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Thomas J. Martin
Cleveland, Jan 4- not the slightest clue to the idenity of the man who shot and killed Thomas J. Martin, a saloonkeeper on the West Fifty-eighth street, Wednesday night, has been obtained by the police. Nearly a dozen detectives and patrolman are trying to run down the murderer. Three or four men were taken to the Eighth precinct police station and closely questioned, but without result. Two men who were in Martin's saloon at the time of the murder, are held as witnesses. Lieut. Hoenig has a pretty good description of the murderer.
[Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 4, 1907 - Sub by Linda Blue Dietz]

James Ralph Marx
DIED. James R. Marx, beloved husband of Ocie S. (nee Sayre), suddenly Thursday, Nov. 12. Family will receive friends at The Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home, 4600 Mayfield Rd. at South Euclid. Funeral service Monday, Nov. 16, at The Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Interment Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, WV. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
[Cleveland Press, November 13, 1970 - Sub. by Kathie Marynik]

Bridget McAuley
McAuley, Mrs. Bridget, fomerly of Lakewood, died at Chardon Saturday, Dec 26, at 4 a.m. Funeral from St. Mary's church, Chardon, Monday, Dec 28, at 10 a.m.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

William McCarran
Shot By Chum
Cleveland - William McCarran, 16, was dead Saturday and his chum, Raymond Anderson, 14, was in the hands of the juvenile authorities following the accidental discharge of a revolver. McCarran died in the hospital with a bullet wound to the head.
[Lima News Jan 3, 1920 - Sub by Linda Blue Dietz]

Tom J. McGuire
The remains of the late Tom J. McGuire arrived in the city last evening from Cleveland, Ohio, where he died. Decedent was one of the best one-legged dancers on the stage, and was a brother of John McGuire. He was a native Quincyan, and when quite young, lost one of his limbs. He left the city as a lad and in later years, in company with another Quincy boy named Halpin, he toured the country in vaudeville, making quite a reputation. He owned a theater in Cleveland, and was in the vaudeville business until a short time ago and visited Quincy relatives last summer.
He was a member of the St. Peter's Catholic church here, and his funeral will be held there. He was about 46 years old at the time of death, which was caused by a nervous breakdown. His wife was unable to accompany the remains to Quincy on account of illness.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, (Quincy, Illinois) Monday, Apr 12, 1915, Pg 3 - Sub. by Debbie Gibson]

May McKay
McKay, (Nee May Kimberley), wife of George R. McKay, suddenly, Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 1:30 p.m. Funeral from her late residence, 2062 E. 30th-st at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 26. Burial private.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

Mary McNealy
McNealy, Mary, beloved daughter of James and Anna McNealy (nee Lynch) at her home, 1280 W. 25th-st, Saturday, Dec 26 at 12 p.m. Funeral notice later.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

Minnie Meermans
Meermans: Minnie, wife of the late Lambert, mother of Howard, Raymond G., Clarence E. and Florence M., and grandmother, sister of George and Frank Nahuis, Miss Jennie Nahuis, Mrs. Thomas Bradley; residence, 1425 Rockway ave. Friends may call at the Branch-Kauffman Funeral Home, 16605 Detroit ave., where services will be held Monday, June 23, at 2 p. m. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. [June 23, 1941, Source unknown; Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Rose Meisel
Cleveland - Three victims of yesterday morning's tenement house fire were buried today from the morgue. Theodore Troer, who was to have been married to Rose Meisel next Sunday, was frantic with grief and carried on like a madman. His friends were compelled to overcome him and take him away. When the coffins containing the remains of Fannie and Sarah Rosenberg were brought into the room their grief stricken father fell to the floor in a faint. The bodies were buried in the Hebrew cemetery.
[Bismarck Daily Tribune, (Bismarck, ND) Jul 3, 1885 - Sub. by Linda Dietz]

Louis H Merker
Louis H Merker, 38 y, 67 Winslow, la grippe.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Katherine Merton
Merton, Mrs. Katherine (nee McGrale) 1560 E. 16th, age 35, at Charity hospital at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec 25. Funeral Monday, at 9 a.m. from St. John's cathedral.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

Fred Mitchell
Mitchell: Fred, beloved father of Seima Fretter, Herman (deceased), Bertha Herdman, and Claire Wideman, grandfather and great-grandfather. Now at S. D. Miller Funeral Home, 15008 Lorain ave. Funeral Thursday, May 21. Services at 2:30 p. m. -
[Source: May 20 1942, Source unknown - Sub. by Derrell R Robinson Jr]

Herman M Mitchell
Mitchell - Herman M. beloved husband of Viola (nee Baird), father of Marie and Evelyn, brother of Mrs. H. Fretter, Mrs. J. A. Froelich and Mrs. Roy V. Lyons. Funeral Tuesday, April 16, from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Fretter, 4832 Rocky River Drive; services at 2 p. m. [Apr 15 1929, Source unknown; - Sub. by Derrell R Robinson Jr]

Mary Mitchell
Mitchell, Mary (nee Christian), widow of the late Alfred Mitchell, passed away in Cleveland, Friday, Dec. 25, at 8 a.m., age 64 years, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Hale, 2080 W. 105th-st. Funeral Monday, Dec. 28, Olmsted Falls M.E. church at 1 p.m. eastern time.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

Anna Molder nee Horrocks
Molder, Anna, of Mentor, beloved wife of Jacob F., mother of Bessie Davies, Katherine Wavro, Annabelt Horn, Florence Zickerman, Helen Coleman, Ethel Hoyt, Harold J. Ellsworth, George L. and Egbert (deceased), sister of William L. Horrocks, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Friends may call at Davis Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby, where services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. Calling hours Friday 7-10 p. m., Saturday and Sunday, 2-10 p. m
[Cleveland Press, Oct 1, 1955 Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Egbert Molder
Molder: Egbert (Babe), beloved husband of Grace (nee Johnson), son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Molder, brother of Mrs. Frank Davies, Mrs. Walter Horn, Mrs. H. Wavro, Mrs. L. F. Zickerman, Harold Jacob, Mrs. William Coleman, Mrs. A. Hoyt, Elsworth and George; suddenly, Friday p. m. [June 26, 1942] Friends may call at J. N. Richards Funeral Home, 15245 St. Clair, where services will be held Tuesday, at 2 p. m. (June 30, 1942, Source unknown - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

H. Jane Molder
H. Jane Molder of Bedford, O., beloved daughter of Helen Molder Gleeson, and the late Henry M. Molder, passed away Sunday, Services Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1967, at 2:30 P. M. Friends received at The Donald B. Johnson Funeral Home, 521 Broadway, Bedford, O., 7-9 P. M. Tuesday, Please Omit Flowers. [Oct 24 1967, Cleveland Press - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Henry Molder Sr.
Henry Molder Sr., father of Henry M., Jacob P., and Edward, passed away Monday morning [June 4, 1928] at Bedford Hospital in his 91st year. Funeral Wednesday, June 6, at 2 p.m., from the Koebler Funeral Home, 1966 E. 82d Street at Euclid. (c. June 1928, unknown source - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

Henry M. Molder
Henry M. Molder, beloved husband of Helen (nee Lockwood), father of H. Jane Molder; brother of Jacob; passed away Feb. 16, 1952. Now at Donald B. Johnson Funeral Home, 521 Broadway, Bedford, O., where services will be held Monday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. Please omit flowers. (c. Feb 1952, unknown source - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

Jacob P. Molder
Molder, Jacob P., of Mentor, O., husband of the late Anna, father of Mrs. Bessie Davies, Mrs. Kathryn Wavro, Mrs. Annabell Horn, Mrs. Florence Zickerman, Mrs. Helen Coleman, Ethel Hoyt, Harold J., Ellsworth, George L., and Egbert (deceased), grandfather and great-grandfather, Friends may call at Davis Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 10, where services will be held Wednesday, at 2 p. m. (Jul 30 1957, Cleveland Press - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

Anna Moran
Moran, Anna (nee Fretter), beloved wife of Michael, mother of Ellen Jarvis, Midge Wiener, Thaddeus, Anna Struna, Loretta Yuschak, Frank and Richard, and grandmother, sister of Clara Fawcett, Emily Halliday, Elsie Hackbarth, Viola, Frank, Otto, and Henry; at her late residence, 11622 Madison ave. Remains at S. D. Miller Funeral Home, 15008 Lorain ave. Funeral Monday, June 23. Services at 2:30 p. m.
[Source unknown; Jun 23 1941 - Sub. by Derrell R Robinson Jr]

George Moran
George Moran, 10 m, 126 Hunter, convulsions.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Michael T Moran
Moran, Michael T., beloved husband of the late Anna (nee Fretter), father of Mrs. Ellen Flachbart, Mrs. Midge Wiener, Thadius, Mrs. Anna Struna, Mrs. Loretta Yuschak, Sergt. Norman, Frank and Richard, and grandfather. Now at S. D. Miller Funeral Home, 15008 Lorain ave. Funeral Thursday, April 2. Services at St. Vincent De Paul's Church, at 2 p. m.
[Source unknown, Apr 1 1942- Sub. by Derrell R Robinson Jr]

Jule A. Mott
Geneva, Mar 29 - Jule A. Mott, Cleveland, died here at the Geneva Emergency hospital.
[Plain Dealer, Mar. 30, 1917 - Sub by Linda Dietz]

George Nahuis
Nahuis, George, brother of Miss Jennie Nahuis, Mrs. Hattie Bradley. Friends may call at the Branch & Kauffman Funeral Home, 16605 Detroit Ave., where services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 2 p. m.
[Source: Plain Dealer, Oct 5 1948 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Jennie Nahuis
Nahuis, Jennie, beloved sister of Mrs. Hattie Bradley, the late Mrs. Minnie Meermans, George and Frank Nahuis, also survived by two nieces and four nephews, late residence, the Eliza Jennings Home. Friends may call at the Sandals Funeral Home, 16605 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, where services will be held Tuesday, Apr. 16, at 1:30 p. m.
[Apr 15 1957, Cleveland Press - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

John Nahuis
Nahuis - John, age 88 years, at residence, 1335 E. 81st street, Sunday, July 24, husband of Elizabeth, father of Minnie Meermans, Jennie, George, Frank and Hattie Bradley. Services at late residence, Wednesday, July 27, at 2:30 p. m. 1927. Woodland Cemetery Cleveland, Ohio.
[July 27, 1927 Source: Cemetery record; Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Philippi New
Philippi New, 8 m, 37 Pelton, cholera infantum.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Prof. W. H. C. Newington
Teacher Dies
Word has been received here telling of the death in Cleveland in a hospital last week of Prof. W. H. C. Newington, formerly a teacher in the Buffalo schools. In Cleveland, Prof. Newington had been an instructor in the University of Cleveland.
[Buffalo (WY) News, 31 December 1925, page 1 - Sub. by a FoFG]

Rosa Newman
Rosa Newman, 67 y, 112 Maple, dropsy.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Caroline Normanger
Caroline Normanger, 56 y, C C C & St. Louis railway track accident.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Herbert Noyes
Cleveland, May 25 - Herbert Noyes, a prominent young broker, was shot and fatally wounded by highwaymen on Euclid avenue. The footpads were frightened away before they succeeded in robbing him.
[Coshocton Daily Times, May 25, 1900 - Sub by Linda Dietz]

Tina Oechsle
Oechsle, Tina, Dec. 26, suddenly. Funeral Monday, 2 p.m., at residence of G. H. Meysarth, 1410 E. 105th-st.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

Kenneth Miles Ott
Kenneth Miles Ott, 72, of North Port, died July 5, 1996, in North Port, Fla.
He was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Parma, Ohio. He came to the North Port area in 1978 from Lakewood, Ohio He was a tool and die maker in Cleveland, Ohio for 25 years. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Cleveland Power Squadron.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of North Port; daughter, Wendy J. Ott of Parma Heights, Ohio; sons, Kenneth M. Ott Jr. of Orange Park, Fla., Dennis J. Ott Sr. of Port Charlotte; daughter-in-law, Sue Ott of Port Charlotte; granddaughters, Katherine Marie Ott of Orange Park, Fla., Nicole Brianna Ott of Louisville, Ky., April Elizabeth Jordan of Parma Heights, Ohio, and Michelle M. Ott of Port Charlotte; grandson, Dennis J. Ott Jr. of Port Charlotte; sister, Mary Wierchucki of Olmsted, Ohio.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m.
[c. July 1996 - Unknown newspaper; CM - Sub by FoFG]

Helen Page and David Hoffman
CLEVELAND , Jan. 2.—When a small auto crashed into a bus on a slippery country road near here early today two occupants of the small car were killed and several were Injured. Returning from a New Year dinner at Dover Center, the small car skidded as it was passing the bus, plunging into the bigger vehicle. Helen Page and David Hoffman were killed.
[Lima Daily News Jan 3, 1917 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

John A. Phelps
Phelps, John A., died Dec. 14, at San Francisco, Cal. One of the old Cleveland Grays and war veterans. Survived by his sister, Mrs. T. R. Elsbee.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

James Pollard
Frozen to Death
On the 30th ult., a man named James Pollard, probably a resident of Solon, Ohio was frozen to death a few miles east of the Springfield and Peoria road, in this state (Illinois). He had enquired at a house for the direction to the main road, and was instructed to make for the south point of the Irish grove.  This was about an hour before sundown.  Sometime afterwards his team returned to the house at which he had made the inquiry, but without him.  Search was then made and his body was found next morning. A jug which apparently contained liquor but a short time previously, was found in the wagon.  The man was slightly intoxicated when called at the house to which his team returned.
[The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, December 26, 1845]

Leland W. Prior
Cleveland, O., Jan. 10.- Leland W. Prior, one of the best known men in financial circles in Cleveland, and junior member of the stock brokerage firm of Denison, Prior & Co., shot and killed himself in a room at the Holenden hotel Tuesday afternoon. In taking his life Mr. Prior fired three bullets from a revolver, two of which passed through his head. He was alone at the time of the shooting and was quite dead when those who had heard the reports of the pistol ran to the room.
Heavy Loser in Stocks.
It is learned that Mr. Prior had been plunging heavily on Anaconda and other copper stocks and had sold ''short" to the extent of half a million dollars. Instead of dropping, prices have gone steadily up, and the pressure became so great that his fortune was carried away in the whirl. Whether he conducted these transactions in his own name or whether he involved the firm of Denison, Prior & Co., of which he was the managing partner, is not known.
The Deadly Act.
Mr. Prior went to the hotel on Monday afternoon. He did not leave the hotel between Monday afternoon and the time of his death. All Tuesday morning, according to the attaches of the hotel, he paced restlessly up and down the lobby. He appeared to be worrying about something. Shortly after noon N. B. Hasbrouck, of the firm, called to see Prior. They had a long talk. They sat in Prior's room and Hasbrouck evidently made efforts to rouse Prior from his nervousness. In killing himself Prior evidently stood in front of a mirror. Either shot would have been fatal. One bullet is still in his head. The other went clear through the temples and broke a picture on an opposite wall. Prior fell dead in his tracks. A letter to his son, E. C. Prior, was found in his pocket. George B. Denison, brother of the senior-member of the firm, said that he could not understand Mr. Prior's desire to end his life. Mr. Prior was about 45 years of age, married and had two children. He was president of the Cleveland stock exchange. He was also a member of the New York stock exchange, having paid $60,000 for a seat two years ago, as well as a member of the Chicago stock exchange and the Chicago board of trade.
A Well-Known Firm.
The firm of Denison, Prior & Co, was one of the heaviest dealers in stocks and bonds in the central west. Mr. Prior has been foremost in financing a number of large brewery consolidations in Ohio and other states. In order to protect financial interests it was decided to close business and put the firm's affairs in the hands of a committee. Charles E. Denison, senior member of the firm, was in Cleveland Tuesday, having come from Boston, where he lives. Since the organization of the firm of Denison, Prior & Co., Mr. Denison has lived in the east and has had entire control of the east bond business of the firm. He says he has had nothing to do with the management of the company's office in this city.
Affairs to Be Investigated.
In a statement given out Tuesday night Mr. Denison said: "I realize the importance of having the affairs of my firm administered in the best interests of creditors and debtors alike, and, being wholly unacquainted with the Cleveland branch of the business, I have ordered the business closed and requested a committee, consisting of H. R. Newcomb, Gen. George A. Garretson, H. P. Mcintosh, E. G. Tillotson and John Sherwin to assist me in making a thorough and complete investigation of the affairs of my firm, and all of the above named gentlemen have consented to so act; and, with me, will at once proceed to do as above outlined. In due course we will make a complete report to all persons interested. Creditors and debtors alike may rest assured that during the time this investigation is being made I will permit nothing to be done pertaining to the affairs of the firm except under the advice of this committee, and every effort will be made to protect the rights of all persons as they exist today. I believe it will be found that large stock transactions were the cause of Mr. Prior's act."
It is understood by persons acquainted with the amount of business done by the firm of Denison, Prior & Co. that it is involved in the stock market to the extent of at least half a million dollars.
["Elkhart Truth", 10 Jan 1906 - Sub by FoFG]

Frederick Pustmer
Frederick Pustmer, 78 y, 419 Belden, consumption.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

R R Remis
R R Remis, 11 m, 121 Professor, cholera infantum.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Paul Repke
Foul Play Indicated By Wounds On Body Found
CLEVELAND —Police here ushered in the New Year with a murder mystery. They found the body of Paul Repke, 52, on the New York Central tracks inside the city limits. There were two wounds on the body's head and neck. One hundred feet away was found Repke's hat. Friends told the police the man had considerable money and jewelry when last seen. The pockets bad been emptied. ft is believed the man was killed and robbed and the body thrown on the tracks to conceal the murder.
[Lima News, Jan 2, 1920 - Sub by Linda Blue Dietz]

Henry Rink
Henry Rink, 6 m, 783 Kinsman, cholera infantum.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Fannie and Sarah Rosenberg
Cleveland - Three victims of yesterday morning's tenement house fire were buried today from the morgue. Theodore Troer, who was to have been married to Rose Meisel next Sunday, was frantic with grief and carried on like a madman. His friends were compelled to overcome him and take him away. When the coffins containing the remains of Fannie and Sarah Rosenberg were brought into the room their grief stricken father fell to the floor in a faint. The bodies were buried in the Hebrew cemetery.
[Bismarck Daily Tribune, (Bismarck, ND) Jul 3, 1885 - Sub. by Linda Dietz]

Eddy and Charles Ryder
Cleveland, O,. June 19. - Eddy Ryder, aged 14 years, while bathing in the river, began strangling. His brother Charles, aged 29, jumped in to assist him. Both were drowned. [The Bismarck Tribune, June 22, 1883, Sub. by Linda Dietz]

Elizabeth G. Savage
Savage, Mrs. Elizabeth G. entered into rest Christmas day at her residence, 2040 Stearns-rd, age 64 years. Funeral from Emmanuel P.E. church, Euclid-av and E. 87th-st, Monday, Dec. 28, at 2:30 p.m. Burial private.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

Jehiel Saxton
Newburg, O., March 16, ae. 76. He was one of the pioneers of Cuyahoga Co., having moved into Newburg, in September, 1819, from Bristol, Addison Co., Vt. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was at the battle of Plattsburg. In all the social and domestic relations of life he sustained an irreproachable character for integrity and kindness. He ever seemed more anxious to do justice to others than exact it from them. Though a firm adherent to whatever he believed correct principles, he was always courteous to those who differed from him in matters of opinion.
[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.]

Carl W Schloeyer
Carl W Schloeyer, 7 m, 56 McLain, spasms.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Michael Schnell
MICHAEL SCHNELL, age 3, dearest son of Frank and Doris (nee Syphrit), brother of Frank, Jr. grandson of Paul and Mary Syphrit and Hilda Bonness and the late Donald. Funeral services Sturday, May , at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Interment West Park Cemetery. Friends received at the Ripepi Funeral HOme, 3202 Fulton Rd., Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. [Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio); May 6, 1983; Sub. by Kathyrn Todd]


William Schultz
Schultz: William, of 16305 Trafalgar ave., beloved husband of Carrie, father of Clara, William, jr., Ruth. Mildred and grandfather. Services Monday, Feb. 3, from the F. Ziehm Co. Funeral Home, E. 114 and Superior ave., at 2 p. m.
[Source unknown, Feb 2 1941 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Joel Scranton
Cleveland, O., April 9, Ae. 65. He was the son of Stephen and Asenath Scranton, and was born in Belchertown, Mass., April 5, 1792. At an early age he removed, first, to Delaware Co., and afterwards to Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N. Y., where he engaged in business, and became associated with the Averell family, who resided there, and who were at that time largely engaged in those business operations which have since extended over much space and have resulted most successfully. Though young and inexperienced, he was commissioned by them to take charge of and manage a " trading venture," which they proposed to send out to what was then called the Ohio Country, with a view, if the skill and honesty of the agent, and the business prospects of the country, warranted it, to make a permanent location in the then small village of Cleveland. In the spring of 1823, with his stock of goods, Mr. Scranton made his way into this, to him, unknown region. He landed from a small schooner, and found only a few hundred inhabitants and a scattered village, where is now the hurry and bustle of a city of 60,000 inhabitants. Before the evening of the first day, he had made up his mind to make Cleveland his future dwelling place, and had engaged a room for his goods, and the next day he was a citizen of a new country, and was diligently employed in carrying out the instructions and the wishes of the employers who had put so much trust in him. With prudence, economy, and diligence, he attended to the interests of his distant employers, and by the middle of the first winter he had disposed of all their goods, and had the proceeds carefully laid by in specie. There was, at that period, no regular winter communication between Cleveland and the east. The roads were nearly impassable, the country was sparsely settled, and it was a journey at that time which can hardly be imagined by those who roll in a day, in a well-cushioned rail-car, through the same region of country which lay between young Scranton and those who had placed in him the trusts of which he was now so anxious to render his account. With his specie in one end of a common meal bag, and a few clothes in the other, he started on foot, a journey of 500 miles, to render an account of his stewardship, and place the money in the hand of its owners. In these days of ease, fraud, and default, this may seem strange and scarcely credible. At length, with surprise and pleasure, the travel-worn young man was welcomed by the Averells, when he walked in, unannounced, on a blustering evening in March, and dropping his bag upon the floor, exclaimed, " I have sold your goods, and there is the money." The judgment, prudence, honesty, economy, and perseverance, which Mr. S. had shown in this transaction, led the Averells at once to propose to him an equal partnership. The writings were immediately drawn, executed, and in a few days Mr. S. was on his way to N. Y., with the necessary means to procure goods for a permanent establishment at Cleveland.
From that time forth he retained the confidence of his partners, and continued to act as agent and partner until his death. The, gains of business he invested in land in and about the city of Cleveland, until he accumulated a l.large estate, which always stood as the partnership property of Scranton & Averell. In June, 1828, he married Miss Irene P. Hickox, of Durham, N. Y. She was educated at Litchfield, Conn., and at an early age removed to Ohio, where she spent some years teaching young ladies. She was a woman of great good sense, and of superior education and judgment. She was one of the twelve members of the first organized Presbyterian church in Cleveland, and by her daily walk through life, illustrated the beauty of holiness. She possessed great energy and decision of character, and never swerved from duty, or wearied in doing good. She died March 15, 1858. Only one of their five children survive - Mrs. William Bradford, of Elyria, O.
[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.] 

Edgar S. Seavey
Edgar S. Seavey, Mir. U.S. Army (retired), husband of Audrey (nee Kearney), father of Mary and William, brother of Frederick, Raymond and Mildred. Interment private of Lakeview Cemetery. Contributions in his memory suggested to the Cancer Society. Memorial services Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at The Rinear Funeral Home, 5236 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst (E. Of Richmond Rd.).
(Source: Plain Dealer, Feb 27 1975; Sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

David Selleck
Selleck, David, age 84 years, beloved husband of Irene M.; father of Mrs. Carrie Herriott, Otis Earl, Ray D.; grandfather, and great - grandfather. Friends received at the F. E. Reed Co. Funeral Home, Chagrin Falls, O., 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Sunday, where services will be held Monday, Oct. 30, at 2:30 p. m.
(Source Unknown - Oct 29 1950 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

Irene May Selleck
Selleck, Irene May (nee Livingston), age 89 years; beloved wife of the late David; mother of Mrs. Carrie Herriott of Chagrin Falls, O., O. Earl and Ray D. Selieck, both of Auburn; grandmother and great-grandmother. Family will receive friends Saturday Evening, 7-9, Sunday, 2-4 And 7-9 P. M., at Reed's Funeral Home, 87 East Washington St., Chagrin Falls, where services will be held Monday, May 12, at 2 p. m. Rev. Ronald Woodruif officiating.
(May 9 1958, Source unknown; Sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

Otis E. Selleck
Otis E. Selleck (Earl), husband of the late Mildred L., father of Mrs. Jean Coppinger of Jacksonville, Fla., and Rober E. of Berkley, Calif., and grandfather, brother of Ray and Mrs. Carrie Herriott (both deceased), passed away Friday at the home of his former wife. Ruth V. Smith of Auburn. Family will receive friends at Reed's Funeral Home, 87 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, where services will be held Monday, Nov. 4, at 1:30 p. m.
(Source: Plain Dealer, Nov 4 1963 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

Ray D. Selleck
Ray D. Selleck, residence, Taylor-May Rd., Auburn Township; beloved husband of Helen (nee Hoffman) father of Carol of Cleveland; brother of Mrs. Carrie Herriott of Chagrin Falls and Otis Earl of Auburn; Monday a. m. Family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 And 7-9 P. M. at Reed's Funeral Home, 87 East Washington St., Chagrin Falls, where services will be held Thursday, April 12, (1962) at 1:30 p. m.
[Source: c. April 1962, "Plain Dealer", sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Mary Shepard
Shepard, Mary, aged 78, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Volney Sharp, E. 93rd-st, Cleveland, O. Funeral from the residence of her son, F. W. Shepard, Columbia, O., Tuesday Dec. 29., at 1 p.m.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

Peter Shields
Peter Shields, 27 y, Lakeside hospital, tubercle of lungs.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Alice Shipman
Alice Shipman, 17 y, Wellington, consumption.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

A.C. Sickels
Sickels, A. C., son of Byron H. and Maria C., entered into rest Thursday, Dec. 24, at 11 p.m. at his home, Richmond-rd, Warrensville, O. Funeral from the Centenary church, corner N. Woodland and Richmond-rd, Warrensville, O.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

Agnes E. Sikorski
Agnes E. Sikorski (nee O’Rork), beloved mother of Mrs. Nancy Klatt and William, grandmother of four, sister of Terrence and the late Oda Bellamy and Owen, daughter of the late Ida and Walter O’Rork.  Died Thursday.  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 29, 1975, at the Donald B. Johnson Funeral Home, (Rt 82 West of Rt 8).  Northfield Center, O., where friends will be received Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. [The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) – Saturday, December 27, 1975]

Henry J. Sikorski
Henry J. Sikorski, husband of the late Agnes, dear father of Nancy Klatt and William, grandfather of five, son of Helen Jokubus and the late John Sikorski, brother of Mary Frazier, Mike and the late Joseph, died Wednesday.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 12, 1980, at the Johnson Romito Funeral Home, (Rt. 82 west of Rt. 8), Northfield Center, OH. (Ph 232-1441), where friends will be received Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. [The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) – Saturday, May 10, 1980]


John Sinn
Sinn, John, died Dec. 25, 6 p.m. at his residence, 904 Fruit-av, Funeral Dec. 28, 1 p.m., at residence of his daughter, Kate Unger, 904 Fruit-av. Interment Dunham Road cemetery.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

John Snitkowsky
Cleveland - John Snitkowsky was found dead in his cobbler shop on Union-av early today and Michael Petczak, his companion, found unconscious at the same time, died in hospital later. The men were last seen Sunday morning. Police report they were asphyxiated by fumes from a gas stove found burning in the shop with the flue damper closed. Coroner Hammond is investigating.
(Lima News Mar 1, 1922 - Submitted by Linda Dietz)

Rachel A Southard
Rachel A Southard, 64 d, 186 Merchant, cholera infantum.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Lucretia S. Spalding
Cleveland, O., Feb. 21, ae. 56, wife of Hon. Rufus P. Spalding, and daughter of the late Chief Justice Swift, of Connecticut.
[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.]

Grover Stegkamper
Grover Stegkamper, 5 y, 929 Lorain, brain fever.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Wendel Stegkamper
Wendel Stegkamper, 7 m, 929 Lorain, cholera infantum.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Anna Strempel

Strempel, Anna, beloved wife of Charles Stremel, age 30 years, died at residence, 4301 Bush-av, Saturday, Dec. 26, at 2:30 p.m. Funeral at late residence, Tuesday, Dec 29, at 8:30 a.m.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 27, 1914]

Louis Stephan
Louis Stephan, 7 y, Leipsic, typhoid fever.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Dr. J. Strong
Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 29.—Dr. J. Strong, one of the best known specialists on mental diseases and for several years superintendent of the Northern Ohio Insane Asylum, died this afternoon of heart disease.
 [Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Wednesday, January 30, 1895; transcribed by S. King]

Benj. F. Taylor
TAYLOR, Benj. F., died, Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1887, aged 68
["Directory of the city of Chicago, Illinois for 1843"; Chicago: Fergus Print. Co., updated and reprinted 1896 - Transcribed by K. Torp]

John E. Taylor
Cleveland, O., Oct. 30, ae. 39. Mr. T. was well known to our business men as of the late firm of John E. Taylor & Co., lumber dealers, and occupied that position his integrity, his promptness, and his scrupulous sense of honor justly entitled him to. Mr. T. graduated with credit at Union College, He practised law in the city of Troy, and for a number of years so devoted himself to his profession, so faithfully served his clients, and so ably represented their interests before the court of New York, as to attain an eminence at the bar seldom accorded to a man of his years, and opened to human eyes a future not only of profit, but of marked distinction in his profession. Ill health forced Mr. T. to abandon the law; and he came west some eight years since, hoping an active business and change of climate would restore his health; they undoubtedly prolonged his life. [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.]


John W. Taylor
Sept, 1854 —In Cleveland, Ohio. Hon. John W. Taylor, for many years a leading and prominent statesman of New York, aged 70. Mr. Taylor was born in Saratoga County, N. Y., in 1784. He studied law in Albany. In 1811 he was elected to the Legislature of New York, and while a member of this body was, in 1813, chosen Representative to Congress, where he continued until 1833. He was Speaker of the House during the second session of the 16th Congress, from Nov. 13, 1820, to March 3, 1821, during the passage of the Missouri Compromise. In September, 1843, he removed to Cleveland.
[Source: American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge]

Rev. Reuben Taylor
Freedom, O., Dec. 6, ae. 81. He was ordained a minister of the gospel in Connecticut in 1810, and for 48 years preached the gospel east and west. Since his residence in the west he had been a member of the Presbytery of Cleveland. He was remarkable for his clear, consecutive views of the doctrines and practices of Christianity as constituting, together, the great system and plan of man's redemption and salvation.
[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.]

William Tinkler

William Tinkler, 3 d, Adams, inanition.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

John W. Tyler
Cleveland, Jan 2 - John W. Tyler, 70, retired Cleveland attorney was found dying near Lakeview cemetery. He died a few hours after he was found, without regaining consciousness to tell how he was struck. He had suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries. It is believed he was hit by an automobile.
[Lancaster Daily Eagle, Jan 2, 1915 - Sub by Linda Blue Dietz]

Katherine E. Wavro
Katherine E. Wavro (nee Molder), beloved wife of the late Henry, sister of Florence Zickerman, Helen Coleman, Ethel Hoyt, Elsworth Molder and George L. Molder Sr. Services at The Stanley H. Johnston Funeral Home, 155314 Macauley Ave., Corner Of East 152nd St. And Lake Shore Blvd., Wednesday at 2 P.M. Please omit flowers. Family suggests donations to be made to Diabetic Association of Greater Cleveland, 10205 Carnegie Ave. Visiting Hours Tuesday 2-4 And 7-9 P.M.
[May 8 1973, Cleveland Press - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Henry O. Wavro
Wavro, Henry O., husband of Katherine E., brother of Charles, Mrs. Anna Walther, the late William, Gustav and Mrs. Martha Moeder, Saturday, July 14, 1951, residence, 1126 Hayden Ave. Friends may call at Chas. Melbourne & Sons Colonial Home, 12777 Euclid Ave., where services will be conducted by Rev. Paul O. Meyer of the East Shore Methodist Church, Tuesday, July 17, at 1 p. m.
[Cleveland Press, July 16, 1951, submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Henry C. Welch
Class of 1861 - HENRY CLAY WELCH. B. July 8, 1839, Lowell, Mass. Teacher and Business. D. Mar. 22, 1913, Cleveland, Ohio.
[Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1912-1913, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

Leander Wertz
WAR VETERAN DIES
CLEVELAND, Feb. 5 - Funeral services were set today for Leander Wertz, 91, one of Cleveland 's last Civil war veterans. He was born in Paris , Stark-co, and later lived in New Harrisburg and Alliance.
[Lima News, Feb 5, 1941 - Sub by Linda Dietz]

Roswell Wheeler
WHEELER, Roswell, was killed at Cleveland, Ohio, 12 April after a bursting cannon hit him. "National Intelligencer", April 23, 1830 (Submitted by Kim Torp, for use on Genealogy Trails)

Whitaker
Baby Whitaker, 5 w, 59 Baker, inanition.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Ephraim Whitehead
A little boy named Ephraim Whitehead was torn in pieces by a blood hound shut, in Cleveland, Ohio, a few days ago. He was missed for some time, and, upon search being made, was found in a lot near his home, mangled in the most shocking manner. He was still alive, and when asked whether it was the blood hound shut, owned in that neighborhood, which had attacked him, said “yes”. He lived not half an hour after he was found.
[Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) April 17 1856 - NP - Sub by FoFG]

Miller Wilkinison
Youth Killed When He Resists Robber
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 25 - A gay party of Cleveland's young folks, from many of Cleveland's prominent families, ended early this morning in a melee with holdup men and the fatal shooting of one of the guests. Miller Wilkinison led a group of young men in resisting five armed robbers and was shot in the head. The melee started when one of the guests taunted the robbers with being afraid to fire. Two of the robbers were shot in a leg and a third was captured soon afterwards. The two wounded are in a hospital.
[The El Dorado Times, August 25, 1930 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Beil Wilkowsky
Beil Wilkowsky, 5 m, 156 Putnam, spasms.
[Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer; 11 Jul 1890]

Martin G. Wotchner
Cleveland - Martin G. Wotchner, 35, died at a hospital here the victim of an assult shortly after he had opened his drug store
[The Lima News and Times Democrat, Sep 8, 1921]

Charlotte K "Lottie" Buzek Youkel
Youkel, Lottie K. (nee Buzek), wife of the late John; sister of Mrs. Amy Kocher; aunt of E. Warren (Bud) Koche; Monday, Nov. 17, 1958; her home was at 260 E. 332nd St., Eastlake, O. Friends may call at Chas. Melbourne & Sons, 12737 Euclid Ave., where services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p. m.
[Plain Dealer, Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

John J. Youkel
Youkel, John J., beloved husband of Lottie (nee Buzek), brother of Mrs. Agnes Faulhaber, Mrs. Emma Hefferman, Katherine, Harry Youkel and the late Mrs. John Cull, Mrs. James Wilson, Fred Youkel and Mrs. Harry Cowper, residence, 260 E. 332, Eastlake, O. Family will receive friends at The Flynn-Froelk Co. Funeral Home, 13104 Euclid Ave. Services Wednesday, St. Agatha Church, at 10 a. m.
(Source: Cleveland Press; April 2, 1957 - sub. by Ida Maack Recu)

Henry Ferdinand Youkel
Henry F. Youkel, beloved husband of the late Mary M. (nee Rushe), dear father of Myrtle Collina Steele, Mabelle Radigan Heidy and Harold Anthony, dear brother of Kathryn and Emma Heffernan, dear grandfather of M. Jacqueline Van and James M. Radigan. Contributions may be sent to The Holy Family Cancer Home. Services Tuesday, St. Paul Church, Chardon Rd. at 10 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Family will receive friends at The Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home, 4600 Mayfield Rd., South Euclid, Monday 2-4 And 7-9 P.M. (Cleveland Press, Nov 3, 1969 - sub by Ida Maack Recu)

Henry P. Youkel
Youkel, Henry P., age 85 years, of 6617 Belvidere ave., beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (nee Hart), father of Mrs. J. J. Cull, Mrs. F. F. Faulhaber, Kathryn, Harry, John, Fred, Mrs. J. C. Wilson, Mrs. Mat. Hefferman and Mrs. Harry Cowper, Wednesday evening at Charity Hospital. Friends may call at Jennings Mullaly Funeral Home, 1946 E. 82. Funeral services Saturday, 10 a. m., at St. Agnes' Church. Burial Calvary Cemetery.
(newspaper unknown, May 29, 1937 - sub by Ida Maack Recu)

Kathryn E "Kittie" Youkel
Kathryn E. Youkel, beloved daughter of the late Elizabeth and Henry, dear sister of Emma Heffernan and the late Mae Cull, Agnes Faulhaber, Harry, John, Fred, Ella Wilson and Genevieve Cowper. Funeral Mass Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Alvernia Rest Home Chapel, 6765 State Rd. Parma at 9:30 A.M. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Friends received at Golubski Funeral Home, 5986 Ridge Rd., Parmo From 7-9 P.M. Monday. (born Sept 26, 1877; died Jan 29, 1972)
[Cleveland Press, Jan 31 1972 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Mary M. Youkel
Mary M. Youkel (nee Rushe), beloved wife of Heary F., dear mother of Myrtle Steele, Mabelle Radigan Heidy and Harold Anthony, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister of Elizabeth Flanigan and Cecelia Boeckerstette of California, entered into rest Jan. 23, 1968. Services Friday, Jan. 26, St. Paul Church, at 10 A. M. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Family will receive friends at The Flynn-Froelk Co. Funeral Home, 13104 Euclid Ave., Thursday 2-4, 7-10 P. M.
[Jan 25 1968, Cleveland Press - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

George Zakel
Boy Smothers To Death Under Tons of Gravel
Pierpont, Ohio, Today - Eight year old George Zakel, Jr., of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, was smothered to death under tons of gravel in a pit on the Andy Brewer farm, just off Route 7, near here. The boy was playing nearby yesterday while his brother, James 16, and their father were loading a truck with gravel. A pile of the gravel collapsed, striking the father and older brother and partially burying the truck. They did not know until a half hour later, when a tractor hauled the truck from under the gravel, that George had been buried in the slide. An hour's resuscitation work failed to revive him. The Zakels had been vacationing here the last three weeks.
[Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) Friday Evening, August 22, 1947 - NP - Sub by FoFG]
 
 



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