Location: Shelby County IN

Moore, Minnie Stoughton – Obituary

Mrs. Minnie O. Moore, 68 years old, wife of Otis (Alvie) Moore, died at her home, 1002 South West street at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday morning after a long illness. She had suffered six paralytic strokes, the first one thirteen years ago. Mrs. Moore had been an invalid for ten years. She was born in Douglas county, Illinois July 26, 1875 and was the daughter of the Rev. Samuel and Belinda Stoughton. She had spent all her life in this county with the exception of eight years she spent in Illinois. The deceased had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past nineteen years. She married Mr. Moore February 19, 1893. He survives with two of the six children, Frank D. Moore, of the Armstrong & Moore Real Estate and Insurance dealers, of this city and Paul B. Moore, at home. She also leaves four brothers, Claybourne, of Alexandria; Robert of Bartholomew county and Thomas and George Stoughton, both of this city; two grandchildren, Jean Ann and John Edward. Mrs. Moore’s parents were pioneers of Shelby county. Her father was a Baptist minister. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Blue River Baptist church of Jackson township. Funeral rites will be held at the late home at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. Clarence Hager, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church will officiate. The body will be placed in the...

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Oltman, William A. – Obituary

William A. Oltman, 82, resident of Marion township, died at Major Hospital at 1:15 this morning following an illness of six months. Born near Hope March 31, 1873, Mr. Oltman, a farmer, had spent most of his life in Shelby county. His parents were Dirk and Susan (Reed) Oltman. He was a member of the Haw Patch Baptist Church near Clifford. In 1898 he was married to Emma Stoughton whose death occurred in 1933. He is survived by four children. Mrs. Bertha Hughes, and Robert S. Oltman, of this city, Mrs. Bessie Stoughton, Greenfield, and Mrs. Mary Bennett of Marion township. Also surviving are three brothers, George E. Oltman of this city, John H. Oltman, Jackson township and Harvey Oltman, Vero Beach, Florida. There are 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services, in charge of the Ewing mortuary, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Blue River Separate Baptist Church near Marietta. Burial will be in the Conover cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Sunday. The Shelbyville News, Saturday, August 13, 1955 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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Shaw, Claude H. – Obituary

In ill health for several years, Claude H. Shaw, died at his home in Noble township, Wednesday evening at 7:10 o’clock. He was 78 years. Mr. Shaw, who was a farmer and had spent the greater past of his life in Shelby county, was born in Butler County, Ohio, on April 18, 1869. He was a member of the Methodist Church. On December 23, 1894, he was married to Miss Mellie Phillippe, who survives with a daughter, Mrs. Sally Weidner; three granddaughters, Mrs. Ralph Bentley, Mrs. David Snyder and Miss Claudine Weidner, all of this city, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Grove Baptist church today at 2:00 p.m. (DST) and burial will be made in the church cemetery in charge of Carl Norman of Hope. Friends may call at the late home at any time. Shelbyville Republican, Friday, August 8, 1947 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Compton, Homer – Obituary

Homer Compton, 81, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday at the Ken-Joy Convalescent Home in Hope where he had been admitted September 25, following 10 days hospitalization. He was a former Shelby County resident who moved to Lakeland, Florida, following his retirement from the U.S. Tire and Rubber Co. about 20 years ago. Services will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ewing Mortuary, with burial in Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. Born in Shelby County September 27, 1892, Mr. Compton was the son of William and Clara Compton. He was married in February, 1913, to Mary Alta Rafferty and she died June 4, 1931. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. William (Etha) Freeman, of Columbus; Mrs. R. J. (Mary) McBrearty of San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. R.K. (Betty) Clayton of Ithaca, New York; one son Hugh A. Compton, Denver, Colorado; 10 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one brother, Howard Compton, Boggstown. Two sons, two brothers and two sisters preceded in death. Shelbyville News, Tuesday, October 3, 1972 Contributed by: Shelli...

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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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Shaw, Mellie Phillippe – Obituary

Prosecutor Donald L. Brunner said this afternoon he will call the Shelby County grand jury to meet soon, and he said he would ask the jury to consider returning an indictment against Charles M. Bennett for reckless homicide in the traffic death of Mrs. Mellie Shaw. Shelby county recorded its sixth traffic fatality of 1953 today with the death this morning of Mrs. Mellie Shaw, 78, of Noble township, who died at the Major Hospital after being injured July 17 in a car-truck collision on south State Road 9 three miles from the city. Meanwhile Charles M. Bennett, 35, Shelbyville, RR3, arrested and charged with drunken driving in the accident, filed another motion yesterday seeking to quash the affidavit against him, after being granted a motion for continuance of the case July 18. Another drunken driving charge is still pending against the defendant from last October. Mrs. Shaw, who suffered shock and multiple fractures of the right arm and clavicle in the accident, died at 3:30 a.m. today. She was a passenger in a 1948 Dodge coach owned and driven by her daughter Mrs. Cleo (Sallie) Hook, 49, Flat Rock, R.R.1, who received cuts and bruises in the accident. The Hook car was in collision with a 1950 Dodge pick-up truck owned and driven by Bennett, authorities said, and loss to each vehicle was set at $700. State police...

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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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Compton, Mary Alta Rafferty – Obituary

MOTHER OF SIX CHILDREN DIES Mrs. Homer Compton, Age 36 Years, Victim of Pneumonia Early Today HOLD FUNERAL SATURDAY Mrs. Alta Compton, age 36 years, wife of Homer Compton, trustee of Hendricks township, died at the Major Hospital at five o’clock this morning of pneumonia. She was taken to the hospital on Memorial Day and her condition had been critical for the past several days. Carl Robert, one-year-old son, is ill at the present time with pneumonia. Mrs. Compton was born in Shelby county on October 21, 1894. Her marriage to Mr. Compton took place on February 4, 1913, and six children were born to them. The deceased was a member of the Bengal Christian church. Besides the husband, three sons, John William, age 17 years, Hugh Albert, 13, and Carl Robert, one-year-old, and three daughters, Etha Juanita, 15, Mary Bess, 8, and Betty Jean. A foster sister, Mrs. Louis Day, of Marietta and three cousins, Mrs. Raymond Bass, Mrs. Dallas Updegraff, and Mrs. Ralph Carson, all of this county, also survive. Funeral services will be held at the Bengal Christian church at ten o’clock Saturday morning with the Rev. Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in charge of Carmony Brothers. [Buried Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery] The Shelbyville Republican, Thursday, June 4, 1931 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Moore, Alva Otis – Obituary

Otis Moore, 86, retired farmer and resident of this city since 1918, died at noon today [April 4, 1958] at the home of a son, Frank Moore at 21 North Miller Street. He had been in failing health with a heart condition for three months. The son of Robert Fulton Moore and Rebecca (Cochran) Moore, he was born in Shelby county February 18, 1872. He was married to Minnie O. Stoughton who preceded him in death in 1936. Surviving with the son at whose home he died are another son, Paul of near this city; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Moore was a member of the Bengal Christian church and the Knights of Pythias Lodge. Funeral services will be announced from the Sleeth Funeral Home. [Temple Hill Mausoleum] The Shelbyville News, April 4, 1958 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cropper, Robert – Obituary

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...

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Nading, Goldie May Parks – Obituary

Mrs. Walter (Golda) Nading died at her home in Flat Rock Sunday afternoon [January 12, 1919] at 1:30 o’clock. Her death was caused by influenza, with which she had suffered for one week. Mrs. Nading was 29 years old and has been a resident of Flat Rock for six years. Before her marriage to Mr. Nading her home was in Marion, Indiana. She leaves her husband, two little girls, age five and two, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Parks, of Marion, Indiana, four brothers, three in service and one sister. The funeral services will be held at her late home in Flat Rock Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. J. L. Meyer will officiate. The body will be taken to Marion, Indiana where short funeral services will be held Wednesday and interment will be made in Marion Cemetery. The Shelbyville Republican, January 13, 1919 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Wasson, Elva McClintic Nading – Obituary

Mrs. Elva Wasson, wife of Otis Wasson of Flat Rock, died at the W. S. Major hospital at 10:40 o’clock this morning [January 5, 1950]. She had been in a serious condition since becoming ill three weeks ago. A native of Newbern, Mrs. Wasson had resided in Shelby county since childhood. She was born in 1880 and was the daughter of Elisha and Nellie (Parks) McClintic. Her marriage to Mr. Wasson took place in September 1946. Surviving with the husband are four children, Mrs. Grace Emerick, Ralph Nading and Lloyd Harrell of Flat Rock and Mrs. Iva Mae Harris of Muskegon, Michigan. Also surviving are four grandchildren and one brother, Wallace McClintic of Indianapolis. A sister, Mrs. Grace Wertz, died recently. Mrs. Wasson was a member of the Lewis Creek Methodist Church and funeral rites will be held there Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Patterson Cemetery in charge of the Murphy Mortuary. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Friday. The Shelbyville News, January 5, 1950 Contributed by: Shelli...

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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, Sonora Nora Veranda Warner – Obituary

Sonora Veranda, daughter of Martin and Mary Anne Warner, was born May 16, 1853. Died Sunday Evening at 7:30 June 10, 1923, age 70 years and 25 days. She was married to John Nading December 21, 1871. He passed away September 27, 1888. To this union were born six children, Harry, Walter, Ralph, Gertrude, Martin, and Grant. Ralph died in 1886 at the age of 6 years. Gertrude, the only daughter, died at Topeka, Kansas in 1891 at the age of 10. Grant died in 1886 at 1 year of age. She leaves the three sons, ten grandchildren, one great grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Sarah Porter, many friends and co-workers in her Christian life who will cherish her memory. All her life has been lived in this County (Shelby) except a few years in Topeka, Kansas and one and one half years in ’98 and ’99 when doing missionary work in India. She united with the church in early girlhood and at the time of her death was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church at Lewis Creek, Indiana. During her life she was an active church worker and Missionary. She was ever anxious that the Gospel Story reach those in the far away lands an in the poor and lonely ways of life. While in India she used her own funds to construct a Missionary Home near Calcutta....

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