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This page contains obituaries or death notices (full or extract) of former Howard County residents.  If you have a notice you would like to add, please send to  Debby.

Max E. FAGUE (1925 - 1976)

Kokomo Tribune - Thursday, 9 Dec 1976, p 5

Name: Max E. FAGUE
Age: 50
Died: 5:13 am Thursday, 9 Dec 1976 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Born: 20 Dec 1925 in Kokomo
Parents: Warren H. and Mary KLEPFER FAGUE
Military Service: veteran of World War II
Graduate of Indiana University; member of Sigma Phi Fraternity and employed at Bona Vista school.
Survivors: mother, Mrs. Mary FAGUE; sister, Mrs. Mary Joe PERKINS; brother Robert A. FAGUE. A brother preceded him in death.
Services: Thomas-Murray Funeral Home, Galveston IN
Burial: Galveston Cemetery.

Vessie Earl FINCH (c1898 - 1950)

Kokomo Tribune - Monday 28 Aug & Thursday, 31 Aug 1950

Name: Vessie Earl FINCH
Age: 52
Residence: formerly of Kokomo
Died: Sunday 27 Aug 1950 in St. Louis, MO
Born: [not listed]
Parents: John R. and Amanda FINCH
Veteran of WWI.
Survivors: brother, E.V. FINCH; son Paul F. FINCH; grandchildren Earl Wayne FINCH, Janet Arlin FINCH, Peggy Sue FINCH, John Thomas FINCH; several nieces & nephews. A sister, Mrs. Cecile WIDNER, preceded him in death.
Services: Long Funeral Home
Burial: Crown Point cemetery


Bessie M. FISHER (1896 - 1985)


Jacob R. FISHER (c1837-1890)

Kokomo Dispatch, 11 December 1890

Jacob R. FISHER died at his home, two miles south of the city, at 10 o'clock yesterday of nervous prostration, aged 53 years. The deceased was a native of Shelby County and came to Howard county in 1860, settling in Harrison township. He was a charter member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Alto and was one of the successful farmers of that township. He was married in Shelby county December 11, 1856 and was the father of three children, two of whom survive him--Mrs. Ida M. HUGGINS and Mrs. Alice CRODDY, both of this county. His first wife died in 1867, and he was married February 11, 1869, to Mary Heaton, who died ten years ago. At the time of his death he was supervisor of the road district in which he lived. Jake FISHER was well known the county over and his death will occasion no little surpise to his numerous friends. Services will be held at the FISHER residence at 2 p.m. Thursday and interment will follow in Crown Point.
Submitter: Linda Chan

Benjamin F. FLOYD (c1832-1890)

Kokomo Gazette Tribune, Wednesday, 10 Dec 1890

Benjamin F. FLOYD died at his home on North Washington Street Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock of paralysis, aged 58 years. The deceased was born in Clinton County, Ohio in 1832. When 23 years of age he removed to Clinton County, Indiana and was married the same year -1855 - to Miss Sarah LUDDINGTON, who died ten years later. In 1866 he came to this city where he has ever since resided. He remarried in 1868 to Mrs. Mary MCRAE, who survives him. Four children were born to them of whom two survive, Clarence and Williard of this city, they being of the former union.
During his residence here the deceased has followed the business of contracting and teaming. He formerly affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Three years ago he was stricken with paralysis which finally compassed his death at the time indicated. Ben FLOYD was a man whom everybody liked, honest and industrious, genial, whole-souled and a good citizen. The funeral occurs at the residence at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, services conducted by Rev. S.M. JEFFERSON of the Main Street Christian Church. Interment in Crown Point.
Submitter: Linda Chan

A Bessie KITSELMAN FREDRICK (1874 - 1978) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - after 4 Jul 1978

Age: 103
Died: 7am Tuesday, 4 Jul 1978 at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Kokomo.
Born: 22 Dec 1874 in Ridgeville [Indiana?]
Parents: Davis & Mahala (STARBUCK) KITSELMAN
Married: 21 Jul 1896 to John E. FREDRICK, who preceded her in death
Founder of Kokomo Day Nursery in 1920's; member of Business & Professional Women's Club; life member of Howard Community Hospital Foundation. Active in Audubon Society & donated the rare second edition of Audubon's "Birds of America" printed in 1860 to the Kokomo Public Library. She also donated her home at 516 W Walnut Street to the First Congregational United Church of Christ in member of her husband. Mrs. FREDRICK was the first person in Kokomo to decorate an outdoor Christmas tree.
Survivors: son, John P. FREDRICK; 2 daughters, Ruth SHERIDAN & Betty WILSON; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services: First Congregational United Church of Christ & Fenn Funeral Home
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery.

The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard County website:
Memorial Park Cemetery: FREDRICK Anna Bessie: Born 22 DEC 1874 - died 4 JUL 1978, age 103. Buried 4 JUL 1978 in the West Calvary section. link to photo of gravestone -- link to photo of family stone


Source:  Crawfordsville Journal & Review, Dec 26, 1931
Submitter: Karen Zach

Frank FREEMAN, well known farmer of near Jamestown passed away at Culver Hospital 11:15 o'clock Christmas morning after an illness of one month. Complications caused his death. The deceased was born in Howard County near Kokomo, on Feb 2, 1876, son of Nathan and Cynthia FREEMAN. He was a member of the Christian Church. He was in the real estate business in this city before he moved to Jamestown. Surviving are the widow and one son, Frank, Jr. at home; a son by a former marriage, Clifford FREEMAN of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Zella DELASHMIT of Indianapolis and one brother, Claude FREEMAN of Westfield. Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. George LEONARD of Indianapolis in charge. Burial will be in Ladoga Cemetery.

Mrs. Phoebe ABRAMS FRY (1822-1909)

Extracted from: Kokomo Morning Dispatch Monday, May 10, 1909, p. 1; Kokomo Daily Tribune, Monday, May 10, 1909, p. 1; Russiaville Observer, Friday, May 14, 1909, p. 1; Kokomo Morning Dispatch, Wednesday, May 19, 1909 p. 2
Submitter: Karen Hanley -- corrections/additions in []

Mrs. Phoebe Abrams FRY, daughter of James and Freelove ABRAMS, was born October 12,1822, in Highland Co, Ohio, widow of the late Luke FRY, a pioneer mother of Western Howard county, died at her home in Russiaville May 9, 1909, resident of Howard county 58 years.
She was married to Luke FRY October 8, 1842, nine years later coming to Howard county, where they took their home on a Honeycreek township farm. Her husband died ten [6] years.
The surviving children are John and Samuel FRY of Iowa, Norman B. and Woodson W. FRY of Texas, Arthur W. FRY of Swayzee, Mrs. John A. [Laura] THOMPSON of Greenfield, Mrs. Anna WELLS of West Middleton and Mrs. Melissa [Lorissa] BISHOP of Russiaville. Sara Ann and James H. preceded her in death. Interment in the cemetery at Russiaville.
Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Martin SNYDER and wife, Loren MCCOY and wife, Mrs. Dr. J. M. MOULDER, Mrs. W. A. WEDDLE, Mrs. Lott VANSICKLE, L. S. JETER and wife, Trel BISHOP, Mrs. Angeline HART, Mrs. J. M. HART, Mrs. Joseph BLERLEY, and others from Kokomo; Hon. George GIFFORD and wife and Ora NORRIS and wife of Tipton; R. W. THOMPSON and wife and John A. THOMPSON and wife of Greenfield; A. W. FRY and family of Swayzee; Dr. PENTECOST and wife of Cicero; Mr. and Mrs. BLAKELY of Indianapolis; Samuel FRY of Iowa; Harry FRY of New Richmond, and others.

Clarence Edward FRYBARGER (1889 - 1959) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - Friday, 25 Sep 1959, p 2

Name: Dr. Clarence Edward FRYBARGER
Age: 70
Died: Monday, 21 Sep 1959
Born: 17 Sep 1889 in Fulton Co. IN
Parents: Henry and Mary FRYBARGER
Served in WWI; graduated from Chicago College of Medicine & Surgery - established practice in Franklin Park, IL.
Survivors: widow; 8 children [not named]; 18 grandchildren; brother Dr. S.S. FRYBARGER; sister Mrs. P.P. CUNNINGHAM; several nieces & nephews.
Services: Teiderman Funeral Home, Franklin Park IL
Burial: Mt. Emblem Cemetery "near his former home" [Elmhurst IL?]

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