Enoch W. (Nick) Mc Fadden, 87, picturesque life-long
resident of Posey county, former sheriff and a colorful and dynamic
figure in public life and Democratic politics for many years died Thursday
afternoon at his home at 421 W. Second St.
A remarkable physique that kept him alert and active well past years had broken in recent years and he
had been bedfast for the last month.
The body is at the Weisinger Funeral
Home where friends are invited to call.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Weisinger
Chapel, at Saturday by Rev. Arthur C. Blackburn, a retired General Baptist
minister and a close friend of the deceased for many years. Burial will
be in Beech Grove cemetery in West Lynntownship.
Surviving are the wife, the former Flora Alexander whose marriage
to Mr. McFadden took place almost 58 years ago, and a sister, Mrs. Julius A.
Lynntownship. Mrs. McFadden, the widow, is a sister of
Julius A. Alexander who is seriously ill at his home. Four brothers of
the late deceased preceded him in death: James F, also a Posey county sheriff;
Noah Benoni, and Hanie.
The deceased would have reached 50 years of membership in Arctic
lodge No. 394 Free & Accepted Masons, New Harmony, the coming April 24.
He was a former member of Mt.Vernon lodge of Elks.
Ex-Sheriff Mc Fadden was a direct descendant of the McFaddin family that made the original settlement of Mt.Vernon. He was a son of Polk McFadden and
Melinda Bundy McFadden and was born and spent his early years on the McFadden
homestead in West
personality that won friends and an ardent devotion to principles of the
Democratic party made him a
political "natural". He first was elected trustee
He served two terms as sheriff, of Posey county
from 1922 - 1926.