Source: North Manchester Journal, July 26, 1911


Reuben Judy Called by Death After Short Illness

Reuben Judy, living about five miles east of town, died Friday morning from diabetes, after an illness of but little over a week. His death came as a surprise to most of his friends, few of them knowing that he was ill. The funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant Grove church Sunday by Rev. Hiley Baker, and were largely attended, he being a popular man in that section.

Mr. Judy was born in Virginia, January 11, 1838, being the son of Abram Judy. At the time of his death he was 73 years, 6 months and 10 days of age. His early life was spent in Virginia, but was a Union sympathizer. He and a couple of his brothers were forced into the Confederate army, but deserted it during the battle of the Wilderness, and came north. They first stopped in Kosciusko county, but later in 1863, he purchased the farm in Whitley county on which he died. In 1864 he was married to Amelia Kyler, and two children were born to them, one dying in infancy. The other, Frank Judy, lives near the home place. He was a member of the Christian church, and a respected citizen in every way.