Saturday, November 28, 2009

Obituary: Luman Cooper LeMasters (1867-1933)

Source: The Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, February 13, 1933, page 1


Cooper LeMaster Expires Saturday Night at Home Near Salamonia

In failing health for four years and seriously ill the past four months, Cooper LeMaster, 65, died Saturday night at 8 o'clock at his farm home, one mile southeast of Salamonia.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Salamonia Methodist church in charge of Rev. Ewart Talley, pastor.  Burial in the Salamonia cemetery.  The body was returned to the home yesterday afternoon from the Williamson Shadow Lawn funeral home where it had been taken for burial preparation.

Mr. LeMaster was born May 27, 1867, in Madison township, the son of Walker and Mary K. (Chew) LeMaster, both deceased.  He was married November 13, 1866, to Barbara Isabelle Wehrly, who died February 7, 1930.  For years he was a rural mail carrier out of the Salamonia postoffice.

Twelve children survive, they being Clarence, Chesley, Gerald and Ord of Salamonia; Bertha, wife of Russell Hercules, of Richmond; Floyd of Portland; Stanley and Freda, wife of Orville LaFollette of Akron, Ohio; Dorothy, wife of Charles Hunt of Richmond; John of Oakville, Ind.; Mary Ollie and Elvin Cooper at home.

The following brothers and sisters survive: Arthur of Portland, Mrs. Elsie Atkinson of Sidney, Ohio, Maude, wife of Senator Phillips of David City, Neb.; Edith, wife of Henry Meinholtz of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Beulah, wife of Lin Rockwell of Ft. Recovery; Dr. Ord O. and Dr. Vern LeMaster of Sidney, Ohio.  There are 29 grandchildren.  One sister and two brothers are deceased.

Comment: Luman was my paternal great-grandfather.  The surname is spelled interchangeably as LeMasters or LeMaster in the records.

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