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John Baker
John Baker died at his residence, two miles south of McGonigle's in Hanover township, Wednesday last. Mr. Baker was born in Germany in 1817; came to America in 1849 and in 1846 married Catharine Willis. Nine children resulted from the marriage, six of whom are living. During all the time Mr. Baker lived in America, except twelve years, he resided in Hanover township. The remains were taken to Oxford for burial. [Butler County Democrat, Apr 21, 1887 - Sub by FoFG]

William H. Banks

William H. Banks, 67, of Park St., Franklin, died at Middletown Hospital yesterday at 4:30 p.m. He had been ill several years. He is survived by one brother, Edward A., of Ninth Ave. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Maxberry Funeral Home, with the Rev. T. M. Campbell officiatining. Burial will be in Westside Cemetery. [Middletown Ohio Journal, Feb 1, 1950 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Harry Bernard
Hamilton - Thursday morning a track walker, while on his way along the Wabash railroad near Brookville, Ind., found the remains of Harry Bernard, aged 60 years, a former resident of this city, who lived at 128 Linden avenue, Lindenwald, until two years ago, with his family. [Butler County Democrat, Jan 13, 1910 - Sub by FoFG]

Robert Berry
BERRY, Robert "Bob" - age 73 of Fairfield went home to be the Lord from his home on Saturday, March 6, 2010. He was born in Gray, Kentucky on September 9, 1936 the son of Samuel Jeffrey and Kate (Ray) Berry. On August 18, 1956 in Connersville, Indiana he married his wife. Bob was a veteran of the United States Air Force from 1956-1960. He was employed as a truck driver by Carolina Freight and Formica Products for numerous years, retiring in 1995. Bob enjoyed traveling, music, spending time with his family, and telling the "Good News", the gospel. Bob always preferred saying, "he belonged to God's Church". Bob was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who is survived by his wife of 53 years, three children, ten grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters, nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Billy Owen; and brother, Billy Berry. Funeral service will be held at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Ronald J. Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to his caregiver, Cheryl Robinson for all her care and support. [Hamilton-Journal News, Mar 8, 2010 - Sub by FoFG]

Charles Birch

Charles Birch, 64, died at 5:10 p.m. yesterday at his residence at 400 Park St. He had been ill since 1942 and bedfast for the past four years.
He was a former employe of the P. Lorillard Company.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Birch, and serveral nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the residence with the Rev. Howard Sears officiating. Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery. [Middletown Ohio Journal, Feb 3, 1950 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Frederick W. Boehm
The last sad rites will be observed tomorrow at 10 o'clock at the home when the late Frederick W. Boehm will be laid to rest. Rev. Kuenzler assisted by Rev. Hammaker will conduct the services, the funeral being in charge of the Odd Fellows of this city. The interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery in Hamilton. [The Middletown Daily News-Signal, Feb 1, 1907 - Sub by FoFG]

Grace M. Bonner
Grace M. Bonner, daughter of Joseph W. and Jane C. Mack of Chicago, Ill., died in Chicago Jan. 9th/ The remains will arrive in Hamilton at 5 o'clock this afternoon and will be taken in charge by the Griesmer-Grim Co., and removed to their chapel, from where the funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remains will then be taken to Greenwood cemetery, and placed temporarily in the vault, until the grave can be gotten ready. [Hamilton Daily News, Jan 10, 1920 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Robert E. Bowling
BOWLING, Robert E. age 77 of Hamilton passed away at Fort Hamilton Hospital on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 6:53 PM. He was born in Ashland, Kentucky on January 12, 1932 the son of James and Alma (Griffith) Bowling. Robert was a veteran of the Korean Conflict with the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1961. He was employed as a slitter operator at S.O.S. for 25 years. He was a member of the Princeton Pike Church of God, where he was active with the Golden Pikers and the Amazing Grace Choir. On December 15, 1970 in Jellico, Tennessee he married Grace Mills and she preceded him in death in 1999. He is survived by one brother, one sister, a devoted niece, who he and Grace raised; and her two children, and a number of other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Jimmie Bowling and Delores Hutchinson. Funeral service will be held at the Princeton Pike Church of God, 6101 Princeton-Glendale Road, on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Ron Medley officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be held at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. [Hamilton-Journal News, Dec 5, 2009 - Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. Harry Brown
Mrs. Harry Brown Claimed by Death – Happenings of Interest
Mrs. Harry Brown died at her home Friday morning, Feb. 13. She had been in poor health for over a year and leaves to mourn her loss a husband, one son, a mother, two brothers and a host of friends. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church with burial in College Corner Cemetery. [Source: Hamilton Evening Journal (Hamilton, Ohio) Wednesday, 18 Feb. 1925; Page 7; MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Ruth Alice (Moore) Carter
info from death certificate:
born: Sep. 22, 1907 Rowan Co., KY
father: John Moore
mother: Betty Tackett
husband: John A. Carter
died: Aug. 11, 1942 6:05pm hospital rm 141b
Middletown, Butler Co., KY
operation: Aug. 6, 1942 cesarean delivery
contributions: hemorrhage from placenta previa
no autopsy
funeral: Jos. R. Baker & Sons
mortician and embalmer: Jos. R. Baker
Husband John A. Carter signed, JR Baker was licensed by the state.
[Notes: I viewed a copy of the death certificate. This is the information I copied down. - Sub. by Susan Wilkinson]

Larry D. Cobb
COBB, Larry Dean was born July 29,1957 in Middletown, OH to the late Inell and Lorene Cobb. On February 16, 2010 the angels were dispersed from Heaven to escort God's precious child home. He was 52 years old. Larry graduated from Middletown High School in 1975. He served in the Marine Corps and after his term he and his band toured world wide for the Department of Defense entertaining our troops.He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife, five children, a stepdaughter, 3 grandchildren; two brothers, three sisters, mother-in-law; 4 sisters-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law; an aunt, uncle, and a host nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service will be Monday February 22, noon at Second Baptist Church 116 S. Verity Pkwy Rev. Enorris Thomas officiating. Visitation 11am until time of service. Interment Woodside Cemetery with military rites by the Middletown Combined Honor Guard. Arrangements by Hall-Jordan & Pretty Memorial Chapel 918 S.Main St. [Middletown Journal, Feb 18, 2010 - Sub by FoFG]

Myles P. Cocannon
Myles P. Cocannon, age 73, passed away Monday, 10:55 p.m. at his residence, 267 Washington street, of an attack of paralysis. He was born in Cincinnati, but came to Hamilton when but a child. For many years he was an engineer on the old C. H. & I. railroad. He was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Mary's church. He was also a member of the Catholic Knights of Ohio and the Engineer's Union, No. 91.
Surviving are the bereaved widow, Margaret; one daughter, Mrs. Edward Duellmann; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Katherine Hasset, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 a.m. from St. Mary's church. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Friends may call after Tuesday evening. [Hamilton Daily News Journal, Feb 7, 1933 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Andrew Combs
Andrew Combs, 72 Dies; Resident Here 50 Years
Andrew Combs, 72, died at 11:25 p.m. yesterday at his home at 2012 Queen Ave. He had been failing in health 18 years. Before illness forced his retirement, Mr. Combs was employed in the west processing department of Armco Steel Corperation. He was a resident of Middletown for 50 years, coming here from Lee Co. KY. He was a member of the Nazarene Church of God at Trenton.Surviving are his wife Bessie; Five daughters, Mrs. Charles Phillips of Monroe, and Mrs. Willie Combvs, Mrs. Clyde Hines, Mrs James Yancer and Miss Nancy Combs all of Middletown: five sons Charles, Clayton, Ray, Donald and Jerry, all of Middletown; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Neal of Dayton and Mrs. William Young of Buckley, Wash.; 14 Grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  [Middletown Journal, 13 Dec. 1961; Sub. by: Te resa Haines Rigney]

Arthur Combs
Grocer Dies of Heart Disease
Arthur Combs Found Dead Wednesday Morning
Arthur Combs, 55, Charles Street, grocer, was found dead in bed at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home, 1813 Casper Avenue, a victim of heart disease. His sister in law, Mrs. Sarah Combs, went to his room to awaken him and found him dead. The business man worked as usual at his store Tuesday, complaining of illness Tuesday night when he was attended by a physician. His death was a surprise to the family and his customers. Before coming to Middletown two years ago, the grocery proprietor was a resident of West Bend, Ky., to which city his body will be removed for burial. He had established a large patronage in the neighborhood of his store and was well known in the district. Surviving him are one sister, Mrs. Ferinda Critchfield, of Indianapolis; one brother, Clinton Combs, of Madison, Ind., and the sister in law and nephew Clarence, who made their home with him. The Rev. Jeff Everman, of Stanton, Ky. will have charge of the funeral. The body will be taken to west Bend at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the home before that time. [Middletown Journal, 19 Oct 1938; Sub. by: Teresa Haines Rigney]

Bertha Combs

Funeral Of Little Girl
The funeral services of little Bertha Combs, the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Combs of Jacoby Avenue took place at 10 o'clock this morning from the residence. Rev. Charles C. Cowgill officiated. Interment in charge of Rathman & McCoy, was made in Middletown Cemetery. [Middletown Journal, 08 April 1916 - Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]

Callie Combs
Infant Dies
Callie, the one year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Combs, died last night at 7:30 o'clock at the home of its parents on South Sycamore Street. The funeral was held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the residence and was in charge of Rev. Foster. Burial was made in the Middletown Cemetery by Wilson. [Middletown Journal, 09 August 1916; Sub. by: Teresa Haines Rigney]

Darrell Combs
Darrell, one month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Combs, of Rural Route One, Green Acres, died Wednesday morning at 7:30 o'clock. The infant died at Middletown Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the late residence, Rev. R.C. Caudill of the Church of God officiating. Burial will be made in Middletown Cemetery. [Middletown Journel, 18 Oct 1933 - Sub. by: Teresa Haines Rigney]
Ethel Combs
Last evening at 6:30 o'clock, Ethel one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Combs passed away at the home of her parents at 1213 1/2 Sycamore Street. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at ten' o'clock  at the residence, Rev. Lawson officiat ing. Burial will be made in Middletown Cemetery under the direction of W.N. McCoy, undertaker. [Middletown Journal, 09 Sept 1919; Sub. by: Teresa Haines Rigney]

Mary O. Connelly
Mrs. Mary O. Connelly, wife of James A. Connelly of 126 Buckeye street, died in Mercy hospital at 5 o'clock Saturday morning of nephritis aged 45 years, passing away on her birthday. 
She was born in Hamilton January 1, 1865, and was the daughter of Valentine Straub, who survives, his daughter, her mother having died six years ago. Aside from her father, she is survived by the widower, two sons, Paul and Reuben, four daughters, Edna, Elenora, Hilda and Marie Connelly; three brothers, Charles, John and Albert Straub; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Hughes, Mrs. Charles Johnson and Mrs. Joseph Schultheiss. Mrs. Connelly was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Stephen's church.
The funeral will take place at the house at 8:30 Tuesday morning, and at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Interment in St. Stephen's cemetery. [Butler County Democrat, Jan 6, 1910 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Thurl Keith Cook
COOK, Thurl Keith was born on December 25, 1933 to Flossie (Lamb) and Dewey Cook in Braxton County, West Virginia. He attended Poca High School and in 1952 joined the U.S. Army serving in Korea. Following his years in service, he moved to Oxford, Ohio and was employed by Miami University in the remote power management department until his retirement in 2000. Thurl was proud of his West Virginia heritage and loved and appreciated the great outdoors. An avid fisherman, he often was seen with his fishing pole and tackle box, ready to spend time out on the lake surrounded by God's creation. In addition to fishing, he enjoyed many other sports and outside activities. His love of God and family defined him as a man. On March 5, 2010, Thurl went home to be with the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charles Cook and Robert Cook, and step-son Christopher Bennett. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a son three step-daughters, two grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, He is also survived by his brother and many other family members and friends. Thurl will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Visitation will be at the Smith Ogle Funeral Home 5086 College Corner Pike Oxford, Ohio on Friday March 12, 2010 from 4-8 p.m., with a Celebration of Life Service at the College Corner United Methodist Church 89 Church St. College Corner, Indiana on Saturday March 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Burcham officiating and burial following in Darrtown Cemetery. [Hamilton-Journal News, Mar 9, 2010 - Sub by FoFG]

Lucy Cooper
(May 4, 1923 ~ March 29, 2012)
Loving mother of Terry C. Cooper, Kenneth W. Cooper and Rhonda S. Hill. Beloved grandmother of Ryan M. Hill and Bradley J. (Lindsey) Hill. Great-grandmother of Maxwell L. Hill and baby Hill expected in April. Sister of Rhoda Mobley and Ernest Hedge. Passed away March 29, 2012 at the age of 88. Visitation will be held Tuesday at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt42), West Chester, Oh 45069 from 11:00am until time of funeral service at 12 noon.
NOTE: Burial at West Chester Cemetery)
[Hodapp Funeral Home, 4/1/2012 - Submitted by Nancy Osborn]

Charles D. Davidson, Jr.
DAVIDSON, JR., Charles D. age 74, of Middletown, Ohio passed away early Saturday morning, December 5, 2009 at his residence. He was born October 23, 1935 in Appalachia, Virginia. He attended Lee College in Tennessee and served in the U. S. Air Force. He worked as a road inspector for the State of Ohio for 5 years, and then retired in 1989 as a locomotive engineer at Armco Steel after 25 years of service. Charles loved his grandchildren and being active in their lives. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather and grandmother, Washington and Cora Kilgore; his parents, Charles and Reecie Davidson; and one brother, James Davidson. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, a daughter, a son, three grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 8, 2009 from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Dan Flory officiating. Entombment will be at Woodside Cemetery Mausoleum, Middletown, Ohio with military services by the Middletown Combined Honor Guard. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. [Middletown Journal, Dec 6, 2009 - Sub by FoFG]

J. Peter Dillman
J. Peter Dillman, died at the home of his son, Oscar D. Dillman, at Springfield, Mass., on January 1920, at the age of 65 years. On Christmas morning Mr. Dillman suffered a stroke of apoplexy which resulted in his death.
Mr. Dillman leaves his widow, Anna R., a daughter, Mrs. Ernst W. Trapp, of Belmont, Mass., and a son Oscar, of Springfield, Mass., two grandchildren, four sisters, and one brother.
Prior to Mr. Dillman's removal to Massachusetts last spring, he was a life long resident of Hamilton and enjoyed a large circle of friends by whom he was well and favorably known.
The body will be brought to Hamilton for burial and the funeral will be held on Monday afternoon from the residence of his nephew, F. G. Traber, at 534 South 11th street, with interment in Greenwood cemetery. Rev. Charles M. Brown of the Presbyterian church will officiate. [Hamilton Daily News, Jan 2, 1920 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Edith Fichter
The many friends in this city of Edith Fichter will be deeply pained to learn of her death which occurred this morning following an operation at the Good Samaritan hospital, Cincinnati. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fichter formerly of this city was born and raised here, graduated from the High school and Miami University, taught in the public schools for a time and later in the schools at Toledo. She had latterly been living with her parents at Hyde Park, Cincinnati and at the time of her death, was 27 years of age. The remains will be brought here Saturday and the funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of John G. DeCamp, Benninghofen Avenue. Rev. Clark will officiate. Burial in Reily cemetery. [Hamilton Daily News, Feb 13, 1920 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Henry Flickinger
The funeral of the late Henry Flickinger was held Sunday afternoon. Services conducted by Rev. H. H. Fout, assisted by Presiding Elder Swain. Interment at Millville. [Butler County Democrat, Jul 16, 1891]

Robert Frazee
Robert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frazee, died at the home of the parents on the old Eaton road yesterday afternoon of pneumonia, aged 2 months. Owing to the icy conditions of the streets the funeral will take place from the chapel of Funeral Director A. P. Wagner tomorrow at 9 o'clock a.m. Burial in St. Stephens cemetery. [Hamilton Daily News, Jan 23, 1920 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Frederick Gerber
Frederick Gerber, retired farmer, formerly of Collinsville, but the last few years a resident of Middletown, died at his home 529 Yankee road on Wednesday afternoon of general debility. He was regarded by a large circle of friends who keenly regret his death. He was born in Berne, Switzerland in 1832 and came to this country in 1860. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Hood of Seven Mile, and three sons, Samuel E., of Somerville, O., David F., of Middletown, and John A., of Collinsville; one brother of Newton, Kansas, and seven grandchildren. The funeral will take place from the Presbyterian Church of Collinsville, Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. Interment in Collinsville. [Hamilton Daily News, Jan 23, 1920 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Myron A. Goodwin

GOODWIN, Myron Arnold Age 93 of Hamilton passed away Monday, December 28, 2009 at Hospice of Hamilton. He was born December 22, 1916 in Camden, OH the son of George and Mae (Thrush) Goodwin. On July 2, 1977 Myron married Betty Jane Wagner in Hamilton, OH. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and was self-employed as a hairdresser until his retirement in 1986. Myron was a member of the NRA and Immanuel Baptist Church in Hamilton. He leaves behind his wife, Betty Goodwin; three step-children, a brother, a sister, 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Myron was preceded in death by his parents; 1 grandson; 4 brothers; and 1 sister. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, December 31, 2009 at the Avance Funeral Home & Crematory, 4976 Winton Rd., Fairfield with Pastor Joe Tassell officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday (Today) at the funeral home. [Middletown Journal, Dec 30, 2009 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Rev. James Grimes

Death of a Venerable Minister
Rev. James Grimes, of Middletown, Butler co. Ohio, died on the 16th ult., aged 87. He was a Soldier of the Revolution from an early period of the War, taken prisoner at the surrender of Charleston, S. C., but escaped from sleeping sentinels, traveled long through wilds, over mountains and through swamps, to rejoin the American Army. He was afterwards engaged in the battles of Monmouth and Cowpens. He was for 57 years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. [The Weekly Nashville Union, (Nashville, TN) Wednesday, May 13, 1846; Issue 49; col E - AJ - Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. William Hardin
Mrs. William Hardin, died at her residence near Seven Mile, of lung trouble. She was 29 years, 9 months and 3 days old at the time of her demise. The remains will be taken to Centerville, Ind., for burial. The funeral cortege will leave Seven Mile at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. [Butler County Democrat, Apr 21, 1887 - Sub by FoFG]

Anna Hedges
Mrs. Anna Hedges, colored, passed away Tuesday, 1:03 a.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Morehead in New Miami. She was born in Paris, Ky., and came to New Miami Sept. 10, 1927, and since that time had made her home with her daughter. She was a member of the First Baptist church of New Miami, and was loved by fellow church members and all who knew her.
She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Wm. Morehead; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Smith and Mrs. Mary Shannon, of Paris, Ky., and Mrs. Emma Garth of Des Moines, Iowa; also a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
[Hamilton Daily News Journal, Feb 7, 1933 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Mr. Hendrickson

Tomorrow at 2 o'clock the funeral service of Mr. Hendrickson will take place from the home on Second street, Rev. Hammaker will conduct the services. The interment will be in Woodside cemetery. [The Middletown Daily News-Signal, Feb 1, 1907 - Sub by FoFG]

Catherine "Cappy" McIntosh Breidenbach Hill

(September 12, 1920 - May 28, 2008)
     Catherine (McIntosh) Hill of Denver Colorado, formerly of Oxford passed away. She was born September 12, 1920 in Oxford, Ohio to Ruth (Bader) and Edwin McIntosh. She graduated from Stewart High School in 1938 and graduated from Miami Jacobs Business School in 1939. She worked for Frigidaire and Monsanto Chemical in Ohio after graduating from Miame Jacobs Business School. In 1954 she moved to Wisconsin. Catherine retired from Loganway Reality in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin in 1982 and moved to Clearwater, Florida. On April 15, 1989 she married Robert Hill and in 2001 she moved to Dayton.
     She is survived by a son Dennis Breidenbach and wife Nan, Fox Lake Wisconsin, and a daughter Patti Gruninger and husband Ed, Denver, Colorado and four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. There are six remaining brothers and sisters, Jim McIntosh, Tampa, Fl, Helen Metreyeon, Nederland, TX, Robert McIntosh, Hamilton, Ohio, Sara Gilmore, College Corner, OH, Donnie McIntosh, Hollywood, CA, and Marilyn Spaulding, Seal Beach, CA.
     She was preceded in death by Tommy McIntosh, Martha Boyer, Eleanor Chandler and Ruth Emma McIntosh.
     A memorial service will be held on July 5, 2008 at 9:00am at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford. [Smith & Ogle Funeral Home Obituary, Oxford, Ohio - Submitted to Genealogy Trails by Sara Hemp]

Rev. Seth Howell
Oxford, Butler Co., O., Feb. 18, ae. -. He was a native of Wales, but for some years had been settled in the ministry at Mount Sterling, in the Columbus presbytery, and more recently at Stony Hill. [Source: "Annual Obit uary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]

Jacob Imhoff
Jacob Imhoff, 76 years, one of Butler County's most successful farmer, died Thursday afternoon of apoplexy at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Neubrander, near Monroe. Mr. Imhoff was born near Trenton, June 11th 1843, and had lived in this community all his life. His wife died 18 years ago.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Herman Goebel, Mrs. Charles Neubrander, Mrs. John Bridge and one son, LeRoy; also seven grandchildren- Clayton, Stanley and Gordon Goebel, Thelma and Melvin Bridge, Lucile and Willard Neubrander; and two great-grandchildren, Robert and Jane Goebel.
The funeral will take place at the home of Charles Neubrander, near Monroe, Monday at 10 a.m. and from the Mennonite church at Trenton at 11 a.m., the Rev. Nuenaschoander officiating, with burial in Mennonite cemetery. [Hamilton Daily News, Jan 16, 1920 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

John Nichol Irwin
Class of 1867 - JOHN NICHOL IRWIN. b. 25 Dec., 1845, Butler Co., Ohio. Business. 45th Iowa Vols. Gov. Idaho Ter., 1882-84; Gov. Ariz. Ter., 1890-92. D. 22 Dec., 1905, Hot Springs, Ark. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906", Hanover, N.H. Tr. by Kim Mohler]

Thekla James
Mrs. Thekla James, 64, of 1312 Manchester Ave., died yesterday at 2:58 p.m. at Middltown Hospital where she had been confined about a week.
She was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church and active in church affairs.
She is survived by two sons, Donald and Walter, both of Middletown; a brother, Oscar Merz of Rockford, Ill., and two grandsons.
Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Riggs Funeral Home with the Rev. O. E. Vice officiating. Burial will be in Woodside cemetery. [Middletown Ohio Journal, Feb 3, 1950 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Charles W. Johnson
Charles W. Johnson, age 58 years, died late yesterday afternoon at his home 2127 Dixie Highway, of paralysis. He was born at Van Wert, Ohio, but after the loss of his father moved to Millville, with his mother, where he received his early education. After learning the cigar trade with the late Joseph Fisher, he was married to Miss Lulu Ent, of Millville, and came to Hamilton, where he has since conducted the business he entered as a boy of 21.
Possessed of a kind and loving disposition, he endeared himself to all whom he came in contact, and was especially fond of little children. He leaves his widow, two sons, Dale and Norman and two daughters, Doris and Genevieve. Funeral services will be held at the residence, Saturday afternoon at 2 p. M. with burial at Millville. [Hamilton Daily News, Jan 2, 1920 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Elbret H. Johnson
The funeral of the late Elbret H. Johnson well known farmer of Butler county, will take place Saturday at 1:30 from the chapel of the West Chester cemetery, the Rev. S. A. Livingston of Monroe, officiating. [Hamilton Daily News, Feb 13, 1920 - Submitted by L. Dietz]

Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones a well known retired farmer, died last night at his home on Hunt avenue of general debility, aged 70 years. He is survived by his widow, Mary and five daughters. Mrs. Eleanor Keith, Hillsborough, Ind., Mrs. Ava Cochran, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Stella Johnson, El Remb, Oklahoma, Mrs. grace Humphrey, Sisco, Nebraska and Mrs. Thomas Riley, of this city.
There are also surviving 11 grandchildren and other relatives and many friends to long mourn his death. He was a veteran of the civil war and served gallantly with the 37th Indiana Volunteer Infantry.
The funeral will take place from the home, Monday at 10 o'clock a.m. the Rev. Mr. Knightson officiating. Interment in Greenwood cemetery. [Hamilton Daily News, Feb 13, 1920 - Submitted by L. Dietz]



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