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          1941      Return to Top of Page and Index of Years  

Margaret E. Claus (nee Hoff)
Source: Newspaper clipping of February 1941

    Life is a drop from the river,
    That rises in mist o’er the lea,
    A moment in space of quiver,
    Then falls on the breast of the sea,
    It was- It is-now gone forever,
    Yet lives through eternity.


    On Saturday morning, February 8, 1941, at six o’clock the death angel entered our home and called our dear and beloved wife and mother to her home to eternal rest at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 1 day.
    Margarite E. Hoff Claus, the eldest daughter of Frederic and Margarite Zimmerle Hoff, was born on May 7, 1861, in Washington County, near Lebanon, Ohio.
    She was united in marriage with Charles Claus, on June 14, 1883, who was her companion through 58 years of married life.
     She leaves to mourn her sad departure her aged companion; two children, Oswald A. Claus, of Pittsburg; and Bertha Reich, of Miltonsburg, Ohio; the following grandchildren, Mrs. Charlotte Brown and Miss Mildred Claus of Longview, Texas; Arthur Reich, of Miltonsburg and Vernon Reich of Lewisville; four great grandchildren, Richard and Charles Brown and Alice and Janet Reich
. The following sisters and brother survive: Mrs. Elizabeth Peters, of Miltonsburg; Mrs. Mary Zerger, of Woodsfield, and Fred W. Hoff, of Alliance, Ohio, also five nieces and four nephews.
    The deceased was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, being baptized and confirmed at an early age. She was also a member of the Senior Women’s Union of the local Church. She led a consistent Christian life and was ready to go when God called her home. She was a kind and loving Mother and was loved and respected by all who knew her. All that could be done was done with kind and willing hands but to no avail; but Mother is in heaven and if we live for our God we shall meet her in her eternal home never more to part.
    Brief funeral services were held at the family home, Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, followed by additional services at St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, with the Reverend R. W. Jungfer, Jr., her pastor officiating. Burial was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Anna Burkhart

The death of Anna Burkhart, well know Temperanceville woman, occurred at her home on Monday (Oct 16, 1941) following several months of failing health. Deceased, a daughter of John William Burkhart and Mary McLaughlin Burkhart, was born January 28, 1889, at Temperanceville, where she lived the most of her life.  For seven years she was employed at the Mt. de Chantel academy in Wheeling, but was forced to retire  several months ago on account of ill health.
Miss Burkhart is survived by two brothers and two sisters:  Nicholas Burkhart, Zanesville: Anthony J. Burkhart, Mrs. Mary Gallagher,  Temperanceville, Miss Katherine Burkhart, Mt. de Chantel, Wheeling.
The body in charge of Foglesong funeral directors, Barnesville, after preparation for burial, was moved back to the home.  Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock funeral service was conducted by Father Heilman in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Temperanceville, and interment was made in Beaver Cemetery.

 

Moffett, Oliver Moffett
Source--Monroe County Beacon      Woodsfield, Ohio
Published--February 1941
          Moffett, Oliver, son of Peter and Martha Moffett, was born near Antioch, Ohio, July 4, 1865, and passed away at his home on East Church Street, Woodsfield, Wednesday evening, January 29, 1941, being at the time of his death, 75 years, 6 months and 25 days of age.   He lived in Paden City, West Virginia, quite a while before moving to Woodsfield six years
ago.
         He was united in marriage with Edna Eikelberry on July 26, 1905 and to this union two children were born: Mrs. Freda Cecil, of Paden City, and Sergeant Everett E. Moffett, of Camp Blanding, Florida.
         Mr. Moffett was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and true friend. He was interested in others and always willing to help in time of need.
         He leaves to mourn, his wife, two children, one brother, J. Wesley Moffett, of Sardis, Ohio, Route 1, and six grandchildren. Besides these, he leaves other relatives and many friends.

      "Sweetly rest from all thy labor,
      Far from every grief and pain;
      We will often think about you,
      While we here on earth remain."

      Funeral services were conducted at the Moffett Church by Minister J.V.A Traylor, Saturday afternoon, February 1st, at 2:00 o'clock. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
      CARD OF THANKS
      We desire to thank all who assisted us in any way during the illness and at the time of the death of our husband and father. We appreciate the kindness of those who gave flowers and those who furnished  cars and also appreciate the courtesy of Bauer and Turner. We thank Brother Traylor for his words of comfort and thank him and Mrs. Traylor for their songs.   MRS.
MOFFETT AND CHILDREN

 

          1942      Return to Top of Page and Index of Years

 

Mrs. Phillip Zerger (apparently from the obit below, nee Hoff)
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Issue:  Woodsfield, Ohio, Thursday, May 28, 1942
    Mrs. Phillip Zerger, aged 69 years, passed away at 7:30 o’clock, Thursday morning of last week, May 21, 1942, at her home on Oaklawn Avenue, Woodsfield. She had been seriously ill but her condition was thought to be improving satisfactorily and her death came as a severe shock to her family and scores of friends.
    She is survived by her husband; two sons, Herman and Raymond, both of Woodsfield; four grandchildren, Doris, Ruth, Paul and Junior Zerger all of Woodsfield; one brother, Fred Hoff of Alliance and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Peters of Miltonsburg, Ohio.
    Funeral services were held at 2:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Galbraith funeral home in charge of the Reverend John H. Hose, pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, assisted by the Reverend F. A. Reigle, of Lewisville. Burial was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield. 

Elizabeth Rasche
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Issue:  Woodsfield, Ohio, Thurs., Dec. 17, 1942
    Mrs. Elizabeth Rasche, aged 84 years, of Burlington, Iowa, passed away in a hospital at Burlington on Thursday night, December 10, 1942, due to a broken hip sustained about two weeks prior to her death.
    She is survived by five children and one sister Mrs. Kathryn Arnold of Woodsfield. Mrs. Charles F. Bott, of east of Woodsfield is a niece. Mrs. Rasche was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Neuhart of Woodsfield.
    Funeral services were held at Burlington on Sunday and burial was made there. 1943

 

Margaret Midcap, nee Stewart, Former Monroe Countian Dies – Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, services were conducted in the Balswenger Chapel of the Bertschy Memorial mortuary in Wheeling for Mrs. Margaret Stewart Midcap, 64, wife of David Midcap and a resident of Wheeling for a some years, who succumbed to a lengthy illness early Thursday morning of last week, at her home, 208 Market Street, Wheeling.  Rev. __ R. Bennett, pastor of the Methodist church at Benwood, W. Va., conducted the service and interment was made at Mt. Zion cemetery.  Mrs. Midcap was born in Sardis, Ohio, March 23,1878, a daughter of the late John and Mary Jane Wilson Stewart.  She was educated in the Sardis schools.  She was a Methodist by faith.  Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. A. Roberts, Mamie, Ariz., Mr. E. J. Wheaton, Newton Falls, Ohio, Mrs. Clarence Schook, Marion, Ohio; three brothers, Daniel S. Stewart of Clarington, Clem Stewart and Charles Stewart of Sardis, three sisters, Mrs. Albert Peterson of Wheeling, Mrs. John Nelson of Blaine, and Mrs. George Conley of Fly and two granddaughters.  [Calculated year of death = 1942]

 

F. C. Stewart – Frederick Clark Stewart, aged 61, of 544 Maple Avenue, passed away very suddenly at 11:45 Christmas Eve, at his home.  He was well-known in this community as he had a been a U. S. letter carrier for twenty-four years prior to his recent retirement in August, 1942.  His cordial greeting and happy smile along his mail route will be remembered by those with whom his occupation brought him into daily contact.  Mr. Stewart was well-known in Masonic circles, being Worshipful Master of Wetzel Lodge No. 39, A. F. & A. M. for two terms, also Deputy Grand Master for this Masonic district and at the time of his death was Secretary of the Masonic Association.  Deceased was a native of Monroe County, Ohio, a son of James M. and Eliza Ellen Stewart.  He came to Paden Valley with his parents when about 15 years of age, later moving to New Martinsville.  In his early years he was employed by the Snodgrass Grocery Store, Rymer Brothers and the Josephus Clark Department Store.  He traveled for the New Martinsville Wholesale Grocery Company, later being a merchant himself, owning a grocery store on Main Street.  Twenty-four years ago he entered the service of the U. S. Mails, at which he worked until his retirement.  On November 2, 1904, he was united in marriage to Rhoda Elizabeth Moore.  His wife survives him, also one daughter, Ruby E. Stewart of Wheeling, and one son Ralph M. Stewart of Parsons, W. Va., one granddaughter, Miss Carolyn Jean Stewart of Parsons, three sisters, Mrs. John Clark of New Martinsville, W. Va., Mrs. M. W. Slider of Atwater, Ohio, and Mrs. J. C. Farr of Newark, Ohio, one brother John H. Stewart of Pine Grove, WV.  [Died in 1942]

 

John Richard Johnson

Barnesville Enterprise - April 23, 1942; page 4- OBITUARY

John Richard Johnson for the past 32 years an employee of the Watt Foundry, died Friday morning at 2 o'clock at his home at 602 Wiley Avenue.  The funeral services were held from the Campbell Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at half past one.  They were conducted by Rev. F. B. Gilhousen, pastor of the Main Street Methodist church, and interment was made in the cemetery at Calais.  Mr. Johnson was the son of James and Nancy Elizabeth Johnson, and was born at Miltonsburg on August 14, 1867.  He was married in February 1887 to Louvina Johnson, who survives him. 

They were the parents of ten children, one son, Victor, preceding his father in death.  Bereaved by Mr. Johnson's death are the widow, the following children, Allen Johnson of Lewisville, R. D., Mrs. Louise Stephens, Mrs. Nettie Taylor, Mrs. Arizona Morris, William Johnson, Miles Johnson, Okey Johnson, and Tallmadge Johnson, all of Barnesville, and Miss Juanita Johnson of the home, 22 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one brother, James Johnson of Summerfield, R. D.

 

Gray, James M.
Rites Held Sunday
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, dated,    October 15, 1942
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
          James M. Gray, aged eighty years, passed away last Friday afternoon at four o'clock, at his home, west of Woodsfield, on the Woodsfield and Lewisville road. He had been ill for several years and serious for a few weeks.
          He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Miss Mary of the home besides many other relatives and friends.
          Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the late home, with Rev. Theodore Peterson officiating. Burial was made in The Oaklawn Cemetery with W. P. Galbraith in charge.
          Mr. Gray was a self-reliant industrious citizen, honorable and friendly in all his relations with others. As a business man, both in a store near Graysville and in a retail feed business, near his late home, he enjoyed the high confidence of his patrons.
          Mr. Gray was a member of The Methodist Church but for the past several years was prevented by illness from attendance at church services.

Gertler, Philip Gertler
Philip Gertler Dies at Ozark
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, dated,    September   1942
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
          Phillip W. Gertler, aged 75 years, passed away at his home at Ozark at 3:30 o'clock this Thursday morning, September 10, 1942. He had suffered a paralytic stroke on last Thursday morning.
          Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Newell Paine, of the home; two grandsons, Larry William and Frank Gertler Paine, also of the home; one brother, George Gertler, Woodsfield, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore of Ozark.
          Short funeral services at the home Saturday afternoon will be followed by final rites at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church in Woodsfield, at 2:00 o'clock.  Rev. John H. Hose will be in charge of the services and burial will be made in Oaklawn Cemetery.
          Mr. Gertler was a member of St. Paul's Church and a member of Jerusalem K. of P. Lodge.

 

Delilah Carpenter nee Hanson

Source:  Summerfield News, Thursday 5 March 1942, Noble County Leader

           The death of Delilah, aged seventy-three years, wife of Alonzo Carpenter, occurred recently at her home at Stafford, following an illness.  Surviving, in addition to her husband, is one son, John, of the home, a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Christy, of Belmont, two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Foster, of Collins, and Mrs. J. E. Lumbattis, of Lewisville, three brothers, Rev. T. J. Hanson,  M. I. Hanson and Lafayette Hanson, of in and near Lewisville.  Funeral services were held in the Stafford Methodist Church with Rev. Paul A. Brodt officiating.  Burial was made in the Stafford Cemetery.

 

Alice V. Morris - nee Carpenter

Source: The  Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Thursday,  5 Feb. 1942

           QUAKER CITY--Feb. 5---Services for Mrs. Alice V. Morris, 74, wife of R. M. Morris, near Calais, who died Tuesday night at the Heskett House Rest Home, Cambridge, will be held Friday at 1 P.M. at the home with additional rites at the Seneca Valley Church of Christ.  Rev. J. V. A. Traylor will be in charge and burial will be in Calais Cemetery.  The body was taken to the home Thursday from Eberle Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Morris was the daughter of Richard L. and Sarah Miller Carpenter and spent the greater part of her life in Monroe County.  She was a member of the Seneca Valley Church of Christ.

            Surviving the deceased are her husband;  one daughter, Mrs. Fred Rubel of Summerfield Rt 2;  one brother, Lawson Carpenter of Barnesville and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah King of Quaker City, and Mrs. Mary Lauer of Pontiac, Mich.

 

Paul Adrian Hinton Jr:

 Published in the Owensboro, KY Messenger-Inquirer:

Paul A. Hinton Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hinton, died at Bremerton, Washington, Tuesday, December 1, [1942].  Besides the parents, he is survived by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Morris of Owensboro, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hinton of Whitesville.

The body arrived in Owensboro Sunday night and services were held at the grave in Elmwood cemetery at 3 pm Monday.

 

Jefferson Davis Staley

Source:  Wetzel County, West Virginia, Obituaries, Vol. 4, p 70

        Jefferson Davis Staley, 79, passed away at his home at Porters Falls, W.Va., October 20, 1942, after a long illness.

        He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Staley and the following children:  Mrs. Stella Sibel, of Cleveland, O.;  Mrs. J.A. Goudy, of Porters Falls; Mrs. Lillie Wright, of Reader; L. C. Staley, of Porters Falls, thirty grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

        He was a member of the Church of Christ.

        Funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ on Friday Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m. with Brother Gray officiating, and interment will be made in Middle Fork Cemetery under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.

          1943              Return to Top of Page and Index of Years

John S. Jeffries
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Issue:  Woodsfield, Ohio, Thursday, Jan. 28, 1943, Collection of Gertrude Christman Kahrig
    John Simon Jeffries, of Avella, Pennsylvania, an oil well driller, died in Bellaire City Hospital at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 1943, of last week of burns sustained early that day when his clothing caught fire while he was at work on a drilling operation on the Harry E. Warren farm, between Businessburg and Jacobsburg.
    Mr. Jeffries, a tool dresser, was engaged in pulling tools from the well when the accident occurred. He is said to have stepped back into an open gas flame, used as a light which ignited his clothing. He ran from the scene and was fatally burned before a fellow workman would reach him. The burns extended over a major portion of the body.
    Deceased was a native of Belmont County. He leaves his wife, the former Miss Opal Willison, of Woodsfield; his mother, Mrs. Loretta Jeffries of Neffs; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette McHendry of Neffs and Mrs. Anna Norris of Belmont, and two brothers, Taylor and Clayton Jeffries, both of Neffs.
    The body was brought to the home of Orville Willison at Woodsfield, Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Woodsfield Church of Christ, with the Reverend Charles Rock officiating.  Burial was made in the Neuhart Ridge cemetery.
    Mr. Jeffries was about 41 years of age.  

Roy McFarland
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Issue:  Woodsfield, Ohio, Thurs., Feb. 18, 1943
    Roy McFarland, aged 35 years, passed away at his home on Maple Avenue, Woodsfield, Saturday morning, February 13, 1943. He had been an invalid for the past several years.
    He is survived by his wife; two sons, Lloyd and Wayne of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. McFarland of Hannibal, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. F. D. Pfalzgraf of Woodsfield and Mrs. Frank Hamilton of Wireton, Pennsylvania; three brothers, Floyd McFarland of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and Paul and Walter McFarland of Youngstown, Ohio, besides many more distant relatives and scores of friends.
    Short funeral services were held at the Bauer & Turner funeral home Monday afternoon followed by final rites at Hannibal at 3 o’clock at the home of his wife’s sister, Mrs. W. J. Ritche, Reverend R. L. McIntire of Woodsfield Presbyterian Church, and the Reverend H. C. Heinlein, of Hannibal, of Hannibal Methodist Church officiated.
    Many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family. 

Anna K. Ludwig (nee Hehr)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Issue:  Woodsfield, Ohio, June 1943
    Mrs. Anna K. Ludwig, nee Hehr, was born in Summit township, Monroe County, Ohio, June 22, 1874, and died suddenly June 23, 1943, of a heart ailment while visiting a brother, Edward Hehr, in Wheeling, West Virginia.  She had attained the age of 69 years and one day.
    Mrs. Ludwig was baptized and confirmed in the Faith of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, of which she remained a consistent member until death.
    On February 14, 1898, she was untied in marriage with John S. Ludwig and to this union, two children were born: Mrs. Helen Egger, of Akron, Ohio, and Gilbert J. Ludwig, of Woodsfield.
    Surviving are her two children; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Forbes and Mrs. Freda Larkin of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Charley Ihlenfeld of Wheeling; four brothers, William Hehr of Lewisville; Edward and Ben Hehr of Wheeling, and John Hehr of Canton, Ohio.
    Short services were held in the home of Gilbert J. Ludwig at 2:00 p.m. and final rites at 2:30 p.m. at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Woodsfield, on Saturday, June 26th, with her pastor, Reverend John H. Hose, officiating. Burial was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield.
We rejoice alike that her life was full of good deeds.


    Her soul to him who gave it rose,
    God called it to its long repose,
    Eternal Rest.
    Although our Mother’s sun is set,
    Her light shall linger round us yet.
    Bright, radiant blest. 

Catherine Kilburn (nee Kahrig)
Source: Newspaper clipping, Issue:  November 1943
    Catherine Kahrig Kilburn, was born July 11, 1873, and after a several months’ illness passed away at her home near Lewisville, Ohio on the morning of November 2, 1943, being at the time of her passing 70 years, 4 months and 18 days of age.
    On March 27, 1894, she was united in marriage with Henry Kilburn, and to this union three children were born: Homer, Mrs. Anna Claus and Charles, all of the vicinity of Lewisville. In addition to the bereaved husband and three children, she leaves to morn her departure, eight grandchildren, three of whom are in the service of the United States  Army; Bernard and Floyd Claus, and Clyde Kilburn; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kilburn, of Lewisville, and Mrs. Freda Boldt,  of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Philip Kahrig, of Lewisville and Fred Kahrig, of Woodsfield, Ohio, besides several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives, friends and neighbors.
    At an early age she was confirmed at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church of Summit township, Monroe County, near Lewisville and remained a faithful member through her entire life. She was a woman who loved her home and was very devoted to her family. She will live on in the minds of her loved ones as they remember her kind words and deeds throughout the years.

 

Caroline (Lena) (Frank) Veiock -- One of Tarentum, Pa.'s best known residents, Mrs. Caroline Veiock, 76, of 609 Third avenue, died in Allegheny Valley Hospital at 8:20 Thursday evening, March 25th, 1943.  She had complained of not feeling well on Wednesday, but her illness was not considered serious until Thursday afternoon.  At 8:00 p.m. she was rushed to the hospital.

          She was born in Lewisville, Ohio on May 2, 1866, but lived in Tarentum, Pa., for the past 42 years, during which time she was very active in church and club work.  She was a member of the United Lutheran Church, Rhodes Sisterhood Dames of Malta, Imperial Council No. 68 Daughters of America, the Eleanor Mae Rebekah Lodge, and the Ladies Club of B.P.O.E. Lodge 644.

          Mrs. Veiock was held in high esteem by a host of friends, to whom her passing came as a great shock.  Possessed of a friendly, cheerful disposition, she was thoughtful and considerate of all with whom she came in contact.

          Survivors include two sons, Frank at home, and Harry, of Marion, Indiana; four daughters, Mrs. Stella Horan, at home; Mrs. Helen Laux, of Tarentum; Mrs. Ida Perry, of Massillon, O., and Mrs. Mary Evans of Harrisburg; a brother, Charles Frank, of Bellaire, and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Menkel, of Woodsfield; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

          Mrs. Veiock was the widow of the late George Veiock.

          Funeral services were conducted at the late home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. John E. Shaughnesy, pastor of the United Lutheran Church.  Intermemt was in Prospect cemetery.

 

English, Minnie (Griffin) English
Mrs. Minnie English Dies Friday
July  8, 1943
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon matson
          Mrs. Minnie Griffin English, 56, died here Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. H.  Meek of Eastern Avenue. Death followed a brief illness of heart trouble.
          Brief funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Meek home, with additional rites at The Church of Christ with J. V. A.  Traylor officiating.  Burial was made in Oaklawn Cemetery, with The Galbraith Funeral Home in charge.
          Born at Rinard Mills, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Griffin, the deceased is survived by six children;  Mrs. Meek with whom she resided;  Mrs. Warren Smith of Graysville;  Mrs. Paul Drum of Detroit, Michigan;  Mrs. Bernard Forshey of Lower Salem;  George and Claude English of Canton;  five brothers;  Ellsworth, Marion and Russell Griffen of Rinard Mills, Emmett of Friendly, West Virginia and Otis of Holidays Cove, W. Va..; also two sisters,  Mrs. Al Drum of Senecaville, Ohio and Mrs. Everett Smith of  Whipple, Ohio. One sister, Mrs. Lewis Lallathin, preceded her in death, and four children preceded their mother in death.
          When we say reverently "She was a good mother, neighbor and friend" in reference to a loved one who has passed to The Great Beyond, we pay high tribute to that personality. That is what those who knew her best and enjoyed her friendship say of Mrs. English. She was loyal and steadfast and the interests of her family and faithfulness to her church were first in her consideration.
          The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends in their loss of a devoted mother.

Johnson, Harry M. Johnson
The Spirit of Democracy
Dated, January 14, 1943
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
          Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon for Harry M. Johnson, 41, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident Sunday morning near New Philadelphia. Brief services were held at his late residence near Lewisville followed by additional services at The Creighton Ridge Church. Rev. Arthur Weddle officiated. The body was brought to The Gardner Funeral Home at Stafford and on Tuesday was returned to the family home.
          Surviving are his wife, Nellie Johnson; one son, Lloyd of the home; and his mother, Mrs. Anna Johnson, Sycamore Valley; five sisters, Mrs. Shelia Massie, Mrs. Ethel Unger, Harrietsville; Mrs. Ella Thurla of Cambridge; Stella Hubbard of Zanesville; and  Hattie Smithberger of Sycamore Valley. One brother, Clarence Johnson, of Conneaut, also survives.
          Mr. Johnson was employed in the oil fields of Brunswick. He attended Creighton Ridge Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Hine, J.F. Hine
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, dated,  Sept. 2, 1943
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson,
          J. F.  Hine, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Balzar Hine, died in Akron, Ohio, Wednesday, September 1, at 12:30 o'clock noon.
          The body will be brought to The Galbraith Funeral Home, Friday morning and will remain there.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock  in St. Sylvester's Catholic Church in charge of Rev. Fr. J. G.  Mehler. Interment will be made in the family burial lot in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Dietrich, John C. Dietrich
Prominent Clarington Resident is Taken
Died, December 30, 1943
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
          John C. Dietrich, 66, of Clarington died at his home Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. He was prominent in that community where for the past 30 years  he had operated The Clarington Creamery.
          Deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dietrich. He was a member of The Evangelical and Reformed Church of Clarington and of The Masonic Lodge of that place.
          Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Clark Dietrich, a daughter, Mrs. Walter McFarland of Youngstown, and sons, Harold of Jackson Army Base,  Jackson, Miss., and  Paul of Maxwell Field, Ala.;  Miss Bertha Dietrich of Clarington, and five brothers; Charles, Louis and Wesley, all of Clarington; Adolph of Belmont and Dan of Canton; also two grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, with Rev. W. J.  Hausmann, Wheeling, officiating. Burial was made in Clarington Cemetery in charge of The Rush Funeral Home.  

 

Harper, Floyd Harper
Floyd Harper Dies In Japanese Camp
June 24, 1943
Source: Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
          Royden Harper of Canton has been notified by The War Department that his son, Pvt. Floyd Harper died in a Japanese prison in The Philippines on June 11. The telegram was received by Mr. Harper, Saturday, June 19th.
          Pvt. Harper was inducted into the Army in Detroit, Michigan in April 1941 and was first sent to Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. He was later transferred to The Savannah Air Base in Georgia and then sent to Corregidor in The Philippines. The last word the family had from him directly was a telegram on Christmas Day in 1941.
          Pvt. Harper was born near Malaga on September 22, 1914, the son of Roydon Harper and the late Nina Stalder Harper. His mother preceded him in death on August 26, 1928, as did a sister, Lucille in February 1937.
          He was a member of The Evangelical and Reformed Church in Louisville, Stark County, having been confirmed at the age of 12 years. He graduated from The Lewisville High School in Monroe County in the class of 1933. He was employed in Detroit several years before being inducted into The Army.
          In addition to his father, he is survived by two brothers who are in the armed forces: Cpl. Virgil Harper of Camp Forest, Tennessee and Pfc. Ray Harper who is on maneuvers in Louisiana, and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Heft, the former Miss Vivian Harper, of Lewisville and Miss Phyllis Harper of Canton. Two grandmothers also survive, Mrs. James Harper of near Malaga and Mrs. Louise Stalder of Miltonsburg.

 

Crum, Mrs. Campsadell Armi Crum nee Truex
Died: February 12, 1943
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
          Mrs. Campsadell Armi Truex Crum was born November 9, 1861, and died February 12, 1943, aged 81 years, 3 months and 3 days. She was  the mother of 13 children, of whom survive. There is also 60 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren preceded her in death.


Cline, Mrs. William F. Cline
Mrs. Cline Dies at Mingo Junction
Source: Spirit of Democracy, dated    September 9, 1943
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
          Mrs. William F. Cline, aged 88 years, died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Emery Edwards at Mingo Junction, on Saturday morning, September 4. The body was brought to her late home at Low Gap and remained there until Tuesday afternoon when funeral services were held at The Christian Union Church. Burial was made in the church cemetery in charge of Galbraith Funeral Home of Woodsfield.
          Mrs. Cline is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Edwards in whose home she died,  Mrs. James Gray of Woodsfield,  Mrs. Barnett Williamson of Okmulgee, Okla., and  Mrs. Everett Smith of Rinard Mills, and two sons,  Luther Cline of Plainview and John Cline of Low Gap. Her husband died seven years ago.

 

Lloyd E. Leach

Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Monday, 26 Oct. 1943

          Lloyd E. Leach, 34, near Temperanceville, was fatally injured at 10 P.M. Saturday when struck by a truck on the Rocky River Road near his home, his death occurring seven weeks to the day after that of his brother, William, 35, in a similar mishap near Batesville, the Cambridge State Patrol reported.

          District headquarters of the patrol here said the accident was investigated by patrolmen from the Bridgeport sub-station and that the truck driver, Ray House, near Batesville, told officers Leach was lying in the highway and that he did not see the man in time to avoid striking him.

          Leach was attended at the scene by Dr. J.L. Romans, Batesville, and the physician accompanied the victim to Swan hospital, death occurring en route. Leach was reported to have been crushed through the chest. The accidents in which the brothers lost their lives occurred only a few miles apart.

          Leach is survived by his widow; five children, Leach, Herbert, Russell, Dale and an infant daughter born last Wednesday; six brothers, David and Ellis, Summerfield R.D.; Acel and Barney of Quaker City; John of Cleveland and Arch of U.S. Army New Guinea; three sisters, Mrs. Harriett Carpenter, Quaker City R.D. and Mrs. Kate Floyd, Caldwell and Mrs. Jennie Flood of Batesville and his father, Sam Leach, near Batesville.

          Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. at the home of his father, Batesville-Summerfield Rd., by Rev. A.A. Gilmore and burial will be made in Calais Cemetery. The body was taken to the father's home Monday afternoon from the Eberle Funeral Home, Quaker City.

 

William Leach

Source:  Quaker City [Ohio] Home Towner; Friday, 10 Sep. 1943

          Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 P.M. at the Eberle Funeral Home , Quaker City, for William Leach, 35, and burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery here. Rev. A..A. Gilmore of the Quaker City Methodist Church was in charge on the last rites.

          Mr. Leach, popular and well known young farmer, residing six miles north of Quaker City, died in an ambulance en route to Swan Hospital, Cambridge, as a result of injuries sustained when struck by a car Saturday night on Route 613, just out of Batesville. The accident occurred between 9:30 and 10 o'clock as he was walking on the highway after a visit with relatives in Batesville. The accident occurred near the home of a brother, who heard the car hit him but did not know at the time the cause of the noise. Highway patrolmen who investigated said the victim was struck by an automobile driven by Roy Issac Cline, 42, Quaker City R.D. 1.

          Mr. Leach suffered a fractured skull, fractured right shoulder, possible fracture of right hip and numerous cuts and bruises, patrolmen said.

          The victim is survived by his widow, Sylvia: four children, Leona and Leola, twins, William and Robert of home; six brothers, David Ellis, Summerfield R.D., Barney and Acel, Quaker City R.D., Lloyd, Temperanceville Star Route, John, of Cleveland and Ruch, U.S. Army, New Guinea; three sisters, Mrs. Harriett Carpenter, Quaker City R.D., Mrs. Kate Flood, Batesville and Mrs. Jennie Flood of Batesville; his father Sam Leach of Summerfield. His mother and one sister are deceased.

          Among those attending the funeral from a distance were Mrs. Leach's cousin Pvt. Robert Wise of Camp Bulter, N.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Slater Peake and family, Cecil Magruder and family and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schultz and family all of Wheeling WVa; Mrs. Raymond Johnson and daughter Betty, George Weishar of Newark; and an aunt of Mrs. Leach, Mrs. Russel Duer of Piqua, Ohio, who is staying the week with her.

Cain, James W. Cain
Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, September 3, 1943
James W. Cain Rites Saturday

Services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the Olszta funeral home for James W. Cain, veteran of World War I, who died Thursday in the Veterans hospital at Aspinwall, Pa. Interment will follow in the Cain cemetery at Clarington, Ohio.
   The family residence is at 4260 Franklin street, Bellaire, O. Mr. Cain was a charter member of Blake Brothers Post of the American Legion in Benwood.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Cain, two sons, Kenneth Robert Cain at home, and Arlington E. Cain with the U. S. Navy; one daughter, Miss Regina Cain, Bellaire, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Frank DeBolt, Wheeling; Mrs. Howard Dunfee, Bellaire, O.; Mrs. Margaret Wright, Bellaire, O., and Mrs. Eugene Grossenback, Woodsfield, O.; his father, Isaac Cain, Clarington, O.; his grandfather, James W. Cain, Clarington, O.

 

Arvilla Carpenter (see obit below)

Source:  Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Monday 27, Sept. 1943

          Beallsville---Sept. 27. Miss Arvilla Carpenter  passed away in the North Wheeling Hospital, Saturday at 4:20 P.M. after an illness of four months. She was a life-long resident of Beallsville and a member of the Christian Church. The body was removed to Blowers and Campbell Funeral Home, pending funeral arrangements.

 

Arvilla Carpenter (see death notice above)

Source:  Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Tuesday, 28 Sept. 1943

          Woodsfield, O., Sept. 28--Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Beallsville for Miss Arvilla Carpenter, 74, in charge of Rev. Williams, of the Bethesda Christian Church. Burial was made in the Beallsville Cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of the Beallsville community all her life and was a daughter of the late George and Emily Webb Carpenter. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Beallsville. Surviving is a brother, Harry Carpenter, of Moundsville.

 

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Shuman, Mrs. Luella Shuman nee Hoskins
Source--Wheeling Intelligencer  Thursday, November 30, 1944

Mrs. LUELLA SHUMAN Succumbs Wednesday Shuman , Mrs. Luella Wickers passed away at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Wetzel county hospital at New Martinsville. She was born in Hannibal, O., June 21, 1867, a daughter of John Henry and Catherine Elizabeth Griffin Hoskins.

Surviving are these children; Homer V. Wickers of Woodville, O.; Mrs. Vaine L. Smittle of New Martinsville; two brothers, F. W. and R. G. Hoskins of Hannibal, and three grandchildren. She was a member of the Christian church. The body is at the Wharton funeral home, New Martinsville,and will be taken to the home of her brother, F. W. Hoskins at Hannibal on Friday evening. Services will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Kenneth Evans. Burial will be in Harter cemetery in Hannibal.

 

Hoyt, Perry H. Hoyt
Source--Wheeling Intelligencer, Wednesday, November 29, 1944

Hoyt , Perry H. , 68, of Hannibal, O., died at 4:30 Tuesday morning at his home. He was a former resident of Wheeling, moving to Hannibal nine years ago. The body will be removed today from the Wharton funeral home to the late residence, time of service to await arrival of a grandson from Camp Fannin, Texas. Burial will be in Hannibal. Born in Moundsville, September 30, 1876, he came to Wheeling when a young man and was employed at the Belmont mill for 32 years. He had been retired for nine years. He was a member of the First Christian Church here and served as deacon of the church for four years.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Luvedo Hoyt; three children, Harry and Frank of Wheeling and Mrs. Walter Custer of Wheeling; 11 grandchildren, two brothers, Chester and Jesse Hoyt of Wheeling.

 

Henry Philip Claus
Source: Newspaper clipping, Issue:  1944
    Henry Philip Claus, departed this life Monday, March 20, 1944, at his home near Middle Church at the age of 73 years, 10 months, and 20 days.  Although his death was sudden, he had been in failing health since undergoing operation a year ago.
    He was born May 1, 1870, in Malaga Township, and was the son of the late Justus and Carolina Schmidt Claus. He was confirmed at the St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Summit township where he remained a faithful member until his death. He was united in marriage on January 30, 1894, with Miss Minnie Brubach. He spent his entire life in this community, where he had made a host of lifelong friends, who in addition to his family and relatives will mourn his passing.
    Surviving Mrs. Claus are his wife, three sons: Everett Claus, of Lewisville; Walter Claus, of Akron; Emil Claus, of Bucyrus; one daughter, Mrs. Hulda McDonough, of Akron; eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sisters; Mrs. Ann Friday, of Columbus; Mrs. Elizabeth Wilhelm, of Parkersburg, W. Va., and three brothers: Herman Claus and Clarence Claus, of Hornick, Iowa, and Edward Claus, of Pittsburgh, Pa. Two sisters, Mrs. Louise Scheurr, of Pittsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Clara Theiss, of Lower Salem, Ohio, and one brother, Jacob Claus, of Hornick, Iowa, preceded him in death.
   Just recently Mr. and Mrs. Claus together with the family observed their golden wedding anniversary.


    Here at last, and over yonder
    Just within the pearly gates
    Watching still for loved ones coming --
    Now our father peacefully waits.
    When we, too, shall cross the river,
    And on earth no longer roam,
    May we reunite together
    Safe at last, in that bright home. 

 

Thomas Franklin (Frank) Conley aged 78, life-long resident of Monroe County, died Wednesday morning, September 19th at six o’clock at his home on Sardis, Route 1.  He had been ill for two years.  A son of the late Jess and Sarah Conley of Sardis, he was born in Green Township on November 6, 1866.  On April 12, 1891 he was united in marriage with Frances Lillie Carr, who preceded him in death four years ago.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. May Stewart of Sterling and Mrs. Sarah Price of Bridgeport; two sons, Oscar Conley of Sardis and Carl Conley of Bridgeport, five brothers, George Conley of Fly, Dorman Conley of New Martinsville, Mason Conley of Sardis, Elmer Conley of Shadyside and Eugene Conley of Wheeling and seven grandchildren.  Four sons, Roy Conley of Fly, George Oliver, Walter Clifton and an infant son preceded him in death.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Mt. Olive Church with Rev. George Mendenhall of Marietta officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery.  [Calculated year of death = 1944]

 

Mary Neuhart Latta, nee Neuhart

Source:  MONROE CO., OH OBITUARIES, Vol. 2 , page 37

Mrs. Mary Newhart Latta, 72, mother of Dr. R.H. Latta of Graysville, died Friday evening at her home in Graysville following an illness of several weeks.

Mrs. Latta had spent her entire life at Graysville and in Monroe Co.  Her husband, Dr. A.F. Latta, died some years ago.  Survivors are her son, Dr. R. H. Latta; and two brothers, Frank Newhart & Willis Newhart of Batesville.

Funeral services were held at the home in Graysville Monday afternoon at 1:00 in charge of Minister J.V.A. Traylor of the Church of Christ, of which she was a member.  Internment was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Besides her church affiliation, Mrs. Latta was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, of Woodsfield.  They conducted the ritualistic service at the cemetery, commemorating the virtues of their departed sister.

Mrs. Latta was loved and highly respected in her home community.  Endowed by nature with a fine personality, and motivated by a fine Christian spirit, she won and kept the friendship and good will of a wide acquaintance.  Her passing to her heavenly reward is mourned by scores of friends beyond the family circle."  (11 August 1944)

 

Winfield Scott Gatten
Source: The Monroe County  Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 14, 1944)

Winfield Scott Gatten, oldest son of Joseph Thomas Gatten and Hannah Jane Highman Gatten, was born at Graysville, Ohio on September 5, 1872. He departed this life at his home on Sycamore Street at 12:20 Thursday afternoon, August 31, 1944, having  attained the age of 71 years, 11 months and 26 days. He had been ailing for a few weeks from a heart condition.  He was united in marriage with Martha Viola Smith on February 25, 1899.

Mr. Gatten leaves to mourn his departure, besides his wife, one son, Oliver Thurman Gatten, of Lewisville: five daughters. Mrs. W.W. Willison, of Smithville, Ohio; Mrs. Chloe May Farley, of Akron; Mrs. Mary Mildred Hoover, of Akron; Mrs. Edna Lourena Simmons and Mrs. Sarah Jane Cramblett, of Woodsfield; two brothers, John Gatten, of Woodsfield, and Hamilton Gatten, of Crystal, Michigan; fourteen grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; one brother, Oliver Gatten; one sister, Mrs. Tabitha Jane Gray, and one grandson, Jack Edwin Farley, who passed away August 31, 1942, exactly two years before his own death.

His entire life was spent in Monroe County. A builder of houses by vocation, he leaves many structures as monuments to his industry and craftsmanship. In his daily work he took great pride in doing things well, remembering that 1900 years ago, in Nazareth, across the ocean, Jesus of Nazareth was a carpenter.In early youth he became interested in spiritual things, and an intense student of the holy scriptures. Having learned his duty, he obeyed the gospel at Richfork congregation, was baptized in the icy waters of Richfork stream, and forthwith, set himself to the task of becoming as active worker in the church. He was a faithful member of The Church of Christ.  As an exhorter, a teacher, a song leader, and an elder, his life has been an inspiration to all who knew him. In his daily work, as in his worship, he implicitly obeyed the scriptural induction to " Study to show thyself approved unto God: a workman that needeth not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth."

Mr. and Mrs. Gatten resided on a farm in Wayne Township, Ohio until about 1942 when the moved to Woodsfield, Ohio.

Devout, patient, informed, charitable of faults in others, faithful to his friends and his convictions, of him it can be truly said  that he remained faithful to the end. Like the crashing of the mighty tree on the horizon, his sudden passing leaves a void in the family circle, the community, and the church, a void that will not be soon or easily filled.

 

Green grew the grass above thee:

Friend of our better days.

None knew thee but to love thee;

Nor named thee but to praise.

 

Busche, Herbert Busche
Herbert Busche Is Killed in Accident, June 1, 1944
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          Herbert Busche, 33, was instantly killed in an automobile accident on The Clifford Ring Hill near Low Gap about eleven o'clock Sunday night. It is believed that a broken axle caused the car to turn over a steep embankment while going down the hill.
          Mr. and Mrs. Busche, who live at Gypsum, Ohio, had come to Monroe County Sunday morning to spend their vacation with relatives. They had spent the day with  Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cline and were on their way to the home of  Mrs. Busche's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dillon, when the accident happened.
          In the car with Mr. and Mrs. Busche were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dillon and their daughter, Miss Carrie Dillon.  Miss Dillon sustained a broken leg, and  Mrs. Dillon, serious injuries. Both were taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dillon received chest and leg injuries. Mrs. Busche was not seriously injured.
          Surviving Mr. Busche are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Dillon Busche; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Busche of New Matamoras, Route 2;  one sister,  Mrs. Bernadine Hensel of New Matamoras Rt.2;  and two brothers, of the home; and Ralph Busche, S-2c of Gulfport, Miss.

Devore, Clair Devore and James Ullman
Two Boys Drown Sunday Near Stafford
Died, June 8, 1944
Clair Devore Loses Life In Attempt To Rescue James Ullman:
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          A double drowning shocked the Stafford-Lewisville communities Sunday afternoon when two fine young men lost their lives in Clearfork Creek, about two miles southeast of Stafford. They were James Henry Ullman, who would have been 22 years of age on June 29 and Clair Devore who was 17 years old last November 6. Devore, a fairly good swimmer was in the water, which in places was 12 to 15 feet deep. He cautioned his friend not to come out too far and Ullman replied that he would wade close to the bank. As he was wading  he suddenly disappeared, apparently stepping into a deep hole. Devore went to aid him and both were drowned.
          This is according to three ten year old boys, Donald and Charles Hines and Junior Robbins who were sitting on the bank. They summoned help and Leonard Hines and William Hawkins arrived almost immediately and Ullman was taken out of the water in about 15 minutes, but he couldn't be saved while Devore was in the water about 45 minutes.
          Devore was graduated this year from the Lewisville High School and had done excellent work.  He had won a four-year scholarship in college of agriculture at Ohio State University.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Devore of near Lewisville; one brother  Carl who is with the armed forces in England and  Glen of the home and four sisters, Mrs. Chester Deeker, Geraldine, Eileen and Joan of the home.
          Ullman is survived by his father, Walter Ullman and one sister.  Mrs. Dorothy Kestner of Port Clinton.  His only brother, Lester who preceded him death in Africa last September.  James had passed his pre-induction  examination and was waiting to be called for service.  He was graduated from the Lewisville High School.

 

John R. Carpenter

Source:  Barnesville Whetstone, Barnesville, Ohio; Thursday, 16 Nov. 1944

           John R. Carpenter, well known resident of Watt avenue, passed away in his home Thursday morning following a long illness.   Deceased, a son of Chris and Golda Stephens Carpenter was born Sept. 5, 1916, near Malaga.  He was a day laborer and for a number of years had been employed with Watt Car & Wheel Co.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia Carpenter, one daughter, his parents, maternal grandfather T. V. Stephens, Woodsfield.  He also leaves four brothers, Chester Carpenter in Cambridge,  Ralph Carpenter, Eldon;  Homer and Melvin Carpenter in the home;  three sisters, Mrs. Michael Schwallie, Sewellsville, Mrs. Harry Wildes, Barnesville and Miss Betty Carpenter of the home.

            Funeral services was held on Saturday afternoon in Boston Methodist Church and burial made in cemetery nearby.

 

Julius H. Meeks

Source:  The Bellingham [Washington] Herald; 9 Aug 1944, p 3

                                JULIUS H. MEEKS, AGED 66, CALLED

        Julius Henry Meeks, aged 66 years, died at this home 3012 Victor St., Wednesday, after a residence of five years.  He was employed at the Brooks Lumber company.

        Immediate survivors include his widow Emma M., at home; five sons, Kenneth of Burbank, Calif., George a Corporal in the U.S. Army; Russell at Portland, Ore., Earl at Seattle, Wash., and Clement in the U.S. Navy ;and a daughter, Mrs. E.M. Johnston of Bellingham; three brothers, Tom and Weaver of Portland and Rolley of Marysville, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. J.H. White and Mrs. George Ralston of Portland; Mrs. Warren Beatty of Molalia Ore., and Mrs. Ray Faust of Seattle and three grandchildren.

        Funeral will be arranged by Harlow-Hollingsworth.

 

Source:  The Bellingham [Washington] Herald;  10 Aug 1944, p 15

Submitter's Note:  This later edition of the newspaper contained the above information plus the following information.

        The remains will be forwarded by Harlow-Hollingsworth Company to the  Bonney-Watson Funeral Home the evening of Friday, August 11, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 12 at 2 P.M.

 

Joseph Woodring

Source:  The  Cortland [Nebraska] News - 6 June 1944

        Joseph Woodring, former resident of Cortland and Beatrice, passed away at his home in St.Louis last week. He was a son of Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Woodring,

old residents of Cortland. He is survived by his wife and 3 sons.

Christman, Ida Christman  nee Paulus    

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy [Woodsfield, Ohio]; Thursday, 27 Jan 1944

                        MRS.  L. P. CHRISTMAN  DIES  WEDNESDAY

        Mrs. Louis P. Christman died at the home of her son, Dr. Nova A. Christman on Eastern avenue Wednesday, January 26 at 10:30 o'clock.  Mrs. Christman had been ill for several months.

        Ida Paulus Christman was a daughter of J. A. Paulus and the late Mrs. Paulus and was born near Woodsfield.  She had spent her entire life in this community.  She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church.

        Mrs. Christman is survived by her husband, five sons and one daughter:  Dr. Christman, in whose home she died; Walter and Roy Christman, of near Woodsfield, and Clayton and John Christman and Mrs. Freda Hamilton, of the home, near Woodsfield.  Also surviving are her father, J. A. Paulus, of Woodsfield Route 3; five brothers, Asher, of Woodsfield; Sam and Chester, of Woodsfield R. 3; Herbert of Cleveland, and John of Canton; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Christman, of near Woodsfield, and Mrs. Edna Niesz, of Woodsfield.

        The body was removed to the Bauer-Turner funeral home and will remain there, where short funeral services will be held at 1:30 Saturday p.m. EST, followed  by additional services at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church.  Rev. Walter Trogler, pastor of the church will officiate.  Interment will be made in Oaklawn cemetery.

 

Paulus, John A. Paulus    

Source:  The Spirit of Democracy [Woodsfield, Ohio]; 23 Mar 1944

                             JOHN  A.  PAULUS  DIES  SUNDAY

        John A. Paulus, prominent Center township farmer died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Niesz on Sunday morning, March 19 at five o'clock following a few days illness.  He had been removed to his daughter's home a few days ago from his farm home on Woodsfield Route 3.  He was born near Woodsfield on May 6, 1866 and was a son of Francis and Rosalie Schwartz Paulus.

        On February 27, 1889 he was united in marriage with Catherine Latta, who preceded him in death, five years ago.  One daughter, Mrs. Ida Christman, also preceded him in death on January 6,* 1944.

         Surviving are five sons and two daughters:  They are Asher, Woodsfield; Sam and Chester, of Woodsfield R. 3; Herbert, of Lakewood and John, of Massillon; Mrs. Ethel Christman, of Woodsfield R. 3 and Mrs. Edna Niesz at whose home he died.  Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, one grandson, Pfc. Fred Paulus is with the armed forces and is stationed at Chatham Field, Georgia.  There are eight great grandchildren.

        Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church on Tuesday morning preceded by short services at the Bauer-Turner funeral chapel.  Services were in charge of his pastor, Rev. Walter Trogler. Mr. Paulus had been a faithful and active member of this church since 1890.  Interment was made in Oak Lawn cemetery.

        Mr. Paulus was a man of pleasing personality, kind and friendly in his attitude, and his home was known for its atmosphere of neighborly hospitality, especially before the death of his wife whose kindness matched that of her husband in their home life.  In such homes is the American way of life found at its best and scores of friends beyond the family circle also regret his death even at the age of four-score and eight years young.  Pleasant memories of his kindness will long be a priceless heritage of both family and friends.

*Submitter's Note:  The obituary for his daughter Ida Christman stated she died on January 26, 1944.

 

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Charles Ackerman
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Issue:  Woodsfield, Ohio, June 11, 1945
    Charles Ackerman, aged 75, passed away at his home on West Marietta street, Saturday evening at six o’clock. He had been in failing health for several weeks but only seriously ill since last Tuesday.
    He was united in marriage with Margaret Knoch, who passed away in October 1921. He later married Lida Spence, who survives.
    Also surviving besides his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Louis R. Schumacher, of Woodsfield Rt. 1; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Clarence Lafferre, of Robinson, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Charles Brubach, and one brother, Henry Ackerman, both of Woodsfield; also several grandchildren.
    The body was brought to the Galbraith Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock, with the Reverend Walter R. Trogler, of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio

 

Pvt. Russell Morris 

Pvt. Russell Morris entered into eternal rest March 03, 1945.  Mr. And Mrs. Adolph Morris, of Lewisville, route 2, received a telegram from the war department on march 19th, stating their son, Pvt. Russell a. Morris was killed in Germany on March 3rd.

Private Morris, who entered service October 14, 1942, received his basic training in North Carolina, sailing for overseas December 26,1942. He was wounded in Italy where he spent six months in the hospital, returning to the states in February 1944. Following his recovery, he received additional training in Texas, and again sailed for overseas in February, 1945. He landed in Belgium on February 25th and on March 3rd was killed.

Russell was born July 03,1921 at Harrisville, WV. He leaves to mourn his departure, his father and mother, Adolph and Emma Morris; one brother and seven sisters, Clarence Morris and Mrs. Edna Huntsman of Belmont; Mrs. Estelle Lendon and Mrs. Vesta Morris, both of Woodsfield Route 3; Mrs. Nellie Matz of Lewisville Rt.2; Mrs. Bertha Longdon , of Louisville, KY and Nettie of the home; also a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Here at last, and over yonder

Just within the pearly gates

Watching still for loved ones coming

Now our son and brother waits.

 

When we too, shall cross the river

And on earth no longer roam

May we reunite together

Safe at last in that bright home.

 

John Reischman

Source: The Zanesville Ohio Signal, dated, 20 Feb 1945

(John Reischman was born on 25 Feb 1871 in Ohio. He died on 16 Feb 1945 in Miltonsburg, Monroe Co., OH. )

WOODSFIELD -- Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. John's Catholic Church in Miltonsburg for John Reischman with Rev. Father George F. Drescher officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery by the Galbraith Funeral
Home of Woodsfield.  Mr. Reischman died at the home of his son, Leo, on Friday [16 Feb 1945].

He is survived by two sons, Leo of the home, and Gilbert of Bridgeport. One daughter preceded him in death several years ago. Also surviving are one brother, Peter of Woodsfield Route 3 and three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Baker of Woodsfield Route 5, Mrs. Joseph Burkhart of Barnesville, and Mrs. Anna Harper of Cambridge.

 

Dietrich, William E. Dietrich
William E. Dietrich Dies At Hannibal
Died, January 19, 1945
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          Saturday afternoon, Monroe County, lost one of her best known citizens in the person of William F. Dietrich, whose death occurred at his home near Hannibal at  4 o'clock. He retired Friday evening apparently as usual but became ill in the night, having suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. A physician was summoned but the strong physique that had served an active mind for nearly 79 years had yielded to the inevitable.
          Mr. Dietrich was born April 28, 1866, being one of a family of twelve children born to the late John and Sarah Dietrich, who moved from a farm near Welcome, W.Va. to the present farm on "Buckhill Bottom" when Mr. Dietrich was six years old. Here he spent his boyhood, received the customary rural school education and on February 27, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah J. Cline. To this same home he brought his bride and here they reared their family, made a good living and a little more, supported schools and churches, and in short exemplified The American way of life at its best.
          Both parents lived to realize the glory of age, that of seeing their children out in the world making good, and took a just pride therein.
          Recognized by reason of character, ability and personality, Mr. Dietrich served his community in various capacities. Not only was he a faithful member of The Methodist Church at Hannibal, but he served on the church board for many years, also as member of the township school board and as township trustee, he was instrumental in securing
better school facilities and road improvement in his community. From  1912 to 1916 he served as county commissioner and at the time of his death was a member of the county board of education, and had been for nine years. In both larger spheres he was an advocate of improvement and progress.
          Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich took life in its stride, including the solicitude of those in military service of two wars. His son, Donald C. Dietrich, now treasurer and general manager of The Wheeling Wholesale Grocery Co. and member of Wheeling city council was a member of the first contingent of nine men to go to Camp Sherman in World War 1. They left for Camp Sherman on Sept. 7, 1917.
          Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at The Rush Funeral Home in Clarington in charge of his pastor, Rev. Kenneth Evans, and were largely attended. Sympathy and esteem of friends were evidenced by many floral offerings from individuals and organizations.
          Interment was made in the family lot in The Buckhill Cemetery, near the late residence.
          Up to the day of his death, Mr. Dietrich's habitual energy, self-reliance and desire to be useful characterized his daily life. He refused to retire in the usual sense of the word, and was carrying a farm program worthy the effort of a man many years his junior.

Feiock, John W. Feiock
Dies at Hebron
Published    January 11, 1945
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          Many friends in Monroe County regretted last week to learn of the death of John. W. Feiock, 78, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marion Robinson at Hebron. He had been in failing health the past year and confined to his bed for several weeks prior to his death, which occurred Thursday evening, Jan. 4.
          Mr. Feiock was born Sept. 30, 1866 in Lewisville, and was a son of George and Katherine (Butt) Feiock. He grew to manhood in that community and for a number of years operated a hotel in Lewisville during the oil boom period and before the day of automobile travel. His pleasing personality and congeniality made many friends and he was elected sheriff of Monroe County serving from 1910 to 1914.  He also served as deputy fire marshall of Monroe, Belmont and Washington counties by appointment when James M. Cox was governor.
          Twenty-two years ago he moved to Hebron. He was always an ardent Democrat, but in 1924 he was elected Mayor of Hebron, serving two terms and was again elected in 1943. In the interim he served as a justice of the peace.
          Kindness, justice and fairness in his relations with people were outstanding characteristics of his personality, always. He was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical & Reformed Church in Lewisville and also of Hebron Lodge F. & A.M.
          Besides his widow, Louisa (Friday) Feiock, he is survived by one daughter, Eunice, Mrs. Marion Robinson;  a grandson, Paul Robinson, in The U.S. Navy. and one brother  Charles E. Feiock, of Lewisville.
          Funeral services were held at the home, Saturday afternoon with Rev. Weed officiating. Final rites were held at St. Peter's Church at Lewisville, Sunday afternoon, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Walter Trogler. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery at Lewisville.
          The near relatives appreciate sincerely the sympathy extended and the many kindnesses of friends and neighbors.

John William Dougherty

Source:  OBITUARIES OF MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, Volume 2, p 83

        John William Dougherty, son of Friend J. and Louisa Ellen (Nalley) Dougherty, was born near  Graysville, Ohio, January 1, 1905, and died December 16, 1945, at the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va., where he was taken December 4, being at the time of his death, 40 years, 11 months and 15 days of age.

        On April 16, 1924, he was united in marriage with Josie Marie Mayfield.

        Surviving near relatives are his mother, of Graysville; his wife and daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hogue and Mrs. Phyllis Haught, of Antioch; his four grandchildren, Kaye, Carolyn, and William Hogue and Richard Haught all of Antioch; four brothers, David Dougherty, of Antioch; Ralph Dougherty of Graysville, and Harry and Frank Dougherty, of Parkersburg, W.Va.

        He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Clarence, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Cline.

        On June 26, 1933, he became a member of the Methodist Church at Antioch.

        Except for seven years spent with Empire Pipe Line Co. at Madison, Kansas, he spent his entire life in Monroe Co.

        For the last several years he suffered patiently from disabilities resulting from a back injury.  Everything known by doctors was done for his relief but in vain for---

                              There is a Reaper whose name is Death,

                              And with his sickle keen,

                              He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,

                              And the flowers that grow between.

        Patient, lovable, friendly Bill is with us here no more, but, he too, has left his footprints on the sands of time, and his gentle and kindly spirit in the hearts and minds of those who knew him.

        Funeral services were held at the Antioch Methodist church at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.L. Baker, of Barnesville, a former pastor of the Antioch charge.  Interment was in

the Antioch cemetery.

        Pall-bearers for the service were his brothers, Harry, Ralph and David Dougherty; his nephew Kenneth Dougherty; and his sons-in-law, Norman Hogue and Jack Haught.

 

Elma Johnson nee McElfresh

Source:  Noble County [Ohio] Leader; Thursday, 19 April 1945

        Mrs. Elma McElfresh Johnson, aged fifty-six years, died at the home of her son, Earl Johnson, on West Belford Street, last Sunday at 9:30 P.M. following an illness.

         She was the daughter of the late Wilson and Zimma Carpenter McElfresh, was born in Monroe County, near Stafford, but had spent most of her life near Carlisle, east of Caldwell. She was a member of the the MT. Tabor Methodist Church. Her husband, Walter Johnson, and a son Clyde, preceded her in death. Surviving are the one son, Earl Johnson, of Caldwell, at whose home she died, and four grandchildren.

         Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in the MT. Tabor Methodist Church, with the Rev. David A. Doan officiating. Interment was made in the MT. Tabor cemetery, with the McVay-Schilling funeral home in charge.

 

In Memory
Truax, Mrs. Nora Truax
[Nora B. Stephen  b: 1890  d: 1944 (dau. of Ulysses S. (obit) and Emily Stephens) married Edward E. Truax]
Source--Newsclipping
Published--1945

    In loving memory of my dear mother, Mrs. Nora Truax, who departed this
life one year ago today, June 28, 1944.

On and oft, my heart does wander
   To a grave and far away,
Where they laid my dear mother
   Just one year ago today.

When the evening shadows are falling
   And I am sitting all alone,
There comes to me a longing
   If only she could come back home.

A happy home we once enjoyed,
   How sweet the memory still,
But death has left a lonliness
   The world can never heal.

Sleep on, dear Mother,
   Sleep on and be at rest,
The ones who of you are thinking
   Are the ones who loved you best.

A daughter-------Mrs. Ralph Dillon.

 

Samuel Hart PlumerClick here for Obituary and BioSketch

 

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Mrs. Martha Hissom Cooley, 84, wife of Daniel W. Cooley, died Sunday afternoon, December 29th, at 12:15 o’clock at her home on First Avenue, Paden City, W. Va., following a lengthy illness.  Born May 25, 1862 at Monroe County, Ohio, the deceased was a life resident of the Paden City Methodist Church.  Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Grant Fish of New Martinsville, W. Va., and Mrs. Louis Pupal of Cleveland, and two sons, Ira Cooley of the home and Alex Cooley of Sardis.  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Paden City.  Rev. T. W. Hayes officiated.  Burial was in Northview cemetery at New Martinsville.  (1946)

 

Bennett, Elias Jackson Bennett

 Source: Spirit of Democracy, Monroe County Ohio, 14 November 1946

  Well Known Evangelist Dies in Barnesville--Evangelist Elias Jackson Bennett. widely known throughout this district, died at his home at 409 Dorsey Ave., Barnesville at 11:45 a.m. Sunday following a long illness. Mr. Bennett retired from the ministry several years ago because of ill health. He was born in Monroe county, near Woodsfield on December 10, 1874, a son of Benoni S. and Margaret Mobely Bennett, and had resided in Barnesville a number of years.

  Surviving are his wife, Clara M. Bennett; four sons, George L. Bennett of Darby, PA.; Benoni F. Bennett of Denver, Colo.; Carl E. Bennett of the U.S. Merchant Marine and Lt. Col. Elias F. Bennett of Arlington, Va. Five grandchildren, one brother, Marion Bennett of Cleveland; one half-brother, Cecil Bennett of Bedford; Two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Shepherd and Mrs. Katherine Eddy of Barnesville; and a half-sister, Mrs. Ruby Friday of near Jerusalem, also survive. Mr. Bennett was a member of the W. Main Street Church of Christ in Barnesville.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Campbell funeral home, Barnesville, in charge of Evangelist Holly N. Smith and Evangelist Lawrence Reed. Interment was in Crestview Memorial cemetery, Barnesville. [Clara, nee McMahon, was the second wife of Elias. They had no children.]

                              
Caroline Yoho, nee Young
 DEATH: Caroline Yoho, d. 6 May 1946, Center Twp., b. 29 Mar 1861, Monroe Co.,
 Pneumonia, Housewife, Parents. Fred Young, father.
 (Source: Monroe Co., Ohio Health Department Book ? - extracted by Clarice &  John Stanley, 2/18/1988)

 

Christian  Adam Matz

Christian Adam Matz was born on March 27, 1864 near Woodsfield, Ohio in Monroe County.  Christian and Lou Ellen Latta , were married on July 16, 1901 in Monroe County, Ohio by Rev. Thes. A. Hofell. Lou Ellen was born on   March 31, 1871, the daughter of John  and Mary J. Morris Latta.  Christian was a carpenter by trade. Christian, Lou Ellen  and  five children lived in Lewisville, Ohio until about 1916 when they moved to Ashland, Ohio.  Christian, age 83, passed away Saturday morning, October 12, 1946, at his home in Ashland. He suffered a stroke for two months and then followed by another stroke. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in  at the Gilbert funeral home in Ashland with Rev. H.H. Lentz in charge.  Burial was in Ashland cemetery. Christian’s sisters, Rachel Christman and Elizabeth Hines, and his brother Wm. F. Matz attended the funeral.

 

John Zwick

Source:  The Louisville Herald, dated 14 Feb 1946
(John Zwick was born on 04 Dec 1868 in Lewisville, Monroe Co., OH.. He died on 08 Feb 1946 in Louisville, Stark Co., OH..)

John ZWICK, 77, a retired farmer, died Saturday in the home of a son, Clarence Zwick of Devinney Ave., Louisville. Born in Monroe County, Mr.Zwick resided in Louisville 34 years. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church. 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Emma Zwick; nine sons, Clarence, John, Harry, Homer and Francis all of Louisville, Roman of Massillon, Ralph and Marion of Canton and Edward of Harrisburg; two daughters, Mrs. A. M. Kramer and Mrs. Romia Rothermel of Canton; five brothers, Peter, George, Joseph and Charles of Lewisville, Monroe County, and Michael of Louisville; one sister, Mrs. Rosie Smithberger of Noble County; 33 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body will be taken today from the Paquelet panors to the home of Clarence Zwick.

Services will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St. Louis Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery at Harrisburg.

 

Jerry Richard Latta

The Canton Repository, Canton, Oh, Nov, 1946

           Jerry Richard Latta, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon J. Latta of 2421 Tuscarawas St E, died Tuesday night in Mercy Hospital. The child also leaves a sister, Betty Jane of the home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Latta of Canton and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller of Howenstine, and the great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Schaub of East Sparta and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Miller of Howenstine.

          The body is at the McCreery-Kreighbaum funeral home at East Sparta. Funeral services are planned for Thursdy afternoon conducted by Rev. D. A. Burdge.

 

Nancy Wilson Danford

Barnesville Enterprise 6 March, 1946

Nancy Wilson Danford died at the age of 91 at the home of her daughter, Dulcie, near Salesville. She was a member of the Quaker City M.E. Church. She was buried in Friends Cemetery. At the time of her death she had 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Jennie Mercer

Source: 1946 newspaper clipping

     Mrs. Jennie Mercer, 72, died Sunday, January 20, 1946 in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Hackathorn at Bergholz, OH.  She had resided in Bergholz 38 years and was a member of Bergholz Methodist Church.  Her husband Jacob Mercer died in 1927.  Surviving are four sons, Ernest of Steubenville, OH, Samuel of Paris, OH, Earl of Jewett, OH, and Leb of Bergholz, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Bertha) Morrow, Mrs. James (Margaret) Hackathorn and Mrs. Charles (Mollie) Hackathorn of Bergholz, OH, and Mrs. Joe (Callie) Hemphill of Flushing, OH.

 

Benjamin Okey Mayfield

Source:  OBITUARIES OF MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, Vol 2, p 22

        Benjamin Okey Mayfield was born December 14, 1871 at Iuka, Tyler Co., W.Va., and passed away June 12, 1946 in Bloomingdale, Michigan, being at the time of his death 74 years, 5 months and 28 days of age.  He was the son of John W. and Mary Beverlyn Mayfield.

        On March 11, 1900 he was united in marriage with Catherine Duffy who preceded him in death on November 13, 1938.  Three children were born to this union:  Mrs Love Fisher of Bloomingdale, Michigan; Mrs Josie Dougherty of Antioch, OH.; and John Mayfield of Massillon, Ohio.

        Mr. Mayfield came to Ohio from West Virginia nearly fifty years ago and remained there until he went to Michigan over a year ago to live with his daughter, Mrs Love Fisher, in whose home he passed away.

        He was a member of the Methodist Church at Antioch and faithfully served the Sunday School as Superintendent for a number of years.  He was also a member of Monroe Lodge No. 189, F.andA..M. for more than twenty-five years.

        Surviving besides his children are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, R.G. Mayfield, of Charleston, W.Va. and two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Ankrom of Sistersville, W.Va., and Mrs Sarah Wise of New Martinsville, W.Va.

                              Sunset and evening star

                              and one clear call for me;

                              and may there be no mourning at

                              the bar, when I put out to sea.

        Funeral services were conducted from the Haudenschield Funeral Home at Antioch, with additional services at the Antioch Methodist Church on Saturday arfternoon, June 15th, at two o'clock with Rev. J.L. Baker, of Barnesville, officiating.  Services were conducted by Monroe Lodge No. 189 F.&A.M. at the Antioch Cemetery where burial was made.

 

John R. Stephen

Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder; Tuesday, 26 November 1946

        John R. Stephen, 63, of Calais, Monroe county, died at 10:45 o'clock Sunday night in St. Francis hospital (Cambridge) where he had been a patient since Wednesday.

        He was born in Monroe county and for the past several years had lived at Calais.  He was a member of the Seneca Valley Church of Christ and had been a farmer.

        Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Stephen of the home, four sons, Kyle of Canton, Orion, who is in the navy, and Vernon and Neal of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Forshey of Guernsey, O., Mrs. Thelma Uppole of the home; and Mrs. Florence Bunting of Quaker City; two brothers and four sisters.

        The body has been taken to the Eberle funeral home in Quaker City, pending arrangements.  Burial will be in Calais cemetery.

 

Caroline Roth Dierkes

Source:  Times Recorder 2 November 1946 Zanesville, Ohio

Clarington, O.--Caroline Roth Dierkes, 87, died Wednesday afternoon, at the farm home near Oak Grove. Surviving are her husband, Fred Dierkes, 88, four sons, Clyde of the home, Edward, and Wesley, North Jackson, and Frank, Clarington, a number of grandchildren including Mrs. Paul Bonar whom Mrs. Dierkes has mothered since her infancy. There are also some great grandchildren.  Mrs. Dierkes was the last member of the Roth family which included Mrs. Jacob Ischy, Fred and John Roth of Ohio township. She had been a semi-invalid for years due to two hip fractures, recovering enough from each, to do most of her own house work.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the home, and from the Apostolic church on Baptist Ridge where burial will be made.

 

Belinda Evelyn Rouse nee Nalley

Source:  Newspaper in 1946 "Mrs. Rouse Dies At Murphytown At Age 101 Years; Native Of Ohio"

         Mrs. Belinda Evelyn Rouse, one of Wood County's oldest residents, died this morning at 8:40 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Treadway, at Murphytown, at the age 101. Mrs. Rouse was 101 years of age on September 12, 1945.

         A native of Woodsfield, Ohio, she was married to the late George W. Rouse in 1865. They moved to Parkersburg in 1867, and the remainder of Mrs. Rouse's life was spent in the Murphytown community. She was a member of the Murphytown Methodist church.

Five of the fourteen children born to Mrs. Rouse survive.  They are Mrs. John Kay Dye of this city; Mrs. A. A. Main of Erie, Pennsylvania; Mrs. John Treadway, with whom she made her home; Mr. Russell Rouse of Davisville, and Charles A. Rouse of Sydney, Arkansas. Also surviving are 40 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  [See also, Belinda Evelyn Rouse (Nally)]

 

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Herman Jay Frank, 61, of Ridge Road, died this morning July 28, 1947 in the Bethesda Hospital where he had been a patient one day.

     Mr. Frank had been employed at Hazel-Atlas Plant No. 2.  A resident of Zanesville for the past 25 years, he attended the First Church of Nazarene but was a member of the Methodist church at Louisville [sic], O.

     Surviving are his widow, Olive Jane Frank, five sons, Elmer of Seattle, Harold of Pershing Road, Clarence, Robert and Wilfred, all of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Orr of Gratiot and Miss Bonnie Frank, also of the home; five brothers, Freeman and Osal, both of Louisville [sic](Lewisville), Wesley and Price, both of Ashland, and Oscar of Woodsfield; a sister, Mrs. Rosa DeVore of Woodsfield, and six grandchildren.

     The body has been removed to the Dean-Swope funeral home.  Burial will be in Memorial Park.

 

Lyda Ackerman (nee Spence)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, Monday, Feb. 10, 1947
    Mrs. Lyda Ackerman, daughter of James and Elizabeth Spence, was born November 5, 1874, and died Saturday night, February 1st, in the Schmidt Clinic, in Robinson, Illinois, at the age of 72 years, two months and twenty-six days.
    Mrs. Ackerman had been a resident of Woodsfield until January 19 when she left to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Lafferre in Robinson. She took seriously ill on the 22nd.
    On November 13, 1923, she was united in marriage with Charles Ackerman who preceded her in death June 10, 1945.
    Surviving are the one daughter, Mrs. Lafferre, and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Louis R. Schumacher, of Woodsfield; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Denbow, of Lewisville; two brothers, James Spence, of Lewisville, Ohio, and Charles Spence, of Ashland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held at the Galbraith funeral home on Wednesday afternoon, at two o’clock, with the Reverend Walter Trogler, of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Burial was made beside her husband in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Warfield, Roena Elenor Warfield (nee McMahon)

Source: Newspaper clipping, Belmont County Ohio, May 1947

  Mrs. Warfield, 89, Dies Thursday [correct is 08 May 1947]--Mrs. Roena Warfield, 89, died Thursday night at 11:30 in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Adams, Neffs. The body was taken to the Walter C. Bauknecht funeral home, and will be removed to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Dixon, Neffs. Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of Evangelist C. W. Rock, and burial will follow in Mt. Zion cemetery, Brooks Run.

  Mrs. Warfield was born near Woodsfield Dec. 24, 1857, a daughter of the late Isaac McMahon. She had resided in the Neffs vicinity for 60 years. Her husband, Joel Warfield, died 18 years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Emma Miller, Mrs. Martha F. Adams, Mrs. Lillian Ann Dixon [correct is Lydia Ann], and Mrs. Icithine Dailey [correct is Iciphene], all of Neffs; a brother William J., Barnesville, 22 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

 

Christina J. Dillon nee Cline
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, dated, June 23, 1947

Mrs. Christina Dillon, 55, wife of Charles Dillon, of New Matamoras, died Sunday morning, June 15th, at 2:30 o'clock in Marietta Memorial Hospital following her illness. She was admitted to the hospital Saturday noon.  Mrs. Dillon was born: Jan. 7, 1892 in Monroe Co. and spent the greater part of her life in the New Matamoras Community. Her parents were Marshall and Amelia Barlow Cline. She was a member of The Jericho Christian Union Church.

Surviving are her husband and twelve sons and daughters. They are: Mrs. Wm. Cross, of Woodsfield; Mrs. Wm. Huffman, Mrs. Manuel Eckelberry, Mrs. James W. Cline and Mrs. Denzil Rinard of New Matamoras; Mrs. Ralph Scott, of Alliance; Mrs. Charles Durant and Mrs. Roy Bauer, of Canton; Charles Dillon, Jr., Robert Dillon, Edwin Dillon and William Dillon, of the family home. There are 11 grand children.  Brothers and sisters are Stewart Cline, of Burlington Heights; Hershel Cline, of Griffin, Indiana; Roy Cline, of Graysville; Mrs. Alice Howell and Mrs. Olive Yost, of Woodsfield.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at The Jericho
Church. Interment was in the cemetery nearby.

 

Martha Viola Gatten nee Smith
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 23, 1947, Thursday

Mrs. Martha Viola Gatten , 72, widow of the late Winfield Gatten, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Thurman Gatten, on Lewisville, Route 2, following an extended illness.

Surviving are one son, Thurman Gatten, at whose home she died; five daughters, Mrs. W. W. Willison, Mrs. Ralph Farley and Mrs. Harry Hoover of Akron; Mrs. John Cramblett and Mrs. Thomas Simmons, of Woodsfield and three brothers, Harvey Smith of Graysville and Charles and John D. Smith of Woodsfield.

Mrs. Gatten was a member of The Church of Christ.  Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Galbraith Funeral Home, with Minister E. Gaston Collins officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

 

Charles A. Mercer

Source: newspaper clipping

      Charles A. Mercer died Tuesday evening at 6:45 PM at Glendale Hospital following a long illness.  He was born in Tyler County on July 15, 1883, a son of Jacob and Mary Wilson Mercer.

      He was a member of the Methodist Church of Paden City, WV.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Mercer; four sons, Russell of Rines Ridge, WV, Burl of Powhatan, Ohio, Charles and Dale  Mercer both at home; seven daughters, Mrs. Lillian Wright, of Follansbee, Mrs. Sadie Neely and Mrs. Mary Goodrich both of Moundsville, WV, Mrs. Hilda Bostic of Ft. Benjamin, IN, Mrs. Gail Roberts of Procter, WV, and Miss Juanita Mercer at home; 26 grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Ollie Snider of Paden City, WV; four half-sisters, and four half-brothers.  The body is at Grisell's pending arrangements for services.

 

Juanita Betts nee Neuhart

Source:  Quaker City [OHIO] Home Towner, Friday, 5 Dec. 1947

          Mrs. Juanita Neuhart Betts, 24, wife of Lester Betts, of Quaker City, died Thursday of last week in St. Francis hospital at Cambridge, following childbirth.

          The daughter of James and Hazel Mercer Neuhart, she was born near Batesville, Jan. 4, 1923.

          Besides her parents and her husband and son, she is survived by five brothers, Ralph Neuhart of Cambridge, Ray Neuhart of Batesville, Jimmy and Jack Neuhart of near Quaker City and Richard Neuhart,  near Batesville.

 

Fred Richner

Source:  Zanesville [Ohio] Signal; Thursday evening, April 10, 1947

        Woodsfield--Funeral services will be held in the Bauer-Turner Funeral home for Fred Richner of Wheeling, W. Va., Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock in charge of Evangelist J. M. Cochran and burial will be made in Oaklawn Cemetery. Mr. Richner died Monday afternoon in a hospital in Weston, W. Va. He was born in  Woodsfield, Oct. 7, 1891, a son of Cash Richner of Laings and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Neuhart Richner.

          He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elsie Schulz Richner, whom he married in 1912, and nine children: Mrs. Russell Craig, of Woodsfield, Route 4; Mrs.Clarence Riley of Woodsfield, Route 5; Emmett Richner of Cleveland; Mrs. Harland Altman of Wheeling; Mrs. John Finnerty, Charlotte, Mrs. Lawrence Beaver, Lucy and William, all of Wheeling.

 

John Monroe Stephen  obituary # 1

Source: New Sharon, Iowa, newspaper; Nov 1947

        Funeral services were conducted at the Assembly of God church Saturday afternoon Nov. 29, 1947 for John Monroe Stephen, a resident of New Sharon IA during the past 62 years who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1947, in the hospital at Mt. Pleasant IA following a lingering illness.

        Rev. R. McGhghy had charge of the service and burial was in the New Sharon Masonic Cemetery.

 

John Monroe Stephen  Obituary # 2

        John Monroe Stephen, son of A. J. Stephen and Margaret Stout Stephen, was born Oct. 21, 1861 in Monroe Co., Calais, Ohio. He departed this life on Nov. 26, 1947 in the hospital in Mt. Pleasant IA, aged 86 years 3 months and 5 days. Death came as a result of a lingering illness.

        On July 17, 1883, he was married to Sarah Morris daughter of Levi and Rebecca Jane Morris at Batesville, Ohio. To this union 8 children were born. Their first child, a son, died in infancy. Another son, Thomas Wallace, passed away in 1918, and Mrs. Stephen, his dear wife, passed away March 10, 1944. This leaves to mourn his passing his six living children: J. Oliver of La Porte Minn., Ralph Henry of Oskaloosa IA, Mrs Bessie Hook of Allerton IA, Mrs Helen Calland of Des Moines IA, Mrs Mary Vada Smith of Omaha Neb., Mrs Eva Watters of Oskaloosa IA. He also leaves 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren besides several brothers and sisters and many friends.

        When 23 years of age he, with Mrs. Stephen and son Oliver, moved to New Sharon IA where he resided the past 62 years with the exception of the months that he spent in the home of his son-in-law and daughter Walter and Bessie Hook of Allerton IA. In his younger years Mr. Stephen worked in the coal mines, made cement blocks, and worked for the telephone company. He will be missed by those who knew him and loved him.

 

Memorial Record [from funeral home]

John Monroe Stephen, born October 23, 1861, died November 26 1944.

Services held Assembly of God church, New Sharon, IA,   Nov. 29 1947, 2 pm; minister Rev G R McGhghy.

Interment in Masonic Cemetery, New Sharon,IA.

Pall bearers:  Arthur Watters  grandson, Cecil Watters grandson, Bernard Watters grandson , Teddy Calland grandson, Robert Stephen grandson , and Keith Stephen grandson.

Flower attendants:  Mrs. Ed Criss & Mrs Harrison Ver Steggh.

Musical selections: Old Rugged Cross, Will the Circle Be Unbroken and Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.

Verse:

         A door swings briefly open,

         And a loved slips away

         Slips from lifes dark shadows

         Into bright eternal day.

         Where earthly griefs are over,

         Where pain shall be no more

         To peace past understanding

         God has opened wide the door.

         Peace be to God.

 

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Anna L. Gramlich (nee Ackerman)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, February 23, 1948
    Mrs. Anna L. Gramlich, age 46, of Adamsville road, Zanesville, Ohio, Route 5, died Thursday evening, February 19th, at six o’clock at Good Samaritan hospital in Zanesville, following complications from an operation three weeks ago.
    A native of Woodsfield, she was the daughter of the late Conrad and Louise Cecil Ackerman. A member of the Pilgrim Evangelical and Reformed Church, Mrs. Gramlich resided in Zanesville for the past 23 years.
    Surviving are her husband, Charles C. Gramlich; a son, Edward Gramlich, of Zanesville; a daughter, Miss Helen E. Gramlich, of the home; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Geraldine Gramlich; a brother, Otto Ackerman, of Miami, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. One son preceded her in death.
    The body was brought to the Bauer and Turner funeral home on Sunday morning where funeral services were held at two o’clock Sunday afternoon. Reverend Walter Trogler, of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, Woodsfield, officiated. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield. 

Herman J. Egger
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, December 1948
    Herman J. Egger, age 67, well known and prosperous farmer of the Lewisville community, died in Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday evening, December 14, 1948. Having been in failing health for some time, he was admitted to Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, December 7th, undergoing a major operation last Thursday.
    The body was brought to the Gardner funeral home at Stafford and will be taken to the family home four miles north of Lewisville, Ohio this Thursday afternoon.
    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Claus Egger; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Landefeld, of Freeport, Ohio; one son, Elwood Egger, of the home; three grandchildren, and one brother, Homer Egger, of Barnesville, Ohio.
    Short funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, with additional services at the St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Middle Church, near Lewisville at two o’clock. Reverend Floyd L. Workman, of Lewisville, will officiate. Burial will be in the Church cemetery.

 

Lucinda Belford was born May 12, 1864, and passed away Sunday, August 22, 1948, at the age of 84 years, three months and ten days.  She was the daughter of the late Caspar and Frances Hendershot and the last of a family of ten children.  On May 16, 1883, she was married to Henry Belford and was the mother of four children, all surviving her.  Mr. Belford preceded her in death May 12, 1939.  She was a life long member of the Locust Grove church and was regular in attendance as health permitted.  Mrs. Belford will be missed in the home, church and the community, as she was interested in her friends and her family.  Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Sadie Hoskinson of Sardis, Mrs. Cleora Tenley of Sardis, Oliver Belford of Fly and Arthur Belford of Sardis, fifteen grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. 

 

So then, good night, Mother, only good night

Turn thy dear face to the mansions of light.

Life is so wonderful, life such as thine,

Death cannot end it, Good night, Mother mine.

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock at the Rush Funeral Home with final services at the Locust Grove Church at two o’clock with Rev. Samuel Huffman and Rev. Donald Smith conducting the services.  Interment was in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

 

Calvin Hendershot, 74, resident of twenty-seventh and Belmont Street, retired riverman and retired employee of the Wheeling Steel Corp., was found dead in his home, where he resided alone yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock by his daughter, Mrs. Frank Lewis¸ of Toronto, Ohio, who came to visit him, learning that he had been ill.  He was born in Monroe County, Ohio.  His wife, Amanda Hendershot, died in 1941.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred Lewis of Toronto, Ohio, and Mrs. Anthony Vanella¸of Columbus, a sister, Mrs. Sadie Belford, of Wheeling, a brother, William Hendershot, of Fly, Ohio, died last Monday.  Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.  The body was removed to the Walter Bauknecht Funeral Home, where services will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock, followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  (February 15, 1948, probably Bellaire, OH)

 

James V. Johnson

JAMES V. JOHNSON STRICKEN IN HOME  (brother of Adam D. Johnson) Quaker City-Oct. 4

James V. Johnson, 89, a native of Monroe County but a resident of near this community 41 years died at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday in his home here after an illness of several weeks.  He was born May 29, 1862 and spent most of his life farming.  He was the last of seven children and a member of the Quaker City Methodist church.  Besides his widow, Jennie Stephens Johnson he is survived by a daughter, Miss Helen of the home.  A son, Paul, died Aug. 16, 1948.  The body is in the Eberle funeral home where services are to be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  Burial will be in Friends cemetery.

 

James V. Johnson, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, at his home in Quaker City following a several weeks illness.  A son of James and Nancy Steele Johnson, he was born in Monroe county on May 29, 1862 and moved to Quaker City more that forty-one years ago.  The last of a family of seven children, he was a member of the Quaker City Methodist church.  Surviving are his wife Jennie Stephen Johnson, and one daughter, Helen of the home.  A sone, Paul, died in 1948.

 

Abner Highman

Source: The Monroe County Beacon, dated April 5, 1948, Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit

Abner Highman, son of Duncan and Sarah M. Highman, was born in Wayne Township, June 13, 1868. He departed this life at his home on Woodsfield, Route 2, Thursday, April 1st, being at the time of his departure 79 years, 9 months and 18 days of age.

His illness began a year ago which he bore patiently until the end. All that medical skill and tender care could do was done, but God saw fit to call him from this world unseen to us.

He was united in marriage with Phoebe Drake on January 10, 1889, and to this union six children were born, all of whom survive: Otto Highman, of Woodsfield, Route 2; Alonzo Highman, of Ashland, Ohio; Jay Highman of Lewisville, Ohio, Route ; David Highman, Mrs. D. S. Williams and Mrs. A. E. Cline, of Woodsfield, Route 2.

Also surviving besides his wife and the children, are the following brothers; Oliver Highman of Woodsfield, Route 2; Hamilton Highman of Woodsfield; and Oscar Highman of near Graysville, Ohio; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren and a host of more distant relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and the following brothers and sister; William Highman, James Highman, Clarence Highman and Mrs. D. E. Hartshorn.

Mr. Highman was a successful farmer, a faithful husband, a good neighbor, and a loving father. His passing is a hard burden to bear by the family, but we submit to Him who doeth all things well.

He was a member of the Connor Methodist Church and lived consistent in the belief and teaching of his church.

Brief funeral services were held at the late home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, with additional services at two o’clock at he Connor Ridge Methodist Church. Minister J. V. A. Traylor officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Gardner Funeral Home of Stafford in charge.

 

Glenn Leroy Highman
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Thursday, March 16, 1948

Glenn Leroy Highman, age 62, Clarington, Ohio, Rt.1, died March 8, 1978, at his home. He was born August 28, 1915, in Monroe County. Son of Charles and Pearl Nalley Highman. Retired Monroe County highway employee. Member of The Woodsfield Church of Christ.

Survived by his wife Edna Hoover Highman. Two daughters, Mrs. Ronald Schnegg, Clarington, Rt. 1; Mrs. Melvin Truex, Newport, Ohio. Three sisters, Mrs. Audrey Shafer, Lewisville, Rt. 2: Mrs. Mabel Hines, Lewisville, Rt. 2; Mrs. Waneta Dalrymple, Lewisville, Rt. 2. One brother, Edsel Highman, Graysville. Six grandchildren.

Friends were received at The Bauer Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield where services were held March 10. Burial was in The Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Ministers Russell Eddy and Charles Hendershot officiated.

 

Leland Daniel Highman

Source: The Monroe County Beacon, June 10, 1948 -- Military Services for Pfc. Leland Highman Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services will be held at The Bauer and Turner Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock for Pfc. Leland D. Highman who was killed in action in North Africa on May 6, 1943. The body will arrive this Thursday evening at The Bauer and Turner Funeral Home from Columbus, accompanied by a military escort, and will be taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Highman, near West Marietta Street, Friday. The body will be returned to the funeral home on Sunday morning.
The services will be conducted by Rev. Wm. M. Miller, of The Methodist Church. Full military honors will be conducted by Monroe County Post No. 5303, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Pfc. Highman was inducted into The Army, March 6, 1941, from Middletown where he had been employed for about three years with The Lamneck Sheet Metal Products Company. He had been stationed in North Africa for about one year, previous to his death. He was slightly wounded on April 23, 1943, but had recovered from these injuries and was again on the battlefield.

Leland was born on February 16, 1919, and was reared on Conner Ridge near Woodsfield. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Martha Haynes Highman Glock, and a daughter, Velma Louise, age six years, of West Jefferson, Ohio; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Highman; and the following sisters and brothers; Mrs. O. T. Gatten, of Lewisville, Rt. 2; Mrs. William Hines, of Lewisville, Star Route; Glenn Highman, of Woodsfield; Gerald Highman, of Lewisville, Route 2; Edsel Highman of near Graysville, and Mrs. Albert Dalrymple, on Woodsfield, Route 2
Spouse  Edna Hoover

Sylvester Oliver Highman
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, dated, Monday, February 16, 1948

Sylvester Highman, 54, merchant in Sarahsville for forty years, died suddenly Sunday night, February 8, at 10:30 o'clock of a heart attack at his home. He had been enjoying his usual health and death occurred about one hour after he was stricken.  Mr. Highman was born near Woodsfield, a son of Duncan and Emily Williams Highman, and was a member of The Conner Methodist Church near Woodsfield.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Truax Highman; one son, Lowell Gray Highman, student at Ohio University,  Athens;  three brothers, Herman Highman, of Chicago; A. G. Highman, of Ashland, and Clem Highman, of Zanesville; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Bradley of Newark; Mrs. Inez Schumate and Mrs. Rita Singer, both of Zanesville. One brother, Knox Highman, died eight years ago.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the family home with
burial in The Valley View Cemetery at Sarahsville, Ohio.

 

Otto Carpenter

Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Monday, 5 April 1948

          Services for Otto Carpenter, 51, Uhrichsville, who died Friday at Twin City Hospital, Dennison, after an illness of pneumonia, were held Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister, Ocie Carpenter, Quaker City R.D. Additional services were held at the Calais Methodist Church with Rev. Marie Tschappat officiating. Burial was in Calais Cemetery in charge of Brubach Funeral Home, Summerfield. Mr. Carpenter was a veteran of World War I.

            Surviving are his wife Harriet, six sons, Clayton of the Army of occupation in Germany, Willie, Leonard, Junior, Tommie and Dennis Jack of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Henry, Uhrichsville, Wilma Lee, Wanda Grace and Linda Marlene, of the home; two brothers, Lewis, Quaker City and Joseph, Summerfield and three sisters, Ocie and Goldie of near Quaker City, and Mrs. Rebecca Leach, Summerfield.  *My note:  2 Apr 1948

 

Edna Ellen Smith nee Kinkade

Source:  Hancock County Historical Society, Carthage, Illinois, Siegfried XIX  Page 86

Edna Ellen Smith  Dies In Hospital  Edna Ellen Smith, daughter of Charles Andrew Kinkade and Cordelia Delano Atwood, was born in Keokuk, Iowa, September 29, 1874, and passed away at Missouri Baptist hospital, St. Louis, Mo., April 19, 1948.   She was united in marriage to James Guthrie Smith April 16, 1902, at Keokuk. He passed away Feb. 2, 1929.   Most of her early life was spent in Hamilton, Illinois, Keokuk, Iowa, and Kahoka, Missouri. She served many years as telephone operator in Bentley, Illinois. She went to Washington, D. C., in 1935, to live with her daughter, Lucille. Since 1942 they have lived in St. Louis. She was a member of the Christian church.   She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Harold Gaylord Smith and Leslie Blake Smith, of Roseville, Ill., and three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Akers, of Bowen, Ill., Mrs. Blanche Long, of Carthage, Ill., Mrs. Lucille Champlin, of St. Louis, Mo., a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Meeks, of Burbank, Calif., and two brothers, Stansberry and Frank Kinkade, both of the state of Washington, also ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a host of friends

 

John William Morris

Published in the Fairview Oklahoma Republican Newspaper.  Submitted by Paula Frichtl

JOHN  WILLIAM  MORRIS,  son of John A and Sarah A Morris, was born near Marietta, Ohio on Oct  22,  1860  and  passed from this life April 15, 1948 at the age of 87 years, 5 months and 23 days.  He  spent  his early  childhood in Ohio, moving to Halstead, Kansas  when  about  sixteen  years  old where he grew to manhood.  Mr. Morris  had  three  brothers:  Henry, Philo and

James  and  four  sisters:  Eliza, Harriet, Mary and Ida; all preceding him in death.  On  March  18,  1885  Mr.  Morris  was  united in marriage  to  Ella  A  Grant.   To  this  union  five children were born:  Forrest V who died in 1933, Earle B of Enid, Oklahoma, Mrs. Hazel Wells of Lyons,  Kansas,  Mrs.  Opal  Cook and Roy E. of Portland, Oregon.  In  1901  Mr.  Morris  with  his  family  moved  to Woodward, Oklahoma where he homesteaded and pioneered until 1918, when he moved to Fairview, Oklahoma  where  he  was  in business until about two  years  ago,  when  because  of  failing  health he retired.  In 1925  his wife departed  this life  and on March 22, 1931  he was  married to  Miss  Leta Kaufman who survives him.  In addition to the wife and children he is survived by  twelve  grandchildren  and  five  great grand -children.  A  grandson,  John  P.  Morris  and  one great granddaughter, Carol Lyn Tobias, preceded him in death.  At  an  early  age  Mr.  Morris  became a Christian and the  church  has  always  had first place in his life.  He was  a  faithful  and  devoted  servant  of the Lord and child of God.

 

Elizabeth Bartenschlag nee Yockey

Source: Monroe County, Ohio, newspaper

           Elizabeth Bartenschlag, daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Yockey, was born in Wheeling, W. Va., January 1, 1868, and  departed this life July 17, 1948, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Pickens, at Lewisville, Ohio, being at the time of her death  80 years, 6 months and 16 days old.          

In early childhood she moved with her family to Monroe County, Ohio, near Middle Church. Later the family moved to Wayne  Township.          

She was united in marriage with Fred Bartenschlag on April 29, 1890, who preceded her in death over sixteen years ago. To this  union five children were born. One daughter, Rosa, preceded her in death in infancy. Surviving are two sons and two daughters: Walter  Bartenschlag, of Lewisville, Alonzo Bartenschlag, of Canton; Mrs. Lucinda Pickens, of Lewisville, and Mrs. Florence McVey, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.          

In addition she leaves to mourn her departure a sister: Mrs. Mollie Dinger, of Wheeling, W. Va.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Laura  Truitt and Mrs. Howard Beam, of Columbus, Indiana, and Mrs.  Martha Dennis, in California; two half-brothers, William Yockey, of  Columbus, Indiana, and T. J. Yockey, of Fairview, Ohio; also a host  of other relatives and friends.          

At an early age she became a member of the Lewisville St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church, and retained her faith and hope until called home.          

The family has lost a good and loving Mother. She was always unmindful of herself but ever kind and considerate of others.          

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, July 20, with short services being held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Pickens, at 1:30 o'clock, followed by final rites at the Lewisville St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church. Rev. Walter Trogler, of Woodsfield, assisted by Rev. Floyd Workman, of Lewisville, officiated. Interment was made in the family lot in the Friendship Cemetery beside her husband.

 

Mrs. Frank Turner - nee Latta

Source:  MONROE COUNTY, OHIO OBITUARIES, Vol 1, p 32, citing paper of Thursday, March 11, 1948

        Mrs. Frank Turner, 64, former resident of Woodsfield, Ohio, who died in Bay City, Mich.*  The body will be brought to the Galbraith funeral home, Woodsfield, tonight.  Services in the chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment in Woodsfield.  Surviving are nine*  children,  Roger, Bernice, Katherine, Bessie, Nabel,** Nellie, Mary, Billie, Virginia and Ward Turner.

 

Submitter's Notes:

     * This is only a fragment of a sentence so perhaps the full article is not here.

     **  The article says nine children survive but 10 names are listed.

     *** This is elsewhere seen as  MABEL.

 

William R. (Rufer) Day

Source:  Noble County Leader, Caldwell, Ohio; Thursday, 27 May 1948

          Last rites were held Saturday for William R. (Rufer) Day, 71, who passed away at his home in Summerfield. Rev. Marie Tschappat officiated at the services with burial in Eastern Cemetery by the Brubach Funeral Home.

           Four sons survive. They are Kyle and Earl Day, Summerfield: Merle, of Caldwell; and Bert of Massillon.

           Brothers and sisters left to mourn his passing are Sherman of Barnesville; Cale, of Mount Vernon; Mrs. Hattie Mason, Kent; and Mrs. Lizze Pepper, of Summerfield.

 

James "Elmer" Hannahs

Source:  Zanesville [Ohio] Time Recorder; Monday, 14 June 1948

          Funeral services for Elmer Hannahs, 81, of near Calais, who was found dead at his home Friday were held Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Stephens of Calais.  Burial was made in Calais cemetery by the Brubach funeral home, Summerfield.

         According to Monroe County Coroner Paul Turner, death was probably caused early Friday by a heart attack.

          Surviving are six brothers, Demp of Summerfield; Thurman, Charles, Liston and Friend of Quaker City and Will of Newcomerstown; two sisters, Mrs. Katie Brownfield of Newark and Miss Minnie Hannahs of Columbus, three sons, Miles of Senecaville; Forrest of Summerfield and Ervin of Calais; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Carpenter of near Summerfield and Mrs. Stephens.

 

Louisa Eggensperger

Source:  OBITUARIES OF MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, compiled by Kathry Schafer Romick, p 45; citing newspaper of Thursday, December 2, 1948.

        Miss Louisa Eggensperger, 83, life resident of Monroe county, O., and member of a pioneer family died Wednesday at 2 a.m. in the home of her niece, Mrs. T.C. Thomas, West Forty-First Street, Shadyside.

        A daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Ann Eggensperger, she was born in Switzer** township, Monroe county, July 15, 1865.  She was the last member of her immediate family, four sisters and five brothers having preceded her in death.

        In addition to Mrs. Thomas surviving is another niece, Mrs. T.P. Kurtzman, a number of great-nieces and nephews, also several great-great-nieces and nephews.

        The body was removed to the Toothman funeral home in Jacobsburg, O., where brief services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, followed by additional rites in the Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed church at Clarington at 2 o'clock.  The Rev. Fred Zimmerman, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in Case cemetery, near Clarington.

 


**Submitter's Note: This should be Switzerland Township.

 

Margaret Matteson nee Peter

Source:  Fort Morgan [Colorado] Times; 3/2/1948, page 1

          Mrs. Margaret Matteson, wife of Lewis A. Matteson of Brush, died at

 Ebenezer hospital Sunday where she had been ill for the past eight days.

          She was 85 years of age and had been a resident of Morgan county since 1888.

          Mrs. Matteson was born in Ohio July 18, 1862.

          Besides her husband she is survived by six sons and two daughters. Benjamin Oldemeyer of Mercedes, Texas, John Oldemeyer of Brush, Herman Oldemeyer of Sioux City, Iowa, Michael Oldemeyer of Chico, Calif., Clarence Oldemeyer of Brush, Mrs. Alice Hanson of Oakland, Calif. and Mrs. Fleda Ohls??? Of Brush.

          One sister, Mrs. Lydia Bundy of Armona, Calif. survives. There are 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

          Funeral services will be held from the Brush Rankin Presbyterian church with Dr. A. G. Wallace officiating. Interment will be in the Brush cemetery. Frezieres Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Rowley, Isaac Samuel Rowley

Published in the Evansville Indiana Courier and the Evansville Indiana Press

Isaac S. Rowley, 76, of Gentryville, Ind., a retired employee of International Steel company, died at 10 0'clock yesterday morning at Deaconess Hospital.

Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Katie Rowley; three sons, Truman of Evansville, Ind., Wesley of Gentryville, Ind. and Jean (Gene) of Gary, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Witham, Mrs. Margaret Hendricks, Mrs Laura Higgins, all of Evansville, Ind., and Mrs Roberta Miller of Hammond, Ind.; one brother, John W. Rowley of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Arnold of Chrisney, Ind. and Mrs. Saphronia McMahon of Tell City, Ind.; and 13 grandchildren.

The body is at the Schaefer Funeral Home, Evansville, Indiana.

 

Harry M. Morris

Source:  Cambridge Jeffersonian [Cambridge, Ohio]; Thursday, 13 May 1948

        BYESVILLE, MAY 13--Harry M. Morris, 44, 259 S. Fifth Street, died Wednesday at 3 P.M. at Grant Hospital, Columbus, following an operation.

        Mr. Morris was born in Noble County, a son of the late John and Jane Morris, and was a resident of Byesville for the past 23 years. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

        Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Angeline Carpenter; five sisters, Mrs. George Distler, Lewisville, Miss Golda Morris, Summerfield, Mrs. Ada Reed, Akron and Mrs. Rose Miracle and Mrs. Mary Denbow, both of Byesville; and three brothers, Henry and Homer, Summerfield and Wilburt, Byesville.

        The body was removed to the Herlan Funeral Home and will be taken to the residence Thursday evening. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 P.M. at the Assembly of God Church by Rev. Rice Snider. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

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Freeman C. Frank -- The Death Angel has visited our community again and claimed a loving husband, kind father and a good neighbor and friend.

          Freeman C. Frank was born in Monroe County, Ohio, February 13, 1888, and departed this life September 7, 1949, being at the time of his death 61 years, 6 months and 25 days of age.

          He was united in marriage with Marie Smith on May 6, 1916.  To this union were born three children: Carl, of Akron; Mabel and Rosena, of the home.

          Mr. Frank was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist church, and was always interested in Christian ideals in his home and community.  He had not been in good health for the past twelve years but had gradually become worse the last three months of his live.

          Besides his wife and children, he leaves to mourn his departure a daughter-in-law, Opal; one sister, Mrs. Rosa Devore, of Graysville; four brothers, Oscar Frank, of Woodsfield; Wesley Frank, of Ashland; Osal Frank, of near Lewisville, and Price Frank, of Graysville; also a host of other relatives and friends.

          He will be sadly missed in his home and community, but his family will rest in assurance that God does everything well.

          Funeral Services were held at the Methodist church in Lewisville on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10, with Rev. Floyd Workman, pastor of the chruch, officiating.  Burial was made in the Friendship Cemetery by Funeral director, W. P. Gardner, of Stafford.

 

Mary L. Gertler (nee Zerger)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, March 1949
    Mrs. Mary Louise Zerger Gertler, 81, former resident of Beallsville, died Thursday night, March 31st, at 11:30 o’clock at her home, 354 East Beechwold Blvd., Columbus, following a lengthy illness.
    Mrs. Gertler widow of John Gertler, prominent Beallsville merchant, left the Beallsville community two years ago. She was a member of the Beallsville chapter of Eastern Star and the Woodsfield Rebekah Lodge and the Beallsville Presbyterian Church.
    Surviving are two sons, Dr. W. V. Gertler, of Coshocton, Ohio and C. E. Gertler, of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. John (Minnie) Decker, of East Liverpool, Ohio; Mrs. A. L. (Anna) Salazar, of Huntington Park, California; Mrs. Whitney (Salena) Crawford, of Detroit, Michigan, and Miss Viola Gertler, at home; two brothers, J. W. Zerger, of Hopedale, Ohio, and Phillip Zerger, of Woodsfield; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
    The body was brought to the lowers and Campbell funeral home in Beallsville Saturday noon.
    Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at one o’clock in the Beallsville Presbyterian Church. Interment was in the Barnesville Memorial Park, Barnesville, Ohio. 

John W. Denbow  also:   Nora B. Denbow (nee Wise)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, September, 1949
    John W. Denbow, son of Levi and Rachel Denbow, was born near Lewisville, Ohio, July 11, 1863, and departed this life July 26, 1949, aged 86 years, 15 days.
    Nora B. Denbow, nee Wise, daughter of Shepherd and Sarah Wise, was born near Lewisville on February 8, 1869. Departed this life March 25, 1949, age 80 years, one month and 17 days.
    They were united in marriage March 26, 1896. This union was never broken until it was severed by the grim reaper in the death of Nora B. on March 25, 1949. She was laid to rest in the friendship cemetery, at Lewisville March 28, 1949. After lingering for four months John W. also answered the call of the grim reaper and joined his companion of 53 years in that land beyond death’s sea.
    They united with the Methodist Church in Lewisville June 2, 1897, where they remained faithful members until death.
    She is survived by one brother, C. C. Wise of Mt. Vernon, Ohio besides a host of relatives and friends.     One brother and three sisters having preceded her in death.
    He is survived by one brother C. C. Wise, of Zanesville, Ohio, one sister Bertha Wise of Mt. Vernon and also by many relatives and friends.
    Reverend Floyd Workman, their pastor and Reverend O. E. Vice, officiated.
 
Wallace William Longfellow 
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, September 1949
    Wallace William Longfellow, son of William and Lydia Longfellow, was born at Macksburg, Ohio on September 22, 1886, and departed this life in the Martins Ferry Hospital September 22, 1949, being at the time of death 62 years and 11 months of age. He was of a family of four children all of who have preceded him death.
    He was united in marriage with Laura Bach on February 9, 1909. To this union were born three children; Paul of the home, Kermit of Strasburg, Ohio and Mrs. Glen Geldmacher of Lewisville, Ohio. Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children, four grand children, several nieces and nephews.
    He had been in failing health for the past few years and had been in a serious condition for the past few months. His death however was a severe shock to his family and many friends.
    Reverend Floyd Workman officiated and The Gardner Funeral Home was in charge.

 

Eleanor Zwick (nee Baker)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, March 1950
    Mrs. Eleanor Zwick, 65, died at nine o’clock on Thursday evening, March 30, 1950, at her home in Lewisville, Ohio.
    Born in Monroe County, Ohio, she had lived there most of her life. She was the daughter of William and Opeloma Baker.
    Surviving are her husband, P. W. Zwick; three sons, Sennen Zwick, of the home; Ural Zwick, of Zanesville, Ohio; and Hugo Zwick, of Columbus, Ohio.
    Funeral services were held Monday morning at nine o’clock at St. Joseph’s Church at Burkhart, Ohio with the Reverend Martin of Carsile, Ohio, officiating. Burial was in the Church cemetery with the Brubach funeral home in charge.

 

Eugene D. Conley, born at Benwood, Monroe County, April 7, 1881, departed this life at the age of 68 years, two months and 25 days.  He was the son of Jesse and Sarah Mathias  Conley.  His early life was spent in the vicinity of Sardis, Ohio, also Paden City, W. Va., but he had been a resident of 1119 Grandview Street, Wheeling, W. Va., since 1919.  After several years as an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad, he retired seven years ago due to ill health.  He had been seriously ill only nine days and died about 45 minutes after being admitted to the hospital.  He became a member of the West Union Church of Christ several years ago.  Funeral services were conducted by Minister J. V. A. Traylor at West Union Church of Christ Monday morning, July 4, at 11 o’clock.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Ann Sales Conley, one son, Ralph W. Conley of Parsons, W. Va., four brothers, George Conley of Fly, Mason Conley of Sardis, Dorman Conley of New Martinsville, Elmer Conley of Shadyside, also one granddaughter.  (7/1/1949)

 

William Jackson McMahon

Source: Newspaper clipping, Belmont County Ohio, January 1949

  William McMahon Dies In Hazelton, Pa.  William McMahon, former resident of Key Ridge, died Saturday night [correct is 15 January 1949] at 10 in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl B. Wetzel, Hazelton, Pa., following an illness of nine weeks.

  The deceased was born in Monroe County, May 15, 1872, a son of Isaac and Jeanette [correct is Jennetta] Hanlon McMahon, and was united in marriage to Nora A. Howell [correct is Powell] who preceded him in death. Mr. McMahon was the last of a family of 11 children.

  The body will arrive at the Toothman funeral home at Jacobsburg Tuesday evening where friends may call.

  Funeral services will be held from the St. Joe Church of Christ Thursday afternoon at 2 with Evangelists Lewis Smith and Edward Houston in charge. Interment will take place in the Bethel cemetery. Please omit flowers.

 

Louisa Ellen Matz, nee Latta

Source:  not known
Lou Ellen, age 78, died suddenly at 8:30 Saturday morning on December 10, 1949, at  her home, 635 West Main Street in Ashland, Ohio.  Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Ludwig and William Matz, of Woodsfield; Mrs. Rachel Christman, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Young, of Lewisville, Route,  paid their respects at the Matz home on Sunday. Funeral services were held at two o’clock Monday afternoon, December 12, from the Gilbert Funeral Home in Ashland, Ohio.  Rev. Adam Gault, of Spencer, officiated. Burial was made in  Ashland Cemetery.

 

Andrew Spencer Morris

Source: OBITUARIES OF MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, Volume 2, p. 16:

Andrew Spencer Morris, son of Andrew J. and Elizabeth Beardmore Morris, was born at Sycamore Valley on September 7, 1878, and departed this life at Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio, on November 25, 1949, being at the time of his death 71 years, 2 months and 18 days of age.  On October 8, 1898 he was united in marriage with Pearl Zelda Kinkade, of near Sycamore Valley, Ohio. To this union were born nine children, six sons and three daughters.  On January 21, 1894 he obeyed the gospel under the teaching of Elder Ezra Barkes of near Graysville, and remained faithful until death.  October 15, 1911, Brother Morris was appointed deacon of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, and he faithfully attended the duties of this office for more than thirty-eight years. On July 27, 1949 his faith to duty was rewarded by being appointed to the Eldership which position he was filling at the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, two brothers and five children as follows: Earl, Maywood, Edward, William and an infant son.

Mr. Morris leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Mrs. Pearl Kinkade Morris; one son, Isaac Morris of Mantua, Ohio; three daughters, Mildred Okey and Myra Anderson of Graysville, and Ethel Bishop, of Woodsfield; one brother, George Morris of Illinois; one sister, Anna Mobberly, of Sycamore Valley; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

In the death of Brother Morris the family has lost a kind husband and father, the community a good friend and neighbor, and the church a true and loyal worker.  On Wednesday, November 30, he was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Pleasant Ridge, almost in the shadow of the church where he had labored and worshipped for more than fifty years. May we all live so as to meet beyond the shadows.

Funeral services were held in the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ at one o'clock, with Minister J.M. Cochran and Forrest Mobberly officiating.

 

Simon Piatt

Source:  The Times Recorder Thursday, November 10, 1949

Simon Piatt, 72, prominent Monroe County farmer, died Wednesday morning (November 9, 1949) at the home of a nephew, Harley Allen, Woodsfield Rt 4.  Death followed a long illness.  The son of John and Mary Piatt, he is survived by four brothers, Jacob, of Woodsfield Rt. 4, Lorenz of Woodsfield Rt. 1, Albert of Lewisville Rt. 2 and Charles of Woodsfield.

The body has been removed to the Schumacher funeral home in Woodsfield, where it will remain for services Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. J.V. Traylor will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Carrick cemetery.

 

Elizabeth Florentine Schwallie nee Burkhart  (March 16, 1884 - January 4, 1949)

Mrs. Elizabeth Schwallie, age 65 died at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday morning on January 4, 1949 at her home in Lewisville Route one, after becoming ill on Monday night.

Surviving are her husband, Edward C. Schwallie; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Crum, of Caldwell, and Mrs. Mildred Crnm, of Pittsburgh; five Sons, Lawrence, George, Raymond, Clarence and Andrew, of Canton; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Teresa TU1~1, of Wheeling, and Mrs. Cecelia Schwaliie, of Louisville; and a brother, Simon Burkhart, in Montana.

Mrs. Schwallie was the daughter of the late Andrew and Rosa Burkhart, and was a life resident of the Burkhart community.

Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at nine o’clock in St. Joseph’s Church at Burkhart, with Rev. C. 1. Finan officiating. Interment will be in the Chapel Hill cemetery with the Brubach funeral home, Summerfield, in charge.

 

Simon Weisend    (March 13, 1890 - October 10, 1949)

Simon Weisend, age 59, of 1047 Fairbank Place, Akron, passed away on Monday night, October 10, 1949, at 10:30 o’clock, in Veterans Hospital at Dayton, ill since November 1946. He had been a patient in the Veterans Hospital at Dayton since July 3, 1947.  A son of Mrs. Barbara Weisend and the late Adam Weisend, he was born at Burkhart on Lewisville, Route 1, March 13, 1890. He had been a resident of Akron for thirty-six years, and was employed at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for thirty-two years.  Mr. Weisend was a World War I veteran, participating in the Battle of Mihiel and Battle of Meuse-Argonne, being seriously wounded in the latter battle on October 27, 1918. He was a member of Akron Post 209, American Legion, the Goodyear 25 Year Club, and Annunciation Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Haren Weisend; his aged mother, Mrs. Barbara Weisend, of Lewisville, Rt. 1; one sister, Mrs. C. J. Rausch, of Woodsfield, and two brothers, John Weisend, of Lewisville, Route 1, and Joseph Weisend, of Louisville, Stark County.

Funeral services were held in the Annunciation Church at Akron, Friday morning, at 9:30 o’clock. Burial was in the church cemetery. Military services, were accorded by Akron Post 209, American Legion.

Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Weisend, Mr. and Mrs. William Weisend and daughter, Dianne, of Louisville; Mills Hilda Rausch and Elmer Rausch, of Woodsfield; Lawrence Weisend, of Lewisville, Route 1; Leo Weisend of Kent; Mrs. Charles Sliter, of Cleveland; Miss Grace Haren and Miss Clenientine Haren, of Columbus, and John Haren of Los Angeles, California.

 

Joseph Mercer

Source:  Tyler County Journal - 7 Apr 1949  Tyler County Obituaries, Vol 3, page 47

      Joseph Mercer - age 77, died at his home on Ten Mile Creek on 30 Mar 1949.  Deceased was married to Nancy L. Fiest, who preceded him in death.  Surviving are three sons:  John W. Mercer, Otto Mercer and Leroy Mercer all of New Martinsville, WV.  He is also survived by three brothers:  Jerry and Phillip Mercer, both of Moundsville, WV; and Bert  Mercer of New Martinsville; and one sister, Mrs. Pearl B. Mercer of Moundsville,WV. 

      Funeral services were held from the home of the deceased.  Burial in the Mercer Cemetery (Wolf Pen) on Ten Mile Creek, Tyler Co, WV.

 

R. M. (Mat) Morris

Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Thursday, 3 Feb. 1949

           R. M. (Mat) Morris, 84, died Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob Rubel, Rt. 2, Summerfield, following a six weeks illness.  His wife, Alice Carpenter Morris died Feb. 3, 1948.  He was born in Monroe County, Oct. 27, 1864, and had lived all his life in that county.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rubel, with whom he had resided,  three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            The body was taken to the Eberle Funeral Home, Quaker City, and will be returned to the family home Saturday afternoon.  Services will be held Sunday at 2 P.M. in the Seneca Valley Church of Christ.  Burial will be made in the Calais Cemetery.

 

Oliver H. Carpenter

Source:  Barnesville [OHIO] Whetstone; Thursday, 29 September 1949

        Oliver H. Carpenter, retired farmer of Calais, died in the Ohio Valley Hospital, Tuesday, September 27, at 11:50 P.M. following an illness of several months.        

He was born August 5, 1870 in Calais, the son of Cookson and Babara Carpenter. He was well-known in that community and Barnesville where he has lived for a number of years.        

Surviving are three sons, Wayne of Akron, Asher of Redondo, Calif., and Lester of Canton. One daughter, Mrs. Loren Mayberry, Barnesville.        

He is also survived by ten grandchildren; one brother O.S. Carpenter of Zanesville and two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Stephen, Akron and Mrs. James Brownfield, Calais.        

He was a member of the West Main Street Church of Christ.        

Funeral services will be held from the Campbell Funeral Home Friday at 1:30 P.M. with Evangelists Harry Postlewaite officiating. Burial will follow in the Calais Cemetery.

 

Mary Elizabeth Latta nee Udell

Source:  The Quaker City [OHIO] Home Towner; Friday, 15 April 1949

                                              FORMER MISSIONARY,

                                            SALESVILLE NATIVE, DIES

        Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Udell Latta, 69, were conducted in Granville last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Harry E. Kruener, pastor of the Granville Baptist church, officiating.  Burial was made at Granville.

        Mrs. Latta, wife of Rev. J. T. Latta of Granville, died at her home on Thursday of last week.  She had been ill since early January.

        The daughter of Charles Heidelbach  and Emily Peters Udell, she was born at Salesville on Nov. 9, 1879, and was married to John Tilton Latta, Sept. 9, 1905.  Mrs. Latta was baptized in the Salem Baptist church by the Rev. Mr. Kerr, and taught in the country schools in Guernsey and Belmont counties for several years.

        She later attended the Chicago Baptist Mission Training School, and with her husband sailed for Burma, Oct. 1905, as missionaries serving under the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society.  They arrived in Burma in December 1905 and proceeded to Thronez, Burma, where they served as missionaries until April 1, 1940.

        Mrs. Latta was a member of the Baptist church in East Cleveland.  She is survived by the husband of the home and the following daughters and one son:  Mary Elizabeth Latta Becker, Dayton; Margery Genevieve Gibson, Rochester, Minn; Miriam Lois Latta of the home; Emma Merrill Webber, Applegate, Ore., John David Latta, M.D., Danville, Ky.  One son, Walter Udell Latta, died in infancy.  One sister, Mrs. Carrie McCourt and one brother, Grover Udell, both of Cambridge R.D. survive.  Mrs. Laura Galligher and Andrew J. Galligher are deceased.  Walter and Emma Udell of New Gottengen are aunt and uncle of the deceased.  Her husband is a relative of P.T. Morris, Salesville R.D.

 

Clem F. Stimpert

Source:  Monroe County [Ohio] Beacon; 18 April 1949

      Clem F. Stimpert, 67, former resident of Woodsfield, died at his home in Blackwell,  Oklahoma,  Monday afternoon,  April 11th following a heart attack.

      The body arrived in Byesville on Friday morning and was removed to the Herlan Funeral Home where services were held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock with Rev. Floyd Gaugler officiating.  Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

      Surviving the deceased is his wife Ethel Stimpert, and one son, Rolland Stimpert,  of Blackwell.  Harold H. Herlan, owner of the Herlan Funeral Home is a nephew of the deceased.

 

Cora Ethel Latta  nee McHugh

Source:  The Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder; Tuesday, 1 March 1949

MRS. LATTA SERVICES

        Funeral services for Mrs. R. H. Latta, wife of Dr. R.H. Latta of Graysville, who died Sunday, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Graysville Methodist Church.  Rev. Floyd Workman will officiate, and burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Faber, Mrs. Mary Faber (nee--Matz)
Source--Newsclipping
     Faber, Mrs. Mary (Matz), 69, wife of Amiel Faber of Lewisville died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Radon, Lewisville, Thursday morning, August 25 following an illness.
     Short funeral services were held at the family home followed by final rites at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church (Middle Church) Sunday afternoon with Reverend Elmer A. Gradwohl of St Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church in Woodsfield officiating.
     Interment was made in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield by the Gardner Funeral Home of Stafford.
     Mrs. Faber was born near Lewisville on June 19, 1860, one of a family of twelve children of Ludwig and Christina Meckling Matz. She spent most of her life near Lewisville, living in Woodsfield only a few years.
     She became a member of Middle Church by the rites of confirmation in her youth and remained a faithful member all her life.
     On December 24, 1905 she was united in marriage to Amiel Faber and he and the following children survive; Mrs. George (Edith) Radon and Mrs. Arthur (Lucille) Reischman, both of Lewisville, Clyde of Massillon and Mrs. Robert (Martha) Falls of North Lawrence and Paul Faber of the home and nine grandchildren. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Lena and Mrs. Rachel Christman and Mrs. Elizabeth Hines, all of Lewisville, Mrs. Amelia Neuhart of Woodsfield and Mrs. Elma Legg of Massillon and two brothers, Attorney L.E. Matz and William Matz, both of Woodsfield.
     One son, Harold; one sister, Mrs Leibfarth and three brothers, Phillip, Chris and Herman preceded her in death.

 

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Sylvia Walters (nee Tubaugh)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio June 1950
    Mrs. H. J. Walters, 200 Ohio Street, Woodsfield, the former Miss Sylvia Tubaugh, died Saturday morning June 3, 1950, in the Bethesda hospital in Zanesville, Ohio. She had undergone a surgical operation there a week
previously.
    The body was brought to the Schumacher funeral home and remained there where funeral services were held Monday afternoon at three o’clock. Her pastor Reverend William Miller of the First Methodist Church officiated. Interment was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield.
    A daughter of the late Thomas and Caroline Imhoff Tubaugh, she was born near Clarington and spent her entire life in Monroe County, Ohio.
    On September 20, 1922, she was married to H. J. (Dick) Walters and since that time had resided in Woodsfield where she was active in the Methodist Church in the W. S. C. S. and Mispah class of the Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eastern Stars.
    In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Yvonne) Ross of Cleveland, Ohio, one brother, J. G. Tubaugh of Ashley, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) Lapp of Clarington, Mrs. George (Lula) Morris, her twin of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Harry (Carrie) Bott of Woodsfield; one niece, Miss Nancy Morris of Pittsburg and two nephews, Dr. Henry Lapp of Utica and Harold Lapp of Warrer. Many friends are saddened by her death.
    On Sunday evening at 8:00 the Eastern Star Lodge held their ritualistic service at the funeral home, honoring the memory of their deceased sister. 
       
Oswald A. Claus
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio August 1950
    The body of Oswald A. Claus arrived in Newark Wednesday evening from Longview, Texas and was brought home where it will remain until Friday when services will be held at two o’clock. the Reverend George Varns of Lewisville, Ohio of the Evangelical and Reformed Church will officiate and burial will be made in Oaklawn cemetery, in Woodsfield.
    Mr. Claus, a former resident of Woodsfield, died Tuesday morning, August 22, 1950, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hickman Merritt in Longview following a long illness.
    Mr. Claus was born near Monroefield, a son of Charles and Margaret Hoff Claus. He spent most of his life in Monroe County, moving to Pittsburgh several years ago where he was in the insurance business. For the past two years he has resided with his daughters in Texas. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church near Lewisville by the rites of
Confirmation.
    In addition to Mildred Merritt he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Richard (Charlotte) Brown; four grandchildren; one great grandchild, all of Texas; and one sister, Mrs. Edward (Bertha Claus) Reich, of Sycamore Street. His wife, Minnie Ludwig Claus preceded him in death in 1930. 

 

Margaret E. Green (nee Lowther)
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 1950
    Margaret E. Green was born November 30, 1866, departed this life October 6, 1950, being 83 years, 10 months and 6 days of age.
    She was married to William Green December 2, 1889, and to this union seven children were born.
    Surviving are Nova Green of California; Ellis and Vernon Green of West Lafayette; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Stoehr of Woodsfield; Mary Mann, and Leta Daily of Orange, California; two brothers, George Lowther of Atlantic, Pennsylvania, and John Lowther of Claysville, Pennsylvania.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, William, two daughters, Myrtle Green and Stella Green; one son, Emmet Green and a host of other relatives and friends.
    In early life, she obeyed the Gospel at Hines Chapel and was a faithful and devoted Christian.
    The body laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery.
    Services were conducted by Brother Thomas A. Christy and the funeral was in charge of Gardner Funeral Home.
    The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all who in any way assisted them in this their sad bereavement.

 

John Tilden Latta (see also 2nd obituary of Rev. John Tilden Latta below)

Rev. J. T. Latta,of Granville, who was born near Calais, died Sunday,  March 19th [1950], at his home following a lingering illness.  Rev. Latta was a former Baptist missionary to Burma, India.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Granville Baptist Church.  Interment was in a Granville cemetery.

 

Rev. J. T. Latta (2nd obituary)

Source:  Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian, 30 Mar 1950

       W.G. Udell, Cambridge R. D. 6, received word of the death of Rev. J. T. Latta, of Granville, who died Sunday at his home in Granville, following a lingering illness.  Rev. Latta was a former Baptist missionary to Burma.  He was well known in Cambridge.

        Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Granville Baptist church.  Burial will be in a Granville cemetery.

 

George W. Schaub   

Source:  The Canton Repository - 1950

George W. Schaub, 91, died Saturday afternoon, April 1st at his home north of East Sparta, Ohio, following an illness of three weeks.  He was born near Lewisville, Ohio, July 31, 1858, and had resided in East Sparta for the past 46 years.  He was employed at the East Sparta brick plant for many years, retiring at the age of 81.  He was a member of the St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church, near Lewisville.

He was united in marriage with Miss Lucy Herlan on December 1, 1881. 

Mr. Schaub leaves his widow; a daughter, Mrs. David H. [H is an error in the  newspaper; should be W.] (Effie Jane) Latta, of Canton; two sons, Homer C. Schaub, of East Sparta, and Wesley W. Schaub, of Canton; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.  Two brothers, Henry and Andrew Schaub, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3:00 o'clock in the Gorden funeral home.  Rev. Leroy Miller officated.  Burial was made in the Melsheimer [sic] Cemetery.  Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Neibch, of Lewisville; Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Matz and son Lewis, of Woodsfield, attended the funeral services.  [George Schaub died 1 Apr 1950]

 

Lucy Ellen Schaub, nee Herlan

Source:  Canton Repository - 1950

WIDOW FOLLOWS HUSBAND IN DEATH AT EAST SPARTA----April 18----(Special)----

Mrs. Lucy L. Schaub of East Sparta died Monday morning, 16 days after her husband, George Schaub, was taken in death.  The couple had been married 68 years.  Each was 91.  Mrs. Schaub died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Latta of 2200 Broad ave, NW, Canton, where she had been visiting 10 days.  She had been partially crippled since breaking her hip 11 years ago.  Born near Woodsfield, she had resided here 46 years and was a member of the East Sparta Methodist church.

Surviving, in addition to her daughter, are two sons, Homer C. Schaub of East Sparta and Wesley W. Schaub of Canton; eight grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Gordon funeral home by Rev. Glenn Hall.  Burial will be in Melshimer [sic] Cemetery near North Industry. . . [Lucy (Herlan) Schaub died 17 Apr 1950]

 

Jacob Piatt

Source:  The Zanesville Signal Tuesday January 3, 1950

WOODSFIELD-Jacob Piatt retired farmer, died unexpected Monday morning, January 2, 1950, at the home of a nephew Harley Allen of Woodsfield, Rt. 4.  He was the son of John and Mary Truax Piatt.

Surviving are three brothers, Albert of Lewisville Route 2, Lorenzo of Woodsfield Route 1 and Charles of Woodsfield.

The body has been removed to the Schumacher funeral home in Woodsfield where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J.V. A. Trayler will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Carrick cemetery.

 

Russell Rodney (Jake) Highman

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, Monday, February 27, 1950

Russell Rodney (Jake) Highman was born near Bremen, Ohio, June 20, 1911, and departed this life at his home on South Sycamore Street, Woodsfield, Ohio, on January 12, 1950, being at the time of his death 38 years, 6 months and 22 days of age.

          He graduated from Woodsfield high School in 1930 and was a member of the Church of Christ.  He spent most of his life in Woodsfield, Ohio, and vicinity, where he made many friends by whom he will be sadly missed.  Russell was sincere, kind-hearted, unselfish and friendly on life's road.  He was deeply devoted to his parents, being always interested in doing things to make them happier.

          Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Highman of Woodsfield; one brother, Walter Highman, of Canton, Ohio.  Besides these he leaves several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

          Funeral services were conducted by Brother J.W. Hawkins, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Sunday afternoon, January 15 at 2:00 o'clock.  Burial was made in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield Ohio.''

 

Nights are gloomy by the lamp light

          Something missing from the room

It is our dear son Russell

          Gone and left us to remain.

 

We seem to hear his footsteps

          But it is only a dream

For he is sweetly sleeping

          Far from earth's sorrow and care.

 

Russell is gone but not forgotten

          Never will his memory fade

Sweetest thought shall ever linger

          Around the grave where he is laid.

 

Yes we know you had pain and sorrow

          While on earth with us you stayed

But know all this is over

          Since your trip o'er Gordon's made.

 

Many friends speak words of comfort

          Speak of good deeds you have done

And we often talk together

          Of the happiness we had.

 

Beneath our eyes he faded slowly

          Growing day and day more frail

Bearing sweetly all his suffering

          Without murmur or complaint.

 

Walter L. "Abe" Highman

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfeild, Ohio, Monday, June 26, 1950

Walter L. "Abe" Highman, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of Woodsfield, , died suddenly of a heart attack April 21, 1950, in Miami, Florida while vacationing there.  Mr. Highman was born near Woodsfield on February 28, 1907, son of Harry F. and Stella Cronin Highman.

          On March 6, 1944, he was united in Marriage with Miss Evelyn Schramm, of Louisville, Ohio who survives.  Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Highman, of Woodsfield.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Russell Highman, January 12, 1950.

          Abe, as he was known by his friends, attended the Woodsfield schools where he was active in all sports.  After graduating from the Wo0odsfield high school he was a popular barber and orchestra leader here for several years before going to Canton in 1942 where he was employed by Hercules Motor Company.  The last few years he had been employed by the Ellsworth Barber Shop in Canton.

          Of a kind and generous disposition always ready to help others he will be sadly missed by his many friends everywhere.  He was a member of the Church of Christ.

          The body was brought to the Schneeberger and Son Funeral Home in Canton Saturday night and on Monday was brought to the Bauer and Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield where services were held Tuesday afternoon with Minister J.V.A. Traylor officiating.  Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Deep down in our hearts there's a picture,

          Worth more than silver and gold;

It's the picture of our dear husband and son,

          Whose memory will never grow old.

We hear no more the voice we loved,

          We see no more his face;

But everywhere within our homes,

          We see his vacant place.

 

Alonzo Cline
Source: The Monroe County Beacon, Monday, May 15, 1950

Alonzo E. Cline, son of Christian and Martha Cline, was born in Monroe County, Ohio, January 3, 1892, and passed to his eternal rest April 6, 1950, being at the time of his death 58 years, 3 months, and 3 days.  He was united in marriage with Arrena Highman on January 11, 1913, and to this union were born six sons and four daughters, who survive.

 He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and the following sons and daughters: Denzil and Hilton Cline of Ashland, Ohio; Mrs. Herbert Shafer, of Ashland, Ohio; Mrs. Ferrel Vanwy, of Newark, Ohio; Mrs. Brady Turner, of Woodsfield, Route one;  Robert Cline, of Woodsfield; Herbert, Edison, Kenneth, Miss Wilma Cline, and a little granddaughter, Janet, of the home; three brothers, Charles R. Cline, of Elberton, Georgia; Herman Cline, of Woodsfield, Route 2, and Harley Cline, of Sistersville, W.Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Crawford, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and Mrs. Leland Hogue, of Newark, Ohio;  thirteen grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

 He was a member of The Conner Ridge Methodist Church and was active in church work serving as Superintendent of the Sunday School for many years.  Mr. Cline spent his entire life in Wayne Township, engaged in teaching in the public schools of Monroe County and in operating his farm. Since his retirement after thirty-seven years of teaching in the public schools, he had taught G. I. farm school at Graysville, Ohio.  Lonnie was an industrious farmer and an earnest kindly teacher. Hundreds of boys and girls throughout Monroe County stand in sorrow today, feeling keenly the loss of a great teacher and a good friend. Quietly and sincerely he went about his work, implanting the great truths of life upon the minds of young folks that will live on and on. Their lives have been made richer by his having lived. 

Lonnie was well known and highly respected in our community. Many are the words of encouragement and good advice he has given to his friends and neighbors. He will be sadly missed in our community and in the home. His wife, children and little grandchildren will miss his wise counsel and his gentle hand.  We, who are left, shall not question the infinite wisdom of Almighty God. We shall try, to so order our lives, that we may meet our husband and father in a brighter world than this, where sickness and heartaches are unknown.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at The Conner Ridge Methodist Church, with Rev. E. Merle Long, officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery at Woodsfield, with The Gardner Funeral Home of Stafford in charge.

 

Edward C. Schwallie   (January 18, 1878 - August 27, 1950)

Edward C. Schwallie, 72, died on Sunday, August 27th, at his home on Lewisville, Route 2.  Mr. Schwallie was a farmer by occupation and was a life resident of Monroe County. He was the son of the late Peter and Teresa Ulrich Schwallie.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Emma Crum, of Caldwell, and Mrs. Mildred Crum, of Pittsburgh, PA.; six sons, George, Raymond, Clarence and Lawrence Schwallie, all of Canton; and Edmond and Andrew Schwallie, of the home; two sisters, Miss Florentine Schwallie and Mrs. Cecelia Burkhart, of Lewsville, Route 1; five brothers, Frank and John Schwallie, of North Canton; Ignatius Schwallie, of Louisville, Ohio; Theodore A. Schwallie, of Temperanceville, and Vincent Schwallie of Woodsfield. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Burkhart Schwallie, preceded him in death January 4, 1949.

A Requiem High Mass was solemized in St. Joseph’s Catholic church at Burkhart Wednesday morning at nine o’clock, with the Rev. Joseph Finan officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill cemetery with the Brubach Funeral Home. Summerfield in charge.

 

Morris, Barbara Christman Morris
Published   December  1950
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
          Mrs. Barbara Christman Morris, 87, died early Saturday, December 16, 1950, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Freda Swank, near Salesville.
          A daughter of Phillip and Rosenna Pfalzgraf Christman, she was born in Monroe County, September 22, 1863. She had made her home with her daughter for the past nine years.
          Mrs. Morris was a member of The Salem Baptist Church. Her husband, Charles T. Morris, died December 30, 1909.
          Surviving are five sons,  P.T. Morris, near Salesville;  Frank T. Morris, of Warren;  Allen Morris, of Forkland, Alabama; F. R.  Morris, of Elyria, and Rodney Morris, of Cambridge;  two daughters, Mrs. Freda Swank, at whose home she died, and Mrs. Beryl Dearth, of Warren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Miller of near Quaker City, and one brother, George L. Christman, of Lewisville. One daughter is deceased.
          Funeral services were held at The Eberle Funeral Home in Quaker City on Tuesday. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

Martha Jane Jones nee Thomas

Martha Jane Jones, daughter of Samuel and Minerva Thomas was born near Hannibal, Ohio, October 24, 1867 and passed away May 1, 1950 at the home of her son Homer of Sardis, O. Being at the time of her death 82 years, 6 months and 7 days

She was united in marriage to Joel Jones on December 30, 1883. To this union eight children were born. Her husband and two children preceded her in death.

Left to mourn her passing are two daughters and four sons; Mrs. Alice Myers of Lamira, O; Everett of McMechen, W.Va.; Orville, of Bridgeport, Ohio; Mrs. Anna Smith, Leroy and Homer of Sardis, Ohio; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a host of relations and friends.

She became a member of the West Union Church of Christ in 1885 and remained a faithful member, attending services when health permitted.

Funeral services were held at West Union Thursday afternoon May 4, with evangelist Elmer Taylor officiating. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery there with the Rush Funeral Home of Sardis, Ohio in charge.

 

Sarah F. Roe - nee Warner

Source: The Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian,  Wednesday 1 March 1950

BARNESVILLE---The death of Mrs. Sarah F. Roe occurred at her home on Quaker City R. D. 1, Tuesday at 5 A.M., following a long illness.  She was born in Monroe County on March 13, 1869, a daughter of James W. and Mary Carpenter Warner.

            Surviving are the following children;  Miss May C. Roe of the home;  Miss Virginia Roe of Covington, Ky.,  Mrs. Ed Patterson of Barnesville,  Vernon Roe of Cleveland and Warner Roe of Aurora, ILL.;  two grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters,  James Warner of Cambridge rural. Alva Warner of Barnesville rural,  Fred Warner of Zanesville,  M. H. Warner of Delaware,  Mrs. Ella Brownfield and Miss Jennie Warner, both of Jerusalem Route.

            The body was taken to the Campbell Funeral Home where last rites will be conducted Thursday in charge of Evangelist Robert Cooper.  Interment will be made in Crestview Cemetery.

 

Civilla Starr

Source:   Cambridge [Ohio] Jeffersonian; Tuesday, 3 Sept. 1950

           SENECAVILLE---SEPT. 5---Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Calais Methodist Church for Mrs. Civilla Starr, 67, who died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs. James Leach, Senecaville R. D. 1, following a short illness.  Her husband, Charles, died in 1940.  She was a member of the Calais Methodist Church.

            Surviving are two children:  Mrs. Leach, at whose home she died;  a son Everett of Woodsfield R. D. 3:  three step-children, Sylvester Starr of Crestline;  Wellington of Summit Station and Henry of Senecaville; a brother Gilmore Stephens of Temperanceville.  A son Irwin is deceased.

            Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. W. O. Landefield, Woodsfield,  Mrs. Louise Wheatly of Senecaville and Mrs. Martha Goodwin of Barnesville.  Rev. Merle Tschappat,  pastor of the Calais Methodist Church officiated and burial was in the Calais Cemetery.

 

Drake, Ellen Jane nee Gallagher
Source—Newsclipping

Drake, Mrs. Ellen Jane, 75, widow of John Drake, died Sunday afternoon in her home on Harvey Avenue, following an eight month illness. Mrs. Drake was a native of Woodsfield, where she was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gallagher in March 1875. She resided in East Liverpool 19 years. She was a member of the Woodsfield Methodist Church.

She leaves three daughters; Mrs. Olive Watson of Bulgar, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Alice Owings of New Straitsville, and Miss Helen Drake at home; a son, Brady Drake of Coraopolis; a sister, Mrs. Samantha Drake of Woodsfield, and 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Kelly Funeral Home by Reverend Paul C. Bailey, pastor of the Boyce Methodist Church. Burial will be in Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery. Friends may call tonight at the funeral home.

 

Donald Raymond Bonam

Donald 42, died very suddenly Thursday afternoon after becoming ill at his home at 228 West North Street. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Beeson Clinic.  Bonam who had lived in Wooster for the past ten years was employed at Bauer manufacturing Co. for 8 years.  He was born in Woodsfield, Ohio a son of Henry and Caroline Bonam of Woodsfield some 20 years ago he was married to Bertha Thomas who survives him.

Also surviving are his parents of Woodsfield, two brothers Charles of Wooster and Clarence of Woodsfield, two sisters Mrs. Grace Hooper and Mary Cline both of Woodsfield.

Coroner L.A. Adair said today that the body was taken to Cleveland for more complete examination to determine the cause of death .The coroner and other medical men here were uncertain without more complete information.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. est. at the Plainview Church of Christ south of Woodsfield.  Burial will be in the church Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the Mohn & McComas funeral home Saturday evening between 7 and 9.  Died August 24,1950

 

Mobberly, Dr. Ollie Ottmer Mobberly
Source--Online Obituaries
Published--July 1950
    Mobberly, Dr. Ollie Ottmer - Dr. Mobberly, 69, a practicing dentist
here for 35 years, died Saturday at his home, 1236 Broadview Ave.,  He was
a graduate of Ohio State University Dental College and was a professor in
the college 25 years, leaving there 10 years ago. He was an honorary member and past master of the University Lodge of Masons. Survivors include his wife, Zilva, six daughters, Mrs. Ethel Richarson, Mrs. Elouise Gloyd, and Mrs. Erma Leonard of Columbus; Mrs. Edith Kelley, Laurelville, Ohio; Mrs. Evelyn Hoover, Greenville, Ohio.,and Mrs Erlean Skare, Iowa City, IA; nine grandchildren. Friends may call at the Deyo Funeral Home until Tuesday morning when the remains will be taken for services and burial to Pleasant Ridge, Monroe County. (Date of Death--July 22, 1950)

 

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