|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1871|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1964|
Franklin Evening Star
Dies Sunday Night;
Rites Are Announced
The widow of one of the first employes of The Franklin Evening Star. Mrs. Estella Batchelor, widow of the late James E. Batchelor, died Sunday in the Welcome Nursing Home.
On Aug. 23, she fell sustaining a broken hip and was hospitalized until Jan. 1, when she was admitted to the nursing Home.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Vandivier Funeral Home, 951 North Main street, at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Burial will be made in Greenlawn cemetery.
Calling Hours Set.
Friends may call at the funeral home any time after noon Tuesday and until time for the services, which they are invited to attend.
Mrs. Batchelor was born in Johnson county on Sept. 3, 1871, and her parents were the late James and Minerva Waggeoer Newton. She attended the Franklin schools.
She became the bride of Mr. Batchelor on Sept. 3. 1890 in Johnson county and they spent part of their married life in New Mexico and California.
For a number of years she and her husband owned and operated a newspaper in Edipa, Mo. Her husband was a printer and they spent their married life in newspaper work.
Mrs. Batchelor was a member of the Baptist church.
Those who survive are two sisters. Mrs Edna Williams of Franklin; Mrs. Gertrude Robinson of Indianapolis; a niece. Mrs. Mildred Burgess, of Franklin: and two nephews. Ralph Robinson, of Indianapolis: and Earl Robinson, of Columbus.
Mr. Batchelor died Sept. 13, 1940
Mrs Batchelor's childhood home was where Hill view Country Club is now.
James M Newton (1846 - 1878)
Minerva Waggeoer Newton (1850 - 1927)
Created by: Robert Lee
Record added: Feb 08, 2011
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