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Sarah Elizabeth Sayre
Long Illness Claims Wife
Rites Slated Tuesday for Mrs. B. F. Sayre
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Sayre, wife of Ben F. Sayre of Zanesville and a former resident of East Liverpool, died Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Rocky Glenn Sanitarium at McConnelsville, following a six-year illness. She was 73.
Mrs. Sayre was born Feb. 9, 1877, a Proctor, W. Va., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Leighue. She lived in East Liverpool for about 12 years, going to Zanesville about six years ago. She was a member of the Second Christian Church while a resident of East Liverpool and also the Ladies of the Macabees.
Mrs. Sayre leaves two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Commins and Mrs. Ethel McCutcheon of Zanesville; two sons, Rex Sayre of Wellsville and Clayton Sayre of East Liverpool; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Kleigler and Mrs. Eliza Kress of Toledo, and Mrs. Ellen Browning of Gilbert, W. Va.,; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
The body was brought today to the Kelly Funeral Home, where rites will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. by Rev. D. Park Chapman of the First Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Columbiana County Memorial Park. Friends may call tonight at the funeral home. [Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 31, 1950]

Charles H. Schenkel
Death Claims C.H. Schenkel -- Ex-Piano Teacher's Rites Set Saturday
Charles H. Schenkel, 654 Minerva St., former piano teacher and orchestra director, died today at 2:30 a.m. in City Hospital following a two-week illness. He had been in poor health for a year. He was 75.
A son of the late Jacob Schenkel and Mary Ackerman Schenkel, he was born here Nov. 6, 1878. He learned the pottery trade but turned to music when a young man and was graduated from the Beaver Conservatory of Music. In addition to teaching a piano class, he was director of the orchestra when the McKinley Theater, now the State, was a vaudeville house before World War I. Because of failing eyesight he was forced to give up teaching about 15 years ago.  He was a member of the Musicians Union. He was married Aug. 8, 1914 to Miss Nellie Alcock, who survives him. He also leaves two sons, Charles K. Schenkel of El Paso, Tex., and Gerald Schenkel of Northville, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Henry J. Wohlgemuth and Mrs. Ormond H. Williams of East Liverpool; a sister, Mrs. Burt Kaufman of East Liverpool, and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. M. Rudolph Miller of the First Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. W.P. Jones of the First Free Methodist Church. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday afternoon and night at the funeral home.  [East Liverpool Review (East Liverpool, Ohio) Thursday, 15 Oct 1953, Page 3, Sub. by Tracy Drane]

Ellen Schenkel
Services for Mrs. Ellen Schenkel, 88, of 644 Minerva St. will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m at the Dawson Funeral Home. She died Saturday at 10 a.m. at City Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Daughter of Ralph Alcock and Ellen Horn Alcock, Mrs. Schenkel was born Feb. 18, 1884. She had resided in the East Liverpool area her lifetime. Her husband, Charles Schenkel, died in October 1953. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Grace Wohlgemuth of East Liverpool and Mrs. Ormond (Helen) Williams, with whom she had resided; a step-son, Charles Schenkel of El Paso, Tex., six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
The Tuesday services will be conducted by the Rev. E.C. Traylor of the First Church of Christ (Disciples). Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and tonight and Tuesday up to the time of service. [East Liverpool Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio) Monday, 19 Feb 1973, Page 18; Sub. by Tracy Drane, who adds this Note: Ellen went by Nellie]

Jacob Schenkel
Jacob Schenkle Instantly Killed -- Run Down by a Passenger Train This Morning Near the Thompson Pottery
STEPPED ON THE WRONG TRACK - Engineer Myers Did Not See Him Until It Was Too Late - HE HAD QUITE A HISTORY
Jacob Schenkle, one of the city's oldest and best known citizens, was almost instantly killed this morning by being struck by the passenger train due in this city at 10:06 o'clock. Mr. Shenkle was walking up the track and had reached a point between the Thompson and Laughlin potteries when the train whistled for this city. He seemed to become confused and stepped on the main track in front of the rapidly approaching train. Engineer Myers did not see him until it was too late to stop his train, but managed to check it in time to prevent it from passing over the body. Mr. Schenkel was an agent for the Prudential Insurance company, and after the train had been stopped he was identified by the insurance books which he had in his possession. A handful of calendars that he had with him were also picked up. Passengers and crew assisted in picking up the dying man and placing him on the train, where he died before the passenger station was reached. The right side of his head was badly bruised and both legs were broken. The train was in charge of Conductor Valley Stevens and Engineer Myers, but no blame can be attached to them for the distressing accident.
Deceased was 65 years of age and was born in Germany and came to Mexico with Maximilian's army when that country was invaded. After his time expired with this army he concluded to make the United States his home and spent several years in New Orleans and Cincinnati and finally settled in Cleveland. He came from that city to East Liverpool 28 years ago and followed the barber business until he entered the insurance business. His early life he spent in the army and served 13 years in the German, French and Italian armies, during which time he did duty in Africa and India. He also served with distinction and honor to himself in the Crimean war. He leaves a widow and three children to mourn his untimely end, Katherine Kauffman (Kaufman), Henry Schenkel and Charles Schenkle.
The remains were taken into the baggage room at the passenger depot and later were removed to his late home on Basil avenue. The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.
Engineer George and and Sherman Orr were witnesses of the accident, and they both state that Schenkle was standing in the middle of the track turning over the leaves of his insurance book when the train struck him. [Evening News Review (East Liverpool, Ohio) Monday, 17 Dec 1900, Page 1;  Sub. by Tracy Drane who adds this NOTE: Jacob's last name is spelled several ways in this obit. The correct spelling was Schenkel]

Mabel I. Shaffer
Mabel I. Shaffer 94, of Calcutta, Ohio passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at The Medical Center in Beaver, Pennsylvania following a brief Illness.
She was the daughter of the late Arch and Georgianna (Bell) Shaffer, born on July 11, 1911 in East Liverpool, Ohio. A life long area resident, Miss Shaffer retired in 1976 from the Homer Laughlin China Company, where she worked as a decorator and did brushing for 30 years. She graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1929 and was a member of the Old Guard and at one time she sold Avon and belonged to the Friendship Quilting Club. She was a member of Longs Run Presbyterian Church, where she belonged to the Hanna Circle.
Miss Shaffer is survived by a nephew, Samuel K. Shaffer II and his wife Pam, of Calcutta, a sister-in-law, Louise Shaffer of Calcutta and a great-niece, Kimberly Shaffer of Calcutta
She was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel K. Shaffer on January 9, 2006
Serviced will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home on Wednesday, Match 15, 2006 at 11:00 AM with Elder Tom Enochs of the church, officiating.
Burial will be in United Presbyterian Cemetery of Calcutta.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral Home in Calcutta today, Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Margaret Shimmons
Services for Mrs. Margaret Shimmons, former resident of New Somerset, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 from the Merele Owens Funeral Home in Cleveland, with burial in Whifehaven Cemetery there.
Mrs. Shimmons died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Shafer of Euclid.
A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wilson, she was born at New Somerset, where she resided until going to Cleveland 35 years ago.
She also is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W.J. Rhuark and Mrs. Harry Myers or Wellsville; two brothers, Frank Wilson of Chester, and Elwod Wilson of Clarksburg W. Va and several nephews and nieces. [Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 18, 1950]

Nicholas S. Skrinjar
Nicholas S. Skrinjar of Pine Hollow Road, Rogers, died on Saturday, January 19, 2002, from injuries he received in an auto accident near Rogers.
He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on November 9, 1983, the son of Stephen J.and Marcie (Thompson) Skrinjar of Rogers.
Nick was a Senior at Beaver Local High School where he was a member of the the Varsity Baseball Team, the National Honor Society, R.O.T.C. and the R.O.T.C. Rifle Team and the Future Farmers of America. He had also been a member of 4 H for 9 years most recently belonging to the Country Hands 4 H Club. He had attended the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in East Liverpool and the Networking Technologies Class at Kent State University. Nick was also a former member of the Beaver Local Band and had been employed at the Rollerplex in Glenmoor.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Noah S. Skrinjar at home, his Maternal Grandparents, Donald and Mary Eleanor Thompson of Calcutta, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. He was preceeded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Frank and Barbara Skrinjar.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Thomson of the Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery.

Emmet E. Smeltz
LISBON, July 19 (Special)-- Services for Emmet E. Smeltz, former employee of the Columbiana County School System, were held today from the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.
Principal of John Adams High School there, he died Monday of a heart ailment. He was 63.
Mr. Smeltz left here for Cleveland in 1923. Previously he was superintendent at Bergholz and district school superintendent in Carroll county.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaretta Minsel Smeltz, two daughters, a son, four sisters, two brothers and two grandchildren. [Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 19, 1950]

Charles E. Smith
SIGNAL, July (Special)-- Charles E. Smith, 84, a blacksmith here for a number of years, died Sunday at 6:05 a.m. at the home of a son, Joseph Smith, in Edinburgh, where he had made his home for the last year.
Mr. Smith, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Smith, was born April 17, 1866, in Waldo, Marion County. His wife, Barbara Vogle Smith, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in New Lyme, Ahstabula County.
Surviving are four other sons, Charles J. Smith of Lima, Edward Smith and Richard Smith of Signal; for daughters, Mrs. Tillie O'Dell of Portsmouth, Mrs. Theresa Lynch of Cincinnati, Mrs. Stella of Rhunock of Lima and Mrs. Thelma Hilliard of Ambridge, Pa.; three brothers, Edward Smith and John Smith of Marian and Frank Smith of Petersburg and Theodore Smith of Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. Isa Vick of Huntington, Tenn.; 30 grandchildrne and several grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday from the Warrick Funeral Home in Columbiana by Rev. Earl C. Brookes of the Rogers Methodist Church. Burial will be in the East Parma Cemetery, near Rogers. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight. [Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 24, 1950]

Nellie Smith
Services will be held Thursday for Mrs. Nellie Smith, 83, of Canton, former Wellsville resident, who died Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Extended Care Center here.
Born at Marietta June 1, 1864, she was a daughter of Henry Smith Terry* and Rebecca Jane Barnhart Terry*, Her husband died in 1958.
She had resided at Canton for 20 years and was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include a brother, Lester Pearl Perry of Hillcrest, Wellsville.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Haugh Funeral Home in Wellsville by a representative of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.
Friends may call tonight at the funeral home.
[*Transcribed from the East Liverpool Review, last name is either Terry or Perry.]

Judge Ralph R. Speak
WARREN, O. - July 17- Funeral Services will be held here tomorrow for Ralph R. Speak, 60, a municipal judge since 1932. He died Saturday night after a long illness. [Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 17, 1950]

Elizabeth Stamm
Services have been held for Miss Elizabeth Stamm of near near Los Angeles, a former city resident who died June 13 at a Los Angeles hospital following a stroke. Burial followed at California.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Stamm and had resided in California about 18 years. She is survived by two brothers, John Stamm of LaMeds, Calif., and Innis Stamm of Michigan.

Martha Ella Stamm
Following an illness of six weeks, Mrs. John Stamm, 61 years of age, wife of City Treasurer John Stamm, died early yesterday morning in her home on Ohio Avenue. Death was due to a complication of diseases.
Mrs. Stamm, who had been a resident of this city for about forty years, was born in Mechanicstown, Ohio, spending her youth in Carroll County, Until her death she was a member and active worker in the Second Presbyterian church here.
Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by the following children: Gypsy and G. B. K. Stamm, residing at home; Mrs. J. W. McCain, of Rochester Pa.; Miss Elizabeth Stamm, of Columbus, Ohio. The following brothers and sisters also survive; Samuel and John Andrews, Mrs. James Timlim, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkins and Sherman Andrews, all living in Carroll County.
Funeral Services will be held from the late residence tomorrow afternoon. Rev. D. W. MacLeod, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate, Rev. Charles W. Nash, pastor of the Second United Presbyterian Church, assisting. Burial will be made in Riverview Cemetery.

Herman Steffen
Herman L. (Bud) Steffen, 53, of 444 1st Ave., East End, an employee of the Crucible Steel Division of Colt Industries at Midland, died this morning at 4:15 at City Hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday.  A native of West Point, Mr. Steffen was born April 9, 1918, a son of Herman and Mary Richards Steffen. He had resided here most of his life. He worked in the Cold Strip Department at Crucible. Mr. Steffen was a World War II Army veteran and was active in sports over the years. He was a member of Riddle Masonic Lodge 315 and Local 1212, United Steelworkers of America. He was a past president of the Blue and White Nonpariel Club. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Treleven Steffen, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Edna) Anderson and Mrs. Robert (Kay) Klubert, both of East Liverpool, Mrs. John (Cheryl) Cole of Lisbon and Mrs. Debra Bookman, at home; two sons, Gary (Huck) Steffen of East Liverpool and Rick Steffen, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Dearth and Mrs. Arnold (Laverne) Birch, both of East Liverpool; a brother, John R. Steffen of Florida, and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home by Capt. Richard Bosh of the Salvation Army. Burial will be in Calcutta United Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and night. Masonic services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 7:30 p.m.  [The Evening Review, 26 Aug 1971; sub. by Tracy Drane]

George Stewart
George "Scotty" Stewart, 72, night watchman at the Stevenson Foundry Co. for 24 years, died at 12:10 a.m. today at his home, 213 Aten Ave., Wellsville, after a three-month illness of complications.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. May Stewart, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Burns of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Services will be held at the Haugh Funeral Home Wednesday at 1 p.m. by Rev. Charles A. Smith of the United Presbyterian Church.
Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday night. [Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 17, 1950]

Michael E. Strieby
Class of 1874 - MICHAEL EPAPHRODITUS STRIEBY (D.D.) Born, Sept. 26, 1815, in Columbiana, Ohio. Son of Christopher Harper and Elizabeth (Punghes) Strieby. Entered Hudson College in 1831, but went to Oberlin after two years, where he graduated in 1838; pursued theological studies in Oberlin Seminary, but did not graduate on account of ill health; ordained and made pastor of the Free Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon, Ohio, April 7, 1842; pastor Plymouth Congregational Church, Syracuse, N.Y., 1852-63; removed to Newark, N.J., in 1864, and in 1868 organized the Belleville Avenue Congregational Church, serving as its pastor one and a half years, in 1864 appointed secretary of the American Missionary Association, which office he retained until 1896; LL.D., Howard University, 1892; for many years editor of the "American Missionary." Among his more important publications were the following pamphlets: (1) Early Anti-Slavery Missions and their Outcome; (2) Caste in America; (3) Destiny of the African Races; (4) The American Freedmen as Factors in African Evangelization; (5) Place and Work of the American Missionary Association; (6) History of the American Missionary Association, with illustrative facts and incidents; (7) History of Congregationalism in the United States; (8) The Brotherhood of Man; (9) Missions the Work of the Era; (10) The Look Forward; (11) The Work of Half a Generation among the Freedman; (12) Forty Years of Missionary Work; (13) Outlook for the Future. Died, March 16, 1899, in Clifton Springs, N.Y.
Married, Nov. 7, 1842, Ellen Frances, daughter of Abram and Cornelia (Humphreys) Griswold of Gustavus, Ohio, who died Jan. 7, 1892. Children: Henry Martyn, Cornelia Elizabeth, Francis Harper, Mary, William, Edwin Griswold, George Howard, of whom three are living.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1898-1899, Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Tr. by K. Mohler]


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