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Cadman, Claire Bell

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Friday, September 17, 1937, p1

Cayuga, September 17 -- Mrs. CLAIRE BELL CADMAN died at the Lake View Hospital in Danville, IL, about midnight Wednesday, following an illness of one week. Death was caused by heart trouble.

Mrs. Cadman was born in Perrysville, September 20, 1863, the daughter of John and Ellen Dickason Hole. She moved from Perrysville to Cayuga several years ago.

She is survived by the husband, Thomas Cadman; and a brother, Ned Hole, of Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow [Saturday] at 2 p.m., at the U.B. Church in Perrysville. Burial will be in Hicks Cemetery there. Howard Watson, Cayuga undertaker, is in charge of the body. 

Cale, William H.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, August 10, 1925, p1

W.H. CALE Dies at Wright Home Near Atherton

WILLIAM H. CALE, 87 years old, died at 8 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lincoln Wright, who lived south of Atherton on the Clinton-Terre Haute Road. The funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Clinton with burial in Riverside Cemetery.

Mr. Cale was formerly a resident of Clinton, having lived here practically all of his life. For about 20 years he was manager of a lumber yard in Mulberry Street owned by W.L. Morey. Surviving are one daughter and 4 grandchildren; Mrs. Helen Johnson and Mrs. Sarah Kelley of Clinton; Mrs.. Eleanor Wampler, and William Wright, of Baltimore, MD.

Campbell, James

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Weekly Clintonian, Friday, June 24, 1908, p1

Another Soldier Gone

JAMES CAMPBELL, nearly 80 years old, and a pioneer citizen of Clinton, died at the soldier's home in Danville, IL, and the body was shipped to Clinton for burial Tuesday. Members of the post met the body and acted as an escort to Riverside Cemetery. E.P. Conley offered prayer at the grave.

Mr. Campbell had probably painted more residences and other buildings in and near Clinton than anyone else. He was the oldest son of "Uncle Jimmie" Campbell, a pioneer settler of this township. He owned probably 300 acres of land at one time, north of town.

The deceased served entirely through the Civil War, being a member of Company I, 14th Indiana Regiment which saw as hard service, probably, as any Union Army. Mr. Campbell was married to Phoebe Foos, who has been dead 20 to 25 years. James and Bert Campbell, both coal miners living here, are surviving sons of the aged man.

Caywood, Louis

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, January 29, 1880
Terre Haute Express

LOUIS CAYWOOD, of Perrysville, died on Friday from the result of injuries received at Danville Junction on Wednesday last. On Wednesday, CAYWOOD undertook to mount an I.B. & W. train at the junction and fell under the wheels, which crushed one arm from the hand to the shoulder and bruised him up internally. He was a married man. At the time of the accident he was under the influence of liquor.

Carter, Daniel A.

Son of Squire & Mariah Jackson Carter
Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
The Tribune
December 16, 1923

Daniel Carter, 78 years of age and veteran of the Civil War, serving in Company "D" 85th Indiana died at his home in Montezuma last Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ on Sunday afternoon. Note: He was born in October 1845 in Vermillion County, Indiana, and died December 12, 1923.

ter, Mrs. Daniel

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
June 26, 1907

The funeral of Mrs. Daniel Carter, was attended by, a large and sympathetic audience Jun 19. Rev. Jackson Marshall from near Howard, a Baptist minister, (and not Rev. E. O. Hobbs, her pastor, as was reported in last week's Republican) officiated. Interment in, Oakwood cemetery. She was 62 years of age and leaves her husband two daughters and a brother.

Cern, Abrame

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian Monday, September 27, 1954, p1

Centenary Man Dies From Burns Suffered Saturday

ABRAME CERN, 73, a Centenary resident, died at the Vermillion County Hospital Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from burns suffered 25 minutes earlier when he fell into a trash fire near his home.

Cern was burning grass and brush when his clothes caught on fire and apparently overcome, he fell into the flames. Neighbors found him after being attracted by the shooting flames and Homer Hollingsworth pulled him from the fire. Nick Karanovich, coroner gave a verdict of death due to face and body burns.

Only one brother, Joe Cern, of Kalamozoo, MI, survives.

The body was taken to the Karanovich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Karanovich Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Father Robert Wilhelm will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Certain, Harold F.

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Daily Clintonian Thursday, Nov 14, 1986, pg. 10

Harold F. Certain, 71, 537 South Seventh Street, Clinton, died at 7:03 a.m. today at Vermillion County Hospital, Clinton. He was a maintenance man for Lusterlite in Paris, Ill. He was born Jan 3, 1915, in New Goshen to Warnie E. and Frances B. Miller Certain. On Sept 10, 1942, he married Alice Bazzani. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Frank of Clinton and Tom of Portland, Maine; two sisters, Leona Johnson of New Goshen and Winona Dale of Indianapolis; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Clinton, the Izaak Walton League of Clinton and Veteran of Foreign Wars of Terre Haute. He was an Army Veteran of WWII. Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Karnovich Chapel with Rev. Tom Amaden officiating. Burial is at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. 

Certain, W. E.

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Crawfordsville Review, Lebanon, Jan 4, 1916
Terre Haute Tribune, Wednesday January 5, 1916

W. E. "Babe" Certain died at 11:30 pm Tuesday at his residence in Tere Haute Indiana. Survivors are his widow, Frances; 3 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Thomas, Terre Haute; Mrs. Winona Hale, Indianapolis; and Mrs. Leona Johnson of New Goshen; a son Harold of New Goshen; 11 granchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Bedino Chapel of the Valley in West Terre Haute where friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday and where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.

Chambers, John

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, November 28, 1941

CLINTON, IND., -- John Chambers, 56 years old, 922 South Fifth street, died at the Vermillion County Hospital at 11 o'clock Thursday morning. He was brought there Monday after he had been taken ill while working in the Edgar county coal mine. He is survived by the widow, Mae; a son, Cecil Chambers, at home; a daughter (Mrs.) Geneva Norris, R.R. I , Farmersburg; four brothers, Perry Chambers of Terre Haute, Frank and Charles Chambers, who live near Sullivan, and Clarence Chambers of Toledo, Ohio; a sister (Mrs.) May Ruddle of Sullivan; the mother (Mrs.) Sarah Chambers of Sullivan, and three grandchildren. The body was removed to the First Funeral Home. It was taken to the residence Friday morning at 11 o'clock , and will be brought back to the First Funeral Home Saturday. Funeral services will be held there at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. W.J. Yocum officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Chapman, Norma (Hornbeck)

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Unknown newspaper - article found in scrapbook of obituaries collected by Fauniel Hershberger, owned by Karen Zach - typed by: GA

Covington - Mrs. Norma Jean Chapman, 23, a resident of Covington for five years, died at 6 p.m. Monday (April 22, 1963) in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Danville where she had been a patient eight days. She had been in ill health since last November. Born March 29, 1940, in Cayuga she was a daughter of Orville and Elma Neild Hornbeck. She resided at Cayuga before moving to Covington. She was married Dec. 30, 1957, to Lloyd Chapman who survives. Also surviving are two sons and two daughters, Lloyd Jr., Kenney Lee, Diana Jean and Rhonda Lea all at home; her parents, residing at Cayuga, and two sisters, Miss Marilyn Hornbeck of Covington and Miss Shirley Ann Hornbeck of Cayuga. Also, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nield of Georgetown, Ill., and the paternal grandfather, Jess Hornbeck of Montezuma. She was a member of the Cayuga Christian Church Pan Arts of Covington. The body is at the Hegg Funeral Home in Covington where friends will be received after noon Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. DST Wednesday at the Covington Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Ray officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church an hour before services.

Mrs. Lloyd (Norma Jean) Chapman, age 23, of 1306 Seventh St., died at about 7 a.m. Monday, April 22, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, Ill., where she had been a patient eight days. She had been ill since Nov. 1962. Mrs. Chapman was born March 29, 1940 in Cayuga, Vermillion County, Ind., the daughter of Orville and Elma Neild Hornbeck. She was married Dec. 30, 1957 to Lloyd Chapman, who survives. She had been a resident of Covington for the past five years and previously had lived in Cayuga. She was a housewife but also was employed in the cafeteria at Olin Works, west of Covington. Mrs. Chapman was a member of the Pan Arts Club of Covington and the Christian Church of Cayuga. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are: two sons, Lloyd Jr., and Kenny Lee; and two daughters, Diana Jean and Rhonda Lea, all under school age and at home; her parents in Cayuga; two sisters, Miss Marilyn Hornbeck of Covington and Miss Shirley Ann Hornbeck of Cayuga; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Neild of R.R. Georgetown, Ill.; her paternal grandfather, Jesse Hornbeck of Montezuma; and several cousins and aunts. funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon, April 24, at the First Baptist Church, Fifth St. The Rev. Glenn Ray, pastor, officiated and burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Church, Zula Ellen

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Clinton Daily Clintonian, Monday, December 28, 1914, Clinton, Indiana 

Zula Ellen Church, aged 20 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Church, living in the vicinity of Center church, died Friday evening after a prolonged illness. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, at Center, the services being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Montgomery. The burial was at the Salem cemetery.

Miss Church was a young woman who was well known and well liked in the neighborhood and her death is regretted throughout the entire community. She had not been strong but was very active in church work. Ira Church, assistant cashier of Clinton First National bank, is a half brother; Iva, of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Edna Harper, of Hillsdale, are half sisters; Willis Church is a brother, and Misses Mary and Lela Church are sisters.

Chipps, Martha

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Thursday, September 2, 1869

Died -- At the residence of SOLON JOHNSON, 4 miles South of Newport, on the 29th ultimate, of heart disease, MARTHA CHIPPS, widow of SIMEON CHIPPS, deceased. In early life, Mrs. CHIPPS became a member of the Presbyterian Church, while living in the State of Ohio. When she removed to this place near 40 years ago, there being no church of that denomination here, she joined the M.E. Church, and has been an earnest, sincere and zealous member through all those years. The death of this woman has broken another link that binds us to the past. Slowly but surely the old veterans are laying their armours by, and soon there will be none left of the number that first settled in this county. 

Clough, Stephen

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Thursday, August 12, 1915, p1

STEPHEN CLOUGH, aged 64, died at his home on South Eighth Street Monday evening, of Bright's disease. Mr. Clough had been in poor health for some time, but had been ill at this time for about a week. He was a miner and employed at Oak Hill No. 1.

He is survived by 4 sons and 4 daughters; John, George and Stephen Jr. of this city; Sam, of Byesville, OH; Mrs. Rachael Dawson of Coshocton, OH; Mrs. Blanche Keyes of Nokomis, IL; Mrs. Jennie Welch of Universal; and Mrs. Lulu Conners of this city.j

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Christian Church, with Rev. William Brandon of the Methodist Church in charge. Burial was in the Clinton Cemetery. 

Cloyd, Margaret G. (Van Meter)

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian Monday, October 29, 1979, p8

Mrs. MARGARET G. CLOYD, 66, of 145 South Third Street, died at 3:40 a.m.. Saturday at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

She was born September 2, 1913, in Sullivan County, a daughter of William C. and Lela Blanche Milligan Van Meter. She was a member of the Lineberger Methodist Chapel and the Dana Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include one son, Kenneth Cloyd, of Clinton.

Private graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. today at Roselawn Memorial Park with Rev. Gene Gilbreath in charge. 

Coburn, Frank

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, July 21, 1880

Murder at Perrysville

On last Thursday, during the picnic of the Knights of Pythias at Perrysville, FRANK COBURN, a young man of that place, aged 27 years, filled himself with bad liquor, and undertook to run the machine at the picnic grounds, one mile west of town. For being boisterous and using unbecoming language, he was lead off the grounds by the Marshall of the day. Shortly after he made the remark in the presence of some coal miners that he could clean out any two men on the grounds. He was immediately attacked by 3 of them, and beaten in a horrible and outrageous manner. He was taken to his home, which was with his widowed mother, where he lingered in an insensible condition until Sunday morning, when he died. Coroner BRINDLEY was notified and held an inquest over his remains on last Monday. It was determined that he came to his death from the effects of his wounds, inflicted by JOHN QUIGLEY, WILLIAM RAMSEY, and an unknown person of Stringtown, Fountain County. The 3 are coal miners and are said to be hard cases. They too were beastly drunk at the time of the fracas. QUIGLEY and the unknown party have skipped the country. 

Coffing, Della (Martin)

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 22 July 1975 p 2

Covington - Mrs. Della H. Coffing, 81, of Covington died at 6:25 p.m. Monday July 21, 1975 at Lake View Memorial Hospital. She had been a patient a week. Born Feb 22, 1894, in Vermillion County, she was the daughter of Samuel H. and Marintha Shute Martin. She was married Jan 27, 1914 to Fletcher Coffing who died July 28, 1970. She had resided in the Salem neighborhood until her husband retired from farming in 1951 and they moved to Covington. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and it United Methodist Women and Win One Class. She was a charter and 50-year member of Fountain County Farm Bureau. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home, with Rev. Forest Stickler and Rev. Wayne Hoover officiating. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Cole, Donna Jean

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, February 25, 1952, p1

Perrysville Child, 3, Dies; Rites Held Friday

Funeral services for DONNA JEAN COLE, 3 year old daughter of Marvin and Dorothy Cook Cole of Perrysville, Route 3, were held at 3 p.m. at Coal Branch Church west of Perrysville. The Rev. Grover Williams officiated and burial was in Hicks Cemetery with Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home in charge.

The child died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday (February 20, 1952) at St. Elizabeth Hospital where she had been a patient for two hours.

She was born May 31, 1948 in Highland Township. 

Cole, Mary (Foos)

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Wednesday, October 29, 1979, p8

MARY F. COLE, of Hillsdale, died at Vermillion County Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Cole was born on January 28, 1916, in Vermillion County, and was the daughter of Enoch B. Foos and Nettie Woods. She was a retired seamstress for Indiana Sportswear here in Clinton and was a member of the Clinton Ladies of the Moose and the First Baptist Church of Clinton.

She is survived by two step-daughters, Mrs. Belle Strong and Mrs. Edna Strong, both of Clinton; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Johnson, also of Clinton, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services are pending at Frist Funeral Home. 

Cole, Ruth M. (Anderson)

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Unknown newspaper(probably from Danville IL). Article found in scrapbook of obituaries collected by Fauniel Hershberger, owned by Karen Zach, typed by: Ginny A

Mrs. Ruth M. Cole, 69, died at 12:55 a.m. today (Dec. 7, 1967) in St. Elizabeth Hospital where she had been a patient four weeks. She had been in ill health one year. She had lived at the Bridge Street address 15 years and in Danville since 1919. Born Oct. 19, 1898, at Perrysville, Ind., she was a daughter of Richard and Effie Ballah Anderson. Her school was at Perrysville. She was formerly a waitress, retiring in 1955. She last worked at the Courthouse Cafe. Mrs. Cole was married July 22, 1936, in Covington, Ind., to Samuel B. Cole, who survives. Also surviving are a son by a former marriage, Marvin E. Anderson, Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Nina Minyard of Tucson, Ariz., and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Cole was a member of the South Side Church of Christ and the Nu Voice Club of Urbana. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pape Memorial Home. Freddie Griffith will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Cole, Wayne Wilson

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Unknown newspaper - article found in scrapbook of obituaries collected by Fauniel Hershberger, owned by Karen Zach (recently given to the Crawfordsville District Public Library) - typed by: GA

Perrysville, Ind. - Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home in Covington for Wayne Wilson Cole, 58, of Perrysville Route 1. He died Tuesday morning (Oct. 17, 1972) at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. The Rev. Dale Cadman will officiate. Burial will be in Lower Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Cole was burned over 80 per cent of his body in an accident at the Vermillion County Highway Garage at Summit Grove Monday afternoon. A spokesman for the county highway department said that Mr. Cole and Jim Sims of Clinton were working on a truck's gasoline line when it ignited from a nearby stove and Cole was sprayed with burning gasoline. Mr. Cole was born July 4, 1914, near Perrysville, the son of John H. and Lilly E. Adam Cole. On Nov. 19, 1938, he married Martha Boswell, who survives. A life resident of the Perrysville area, he was a farmer and had been employed by the Vermillion County Highway Department for the past 13 years. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Elaine) Bartlett of Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Carl (Linda) Swim of Covington Route 2; a son, James of Indianapolis; four sisters, Mrs. Tessie Pearman of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Norman (Mary) Skinner of Perrysville Route 1, Mrs. Jess (Imalee) Delp of Tangier and Mrs. Lewis (Gladys) Allen of Covington Route 3; three brothers, Edgar of Covington Route 2, John Jr. of Bradley, Ill., and Paul of Tangier; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Coleman, James

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review - 21 May 1974 p 6

Covington - James Coleman, 73, former postmaster at Perrysville, died at 1 a.m. today in Mercy Hospital at Urbana, Ill. Coleman was a member of the Perrysville School Board that started building plans for North Vermillion High School. He was a rural mail carrier for 30 years. He was born in Covington on March 12, 1901, a son of Frank and Anna Cadman Coleman. He was married to Verna Marie Wilson. She died Oct. 25, 1972. He was married to Ruth Shuff Carwile on Oct. 5, 1973. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Luther (Mildred) Mycroft of Covington and Mrs. Gordon (Marjorie) Allen of Reynolds; two step-sons, Robert Carwile of Potomac, Ill., and James Carwile of Covington; a step-daughter, Mrs. Larry (Fran) Bumpus of Covington; five brothers, Claude of Covington, Mont of Perrysville, Robert of Crawfordsville, and Frank and Donald of Rt. 1, Covington; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Anderson of Rt. 1, Covington, and Mrs. Grace Wilson of Rt. 1, Perrysville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and 12 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a daughter. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home here with the Rev. Ernest Moore officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m.

Collett, Bennie

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, June 2, 1880

Little BENNIE COLLETT, son of S.S. Collett of this place, aged about 7 years. He had been in feeble health for some time and on last Monday forenoon he was struck with paralysis, and suffered terrible until yesterday afternoon, when the cold icy hand of death released him. The funeral took place at the family residence at 10 o'clock today, after which the remains will be conveyed to the Collett Cemetery, 3-1/2 miles north of Newport. 

Collett, Josephus Sr.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Thursday, February 29, 1872

Died -- At his residence, near Eugene, on Wednesday, the 21st instant, at 10 o'clock a.m. of dropsy, Mr. JOSEPHUS COLLETT, Sr. If he had endured his long sickness until Saturday last, the 24th, he would have reached the advanced age of 85 years. The deceased was a native of Huntington County, PA. He became a resident of Chillicothe, OH, in 1799, where he resided, except for a short time, when he lived in Columbus, in that State, until 1820. He was commissioned Sheriff of Ross County, OH, in 1818 and 2 years after that time he moved to Terre Haute, where he was engaged as Deputy Surveyor of the United States, in surveying the District of land now composing parts of the counties of Hendricks, Putnam, Montgomery, and Parke. In the year 1825 he removed to this county, where he has remained up to the time of his death. Mr. COLLETT possessed strong and marked traits of character, was kind and true to his friends, many of whom will date their friendship a quarter of a century ago. He accumulated a large property by his prudence and sagacity and was the largest landholder in the county, being worth near $150,000. He was especially kind and liberal to his tenants, and those in his employ. One by one the pioneers are going. Soon they will all have passed away. The family, kindred and many friends will long remember him and sincerely respect his memory. 

Collins, Elizabeth

Submitted by: Karen Zach

Mrs. Elizabeth COLLINS mother of Mrs. James H. Black died at the family residence on North Meridian Street, Sunday where she had made her home a number of years. The deceased was born in Butler County, Ohio in the year 1832 but the greatest part of her life was spent in Perrysville, Indiana where her husband died 23 years ago. Two daughters, Mrs. James H. Black and Imogene Chumler of Indianapolis survive. After a short funeral service at the residence at 12 o'clock yesterday the remains were taken to Perrysville for interment. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church of this city and funeral services were in charge of the Rev. OH Carmichael, Mrs. Lester F. Jones and Miss Harriet Gabriel sang accompanied by Miss Carrie Edwards.

Colwell, Susan

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, January 7, 1880

SUSAN COLWELL, wife of MARION COLWELL, residing 7 miles west of here, died very suddenly on last Wednesday morning, aged nearly 43 years. She was in her usual health the day before. We did not learn what was her ailment, but suppose it was heart disease. She was a Christian woman and a member of the church. Her funeral took place the next day, her remains being interred at the Bethel Cemetery.

Comingore, Mrs. Hugh

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, April 7, 1880

Sudden Death at Perrysville -- The wife of HUGH COMINGORE, of Perrysville, took sick at 11 o'clock last night and died at 2 o'clock this morning. She was about 60 years of age. She was a highly respectable lady and her sudden and unexpected death will cast a sad gloom over the people of that town.

Conklin, child of Clark

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Clinton Weekly Clintonian, Friday, July 26, 1901, Clinton, Indiana 

A child of Clark Conklin of St. Mary's died Monday of this week and was buried in the Salem cemetery Tuesday.

Conrad, Robert

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Unknown newspaper - article found in scrapbook of obituaries collected by Fauniel Hershberger, owned by Karen Zach (recently given to the Crawfordsville District Public Library) - typed by: GA

Cayuga, Ind. - Robert Conrad, 77, of Cayuga, died at 6:50 p.m. yesterday (July 27, 1967) in the Vermillion Nursing Home. He was a former employee of the General Motors Plant in Danville, retiring in 1956. He was born Dec.31, 1889, in Maunie, Ill. He was married Jan. 26, 1916, to Cassie Trosper who survives. Also surviving are six sons, Robert Lee of Ridgefarm, Glen of Perrysville, Virgil of Danville, Richard of Kingman, Kenneth of Cayuga, and Dean Earl of Covington. Also, five daughters, Mrs. Ruth VanCamp of Newport, Mrs. Hazel Ping of Perrysville, Mrs. Betty Wilson of Carpentersville, Ill., and Mrs. Frances Jester and Mrs. Carolyn Rose both of Cayuga; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Mangum and Mrs. May Humphrey both of West Frankfort, Ill.; 28 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Watson Funeral Home in Cayuga with the Rev. William Nash officiating. Burial will be in the Thomas Cemetery at Newport. Friends will be received at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Conto, Verlet Joan

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, November 17, 1964

CLINTON, --- Verlet Joan Conto, 64 , 6439 Clinton,died at 9:36 a.m. Saturday in Union Hospital. She was born April 15, 1920, in Clinton, to Richard and Elsie Hayes Jones. Survivors include the husband, Frank; two daughters, Carlene Wojciechowski, Fountain Valley, Calif.; and Franke Lynn Conto, Huntington Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Margaret Bradley, Indianapolis; and Rowena Whelay, Butler, Tenn.; one brother, Walter Jones, Edgewood, R.I.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The body will be cremated. Memorial services are pending, and there will be no visitation.

Covit, Nancy Monroe

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Saturday, March 7, 1914, p4

The funeral of Mrs. NANCY MONROE COVIT was conducted from the home, Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, by Undertaker G.L. Watson, and burial was at the Thomas Cemetery, near Newport. Mrs. Covit was born in Kentucky in 1840 and came to Indiana when about 20 years of age. She has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Emma Sawyers, in this city, for the past few years. She leaves one daughter and a grandson, Alfred Sawyers, the only near surviving relatives. 

Craft, Blanche Eleanor

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, February 2, 2000

NEWPORT -- Blanche Eleanor Craft, 92, of Newport died at 6:25 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in Covington Manor Health Care Center. She was born Jan. 8, 1908, in Vermillion County to Scott Pearman and Anna Boren Pearman. Her husband, Miles V. Craft, died Dec. 21, 1990. Survivors include one daughter, Ruth West; one son, Eugene Craft; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday in DeVerter Brothers Funeral Home in Cayuga. Burial is in Thomas Cemetery at Newport. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. 

Craig, Thomas

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, December 18, 1978, p8

THOMAS CRAIG Services Conducted

Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at the United Presbyterian Church in Clinton for THOMAS CRAIG, 72, of 656 South Sixth Street, who died unexpectedly Friday.

Rev. Wayne McLaughlin officiated at the services and burial was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery with the Frist Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Craig is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hanks; a step-son, David Craig, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Marilyn) Hawkins, both of Clinton, 6 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Carl (Louise) Cloyd and Mrs. Earl (Irene) Lunstrum, both of Clinton, and several nieces and nephews.

Born at Mecca, he was a retired coal miner, a Democrat precinct committeeman and former Clinton City Cemetery Superintendent. Mr. Craig was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and a member of the One Half Century Club in Clinton. 

Crane, Allen Dunbar

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, June 17, 1988

CLINTON -- Allen Dunbar Crane, 66, of Route 3, died at 8:58 p.m. Thursday in Vermillion county Hospital. He was a self-employed engineer. He was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Clinton to Ora Dunbar Crane and Esther Kruger Crane. Survivors include his wife, Imogene Hayes Crane; and three daughters, Nikki Smith of New Ross, Terry Crane of Indianapolis and Alleen Crane of Terre Haute. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II and was a member of Jerusalem Lodge 99 F&AM and Wayside United Methodist Church. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in First Funeral Home, with the Rev. Patrick Walden officiating. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with Masonic memorial services at 7. 

Crane, Alva

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Augusta Journal, 13 Oct 1939

Alva Crane, 84 Dies Last Night After Long Illness -- The death of ALVA CRANE, 84, occurred at the H.O. Nelson Home last evening, after a serious illness of many months. Part of this time, Mr. Crane was a patient in the Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado.

Alva Crane will be greatly missed by his many friends in all circles of life. His life was a colorful one. As a young man, he was a jockey and horse farmer, and a good one. His love for horses stayed with him his entire life. He was a wonderful man - a kind and indulgent father and grandfather.

He was a custodian at the Prairie State Bank, until a few months ago, when his health became too poor to allow him to work. Upon his birthday, it was his custom to invite the bank officers and employees to an oyster supper. This event was always well attended and gave Mr. Crane a great deal of pleasure.

Since the opening of the bank in 1918, Mr. Crane had never missed a day at his duties until illness prevented his remaining on the job any longer.

Surviving is one son, James of Redlands, CA. A son, Herbert, died during the past year, a daughter, Mrs. Don Counsil, died a number of years ago, and another son died in infancy. The Cranes reared their grandchildren, Margie Counsil of Washington DC, and Oren Counsil. Mr. Crane is also survived by 7 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

His marriage to Elizabeth Gallagher occurred September 7, 1879 in Vermillion Co., IN. Before her death in 1930, the couple had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary together. Mr. Crane was a member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at the Dunsford Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m., with Rev. J.E. Robinson of the Methodist Church in charge. Burial will be made in Custer Cemetery beside his wife.

Pall bearers will be Max Marshall, Otis Farrar, Earl Lesher, Ralph McCauley, Ed Bostwick, and W.J. Eldringhoff. 

Crane, Benjamin

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse

Benjamin Crane was born July 18, 1864, joined the ME church in boyhood. Was married in the spring of 1886 to Anna Amerman, who deceased February 14, 1901. To this union wwas born seven children, Homer, Lyle, Raymond, Lillie, John, Carl and Sedric. He was remarried February 27, 1902 to Dollie Harrington, to them one child, Velma was born.

Benjamin Crane leaves three brothers, three sisters, his father, a wife, and eight children, seven of them are alone in this world. He said "leaving my family is the only hard thing, but then my neighbors are all good, and the Lord is good, and He, through my neighbors, will provide good homes. Dying is easy, I feel a personal presence is helping me. My way is clear, I am satisfied to die." On the afternoon of December 28, the earthly home of this tabernacle was dissolved, and his spirit returned to the God who gave it.

The funeral was preached at his home at 2 pm Tuesday by Rev W.A. Mathews to a large congregation. Text: _____ the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is ______" He is buried at Helt's Prairie Cemetery. 

Crane, Dora M.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, October 4, 1982, p4

DORA M. CRANE, 93, of Route 3, Clinton, died at 8:20 a.m. today at Vermillion County Hospital.

She was born on September 4, 1889, in Edgar Co., IL, to John David and Johanna Long Jordan. She was a member of Wayside United Methodist Church, Willing Workers Sewing Circle and Center Neighborhood Social Sisters.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Margaret Daniels of Clinton and Virginia Ford of Rosedale; 2 sons, Woodrow Crane of Rosedale and Kenneth Crane of Clinton; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Crane of Clinton; one half-sister Bessie Haymaker of Champaign, IL and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Frist Funeral Home by Rev. Gene Gilbreath. Burial will be in Helt's Prairie Cemetery. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday. 

Crane, Elizabeth (Gallagher)

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Augusta Daily Gazette, 2 May 1930

Funeral services for Mrs. ELIZABETH CRANE, 73, who died early yesterday morning at her home at 310 Main, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Methodist Church. The Rev. J.C. Fisher was in charge. Interment was made at the Elmwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Alva; 2 sons, Herbert, Augusta; and James, Redlands, CA; a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Wishard, Alvin, TX; and a brother, Clarence Gallagher, Augusta. Her granddaughter, Marjory Counsil, of Inman, was here for the funeral. James was unable to come. [Alva and Elizabeth were married in Vermillion Co., IN, 7 Sep 1879] 

Crane, John Virgil

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Clark County Clipper, 7 Nov 1968

JOHN VIRGIL CRANE Dies Suddenly -- VIRGIL CRANE, well known retired ASCS man died Saturday morning from a heart attack at their home on South Main. Virgil was a Clark County boy and one of the founders of Clark County Museum.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, November 5, 1968, in Ashland Church of God, with Pastor Frank Chrispen and Rev. Major Parker officiating. Mrs. Jessie Waits was at the organ, a male quartet, Gary Allison, Donald Spotts, Harland Hughs, and Jim McNickle, with soloist pastor Chrispen sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Lord's Prayer".

Casket bearers were: Oral Bilyeu, Dan Shattuck, Willis Harden, W.A. Shattuck, Robert Seacat, and Francis Moore.

Honorary bearers were: Roy Shupe, Ray Crosby, Paul Harden, Earl Simmons, Clarence Aldridge, B.M. Fleetwood, Francis Arnold, and W.H. Shattuck.

Military graveside services and interment Highland Cemetery, Ashland, KS.

Services conducted by the Brown Mortuary, Ashland.

Obituary of J. VIRGIL CRANE -- J. Virgil Crane, long time farmer and ASCS Fieldman was taken at his home in Ashland by a heart attack on November 2, 1968. He was born February 18, 1896 in Clinton, IN, to Benjamin and Anna Crane. He was orphaned at the age of 5 by the death of both parents. He lived with a cousin in Indiana for a year, then moving to Tulia, TX to live with an uncle. He attended school there until the age of 16, when he moved to Clark County and worked for various farmers in the Lexington community.

Virgil served in the armed forces of the United States in World War I from 1917 to the end of the war. He returned to Clark County and resumed working on various farms.

May 5, 1922 he was united in marriage to Jennie May Valentine of the Lexington community. Here their 4 children were born, Ellen, Eula May, Irene, and Guy. Eula May preceded him in death in Febuary 1929 at the age of 3.

In 1934 he accepted a position on the ASCS County Committee. In 1944 he became a State field representative serving 36 southwestern counties, working until his retirement in 1965.

In 1949 they purchased a home in Ashland.

Virgil was a member of the Lexington Methodist Church, the VFW and the American Legion. For the past 2 years, he was President of the Clark County Historical Society.

He leaves to mourn his death, his widow Jennie May; one son, Guy L. Crane of Manhattan; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marvin McPhail of Ashland and Mrs. David Unruh of Garden City; 15 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Lysle of Protection, KS; Earl Crane of Dana, IN; and Cedric Crane of Des Plaines, IL; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Strong of Bartlesville, OK; many other relatives and a host of friends. 

Crane, Rosina Riso

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune-Star, July 12, 2006

ROSEDALE - Rosina Riso Crane, 92, of Rosedale died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

She was born Nov. 23, 1913, in Clinton to Agatino Riso and Calogera Fasciana Riso. She was a retired school teacher having taught music, art, French and English. She was a 1932 graduate of Clinton High School. On June 8, 1947, she graduated from Indiana State Teachers College with a bachelor of science degree in music education. She also obtained her master's degree in library science. Her husband of 62 years, Woodrow "Woody" Crane, whom she married June 28, 1942, died Jan. 18, 2004.

Survivors include one son, Stephen Crane and his wife, Donella of Rosedale; one daughter, Diane Williams and her husband, Ronn of Dallas; one sister, Pietrina Riso of Clinton; two sisters-in-law, Virginia and her husband Henry Ford of Jefferson City, Mo., and Mary Jo Crane of Clinton; five grandchildren, John Williams, Michael and his wife, Melissa Williams, Tony Williams, Todd and his wife, Amy Crane, Gina and her husband, David Kuhn; six great-grandchildren, Alex Williams, Amanda Williams, Trevor Crane, Kaitlyn Crane, Mahali Williams and Wyatt Kuhn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She also was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Violet Riso Gozden.

She was a 38-year member of the Friendly Grove Baptist Church. She started her teaching career at Bainbridge and also taught in Pimento and Bridgeton, and ended her career 25 years later at Florida Township in Rosedale. She was a choir director at Bridgeton Methodist Church, a member of the Indiana and Parke County Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Bridgeton Homemakers Club.

She was a very talented musician and owned and played every string instrument; she and her sisters performed for entertainment under the name of Riso Sisters Music Group. She was a member of the ISU Symphony Band and played the bass. When she taught music, she not only told you what to do she also played it for you.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday in Friendly Grove Baptist Church in rural Rosedale, with the Rev. Perry Mager officiating. Burial will follow in Crane-Brunot Cemetery in rural Rosedale. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today in Friendly Grove Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friendly Benwood Community Christian Youth Camp, P.O. Box 405, Brazil, IN 47834. Care and arrangements entrusted to Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home in Rosedale. 

Cristie, David Max

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune-Star, Tuesday, January 24, 2006

CLINTON - David Max Cristie, 59, of Clinton died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in his residence. He was a tree trimmer.

He was born March 31, 1946, in Clinton to Clinton Cristie and Margaret Benskin Cristie. Survivors include two sisters, Doris Harper and her husband Don, and Shirley Strait, all of Clinton; two nephews; one niece; two great-nieces; one great-nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services are 1 p.m. Thursday in Frist funeral Home, with the Rev. Phred Cain officiating. Cremation was chosen. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home. 

Criswell, Agnes Loraine

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Tuesday, March 11, 1912, p1

Bring Body Home -- Mrs. AGNES LORAINE CRISWELL, a former Clinton girl, died in a hospital at St. Louis, last Friday, of tuberculosis of the bowels, and the body arrived in Clinton, accompanied by her husband, John Criswell, Sunday morning. It was taken to the home of her brother, Horace Whitted and father, William Whitted, on South Third Street. The funeral will be held from the M.E. Church at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Besides her husband, a son about 4 years old, and 2 brothers, Horace and Enoch, the latter in the Navy, and a sister, Mrs. Claude Stout of Marshall, MI, survive.

Mrs. Criswell was born and raised in Clinton and had many friends here. She and her husband moved from here to Nokomis, IL, and from there to St. Louis. An operation was at first performed in the hospital last week for appendicitis, but a second operation was necessary and revealed the real nature of the disease. 

Crowder, Otto Lee

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 21-Oct-1966 p 8

Perrysville- Otto Lee Crowder, 71, resident of Perrysville the past 35 years, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Danville, Ill. Born Oct 13, 1895 in Fulton Township, Fountain County he was a son of Sam and Rose Teegarden Crowder. He was married to Gay Allen March 9, 1915. Mr. Crowder had resided in Fountain and Vermillion Counties his entire life and had worked as a coal miner. Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Avis Montague of Perrysville; two grandchildren and a brother, Amos Crowder of Cates. He was preceded in death by two sons, a sister and five brothers. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home in Covington with Rev. Donald True officiating. Burial will be in Cooper's Chapel Cemetery. Friends may pay respects at the funeral home in Covington after 3 p.m. Friday.

Crowder, Samuel L.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune-Star, October 18, 2006

He was born Feb. 23, 1924, in Fountain County to Manford Crowder and Estal Wilkins Crowder. His wife of 58 years, Evelyn Murphy, whom he married Nov. 22, 1947, survives him. Other survivors include one son, Ron Crowder of Bastrop, Texas; two daughters, Patty Laymon and her husband, Darrell, and Debbie Lang and her husband, Jeff, all of Dana; two grandchildren, Jason Laymon of Terre Haute, and Jesse Lang of Dana; and two great-grandchildren, Dakota Laymon and Danielle Laymon, both of Clinton. He was preceded in death by seven brothers; and two sisters.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in Italy and Africa. He was a member of the Perrysville American Legion Post 350 and a member of the Covington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2395. He was an avid sports fan.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, in Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home. Burial will follow services in Bono Cemetery. Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, in the funeral home.

Crowell, Hoyt (Alabam)

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, Monday, July 24, 1967, Terre Haute, Indiana

Hoyt Crowell, 72, of RR 1 died in the Union Hospital at 11 p.m. Sunday. He is survived by the widow, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Cox, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Betty Davis of Monticello, Fla.; one son, James of Terre Haute, and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the DeBaun Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gerald Stitt officiating. Burial will be in the Helts Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call after noon Thursday Tuesday at the funeral home.

Cushman, Thomas

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, April 8, 1891

THOMAS CUSHMAN, the subject of this sketch, was born in Onondaga County, NY, October 15, 1814, and died at his home in Newport, April 1, 1891.

He was a sturdy, active, businessman, as might be expected when the fact is known that he was a direct descendant of ROBERT CUSHMAN, one of those intrepid Pilgrim fathers who braved the perils of the deep in company with that devoted little band who landed upon Plymouth Rock, from the Mayflower, December 11, 1620.

But indeed he did not have to go back to that grand old ancestor for inspiration of energy, for his father before him was a man of action. He was one of those brave pioneers to whom our present civilization is so much indebted.

Emigrating with his family in company with others to this state in the spring of 1818, he settled in Sullivan County, where he pre-empted 40 acres of land and began the work of making a home for his family, which consisted of himself and wife and 8 children.

But he was not permitted to pursue this labor of love long, for in 3 short years exposure, and disease claimed him as their victim. To prove that his boys were worthy sons of so worthy a father, they continued to improve the farm and to add to it. Instead of deserting him, and drifting off into the wide world, they stood by the home.

THOMAS CUSHMAN inherited to marked degree, his father's push and industry, for in 1829, when only a lad of 15, he went to Vermillion County, in search of employment, which he obtained with the firm of TOMLINSON & ROSS. He remained with the firm 5 years, which is sufficient proof of his steady habits and upright character.

In 1834 he went to Perrysville, and engaged in business with GEORGE BISHOP and R.D. MOFFATT in 1841. Mr. BISHOP dropped out of the firm, and under the name of MOFFATT and CUSHMAN, they carried on business until 1872, when Brother CUSHMAN removed to Newport, where he has ever since resided.

Although a man of business, Mr. CUSHMAN was a man who loved home, so in 1847 he married Miss SUSAN E. FIRTH, a most estimable young lady. Five children blessed this happy union, but only 12 years was Brother CUSHMAN privileged to enjoy the companionship of his beloved wife, for in March of 1859, she passed away from the scenes of life. Of these 5 children, but one remains, WILLIAM J. CUSHMAN, of Danville, IL.

The home thus broken was re-established in 1863 by Brother CUSHMAN's marriage to Mrs. MARY A. BAXTER. They lived happily together until July 1883, when Brother CUSHMAN was again called to stand by the bedside of his dying wife. Of this marriage there was one child left, a daughter, CARRIE GLANTON CUSHMAN, now wife of WILLIAM L GALLOWAY, of Indianapolis.

Again his home was re-established by his marriage to Miss SARAH ASHTON, June 23, 1887, who with the stricken son and daughter are left to mourn his loss.

Brother CUSHMAN was not only an energetic man in his private business, but was also as a public servant, for he served the county faithfully in the capacity of Auditor, to which office he was elected in 1872, and also as Deputy Treasurer. He was born and raised a Quaker in belief, but united with the Methodist Church in Newport in June 1883, during the pastorate of Rev. J.H. HOLLINGSWORTH, and has remained a faithful member ever since.

His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Perrysville, the Odd Fellows' Order, of which he had been an earnest member for 45 years, performing the impressive funeral service of their ritual.

Brother CUSHMAN was initiated into Charity Lodge No. 32, I.O.O.F. on August 8, 1846; on December 21, 1846, he was elected secretary; on June 28, 1847, Brother CUSHMAN engraved a seal and presented the same to the lodge, and on the same night was elected Vice Grand; on June 11, 1849, was elected Noble Grand; January 7, 1850, permanent Secretary; June 24, 1850, was again elected Noble Grand; December 16, 1850, was elected as one of the trustees and continued to serve in different offices until May 1882, when he took a withdrawal card from this lodge for the purpose of petitioning for a charter for a lodge at Newport, IN.