Location: Hartford City Indiana

Gross, Dora Minnie Bowman – Obituary

Mrs. Dora Minnie Gross, 58, wife of John H. Gross, widely known resident of the county, died Wednesday evening at 7:10 o’clock at the family home, three and a half miles south of this city on the Hoosier highway, following a three months’ illness with complication of diseases. Mrs. Gross had been in a critical condition for the past three months. It is believed by members of the family that complications of pneumonia developed during the past week and that this ailment aided by heart and kidney trouble, caused her demise. Dora Minnie Bowman-Gross was born December 6, 1867, the

Biography of Abraham Buckles Jetmore

Abraham Buckles Jetmore. The late Abraham Buckles Jetmore was one of the most forceful figures of the Kansas bar from the year 1878 until his death, March 1, 1908. During that period he gave his strength, mind, heart and talents to the upbuilding of his adopted city and state, and while engaged in discharging the duties related to a large and important practice, gave his best efforts to the cause of prohibition and toward the establishment of an honest public administration. Mr. Jetmore was born at Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, May 25, 1837, the seventh son of John Isaac and

Biography of Amour Loriaux

Amour Loriaux. Among the alert and enterprising men who during the last several years have utilized the opportunities offered at Caney for business preferment and who have attained thereby success, is Amour Loriaux, whose career is typical of modern progress and advancement, and who as a man of affairs ranks among the leaders of the younger generation in this live community. Mr. Loriaux is vice president and manager of the Connelly Window Glass Company, a concern which from modest beginnings has grown to large proportions, and has been a resident of Caney since 1908. Amour Loriaux was born at Charleroi,

Bowman, Edson Ross – Obituary

Edson R. Bowman, 64, who had lived in Sturgis and vicinity for the past 40 years, was the victim of a heart attack last night [August 7, 1944] on the Charles Seeb farm. Death, which occurred at eight o’clock, came after Mr. Bowman had desperately worked to prevent a grass fire from spreading on his farm two miles from Sturgis on South Nottawa Road. Mr. Bowman had decided to burn off a dried-up pasturage area near his home which got beyond his control. Even with his wife giving assistance by carrying water it became evident that fire apparatus would have

Bowman, Frank Athol – Obituary

Frank Athol Bowman, 65, died Sunday [March 25, 1951] afternoon in the Sturgis Memorial Hospital in Sturgis, where he had been admitted for treatment Saturday. He had been ill a long time. He was born in Hartford City, Ind., April 3, 1885, a son of Sylvester and Dorcas (Simonton) Bowman. He had been employed as a tool and die maker by the H. A. Douglas Manufacturing Co. and Reel Manufacturing Co. here and also had been employed in Sturgis by the Kirsch Co. Surviving are the widow, Carrie (Lampe) Bowman; a son, Wallace of Sturgis; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Geraldine)

Ormsby, William Oliver – Obituary

William O. Ormsby, 89, died at 6:15 o’clock Friday evening [August 16, 1946] a his home, 4 ½ miles west of Colfax in the White Church neighborhood. He had been seriously ill for the past two months. Mr. Ormsby, prominent retired farmer, was born December 23, 1858, at Ashland, Kentucky. He was married in Crawfordsville, August 14, 1884, to Violet M. Coyner. His wife preceded him in death on April 20, 1911. Mr. Ormsby was the second oldest man living in Sugar Creek township, where he had been so prominent over a long period of years. He served four years

Gross, John Henry – Obituary

John H. Gross, 77, for over a half century a resident of Blackford County, died Thursday night [September 28, 1939] at 10 o’clock at his home, four miles south of Hartford City on Slate Road 3. Mr. Gross’ death, attributed to heart disease, was the result of a two-day illness. While his health had been impaired for about two years, he was able to be active in his work. Wednesday he suffered the attack which resulted in his death. A well-known farmer in this county for the past fifty years, Mr. Gross had resided south of the city for some

Gross, Ira B. – Obituary

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Keplinger Chapel for Ira B. Gross, 86, a resident of Willow Hall Nursing Home who died there at 11:45 a.m. Thursday of complications. Dr. Roy Turley will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 p.m. today. Mr. Gross, a native and life resident of Blackford County, had been in failing health the past week. Born January 14, 1896, Mrs. Gross was the son of John H. and Dora M. Bowman Gross. He was married to

Gross, Charles – Obituary

The brother of a Hartford City resident, Charles E. Gross, 83, Bluffton, suffered an apparent stroke and died early Wednesday morning at his residence. Born in Blackford County, he was a retired grain elevator operator. Survivors include his widow, Martha Gilbert Gross, two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Pero, Flint, Mich., and Marilyn Gross, Bluffton; a son, Neilon of Flint, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Clinton (Dorothy) Cheesman, Hartford City, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. The Rev. Calvin Ley will officiate. Burial will be in the Elm Grove

Fisher, Lovina Gross – Obituary

Mrs. Guy Fisher, 24, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gross, 4 miles south of town at 7 o’clock Friday morning of consumption with which she had been ill for the past year. Mrs. Fisher was born in this county October 16, 1888 and was married October 28, 1906 to Guy Fisher of this city. She had been afflicted with consumption for the past several years and her condition had been such that she had only been confined to her bed a short time when death relieved her of her suffering. Her husband has been