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HAMILTON

Elizabeth K Hamilton - Born January 8, 1908 in Crab Orchid, KY - Died August 7, 1993 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Joseph M. and Mattie Jane (Hester) Lunsford.  Survived by husband, Harold H. and sister, Josephine Curtis.  Preceded in death by first husband, Garner B. Price; brothers, Will, Jim and Roy Lunsford and sisters, Grace Ballard and Margaret Trinkle.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. - Herald Times, Bloomington, IN - Sunday, August  8, 1993

HAMM

Pneumonia  Fatal to Baby - Charles Odell Hamm, four months of age, son of Mr.  &Mrs. Pete Hamm, died at 2 a.m. today at the home on west 10th street from pneumonia which followed Whooping cough.  He is survived by the parents and two grandmothers Mrs. Sally Syra of Elizabethtown, Ky and Mrs. Della Hamm of this county.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30p.m. Monday from the Day Chapel and will be in charge of Rev. R.O. Pearson Interment will be in Garrison Cemetery(Garrison Chapel Cemetery) - The Bloomington Indiana Telephone 14 May 1932, Page 001 – shared by Dorothy Hamm

Charles (Pete) Hamm, 71, R. 1, Anderson Rd., died about 7:30 a.m. today at Bloomington hospital as a result of burns suffered in an accident in his home.  He was a retired quarryman.  Mr. Hamm had been taken to the hospital Thursday at 1:40 p.m. from the home of his daughter, Mrs. David Oakley, R. 1 where he was staying.  Police said Mr. Hamm apparently fell asleep while smoking a cigarette in bed.  County Coroner Neal Baxter today ruled the death accidental.  He leaves two daughters, Mrs. David (Mary ) Vest of 1317 W. 7th St and Mrs. Oakley;  one son, William Hamm of Indianapolis, one sister, Mrs. Anna Burks, of 1406 W. 6th St., 16 grandchildren.  He attended the Free Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War I.  Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Greene & Harrell Funeral Home Chapel, burial in Garrison Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. - Herald Telephone, 29 October 1964, Page 2 – shared by Dorothy Hamm

Infant Found Dead in Bed - Delmar Ray Ham 2 months old son of Mr. & Mrs. Pete Ham 1015 west 11th street was found dead in bed at 6:30a.m.  Coroner Raymond Borland pronounced death due to maramus or infant starvation. It was said that the child had not been able to take sufficient nourishment.  Besides the parents, the infant is survived by one brother Billy, two year of age.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2o'clock from the Arthur Day funeral chapel. In charge of the Rev. W. F. Russell.   Burial will be at Garrison Chapel. - The Bloomington Telephone 8 May 1930, Page 001 – shared by Dorothy Hamm

Elijah Andrew Hamm, aged 72, died Thursday afternoon at his home eight miles west of the city after an illness of four months with complications of advanced age. Mr. Hamm was a farmer and a member of the Harmony Church.  He is survived by the widow Mrs. Mary Hamm and eight children, Warren, Willie, Joe, Mort Hamm and Mrs. Harvey Wood, all of this city and Robert, Wayne(Should be Wade) and Roy Hamm, at home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30a.m. Saturday from the Garrison Chapel and interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.  The services are in charge of Rev. Quincy Ferguson.  Pallbearers are Forrest Keller, Ed Keller, Roy Abrams, Charles Atkins, Harvey Woods and Ira Stansifer. - The Bloomington In Herald Telephone, Friday 04 May 1934, Page 006  – shared by Dorothy Hamm

Jackie Don Hamm. Long Beach California-44, formerly of Bloomington died Wednesday morning at Long Beach California.  He was born 14 December 1933 Bloomington In son of Willie & Violet Hamm.  Survivors wife Ann; mother Violet Hendricks, his father of Bloomington;2 sons Jackie Jr and Lewis David  at home.  1 brother Roger of Bloomington; 8 sisters-Betty Robison; Lois Moore; Phyllis Eads; Nancy Deckard; Marilyn Morgan; all of Bloomington; Erma Drake of Ellettsville; Judy & Julie Hamm of Indianapolis.  Funeral 11 a. m. Saturday at Dilbays Funeral Home in Long Beach California.  Burial at Green Hills Memorial Park in California.  – 12 Jan 1978, Bloomington Herald Telephone,  Page 002

John William (Willie) Hamm 85, 1611 W 17th died at Bloomington Hospital this morning. A native of Greene County he was born 11 Feb 1887 son of Andrew & Florence Collins Hamm.  Hew as a retired quarryman-Member of Pentecostal faith- Survivors include half bro Roy Hamm of Bloomington; half sister Mrs.  Sylvia Lucas of Gosport several nieces and nephews.  His wife the former Daffodil Bender died 1933.- Services Fri at the Pentecostal Faith Assembly with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Allen Funeral home in charge of services- - Bloomington World Telephone, 27 September 1972, Page 002 – shared by Dorothy Hamm

Although doctors and nurses at the Bloomington Hospital waged a bitter fight with death last night in an attempt to save the life of little Joseph Edward Hamm, the two year old tot died at 10:35 p.m. of shock resulting from burns he had sustained yesterday morning.  He toppled from his tricycle into a tub of scalding water on the floor of the Knight Ridge Road home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Hamm.  Silently, prayerfully, the grief stricken young parents had kept their anxious vigil through the afternoon and early evening hours.  The tiny form, swathed in bandages, had lain quietly on the be, released by medication from some of the painful agony the burns had inflicted.  The tragedy stunned young mother who had raced more than a mile to get her baby to medical aid in the hope of saving his life, went sadly about the task of arranging funeral services for him.  The husband, who had left his work at the Indian Creosoting Plant to join his wife at the tot’s bedside in the hospital sustained her as they left the Day Funeral home to return to their little residence.  Tomorrow morning the tiny casket will be returned there, too.  Funeral services for the blonde baby will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Knight Ridge Church. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery – only a short distance from the family residence.  A corduroy suit hid from sight the painful extensive burns which claimed the tot’s life.  The casket, lying in state at the Day mortuary this afternoon and evening, was viewed by many sympathetic friends of the family who had read of the tragedy in the Wednesday’s World Telephone.  In addition to the parents, the little boy is survived by a year old sister, Mary Katherine.  He would have been three years old July 20.  As a formality, Dr. Robert E. Lyons, Monroe county coroner, inquired into the tot’s death, ruling it to be accidental. – World Telephone, 03 February 1949 – shared by Dorothy Hamm

HAMPTON

William Robert Hampton - born May 15, 1881 in Clay Co., KY – died October  21, 1945 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were John and Eliza Weaver Hampton.  Survived by his wife, Susie A Hampton, daughter Mrs. Eliza Clemens; sister Mrs. Mary Wildrick and brother, Daniel Hampton.  Services at the residence 212 West 8th St., burial in Rosehill Cemetery - The World Telephone, Monday October 22, 1945– shared by Judy Jefferson

HARDEN

Oddie Harden 74, of Bloomington, who died Monday at Bloomington Hospital.  A native of Brown County, he was born June 16, 1898, the son of David & Louiza Bradley Harden.  Services will be Thursday at 10a.m. at the Green Valley Church in Nashville, with the Rev. Clarence Harden presiding. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.  Friends may call at the Day Funeral Mortuary until 9p.m.today. - The World Telephone Bloomington,  27 September 1972, Page 002 – shared by Dorothy Hamm

HARRAH

Capt. A. A. Harrah died a few days ago of a stroke of paralysis. - Monroe County Citizen, 8 November 1883.

Daniel Harrah died November 23 in Whitehall of typhoid fever. Son of A. W. B. Harrah. - Monroe County Citizen, 6 December 1883

HARRIS

Charles Harris  Born in 1876 in Monroe Co., IN  Died August 15, 1950 near Heltonville, IN  Parents were James & Armelda Harris  Survived by wife, Pearl (Webb); sons Walter, Russell, Jessie Steve, Virgil, Oval & Leon Harris; daughters, Elsie Dillman Thompson, Altha Blackwell and Ruby Atkins, sisters, Mrs. Charles Lawson, & Flo Altop and brother Roscoe Harris.  Preceded in death by son Sam Woodrow Harris.  Services at the Blackwell church near Heltonville with burial in Mitchell cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Wednesday August 16, 1950 – shared by Judy Jefferson

 James E Harris  Born September 23, 1890 in Monroe Co., IN  Died December 9, 1980 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were James W and Laura Alice (Jefferies) Harris  James was retired from Indiana University and a member of the Methodist faith  Survived by wife, Lillian M (Jeffers); sons, Thomas W & William H Harris, daughters, Janet H Messick, Frances Van Buskirk, Bettie L Secor, Joan Scott, Marilyn Farabee & Martha Harris; sisters, Myrtle Spencer & Ruth Prichard.  Preceded in death by sons, James F Jr. & Robert. Harris.  Services at Allen Funeral Home in charge of Brother Cletus Ellett. Burial at Valhalla Memory Garden. - The Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Wednesday December 10, 1980 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Lillian M Harris  Born March 12, 1896 in Monroe Co., IN  Died February 24, 1989 in Bloomington, IN  Parents Thomas and Martha Lou Jeffers  Survived by sons, Thomas W & William H Harris; daughters, Janet M Messick, Joan Scott, Bettie Secor, Frances Buskirk, Marilyn Farabee and Martha Lou Harris.  Preceded in death by husband, James E; sons, Robert, James E Jr. & Fred Russell Harris  Services at Allen Funeral Home, Brother Cletis Ellett will officiate. Burial at Valhalla Memory Gardens.- The Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Saturday February 25, 1989 – shared by Judy Jefferson

DIES AT SOLDIERS' HOME  James Harris and William Harris, west 6th street received a telegram this morning that their mother, Mrs. Martha E. Harris, age 77, died last night at the Soldiers' Home in Lafayette, and the son William Harris and J. R. McDaniels left today to take charge of the body and will be taken to the home of James Harris on west 6th street.- The Daily Telephone Bloomington, IN  - Wednesday August 7, 1918 – shared by Judy Jefferson

The body of Mrs. Martha E Harris, who died Monday night at the Soldiers Home in Lafayette, arrived here last night and was taken to the home of her son William Harris on west 5th street, and the funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of the son in charge of Rev. Whitted and interment in the Lutheran cemetery, north of Ellettsville. - The Daily Telephone Bloomington, IN  - Tuesday August 6, 1918 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Mrs. Martha Ann Harris, aged 41, wife of Wm. Harris corner of 8th and Rogers streets, died last night at 11:30 of peritonitis. Her death is unusually sad as she leaves an infant only 13 days old. Mrs. Harris was a woman of Christian temperament and respected by all her friends. She was a faithful member of the 8th street Methodist church and a member of the Pocahontas. She was born March 22, 1879, daughter of Geo. and Adaline Taylor, and married Wm. Henry Harris April 4, 1888. To this union four children were born; Edith, aged 19, and William*, aged 13 days, who survive, and Nita Glodine and John who died while young. Three sisters and three brother also mourn her death; Mrs. Lonia Williams, of Gosport, Mrs. Belle Newmister, of Indianapolis, Miss Emma Taylor, of San Diego, Calif., Charles Taylor, recently Mayor of Covington, Ky., George McClellan, of East St Louis and Robert Taylor of Pittsburg, Mo.  *(actually this child was named Wilma) Bloomington Telephone Bloomington, IN - Tuesday June 27, 1911 – shared by Judy Jefferson

HATCHER

Oscar Hatcher - Age 74, born in Putnam Co., IN - Died June 24, 1964 in Indianapolis, IN  Survived by three daughters, two sons, several step children and brother, George Hatcher.  Services at Greene & Harrell Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Thursday. June 25, 1964 – shared by Judy Jefferson

HAYS

Mrs. Marcy A Hays - Born January 29, 1891 in Monroe Co., IN  - Died December 16, 1973 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Andrew Jackson and Alice (Mercer) Shields.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Lucille Fields, Mrs. Wilma Roberts and Mrs. Catherine Cracraft; sons, Vernon, Fred, John Robert, Jim, Kenneth, C. E. and Joseph.  Preceded in death by husband, Carl Kenneth Hays and brother, Ancil Shields.  Services at Day Mortuary Chapel and burial in Clear Creek Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Monday, December 17, 1973 – shared by Judy Jefferson

HENDRICKS

Marion Hendricks - Age 64 - Died June 24, 1964 in Bloomington, IN  Survived by wife, Gladys A; sons, Harold E and William Howard; daughter, Mrs. Sharon Alice Wilcox; brothers, Dewey, Chester and Omer and sisters, Mrs. Maude Stogsdill and Mrs. Stella Jones.  Services at First Christian Church with burial in Valhalla memory Gardens. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Wednesday June 24, 1964 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Shannon Marie Hendricks, daughter of James and Pamela Bates Hendricks, of Spencer, died shortly after birth Sunday at Bloomington Hospital.  Graveside rites were held Monday with Rev. Lowell Mitchell officiating for Shannon Marie Hendricks, daughter of James and Pamela Bates Hendricks of Spencer.  Other survivors are grandparents Carolyn Hendricks of Spencer and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bates of Freedom .  Great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Hendricks, of Spencer, Route 1, Mrs. Norene Ford of Spencer and Rm. And Mrs. Russell Loffiand of rural Bloomfield, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Straw, Ellettsville – The Owen Leader, 29 July 1976 – shared by Dorothy Hamm

HILL

Miss Asenath Hill, formerly a resident of Paoli, died at her home in Bloomington last Thursday.  She moved from here to Bloomington about twenty years ago. She was a daughter of Nathan Hill, and was born on their farm west of this city near the New Berry Church. After the death of her parents she came to Paoli to live. She was a member of the Friends Church, having a birthright in that church, and attended faithfully.  Funeral services were held at Bloomington Saturday morning and interment was made there.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Bruner, of Bloomington. One sister is deceased and three brothers preceded her in death, namely: Samuel Hill and William Hill, this place and Frank Hill, of Kansas.  - Indiana - Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1928) Death Notice – shared by Cathy Beard

HILLENBURG

Earl E Hillenburg - Born September 10, 1917 in Brown Co., IN - Died December 14, 1993 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Dresden and Sylvia (Wray) Hillenburg.  Survived by daughter, Linda Wootton; stepson, Ray George; brothers Ernest and Eugene Hillenburg; sisters, Henrietta Axsom, Clotha Moore and Fay Nola Frye.  Preceded in death by his wife, Helen in 1983.  Services at Allen Funeral Home with burial at Burgoon Cemetery. - The Herald-Times, 15 Dec 1993 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Emert Hillenburg - Born February 1, 1914 in Monroe Co., IN  - Died March 12, 1993 in Monroe Co., IN - Parents were Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Covey) Hillenburg.  Survived by son, Kenneth D; daughter Carol D Sears; sister Hazel Bell Kinser and brother Marshall Hillenburg.  Preceded in death by wife, Mildred Maris (Martin) Hillenburg in 1969.  Services at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with burial at Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville. - The Herald-Times 14 March 1993 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Eugene "Gene" Hillenburg - Born May 16, 1925 in Brown Co., IN - Died January 10, 1998 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Dresden and Sylvia (Wray) Hillenburg.  Survived by his wife, Hester (Starbuck) Hillenburg; daughter, Linda Cain; son, William Hillenburg; brother Ernest Hillenburg and sister Clotha Moore.  Preceded in death by daughter, Carol Jean Cain; sisters Nola Faye Frye and Henrietta Axson and brother, Earl Hillenburg.  Services at Allen Funeral Home. – Herald-Times, 12 January 1998 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Everett R Hillenburg - Born January 31, 1903 in Brown Co., IN - Died Ague 6, 1963 in Bloomington, IN    Parents were Oscar and Cordilia (Elkins) Hillenburg.  Survived by wife, Goldie; daughter, Mrs. Marie Beck; brothers, John, Delbert and Gilbert and sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Taylor, Mrs. Lillie Patton and Mrs. Della Axsom.  Services at Bloomington Gospel Tabernacle with burial in Knightridge Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN - Tuesday, August 6, 1963

Sylvia Hillenburg - Born November 14, 1894 in Monroe Co., IN - Died April 16, 1984 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Mose and Amanda (Martin) Wray.  Survived by daughters, Nola Frye, Clotha Moore and Henrietta Axsom; sons, Earl E., Earnest and Eugene; brother Linford Wray and sisters, Shirley Crider and Verna Lawson.  Preceded in death by husband, Dresden Hillenburg.  Services at Day Mortuary, burial in Knightridge Cemetery.- Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN, Friday April 17, 1984 – shared by Judy Jefferson

HOLLIS

Hazel Marie Hollis  Born September 14, 1907 in Greene Co., IN  Died July 11, 2002 in Spencer, IN  Parents were Albert J and Sallie Mae (Hudson) Abrams  Survived by several nieces & nephews  Preceded in death by parents; husbands Udell Rice & Rev. Frederic Hollis; brother, James H Abrams and sisters Catherine Porter & Mary Abrams.  Services at Chandler Funeral Home, Ellettsville, IN, Burial at Presbyterian Cemetery – shared by Judy Jefferson

HONEYCUTT

Daniel Arwine "Reckless" Honeycutt Age 31Died May 20, 1925 in Monroe Co., IN - Son of Dan Honeycutt. - Survived by wife, Susie (Scharbrougth) Honeycutt and children Lela, Lucille, Leland, Lawrence, Lura and Lowell; his father and sisters, Mrs. John Clemens, Mrs. John Hartman and Mrs. James Eagen. - Services at the home with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. – Bloomington Daily Telephone, 20 May 1925 – shared by Judy Jefferson

HOUGH

While seated in a chair at his home three and one half miles north of Dolan at eight o'clock this morning, Lewis HOUGH, a son of former Sheriff Benton HOUGH, fell dead to the floor. Mrs. Hough was attending to feeding the cattle at the barn and was notified by one of her children that Mr. Hough had fallen to the floor. He had been suffering from heart trouble for the past fifteen years but was able to be about most of the time. He was 28 years old and was married to Ada Lentz. He is survived by the widow and three children, the oldest nine years and the youngest six weeks old.  Coroner Kentling was called from Smithville to view the body and make out the necessary burial permit.  Funeral at 1:30 Friday at Bethel Church. - - Bloomington Weekly Carrier, 09 February 1912, Page 001

HOUSTON

Charles Houston, 38 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Houston, died at 7 o'clock this morning in the Michigan City prison where he was serving a sentence of 2 to 21 years for the killing of John Allen, 72 years old, in a drunken brawl at the home of Allen on West 11th Street early last winter. Houston was convicted of manslaughter in the Monroe circuit court last April. Death came to Houston after a brief illness of kidney trouble.  In the trial of Houston last April it was brought out that he had gone to the home of Allen and that the two were drinking when Allen's granddaughter came into the room where they were. Houston started, it is said, to make advances to the girl and Allen protested. A fight ensued, and Allen's skull was crushed by blows from Houston's fists, the evidence showed. Meningitis developed and Allen died two days later.  Houston is survived by the parents, two daughters, two sons, and two sisters, Mrs. Carey Colpitts and Miss Nettie Houston of Bloomington.  The body will arrive here tomorrow morning over the Monon and funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Hindustan Church with the Rev. Arlie Bales in charge. Burial will be in the Hindustan Cemetery. – Bloomington Telephone, 10 July 1929

"Parnell Houston, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Monroe county, died on the 9th last, of lung fever." (Note:  Various genealogical publications, including County Cemeteries of Monroe,  - incorrectly recorded his year of death as 1882, rather than 1883.) – The Republican Progress, Bloomington , Indiana , 24 January  1883 - Submitted by Dennis Krebs

Mrs. Sam Houston died at Hindustan last Friday. Age 30. Daughter of the late Squire James Rogers. - Republican Progress, 4 October 1893

HUDSON

Stanley W Hudson  Born Dec. 15, 1913 in Greene Co., IN  Died January 5, 2003 in Solsberry, IN  Parents were Virgil & Vivian (Abram) Hudson  Survived by wife; daughter, Phyllis McQueen; brother Wayne Hudson  Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Lloyd & Bernard Hudson.  Services Solsberry Christian Church & burial in Solsberry Cemetery – shared by Judy Jefferson

HUGHES

Ernest D Hughes age 56 died today. He was the second member of the family to pass away in the last month. On December 11, his mother passed away.  Survivors include his sons, Norman and Leon, also a sister Mrs. Mary Gilreath and a brother Rev. Oscar Hughes.  Mr. Hughes was employed at Indiana University. Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Saturday January 2, 1951 – shared by Judy Jefferson

HYDE

Jessie Eloise Hyde - Born June 25, 1924 in Fairmont, WV - Died  November 24, 1999  Parents were Claude and Mary (Bice) Reese.  Survived by daughters, Carol and Mary Hyde; son, David W Hyde; sisters, Marabella Villers, Barbara Cooper, Eleanor Carpenter, Frances Cutright, Alice Reaves and Doris Hayes and brothers, William C Reese and David Reese.  Preceded in death by her husband Irvin Wayne in 1988.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens. - The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN - Saturday, November 27, 1999