Sumner Press Obits 1880s to 1930s
Amy Burd Carey was born May 15, 1876 in Sumner and spent her childhood days there and in Olney where she attended the public schools. She graduated from the Sumner high school in 1894. After her graduation she taught a term of school and then accepted a position in the general merchandise store up I M Bunn. She resigned April 22, 1898, and entered the Wichita training school for nurses from where she graduated in June, 1900. After her graduation she engaged in private nursing in Wichita for a year and then took charge of the training school for nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Here her health failed and she went to Phoenix, Arizona but not satisfied to rest in idleness she served as surgical nurse in the St. Joseph Hospital before the state of her health forced her to return home in 1906. She died Tuesday morning at 9:50 with the funeral services being held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment in the Sumner cemetery. Obit published May 9, 1907
John C Carey was born in the city of Detroit Michigan May 6, 1842 and came to Illinois when quite a young man to locate at Claremont and become the employee of Jacob May in the mercantile business. At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in the first Illinois cavalry and after long and hard service was discharged at Little Rock Arkansas. He then came to Sumner in 1866 and resumed his position with Jacob May and was with the firm continuously while they were in business. On November 6, 1870, Mr. Carey married Miss Jane Tripp of Olney, and to this marriage was born four daughters, Kate, Elizabeth, Amy and Jane. Mrs. Kerry died September 17, 1884. September 6, 1887 he married Miss Margaret Donebay of Sumner who with their daughter Inez and his daughters, Mrs. FS Westall of Sumner and Mrs. RD Dale, Jr. of Terre Haute survived him. He last worked at A L Redman’s establishment and only resigned when he no longer was able to go to his job. His death occurred Tuesday evening at 5:45 with the funeral taking place at the family residence Thursday, September 29 at 2 PM. Obit published September 29, 1910
Jacob Carmony was born in Miami County Ohio May 22, 1851, and died in Lawrence County May 14, 1910, age 59 years and eight days. He married Mary Umfleet May 27, 1875 and to this union two sons were born, both dying in infancy. He leaves a wife, three sisters and one brother to mourn the loss. The funeral services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon and interment was made in the Brian cemetery.
Mary McEvilly Carney was born in Ireland December 16, 1829 and immigrated to this country and settled in Ohio, where she was married to William Carney. They afterwards moved to Illinois and spent the remainder of their lives on their farm southwest of Sumner. Nine children were born to this couple, three of whom have passed away leaving four daughters: Mrs. R A Laws, of Sumner; Mrs. William Morris of Cincinnati; Mrs. JE Martin of Olney and Mrs. Mary Calhan of Cambridge, Ohio; two sons, M J and P H Carney both at home. The funeral services were held Wednesday at the Catholic Church in Olney with interment being made in the Catholic cemetery in that place. Obit was published September 10, 1908
Peter J Carr, former Sheriff of Lawrence County passed away at his home in Lawrenceville Friday morning, after a brief illness of pneumonia. Two sons of the deceased, Russell and Frank Carr, members of the aviation service, are now ‘somewhere in France’ having crossed over several months ago. Besides serving as Sheriff, Mr. Carr served two terms as deputy sheriff, and for a long time was City Marshall of Lawrenceville. He was engaged in the furniture business for a time and at the time of his last illness was employed by the Lawrenceville Auto Company. Obit published April 25, 1918