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Matilda A. Frank, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Simon Keesor, was born near
On April 6, 1884, she was united in marriage to August Frank, who preceded her in death 14 years ago. To this union 10 children were born, three died in infancy. Surviving are the following children: Herman, of Zanesville, Ohio; Freemen, of Lewisville; Wesley, of Ashland; Mrs. F. G. Devore, Graysville; Oscar, Orval (sic - Osal) and Price, of the home; also eleven grandchildren; one great grand child; one brother, Amos Keesor and many other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Frank accepted Christ as her Savior 38 years ago. She had been in failing health for the past year. All that loving hands could find to do was ministered, but God saw best to call her home.
services were held on Monday, January 12th by the following pastors: Rev. E. N. Miller and Rev. C. A.
Dougherty. Interment in
Source:The Spirit of Democracy Issue: Woodsfield, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1931
The death of Peter Herlan, aged 95 years former resident of the Burkhart community, occurred Wednesday of last week at the home of his son, John Herlan, of Pine Hill, Washington County, Ohio. He was a son of Jacob and Jane Herlan, and besides the son is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Eliza Mendenhall ,near Pine Hill, and three sisters, Mrs. Louise Stephens, of Summerfield, Ohio, Route 1; Mrs. Lucy Schaub, of Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Anna Evert, of Batesville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon and interment made at
Sophia S. Bertram, (nee Diehl)
The Spirit of Democracy
Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio February 18, 1931
At her late home on North Paul street last Thursday afternoon, February 12, 1931, death came to Mrs. Sophia S. Bertram after a few weeks illness of pneumonia.
Mrs. Bertram had been a lifelong resident of this community. She was born August 15, 1860, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Diehl. She was united in marriage to Jacob Bertram in 1878 whose death occurred January 5, 1904. To their union were born three sons, one of whom died in infancy. Surviving are William F. Bertram of the home, and Dr. Louis Bertram of Chicago; one sister Mrs. Louise Sulsberger, of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, J. W. Diehl and F. E. Diehl, of Woodsfield, and F. C. Diehl of Grand Junction, Colorado.
After her husband’s death Mrs. Bertram took up the active management of the Bertram Confectionery and remained active in that capacity almost to the time of her last illness, save for such time as she was absent because of
At an early age she became a member of
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the late home, and were in charge of the Reverend John Fleming Cash assisted by a male quartette. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield beside the others of her family who had preceded her in death. The services were largely attended.
Charles W. Hall
The Spirit of Democracy Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, March 25, 1931
Charlie Hall one of the best known citizens of Washington township,
Monroe County, Ohio died Sunday afternoon, March 22, 1931 at his home near Graysville, Ohio. He contracted influenza about two weeks ago and pneumonia followed it running a rapidly fatal course.
In his immediate family, he is survived by his widow and three-year old son. There are also two brothers and one sister, Commissioner Edgar Hall, Harley Hall and Mrs. Frank Lynch.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ of which he was a member and were in charge of Brother Thomas A. Christy. Interment in Pleasant Ridge cemetery.
Mr. Hall was a member of the
Washington Rural Board of Education, a practicing veterinarian and oil
operator. His life-long residence in the community sterling character and
friendly disposition made hundreds of friends by whom he will be greatly missed
and by whom his death in the prime of life is deeply mourned.
Sophia Pfalzgraf, (nee Kilburn)
The Spirit of Democracy Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, April 1931
Mrs. Sophia Pfalzgraf, nee Kilburn was born in Greenup County, Kentucky, September 11, 1859, the daughter of John Henry and Maria Sophia Linga Kilburn and passed on to her reward on April 7, 1931, at the age of 71 years, 6 months and 25 days.
She came to
Her greatest delight was in making the home beautiful for her husband and children. During her illness she was patient and kind to all who ministered unto her, having a sweet and heavenly smile on her face to the last. She has gone to rest. She can never return to us, but we can go to her.
She was confirmed at the
Fred C. Billman
The Spirit of Democracy Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, September 16, 1931
Funeral services for Fred C. Billman, 39, highly esteemed citizen of Lewisville, Ohio, were held Saturday afternoon, September 10, 1931, at 1:00 o’clock at the Bracken M. E. Church in charge of the Reverend Melvin R. Yoho. Mr. Billman passed away Thursday evening after a short illness of typhoid fever.
He is survived by his widow, an aged father and six children as follows: John, Charles and James Billman, Clara, Mary and Myrtle, all of the home; five sisters, Mrs. Walter Draper, Mrs. Urban Mallett, Mrs. Ben Schell, of Lewisville; Mrs. Irvin Straight of Antioch, Ohio, and Mrs. John Busch of McKeesport, Pennsylvania; and one brother, Frank Billman of Lewisville. Many other relatives and friends mourn his departure.
Mr. Billman was one of
Burial was made in the Friendship cemetery,
Henry J. Neuhardt
Source:Newspaper article Issue: September 18, 1931
Henry J. Neuhardt died September 18, 1931. He was born near
are four children: Mrs. Olga Colburn, Ben J. Neuhardt, Harry P. and Miss Marie Neuhardt; one brother, George Neuhardt; four sisters, Mrs. Kate Harrigon, Mrs, Cal Thompson, Miss Lisbeth Neuhardt, Miss Amelia Neuhardt. Services were held in the M. E. Church in Woodsfield with the interment in Oaklawn cemetery,
George W. Baker
The Spirit of Democracy Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, October 1, 1931
George W. Baker, aged 81 years, died Tuesday morning September 29, 1931, at the home of his son Harry Baker, east of town, following a several months illness. Mr. Baker’s death occurred on his 81st birthday anniversary.
Short funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at the home of his son followed by final obsequies at 2:00 o’clock at
As immediate relatives he is survived by his brother, M. W. “Doc” Baker and a sister, Mrs. Jere Jackson, both of Woodsfield.
A more completer obituary will be published later.
The Spirit of Democracy Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, October 1931
Philip Neibch was born May 15, 1842, in Monroe County, Ohio and died October 14, 1931, of arterio sclerosis, in his home near Lewisville, Ohio, the son of John and Elisabeth Neuhart Neibch.
He was baptized and confirmed in
On July 24, 1866, he was united in marriage to Dortha Baker who died on September 18, 1930. To this union ten children were born, three preceded him in death. Surviving are children: Mrs. Fred Matz, Mrs. Mary Matz, John W. Neibch, and b all of
Services were conducted by the Reverend M. R. Yoho of
John W. Crawford
The Spirit of Democracy Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, December 3, 1931
John W. Crawford, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crawford, was born near Woodsfield, Ohio on May 13, 1866 and departed this life at his home in Woodsfield on November 26, 1931, at the age of 65 years, 6 months and 17 days. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crawford, the former coming to this country at an early age from Derry County Ireland. His mother’s maiden name was Miss Mary Cooper. To their happy union, six children were born, one son Hugh having preceded his brother John to the better land.
The brothers and sisters
surviving are James Crawford, of
Mr. Crawford grew to manhood on the farm and during the past several years was associated with his brother Dave in the firm of Crawford Bros., dealers in lumber and timber.
Mr. Crawford never married and made his home with his brother and sister after death of his parents. He was industrious and honorable in his relations with fellowmen and though retiring in disposition those who knew best respected him most.
At an early age, Mr. Crawford became a member of the Presbyterian Church Body and was always faithful in his attendance and other duties therein. At any time and in any way and at any place where service was needed in his neighborhood, Mr. Crawford was always ready to go and do anything within his power.
Mr. Crawford was seriously ill only a few weeks, from stomach and intestinal complications and everything possible was done to restore his health, not only but his loved ones, but by the best of medical skill and service. He bore his suffering patiently and with a confidence born of rectitude and faith, his spirit returned to Him who gave it.
Funeral services were held
on Saturday afternoon at the McCue home, in charge of the Reverend W. H. Petry,
pastor of the Woodsfield Presbyterian Church, and were largely attended.
Source: SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY,
Once again the unwelcome visitor Death has visited our home and chose as its victim Deborah Ann Kinkade, daughter of Andrew and Ann Kinkade.
She was born near
She was united in marriage to Abraham Miller July 13, 1861.
To this union were born seven children, four daughters and three sons. Her
husband and one daughter Cynthia preceded her in death several years ago. Those
who are left to mourn her departure are Mrs. Isabelle Miller Wise, of
Mrs. Miller was a kind and loving mother and was loved by all who knew her. She will be sadly missed in the home and neighborhood.
Good-bye Grandma, how we'll miss you,
It's beyond mortal tongue to tell
But we hope again to meet you,
Where Christ and the angels dwell.
Grandma's gone but not forgotten
Although her face no more we see,
But some day we hope to meet her
In that Great Eternity.
There to part with her no never
In that happy home above,
There to dwell among the angels,
In that land of peace and love. -----A Great Granddaughter, Elizabeth Miller
Death of Mrs. Davis
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, September 2, 1931
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Mrs. Lavina Davis, aged 79, died Tuesday night at her home at Round Bottom. She had been suffering for several months from complications incident to advanced age. Short funeral services will be held at the home at 1:00 o'clock Thursday, in charge of Rev. J. Fleming Cash of Woodsfield. Final obsequies will follow at Fletcher's Chapel and interment will be made in the cemetery at that place.
Mrs. Davis is survived by one son, W. T. Ruff of Woodsfield. We hope to publish a more complete obituary notice later.
Crum, A. E. “Bert” Crum
Prominent Beallsville Man Passes Away
September 24, 1931
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Funeral services for A.E. “Bert” Crum, prominent Beallsville resident, an account of whose death may be found in this issue, were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The services were held from The Beallsville Church of Christ, and were largely attended, it being estimated that more than many people were unable to gain admission to the building. Special music was rendered by The Plainview Choir.
The Knights of Pythias Lodge of Beallsville attended in a body. Business was at a standstill while the village paid tribute to a respected citizen.
Mr. Crum possessed considerable musical, ability, being a leader of the devotional services at his church and was also leader of the Crum String Orchestra.
Death of P. H. Drum
Published, April 1, 1931
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Philip Harvey Drum, known to hundreds of friends as "Harve" died at the home of his son, Elwood Drum on High St., Saturday, March 28th, at the advanced age of 79 years. He had been living retired for several years and was in normal health until a few weeks before his death.
His wife, who was Miss Mary Lenora Conger, preceded him in death on January 8, 1929. He is survived by three sons and three daughters as follows: F. E. Drum and T. E. Drum, of Woodsfield, ; C.E. Drum, of Woodsfield, Route 5; Mrs. Fred Keylor, of Woodsfield; Mrs. W. R. Hawkins, of
There are also four brothers and one sister surviving: David M. Drum and Mrs. Viola Beckett, of Sardis R. 1 ; Eugene Drum, of Ottowa, Kansas; Delbert M. Drum of Woodsfield; and Linza A. Drum of Washington, D.C.
Funeral services were held at the Elwood Drum home on Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. Fleming Cash, of The M.E. Church. of which he had been a member since youth. He was a regular attendant of The Men's Bible Class of The M.E. Church at Woodsfield, members of which served as pall bearers and carried flowers. Minister J. V. A. Traylor, of The Church of Christ assisted with the service.
J. Farrell English
Death of J. F. English
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, dated November 29, 1931
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Farrell English, aged 78 years, and well known citizen of The Rinard Mills community, died at his home there early Saturday morning. He had been ill for about two years, following a stroke of paralysis, and during that long period of suffering was tenderly cared for by his faithful wife and family.
Besides his widow, he is survived by three sons and four daughters, also two brothers, Craig English of Rinard Mills, and George W. English of Woodsfield.
Funeral services were held at the home on Monday forenoon followed by interment at
We hope to publish a more complete obituary notice later.
Death of Louis Hannahs
Source: Spirit of Democracy, dated, March 25, 1931
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Louis Hannahs , 45 , died Tuesday morning March 24, 1931, at his home near Miltonsburg. He had recently suffered a severe attack of influenza.
Surviving are his widow, three sons and one daughter, besides a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his departure.
A daughter preceded him in death about two months ago.
Mr. Hannahs, was
will be held on Thursday afternoon from The Valley Church at
Death of Henry Friday
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, dated October 29, 1931
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Henry Friday, 80, died at his home near Maple Avenue, Thursday afternoon of last week after a lingering illness due to infirmities. Mr. Friday had been a lifelong resident of Woodsfield community and was well known.
He is survived by his widow, three daughters and two sons, Oscar Friday and Mrs. Norman Thomas, of Woodsfield; Clem Friday of Washington, DC; Mrs. George Lutz of
Mr. Friday was a fine citizen and neighbor and is kindly remembered by many of our older citizens.
Fleahman, William Fleahman and Fleahman, Mary Jane
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, dated, December 10, 1931
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Two children of Frank and Josephine Fleahman of
William was aged 13 and Mary Jane was 9. Another sister, Johanna is seriously ill at the hospital with the same disease. Louise, 19, a fourth sister, is recovering from typhoid at the family home. Their father is a well known painter and a native of Woodsfield.
Denbow, Sarah C. Denbow nee Rose
Death of Mrs. Denbow
Died: November 24, 1931
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Mrs. James T. Denbow died at her home in Woodsfield at 12:20 Tuesday afternoon after an illness of several months, due to complications incident to advanced age. Her suffering was increased by injuries sustained in a fall about three months ago. She was taken to The Wells Hospital in
Mrs. Denbow was brought to her home here about a month ago, and during that time, her children ministered as far as humanly possible to her comfort, hoping against hope that she be restored to her usual health.
She is survived by six sons and two daughters, as follows: George Denbow, of
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:30o'clock in charge of her pastor, Rev. W. J. Jones at The Woodsfield M.E. Church, of which she was a devout and faithful member.
Jackson, John W.
Died: July 29, 1931
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Injuries sustained in an automobile crash Saturday evening proved fatal to John W. Jackson, 30, of Holliday's Cove, W.Va. He died Sunday morning at 5:25 o'clock. Death occurred at The Wheeling Hospital where he was rushed following the mishap.
Jackson, accompanied by George Wells. 21, of Stubenville, was driving north on Warwood Avenue, Wheeling. At North Twenty-third Street, he is thought to have failed to make the curve and crashed into Glenn's Run.
The automobile, according to witnesses, was traveling at a high rate of speed. The machine jumped over a six foot embankment and plunged into the run. Jackson and Wells were thrown clear of the auto, which alighted on its top.
Both men were rushed to the hospital. An examination revealed Jackson was critically injured, while Wells escaped with a few slight cuts and bruises. A post mortem, performed Sunday afternoon, revealed that death had been caused by an internal hemorrhage, resulting from a fractured ribs cutting the lungs.
Jackson was very well known. He was a foreman in the mills of Weirton Steel Company. He is survived by a wife and four children. The body has been removed to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Jackson, of Graysville. Funeral services were held Tuesday at The Woodsfield Church of Christ, in charge of Minister J. V. A. Traylor. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery. Both grief-stricken families have the sympathy of many friends.
Hughes, Maria Hughes
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, dated, January 7, 1931
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Mrs. Maria Hughes, 82, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ross Knapp, at New Philadelphia, Sunday morning at 2:00 o'clock. The deceased was the widow of the late Uriah Hughes, Civil War veteran and former resident of near Stafford, and a sister of the late William Barnett, who died two years ago at his home in Caldwell.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Knapp, at whose home she died and Mrs. Bertha Quigley, of Columbus, with whom she has made her home since the death of her husband, five years ago.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from The M.E. Church at Sutherland and burial was made in the church cemetery.
Death Of Mrs. Jones
Died: July 4, 1931
Published July 8, 1931
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Mrs. Delbert Jones, aged 76 years, passed away at her home on South Paul Street, Saturday evening about 6:00 o'clock following an extended illness.
Mrs. Jones was a splendid woman and her passing brings grief to her many friends and relatives in Woodsfield and elsewhere. She was the mother of Sam Jones of baseball fame.
Those left to survive are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. B. W. Hammett, of Medina, Ohio and five sons, Earl, Robert, William and Sam of Woodsfield and Charles of Niagara Falls. Two daughters preceded her in death.
Funeral services were conducted from the late home Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by Rev. J. F. Cash, pastor of the M.E. Church, assisted by Rev. M. Danford. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.
We hope to publish a more detailed obituary notice later.
Heft, Theodore Heft
Death of Theodore Heft
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, dated, September 2, 1931
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The entire community was saddened to learn of the sudden death of Theodore Heft, 25, of Wheeling formerly of Lewisville, Monroe County.
His death occurred Friday, following a period of ill health. The remains were brought to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Heft, Jr., Lewisville, Saturday.
He is survived by his parents, two sisters and four brothers, many other relatives and friends who are saddened by his passing.
Deceased was a young man of many fine qualities and had made for himself a legion of friends. He was a member of The Lewisville Evangelical Church and was liked by everyone.
Funeral services were held from the home of his parents, Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock in charge of his pastor, Rev. Edward Brueseke. Burial was made in the Friendship Cemetery.
Death of Philip Busche
Died: April 8, 1931
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Philip Busche, 68, well known citizen of Sardis, died Tuesday afternoon, news of his sudden death coming as a shock to near relatives and friends. He was in usual health and had gone up on the hill after dinner to consider the purchase of a horse.
He had not returned in the evening in accordance with his regular habit and a search was made. His body was found in an outbuilding on an untenanted farm near where he had expected to make his business call. It was evident that he had succumbed to a sudden heart attack and such is the coroner's report.
His widow, five sons, and a daughter survive. The daughter is Mrs. Donald Diehl, of Woodsfield.
Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:00 P.M. Friday. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery at Woodsfield.
Cronin, Mrs. Mary Cronin nee Denbow
Death of Mrs. Cronin, August 12, 1931
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A lingering illness resulted in the death Wednesday morning of last week of Mrs. Mary Cronin, aged 38, wife of Emil Cronin, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Denbow, of Lewisville, Route 4. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son. Kenneth; one sister, Mrs. Rena Morris, of Lewisville, and three brothers, Jennings, of Ashland; Martin and Charles of Lewisville. The deceased was a member of The Bracken M.E. Church where funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. A.O. Rhoades and burial made in the church cemetery.
Crawford, Edna Crawford nee Houge
Mrs. Raymond Crawford Dies Suddenly
Published August 12, 1931
Died August 8, 1931
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Mrs. Raymond Crawford, aged 22 years, died early last Saturday evening at the family home of Woodsfield, Rt.1.
Mrs. Crawford was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronane Houge of Graysville, Rt.1, and besides her parents she is survived by her husband and two infant sons; one sixteen months and the other only about one week old. Death was due to complications following childbirth.
Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday afternoon being in the charge of Evangelist A.E. Harper, of St. Mary's,W.Va. Church of Christ and were largely attended. Interment was in Moffett Cemetery.
Cronin, Warren Clark Cronin
Died: February 24, 1931
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Warren Clark Cronin, born January 10, 1923, departed this life February 24, 1931, being 8 years, 1 month and 14 days old when he passed away.
Warren was a great lover of music, was often found sitting by the radio, being mesmerized by the music in the air--music which seemed to breathe a thought in language sweeter than was ever uttered by human tongue. He was often heard singing his favorite songs. He was continually scattering bright smiles in the home and among his associates--his smiles and songs brought much happiness into the home. He learned early in life the good trait of dividing his possessions with his joyful playmates.
He was looking forward with untold pleasure to this coming summer to spend it in the county where he could hear the humming of the bees and hear sweet songs flowing from mellow throats of mocking birds; but now he has gone to that sinless summerland where the birds are forever singing and the flowers in their beauty never fade over Jordan's swelling stream, over the silent sea and by the shining shore, waiting to welcome us there when we too shall bid farewell to time.
Warren was in the third grade. he was a regular member of The Sunday School Class. He was just sleepy and never complained during all his suffering.
He leaves to mourn, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Cronin; one sister, Helen; one brother Ward; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ardell Smith, of Parkers Landing, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Cronin of Woodsfield; also leaves a number of aunts and uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Little Warren has gone and left us.
We are sad and will miss him so;
But God in His Infinite wisdom
Knows best and called him from this world of woe.
So let us all try to live to meet him
In that beautiful land above
Where we will dwell together forever,
With God and his angels of love.
Funeral services were conducted by the writer, J. V. A. Traylor.
Card of Thanks
We wish to take this means of thanking each and everyone who helped to make our burden lighter during the time of the death of our beloved son and brother, Warren. Your acts of kindness and sympathy will never be forgotten.---Mr. and Mrs. Clark Cronin and family.
Source: Tyler County Journal - 6 Nov 1931 Tyler Co. Obituaries, Vol 3, page 46.
Joseph Mercer of Wolf Pen, passed away at his home on 28 Oct 1931, aged 80 years. He was a son of Jeremiah Mercer who came from Greene Co, PA about 90 years ago and settled near where the family have since resided. They raised 12 children, of whom two survive: Link Mercer of Adonis, WV; Mrs. R.M. Wilson of Martins Ferry, OH. The deceased was married to Ruth Leek who, with the following children survive: Martin Mercer of TenMile; Mrs. Harry Christmas and Mrs. Margaret _________ of OK, Eunice Huffman of Huntington, WV; Henry Mercer of CA; and Ross and Will, at home. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Interment Lazear's Cemetery.
Source: The Marietta [OHIO] Times; 12 Nov 1931, p 14
DOUGLAS A. M'CURDY SUMMONED BY DEATH
Douglas A. McCurdy, aged 68** years, whose home was at 444 Douglas Avenue, West Side, died in a local hospital at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday following a short illness with heart trouble. He was taken ill on Sunday when he was removed to the hospital.
Douglas Aaron McCurdy was a native of Wirt County, W.Va. He came to Marietta when a youth. He was employed at the Marietta Manufacturing Company foundry here for many years, and later worked in other local foundries. He retired about three years ago when he suffered an accident.
His wife died in 1917. Surviving are his sons and daughters, Perl L. McCurdy, Walter McCurdy and Miss Geneva McCurdy of Marietta; L.D. McCurdy of Cleveland; Mrs. Goldie Smith of Columbus; Mrs. Freda Meeks of Waverly, W.Va., and Mrs. Frances McCullick of Williamstown.
Funeral services will be held at the Doudna & McClure funeral parlors on Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in Harmar cemetery.
**Submitter’s note: This number was difficult to read and might be an error.
Source: Noble County Leader, Caldwell, Ohio; Wednesday, 6 May 1931
Mrs. Louisa Courtney Carpenter, aged ninety-two years, widow of the late Robert Carpenter, died at the family home near Sutherland, Thursday April 30, following a brief illness from paralysis.
She is survived by the following children all of whom were present during her illness. Alonzo Carpenter of Sutherlands, Mrs. Etta Devoe, of Lewisville, Mrs. Amanda Spence, of Whigville, Mrs. Carrie McNeal of Parkersburg, and Lansing Carpenter, of Cherokee, Okla. A daughter, Mrs. J.W. McElfresh and a son, U.O. Carpenter, have preceded her in death.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 2, at 10:30 with Rev. T.I. Hanson, of Byesville, in charge, and burial was made at Sutherlands.
Frank W. Diehl
The Spirit of Democracy Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, June 9, 1932
Frank W. Diehl, aged 73, well known retired Woodsfield business man died at the home of his son, Donald Diehl on North Paul Street, last Saturday evening, June 4, 1932, at 9:00 after a protracted illness.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 and were in charge of the Reverend W. H. Petry of the Woodsfield Presbyterian Church of which Church decedent was a member, assisted by the Reverend W. Jones of the Woodsfield Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mr. Diehl was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Diehl pioneer residents of Woodsfield of Woodsfield, and after the death of his father took over the management of the general store on South main street, the firm name being F. W. Diehl & Son. Mr. Diehl in the conduct of his business became widely acquainted and news of his death will be received with sincere regret by scores of friends.
Two sons, Robert Diehl of Cambridge and Donald Diehl of Woodsfield survive. His wife, who before her marriage was Miss Anna Pope died 19 years ago. Two sisters also survive: Mrs. Hattie Miller of Cleveland and Mrs. Marie Okey of Sioux City, Iowa.
As a youth Mr. Diehl
attended local schools and Bethany College, being a member of the Phi Si
fraternity of that college. He was a great lover of music and spent years in
its study and teaching.
Louisa Koehler (nee Pfalzgraf)
Newspaper clipping Issue: October 18,1932 Collection of Gertrude Christman Kahrig
Louisa Pfalzgraf Koehler was born January 26, 1850, in Monroe County near Monroefield, the daughter of George Michael Pfalzgraf, Jr., and Elizabeth Diehl Pfalzgraf. She died of a gastric ulcer October 18, 1932, in Wayne township, Monroe County, Ohio attaining the age of 82 years, 8 months and 22 days. She was united in marriage to Frederick Koehler on January 26, 1887, which union was blessed with three children, one of the latter dying in early infancy. She was a life long resident of this County and a member of the Lewisville Evangelical Church. Her people came from Germany one hundred years ago.
For the last four years she had been an invalid but bore up bravely, retaining a clear mind and a pleasant disposition even unto the end, greeting a visitor a few hours before her death with a cheerful smile and the clapping of her hands in joy to see a neighbor.
She leaves to mourn her death her aged husband, Frederick Koehler; one daughter, Mrs. Jacob Hoff; one son, George L. Koehler; three grandchildren, Albert, Vera and Fred Paulus; two brothers, Louis Pfalzgraf, of Rockport, West Virginia, and George Pfalzgraf of near Monroefield; two sisters, Eva Christman of near Monroefield and Christina Brownfield of near Antioch. In addition to these relatives, Nicholas Koehler, Fred Koehler and Mary Reisser mourn her loss as they had shared her home for a number of years of their life.
Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church of Woodsfield, with the Reverend Henry Fox in charge on October 20th and interment was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield.
Monroe County Beacon
Louisa Pfalzgraf Koehler, born January 26, 1850, in Monroefield, Monroe County, Ohio and died October 18, 1932, in Wayne Township, Monroe County, Ohio. She Married Frederick Koehler on January 26, 1887. Three children were born, one son and two daughters, one of the latter dying in early infancy. She was a life resident in Monroe County and a member of Lewisville Evangelical church. Her people came from Germany 100 years ago. She has been an invalid the past four years. Mrs. Koehler leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Jacob Hoff; one son, George L. Koehler; three grandchildren, Albert, Vera, and Fred Paulus; two brothers, Louis Pfalzgraf, George Pfalzgraf, two sisters, Eva Christman, Mrs. Christina Brownfield. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.
Mrs. Agnes J. Caldwell was born in York County, Pennsylvania, Aug. 13, 1823 and died at her home in York Township, Belmont County, Ohio Saturday morning, May 14, 1910, aged 86 years, 9 months and 1 day.
She was the widow of Martin Caldwell, to whom she was married in 1850. She became a member of the Pleasant Hill M. K. church in her early womanhood and has ever since lived a consistent and active member.
She is survived by one brother and one sister; James Graham of near Belmont, and Mrs. Julia Taylor, of Armstrong Mills; two daughters and five sons Mrs. Myra Bilyeu, Mrs. Jane Walters, Franklin, James William, Albert and Hudson Caldwell of this place; also, 31 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren besides a host of sorrowing friends and other relatives.
Service was conducted by Revs. C.E. Kelly, of Sardis, T.M. McGuire, of Jacobsburg and Wharton of Powhaton. She was borne to the last resting place by her five sons and nephew, Osman Caldwell, of Crabapple. Interment at Dover Cemetery on Monday at 2 p.m. The floral tributes presented by her Bellaire friends were very beautiful. [Note: Agnes GRAHAM CALDWELL was the mother of Lucinda Jane CALDWELL WALTER]
We have lost our darling mother,
She has bid us all adieu.
She has gone to live in heaven,
And her person is lost to view.
Oh, that dear one, how we loved her;
Oh, how hard to give her up;
But, the angels came down for her
And removed her from our flock.
We miss thee from thy place.
A shadow o'er our life is cast
We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.
Hoff, Eliud Hoff
Death of Child, March 24, 1932
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Last sad rites for Eliud, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoff, Jr., of near Woodsfield were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Evangelical Church, Woodsfield. Death followed a few day’s illness. Burial was made in Oaklawn Cemetery. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved parents.
Hall, Jimmy Hall
Death of Infant
Died: March 10, 1932
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Funeral services for Jimmy Hall, two day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roe Hall, of East Marietta Street, were held Saturday. The services were in charge of the Rev. J. V. A. Traylor, pastor of The Woodsfield Church of Christ.
Besides the parents, several sisters and brothers survive. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. Burial was made in Pioneer Cemetery.
Jackson, Albert Jackson
Died: June 2, 1932
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Albert Jackson, aged about 78 years, died Wednesday morning at 5:30 o'clock at the home of his son, John Jackson of Jackson Ridge, after a two week serious illness.
He is survived by two sons, Charles and John of Jackson Ridge, besides many other relatives and friends. His wife preceded him in death about four years ago.
Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at the home at 1:00 o'clock with final obsequies at The Moffett's Church. Rev. A.O. Horney will be in charge of services.
A more complete obituary will be published later.
Death of Wm. Feiock
January 21, 1932
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
William Feiock, 64, a lifelong resident of Lewisville, died at his home a mile south of Lewisville on Monday following an illness with a complication of diseases.
Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.
Rev. E. W. Brueseke officiated. Interment was made in Friendship Cemetery.
Surviving the deceased are his widow, a son, Ned Feiock and a daughter Miss Genevieve Feiock of the home. Richard Feiock is a grandson.
Roswell J. Griffith
Death of Ross J. Griffith
Published January 7, 1932
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Ross J. Griffith, aged about 80 years, died at his home at Jerusalem Tuesday morning, January 5, 1932, about 11o'clock.
Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at
The Jerusalem Presbyterian Church with Rev. W. H. Petry in charge. Interment was made at Ozark.
Death of Mrs. Crawford, May 19, 1932
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Mrs. Clara Crawford, age 82 years, died early Sunday morning. She was a splendid woman and her passing brings much sadness to the home and community.
Surviving are three daughters and one son, as follows: Mrs. Frank Buckio, with whom she made her home, in Woodsfield; Mrs. Oscar Headly of Woodsfield, Mrs. Earl Noble, of Bellaire, and Everett Crawford, of Laings.
Funeral services were held at the Buckio home on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock in charge of Rev. W. H. Petry assisted by Rev. W. J. Jones. Interment was made in Oaklawn Cemetery.
We hope to give a more complete obituary notice later.
Source: Stark County News, Toulon, Illinois; April 6, 1932
The following life sketch and obituary was read at the service.
Into the home of David and Mary Cronin Kinkade on October 9, 1857, came a daughter whom they named Levina Ann. In that home were three brothers and two sisters, Joseph, Andrew, Arounah, Levina Ann and Paulina Jane. But with the birth of the sister, Paulina Jane, came the death of the mother in 1860. Later, in 1865, a new mother came into the home, and with the advent of younger brothers and sisters many and heavy cares developed unto the oldest daughter, but she was always glad to do what she could.
Early in life she became a Christian, uniting with the Christian Church. When she married Edgar D. Claybaugh, Dec. 9, 1875, she became a member of the Saxon Baptist Church, later transferring her membership to the Toulon Baptish Church in December 1886, since which time she was a faithful and valued member of this church, ever ready to do her share and always inspiring others with her kindliness, willingness and cheer.
February 4, 1887 she was left a widow with five children to care for and a home not quite her own, but she continued a cheer-maker, a song-bringer and a noble Christian mother to her children. In March 1890 she was married to Christie Sorenson and she again assumed a big responsibility in the care of his five motherless children. To this union three children were born. But it again seemed that a time of trial was due for her, for on Dec. 5, 1926, she was again left a widow, but the widow's God had been her stay and had not left her defenseless.
Quietly and peacefully, after months of physical suffering and weakness, she slept away, death coming at 10:25 a.m. Thursday. She leaves to mourn the following children: Grace G. Claybaugh, Claude C. Claybaugh, Mrs. Thomas H. Pyle, and Mrs. William O. Goodwin, all of Toulon; Ralph R. Claybaugh of Brimfield; Mrs. Nelson J. Kilby, of Coal Valley; and Mrs. Glenn Hobbs, of Milwaukee, Wis.; also 13 grandsons, 13 granddaughters, two great grandsons and two great granddaughters. There are also surviving her a brother, Joseph Kinkade, of Grand View, Wash.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Hettie Clark and Mrs. Martha Wright of Hutchinson, Kans., and many other relatives and scores of friends.
She was a woman who loved her home and family intensely although she was quiet and unassuming. Throughout the years, in sunshine or shadow, in joy or sorrow and often in hardship, she always remained true and faithful to her God, and always went about her work with a song upon her lips and faith in her heart.
Source: Monroe County, Ohio, newspaper
It is with sadness and our hearts filled with grief that we desire to write this tribute of respect to our loved one. Fred Bartenschlag, son of Frederick and Christina Bartenschlag, was born near Lewisville, Monroe County, Ohio, March 15, 1859 and departed this life at his home April 15, 1932 after an illness of several months, being at the time of his death 73 years and 1 month old.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Yockey on April 29, 1890. To this union were born five children. One daughter, Rosa, passed into the Great Beyond in infancy. He was the last of a family of three. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Weber and Mrs. Christina Claus preceded him in death several years ago.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his sorrowing wife, two sons and two daughters, Alonzo and Walter Bartenschlag, Mrs. William Pickens, of Lewisville, and Mrs. Vernon McVey of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; nine grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was an honest, kind, loving husband and father. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and will be sadly missed in the home and community by his many relatives and friends.
At an early age, he became a member of the Evangelical church of Lewisville, and retained his faith and hope until called Home.
Funeral services were conducted at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Pickens Sunday afternoon, April 17th, with Rev. E.W. Brueseke in charge. Interment was made in the family lot in the Friendship cemetery.
George W. Allen
Source:The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, Thurs., Apr. 14, 1932
George W. Allen, an aged and highly respected citizen of Woodsfield, died about 1:00 o’clock this Thursday morning, April 14, 1932, at his home on West Marietta street. He was nearly eighty years of age and had not been in good health for about a year.
The death of his wife, Mahala C. Allen, on October 21st of last year was a severe shock and a loss he felt keenly every day thereafter. We go to press too early to give details of the funeral which will be in charge of W. P. Galbraith.
Spouse: Mahala C. ?
Death: Oct 1931
Children: Samuel (~1876-)
Sarah A (~1877-)
Mary M (~1879-)
Elizabeth Hannah Morris nee Pannett
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Morris, who died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Charles Thrasher,
Mrs. Harriet Beal, pioneer resident of the Colwich neighborhood died Thursday. She was the widow of the late William Jacob Beal and had lived in Colwich since 1880. Mrs. Beal is survived by 3 sons, Albert, Perry and Jim, all of Colwich.
Funeral services will be held at the United Brethren Church, Maize, Kansas today at 2 p.m. Rev. J. Buckles will officiate. Jewell Mortuary, Mt. Hope, Kansas is in charge.
Published in the Wichita Eagle—Wichita, Kansas January 8, 1932.
Source: Woodsfield News in the Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian, Thursday, 29 December 1932
Mrs. Demarius Ankrom, 81, wife of Wm. Ankrom, died at the family home near Calais, Wednesday, following a long illness. In addition to the husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Ruble, Summerfield route; two sons, Chauncey, of Miltonsburg, and Hiley, of the home; three brothers, Richard and Miley Carpenter, Calais, and Clem, Atlas, and two sisters. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bankus, Cambridge, at the Seneca Valley Christian Church, Friday afternoon, with burial at Calais Cemetery.
Margaret Ellen McMahon, nee Schneider
Source: Newspaper clipping, Monroe County, OH, September 1933
Margaret Ellen Schneider McMahon was born at Neuhart Ridge on July 18, 1869 and passed away very suddenly at her home at Kerr Station on September 18, 1933. She had attained the age of 64 years and two months.
In 1901 she was united in marriage with John McMahon. Two sons, William and Albert, blessed this union who with their father mourn her sudden death and loss.
The day before her death she was her usual self, waiting on her family the same as always. Illness, sudden and acute seized her and death followed shortly.
Beside her immediate family she leaves to mourn her death three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Millbaugh, of Lower Salem; Mrs. Louisa Hoff, of Antioch, and Mrs. Anna Christman of Woodsfield, and one brother John Schneider of Woodsfield Route 1, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
On Wednesday afternoon, September 20, at 2 o'clock a throng of relatives and friends paid their last tribute of respect to her sterling qualities as a neighbor, sister, friend, mother and wife. Rev. Henry Fox, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Church, was in charge of the services and was assisted by Evangelist J. V. A. Traylor, pastor of the Woodsfield Church of Christ. The services were opened and closed by the singing of appropriate hymns. Rev. Fox used as his text the 12th verse of the ninetieth Psalm, and showed how the departed had applied her heart unto wisdom in serving her dear ones, her fellowman and her Creator. The great abundance of flowers expressed the high esteem in which she was held by her many relatives and friends and by whom she will be sadly missed. Following the services interment was made in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Card of Thanks: We desire in this way to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our many neighbors and friends for the kind deeds and expressions of sympathy extended to us during the short illness and at the time of the death of our dear wife and mother. Such kindness shall always be remembered.--John McMahon and Sons.
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, Thursday, Jan. 12, 1933
Lee Ault, aged 74 years and a highly respected citizen of Woodsfield passed away at his home near Eastern Avenue, Woodsfield, Tuesday afternoon, January 10, 1933, at 4:00. Death was due to influenza followed by pneumonia.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Arthur of Eastern Avenue, and Clifford, of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Dougherty; one sister, Mrs. Belle Naylor, of Jerusalem, Ohio and one brother Thomas Ault, of Jerusalem, besides many other relatives and friends who are sad to learn of his death.
Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at the Woodsfield Church of Christ with Evangelist J. V. A. Traylor in charge. Interment will be mad in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
Michael J. Young
Source: The Monroe County Republican, Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio in the year of 1933, Collection of Gertrude Christman Kahrig
The Angel of death has again entered our home and taken from our midst a dearly beloved husband and father, Michael J. Young, who was the last of a family of five.
He was born October 28, 1849, in Summit Township, Monroe County and departed his life on January 23, 1933, being at the time of his death 83 years, 2 months, 26 days.
He united with the German Evangelical Church at the age of 14 years and remained a faithful member until death. His entire life was spent in the home where he was born.
On May 20, 1877, he was united in marriage with Mollie Frank and to this union nine children were born. All are living except Freeman who preceded him in death on August 18, 1920.
He was a devoted husband, loving father and a kind neighbor. He leaves to mourn his departure, his widow and eight children, namely: Edward and George, of Miltonsburg; Elmer, of Cleveland; Charles, Frank and Harold, of Lewisville; Mrs. Walter Taylor, of Bowling Green, Florida, and Oscar, of the home; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends also mourn his departure. He will be sadly missed not only in his home but in the entire neighborhood.
The body was laid to rest in the family lot at Middle Church on January 26th.
He has not left us, but has gone before. There will be a reunion if we also hold fast in our faith in Jesus Christ as our Redeemer.
The death of Mr. John W. Burkhart aged 76, a well known resident of Temperanceville, occurred at his home Monday evening, following a long illness. He was the son of Anthony and Hannah Burkhart and is survived by three daughters and two sons.
Funeral was held in the St. Mary's Church at Temperanceville Wednesday and burial was made in the Catholic Cemetery. John William Burkhart (August 4, 1857-September 4, 1933)
Green, Ethel Green nee Rothaker
Death of Mrs. Ethel Green
January 12, 1933
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Mrs. Ethel Green, age 37 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rothaker, of Round Bottom, died at her home at Jacobsburg, Belmont County, on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. She is survived by her husband, her parents and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at the home of her parents on Friday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock followed by final obsequies at The Salem Evangelical Church. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.
Source: Moundsville Journal, June 3, 1933
Mrs. Vonnie (Fulmer) Snider, 26 was almost instantly killed when a bolt of lightning struck. Her mother, Mrs. Edith Fulmer, 65, is confined to bed from shock, while Lloyd Snider, her husband was also shocked.
Source: Moundsville Journal, June 6, 1933
Storm victim buried June 6, 1933.
Funeral services for Mrs. Vonnie Snider, wife of Lloyd Snider, killed when hit by lightning at her home in Cresap Saturday evening, were held this afternoon at 2:00 at the home. Rev. Moore of the Paden City Christian church officiated and interment was in Paden City Cemetery.
Source: The Daily Echo, Moundsville, WV
Mrs. Vonnie Snider, 25, of Cresaps was the victim of a freakish prank in one of the severest storms witnessed here in years. A bolt of lightning struck the house and ran down a corner board, split off a big splinter two feet long against Mrs. Snider's shoulder. She was instantly killed by the impact and her clothing was scorched and the woman's body was blistered and charred. Mrs. Snider and her husband Lloyd Snider, 25, had moved to Cresaps from Chester but a few days ago.
Services were held at her home in Cresaps and Rev. Moore of the Paden City Christian Church officiated and interment was in Paden City.
James William Jones, son of Homer E. and Ruth E. Jones, was born September 26, 1933 and died December 14, 1933.
He leaves to mourn his sad departure his father, mother, two sisters, Hazel Virginia and Gladys Eileen, grandfather, two grandmothers and a host of other relatives and friends
His time on earth was short, but he was a sweet baby and loved by all who knew him. But now he is safe in the arms of Jesus.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, December 15 at West union Church of Christ, with Raymond Straight in charge. Interment was made in West Union cemetery.
Dearest Jimmie, thou hast left us,
And we cannot see thee more,
Yet the memories are with us
And they linger ever more.
Now our hearts are sad and lonely
Since thy voice we hear no more;
But ere long we hope to meet thee
On that bright eternal shore.
Day and night we sat beside him,
Hoping, praying he’d get well;
But this message came to cheer us:
Jesus doeth all things well.
Oh, dear Jimmie how we miss you.
Oh, how hard to give you up;
But the angels came down for you
And removed you from our lot.
Card of Thanks
We take this means of thanking our neighbors and friends for their help and kindness shown us during the illness and at the time of the death of our darling baby boy. Mr. & Mrs. Homer Jones and Family.
Source: Sioux City [Iowa] Journal; Monday, 11/27/1933
Following an extended sickness, Jack William Oldemeyer, 22 years old, 1820 Court street, passed away Sunday in a Sioux City hospital.
Jack was the son of Herman Oldemeyer, operator of a garage at Twenty-first and Court streets. He was born February 10, 1911, at Brush, Colo., and moved with his parents to Sioux City in 1914.
After being graduated from East high school in 1928 he attended Iowa State college at Ames for two years. He then matriculated in the University of Colorado at Boulder and was graduated from that institution in 1933. He was a member of Grace Methodist church. While in college he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Oldemeyer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in Christy’s funeral chapel. Rev. B.M. Watson will officiate and burial will be in Graceland Park cemetery.
Mrs. Anna Morris, 68, widow, died at 9:40 am Thursday at her home, 1413 W. Florence St.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Isaac Rowley; a brother, J. F. Winchell of Jonesboro, Ark; sisters: Mrs. Josephine McKinger of South Bend, Ind. and Mrs. Margaret Sarton of Peru, Ind.; and the step-mother, Mrs. Hattie Winchell of Louisville, KY.
Funeral at 2 pm Saturday at the home. Burial in Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.
1934 Return to Alphabetical index or Year index or Undated Obituaries
Source: Newspaper clipping, Issue: 1934
Miss Eleanor Young, the three months old daughter and only child of Ward and Irene Geldmacher Young, of near Lewisville, Ohio, passed away at their home about 12 o’clock Tuesday night following a short illness due to pneumonia.
She was born July 27, 1934, and died October 30, 1934. She is survived by her parents, the maternal grandmother of near Lewisville and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young of the home besides a number of other relatives and many friends who are saddened by her death.
Short funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home followed by final rites at St. John’s Middle Church near Lewisville, in charge of the pastor, Reverend Robert Johnson. Interment was in the Church cemetery.
The bereaved family has the sincere sympathy of their many friends.
Source: Newspaper clipping, Monroe County Ohio, August 1934
Daniel McMahon, aged 82 years, passed away at his home near Goudy's east of Woodsfield about 2:00 o'clock Tuesday morning August 14, 1934. He had been in failing health for several years but was seriously ill for only about two weeks.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Roena Warfield of Neffs and by two brothers, William J. McMahon of Neffs and John B. McMahon of west of Woodsfield. A number of other relatives and a host of friends also mourn his death.
Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon, short services being held at the home followed by final rites at Goudy church in charge of Elder C. L. Mellott of Woodsfield. Interment was in the church cemetery. [Daniel was born 12 September 1852 in Monroe County, a son of Isaac and Jennetta (Hanlon) McMahon]
Source: MONROE COUNTY, OHIO OBITUARIES, Vol 2 (22 Feb 1934)
Dr. A. F. Latta passed away at his home at Cumberland, Ohio according to word received this Thursday morning. He was born and reared in the Calais community and for many years was a successful practicing physician at Graysville before moving to Cumberland. He is survived by his son Dr. R. H. Latta of Graysville. Interment was made in Calais cemetery, Monroe. Co.
Source: The Monroe County Republican, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated Monday, April 30, 1934 Collection of Gertrude Christman Kahrig
Philip Rhines, aged 66 years, passed away at his home near West Marietta Street, Thursday evening, April 26, 1934, following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Rhines is survived by his widow, Mrs. Catherine Kahrig Rhines; one sister, Mrs. Henry Christman, of Ozark, Ohio; two brothers, William Rhines, of New Brighton, Pennsylvania; and George Rhines, of Ozark, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Rhines was employed as janitor at the First National bank for several years, He has many friends who are saddened to hear of his death.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, with short services at his late home at 1:30 o’clock, after which the remains were taken to the M. E. Church where final services were conducted at 2:00 o’clock by his pastor, the Reverend H. R. Chalfant. Burial was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.
Source: Quaker City [Ohio] Home Towner, Friday 27 April 1934
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home near Batesville for Mrs. Frank Neuhart, 60, a life-long resident of Noble County. Services were in charge of Rev. A. A. Gilmore and interment was made at Friends Cemetery.
She was married in 1890, her maiden name being Leach. Her husband and the following children survive; Forest A. and William O. Neuhart and Mrs. G. F. McPeek, Batesville; Mrs. Carlos Eshbaugh, Eldon; Mrs. Charles Betts, Freeport; and Gladys of the home. She also leaves five brothers, one sister and 17 grandchildren. One brother, a sister and one grandchild preceded her in death.
Source: The Marietta [OHIO] Times; 19 Nov 1934, p 10
NATIVE OF MARIETTA SUCCUMBS
Pearl McCurdy, 38, World War veteran, native of Marietta and a resident of this city until a year or two ago, died in Zanesville early Sunday morning. He was a victim of pneumonia with his death actually due to exposure according to Zanesville police.
Taken ill a few days ago McCurdy was attended at his home. He grew worse and developed a case of pneumonia. Late Saturday night, it is said, he arose from his bed and wandered away from the house. An alarm was given as soon as he was missed but before he was found, he had fallen unconscious to the ground and he died a short time afterward.
Marietta police were notified Sunday afternoon of McCurdy's death and were asked to communicate with relatives here. They were located and the body of the dead man was moved to Marietta late Sunday evening.
McCurdy attracted widespread local attention a few years ago when his disability claims were recognized by the government and he was paid a large sum of money in the way of compensatiion for war time injuries. Allowance of his claim established the fact that during many months of service in France, McCurdy had been gassed and had been wounded . . . [THIS ENTIRE LINE IS ILLEGIBLE] in the A. E. F. suffered more injuries than did any Marietta man and his record shows that he literally was shot to pieces.
During the years immediately following the war McCurdy spent most of his time in army hospitals. One operation followed another and finally he was discharged to take his place in civilian life. Then his claims were allowed. He married about that time and took up his home in Marietta. Domestic differences ended that union and later he secured a divorce. Again he married and since that time he and his second wife and their child have been living in Zanesville.
McCurdy was a son of the late Douglas and Clarabelle McCurdy of Douglas Avenue, West Side. In addition to his family in Zanesville he is survived by several brothers and sisters, Lawrence McCurdy of Cleveland, Mrs. Freda Meeks of Waverly, W. Va., Mrs. Frances McCullick of Williamstown, W. Va., Mrs. Goldie Smith of Columbus, and Walter and Geneva McCurdy of Marietta.
For a number of years McCurdy was actively connected with the American Legion and he will be accorded military rights at his funeral.
Source: Cambridge Jeffersonian (Cambridge, Ohio); Wednesday, 23 May 1934
Josiah B. Miller, aged 75, died at the Barnesville Hospital Tuesday morning at 9:25 o'clock. He was admitted Saturday for treatment and underwent an operation Monday night. Mr. Miller was born in Monroe County July 26, 1859, the son of Adam and Eliza Miller. He lived in this community the great part of his life and was engaged in farming. He leaves his wife, Sarah E. Miller, and several children. Funeral services will be held at the home three miles south of Barnesville on the Waterworks road Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. Tom Butterfield will officiate and burial will be made in Southern Cemetery.
Source: Summerfield news in the Noble County [Ohio] Leader; Wednesday, 9 May 1934
Funeral services for Emma, aged sixty-four years, wife of Elmer Hannahs of Route 1, whose death occurred Thursday evening, following an extended illness were conducted at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Valley Christian Church near Calais, by Rev. Barkus, of Cambridge. Interment was made in Calais Cemetery. Deceased was a daughter of Abel Carpenter and wife and had been a life long resident of the the Summerfield-Calais communities and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. In addition to her husband, she is survived by the following children; Mrs. Mattie Stephen of Calais, Mrs. Lousia Carpenter, Forest and Miles Route 1 and Ervin of the home; several grandchildren and sisters, Mrs. Belle Hannahs, Mrs. Able Brown and Mrs. Louise Carpenter of Summerfield Route 1.
Mrs. Charles Kinkade (Cordelia Delano Atwood)
Source: a local Bently, Illinois, newspaper
Cordelia Delaney** Atwood was born Nov. 11 1851 at Picatanica, Illinois. At an early age she came with her parents to Keokuk, Iowa.,where her father was engaged in the foundry business. When seven years old they moved to a farm one mile north of Oakwood, Illinois where she received her education.
On Nov. 24, 1872 she was united in marriage with Charles A. Kinkade and spent the first 2 years of married life in Iowa and Illinois. Later they moved to Missouri where they lived for 15 years. They then returned to Keokuk where they remained a short time when they took a homestead near Dodge City, Kansas. This they later sold and took a homestead in Ferry county, Washington.
Because of advancing age and declining health Mrs. Kinkade has spent the last 3 years. in the home of her daughter. Edna Smith in Bently, Illinois. She was cared for there until she passed away on Monday morning, April 8th at 2 ‘ clock at the age of 82 yrs., 4 mo., and 28 days.
Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs Kinkade, five of whom survive her. The eldest Andrew Kinkade died in infancy. Those who remain are, Mrs. Edna Ellen Smith, Alonzo Pearley, Emma Myrtle, Charles Frank,and William Stansberry Kinkade. These with 20 grandchildren join the bereaved husband in his sorrow.
At an early age Mrs. Kinkade united with the Christian Church continuing a member through her life. In 1892 she became a member of the Rebecca Order.
Funeral services were held in the Christian church in Bently, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 conducted by Rev. J.W. Pearson of Kahoka, MO., and assisted by Rev. W.A. Taylor of Denver. Two solos, "Death Is But a Dream" and “The City Four Square" were sung by Robert Meadows, accompanied by Margarite O'Brien of Denver. Those in attendance from Kahoka were: Mrs.
J.W. Pearson, Mrs. Rachel Dixon, Mrs. Kate Widmore, Rachel Bales, Ben
Kinkade and Jesse Hall and family, and W.S. Kinkade and son Charles, of Dodge City, Kansas.
" There is springtime in my soul today, For when the Lord is near. The dove of peace sings in my heart, The flowers of grace appear. There is gladness in my soul today, And hope, and praise and love
For blessings which he has given me now--For joys laid up above".
**Submitter’s Note: This should be Delano.
Source: Barnesville Enterprise, Barnesville, Ohio; 8 November 1934
The death of Mildred L. Phillips occurred at her home south of Barnesville early Tuesday morning, following a few weeks' illness of septic sore throat.
The deceased was born near Barnesville, May 8, 1915, and was a daughter of David and Mary Bunting Phillips. She graduated from the public schools in the class of 1934 and has been employed in the Cook restaurant on Central Main Street until about three weeks ago when she became ill. Her death was unexpected and a great shock to her friends.
Besides her parents, she leaves several brothers and sisters, all of the home.
The remains were moved to the Campbell Funeral Home where services will be conducted at one o'clock this Thursday afternoon, by the Rev. A. W. Deutsch of the Bethel Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a member, and burial will be made Calais Cemetery.
Published in the Great Falls Tribune on Sunday February 11, 1934 on page 7.
Theo Dullum, 45, a Great Falls merchant for many years, dropped dead Saturday morning while on his was to breakfast at the state hospital at Warm Springs, according to word received by relatives. The body will be brought to Great Falls and funeral services held Tuesday afternoon at 2 at the W. M. George Chapel. The Rev. Goodwin T. Olson will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Death was attributed to a nervous breakdown from which Mr. Dullum had been suffering for many months. His condition became worse and on Jan. 17 he was taken to the state hospital for treatment.
Born at Brainerd, Minn., May 6, 1888, Mr. Dullum came to this city 23 years ago and with Warren Davis established the Valley Market, which he operated for more than 20 years. After Mr. Davis retired from the business, Mr. Dullum continued to run the place until the spring of 1932. The store was located at 15 Fourth Street South. After going out of business in 1932, Mr. Dullum became representative of the Booth Fishery of Seatle and St. Paul and shipped fish to the local markets.
He was a member of the Elks, Woodmen of the World and the Kiwanis Club, having been a charter member of the latter organization.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Emma Dullum, and son, Edward, 11 years old of this city and his father, a sister and several brothers in Minnesota.
Source: Monroe County Republican
Woodsfield, Ohio, November 1935
Melancthon Farnsworth was born February 4, 1856, in Monroe County, Ohio the son of Howard and Nancy Cronin Farnsworth. Mr. Farnsworth died November 8, 1935, in Ashland, Ohio. He married on September 7, 1873, to Sarah Jane
Markley. She was born January 13, 1858, in Monroe County and the daughter of Jacob and Mahala Hupp Markley. Mrs. Farnsworth died June 13, 1894, in Monroe County.
MONROE CO., OH - OBITUARIES, Vol. 2 
John L.B. Latta, 78, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Turner of Maple Ave. at midnight Monday, death being due to infirmities. Mr. Latta had been at the home of his daughter about 18 months. For 27 years prior to that he had been caretaker of the R.E. Emblem estate in Wheeling, W.VA. Injuries sustained in a fall from a wall on the above estate was the cause of his coming to Woodsfield for care, as he had been unable to work since then.
Besides Mrs. Turner he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles Feiber of Lewisville and one son in the west. The late Dave Latta was a half-brother.
Funeral services were held at the Woodsfield M.E. Church at 2:00 Wednesday, in charge of Rev. Homer Chalfant pastor. Interment in Oaklawn cemetery.
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Thursday, January 2,1936
Duncan Highman, well known resident of Sarahsville, died suddenly when stricken with a heart attack at the family home, Christmas Eve, Dec.24th, while the family had gathered and were opening the Christmas presents. Mr. Highman who was a prominant farmer and sheep raiser, was 72 years old. He was born in Woodsfield, Monroe County, but had lived most of his life in Noble County. His parents were Marquis and Mary Snyder Highman.
Surviving are his widow, eight children, S.O. Highman of Sarahsville; Thurman Highman,of Chicago; Arch Highman of Ashland; Clem Highman , of the home; Mrs. Mary Bradley and Mrs.Anna Schumate, both of Zanesville, and Miss Rita Highman, of the home; one sister and two brothers, Sylvester Highman of Ashland; Mrs. Ella Dougherty of Toronto; Charles Highman ,of Woodsfield,Ohio.
Funeral services were held from the late home Friday afternoon,
December 27 th, at 1:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Orton L. Orr and interment
was in The First Cemetery at Sarahsville.
(Published in The Spirit of Democracy, Thursday, January 2, 1936)
Jacob Burkhart (1893 - August 13, 1935)
J. BURKHART IS FOUND DEAD
WAR VETERAN TAKES OWN LIFE
WITH RIFLE AT BROWN'S GULCH -- Jacob Burkhart,42 year old bachelor veteran of
the World war was found dead in his Brown Gulch cabin late Wednesday, the lower
part of his head shot away by a high
All indications pointed to suicide and Acting Coronor Eugene McCarthy said he was satisfied that the man had killed himself. He apparently had placed the rifle barrel in his mouth and discharged the weapon.
Burkhart's body was discovered by a neighbor boy who passed the cabin where the man had lived alone. Investigating, McCarthy said he found no notes or other evidence left by the man to indicate that he contemplated suicide. Burkhart's brother, who lives only a short distance away from the place where the body was found, said that Jacob had suffered a partial stroke recently and had been despondent since. Burkhart had been through several major battles in the World war.
The remains were brought to theWaggener & Campbell Funeral Home to be prepared for interment.
Source: Wed., 11 Sept. 1935, Noble County [Ohio] Leader
Mrs. Samuel Leach aged sixty-four years, passed away at 12:30 Thursday morning at her home on Route 1, following a several weeks illness. She was a daughter of David Carpenter and wife of near Calais, and is survived, in addition to her husband, by the following children: Ellis, Barney, Lloyd, Acel, John and Mrs. Otto Carpenter, of Route 1, Arch and William of Belmont County, Mrs. Mancel Flood, of Batesville, and Mrs. Euclid Floyd of Sarahsville route and several brothers and sisters.
Following funeral services at her late home at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning, the body was taken to the Calais Cemetery for interment.
Source: Princeton Telegraph, Princeton, Missouri [date unknown]
Mrs. Loretta Maring, a resident of Mercer and Putnam Counties for almost half a century, passed away at her home in Lucerne Tuesday, April 9. She lost her eyesight some twenty years ago but she never let this affliction make her helpless. She insisted on living alone and performed her household duties. She performed them so efficient that it was marvelous to her friends. She kept informed on the current events through her radio.
Loretta Belle Kinkade, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Kinkade, was born in Monroe County, Ohio, October 18, 1854. She departed this life Tuesday, April 9, 1935, at the age of 80 years, 5 months, and 21 days.
At the age of six years she came to this country with her parents where they made their home in the vicinity of Exline, Iowa. At an early age she became a member of the Christian Church. To this cause she remained faithful to the day of her death. Some twenty years ago she had the misfortune to lose her eyesight. Although burdened with this affliction she never complained.
In the year 1869 she was united in marriage to Ford Maring who preceded her in death seven years ago. They also made their home near Exline where they resided several years. In 1880 they moved with their family to a farm near Lucerne, Missouri, after moving to Lucerne which was their home.
To this union seven children were born: Lawrence Ford Maring who died at the age of four months; John N. Maring of near Centerville, Iowa; Charles Maring of Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. Laura Hickman, Mrs. Florence Snyder, Fred Maring, and Thomas Maring, all living in the vicinity of Lucerne. She leaves to mourn her passing 6 children, 2 sisters, Mrs. Jennie Wales and Mrs. Kate Maring; one brother, Charles Kinkade; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving friends.
Funeral services were held at the Lucerne Christian Church Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. C. E. Nichols of Princeton. Internment was at the Ravanna Cemetery.
Source: Noble County Leader, Caldwell, Ohio; Wed., 17 July 1935
Allen Devoe, aged seventy years, passed away Saturday evening at his home in Lewisville, following an extended illness. Surviving him are his wife, formerly Etta Carpenter, of near Stafford, a daughter, Lyria, and a son Charles of Lewisville.
Funeral services were conducted at the home at two o'clock by Rev. Vice and the body laid at rest in the mausoleum in Oak Lawn cemetery at Woodsfield.
Source: newspaper clipping, name not given; Tuesday, September 3, 1935
Friend Staley, 50, of Porters Falls, Wetzel County, was instantly killed at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in the No. 1 tunnel on the Short Line division of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad near Porter Falls. He is believed to have set down on the track to rest, about twenty feet from the entrance, unaware of the approach of a freight train.
Staley was struck and the first intimation the crew had of the accident was the discovery of the body by men on the rear caboose as the train cleared the mangled body. The train was at once stopped and the accident reported, while the remains were removed to the Wharton funeral home at New Martinsville, pending completion of funeral arrangements.
Staley was a native of Wetzel county and was for 36 years an employee of the Manufacturers Light & Heat company compressing station at Porters Falls, working in the capacity of second engineer. He was married and leaves a family, two sons being employed in the Weirton mills. The formal inquest will be held today. One foot was severed, leg bones badly mangled and the head crushed.
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H. P. Gillespie
Source: Newspaper clipping, Issue: 1936
Dr. H. P. Gillespie, aged 69 years, passed away at his home on north main street at 9:00 o’clock Wednesday morning, He had been in failing health for some time but was able to be out in an automobile on Tuesday. He suffered a heart attack on Wednesday morning which resulted in his death.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. A. R. Burkhart, of Eastern Avenue and two sons, Dr. Myron Gillespie of North Main Street and Dr. Emerson Gillespie of Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren; two brothers Reverend Hugh Gillespie of Cincinnati, and T. T. Gillespie of Woodsfield Route 4; and three sisters, Mrs. R. V. Boyd of Newark, Ohio; Mrs. W. A. Cronin of Paul Street and Mrs. Charles R. Norris of Woodsfield Route 4, a number of other relatives also survive.
Dr. Gillespie was a highly respected citizen of Woodsfield having resided here for the past several years. Through this profession he contacted many people thereby making scores of friends who are saddened to learn of his death.
The body was removed to the Bauer, Willison & Turner funeral home where it was prepared for burial and on Wednesday evening was returned to the family home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 o’clock Friday afternoon at the home in charge of Reverend Henry Fox, pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, and burial will be made in Oaklawn cemetery.
Dr. Gillespie came to Woodsfield from Lebanon about twenty years ago, and in both communities was a very successful physician, due not only to natural ability, but the close application to his profession.
Word has been received here of the death of Andrew Burkhart, 74, and well known resident of Seneca township, which occurred on Wednesday morning of last week at the State Hospital, Athens, in which institution he has been confined for about two weeks prior to his death.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Schwallie, of Lewisville Route 4, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Lou Teufel of Wheeling, WV; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Weisend of Lewisville, Route 4.
The remains were returned to Monroe County, where funeral services were held and burial made near Lewisville, Route 4.
Obituary for Anton P. Burkhart (May 26, 1861 – March 17, 1936)
Source: Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Thursday, 5 Nov. 1936
QUAKER CITY--Nov. 5, Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Carpenter, 88, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home near Batesville, south of here, with Rev. A. A. Gilmore, of the Flushing M. E. Church in charge. Interment will be in Calais Cemetery.
Mrs. Carpenter died early Wednesday morning at the home. She was a daughter of Gillespie and Seville Carpenter and was born in Monroe County where she spent the greater part of her life. Her husband, James Carpenter, died March 9, 1915. She was a member of the Calais M. E. Church.
Nine children survive, as follows: Elizabeth Carpenter, Vincent Carpenter, Angeline Carpenter, Calvin Carpenter, Mrs. Addie Starr, Mrs. Maude Leach and Hallie Carpenter. One brother Henry Carpenter, also survives.
Alvin Barker, son of Moses and Sally Barker, whose death occured at 3:00 o'clock on Wednesday morning. Aug. 12, 1936 at his home near West Union, was born May 26, 1847, aged 89 years, 2 months and 17 days and was the last of a family of 12 children. He was united in marriage to Mary Truax on Apr. 8, 1868. To this union were born two sons and four daughters. After his wife's death in 1883 he was united in marriage to Sarah Norman Metz on Oct. 30, 1884. To this union one daughter was born. Surviving are his wife, Sarah, two sons, Charles D. Barker, of Sardis, and A.E. Barker of Long Island, N.Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Lucinda Conley of Ashtabula, O., Mrs. Mary Jane Hoskins of Quaker City; and Mrs. Olive Wood of Sardis; two daughters preceded him in death. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 14, at 1:00 o'clock at the church of Christ at West Union with Evangelist H. E. Taylor conducting the services. burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mr. Barker obeyed the gospel at an early age and remained a faithful Christian until death. Provided by Karen Rouse
Source: Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Monday, 25 May 1936
The death of Mrs. Sarah E. Miller, aged 74, occurred Friday evening at 8:35 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie McElroy, on the Barnesville-Somerton pike. The deceased was born May 12, 1862, near Calais, the daughter of Randolph and Jane Carpenter. She spent the greater part of her life in Monroe County, moving to Barnesville 15 years ago, and eight years ago Mr. and Mrs. Miller moved to a home on the Somerton pike. She was united in marriage to Josiah Miller April 24, 1880, who preceded her in death May 22, 1934, and since his death she has resided with her daughter. Mrs. Miller was a women of many fine qualities and will be greatly missed by her family and a wide circle of friends. She leaves six daughters and a son, Mrs. Jennie McElroy and Mrs. Lila Thornberry of Barnesville, Mrs. Clara Young and Mrs. Lucy Young, Lewisville; Mrs. Blanche Friday, Cleveland; Mrs. Marie Sample, of Sawyerwood, and Fred Miller, of Bucyrus; three sisters and a brother, Mrs. Mary L. Bunting, Lewisville R.D.; Mrs. Maggie Kerr, Newark; Mrs. Viola Bristler, Steubenville, and Orris Carpenter, of Lewisville R. D.; also 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by two daughters. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at McElroy home conducted by Rev. A. W. Deutsch, pastor of the Main Street M. E. Church. Interment was made in Southern Cemetery.
Yoho, William Eugene Yoho
Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, September 14, 1936
Yoho, William Eugene , 89, well-known Ohio county farmer and a resident of Peter's Run road for the past 44 years, succumbed to an illness of five months duration at 6:08 o'clock, Sunday evening, at his home. Mr. Yoho was born in Monroe county, Ohio, August 13, 1847, a son of Jacob and Christina Stein Yoho. He came to Ohio county nearly half a century ago and had engaged in farming up until the time of his illness. His wife, Sarah E. Smith Yoho preceded him in death 12 years ago.
Surviving are three sons, five daughters, two half-brothers, three half-sisters, 28 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Crider funeral home where services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. A. Coleman Brown, pastor of the Elm Grove Methodist church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Stone Church cemetery.
Source: The Monroe County Beacon,
Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, February 25, 1937
Mrs. Lucille Heft, aged 24 years, and wife of Francis Heft of Lewisville, Ohio passed away at her home about 4:30 Monday morning, February 22, 1937. Mrs. Heft gave birth to a daughter on Friday, February 12, 1937, and a few days later suffered an attack of scarlet fever which resulted in her death.
Surviving are her husband, the infant daughter named Joan Lucille Heft and one son Paul Heft, aged three years. Her father Royden Harper, of Lewisville, Route 2, also survives in addition to the following sisters and brothers: Phyllis Harper, who resides with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Harper of near Malaga, Ohio; Lloyd Harper of Smithville, Ohio; Vivian and Ray of Lewisville, Route 2; and Virgil of St. Clairsville, Ohio. Many other relatives also survive. Her mother preceded her in death several years ago.
Private funeral services were held at the home at 9 a.m. Tuesday in charge of Reverend Robert Johnson, pastor of the Lewisville Evangelical Church. Burial was made in Friendship cemetery at Lewisville.
Mrs. Heft was well known in the Lewisville community and had made for herself scores of friends who are deeply grieved to learn of her death. She will be sadly missed not only in the home with by all who knew her. Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.
Enos W. Brownfield
Source: The Monroe County Republican, Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, November 25, 1937
Funeral services for Enos W. Brownfield, 86, a native of Monroe County, Ohio and who lived until 1919 in the Calais community, were held Thursday morning at the home of his son John Brownfield in Noble County, Ohio.
He is survived by 12 children: Mrs. Mary E. Carpenter, of near Quaker City, Ohio; Mrs. Edna Long of Batesville, Ohio; James E. Brownfield of
Batesville; Ben Brownfield of Zanesville, Ohio; Charles and John of near Quaker City; Chris of Columbus, Ohio; Dan Brownfield and Mrs. Rosa Rudolph of near Quaker City; Mrs. Anna Roe and Cecil Brownfield of Zanesville, and Lena Brownfield of Chicago. Also surviving is one sister, Sarah Brownfield of Columbus.
Mr. Brownfield was a fine citizen and his death is mourned by many friends and neighbors, especially of the older generation.
The death of Mr. Simon Burkhart, 71, a well known resident of West South Street, occurred in his home Friday night, after being confined to his bed a few days. He had been in failing health for quite a while, but his death came unexpectedly.
The deceased was a native of Monroe County and for many years was a farmer in the Miltonsburg community. About one year ago he retired and located in Barnesville. Besides his wife, Thresa Burkhart, he is survived by three children: Raymond Burkhart, Lewisville; Alfred and Mary Elizabeth Burkhart in the home; one sister, Woodsfield.
The body, in charge of the Steele Funeral directors, was prepared for burial and funeral service was conducted in the Church of the Assumption Monday morning at nine o'clock, Father Carney officiating. Interment was made at Miltonsburg.
Source: Unknown newspaper (see 2nd obituary below)
Hazel J. Leach, daughter of Homer and Martha Gregg Powell, was born Feb. 19, 1907, departed this life April 10, 1937, aged 30 years, one month and 21 days. She was united in marriage June 9, 1928, to Arch Leach. To this union was born five children: Homer Rex, 8; Arch Neil, 7; Gervis Rollens, 5; Florence Carol, 3; and Barbara Jean, one month and 19 days; who are left without a mother at a very young and tender age. The father and young husband is left to miss his kind, loving and devoted help mate. Her father and mother and one sister are also left. So sadly bereaved that human words of sympathy cannot ease their aching hearts. Three brothers and one sister have gone on before her to the home beyond the skies. Hazel’s home, husband and children were her first thought. She sacrificed her sweet young life for all. If she had lived her allotted three score years and ten she could have done no nobler. She has done what she could. The Master will say well done, Hazel.
Dearest Hazel thou has left us,
And our loss we deeply feel,
But ‘tis God that hast bereft us—
He will all our sorrows heal;
For in heaven we hope to meet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.
CARD OF THANKS
We also take this means of thanking all our neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us at the time of our bereavement. Also thanking the singers and Rev. Walters for words of comfort and Mr. Eberly for the way he conducted services, and all those who sent flowers.
MOTHER and SISTER.
Hazel Leach nee Powell (2nd obit)
Source: Noble County [Caldwell, Ohio] Leader; Wednesday, 21 April 1937
The death of Hazel, aged thirty years, wife of Arch Leach, of Quaker City, occurred Saturday, April 10, near McConnelsville, following an illness. The body was brought to the home of her parents, Homer Powell and wife, near Batesville, where funeral services were held Monday with interment in Beaver Cemetery near Batesville. Surviving, in addition to her immediate family and parents, is one sister, Mrs. Cleve Carpenter, of near Quaker City route.
Muhlbach, Catharine Muhlbach nee
Source—Newsclipping From the Andrew Christman Scrapbook Collection
Muhlbach, Catharine Schneider, aged 84 years, 11 months and 18 days, was born at Malaga, Ohio, August 6, 1852; the oldest child of George and Elizabeth Fleahman Schneider, and departed this life July 24, 1937, at her home at Lower Salem. She moved with her parents to Neuhart Ridge, where she spent her younger days. She was united in marriage with Theodore Muhlbach of near Harrietsville, March 28, 1888. They went to Batesville, Jackson County, Virginia, and lived on a farm there for fifteen years, then they moved to Lower Salem, Ohio, where she spent the remainder of her life.
Her husband preceded her in death seventeen years ago. Two sisters and one brother survive; Louise Hoff, of Antioch; Anna Christman, of Woodsfield, and John Schneider, of Woodsfield, Route 1. Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death; George, Fred, and Henry Schneider and Margaret McMahon. She was confirmed in the Evangelical Church of Woodsfield, and never joined any other church.
Funeral services were conducted at her home, at Lower Salem, July 27, 1937, by W. W. McClure, of Marietta Minister and undertaker. Interment was made in the Universalist Cemetery, near Lower Salem.
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Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, 1938
Accident Fatal To Andrew Brubach: brother of local men killed by freight train: Andrew Brubach of Conneautville, Pa., formerly of Woodsfield and brother to S. S. Brubach and Charles Brubach of Woodsfield was killed Friday when his car was hit by a freight train.
Surviving are his wife and five children, also five brothers, S. S. Brubach and Charles Brubach of Woodsfield; George Brubach of Lewisville; O. B. Brubach of Summerfield and Ed Brubach of Canton.
Funeral services were held at Conneautville Monday. Those attending the funeral from here were S. S. Brubach and Ben Brubach of Woodsfield; George Brubach of Lewisville; O. B. Brubach and son Clarence of Summerfield.
Mr. Brubach was a son of the late Jacob Brubach and operated a blacksmith shop where the Mowder & Zerger garage is now located on Sycamore Street, several years ago.
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 18, 1938
Lawrence Ackerman, age 12, was accidentally struck by an automobile driven by Arnold Schwall of Woodsfield last Tuesday afternoon. The accident occurred one mile east of Lewisville on the Lewisville-Woodsfield road. Lawrence suffered a fractured skull and crushed chest when he struck the pavement.
Lawrence was coming toward Woodsfield with his little wagon. When he came to the driveway of a filling station, Mr. Schwall approached him from the rear and blew his horn. Instead of turning off the main highway into the driveway to let Mr. Schwall pass, Lawrence turned directly across the pavement in front of the car. It is believed that he thought Mr. Schwall wanted to drive into the driveway of the filling station and turned across the pavement to get out of the way.
Lawrence was removed to a Barnesville hospital where he died early Thursday morning.
Since the death of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ackerman, he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weber, one mile east of Lewisville. Mabel Ackerman of Woodsfield is a sister of Lawrence.
Source: Newspaper clipping, Monroe County Ohio, April 1938
John B. McMahon, aged 72 years, highly respected resident of West of Woodsfield, passed away at his home Tuesday evening [correct is 12 April 1938] following a two weeks' illness.
He is survived by two sons, William of the home and Albert of Adena, Ohio. Many more distant relatives and scores of friends also mourn his departure.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon at the late home in charge of Minister J. V. A. Traylor, pastor of the Woodsfield Church of Christ. Burial will be made beside his wife in Oaklawn cemetery.
Mr. McMahon was a fine citizen and his death is a personal loss to many friends, as well as to his near relatives.
Caroline Rhines nee Kahrig
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated Thursday, April 7, 1938
Mrs. Caroline Rhines, age 67, passed away at 12:00 o’clock noon, Wednesday, at her home near West Marietta Street, Woodsfield, Ohio following a week's illness. She was the widow of Phillip Rhines, who died four years ago.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Gus Kilburn and Mrs. Henry Kilburn, of Monroefield, and Mrs. Freda Weir, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; two brothers, Fred Kahrig, of Woodsfield, and Philip Kahrig, of near Lewisville, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at the M. E. Church, Friday afternoon, at 2:00 o’clock with the Reverend A. R. Brown officiating. Burial will be made in Oaklawn cemetery.
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, dated Monday, June 6, 1938
On September 30, 1900, an angel from heaven delivered a bright little babe to the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Christman, of Woodsfield, Ohio. This babe, their only daughter, was named Mary Lorena. On Tuesday morning, May 17, 1938, God again sent an angel to visit us, this time the angel of Death, who slipped his hand in hers and led her through the dark Valley of Death to again resume her work in Heaven.
At the time of her death she was just 37 years, 7 months and 17 days old. When she was a small child, she became a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was married to Pearl E. Sims on June 18, 1916. Five children were born to this union. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, children Gerald, Ruth, Vera, Edna, Mary Jean, her mother and father, two brothers, Arthur and Walter, and a host of other relatives and friends.
From the beginning of her lengthy illness until her death she was never heard to complain. Until the end her faith in her God was unshaken. Our loving hands and faithful service of our doctors could not help her suffering, so God called her home to a land where pain and sorrow are unknown.
The body was brought to the
Bauer, Willison & Turner Funeral Home and returned to the family home, Tuesday
evening. Funeral services were held in charge of Rev. Harry Bates of the Free
Methodist Church, at the home of her parents on South High Street on Thursday
afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the home. Her body was laid to rest in OakLawn
Cemetery, where she will await that day when God shall call all men before his
throne on High.
I cannot say, and I will not say
That she is dead - she is just away!
With a cherry smile, and a wave of the hand,
She has wandered into a better land.
And left us dreaming how very fair
It neets must be, since she lingers there.
And you - O you, who the mildest yearn
For the old-time sleep and the glad return -
Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here;
Think of her still as the same, I say:
She is not dead - she is just away.
Source: OBITUARIES OF MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, Vol 2, p 22
Catherine Anna Duffy was born June 28, 1883 near Antioch, and passed away November 13, 1938, at her home in Antioch. She was the only child of John M. and Harriet Davidson Duffy.
She united with the M.E. Church at seventeen years of age and lived a life worthy of imitation, was active in church work as long as health permitted.
She was married on March 11, 1900, to B. O. Mayfield. To this happy union two daughters and one son were born: Mrs. Love Fisher, Mrs. Josie Dougherty and John Mayfield.
Mrs. Mayfield is survived by her husband, two daughters, one son and four grandchildren, Ruth and Phyllis Dougherty and Dorothy and Betty Fisher, and a host of friends and so closes the earthly career of a good woman.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches and loving favors rather than silver and gold.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, November 15th, in the M.E. Church in charge of Rev. J.L. Baker, of Fairview, formerly of Antioch, and Rev. L.K. Adams, of Antioch. Burial was in the Antioch cemetery.
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Marguerite Brubach (nee Matz)
Source: Newspaper clipping, August 1939
Mrs. Marguerite Brubach, nee Matz, was born February 15, 1852, at Ober-Schlattersbach, Rhein - Pfaltz Byron, Germany, the daughter of Peter and Eva Matz. She died August 21, 1939, at the age of 87.
She was baptized and confirmed in Germany. At the age of 17, she made the trip from Germany to this country alone, settling in Woodsfield, Ohio. She was united in marriage with Karl Brubach on January 30, 1873. In 1923, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Their union was blessed with two children: Henry Brubach and Mrs. Minnie Claus, of Lewisville. She was preceded in death by the son, Henry, who died the twelfth of September 1928; and her husband on the 21st of October 1933.
She is mourned by her two sisters: Mrs. Mary Stauch and Mrs. Eva Hettig; by four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, besides many other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Claus, and at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, (Middle Church) Wednesday afternoon, August 23. The interment was at St. John’s cemetery. Rev. William R. Walch officiated.
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated January 30, 1939
William Thomas Christman, aged 66, passed away at his home in south Woodsfield, Sunday morning. He had been ill since August. Mr. Christman was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Christman.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Smith Christman, two sons, Walter, of the home, and Arthur Christman, of Woodsfield, and several grandchildren. His daughter, Mrs. Pearl Sims, preceded him in death several months ago. One brother, Henry Christman, of Woodsfield, R. 3, and one sister, Mrs. Barbara Diehl, of Clinton, Missouri, also survive.
The body was brought to the Bauer, Willison & Turner Funeral Home and returned to the late home, Sunday evening.
Funeral services will be held at the late home, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with Rev. Harry bates, of Sugar Creek, Ohio, former pastor of the Woodsfield F. M. church, officiating. Burial will be made in OakLawn cemetery.
Source: Noble County Leader, Caldwell, Ohio; Thursday, 28 December 1939
Tony Carpenter, aged fifty years, World War veteran and a lifelong resident of Calais, died Saturday evening at University Hospital in Columbus, following a several weeks illness from tularemia (rabbit fever). The body was brought to the Brubach Funeral Home and prepared for burial and later removed to his late home. Funeral services were held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon in the Calais Methodist Church and interment was made in the Calais Cemetery. Surviving the deceased are his widow, formerly Hazel Taylor, two sons, Virgil and Berle, and a daughter, Irene, of the home, and one sister, Mrs. Della Buntin, of Calais.
Source: from the Florence Wilson scrapbooks at the Barnesville, Ohio, Library; July, 1939
The death of Mrs. John W. Bunting highly esteemed Highland Ave. resident occurred at her home early Tuesday morning following an illness of several weeks.
Lucetta Morris Bunting, a daughter of Thomas and Caroline Morris was born Feb. 11, 1872 in Monroe County where she lived in early life. She had been a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and was zealous in her belief. Besides her husband, she is survived by ten children; Wilburt Bunting in the home; Elmer, Roy, Lawrence and Thomas Bunting, Mrs. Rose Huntsman, Mrs. Hazel Carpenter, Mrs. Maggie McCort, Barnesville; Mrs. Angie Butler, Flushing; Mrs. Sylvia Pierce, Cleveland. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Miley Carpenter and Mrs. Dianne Morris, Calais; Mrs. Henry Ullom, Lewisville; Mrs. Garfield Drake, Olivett; John and Adolph Morris, Lewisville, Grover Morris, Lilly Chapel; Alva and Dory Morris, Fly.
Funeral services Thursday afternoon in East Main Street Church of Christ at 2:30 conducted by Evangelist Johnson of Marietta. Burial will be made in Southern Cemetery in charge of Campbell Funeral directors.
Schneider, John J. Schneider
Source—Newsclipping From the Andrew Christman Scrapbook Collection July 19, 1939 This date was penciled in the clipping
Schneider, John J., aged 74 years, died suddenly at his home near Antioch about 12:00 o'clock noon Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Homer and George, of Woodsfield; and two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Marple of Woodsfield, and another daughter of the home, besides many more distant relatives and friends including two sisters, Mrs. Henry Hoff, of Antioch, and Mrs. Andrew Christman of Woodsfield.
He was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church. Short funeral services will be held at the late home at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon followed by final rites at the Neuhart Baptist Church. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Source: Noble County Leader, Caldwell, Ohio; Thursday, 21 September 1939
Funeral services for Henry Carpenter, aged seventy-four years, lifelong resident of Calais, were held Monday of last week in the Methodist Church and interment was made in the Calais Cemetery. Deceased was the son of Gillespie and Elizabeth Carpenter and his death occurred Saturday afternoon at the home of his son, Jacob, of Quaker City route. Four sons survive, in addition to a number of relatives.
John J. Schneider
July 19, 1939 This date was penciled in the clipping
John J. Schneider, aged 74 years, died suddenly at his home near Antioch about 1:00 o'clock noon Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Homer and George, of Woodsfield; and tow daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Marple, of Woodsfield, and another daughter of the home, besides many more distant relatives and friends including two sisters, Mrs. Henry Hoff, of Antioch and Mrs Andrew Christman of Woodsfield.
He was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church.
Short funeral services will be held at the late home at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon followed by final rites at the Neuhart Baptist Church, Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Source: The Cortland [Nebraska] News; Thursday, 2 Mar 1939, p-1
William Schell was born December 22, 1859, in Miltenburg, Ohio. He came to Nebraska with his parents in 1872. He was married to Emma Wolters in 1902. To this union were born four daughters and four sons.
He passed away February 23, 1939 in a Beatrice hospital after a short illness. He was the last in his family to answer the final summons. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Congregational church, conducted by Rev. McKenzie, followed by interment in the Princeton cemetery, where he was laid to rest beside his wife and daughter. The funeral arrangements were in charge of the Mincks Mortuary of Beatrice.
CARD OF THANKS
We hereby express our sincere thanks to our many kind neighbors and friends, for their kindness and sympathy received during the illness and death of our father.
The Schell Family
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Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, 1940
Fred Norris, aged 53, of Jackson Ridge, died Tuesday afternoon at 3:15 o’clock in North Wheeling Hospital, where he had been receiving treatment since Thursday, August 15th, when he fell upon a scythe while sharpening it, being severely cut. He had undergone several blood transfusions.
Mr. Norris was a lifelong resident of Monroe County and had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Hawkins Norris and the following children: Mrs. Helen Ellis and James Norris, of Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Wilma Byers of Martins Ferry; Luther Norris, of Columbus; Margaret and Ray, of the home. Two brothers, Walter and Clarence Norris, and his father, Isaac Norris, all of Woodsfield Route 4, also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Neuhart Ridge Baptist Church with burial in the Church cemetery.
Belle Hoskinson, mother of Mrs. Okey Slider of Sardis, Ohio, was born near Sardis and passed away quietly at Homeworth, Ohio, on Wednesday morning, February 21, at 11:40 a.m. She had been in failing health for several years and bedfast for the last two weeks. The body arrived at the home of her daughter Mrs. Okey Slider at Sardis on Friday, February 23rd. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Sardis Methodist Church, State Route 7, Sardis. Burial was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Albert Jennie, Homeworth, Ohio, Mrs. Harry Slider, Paden City, W. Va., Mrs. Okey Bowen, Fly, Mrs. Ben Christopher, Alliance, Ohio, Mrs. Chas. Martin, North Benton, Ohio, Mr. A. R. Hoskinson of North [line appears to be missing] Hoskinson, Paden City, Mr. Charles Hoskinson of New Matamoras, Ohio, Mr. E. D. Hoskinson, Ambridge, Pa., Mr. J. W. Hoskinson, Crooksville, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband twenty-six years ago, and one daughter one year ago. She is also survived by forty-four grandchildren, and twenty-seven great grandchildren and two brothers, Mr. William Cooley of New Matamoras and Mr. Daniel Cooley of Paden City, W. Va., Composed by Charles Gardner, a grandchild.
Spirit of Democracy. (April 4, 1940):
"Two Killed in Auto Accident near Newark, Ohio Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Mobberly succumb after accident. Mrs. Forrest Mobberly, daughter of Duncan Dillon of S. Main Street was instantly killed in an auto accident Wednesday. Her husband, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Milton Mobberly died Wednesday night in a Newark hospital having been critically injured in the wreck.
Mr. & Mrs. Mobberly together with Donald Calville, the driver, and Miss Ruth Stallings and Mrs. Vincent Mascarilli, all of Steubenville, were enroute to Columbus when the accident occurred. It is stated that their car skidded on slippery pavement and collided with a truck, near Kirkersville, about 15 miles south of Newark.
Mr. & Mrs. Mobberly are survived by two children, in addition to many relatives in Woodsfield and Graysville communities. Mrs. Mobberly was 42. (She was really 44 at the time of accident.)
The body of Mrs. Mobberly was brought to the home of her father this Thursday morning and the body of her husband will be brought to the Dillon home this afternoon. No funeral arrangements have been made at this time.
Double Funeral Held
Double funeral services held for Mr. & Mrs. Mobberly, victims in an auto accident were held Saturday afternoon. Short services were held a thte home of Mrs. Mobberly's father, Duncan Dillon of S. Main Street at 2:00 and were followed by final rites at the Methodist Church with Rev. Mr. Rogers of Weirton, W.Va. as the principal officiating minister. Burial was made in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Weirton.
Mr. & Mrs. Mobberly are survived by two daughters, Mrs. Paul Gilmore of Springboro and Miss Bernadine of the home.
Surviving Mrs. Mobberly besides her father Duncan Dillon, are brothers Lawrence or Woodsfield and Guy of Stuebenville. Surviving Mr. Mobberly, who was the son of late Mr. & Mrs. Milton Mobberly of Graysville, are the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. B. L. Allen, of Independence, Kansas, Mrs. J. W. Allen of Woodsfield, Ohio, Mrs. W. R. Coss, Mrs. Harry Scott, J. Foster Mobberly of Zanesville an Errett Mobberly of Graysville.
In response to my question, "How did it happen that none of the kids were along?" Brenda Eva Reilley Hunsberger, the source of this article, wrote, "My grandmother, who was their daughter, was married with 3 children of her own. My grandmother was 24 when they died and her sister, Bernadeen, was 14. My grandmother took Bernadeen in after their deaths and finished raising her until she was an adult." In a later e-mail message Brenda wrote, “My mom told me that the driver of the car hit the truck because the truck had run a stop sign and that it was a Coca-Cola truck.”
Thomas Prall Lendon, for many years a resident of the Morristown-Flushing district, died Friday (June 14, 1940 ) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Everett Wilson of near Morristown. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Wilson home. Rev. Charles Gray of the Henrysburg Methodist church conducted the services. Sells, of Henrysburg, was in charge. Interment was made in St. Clairsville. Mr. Lendon was the son of Thomas and Amy (Seibert ) Lendon, his father being a native of Ireland. He was born on March 2, 1858 in Washington, Pa. Those bereaved by his death are four daughters, Mrs. George Ward of Columbus, Mrs. Jack Brenza of Cleveland, Mrs. Ross Diday of Bellaire and Mrs .Everett Wilson, three sons, Raymond, Wilbur, and Leonard, all of Flushing. Two sisters Mrs. Rose Landers of Armstrong Mills and Mrs. Margaret Hendershot of Beallsville, one brother, Hudson Lendon of Glencoe. Buried in: St. Clairsville Cemetery -- Buried on Tuesday because of bad weather.
Mrs. Mary Mabel Mobley, 63, wife of Vincent Mobley, died at her home in Fulton Sunday night following an extended illness. She was born in Monroe county, October 17,1877, the daughter of Adam and Hannah Jane Pfeiffer and was married to Mr, Mobley at Marietta on Nov, 28, 1894. The family had lived in Fulton for 16 years, moving there from Bedford. She was a member of the Fulton Methodist church and the Pythian Sisters.
Surviving are four children, Addel Mobley, at home, and Mrs. Calvin Buell, of Fulton, and Mrs. Charles Forsley and Dewey F. Mobley, both of Marietta. a foster son, Charles Swartz, of Fulton. two sisters,Mrs. James Gordon (Jordan) of West Virginia,and Mrs.Emma Pfeiffer Briggs of Arkansas, and four brothers, Frank and Arthur of West Virginia, Lewis Pfeiffer, of Sabina, and Joseph Pfeiffer of Marietta.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Fulton Wednesday afternoon. Burial was made in the Fulton cemetery, (1940)
Jeffersonian Quaker City, Oh, Feb 12, 1940
Roland J Danford, 86, resident of the Bates Hill community in Noble county for 63 years, died Monday at 3 a.m. at his home one half mile south of Salesville. He has been ill of heart trouble for several months. The deceased was born in Noble County on April 10, 1854, and was the last of a family of 11 children. He was united in marriage on Sept 2, 1875 to Miss Nancy Wilson who survives and to this union seven children were born.
Surviving are the following children, Mrs Charles Ruby, Mrs John Groves, Mrs Clyde Stallings and Mrs Grover Stallings, Salesville R.D., Mrs Homer Rich, Quaker City R.D., Garfield Danford, Caldwell R.D. 4 and Mrs Thoburn Britton, Quaker City, RD.
Brief funeral services will be held Wednesday
at noon at the home and additional rites will be conducted upon arrival at
Quaker City Methodist church by the pastor, Rev Mr Warner. Interment will
be made in the Friends cemetery.
Source: OBITUARIES OF MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, compiled by Kathy Schafer Romick, page 62
Minnie Marty Harrison, daughter of Randolph and Mary Kurtzman Marty, was born January 21, 1868, and passed away in the Wetzel County Hospital at New Martinsville, at 2:30 o'clock on June 8, 1940, at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 17 days.
In 1896 she was united in marriage to George Harrison. To this union were born a son and a daughter.
She was a member of the Mt. Union United Brethern Church, having always lived a devoted unselfish life and was loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Heslop of Paden City; a son, Harry, of Wheeling; six grandchildren; four sisters and six brothers; Mrs. Henry Tubaugh, Sardis; Mrs. Mary Butler, Clarington; Mrs. Clara English and Mrs. Ella Warrick, Barnesville; William, Albert, Julius and Jacob Marty, Bridgeport; Rev. R. A. Marty, Minerva, Ohio; Wesley Marty, Hannibal, and a large number of other relatives and friends.
On Monday, June 10th, short funeral services were held in the home with final rites at Mt. Vernon church in charge of Rev. Dangel and Rev. Heinlein. Interment was made in the cemetery there.
Published in the Cannelton Telegram on March 1, 1940
Sylvester D. Morris dies Thursday
Sylvester David Morris passed away at his home near Newtonville, Thursday morning, February 29 at 3:00 AM following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered Saturday afternoon. The deceased was born in Perry County, near Ranger, December 12, 1878, the oldest son of George and Elizabeth Pannett Morris. He had attained the age of 62 years, 2 months and 17 days. He had spent most of his life in this county, more than thirty years he resided in Tell City. About a year ago he moved to his farm near Newtonville because ill health compelled him to leave the factories, but to no avail as he has been ill most of the past year.
Mr. Morris is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna May Morris; his daughter, Mrs. Omer Patmore, this city; a son, George Morris of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cox of Tell City, Mrs. Walter Rowley of Indianapolis, Mrs. Charles Thrasher of Owensboro, Ky; three brothers, Henry Morris of near Dale, James and John of Owensboro, Ky.
Mr. Morris has been a frequent visitor here and has made many friends who will regret to hear of his death. Funeral services will be held at the Huber funeral home, Saturday afternoon, with continued services at the Deer Creek Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
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Margaret E. Claus (nee Hoff)
Source: Newspaper clipping of February 1941
Life is a drop from the river,
That rises in mist o’er the lea,
A moment in space of quiver,
Then falls on the breast of the sea,
It was- It is-now gone forever,
Yet lives through eternity.
On Saturday morning, February 8, 1941, at six o’clock the death angel entered our home and called our dear and beloved wife and mother to her home to eternal rest at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 1 day.
Margarite E. Hoff Claus, the eldest daughter of Frederic and Margarite Zimmerle Hoff, was born on May 7, 1861, in Washington County, near Lebanon, Ohio.
She was united in marriage with Charles Claus, on June 14, 1883, who was her companion through 58 years of married life.
She leaves to mourn her sad departure her aged companion; two children, Oswald A. Claus, of Pittsburg; and Bertha Reich, of Miltonsburg, Ohio; the following grandchildren, Mrs. Charlotte Brown and Miss Mildred Claus of Longview, Texas; Arthur Reich, of Miltonsburg and Vernon Reich of Lewisville; four great grandchildren, Richard and Charles Brown and Alice and Janet Reich
. The following sisters and brother survive: Mrs. Elizabeth Peters, of Miltonsburg; Mrs. Mary Zerger, of Woodsfield, and Fred W. Hoff, of Alliance, Ohio, also five nieces and four nephews.
The deceased was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, being baptized and confirmed at an early age. She was also a member of the Senior Women’s Union of the local Church. She led a consistent Christian life and was ready to go when God called her home. She was a kind and loving Mother and was loved and respected by all who knew her. All that could be done was done with kind and willing hands but to no avail; but Mother is in heaven and if we live for our God we shall meet her in her eternal home never more to part.
Brief funeral services were held at the family home, Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, followed by additional services at St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, with the Reverend R. W. Jungfer, Jr., her pastor officiating. Burial was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield.
The death of Anna
Burkhart, well know Temperanceville woman, occurred at her home on Monday (Oct 16, 1941) following several months of failing
health. Deceased, a daughter of John William Burkhart and Mary McLaughlin
Burkhart, was born January 28, 1889, at Temperanceville, where she lived the
most of her life. For seven years she was employed at the Mt. de Chantel
academy in Wheeling, but was forced to retire several months ago on
account of ill health.
Miss Burkhart is survived by two brothers and two sisters: Nicholas Burkhart, Zanesville: Anthony J. Burkhart, Mrs. Mary Gallagher, Temperanceville, Miss Katherine Burkhart, Mt. de Chantel, Wheeling.
The body in charge of Foglesong funeral directors, Barnesville, after preparation for burial, was moved back to the home. Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock funeral service was conducted by Father Heilman in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Temperanceville, and interment was made in Beaver Cemetery.
Moffett, Oliver Moffett
Source--Monroe County Beacon Woodsfield, Ohio
Moffett, Oliver, son of Peter and Martha Moffett, was born near Antioch, Ohio, July 4, 1865, and passed away at his home on East Church Street, Woodsfield, Wednesday evening, January 29, 1941, being at the time of his death, 75 years, 6 months and 25 days of age. He lived in Paden City, West Virginia, quite a while before moving to Woodsfield six years
He was united in marriage with Edna Eikelberry on July 26, 1905 and to this union two children were born: Mrs. Freda Cecil, of Paden City, and Sergeant Everett E. Moffett, of Camp Blanding, Florida.
Mr. Moffett was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and true friend. He was interested in others and always willing to help in time of need.
He leaves to mourn, his wife, two children, one brother, J. Wesley Moffett, of Sardis, Ohio, Route 1, and six grandchildren. Besides these, he leaves other relatives and many friends.
"Sweetly rest from all thy labor,
Far from every grief and pain;
We will often think about you,
While we here on earth remain."
Funeral services were conducted at the Moffett Church by Minister J.V.A Traylor, Saturday afternoon, February 1st, at 2:00 o'clock. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to thank all who assisted us in any way during the illness and at the time of the death of our husband and father. We appreciate the kindness of those who gave flowers and those who furnished cars and also appreciate the courtesy of Bauer and Turner. We thank Brother Traylor for his words of comfort and thank him and Mrs. Traylor for their songs. MRS.
MOFFETT AND CHILDREN
Mrs. Phillip Zerger (apparently from the obit below, nee Hoff)
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, Thursday, May 28, 1942
Mrs. Phillip Zerger, aged 69 years, passed away at 7:30 o’clock, Thursday morning of last week, May 21, 1942, at her home on Oaklawn Avenue, Woodsfield. She had been seriously ill but her condition was thought to be improving satisfactorily and her death came as a severe shock to her family and scores of friends.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Herman and Raymond, both of Woodsfield; four grandchildren, Doris, Ruth, Paul and Junior Zerger all of Woodsfield; one brother, Fred Hoff of Alliance and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Peters of Miltonsburg, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Galbraith funeral home in charge of the Reverend John H. Hose, pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, assisted by the Reverend F. A. Reigle, of Lewisville. Burial was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield.
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, Thurs., Dec. 17, 1942
Mrs. Elizabeth Rasche, aged 84 years, of Burlington, Iowa, passed away in a hospital at Burlington on Thursday night, December 10, 1942, due to a broken hip sustained about two weeks prior to her death.
She is survived by five children and one sister Mrs. Kathryn Arnold of Woodsfield. Mrs. Charles F. Bott, of east of Woodsfield is a niece. Mrs. Rasche was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Neuhart of Woodsfield.
Funeral services were held at Burlington on Sunday and burial was made there. 1943
Margaret Midcap, nee Stewart, Former Monroe Countian Dies – Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, services were conducted in the Balswenger Chapel of the Bertschy Memorial mortuary in Wheeling for Mrs. Margaret Stewart Midcap, 64, wife of David Midcap and a resident of Wheeling for a some years, who succumbed to a lengthy illness early Thursday morning of last week, at her home, 208 Market Street, Wheeling. Rev. __ R. Bennett, pastor of the Methodist church at Benwood, W. Va., conducted the service and interment was made at Mt. Zion cemetery. Mrs. Midcap was born in Sardis, Ohio, March 23,1878, a daughter of the late John and Mary Jane Wilson Stewart. She was educated in the Sardis schools. She was a Methodist by faith. Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. A. Roberts, Mamie, Ariz., Mr. E. J. Wheaton, Newton Falls, Ohio, Mrs. Clarence Schook, Marion, Ohio; three brothers, Daniel S. Stewart of Clarington, Clem Stewart and Charles Stewart of Sardis, three sisters, Mrs. Albert Peterson of Wheeling, Mrs. John Nelson of Blaine, and Mrs. George Conley of Fly and two granddaughters. [Calculated year of death = 1942]
F. C. Stewart – Frederick Clark Stewart, aged 61, of 544 Maple Avenue, passed away very suddenly at 11:45 Christmas Eve, at his home. He was well-known in this community as he had a been a U. S. letter carrier for twenty-four years prior to his recent retirement in August, 1942. His cordial greeting and happy smile along his mail route will be remembered by those with whom his occupation brought him into daily contact. Mr. Stewart was well-known in Masonic circles, being Worshipful Master of Wetzel Lodge No. 39, A. F. & A. M. for two terms, also Deputy Grand Master for this Masonic district and at the time of his death was Secretary of the Masonic Association. Deceased was a native of Monroe County, Ohio, a son of James M. and Eliza Ellen Stewart. He came to Paden Valley with his parents when about 15 years of age, later moving to New Martinsville. In his early years he was employed by the Snodgrass Grocery Store, Rymer Brothers and the Josephus Clark Department Store. He traveled for the New Martinsville Wholesale Grocery Company, later being a merchant himself, owning a grocery store on Main Street. Twenty-four years ago he entered the service of the U. S. Mails, at which he worked until his retirement. On November 2, 1904, he was united in marriage to Rhoda Elizabeth Moore. His wife survives him, also one daughter, Ruby E. Stewart of Wheeling, and one son Ralph M. Stewart of Parsons, W. Va., one granddaughter, Miss Carolyn Jean Stewart of Parsons, three sisters, Mrs. John Clark of New Martinsville, W. Va., Mrs. M. W. Slider of Atwater, Ohio, and Mrs. J. C. Farr of Newark, Ohio, one brother John H. Stewart of Pine Grove, WV. [Died in 1942]
Barnesville Enterprise - April 23, 1942; page 4- OBITUARY
John Richard Johnson for the past 32 years an employee of the Watt Foundry, died Friday morning at 2 o'clock at his home at 602 Wiley Avenue. The funeral services were held from the Campbell Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at half past one. They were conducted by Rev. F. B. Gilhousen, pastor of the Main Street Methodist church, and interment was made in the cemetery at Calais. Mr. Johnson was the son of James and Nancy Elizabeth Johnson, and was born at Miltonsburg on August 14, 1867. He was married in February 1887 to Louvina Johnson, who survives him.
They were the parents of ten children, one son, Victor, preceding his father in death. Bereaved by Mr. Johnson's death are the widow, the following children, Allen Johnson of Lewisville, R. D., Mrs. Louise Stephens, Mrs. Nettie Taylor, Mrs. Arizona Morris, William Johnson, Miles Johnson, Okey Johnson, and Tallmadge Johnson, all of Barnesville, and Miss Juanita Johnson of the home, 22 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one brother, James Johnson of Summerfield, R. D.
Gray, James M.
Rites Held Sunday
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, dated, October 15, 1942
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
James M. Gray, aged eighty years, passed away last Friday afternoon at four o'clock, at his home, west of Woodsfield, on the Woodsfield and Lewisville road. He had been ill for several years and serious for a few weeks.
He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Miss Mary of the home besides many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the late home, with Rev. Theodore Peterson officiating. Burial was made in The Oaklawn Cemetery with W. P. Galbraith in charge.
Mr. Gray was a self-reliant industrious citizen, honorable and friendly in all his relations with others. As a business man, both in a store near Graysville and in a retail feed business, near his late home, he enjoyed the high confidence of his patrons.
Mr. Gray was a member of The Methodist Church but for the past several years was prevented by illness from attendance at church services.
Philip Gertler Dies at Ozark
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, dated, September 1942
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Phillip W. Gertler, aged 75 years, passed away at his home at Ozark at 3:30 o'clock this Thursday morning, September 10, 1942. He had suffered a paralytic stroke on last Thursday morning.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Newell Paine, of the home; two grandsons, Larry William and Frank Gertler Paine, also of the home; one brother, George Gertler, Woodsfield, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore of Ozark.
Short funeral services at the home Saturday afternoon will be followed by final rites at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church in Woodsfield, at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. John H. Hose will be in charge of the services and burial will be made in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mr. Gertler was a member of St. Paul's Church and a member of Jerusalem K. of P. Lodge.
Source: Summerfield News, Thursday 5 March 1942, Noble County Leader
The death of Delilah, aged seventy-three years, wife of Alonzo Carpenter, occurred recently at her home at Stafford, following an illness. Surviving, in addition to her husband, is one son, John, of the home, a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Christy, of Belmont, two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Foster, of Collins, and Mrs. J. E. Lumbattis, of Lewisville, three brothers, Rev. T. J. Hanson, M. I. Hanson and Lafayette Hanson, of in and near Lewisville. Funeral services were held in the Stafford Methodist Church with Rev. Paul A. Brodt officiating. Burial was made in the Stafford Cemetery.
Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Thursday, 5 Feb. 1942
QUAKER CITY--Feb. 5---Services for Mrs. Alice V. Morris, 74, wife of R. M. Morris, near Calais, who died Tuesday night at the Heskett House Rest Home, Cambridge, will be held Friday at 1 P.M. at the home with additional rites at the Seneca Valley Church of Christ. Rev. J. V. A. Traylor will be in charge and burial will be in Calais Cemetery. The body was taken to the home Thursday from Eberle Funeral Home.
Mrs. Morris was the daughter of Richard L. and Sarah Miller Carpenter and spent the greater part of her life in Monroe County. She was a member of the Seneca Valley Church of Christ.
Surviving the deceased are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Rubel of Summerfield Rt 2; one brother, Lawson Carpenter of Barnesville and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah King of Quaker City, and Mrs. Mary Lauer of Pontiac, Mich.
Published in the Owensboro, KY Messenger-Inquirer:
Paul A. Hinton Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hinton, died at Bremerton, Washington, Tuesday, December 1, . Besides the parents, he is survived by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Morris of Owensboro, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hinton of Whitesville.
The body arrived in Owensboro Sunday night and services were held at the grave in Elmwood cemetery at 3 pm Monday.
Source: Wetzel County, West Virginia, Obituaries, Vol. 4, p 70
Jefferson Davis Staley, 79, passed away at his home at Porters Falls, W.Va., October 20, 1942, after a long illness.
He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Staley and the following children: Mrs. Stella Sibel, of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. J.A. Goudy, of Porters Falls; Mrs. Lillie Wright, of Reader; L. C. Staley, of Porters Falls, thirty grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ on Friday Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m. with Brother Gray officiating, and interment will be made in Middle Fork Cemetery under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.
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John S. Jeffries
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, Thursday, Jan. 28, 1943, Collection of Gertrude Christman Kahrig
John Simon Jeffries, of Avella, Pennsylvania, an oil well driller, died in Bellaire City Hospital at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 1943, of last week of burns sustained early that day when his clothing caught fire while he was at work on a drilling operation on the Harry E. Warren farm, between Businessburg and Jacobsburg.
Mr. Jeffries, a tool dresser, was engaged in pulling tools from the well when the accident occurred. He is said to have stepped back into an open gas flame, used as a light which ignited his clothing. He ran from the scene and was fatally burned before a fellow workman would reach him. The burns extended over a major portion of the body.
Deceased was a native of Belmont County. He leaves his wife, the former Miss Opal Willison, of Woodsfield; his mother, Mrs. Loretta Jeffries of Neffs; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette McHendry of Neffs and Mrs. Anna Norris of Belmont, and two brothers, Taylor and Clayton Jeffries, both of Neffs.
The body was brought to the home of Orville Willison at Woodsfield, Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Woodsfield Church of Christ, with the Reverend Charles Rock officiating. Burial was made in the Neuhart Ridge cemetery.
Mr. Jeffries was about 41 years of age.
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, Thurs., Feb. 18, 1943
Roy McFarland, aged 35 years, passed away at his home on Maple Avenue, Woodsfield, Saturday morning, February 13, 1943. He had been an invalid for the past several years.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Lloyd and Wayne of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. McFarland of Hannibal, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. F. D. Pfalzgraf of Woodsfield and Mrs. Frank Hamilton of Wireton, Pennsylvania; three brothers, Floyd McFarland of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and Paul and Walter McFarland of Youngstown, Ohio, besides many more distant relatives and scores of friends.
Short funeral services were held at the Bauer & Turner funeral home Monday afternoon followed by final rites at Hannibal at 3 o’clock at the home of his wife’s sister, Mrs. W. J. Ritche, Reverend R. L. McIntire of Woodsfield Presbyterian Church, and the Reverend H. C. Heinlein, of Hannibal, of Hannibal Methodist Church officiated.
Many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
Anna K. Ludwig (nee Hehr)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, June 1943
Mrs. Anna K. Ludwig, nee Hehr, was born in Summit township, Monroe County, Ohio, June 22, 1874, and died suddenly June 23, 1943, of a heart ailment while visiting a brother, Edward Hehr, in Wheeling, West Virginia. She had attained the age of 69 years and one day.
Mrs. Ludwig was baptized and confirmed in the Faith of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, of which she remained a consistent member until death.
On February 14, 1898, she was untied in marriage with John S. Ludwig and to this union, two children were born: Mrs. Helen Egger, of Akron, Ohio, and Gilbert J. Ludwig, of Woodsfield.
Surviving are her two children; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Forbes and Mrs. Freda Larkin of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Charley Ihlenfeld of Wheeling; four brothers, William Hehr of Lewisville; Edward and Ben Hehr of Wheeling, and John Hehr of Canton, Ohio.
Short services were held in the home of Gilbert J. Ludwig at 2:00 p.m. and final rites at 2:30 p.m. at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Woodsfield, on Saturday, June 26th, with her pastor, Reverend John H. Hose, officiating. Burial was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield.
We rejoice alike that her life was full of good deeds.
Her soul to him who gave it rose,
God called it to its long repose,
Although our Mother’s sun is set,
Her light shall linger round us yet.
Bright, radiant blest.
Catherine Kilburn (nee Kahrig)
Source: Newspaper clipping, Issue: November 1943
Catherine Kahrig Kilburn, was born July 11, 1873, and after a several months’ illness passed away at her home near Lewisville, Ohio on the morning of November 2, 1943, being at the time of her passing 70 years, 4 months and 18 days of age.
On March 27, 1894, she was united in marriage with Henry Kilburn, and to this union three children were born: Homer, Mrs. Anna Claus and Charles, all of the vicinity of Lewisville. In addition to the bereaved husband and three children, she leaves to morn her departure, eight grandchildren, three of whom are in the service of the United States Army; Bernard and Floyd Claus, and Clyde Kilburn; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kilburn, of Lewisville, and Mrs. Freda Boldt, of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Philip Kahrig, of Lewisville and Fred Kahrig, of Woodsfield, Ohio, besides several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives, friends and neighbors.
At an early age she was confirmed at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church of Summit township, Monroe County, near Lewisville and remained a faithful member through her entire life. She was a woman who loved her home and was very devoted to her family. She will live on in the minds of her loved ones as they remember her kind words and deeds throughout the years.
Caroline (Lena) (Frank) Veiock -- One of Tarentum, Pa.'s best known residents, Mrs. Caroline Veiock, 76, of 609 Third avenue, died in Allegheny Valley Hospital at 8:20 Thursday evening, March 25th, 1943. She had complained of not feeling well on Wednesday, but her illness was not considered serious until Thursday afternoon. At 8:00 p.m. she was rushed to the hospital.
She was born in Lewisville, Ohio on May 2, 1866, but lived in Tarentum, Pa., for the past 42 years, during which time she was very active in church and club work. She was a member of the United Lutheran Church, Rhodes Sisterhood Dames of Malta, Imperial Council No. 68 Daughters of America, the Eleanor Mae Rebekah Lodge, and the Ladies Club of B.P.O.E. Lodge 644.
Mrs. Veiock was held in high esteem by a host of friends, to whom her passing came as a great shock. Possessed of a friendly, cheerful disposition, she was thoughtful and considerate of all with whom she came in contact.
Survivors include two sons, Frank at home, and Harry, of Marion, Indiana; four daughters, Mrs. Stella Horan, at home; Mrs. Helen Laux, of Tarentum; Mrs. Ida Perry, of Massillon, O., and Mrs. Mary Evans of Harrisburg; a brother, Charles Frank, of Bellaire, and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Menkel, of Woodsfield; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mrs. Veiock was the widow of the late George Veiock.
Funeral services were conducted at the late home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. John E. Shaughnesy, pastor of the United Lutheran Church. Intermemt was in Prospect cemetery.
English, Minnie (Griffin) English
Mrs. Minnie English Dies Friday
July 8, 1943
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Mrs. Minnie Griffin English, 56, died here Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. H. Meek of Eastern Avenue. Death followed a brief illness of heart trouble.
Brief funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Meek home, with additional rites at The Church of Christ with J. V. A. Traylor officiating. Burial was made in Oaklawn Cemetery, with The Galbraith Funeral Home in charge.
Born at Rinard Mills, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Griffin, the deceased is survived by six children; Mrs. Meek with whom she resided; Mrs. Warren Smith of Graysville; Mrs. Paul Drum of Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Bernard Forshey of Lower Salem; George and Claude English of Canton; five brothers; Ellsworth, Marion and Russell Griffen of Rinard Mills, Emmett of Friendly, West Virginia and Otis of Holidays Cove, W. Va..; also two sisters, Mrs. Al Drum of Senecaville, Ohio and Mrs. Everett Smith of Whipple, Ohio. One sister, Mrs. Lewis Lallathin, preceded her in death, and four children preceded their mother in death.
When we say reverently "She was a good mother, neighbor and friend" in reference to a loved one who has passed to The Great Beyond, we pay high tribute to that personality. That is what those who knew her best and enjoyed her friendship say of Mrs. English. She was loyal and steadfast and the interests of her family and faithfulness to her church were first in her consideration.
The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends in their loss of a devoted mother.
Johnson, Harry M. Johnson
The Spirit of Democracy
Dated, January 14, 1943
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon for Harry M. Johnson, 41, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident Sunday morning near New Philadelphia. Brief services were held at his late residence near Lewisville followed by additional services at The Creighton Ridge Church. Rev. Arthur Weddle officiated. The body was brought to The Gardner Funeral Home at Stafford and on Tuesday was returned to the family home.
Surviving are his wife, Nellie Johnson; one son, Lloyd of the home; and his mother, Mrs. Anna Johnson, Sycamore Valley; five sisters, Mrs. Shelia Massie, Mrs. Ethel Unger, Harrietsville; Mrs. Ella Thurla of Cambridge; Stella Hubbard of Zanesville; and Hattie Smithberger of Sycamore Valley. One brother, Clarence Johnson, of Conneaut, also survives.
Mr. Johnson was employed in the oil fields of Brunswick. He attended Creighton Ridge Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, dated, Sept. 2, 1943
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson,
J. F. Hine, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Balzar Hine, died in Akron, Ohio, Wednesday, September 1, at 12:30 o'clock noon.
The body will be brought to The Galbraith Funeral Home, Friday morning and will remain there.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock in St. Sylvester's Catholic Church in charge of Rev. Fr. J. G. Mehler. Interment will be made in the family burial lot in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Dietrich, John C. Dietrich
Prominent Clarington Resident is Taken
Died, December 30, 1943
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John C. Dietrich, 66, of Clarington died at his home Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. He was prominent in that community where for the past 30 years he had operated The Clarington Creamery.
Deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dietrich. He was a member of The Evangelical and Reformed Church of Clarington and of The Masonic Lodge of that place.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Clark Dietrich, a daughter, Mrs. Walter McFarland of Youngstown, and sons, Harold of Jackson Army Base, Jackson, Miss., and Paul of Maxwell Field, Ala.; Miss Bertha Dietrich of Clarington, and five brothers; Charles, Louis and Wesley, all of Clarington; Adolph of Belmont and Dan of Canton; also two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, with Rev. W. J. Hausmann, Wheeling, officiating. Burial was made in Clarington Cemetery in charge of The Rush Funeral Home.
Harper, Floyd Harper
Floyd Harper Dies In Japanese Camp
June 24, 1943
Source: Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Royden Harper of Canton has been notified by The War Department that his son, Pvt. Floyd Harper died in a Japanese prison in The Philippines on June 11. The telegram was received by Mr. Harper, Saturday, June 19th.
Pvt. Harper was inducted into the Army in Detroit, Michigan in April 1941 and was first sent to Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. He was later transferred to The Savannah Air Base in Georgia and then sent to Corregidor in The Philippines. The last word the family had from him directly was a telegram on Christmas Day in 1941.
Pvt. Harper was born near Malaga on September 22, 1914, the son of Roydon Harper and the late Nina Stalder Harper. His mother preceded him in death on August 26, 1928, as did a sister, Lucille in February 1937.
He was a member of The Evangelical and Reformed Church in Louisville, Stark County, having been confirmed at the age of 12 years. He graduated from The Lewisville High School in Monroe County in the class of 1933. He was employed in Detroit several years before being inducted into The Army.
In addition to his father, he is survived by two brothers who are in the armed forces: Cpl. Virgil Harper of Camp Forest, Tennessee and Pfc. Ray Harper who is on maneuvers in Louisiana, and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Heft, the former Miss Vivian Harper, of Lewisville and Miss Phyllis Harper of Canton. Two grandmothers also survive, Mrs. James Harper of near Malaga and Mrs. Louise Stalder of Miltonsburg.
Crum, Mrs. Campsadell Armi
Crum nee Truex
Died: February 12, 1943
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Mrs. Campsadell Armi Truex Crum was born November 9, 1861, and died February 12, 1943, aged 81 years, 3 months and 3 days. She was the mother of 13 children, of whom survive. There is also 60 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren preceded her in death.
Cline, Mrs. William F. Cline
Mrs. Cline Dies at Mingo Junction
Source: Spirit of Democracy, dated September 9, 1943
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Mrs. William F. Cline, aged 88 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emery Edwards at Mingo Junction, on Saturday morning, September 4. The body was brought to her late home at Low Gap and remained there until Tuesday afternoon when funeral services were held at The Christian Union Church. Burial was made in the church cemetery in charge of Galbraith Funeral Home of Woodsfield.
Mrs. Cline is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Edwards in whose home she died, Mrs. James Gray of Woodsfield, Mrs. Barnett Williamson of Okmulgee, Okla., and Mrs. Everett Smith of Rinard Mills, and two sons, Luther Cline of Plainview and John Cline of Low Gap. Her husband died seven years ago.
Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Monday, 26 Oct. 1943
Lloyd E. Leach, 34, near Temperanceville, was fatally injured at 10 P.M. Saturday when struck by a truck on the Rocky River Road near his home, his death occurring seven weeks to the day after that of his brother, William, 35, in a similar mishap near Batesville, the Cambridge State Patrol reported.
District headquarters of the patrol here said the accident was investigated by patrolmen from the Bridgeport sub-station and that the truck driver, Ray House, near Batesville, told officers Leach was lying in the highway and that he did not see the man in time to avoid striking him.
Leach was attended at the scene by Dr. J.L. Romans, Batesville, and the physician accompanied the victim to Swan hospital, death occurring en route. Leach was reported to have been crushed through the chest. The accidents in which the brothers lost their lives occurred only a few miles apart.
Leach is survived by his widow; five children, Leach, Herbert, Russell, Dale and an infant daughter born last Wednesday; six brothers, David and Ellis, Summerfield R.D.; Acel and Barney of Quaker City; John of Cleveland and Arch of U.S. Army New Guinea; three sisters, Mrs. Harriett Carpenter, Quaker City R.D. and Mrs. Kate Floyd, Caldwell and Mrs. Jennie Flood of Batesville and his father, Sam Leach, near Batesville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. at the home of his father, Batesville-Summerfield Rd., by Rev. A.A. Gilmore and burial will be made in Calais Cemetery. The body was taken to the father's home Monday afternoon from the Eberle Funeral Home, Quaker City.
Source: Quaker City [Ohio] Home Towner; Friday, 10 Sep. 1943
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 P.M. at the Eberle Funeral Home , Quaker City, for William Leach, 35, and burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery here. Rev. A..A. Gilmore of the Quaker City Methodist Church was in charge on the last rites.
Mr. Leach, popular and well known young farmer, residing six miles north of Quaker City, died in an ambulance en route to Swan Hospital, Cambridge, as a result of injuries sustained when struck by a car Saturday night on Route 613, just out of Batesville. The accident occurred between 9:30 and 10 o'clock as he was walking on the highway after a visit with relatives in Batesville. The accident occurred near the home of a brother, who heard the car hit him but did not know at the time the cause of the noise. Highway patrolmen who investigated said the victim was struck by an automobile driven by Roy Issac Cline, 42, Quaker City R.D. 1.
Mr. Leach suffered a fractured skull, fractured right shoulder, possible fracture of right hip and numerous cuts and bruises, patrolmen said.
The victim is survived by his widow, Sylvia: four children, Leona and Leola, twins, William and Robert of home; six brothers, David Ellis, Summerfield R.D., Barney and Acel, Quaker City R.D., Lloyd, Temperanceville Star Route, John, of Cleveland and Ruch, U.S. Army, New Guinea; three sisters, Mrs. Harriett Carpenter, Quaker City R.D., Mrs. Kate Flood, Batesville and Mrs. Jennie Flood of Batesville; his father Sam Leach of Summerfield. His mother and one sister are deceased.
Among those attending
the funeral from a distance were Mrs. Leach's cousin Pvt. Robert Wise of Camp
Bulter, N.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Slater Peake and family, Cecil Magruder and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schultz and family all of Wheeling WVa; Mrs. Raymond
Johnson and daughter Betty, George Weishar of Newark; and an aunt of Mrs.
Leach, Mrs. Russel Duer of Piqua, Ohio, who is staying the week with her.
Cain, James W. Cain
Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, September 3, 1943
James W. Cain Rites Saturday
Services will be held
Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the Olszta funeral home for James W. Cain,
veteran of World War I, who died Thursday in the Veterans hospital at
Aspinwall, Pa. Interment will follow in the Cain cemetery at Clarington, Ohio.
The family residence is at 4260 Franklin street, Bellaire, O. Mr. Cain was a charter member of Blake Brothers Post of the American Legion in Benwood.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Cain, two sons, Kenneth Robert Cain at home, and Arlington E. Cain with the U. S. Navy; one daughter, Miss Regina Cain, Bellaire, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Frank DeBolt, Wheeling; Mrs. Howard Dunfee, Bellaire, O.; Mrs. Margaret Wright, Bellaire, O., and Mrs. Eugene Grossenback, Woodsfield, O.; his father, Isaac Cain, Clarington, O.; his grandfather, James W. Cain, Clarington, O.
Source: Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Monday 27, Sept. 1943
Beallsville---Sept. 27. Miss Arvilla Carpenter passed away in the North Wheeling Hospital, Saturday at 4:20 P.M. after an illness of four months. She was a life-long resident of Beallsville and a member of the Christian Church. The body was removed to Blowers and Campbell Funeral Home, pending funeral arrangements.
Source: Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Tuesday, 28 Sept. 1943
Woodsfield, O., Sept. 28--Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Beallsville for Miss Arvilla Carpenter, 74, in charge of Rev. Williams, of the Bethesda Christian Church. Burial was made in the Beallsville Cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of the Beallsville community all her life and was a daughter of the late George and Emily Webb Carpenter. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Beallsville. Surviving is a brother, Harry Carpenter, of Moundsville.
Shuman, Mrs. Luella Shuman
Source--Wheeling Intelligencer Thursday, November 30, 1944
Mrs. LUELLA SHUMAN Succumbs Wednesday Shuman , Mrs. Luella Wickers passed away at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Wetzel county hospital at New Martinsville. She was born in Hannibal, O., June 21, 1867, a daughter of John Henry and Catherine Elizabeth Griffin Hoskins.
Surviving are these children; Homer V. Wickers of Woodville, O.; Mrs. Vaine L. Smittle of New Martinsville; two brothers, F. W. and R. G. Hoskins of Hannibal, and three grandchildren. She was a member of the Christian church. The body is at the Wharton funeral home, New Martinsville,and will be taken to the home of her brother, F. W. Hoskins at Hannibal on Friday evening. Services will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Kenneth Evans. Burial will be in Harter cemetery in Hannibal.
Hoyt, Perry H. Hoyt
Source--Wheeling Intelligencer, Wednesday, November 29, 1944
Hoyt , Perry H. , 68, of Hannibal, O., died at 4:30 Tuesday morning at his home. He was a former resident of Wheeling, moving to Hannibal nine years ago. The body will be removed today from the Wharton funeral home to the late residence, time of service to await arrival of a grandson from Camp Fannin, Texas. Burial will be in Hannibal. Born in Moundsville, September 30, 1876, he came to Wheeling when a young man and was employed at the Belmont mill for 32 years. He had been retired for nine years. He was a member of the First Christian Church here and served as deacon of the church for four years.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Luvedo Hoyt; three children, Harry and Frank of Wheeling and Mrs. Walter Custer of Wheeling; 11 grandchildren, two brothers, Chester and Jesse Hoyt of Wheeling.
Source: Newspaper clipping, Issue: 1944
Henry Philip Claus, departed this life Monday, March 20, 1944, at his home near Middle Church at the age of 73 years, 10 months, and 20 days. Although his death was sudden, he had been in failing health since undergoing operation a year ago.
He was born May 1, 1870, in Malaga Township, and was the son of the late Justus and Carolina Schmidt Claus. He was confirmed at the St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Summit township where he remained a faithful member until his death. He was united in marriage on January 30, 1894, with Miss Minnie Brubach. He spent his entire life in this community, where he had made a host of lifelong friends, who in addition to his family and relatives will mourn his passing.
Surviving Mrs. Claus are his wife, three sons: Everett Claus, of Lewisville; Walter Claus, of Akron; Emil Claus, of Bucyrus; one daughter, Mrs. Hulda McDonough, of Akron; eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sisters; Mrs. Ann Friday, of Columbus; Mrs. Elizabeth Wilhelm, of Parkersburg, W. Va., and three brothers: Herman Claus and Clarence Claus, of Hornick, Iowa, and Edward Claus, of Pittsburgh, Pa. Two sisters, Mrs. Louise Scheurr, of Pittsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Clara Theiss, of Lower Salem, Ohio, and one brother, Jacob Claus, of Hornick, Iowa, preceded him in death.
Just recently Mr. and Mrs. Claus together with the family observed their golden wedding anniversary.
Here at last, and over yonder
Just within the pearly gates
Watching still for loved ones coming --
Now our father peacefully waits.
When we, too, shall cross the river,
And on earth no longer roam,
May we reunite together
Safe at last, in that bright home.
Thomas Franklin (Frank) Conley aged 78, life-long resident of Monroe County, died Wednesday morning, September 19th at six o’clock at his home on Sardis, Route 1. He had been ill for two years. A son of the late Jess and Sarah Conley of Sardis, he was born in Green Township on November 6, 1866. On April 12, 1891 he was united in marriage with Frances Lillie Carr, who preceded him in death four years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. May Stewart of Sterling and Mrs. Sarah Price of Bridgeport; two sons, Oscar Conley of Sardis and Carl Conley of Bridgeport, five brothers, George Conley of Fly, Dorman Conley of New Martinsville, Mason Conley of Sardis, Elmer Conley of Shadyside and Eugene Conley of Wheeling and seven grandchildren. Four sons, Roy Conley of Fly, George Oliver, Walter Clifton and an infant son preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Mt. Olive Church with Rev. George Mendenhall of Marietta officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery. [Calculated year of death = 1944]
Source: MONROE CO., OH OBITUARIES, Vol. 2 , page 37
Mrs. Mary Newhart Latta, 72, mother of Dr. R.H. Latta of Graysville, died Friday evening at her home in Graysville following an illness of several weeks.
Mrs. Latta had spent her entire life at Graysville and in Monroe Co. Her husband, Dr. A.F. Latta, died some years ago. Survivors are her son, Dr. R. H. Latta; and two brothers, Frank Newhart & Willis Newhart of Batesville.
Funeral services were held at the home in Graysville Monday afternoon at 1:00 in charge of Minister J.V.A. Traylor of the Church of Christ, of which she was a member. Internment was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
Besides her church affiliation, Mrs. Latta was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, of Woodsfield. They conducted the ritualistic service at the cemetery, commemorating the virtues of their departed sister.
Mrs. Latta was loved and highly respected in her home community. Endowed by nature with a fine personality, and motivated by a fine Christian spirit, she won and kept the friendship and good will of a wide acquaintance. Her passing to her heavenly reward is mourned by scores of friends beyond the family circle." (11 August 1944)
Winfield Scott Gatten
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 14, 1944)
Winfield Scott Gatten, oldest son of Joseph Thomas Gatten and Hannah Jane Highman Gatten, was born at Graysville, Ohio on September 5, 1872. He departed this life at his home on Sycamore Street at 12:20 Thursday afternoon, August 31, 1944, having attained the age of 71 years, 11 months and 26 days. He had been ailing for a few weeks from a heart condition. He was united in marriage with Martha Viola Smith on February 25, 1899.
Mr. Gatten leaves to mourn his departure, besides his wife, one son, Oliver Thurman Gatten, of Lewisville: five daughters. Mrs. W.W. Willison, of Smithville, Ohio; Mrs. Chloe May Farley, of Akron; Mrs. Mary Mildred Hoover, of Akron; Mrs. Edna Lourena Simmons and Mrs. Sarah Jane Cramblett, of Woodsfield; two brothers, John Gatten, of Woodsfield, and Hamilton Gatten, of Crystal, Michigan; fourteen grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; one brother, Oliver Gatten; one sister, Mrs. Tabitha Jane Gray, and one grandson, Jack Edwin Farley, who passed away August 31, 1942, exactly two years before his own death.
His entire life was spent in Monroe County. A builder of houses by vocation, he leaves many structures as monuments to his industry and craftsmanship. In his daily work he took great pride in doing things well, remembering that 1900 years ago, in Nazareth, across the ocean, Jesus of Nazareth was a carpenter.In early youth he became interested in spiritual things, and an intense student of the holy scriptures. Having learned his duty, he obeyed the gospel at Richfork congregation, was baptized in the icy waters of Richfork stream, and forthwith, set himself to the task of becoming as active worker in the church. He was a faithful member of The Church of Christ. As an exhorter, a teacher, a song leader, and an elder, his life has been an inspiration to all who knew him. In his daily work, as in his worship, he implicitly obeyed the scriptural induction to " Study to show thyself approved unto God: a workman that needeth not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth."
Mr. and Mrs. Gatten resided on a farm in Wayne Township, Ohio until about 1942 when the moved to Woodsfield, Ohio.
Devout, patient, informed, charitable of faults in others, faithful to his friends and his convictions, of him it can be truly said that he remained faithful to the end. Like the crashing of the mighty tree on the horizon, his sudden passing leaves a void in the family circle, the community, and the church, a void that will not be soon or easily filled.
Green grew the grass above thee:
Friend of our better days.
None knew thee but to love thee;
Nor named thee but to praise.
Busche, Herbert Busche
Herbert Busche Is Killed in Accident, June 1, 1944
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Herbert Busche, 33, was instantly killed in an automobile accident on The Clifford Ring Hill near Low Gap about eleven o'clock Sunday night. It is believed that a broken axle caused the car to turn over a steep embankment while going down the hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Busche, who live at Gypsum, Ohio, had come to Monroe County Sunday morning to spend their vacation with relatives. They had spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cline and were on their way to the home of Mrs. Busche's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dillon, when the accident happened.
In the car with Mr. and Mrs. Busche were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dillon and their daughter, Miss Carrie Dillon. Miss Dillon sustained a broken leg, and Mrs. Dillon, serious injuries. Both were taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dillon received chest and leg injuries. Mrs. Busche was not seriously injured.
Surviving Mr. Busche are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Dillon Busche; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Busche of New Matamoras, Route 2; one sister, Mrs. Bernadine Hensel of New Matamoras Rt.2; and two brothers, of the home; and Ralph Busche, S-2c of Gulfport, Miss.
Clair Devore and James Ullman
Two Boys Drown Sunday Near Stafford
Died, June 8, 1944
Clair Devore Loses Life In Attempt To Rescue James Ullman:
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A double drowning shocked the Stafford-Lewisville communities Sunday afternoon when two fine young men lost their lives in Clearfork Creek, about two miles southeast of Stafford. They were James Henry Ullman, who would have been 22 years of age on June 29 and Clair Devore who was 17 years old last November 6. Devore, a fairly good swimmer was in the water, which in places was 12 to 15 feet deep. He cautioned his friend not to come out too far and Ullman replied that he would wade close to the bank. As he was wading he suddenly disappeared, apparently stepping into a deep hole. Devore went to aid him and both were drowned.
This is according to three ten year old boys, Donald and Charles Hines and Junior Robbins who were sitting on the bank. They summoned help and Leonard Hines and William Hawkins arrived almost immediately and Ullman was taken out of the water in about 15 minutes, but he couldn't be saved while Devore was in the water about 45 minutes.
Devore was graduated this year from the Lewisville High School and had done excellent work. He had won a four-year scholarship in college of agriculture at Ohio State University. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Devore of near Lewisville; one brother Carl who is with the armed forces in England and Glen of the home and four sisters, Mrs. Chester Deeker, Geraldine, Eileen and Joan of the home.
Ullman is survived by his father, Walter Ullman and one sister. Mrs. Dorothy Kestner of Port Clinton. His only brother, Lester who preceded him death in Africa last September. James had passed his pre-induction examination and was waiting to be called for service. He was graduated from the Lewisville High School.
Source: Barnesville Whetstone, Barnesville, Ohio; Thursday, 16 Nov. 1944
John R. Carpenter, well known resident of Watt avenue, passed away in his home Thursday morning following a long illness. Deceased, a son of Chris and Golda Stephens Carpenter was born Sept. 5, 1916, near Malaga. He was a day laborer and for a number of years had been employed with Watt Car & Wheel Co. He is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia Carpenter, one daughter, his parents, maternal grandfather T. V. Stephens, Woodsfield. He also leaves four brothers, Chester Carpenter in Cambridge, Ralph Carpenter, Eldon; Homer and Melvin Carpenter in the home; three sisters, Mrs. Michael Schwallie, Sewellsville, Mrs. Harry Wildes, Barnesville and Miss Betty Carpenter of the home.
Funeral services was held on Saturday afternoon in Boston Methodist Church and burial made in cemetery nearby.
Source: The Bellingham [Washington] Herald; 9 Aug 1944, p 3
JULIUS H. MEEKS, AGED 66, CALLED
Julius Henry Meeks, aged 66 years, died at this home 3012 Victor St., Wednesday, after a residence of five years. He was employed at the Brooks Lumber company.
Immediate survivors include his widow Emma M., at home; five sons, Kenneth of Burbank, Calif., George a Corporal in the U.S. Army; Russell at Portland, Ore., Earl at Seattle, Wash., and Clement in the U.S. Navy ;and a daughter, Mrs. E.M. Johnston of Bellingham; three brothers, Tom and Weaver of Portland and Rolley of Marysville, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. J.H. White and Mrs. George Ralston of Portland; Mrs. Warren Beatty of Molalia Ore., and Mrs. Ray Faust of Seattle and three grandchildren.
Funeral will be arranged by Harlow-Hollingsworth.
Source: The Bellingham [Washington] Herald; 10 Aug 1944, p 15
Submitter's Note: This later edition of the newspaper contained the above information plus the following information.
The remains will be forwarded by Harlow-Hollingsworth Company to the Bonney-Watson Funeral Home the evening of Friday, August 11, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 12 at 2 P.M.
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Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Issue: Woodsfield, Ohio, June 11, 1945
Charles Ackerman, aged 75, passed away at his home on West Marietta street, Saturday evening at six o’clock. He had been in failing health for several weeks but only seriously ill since last Tuesday.
He was united in marriage with Margaret Knoch, who passed away in October 1921. He later married Lida Spence, who survives.
Also surviving besides his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Louis R. Schumacher, of Woodsfield Rt. 1; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Clarence Lafferre, of Robinson, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Charles Brubach, and one brother, Henry Ackerman, both of Woodsfield; also several grandchildren.
The body was brought to the Galbraith Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock, with the Reverend Walter R. Trogler, of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.
Pvt. Russell Morris entered into eternal rest March 03, 1945. Mr. And Mrs. Adolph Morris, of Lewisville, route 2, received a telegram from the war department on march 19th, stating their son, Pvt. Russell a. Morris was killed in Germany on March 3rd.
Private Morris, who entered service October 14, 1942, received his basic training in North Carolina, sailing for overseas December 26,1942. He was wounded in Italy where he spent six months in the hospital, returning to the states in February 1944. Following his recovery, he received additional training in Texas, and again sailed for overseas in February, 1945. He landed in Belgium on February 25th and on March 3rd was killed.
Russell was born July 03,1921 at Harrisville, WV. He leaves to mourn his departure, his father and mother, Adolph and Emma Morris; one brother and seven sisters, Clarence Morris and Mrs. Edna Huntsman of Belmont; Mrs. Estelle Lendon and Mrs. Vesta Morris, both of Woodsfield Route 3; Mrs. Nellie Matz of Lewisville Rt.2; Mrs. Bertha Longdon , of Louisville, KY and Nettie of the home; also a host of other relatives and friends.
Just within the pearly gates
Watching still for loved ones coming
Now our son and brother waits.
When we too, shall cross the river
And on earth no longer roam
May we reunite together
Safe at last in that bright home.
Source: The Zanesville Ohio Signal, dated, 20 Feb 1945
(John Reischman was born on 25 Feb 1871 in Ohio. He died on 16 Feb 1945 in Miltonsburg, Monroe Co., OH. )
WOODSFIELD -- Funeral
services were held Monday morning in St. John's Catholic Church in Miltonsburg
for John Reischman with Rev. Father George F. Drescher officiating. Burial was
made in the church cemetery by the Galbraith Funeral
Home of Woodsfield. Mr. Reischman died at the home of his son, Leo, on Friday [16 Feb 1945].
He is survived by two sons, Leo of the home, and Gilbert of Bridgeport. One daughter preceded him in death several years ago. Also surviving are one brother, Peter of Woodsfield Route 3 and three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Baker of Woodsfield Route 5, Mrs. Joseph Burkhart of Barnesville, and Mrs. Anna Harper of Cambridge.
Dietrich, William E.
William E. Dietrich Dies At Hannibal
Died, January 19, 1945
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Saturday afternoon, Monroe County, lost one of her best known citizens in the person of William F. Dietrich, whose death occurred at his home near Hannibal at 4 o'clock. He retired Friday evening apparently as usual but became ill in the night, having suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. A physician was summoned but the strong physique that had served an active mind for nearly 79 years had yielded to the inevitable.
Mr. Dietrich was born April 28, 1866, being one of a family of twelve children born to the late John and Sarah Dietrich, who moved from a farm near Welcome, W.Va. to the present farm on "Buckhill Bottom" when Mr. Dietrich was six years old. Here he spent his boyhood, received the customary rural school education and on February 27, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah J. Cline. To this same home he brought his bride and here they reared their family, made a good living and a little more, supported schools and churches, and in short exemplified The American way of life at its best.
Both parents lived to realize the glory of age, that of seeing their children out in the world making good, and took a just pride therein.
Recognized by reason of character, ability and personality, Mr. Dietrich served his community in various capacities. Not only was he a faithful member of The Methodist Church at Hannibal, but he served on the church board for many years, also as member of the township school board and as township trustee, he was instrumental in securing
better school facilities and road improvement in his community. From 1912 to 1916 he served as county commissioner and at the time of his death was a member of the county board of education, and had been for nine years. In both larger spheres he was an advocate of improvement and progress.
Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich took life in its stride, including the solicitude of those in military service of two wars. His son, Donald C. Dietrich, now treasurer and general manager of The Wheeling Wholesale Grocery Co. and member of Wheeling city council was a member of the first contingent of nine men to go to Camp Sherman in World War 1. They left for Camp Sherman on Sept. 7, 1917.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at The Rush Funeral Home in Clarington in charge of his pastor, Rev. Kenneth Evans, and were largely attended. Sympathy and esteem of friends were evidenced by many floral offerings from individuals and organizations.
Interment was made in the family lot in The Buckhill Cemetery, near the late residence.
Up to the day of his death, Mr. Dietrich's habitual energy, self-reliance and desire to be useful characterized his daily life. He refused to retire in the usual sense of the word, and was carrying a farm program worthy the effort of a man many years his junior.
Feiock, John W.
Dies at Hebron
Published January 11, 1945
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Many friends in Monroe County regretted last week to learn of the death of John. W. Feiock, 78, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marion Robinson at Hebron. He had been in failing health the past year and confined to his bed for several weeks prior to his death, which occurred Thursday evening, Jan. 4.
Mr. Feiock was born Sept. 30, 1866 in Lewisville, and was a son of George and Katherine (Butt) Feiock. He grew to manhood in that community and for a number of years operated a hotel in Lewisville during the oil boom period and before the day of automobile travel. His pleasing personality and congeniality made many friends and he was elected sheriff of Monroe County serving from 1910 to 1914. He also served as deputy fire marshall of Monroe, Belmont and Washington counties by appointment when James M. Cox was governor.
Twenty-two years ago he moved to Hebron. He was always an ardent Democrat, but in 1924 he was elected Mayor of Hebron, serving two terms and was again elected in 1943. In the interim he served as a justice of the peace.
Kindness, justice and fairness in his relations with people were outstanding characteristics of his personality, always. He was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical & Reformed Church in Lewisville and also of Hebron Lodge F. & A.M.
Besides his widow, Louisa (Friday) Feiock, he is survived by one daughter, Eunice, Mrs. Marion Robinson; a grandson, Paul Robinson, in The U.S. Navy. and one brother Charles E. Feiock, of Lewisville.
Funeral services were held at the home, Saturday afternoon with Rev. Weed officiating. Final rites were held at St. Peter's Church at Lewisville, Sunday afternoon, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Walter Trogler. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery at Lewisville.
The near relatives appreciate sincerely the sympathy extended and the many kindnesses of friends and neighbors.
Source: OBITUARIES OF MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, Volume 2, p 83
John William Dougherty, son of Friend J. and Louisa Ellen (Nalley) Dougherty, was born near Graysville, Ohio, January 1, 1905, and died December 16, 1945, at the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va., where he was taken December 4, being at the time of his death, 40 years, 11 months and 15 days of age.
On April 16, 1924, he was united in marriage with Josie Marie Mayfield.
Surviving near relatives are his mother, of Graysville; his wife and daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hogue and Mrs. Phyllis Haught, of Antioch; his four grandchildren, Kaye, Carolyn, and William Hogue and Richard Haught all of Antioch; four brothers, David Dougherty, of Antioch; Ralph Dougherty of Graysville, and Harry and Frank Dougherty, of Parkersburg, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Clarence, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Cline.
On June 26, 1933, he became a member of the Methodist Church at Antioch.
Except for seven years spent with Empire Pipe Line Co. at Madison, Kansas, he spent his entire life in Monroe Co.
For the last several years he suffered patiently from disabilities resulting from a back injury. Everything known by doctors was done for his relief but in vain for---
There is a Reaper whose name is Death,
And with his sickle keen,
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,
And the flowers that grow between.
Patient, lovable, friendly Bill is with us here no more, but, he too, has left his footprints on the sands of time, and his gentle and kindly spirit in the hearts and minds of those who knew him.
Funeral services were held at the Antioch Methodist church at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.L. Baker, of Barnesville, a former pastor of the Antioch charge. Interment was in
the Antioch cemetery.
Pall-bearers for the service were his brothers, Harry, Ralph and David Dougherty; his nephew Kenneth Dougherty; and his sons-in-law, Norman Hogue and Jack Haught.
Source: Noble County [Ohio] Leader; Thursday, 19 April 1945
Mrs. Elma McElfresh Johnson, aged fifty-six years, died at the home of her son, Earl Johnson, on West Belford Street, last Sunday at 9:30 P.M. following an illness.
She was the daughter of the late Wilson and Zimma Carpenter McElfresh, was born in Monroe County, near Stafford, but had spent most of her life near Carlisle, east of Caldwell. She was a member of the the MT. Tabor Methodist Church. Her husband, Walter Johnson, and a son Clyde, preceded her in death. Surviving are the one son, Earl Johnson, of Caldwell, at whose home she died, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in the MT. Tabor Methodist Church, with the Rev. David A. Doan officiating. Interment was made in the MT. Tabor cemetery, with the McVay-Schilling funeral home in charge.
Truax, Mrs. Nora Truax [Nora B. Stephen b: 1890 d: 1944 (dau. of Ulysses S. (obit) and Emily Stephens) married Edward E. Truax]
In loving memory of my dear mother, Mrs. Nora Truax, who departed this
life one year ago today, June 28, 1944.
On and oft, my heart does wander
To a grave and far away,
Where they laid my dear mother
Just one year ago today.
When the evening shadows are falling
And I am sitting all alone,
There comes to me a longing
If only she could come back home.
A happy home we once enjoyed,
How sweet the memory still,
But death has left a lonliness
The world can never heal.
Sleep on, dear Mother,
Sleep on and be at rest,
The ones who of you are thinking
Are the ones who loved you best.
A daughter-------Mrs. Ralph Dillon.
Mrs. Martha Hissom Cooley, 84, wife of Daniel W. Cooley, died Sunday afternoon, December 29th, at 12:15 o’clock at her home on First Avenue, Paden City, W. Va., following a lengthy illness. Born May 25, 1862 at Monroe County, Ohio, the deceased was a life resident of the Paden City Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Grant Fish of New Martinsville, W. Va., and Mrs. Louis Pupal of Cleveland, and two sons, Ira Cooley of the home and Alex Cooley of Sardis. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Paden City. Rev. T. W. Hayes officiated. Burial was in Northview cemetery at New Martinsville. (1946)
Source: Spirit of Democracy, Monroe County Ohio, 14 November 1946
Well Known Evangelist Dies in Barnesville--Evangelist Elias Jackson Bennett. widely known throughout this district, died at his home at 409 Dorsey Ave., Barnesville at 11:45 a.m. Sunday following a long illness. Mr. Bennett retired from the ministry several years ago because of ill health. He was born in Monroe county, near Woodsfield on December 10, 1874, a son of Benoni S. and Margaret Mobely Bennett, and had resided in Barnesville a number of years.
Surviving are his wife, Clara M. Bennett; four sons, George L. Bennett of Darby, PA.; Benoni F. Bennett of Denver, Colo.; Carl E. Bennett of the U.S. Merchant Marine and Lt. Col. Elias F. Bennett of Arlington, Va. Five grandchildren, one brother, Marion Bennett of Cleveland; one half-brother, Cecil Bennett of Bedford; Two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Shepherd and Mrs. Katherine Eddy of Barnesville; and a half-sister, Mrs. Ruby Friday of near Jerusalem, also survive. Mr. Bennett was a member of the W. Main Street Church of Christ in Barnesville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Campbell funeral home, Barnesville, in charge of Evangelist Holly N. Smith and Evangelist Lawrence Reed. Interment was in Crestview Memorial cemetery, Barnesville. [Clara, nee McMahon, was the second wife of Elias. They had no children.]
Caroline Yoho, nee Young
DEATH: Caroline Yoho, d. 6 May 1946, Center Twp., b. 29 Mar 1861, Monroe Co.,
Pneumonia, Housewife, Parents. Fred Young, father.
(Source: Monroe Co., Ohio Health Department Book ? - extracted by Clarice & John Stanley, 2/18/1988)
Christian Adam Matz was born on March 27, 1864 near Woodsfield, Ohio in Monroe County. Christian and Lou Ellen Latta , were married on July 16, 1901 in Monroe County, Ohio by Rev. Thes. A. Hofell. Lou Ellen was born on March 31, 1871, the daughter of John and Mary J. Morris Latta. Christian was a carpenter by trade. Christian, Lou Ellen and five children lived in Lewisville, Ohio until about 1916 when they moved to Ashland, Ohio. Christian, age 83, passed away Saturday morning, October 12, 1946, at his home in Ashland. He suffered a stroke for two months and then followed by another stroke. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in at the Gilbert funeral home in Ashland with Rev. H.H. Lentz in charge. Burial was in Ashland cemetery. Christian’s sisters, Rachel Christman and Elizabeth Hines, and his brother Wm. F. Matz attended the funeral.
Source: The Louisville Herald, dated 14
(John Zwick was born on 04 Dec 1868 in Lewisville, Monroe Co., OH.. He died on 08 Feb 1946 in Louisville, Stark Co., OH..)
John ZWICK, 77, a retired farmer, died Saturday in the home of a son, Clarence Zwick of Devinney Ave., Louisville. Born in Monroe County, Mr.Zwick resided in Louisville 34 years. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Emma Zwick; nine sons, Clarence, John, Harry, Homer and Francis all of Louisville, Roman of Massillon, Ralph and Marion of Canton and Edward of Harrisburg; two daughters, Mrs. A. M. Kramer and Mrs. Romia Rothermel of Canton; five brothers, Peter, George, Joseph and Charles of Lewisville, Monroe County, and Michael of Louisville; one sister, Mrs. Rosie Smithberger of Noble County; 33 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body will be taken today from the Paquelet panors to the home of Clarence Zwick.
Services will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St. Louis Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery at Harrisburg.
The Canton Repository, Canton, Oh, Nov, 1946
Jerry Richard Latta, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon J. Latta of 2421 Tuscarawas St E, died Tuesday night in Mercy Hospital. The child also leaves a sister, Betty Jane of the home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Latta of Canton and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller of Howenstine, and the great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Schaub of East Sparta and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Miller of Howenstine.
The body is at the McCreery-Kreighbaum funeral home at East Sparta. Funeral services are planned for Thursdy afternoon conducted by Rev. D. A. Burdge.
Barnesville Enterprise 6 March, 1946
Nancy Wilson Danford died at the age of 91 at the home of her daughter, Dulcie, near Salesville. She was a member of the Quaker City M.E. Church. She was buried in Friends Cemetery. At the time of her death she had 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Source: 1946 newspaper clipping
Mrs. Jennie Mercer, 72, died Sunday, January 20, 1946 in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Hackathorn at Bergholz, OH. She had resided in Bergholz 38 years and was a member of Bergholz Methodist Church. Her husband Jacob Mercer died in 1927. Surviving are four sons, Ernest of Steubenville, OH, Samuel of Paris, OH, Earl of Jewett, OH, and Leb of Bergholz, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Bertha) Morrow, Mrs. James (Margaret) Hackathorn and Mrs. Charles (Mollie) Hackathorn of Bergholz, OH, and Mrs. Joe (Callie) Hemphill of Flushing, OH.
Source: OBITUARIES OF MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, Vol 2, p 22
Benjamin Okey Mayfield was born December 14, 1871 at Iuka, Tyler Co., W.Va., and passed away June 12, 1946 in Bloomingdale, Michigan, being at the time of his death 74 years, 5 months and 28 days of age. He was the son of John W. and Mary Beverlyn Mayfield.
On March 11, 1900 he was united in marriage with Catherine Duffy who preceded him in death on November 13, 1938. Three children were born to this union: Mrs Love Fisher of Bloomingdale, Michigan; Mrs Josie Dougherty of Antioch, OH.; and John Mayfield of Massillon, Ohio.
Mr. Mayfield came to Ohio from West Virginia nearly fifty years ago and remained there until he went to Michigan over a year ago to live with his daughter, Mrs Love Fisher, in whose home he passed away.
He was a member of the Methodist Church at Antioch and faithfully served the Sunday School as Superintendent for a number of years. He was also a member of Monroe Lodge No. 189, F.andA..M. for more than twenty-five years.
Surviving besides his children are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, R.G. Mayfield, of Charleston, W.Va. and two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Ankrom of Sistersville, W.Va., and Mrs Sarah Wise of New Martinsville, W.Va.
Sunset and evening star
and one clear call for me;
and may there be no mourning at
the bar, when I put out to sea.
Funeral services were conducted from the Haudenschield Funeral Home at Antioch, with additional services at the Antioch Methodist Church on Saturday arfternoon, June 15th, at two o'clock with Rev. J.L. Baker, of Barnesville, officiating. Services were conducted by Monroe Lodge No. 189 F.&A.M. at the Antioch Cemetery where burial was made.
Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder; Tuesday, 26 November 1946
John R. Stephen, 63, of Calais, Monroe county, died at 10:45 o'clock Sunday night in St. Francis hospital (Cambridge) where he had been a patient since Wednesday.
He was born in Monroe county and for the past several years had lived at Calais. He was a member of the Seneca Valley Church of Christ and had been a farmer.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Stephen of the home, four sons, Kyle of Canton, Orion, who is in the navy, and Vernon and Neal of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Forshey of Guernsey, O., Mrs. Thelma Uppole of the home; and Mrs. Florence Bunting of Quaker City; two brothers and four sisters.
The body has been taken to the Eberle funeral home in Quaker City, pending arrangements. Burial will be in Calais cemetery.
Clarington, O.--Caroline Roth Dierkes, 87,
died Wednesday afternoon, at the farm home near Oak Grove. Surviving are her
husband, Fred Dierkes, 88, four sons, Clyde of the home, Edward, and Wesley,
North Jackson, and Frank, Clarington, a number of grandchildren including Mrs.
Paul Bonar whom Mrs. Dierkes has mothered since her infancy. There are also
some great grandchildren. Mrs. Dierkes
was the last member of the Roth family which included Mrs. Jacob Ischy, Fred
and John Roth of Ohio township. She had been a semi-invalid for years due to
two hip fractures, recovering enough from each, to do most of her own house
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the home, and from the Apostolic church on Baptist Ridge where burial will be made.
Herman Jay Frank, 61, of Ridge Road, died this morning July 28, 1947 in the Bethesda Hospital where he had been a patient one day.
Mr. Frank had been employed at Hazel-Atlas Plant No. 2. A resident of Zanesville for the past 25 years, he attended the First Church of Nazarene but was a member of the Methodist church at Louisville [sic], O.
Surviving are his widow, Olive Jane Frank, five sons, Elmer of Seattle, Harold of Pershing Road, Clarence, Robert and Wilfred, all of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Orr of Gratiot and Miss Bonnie Frank, also of the home; five brothers, Freeman and Osal, both of Louisville [sic](Lewisville), Wesley and Price, both of Ashland, and Oscar of Woodsfield; a sister, Mrs. Rosa DeVore of Woodsfield, and six grandchildren.
The body has been removed to the Dean-Swope funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park.
Lyda Ackerman (nee Spence)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, Monday, Feb. 10, 1947
Mrs. Lyda Ackerman, daughter of James and Elizabeth Spence, was born November 5, 1874, and died Saturday night, February 1st, in the Schmidt Clinic, in Robinson, Illinois, at the age of 72 years, two months and twenty-six days.
Mrs. Ackerman had been a resident of Woodsfield until January 19 when she left to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Lafferre in Robinson. She took seriously ill on the 22nd.
On November 13, 1923, she was united in marriage with Charles Ackerman who preceded her in death June 10, 1945.
Surviving are the one daughter, Mrs. Lafferre, and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Louis R. Schumacher, of Woodsfield; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Denbow, of Lewisville; two brothers, James Spence, of Lewisville, Ohio, and Charles Spence, of Ashland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Galbraith funeral home on Wednesday afternoon, at two o’clock, with the Reverend Walter Trogler, of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Burial was made beside her husband in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.
Source: Newspaper clipping, Belmont County Ohio, May 1947
Mrs. Warfield, 89, Dies Thursday [correct is 08 May 1947]--Mrs. Roena Warfield, 89, died Thursday night at 11:30 in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Adams, Neffs. The body was taken to the Walter C. Bauknecht funeral home, and will be removed to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Dixon, Neffs. Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of Evangelist C. W. Rock, and burial will follow in Mt. Zion cemetery, Brooks Run.
Mrs. Warfield was born near Woodsfield Dec. 24, 1857, a daughter of the late Isaac McMahon. She had resided in the Neffs vicinity for 60 years. Her husband, Joel Warfield, died 18 years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Emma Miller, Mrs. Martha F. Adams, Mrs. Lillian Ann Dixon [correct is Lydia Ann], and Mrs. Icithine Dailey [correct is Iciphene], all of Neffs; a brother William J., Barnesville, 22 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Christina J. Dillon nee Cline
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, dated, June 23, 1947
Mrs. Christina Dillon, 55, wife of Charles Dillon, of New Matamoras, died Sunday morning, June 15th, at 2:30 o'clock in Marietta Memorial Hospital following her illness. She was admitted to the hospital Saturday noon. Mrs. Dillon was born: Jan. 7, 1892 in Monroe Co. and spent the greater part of her life in the New Matamoras Community. Her parents were Marshall and Amelia Barlow Cline. She was a member of The Jericho Christian Union Church.
Surviving are her husband and twelve sons and daughters. They are: Mrs. Wm. Cross, of Woodsfield; Mrs. Wm. Huffman, Mrs. Manuel Eckelberry, Mrs. James W. Cline and Mrs. Denzil Rinard of New Matamoras; Mrs. Ralph Scott, of Alliance; Mrs. Charles Durant and Mrs. Roy Bauer, of Canton; Charles Dillon, Jr., Robert Dillon, Edwin Dillon and William Dillon, of the family home. There are 11 grand children. Brothers and sisters are Stewart Cline, of Burlington Heights; Hershel Cline, of Griffin, Indiana; Roy Cline, of Graysville; Mrs. Alice Howell and Mrs. Olive Yost, of Woodsfield.
were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at The Jericho
Church. Interment was in the cemetery nearby.
Martha Viola Gatten nee Smith
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 23, 1947, Thursday
Mrs. Martha Viola Gatten , 72, widow of the late Winfield Gatten, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Thurman Gatten, on Lewisville, Route 2, following an extended illness.
Surviving are one son, Thurman Gatten, at whose home she died; five daughters, Mrs. W. W. Willison, Mrs. Ralph Farley and Mrs. Harry Hoover of Akron; Mrs. John Cramblett and Mrs. Thomas Simmons, of Woodsfield and three brothers, Harvey Smith of Graysville and Charles and John D. Smith of Woodsfield.
Mrs. Gatten was a member of The Church of Christ. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Galbraith Funeral Home, with Minister E. Gaston Collins officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Source: newspaper clipping
Charles A. Mercer died Tuesday evening at 6:45 PM at Glendale Hospital following a long illness. He was born in Tyler County on July 15, 1883, a son of Jacob and Mary Wilson Mercer.
He was a member of the Methodist Church of Paden City, WV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Mercer; four sons, Russell of Rines Ridge, WV, Burl of Powhatan, Ohio, Charles and Dale Mercer both at home; seven daughters, Mrs. Lillian Wright, of Follansbee, Mrs. Sadie Neely and Mrs. Mary Goodrich both of Moundsville, WV, Mrs. Hilda Bostic of Ft. Benjamin, IN, Mrs. Gail Roberts of Procter, WV, and Miss Juanita Mercer at home; 26 grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Ollie Snider of Paden City, WV; four half-sisters, and four half-brothers. The body is at Grisell's pending arrangements for services.
Source: Quaker City [OHIO] Home Towner, Friday, 5 Dec. 1947
Mrs. Juanita Neuhart Betts, 24, wife of Lester Betts, of Quaker City, died Thursday of last week in St. Francis hospital at Cambridge, following childbirth.
The daughter of James and Hazel Mercer Neuhart, she was born near Batesville, Jan. 4, 1923.
Besides her parents and her husband and son, she is survived by five brothers, Ralph Neuhart of Cambridge, Ray Neuhart of Batesville, Jimmy and Jack Neuhart of near Quaker City and Richard Neuhart, near Batesville.
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Anna L. Gramlich (nee Ackerman)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 23, 1948
Mrs. Anna L. Gramlich, age 46, of Adamsville road, Zanesville, Ohio, Route 5, died Thursday evening, February 19th, at six o’clock at Good Samaritan hospital in Zanesville, following complications from an operation three weeks ago.
A native of Woodsfield, she was the daughter of the late Conrad and Louise Cecil Ackerman. A member of the Pilgrim Evangelical and Reformed Church, Mrs. Gramlich resided in Zanesville for the past 23 years.
Surviving are her husband, Charles C. Gramlich; a son, Edward Gramlich, of Zanesville; a daughter, Miss Helen E. Gramlich, of the home; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Geraldine Gramlich; a brother, Otto Ackerman, of Miami, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. One son preceded her in death.
The body was brought to the Bauer and Turner funeral home on Sunday morning where funeral services were held at two o’clock Sunday afternoon. Reverend Walter Trogler, of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, Woodsfield, officiated. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield.
Herman J. Egger
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 1948
Herman J. Egger, age 67, well known and prosperous farmer of the Lewisville community, died in Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday evening, December 14, 1948. Having been in failing health for some time, he was admitted to Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, December 7th, undergoing a major operation last Thursday.
The body was brought to the Gardner funeral home at Stafford and will be taken to the family home four miles north of Lewisville, Ohio this Thursday afternoon.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Claus Egger; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Landefeld, of Freeport, Ohio; one son, Elwood Egger, of the home; three grandchildren, and one brother, Homer Egger, of Barnesville, Ohio.
Short funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, with additional services at the St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Middle Church, near Lewisville at two o’clock. Reverend Floyd L. Workman, of Lewisville, will officiate. Burial will be in the Church cemetery.
Lucinda Belford was born May 12, 1864, and passed away Sunday, August 22, 1948, at the age of 84 years, three months and ten days. She was the daughter of the late Caspar and Frances Hendershot and the last of a family of ten children. On May 16, 1883, she was married to Henry Belford and was the mother of four children, all surviving her. Mr. Belford preceded her in death May 12, 1939. She was a life long member of the Locust Grove church and was regular in attendance as health permitted. Mrs. Belford will be missed in the home, church and the community, as she was interested in her friends and her family. Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Sadie Hoskinson of Sardis, Mrs. Cleora Tenley of Sardis, Oliver Belford of Fly and Arthur Belford of Sardis, fifteen grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
So then, good night, Mother, only good night
Turn thy dear face to the mansions of light.
Life is so wonderful, life such as thine,
Death cannot end it, Good night, Mother mine.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock at the Rush Funeral Home with final services at the Locust Grove Church at two o’clock with Rev. Samuel Huffman and Rev. Donald Smith conducting the services. Interment was in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Calvin Hendershot, 74, resident of twenty-seventh and Belmont Street, retired riverman and retired employee of the Wheeling Steel Corp., was found dead in his home, where he resided alone yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock by his daughter, Mrs. Frank Lewis¸ of Toronto, Ohio, who came to visit him, learning that he had been ill. He was born in Monroe County, Ohio. His wife, Amanda Hendershot, died in 1941. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred Lewis of Toronto, Ohio, and Mrs. Anthony Vanella¸of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Sadie Belford, of Wheeling, a brother, William Hendershot, of Fly, Ohio, died last Monday. Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. The body was removed to the Walter Bauknecht Funeral Home, where services will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock, followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery. (February 15, 1948, probably Bellaire, OH)
JAMES V. JOHNSON STRICKEN IN HOME (brother of Adam D. Johnson) Quaker City-Oct. 4
James V. Johnson, 89, a native of Monroe County but a resident of near this community 41 years died at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday in his home here after an illness of several weeks. He was born May 29, 1862 and spent most of his life farming. He was the last of seven children and a member of the Quaker City Methodist church. Besides his widow, Jennie Stephens Johnson he is survived by a daughter, Miss Helen of the home. A son, Paul, died Aug. 16, 1948. The body is in the Eberle funeral home where services are to be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Friends cemetery.
James V. Johnson, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, at his home in Quaker City following a several weeks illness. A son of James and Nancy Steele Johnson, he was born in Monroe county on May 29, 1862 and moved to Quaker City more that forty-one years ago. The last of a family of seven children, he was a member of the Quaker City Methodist church. Surviving are his wife Jennie Stephen Johnson, and one daughter, Helen of the home. A sone, Paul, died in 1948.
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, dated April 5, 1948, Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit
Abner Highman, son of Duncan and Sarah M. Highman, was born in Wayne Township, June 13, 1868. He departed this life at his home on Woodsfield, Route 2, Thursday, April 1st, being at the time of his departure 79 years, 9 months and 18 days of age.
His illness began a year ago which he bore patiently until the end. All that medical skill and tender care could do was done, but God saw fit to call him from this world unseen to us.
He was united in marriage with Phoebe Drake on January 10, 1889, and to this union six children were born, all of whom survive: Otto Highman, of Woodsfield, Route 2; Alonzo Highman, of Ashland, Ohio; Jay Highman of Lewisville, Ohio, Route ; David Highman, Mrs. D. S. Williams and Mrs. A. E. Cline, of Woodsfield, Route 2.
Also surviving besides his wife and the children, are the following brothers; Oliver Highman of Woodsfield, Route 2; Hamilton Highman of Woodsfield; and Oscar Highman of near Graysville, Ohio; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren and a host of more distant relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and the following brothers and sister; William Highman, James Highman, Clarence Highman and Mrs. D. E. Hartshorn.
Mr. Highman was a successful farmer, a faithful husband, a good neighbor, and a loving father. His passing is a hard burden to bear by the family, but we submit to Him who doeth all things well.
He was a member of the Connor Methodist Church and lived consistent in the belief and teaching of his church.
Brief funeral services were held at the late home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, with additional services at two o’clock at he Connor Ridge Methodist Church. Minister J. V. A. Traylor officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Gardner Funeral Home of Stafford in charge.
Glenn Leroy Highman
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Thursday, March 16, 1948
Glenn Leroy Highman, age 62, Clarington, Ohio, Rt.1, died March 8, 1978, at his home. He was born August 28, 1915, in Monroe County. Son of Charles and Pearl Nalley Highman. Retired Monroe County highway employee. Member of The Woodsfield Church of Christ.
Survived by his wife Edna Hoover Highman. Two daughters, Mrs. Ronald Schnegg, Clarington, Rt. 1; Mrs. Melvin Truex, Newport, Ohio. Three sisters, Mrs. Audrey Shafer, Lewisville, Rt. 2: Mrs. Mabel Hines, Lewisville, Rt. 2; Mrs. Waneta Dalrymple, Lewisville, Rt. 2. One brother, Edsel Highman, Graysville. Six grandchildren.
Friends were received at The Bauer Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield where services were held March 10. Burial was in The Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Ministers Russell Eddy and Charles Hendershot officiated.
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, June 10, 1948 -- Military Services for Pfc. Leland Highman Sunday Afternoon
Funeral services will be
held at The Bauer and Turner Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock for
Pfc. Leland D. Highman who was killed in action in North Africa on May 6, 1943.
The body will arrive this Thursday evening at The Bauer and Turner Funeral Home
from Columbus, accompanied by a military escort, and will be taken to the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Highman, near West Marietta Street,
Friday. The body will be returned to the funeral home on Sunday morning.
The services will be conducted by Rev. Wm. M. Miller, of The Methodist Church. Full military honors will be conducted by Monroe County Post No. 5303, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pfc. Highman was inducted into The Army, March 6, 1941, from Middletown where he had been employed for about three years with The Lamneck Sheet Metal Products Company. He had been stationed in North Africa for about one year, previous to his death. He was slightly wounded on April 23, 1943, but had recovered from these injuries and was again on the battlefield.
Leland was born on
February 16, 1919, and was reared on Conner Ridge near Woodsfield. Surviving
are his widow, Mrs. Martha Haynes Highman Glock, and a daughter, Velma Louise,
age six years, of West Jefferson, Ohio; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Highman; and the following sisters and brothers; Mrs. O. T. Gatten, of
Lewisville, Rt. 2; Mrs. William Hines, of Lewisville, Star Route; Glenn
Highman, of Woodsfield; Gerald Highman, of Lewisville, Route 2; Edsel Highman
of near Graysville, and Mrs. Albert Dalrymple, on Woodsfield, Route 2
Spouse Edna Hoover
Sylvester Oliver Highman
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, dated, Monday, February 16, 1948
Sylvester Highman, 54, merchant in Sarahsville for forty years, died suddenly Sunday night, February 8, at 10:30 o'clock of a heart attack at his home. He had been enjoying his usual health and death occurred about one hour after he was stricken. Mr. Highman was born near Woodsfield, a son of Duncan and Emily Williams Highman, and was a member of The Conner Methodist Church near Woodsfield.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Truax Highman; one son, Lowell Gray Highman, student at Ohio University, Athens; three brothers, Herman Highman, of Chicago; A. G. Highman, of Ashland, and Clem Highman, of Zanesville; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Bradley of Newark; Mrs. Inez Schumate and Mrs. Rita Singer, both of Zanesville. One brother, Knox Highman, died eight years ago.
were held Wednesday afternoon at the family home with
burial in The Valley View Cemetery at Sarahsville, Ohio.
Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Monday, 5 April 1948
Services for Otto Carpenter, 51, Uhrichsville, who died Friday at Twin City Hospital, Dennison, after an illness of pneumonia, were held Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister, Ocie Carpenter, Quaker City R.D. Additional services were held at the Calais Methodist Church with Rev. Marie Tschappat officiating. Burial was in Calais Cemetery in charge of Brubach Funeral Home, Summerfield. Mr. Carpenter was a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are his wife Harriet, six sons, Clayton of the Army of occupation in Germany, Willie, Leonard, Junior, Tommie and Dennis Jack of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Henry, Uhrichsville, Wilma Lee, Wanda Grace and Linda Marlene, of the home; two brothers, Lewis, Quaker City and Joseph, Summerfield and three sisters, Ocie and Goldie of near Quaker City, and Mrs. Rebecca Leach, Summerfield. *My note: 2 Apr 1948
Source: Hancock County Historical Society, Carthage, Illinois, Siegfried XIX Page 86
Edna Ellen Smith Dies In Hospital Edna Ellen Smith, daughter of Charles Andrew Kinkade and Cordelia Delano Atwood, was born in Keokuk, Iowa, September 29, 1874, and passed away at Missouri Baptist hospital, St. Louis, Mo., April 19, 1948. She was united in marriage to James Guthrie Smith April 16, 1902, at Keokuk. He passed away Feb. 2, 1929. Most of her early life was spent in Hamilton, Illinois, Keokuk, Iowa, and Kahoka, Missouri. She served many years as telephone operator in Bentley, Illinois. She went to Washington, D. C., in 1935, to live with her daughter, Lucille. Since 1942 they have lived in St. Louis. She was a member of the Christian church. She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Harold Gaylord Smith and Leslie Blake Smith, of Roseville, Ill., and three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Akers, of Bowen, Ill., Mrs. Blanche Long, of Carthage, Ill., Mrs. Lucille Champlin, of St. Louis, Mo., a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Meeks, of Burbank, Calif., and two brothers, Stansberry and Frank Kinkade, both of the state of Washington, also ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a host of friends
Published in the Fairview Oklahoma Republican
Newspaper. Submitted by
MORRIS, son of John A and Sarah A
Morris, was born near
and four sisters:
Eliza, Harriet, Mary and Ida; all preceding him in death. On
March 18, 1885
Mr. Morris was
united in marriage to Ella A Grant.
To this union
five children were born: Forrest
V who died in 1933, Earle B of
Source: Monroe County, Ohio, newspaper
Elizabeth Bartenschlag, daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Yockey, was born in Wheeling, W. Va., January 1, 1868, and departed this life July 17, 1948, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Pickens, at Lewisville, Ohio, being at the time of her death 80 years, 6 months and 16 days old.
In early childhood she moved with her family to Monroe County, Ohio, near Middle Church. Later the family moved to Wayne Township.
She was united in marriage with Fred Bartenschlag on April 29, 1890, who preceded her in death over sixteen years ago. To this union five children were born. One daughter, Rosa, preceded her in death in infancy. Surviving are two sons and two daughters: Walter Bartenschlag, of Lewisville, Alonzo Bartenschlag, of Canton; Mrs. Lucinda Pickens, of Lewisville, and Mrs. Florence McVey, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
In addition she leaves to mourn her departure a sister: Mrs. Mollie Dinger, of Wheeling, W. Va.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Laura Truitt and Mrs. Howard Beam, of Columbus, Indiana, and Mrs. Martha Dennis, in California; two half-brothers, William Yockey, of Columbus, Indiana, and T. J. Yockey, of Fairview, Ohio; also a host of other relatives and friends.
At an early age she became a member of the Lewisville St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church, and retained her faith and hope until called home.
The family has lost a good and loving Mother. She was always unmindful of herself but ever kind and considerate of others.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, July 20, with short services being held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Pickens, at 1:30 o'clock, followed by final rites at the Lewisville St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church. Rev. Walter Trogler, of Woodsfield, assisted by Rev. Floyd Workman, of Lewisville, officiated. Interment was made in the family lot in the Friendship Cemetery beside her husband.
Source: MONROE COUNTY, OHIO OBITUARIES, Vol 1, p 32, citing paper of Thursday, March 11, 1948
Mrs. Frank Turner, 64, former resident of Woodsfield, Ohio, who died in Bay City, Mich.* The body will be brought to the Galbraith funeral home, Woodsfield, tonight. Services in the chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Woodsfield. Surviving are nine* children, Roger, Bernice, Katherine, Bessie, Nabel,** Nellie, Mary, Billie, Virginia and Ward Turner.
* This is only a fragment of a sentence so perhaps the full article is not here.
** The article says nine children survive but 10 names are listed.
*** This is elsewhere seen as MABEL.
Source: Noble County Leader, Caldwell, Ohio; Thursday, 27 May 1948
Last rites were held Saturday for William R. (Rufer) Day, 71, who passed away at his home in Summerfield. Rev. Marie Tschappat officiated at the services with burial in Eastern Cemetery by the Brubach Funeral Home.
Four sons survive. They are Kyle and Earl Day, Summerfield: Merle, of Caldwell; and Bert of Massillon.
Brothers and sisters left to mourn his passing are Sherman of Barnesville; Cale, of Mount Vernon; Mrs. Hattie Mason, Kent; and Mrs. Lizze Pepper, of Summerfield.
Source: Zanesville [Ohio] Time Recorder; Monday, 14 June 1948
Funeral services for Elmer Hannahs, 81, of near Calais, who was found dead at his home Friday were held Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Stephens of Calais. Burial was made in Calais cemetery by the Brubach funeral home, Summerfield.
According to Monroe County Coroner Paul Turner, death was probably caused early Friday by a heart attack.
Surviving are six brothers, Demp of Summerfield; Thurman, Charles, Liston and Friend of Quaker City and Will of Newcomerstown; two sisters, Mrs. Katie Brownfield of Newark and Miss Minnie Hannahs of Columbus, three sons, Miles of Senecaville; Forrest of Summerfield and Ervin of Calais; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Carpenter of near Summerfield and Mrs. Stephens.
Source: OBITUARIES OF MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, compiled by Kathry Schafer Romick, p 45; citing newspaper of Thursday, December 2, 1948.
Miss Louisa Eggensperger, 83, life resident of Monroe county, O., and member of a pioneer family died Wednesday at 2 a.m. in the home of her niece, Mrs. T.C. Thomas, West Forty-First Street, Shadyside.
A daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Ann Eggensperger, she was born in Switzer** township, Monroe county, July 15, 1865. She was the last member of her immediate family, four sisters and five brothers having preceded her in death.
In addition to Mrs. Thomas surviving is another niece, Mrs. T.P. Kurtzman, a number of great-nieces and nephews, also several great-great-nieces and nephews.
The body was removed to the Toothman funeral home in Jacobsburg, O., where brief services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, followed by additional rites in the Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed church at Clarington at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Fred Zimmerman, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in Case cemetery, near Clarington.
**Submitter's Note: This should be Switzerland Township.
Source: Fort Morgan [Colorado] Times; 3/2/1948, page 1
Mrs. Margaret Matteson, wife of Lewis A. Matteson of Brush, died at
Ebenezer hospital Sunday where she had been ill for the past eight days.
She was 85 years of age and had been a resident of Morgan county since 1888.
Mrs. Matteson was born in Ohio July 18, 1862.
Besides her husband she is survived by six sons and two daughters. Benjamin Oldemeyer of Mercedes, Texas, John Oldemeyer of Brush, Herman Oldemeyer of Sioux City, Iowa, Michael Oldemeyer of Chico, Calif., Clarence Oldemeyer of Brush, Mrs. Alice Hanson of Oakland, Calif. and Mrs. Fleda Ohls??? Of Brush.
One sister, Mrs. Lydia Bundy of Armona, Calif. survives. There are 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the Brush Rankin Presbyterian church with Dr. A. G. Wallace officiating. Interment will be in the Brush cemetery. Frezieres Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in the Evansville Indiana Courier and the Evansville Indiana Press
Isaac S. Rowley, 76, of Gentryville, Ind., a retired employee of International Steel company, died at 10 0'clock yesterday morning at Deaconess Hospital.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Katie Rowley; three sons, Truman of Evansville, Ind., Wesley of Gentryville, Ind. and Jean (Gene) of Gary, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Witham, Mrs. Margaret Hendricks, Mrs Laura Higgins, all of Evansville, Ind., and Mrs Roberta Miller of Hammond, Ind.; one brother, John W. Rowley of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Arnold of Chrisney, Ind. and Mrs. Saphronia McMahon of Tell City, Ind.; and 13 grandchildren.
The body is at the Schaefer Funeral Home, Evansville, Indiana.
Freeman C. Frank -- The Death Angel has visited our community again and claimed a loving husband, kind father and a good neighbor and friend.
Freeman C. Frank was born in Monroe County, Ohio, February 13, 1888, and departed this life September 7, 1949, being at the time of his death 61 years, 6 months and 25 days of age.
He was united in marriage with Marie Smith on May 6, 1916. To this union were born three children: Carl, of Akron; Mabel and Rosena, of the home.
Mr. Frank was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist church, and was always interested in Christian ideals in his home and community. He had not been in good health for the past twelve years but had gradually become worse the last three months of his live.
Besides his wife and children, he leaves to mourn his departure a daughter-in-law, Opal; one sister, Mrs. Rosa Devore, of Graysville; four brothers, Oscar Frank, of Woodsfield; Wesley Frank, of Ashland; Osal Frank, of near Lewisville, and Price Frank, of Graysville; also a host of other relatives and friends.
He will be sadly missed in his home and community, but his family will rest in assurance that God does everything well.
Funeral Services were held at the Methodist church in Lewisville on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10, with Rev. Floyd Workman, pastor of the chruch, officiating. Burial was made in the Friendship Cemetery by Funeral director, W. P. Gardner, of Stafford.
Mary L. Gertler (nee Zerger)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, March 1949
Mrs. Mary Louise Zerger Gertler, 81, former resident of Beallsville, died Thursday night, March 31st, at 11:30 o’clock at her home, 354 East Beechwold Blvd., Columbus, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Gertler widow of John Gertler, prominent Beallsville merchant, left the Beallsville community two years ago. She was a member of the Beallsville chapter of Eastern Star and the Woodsfield Rebekah Lodge and the Beallsville Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. W. V. Gertler, of Coshocton, Ohio and C. E. Gertler, of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. John (Minnie) Decker, of East Liverpool, Ohio; Mrs. A. L. (Anna) Salazar, of Huntington Park, California; Mrs. Whitney (Salena) Crawford, of Detroit, Michigan, and Miss Viola Gertler, at home; two brothers, J. W. Zerger, of Hopedale, Ohio, and Phillip Zerger, of Woodsfield; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The body was brought to the lowers and Campbell funeral home in Beallsville Saturday noon.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at one o’clock in the Beallsville Presbyterian Church. Interment was in the Barnesville Memorial Park, Barnesville, Ohio.
John W. Denbow also: Nora B. Denbow (nee Wise)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, September, 1949
John W. Denbow, son of Levi and Rachel Denbow, was born near Lewisville, Ohio, July 11, 1863, and departed this life July 26, 1949, aged 86 years, 15 days.
Nora B. Denbow, nee Wise, daughter of Shepherd and Sarah Wise, was born near Lewisville on February 8, 1869. Departed this life March 25, 1949, age 80 years, one month and 17 days.
They were united in marriage March 26, 1896. This union was never broken until it was severed by the grim reaper in the death of Nora B. on March 25, 1949. She was laid to rest in the friendship cemetery, at Lewisville March 28, 1949. After lingering for four months John W. also answered the call of the grim reaper and joined his companion of 53 years in that land beyond death’s sea.
They united with the Methodist Church in Lewisville June 2, 1897, where they remained faithful members until death.
She is survived by one brother, C. C. Wise of Mt. Vernon, Ohio besides a host of relatives and friends. One brother and three sisters having preceded her in death.
He is survived by one brother C. C. Wise, of Zanesville, Ohio, one sister Bertha Wise of Mt. Vernon and also by many relatives and friends.
Reverend Floyd Workman, their pastor and Reverend O. E. Vice, officiated.
Wallace William Longfellow
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 1949
Wallace William Longfellow, son of William and Lydia Longfellow, was born at Macksburg, Ohio on September 22, 1886, and departed this life in the Martins Ferry Hospital September 22, 1949, being at the time of death 62 years and 11 months of age. He was of a family of four children all of who have preceded him death.
He was united in marriage with Laura Bach on February 9, 1909. To this union were born three children; Paul of the home, Kermit of Strasburg, Ohio and Mrs. Glen Geldmacher of Lewisville, Ohio. Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children, four grand children, several nieces and nephews.
He had been in failing health for the past few years and had been in a serious condition for the past few months. His death however was a severe shock to his family and many friends.
Reverend Floyd Workman officiated and The Gardner Funeral Home was in charge.
Eleanor Zwick (nee Baker)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, March 1950
Mrs. Eleanor Zwick, 65, died at nine o’clock on Thursday evening, March 30, 1950, at her home in Lewisville, Ohio.
Born in Monroe County, Ohio, she had lived there most of her life. She was the daughter of William and Opeloma Baker.
Surviving are her husband, P. W. Zwick; three sons, Sennen Zwick, of the home; Ural Zwick, of Zanesville, Ohio; and Hugo Zwick, of Columbus, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at nine o’clock at St. Joseph’s Church at Burkhart, Ohio with the Reverend Martin of Carsile, Ohio, officiating. Burial was in the Church cemetery with the Brubach funeral home in charge.
Eugene D. Conley, born at Benwood, Monroe County, April 7, 1881, departed this life at the age of 68 years, two months and 25 days. He was the son of Jesse and Sarah Mathias Conley. His early life was spent in the vicinity of Sardis, Ohio, also Paden City, W. Va., but he had been a resident of 1119 Grandview Street, Wheeling, W. Va., since 1919. After several years as an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad, he retired seven years ago due to ill health. He had been seriously ill only nine days and died about 45 minutes after being admitted to the hospital. He became a member of the West Union Church of Christ several years ago. Funeral services were conducted by Minister J. V. A. Traylor at West Union Church of Christ Monday morning, July 4, at 11 o’clock. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Ann Sales Conley, one son, Ralph W. Conley of Parsons, W. Va., four brothers, George Conley of Fly, Mason Conley of Sardis, Dorman Conley of New Martinsville, Elmer Conley of Shadyside, also one granddaughter. (7/1/1949)
Source: Newspaper clipping, Belmont County Ohio, January 1949
William McMahon Dies In Hazelton, Pa. William McMahon, former resident of Key Ridge, died Saturday night [correct is 15 January 1949] at 10 in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl B. Wetzel, Hazelton, Pa., following an illness of nine weeks.
The deceased was born in Monroe County, May 15, 1872, a son of Isaac and Jeanette [correct is Jennetta] Hanlon McMahon, and was united in marriage to Nora A. Howell [correct is Powell] who preceded him in death. Mr. McMahon was the last of a family of 11 children.
The body will arrive at the Toothman funeral home at Jacobsburg Tuesday evening where friends may call.
Funeral services will be held from the St. Joe Church of Christ Thursday afternoon at 2 with Evangelists Lewis Smith and Edward Houston in charge. Interment will take place in the Bethel cemetery. Please omit flowers.
Lou Ellen, age 78, died suddenly at 8:30 Saturday morning on December 10, 1949, at her home, 635 West Main Street in Ashland, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Ludwig and William Matz, of Woodsfield; Mrs. Rachel Christman, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Young, of Lewisville, Route, paid their respects at the Matz home on Sunday. Funeral services were held at two o’clock Monday afternoon, December 12, from the Gilbert Funeral Home in Ashland, Ohio. Rev. Adam Gault, of Spencer, officiated. Burial was made in Ashland Cemetery.
Source: OBITUARIES OF MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, Volume 2, p. 16:
Andrew Spencer Morris, son of Andrew J. and Elizabeth Beardmore Morris, was born at Sycamore Valley on September 7, 1878, and departed this life at Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio, on November 25, 1949, being at the time of his death 71 years, 2 months and 18 days of age. On October 8, 1898 he was united in marriage with Pearl Zelda Kinkade, of near Sycamore Valley, Ohio. To this union were born nine children, six sons and three daughters. On January 21, 1894 he obeyed the gospel under the teaching of Elder Ezra Barkes of near Graysville, and remained faithful until death. October 15, 1911, Brother Morris was appointed deacon of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, and he faithfully attended the duties of this office for more than thirty-eight years. On July 27, 1949 his faith to duty was rewarded by being appointed to the Eldership which position he was filling at the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, two brothers and five children as follows: Earl, Maywood, Edward, William and an infant son.
Mr. Morris leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Mrs. Pearl Kinkade Morris; one son, Isaac Morris of Mantua, Ohio; three daughters, Mildred Okey and Myra Anderson of Graysville, and Ethel Bishop, of Woodsfield; one brother, George Morris of Illinois; one sister, Anna Mobberly, of Sycamore Valley; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
In the death of Brother Morris the family has lost a kind husband and father, the community a good friend and neighbor, and the church a true and loyal worker. On Wednesday, November 30, he was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Pleasant Ridge, almost in the shadow of the church where he had labored and worshipped for more than fifty years. May we all live so as to meet beyond the shadows.
Funeral services were held in the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ at one o'clock, with Minister J.M. Cochran and Forrest Mobberly officiating.
Source: The Times Recorder Thursday, November 10, 1949
Simon Piatt, 72, prominent Monroe County farmer, died Wednesday morning (November 9, 1949) at the home of a nephew, Harley Allen, Woodsfield Rt 4. Death followed a long illness. The son of John and Mary Piatt, he is survived by four brothers, Jacob, of Woodsfield Rt. 4, Lorenz of Woodsfield Rt. 1, Albert of Lewisville Rt. 2 and Charles of Woodsfield.
The body has been removed to the Schumacher funeral home in Woodsfield, where it will remain for services Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J.V. Traylor will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Carrick cemetery.
Elizabeth Florentine Schwallie nee Burkhart (March 16, 1884 - January 4, 1949)
Mrs. Elizabeth Schwallie, age 65 died at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday morning on January 4, 1949 at her home in Lewisville Route one, after becoming ill on Monday night.
Surviving are her husband, Edward C. Schwallie; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Crum, of Caldwell, and Mrs. Mildred Crnm, of Pittsburgh; five Sons, Lawrence, George, Raymond, Clarence and Andrew, of Canton; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Teresa TU1~1, of Wheeling, and Mrs. Cecelia Schwaliie, of Louisville; and a brother, Simon Burkhart, in Montana.
Mrs. Schwallie was the daughter of the late Andrew and Rosa Burkhart, and was a life resident of the Burkhart community.
Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at nine o’clock in St. Joseph’s Church at Burkhart, with Rev. C. 1. Finan officiating. Interment will be in the Chapel Hill cemetery with the Brubach funeral home, Summerfield, in charge.
Source: Tyler County Journal - 7 Apr 1949 Tyler County Obituaries, Vol 3, page 47
Joseph Mercer - age 77, died at his home on Ten Mile Creek on 30 Mar 1949. Deceased was married to Nancy L. Fiest, who preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons: John W. Mercer, Otto Mercer and Leroy Mercer all of New Martinsville, WV. He is also survived by three brothers: Jerry and Phillip Mercer, both of Moundsville, WV; and Bert Mercer of New Martinsville; and one sister, Mrs. Pearl B. Mercer of Moundsville,WV.
Funeral services were held from the home of the deceased. Burial in the Mercer Cemetery (Wolf Pen) on Ten Mile Creek, Tyler Co, WV.
Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Thursday, 3 Feb. 1949
R. M. (Mat) Morris, 84, died Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob Rubel, Rt. 2, Summerfield, following a six weeks illness. His wife, Alice Carpenter Morris died Feb. 3, 1948. He was born in Monroe County, Oct. 27, 1864, and had lived all his life in that county.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rubel, with whom he had resided, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Eberle Funeral Home, Quaker City, and will be returned to the family home Saturday afternoon. Services will be held Sunday at 2 P.M. in the Seneca Valley Church of Christ. Burial will be made in the Calais Cemetery.
Source: Barnesville [OHIO] Whetstone; Thursday, 29 September 1949
Oliver H. Carpenter, retired farmer of Calais, died in the Ohio Valley Hospital, Tuesday, September 27, at 11:50 P.M. following an illness of several months.
He was born August 5, 1870 in Calais, the son of Cookson and Babara Carpenter. He was well-known in that community and Barnesville where he has lived for a number of years.
Surviving are three sons, Wayne of Akron, Asher of Redondo, Calif., and Lester of Canton. One daughter, Mrs. Loren Mayberry, Barnesville.
He is also survived by ten grandchildren; one brother O.S. Carpenter of Zanesville and two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Stephen, Akron and Mrs. James Brownfield, Calais.
He was a member of the West Main Street Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held from the Campbell Funeral Home Friday at 1:30 P.M. with Evangelists Harry Postlewaite officiating. Burial will follow in the Calais Cemetery.
Source: The Quaker City [OHIO] Home Towner; Friday, 15 April 1949
SALESVILLE NATIVE, DIES
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Udell Latta, 69, were conducted in Granville last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Harry E. Kruener, pastor of the Granville Baptist church, officiating. Burial was made at Granville.
Mrs. Latta, wife of Rev. J. T. Latta of Granville, died at her home on Thursday of last week. She had been ill since early January.
The daughter of Charles Heidelbach and Emily Peters Udell, she was born at Salesville on Nov. 9, 1879, and was married to John Tilton Latta, Sept. 9, 1905. Mrs. Latta was baptized in the Salem Baptist church by the Rev. Mr. Kerr, and taught in the country schools in Guernsey and Belmont counties for several years.
She later attended the Chicago Baptist Mission Training School, and with her husband sailed for Burma, Oct. 1905, as missionaries serving under the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. They arrived in Burma in December 1905 and proceeded to Thronez, Burma, where they served as missionaries until April 1, 1940.
Mrs. Latta was a member of the Baptist church in East Cleveland. She is survived by the husband of the home and the following daughters and one son: Mary Elizabeth Latta Becker, Dayton; Margery Genevieve Gibson, Rochester, Minn; Miriam Lois Latta of the home; Emma Merrill Webber, Applegate, Ore., John David Latta, M.D., Danville, Ky. One son, Walter Udell Latta, died in infancy. One sister, Mrs. Carrie McCourt and one brother, Grover Udell, both of Cambridge R.D. survive. Mrs. Laura Galligher and Andrew J. Galligher are deceased. Walter and Emma Udell of New Gottengen are aunt and uncle of the deceased. Her husband is a relative of P.T. Morris, Salesville R.D.
Source: Monroe County [Ohio] Beacon; 18 April 1949
Clem F. Stimpert, 67, former resident of Woodsfield, died at his home in Blackwell, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon, April 11th following a heart attack.
The body arrived in Byesville on Friday morning and was removed to the Herlan Funeral Home where services were held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock with Rev. Floyd Gaugler officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
Surviving the deceased is his wife Ethel Stimpert, and one son, Rolland Stimpert, of Blackwell. Harold H. Herlan, owner of the Herlan Funeral Home is a nephew of the deceased.
Source: The Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder; Tuesday, 1 March 1949
MRS. LATTA SERVICES
Funeral services for Mrs. R. H. Latta, wife of Dr. R.H. Latta of Graysville, who died Sunday, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Graysville Methodist Church. Rev. Floyd Workman will officiate, and burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
Faber, Mrs. Mary Faber (nee--Matz)
Faber, Mrs. Mary (Matz), 69, wife of Amiel Faber of Lewisville died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Radon, Lewisville, Thursday morning, August 25 following an illness.
Short funeral services were held at the family home followed by final rites at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church (Middle Church) Sunday afternoon with Reverend Elmer A. Gradwohl of St Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church in Woodsfield officiating.
Interment was made in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield by the Gardner Funeral Home of Stafford.
Mrs. Faber was born near Lewisville on June 19, 1860, one of a family of twelve children of Ludwig and Christina Meckling Matz. She spent most of her life near Lewisville, living in Woodsfield only a few years.
She became a member of Middle Church by the rites of confirmation in her youth and remained a faithful member all her life.
On December 24, 1905 she was united in marriage to Amiel Faber and he and the following children survive; Mrs. George (Edith) Radon and Mrs. Arthur (Lucille) Reischman, both of Lewisville, Clyde of Massillon and Mrs. Robert (Martha) Falls of North Lawrence and Paul Faber of the home and nine grandchildren. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Lena and Mrs. Rachel Christman and Mrs. Elizabeth Hines, all of Lewisville, Mrs. Amelia Neuhart of Woodsfield and Mrs. Elma Legg of Massillon and two brothers, Attorney L.E. Matz and William Matz, both of Woodsfield.
One son, Harold; one sister, Mrs Leibfarth and three brothers, Phillip, Chris and Herman preceded her in death.
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Sylvia Walters (nee Tubaugh)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio June 1950
Mrs. H. J. Walters, 200 Ohio Street, Woodsfield, the former Miss Sylvia Tubaugh, died Saturday morning June 3, 1950, in the Bethesda hospital in Zanesville, Ohio. She had undergone a surgical operation there a week
The body was brought to the Schumacher funeral home and remained there where funeral services were held Monday afternoon at three o’clock. Her pastor Reverend William Miller of the First Methodist Church officiated. Interment was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield.
A daughter of the late Thomas and Caroline Imhoff Tubaugh, she was born near Clarington and spent her entire life in Monroe County, Ohio.
On September 20, 1922, she was married to H. J. (Dick) Walters and since that time had resided in Woodsfield where she was active in the Methodist Church in the W. S. C. S. and Mispah class of the Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eastern Stars.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Yvonne) Ross of Cleveland, Ohio, one brother, J. G. Tubaugh of Ashley, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) Lapp of Clarington, Mrs. George (Lula) Morris, her twin of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Harry (Carrie) Bott of Woodsfield; one niece, Miss Nancy Morris of Pittsburg and two nephews, Dr. Henry Lapp of Utica and Harold Lapp of Warrer. Many friends are saddened by her death.
On Sunday evening at 8:00 the Eastern Star Lodge held their ritualistic service at the funeral home, honoring the memory of their deceased sister.
Oswald A. Claus
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio August 1950
The body of Oswald A. Claus arrived in Newark Wednesday evening from Longview, Texas and was brought home where it will remain until Friday when services will be held at two o’clock. the Reverend George Varns of Lewisville, Ohio of the Evangelical and Reformed Church will officiate and burial will be made in Oaklawn cemetery, in Woodsfield.
Mr. Claus, a former resident of Woodsfield, died Tuesday morning, August 22, 1950, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hickman Merritt in Longview following a long illness.
Mr. Claus was born near Monroefield, a son of Charles and Margaret Hoff Claus. He spent most of his life in Monroe County, moving to Pittsburgh several years ago where he was in the insurance business. For the past two years he has resided with his daughters in Texas. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church near Lewisville by the rites of
In addition to Mildred Merritt he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Richard (Charlotte) Brown; four grandchildren; one great grandchild, all of Texas; and one sister, Mrs. Edward (Bertha Claus) Reich, of Sycamore Street. His wife, Minnie Ludwig Claus preceded him in death in 1930.
Margaret E. Green (nee
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 1950
Margaret E. Green was born November 30, 1866, departed this life October 6, 1950, being 83 years, 10 months and 6 days of age.
She was married to William Green December 2, 1889, and to this union seven children were born.
Surviving are Nova Green of California; Ellis and Vernon Green of West Lafayette; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Stoehr of Woodsfield; Mary Mann, and Leta Daily of Orange, California; two brothers, George Lowther of Atlantic, Pennsylvania, and John Lowther of Claysville, Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William, two daughters, Myrtle Green and Stella Green; one son, Emmet Green and a host of other relatives and friends.
In early life, she obeyed the Gospel at Hines Chapel and was a faithful and devoted Christian.
The body laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery.
Services were conducted by Brother Thomas A. Christy and the funeral was in charge of Gardner Funeral Home.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all who in any way assisted them in this their sad bereavement.
Rev. J. T. Latta,of Granville, who was born near Calais, died Sunday, March 19th , at his home following a lingering illness. Rev. Latta was a former Baptist missionary to Burma, India. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Granville Baptist Church. Interment was in a Granville cemetery.
Rev. J. T. Latta (2nd obituary)
Source: Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian, 30 Mar 1950
W.G. Udell, Cambridge R. D. 6, received word of the death of Rev. J. T. Latta, of Granville, who died Sunday at his home in Granville, following a lingering illness. Rev. Latta was a former Baptist missionary to Burma. He was well known in Cambridge.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Granville Baptist church. Burial will be in a Granville cemetery.
Source: The Canton Repository - 1950
George W. Schaub, 91, died Saturday afternoon, April 1st at his home north of East Sparta, Ohio, following an illness of three weeks. He was born near Lewisville, Ohio, July 31, 1858, and had resided in East Sparta for the past 46 years. He was employed at the East Sparta brick plant for many years, retiring at the age of 81. He was a member of the St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church, near Lewisville.
He was united in marriage with Miss Lucy Herlan on December 1, 1881.
Mr. Schaub leaves his widow; a daughter, Mrs. David H. [H is an error in the newspaper; should be W.] (Effie Jane) Latta, of Canton; two sons, Homer C. Schaub, of East Sparta, and Wesley W. Schaub, of Canton; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Two brothers, Henry and Andrew Schaub, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3:00 o'clock in the Gorden funeral home. Rev. Leroy Miller officated. Burial was made in the Melsheimer [sic] Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Neibch, of Lewisville; Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Matz and son Lewis, of Woodsfield, attended the funeral services. [George Schaub died 1 Apr 1950]
Source: Canton Repository - 1950
WIDOW FOLLOWS HUSBAND IN DEATH AT EAST SPARTA----April 18----(Special)----
Mrs. Lucy L. Schaub of East Sparta died Monday morning, 16 days after her husband, George Schaub, was taken in death. The couple had been married 68 years. Each was 91. Mrs. Schaub died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Latta of 2200 Broad ave, NW, Canton, where she had been visiting 10 days. She had been partially crippled since breaking her hip 11 years ago. Born near Woodsfield, she had resided here 46 years and was a member of the East Sparta Methodist church.
Surviving, in addition to her daughter, are two sons, Homer C. Schaub of East Sparta and Wesley W. Schaub of Canton; eight grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Gordon funeral home by Rev. Glenn Hall. Burial will be in Melshimer [sic] Cemetery near North Industry. . . [Lucy (Herlan) Schaub died 17 Apr 1950]
WOODSFIELD-Jacob Piatt retired farmer, died unexpected Monday morning, January 2, 1950, at the home of a nephew Harley Allen of Woodsfield, Rt. 4. He was the son of John and Mary Truax Piatt.
Surviving are three brothers, Albert of Lewisville Route 2, Lorenzo of Woodsfield Route 1 and Charles of Woodsfield.
The body has been removed to the Schumacher funeral home in Woodsfield where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J.V. A. Trayler will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Carrick cemetery.
Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, Monday, February 27, 1950
Russell Rodney (Jake) Highman was born near Bremen, Ohio, June 20, 1911, and departed this life at his home on South Sycamore Street, Woodsfield, Ohio, on January 12, 1950, being at the time of his death 38 years, 6 months and 22 days of age.
He graduated from Woodsfield high School in 1930 and was a member of the Church of Christ. He spent most of his life in Woodsfield, Ohio, and vicinity, where he made many friends by whom he will be sadly missed. Russell was sincere, kind-hearted, unselfish and friendly on life's road. He was deeply devoted to his parents, being always interested in doing things to make them happier.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Highman of Woodsfield; one brother, Walter Highman, of Canton, Ohio. Besides these he leaves several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Brother J.W. Hawkins, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Sunday afternoon, January 15 at 2:00 o'clock. Burial was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield Ohio.''
Nights are gloomy by the lamp light
Something missing from the room
It is our dear son Russell
Gone and left us to remain.
We seem to hear his footsteps
But it is only a dream
For he is sweetly sleeping
Far from earth's sorrow and care.
Russell is gone but not forgotten
Never will his memory fade
Sweetest thought shall ever linger
Around the grave where he is laid.
Yes we know you had pain and sorrow
While on earth with us you stayed
But know all this is over
Since your trip o'er Gordon's made.
Many friends speak words of comfort
Speak of good deeds you have done
And we often talk together
Of the happiness we had.
Beneath our eyes he faded slowly
Growing day and day more frail
Bearing sweetly all his suffering
Without murmur or complaint.
Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfeild, Ohio, Monday, June 26, 1950
Walter L. "Abe" Highman, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of Woodsfield, , died suddenly of a heart attack April 21, 1950, in Miami, Florida while vacationing there. Mr. Highman was born near Woodsfield on February 28, 1907, son of Harry F. and Stella Cronin Highman.
On March 6, 1944, he was united in Marriage with Miss Evelyn Schramm, of Louisville, Ohio who survives. Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Highman, of Woodsfield. He was preceded in death by his brother, Russell Highman, January 12, 1950.
Abe, as he was known by his friends, attended the Woodsfield schools where he was active in all sports. After graduating from the Wo0odsfield high school he was a popular barber and orchestra leader here for several years before going to Canton in 1942 where he was employed by Hercules Motor Company. The last few years he had been employed by the Ellsworth Barber Shop in Canton.
Of a kind and generous disposition always ready to help others he will be sadly missed by his many friends everywhere. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
The body was brought to the Schneeberger and Son Funeral Home in Canton Saturday night and on Monday was brought to the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield where services were held Tuesday afternoon with Minister J.V.A. Traylor officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.
Deep down in our hearts there's a picture,
Worth more than silver and gold;
It's the picture of our dear husband and son,
Whose memory will never grow old.
We hear no more the voice we loved,
We see no more his face;
But everywhere within our homes,
We see his vacant place.
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Monday, May 15, 1950
Alonzo E. Cline, son of Christian and Martha Cline, was born in Monroe County, Ohio, January 3, 1892, and passed to his eternal rest April 6, 1950, being at the time of his death 58 years, 3 months, and 3 days. He was united in marriage with Arrena Highman on January 11, 1913, and to this union were born six sons and four daughters, who survive.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and the following sons and daughters: Denzil and Hilton Cline of Ashland, Ohio; Mrs. Herbert Shafer, of Ashland, Ohio; Mrs. Ferrel Vanwy, of Newark, Ohio; Mrs. Brady Turner, of Woodsfield, Route one; Robert Cline, of Woodsfield; Herbert, Edison, Kenneth, Miss Wilma Cline, and a little granddaughter, Janet, of the home; three brothers, Charles R. Cline, of Elberton, Georgia; Herman Cline, of Woodsfield, Route 2, and Harley Cline, of Sistersville, W.Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Crawford, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and Mrs. Leland Hogue, of Newark, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
He was a member of The Conner Ridge Methodist Church and was active in church work serving as Superintendent of the Sunday School for many years. Mr. Cline spent his entire life in Wayne Township, engaged in teaching in the public schools of Monroe County and in operating his farm. Since his retirement after thirty-seven years of teaching in the public schools, he had taught G. I. farm school at Graysville, Ohio. Lonnie was an industrious farmer and an earnest kindly teacher. Hundreds of boys and girls throughout Monroe County stand in sorrow today, feeling keenly the loss of a great teacher and a good friend. Quietly and sincerely he went about his work, implanting the great truths of life upon the minds of young folks that will live on and on. Their lives have been made richer by his having lived.
Lonnie was well known and highly respected in our community. Many are the words of encouragement and good advice he has given to his friends and neighbors. He will be sadly missed in our community and in the home. His wife, children and little grandchildren will miss his wise counsel and his gentle hand. We, who are left, shall not question the infinite wisdom of Almighty God. We shall try, to so order our lives, that we may meet our husband and father in a brighter world than this, where sickness and heartaches are unknown.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at The Conner Ridge Methodist Church, with Rev. E. Merle Long, officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery at Woodsfield, with The Gardner Funeral Home of Stafford in charge.
Edward C. Schwallie (January 18, 1878 - August 27, 1950)
Edward C. Schwallie, 72, died on Sunday, August 27th, at his home on Lewisville, Route 2. Mr. Schwallie was a farmer by occupation and was a life resident of Monroe County. He was the son of the late Peter and Teresa Ulrich Schwallie.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Emma Crum, of Caldwell, and Mrs. Mildred Crum, of Pittsburgh, PA.; six sons, George, Raymond, Clarence and Lawrence Schwallie, all of Canton; and Edmond and Andrew Schwallie, of the home; two sisters, Miss Florentine Schwallie and Mrs. Cecelia Burkhart, of Lewsville, Route 1; five brothers, Frank and John Schwallie, of North Canton; Ignatius Schwallie, of Louisville, Ohio; Theodore A. Schwallie, of Temperanceville, and Vincent Schwallie of Woodsfield. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Burkhart Schwallie, preceded him in death January 4, 1949.
A Requiem High Mass was solemized in St. Joseph’s Catholic church at Burkhart Wednesday morning at nine o’clock, with the Rev. Joseph Finan officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill cemetery with the Brubach Funeral Home. Summerfield in charge.
Published December 1950
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
Mrs. Barbara Christman Morris, 87, died early Saturday, December 16, 1950, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Freda Swank, near Salesville.
A daughter of Phillip and Rosenna Pfalzgraf Christman, she was born in Monroe County, September 22, 1863. She had made her home with her daughter for the past nine years.
Mrs. Morris was a member of The Salem Baptist Church. Her husband, Charles T. Morris, died December 30, 1909.
Surviving are five sons, P.T. Morris, near Salesville; Frank T. Morris, of Warren; Allen Morris, of Forkland, Alabama; F. R. Morris, of Elyria, and Rodney Morris, of Cambridge; two daughters, Mrs. Freda Swank, at whose home she died, and Mrs. Beryl Dearth, of Warren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Miller of near Quaker City, and one brother, George L. Christman, of Lewisville. One daughter is deceased.
Funeral services were held at The Eberle Funeral Home in Quaker City on Tuesday. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Martha Jane Jones, daughter of Samuel and Minerva Thomas was born near Hannibal, Ohio, October 24, 1867 and passed away May 1, 1950 at the home of her son Homer of Sardis, O. Being at the time of her death 82 years, 6 months and 7 days
She was united in marriage to Joel Jones on December 30, 1883. To this union eight children were born. Her husband and two children preceded her in death.
Left to mourn her passing are two daughters and four sons; Mrs. Alice Myers of Lamira, O; Everett of McMechen, W.Va.; Orville, of Bridgeport, Ohio; Mrs. Anna Smith, Leroy and Homer of Sardis, Ohio; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a host of relations and friends.
She became a member of the West Union Church of Christ in 1885 and remained a faithful member, attending services when health permitted.
Funeral services were held at West Union Thursday afternoon May 4, with evangelist Elmer Taylor officiating. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery there with the Rush Funeral Home of Sardis, Ohio in charge.
Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian, Wednesday 1 March 1950
BARNESVILLE---The death of Mrs. Sarah F. Roe occurred at her home on Quaker City R. D. 1, Tuesday at 5 A.M., following a long illness. She was born in Monroe County on March 13, 1869, a daughter of James W. and Mary Carpenter Warner.
Surviving are the following children; Miss May C. Roe of the home; Miss Virginia Roe of Covington, Ky., Mrs. Ed Patterson of Barnesville, Vernon Roe of Cleveland and Warner Roe of Aurora, ILL.; two grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters, James Warner of Cambridge rural. Alva Warner of Barnesville rural, Fred Warner of Zanesville, M. H. Warner of Delaware, Mrs. Ella Brownfield and Miss Jennie Warner, both of Jerusalem Route.
The body was taken to the Campbell Funeral Home where last rites will be conducted Thursday in charge of Evangelist Robert Cooper. Interment will be made in Crestview Cemetery.
Source: Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Tuesday, 3 Sept. 1950
SENECAVILLE---SEPT. 5---Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Calais Methodist Church for Mrs. Civilla Starr, 67, who died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs. James Leach, Senecaville R. D. 1, following a short illness. Her husband, Charles, died in 1940. She was a member of the Calais Methodist Church.
Surviving are two children: Mrs. Leach, at whose home she died; a son Everett of Woodsfield R. D. 3: three step-children, Sylvester Starr of Crestline; Wellington of Summit Station and Henry of Senecaville; a brother Gilmore Stephens of Temperanceville. A son Irwin is deceased.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. W. O. Landefield, Woodsfield, Mrs. Louise Wheatly of Senecaville and Mrs. Martha Goodwin of Barnesville. Rev. Merle Tschappat, pastor of the Calais Methodist Church officiated and burial was in the Calais Cemetery.
Drake, Ellen Jane nee Gallagher
Drake, Mrs. Ellen Jane, 75, widow of John Drake, died Sunday afternoon in her home on Harvey Avenue, following an eight month illness. Mrs. Drake was a native of Woodsfield, where she was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gallagher in March 1875. She resided in East Liverpool 19 years. She was a member of the Woodsfield Methodist Church.
She leaves three daughters; Mrs. Olive Watson of Bulgar, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Alice Owings of New Straitsville, and Miss Helen Drake at home; a son, Brady Drake of Coraopolis; a sister, Mrs. Samantha Drake of Woodsfield, and 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Kelly Funeral Home by Reverend Paul C. Bailey, pastor of the Boyce Methodist Church. Burial will be in Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery. Friends may call tonight at the funeral home.
Donald 42, died very suddenly Thursday afternoon after becoming ill at his home at 228 West North Street. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Beeson Clinic. Bonam who had lived in Wooster for the past ten years was employed at Bauer manufacturing Co. for 8 years. He was born in Woodsfield, Ohio a son of Henry and Caroline Bonam of Woodsfield some 20 years ago he was married to Bertha Thomas who survives him.
Also surviving are his parents of Woodsfield, two brothers Charles of Wooster and Clarence of Woodsfield, two sisters Mrs. Grace Hooper and Mary Cline both of Woodsfield.
Coroner L.A. Adair said today that the body was taken to Cleveland for more complete examination to determine the cause of death .The coroner and other medical men here were uncertain without more complete information. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. est. at the Plainview Church of Christ south of Woodsfield. Burial will be in the church Cemetery.
The family will be receiving friends at the Mohn & McComas funeral home Saturday evening between 7 and 9. Died August 24,1950
Mobberly, Dr. Ollie Ottmer Mobberly
Mobberly, Dr. Ollie Ottmer - Dr. Mobberly, 69, a practicing dentist
here for 35 years, died Saturday at his home, 1236 Broadview Ave., He was
a graduate of Ohio State University Dental College and was a professor in
the college 25 years, leaving there 10 years ago. He was an honorary member and past master of the University Lodge of Masons. Survivors include his wife, Zilva, six daughters, Mrs. Ethel Richarson, Mrs. Elouise Gloyd, and Mrs. Erma Leonard of Columbus; Mrs. Edith Kelley, Laurelville, Ohio; Mrs. Evelyn Hoover, Greenville, Ohio.,and Mrs Erlean Skare, Iowa City, IA; nine grandchildren. Friends may call at the Deyo Funeral Home until Tuesday morning when the remains will be taken for services and burial to Pleasant Ridge, Monroe County. (Date of Death--July 22, 1950)