Mrs. Daisy Calloway Jones, 90, 1509 E. Broadway, died at 11:30 A. M. Thursday at her residence.

She was born November 21, 1878 in Cass County, the daughter of William and Rebecca McCloskey [mistake as should be McConahay] Calloway

Her husband, William N. died in 1942.

Survivors are two sons: Daymond 'Casey' Jones, 411 Northern Avenue, city, and Stanton C. Jones, Grand Raids, Michigan; one daughter, Mrs. Francis Davis, with whom she resided; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Koreger Funeral Home followed by services in Crooked Creek Church.

The Rev. Elliott Garner and the Rev. Howard Western will officiate. Burial will be in the Crooked Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

Logansport IN Pharos Tribune May 23 1969 pg 9; [my great great aunt] Transcribed and submitted by Sallie Lou Morris Nelson gentenmawps@juno.com


Jon Robert 'Rob' Dingeldein has lost his valiant fight for life.

Logansport's 14-year old leukemia victim died at 4:55 a.m. Thursday at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash.

The news of Rob's death came as a shock to local residents because he had appeared to be making satisfactory progress following the transplant of bone marrow from his 10 year old sister, Wendy, on October 1.

Although it was reported on October 26 that Rob had a mild rejection in the form of a skin rash, doctors at Seattle said that was not uncommon and they did not anticipate any problems.

However, in the last three days complications developed and Rob was place on the critical list Wednesday. Liver failure was reported to have been one of the factors to his death Thursday.

Rob's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dingeldein, 1826 North St., and his sister have been staying in an apartment in Seattle since the family went there on Sept 22 for the transplant operation.

Rob's death, which saddened the entire community, ended a 14 months battle to overcome the dread illness.

He was found to have the most acute type of leukemia in September, 1974, and he was taken to the Indiana University Medical Center, where he had been treated for a year.

He had been able to attend school on a part-time basis and would have been a freshman this year in Logansport high school.

Because of the great need for financial assistance for the family, the Logansport Lions Club established a Rob Dingeldein Leukemia Fund.

Rob was a former Pharos-Tribune and Press carrier-salesman.

Many local community groups joined in the fund raising activities and donations were received from as far away as Florida. The total received was $21,597. Local people also donated 92 pints of blood for him.

Besides the father, an electrician at the Grissom Air Force Base; the mother, Barbara, librarian at Lincoln school here; and the sister, Wendy, Rob is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Dingeldein, 1825 George St., and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Davis, 1509 E. Broadway; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Martha Mehaffie, Rt. 2, city.

Logansport IN Pharos Tribune and Press ca Nov 6, 1975; [my cousin] Transcribed and submitted by Sallie Lou Morris Nelson gentenmawps@juno.com


Funeral services for Jon Robert 'Rob' Dingeldein, 14, 1826 North St., will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Market Street United Methodist Church.

A victim of leukemia, he died at 4:55 a. m. Thursday at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash.

He was born March 8, 1961, at Myrtle Beach. S. D., the son of Jerry and Barbara Davis Dingeldein.

A freshman at Logansport High School, he was a member of the Art Club and the Boy Scouts. He was also a member of the Market Street United Methodist Church and the youth group of the church.

The Rev. Al Kundenreich will officiate at the funeral service and burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. today and Monday from 8 to 11 a. m. Tuesday and also at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Adult Leukemia Research Division or to the Market Street United Methodist Church.

Logansport Pharos Tribune and Press Nov 9, 1975; [my cousin] Transcribed and submitted by Sallie Lou Morris Nelson gentenmawps@juno.com


Mrs. Emma Grelle, 67, died suddenly Tuesday at noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Canady, 1509 Douglas street.

According to Dr. M. B. Stewart, coroner, death was caused by coronary thrombosis.

Mrs. Grelle was born in 1880 at Silver Lake, Indiana. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran church and was active in the American Legion auxiliary.

Her husband, Byron G. Grelle, preceded her in death. Survivors are a son and a daughter; William Grelle, Boulder, Colorado; Mrs. Mary Canady, this city; two brothers and three sisters; John Bopp, Chicago; Harry E. Bopp, city; Miss Oliah Bopp, Mulberry, Ind.; Mrs. Tilla McCune, Detroit; Mrs. Frank Jones, Monticello; two grandchildren.

The body is at the Kroeger funeral home, where friends may call. American Legion Auxiliary members will have services there Thursday evening at 7 o'clock.

Logansport Press; Wednesday January 22, 1947, page ?, column 7; Transcribed and submitted by Nancy Kelly nkelly@ismi.net

Emma Grelle Dies Suddenly Coronary Thrombosis Proves Fatal to Mrs. Emma Grelle, 67.

Mrs. Emma Grelle, 67, died suddenly at noon Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Canady, 1509 Douglas street.

A physician was called but death occurred shortly after. Death was caused by coronary thrombosis, according to Dr. M. B. Stewart, county coroner.

Mrs. Grelle was the widow of the late Byron G. Grelle. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran church and was active in the American Legion auxiliary. She was born in 1880 at Silver Lake, Ind.

Surviving are the following: a son. William Grelle, of Boulder, Colorado; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Canady, city; two brothers, Don Bopp, of Chicago, and Harry E. Bopp, city; three sisters, Miss Oliah Bopp, of Mulberry, Ind., Mrs. Tilla McCune, of Detroit, and Mrs. Frank Jones, of Monticello: and two grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Kroeger funeral home.

Pharos Tribune; Tuesday Evening, January 21, 1947, page 1, column 6; Transcribed and submitted by Nancy Kelly nkelly@ismi.net


William C. Mills, of 122 W. Fifth, died suddenly at his home at 3 a.m., Monday of heart block. He was a retired farmer, coming here from the Miami community three years ago.

He is survived by a son, James E. Mills, of New York City.

The body was removed to the Eikenberry funeral home.

Funeral services will be from the funeral home at 2 p.m., Wednesday, and burial will be in the Galveston cemetery. Friends are requested to please omit flowers.

Peru Daily Tribune; Monday December 6, 1954, page 2, column 6; Transcribed and submitted by Nancy Kelly nkelly@ismi.net


Mrs. Sallie Zehring Wood, daughter of B. F. and Mollie Zehring, was born January 7th, 1874, and departed this life September 9th, 1921, aged 47 years, 8 months and 2 days.

She was married to Edward F. Wood October 14, 1894; to this union two children were born, Russell L. Wood, of near Bennetts Switch, and Mrs. Lucinda Welch, of near Greensburg, Ind. She untied with the Universalist church of Galveston, also with the Pythian Sisters Lodge of Galveston, Ind. She was a faithful member of those institutions at the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn her loss two children and five grandchildren, a step-mother, Mrs. B. F. Zehring, two brothers, A. M. Zehring, of Bunker Hill, and William Zehring, of near Bennetts Switch, and many relatives and friends. Her grandmother Zehring took her at one month old, when her mother died, and cared for her a number of years and has always had a deep interest in her welfare. She was a faithful companion, a kind mother and obliging neighbor.

There is no death: what seems so is transition: this life of mortal breath is but a suburb of life elysium; whose portals we call death.

She is not dead, the child of our affection, but gone unto that school where she no longer needs our poor protection, and Christ Himself doth rule.

In that great cloister, stillness and seclusion by, guardian angels led, safe from temptation, safe from sin's solution, she lives, whom we call dead.

Peru Republican; Friday September 16, 1921, page 3, column 5; Transcribed and submitted by Nancy Kelly nkelly@ismi.net


Benjamin Franklin Zehring, son of William and Susannah Zehring, was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, on January 26, 1849. He removed with his parents to Miami county, Indiana, in the spring of 1857 where he has resided continuously ever since with the exception of about two years, when he lived in Cass county, Indiana, near Galveston.

On October 24, 1872, he was united in marriage to Mollie McIlwain, who departed this life February 7, 1874. To this union one child was born, Mrs. Sallie Wood, of Bennetts Switch, Indiana. On February 13, 1879, he was united in marriage with Ruth S. Wininger. To this union two sons were born, Alonzo M. of Bunker Hill, Ind., and William [five more paragraphs that only the first word or two can be seen.]

Peru Republican; Friday November 12, 1920; page 4, column s 3 & 4; Transcribed and submitted by Nancy Kelly nkelly@ismi.net


Native of Deer Creek Township Dieds at Galveston Home.

Funeral services for Geo. Wash. Winninger, [ should be Wininger ] of Galveston, were held at the United Brethren Church that city Thursday. Rev. Walter House, officiating assisted by Rev. Harry Jones, and burial taking place in the Galveston cemetery.

Mr. Winninger [Wininger] was born in Deer Creek township, Miami county, a son of George W. and Cinderilla [Cindrilla] Winninger, [Wininger] on Nov 10, 18??, [his marker says he was born June 17, 1862] and he was married to Miss Sally [Sallie] Saunders, [Sanders] and they spent their few years together on their farm east of Galveston. Four children were born to them, one of whom a daughter, Dessie, died in infancy. Another daughter, Lena, died when she was eighteen years of age. Mrs. Wininger passed away in 1932. [should be 1892] Three years later he was united in marriage with Miss Dora M. Roach of Lexington, Ky., and to this union two daughters were born. In 1904 they built the house in Galveston in which he has since resided.

After his retirement from farming he served 22 years as secretary of the Galveston Cemetery Association, and had resigned just the week prior to his death. He also served as receiver for the G. W. Conwell bank here. Although he had been a member of the Galveston Methodist church for a long period of time, during the past several years he was a faithful worshiper in the United Brethren church.

Surviving are four children; Charles G. and William Wininger of Lincoln, Mrs. Bessie Stuart, of Middletown, Ohio and Mrs. Marguerite DeLo [ should be Delo ] of Kokomo. His wife passed away in March, 1942.

He leaves also seven grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Mills of California, Mrs. Rilla Mills of Miami, and Mrs. Della Zehring of Center, and quite a number of nieces and nephews.

The Peru Republican; Friday, May 10, 1946; page 4, column 3; Transcribed and submitted by Nancy Kelly nkelly@ismi.net


GALVESTON (Tribune Area Special) – The Rev. Henry C. Beckett, 83, retired Universalist minister, died at 5 a.m. Saturday in his home in Galveston.

    The son of Elza and Maria (Engles) Beckett, he was born Aug. 25 in Shelby County, Ill., and he was married Aug. 26, 1888 to Miss Lydia Spurgeon, who survives.

    Mr. Beckett came to Galveston from Hopkinsville, Ky., in 1905 and was pastor of the Galveston Universalist Church for 15 years. After his retirement, he operated a small poultry farm at the edge of Galveston for several years. He also served a term as trustee of Jackson Township.

    Surviving with the widow, are a daughter, Mrs. Atsie Lawrence who is the wife of Glen C. Lawrence, Galveston town marshal; a grandson, Reginald Lawrence; a great-grandson, Lawrence E. Lawrence, all of Galveston; a sister, Mrs. Maude Slater, and a brother, William Beckett, both of Oconee, Ill.

    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Thomas Funeral Home in Galveston with the Rev. W. C. Holmes of Logansport officiating. Burial will be in the Galveston Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Kokomo Tribune, 6 February 1953

Mrs. Lydia Ann Beckett Dies Monday Night

    Mrs. Lydia Ann Beckett, 82, widow of the Rev. Henry C. Beckett, died at 10:00 p.m. Monday, December 21, at the Galveston Nursing Home. She had been a patient at the nursing home for 12 days, but had been an invalid for the past eleven years.

    She was born May 31, 1871, in Dade county, Missouri, the daughter of John Franklin and Martha Ellen (King) Spurgeon. When she was nine years old, she moved to Illinois. She had been a resident of Galveston since 1905.

    August 26, 1888, she married Mr. Beckett, who died February 7 of this year. He was a former pastor of the Universalist church here in Galveston.

    Mrs. Beckett was a painter and had exhibited a number of her pictures in Indianapolis and other places. She was also widely known for her antique collection.

    In 1931 she organized the Art and Garden club in Galveston.

    Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Atsie Lawrence; a grandson, Reginald Lawrence; and a great-grandson, Larry Lawrence, all of Galveston. There are two aunts, one uncle and several cousins in Missouri and Illinois.

    Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 1:00 p.m. at the Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in the Galveston cemetery.

Galveston Leader, Thursday, Dec 24, 1953, p.1

Blanche Pherson

    WALTON, Ind. - Blanche Pherson, 67, Walton R.R. 1, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 1978, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Kokomo.

    Born in Kokomo Sept. 19, 1911, she was the daughter of Jud and Oma (Lanning) Allison. She was married Oct. 19, 1946, to Laurel Pherson, who survives.

    She formerly was employed by Stellite Division and Delco Electronics Division in Kokomo. She was a member of Galveston United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Logansport, Galveston American Legion Auxiliary and Galveston Order of the Eastern Star.

    Also surviving are three sons, Larry Goldsberry of Kokomo, Sam Goldsberry of Galveston and Rex Pherson of Galveston; two brothers, John Allison of Logansport and Earl Allison of South Bend; and seven grandchildren.

    Arrangements are pending in Murray Funeral Home, Galveston Chapel.

Kokomo Tribune, Tues., Nov. 7, 1978

Laurel W. Pherson

    GALVESTON, Ind. - Laurel "Sleepy" W. Pherson, 71, Galveston R.R. 2, died in Memorial Hospital in Logansport at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1980 following an illness of six weeks.

    He was born in Flora, Dec. 25, 1908, the son of Walter E. and Ida Mae Pherson. He was married Oct. 19, 1946 to Blanche Allison, who died Nov. 6, 1978.

    Surviving are two sons, Rex A. Pherson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and John R. Pherson of Chicago Heights, Ill; four daughters, Shirley M. Cave of Louisville, Ky., Jo Ann Burthay and Leona Boulay both of Kokomo, and Jean Jones of Sharpsville; two stepsons, Sam Goldsberry of Galveston and Larry Goldsberry of Kokomo; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    He had lived most of his life in Cass and Carroll counties and had been employed for 32 years at Delco Electronics Division, Kokomo. He had served with the Army during World War II and was a member of United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and 40 et 8 in Logansport, and American Legion in Walton.

    Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Murray Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Byers officiating. Burial will be in Galveston Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today

Kokomo Tribune, Fri, Dec 26, 1980 p. 7

Services Set Saturday For A. Dotterer

    Services for Amandus Dotterer, 90, formerly of 313 Wheatland Ave., will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fisher funeral home.

    Dotterer died at 12:56 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial hospital after he was brought there from a nursing home in Mulberry.

    The son of Amandus and Catherine Troyer Dotterer, he was born Jan 20, 1876 in Howard county.

    He retired after 44 years as a Pennsylvania railroad engineer in 1945.

    He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran church.

    Surviving are two sons, James, Springfield, Ohio and Robert, Glendale, Calif.; a brother, William, Indianapolis, and two half-brothers, Monroe and Frank Yenna, Kokomo.

    Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call after noon Friday at the funeral home.
Logansport Pharos-Tribune; Wednesday evening, July 13, 1966


LOGANSPORT, Ind., Aug. 3 – The body of Winfield S. Wilson, Jr., son of W. S. Wilson, Sr., of Harrison township, who lost his life as a result of wounds received in the battle of Chateau Thierry, France in the world war, will arrive in Logansport Friday and will be taken to the parents’ home.

    Wilson was 26 years of age and left Logansport with the first detachment called from Cass county. He suffered gunshot wounds early in the morning of October 14, 1918. He received first aid treatment, but died at 10:30 o’clock the same day. He was the only one that met with mishap that went from Harrison township.

Kokomo Dispatch August 4 1921 p. 2

Rufus A Fisher Dies

    Rufus A. Fisher, 80, a resident of the Denver community for 55 years, died at 11:15 o'clock Monday morning at the home of a son, Floyd Fisher, in Denver. He had been ill several years, and totally incapacitated for seven months.

    Funeral services will be conducted in the McCain funeral home at Denver at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. C. F. Golden, pastor of the Denver Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be in Weasaw cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon it was announced.

    Survivors include the son, a daughter, Mrs James Boyer of Bunker Hill, and a step-son, Wilber Benedict, Peru route one. Surviving also are a brother, George Fisher, of Denver; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A son, Omar, and a brother and sister are deceased.

    Born in Franklin county, Va., in 1868, the deceased was married in 1900 to Cora See, who died in 1925.

Kokomo Tribune Tues. April 19 1949 p.10

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