Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Carrie Elmonta (Newby) Carroll

Obit: Knightstown Banner - January 26, 1934 pg. 5 col. 2

                                                 Mrs. Will Carroll Dies

     Mrs. Elmonta Carroll, age 66 years, wife of William Carroll, died at the family home in Anderson, Tuesday evening, following a lingering illness.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the Shirley M. E. Church, Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock, with the Rev. Burkett in charge. Ritualistic services in charge of the Eastern Star lodge. Several months ago the family moved from Shirley to Anderson. 
    Surviving besides the husband are the following children: Loren Carroll, Anderson; Mrs. Hazel Mace, Anderson; Russell Carroll, Indianapolis; Mrs. May Edmondson, Knightstown; Mrs. Lois Gandy and Mrs. Mary Dugan, Red Key. Ten grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Carroll was a sister of L. P. Newby, this city.

Carrie Elmonta was the sister of my maternal 2nd great grandfather, John A. Newby. Besides the children surviving her listed in the obituary, she also had a daughter Ruby Elvira Franklin who died in 1932.


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