Aged Resident Succumbs As Result of Long Illness From Poisoning
FUNERAL TODAY 2:30
T. A. Harrell, age eighty-two, one of the pioneer residents of Ervin Township, died at the home of his son, Glen Harrell, west of Kokomo Saturday morning.
Mr. Harrell, the last of the pioneers of that section of Howard County had been ailing for about two years and had been bedfast for twenty-two weeks. Death was caused by uremic poisoning.
Mr. Harrell was born June 22, 1846, the son of Jeremiah Harrell, in Johnson County, Indiana. He moved to Howard County with his parents when he was four years old and has resided here ever since. He was married to Charlotte E. HARRISON in 1866. To this union were born twelve children, four of whom survive: William, Ernest and Glen, all living west of Kokomo, and Dr. Earl Harrell, the youngest, Burkettsville, Ohio
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, at the New Zion Church, The Rev. Eldridge Aubrey officiating. Burial will follow in South Union Cemetery."Ted" Harrell, as he was familiarly known had spent most of his later years with his son "Mike" on the West Sycamore Street Pike, in the vicinity in which he had spent the greater part of his life.
His history was intimately bound up with that of the old Sycamore Stump, which stands sheltered in Highland Park, Mr. Harrell having recalled that giant tree before it was finally blown down, and the stump moved from its location west of Kokomo along the Sycamore Street Pike to Highland Park.
Recalled Indian Camps
His father, Jeremiah, who in his time was one of the strongest men, physically, in Howard County, settled within three miles of the Sycamore tree which was almost within stones throw of the log cabin of John Harrison, first sheriff of Howard County. At the time Indians still were camping in the county, one camp in particular being near the Harrell cabin. Mr. Harrell was fond of relating stories of those days one in particular having to do with the slaying of Sam Loon by Peter Cornstalk, young Indian brave. Shinglemacey, chief of the tribe encamped near the Harrell cabin, often visited with the Harrell family. Mr. Harrell often recalled.
For more than tree quarters of a century he had watched the growth of Howard County and Kokomo. He recalled many interesting stories of early life in Kokomo, one being of a time when he watched John Hollowell stand on a root to keep himself out of the mud at a corner of the public square, and sell lots for $1 and $1.50 apiece.
Mr. Harrell had been a lifelong Democrat. He took an active interest in public affairs and was especially interested in modern developments.