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Henthorn, James William

James William Henthorn

Notes for James William HENTHORN-147

DIVORCE-RESIDENCES: James William Henthorn was divorced in 1903 and resided with his daughter, Maysel, in Shelbyville, IN.

OCCUPATION: He worked as a farmer and railroad section hand.

HEALTH_HISTORY: He suffered a stroke while with the railroad. The stroke resulted in epilepsy.

CHILDREN: He had six children and was very poor.

COMMENT: He was supposed to inherit the family farm.

OBITUARY: James Henthorn Dies

Aged man dies of complications. James Henthorn, widely known resident of Shelbyville, IN, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Kessler, 609 Dunn Ave., at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday night. He had been ill for the past weeks of a complication of diseases. He was 72 years old. Rev. T.E. Adams will officiate at services held at West St. Methodist Church. Burial will be in Moore's Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

He leaves six children: Myrtle Kessler, Maysel Cupp, Esther Thorpe, Don F. Henthorn, Frank Henthorn, and Guy Henthorn.
(Source: Death notice in Shelbyville, IN newspaper, undated)

Problem: Is the Moore's Hill Cemetery in Shelby Co,, IN or Ripley Co., IN? The obituary of James William Henthorn said it is in Shelbyville, which would put it in Shelby Co. IN. Other information about family burials puts the cemetery in Ripley Co., near Milan.

Posted: 20 Dec 2001
Reposted: 21 Feb 2011

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