Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Elijah Darling 1915

Elijah and my great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Runyan were twins, born on May 28, 1859. They were two of 10 children born to Samuel and Beulah (Smith) Darling and the first two to be born in Indiana. They had 5 older siblings that were born in New Jersey. Elijah married Onedia C. Morris, daughter of Hillary and Mary (Keesling) Morris, on August 11, 1884 in Henry Co., Indiana. Elijah and Onedia had 10 children, two daughters died in infancy.

           ELIJAH DARLING.
  [Special to The Daily Courier.]
Death of Elijah Darling
Daily Courier - July 8, 1915
     KENNARD, Ind., July 8.--Elijah 
Darling, age fifty-six years, one of the 
best known residents of Kennard, 
died suddenly from heart trouble to-
day at 1 o'clock p. m. Mr. Darling had 
been picking cherries during the 
morning and had complained of a pain 
in his shoulder. Mrs. Darling was 
bathing his arm with liniment when 
he expired. He is survived by his 
wife and eight children. Howard 
Darling and Mrs. Florence Wilkinson, 
a son and daughter, are residents of 
     The funeral arrangements have not 
been made.



  1. I have just enjoyed a catch up of your blog ....loved the Lincon story.

  2. Amazing -- he probably would have lived today.