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Category: Obituaries

Obituaries and death notices found in historical newspapers.

Nicholas Baily

Nicholas Baily Death NoticeNicholas Baily, aged 83 years, died at his home in St. Paul at 5 o’clock this morning, after an illness of some length with dropsy. Mr. Baily was an old settler of Adams township. He was the father of eleven children, nine of whom survive him. He was an honorable, upright citizen and goon neighbor. He has been a member of the Odd Fellows’ Lodge for 30 years, and will be laid to rest Saturday with their ritualistic ceremonies.

-Greensburg Daily News, pg. 7, January 8, 1904

According to a memorial created for Nicholas Bailey on Find A Grave, his final resting place is in Van Pelt Cemetery in Shelby county.

Richard Ketchum

Paralytic Stroke Fatal to Richard Ketchum Newspaper clipping.Paralytic Stroke Fatal.

Richard Ketchum died at his home in Westport at eight o’clock Monday night. His death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which came home upon him at 2 o’clock Sunday morning and rendered him unconsious until he succumbed. Mr. Ketchum was a veteran of the civil war and was a highly respected citizen. His wife, four sons and two daughters survive him.

-Greensburg Daily News, pg. 7, January 8, 1904.


A wonderful memorial with photographs can be found for Richard Ketchum at He is buried at the Old Westport Cemetery.

Mrs. Phidelia Eward


Mrs. Phidelia Eward, aged 80 years, died at the home of her daughterPhidelia Eward Obitury, Mrs. Hier, near Geneva, at 2 o’clock Saturday morning of diseased incidental to old age. Her funeral services were held at 10 o’clock at her daughter’s home this morning. Her remains were brought here for burial in the South Park cemetery this afternoon. Mrs. Eward was born Feb. 24, 1823, in Switzerland county this State. Shortly after her birth her family removed to this county and settled near Kingston and until a few years ago she resided in this county continuously. She was a sister of T.B. and W.S. Peery, of this city, and of Mrs. Mary Glass, of Adams.

-Greensburg Daily News, pg. 7, January 4, 1904

Amanda King


Mrs. Lizzie Truesdell, of Los Angeles, California, will arrive here at 4:05 this afternoon with the remains of her mother, Mrs. Amanda King, who dies two months ago in Los Angeles. The remains will be taken to Schultz’s Undertaking House on West Main street where a short funeral service to which intimate friends of the deceased will be invited after which the body will be interred in the South Park Cemetery. In the even the train is late the interment will not take place until tomorrow morning.

-Greensburg Daily News, pg. 1, January 8, 1904

William Boicourt

BoicourtWilliamWilliam Boicourt, a pioneer resident of Sandcreek township died at his home four miles south of Westport at ten o’clock last night of a complication of diseases incident to old age, Mr. Boicourt would have been ninety years old in January and had been a resident of Sandcreek township for over 75 years.  He was the father of a number of children; some of whom live in distant parts of the country. No funeral arrangements have yet been made.

-Greensburg Daily News, pg.3, January 1, 1904

There’s a wonderful photo of William posted on his Find A Grave memorial.

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