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Brown County Democrat May 10, 1928 CLARA PATTERSON Died Thursday at her home in Nashville.  She was born in Woodsfield, Ohio in 1854.  She married Samuel Patterson in 1873 on Weed Patch Hill, Brown County.  They had five children, 2 children are deceased.  surv. are Mrs. Charles Bradley, Indpls., Fred and Guy Patterson, both of Nashville,.  Also surv. are 4 nieces, Blanch Guthrie, Los Angeles, Calif., Clara Farmer, Clinton, Ill., Ethel Collins of Indpls. & Bessie Tower, Tenn. and six nephews, Cecil & Foy Watts of Woodriver, Ill., Irvin & Robert N. Guthrie of Indpls., Ira Guthrie of Chicago & John Guthrie of Calif.  Also surv. are several cousins: Mrs. Jennie Allison, Ella Durnal, Lennie Holh (sic. Hol), Josephine Stevens, Laura Donaldson, Wm. Hoy, Everett Hoy, Joe Hoy of Delvan, Ill., Juanita Hoy of Indpls., Mary Hoy of Indpls., Lowell Hoy of Indpls. and Lon Burton of Columbus.

SAMUEL PATTERSON Died Wednesday at the home of his dau., Mrs. Anna Bradley at Bicknell, Ind. He was born in Monroe Co., Ohio in 1852, son of Samuel & Eliza Patterson. When just a boy he came with his parents to Brown Co. & lived on a farm on Four Mile Ridge, 8 miles east of Nashville,  He was a blacksmith.  He married on Aug. 21, 1873 to Miss Clara Guthrie, dau. of Robert N. & Anna Guthrie, residents of Nashville for many years.  Sam & Clara were married on Weed Patch Hill.  They had 5 children, two are deceased.  The family lived in Nashville on Van Buren & Washington Sts., for more than 50 years.  Surv. ch.: Mrs. Charley Bradley, Bicknell, Ind. Fred & Guy Patterson, bothof Nashville.  Also surv. are 5 bros., Matthew, Harvey, Joe & Oliver, all of Columbus and Charles of Franklin; as well as two sisters, Mrs. John Cooper & Mrs. Ida McKay, both of Columbus.  There are 7 grandchildren.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Brown Co. Democrat, Aug. 19, 1926.  Note: Detailed account of funeral in issue Aug. 26,  1926

Vigo County, IN  Terre Haute Tribune Tuesday, October 31, 1911 page 2
Deaths and Funerals
STEPHEN CULMER
By Special Correspondent
Odon, IN, October 31 - Funeral services were held today for Dr. STEPHEN O. CULMER, who died yesterday, as a result of injuries sustained in a leap from the second story window of a local hotel.

Vermillion County, IN Newport Hoosier State Wednesday, March 17, 1920 page 1
Deaths of the Week
HENRY C. AIKMAN, one of the leading citizens of Washington, IN, died on Monday of last week after six weeks illness at the age of 78 years.  He was twice elected treasurer of Daviess County on the Republican ticket, entering the real estate and insurance business upon retiring from office.  He was a prominent Mason in Southern Indiana and served as secretary of the four branches of the order of Washington for 15 years.  He is survived by the widow and 5 children.  His grandfather, John Aikman, was one of the first white settlers of Davies County.  He was a cousin of Judge Barton S. Aikman of Newport.

from the DAILY TIMES - Wed. Feb. 11, 1891 page 2
OBITUARY NOTICES
     At the family residence, three miles south of Palestine, Kosciusko
county, Ind.  Mrs. Deacon James Garvin, in the 83rd year of her age, fell
asleep January 30, 1891.  She was born March 24, 1808 in Fairfield county,
Ohio.  January 18, 1829, she was united in marriage to Mr. James Garvin, by
Elder Sytes, and in the fall of 1835 the family emigrated to Indiana and
settled on his brother's land on Turkey Creek Prairie, where the family
remained for three years.  They afterwards settled on a piece of land which
they purchased from the government, and which is near Burket, in Seward
township, where Mr. and Mrs. Garvin have since resided.  She was one of the
nine members who constituted the Yellow Creek Baptist church, being baptized
by Father Martin.  Afterwards she was connected with the Franklin Baptist
church, which was organized at her own home, and finally joined the
eSevastopol Baptist church, being a consistent member of that church at the
time of her death.  She was a pioneer settler of this county, and was the
mother of ten children, four of whom have preceded her to that better land,
two sons and four daughters remaining to mourn their loss; also, nineteen
grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.  Of the six children, all but
one have made a religious profession; also the greater part of the
grandchildren have given their hearts to God.  Mrs. Garvin's religious and
church life extended over a period of about fifty-one years.  She was always
ready to do all she could to sustain the Master's cause.  As a wife she was
affectionate and kind; as a mother most fond and indulgent; as a friend
steadfast and true; and as a neighbor she was beloved by all; for, in times
of sickness, she had been ever ready to lend a helping hand and minister to
the wants of the poor.  Aside from her own family, they raised six orphan
boys, three to manhood.  In the last few years of her life she threw off the
cares and anxieties of this world and thought as a child only to be loved.
In her last few days of suffering--for her sickness was of short
duration--her mind went back to the hymns she sung in former years, and she
sang parts of "Come thou fount of every blessing."  The funeral services
took place on Sunday morning, February 1, at the Palestine church, Rev.
Bragg of the Sevastopol Baptist church, officiating.  The mortal remains
were followed to the grave in the Palestine cemetery by a large company of
mourning relatives and sympathizing friends, where they were deposited to
await the resurrections of the just.  "Blessed are the dead which die in the
Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their
labors; and their works do follow them."

Date: NORTHERN INDIANIAN   Dec. 31, 1903  (front page)
DEATH OF CENTENARIAN
Mrs. Houghtling Passes Away in her 103rd Year
Resided for Many Years with Her Son in Noble County, Just across the
Kosciusko County Line
     In the death of Mrs. Harriet Houghtling, which occurred at her
residence, a half-mile south of Cromwell, Noble county, on the 18th inst.,
was marked the culmination of what may well be regarded as a most remarkable
career.  Born as she was when the nineteenth century was only one year old,
her birthdays were the mile stones which recorded more extraordinary
historical data than was ever crowded into any previous hundred years.  The
exact date of the birth of this interesting and remarkable character was
January 20th, 1801, her birthplace being Lebanon, Mass.  On August 12, 1818,
she was married to Elias Houghtling, who with his young bride, soon
thereafter removed to Bradford county, Pa.  In 1844, with the progress of
empire, Mr. Houghtling, wife and children set their faces toward the setting
sun, this time settling in the county of Tusarawas, Ohio, and again in 1872,
in response to the same influence, they removed to Leipsic, Putnam county,
and finally in 1886, at the ripe old age of 84 years, when no one but the
hardiest of the hardy would dream of assuming the hardships and
inconveniences incident to a change of residence so remote, Mother
Houghtling moved to Noble county, where her declining days were  spent and
where her eventful and useful life came to a peaceful close.
     Mrs. Houghtling was the mother of eight children, six sons and two
daughters, the names of the children being, Ira Harriet, Adam, Horace,
Esther, Norman, Steward and Charles.  Three of her sons went west in the
early 50's and never returned, and so far as known have never been heard
from, while Adam was accidentally killed by the falling of a heavy barn
beam, and Harriet, Esther and Norman died at their homes.  There are sixteen
grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren and fourteen
great-great-grandchildren.  Mother Houghtling, through her extreme
advancement in years, became a constant care and was cared for by her son
Steward, assisted by her grandchildren, all of whom took great pleasure in
extending to the centenarian their helpful, tender kindnesses.  Mother
Houghtling's relation to the church was ever of that order which challenged
the admiration of all who knew her.  She was a member of the old school
Baptist church for a short period, after which she became identified with
the Methodist Episcopal church and remained a loyal member of that
organization up to the time of her death, at the age of 102 years, 10 months
and 28 days.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Hatfield,
assisted by Rev. J. Dunkle, at the United Brethren church at Indian Village.
The remains were laid to rest in the Ligonier cemetery.

The Loogootee Tribune, Loogootee, IN  Thurs 9 Aug 1984
ASH, Joe Vincent
Joe Vincent Ash, age 50, Rte. 2, Loogootee, died at 3:30 am Monday August 6,
1984 at his residence following an illness of several months.
The son of Vincent and Mary Teresa Gootee Ash, he was born 18 Apr 1934 in
Daviess County.  He married the former Ida Mae Graber on 17 Jan 1969 and she
survives.  He was a farmer and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barr
Twp.
Other survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Francis Ernestine Hunter, Mrs. Joe
(Margie) Arvin and Mrs. Frank (Alice) Matthews, all of Loogootee.  Two
brothers preceded  him in death.
Funeral services  will be held at 10:00 am Thursday August 9th at St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Barr Twp. Interment will be in the church cemetery.   A
prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm Wednsday at the Funeral Home. The
Titzer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Loogootee Tribune  Thurs 27 Nov 1975
Chris Ash 7-75
Chris Ash, age 83, Loogootee, Rt 2, a retired farmer died at 10:35 am Sunday,
November 23 at the Daviess County Hospital.
He was born August 20, 1892 in Daviess County, son of James R. Ash and Sarah
Spaulding Ash, and married Theresa Norris who died in 1970.  Mr. Ash was a
World War 1 veteran and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barr
township and a 55 year member of the Loogootee American Legion Post No. 120.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
The funeral was at 10 am Tuesday at St. Mary's Church, Barr township, with
burial in the church cemetery.  Titzer Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements.

Loogootee Tribune  119-50  Loogootee, IN  Thurs 15 Sept 1983
John M. Ash (Cemetery Row 9-96)
John M. Ash age 56, Rte 3, Loogootee, was dead on arrival at the Daviess
County Hospital at 6:45 PM Wednesday, Sept 7, 1983, following a tractor
accident at his home.
The son of John Vincent and Mary Teresia Gootee Ash, he was born 27 Dec 1926
in Daviess County.  He married the former Rita Holland on June 19, 1948 and
she survives.
Other survivors include five sons, Dennis and William Ash, both of Loogootee,
Thomas E. and Timothy Ash of Washington and Patrick Ash of Montgomery; two
daughters,  Mrs., Warren (Linda) Hays, Loogootee and Mrs. Charles (Mari Jo)
Kane of Washington; 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers, James Ash and Joseph Ash,
Loogootee, and four sisters Mrs. Francis (Ernestine) Hunter, Marjorie Jo
Arvin, and Mrs. Frank (Alice Matthews) all of Loogootee, and Mrs. Murel
(Mary) Seal, Montgomery.  On brother, Jerry Ash, preceded him in death.
Mr. Ash was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Barr Twp, the K of C and
American Legion Post 120 of Loogootee and was on the church council of St.
Mary's.   Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Saturday, Sept 10, at St. Mary's
Church, Barr Township, with interment in the church cemetery.  Rev. Firmus
Dick officiated.  The Titzer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Times Herald
Washington, IN  Tues 27 Nov 1973
Jerry F. Ash, 37, Loogootee Rte. 2, died at 8:15 pm Monday and Jasper
Memorial Hospital after a long illness.  He was a farmer and a member of St.
Mary's Catholic Church, Barr Twp. and the Knights of Columbus.
He was born August 15, 1936 in Daviess Co, son of the late John Vincent and
Mary (Teresa) Gootee Ash.  In 1965 he married Carol Strange, who survives.
Also surviving at three brothers, James, John, Joseph Ash, all of Loogootee;
and four sisters, Mrs. Francis (Ernestine) Hunter, Mrs. Joseph (Marjorie)
Arvin, and Mrs. Frank (Alice Matthews), all of Loogootee and Mrs. Murel
(Mary) Seal, Montgomery.
The funeral will be at 10 AM Thursday at St. Mary's Church, Barr Township,
with burial in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Titzer Funeral
Home in Loogootee after 7:30 pm today.  Members of the parish will pray the
Rosary at 7:30 pm Wednesday.

Washington Gazette  33-44,
Washington, IN Tues 1 Mar 1898
Mrs. Henry Ash, who lived near Cannelburg in Barr Twp, died Tues of general
debility.  Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery Wednesday.

Washington Daily Times
Washington, IN  11 Jun 1959
Raphael Ash, 71, RR 2, Loogootee, died at 7:30 am today at the Regina Home in
Evansville.  Cause of death was reported as a lingering illness.
Mr. Ash, who was never married, was born in Daviess County, the son of the
late James R. and Sarah A. Spalding Ash.  He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Ella Bullock, Vincent and
Christopher Ash all of RR 2, Loogootee.  A funeral Mass will be offered Saturday at 9 am at St. Mary's Catholic
Church, Barr Twp, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.  Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home in Loogootee after 7:00 this
evening.  Rosary services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 7:30 pm.

Loogootee Tribune
Loogootee, IN  Thurs. 26 Mar 1970
Mrs. Theresa E. Ash, 65, Loogootee Rte. 2, died at 10:30 am Monday in Daviess
County Hospital.  She was seriously ill for four weeks, but death was unexpected.
Mrs. Ash was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barr Township, the
Altar Society and the Legion of Mary. She was born October 4, 1904 in Daviess County, a daughter of George W. and
Susan M. (Wade) Norris.  On April 26, 1927 she married James C. Ash, who
survives.  In addition to her husband she leaves one sister, Mrs. Joe (Viola) Cropp,
Loogootee; two brothers, Paul T. Norris, Odon, and J. Austin Norris,
Montgomery.  Funeral servinces will be Thursday at 10 am at St. Mary's Church in Barr
Township with burial in St. Mary's cemetery.  Friends may call at the Miller
Funeral Home, Loogootee.  The Rosary was prayed at 7:30 pm Wednsday. followed
by the Legion of Mary services at 7:45 pm.

Washington Times-Herald, Washington, IN  Fri Sept 29, 1972
ASH, John Vincent, 77, Loogootee Rte. 2, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital
in Vincennes at 12 AM today.  He had been ill for three weeks and seriously
ill for only a few hours.
Mr.Ash was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barr Township and
the American Legion Post 120, Loogootee.
Born January 19, 1895, in Daviess County, he was the son of James R. and
Sarah (Spalding) Ash.  His wife, Mary Theresa Gootee Ash, died in January
1971.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Francis (Ernestine) Hunter, Mrs. Joseph
(Marjorie) Arvin and Mrs. Frank (Alice) Matthews, all of Loogootee rural
route, and Mrs. Murel (Mary) Seal of Montgomery; four sons, James, John,
Joseph and Jerry all of Loogootee rural route; 37 grandchildren and 14
great-grandchildren; one brother, Chris of Loogootee Rte. 2.
Funeral rites  will be held at 10:00 am Monday at St. Mary's  Church with
burial  in the church cemetery.   Friends may call at the Titzer Funeral Home
after noon Sunday.  The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 PM Sunday.

Loogootee Tribune
Loogootee, IN  Thurs. 10 Jul 1986
ASH, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret Ash, 58, 302 NE 2nd St, Loogootee, died unexpectedly Wednesday,
July 9 at 1:25 am at the Bloomington Hospital.
She was born September 13, 1927 in Daviess County to Charles Roy and Mary
Elizabeth (Betty) Smith Holland, both deceased.
She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the American Legion
Auxillary.
Surviving are three daughters, Paula Osborne, Mrs. Mike (Debra) Kirk, Donna
S. Kidwell, all of Loogootee; one son, Charles V. Ash, Loogootee; one sister,
Rita Ash, Loogootee; three brothers, Dean Holland, Demont, IN; Carol Holland
and Chris Holland, both of Loogootee and twelve grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 11, at 10:00 am at St. John's
Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Friends may call after 2:00 pm Thursday at the Titzer Funeral Home in
Loogootee.  A Parish Rosary will be at 7:00 pm Thursday evening.

Loogootee Tribune
Loogootee, IN  Thurs 20 Dec 1951
ASH, Mary Elizabeth
Miss Mary Ash Taken By Death
Miss Mary Elizabeth Ash, age 72 years, single, died at her home on Rte. 2,
Loogootee at 11:35 pm tuesday December 18, 1951.  Miss Ash had been ill for
only a few days.
The deceased was born in Daviess County on October 18, 1879 the daughter of
James and Sarah Spalding Ash.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic
Church, Barr Township, Daviess Co, and member of the Altar Society of the
parish.
She is survived by the two brothers, Silas Ash and Raphael Ash, which whom
she lived; a sister, Mrs. Ella Bullock, and two brothers, Chris Ash and
Vincent Ash, all of Loogootee.  One brother, Thomas has passed away.
Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home in Loogootee.  The Rosary will be
recited at 7:30 pm Thursday evening.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 am at St. Mary's Church, Friday,
and interment in the church cemetery.

Martin County Tribune
Loogootee, IN Thurs. 24 Oct 1935
Thomas K. Ash died at the home of his brother Silas Ash in Van Buren
Township, Daviess County, three miles north-west of St. Mary's at 10 o'clock
Monday forenoon, at the age of 50 years, 3 months and 1 day.
The deceased was born ( 20 Jul 1885) in Van Buren township, a son of James R.
and Sarah Spalding Ash.  He was never married.
The deceased had been a sufferer of a complication of ailments for about
three years and had been serious for the past ten days.  He was a member of
St. Mary's Catholic Church from where the funeral service was held at 9
o'clock Wednesday morning. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Martin County Tribune XXIII-28
Loogootee, IN  Fri.  21 Jan 1898
Mrs. Thomas Borders died at her home three miles north east of Loogootee,
near the Strawn school house, on the 13th instant, after a brief illness of
pneumonia.  Deceased leaves a husband, daughter, sons, mother, brothers and
sisters with whom many other friends and relatives join sincerely mourning
the great loss.  Mrs. Borders was of a most lively, cheerful disposition
andwill be sadly missed in the broken home circle and among former neighbors
and associates.  Interment St. Mary's Saturday forenoon after Mass.
NOTE: Her maiden name was Mary Williams.


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