Location: Bartholomew County IN

Vogler, Aneta P. Beadle – Obituary

Aneta B. Vogler, 83, of the Lake View Care Center near Hope, died at 10 p.m. Monday [November 3, 1975] at the Bartholomew County Hospital, where she had been a patient for five days. She had been ill for several days. Named senior citizen of the year in 1963 by the Bartholomew County Retirement Foundation. Mrs. Vogler graduated from Purdue University in 1917. She also attended St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame. She served as a dietician in 1917 and 1918, during the first Word War and was a dietician at the Leahi home in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1919 and 1920. An assistant professor of home economics extension of Purdue University, she also served as a trustee of Purdue from 1961 to 1964. She was born in Rochester, NY, June 17, 1892 to George and Ella Kate Powley Beadle. She was married to Marshall Vogler in 1940 and he preceded her in death July 23, 1973. There are no immediate survivors. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Norman Funeral Home in Hope. {Interment at Moravian Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Oltman, Emma May Stoughton – Obituary

Tragedy interrupted preparations for what would otherwise have been a pleasant family dinner Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sardis McQueen, near Clifford, in Bartholomew county, when Mrs. Emma May Oltman, 52 years old, wife of William A. Oltman, of Jackson township in Shelby county, fell from a kitchen doorway to the hard floor of a fruit cellar below, fracturing her skull and breaking her neck. She died fifteen minutes later, at about 11:30 o’clock. Mrs. Oltman was a sister of Thomas and George Stoughton of Shelbyville. She and her husband and two of their children, Robert Samuel and Mary Katherine Oltman, had gone to the McQueen home earlier on Sunday morning to be dinner guests of the McQueen’s. Mr. McQueen is an uncle of Mrs. Oltman. She made no outcry when she fell. Others in the room did not realize what had happened until they heard the sound of her fall. The body was taken to the Fix & Son mortuary here in an ambulance, summoned immediately after the accident. Death had occurred before the ambulance arrived. Besides the husband and the two children and brothers already mentioned, Mrs. Oltman leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Hughes, of Jackson township, and Mrs. Jerry Lewis, of Edinburg; two brothers, Robert Stoughton, of Hendricks township, and Clabe [Claybourne] Stoughton, of Alexandria, Indiana, and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Moore, mother...

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McQueen, Leonard – Obituary

Leonard R. McQueen, 79, Flat Rock, Washington Township retired farmer, died Wednesday [September 13, 1972]. Major Hospital patient since Feb. 4. Bartholomew County native, lived in the Flat Rock community most of his life. Member of the Flat Rock United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of Camon Lodge 343, F. and A.M., at Clifford, and a member of the Flat Rock Citizens Committee. Ewing Mortuary with the Rev. Ray Bozell officiating. Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery. Born Sept. 15, 1892, s/o Alfred Jefferson and Laura (Reed) McQueen. Survivors: 1 daughter, Mrs. Garnet (DeVone) Hamilton, Flat Rock; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hallard (Mary) Conner, Edinburg; and Mrs. Alvin (Edith) Coons, Flat Rock; 1 brother, Harley McQueen, Lebanon. Three brothers and two sisters preceded in death. Contributed by: Shelli...

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McQueen, Floyd E. – Obituary

Floyd E. McQueen, 56-year-old widely known Shelby county resident, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday [April 29, 1947] at the Major hospital. His death was caused by an embolism. Mr. McQueen, whose home was in Washington township, near Flat Rock, was born in Bartholomew county on July 20, 1890, a son of Alfred J. and Laura (Reed) McQueen. In 1920 he was married to Izetta Nading at Flat Rock, and she survives with two sons, A. J. McQueen, of Flat Rock, and Al McQueen, at home. Also surviving are a grandson, Alfred J. McQueen; four sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Alvin Coons and Miss Josephine McQueen, of Knightstown; Mrs. Hazel Wilson, of near Flat Rock; Mrs. Hallard Conner, of near Edinburg; Leonard and Lester McQueen, both of near Flat Rock, and Harley McQueen, of Lebanon. Deceased had resided in the Flat Rock vicinity for about 15 years. He attended the Terre Haute Teachers College and early in life he taught school in Bartholomew county for 10 years. Later he was affiliated with the Lowe Brothers Paint Co., of Ohio, and the Burdsal Paint Co., of Indianapolis. He retired to his farm in Washington township several years ago. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Hope. Funeral services will be conducted at the Flat Rock Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock (DST), with the Rev. S. J....

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Nading, John – Obituary

John Nading, of Flat Rock, died at his residence this morning [September 27, 1888], aged 45 years. He was born April 12, 1843 in Flat Rock Township, Bartholomew Co., the son of Milton and Mary Nading. Lost his father at age 18 years. Married Miss Nora V. Warner Dec. 21, 1871 at Flat Rock, 3 children born. Buried St. George Cemetery. Date of Death: September 27, 1888 BIO: John Nading is one of the men who, though still a young man, has made, so to speak a success in life already, and ranks among the most successful business men of this county. He was born in Flat Rock Township, Bartholomew Co., April 12, 1843, being the oldest son of Milton and Mary (Snyder) Nading. His father, a native of North Carolina, came to Bartholomew Co. in 1836; his mother from the same State, in 1834. They were married, and lived in Bartholomew Co. until his father’s death, which took place in 1861. His mother still lives in Bartholomew Co., with her son Simon. John’s chances for education were small, though he has acquired a good business education, chiefly obtained from intercourse with the world. At the age of 18, he lost his father, and, being the oldest of the family, the chief care devolved upon him. He remained at home four years after this, and up to that time...

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Nading, Harry John – Obituary

Harry J. Nading, age about sixty years, native of Flat Rock, and a resident of Shelby county the greater part of his life, died Monday night [November 9, 1931] at seven o’clock at his home in St. Louis Crossing, Bartholomew county. His death was caused by pneumonia and a heart attack and followed an illness of one day less than a week. Mr. Nading was the manager of the Central States Grain Corporation grain elevator at St. Louis Crossing at the time of his death. He had lived there about two years. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Nading and had been born at Flat Rock. He was engaged in the grain business in Flat Rock for a number of years and also was in the same business at Morristown, before going to St. Louis Crossing. Mr. Nading was a member of the M.E. Church at Morristown, having transferred his membership there from Flat Rock. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Norristown, and Knights of Pythias at Flat Rock. Surviving are the widow Ella Nading; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd [Izetta] McQueen, of Shelbyville and Mrs. Odetta Parrish, of St. Louis Crossing, and two brothers, Walt and Martin Nading, of Flat Rock Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in the Flat Rock cemetery. The...

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Biography of Andrew Arnold

One of the old and substantial business houses of Topeka is that now conducted under the style of Arnold Drug Company, an establishment which had been operated by father and son. This business was founded nearly forty-seven years ago by the late Andrew Arnold, who same here as a poor young man and subsequently advanced to a substantial position in business circles and to a leading place in civic affairs. Andrew J. Arnold was born in 1845, at Columbus, the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, a son of Ephraim Arnold, whe was a pioneer of Indiana and prominent in politics at an early day. Ephraim Arnold married a Miss Perry, who was a near relative of Commodore Perry. After attending the public schools of Columbus, Andrew J. Arnold commended a course at the Indiana State University, but before be had completed his eduention enlisted, when yet but a lad, in Company G, Second Indiana Cavalry for service in the Civil war. He served gallantly with that regiment until captured by the enemy, when he was confined at Andersonville, and although he escaped from the stockade ou a number of occasions was always recaptured, and continued to be held a prisoner until exchanged. When his military service was completed, he returned to the university, from which he was duly graduated. Feeling that there were better opportnuities awaiting him in...

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Biography of Thomas D. B. Stucker

Thomas D. B. Stucker is one of the honored citizens of Fisher, Illinois. His home has been in Champaign County for the past thirty-six years. His life deserves honor and respect ‘for two reasons: First, because of the good and honest work he has done as a private citizen, and second, as an old soldier who helped to save the nation during the dark days from 1861 to 1865. Mr. Stucker, whose ancestry originally was German, was born in Bartholomew County, Indiana, July 13, 1844. He was the fifth in a family of fourteen children, eight sons and six daughters, born to Jeptha and Elizabeth (Bowman) Stucker. Five of these children are still living. Jeptha Stucker was born in the Blue Grass State of Kentucky, June 22, 1805, and he died in Bartholomew County, Indiana, in 1890, when in his eighty-sixth year. On leaving Kentucky he first settled in Jefferson County, Indiana, where he married. Possessing a good education, he taught school and for thirty-seven years was justice of the peace in Bartholomew County. He also served as county assessor. He and his wife, who also died in Bartholomew County, were active members of the Baptist Church. His main occupation was farming and he possessed a well improved place of ninety-three acres situated seven miles from Columbus, Indiana. That farm is still owned and occupied by one of his...

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Biography of William R. Zook

William R. Zook. The life of William B. Zook had embraced a wide range of experiences and covered a period of more than forty-seven years in Western Kansas. He was one of those whose labor lent dignity and stability to unsettled and undeveloped concitions, and whose faith in the future was readily communicated to his associates among the early settlers. In the period following the Civil war, in which he had fought as a soldier of the Union, he cast his fortunes among the pioneers of the frontier, and after many hardships and vicissitudes finally emerged triumphant, the owner of a competence that is allowing him to pass his declining years in the cornfort and peace to which his long years of labor entitle him. William R. Zook, retired citizen of Cuba, was born in the State of Indiana February 4, 1846. He was educated in that state and in Missouri, to which latter he was taken by his parents as a lad of nine years, and was reared as a farmer, a vocation which he was following when the Civil war came on. He was but ten days past his seventeenth birthday when he became a soldier of the Union, enlisting February 14, 1863, in Company M, Second Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry, which was attached to the Western Army and engaged in service with the hostile Indians on the...

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Biography of John Wallace Howe

John Wallace Howe. Few men are able to comprehend within a period of less than seventy years such a variety of experience and achievement as John Wallace Howe of Independence. He is one of the youngest vsterans of the Union army in the war between the states. Besides the part played by him as a faithful soldier in that struggle, he had been a farmer, a carpenter, had lived in a number of different localities, and was one of the pioneer settlers in Montgomery County, Kansas, having established his home there on the frontier more than forty-five years ago. Public honors have come to him and he had discharged his responsibilities with the same care and fidelity which he displayed while following the flag on southern battlefields. He had been a merchant, a homesteader, a traveling salesman, and is still in the harness as one of the leading insurance and real estate men of Independence. His ancestors, the Howes, were originally English people, emigrated to the North of Ireland, and from there came to America. John Wallace Howe was born in Bartholomew County, Indiana, July 5, 1848. His father, Isaac Howe, was born in the North of Ireland in 1800, came to this country as a young man and located in Cincinnati, where he married Miss Rosanna Dunlap, who was from Scotland. She was born in 1806, also in...

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Lee, William Max – Obituary

William M. Lee, who came to Whitman County in 1872 from Walla Walla, died at his home in this city Tuesday evening [June 16, 1925], surrounded by his wife and four surviving children. He suffered an attack of pneumonia about two weeks ago and due to his advanced age of 77 years the after effects proved fatal. Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. W. P. Osgood, a former pastor coming from Albany, Oregon, to officiate, assisted by the new pastor, Rev. J. L. Peringer. Mr. Lee was an active member of the finance committee which made possible the erection of the present modern church structure from which he was buried. Colfax business houses closed for a half hour during the services. Honorary pallbearers were J. L. Strevy, F. N. English, Henry Hickman, Alex Hickman, J. R. Good, S. W. Crumbaker and Charles Stilson. The active pallbearers were John Aegerter, Frank Schreiber, Fred Waldrip, Will T. Smith, Chester Hamilton, Philo Stilson and Miller Stripe. Besides his wife, Tressa, he is survived by two sons, Harvey and Louie Lee of Diamond, and two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Palmer of Walla Walla and Mrs. E. F. Schuldt of The Dalles, Oregon. Mr. Lee was born at Bartholomew Co., Indiana, May 3, 1948. A year later his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Lee moved to...

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Harker, James – Obituary

James Harker Is Called By Death; Aged Resident Answers Final Summons This Morning At 5:30 O’clock, was 82 years of age at the time of his death [November 20, 1906] and has lived in this city since 1876 – Funeral tomorrow. James Harker an aged and highly respected citizen, passed away this morning at 5:30 o’clock at the family resident on West Park Avenue. Mr. Harker was 82 years of age at the time of his death and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Xantippe Harker. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the last residence. Dr. F. G. Davies, pastor of the First Baptist church will conduct the services. Interment will be made in the Ottumwa Cemetery. James Harker was born in Bartholomew County in the state of Indiana in 1824. In the year of 1876, accompanied by his wife, he came to this city. Had he lived until next February, he and Mrs. Harker would have celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. For a number of years Mr. Harker was sexton of the Ottumwa Cemetery. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was widely known throughout the community in which he lived, as a devout Christian and a man of sterling worth. OBIT: Ottumwa Courier – Nov 20, 1906 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Harker, Alonzo – Obituary

Alonzo Harker was born May 11, 1857 near Hope, Bartholomew County, Indiana and died Sept. 22, 1891, at his home 1236 North Court St., Ottumwa, Iowa. He came to Ottumwa with his parents James and Xantippe Harker in 1876. He has lived in this city ever since except two years spent in Kansas. In 1877 he was baptized and received into membership of the First Baptist church of this city, of which church he has been a faithful member to the day of his death. October 16, 1879, he was married to Laura A. Bonwell, of Bartholomew County, IN, who, with two children, Harry B. and Ina P. are left to mourn his demise. Funeral services were held at the house Thursday, September 24, conducted by his pastor, Rev. H. Williams, who preached from Matthew 26:39. On account of other relatives being expected the body was not laid away until Friday morning, when brief services were held at the house and closing services at the grave. He was laid to rest by the side of his little daughter, Opal J. who was buried three years ago. The church and the many friends sympathize with the mourning ones in this their great bereavement. SECOND OBIT: Died at his home on North Court Street at six o’clock in the evening, Mr. Alonzo Harker of typhoid fever. He was taken ill last...

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Goehring, Laura Bonwell – Obituary

Mrs. Laura Alice Goehring, a resident of Ottumwa since 1879 and the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church here, died at 10:20 a.m. today [December 12, 1942] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. W. Swanson of 223 North Marion Street. Mrs. Goehring was born November 29, 1859, near Columbus, Ind., the daughter of Michael and Agnes Bonwell. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ina Swanson, and one son, Harry Harker, both of Ottumwa. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Opal Harker, who died in 1888, and by one brother D. S. Bonwell, who died in 1940. In 1879 she was married to Alonzo Harker, who died in 1891. She was married to Lewis Goehring in 1896 and he preceded her in death in 1935. Besides her membership in the First Baptist Church, she was a member of Chapter 112, Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the First Baptist Church in charge of the Rev. John R. Estes. The body will be taken from the Lester Jay Funeral Home late Sunday afternoon to the O. W. Swanson resident at 223 North Marion Street. Interment will be in Ottumwa Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Frank Hubert Sherwood

Frank Hubert Sherwood was for many years a successful farmer in Elk County, but in recent years had been owner and had succeeded in developing a very strong independent telephone company at Grenola, and now gives his time and attention to the management of this exchange. Mr. Sherwood also enjoys the distinction of being the mayor of Grenola. The Sherwoods came originally from England, settling in Virginia in colonial days, and Mr. Sherwood’s grandfather, William Sherwood, was born in that state. He was an early settler in Southern Indiana, owned a farm in Bartholomew County, and died at Columbus in that state before Frank H. Sherwood was born. Columbus, Indiana, was also the birthplace of Mr. Frank H. Sherwood. His birthday was June 10, 1869. His father, John B. Sherwood, who was born September 19, 1836, also in Bartholomew County, Indiana, followed farming all his life, and in April, 1886, came to Kansas, locating at Winchester in Jefferson County. He died at Dunavant in Jefferson County January 11, 1915. He was a republican in politics. He was married in Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Miss Sarah Frances Hays, who was born in that county November 20, 1838. She still makes her home at Dunavant, being now in her seventy-ninth year. There were six children. Oscar Melville, who was born at Columbus, Indiana, November 28, 1861, was a merchant, and died...

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