Burt Kaufman, Real Estate Broker, Dies in Home Here - Second Death in Family Within One Week, 61 Years Old - Funeral Services to be Held Monday Afternoon
Burt Kaufman, 61, real estate broker and fire insurance dealer, died in his home, 1403 Fairmont street, at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, after a month's illness of a complication of diseases. This is the second death in the family within a week: Charles Kaufman, a brother, of 666 St. Clair avenue, succumbing on Friday, November 4. Mr. Kaufman was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., on October 26, 1866, a son of the late John and Catherine Cox Kaufman. He came to East Liverpool in 1879. He learned the trade of a potter and for more than 21 years was employed as a jiggerman at the "Old End" works of the Knowles, Taylor & Knowles plant. He also worked at the Taylor, Smith & Taylor pottery and the C.C. Thompson plant and later at New Castle and Columbus for short periods. With the exception of one year spent in Carrollton, he had resided in East Liverpool for 48 years.
He left the pottery in 1921 and since that time had been engaged in the real estate and fire insurance business with offices in the Altman building, formerly known as the Ikirt block.
He was a member of the First Methodist Protestant church and is a former member of the board of (???). He was also affiliated with the Woodmen of the World and holds an honorary membership in the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters. He was a charter member of the Local Union No. 12.
Mr. Kaufman was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Schenkel, daughter of the late Jacob Schenkel, former Diamond barber, on December 28, 1886, having celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary last year. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons, William B., Newell; Howard J., East Liverpool, and Rowland T. Kaufman, at home. Two brothers, Samuel Kaufman, Holton, Kansas, and T.L. Kaufman, Columbus, and three grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held in the family home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, in charge of Rev. John F. Dimit, pastor of the First Methodist Protestant church. Burial will be made in Riverview cemetery. Friends may view the body Sunday afternoon or evening. [East Liverpool Review-Tribune (East Liverpool, Ohio) Saturday, 12 Nov 1927, Page 1; Sub. by Tracy Drane]
Burt R. Kaufman
Burt Kaufman, 47 Dies After Heart Attack In Car -- Rites Set Wednesday
Stricken with a heart attack while driving through Chester, Burt R. Kaufman, 47, of Foulks Dr., Calcutta, was pronounced dead at City Hospital about 8 p.m. Mr. Kaufman was taken ill near the intersection of Carolina Ave. and 3rd St. while he was enroute to the Greater Pittsburgh Airport to meet his wife, Mrs. Bertha Kaufman. She was returning from Washington, where she had been called by the illness of her daughter, Mrs. T. R. Barker. The auto swerved to the right side of the street and collided with a utility pole and the parked car of Albert Goodman of Tampa, Fla., who is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dunn. Miss Alice Peddicord, 200 W. 3rd St., sister of Mrs. Kaufman and a passenger in the Kaufman auto, suffered minor injuries. Mr. Kaufman's death was due to coronary thrombosis. A son of William B. Kaufman of Newell and the late Mrs. Lillian Roth Kaufman, he was born April 18, 1912 in East Liverpool and spent most of his life in East Liverpool and Newell. He was graduated from the Newell High School in 1933. Mr. Kaufman, a machinist at the Hall China Co. for the last 10 years, formerly was employed by the Patterson Foundry & Machine Co.
Mr. Kaufman was deputy Hancock County assessor for about 6 years while living in Newell. He was a member of the Chester Masonic Lodge 142, the Knights Templar and the Shrine, and a former member of the council of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. He also was a former treasurer of the East Liverpool Yacht Club and a former member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary here and the Newell volunteer fire department. He had been living in the Calcutta area for the last year and a half. Mr. Kaufman was married to the former Miss Bertha Peddicord Dec. 26, 1934. In addition to his widow and his father, he leaves a son, William B. Kaufman, Jr. of Pittsburgh, a daughter, Mrs. Barker, and two grandchildren.
Rites will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Arner Home for Funerals by G. Richard Linderman of Gettysburg, Pa., interim vicar at St. John's Church, and the Rev. Wilbert T. Wilson of Scottdale, Pa., former pastor. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. The Chester Masonic Lodge will conduct services for Mr. Kaufman Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday night. [East Liverpool Review (East Liverpool, Ohio) Monday, 6 Jul 1959, Page 3; Sub. by Tracy Drane]
Chas. Kaufman, Aged 63, Dies -- Funeral Services Here, Monday for Pottery Foreman
Charles Kaufman, 63, pottery foreman and a resident of East Liverpool for nearly 50 years, died in his home at 666 St. Clair aveune at 7:10 o'clock this morning following a six weeks illness of complication of diseases. He was taken to the Passavant hospital, Pittsburgh, two weeks ago, but his condition steadily became worse, and last Tuesday he was brought back to his home.
Mr. Kaufman, a son of the late John and Catherine Kaufman, was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., September 22, 1864, and came to East Liverpool with his parents in 1879. He learned the trade of a potter, and for 15 years he was employed as clay shop foreman at the C.C. Thompson pottery. He also worked in the same capacity at the Senango pottery, New Castle; the Chelsea pottery, New Cumberland, and later was employed at the Niles pottery, now owned by the Atlas-Globe China company. Up until a few months ago he had charge of the clay shop at the Bailey-Walker China company's plant at Bedford, O. He was a regular attendant at the Sunday school and the Church of the Nazarene. He was also a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Mr. Kaufman is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Katherine Schenkel; one son, Harold C. Kaufman, and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph L. Warrick, both of this city. He also leaves three brothers, Samuel Kaufman, Holton, Kansas; Burt Kaufman, who is seriously ill at his home in Fairmont street, and T.L. Kaufman, Columbus. Five grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Church of the Nazarene, St. Clair avenue, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, in charge of Rev. O.L. Benedum, the pastor. Burial will be made in Riverview cemetery. [East Liverpool Review-Tribune (East Liverpool, Ohio) Friday, 4 Nov 1927, Pages 1 & 8; Sub. by Tracy Drane]
Elizabeth F. Kaufman
Mrs. Elizabeth F. Kaufman, 83, widow of Howard J. Kaufman, died Friday at 8 p.m. at the home of a sister, Mrs. George Culp of 1920 Chester Ave., Wellsville. She had resided at the Mary Patterson Memorial. Mrs. Kaufman was born in East Liverpool March 19, 1886, a daughter of the late Thomas Torrence and Elizabeth James Torrence. She was a former schoolteacher here, retiring in 1954. She belonged to the Trinity United Presbyterian Church. In addition to her sister, she is survived by a son, Howard J. Kaufman of Arcadia, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. William R. Biles of Seabrook, Tex.; two other sisters, Mrs. Mae Daugherty of Cleveland and Mrs. Emma Palmer of Smiths Ferry, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home by the Rev. H. Gene Toot. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and night. [The Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio), Saturday, 28 Jun 1969, Page 2; Sub. by Tracy Drane]
Howard J. Kaufman
Howard Kaufman, 71, Retired Newswriter, Dies - Funeral Set Friday
Howard J. Kaufman, 71, of Calcutta Acres, a newswriter with The Review until his retirement, died Tuesday at 7:35 p.m. at City Hospital, where he had undergone surgery earlier. He was a World War I veteran. A veteran newspaper reporter, he was known familiarly as "Scoops" to his associates and many other friends he made over the years in all walks of life. He became a reporter in September 1912 on the old Morning Tribune after graduating from East Liverpool High School and attending Ohio State University for a year. He retired in June 1958. He spent 22 months in the armed forces during 1918 and 1919 as a sergeant in the 18th Infantry, First Division. After he was discharged, he returned to work at The Review in November 1919. Mr. Kaufman served for many years as the church editor and obituary writer for the newspaper. In his early career he covered other activities, including school news. He covered Rotary Club activities for 38 years, having attended the initial meeting of the organization in December 1920. He was active in American Legion Post 4, serving at one time as commander. He also was a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and a deacon, and a member of Masonic Lodge 681. He also served as secretary of the Board of Health for many years. He served at one time on the State Highway Patrol Auxiliary in the county. He was married to the former Elizabeth F. Torrence, a school teacher, Aug. 15, 1918, and they resided for many years on the North Side, moving to N. Meadowbrook Dr., Calcutta, after his retirement. Mr. Kaufman was born June 19, 1893, in East Liverpool to Burt Kaufman and Josephine Schenkel Kaufman, and spent his lifetime here. Survivors include a son, Howard J. Kaufman Jr. of Covina, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. W.R. Biles of Seabrook, Tex.; a brother, Rowland T. Kaufman, assistant postmaster of East Liverpool, and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home by the Rev. M. Rudolph Miller. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday. [The Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio), Wednesday, 16 Sep 1964, Page 1; Sub. by Tracy Drane]
Mrs. Katherine Kaufman, 68, widow of Charles Kaufman, died in the home of her son, Harold C. Kaufman, in 657 Riley ave., Thursday at 11:30 p.m. following a two-week illness. She had been in poor health for more than three years. Mrs. Kaufman was born in Cleveland but resided in East Liverpool for more than 65 years. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schenkel. Her father was engaged in the barbering business here for many years. She married Charles Kaufman, a clay shop foreman at the C.C. Thompson pottery and later at Bedford, O., in 1894. Mr. Kaufman died in November, 1927. Since then she made her home with her son. She was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Besides her son, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Joseph I. Warrick of Glenmoore; one brother, Charles Schenkel, and one sister, Mrs. Burt Kaufman, both of East Liverpool; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held in the Church of the Nazarene Monday at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. C.C. Hanks, pastor. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery. Friends may call at the Harold Kaufman home Sunday afternoon or night. [Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio) Friday, 20 Jan 1939, Page 3; Sub. by Tracy Drane]
Lillian Roth Kaufman
Wife at Newell Claimed at 69 -- Lillian Kaufman's Rites Set Thursday
Mrs. Lillian Roth Kaufman, 517 Jefferson St., Newell, wife of William B. Kaufman, died Monday at 10 p.m. in City Hospital following a three-month illness. She had been in poor health since December 1952 when she suffered a stroke. She was 69. Mrs. Kaufman was born June 5, 1888, in Tiltonsville, a daughter of the late Herman Roth and Mary Ann Hughes Roth. Her parents moved to East Liverpool when she was a baby. She spent most of her lifetime in East Liverpool, moving to Newell about 35 years ago from New Castle. She was married June 5, 1911. She was employed in the decorating department at Plant 8 of the Homer Laughlin China Co. for more than 25 years. She was a member of the IBOP. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kaufman leaves a son, Burt R. Kaufman of Calcutta; two sisters, Mrs. Norman McHenry of East Liverpool and Mrs. Harry Richardson of Tiltonsville; a brother, Herman Roth of East Liverpool, and two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Rites will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Dawson Funeral Home by the Rev. Wilbert T. Wilson, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home. [East Liverpool Review (East Liverpool, Ohio) Tuesday, 6 May 1958, Page 3; Sub. by Tracy Drane]
Mrs. Mary Kaufman, a former East Liverpool resident, died Sunday night at her home, 2589 N. High St., Columbus, following a heart attack suffered on Thanksgiving Day. She was 82. Mrs. Kaufman was born in East Liverpool, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bart Nelson. Her husband T.L. Kaufman, died in 1941.
Mr. and Mrs. Kaufman went to Texas in 1921 and moved to Columbus two years later, where they founded and operated a pie baking business. Mrs. Kaufman operated the business up to her death. She was a member of the Clintonville Baptist Church. She attended the Calvary Methodist Church when she lived here. Mrs. Kaufman leaves three daughters, Mrs. William Steiner and Mrs. Charles Laird, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Arthur Corwin of Degraff, near Columbus, seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Clintonville Baptist Church by the Rev. C.L. Carden. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Columbus. The body is at the Rutherford Funeral Home, 2383 N. High St. [The Evening Review, (East Liverpool, Ohio) Monday, 9 Jan 1856, Page 15; Sub. by Tracy Drane]
Rowland T. Kaufman
Rowland Kaufman Dies; Monday Services Slated
Rowland T. Kaufman of 419 Vine St., who retired Dec. 30, 1965, after nearly 48 years with the East Liverpool post office, died Friday at 3:55 p.m. at City Hospital of a coronary occlusion he suffered Sunday. He was 73. The last 16 years of his career, Mr. Kaufman served as assistant postmaster. He held supervisory posts for 25 years. He began his postal service at 18 on March 30, 1918, becoming a substitute letter carrier. Later, he was assigned to parcel post work in the days when a private contractor furnished a truck for one daily run. If the truck was not available, he made the deliveries in a horse and wagon. Mr. Kaufman was transferred to an inside job, working a night shift for three and a half years. He frequently used a wheelbarrow to transport mail to the old passenger train depot on E. 2nd St. He eventually became a clerk, dispatching mail and doing virtually every other job in the office. In 1941 he was named foreman and in 1948 he became superintendent of mails, a post he held until he was named assistant postmaster in 1949.
Mr. Kaufman was born in East Liverpool March 2, 1899, a son of Burt and Josephine Schenkel Kaufman, and spent his lifetime in this area. He was graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1917, studied voice at the University of Pittsburgh and attended Mt. Union College, Alliance. He was a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and trustee at the time of his death.
Mr. Kaufman was soloist in the choir at Trinity Church. A member of the choir for 50 years, he also appeared as a soloist in the Pittsburgh area and performed on KDKA in the early days of radio.
Past president of the Kiwanis Club, he was serving as its secretary at the time of his death. He was also chairman of the club's committee in charge of dismantling and preserving the "town clock" from the Central School tower. Mr. Kaufman was chairman of the advisory board of the Salvation Army and a former chairman of the Tri-State Pottery Festival, which he helped organize. He was a member of the Riverview Cemetery Association. He was married on June 28, 1930 to the former Jessie Hall. In addition to his widow, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. John (Joy) Mullen of Kingsport, Tenn., and four grandchildren.
Services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. H. Gene Toot and the Rev. Richard Wallarab of Trinity Church. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening at the funeral home. [The Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio), Saturday, 8 Apr 1972, Page 7; Sub. by Tracy Drane]
William B. Kaufman
Retired Newell Barber Dies
William B. Kaufman, 72, retired Newell barber and potter, died suddenly Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in West Penn Hospital at Pittsburgh. Death was due to a coronary heart attack. He had been ill for several months but was admitted to the hospital only a few hours before his death.
A son of the late Burt Kaufman and Josephine Schenkel Kaufman, he was born in East Liverpool Sept. 9, 1888. He was a jiggerman at the former C.C. Thompson Pottery for many years and later was employed by the Schenango Pottery Co. in New Castle. He operated a barber shop in Newell about 15 years. His last employment was as a guard for the Patterson Foundry & Machine Co. from which post he retired about five years ago. Mr. Kaufman was a former recording secretary and held other offices in the Barbers Union 343. He had resided at 517 Jefferson St., Newell, for 38 years. He belonged to East Liverpool Elks Lodge 258. He leaves two brothers, Howard J. Kaufman and Rowland T. Kaufman of East Liverpool, and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Lillian Kaufman, died in May 1958 and his only son, Burt R. Kaufman, in July 1959.
Rites will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home by the Rev. M. Rudolph Miller, pastor of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday night. ["Evening Review" (East Liverpool, Ohio) Thursday, 6 Oct 1960, Page 3 and "Weirton Daily News" (Weirton, WV), 6 Oct 1960, Sub. by Tracy Drane]
E. Edward Keeper
E. Edward Keeper, 121 W. 2nd St., a retired potter, died Tuesday at 8 p.m. at his home, after an illness of three weeks. He was 77. Mr. Keeper was born in Graysville, Ohio, April 10, 1887, to John Keeper and Mary Blaser Keeper, and resided in this vicinity for 60 years. He was a kilnplacer at the Homer Laughlin China Co. and last worked in 1953. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and the IBOP. His wife, Mrs. Mary E. Keeper, died June 23, 1964. He leaves several nephews and nieces.
Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles W. Kampmeyer. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday night. [The Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio) Wednesday, 17 Feb 1965, Page 17]
Mary E. Keeper
Mrs. Mary E. (Mayme) Keeper, 121 W. 2nd St., died at 1:15 this morning at City Hospital following a year's illness. She was 75. She was born in East Liverpool Feb. 10, 1889, and was a lifetime resident. Mrs. Keeper was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband, Edward E. Keeper at home and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Kampmeyer. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday afternoon or evening at the funeral home. [The Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio) Tuesday, 23 Jun 1964, Page 3; Sub. by Tracy Drane]
Mrs. George Knap
Mrs. George Knapp died Monday in her home in Detroit, Mich., following a long illness.
Mrs. Knapp was the wife of George Knapp, a machine designer in the engineering department of the Homer Laughlin China Co. at Newell for the last 16 years. She had visited frequently in Newell. Surviving with the husband is a son, Merville M. Knapp of Royal Oak, Mich.
Services will be held Thursday in the Kinsey Funeral Home in Royal Oak, suburb of Detroit. Burial will be there. [Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 24, 1950]
Fatal Accident at The Buckeye Plant
Death in a horrible form overtook Fred Kramm (sic), a German employee at the plant of the Buckeye Engine Co. shortly before 11 o’clock Tuesday forenoon. While working abou t the runway of the traveling crane in the Buckeye yards Kramm was run over by the crane, and the top part of his head severed and crushed. Death was instantaneous, and the body dropped a moment later from the crane track to the cupola platform, a distance of about ten feet. The dead man was a valuable employee owing to his familiarity with various languages in usage among the foreign employees about the yards, and had worked at the plant for three to four years past. He resided just outside of the city on the Benton Road and leaves a wife and four small daughters, the oldest being 5 years of age. He was about 42 years old. The accident occurred near the foundry cupolas. At this point the west track of the yard crane rests on the roof of the foundry. Some work was being done on the foundry roof in the way of repairs, and a foreigner working about the yards had been sent up to assist the workmen. Kramm had accompanied the latter, to be as interpreter in transmitting orders from the roof repairer to the foreigner who was assisting him. The work has been underway for some time when the accident occurred. K ramm was standing inside the rail on which the crane runs, and was leaning against it, his right hand and arm resting on the rail.
The rail operator, whose cage on the crane was over near the east rail of the runway, could not see the man who was in a position higher up than the cage. Kramm and those with whom he was working apparently failed or notice the crane’s approach, and the whe el of the advancing crane carriage caught his arm and swiftly drew his body down onto the rail. In this position his head rested on the track directly in front of the wheel s of the crane carriage, which passed over his head, partially severing and terribly crushing and mangling it. His arm was also ground and crushed.
As the weight was released the body poised a moment and then fell to the cupola platform, a few feet beneath. Those who first reached the body saw at once that he was dead, and the city ambulance was summoned. The bruised and mangled body was taken to the Patton & Arbaugh morgue, and prepared for burial. The deceased had been in this country for some 15 years or more, and formerly resided in Cleveland. Since his residence in Salem he has been employed at the plant of the American Steel and Wire Co. and later at the Buckeye Plant. With his family he occupied the small home on the Benton Road, just west of town, owned by John Meyer.
Kramm’s wife was notified about half an hour after the accident, and has been in an extreme state of nervous prostration since, requiring medical attention. Arrangements have not been made for the funeral which will hardly be held before Thursday. It has not yet been decided whether an inquest will be held or not. [Source: "Salem News", Salem, Ohio, Thursday, January 30, 1906; transcribed by grandaug hter Mary J. Armstrong, who adds: "His name was actually Fred Krann, not Kramm. He is buried in the Salem, Ohio, Grandview Cemetery. It is believed my mother, Elsie Krann, had just been born 6 days prior to this accident or possibly was a year old at the time]
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