More obituaries of people interred in Young America Cemetery.

Jacobson Funeral Rites

Funeral services for Mrs. Armetta Jacobson, wife of Soren Jacobson, who died Wednesday night at her home in Young America, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Young America Baptist church. The Rev. Harry Rae, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Young America Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Jacobson residence after 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. [died 7 May 1941]

Was Engaged in Air Mail Aviation; Funeral will be Held Wednesday

Young America, Ind., Nov. 17 (Tribune Special) -- Martha Belle Jacobson, 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Soren Jacobson of Young America, died at Cincinnati, Ohio, Sunday evening at 5:30 o'clock. The body arrived in Kokomo on the 1:15 Pennsylvania train Monday morning and will be brought to Young America from there.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist church in Young America with the Rev. Mr. Mitchell of Muncie officiating assisted by the Rev. Mr. Rhea of Galveston. Burial will be made in Young America cemetery.

Miss Jacobson's death was caused by peritonitis following an operation three weeks ago.

The young woman was a graduate of Young America High school with the class of 1924. Two years ago she enterd the aviation school at Cincinnati, completing her course and obtaining her pilot's license. She followed this work, being one of the pilots on the air mail route from Cincinnati to Chicago under Ambrey Riddle until a year ago, when she underwent an operation which incapacitated her for flying and since that time was employed in the offices. Mis Jacobson was the only woman aviator in this vicinity and one of the very few in the state to choose that profession.

Besides the parents she is survived by two sisters, Mary of Cincinnati and Clara, living at home and one brother, Henry Jacobson. [Kokomo Tribune, Tuesday 18 Nov 1930]

Abraham Johnson Jr.

Abraham Johnson Jr., 51, Kokomo R.R. 5, died at Howard Community Hospital at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday following a brief illness.

Born in Young America, June 8, 1913, he was the son of Abraham and Daisy (Coy) Johnson.

A self-employed truck driver, he had been a resident of Howard County his entire life.

He was first married to Nova Bone and later married Helen Peel.

He was a member of Zion EUB Church.

Surviving are two sons, Jackie Lee Johnson and Thomas Johnson; two daughters, Mrs. Sonja Porter and Mrs. Donna Bolton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ramona Layton, and a stepson, Max Peel, all of Kokomo; three sisters, Mrs. Winifred Hymen, Converse; Mrs. Edith Chushing, South Bend, and Mrs. Edna Zimmerman, Logansport. A brother is deceased.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Ellers Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Luke Martin officiating. Burial will be in Young America Cememtery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday. [Kokomo Tribune, 28 Oct 1964]


Mrs. Daisy Johnson, age 42 years, wife of Abraham Johnson, died at her home near Young America yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, following an illness of several months of cancer of the stomach. Funeral services will be announces later.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by the husband, three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Heinman, Mrs. Edna Zimmerman and Mrs. Edith Rash; four sons, Floyd, James, Robert and Junior Johnson. She is also survived by four brothers, Tobias M. Coy, Clyde Coy, Asa B. Coy and Ben H. Coy, all of Howard County. Mr. B.H. Coy is one of the jurors in the Stone arson case, now on trial in the circuit court. [Kokomo Daily Dispatch, Saturday 14 February 1920]

Expires at Home in Young America After Long Illnes.

Mrs. Daisy Johnson, age 42 years, wife of Abraham Johnson, driver of the Young America hack which made daily trips between that village and Kokomo for over twenty years, died Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at her home in Young America, following a long illness with cancer of the stomach.

B. H. Coy, one of the jurors in the Marion Stone prosecution now on trial in the circuit court, is a brother of the deceased. Besides the husband, Mrs. Johnson is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Heinman, Mrs. Edna Zimmerman and Mrs. Edith Rash all of Howard county, also survive: Tobias M. Coy, Clyde Coy, Asa B. Coy and Ben H. Coy. [13 Feb 1920

Funeral Will Be Held Wednesday Afternoon at Beamer Church

Jabez Nelson Johnson, 54, died Monday morning at 7 o'clock at his home, 1319 North Kennedy street after a three months illness

Surviving with the widow, Mrs. Iva Johnson, are one son, Delbert Gale Johnson, two step-daughters Mrs. Douglas Washington and Miss Velma Turley, both of Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Medley of Beech Grove and Mrs. Marietta McIntire of Indianapolis and two daughters by a former marriage.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the United Brethren church at Beech Grove and of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics of Kokomo.

The body was removed to the Ellers mortuary to be prepared for burial and later was taken to the home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Beamer M. E. church with the Rev. Everett Nixon and the Rev. R. Lowell Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Young America cemetery. [8 Aug 1927]


James G. Johnson was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, September 27, 1838 and at the age of one year, removed with his parents to Spencer county, Indiana, locating on a farm and remaing there until September 1856, when he came to Deer Creek township, Cass county, Indiana, remaining here until 1857, when he left for Cincinnati, Ohio, where he engaged in the general mercantile business on the river between Cincinnati, Ohio and Vicksburgh, Miss, and remained in this business until 1861, when he again come to Deer Creek township and permanently located here. On July 19, 1862, he was married to Margaret P. Burrous, and on the 14th of November, 1866, they moved to Young America, Cass county, Indiana and here he again entered into the general merchandise business remaining in business until September 1904, when he retired from business and spent the balance of his life at ease.

On the 8th day of April, 1876, he was initiated into the mysteries of Masonry and was the first person in Young America to become a Mason of Lodge U. D., now Lodge No. 534 F. & A. Masons. He was also a member of Logan Chapter No.2 R.A.M. Logansport Council No. 11.R. and S.M. and St. John Commandery No.24, Knight Temlars. On accountyof his advanced age ahd not being able to attendd, he demitted from the higher degrees of the Order which were located in the Masonic Temple at Logansport, retaining his membership in the Blue lodge at Young America. His wife and three children preceded him to the grave. After the death of his wife, his sister-in-law, Miss Mattie Burrous was his faithful housekeeper and made his home pleasant and agreeable in his declining years. After an illness of five days he passed away at the age of 80 years, 5 months, 23 days.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Young America Sunday conducted by Rev. H. C. Beckett and under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge, Wm. H. Sprinkle giving the work. [Galveston Leader, 26 Mar 1919]

A Pioneer Citizen of Young America Called Away

W. F. Johnson died Tuesday night at 7:40 o'clock at the home of his son, Mail Carrier Abe Johnson, at Young America, of heart failure and old age complications, aged eighty-two years. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at ten o'clock at the Baptist church in Young America conducted by the pastor, Rev. Morgan. He is survived by a family of grown children. They are: Abraham Johnson, of Young America, with whom deceased made his home, Robert Johnson of Oxford, Benton county; Samuel Johnson, of Cincinnati; William Johnson and Sarah Hysel both of Switzerland county. [Kokomo Tribune, 31 Mar 1904]

Mrs. Addie Jones

YOUNG AMERICA -- Mrs Addie B. Jones, 90, Young America, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at her home following a brief illness.

Born on Sept. 11, 1882, in Piqua, O., she was the daughter of J.W. and Sarah (Hoover Mendenhall.

Her first marriage was to Ed Thomas, who preceded her in death, she later married Marion Memanana, who preceded her in death, and then she married William Hones, who preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1945.

She was member of the Poplar Grove EUB Church in Young America.

Surviving are one step-son, Walter Jones, Flora R.R. 1, one niece, Mrs. Hazel Wiley, Flora R.R. 1, and one nephew, Harry Ault, Young America.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Poplar Grove EUB Church with the Rev. Royden Rea officiating. Burial will be in Young America Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour preceding services.

Friends may call at the Thomas Funeral Home in Galveston from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday.


Mrs. Emma Jones, aged 71 years, wife of Wm. C. Jones of Young America, died Wednesday night of Laryngitis and other complications. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Jones was destroyed by fire about three weeks before, they barely escaping before the roof fell in; Mrs. Jones had been ill ever since. She was born in Ervin Township and was the daughter of Amos Sence and wife. She leaves a husband, one son, Walter, living on route 1, Flora, and two daughters Mrs. M. L. Gordon of Russiaville and Mrs. W. E. Doty of Kokomo. She also leaves a brother, Addison Sence of California.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Young America Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Dickison. Burial in the Young America cemetery. [Galveston Leader, Thursday, 27 April 1933]


Frank L. Jones, 82, native of Young America, died at his home in Nanhassett, New York, Monday, December 21.

He was the state superintendent of the schools oof Indiana from 1899 to 1903 and was a former vice-president of the Equitable Life Insurance company of New York.

Survivors are his wife, a daughter, and two grandsons. Cousins in this vicinity are Mrs. Chester Meek and Mrs. George McCoy both of Galveston, Mrs. Madge Raines of Kokomo and Walter Jones of Young America.

After services in New Your the body was cremated and the ashes were sent to the John Thomas Funeral home in Galveston for burial in the Young America cemetery. [Galveston Leader, Thursday, 31 Dec 1953]

Mable Jones

MARINE, Mich. -- Mabel Grace Jones, 91, Beacon Light Nursing Home, and formerly of Ervin Township in Howard County, Ind., died about noon Monday, Aug. 26, 1985, in the facility.

She was born Oct. 19, 1893, in Howard County, a daughter of Riley and Jennie (Hoover) Riffe. In January 1914 she married Walter A. Jones, who died Jan. 26, 1980.

Surviving are a son, Robert C. Jones of Grand Rapids, Mich.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. A son and a sister are deceased.

She moved from Ervin Township in 1974. She was a music teacher in Howard County and organist and pianist at First Baptist Church in Young America, Ind. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Young America.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Murray Funeral Home in Galveston, Ind. The Rev. Charles Gilbert will officiate and burial will be in Young America Cemetery. Friends my call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Walter A. Jones

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. --Walter A. Jones, 93, Grand Rapids, formerly of Young America, Ind., died early Saturday morning, Jan. 26, 1980, in Kent Community Hospital here.

Born in Ervin Township of Howard County in Indiana Nov. 15, 1886, he was the son of William C. and Emma (Sense) Jones. He was married in 1914 to Mabel Riffe, who survives.

He had lived in Grand Rapids for two and one-half years. He was a retired Ervin Township farmer and a member of Young America Baptist Church.

Also surviving are a son, Robert C. Jones of Grand Rapids, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Murray Funeral Home, Galveston Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in Young America Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:30 to 6 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to Young America Baptist Church.

William Jones Former Officer Of County, Dies

William C. Jones, 88, former Ervin township trustee and Howard county commissioner for the First district 50 years ago, died at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home in Young America. He had been in ill health for several weeks and was confined to his bed for some time.

Mr. Jones was born in Parke county, Indiana. January 29, 1857, and in the spring of the same year came to Howard county with his parents, Calvin and Mahala A. Jones. The parents came as pioneers to Indiana in 1851 from North Carolina.

The deceased resided in Howard county continuously and was prominent as a landowner and public official. He was the county's oldest surviving former county office holder.

Mr. Jones was married November 10, 1878, to Emma May Sence who died in May, 1933. Three children born to them survive: Mrs. Zephel Gordon of Russiaville, Mrs. Blanche Doty of Galveston and Walter A. Jones of Flora. Surviving also are one sister, Mrs. John E. Moore, 902 West Mulberry street, Kokomo; three grandchildren, William J. Doty who is stationed at the Pendleton marine camp at Oceanside, Calif., Mrs. Helen Hendrickson of Russiaville, Robert C. Jones of Young America and three great grandchildren.

His second marriage was to Addie McManama in 1934.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Poplar Grove United Brethren church, followed by burial in Young America cemetery. Services will be conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Florence Ducker, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Rea. The body will be returned to the home in Young America where friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday. [21 Sept 1945]

Michael Keating's Funeral

Funeral services were held Monday at the Christian church at Young America for Michael Keating, who died suddenly Saturday morning at his home, one mile east of Young America where he had lived for more than fifty years. Surving with the widow, formerly Miss Jan Harness, to whom Mr. Keating was married fifty-four years ago, are three daughters Mrs. Anna Coppock, Mrs. Maude Gillam and Mrs. Daisy Fellows all of Kokomo and one son Harry, who lives at home. Two children are deceased. [Kokomo Daily Tribune, Tuesday 20 Jan 1925


Mrs. Lillie McManama Lambert, 58, who was born and reared at Young America, died Friday night at her home in New Orleans, La. The body will arrive in Kokomo at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Funeral arrangements have not been made but burial will be at Young America.

The husband, Nelson survives with one son, Rarl, of Middletown, O., and four brothers, Charles Dean of Kokomo, Ora of young America, Fred of Columbia City and George of Berne. [Sat 1 August 1942]


Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie (McManama) Lambert, 58, wife of Nelson T. Lambert, who died Friday night in New Orleans, La. were held in the Baptist church in Young America Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mr. Ray officiatin. Burial followed in the Young America cemetery.

The body was moved from the Wayne Ladd funeral home to the home of the brother, Ora McManama, in Young America, where it remained until time for services. [Monday 3 August, 1942]


Louis J. Leedy, long a prominent resident of the Poplar Grove neighborhood of Ervin township and widely known both as an orchardist and as a producer of pure-blood Poland China hogs, died at his home in Young America at 4 o'clock Friday morning.

Mr. Leedy had been in failing health for some time. About a fortnight ago he submitted to an operation, and while it served to improve his condition temporarily, it did not have the effect of greatly extending his span of life.

Mr. Leedy was seventy-three years of age. For many years he lived on a farm in the northwest corner of Howard county and it was there he acquired prominence as a producer of orchard fruit and attained to recognition as a swine breeder. He was a kindly, progressive, public spirited man and will be sincerely morned in the community of which he was so long a part. He and Mrs. Leedy celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage on August 3, 1926.

While definite arrangements for the funeral have not been received it is understood that the services and burial will take place at Young America Sunday. [21 Feb, 1927]


Clarence William Lightfoot, son of James and Nora Lightfoot, was born in Deer Creek township, Cass county, Ind., April 16, 1900, died Dec. 7, 1918, aged 18 years, 7 months and 21 days. Clarence was bereft of his mother at an early age, but being a boy of quiet, thoughtful nature, he grew up to be a model young man. At the age of fourteen years he united with the Deer Creek Christian church during a revival service held by the Rev. Roscoe Mason. He received the ordinance of baptism shortly afterwards and has been a faithful member of the church and Sunday school ever since, having responsible offices in the Sunday school at various times. Practically his entire life was spent in this vicinity and he was known and loved by a large circle of friends who appreciated his good qualities and true friendship. To know him was to love him. His last sickness was of short duration lasting only one week, but was so severe that it was hard for his loved ones to witness his suffering, during which time he displayed deep regard for his near relatives and friends, callling many times for his church associates. He passed away shortly after midnight Friday, at the home of his beloved uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Barker, where he spent much of his childhood life. He leaves to mourn their loss, a father, sister, step-mother, step-brothers and step-sister, uncles, aunts, cousins, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.H. Walker, at the Barker residence, 3 miles west of Galveston Sunday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. Burial in the cemetery at Young America.[Galveston Leader]


Nora Frances barker was born in Howard county, October 14, 1881, died at the place of her birth, October 8, 1910, aged 28 years, 11 months 24 days. Her school life was spent in the neighborhood of her home and at the age of eighteen was united in marriage in Kokomo, to James Lightfoot, July 23, 1899. To this union two children were born -- Clarence W. and Rosella, who survive her. Some years ago she united with the Christian church and came down to the close of life with a prayer upon her lips for the forgiveness of sin and an inheritance with her Lord. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, two children, mother, three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. O. Goodrich at the Christian church on the county line, Monday afternoon, burial at Young America.

"Tis Hard to break the tender cord. When love has bound the heart: 'Tis hard, so hard to speak the words, 'We must forever part.' Dearest loved one, we must lay thee in the peaceful grave's embrace, But the memory will be cherished 'Til we see thy Heavenly face. Not now, but in the coming years, it may be in the better land. We'll read the meaning of our tears. And then sometime we'll understand." [Galveston Leader, 12 October 1910]


Mrs. Emily Beaver Lowry, 73, formerly Mrs. Willard Turly of northwest of Kokomo, died last Saturday noon at her home, 2331 East Buchanan street, Phoenix, Ariz, where she had lived in recent years.

The body is being brought to Logansport to the Fisher funeral home and will arrive Fricay evening. Funeral services will be held there at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. V. O. Vernon officiating. Burial will be in the Young America cemetery. Friends may call after 7:30 o'clock Friday night.

Mrs. Lowry was born in Howard county October 29, 1877, the daughter of Isaac and Sarah Jane Lanning Smith

She is survived by a son, Allen C. Turley, Hinsdale, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Newkirk, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Lucile Railing, Kouts, Ind. two sisters, Mrs. Dollie Cripe, Indianapolis and Mrs. Etta Roberts, Oakland Calif., 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (23 August 1951]


Young America, April 11 -- (Tribune Special) -- Mrs. Ada Frances Lybrook, age 76 years, widow of Dr. William E. Lybrook, died at 2:30 o'clock Monday morning at the home of her son, Dr. D. E. Lybrook, near this place. She had been ill the past two years.

Surviving are five children, the son at whose home she passed away, Bird Lybrook of Indianapolis, John of Gary, Mrs. Stella Kitchel and Mrs. Bess Kitchel, both of Galveston. There are several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Disciples church here with the Rev. Royden Rea of Greenwood in charge. Burial will be in the Young America cemetery.

Mrs. Lybrook had spent practically all her life in this community where her husband practiced medicine over a long period. She was widely known and held in genuine esteem.

Joseph Lybrook

Joseph R. Lybrook, 79, 6208 E. Road 800 South, Walton, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 1996, at Saint Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. On Sept. 9, 1916, in Cass County, he was born to Roland V. and Leah Miller Lybrook. On Aug. 2, 1940, in Kokomo, he married Martha Jane Griffin Lybrook who survives.

He was a retired farmer. He retired from the Jim Kitchel Insurance Agency, Logansport. He was a 1940 graduate of Indiana University. His memberships included Masonic Lodge, Walton; Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne; Christian Church, Walton; and Elks Lodge, Logansport.

Also surviving is a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Tom Helms, Galveston; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were two sisters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Murray Funeral Home, Galveston Chapel. The Revs. Ken Marsh and Bill Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Young America Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cass County 4-H Association, Walton Christian Church, or the American Heart Association.

Son of Dr. Lybrook, and Was Well Known in West End--is Survived By Widow and Three Children--The Funeral To Be Held Sunday Morning.

Ross Lybrook, aged thirty years, living five miles south of Young America, dropped dead at his home Friday evening, in the presence of his family. Death is supposed to have resulted from heart trouble. Mr Lybrook had n premonition of the approaching attack. He had just finished supper, and had sat down to read. Suddenly, without a sound, he dropped the paper and lay back in his chair. Before his wife could reach his side he was dead.

Mr. Lybrook was the son of Dr. Lybrook of Young America and was widely known. He was an energetic and an ambitious young man and had a bright future. He is survived by his wido and three children. The funeral will be held from the Baptist church at Young America at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, the Rev. Tedford officiating. Burial will follow at the Masonic cemetery at Young America. [Kokomo Daily Tribune 14 Nov 1908]


Mrs. Carmen Lennon Marsh, aged 22 years, June last a graduate of the Young America schools, class of 1920, residing at 1526 South Webster street (Kokomo), died Sunday evening at 5:15 o'clock of a complication of diseases.

The deceased was member of the Young America Baptist church. She was a young woman with musical ability and gave promise of a future.

She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lennon by whom she is survived besides her husband, Cecil Marsh whom she married October 1922. She is also survived by an aunt, Mrs. James Gardner, 814 West Taylor street. The body was taken to Young America tody where the funeral will probably be held Wednesday. [22 Dec 1924]


William Marsh, age 60 years, a resident at 226 Vaile avenue (Kokomo), died at 11:25 o'clock Friday night at St. Joseph's hospital of complications that followed a major operation.

The deceased was born at Camden, Ind., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Marsh, but most of his life had been spent in any near Young America.Thirteen years ago he moved to Kokomo where he followed his trade of carpenter.

He was married 39 years ago to Miss Bertha McCracken of Young America, who survives with a son Cecil of Kokomo, a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Brower of Ervin township and five gandchildren. he leaves a sister, Mrs. Minnie McManama of Young America and a half sister, Mrs. Matie Garland of Frankfort. A daughter Clarabelle died in infancy.

The body was taken to the John Thomas funeral home at Galveston to be prepared for burial and will be returned to the home Saturday afternoon. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Young America Baptist church of which Mr. Marsh was a member, with the Rev. Mr. Mitchell of Gaston in charge, assisted by the Rev. Floyd Johnston of Galveston. Burial will be in Young America cemetery. [Sat 25 Sept 1937]

Joseph McConnell

Joseph C. McConnell, 97, Eagle Village, Bradenton, Fla., died at 3:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb 13, 1999, in IHS of Bradenton.

Born July 6, 1901, in Anderson County, S.C., he was the son of Thomas B. and Claudia(Gasaway) McConnell.

He was the husband of Mary Jacobson, who died Dec. 23, 1983. They were married June 20, 1937. On Dec. 21 1985, he married Carmine Cree, who died Oct. 18, 1996.

he was a farmer and worked at Mason Motors in Kokomo and Continental Steel. He was also owner of Young America Roller Mill. He had been employed at Hope-Luxum Ford in Logansport. A former Muncie resident, he was a resident of the Young America community for more than 50 years. Surviving are a son, Roger McConnell, Muncie; two sisters, Pearl Zolanka and Ruth King, both of Pensacola, Fla; and four grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a daughter, Ruth Ann Nuding in 1994. Three brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Neptune Funeral Home, 44 Michigan Road, Burlington. Dan Butcher will officiate. Burial will be in Young America Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until services Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Rite service at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Mary J. McConnell

Mary J. McConnell, 80, 10555 W. Road 500 North, died at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 1983, in Blake Hospital in Bradenton, Fla. She had been ill since November.

She was born in Cass County, July 24, 1903, to Soren and Armatta (Henry) Jacobson. In 1937 she married J.C. McConnell who survives.

She had lived in Howard and Cass counties most of her life and had been a school teacher for more than 31 years. She taught in Carrolton, Walton, Galveston and Ervin Township schools. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Young America and attended Sharon Baptist Church.

Also surviving are two children, Ruth Ann Nuding of Detroit; and T. Roger McConnell of Muncie; and four grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Friends may call at the Murray Funeral Home, Galveston Chapel from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, with the Rev. James Lund presiding. burial will be in the Young America Cemetery.


Galveston, Ind., June 27 (Tribune Area Special0 --The body of Albert H. McIntosh who died in Omaha, Neb., has been returned to Galveston and funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Millie Delp in Young America.

He was the husband of the late Mrs. Neva Kahl McIntosh, daughter of Ezra Kahl and a native of Young America.

Survivors are three sons, thed Rev. John Kahl McIntosh of Rochester, N.Y., Frank Holmes McIntosh of Washington, D.C., and Ezra Albert McIntosh of Asheville, N.C. The three sons are here for the services. The Rev. Everett Nixon of Kokomo will conduct the funeral and burial will follow in Young America cemetery. [Kokomo Tribune 28 June 1943]


Charles Dennis McManama, 63, died at 8:15 o'clock Thursday night at his home at 1132 South Courtland avenue. While he had not been feeling well for a few days there had been nothing alarming in his condition and death came suddenly.

Mr. McManama was born January 28, 1880, at Young America, coming from that place to Kokomo 18 years ago. He had been an insurance salesman, his last work being for the Empire company.

Surviving are the widow, Clara, two daughters, Imogene of Indianapolis and mary Agnes at home and a son, William, also at home. He leaves three brothers, George of Berne, Ind., Fred of Columbia City and Ora of Young America.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Christian church in Young America and burial will be in the cemetery there. Friends may call at the home after 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon. [d. 6 May 1943]

Ernest McManama

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Ernest Lowell McManama, 78, 1503 23rd Ave. W., died at 3:16 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 1989, in Manatee Memorial Hospital here.

He was born Dec. 25, 1910, in Young America, Ind., the son of Ora and Minnie (Marsh) McManama. Jan. 20, 1934, he married Ruth Owens, who survives.

McManama moved here from Fort Wayne, Ind., 6 years ago. He retired as plant superintendent from Fruehauf Trailer Manufacturing Co. in Fort Wayne and was a member of Young America Baptist Church.

Also surviving are two sons, Jerre L. McManama of Muncie, Ind., and Terry B. McManama of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Tina M. McManama of Palm Springs, Calif.; a sister, Mary Henry of Young America; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Murray Funeral Home at Galveston, Ind. Burial will be in Young America Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

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