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NOTE: Many of these death notices were abstracted and reprinted in "Ohio Source Records: From "The Ohio Genealogical Quarterly". They were originally published in the "Ohio Gazette" from 1830-1850 or so. We've pulled out the death notices from the book, added the dates of original publishing (since the book did not include full dates with each item), then we sorted and alphabetized them for easier viewing. You still may want to use your CTRL FIND function to search for your particular surname. Also, remember this is a transcription of a transcription, so you'll want to find the original newspaper somewhere and double-check all information.


Mrs. Agard

Died - On Saturday the 28th ult after a lingering illness, Mrs. Agard, wife of Salmon Agard of this place. [Ohio Gazette, 1836, June 4, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Martha Frances Agin

Died - On Tuesday evening Martha Frances, youngest child of James & Martha Agin, aged 6 yrs. & 3 months.
[Ohio Gazette, 1842 March 12. Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Stephen B. Aigin

Died. At St. Francisville, La., on the 9th. Stephen B. Aigin, aged 37. [Ohio Gazette, 1842 January 29, Saturday. - PT - Sub by FoFG]

John Alexander
Died - On the 6th inst. at his residence in Troy township, after a short illness, Mr. John Alexander, in the 35 year of his age. The deceased has left a wife and four small children to mourn their irreparable loss.[Ohio Gazette, 1840-October 9 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

William S. M. Alexander
Died - On Wednesday morning last, "William S. M., son of Joseph C. and Delight P. Alexander, aged 4 months and 3 days. [Ohio Gazette, 1840-February 8, Saturday. - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Titus K. Allen

-Died In Case, Miami county, on the 7th. Inst. Titus K., son of Col. B. P. Allen of this place, aged about 19 years.
[Ohio Gazette, 1846 - November 13, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

William Bell
At his residence in Brown township on the 3rd. inst, William Bell aged about 62 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1846 - Feb 4 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Clara Bennett
Ashley - Funeral of Mrs. Clara Bennett will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the C. R. Lee funeral home in Ashley, in charge of Rev. Harley Borden of Ashley Methodist church.  [The Marion Star, Mar 2, 1946]

Samuel Bill

In this place, on the 29th. inst. Mr. Samuel Bill in the 79th. year of his age. [Ohio Gazette, 1847 - April 30 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Samuel Bills
Died - On Sunday evening last, at his residence in this place, Mr. Samuel Bills. [Ohio Gazette, 1836, March 6 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Leslie Bonham
Leslie Bonham, 19, Ashley, Delaware county, member of the Great lakes naval training school, was killed by a fall.  [Fulton County Tribune. (Wauseon, Ohio), 25 April 1919]

Lucia Louisa Boyington
On the 7th. inst. Lucia Louisa, daughter of Charles and Philena Boyington, aged 8 years, 2 months and 24 days.
[Ohio Gazette, 1846 - August 14, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Maria Bradley
Died in the village, of quick consumption on the 31st. ult Maria, wife of John M. Bradley, late of Rochester, N. Y. aged 26 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1847 - April 2 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

John Brees
Died. At the residence of his father, near Delaware, on the 3rd. Mr. John Brees, aged 26 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1844, March 9, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Hiram J. L. Brown
Died. On the 3rd. at his residence in this place, Mr. Hiram J. L. Brown. [Ohio Gazette, 1844, February 10 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Isaac and Joseph Bunker
Died. - At Columbia, Texas, in September last, Isaac Bunker, formerly a resident of this county. At the same place one week subsquent, Joseph Bunker, son of said deceased. In February last, near Houston, Isaac Bunker, jr., an elder brother of Joseph. [Ohio Gazette, 1841-December 4. - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Rev. Christian Burge
Died - On the 5th inst, at his home in Scioto township, Delaware county, the Rev. Christian Burge, Minister of the Gospel, in the 69th year of his age. The deceased was a soldier of the Revolution, and emigrated many years since from Greene county in Pennsylvania to Licking county, Ohio, where he resided until within two years past.
[Ohio Gazette, 1834 August 23, Thursday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Eleanor N. Burr
Died - In Worthington on the 21st ult., Mrs. Eleanor N. Burr, consort of Mr. Ozias Burr, aged 57. [Ohio Gazette,1834 March 3 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Lucinda G. Carpenter
Died. In this town on Monday last, Mrs. Lucinda G. Carpenter, wife of Ira F. Carpenter, aged 59 years. [Ohio Gazette,1844 - April 6 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. Orrell Carpenter
Died. In Berlin township, on the 9th. Mrs. Orrell Carpenter, aged 25 years, 2 months, 16 days. [Ohio Gazette, 1841 - December 18, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Charles Henry Chamberlain
On the 11th. inst. at the residence of his parents, after a short Illness, Charles Henry, only son of Charles C. and Isabella B. Chamberlain, aged 3-10-0. [Ohio Gazette, 1846 - November 13, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. Chester

On Tuesday last, in this place, Mrs. Chester, wife of Nathan Chester [Ohio Gazette, 1836,October 21 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Seth Closson

Died - In Berlin on the 26th ult , Seth, infant son of Luther Closson. [Ohio Gazette, 1838 May 6 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Sarah Covey

- Died in this town on the 20th. inst. Sarah, second daughter of Hiram Covey, aged 15 years, 10 months and 24 days. [Ohio Gazette, 1846 July 31 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Lovena Covey
In this place on the 3rd. inst. Lovena, daughter of Hiram Covey, aged 18 years, 1 month and 9 days. [Ohio Gazette, 1846 August 7, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Col. James Crawford
Died. On the 11th. after a short illness of five days, at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. McClure, of this vicinity. Col. James Crawford, aged 74 years.[Ohio Gazette, 1841- August 13 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

John L. Crawford
Died - In Berkshire township on the 2lst ult. John L. Crawford, in the 33 year of his age. [Ohio Gazette, 3 October 1835 - PT - Sub by FoFG]


Mrs. Cummins

Died—In Concord township on Wednesday last Mrs. Cummins, aged 54 years, wife of James Cummins one of the surviving soldiers of the Revolution.
[Ohio Gazette, September 2, 1830 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Mary Cunningham
- On the 1st inst. Mrs. Mary, wife of Barney Cunningham. Mrs. C. has left a husband and a large family of children. (Communicated). [Ohio Gazette, 1838 May 6 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Jane Day
-Died in this place on Monday, August 2, of consumption. Miss Jane Day formerly of Woolavington, England. The deceased was the last of three daughters cut down by the fatal disease followed each other to the grave in the course of three years, leaving a widowed mother truely desolate. [Ohio Gazette, 1846 August 7, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]


James Dean

Died. At his residence in Scioto township, on Sunday morning, the 31st. Mr. James Dean, aged about 70 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1841 - November 6 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Dr. George H. Dennison
On September 16th. last, near Caldwell, Miller county, Dr. George H. Dennison, a son-in-law of Isaac Bunker, Dr. D. was formerly a resident of Sunbury, in this county, he was drowned in attempting to cross the Brassos River.
[Ohio Gazette, 1841-December 4. - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Stephen Dix
Died on the 9th. inst. at his residence in Troy township, after an illness of two days, Stephen Dix, aged 16 year, 6 months and 5 days. [Ohio Gazette,1845 - February 14, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

John Milton Dodds

Died. In Scioto township April 26th. John Milton Dodds, son of William C. and Mary Dodds, in the 20th. year of his age. A professor of Religion and a consistant member of the Presbyterian Church. [Ohio Gazette, 1844 - May 14 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Barsheba Eaton

Died - On the 26th December, 1838, at her residence in Delaware county, Ohio, Mrs. Barsheba Eaton, "widow of John Eaton, deceased, in the 73d year of her age. She was among the first settlers of the western wilderness, and endured the hardships and dangers of the frontier during the last war. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church until the year 1807, when she joined the Baptist Church of Delaware county. [Ohio Gazette, 1839, January 5, Saturday. - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Ezra Edwards
Ezra Edwards, an old and respected citizen of Farmers Creek township, died at his home near Iron Hill, last Friday at the age of 70 years. Mr. Edwards was born at Delaware County, Ohio, and settled in Iowa in 1843. In 1849 he was married to Miss Mary Streets, and to this union were born 13 children, five of whom survive him. Mr. Edwards was one of the "Boys in blue" and served his quota of three years in defense of his country's honor. He had been a member of the Advent church since 1869. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. C. Thompson. [Maquoketa Excelsior, (Maquoketa, Iowa) April 14, 1898 - sub. by Ken Wright]

Helen M. Janssen Etzel
Helen M. Etzel, age 88, of Upper Arlington, OH., passed away Thursday April 10 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born September 7, 1919 in Milwaukee Wisconsin, to the late Gustav and Frances (Mack) Janssen. Helen was preceded in death in 1994 by her husband of 53 years, Melvin G. "Bud" Etzel and in 1998 by her daughter Susan Stillinger. She is survived by her sons, Erle (Jeanne) Etzel of Troy, MI., Thomas (Robin) Etzel of Memphis, TN., and David Etzel of Columbus, Ohio.; son-in-law, Mike Stillinger of Columbus, OH.,; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Gustav (Beatrice) Janssen; and sister-in-law, Betty (Edward) Barton. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington, where a prayer service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14,2008 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1899 McCoy McCoy Road at Reed Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220. Fr. Michael Watson, Celebrant. Internment will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, OH. Contributions may be made in Helen's memory to the Upper Arlington Public Library System, 2800 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221. Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was one of the last of the greatest generation and will be missed by all who knew her. [Columbus Dispatch, page B6; April 13 2008; Sub. by Kathi Wiley]

Mary Finch
Died - In this village on the 19th. at the residence of her brother S. Finch, Esq., Miss Mary Finch, age 42 years. The deceased was a native of Fairfield County, Conn, and came to this place in August last. (Com.) [Ohio Gazette, 1841- March 23 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Emma Fowler
H. P. Fowler received the sad news last Friday of the death and burial of his sister, Miss Emma Fowler of Delaware, Ohio. She was skating and fell backward and was hurt internally. She was attending college at that place and was to have completed her course about the middle of February at which time she had written she would visit her brother H. P. Fowler. She was in her 24th year. [The Iola Register, Iola, Allen County, Kansas, January 31, 1902]

Daniel Frost
Died - In Berkshire, Ohio, on Friday morning, 11th. Mr. Daniel Frost, late of Windham, Luzerne county, Pa. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord". [Ohio Gazette,1842 March 19 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

George W. Fry
[1860-1885]
The death of George W. Fry occurred last Monday night about twelve o'clock. Thus the hand of death has once more stolen from us one of our most worthy citizens, a young man bright with prospects and sterling worth. He was born in Delaware County, Ohio in 1860 and came to Kansas in 1871 and removed to Yates Center with his parents soon after its location. He engaged in the newspaper business about six years and was for several years connected with the News, but for the past year or more has been identified with his brother, James B. Fry in the real estate business. He was an honored member of both the Odd Fellows and the K. of P. Lodges. George, as he was usually called, was a young man whom all could respect and his death will leave an aching void in the hearts of all those who knew him. He lived not for himself alone, but as his many acts of kindness bear witness, was one who delighted in aiding his fellowmen to lead a pleasant and happy life. He was a son-in-law of the late Benjamin F. Clayton, who but recently passed from this earthly sphere and the blows falls doubly severe upon his bereaved wife. How true the words, "in the midst of life we are in death." It seems sad to have to give up all ones bright hopes and prospects this early in life but we can do nothing but bow in humble submission to the will of divine providence. Mr. Fry was an ardent friend to the temperance cause, ever putting forth an effort to suppress the great evil. He was one of the charter members of the Good Templars and aided and helped to advance the movement whenever it was in his power to do so. He leaves a wife and two little children and a large circle of friends and relatives to morn their loss. The wife and little ones have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction. The funeral services were held yesterday at 10 o'clock a.m. in the M.E. church under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, assisted by the Knights of Pythias. Rev. J. C. Hull conducted the funeral services. [Unknown newspaper, c. 1885 - Submitted by Jeanne Bedwell]

John Gardner
Died - In Peru township, Delaware county, on Sunday the 6th inst. Mr. John Gardner aged 77 years, an honest man and a good citizen. [Ohio Gazette, 1836, March 12, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]


William E. Gaylord
Died - Drowned at Zoar on the 10th inst. William E. son of Mr. E. Gaylord Jr., aged 3 years and 3 months. [Ohio Gazette, 1834 April 26, Thursday - PT - Sub by FoFG]


Mrs. Granger
Died - In Westerfield township, on the 9th inst. Mrs. Granger, wife of Daniel Granger, recently of this place.
[Ohio Gazette 1838 May 12 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Ruth Griswold
Died at Worthington, Ohio on Monday morning, 31st. of May ult. Ruth Griswold, relict of Ezra Griswold, formerly of Simsbury. Hartford county, Connecticut, in the 86th, year of her age. The family of the deceased emigrated to Ohio in the fall of 1805 arriving at Worthington, then a dense forest on the 29th. of October of that year and occupying the first cabin ever inhabited by a white family in that town. [Ohio Gazette, 1847 - June 4, Friday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Mary Emily Harder and Nancy Buck Harder
Died- On the 29th. in Delaware, Mary Emily daughter of Jos. and Mary A. Harder, aged 5 mos., 9 days. On Thursday 25th. in Troy, Joseph Taylor, aged 18, son of Oliver Taylor, recently of this vicinity. Also on Friday following, Nancy Buck, sister of the above. [Ohio Gazette, August 3, Saturday. 1844, Saturday - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Norman and Lucy Harris
Died - At his residence in Radnor,, on the 23rd. Mr. Norman Harris, aged about 40 years. On the 24th. Mrs. Lucy Harris, his wife, aged about 34 years, leaving to the guardian protection of the "Father of the Orphan" a large family of small children. Both bodies are to be interred today (25th) inclosed in one coffin. [Ohio Gazette, 1841-September 25; Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Helen Hartman
Delaware - Mrs. Helen Hartman was burned to death by an explosion of gasoline. It is believed she mistook gasoline for coal oil in kindling a fire. [Mansfield News, Mansfield, Oh - Jan 2, 1900]

James Harvey Hills
Died - On Sunday morning last, of typhus fever, James Harvey Hills, aged 20 years and five months. [Ohio Gazette, 1835-May 9 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

William Harvey Hitchcock
Died. In, this place, on Thursday morning on the 14th. William Harvey, son of T. W. & Alma Hitchcock, aged one year and two months. [Ohio Gazette, 1841 - October 23. - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Helen M. Hoadly
- Died. In Berlin township on the 9th. of lung fever, Helen M. eldest daughter of Thomas L. and Laura H. Hoadly aged 13 yrs. [Ohio Gazette, 1844, March 2 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Frances Holmes
Died - In this town, on the 19th. Mrs. Frances Holmes, wife of B. W. Holmes, and daughter of Thomas Butler, aged 26 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1842 March 26, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Richard Hoskins
Died - In Scioto township on Sunday last, Mr. Richard Hoskins, aged 72 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1834-April 5, Thursday. - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Mellissa Howard
Of consumption, in this village on the 3d inst. Mrs. Mellissa, wife of Caleb Howard, Esq., aged 38 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1836, June 4 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Moses Bradford Jameson
1847 - At the residence of his father in Blendon, Franklin county, on the 22nd. of April last, of pulmonary consumption, Moses Bradford Jameson, aged about 20 years. [Ohio Gazette, June 4, 1847 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Robert Jamison, Sr.
Died - At his residence, near this place, on the 12th inst, Robert Jamison, Senior, in the 73d year of his age. Mr. Jamison came early in the settlement of this county from the State of Pennsylvania, and though he had a numerous family, he was the instance of mortality in it since his residence in this state.[Ohio Gazette, 1840-October 23 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Capt. Benjamin S. Knight
Died - In Thompson township, October 2d, Capt. Benjamin S. Knight, in the 51st year of his age, late of Columbus, Ohio, and formerly a resident of Duanesburgh, of the county of Schenectady, N. Y. (Communicated). [Ohio Gazette, Dec 2 1836 (or 1837?) - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Capt. James Kooken
Died - At Bellepoint, Delaware county, on the 3d ult. Capt. James Kooken in the 88th year of his age.[Ohio Gazette, 1840-June 12, Friday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

George LePert
Died - In the vicinity of this town on the 4th. inst. of consumption, George LePert aged 36 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1846 - Feb 4 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Capt John Lews
Died in Berlin, on Tuesday morning, the 9th. Inst. Capt John Lews, in his 75th. year. [Ohio Gazette, 1846 June 19 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. Frank A. Liebenderfer
Funeral of Mrs. Frank A. Liebenderfer, 72, lifelong resident of Delaware, was conducted this afternoon at the Ramsey-Mohr funeral home. Burial was made in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs. Liebenderfer died Friday after a six-week illness. Surviving are the husband, six children, including Mrs. Howard Cummins of Delaware, 14 grandchildren and a brother. [unknown newspaper/date]

Richard M. and Harvey D. Little
Died - In Columbus a few days since, Richard M. only surviving child of the late Harvey D. Little, Esq.
Also, on Tuesday last Harvey D., posthumous son of said Little aged about 3 months. Both died of scarlet fever after a short illness. [Ohio Gazette, 1834 May 10 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Benjamin Lyke
Delaware, O., Jan 8-
Benjamin Lyke, a jeweler at Galena, after taking wood alcohol at 3 o'clock Monday morning, bade his wife goodby and told her he had taken poison to kill himself. He died soon afterward. [Marion Daily Mirror, Jan 8, 1907 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Lafayette Main
Died in Troy township on the 26th, of June of the IRETHEMER, Lafayette, son of Sabeers and Sarah Main. [Ohio Gazette, July 6, Saturday. 1844, Saturday - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Joseph McGonigle
Died - Suddenly, on the night of the 19th inst, in Radnor, Joseph McGonigle, Esq., and aged and respectable citizen of Oxford township. [Ohio Gazette, 1838- June 25, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Isiah Moses

Died in Troy township, on the 1st. Mr. Isiah Moses, aged 29 years and 10 months, leaving a wife and two children, together with a large circle of relatives, to mourn their early loss. (Communicated by one present). [Ohio Gazette, 1841-August 6, Friday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Susannah Moses

Died - On Sunday last, in Marlborough township, Mrs. Susannah Moses, aged 65 years [Ohio Gazette, 1836,October 21 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Dr. Samuel Moulton
Died in Delaware, O. Dr. Samuel Moulton, formerly of Castleton, Vermont. [The Olive Branch, 1 Jan 1822 - CA - Sub by FoFG]

Jane Nettleton
Died - At the residence of Mrs. H. B. Janes in Norwalk, Feb. 2nd. Miss Jane Nettleton, aged 22 years. She was a native of Berlin, Delaware County, Ohio. [Ohio Gazette, 1845 February 28 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Lucy Newel
Died - In Berlin township, Mrs. Lucy, consort of Mr. Elisha Newel in the 42d year of her age [Ohio Gazette, September 30, 1830 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

James Osborne
Died. At his residence In Delaware township on the 12th, James Osborne aged 69 years, 10 months, 21 days. [Ohio Gazette, 1844 - June 29, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Lucy Ann Osborne
In Norton on the 22nd. Lucy Ann, daughter of Wm. & Catherine Osborne, aged 5 months and 28 days.[Ohio Gazette, 1844 - June 29, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

John A. Patterson
Died - On Sunday evening last, John A., son of A. H. Patterson of this place aged 14 months. [Ohio Gazette, 1835-August 29, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

John Montgomery Picket
Died - On the 1st inst. after a lingering illness, John Montgomery Picket, the youngest child of Dr. C. H. Pickett, aged one year and two months. [Ohio Gazette, 1838- October 13 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Thomas W. Powell
Hon. Thomas W. Powell, of Delaware County, died on the l2th. [Source: The Highland Weekly News, (Hillsborough, Highland County, OH), December 20, 1882, Transcribed by Jeanne Hall]

Mrs. Powers
Died. In this place on the 15th. Mrs. Powers aged 65 yrs. [Ohio Gazette, 1841-March 19 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Sarah Pratt
- Died at Greenham Farm, Somerset county, England, on February 1st. Mrs. Sarah Pratt, wife of Edward Pratt. ESQ.
[Ohio Gazette, 1847 - April 30 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Maria Preston
Died. In Pittsburgh, Pa. on Friday, July 16th. Mrs. Maria Preston, consort of Rev. William Preston, late of this city. [Ohio Gazette, 1841-July 23, Friday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Mary Reynolds
Died. At the residence of her daughter, in Bellepoint, on the 3rd. Mrs. Mary Reynolds, after a short Illness, of inflamation of the lungs. [Ohio Gazette, 1841-May 21 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Elizabeth L. Rice
Died - In Brown township, on the 2nd. Mrs. Elizabeth L., wife of Horace J. Rice, of Ottawa county, and the daughter of C. M. and Sarah Thrall aged 22 years and 7 mos. [Ohio Gazette, 1841 April 9, Friday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Lois Richmond
On the 21st in Berlin, Mrs. Lois Richmond, aged about 24 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1844 Aug 24, Saturday - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Jacob Rose
Another Revolutionary Hero Gone-Died - At the residence of his son in Harlem township, Delaware county, on the 20th inst. Jacob Rose, in the 79th year of his age. Mr. Rose entered the army of the revolution when he was quite young, and remained until it was disbanded. He was in several important engagements with the Indians in the State of New York. He was with General Sullivan in his expedition against the Six Nations in 1779, when they were completely subdued. He was at the capture of Cornwallis in 1718, which important event put an end to the British oppression. He also took part in the last war with Great Britain, which terminated so gloriously for American Liberty. Mr. Rose was distinguished through life for his exemplary and retiring habits, as well as his gentlemanly deportment. A great lover of his country and her republican institutions, and a devoted and ardent Christian, always ready to lend his aid to the afflicted. In a word he was a Christian in whom there was no guile; and he died as he lived, respected and esteemed by all who knew him. He has been gathered to his fathers after having lived long enough to see the fruits of his early toil in behalf of the liberties of his country crowned by the smiles of Heaven in its abundant posterity. [Ohio Gazette, 1839 August (?) - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Dr. Thomas F. Sargent
Died Dr. Thomas F. Sargent, Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died of apoplexy on Sunday evening the 29th inst., (Cincinnati Gazette.) [Ohio Gazette, 13 Jan 1834 - BZ - Sub by FoFG]


Hannah Scott
In Fredericktown, Knox Co. on the 12th. while on a visit to her friend, widow Hannah Scott, of Berlin township, aged 64. [Ohio Gazette, 1844, March 2 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Louisa Scott
Died at Eden, on the 9th. inst. Mrs. Louisa, wife of Seymour Scott, aged 39 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1846 April 17 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

David Shoup
Died - In Scioto township on Wednesday the 30th ult. Mr. David Shoup, Esq., aged 44 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1835-October 10 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Edwin Smale
At the age of 71, Mr. Edwin Smale, one of Delaware's oldest citizens, passed away, Saturday evening at 9:30 o'clock. For two weeks, Mr. Smale's life had been in the balance, as he was suffering from apoplexy. Two hemorrhages of the brain were very derogatory to the recovery of the patient. Practically all of Mr. Smale's life was spent in Delaware, he having come to this city from Berks County, Pennsylvania, when very young. For thirty-one years he was employed by the V.T. Hills company, and during his lengthy service he never missed a day's wages. Personally, Mr. Smale was a very devout man, being a charter member of St. John's church. He was also a member of the National union.The funeral will be held at St. John's church, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and Rev. Sifferd and Dr. Shaffer will have charge of the services. The burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery, with Miller Bros. conducting the arrangements. Mr. Smale is survived by his wife, Julia C. Smale; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Shearer, of Springfield, and Mrs. Charles Reinart, of Ashley; one brother, Mr. John Smale, of Delaware; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Bush of Delaware, and Mrs. Minnie Bartow of Toledo; and two foster sons, Elmer Smale of Spencerville, and Frank Cook of Delaware. [The Journal-Herald, Delaware, OH, Monday Eve, November 1, 1909; Sub. by Vicki Tilton]

Irwin Smith
Died on Monday evening last, at his residence in Liberty township, Mr. Irwin Smith, formerly of this town. [Ohio Gazette, November 14, 1835 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. Smith
On Thursday the 7th inst, in this place, Mrs. Smith widow of the late Irwin Smith. [Ohio Gazette, 1836, January 9 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Noah Spalding

Died - In this village, on the 6th inst., after a lingering illness, Dr. Noah Spalding aged about 60. [Ohio Gazette, 1836, January 9 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Reuben Stewart

Died - In this town of bilious fever, on Tuesday the 10th inst., Mr. Reuben Stewart aged about fifty-five. [Ohio Gazette, 1835-August 22, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

George Storm

Died in this place 6n the 21st. inst after a protracted Illness, Mr. George Storm, aged 66 years and 7 months. The deceased was a native of Virginia. He emigrated to Ohio in 1809 and settled In Delaware, since which time he has been a resident of our town. [Ohio Gazette, 1846 June 26, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Mary Jane Sweetser

Died - In this town on Thursday last, at half past 2 o'clock P.M. Mary Jane, daughter of Charles Sweetser, Esq., aged 6 months (Communicated). [Ohio Gazette, 1834 July 26, Thursday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Mary Thatcher

Died. Departed this life, after an illness of about 8 hours, at her residence in Peru township, Delaware County, Ohio, on the morning of the 12th. Mrs. Mary Thatcher, consort of John Thatcher, Esq., aged 72 years. Mrs. Thatcher was, when quite young, taken prisoner by the Indians in the Revolutionary War, together with her mother, two brothers and a sister. They were taken into the interior of Pennsylvania; her mother, who had an infant which the Indians compelled her to carry "over the mountains and throughout the vallies" gave out after travelling; about 12 miles, when she and the infant were tomahawked and scalped; the others were taken to Canada, and suffered much among the Canadians for seven years during which time her remaining brother died. Mrs. Thatcher and her sister were again permitted to see their father's face, who bought them back to Pennsylvania. She was in her youth, professed in Religion of Jesus Christ, was a member of the Baptist Church near a half century, sustained and un-blemished Christian character. She was greatly beloved in life, and her death much lamented. Feb. 14. 1842 (Com.) [Ohio Gazette, 1842 February 19 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Isaac Ulry
Isaac Ulry was born in Plain Twp., Franklin Co., Dec. 28 1845 and died at Central College the same Co. August 20 1925. He was the son of Daniel and Dianna Ulry and all his life was spent in Delaware and Franklin counties. He was the oldest of 15 children and the tenth of that number besides the parents to cross the Great Divide between time and eternity. The living members of the family are Samuel Ulry of New Albany; Lawrence Ulry of Casper Wyo., Henry Ulry of Olive Green, Mrs. Perry Drew of Alexandria, Ind., and Mrs Wm. Speirman of Condit, Ohio. Mr Ulry was married Feb. 4, 1871 to Elizabeth Whitehead and to this union were born four children, Mrs Otis Ranck of Central College, in whose home he spent his closing years and Miss Josie Ulry still at home. Joie, who was twin brother to Josie died at the age of twelve years, and Mrs. Floyd Chaney, who passed away in mature life. The mother of these children and companion of the home departed this life five years ago this coming December. In addition to the brothers and sisters and daughters, 3 grandchildren remain. Numerous cousins and other relatives join them in their sorrow. Mr. Ulry joined the Albright Evangelieal church in his early manhood and has been a constant member of it ever since. Living in the vicinity of the church he gave unstintedly of his time and thought to its interests Like the vestal virgins who kept alive the fires of Rome he felt it his duty to keep the fires burning on the altars of his church home in youth and manhood. For some time he has been a victim of a lingering affliction at the home of his daughter. All who knew him intimately hear testimony to his patience and loyalty as father, neighbor and husband.  [Unknown newspaper, August 20 1925; Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigny]

Rev. Elias Van Deman

Died - At London, Madison county, on the 22d inst. Rev. Elias Van Deman (brother of Rev. H. Van Deman of this place) in the 34th year of his age. [Ohio Gazette, 1839 November 30, Saturday. - PT - Sub by FoFG]

John Van Deman

Died - On the 17th ult. Mr. John Van Deman (father of the Rev. H. Van Deman of this place) in the 85 year of his age. "He fought for the liberties of his country in the Revolutionary war. He was a Christian man in his life, and in his death he left the precious _______ for his friends and relatives that he is now beyond the reach of sorrow and suffering." [Ohio Gazette, 1840-February 1, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

William Voorhees

At his residence in Bennington township on Sunday morning, February 1, William Voorhees, Esq., In the 48th. year of his age. Mr. Voorhees was a native of Woodbridge, N. J. and emigrated to this county in 1833. [Ohio Gazette, 1846 - Feb 4 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Lucy Washburn

Died - Departed this life on the 8th inst., at the residence of the Rev. A. Jinks of this place, Miss Lucy Washburn, aged 28 years. Miss Warshburn was a native of the state of Vermont and the only daughter of Dr. Daniel Wasburn who still resides in that part of the country. (Com). [Ohio Gazette,1834-September 13, Thursday. - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Thomas Wasson

Died - At his residence in this place on the 26th inst. after a short illness, Mr. Thomas Wasson. [Ohio Gazette, 1839 August (?) - PT - Sub by FoFG]

William W. Watts

Died. After a short illness on the night of the 8th. of May, on board the steamboat "South America" on the Mississippi River, William W. Watts in the 47th. year of his age, late of Columbus, Mississippi, formerly of Bedford county, Virginia. The deceased was on his way to Ohio to rejoin his family after an absence of six months In Texas and Louisiana. [Ohio Gazette, 1846 May 29 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Susan Weiser

Died - At the residence of her father near this place, on Sunday the 6th inst., Miss Susan Weiser, aged 18 years.
[Ohio Gazette,1836, August 12, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Henry Porter West
Died - In this village, on Friday the 22d, Henry Porter, infant son of S. F. and C. P. West, aged 20 months. [Ohio Gazette, 1840-May 29, Friday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Rufos Whitney

-Died on the 16th. ult. Rufos Whitney, youngest son of Charles and Philene Boyington, aged 3 months and 16 days.
[Ohio Gazette, 1846 - August 14, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Dr. Abram N. Wigton

Died. In Berlin on the 2nd., Dr. Abram N. Wigton. aged 28. About a few months since he married a daughter of Mr. A. Smith, where he died. [Ohio Gazette, 1844 - June 8 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

James A. Wigton

August 24, Saturday. Died. on the 17th in Kingston, of the prevailing fever, James A. Wigton, aged about 20 years.
[Ohio Gazette, 1844 Aug 24, Saturday - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Hiram Wilcox

In this vicinity on Saturday last, Mr. Hiram Wilcox, son of Mr. Wilcox, aged 21 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1834-March 3 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Clara Delle Smale Williams
Mrs. Clara D. Williams, 61, of Waldo, died early Tuesday morning at the Morris rest home, West Lincoln Avenue, after an extended illness. The deceased was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, Rolland Williams; one brother, Clarence Smale of Delaware and an adopted son, Rollo, at home. The body is resting at the Morrison Funeral Home in Delaware, where friends may call until the hour of funeral services held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery. [Delaware Gazette, Delaware, OH, 12 September 1939; Sub. by Vicki Tilton]

Clarence Eugene Smale, Sr.
Mr. Clarence E. Smale, Sr., 144 Grove St., Ashley, died suddenly early Saturday morning of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Jane M. Case Hospital where he had been a patient four days. Mr. Smale, 77, a retired night watchman at Ohio Wesleyan University, lived in Delaware most of his lifetime and in Ashley for the past five years. Surviving are his wife, Edith; five sons, Leonald and Therald of Delaware, Dorence of Radnor, Clarence E. and Charles of near Stratford; three step-sons, Jack Myers of Delaware, Alfred Myers of Ashley and Allen Myers of Buckeye Lake; 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchilren. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. from the Ramsey-Bennett Brown chapel in Delaware. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday. [Delaware Gazette, Delaware, OH, 20 Aug 1955, pg. 3; Sub. by Vicki Tilton]

Charles Henry Staley
Ms. Charles H. Staley, 87, died Wednesday morning at 6:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Drake, in Magnetic Springs following an illness of seven weeks. As long as his health permitted, Mr. Staley attended the Methodist Church at Magnetic Springs.  Most of his life had been spent near the Girls Industrial Home, and he had moved to Magnetic Springs about two years ago. Surviving are three sons, Frank, near the G.I.H., Harry of Delaware, R.D.3, and Edwin, of Zanesville; two daughters, Mrs. Drake, and Mrs. Eva Andrews, of near Jerome; 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Robinson Funeral Home with Rev. Lehman, of Magnetic Springs, officiating.  Burial will be made in Jerome cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral home. [The Delaware Gazette, Web. 10 Nov 1937; sub. by Vicki Tilton]

Helen Wilson
Died - At the residence of her mother in this place, on the 30th ult, Miss Helen Wilson, aged about 16. [Ohio Gazette, 1839 December 7 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Anne Williams
Died. On the 20th. after a short illness, in the 75th. year of her age, Mrs. Anne, wife of Abraham Williams, of this place. [Ohio Gazette, 1842 January 22 - - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Job Williams
Died - At his residence near this place, on Saturday last, Mr. Job Williams. [Ohio Gazette, 1836 - November 18, Saturday - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Sarah Williams
Died - In Radnor on the 19th ult., Mrs. Sarah, consort of Morgan Williams, Esq., aged 30 years. [Ohio Gazette, 1834-March 10 - PT - Sub by FoFG]

Susannah Worline
Died. On 24th. at the residence of her son in Delaware township Mrs. Susannah Worline, aged 83 yrs. 9 mos. and 8 days. [Ohio Gazette, 1844, February 3 - PT - Sub by FoFG]





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