Mrs. Fidellia Phillips Trafford, 72, as
beloved life-long resident of the Farmersville community and a member of one of
South Posey county's oldest and most prominent families died unexpectedly at today at DeaconessHospital in Evansville.
She was the wife of Enzla E. Trafford,
an auctioneer and livestock breeder of reputation and the owner operator of
Trafford Stables at Farmersville, widely known for its saddle horses, riders
and riding school.
In addition to her close association with her husband in his
successful business interests, Mrs. Trafford was for many years a raiser of
Barred Rock chickens that captured numerous state awards and became the primary
stock of many poultry farms in the Midwest.
Mrs. Trafford had been in poor health for many years. Eight
weeks ago she became ill of influenza but was believed on the road to recovery
from influenza when her condition worsened suddenly and she entered the Evansville hospital last night.
The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home
where friends may call after Wednesday . Elder Leo Dodd, of the PrimitiveBaptistChurch, will conduct the funeral service in Weisinger chapel at Thursday. Burial will be in
Bellefontaine cemetery. The deceased was a life-long member of Bethel
Primitive Baptist church at Farmersville.
Surviving in addition to the husband, are
a nephew, Myron Downen, Poseyville, of David-Downen
Motors Co., and a great niece, Mrs. John Schmitzer,
R. R. 5, Mt.Vernon.
Death severed marital bonds of 47 years.
Since 1913, Mrs. Trafford and her husband had occupied the one
dwelling at Farmersville.
The deceased's parents
were John T. Phillips and ThanieAlldredge
Phillips, representatives of pioneer Posey county families and both natives of