Abstracted Obituaries
Submitted by Jayne Dunn

New Albany Daily Ledger - 3 Apr 1869 On the 2nd inst. at her late residence beyond West Union, Mrs. Frances Lansford (should be Lundsford), mother of the Weightman [Whiteman] family, died, age 76 years.

New Albany Daily Ledger - 14 Sep. 1886 The wife of Rev. John C. Whiteman, formerly pastor of the German M. E. Church of New Albany, a lady of the most amiable and devoted Christian life and who had many warm friends in this city, died on Sunday at her home in Cincinnati of consumption.

New Albany Daily Ledger - 9 Dec 1867 - Samuel Figg found drowned in the Ohio River.

New Albany Daily Ledger - 23 Sep. 1851 - Child of Dennis Sears drowned.

New Albany Daily Ledger or New Albany Ledger 27 March 1885 "John Weidman, age 66 years, an old citizen of Floyd Co., died Thursday evening after an illness of several months. He was a well known farmer and resident on the Paoli Pike 2 miles from the city. He was esteemed as an industrious honest man. His funeral takes place 2 o'clock Saturday under the auspices of The Knights and Ladies of Industry of which he was a member."

Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, IN, records state Wilhelm Sears 24 Jul 1870 buried Plat 2 Row 5 Lot 18 purchased by Dennis Sears; age 36; died of consumption.

Floyd Co Death Record, CH21-86 - Mary F. Kegler, d. Feb 24, 1910, Floyd Co, IN, female, white, b. Jan 19, 1833 77 yrs 1 mo 5 days, married Jacob Kegler, born IN, father Elijah Detro, birthplace unk, mother's maiden name and birthplace unk, cause of death: probably organic heart failure, found dead in bed, buried St.Mary's of the Knobs, Frank A. Kraft.

New Albany Evening Tribune, 1894-06-21, pg 4 col 2 - Mrs. Lucinda DeArk, of Utica, Ind., died this morning at the home of her son-in-law, Fred Alwes, West Fourth between Main and Market streets, where she had been visiting. She was attacked last night by a congestive chill and rapidly became worse. She was sixty-one years old and leaves a husband and several children. The remains will be taken to Utica for interment.

New Albany Weekly Ledger, 1909-03-03, pg 4 col 6 - Death Is Sudden - Mrs. Eliza DeArk is Found Dead in Her Bed - Mrs. Eliza DeArk, an old resident of the city, was found dead in her bed at the home of her son, William DeArk, West Fourth and Water streets, Saturday night. She had been ill for several days but was not dangerously sick. It is believed that her death resulted from a sudden attack of heart disease. Mrs. DeArk was seventy-two years of age. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and was an excellent woman. Her surviving children are Mrs. (Mattie) Anderson, William, John and George DeArk, all of whom live in this city. The funeral will take place from the home of her son tomorrow morning and the body will be taken to Utica Cemetery for burial. The Rev. E.T. Poulson, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church will conduct the service.

Floyd Co Death Record CH17-25 - Eliza A. Sears, 35, female, white, residence New Albany, married, cause of death phythisis pulmonalis, b. IN, d. New Albany, July 25, 1904, father Thomas E. DeSpain, b. KY, mother Maria or Nancy Moore (that is what it said), b. IN, reported by Wm. P. Tebault. (buried in Fairview Cem).

New Albany Tribune, 1953-05-22, pg 12 col 6 - Frank A. Sears, 89, native of this city, died Friday at his residence at Madison. He was for years a stationary engineer at the old New Albany Woolen Mills where the present high school is located. He also held the same position at one time at the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot. A member of the DePauw Masonic Lodge, he will be buried at Fairview Cemetery. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kraft Funeral Home. Survivors are two sons, Foster and Harry Sears, Cit; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

New Albany Tribune, Friday, 1998-11-20, a/2 - Marie B. Sears - New Albany - Marie B. Sears, 96, died today at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services. She was a native of Huntington, the former Marie B. Husk and the widow of Foster A. Sears. Survivors include a son, James F. Sears, a daughter, JoAnn Oldaker, and a grandchild. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook, Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday, Mar 7, 1982, Foster Sears Foster A. Sears, 81, of 1932 Silver St., died at 6 p.m. Friday at his home. He was a native of New Albany and a retired employee of American Air Filter Co. Survivors incldue his wife, Marie B. Sears; one son, James F. of New Albany; one daughter, JoAnn Oldaker of Orena, Ill.; one brother, Harry of New Albany. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Seabrook Funeral Home with burial in Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. A Masonic service will be held at the cemetery.

Sunday, Sep 8, 1985, Harry Sears Harry W. Sears, 83, of 1806 Bono Road died Friday at Floyd County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of New Albany and a retired employee of the old Railway Express Co. Survivors include a niece and a nephew. Visitation at Kraft Funeral Home will be after 1 p.m. Sunday. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial in Fairview Cemetery.

New Albany Ledger, 1943 07 16, Friday, pg 6 col 6 - D.W. D'Ark, Old-Time Inspector of JQMD, is Dead - David W. DeArk, 84, who until his retirement twenty years ago, was an assistant inspector at the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot for thirty-three years, died at 11:55 a.m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Julia Eppington, of Louisville. Funeral services will be at 2:30 a.m. Monday from the Combs Funeral Home with burial in the Utica Cemetery.

New Albany Daily Weekly Ledge, 1924 01 23, pg 5 col 1 - Funeral services for Jacob Kegler, 83 years old, a farmer of Floyd county, who died at St. Edwards Hospital Friday morning, were held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. Marys Catholic Church at Floyd Knob. Mr. Kegler had been living at the hospital for the past five years. He is survived by a number of nephews and nieces. He was a member of St. Marys Church.

Floyd Co, IN, Death Record CH17-39 - John H. Deark, 73, male, white, resdience New Albany, married, cod cirossis of liver, no occupation, b. KY, place of death, New Albany, Apr 23, 1905, father Joseph Deark, b. France, mother's maiden name unkm b. Germany, PO of party making report had New Albany and below it, Jeffersonville, IN (Utica).

New Albany Weekly Ledger, 1909-03-03, pg 4 col 6 - Death Is Sudden - Mrs. Eliza DeArk is Found Dead in Her Bed - Mrs. Eliza DeArk, an old resident of the city, was found dead in her bed at the home of her son, William DeArk, West Fourth and Water streets, Saturday night. She had been ill for several days but was not dangerously sick. It is believed that her death resulted from a sudden attack of heart disease. Mrs. DeArk was seventy-two years of age. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and was an excellent woman. Her surviving children are Mrs. (Mattie) Anderson, William, John and George DeArk, all of whom live in this city. The funeral will take place from the home of her son tomorrow morning and the body will be taken to Utica Cemetery for burial. The Rev. E.T. Poulson, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church will conduct the service.

New Albany Tribune, Friday, 1941-06-06, pg 1 col 3 - William Deark taken by Death - Retired Veteran Coal Compnay Employe Passed in Residence Following Lingering Illness - Funeral Set Sunday Afternoon - William Henry DeArk, 79, retired veteran employe of the E. T. Silder, Inc.; coal, sand and gravel firm, died at 3:15 o'clock Friday morning at this home, 605 East Main street following a lingering illness. Mr. DeArk retired last October after 45 years of service with the company having started only two weeks after it was organized. He was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church, New Albany Lodge, Improved Order of Odd Fellows, the New Albany Lodge of Elks, and of the Manzanita Tribe of Red Men. Widow Survives. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lula DeArk; a brother, George DeArk of New Albany; a niece, Miss Georgia Horton; one granddaughter, Mrs. Kenneth Baker, and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the residence where funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial in Fairview Cemetery with the Odd Fellows conducting services at the grave.

New Albany Tribune, 1936-01-20, pg 4 col 2 - O'Conner Funeral - Funeral services for Patrick 'Conner, 86, of 1408 Vincennes street will be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. ???- Saturday afternoon at his home.
The body was cremated. Private services were held with Generations Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. New Albany Tribune 19 Aug 2004

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