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Obituaries and Death Notices

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]

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.

Mrs. John Stamm (Martha Ella)
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.

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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