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Ira Thomas HANCOCK (1864 - 1955) [extract]

Kokomo Tribune - Saturday, 19 Mar 1955, page 2

Name: Ira Thomas HANCOCK
Age: 90
Residence: "resident of the Fairfield [IN] community practically all his life"
Died: early Saturday morning 19 Mar 1955 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Born: 14 May 1864 in Tipton Co. IN
Parents: John and Elizabeth HANCOCK
Married: Dora HALE (who died 11 Feb 1945)
Survivors: 3 children - Hayden HANCOCK, Mrs. R.L. STEPHENS & E.C. HANCOCK; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 nieces.
Funeral Services: Fenn Funeral Home
Burial: Albright Cemetery

Lottie Agnes RONEY HATTABAUGH (1904-1987)

Kokomo Tribune, Howard County, Indiana, March 14, 1987

Services for Lottie Agnes RONEY HATTABAUGH, who died at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo March 12, 1987, were held at Allen Funeral Home, Rev. Tennison Fitch officiating. Burial was at Springdale Cemetery in Bunker Hill.
Born Oct. 8, 1904 near Fredericksburg, IN, she was the daughter of William and Myra (MCCALLEN) RONEY. She was married Oct. 30, 1920, in Washington County, to Talmadge HATTABAUGH who preceded her in death (Dec. 19, 1975).
Surviving are sons Talmadge "Joe", of Malden, Mass., William of Bunker Hill, Larry of Kokomo, and Edgar of Galveston; daughters Mrs. Mansford FLEENOR (Ruth), Mrs. Lucy ATTEBERY, both of Kokomo, Mrs. Howard WEBER (Rene) of Bunker Hill, and Mrs. Matthew HICKS (Shirley) of Portsmouth, Va.; a sister, Mrs. James FRAKES (Edna May) of Kokomo;25 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hattabaugh was preceded in death by her husband, and two daughters, Helen and Marjorie.

Talmadge HATTABAUGH (1899-1975

Kokomo Tribune, Howard County, IN, Dec. 19, 1975

Services were held at Ellers Mortuary in Kokomo, for Talmadge HATTABAUGH, age 76.
Born July 12, 1899 in Salem, IN, he was the son of Newton and Josephine (FLEENOR) HATTABAUGH. He married Lottie Agnes RONEY, who survives him, on July 12, 1899, in Washington County, IN.
The father of 10, Tal is survived by his children: Talmadge "Joe" Jr. of Boston, Mass., William of Peru, Edgar of Galveston, Larry of Kokomo, Mrs. Mansford (Ruth) FLEENOR and Mrs. Robert (Lucy) PURCIFULL of Kokomo, Mrs. Guy (Rene) HINER Jr. of Bunker Hill, and Mrs. Matthew (Shirley) HICKS of Portsmouth, Va.
Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Mary) TRUEBLOOD of Hartshorn, Okla., Mrs. Frances WINGLER, Mrs. Herman (Carrie) KEMP, and Mrs. Minnie HAMILTON, all of Seymour, IN.; two brothers, Doss and Roy HATTABAUGH of Salem, IN; 29 grandchildren and 16 great-granchildren.
Two daughters, Helen and Marjorie preceded him in death.

Elizabeth TERRELL HAWORTH (1831-1911)

Kokomo Tribune - 23 Sep 1911

Elizabeth TERRELL (HAWORTH), daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth TERRELL was born near New Lexington Ohio, September 14 1821. At the ripe age of 80 years, after many days of expectant waiting, her spirit broke the earthly ties and entered into the boundless possibilities of the future life. She was married to Morris HAWORTH December 6 1843 and resided for a time near Martinsville Ohio, where the first son was born. They came to Indiana in 1852 and settled near New London in October of that year.
Having a strong executive and business capacity, she shared in the labors and pleasures of making a successful and comfortable home in the new country where she spent the remainder of her married life. She prized her lifelong membership in the Friends church which she faithfully served in different responsible positions.
She was the mother of three sons, all of whome lived to establish homes of their own. Arthur L (HAWORTH) who died September 17, 1904; Lisbon J. (HAWORTH) who died March 4 1900, and Frank M. [HAWORTH] at whose home she spent the last years of her life.
She was most unexpectedly bereft of her life companion June 19, 1903, eight years ago. Besides one son, she leaves seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren to whom her memory will be blessed. She was the last survivor of a family of nine children and in her bereavement of husband and two sons she was lonely and often expressed her readiness to go to her rest. Of her it may be fitly said : She was a good mother, a careful efficient home-maker , and an appreciative sympathizing friend. "She hath done what she could".

Fernando M. T. HAWORTH (1883-1908)

The Kokomo Daily Dispatch, Thursday, February 6, 1908 p. 3, c. 1, 2
Submitter: Karen Hanley

Word came here last week of the serious illness of Fern HAWORTH, at the home of his parents, Lisbon J. and Mrs. HAWORTH in Chicago. His suffering was from pneumonia of the most dangerous type. Thursday evening late a telegram was received here announcing the fact that Fern was fatally ill and about nine-thirty o'clock Friday morning another message arrived bearing the sad intelligence of his death, and that the friends would arrive with the body on the four-thirty train. The news was soon upon the lips of most of our citizens and universal sorrow was expressed on every hand for he was well and favorably known in the circles of his acquaintance.
The body arrived on the evening train and was borne to the home of Mrs. W. J. [M.J.] GIFFORD, grandmother of the deceased, where it remained until preparations were made for the funeral services and interment which occurred on Saturday at two o'clock.
Fernando M. T. Haworth was born to Lisbon J. and Mrs. Haworth in Russiaville, Indiana, June 27, 1883, and died at his late home in Chicago January 30, 1908, aged twenty-four years, seven months and three days.
At the age of ten he moved with [believe a line is missing] where he was educated in the high schools and learned the dry goods business in the store of his father. Three years ago the family moved to Michigan and then to Chicago, where the deceased was engaged as a salesman in the large establishment of Marshall Field and Co.
An ideal young man has been taken from an ideal home and that home is dark with a sorrow and grief. One of the most lovable traits of the noble character of Fern Haworth was his devotion to his parents and to his home. He was an only son and was almost idolized by fond parents and a loving sister. Just one year ago he came to this village to visit his grandmother and other relatives, and was in excellent health and fine spirits and greatly enjoyed his parents and sister, Mrs. Roy GIBBS, who survive him, as well as by a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Gifford on East Main street by Rev. F. C. Dunn, pastor of the local M. E. church at two p.m. and the body was consigned to the tomb in the beautiful hillside cemetery.

Russiaville Observer, Friday, February 7, 1908, p. 4, c. 1
Fern HAWORTH died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. HAWORTH, formerly of this place, but now of Chicago, Thursday night of lung fever. His body arrived here Friday night and was taken to Mrs. M. J. GIFFORDS, his grandmothers, where a short funeral service was conducted by Rev. E. C. DUNN Saturday afternoon. Interment in cemetery here.

Charity BROOKS - HEADY (1805-1896)

Kokomo Daily Tribune Monday Evening January 20 1896

Charity BROOKS - HEADY died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harriet DUKE, 149 East Harrison street, Saturday evening at 6 o'clock, at the advanced age of 91 years.
She was born in South Carolina in 1805, moved to the Hoosier stat when eighteen years of age. She came to this county thirty - four years ago with her husband. Louis HEADY, whom she survived.
Funeral services were held at the house at 10 o'clock this morning. Interment in Crown Point followed.

Joseph Elmer HEAVILIN (c1870-1924)

Appeared in The Kokomo Dispatch, October 2, 1924
Submitter: Lisa Heavilin Bell
NOTE: I have no idea where the name "William" came from, or the difference in address, after researching this more I do know that William and Joseph were the same person. Rev. Joseph Elmer Heavilin was his name, he was a Dunkard minister.

Joseph HAVELIN (mis-spelled)Dies In Hospital
Joseph HAVELIN, age fifty-four living at 613 East Jakson Street, died at the Good Samaritan hospital yesterday at noon from a hemorrhage of the brain resulting from a fall while he was at work at the Kemp Canning Factory Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Havelin was subject to dizzy spells and it is thought that he was so afflited while oiling a piece of machinery at the factory and that he fell to the floor. The fall resulted in a fractured skull which produced the hemorrage that caused his death.
The deceased had lived in Kokomo but a short time. He is survived by his wife and one son, thirteen years old. No funeral arrangements have been made as yet.

The Kokomo Dispatch October 3, 1924, on page 11.
The HEAVILIN Funeral
The funeral of the Rev. William (sic) HEAVILIN, 712 East Mulberry Street, who died Wednesday noon at the Good Samaritan Hospital, will be held at the Harrison Street Christian Church, Saturday afternoon. The burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.


Appeared Kokomo Tribune September 2, 1982

Heavilin Services
Services for Rebecca J. HEAVILIN 42, 2301 W. Carter St., will be at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Calling at the mortuary is from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
Mrs. Heavilin, on the board of directors for Bona Vista Programs Inc. and president of its Booster Club, died at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 1982.
She was one of Bona Vista's most ative volunteers and because of her efforts received a governor's award for program direction in special education in 1980. A year later, she was honored with the Indiana ARF ommunity Involvement Award, one of the highest forms of reognition that can be bestowed on a individual by state government.
Mrs. Heavilin was international coordinator for the TOPS organization and was a member of Union Street Friends churh.
Born in Kokomo December 5, 1939, she was the daughter of Edgar and Elda (LOBOTTE) YOUNG. She was married May 09, 1960, to Bruce HEAVILIN, who survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Kimberly HEAVILIN, at home.
Memorials can be made in the form of contributions to Bona Vista Programs.

Charles V. "Vick" HENRY (???? -1942)

Kokomo Tribune - after 21 Sep 1942

Name: Charles V. "Vick" HENRY
Age: [not given]
Residence: formerly of Kokomo
Died: 6:40a Monday 21 Sep 1942 at the Veterans' hospital in Dayton, OH
Born: [not listed]
Parents: Elijah and Mary Ann OSTLER HENRY
Married: [not listed]
Survivors: W.O. HENRY, Mrs. Lula BUTLER, Mrs. Elsia BRADEN, Mrs. Stella MCKINNEY, Mrs. Nina MCKINNEY, Mrs. Pearl SMITH and Earl HENRY
Services: at the home of Earl Henry in Kokomo; Liberty Baptist church near Groomsville, Tipton Co. IN
Burial: [not listed]

Barbara Ellen STINE HENSON (1936 - 1986)

Submitter: Patricia Henson

Services for Barbara E. (STINE) HENSON, 49, 700 N. Union St. will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Ellers Chapel with Rev. Robert Merrel and Rev. Lehmon Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Point Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Ellers.
She died at her home at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 1986.
She was born October 17, 1936 in Bulls Gap, TN. Hawkins Co., the daughter of James Rufus and Jessie Thelma (MITCHELL) STINE. She had formerly worked at Cuneo Press in Kokomo. She was formerly a member of the Howard County Civil Defense and a member of the Spoken Word Church here.
Surviving are two daughters, Tammy HENSON and Patricia KITE, both of Kokomo; four sons, Michael and Patrick HENSON, both of Kokomo; Danny HENSON of Geetingsville, IN. and Billy HENSON of Flora, IN.; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Leon (Kathleen) SANDEFUR of Kirklan, IN., Katherine FAVORS of Kokomo, and Dorothy PHILLIPS of Rose Hill, VA. and a brother, James Robert Stine of St. Petersburg, Fla. A brother and sister preceded her in death.
Buried in Crown Point Cemetery In Kokomo, IN. - Howard County. Section 14 Lot 109 Centerspace DW 3 W 1/2 N 1/2

Issac Henry HENSON (1906-c1972)

Submitter: Patricia Henson

Issac Henry Henson, 66, 830 W. Virginia Ave., died in the St. Joseph Memorial Hospital at 12:10 a.m. Thursday following a three week illness.
Born July 24, 1906 in Piedmont, MO. Wayne County, he was the son of Noah and Sarah (Kaiser)or (Kerr) Henson.
In 1931, he married to Fay James, who survives. He had lived in Kokomo for the past 13 years, and previously had lived in Prairie Township, Tipton County.
He had been an employee of Continental Steel Corp. for 21 years before retiring in 1971. He was a machine operator in the nail department.
He attended the First Assembly of God and was a member of the United Steel Workers Local Union 1054.
Surviving with the widow are five sons, Virgil R., Bearl D., Jasper C., Donnie L. Henson all of Kokomo, and M. Sgt. William M. Henson, stationed with the U.S. Army at Ft. Dix, NJ; 22 grandchildren. Five brothers and two sons are deceased.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Assembly of God with Rev. Cecil Enochs officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Greentown.
Friends may call at the Ellers Funeral Chapel between 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour preceding the services.

Archibald HIGGINS (c1825-1901)

Kokomo Daily Tribune, 22 May 1901

Archibald HIGGINS, an old and respected citizen of Oakford, died Monday evening, aged 76 years. He was a time honored pioneer of that village. The funeral was held today at 10 o'clock in the Christian Church at Oakford, conducted by his old pastor, Rev. Aaron WALKER.
Submitter: Linda Chan

Mrs. Caroline HORSEMAN(? - 1896)

The Kokomo Dispatch, 4 Nov 1896, Howard County, Indiana:

Word has been received of the death by heart disease of Mrs. Caroline HORSEMAN which occurred at Council Grove, Kansas, October 20. Mrs. HORSEMAN was a resident of New London until a few months ago, when she went to Kansas to live with her son. Another son, Mulford HORSEMAN, lives in this town."
Submitter: Linda Chan

John HORSEMAN (1823-1890)

Kokomo Gazette Tribune, Wednesday, 10 Dec 1890, Howard County, Indiana:

John HORSEMAN, a pioneer resident of Howard County, departed from earth at 9 o'clock Tuesday evening at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. D.M. MARQUIS, on Lincoln Street, aged 67 years. He had been afflicted for several years, blood poisoning being the immediate cause of death.
Deceased was born in Springsboro, Ohio, in the year 1823. In 1855 he moved to this state, locating first at Noblesville, but shortly afterward coming to this county, settling at New London, where he lived until three years ago.
He had been an active and successful business man during the vigorous years of his life, being for a time the proprietor of the woolen mill at New London. He was greatly esteemed wherever known and a good man. A wife and several children survive.
The funeral takes place at the Friends' Church, New London, Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, services conducted by Rev. James Newlin. Interment at New London Cemetery.
Submitter: Linda Chan

Lora Corydon HOSS (1859 - 1925)

Kokomo Tribune, Sat. 17 Oct 1925, p1& 2; Mon. 19 Oct 1925, p1

Lora Corydon HOSS, 66 years old, died at 8:30 am Saturday, 17 October 1925 at Battle Creek, Michigan of angina pectoris while staying at sanitarium in the area with his wife. He was born 16 January 1859 in Marion Co. IN to Peter E. and Sarah R. HOSS. His mother died when Lora was less than 2 years old and he was raised by his paternal grandparents. The family moved to Howard county in 1865, locating on a farm near Fairfield. He attended local schools and Butler College, graduating with honors in 1881.

Lora HOSS bought a half-interest in the Kokomo Gazette newspaper in 1881, becoming sole owner within the next 2 years. The Gazette consolidated with the Kokomo Tribune in 1884, Lora HOSS becoming equal owner with A.F. PHILLIPS.

On 2 October 1883, Lora HOSS married Miss Stella BERNHARD of Kokomo. They had one daughter, Pauline HOSS, who married Donald ELLIOTT.

The Kenneth H. RICH funeral home dispatched a motor car to retrieve the body. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1925 at the residence, 802 E Sycamore, with interment at Crown Point cemetery.

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Norman W. HUNT (1925 - 1989)

Kokomo Tribune - Wednesday, 8 Mar 1989, p 6

Name: Norman W. HUNT
Age: 63
Died: Tuesday, 7 Mar 1989, Waterman Medical Center, Eustis, FL. Residing in Leesburg, FL since 1987.
Born: 20 Mar 1925 in Kokomo
Parents: Earl and Deana HUNT
Military Service: Army veteran in WWII
Married: Clara E. HUNT [no maiden name or date provided]
Survivors: widow; 3 daughters, Renee BRIDEGROOM, Nancy LOWE and Pamela BRANTLEY; 2 brothers, Kenneth HUNT and Eugene HUNT; 5 grandchildren.
Funeral Home: Harden-Paulie Funeral Home, Eustis FL
Burial: Body cremated

Margaret HUSKINS (1851-1896)

Kokomo Daily Tribune Monday Evening January 27, 1896 p8 col:1

Margaret, wife of Allen HUSKINS, died at her late home on South Main street, Sunday nigh of consumption, aged 45 years. Mrs HUSKINS has been a sufferer of this lingering disease for some time and had made full preparation for the end. The husband, her children--Mrs. Lure HAWKINS, and Louisa, Mazy and Fred HUSKINS, and her church all lose a great friend. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Albright's cemetery.


Monument at Crown Point Cemetery
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