Jackson County, Indiana, which was at one time part of Washington County, really began to grow during the last half of the 19th century. There was a large influx of German immigrants at this time and, thanks to railroad development, there was a great deal of activity with people moving in and out of the area. The obituaries create a picture of life at this particular time in American history. This book is the third in a series of Jackson County, Indiana, obituaries by the author. The obituaries, arranged chronologically, were taken from the Brownstown Banner and The Seymour Daily Democrat. Each entry includes the full name of the deceased, and, when available: date, age, cause of death, place of death, spouse’s and children’s names, and the paper in which the obituary was found. Some of the entries also mention the names of members of the extended family of the deceased and occupation. Maiden names are often included, and the book also includes an every-name index of almost 4,000 entries.
Jonette K. Johnson
(1995), 5½x8½, paper, index, 192 pp.