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** Source: Gibbins family Bible of Dearborn County, submitted by Shuman researcher Ken Heffley.
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-WILL A. WHEELER
Again the community was called on to part with another of our aged and highly respected citizens, Mr. Will A. Wheeler, who has been in declining health for some time. His death occured Sunday night, about 10 p.m. Mr. Whheler was well known throughout Dearborn county. He taught school for more than thirty years and for a term of six years held the office of Sparta township trustee. Uprighteousness, square-dealing, unfailing honesty marked all his associations. Mr. Wheeler was active in the Dillsboro community, even in the period of his failure in health. He was connected with the official board of Greendale cemetery.He loved the out-of-doors as was his only sister, Mrs. Anna Shuman, and many lovely bouquets from their gardens were sent to gladden the hearts of many friends and shut-ins. He was a member of Ellen Lodge No. 168 F. & A.M. of Moores Hill and also of Milan chapter Royal Arch Masons, Also of Dillsboro chapter No. 275 O.E.S. and the K.of P. Lodge of Chesterville. He was long identified with masonry, the apron he cherished
highly was also worn by his grandfather and father before him. Dillsboro chapter O.E.S. held services at the home on monday evening. For the past sixteen years Mr. wheeler has been making his home with his sister and husband Mr. And Mrs. Albert Shuman, where he was deeply loved and tenderly cared for during his illness, which extended over a period of two years.
Funeral ws held in the Dillsboro Methodist Church tuesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Parsley, assisted by the Masonic Lodge. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery.




** Source: Gibbins family Bible of Dearborn County, submitted by Shuman researcher Ken Heffley.
I don't have a date from the newspaper.
-ALBERT JAMES SHUMAN
Albert james Shuman was born on October 22, 1858 and departed this life at his home in Dillsboro Feb. 8, 1931, at the age of 72 years, 4 months, 17 days, after an illness of pneumonia. He was tenderly cared for during is illness by his devoted wife, mr. and Mrs. Lovell Shuman. Mr. and Mrs. Shuman were married at Chesterville december 28, 1881 and contentedly jouney along the pathway of life for the past fifty years. They first resided at Chesterville then mved on a farm in Ripley county, two miles west of town, and at the present time lived in Dillsboro. Shortly after their marriage he and his wife became members of Chesterville M.E. Church. After they moved to his farm in Ripley County they changed their membership to Greens Chapel M.E. Church. At public installation of the I.O.O.F. Janurary 10 he was presented with a beautiful emblamatic pin rewarding him for his faithful and loyal membership for more than fifty years. He was also affiliatd with the K. Of P. Lodge Title Wave 77 at Chesterville. He was a member of the Rebecaa Lodge.
The writer has known him to be a quiet, unassuming, courteous gentleman. he was found at the bedside of a sick neighbor or friend to whom he was ever ready to minister. In a comforting way shortly before his passing to the great beyond he assured his faithful wife that all was well with him.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Mrs. Anna Shuman, one son Ernest, who is residing on a farm near Dillsboro, Cortes, the oldest son, having preceded his father in death; one sister, Mrs. Mary Loftus of Chesterville; four grandchildren, Lovell, Delver, Floyd and Lillie Etta Shuman and one granddaughter by marriage, Mrs. Lovell Shuman, two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Ernest Shuman and Mrs. Mayme Mozingo; Mr. Will Wheeler, a brother-in-law, who has been in their home for fifteen years.




** Source: Gibbins family Bible of Dearborn County, submitted by Shuman researcher Ken Heffley.
I don't have a date from the newspaper.
-MARY ELIZABETH MILLER
Mary Elizabeth Miller was born Feb. 17, 1844, at Miller's mill near Dillsboro, Ind.and died very unexpectantly at the home of her sister Mrs. Emma Schmolsmire, Greencastle, Indiana, friday April 16, 1909. She was the eldest daughter of William B. and Sarah A. Miller. At an early age she united with the Dillsboro M.E. church under the pastorate of Rev. James McCall, for a few years previous to her death, she had been a member of the Mt. Tabor Church. she was a student of Moores Hill College graduating in the class of '68. She made her home with her sister's Mrs. Anna Sawdon and Mr.s Emma Scholsmire since the death of her parents; who preceded her to the heavenly home some twenty years. At the time of her death she was a member of the Mt. Tabor missionary, and Pleasant View Grange. She was devoted to her church and for many years was a teacher in the Dillsboro Sabbath School. She was very much attached to the Missionary Society, looking forward from one meeting to the next to the pleasure of going, and at the time of her death plannig to come home for the next one, having written she would be there. She was of a timid, retiring dispostion, but so gentle and lovable she held a large place in the hearts of all who knew her. She loved everybody but especially the children, each child being a favorite with "Aunt May". She was happy and content in seeking others happiness before her own, truly her life was patterned after the Master's. Wher ever she went the blessing of her patient, cheery life was felt and, not one, but, many home's will be the sadder that "Aunt May" will come no more. She was the first called home of a family of eight children, leaving Dr. C.B. Miller, Helena Mont., J.G. Miller, Ft. Smith, Ark.,Mrs. Anna Sawdon, Aurora, Ind., Mrs. Emma Schmolsmire,Greencastle, Ind., R.W. Miller. Dillsboro, Ind., Dr. R.H. Miller, Cross Plains, Ind.,E.A. Miller, Moores Hill, Ind. We desire to kindly thank our many friends and neighbors for their assistance and sympathy on the occasion of the death and funeral of Mary E. Miller.




** Source: Gibbins family Bible of Dearborn County, submitted by Shuman researcher Ken Heffley.
March 9, 1882 Lawrenceburg Press
-JULIA A. DARLING
Mrs. Julia A. Darling died, at her home near Manchester Station, Julia A. Darling, widow of the late Thomas J. Darling aged 73 years. She was born in Kentucky in 1808, came to this state with her parents Robert and Nancy Martin, was married to Thomas Darling in March, 1829. She had wonderful home and was surrounded by the comforts of life. For many years she had been an invalid, watched and cared for by her children and friends until on tuesday the 14th ult. death came and released her from suffering which she had borne so patiently and so long. She talked to her children about the heavenly home that Jesus had gone to prepare for her, and when we think of mother Darling, it is pleasant for us to know that she sleeps well in the christian home of glory. The funeral took place on friday, conducted by the Rev.Benj. Plummer, assisted by Bros. Johnson and Protor. We depply sympathize with the family in this hour of their sadness




** Source: Gibbins family Bible of Dearborn County, submitted by Shuman researcher Ken Heffley.
I don't have a date from the newspaper.
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JOHN ZEHWAS born in Selwitz, Germany, March 29, 1834. he emigrated with his parents to America in 1841, and settled in Dearborn County, Indiana. Where he resided until his death, August 23, 1887. He married Miss Harriett A. Powell, march 31, 1859. She and a son and two daughters remain to mourn their loss. When 13 years of age he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church.
His life was that of a faithful christian. For eight months he was an invalid, suffering with a species of paralysis. he bore his sufferings with remarkable patience and fortitude. He died in the triumphs of christian faith, exclaiming at the last, "Jesus is with me." In his death his family has lost a devoted husband and a loving father, the church one of her most faithful and devout members, and the community a citizen of unblemished character. A good man has gone to his rewards. H. Harris




** Source: Gibbins family Bible of Dearborn County, submitted by Shuman researcher Ken Heffley.
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WILLIAM S. MONTEITH, WELL KNOWN CITIZEN, IS DEAD AT HIS HOME
William S. Monteith, well known resident here for many years, died yesterday afternoon shortly before 5 o'clock at his residence in Main Street. Mr. Monteith was 76 years of age. He had been ill only about a week, but he had been up several times during his illness, and his relatives did not realize that the end was so near. Mr. Monteith was born in Warsaw, Kentucky, but came to Vicksburg with his parents when an unfant. He was only twelve years of age at the outbreak of the civil war. He remained in Vicksburg during the celebrated seige of the city in '63 and he had many thrilling experiences. In his early manhood days Mr. Monteith had been in business here, but for the past thirty odd years had been one of the crew on the transfer boats here. He was a most faithful employee, and a steady and reliable worker, and it was fourteen years ago since he had taken a vacation. In 1878 Mr. Monteith was married to Miss Sarah Robertson. The wife preceded him to the grave by twenty years. the deceased gentleman was a kind husband and father, and he had always been well liked by all in his neighborhood. He had many good traits and he will be sincerely missed by the members of his household, his friends and his fellow workers. These children survive Mr. Monteith; Mrs. John McCarron, Mrs. Alice Smith, Miss Emma Monteith and Louis and John Monteith. Besides he leaves seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Mr. Monteith was always interested in and kind to children and he helped rear a number of others than his own. The funeral of Mr. Monteith will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the family residence, Rev. J.C. Greenoe officiating. Rev. C.E. Woodson will assist.




-WILLIAM S. MONTEITH NOW LIES UNDER SOD
The remains of William S. Monteith, well known citizen, were quietly interred late Saturday afternoon. A number of relatives and friends of the deceased assembled at the Main Street home to pay their last respects. Many beautiful floral tributes were received, and the new made mound of the cemetery was completely hidden with designs at the conclusion of the ceremony. Rev.'s J.c. Greenoe and C.E. Woodson conducted the funeral services and spoke words that were comforting to the bereaved relatives. Reverend Greenoe told of the deep significance of the word, father, in a household. He declared he had visited Mr. Monteith at noon on the day he died, and the patient had told oh his belief in Jesus and his hope for the here-after. The services were rendered more beautiful through the singing of a small choir, who sang "Asleep in Jesus", and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Mrs. Ethel Chalfant also sang very
sweetly, "Face to Face." While the funeral exercises were in progress the bell of the Constitution fire house was tolled, Mr. Monteith, in his young manhood, having been a valued member of the Vicksburg volunteer fire department. These gentlemen served as pallbearers; Frank Cashman, Arthur Martin, John Howard Sr.,Joseph Wilks,Jack Williams,George Yoste.




** Source: Gibbins family Bible of Dearborn County, submitted by Shuman researcher Ken Heffley.
I don't have a date from the newspaper.
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CARDS OF THANKS
We Wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and service rendered during the bereavement and funeral of Dr. H.P. LONG. We wish to thank the minister, Rev. Morrow, for his consoling words and Mrs. D.C. Wilbur and those who rendered the song service, to the undertaker, Mr. Albert Mathias for the efficient manner of conducting the funral and for the many beautiful floral tributes from relatives and friends. MRS. H.P. LONG & SON DALE




** Source: Gibbins family Bible of Dearborn County, submitted by Shuman researcher Ken Heffley.
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JESSIE OLIVE SALE
Jessie Olive Sale was born near Dillsboro, Indiana, December 11, 1885, and slept away at her home in Dillsboro, July 5, 1934. her parents were John D. and Martha Sprong Smith. her father enlsited in the Union Army at an early age and served under Grant and Sherman around Chatanooga and Atlanta and the famous "march to the Sea."Jessie when a child, often questioned her father about his experience in camp on the battle field or on the march. After the war he was a farmer for several years, but on account of an accident he was unable to continue farming and removed to Dillsboro. Her mother was a very unusual homekeeper, a devout member of the Methodist Church, and a very ardent worker therin. She was also a minister if mercy at the bedside of the sick and the home of the needy. In this atmosphere, Jessie grew to be a sweet, gentle child, and wonderful wife and mother. She took an early interest in education and music. She was the first graduate of the Dillsboro High School, and later took three years training in the teachers college at Terre Haute. She taught school for approximately twenty years in Ripley county and Dearborn county, and in the high schools of Vincennes and Kokomo. Mr. George C. Cole, former superintendant of the Dearborn County schools and later state superintendant of Public Instructions said of her that she was one of two outstanding teacher's in all his experience. She loved music and early became proficient in piano and singing. It greatly pleased her mother to hear her beautiful voice singing the old time church hymns and it pleased her younger friends to hear her sing the " Low Backed Car" and other popular songs of the times.She became a member of the Methodist Church when a child and was an active worker in choir and Sunday School as long as her health permitted. She married Edgar S. Sale, June 14, 1922. They have two boys, James Fleetwood age 9 and John Elward, age 6. She was devoted to her home, her husband and her children.She took an active part in community affairs and was a past Worthy Matron, of the order of Eastern Star, and was also as active member of the ladies auxiliry of the American Legion. She was passionately fond of poetry and literature, and we can say of her as one of her beloved peots has said:- " I can not see that thou art far Since near at need the Angels are, And when the Sunset gates unbar Shall I not see thee waiting stand And while against the evening star The welcome of thy beckonig hand."




** Source: Gibbins family Bible of Dearborn County, submitted by Shuman researcher Ken Heffley.
I don't have a date from the newspaper.
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DR. FLEETWOOD H. SALE
Fleetwood Howard Sale, son of Dr. James H. Sale and Cordelia A.Young was born in Dillsboro, Ind. January 24th, 1868, and peacefully crossed the silent river at 5:30 o'clock a.m. Devember 4th, 1928, at the age of 60 years 10 months and 10 days.He was educated in the public schools of Clay township, Moores Hill College and the Ohio Medical College of Cincinatti, Ohio, graduating from the latter institution in the class of 1889. Immediately after his graduation he was united in marrage to Lillie E. Gibbons who passed to the great beyond in the year 1920, leaving as the fruits of this union, one daughter, Cordelia Shuman, and also leaving a foster son, Willard L. Opp, who was nurtured by them in infancy and youth. In the year 1921 he was married to Ameila C. Greive who continued as his faithful and loving companion to the end. For many years he practiced medicine in Dillsboro and the vicinity and served two terms as Coroner of Dearborn county, during which time he endeared himself to many whome he succored in times of distress, but in the winter of 1917-18 he overtaxed his strength ministering to the many influenza sufferers during that depressing period, and contracted the disease himself, from the effects of which he never fully recovered, and in the year 1925, by reason of ill health he was forced to abandon his profession. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Hopewell Lodge Free and Accepted Masons and Dillsboro Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, all of Dillsboro, and the Milan Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Milan, Indiana, and was especially well known and loved in Masonic circes in Dearborn and adjoining counties. He leaves surving him, and widow Amelia C. Sale, his daughter Mrs. E.W. Shuman, his grandchildren, Delver, Floyd, and Lillie Etta Shuman, and his brother
Edgar S. Sale.

-Cards of Thanks:
We wish to express our sincere to every one who in any way gave assistance, sympathy or service during the illness of our beloved husband and father, Dr. Fleet H. Sale.
MRS. AMEILA SALE
MRS. CORDEILA SHUMAN




** Source: Gibbins family Bible of Dearborn County, submitted by Shuman researcher Ken Heffley.
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Obituary: GEORGE F. GIBBINS
Washington Township again mourns the loss of another of her best citizens. George F. Gibbins was born in this Township August 22d,1841, died November 18, 1888, aged 47 years, 3 months, and 26 days, was born on the same farm and but a short distance from where he died. Mr. Gibbins was a prosperous farmer, and leaves his family very comfortably situated; was a quiet man, an upright citizen, a man of moral and industrious habits, a good neighbor nad a kind friend. We don't think he had an enemy. Mr. Gibbins' disease was congestion of the lungs and pleurisy, with which he suffered greatly until death came to his relief. On Sunday morning at 10 minutes passed 9 o'clock he passed away to the unknown land. He was confined to his bed but one day. He was unconscious about four hours before he died. His wife seeing that the end was near, asked him if her knew her; he spoke not but slept away, unconscious of the grief-stricken family and sorrowing friends and neighbors that stood by his bedsind willing to ease his suffering if possible. On September 15, 1868, George F. Gibbins was united in marrage to Miss Amanda Gullett, who survived him. To them was born an only daughter, who with her mother mourns their loss. May they be comforted with the thoughts that he is not dead, but sleepeth, not lost but gone before. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of the whole community. Mr. Gibbons said during his sickness that he was not afraid to die; his trust was in God, therefor his faith was well founded. Mr. Gibbins was a member of Mt. Tabor M.E. Church, to which he was a willing and liberal contributer. Funeral services by Bro. Miller, of the Dillsboro circut, at Mt. Tabor Church at two o'clock, after which the remains were deposited in the vault there to await final interment. May the blessing of God on those that mourn to comfort and support them in this their affliction.
The pall bearers, mostly Mr. Gibbions' old schoolmates were S.D. Cole, Dr. Lee Greer, Rufus, S. Abbott, G.W. Sawdon, John Hisey and Clarence Tufts



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