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Caroline Frank (nee Brubach)
Source: Thursday, March 14, 1912 issue of the Spirit of Democracy, a Woodsfield newspaper:
Caroline Frank (nee Brubach) the subject of this sketch, was born in Rumbach, Bavaria Province in Germany, May 4th, 1830, and died near Miltonsburg, Monroe county, Ohio at 2:30 O'clock, Tuesday afternoon, February 27, 1912, being at the time of her death 81 years, 9 months and 23 days old.
She came to this country with her
parents at the age of 10 years and their place of settlement was in
Mrs. Frank was a woman in the true sense of the word, strictly honest, temperate and industrious, a kind and indulgent mother, and a good neighbor and useful citizen. She was one of those women whose honor and integrity of principle we could all copy after with profit.
It was known in the surrounding community that Mrs. Frank was sick for a long time and suffered untold agony but she never complained. Her sickness was a complication of diseases incident to her advanced age. The family and friends with aid of Dr. C. W. Keysor of Miltonsburg did all that loving hands could do but to no avail. At last the grim reaper death came and put his cold and icy hands on one that was so near and dear to us on February 29, 1912.
With short services at the house the remains were
The family has lost a kind and loving mother, the chruch one of its oldest members and the community one of its best citizens. Mrs. Frank leaves to mourn three sons, four daughters, three brothers, 47 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a host of friends but our loss is her eternal gain. May her soul rest in peace.
She had been in poor health for several months but no one thought her end so near until a few days previous to her departure when she was stricken very ill and continued to grow worse until God released her of her suffering and called her to her home of eternal happiness. Our once happy home is now robed to morning and we realize the sorrow of desolation that rest over us when such a dear one is called away but can only say, God's will be done. The loss of such a dear one shall never be forgotton by us but our only consolations is that mother is in heaven and we live for our God. We shall meet her in her eternal home never more to part.
When we think of her cheerful face
in this world of pain.
Then of heaven's abiding place
In the realm of gain,
Where no sorrow ever come,
That to be our home.
May we meet our dear mother
Never more to part.
In the name of the Frank family they take this method to thank one and all who in any way lent a helping hand during the sickness and death of our beloved mother. A FRIEND"
Source: Newspaper clipping, Monroe County Ohio, February 1912
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE--It is hard to part with dear friends here on earth, but we realize that there will be no separation in heaven, such was that of Cora Elizabeth, daughter of John and Anna Schneider, who was born in Monroe county, Ohio, Jan 11, 1895, and died Feb. 5, 1912, being at the time of her death 17 years and 25 days old. She leaves to mourn her loss a father, mother, two sisters, two brothers, and a host of friends. Cora was a member of the confirmation class at the Evangelical church where she attended regularly to learn the instructions of Christ, and to love our Master as we should, so that some time, sooner or later, she may be permitted to enter our heavenly home of love and rest, with our Savior ever more. Cora was loved by all who knew her, and always met her friends with a loving smile and a happy greeting. Yes, it is hard for us to part with one so young and beautiful. But we realize that the young must die as well as the aged. Again we realize that God has prepared a more beautiful home and if we, the friends of Cora, live the life that God would have us to live sooner or later, we will be permitted to clasp her hand in that beautiful home in heaven where we will never part and dwell with Cora forever. Now as the writer closes these solemn thoughts with a desire that father, mother, sisters and brothers will live such a life that they will meet with Cora and make an unbroken family around the throne of God. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. H. Overbeck, of the Woodsfield Evangelical church after which the remains were taken to the Neuhart cemetery and tenderly laid to rest.
Dear Cora, she has left us,
Left us, yes, for ever more,
But we hope to meet our loved one
On that bright and happy shore.
Dear Cora, oh, how we miss you,
More, yes more, than we can tell,
But we know you have gone to Jesus,
There forever more to dwell.
And when we're called to join you,
In that land where all is love,
Then, dear Cora, there'll be no parting
In that beautiful home above.
(Sentinel and Courier please copy.)
Fred Hoff [Source: newspaper clipping Issue: 1912]
an old and highly respected citizen of
Ludwig Matz, the subject of this sketch was born in Reinppalz, Balsen, province of Germany, (St. John=s Evangelical church records lists the birthplace as Oberschlettenbach, Rumbach, Bavaria) on October 19, 1831, and died near Lewisville, Monroe County, Ohio, Saturday evening, July 13, 1912, being at the time of his death 80 years, 8 months, and 24 days.
age of 14 years he united with the Evangelical church of which he lived a
faithful member until called home. He emigrated to
On April 23, 1858 Ludwig Matz and Christina Meckling were united in marriage. To this union were born 12 children, five sons and seven daughters namely, Philip W. and Christian A., Matz of Lewisville, Lewis E. Matz of Woodsfield, William F. Matz of Summit township, Monroe County, Ohio, Herman F. Matz who preceded him in death, January 6, 1906, Mrs. Amelia E. Matz Neuhart, of Summit township, Mrs. Elizabeth Matz Hines, of Lewisville, Mrs. Rachel Matz Christman of Summit township, Louisa Matz Leibfarth, Magdalena Matz Christman, Mary Matz Faber , and Elma Matz at home. Also 33 grandchildren, one great grandchild, together with a host of friends to mourn his departure. His death was due to a fall received while returning form a visit to his neighbor and other illness incident to old age. He was a farmer. His wife, Christina died February 18, 1900.
Mr. Matz was a kind and loving father, and by example and precept reared his children up righteously.
His Christian faith enabled him to bear patiently the many trying experiences that confronted him during his sojourn in our midst. He never gave up life=s struggle until God called him to his fold where suffering is no more.
funeral services were held Tuesday morning, July 16. Brief services were held
at the residence, after which the remains were conveyed to the
Source: Newspaper clipping, Monroe County Ohio, January 1912
Today she sleeps
beneath the sod and dew and her labors are over but she will live long in the
memory of her many acquaintances who survive her. Death again has
visited us and taken our former neighbor and friend from this world of life to
take her place in the silent chamber of the dead. Suddenly and
unexpectedly she was called to that home in the great beyond, where we may all
look, and gather consolation from our blessed Redeemer, that when our time
shall come there will be a glorious reunion in that happy home above where
sorrow and parting will be no more. Our earnest prayer is that we all may live
so that when our time is brought to a close that we may meet our loved ones in
that land where is no more sickness and sorrow, and where we all can enjoy each
other's presence through the boundless ages of a never ending eternity. The
subject of this sketch, Lucinda Walters, nee Jeffers, was born May 1, 1829 and
died Jan. 8, 1912, being at the time of her departure 82 years, 8 months and 7
days old. On Oct. 9 1856, she was married to Albert Walters. To this union were
born eight children, six of whom are living, the father and two children having
preceded her to the great beyond several years ago. At the age of fourteen she
realized that God was her Savious, and joined the M.
E. church at
Caroline Pfalzgraf nee Bintz
Source: Monroe County Death Records Woodsfield,
Caroline Bintz Pfalzgraf was born April 27, 1837, the daughter of George Jacob and Maria Elizabeth Kindelberger Bintz; died April 15, 1912; spouse Jacob Pfalzgraf
Earnest G. Christman
Source: St. John's Church records, Lewisville, Ohio
Earnest George CHRISTMAN was born August 3, 1911; son of Lewis Edward and Anna Kathryn CLAUS CHRISTMAN; died March 12, 1912; age 7 months; burial in St. John's Middle Church cemetery.
Once more Death has claimed a citizen and a member of the Grand Army, this time in the person of Samuel Latta of Moose Ridge, who died Saturday afternoon, June 8, 1912, aged 79 years and 6 days. He had not been well for some time, but was able to visit Woodsfield on Decoration Day although very feeble.
Samuel Latta was a pioneer farmer of this county, a member of the
Ever true friend, rest in peace.
Nancy J. Barker, wife of Noah Barker died at her home near New Matamoras, O.,
July 29, 1912, after a lingering illness of cancer of the stomach aged 61
years, 5 months, 18 days. She was united in marriage to Noah Barker Feb. 9,
1871. To this union were born five children, four girls and one boy all of whom
survive. Funeral services were conducted by A. A. Calvert, of
She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, five children, six grandchildren, four brothers, and one sister and a host of relatives and friends. She had been afflicted for a number of years, yet she bore all her sickness patiently never murmuring or complaining. Every thing that human hands could do was done for her by the family and the attending physician Dr. Martin but all to no avail. She was beyond human skill. Submitted by Karen Rouse
Martha Louise Hall nee Kinkade
Mrs. Chas. Hall
Louise Kinkade was born at Tourlon,
brothers are: Chas. Kinkade,
Dodge City, Kans.; Eben Kinkade,
Oklahoma City, Okla; Ben Kinkade,
Falls City, Texas; Ed Kinkade, Bloomfield, Iowa; Wm. Kinkade, Wyaconda, Mo.; and James
Kinkade, of Oklahoma.
The sisters are Mrs. Rachel Dixon,
funeral services were held at
The neighbors testified to the noble Christian character of the departed. She was converted when about 15 years of age, and united with the Christian Church of Kahoka, of which she remained a faithful member until her death.
The body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church. May God's blessing rest on the bereaved ones, and prepare them for the meeting in the better land.
Source: Prepared for the Kahoka, MO, newspapers by Rev. Guy V. Ferguson* and taken from OUR BOOK: OUR ANCESTORS, OURSELVES, AND OUR CHILDREN by Ben F. Dixon, 1932: page 51.
Lydia Dixon was born at
united in marriage to Leonard W. Shelton, June 7, 1909. After her marriage she made her home with her
Deceased is survived by her faithful husband, loving mother, and four brothers, Joseph L., Benjamin F., Jeans and Edgar; also two sisters, Mrs. E.W. Bales of Elmo, Mo., and Emma of Kahoka, Mo. These with multitudes of friends and acquaintances grieve her departure.
At the early age of thirteen she gave her life to Jesus; and from that day her Christian life cannot be questioned. During all her Christian life she was an active worker in the church, gladly doing what she could to make the world brighter and happier.
services were held for her in
Elizabeth Schumacher nee Meckling
Elizabeth Schumacher, a resident of
Lawrence Flannigan, residing at
**Submitter's Note: The July 7th burial is
an error. The death certificate gave a
September 8th, 1912 date of burial in
Hissom, Mrs. David
Spirit of Democracy,
Word was received here Saturday morning of the death of Mrs. David Hissom at Wittens.
Stukey, Parlia Ann
Spirit of Democracy,
In memory of our departed sister, Parlia Ann Stukey, beloved wife of Jacob Stukey.
It is with sadness and our eyes beclouded with tears that we write these words to the memory of one whom we loved so well.
Sister Parlia Ann Stukey (nee Williams) was born April 5, 1836, and passed into the great beyond January 11, 1912, having lived the earth life 75 years, 9 months and 6 days. She was married to Brother Jacob Stukey June 15, 1854, confessed her faith in Christ and was baptized by brother William Mechem in the year 1855, thus she became a member o of the Church of Christ and lived a consistent christian life and died a triumphant death. But she is not dead, but only sleeping. She is not lost, but only gone before. She has only gone out from the weary and pain racked body to be forever with the Lord. The church has lost a faithful member.
The last few years she was not able to attend the services
of the house of the Lord, but she was always interested in the work of the
church and loved to hear of others accepting the Christ whom she loved so well.
But we must say good bye for a short time until we shall meet again on the
banks of the
Many of us shall miss her as we look at the vacant chair in the home, but as we think of her cheerful disposition, sunny smiles and words of encouragement, we feel that her life has been a sweet benediction to us all.
Funeral Sunday afternoon from the
Suter, Mrs. Samuel M.
Spirit of Democracy,
The death of a well known woman occurred at 5 o’clock Thursday morning when Mrs. Samuel M. Suter succumbed to tuberculosis. She has been afflicted with the disease for some time, but had only been confined to her room for about a week. The deceased was a life long member of the Methodist church, being one of the most energetic and conscientious workers. She was a woman of many noble qualities that endeared her to a very wide circle of friends by whom she will be sadly missed.
She was aged 55 years. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church Sunday at 10 a.m. Mrs. Suter is survived by her husband, four sons, Roy, Karl, Harry and Albert, all of Sistersville, one sister Mrs. William Burkle Riverview, Ohio, and three brothers Rev. George Richardson of Pittsburgh and Melvin and Lore Richardson of Wellsburg, W.Va.
Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated February 29, 1912 (Sardis)
Thomas Shores, an aged and highly respected man of this community died Thursday. The funeral services were held Saturday morning and interment in Mt. Olive cemetery.
Smith, Maywood Kinney Smith* [See 2nd obituary below.]
Source: The Noble County [Ohio] Leader; Nov 27, 1912
One death and the narrow escape of the loss of life of another as the result of drinking what was supposed to be whiskey was an occurrence that happened at Summerfield last Friday evening. Maywood Smith, aged 30 years, and Gayle Rodecker, aged 19,the latter a graduate of Summerfield high school last spring, entered W.B. Calland’s stable, on Friday evening, and finding a bottle in which they supposed contained alcoholic drinks, but which in reality proved to be horse medicine in which was a large quantity of strychnine, drank of its contents. Each was at once seized with convulsions and Smith died in less than a half hour. Friends worked over young Rodecker for some time before he was relieved of all danger, and the next day he gave but small evidence of his near approach to death. Smith is survived by his wife and two small children. The funeral was held Sunday, followed by burial a Graysville, Monroe County.
[A second obituary is below.]
Kinney, Maywood Kinney* [Also see obituary above.]
Source: The Spirit of Democracy [Woodsfield, Ohio]; Nov. 28, 1912
Friday of last week Maywood Kinney and Mr. Rodecker of Summerfield entered the barn of William Oliver and on seeing a bottle containing what they thought was whiskey, drank a quantity of the mixture. Kinney died in a few minutes but Rodecker will recover. Kinney leaves a wife and two children, Rodecker was unmarried.
[A third obituary is below.]
Smith, Maywood Smith*
Source: The Republican Journal [Caldwell, Ohio]; 27 Nov 1912
Maywood Smith, aged 26, and Gale Rodecker, aged 18, drank the contents of a bottle of horse medicine that they found in William Callamd's [sic]** barn at Summerfield last Friday afternoon, and as a result, the former died in a short time after drinking it. They were butchering turkeys for C. W. Rodecker and had gone to the barn for more turkeys when they discovered the bottle. One of them picked it up, extracted the cork. The contents had an alcoholic odor and believing it to be whiskey, they both took a drink. On returning to the place where they were butchering both became violently ill and told their friends about drinking the contents of the bottle. After discovering it was poison a doctor was called and an effort made to save their lives by producing vomiting. It is supposed the Smith boy drank more than his companion for he died in a short time. Rodecker was given medicine to produce vomiting therefore saving his life. Smith is survived by a wife and two children. Rodecker graduated last year from the Summerfield high school.
**Submitter’s Note: This should be CALLAND.
Submitter's Note* Maywood Smith and Maywood Kinney are the same person.
Source: The Brown County [Indiana] Democrat; as REPRINTED on Aug. 26, 1932
"20 Yrs. Ago" (1912)
Mrs. Oma Taylor Voland, wife of Robert Voland passed away Wednesday.
Source: Item of Aug. 19, 1912
ONA VOLAND [OMA ON STONE]
Mrs. Ona* Voland, wife of Robert Voland, died at the home of her father-in-law, John Voland, on Greasy Creek. Her death resulted from convulsions following child birth. She was a daughter of Charles and Rebecca Taylor, two miles west of Nashville, and was 21 years of age.
*Submitter's Note: The census of 1910 also lists her as OMA in the household of her parents in Brown County, Indiana.
Source: The Wayne Co. [Illinois] Press; 22 Feb 1912
MRS. GEORGE E. SCHELL
On Tuesday evening, Feb. 6th, at 7 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Lydia Ann Schell, wife of George E. Schell, age 56 years, 10 months and 14 days, died.
Lydia Ann Greathouse was born in Wayne county, Ill., on March 22, 1855. Married to George E. Schell, Feb. 16, 1871, and to this union were born six children, R.C.Schell, Marked Tree, Ark.; J. C.Schell, Monroe, Ark.; Mrs. W. B. Alderson, Johnsonville, Ill.; C. D. Schell, Lepanto, Ark., Mrs. I. M. Goodin, Fisher, Ark.; and J. T. Schell of Xenia, Ill., who with her husband and a host of friends are left to mourn their loss. Early in life she joined the Methodist church and lived a consistent member of that church, until about fourteen years ago she joined the Latter Day Saints' church and was a faithful member of that church at her death and was reading her Bible a few minutes before she died.
For a number of years she was a great sufferer from heart disease, but was apparently in good health when the end came having been visiting that afternoon.
The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. I. A. Morris and J. H. Henson and in keeping with her request she was laid to rest in the Cisne cemetery on the farm where she has lived and reared the family.
J. C. Schell was the only non-resident who was unable to get here for the service.
Source: 22 Jul 1946
EDWARD C. FABER OF CENTRAL POINT DIES OF HEART ILL.
Central Point, July 22 -- Edward C. Faber, 67, long time merchant and resident of this community and progressive leader in civic affairs, passed away at his home here early this morning. Death resulted from a heart attack.
Mr. Faber came to Central Point from Iowa in 1909, establishing a grocery store here in 1910 with C.W. McDonald with whom he was associated until 1917. Continuing in this business until 1937, he expanded to include a grocery at Butte Falls, and for a number of years he had a store at Eagle Point. Turning the grocery interests over to his two sons in 1937, Faber opened a dry goods store in quarters adjoining the Faber market, Pine and Fourth streets, here. He sold out the dry goods business last fall and announced his retirement.
Born In Ohio
Born March 1, 1879 at Miltonsburg, O., Faber left home at an early age and went to Berea, O., where he attended Baldwin-Wallace college. He next taught school in Iowa and then opened a grocery at Hornick, Ia., which interest he disposed of to come to Oregon. On January 2, 1906, Faber was married to Elizabeth M. Schell who survives.
The deceased was greatly interested in community affairs, campaigning for 20 years to have Medford water piped to Central Point. He was a member of the local Masonic lodge and Federated church. Shortly before his death he joined the First Methodist Church in Medford.
On Recent Visit
Several weeks ago he returned from an extensive visit to Ohio and other states in the region.
Left to mourn in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jack Mitchell, San Francisco; two sons, Everett A. and Donald E. Faber, both of Central Point; a sister, Mrs. Lena Rogers, Steubenville, O.; a brother, Amiel Faber, Lewisville, O.; his stepmother, Mrs. Anna C. Faber, Kansas City, Kans., and two grandchildren, Donald and Patricia Faber, Central Point.
Funeral services are in charge of the Perl Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis Kirby officiating. Interment will be in Siskiyou Memorial park. Day and time of the service will be announced later.
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