Location: Shelby County IN

Moore, Minnie Stoughton – Obituary

Mrs. Minnie O. Moore, 68 years old, wife of Otis (Alvie) Moore, died at her home, 1002 South West street at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday morning after a long illness. She had suffered six paralytic strokes, the first one thirteen years ago. Mrs. Moore had been an invalid for ten years. She was born in Douglas county, Illinois July 26, 1875 and was the daughter of the Rev. Samuel and Belinda Stoughton. She had spent all her life in this county with the exception of eight years she spent in Illinois. The deceased had been a resident of Shelbyville for the

Oltman, William A. – Obituary

William A. Oltman, 82, resident of Marion township, died at Major Hospital at 1:15 this morning following an illness of six months. Born near Hope March 31, 1873, Mr. Oltman, a farmer, had spent most of his life in Shelby county. His parents were Dirk and Susan (Reed) Oltman. He was a member of the Haw Patch Baptist Church near Clifford. In 1898 he was married to Emma Stoughton whose death occurred in 1933. He is survived by four children. Mrs. Bertha Hughes, and Robert S. Oltman, of this city, Mrs. Bessie Stoughton, Greenfield, and Mrs. Mary Bennett of Marion

Oltman, Emma May Stoughton – Obituary

Tragedy interrupted preparations for what would otherwise have been a pleasant family dinner Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sardis McQueen, near Clifford, in Bartholomew county, when Mrs. Emma May Oltman, 52 years old, wife of William A. Oltman, of Jackson township in Shelby county, fell from a kitchen doorway to the hard floor of a fruit cellar below, fracturing her skull and breaking her neck. She died fifteen minutes later, at about 11:30 o’clock. Mrs. Oltman was a sister of Thomas and George Stoughton of Shelbyville. She and her husband and two of their children, Robert Samuel

Shaw, Claude H. – Obituary

In ill health for several years, Claude H. Shaw, died at his home in Noble township, Wednesday evening at 7:10 o’clock. He was 78 years. Mr. Shaw, who was a farmer and had spent the greater past of his life in Shelby county, was born in Butler County, Ohio, on April 18, 1869. He was a member of the Methodist Church. On December 23, 1894, he was married to Miss Mellie Phillippe, who survives with a daughter, Mrs. Sally Weidner; three granddaughters, Mrs. Ralph Bentley, Mrs. David Snyder and Miss Claudine Weidner, all of this city, and several nieces and

Compton, Homer – Obituary

Homer Compton, 81, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday at the Ken-Joy Convalescent Home in Hope where he had been admitted September 25, following 10 days hospitalization. He was a former Shelby County resident who moved to Lakeland, Florida, following his retirement from the U.S. Tire and Rubber Co. about 20 years ago. Services will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ewing Mortuary, with burial in Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. Born in Shelby County September 27, 1892, Mr. Compton was the son of William and Clara Compton. He was married

McQueen, Leonard – Obituary

Leonard R. McQueen, 79, Flat Rock, Washington Township retired farmer, died Wednesday [September 13, 1972]. Major Hospital patient since Feb. 4. Bartholomew County native, lived in the Flat Rock community most of his life. Member of the Flat Rock United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of Camon Lodge 343, F. and A.M., at Clifford, and a member of the Flat Rock Citizens Committee. Ewing Mortuary with the Rev. Ray Bozell officiating. Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery. Born Sept. 15, 1892, s/o Alfred Jefferson and Laura (Reed) McQueen. Survivors: 1 daughter, Mrs. Garnet (DeVone) Hamilton, Flat Rock; 4

Shaw, Mellie Phillippe – Obituary

Prosecutor Donald L. Brunner said this afternoon he will call the Shelby County grand jury to meet soon, and he said he would ask the jury to consider returning an indictment against Charles M. Bennett for reckless homicide in the traffic death of Mrs. Mellie Shaw. Shelby county recorded its sixth traffic fatality of 1953 today with the death this morning of Mrs. Mellie Shaw, 78, of Noble township, who died at the Major Hospital after being injured July 17 in a car-truck collision on south State Road 9 three miles from the city. Meanwhile Charles M. Bennett, 35, Shelbyville,

McQueen, Floyd E. – Obituary

Floyd E. McQueen, 56-year-old widely known Shelby county resident, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday [April 29, 1947] at the Major hospital. His death was caused by an embolism. Mr. McQueen, whose home was in Washington township, near Flat Rock, was born in Bartholomew county on July 20, 1890, a son of Alfred J. and Laura (Reed) McQueen. In 1920 he was married to Izetta Nading at Flat Rock, and she survives with two sons, A. J. McQueen, of Flat Rock, and Al McQueen, at home. Also surviving are a grandson, Alfred J. McQueen; four sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Alvin

Compton, Mary Alta Rafferty – Obituary

MOTHER OF SIX CHILDREN DIES Mrs. Homer Compton, Age 36 Years, Victim of Pneumonia Early Today HOLD FUNERAL SATURDAY Mrs. Alta Compton, age 36 years, wife of Homer Compton, trustee of Hendricks township, died at the Major Hospital at five o’clock this morning of pneumonia. She was taken to the hospital on Memorial Day and her condition had been critical for the past several days. Carl Robert, one-year-old son, is ill at the present time with pneumonia. Mrs. Compton was born in Shelby county on October 21, 1894. Her marriage to Mr. Compton took place on February 4, 1913, and

Moore, Alva Otis – Obituary

Otis Moore, 86, retired farmer and resident of this city since 1918, died at noon today [April 4, 1958] at the home of a son, Frank Moore at 21 North Miller Street. He had been in failing health with a heart condition for three months. The son of Robert Fulton Moore and Rebecca (Cochran) Moore, he was born in Shelby county February 18, 1872. He was married to Minnie O. Stoughton who preceded him in death in 1936. Surviving with the son at whose home he died are another son, Paul of near this city; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.