An item found in The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, May 3, 1934 – page 1, column 5:
SISTERS DIED ONLY FEW HOURS APART
Last Rites for Mrs. Emily Sears Here Tomorrow Afternoon
Mrs. Emily Sears died last night at 9 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vesta Riggen, in North Salem. She was a daughter of William and Dicy Hamrick and would have been 86 years of age in July. Her entire life was spent in this county.
Mrs. Charity Campbell, a sister, 92 years of age, died at 5:30 yesterday morning. Mrs. Nettie Hamrick Downard is the only child living of a large family.
Mrs. Sears is survived by seven children, T.M. Sears, Mrs. Myrtle Hays, Charles V., of this place, Fred, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Grace Reed, Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Vesta Riggen, North Salem, and Mrs. Lanta Smith of San Antonio, Texas.
The body will be brought to the home of her son, Charles V. Sears, this afternoon and the funeral is at 2:30 tomorrow in the home of her son with burial in the South cemetery.