More obituaries of people interred in Young America Cemetery.

Clyde T. Allen

FLORA, Ind. - Clyde T. Allen, 91, Flora R.R. 1, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 1994 in his home.

He was born Nov. 11, 1902, in Elwood, to John B. and Jeanette (Fink) Allen. March 15, 1925, in Star City, he married Myrtle Muriel Norris, who survives.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Poplar Grove Evangelical United Brethren Church at Young America.

Also surviving are three sons, William C. Allen of Kokomo, John Allen of Logansport R.R. 5, and Joseph Allen of Flora R.R. 1; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A grandson, a brother and a sister preceded him in death.

Private services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Young America Cemetery. The Rev. David Abel will officiate. No public visitation is planned. Murray Funeral Home Galveston Chapel is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.

Myrtle Allen

Myrtle Muriel Allen, 94, 5262 N. Road 1150 West, Flora, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at her residence. She was born Dec. 21, 1903, to Jesse and Metta Norris. March 15, 1925, she married Clyde T. Allen in Star City. He preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker. She was a 1920 graduate of Young America High School. She was a member of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church

Surviving are three sons, William C. Allen of Kokomo, John A. Allen of Logansport and Joseph D. Allen of Flora1; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death was a grandson.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Young America Cemetery. The Rev. David Abel will officiate. There is no calling. Memorials may be made to Gideons International or Poplar Grove Church. Murray Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Mrs. Rose Pangborn Alexander was born in Carroll County, near Wheeling, Januarey 2, 1865, the daughter of William and Nancy Dunkin Pangborn. Early in life she became a member of the Sharon Baptist church. Her late husband, William Alexander, passed away seven years ago. Mrs. Alexander came to her death, December 10, 1938, following an illness of eight weeks of paralysis.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Mary Pangburn and Mrs. Emma Wiley, five step-children and several neices and nephews.

The body was brought to the John Thomas Co. funeral home and prepared for burial and returned to the home Sunday afternoon. The funeral was held at the Young America Baptist church, Monday forenoon. Burial in the Young America cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Givens, Wm. Hershman and Mrs. W. E. Hershman of Goldsmith, Lester Alexander of Elwood, and Lloyd Prescott and family attended the funeral. She was a step-mother of Mrs. Lloyd Prescott, Lester Alexander and Mrs. Hershman and an aunt to the others. [Galveston Leader, Thursday, 15 Dec 1938]

Clifford Barber

FLORA - Clifford Barber, 83, Flora R.R. 1, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Fix Community Nursing Home here following a five-year illness.

Born in Ervin Township, Howard County, Aug. 26, 1885, he was the son of Henry and Sarah Elizabeth (McCracken) Barber.

He was married to Fay Estella Platt who preceded him in death in 1955.

A retired farmer, he was a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving are seven cousins including Ross, Elmer Barber, both of Flora.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Lieter Funeral Home here with the Rev. Larry Newberg officiating. Burial will be in the Young America Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. [Kokomo Tribune, Wed 18 Dec 1968]

Rettie Barber

From the memorial card:

In memory of RETTIE BARBER
born March 4, 1893 Jan. 16, 1874
Passed Away December 23, 1952
Services Conducted FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1952
Officiating REV. A. B. McKAIN
Assisted by REV. C. S. FIFE

Obituary from John Thomas Co., Galveston, Indiana

Rettie Caroline Heinmiller was one of eight children of John and Susanna (Cup) Heinmiller. She was born in Ervin township, Howard county, Indiana, and her whole life was spent in the same community. On March 4, 1893, she was married to Olymus D. Barber, and although they had no children of their own, during their years together their house was a haven for relatives and friends who were homeless or needing care.

At the age of 12 she united with the Poplar Grove United Brethren church and she was always interested in the work and welfare of the church, even after she was no longer able to take an active part. She was also a member of the Home Circle and Birthday clubs in her neighborhood.

After her husband's death, April 21 1948, she continued to live alone on her farm 12 miles southwest of Kokomo caring for herself in spite of failing health and eyesight. In September of 1952 her condition became such that it was necessary for her to go to a nursing home. She has been bedfast since hur return home two weeks later. Her death occurred at 9 a.m., December 23.

Her closest survivors are four nephews and eight nieces: Clifton Heinmiller, Kokomo route two, John B. Heinmiller, Frankfort, S. Dakota; Raymond Hienmiller, Detroit, Michigan; Ernest Gilbert, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Nora Irwin, Kokomo route two; Mrs. Audrey Ulerich, Kokomo route two; Mrs. Vera Chambers, Galveston; Mrs. Anna Lee, Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Rosie Lush, Moline, Illinois; Mrs. Pearl Youngs, Elgin, Illinois; Mrs. Edith Warnock, Arkansas; Mrs. Elsie Kateley, Long Beach, California. Mrs Charice Roach of Lincoln, a cousin of Mrs. Barbers, was reared in their home.

Mrs. Clifford Barber

YOUNG AMERICA - (Tribune Area Special) - Mrs. Fay E. Barber, 70, wife of Clifford Barber, living two and one-half miles southwest of Young Ameica, died at 11"45 a.m. Thursday in Memorial Hospital, Logansport. She had been ill two years and a patient at the hospital four weeks.

Mrs. Barber was born Oct. 30, 1884, in Ervin Township, Howard County, the daughter of James and Susie (Hubler) Platt. She and the surviving husband were married Dec 15, 1907.

She was a member of the Poplar Grove EUB Church and the Eastern Star and Pythian Sisters lodges at Young America.

With the husband she leaves a sister, Mrs. Edith Williams of Galveston; a brother, Charles Platt, Galveston R.R. 2; a niece, Mrs. Mary Sutphin of Indianapolis and two nephews, Joe Platt of Kokomo and Robert Thomas of Galveston.

The body will be taken from the Thomas Funeral Home in Galveston to the family residence where friends may call after Saturday noon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Poplar Grove EUB Church. Burial will be in the Young America Cemetery. [Kokomo Tribune-24 Feb 1955]

Mrs. Mary A. Barber succumbs at home near there Wednesday.

Flora, Ind., June 2.--(Tribune Special)-- Mrs. Mary A. Barber, 81, for many years a resident of this community died following a long illness at her home 8 1/2 miles east of here at 9:15 o'clock Wednesday night.

Mrs. Barber was born in Cass county on Oct. 17, 1856 to Mitchell and Elsie Beckner. She was a member of the Young America Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Abner R. Barber; four sons, Mark, Lester, Ralph and Walter H. Barber, residing near the homestead; two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Roach and Mrs. Ethel Zethel, also residents of the community; a brother, David Beckner, of Dayton, Ohio; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body was removed to the Leiter funeral home here and returned to the home later in the day. The funeral will be held at the Young America Baptist church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. [Kokomo Tribune 2 June 1938]


Jacob Ellsworth Barker was born October 18, 1869, in Laporte County Indiana, and departed this life March 3, 1933, at the age of 64 years, 5 months and 15 days. He was the son of Joseph and Easter Barker, both having preceded him in death.

He came to Howard county with his parents as a child, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage Feb. 21, 1892, to Dora M. Lightfoot who survives.

Tos this union five children were born three of whom survive, namely: Lester of Kokomo, Mrs. Lottie Harmon, and Mrs. Margaret Rutherford, also of Kokomo; Amel Ellsworth and Lillie Ellen preceded him in death. Two brothers and a sister, William and Charles and Mrs. Anna Lightfoot, also survive. Ten grand-children and a host of relatives and friends will mourn his passing. He united with the Upper Deer Creek Christian church January 17, 1915

Mr. Barker had been a farmer all his life and had resided in Howard and Cass Counties the major portion of his life. He was highly esteemed by alll who knew him, his honesty and trustworthiness were unquestioned. He was kindly neighbor, a loving husband and father.

Funeral services were held Monday morning, March 6, at the Christian church at Young America, conducted by Rev. Mason, assisted by Rev. Dickison. [Galveston Leader]

Lester Barker Jr

Lester Barker Jr, 26, 309 1/2 N. Main St. died at 9 a.m. Wednesday in a hospital at Anderson, Ind., of pulmonary edema, after being ill four months.

He was born Feb. 15 1927, in Howard County, the son of Lester and Anna (Moon) Barker.

Surviving are the father, four brothers, Raymond, Joseph, David and Loren Barker, all of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Sharp of Kokomo, Mrs. Mary Gerrard and Mrs. Barbara Darling, both of Lincoln and his grandmother, Mrs. Dora Minnie of Kokomo.

The body is at the Peacock Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday. funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, the Rev. Garth Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the Young America Cemetery. (died 27 Jan 1954)

Lester Barker Sr

Lester Orville Barker Sr., 85, 1905 N. Ohio Ave., died at 1:31 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 1982, in Howard Community Hospital.

He was born Sept. 15, 1897, in Howard County to Jacob Elsworth and Dora Minnie (Lightfoot) Barker. He was married in 1951 to Evergreen Roper who survives.

Other survivors are four sons, Joseph Walter Barker of Cookeville, Tenn., Carl Raymond Barker of Tampa, Fla., Michael David Barker of Greentown, and Loren Samuel Barker of Kokomo; two daughters, Barbara Ellen Darland of Lincoln and Sarah June Sharp of Kokomo; three stepsons, Halford Hutcheson, Mississippi, and Merle Bertbay and Robert Roper, both of Kokomo; one stepdaughter, Ellen Hinton of Kokomo; two sisters Lottie Irene Harmon of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Rachel Margaret Olmstest of Hobe Sound, Fla.: 48 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. One son, two daughters, one brother and one sister are deceased.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Ellers Mortuary with the Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Young America Cemetery. Calling at the mortuary will be 2 to 4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. [Kokomo Tribune]

John W. Beck

YOUNG AMERCA -- (Tribune Area Special) --John W. Beck, 87, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Mendenhall, in Flowler at 6 p.m. Friday where he had been ill for the past 14 weeks.

He was born Dec. 19, 1870, the son of Samuel Johnson and Emmalien (Deisch) Beck. On Feb. 22, 1894 he married Bertha Stevens who died Aug. 11, 1911.

He was a member of the YOung America Christian Church and sold insurance there for several years. He was also a farmer.

Surviving besides Mrs. Mendenhall, are three other daughters, Mrs. gnes Brower, Wllloon Lake, Mich., Mrs. Louise Unger of Young America and Mrs. Dorothy Garrison of Fowler; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Swaim of Logansport and Mrs. Lura Frantz of Logansport; one brother, Charles R. Beck of Logansport. A daughter, Mrs. Helen Turley preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be a 2 p.m. Monday at the young America Christian Church with the Rev. Harry Rea officiatin. Burial will be in the Young America Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thomas Funeral Home after 11 a.m. Sunday. [Kokomo Tribune June 1958]


Mrs. Emma J. Carter, 72, died at 6:15 Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sybil Cunninham, in Flora. She had been ill the last year. Mrs. Carter was born in Howard County near Poplar Grove, October 20, 1876. Her parents were Davis L. and Sarah Littler Pickett. She married Albin Carter, now deceased.

Surviving are the daughter with whom she lived, a granddaughter, Ruth Marie Cunninham, and a brother and sister, Mincher and Miss Abbie Pickett, both of Young America. She was a member of the Friends Church. The body is at the Carter Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 3:00 Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Harlin Smith of the Flora Church of the Brethren in charge. Burial will be in the Young America Cemetery.


Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Forgey residence in Young America for Earl Forgey, 53, who died Thursday morning in the Cass County hospital, Logansport. He had been ill for two weeks and death followed an operation. He was born in Washington Township, Carroll County, Oct. 11, 1887, the son of Thomas and Emma Forgey. He was a member of the Deer Creek Presbyterian Church and had been employed by the Cass County Highway Department. Survivors are the wife, Osa; the mother, Mrs. Emma Forgey; three daughters, Mrs. Carol Fidler, of Logansport; Shirley and Phyllis, at home; a son, Dale, at home. Other survivors are a grandson, Jimmie Fidler, of Logansport; two brothers, Clarence, of Camden, rural route; Thomas, of Niles, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Della McCauley, of Kokomo and Mrs. Alice Loffman; the mother-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Hurst, who resides with them. Rev. Everett E. Nixon, of Kokomo, officiated at the final rites. Burial was made in the Young America Cemetery.


Chas. E. Harmon, prominent barber and business man of Young America, died Wednesday morning at his home at that place after only a short illness of a complication of diseases. He was fifty years of age and leaves a widow and five children. He was prominent in lodge and business circles and by careful management and good business judgment made a success, leaving his family in fairly good condition financially. His death is a severe blow to the community. The funeral will be held today, Friday, at 10 o'clock at the Disciple's Church. The K. of P. lodge, of which he was an honored member, will have charge of the burial service.

Following a few days' illness with influenza that developed into pneumonia, Mrs. A.L. Hilton died at the family home about 7 miles northeast of the city last Sunday morning at 5:20 o'clock. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Deer Creek U.B. Church, of which she was a member, the pastor, Rev. Rosenbarger, of Young America, officiating. Interment was made in the Young America Cemetery beside her mother. Maiden name of the deceased was Alice Belle Clements and she was past 34 years of age. Besides the husband and five children she is survived by five brothers and one sister.

Isaac E. Cress

YOUNG AMERICA - (Special to the Tribune) - Isaac Elwood (Dick) Cress, 85, died at 10:15 a.m., Monday at his residence in Young America.

He was born Aug. 19, 1872 in Iowa, the son on Henry and Olive Daniels Cress. On May 17, 1895, he was married to Dora R. Wikle, who preceded him in death, on July 12, 1948.

Mr. Cress was a farmer and road contractor and served one term as trustee of Ervin Township.

He was a 50-year member of the K. of P. and Masonic Lodges at Young America.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Inez Wertz, Galveston R.R. 2; Mrs. Olive Raines Crane, 1104 N. Korby St., Kokomo, and Mrs. Clourse Alexander, Kokomo R.R. 1; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Wikle, Flora; 10 grand children, and 26 great-grandchildren.

Two daughters, Virginia Cress and Mrs. Treva Robinson preceded him in death. Mrs. Robinson, of North Vernon, was fatally injured last Monday in a traffic accident on U.S. 52 near Lebanon.

Friends may call at the Thomas Funeral Home, Galveston, after 1 p.m. Tuesday. The body will be removed to the Christian Congregational Church at Young America, at 1 p.m., Wednesday and will lie in state for one hour until the time of services.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Everett Nixon, assisted by the Rev. Harry Rea.

Burial will be in the Young America Cemetery. [Kokomo Tribune, 16 June 1958]


Young America, Ind., Feb 26 - (Tribune Area Special) - Silas Bruce Cripe, 70, retired farmer died at his home in Young America, Friday noon, following three weeks' illness.

Mr. Cripe engaged in farming all his life, retiring and moving to Young America about a year ago. His wife preceded him in death a year ago.

He was the son of Samuel and Mary Cripe and was born in Cass County March 28, 1872. He was married to Lillie Sturgeon April 1, 1897.

Surviving are four children, Miss Grace Cripe of St. Bernice, Ind., Mrs. Charles Teel of Hamlet, Ind., Mrs. Russell Beck of Young America and John S. Cripe of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mark Barber living near Galveston and one brother, Colonel Cripe of Peoria, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church in Young America Sunday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Harry Rae officiating. Burial will follow in Young America cemetery. The body will be returned to the family residence from the Wayne Ladd funeral home at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. [Kokomo Tribune, Sat. 27 Feb 1943]

Mrs. Mary L. Davidson

Mrs. Mary L. Davidson, 92, Kokomo R.R. 1, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in her home.

Born Jan 28, 1892, in Star City, she was the daughter of Emmett and Susanna (Werick) Wirick. She was married June 24, 1904, to B. R. Davidson, Sr., who preceded her in death May 28, 1969.

Surviving are a son, B.R. Davidson, Jr. of Kokomo R.R. 1; a brother, Elmus H. Hirick of Kokomo, and three grandchildren. A son and a daughter preceded her in death.

Private funeral services will be Thursday in Neptune Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Louthain officiating. Burial will be in Young America Cemetery. The family prefers that memorials be in the form of contributions to St. Joseph Memorial Hospital Foundation Fund. [Kokomo Tribune, May 28, 1974]

Mrs. S. B. Davies dies
Had been seriously ill for week - Lifelong resident of county

Mrs. Emily L. Davies, wife of Samuel B. Davies, passed away at 8:10 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home, 523 East Taylor street, after an illness that had its beginning several years ago but became serious only a little more than a week ago.

Surviving with the husband are three children, Mrs. Mary Calhoun of this city, Ernest A. Davies of Muncie and Harry a Davies of Los Angeles. There is one grand-daughter, Elizabeth Calhoun and a brother, Charles W. Elleman of New London.

Mrs. Davies was born Jan. 26, 1871 in Ervin township, Howard county, the daughter of William and Keturah Ellaman. She was reared in that community and was married on Nov. 17, 1889. Mr. and Mrs. Davies have been residents of this city for many years.

She was member of Grace M.E. church, of Morah Rebekah lodge, the Order of Eastern Star and the Pythian Sisters. In all her affiliations she gave of her service faithfully and won friends

No arrangements will be made for the funeral until the son in California is heard from.

Miss Merle Davies

Miss Merle Davies, daughter of Ora J. Davies of Ervin township, former Howard county treasurer and former state treasurer, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday night at Cass County Memorial Hospital at Logansport, where she was taken recently following the recurrence of an old illness.

The [b]ody was brought to the Rich funeral home in this city and will be taken to the family home near Young America where friends may call after 7 o'clock Friday night. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in the Young America cemetery beside her mother who died in 1938.

Mis Davies was a lifelong resident of Ervin township, the daughter of Ora J. and Loetta Harness Daviess. She was a descendant of Robert Coats, one of the founders of the First Friends church in the county and an early day commissioner of Howard county and of Joseph Davies who early in the 1840's settled on the farm that was her home. A portion of the house in which the Davies family lived was built there more than 100 years ago.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah lodges and the White Shrine of Jerusalem at Young America and was a graduate of the Young America High school. She held a birthright in the Friends church. When her father was treasurer of Howard county she was employed in the office, where she made many friends.

The only survivors with the father are an aunt, Mrs. Blanche Applegate of Oklahoma, and several cousins. d. 28 July 1948


Samuel B. Davies, 78, lifelong resident of Howard county and widely known, particularly in Kokomo, died at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at the St. Joseph hospital where he had been a patient only about an hour, succumbing to a heart disorder.

He had come from his home in Clay township northwest of Kokomo to the office of his physician a short time before, not realizing his condition was serious. The physician at once ordered him to the hospital.

Mr. Davies was for approximately 25 years head of the engineers of the Kokomo High school staff, position he relinquished in 1939 when he moved to his farm home. He had been in failing health for six months

The deceased was born in Ervin township, October 15, 1867, the of Joseph and Rebecca Davies and was reared in that community though most of his mature years had been spent in Kokomo. He was married November 17, 1889 to Miss Emily L. Elleman, who died in February, 1928.

Of that union there survive three children, Mary, Mrs. John Calhoun of this city and Ernest A. and Harry A. Davies, both of Los Angeles, Calif. The sons are here at the present time and were with their father when he entered the hospital. There are two grandchildren.

Mr. Davies' second marriage was to Mrs. Minnie A. Elleman who survives as the widow. There are three stepchildren, Mrs. Tressie Yater, Ray and Ralph Elleman, all of Kokomo. He leaves also one brother, Ora J. Davies of Ervin township.

Mr. Davies was a birthright member of the Friends church and a member of the I.O.O.F. and Red Men's lodges. He held the confidence and esteem of all with whom he was associated.

The body is at the Jacobs funeral home. Arrangements for the last rites will be announced later. [Kokomo Tribune 23 April 1946]

Dillon Services

Services for Nina Dillon, 87, 2600 W. Jefferson St., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Young America Cemetery. The Rev. Macklyn Bradish will officiate. No public visitation is scheduled. Stout & Son Funeral Home at Russiville is in charge of arrangements.

Dillon died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, Nov 16, 1986, in Saint Joseph Hospital and Health Center. She was born Aug. 23, 1899, near Young America, a daughter of Jessie and Nettie Norris.

In 1916 she married Wilbur Robeson who died in April 1933. In 1936 she married James W. Dillon, who died in June 1979.

Surviving are a stepson, James A. Dillon of Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Clyde (Merle) Allen of Young America; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Two sons and a brother preceded her in death.

She had worked at Delco Electronics and Salvation Army. A resident of Howard County most of her life, she was a member of Salvation Army.


Clarence (Pete) Etherington, 43, a resident at 504 E. Sycamore St., died at 11 p.m. Sunday at Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis of a heart ailment.

He had been employed as a truck drive for the Miller Beverage Company.

The deceased was born May 6, 1911 at Young America, the son of Oliver and Bertha (Frier) Etherington.

The wife, Maxine, survives with two sons, Gerald, now at home on leave who has been serving with the Marines in Japan, and Danny Joe at home, and three daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Turner of Marion, Mona Lou and Patricia Ann at home. There is one granddaughter, Mona Royce.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ellers Funeral Chapel. Friends may call at the mortuary after Tuesday noon until the hour of the service when the casket will be closed. Burial will be in the Young America cemetery. [Kokomo Tribune 23 Jan 1955]

Far Away From Home and Friends the Young America Journeyman Blacksmith is Buried

The citizens of Young America, all but one exception, contributed to a popular subscription fund to defray the expenses of a respectable Christian funeral and burial of "Scrap Iron Bill" Fanchers, the journeyman blacksmith who was found two weeks ago frozen to death in Ervin township.

The citizens of that generous village also paid out over $6 for telegrams in trying to locate his friends in the East. The funeral was held today a 2 o'clock in one of the churches in Young America, conducted by all three of the preachers of the town, Rev's. Morgan Mosteller and Heinbaugh. After having paid all the funeral expenses the committee had enough funds remaining with which to erect a small monument to mark his final resting place. Undertaker Jake Heinmiller received a letter today from the post master at Sol Mano stating that he had forwarded the telegram of the committee to Fanscher's brother who lives in New York City. [Kokomo Daily Tribune, Wed 23 Dec 1903]


Mrs. Josephine Turley Fife, 87, 813 W. Elm St., died at St. Joseph's Hospital at 11:15 a.m. Friday. She had been in poor health for several years and here most recent illness had occurred on Thanksgiving Day.

She was born May 22, 1869, in Cass County, the daught of William and Mary Eleanor Turley. She was married to David Fife on Dec. 1, 1888.

Mrs. Fife had spent most of her life in and around the Galveston community, but she had been a resident of Kokomo for the past 20 years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Galveston.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Theressie Newport of Kokomo; two sons, Earl of Kokomo and James of Delphi; one sister, Mrs. Etta Sodermon of Gary; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. One son and two daughters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be a 2 p.m. Monday at the Ellers Chapel with the Rev. Robert Deyarmond officiating. Burial will be in the Young America Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. [Kokomo Tribune 30 Nov 1956]

Earl M. Fife

Earl M. Fife, 60, 531 E. Sycamore St. died early Saturday morning following a heart attack.

He was born Nov. 16, 1903 at Young America, the son of David and Josephine (Turley) Fife, and had lived in Kokomo the last 40 years.

Mr. Fife was employed by the Pepka Spring Co.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Alba (Ressie) Newport of Kokomo; and several nieces and nephews. Two broghters and two sisters, one of the latter Mr Fife's twin, are deceased.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Mondayu in the Ellers Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Ward officiating. Burial will be in the Young America Cemetery.

Friends may call at the chapel after noon today. The casket will remain closed. [d. 25 July 1964]


FISHER - At her late home at Young America, Thursday night, Mrs. Mary Disher, widow of Hezekiah Fisher, aged 55 years of dropsy. The Funeral will occur at the home tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Interment at Young America. [Kokomo Dispatch 5 September 1896]

Death of Frank Forgey

word was received here this afternoon of the death of Frank Forgey at the home at Young America this morning of heart failure and dropsy. He has been ailing for some time. He wasa at the Young America postoffice at 8 o'clock last night to get his mail. [15 Mar 1902]

Osa Forgey

LOGANSPORT, Ind. - Osa L. Forgey, 84, 804 N. Pearl St., died at 3:21 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 1986 in Memorial Hospital here.

She was born Oct. 24, 1901, in Young America, a daughter of Samuel and Mary (Harness) Hursh. In 1926 she married Earl Forgey, who died in 1941.

She retired from RBM Co. here in 1959 and was a member of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are a son, Dale E. Forgey of Galveston R.R. 2; three daughters, Shirley Miles of Kokomo, Phyllis Page of Sallisaw, Okla., and Donna Swartzell of Royal Center; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A brother, a sister and a grandchild preceded her in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home here. The Rev. David Smook will officiate. Burial will be in Young America Cemetery. Friends may cal from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

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