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Kokomo Tribune - Thursday, 9 Dec 1976, p 5
Name: Max E. FAGUE
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
Services: Thomas-Murray Funeral Home,
Burial: Galveston Cemetery.
Kokomo Tribune - Monday 28 Aug &
Thursday, 31 Aug 1950
Name: Vessie Earl FINCH
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,
him in death.
Services: Long Funeral Home
Burial: Crown Point cemetery
Bessie M. FISHER BAGWELL
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.
Kokomo Gazette Tribune, Wednesday, 10 Dec 1890
Benjamin F. FLOYD died at his home on North Washington
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
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.
Kokomo Tribune - after 4 Jul 1978
Name: A [Anna] Bessie KITSELMAN
Died: 7am Tuesday, 4 Jul 1978 at St. Joseph
Memorial Hospital, Kokomo.
Born: 22 Dec 1874 in Ridgeville [Indiana?]
Parents: Davis & Mahala (STARBUCK)
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
Survivors: son, John P. FREDRICK; 2 daughters,
Ruth SHERIDAN & Betty WILSON; 9 grandchildren and 15
Services: First Congregational United Church
of Christ & Fenn Funeral Home
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery.
The following information was found in the Cemeteries of Howard
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
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.
Submitter: Karen Zach
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
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  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.
Kokomo Tribune - Friday, 25 Sep 1959, p 2
Name: Dr. Clarence Edward
Died: Monday, 21 Sep 1959
Born: 17 Sep 1889 in Fulton Co. IN
Parents: Henry and Mary FRYBARGER
Married: Elsie MEISSNER 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 &
Services: Teiderman Funeral Home, Franklin Park IL
Burial: Mt. Emblem Cemetery "near his former home" [Elmhurst IL?]