Monday, October 11, 2010

Amanuensis Monday: Obituary(s) of Ida May Newby

November 5, 1873 - October 24, 1939
My maternal great grandmother
Henry Co., Indiana Circa 1939

These obituaries are from clippings found in my mother's photo albums and are likely from the Knightstown Banner. The photo above is one of the last photos taken of Ida May.

Mrs. Ida Mae Newby
Widow of Charles Newby Dies at Knightstown.
By Special Correspondent.
DUNREITH, Oct. 24 - Mrs. Ida Mae Newby, 62, died at 9:50 o'clock this morning at her home in Knightstown of a heart attack. She was the widow of Charles Newby, who died two years ago, and had been in poor health for about three years. They had lived on a farm south of Spiceland.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fern Runyan of east of Dunreith; a son, Morris Newby, of Lowell, Ind.; and four grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements have not been made. Burial is to be at Knightstown.

Heart Attack Proves Fatal
Mrs. Ida Mae Newby, age 65, died at her home on North Adams street shortly before the noon hour Tuesday morning, after suffering a heart attack. She had been in poor health for the past five years. Mrs. Newby was the daughter of John and Phoebe Trowbridge and was born November 5, 1873, southeast of Knightstown in Rush county, and was married to Charles Newby on May 27, 1892.  Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Fern Runyan, of east of Dunreith, and one son, Morris Newby, a teacher in the schools at Lowell, Ind.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, Janet and Lee [sic] Runyan, and Neil and Jackie Boyer.  Mr. Newby passed away May 7, 1937, and her duaghter Margaret died last April.  The funeral services were held from her late home on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with Rev. E. A. Addison, pastor of the Christian Church, officiating. Burial was made in Glen Cove cemetery; O. M. Wilson, funeral director.

Newby Rites.
By Special Correspondent.
KNIGHTSTOWN, Oct. 25 - Final rites for Mrs. Ida Mae Newby, 62, who died at her home here Tuesday morning, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home. Burial will be at Glencove cemetery. O. M. Wilson funeral establishment will have charge of the services.

Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown, Henry Co., Indiana


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