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The Kokomo Tribune, Monday, November 17, 1930
Arthur W. GIFFORD died November 16, 1930 near West
He was the son of Thomas and Mary Jane GIFFORD, and was born on
the old Gifford farm in Honey Creek township, two miles south of
Russiaville, February 22, 1852, He was 78 years old.
He married Matilda Alice FRANCIS, daughter of the late George and Mary
Francis, in 1876.
Surviving are the widow, Alice Gifford; three sons, Charles
Gifford, living near Russiaville, Carl Gifford and Harry Gifford of
Kokomo A daughter, Gladice, was murdered two years ago at Wilkesbarre,
Survived also by one brother and four sisters: Frank Gifford of
Russiaville; Esther Gifford, Russiaville; Amanda, Mrs. Lisbon J.
HAWORTH of South Bend; Augusta, Mrs. Charles UMSTEAD, and Priscilla
Alice, Mrs. William H. ROBINSON both of Los Angeles, Calif.
He is buried in the Russiaville Cemetery.
Kokomo Tribune - Saturday, 29 Dec 1945
Name: Otto GIVENS
Residence: 817 N Webster, Kokomo IN
Died: 3:15 pm Friday 28 Dec 1945 at home
Born: in Peru IN
Parents: Mrs. Millie GIVENS [father not listed]
WWI veteran & member of American Legion- sign writer
Survivors: mother; sister Mrs. Elizabeth QUICK; brother Edward GIVENS;
2 nieces - Betty GIVENS and Nancy GIVENS
Services: Jacobs Funeral Home
Burial: Crown Point cemetery
Kokomo Tribune - Friday, 23 August 1996 - A12
Name: Robert L. "Moe" GLASS
Died: 10:25 am Thursday, 22 Aug 1996 at St.
Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis
Born: 23 Sep 1926 in Detroit
Parents: Lamont and Lena KELLEY GLASS
Married: Bessie JONES GLASS in 1962 [ Bessie
died 27 Aug 1969]
Military Service: US Army during WWII
Civic Involvement: Elks (bartender at Lodge
Post 190 for many years); Phi Delta Kappa, American Legion, Eagles and
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors: sister, Mildred ROSE. A brother
preceded him in death.
Services: Ellers Mortuary
Burial: Crown Point cemetery
Kokomo Daily Tribune Thursday Evening January 23, 1896
At the home of her son, 265 Purdum street, Mrs. Filisite
died Wednesday night at 11 o'clock, of paralysis, aged 68 years.
Funeral services at the house Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Interment in Crown Point.
Kokomo Saturday Evening Tribune, 12 December 1874
Death of Rachel GRAY -- The deceased was the wife of Mr.
GRAY of Liberty Township, a highly-respected citizen who was one of the
first settlers of this part of Indiana. She was also a sister of Mr. I.
[O.?] WARE, the acting Auditor of the county. She was born July 14,
1826 and was married to Mr. GRAY on April 8th, 1843. She died of
consumption Dec. 5th. The family has resided in this county for 25
The deceased was a member of the United Brethren Church and was a
Christian woman. She lived to see several of her children buried. She
leaves, besides her husband, two children, a daughter about 17 and a
son about 14 years old. The family, bereaved as they are, have the full
sympathy of all acquaintances. A good wife, a devoted mother, has gone
to the Shining Shore and yet only a little while, the two portions of
the family, now separated, will be reunited forever. After all, what a
very short time those who live longest remain here. Death is just a
short distance from any of us and is getting nearer every day, every
hour, every minute--never receding.
Kokomo Dispatch, 2 April 1898
Greentown, March 31: Squire GRAY, one of our best known
expired last night. A complication of diseases resulted in his death.
Squire Gray was a well known figure on our streets and will be greatly
missed from among us."
elsewhere in the same paper:
GRAY--At his late home in Greentown Thursday morning, of ailments
incidental to old age, died Rossiter GRAY, aged 80 years. Funeral
today, conducted by the Masonic order and sermon by Rev. W.W. MARTIN of
Tipton. Interment in Greentown.
Squire Rossiter GRAY was one of the best known men in Eastern
Howard County and had a wide acquaintance throught the county. He had
lived in Liberty Township for more than forty years and had served as
township trustee, justice of the peace and in other places of trust and
honor. He was an upright man and a good citizen in every sense of the