Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Loren Yancy Newby

Obituary Knightstown Banner dated Apr. 25, 1924 pg 1, col. 3

Death of L. Y. Newby

     Loren Yancy Newby, aged 73 years, died at his home in this city, Saturday morning at 4:30 o’clock of leakage of the heart. He was born in Greensboro, Ind., but had lived most of his life in Knightstown. Besides his widow he is survived by two children—Gurney Newby, of Gary, Ind., and one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Pollitt, of Gwynneville. Mr. Newby had been sick for some time. He was the son of Jacob N. Newby, removing from Greensboro to Knightstown in 1872.
     L. P. Newby, of this city, is a brother, and Mrs. Will Carroll, of Shirley, a sister of deceased.
     Mr. Newby was an active man until a few months ago. For several years he was a poultry buyer for the W. G. Brosjus company and also for Midkiff Brothers.
     The funeral was held from his late home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Hartsuck, of the Friends church. Burial was made at Glencove cemetery in charge of C. F. Baxter, undertaker.

Loren Yancy "Yank" Newby was the son of Jacob N. and Lavina (Leonard) Newby and the brother of my great, great grandfather, John A. Newby. He was married to Mary Florence Evans in 1877. He had one son, Carl Geurney b. 1881 who married Fame O. Haas, and one daughter, Alma Pearl b. 1879, who married 1)  William O. Smith and 2) Harry L. Pollitt. 



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