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Obituaries and Death Notices

Olaf Anderson
Ashtabula, Mar 9 - Olaf Anderson is dead at his home at Ashtabula Harbor.
[Plain Dealer, Mar 10, 1918]

Mrs. John W. August
Ashtabula, Aug 18 - Mrs. John W. August is dead at her home here.
[Plain Dealer, Aug 19, 1918]

Silas Barnes
DEATHS. --In Orwell, Nov. 14th, at 10:30 o'clock in the evening, Mr. Silas Barnes, of paralysis of the brain, aged 80 yers, 11 months, 26 days. [Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, December 22, 1869 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Thankful Beebe

DEATHS. --Thursday, December 17th, of heart disease, Mrs. Thankful Beebe, aged 47 years, wife of E. Beebe, Esq. of Kingsville, Ohio, formerly of Hartford, this county.
[Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, December 23, 1868 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mary M. Boyer
Conneaut- Jan 18- Mrs. Mary M. Boyer, 90, died today at the home of her daughter. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jan 19, 1917]

Celia M. Bradley

DEATHS. --At Lindenville, Dec. 24th Celia M., daughter of Lewis B., (deceased) and Ursula Bradley, aged 32 years.
[Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, January 26, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Dr. Lewis B. Bradley
DEATHS. --At his residence at Lindenville, Oct. 28th, of congestion of the brain, Dr. Lewis B. Bradley, aged sixty-five years.
Dr. Bradley was born in Litchfield, Con.--In 1827, when about twenty-three, he became a christian and was an earnest and efficient laborer for Christ. In 1833 he graduated from the medical department of Yale College. In gleanning his education he was wholly dependent upon his own exertions. The year in which he graduated he was married to Miss Ursula Huntley, of Plymouth, Con. In 1834 he removed to Vienna, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and commenced the practice of medicine.---After five years of successful labor in this place, he removed to Gustavus, Trumbull County, where he resided fifteen years. From Gustavus he removed to Lindenville, Ashtabula county, where he spent the last fifteen years of his life.
Dr. Bradley was a man of sterling worth. In the treatment of many diseases he was singularly successful. As a companion and father, as a friend and neighbor, he was known only to be respected and loved. His loss is deeply mourned by a large circle of friends.
[Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, January 26, 1870 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Alta Mae Brown
Alta Mae Brown, of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997. She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and moved to Lake Panasoffkee from Mt. Pleasant, Ohio in 1968. She returned to Ohio, in 1994. She was a medical surgical aid, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lake Panasoffkee. Her survivors include a step-son Jerry Brown, and a step-daughter Donna Lightner, both of Moundsville, W. Va.; a brother William Sickle of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio; a sister, Margaret Jarriells, of Adena, Ohio; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997 at 3 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Dillonvale, Ohio. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, Bushnell. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, handled the local arrangements.
[Sumter County Times (FL), 1 Jan 1998 - Sub by M. Hancock]

Rev. William Burton
Austenburg, O., March 12, (1858) ae. 69. Mr. B. was a native of Vermont, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1815, and studied theology with his eminent relative, the Rev. Asa Burton, D.D., of Thetford, Vt. In 1821 he became pastor of the Presbyterian church at Circleville, O., and in 1840 was settled at Piketon, O., whence in 1849 he removed his family to Northern Ohio, with the hope of finding a climate more favorable to his impaired constitution. Here he took charge of a farm for the benefit of his sons, and preached but occasionally. He was, however, an extensive reader, and, for his own amusement, was in the habit of poetical composition. As a preacher and divine, Mr. B. will always be remembered with respect. His discourses were delivered with great deliberation and simplicity of manner, and he spoke usually without notes; and it may with truth be averred that no minister of Christ on the Western Reserve regarded with greater aversion, or combated with more firmness or ability, the errors of doctrine and practice infecting many of its churches than did this venerable man. In his character humility and an unpretending simplicity were conspicuous traits. He has left a widow and seven children to mourn his loss and cherish his memory.
[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. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

James P. Caldwell
An Able Jurist of Ashtabula County is Dead.
Ashtabula, O., Nov. 13.- James P. Caldwell, judge of the Common Pleas Court for the district composed of Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga counties, died at a sanitarium at Battle Creek, Mich., at 10:15 Wednesday night, after a long illness, from cancer of the bowels.
Judge Caldwell was born in Andover, this county, Oct. 26, 1858. In 1888 he was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Ashtabula county and served six years. In 1890 he was elected Probate Judge and was re-elected in 1893, and again in 1896. On the death of Judge Howland in June, 1900, he was appointed Common Pleas judge by Gov. Nash, to fill the vacancy and was later nominated and elected to the position.
All of Judge Caldwell's political honors and preferments came to him practically unsought and without contest. He was a man of marked ability and good judgement, serving the people faithfully in every capacity. He leaves a widow and two daughters.
[Akron Daily Democrat; Akron, Ohio, November 14, 1902 - sub by Kate Watson]

E.J. Clapp
Warren - E.J. Clapp, of this city, who was at Newton, Ill., for the summer, died suddenly there, Mr. Clapp was a native of Windsor, Ashtabula county, served in the Civil war, and later resided in Thompson, where he was president of the Thompson Mutual Insurance Co., which failed some years ago. Later he was engaged in telephone construction work in Ohio and Illinois. He served in the general assembly from Geauga county.
[The Mahoning Dispatch; Canfield, Ohio, June 09, 1911 - sub by Kate Watson]

Norman B. Coles
Ashtabula, May 20 - Norman B. Coles, died yesterday at his home in Jefferson
. [Plain Dealer, May 21, 1917]

Maria A. Coolidge
Geneva, Apr 25 - Mrs. Maria A. Coolidge, 84, a resident of Geneva more than fifty years, is dead.
[Plain Dealer, Apr 26, 1918]

James A. Cox
Class of 1896 - JAMES ALLEN COX. b. 13 Nov., 1874, Conneaut, O. Lawyer. d. 9 Nov., 1903, Conneaut, O.
[Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1903-1904, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

Frank Davis
Ashtabula, Apr 25 - Frank Davis, 40, is dead in South Bend. Ind. His home was in North Kingsville, five miles east of here.
[Plain Dealer, Apr 26, 1918]

Cyrus W. Deveraux
Conneaut, Apr 16 - Cyrus W. Deveraux, 73, of West Springfield, died at his home there late yesterday after a short illness.
[Plain Dealer, Apr 17, 1918]

W. H. Downs
Geneva, Mar 9 - W. H. Downs, Civil War veteran, is dead.
[Plain Dealer, Mar 10, 1918]

Vincent Dravak
Ashtabula, Mar 9 - Vincent Dravak died today at his home near here.
[Plain Dealer, Mar 10, 1918]

Mrs. H. S. Elkins
Geneva, Mar 9 - M
rs. H. S. Elkins, 55, is dead at her home here. [Plain Dealer, Mar 10, 1918]

Frances Gardner
Geneva, Mar 9 - Mrs. Frances Gardner, 84, is dead in Mechanicsville.
[Plain Dealer, Mar 10, 1918]

Frank Gee
Ashtabula, Feb 16- Frank Gee, former mayor of Ashtabula, is dead at his home here.
[Plain Dealer, Feb 17, 1918]

Luman W. Green
Conneaut, May 8- Luman W. Green, 71, died in Grace hospital late yesterday.
[Plain Dealer, May 9, 1918]

F. B. Hitchcock
Ashtabula, May 8 - F. B. Hitchcock, a former resident of this city, died at her home in South Bend, Ind.
[Plain Dealer, May 9, 1918]

Jilja J. Holstrom
Jilja J. Holstrom, wife of Frank Holstrom, is dead in Ashtabula Harbor
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 1, 1917]

Capt. Harrison Howard
Howard, Capt. Harrison, Conneaut, O., May 9, re. 46. From early boyhood he had followed the lake, and for many years been prominently identified with the lake commerce. No one was more highly prized for his business connections, his general intelligence, and his social qualities, sharing the respect, and esteem, and the confidence of all. He was a man of remarkably even temperament, retiring in his habits, and even under the most trying pecuniary difficulties in past years his spirits never flagged.  
[Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who Have Died in the United States for 1858; by Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett & co, Boston,  1859]

D. Hubbard
Died on the 9th inst., D. Hubbard, youngest child of Mrs. D. Hubbard Chester, late of Ashtabula, Ohio.  [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, March 17, 1848]


Nathaniel N. Hubbard
DEATHS. --At Rock Creek, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, March 27, 1868, Nathaniel N. Hubbard, aged 25 years. Brief, yet earnest, active and true was his life, deserving and enjoying the confidence and respect of a large circle of friends. He spent three years in his country's service, battling for the right, was stricken with the enemy's ball, while leading in the deadly charge; recovering from his wounds, with constitution impaired, disease was thereby induced resulting in early death.
With high and noble aims, and a con?cious integrity of soul, he met death bravely, committing his spirit to the merciful Redeemer.
"It is not death to die-- To leave this weary road, And 'mid the brotherhood on high. To be at home with God."
[Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, April 22, 1868 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Lydia A Huff

Lydia A. Huff was born in Peirpont, Ohio, June 14, 1845, and died March 30, 1917.
July 2, 1863, she was united in marriage to Chauncey Hopkins. To this union were born eight children, four of whom preceded her to the great beyond in childhood. The remaining four are: Orville J. of Avon; Arthur Wilmont and Esther M. of this city; and Sherman B. of Tyler, Montana. Besides these, one brother, one half-brother, one half sister, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild, are mourning her demise.
Mrs. Hopkins was for twenty-five years a member of the Baptist Church and also a charter member of the W. R. C. in which she was an active worker.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 1, 1917, conducted by Rev. Scott at the home of her son, A.W. Hopkins at 1:30. Pall bearers were Val Hopkins, Jim Hopkins, Ed Hopkins, Otto Swale, Allen Taylor and Harley Kinney, grandsons and grandnephews. The song service was beautifully rendered by Mrs. D.C. Collins. The interment was in the Greenwood cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS - We desire to express our sincere appreciation to the many friends and neighbors for their helpfulness in our hour of affliction. The beautiful floral offerings, the songs and the comforting sermon all helped to lighten the burden of sorrow. A.W. Hopkins and family; O.J. Hopkins and family; S.B. Hopkins and family; Mrs. John Pfisterer
[Unknown newspaper, c. March/April 1917 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

Sarah Ann Huff
NEARLY 97 YEARS OLD Was Mrs. Sarah Ann Huff, of Hartsgrove, who Died on Aug. 6- Remains Buried in Chardon.
Sarah Ann Slater was born in Guilford, VT., Nov. 12, 1812. She was married to John McArthur on Dec. 29, 1836. They had three children - Earl P., Ellen and John Byron. Left a widow in 1843, she was married to James Robison Huff on June 21, 1846. They had two children - James and Juletta. She was again left a widow in 1876. In her later years she was a patient sufferer, being confined to a wheelchair for nearly four years, until on the evening of Aug. 6, 1909, the "Death angel came and kissed her lip" and she flew away. Mrs. Huff was a sincere Christian since her early childhood; her membership being in the Methodist Church until September, 1891, when she united with the Church of Christ at Hartsgrove, where she died. She leaves four children, 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren to mourn her loss.
The funeral was held Monday, at 10:30 a.m. at the late home of the deceased, Rev. H.H. Elwinger officiating. The remains were brought to Chardon for interment beside one of her husbands.
[Unknown newspaper, c. Aug 1909 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

Carrie R. Humphreys

DEATHS. --In West Williamsfield, April 10, 1868, of Typhus Fever, Miss Carrie R. Humphreys in the 20th year of her age.
We thought Spring had come with its many joys and felt and when sad when cold storms and snow came and covered the earth from our view; but Oh sadder yet when one just in the spring of life, was suddenly snatched from us and we had to bury her beautiful form beneath the snow covered ground. God has assured us that Spring will come and that the dead shall rise again. A.F.B.
[Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, April 22, 1868 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Mrs. H. F. Hunt
Geneva, Mar 9 - Mrs. H. F. Hunt, 70, who was struck by a New York Central engine, while she was walking on the railroad track, died in the hospital here today.
[Plain Dealer, Mar 10, 1918]

Melville B. Kingsbury
Ashtabula, Mar 9 - Melville B. Kingsbury, 76, died last night at the home of a relative here. [Plain Dealer, Mar 10, 1918]

Anna Linkerson
Ashtabula, May 8 - Mrs. Anna Linkerson is dead at her home here.
[Plain Dealer, May 9, 1918]

Kathryn J. Lyons
Ashtabula, May 8 - Kathryn J. Lyons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Lyons, is dead.
[Plain Dealer, May 9, 1918]

Henry D. Massena
Ashtabula, Dec 9- Henry D. Massena, 62, former local meat dealer, died in the General hospital today after a short illness. He was one of Astabula's best known citizens. His body will be taken to Cleveland for cremation.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer Dec 10, 1916]

W. S. McKinnon
State Treasurer W. S. McKinnon died at four o'clock this morning at his home here. He was removed from Columbus several days ago with little hope. During the summer he went to Europe, but his health was not benefited. Stomach trouble and a complication of diseases caused the death.
[Lima Daily News Nov 17, 1908 - sub by L. Dietz]

Leonard Newbold
Ashtabula, O., Jan 2 - Coroner Webster, in his verdict on the death of Leonard Newbold, as the result of the Lake Shore railroad grade crossing accident of Christmas day holds the road guilty of murder, and puts the case up to Prosecutor Taylor. The train struck the street car at an unlawful rate of speed, says the coroner.
[Marion Daily Mirror Jan 2, 1907 - Sub by Linda Dietz]

Sarah Puffer
Conneaut, Oct 18 -- Miss Sarah Puffer, 84, is dead.
[Plain Dealer, Oct 19, 1918]

Andrew J. Reeves
DEATHS. --Monday, Nov. 29th, 1869, at the residence of his mother, in Orwell, Ohio, of typhoid fever, Andrew J. Reeves, aged 29 years, 5 months, 21 days.
[Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, December 22, 1869 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Dr. Frank E. Scarsdale
DR. FRANK E. SCARSDALE, physician, P. O. Lick Creek; born in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, April 9, 1938. William Edward Scarsdale, his father, born in Stafford, Staffordshire, England in 1807; came to this country in 1829, settling first in Maryland, then moving to Kentucky, stayed there about a year, and then moved to Ashtabula, Ohio about 1832. Here he married Amanda, daughter of Erastus and Jerusha Cook, of Ashtabula County. By this union there were two children; of these, the elder is Mrs. Lilly Pierce, living at Ellsworth, Pierce Co., Wis., and the younger, our subject. The Doctor was educated at Kingsville Academy, remaining there until he was sixteen years of age; from there he went to Minnesota, and remained there one summer and then came to Marion County, Ill., about the year 1858, where he taught in the country schools for three years; from here , he next went to Johnson County, where he again taught school for a year. It was here that he commenced the study of medicine in 1860 in the office of Dr. C. L. Whitnel; after completing here, he attended lectures in 1862 and 1863 at the Rush Medical College, Chicago. Doctor Scarsdale then came back and entered into partnership with his old percepter and remained in Johnston County for about two years. In January 1865 he came to Union County, Ill., where he located about three miles from Saratoga at what was then Bradshaw Post Office. Here he remained all of the time since, except when he attended medical lectures at Pope's Medical College, St. Louis, in 1870-71, and also a post-graduate course in the spring of 1882. He was married April 9, 1865 in Union County to a Miss Louisa P. Hastings, daughter of Westley and Mary Ledbetter Hastings. By this union he has had nine children, six of whom are living.
[Source: Perrin's "1883 History of Union County, Illinois" - AN - Sub. by FOFG]

Charles C. Spencer
Geneva, Mar 9 - Charles C. Spencer, 97, is dead at his home in Mechanicsville.
[Plain Dealer, Mar 10, 1918]

Lowell Junior Stapleton
GENEVA - Lowell J Stapleton, 71, died Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, at his home.
Born June 21, 1928, in Paintsville, Ky., Mr. Stapleton was employed in construction through Cleveland's Local 18 Operating Engineers for 30 years. He also sailed the Great Lakes with the Interlake Steam Ships Co. for five years.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served as a corporal during the Korean War and received the Expert Rifle and Combat Infantry badges.
He attended the New Life Assembly of God Church, Geneva, and was a member of the Saybrook Grange for several years.
He enjoyed hunting, bowling and reading westerns.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha (Baldwin) Stapleton; three daughters, Pam Lambert of Geneva, Lana Haggard of Albany, Ga., and Robin Scott of Fall Branch Tenn.; four grandchildren, Mandy, C.J. and Michelle Norman of Albany, Ga., and Rachel Scott of Church Hill, Tenn.; five sisters, Gladys Poland of Indiana, Blanche Pauline Atkinson of Geneva, Myrtle Nadine Champlin of Hollywood, Fla., Shirley Nicole of Youngstown and Joyce Ann Baldridge of Greenup, Ky.; and a brother, Wendell of Hollywood, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a son, Myron; two brothers; and a sister.
Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, at New Life Assembly of God, 205 W. Liberty St., Geneva, with the Rev. Harry Pishcura officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church. Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township, is in charge of the arrangements.
[Star Beacon, August 7, 1999 - Submitted by Mandy Shemery]

Emeline C. Thomas
Death of Mrs. W. H. THOMAS.
Wife of the Pastor of the People’s Church, Chicago, Passes Away.
After and Illness of Six Weeks, the End Comes Quietly and Without any Apparent Pain – Sketch of the Woman Loved by All. Is Well Known in Batavia and Aurora.
Mrs. Emeline C. THOMAS, wife of the Rev. Dr. Hiram W. Thomas, of the People’s Church, Chicago, died at her home, No. 535 West Monroe St., Sunday, Jan. 5, 1896, at 2 p.m. Mrs. THOMAS was taken ill six weeks ago, and from the beginning of the sickness realized she would never recover. Death was caused by localized peritonitis, which followed an acute attack of gastritis. Many times during last week it was thought she could not live throughout the night and Dr. THOMAS continued his work only at her earnest solicitation. Saturday and Sunday Dr. THOMAS remained almost the entire time at the bedside of his wife. During her sickness she was at all times rational and perfectly conscious. She requested her husband Sunday morning to read a favorite poem, the last one written by Tennyson, “Let There Be No Mourning at the Bar When I Go Out to Sea.” After Dr. THOMAS had read the poem, Mrs. THOMAS recalled several bequests that she had formerly designated as being those she wished to make and then remained almost quiet until she died at 2 o’clock.
Deceased was born in Pleasantville, Pa., Aug. 31, 1832. Her maiden name was Emeline MERRICK. Her mother, Mrs. J. MCCLINTOCK, of Huntington, W. Va., is yet well and strong at the age of 88 years, but on account of partial blindness will not be able to attend the funeral.
When a small child, Mrs. THOMAS went with her parents to Ashtabula, Ohio, where she was educated. Her father died near Rockford, Ill., while on an exploring expedition through the west, when she was 3 years of age. March 19, 1855, she was married to Dr. THOMAS, near Franklin, Pa., and during the same year they moved to Western Iowa, where he had charge of a Methodist church at a salary of $300 a year.
They remained in Iowa until the fall 1869, when they settled in Chicago. For nearly 26 years they labored together in the Methodist church, and during the last 16 years they have been affiliated with the People’s Church, an independent organization in Chicago. Of six children, only one is living – Dr. Homer THOMAS, of Chicago.
Mrs. THOMAS, who was widely known throughout the West and Northwest, and especially in Batavia and Aurora, was possessed with a fine and practical mind, with a strong personality, displaying great force of character. With a warm sunny disposition, she gladdened as many lives and accomplished as much good as any woman of her age. In the line of history and literature she was remarkably proficient, and in many things she was considered a critic. While she never opposed the work of women in public, she chose for her work the home and social walks of life. She and Dr. THOMAS lived together for nearly forty years, as lived together for nearly forty years, and at all times he considered her his main support and assistant.
Rev. Dr. W. J. Spaulding, ex-President of Iowa Wesleyan University, will conduct the funeral services. He has been for more than thirty years a personal friend of Dr. and Mrs. THOMAS. The services will be held from the home, where Mrs. THOMAS lived with her husband for fifteen years, Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock.
[Batavia Herald, 9 Jan. 1896 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Mary K. Wallo
Ashtabula, Oct 6 - Miss Mary K. Wallo, who died in Cleveland today, will be buried here tomorrow.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer Oct 7, 1917]

Mrs. E. R. Ward
Conneaut, Feb. 1 - Mrs. E. R. Ward of Monroe, this county, died this morning in Pensacola, Fla., according to word from there this afternoon. She had been an invalid several years.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer Feb. 2, 1917]

Capt. Henry Webb
Webb, Capt. Henry, Austinburg, O., Jan. 21, ae. 71. He was not one of the first pioneers to Austinburg, yet he emigrated from Stamford, Ct., at an early day, when Ashtabula Co. was comparatively a wilderness, the abode of savage beasts and savage men, and for more than 40 years enjoyed the blessings of a home and the fruits of his labor upon a farm, which his industrious hands had transformed from a wilderness into beautiful and highly-cultivated fields. He was connected with the war of 1812, and the vessel which he then commanded was the first captured in that struggle.
[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.]

Horace Whitman
Horace Whitman, 81, pioneer resident of Ashtabula, is dead at his home here. He was a charter member of the First Presbyterian church and helped build the first building.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer Feb 1, 1917]

William Zothner
Conneaut, Feb. 1 - William Zothner, 33, of West Springfield died today.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer Feb. 2, 1917]


 

 



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