Argus, Jan. 25, 1899

Francis M. Padgett died at his home in the north part of the city (Robinson) yesterday morning, Jan. 24, 1899, at 6 o'clock after a short illness of pneumonia. He was born in Owen county, Ind., Feb. 10, 1834, and was therefore nearing his 65th birthday. He was twice married; his first wife was Nancy Bledsew, whom he married in 1856. She died in 1881. Nine children were born to them, four of whom survive, viz: Mrs. Margaret Smith, Lafayette Padgett, Mrs. Lizzie Hondrich and Sherman Padgett, all of whom reside in this county except the latter, who resides in Bloomington, Ind. His second wife was Jane McColpin, whom he married in 1888 and who died in 1890. Mr. Padgett was a member of Co. F of the 5th Ill. Cavalry during the rebellion. Interment will occur in the Prior graveyard in Martin township tomorrow.

Posted by Marsha Pearson


Argus, June 17, 1940

Funeral services for Lafe Padgett, well known local resident who died Saturday after a long illness, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the United Brethren church, with the pastor, D. G. M. Myers, in charge. Until the time of the services the body will remain at the Root Funeral Home where friends may call. Mr. Padgett died Saturday after a long illness. He was 79 years of age and had lived practically all of his life in this city. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emerine Padgett, seven children, Charles B. Padgett of Jacksonville, Ora Padgett of Hartshorn, Okla., Mrs. Elizabeth Ward of Tulsa Okla., Mrs. Aleen Dunn of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Belle Turner of Grenola, Kans., Mrs. Nancy Fredenberger of Marshall, Mrs. Bess Heron of Terre Haute, Mrs. Mary Brown of Terre Haute, twenty-two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary M. Smith of Robinson and a brother, Sherman Padgett of Colona, Ill.

Posted by Marsha Pearson

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