Frankfort Morning Times -- Saturday, December 2, 1950
Rites Set Sunday for Jess Lawler, Victim of Attack
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Williams funeral home in Colfax for Jess Lawler, heart attack victim who died near Colfax Thursday afternoon.
A native of Jamestown, IN, Mr. Lawler was born January 28, 1882, son of Cornelius and Caroline Lawler. In 1905 he married Bessie Bowen who survives. He was member of the 100F at Colfax and the Methodist church there.
Mr. Lawler was an employee of the NYC railroad for 33 years and lived in Colfax since 1914.
Other survivors include two sons, Vern, Frankfort, Route 3 and Leroy of Frankfort; four daughters, Mrs. Caroline Stemich of Indianapolis, Mrs. Edith Suter of Colfax, Mrs. Lillian McIntyre of Stockwell and Ermadene at home; a sister Mrs. Warren Dickson of Jamestown; four brothers Arthur of Jamestown, Henry of Oklahoma, Will of Roachdale and Claude of Lebanon. There are six grandchildren.
Officiating at the services will be the Revs. C. C. Cole, Cecil Goff and Wallace with interment in Plainview cemetery.
Frankfort Morning Times -- December 1, 1950
Heart Attack is Fatal for Worker
Jess Lawler, Colfax, was found dead in a hog lot yesterday afternoon at the farm of Francis Waggoner, a mile and a half north of Colfax where he had been shoveling manure. According to a report from Deputy coroner Dr. Francis Carrel, he had died of a heart attack.
Deputy Sheriff Ralph Stinson was called to the scene when it was learned that there was some doubt as to the cause of Mr. Lawlers death. Stinson told the Times Mr. Lawler had been badly mangled about the face and throat by hogs feeding in the lot. However, they had it ascertained attack the body after death.
Dr. Carrel reported that Mr. Lawler had been ill health form some time prior to his death but had continued to work. He is survived by the widow and children. complete details of the arrangements for Mr. Lawler's funeral services will be published in Saturday's Times.
We wish to acknowledge with deep appreciation the kindness, sympathy, and also the many floral tributes extended by our friends and neighbors at the passing of our husband and father, Jesse Lawler. Also Bro's Cole, Wallace and Goff for their comforting words. The I.O.O.F. Lodge, Rebekah Lodge, The American Legion and the Methodist church and the Williams Funeral Home for their many kindnesses rendered us at this time. Wife, Children and Grandchildren. Jesse M. Lawler -- November 29, 1950 In remembrance.
In loving remembrance of our husband and father, Jess M. Lawler, who passed away November 30, 1950.