Attack Fatal To Women 88: Owen Native

Vets Widow Stricken During Morning

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Submitted by William Fulk Sr

Freedom, December 8th, Mrs. Eliza Courim, 88, Owen County Native, died at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. F. Needy in Freedom Following an attack of paralysis. Mrs. Courim suffered the attack at 7 o'clock in the morning. The daughter of Isaac and Rachel Groves Wilson, she married James Courim, who was a member of the 75th Ohio infantry during the Civil War. Her husband died about 25 years age. She was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include one son, Louis Courim of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. John Scott of Martinsville, and Mrs. C. F. Needy of Freedom; three sisters Mrs. Willard carpenter of Adel, Mrs. George White of Freedom, and Mrs. Mollie Kiphart of Spencer; 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. In addition, two foster sons; Noah Courim, of Freedom, whom the couple took into their home when he was three years old, and Fred Wertz, of Bicknell, who was taken in at the age of six months, survive. A son John William, preceded her in death, having succumbed during infancy. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Christian Church here, Burial will be in Hicks cemetery.


Indianapolis Star August 16, 1947

Funeral services for I. [Isaac] Louis Courim, 79 years old, who died yesterday at his home, 4923 Evanston Avenue, will be held at the Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be at Washington Park Cemetery. Originally from Ohio, Mr. Courim had been a resident of Indianapolis 40 years. He was a member of the University Park Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge at Freedom, Ind. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Ora [Kerr] Courim; two daughters [Ferne] Mrs. Don Phillippe and [Eulela] Mrs. Harold Davis, both of Indianapolis; four sons, John B. Courim, Indianapolis, James K. and Charles L. Courim, Chicago, and Guy B. Courim , Muskegon, Mich.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Posted by Paul L. Kinder


A Prominent Citizen of Freedom Passes Away

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Submitted by William Fulk Sr

James H. Courim a highly respected citizen and business man of Freedom, who has been a sufferer from the ravages of cancer for the past two years, was buried in the Hicks Cemetery last Friday. His remains were followed to their bivouac by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. The funeral was preached by Rev. Thomas J. Owens, of Spencer, when the following brief sketch of his life was read: James H. Courim was born at Mount Ephraim, Noble County, Ohio, October 9th, 1841, and died at Freedom, Indiana, March 1st, 1911, at the age of 69 years 4 months and 22 days. He was united in marriage to Eliza Wilson Febuary 3dr, 1867, to which union was born four children, Louis, John, Belle, and Rachael, all of which survive him except John, who preceded his father in death. He also raised two nephews who received the fatherly affections as did his own children. He united with the Christina Church at Wolf Creek, Green(e) County, Indiana, about thirty-five years of age, since which time he has lived a faithful Member. He Enlisted from Athens County, Ohio, on the 10th day of December, 1961, and was mustered into service at Trimble, Ohio, as a private of Company B, 75th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry under Capt. H. W. Desher and Col. N. C. McLean. He participated in the following engagements; Montery, Shawn Ridge, McDowell, Franklin, Strasburg, Cross Keys, Ceder Mountians, Freeman's Ford, Waterloo Bridge, Sulpher Springs, 2nd Bull Run, Aldie, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Hagerstown, Fort Wagoner, John's Island, Champ Baldwin, Gainesville, and Chalrestown,. He was detailed June 1863 as Tesmster, afterward promoted to wagon master, and recived his honorable discharge August 13th, 1863, at Columbus, Ohio, at close of war, having served in all three years eight months and three days. He was a member of the G.A.R., L. and A.M., I.O.O.F., K. of P. and I.O.R.M. orders of Freedom and was in good standing at time of death. He was a loving husband, a kind and affectionate father and a highly respected citizen whose name will long be cherished by those who knew him as "Uncle Jim."

Mrs. Ora Courim Dies;

Last Rites On Monday

Indianapolis Star April 10, 1954

Mrs. Ora [Kerr] Courim, 82 years old, 4923 Evanston Avenue, died yesterday in her home. Born in Owen County near Vandalia, Ind., she had lived at Indianapolis 41 years. Mrs. Courim was a member of the University Park Christian Church and the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital Guild. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Flanner & Buchanan Fall Creek Mortuary. Burial will be in the Washington Park Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, [Ferne] Mrs. Don Phillippe and Mrs. Eulela Davis, both of Indianapolis; four sons, James K. and Charles L. Courim both of Chicago, Guy B. Courim of Muskegon, Mich. and John B. Courim of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Posted by Paul L. Kinder

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