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Monroe County Obituaries

1879

 

 

ADAMSON, Isabell Adamson

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 28 1879

OBITUARY – DIED September 17 1879, Isabel Adamson, of Green township, Monroe County, Ohio.

The deceased was born in Green County, Pennsylvania, in the year 1802; was married there, and with her husband came to this county in 1830, and settled in Green Township, where she lived on the same farm until her decease. She was a very amiable and highly esteemed lady; kind and obliging to her neighbors and friends, and with her family formed a part of the respectable citizens of the township.

Farewell, dear mother, we shall miss thee,

Miss thy counsels good and wise;

But in Heaven we hope to greet thee,

When the Savior bids us rise. – J. T. C.

 

AGAN, Mrs. Catherine Agan

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 29 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 Mrs. Catharine Agan, of Center Township, relict of Asher Again, dec’d, died last week.

 

ALEXANDER, Child of William Alexander

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 19 1879

 A child of Mr. William Alexander, of Green Township, died of diphtheria last week.

 

ALEXANDER, Daughter of William Alexander

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 2 1879

 A daughter of Mr. William Alexander, of Green Township, died of diphtheria last week. This is the second death in Mr. Alexander’s family within the past month.

 

AMES, Rev. Bishop Ames

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 6 1879, Page 3 Column 4

 Death of Bishop Ames, of Baltimore

 Baltimore, April 25- Rev. Bishop Ames, D.D., of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died at his residence, in this city, at 3:25 A.M., today, in his seventy-fourth year, after a protracted illness form diabetes and pulmonary troubles.

 

ANKTIM, Mrs. Samuel Anktim

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 28 1879

Mrs. Samuel Anktim, of Linton Mills, Guernsey County, was burned to death, by her clothes catching fire while she was making apple-butter. She was discovered when too late and wrapped in a quilt, but her injuries proved fatal and she died a few hours afterwards.

 

ARMSTRONG, David Armstrong

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 28 1879

David Armstrong, residing two miles northeast of his place, died on Saturday morning, after a five weeks’ illness from typhoid fever, aged 41 years. His remain were interred at Crabapple, on Sunday. - Belmont Chronicle, 23d

 

ATZESHOFER, Lizzie Atzeshofer

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, Dec 9 1879

 Died- Of typhoid fever, in Adams Township, Lizzie, daughter of Peter and Minnie Atzeshofer, aged 14 years and 3 months

 

AYERS, Craven Ayers

Spirit of Democracy, February 18, 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 Died – On the 10th inst., on Jackson’s Ridge of lung fever, Craven Ayers, aged 40 years.

 

BAIRD, William Aaron

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 13 1879, Page 3 Column 2

DIED- Of diphtheria and scarlet fever, in Switzerland Township, Monroe County, Ohio, February 22d, 1879, after an illness of eleven days, William Aaron, son of THOMAS AND JANNET A. BAIRD, aged 4 years, 7 months and 2 days. Little Willie was a child of great promise, having in his short life, although a child, endeared himself to many hearts. How well we would like to have kept him, but Jesus called him to join his angel brother and sister in that sun bright clime where pain and death are never more, death with a cold relentless hand, looped in and thinned our happy hand.

 Adieu, sweet child thou art gone from earth

Thy body mouldering lies,

God’s given the pure immortal birth

In heaven beyond the skies

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Thy beautiful face with love so bright

Lies buried neath the sod,

Immortal beauty dims thy sight,

Thy Spirit’s flown to God.

T. and J.A. Baird

 

BAKER, Mary A. Baker

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 15 1879

 OBITUARY-DIED- June 19, 1879, Mary A. Baker, wife of JAMES G. BAKER, after an illness of about ten months, aged 32 years 7 months and 8 days.

 She was a member of the Christian Union Church. She was baptized in May, 1878. She died in glorious triumph, full of faith, rejoicing in the love of Christ and in His power to save. It was hard to part with this dear friend, though it was but for a time; for we know we have to follow in her footsteps; and when the angel of death calls, to pass through the portal into the Celestial City, we hope again to clasp glad hands with her around the throne of God.

 Oh, weep no more for MARY,

 From sorrow do abstain,

 The cause of our affliction,

 Is her eternal gain.

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Oh, weep no more for MARY,

 Her sufferings now are o’er;

 She is free from storms and trials,

 Her back has reached the shore- Isabel Powell-(Gazette Please copy)

 

BAKER, Mary Baker

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 7 1879

 Mary Baker, daughter of Nelson Baker, of this place died of typhoid fever on the 1st.

 

BALDWIN, Harry Baldwin

Spirit of Democracy, April 8 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 The HARRY BALDWIN murder in Cincinnati three weeks since continues to excite the public mind in that quarter-

The Police and witnesses examined proved conclusively that they were Know Nothings of the first water.

 

BALLARD, Washington Ballard

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, Nov 25 1879

 DIED- of old age, Washington Ballard of Maricle Run, Nov 6 1879, age 78 years.

 

BATEMAN, Mrs. Bateman

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 20 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 Mrs. Bateman, aged 82 years, of Malaga Township, died last week.

 

BLANDY, Henry Blandy

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 9 1879

 Henry Blandy, of Zanesville, died in New York last week.

 

AHOFFET, Annie M. Mahoffet

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 9 1879

 DIED – In Washington, Guernsey Co, Ohio, August 28th, 1879, after a long and painful illness of Brights Disease, Annie M., second daughter of Rev. Samuel and Mary J. Mahoffet, aged 23 years.

 

BOLEN, Child of Alex Bolen

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 13 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 A child of Alex Bolen’s, of Sunbury Township, aged six months, died on the 1st.inst.

 

BONAR, Daniel Bonar

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 1 1879

 Daniel Bonar, a young man formerly a resident of this township, will know to the people near Quincy, died from the effect s of a stab received in a drunken brawl some time ago at Martin’s Ferry, and was buried on Saturday last. --- Bellaire Independent, 26th.

 

BONHAM, Aaron Bonham

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 13 1880

 Aaron Bonham, an old resident of this township, Center, died on the 8th.

 

BOWAN, Five children of Joseph Bowan

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 18 1879

 Diphtheria caused the death of five out of six children in one family in Belmont County, within the past two weeks, and the father, Jos. Bowan and wife are now prostrated with the same disease.

 

BOYD, Child of John Boyd

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 11 1879

A very sad and distressing accident occurred at the residence of John Boyd, who lives near Sharon, Noble County, on the 31st. The parents were out at the barn attending to the feeding, having left the child playing with its little brother, aged six. Hearing the child creaming, they supposed all was right, and did not enter the house for some time. When they did the little thing was burned to a crisp.

 

BOYD, Child of John Boyd – 2nd Obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 18 1879

 A very sad and distressing accident occurred at the residence of Mr. John B. Boyd, near Sharon, last Friday afternoon. Mr. Boyd had left his wife and two small children, two and six years old, at home while he came to this place to transact some business. Mrs. Boyd had occasion to leave the children alone for a few moments, while she attended to some work outside of house. The room in which the children were playing contains an old fashioned wood fireplace, so commonly used in country residences. Mrs. Boyd hearing the youngest child screaming hurried as only a mother can to the rescue, but too late; the poor little thing had crawled too near the fire, catching its clothing, from which it died in a few hours. The family have the sympathy of the entire community. – Coldwell Press

 

BRACY, Miss Littie Bracy

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 25 1879

 OBITUARY – DIED of Consumption, Miss Littie Bracy, daughter of G.W. and E.S. Bracy, aged 28 years.

 She united with the Christian Church in 1865 and remained a consistent member until her death, which occurred October 27 1879. Her sickness, though of long duration, was borne with Christian fortitude. He payer through all her illness was, that her affliction might not be greater than she could bear patiently, and had she her life to live over again she would spend half her time in prayer. She would say: “ Why am I afflicted so, when the lord loveth whom  he chasteneth?” then would exclaim with the Apostle “For our light afflictions, which as but for a moment, work out for us a far more exceeding and eternal light of glory.” She often spoke of that bright mansion which her heavenly Father had in reservation for her, and would say, “O! won’t it be glorious to go from this bed of affliction?” and when asked if she thought she was going there, she said she “not only thought but knew that Jesus would lead her through the dark valley and the shadow of death, and her sisters welcome her on the other shore.”

 Thy friends with songs shall greet thee,

 When thou shalt thither come;

Thy lost ones there shall meet thee,

 In their eternal home.

A short time before her death she composed the following verses:

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Our lives are rivers gliding free,

To that unfathomed , boundless sea –

The silent graves.

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Thirther all earthly pomp and boast

Roll, to be swallowed up and lost,

 In one dark wave.

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Her soul to him who gave it roam,

 God led it to its long repose –

Its glorious rest.

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And though the dear one’s sun has set,

 Its light shall linger round as yet,

 Bright, raidiant, blest

 

BRACY, Walter S. Bracy

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 13 1880

 OBITUARY- DIED- Walter S. Bracy, in his 22d year, youngest son of Geo.W. and Elizabeth Bracy, on the evening of January 1st, at 8 o’clok, of that dread disease Consumption. He was much esteemed by his friends and neighbors for his many good qualities and was the pride of the family. He died as he lived an honest young man and a follower of Christ. He had long expressed a desire to obey his Lord in Baptism, and on the afternoon of the second of December he was immersed by Eld. Joseph Dunn, and on the following Lord’s Day was received into the church at “Mt. Zion.” After the elapse of a few weeks as he felt his days drawing to an end he expressed his desire to go to his savior and be at rest. A few evenings before he died, he expressed to his mother, that should he die, before morning, he knew he would die a Christian. At the close he seemed ready and willing to go, and could exclaim with the sweet singer:

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“Let me go, my soul is weary of the chain

 That binds me here,

Let my spirit bend its pinion to a brighter,

    Holler sphere

Earth ‘tis time hath friends that bless me with

   Their fond and faithful love

 But the hands of angels becken on ward to the climes above – M

 

BRAND, Peter Brand

Spirit of Democracy, April 8 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 PETER BRAND of near Mt. Ephraim, an old resident, was stricken with Paralysis last Sunday evening and at last account was lying insensible and speechless, with prospect of recovery.

 LATER- Mr. Brand died on the night of March 31st – Noble Co. Press, 3d inst.

 

BRAND, Peter Brand- 2ND OBIT

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 15 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 PETER BRAND, one of the old citizens of Mt. Ephraim, had a stroke of paralysis on the 30th ult, from the effect of which he died on the 21 inst-Noble Co Republican

 

BRIEH, Nora Brieh

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio July 22 1879

  Died-July 5, Nora, daughter of O.O. and Catherine Brieh, of Malaga Township, aged 6 years and 2 months

 

BROTHERS, Stephen Brothers

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 14 1879

 Stephen Brothers, of Adams Township, aged about 70 years, died on the 10th.

 

Brown, Minerva Brown – 2nd Obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 30 1879

 OBITUARY- DIED- Of consumption, November 25 1879, Minerva, daughter of William and Sarah Brown, aged 23 years.

 She was a member of the Christian Church, and always honored the profession she made, and faithfully discharged her duty at the house of worship and at the Sabbath School, where she will be sadly missed.

 

BROWN, Miss Lucy Brown

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, Oct 14, 1879

 From Switzerland TownshipBingham, Ohio, Sept 27 1879

Since our last writing the death angel has been among us and borne from our midst Miss Lucy, daughter of William and Sarah Brown, aged 14 years, 11 months and 27 days. She had been sick for some moths with that fatal malady, consumption. She grew weaker and weaker until the evening of August 21, when she sank to rest without a struggle, and went to make her peace with Him “who doeth all things well.”

 She will be sadly missed by her youthful associates and in the Sabbath school of which she was a regular attendant.

 

BROWN, Miss Minerva Brown

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 2 1879

 Miss Minerva Brown, daughter of William and Menerva Brown, died on the 15th.

 

BUCHAMAN, William Buchaman

Spirit of Democracy, April 8 1879, Page 3 Column 1

DIED – On the 2d inst, In Summit Township, William Buchaman, aged about 80 years.

 

BUCHANAN, William Buchanan

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 20 1879, Page 3, Column 3

Another, the last and oldest citizen of the neighborhood where he lived in Summit Township, gone from our midst.

 William Buchanan died April 21 1879, at the advanced age of eighty seven years and about five months old. The deceased moved on the farm where he died in March, 1823, where he lived a little over 56 years without a removal, the longest time known to the writer of any person living on the same farm for that length of time in the County without a removal.

 Deceased leaves a wife, ten children, grown up, 48 grand children and about 40 great grand children to mourn his loss.

 Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church; his seat will now be vacant in the church house on his farm which bore his name. Many a weary traveler rested over night in his log cabin and partook of his humble fore 40 and 40 years ago, living as he did on the main road leading west from the County seat. J. B.

 

BURKHARD, Thomas Burkhard

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 19 1879

 Thomas Burkhard, an aged resident of Summit Township, died suddenly on the 12th inst.

 

BURRIS

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 6 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 BURRIS, the man who was struck on the head with a piece of iron, by Burns during a quarrel at Laughlin’s Nail Works, Martin’s Ferry, died on Friday- Belmont Chronicle, 1st inst.

 

CALLAND, Mrs. Elizabeth Calland

Spirit of Democracy, February 18, 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 Mrs. Elizabeth Calland died in Summerfield, Noble County, on the 9th inst., aged 96 years.

 

CAMPBELL, Dr. Archibald Campbell

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 15 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 DR. ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, father of A. W. Campbell, Esq., of the Wheeling Intelligencer, died at the latter’s residence on last Thursday. Deceased was a brother of Bishop Alex Campbell, the founder of the Christian denomination, or Campbellites as they are frequently called. - St. Clairsville Gazette, 10th inst

 

CANFIELD, Mr. Canfield

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 13 1879, Page 3 Column 5

 Dr. Rose and Mr. Canfield drank two glasses of whisky in a drug store at Alliance, Ohio, and found it so good that, they called for more. As they raised the glasses again the physician said,” Here’s to your good health.” “Oh, don’t say that said Canfield, “consider your business, and wish this stuff may make me sick.” They drank, and within an hour both were dead, the druggist having given them poison by mistake.

 

CARPENTER, Young Carpenter

Spirit of Democracy, February 18, 1879, Page 2 Column 5

 FATALLY INJURED. – On Sunday morning last, a young man named Carpenter, son of Gallespie Carpenter was fatally injured, near Calais. He was attending to some muskrat traps, when one of the animals, which had been caught by the leg, endeavored to escape. Young carpenter ran towards the trap, when his foot caught in the abutment of a bridge. And he was thrown violently to the ground, striking his forehead against a small stump, fracturing his skull and rendering him insensible for a short time. Two boys who were with him succeeded in getting him on his feet, and without much difficulty he walked a mile towards home, when he complained of being sleepy and laid down in a fence corner, after which he never spoke but once. He lingered until twelve o’clock Monday when he died. – Enterprise, 13th inst.

 

CASTLE, Twin daughters of T.O. Castle

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 19 1879

 Died – ON Wednesday, August 13th, twin daughters of T.O. & Abbie Castle.

 

CLEGG, Mrs. Catherine Clegg

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 21 1879

 DIED – In Green Township, Monroe County, Ohio, September 30, Mrs. Catherine Clegg, wife of Samuel Clegg, in the 65th year of her age.

 

CONNOR, Edward Connor

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 26 1879

 Friday evening last, two young men named Phillip Weaver and Edward Conner, were found dead in a barn some five miles north of Marietta. They had gone into the barn to escape a rain, and, while there, the barn was struck by lightning and both killed. Their hats were torn to pieces and their faces burned and discolored. They were aged sixteen and twenty-one years respectively. They had been dead about five hours before they were discovered. Noble Co., Republican, 21st. inst.

 

COPH, George Coph

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 6 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 A Man named George Coph, a German residing at Cambridge, died of Friday night form the effect of arsenic, which he took by mistake for Epsom salts.- Physicians were summoned and a stomach pump was used, but without avail. He was about fifty years of age and leaves a wife and adopted child.

 

CORDELL, Mrs. Thomas Cordell

Spirit of Democracy, April 15 1879, Page 2 Column 3

(Belmont Chronicle, 10th inst.)

 A lamentable accident occurred on Monday night of last week to the wife of Mr. Thomas Cordell, of York Township. It seems that Mrs. Cordell’s time was occupied in feeding a little pig, about 10 o’clock, and to make the fire more brilliant she threw a small piece of bark on the grate, seating herself on the hearth so as to have the benefit of the light. While sitting there the bark burned in two, and the piece projecting over the grate fell upon her clothing. She immediately extinguished it, as she thought, and took a seat upon a chair-

 She dozed into a sleep shortly, and soon after awakened to find her dress enveloped in flames. Excitedly ash ran out of the door and ran around the house several times. In the meantime a young girl 14 years old threw a bucket of water upon the unfortunate lady, but of no avail. By this time all the clothing had been burned from her body, and she again entered the house. At this time her husband and son arrived, who did all in their power to relieve her sufferings. They found that the body was burned to a crisp from the knees to the chin. With all the assistance offered nothing seemed to relieve her, and on Tuesday morning following she expired.

 She leaves a husband, a family of children- two of whom are invalids- and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. Her remains were interred on Thursday in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

COSS, Frank Coss

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 10 1879

 Frank Cos, who was also known as Frank Clark, met with an accident on Friday which proved fatal, on the farm of Henry Beam, two miles northeast of town. The accident occurred while he was engaged in felling a tree. It appears that he had chopped a log from the main stem and in some unexplained manner lost his balance, fell backward or in front of the log and was crushed by it passing over his body. He had been dead several hours when found.

 He leaves a wife and two children.

 His funeral took place on Saturday. – Belmont Chronicle 5th inst.

 

COVERT, Mrs. Morris Covert

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 18 1879

 The remains of Mrs. Morris Covert were interred in Unity burying ground, last Lords-day. She was fifty years of age and had been a member of the Baptist Church for thirty years, and for twenty-five years past a member of Unity congregation. Rev. Lyons delivered the funeral discourse. – Antioch Friend, 14th.

 

CRAMER, Jacob Cramer – 2nd obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 9 1879

 OBITUARY- DIED- At Clarington, Monroe County, Ohio, on the 30th day of October, 1879, Jacob Cramer, in his 61st year.

 The subject of this notice was well known to the writer for almost a life time. From early youth he was known for his kindness of disposition, evenness of temper, industrious and temperate habits. Like many others, he was not surrounded by affluence, but having the advice and counsel of one of the best of mothers, and posseasing [sic]  uprightness and honor, after toiling in his humble sphere in the first part of his life he readily found means to embark in the business of steam boating.

 He, for some time, owned stock in the Clarington and Wheeling Packet Company, and afterward for many years was Captain of the tow boat, Hope, owning an interest in her and the Barnard, in connection with his sons.

 He was a member of the Christian Church for many years before his death, and before embarking in steam boating was an active officer in the church and an officer and member was always zealous and commendable. An afflicted wife, deprived of a good and kind husband; his children of an exemplary and indulgent father; the church of a noble member, and the community of a useful and upright citizen. Friend and brother, rest in peace. – J.T.M.

 

CROFT, Child Croft

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 15 1879, Page 3 Column 4

 THE four year old son of the widow Croft, of Morristown, took a swallow of creosote on last Sunday morning, which resulted in his death in a few hours. -The mother had been using it for toothache, and set it on a high mantle, but the child, thinking it something good, got a chair and swallowed the contents of the bottle, after the mother had left the room.- Bellaire Tribune, 10th inst

 

CRONIN, Michael Cronin

Spirit of Democracy, March 18 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 MICHAEL CRONIN, an aged resident of this county, died in the County Infirmary a few day since.

 

CROW, Amos Crow

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 14 1879

 From Switzerland Township – Also, on September 23d, of typhoid fever, Amos Crow, in the 25th year of his age.

 His conduct through life has been such as few can boast of. He had been a member of the Christian Church about one year and during that time discharged his duty as an earnest and faithful Christian. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and many hearts were torn with sorrow at the sad news of his death. -  A.C.M.

 

CULVERHOUSE, William Culverhouse

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 19 1879

 Willilam Culverhouse, son of J. T. Culverhouse, Esq., of Green Township, died on the 12th, of paralysis. His injuries were received on October 2d 1878, by falling from a tree that he had climbed after a squirrel. His spine was so badly injured by the fall that his lower limbs and a part of his body were paralysed [sic]. His sufferings have been intense, but he bore all with Christian fortitude until death kindly came to his relief.

 

CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. Margaret Cunningham

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 19 1879

 DIED- On the 29th, at Matamoras, Washington County, Mrs. Margaret Cunningham, relict of James Cunningham, dec’d, aged 76 years.

 

CURTIS, Amos Curtis

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 1 1879

 Amos Curtis, a resident of Franklin Township, this county, died of heart disease.

 

DANFORD, Peter Danford

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 15 1879, Page 3 Column 4

Peter Danford, son of Samuel Danford, of Sharon Township was instantly killed, Thursday of last week by a limb falling upon his head while he was engaged in sawing off a log in the woods. He was a young man of exemplary character and his funeral was largely attended by this neighbors and friends. – Caldwell Press

 

DANFORD, Silas Danford

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 29 1879

 Silas Danford, and esteemed citizen of Marion Township, died at his residence, last Saturday, after a lingering illness of nearly a year in duration. Almost to the last moment he was conscious of all that transpired around him, and died with the full hope of a life beyond the shadow of death. He was fifty-three years of age.

 

DANIELS, Joseph Daniels

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 6 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 JOSEPH DANIELS died at his residence near Summerfield, Ohio, the 25th inst. of cancer of the stomach.

 

DAVIS, Jess C. Davis

Spirit of Democracy, March 4, 1879, Page 2 Column 5

 On Saturday Jesse C. Davis, of Ludlow Township, was killed by a log rolling on him.  

 

DECKER, Silas F. Decker

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 20 1880

 DIED- December 23 1879, at the residence of his grandfather, Silas Headley, five miles east of Bealsville, Monroe County, Ohio, Bro. Silas F. Decker, aged 19 years 7 months and 9 days.

 The deceased was born July 27 1860, and was baptized into the fellowship of the East Sunsbury Baptist Church, by Rev. G.G. Boyd. In March, 1879. He was very exemplary and beloved by those who knew him. His life, subsequent to his conversion, was that of a consistent Christian, and he died in full hope of a blessed immortality through Christ. While we mourn the loss of this brother, we bow in humble subjection to the will of our Father, and rejoice in the assurance that he has entered an endless rest.

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Dear as thou wort and justly done,

 We will not weep for thee;

One thought shall check that starting tear-

 Its is that thou art free;

The passing spirit gently fled,

 Sustained by grace divine;

Oh, may such grace on us he shed,

 And make our and like thine.- L.H.

 

DEVORE, Daniel Devore

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 29 1879

 DIED – On Friday, the 18th, in Washington Township, Daniel Devore, aged about 70 years. The funeral took place on the 19th.

 

DOOLEY, Mary Dooley

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 20 1880

 OBITUARY- DIED- At her residence in Franklin Township, on the 9th, Mary, wife of Nathaiel Dooley, in the 56th year of her age. For several years that fell destroyer, consumption, had been gradually but surely underminding her constitution.

 The deceased joined the M.E. Church at the age of twelve, in which she lived a consistent Christian until the day of her death. She bore her afflictions with a Christian fortitude and expressed a strong desire to die, she was a kind and affectionate mother, and respected by all who knew her, which was attested by the large funeral cortege which followed her to her last resting place.

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          Blest Mother! Now I think of thee amid that throng

          Who chant before the throne of God their “everlasting song.

          In midnight dreams thy angel form around my couch appears,

          And oft thy hand seems stretched again to wipe away my tears.

          When gazing at the shining stars, their fixed and holy light

          Recalls thine own unwavering faith and thy example bright;

          And in the firmament of heaven a star thou’lt ever shine

          With beams more beautiful and bright- a luster all divine.Sofra

 

DORFF, Rueben Dorff

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 24 1879

Rueben Dorff, fireman on the steamer Courier, on Saturday, the 14th, got on the boat on her way up, at his home in Cochransville. Soon after beginning work he complained of feeling somewhat unwell and took a drink of water, after which he lay down on the deck, and died inside of five minutes.-

 The deceased was an unusually strong and apparently healthful man, and his death was the occasion of much surprise.

 

DOUGHERTY, John Dougherty

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 14 1879

 DIED – On September 18th, in Wayne Township, John Dougherty, aged about 60 years.

 

DUNN, Mrs. Washington Dunn

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 3 1879

 Mrs. Dunn, wife of WASHINGTON DUNN, of Jackson Township, and sister of Mrs. J. R. Morris, of this place, died last week.

 

DYE, Mrs. Mary Dye

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 29 1879

 Obituary - Mrs. Mary E., wife of Francis M. Dye, residing 1 ˝ miles east of Antioch, died July 5 1879.

 She was a member of the M. E. Church at Greenbrier, was about 26 years old; was sick about ten hours, during which time her sufferings were great. For a short time before her death she was unconscious, but the last words spoken by her while in a conscious state was a prayer to God. She was a woman known only to be loved, always having been a praying and Bible reading character. She lived and died just as such persons do.

 She leaves a husband and one child with many other near and dear friends to mourn her loss.

 Her remains were followed to the place of interment by a large concourse of people. May the Lord take care of the husband and child.- J.E.G.

Antioch, July 23, 1879

 

EATON, MISS Elma Eaton

Spirit of Democracy, April 1 1879, Page 2 Column 7

DIED- March 10 1879, at the residence of her father in Jerusalem, Ohio, Miss Elma Eaton, aged 29 years 5 months and 29 days.

 She was born in Graysville where she lived until she had grown to womanhood. She has resided in Jeresalem for the past ten or twelve years, and had formed many attachments.

 She had been suffering with disease of the lungs for some months, which she vainly tried to over come. Some time before her death she gave evidence of her acceptance of God and a hope of immortality. Though naturally arose to death, she became so well satisfied about it without a fear or shudder. Well might it be said or her:

 “O death where is thy sting, O grave where is thy victory?”

  She leaves an aged father and mother and many friends to mourn her loss, friends who deeply sympathize with the bereaved relatives in the day of their affliction.

  Thou……...low and silent,

  Thy heart is cold and still

  Thine eyes are shut forever

  And Death has had his will.              A.W.G.

 

ELLISON, Hugh Ellison

Spirit of Democracy, March 4, 1879, Page 3 Column 4

 Hugh Ellison, residing on Big Run, Washington County, died last week, rather suddenly. After his burial, his wife, who had some fear that people would suspect her of assisting to get the old man out of the world (they having been divorced, but still living under the same roof of a double- house) had him taken up. It was found that his lungs were completely ossified. In the examination, his wife testified that he was a hard drinker; when he could not get whisky he drank camphor, and when that was exhausted he would take turpentine, often drinking as much as a pint of the latter article in a day. The physicians who examined him came to the conclusion that death resulted from the drinking of turpentine.-Noble Co. Republican

 

EVANS, Joel R. Evans

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 15 1879

 Mr. Joel R. Evans, an aged resident of Sunsbury Township, this county, committed suicide on the morning of the 10th, by hanging himself in his stable.

 

EVANS, Joel R. Evans- 2nd obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 15 1879

(from letters to the editor)-Suicide of Joel R. Evans – Verdict of the Coroner’s Jury-Ozark, July 10, 1879

We attempt to chronicle a sad event. Joel R. Evans, an old resident of Sunsbury, twp., residing near Ozark, hung himself this morning. The circumstances are as follows; He had been seriously complaining for some three weeks during which time he was confined to the house. He had been in the habit of lying on a lounge in the room, where his wife and daughter slept. His wife on awaking this morning missed him, arose and searched the house without finding him, then awoke the daughter and instituting a search, found him hanging in the stable. Esq. T. J. Griffith proceeded to impanel a jury as follow, viz: A. Arnold, B.R. Driggs, Aaron Pugh, Thos. Dickle, Wm Morris and Matthew Moore who, after hearing the testimony in the case, rendered a verdict that he had committed suicide by hanging. It is generally believed that financial embarrassment had so weighted upon his mind as to result in this his untimely end. – John Jeffers

 

FERODIGER, Callie J. Ferodiger

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 3 1879

 DIED – May 20, 1879, of typhoid fever, CALLIE J., daughter of JACOB and MARY FERODIGER, of Switzerland Township, aged 15 years 5 months and 17 days.

 Another mortal herself, with the M.E. Church in early youth, from which time she lived a Christian life. To sever the chain that binds parents and children is…., but He doeth all things well, our loss is her eternal gain.

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 Jehovah, God, Thy gracious power

 On ev’ry hand we see;

 Oh, may the blessings of each hour

 Lead all our thoughts to thee.

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Thy power is in the ocean depth,

And reaches to the skies;

Thine eye of mercy never sleeps,

Thy goodness never died.

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Thine forever- God of love,

Hear us form Thy throne above,

Thine forever may we be,

Here and in eternity

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Thine forever – Thou our guide,

All our wants by thee supplied,

All our sins by Thee forgiven,

Lead us, Lord, from earth to Heaven.

          Youth

 

FINDLEY, David Findley

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 17 1879

 Of lightning freaks, the Holmes County Farmer related that on Thursday week, during a thunder storm four miles north of Millersburg, David E. Findley was struck and instantly killed by lightning, while opening a gate to take his horses from a corn field to the barn out of the rain. A young man with him named Stocker was stunned to insensibility. On the same day, a mile distant, a barn was struck and set on fire. A day or two before, in another part, a Mrs. Albertson was stunned by lightning.

 

FINLEY, Child of Wm. Finley

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 29 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 On Sunday near Boston, Belmont County, a child of William Finley, aged nine months, upset a chair in which it was tied while the mother was absent, fell in the fire and was burned to death. - Cambridge Jeffersonian

 

FREDENBERGER, Samuel Fredenberger

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 11 1879

SUICIDE AT BARNESVILLE – At Barnesville on the 4th, Mr. Samuel Fredenberger, aged twenty-one, committed suicide in the clothing store of his cousin, Jacob Oppenheimer. He had arrived from Fredrick, MD, at eleven o’clock, having been discharged a few days since from the Asylum of that city, the doctors and friends believing it was useless to keep him longer in confinement. In the afternoon while standing behind the counter he took from the show-case a Smith & Wesson revolver, thirty-two caliber, and pressing the muzzle against his breast, discharged the weapon. The ball entered an inch below the left nipple, and striking a rib, glanced downward and lodged in the bowels, and the wound will necessarily prove fatal. The young man had gone insane on religion, having been a persistent reader of religious literature. He was educated in Germany, is respectably connected and before his insanity kept a clothing store at Morgantown, W. Va.

 

FRIEDEL, Henry Friedel

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 20 1880

 Mr. Henry Friedel, formerly of this township, died at Wheeling last Monday; he was buried at the Lutheran Church, Salem Township, Tuesday last. He has been engaged in blacksmithing at Wheeling for the last four years. He was a young man of considerable worth and leaves many friends to mourn his early death.

 

GALLAHER, Sarah J. Gallaher

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 6 1879, Page 3 Column 2

 Sarah J., wife of MILTON GALLAHER, died March 1st, 1879, in her 41st year. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her absence.

Meltha M.G.

 

GARDNER, Mrs. Sarah Ann Gardner

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 20 1880

 OBITUARY- DIED-At her brother’, near Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio, Dec 21 1879, Mrs. Sarah Ann Gardener, aged 46 years. Mrs. Gardner formerly resided near South Olive for several years. She was the mother of twelve children, eleven of whom survive her. Through the percussion of her friends and relatives she left her home on a visit for the benefit of her health, but rapidly sank with that dread disease, Consumption. Her death was calm and happy. Rev. Markee preached the funeral sermon from 1st Corinthians 15th chapter and 38: b verse. - Noble Co. Press

 

GILLESPIE, Melissa Maud

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 16 1879

 OBITUARY – DIED of congestion of the stomach, August 3d, 1879, after a suffering of three months, Melissa Maud, a little daughter of O and R.B. Gillespie, aged 1 year, six months and 22 days.

 Death stole in our happy little band and took from us one of our most lovely charms on earth. Maud was a lovely little girl, well beloved by her Pa and Ma, and was a favorite child among many relatives and friends. We can never forget the dear little ones kisses she offered until almost the last expiring breath. Those bright blue eyes, which are now closed in death, will long be remembered by many persons, but she has gone home at her Savior’s call, for the Lord hath said suffer those dear little ones to come unto me and forbid them not.

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 Darling Maud how we miss thee,

 Miss that little form of thine,

But in heaven we hope to meet thee,

 With the angels there to shine.

J .L. W.

 

GILLESPIE, William Gillespie

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 24 1879

 William Gillespie, of Jefferson Township, while riding past the residence of Jacob Stiles, on Monday last, was seen to suddenly reel, as if fainting, and had passed the house but a few yards, when he turned and came back. Mr. Stiles noticed that the man was laboring in mortal agony, and as speedily as possible, got him from his horse and into the house, where he expired in a few moments. His death was supposed to be the result of heart disease. He was about 50 years of age and leaves a large family. – Cambridge News, 19th.

 

GODDARD, Henretta V. Goddard

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 28 1879

OBITUARY – DIED September 10, 1879, Henrietta V., wife of D. W. Goddard, in the 31st year of her age, after a painful illness of 11 months.

She leaves a husband and one child and a number of friends to mourn her loss; but their loss is her eternal gain.

She joined the M.E. Church at the age of 14 years, and since then has been a consistent member. May her husband and child follow her in the paths of duty, so that when death may come they will be ready to go and meet her with many loved ones gone before.

The shining ones at Heaven’s gate

The coming of a spirit wait;

That spirit freed from earth and woe

Unfolds her new-born wings, and lot

Doth brighter, fairer, lovelier grow as she doth rise

And as she nears the heavenly gate

The shining ones that there await,

Behold her coming through the skies,

And cry with angel melody:

“She comes! She comes! At last she’s free!”

Then O! The holy octant,

The peace of those happy spirits fair,

The joy of that sweet meeting here.

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A mourning ones on earth bends o’er

A new made grave; his grief is sore,

For he hath heard the parting word

Of one who was his nearest friend.

Find Father, some sweet comfort send,

Thou only knowest how to cheer

The anguish of that parting here

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Farewell, Dear friends, farewell;

A few short years at most,

If faithful to your Master’s will,

We’ll join the heavenly host. – L.M.

 

GRATIGNET, Mrs. Gratignet

Spirit of Democracy, March 4, 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 Mrs. Gratignet, of Beallsville, aged 82 years, died on the 24th ult

 

GRIMES, John Grimes

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 21 1879

 John Grimes, an old citizen of Salem Township, died on the 14th.

 

HAMILTON, Mrs. Dorcas Hamilton

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 15 1879

  Mrs. Dorcas Hamilton, who died at the residence of he son-in-law, David Dull, esq., in Wheeling Township, June 30th, was 105 years old, 3 months and 25 days old. She was a native of Pennsylvania but had lived in this county 35 years. She retained all her faculties to a wonderful degree to the close of her life and never, in all her life, took a dose of medicine. - Cambridge Jeffersonian

 

HANEY, Evan Haney

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio September 16 1879

 Evan Haney, an aged resident of Bethel Township, died last week.

 

HARKER, Mrs. Leroy Harker

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 25 1879

 Died of Consumption, Mrs. Leroy Harker, November 1, age 20 years.

 

HARTLINE, Conrad Hartline

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 14 1879

 Conrad Hartline, of Adams Township, aged about 50 years, died a few days since.

 

HAVELT, A.D. Havelt

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 13 1880

 A.D. Havelt, of Sardis, this county, died on Friday, the 2d. His remains were interred on Sunday, the 4th.

 

HAWKINS, Wm. Hawkins

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 15 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 WM HAWKINS, a farmer of Beaver township, Noble County; about 40 years of age, die of heart disease on the 6th inst. He was loading his goods to move to Belmont County when he dropped to the ground and expired.

 

HEDGE, James N. Hedge

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 29 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 JAMES N HEDGE, of Sarahsville, a well known and esteemed citizen of Noble County, met with a fatal accident on Tuesday of last week, by a heavy log falling upon and crushing him whilst tearing down an old log house. – Jeffersonian, 24th inst.

 

HELBIG, Fred Helbig

Spirit of Democracy, March 25 1879, Page 3 Column 7

A NOVEL SUICIDE - ZANESVILLE, OHIO, March 15 – Fred Helbig, a prominent contractor, committed suicide in a novel manner. About 4 months ago he succeeded in destroying both eyes. Since then he has been in a state of profound melancholy. He was discovered at 6:30 this morning in a cellar asphyxiated. He had cut the gas pipe and tying his trousers around his head and the opened pipe, deliberately smothered to death.

 

HENTHORN, Richard Henthorn

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 26 1879

 We were informed last week of the particulars of a fearful tragedy enacted in Wirt County, West. Va., between James Shook Jr., and Richard Henthorn , former resident of Jackson Township, this county.

 Shook and another man were engaged in getting out railroad ties, when Henthorn approached them, with a stone in his had, swearing that he intended to kill Shook. Shook stood on the defensive until Henthorn came close to him when he struck with his axe, cutting a terrible gash in Henthorn’s forehead; a second blow almost severed an arm, a third took effect on his other arm, a fourth cut through several ribs in his right side and a fifth performed the same duty in his left side. After stretching Richard on the field of combat, Shook left to hunt an officer to have him arrested, but while absent Henthorn was taken to a house and a physician sent for, who pronounced his injuries fatal.

 The origin of the difficulty was the arrest, conviction and sentence of Henthorn to the penitentiary from this county in 1873, for shooting at James Shook, Sr. with intent to kill.

 

HILBERT, Henry Hilbert

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 3 1879

 Henry Hilbert, an inmate of the County Infirmary, died last week. His age was about 72 years. “Old Henry”, as he was called by everybody here, will be remembered as brother at the hotels in this place by many people in the county.

 

HIVENER, Joseph Hivener

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 25 1879

The steam boat McCormick, which plies between Zanesville and Marietta, burst her boilers when near Beverly last Saturday and sunk in thirty minutes- The fireman, Joseph Hivener was killed instantly and several others severely scalded.

 

HOSICK, Daughter of Wm Hosick

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 2 1879

 A GUERNEY COUNTY HORROR – How a little daughter of William Hosick was cremated alive – Cambridge- On November 24, A horrible accident befell a little daughter, aged between four and five years, of William Hosick, a farmer residing in Jackson Township, this county, that caused her death. She, with another younger child, was left in the house while the mother went to the barn to milk a cow. While performing this labor, Mrs. Hosick heard the child screaming, but supposed it arose from the fact that she could not open the door to follow her and paid little attention to it.

 After finishing  she returned to the house and upon opening the door discovered the child standing in a middle doorway with little had uplifted, but devoid of clothing, and the body so badly burned that the [?] lines could be seen and the arms cracked open. The eyes were totally obliterated. Yet with standing all this, the poor sufferer lived, being conscious for several hours before the angel of death called he spirit. The interior of the house evidenced her frantic efforts to escape the fate in store, pieces of her garments being found scattered throughout several rooms, but unable to open the doors, she was compelled to succumb to the devouring element. It is not known how her clothes caught, but two large fires were burning in open fire places, and, it is supposed, in passing, one her calico apron (all the rest of he clothes being heavy flannel, first ignited, and being so young she was unable to subdue the flames, and soon became enveloped by them.

 

HUFFMAN, Abraham Huffman

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 23 1879

 Mr. Abraham Huffman, of Antioch, this county, died the night of the 17th, aged 82 years. He was a soldier of the war of 1812.

 

HUGHES, Benj. Hughes

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 24 1879

 Benj. Hughes, an old citizen of Franklin Township, this county, died of Consumption on Sunday, the 15th.

 

JEFFERS, Everett Jeffers

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 2 1879

 Everett Jeffers, son of James Jeffers, of Sunsbury Township, aged 19 years, was found dead in bed at Hannah Smiths’ in that township, the morning of the 2d. The cause of his death is supposed to have been heart disease.

 

JOHNSON, “Shoo Fly” Johnson

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 18 1879

 “Shoo Fly” Johnson was killed in Barnesville of the 12 th, by being causght and buried around on a shaft in Hogue’s Planing Mill.

 

JONES, Child of Mrs. Ose Jones

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 2 1879

 Roasted to Death- Friday morning, while Mrs. “Ose” Jones, of Kimbulton, was absent from the house, engaged in milking, her little child some three years old, toddled too near an open grate and, its clothes catching fire, it was so terribly burned before assistance came in response to its cries, that medical assistance wasn’t no avail. Monday afternoon it died. A feeling of profound sorrow and sympathy for the terribly bereaved parents pervades the neighborhood. – Cambridge Jeffersonian, 27th.

 

Jones, Joseph Jones

Spirit of Democracy, March 4, 1879, Page 2 Column 5 Marietta, Ohio

 Marietta, Feb 26- At a singing school in Grand View townships, this county, Saturday night, Joseph Jones was stabbed in the back by his nephew, Nathaniel Jones. The knife penetrated to the lungs and the wound bleeding inwardly. The doctors say Jones will die. Joseph had threatened, it is said, to slap a younger brother of Nathaniel, which is the alleged cause of the stabbing.

 

JUDKINS, Dr. Nicholas Judkins

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 15 1879

 On the night of Monday, July 7th, at 12:15 A.M. Dr. Nicholas Judkins passed form life to death. He had been ill since the beginning of the year of a malady of the stomach, form which there seemed to be no hope of recovery, but he rallied at intervals, and at one time was able to appear upon the street, although but a shadow of his former self.-Enterprise.

 

JUDKINS, Jesse Judkins

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 19 1879

 Jesse Judkins, aged 80 years, a resident of Barnesville, died last week.

 

KELLER, Mrs. Jacob Keller

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 14 1879

 Mrs. Keller, wife of Jacob Keller, of Switzerland Township, died on the 3d.

 

KENNEDY, William Kennedy

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 15, 1879

 William Kennedy, of Summit Township, died of Consumption, ten days since.

 

KETTERER, Fernie Ketterer

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 2 1879

 DIED    On the 1st, of typhoid fever, Fernie Ketterer, daughter of Mr. George Ketterer of this place.

 

KIEFER, Samuel Kiefer

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 2 1879

 OBITUARY- DIED- On the 23d, at his father’s residence in Switzerland Township, Samuel Kiefer, aged 21 years, 1 month and 13 days. For years past deceased had been a faithful member of the M. E. Church. He was also a leader in the Sabbath School where he had been a very attentive member from his youth up.

 He was a devoted Christian, and adhered strictly to the principles of his religion. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and leaves a large circle of warm friends and relative to mourn his loss. For some time past consumption had been preying on his system, until the morning of his death, when he replied that he felt content and willing to go, and meet his reward.

 Then came the appointed angel from afar and summoned him away from this cold and sinful world of ours, and as we hope to that better land which is promised to all those who seek to enter therein, which is free from pain, sorrow and death.

 He departed from our midst in the morning of his life, like a blooming flower that is plucked from its parent stem beneath the shining sun.

 Seeing that these frail bodys  [sic] of ours at any period of life may be called unto death, let us ever strive to be ready to meet our friend who has, just gone before us. And trusting that our loss is his eternal gain, we console ourselves with the hope of meeting him beyond the dark river of death, for we have the promise of Him who once said, “Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.”

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 “When friends and kindred droop and die,

And when helpers are withdrawn,

While sorrow, with a weeping eye,

Count up our comforts gone.

Be Thou our comfort mighty God,

Our Helper and our friend

And guide us in this dangerous road,

Till all our trials end” – Levi Ressegger

 

KRAMER, Captain Jacob Kramer

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 11 1879

Captain Jacob Kramer, of Clarington, died a few days since of disease of the heart.

 

KUHN, Henry, Kuhn

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 5 1879

 Henry Kuhn, who resides near Newcomerstown, died last week from starvation. He is said to have been seventeen days with food or drink.

 

LAING, Randolph Laing

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 20 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 Randolph Laing, a former resident of Green Township, this county, died in Moundsville, West Va., the latter part of April, aged 82 years. Laing’s post-office at New Castle, this county, was named for him.

 

Mary Ann Neuhart nee Schaub
Mary A. wife of Philip died 1879 of Woodsfield died 13 September at her home on North Paul St.

Nee Shaub. Born Bermen, Kingdom of Prussia Germany 9 June 1831; with parents to US 1835. Seven week voyage landed New York, March 27 June 1848.  Twelve children, 10 surviving, 1 died in infancy and Mrs. Lizzie Richner died a few years ago at Woodsfield. Burial in old cemetery.

 

MASON, Elisha Mason

Spirit of Democracy, March 18 1879, Page 3, Column 1

 Died- in Perry township, on the 9th last, ELISHA MASON, aged 62 years

 

MAURY, Mr. Jacob Maury

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 2 1879

 Mr. Jacob Maury, a brother of Hon. Henry Maury, who at one time resided near Clarington but who has been living near New Martinsville, W. Va. For the last six years was killed on last Saturday while in the woods cutting timber by a limb of the tree falling on him. – Bellaire Tribune, 27th.

 

MCCABE, Patrick McCabe

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 10 1879

 PATRICK MCCABE, a resident of Beallsville, this county, met with sudden death on the 6th inst. He was engaged in cleaning a well about three miles from town, and feeling that the gas was about to overcome him, called to those above to draw him up. He was near the top when he fainted and fell backwards out of the tub down a distance of 40 feet, striking on his head and killing him instantly.

 

MCCLUNE, Mrs. Oscar McClune nee Frarcine Kelley

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio April 29 1879, Page 3 Column 5

Sudden Death of a Bride - Mrs. Oscar McCune, nee Miss Frarcine Kelley, a bride of only four weeks, died suddenly of heart disease, Thursday night of last week. While sitting in her chair, she apparently fainted, a physician was summoned in haste but before he arrived she died. She was an amiable and much respected young lady. – Caldwell Press.

 

MCCOLLIN, Mrs. Martha McCollin nee Judkins

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 22 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 NEWS was received here yesterday of the death of Mrs. Martha McCollin, wife of John McCollin, of Philadelphia, and formerly of this place. She will be remembered by our older readers as the daughter of Thomas Judkins, deceased . For several years she has been in failing health, and of late had been utterly prostrated and life had become a burden.

She was a most amiable lady, of sweet and guileless nature, and fitted for a better world rather than the cruel jostlings of this mundane sphere. She was about forty – seven years of age, and leaves a husband and six children. - Barnsville Enterprise, 17th inst.

 

MCCONNELL, Josiah B. McConnell

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 10 1879

 OBITUARY - Josiah B. McConnell was born near Graysville, Monroe County, Ohio, August 7, 1853, and died near Ravenswood, Jackson County, W Va., May 30, 1879.  He was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and leaves in his death a brilliant evidence that he is now enjoying the heir-ship of eternal glory.

Josiah was known to be always strictly moral and temperate in all his habits. Having pious parents he ever revered their God; and in the winter of 1876, he was happily converted to Christ, there after being an active, earnest worker for the Master.

He died in glorious triumph, full of faith and rejoicing in the love of Christ, and in his power to save.

He expressed in his last words the desire that those he left behind might live so as to meet him in heaven – may God help us so to do.

Hard it seems to part with this dear friend, though it is but for a time, for we know we have but to follow in his footsteps, that when the Angel, Death call, to pass through the portals into the celestial city, and again clasp glad hands with him around whose name cling so many dearly cherished memories.

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Gone to dwell with Christ forever,

“Just beyond the rolling river,

In the happy land so fair,”

Rests he, ever now from care.

Wm. F. Gatchell

 

MCCOOK, Mrs. McCook

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 25 1879

 Mrs. McCook, mother of the “fighting McCooks” in the late war, died at New Lisbon, Ohio, a few days since.

 

MCCURDY, Little Luzetta McCurdy

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 25 1879

 Died of cholera infantum, Little Luzetta, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth McCurdy, aged 11 months. The parents have our sympathy for the loss of their dear babe.

 

MCDONALD, Mr. Archibald McDonald

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 14 1879

 OBITUARY – DIED -  Sept. 19 1879, at his residence three miles east of Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio, Mr. Archibald McDonald, aged 87 years, 10 months, and 5 days.

 Mr. McDonald was born in the county of Antrim, Ireland, Nov. 14th, 1791. When he was 7 years old his father died, leaving his mother and eight sisters and one brother. He learned a trade when young. At the age of 32 he came to America, and Oct 6, 1826, he married Mary Tate, near St. Clairsville, Ohio, and resided in Gurnesey County twelve years, and since April, 1840, was a resident of Monroe County. His wife died June 28 1847. He leaves six daughters and one son and many friends to mourn his loss. One daughter died in Brown County, Indiana, and one son and one daughter died in Guernsey County, Ohio, and leaving twenty six grand children and seven great grand children, four having died. Mr. McDonald joined the church in Ireland at the age of 20, and lived a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church; his want of hearing causing him not to attend for a number of years. He was a man of constant private and secret devotion to his last days.-G.

 

MCFARLAND, David Albert

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 27 1879

 OBITUARY- DIED – May 1, 1879; of brain fever.

 David Albert, son of G.W. and Elizabeth McFarland, aged 8 months and 10 days.

 These parents have been bereft of one of their dear little one and whose time here upon earth was fleeting. In him many fondly hopes were centered; but death has withered all. Silently, amid many tears and suppressed sorrow, but with humble submission to the will of God, have these fond parents tenderly folded away this precious treasure in the quiet grave, believing that the grave will yield it up again: that they shall see their loved one and meet never more. Yet they mourn and feel sad when they think how beautiful it was when lying in its little cradle, or how innocent and lamb like when caressing it in their arms. But the Lord had need of these dear tokens of the earth, and he has taken this flower to transplant it above in the fields of light. Many as are the shadows that flit across the horizon of earthly happiness, there does shine a star, there does speak a still small voice to the mourner’s heart to light the gloom and parents comfort.

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Thou art gone to the grave- but we will not deplore thee;

Tho’ sorrow and darkness encompass the tomb,

The Savior has passed through portals before thee,

And the lamp of his love is thy guide thro’ the gloom,

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Thou art gone to the grave- we no longer behold thee,

Nor tread the rough path of the world by thy side,

But the wide arms of mercy are spread to enfold thee,

And sinners may hope since the sinless has died.

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Thou art gone to the grave- but ‘twere wrong to deplore thee

When God was thy ransom, thy guardian, thy guild,

He gave thee and take thee, and soon will restore thee,

Where death hath no sting, since the Savior has died.

Henry Sawyers.

 

MCGETH, Stephen McGeth

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 15 1879

 Mr. Stephen McGeth, of the vicinity of Belmont, died very suddenly last Wednesday night, of heart disease. The deceased worked all day Wednesday and retired at his usual hour, apparently in the enjoyment of good health.

 

MCGINNIS, Mr. Edward McGinnis

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 18 1879

 Mr. Edward McGinnis, near Beallsville, this county, died on the 5th.

 

MCGREGOR, James McGregor

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 8 1879

 James McGregor, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Pultney Township, died at his home, two miles northwest of Bellaire, on Wednesday morning, in the 89th years of his age. His death was caused by gangrene, which originated in the great toe of one of his feet, which had been injured in some way.

 Deceased was a soldier of the war of 1812, and was captured by the British in one of the battles of that war. – Belmont Chronicle, 12th inst.

 

MCHINNEY, John P. McHinney

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 29 1879, Page 2 Column 7

Death of the Oldest Mason - PARKERSBURG, April 23 – John P. McHinney died at his residence at Williamstown today, at the age of Eighty-seven. Mr. McHinney was the oldest Mason in this State, having been made a Mason fifty-two years ago. He will be buried by the Fraternity in this city.

 

MCKELLEY, Alexander McKelley

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 14 1879

 Mr. Alexander McKelly, brother of Mrs. Orr, of Barnesville, died recently at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, at the advanced age of 81 years.

 Mr. McKelly was a man of much culture and experience. As foreman of Graham’s Magazine, one of the early periodicals of this country, he became personally acquainted with many authors and public men. Among these literary friends was Edgar A. Poe, and Mr. McKelly “set up” the poem of “The Raven” from the original manuscript, which he had in his possession at the time of his death. Mr. McKelly was a man of intellectual attainments, an extensive knowledge of books, and to his intimate friends a genial and interesting companion. He made a visit to Barnesville several years ago when we had the honor of a visit form the printer patriarch. The papers of Upper Sandusky contain lengthy and appreciative notices of his character. – Enterprise, 9th inst.

 

MELLOTT, Child of David Mellott

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 24 1879

 An only son of David Mellott, of Sunsbury Township, aged two years, died on the 15th.

 

MELOTT, Sanford Melott

Spirit of Democracy, April 8 1879, Page 3 Column 2

DIED – On the 20th inst., in Wetzel County, West Va, SANFORD, Son of PETER AND MARY A MELOTT, aged 7 months and 22 days.

 SANFORD THOU HAST GONE BEFORE US,

 God would not permit thy stay.

 When the film of God creeps o’er us,

 Meet us darling on the way.

 Dearest SANFORD, thou hast left us,

 Peaceful in the grave so low;

 Thou no more will join our number,

 Thou no more our songs shall know

 Little mound of earth then cover,

 Childhood, innocence’s of love,

 And holy angels bear thee o’er

 Death’s dark stream to bliss above.

 

MOORE, Infant of Harvey Moore

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, Oct 14 1879

 Fatal Accident Near Freeport – On Sabbath evening, the 28th near Freeport, whilst returning home in a wagon, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Moore met with a terrible accident which resulted in the death of their babe aged seven months. In making a steep ascent in the road near Thomas Hughes’ residence the tugs of the harness broke, letting the vehicle run backwards down the hill with great speed. It alighted right side up on the top of Mr. Hughes’ garden fence. Mr. Moore escaped unhurt, but Mrs. Moore was severely though not dangerously injured. She bad her babe in her arms and clung to it until Mr. Hughes came to her aid and took it. The infant lingered in a comatose state till the following Thursday when it died from its injuries. Every kindness was shown the afflicted ones at the residence of Mr. Hughes. -  Guernsey Times, 9th inst.

 

MOOSE, Jacob Moose

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 29 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 JACOB MOOSE, a resident of Sunsbury Township, died last week. Dr. STEWARD and others held a post mortem examination, the result of which we have not yet ascertained.

 

MOOSE, John Moose

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 20 1879, Page 3 Column 2

 DIED- On Saturday morning, May 17th, John Moose, and old resident of Wayne Township, this county, aged about 71 years.

 

MORGAN, E.G. Morgan -2nd Obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 4 1879

The death of any such a man as Mr. E.G. Morgan, of Bellaire, is a great loss to any community. He was a wide-awake, energetic and public spirit citizen, and at a crisis in the history of the Bellaire and Southwestern narrow gauge railroad came to its rescue and gave it a most important and successful impetus. We feel that his death is to some extent a loss to the public interests of this whole region of country. – Wheeling Intelligencer, 30th.

BRACEY, Juletta Bracey

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 4 1879

DIED – On Monday, the 27th of Consumption, Miss Juletta Bracey, daughter of George Bracey, Esq., of Adams Township, this county.

 

MORGAN, E.G. Morgan

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 4 1879

Sudden Death of E.G. Morgan, of Bellaire – Social and business circles were startled yesterday by the announcement that E. G. Morgan, one of our most prominent, and certainly the most enterprising citizen of Bellaire, was dead. A driver and another workman belonging to his coal works, had occasion to consult him, and on entering his office on Noble Street, about 9 o’clock A. M., found him sitting in the office chair, dead. Dr. Kurz was called, and an examination revealed the fact that Mr. Morgan had died of heart disease.

The news of his sudden demise spread like wild fire, and it was the general subject of discussion throughout the city. Every one deplores the[?] of a citizen who contributed so much to the material advancement of our city.      Mr. Morgan was born at St. Clairsville, and at his death was in his 57th year. He for a time was in the drug business at St. Clairsville; then he entered the dry goods trade, and read law under Judge Cowan, but never pracussed at the bar. He came to Bellaire, and with several other gentlemen, went into the whole-sale grocery business. He at once identified himself with the interests of our city, and was an active leader in the movement for our public school buildings. Afterwards he was prominently identified with the water and gas works, the street railway line and other public as well as individual enterprises. He was also President for a year of the Southwestern Railway, and a large stockholder in the Goblet Works. A singular, though complimentary, fact is that he never associated himself with any enterprise but that he reached the top, having in almost every instance succeeded  to the Presidency of the associations to which he lent his name and influence. He was a remarkable man, and stands foremost in the heart of the people who regard the material progress of our town. About a year ago his wife died suddenly from the same disease.

We scarcely know how to take leave of so worthy citizen. He certainly held his hand on the pulse of our people, and when their interest were paramount he never hesitated to throw his money and experience in the scale that weighed more than a lavish return. He was a man that all respected. He was a just man. Can we say more?

His remains will be interred in Rosewood Cemetery tomorrow. He leaves three children, one of whom is Mrs. Jacob Berger, of Wheeling Island. – Register, 29th

 

MOSER, Albert Moser

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 20 1880

 DIED – Of Typhoid fever, at his home in Ohio Township, Dec 29 1879, Albert Moser, son of Christian Moser, aged 20 year and 14 days. He was taken to his final resting place on the last day of the old year. Notwithstanding the very rainy and muddy weather there were quite a large concourse of friends and relative present. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Schimmel and was such as to touch the hardest hearts. His twxt was from the 103d Psalm: “As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.- For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone, and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children.”

 The deceased was a member of the German Lutheran Church at Mt. Zion, and will be much missed in the Chruch services as well as in the circle of many young friends. He was the leader of a choir of singers here and also performed upon the organ at Church.

 He leaves a father and loving brothers and sisters to mourn his premature death.- O.

Hannibal, Ohio, Jan 5 1880

 

MURRAY, Ellsworth Murray – 2nd Obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 11 1879

 Ellsworth Murray who was crushed beneath a wagon load of stone, as mentioned last week, died about half an hour after the accident.

 

MURRAY, Ellsworth Murray

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, Nov 4 1879

 A young man named Ellsworth Murray, who was working for A.J. Cayenaugh at the bridge near Lodi, in this county, met with a serious if not fatal accident on the 1st.  He was alone hauling stone, when one of the other employees noticed that the wagon was overturned. On hastening to the spot it was found that Murray was prostrated and a stone weighing about twenty-five hundred pounds lying on him. - Those present not being able to lift the stone he had to remain beneath it until assistance could be brought form some distance. After being released he was carried to the residence of James Anderson where at last accounts he was lying in what was thought to be a hopeless condition.

 

NALLEY, Levi Nalley

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, Oct 21 1871

 DIED – On the 20th, Levi Nalley, of Wayne Township, aged 103 years and 6 months.

 

NEUHART, Phillip Neuhart

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 1 1879

 SUDDEN DEATH- PHILLIP NEUHART, aged about 60 years, who resided one mile north-east of this place, on the Okey farm, died at 5 o’clock the morning of the 28th, of heart disease-

 The day before his death he complained of pain in his breast and side, but rested tolerably well that night until 4 o’clock the following morning, when the pain in his side became severe and physicians were sent for, but he died before their arrival.

  He leaves a wife and children.

 

OLDHAM, Infant child Oldham

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 17 1879

 Last Saturday morning when Daniel Oldham, who lives in the western part of his county, arose he left his wife and a six months’ old child in bed. An hour later Mrs. Oldham awoke to find her child closely covered by the bed clothing and dead, and the presumption is that its death was caused by suffocation- Jeffersonian

 

OWINGS, John Sherman Owings

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 16 1879

 From Wood Co., West Va.- Editor Spirit: We here note the sad news of the death of little John Sherman Owings, of Rockport, Wood Co, W. Va. He died on the morning, of the 24th of August, after an illness of only a few hours, with that terrible disease, the Croup. The parents of this child, William Owings and Wife, formerly lived in your county in the town of Graysville. The relatives and friends of the family, who live in that community will mourn with them when they hear of the death of little Sherman, and more when they realize that he was their only son. - Alnason Martin

 

PACKER, Hon. Asa Packer

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 27 1879

 Hon. Asa Packer, of Pennsylvania died Saturday, 17th inst, in the 73d year of his age.

 

PASCAL, Mr. Pascal

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 1 1879

 The Wheeling Resister publisher an account of the drowning of a young man named Pascal, in the Ohio River, near Bellaire, together with this marvelous statement: “Pascal’s mother lives at Bellaire, and on the afternoon of his death she was lying asleep. About the time he was struggling in the water, she sprang up, seemingly half awake, and declared that her son was dead. All persuasions to lie down again were vain, and she threw a shawl over her head and started up the street directly for the scene of the accident, arriving while the by-standers were hesitating about the best manner of informing her of her bereavement. The story reads like a marvelous fable, but it was told to us by reliable persons, who were present when she arrived at the river bank.” Verily, there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophy, or science, or even our theology.

 

PEARSON, Miss Lena Pearson

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 19 1879

 Miss Lena Pearson, daughter of Mr. Wm. L. Pearson, of Beallsville, died of congestion of the brain on the 13th.

 

PERRY, Thomas Perry

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 30 1879

 DIED,- At his residence in Cameron, Adams Township, Nov. 2d, 1879, Thomas Perry, formerly a resident of Belmont County, aged 64 years, 3 months and 11 days. He leaves a family and many friends to mourn his loss. He expressed a willingness to die; was a member of the Christian church for the past 4 years. He died of erysipelas of the lungs.

 

PICKENS, Mrs. Alexander Pickens

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 2 1879

 Mrs. Pickens, wife of Alexander Pickens, of Franklin Township, died last week.

 

PIERCE, Son of Michael Pierce

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 1879

 Child Drowned – A singular and fatal accident happened near Temperanceville last Monday evening. A young son of Michael Pierce fell into a slop barrel and was drowned without any one being aware of the accident. The family were at supper at the time the child was playing in the yard, when without attracting any attention, he fell in the barrel which was sunk in the ground, and was drowned. This is the third child this family has lost by accident in the past few years. One was run over by a wagon, and another killed by a tree falling upon it. - Enterprise 24th

 

PITTMAN, Child of Mr. James Pittman

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 30 1879

 A little daughter of Mr. James Pittman, of Sunsbury Township, aged 3 years, died last week.

 

POOL, Joseph Pool

Spirit of Democracy, March 25 1879, Page 3 Column 1

Joseph Pool, and aged resident of this place, died on the 20th inst

 

POWELL, James Powell

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 14 1879

 Belmont County, Ohio – Belmont, October 9 – Two men near town, names James Powell and James Travis, while hunting Saturday, sat down to rest and play a game of cards. They quarreled, when Powell struck Travis three times over the head with a gun, and left him in an insensible condition. He was found the next morning, and died yesterday form his injuries. Powell was immediately put under arrest, and at a preliminary hearing was bound over to Court, and, on giving bail, was released. He was found hanging by the neck in his own stable this morning, dead.

 

PRICE, Magnolia Price

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 25 1879

 OBITUARY – DIED - September 14 1879, Magnolia, only child of Joseph and Susan Price, aged 1 year. MAGNOILA was a bright and lovely child and being too sweet and innocent for earth, God in his goodness has taken her to adorn the paradise above. She was taken ill the 6th of the month, and after nine days of the most intense suffering from that dread disease, brain- fever, was released from her suffering and her sweet spirit took its flight to that better land where sickness and death never comes. And though their hearts are almost broken at the loss of their dear little girl they know their loss is her eternal gain, and may they feel to thank God that her sufferings are forever at an end, and he has taken her home ere her life was stained with sin. May God sustain them in their bereavement and help them so to live that when life and its labors are o’er they may join their darling babe on the other shore. – L.J. Martin

 

PRICE, Nancy Price

Spirit of Democracy, April 15 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 NANCY PRICE, wife of Isaac Price, of Center Township, died on the 8 inst.

 

PRYOR, Annie Pryor

Spirit of Democracy, April 1 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 DIED – ANNIE, a little daughter of J. Pryor, of Bethel Township, died in March.

 

PRYOR, Charles Pryor

Spirit of Democracy, April 1 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 CHARLES, son of ALLEN PRYOR, of Bethel township, died last month.

 

PRYOR, Miss Pryor

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 8 1879

 A daughter of Mrs. Pryor, who resides near Lewisville, this county, aged about 6 years, died last week and her remains were interred in the Woodsfield Cemetery on Sunday, the 6th.

 

RANSOM, William Ransom

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, January 13 1880

 DIED of Heart Disease- Last Saturday, between the hours of three and four p.m., Mr. William Ransom died of heart disease, on the farm of George Douglass, near New Castle, in Wayne Township. He had returned form Somerton in the earlier part of the day, and after dinner went to the woods near the house, accompanied by a small boy, to chop wood. It seems be became tired and requested the boy to carry his ax, and he followed with the aid of a stick. In the meantime his sickness had increased so rapidly that he was compelled to lie down near a tree. The boy hesitated, thinking he had fallen, and asked if he was hurt, but receiving no reply, in great fright, ran to the house and told what had occurred. Mr. Wm. Montgomery, who happened to be present, rushed to the sad scene, but before assistance could be brought, Ransom was cold in death. - Enterprise, 8th.

 

READ, Joseph Read

Spirit of Democracy, April 8 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 JOSEPH READ, a soldier of the war of 1812, and an early settler in the Captina Valley, died on the 16thult, in the 85th year of his age. His father was in the revolutionary army, and an uncle was killed by the Indians- Bellaire Tribune.

 

RICHARDSON, Mrs. W.P. Richardson

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 20 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 The Wife of Gen. W. P. Richardson died quite suddenly last Sunday morning of paralysis. She has been sick for several months but her death came very unexpected. She was a very estimable lady, beloved by all who knew her. She was 56 years old. - Marietta Times, 14th inst.

 

RING, Margaret Ring

Spirit of Democracy, March 25 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 DIED: - On Wednesday, the 19th , inst, Mrs. Margaret Ring, of Benton township, age 76 years.

 

ROBB, Mrs. Rev. A.G. Robb

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 18 1879

 The wife of the Rev. A.G. Robb, the Methodist Episcopal minister of Sumerton, died suddenly at their home in that place last week. Her remains were buried in the Northern Cemetery at Barnesville, on Friday. Mrs. Robb was a greatly esteemed Christian lady, and her loss will be keenly and mournfully felt. – Quaker City Independent

 

ROSE, Dr. Rose

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 13 1879, Page 3 Column 5

 Dr. Rose and Mr. Canfield drank two glasses of whisky in a drug store at Alliance, Ohio, and found it so good that, they called for more. As they raised the glasses again the physician said,” Here’s to your good health.” “Oh, don’t say that said Canfield, “consider your business, and wish this stuff may make me sick.” They drank, and within an hour both were dead, the druggist having given them poison by mistake.

 

ROTH, Daughter of Christian Roth

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 12 1879

 A daughter of Mr. Christian Roth, of Green Township, aged about 7 years, died the night of the 9th.

 

RUDABAUGH, Child

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 10 1879

 LAST Thursday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Rudabaugh, in South Bellaire, were startled to find their little boy, about 2 years of age, in a privy vault.

The child had been playing in the back yard when it wandered into the building and fell through an opening. It was missed almost immediately, but when taken out life was so far gone as to battle all hopes of restoring it. The child turned blue in a short time, and the lifeless body of a little boy who but a few hours before had been playing was placed in a coffin and taken to Pleasant Ridge graveyard and buried the same evening.

 

RUFF, Michael Ruff

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 11 1879

 On the 5th, Michael Ruff departed this life. He was one among the oldest citizens of our township, also one of our early settlers.

 

RURCHES, William Rurches

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 15 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 WILLIAM RURCHES, an old citizen of Summerfield, died on the 1st, at the advanced age of 84 years- Noble Co. Republican

 

SALISBURY, Mrs. Marie Salisbury

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 22 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 DIED.- On Monday, the 6th inst. in Woodsfield, Mrs. Maria SALISBURY, aged 75 years.

 

SCHELL, Andrew Schell

Spirit of Democracy, April 1 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 ANDREW SCHELL, of  Summit township, aged 71 years, died on the 27th.

 

SCHRODER, Daniel Schroder

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio,  July 1 1879

 Daniel Schroder, of Texas, Ohio Township, this county, who was beaten with a chair on the 15th, by a man names CHAPLAIN, from West Va., died of his injuries on the 20th.

 

SCOTT, James Scott

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 3 1879

 DIED – May 4, 1879, JAMES SCOTT, in the 75th year of his age, In Washington Township, Monroe County, Ohio.

 He was born in Belmont County, Ohio, Was married in 1826, in which year he moved to the neighborhood in which he lived until his death. He was noted all his life for his hove of peace and justice, and for 33 years served his fellow citizens as Justice of the Peace, until he became so deaf that he refused to accept the office longer. He died as he had lived, a firm believer in the doctrine of universal salvation. When the angel of death came he passed away as tranquil, calm and serene as a summer evening to the land of the least, the home of the blessed, loved and honored by all who knew him. He died in the triumphs of a living faith:

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 Lord, give us such a faith as this,

 And then, whate’er may come,

 We’ll feel here a hallowed bliss

 Of an eternal home.                F.

 

SEEBAUGH, Edward Seebaugh

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 3 1879

 OBITUARY- DIED – May 21, 1879, EDWARD SEEBAUGH, son of H. and E. SEEBAUGH, of Lewisville, Ohio, aged 18 years 7 months and 4 days.

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 Fare thee well, thou lovely one,

 Lovely still but dear no more;

 Once his soul of truth is gone,

 Love’s sweet life is o’er.

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Thy words, whate’er their flattering spell,

 Could scarce have thus deceived;

But eyes that acted truth so well

We’re sure to be believed.

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Come, chase that starting tear away

Ere mine to meet it springs,

To night, at least be gay,

Whatever tomorrow brings.

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To gild our dark’ning life of Heaven,

But one bright hour allow;

Oh! Think that one bright hour is given

In all it’s splendor now.

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Let’s live it out, then sink in night,

Like waves that from the shore

One minute a veil, are touched with light,

Then lost forever more - F.L. W.

 

SHAFFER, Mrs. Julia Shaffer

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 16 1879

  Mrs. Julia Shaffer, wife of Michael Shaffer, of Barnesville, and sister of Auditor Atimson, of this place, died in the former place on the 12th last. Her remains were interred at Cameron, this county, on the 12th.

 

SHEPPARD, Andrew Sheppard

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 22 1879

 Andrew Sheppard, of Caldwell, Noble County, died on last Friday, form the effects of a blow inflicted on his right temple crushing the skull, by Uriah Frakes, one week previous, Sheppard had charge of a livery stable, and Frakes being drunk, was ordered of off it. A fight ensued in which that fatal blow was supposed to have been give as stated. As no witnesses were present, and Sheppard made no statement, the affair is wrapped in mystery. The verdict of the physicians who made a post mortem examination was that he had been struck by some hard implement- Frakes is under arrest for manslaughter

 

SHIELDS, General James Shields

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 10 1879

 SUDDEN DEATH OF GENERAL SHIELDS - Ottawa Iowa, June 2- General James Shields, 1st U.S. Senator from Missouri, died suddenly in this city, at 10:30 last evening. On Sabbath day, he had appeared in usual health; a hearty supper at 6 o’clock, wrote viral letter, but just before retiring complained of pain in the chest, and soon thereafter said to his niece that he was dying. In thirty minutes he expired, sitting in his chair and remaining conscious to the last. He lectured in this city on Wednesday evening .and had remained here visiting relatives. His remains leave here for his home in Carroton, MO, at 5 o’clock this evening.

 

SHOPE, Jonathan Shope

Spirit of Democracy, April 1 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 JOHNATHAN SHOPE - A former resident of Anioch, this county, died in Bellaire ten days since. His remains were interred at his old home in this county.

 

SIMPSON, James Simpson

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 5 1879

 DROWNED- Tuesday evening about six o’clock tow boys names James Simposn and Frank Rinker were amusing themselves on a small raft in the mouth of McMahans Creek. The current drifted the raft out into the river, the boys becoming alarmed jumped off the raft and attempted to get ashore. Rinker succeeded in getting out but Simpson, before aid could get to him, drowned. - He had on when drowned a light colored shirt, and brown jean pants. - Bellaire Tribune, 31st.

 

SIMPSON, James Simpson, 2nd Obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 12 1879

 The body of the boy, Simpson, who was drowned last week, was recovered last Friday at Baresville, about forty miles below this city.- Bellaire Leader, 8th inst.

 

SKINNER, Hiram Skinner

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 27 1879

 Hiram Skinner, Esq., a prominent lawyer of Cambridge, Ohio, died suddenly on Sunday, the 18th inst.

 

SLUTE, Mr. Daniel Slute

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 28 1879

Mr. Daniel Slute, near Senecaville, Guernsey County, was killed by a kick of a horse on the 14th.

 

SMALLEY, Mrs. Emily Smalley

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 25 1879

 A very distressing accident occurred near Lowell, Washington County, one day last week, by which Mrs. Emily Smalley, a widow lady lost her life. She had just received $ 1,000 pension money, her husband having been killed in the war, and after depositing $ 1,000 in the bank, carried the balance with her to release a debt upon property purchased, but faring robbery she bought a revolver before leaving town. Upon arriving home the weapon was laid on the table when a little ten year old son’s curiosity led to an examination during which one of the chambers was discharged the ball striking and passing through the mother’s heart, killing her instantly.

 

SMITH, Charles, Smith

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 5 1879

 Charles Smith Fatally Wounded - The following dispatch gives the particulars of a shooting affray at Rockport, Wood County, West, Va., In which CHARLES SMITH, a former resident of Washington Township, this county, came out second best.

 Parkersburg, July 27 - A fight occurred at Rockport, ten miles above this city, last evening, between Robert Amos and a man named Charles Smith. Amos shot at Smith seven times, one ball penetrating his side and coming out just above the hip on the opposite side. – Smith fell, and is supposed to be fatally wounded. Amos was taken by the officers and brought to this city about an hour ago. The cause of the trouble is not known.

 Smith was sent to the penitentiary from this county, several years since for shooting WILLIAM WHITE, of Washington Township. And not long since he was indicted for an assault with intent to kill for a murderous attack made upon Dr. Fogle, of Graysville, He was twice arrested for that offense, but managed, both times, without very much trouble, to escape form the persons who had him in custody. The latest intelligence from parties living at Rockport is to the effect that he is not expected to recover.

 

SMITH, Esq. Wm. Smith

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 3 1879

 We regret to chronicle the death of Esq. Wm. Smith, of Barnsville, which occurred on Saturday, the 17th ult, after a lingering illness.

 Deceased was for probably forty years a citizen of Barnsville, always taking an active interest in its growth and advancement.

 

SMITH, Minnie Smith

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 24 1879

 Died – Of diphtheria June 17th 1879, the oldest daughter of Lewis and Mary Smith, aged 3 years, 7 months and 7 days.  She was a lovely little girl filling her home with much joy and happiness, but there is a void never to be filled, one that reaches beyond the parental roof, a vacant chair; one that is missed around the family hearth stone. Alas, she has answered to the call of her savior, “suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.

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Dearest Minnie, how we miss thee,

Miss thy little prattling tongue,

Miss thee whom the morning cometh,

And the evening shade is gone.

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Dearest Minnie, thou wast lovely,

Gentle as the summer breeze,

Pleasant as the air of evening,

When it floats among the trees

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Peaceful be thy silent slumber,

Peaceful in the grave so low,

Thou no more wilt join our number,

Thou no more our songs shalt know

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Dearest Minnie, thou liest low and silent,

Thy heart is cold and still,

Thine eyes are shut forever,

And death has had his will. – J.W. Diehl

 

STEED, John Steed

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 11 1879

DIED – Sept., 23 1879, of typhoid fever, John Steed, son of James and Margaret Steed, in the 19th year of his age.

 

STEMPENT, Minnie Stempent

July 11; Minnie S., daughter of Jacob and Mary Stempent, of Center Township, aged 8 months and 8 days.

 

STONE, Captain Stone

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 26 1879

 Captain Stone planted a mahogany seed at Moundsville, W. Va., thirty-five years ago, and remarked that he would live until it grew into a tree big enough to provide material for his coffin. Wind blew the tree down last spring, and the Captain had a handsome coffin made of it. He died a few days ago, and was buried in the mahogany of his own planting.- Pittsburg Post.

 

STRICKLING, Perry Strickling

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, May 20 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 About one year ago Perry Strickling started from Franklin Township, in this county to locate in Arkansas. Since that time he has resided a short time in Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri, and on the first day of May returned to the residence of his brother, near Newport with his family. On the fourth day of May, he died with consumption. He was formerly a resident of Monroe County, and served three years in the 92d Ohio volunteers. He has resided in this county since he came home from the army. - Shelby County, Democrat, 9th inst.

 

THOMPSON, Robert Thompson

Spirit of Democracy, April 15 1879, Page 3 Column 3

 ROBERT THOMPSON, of St. Clairsville, aged 71 years, died on the 3d inst.

 

Thurston, Dr. David Thurston  - 2nd Obit

Spirit of Democracy, March 11 1879, Page 3 Column 2

 It was stated in a number of newspapers last week that Dr. David Thurston had been shot and killed at Harford, Licking County, by a man named Noble Patterson because of the alleged intimacy of Thurston with Patterson’s wife-

This report excited considerable interest here, for Thurston was formerly a resident of St. Clairsville and Deputy Sherriff Patrick Locliary. It turns out, however, that the reported tragedy never occurred and Dr. Thurston is still alive and well – St Clairsville Gazette, 6th inst.

 

THURSTON, Dr. David Thurston

Spirit of Democracy, March 4, 1879, Page 3 Column 4

MURDER IN LICKING COUNTY – Last Friday in the village of Hartford, Licking County, Doctor David Thurston was murdered by a man named Noble Patterson. It appears that Patterson has for a long time suspected a criminal intimacy between his wife and Dr. Thurston. On Friday evening seeing Thurston in front of his office, preparing to mount his horse, Patterson procured a shot gun and shot Thurston through the heart. Patterson was arrested and taken to Newark for safe keeping. Thuston is a former resident of St. Clairsville and has relatives in different parts of Belmont County. He served as Deputy Sheriff during the administration of Patrick Lochary, Esq. – Enterprise.

 

TILLMAN, George H. Tillman

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 25 1879

 George H. Tillman, of Summerfield, Noble County, son in law of Mr. Thomas Ford, of Woodsfield, died of Consumption on Thursday, the 20th.

 

TRAVIS, James Travis

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 14 1879

 Belmont County, Ohio – Belmont, October 9 – Two men near town, names James Powell and James Travis, while hunting Saturday, sat down to rest and play a game of cards. They quarreled, when Powell struck Travis three times over the head with a gun, and left him in an insensible condition. He was found the next morning, and died yesterday form his injuries. Powell was immediately put under arrest, and at a preliminary hearing was bound over to Court, and, on giving bail, was released. He was found hanging by the neck in his own stable this morning, dead.

 

TREMBLY, David Trembly

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 7 1879

 (From the Cincinnati Enquirer)- The Monroe County Murder

 Belmont, September 29 – Two men named King and Conley have been arrested for the murder of David Trembly, as reported in your paper, Wednesday. They were having a preliminary hearing at Beallsville on Saturday night, but owing to a mob of four to five hundred wishing to take them out of the hands of the law the officials were forced to postpone the hearing and place the accused under a strong guard, and further demonstrations of the mob it was decided to move the accused to Woodsfield to the County jail. They were moved in the night. It is rumored that they are followed by some sixty or seventy of the mob.

 That correspondent started out to tell a whole lot of lies and succeeded admirably. The prisoners waived an examination and were ordered to jail. There was no mob, the prisoners were brought here in broad daylight, the writer of this in company with the Prosecutor coming with them and they were not followed by 60 or 70 persons, or by any other number. The people of Monroe County are law-abiding, there are no lynching mobs within her borders but if there were they would be justified in using their ropes on such fools as the author of the above whenever an opportunity was presented.

 

TREMBLY, David Trembly- 2nd Obit

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 28, 1879

 Peter King, Jr., confined in jail charged with the murder of DAVID TREMBLY, of Sunsbury Township, on Tuesday, the 23d day of September, made a confession the night of Wednesday, the 23d, in which he stated the following particulars:

 He stated that he had determined a month before the day on which TREMBLE was murdered that he would kill him. That a short time before he met TREMBLY on the hill that leads to Sunfish creek near Harry Howells’ , determined to shoot him there, and after thinking a few moments concluded that he would not do it then.

 On Monday, the 22d of September, be again obtained consent of his mind to shoot TREMBLY, but decided a second time to defer that matter because TREMBLY happened to be on the road near his grandfathers.

 His statements relating to his actions on September 23d, are that he sat on the bank to the right of the road, between the forks of the road near SEALS’ and the coal bank where the deed was done, until he saw TREMBLY driving down the road. He then went down the bank to the road and walked in the same direction TREMBLY was traveling. He says he spoke to TREMBLY when he passed him, but that TREMBLY made no reply. He followed behind the wagon until it reached the coal bank, when he drew his revolver and fired at a distance of about twenty-five feet, the ball taking effect in TREMBLY’S head; as heretofore published in Tue Spirit.

 He further says that when the revolver cracked TREMBLY fell over and the horses stopped. He then climbed into the wagon, took the sack containing the silver, between $25 and $26 from the box fastened to the side of the wagon bed, and his pocket book and papers from his inside pocket.

 After rifling the body KING climbed the bank and fence at the lower side of the coal bank and went up the hill through the bushes and across an open field, corn field and piece of woods to a line fence, at the top of the hill toward Sunfish creek from his grandfathers, where he hid the pocket book and papers under two pieces of an old stump.

 After obtaining this information Ex-Sheriff Little and Deputy Sheriff Read, on Thursday morning last, went over to the place indicated by KING, and after securing their team, walked straight to the stump, overturned the pieces, and there lying upon the ground were the pocket book and papers of David Trembly, the murdered man, which are now in the possession of the Prosecuting Attorney.

 When asked by Ex-Sheriff Little if be was not troubled in his mind about the murder, KING replied, “No, I don’t care a damn about it.”

 King insists that he had no assistance in his work of murder and robbery, and that no one, except himself, knows anything about it. That he is a hardened villain, although only 22 years of age, there can be no doubt, but there is other evidence on the subject, not yet made public, that will lead to the punishment of all concerned.

 What promised at the onset to prove a troublesome matter is gradually being unraveled, and ere long the whole story will be known, together with all its devilish plotting, for “Murder will out”

 

TRUAX, Cyrena Truax

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, Oct 14 1879

 DIED – October 6th, 1879, of Consumption, Cyrena , wife of Henry Thuax, in the 47th year of her age. She leaves a husband and 7 children to mourn their irreparable loss. My loving wife, my bosom friend, the object of my love, in time no more I shall you see, but soon we’ll meet above. W.T.

 

UNKNOWN, child Unknown

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, April 15 1879, Page 3 Column 4

 A very remarkable death of a little child occurred in South Bellaire, yesterday morning. The facts are as follows: The father of the child, who is a glass blower by trade, but whose name we did not learn, returned home at 12:30 A.M. and found the little fellow very playful. He amused himself with the child for some time, playing with it, and after putting it in bed with its mother, he also retired. On awakening this morning the parents were horror- stricken by finding the little one dead – Bellaire Co Wheeling Register, 10th inst

 

VANFOSSEN, Henry Vanfossen

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, Dec 2 1879

 Henry Vanfossen of Kirkwood Township, aged 92 years, was found death in his bed at the residence of Benj. Huff, on the 16th. He was one of the early settlers of that township. – Belmont Chronicle, 27th.

 

VANTOSEN, Mr. Henry Vantosen

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 25 1879

 SUDDEN DEATH- Mr. Henry Vantosen, one of the early pioneers of Kirkwood Township, was found dead in his bed, at the residence of Benjamin Huff, on the morning of the 16th last. Supposed to have been a stroke of paralysis. He was ninety-two years of age. – Enterprise, 20th.

 

WAY, Edward Way

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 30 1879

  Edward Way, a prominent farmer and wool grower, of Noble County, died suddenly on the 19th.

 

WEAVER, Phillip Weaver

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 26 1879

 Friday evening last, two young men named Phillip Weaver and Edward Conner, were found dead in a barn some five miles north of Marietta. They had gone into the barn to escape a rain, and, while there, the barn was struck by lightning and both killed. Their hats were torn to pieces and their faces burned and discolored. They were aged sixteen and twenty-one years respectively. They had been dead about five hours before they were discovered. -  Noble Co., Republican, 21st. inst.

 

WEBER, Salomo Weber

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, June 3 1879

 DIED – May 11, 1879, of dropsy, Salomo, wife of CHARLES C. WEBER, of Summit Township, this county, aged 51 years 3 months and 19 days.

 She leaves 11 children and 4 grandchildren.

 The funeral was largely attended by many friends at the Middle Church. Preaching by Rev. Reller; Philippines, 1st chapter and 21st verse, - Lena Weber

 

WELSH, Leroy Welsh

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, August 26 1879

 Leroy Welsh died of typhoid fever at his home near Armstrong’s Mill, on Wednesday, the 20th.

 

WILLIAMSON, Maggie Williamson

Spirit of Democracy, March 25 1879, Page 3 Column 1

 MAGGIE WILLIAMSON, wife of Samuel Williamson, of Benton township died last week.

 

WILSON, Alonzo R. Wilson

Spirit of Democracy, February 25, 1879, Page 3 Column 3

ALONZO R. WILSON Shot and KILLED BY FRIEND WILLIAMS - In the town of Brownsville, this county on Friday, the 21st inst., FRIEND WILLIAMSON shot and instantly killed ALSONZO R. WILSON, of that place. The men were drinking and quarreling about a horse race, and had pulled off their coats to fight when WILLIAMSON fired, the bullet striking WILSON in the left breast, and then struck WILSON two or three times as he was falling, or after he had fallen. After the shooting WILLIAMSON ran off, but was captured before he got very far.

 An examination was held before GEORGE S. ALGEO, Esq., who committed the accused to jail in default of $3,000 bail.

 WILLAMSON is a single man; the deceased leaves a wife and three children.HICKNEY, Grant Hickney

Spirit of Democracy, March 4, 1879, Page 2 Column 5

(Cambridge Jeffersonian, 27th inst.)

BREAKING THROUGH ICE And Perishes in the Water.

 On Thursday evening, a boy about 10 years of age, names Grant Hickney who lived with his widowed mother in a dilapidated home near Senecaville went out as was his turn to look at his muskrat traps along Seneca Creek. The famile [sic] were ill off in the goods of this world and the brave little fellow devoted himself by every means in his power to help his mother along. His trapping brought in means to buy her many a little comfort which came blessed with the labors of a willing, though weak child. On this occasion his usual round through the bluster of the day had been made and he was returning home. And in crossing the creek whilst near the center of it, the ice gave away and he was plunged to the bottom. He struggled with the strength of a man and the desperation given by his danger, but the treacherous ice all about him gave away as he grasped it. His cries brought Mansel Millibone down upon one side of the creek and John Riggs upon the other. A rail was got out to the boy, but by this time he was unable from cold and exhaustion to sustain him self upon it. Each effort grew weaker until at last he sank, dead. This was about 5 o’clock in the evening. His body was not recovered until nearly 8 o’clock that night. He was a little hero. His struggle with fate in life, and fate in death, shows the pluck of brave manhood so unusual in one of his years.

 

WILSON, Dr. Josiah Wilson

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 2 1879

 Dr. Josiah Wilson, an old resident of Brownsville, this county, died on Tuesday, the 26th.

 

WINES, (  2 Children) Wines

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 29 1879

 The dwelling of the Wines family at Marinelle, W V., got a fire in the night and the lower part was all in flames before the three children had escaped from an upper room. The oldest, a boy, jumping from a window into a bed quilt held underneath. A younger lad, only 8 years old, was about to follow, but the mother saw that a three year old girl was not at the window. “ Run back and get Sis,” she cried. The boy returned to his room, but the fire cut him off, and his lifeless body was found with the little one’s clasped in his arms.

 

WISE, Mrs. Elizabeth Wise

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 18 1879

  Mrs. Elizabeth Wise, a resident of Summit Township, this county, died of Consumption on the 7th last.

 

WORSTELL, Mr. Worstell

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, July 15 1879

 Mr. Worstell, an old and respected citizen living about 4 miles form Stafford, died suddenly the morning of the fifth, of heart disease. He left the house Saturday morning as well as usual to get tobacco plants, in an hour or two some little children found him lying dead near the tobacco bed.

 He leaves quite a number of friends to mourn his loss.

 

WRIGHT, Child of Charles Wright

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, March 25 1879

 A little daughter of Mr. Charles Wright, who resides a short distance from this place on Sunfish Creek, was burned to death one day last week. Her clothes caught fire while her mother was away from the house, and when she returned found her child burned almost to a crisp.

 

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