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Robert (Bob) Cropper, age seventy-seven, widely known Shelby township farmer living near Fenns, died at 2:00 a.m. Tuesday [March 19, 1940] at the Major Hospital here following a two-week illness. His death was due to pneumonia.
The son of John and Emily Cropper, he was born November 11, 1862, in Rush County, and was married to Mrs. Sarah Hendrickson 45 years ago. She died 24 years ago. One child born to the union died in infancy. Survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Leonard McQueen and Mrs. Earl Shoaf, of Washington township; two half-sisters, both living in California, and a step-son, Earl Hendrickson, of Akron, Ohio.
He was a brother of William Cropper, who died in 1936. Funeral services will be held at the C. F. Fix & Son mortuary at 2:00 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Ray Bozell, of Edinburg will officiate, assisted by Rev. Henry White, of Flat Rock, and burial will he made in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman