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Hagenbaugh, Almeda

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Tuesday, January 3, 1928, p1

Former Clinton Woman Dies in Los Angeles

Word has been received by Homer Ritchey, of Fairview, of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Will (ALMEDA) HAGENBAUGH, of Los Angeles, CA. The telegram stated that Mrs. Hagenbaugh became ill Christmas Day with bronchial pneumonia and died Saturday evening. The message also stated that the funeral services were to be held at 2 o'clock today with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles. Mrs. Hagenbaugh formerly lived in Cinton prior to moving to Los Angeles. Mr. Hagenbaugh, who died a few years ago, was in business here for several years. 

Hagenbaugh, Scott

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, September 1, 1880

Clinton News -- SCOTT HAGENBAUGH, after suffering for years with the dread disease, consumption, died on last Thursday and was buried on Friday. His funeral was well attended; friends came even from Terre Haute. SCOTT's sisters will miss him most of all.

Home News -- SCOTT HAGENBAUGH, of Clinton, who has been in delicate health for many years, died on last Thursday morning, aged 57 years. SCOTT had been a strong believer in BOB INGERSOLLs teachings of the future state, but a short time before dying, weakened in the faith, and said he did not believe it. He was a young man whom everybody respected, and leaves many warm friends to mourn his untimely death.

Hale, Corintha Smith

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W dated 1960

Mrs. Corintha Hale, age 67, a life resident of the Covington vicinity, died at 6 a. m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at her home on Williamsport Rt. 2 following a six months illness. Born March 5, 1893, in Vermillion County, she was the daughter of George and Emma Richardson Smith. She was married Oct. 21, 1914 to James Hale, who survives. Mrs. Hale was a member of the Howard Chapel Methodist Church in Vermillion County and the Old Guard Post VFW Auxiliary in Covington. Other survivors include four sons, Claude of Covington, James Jr. of Jeffersonville, Eugene of Rome, N. Y., and Ernest of Pleasant Hills, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Lorene Knecht and Mrs. Mina Moore, both of Covington; a sister, Mrs. Don Howe of Hillsdale; a half brother, James Brown of Terre Haute; 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Nelson. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Hegg Funeral Home. The Rev. Alfred Vancil assisted by the Rev. Oscar Mosely, officiated. Burial was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Dave Noble, Bill McCoy, George Keller, Leland Moore, Earl Potter and Arnold Keller. 

Hall, Amelia Catherine (Hedges)

Submitted by: Jan Umlauf

HALL, AMELIA CATHERINE HEDGES, 19 Dec 1843-12 May 1907

Amelia C. Hedges was born in Vermillion County, Indiana, December 19, 1843. She was married to Oscar T. Hall January 21, 1864. To this union were born eight children, four sons and four daughters. Of this number two sons, William A.B. and James Samuel, and three daughters, Ada L., wife of J.D. Foltz, Rachel L., wife of John Webster and Minnie, wife of Bert Rippy, also her husband and Oscar C. Hall were called by the death angel before he came to summon him.

She leaves one daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Bert Pinson, and two sons, Alva T.M. and Bert W., to mourn for her. She also leaves twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild, three brothers, one sister and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her brothers who are living are Milton P. Hedges, of Austell, GA, and Columbus C. Hedges and Noah Hedges, both living in Clinton township. Her surviving sister is Mrs. Alma Shew, wife of Leonard Shew.

She was a loving and faithful wife, a kind and patient mother and a true friend. She had been a faithful member of Bruilett's Creek Missionary Baptist church for a great many years, and all through her illness she asked Jesus to help her bear her suffering.

Her children, relatives and friends did all in their power for her, but they had to bow to the will of God and give her into His keeping.

She departed this life Sunday, May 12, 1907, aged 63 years, 4 months and 23 days. Her funeral was preached at Bethlehem by Rev. Nye Wednesday, May 15, after which she was laid to rest in the Hall cemetery. 

Mother is gone, her suffering is o'er.
She waits for us now on the golden shore;
She has gone to meet our brothers so dear,
And father and sisters and friends so near.
And she has bidden us all to meet her there,
Where sorrow and heart-aches and despair
No more can sadden us or oppress.
For Jesus, our Savior, is there to bless.
He has a home for each one of us,
And in His word he tells of it thus:
In My Father's house are mansions fair
Prepared for all who seek entrance there.
Oh, come to Me; thy sins are forgiven.
Eternal life is for thee in Heaven.
Then let us cast on Him our cares
For He will listen to all our prayers.
Dear mother is waiting for us to come,
And father will greet us up in that home:
Our brothers and sisters all will be there;
Dear Savior, please take us beneath Thy care
And guide and direct us through paths of earth
And cleanse us, dear Lord, with the holy birth.
Oh, help us be faithful to every trust,
And lay up our treasure where it can not rust.
Oh, help us be useful while here on earth.
And let every action establish our worth.
By helping of others our stars let us win,
By guiding our footsteps from pathways of sin.
And when Thou the summoning angel shalt send,
Help us and comfort us e'en to the end,
And bear us away on Thy bosom of love,
To mansions eternal in Heaven above.

.......... A. T. M. Hall

 Hall, Oscar Thomas

Submitted by: Jan Umlauf
The Weekly Clintonian, April 8, 1904

Oscar T. Hall was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, June 30, 1838. He died at his home in Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Ind., April 1, 1904, age 65 yr. 9 mo. 1 day.

His boyhood days were spent in Virginia, from which place he went to Missouri, where he lived a few years, and later came to Indiana, where the remainder of his life was spent with the exception of a few months in Arkansas. He spent the larger portion of his life working in flour mills. He was always just and impartial to his customers, winning friends wherever he went. He was one of the few men who could truthfully say that he had never taken the name of God in vain; no oath ever passed his lips.

He married Amelia C. Hedges Jan. 21, 1864. To this union were born four sons and four daughters. Two sons and one daughter having departed this life preceding his death. He leaves his wife, two sons and three daughters to mourn for him. He was a faithful husband, good neighbor and a kind and loving father.

At an early age, he joined the Masonic Order and remained a faithful member until death called him. His brother Masons showed their esteem for him in paying their last tribute by laying him to rest April 3, 1904 at the Hall cemetery.

He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church for about 38 years. He trusted and loved God, was patient and uncomplaining during his illness and seemed ready and willing to obey when the summons came.

Besides the immediate members of his household, three sisters, one brother and ten grand children still survive. [30 Jun 1838-1 Apr 1904] 

Hall, Sally P. Conard

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune-Star, December 31, 2006

TERRE HAUTE - DANA - Sally P. Conard Hall, 72, of Littlefield, Texas, and formerly of Dana died at 4:05 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at her daughters' residence in Dana. She retired from General Electric in Danville, Ill., with 15 years of service. She was born Aug. 6, 1934, in Urbana, Ill., to Paul Barrick and Viola Sparks Barrick. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gene Conard, whom she married April 4, 1954, he died Jan. 30, 1998.

Survivors include her husband, Delbert L. Hall, whom she married July 7, 1999; one daughter, Louwanna Wallace and husband Tim of Dana; one son, Chuck Conard and wife Debbie of Charleston, W.Va.; one foster son and nephew, Robert Conard and wife Sopee of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Eric and Matthew Wallace, Danielle and Christopher Conard, Charisse Croom, Sandra McClintic and husband Tom; great-grandchildren, Blake and Nolen McClinti, Corey, McKensy and Tanner Croom; and stepchildren, Glynis Hall of Littlefield, Robert Hall and family of Grand Junction, Colo., Melvin Hall and family of Bohman, Texas, Jack Hall and family of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Gary Hall and family of Lamesa, Texas, and Wanda Jo Huff and family of Gunnison, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Parkview Baptist Church in Littlefield, and Dana United Methodist Church in Dana. She was formerly active in band parents, Dames Club and Vermillion County Homemakers. She dearly loved family, friends, and especially her grandchildren.

Services are 1 p.m. Thursday in Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home in Dana, with the Rev. Don Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Bono Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions, if friends so desire, may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 Eighth Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47804; or to the American Cancer Society, 112 Howard St., Rockville, IN, 47872.

Hamersley, Charles

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, July 9, 1902, Newport, Indiana

Charles Hamersley, who resided about 24 miles northwest of Summit Grove, Helt township, died at 2:40 o'clock on last Thursday morning, July 3, 1902, aged 50 years. He had been in poor health for the past year and gradually failing each week from the beginning of the disease, which is said to have been consumption of the bowels. Funeral services were held at Salem church at 11 a.m. last Saturday by Rev. Dunlavy of Dana. The Clinton choir
furnished the music. After the services his remains were followed to the Helts Prairie cemetery where they were consigned to their last resting place.

Mr. Hamersley was a farmer by occupation and was born and always resided in the locality where he died. He was a good citizen, clever and accommodating, and had the respect and esteem of his neighbors. A wife and three children survive him.

Hamersley, Mrs. Lawrence

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Clinton Plaindealer, Friday, November 8, 1907, Clinton, Indiana 

Mrs. Laurence Hamersley died last Friday and was buried Sunday at Salem cemetery, five miles north of this place.

Hansicker, Mrs. Henry

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, May 5, 1880

Died - April 28, 1880, the wife of HENRY HANSICKER, who lives 2 miles west of Perrysville, of consumption. 

Harmon, Charles

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian Thursday, July 21, 1955, p1

CHARLES HARMON, 84, well known farmer, who resided a few miles south of Libertyville, died at 6:45 a.m. today at the St. Anthony's Hospital in Terre Haute. He had been ill for a few months and had been taken to the hospital July 8.

Mr. Harmon was born in Sanford, IN, on November 26, 1870 and had lived in this area all his life.

Surviving are his wife, Louzetta Harmon; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Crumley, of Hammond, and Mrs. Dora Porter, of St. Clairsville, OH; and 2 sons, Clyde and Wayne Harmon of West Terre Haute, and 8 grandchildren.

Harmon, Orva (Houchin)

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, February 20, 1918, Newport, Indiana 

February 3, 1918
The funeral of Mrs. Orvie Harmon was conducted at this church Sunday by Pastor Banks.  Mrs. Harmon was a daughter of David (Daniel) Houchin deceased.  She died in Indianapolis a month ago and her body was brought to the home of her uncle Bruce Houchin.  Burial at Pisgah Cemetery.

Harper, Mrs. Charles

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Clinton Daily Clintonian, Wednesday, October 6, 1920, Clinton, Indiana 

Mrs. Charles Harper, 70, died at her home at Summit Grove, yesterday. Mrs. Harper had been an invalid but the immediate cause of her death is given as cholecystitis with which she has been suffering for the past year or so. Her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Charles W. Davis, two sisters, Mrs. Till Malone and Mrs. Ira Richards of Hillsdale, and two brothers Marion Ingram, of Hillsdale, and James Ingram of Dana survive. The funeral will be held at the home, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will be at Salem cemetery.

Harper, Emily

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, October 13, 1880

Tribute to the Memory of Mrs. EMILY HARPER

Death has again entered our community and taken from among us one of our most beloved and respected neighbors. The power of its chilling hand has fallen upon another happy household, and so the mother, the idol of her companion-s heart, is gone. EMILY HARPER, the subject of this sketch, was born in Indiana, and departed this life at her residence near Bono, Vermillion County, IN, on October 5th, 1880, in the 40th year of her age. The disease, congestion of the stomach, preyed upon her constitution for only one week and one day. The kindness of her numerous friends and medical skill were not able to restore life and health to the now departed friend. Sister HARPER was a member of the Baptist Church, having joined it about 2 years ago. Mrs. HARPER was a lady much beloved and respected by neighbors. 

Harrington, James

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Wednesday, January 14, 1914, p1

JAMES HARRINGTON, on Visit Here, Dies -- JAMES HARRINGTON, former well known farmer of Helt's Prairie, who moved a few years ago with his family to Chrisman, IL, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Homer Smock, Main and North Streets, Wednesday morning. Mr. Harrington had been visiting here for some time, and had not been well, though he was about the city considerably. He suffered a stroke of paralysis two years ago and his former strength was noticeably reduced after that.. He was 69 years old and a veteran of the Civil War, 6th IN Cavalry. Mr. Harrington and Col. R.H. Washburn were bunk mates during the civil conflict.

Mr. Harrington was a kind hearted man and a substantial farmer. He was an active member of the Methodist Church and was regarded as an excellent citizen. Besides the wife, who is a sister of Lon Mack, there are surviving, 2 daughters besides Mrs. Smock, and one son; Mrs. Frank Peters of Illinois; Mrs. Gertie Cowan of Terre Haute; and Clyde Harrington of Chrisman. The surviving brothers and sisters are: William Harrington, north of Clinton; Mrs. Albert Miller and Miss Mary Harrington, of Summit Grove; Mrs. Nancy I. Smith of Clinton, and Mrs. John Mitchell, of Henryville, IN. The funeral will be conducted from Salem Church, about 11 a.m., Friday, the start with the body to be made from Clinton at 10 o'clock. 

Harrington, Melissa J. (Mack)

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Wednesday, June 11, 1924, p1

Pioneer Resident of County Dead At Summit Grove -- Mrs. MELISSA J. HARRINGTON, 77 years old, widow of James Harrington, who died in Clinton about 12 years ago, died at 6 o'clock this morning from an attack of heart trouble at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer Smock, of Summit Grove. Mrs. Harrington had been suffering from a heart disease for some time. Surviving are 3 daughters and one son: Mrs. Mary Peters, Springfield, IL; Mrs. Homer Smock, of Summit Grove, IN, Mrs. Gertie Cowan of Terre Haute, and Clyde Harrington, whose whereabouts are unknown. The last time he was heard from he was leaving for a trip through the east. There are also 2 sisters; Mrs. Anna Mack Walker, of New York, Miss Almeda Mack of Terre Haute, and one brother, A.L. Mack of Helt's Prairie, also survive along with 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the Salem Church, north of Clinton, with burial in Salem Cemetery. Rev. Miles of the Fairview Park M.E. Church will have charge of the services.

Mrs. Harrington was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Mack, pioneer residents of Vermillion County. Her mother was before her marriage, Miss Permelia James, whose parents were also among the early settlers of the county. Mrs. Harrington was born at Summit Grove and spent the early years of her life there. Her father was a merchant in Summit Grove when it was an active railroad town about 30 years ago. After she was married, Mrs. Harrington lived in Clinton for several years, and since the death of her husband, has spent most of the time with relatives, although her home was at Summit Grove. She also lived in other parts of the county. 

Harrington, Sadie Ellen

Submitted by: Beth Rasmussen
Danville Commercial News, 28 Dec 1960

Mrs. Sadie Ellen Harrington, 75, died at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday (Dec 28, 1960) at the Vermilion Nursing Home where she had been a patient 10 years. She formerly resided on Collett St.

Born April 21, 1885, in New Albany, Ind., she was a daughter of Henry and Mattie Leach Trueman. She attended Lincoln and Franklin Schools. She was married in 1901 in Danville to Ernest Harrington, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are a brother, Dewey Truman of Marion, Ind., and seven sisters (Mrs.) Evelyn Mitchell, of Gallopis, Ohio (Mrs.) Mae Lape and Mrs. Grace High, both of Danville (Mrs.) Rachel Wagner of Pacoma, Calif. (Mrs.) Helen Brown of Homestead, Fla., Mrs Idelle Gallaher of Mellott, Ind., and Mrs. Emma Switzer of Veedersburg, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and two sisters.

Her hobby was crocheting and she was known as a religious person.

The body is at the Pape Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday by William Polosek with burial in the Bonebrake Cemetery near Veedersburg. 

Harrington, William Riley

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
William Riley Harrington, son of Stephen and Malinda Harrington, was born on Helt's Prairie, September 28, 1851, and died July 19, 1919 after a prolonged illness. He was married November 28, 1878 to Emily Wright of Hendricks County. His widow and the following children survive: Ernest, of Clincton; Gerald, of Helt's Prairie; Ruth, a trained nurse ________ozo; Dollie, wife of Gilbert _________ Center; Anna, widow of ROss ________ of Blairsburg, Iowa; and Gladys, wife of county recorder Clayon Hudson, of Newport. Three sisters living are: Mrs. Nancy Smith of Clinton; Mrs. Albert Miller of Summit Grove; and Mrs. ____ Mitchell of Indianapolis. _____ ___________ was a member of _____ church since youth and ______ _______rher in his master's ______ .

Harris, Elizabeth (Chezem)

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W dated 1963

Mrs. Elizabeth (Bess) Harris, age 80, died at 12:10 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Roberta) Lynch on Covington Rt. 2. She had been in ill health several years. Born Aug. 10, 1882, in the Christian Union neighborhood of Vermillion County, she was the daughter of William and Cynthia Lewman Chezem. She was married to Robert Harris June 27, 1907 and he died Feb. 7, 1923. Mrs. Harris was a member of the Second Church of Christ of Danville. She lived most of her life southwest of Covington and in the last few years with her children. Survivors include four children, Mrs. Doris Kinder of Litchfield, Ill., Mrs. George (Lois) Simons of Danville, Donald Harris of Covington and Mrs. Lynch; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Kate Groves of Danville. She was preceded in death by a son; six sisters and a brother. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home. The Rev. Grover Williams officiated. Burial was in Lower Mound Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Purlie Keller, Arnold Keller, Cyril Keller, Dale Parks, Floyd Parks, Odis Parks, Guy Parks and Freeman Parks.

Harrison, Milo

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Terre Haute Tribune, Saturday, June 29, 1915, p2

By Special Correspondent -- Clinton, IN, October 23 - Word has been received here of the death of MILO HARRISON, at Denver, CO. He was 82 years of age and has been blind for the past 18 years. He was a former Clinton man and is well known in this city, having two brothers, Cal and Bob Harrison living in this city.

Harvey, Edgar

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County Indiana, 4-Feb-1967 p 2

Tangier - Edgar Harvey, 92, a former Tangier resident died Friday in Vermillion County Hospital at Clinton. He had been hospitalized since Jan 13. Until then Mr. Harvey had been a patient in Parke County Nursing Home near Rockville since Nov 5, 1961. He was born near Dana July 25, 1874, a son of Henry & Samira Jane Huffman Harvey. On Sept 7, 1902 he married Mary Norman who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Eva Graham of Rockville; Mrs. Bertha Bailey of Orange, Calif; and Mrs. Waneta Hoblit of Hawthorne, Calif; a son Lloyd of Kingman; a sister, Mrs. Martha Norman of Tangier; and 3 grandchildren. Services will be at Woodrow Funeral Home in Kingman on Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Glenn Ray of Covington will officiate. Burial in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Rockville.

Haskell, Max M.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, July 20, 1980, p2

MAX M. HASKELL, of Route 3, Clinton, died at 3:35 p.m. Sunday at the Lee Alan Bryant Health Care Facility in Rockville, after an extended illness. Mr. Haskell was born on June 3, 1895 in Clinton and was the son of William and Cora Pinson Haskell. He was retired from the Indiana State Highway Department. He was a member of the New Goshen Lodge No. 557, F. & A.M..; the Scottish Rite, Valley of Terre Haute; the Clinton Moose Lodge No. 1501; the Clinton One-Half Century Club; the Blanford Sportsman's Club; the American Legion, Post No. 140; and the Vermillion County Low 12 Club. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are 3 nephews, Bill Edwards of Clinton; Hal Edwards of Biloxi, MI; and Jack Haskell of Belleville, IL.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Frist Funeral Home with Rev. Howard F. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

Haskell, Rex T.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, December 13, 1976, p1

REX T. HASKELL, 81, of 934 Sycamore Street, died at Vermillion County Hospital at 9:50 p.m. Sunday after an extended illness.

Born in Clinton, June 3, 1895, he was the son of William and Cora Pinson Haskell. He was a retired coal miner and at one time was Clinton Township trustee. Haskell was a member of New Goshen Masonic Lodge and the Vermillion County Low 12 Club. He is survived by his wife, Blanche; a son, Jack Haskell of Belleville, IL; a brother, Max Haskell of Blanford; and a sister, Mrs. Edna Lindsey of Terre Haute. Services at 3 p.m. Tuesday will be conducted by Rev. Victor Koontz at Frist Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.

Hasty, Samantha

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, Wednesday, January 2, 1957, Terre Haute, Indiana 

Jasonville, Ind., Jan. 2 - (Special) - Funeral services for Mrs. Samantha Hasty, 100 years old, who died Monday, will be at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the McClanahan Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Bono cemetery.

Hathaway, Madge

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, October 14, 1997

CAYUGA-- Madge Hathaway, 69, of Cayuga died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 1997, in St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Rockville to Lee Pearman and Telsa Crowder Pearman. Her first husband, Deward C. Redenbaugh, died Aug. 3, 1970; her second husband, Paul L. Hathaway, died Dec. 2, 1996. Survivors include one daughter, Charleen Carey; one stepson, Stephen Hathaway; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday in DeVerter Brothers Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Rogers officiating. Burial is in Thomas Cemetery, in Newport. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

Hathaway, Paul L.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, December 5, 1986

CAYUGA - Paul L. Hathaway, 71, of Cayuga died at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, in his residence. He was a retired plumber and was employed through Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 157 of Terre Haute. He was born May 13, 1925, in Vermillion County to David Hathaway and Jessie Newkirk Hathaway. Survivors include his wife, Madge Pearman Hathaway, whom he married May 13, 1971, in Newport; one son, Stephen Hathaway of Terre Haute; one stepdaughter, Charlene Carey of Covington; two sisters, Mildred Dowers of Cayuga and Ruth Ann Hardy of Florissant, Mo.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Hathaway, Dec. 29, 1990; and three brothers. He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Danville, Ill., and was a member of Newport American Legion Post 184, Clinton Veterans of Foreign Wars and United States Auto Club. He served with the Army Infantrymen during World War II and earned several medals including two bronze stars - one for the Asiatic Pacific Campaign and one for the occupation of Japan; World War II Victory medal and Efficiency Honor Fidelity medal. He was stationed in the Philippines shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He did not receive his long overdue medals until the spring of 1994. Services are 2 p.m. today in DeVerter Brothers Funeral Home, with the Revs. Wendell Adams and Dennis Rogers officiating. Burial is in Thomas Cemetery in Newport, with graveside military services by Newport American Legion. Visitation is before services today. 

Hathaway, Robert Edward

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W

Perrysville, Ind. (CNS) — Robert Edward Hathaway, 44, of Perrysville, was found dead early today (March 27, 1967) at his home. Death was attributed to natural causes by Nick Karanovich, Vermillion County coroner. Born June 17, 1922, in Perrysville, he was the son of David and Jessie Newkirk Hathaway. He was married to Norma Jean Davis, who survives. Other survivors include his mother; four sons, Robert G., Jerry A., David and Dennis, all at home; a daughter, Joyce at home; three brothers, Richard and Paul, both of Cayuga, and Willard of Wichita, Kan.; and two sisters, Mrs.. Henry Dowers of Cayuga and Mrs. Jack Harty of St. Louis, Mo. He was preceded in death by a daughter. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Watson Funeral Home in Cayuga. Burial will be in the Eugene Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Harry Kinney will officiate.

Haun, Mabel

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, October 25, 1905, Newport, Indiana

Miss Mabel Haun, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Parrett Haun, who reside five miles west of Clinton, died at 2 o'clock last Saturday morning from tuberculosis, result of an abscess in her side. She had been in failing health for the past year. Her parents were former residents of Helt township, where she had many young friends. She was 19 years of age, and was very highly respected by everybody who knew her. She was very bright and had she lived and kept her health she would have graduated in the Clinton school during the present year. She is survived by her parents, three sisters and one brother. Her funeral was preached at 10 o'clock last Monday at Salem church, Helt's Prairie, by the M. E. pastor, Rev. A. L. Brandenburg, after which her remains wereburied in the Helts Prairie cemetery, one half mile west of the church.

Haverty, Mary Ruth

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, February 8, 1999 Mary Ruth Haverty, 78, of Terre Haute died at 1:37 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in Health South Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker. She was born May 18, 1920, in Terre Haute to John Cravis and Lillian Raikes Cravis. Survivors include her husband, Robert Haverty; one daughter and son-in-law, Delana Pearman and Vic Pearman of Terre Haute; two sisters, Emily Johnson of Terre Haute, and Jane Nichols and her husband Jack Nichols of Highland, Calif; two grandchildren, Chad Good and his wife Marcy Good of Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Toby Stephens of Indianapolis; one great-grandson, Gavin Ross Good; five nieces, Rolanda Dinkel and Raelane Hoff, both of Terre Haute, Carole Struble of Port Charlotte, Fla., Carla Roan of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Debbie Heldoorn of Neubo, Calif.; and four nephews, Randy Johnson, Ty McDaniel and Billy Cravis, all of Terre Haute, and Rob Lamb of Orlando, Fla. She was a member of Higher Ground Christian Church, Ladies' Terre Haute Golf Association, and Tuesday Morning and Evening Golf League at Rea Park. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today. 

Hawkins, Amney C. (Tucker)

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: obituary found in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger, life-time resident of Fountain County, Indiana
Note: died 12-19-1966 per

Newport, Ind.—Mrs. Amney C. Hawkins, 61, wife of Dr. H. S. Hawkins, Newport dentist, died instantly at 4:15 p.m. yesterday when her auto and a 1 1/2 ton pickup truck collided five miles north of Clinton on Ind. 63.  Mrs. Hawkins died of a crushed chest. The driver of the pickup truck, James H. Friske, 32, of Terre Haute, escaped with a small cut on the lip.

Mrs. Hawkins was born in Louisville, Ky., Sept 16, 1905, the daughter of Samuel R. and Lena Furnass Tucker. She was married to Dr. Hawkins of Chicago in July, 1928. They have made their home in Newport for many years.
She was a member of the Episcopal Church, the Driftwood Literary Club, secretary of the Newport-Vermillion County Library Board and had been a librarian. She was a member of the Towne and Countrie Garden Club of the area, past president of the Vermillion County Federation of Women's Club and a district officer of the club, and a member of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, one son, Samuel Hawkins Jr., in the Marines stationed at San Diego. He was awaiting shipment overseas. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Tucker of Terre Haute; two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Nearpass, Terre Haute and Mrs. Josephine McKelvey of Lexington, Ky. and one brother, Samuel R. Tucker Jr. of New Albany, Ind.
Watson Funeral Home of Cayuga is in charge of arrangements.

Hayes, Benton

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Daily Clintonian, December 18, 1989

Benton Hayes, 91, of Montezuma, died at 4:56 p.m. Sunday in Vermillion County. Born October 8, 1898, in Atherton, he was the son of Carey Hayes and Charlotte Dean Hayes.

He was retired from REMC in Rockville.

His wife, Phoebe Ethel Hayes, died in 1988.

Survivors include four daughters, Mavis Slazewski of South Bend, Norma Greene of Centerline, Mich., Lois Kilander of El Cajun, Calif., and Joyce Bettge of Lawrenceville, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Services are pending at First Funeral Home. 

Hayes, Clarence Lee

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, May 6, 1967

CLINTON, IND., -- Clarence Lee Hayes, 67, formerly of Fairview Park, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Logansport. He was a retired Coal Miner. Surviving are two brothers, Claude, Fairview Park, and ralph, Chicago. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Bonner officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. 

Hayes, Francis C.

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, December 21, 1948

CLINTON, IND., -- The body of Pfc. Francis C. " Bub " Hayes of Fairview Park will arrive here Tuesday night and will be taken to the First Funeral Home. Pfc. Hayes was killed in action in the Battle of the Bulge on Jan. 7, 1945. He was 20 years old at the time of his death.He is survived by his mother (Mrs.) Margaret Revesz, and step-father, Barney Revesz; two sisters (Mrs.) Virginia Templen of Clinton, and Miss Sharon Hayes, at home, and his grandmother (Mrs.) Maggie Rhoads of Clinton. Tentative funeral services have been arranged for Sunday afternoon, Dec. 26, at the First Funeral Home. 

Hayes, Gary Gene

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Daily Clintonian, February 16, 1975

Funeral arrangements are pending at the First Funeral Home in Clinton for a former resident who died suddenly at Long Beach, Calif. Gary Gene Hayes, 29, of 229 Atlantic Avenue, died in St Mary's Hospital in Long Beech Sunday at 11:20 a.m. Mr. Hayes was born in Clinton, Nov. 10, 1945 to Gene and Della Brock Hayes and was employed at the Todd Ship Yards in San Pedro, Calif. He is survived by his father, Gene Hayes of Terre Haute; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Brock of Clinton; a brother, David Hayes of Clinton, several nieces and nephews. 

Hayes, Gerald

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Daily Clintonian, March 14, 1980

Services for Gerald Hayes, 66, of Chicago, Ill., and formerly of Clinton, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bedino Peace Chapel in Terre Haute, with Rev. Roger Winters officiating. Mr. Hayes died Friday in the Michael Reece Hospital in Chicago. Surviving are his wife, Mary; one daughter, Patricia Garrett, Longmont, Colo.; one brother, Eugene, Terre Haute; two sisters, Edith Perkins, Oklahoma, and Ruth Fell, Blackhawk, and three grandchildren. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today. 

Hayes, H. Claude

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, January 7, 1968

CLINTON , Ind. ( Special ) H. Claude Hayes, 66 of Fairview Park, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the Vermillion County Hospital following an extended illness. Hayes, a native of Vigo County had been a resident of the community for the past 45 years. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are the widow, Roberta; a daughter (Mrs.) Imogene Crane , of Fairview Park and three grandchildren. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home. 

Hayes, Harry

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Daily Clintonian, January 11, 1929


Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock today for Harry Hayes, who was instantly killed in a fall of slate at the Dering 6 mine on Friday. Services were at the Hayes residence in Lyford. Burial was in the Riverside cemetery. Following Hayes death the body was taken to the Thomas Funeral home in Terre Haute where an autopsy was conducted by the Vigo County coroner. Surviving Mr. Hayes are the widow and four children, all of whom live in Lyford. 

Hayes, Hershel J.

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, January 2, 1993

LYFORD, -- Hershel J. Hayes, 70, of Lyford died at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 1993, in his residence. He was a retired operator for Visqueen Film Products. He was born Nov. 24, 1922, at Lyford to Harry Hayes and Bertha Burgher Hayes. Survivors include his wife, Irene Hansboro Hayes; four sons, David of Clinton, Larry of Terre Haute, Jerry of Columbus, and Terry of Brazil; two daughters, Cynthia Murphy of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Kimberly Huffman of Clinton; two brothers, Tom Owens of Rosedale and John Owens of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Hester Guinn of Clinton; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Sacred Heart Church at Clinton, Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post 140.

Visitation is 4 to 7:30 p.m. Prayers of commendation are 10 a.m. Tuesday in the church, with the Rev. Michael Kelley officiating. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery. First Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. 

Hayes, Josephine

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, January 19, 1938

CLINTON, IND., -- Mrs. Josephine Hayes, widow of Luke Hayes of Jonestown and Clinton, died at 9:40 o'clock Wednesday following an illness of over a year. Mrs. Hayes fell and broke her hip in November 1932 , and since then had been bedfast most of the time at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Frank Rohner, 311 North Main Street. She was 77 years of age and was a member of the Jonestown United Brethren Church. Mr. Hayes died Feb. 28, 1933. Surviving are two daughters (Mrs.) Rohner mentioned above, and Mrs. Henry of Clinton; one son William Hayes of Terre Haute; four grandchildren (Mrs.) Dallas Lewis and Mrs. Devota Henry both of Clinton; Mrs. Eva LaRue, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mont Hayes of Terre Haute; one great-granddaughter, two sisters (Mrs.) Louise Fondannon, of Terre Haute, and Mrs. Martha Landig of Davis, Ill., one half sister (Mrs.) Myrtle Russie, Mooresville. The body was taken this morning from the First Funeral Home to the residence of Mrs. Rohner, where funeral rites will be held Friday at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. 

Hayes, Lawrence

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Daily Clintonian, April 5, 1945


The body of Pfc. Lawrence Hayes, former Clinton resident who was killed in action in the Philippine Islands on April 5, 1945, will arrive in Clinton at 10:44 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, and be taken to the First Funeral Home.

Last rites will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. F.S. Kerner will officiate and burial will be made in Riverside cemetery. The Honor Guard of the local American Legion post will conduct graveside services.

Pfc. Hayes, who was a resident of Gary when he enlisted in the U.S. Army, was 31 years old at the time of his death. He enlisted on April 12, 1941. After receiving his basic training at Camp Shelby, Pfc. Hayes served in Hawaii, New Guinea, and the Philippines. He served in the first invasion of Luzon, liberation of Bataan, and Battle of Merivales, Pfc. Hayes was awarded the combat infantry badge.

Survivors include the widow, Eva, of Phoenix, Ariz.; his mother (Mrs.) Bertha Hines, Lyford; four stepsons, Ed, Bill, Jerry, and Tobi Goodrich, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters (Mrs.) Esther Green, Lyford, and Mrs. Melbra Meadows of Gary; one brother, Herschel Hayes of Lyford; two half brothers, John Owens of Gary and thomas Owen of Lyford; and his step-father, Pete Hines of Lyford. 

Hayes, P. Ethel

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Daily Clintonian, September 13, 1988

P. Ethel Hayes, 84, of 424 Blue street, Montezuma, died at 5:20 a.m. today at Vermillion County Hospital. Born May 6, 1904, in Clinton, she was the daughter of Robert and Lenora Sullivan Harrier.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Church in Clinton.

Survivors include her husband, Benton Hayes; four daughters, Mavis Slazewski of South Bend, Norma Greene of Centerline, Mich., Lois Kilander of El Cajun, Calif. and Joyce Bettge of Lawrenceville, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Funeral Home with rev. Jerry Elmore officiating. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery at Montezuma. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and until time of services Friday. 

Hays, Fred

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Tuesday, July 2, 1912, p1

Hays Killed When Thrown From Motorcycle

FRED HAYS, of South Tenth Street, Terre Haute, was killed by falling from his motorcycle, when he struck a boulder about two miles west of Rockville on the Montezuma Road, Sunday morning. He was a member of the motorcycle club that was making a run to Turkey Run and he was leading. A companion came upon him a few minutes after he evidently had been thrown.. He was carried into a farm house and died soon afterward from concussion of the brain.

Hays was abour 25 years old and was a nephew of C.H. Griffith of Clinton, and a brother of Russell Hays, who formerly was Mr. Griffith's partner here. He was an employee of the round house of the Southeastern Railroad, and was a popular member of the motorcycle club. Word brought to Clinton of the accident Sunday indicated that a girl and a man also had been badly injured, but this seems to have been exaggerated. 

Hays, Luanne

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre haute Tribune, September 29, 1969

CLINTON, IND., --- Mrs. Luanne Hayes, 76, 111 1/2 S. Main St., died at 3:20 a.m. Monday at the Vermillion County Hospital. She is survived by two daughters (Mrs.) Doris Van Duyn, Rosedale; Mrs. Bette Joseph, Indianapolis; one son, Ralph, Terre Haute, and nine grandchildren; two sisters (Mrs.) Lenna Rader, Clinton, and Mrs. Hattie Iacoli, Bradenton, Fla. Services are pending at the First Funeral Home, Clinton. 

Hays, Luke

Submitted by: Estella Cox


Luke Hays, age 82, of 115 South Tenth Street, died early Tuesday afternoon at the Vermillion County Hospital where he had been for the past month. He had never had a day's illness until recently and his death was attributed to his advanced age. Mr. Hays was born in Rockville, Parke County, on March 29, 1850. He moved with his family to St Bernice and from there to Clinton, where he was a resident for more then 32 years. In 1879 he was married to Josephine Spiece, who survives him. Mr Hays was formerly county superintendent of roads here and was known thereabout the county. Surviving Mr. Hays are two daughters (Mrs.) Ora Henry and Mrs. Frank Rohner of Clinton; one son, Will G. Hays of Terre Haute; three granddaughters (Mrs.) William C. Lewis and Mrs. DeVota Henry of Clinton and Mrs. B.J. LaRue of Detroit, and one grandson, Mont Hays of Terre Haute. A great-granddaughter, Dallas Carol LaRue of Detroit; two brothers, Marion and George Hays of Brazil; and one sister (Mrs.) Justice Arkerman, also survive. Funeral services are to be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Frank Rohner at 311 North Main Street. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery. 

Hays, William G.

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, December 1, 1949


Stricken while hunting, William G. Hays, 58 years old, former postmaster, died while hunting near Robinson, Ill., yesterday. Hays, who for many years was prominent in local republican party politics, resided at 1302 North Seventh street.

Coroner Troy Pulliam of Crawford County said death was apparently due to coronary occlusion (heart attack).

Three hunting companions found Hays yesterday afternoon dead on the ground. They were hunting about 10 miles northwest of Robinson, Ill. Hays companions were Curtis Neese, Wiley Greenleaf and Hugh C. Robbins, all of Terre Haute. They started looking for Hays when he failed to return to the car to return to Terre Haute.

During prohibition, Hays was federal enforcement officer for this area and conducted many raids upon bootlegging places. He was appointed postmaster by Calvin Coolidge, serving in that office from 1926 until 1931. Recently he operated a liquor store at 324 Ohio street.

Hays is survived by the widow, Margaret, and a son, William "Mont" Hays, a retired city fireman.

The body was removed to the Gillis Memory Chapel, where funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. R.A. Ulrey will officiate and burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Leonard Kincade, Lenhart Bauer, Henry Thomason, Alfred Kepler, Karl Werneke and Wiley Greenleaf.

Heber, Lawrence H.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, Thursday, October 13, 1966, Terre Haute, Indiana

CLINTON, Ind. (Special) - Lawrence H. Heber, 74, RR 1, died Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Vermillion County Hospital. He was a lifetime resident of Vermillion County. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen Lodge No. 3105, Clinton. He is survived by a son, Herman of Indianapolis, two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Spoonemore of San Dimas, Calif., and Mrs. Dorthy Massa, RR 3, Clinton; one brother, Ray, also of RR 3 Clinton; six  grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Frist Funeral Home. Burial will be in Helts Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call after 5p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Heber, Orlow

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, Monday, November 19, 1956, Terre Haute, Indiana 

ROCKVILLE, Ind., Nov 19 - (Special) - Funeral services for Orlow Heber, 47 years old, Indianapolis, who died Saturday at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, will be at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Barnes Mortuary, here. The Rev. V. E. Squibbs will officiate. Burial will be in Helts Prairie Cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Emma; two daughters, Mrs. Norma Laferer of Tampa, Fla. and Mrs. Marjorie Massingle of Indianapolis; six sisters, Mrs. Gladys Hardesty of Ladoga, Mrs. Leola Marlar of Rockville, Mrs. Barbara Clark of Terre Haute, Mrs. Mada Barton of Clinton, Mrs. Irma Morris of Brazil and Mrs. Ruby Richardson of Lafayette; and three grandchildren.

Hedges, William

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Thursday, October 30, 1873

Capt. WILLIAM HEDGES died at his residence in Clinton, October 24, 1873, at the age of 72 years.

Mr. HEDGES was an old and esteemed resident of this county.He emigrated from Oswego County, NY, in the year 1819, and assisted in some of the surveys which were then being made here in 1821.>He returned to his native State and married Miss PERMELIA ALDEN, and in the fall of that year again started to seek his fortune in the distant State of Indiana.He was among the first to erect a cabin in what is now the thriving railroad town of Clinton, and in the pursuit of work as a carpenter, often went as far as Terre Haute, Darwin and York.He afterward bought a piece of land near Bruliettā¬"s Creek, where his family was raised.Being of an energetic turn of mind, he conceived the idea of building a mill upon a piece of land subsequently purchased by him, and such was this energy and determination that with but little available capital, on his 44th birthday, had the satisfaction of seeing his mill operate.And this was the commencement of what afterward was so long and popularly known as Hedges Mill.Such energy, coupled with industry and economy, brought its reward.In his old days he was blessed with an abundance of this worlds goods.But, advancing years seemed not to weaken his energies or ambition, as the new four story mill built by him in Clinton, and just completed, will testify.

Hegg, Gladys (Hinton)

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W

Mrs. Gladys Hegg, about 65, of 613 E. 4th, Danville, a former resident of Covington and Perrysville, was found dead at 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 10, 1971) at her home. Born June 11, about 1905, in Highland Township of Vermillion County, she was the daughter of Asa and Lourinda Ramsey Hinton. She was married Aug. 2, 1929, to Sproson J. Hegg, who died June 16, 1950. She had resided at the Danville address for the past several years. Survivors include two brothers, William Hinton of Perrysville and Forrest Hinton of Mentone, Calif. She was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home in Covington. The Rev. Edgar Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. 'Tuesday. Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W Services which were scheduled Wednesday in Covington, Ind. for Mrs. Gladys Hegg, 66, of 613 E. 4th, Danville, have been rescheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday at Barrick & Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Don C. Goodwin will officiate, and burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hegg died Sunday at her home.

Helt, Charles B.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse

Newport Hoosier State
Wednesday, March 2, 1892

Charles B. Helt of Helt Township, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning of last week. He had been an invalid for several years, and death was really a relief instead of a terror to him. His father, Michael Helt, with several of his neighbors, moved from Columbus, OH, to Vincennes, this state, in 1815. They started in a flatboat, floating down the Sciota River to the Ohio, and from there to the mouth of the Wabash, then poled it up to the mouth of the Wabash River to Vincennes, where the little colony located and remained until the year 1818, when they all pulled up stakes and moved to this county, settling on Helt's Prairie. Catherine Helt, the second child of he family , who never married and still survives, was the second child born in the county. She was born March 23, 1819. It was always claimed that William Skidmore, now deceased, was the first white child born in the county. He was born February 19, 1819. Charles B. Helt, the subject of this notice, was born in this county, where he has always resided, on February 21, 1821. He was an honorable and respectable citizen, and had the esteem and good will of everyone. He grew from manhood in the wild and wooly west of that day, for the principal inhabitants of this county during his boyhood days were the red men, who were then quite numerous in this locality. All kinds of wild beasts of the forest were plenty, and the natives lived mainly on wild game and corn pones. The nearest grist mill in those early days was 60 miles away, and Terre Haute was the nearest trading post, which then consisted of not more than a half dozen rudely constructed buildings. He was strictly temperate in all his habits, and by economy and industry, he succeeded in accumulating a fortune of several thousand dollars for his wife and children. His funeral occurred on Wednesday last, the day following his death, the discourse being preached by Rev. J.E. Wright of Dana, a minister of the M.E. Church, after which his remains were interred in the Helt's Prairie Cemetery.

Helt, Mrs. Sarah Taylor

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, August 9, 1899

Mrs. Sarah Taylor Helt died at her home early Wednesday morning after a long illness. The funeral was conducted at the M.E. Church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. C.D. Royse after which the remains were interred in the Salem Cemetery. 

Henry, Mrs. Ora

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute tribune, October 10, 1939

CLINTON, IND., --- Death comes to Mrs. Ora Henry, 58 year old resident of this city, at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the local hospital. The deceased had lived in this vicinity for many years and had been a patient in the hospital since Wednesday. Surviving are one daughter, Devota Josephine; one sister (Mrs.) Frank Rohner, of Clinton, and one brother, William Hayes of Terre Haute. 

Henthorn, Emma Steinbaugh

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 26 Apr 1960 p 10 typed by Walt W

VEEDERSBURG—Mrs. Emma Henthorn, 71, died at 1 p.m. Monday at her home here. She had been ill about three months, suffering from a heart ailment. Born Nov. 20, 1889, in Vermillion County, Illinois, she was a daughter of Henry , and Mary Gnaden Steinbaugh. She married Harry H. Henthorn Jan. 25, 1917, at Danville, Ill. Mrs. Henthorn was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church in Vermillion County. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hultz of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mrs. Anna Florey of Veedersburg; a sister, Mrs. Anna Blankenship of Potomac, Ill.; two brothers, William Steinbaugh of Danville, Ill., and George Steinbaugh of Pence and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fishero Funeral Home here with Rev. Conley Rowland in charge. Burial will be in Atherton Cemetery at Danville, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Hickman, Wilber

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Clinton Daily Clintonian, Saturday, October 18, 1913, Clinton, Indiana

Wilber, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Schell Hickman, of South Eighth street, died last night after a brief illness. The funeral services will be held at the home, at 10 o'clock in the morning and the services will be conducted by Rev. Kruwel, of the Methodist church. Interment will be at the Bono cemetery.

Hicks, Daniel A.

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 18 Aug 1966 p 12 typed by Walt W

PERRYSVILLE — Daniel A. Hicks, 78-year-old retired farmer, was fatally stricken at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday while at work on his farm. He died in the family homestead in which he was born and spent his life. Mr. Hicks had retired from active farming in 1950. He served eight years as trustee of Highland Township, Vermillion County. A son of George R. and Gertrude Amanda Riggs, he was born Sept. 29, 1887 a mile west of Perrysville. He was married Sept. 29, to Eva Goff, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Jene D. of Rt. 2 Covington and Ray C. and Carl D. Hicks of Rt. 1 Perrysville; a brother, James Hicks of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Frances George of Gem Village, Colo., and 11 grandchildren. Four brothers and three sisters preceded Mr. Hicks in death. Funeral services are announced for 2 p.m. Friday at the Perrysville Methodist Church, with Rev. Donald True officiating and burial in the Hicks Cemetery here. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state an hour before the services. Friends may call at Bodine and Shelby Funeral Home in Covington.

Hines, Bertha

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, June 26, 1973

CLINTON, IND., -- Mrs. Bertha Hines, 78, of 843 S. 4th St., died at the Union Hospital at 3 a.m. Tuesday. She was a member of the Lyford Bible Church. Surviving are two daughters (Mrs.) Melbra Meadows, Griffith; Mrs. Hester Guinn, Clinton; three sons, Tom Owens, Rosedale, John Owens, Jacksonville, Fla., and Herschel Hayes, Lyford; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters (Mrs.) Rena Pritchard, Wisc. (Mrs.) Oma Chavious, Gary, and Mrs. Alice Carter, Terre Haute; one brother Robert Bugher, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Martin officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday. 

Hines, Mae (Keister)

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W

COVINGTON, Ind. (CNS) — Mrs. Mae Frances Hines, 71, of Gessie, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 15, 1970) at University Hospital in Indianapolis. She had been transferred from Lake View Memorial in Danville, Ill., Monday. Born June 9, 1899, in Jamesburg, Ill., she was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Jane Hughes Keister. She was married May 20, 1919, to John D. Hines. Mrs. Hines resided most of her life in Gessie. She was Gessie postmaster for nine years. She also was past worthy matron of Perrysville Chapter 302 Order of Eastern Star, a member of Vermillion County Craft Club, Evergreen Royal Neighbors Camp 1652 and Highlanders Home Economics Club. She had received her 25-year membership pin from the Royal Neighbors of America. She also was a member of the True Blue Sunday school class and the Gessie Ladies Aid. Survivors include her husband of Gessie Route 1; a son, Claude Hines of Danville, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Derald (Gladys) Prather of Danville, Ill., and Mrs. Chris (Norma) Hughes of Perrysville Route 1; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ro Keister of Evansville and Leonard Keister of Hammond; and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Beaver of Farmersburg. She was preceded in death by a son, five brothers and a sister. Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harry Karg officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends will be received Wednesday afternoon and evening at the funeral home. 

Hines, Pete

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, June 30, 1957

CLINTON, IND., -- Pete Hines, 62 years old of Lyford, died at 4:50 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the St Anthony Hospital in Terre Haute. Surviving are the wife, Bertha; three step-sons, Herschel Hayes of Gary, and John and Tom Owens, both of Lyford; two step-daughters (Mrs.) Melbra Meadows of Gary, and Mrs. Hester Greene of Lyford; one sister (Mrs.) Belle Gibbons of Lyford; one brother, Sam Hines of Clinton, and ten step-grandchildren. The body was taken to the First Funeral Home in Clinton, where services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. Fred Oliver will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery. 

Hines, Susan Edna (Hay) Clem

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W dated 1966

Mrs. Susan Edna Hines, age 83, of Veedersburg Rt. 2, died unexpectedly at her home at 8:50 a.m. Thursday Feb. 24. Mrs. Hines was born Oct. 2, 1882, in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Ind., the daughter of Truman and Malissa A. Wall Hay. She was married in 1900 to Gurney Clem, who preceded her in death Nov. 30, 1910. She then married to Edward B. Hines, who preceded her in death Oct. 18, 1941. She was a member of the Gessie Evangelical United Brethren Church. She resided in the Gessie area until 1964 when she moved to Wabash Township. Surviving are: one daughter, Mrs. Logan (Marie) Dillon of Attica, and one son, Woodrow Hines, at home. She was the last survivor of a family of six children. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home in Covington. The Rev. Alfred Dobbs officiated and burial was in Hopewell Cemetery.

Holder, Herman E.

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review, 4-9-1989

Veedersburg.  Herman E. HOLDER, 77, of Veedersburg died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in Indiana Veteran's Home at Lafayette. He resided in Rileysburg, Indiana until 1977 when he retired from farming and moved to Veedersburg. Mr. Holder was a graduate of Perrysville HS and was a Navy vet of WWII. He was a former board member and president of Collett Home at Cayuga and North Vermillino School Corp board; a former member of Vermillion Co Fair Board and Veedersburg Town Board; and former director of W. Central Indiana CoOp Assoc at Veedersburg. He was a member, past master and trustee of Unity Lodge 344 F & AM at Perrysville and was a member of Scottish Rite Valley at Terre Haute, Murat Shrine at Indianapolis, Perrysville and Veedersburg Lions Clubs and Walter Hoyt Chapter 350 American Legion at Perrysville. Hew as born Jan 22, 1912 at Perrysville to William F. and Zadie Stutler Holder. He married Josephine Daughterty McMahon Nov 26, 1952. She survives. Other survivors include a stepdaughter, Leslie McDonald, 3 step grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington with Rev. Grover Williams officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Park at ? Ill where military gravesite services will be conducted. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Masonic services will follow at 8 p.m. 

Hollingsworth, Catherine

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, September 1, 1880

Mrs. CATHERINE HOLLINGSWORTH, mother of our fellow townsman, HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH, died on last Monday afternoon, aged 87 years and 10 months. She was probably the oldest person in the county. She moved to this county with her husband, CARTER HOLLINGSWORTH, from North Carolina, in an early day. There were only two or three houses in Terre Haute when they passed through the village on their way to this place, and Indians and wild game were numerous in these regions then. The deceased was a member of the Friends Church. Her remains were interred in the Thomas Cemetery on yesterday afternoon, Rev. W.L. Little performing the last sad rites at the grave. 

Holt, Norvin

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

Brother Dies in Odon, IN -- NORVIN HOLT, brother of Mrs. E.C. Boyd of Clinton, was buried in Odon, IN, yesterday. Mr. Holt died Thursday after an extended illness. 

Holtz, Lizzie

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, January 14, 1880

Eugene, IN, January 12, 1880 -  A few days since there was taken from us a jewel for the crown of Christ in the person of Mrs. LIZZIE HOLTZ, wife of JOSEPH HOLTZ, of this town.  This noble woman was born and raised in the vicinity of Eugene, and has left a host of friends to mourn her loss. Many will long remember her bright Christian character and her strong womanly qualities of heart.  No one ever went to her with a sad heart that she did not soothe; no one ever asked for bread at her door that went away empty handed.  A kinder-hearted more devoted mother to her children than this mother was, it has never been our good fortune to meet.  In this she was indeed a bright and shining light.

Holycross, Roscoe Jenning

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 8 January 1973 p 5

Covington -- Roscoe J. Hollycross, 76, a life resident of this community and a retired Interstate Sand & Grave Co. and Covington schools employee died at 9:35 p.m. Friday in St. Elizabeth Hospital at Danville, Ill. He had been seriously ill six weeks and hospitalized 3 days. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the First Assembly of God Church here with Rev. Edgar Allen officiating and burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Holycross, a native of Vermillion County, Indiana was a son of Jobe and Leath Mae Swem Holycross and was born May 5, 1896. He was married Dec 6, 1916 to Virgie Crisp, who survives. He was a charter member of the First Assembly of God Church here. He was employed 30 years at the sand and gravel firm, retiring as superintendent in 1954. Afterward he was with the Covington schools in maintenance department until retiring in 1962. Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Thelma of Covington; six grandchildren and five great grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Grady (Effie) Odeneal and Mrs. Orban (Iva) Dobbs of Covington; two brothers, James of Urbana, Ill and Cecil of Covington and nieces and nephews. A sister preceded Mr. Holycross in death.

Hooker, John E.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Newport Hoosier State, Thursday, December 19, 1878, Newport, Indiana 

On last Monday evening, John E. Hooker, of Helt Township, arrived home from Kansas with the remains of John B. Aikman, a former citizen of this county. Mr. Aikman was afflicted with consumption, and had gone west to see if he could not recuperate his fast failing health. He was formerly an active businessman of Indianapolis, where he had many warm friends. His funeral took place on Tuesday last, his remains being laid away to rest in the Helt's Prairie Cemetery.

Hooper, Infant

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, April 19, 1905, Newport, Indiana 

Died, infant of Claude and Lydia Hooper of Helt township April 14, 1905. Interment in the Bono cemetery.

Hopkins, John

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Thursday, December 25, 1873

A Truly Good Citizen Has Passed Away

On last Friday morning, many of our citizens were inexpressibly shocked to hear of the sudden death of JOHN HOPKINS, one of Newport's best citizens. He had only been ill but a few days, and no one supposed his sickness would terminate fatally.In fact, but few knew he was sick until after the announcement was made that he was dead.

Uncle JOHN was a man who had the esteem and respect of everyone who knew him, and he will be sadly missed by many warm friends in Vermillion County. He was one among the oldest residents of this county, he and his father having moved here in an early day, when this part of the country was still inhabited by the Indians and wild beasts of the forest.

In the year 1822, when he was about 17 years of age, he and his father traveled on horseback from the State of Ohio, to Otter Creek Prairie, Vigo County, where they tended a crop, and in the fall of that year, they went back to Ohio, and moved the family out to this new home, where they only remained til the following year, when the family moved to this county, and located near Newport.In coming to this State, the family passed through Indianapolis, which then only contained a few houses, probably not to exceed 10 or 15, and this part of the State was sparsely settled, and wild game of all kinds was plenty. By economy in business, he accumulated considerable property, leaving his family in comfortable circumstances.

He was 68 years old last September. On Sunday he was moved to Thomas Cemetery, by a large funeral procession, where he was deposited in his lonely grave, there to await the morn of his resurrection. 

Hosford, Milo

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

Eugene, IN, January 26, 1880 -- Since our last writing, death, the grim monster who frowns alike upon all, with his keen sickle in his hand, has made another demand upon us. This time, as before, he did not cut down the tender plant, but rather chose the bearded grain, Uncle MILO HOSFORD, the victim to fall before the sharp blade. This old gentleman was 68 years of age, and has been a citizen of this town and vicinity for near a half century. He leaves a pious old wife, a son and daughter, and a twin brother, all of whom he held very dear. Mr. HOSFORD was a man of the very first qualities of character. He was long in the employ of Mr. SAM GRONDYKE, Sr., and would often be entrusted to bring vast sums of money from New Orleans to Eugene, the money being received for pork and lard which they shipped on flat boats. He has been a life long Republican, but was not one of the noisy kind. He was one of the few who are at all times active, self-possessed, and who reason about what they do. We have been told by a man who knew Mr. HOSFORD for 40 years, that he was never seen angry. The church and Sunday school will lose a faithful worker. 

Houchin, Alice Carrie

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
July 25, 1917

Tennessee Valley - Obituary - Alice Carrie Houchin, daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth Houchin, was born August 27, 1856 in Helt Township, near Tennessee church and lived in this vicinity all her life.

She was united in marriage to Frank P. Thorne, October 28, 1880, and to this union was born a son, Lawrence.

She united with the Tennessee Baptist Church in February 1877 to which she remained an earnest and faithful member.

After an illness of nine weeks to a day, caused by a fractured hip received from a fall, death released her from her suffering bravely and patiently, seldom speaking of it to others.

She lived a dutiful, active, and unselfish life and her influence among all who knew her was for the good at all times. She was a friend worth having, one who you could depend upon, once your friend always your friend, and was ever ready to give help to those in need.

She leaves to mourn her departure the husband, who is at present in the hospital at Indianapolis, her son Lawrence, three grandchildren, two brothers, John Houchin of Montezuma, and Bruce Houchin of this place, many relatives, and large circle of friends.

Card of Thanks -- We desire to express our sincere gratitude and heartfelt sympathy to neighbors and friends for their kind service and sympathy, also for the beautiful floral offerings. - F.P. Thorne, Lawrence Thorne and Family, Bruce Houchin, John Houchin. 

Houchin, Elizabeth Jackson

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
The Hoosier State, Newport, Indiana
Wednesday January 29, 1908

Death of a Former Resident of Vermillion County

The people of Montezuma and vicinity were saddened on Tuesday morning, January 21, by the announcement that Mrs. Elizabeth Houchin, who lived with her son, Squire John S. Houchin, had passed peacefully away. Mrs. Houchin had been suffering for some time from heart disease and other complications, and her death came not unexpected to her immediate family.

She was the widow of the late Jesse Houchin, of near Hillsdale, Indiana, and had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church in Montezuma at 10 a.m. January 22. Special music was furnished for the occasion by the church choir.

The Rev. John Rumisel of the Baptist church preached the funeral this making the third funeral which he had conducted in the Houchin family in late years. He dwelt upon the good life of the deceased, her friendship, her patience and her faith and pointed out that the scriptures taught so clearly the resurrection of the body and life after death.

It was a very tender address. The Rev O. M. McKinney of the Methodist church, assisted in the services.

About 70 relatives were in attendance, including Mrs. Malinda Malone of Paris, Illinois, sister of the deceased, and J. C. Jackson of Hillsdale, Mrs. Houchin's only surviving brother, her children, grand children, and great grand children, a large concourse of friends and neighbors, testified their feelings by their presence.

The interment was made at Pisgah cemetery, Vermillion County, four grandsons, Edwards Malone, Bird Malone, John Malone and Frank Malone, and Ora Malone and Paul Malone, great grandsons, acting as pall bearers. Montgomery Brothers directed the funeral in a very admirable manner. The obituary read at the funeral follows:

"Elizabeth Jackson Houchin" was born August 2, 1826, in Fairmount County, Ohio, and died January 20, 1908 at the home of her son, John S. Houchin, in Montezuma, Indiana. Her age was 81 years, 5 months, and 18 days. She was married to Jesse Houchin, April 9, 1846. To this union were born eight children, four sons and four daughters, four of whom - Daniel V., William E., Jesse and Martha A.; together with their father, the husband, having preceded her to the life beyond. Mr. Houchin himself having died September 17, 1905. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, John S. and Lawrence B. Houchin, Mary M. Davis and Alice C. Thorne, together with a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. "Mother Houchin having been permitted to live to see her prosperity for five successive generations in these days is indeed a very unusual occurrence. After her marriage, Mrs. Houchin moved with her husband to their farm near Tennessee church, where they lived and toiled together for 59 years, and reared their family.

"On April 9, 1896, they, with their children and a large number of friends, and relatives celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Since her husband's death she has made her home with her son, John S. Houchin, of Montezuma, Indiana.

"Early in life she embraced the doctrines of the christian religion, and identified herself with the Christian church, remaining a member of this denomination until 1875, when she transferred her membership to the Missionary Baptist Church, and became identified with the class at Tennessee Valley. She continued her relationship to this church until her death, fully trusting, as those who knew her best testify, in the promises of salvation to those who hold fast the faith that was once delivered to the fathers, taught in the holy scriptures, and fully revealed in Jesus Christ the Savior. She delighted greatly in hearing the word of God read and explained and although deprived during her latter days from attending the services at the house of God, yet she was interested in the work and enjoyed religion.

"Faithfullness and patience and toil have characterized her life. As her loved ones say she was a dutiful wife, a very kind and loving mother, and as her friends say she was an excellent neighbor. She has gone to her long home, leaving to her children the record of a well spent life, who in the language of Solomon "Rise up and call her blessed." Weep not that her toils are over, Weep not that her race is run; God grant that we may rest as calmly When our work, like hers, is done: Till then we would yield with gladness, Our treasures to him to keep And rejoice in the sweet assurance, God giveth his loved ones sleep."

Houchin, Frank Newton

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
September 3, 1970

Dana, Ind. (Special) - Frank N. Houchin, 86, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in Culver Hospital, Crawfordsville. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Tennessee Valley Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter (Mrs.) Rosalie Smith, Indianapolis; a sister-in-law (Mrs.) Violet Houchin, Dana, and three grandsons. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Overpeck Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Toronto Cemetery. Friends may call. 

Houchin, Jesse

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Montezuma, Friday, September 29, 1905

Jesse Houchin was born in Pike county, Ohio, November 10, 1825, died September 17, 1905, making his age 79 years, 10 months, and 7 days. He was of Scotch and Welsh ancestry, but for three generations preceding him, his paternal ancestors were natives of Virginia. His father, Jesse Houchin, was born in Amherst county, Virginia, June 10, 1770. His grandfather, William Houchin, was born in Buckingham county, as was also his great grandfather, John Houchin. His mother's name was Mary Allisson, daughter of Thomas Allisson, of New York state. Five of his uncles were soldiers in the War of 1812., viz: Moses and Charles Houchin, and Jesse, James, and Daniel Allison.

The deceased parents, soon moved to Greenbriar County, West Virginia, and in 1820 to Pike county, Ohio. From there in 1830, they came to Indiana, settling first in Highland Township, but soon after moved to Warren county, where they lived 20 years. He remained with his parents during his boyhood, and in his youth when not employed at work on the farm attended subscription schools. In February, 1851, he moved to a farm in Helt Township, Vermillion county and there improved a farm where he spent the remainder of this life. April 9, 1846, he was married to Elizabeth Jackson, daughter of John Jackson. To them were born eight children - Martha S., John S., Mary M., Jessie S., Alice C., Daniel V., William E., and Lawrence Bruce. Daniel, William, and Martha are deceased.

Mr. Houchin has been a prominent citizen of Vermillion County for 54 years. He was in no sense a politician, but was interested in promoting the material welfare of his township and county, and was always ready to assist any enterprise worthy of his support. He joined and was taken into full membership with the M.E. Church at Spring Hill in 1896 and remained so during the remainder of his life. His remains were interred in the Pisga cemetery; funeral services at his home, conducted by Revs. Brandenburg, and Lake, of Hillsdale. Friends and relatives from a distance were Judge Jump and E. Malone, of Terre Haute; Elisha Houchin, Ohio; Alice Reily, Orva Booker, Hattie Dugger, Lyie Sims, with their families, of Clinton. 

Houchin, Mary Malinda

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse

Mary Malinda Houchin, daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth Houchin, was born in Vermillion county, Indiana Sept. 24, l850 and died August l0, l9l5 at her home in Montezuma, Ind. Early in life she joined the Baptist Church and ever after expressed her faith in her Lord and Redeemer.

On Oct. 2nd. l868, she was married to Silas Davis, who preceded her in death. There were born to them thirteen children: Phineas S., Maude B., and Wm. R. who died in childhood. Those who are left to mourn her loss are Mrs. Nona Richardson (Mrs.) Glen G. Whitesell and Mrs. Myra I. Durham of Rockville, Ind. (Mrs.) Lizzie Sims (Mrs.) Hattie Dugger, and Frank Davis of Clinton, Ind. (Mrs.) Jesse Gosnell of Manitoba, Canada (Mrs.) Pearl Rien of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Roy and Robert Davis of Monezuma. She also leaves two brothers and one sister: John S. Houchin of Montezema, Lawrence B. Houchin, and Mrs. Alice Thorne of Dana, Ind. (Added is a handwritten note--this may have been the composition of the obit for the newspaper..."She had 30 grand and six great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to mourn the loss of this dear Mother.")

Montezuma Enterprise, Thursday, August 26, 1915, Montezuma, Indiana
In the obituary of Mary Matilda Houchin, in last week's issue, one line was left out which read: "She also leaves two brothers and one sister, John S. Houchin of Montezuma; Lawrence B. Houchin and Mrs. Alice Thorne, of Dana, Ind." 

Houchin, Mrs. Elizabeth

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Star, July 1, 1922

Montezuma, Ind., Jan. 21, --  Mrs. Elizabeth Houchin, 80 years old, one of the oldest residents of the county, died at her home here today of general debility. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, John and Bruce Houchin and Mrs. Dora (Alice) Thorne. The funeral services will be held at the family residence at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Burial at Pisgah Cemetery. 

Hudson, John

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian Tuesday, July 2, 1912, p1

Drowned in River Near Hillsdale

JOHN HUDSON, 62 Year Old Laborer, and Companion Dumped Into the Water
JOHN HUDSON, aged 62, was drowned in the Wabash River about a mile south of Hillsdale, and his body was fished from the water between 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday. Another man named George Loop was found in a ditch near the river early in the afternoon, and it was not till then that anything was known of the drowning. The two had been out on the river for a night's fishing, and Ed Hudson, of Clinton, son of the drowned man, said he tried to get them to leave the river with him.

Loop, when found, was in such a condition that his mind was confused. He at first said some one got into the boat, slugged them and took their money. He had been drinking some, and it is thought he had been nearly dead from his experience in the water. He said he didn't know how he got out. 

Huff, Catherine

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, May 5, 1880

Cancer of the Breast

Mrs. WILLIAM HUFF of this place, an old lady nearly 70 years, is suffering from a large cancer of the right breast, and which has now extended to the left breast. A number of physicians have examined it, and all say there is no remedy. Dr. Clark Leavitt, of Danville, IL, was down last Monday evening to see the old lady, and advised her not to have it operated upon. Dr. M.L. Hall, of this place, diagnosed the case about one year ago, and pronounced it a cancer. It was then about the size of a hulled walnut, and the doctor thinks that if she would have consented then to let him operate, he could have effected a cure without much trouble.

Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, September 22, 1880

Mrs. CATHERINE HUFF, wife of WILLIAM HUFF, of this place, an old and respected lady, died from cancer of the breast on last Friday night. She had been a member of the M.E. Church for many years. Her funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, and was largely attended.

Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, October 6, 1880

Rev. Garrigus will preach Mrs. CATHERINE HUFF's funeral on next Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church. 

Hughes, Helen (Wait)

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 18 Feb 1967 p 5 typed by Walt W

THORNTOWN—Funeral services were held for Mrs. Claude Hughes, 70, Tuesday at Gessie near Covington. Mrs. Hughes, well known in Thorntown, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Wait and a sister of the late Don Wait. Mrs. Hughes died following an emergency operation in Sarasota, Fla., where she was spending the winter. She had been a schoolteacher for 40 years and had retired only recently. Mr. Hughes preceded her in death a year and a half before. Funeral services were held at the Bodine and Shelby Funeral Home in Covington. Burial was in Danville, Ill.

Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W:

Gessie, Ind.-- Mrs. Helen Wait Hughes, 69, of Gessie, a Commercial-News correspondent for 39 years, died at 1 p.m. yesterday (Feb. 12, 1967) in Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. where she had been a patient one day. She had been vacationing in Florida the past three weeks. Born Aug. 4, 1897 in Vermilion County, Ill., the daughter of Grant and Susie Smith Wait, she was married to Claude Hughes on Sept. 20, 1928. He preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1965. Surviving are a brother, Smith Wait of Danville Route 5, and six nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Mrs. Hughes contributed all the income she received as a correspondent to the Gessie EUB Church of which she was a member. She was also a member of its Ladies Aid Society, the Jessamine Club, Evergreen Camp, Royal Neighbors at Gessie, Perrysville Chapter No. 302 OES, and Indiana State Teachers Association. She attended Wait School and was graduated from Danville High in 1914. Mrs. Hughes also attended Illinois State Normal and was a graduate of the University of Illinois. She taught in several rural schools in Vermilion County, Ill., Vermillion County, Ind. and in Montana. She retired from teaching in 1960. Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST at the Bodine and Shelby Funeral Home in Covington, Ind., with the Rev. Ed Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Atherton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Hupp, Callie

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, October 20, 1880

From Clinton Herald -- CALLIE HUPP, little daughter of ISAAC and LAVINA HUPP, departed this life at 6 o'clock last Tuesday. The relatives of the deceased have the sympathy of the entire community.