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Obituaries and Death Notices

Mrs. Mary A. Kapp
Mrs. Mary A. Kapp, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Ramsey, Canal Road, at 9:30 o'clock last night of cerebral affection, aged 76 years. She had been in her usual health and not complaining until yesterday evening she was suddenly attacked with a severe pain in the head. Dr. Mary P. Manning was called but the stricken patient grew rapidly worse and death resulted.
She is immediately survived by eight children, William Kapp and Mrs. J. Frank Ramsey, of this city, Mrs. Maggie Wiley, Eaton, George Kapp, Camden, Mrs. Charles Mitchell, Frank Kapp and Mrs. Frank Wild, Oxford, and Mrs. Walter Wells, Ann Arbor, Mich. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. [Hamilton Daily News, Jan 2, 1920 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Henry F. Kienzle
At about midnight last night, this city was deprived of one of its popular and prominent citizens, when death claimed H. F. Kienzle. Deceased had been in very poor health for the past five months, but during the last two weeks his condition appeared much improved, and the seriousness of his condition was not realized until only a short time before the final summons.
"Bud" has been connected with Kensington business circles the past twenty years, and in addition has always been active in the development and advancement of the city and community, serving as mayor of Kensington for two terms and also being a member of the school board for several years.
At the time of going to press, no arrangements have been completed as to the time of holding the funeral services.
[Transcribed by Judy Kinney from the collection of her Great Aunt Clara Diercks Finton.]

Henry F. Kienzle was born in Trenton, Ohio, November 10th, 1858, died at his home in Kensington, September 3rd, 1924, age 65 years, 9 months, 23 days.  He was the eldest of ten children of Mr. and Mrs. John Martin Kienzle.  His childhood was spent at his home in Ohio.
At the age of sixteen years he learned the bakers' trade, which occupation he followed until the time of his illness, the latter part of March, since which time he had been unable to attend to any of his work.
He was a resident of Ohio for a number of years.  From there he moved to Illinois where he was engaged in business in various locations.  In May 1901, he located in Tiskilwa, Illinois, engaging in the bakery and restaurant business for three years, and while there he was united in marriage to Miss Lillian L. Penny, on July 11th, 1903.  To this union there was born seven children, Edna Lucille, Ruth Etta, Grace Elma, John Harlan, Martha Eleanor, Leroy Granville, Virginia Rosa, all of whom are living at home.
Mr. Kienzle came to Kensington in August 1908, engaging in the restaurant and bakery business, where he became known as an enterprising and constructive citizen -- giving always, his support to such interests that make a better society.
He leaves, besides his wife and children to mourn his passing, three brothers and one sister, John S. or Springfield, Illinois, Jack M of St. Louis, Mo., Elizabeth and Charles A. of Syracuse, New York.
Bro. Kienzle was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge, Royal Arch at Kirwin, Knights Templar at Phillipsburg, the Temple of the Ancient Order of the Mystic Shrine at Salina, Kansas.
     A precious one from us has gone,     A voic e we loved is stilled,     A place is vacant in our home     Which never can be filled.
     God, in his wisdom, has recalled,     The boon his love has given,     And though the body moulders here     The soul is safe in Heaven.
Funeral services were held from the home Saturday morning at ten o'clock, in charge of the Masonic order.  Interment was in the Olive Branch cemetery.
[Transcribed by Judy Kinney from the collection of her Great Aunt Clara Diercks Finton.]

Sophia J. Koerber
Mrs. Sophia J. Koerber, died last night at her home, 145 North Third Street, of a complication of diseases, at the age of 68 years. She was the daughter of John and Sophia Morner, and was born in Hamilton, living here all her life. She was known as a faithful member of Bethel church. She leaves besides the husband, Fred, a son J. Fred Koerber, one sister, Mrs. Amelia Schorf, three brothers, John E. of Hamilton, Peter and Fred both of Dayton. The funeral will be Saturday 2:30 p.m. from Bethel church. Burial in Greenwood cemetery. [Hamilton Daily News, Jan 30, 1920 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Joseph Kuhlman
Joseph, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alois Kuhlman, of the Third Ward, died this morning of congestion of the brain. [Butler County Democrat, Apr 21, 1887]

Maggie Laird
Mrs. Maggie Laird Dies At Her Home in College Corner College Corner, O., Feb. 16. -- Mrs. Maggie Laird died at the home of her brother, Mr. J. E. Munns, Wednesday, Feb. 11. She had been bed-fast for several years and death had been expected for some time. She was a member of the Methodist church and an active worker until her health failed. Funeral was held in the Methodist church Friday morning with burial in College Corner Cemetery. NOTE: College Corner is a small village that sits on the state line between Union County, Indiana and Butler and Preble Counties, Ohio. [Source: Hamilton Evening Journal (Hamilton, Ohio) Wednesday, 18 Feb. 1925; Page 7; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

Joseph Landl
Joseph Landl, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Landl, 706 East Ave., died this morning, of measles, at the age of eleven months. The funeral will be Saturday, 9 a.m. from the house, and from 9:30 from St. Joseph's Church. Interment St. Stephen's cemetery. [Hamilton Daily News, Jan 23, 1920 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Edward Stanley Luse
Word has been received here of the death of Edward Stanley Luse, 62, a farmer of Franklin County, Ind., Saturday morning, of a complication of diseases, at his home. Mr. Luse is a relative of J. H. Bradlaw, of Hamilton. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 from the home. [Hamilton Daily News, Jan 23, 1920 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Maria Margerum
The funeral of the late Mrs. Maria Margerum was held from the home of the daughter Mrs. George H. Shafor this afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. W. Hamill Shields conducted the services which was largely attended by relatives , friends and neighbors. After the services the funeral cortege accompanied the remains to Woodside cemetery where with tender and loving hands the were consigned to the grave. [The Middletown Daily News-Signal, Feb 1, 1907]

William McChessney
Deaths on the Plains.  The St. Louis Republican gives the deaths that have been repo rted at Fort Laramie during the summer.  The number of names given is 262; many more deaths are said to have occurred, but not reported.  The record was kept and furnished by the officers at the Fort.  We give the names from Ohio and Indi ana, contained in the melancholy record:  William McChessney, Bu tler County, Ohio, died of diarrhoea, June 5th, 90 miles west of Fort Kearney, aged 28 years.  [Wed., Oct 23, 1850, "Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) - KT, Sub by FoFG]

S. I. McClelland
The remains of father S. I. McClelland arrived here this afternoon, and were taken to the Greenwood cemetery for interment. [Butler County Democrat, Apr 21, 1887]

Samuel McDaniel
Butler Co., O., Oct. 9, ae. 61. He was a native of New Jersey, but went to Ohio more than 40 years ago. He made the journey, like many others of the earlier settlers of the country, on foot, carrying all his effects on his" person. By a life of industry and economy, he attained to a competency. He was a good husband and father, a kind neighbor and friend, conscientiously living the faith he professed. [Source: "An nual 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.]

Anna McGaffney
Mrs. Anna McGaffney, wife of William McGaffney, died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jeff Paxton, 424 Millville avenue, aged 70 years. She is survived by the widower and seven children. [Butler County Democrat - Jan 6, 1910]

James Means
Born, July 28, 1848, Haugay Rock, Ohio. Son of James W. and Mary Jane (Clarke) Means. Fitted at Marietta, Ohio. He traveled extensively in the United States and in Europe, but never engaged in any business.
Died, July 27, 1895, Lawrence, Kans., of consumption.
Married, Oct. 14, 1869, Mary Ward, daughter of Thomas C.H. and Lucy (Woodbridge) Smith, who survives. Children: Hugh, James W., Lucy W., Thomas C., of whom the first two are living.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1898-1899", Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Tr. by Kim Mohler]

Harry Metcalf
Hamilton - Harry Metcalf, 61, former sheriff of Butler co, and former city detective, died last night of heart disease. [Lima News, Jan 6, 1921]

Mary Miller
Mrs. Mary Miller, relict of Jacob Miller of the Second Ward, died last night of old age. She was in her 81st year. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon from the residence No. 1210 Second Street Second Ward. [Butler County Democrat, Apr 21, 1887]

Smith Miller
Deaths on the Plains.  The St. Louis Republican gives the deaths that have been repo rted at Fort Laramie during the summer.  The number of names given is 262; many more deaths are said to have occurred, but not reported.  The record was kept and furnished by the officers at the Fort.  We give the names from Ohio and Indi ana, contained in the melancholy record:  Smith Miller, Butler county, Ohio, died June 7th, 90th miles this side of Fort Kearney, aged 28 years of diarrhoea.
 [Wed., Oct 23, 1850, "Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) - KT, Sub by FoFG]

Amanda Mizner
The funeral of Mrs. Amanda Mizner will be held from the U. B. church on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. J. N. Niswonder will conduct the services, after which the interment will be made in the Middletown cemetery. [The Middletown Daily News-Signal, Feb 5, 1907]

Rev. J. B. Morton
Rev. J. B. Morton, Pastor of Jefferson St. Presby. church, died March 31st, at age of 68 years. Remains were shipped to Middleton, Ohio, for burial. [Source: St. Charles Journal, Jan. 1882. Submitted by Joanne Scobee Morgan]

George Ohlinger
Mason, Mich., Dec. 5. - George Ohlinger, a pioneer resident of Ingham county, passed away very suddenly Wednesday afternoon. He was in seemingly good health when the rural carrier stopped at his mailbox and went out and got the mail. On his return to the house he sat down to read his letters and expired as he sat in his chair, Mr. Ohlinger was born in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, July 13, 1832, being one of a family of thirteen children. He received his early education in Butler county, Ohio, later teaching seventeen terms of school there. He married Hannah Bowersox in 1857, there being ten children born of this union, six of whom, five daughters and one son, survive him. His wife died April 11, 1903, about four years ago he married Mrs. Wm. Crocker. His father and family came to Ingham county soon after the war, and Mr. Ohlinger soon followed, and had lived in this vicinity nearly all the time since, having lived on his present farm about thirty-five years. In 1864 Mr. Ohlinger enlisted in the 169th Ohio regiment and served the remainder of the war, being on duty at Fort Ethan Allen at Arlington Heights, near Washington, and often told of seeing President Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, when they were inspecting the fort. He was a member of Steels Brother Post in Mason, and he and his wife were members of the Lutheran church. He is survived by his widow, one son, Jefferson Ohlinger, and five daughters, Mrs. Hannah Burket, Mrs. Emma Hansberger, Mrs. Julius Mathews, Mrs. Henry Mathews, and Miss Cora Ohlinger. [Jackson Citizen Patriot, Dec. 5, 1914 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

William Okershauser
Pioneer Bay View Resident Is Dead -- William Okershauser Succumbs to Brief Illness
William C. Okershauser, 83, a pioneer resident of the Bay View district, a former member of the Bay View village board and Milwaukee common council, died Monday at his home, 618 E. Dover st. He had been ill only a short time. Mr. Okershauser had lived in the same house for 54 years.
Born in Butler county, Ohio, he came to Milwaukee county when a boy, settling at New Coeln in the town of Lake (WI).   When he was 16 the family moved to the Bay View district. He was a member of the Bay View village board, serving his first term when that area was annexed to Milwaukee. Mr. Okershauser was a member of the common council under the late Mayor David Rose, serving four terms of two years each on that body. His father, Fred Okershauser, died in the Civil war. William for many years was a member of the Light Horse squadron here and was well known on the South side for his horsemanship and marksmanship. He was also a sports enthusiast.  Survivors are his wife, Lena; a son, Dr. Robert Okershauser, a veterinarian; a daughter, Violet, and a brother, Egon. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday at the J. W. Niemann & Sons fune ral chapel, 2480 S. Kinnickinnic av. Cremation will take place in Forest Home cemetery. Mr. Okershauser was a member of Lake lodge, no. 189 F. and A.M. [The Milwaukee Sentinel, Feb 19, 1941, tr by KT]

George H. Owens, Jr.
OWENS JR., George H. Red age 80 of Hamilton passed away Thursday February 18, 2010 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dayton. He was born October 22, 1929 in Hamilton the son of the late George H. Owens, Sr. and Bertha (nee Philpot) Owens. Mr. Owens was a staff sergeant in the U. S. Air Force serving in the Korean War. He married Ruth Garnett on November 10, 1950 and she preceded him in death in 1986. Mr. Owens was a long time horse trainer in the harness racing industry. He is survived by seven children, 18 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; one brother ;one sister , and his brother-in-law. Mr. Owens was also preceded in death by his siblings, Pat Beiser, Wade Owens, Reva (Delwin) Day, and Mittie (Oscar) Mullins. Visitation at The Webster Funeral Home 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield, Monday February 22, 2010, from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 PM, with Pastor Paul Tillett, officiating. Burial to follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. [Middletown Journal, Feb 20, 2010]

William Phipps
Mr. William Phipps, formerly a resident of this city, died at his home in Georgetown, California, last Saturday. [Butler County Democrat, Apr 21, 1887]

Everett H. Pigg
PIGG, Everett H of Okeana, Ohio, was born on July 31, 1916 in East Bernstadt, Kentucky, the son of the late George H. and Melda J. (nee Estridge) Pigg. In Kentucky, he worked as a miner, teamster, and steam generator operator from 1929 to 1936. Everett moved to Hamilton, Ohio in 1936 with his first wife of 52 years, Margaret (nee Grady) Pigg and she preceded him in death. He worked at Champion Paper for 41 ½ years. In 1946, Everett and Margaret moved to Okeana, Ohio, where he lived on his farm for 64 years. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army in the Pacific Theater. Everett enjoyed his family, neighbors, friends, gardening, and storytelling about his early life growing up in Kentucky. He passed away February 18, 2010, leaving his second wife of 18 years, ; and three children:, seven grandchildren: six great grandchildren: six great great grandchildren: and 52 nieces and nephews. Everett was also preceded in death by his son: George J. Pigg; and seven sisters: Isabell, Martha, Rebeca, Eliza, Hallie, Sallie and Frona. Funeral services will be held at Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South "D" Street, Hamilton, at 11am on Monday, February 22, 2010, with Pastor Joe Tassell officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2-5pm at the funeral home. [Hamilton-Journal News, Feb 19, 2010]

Cordelia Pinney
Mrs. Cordelia Pinney, widow of Jospeh Pinney, for many years a resident of Eaton, died in Hamilton on the 2s inst., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Stevenson, aged 81 years. She has resided in Hamilton for over 30 years. [Source: Piqua Miami Helmet (Piqua, Ohio) Thursday, 10 Mar. 1898 Sub. by FoFG]

Margaret Pugh
Margaret Pugh, the widow of Alexander Pugh, the well known street car man, died at 7:30 Monday morning at her home in Hamilton of spinal affliction. She was born in St. Clair township and her father was Robert Busenbark, one of Butler county's pioneer farmers. She was a resident of Hamilton for over 25 years and is survived by four brothers, David N., and Redding Busenbark of Cambridge, Ill., Doc Busenbark of Kansas and James Busenbark of Cincinnati and one nephew, Albert Gebbart, of Hamilton. Mrs. Pugh has been an invalid and alone since the death of her husband some years  ago. She will be buried tomorrow morning at ten o'clock in the Bap tist cemetery at Trenton. [The Middletown Daily News-Signal, Feb 5, 1907]

Margaret Quinn
This afternoon at two o'clock, Mrs. Margaret Quinn, the loved wife of James Quinn, died at her home on lefferson street, after an illness of three weeks of pneumonia. The deceased was well known in this city among a large circle of friends who will be sorry to hear of her death. Besides a husband, she leaves seven children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and devoted mother. One of the sons is Rev. Father Frank Quinn of Washington, C. H., who has been at his mother's bedside for the past week. He will conduct the funeral services. The funeral will be held from Holy Trinity Catholic Church Friday morning at 8 o'clock. a requiem high mass will be sung by Rev. Father Frank Quinn, son of the deceased assisted by several priests. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. [The Middletown Daily News-Signal, Feb 4, 1907]

Alice Ellen Rheinegger
Mrs. Alice Ellen Rheinegger, 85, of 929 Fourteenth Ave., resident of this city for 44 years, died yesterday at 9:48 p.m. at Middletown Hospital. She had been confined to the hospital since Jan. 29.
She was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church and of the Knights Templar auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Harley B., of Trenton; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Freeman, with whom she made her home and Mrs. Nellie Long of Middletown; a sister, Mrs. Jewel Cunningham of Middletown; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Riggs Funeral Home with the Rev. H. H. Jung officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. [Middletown Ohio Journal, Feb 3, 1950 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Charles Albert Rife
Charles Albert Rife, well known broom maker of this city, died in Mercy hospital Monday afternoon at 3:10 from shock due to an operation last Thursday for cancer of the stomach. Mr. Rife was placed in the institution last Tuesday.
Mr. Rife just past 60 years of age. He was born and reared in this city, having first seen the light of day on August 9, 1849. During his entire life he resided in the city and conducted a broom-making establishment for the past 25 years.
The decedent is survived by four sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Catherine Shellhouse, Mrs. Mary Castator, Mrs. Rose Gormley and Miss Nellie Rife, of Hamilton; Lewis Rife, of Defiance, and John, George and Fred of Hamilton.
The funeral will be held at the residence of his sister Mrs. Catherine Shellhouse, 419 Arch street, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the Harmony lodge, No. 14, I.O.O.F., of which he was a member. Rev. C. R. Sine will officiate. Interment, Greenwood. [Butler County Democrat, Jan 6, 1910 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Harry J. Scherzinger
SCHERZINGER, Harry J. 89, of Fort Wayne, IN passed peacefully November 28, 2009 at Heritage Park Assisted Living. Born in Hamilton, OH on July 8, 1920 to Leo and Elenora (Bauser) Scherzinger. He attended Hamilton High School, served in the US Army from 1942 to 1946 and reached the rank of Mst. Sgt. He served in the Pacific Theater and Phillipine Liberation Army as a communications chief. He married Dorothea Huelsebusch on Dec 19, 1942 in Athens, GA. He was a member of VFW Post 1069 and St. John United Church of Christ. He worked for Borden Dairy and Meyer Dairy and for Tri-State Vending. He enjoyed golf, bowling, gardening and woodworking. He is survived by two daughters, a grandson, two great - grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, brothers; John and Leo and sister Ann Cantor. Funeral service is 10:30am Tuesday December 1, 2009 at Greenwood Cemetery Chapel 1602 Greenwood Ave, Hamilton, OH. Visitation 10:00 am until the service at cemetery chapel. Arrangements by Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home 6131 St. Joe Road Fort Wayne, IN [Hamilton-Journal News, Dec 1, 2009].

Ella Sebald
The remains of the late Mrs. Ella Sebald, who died at her home in Canton, O., will arrive here this evening at half-past six o'clock, accompanied by the husband Harry Sebald  and four small children. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon. The deceased was the former Ella Rogers of Lebanon. Interment in Woodside cemetery. [Middletown Daily News-Signal, May 2, 1907]

Antonio Seinbba
The funeral of Antonio Seinbba will take place at his home 622 Rigdon street, Wednesday morning with interment in St. Stephens cemetery. [Butler County Democrat, Jan 13, 1910]

Isaac Simpson
Distressing Occurrence
Cincinnati, June 7 -- On Sunday the 28th ult, Isaac Simpson, of Milford township, Butler county, went down into his well to bring up the bucket; his wife some time after going to the well perceived him laying with his face in the water, when she immediately went to her father (Mr. Richardson,) and soon returned with him and his two sons - the eldest, being the most active, arrived at the well first and immediately descended; the father and younger son on coming to the well behind them both at the bottom is a distressing situation, the father was just about to go down to their assistance, when his son insisted that he was better able to render them assistance than his father, and went down; as he came near the bottom he stretched up his arms as if struggling for assistance, fell back and expired. Mr. Richardson suspecting there was a dampness in the well let down a candle, when it had nearly reached the bottom of the well it went out - the three were then taken out by means of hooks, every effort to restore them proved fruitless. [The Centinel, Gettysburg, PA, June 21 1809 - NP - Sub by FoFG]

Sarah E. Skillman
Sarah E. Skillman, 78, wife of the late Emory Skillman, died Friday evening at 5 o'clock at her home at Mt. Healthy. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. S. Clarence Jones and tree granddaughters, Miss Tirzah Jones, Mrs. James Hawthorn and Mrs. Sherman Lingler and one great-granddaughter, Margaret Hawthorne. She was a life long member of the U. P. church of this city. Funeral services will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Jones, 608 So. Fourth street, Rev. Cavitt officiating. [Hamilton Daily News, Jan 10, 1920 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Allen L. Snelling
SNELLING, Allen L. John 68, of Wayne Township, died Monday, December 28, 2009, at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born in Middletown on December 18, 1941 to parents Claude and Estella Mae (Borders) Snelling Sr. John worked as an electrician for Armco Steel Corporation for 31 years, retiring in 1994 and then started Snelling Electric, Inc. He was a veteran of the National Guard. Mr. Snelling is survived by his wife, Linda K. (Sponsel) Snelling; two sons, five brothers, three sisters, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thomas B. Snelling, Paul Snelling, Claude Snelling Jr., Rick Snelling and Donald Snelling; and sister, Eloise Snelling. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 10:00 am at Calvary Christian Center, State Route 127 & Jacksonburg Rd., with Pastor James Mullins officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at WILSON-SCHRAMM-SPAULDING FUNERAL HOME, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. [Middletown Journal, Dec 30, 2009]

Sponner (Infant)
The three-week-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Sponner, 922 East Ludlow street, died at 7 o'clock Saturday morning. [Butler County Democrat - Jan 6, 1910]

May Stace
The funeral of Miss May Stace took place last Monday afternoon from the residence of her parents, Seventh street between High and Dayton. The remains were taken to Franklin for interment. [Butler County Democrat, Jan 20, 1876]

Frances H. St.Clair
Mrs. Frances H. St. Clair, relict of Gen. Arthur St. Clair jr., died at Hamilton, Butler county, yesterday, 5th instant, in the 74th year of her age. --- Empire [Defiance Democrat, Jan 14, 1860]

Mary Stout
College Corner, O., Jan. 10 -- Mary Stout, one of the oldest women in Butler county, died at her home in this village at 9 o'clock Sunday evening of old age. At the time of her death Mrs. Stout was 90 years of age. She was born in Butler county Dec. 3, 1819, the daughter of Luther Freeman and Nancy DeWitt. During the last years of her life she had been in very hearty condition, did not seem to show signs on all-things that commanded her attention. Mrs. Stout was born and reared in College Corner and was one of the of the pioneer residents. She is survived by two sons, Oscar and Ichabod; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The end on Sunday evening took place at the home of her son Oscar, where Mrs. Stout has resided ever since she was married, years ago. Later, when her beloved husband departed her son took up his residence in the old homestead. Mrs. Stout had always been a very devoted church member and while the funeral arrangements have not been completed, the service it is known will be held in the M. E. church. Mrs. Stout was a member of this church for many years. [Butler County Democrat, Jan 13, 1910 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Ernest E. Streifthau
STREIFTHAU, Ernest E. age 89, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2010 at Hospice of Butler and Warren County. He was born January 20, 1921 in Middletown, OH to Ernest and Grace (Engle) Streifthau. He graduated Middletown High School and was a machine repairman for General Motor for 15 years, retiring in 1986. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald W. Streifthau. Ernest is survived by his wife of 69 years, two sons, two daughters, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 2, 2010 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life service will follow on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Woodside Cemetery with the American Legion Combined Honor Guard services. [Middletown Journal, Feb 27, 2010]

Capt. John Cleves Symmes
Died in Hamilton, Butler Co. Ohio on Thursday the 19th ultimo, Capt. John Cleves Symmes, extensively known as the author of the theory of Open poles and Concentric Spheres. Capt. Symmes was a native of New Jersey but emigrated at an early age to the Western country. He was attached to the army of the United States for a number of years and during the late war distinguished himself on the Northern frontier by his coolness and intrepidity. He sustained through life the character of an amiable and exemplary man and died with religious composure and philosophic resignation. [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, June 16, 1829 - NP - Sub by FoFG]

Charles Tallman
Funeral Services Were Held At The Home This Afternoon
Camden, O., Feb. 10. Charles Tallman, aged 80 years, passed away Sunday morning at 5:00 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Moses Dodge, on North Lafayette Street, where he has been making his home for several years. Mr. Tallman had been in failing health for some time and had been confined to his bed for the past five or six weeks. He was born in New York City, but came to Indiana early in life and lived most of the time in and around Richmond. Besides Mrs. Dodge there is left to mourn his loss the following children: Mrs. Martha Baldwin, Mrs. Flossie Stonacker, and Mrs. Samuel Lingman all of Richmond, Ind.; Mrs. Nettie Thomas of Liberty, Ind., and George Tallman, of Overpeck, Ohio. His wife preceded him in death about eight years ago.
Funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock from the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Mose Dodge, Rev. J. R. Wynd, pastor of the M. E. church officiating, assisted by the Methodist minister from Richmond. Interment was in the College Corner Cemetery. Mr. Riley Miller of College Corner was the undertaker in charge. [Source: Hamilton Evening Journal (Hamilton, Ohio) Tuesday, 10 Feb. 1925; Page 2; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

John S. Thompson
John S. Thompson, a veteran of the Civil war and one of Hamilton's most highly respected citizens, passed away at his home, 508 Weller avenue, at 930 p. m. Sunday, age eighty years.
He was a member of Co, K, Sixtieth Ohio Volunteer infantry and was in many of the important engagements of the Civil war. The bereaved widow, Mrs. Sarah Burns Thompson, one son, Waller S. Thompson, one sister, Mrs. William Beedy, of Muncie, Indiana, one brother, Finlay Thompson of Anderson, Indiana, and a host of friends survive to mourn his loss.
Funeral services will be held at the home, 508 Weller avenue, at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. F. G. Markley of the Lindenwald M. E. church officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery. [Source: Hamilton Evening Journal (Hamilton, Ohio) Monday, 17 Nov. 1924; Page 13; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

Funeral of the Mother Tracy took place Thursday in Milville township. [Butler County Democrat, Jul 16, 1891]

Rev. Jonathan Verity
Middletown, Jan 31 - Rev. Jonathan Verity, 83, for fifty-seven years a Methodist minister, died at his home in Middletown. He was the father of George Verity, president of the American Rolling Mills. [Cleveland Plain Dealer. Feb 1, 1917 - Sub by FoFG]

Louis Weinman
Mr. Louis Weinman, aged 58 years died at his home on South Curtis avenue Sunday evening at six o'clock, after an illness of over a month. He was first attacked with grip which turned into pneumonia from which he was apparently getting better when he was stricken and died in a short time after. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn the loss of a good father and a loving husband. He was a good neighbor and was highly respected by all who knew him. The funeral will be held from the Lutheran church Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Hugo Schmidt officiating. Interment in Woodside cemetery. [The Middletown Daily News-Signal, Feb 4, 1907]

Monroe Williams
Monroe Williams, 67, of 1832 Woodlawn Ave., suffered a fatal heart attack today at Proffitts's Grocery, 1808 Woodlawn Ave. The Middletown Fire Department emergency squad answered the call and administered oxygen. The man was taken to the Middletown Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:12 a.m.
A native of Dover, Tenn., he had been a resident of Middletown for four years. A farmer, he had retired in 1946. He was a member of the Meadownlawn Church of God.
Survivors include the widow, Zula; six daughters Mrs. Rosso Ronto, and Mrs. Elva Harrison, both of Middletown; Mrs. Louise Wallace, Mrs. Rosie Morgan, Mrs. Jewel Earnhart, all of Dover, Tenn., and Mrs. Helen Earnhart of St. Louis, Mo.; four sons, Raymond and Lonnie both of Dover, Tenn., Brady and Edward both of Middletown; 22 grandchildren. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. [Middletown Ohio Journal, Feb 1, 1950 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Henry Clay Wilson
WILSON, Henry Clay age 89, of Monroe, passed away Monday, December 28, at his residence. He was born in Menifee County, Kentucky, July 19, 1920, the son of R.T. and Addie Wilson. He was a proud Army veteran of World War II, and worked for over 33 years at Armco Steel, retiring from the Maintenance Department. He also farmed on his property for many years. Mr. Wilson and his late wife, Mildred, taught clogging and square dancing to all ages, from elementary school through senior citizens. He joined the Middletown First Church of the Nazarene on January 10, 1932, and was its oldest living member. Survivors include a daughter, a son, five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren 2 sisters, and a brother. His wife of 63 years, Mildred D. Wilson, preceded him in death, as did a sister, Helen Pence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 2, at the Middletown First Church of the Nazarene. Friends may call from 5 to 8 PM Friday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in North Monroe Cemetery, with military honors by the Middletown Combined Honor Guard. [Middletown Journal, Dec 30, 2009]


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