Date of birth: 31 Oct 1885 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 7 Feb 1982 Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana

Source: Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana, 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 arrange-
ments 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 Mis-
sionary Assn.
      He is survived by nieces, a nephew and 
several cousins. 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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