|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1928|
Published in the Rochester(IN) News-Sentinel, Thursday, December 20, 1928
The lifeless body of Miss Mary D. ALSPACH, aged 78, who lived with her invalid sister, Elizabeth [ALSPACH], on a little farm two miles east of Athens near Lake Sixteen, was found in her bed this morning after they were forced to break into the house. Coroner Herbert Zimmerman was called who pronounced death was due to heart trouble. The discovery of the body came after Mrs. John BECKETT, a neighbor, became uneasy at 10 o'clock this morning when she did not see Miss Alspach at any time during the morning performing her usual farm chores. Mrs. Beckett went to the Alspach home and when she received no response from her knocks or calls retraced her steps to her home where she called her brother, J. E. CHANEY. Mrs. Beckett and Mr. Chaney returned to the Alspach home where they were able to arouse Miss Elizabeth Alspach who slept in a downstairs bedroom who told them that she believed something was wrong with her sister and that they had better force the door to the dwelling. This the brother and sister did. Miss Mary Alspach was found in her bed by Mrs. Beckett. There was little evidence of struggle so it is presumed that the aged maid passed away while she slept. The deceased had been a sufferer with heart trouble for the past two years but yesterday seemed to be in better spirits and condition than for some time.
Miss Mary Alspach was born in Henry Co. She has lived in this county for the past 52 years all of which time was spent on a farm near Athens. Her sister, Elizabeth, fell two years ago while on a business trip to this city breaking her hip since which time she has been bedfast. Survivors are two sisters, Elizabeth [ALSPACH] and Mrs. Arminta BIGGS of this city. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Fulton County Indiana Obituaries – 1928 by Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh
Samuel Alspaugh (1811 - 1879)
Mary Cook Alspaugh (1814 - 1868)
Jacob M. Alspaugh (1838 - 1914)*
Julian Ann Alspaugh Moore (1840 - 1924)*
John W. Alspaugh (1841 - 1906)*
Elizabeth Alspaugh (1845 - 1929)*
James Knob Alspaugh (1846 - 1900)*
Mary D. Alspaugh (1852 - 1928)
Arminta Alspaugh Biggs (1852 - 1934)*
Eliza Ellen Alspach Miller (1860 - 1927)*
Mount Hope Athens Cemetery
Plot: South Section, Row 11
Created by: Cecil Nickell
Record added: Aug 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40173717
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