HAMBLEN, Armeanous Porter

Date of birth: 26 December 1875 Hamblen, Brown County, Indiana

Date of death: 25 February 1958 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Evening Star, 25 February 1958

Porter Hamblen, Retired 
Grocer, Dies At Hospital
Funeral Services Will Be 
Friday For Former Businessman
EDINBURG  --  A. Porter Hamblen, a
former school teacher and retired
grocer, died at 9:50 o'clock
Tuesday morning in the Johnson
County Memorial Hospital.
  He had been in failing health for
three years and quite ill since
last October.  A week ago, Mr.
Hamblen entered the hospital.
  Funeral services have been arranged
for 10 o'clock Friday morning in
the Mutz Funeral Home with the Rev.
Earl Davis, pastor of the Union
Christian Church, officiating. 
Burial is to take place in Rest
Haven Cemetery.
  Mr. Hamblen was born in Brown
County on Dec. 26, 1875, and his
parents were the late Williamson
and Eunice Collins Hamblen.  He was
educated in the schools in that
county and at Danville Normal.
  In 1897, he was married to Mary J.
Anderson and two children were born
to them.  In 1900, they moved to
Oklahoma for a few years, later
returning to Indiana and then went
to Texas for residence for a while.
       Began Teaching
  At the age of 16 years, Mr. Hamblen
began his teaching career and
taught in the schools in Brown
  Mr. Hamblen had owned and operated
two grocery stores while he resided
in Franklin.  At one time he owned
a grocery on Yandes Street and also
owned and operated a grocery where
part of the G. C. Murphy store is
now located.
  He was a member of the Union
Christian Church and a 54-year
member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. 
While a resident of Oklahoma, Mr.
Hamblen became a member of the
Horse Thieves Association and was
one of the few living members at
the time of his death.
  His survivors are the widow, a son,
Jennings Bryan Hamblen, of
Irvington-in-the-Hudson, N.Y.; and
Mrs. Edgar Mayfield, of the Union
  Also remaining are five
grandchildren, David Hamblen, of
Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Robert William
Hamblen, of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Betty
Betts, of Franklin; Mrs. Irma
Glick, of Hartsdale; and Mrs.
Eunice Lowe, of Westport.

Brown County Democrat, 27 Feb 1958
  A. Porter Hamblen, 82, a Brown
County native, died Tuesday at the
Johnson County Hospital at
Franklin.  Mr. Hamblen lived most
of his life in Johnson County.
  Born in Brown County Dec. 26, 1875,
to Williamson and Eunice L. Collins
Hamblen, he was married Jan. 20,
1897, to Mary J. Anderson.  He
formerly operated a grocery store
on Jefferson Street in Franklin and
he belonged to the Odd Fellows
Lodge, and Union Christian Church.
  Funeral services will be held at 10
o'clock Friday morning at Mutz
Funeral Home in Edinburg, conducted
by Rev. Earl Davis.  Burial will be
made at Rest Haven Cemetery at
  Survivors are the wife; one son,
one daughter, five grandchildren
and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Mark Wirey