Franklin County, Ohio

Genealogy and History

Obituaries and Death Notices

Dr. Thomas W. Albery, 89, died Monday evening, Clark State Rd. Member of Reynoldsburg Masonic Lodge No. 340. Friends will be received at the Margarum & Son Funeral Home, Gahanna, where services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. in charge of the Masonic Lodge. Burial Jersey Cemetery. ["Columbus Dispatch", 30 Oct 1940 pg. 6A - Submitted by Cheryl J Skinner]

In Franklin Co., O., ___ 15 (1858), ae. 74. He was commissary of Gen. Harrison's army while in that vicinity in the war of 1812. [Source: "Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Tr. by K. Mohler]


Died, at the residence of his brother, in Columbus, Ohio, on the 22d of April, N. Duane Baker, son of Lorenzo D. Baker, aged 30 years. Mr. Baker was f or a while engaged in mercantile business in Lowville, but some two or three years ago went West, and a year since returned in feeble health. Last F all, his disease having assumed a consumptive form, he started South, but his dimming health forbid his traveling farther than Columbus, where he remained until his death. His remains were brought to Copenhagen for interment. He was a young man of pleasing manners, good social qualities, and of enthusiastic temperament - a great favorite with his associates, and a popular and successful businessman. His death is a severe affliction to his doting parents and numerous friends. - Reformer [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) - Wednesday, May 16, 1860; JD, Sub by FoFG]


JAMES H. BALDWIN, Sparta Township, retired, was born in Franklin County, Ohio, September 8, 1814. His parents, Samuel and Flora (Woodruff) Baldwin, were both natives of Connecticut and of English extraction, and were born as follows: the former in 1777, and the latter in 1780. They were married at Avon, Conn., in 1799, and afterward settled at Branford, where they remained until 1814, at which time they, in company with several other families,immigrated to Worthington, Franklin Co., Ohio, and from thence, in 1827, to Cincinnati, Ohio, where they remained until their deaths. He died in 1840, and his widow in 1862. They were the parents of thirteen children, viz.: Almon, Sarah, Joseph, Serene, Emily, Libanius, Serenna, Arden W.. James H., Nancy M., Samuel D., Lysander and Abel. James HL, our subject, was educated at Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a student in the first public school of the city, which was taught by Thomas Jennings of this county. He completed a classic course in the old college building of Cincinnati, Ohio, after which he engaged in painting for some time, and also reading medicine. He then attended the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, Ohio, after which he traveled for a few years, returning to Cincinnati again in 1838, resuming the study of medicine, which he completed, bat has never engaged in practice. He was united in marriage at Cincinnati, Ohio, May 13, 1847, to Rhoda L., daughter of John and Huldah (Townsend) Spencer. She was born in Switzerland County, Ind, February 1, 1823. Her father was born at Providence, B. L, in 1775, and her mother in Duchess County, N. Y., in 1776. They were married in New York, and from thence in a very early day moved to Pennsylvania, and from there to Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 1819, to Switzerland County, Ind. They were the parents of twelve children, viz.: Millicent, John W., Daniel, Miriam, Almira, Miranda, Lawnton, Huldah, Eli, Emily, Peter L., and Rhoda L. In 1865 Mr. Baldwin moved to Dearborn County, Ind., purchased and settled on the same property where he now resides, and has since remained. They have had born to them three children, viz.: Samuel S., Henriette L., and Jeannette D. Mr. Baldwin is a man of good general information, and is highly esteemed by all who know him. [Source: "History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana" : Chicago: F.E. Weakley & Co., 1885. Transcribed by Barb Zigenmeyer]

Barclay, Mr. Henry, at the home of Isaac Case, Oct 27th. One of the volunteers from Madison Co., Ky. He was on his way home from battle of the Trench. Methodist Church, Mr. Fisher. ["Western Intelligencer", Contributed by Blanche Collins - Nov 3, 1813

Beach, Miles, a. 20, d. last Thursday, Worthington. ["Western Intelligencer", Nov 27, 1811 - Contributed by Blanche Collins]

Word was received from Columbus, Ohio, yesterday by Mrs. Frank Nicholson which told of the death of Miss Josie Beaver at that place Tuesday night at 11 o'clock. Consumption was the cause of her death. Miss beaver was 19 years of age and had lived in Wichita until about three weeks ago, when, with her sister, Miss Stella Beaver, she left for Columbus to join her parents, who had moved there some time ago. Interment will be made at Columbus. Miss Beaver is a sister of Mrs. Frank J. Nicholson of this city. ["The Wichita Daily Eagle" July 9, 1903, pg 6 - Sub. by: Peggy Thompson]

Benedict, Mrs. Anna, Consort of Hezekiah Benedict, d. Worthington, Aug. 27, 1813. ["Western Intelligencer", Sept. 1, 1813 - Contributed by Blanche Collins]

Bigelow, Miss Demis, a. 16 yrs., dau. of Russel Bigelow, Worthington, October 8th, their third child to die lately. ["Western Intelligencer", Oct. 13, 1813 - Contributed by Blanche Collins]

Charles T. Blair, a lumber man of Denver, formerly of Columbus, O., suicided with morphine. [The Indiana State Sentinel; (Indianapolis, IN) April 3, 1889]

Columbus, Ohio, March 27, (1858) ae. 45. For many years Mr. B. served his fellow-citizens in the town council, wherein he was distinguished for great zeal in furthering measures calculated to benefit and improve the city. Sound and deliberate in his judgment, his opinions in all matters were generally received by his associates, and to him are the citizens of Columbus chiefly indebted for very many of our most wholesome and valuable municipal laws. As a father, neighbor, and friend, a severe loss has been sustained - one which time alone can heal. [Source: "Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMP ANY. 1859. Tr. by K. Mohler]

Brotherton, Mrs. Keziah, consort of David Brotherton, in Franklinton, Aug. 11, 1811. ["Western Intelligencer", Aug. 11, 1811 - Contributed by Blanche Collins]

Class of 1867 - ABRAM BROWN. B. 2 Sept., 1838, Canterbury, N.H. Served in 9th N.H. Vols. Teacher. D. 9 Sept., 1912, Columbus, Ohio.
[Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1911-1912, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

Browne, Rev. John W., editor of Liberty Hall, d. Cincinnati, Jan. 5, 1813. He fell from his horse into the river. Want of accommodations caused his death. ["Western Intelligencer", Jan 20, 1813 - Contributed by Blanche Collins]

Case, Capt. Seth. a. 63 yrs. d. Middlebury, of apoplexy, June 4, 1813. Burial at Middlebury. ["Western Intelligenc er", June 9, 1813 - Contributed by Blanche Collins]

Died, at State Run, Franklin County, Ohio, on the 15th ult., Mrs. Mercy Clapp, wife of Abner Clapp, formerly of this County. [Northern Journal (Lowville, NY) - Thursday, October 1, 1840]

John Coleman, a boy ten years old, whose parents reside in the northern part of Columbus, was struck by lightening during a recent storm, and instantly killed. The boy was on the street at the time, with a boy named John Nelson. Nelson was knocked down, but soon recovered. Several other persons in the vicinity were severely shocked, but no one seriously hurt. ["Union County Journal", Aug 18, 1876 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]


Columbus, O., June 7.- Harry Cook, traveling salesman for Dash & Coffer. New York, committed suicide last by landanum. [The Bismarck Tribune, June 8, 1883, - transcribed by Linda Blue Dietz]

STAMFORD - A memorial service for Charles W. Cooper, father of James W. Cooper of Wilton will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Community Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Mr. Cooper, 78, of Columbus, Ohio died here on Feb. 27. He was the husband of the late Aleen Neely Cooper.
Born in Oakmont, Pa., Mr. Cooper was a professional chemist. He was a founder of Ocello Sponge Co., and later joined Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, where he became a leading expert on adhesives. He had retired from Battelle in 1971..
Bouton Funeral Home, West Church Street, Wilton is in charge of arrangements. ["The Hour", Norwalk, CT, March 7, 1991]


Betty Bea Culp, of Lantana, Fla., formerly of Columbus, passed away peacefully at her home May 26, 2000. Born on January 23, 1930 in Jackson, Oh. She is preceded in death by husband Joseph. She is survived by parents, John A. and Chloie B. Staten of Jackson, Oh.; son, Richard Culp of Louisville, Ky.; daughters, Rebecca (Jim) Courtright of Lantana, Fla., Lorie (Doug) Diamond and Sarah Culp of Columbus; step-son, William Culp of Mansfield; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Tommy and Terry Staten of Wellston, Jay and Don Dee Staten of Columbus, Kevin Staten of Thurman; sisters, Ruth Tripp of Dayton, Janet Staten of Jackson; many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the many family members and friends for their love and support during her illness. Flowers are welcome, however, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33407. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. at Glen Rest Cemetery. Pastor Wayne Wiles officiating. All arrangements are being made by SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave. ["Columbus Dispatch" c. May 2000 - Submitted by Janice Rice]

Columbus, Ohio, December 10 - Melancholy over the the recent death of his wife, Daniel Dague, a farmer of Gahana, committed suicide by taking poison. His dead body was found by his children. He leaves eight little ones. [Lima Daily News, Dec 10, 1908 - transcribed by Linda Blue Dietz]

Woodrow (Woody) G. Draime, 69, formerly of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Friendship Village of Columbus.
He was born in Vincennes, Indiana on October 14, 1940, a son of the late Verne E. and Hazel Newman Draime. He was also preceded in death by a sister Jo Ann Draime Cook and a brother, Charles Jarvis.
He is survived by a sister, rose Marie (Bob) Grumieaux of Vincennes, Indiana and brothers Ben (Joy) Draime of Tremont city and Tom (Betty) Draime of West Mansfield, four nephews and one niece.
Woody graduated from West Mansfield High School in 1958. he served in the U.S. Army from August, 1963 - August 1965. He was employed by D.A.B. Industries where he retired. Woody moved to Columbus and started a ceramics business that he loved. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Woody was cremated and no services were held. [unknown newspaper, unknown contributor - Thanks!]

COLUMBUS, O., April 4 — After lying in bed for eight months with a broken back which she suffered In an automobile accident, Clara Dulin, 7, had succumbed to that injury here today. Besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dulin, a brother, Louis R., also survives. [Lima News, Apr 4, 1930 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]


Eileen L. Eyman, age 79, passed away August 9, 2005 in her daughter's home after a brief bout with cancer. She was born in Negaunee, Mich. on March 30, 1926 and has resided in Galion, Cleveland and Columbus, Oh. and Caldwell, Id. over her lifetime. She was preceded in death by her husband James B. Eyman in 1990. Over the last 15 years, she devoted her time to volunteering at Hawthorne Elementary School as a teacher's aide, The Palace Theater as an usher, and the Little Turtle Condo Association where she last lived. She is survived by her 4 children, Penny Steward and Paula Moulton of Columbus, Pam Ruiz of Kuna, Id., James B. Eyman II of Seattle and their respective spouses. She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren, Lisa Urbano and Rick Stephenson of Columbus and their spouses, James and Jeff Baxter and Matthew Brassfield of Id., Ashlee and McKinzee Eyman of Washington; 7 great-grandchildren. No memorial service is planned at her request. Any charitable donations should be made to the donor's choice of organization. The family would like to thank all concerned friends for their support, and express a special thank you to Belinda Wine of Comfort Keepers for her dedication and love. ["The Columbus Dispatch, (Ohio), August 12, 2005, Section News, Page 04B - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]


April 5, 1830 - Francis, Davies, was drowned at Columbus, Ohio 19 Mar. He was one of the Acting Justices of the Peace of this town and leaves a wife and 2 small children. ["NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER" - Tr. by K. Torp]


Columbus, O., Feb 3 - Joshua Gibson, aged 75, who had sold newspapers in the streets here for years, was asphyxiated in his lodgings. [Lima Daily News, Feb 3, 1906 - transcribed by Linda Blue Dietz]

Columbus, Feb. 1 - Robert Glerman, 12, of 2205 E. 46th street, Cleveland, died at the state school for the deaf. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb. 2, 1917 - BZ - transcribed by FoFG]


Old Trainman Finishes Run
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 20 - Oliver D. Hevey, reputed to have been the oldest railroad man in the United States, who began his career as a train boy on a woodburner in 1851, died last night at the age of 91. For 79 continuous years he was on the active payroll of various roads, during a period which witnessed the development of the “iron horse.” He assisted in bringing soldiers and supplies to and from the battlefields of the Civil war. He was in several wrecks, but each time escaped uninjured. He was retired on full pay by the Hocking Valley in 1916. [The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Thursday, March 20, 1930]

Hoy Charles Wilbur Edward Hoy Sr., age 64, of Columbus. Died Saturday, October 10, 1987, at home. Veteran of WWII from May 1943 to January 1946. Retired from Burrough-Hatfield Electric. Survived by sons, Charles Jr., Mike, Terry, of Columbus and Neil of Sidney, Ohio: daughters, Sandra Willey, Florida, Josephine Vawter, Columbus, Jennifer Shallenburg, Columbus, Robin Decker, Florida, Patricia McQuirt, Arkansas; 17 grandchildren; sisters, Olive Allen and Venus Deal, both of Sidney, Ohio. Member of VFW Northway Post NO. 495 and American Legion Post NO. 532. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, October 15, Rutherford-Shroyer Funeral Home, 1278 W. Broad St. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery, Veteran Section. Family will receive friends at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. American Legion and VFW Service, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. ["Columbus Dispatch", Oct. 1987 - Submitted by Pam Zimmerman]


William A. Huber, 73, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. Survivors include his wife Carrie, a step-daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Margaret) Morrison of Canal Winchester; two step-sons, Merle Shumaker of Lancaster and Fred Shumaker of Columbus; 17 step-grandchildren and nine great- step- grandchildren. He was retired security guard for OSU, Columbus. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakeview. Burial in Glenn Rest, Reynoldsburg. ["Lima News" Jul. 14, 1977, Russells Point, OH - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]


The funeral services of Miss Nora Huffman, held at the Broad Street Methodist church at 10 a.m. were most beautiful and impressive. A large number of sorrowing relatives and friends attended the services, among them many numbers of the Franklin County Teachers' Institute, of which Miss Huffman was secretary, and of the Broad Street M.E. Sunday school, in which she was a faithful and effective teacher. The floral offerings were very beautiful. Rev. A.C. Kelley, assistant pastor of the church, conducted the services and the Appollo quartet rendered appropriate musical selections. The pall-bearers were Messers: Ira Brown, Frank Laird, O. E. Miller, A. W. Conners, Frank McCartney and Dietrich Bruning. [Columbus Dispatch, Aug 12, 1895]

ILIFF---On the 23d day of April, 1880, at Winchester, near Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Margaret Iliff, of pneumonia, aged 83.
The deceased was born in Baltimore, Md., March 10th, 1797. She was married while a resident of that city to a sea captain by the name of Evans, who died a few years after their marriage.
After the death of Mr. Evans, she, in company with her father's family emigrated to Ohio, about the year 1820, and settled in Perry county, near New Lexington. Soon after her removal to Ohio she was married a second time to Henry Shaner.
About the year 1839 she left Perry County with her husband, and removed into Gallia county, locating in Morgan township, near the village of Vinton.
Five children were born to them during this marriage, Adam, Joshua, Harriet, Eli G. and Ruth E.
In 1841 her second husband died, when she returned to Perry county and was a third time married to John Iliff, with whom she lived some twelve or fifteen years, when she was again left a widow for the third time. The remainder of her life was spent living among her children. She died at the residence of one of her children in Winchester, Franklin county, Ohio.
Thus has passed from earth another one of the good and faithful mothers of Isreal, to the memory of whom there can never be too much of honor and tribute paid. She lived a true and faithful member of the Methodist Church for more than fifty years. She was a woman of rare intelligence and saving practical common sense. Let us not be untrue to the memory of such grand old pioneer mothers, for to them is due a debt that all the wealth of all the human family can not pay. E. G. S.
["Gallipolis Journal", (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, June 10, 1880 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]


Mar. 25 1831- John KILBOURN, author of the Ohio Gazetteer, formerly a Representative of Congress from Ohio, died lately at Columbus, Ohio. ["NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER" (Tr. by by K. T.]
Died, in Columbus, after a short illness, John Kilbourn, Author of Ohio Gazetteer, &c [Huron Reflector (Norwalk, OH) 28 Mar 1831]


Alice K. Lowry, 69, of Liberty Hill Road, died 12:25 PM Wednesday, October 16, 1996 in the Adena Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born December 7, 1926 and Henry county, Kentucky, to Andy Thomas and Rosa Hicks Ruth. She was married December 20, 1945, to Sigle Lowry Jr., who died December 27, 1994. Surviving are daughter, Carolyn Barnes, of Columbus; daughter and son in law, Linda and Steve Dennewitz, with whom she lived it; sons, Andy A. and Lewis G. Lowry; son and daughter and law, John R. and Ruth Lowry, all of Chillicothe; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Elihu West, of Lancaster, Kentucky; brothers and sisters in law, Thomas and Ruth West, of Utica, Michigan and Robert and Pat West, of Jacksonville, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister and four brothers. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday in the Ware funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware's from 6 to 8 PM Friday. ["Chillicothe Gazette" Octob er 1996 - Submitted by Carla Mascara]

Discharged Ohio Liquor Inspector Kills Self
Columbus O - Edmund G. Mathews recently discharged chief inspector of the Ohio liquor control department shot and killed himself at his home here today. ["The Evening Courier", Champaign-Urbana (IL) - 4 Mar 1935 - KT - Sub by FoFG]


WELLINGTON -- Mrs. Gladys G. Mendenhall, 93, died yesterday at Elms Nursing Home in Wellington after a lengthy illness.A native of Red River, Ohio, she lived with her daughter, Mrs. William B. Murray, in Wellington for several years after moving there from Columbus.In addition to her daughter, survivors include a son, Walter S. Jr. of Coral Gables, Fla.; sisters Dorothy Carter of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Mary Chatwin of Victoria, British Columbia; brother Robert F. Reck of Nepean, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.Friends may call Thrusday, t to 4 p.m., at the Norton Funeral Home, Wellington, where rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday.  Bu rial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Columbus, at 3 p.m. Friday [October 1987; Submitted by MMH]

By the explosion of coal oil at Columbus, O., Clement Miller and his wife and baby were fatally burned. [The Aitkin Age (Aitkin, MN) July 22, 1893, page 2]

A SAD CASE - Deliberate Suicide of a Young Recruit Who Had made a Mistake.
Columbus, O., Feb. 1. - At fifteen minutes past ten o'clock Thursday night Recruit Thomas Mulrooney of the Depot Detachment deliberately committed suicide at the barracks by shooting himself through the heart. He has been at the garrison only about three months, and was employed as a clerk at head-quarters, where his genial and gentlemanly manner caused him to be respected by his associates. The cause of his taking his own life is ascribed by his comrades to have been a morbid feeling that he had made a mistake in enlisting in the United States army, and had thereby become dissatisfied with his surroundings. He enlisted at Milwaukee, at the same time that Edward J. Drexel, the nephew of the Philadelphia banker, enlisted, but he chose the infantry, whereas Drexel joined the cavalry. Mulrooney was also known to have been an intimate friend of young Drexel before they enlisted, and the name which Mulrooney took upon enlisting is known to have been incorrect, as he soon got tired of being called Mulrooney, and asked his comrades to call him "Mull." His real name is believed to be _anna, and his father is said to be a large dry goods merchant of Chicago. The act of suicide on the part of the deceased must have been a very deliberate one, as he unbuttoned his coat and vest and while feeling for his heart with the forefinger of his left hand, he placed the revolver close to his breast with the right hand and fired, the ball passing through his heart and shattering the forefinger, and he fell to the ground, in which position he was found by Assistant Librarian Craig. Craig immediately secured the assistance of Sergeants Needham and Roberts and they together carried the body to the post hospital where it was found that death must have been instantaneous. [Feb. 2 1890, "THE QUINCY DAILY HERALD"(Quincy, IL) - DL- Sub by FoFG]


Entered his eternal rest Wednesday, May 24, 1978
Jennings Bryan Ogle, age 61, of 2246 Atwood Terrace, Wednesday, May 24, 1978. Survived by wife Marjorie Marie (Warren) Ogle, daughter Hilda Rose Neff, Augusta, Georgia; brother, Warren Ogle, Williamsport, O.; 3 grandchildren also survive.]
Member of West First Church of Christ Scientist, Boston, Mass., Second Church of Christ Scientist, Columbus. Friends may call Fri. 7-9 p.m. WEIR- AREND FUNERAL HOME, 4221 N. High ST, where service will be held Saturday 10 a.m. Interment Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, O. 25-26 ["The Columbus Dispatch - Submitted by Eric Schwier]

On the 8th Clark Ours was killed in trying to escape from the Ohio penitentiary at Columbus. He slipped from the roof and fell four stories. [The Worthington Advance (Worthington, MN), December 13, 1888, page 2, tr by RL]


Platt, Mrs. Martha A., Columbus O., Sept. 10, ae. __ She was a dec ided Christian - meek, unobtrusive, yet earnest and self-denying. She ever evinced her hope in the humble endeavor, by the careful culture of her heart, to be more Christ-like. Solicitous for the welfare of Zion, she did what she could; and cheerfully suffered what was appointed to her in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ. [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.]


James D. Renollet, of Blacklick, age 69, July 8, 982. honorary life member of American Society for Metals, Metal Treating Institute, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, Amateur Trapshooting Assn., Okoboji Indians Trapshooting Assn., Columbus Associan for the performing Arts, Columbus Museum of Fine Arts. President of Franklin Steeltreating Co., President of Grand Ridge Corp., Chairman of the Board of Franklin Brazing and Metal Treating Co. Survived by wife, Donna Belle (Simmons), daughter and son-in-law J. Rochelle and Edward Berry, Blacklick, grandchildren, Christopher Clark, Thornville, Catherine Clark, Newark, Stanford Clark, Gahanna; mother and father-in-law, Ralph and Gay Simmons, Gahanna, sisters, Vera Green, Indianapolis, Ind., Freda Gallowat, Columbus, June Walker, Largo, Fla., many other relatives and friends. Family requests no flowers. Friends who wish may contribute to the Central Ohio Heart Chapter. memorial service July 16, 3 pm at Stoneybrook Methodist Church, Gahanna. ["Columbus Dispatc h" - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

Columbus -- Using a rope made from a bed sheet, Mrs. Jessie Grace Rogers, 43, of Barnesville, committed suicide early Monday at the state hospital, by hanging herself. Her body was found hanging to the bars of the window in her room by an attendant. Mrs. Rogers was admitted to the hospital last July, from Belmont county. The body will probably be sent to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Roby, Barnesville for burial. [Lima News, Jan 5, 1940 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Columbus, Ohio, June 147- J. Romick, at Hillard, near Columbus, was found dead in his room last night. He was a reputed minister of the M.E. church, and it is a great shock to the community. He leaves a wife and six children. No cause known for the suicide. ["The Bismarck Tribune", June 15, 1883, transcribed by Linda Dietz]

Lima -- EVELYN BECKETT ROOSENBERG, 90, died at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 17, 1996, at her residence. She was born Jan. 16 1906, in Jackson to George and Sadie (Hughes) Turner. She married Harry Beckett, who died in 1950. She later married John Roosenberg, who survives. Mrs. Roosenberg was a retired payroll secretary from the Columbus Dispatch, where she worked for 17 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church . Survivors also include two sons, Harold (Juanita) Beckett of Lima and Harry (Dorotha) Beckett Jr. of Lancaster, Calif., and a stepson, Paul (Ruth) Roosenberg of Cridersville; seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Carl "Tim' Beckett: a brother, Ralph Turner; and a sister, Viola Kelly. Private services will be held at the convience of the family. The Rev. Kenneth Fey will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery , Columbus . There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Homes. ["Lima News", Nov 18, 1996]

Sager, Mrs. Robert - The body has been removed from Davis-Miller and Son funeral home to Gahanna. Services will be there at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Glen Hall in Charge. Burial will be in Jefferson cemetery, Gahanna. [Lima News, Mar 2, 1950]


Distressing Accident
Columbus, Sept. 13 - On Wednesday the 5th inst., a few miles from this place, Mr. Leonard Saul, and his two sons unfortunately lost their lives, by descending into a well filled with damp, or carbonic acid gas. The well had been commenced sometime before, and at the time this melancholy accident happened was about 30 feet deep. They had not yet come to water. A son-in-law of Mr. Saul's was let down into the well in the afternoon, but had not reached the bottom before he desired to be drawn up again, exclaiming that he could not stand it to stay down in the well. One of Mr. Saul's sons then descended who fell lifeless at the bottom. Another of his sons followed to see what had happened to his brother, who quickly shared the same fate. Mr. Saul then prepared to descend; anxious to learn what had befell his sons, and was in vain cautioned as to the result of such rashness by his son-in-law. He had been let down but a few feet before he fell out of the bucket to the bottom of the well - joining in death his unfortunate sons. The bodies were drawn out and some means used to resuscitate them, but in vain. So strongly was this well charged with the deleterious gas, that a light let down only a few feet was instantly extinguished. Mr. Saul was a respectable citizen of about 50 years of age. His sons were just entering the prime of life. A little prudence on their part might have saved the lives of these unfortunate men. A well charged with damp can be told by its extinguishing a candle let down in it; and the deleterious gas may be destroyed by burning straw in the well; or some other combustible. - State Journal. [Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), September 26 1827 - NP - Sub by FoFG]


Pansy Mae Secrest, 70, of Simmons Road, Frankfort, died of 6:00 AM Sunday, May 20, 1990, at her residence. She was born April 9, 1920 in Urbana, Ohio Elmer and Rosa Statin Evans. On May 10, 1938, she married Earl Secrest, who died July 19, 1965. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Maxine) Newman, Mrs. Mac (Janet) Lambert, Mrs. Bo of (Doris) Phillips, Columbus and Mrs. Juanita Dexter, Logan, Ohio. She was predeceased by one daughter, Hazel Estep; two brothers, Ralph and Carl Evans; and one sister, Helen Patrick. Mrs. Secrest was a retired nursing assistant for the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Chillicothe. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Fisher–Anderson- Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort, with Rev.Elza Goodman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call 5 to 9 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. ["Chillicothe Gazette" . May 21, 1990. Submitted by Carla Mascara]

Columbus - Phillip Shelvin, 73, retired newspaperman, died here Monday. Shevlin was well-known to the older generation of newspapermen in many large cities thruout the country. During the "90's" he was telegraph editor of the Cincinnati Post. In later years his work consisted of contributions to weekly publications. [Lima News, Jan 13, 1920 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]


Columbus - Less than two hours after he had been granted a pardon by Governor Davis, Ray Shipper, a Champaign-co prisoner, died today at the Ohio penitentiary from tuberculosis. The pardon was issued at the urgent request of prison authorities who saw Shipper was sinking rapidly. [Lima News, Apr 5, 1922 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Columbus - Thomas Y. Tierman died Monday and John Thompson, William Rains and William Fairchild, all of Columbus, are badly bruised at City hospital, Lancaster, as a result of their automobile crashing into a Scioto Valley Traction car, near Lancaster, Sunday evening. The four men were returning from the Sunday outing of the Columbus Club, near Lancaster. ["Lima News", May 26, 1919 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Columbus, Apr 11 -Mrs. Helen Thomas, 41, wife of H. C. Thomas, secretary of the Columbus Baseball Club, died of pneumonia yesterday. [Plain Dealer, Apr 12, 1918 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Mr. Thomas Thompson died at his home in Wilcox, Nodaway county, Mo., at the age of 79 years 10 months and 21 days. He was born in Franklin county, Ohio, May 19, 1809. He moved with his father to Jackson County, Indiana at the age of 10(?) He still remained with his father helping on his farm until 1832, when he engaged in the Black Hawk war. He remained in it one year and 26 days, at the close of the war, he returned home in 1833 and was married the same year to Miss Elizabeth Carr, and to them were born two sons and one daughter. The two sons are still living. He remained on a farm of his own until the death of his wife, Elizabeth. He remained single two years, and was united in marriage oct. 7, 1845 to Miss Mary E. Findley of Jackson county, Indiana, and to them were born ten children, three sons and seven daughters, of which eight are still living. He moved from Indiana to Iowa in 1851 in Monroe County, where they stayed during the winter season and moved in the spring to Adams county, Iowa and bought land lying near the East Nodaway river, which was the best land sale made in the county. He was one of the first settlers of Indiana and also of Iowa. He staid on his farm one year, and he became so crippled up with rheumatism that he rented his place, moving to Hawleyville, Page county, where he engaged in hauling goods from St. Joseph, Mo. to the above named place where he remained but a short time, returning to his farm, but was still employed in hauling goods and also overseeing the farm, where he staid 7 years, returning to Hawleyville for three years and moved from hence to Montgomery county where he purchased a farm and staid three years, selling this farm and moving to Adams county where he lived about 16 years until the past few years where he spent his last days, which were spent in a great amount of suffering. Rheumatism was the dread disease from which he has suffered more or less since the Black hawk war. Seven of his children and his wife were present with him in the last moments of his suffering, although for the last two days and nights, he was unconscious. He passed away as if in a sweet sleep. He was a firm believer in Christ since the year of 1860 when he was united to the Cumberland Presbyterian church by Rev. W.C. Means, pastor of the Mt. Zion congregation. [transcribed by K. T. from materials provided by Pat Lawrence]

Prominent Clergyman Dead.
Columbus, O., Dec. 30. - Rev. E. G. Tressel, one of the best known Lutheran clergymen in Ohio and pastor of grace church, Columbus, died early Thursday at Grant hospital from paralysis. He was stricken Wednesday night and never recovered consciousness. He leaves a large family and was 68 years old. [Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN), January 4, 1905, p. 2]

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. [August 20 1925; Submitted by: Teresa Haines Rigny]

DIED. At Harrisburg, on the 2d inst., Lulu, daughter of C. D. and Malinda Warner, aged 1 year, 3 months and 6 days.
"Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, September 14, 1876 - Sub. By Kathy McDaniel]

Columbus, O., March 12 - The oldest Civil War veteran in Columbus, Frederick Newton Wilcox, 100 yrs, 3 mos., 14 da, died at his home here last night. He was born Nov. 27, 1830 in Ashley Falls, Mass., the son of Giles Wilcox. He was an engineer on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad running between Bellaire, O., and Wheeling, W. Va., when the Civil war began. [The Lima News, Mar 12, 1931]

On the 29th ult., Mrs. Wyncoop, wife of Strickland Wyncoop, of Franklin County, Ohio, was burnt so severely by her clothes taking fire, as to cause her death in a few hours. [Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Penn.)  February 22, 1831]



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