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Wilbur Weber Jr.

Wilbur J. "Ike" Weber, 84, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999.
He was born Oct. 31, 1915, in Columbiana, a son of Amos Weber and Rosalie Madliger Weber. A 55-year employee ofthe Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., he worked for 20 years as manager of Firestone Test Center in Columbiana.Mr. Weber was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Columbiana, and was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice "Bea" Weber; sons, David Weber of Dallas, Texas, and Dennis J. Weberof Montgomery, Ala.; six grandchildren.
Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Grace United Church of Christ in Columbiana, with Rev.Earl Crecelius officiating. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana,and one hour prior to services Saturday. [Source: Akron Beacon Journal -November 11, 1999]

Jennie Crable Webber
Death Claims Mrs. Webber
Long illness takes local woman at 74.
Mrs. Jennie Crable Webber, wife of Ambrose E. Webber, died Saturday at 5:20 p. m. in her home, 344 West FourthSt., following a long illness. She was 74
A daughter of the late I. N. Crable and Mrs. Laura Anderson Crable, Mrs. Webber was born in Brownsville, Pa., andcame to East Liverpool with her parents when she was 4. She was a member of St. Stephenson's Episcopal Church.
She leaves a son, Leonard C. Webber; a brothers, Russell Crable, and a sister, Mrs. John Russell, all of East Liverpool,and two grandchildren.
Rites will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Dawson Funeral Home by Rev. Frederick T. Gillette. Burial willbe in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call tonight at the funeral home. [Source: The East LiverpoolReview, July 17, 1950]

Paul W. West
Paul W. West, 79, of Columbiana County, Alliance, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at home. Born in Alliance to StacyWest and Cora (Johnson) West, he married Mary E. (Howard) West on Aug. 20, 1949. He resided in the area most ofhis life, and was a graduate of Alliance High School. He was employed by Alliance Machine Co. in supervision untilretiring, and he attended Southside Church of God. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in World War II in the AsiaticPacific Theatre, and received Presidential Unit Citation and the Bronze Star.
Survivors include wife, Mary West of Alliance; daughters, Rose Wright and Paula Stephenson, both of Alliance; sons,Ernest West of Homeworth, Ohio and Gary West of Sebring, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brothers,Harold West of Alliance and Stacy West of Atwater; sister, Leona Bettis of Atwater. He was preceded in death byparents and by brother, Wallace West.
Funeral services at Casaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2000. Friends may call atCasaday-Turkle-Christian from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Pastor John Smith will officiate. Entombment at HighlandMemorial Park. [Source: Akron Beacon Journal - December 9, 2000]

Frank A. Whittaker
Frank A. Whittaker, 77, a native of East Palestine, died Sunday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Murray,in Robertsville, Stark County.
Mr. Whittaker was born Feb. 26, 1873, in East Palestine, a son of George and Elizabeth Westlake Whittaker. He wasmarried Nov. 30, 1904, to Miss Margaret McConnell at Toronto. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Whittaker leaves a son, George Whittaker of Wellsville; three other daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, Mrs.Jennie Mack and Mrs. Ola Lengyel, all of New Cumberland; a half-brother, Dale Hamilton of Erie, Pa., and 26 grandchildrenand one great grandchild.
The body was taken to the Stewart and Turley Funeral Home in New Cumberland where services will be held Tuesdayat 2 p.m. by Rev. Milo Smith, pastor of the Free Methodist Church there. Burial will be in the New Cumberland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home. [Source: The East Liverpool Review,July 17, 1950]

Mary A. Wells
Long Illness Takes Widow
Mrs. Mary A. Wells' Rites To Be Monday
Mrs. Mary Alice Goodwin Wells, 419 Azelea Ave., died Friday at 4 p. m. in City Hospital following a several months'illness. Mrs. Wells was born in East Liverpool, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Goodwin. She was graduatedfrom East Liverpool High School and from Bradford (Mass.) Acadmeny.
She was married in 1929 to Norman Wells and lived in New York City until after his death, when she returned toEast Liverpool. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Wells leaves two son, John G. Wells, who is stationed at the Selfredge (Mich) Air Base, and Norman WoodruffWells, at home, and a brother, James Goodwin of New York City.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a. m. in the Dawson Funeral Home by Rev. M. Rudolph Miller of theFirst Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday night at the funeral home. [Source: The East LiverpoolReview, July 29, 1950]

Joseph Wilkinson, Jr.
DIED. WILKINSON---At the residence of his father, a short distance below Bladensburg, Ohio, on Saturday the 5thinst., of paralysis, after an illness of forty-one hours of the most intense suffering, Joseph Wilkinson, Jr. inthe 33d year of his age.
The deceased was a native of New Lisbon, Columbiana county, and moved with his parents to this county while quitea youth. His sudden demise has cast a gloom over his numerous acquaintances who held him in the highest esteemfor the kindly and urbane deportment he ever manifested towards all who came within the circle of his acquaintance.The community has lost a valued friend, his mourning parents a dutiful son, and his surviving brothers and sistersone ever near and dear to them. Truly, "In the midst of life we are in death." [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 16, 1880 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

John Williams
At his residence, in Gallipolis, Ohio, in the72d year of his age, John Williams.He was born in Ireland, on the 1st day of June, 1803, near Armath.His fatherdied when he was four years of age.In 1813 he came to America in company with his widowed mother.He was educatedin Maryland.His advantages being more than ordinary.When he was 28 years of age he came to Ohio, where he marriedand settled in Columbiana county, where he lived a number of years.In 1847 he came tothis place, where hiswork, cares and suffering were ended by the messenger of death.He was through all the early part of his lifea very stirring business man, occupying different positions of usefulness and trust; his nature was kind and humane;his errors were those which proved worse to himself.His last afflictions were protracted for several months,and was borne with great patience.He was conscious of his approaching dissolution, and in the last few hoursthat he lived, gave the evidence to his children that he trusted Jesus.He spoke of his first wife that he wouldmeet there, and said to his daughter that he wanted to see all his friends there.That Friend who can help whenall earthly flesh fails, heard his plea, and give him to realize--
No terror has death or the graveTo those who believe in the Lord;Who know the Redeemercan save--And lean on the faith of His word,While ashes to ashes, and dust
We give unto dust, in our gloomThe light of salvation we trust,Which hangs like alamp in the tomb.[New Lisbon papers please copy.] [GallipolisJournal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, Date: April 22, 1875 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Mary P. Williams
Mrs. Mary P. Williams, 74, widow of John Williams died today at 7 a.m. in her home on Logan St., Pleasant Heights,following a brief illness.
Mrs. Williams was born in Woodsfield and lived in East Liverpool 50 years. She was a member of the First Churchof the Nazarene.
She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Mary Myers of Richmond, and Mrs. Marie Malone and Miss Faye Williams , both ofEast Liverpool; five sons, Lewis Williams, James Williams, George Williams and Fred Williams, all of East Liverpool,and Bearl Williams of Industry; two brothers, John Cline of Beverly and Joseph Cline of New Matamoras, and 30 grandchildrenand 17 great-grandchildren.
Rites will be held Monday at 2 p. m. in the Dawson Funeral Home by Rev. C. L. Rodda. Burial will be in Locust HillCemetery.
Friends may call Sunday at the funeral home. [Source: The East LiverpoolReview, July 22, 1950]

John T. Wood
John T. Wood, 64, Dies Suddenly - E. Liverpool Postmaster, Former Potters' Chief, Succumbs
EAST LIVERPOOL, March 20 - John T. Wood, 64, East Liverpool postmaster, dropped dead from a heart attack at his North Side ave. home at 11:15 a.m. today. Wood was completing his fifth year as postmaster here, being appointed by former President Hoover to succeed Charles Brown. Brown had been appointed in 1927 to fill the unexpired term of the late J.E. McClure. Wood was a former pottery worker and for years was active in affairs of the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters. He was a former president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer of the latter organization, serving in the various positions for a period of 26 years.  Wood was a member of the Rotary club and formerly served on the municipal sinking fund trustee board. He was at work in the post office Saturday, but remained home this morning, complaining that he was not feeling well. His death was entirely unexpected. He is survived by his widow, his mother, six sons, one daughter, a sister and three brothers. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. [The Salem News (Salem, Ohio) Monday, 20 Mar 1933, Page 1; Sub. by Tracy Drane]

Postmaster John T. Wood, 64, Falls Dead
Heart Attack Claims Former Union Leader - Republican Appointee Had Been Ill for Weeks - Held City Post - Widow, Daughter, Six Sons and Mother Survive
Postmaster John T. Wood, 64, former president of the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters, fell dead from a heart attack at his home in Northside avenue, Pleasant Heights, today at 11:05 a.m. Mr. Wood had been in ill health for several months but attended his duties at the postoffice on Saturday. He died before a physician could be summoned.
Born in England:  He was born in England and came to the United States 50 years ago. He was a pottery kilnplacer, at which trade he worked until he was elected secretary-treasury of the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters in 1911. He previously served for eight years as treasurer of the organization and for two years as seventh vice president. Following the resignation of Edward Menge, Wood was elected president of the brotherhood in 1921, which office he held until 1927. He was appointed to fill out the unexpired term of the late Charles Brown as postmaster, during the spring of 1928, and in December of the same year he was appointed for a four-year term.
Served in City Offices:  He had served as a member of the old municipal board of control and also several terms as a trustee of the sinking fund. He was also a member of the East Liverpool Rotary club. He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Wood, of East Liverpool, one daughter, Mrs. Troy Stephenson of Cleveland, and six sons, William, Harry, Thomas and John Jr., at home; Walter of East Liverpool and Arthur Wood of Lisbon. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. George Hall, East Liverpool, and three brothers, Albert of Pittsburgh; Ralph of Richmond, Cal., and William of Mt. Clemens, Mich. [East Liverpool Review (East Liverpool, Ohio) Monday, 20 Mar 1933, Page 1; Sub. by Tracy Drane]

Herbert H. Woodyard
Herbert H. Woodyard, 47 of Broad Street, East Liverpool, Ohio died Sunday, November 26, 2006 at home followinga 2 year illness.
He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on December 24, 1958 and was the son of Edward L. & Linda (Walburger) Woodyard,also of East Liverpool, OH and had lived his entire life in East Liverpool.
Mr. Woodyard, a life long area resident, worked at the Hall China Company for 26 years as a Computer Machine Operator,last working in March of 2006. He was a graduate of East Liverpool High School, a social member of American Legion,Post 374 and Local 417 of Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers. He loved to be outdoors and enjoyedrafting on Beaver Creek, fishing and camping.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a son, Tim Woodyard of East Liverpool, OH; three sisters, Wanda Blaner andher husband, Duane of Lisbon, OH, Kay Giralico of East Liverpool, OH and Sandy M. Hilbert and her husband, Jimof East Liverpool, OH; four nieces, Heidi Wheeler of Lisbon, Amber O'Hanlon of Wellsville, OH, Nicole Hilbert andLinsey Hilbert, both of East Liverpool, OH; two nephews, Bobby Cunningham of Lisbon and Joey Giralico of East Liverpool,OH.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday, November30, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor George White of Christian Life Tabernacle, officiating. Burial will follow inUnited Presbyterian Cemetery of Calcutta. The family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta Chapelon Wednesday, November 29, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.


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