CHARLES W. GABBERT, M. D., born March 29, 1823, is a son of James and Martha L. (Thrasher) Gabbert, who resided in Spencer County, Ind.. about one year, at an early day, but who passed the greater part of their lives in Kentucky. Raised on a«farm, Dr. Gabbert received but the common schooling in youth, which he afterward bettered by a course at Owensboro (Kentucky) Seminary. He afterward taught school for a time, but for one year (1848) read medicine at Lewisport, and then took a course of lectures at the Medical Department of the University of Louisville. Until 1861 he practiced medicine at Tobin's Landing, in Perry County, Ind.; then returned to his former place of learning, which graduated him in 1852. From that time to 1864, with but about one year's exception while in Missouri, Dr. Gabbert practiced his profession at Cloversport, Ky.. and from December, 1864, to December, 1884, he was actively engaged in like pursuits at Rockport. Since then, by reason of ill-health, he has been retired from active professional labor. In every respect Dr. Gabbert has made his profession a success. He was a Republican in politics until 1872, since when he has been a Democrat. He was married May 15, 1866, to Mary E. Lightfoot, by whom he is the father of five sons: Melvin L., Russell N., Charles L., Forrest and J. D. (deceased). Dr. Gabbert and wife belong to the Baptist Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
MARY K. "MIM" GARRETT HATFIELD, IN – Mary K. Garrett, 90, formally of Hatfield, most recently residing in Tell City, Indiana, passed away Wednesday October 27, 2010 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN. Mary was born July 31, 1920 in Richland, Indiana to the late Samuel and Emma (Ricker) Lanham. She had retired from Evansville State Hospital where she worked as a Psychiatric Attendant. She loved flowers and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Garrett in 1967; grandson Dennis Johns in 2003; one son- in- law Donald Hearst in 1991; one sister, Dolly Grant; brothers Marshall , Fred, Roy (Red) and Woodrow (Pedro) Lanham. Mary is survived by two Daughters, Rose Johns (Charles) of Utica, KY and Sharon Hearst of Tell City, IN. Grandchildren Debbie Collins (Cevin) of Rockport, IN, David Johns (Nina) of Boonville, IN, Derek Johns (Cari) of Newburgh, IN and Dawn Hearst (Scott) of Boonville, IN. Also surviving are six (6) great-grandchildren; three (3) great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services are at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, IN with Reverend Larry Shelton officiating. Burial is in the James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Indiana. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P. M. and Saturday from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 A. M. at Boultinghouse Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spencer County Humane Society or the Salvation Army.
AURELIUS DEWITT GARLINGHOUSE, of Rockport, is a son of George B. Garlinghouse, a brief sketch of whom is as follows: He was born November 15, 1815, in Ontario County, N. Y., a son of John and Louanna (Bennett) Garlinghouse. In 1818 he immigrated to Switzerland County, Ind., with his parents, the greater portion of the succeeding ten years they resided in Kentucky and Ohio. In 18£9, moved to Vermillion County,this State, and when eighteen years old G. B. completed the erection of a mill owned by his father in return for which, and a sum of money, he was allowed to begin life for himself. He went to Mississippi and made considerable money working on the State House. Returning to Indiana he purchased a tract of land and a team which he presented to his father. Having performed this filial duty he went to Tippecanoe County, learning the tanner's trade, then went to Switzerland County, where he attended school and worked at carpentering until twenty-five years old. At that age he married Isabella J. DeWitt, by whom he became the father of eight children, all living but one, and after this lady's death married Serena Crusan, who bore him four children—all living. Mr. Garlinghouse farmed and worked at other pursuits in Switzerland County until 1866, excepting one year, when he resided in this county, and since then has resided at Mailison, Ind., until his death, which occurred April 14, 1885. A natural mechanic, he devoted considerable attention to inventions, and is the patentee of a hay rake and loader, mowing machine, road scraper, grader and ditcher, the Pittman connection with knife in the Champion Mowing and Reaping Machines, and other useful inventions. On the Pittman connection alone he realized about $10,000. A. D. Garlinghouse, the immediate subject of this sketch, was born in Switzerland County, this State, February 24, 1844, and was raised on a farm in his native county, securing a good education. In 1863 he enlisted in Company I, One Hundred and Seventeenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving his full term of enlistment, being promoted to sergeant of his company and also serving as company clerk. In 1865 be came to Spencer County, but shortly afterward graduated from Bryant & Stratton's Commercial College of Cincinnati.In company with a brother, George P., he owned and operated a farm in Spencer County until 1867, and the year following embarked inmerchandising at Rockport, which occupation he continued successfully until 1879. Since then he has conducted a general agency business at Rockport, but the past year has re-engaged in the drug business which is his favored profession. From 1872 to 1875 he read medicine, and in the latter year attended Miami Medical College of Cincinnati. He has never wholly turned his attention to the practice of medicine, but to some extent has practiced since 1875. From the fall of 1883 to the spring of 1884, he ably edited the Rockport Journal in connection with a partner, and is a stanch Republican in politics, and a member of the F. & A. M. and theG. A. R., and is at present commander of his post. His life throughout has heen one of scrupulous integrity, and he is one of the county's ablest, most enterprising and most highly esteemed citizens. He has served in various local positions of honor and trust, but is by no means a chronic office seeker. December 13, 1869, Miss Mary De Bruler, a daughter of the late T. F. De Bruler, became his wife, and by him the mother oftwo children—Lucy L. and Franklin B. Both parents are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
ERNEST E. GENGELBACH, M. D., of St. Meinrad, is a native of Carroll County, Ky., born December 27, 1856. He is a son of Christian and Sophia (Martin) Geugelbach, both natives of Saxony. His father, who was a piano-maker, came to the United States in 1840, and after considerable traveling through the country settled in Carroll County, Ky. He left there during the war on account of his Union sympathies and came to Perry County, Ind., where he now resides upon a farm. Ernest was reared at home on the farm. At the age of seventeen he entered the Northern Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso and prepared himself for teaching. The following year he returned to Perry County and followed that profession for three years. He then studied medicine with A. J. Smith, of Tell City, for eighteen months, after which he attended the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati. In 1881 he received his diploma from that institution, and soon after began the practice of his profession at St. Meinrad, where he is very successful. He is one of only two Republicans in the village. from Biographical Sketches , Harrison Township, Spencer Co., IN
HON. JAMES GENTRY, Sr. The earliest trace known of the Gentry family is found in North Carolina, where James Gentry, father of the subject ofthis sketch, was born on the Yadkin River in 1779. Nothing is definitely known of his ancestors. At the age of seventeen he left home and went to Barren County, Ky., where he followed farming and hunting, making the latter quite profitable. After some years he removed to Ohio County, Ky., where he married Elizabeth Hornback, the date of which is unknown. From there he moved to Daviess County, Ky., and in April, 1818, located on a tract of land containing over 1,000 acres in Spencer County, Ind., near the present site of Gentryville. He afterward purchased several hundred acres more of land surrounding him. He was remarkable for his energy and industry, and the interest which he took in the welfare of his neighbors, and the community in general. He had eight children: Matthew, who died at his father's home in this county; Agnes, who married Benjamin Romine; Allen (deceased), who married Anna Roby; Hannah, wife of John Romine; Joseph, who lives near Lincoln City; Sarah (deceased), who married Madison Hall; Elizabeth (deceased), who married Enoch Lane, and James, who was born near the town bearing his name, February 4, 1819. He was reared on the farm, receiving a very good education. November 7, 1839, he married Elizabeth Montgomery, and has ever since been engaged in farming. He was also for a time in the mercantile business at Gentryville, and is now living on what is known as the old Shackleford farm. He has had six children who arrived at maturity, namely: Allen, Robert, James W., Eliza A. and Mary. (See sketches of Allen, Robert and James W. in jthis work.) Eliza A. married W. T. Bullock (see sketch); Elizabeth is the wife of Col. James S. Wright (see sketch); Mary is the wife ofJ. W. Haines. Mr. Gentry is a Democrat and represented this county in the Legislature from 1870 to 1873. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JAMES GENTRY, Jr.. one of the leading farmers of Ohio Township, was born December 18, 1828 in Spencer County, Ind., being the eldest of six sons and five daughters, born to the marriage of Allen Gentry and Anna C. Roby who were natives of Kentucky and North Carolina respectively.In the year 1813, Allen Gentry came with his parents to what is now Spencer County, Ind., and settled near the present site of Gentryville inJackson Township. He was there reared to manhood, and after his marriage with our subject's mother, removed to Ohio Township, and located the land, a part of which is known as Mt. Pleasant and Gentry's addition to the town of Rockport. He followed farming, merchandising and flat-boating throughout life, was prominently connected with the early prosperity of the county, having served as Commissioner several years, and at one time was the owner of some 1,500 acres of land. He was an honest man, a kind neighbor, and loving husband and fatherHe died September 24, 1862, followed by his widow January 21, 1883* James Gentry Jr., the immediate subject of this biography, received a limited education in youth, and selecting farming as his vocation in life has steadily followed that occupation successfully, in connection with other pursuits at various times, and now owns over 200 acres of valuable land, besides other property. January 6, 1859, he married Ann Haines, daughter of Garrett Haines, who died January 10. 1881, after bearing her husband a family of seven children: Caddie A. (deceased), Anna Belle, James A., Ida. E., Ollie, Edwin W., and Frederick W. Mr. Gentry is one of the well known and highly esteemed men of Spencer County and is a Democrat in politics. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
ABSALOM R. GENTRY, one of the children of Allen and Anna C. (Roby) Gentry, appropriate mention of whom is made in the biography ofJames Gentry Jr., is a native of the county in which he yet resides, his birth occuring September 7, 1830. He assisted his parents on the old home farm near Rockport during his boyhood, and secured only such education as was afforded by the common schools. February 10, 1853, he united inmatrimony with Eliza M. Snyder, a native of this county, by whom he is the father of eight children: Anna E., Lewis Allen, Hannah P., Elmer Grant, Absalom R., Rose M., Mary E. and Jay Gould. Mr. Gentry has made a success of farming, now owning 100 acres of nicely improved land where he resides, 160 acres in various other portions of this township, several lots in the town of Rockport and 360 acres of good land about sixty miles from St. Louis, in Missouri. For fifteen years beginning in 1866, Mr. Gentry merchandised in Rockport, and followed flat-boating and operating a wharf-boat on the Ohio River. H# is a Democrat in politics, was a strong Union man during the war, and he and wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
CAPT. ALLEN GENTRY, son of Hon. James Gentry Sr., a sketch of whom precedes this, was born March 3,1842, and is the eldest of his father's family. His birth occurring near the town of Gentryville, which was named in honor of his grandfather James Gentry, he was there raised on the farm, and in youth received a good common school education. On the breaking out of the Rebellion in 1861, he volunteered his services in his country's cause, and October 21 of that year became a private in Company fl, Forty-second Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served three years and three months. After the battle of Murfreesboro he was commissioned a second lieutenant serving as such until after Chickamauga, when he was promoted captain of his company. After being mustered out with his company and regiment, Capt. Gentry returned to his native county and engaged in farming. May 20, 18^0, Cordelia Wilkenson became his wife, and together they lived happily on his nicely improved farm of 200 acres. As a Democrat, Mr. Gentry was elected by his party in 1879 as sheriff of the county, and creditably filled the requirements of that office. He is one of the county's best citizens. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
ROBERT M. GENTRY, a son of the Hon. James Gentry, Sr., whose biography precedes this, is a native of Spencer County, Ind. His birth occurring November 16, 1844, in Jackson Township. He assisted his parents on the home farm until he attained his majority, and then began farming on his own responsibility. The year following he moved to Ohio Township, and located a tract of land in Section 7, which he cleared and improved, and where he has since resided. He owns 255 acres of excellent land and one of the best country residences in the county.Mr. Gentry was married March 8, 1868, to Anna Lamar, a native of this county and daughter of Allen Lamar, a prominent pioneer of SpencerCounty. Three children have been born to their union, and are named Ada, Lida and Bobbie. Mrs. Gentry is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, while Mr. Gentry is a Democrat in politics, an active worker in the interests of his party, and an enterprising and highly respected citizenof the county. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JAMES W. GENTRY, a prominent farmer and stock-dealer of Ohio Township, was born in Jackson Township, Spencer County, Ind., May 29, 1848, and is a son of the Hon. James Gentry, Sr., appropriate mention of whom is made elsewhere herein. After receiving a good practical education in youth, James W. taught school one year, and at the age of twenty years began farming for himself on his father's land, where he remained several years. The spring of 1877, he moved upon the farm where he now resides, three miles above Rockport, on the river, and where he owns 306 acres of good land, 200 acres being under cultivation. Like the majority of those who compose the Gentry family, he is a Democrat inpolitics, firmly believing in the principles and aims of that organization. He takes considerable pride in farming and dealing in stock, outside ofthe lucrative returns it brings him, and in this respect he is a decided success. Mr. Gentry selected for his wife, Miss Sarah Littlepage, a native of this county, and to their marriage, which occurred March 11, 1875, three children have been born to them as follows: Dell F., Helen and James B. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
LUMAN S. GILKEY, Rockport's worthy postmaster, was born November 12, 1820, in Hamilton County, Ohio, and is the eldest of a large family born to Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Liggett) Gilkey. A brief biography of Ebenezer Gilkey is as follows: A native of Maine, he emigrated to Ohio in1816, and was offered employment in the construction of the old court house in Cincinnati, at $1 per day. one-half to be paid in cash and the balance in quarter-acre lots, situated now in the heart of the city, and then valued at $100 per lot. Considering the lots worthless he refused the terms offered and settled on a farm in the county, in addition to the care of which he worked sit carpentering. Here he married, and his death occurred in 1854. His widow afterward moved with a married daughter to Gasconade County, Mo., where she died about the year 1875. Luman S. Gilkey was reared to manhood in his native county, and at nineteen years of age moved to Butler County, there learning the cooper's trade. He afterward worked at carpentering in Cincinnati and vicinity until the fall of 1851, when he came to Rockport, Ind., and began working at his tradeof carpentering. About a year later he was assailed with malarial fevers, and for four years suffered considerable with its ravages, which greatly impaired his sight. Recovering, he read law for a time, and in 1856 was elected Justice of the Peace, serving four years as such, and one year as Constable. From 1861 to 1866, he was Rockport's postmaster; was deposed President Johnson and reappointed in 1869, since when he has ever occupied that position, filling the requirements of the office to the entire satisfaction of all concerned. Mr. Gilkey has but one living son—Samuel C., a resident of Hamilton County, Ind. Ho is a stanch Republican, a Freemason, and one of the county's most worthy citizens. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JAMES R. GILLETT, one of Rockport's most enterprising and energetic business men, is a native of Marshall County, Ill., his birth occurring July 31, 1854. Isaac Gillett, his father, was born in Steuben County, N. Y., December 12, 1824, being one in a family of eleven children born to Michael and Laura (Mix) Gillett, both natives of Connecticut. In 1836, Isaac moved with his parents to Michigan, where he learned brick making, which was his occupation until 1850. In 1848 he married Lucy Miner who died in 1852, after bearing two children, Jasper and Elmira. In 1850 he engaged in the grocery business at Henry, Ill., but in 1854 came to Rockport, and the spring following again engaged in the grocery business which he has successfully continued to the present time. In 1853 he married for his second wife Mrs. Eliza (Bullock) Shackleford, a lady who has borne him two sons and one daughter: James R., Thomas C. and Anna L. The oldest of these, James R. Gillett, is the immediate subject of this sketch. He was raised and educated in the town of Rockport, and in 1869 becamo a partner of his father in the grocery business, and this is one ofthe strongest and most successful mercantile houses in Rockport. In January, 1877, he married Rosa, daughter of John F. Richardson, and Lillie B. and Carrie are the names of his two children. Mr. Gillett is a Republican in politics; a member of the I. O. O. F. and K. of P. fraternities and Mrs. Gillett belongs to the Presbyterian Church from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
SAMUEL B. GILMAN, born June 9, 1834, in Pike County, Ill., is a son of David T. Gilman, whose marriage with Mrs. Elizabeth Williams was fruitful in the birth of five children : Samuel B., Lucinda M., Susan M., Rachel E. and Sophia J. By her first husband, Ahab Williams, Mrs. Gilman was the mother of two daughters : Mary C. and Ruth E. The father of our subject died in Pike County, Ill., in 1857, and three children, Alfred, Alcha and Richard H., born to Richard and Elizabeth (Ellis) Hopkins. The parents were natives of the Old Dominion, and were married in Kentucky. The father dying in 1829 the mother, together with her children, moved to Warrick County, Ind., in 1830, where she reared her family, and died in 1870, aged seventy-eight years. She belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our subject, owing to the many inconveniences existing during his boyhood days, had but very limited educational, or other advantages. At ten years he began life's battle on his own responsibility, and until thirty years old was engaged in farming and teaming. August 23, 1860, he wedded Margaret E. Davis, daughter of James and Mary (Elder) Davis, by whom he became the father of five children, all being dead but one, James A., born October 18, 1862. His first wife dying August 3, 1868, he married a widow lady, Ellen M., daughter of James L. and Eleanor (Taylor) Porter, October 15, 1869, and seven children have been born to their union, four now living, viz.: Ollie, Samuetta, Lula and Richard H. Mrs. Hopkins was born March 17, 1842, and by her first husband; Albert M. Largent, had one daughter, Clara E. Mr. Largent died February 10, 1865, in his country's cause, during the late war, at Florence Prison. He was orderly sergeant of Company C, Fifty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Mr. Hopkins is a Republican, and a prosperous farmer, now owning 300 acres of excellent land. from Biographical Sketches , Huff Township, Spencer Co., IN
RAY BILLY GOODMAN, 76, of Hatfield, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana. Bill was born in Richland, Indiana, on December 1, 1935, to the late Ray and Mamie (Howland) Goodman. He retired as a foreman from the Peerless Pottery in Rockport, Indiana. Bill loved to hunt, fish and work on antique cars. Bill is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Goodman, of Hatfield, Ind.; children, Rita Kalem and her husband, Bruce, of Milan, Tenn., Johnny Ray Goodman and his wife, Billie Jean, of Rockport, Ind., Lisa Beers and her husband, Harry, of Hatfield, Ind.; sisters, Hattie Chamberlain, of Santa Claus, Ind., Carol Ruzicka, of Phoenix, Ariz.; ; grandchildren, Brandi Street and her husband, J.D., Jared Goodman, Kylee Rivera and her husband, Sean, James Townsend, J.R. Ruzicka, Autumn Winkler and her husband, Jon, Breanna Reese and her husband, T.J., Brennan Chandler, Garrett Kalem, Will Beers; and eight great-grandchildren. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana, with Rev. Reno DeMuth officiating. Burial is in Ebenezer Cemetery in Richland, Indiana. Visitation is from 2 until 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, and from 8 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ebenezer Cemetery and the Hatfield United Methodist Church. Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.BoultinghouseFuneralHome.com. Published in Courier Press from March 18 to March 19, 2012
WILLIAM GOODWIN, 52, of Newburgh died at 7:10am, Friday March 19, 1982, at his home. Birth: Nov. 1, 1928, Death: Mar. 19, 1982 He was a laborer and a veteran of World War II. Surviving is a sister Virginia McReynolds of Richland : 5 half sisters, Frances Walker, Mary Cooney, Julia Alvey(Becker now), Virginia Gahl(Hogan now), and Amy Ewer all of Mount Vernon: and 5 half brothers John, Jimmy, David, Clinton and Marvin all of Mount Vernon, IN. Services were Sunday at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport with burial in Hatfield Cemetery.
HON. JOHN W. GRA.HAM (deceased) was born March 11,1791, in Nelson County, Ky., and was a soldier of the war of 1812. July 12, 1817, he wedded Mary Duncan, and two years later he and wife removed to Spencer County, Ind., Mr. Graham joining the Methodist Episcopal Chur.-h the year following his settlement here. Of an uncommonly well balanced mind and of excellent judgment, he soon became one of the foremost men ofthe county, and his views and opinions were often sought far and near. He was elected to the Lower House of the State Legislature from SpencerCounty, and for about fourteen years was an Associate Judge of this circuit. He was never known to have done a dishonorable act, and his intercourse with neighbors and acquaintances was one of harmony and happiness. On first coming to the county he farmed in Ohio Township, but later removed to Rockport and for a number of years was engaged in mercantile pursuits. An earnest worker in the cause of Christianity, he died inthe Methodist Episcopal faith February 20, 1855, honored and respected by all who knew him. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JOHN W. GRAHAM, of the firm of Wesseler & Graham, was born in Rockport, Ind., March 24, 1860, the youngest of four children born to Robert and Sophia (Stocking) Graham. He is a grandson of Judge John W. Graham, whose biography precedes this. Robert Graham was born in this county and always made it his home. For about twenty-five years he was in partnership with his brother, Samuel D., in mercantile pursuits inRockport, and he was one of the county's best citizens. He died July 8, 1874, preceded by his widow, October 13, 1872. The subject of this sketch was raised by his parents and educated in the schools of Rockport and Evansville. After his father's death, he lived with his uncle, Samuel D., and for a time sold papers, and later opened a news stand. This, in 1882, he merged into the present business conducted by himself and partner, and together they do a good business. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
SAMUEL D. GRAHAM, well known as a pioneer merchant of Rockport, was born in Spencer County, Ind., March 10, 1823. and is the fourth in a family of six sons and four daughters, born to the marriage of John W. Graham and Mary Duncan, appropriate remarks of whom is made elsewhere herein. Samuel D. received his youthful education from the subscription schools of that early day and, while a young man, made hunting an. occupation, deer, turkey, otter, wolves and other wild animals abounding. At thirty years of age he began dealing in clothing, boots and shoes, etc., in Rockport, which occupation he continued for about a quarter of a century, and since that time has been as much retired from active business pursuits as is possible for a man of his energy to be. He has made life a decided success, and although by no means rich, he owns 200 acres of valuable land in the county, and a good business house and residence in Rockport. Mr. Graham, in politics, is a firm supporter of the principles of the Republican party, his father before him having been a Whig. He has served in the Town Council, several terms, and in public as well as private life, his character has been above reproach. April 14,1859, he wedded Julia Huncilman, a native of Floyd County, Ind., and to their union two children have been born: Elizabeth, now a young lady, and a son that died in infancy unnamed. Mrs. Graham and daughter are membersof the Methodist Episcopal Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JAMES GRAHAM, one of the well known men of Spencer County, and at present engaged in the livery business at Rockport, is a native of the county in which he now resides, his birth occurring October 6, 1832. He is a son of Hon. John W. Graham (deceased), appropriate mention ofwhom precedes this. When a small boy James removed with his parents to Rockport, receiving at this place such education as was afforded by the town schools. He farmed and engaged in teaming until about the close of the war, when he engaged in the livery business, which he has ever since continued. Mr. Graham is a stanch Republican in politics, an enterprising and esteemed citizen, and his wife belongs to the Christian Church. August 9,1876, Eliza C. Hardesty became Mrs. James Graham, and to this marriage one son has b en born, named Richard H. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JAMES S. GREATHOUSE, a descendant of some of the earliest and most prominent pioneers of Spencer County, was born in the county May 13, 1833. His father, John B. Greathouse was born February 12, 1797, in Kentucky, where he learned the tanner's trade. When about twenty-one years old he came to this county, where he followed his trade in connection with farming the remainder of his life. He died May 2, 1857. Elizabeth Grass, the mother of our subject, was born in Kentucky, December 22, 1803. She was a daughter of Judge Daniel Grass, who came tothis county between 1800 and 1805. His parents were murdered and his sisters captured and killed by the Indians in Kentucky. After that occurrence, he lived with William R. Hynes in Nelson County, Ky., and may have come to this section to attend to the possession of that gentleman, who was a large land owner here. Daniel Grass married Jane Smithers, in Daviess County, Ky., and soon after located on land near the present site of Rockport, and later settled on a farm near the line of the township which now bears his name. He was a member of the Indiana Legislature, and Judge of the County Court for a number of years. James S. Greathouse received a limited education in youth, but afterward attended the Rockport school and acquired a good practical education. April 6,1862, he married Catharine W. Scammahorn, a daughter of Rev. Jacob Scammahorn, a United Brethren preacher, who came to the county in 1850. This union has been blessed with five children: John F., James V., Tina M., Nellie D. and Jacob S. Mr. Greathouse is a stanch Republican, a member of the Royal Arch Degree of the Masonic fraternity, and is one of the most enterprising and highly esteemed citizens of the county.FRANCIS M. HACKLEMAN, M. D., a native of the county in which he now resides, was born May 30, 1844. His grandparents removed to GrassTownship, Spencer Co., Ind., in November, 1819, and on the 23d of December of the same year Absalom Hackleman, our subject's father, was born. Absalom Hackleman was a farmer by occupation, and was one of the foremost men in the county during his day. A man of sound judgment and proper discretion, he was often called upon to officiate in some capacity of honor and trust, and for twelve or fifteen years was a commissioner ofthe county. He married Lucetta McCarnish, who bore him ten children, and in 1884 he and wife moved to Indian Territory, where they lately resided. The father, who was afflicted with cancer of the face, died in Grass Township at the residence of his son, William R., March 18, 1885, being here on a business trip from his home in the Indian Territory. The subject of this sketch received a good common school education, and at twenty years of age began the study of medicine with Dr. R. Peregrine, of Centerville, this county, afterward taking a course of lectures at the E. M. Institute in Cincinnati. He first began j-racticing at Centerville, remaining there until 1878, and in the meantime, 1870, returning to Cincinnati, and graduating from his old alma mater. In 1878 he removed to Rockport, where he ranks among the best physicians. He is a Democrat, a memberof the I. O. O. F., is secretary of the County Board of Health, and belongs to the National E. M. Association. He was married December 5, 1866, to Lucy A. E. Smith, a native of Rockport, who bore him nine children, these five yet living: Clement L., Bertha, Gertrude, Frederick W. and Blanche. The mother died February 12, 1885, leaving a record to her bereaved family of a well-spent Christian life. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
FRANCIS M. HACKLEMAN, M. D., a native of the county in which he now resides, was born May 30, 1844. His grandparents removed to Grass Township, Spencer Co., Ind., in November, 1819, and on the 23d of December of the same year Absalom Hackleman, our subject's father, was born. Absalom Hackleman was a farmer by occupation, and was one of the foremost men in the county during his day. A man of sound judgment and proper discretion, he was often called upon to officiate in some capacity of honor and trust, and for twelve or fifteen years was a commissioner of the county. He married Lucetta Mc Carnish, who bore him ten children, and in 1884 he and wife moved to Indian Territory, where they lately resided. The father, who was afflicted with cancer of the face, died in Grass Township at the residence of his son, William R., March 18, 1885, being here on a business trip from his home in the Indian Territory. The subject of this sketch received a good common school education, and at twenty years of age began the study of medicine with Dr. R. Peregrine, of Centerville, this county, afterward taking a course of lectures at the E. M. Institute in Cincinnati. He first began practicing at Centerville, remaining there until 1878, and in the meantime, 1870, returning to Cincinnati, and graduating from his old alma mater. In 1878 he removed to Rockport, where he ranks among the best physicians. He is a Democrat, a member of the I. O. O. F., is secretary of the County Board of Health, and belongs to the National E. M. Association. He was married December 5, 1866, to Lucy A. E. Smith, a native of Rockport, who bore him nine children, these five yet living: Clement L., Bertha, Gertrude, Frederick W. and Blanche. The mother died February 12, 1885, leaving a record to her bereaved family of a well-spent Christian life. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
FREDERICK C. HAHN, jeweler, of the firm of F. C. Hahn & Co., of Rockport, was born in Troy, Perry Co., Ind., November 19, 1859, a son ofFrederick C. and Elizabeth (Baum) Hahn, who were both natives of Germany. These parents were married in their native country, and about the year 1852 immigrated to the United States and settled in the town of our subject's birth. Here the father died in 1870, after living an honest, upright life, followed by his widow one year later. Frederick C. Halin, the immediate subject of this memoir, was raised by his parents in Troy, receiving only such education as the public schools afforded. For a time he was employed as clerk in a dry goods store, but in 1875 came to Rockport and clerked in the hardware and other business until 1878, when he went into the jewelry store of Louis J. Heid. August 1, 1882, the store passed into the hands of the present managers, who have since conducted the business with more than ordinary success. Mr. Hahn, at the head of this firm has, by his courteous dealings and strict business integrity, made his the leading business ofthe kind in Rockport. He is a Democrat, a member of the German Lutheran Church, and is one of the rising young men of the county. Later.—Since writing the above, Mr. Hahn has died June 17, 1885, of congestion of the brain. He had so won the confidence of the community, and had so endeared himself by noble ties to the young people of the town, that his untimely death cast a gloom over the entire place. He was to have been married in a few weeks to a beautiful girl of Rockport, upon whose young heart in the morning of life is cast the shadow of deep disappointment and sorrow. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JOHN G. HAINES, a native of Carroll County, Ky., was born May 9, 1830. At the age of seventeen he came to Spencer County with his parents, and worked on his father's farm until the latter's death. He then worked the farm with his brother, and followed flat-boating for a number of years. Inthe summer of 1877 he built a handsome dwelling in the suburbs of Rockport, where he has since lived, but still retains possession of his farm. Mr. Haines has been quite successful in financial matters, and is one of the substantial men of the town. He takes an active interest in politics and belongs to the Republican party. His parents, Garrett and Nancy (Chadwell) Haines were natives of Kentucky. (See sketch of Willis Haines.) InOctober, 1865, he was united in marriage with Louisa Gentry, who died fourteen months later. March 20, 1866, he married Margaret R. Payne, a daughter of Benjamin Payne, by whom he is the father of two children—Pearl and Theresa. Mr. Haines and daughters are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife is a Presbyterian. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
WILLIS HAINES, one of the foremost citizens of Ohio Township, and a leading farmer of the county, was born March 7, 1828, in Carroll County, Ky. He is the second of nine children born to his parents, who were Garrett and Nancy (Chadwell) Haines, natives respectively of Kentucky and Virginia. The father was born in the same county as the son, in the year 1800, on the 13th of September. In 1847 with his family he came toSpencer County, and located on the farm now owned by John G. Haines. From 1824 to 1844 he followed flat-boating. In his business engagements he was nearly always successful, and at the date of his death, May 12, 1852, he owned considerable property and was esteemed as an upright man. The mother's birth was in Culpepper County, Va., in 1803, and her death occurred February 24. 1863, at the homestead in this county. Willis Haines was raised with his father's family in his native State, receiving but a limited education, although he much improved in later years by industrious study and reading. He followed farming and flat-boating with his father until he was of age. In the spring before his father's death he bought a small farm, upon which he moved and has ever since resided. He has engaged in farming and boating on the river with good success, but since 1873 has not followed the latter occupation. He owns 215 acres of good land in the county, and has besides this given each of his married children a good start in life. Ever since the organization of the Republican party he has been identified with it, and one of the warmest advocatesof its principles. During the Rebellion he held strong sympathies with the Union, and was an ardent supporter of its cause. Official honors he has never courted, but in 1878 he consented to be a candidate for County Commissioner, and at the election ran ahead of his ticket, being defeated by only forty-four votes. Mary B. Gentry became his wife January 27, 1853. She is a daughter of Allen Gentry, whose name appears elsewhere in this volume. Of their eight children these six are now living: James A.. Addie (Brown), Josiah, Ella, John and Livingston. Both father and mother are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are highly respected by all who know them. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
CHARLES W. HALBRUGE, of the firm of T. J. Taylor k Co., is a native of Baltimore, Md., his birth occurring May 30, 1853. He is the eldest offour living children born to the marriage of Charles H. Halbruge and Ursula B. Reichel, both of whom were natives of Germany. The father immigrated to America in 1845, locating in the city of Baltimore, where he learned the shoe-maker's trade, and where he continued to reside until 1864, when he came to Rockport, Ind., where he has since resided engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes. The subject of this sketch livedin Baltimore with his parents and with them removed to Rockport. He received a fair education, and at thirteen years of age began his career in the dry goods business as clerk. In 1874 he became a partner in the firm of T. J. Taylor & Co., but in 1879 the partnership was dissolved by limitation, Mr. Halbruge, however, continuing as clerk until 1882, when he again became a member of the firm of T. J. Taylor & Co., which has continued to the present time. He is a Democrat in politics, a charter member of the K. of P. and is one of Rockport's most enterprising and energetic young men. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
CHARLES EDWARD HALL Hatfield, IN – Charles Edward Hall, 92, of Hatfield, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his home in Hatfield, Indiana. Charles was born near Bullocktown, Indiana on August 18, 1919 to the late William George and Mary Bell (Luttrell) Hall. Charles served in the United States Navy. He was an auctioneer and also worked with the Spencer County Sheriff's Department. He had also worked with the Spencer County Garage. He is preceded in death by seven siblings. Charles is survived by his wife of 72 years, Mary Margaret Hall of Hatfield, IN; Children, Edward Lee. Hall Sr. of Hatfield, IN; Gary David Hall of Hatfield, IN; Michelle Lee Cronin of Rockport, IN; 13 Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Great-great-grandchildren; Sister, Betty Hazel Coop, and many extended family members. Services are 2 P.M. Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana. Burial is in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Indiana. The Rockport American Legion Post 254 will conduct military honors. Visitation is from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
EMMETT ALBERT HALL: Birth: Nov. 26, 1935 Boonville Warrick County, Indiana, Death: Jul. 9, 2004 Joliet, Will County llinois, Mr. Emmett Albert Hall was Born in Booneville,Indiana as the son of William George Hall and Marybelle Litral .Emmett Hall was known as Booneville's City "Dog Catcher". He was Husband of Ora Lee Hall Burke Hughey. Emmett and Ora Lee Hall had 5 children; Wanda Lee Metcalf Hall, Frank Leon Hall; Other sons Timothy Davis Hall, James Davis Hall, and Larry Ray Murphy Hall,These sons had been adopted away from the Hall Family. Frank Leon Hall was the only son of Emmett A, Hall to continue his family name. Frank and wife, Alice Davis Hall had 3 Daughter's; Sharon Kaye, Amanda Lynn, Mary Ann and Justin Adam are all Grandchildren of Emmett A. Hall -
Although their are other Grandchildren; Megan Metcalf,Josh Metcalf,Tyler Metcalf (children of Wanda Hall). Brittanie Murphy, Dalton Murphy, Todd Murphy, Garett Murphy, Jacob Murphy (children of Larry Murphy). Dillon Davis (child of James Davis) and Zack Davis, (child of Tim Davis).
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BAILEY W. HAMILTON, Trustee of Ohio Township, was born December 10, 1837, in Spencer County, Ind., and is the fourth of eight children born to Barney and Margaret (Frank) Hamilton. He was reared to manhood in his native county, and in early years received the common district schooling. At twenty years of age he left home and for two or three years he worked as a farm hand in the neighborhood. He then took possessionof his share of the estate bequeathed him by his father and has since resided thereon actively engaged in agricultural pursuits at which he has been fairly successful. October 8,1862, when rebellion was threatening the overthrow of our country, he enlisted in Company A, Twenty-eighth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served faithfully until June 22, 1865, when he was honorably mustered out of the service. He participated in the engagements at Helena, Ark., Little Rock, and Oakland, Miss., and various other battles. As a Republican in politics he was elected Trustee of his township in 1884, and is now the efficient and obliging principal of that office. Mr. Hamilton is a member of the I. O. O. F., K. of P. and G. A. It. fraternities, and himself and wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church. In January, 1860, he married Susan H. Iglehart and by her is the father of eleven children, nine ofwhom are yet living, named: F. Wallace, James A.. Mary L., Louis Frank, Calvin, Eula, Grant, Katie and Ida. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
WILLIAM W. HAMILTON, one of the oldest native residents of the county was born June 29, 1829. The family of Hugh and Maria A. (Wright) Hamilton, of which he is a member consisted of fifteen children, seven of whom are now living. The father came to this county from Kentucky in1809, and worked on the home farm until his marriage. He then farmed on the river below the homestead until 1840, when he settled on land near the present site of Oak Grove Church. Here ho raised his large family, undergoing all the hardships of those early times. He was known as a successful farmer, a Christian gentleman and a leading member of the Methodist Church. He was called to his last resting place April 7, 1881, at the advanced age of eighty years. His wife followed him March 2, 1881, at the age of seventy seven. William W. Hamilton remained at home until he was twenty-five years old, when he bought the land where he has since resided. He has been fairly successful in business, and now owns 160 acres of land. March 20, 1855, he married Margaret M. Murphy, who died February 7, 1867. Four of the six children born to this union are living. They are Samuel F., Hugh G., Ada A. and William H. April 6, 1869, he was married to Sarah E. Woodruff, by whom he is the father of four children, three of whom, Christopher G., Fred C. and Ura are living. During the Rebellion Mr. Hamilton served in Company F, One Hundred and Twentieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry from December, 1862 to January, 1865, being engaged in the battles of Kingston, N. C., Franklin, Tenn., and numerous lesser engagements. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
CHARLES HAMMOND, a pioneer farmer of Spencer County, is a native of the township which bears his name; born July 19, 1819, being the second of six children in the family of Samuel D. and Sythia (Springston) Hammond. Samuel Hammond came from Maryland with his father and stepmother to this county in 1811, and settled near the present site of Grandview, where the elder Hammond and wife died. Samuel had learned the tanner's trade in his native State, and on arriving here in company with his brother, he opened a tanyard, which he continued in connection with farming until 1847, when he retired from business. He was twice married, his second wife being Elizabeth Wood, who bore him nine children, and who is still living on the farm where her husband died. Charles Hammond received a fair education, and taught school for two or three winters. February 8, 1842, he was joined in marriage with Ann E. Sharp, a daughter of Mathias Sharp, a prominent citizen of the county. After marriage, Mr. Hammond followed farming in Hammond Township until 1873, when he located on the farm where he now resides. He is the father of ten children, only three of whom, Eunice E. (the widow of William Sidwell), Margaret A. (now Mrs. James A. Haines), and James W., are living. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
WILLIAM H. HARDESTY, editor and proprietor of the Indiana Pocket, is a native of Gallatin County, Ky., born December 29, 1840, the youngest but one of four children born to the marriage of Richard Hardesty and Amelia Rudd. In 1856 the father removed from Kentucky to Missouri, and there engaged in merchandising. When Kansas City was in its infancy Richard Hardesty removed to that point, and erected the first business building back from the levee. He has resided there to the present time, and in the combined pursuits of farming and merchandising has amassed a comfortable fortune. Our subject's mother dying about the year 1843, his father several years afterward married Jane Peak, by whom he became the father of four children, only two of whom are now living. William H. Hardesty passed his youth with his parents in his native county, receiving such education as only the common schools afforded. In 1857 he went to Kansas City, clerking in his father's store a year and in a drug store until 1860, when he went to Denver, Col., with the tide of gold hunters drifting to that place. Shortly thereafter he returned to Kansas City, and until the breaking out of the war traveled through the South. From Memphis, Tenn., he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, as a Southern refugee, and enlisting inCompany I, First Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, served his country faithfully three years through hard fought battles and campaigns, being twice slightly wounded, and was then honorably discharged, wearing a sergeant's chevrons. After the war he was engaged in merchandising at Jeffersonville, Ind., a short time, and for a number of years thereafter ran a sleeping car between Louisville and New Orleans, on what was called the "Rip Van Winkle Line." He then merchandised in Kentucky until the spring of 1877, when he came to Rockport, Ind., which has since been his home. For the last seven years he has been very closely connected with the business interests of the place, and is at present operating one of the best drug stores of Rockport, in addition to looking after the best interests of the Pocket. In politics he is a Republican, and an active, influential worker in the interests of his party, and a member of the G. A. R. To his marriage with Mollie V. Rush, which was solemnized in , 1868, three children have been born: Rudd, James C. R. and William H. The parents are Christian and Baptist respectively. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JAY HARDY, one of Rockport's leading dry goods merchants, was born in Henderson County, Ky., June 19, 1855, being the only issue to the marriage of T. R. Hardy and Kate Semonin. After his mother's death, when he was yet an infant. Jay lived with his grandmother in Kentucky until the age of eight years, when he came to Rockport to live with his father. He was here educated, and when fifteen years old began clerking in his father's store. On attaining his majority he embarked in the dry goods, clothing and gentlemen's furnishing trade in Rockport, continuing the same until 1877, when he began a similar business at Carmi, White Co., Ill. Three years later he returned to Rockport, Ind., and assumed the management of his father's store, in which occupation he has continued to the present time. In 1884 he accepted the position of secretary and treasurer of the Rockport Knitting Factory, and is filling that position in connection with his other duties. Mr. Hardy is a member of the K. of P. ofRockport. October 16, 1877, he married Sophia B. Ayer, of McLean County, Ky., and Ida M. is the name of their only child. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
THOMAS R. HARDY, a native of Perry County, Ind., was born April 15, 1836, the eldest of five children, only two of whom are now living, born to J. and Eliza B. (Royston) Hardy. The father was born and raised in Bracken County, Ky., and in 1830 removed to Rome, Perry Co., Ind., where he engaged in merchandising, and later conducted a similar business in Stephensport, Ky. He died at that place in 1850. His widow was a native ofMaryland, and died at Rockport, Ind., in February, 1883. Our subject was raised to years of maturity by his parents, receiving his education from the common schools and graduating from a business college at Indianapolis. He clerked in his father's store in boyhood, and later engaged in a like occupation at Henderson, Ky. In 1858 he came to Rockport, Ind., and engaged in the grain trade along the Ohio River for a Louisville firm. In1860 he embarked in the dry goods trade here, and has been actively enguged in that business and dealing in tobacco, grain and general produce to the present time. In these combined pursuits he has been very successful, and as he began life a poor boy he can justly be considered a self-made man. In 1855 Mr. Hardy married Kate Semonin, by whom he is the father of one son. In 1858 he was left a widower, and the year following unitedin marriage with Jennie Ellis, and to their union have been born three children, named Thomas R., Harry E. and Annie P. In politics Mr. Hardy has been a Republican since the war, and is at present president of the Citizen's Bank of Rockport. Mrs. Hardy is a member of the Presbyterian Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
LOUIS SNYDER HARRELL, age 85 yrs, 6 months and 10 days, dies Tuesday, April 30, 1918 at 1:00pm at his home. The funeral services were held at his home at 10.00 O'Clock Thursday morning. May 2nd 1918. The services were conducted by Rev Charles Roush. Interment was in Richardson Cemetery (Eureka) from the Rockport Democrat May 10 1918
Charles Goodman Harris Birth: Aug. 23, 1899, Newtonville, Spencer County, Indiana, USA Death: Oct. 25, 1899, Newtonville, Spencer County, Indiana, USA Infant son of Masterson Goodman and Mary Elizabeth (Mills) Stephenson Harris. His gravestone is large, with two hearts at the top and HARRIS below. Barely legible, Charles Goodman is in one heart and his brother, Oatley Otterbein (twin to Odas O.), is in the other. Oatley was born on May 1, 1901 and died on Oct. 12, 1901, and was buried beside his brother.
DONALD CURTIS HARRIS Eureka, IN - Donald C. "Chuck" "Humpy" Harris, 83, of Eureka, Indiana passed from this world on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family. Chuck was born in Richland, Indiana on September 24, 1926 to the late Samuel and Mary (Weatherholt) Harris. Chuck retired from Indiana Michigan Power Plant in 1988, he was a member of IBEW Local 16 where he received his sixty year pin last year. He was a Seabees in World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 254, VFW 2953, and Eureka Lodge 397. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Bill, J.C. and Samuel Harris; Sisters, Lillian Harris, Lorean Richards, Addie Walden, Emma Breeze; Great grandson Tanner Lee Goffinet. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Dorothy; Children, Beverly Ling and her husband Andy of Rockport, IN; Donald W. Harris and his wife Susan of Rockport, IN; Pamela Isaac and her husband Fred of Hatfield, IN; Marsha Harris of Eureka, IN; Chuck was a loving papaw to his grandchildren, Mark Ling, Joey Ling, Ashley (Ling) Mallory, Leisa (Haines) Price, Melissa (Haines) Goffinet, Jonathan Harris, Ryan Harris, Rachel (Crume) Southerland. He also has sixteen great-grandchildren and a brother, Robert Harris of Elberfeld, IN. Services are 11 A.M. Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, IN. with Rev. Carl Jones officiating. Burial is in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, IN. The Rockport American Legion Post 254 will provide military honors. Visitation is from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 and from 8 A.M. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. The Eureka Masonic Lodge # 397 will have a service at 7 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice of Evansville and Bakers Creek Baptist Church of Eureka.
SIDNEY W. HARRIS, The funeral of Sidney Harris whose accidental death was mentioned last week, was held at Pleasant Valley last friday and the body was buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Rev Miller of Dale conducted the service. The following obituary was read: "Sidney W. Harris, son of Wilson A & Amanda Harris, was born Jan 27 1897, in Spencer county Ind., and died April 12 1920. at the age of 23 years, 2 months and 15 days. At the time of his death he was residing with his sister and brother-in-law. Mr and Mrs W. L. Richards of Covington, KY., where he was working as a electrician. His great talent for this kind of work was much appreciated by his employer. While working about an elevator shaft he was injured by the decending elevator and lived only a few minutes Sidney was not only capable but had a noble and most excellent character. He had good habits and such a pleasing, cheerful and lovable disposition and a pleasant word and smile for everybody, that everyone who knew him loved him and became his friend. He was well known in several communities and made a host of friends. He was kind and thoughtful of others, especially of his aged parents. He honored his country with about six months of service during the late war. He was the ninth in a family of ten children, the eldest preceded him in death. There are surviving him and mourning his decease: his father, Wilson A, his mother, Amanda, four sisters, Mrs Corda Richards of Covington Ky., Mrs Grace Stone of Calexico, Calif and Mrs Margaret Fendel of Rockport, In. , four brothers, John of Chopin Ill., Hirschel of Lake Ind, Guy and Robert at home with the parents. Also a host of other relatives and friends mourn his decease from the Rockport Democrat, 4/23/1920
EDWARD P. HARRISON, M. D., of Patronville, is a native of Lewiston, Del.; born January 1, 1845. He is the eldest of nine children in the familyof William H. and Catharine L. (Long) Harrison, natives of New Jersey and Delaware respectively. They now reside at Paoli, Orange Co., Ind. Edward P. received his education in the schools of Philadelphia and New Albany, Ind. At the age of thirteen he removed with his parents to Washington County, Ind., where he lived until the war broke out, when he enlisted in Company C, Twenty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving his country faithfully until August 27, 1864, when he was honorably discharged. At the close of the war he went to Paoli, Ind., where his parents then lived, and began the study of medicine with Solomon Dill, a leading physician of the place. In 1866 he began practicing his profession at Hayesville, Dubois Co., Ind., and afterward was located successively in Pike, Gibson and Spencer Counties, coming to the latter county in 1873. He practiced two years at Enterprise, since which he has been at Patronville, where he is postmaster. January 18, 1876, he married Isabel Mackey, a daughter of Mathias Mackey, by whom he is the father of three living children, Ernest C., Virgie L. and Eva M. He also has a son, Harry E., by a former marriage. Dr. Harrison is a member of the A. F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., K. of P., and G. A. R. and himself and wife are members ofthe Methodist Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
James Hatfield James Hatfield who departed this life at his home in Luce Township, last Saturday evening at 9:30 o'clock, had been very low for several months, but he bore his great affliction without murmuring and with a degree of fortitude and good nature rarely witnessed. He was born in Daviess County, Ky., in 1848, and was raised on a farm. When the war broke out, at the age of 18 years, he enlisted in the Union army and served for three years; after returning home he united in marriage with Bettie Hoover, and came to Spencer county, Ind, where he lived until the terrible monster death laid his relentless hand upon him and removed him from this earth to heaven. He was of a kind and good natured disposition all through life and was ever ready to help his fellow man in time of need. Many a time he would lend assistance, when really he himself needed the help the most. He was kind, generous and very affectionate to all. As a trader he had no equal and if it had not been for his kind and generous spirit he would have been worth thousands of dollars more. As an illustration of his enterprise industry and business capacity is the rapid growth of the town of Hatfield, something near twenty houses having been built inside of three years. He was really too industrious for his own good, as we think hard work and exposure in all kinds of weather shortened his days very much. His absence leaves many a man friendless as far as help and good advice are concerned. We trust how soon another may arise to take his place, but, alas! We fear none will come. He leaves a wife and six children, mother, brother and four sisters and a host of true friends to mourn on account of his death. May our Heavenly Father protect, comfort and bless the children in his absence. The Rockport Journal, Rockport, Indiana, Friday, December 5, 1890
WESLEY HATFIELD, grocer, is a native of Hamilton County, Ohio; born November 1, 1840, the third in a family of ten children born to Job and Sarah A. (Heath) Hatfield. The father, at present an attorney at Grandview, was born February 6, 1815, near Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was raised, and learned the chair-makers' trade, at which he worked in Newtown for a number of years. About the year 1845, he settled at Rono, Perry County, Ind., where he resided many years, engaged in merchandising, but in 1863 removed to Grandview, where he merchandised until 1868, since when he has engaged in legal pursuits. He has taken an active part in the public affairs of the day, and as a Democrat served as Treasurer of Perry County two terms, as State Representative one term, and as State Senator one term. Wesley Hatfield, the immediate subject of this sketch, passed his early youth in his father's store and attending the neighborhood schools. At sixteen years he began an attendance at the State University, which was discontinued six months later because of ill health. When twenty-four years old he became his father's partner in merchandising, but from 1868 to 1876 was engaged in clerking. During the latter year, he removed to Rockport, and embarked in the grocery and provision trade, at which he has ever since continued, and at which he has an established trade. Mr. Hatfield is among Rockport's most worthy and enterprising citizens, is a Democrat and a member of the Masonic and I. O. 0. F. fraternities. October 31, 1867, he wedded Miss Annie M. Lloyd, by whom he is the father of one son, Clarence L. The mother belongs to the Baptist Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
Donna Earlene Heady: Birth: Jul. 23, 1943, Dale Spencer County. Indiana, USA Death: Aug. 16, 1974, Evansville Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Married to Vernie Frank Heady October 13, 1963 in Dale, IN. Children: 1-Tammy Faye (Cletus) Brooks 2-Timothy Wayne (Rhonda)3-Ronald Curtis (Jenifer) Grandchildren: Kathi Hall, Josh Brooks, Travis Heady, Blake Heady, Leah Hughes, Andrea Hughes and Carolyn Heady. Great-grandchildren: Ciara Snyder, Hunter Hall, Amora Hall and Izabelle Fletcher. Brothers: Paul (Viola), Bob (Jane), Eldo (Pat), Ray (Audry), Amon (Donna) Sisters: Ruth (Clayton) Spurlock, Fern (Bill) Rice, Doris(Doug) Counts, Norma (Jack) Sanzoni, Faye (Gene) Hufnagel. Daughter to the late Elmer and Della (Medcalf) Reinhart. Preceded in death by, brothers Earl and Ronnie Reinhart. She passed away on August 16, 1974 from cancer. She is buried next to Frank.
Vernie Franklin Heady:Birth: Jul. 15, 1936 Grandview Spencer County, Indiana, USA Death: Aug. 14, 2008, Owensboro, Daviess County Kentucky, USA Married to Donna E. Reinhart 1963. Children: Tammy Faye (Cletus) Brooks, Timothy Wayne (Rhonda) Heady Ronald Curtis (Jenifer) Heady Grandchildren: Kathi Hall, Josh Brooks, Travis Heady, Blake Heady, Leah Hughes, Andrea Hughes and Carolyn Heady. Great-grandchildren: Ciara Snyder, Hunter Hall Amora Hall and Izabelle Fletcher. Brothers: Bob Heady and John Heady Sister: Francis Marie (Walter) Thompson Son of the late Curtis Heady and Ellen Kroeger. His wife Donna passed away on August 16, 1974, and is buried next to him.
ETHEL BELL HENDERSON Rockport, IN - Ethel Bell Henderson, 89, of Rockport, Indiana passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Miller's Merry Manor in Rockport, Indiana. Ethel was born on September 29, 1920 in Hardinsburg, Kentucky to the late James and Birdie (Cravens) Tucker. She was a home maker. Ethel enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, cooking and quilting. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband in 1998, Hilary Henderson; Son, James Roy "Buddy" Henderson; Daughter, Lucille Zogelman. Ethel is survived by her children, Junior Henderson and his wife Blanche of Hatfield, IN; Dorothy Goodwin and her husband Bobby of Chrisney, IN; Faye Miller and her husband Joe of Rockport, IN; Daughter-in-law, Donna Faye Henderson of Rockport, IN; 26 Grandchildren and 18 Great- grandchildren. Services are 11 A.M. Friday, January 8, 2010 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana with Rev. Carl Jones officiating. Burial is in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Indiana. Visitation is from 8 A.M. until 11 A.M. Friday, January 8, 2010 at the funeral home.
RODNEY WAYNE HENDERSON Rockport, IN – RODNEY WAYNE HENDERSON, 42, of Rockport, Indiana passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Rodney was born on July 10, 1968 in Owensboro, Kentucky to James R. and Donna (Goodwin) Henderson. He is preceded in death by his father, James R. Henderson; Grandparents, Hillary and Ethel Henderson; Harlan and Gertrude Goodwin. Rodney is survived by his son, Christopher A. Murray of Evansville, IN; Grandson, Elijah Murray of Evansville, IN; Mother, Donna Henderson of Rockport, IN; Brother, Jamie Henderson and his wife Tessy of Tell City, IN; Niece, Brittany Henderson; Niece, Amity Patrick; Nephew, Corey Henderson; Niece, Dakota Henderson. Services are 11 A.M. Monday, January 31, 2011 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana with Rev. Steve Mead officiating. Burial is in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Indiana. Visitation is from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. Sunday, January 30, 2011 and from 9 A.M. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.
WILLIAM AUGUSTUS HERMANNI, M. D., of Fulda, is a native of Germany, born September 9, 1843, being the second of five children born to the marriage of William F. Hermanni and a Miss Schlebusch, both natives of Germany, where the latter died in 1850. The former is still a resident of that country, and is superintendent of extensive coal mines in Weilburg, Germany. William A. was reared at home, and received a good literary education in a college of his native town, Weilburg. During 1858-59 he studied medicine at Giessen, and received a diploma from that institution in the latter year. He then remained at home with his father, rather retiring from his studies on account of ill health. In 1868 he came to America and practiced medicine in Pennsylvania until 1876, when he came to his present location. He now controls a fairly remunerative practice, in which he is very successful. In politics he is a Republican. from Biographical Sketches , Harrison Township, Spencer Co., IN
MRS FRANCES T HILL, widow of the late Charles G Hill died January 14 1909 at the house of her daughter, Mrs Henry Schumaker, near Hatfield. Mrs Hill was born on April 6th 1819 and was eighty-nine years old, nine months and six days old. She was united in marriage to Charles G Hill, Dec 20 1828 and was the mother of eleven children by the union, six of whom survive. They are: Washington, Mrs Mattie Garrett and John who reside in Kansas. James in Missouri, Mrs Lizzie Giles in Oklahoma and Mrs Henry Schumaker of this county. She is also sirvived by one brother, Milton P Beasley and one sister, Mrs Delia Jones, both of whom live in this county Mrs Hill was ill about three weeks. She made her home with her daughter, Mrs Schumaker, the past eight years and for more than a year has been blind. The remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in Pleasant Valley cemetery January 16th. The funeral services being conducted by Rev. J A Tiedt of Rockport from the Rockport Democrat, JAN 1909 (ls)
GEORGE W HICKS, was born December 23 1840 and died at his home in this city June 5 1911 at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 13 days. He was united in marriage to Cynthia Ann Dawson on October 25 1867. To this union were born six children, four of whom have prided him in deathMr Hicks united with the General Baptist churchh in 1883 and remained a faithful christian until death. He was a corporal of Co A 26th Ky Volunteers. Funeral servicee was held from the family residence at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning with interment following in Pleasant Valley cemetery from the Rockport Democrat June 9 1911
MATTHEW HIRSCH, manufacturer of Rockport, was born July 9, 1840, in Bavaria, Germany, being one of three sons and two daughters born to Jacob Frederick and Mary Ann (Rose) Hirsch, who were also natives of Germany. In 1847, the family immigrated to the United States, landing at New Orleans, and while on their way up the river to Indiana the father died of cholera, near Vicksburg. Matthew received the greater part of his schooling in the city of Evansville and at seventeen years of age began the blacksmith's trade, at which he worked in Evansville until 1863. He then came to Rockport, and opening a blacksmith shop began working at his trade, which has increased and enlarged to such an extent that he now owns a large building where he manufactures wagons, buggies, carriages, harness, etc., and is doing an extensive business. He is a Democrat, has served as town councilman three terms and president of the same one year. He advocates the advancement of all laudable public enterprises and is an enterprising citizen. From his marriage with Martha Limberger, which occurred May 20. 1867, there are five living children, named Joseph Benjamin, Katie Gertrude, John Henry, Francis Silas and Matthew Edward. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
ROBERTA W HORROM, 85, Indianapolis, died Jan. 23, 2003. She was a plant nurse 30 years for BDPCarrier. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of donors choice. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tues. Jan. 28 in James Parker Cemetery, Hatfield. Calling will be 4 to 8 p.m. Mon. Jan. 27 in Conkle Funeral Home - Speedway. Mrs. Horrom was preceded in death by sister Mary Louise Hickerson. She is survived by nieces Denise Hickerson Wagner, Debra Hickerson Shaw; three great-nieces; a great-nephew. Birth: May 6, 1914 Death: Jan. 23, 2003 Indianapolis Marion County Indiana, USA from INDIANAPOLIS STAR-JANUARY 27, 2003
SIMON HONIG, of the firm of Honig, Killian & Co., furniture manufacturers and dealers, is a native of Baden, Germany, born July 28, 1836, a sonof Jonas Honig, who was a cabinet-maker in Baden. When six months old, our subject's mother died, and at eleven years of age he was left fatherless. He made his home with a relative and when thirteen years of age began an apprenticeship at the cabinet trade serving two years and a half. May 1, 1852, he landed in New York after an eventful trip from his native country, and for two years worked at his trade in that city. In July, 1854, he came to Rockport, Ind., and in 1860 embarked in the furniture and undertaking business upon his own responsibility. Ten years later the firm of Honig, Killian & Co. was organized, and although a year later they were burned out they immediately rebuilt and have since conducted a large and remunerative business. Mr. Honig was married September 20, 1857, to Miss Mary Killian, a native of Germany, by whom he is the fatherof ten children, five sons and three daughters now living. Mr. Honig is a Democrat in politics and himself and family belong to the Catholic Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
DR. OSCAR F. HOWARD, present Circuit Clerk of Spencer County, is a native of Muhlenburgh County, Ky., born February 26, 1849, the youngest but one in a family of ten children born to Nathaniel and Eliza (Fintress) Howard. The father was born and raised in Ohio County, Ky., learned the saddler's trade, and when a young man went to Muhlenburgh County, where he married his wife, being a native of that county, and they both resided until their respective deaths —April, 1865 and March, 1880. Oscar F. was raised in the village of South Carrolton by his parents, receiving a good common school education. He clerked in his native town one year, and in December, 1865, went to Patoka, Ind., where he clerked nearly a year longer. He then took a trip to New Orleans on a flat-boat, returning to his native town in Kentucky in 1867 and beginning the study of medicine. The winter of 1870-71 he attended the Louisville Medical College, than located, at Selvin, Ind., where he practiced his profession until April, 1873, when he located in Rockport as a partner of Dr. W. T. Hougland. The spring of 1874, he removed to Selvin but two years later returned to Rockport and engaged with his father-in-law, Wilmer Hyland, in the grocery and hardware trade. In May, 1884, he sold out, and the fall of that year was elected as a Democrat to the clerkship of Spencer County. In 1880, he was an unsuccesful candidate for the same position. Dr. Howard is a genial, intelligent and enterprising gentleman and a member of the K. of P. January 8, 1874, he wedded Miss Mary M. Hyland and by her is the father of five children, four living named—Bessie, Oscar F., Sallie Bruce and Wilmer W. The parents belong to the Presbyterian Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
JOHN HOWK, a native of Prussia, came to the United States with his parents in 1850, and located in Kentucky, where he worked on the farm at home until the war, when he enlisted in Company D, Fourth Kentucky Cavalry, serving three years and eight months. Since the war he has followed farming and stock-raising, making a specialty of draft horses, of which he has some very fine specimens. He came to this county in 1872. At the age of thirty he married Lavina E. Deckert, a native of Virginia, who has borne him five sons, three of whom—Joseph L., John J., and George W.—are living. Mr. Howk is a Democrat in politics; is a member of the I. O. O. F., and he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. He was born March 9, 1835, being the only child of Benjamin and Hannah (Miller) Howk. His father, who was a miller by trade, died in Kentucky in1852, and his mother afterward married Casper Gleichman. Mr. Howk is an enterprising citizen, and has done much to improve the stock of this county. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
HON. WILSON HUFF. The history of Spencer County, particularly Huff Township, could not be written correctly without more than a mere passing notice of the family for whom the township was named. At an early period in the history of this country, members of this family settled on the eastern shore of Maryland, where they were known as law-abiding and industrious people. ' John Huff and wife, formerly Elizabeth Dodderidge, emigrated West about the year 1784, and while on their way stopped to rest near the present city of Pittsburgh. Mr. Huff, while hunting game, was attacked and killed by the Indians. Mrs. Huff, with her children and other emigrants, continued on down the Ohio River, and settled in Breckenridge County, Ky., where they erected forts to protect them from the Indians. The children of John Huff were Benjamin, Reuben, Jesse, John, Aaron, Aquila, Priscilla and Dorcas. It was in one of the forts above spoken of that Aquila Huff, the old pioneer of this county, was raised from five to twenty-one years of age. He married Mary, daughter of Stephen Rawlins, in 1807, and in 1815 settled in what is now Spencer County, Indiana, being one of the very first to settle in what is now Huff Township, which was named after him. He resided within the county until his death, in 1857, and was an honor and credit to his county and State. To him and wife eight children were born as follows : Henderson, Wilson, John D., William, Rebecca, Abigail, Sallie and Jane. Wilson Huff, the next oldest of these, and the immediate subject of this sketch, was born in Breckenridge County, Ky., February 14, 1812, and in 1815 came to this county with his parents and has since here resided. Notwithstanding his limited educational advantages, he secured a good practical knowledge of books by much private study, and a fair knowledge of surveying. For ten or twelve years he has served Spencer County as surveyor, and to his credit can be said no one has filled the requirements of that office more satisfactorily. In 1844 Elizabeth, daughter of Silas Garrett, became his wife, and by him the mother of eight children : Mary F., John Q., Aquila C., Annetta, Wilson K., Rebecca F., and F. W. Of these only the following are now living : Mary (Mrs. W. H. Protsman), Aquila, Wilson and Ford W. Mr. Huff is a gentleman of an abundance of good practical sense, and although his own education is limited, he has taken great pains and spared no reasonable expense in the schooling of his children. His son Aquila is a graduate of the State University, and the fall of 1885 is to assume charge of the Troy schools. Another son passed two years at the same university as his brother, and is now at Danville. In 1845-46 and 1881 Mr. Huff was elected from Spencer County to the Lower House of the State Legislature, and besides this has filled other positions of honor and trust. In 1871 he was bereft, by death, of his companion and wife. A farmer by occupation, he has made life a financial success. He is one of the few men who have had strength and genius to rise above the ordinary circumstances of life, to acquire knowledge, though opposed by difficulties, to elevate his character above reproach, and to secure for himself integrity and eminent usefulness. from Biographical Sketches , Huff Township, Spencer Co., IN
JOHN H. HUFFMAN, born in Hancock County, Ky., in 1812, is a son of George Huffman, a native of Lancaster, Penn., who settled in what is now Knox County, this State, in 1804, remaining four years and then removing to Kentucky. In 1812 he again moved to Indiana Territory, and settled on land now owned by the subject of this sketch. J. H. Huffman succeeded to his father's estate in this county, and has always made Spencer County his home, where he has followed agricultural pursuits and milling. In 1840 he married Delilah I. Stapleton, a native of Kentucky, who died in 1857, after bearing a family of nine children, five yet living. George W., the eldest, died at the battle of Vicksburg while serving his country in the Forty-ninth Indiana Regiment. Those living are all located near the old homestead, and are among the county's best citizens. In 1862 Mr. Huffman wedded Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Cravens) Harris. In 1878 he was elected commissioner of Spencer County on the Republican ticket. John Riley Huffman, a son of the above, was born in Spencer County April 1, 1847. He received a fair English education. He worked in his father's grist and saw-mill, and became master of his trade. In December, 1863, he enlisted in Company L, Thirteenth Indiana Cavalry, serving until mustered out at the close of the war. Returning home, he followed flat-boating, etc., in connection with his milling interests until 1880, when he was elected on the Republican ticket to the office of sheriff of Spencer County. He is now operating the saw and grist-mill which he bought of his father, and also conducts a general store. December 5, 1869, he married Rhoda H. Butler, a native of Spencer County and only child of John H. Butler. They have five children. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and is recognized throughout the county as an enterprising business man. from Biographical Sketches , Harrison Township, Spencer Co., IN
JOHN M. HUFFMAN, a prominent farmer of Ohio Township, is a native of Spencer County, born June 16, 1844. He is the youngest of five children in the family of Jacob and Catharine Huffman, natives of Kentucky, from which State they came to this county about 1830. When John M. was an infant two or three weeks old his mother died, and four years later his father married Martha Johnson, who still resides on the home farm. Our subject received only an ordinary education, and remained at home until January, 1864, when he enlisted in Company H, Forty-Second Indiana Volunteer Infantry. With his regiment he was in the Atlanta campaign, participating in many of its battles, and went with Sherman on his famous march to the sea. Since the war he has been engaged infarming in this and Grass Townships. He has been very successful as a farmer, and now owns over 270 acres of good land. He is a Democrat inpolitics, and a warm advocate of the principles of his party. Mr. Huffman was married January 31, 1869, to Mary Rasor, a daughter of County Commissioner James Rasor. They have two children—Grace E., and John A. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
WILMER HYLAND, a prominent citizen and early settler of Rockport, was born in Cecil County, Md., November 5, 1820, being the youngest ofseven children born to the marriage of Jacob Hyland and Elizabeth Thackery, both of whom were natives of Maryland. The father, a soldier of the war of 1812, always resided in his native State, where he followed farming, fishing and merchandising, in which combined pursuits he was reasonably successful. He died when our subject was a lad of about five years old, followed by his widow in Burlington, N. J., in 1843, while on a visit to friends in New York. Wilmer Hyland was raised in his native county to years of maturity, receiving a good business education. In 1844, he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, with a Polk delegation, and concluding to remain, embarked in the dry goods trade, at which he continued until 1846. He then took a stock of goods to Mundy's Landing, Mercer County, Ky., after selling which he came to Rockport, Ind. He here engaged in the dry goods business until 1852, and from that time to May 14,1884, dealt in hardware, groceries, wooden and willow-ware, and seeds. Mr. Hyland has been an enterprising citizen and a successful merchant. In politics Mr. Hyland is a Democrat. He now owns 400 acres of good land in the county, besides valuable property in Rockport. June 29, 1853, he united in matrimony with Mary S. Mears, a native of Hamilton County, Ohio, and by her is the father of four children, three yet living: Mary M., Kate A., and Wilmer. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
Allen Lee Jackson, Sr. Birth: Mar. 26, 1933 Patronville Spencer County Indiana, USA Death: Aug. 22, 2008 Patronville Spencer County Indiana, USA
Patronville, IN. - Allen Lee Jackson, Sr. of Partonville, IN. went to be with the Lord on August 22, 2008, at his home with his wife by his side. Allen was born on March 26, 1933 in Partonville, IN. to the late Emmitt and Edna Jackson. Allen was a veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served as a medic. He retired from Peerless Pottery after 39 years of service and also worked at Ritchie Cleaners. Allen was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. He loved spending time with his family and friends and he also enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching baseball. He is preceded in death by four brothers, Estel, John, Warden and Louis Jackson; four sisters, Elizabeth Wedding, Tula Lindsey, Ethel Tharp and Grace Carver. Allen is survived by his wife of 49 years, Georgia Jackson of Patronville, IN.; three sons, Allen L. Jackson, Jr. and his wife Lisa of Patronville, IN., Emmitt Jackson and his wife Betsy of Lexington, KY., Mark Jackson and his wife Tammy of Rockport, IN., and one daughter, Cindy Evans of Rockport, IN., one sister-in-law, Mary Edwina Jackson of Rockport, IN.; seven grandchildren, Candice Smith and her husband Chris of Patronville, IN., Tasha Jackson and her fiancé Brian Davis of Evansville, IN., Kristopher Jackson of Lexington, KY., Kimberly Jackson of Rockport, IN., Sheena Jackson of Lexington, KY., Krista Jakob of Columbus NE., and Jason Taylor stationed in North Carolina; six great-grandchildren, Gauge Smith, Talan, Payten, Holly,Andrew, and Cole Davis; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Services are 2:00 p.m. Tuesday August 26, 2008 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, IN. with Pastor Larry Smith officiating. Allen will be laid to rest in New Hope Cemetery in Grandview, IN. with The Rockport American Legion Post 254 providing full military honors. Visitation is from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday August 25, 2008 and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. from www.boultinghousefuneralhome.com