Services for Mrs. Gussie E. Harris, 75, of 107 Park av., who died Monday at County Memorial hospital following a heart attack, will be held at 10 a.m Thursday at the Dawson funeral home in charge of Rev John Shanley. Burial will be in South Lawn cemetery. She was born Aug. 30, 1880, in Galena, Ill, and married Nov. 18, 1898, to George Harris, who died Nov. 11, 1936 Mrs. Harris was a member of Calvary Methodist church and the YWCA. The survivors include one son, Jack Harris, Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Emmett Long, Oakland, Calif., Mrs. George Goodnick, Chadron, Neb., Mrs. William Venting, Custer, S. Dak., and Mrs. Sam White, Anaconda Mont.; one bother in Ovid. Col., two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m Wednesday and until time for the services Thursday.
[Source: Coshocton Tribune, Jun 19, 1957 — Sub by FoFG]
Miss Almira Harstine, daughter of John Harstine, of Adams tow[n]ship, a very estimable young lady, died last Friday of pneumonia. She was soon to have been married to a Son of R(?).C. Warren of that township.
[Coshocton Daily Age, Coshocton Ohio, February 10, 1883 - SW — Sub by FoFG]
Plainfield: The remains of Mrs. Jane Heskett, of Willis Creek, who came to her death by accidentally taking morphine, were brought here last Sabbath and interred in the cemetery west of town. Funeral services were held in the M.P. Church and conducted by Rev. J.H. Gray, from John 1, 23, 21, 25. Mrs. Heskett was formerly, and for a great many years past, a resident of this town. She leaves two sons and daughters to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate mother.
[The Democratic Standard, 22 Feb 1889 — Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]
The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. E. C. Hickey, of North Fourth street, died today. The family came here recentlyfrom Steubenville, Mr. Hickey, having charge of the Wheeling gravel pit.
[Coshocton Daily Times, unknown date — Sub by FoFG]
Mrs. Ann Higgs died at her residence on Chestnut street on the 15th inst. She was born in Wales, June 14, 1823 and came to his country when she was three years of age. She was married to John Higgs in 1846, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. She was a loving mother, a faithful and devoted wife, and a christian woman, loved by all who knew her.
[The Democratic Standard, 22 Feb 1889 — Sub. by: Teresa Haines Rigney]
Blissfield Native, Graduate of Nursing, dies in Akron
Mrs. Una Mcneil Hoch, 69, former Coshocton and Blissfield resident, died at 11:00 AM Friday in the Akron city hospital of complications. Mrs. Hoch was one of the first graduates of Coshocton city hospital's nursing school and did nursing for several years in and around Coshocton. She was born October 27, 1876, and Blissfield, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mcneil. Her husband, Albert Hoch, Akron, survives. Also surviving are two brothers Charles Mcneil, Blissfield, and Herbert Mcneil, Coshocton. Two brothers and one sister, Mrs. W. T. Stanton, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday in the Hopkins funeral home, Akron.
[Source: The Coshocton Tribune. Sept. 14, 1946 - CM — Sub by FoFG]
Asthma Is Fatal to A. Honabarger at Fresno Home
Augusta Honabarger, aged 48, died suddenly at his home in Fresno, Sunday morning, at six o'clock from asthma, from which he had suffered for many years.
Augusta Honabarger was born August 19, 1878 in Adams-tp. and later he moved to Fresno, where he had made his home for many years. In 1905 he was united in marriage to Emma Hoffman of Port Washington, who died 12 years ago.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Hardesty, of the late home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Honabarger of Fresno; six brothers, Albert Honabarger, of Fresno, John Honabarger, this city, Elsie Honabarger, of Warsaw, Arthur Honabarger, of Canton, Ralph Honabarger, of Fresno, Harry Honabarger, of Springfield, Mrs. A. L. Huff, of Columbus, Mrs. Philip Barth, of Fresno, and Mrs. Alex Philabaum, of West Lafayette.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock in the Fresno M.E. church, by Rev. W. M. Zimmerman. Burial will be made in Port Washington cemetery.
[Source: The Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio), February 14, 1927 — Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]
Charles Honabarger kills himself near Bakersville
Fired Bullet Into Brain in Upstairs Room Last Night Wife and Mother Heard the Shot--Despondent Because They Didn't Want Him to Attend Entertainment
Charles Honabarger, aged 28, shot himself through the head with suicidal intent in an upstairs room at his home, one mile west of Bakersville, on the Fresno road Saturday evening, about 7:30, and died about three quarters of an hour later. His wife and mother, who were in the lower part of the house, heard the shot and rushed upstairs and found him lying in a pool of blood with an ugly wound in his forehead and a 32 calibre revolver at his side. Dr. Wilson, of Bakersville, was called but the man had died just before his arrival.
He is a son of John Honabarger, who died a few years ago. Besides his wife and mother he leaves two children and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ernest DeCamp and Miss Ella Honabarger, of Second street, Coshocton; Mrs. William Ott and Mrs. Clyde Troendly, of near Bakersville; Dr. Honabarger, of Warsaw; and Edward Honabarger, of Bakersville.
A telephone message to the two sisters in Coshocton was sent by Fred Zimmerman soon after the shooting occurred. Miss Ella Honabarger was formerly employed at the home of J. F. Meek and the message was received there. Mr. Meek went to the home of Mrs. DeCamp to bear the sad message to the sisters. Miss Honabarger is a seamstress and has been making her home with her sister recently.
Charles Honabarger was a highly respected young farmer and had lived in the Bakersville vicinity all his life. The news of his suicide caused a shock to his friends throughout the county. He had been married three years.
It is said that his wife and mother objected to him going to an entertainment at the Central school house about a mile from his home and this led him to take his life. He went to a bedroom above the sitting room, and fired a shot into his forehead just above his right eye, the bullet penetrating his brain.
Coroner Lower learned of the fatality Saturday night and will probably view the remains today.
The funeral services will probably be conducted at the Renner church Monday.
[Source: Coshocton Daily News (Coshocton, Ohio), January 19, 1913 — Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]
He "Ends It All" With Bullet Through Brain
Chas. Honabarger Takes Own Life at Bakersville
Well Known Young Farmer Victim of Tragedy Saturday Night--Leaves Widow and One Child Charles Honabarger, aged about 28, committed suicide by shooting himself at his home one mile south of Bakersville Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock. the shot took effect in the young man's forehead and he died one hour and a half after committing the deed.
He was found lying in an upstairs bedroom by his mother and his wife who had heard the shot. Dr. Wilson, of Bakersville, was summoned immediately but found upon his arrival that his services would avail nothing.
No motive was assigned for the rash act although the victim is said to have had some domestic trouble a short time ago. Honabarger had never threatened to take his life and while eating the evening meal with his wife, mother and little child he seemed to be enjoying his usual good health and spirits.
Retires to Room
After eating his supper Honabarger performed a few chores about the house and went upstairs telling his wife and mother that he was going to retire.
A short time later a shot was heard and the women rushed to the upstairs bedroom to find him lying on the floor in a pool of his own blood with a bullet hole in his forehead and a 32-calibre revolver at his side. He never regained consciousness and all efforts of Dr. Wilson who was summoned were to no avail. He died just one hour and a half after shooting himself.
Former Warsaw Resident
According to neighbors, Honabarger and his wife had trouble several years ago and lived apart from each other for some time. However, the trouble was smoothed over and the couple were again living together.
Charles Honabarger formerly resided int he vicinity of Warsaw but several years ago removed to a farm near Bakersville where he was regarded as a promising young man. He was well known to a large circle of friends over the county who will be socked to learn of his tragic death.
In addition to the widow, the young man is survived by his mother and a little daughter. He is also survived by two brothers, Dr. Honabarger of Warsaw and one other brother who resides in Canton, and two sisters who reside in the vicinity of Bakersville. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at a late hour Saturday night.
[Source: The Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio), January 19, 1913 — Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]
Coroner Finds Charles Honabarger Shot Himself While Temporarily Insane
Had Been Melancholy About Two Weeks and Threatened to End It All--Report of Inquest Filed Monday -- Four Witnesses Testified
"Death due to a self inflicted wound while in a fit of temporary insanity" was the report of Coroner Lower who held an inquest over the body of the late Charles Honabarger, aged 27, who committed suicide at his home one mile west of Bakersville on the Fresno road Saturday night.
The investigation made by Dr, Lower indicated very strongly that Honabarger had been melancholy for the past two weeks. Any act on the part of the family that did not meet with his approval gave him offense and made him very sulky.
At noon Saturday his mother stated that she was going over to her daughter's home for a short visit. Honabarger tried to get her to remain at home. Later in the evening he remarked to his wife that his mother had gone and left him and that he thought that he should commit suicide. Having made the remark he pulled a revolver from his pocket and shot himself through the forehead.
When the coroner began to make inquiries along this line the members of the family remembered little things that in the past had been held as of no consequence but which indicated a state of mental weakness.
The report of the inquest was filed at the county clerk's office Monday morning. Ora Honabarger, the wife, testified that her husband had been more or less addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors and that he had threatened to kill himself before their marriage and also just before he shot himself. She said he got the revolver out of a trunk. When asked what his last words were she said he put his arms around her and said his mother wanted to go to her daughter and he did not want that and said he was going to kill himself. She said she was in the same room with him at the time and that there was no quarrel.
The mother, Elizabeth Honabarger, aged 61, said she had asked if Ella left $16 at the house. She said he had been acting somewhat strangely and that she thought by his actions that had a bottle of carbolic acid. She said Mr. Baldwin too the revolver after the shooting. J. F. Zimmerman and Lewis Reiss, who were called in after the shooting also testified.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Renner church.
[Source: Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, Ohio), January 21, 1913 — Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]
Sudden Death Of Excellent Man
John Honabarger, aged 58, one of the most highly respected citizens of the Bakersville neighborhood died Monday afternoon at a hospital in Columbus where he had been taken for treatment for kidney trouble. He had been ill all summer and of late the pain had been so intense that he went to the hospital in the vain hope that the treatment given there might relieve the trouble.
The body has been taken home to Bakersville and the funeral has been arranged for Thursday morning with Rev. Schimmel in charge; interment will be made in Renner cemetery.
Mr. Honabarger was a man who enjoyed the esteem of all who knew him; his high integrity of character was unassailable and in both business and social relations he was beyond reproach. He was a devoted husband and father and is survived by his wife and the following children: Edward Honabarger, Charles Honabarger, Mrs. William Ott, Mrs. Clyde Troendly of Bakersville; Dr. John Honabarger of Warsaw, Mrs. Ernest Decamp of Canton, Miss Ella Honabarger of Coshocton. There is in addition to the immediate family, one brother, Valentine Honabarger of Fresno, six grandchildren and other more distant relatives.
[Source: Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, Ohio), September 14, 1909 — Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]
John Honabarger Dies In Columbus Hospital
John Honabarger Dies In Columbus Hospital After undergoing a slight operation John Honabarger of near Bakersville died at 3 o'clock Monday morning at Grant hospital in Columbus. He was brought to Coshocton Monday evening and taken to the Meek home on Chestnut st from where he was taken to his home Tuesday morning.
Mr. Honabarger had been very ill for several months with kidney trouble and the attending physician recommended as the only possible chance for his recovery an operation, which is considered a very slight one and not at all serious. Mr. Honabarger was taken to Columbus Friday and Saturday morning the operation was performed. Sunday evening his daughter, Miss Ella Honabarger, the maid at the Meek home, received a telephone call from the hospital telling her that her father could not live until morning. She at once went to Columbus with her brother John Honabarger of Warsaw and arrived at the bedside of the man just one hour before death came.
Mr. Honabarger was a well respected citizen of the Bakersville neighborhood and was a very progressive farmer. His friends are numerous all of whom keenly felt his demise.
He is survived by three sons and three daughters. Mr. Honabarger is survived by his devoted wife and seven children: Edward of near Bakersville, John of Warsaw, [Mrs.] William Ott and Mrs. Clyde Freondly, both of near Bakersville, Mrs. Ernest Decamp of Canton, Miss Ella and Chas., who are still at home. There is also one brother, Valentine Honabarger of Fresno.
[Source: Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, OH), September 14, 1909 — Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]
Apoplexy Takes Life of Fresno Farmer Thursday
Apoplexy caused the death of Valentine Honabarger, aged 77, farmer of the vicinity of Fresno, at his home Thursday evening at seven o'clock. Mr. Honabarger had been ill since last Monday.
Mr. Honabarger was born in Adams-tp. January 15, 1850. He was married to Miss Mary Gephart, who together with a son, died last winter.
There are surviving the following nine children: Albert, of Fresno; Mrs. Laura Huff, of Columbus; Mrs. Maggie Barth, Fresno route 4; John, of Coshocton; Elsie, of Warsaw; Ralph, of Fresno route 3; Arthur, of Canton; Harry, of Springfield, and Mrs. Iva Phillabaum, of West Lafayette. Funeral services will be conducted in the Nazarene church in Fresno, Sunday afternoon at one o'clock by Rev. John Crider. Burial will be made in Fairview cemetery in Fresno.
[Source: The Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio), December 2, 1927 — Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]