At ten day illness of pneumonia from which he was believed to be
recovering but which was accompanied last night by a heart attack resulted in
the death of Herman J Wallace, 72, prominent Bufkin
community farmer, at 1:40 a.m. today at his home on R.R.3.
Few South Posey county residents had a larger or more
favorable acquaintance in addition to his farm operations which for many years
included poultry raising. Mr. Wallace was a
substitute rural mail carrier of the Mt.Vernon post office for 30 years and an
Evansville Courier & Press-Mt. Vernon Democrat circulation agent.
He was an active Republican in county and township politics.His duties as a mail carrier and
newspaper subscription taker had taken him into hundreds of local homes.
His genial disposition and his solid integrity had won him a legion of
He was a life-long resident of South Posey county.
His parents, representatives of pioneer local families, were Joshua
Wallace, a Civil War veteran, and Caroline Pritchard Wallace.
The body is at
Short Niehaus Funeral Home where friends may call
beginning this evening. The funeral service will be at .Friday in Short-Niehaus chapel with
burial following in Mt.Pleasant cemetery at Bufkin.