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Jackson, Gerald M.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, November 13, 1999

MONTEZUMA -- Gerald M. Jackson, 83, of Montezuma died at 12:02 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, in his residence. He retired from Eli Lily in 1981. He was born June 7, 1916, in Montezuma to Tola E. Jackson and Leatha Pearman Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Pearl Baysinger Jackson, whom he married Aug. 10, 1937, in Rockville; one son, Joe Jackson of Terre Haute; one daughter, Jo Ann Persinger of Kingman; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the 480th Engineer Maintenance Company in England. He was a member of Montezuma Christian Church, Montezuma Lodge 89 Free & Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute and Toastmaster's International, and was a former member of the Montezuma Town Board. Services are 10 a.m. Monday in Brown Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Gommel officiating. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 600 S. First St., Terre Haute, IN 47807. 

Jackson, James E.

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: ?? newspaper, Obituaries of Fountain County, Indiana 1896-1922, Crawfordsville District Public Library p 5

James E. JACKSON was born in NC in August 1830 and died in Cayuga, Vermillion Co IN March 22, 1903 age 73. He came to Indiana in early life and was married to Miss ADKINS in 1850. To them were born 10 children, 4 of whom survive with the mother. The funeral services were conducted at Friends Church in Tangier after which the remains were laid in Tangier Cemetery.

Jackson, Thomas

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
The Daily Clintonian, October 29, 1982

Thomas Jackson, Hillsdale, dies
Thomas J. Jackson, 91, of Route 1, Hillsdale, died at Vermillion County Hospital at 8:12 p.m. Thursday. His death was unexpected.

He was born April 2, 1891, the son of Enoch and Anna Belle Jackson, residents of Hillsdale, Route 1. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Clinton American Legion Post.

Surviving are four nephews, Ernest Shell of Louisville, KY., Leslie Lohrman and Forest Lohrman, both of Route 1 Hillsdale; two nieces, Anna Harney of Pasadena, Calif., and Mary Belle Forein of Santa Monica, Calif., as well as several great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Karanovich Funeral Home with Rev. James McMahon officiating. Interment will be in Helt's Prairie cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. 

Jackson, Wren

Submitted by: John Hollingsworth
Daily Clintonian, June 27, 1923

Wren Jackson, well known farmer of rural route 3 committed suicide yesterday afternoon by taking Paris Green.  He is thought to have mentally deranged during the past week and this has been given as one cause of his death.

Jackson had been in the habit if going to the home of his brother Frank Jackson the past few days and spending his time there.  When he failed to come yesterday his eldest son William and T. B. Smith went to the man's home where he had been batching to find out the cause of the delay.  They found him dead, leaning in a sitting posture against the door case, apparently asleep.  The floor around him was covered with Paris Green which he had vomited forth.  A big tomato can containing some of the poisonous mixture was close at hand.   Apparently the man had consumed a complete package of the poison.

It is not known just how long Jackson was dead before he was found.  It was said that he was last seen alive about 11 o'clock in the morning.

Jackson was well known in this locality. A few years ago he came into public notice over domestic troubles.  He was tried in court after shooting at his wife.  At the time he was adjudged insane and spent some time in an asylum.  Recently he had been quite normal and shortly before his death had done some work for a local undertaker.  It was only during the past week that his condition seemed to have been subnormal again.  He is survived by four sons, William, Herman, Edward and Ray, three brothers Ellis Frank and Al and two sisters Mrs. William Davis and Mrs. Charles Luce.

The body has been removed from the Frist undertaking establishment to the home of Mrs. Davis in Morey Street.  The funeral will be held there tomorrow with Rev Halstead of the Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be at the Gorton Cemetery located on the old Gideon Jackson farm of which Wren Jackson himself owned 46 acres.

James, Jennie

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, June 16, 1880

Cruel death has shrouded the portals of another home. During last Friday night, after an illness of two weeks, JENNIE JAMES, departed this life, in her 25th year. Her remains were interred in Helt's Prairie Cemetery, Rev. McDaniel officiating. She was indeed an amiable woman, kind, quiet, and peaceful, being very highly esteemed by all who knew her.

Obituary -- JENNIE JAMES, wife of HENRY JAMES, of Helt township, and a daughter of JOHN S. ANDERSON, died at an early hour last Saturday morning, after an illness of only 3 days, and was buried in the afternoon of the same day at Helt's Prairie Cemetery. She was about 25 years of age, and a most excellent lady. She had the esteem and respect of everybody.

James, Jerry Milton

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse 
Terre Haute Tribune, Saturday, December 3, 1966, Terre Haute, Indiana

CLINTON, Ind. (Special) - Jerry Milton James, 42, 114 S. Iowa St., Chrisman, Ill., formerly of Clinton, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at Berern's Hospital, Danville, Ill. He was a member of the Christian Church at Chrisman, Odd Fellows Lodge at Jamestown, Osborne Post No. 104 of the American Legion and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are the widow, Mary, three daughters, Joyce Ann, Karen Lee and Lee Ann, and a son Jerry Jr., all at home and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross James, RR 3, Clinton. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. C.M. Reed officiating. Burial will be in Helts Prairie Cemetery.

Terre Haute Tribune, Sunday, December 4, 1966, Terre Haute, Indiana 
CLINTON, Ind. (Special) - Services for Jerry Milton James, 42, Chrisman, Ill., formerly of Clinton, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. C.M. Reed, officiating. Burial will be in Helts Prairie Cemetery.

Jeffery, Dennis R.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, March 24, 2001

Dennis R. Jeffery, 56, of Crawfordsville and formerly of Terre Haute died at 12:25 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, in St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 8, 1944, in Gary to Richard Jeffery and Ruth Pearman Jeffery. Survivors include his wife, Sandra K. Reese Jeffery; two sons, Travis Jeffery and Troy Jeffery; one brother, Dale Jeffery; and two sisters, Janet Riggen and Joyce Adams. Services are 11 a.m. Monday in Powers-Priebe Funeral Home in Crawfordsville, with the Rev. Jim Ranard officiating. Burial is in Oak Hill Cemetery South in Crawfordsville. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. 

Jeffery, Fredrick Duane "Rick"

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, January 19, 2000

HILLSDALE -- Fredrick "Rick" Duane Jeffery, 47, of Hillsdale died at 7:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, in Paris Community Hospital in Paris, Ill. He was born May 19, 1952, in Clinton to Richard Jeffery and Ruth Pearman Jeffery. Survivors include his wife, Shannon Calvert Jeffery; his mother; two daughters, Stephanie Jeffery and Amber Pitts; three stepdaughters, April Kennedy, Michelle Kennedy and Autumn Kennedy; two sisters, Janet Riggen and Joyce Adams; and two brothers, Dale Jeffery and Dennis Jeffery. Services are 2 p.m. today in Brown Funeral Home in Montezuma, with the Rev. Bob Baum officiating. Burial is in Highland Cemetery in Hillsdale. Visitation is noon until services today in the funeral home. 

Jeffery, Ruth

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, January 6, 2001

ROCKVILLE -- Ruth Jeffery, 81, of Rockville and formerly of Hillsdale died at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in St. Vincent's Carmel Hospital. She was a homemaker. She was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Hillsdale to Otis Pearman and Julia Alice Middlebrook Pearman. Her husband, Richard Jeffery, died Nov. 25, 1986. Survivors include two sons, Dale Jeffery of Montezuma and Dennis Jeffery of Crawfordsville; two daughters, Janet Riggen of Montezuma and Joyce Adams of Paris, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by one son, Rick, Jan. 17, 2000. She was a member of Rockville Methodist Church and Montezuma Lodge 537 Order of Eastern Star. Services are 11 a.m. Monday in Brown Funeral Home in Montezuma, with the Revs. Jack Steele and John Mattson officiating. Burial is in Highland Cemetery in Hillsdale. Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of their choice. 

Johnson Alex

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, April 28, 1880

Mr. ALEX JOHNSON, who lived 3 miles east of Perrysville, died on the 21st instant of some kind of fever, but we have not been informed of the particulars. The deceased was an old resident of this vicinity, a Justice of the Peace for the township of Fulton, and a man of high standing to this community. 

Johnson, Charles H.

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source - Unknown newspaper (hand dated - 16 Sept 1964) taken from an old obituary scrapbook

Funeral services for Charles Herbert Johnson, age 83, a native of Highland Twp., Vermillion County, IN., were held Friday, Sept 18 at the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home here. Mr. Johnson was born Jan 21, 1881, at Hopewell in Highland Twp., the son of Louis H. and Sarah Shute Johnson. He died at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, Sept 16 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Danville, Ill., where he had been a patient two days. He was married Dec 20, 1914 to Virginia Hall, who preceded him in Death Feb 9, 1942. He was a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge of Gessie and he had been a farmer for several years. He was an engineer for the railroad and had helped on the construction of the Panama Canal in 1903. He also had worked on the Denver and Rio Grande railroads in Colorado. He had resided in Mattowan, Mich., for 20 years and he had been a resident of 6 Iowa St in Danville, Ill., for 3 years. Survivors include; one brother Ray of Danville, Ill., and one niece, Kathryn Colwell. He was preceded in death by his wife, two sons, one daughter and five brothers and sisters. The Rev. Dewey Findley of Perrysville officiated and burial was in Hopewell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dewey Prather, Forrest Cossey, Ray Geiger, Clarence Wait, Herman Holder and Fletcher Sparks.

Johnson, Fred

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian. Monday, September 9, 1963, p1

Husband of Former Local Resident Dies

Word has been received here of the death Saturday of FRED JOHNSON, 78, of 631 Ferry Street, Lafayette. He had been in ill health for several months. Surviving are the wife, the former Miss Cecil Turner of Clinton and a sister of the late Otto Turner; and a son, Robert Johnson. The body is at the Zahn & Schineider Funeral Home in Lafayette and burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Woolcult Cemetery. 

Johnson, William Alexander

Submitted by Karen Zach
Source - ???? found in old obituary scrapbook - it was hand dated 12 May 1962 (which is the death date NOT the date of the paper)

Dr. William Alexander Johnson, age 78, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at his residence in Perrysville, after returning from a house call about a block from his home. Death was attributed to a heart attack. The doctor. who had been in failing health for two years, was found by neighbors in the kitchen of his Perrysville home where he had lived alone since the death of his wife last year. Beside him was the medical case he had carried on the call to the neighbor's home shortly before. Dr. Johnson was born Nov. 5, 1888, near Stringtown, a son of James H. and Mary Eva Holland Johnson. He was married to Nelle Shute of the Perrysville area on June 28, 1916. She preceded him in death on Aug 31, 1961. He was a life resident of Vermillion and Fountain Counties. Dr. Johnson graduated from Cayuga High School and taught grade school before attending medical college at Loyola University in Chicago where he graduated in 1910. He served his internship in the hospital at the Jeffersonville Reformatory. Dr. Johnson began his practice in Perrysville in 1910. A special program at Perrysville High School in1958 honored Dr. Johnson for serving the medical needs of the community for a period of 50 years. The program was sponsored by the Perrysville Lions Club and included a testimonial to the doctor by many of the thousands of babies he delivered during his practice. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Vermillion County Historical Society, Society of Indiana Pioneers, Perrysville Methodist Church, Unity Lodge 344 F&AM , Vermilion County Past Masters Association, Perrysville Chapter 302 OES, Chapter and Council of Crawfordsville, Scottish Rite Valley of Danville, Ill.,Zorah Shrine at Terre Haute and Eastern Illinois Shrine Club. In earlier years, he had served on the board of directors for the Indiana Masonic Home. Survivors include two brothers, James M. of Danville, Ill., and Forrest H. of Freeport, NY and a sister, Mrs. Coral J Hughes of Pontiac, Ill.,and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one daughter, Harriet, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1921, and two sisters. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the Perrysville Methodist Church with the Rev. Floyd J. Crocker and the Rev. Earl Owens, officiating. Burial was in the Hicks Cemetery with the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home in charge. Masonic rites were conducted by Unity Lodge 344. 

Jones, Albert W.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Montezuma Enterprise, Thursday, January 15, 1920, Montezuma, Indiana

Albert W. Jones was born in Highland, Ind., October 18, 1865 and departed this life January 7, 1920 at his home in Highland.  In 1883 he was married to Clara B. Jackson, who died in 1892.  To this union one child was born Blanche Belle, who preceded him in death December 21, 1918.
January 7, 1895 he was united in marriage to Rosa O. Pearman and to this union were born two sons, John and Paul.  Paul preceded his father in death January 2, 1915.
He was converted and joined in the U.B. Church at Hillsdale in 1905, under the pastor, Rev. Ada.  He was a devoted husband and father and a faithful follower of Jesus Christ.  The church has lost one of its most devoted workers.  He will be missed in the Sunday School where he was so faithful to do all that was required of him.  He leaves his wife, one son, one brother and his aged father to mourn his loss besides a host of our friends and neighbors.  Our loss is his gain for he left a bright evidence that he was prepared for the heavenly home. 

Jones, Arthur Roy

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Unknown Newspaper hand dated Sunday 17 Sept 1961 (found in old scrapbook)

Arthur Roy Jones, age 77, of Covington Rt 2, a retired farmer, died unexpectedly at his home at 4:45 p.m. Sunday Sept 17. He was born Oct 30, 1883, in Highland Twp, Vermillion County, a son of Thomas and Ann Lawrence Jones. On Feb 17, 1904, he married Viola Clem, who survives. Mr. Jones resided in Mound township, most of his life. He was a member of the Warren County Farm Bureau and attended the State Line Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife: a daughter, Mrs. Helen Ricketts, at home. He was preceded in death by a sister. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Moon officiated. Burial was in the Lower Mound Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Glen Fowler, Cecil Adams, A J Crouch, Laurence Vickery, Hyta Wright and Lester Burghart.

Jones, F. M. "Matt"

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, July 7, 1979

CLINTON, -- Word has been received of the death of F. M. " Matt " Jones, 68, formerly of Clinton, who died 5 a.m. Saturday in St Joseph Hospital. Surviving are the wife , Florida; three sisters, Rowena Whaley, Elizabethtown, Tenn.; Margaret Bradley, Indianaplois; Verlet Conto, Terre Haute; a brother, Walter Jones, Providence, R.I.; two aunts, Grace Barrick, Terre Haute; and Jennie McMains, Carbon. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Warner Funeral Home in Osceola, Ind. with the Rev. Joe Miller officiating. 

Jones, Franklin

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Daily Clintonian, January 26, 1962


The body of Franklin Phillip Jones, 60, was found on the basement floor of his residence at 702 North Eighth Street shortly after 8 a.m. today. He had been dead for sometime and was seen alive on Tuesday.

Mrs. Jones who had been absent from the home for a few days , returned with a neighbor to find the house cold, and went to the basement to check on the furnace. She found the body there. Vermillion County Coroner Nick Karanovich stated an autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death. Mr. Jones was born in Carbon, Ind. the son of Richard and Emily Lark Jones and had been a resident of Clinton for the past 49 years. Surviving are the wife, Thelma; one daughter (Mrs.) Florence Dirbas, Wheeling, West Virginia; three grandchildren; three half-brothers, Orville Jones, Brunswick,Md.; Mathew, Osceola, Ind.; and Walter , Rhode Island; three half-sisters (Mrs.) Margaret Bradley, Ft. Wayne; Mrs Verlet Conto, Route 7, Terre Haute; and Mrs. Rowena Griffith, Butler, Tenn.

The body has been taken to the First Funeral Home and arrangements are pending. 

Jones, John N. Sr.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Thursday, July 9, 1874

We did not learn until last Tuesday morning, that JOHN N. JONES, Sr., of Perrysville, one of the old pioneers of this county, was dead, which sad occurrence took place on the 25th ult. Mr. JONES located at Perrysville about the year 1834, having been a resident of that place 40 years. A great deal of the prosperity and thrift of that village is due to the energy and enterprise of the decedent. He was a noble and kind hearted citizen, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to the weak and distressed. He united with the M.E. Church about 30 years ago, was a consistent member, and always contributed largely of his means to all charitable institutions. He was a liberal and enterprising citizen and will be sadly missed by the people of Highland township. His funeral was preached on the day following his death by Rev. T.C. STRINGER, and was very largely attended by his many old friends. He was 64 years of age, and died of asthma, a disease of which he had been afflicted with for many years. 

Jones, Melvin Maurice

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
October 27, 1998

MONTEZUMA Melvin Maurice Jones, 82, of Montezuma died at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, in his residence. He was born Dec. 25, 1915, in Clinton to William McKinley Jones and Ollie Pearl Pritchard Jones. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Frist Jones; two sons, Gary Jones and Glen Jones; one daughter, Linda Reed; one sister, Lorraine Newland; one brother, Lois Jones; and five grandchildren. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in Brown Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Gommel officiating. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today. 

Jones, Richard A.

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Daily Clintonian, February 12, 1956


Richard A. Jones, 77, 805 North Eighth Street, died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday at the Vermillion County Hospital following a brief illness. He entered the hospital Wednesday. His survivors include his wife, Elsie; three daughters (Mrs.) Margaret Bradley, Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Verlet Conto, Clinton; and Mrs. Rowena Griffith, Catrerville, Tenn.; four sons, Franklin P., Clinton; Orville L., Dundulk, Md.; Freeman, South Bend; and Walter, Edgewood, R.I.; and one brother, Walter, Carbon; and four sisters (Mrs.) Elizabeth Houston, Detroit; Mrs. Mary Hobert, South Bend; Mrs. Laura Howard, Clinton; and Mrs. Jennie McMain, Carbon. The body was taken to the First Funeral Home pending completion of the funeral arrangements. 

Jones, Thelma (Midge)

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Terre Haute Tribune, February 25, 1962

CLINTON, IND., -- Mrs. Thelma ( Midge ) Jones, 56 years old, of 702 North Eighth Street, died at 8:35 o'clock Sunday morning at the Vermillion County Hospital following a long illness. Surviving are a daughter (Mrs.) Florence Dirdbas, of Wheeling, W. Va.; three sisters (Mrs.) Lizzie Vitalie, of Wheeling (Mrs.) Violet Thiesz and Mrs. Maggie Revesz, both of Clinton; two brothers, Andrew Rhoads of West Wheeling; and three grandchildren. She was a seemstress and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and Pocahontas Lodge here. Her husband, Franklin Jones, died Jan. 24. The body is at the First Funeral Home where services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock by the Rev. Vernon Shaw. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.