Whitley County Obituaries

Mullendore, Edith A. Myers
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
October 23, 1984

     Edith A. Mullendore, 100, a Columbia City native, died Saturday, Oct. 20, at Toulon, Ill., Health Center. She had formerly lived in Fort Wayne.
     Mrs. Mullendore lived most of her life in Fort Wayne. Her husband Harvey died in 1958. Surviving are a son James, of Peoria, Ill., and four grandchildren. A graveside service was conducted today at 4 p.m. at Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials are to First Federated Presbyterian Church, Peoria.

Mullendore, Elizabeth Baker
GSWC Pioneer Families of Whitley County (024-PF)
Source: Columbia City Post – Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday July 15, 1903

     Mrs. Joseph Mullendore, aged 59 years, 5 months and 1 day, died at her home in Columbia township, Sunday at 7 a.m., from chronic stomach trouble. The deceased had been afflicted with this disease for several years, which finally brought about her death.
     Mrs. Elizabeth Mullendore was a native of Whitley county, and was the daughter of Jones Baker and wife, deceased. She was united in marriage to Joseph Mullendore, who survives her, in 1863. To this union were born eleven children, eight of whom are still living, three girls and five boys.
     The funeral occurs Wednesday morning from the Eberhard church, Rev. Leathers officiating.

Mullendore, Joseph
GSWC Pioneer Families of Whitley County (024-PF)
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday September 2, 1903

     Whitley county has sustained another great loss in the death of a well known and pioneer citizen – Joseph Mullendore. Two weeks ago Sunday the deceased suffered a paralytic stroke, rendering him unconscious for a few hours. Medical aid was summoned, but his advanced years were not in his favor, and he lingered until Sunday night about 12 o’clock, when the end came. For the last few years he has resided on his farm in this township, just south of the city.
     Joseph Mullendore was a native of Preble county, Ohio, where he was born August 1, 1834, making him 69 years and 29 days old at the time of his demise. Our subject was the tenth of a family of twelve children. He was reared upon a farm and remained with his parents in Ohio until 1854, when he came to Indiana and engaged in a saw-mill in Kosciusko county, where he was employed until 1858. His father having some unimproved land, located in Washington township, Whitley county, he settled upon his share of the property and began clearing and improving. His industrious habits and practical management secured for him a fine property, and at death he possessed nearly five hundred acres of valuable land. Mr. Mullendore has always advanced, as far as he was able, all measures of progress, and ranked as one of the leading and valued citizens. He was united in marriage in 1863, with Miss Elizabeth Baker, who was a native of Whitley county, and daughter of Jones Baker, deceased.
     Mrs. Mullendore’s death occurred just seven weeks ago Sunday. Her demise weighed very heavily upon his mind, and probably hastened his end. To their union were born eight children, viz: - Noah, Aaron, Irvin, Franklin, Harvey, Mesdames Dora Moyer, A.M. Obenchain and Emma Pence. The funeral occurs today at 10 o’clock from the Eberhard church, Rev. A. Leathers officiating. Interment at church cemetery.

Myers, Christina (Van Meter)
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
Died March 22, 1910

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     Due to the nervous shock subsequent to breaking her hip one week ago Monday, Mrs. Christina Myers passed away Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Weber, in this city.
     Christina Van Meter was born in Pendleton county, Ohio, April 25, 1824 and died in Columbia City March 22, 1910, aged 85 years, 10 months and 27 days. She came to this county with her parents, William and Mary Van Meter, in 1845 and settled in Smith township. On June 22, 1848 she was married to Levi Myers, a prominent farmer of Columbia township, who later retired and moved to this city to live. To this union there were born several children, three of whom survive. They are: Mrs. Mary Weber of this city; Mrs. John Boggs, Warsaw, and Charles Edward Myers, Denver, Colo. A step-son, Reuben Myers, of Des Moines, Ia., also survives. Mr. Myers died in 1882.

Myers, Cora O. (Jones)
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
Died October 26, 1896

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     Cora O. Jones was born in Columbia City, Ind. June 23rd 1858, died Oct. 26th, 1896, aged 37 years, 4 months and 3 days. She was united in marriage on the 25th day of February 1880 to Mr. Amos A. Myers to which union were born three children, Blanch, Edith and Nellie. The funeral services were held at her late home conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. M. Francis, who spoke from the text of her own choosing, 110th Psalm and 75th verse. The large congregation assembled on the occasion, the deep and tender interest manifested in the services, all evinced a high esteem as well as the affectionate regard in which the departed was held by the church and community while they showed at the same time the tender sympathy felt for the bereaved husband and children in the time of their great sorrow. Her earnest and anxious religious counsels to her children, her prayers and instruction of them in prayer and the way of christian life, are memories which will abide sweetly sacred and divinely potent in her family.
     - J.M. Francis



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