Person:Valuria Engle (1)

m. 14 Oct 1877
  1. Della Engle1878 - 1904
  2. Ohra Engle1883 - 1884
  3. Esta Olive Engle1886 - 1974
  4. Iva Engle1889 - 1971
  5. Valuria Engle1894 - 1932
  6. Andrew Jack Engle1900 - 1989
  • HDeLon Shobe1896 - 1932
  • WValuria Engle1894 - 1932
m. 22 Nov 1918
Facts and Events
Name Valuria Engle
Gender Female
Birth? Mar 1894 Kosciusko, Indiana, United States
Marriage 22 Nov 1918 Kosciusko, Indiana, United Statesto DeLon Shobe
Death? 20 Jun 1932 Dyer, Lake, Indiana, United States
Burial? 23 Jun 1932 Akron IOOF Cemetery, Akron, Fulton, Indiana, United States

From the FULTON COUNTY INDIANA OBITUARIES, 1932; The News-Sentinel

Courtesy of Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

Monday, June 20, 1932:

Hammond, Ind., June 30 (U.P.) - Mr. and Mrs. DeLon SHOBE of Hammond, were killed instantly today when Shobe drove his auto into the path of a Chicago-bound Monon passenger train at a crossing near Dyer.

The couple went after milk for the youngest of their theee children each morning and often took the children with them. They were left at home today.

Shobe drove onto the tracks from a gravel side road, apparently not seeing the approaching Monon train. The automobile was reduced to wreckage and hurled 100 feet. The Shobes were killed outright.

The family formerly lived in Fulton County.


The victims of the early morning tragedy are well known in this city and Akron where they have a number of relatives. The husband, who is the son of Dan SHOBE, was born on a farm near Athens and spent his boyhood days in the vicinity of Akron and Athens. Mrs. Shobe, nee Valura ENGLE, of Akron, is survived by her father, John ENGLE of Beaver Dam,two sisters, Mrs. Ralph DAY and Mrs Fred STEFFEY, both of Akron, and a broher Jack ENGLE, of Warsaw.

Mrs. Shobe's father and brother, Jack, of Warsaw departed early today for Hammond after receiving word of the accident.

Herb [SHOBE] and Sam SHOBE, of this city, who are cosins of DeLon Shobe, stated that there were three small children, the eldest nine and the youngest a baby of a year made orphans by the accident.

Up until press time today no word had been received by local relatives concerning funeral arrangemets.

Tuesday, June 21, 1932:

The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. DeLon SHOBE of Hammond, who were instantly killed Monday morning when Mr Shoe drove his automobile into the path of a Chicago bound Monon passenger train at a crossing near Dyer, will be brought to the home of Mrs. Shobe's father, John ENGLE, in Beaver Dam, Wednesday afernoon. They will lie in state at he Engle home until ten o'clock Thursday morning when funeral services will be held at the Beaver Dam Church. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

DeLon Shobe is the son of Dan SHOBE, former resident of Fulton County, and is a nephew of John [SHOBE], Herb [SHOBE] and Sam SHOBE, of Rocheser Mrs. Shobe, before her marriage was Miss Valura ENGLE, former resident of Akron and Beaver Dam.

A number of Rochester relatives and friends will attend the funeral services.