Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mary (MASON) SMITH dies in Coatesville (1928)

This obituary is courtesy of Karen Zach.

source: Greencastle Herald (Greencastle, Indiana) - issue of Wednesday, July 25, 1928:

Mrs. Lawrence Smith of Coatesville died at her home Tuesday night at 9 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis in the afternoon. She had been in good health and her death was a shock to the community. She was about 65 years of age and had been a resident of Coatesville for years. She is survived by her husband and two children, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Christie of Coatesville and son, Lons, who lives on a farm northwest of Coatesville, and two sisters, Miss Tona Mason of this city and Mrs. Beck of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Coatesville ME Church. Burial will be at Coatesville.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss archaeology

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, September 7 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's meeting rooms. Rachel Sharkey from the state's Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology will give a presentation on how studying skeletal remains can help tell the story of how our ancestors lived, including what diseases Indiana's early settlers faced.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.