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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
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
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
Brief funeral services were held at the family home, Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, followed by additional services at
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
Miss Burkhart is survived by two brothers and two sisters: Nicholas Burkhart,
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
Moffett, Oliver Moffett
Source--Monroe County Beacon Woodsfield, Ohio
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
He was united in marriage with Edna Eikelberry on July 26, 1905 and to this union two children were born: Mrs. Freda Cecil, of
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
F. C. Stewart – Frederick Clark Stewart, aged 61, of
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
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
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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
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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
Mr. Gertler was a member of
Source: Summerfield News, Thursday 5 March 1942,
The death of
Delilah, aged seventy-three years, wife of Alonzo Carpenter, occurred recently
at her home at
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
Mrs. Morris was
the daughter of Richard L. and Sarah Miller Carpenter and spent the greater
part of her life in
deceased are her husband; one daughter,
Mrs. Fred Rubel of Summerfield Rt 2;
one brother, Lawson Carpenter of Barnesville and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah
Published in the
Paul A. Hinton Jr., infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hinton, died at
The body arrived in
Jefferson Davis Staley, 79, passed away at his home at
He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Staley and the
following children: Mrs. Stella Sibel,
of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. J.A. Goudy, of
He was a member of the
Funeral services will be held at the
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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
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.
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Issue:
Roy McFarland, aged 35 years, passed away at his home on
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
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
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,
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
At an early age she was confirmed at
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
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
English, Minnie (Griffin) English
Mrs. Minnie English Dies Friday
July 8, 1943
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
Dietrich, John C. Dietrich
Prominent Clarington Resident is Taken
Died, December 30, 1943
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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
Harper, Floyd Harper
Floyd Harper Dies In Japanese
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Royden Harper of
Pvt. Harper was inducted into the Army in
Pvt. Harper was born near
He was a member of The Evangelical and Reformed Church in
In addition to his father, he is survived by two brothers who are in the armed forces: Cpl. Virgil Harper of
Crum, Mrs. Campsadell Armi Crum nee Truex
Died: February 12, 1943
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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
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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, 34, near Temperanceville, was fatally
injured at 10 P.M. Saturday when struck by a truck on the
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,
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 P.M. at the Eberle
Funeral Home ,
Mr. Leach, popular and well known young farmer, residing
six miles north of
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
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
The family residence is at
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.
Beallsville---Sept. 27. Miss Arvilla Carpenter passed away in the
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
Shuman, Mrs. Luella Shuman
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
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
Hoyt, Perry H. Hoyt
Hoyt , Perry H. , 68, of
Surviving are his wife, Mary
Luvedo Hoyt; three children, Harry and Frank of Wheeling and Mrs. Walter Custer
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
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
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
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.
services were held at the home in Graysville Monday afternoon at 1:00 in charge
of Minister J.V.A. Traylor of the
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,
Winfield Scott Gatten, oldest son of
Joseph Thomas Gatten and Hannah Jane Highman Gatten, was born at
Mr. Gatten leaves to mourn his
departure, besides his wife, one son, Oliver Thurman Gatten, of
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
Mr. and Mrs. Gatten resided on a farm in
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,
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
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
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
Ullman is survived by his father, Walter Ullman and one sister. Mrs. Dorothy Kestner of Port
Source: Barnesville Whetstone,
John R. Carpenter,
well known resident of
Funeral services was held on Saturday afternoon in
JULIUS H. MEEKS, AGED 66, CALLED
Julius Henry Meeks, aged 66 years, died at this home
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.
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, former resident of
old residents of
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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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,
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
Russell was born July 03,1921 at
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.
Source: The Zanesville Ohio Signal, dated, 20 Feb 1945
Reischman was born on 25 Feb 1871 in
WOODSFIELD -- Funeral services were held Monday
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
Died, January 19, 1945
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
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,
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
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
Provided by Lena Kahrig Pettit, typed by Betty Lendon Matson
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
Mr. Feiock was born Sept. 30, 1866 in
Twenty-two years ago he moved to
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
Funeral services were held at the home, Saturday afternoon with Rev. Weed officiating. Final rites were held at St. Peter's Church at
The near relatives appreciate sincerely the sympathy extended and the many kindnesses of friends and neighbors.
Source: OBITUARIES OF
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
Except for seven years spent with Empire Pipe Line Co. at
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
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.
Mrs. Elma McElfresh Johnson, aged fifty-six years, died at
the home of her son, Earl Johnson, on
She was the daughter of the late Wilson and Zimma
Carpenter McElfresh, was born in
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in the
Truax, Mrs. Nora Truax [Nora B. Stephen b: 1890 d: 1944 (dau. of Ulysses S. (obit) and Emily Stephens) married Edward E. Truax]
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.
Mrs. Martha Hissom Cooley, 84, wife of Daniel W.
Cooley, died Sunday afternoon, December 29th, at 12:15 o’clock at
her home on
Spirit of Democracy,
Well Known Evangelist Dies in Barnesville--Evangelist Elias Jackson Bennett.
widely known throughout this district, died at his home at
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
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)
Adam Matz was born on March 27, 1864 near
The Louisville Herald, dated 14 Feb 1946
(John Zwick was born on 04 Dec 1868 in
John ZWICK, 77, a retired farmer, died Saturday in
the home of a son, Clarence Zwick of
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.
will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. in
Jerry Richard Latta, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon J. Latta of
The body is at the McCreery-Kreighbaum funeral home at
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
Source: 1946 newspaper clipping
Mrs. Jennie Mercer, 72, died Sunday,
January 20, 1946 in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Hackathorn at
Source: OBITUARIES OF
Benjamin Okey Mayfield was born December 14, 1871 at Iuka,
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
Mr. Mayfield came to
He was a member of the
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
John R. Stephen, 63, of
He was born in
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.
has been taken to the Eberle funeral home in
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
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the home, and from the Apostolic church on Baptist Ridge where burial will be made.
Source: Newspaper in 1946 "Mrs. Rouse Dies At
Murphytown At Age 101 Years; Native Of
Mrs. Belinda Evelyn Rouse, one of
A native of
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)]
Herman Jay Frank, 61, of
Mr. Frank had been employed at
Hazel-Atlas Plant No. 2. A resident of
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
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,
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
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
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
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
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two
o'clock at The Jericho
Church. Interment was in the cemetery nearby.
Martha Viola Gatten
Source: The Monroe County Beacon,
Mrs. Martha Viola Gatten , 72,
widow of the late Winfield Gatten, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her
son, Thurman Gatten, on
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
Source: newspaper clipping
A. Mercer died Tuesday evening at 6:45 PM at
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.
Mrs. Juanita Neuhart Betts, 24, wife of Lester Betts, of
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.
Woodsfield--Funeral services will be held in the
Bauer-Turner Funeral home for Fred Richner of
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
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
Rev. R. McGhghy had charge of the service and burial was in
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.,
On July 17, 1883, he was married to Sarah Morris daughter
of Levi and Rebecca Jane Morris at
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.
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.
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
Surviving are her husband, Charles C. Gramlich; a son, Edward Gramlich, of
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
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
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Claus Egger; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Landefeld, of
Short funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, with additional services at the
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
Calvin Hendershot, 74, resident of twenty-seventh and
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
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
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
Brief funeral services were held at the late home
Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, with additional services at two o’clock at
Glenn Leroy Highman
Glenn Leroy Highman, age 62,
Survived by his wife Edna Hoover Highman. Two
daughters, Mrs. Ronald Schnegg, Clarington, Rt. 1; Mrs. Melvin Truex,
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.
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
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
Pfc. Highman was inducted into The Army, March 6,
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
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
Services for Otto Carpenter, 51, Uhrichsville, who died
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 Dies In Hospital Edna Ellen Smith, daughter of Charles Andrew Kinkade and Cordelia
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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.
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.
* 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Source: The Quaker City [OHIO] Home Towner; Friday, 15 April 1949
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.
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.
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)
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
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
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.
Rev. J. T. Latta,of Granville, who was born near Calais, died Sunday, March 19th , 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.
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]
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]
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Jane nee Gallagher
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 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
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)