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Abia C. Butler
Abia C. Butler died at his home in Newkirk, Okla., Sept. 23, aged 74 years, 5 months and 9 days. He was born at Ashland, Ashland county, Ohio, April 14, 1832, and married Elizabeth Emery at Canton, Fulton county, Ill., August 25, 1852. To this union were born seven children. Two died in infancy — Eva, aged 10, in 1876, and Frank, the only son, aged 15, in 1833. The wife and three daughters, Mrs. L. W. McCormick of Woodward, Okla.; Mrs. U. W. Marsh of Newkirk, Okla., and Mrs. R. W. Doak survive him. He joined the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in 1866.
The funeral services were held at the home of R. W. Doak, one and one-half miles north of Highland, Wednesday, Sept. 26, Rev. T. J. Pettit officiating. The services were in charge of Rathbon Lodge, No. 278, I.O.O.F. Interment was made, at the McCormick cemetery. [Ottumwa Tri-weekly Courier. (Ottumwa, Iowa), 29 Sept. 1906]

Viola Catherine Fast Baldwin
BALDWIN, Viola Catherine, w/o A.W. of 113 W. 13 St., died at home Saturday, born Nova 1859, nee Fast, to Ashland 12 years ago on 30th of Oct, sons Everett M. of 9th St. and Tully of Elyria, daughter Mrs. O.E. Hibbard of Greenwich, 7 grandchildren, half-brother Jacob Fast of Lansing MI, half-sister Mrs. A.D. Stahl of Nova, buried Nova Cemetery. [Ashland Times and Gazette, Oct 13, 1915]

Catharine Baughman
Died in Orange township, Nov 16, 1871, Mrs. Catharine Baughman, aged 81 years, 4 months and 12 days. [The States and Union. (Ashland, Ohio), 29 Nov. 1871; Tr by KT]

J.W. Bebout
J.W. Bebout, successor to Teeples, photographer of Ashland, Ohio, died last night at 10 o'clock at the residence of his father, 110 Gibbs street of stricture of the bowels.  The funeral will be held at the family residence Thursday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Boyer of the Evangelical church by request of deceased.  [The Stark County Democrat. (Canton, Ohio), 08 Sept. 1892]

Edward L. Carney, Esq.
Miflin, O., May 22, (1858) ae. 39. Mr. C. was a printer, and graduated as such in the Citizen office, in the fall of 1838. He afterwards studied law, and edited a democratic newspaper at Canton and in Wooster. He was a young man of fine abilities as a writer and a lawyer.
[Source: "Annual Obituary Notices Of Eminent Persons Who Have Died In The United States For 1858"; By Hon. Nathan Crosby; Boston: John P. Jewett And Company. 1859. Tr. By K. Mohler]

Charles Dietrich
Departed this life, Oct. 27th, 1862, in full assurance of eternal life, Charles Dietrich, of Montgomery Tp. , Ashland Co., O. , in the 24th year of his age. In December last Mr. D. enlisted in the service of his country under Capt. Sampsell, Co. K, 82d Regt. He was not only patriotic, but was brave. On the 29th day of August he received three wounds on the fatal battle field of Bull Run. He had the index finger shot off his left hand, wounded in the left shoulder at the same time, and also in the left foot. He was removed to the Union Hospital at Georgetown, D. C. Some two weeks after, his leg was amputated, from the effects which he died. His remains were brought home and interred at the "Brick Church," five miles east of Ashland, on the 6th inst. Funeral text, Eclesiastics, 7:1 J. F. [unknown newspaper, c. Oct/Nov 1862]

Myrtle Margaret Fisher Dowling
NOVA. The spirit of Mrs. M. Dowling winged its flight on Thursday morning, Dec. 23d, at about 4 o'clock. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. D. Lea at the M. E. Church on Sunday morning and were very largely attended. The deceased was aged 27 years, 11 months and 23 days and was a model of pure womanhood. An unusual sad feature in connection with her death comes from the fact that her husband has been on a sick bed with malarial fever at the home of his parents at Macedonia Depot and was unable to be present during her last days or to attend the funeral. [New London Record, Dec 30, 1847]

David Fast

FAST, David, born 30 June 1836 Orange Twp., died 6 Jan at home in Nova, 76y6m6d, married Rebekah Bailey 3 Apr 1860, daughter Mrs. G.M. Phillips of Ruggles, buried Nova Cemetery, ELSEWHERE: placed in Nova Vault. [Ashland Times & Gazette, Jan 15, 1913]

Nancy Pumpus Beattie Fast
NOVA--Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Fast, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dell Baldwin, near Greenwich, on Wednesday, Oct. 1st, were held here at the U.B. Church on Friday at one o'clock. Rev. J.E. Hawes, pastor of the Baptist Church at Greenwich, officiated at the services.  He was assisted by Rev. L.B. Dear of the local church.  Just before the close of the ceremonies Rev. Hawes sang "My Mother's Way," proving himself to be a talented singer and moving many of the congregation to tears from recollections of the past.  The remains were interred in the Nova cemetery beside her husband.  A daughter from Michigan was unable to be present. Nancy J. Pumpus (sic) was born January 21, 1824, near Mansfield, Richland Co., O.  She was married to Geo. Beattie in 1848.  Mr. Beattie lived but a short time.  To this union was born one daughter, Emmeline, now Mrs. Schuyler Weeks, of Michigan.  She was married to Martin M. Fast, June 1, 1854.  Mr. Fast died June 5, 1881.  This union resulted in the birth of one daughter, Viola, wife of D. W. Baldwin.  Mother Fast was aged 78 years, 8 months and 10 days. At the age of 17 she was left with the care of seven brothers and sisters of whom she was the oldest.  She joined the Baptist Church at Savannah at an early age but after marrying Mr. Fast she joined the UB Church at this place.  They lived on what is now the R.W. Krebs farm for many years.  At the time of her death she was a member of the Baptist Church at New London, but on account of physical infirmities she was unable to attend services.  Patient in tribulation she always remained a consistent Christian.  She leaves two daughters, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, besides the children of Mr. Fast, Mrs. A.D. Stahl, Mrs. Melissa Strickland and David Jackson and Washington Fast, who regarded her as a mother.  The friends from a distance partook of refreshments at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Stahl after the services. [Ashland Press, 8 Oct 1902]

Levina Hartman
Mrs. Levina Hartman, 82, widow of George Hartman, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs, Joseph Freer, 373 Marion avenue. She was born Oct 30, 1850 in Ashland county, the daughter of Solomon and Rebecca Wertman. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Freer of Mansfield, and mrs. Laura Mechling of Dayton, two sons, J. F. Hartman of Mansfield and H. E. Hartman of Ashland, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her death 13 years ago. Mrs. Hartman was a former member of the Lutheran church of Ashland. The body is at the Heyl Funeral home, Ashland, where services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. A. H. Smith, pastor of the Ashland Lutheran church will officiate and burial will be made in Ashland cemetery. [Mansfield News- Journal, Oct 27, 1934]

Abraham Jalop

Dies suddenly - Attack of Apoplexy Proves Fatal to Man of 62 Years.
Abraham Jalop, a well known citizen of Ashland, Ohio, died suddenly at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Kellogg, of two miles north of Caledonia, Monday morning at 6:30 o'clock.  Demise was due to a stroke of apoplexy.  The deceased was an old friend of the Kellogg family and came there to visit last Wednesday.  He was apparently feeling fine throughout the visit and was preparing to return to Ashland, Monday.  He was sitting beside the kitchen stove, when he fell back in his chair, gasping for breath.  Dr. Baker, of Caledonia, was summonded, but the victim died before his arrival.  Mr. Jalop had been suffering for several years.  He was aged 62 years and was quite well known throughout this county.  He was unmarried and leaves only a sister residing at Ashland.  The remains will be transferred to Ashland, Monday afternoon, where funeral services and interment will take place Wednesday.  [The Marion Daily Mirror. (Marion, Ohio), 20 Dec. 1909]

Cortland Ira Marshall
Services will be held Saturday from the Denbow-Bear funeral home in Ashland for Courtland Marshall, 75, who passed away yesterday afternoon at Ashland hospital. He had been ill for several years. Survivors include his wife, Grace, two sons Lawrence, Cuyahoga Falls, and Hugh, Nankin; a daughter, Martha Haff, Ashland and a sister, Mrs. Will Murray, Rochester. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. [Unknown Newspaper – May 8, 1952; sub by MMH]

Michael Melich
Victim Of State Law Hangs Himself In Cell
Nov. 28 - Michael Melich lies dead here to-day, a victim of the Ohio state bw which permits a person being held prisoner indefinitely as a witness in criminal cases. Melich, a foreigner, could not understand that he was only held as a witness, and was not charged with slaying Martin Saboai. He brooded over the case, and Sunday hanged himself in his cell.  [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 28 Nov. 1911]

Willard Orange Hamilton Mory
Died, in Ashland, on Friday evening at 5 1/2 o'clock of measles, Willard Orange Hamilton, son of W.H. and Mary Mory, aged 1 year, 10 months and 7 days.  [The Ashland Union. (Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio), 18 March 1857]

Jacob Nipps
Jacob Nipps was born in Ashland County, Ohio in 1837. Was married to Miss Joseph Phiper in 1860. To this union were born seven children, two having died. He was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church in his twenty second year; enlisted in Company F, 122d infantry, May 1st, 1860; was discharged October 1864. He joined Phillipsburg Post No. 77, July 30th, 1884, and had filled with honor all the offices of the Post, being at the time of his death Past Commander and Quarter Master of said Post. He joined the Knights and Ladies of Security on July 13, 1894: was elected president of the council September 21st 1900 and continued 'til the date of his death. Brother Nipps was an honored and faithful member and was loved by all the brothers and sisters of the council. His health gave way early in the spring and he gave up his shop and took his bed knowing his work was done. He lingered until the 29th of September, when death came and he passed from the church Militant to his reward in the church Triumphant, leaving a wife and five children. The funeral services were conducted by the writer in the M. E. church, October the 1st, at two p.m. His remains were laid to rest in the Phillipsburg cemetery by friends and comrads to await the general roll call in the last day. H.P. Mann  [Phillipsburg Herald. (Phillipsburg, Kan.), 06 Oct. 1904]

Emma S. Schreck
Mrs. Emma Schreck, 60, Succumbs in Ashland County.
LATTASBURG -- Mrs. Emma S. Schreck, 60, died at her home north of here Thursday morning. Survivors include her husband, Harvey, a son, Floyd, of Ashtabula; five daughters, Mrs. Florence Camp of Red Haw, Mary Eileen of Cuyahoga Falls, Martha at home, Mrs. Mary Finley of south of New Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Helen Herr of Red Haw. Other survivors include five sisters, and a step-father, Adam Beach of Galion. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Red Haw church with Rev. A. B. Schuhm officiating. Burial will be made at Red Haw. [Mansfield News Journal, February 19, 1937 - Submitted by Jackie Schreck]

Melissa Fast Strickland
STRICKLAND, Malissia, nee FAST, born Troy Twp. Mar 1844, died Bank St. home 5 Dec, buried Nova Cemetery, 63y9m. [Dec 1907]

John Wolf

Wolf, John, M. D., Mohecanville, O., Feb. 17, ae. 30. He was born in Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., Pa., prosecuted his classical studies for some time at Pennsylvania College, and graduated at Cannonsburg, Pa., after which he completed his medical studies at one of the medical institutions of Philadelphia. As a successful practitioner he had few equals, and perhaps none superior of his age. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]



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