Monday, October 25, 2010

Amanuensis Monday: Obituary of Frank Newby

December 10, 1870 - May 7, 1929

About Amanuensis Monday: John Newmark, who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog started a Monday Blog Theme called "Amanuensis Monday". John defines "amanuensis" as "a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

Frank was the son of John Alby and Mary Louisa Grunden Newby and the brother of my maternal great grandfather, Charles Lee Newby. Frank never married. My mother vaguely remembers the funeral of a family member, a man with a long white beard, that died when she was about 5 years old. The only family member that died at that time was Frank. Mom would have been 5 years old in less than a month so it is likely Frank who's funeral she remembers.

Knightstown Banner - May 10, 1929 - pg. 1, column 1

                                     Death of Frank Newby
     Frank Newby, aged 58 years, died at the home of his brother, Ed Newby, in Raysville, Tuesday morning at 1:40 o'clock, following a short illness. Mr. Newby was afflicted with cancer of the stomach. He was the son of John and Mary Grunden Newby, and was born in Henry county. Deceased was well known about Knightstown and had many friends here. 
     Funeral services for Mr. Newby were held at Glencove Chapel, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Ernest A. Addison, pastor of the Christian Church. Burial was at Glencove cemetery, in charge of Charles F. Baxter.


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