JAMES M. DAILEY, M. D., is a native of Breckenridge County, Ky., born March 8, 1842, a son of John H. and Elizabeth (Glasscock) Dailey. (See sketch of Dr. T. G. Dailey, of Boonville.) Our subject was raised on the home farm in his native State, and after attending the common schools was a student at the S. W. Normal College at Lebanon, Ohio, for several terms. He removed to Warrick County, Ind., and on the breaking out of the war enlisted, and was chosen second lieutenant of Company E, One Hundred and Twentieth Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, participating in the entire Atlanta campaign. Owing to failing health he resigned his commission in 1864, after having served one year, and returning to Boonville, read medicine with his brother. The term of 1865-66 he attended Rush Medical College at Chicago;then began practicing at Derby, Perry Co., this State. The fall of 1868 he entered the State Medical University ofPennsylvania, which graduated him in 1869. Returning to Indiana he practiced his profession ten years at Richland City,in Spencer County, and since April, 1879, has resided in Rockport, where he has won a large and successful practice. He attended the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati, which granted him a diploma in 1879. Dr. Dailey is a Republican, a member of the Masonic and K. of P. fraternities, is Surgeon of the G. A. Post, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. July 15, 1866, he married Mary F. Whitmarsh, daughter of Dr. Ira Whitmarsh, of Perry County, and five children have been born to them, only two—Thomas M. and Travis L.—now living. The mother belongs to the Catholic Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
Jeremiah Davis, six year old son of Mr and Mrs Jas E. Davis died Monday morning of pneumonia. Interment took place Wednesday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. from the Rockport Democrat, Jan 3,1913 (ls)
CHRISTOPHER C. DAWSON Christopher C. Dawson, son of Albert G. and Cynthia A. Dawson, was born in "the Dawson Homestead", northwest of Grandview, Indiana, on March 6, 1863, and departed this life at his home, on Sunday evening, October 28, 1923, at the age of 60 years, 7 months and 22 days. On November 25, 1886, he was united in marriage to Miss Viola Parker, of near Rockport, Indiana, with whom he lived happily until his death. To this union were born 3 children, 2 daughters and 1 son, viz: Miss Ethel E. Dawson at home, Mrs. Clara A. Beasley, Chrisney, Indiana, and Clarence P. Dawson, Grandview, Indiana, who with their mother will greatly miss the faithfulness and devotion, of their precious father and husband. There are also two little granddaughters, to whom he was greatly attached. Pauline Dawson and Violet Beasley, who will sadly miss his love and happy companionship. Besides the immediate family already mentioned he leaves to mourn his death, 3 brothers and 3 sisters as follows: Millard F. Dawson, pastor U.B. church, Veedersburg, Indiana; Albert G. Dawson, Evansville, Indiana; Frank C. Dawson, Twin Falls, Idaho; Mrs. Al Kirk, Grandview, Indiana; Mrs. James C. Jeffery, Grandview, Indiana; Mrs Lawrence Jeffrey, Evansville, Ind.; one aged aunt, Mrs. Rev. S.F. Anderson, Terre Haute, Ind., with nephews, nieces and other kindred and many loved friends. The funeral was held at Fairview church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. L.C. Jeffrey of Evansville assisted by Rev. M.F. Dawson, brother-in-law and brother respectively of the deceased. Rev. E.E. Pearson, pastor of the Grandview U.B. church also assisted. OBITUARY: Rockport Journal, Nov. 2, 1923
C.C. DAWSON DIES C.C. Dawson, well known farmer of Spencer county, died last Sunday at his home three miles northwest of Grandview. He had been ill six weeks of typhoid fever with complications. Funeral services were held from the Fairview church Tuesday afternoon with burial there. Rev. Lawrence Jeffrey of Evansville conducted the services. Mr. Dawson was born and spent his entire life on the farm where he died. He served as trustee of Hammond township for five years and was a candidate for the republican nomination for auditor against James A. Laird in the last election primaries. He was a member of the Fairview United Brethern church. Mr. Dawson is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Clara Beasley of Chrisney and Miss Ethel Dawson of Grandview, and one son, Clarence, of Grandview Rockport Democrat, Nov. 2, 1923:
IRVIN G. DAWSON "I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day." Irvin G. Dawson, oldest son of Albert G. and Vesta Ann Dawson, was born in Spencer county, Ind., Nov. 30, 1880, and departed this life Oct. 13, 1956, aged 75 years, 10 months and 13 days. Born and reared in a Christian home, it was only natural that Irvin should give his life to Christ at an early age. He was converted when he was 14 years of age and joined the Fairview U.B. church. To this church he has been a faithful worker his entire lifetime, having served as Sunday School teacher, supt. of the Sunday School, class leader and church trustee. He loved the House of the Lord and like David could say: "I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord." Irvin's good life stands as a living monument of his noble work here on earth. His neighbors knew him as an honest and true friend. To his family he was kind and loving. And to his Master he was faithful and true to the end. Having no children of his own, Irvin's home was open to a number of children who were reared under the influence of his loving Christian character. Among these was his nephew, Elmer J. Hall, on whom his love and devotion was shed as if he were his own son, and Mrs. Emma Hoene, who lived in the home and was loved as an own daughter. For the past twenty years, his home was open to his wife's mother, Aunt Eva Hall, whom Irvin loved and cared for with a tenderness and devotion as only a true mother might share. To mourn his passing are: His wife, Winnie; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Wilder, of Evansville; three half-sisters, Mrs. Etta Wolfe, Mrs. Anna Williams and Mrs. Ruby Myers, all of Evansville; and a host of other relatives and friends. "And the Lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler of many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." OBITUARY Oct. 19, 1956, Rockport (Ind.) Journal:
IRVIN G. DAWSON Irvin G. Dawson, 75, prominent Hammond township farmer, died suddenly Saturday afternoon while at work at his home near Grandview. Survivors include his wife, Winnie; a nephew, Elmer J. Hall, who had been reared by the Dawsons; a sister, Mrs. Olive Wilder, Evansville; three half sisters, Mrs. Etta Wolf and Mrs. Ruby Meyer, both of Evansville and Mrs. Anna Bell, Lansing, Mich. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Fairview United Brethren church with the Rev. James Wolf officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Oct. 19, 1956, Rockport Weekly Democrat
VIOLA DAWSON, daughter of Joshua and Fanny Parker, was born near Rockport, Spencer County, Ind Sept 16 1865 and departed this life, Sept 11 1960 at the age of 94 years 11 months and and 25 days. Reared in a Christian home, she early gave her heart to God and joined the UB Church at Union. later to Fairview church near Grandview, November 25 1886, she was united in marriage to Christopher C Dawson and to this happy marriage three children were born, all of whom survived Their home was truly a Christian home. Their door was always open to the minister of the gospel Her husband preceded her in death inOct 1923. She was a fine example of a Christian mother and in her declining years she never let a visitor leave without telling them of her faith in God and how happy she was in her savior's love The precious memories of her all linger with us. She has left us the rich heritage of a beautiful life that has become immortal in that sweet haven oof eternal rest, Surviving to cherish her in fond memory are her two daughters: Miss Ethel Dawson and Mrs Clara Beasley of Chrisney, and one son Clarence P Dawson of Evansville. two granddaughters, Mrs Pauline Elliott of Evansvile and and Mrs Violet Taylor of Chrisney, five great grandchildren and one sister Mrs Emma Hammond of Grandview. Funeral services were held at Fairview EUB church with Rev Earl Nossett and Rev J M Austin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery
DeBRUTER THOMAS D DeBRUTER, at home in this place, thursday of last week, aged 61 years and two months, lacking a few days. Mr DeBruler had been suffering from Broncial rouble and general disability for several years and had been out but little for nearly a year past. He was as our readers well know, a old resident, a prominent citizen and a able lawyer. He was a man of high character and represented this county in the state senate in one term and was treasurer of Spencer Co. several years ago. next 2 lines difficult to read from Rockport Journal March 10 1881
DEVINE INFANT BABE, 2 years old of Mr and Mrs Fred Devine of Evansville was brought here Tuesday morning for burial at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. from Rockport Democrat Feb 7 1908 (ls)
GEORGE DEVINE, of Evansville died Monday night and will be interred at Pleasant Valley cemetery Thursday morning from the Rockport Democat March 5 1915 (ls)
The year old child of Mr and Mrs Dooley, who live on the Richardson farm died wednesday of Cholera infantum from the Rockport Democrat, 7/7/1911 (ls)
CAPT. JOHN R. DOUGHERTY, a prominent pioneer of Spencer County, was born on the banks of the Ohio River, seven miles below Rockport, September 26, 1824. He is the only surviving member of a family of eight children, born to John and Rebecca (Aikin) Dougherty, natives respectively of Ireland and Scotland. The father, who was a school teacher, married in his native country, and came to America a short time before John R. was born, locating on a farm in this county, where he lived until 1829. He then moved to Rockport, where he taught school and farmed until his death, July 30, 1857. The mother died April 11, 1834. At the age of sixteen the subject of this sketch began fiat-boating between here and New Orleans, which business he continued until 1819. He has since owned and managed a wharf-boat at the lowerlanding, at which he has been fairly successful, having dealt extensively in grain and produce. He now owns considerableproperty in the town and township, in addition to the building and business of the lower landing. November 10, 1873, he married Rose (Knott) Davis, a native of Daviess County, Ky. They have no children, but have reared two orphan girls. Inpolitics Capt. Dougherty is a stanch Republican, has served a number of terms in the Town Council, is a member of the I. O. O. F., and is one of Spencer County's most enterprising citizens. He has paid considerable attention to gathering relics, and has a valuable collection of arrow-heads, hatchets, and other instruments made by the Mound-Builders. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
CHAMPION EDWARDS is a native of Grayson County, Ky., born January 19, 1838. He is one of a family of thirteen children born to Jackson and Elizabeth (Decker) Edwards, also natives of Grayson County, where they lived until they came to this county in 1862. The father is still living on a farm in Hammond Township. The mother died in September, 1859, and the father married Mrs. Mary Parsons, in the following December. Champion Edwards grew to manhood in his native county, receiving only a limited education. November 22, 1859, he married Elvira L. Gilmore, a native of Crawford County, Ind. After marriage he followed farming in his native county until 1861, when he enlisted in Company L, Third Kentucky Cavalry, serving thirteen months. In 1862 he removed to Spencer County, and in the spring of 1865 he enlistedin Company B, One Hundred and Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving until the close of the war. Since that time he has been engaged in farming in this county. He bought the farm upon which he now resides in 1882, and makes a specialty of dairying. Mr. Edwards is a Republican, a member of the G. A. R. and I. O. O. F., and is an energetic and highly esteemed citizen. His wife is a member of the United Brethren Church. They have two children: Katie B., wife of George M. Barnett, and D. Isabel (deceased). from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
SIMON EGER, a prominent German citizen of the village of Maxville, was born in Wurtemberg October 27, 1822, and is one of nine children : Anthony, Joseph, Gottfried, Simon, Michael, Philip, Andrew, Matthias and Helena, born to Michael and Agnes (Herrkorn) Eger. With the exception of Gottfried, Matthias and Helena, who are in Germany, and those dead, all are in America. Simon crossed the ocean in 1847, and June 21 of that year landed in New York City. Until 1854 he resided at Louisville, Ky., then moving to Spencer County, Ind., was engaged in farming until 1865, when he settled in Maxville, which has since been his home. By trade he is a stone and brick mason, and has made that his occupation for years, also contracting and building. From 1863 to 1871 he was a justice of the peace, and since 1871 has acted in the capacity of agent for the Etna, German-American and Union Insurance Companies, and also the Connecticut Life Insurance Company. For some time he has operated a warehouse on the river and dealt in produce. Mr. Eger is a successful business man, and by hard labor and frugality has secured a farm and village property. He is a Democrat and a Catholic as is also his wife. April 27, 1847, he married Cresence Schlotter, who died of cholera in 1850, after bearing three children, only one, George, now living. February 2, 1851, Mr. Eger married Miss Mary Wanderlain, his present wife. from Biographical Sketches , Huff Township, Spencer Co., IN
EDWARD D. EHRMAN, a prominent Homoeopathic physician of the county, is a native of Lexington, Ky., born November 8, 1853, being one ofnine children in the family of Christian and Sophia (Withers) Ehrman. The father was born in Wurtemburg, May 26, 1810, and came to America in1833 with his parents, locating at York, Penn. He studied medicine, and graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College at Philadelphia, previously, however, practicing inLancaster and Harrisburg, Penn. In 1852 he removed to Lexington, Ky., and a year later to Louisville, where he remained until 1869. In that year he went to St. Louis, and assisted in organizing the Homoeopathic College in that city, in which institution he was Professor of Theory and Practice until 1873. He then returned to Louisville, and remained until the death of his wife in 1882, since which he has resided with Edward, who is engaged in the same profession as his father. He received a fair literary education in the schools of Louisville, andin 1872 began the study of medicine with his father. He afterward attended two courses of lectures at the Homoeopathic Hospital College ofCleveland, Ohio, and received his diploma in 1875. After practicing his profession one year at Hanover, Penn., he in 1876 came to SpencerCounty, and located at Rockport, where he remained until 1880, when he removed to his farm. He is now managing his farm and attending to a fairly large practice. September 22, 1877, he married Eugenia De Bruler, a native of the county, and a daughter of L. Q. De Bruler. Two sons are the fruits of this union. He is a prominent member of Rockport Lodge, K. of P. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
J. F. ELY The family of Dr J F Ely, deceased, met at the residence of Rollie Morris, deputy auditor of Spencer County in Rockport, Sunday, Jan 28 1906, all of the family being pesent but Hardie, of Henderson KY those present: Judge E A Ely, of Petersburg Mrs Florence V Abbott of Boonville Mr Garrett Ely and wife of Hatfield Mrs Mary Kinney and husband of Chrisney Marshall Ely and wife of Midway It was one of those pleasant occasions that rarely happen to a family so widely scattered and one in which Providence has been so favorable in sparing the lives and health of every brother and sister of the family from the oldest (58) to the youngest (48). The day was pleasantly spent in conversation of the younger days.The last to mention but not the least enjoyed was the bounteous dinner prepared and served by Mrs Morris, daughter of Garrett and Abbie Ely of Hatfield. Late in the evening all returned to their homes but Judge Ely, who will spend a few days with his wives family near Patronville, and Mrs Abbott will continue her visit with relatives and friends in this county till spraing from the Rockport Journal, Feb 2 1906
JODY A EMERSON, 25, of Hatfield, went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 11, 2006
born in Evansville, Ind., on April 30, 1981, to the late Virginia (Ginny) (Jones) Emerson and William E. (Bill) Emerson.
Jody attended the Bethel Christian Center in Reo, Ind. He enjoyed walking his dogs, Ace and Bubby T. Bone.He loved spending time with his family and friends. Jody always shared his love with everyone, and encouraged others to do the same.
Jodyis survived by his father, Bill Emerson; an aunt, Norma Harper, who raised him for 21 years, both of Hatfield, Ind.; two brothers, Jonathan Emerson of Richland, Ind., and Gregory Gross of Evansville, Ind.; two sisters, Patricia Emerson and Jennifer Gross, both of Rockport, Ind.; five uncles; three aunts; five nephews; and four nieces.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Ind., with Pastor Walter Phillips officiating. Burial is in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Ind.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jody A. Emerson memorial fund at any Old National Bank location.
ISAPHEM ESKRIDGE EZELL or Isaphine was a daughter of REV James Eskridge who was born about 1820 in Kentucky, and Susannah "Susan" Gray who was born about 1827 in Kentucky. I believe she may have been the only child born to James Eskridge and Susanna Gray, or perhaps she may have been adopted?
Isaphem married on September 23, 1866 in Spencer County, Indiana to James Wesley Ezell, a son of James Ezell and Martha Unknown. Isaphem and John Wesley Ezell had 2 known children together: James Wesley Ezell is buried in Arkansas in Creek Cem. Alice "Allie" Dean Ezell Bullock who was born June 1867, and died in Texas. Buried in Blue Ridge Cem. and James T. Ezell who was born in November of 1868 is the second child. He is buried in Bethany Cem., Boonville , Warrick Co., IN. Isaphem died very young (possibly due to complications after the birth of her son since she died the same month that he was born?) and after her death, her two small children were raised by her mother, Susannah "Susan", who had remarried to a John Mickle. Isaphem is buried in Arnold Cem., Spencer Co., IN John Wesley Ezell worked as a farmhand nearby and he later remarried to Mary Anne Mackey-Saunders.
Isaphene's husband, James Wesley Ezell, remarried after her death to Mary Anne Mackey, but Mary Anne had also been married once before to William T. Saunders (1842-1866). James Wesley Ezell and William T. Saunders, and Mary Anne's brother, Jacob F. Mackey, all registered for Civil War service together. Mary Anne received death benefits for William T. Saunders from Co F 58th IND INF, which was the same unit in which James Wesley Ezell and Jacob F. Mackey served. I have never been able to locate the burial site of this Jacob F. Mackey - my last confirmed location for him was in Luce township in Spencer County, IN in 1870, when he was living with his sister, Mary Anne, and her 2nd husband, James Wesley Ezell. I believe this Jacob Mackey's Uncle, Jacob Mc Key/Mackey (1815-1876), was probably the individual referenced in the Spencer County History on page 382 as having tried to help raise a company for service in the Civil War. This elder Jacob was married to Lepha Selena Barnett, and family story relates that they were involved with the local chapter of the Underground Railroad.
this family history was provided by Janet Mackey-Bodine (2013)
AUGUSTINE FALLEY, Reverend Father of St. Boniface Church at Fulda, is a native of Lafayette, Ind., born September 2, 1852, being the eldest of seven children born to James and Susan (Kellogg) Falley, natives respectively of New York and Indiana. He was reared at home until ten years of age, when he entered the Racine, Wisconsin, College, where he remained four years. He then took a commercial course in the Notre Dame University at South Bend, Ind. At the age of seventeen he entered St. Meinrad College, from which he graduated in 1878, and was ordained to the priesthood in the same year. He then taught in the college for two years, after which he was placed in charge of St. Boniface Church, which position he still occupies. from Biographical Sketches , Harrison Township, Spencer Co., IN
PHILLIP H. FEIGEL, butcher, was bor n September 2, 1833, in Bavaria, Germany, being the eldest of eight children born to Martin and Barbara (Dietrich) Feigel, both of whom are natives of Germany where the mother died about the year 1849. The father married Mary Rapp a year later, andin 1854 immigrated to the United States, landing at New Orleans, and from there came direct to Rockport, Ind., whece he died in 1855. Phillip H. was reared to manhood in his native country, receiving a good education, and in 1851 leaving friends and relatives behind him he turned his face westward and came to the United States. After beginning the shoe-maker's and blacksmith's trades at Rochester, N. Y., he abandoned them and in1852 removed to Rockport, Ind, where he worked at brick-making and other manual labor two years. He carried the mail between Rockport and Evansville thirteen months, then followed teaming three years. In 1860 he engaged in the manufacture of brick which he has ever since continued,In 1884 he opened a meat market which he conducts in connection with his other pursuits and in both he has made a success. Mr. Feigel is a Republican and has served two terms in the Town Council. In 1858 he wedded Caroline Klinck, a native of Germany who has borne him eight children, these three yet living: Mary, Carrie and Phillip H. The mother is a member of the Evangelical Church and Mr. Feigel is one of the progressive, intelligent business men of the county. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
GEORGE ADAM FEIGEL (deceased), son of Martin Feigel, was born in Bavaria, February 26, 1835, (see sketch of Phillip H. Feigel.) He came to the United States with his father, when a youth. He received a fair education in German in. his native country, and in English after coming to America. In 1856 he came to Rockport, and after attending school for three years he taught in the schools of the county. He afterward engaged inthe grocery business until 1872, when he opened the hotel which he conducted until his death, March 30, 1885. / pril 19, 1868, he married Julia Hamson, a native of Daviess County, Ky, who, with four children still survive him. He was a successful business man, and highly respected by the community in which he lived. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JOHN FEIGEL, liveryman, is a native of Bavaria, Germany, his birth occurring May 8, 1842. He was raised in the town ofBalheim where he received a fair knowledge of the common branches of education, and in 1855 immigrated to the United States, locating in Rockport, Indiana, where his parents had previously settled in 1853. He worked on a farm three years, then* in a brickyard and at various other pursuits until 1861, when he espoused the Union cause and was enrolled a volunteer in Company K., Twenty-fifth Indiana Regiment, and served his adopted country faithfully until the war closed.Returning to Rockport, he followed teaming until 1879, with the exception of one year while Constable of OhioTownship.Beginning in 1879, he served as Town Marshal one year, then teamed until 1881, when he embarked in the livery business.In 1883 he built a substantial brick barn, and is well situated in business. From May to November, 1882, during the campaign, he edited the RockportJournal. He is a stalwart Republican, a member of the G. A. R., and the Encampment ofOdd Fellows. In 1864 Barbara Elzer became Mrs. John Feigel, and by him the mother of six children, only the following named now living: William S., Gertrude and John R. The parents belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JOHN FEIGEL JR, Mr and Mrs John Feigel Jr, lost one of their twins Saturday and was buried Sunday
This is a Sketch of My Life Autobiography of Sarah A. ANDRECHT FERGUSON by Sarah Arnistina Andrecht (Sarah A. Ferguson)
Typed and Submitted by David W. Miedema Jr. Oct 1998
I was born in Germany, June 10, 1886. In a two story stone house on Main Street. This was the first street next to the river Tulda, in the villiage of Wilhelmshausen, in the province Hesse, about six miles from Hesse Cassel. There was only one street in to this town, and it ran in the center. My grandfather, on my mother's side had a flour mill in the center of town. It was a two story building. When my mother was small my grandfather died, and the mill was sold for $3,000. The gaurdeen spent the money, so we were cheated of our money. My father's name was George and my mother's name was Mary. My father died when I was eight years of age. He had packing of the bowels. He was sick only 48 hours and I was left an orphan, and no money. This was my life in Germany but I must say it was a beautiful country. There was a mountain tall and round across the river. The train ran around it, and about half way up the mountain it went some where. I do not know , as I was small. Around this mountain was a growth of cedar and pine trees, and on the ground was strawberries and red raspberries and hiedleberries. The hiedleberries are a little round blackberry. They grow on a bush about 2 feet tall, Oh my are they good. I believe those berries are called Huckleberries in this country. I do not remember much about Germany, only I remember it was a beautiful place where I was born. The rivers and the mountains and rich valleys, were worth fighting for. We left my childhood home when I was eight years of age, and came to America. Now I love my country. We started from Breman in an old sail ship, crossed the Atlantic to New york, Went thru Castle Garden, and was admitted to the United States of America. We came to Cincinatti on the train, then to Louisville, then to Evansville. This was in 1864. We lived in Evansville for a while, and moved to Cadiz, KY. We lived there about one year, and then moved back to Evansville. We were living there when Lincoln was killed. I remember was for Lincoln, had black crepe tied on their doors. Evansville was just a small town at that time, the street cars were drawn by mules. We lived in Evansville for quite a while. We left there after the war was over, moved to Warrick County. My sister Sophia married Frank Strunk, mother and I made our home with them for a long time. Then my sister Lecetta married Fred Trying and moved to old Pike County. Mother and I lived with them. They moved south of Plesantville, Old pike County is a good place to live. Fred was a soldier in the Civil War, and was almost blind. I thought much of him as a father to me, for I had no brother or father, I was left an orphan and he took me in. I was poor and he clothed me. Mother was a doctor for women and made some money. I had to work for fifty cents a week, that was my first wages. I had a hard time of it left an orphan at eight years of age, many a heartache. In August 7, 1869 at 4 P.M. I saw a total eclipse of the sun, it was a sight I will never forget it, it got dark like after sundown, and the chickens went to roost, the pigs squeeled for their supper, cows bawled and everything seemed queer.. But the chickens had to come down off their roost as the sun begin to shine again. They looked like nite was not long enough for them. I was staying with my sister Sophia when this happened. I got homesick to be with mother, for my mother was all I had in this world that I cared for. She was everything to me. My dear mother, she taught me to pray. She taught me to be virgeous, she seen after my wants, and I loved her. I had no earthly father, for he was gone, so my mother taught me to look to my Heavenly Father for help and protection. I had to go out again to make some money. I got $1.25 a week had to work in the field, hoe corn, plant tobacco, drop corn, anything that was to do. I worked in the summer and went to school in the winter. When I was 14 years of age, mother sent me to Boonville for a Bible School for six months. I learned some things about the bible that I wish every child could know. I worked for my board, stayed with a family by the name of Louie Bann. They were fine people. They lived in a house next to the first jail that was in Boonville I worked in the morning, went to school in the afternoon. It was the First Evangelical Church of that kind in Boonville. The teacher was the preacher. His name was Zimmerman. He was a fine man and a fine preacher. I was confirmed in that little church at the age of fourteen. Then I went home to Fred Tyrings, stayed a while and went to Evansville to do housework and make my own living. My schooldays were over, short but sweet. The troubles of life came to me then, I had to learn to cook and wash dishes, and do all kinds of work. When I was sixteen years of age, I went to stay with a Methodist preacher by the name of John Ferguson. I got$1.50 a week that was good wages then. I stayed until I was married. I took the preachers boy away from him, and we built a little nest of our own. We bilded a house on the east side of Spurgeon. We not missed Sunday School and Church. We took our children along, and if we did not go we had our children to go. We were Methodists and tried to raise our children just as near right as we knew how. We had no way of going except in a wagon or on foot. Spurgeon was a small town at that time, had only three stores at that time, and no sidewalks, had to walk in mud ankle deep. In 1908 most of Spurgeon burned, they built it back better than before. We made brick at that time and sold them the brick to build with. We sent our children to school till the older ones began to teach. Mary was the first one, she taught one school and then got married. Amelia did not live only 22 years, she was the oldest. Walter learned to lay brick, Emma was married. Lillie was our nurse for a long time then got married. Heber stayed at home and took care of us until he died Now comes Orval he graduated from High School, and then went to the war. He went to France for two years and saw some hard times. That almost killed me. Many times I walked the floor at night when others were asleep, and prayed for my boy to be spared to me, and the lord heard my prayer and he came home to me alright. He went thru eight major battles and did not get a scratch, thank the Lord. So my baby boy got married and is doing fine. Now we have no children at home, we are left by ourselves. 1925 is one time some one got fooled, they said the world as coming to an end, but it is still here and will be for some good time yet. April 1, 1925 I fooled Edith (Farris) this morning.. I do not get much out of life, had to have some fun. I am so crippled up with rheumatism can hardly get around but thank the lord there is no pain in Heaven. P. M. and I were married 50 years ago Nov 1- 1924 I am 69 years old , and P.M. 72 1925 now. I have seen many people live and die in Plesantville, and yet we are here. I am the last of my family and P. M. is the last of his family. The lord has blessed us and we thank the lord for his kindness. Sarah A. Ferguson
ROBERT FISHER is a native of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, his birth occurring in the month of June, 1822. He is the third in a family ofseven children, born to the marriage of Robert Fisher and Marian Cameron, both of whom were natives of Scotland, where they lived and died. The subject of this memoir was reared in his native country, receiving a very limited education, and there followed coal mining, which was also his father's occupation. In 1852 he immigrated to the United States, and for one year mined coal in the collieries of Schuylkill County, Penn. He then mined at Hawesville and Cloverport, Ky., and elsewhere until 1855, when he sought the gold fields of California, and mined gold with reasonable success for three years and a half. In 1860 he came to Spencer County, Ind., and leasing a tract of coal land inOhio Township, engaged in coal mining until 1872. In partnership he then bought about thirty acres of coal land at Centerville, operating the same until the present time. (For particulars concerning this mine, see Geology of SpencerCounty.) Mr. Fisher is prosperous and enterprising, and is a stanch Republican inpolitics. He was married November 5, 1867, to Mahala Shrode, a native of Spencer County, Ind. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
HENRY FRANK, a highly-respected farmer of Ohio Township, is a native of Breckenridge County, Ky., born January 12, 1819, being the oldest ofeleven children in the family of John and Phebe (Miller) Frank, also natives of Kentucky, where they passed their lives upon a farm. Henry Frank remained at home until he grew to manhood, receiving a limited education in the primitive sehools of his day. In 1851 he came to Spencer County and bought a tract of laud on Section 36, Ohio Township, which he cleared and improved. He now owns 233 acres of wellimproved land, and is a very successful farmer. March 4, 1850, he was joined in marriage with Catharine Wagner, a native of the county, by whom he is the fatherof eight children. Those living are Harriet A., wife of Caspar Gaker; Theodore, Euphena, wife of Wesley Niles, William S. and Posey. Both Mr. Frank and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are highly esteemed by the community in which they live. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
Mary Elizabeth Mills was the daughter of James Charles and Gillia Ann Flynn (aka/O'Flynn) Mills. 1 - Married: John Sherman Stephenson - 1888 Sons: George Owen Stephenson & John Sherman Stephenson 2 - Married: Masterson Goodman Harris - 1894 Children: Eliza Ann Harris, Charles Goodman Harris, Oatley Otterbein Harris (twin), Odas Olive Harris (twin) Albert Frederick Harris and James Herbert Harris 3 - Married: S.A.Douglas Froman - 1930
Original burial was in Marengo Cemetery, Marengo, IN. A stone bearing her name remains in that cemetery, next to that of her 3rd husband S.A.D.Froman, who died in 1937. Mary's remains were later removed and reburied in Fairview Church Cemetery, beside those of her 2nd husband, "Good" Harris.
PAULA KAY FULKS Birth: May 2, 1963, Death: Sep. 7, 2013 Huntingburg, Dubois County Indiana, USA 50, of Callaway, FL, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. She was born in Huntingburg, IN, and lived in Bay County, FL since 1995. Paula was a data base manager for the US Air Force at Tyndall AFB, and was a parishioner at St. Dominic's Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and activities. Paula was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Lubbehusen, her sister, Janet Hirsch and a brother, Louis Lubbehusen, Jr.. Survivors include her husband, Phillip Fulks, and sons, Ryan and Aaron, all of Callaway; her mother, Lucille Lubbehusen of Dale, IN; her sisters, Diana Broerman, Mary Jo Seib, both of Evansville, IN, and Dot Hamblet of Trophy Club, TX; her brothers, Tom, Mark, John and Michael Lubbehusen, all of Dale, IN, Kevin Lubbehusen of Holland, IN and Jerry Lubbehusen of Elnora, IN; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral mass will be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church, 8 E Maple Street Dale, IN at 2:00 on Friday, September 13, 2013. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 at the church. Burial will occur immediately following the mass at Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, IN. The family wishes to express special thanks to all the "Team Paula" members and to the staff of Covenant Hospice for their loving care and support.