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Kaufman, Matilda Smith

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Montezuma Enterprise, Thursday, April 8, 1915, Montezuma, Indiana 

Mrs. Matilda Kaufman, who was stricken with paralysis October 16th, 1914, died March 27, 1915, at Los Angeles, California where she had been for the past three years. 

Mrs. Kaufman was a sister of Mrs. Hugh Aikman and leaves five children to mourn her loss; a daughter in Seattle, Wash., a son in Terre Haute, one in Racine, Wis. and a son and daughter in California.  Fourteen grand children will also miss their grand mother.

Mrs. Kaufman lived here for a number of years and was well known.  She joined the church when about fourteen years old, was a member of the Wabash Rebekah lodge and always a willing worker in both, the church and the lodge.  Her remains were placed in a vault in California, awaiting the decision of her children whether to beinterred at that place or brought back to Indiana.

Keller, Clyde

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 12-Jan-1966 p 6

Yeddo -- Clyde Keller, 73 died at 1 a.m. Wednesday at his home here.  Although he had been in failing health the past 5 years, death was unexpected.  Mr. Keller was a lifelong resident of Fountain and Vermillion counties.  He farmed most of his life and in later years was employed in ditching work.  He was a member of the Fathers Auxiliary of Fountain County Old Guard Post 2395 of VFW.  Born June 4, 1890 in Fountain County he was a son of Joseph and Joanna Booe Keller.  He was married Dec 14, 1912 to Margaret Woodrow, who survives.  Other survivors include four sons Harold of Lafayette; Vernell of Gessie; Charles B. of Covington and James C. of Rt 2, Covington a daughter, Mrs. Alice Niccum of Covington; two brothers, John of Mendon, Mich; and Herby of Rt 1, Attica; 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  He wa spreceded in death by two sistesr, 5 brothers and 3 sons.  Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home in Covington with Rev. Alfred Dobbs officiating; interment in Centennial Cemetery east of Yeddo.  Friends may pay their respects at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and evening.

Kelley, William

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Friday, September 24, 1909, p1

WILLIAM KELLEY Dies on 50th Birthday
After a severe illness of a week, WILLIAM KELLEY died at his home at 12:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon, on his 50th birthday. Information given out from the home was to the effect that he had been suffering from cancer of the liver, but that blood poisoning was the cause of death. Mr. Kelley came to Clinton from Coal Creek, 19 years ago. He was associated in the grocery business there with his half brother, James McVey, who was afterward associated with Mr. Kelley in the saloon business here. Mr. Kelley left Clinton for a time but returned after being in the grocery business in Anderson. He was agent for the Schlitz Brewing Co. Mr. Kelley was known as being unusually kind hearted and generous. He was a member of the Catholic Church. James, Gertrude, and Willie Kelley are his children, and their mother survives. Arrangements for the funeral were not known yesterday afternoon.

Kendall, Daughter of W. W.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, March 20, 1907, Newport, Indiana

The eighteen months old girl of W.W. Kendall and wife died Wednesday night of lung fever resulting from whooping cough. Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church Friday at one o'clock, Rev. Baker conducting. Interment at Bono cemetery.

Rev. J.M. Kendall and family were here last week to attend the Kendall funeral.

Kesner, Mabel A. (Hunt)

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian Tuesday, June 27, 1978, p1

Fountain County Native Dies
MABEL A. KESNER, 74, of Cayuga, died at 7:13 p.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth Hospital at Danville, IL, where she had been hospitalized for three days. She had been ill for 6 years.

Mrs. Kesner was born in Fountain County, IN, April 2, 1904, to Elmer and Catherine Zeiger Hunt. She had been a nurse's aide at St. Elizabeth Hospital for 7 years, and also had been engaged in home nursing care for many years. She was a member of the Waterman Baptist Church.

On August 25, 1923, she was married to Arthur Kesner who died in 1951. She is survived by 2 daughters; Mrs. Leota VanSant of Cayuga and Mrs. Margaret Virostey of Westville, IL; 15 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Arthur; a step-son, Raymond; a brother, one sister, and a grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at The Malcolm DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga. Burial will be in the Centennial Cemetery near Yeddo. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday. 

Kibby, Mrs. Isaac

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, August 4, 1880

Clinton News -- Our citizens were shocked on Sunday morning to learn of the death of Mrs. ISAAC KIBBY. The particulars are as follows: She was taken with a congestive chill on Saturday. Dr. Nebeker was called and administered medicine which relieved her. The Dr. prescribed for her and went on his way. Her husband gave her medicine during the early part of the night, but after that, finding her resting so well he thought best not to disturb her, but on awakening in the morning, he found her cold in death. She leaves many friends, loving children, and a kind husband, who have the sympathy of all our citizens. She was buried at 4 p.m. on Monday. Her funeral was preached in the M.E. Church by Rev. J.E. Wright. The funeral procession was half a mile in length. 

Kiger, John W.

Crawfordsville Journal-Review 8-28-1944
Submitted by Karen Zach

John W. Kiger, 78, died Sat. night at his home in Veedersburg. He was b. March 16, 1866 in Vermillion Co. Indiana, the son of Return and Mary Agnes Bennett Kiger. Moving to this vicinity some 30 years ago, he had worked in the local brick plants until his health became impaired. Those surviving include two daughers, Mrs. Laura Craig and Mrs. Beulah Craig ; an adopted son, William Kiger, 9 Grandchildren two of them in the service overseas; six great Grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Della Rudd of Rockville and one brother, George Kiger also of Rockville. Funeral services Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the H. C. Fishero funeral home, Rev. J. C. Shirgly officiating. Burial at Bonebrake Cemetery

King, James William

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Wednesday, March 14, 1934, p1

JAMES WILLIAM KING, a resident of this vicinity for 84 years, died early this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Addison N. Foltz, near Centenary, with whom he made his home. Mr. King, who would have been 94 years old in April, had been ill for several weeks.

He came to this vicinity from Kentucky, where he was born. He was the son of Mary and Richard King. On August 16, 1879, he was married to Margaret Humphress, who died April 22, 1918.

Surviving besides the daughter are a son, William H. King of Petaluma, CA; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lizzie A. Runyan of Route 3; two grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

The body will be taken from the Frist Funeral Home to the Foltz home tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The Rev. H.H. Wagner will be in charge. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. 

Knowles, Jessie Belle (Allen)

Submitted by Karen Zach
Source: Unknown newspaper (probably from Danville, IL)

Mrs. Jessie Bell Knowles, age 84, mother of Mrs. Russell (Dorothy) Bush of 710 Liberty Street, died at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, April 9 at her daughter's home following an extended illness. Mrs. Knowles was born April 26, 1873 in Whitehall, Illinois, the daughter of Francis Henry and Sarah King Allen. She was married in 1902 to Samuel Knowles, who preceded her in death. She had spent most of her life in Vermilion County, Illinois, Danville, Illinois, and Vermillion County, Indiana. Mrs. Knowles was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Danville. Surviving in addition to her daughter here are: another daughter, Mrs. Helen Gifford; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, one brother and one sister. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Bodine and Shelby Funeral Home where friends may call. The Rev. George F. Beatty will officiate and burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Koonce, Michael

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Friday, September 24, 1909, p1

MICHAEL KOONCE, 84 years old, and one of the best known men of the New Goshen neighborhood, died at his home, Wednesday, after a protracted illness.. Mrs. Wallace Champion, Delbert and Homer Koonce, all living near their father's home, are children who mourn the loss of their father. There was a wide circle of relatives, including prominent families of Clinton and other parts of the county. Mr. Koonce was a prominent farmer. The funeral will be held at New Goshen at 10:30 today.