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Watson, Elizabeth "Betty"

Submitted by Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Source: Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, September 21, 1887

Mrs. Watson, an old lady of Helt Township, aged about 80, died on Sunday last and was interred on Monday. She was the mother-in-law of J.J. Thorne, and made her home with Frank Thorne.

Watson, G. June

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, June 5, 2000

CLINTON -- G. June Watson, 75, of Clinton died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, in Meadows Manor North Retirement & Convalescent Center in Terre Haute. She was a mail sorter in the mailroom at Columbia House in Terre Haute, before her retirement in 1986. She was born May 26, 1925, in St. Bernice to Mervin Pearman and Melva Jones Pearman. Her husband, Paul "Gene" Watson, died July 27, 1989. Survivors include two daughters, Jill Wright and her husband Carl of Clinton, and Janann Bennett of Terre Haute; four grandchildren, Gail Wright of Brentwood, Tenn., Misty Harrison and her husband Philip of Clinton, Dale Voges and her husband Brian, and Dennis Bennett, all of Terre Haute; five great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Sadie Hixon; two brothers, Harold Pearman and Floyd Pearman; one sister, Sarah Ann Myers; and one granddaughter, Cindy Wright. She was a 1942 graduate of St. Bernice High School and a member of Tennessee Valley Baptist Church. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Osserwardde officiating. Burial is in Helt's Prairie Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 

Watson, Lucy Jane (Good)

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian Friday, August 7, 1908, p1

Mrs. Watson, Member of Pioneer Family, Dead
In the death at Terre Haute, Friday, of Mrs. LUCY JANE WATSON, 67 years old, another comparatively early settler of Clinton Townshiop and member of a substantial pioneer family has passed away. Mrs. Watson was a daughter of Joseph and Millie Good, the father having settled in Clinton Township when Mrs. Watson was 12 years old. He was a blacksmith and made the iron work for the old Clinton Bridge.

James Watson, the husband, survives in Terre Haute. He will be 90 years old next January. Mr. and Mrs. Watson were married in 1826, when the bride was but 15 years old. Of 13 children born to them, 8 survive. They are: Monroe of Hillsdale, Henry of Newport, Benjamin F. of Polandsburg, Mrs. Mary Pearman of Helt Township, Otis A. of Clinton Township, Mrs. Della Lewis of Coal City, Mrs. Ella Borin of Rockville, and Joseph A. of Terre Haute.

A large crowd of friends who knew the excellent qualities of the woman, attended her funeral at Salem Church Sunday. The services were conducted by Rev. J.S. Brown. Burial was in Helt's Prairie Cemetery. 

Weaver, Homer Wallace

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Tri-County News 5-3-1962

Homer Wallace Weaver, 84 of Waveland died at Culver Hospital at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday afternoon being seriously ill 2 weeks. He lived in Parke, Montgomery and Vermillion Co. most of his life he was born 24 August 1877 in Fountain County, the son of William and Loretta Morgan Weaver. In 1912, he married Bonnie Durham who preceded him in death. Survivors include 3 daughters: Mrs. Roy Hartle; Mrs. Charles Priebe and Mrs. Dale Gray; 5 sons, Robert; Charles; John; Milford and Max; 3 sisters, Mrs. Roy Sowers; Mrs. Lester Powell and Mrs. Harold Ingersoll,; 23 grandchildren and 4 greats.

Webster, Albert

Submitted by: Jan Umlauf
The Daily Clintonian, Jan 1956

Albert Webster Born 1874 -- Died Jan. 6, 1956

Albert Webster, 82, well known former resident of Libertyville, Ind. died at ll a.m. today at the Union Hospital in Terre Haute following a short illness.

Mr. Webser formerly resident on Walnut street while living here being active in political and civic affairs. He moved to Libertyville nine years ago.

He is survived by one sister-in-law, Mrs. Clara Webster of Terre Haute, several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements.

Funeral services for Albert Webster, well known former resident of Libertyville, IN who died Friday at the Union Hospital in Terre Haute, were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Frist Funeral Home.

Rev. Wilbur Yocum officiated with burial in the Edgar Cemetery at Paris. Masonic rites were conducted at the grave by the Jerusalem Lodge.

He is survived by one sister-in-law, several nieces and nephews.[25 Feb 1874-6 Jan 1956] 

Webster, Captain Cora "Buck"

Submitted by: Jan Umlauf
The Daily Clintonian, March 25, 1935

The body of C. C. Webster, 64, who died Saturday morning at the Garfield Hospital in Washington, D.C.arrived at Frist's Funeral Home this morning.

Mr. Webster, who with his wife had lived with his daughter at Washington since November, underwent a serious kidney operation about two weeks ago and had been in a critical condition since that time.

He was born November 25, 1871, the son of John Wesley and Mary J. Webster, southwest of Clinton. For a number of years he was employed in the mines here, was district auditor and later, national board member of the U. M. W. of A. Mr. Webster is a member of Jerusalem Lodge 99, F. and A.M.

While Mr. Webster had not worked in the mines for the past several years, he was in fairly good health until last winter when he was in the Vermillion County Hospital for six weeks wtih colitis.

Surviving are his wife, Clara, a daughter, Esther of Washington, D.C., a son, Franklin of Cleveland: two brothers, Al of Clinton and Sam of Terre Haute: two sisters, Mrs. Madia Foltz and Mrs. Rose Carmichael of Libertyville, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be arranged on the arrival of the family this afternoon.


Funeral services for C.C. (Buck) Webster, who died Saturday morning at the Garfield Hospital in Washington D.C. will be held at the home of his brother, Al Webster, 781 Walnut Street, at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The Rev. J.C. Griffen is to be in charge. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.The body was removed from Frist's Funeral Home to the Webster home this morning. [25 Nov 1871-25 Mar 1935] 

Webster, Elizabeth Ann

Submitted by: Jan Umlauf
The Daily Clintonian Aug. 9 1917

Miss Lizzie Webster died Thursday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Welker, at Libertyville. Miss Webster had been ill for some time but not seriously so until Wednesday morning.

Miss Webster belongs to one of the highly respected families in this vicinity. She was born out near the old Indiana furnace neighborhood on June 12, fifty-nine years ago. She was the daughter of John W. and Mary Webster, who were parents of ten children. Miss Lizzie being the oldest of the eight living. After the death of the parents, Miss Lizzie was a mother and father both to the other children and kept the family together until all grew to young man and womanhood and married. She kept house with the brothers until eight years ago, when she went to live with the sister, where she died.

Miss Webster was of a bright and sunny disposition, which made her many friends. She was well known in all the surrounding country and was a faithful and devoted member of Clinton Christian Church.

Miss Webster leaves the following brothers and sisters: Harve Webster of Clinton: Sam Webster, of Montezuma: John Webster of Terre Haute: Mrs. Nada Foltz, who is in Texas: Mrs. Charles Welker, of Libertyville, and C.C. and Albert Webster of Clinton. The sister from Texas is expected to arrive early Saturday morning and funeral services will be held at the Libertyville church. Burial will be in the Shirley cemetery.

Terre Haute Tribune, Saturday, August 12, 1917, p2

By Special Correspondent -- Libertyville, Ind. Aug. 11
The funeral of Miss Lizzie Webster, 59 years old, who died Thursday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Rose Walker, will be held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the Christian Church. Interment will be at Shirley cemetery. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nada Feltz, of Texas, and Mrs. Walker, and four brothers, Harve, C.C. and Albert Webster, of Clinton and John Webster of Terre Haute.[12 Jun 1858-10 Aug 1917] 

Webster, James Harvey

Submitted by: Jan Umlauf
The Daily Clintonian, April 1, 1922

Well Known Local Miner Dies After Severe Illness of Eight Weeks -- Harve Webster, 62 years old, succumbed early yesterday evening to a combined attack of pneumonia and heart trouble. Mr. Webster had been seriously ill for a period of nearly eight weeks, and little hope had been entertained for his recovery. The immediate cause of his death is thought to be acute heart trouble.

A little previous to his illness, the victim had come home from work at Miami No.9, suffering from a severe chill which later developed into pneumonia. For a time he appeared to be recovering but it was only a lull before the storm.

Mr. Webster was well known locally, having resided at 605 South Fourth street for a period of 31 or 32 years. He was an active member of the K. of P Lodge.

He is survived by the widow and three children--Margaret and Robert, of this city and Seymour, of Shepherdsville, and four brothers, Albert, of Clinton: Samuel, of Hillsdale: C.C. Webster and John Webster, of Terre Haute: and two sisters, Rose Welker and May Foltz: of Libertyville.

The funeral will be at the Christian church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the K. of P. Lodge in charge. All members of K. of P. lodge are requested to meet at hall at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. The family request that no flowers be sent.[10 Feb 1860-1 Apr 1922] 

Webster, John

Submitted by: Jan Umlauf
The Daily Clintonian Feb. 12, 1929

John Webster of Chicago, Ill., former Clinton resident, died yesterday afternoon in a hospital in Chicago. Mr. Webster was about 65 years old and had been in ill health for the past four months. Mr. Webster had been away from Clinton for about 14 years. After leaving here he made his home in Terre Haute for a time, later going to California and then he returned to Chicago. His body was expected to arrive in Clinton today and was to be taken to the Frist Funeral Home. Definite funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Mr. Webster is survived by his widow: one daughter, Helen of Tulia, Texas; three sons, John of Mishawaka, Ray of Clinton and Edward of Chicago: one step-daughter, Florence Hise of California: and a step-son Herbert Hise, at home in Chicago: two sisters, Mrs. Charles Carmichael of Libertyville, Mrs. Maide Foltz of New Goshen: and three brothers, Albert of Clinton, C.C. Webster of Dayton, Ohio and Sam Webster of Hillsdale.

The Daily Clintonian, Feb 13, 1929

Funeral services for John Webster, who died Monday in Chicago, Ill., are to be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Frist Funeral Home in Blackman street. Burial is to be in Hall's cemetery west of the city. Rev. H.H. Wagner of the local Christian church is to officiate.

Terre Haute Tribune, Tuesday, February 12, 1929, pg.2

Special to the Tribune, CLINTON, Ind., Feb 12 -- John Webster, former resident of Clinton, died in a Chicago hospital yesterday after a lingering illness. The body is to be shipped to Clinton to the Frist funeral home. Funeral arrangements will be made after the arrival of the body. Surviving are three brothers, Albert, of Clinton: Buck, of Ohio, and Sam, of Hillsdale, and three sisters. Mrs. Charles Char___ of Libertyville: Midge Fultz of Libertyville, and Mrs. Howard Webster, of Libertyville.Terre Haute Tribune Thursday, February 14, 1929 pg. 2

Special to the Tribune, CLINTON, Ind., Feb. 14 -- Funeral services for John Webster, who died in a Chicago hospital, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Frist funeral home. The services will be conducted by Rev. H.H. Wagner of the local Christian church. Interment will be in Hall cemetery. Mr. Webster was 65 years of age and a native of Clinton town ship and Vermillion county. He lived in Clinton and vicinity until some 15 years ago. Since then he has resided in Terre Haute, Los Angeles, Cal., and Chicago. [7 Mar 1864-11 Feb 1929] 

Webster, Samuel Bruce

Submitted by: Jan Umlauf
The Daily Clintonian Oct. 6, 1947

Funeral services were held at the Frist Funeral Home Sunday at 2:00 p.m. for Samuel B. Webster, age 85, of Terre Haute, who died at the Union Hospital Friday after a short illness.

Webster, a former resident of Clinton, had been a signalman for the C. & E. I. railroad.

He is survived by one step-daughter, Mrs. Grace Harper of Terre Haute: one sister, Mrs. Mary J. Foltz of Libertyville: one brother, Albert, also of Libertyville: and three step [grand] children.

Rev. Kenneth Brady officated at the services and burial was made at Riverside cemetery. [22 Jul 1862-6 Oct 1947] 

Wells, George

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, May 12, 1880

Rev. GEORGE WELLS of Clinton, a retired minister of the U.B. Church, died on last Friday afternoon, aged 70 years. The deceased was born in Tennessee in 1810, and had been a resident of this county since 1864. He had not been not been ill but a short time, and no one suspected that he was dangerously ill. In this loss Clinton loses a respectable citizen and the church a good worker.

Died - at his residence on north Fifth Street, last Friday, Mr. GEORGE WELLS, after an illness of 3 weeks. Mr. WELLS has been a resident of this place about 18 years, and was a member of the Baptist Church and also Justice of the Peace. He was highly respected by all who knew him. His remains were interred in the Cemetery at this place Saturday at 2 o'clock, followed by a large concourse of friends. 

West, William

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

Home News -- WILLIAM WEST of Eugene, aged about 70 years, died one day last week. He had been blind for many years, caused by hard drinking. 

Whetsel, Susannah Pauley

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Terre Haute Tribune, Wednesday, October 23, 1940, p2

Special to the Tribune, Clinton, IN, October 23 -- Mrs. SUSANNAH PAULEY WHETSEL, 76 years old, of South Sixth Street, died at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning at Vermillion County Hospital, following an illness of several weeks. She was the widow of the late Harry Whetsel. Survivors are one son, Walter, of Michigan City, IN; a niece, Mrs. Irene Dailey Reed, of Clinton, who was reared by Mrs. Whetsel. The body is at the Frist Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements. 

Whitcomb, Anna

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

Miss ANNA WHITCOMB, daughter of JOHN WHITCOMB of Clinton, died on Wednesday last after a protracted illness, aged about 23 years. The deceased was a very amiable and accomplished young lady. She was a member of the M.E. Church, and had always endeavored to live a true Christian life. She was engaged to be married, and was looking forward to the future with bright anticipations when the cold grip of death seized hold and claimed her for his own. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon from the residence of her parents and was very largely attended, thus indicating the great esteem in which she was held by everybody. 

White, Frances

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Friday, June 26, 1908, p1

Mrs. C.M. WHITE Fatally Burned
News came as a great shock to Clinton Wednesday afternoon when it was learned that Mrs. C.M. WHITE (FRANCES) had just been seriously burned at the White home on North Thirteenth Street, in Terre Haute. Dr. White and son, Herbert, dashed off to Terre Haute in the doctor's auto and was quickly followed by Dr. Shaff, Dr. Bogart, Dr. Ashley, Dr. Gerrish, J.C. Gillespie and wife, and W.L. Morey. It soon became known in Clinton that the burns would probably prove fatal as more than half of Mrs. White's body had been badly burned over.

She was preparing wax to cover jelly glasses when her clothing caught fire. Harold Kelley, a young man living near, rushed in and fought the flames getting painfully burned himself. Terre Haute physicians were called in and did what they could to afford relief. Mrs. White became unconscious Wednesday night and Thursday physicians had given up all hope for her recovery.

Word was received at 10 o'clock yesterday, that she died at 9:45 without regaining consciousness. The funeral will be from the home of her brother, W.L. Morey at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. White was a member of one of Clinton's most prominent families, being a daughter of B.F. and Sarah Morey. She was born November 8, 1856. Her mother survives her, being over 80 years of age. Dr. J.H. Bogart is a half brother. Two sons, Herbert White and Morey White, besides her husband, are bereaved by this sad death. 

White, Henry

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

It is seldom that death of a child cast such a general feeling of sadness over out city as that of little HENRY WHITE, which occurred early last Sunday morning. His malady was the one most prevalent at this season - measles. His little classmates showed a beautiful tribute of love for their departed classmate by decorating his desk in crepe and by wearing it on their shoulders. 

White, Myrtle

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

Covington, Ind. (CNS) — Miss Myrtle White, 96, a life resident of the Covington area, died yesterday (April 9, 1967) at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. She had resided there four years and had been ill a week. Born in Vermillion County, May 12, 1870, she was the daughter of William and Rose Dezer White. She had lived in Covington 80 years. She also resided 10 years in Foster and three years in Jacksonville, Ill. Her father was a farmer. Miss White made it a habit to walk to town every day, even through rain, sleet, snow and below zero weather. She attended school in Vermillion County and later worked as a seamstress. Always a great lover of children, she made many children happy with her deeds and gifts. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Miss White was a 45-year member of Troy Chapter Order of Eastern Star, a sewing club and the Covington Methodist Church. The body is at the Hegg Funeral Home. Friends will be received after noon Tuesday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. P. J. Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Lower Mound Cemetery. 

White, Mrs. Orville

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, July 12, 1893

Mrs. Orville White, of Helt's Prairie, died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning at the age of about 50 years. The funeral exercises were held at the house Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Frank White preached the funeral discourse. He was assisted by Rev. H.M. Campbell, of Dana, and Rev. C.M. Taylor. The remains were quietly laid away to rest in the Helt's Prairie Cemetery. 

White, Ren M.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
The Daily Clintonian, January 8, 1925

Funeral Tomorrow At Salem Church North Of Clinton
Ren M. White, 87 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, and pioneer resident of vermilion County, died at 6 o'clock last evening at the Vermilion county hospital where he had been ill for the last three weeks, suffering from infirmities due to his advanced age.

The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Salem church north of Clinton, with Rev. O.T. Kelly, of Terre Haute officiating.
The body has been removed to the Frist undertaking establishment.  Where it will be held until 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon when the funeral cortege will start for Salem church.

Well Known Farmer
Mr. White was for several years a well known farmer, living north of Clinton.  His wife died eleven years ago and since then he had spent most of his time in Clinton.

He spent practically all of his life in the vicinity.  His wife was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Davis, pioneer farmers of the Salem neighborhood.  His only child, a daughter, was buried about 45 years ago at the age of 15 years.

Served Three Years
While serving in the Civil war for a period of three years Mr. White was first sergeant in the 85th Indiana infantry, company D.  In recent years, he had been active at meetings held by the veterans of this company, Charles Taylor, of Michigan who served with Mr. White, was expected to arrive in Clinton today for the funeral. There are only a few of the soldiers of this company left.

The surviving relatives are two brothers, James A. White, living north of Clinton and Dr. C.M. White of near Clinton, Ed and Harry White of near Clinton and James A. Allen, of this city are nephews. 

White, William (Captain)

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab

Being pleased with the Wabash Valley, he, as before stated, came here in 1816, where he remained until death, the arbitrator of all things earthly, closed his career.

He was a man of positive convictions and warm sympathies. His hand was ever outstretched to relieve those in need. His friends (of whom he had legions), were firm friends; and his enemies found him an open and fearless foe. To his friends, his soul went out warmly and against his enemies he hurled himself with a force rarely equaled.

Being for the most of his life a resident of the frontier, he buffeted the rough way of life bravely and honestly. And the estimation in which he was held by those who knew him in the midst of his life battle, was forcibly and pathetically expressed by an old time friend, as he stood beside the open coffin of the deceased, and with tear wet eyes, gazed for the last time upon him, and said "He was an honest man".

Newport Hoosier State, Thursday, April 3, 1873

Death of Captain WILLIAM WHITE -- Died at the residence of his son-in-law, JOSEPH COATS, in Fountain County, IN, on the 21st ult., at the age of 96 years, 11 months, and 24 days, Captain WILLIAM WHITE, last of this county.

WILLIAM WHITE was born March 27, 1776, in Washington County, VA, from when he, with his parents, removed to what is now Roan County, TN, in the same year of his birth, where he resided until the year 1816, at which time he removed to what is now Knox County, this State; afterwards settling in Sullivan County, when he moved to Fountain County, in 1822, where he resided until 1835, since which time his residence has, until recently, been in Vermillion County, IN.

He first visited Indiana Territory in 1811, camping with General HARRISONs Army several days at Fort Harrison, in Vigo County, while that Fort was in process of construction. After the Army moved to Tippecanoe, he took a trip over the surrounding country, on a tour of inspection, visiting the location of Paris, IL, and from thence as high up the Wabash as Helts Prairie; after which he returned to TN, and enlisted with General JACKSON in the campaign against the Creek Indians, serving in the Army until the close of that campaign.

Whitlock, Martha

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Clinton Daily Clintonian, Thursday, September 7, 1922, Clinton, Indiana

Special Clintonian Correspondence

Mrs. Martha Whitlock, aged 76 years, died Thursday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Fillinger. Funeral services were held Saturday at the home in charge of Rev. Malcolm, of Cayuga, with burial in Bono cemetery. A son, Richard, of Sioux City, Ia., and two daughters, Mrs. Edna Meet, of Decatur, Ill., and Mrs. Fillinger survive.

Williamson, Daughter

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Friday, January 18, 1907, p5

The little 2 year old daughter of CHARLES WILLIAMSON and wife, and granddaughter of THOMAS MORRIS, died last Thursday of catarral pneumonia. The family wishes to thank their friends and neighbors for their aid and sympathy through their bereavement. 

Wilson, Hazel H.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, March 3, 1998

CLINTON Hazel H. Wilson, 93, of Noblesville and formerly of Clinton died at 8:33 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 1998, in Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. She was born July 5, 1904, in Vermillion County to Oscar Wilson and Jennie Knight Wilson. Survivors include two nieces, Betty Cox and Normalea Bedford; two nephews, Raymond Wilson Jr. and Paul Pearman; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Hendrix officiating. Burial is in Helts Prairie Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today. 

Wilson, Joseph W.

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

Killed By the Cars
JOSEPH W. WILSON, a lumber dealer of Crawfordsville, aged about 70 years, was killed by the cars at Perrysville, on last Saturday morning. He was walking along the track when the work train came along. He got out of the way and let it pass, and not knowing another train was a few rods behind got on the track again. The engineer saw him, blew the whistle and reversed the steam, but too late to save him. The racket from the other train that had just passed, preventing him from hearing the danger signal given by the engineer. He was struck by the tender and thrown to one side of the track. Death was instantaneous. He was a very respectable looking old gentleman, and is said to be a man of family and worth considerable money. The Coroner held an inquest on his remains on Saturday, and exonerated the engineer and employees from any blame. 

Wiltermood, Joseph

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Thursday, February 26, 1874

JOSEPH WILTERMOOD, residing about 1-1/2 miles southwest of Newport, died on Thursday last, after an illness of 2 or 3 weeks, at the advanced age of about 75 years. Mr. WILTERMOOD was one among the oldest settlers of this township, having located near Newport more than 40 years ago. Although he settled here in an early day, when lands were cheap, he, by bad management or other causes, did not succeed in accumulating much property. But nevertheless, he was a hard working and an honest old farmer, and was well respected by everyone. 

Wimmer, Charles

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

CHARLES WIMMER, age 75, died yesterday in a hospital at Evansville. Mr. Wimmer was a farmer and lived in the Center neighborhood for many years.

Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Esther Wimmer, who at present is living south of Rockville; a daughter, Mrs. Omer Magors of Hillsdale; one son, Oscar Wimmer of north of Paris, and 5 grandchildren.

The body arrived at Frist's Funeral Home this afternoon and will be taken to the home of Mrs. Magors tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, but the place has not yet been decided upon. Burial will be at Tangier.

Wishard, Archie

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, Friday, July 28, 1967, Terre Haute, Indiana 

CLINTON, Ind. (Special) - Archie Wishard, 67, RR 1, Hillsdale, died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday in Vermillion County Hospital. He was a member of the Salem Methodist Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Elva Berry, Terre Haute, and three nephews. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Frist Funeral Home, with Leonard Bean officiating. Burial willbe in Helts Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.

Wishard, Dunbar

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Tuesday, July 26, 1927, p1

DUNBAR WISHARD, 79 years old, died at 2 o'clock this morning at his home, 8 miles north of Clinton. He had been an invalid for a long time due to heart trouble and other complications. The widow, Mrs. Laura Wishard, one son, Archie, at home, and a daughter, Elva, survive. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Salem Church, 5 miles north of Clinton. Burial will be in Helt's Prairie Cemetery. 

Wishard, Laura

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, December 23, 1935, p1

Stroke Fatal to Salem Resident -- Mrs. LAURA WISHARD, 79, widow of Dunbar Wishard, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jess Berry, 2408 North 17th Street, Terre Haute. Mrs. Wishard suffered a paralytic stroke 4 weeks ago, and had gradually grown worse.

The Wishard family was well known as they had lived many years in the Helt's Prairie community and were related to a number of old families here including the Bogart and Morey families. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Berry; two sons, Archie and Hal Wishard, who live in Terre Haute; 2 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon at 1:30 at Salem Church, 5 miles north of Clinton with burial in the Helt's Prairie Cemetery.

Wishard, Robert T.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, August 2, 1916, Newport, Indiana

Robert T. Wishard of Clinton, who was struck by an automobile in Dana about ten weeks ago, died at his home in Clinton Thursday evening, July 27, 1916. He had gone to Dana to attend the funeral of a brother-in-law, and while he was crossing the street from the station to the west side of the street near where the hotel formerly stood he was struck by an automobile driven by Miss Lula Britton. He was taken to his home in Clinton and for a while seemed to get along very well but after a relapse he gradually grew worse until the end came.

Mr. Wishard was born August 19, 1848 in the Bono, Helt township community and was nearly 68 years old at death. He was married nearly 20 years ago to Alice Rupp of Terre Haute. She survives. He went from Bono to Clinton where he was in the furniture business, clerk to the late Dr. H. Nebeber, traction station agent and assistant assessor. He was a member of the Knight Templars and was one of the Republican workers of Clinton.

His body late in state from 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon until 9 Sunday morning when it was taken to the church at Bono, where Rev. Demetrious Tillotson of Greencastle conducted the services. The Knight Templars also had charge. Burial took place in the Bono Cemetery.
Besides the widow the deceased is survived by a brother, Stewart Wishard of Bono and a sister, Mrs. A.H. Nichols of Terre Haute.

Wittenmyer, J. R.

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

Home News -- J.R. WITTENMYER was buried on Saturday the 6th instant. 

Wolf, Edward

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian Friday, January 18, 1907, p5

The funeral of EDWARD WOLF occurred at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. C.E. Fowler, conducting the services. Mr. Wolf was born in Ostravia, Austria, in 1872 and came to Clinton about 10 years ago. He was a well known young man and will be greatly missed. 

Wood, Mildred

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Saturday, March 7, 1914, p1

Mrs. MILDRED WOOD, Venerable Woman, Dies -- MILDRED E. WOOD, aged 72 years, one of the pioneer women of the township, died at her home, just west of Benson, last night. The funeral will be held at the home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, although all the details have not been arranged. The burial will be at the Hall Cemetery, near where the venerable woman had lived since early girlhood. Mrs. Wood was the wife of the late William Wood, an early settler of the township, who died several years ago. She is of the old school of the neighborhood, and has spent about all her life in the community west of Clinton and has watched the development from a forest to one of the best farming and mineral producing communities in the state. She was a woman, whom the younger generations regarded as a mother, and all who knew her have a good word for her. Andrew Wood, a farmer, is the only surviving son. George Wood, of the same vicinity in the southwest portion of the township, is a step son. Besides these, she has 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, of this township and Mrs. Mary Spangler, of Rutland, IL. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Wood has been making her home with her son, Andrew. 

Woody, George

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

Charles Woody's Father Dead at 80 Years of Age -- Charles Woody returned home from Bloomingdale, Friday, after being there to attend the funeral of his father, Dr. GEORGE WOODY, who died at the age of 80. Dr. Woody was a well known man in the county, having lived in Bloomingdale most of his life. Besides his Clinton son, he is survived by Miller A. Woody of Terre Haute; John A. Woody of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Gussie Goodwin of Rosedale. 

Wright, Henry Clay

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, March 18, 1880

HENRY CLAY WRIGHT, residing 3-1/2 miles north of Perrysville, died on Thursday last, aged 40 years.