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Obituaries and Death Notices

John Laird
On the 24th last, at New Lisbon, after a severe illness of a few hours, John Laird, Esq., a senator of this state from Columbiana county. He was a young man justly entitled to the esteem of his friends and acquaintances. [The Western Star, Lebanon, OH - May 15 1824]

Julia K. Lambright
Julia K. Lambright, 94, of Nentwick's Convalescent Center , formerly of St. Clair Avenue , died at 12:05 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 , at East Liverpool City Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in East Liverpool Feb. 28, 1912 , daughter of the late Herman Clyde and Celia Smith Lambright, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of East Liverpool.
A 1931 graduate of East Liverpool High School , she was a life member of the East Liverpool High School Alumni Association and its Charter Club.
She retired from the Hoover Co. in Pittsburgh , where she had worked as a switchboard operator. At one time, she also worked at Pearl China Co.
She was involved with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
Four cousins, Hugh Smith and his wife, Ruth Ann, of East Liverpool, Betty Birch of Elkton, Sylvia George and her husband, Jim, of Rogers and Bensley H. Smith of East Liverpool, survive.
A brother, Robert Lambright, preceded her in death.
Friends may call Monday at the Dawson Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Pastor Jon Truax of the church will conduct services at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Calcutta United Presbyterian Church.

Grief Lampkin
Grief (Gary) Lampkin of Smiths Ferry R. D. I. died this morning at 8:48 in City Hospital, following and illness of five days. He was 73. He was born in Chatham, Va., and had been resident of the Midland area and an employe of the Crucible Steel Co. for 30 years. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Grey's Landing, Pa., and was a deacon of the church for the last 16 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. English Lampkin of Smiths Ferry; a son, Harvey Lee Lampkin of Smiths Ferry; six daughters, Mrs. Addie Lincoln of East Liverpool, Mrs. Bertha Jarrett of Smiths Ferry, Mrs. Callie Euill of Wellsville, Mrs. Isabel Jordan of Gray's Landing, Mrs. Lucy Travers of Cleveland, and Mrs. Ellen Walsh of Orange, N. J.; a brother, Harries Lampkin of Chatham; three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Roy of Chatham, Mrs. Clara Swanson of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Stella Muse of New Jersey, and one grandson.
The body was removed to the Cannon Funeral Home in Midland. Arrangements are incomplete.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, Dec. 30, 1952]

Grief (Gary) Lampkin
Services for Grief (Gary) Lampkin of Smiths Ferry R. D. 1. who died Tuesday morning in City Hospital, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Cannon Funeral Home in Midland.
The Rev. Hubert Goodman, pastor of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Cemetery.
He is survived by his widow, a son, six daughters, a brother, three sisters, 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 10 a. m. Thursday and on Friday at the funeral home.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, Dec. 31, 1952.]

Oliver Leach
His Life Went Out
Oliver Leach, a Structural Boss at the Rolling Mill at Wellsville, O., Instantly Killed by a Falling Piece of Iron. -- Struck Him On The Head. His Remains Sent Home.
Oliver A. Leech, son of Benjamin F. Leech, of Middlebourne, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon while at work in the rolling mill at Wellsville, O.
While he was at work unloading a car load of structural iron at the rolling mill, he was struck by heavy piece of iron and instantly killed. Mr. Leech has been working in the iron business some eight or ten years and for many years has been boss of a gang of men whose business it is to put up iron structures. He went to Wellsville about a week ago with his gang of men for the purpose of putting up some additions which for some time have been contemplated at the plant of the American Steel company. He had just gone to work yesterday afternoon and was assisting to unload a car of structural iron. He and some of his men were taking out a long piece of iron and in doing so overturned a heavy piece of iron which fell on his head, cutting a deep gash in Leech's head just over the eye. He was crushed to the bottom of the car, and ere the iron could be lifted from him life was extinct.
The unfortunate man was 37 years of age and a single man. Jas. W. Jackson, also of Middlebourne, who was working with Mr. Leach at the time of the accident, accompanied the remains here where they were met by Undertaker Sellers, of Middlebourne, who took the body out this afternoon. The funeral will take place at Middlebourne tomorrow morning at ten o'clock. Mr. Leach has the reputation of being a good man, industrious and trustworthy in every relation of life, and his friends sincerely regret his untimely end. [Sistersville Daily Oil Review (Sistersville, W. V.) August 6, 1902, page 1, Sub. by RL]

Mary Frances Leak
Mary Frances, the one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Leak of East End, was called by death at about 5 o'clock last evening (March 24, 1911), following a brief illness of peritonitis.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon form the home of the child's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. McCain, 1033 Ohio avenue, East End. Rev. L. H. Lewellyn, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Friends may view the remains this evening.
[Source: East Liverpool Tribune]

Betty Jane Hunt Ledford
Betty Jane Hunt Ledford, 82, of Lake Shore Blvd. died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at Massillon Community Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born in East Liverpool January 15, 1924, a daughter of the late Fred Howard and Rachel Hunt Brown.
At one time a secretary at the former Star Furniture in East Liverpool, she retired in 1993 from Morrison Knudson Engineering in Cleveland.
She was Baptist by faith.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters; Margaret McKinney, Marian Carlisle, Odessa Hunt; and a brother, Clyde Hunt.
She is survived by a brother, Richard Hunt of Norwalk, Calif.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at the Dawson Funeral Home with Evangelist Richard Chambers officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the Dawson Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Calcutta United Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Samuel Littell
West township, Columbiana Co., Ohio, Feb. 7, ae. 79. He was a native of Fayette Co., Penn., where he lived until 1838, when he removed to Wayne Co., Ohio, and resided there until about a year before his decease, when the infirmity of age induced him to sell his property, and remove to a point where he could enjoy the society, and almost daily intercourse, of eight of his ten children. Mr. L. was a man of strong mind, a great reader, a deep thinker, a close and profound reasoner, with a mind fully stored, and a memory tenacious enough to render available and pleasing the knowledge gained through so many years. He wrote and spoke with clearness and perspicuity, and in this exercise he delighted. He published much - taking an active part m all the exciting subjects of his day, and especially in favor of the temperance reformation. He was a firm believer in the Christian religion, an Old Side Baptist by profession ; and this profession he honored and adorned by a long life, so devoted to morality and religion, that nearly all his descendants, who have arrived at adult age, are children of the covenant.
[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.]

Lawrence A. Little
Lawrence A. Little of Annesley Road, Glenmoor, East Liverpool, died in his sleep early Saturday morning at his residence. He was 81.
Born in Brimstone Hollow, Bergholz, Ohio on August 23, 1925, he was the son of the late Sherman Allison Little and Emma Elisabeth Warden Little and moved to East Liverpool from Wellsville in 1966.
Prior to WWII, he was employed at former Sterling China before entering the U.S. Army on Nov. 9, 1943, seeing action in the Ardennes, the Rhinelands and Central Europe. He was discharged on February 12, 1946 with a Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and three bronze battle stars.
Returning to Sterling China after the war, he later became employed at Crucible Steel where he worked 28 years as a hot scarfer and seven years as a roller in the Billett Mill where he was a foreman. He retired from Crucible in 1982 and in 1985 moved to Arizona where he was employed as a prison officer until 1990. Most recently, he was a chain-sharpener at Brian's Lawn Mower Repair in Glenmoor.
Mr. Little's memberships included, Hope Christian Fellowship, Masonic Lodge #180 of Wellsville, Royal Arch Masons Chapter #55 and Keramos Council #95 Royal and Select Masters. He was also a member of the Glenmoor American Legion and was an avid bowler, participating in the Old-Timers League on Tuesdays.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Taubert Little, whom he married on January 20, 1966 and a son Brian K. Little at home.
Two sons; Daniel James Little and Larry Mark Little, preceded him in death as did a stepson Dan Jones and a step-grandson Danny Jones, Jr.
He will also be remembered by his stepdaughter Karen Jones Trotter of Calcutta and a stepson Randy Jones of Wellsville.
There are eight step-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Dawson Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Ross of Hope Christian Fellowship officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta U.P. Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday where a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.
Lunch will be served at the Dawson Family Center following services Wednesday.

John Longfellow
John Longfellow, former employee of the Crucible Steel Co. in Midland, died this morning at his home near Cook's Ferry following a long illness. He was 66.
Mr. Longfellow had been a foreman in the Electrical Department.
The body was removed to the Stewart Funeral Home at Hookstown. Arrangements are incomplete.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 28, 1950]

John G. Longfellow
Special funeral services for John G. Longfellow, 68, who died Friday morning at his home in Cook's Ferry, will be held Sunday night at the late home by the Odd Fellows Lodge of Midland.
Burial services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. from the late home by Rev. T. Duane Stewart, pastor of the midland Methodist Church. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
Friends mays call at the Stewart Funeral Home in Hookstown tonight and at the late home after 10 a. m. Sunday.
The former turn foreman of the Electrical Department of the Crucible Steel Co., at Midland is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Arnold Johnson of Akron, Mrs. Floyd Sberman of Houlton, Me., Miss Mary Longfellow of Dayton; two sons, Technical Sergeant George M. Longfellow of the U. S. Marine Corps and Harry Longfellow at home; a sister, Miss Anna B. Longfellow of Gardiner, Me., and nine grandchildren.
Mr. Longfellow was a member of the Midland Odd Fellows and was a past deputy, a member of the Past Grand Association of Beaver County and the Rebekah Lodge.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 29, 1950]

John G. Longfellow
Funeral service for John G. Longfellow, 66 were to be held today at 2 p.m. from the late home in Cook's Ferry by Rev. T. Duane Stewart of the Midland Methodist Church. Burial was to be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
He leaves his widow, four daughters, three sons, including Elmer Longfellow of Akron, and nine grandchildren.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 31, 1950]


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