Indiana - Crossroads To Your Past! Indiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10507, Ft. Wayne IN 46852-0507
Twitter logo Twitter   Facebook logo Facebook   Blogging logo Blog

Sign up for our FREE monthly e-mail alert

Indiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10507, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46852-0507

HOME | ABOUT US | CONTACT US | EVENTS | MEMBERSHIP | PROJECTS | PUBLICATIONS | RESEARCH | SITE INDEX DATABASES (FREE & MEMBERS-ONLY)
Members Only >> County Records >> FREE Databases

Index to Records of West, Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, Spencer, Owen County, Indiana (1925-1928)

Submitted by Randi Richardson

This is an index to Volume 2 of the original records of the West, Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer, Indiana, covering 1925-1928. The Owen County Public Library in Spencer has photocopies of these records. The photocopies were reduced in size from the original and, for the most part, are fairly difficult to read due to poor handwriting and a reduction in size. If the original records still exist, they may be more legible.

In those cases where legibility was especially an issue, names from the funeral records were compared against the names in other county records including, but not limited to, cemetery and death record indices. It was noted, however, that many of the names from this record set were not available in either cemetery or death record indices. When an exact spelling could not be ascertained, the chosen spelling represents a best guess.

The photocopies have a handwritten index in the front of the loose-leaf, 3-ring binder where the records are organized in numerical order by date and by page. Unfortunately, the index seems substantially incomplete. A further problem noted is that as pages have been removed from the binder to be copied, they were not always replaced in the correct position. This will likely continue to be a problem.

Each funeral record includes information about: date and place of death, cause of death, date and place of birth, marital status, parents, place of burial and burial expenses. One might assume that in those cases where burial expenses were limited, there was no tombstone and no tombstone often precludes a cemetery listing. And, although, it was legally required to notify the health department of any and all deaths, compliance was as yet haphazard during these early years particularly in a rural area such as Owen County. As a consequence, sometimes the funeral record is one of the few indications that an individual ever existed.

Last Name First Name Date of Record Page Remarks
Abernathy John A. 10/7/1925 50  
Abrell John 1/31/1928 231  
Aley Della 1/31/1928 230  
Allen James Fredrick 12/3/1928 295  
Allen Sarah E. 10/16/1926 132  
Allen Thelophilus E. 1/20/1928 227  
Anderson Anna S. 10/19/1928 284  
Anderson Earnest 6/30/1927 192  
Arthur Charles 5/5/1927 181  
Arthur May D. 8/3/1925 38  
Babbs Mary J. 1/9/1928 224  
Baldon Henry Taylor 9/24/1927 205  
Barley Francis M. 9/26/1927 206  
Barnes Cynthia 4/10/1926 91  
Barnes Denton (Infant of) 11/12/1928 287 No name/gender/age noted; buried Riverside Cemetery
Barton Catherine Ann 8/10/1925 41  
Barton Edward J. 8/5/1926 118  
Barton George W. 10/30/1926 136  
Barton Newton Baird 2/16/1926 76  
Basord John Henry 8/17/1926 121 Surname difficult to read
Beal Albert (infant of) 3/15/1926 83 Bernard M.; age 5 mos.
Bedwell Thomas Perry 11/21/1928 290  
Berry George 6/26/1925 32  
Biddle Elizabeth Singleton 4/12/1927 176  
Bixler Lewis (Infant of) 10/12/1928 279 No name/gender noted;/ stillborn; buried Willoughby Cemetery
Bixler Thomas Isaac 4/6/1925 16  
Blacklidge Sarah C. 12/23/1925 65  
Boruff Samuel Wesley 12/4/1925 57  
Boyer William Scott 7/2/1927 195  
Brinson Emma 11/19/1927 215  
Britton Joseph 4/29/1927 180  
Brouff Sarah Frances 6/4/1925 29  
Brown  3/28/1928 243 Given name illegible; buried Riverside Cemetery
Brown Lewis 8/11/1925 42  
Brown Rex (infant of) 8/26/1926 44 Marie Louise; age 15 days
Brown Rufus 4/24/1928 250  
Burch C. (infant of) 3/15/1926 82 William; age 8 hrs; bur Riverside Cem.
Burkett Daniel F. 10/7/1925 49  
Burks John T. 11/16/1928 288 Surname difficult to read
Burris Ruth 3/1/1925 6  
Butcher  3/28/1928 244 Given name illegible; bur Livingston Cemetery
Calvert Lula Edith 12/28/1925 67  
Camden Andrew Jackson 2/16/1927 168  
Camden Herman Richard 5/11/1926 99  
Campbell Lillian 5/13/1926 102  
Carpenter Ralph (infant of) 5/30/1925 26 Ellen Pollyanna; premature birth
Carter Alonzo 10/15/1928 283  
Cassida Columbia 12/5/1927 218  
Cassida John Winfield 2/8/1927 166  
Chambers Albert E. 4/30/1928 252  
Chambers Clarence Edwin 6/13/1925 30 first name difficult to read; age 9; bur Chambersville Cem
Chambers Elizabeth Catherine 10/7/1927 208  
Chambers Robert E. V. 1/11/1927 155  
Chavis Cora Jane 7/28/1927 202  
Childers Mary Amanda 3/6/1925 8  
Childress Elisha 5/20/1926 103  
Christy Elizabeth J. 1/20/1928 226  
Clark Fred (infant of) 6/9/1927 109 Age 11 days; no name or gender noted; buried New Home Cem.
Clark James A. 11/19/1928 289  
Clark Melissa 11/12/1928 286  
Classon Elizabeth 4/13/1925 19  
Clawson R. J. 10/6/1928 278  
Cline Jennie Myrtle 5/7/1928 253  
Coffey S. F., Mrs. 7/2/1927 193 Wife of Rev. A. Coffey
Coons Hester 9/14/1928 128 Surname difficult to read; bur Riverside Cem.,
Cotlett Priscilla 6/7/1926 105  
Crist Lydia 11/29/1927 217  
Crockett Nancy Ellen 11/24/1926 143  
Dailey Emma 7/18/1928 264  
Davis Frank 1/12/1927 156  
Denney William Henry 1/10/1927 154  
Denny Anna Belle 7/16/1925 35 Not in DR Indx; age 52; d/o Caleb Stairwalt
Douglass Nancy A. 2/16/1926 75  
Drye Rhoda B. 6/7/1926 107  
Duckworth Jane Millicent 3/14/1925 14  
Dudley Mary Elizabeth 1/11/1926 70  
Dunagan Elizabeth Jane 8/4/1928 268  
Duncan Sarah Elizabeth 7/2/1928 260  
Dyar Lafayette 3/17/1928 238  
Easton F. M. 2/3/1927 164 Surname difficult to read
Edwards Benjamin 9/28/1925 48  
Edwards Isaac 5/23/1927 183  
Edwards Robert (Infant of) 6/6/1928 259 No name/gender noted; premature birth; age 0; bur River Hill
Eklund Matilda 11/2/1925 53  
Ellis Lora 11/29/1926 145  
Estes Susan A. 5/14/1928 255  
Evans Abner 6/25/1927 190  
Evans F. B. 4/5/1928 246  
Evans Fredrick Lowell 12/1/1928 294  
Fiscus Crystal Marie 10/12/1925 51  
Franklin Ellen 3/10/1926 80  
Franklin Elmer (infant of) 4/28/1928 251 No name/gender noted; age 2 days; bur Oliphant Cemetery
Franklin Jessie F. 9/1/1928 275  
Franklin William A. 8/25/1926 124  
Freeman Otis (infant of) 7/30/1925 37 Eugene Arthur; age 3 mos.; bur Riverwside Cem.
Fulford Paul (infant of) 5/13/1926 101 Stillborn, buried Richland Cemetery
Fulk Jacob Marion 10/23/1927 214  
Furr Mary 7/22/1926 115  
Galley Isabelle 8/12/1926 120 Surname difficult to read
Galloway Deborah C. 12/3/1928 296  
Gantz Owen V. 11/11/1926 139  
Gard Isbell 6/25/1925 31 Charged to county; bur Riverside Cem
Gilbert William Harvey 3/5/1927 169  
Gilmore Joseph 3/14/1925 13  
Glover Daniel 9/9/1926 127  
Goodin Amanda 3/20/1928 239  
Goss Alva Smith 2/3/1928 232  
Goss Margaret E. 9/2/1925 45  
Grady Henry 1/13/1928 225  
Grady Henry 1/13/1928 225  
Green Bonnie Bell 7/8/1927 197  
Guy William (infant of) 7/11/1925 34 Sarah G.; age 7 mos.; bur Ellettsville M. E. Cem
Gwynn Alva 7/13/1927 198  
Hamilton Flora Alice 6/20/1927 189  
Hancock John William 12/7/1927 219  
Hancock Matilda M. 10/14/1927 210  
Hatton Glen W. 2/16/1925 5  
Heaps Rhoda Ann 2/12/1925 3 difficult to read; widowed; born 1842 in Owen Co to Andrew Dunnigan; bur Riverside; not in DR Indx
Heavenridge Lyman D. 3/9/1925 10  
Hedrick Brunetta 5/8/1926 97  
Hendershot Belle 12/11/1925 62  
Hendricks Mary E. 12/18/1925 64  
Hendrickson Thomas 10/5/1926 131  
Hinton Delila 4/12/1928 247  
Hubbard Helen Minnie 10/13/1928 280  
Hughes Catherine 12/4/1926 146  
Hughes John C., Mrs. 2/6/1928 233  
Jennings Charles 11/28/1928 292  
Johnson Mary Margareat 7/22/1926 116  
Johnson Sarah 5/22/1927 182  
Johnson William H. 5/27/1927 184  
Jones  10/22/1927 213 No given name noted
Jones Melvina Jane 7/27/1927 201  
Keene E. S. 7/28/1928 267  
Kellar Lylia A. 4/4/1927 175 Surname difficult to read; bur Couch Cem.
Kent Charles Carlton 4/10/1926 90  
Kent Rosa Bell 1/17/1927 161  
Kimball Beatrice 12/30/1927 221  
Kinney William D. 2/23/1928 234  
Kirkham Oliver 2/7/1927 165  
Kiser Joe 12/5/1925 58 Age 56
Knott Augustine 6/12/1926 111  
Knott L. Ernest 3/1/1928 237  
Kolb Mary Patricia 1/2/1926 69  
Krotcher S. 11/25/1928 291 Given name difficult to read
Lambert Wesley (infant of) 4/5/1926 89 Ansel Frederick; age 3 mos.
Laymon Daniel 12/9/1925 59  
Leonard Harriett Amanda 12/29/1927 220  
Lewis Harvey Clay 1/30/1927 163  
Light Lee 3/27/1926 86  
Light Lorenzo D. 2/7/1925 1  
Litten Jacob Sherrill 9/15/1928 276  
Livingston Amanda Jane 2/10/1926 74  
Lloyd Edward 7/13/1926 114  
Long Cyrus Gilbert 2/27/1928 236  
Loy Jacob Martin 5/3/1925 22  
Lucas William Wilson 11/7/1925 54  
Lyon Luther 12/24/1926 151  
Maners Albert A. 5/2/1925 21  
Maners Charles M. 2/24/1928 235  
Maners Ernest Nichols 12/17/1925 63  
Maners John F. 7/21/1928 266  
Massey Mary C. 6/7/1926 108  
McBride Eva Olive 1/19/1926 72  
McBride John Nelson 3/28/1925 15  
McClure Thomas 8/23/1926 123  
McCollum Mary Ellen 12/9/1926 149  
McCullouogh Otis (infant of) 5/30/1925 27 Don; age 11 mos.
McDaniel J. Frank 6/16/1927 187  
McGuire Andy (infant of) 8/22/1926 122 Mary L.; age 0; buried Riverside Cem.
McHenry Julia Adeline 11/18/1925 55  
McNaught Marie 2/23/1925 78  
McNaught Tecumseh Sherman 1/17/1927 160  
McPheron L. M. 6/7/1926 106 15-year-old female
Meadows John S. 9/21/1926 130  
Medaris Fred (infant of) 12/6/1926 148 Eunice Priscilla; age 1 mos.; bur Hudson Hill Cem.
Medaris Noah 5/15/1928 257  
Michaels Minnie May 10/19/1927 212  
Milam Joe Marion 11/27/1926 144  
Miller Allie 3/9/1925 11  
Miller John 3/27/1928 242  
Miller Morgina 4/18/1925 20 Given name difficult to read; resident of Evansville; bur Riverside Cemetery; not noted in cem inx
Miller Sam, Mrs. 1/24/1927 162  
Miller Sarah Catherine 3/29/1926 87  
Minnick Verna Blanche 4/21/1928 248  
Mitten Sarah Matilda 9/29/1928 277  
Moore Melvin Henry 2/10/1927 167  
Moore Thomas O. 7/30/1926 117  
Morton Fred 10/23/1928 285  
Mull Daniel B. 8/4/1925 39  
Mull Noah Henry 9/26/1927 207  
Mull Susan Ann 3/23/1928 241  
Mullin Lankford 1/8/1927 153  
Myers Elizabeth 11/5/1926 138  
Neal Mary 7/8/1925 33  
Oliphant Martin 3/1/1925 7  
Ooley Gracie May 11/1/1926 137  
Ooley Ivan (infant of) 7/26/1927 200 Twins; premature; no name, gender or place of burial noted
Ooley Raymond 1/30/1928 229  
Owens John, Jr. 3/11/1925 12  
Padgett Elizabeth 8/4/1928 269  
Parker Melvin F. 10/19/1927 211  
Parks Martha Jane 5/12/1926 100  
Parrish Lemuel L. 4/10/1926 92  
Parrish Robert William 8/17/1928 273  
Parrish William S. 6/18/1927 188  
Phillips Mary Elizabeth 3/18/1926 84  
Pifer Mollie 5/14/1925 23  
Porter Leander 3/12/1926 81 Given name difficult to read; not in DR indx; age 58; s/o William Porter; b 1867
Porter Viola R. 10/11/1927 209 Approximate date of record
Porter William Wayne 10/29/1926 135  
Powell Dennis 11/23/1927 216  
Powell Enos C. 6/14/1927 186  
Powell William H. 4/13/1925 18  
Priest Kenneth Earl 2/13/1925 4  
Proctor W. K. 1/15/1927 158  
Purcell ?. E. (infant of) 4/26/1927 179 Stillburn; no name or gender noted; bur Gross Cem.
Query James Garfield 6/4/1926 104  
Query Minnie 9/1/1926 125  
Raikes Benjamin Franklin 9/2/1925 46  
Ranard Pauline 5/20/1925 24  
Ray Thomas Jefferson 3/26/1927 173  
Rice Luella Emily 9/14/1927 204  
Ritter Eliza J. 9/6/1927 203  
Robertson Paul Franklin 1/21/1928 228  
Robertson Wallace (infant of) 9/16/1926 129 Premature; no name or gender noted; bur Riverside Cem.
Rodenbeck Ransom A. 12/26/1925 66  
Rucker Edward W. (infant of) 2/22/1926 77 Betty Jean; stillborn
Rucker Mildred Irene 6/25/1927 191  
Rumpke Nancy Emma 12/8/1928 298  
Rumple Elmer (infant of) 5/21/1925 25 Elmer, Jr.; age 3 days; bur Chambersville Cem
Salmon Charles 3/7/1927 170 Surname difficult to read
Sandy A. H., Mrs. 11/13/1926 140  
Sandy Bertha 5/21/1928 248  
Scott Carolina 7/13/1928 262  
Scott Francis Oscar 10/26/1925 52  
Seay Cecilia Ellen 12/5/1928 297  
Sheppard David K. 5/15/1928 256 Surname difficult to read
Sheppard Mary Jane 3/9/1925 9 difficult to read; age 71; died 3/8/1925
Shorter Merritt 3/22/1928 240  
Snow Ora 7/17/1928 263  
Spear Elizabeth 8/17/1928 272  
Spear Robert Roscoe 8/11/1928 271  
Speas Josephine 7/8/1926 113  
Starnes Dewey (infant of) 1/22/1926 73 Melba Carver; age 10 mos.
Stucky LeRoy (infant of) 7/6/1926 112 No age, name or gender noted; buried New Hope Cem.
Stucky Leroy (infant of) 4/1/1927 174 Tillie May; age 2 hrs.; bur place not noted
Stucky Mary Ellen 7/25/1925 36  
Stutz George W. 1/8/1928 223  
Summers Mary Margaret 7/4/1928 261  
Summitt Marjorie Ellen 12/9/1926 150  
Summitt Robert Eugene 1/7/1928 222  
Sutton George (infant of) 5/30/1927 185 Stillborn; no name or gender noted; surname difficult to read
Sutton George (Infant of) 9/1/1928 274 Barbara; age 4 hours; bur Mt.Moriah
Taylor Charles M. 3/12/1927 171  
Thacker Calvin Richard 5/7/1928 254  
Thomas Charles 4/12/1925 17  
Thompson Blanche May 4/18/1927 177  
Thompson Hugh 8/15/1925 43  
Thompson Robert W. 4/2/1928 245  
Turner George W. 3/19/1926 85  
Turpin Hubert Eugene 7/26/1927 199  
Vandeventer George 7/2/1927 194  
Vandeventer James M. 3/16/1927 172  
Vaughn Annice 4/12/1926 93  
Votaw Margie Marie 9/4/1926 126  
Waggoner J. C. 10/18/1926 134  
Waggoner Mary C. 12/2/1925 56  
Walden Hazel Louise 12/14/1925 61 Age 7; d/o Ralph Walden
Walden Mary Marie 12/14/1925 60 Age 9, d/o Ralph Walden
Wallace John Charles 12/30/1925 68  
Waterman Harry W. 5/5/1926 96  
Watkins Eliza Ann 7/6/1927 196  
Watkins Wilson 6/3/1925 28  
Watts James 9/7/1925 47  
Weedle Etta 4/21/1928 249  
Weedle William 6/11/1926 110  
Welty William 1/16/1926 71  
White Fannie 11/15/1926 141  
Wilbur Martha Ann 12/25/1926 152  
Williams Emily (Sinclair) 4/21/1926 94 w/o John; age 88
Williams Mary Ann 11/15/1926 142  
Williams Noel 1/15/1927 159  
Wilson Rebecca J. (black) 2/10/1925 2  
Wilson S. (infant of) 4/3/1926 88 No name or gender noted; age 1 day
Wilson Susan Ellie 10/18/1926 133  
Withem George 12/6/1926 147  
Woods Ernest Edward 5/8/1926 98  
Woolard Rex (infant of) 8/10/1925 40 No name or gender noted; stillborn
Worman Sarah 4/19/1927 178  
Wright John Richard 8/9/1928 270  
[blank] Margaret 2/27/1926 79 Surname difficult to read; died 2/26/1926; widowed; resident of Eminence



[HOME]   [ABOUT US]   [BLOG]   [BOARD OF DIRECTORS]   [CHAPTERS OF IGS]   [CIVIL WAR SOCIETY]
[CONFERENCE]   [CONTACT US]   [COUNTY GENEALOGISTS]   [EVENTS]   [MEMBERSHIP]
[MEMBERS ONLY - DATABASES] [PROJECTS]   [PUBLICATIONS]   [QUERIES]   [RESEARCH]   [SEMINAR]
[SHOP IGS]   [SITE INDEX]   [TERRITORIAL GUARD SOCIETY]


© 2017 Indiana Genealogical Society

Indiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10507, Fort Wayne, IN 46852-0507