Date of birth:  31 Oct 1885 – Bartholomew County, Indiana
Date of death: 7 Feb 1982 – Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana

Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise, February 10, 1982


Henry Breeding, 96, a life-long resident of German township, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb­ruary 7, at the Bartholo­mew County Hospital.

A well-known farmer, he had lived at his Edin­burgh route 2 residence since 1916, in the house formerly owned by his grandfather, Elza Breed­ing. The residence won Breeding a historical award in 1977, after it had been restored.

Masonic services were conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with Joe Brown, Acting Master, and Art Mitchell as Chaplain; and other officers and mem­bers of Edinburgh 100 in attendance.

Mr. Breeding was the oldest member of the Edinburgh Masonic Lodge and would have received his 75-yr. Jubilee Pin this year.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Hugh Owen at 1 p.m. today at the Edinburgh Christ­ian Church of which Breed­ing was a member. Burial was at Rest Haven Cemetery. Funeral ar­rangements were in charge of Eskew Funeral Home.

Mr. Breeding was born Oct. 31, 1885, son of Isaac and Lula B. Moore Breeding. He married Blanche Perry on Oct. 25, 1916 and she died Aug. 11, 1977.

He attended Taylorsville grade school and Edin­burgh High School. He was a member of the Edinburgh Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Bartholomew County Shrine Club, High Twelve Club and Bartholomew Coun­ty Christian Mission­ary Assn.

He is survived by niec­es, a nephew and several cousins.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey