Shelby  County  Indiana


The Shelbyville  News
Monday, April 16, 1956
          John Youngman, 84, father of  Mrs. Ray S. Harris  of 823 Center St., died at this home at Wheeling, W. Va., Tuesday evening.  He had been in failing health for some time, but death was unexpected.
          Surviving with the daughter here is the widow.  Funeral arrangements were not learned here today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The Shelbyville  Republican
Friday April 9, 1937
Page 3 column 6
Mrs. Donna Youngman, 55, Passes Away
          Mrs. Donna Youngman, 55, wife of  Roy Youngman, died at her home, 305 Howard street at 5:00 p.m. Thursday following an illness of several months.
          She was the daughter of  Simeon  and  Lucinda Moore and was born in Shelby county, January 2, 1882.  Survivors besides the husband are two daughters, Fern Borders  of Richmond, and  Miss Faye Youngman, at home, one son, Russell Youngman, of this city, and six grandchildren.  She also leaves two half-sisters, Mrs. Naomi Benson, of Noble township, and  Mrs. Deb Brandenburg, of Indianapolis.
          Mrs. Youngman was a member of the Pleasant Grove church in Noble township, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in the church cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Missy Moore

The Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, February 9, 1927
Page 1 column 4
Mrs. Sarah Margaret Youngman Had Been Ill For Five Months
          Mrs. Sarah Margaret Youngman, age 74, wife of John Youngman, for thirty years a resident of Noble and Washington streets, died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Scott, 959 Morris Avenue, at 5:50 o'clock this morning after suffering from a complication of diseases for about five months. She was brought to the home of her daughter about two weeks ago because of her serious condition.
          Mrs. Youngman was born in Howard county October 20, 1851, the daughter of Joseph & Hattie Hendrickson. She was married to John Youngman in 1871. To this union eight children were born, three of whom survive. They are Mrs. Scott, the daughter at whose home she died; Mrs. Della Sparks, of Indianapolis, and  Roy Youngman  of  this city.  Two brothers, Thomas H. Hendrickson and  Benjamin Hendrickson, of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Spellman, of this city and  Mrs. Lina Brooks of Waldron, survive. Twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews are living.
          She was for many years a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at Norristown and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances who mourn her death. Short funeral services will be held at the home of the daughter at 9:15 o'clock Friday morning, followed by services at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at 10:30 o'clock, with the Rev. B.M. Webb officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 29, 1918
Page 1 column 4
Lifeless Body of John Youngman of Norristown
Found Hanging in Corncrib At Early Hour Today
Thought To Have Led To Slight Mental Derangement
Wife, Two Sons and Two Daughters Survive
          John Youngman, a farmer living on the north edge of Norristown, committed suicide this morning at his home, by hanging himself in a corncrib near his home.  Mr. Youngman had been ill for the past two years, suffering from nervous troubles of various sorts.  His neighbors stated that he worried to a great extent over his crops.  His mind was supposed to have been slightly deranged, as to continual worry.  Mrs. Youngman had left her husband alone in the house when she went to milk at five o'clock.  Returning a few minutes later, she discovered that her husband had gone, and immediately began a search, finding his lifeless body a short time later, suspended by a short length of rope in the corn crib.  Mr. Youngman was sixty-five years of age.  He has lived in Washington township for a number of years.
          Surviving with the wife, are two sons  Roy, manager of the Cave exchange and  Wilbur, a cabinet maker of this city; also two daughters,  Mrs. Dell Sparks  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Mae Scott, wife of Charles Scott of this city.
          The sad death of this man makes the second suicide to occur within the county in the past five days.  He was held in the highest esteem by his neighbors and friends, all of whom are shocked to learn of his taking his life this morning.  Mr. Youngman with his family, held membership in the Pleasant Grove Church east of Norristown.  He was also a member of the Masons lodge at Norristown for the past 29 years serving a post of that time as tyier.
          Stewart & Fix were called to Norristown to prepare the body for burial.  The funeral of Mr. Youngman will be held at the Pleasant Grove Church Wednesday morning at ten and burial will be made there.  The Masons will participate in the burial ceremony.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
August 1, 1894
Page 1, column 5
          Edwin,  infant son of  Mr. and Mrs. Ora Youngman,  died at their residence on East South-st., at eleven a.m. to-day, August 1st, 1894.  Remains will be buried at Forest Hill cemetery Thursday, August 2nd.  Services at the house at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Farr officiating, D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Republican
March 12, 1888
Page 4
          Jesse Youngman,  and[sic] old and respected citizen of Waldron, died this morning at 1 o'clock after a short illness with pneumonia.  The funeral services will be held at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist chrch on Tuesday at 10 o'clock.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 12, 1879
Page 3
          YOUNGMAN --- On the 5th day of June, 1879, in Waldron,  Mrs. Youngman.  The remains were interred in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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