NOTE: I am not related to the following. I just happened to have rcvd the following obit on a page of obits.
Published "Terre Haute Tribune", Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana - December 4, 1918, Page 2:
JOSEPH FILDES By Special Correspondent CHARLESTON, Ill., Dec. 4 - Joseph Fildes, past 70, well known resident for many years, died at the family home late Tuesday afternoon. Fildes had been ill with organic troubls for some time, and lately gangrene followed. It was necessary to amputate one of his legs to arrest the trouble.