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 Parke County Indiana Obituaries 

Surnames beginning with the letter "N" 


NEET

C. Paul Neet of RR 4, Rockville, age 83, died Tuesday morning, February 26, at his home.  He was a member of Rosedale Christian Fellowship Church , Royal Arch Masons, Terre Haute Scottish Rite and Parke County Low 12 Club.  A 50 year member of the former Catlin Masonic Lodge and OES, he was a member of Montezuma Masonic Lodge and Bridgeton OES.  He was a retired farmer and had also retired in 1951 from Marathon Oil Company.  Surviving are the widow, Mary; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hobson of Indianapolis, Mrs. E. Jane Shouse, and Mrs. Marilyn Blakely, both of Terre Haute and Mrs. Dorothy Kish of Tucson, Arizona; a son, Paul A. of RR 4, Rockville; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Barnes Mortuary with Rev. Marcus Myers officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Garden Cemetery .  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday., The Sentinel, 27 February 1980 - [contributed by Sandra J. Lee  KSFarms@aol.com]

 “ Mrs. Flora NEET of Rockville, age 78, died last Thursday at Martinsville, Illinois.   Surviving are a son Parke Neet of Casey, Ill., and two grandchildren. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet Church.  The body was brought to the Barnes funeral home and later taken to Mt. Olivet Church for last rites at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.” - Rockville Tribune, March 20, 1952

 George Madison NEET, age 85 years, died Saturday at the home of his brother, John W. Neet, with whom he had made his home since the death of his mother in 1913.  Mr. Neet had been blind and deaf for several years.  He was a member of the Wesley chapel Church.  He is survived by 3 brothers, John of Rockville, Oliver of Catlin and William of St. Petersburg, Florida: one sister, Mrs. Sarah F. McCanliss of Rockville and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were conducted Monday, with the Rev. R. C. Ellsworth, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church officiating.  Bur. in Mt. Olivet Cemetery near Catlin.   - Unknown newspaper.  Provided by Randy Wright

Mrs. J. M. Neet, wife of the County superintendent of Parke County, died on Tuesday of consumption, being the 8th victim of that disease in a family of 9.  on account of the funeral the schools were dismissed on Wednesday. Mrs. C. E. Newlin attended from here. - Waveland Independent, Friday, December 4, 1903

Jesse NEET, former superintendent of schools in Parke County died in Decatur, Illinois on Friday.  Waveland Independent, Friday, May 27, 1932 - provided by Karen Zach

“James NEET died at the Central Hospital for the Insane last Saturday. Mr. Neet was sent there three years ago from his home in Rosedale. A few weeks ago he escaped and retuned to his home, when he was again taken to the hospital by Sheriff Peare, since his condition at that time, both mental and physical, required his return to the State institution.    James Neet was the son of William and Eliza Neet and was born in 1866, three miles southeast of Rockville, where he lived until manhood. Until his infirmity which caused his detention in the hospital, he was one of the best citizens of southern Parke County, a member of a family widely known and respected. A wife and three children survive him.      Funeral and burial services were conducted at Mt. Olivet, Monday afternoon.” - Rockville Tribune, June 22, 1921

Mary N. Neet, 89, Rockville, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 1988 at Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton .  Born January 18, 1899 in Parke County , she was the daughter of Albert and Lydia Vincent Boyd.  She married C. Paul Neet, who died in 1980.  She was a member of Rosedale Christian Fellowship and Bridgeton Order of Eastern Star Chapter 324.  Survivors include four daughters, Ruth Hobson of Indianapolis, Dorothy Dungan of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jane Shouse and Marilyn Blakely of Terre Haute; a sister, Pearl Thompson, of Rockville; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes Mortuary in Rockville with Rev. J. O. Trousdale officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Garden Cemetery at Rockville .  Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. - The Sentinel  October 31, 1988

NELSON

Mrs. NELSON, aged 84, who made her home with her son, James Nelson on the county line road west of this city, died Tuesday morning. Her death was due to general debility.  She had been in a critical condition for some time.  Besides the one son she had a daughter, Mrs. James Phillips, Mrs. Nelson resided on the west side of the road and was in Parke County .  - Crawfordsville Review Thursday March 16, 1916  --Greencastle Banner

NEVINS

Andrew J. NEVINS, 15, of Bloomington Indiana fell down the shaft at mine Number 1 Mecca last Friday night and was instantly killed.  Elmer Nevins, the boy's father came from Bloomington with his wife and children to make a holiday visit with relatives in the county last week.  While the remainder of the family were stopping with friends at Parkeville, Andrew came on to Mecca to visit his uncles, John, Frank and George Fiscus. Friday night in company with the latter he started for the home of his uncle, Frank to remain until morning. In passing the mine they decided to stop for a few minutes with the night engineer, Edgar Marshall.  A signal shortly came from below that a miner with a mule desired to be hoisted to the surface. Marshall started the hoisting engine but the ropes were entangled on the drum and the descending cage became stuck. The engineer went to the speaking tube to inform the miner below of the situation, while Fiscus went out after the day engineer whose assistance was needed.  The imprisoned miner inquired the time of night and Marshall answering that he thought it was 11 o’clock young Nevins who had been interestedly watching the proceedings said he would ascertain the correct time and presumably started to look at the clock. That was the last seen of him alive and the engineer only knew of the terrible truth when an inquiry came thru the speaking tube asking who the dead man at the bottom of the shaft.  The vapor from the mine made the dim lights of the shaft rather obscure and it was easy for anyone unacquainted with the surroundings to make a misstep. The fall was about 140 feet. The skull was terribly crushed while there were other fearful injuries on the body. The coroner investigated Saturday morning and the remains were brought to the home of Fred Calvert, Mr. Nevin's half brother. Funeral services by Dr. Colving occurred Sunday afternoon burial in Rockville Cemetery. Mr. Nevins and family were almost prostrated by the terrible shock.  They returned to Bloomington Monday to which place they moved from Parke County about 8 years ago. The coroner's verdict will not be rendered until the state mine inspector has investigated.  - - Rockville Republican, Wednesday, January 3, 1900

REV. DAVID M. NEVINS

Dear kin, neighbors, fellow order members. I am greatly leased that these services are held in this country church. I count it that each of us are here to do honor to a life that is entirely worthy of all the honor that each and all of us may bestow. You recall that our greatest American has said that he loved the common man for God made so many of him. It would not be in keeping with the wishes of this dear uncle to claim for him to be anything greater than a common man. But would have you know that a common man is God's greatest earthly creatures, and I declare unto you that this man was a mighty pillar for upholding the good among us common men. Our own beloved America is the world's new. This man was born in a heroic time, lived during a heroic age and died during the most heroic time of all the ages.  David M. Nevins was a hero, one of God's anointed heroes, so full of heroic deeds was his life that I have great difficulty in selecting a few to which to call your attention. Uncle Jackson, who for 82 years, Erastus my father for near eighty years, knew ell their brother, and have related that never in their lives did they either in story or vexation hear this their brother say one single word that would offend the politest society even if composed entirely of ladies. Who among us is so heroic in the choice of words.  Away back yonder in 1863, Uncle David sold a good farm, left father, mother and numerous kin, left the community of his birth and friends, left all that could accrue in a worldly way to become a servant of the living God, an ordained minister of the Missionary Baptist church. May I briefly trace this man's history? Away back yonder the Nevins' were Scotchmen, Scotch Presbyterians, who went to the north of Ireland for greater religious freedom and from thence they began coming to America. About the year 1700 some came to Nova Scotia, some to New Hampshire and New York and most to Massachusetts, and in all New England and New York today the name is quite common. During Revolutionary times in New York lived two brothers, one a Tory, the other a crippled and unable for military duty, but a loyalist doing all he could for the freedom of the colonies. The British wantonly destroyed and took over all the property of this loyalist at the instigation and connivance of his Tory brother. Because of this the brothers became intensely estranged. Henry, the loyalist, grandfather of this man David, left New York, going to Kentucky, where the father of David was born Aug. 9, 1791. Later the family moved across the Kentucky River into Mercer County, Kentucky, purchasing land there. In this family were six sons and four daughters. Five of these sons came to Indiana. Jeremiah came first in 1818 and settled in Vigo county and it is for him Nevins township is named. Henry, David's father, at the age of twenty-three enlisted in the war of 1812, marched up the Wabash and fought two battles under General Harrison against the British under Proctor and Indians under Tecumseh. Was wounded and taken prisoner, marched three hundred miles through the mud knee deep with only old rags on his feet for protection. Also through snows of Canada, paroled in New York and returned to Kentucky, married and after two children were born spent eight weeks in 1821 in a wagon coming to Indiana, the oldest child dying on the road. Stayed a short time in Vigo County, but on account of the milk sickness came on to New Discovery, Adams Township, in Parke County. Entered land there in 1823 and built by his own hands a cabin and lived on that farm dying at the age of more than 91 years.  David M. Nevins was one of a family of fourteen children given to Henry and Sarah Curreans Nevins. He was born in Adams Township, Parke County, Indiana, Feb. 14, 1828, and died at the home of his granddaughter, Ada Hunt in Farmersburg, Dec. 16, 1917, aged 89 years, 10 months and two days.   He was twice married, first to Margaret Adams, Aug. 26, 1852. To this union were given eight daughters, May dying in early womanhood and Louise dying in mature womanhood. In your midst Ellen Liston, Emma Payne, Amanda Hoeston, Clara Ridhie and Sarah Elliott survive. Margaret, the wife and mother, died Sept. 6, 1901.   David again married Sarah McGinnis in 1902, she dying in 1915. He is the last of his father's family; a generation passes at his going. Beside his five daughters, he leaves many grandchildren, among them Warren and Ora Payne in far away California; near, the mother and Raymond Page, a graduate of Annapolis naval academy, now in active service for his country, besides a number of great grandchildren. Word has gone to Emma, "Pa is dead," and hearts go out to her in tearful sympathy. David Nevins published a book narrating his life trials, hopes and varied experiences as a minister of the gospel, to which I could add nothing, if I would. Some years ago he gave me this commission, "Some what Levi, to you, I must leave to keep unsullied the name of Nevins." Today I pray God to help me fulfill in a measure that hope that confidence enforced on me by this dear uncle. About a year ago Uncle David told me he wanted me to have charge of his funeral. To me this was the most sacred commission of my life, and now Uncle David if you can from your heavenly home, where you have gone to join father and mother, brothers and sisters, wives and daughters and loved ones, may look down in tender compassionate love while I am attempting the fulfillment of these sacred commissions to honor your memory. Uncle David I would not add under fulsome praise, you would not want it. In justice to your memory. Uncle David, truth and candor demand that I declare a few men have lived cleaner lives, more godly lives. You are the last of a generation, but you are the most worthy, if not the most worth of heroic exemplary life you lived, a life a memory to which feeble words of mine can add nothing and only God retouch.  Funeral services were held at Black Hawk church, conducted by the Rev. D. P. Liston and the Rev. Stark of Terre Haute.  The above obituary was written by T. L. Nevins and read by him at the funeral services. - The Rockville Tribune and Republican, 25 and 26 Dec 1917

Levi Nevins received word Sunday morning of the death of the uncle, the Rev. David Nevins, a Baptist minister, at his home in Farmersburg. The deceased was born and raised in New Discovery neighborhood. He was the oldest brother of the late Erastus Nevins, father of Levi and if he had lived until Feb 14, would have been 90 years of age. He was twice married, the first time to Margaret Adams of Parke County and after her death to a widow living at Farmersburg. The latter also preceded him in death and he is survived by five grown daughters, all married. He was well-known and esteemed by all of the older residents of Parke County. The funeral services will be held at a Baptist church near Farmersburg on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in Farmersburg cemetery by the side of the grave of his first wife. - Tribune, 18 December 1917, Page 2 – shared by Jimmy Gillis

 Thomas Levi Nevins, age 80, died at the home of his son, Waldo Nevins near Lyford in the southern part of Parke County at 8 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Nevins had been an invalid for two years. Death was due to complications. Mr. Nevins was born in Parke County June 22, 1860 and had lived his entire life here. He taught school for several years in Parke County and was also a former elevator operator. He is survived by three sons, Waldo Nevins, Rosedale; Walter E. Nevins, Detroit and Milton Nevins, Indianapolis and 8 grandchildren. He was a member of F & A M Lodge at Catlin and a member of the Methodist Church at Rosedale. The body was taken to First Funeral Home at Clinton Indiana and was returned to the family home Friday evening. The funeral will be held at the Methodist Church at Rosedale, Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Bridgeton. - Crawfordsville Journal Review 10 Jan 1941 p 8 -- Rockville, Jan 10 – shared by Jimmy Gillis

NEWHART

Social Page - The Terre Haute papers of Tuesday carried the death notice of Gilbert Newhart, age 56, of that city.  Mrs. Newhart, who survives him, was formerly Miss Helen Boyd of Rockville and for many years the two were frequent visitors here. - The Republican,  September 4, 1947,   Thursday  [Contributed by Sandra J. Lee Westbrooks  KSFarms@aol.com] 

Helen R. Newhart, 91, Staunton, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Clay County Hospital in Brazil .  She was born 8 July 1892 in Parke County , the daughter of Joseph and Carrie Nellie Tenbrook Boyd Wallace.  She married Gilbert O. Newhart, who died in 1947.  Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. Gillin of Staunston; a son, William B. Newhart of Ft. Wayne ; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  Services will be conducted Wednesday at Callahan East Chapel in Terre Haute with Rev William Sanders officiating.  Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery .  Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. - Sentinel  28 May 1984, Page 8, Thursday   [Contributed by Sandra J. Lee Westbrooks  KSFarms@aol.com]

 

NEWKIRK

Liddie Margaret Sowers, daughter of Phillip & Mary Sowers was b. January 23, 1833 and was married to J. R. Newkirk March 10, 1868 who preceded her in death February 18, 1917. To this union were born 4 children: 3 sons and one daughter, who died in infancy. The sons, Benjamin of California, Rice of Mo. and Henry at home, who so tenderly cared for her during her last years, which 20 of them were spent in blindness. But through those years she was patient and ever had a kind and loving word for all who knew her. She united with the Baptist church in early girlhood. She leaves two brothers, David of Indianapolis and Henry of Nyesville. She was a devoted wife, a kind mother and a good neighbor and was loved by all who knew her. Fun. services were conducted by Rev. C. R. Collings at the home, after which the remains were laid to rest in Rockville Cemetery.   - Rockville Tribune, November 14, 1923

NEWLIN

Edgar NEWLIN, a well known farmer living north of Marshall died in Union Hospital, Terre Haute on Sunday. He has been ill for some time with heart trouble. - Waveland Independent, Friday, September 11, 1931

 Sarah Ann ROBBINS was born October 10, 1850 in Parke Co., Indiana.  At the age of 5 years she with her parents moved to Harveysburg, Fountain County where she resided until after her marriage to Allen T. NEWLIN October 12, 1876 when she with her husband moved to Illinois where they made their home for 23 years. To this union was born 5 children: Mary; Addie; William: Katie and Murrel.  About 25 years ago the parents and children moved to Howard Co., Indiana where they have since resided.  When about 24 she accepted Christ as her Savior and joined the United Brethren Church.  She remained a faithful member of this church for many years, but after moving to Howard Co., she united with the Friends church at Russiaville, where she regularly attended and worshipped for as long as her health would permit. Just as the day was closing December 21, 1925 she departed life at the age of 75 years two months and 11 days, leaving to mourn her loss a husband, Allen T. Newlin one son William Newlin of Russiaville; and 3 daughters, Addie Shcherer of Kokomo; and Mary Hollingsworth and Katie Rayl of Russiaville. One son, Murrel T. Newlin having preceded her to the great beyond, October 8, 1918.  She is survived by two stepchildren, Melvin Newlin of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado and Clara Foyarty of Chicago, Illinois  besides these, one brother, Ira Robbins of Kingman In and one sister, Amanda Fowler of Yeddo, In 11 grandchildren and a host of friends remain to mourn her loss.  - Unknown newspaper

The death of Mrs. Sarah Newlin, wife of John H. Newlin, occurred Sunday morning at 2 a.m. Mrs. Newlin had gone to New London to visit relatives last Wednesday, and in the night, Saturday, she complained of not feeling well – said her heart troubled her, and only two hours afterwards she died sitting in a chair. Word was telephoned to her family, Sunday morning, and her husband and daughter, Mrs. Peek, in company with Mrs. Lizzie Titus of Indianapolis, started to where she was, returning with the body Monday evening, accompanied by several relatives. The funeral was held at the Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon, services conducted by Prof. Mitchell of Bloomingdale.   -Rockville Republican, November 1, 1905

Mrs. D. A. LOUGH and Mrs. Parke LOUGH attended the funeral of Stanton NEWLIN in Bloomingdale, Sunday. Mr. Newlin died in the Vermillion Co. hospital in Clinton on Thursday of last week as the result of injuries received when he stepped into the path of an automobile the previous evening. He was born in NC 79 years ago.  He was a brother of the late Edgar Newlin.  Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Rosebaum of Indianapolis also attended the funeral.   - Waveland Independent, February 8, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Lough attended the funeral of Edgar H. Newlin at the home in Bloomingdale yesterday afternoon. Mr. Newlin, who has been in poor health for a long time was taken to Union Hospital in Terre Haute for observation on Friday and died on Tuesday morning. He is survived by his wife, Mary who is a sister of Mrs. Lough and Mrs. J. O. Rosebaum and by 3 children; Paul of Toledo; Edgar Jr. and Goldina of Bloomingdale. He had been postmaster of Bloomingdale for 8 years Waveland Independent, July 29, 1932  - submitted by Karen Zach

“Rev. John H. NEWLIN died at his home in Marshall, at 1:00 p. m., Saturday, May 18. Rev. Newlin was a native of northern Parke County, where he lived all his life.  Until eight years ago, he lived in Sugar Creek Township, when he moved to Marshall. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon; burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Rev. Newlin was an uncle of Sheriff Carter, who was one of the pall bearers at the burial.” - Rockville Tribune, May 22, 1907 

Mrs. Mary ACKER NEWLIN, widow of the late Edgar K. Newlin, died at her home near Turkey Run on Wednesday morning after a protected illness. She was the daughter of Leonard and Serena Acker and was born in Parke County near Hollandsburg. She is survived by three children: Paul of Toledo, Oh; Edgar K. Jr. and Goldina; four grandchildren; Donald, Eugene and Melvina Newlin and Mary Sue Shade. There are 3 sisters: Mrs. Arthur Lough of Waveland; Mrs. John O. Rosebaum of Indianapolis and Mrs. Frank Milligan of Houston, Tx. Funeral services were held at Friends Church in Bloomingdale. Friday. Burial in Cemetery adjoining. – Waveland Independent, 28 May 1942, shared by Karen Zach

Mitchell NEWLIN died on Friday. Funeral services were held at his late home on Sunday in charge of Rev. Lindley H. Reagan assisted by Sarah T. McKey. Burial in Poplar Grove cemetery. - Rockville Republican, February 10, 1915 

“William B NEWLIN, age 47, died at 3:15 Saturday morning at the Parke Hotel where he was employed. Death was attributed to a heart attack.  A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Bloomingdale Christian Church.  Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Martha Rail of Rockville; the father, Ben Newlin of Bloomingdale; a brother, James R Newlin of Clinton and two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Robbins of Indianapolis and Mrs. Rosemary LaFauce of Decatur, Ill.  The body was taken to the Barnes Mortuary where services were held Monday afternoon, with the Rev C C. Griggs officiating The Rockville American Legion Post conducted graveside rites at Memory Garden Cemetery” - Rockville Tribune, November 8, 1962

Mrs. Mary ACKER NEWLIN, widow of the late Edgar K. Newlin, died at her home near Turkey Run on Wednesday morning after a protected illness.  She was the daughter of Leonard and Serena Acker and was born in Parke County near Hollandsburg.  She is survived by three children: Paul of Toledo, Oh; Edgar K. Jr. and Goldina; four grandchildren; Donald, Eugene and Melvina Newlin and Mary Sue Shade.  There are 3 sisters: Mrs. Arthur Lough of Waveland; Mrs. John O. Rosebaum of Indianapolis and Mrs. Frank Milligan of Houston, Tx.  Funeral services were held at Friends Church in Bloomingdale. Friday.  Burial in cemetery adjoining. - Waveland Independent, May 28, 1942

Dale F. Newlin, 77, of Montezuma died at 10:25 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2001, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was owner of Newlin's Service Station for 30 years. He was born May 8, 1924, in Newport to Elver Newlin and Julia Hunt Newlin. Survivors include his wife, Mary F. Davis Newlin, whom he married June 12, 1948, in Rockville; two sons, Jerry Newlin and his wife Arlette and Tom Newlin and his wife Annettra, all of Montezuma; three sisters, Mona Ruth Bryan of Argos, Peggy Jane Binney of St. James City, Fla., and Marilyn Jean Hamilton and her husband Tom of Fiona, Texas; five brothers, Max Newlin and his wife Helen of Denver, Robert Newlin and his wife Juanita of Morgan City, La., David Newlin and his wife Sue of Rockville, Jack Newlin and his wife Eunice of Houston, and Ed Newlin and his wife Louise of Catlin, Ill.; one granddaughter, Jerra Newlin of Montezuma; and two step grandchildren, Stu Major and Drew Major, both of Montezuma. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and while serving in World War II he received a presidential citation from Gen. Charles de Gaulle of France. He was former chief of police of Montezuma, communications officer for Hilmon Fire Department, and a former Montezuma Town Council member. He was a member of Indiana Fire Fighters Association, Newport American Legion Post 184 and Montezuma Fish & Game Club. Memorial services and burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park in North Terre Haute at a later date. Brown Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. - Terre Haute Tribune

NEWTON

Rockville, IN, September 28 - (Special) - Charles G. NEWTON, 80 years old, R R 2, Rockville, died at 9:30 o'clock Monday night at his residence here.  Surviving are the widow, Mary Newton; 4 daughters, Mrs. Helen Adams, Mrs. Ruth Rudisel and Mrs. Mary Thomas, all of Terre Haute; and Mrs. Lela Beaty of Rosedale; 3 sons,  Richard of Clinton, Ray of Terre Haute, and Ben of Clinton; a sister, Miss Elnora Newton of Terre Haute, and 12 grandchildren.  He was a member of the Rosedale Christian Church.  The body was taken to Thomas  Funeral Home in Terre Haute. - Terre Haute Tribune, September 28, 1954, Page 2 - - shared by Carolyn Schwab

Charles Gilmour Newton, 80 years old, died at the residence, R R 2, Rockville, at 9:30 o'clock Monday night.  Surviving are the wife, Mary P. Newton; 4 daughters, Mrs. Helen Adams, R R 7; Mrs. Ruth Rudisej and Mrs. Mary Thomas, both of Terre Haute; and Mrs. Lela Beaty of Rosedale; 3 sons, Richard and Ben Newton, of Clinton; and Ray Newton of Terre Haute; one sister, Miss Elnora Newton; 12 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the Rosedale Christian Church.  The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, with Rev. Richard Adams and Rev. Paul Overpeck officiating.  Burial will be made in Rosedale Cemetery., Terre Haute Tribune, Tuesday, September 28, 1954, Page 002, shared by Carolyn Schwab

NICHOLAS

JOAN NICHOLAS, Rockville, Dies  -  JOAN M. NICHOLAS, 50, of Rockville, died Sunday in St. Vincent Hospital at Indianapolis.  She was born September 5, 1932, in California to Bob and Frankie Russell.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Survivors include her husband, Virgil; one daughter, Calliope Nicholas of New York; two sons, Theodore and Anthony, both at home; her father, Bob Russell of California; her mother, Frankie Dudziak of San Francisco; and one brother, David Russell of California.  Private services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barnes Mortuary by Father Lawrence Moran.  Burial will be in Memory Garden Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  - The Daily Clintonian, Tuesday, October 5, 1982, Page  8, shared by Carolyn Schwab

 

NICKEL

On February 5, 1875, a blue eyed baby came to the home of Henry A and Sarah C. Myers in Sugar Creek Township, Parke Co, Indiana. She was christened Lizzie Ellen. This little girl was destined to be one of God's noblest women. In 1892 she graduated from the common schools and continued her education in Bloomingdale Academy and Newtown, where she was united in marriage to Sydney E. NICKEL, January 10, 1897. The husband died February 19, 1936. Three children were born, one son and two daughters all survive the mother. She spent her entire life in the community in which she was born. She lived a useful life al3ways interested and ready to help in any worth cause that was for the betterment of her community. This was demonstrated by the many generous donations to all worthy causes. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Order of the amarnth, The Friends union and Wolf Creek Ladies Aids, and active in all. After being seriously ill since December, she passed away January 23, 1948 in her home which she loved and had lived her entire married life and reared her family, at the age of 72 years 1 month and 18 days. Everything known was done to prolong her life, but the Master said, "Come, I will give you rest." A good wife, mother, neighbor and true friend has joined that "Innumerable Caravan" whose destiny is the common lot of all. Her wise council, friendly personality, undying love for her family and friends, will forever be a glorious memory to all who knew her. Left to mourn are one son, Von, of Marshall, two daughters, Mrs. Hubert Delp of Marshall and Mrs. Paul Mitchell of Wallace, two brothers, Emsley J. and Ared F. Myers of Marshall, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, many relatives and friend. The pallbearers were: Paul Myers, J. Bon Thomas, Randall Thompson, Omer Allen, Oral Simmons and Claude Simmons. The flower bearers were: Mildred Bowman, Wilma Myers, Vera Kesner, Ruth Simmons, Sylvia Burkhart, Blanche Burkhart, Ora Myers, Opal Allen, Rosie Swindler, Irma Jean Swindler, Hazel Allen, Barbara Allen, Juanita Andrews, Mildred Myers, Helen McKee, Ruth Bryant, Helen Lowe, Flora Bartlett, Leoma Thompson, Shirley Martin, Irene Philpott, Lamoyne Bever, Loreta Hutson, June Goodin, Olive Metcalf, Minnie Bowman, Fauneal Wood, Beulah Thomas and Nadine Alward. Laura Guthrie sang, "In the Sweet Bye & Bye," "Sunrise" and "God's Tomorrow."  Unknown newspaper

William A. NICKEL, after an illness of several weeks with nephritis, died at his residence in this place, April 19th at 6:15 a.m.  The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the M. E. . Church.  Being a Brother Mason, that order had charge of the body and accompanied it from the home to the cemetery, and also had charge at Friends cemetery, where the body was laid to rest.  The services at the church which was largely attended was conducted by the pastor, Rev. RR Still, who was ably assisted by Rev. Enos Harvey of the Friends church, and Rev. WW Griffith of the Christian Church.   Music was furnished by a chorus composed of the following persons: Mrs. Charles Trimble, Misses Dora Pruitt, Hollis Gillian, Ruby Morgan, Messrs. William Wilson, Nathan Pickett, Seth Cook, Walter Chapman and Dr. Morgan.  Miss Nettie Lamb presided at the organ.  Beautiful floral offerings were presented by the lodge, by James O. Moore of Missouri and by Mrs. JS Thompson and others of this place.  Beautiful floral offerings were presented by the lodge, by James O. Moore of Missouri and by Mrs. JS Thompson and others of this place.  Those attended the funeral from a distance were: S. W. Gass, Newton, Ill; Mrs. JS Nickell, Mrs. Miles Martin, Mrs. Laura Newlin, Dr. and Mrs. Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rusk; Mrs. John May and Miss Alice Craft, all of Marshall; DeWitt Fisher, Waveland; Joe and Earl Thomas, Wallace; Frank Nicell, Sr., Crawfordsville; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Starnes, Mrs. Charles Starnes, Austin Keeling, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Starnes, Jr., Miss Bernice Starnes, Hillsboro, Indiana; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Edwards, Hillsdale, Indiana; Mr. and Mrs.. Fred Clark, HM Brown, George Marks, Mrs. James Marks, Kingman and Henry Vestal and son of Montezuma.  The following obituary prepared by a Bro. Mason, Jos. C. Vickory was read by Rev. Enos Harvey.  William A. Nickell, the deceased was born in Morgan County, Ky. October 1, 1829.  He was the son of Alexander and Martha Allen Nickell and he was the oldest member of a family of five children, three sons and two daughters. They all are deceased except the youngest daughter, who resides in Danville, Ill.  At the age of 6 years, his father died in Kentucky, and one year afterwards in company with his grandfather, mother and four younger brothers and sisters, came through to this state on pack horses; he rode on horseback all the way with one brother in front and one behind. His mother settled on a farm near Grange corner, and until six years ago was owned by one of the immediate family.  In 1836, his mother was married to Samuel Gass.  To this union was born one son, Samuel, who is now present.  At the age of 16, he learned the miller's trade.  During his apprenticeship he lived with Mr. Wright, and attended school during the winter months at what was known as the Stephen Morrison schoolhouse, one mile W. of Annapolis, Ind. He acquired a good common school education for that period.  He began his apprenticeship in the milling business in the Rockport mills, 3 miles northwest of Annapolis.  For 62 years he followed his chosen profession and for the last 21 years of his active life he worked in the Bloomingdale Mills.  Signed: Mrs. William Nickell; J. O. Nickell; H. O. Nickell.  At the age of 26 years, he was married to Sarah P. Thomas to this union was born two children, Joseph A. and William R, both deceased.  In 1867, his wife died. On August 31, 1869, he was married to Sarah E. Moore, widow of William Moore, and had one son, James O. Moore, who now resides in the state of Missouri.  To this union, two sons were born, J. O. Nickell and H. O. Nickell.  In 1898, he united with the ME Church, under the pastorate of U. G. . Leazenby, and has lived a consistent Christian life.  In his younger days he took a deep interest in Sunday school work, and there learned the true Christian spirit which he made a living and practical principle of his life. He was made a Mason in Annapolis Lodge No. 127 on Jan 12, 1854, and has been an active member of the Order for 60 years.  His appreciation of Masonry was evidenced by his punctual attendance of its meetings, and in his dying hour his prayer was, "God bless the Masons."  Thus ended the life of one of the sturdy pioneers of Indiana, a class of men that is rapidly passing away.  Nursed in the lap of poverty, deprived of all civilization today holds sacred, with nature as his teacher and God thus revealed, he fought the battles of life -- a brave and courageous man, but at all times conscious that God the Father was shaping his life.  "Card of thanks" To the friends, Bro. Masons and pastors of our various churches, who came to us in our hour of trouble, and contributed all that human kindness could suggest, to help and comfort, we return most heartfelt thanks and although such devoted friendship cannot remove the sad memories that linger around our vacant chair, it brings into view the brightest side of humanity and throws the pure light of an unselfish friendship into a darkened home.  May the day be far distant when those friends who gathered around us will need similar attention, but when the time comes may they receive the same full measure of generous aid and tender sympathy they brought t our home when death was an inmate there.  Unnamed newspaper - Bloomingdale, Parke County, Indiana, Friday, April 24, 1914 (includes a picture of him in an old chair) - Nickel obituaries contributed by: Jackie Elkin

Sydney Elisha NICKELL  -         "The subject of this short sketch, Sydney Elisha Nickell, was permitted to live only 62 years, 2 months and 17 days, but his years were filled with many charitable acts and kind deeds to his fellow man.  That was his religion, as he firmly believed in the "Brotherhood of man and the Fatherhood of God. He was the son of John Smith and Elizabeth Pithoud Nickell, being born in Jackson township, Fountain county, Indiana, Dec. 2, 1873.  He was the youngest of a family of six children, three girls and three boys--Diantha, Sylvia, Laura, and Willie passed away several years ago.  One brother, Frank J. Nickell of Crawfordsville, survives.  He received his education in the common schools of his day.  On January 10, 1897, at the age of twenty-three years he was united in marriage to Lizzie E. Myers of Parke county.  Three children were given to this union.  Von of Kingman; Myrth Delp of Marshall, and Vida Mitchell of Wallace, all survive the father.  His devotion to his wife and children to his last hour was unbounded and worthy of emulation.  His sickness began almost two years ago, but the best of care and medical aid could not relieve his sufferings and death came Wednesday evening, Feb. 19, 1936.  He chose farming for an occupation his entire life, but found time to take part in all worthy community affairs.  He helped organize the Wolfe Creek Cemetery Association and was one of the trustees at the time of his death.  He was elected township assessor in 1900 and trustee in 1904.  He also served two years as assessor by appointment.  He was of a happy disposition, always looking at the bright instead of the dark side, and he got much enjoyment out of life.  His personality, cheerfulness and good judgment, which was often sought, made him widely known.  The world is better because he lived for he left a heritage of loyalty and good will.   He was a good neighbor, always willing to assist the downtrodden and it can truthfully be said that no one left his door hungry.  He will be greatly missed not only by his family, but by his innumerable friends.  Left to mourn are the brother, wife, three children, six grandchildren, namely Donald, Dorothea, Bobby and Julia Ellen Delp, and Richard and Betty Rose Nickell; other relatives and friends. But why should we mourn?  When one is called away From this world of strife       To the land of Eternal Day? He has fought a good fight .  And has earned his rest;   The Master has called,   And he knows what is best.  Funeral services were conducted at the Wolfe Creek church at 1:30 o'clock p.m. Saturday.  Clifford Martin of Covington sang "Good Night and Good Morning," "A Perfect Day" and "No Disappointment in Heaven."  He was accompanied on the piano by his wife.  Ref. C. L. . Airhart was in charge of the services.   A large crowd of sorrowing friends and neighbors accompanied the family to the cemetery nearby for the interment.  The pallbearers were George L. Burkhart, William B. Guthrie, Claude Simmons, Earl Cunningham, William       Cates and Roy Hutson.  The flower bearers were June Goodin, Grace Assay, Sylvia Burkhart, Irene Crowder, Juanita Allen, Ruth Burkhart, Irene Allen, Geraldine Barker, Helen McKee, Beulah Zuck and Loretta Bever."    -  Fountain Co. Indiana Newspaper - Pub.  Feb. 24-28, 1936

            Card of Thanks -          We wish in this way to express our heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation to al those who remembered us and assisted in any way during the illness and death of our husband, father and brother, Sidney E. Nickell.  (Signed)  Mrs. Lizzie Nickell, Mr. & Mrs. Von Nickell, Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Delp, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mitchell, Frank J. Nickell

NICKLE

Amos NICKLE, a former resident of this place, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas MORGAN, one and one-half miles east of Montezuma, at 2 o’clock last Friday morning of pneumonia, after an illness of eight days.  Had he lived until July 12th next year he would have been 85 years old.  He was born in Virginia and came to Vermillion county when a boy.  He settled near Clinton and has lived in this county and Parke ever since.  He was married twice, both of his wives preceding him to the other world.  He joined the U.B. church when a young man and always lived a consistent Christian life.  He is survived by seven children by his first marriage and three by his second.  The funeral services were held from the late home last Sunday morning.  Rev. J. W. Nye, a U. B. minister of Vermillion, Ill.,  conducting the services.  The burial took place in the Morgan Cemetery, southeast of Montezuma.  – unknown source – shared by Colleen Morgan

NOBLE

 Funeral services for Mrs. S. A. . NOBLE, who died Thursday at her home in Bellmore, were held Saturday morning at the residence.  The Rev. Russell Rice, pastor of he Bellmore M. E. . church officiated.  Burial was in the Martin cemetery at Ferndale.  [Her son, Claude, had her moved later to the Memory Garden cemetery in Rockville.  Mrs. Mary W. Shores, accompanied by Alice McMillim on the violin, sang "In the Garden", "Saved by Grace", and "Abide With Me".  Pall bearers were nephews of Mrs. Noble: Fred Martin, George Martin, Luther Thompson, Marion Martin, Oscar Carmichael, and Roscoe Martin. The flower bearers were Gertrude Noble, Esther Eastburn, Florence Thomas, Earline Eastburn, Jean Brattain, Lilliam Zigler, Esther Hughes, and June Rowings. Mrs. Noble lived her entire life in Union township.  Her death followed a long period of ill health.  She is survived by her husband, one son, Claude A. Noble, of Rockville; one granddaughter, Gertrude Noble; one sister, Lila F. Crooks of Rosedale; one brother, John P. Martin of Bellmore.  Rockville Tribune - August 30, 1933, Page 1

 

S. A. . (Al) NOBLE, who would have been 80 years old in May, passed away suddenly Monday afternoon at his home in Bellmore.  He had been in Rockville that afternoon and his death occurred around 6 o'clock in the evening  Mr. Noble, a lifetime farmer, was born May 27, 1867 in Parke County, the son of James and Margaret Homan Noble.  His wife, Miriam Noble preceded him in death in 1933.  Survivors include a son, Claude A. Noble of Rockville; a brother, W. P. . Noble of Bellmore, and a granddaughter, Mrs. William Arbuckle of New York. The body was taken to the Branson Funeral Home, where funeral services will be conducted at 3 o'clock this afternoon.  The Rev. Humphrey Owen will officiate and burial will be in Memory Garden cemetery. Music will be furnished by Miss Mary Brown and pallbearers will be Oscar Carmichael, Ray Thomas, Marion A. Martin, Lawrence Spencer, James H. Spencer, and David Goss.  Rockville Tribune - Thursday, April 3, 1947, page 1

Mrs. Sarah Isabelle Noble, one of this most prominent women of this vicinity, died at her home in New Market at 5 o'clock last evening after an illness of about five months with complications.  She was born on October 31, 1851, near Rockville in Parke County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Conley, and was married in 1869 to Thomas Noble who died in 1905.  Mrs. Noble had been a resident of New Market and vicinity for about thirty-five years, having moved here from Parke County.  She was widely known and respected as a woman of remarkably fine character.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Clay Reeves and Mrs. Charles Sayler of New Market, and Mrs. Earle Kelsey of near New Market; one sister, Mrs. J. A. Moore of Newton, Kans., a brother, William Conley of Hollandsburg, Ind.; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Mrs. Moore, the sister from Kansas, was at the bedside of Mrs. Noble when death occurred.  The funeral will be held at 11 o'clock Friday morning from the New Market Methodist church.  At 1:30 in the afternoon short services will be held at Mount Moriah, with burial in the cemetery nearby.  Services will be conducted by the Rev. J. B. Johnson. - Crawfordsville Journal, -October 1, 1925

NOEL

P. P. NOEL, aged 72, died at his home in northeast Rockville, last Wednesday, after a long illness. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church Friday morning at ten o’clock, in charge of Rev. Clarence D. Royse. Mr. Noel’s body had lain in state at the church for half hour preceding the funeral. Burial was at Bloomingdale. Mr. Noel was a farmer most of his life, and moved to Rockville about fifteen years ago. He as a fine type of Christian citizen, and was a faithful and official member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Moore, of California. - Rockville Tribune, February 29, 1916

 

NOLEN

William Henry NOLEN, son of William and Lydia Ellen Nolen, was born in Jackson Township, Fountain County, Indiana, June 21, 1860.  He passed away at the home of his son, Jesse Nolen, in Kingman, June 23, 1951 at the age of 91 years and two days.  on Sept. 11, 1887 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Jane Redenbaugh.   Five sons and one daughter were given to this union: two sons, Flora Lee and William Alva, died in infancy.  George and Jesse of Kingman, Warren of Danville, Illinois, Mrs. Stanley (Uma) Hoopengarner of Rockville, survive the father.  He spent his married life in Fountain and Parke Counties as a farmer until the death of his wife in 1920.  He then went to Kingman where he resided until his death with his son, Jesse, working most of the time at the show makers trade.  He was of a very determined disposition, and kept going until four weeks before his death.  But few are permitted to live four score and ten years.  He was a good husband, father, neighbor and loyal friend, has gone to his eternal home.  But the good deeds of his long and useful life will long be remembered by his family and friends.  Left to mourn are the children, 16 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren and many many friends.  - Unknown newspaper - Contributed by Jackie Elkin

Funeral services for William Henry NOLEN, 91, life resident of Fountain County, Indiana were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Woodrow Funeral Home in Kingman.  The Rev. IC Alderton officiated.  Burial was in the Nolen Cemetery southwest of Wallace.  Mr. Nolen, a member of a pioneer family, died at 11 p.m. Saturday (June 23, 1951) at his home. He was the last of a family of 7 children.  He was born June 21, 1860, in Fountain County, the son of William and Lydia Sowers Nolen.  he was married in1 886 to Elizabeth Jane Redenbaugh who preceded him in death in 1920.  he was a retired farmer and shoemaker. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Uma Hoopingarner of Rockville, three sons, Jesse and George of Kingman and Warren of Danville; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two sons, a brother and five sisters.  Jackie has a picture of this family.

NORMAN

“George W. NORMAN, who died in Hickory County, Missouri, December 6, 1906, left Parke County in 1880 to make a home in what was then the far West. Among other relatives in Parke County, he leaves a brother and a sister, Dr. J. I. Norman and Mrs. George Switzer, on Union Township. The following is taken form the Hermitage (Mo.) Index:  ‘It becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of another one of our time honored citizens of Hickory County. George W. Norman was born in Parke County, Indiana, January 14, 1838; he died December 6, 1906, aged 68 years, 11 months and 17 days. Mr. Norman was married to Nancy Spurgeon February 11, 1863. To this union there were born one son and two daughters, of whom one son and daughter have preceded him to the Spirit world. Mr. Norman moved to Hickory County in the year 1880, where he continued to reside until last Thursday morning, December 6, when the sudden and unexpected messenger of death came. …’”  - Rockville Tribune, December 26, 1906 

“The Montezuma News says: Mrs. Marie NORMAN, 34 died at the Vermillion Co. Hospital in Clinton on Wednesday January 1 at 11:30 a.m. following an illness of 3 weeks duration. Mrs. Norman was badly crushed about the abdomen on Wed. evening December 19, when a piano fell over on her. She was steadying the instrument in the back of a truck and the piano tipped over when he truck went over a bump in the road. She suffered many internal injuries besides a crushed pelvic bone.”  - Waveland Independent January 16, 1941 (contributed by Karen Zach)

"Mrs. Nancy Norman who is mentioned in the Bellmore items as being very sick, died Monday. She lacked but nine days of being 80 years old. She lived southeast of Bellmore. Funeral services by Rev. D. S. Kalley were held yesterday at Otterbein church: burial in Blake Cemetery." – Rockville Republican 13 September 1893

NORRIS

Lew NORRIS, formerly a resident of Rockville and at one time town marshal, died at his home in Fontanet last Saturday. The body was brought here Monday and taken to the ME Church where the funeral services were held, Rev. SA Bender officiating. Interment in the Rockville cemetery. - Rockville Republican.   - Waveland Independent, July 15, 1921

NUTGRASS

“William NUTGRASS, a resident of Parkeville for upwards of 50 years, died at his home here last Friday of paralysis after a week of severe illness, being 80 years old. He leaves his wife, Ellen to mourn his loss, together with 2 brothers and 4 sisters all of whom were present at the burial except Mrs. Robert Clary of Catlin. They are Harrison and James of Bellmore, Mrs. John Downey of Nyesville, Mrs. Polk Puett of Rockville and Mrs. Kitty Moore. To Mrs. Jane Nutgrass, who survives, were born 8 children who are, Mrs. Sarah Beatty of Catlin and Jim Nutgrass, Jr. of Morton, twins, Mrs. John Alexander, Mrs. Ike Lowry of Rockville and Alfred and George who died, also Mrs. Henry Zorger of Oklahoma, who died a year ago. Rev. A. H. Dooley, who came to Indiana from Kentucky with Mr. Nutgrass in 1848, conducted the funeral service at the home which consisted of reading the obituary and citing a brief life history, and leading in prayer. Thomas Peyton lead in singing. Many friends and relatives followed the remains which were interred at Raccoon Cemetery. He had upwards of 30 grandchildren living and several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.” - Rockville Republican, October 22, 1902