Jackson County, Indiana Obituaries, 1854-1880
Jonette K. Johnson
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, arranged chronologically, were taken from two newspapers: "The Brownstown Banner" and the "Seymour Daily Tribune". 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, county or city of origin of the deceased, and occupation. Maiden names of women are often included. The obituaries create a realistic picture of life at this time in American history. Everyname index.
1992, paper, 180 pp.