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Phillip Allen
Funeral services for the late Phillip Allen will be held from the residence of his brother Baldwin Allen, Saturday afternoon at one o'clock. Burial in Cherry Grove cemetery, Xenia.
[Morning Republican, May 10, 1919]

Cordielia Anderson
Mrs. Cordielia Anderson was born in the State of Maine July 14th 1807, her maiden name being Cordielia Furgerson. She was married to Robert Anderson in 1828, and came to Xenia about 62 years ago, has resided here ever since excepting a short time in the West, departed this life March 19th, 1890 aged 82 years 8 months and 5 days. Her husband preceeded her to the other world 17 years ago.
There were nine children, two of whom are living, one son at home and one in the far West. She is the last of a family of eight children.
Mrs. Anderson has been a member of M. E. church for several years. The funeral will be conducted by her pastor, Rev. Dr. Martay assisted by Rev. J. O. Ely, from her late residence on Orange street Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, Friday, March 21, 1890]

Leroy Boagus
Xenia- Leroy Boagus, of this city, a young colored soldier at Camp Sherman, died of pneumonia at the base hospital, at 11:45 Tuesday afternoon, according to a telegram received by Chief of Police Canaday. The soldier's family in this city was notified by Chief Canaday.
The body is being held at Camp Sherman awaiting word from the family as to what disposition to make of it.
[Evening Gazette, Mar. 19, 1918]

Isaac Blocher
Killed by a Fall Springfield Ohio Nov 17.
afatality, is reported from Greene county, Isaac Blocher, a well known bridge builder, whose home is at Bowersville that county, made a misstep while throwing, hay front a loft and fell to the floor below. .He was so badly hurt that he died within two hours. He leaves a family among whom is a son, who is employed, in this city. His death has created a sensation in the neighborhood.
[18 Nov 1886; Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Hannah Hook Brooks
WOMAN DIES WHILE VISITING DAUGHTER
Mrs. Hannah Brooks, 71, of The Plains, Athens County died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Mary Gooding, who resides on the Harry Ater farm, on the Dayton pike, Sunday morning at two o'clock, from paralysis with which she was stricken during a visit to the home of her daughter. The body was taken Monday morning at 10:45 o'clock to Mrs. Brook's former home at The Plains for burial. Two daughters, Mrs. Gooding and another married daughter, who resides at Athens Ohio, and three sons William Brooks of Indiana, Thomas Brooks of Athens, and Harrison Brooks of The Plains, survive.
[Xenia Gazette August 6, 1923 - Sub. by Darlenea Tucker-Hildreth] Note: The other married daughter was Goldie Crippen

Jacob Davis
Jacob David died at his home near Clio on March 13, 1890 of consumption. He was born May 19, 1841 and at the time of his death he was 48 years and 10 months old. He had been sick for the past ten years, and has been a consistant christian for 31 years, belong to Christ's church at Waynesville. For the past ten years he was an Elder in the church. He was a brother of Rolla Davis of this place. Funeral services took place in the M. E. church here on last Saturday. Rev. Willet, paster of the brown Street church, Dayton, delivered a most excellent sermon. He was assisted by Rev. Lewis. He leaves a wife, one sister and five brothers to mourn. --- Bellbrook Moon.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, Friday, March 21, 1890]

Jane M. Dunlap
Dunlap - at Cedarville, Greene county, Ohio, Jane M., wife of James Dunlap, in her 53rd year. Funeral service will take place at the family residence at Cedarville, at 9 o'clock a.m., Jan. 24th. Carriages will leave J. F. Wiltsee's, 293 West Sixth street, C8incinnati, at 1 o'clock p.m., on the 24th inst., to meet the remains at Little Miami Depot, proceeding thence to Spring Grove cemetery.
[Cincinnati Daily Gazette, Jan. 24, 1871 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Mary C. Brooks French Gooding
Mrs. Orley Gooding
Mrs. Mary C. Gooding, 48, wife of Orley Gooding, died at her home, 54 Shelton Road, Tuesday morning at 7:30 o'clock after an extended illness. She had been in failing health for eight years, her condition becoming serious five weeks ago. Mrs. Gooding was born in Athens County but had resided in Xenia a number of years. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Beside her husband she leaves two children by a former marriage: Mrs. Sylvia Haley, of Xenia, and James Thornton, of Detroit, Mich.; two grandchildren; a sister , Mrs. Goldie Crippen, of near Athens, O., and two brothers, Thomas Brooks, of Plains, O., and William Brooks , of Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted at the Church of the Nazarene, Orange St. and Bellbrook Ave., Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call at the home Wednesday afternoon or evening.
[Xenia Gazette 6 Jul 1937, Sub. by Darlenea Tucker-Hildreth]
Mrs. Orley Gooding: Funeral services for Mrs. Orley Gooding, 48, who died at her home, 54 Shelton Road, Tuesday, will be conducted at the Church of the Nazarene with burial in Woodland Cemetery. Mrs. Gooding is survived by a son, Lawrence Edward Gooding, at home, whose name was omitted from the death notice published Tuesday.[Xenia Gazette 7-7-1937] Note: Listed as Lawrence Gooding should be Lewis Gooding.

Smith Gordon
Smith Gordon, 92, died at the home of his son, Paul E., Xenia St., Jamestown, Thursday morning at 8:40 o'clock. He had been gradually failing since suffering a paralytic stroke three weeks ago. Born near Donnellsville, O., he had spent the greater part of his life in or near Jamestown and formerly was engaged in farming. Besides his son he leaves eight grandchildren. His wife and a son, Oscar, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be conducted at the Stewart, Burr and Powers Funeral Home, Jamestown, Saturday at 2 p.m., with burial in Jamestown Cemetery
[Unknown newspaper; 29 Feb1940 -- Sub. by David G. Miller]

Xarissa (Riss) Gordon
Mrs. Xarrissa Miller, 89, widow of William Miller, now that the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Engle, near Cedarville, Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. She had been ill four months.
Born at Grape Grove, August 6, 1852, she was the daughter George and Louisa Gordon. She had always lived in the Jamestown community and was a member of the Jamestown Baptist Church. She was married March 4, 1875 to Mr. Miller.
Besides Ms. Engle, she leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Bertha Pence, Springfield, and Mrs. Maude Doster, Jamestown, and a son Harry, Jamestown. Funeral services will be conducted at the Stewart, Burr and Powers funeral home, Jamestown, Friday at 2 p.m., in charge of Rev. Mr. Bowen, of Good Hope. Burial will be at Jamestown. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday
. [Unknown newspaper, Dated 2 Apr 1942; Sub. by David G. Miller]

Cyrus Hite
Cyrus Hite 82, former resident of the Jamestown and Bowersville vicinity, died in a hospital and Bellefontaine, Ohio, Monday morning as the result of a serious operation performed several days ago. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hite, and had spent almost all of his life near Jamestown. Mr. Hite had never married* , but leaves two brothers: John and Albert Hite, near Jamestown. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. At the M. E. Church, Jamestown, with burial in the Jamestown Cemetery.  
[Unknown newspaper/date-- Sub. by David G. Miller who adds: *This is in error. He married Miranda Caroline Miller, of Greene Co., OH, on 15 Sept 1873, Greene Co., OH]

Ella Humphrey
Mrs. Ella Humphrey, of 212 Elm St., Yellow Springs, who celebrated her 100th birthday last March 6, died Friday at 10:50 p.m. at Hospitality Home, Xenia, where she had resided for the past 15 months.
Born in Yellow Springs, the daughter of Jeremiah and Mary (Baker) Little, she had spent all her life in the community and was the widow of Dr. William Humphrey, Yellow Springs physician, who died in 1918.
An active member of the Shakespeare Club in Yellow Springs, Mrs. Humphrey was preceded in death by two sisters and is survived only by cousins, including Mrs. R. W. MacGregor of Cedarville, Mrs. J. Wolford and Jack Birch of Yellow Springs. Services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the McColaugh Funeral Home, in charge of Dr. Zion Robbins of Cedarville U P Church. Burial will be in Glenn Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs. There will be no calling hours.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, Jan. 2, 1965]

Henry Windburn Johnson
Henry W. Johnson, 52, died at his home on Maple St., in Bellbrook, Saturday (14 March 1950) at 11:45 a.m. after having been in failing health several years and in serious condition six months.
A stock dealer, Mr. Johnson had lived in the Bellbrook area most of his life. He was born June 4, 1897, in Irwin, Ky., the son of James A. and Eadie Tuttle Johnson. He ws a member of the Ferry Church of Christ, near Bellbrook.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ethel Whitacre Johnson, whom he married June 15, 1922; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Gerlach, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; two brothers, John and Alfred Johnson, both of Bellbrook, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Fisher, Dayton, and Mrs. Lillian Saylor, near Bellbrook, and three grandchildren, Kenneth and Linda Johnson, near Dayton, and Chyrl Gerlach, Oak Ridge. A son, Kenneth Johnson, was killed six weeks ago Saurday in an automobile accident on the Lower Bellbrook Pk. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Neeld Funeral Home.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, Sub. by Terrie Johnson Lambert]

James Andrew Johnson
James Andrew Johnson, 79, retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lillian Saylor, four and one-half miles south of Bellbrook on the Dayton-Wilmington Rd., Sunday at 1:50 p.m. In failing health six months, he had been seriously ill of heart disease and pneumonia two weeks.
Born in Kentucky January 7, 1863, he had resided in the Bellbrook community since 1912. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
He leaves another daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Fisher, Dayton; three sons, Alfred, near Bellbrook; Henry, Bellbrook, and John, near Xenia; nineteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Aaron, Kentucky; Milton, Nebraska, and Joseph, Indiana, and a sister, Ann. A son, William, was killed in the World War, and two daughters, Mrs. Mae Hunt and Mrs. Molly Hunt are dead.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Saylor home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial at Bellbrook. Friends may call at the Saylor home Tuesday afternoon or evening.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, Sub. by Terrie Johnson Lambert]

John Dudley Johnson
John D. Johnson, 64, of Van Eaton Rd., Xenia Route 6, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday (31 Oct) at Greene Memorial Hospital.
A farmer, Mr. Johnson had resided in Greene County since 1911. He was born Feb. 5, 1899 in Estel County, Ky., the son of James A. and Eadie Tuttle Johnson.
He belonged to Bellbrook Methodist Church, Bellbrook Grange and was a member of Farm Bureau Council No. 20.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ennettie Saylor Johnson, whom he married Nov. 4, 1922; two sons, John J. Johnson of Spring Valley and Marvin E. Johnson who is stationed with the U.S. Army at Ft. Hood, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Fisher of Dayton and Mrs. Argus Saylor, of near Bellbrook; and three grandchildren, Pamela, John R. and Patsy Johnson of Spring Valley. One daughter, Phyllis, preceded him in death in 1947.
Services will be conducted Monday at 3 p.m. at the Bellbrook Methodist Church, with Rev. Richard Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Bellbrook Cemetery. Friends may call at the Neeld Funeral Home, 106 W. Market St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and at the church from 12 noon Monday until time of services.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, 1 Nov 1963 - Sub. by Terrie Johnson Lambert]

John Johnson Jr.
John Johnson, 79, of Spring Valley, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at his residence. John was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Centerville, Ohio, to the late Ennettie Catherine Saylor an the late John Dudley Johnson. He retired from Matlack Trucking Inc. in Cincinnati, were he worked as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his daughter Patsy on May 23, 2002. John is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Ruby Fay; daughter Pam Johnson of Spring Valley; son Dick Johnson of Paintersville; two grandchildren, Isaac and John Dillon; five great-grandchildren and brother, Marvin Johnson of Xenia. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, May 28, at Conner & Koch Funeral Home, 92 W. Franklin St. (S.R. 725), Bellbrook. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bellbrook Cemetery.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, 27 May 2004 - Sub. by Terrie Johnson Lambert]

Kenneth Windburn Johnson
County Traffic Toll 12 With Death of Autoist
A 26-year-old man became Greene County's twelfth traffic fatality of 1949 Saturday afternoon when he lost control of his automobile on the Lower Bellbrook Pk. about 3:15 p.m. and was thrown from the car as it hurtled into a ditch, back across the road into another ditch and finally righted itself on the highway again.
The victim was Kenneth Windburn Johnson, Dayton, R.R. 8, (Kemp Rd.), a job-setter at the Natiional Cash Register Co., Dayton. He suffered a skull fracture, crushed chest and dislocation of the right hip. His head was crushed. Coroner H. C. Schick ruled death was accidental.
Sheriff's deputies said Mr. Johnson was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed about five miles west of Xenia and lost control of the car on a curve. The body was found thirty feet the auto.
Born at Bellbrook July 30, 1923, he was born the son of Henry and Ethel Whitacre Johnson. He married Mary Gerspacher, May 14, 1943. He was a member of the Ferry Church of Christ.
He is survived by his widow, his parents, a son, Kenneth Richard; a daughter Linda Darlene, and a sister, Mrs.Frances Gerlach, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II.
Funeral services will be held at......(rest of obituary missing) Note: Burial was at Bellbrook Cemetery in Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, 5 Dec 1949 - Sub. by Terrie Johnson Lambert]

Lillian Belle Johnson
Services for Lillian B. Saylor, 76, of Bellbrook, who died Friday (2 Dec.) at Kettering Medical Center, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sugarcreek United Church of Christ with Rev. Ron Ekberg officiating. Burial will be in Bellbrook Cemetery.
Visitation will be held today, 6 to 8 p.m. at Tobias Memorial Home, 92 W. Franklin St., Bellbrook.
Surviving are her husband, Argus; a son and daughter-in-law, Leroy (Bud) and Bonnie Saylor of Bellbrook; four daughters, Mrs. Norna Jean Greer of Kettering, Mrs. Shirley Kingery of Washington C.H., Mrs. Donna Fairchild of Lebanon and Mrs. Judy Nelson of Williamson, W. Va.; a sister Mrs. Myrtle Fisher of Dayton; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was born in Irvine, Ky., Jan. 21, 1907, the daughter of James and Eadie Johnson and was a member of the Sugarcreek United Church of Christ and its Christian Circle.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, 2/7/1983 - Sub. by Terrie Johnson Lambert]

Patsy Fay Johnson
Patsy F. Johnson, 45, of Spring Valley, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2002 at Greene Memorial Hospital. She was a 1974 graduate of Xenia High School. She enjoyed making ceramic dolls, when she was able, and camping.
She is survived by her parents, John and Ruby Johnson of Spring Valley; son, John Isaac Johnson of Spring Valley; granddaughter, Katelynn; brother, John and his wife Sherrie of Xenia; sister, Pamela Johnson of Spring Valley. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Tobias-Conner and Koch funeral Home, 92 W. Franklin St., Bellbrook. Graveside services wil be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bellbrook Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family . Patsy will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, 27 May 2002 - Sub. by Terrie Johnson Lambert]

Phyllis Ilene Johnson
Miss Phyllis Ilene Johnson, 20, of the Van Eaton Rd., fours miles west of Xenia, died in Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Monday (26 May) at 4:20 a.m. She had been ill four weeks and submitted to an operation a week ago.
Miss Johnson, employed as book-keeper at the Alpha Seed and Grain Co., was born in Centerville May 6, 1927 but had resided in Greene County eleven years. She was the daughter of John and Ennettie Saylor Johnson. She formerly was employed in the office of the Xenia Farmers' Exchange Co. She was graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1945 and was a member of the Centerville Baptist Church but attended the Bellbrook Methodist Church.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, John J., and Marvin Earl, near Xenia, and a number of uncles and aunts.
Brief services will be at the home Thursday at 2 p.m. followed by services at the Bellbrook Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m., in charge of Rev. T. A. Funnells. Burial will be in Bellbrook Cemetery. Friends may call at the home Tuesday evening or Wednesday.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, 26 May 1947 - Sub by Terrie Johnson Lambert]

Ruby Fay Johnson
Ruby Johnson, age 81, of Spring Valley, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 210 Race St.
Ruby was born June 21, 1927 in Dayton to the late Bessie (Chasteen) and the late Andrew Sargent. When Ruby was younger, she enjoyed painting, cooking, crocheting and shopping at flea markets.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John J. Johnson and daughter Patsy Johnson. Ruby is survived by her daughter Pam Johnson, son John R. Johnson, nephew John I. Johnson and his wife Laura and their daughter Savanna; 2 sisters, Joyce Pickering and Bonnie Saylor. Graveside service 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 20 at Bellbrook Cemetery.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, 19 Jan 2009 - Sub. by Terrie Johnson Lambert]

William C. Johnston
On the 4th day of March, 1873, in Greene County, Ohio, Mr. Wm. C. JOhnston, aged 73 years, formerly of this county and brother of Mr. David Johnston. [Spirit of Jefferson. Charles Town, Va. [W. Va.]), March 18, 1873]


Emma A. Martin
Emma A. Martin, 70, of 36 Rowland Drive, died Friday, Nov. 11, 1983, in Greene Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, Wright Aerie 2641.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Everett R. and Stephanie Martin of Southgate, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Sprinkles of Huber Heights; three sisters, Gertrude Ennis of Huber Heights, Lilly Sims of Fairborn and Ruth Baltzer of Alabama; three brothers, Raymond Wilson of Dayton, Leonard Wilson of Colorado and Joe Wilson of Arizona, and four grandchildren, Rochelle Martin, Raymond Martin, Roger Martin and Ruth Martin.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Morris Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Roger Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Medway Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 tonight in the funeral home.
 [Fairborn Daily Herald, 14 Nov 1983 - Sub. by FoFG]

Ira Roger (Dutch) Martin
b. Jun. 14, 1938, Murray City, OH; d. Apr. 30, 1978, Fairborn, OH
MARTIN, Ira Roger (Dutch), age 39, of 338 Florence Ave., Fairborn, passed away Sunday. He was employed by the Dayton School Board. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, member of the Dignarn-Whitmore Post No. 526, American Legion and FOE Wright Aerie No. 2641, both of Fairborn. He Is survived by his wife, Sharon: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest (Emma) Martin of Fairborn; 1 daughter, Ruth Ann and 1 son, Roger Raymond, both at home; 1 brother, Everett of Los Angeles. CA; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Morris Sons Funeral Home, Fairborn, Rev. John Moore officiating. Burial in Medway Cemetery. Family will receive friends 3-5 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Eagles Memorial Services 7 p.m., American Legion Memorial Services 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Leola Grace ROBERDS McFarland
LEOLA GRACE MCFARLAND, 87, a Colorado Springs homemaker, died Oct. 28, 1994, in Colorado Springs. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave., with the Rev. Harold Shoemaker officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. McFarland was born May 6, 1907, in Yellow Springs, Ohio, to John and Mae (Mathews) Roberds. She was married Jan. 28, 1928, in Springfield, Ohio, to Glenden E. McFarland, who is deceased. Mrs. McFarland is survived by a daughter, Irene Vogt of Colorado Springs; a sister, Esther Bustle of Enon, Ohio; three brothers, Howard Roberds of Enon, Clarence Roberds of Florida and Raymond Roberds of Springfield; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. McFarland had lived in Colorado Springs since 1978.
[The Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO) October 30, 1994, Page: 12 - Sub by FoFG]

Laura M. J. Miller
Mrs. Albert Miller, closed her eyes in the last long sleep.
Mrs. Albert Miller died at her home in Jamestown last night about 7:30 o'clock. She had for a long time been a sufferer from long trouble. And while it was known to her friends that she could not recover, the news of her death caused sorrow among a wide circle of friends.
Mrs. Miller was aged about 50 years , and spent her entire life in Jamestown. Before marriage, she was Miss Laura Shrack, and besides her husband, she is survived by three children: A. M. Miller, resides at Jamestown, James is at home and Mrs. Jessie Albert, wife of Rev. Lynn Albert, pastor of the Baptist Church, of Jamestown, is a daughter. Mrs. Miller was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Sallie Shrack, and makes her home in the city with her brother, Mr. J. E. Jones. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church and was held in high esteem by large number of friends. The funeral services will be held in Jamestown tomorrow afternoon at one o'clock.
[Unknown newspaper/date -- Sub. by David G. Miller]

Xarissa (Riss) Miller
Mrs. Xarrissa Miller, 89, widow of William Miller, now that the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Engle, near Cedarville, Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. She had been ill four months.
Born at Grape Grove, August 6, 1852, she was the daughter George and Louisa Gordon. She had always lived in the Jamestown community and was a member of the Jamestown Baptist Church. She was married March 4, 1875 to Mr. Miller. Besides Ms. Engle, she leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Bertha Pence, Springfield, and Mrs. Maude Doster, Jamestown, and a son Harry, Jamestown.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Stewart, Burr and Powers funeral home, Jamestown, Friday at 2 p.m., in charge of Rev. Mr. Bowen, of Good Hope. Burial will be at Jamestown. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.
[Unknown newspaper; 2 Apr 1942 -- Sub. by David G. Miller]

R. Montgomery, M. D.
Xenia, O., Aug. 15, ae. 60. He was a man of fine literary attainments, and was at one time a regular contributor to Blackwood and other magazines.
[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.]

Whitelaw Reid
Class of 1873 - WHITELAW REID. A.M.; A.B. Miami, 1856; also A.M., 1859; also Univ. N.Y., 1872; LL.D. Miami, 1890; also Princeton, 1899; also Yale, 1901; also (Cantab.), 1902; also St. Andrews, 1905; also Manchester, 1909; D.C.L. (Oxon.), 1907. B. Oct. 27, 1837, Cedarville, Ohio. U.S. Minister to France, 1889-92; U.S. Ambassador to England, 1905-1912. D. Dec. 15, 1912, London, England.
[Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1912-1913, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

Laura M. J. Shrack
Mrs. Albert Miller , closed her eyes in the last long sleep.
Mrs. Albert Miller died at her home in Jamestown last night about 7:30 o'clock. She had for a long time been a sufferer from long trouble. And while it was known to her friends that she could not recover, the news of her death caused sorrow among a wide circle of friends.
Mrs. Miller was aged about 50 years , and spent her entire life in Jamestown. Before marriage, she was Miss Laura Shrack, and besides her husband, she is survived by three children: A. M. Miller, resides at Jamestown, James is at home and Mrs. Jessie Albert, wife of Rev. Lynn Albert, pastor of the Baptist Church, of Jamestown, is a daughter. Mrs. Miller was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Sallie Shrack, and makes her home in the city with her brother, Mr. J. E. Jones.
The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church and was held in high esteem by large number of friends.
The funeral services will be held in Jamestown tomorrow afternoon at one o'clock.
[unknown newspaper/date - Sub. by David G. Miller]

Ennettie Catherine Soward
Ennettie Johnson Soward, 74, of Walnut St., Spring Valley, died at Hospitality Home East, Xenia, at 4:40 p.m. Sunday (13 Apr). A native of Sugarcreek Twp., she was born Sept. 21, 1905, the daughter of John and Nettie LeKansas Kemp Saylor. She was a former resident of Spring Valley and a member of the Sugarcreek United Church of Christ and the Bellbrook Grange.
She was a resident of Hospitality Home East since 1975. She had been employed at Rink's in Xenia and Luttrell's Super Valu in Bellbrook.
A daughter, Phyllis, preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, John J. Johnson of Spring Valley and Marvin E. Johnson of Xenia; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Gunder of near Piqua; a brother, Argus Saylor of Bellbrook; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wedesday at the Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., with the Rev. Ray Sturch officiating. Burial will be in Bellbrook Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
[Xenia Daily Gazette, 14 Apr 1980 - Sub. by Terrie Johnson Lambert]

Rita Thomas

Rita (Euretta) M. Thomas, born Oct. 10, 1907 in Georgia, passed away at Heartland of Beavercreek in Greene County, Ohio on July 26, 2006.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Charlene Royers (Emil), granddaughter, Sandra Royers-Scheve, grand sons Robert of Fl. and Richard Royers (Sharon) of Ne, great grandchildren Robin and Todd (Jennifer) Scheve and great granddaughter Nanette Scheve-Hall(Alton). Great-great grandchildren Chelsea, Jacob, Aaron, Skai, Marcus, Tim, Mary, Joe, and Alex.
[Dayton Daily News, unknown date - Sub by Sandra Royers-Scheve]

Bessie Weaver
Xenia - Because of the unfaithfulness of her lover, Miss Bessie Weaver committed suicide by cutting a hole in the ice and crawling under it.
[Mansfield News, Mansfield, Oh, Jan 2, 1900 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Lola E. Wilson
Mrs. Lola E. Wilson of 853 South Maple Ave., Fairborn, Ohio was born June 9, 1877, into this world to Aaron Watson and Elizabeth (Anderson) Watson, in Coalton, Ohio near Wellston. She spent her early life in the area of Southeastern Ohio. Later to be joined in marriage to John A. Wilson on May 3, 1896, and the following years brought them to live in Murray City, where unto them God Blessed Their Home with 13 children, one of which has preceded them to the grave. Her husband, John, departed this life 10 years ago this past January.
Early in their married life they turned their lives to Christ and the Church. Her husband became a minister with the Pilgrim Holiness Church and continued with that ministry throughout his life. As years went on they left the Coal Mining Area of Murray City and moved to Dayton, in 1923 with 10 children still at home. John became a carpenter and she and her husband made their home in Dayton, Ohio until the early 30's when they took up farming in this area until 1942. When the children had married and left them they built a home in Fairborn to settle in a semi-retired life on South Maple Ave. Lola was a faithful mother never concerned with too much else than making a good home for everyone concerned. She was patient, kind and considerate of others all her life ever ready to give to or share with as the need required.
She spent the last 29 months of her life in Vandalia Nursing Home where she claimed she had excellent care and the home says she was a good patient and she was loved by all of them.
During her life she and her husband were members of various churches the most recent being the Pleasant Valley Wesleyan where she was a member the past 25 years.
She, Lola Wilson will be sadly missed by her only surviving brother, Charles Watson of Dayton, Ohio and the 12 children, seven daughters, Gertrude Ennis, Lilly Simms, Addie Wright, Esther Dickey and Emma Martin of Fairborn, Ohio, Thelma Heddinger and Ruth Baltzer of Missouri, and five sons, Raymond, of Dayton, Ohio, Roy of Holiday, Floriday, Joseph of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Thomas and Leonard of Fairborn, Ohio. Other descendents, 32 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends innumerable whom she had gathered in her 97 plus years she spent with us. As we mentioned, she spent her life for others, her family and helping her husband with his ministry and enjoying life at its fullness.
[Unknown newspaper/date]

 



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