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JESSE WHARTON

Morgan County Republican, January 14, 1875

"Mr. Jesse Wharton, an old and highly esteemed citizen of this community, died on the 19th Dec, in the sixty-third year of his age. Funeral services at his late residence, by Rev. G. Hevenridge, after which the immense procession repaired to the Waverly cemetery where, under the solemun sic rites and ceremonies of the P. of H. (of which organization he was an honored member), his remains were duly intered sic . In the death of Uncle Jesse, be it said, around the family circle, they have sustained the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father; the neighborhood that of an honest and upright citizen; and the lodge room will be hereafter be deprived of his wise and judicial counsel."

Posted by Carol Richie



J. HENRY RUSIE

Resident of Town for Seventy Nine Years

On Wednesday afternoon, the citizens of our town paid their last respects to a pioneer citizen, John Henry Rusie, aged eighty-eight years who died on Sunday evening at the home of his sons, Fred W. and James H. Rusie, Parkview Avenue, Indianapolis. He came here with his parents from Virginia in 1836 when one year old and lived in Mooresville for seventy-nine years continuously. A failure of his eyesight near eighty years compelled him and his companions to break up their home and lives with their sons. Mr. Rusie enlisted in the army in 1861 and served as first lieutenant with Company E, 12th Indiana Volunteers until the close of the war. He was engaged in the tinner's business and later in the furniture and undertaking business for a number of years. His oldest son, James was associated with him in the latter business. He always took an active interest in civic affairs and served as a member on the school board for a number of years. He was a Mason, a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and the L.K. Harriman Post of the G.A.R. Funeral services were held in his home church Wednesday afternoon conducted by Geo. R. Scruggs, a friend of many years. Hymns "Rock of Ages" and "Sweet Hour of Prayer" were sung by the church choir and Ralph Cook sang a solo "Face to Face" all accompanied by Mrs. B. T. Jones. The obituary was prepared by Mrs. Almira Hadley and read by H.C. Scearce. The honorary pall bearers were H. H. Leathers, Amos Stafford, John Hutton, Thomas Bray, Fred Beeler and Columbus Cox. The active pallbearers were H. W. Lindley, B. H. Cooper, Ad Sellars, Chas. Flater, Frank Morgan and H. C. Searce. The Masons attended in a body and performed their rites at the cemetery where he was laid beside his wife who preceded him two years ago. Besides the two sons he is survived by three grandsons, Harry of Frankfort, Horace of Martinsville and Homer of Indianapolis, one great grand daughter and one great grandson. A number of relatives and friends from Plainfield and Indianapolis attended the funeral.

Posted by Jim Rusie



CHARLES RUSIE

Charles Rusie was born in Prince William County, Virginia, August 17, 1824 and died in Mooresville, Indiana April 13, 1885, being sixty years, seven months and twenty six days old. Mr. Rusie landed in Mooresville, December 25, 1836 since which time he has been a resident of our town. He was united in marriage with Minerva Shrake December 18, 1846. Nine children have blessed this union, six of whom are still living. This union was happy and consequently home has been happy. The subject of this sketch was converted and united with the M.E. Church when a young man although at the time of his death he was not a member. Mr. Rusie spent nearly ten months in the service of his country during the late war being a member of Co. C. 29th Indiana. He has suffered more or less ever since coming out of the army. For some time his friends have noticed his failing health. During the past winter he has been closely confined to his room but hoped for the better in the Spring. Spring has come but instead of health it has brought death. The sufferings of the past winter have been borne without murmuring and when the death angel came there was perfect readiness. This morning, no doubt he is enjoying the blessedness of heaven.

Posted by Jim Rusie



H. ROBERT RUSIE

H. Robert Rusie, 83, of Martinsville, died at 7:55 am September 30, 2000 at the Waters of Martinsville. Born September 27, 1917 in Martinsville he was the son of Horace F. and Beryl (Hart) Rusie. He married Ruth L. Ritz June 28, 1941. She survives. Rusie was a graduate of Martinsville High School in 1935 and Depauw University in 1939, where he majored in economics. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Theta Pi, Martinsville Elks and American Legion Post 230. He was a past president of the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville School Board, past elder, deacon and treasurer of the church, past president and treasurer of the Martinsville Kiwanis Club, past YMCA Man of the Year in 1980, past board member of the Morgan County Foundation, Morgan County Library and Kennedy Living Center and active with various state and national committees for the savings and loan. He attained the rank of major in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, was a Red Cross volunteer driver and helped deliver Meals on Wheels. Other survivors include three sons, James Frederick Rusie of Bloomington, David Robert Rusie of Zionsville and John Lindley Rusie of Richmond; and six grandchildren, Andrew P, Michael J. Allison C, Kevin D, Brian P, and Laura K. Rusie. A sister, Lillian Louise Rusie preceded him in death. The service will be 11 am Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Christy Wareham will officiate. Entombment will be at Nebo Memorial Park. Friends may call from 4 to 8 o'clock today at Costin Funeral Chapel and 10 am until service time Tuesday at the church. Military rites will be conducted at graveside by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreigns Wars and Sons of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

Posted by Jim Rusie



SERVICE SATURDAY FOR MRS. STEVENS

Martinsville Reporter 18 November 1960

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie A. Stevens, 83-year-old Paragon resident, have been set for Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Cure and Hensley Chapel. The Rev. Robert Ordway, pastor of the Paragon Christian Church, will conduct the rites, to be followed by burial in the Mannan Cemetery. In failing health for several years, Mrs. Stevens died Thursday morning in Morgan County Memorial Hospital. Born in Morgan County Jan. 6, 1877, she spent her entire life in the county and was one of the 10 children of William A. and Caroline Dow Shuler. In 1895 she married Harvey E. Stevens who died 25 years ago. She belonged to the Paragon Christian Church. Surviving her are five children, Mrs. Gladys Williams of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Eva Goss of Paragon, Mrs. Tressie Milhon of Danville, Ill., Herman Stevens of Petersburg, and Forest Stevens of Rawlins, Wyo., as well as eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Willard Bowman, Center Point; Mrs. Thomas Hodges, Spencer; Virgil Shuler, Lebanon, and Emil Shuler, Hollywood, Fla. A son Basil, three sisters and two brothers died earlier. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

Posted by Cliff Stevens



Death of S.D. Fogleman

THE DAILY REPUBLICAN, Cherryvale, Ks, Nov 21, 1919

Samuel Dexter Fogleman passed away at 2:10 this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F.A. Jeffries, 702 East Sixth street, death resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage. He has been in poor health for nearly a year, six months of which he has been bedfast. He was born in Morgan County, Indiana, Nov. 5, 1841 and was 78 years, and six days of age. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, serving the latter part in the army for the Union. From Indiana, he moved to Missouri, where he lived until ten years ago, locating on a farm two and one-half miles southwest of here. Mr. Fogleman was removed to Mrs. Jeffries' home in this city a month ago. Surviving is four daughters, Mrs. F.A. (Flora Alice) Jeffries and Mrs. Minnie May Patterson of Cherryvale, Mrs. A.R. Taylor of Parsons, Mrs. Pearl Logan of Cainsville, Mo., and one son, Lewis Rudolph Fogleman of Morehead, twenty-two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jeffries at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, conducted by Rev. A.L. Day, pastor of the M.E. Church. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery beside his companion, Geretta Hadley Fogleman, who preceded him in death early last spring.

Posted by Sharon Fogleman Hockensmith

Great-great granddaughter of Samuel Dexter Fogleman and

his wife Geretta Hadley who were married 9 Mar 1862 in Morgan, IN

Geretta was born 4 Aug 1838 in Morgan, IN





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