obit for deborah blackburn
DEB0RA HENDERSON. AGE 106, DIES AT TERRE HAUTE Barn la ladlnnnnalln. 1,1ml Many Yearn In Soath Record of Birth Deatrayea In Fire. Spexrlal to The ladishapolis. Newel TERRE HAUTE, Ind.. July 9. Debora Henderson, age 106, believed to be the oldest woman In, the state, died at the home of her granddaughter. Mrs. John Hess, eight miles east of Terre Haute, Wednesday evening. Although there are no birth records to verify Mrs. Henderson's age, her granddaughter and descendants sAy there is a record of the birth of a daughter fifty - aix years ago, when Mrs. Henderson was fifty years old. Four generations of her descendants are living. Her oldest' daughter now living. Mrs. Catherine Ar - buckle, of Athens. Tex., is more than aeventy - flve years old. There were several older children. Besides the daughter, Mrs. Ar - buckle. of Texas, another daughter. Ella Neal, of South Dakota, survives. Grandchildren are: Mrs. John Hess and Mrs. Rote Seabart, of Terre Haute: Mrs. Mollle Eaton, of Paris, 111 Mrs. Jennie Dunn, of Wichita Falls. Tex.; Mrs. Stella Lyle. of Dallas, Tex., and James Arbuckle, of Barton. III. - Several great - grandchildren survive. Born at Indianapolis more than a century ago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Blackburn, she spent many years in the south - , where the family, moved. She told relatives that her father lived to be 104 years old and her mother died - at the age of ninety - nine. Because her birth records were destroyed in a fire at the Marion county Courthouse yeara ago, Mrs. Henderson, never has been able to give the date of her birth definitely.