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Monroe County Obituaries

1939

 

 

 

Ackerman, Mary Ackerman nee Niesz

          Mrs. Herman Ackerman, nee Mary Niesz, was born in Birmingham, now Pittsburg, Pa.; on June 11, 1843.

          At the age of three years, her parents moved to Monroe County, Ohio and located in Malaga township, where she resided until her death.

          In 1862 she was married to Herman Ackerman. This union was blessed with seven children: Anna Bintz, John Ackerman, and Henry Ackerman of Somerton; Mary Christman of Lewisville; Matilda Seebach of Limaville; Clara Christman of Calais, and Benjamin Ackerman of Donora, Pa.

          Anna preceded her in death on March 1, 1896. Her husband preceded her in death on February 27, 1919.

          Mrs. Ackerman died on June 22nd about 8:30 a.m. at the home of Mrs. Jacob Christman, at the age of 96 years and 11 days.

          She leaves to mourn her death, besides the children, the following: twenty-nine grandchildren, sixty-seven great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

          Funeral services were held on Sunday morning, June 25th, at Middle Church in charge of Rev. W. R. Walch. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Ambler, James Everett Ambler

Newsclipping, dated, 1939

          James Everett Ambler was born at Hannibal, Ohio, March 2, 1928, and from the full enjoyment of childhood’s merry hours, he was snatched from our midst in the evening of September 27, 1939.

          With a number of his close friends, who had gathered for a short time of activity, exercise, and fun, Jimmie was on roller skates holding on to a bicycle ridden by another boy, when a truck in passing struck him causing instant death.

          His passing is a terrible shock to his parents, to his schoolmates, his close friends, even to the whole community. They all greatly miss this boy with his genial, lively disposition and his friendly smile.

          Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Ambler, he leaves many relatives and a host of friends. The entire community extends its sympathy to the bereaved family.

          He was a member of the Hannibal church, the Sunday school, the Boy Scouts and took part in all the activities of the young people. “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”—Job 1-21                                           “My Jesus as thou wilt;

                                O, may thy will be mine:

                                Into thy hand of love

                                I would my all resign

                                Through sorrow or through joy,

                                Conduct me as thine own.

                                And help me still to say;

                                My Lord, thy will be done.”

 

Amos, Thomas Edgar Amos

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 21, 1939

          Thomas Edgar Amos, 74, outstanding citizen of Cambridge, died Tuesday morning at two o’clock, following a brief illness of heart trouble.

          Mr. Amos was for many years president and general manager of the Jeffersonian Company and later president of the Citizens Savings Bank Company.

          Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon.

 

Barnes, Grant Barnes

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 27, 1939

                               Barnesville Will Celebrate Aug. 1-3

                   Grant Barnes, Founder of Village To Be Reburied There

   With almost all of its 4,600 residents participating in the plans, this Belmont county village will celebrate Aug. 1, 2,  and 3, the 131st anniversary of its founding.      

    The ceremonies are to include the reburial here Thursday afternoon, Aug. 3, of the remains of James Barnes who founded the village in 1808. Mr. Barnes is now buried in Grantsville, Md. Memorial services will be held in the First Methodist Church here Thursday afternoon.

          The Barnesville Business Bureau has donated a bronze plaque to be placed

on the tombstone, which will be brought here from Grantsville. State Senator Ray Palmer will speak.

          A historical parade and pageant, in which 400 persons will participate, is scheduled here for Thursday night.

          Former residents of the dominantly Quaker community including L. J. Taber, master of the National Grange, and William Boyd, motion picture star, have been asked to revisit Barnesville for the ceremonies.

 

Beckett, Etta Beckett nee Smith

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 10, 1939

          Mrs. Etta Beckett, aged 43, succumbed Monday afternoon July 24th, at 3:00 o’clock at her home at Kiffinnee, Florida. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Smith of Proctor Route, W. Va., and resided there and at Pine Grove before removing to Florida. She was a member of the Christian Church at Pine Grove, W. Va.

          The body was brought to New Martinsville at 11:40 o’clock Friday morning and removed to the Wharton funeral home, where services were held Saturday afternoon, July 29th, at 2:00 o’clock, in charge of Rev. Allan Field, of New Cumberland, W. Va., but former pastor of the Christian Church at Pine Grove. Interment was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

          Mrs. Beckett is survived by her husband, Roscoe Beckett: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Smith, of Proctor R. F. D., and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. B. A. Herman of Akron; Henry E. Smith of Grafton; Mrs. Albert L. Berisford and Thos. Smith, both of Clarington; Mrs. Webster Allen, Silver Hill, W. Va.; Curtis Smith, of Eleanor, W. Va., Mrs. Floyd Young and Mrs. Chester Stansberry both of Moundsville, and Mrs. Fred Adams, of Silver Hill.          

 

Betts, George Harold Betts

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 22, 1940

          George Harold, son of Charles Franklin and Rosa E. Betts, was born near Calais, Ohio, on November 13, 1912, and departed this life November 2, 1939, at the Rocky Glen Sanatorium of McConnelsville, Ohio, being at the time of his death twenty six years, eleven months, and nineteen days of age.

          He leaves upon this earth to mourn his departure and cherish his memory, his father, mother, four brothers and four sisters, namely, Elbert Betts, of Lewisville; Mrs. Raymond Christman, of Bethesda; Clarence Betts, of McConnelsville; Mrs. Ermie Morris, of Woodsfield; Vearl, Sara, Junior, Mary Eva and one aged grandfather of the home, also a dear friend of near Lewisville and a host of relatives and friends.

           He was preceded in death by one brother, Woodrow, seventeen years ago.

          He spent his entire life in the Calais community with the exception of the last five months which he spent in the sanatorium.

          George will be sadly missed by his many relatives and friends but we

believe it was the will of God that he be called home at this time. He won his friends by his pleasing personality and his willingness to devote his time to bringing happiness to others. The last year of his life was filled with much suffering and pain which he bore in silence.

          Funeral services were held at the home, Sunday, November 5th , with Minister J. V. A. Traylor in charge. Burial in Calais cemetery.

                   Beneth our eyes you faded slowly

                   Growing day by day more frail,

                   Bearing sweetly all your sufferings

                   Without murmur, moan and wail.

 .

                   In the household many weep

                   That your race so soon be run,

                   But we should not mourn for you

                   And the Savior bade you come.

                   .

                   We loved you, yes we love you

                   But your Savior loved you more,

                   So the angels sweetly called you

                   To that sweet forevermore.

 .

                   The flowers we lay on your grave

                   Will wither and decay,

                   But the love we have for you

                   Shall never fade away.

 .

                   Peaceful be thy rest, dear George

                   It is sweet to breathe thy name;

                   In life we love you early

                   In death we do the same.

 

Bigler, Mary Bigler nee Fankhouser

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 10, 1939

          Mrs. Mary Bigler, 85, passed away Friday afternoon of last week at her home in the German Hill community west of Powhatan. She had been ill for the past four months. A resident of Monroe county her entire life, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Kocher Fankhouser.

Her husband, Charles Bigler and four sons preceded her in death.

          Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Bigler, nine grandchildren and a great-grandson.

          Brief services were held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the St. John’s Evangelical church, German Hill, in charge of the church pastor, Rev. Hilmer Grunwald. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

 

Brown, John “Dutch” Brown

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 21, 1939

          John “Dutch” Brown, aged 60, of Round Bottom, was instantly killed Tuesday morning [December 19, 1939] when his clothing caught in a belt of a sawmill. Brown’s arm was torn off, his neck broken, his legs and other arm broken and his body badly mangled.

          The accident occurred one mile out of Clarington on the Woodsfield and Clarington road where Brown and his brother operated a sawmill.

          The body was removed to the Rush funeral home in Clarington. The funeral will be held at Chapel Hill Methodist church near Round Bottom on Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

          Brown’s wife preceded him in death several years ago. He has no children.

 

Brubach, Marguerite Brubach (nee Matz)
Source: Newspaper clipping, August 1939
    Mrs. Marguerite Brubach, nee Matz, was born February 15, 1852, at Ober-Schlattersbach, Rhein - Pfaltz Byron, Germany, the daughter of Peter and Eva Matz. She died August 21, 1939, at the age of 87.
    She was baptized and confirmed in Germany. At the age of 17, she made the trip from Germany to this country alone, settling in Woodsfield, Ohio. She was united in marriage with Karl Brubach on January 30, 1873. In 1923, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Their union was blessed with two children: Henry Brubach and Mrs. Minnie Claus, of Lewisville. She was preceded in death by the son, Henry, who died the twelfth of September 1928; and her husband on the 21st of October 1933.
    She is mourned by her two sisters: Mrs. Mary Stauch and Mrs. Eva Hettig; by four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, besides many other relatives and friends.
    The funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Claus, and at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, (Middle Church) Wednesday afternoon, August 23. The interment was at St. John’s cemetery. Rev. William R. Walch officiated. 

 

Bunting, Lucetta Bunting nee Morris

Source: from the Florence Wilson scrapbooks at the Barnesville, Ohio, Library; July, 1939

        The death of Mrs. John W. Bunting highly esteemed Highland Ave. resident occurred at her home early Tuesday morning following an illness of several weeks.

        Lucetta Morris Bunting, a daughter of Thomas and Caroline Morris was born Feb. 11, 1872 in Monroe County where she lived in early life. She had been a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and was zealous in her belief. Besides her husband, she is survived by ten children; Wilburt Bunting in the home; Elmer, Roy, Lawrence and Thomas Bunting, Mrs. Rose Huntsman, Mrs. Hazel Carpenter, Mrs. Maggie McCort, Barnesville; Mrs. Angie Butler, Flushing; Mrs. Sylvia Pierce, Cleveland. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Miley Carpenter and Mrs. Dianne Morris, Calais; Mrs. Henry Ullom, Lewisville; Mrs. Garfield Drake, Olivett; John and Adolph Morris, Lewisville, Grover Morris, Lilly Chapel; Alva and Dory Morris, Fly.

        Funeral services Thursday afternoon in East Main Street Church of Christ at 2:30 conducted by Evangelist Johnson of Marietta. Burial will be made in Southern Cemetery in charge of Campbell Funeral directors.

 

Byers, Ulysses S. Byers

Newsclipping, dated, 1939

          Ulysses S. Byers, aged 74 years, passed away at his home on the Woodsfield-Graysville road about 9:00 o’clock Tuesday morning, April 11, 1939. He had been ill for the last few weeks.

          Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jane A. Christy Byers; one daughter, Mrs. George Crawford, of Columbus, and two sons, Roy C. Byers of the home who is Deputy Auditor of Monroe Co., and Alonzo A. Byers, principal of the Hannibal Rural High School. Many more distant relatives and scores of friends also survive.

          Mr. Byers was a life-long resident of the Graysville community, a good farmer, fine neighbor and friend. Friendly in disposition and hospitable in his home, he was respected by all who knew him. The bereaved family have universal sympathy in their hour of sorrow.

          Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in charge of Rev. W. A. Weddle. Short services at the home were followed by final rites at Conner Ridge M. E. Church and were largely attended. Beautiful floral tributes attested the sympathy of many friends of the family.

 

Carpenter, Henry Carpenter

Source: Noble County Leader,  Caldwell,  Ohio;  Thursday, 21 September 1939

        Funeral services for Henry Carpenter, aged seventy-four years, lifelong resident of Calais, were held Monday of last week in the Methodist Church and interment was made in the Calais Cemetery. Deceased was the son of Gillespie and Elizabeth Carpenter and his death occurred Saturday afternoon at the home of his son, Jacob, of Quaker City route. Four sons survive, in addition to a number of relatives.

 

Carpenter, Tony Carpenter

Source:  Noble County Leader, Caldwell, Ohio; Thursday, 28 December 1939

           Tony Carpenter, aged fifty years, World War veteran and a lifelong resident of Calais, died Saturday evening at University Hospital in Columbus, following a several weeks illness from tularemia (rabbit fever). The body was brought to the Brubach Funeral Home and prepared for burial and later removed to his late home. Funeral services were held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon in the Calais Methodist Church and interment was made in the Calais Cemetery. Surviving the deceased are his widow, formerly Hazel Taylor, two sons, Virgil and Berle, and a daughter, Irene, of the home, and one sister, Mrs. Della Buntin, of Calais.

 

Christman, Henry Christman

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy [Woodsfield, Ohio]; 2 Mar 1939

        Henry Christman, aged 79 years, passed away last Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Riemenschneider of Route 3, Woodsfield, where he had been making his home.  He was a farmer and was born at Woodsfield.

        Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Bauer, Wilson & Turner funeral home with Rev. William R. Walch, of Lewisville, in charge.  Interment was made in Oak Lawn cemetery.

 

Christman, William Thomas Christman

Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated January 30, 1939

William Thomas Christman, aged 66, passed away at his home  in south Woodsfield, Sunday morning. He had been ill since August. Mr. Christman was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Christman.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Smith Christman, two sons, Walter, of the home, and Arthur Christman, of Woodsfield, and several grandchildren. His daughter, Mrs. Pearl Sims, preceded him in death several months ago. One brother, Henry Christman, of Woodsfield, R. 3, and one sister, Mrs. Barbara Diehl, of Clinton, Missouri, also survive.

The body was brought to the Bauer, Willison & Turner Funeral Home and returned to the late home, Sunday evening.

Funeral services will be held at the late home, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with Rev. Harry bates, of Sugar Creek, Ohio, former pastor of the Woodsfield F. M. church, officiating. Burial will be made in OakLawn cemetery.

 

Cronin, Rosa A. Cronin nee Frank

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

          Mrs. Rosa A. Cronin, a resident of Woodsfield for the past twenty-five years, passed away suddenly Friday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock at St. Francis hospital, Cambridge, less than four hours after she was admitted for treatment.

          Mrs. Cornin [sic-Cronin] was born Nov. 9, 1868, in Noble county, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Caroline Frank. She resided in Wayne township until the time of her marriage to Mr. E. E. Cronin.

          Mr. and Mrs. Cronin, were married on October 2, 1897, and resided at Edwina until 1914, when they moved to Woodsfield.

          Mrs. Cronin had been a member of the Church of Christ for fifty years, having joined same at Richfork in 1889.

          Mrs. Cronin is survived by, in addition to her husband, her children, namely: Mrs. Stella Highman, of Wooster; Mrs. Blanche Craig, of Akron; Clark Cronin, of Woodsfield; Mrs. Lucetta Egger, of Stow; Mrs. Elsie Ward, of Toledo; Mrs.  Laura Decker, of Cleveland; Miss Edna Cronin and Mrs. Rosa Dugan, of Cleveland; three sisters and one brother also survive, namely; Mrs. Molly Young of Lewisville; Mrs. Hattie Menkel of Woodsfield; Mrs. Lena Veiock, of Tarentum, Pa.; and Charles Frank, of near Shadyside. Mrs. Cronin was the loving grandmother of Walter and Russell Highman, Elizabeth Craig, Helen and Dorothy Egger, Tommy Dugan, Helen Ward and the late Warren Cronin.

          Services were conducted by Rev. Fred Dennis, of Marietta, at the Church of Christ in Woodsfield, Monday afternoon at 2:00 ocdlock [sic-o’clock]. Interment followed in Oaklawn cemetery.

                                                Card of Thanks

We desire to thank all of our friends and neighbors for the many kindnesses shown us that the time of the death of our dear wife and mother, Mrs. Rosa Cronin. Your kindness and sympathy helped us more than you may know and we shall always be grateful.     E. E. CRONIN and FAMILY

 

Denbow, Louise Denbow, nee Neuhart

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio; July 1939

        Mrs. Louise Denbow, wife of Harry J. Denbow, passed away at her home on Paul street, Sunday evening, following an extended illness.

        She was a daughter of the late Phillip and Mary A. Schaub Neuhart and spent her entire life in Woodsfield.  She was a devout member of St. Paul's Evangelical & Reformed church and also a member of Senior Women's Union of that church.

        She is survived by her husband; three brothers, Charles Neuhart, of Woodsfield; William Neuhart, of the home; and Fritz Neuhart, of Donora, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.  A niece, Mrs. Edith Augustus of Chicago, Ill., has been caring for Mrs. Denbow for the past few months.

        Funeral services in charge of her pastor, Rev. Richard W. Jungfer, Jr., were held at the late home at 2:00 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon.  Entombment was made in the mausoleum in Oak Lawn cemetery.  Members of the Senior Women's Union of St. Paul’s church attended the services in a body.

        Mrs. Denbow was a member of a good family and though somewhat retiring in disposition, she won the respect of those who knew her well and her death is mourned by many friends in and near Woodsfield.

 

Ensinger, Lewis Edward Ensinger

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 10, 1939

          Lewis Edward Ensinger, of Hannibal, succumbed Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock at the Wetzel County hospital, at New Martinsville. He was born on April 21, 1885, in Monroe county, the son of the late Christian and Louise Mittendorf  Ensinger.

          The remains were removed to the Wharton funeral home at New Martinsville, pending the completion of arrangements.

          Burial will take place at the Zion Evangelical church cemetery, near Hannibal, with the church pastor Rev. E. H. Spindler in charge.

 

Forni, Emma Forni

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 20, 1939

          Mrs. Emma Forni, aged 74, succumbed at 2:15 o’clock Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oliver Wolfe of Powhatan, Ohio. She had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for three weeks.

          Deceased was born in Switzer township, Monroe county. She was the widow of Jacob Forni who died several years ago. Mrs. Forni was a member of St. John’s Evangelical church of German Ridge.

          Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. Wolfe of Powhatan, and four sons, Clarence Forni of Powhatan; Carl Forni of Beallsville; Lawrence Forni of Cleveland and Roy Forni of Wheeling; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild; also a sister, Mrs. Charles Bigler of Powhatan.

          The body was taken to the Gibson, Bauknecht, Mellott funeral home in Powhatan and later to the home of her daughter. Services will be held at 3 o’clock in St. John’s Evangelical church, in charge of Rev. Grunwald. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 

Freitag, Lois Eilene Freitag

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 14, 1939

LKP#5

          Lois Eilene Freitag, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Freitag, of Edgeworth, Pa., was born September 5, 1939, and departed from this life September 5, 1939 living only a few hours.

          She is survived by her father and mother, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Feritag, of Woodsfield, of Woodsfield, Rt. 3, and Mr. and Mrs. R. L. McCammon, of Woodsfield, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

          Lois Eilene didn’t stay with us but a few hours, when Jesus called her Home. He needed a little rose in heaven like Lois Eilene.

 

Givens, Ernest Givens, Jr.

Source:  OBITUARY  AT  FINDAGRAVE; Died May 17, 1939

       Ernest Givens, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Givens, 145 West Railroad street, stillborn Wednesday, was buried this afternoon in Wilson cemetery.

        The parents and one brother William Wesley survive.  Funeral directors, Criss Brothers.

 

Goodballet, Alice Ann Goodballet, nee Reed

Source:  The East Liverpool [Ohio] Review; Monday, June 26, 1939

Mrs. Alice Goodballet

        Mrs. Alice Ann Reed Goodballet, 57, wife of Conrad A. Goodballet and mother of Councilman Bert Goodballet, died in her home at 1019 Pennsylvania ave. today at 5:30 a.m.

        Mrs. Goodballet was born in East Liverpool, a daughter of David and Martha Aiken Reed, and spent her lifetime here.  She was a member of the Second Presbyterian church and also of class 14 of the Sunday school.      

        Besides her husband and son, Bert, she leaves another son, Morris* Goodballet at home; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Moore of East Liverpool, Miss Thelma Goodballet at home and Mrs. Wesley Armstrong of Wilmington, Del.; one brother, George Reed of Richmond, Calif; one sister, Mrs. Harry Bilner of New Brighton and five grandchildren.

        Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

*Submitter's Note:  This is usually seen spelled as MAURICE.

 

Gutberlet, Dean V. Gutberlet

Source:  The Marietta [Ohio] Times;  Dec 1939

                        Local  Motorcyclist  Dies  Instantly  Following  Crash

                                 Dean  Gutberlet Is Killed; Carl Cassidy Hurt

        Dean V. Gutberlet, 22, proprietor of Dean's Bicycle Shop, 207 Second Street, met instant death at 1:55 p.m. Monday, and Carl Cassidy, 30, of Reno, riding with him on a motorcycle which at high speed crashed into a pile of bricks just off of East Greene Street as the driver sought to negotiate a curve, is in Memorial Hospital with injuries which are expected to prove fatal.

        The accident occurred just beyond Holly Street where the road makes a sharp bend to the left close to the corporation line.  The motorcyclists were enroute east. Gutberlet was thrown high into a tree at the right of the road.  He hung there momentarily, then dropped to the ground.

        Hadley's ambulance was summoned.  Cassidy was taken to Memorial Hospital.  The body of Gutberlet was left in the ambulance for viewing by Dr. R.W. Riggs, county coroner.

                                                Police  Get  Report

        Police had previously received a report of a speeding motorcycle in the city's east end.  In a cruiser car, Patrolman Tom Sprague had gone out to intercept the driver.  As the cruiser car drove west on East Greene Street, it was passed by the motorcycle.  Sprague could not turn in the traffic.  He continued on west to Seventh Street.  Enroute back east on the thoroughfare, headquarters radioed the cruiser of the accident and the car arrived with the ambulance.

        It was at first reported that the motorcycle had struck the tree into which Gutberlet was thrown.  A witness said that a pile of bricks just off the pavement to the right of the curve was the impeding object.  Both men were catapulted a distance of 40 to 50 feet.  Cassidy is believed to have struck the tree in his flight through space.

                                                 Condition   Critical

        Cassidy's most serious injuries are a fractured skull, a compound fracture of the left leg above the knee and a fracture of the left arm.  He is married and has five children.

        Gutberlet was a motorcycle carrier for The Times Company on U.S. Route Number 50 and State Route 7, his itinerary including Gravel Bank, Constitution, Belpre, Rockland, Porterfield, Little Hocking, Torch and Coolville.

        A son of Deloss and Clara Strickler Gutberlet of Fifteen, the deceased was born at Moss Run on May 28, 1917, and had spent practically his entire lifetime in Washington County.  In recent months he had resided in an apartment connected with his place of business at 207 Second Street.

                                                   Relatives  Survive

        Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Imogene Cecelia Schneider Gutberlet, whom he married on March 6, 1937; his parents, four brothers and one sister.  The latter are Earl Gutberlet of Sitka, True Gutberlet, Larry Gutberlet, Clyde Gutberlet and Miss Margaret Gutberlet, all residing in the home at Fifteen.

        Funeral services will be held at the Moss Run Congregational Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. W. L. Braden officiating.  Burial will be in Moss Run cemetery.  The body will remain at Hadley's funeral home until the hour for the service.

 

Hart, Mrs. Fred Hart nee Lyons

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

          Mrs. Fred Hart, aged 29, died following a few hours illness early Wednesday morning at the family home on Stillhouse Run.

          The body was removed to the Rush funeral home where it remained until Friday morning when the remains were taken to New Martinsville  for funeral services and burial.

          She was a native of the New Martinsville community and is survived by her husband, two sons and her father, Mr. Lyons.

 

Herlan, John A. Herlan

Source: The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 27 April 1939

                             JOHN  A.  HERLAN  OF  SCHLEY  SUCCUMBS

        John A. Herlan, 71, well-known resident of the eastern section of Washington County, died at this home at Schley on Thursday at 11 a.m. following illness.

        Mr. Herlan was born in Monroe County and spent his early life there.  He was a farmer in the Schley neighborhood for years.  He was twice married.  His first wife, Mrs. Fannie Rogers Herlan, is deceased.  Son and daughter of this marriage are John O. Herlan of Marietta, oil operator, and Mrs. Cora Goddard of Schley.  He later married Martha Cummins* and she survives with the sons and daughters, Clyde Herlan of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Mrs. Bertha Bowersock of Rockland, Mrs. Carrie Binegar of Schley and Joseph Herlan of Newport.  There are several grandchildren.  Mr. Herlan was a member of the Church of God at  Archer's Fork.

 *Submitter's Note:  In other documents this is seen as CUMMINGS. Below is the funeral notice.

 

Herlan, John A. Herlan  2nd obit

Source: The Marietta [Ohio] Times; 30 Apr 1939

                                                  HERLAN FUNERAL

        Funeral services for John A. Herlan, 71, who died at his home at Schley on Thursday, will be held at the home on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  Interment will be made in Valley cemetery.  W.W. McClure is the funeral director.

 

Herlan, Maud May Herlan, nee Zeigler

Source: Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #037; Date: Jan 23 1939
Name: Herlan, Maud May
Notes: Herlan: Maud May, beloved wife of Elbert Earl, mother of Janet, daughter of Edith and the late Philip Zeigler, sister of Mrs. Cora Knight, Mrs. Stella Morgan, Floyd and Augusta Zeigler, sister in law of Mrs. Estella Farlay,* at residence, 4187 E. 146th st. Now at David I. Jones Funeral Home, Miles ave. at E. 95th st., where services will be held Monday, Jan. 23, at 1 p. m.

*Submitter’s Note: This should be spelled FARLEY.

 

Hesson, James William Hesson

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 10, 1939

          James William Hesson, 14-months old, of Powhatan died at noon Sunday in the Bellaire City hospital. He had been ill a week and in the hospital for three days.

          The child was born at Hannibal, and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James William Hesson, Sr., and his grandmother, Mrs. Emma Hesson, of Powhatan.

          Funeral services were held at 2:00 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Cole of the M. E. Church at Powhatan. Burial was made in the Powhatan cemetery.

 

Hilliard, Francis Edwin Hilliard

Source:  The Wayne County [Illinois] Press; 16 Mar 1939

FRANCIS  EDWIN  HILLIARD  DIES  IN  OLNEY  HOSPITAL

        Francis Edwin Hilliard, forty five, well-known resident west of Fairfield, passed away Saturday afternoon in the Olney hospital, where he was taken the day before in the Nale ambulance suffering with pneumonia.

        Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Monday afternoon in the Oak Valley church, near Geff, by Rev. John Samford.  Burial was in the Oak Valley cemetery.

        Mr. Hilliard was born August 22, 1894 in Geff.  He made his home on the south side of the state highway fifteen, near the Boyleston crossroads.

 

Hines, Robert Lee Hines

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 30, 1939

          Robert Lee Hines, three year old son of Alonzo Hines of Stafford, drowned last Saturday [March 25, 1939] in a spring three feet deep near his home.

          He had accompanied his older brother down to watch their grandfather, Lee Hines, plow. After staying there awhile they told him that they were going to the house. On the way to the house Robert said that he was going back to wait for his grandfather to come, so the older boy went on to the house. Some time later the grandfather came in alone and upon being asked where Robert was, said that he hadn’t seen him. After a short search they found the body of Robert in the spring.

          It is said that there might have been a chance to save the boy had the water in the spring been warmer.

          Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Creighton Ridge church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

          He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Hines, one brother and one sister. The sorrowing family have universal sympathy in their bereavement.

 

Jeffers, Margaret MAUDEna Christman Jeffers,  nee Montgomery

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio; January 1939

DEATH  OF  MRS.  JEFFRIES*

        Mrs. Maude Jefftries,* widow of James Jeffries,* highly respected resident of Maple avenue, passed away about 7 o'clock this Thursday morning.  She had been in her usual good health but suffered a heart attack this morning resulting in her death.

        She is survived by the following children:  Mrs. R. H. Masters, Paul and Ronald Christman of Louisville, Ky.  Many other relatives and scores of friends are grieved by her death.

        At this time no funeral arrangements have been made.

        A more detailed obituary notice will be given in a later issue of this paper.

*Submitter’s Note: On the 1930 census of Center Twp., Monroe Co., Ohio, and on James’ death certificate his last name is spelled as JEFFERS and his widow listed there as MAUDE JEFFERS.  On Maude's death certificate the last name is also spelled JEFFERS.

 

Kahrig, Carrie Kahrig nee Kirsch

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 5, 1939

LKP#7

          Mrs. Carrie Kahrig, 76, widow of Henry Kahrig, died Saturday afternoon at 5:00 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Foster Hayes, at Toronto, following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Cambridge for many years before going to live with her daughter last fall.

          She was born in Monroe County, October 17, 1863. She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, Woodsfield.

Her husband died January 4, 1934.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Foster Hayes at whose home she died and Mrs. John Cosby, of Cambridge; one daughter is deceased. Also surviving are one brother, Charles Kirsch, of Canton; one sister, Mrs. Vance Shell, of Quaker City; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the home of Mrs. John Cosby in Cambridge. Rev. A. M. Hines, Pastor of the Cambridge Luthern Church, officiated. Burial was made in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, Ohio.

 

Kahrig, Raymond Albert Kahrig

LKP#1

          Raymond A. Kahrig, son of Alfred and Gertrude Kahrig. Born July 7, 1936, in Malaga Township and departed this life at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Apr. 30, 1939, at the age of 2 years, 9 mo. and 23 days. His death was caused by short illness of flu. He was baptized on Aug.[sic-Apr.] 30, 1936.

          Short funeral services were held Tues. afternoon on May 2, at 1 o’clock at the home, with final services at St. John’s Evang. And Ref. Church, Summit Twp., Monroe Co., Ohio in charge was Rev. Wm. R. Walch of Lewisville. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

 

Kahrig, Raymond Albert Kahrig  2nd obit

LKP#7

          The angel of death has again visited our home and called another sweet and beautiful life from our midst, it being the life of Raymond Albert, little son of Alfred and Gertrude Kahrig.

          Raymond was born July 7, 1936 in Malaga township and departed this life at 7:30 p.m. Sunday April 30, 1939 at the age of two years, nine months and 23 days. His death was caused by short illness of flu.

          He was baptized on August 30, 1936.

          Left to mourn are his father and mother, two brothers; Marion, aged six years, Lewis, 14 months and Lena, aged four years

          He was preceded in death by a sister, who died in infancy five years ago.

          He also leaves his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Christman and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kahrig and great grandfather, George Pfalzgraf. Several aunts and uncles and a large number of cousins besides many friends.

          Raymond was a lovely child and was loved by everyone who knew him. He had a smile for everyone. All was done that loving hands and medical skill could do to save him, yet he was taken away leaving a vacant place that never can be filled. His passing so early in life is greatly mourned by relatives and all who knew him.

          Short funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, May 2nd at 1:00 o’clock at the home with final services at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, Summit Township in charge of Rev. William R. Walch of Lewisville. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

                   No one knows how much we miss him;

                   Only those who’ve lost can tell

                   Of the grief that’s borne in silence,

                   For the one we loved so well.

 .

                   We shall now be sad and lonely,

                   Since thy voice we hear no more;

                   But again we hope to meet thee

                   On that bright, eternal shore.

 .

Card of Thanks—We take this method of thanking our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us in any way during the illness and at the time of the death of our darling Raymond. Especially do we thank Rev. William R. Walch for his kind words of sympathy and the choir of the church, also those who sent beautiful flowers. This kindness will never be forgotten.

 

Kinkade, Alonzo Vinton Kinkade

Source:  newspaper article; 1 Mar 1939

ALONZO V.  KINKADE  VICTIM  OF  SUICIDE  AT  PERRYTON  FARM

        FRAZEYBURG, O.,  March 1–*

        The victim of a self-inflicted shotgun wound in the chest, Alonzo Vinton Kinkade, 54-year-old oil field worker, was found dead this afternoon* at his home on a small farm just east of Perryton, in Licking county.

        The body was discovered by a neighbor, Frank Hoover, who notified Coronor G.W. Sapp and the sheriff's office.  Following investigation in conjunction with a sheriff's deputy, Dr. Sapp returned a verdict of suicide.  Thought to have occurred some time Monday, the act was said by neighbors to have been the result of despondency caused by ill health.

        Kinkade's widow, Mrs. Mary Kinkade, was away from the home on a visit at the time of his death, and the suicide victim was living by himself.

        In addition to the widow, he is survived by five children, Virgil Kinkade, Mt. Vernon, Rt. 3; Mrs. Freda McCall, and Hildreth and Lewis Kinkaid,** Breckenridge, Mich., and Mrs. Margaret McGee, Erie, Pa.; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Kinkade, Greysville,*** Monroe county; two brothers, Arley of Greysville*** and Earl Kinkade of Bremen; and three sisters, Mrs. Florence Hines, Summerfield; Mrs. Nellie Finish,**** Rushville, and Mrs. Pearl Morris, Greysville.***

        Kinkade was a member of the Masonic lodge at Bremen.

        Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Baughman funeral home in Frazeysburg.  Burial will be made in Hanover cemetery.

Submitter's Notes: 

        * The "March 1--"on the first line of this obituary is confusing.  It seems to indicate that the death was March 1st, but his death certificate gives the death as February 17.

        ** The rest of the family spells the name as KINKADE so either this is a typo or Lewis changed the spelling of his name to KINKAID.

        ***This is usually spelled Graysville so this was probably not written by the Monroe County newspaper.  I only have the xeroxed article, not the name of the paper.

        **** Nellie FINISH should be Nellie SINIFT.

 

Kinkade, Maud Kinkade, nee Calton

Source:  obituary book from Lebanon/Laclede Co., Missouri, library, p. 120; LCR - 24 Feb 1939

        Funeral services for Mrs. Joe Kinkade, 55, of near Phillipsburg were held Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Bilderback cemetery.  Mrs. Kinkade is survived by her husband.

 

Massie, George Ernest Massie

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 27, 1939

          Mrs. J. W. Robbins, of near Summerfield, has received word that her nephew, George Ernest Massie, aged 46 years, of 389 Thompson street, Marion, Ohio, was instantly killed shortly after 5:00 o’clock on morning of July 20th. He was struck by a train at the Oak street crossing of the Erie Railroad company for the past twenty one years.

Mr. Massie was born at Ethel, Monroe county, the son of the late John Wesley and Cornelia Spence Massie, both natives of Ohio.

          On January 2, 1918, he was married at Urbana, Ohio, to Zella McCullock, of North Lewisburg. She survives with five sons and three daughters, Lucius, Ernest, Fred, Robert, John, Mary, Lucy, all of the home. A sister, Mrs. Mary Coulter, of Dresden, Ohio, and a brother, Joe H.Massie, of Miami, Florida, and scores of friends also mourn his departure. He was a member of the M. E. Church at Summerfield.

          Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 o’clock on Saturday afternoon at the M. H. Gunder & Sons funeral home on West Center street, Marion, and burial was made at the Forest Glen Memorial Park at Dayton, Ohio.

 

McComas, Milton M. McComas

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 8, 1939

          Milton McComas, aged 79, retired railroad engineer, and prominent Woodsfield citizen, died Wednesday afternoon at his home on S. Paul street at 3:00 o’clock. His death following an illness of several months during which time he made a gallant fight for health, that showed a vitality and spirit becoming a man much younger than three-score and nineteen.

          For many years Mr. Mc Comas was an engineer on the O. R. & W. Railroad and practically all of his adult life was prominently associated with the I. O. O. F. Lodge. Last year he was awarded the 50-years service emblem of that order in a special meeting attended by Grand Lodge officials. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.

          When the present high school building was built, he was a member of the Board of Education. Strong in character and firm in conviction he was a splendid citizen, neighbor and friend.

          The body will remain at his home until Friday morning when it will be removed to the Galbraith Funeral Home where services will be conducted by his pastor, Rev. A. R. Brown, at 2:00 o’clock after which interment will be made in Oaklawn cemetery.

          Besides his widow, Mr. McComas is survived by one daughter, Miss Lorena and son John, of the home and another son, Edward McComas of Fairmont, W. Va. [Milton McComas died February 8, 1939.]

 

Meade, Vernon Ray Meade

Source:  The Grand Junction [Colorado] Daily Sentinel; 2 Jan 1939

        Graveside services were held in the Orchard Mesa cemetery at 1 o'clock this afternoon for the month-old baby, Vernon Ray Meade, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Meade of Orchard Mesa.  The baby died yesterday morning at the home of his parents, a brother and sister survive.  Martin's Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Mendenhall, Daniel F. Mendenhall

Source:  Marietta [Ohio] Times; 19 June 1939

                                                 MENDENHALL RITES

        Funeral services for Daniel F. Mendenhall, who died at his home at Eight Mile on Saturday, were held at the Pine Ridge Church Monday afternoon and interment was made in Newport cemetery.

 

Moore, Quentin Moore

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 26, 1939

          Belmont county authorities yesterday investigated the shotgun death of Quentin Moore, of South Chestnut street, that city. His body was found at 10:10 o’clock Sunday night [October 22, 1939] on the Baltimore & Ohio tracks about 200 feet from Pike street. Coroner Clyde Hardesty entered a verdict of suicide.

          The body was discovered by two young men, who were walking in the tracks. They notified police, who in turn called the coroner. He had been dead about two hours when found.

          When discovered the body was face down in the center of the tracks. The shotgun charge had passed through the body, entering it near the left breast.

          It was found that Mr. Moore had borrowed the shotgun from a friend.

          The Moores came here from Beallsville a few months ago, and besides his wife and two small children, lived with his parents. He was about 22 years of age.

          Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the late home conducted by Rev. W. A. Weddle of Woodsfield and burial was made in Crestview Memorial Park in Barnesville.

 

Murphy, Charles Murphy

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

          Charles Murphy, aged about 70, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Jerusalem following a four weeks illness.

          Surviving are his wife; one son, William Murphy, of Jerusalem; three daughters, Miss Minerva Murphy, of Wheeling; Mrs. Dora Swallow, of Jerusalem, and Miss Alice Murphy of Wheeling, and one brother, Sam Murphy, of Belmont.

          Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, at 2:00 o’clock at the late home with J. V. A. Traylor of Woodsfield officiating. Burial was made in Bush cemetery near Malaga.

 

Neuhart, Fred Neuhart

Source:  The Zanesville [Ohio] Signal; Thursday Evening, September 21, 1939 Fred Neuhart Dies in Pennsylvania

         Woodsfield--Word has been received by local relatives and friends of the death of Fred Neuhart, which occurred Monday [Sept. 18, 1939] at the home in Donora, Pa.

         Surviving are one daughter, Catherine, of the home; one son George of Miami, Fla., and five grandchildren. A number of more distant relatives reside in and around Woodsfield.

         Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning in Donora. Burial will be at that place.

 

Paulus, Katherine Jane Paulus nee Latta

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

          Mrs. Katherine Jane Latta Paulus, aged 68 years and wife of J. A. Paulus of Moose Ridge on Woodsfield, Route 3, passed away at her home Sunday evening. She had suffered a paralytic stroke on Saturday afternoon from which she failed

to rally. Her death came as a severe shock to her family and scores of friends.

          She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Ida Christman near Woodsfield; Asher Paulus of Woodsfield; Mrs. Ethel Christman of near Woodsfield; Herbert Paulus of Lakewood; Francis and Chester Paulus of Moose Ridge; Miss Edna Paulus of the home and John Paulus, Woodsfield.

          Short funeral services were held at the late home at 1:00 o’clock Tuesday afternoon followed by final rites at St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in charge of her pastor Rev. Richard W. Jungfer, Jr. Burial was made in the Oak Lawn cemetery.

          Mr. and Mrs. Paulus maintained a fine country home life, industrious and thrifty, yet hospitable, kind and generous in relations with friends and with neighbors. Both father and mother lived to realize the glory of age, that of seeing their children out in the world making good.

          While the death of the wife and mother came with crushing suddenness, those near and dear to her realize that everything humanly possible was done in a vain attempt to restore her usual good health. Even in the deepest sorrow, those who love her for the good woman she was, are sustained by the priceless heritage of many tender memories, mutual in their enjoyment and everything in their influence.

 

Piatt, Chester Piatt

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

                                                IN MEMORIAM

          In sadly loving memory of Chester Piatt, who departed this life 11 years ago, July 22nd:

                   We’ll catch the broken thread again

                   And finish what we here began.

                   Heaven will the mysteries explain

                   And then, oh, then, we’ll understand.

 .

                   Why what we long for most of all,

Eludes so oft our eager hand—

Why hopes are crushed and casties fail:

Up there, some time, we’ll understand.

 .

God knoweth the way, He holds the key,

He guides us with unerring hand;

Some time, with tearless eyes we’ll see—

Yes, there, up there, we’ll understand.           E. M. P.

 

Pollock, Mrs. Frank Pollock

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

          Mrs. Frank Pollock, aged 69 years, passed away at her home on Sycamore street about nine o’clock Wednesday evening. She had been in failing health for some time, but her death was unexpected and came as a severe shock to her family and scores of friends. She had been as well as usual and death was due to a heart attack.

          She is survived by two son, Supt. F. L. Pollock of Woodsfield, and J. P. Pollock of Euclid, Ohio. Many more distant relatives also mourn her departure. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.

          Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock_____ (missing section of obituary)

          ______Mr. Pollock being employed in the oil field. In the intervening years, they became indentified [sic-identified] with the life of the town and community and were honored and respected by all who knew them.

          Mrs. Pollock was kindly in disposition, and as a loving wife and mother her interests centered largely in her home and family, where they and her many friends knew her best for the fine Christian woman she was.

 

Poole, John C. Poole

Source:  The Salem [Ohio] News; 7 Apr 1939

        John C. Poole, 89, former Lisbon resident, died at 6:30 a.m. today at the home of Mrs. John Hinchliffe,* 1383 E. State st., where he made his home.

        Born Feb. 28, 1850 at Woodsfield, Pa.,** he worked for many years as a tool maker in the steel mills at Pittsburgh.  He moved to a farm near Lisbon in 1912 and had made his home with the Hinchcliffes* since his wife died 25 years ago.  Mr. and Mrs. Hinchliffe* moved to Salem a year ago, the former passing away two months ago.

        Mr. Poole's only survivor is a nephew, Hartford Christy of Woodsfield.

        The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Eels funeral home in Lisbon, with Rev. C.W. Kennedy, Methodist minister, officiating.  Burial will be in a Pittsburgh cemetery Monday morning.

Submitter's Notes: 

        * This name was spelled differently at various spots in this article.

        ** The “Woodsfield” where John Poole was born was the Woodsfield  in Monroe County, Ohio, not Pennsylvania.  The information for this obituary was probably given by Mrs. Hinchliffe who was the informant on his death certificate.  The location of John Poole’s  birth on the death certificate is also listed as “Woodsfield, Pa.”

 

Prince, Mary Prince nee Kaufman

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 21, 1939

          Mrs. J. W. Prince, aged 42 years, of Naples, Fla., the former Miss Mary Kaufman of the Morton community on Sardis Route 2, was instantly killed in an automobile accident in Naples, last Sunday night [December 17, 1939], according to word received by relatives in Clarington. Two of Mrs. Prince’s children were also seriously injured.

          Mrs. Prince is survived by her husband and four children. A number of other relatives in Monroe county, including two sisters, Mrs. Chris Spring and Miss Rose Kaufman of Clarington. Miss Kaufman left Sunday night for Naples to attend the funeral services which were held this Wednesday afternoon. Burial was made in that city.

          Details of the accident have not been learned.

 

Riemenschneider, Anna Catharine Riemenschneider nee Claus

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 10, 1939

          Mrs. Nicholaus Riemenschneider nee Anna Catharine Claus, was born October 9th, 1857, at Herlefeld, Hesse Nassau, Germany. She died August 6th, 1939, at the age of 81 years.

          She was baptized October 18, 1857, coming to Miltonsburg, Monroe county, on July 7, 1880.

          On May 24, 1881, she was united in marriage to Nicholaus Riemenschneider. This union was blessed with six children: Nicholaus, William, Benjamin, John, Mrs. Everett Claus and Mrs. William Friday of Greenwich, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband July 2, 1930, and one son, Benjamin on February 1, 1914.

          She is also survived by seven grandchildren and her death is mourned by many more distant relatives and scores of friends.

          Short funeral services were held at the late home at one o’clock Tuesday afternoon followed by final rites at the St. Peter’s Evangelical & Reformed Church in charge of her pastor, Rev. William R. Walch. Interment was made in Miltonsburg cemetery.

                                                AUNT ANNIE

                   Her ways were ways of simple grace—

                   A kindly thought, a smile;

                   The country’s peace shone in her face,

                   Though many a weary mile

                   Between her kitchen, barn, and field,

                   She tramped in sun and rain;

                   The flower garden, where she kneeled,

                   Will bloom and bloom again.

 .

                   She loved the land, and had no thought

                   For lesser world affairs;

                   The spring and harvest lessons taught

                   A faith in One who cares.

                   And now she leaves the path she trod—

                   It slips into the past;

                   While her two sisters wait with God,

                   To take her Home at last.

                             A grandniece, Dorothy C. Ries

                                                Card of Thanks

          We desire to express our sincere appreciation to our many neighbors and friends for their kind deeds and expressions of sympathy during the illness and at the time of the death of our dear mother. We also thank the singers, those who sent flowers, Rev. Walch for his consoling words and all who helped in any way.

                                                                   THE CHILDREN

 

Rosenlieb, Theresa Rosenlieb nee Aherns

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

          Mrs. Theresa Aherns Rosenlieb, widow of George Rosenlieb, of Bloomfield, Ohio, was born June 23rd, 1864, and departed this life on Wednesday evening, July 12th, at 8:00 o’clock at the age of 75 years, and 19 days.

          Although she had not been feeling well for quite a while she was only under a doctor’s care for the last three months.

          She was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Aherns, natives of Germany, and was born at Trail Run, Ohio. She spent her entire life in Monroe County with the exception of the past ten years at which time she resided at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. D. Carson, of Bloomfield.

          She was united in marriage to George Rosenlieb on March 8, 1888. To this union three children were born, one daughter, Mrs. S. D. Carson, of Bloomfield, and two sons, Henry, who died November 25th, 1893, in infancy, and George F. who died October 16, 1929, also her husband who preceded her in death on July 27, 1927.

          Those who mourn her departure are her daughter, Mrs. S. D. Carson, four granddaughters, Viola and Freda Carson, Bloomfield, Virginia and Norma Rosenlieb, of Antioch; one sister Mrs. Louisa Reight, of Trail Run, together with a number of relatives, and a host of friends.

          She was a friend to all who knew her and will be sadly missed not only in the home but by the entire community. She was not only grandma to her granddaughters but to all her friends who knew her.

          Three sisters, Mrs. Mary Ludolph, Mrs. Elizabeth Thiele, and Mrs. Libbie Minger, two brothers, Jacob and Chris Aherns, also one granddaughter, Elsie, preceded her in death.

          She was a member of Trail Run Evangelical and Reformed Church and was always faithful to her church duties when health permitted.

          Funeral services were held at 2:00 o’clock on Sunday afternoon, July 16, at the home of her daughter in charge of Rev. Clarence A. Hubbard of Lansing, Ohio, and Rev. O. M. Davidson of Rinard Mills, Ohio. Burial was made in Oaklawn cemetery at Woodsfield.

          Card of Thanks—We wish to express our sincere thanks to our relatives, friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness and sympathy shown us in our recent illness and bereavement, the death of our mother and grandmother, Mrs. George Rosenlieb. We especially wish to thank Rev. Clarence Hubbard, Rev. O. M. Davidson for their comforting words,  Mr. Robert Cunningham for his kind services, those who sent the beautiful flowers, the flower girls, the singers, those who loaned their cars, the pallbearers and all who assisted in any way. Their kindness shall never be forgotten.—MR. AND MRS. S. D. CARSON AND VIDA AND FREDA CARSON

 

Rufener, Fred Rufener

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

          Fred Rufener, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rufener, was born near Sardis, Ohio, on May 13, 1888, and died Wednesday, July 5, 1939, aged 51 years, 1 month and 22 days.

          He was united in marriage to Clara Ellen Grant, August 20, 1919, and to this union was born one child, Mary, of the home.

          He was confirmed in the German Evangelical Salem church on June 7, 1908.

          Mr. Rufener was a splendid citizen, a good neighbor, a kind father and a devoted husband. He was always ready to help others.

          He leaves to mourn besides his wife and daughter, his mother; three sisters; Mrs. Ida Shook, of Dover, Ohio; Mrs. Elizabeth Carillon of Akron; Miss Bertha Rufener of Sardis; and three brothers; Carl of Wadsworth, George of Bridgeport, and Otto of near Sardis. Besides these he leaves eight nieces and nephews and other relatives, and many friends.

          Funeral services were conducted at Mt. Carrick church, Saturday afternoon, July 8th, at 2:00 o’clock, in charge of Minister J. V. A. Traylor. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

          Card of Thanks—We desire to thank all who, in any way, assisted us during the sickness and at the time of the death of our husband and father. We thank Minister Traylor for his comforting words, and thank him and Mrs. Traylor for their songs.—Mrs. Fred Rufener and Daughter.

 

Schell, William Schell

Source:  The Cortland [Nebraska] News; Thursday, 2 Mar 1939, p-1

        William Schell was born December 22, 1859, in Miltenburg, Ohio. He came to Nebraska with his parents in 1872. He was married to Emma Wolters in 1902. To this union were born four daughters and four sons.

        He passed away February 23, 1939 in a Beatrice hospital after a short illness. He was the last in his family to answer the final summons. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Congregational church, conducted by Rev. McKenzie, followed by interment in the Princeton cemetery, where he was laid to rest beside his wife and daughter. The funeral arrangements were in charge of the Mincks Mortuary of Beatrice.

CARD OF THANKS

        We hereby express our sincere thanks to our many kind neighbors and friends, for their kindness and sympathy received during the illness and death of our father.

The Schell Family

 

Schneider, John J. Schneider
Source—Newsclipping From the Andrew Christman Scrapbook Collection  July 19, 1939 This date was penciled in the clipping

Schneider, John J., aged 74 years, died suddenly at his home near Antioch about 12:00 o'clock noon Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Homer and George, of Woodsfield; and two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Marple of Woodsfield, and another daughter of the home, besides many more distant relatives and friends including two sisters, Mrs. Henry Hoff, of Antioch, and Mrs. Andrew Christman of Woodsfield.

He was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church.  Short funeral services will be held at the late home at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon followed by final rites at the Neuhart Baptist Church. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

 

Snyder, Benny Lynn Snyder

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

          Benny Lynn, eighteen day old son of Waldon and Jean Snyder Wilson passed away at Barnesville General Hospital early Wednesday of last week. He had been ill since birth.

          Short funeral services and interment took place at Fairview, W. Va., formerly home of the parents, Thursday afternoon.

          The bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of many friends.

 

Stalder, Ida Louise Stalder

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

          There comes a time in every home and life when loved ones experience the sadness and heartaches that accompany the Grim Reaper, Death.

          Ida Louise Stalder, nee Gaulding was born April 15, 1884, near Sardis, Monroe County, Ohio and departed this life July 16, 1939, aged 55 years, 3 months and one day.

          All that was possible for human hands to do was done to restore her to health, but to no avail as her work here on earth was finished and God had called her to that beautiful home where there are no tears or sad farewells.

          She was a member of Salem Evangelist Church of near Sardis, where she attended as health and opportunity would permit.

          She leaves to mourn and cherish her memory, her husband Charles Stalder, to whom she was married on April 28, 1909; two sons, Harold and Homer, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and one daughter, Clara of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Herman Eisenbarth of Ravenna, Ohio; and Mrs. Jacob Stalder, of near Sardis; one grandchild, Freda Stalder, and a host of other relatives and friends. One brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

          Short services were held at the home on July 19th. Final rites were conducted at Salem Evangelical Church, by Rev. E. H. Spindler, after which she was laid to rest in the Salem cemetery to await the Resurrection Morn.

                             Farewell darling mother,

                             You have gone away,

                             But we want to meet you

                             On that Golden Day,

                             When all cares shall vanish

                             And our tears are dried,

                             And we meet together

                             On the other side.

 .

                             Sad we are, and lonely,

                             Feeling awfully blue,

                             How we miss your footsteps

                             And the sight of you,

                             For the “Circle has been broken,”

                             Nevermore we’ll see

                             Your dear form in the place

                             Where it used to be.

 .

                             It seems such a short while

                             You were with us here,

                             But we know you’re living

                             With our Savior Dear,

                             We will in our sadness

                             Reach up and take His hand

                             Hear His dear sweet voice say,

                             “ Some day you’ll understand.”

 .

                             It seems we can see your face

                             Just beyond the setting sun,

                             Waiting there to welcome us

                             When our day on earth is done.

                             Rest! Our darling mother,

                             Without a worry or a care,

                             Fir it’s but “Goodnight” here

                             And “Good Morning” up there.

          Card of Thanks—We wish to express our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown us at the time of the death of our wife, mother and sister, also Rev. E. H. Spindler for his consoling words, to those who sang her favorite songs, for the beautiful floral offerings, the donors of cars, and anyone who helped in any way. Such kindness will always be remembered—Charles Stalder and children, and sisters.

 

Stanley, Warren Stanley

Source:  The Alliance [Ohio] Review; 4 May 1939

        Warren Stanley, 57, 212 East Milner Street, died at the City Hospital, at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, after an illness of several months.  He was born at Bellaire but lived in Alliance the greater portion of his life.

        Surviving are three sons, Lowell Stanley of Carrollton; Roy Stanley of Clarington; one daughter, Miss Helen Stanley of the home; one sister, Mrs. R. D. Williams of Seattle, Wash. and two grandchildren.

        Funeral services will be held at the Sharer Funeral Home, South Union Avenue and Milner Street, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

*Submitter's Note:  Below is the Funeral Notice.

 

Stanley, Warren Stanley

Source:  The Alliance [Ohio] Review; 5 May 1939

STANLEY     SERVICES  

        Funeral services for Warren Stanley of 212 East Milner Street, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sharer Funeral Home, South Union Avenue and Milner Street.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Interment will be made in Warstler Cemetery near Canton.

 

Stauch, Thomas Theodore Stauch

Source:  Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 9, 1939

          Thomas Theodore Stauch, aged 28 years, Columbus aviator, and a native of Monroe County was found dead Wednesday, November 1st, in the wreckage of his airplane near Andrews N.C.  Stauch was born and reared in the Lewisville community, being the son of Mrs. Belle Stauch Ullom, of near Lewisville, and the late Chas. Stauch.

          He was associated with the Sullivant Avenue airport in Columbus from last December until a month ago and at the time of his death was traveling with Airshow Productions of Columbus. His plane had struck a mountain four miles from Andrews in a fog and the wreckage was found by a squirrel hunter.

          Stauch’s forte was low acrobatics and he was one of the few fliers to take off and land on the top of an automobile.  He was to have appeared in an airshow at Atlanta, Ga., on November 19th.

          Surviving are his wife, the former Gladys Langer of Columbus to whom he was married on July 20th in an “air elopement” to Marion, OH; his mother; one sister, Mrs. Freda Dillon of Caldwell; one brother Charles stauch of Rittman, O. A number of more distant relatives reside in the Lewisville community.

          Short funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock at the home of his mother followed by final rites at the Lewisville Methodist church, J.V.A. Traylor, pastor of the Woodsfield Church of Christ was in charge of the services and burial was made in Friendship cemetery.

 

Steiger, Charles Steiger

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 24, 1939

          Charles Steiger, aged 70 years, of Switzerland township, Monroe county, O., died Sunday morning at his home. The body was brought to the Bauer, Willison and Turner funeral home at Woodsfield and this evening will be returned to the home.

          Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Conducted by the Rev. Sennewald of the Evangelical church of Clarington, O., and interment will be in Clarington cemetery.

          Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walter Lindameyer of Cameron, Ohio; Mrs. Russell Leow of Clarington and Mrs. Paul Howell of Cameron, O., also two sisters and five brothers. [Charles Steiger died on September 24, 1939]

 

Stephens, Louisa J. Stephens, nee Herlan

Source:  The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; 30 Jan 1939

MRS.  LOUISA  STEPHENS

        Quaker City, Jan. 30 -- Mrs. Louisa J. Stephens,* 93, widow of John R. Stephens, near Summerfield, died Sunday at 10:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James V. Johnson, this place, from infirmities attributed to advanced age.

        She lived most of entire life in the vicinity of Summerfield, moving to the home of her daughter here several years ago when she was unable to care for herself.  Besides Mrs. Johnson she leaves another daughter, Mrs. Louella Roe, Franklin, and one son, J. Stephens, Bloomfield.  Ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.

        The body was taken to the Herlan funeral home, Byesville, and will be removed to the Johnson home Tuesday.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Summerfield M.E. church Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. J. F. Cash.  Burial will be made in Summerfield cemetery.

*Submitter's Note:  The marriage record had her last name spelled STEPHEN.

 

Truex, Anna Truex nee Meek

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

          Interment was made in the Beallsville cemetery Friday afternoon for Mrs. Anna meek Truex, 80, who passed away at her home at Cardington, Ohio.

          She was the widow of E. W. Truex former residents of this village.

 

Virden, Daisy Virden

Mrs.  Daisy Virden, 55, Died on Thursday [1939] Death Followed Lengthy Illness of Anemia; Funeral Held on Sunday Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church here at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Daisy Morris Virden, 55, wife of E. Warren Virden, rural mail carrier.  She died in the Ohio Valley hospital in Wheeling late Thursday afternoon following a two years illness of pernicious anemia.  Mrs. Virden had been a patient in the hospital just one week and had undergone a blood transfusion the first of the week.  Rev. A. C. Riffe, church pastor, conducted the service and interment was in the Beechwood cemetery at Centerville.

Mrs. Virden was born March 10, 1884 in Cowen, Webster County, a daughter of Jacob W. and Ella Richeson Morris.  When she was quite young the family came to Pursley, this county.  She continued to reside there until her marriage to E. W. Virden of Friendship in 1902 and in 1918 with her husband moved to this city, where they have since resided.  She was a member of the Middlebourne Methodist church.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Virden is survived by four children who are:  Harry P. Virden, Wheeling; Mrs. Godfrey Meredith, Salem; Edward G. and Robert W. Virden, both at home.

Mrs. Virden’s mother, Mrs. Ella Morris of this city also survives with three brothers:  Vernon, William and Herman B. Morris, all of Akron, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Celia Woodburn, Paden City; Mrs. William Rowley, Mrs. George Schindwolf, Mrs. Fred Wilkerson and Mrs. Iva Webster all of Akron.

 

Vogel, C. G. Vogel

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 14, 1939

          C. G. Vogel, contractor who built the Life Theatre for Jesse Shannon, fell last Tuesday [September 12, 1939] while inspecting a theatre and was killed.

          The accident occurred while he was inspecting one of the theatres he was building at West View near Pittsburgh. He tried to jump from one steel deck to another when he missed and fell 25 feet. It is said that his neck was broken and that he died almost instantly.

          Mr. Vogel was 49 years of age and lived in Wellsville, Ohio. While working in Woodsfield he made many friends and many people remarked on his ability to do anything that was to be done in the construction of a theatre.

          His many friends in Woodsfield will mourn the loss of a real friend and a good craftsman.

 

Weston, William R. Weston

Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 3, 1939

          William R. Weston was born December 2, 1857 in Salem township near Clarington, Ohio, being the son of Ephraim and Louisa Hammond Weston.

          When he was about 20 years of age he came to Hannibal. While yet a young man he ran on Ohio River boats, and boated coal to towns and farm landings along the river. Then he did teaming and draying. He was also a dealer in coal and lumber. He owned the wharfboat at Hannibal and kept a warehouse for freight near the boat landing. His business activities extended over a long period of years.

          He was a good citizen, a genial friend; a diligent and dependable business man, esteemed by all.

          He passed away Saturday, July 22nd, at 8:00 A.M., after a brief illness, at the home of his niece, Miss Attie J. Strain.

          Two sisters, Mary E. Hofer and Sarah L. Strain preceded him in death.

          He leaves to mourn his departure; Shelley M. Strain, a nephew of Youngstown, Ohio and his family; also one niece, Miss Attie J. Strain of Hannibal.

          The funeral service was conducted by Rev. D. E. Dangel.

                                             Card of Thanks

          We desire to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their helpfulness and kindly sympathy extended to us during the illness and at the time of death of our uncle, William R. Weston, late of Hannibal.

                   Miss Attie J. Strain       Shelley M. Strain and Family

 

Yoho, Sylvester Yoho

Source:  Monday 17 April 1939 Cambridge Jeffersonian Cambridge Ohio

Woodsfield, April 17-- Sylvester Yoho, 78, highly esteemed Monroe County man, passed away Friday at his home near Woodsfield. He had been ill for the past few months.

Surviving are his wife and six daughters, Mrs. Clara Weber, Lewisville; Mrs. Bertha Yoho, of the home; Mrs. Adda Roth, Zanesville; Mrs. Freeda Holman, Steubenville; Mrs. Rodie Hackathorne, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Laura Billman, Woodsfield; one son also survives. Everett Yoho of the home. Mr. Yoho was a retired oil well driller and farmer and spent his entire life in this community where he made many friends for himself. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Woodsfield.  Monday 17 April 1939 Cambridge Jeffersonian Cambridge Ohio.

 

Young, R. S. Young

The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 10, 1939

          R. S. Young, 85, well known retired farmer and tobacco merchant, died at the family home in Sarahsville, Friday morning, at 10:30 o’clock. Death was due to a heart ailment. Mr. Young was a son of Robert and Kathryn Boyers Young, the last member of his family and had resided the greater part of his life in the Sarahsville community.

          He was married twice, first to Miss T____ Morris ___(missing section of obit) _____ville, and Mrs. E. R. Rucker of Columbus, children by the first marriage.

          Two daughters by the second marriage are: Mrs. S. H Sealock of Caldwell and Mrs. Herman Snode of Pittsburgh. Several grand and great grandchildren survive. Brothers and sisters deceased are: J. H. Young, G. W. Young, Mrs. Margaret Ulrich and Mrs. James McLaughlin.

          Brief funeral services were held from the home in Sarahsville, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock followed by final services at the Methodist Church, in charge of rev. H. W. Hales. Interment was in Village View cemetery.

 

 

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