Whitley County Obituaries

Mosher, Arthur B.
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, October 16, 1918

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Died of Disease While in Paris. Arthur B. Mosher of this city, died in Hospital in or near Paris – word reached this city Sunday morning.
     A telegram was received by Delmer Mosher, of this city, Sunday morning containing the sad intelligence that his brother, Arthur B. Mosher had died of disease in a base hospital in or near Paris, France. The telegram stated that death occurred on September 16th.
     The young man wrote a letter to his brother which was received during the latter part of August stating that he had been transferred to the mail service from the army, and that up to that time, he had acted as mail transfer clerk for three to five days. He also mentioned in the letter that he was suffering from a slight cold and bowel trouble. While the message did not explain the cause of his death, it is thought that the bowel trouble became more serious and caused his death. A second letter was received here on Sept. 26th, ten days after the young man died, which stated that he was somewhat improved. No further word was received from the young soldier from the time of the receipt of this letter until his death.
     Arthur Mosher entered the army last June, going first to Camp Funston and later to Camp Merritt, from where he was sent overseas, departing from France during the latter part of July or the first week of August. He wrote his brother that he had a good trip overseas and was feeling fine.
     The deceased was born October 24, 1889, and was 28 years, 10 months and 22 days old at the time of his death. He was the son of Hiram L. and Sarah (Shook) Mosher. He attended high school here for a few years, but quit in order to enter the civil service. He took an examination and successfully passed, receiving an appointment as mail clerk. He remained at that work for three years and then became interested in the store business, carrying a line of imported teas, coffees and general merchandise in a room where the Liberty Load headquarters were located during the Fourth of July Loan campaign. He left this occupation to open a restaurant in the building where the Nuxall restaurant is now located.
     He was married on April 7, 1912, to Miss Nina Brolen, who later obtained a divorce. In 1916 the young man left for Kansas to work in the oil fiends, and opened a store at Havana, Kas., which he turned over to his brother, Hugh, when he entered the army. He is survived by four brothers, Walter and Delmer, of this city, Henry, of Codys Bluff, Okla., and Hugh, of Havana, Kas.


Mosher, Benona
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday September 19, 1923

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     The death of Benona Mosher, familiarly known in this city as "Teddy" Mosher, took place Monday evening at his home on South Line street at 6:12 o’clock, after a prolonged illness due to a complication of diseases. Mr. Mosher first became ill nine weeks ago Tuesday and was confined to his bed the greater part of the time. He was able to be up and sit on the porch during a short period of that time, but he gradually grew worse until death ended his suffering. The last few days his condition was critical and it was known that he could not survive.
     Benona Mosher was born in Columbia township and was a son of Oren and Eliza Jane Pierce Mosher. He was 77 years of age on June 15th of this year. He grew to manhood on his father’s farm and attended the schools of the time. Soon after the outbreak of the civil war, on December 17, 1861, "Teddy" enlisted in the union army when but a mere boy. His regiment was Co. D 129 Indiana Volunteers. He served throughout the great struggle with honor, taking part in many of the great campaigns. He was in thirteen battles, among them Jonesboro, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Decatur, Franklin, Reseca, Columbia, Nashville, and Wise Fork. At the close of the war he was honorably discharged as a private at Indianapolis, and returned to this part of the country. A great deal of his early life was spent in Michigan, first at White Cloud, and then at Johannesburg. Of recent years he retired from active work and made his home at the residence on South Line street.
     "Teddy" was greatly interested in politics. He was a staunch republican, a standpatter and in Roosevelt’s first campaign in 1901 was captain of what was known as the Rough Riders, a group of men he organized in the vicinity of Lorane to campaign for Roosevelt in Whitley county. The Post conferred upon him the name of "Teddy" and while he at first resented it, he afterwards was proud of it. Mr. Mosher was a familiar figure at a number of elections.
     "Teddy" was a great hunter and fisherman, being especially fond of fishing. In the angling line he had a companion in the late Judge Adair, and they were personal and political friends. Included in his hunting was the tracing of bees to their homes in the trees in the days when forests afforded places for them to hide away. During the summer and early fall he would locate the bee trees and when the chilly weather late in the fall season rendered the honeymakers half dormant, Mr. Mosher and his friends would sally forth and fell the trees and rob the bees of their summer’s store. Usually the late C.W. Tuttle was one of the party, and Teddy never tired in describing the warwhoops that emanated from C.W. when a lazy bee crawled up his pants-leg and began to operate.
     Next to hunting and fishing, "Teddy" got most pleasure by attending country debating societies. He took an active part in the debates and presented his ideas and views with considerable skill and force. He also spent much time reading the Bible and was usually an attendant at revival meetings, often taking issue with the preacher or exhorter, not publicly but personally.
     He was twice married. His first wife was Maxie McNear [sic], who preceded him in death. They were the parents of two children, Lawrence Mosher, of Gaylord, Mich. and Ella O’Briley, of Johannesburg, Mich. Mr. Mosher was married a second time to Mary Ann Hoos on September 16, 1882. Mrs. Mosher and two daughters, Della, wife of Frank Eissele, of this city, Delena, of this city, and one son, Lyman Mosher, of LaPorte, Ind., survive. The following half-brothers and sisters are living: James Mosher, of Columbia City, Rutherford Mosher, of Grand Rapids, Mich., Jane Brickel, of Cygnet, O., Minerva Brown, of Willard, O., and Linda Ditton, of Columbia City.
     Mr. Mosher was a member of the George W. Stough Post of the G.A.R. of this city. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. H. G. Herendeen officiating. Burial will be at the Bethel cemetery in Columbia township. The family requests no flowers.


Mosher, Charles B.
Columbia City Commercial Mail - Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday March 29, 1923

     Charles B. Mosher died Wednesday evening at his home on East Ellsworth Street. He was born in Columbia township on September 27, 1857 and was 65y 6m 1d old. His parents were Sanford and Lucy Helm Mosher.
     He married Alzadora Sterner on October 23, 1881. The widow and two children survive, Floyd Mosher at home and Edith Fulmer of Columbia City, one grandchild Bonneal Fulmer and the following brothers and sisters: Chauncey Mosher and William Mosher of Columbia township, Eugene Mosher of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rose Burd of Columbia township, and Phoebe Wagoner of Garrett.


Mosher, Clara Maude Heil
Columbia City Post – Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday April 13, 1957

     Mrs. Clara Maude (Heil) Mosher, 69, Columbia township, died at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at her residence. She had been in failing health for some time and at different times was a patient at the hospital.
     Mrs. Mosher was born to the Rev. Daniel R. and Alice L. Rutzgers Heil on October 9, 1887 near Royal Center. She married Harmon S. Mosher at her parents home near North Webster on April 26th 1908. They went to housekeeping just east of her last residence, moving to the last residence as soon as it was built in 1924.
     Mrs. Mosher was a member of the First EUB Church, Women’s Society of World Service; True Blue Sunday school class and charter member of the West Columbia Ladies Aid.
     Mr. Mosher died October 23, 1954. She is survived by a son, Bonnell W. Mosher, Columbia township; two grandchildren, Verlin Gene and Stanley Lynn Mosher; two brothers, Lowell G. Heil, Columbia township, Paul P. Heil, Defiance, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Mary L. Miller, Defiance, Ohio and Mrs. John Collar, Fort Wayne.
     Friends may call at the J.A. DeMoney and Son Funeral Home after 6:30 this evening. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. P. F. Young, pastor of the First EUB Church officiating. Burial will be in the South Park Cemetery.


Mosher, Cora Ethel Reese
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Monday, December 20, 1937

     Mrs. Cora Ethel Mosher, 56, will known Columbia City woman, and wife of Delmar Mosher, died at 10:15 o'clock Sunday night at the Linvill Memorial hospital here, where she had been a patient since November 23 following an operation. A heart attack, one of several she suffered since the operation, was the immediate cause of her death.
     She was born October 6, 1881 to Charles E. and Anna Briggs Reese in Columbia township. On May 18, 1902 she was married to Delmar Mosher in Columbia City, where they have made their home since their marriage.
     Mr. Mosher survives together with the following children: Glen Mosher and Mrs. Glenn Stayer, of this city; Annadean, at home; Mrs. Henry Schrader, of Jefferson township; Miss Jean Mosher, of Fort Wayne; also three granddaughters and two grandsons; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reese; a sister, Miss Frances Reese, of Columbia township; and a brother, Ralph Reese, also of Columbia township. Preceding her in death were a sister, Miss Millie Reese, and a daughter, Frances Bethel, who died at birth.
     Mrs. Mosher was a member of the local Methodist church, having transferred her membership from the Eberhard Lutheran church after moving to this city. She was also a member of the W.C.T.U.
     The body has been taken to the Smith Funeral home and will be returned to the Mosher home on North Main street this evening where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. G.F. Hubbartt officiating. Interment will be made in the Eberhard cemetery.
     Although devoted to her home and family, Mrs. Mosher devoted much time to worthy activities and charity. Her friends were numerous, won through neighborly kindness and many thoughtful acts which will long be remembered by those who knew her.


Mosher, Delmar Thomas
The Post & Mail - Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana
Monday December 30, 1996

     Delmar Thomas Mosher, Sr., 95, of Nowata, Oklahoma, died Saturday, December 28, 1996 at his home in Nowata. Delmar T. Mosher, Sr., was born March 30, 1901, in Sygnet, Ohio to Henry and Anna Zwiefel Mosher. The family moved to Coody’s Bluff, Okla., in 1910, where Delmar attended school and lived until 1925. He moved to Nowata and for a time, worked for others. His love of cars and motorcycles led to an auto repair shop-garage of his own.
     His service began in what is now the 10-33 Emergency Team building. After a time, he expanded and relocated his business to 224 North Maple across from the Nowata County Courthouse. Delmar’s honesty and integrity earned him a reputation that not many mechanics could match.
     He joined the First Baptist Church in Nowata. He married Helen Hendrickson, a teacher for the Nowata Public Schools. They had two children, Jennie Dell and Delmar Thomas Mosher, Jr. Helen preceded him in death in 1958, and Jennie Dell died as a young child. Delmar Jr., and his wife, Linda, reside in Bartlesville with their two sons, Stephen and Brent Mosher.
     Delmar Sr., married Carrie Arning on Christmas day in 1961. The couple had been married 35 years this Christmas Day. Delmar retired from operating his garage for over 60 years at the age of 92.
     Other survivors include a step-daughter, Sharon Barnett, of Nowata, Okla., and one cousin, Vivian Harris, of Columbia City.
     The funeral service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Benjamin Funeral Service Chapel in Nowata with the Revs. Arthur Stookey and Terrye Williams officiating. Interment is at Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery.
     After interment, a gathering of the Mosher family and friends will be conducted at First Christian Church in Nowata. The family suggest that friends who wish may remember 10-33 Emergency Team or the building fund at First Christian Church in Nowata.


Mosher, Eugene Ellsworth
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday July 16, 1931

     Eugene E. Mosher, 65, died at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ed Burd in Smith township. He had been in failing health for more than two years. Since Monday his condition became critical and he was unconscious a greater part of the time. A heart ailment together with a apoplectic stroke caused his death.
     Eugene Ellsworth Mosher who had reached the age of 65 years 7 months and 25 days, was born in southwest Columbia township on November 17, 1865 to Sanford and Lucy Helms Mosher. He spent the greater portion of his life in this county.
     On October 3, 1886 he was united in marriage to Catherine Eber. Surviving are a son, Heber F. Mosher of Commerce , Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. A.H. Ross of Mishawaka and Mrs. E.H. Roberts of Columbia City; a brother, Chauncey Mosher of Columbia township; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Burd, at whose home he died, and Mrs. Phoebe Wagner of Garrett; also three grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the DeMoney Funeral Home, the Rev. R.C. Plank of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Burial will be made in the Oak Grove M.E. cemetery. Those who wish to view the body may do so after 7 o’clock Thursday evening at the DeMoney funeral home.


Mosher, Forrest R.
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Friday June 2, 1939

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     The body of Forrest R. Mosher, 51-year-old Columbia township bachelor who died at 12:45 o’clock this morning at the U.S. Veteran’s hospital, Dayton, Ohio, was brought today to the DeMoney Funeral Home. He entered the hospital near Dayton two weeks ago to receive treatment for a blood disease.
     Mr. Mosher was born in Columbia township west of Columbia City on March 31, 1888, to the late Chauncey and Leah Schaper Mosher. For ten years he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad company. In 1908 he went to the Pacific northwest and it was there that he enlisted during the World War. A corporal stationed at Fort Lewis near Tacoma, Wash., he was a colonel’s orderly attached to headquarters company, First Infantry, 13th Division.
     He is survived by two brothers, Harmon Mosher, Columbia township, and Homer Mosher, Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Ola A. Harris and Mrs. Lowell Heil, both of Columbia township. Preceding him in death was a brother, John Mosher. Mr. Mosher and the Heils reside upon the Mosher homestead west of Columbia City.
     Friends will be received after noon Saturday at the DeMoney Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday by Dr. Charles J. Roberts, pastor of the United Brethren church. Burial will be made in South Park cemetery, the Ray P. Harrison post of the American Legion to accord military burial honors.
     Mr. Mosher was a member of the American Legion, for many years held membership in the I.O.O.F. at Seattle, Wash., and attended the West Columbia Evangelical church.


Mosher, Harmon
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday October 23, 1954

     Harmon Mosher, well known Columbia township farmer, died this morning at 7:30 at his home. Mr. Mosher had been ill since 1931 of a chronic heart ailment which had forced his partial retirement.
     His death occurred on the farm three miles west on the Old Yellowstone Trail where he had resided all of his life with the exception of 1906-1907 when he resided at Mulvane, Kansas where he owned and operated a feed mill. It was then that he lost a leg in a mill accident.
     Mr. Mosher was born February 12, 1885 to Chauncey and Leah Schaper Mosher, both natives of Columbia township. He was married April 26, 1908 in North Webster to Miss Clara Maude Heil, at the home of his wife’s parents, Rev. and Mrs. Daniel Heil, by her father.
     Surviving are his wife; a son, Bonnell Mosher who resides next door to the Mosher home; two grandsons, Verlin and Stanley Mosher; a sister, Mrs. Lowell Heil, who lives across the road from the Mosher home. Mr. Mosher was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
     He was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church, Columbia City. The body was taken to the J. A. DeMoney and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Sunday.
     Memorial services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the funeral home. The Rev. W. Lynn Henry, pastor of the EUB church will officiate in the services. Burial will be in South Park Cemetery.


Mosher, Hiram L.
Columbia City Commercial Mail - Whitley County, Indiana
Friday December 13, 1912

     Hiram L. Mosher, rural mail carrier of route No. 3 from the Columbia City postoffice, and a former school teacher for many years, who had been seriously ill for the past two weeks from heart trouble and a complication of diseases, answered the call of his maker Thursday evening at 9:25 at his home at 329 North Elm street. During the week his condition was serious, he being in a semiconscious state most of the time and his demise was not unexpected.
     Hiram L. Mosher was one of the best known residents of Columbia township, he having been a son of the late Sanford T. and Lucy (Helms) Mosher, who located in this county in 1840. Mr. Mosher was born southwest of this city on June 1, 1855, being 57 years, 6 months and 4 days of age.
     He received a common school education and at the age of seventeen years he began teaching. For twenty-eight years he was employed continuously as a teacher in Whitley county, and was regarded as being one of the most successful teachers of the country.
     When the present rural route mail system was established in this county, March 1, 1904, Mr. Mosher was appointed as carrier of route No. 3, holding the position until the time of this death, but was absent from duty much of the time during the past year on account of sickness. He was a sturdy and ambitious man always being much interested in his work. The deceased was a republican in political faith. He was a believer in christianity. He had been for several years a member of the Modern Woodman lodge carrying a $1,000 policy. For the past eight years he has resided in this city.
     On June 3, 1875, Hiram L. Mosher was married to Sarah A. Shook, his surviving widow, who is a sister of George V. Shook of Larwill. To this union six children were born, five surviving, namely, Henry S. and Hugh, of Nowata, Oklahoma, Walter, Delmar V., and Arthur of this city, the two latter being postal clerks on the Pennsylvania. Four brothers, Eugene E., of this city; William J., Lyman C., and Charles S., of Columbia township, also three sisters, Mrs. Edward Burd and Mrs. Christian Hawn, both of Columbia township, and Mrs. Lewis Trish, of Garrett, are surviving relatives.


Mosher, Hugh Madison
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Tuesday August 9, 1977

     Hugh Madison Mosher, 90, formerly of Columbia township, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor. Born December 1, 1886, in Columbia township, he was a son of Hiram Lewis and Sarah Ann Shook Mosher.
     On December 24, 1906, he was married in Traverse City, Michigan, to Mabel E. Eisaman. Mrs. Mosher preceded him in death on June 27, 1950, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. From 1909 to 1910, Mr. Mosher resided at Montpelier and in 1910 he went west to the oil fields until 1951. He spent his first retirement years with his brother Delmer in Minnesota and from 1959-1971 he lived with his niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Gale Harris.
     Mr. Mosher was engaged in oil drilling and was a production superintendent for the Eureka Company in Oklahoma City. He attended the United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are nieces, Mrs. Gale (Vivian) Harris and Mrs. Henry (Joy) Schrader, both of Columbia City, and Mrs. Paul (Anna) Schrader and Mrs. Glenn (Gayle) Stayer, both of Forth Wayne. Also surviving are two other nieces, Mrs. Jean Benson of Wilmington, Delaware and Mrs. Olive Vermehren of Grants, New Mexico. A nephew, Delmer Mosher of Nowata, Oklahoma , also survives. Mr. Mosher was preceded in death by five brothers, Simon, Henry, Delmer, Walter and Arthur.
     Friends may call at the J. A. DeMoney and Son Funeral Home from 7-9 today. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Norris King officiating. Following the services here, the body will be sent to Oklahoma City for graveside services and interment. The family has requested memorials to the Whitley County Cancer Society.


Mosher, Irvin L. "Bill"
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Monday March 12, 1945

     Irvin L. (Bill) Mosher, past 63 years old, a retired painting contractor, was found dead at his home four miles southwest of Columbia City in Columbia township Sunday morning.
     Mr. Mosher was last seen alive at 10 p.m. Saturday when he was returned to his home from Columbia City by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gebert, neighbors. At that time he seemed to be in his usual condition of health.
     Sunday morning, Cecil Truman of Columbia City, went to the Mosher home to look over the farm which he was planning to purchase. As he approached the house Mr. Truman said he saw the kerosene lamp burning in the dining room and when he was unable to get an answer to his knock at the door became alarmed. Mr. Truman drove to the Keith Hawn residence nearby and asked Mr. Hawn to go to the Mosher home with him.
     The two men entered the house about 10 o’clock Sunday morning and found Mr. Mosher dead on the daybed in the living room. From his appearance the men concluded that Mr. Mosher had become seriously ill soon after entering his home Saturday evening.
     Dr. E. A. Hershey, Whitley county coroner, conducted an inquest at the J. A. DeMoney Funeral Home Sunday afternoon and determined the cause of death to be coronary occlusion and arterio sclerosis. Mr. Mosher had been in declining health for the past four years and his condition had been more serious the last two years. Death was believed to have taken place about 1 a.m. Sunday.
     He was born in Columbia township on February 9, 1882 and was a son of William J. and Emma J. Haas Mosher. He never married and lived all his life in Columbia township except for two years in Cuba, N.Y. Surviving relatives include Chester A. Mosher, Warsaw, Rollo E. Mosher, Pierceton, brothers, and a sister, Mrs. M. Cliffton Smith of Thorncreek township.
     The body was taken to the DeMoney Funeral Home where friends may call until the hour of the funeral which will be at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Donald E. Bailey, pastor of Trinity Methodist church, will conduct the services and interment will be in the South Park cemetery.


Mosher, Lucetta Sterner
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Friday, October 29, 1937

     Mrs. Lucetta Mosher, 78, widow of Charles Mosher, died in the Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, at 2:45 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Complications resulting from injuries she received in a fall last Friday at the Christ Judd farm in Thorncreek township resulted in her death.
     Mrs. Mosher, housekeeper for Mr. Judd for several years, fell at the Judd farm on the Big Lake road, fracturing the left thigh bone near the hip. Following the accident she was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Stewart, in Elkhart. Later the same day she was removed to the Elkhart General hospital. Pneumonia followed the injury, causing her death yesterday.
     Mrs. Mosher was a native of Whitley county, born Feb. 13, 1859 to William and Catherine Sterner. She was married Oct. 23, 1881 to Charles Mosher. He died on March 28, 1923.
     Surviving besides the daughter, Mrs. Stewart, is one grandson, Gerald Mosher, who resides with his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Albert Blew on Collins street. Also surviving are a brother and sister, Jeremiah Sterner, Whitley county, and Mrs. Sarah Warner, Central Point, Oregon.
     Tragedy entered Mrs. Mosher's family on Dec. 26, 1927 when her son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Zelda Mosher, were slain in their home at Fisher corners, six miles north of Columbia City on state road 109 by William Newman Harper, of North Manchester. Harper then committed suicide.
     Mrs. Mosher's body was brought yesterday to the DeMoney Funeral Home where friends of the family will be received until the time of the funeral.
     Rev. Marion Shroyer, pastor of the Church of God, will conduct the funeral services at the funeral home at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in South Park cemetery. During her long residence in Whitley county Mrs. Mosher had attended the Big Lake Chapel Church of God.


Mosher, Lyman Chauncey
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday December 12, 1934

     Lyman Chauncey Mosher, past 82 years old, died at noon today after an illness of just a week. Three weeks ago Mr. Mosher complained of a pain in the top of his head, but it soon passed and he did not mention it again. Last Monday he helped his son Harmon in butchering all day and seemed in his usual health. He returned home and at 5:30 p.m. suffered a stroke of apoplexy and did not regain consciousness.
     He was born on Sept 19, 1852 to Sanford T. and Lucy Helms Mosher at the old Mosher homestead in southwest Columbia township, where he grew to manhood. On January 25, 1877 he was united in marriage to Leah Schaper, who preceded him in death on April 7, 1931. Mr. Mosher had reached the advanced age of 82 years 2 months and 23 days. His death occurred on the farm, located on the south Larwill road in west Columbia township, where he had resided since 1881.
     The decedent was the oldest of a family of ten children, three brothers and four sisters preceding him in death. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Rosanna D. Burd of Smith township, and Mrs. Pearl Wagner of Garrett and the following named children: Mrs. Ola Harris, Harmon S., Forrest R., of Columbia township; Homer W. of Huntington; and Mrs. Lowell Heil, who resides on the old home place. A son, John W. Mosher, is dead.
     Mr. Mosher was a member for many years of the Evangelical church just west of Columbia City. When it was discontinued he united with the West Point Evangelical church and has been quite active in church work. He was an industrious farmer and had many friends who will regret to learn of his death.
     Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the United Brethren church in Columbia City. Burial will be in South Park cemetery.


Mosher, Mrs. Millard
Transcribed and contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
January 5, 1945 Page 6

     The death of Mrs. Millard Mosher of Richland township, 52, occurred last night at 10:30 o’clock, a few hours after her admittance to the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne. She had been ill for the past three or four days. Mrs. Mosher was born at Coesse to Mr. and Mrs. George Gray, February 11, 1892, and for the past 32 years had been a resident of Richland township. Her marriage to Mr. Mosher occurred Sept 7, 1907. Surviving besides the husband are six children, Cletus Mosher of Chicago; Mrs. Stanley Jones, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Kenneth Dunn, Muncie; M-Sgt Philip Mosher stationed in Germany, Dean and Wanda at home; a sister Mrs. Reese Pritchard, South Whitley and six grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Miller Funeral Home at South Whitley after 7 c’clock tonight. Funeral services will be held at the mortuary at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. Interment will be made in the South Whitley cemetery.


Mosher, Orin
Nellie Raber's Digest of Obituaries
Abstract from Columbia City Post November 9, 1904

     Orin Mosher was born in Otsego Co., N.Y. on 10 Nov 1825; died of a stroke at Cygne, Ohio at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Brickle whom he was visiting. His age was 78 years, 11 months and 27 days. In 1840 he came to Whitley Co., Ind. with his parents who settled on a place west of Columbia City now known as the Grawcock farm. His first wife was Eliza Jane Pierce. They were married on 17 Apr 1847 and had 4 children. Of these only Benona is living. She died in 1850. In 1855 he married Lucinda Smith and she had 10 children. Seven of these are living: Mrs. Mary Brown, Mrs. Dan Ditton, Mrs. Martha Ihrig and James T. Mosher all of Whitley Co., Ind.; Mrs. James Brickel and Peter Mosher of Cygnet, Ohio and Rutherford B. of Grand Rapids, Mich.
     He was a large man of great strength. He chopped down the timber standing where Van Buren, Main and Chauncey Streets were made in Columbia City; also helped clear away the forest where the town stands. He was a carpenter and erected many barns and frame houses in the County. He was a speaker of ability, a debater and a fine conversationalist. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. L.A. Luckenbill in the Church of God. He died on 7 Nov. 1904.


Mosher, Sanford T.
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday November 14, 1908

     Sanford Mosher Died Thursday. Aged Columbia Township Pioneer Passed Away at the Home on Elm Street, After a Brief Illness.
     The many friends of aged Sanford T. Mosher, of North Elm Street, one of the earliest pioneers of Whitley county, residing here for sixty-eight years, were shocked to learn of his sudden death, which occurred about 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, after a very brief illness.
     The aged man had celebrated his eighty-first birthday anniversary last Thursday and was feeling exceedingly well for one of his years. In fact, he was feeling so well Wednesday that he went with Judge Adair and Ben Mosher to the Tri-Lake resort to assist in setting out some shade trees. While at work he was suddenly attacked with kidney trouble and he suffered such intense pain that Dr. Alice B. Williamson was called to attend him. She remained with him until evening, when he seemed to feel some easier. However, during the night the pain became so great that the physician was recalled and his son, H. L. Mosher, also went to assist in caring for him. It became necessary to administer opiates to deaden the racking pains, which were rapidly using up his strength. It was deemed best to take him home and the Whitey & Luckenbill conveyance was sent to the lake early Thursday morning. He was taken to his own home in the city, but nothing could be done for his relief and death resulted at the hour of 2 p.m. It is believed that he got chilled through on his way to the lake and that the trouble was brought about in that way. It is the opinion of the attending physician that the kidney trouble was followed by a stroke of paralysis, as the patient was unconscious from the hour of 4 o'clock on to the end.
     The deceased was born in Cayuga county, New York, November 5, 1827, and when a small boy came with his parents to this county. They arrived here in the month of October, 1840, and settled in the northwest corner of this township, then a vast wilderness. Later on the family changed locations to a point west of the city, where he resided until he moved to this city several years ago. In the early days when the forest abounded with all kinds of game he became an expert shot with the rifle. He killed many deer and other kinds of wild game. He was also very fond of hunting bee trees and even at his advanced age was able to trace the little insects to their homes in the trees or elsewhere.
     He was united in marriage to Lucy A. Helms, November 13, 1847, and to them five sons and four daughters were born. The sons are L. C., H. L., Chas. B., W. J. and Eugene; the daughters, Arelia Hawn, Mary A. Shoup, who died November 12, 1901; Alzada, who died at the age of about 6 years, July 7, 1865; Rozana Burd and Phoebe Trisch, of Garrett. His wife died March 12, 1902.
     The deceased had been subject to kidney and bladder trouble for a number of years, but heretofore was able to get relief. He lived with his son, H. L. Mosher, on North Elm street, and when the latter saw him Wednesday morning before going out on his mail route he was feeling exceedingly well, and for that reason his sudden death is a great shock to the sons and daughters.
     Mr. Mosher was a thoroughly honorable man and his word was always good. The sturdy honesty of the pioneer was thoroughly implanted in his mind and he aimed to live up to the golden rule. In his passing one of the familiar forms of the early life of this county is removed and he will be missed by many friends and acquaintances, as well as by the members of his own immediate family.


Mosher, William Jacob
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Tuesday Dec 9, 1930

     William J. Mosher, 68, died suddenly about 3:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from a heard attack while working upon his farm in West Columbia township. His body was found by a neighbor, Vern Hawn, who was plowing in an adjoining field.
     Mr. Mosher had been suffering from hay fever and asthma for a number of years. On Thanksgiving Day, he was seized with a heart attack. However, he rapidly improved and this week was doing his customary work about his farm.
     At 2 p.m. Tuesday he was seen by Vern Hawn who was plowing in a nearby field. Mr. Mosher started to his barn with a bucket to feed his chickens. About 3:30 o’clock when Mr. Hawn came near to where Mr. Mosher had been, he found his body. Dr. O.F. Lehmber, county coroner, was notified and after examination of the body rendered the verdict that death was due to myocarditis.
     William Jacob Mosher was born on November 27, 1862 on a farm in West Columbia township to Sanford T. Mosher and Lucinda Helms Mosher. At the time of his death he was 68 years and 11 days old. On November 10, 1881 he was married to Emma Haas.
     Surviving are three sons, Ervin L. Mosher, at home; Chester A. Mosher of Warsaw, and Rollo E. Mosher of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Cliff Smith of Thorncreek township; seven grand-children; two brothers, L.C. Mosher of West Columbia township and Eugene Mosher of Smith township; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Wagoner of Garrett, and Mrs. Ed Burd of Smith township. He was a member of a family of ten children. Mr. Mosher was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.
     The decedent was a life long resident of Columbia township. His reputation for hard work and honesty is well known throughout the county.
     The body has been removed to the DeMoney funeral home here where friends may call after 7 o’clock tonight until the hour of the funeral. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Rev. R.C. Plank of the M.E. church officiating. Burial will be made in South Park cemetery.

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