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Submitted by: JP Smith

Charles Harvey

Elwood Call Leader, Sat. 11 October 1919

Life of Well Known Citizen Ended Friday, Following Stroke Wednesday Afternoon.

Charles Harvey, 82, died at his home at 517 South Anderson street, about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, following a stroke of apoplexy Wednesday. Mr. Harvey has been in poor health for some time and it was his custom to take a nap in the afternoon. When his family failed to arouse him physicians were called who said that the stroke had come while he was sleeping. He never regained consciousness.

Charles Harvey was one of Elwood's best citizens and during his residence here was identified with the commercial and civic interests in a manner which showed his faith in the city he had chosen to make his home.

Born Near Aroma-

Mr. Harvey was born in White River township in Hamilton county and spent all of his life on the farm near Aroma until the family removed to the city about twenty years ago. He was married to Margaret Orth in 1857 and to their union was born seven children, of whom five survive. She died in December 1874. The children are: Cyrus M. of Hartford City; Mrs. Eva Gwinn of Noblesville; Herman H. of Indianapolis; Mrs. Myrtle Leonard of Perkinsville and Dayton who resides on the home farm at Aroma.

On March 23, 1876 he was united in marriage to Sarah Moore, a faithful helpmate on life's journey who survives. The two children born to this marriage are deceased. He leaves seventeen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Active in Church and Lodge-

Mr. Harvey was a member of the Methodist church and one of its most devoted followers and his precence in the congregation will be missed. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and a valued member of this fraternity. The funeral services will be conducted at the M.E. curch sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by the pastor Rev. W.A. Griest and the burial will be in the city cemetery with Masonic honors. Friends of the family who may wish to call at the home and pay their respects will be priviledged to do so between the hours of 7 and 9 o'clock this evening.

[Elwood Call Leader, Sat. 11 October 1919]