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APR 1911

"Charles Sylvester Vanway, aged 74, a former resident of Griffin, Ind., died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. B. Shively, in Evansville last Thursday.


He was born February 4, 1854, in Posey county, where he spent most of his life.


He was married May 27, 1876 to Parmelia Jane Nelson, who preceded him in death April 12, 1911. One son and four daughters were born to them, of whom one daughter died in infancy.


Surviving are the following children: Percy Vanway and Mrs. H. J. Barnett, Fairfield, Mrs. R. H. Powell, Chicago, Mrs. C. B. Shively, Evansville; thirteen grandchildren; two brothers, John Vanway, Clearwater, Fla. and George Vanway, Grayville; and one sister, Mrs. J. E. York, Maunie.


He was converted and united with the M. E. Church at Griffin in the early part of 1889 under the preaching of Rev. J. K. Hugo.


The body was taken to Griffin, where funeral services were held at the Methodist church Sunday, conducted by Rev. Sanders of Palestine, Ill., who was assisted by the pastor, Rev. Montgomery.


Mr. and Mrs. George Vanway and son and Mrs. R. E. Marler of this city attended the funeral services."



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