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Obituaries and Death Notices

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O. E. Hamilton
LOCKLAND, O. - E. Hamilton died recently. He was buried in Cumminsville cemetery. [Cleveland Gazette (8 Oct. 1887) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

S. R. Hamilton

Mr. S. R. Hamilton, some years ago a well known blacksmith's bellows manufacturer of Cincinnati, died suddenly at his residence in the southern part of Lockland Wednesday night. [Cincinnati Daily Enquirer (21 Apr. 1876) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Murat Halstead
Notable deaths July 1908: Murat Halstead, veteran newspaper editor and magazine writer, in Cincinnati; aged 70. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN), December 30, 1908, page 2]

Dora Wurmaer Hanly
Mrs. Dora Wurmaer Hanly died at the residence of her brother-in-law, A. W. Schenck, near Hamilton, yesterday, and will be buried from Christ Episcopal Church, in this place, this afternoon. Mrs. Hanly had only been married a few weeks, and her death has cast a gloom over the whole community. [Cincinnati Times-Star, September 2, 1871 - DW - Sub by FoFG]

Anthony Harkness

Harkness, Anthony, Cincinnati, O., May 17, ae. 65. He was a native of Rhode Island, and the pioneer manufacturer of locomotives in Cincinnati. He commenced business with a very slender capital, and has left a large estate, valued at over half a million of dollars. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United St ates for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]

C. Harris

LOCKLAND, O. - C. Harris has died. He was a prominent member of the G.U.O. of O.F. Residence, Springdale. [Cleveland Gazette (10 Sept. 1887) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Benjamin Harrison
Death of Dr. Harrison
The son of Gen. Harrison, named Benjamin Harrison, died suddenly at his father’s residence, on the 9th ultimo.  [The Illinois Free Trader, Ottawa, Ill, July 10 1840, NP, Sub by FoFG]

Elizabeth Harvey
DIED. Sept. 4th, at 11 p.m., Mrs. Elizabeth Harvey, in the 86th year of her age. Funeral services from the residence of her son, James Harvey, near Sharonville, Ohio, Wednesday, Sept. 6th, at 2 p.m. The friends of the family are invited to attend. [Cincinnati Daily Gazette (6 Sept. 1871) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Elias Hatfield

Noted Feudist Reported Killing
Cincinnati, Dec. 31. - A special from Bluefield, W.Va., says that Elias Hatfield, noted for his connection with one of the bitterest of the mountain feuds, was killed in a tunnel near here.  He was walking through the tunnel when he was overtaken and ran down by a train.  His body was horribly mangled.  (Gainesville Daily Sun, 01 Jan 1905, p6.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)

C. C. S. Hermann

Body of a Chicago Man Found
Cincinnati, May 29. Last March C. C. S. Hermann, salesman for a Cincinnati whiskey firm, disappeared. Yesterday his body was found buried two feet deep in a sand bar in the Ohio River in the Kentucky shore opposite Cincinnati. He came here from Chicago, and his sisters there have been notified. The last trace of him alive was in a saloon in Dayton, Ky. The remains were unearthed by a dog. [The Chicago Times Herald, Thursday Morning, May 30, 1895]

Carrie Bell Hilts

DIED. On Monday, March 11, at 5 o'clock p.m., Carrie Bell, youngest daughter of Anthony and Sarah Hilts, at the age of 16. Funeral on Wednesday, March 13, at 2 o'clock p.m., from their residence, Springdale, Hamilton County, O. [Cincinnati Daily Gazette (13 Mar. 1878) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Robert D. Hilts
Robert D. Hilts, born and raised at Springdale, and one of the Directors of the Hamilton County Agricultural Society, died at his residence Monday evening of a congestive chill, after a short illness. He was about fifty-five years old, and was well known thoughout the County of Hamilton . [Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (26 Oct. 1870) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Olive Ennis Hite
This distinguished writer, who was the first regularly assigned woman reporter in the United States, and for many years past, dean of the newspaper women of the Southwest, passed away in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, November 4, 1915.
For nearly a decade Mrs. Hite had been living a retired life in the City of the Angeles. A complication of diseases and the death of her only son made her almost a recluse, although she still wrote occasionally for eastern publications.
As the young bride of Lieutenant Ennis, of the Third Cavalry, she came across the plains to New Mexico in 1866, with General Greer’s command and took garrison in Santa Fe under General Carleton, an officer held in grateful remembrance by old-time New Mexicans. An index of her courage even then is that she made that long, hard, perilous journey “in expectancy.” Only a few weeks after the arrival in Santa Fe, her boy Carleton was born. She became, and for years remained, a notable factor in the social and intellectual life of the “ancient capital.”
After Lieutenant Ennis was killed in an “Indian trouble,” she went east and secured a billet as reporter on the Cincinnati Enquirer, being the first American woman to come thus into the actual grind of daily newspapering. For twelve years she held this pioneer position with credit. Then the call of the West came strong again. She worked awhile in St. Louis, on the way---on a newspaper---and then came home to the New Mexico she loved. For many years she was probably the best known woman in the (then) Territory; and no other writer, editorial or contributory, had more respect.
Here she married Wallace Worth Hite, a genuine and sympathetic partnership dissolved only by her death. They took up a “dry ranch” among the pines on the east flank of the Manzanos; and from there, amid their arduous labors against the wilderness, she did some of her best writing, under the pen name of “Hawthorne.”
About 1891 they started in Alburquerque one of the brightest, bravest, and most likable weeklies ever issued in the Southwest - the Albuquerque Times. It had a literary flavor, then uncommon in New Mexico---and conscience and courage as rare. Into the very thick of the corrupt and dangerous politics of the day this new knight errant rode dauntless and indomitable. It chronicled a dozen political murders in its few years of life and was itself the mark of many threats which were not hollow.
But the valiant little Times was ahead of its time, and it was starved out by those large interests which could not scare it.
Thousands of old-timers of the Southwest remember and will mourn this notable little woman. To her fearlessness she added poise. Her mind was unusually alert, clear, and just, and her sympathies broad, her loyalty invincible. [Source: "Old Santa Fe", April 1916, Vol. III No. 10, pages 97-98; transcribed by Richard Ramos]

Edward Holroyd

Edward Holroyd, an eccentric recluse who lived near O'Brienville, O., was found dead in his home on the 14th.  His estate was said to be worth $150,000. [Mower County Transcript. (Lansing, Minn.), November 23, 1887]

Zephamiah M. Humphrey
Humphrey, Rev. Zephamiah Moore, died, Cincinnati, O., November 17, 1881, aged 57. [Source: "Directory of the city of Chicago, Illinois for 1843", Chicago: Fergus Print. Co., repub. 1896]

Jas. C. Hunt
DIED. At Sharonville, Hamilton County, Ohio October 21, Jas. C. Hunt, from a fall out of his buggy near Venice. Funeral next Tuesday, at 10 a .m. Friends of the family invited without further notice. [Cincinnati Daily Gazette (23 Oct. 1876) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Peter Hyman
HYMAN – Peter was born 29 Feb 1808, in Hamilton co, Ohio; raised in Newport, Campbell co, Ky, where in his sixteenth year, he joined the Methodist Church. In 1838 he came to Monticello, Lewis co, Mo. He died in Monticello, at the old homestead, in the bosom of his son’s family, the 8th of the present month. (Aug 1877) – L Rush (Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 27 Aug. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


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