SALLEE BENJAMIN K. SALLEE, a native of Ohio County, Ky.. was born February 6, 1824, being the eighth of thirteen children born to the marriage of Oliver P. Sallee and Elizabeth Johnson, both natives of the Old Dominion. They came to this county about 1832, and located on a tract of land in the Barnett neighborhood, where they lived until 1842, when they went to White County, Ill. The father died there in 1872, and the mother two or more years previous. Benjamin K. Sallee came to this county with his parents, but when they went to Illinois he remained and worked on a farm as a laborer until November 11, 1846, when his marriage with Elizabeth Hamilton took place. After marriage he worked on rented land until 1850, when he settled on a tract of land in the woods on Section 9, which he cleared and improved, and upon which he has since resided. Both himself and wife are members of the Methodist Church. They have eight living children : William B., Maria (widow of Samuel Knox), Nancy I. (wife of William Pool), James H., Samuel F., Hugh M., Narcissa, and one name not learned. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
SARGENT CAPT. WILLIAM H. SARGENT, county Auditor, was born January 18, 1844, in Spencer County, Ind., a son of John M. and Eliza (Sharp) Sargent, both natives of Ohio. The father was born July 27, 1812 ; married September 9, 1835 ; died in August, 1859. The mother was born February 18, 1816; bore her husband five children, and died in September, 1881. About the year 1839 the family settled in Hammond Township, this county, following farming there until 1846, when they moved to Ohio Township, and farmed south of Rockport. In 1854 they removed to Rockport and kept the Sargent House for many years, where our subject now lives. William H. made his home with his parents during youth and early manhood, receiving such education as the public schools afforded. In 1858 he began the printer's trade in the office of the Rockport Democrat, and there received a practical education which has benefited him greatly in later years. In July, 1861, he enlisted as private in Company K, Twenty-fifth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving until April 25, 1862, when he was discharged for disability contracted in the service. In May, 1864, he formed a company for the 100-days' service, was made captain, and merged into the One Hundred and Thirty-sixth Indiana Regiment, serving the full term of enlistment. Since the war he has been engaged in varied pursuits, principally clerking, boating, printing, marshal of Rockport, railroading, and acting as deputy postmaster. In 1882 he was elected auditor of the county, and the year following assumed control of the office and is now the efficient, agreeable and popular principal. Mr. Sargent is an active worker in the ranks of the Republican party, and is a member of the I. O. O. F., K. of P., and G. A. R. fraternities. He married Margaret H. Kincheloe September 2, 1866, who died December 26, 1869, leaving one son John A. September 22, 1873, he married Fannie B. Hawkins, and by her is the father of four children : Lida R., Mary Cecil, William H. and Belle (deceased). Mrs. Sargent belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
SCAMMAHORN JOSEPH SCAMMAHORN, born June 24, 1829, in Hamilton County, Ohio, is a son of Rev. Jacob Scammahorn, one of the pioneer preachers of the United Brethren Church in Spencer County. Joseph Scammahorn is one of the successful farmers of Ohio Township, and beginning life as a poor boy deserves considerable credit for the energy he has displayed in making life a financial success. In 1850 he united in marriage with Miss Annabel Hearn, and to their union the following-named children have been born : Jesse, Jacob, Clara, Josephine and Viola. During early manhood Mr. Scammahorn began teaching school winters, an occupation he continued for a period of thirty years. In politics he became a Republican at the organization of that party in 1856, and since that time he has always advocated its principles. During the Rebellion he was sergeant-major on Col. Crook's staff of the State militia. from Biographical Sketches , Ohio Township, Spencer Co., IN
MICHAEL B SCHAFFER, died las t friday night after an illness of eight months of stomach trouble. He was born in this state May 20 1854. At the age of fourteen years he came to this county where he resided until his death In 1879 he was united in marriage to Mary A Ricker, who with two daughters surive. Funeral services was conducted by Rev F E Schaub of Rockport and the remains interred in Richardson Cemetery. He was 57 years of age. from county news, Eurehka, Rockport Democrat 8/11/1911
BERNARD SCHNEIDER, proprietor of Fulda Exchange, hotel and general store, is a native of Prussia, born January 28, 1823. He is the second in a family of three children born to the marriage of William Schneider and Agnes Beckmann, both natives of Prussia, where they passed their lives. Bernard was reared in his native country on a farm, receiving an ordinary education. He was a soldier in the Prussian Army from 1846 to 1849. In the latter year he came to the United States, and located at Cincinnati, and remained until 1856. In that year he came to Fulda, and bought a farm two miles south of the village. In 1866 he embarked in his present business, in which he has been quite successful. Besides the large, three-story brick building in which he conducts his business, he owns 160 acres of land and considerable other property. November 27, 1850, he was united in marriage with Mary Greskamp, a native of Hanover, by whom he is the father of eight children : John B., Mary, Caroline M., Anna G., Joseph, Theodore H., Franciska and Katharine G. Himself and family are members of the Catholic Church. His wife died February 13, 1884. He has been the postmaster at Fulda ever since 1866. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - HARRISON Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
SEIM FREDERICK SEIM, born November 2, 1829, in Rensselaer County, N. Y., is the eldest of two children, Frederick and William, deceased, born to John and Walburga (Fehr) Seim, who were natives respectively of Hesse Darmstadt and Baden, Germany. They were married in New York, in 1827, and ten years later started for Evansville, Ind., expecting to make that their future home. Embarking at Cincinnati on board the steamer "Moselle" they continued on their journey as far as Columbia, when the boat's boiler exploded, killing many of the passengers among them being John Seim and his youngest son William. Their remains were recovered near Madison, Ind., and were given proper burial. Mrs. Seim and the subject of this sketch were rescued by parties in a skiff after narrowly escaping death. They returned to Cincinnati, where Frederick was reared to manhood. After serving a four years' apprenticeship in the furniture factory of Smith & Hawley he was made foreman, and continued in that capacity until 1857, when he moved with his family to Huff Township, Spencer Co., Ind., where he has since resided, engaged in agricultural pursuits. He is the owner of 180 acres of good land, and although a Republican in politics was an advocate of the election of Cleveland and Hendricks. Mr. Seim was married February 19, 1854, to Miss Elizabeth Eiden, who was born in Germany November 22, 1834, a daughter of Henry and Catharine (Kiebel) Eiden. Nine children have been born to their union as follows: Anna E. (Mrs. Charles Reif), Charles F., Mary L., Amelia (Mrs. M. P. Greathouse), Susan, John B., Henry M., Ferdinand and Charles W., deceased. from Biographical Sketches , HUFF Township, Spencer Co., IN "History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - Huff Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
JOHN SHACKELFORD,aged about 28 years, died at the home of his mother, Elizabeth Shackelford, two miles west of Grandview, last saturday. His remains were followed to Rockport by a large concourse of relatives and friends from the Rockport Democrat, 7/1/1921
SHOURDS JAMES SHOURDS is a native of Tuckerton, N. J. ; born August 19, 1807, being one of twelve children born to Solomon and Hannah (Howell) Shourds. He was reared at home with his father, who was a carpenter, but James chose a farmer's life. December 31, 1827, he married Mary A. Adams, a native of New Jersey, by whom he is the father of four living children. They are Samuel, John W., Marion L. and James C. Several years after his marriage he came to Ohio, where he remained a few months, and afterward went to Keokuk, Iowa. About 1840 he came to Spencer County, and located on a farm near the river, five miles below Rockport. This he traded for the farm where he now resides with his son, Marion L. Mr. Shourds has been very successful in his business, and is well and favorably known in the county. In politics he was formerly a Republican, but now considers himself independent of any party affiliation. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
LETITA SINGLETON: Not very frequently does it happen that one who has lived to be more than four score and 10 years of age calls a minister to open the doors of the church and be baptized into the Christian Faith. That thing occurred however at Richland city in this county last monday. Letita Singleton, aged 93 years in Aug 1904, was received into the church and baptized by immersion by Elder James Bobbit While the minister was at the Singleton home, two miles South of Richland city last Sunday to visit Mrs Singleton's son who is ill, She requested him to hold a meeting at the church Monday morning, to give her an opportunity to join and be baptized, This he readily consented to do and did so. Mrs Singleton belongs to one of the very prominent families of Luce Township. She is the sister to he late William B Richardson, whose life is so closely connected with the history and development of that part of the county. Mrs Singleton was born in Hardin County, Ky. At the age of two years she removed with her parents to Perry County IN. For the past 70 years her home has been on the homestead in Luce Township. where she now lives and where she reared a large family, having at this time living, 6 children, 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren note: she was buried on the homestead 1908, aged 96 years taken from the Rockport Democrat March 10 1905
Sarah A. Haines (Rice) Sisco was Samuel G.’s later wife. She was born 16 August 1827 in Ohio and died in 17 June 1911, according to her Death Record (#256) in the Spencer County Courthouse. That record states she died of "paralysis" after an illness of 5 days; her father was Joseph Haines and her mother "unknown." (I have been told that a man by the name of Levi Haines donated land for the Newtonville church and is buried in Sergeant’s Cemetery.) There are no entries for Cisco, Scisco, or Sisco in the 1880 Spencer County Indiana Federal Census (abstracted by Kristine Manley and Sharon Patmore, 1990). According to the 1900 Spencer County Indiana Census for Hammond Township, District #63, she was living with her daughter Anna’s family (household #49). Her father was born in Kentucky and her mother in Maryland. She is buried in Fairview Church Cemetery, located about 5 miles north of Grandview (east and somewhat south of Newtonville) on Highland Road (300/250E). It is #19 in Volume 1 of Spencer County (Ind.) Cemetery Inscriptions (Compiled by Spencer County Historical Society, Rockport, Indiana, 1987), and the listing for Sarah is on page 203. The inscription indicates the years of her birth and death. The stone is located on the north side of the drive that goes up to the church.
MRS ELIJAH SPRADLIN, aged about 55 years died at her home near the shiloh m. e. parsonage last sunday of lung trouble. the funeral was held monday afternoon and was conducted by rev r r bryan. the interment was in the shiloh cemetery from the rockport democrat, feb 7 1908 (ls)
WILLIAM STATELAR, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Spencer County, was born in the county, March 1, 1820. His parents, George and Elizabeth (Smethers) Statelar, were natives of Pennsylvania and Tennessee respectively. The father, born in 1766, came to Ohio County, Ky., about the beginning of the present century, where he was engaged in farming until 1808. He then went to Daviess County, the same State, was married, and lived there until 1818, when he came to this county. He bought a tract of land in Ohio Township, which he cleared and improved, and upon which he lived until his death, September 19, 1836. The mother died December 9, 1859. William Statelar received his education in the primitive log schoolhouse of the frontier. At the age of eighteen he took charge of his father's farm, which he managed until a year after his marriage. He then farmed in various parts of the township, when he bought the place upon which he resides. January 29, 1843, he married Mary A. McCollum, a native of Ohio, who died May 1, 1864. By this marriage he is the father of four children now living. March 16, 1865, he was united in marriage with Elmira Lashbrook. They have one child, Roy, now living. Mr. Statelar has been a member of the Methodist Church for nearly half a century. His wife is also a member. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
ARTHUR "WAYNE" STEPHENS
Rockport, IN - Arthur "Wayne" Stephens, 70, of Rockport, Indiana passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center in Newburgh, Indiana. Wayne was born in Newtonville, Indiana on August 10, 1939 to the late Archibald and Stella (Bolin) Stephens. He served in the United States Army. Wayne retired from ALCOA after 35 years of service. He enjoyed working in his garden and with his fruit trees. Wayne had a talent for fixing anything mechanical. He was often called upon by family and friends for help with their projects. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Lillian Grayvill and Ruth Souder. Wayne is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Stephens; Sons, Tim Stephens and his wife Nicole of Evansville, IN; Todd Stephens and his wife Patty of Evansville, IN; Tony Stephens and his friend Brandi; Grandchildren, Tyler, Taira, Timberlei, Grant, Brynne, Olivia, Roxanne; Niece, Carla Steincamp; Nephews, Mickey Bailey, Bruce Grayvill. Services are 2 P.M. Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana with Rev. Carl Jones officiating. Burial is in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Indiana. The Rockport American Legion Post 254 will conduct military honors. Visitation is from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. Tuesday, December 1, 2009 and from 8 A.M. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
LUTHER F STEPHENS, from The Times Journal NOV 11 1999
Luther G Stephens, 74 of Hatfield, Ind., formerly of Russell County, died Sunday Nov & 1999 at St Mary's Hospital, IN. Born in Russell County, he was the son of Evaline McQueary and Henderson Stephens, both of who preceded him in death. Surviviors include wife: Joyce Stephens of Hatfiels Sons: Darrell & Allen, both of Hatfield IN granddaughter: Pam Stephens of Hatfield Brother: R V Stephens of Russell Srpings 5 sisters: 1) Bessie Stephens of Manchester IN 2) Clara Cunningham of Middletown Ohio 3) Cora Aaron of Russell Springs 4) Delphia Coffey of Russell Springs 5) Martha Bernard of Russell Springs
Funeral services were held at 1p. m. Wednesday Nov 10 at Boulting-House Funeral Home , Evansville IN, Interment was in Hatfield IN
MRS JOHN STOCKHOWE, nee Medcalf, died at her home here Thursday, jan 26th after six weeks' illness of dropsy. She was born November 18,1851, making her fifty nine years, two months and eight days old. She united with the presbyterian church at Dale at the early age of fifteen and lived a christian life from that time. She was the mother of five children, four of whom, Will, George, Edward and Lewis together with the father mourn her loss, one son Samuel having preceded her in death. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev O C Taylor at the U. B Church Saturday afternoon, followed by interment at the Richardson Cemetery
on page eight under Lincoln City news : Edward Stockhowe of Memphsis Tenn., and Will Stockhowe of St.Louis, were here to attend the funeral of their mother, Mrs John Stockhowe
(feel the cemetery is the Richardson cemetery that is NE of Lincoln City, not the one in the south of the county. from the Rockport Democrat, Feb 3 1911 ls)
JOHN STOCKHOWE John Stockhowe Est. Admr files final report which is approved and trust ended.... from the Rockport Democrat on Oct 3 1919
from a legal advertisement in the Rockport Democrat on Sept 19 1919 final notice for debts and notice of heirs to appear with proof of relationship for final settlement,
June 21 1918 - Edward Stockhowe is executor
THE STURM FAMILY is one of the most respected and best known families of Harrison Township. Joseph G. Sturm and his wife, Mary M. Master, are natives of Bavaria. The former came to the United States in 1838 with his parents, who located in Baltimore, Md. In 1846 they came to Dearborn County, Ind., where Joseph G. was married, and followed wagon and carriage-making, and was postmaster of his town for some time. He was also a notary public. In 1864 he came to Spencer County and located on a farm in Harrison Township, where he lived one year. He then engaged in the general merchandise and wagon-making business at St. Meinrad, in which he has continued to the present. From 1865 to 1879 he was postmaster of St. Meinrad, being the first after the postoffice was removed from the abbey. He has been twice elected commissioner of Spencer County. His term of office expires in November, 1885. Himself and family are members of the Catholic Church, and he is one of Spencer County's most enterprising citizens. The following are the members of his family: Joseph M., Juliana (a Benedictine sister in Ferdinand, Dubois Co., Ind.) George M., Alios A., Mary E. (of the same order as Juliana), Minnie M., Louis H., Paul L., Josephine M., Frank X., William F. and Magdaline S. (twins). Mr. Sturm was born November 26, 1829, the eldest of a family of thirteen, of which four are living. His parents were John M. and Mary A. Sturm. He attended school for three years in Germany, and received about a year's instruction in English, but he has acquired a very liberal education by much desultory reading.
WILL of Joseph G Strum, in the Rockport Democrat Jan 29 1909 The will of the late Joseph G Strum of St Meinrad, was probated last monday. All of the property of the deceased is be quested to his wife Mary Magdalene Strum. She is to have absolute contral and ownership of the personal property without a dministration. The will was executed April 13 1898 and was witnessed by Adolf Egloff and John M Schnell
GEORGE M. STURM, son of the above, was born in Dearborn County, Ind., June 27, 1856. He came to Spencer County with his parents. He received a good education in St. Meinrad's College, and taught school in this and Gibson Counties for five years. In 1878 he began clerking in his father's store, and in 1882 he entered into partnership with his father in the business in which he is at present engaged. In 1884 he was appointed postmaster. February 14, 1882, he married Theresa Schunterman, a native of Dubois County, Ind. One child, Louisa Theresa, has been born to them. PETER ZARN, proprietor of St. Joseph Hotel at St. Meinrad, is a native of Switzerland, born September 21, 1834. He is the eldest of seven children born to Blasi and Rosa (Willi) Zarn, natives of the same country. His father came to the United States in 1856 and located in Davenport, Iowa, where he was engaged in farming. He then, in 1858, removed to Perry County, Ind., and lived with his children until 1860. From this time until 1873 he resided at Ferdinand, since which he has lived a retired life at St. Meinrad. His wife died in 1862. Peter was reared in his native country, receiving a fairly good education. He came to the United States with his parents, and lived with them in Iowa, where he was engaged as a bar-tender. After leaving Iowa he worked at various places in Spencer and Perry Counties, Ind., and at various vocations. In 1882 he engaged in his present business, in which he has been quite successful. June 16, 1859, he was united in marriage with Mary Veste, a native of Switzerland. They have had nine children, five of whom, Anna A. Kunigunde, Plazidus, Jacob and Christina, are living. Mr. Zarn and wife are members of the Catholic Church.
STUTEVILLE ELIJAH C. STUTEVILLE, a member of one of the prominent pioneer families of Spencer County, was born March 8, 1832. He is the third of seven children born to John A. and Mary (Clarkston) Stuteville, both natives of Kentucky. The father, when a young man came to this county, and entered a tract of land on Section 4, Ohio Township, upon which a few years after his marriage he located. He was a very successful farmer, and at the time of his death owned several hundred acres of land. He was magistrate of the county and associate judge of the Probate Court for a number of years, also held the office of county treasurer. He died January 13, 1872. His wife preceded him about fifteen years. Elijah was reared at home, receiving but little schooling. On reaching his majority, he began farming for himself on his father's land, where he continued until 1869, when he built his present residence. He and three brothers own a large tract of land adjoining each other, and up to within a few years have worked their land together. He now owns 250 acres, and makes a specialty of raising fine stock, especially short-horn cattle. March 5, 1854, he married Nancy Tramel, a native of Green County, Ind., who bore him three children, all deceased. She died in the spring of 1861, and June 5, 1864, he was united in marriage with Amanda E. Brady. They have four children now living, Katie M., Caroline B., William O. and Grace D. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
MARTIN STUTEVILLE (deceased), youngest son of John A. Stuteville, was born March 6, 1840. (See sketch of E. C. Stuteville. He was reared on the farm, and for a number of years was engaged in farming, and running farm machinery as threshers, corn shellers, hay bales, etc. In July, 1862, he enlisted in the Fourth Indiana Cavalry. He had served only a few months, however, when he was taken sick, and lay in the hospital, until he was discharged on account of disability. He died August 17, 1883. His death was a great loss, not only to the bereaved wife and family, but to the entire community, where he was known as an enterprising farmer, and an honest, upright citizen. He was married December 6, 1861, to Ann E. Hamilton, a daughter of Hugh Hamilton, whose sketch appears in this work. The children born to this union now living are Martin J., Nancy E., Susan B., Fannie C., Hugh H., Zona, Elijah C. and Ann E. Mrs. Stuteville still lives on the farm, which is the old homestead of her husband's father. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
SWALLOW THOMAS R SWALLOW,whose death occurred Sept 7 in a St Louis hospital, was a son of Mr and Mrs F W Swallow of Richland City, was 27 years old. The remains were brought here and interred in Mt Zion cemetery from the Rockport Democrat 9/30/1921 (ls)
SWAN ELBERT M. SWAN, attorney and counselor-at-law, was born in Peoria, Ill., May 30, 1848, the younger of two children born to Thomas J. and Laura A. (Wyman) Swan. The father was a native of the capitol of West Virginia, and there began the study of medicine. He went to Europe, and attended lectures in one of the most renowned medical colleges of France, then returned to this country, and located at Kalamazoo, where he married, his wife being a native of Oswego, N. Y. In 1847 he moved to Peoria, Ill., and about ten years later removed to Wolfe Creek, Ky. From the beginning to the close of the war he was stationed at Louisville, as surgeon of the Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry, and about 1866 came to Spencer County, Ind., making his home here until his death, May 29, 1881. He was an honest, industrious and esteemed citizen, a moral, upright man, and during his latter years followed the ministry of the Baptist Church. His widow yet survives him, and resides in Rockport. Elbert M. Swan, the immediate subject of this sketch, at sixteen years of age accepted a position in the Quartermaster's Department at Louisville, where he remained until the close of the war. He clerked in Louisville until 1867, when he came to Rockport and attended the Collegiate Institute about two years, afterwards teaching subscription school three years. During this time he completed the Sophmore year of the Indiana State University, also reading law, and in 1874 graduated from the law department of the Cincinnati College. Returning to Rockport he began the practice of his profession, and although now alone in his practice, he has been associated with G. L. Reinhard and C. L. Wedding. June 13, 1877, he married Miss Helen Richardson, daughter of William D. Richardson, a prominent citizen of this county. He is a Democrat, and a member of the Masonic and K. of P. fraternities. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
JOHN TALBERT,an aged citizen of this place died last saturday of general debility. Deceased was 81 years of age and is survived by several children, all grown. Funeral service occurred Sunday at New Hope Babtist church conducted by Rev. Stevens with interment in the church cemetery from the Rockport Democrat, March 5 1915 (ls)
TAYLOR T. J. TAYLOR & Co., founded in 1858 by T. J. Taylor, has at present three partners T. J. Taylor, B. M. Taylor and Charles W. Halbruge. The senior member of this firm was born September 1, 1811, in Hamilton County, Ohio, and was raised in the city of Cincinnati, where for a number of years he followed mercantile pursuits. He removed to Dearborn County, Ind., when a young man, married Mary E. Moore, and for years was a merchant at Aurora, Ind. In 1858 he moved to Rockport and engaged in the dry goods business, returning to Aurora in 1862, but has ever since retained an interest in the business at this place. B. M. Taylor is a son of T. J. Taylor. He was born at Aurora, Ind., December 1, 1837, and is the eldest of four children. When twenty-one years of age he came to Rockport with his father, and since that time has contributed largely to the success of the firm. May 1, 1861, he united in marriage with Annie E. Bliss, a native of Portsmouth, Ohio, and the result of their union is a family of three sons and two daughters all living. (For sketch of Mr. Halbruge see elsewhere in this volume.) The firm is one of the most reliable, enterprising and energetic in Rockport, and justly enjoys a large and lucrative trade. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
THOMAS WILLIAM H. THOMAS, born in Spencer County, Ind., July 25, 1851, is one of three children born to John F. and Mary Ann (Howell) Thomas. The father was born November 17, 1822, in Kentucky, and when quite a small child came with his parents to this county. He was raised on a farm in this county, married his wife here, and subsequently resided in Grass Township ten years, and the remainder of his life in Luce Township, his death occurring September 6, 1865. His father (and grandfather of our subject), William G. Thomas, was a prominent citizen of the county, serving as a Sheriff and Deputy Clerk many years. Mary Ann (Howell) Thomas was born July 28, 1827, a daughter of Mason J. Howell, one of the county's honored pioneers. She died May 10, 1854, he afterward marrying Martha J. Everton, who bore him four children. William H. Thomas was raised on the home farm in Luce Township, received an excellent practical education and taught school to some extent, a part of the time in Rockport. About the year 1875 he was admitted to the bar of the county, having previously read law with Judge De Bruler, and the same year entered into partnership with two prominent attorneys at Evansville, conducting business for the firm at Rockport about two years. For a time he was associated with George L. Rinehard in the practice of his profession, but since the latter's election to the bench has been alone. He is a Republican, a member of the F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., and K. of P. fraternities, and was married May 15, 1878, to Annie L. Asbury, by whom he is the father of two children : Curran A. and John Mason (deceased). Himself and wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal church. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
HENRY THORN, died on the 24th instant in his 79th year. He leaves a wife some 6-7 yrs his senior from Rockport Journal March 10 1881
KENT A TODD age 54, of Evansville, Ind., went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 16, 2011. He was born, March 17, 1957 to Glendon R. and Norma (Lynch) Todd. He was a member of The Church of Newburgh. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 181 since 1978 and was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge 397. Mr. Todd was preceded in death by his mother, Norma. Survivors include son, Andrew Todd at home; dad, Glendon Todd (Alice); brother, Dan Todd (Carolyn); sister, Dinah Myers (David); step-brother, Scott Craig; step-sister, Rikki Freeman; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Titzer Family Funeral Homes ~ Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, Ind. Brother Dale Maddux will officiate with burial in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Ind.
Mrs Almira Tower, the subject of this sketch was born Oct 14th 1825 in Dearborn County IN and died at her home near Hatfield, July 14th 1908, aged eighty-two years and nine months. Her maiden name was Hall. June 15th 1845 she was united in marriage to Alfred M Tower. To this union were born five children as followers 1. Levi H of Rockport 2. Mary E Brown of Hatfield 3. Malissa Lamb, deceased 4. Oliver H of Plattsmouth Neb 5. Ira N of Hatfield
In May 1869 here husband died and for more than thirty-nine years she has traveled the rough pathway of life in looney widowhood. She had to meet trials, afflictions and trouble for so long a time without the support and sympathy of her companion. Part of the journey has indeed been rough, as she has suffered sore afflictions. Being unable to walk for the past sven years she was compelled to sit day after day in helplessness, dependent upon the kindness of her faithful children. Well did she realize that it required greater patience to suffer God's will than tp do his will. For months, even years she sat humbly waiting the call of the master to come up higher where suffering is not known. In the death of this dear old mother many mourn the departure of one so dear. Besides her four children, she leaves twenty brandchildren and twenty two great grand children and one brother and a host of friends. They mourn not as those who have no hope. At the early age of thirteen years she united with the christian church and remained steadfast to the end. Funeral services conducted by Elder Pirtle and Rev A A Godby at the residence of her son, Ira on July 16th and burial was in the Richardson Cemetery. from the Rockport Democrat July 24 1908 (ls) there is a poem that follows this in the paper
Mrs. Perrine Tremper, ages 86 years, died Tuesday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Lamar near Eureka/ She had been an invalid for a number of years. Funeral services were held Wednesday, interment being made by the side of her sister, Mrs. Ford Wilkinson, in the Richardson graveyard. The deceased had been married three times but left no dependants. from find a grave from work of Debbie Howes
Mrs Pyrene Tremper, age eighty six years died Tuesday morning at the home of Dr. L H Lamar in Luce Township. The funeral occurred Wednesday at 2 pm at the residence, the services being conducted by Rev Godby and the interment was in the Richardson Cemetery. Mrs Temper was an Aunt of Mrs Lamar and Mrs W S Bryant of Dale and L B Wilkinson of this city from the Rockport Democrat, 7/21/1911 (ls)
TURPIN DR. JAMES TURPIN, a native of Wayne County, Ky., was born July 17, 1828, the eldest and only surviving of four children born to George K. and Jennie (McDonald) Turpin, both natives of Kentucky. The father was a millwright by trade, his death occurring in Wayne County, in 1850, where also the mother died about the year 1838. The subject of this biography was raised in his native State on a farm, and when eighteen years old went to Evansville, Ind., where he read medicine about two years with Dr. Trafton. He then lived in Alabama one year with an uncle, and in 1850 came to Rockport, Ind., and embarked in mercantile pursuits, continuing about ten years. He helped raise the first company from Spencer County in the war, but owing to the quota then being full the company was not immediately sent into active service. Returning from Indianapolis to Rockport he enlisted in Company A, of the Twenty-eighth Regiment, and participated in the battles of Pine Bluff, Helena, Little Rock and other engagements, was honorably discharged in July, 1865, wearing a sergeant's chevrons. From the close of the war until 1876 he followed contracting and building, also practicing medicine to some extent. In 1878 he entered the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, which graduated him in 1880. Since then he has been engaged in medical pursuits. Dr. Turpin is a Republican and a Mason, and himself and wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal church. February 3, 1851, he married Harriet N. Woodward, a native of Ohio, and the following named of the three children born to them are yet living: William K. and Mary Mice. History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - OHIO Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885