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Monroe County Obituaries




Barker, Nancy J. Barker nee Stewart

Mrs. 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 Antioch, and she was laid to rest in the west Union Cemetery, Monroe, Co., O. She became a member of the church of Christ about the year 1867 and lived a consistent christian until death.

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


Christman, 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.


Faber, Edward C. Faber

Source:  22 Jul 1946


        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.


Flannigan, William Lawrence Flannigan

Source:  St. Paul's German Evangelical Protestant Church, as transcribed by Dr. Shirley A. Harmon, pub. 2005:  p 117

        William Lawrence Flannigan, residing at Woodsfield, Ohio was born near Fairview, Guernsey Co., Ohio, Aug 28  1827.  Mr. Flannigan was married twice.  His first marriage to Mary M. Boston in1849; she died Oct 20  1883.  On Sep 2  1887 he was married to Sarah Jane Nalley.  To the first union were born ten children.  He died on the 4th of Sep  1912 and was laid to rest by loving hand in the Oaklawn Cemetery on July 7.**  Rev. J.H. Overbeck conducted the services.  Text:  Ps. 70,1.  Mr. Flannigan joined with the church several months ago.  "May God's name be praised."                                J.H.0..

**Submitter's Note:  The dates given for his death and burial cannot be accurate.  However, the dates were double checked and are indeed written here as they appear in the book.  The death certificate gives the date of death as September 5th and the  burial as September 8th.


Frank, 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 Summit township, Monroe county.  Miss Caroline Brubach was confirmed in the old St. Peter's Evangelical church of near Miltonsburg at an early age and endeavored to live according to that faith until claimed by death.  On the 23rd day of August, 1851, Caroline Brubach and Oscar Frank were united in marriage and moved south to Lewisville and to this union were born ten children, 3 of whom preceded the mother to the great beyond and also the husband, Oscar Frank preceded her June 4, 1890.  Those living to mourn the departure of the soul are seven children, 3 boys and four girls, namely: August Frank of near Lewisville, Charlie F. Frank of Shadyside, Oscar J. Frank of Donora, Pa, Mrs. M. J. Young of Summit township, Mrs George Feiock of Tarantum, Pa., Mrs. E. E. Cronin of near Lewisville, and Miss Henrietta Frank who has made her home with her mother during her many years of suffering, and has been the comfort of the aged parent until the last hour.  She also leaves to mourn 47 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Charlie Brubach, Jacob Brubach and Henry Brubach and a host of friends.  "Blessed are they that die in the Lord."

       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 followed to Lewisville by a large concourse of relatives and friends and her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the chruch.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Overbeck of Woodsfield.  He took for his text John; 9th chapter, 51st verse, which reads:  "Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying he shall never see death."  The services were conducted in English and the church was crowded with eager listeners.  The sermon was very interesting.

       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"


Hall, Martha Louise Hall nee Kinkade

Source:  Clark County [MO] Courier; Feb. 29, 1912 from OUR BOOK: OUR ANCESTORS, OURSELVES, AND OUR CHILDREN by Ben F. Dixon, 1932: page 141.


                                                   Mrs. Chas. Hall

        Martha Louise Kinkade was born at Tourlon [sic--Toulon], Stark Co., Ill., Feb. 17, 1868.  She died at her home about 12 miles south of Kahoka, Feb. 25, 1912.  She was married to Chas. F. Hall, In December, 1886.  One son, Jesse, was born to this union.  The husband, son, and one grandchild, six brothers and four sisters are left to mourn, together with a host of other relatives and friends.

        The 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, Kahoka, Mo.; Mrs. James Wadmore, Neeper, Mo.; Mrs. Cynthia Messnier, Dodge City, Kans.; and Mrs. Kate Donnelly, San Francisco, Calif.

        The funeral services were held at Providence Church in Lewis County, Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 12:00, conducted by Rev. E. M. Houchens, of Kahoka.  The lesson was the 12th Romans, and the text Psalms 23:4.  Both of them were of her own choosing.  She had also selected the songs to be sung at her funeral.

        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.


Hissom, Mrs. David Hissom

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated January 25, 1912 (Sardis)

       Word was received here Saturday morning of the death of Mrs. David Hissom at Wittens.


Hoff, Fred Hoff [Source: newspaper clipping Issue:  1912]

    Fred Hoff an old and highly respected citizen of Monroe County died at the home of his son-in-law Philip Zerger, in Malaga Township, on Saturday evening, aged about 7- years. Mr. Hoff=s wife died about two years ago and later Mr. Hoff went to Stark County, Ohio to live with his son, F. W. Hoff. About two weeks ago he came back to Monroe County on a visit. He was not well when he arrived and continued to grow worse until death came. Mr. Hoff leaves to mourn his death one son and three daughters, besides other relatives and a large circle of friends. Mr. Hoff was a member of the Evangelical Church and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon and interment made in the Miltonsburg Evangelical cemetery, Miltonsburg, Ohio. 


Latta, Samuel Latta

Source: Monroe Courier, June 1912

      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 M.P. Church, a member of the GAR post of this place and an exemplary citizen. His wife preceded him to the better world several years ago. Four children and many friends are left. The funeral, in charge of Gen. W. P. Richardson Post, took place Monday and was largely attended. Rev. Eastlake preached the sermon. Interment in the Moose Ridge Cemetery.


Matz, Ludwig Matz 

[Source: The Monroe County Republican Issue:  Woodsfield, Ohio, Mon., July 29, 1912]

    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.

    At the age of 14 years he united with the Evangelical church of which he lived a faithful member until called home. He emigrated to America  with his parents, Jacob and Louise Walther Matz in 1855 and with the exception of a few years lived the remainder of his life in Monroe County.

    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.

    The funeral services were held Tuesday morning, July 16. Brief services were held at the residence, after which the remains were conveyed to the St. John=s Middle Church cemetery for burial. The funeral sermon was delivered in the Evangelical church by his pastor, the Reverend G. W. Krause. A large concourse  of friends attended.


Pfalzgraf, Caroline Pfalzgraf nee Bintz
Source: Monroe County Death Records Woodsfield, Ohio, April 15, 1912
    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


Schell, Lydia Ann Schell, nee Greathouse

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.


Schneider, Cora Elizabeth Schneider

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.

                            Cousin Estella.

(Sentinel and Courier please copy.)


Schumacher, Elizabeth Schumacher nee Meckling


           Mrs. Elizabeth Schumacher, a resident of Woodsfield, Ohio, was born in Germany seventy-eight years ago.  She came to America with her family in 1852.  Her maiden name was Elizabeth Meckling.  She was married twice, her first husband being Jacob Matz, who died in 1884.  Mrs. Schumacher married Mr. Philipp Schumacher Sr. in 1902 who died shortly afterwards.  She had no children.  She died of cancer of the stomach and other complications on the 17th day of Jun 1912, and was tenderly laid to rest in the old Woodsfield Cemetery on Jun 19.  Her pastor, Rev. J. H. Overbeck, conducted the services.  Text for sermon was Eph. 2, 4-9.  Grandmother Schumacher always proved herself to be a consistent churchmember and a faithful believer in her Redeemer and Savior.  "May she rest from her works."  J.H.O.


Shelton, Sarah Lydia Shelton nee Dixon

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.

         Sarah Lydia Dixon was born at Kahoka, Mo., October 17, 1887, and departed this life after a brief illness, in Mercy Hospital (Des Moines, Iowa) April 5, 1912.  Age 24 years, 5 months, 18 days.

        She was united in marriage to Leonard W. Shelton, June 7, 1909.  After her marriage she made her home with her husband in Des Moines, Iowa, where she resided at the time of her death.

        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.

        Brief services were held for her in Des Moines by her Pastor, Rev. Hastey, of the Ninth and Shaw Christian Church.  The final services were held in the Christian Church of Kahoka by Rev. Ferguson.*  The large auditoirum was filled with sympathetic friends, while the casket was hidden beneath the tribute of flowers, expressive of the love and esteem in which the deceased was held.  The remains were laid to rest in the Kahoka Cemetery.


Shores, Thomas Shores

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*  Maywood Smith and Maywood Kinney are the same person.

**Submitter’s Note: This should be CALLAND.


Stukey, Parlia Ann Stukey

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated February 15, 1912

       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 River of Life that flows by the throne of God. And while it means victory to her, it leaves a husband lonely and a grief stricken niece to bear the loss.

       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 Church of Christ at Beallsville conducted by the pastor, Brother Arthur Wake. The body was laid to rest in the beautiful village cemetery where so many of our loved ones sleep until God shall call them from that sleep to their “Sweet Rest in Heaven”


Suter, Mrs. Samuel M. Suter

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated February 29, 1912 (Sardis)

       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.


Voland, Oma Voland, nee Taylor

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


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.


Walters, Lucinda Walters (nee Jeffers)

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 Mt. Carrick. After moving to Wilding, W. Va., about thirty years ago, and there being no church of the above named, she united with the M. P. church, of which she remained a faithful member until she was called to her heavenly home above, where all is illuminated by Jesus love. Aunt Cinda, as she was commonly called, was a good woman, loved and respected by all who knew her. She  was a always ready to lend a helping hand to the poor and needy in time of affliction. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they shall see God. The children have our sincere sympathy in their sad bereavement and may they look forward to that blessed land where sad farewells never come and parting is no more. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Warren of the M. P. church of Wilding, W. Va., where her body was laid to await the resurrection.        H. J. Griffith.


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