Source: Dale Reporter April 20 1888


Died, Saturday morning, April 14th,1888 of abscess of the brain, at the home of his parents, Mr & Mrs James Musgrave, Thomas A Musgrave, after an illness of two weeks.
The subject of this notice was born October 8,1849 and was therefore at the time of his death age 38 years, 6 months,and 11 days , deceased was born and raised in the vicinity of Dale and his whole life was spent here where he had many, very many, close friends. But death comes and he is no more. We can hardly realize the fact that one who was yet in the prime of his life and was but a few days ago mingling with us in apparently good health, lies at this moment beyond the reach of friends and associates who would so gladly have sacrificed to releive him of his sufferings and kept him with us.
The funeral of the desceased took place Sunday afternoon, April 15, and was conducted by the Odd Fellows, he being at the time of his death a member in good standing of the Selvin Lodge of that order.
The funeral sermon was preached at the C.P.Church at 2 p.m. by Rev. T.J.Bradley. After the sermon and the exercises of the order were concluded, the Sunday School, of which he had been a faithful member from childhood, rendered song service, when the remains were then conveyed to the cemetery, followed by the largest funeral prosession ever witnessed in Dale.
The prosession was made up as follows, First the C.P.Sunday School, Second, The Selvin and Gentryville Lodges I.O.O.F., third, relatives, friends and neighbors in carriages and wagons.

Source: Rockport Democrat 16 Feb 1906


Alvey Merry of Anderson,Ind., came to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, Harry Musgrave. Mr Merry will remain here a few days to assist the bereaved wife to arrange her late husbands affairs.
Died, February 11,1906, Harry Musgrave, aged thirty-five years. Funeral services were held at G.B.Church Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Rev W.D.Rosenburger assisted by Rev V.L.Priest of the M.E.Church officiating. After the religious services the local I.O.O.F. took charge and the remains were laid to rest in the Dale cemetery. Diabetes was the cause of his death and his illness was of very short duration lasting from Friday night until Sunday at 4:50 p.m. where the end came.He leaves a wife, four children and an aged mother, two sisters and one brother.

Source: The Weekly Reporter
Dale, Spencer County, Indiana
October 27,1911

Died at age of 98
Mrs. Amanda Musgrave, Spencer Co's
Oldest Lady, Dies in Dale

Mrs. Amanda Musgrave died at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Debbie Musgrave, at this place early Sunday morning, after an illness of but four days.
Aunt Amanda, as she was familiarly known by all, was a remarkable woman, having lived ninety-eight years, excepting one day. During her entire life she enjoyed almost perfect health, which has been attributed to the fact that she was a dietarition and followed the proper care of the body both physically and spiritually. She lived to see five generations of her family.
Amanda Leming was born in New Jersey October 23, 1813. She came to Lawrenceburg,Ind., at the age of eight years where she was later married to Mr.Enoch Musgrave, and in 1855 came to Dale with her husband, and has resided near or in Dale since that date. To this married union were born three sons, William, Thomas and Henry, and one daughter, Helen. The husband died about twenty-four years ago, and one child, only William, of Newalla, Okl., survives.
There is no language at our command by which we can befittingly portray the sincerety of this kind old lady's character. She was a christion in fact; and in the experience of a lifetime, the writer hereof can safely say, he never met one who seemed to more nearly walk hand in hand with God. She entered the christian life at a very early age, and has been a faithful member of the Dale Presbyterian church for forty-five years.
Impressive funeral services were conducted by Rev. Rankin at the Presbyterian Church Monday mourning, after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the silent city of the dead.

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