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Nov 26 1957

John Carson, a Marrs township school teacher for 42 years prior to his retirement and a scion of a prominent pioneer Marrs township family, died at 6 a.m. today in Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield, Ind.  He would have been 80 years old on the coming January 5.


The pioneer Posey county pedagogue, who contributed a lifetime of service to the education of marrs township youth, and his wife had resided in Greenfield since 1947, moving there from Mt. Vernon.  For several years, Mr. Carson was employed as a bookkeeper and parts manager in the automotive firm of his son in law., B.H. Alldredge, Greenfield Ford tractor and Mercury auto dealer.


The deceased had been in failing health for several months and y yesterday suffered a stroke.


The body will reach The Short Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon tomorrow.  Members of Mr. Carson's family also will arrive in Mt. Vernon tomorrow.


The funeral service will be conducted Friday afternoon in The Short Funeral Home chapel although the exact hour had not been determined at noon.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


Surviving are the wife, nee Rosetta Moore, who plighted her troth to the Posey teacher 54 years ago; a daughter, Mrs. B. H. Alldredge, Greenfield; a son, Harold Carson, an employe of the International Harvester Co., plant at Memphis, Tenn. two grandchildren, Glenn Aldredge and Paul Aldredge, and two great grandchildren who are who are the son and daughter of Glen Alldredge.


Mr. Carson who combined book knowledge with common senses in his long professional career, was a very popular and respected teacher.


He received his teacher's training after graduation from Mt. Vernon High school.  During summer school vacations he followed in the trade of a skilled painter.


The parents of the deceased, Christopher Carson and Elizabeth Hell Carson were representatives of the earliest Marrs township families.


Mr. Carson was a member of Modern Woodmen of America.



Originally submitted by Betty Sellers