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George W. Sargent
Class of 1856 - GEORGE WASHINGTON SARGENT. And. Theol. Sem., 1859. B. 16 Feb., 1833, Dover, N.H. Pastor. D. Jan. 31, 1905, Cleveland, O. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1904-1905", Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

Doris Schnurrenberger
  (1930 - 2012)
Doris J. "Dotty" (nee Kile) Passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012. Resident of Sayler Park and former resident of Milford. Dotty was a teacher at Sycamore High School, founded their retired teacher's association, and received the 2011 Spirit of Sycamore Award from the Sycamore Athletics Hall of Fame. She was a Girl Scout Leader and continued a relationship with many of the Scouts throughout her life. Dotty was active at Eden Chapel UMC, with the Sayler Park Historical Society and Village Council, and Doddridge County, WV Historical Society. Beloved wife of the late Don L. Schnurrenberger. Loving daughter of the late Wayne Sr. & Mary Kile. Dear sister of the late Wayne Kile Jr. and sister-in-law of Willanna Kile of Glenview, IL. Dear Aunt of Bruce Kile, Kathy (Jeff) Johnson, and Ray "Buddy" (Ilene) Kile and dear great aunt of Jamie, Megan, Nicole, Ryan Kile, Kyle Johnson and the late Scott Kile. Visitation will be Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 4 to 6 PM in the Seifert-Hardig & Brater Funeral Home, 138 Monitor Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45233. Funeral Service will be held 10 AM on Monday, May 7, 2012 at Eden Chapel UMC, 150 Dahlia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45233 ["The Cincinnati Enquirer" from May 5 to May 6, 2012 - Submitted by family member Carole Lannom]
Stephen Schooley
About 2 o'clock yesterday morning, Stephen Schooley, one of the oldest citizens of this city, died at the residence of his daughter, on Mt. Auburn, of old age. The deceased was born May 13, 1795, in that part of Cincinnati Township now known as the Twenty-fifth Ward. His father had come here five years before. In 1811 Stephen first commenced business. He entered into partnership with his brother-in-law, Nathaniel Reeder, on the site of the Commercial Bank, and the firm supplies the Kentucky troops with goods in the war of 1812. Four years after this last date he carried on business by himself, in Springdale, Hamilton County, and two years later commenced to pack pork and ship it to Cincinnati in wagons. In 1832 he came back to the city and started in the provision business, first on the corner of Ninth and Broadway, and afterward on Court street, west of Vine street. Mr. Schooley has always been an active business man and was one of the pioneers in one of Cincinnati's specialties - the pork trade. The hams he cured were noted, and he had a large Southern trade for them.
In 1820, Mr. Schooley married Miss Susan Duffield, daughter of Dr. Samuel Duffield, of Bedford Co., Pa. He survived his wife, and two sons and four daughters survive him. They are John C. Schooley, of Brooklyn, N.Y. , Samuel D. Schooley, of Chicago; Mrs. William Burnett, of Florida; Mrs. Orth, of Pittsburg; Mrs. E. A. Tillotson, and Miss Sarah Schooley, of Mt. Auburn.
In 1832 Mr. and Mrs. Schooley united with the Second Presbyterian Church, Dr. Beecher being pastor. The old man lived latterly with his daughter, Mrs. Tillotson.
Mr. Schooley belonged to the last generation of business men, but those who survive speak of his business capacity and general integrity in the highest terms. [Cincinnati Daily Gazette (19 May 1874) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Rachel Scott
Lockland and Wyoming, O. - Mrs. Rachel Scott, who died March 29th, was a resident of Lockland 33 years, a member of Mt. Zion church over 25 years, was highly respected, a member of club No. 4, and a very liberal giver to the church. She leaves four daughters, three sons and a host of friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was preached by Rev. Orr. He was assisted by Revs. Dickerson and Smith. There were many beautiful floral gifts. [Cleveland Gazette (8 Apr. 1905) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Henry F. Sedam
Death of Henry F. Sedam -- Old citizens of Hamilton County have been gathered to their fathers in increased number during the past year, and the list we must now add the name of Henry F. Sedam. He died at a quarter past 8 o'clock last evening, at his residence in Sedamsville, surrounded by grief stricken relatives and sorrowing friends. For weeks this sad event has been expected, as the rapidly failing strength of Mr. Sedam gave no hope tht he would outlive the prolonged sickness by which he was stricken down nearly a year. The deceased was one of the prominent men of the county, his administration of justice as Magistrate of Storrs Township having extended through a period of forty-six years, from 1824-1870. His career in this office brought to him not only a local fame, but in the State and beyound its lines his name was known, and, when ever spoken, suggested a Justice of the Peace who, if he did not at all times follow the strict letter and spirit of law in deciding differences between the inhabitants of old Storrs, was altogether a just and impartial judge. In Sedamsville there still stands the plain, old fashioned two story frame where the Esquire held his court for nearly a half century. Anyone can recognize it, for above its door is the sign, "The Court Room of Old Storrs." The fund of anecdote concerning the eccentric administration of justice within its walls by the "Chief Justice." As the Esquire was popularity called, is rich. If he was not satisfied with the law, his ready invention would find a decision so just and equitable that parties to the suit would almost invariably rest their disputes upon it, and go forth from the Temple satisfied.
Esquire Sedam would have reached his seventieth year July 18. In the old Sylvan House, where he was born, he resided until 1827, when he married and removed to his late home, a few hundred feet from the place of his birth, where his entire life was spent.
His personal qualities were such as to render him a valuable acquisition to the social circle. For hours he could tell incidents of his career as Justice, and many of them included reminiscences of the early practice of Chief Justice Chase, Hon, Stanley Matthews, Judge Cox, and other lawyers and Judges of prominence who had appeared for their clients before the "Chief Justice of Storrs Township." The circle of intimate friends which Henry Sedam formed was wide, and from the number many have been daily visitors to his sick room.  [The Cincinnati Times-Star, July 1, 1874 - DW - Sub by FoFG]

John M. Sharp

Sharp, John M., Comminsville, O., , ae. -, general western agent of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co. At a meeting of the friends of Mr. S., at the Tremont House, Chicago, the following resolutions were passed unanimously:
"Resolved, that in the death of John M. Sharp, the active and most popular agent of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co., we deplore the loss of a most accomplished officer, a noble, generous gentleman, a devoted friend, and an honorable and exemplary citizen. " Resolved, that during several years of a personal intercourse with him as an editor, as a publisher, and as a railroad officer and agent, we always found him to be honest, faithful, steadfast, and true, in all relations of life.'' Resolved, that in Mr. S., while living, we recognized a gentleman and officer whose association was worthy the ambition of all his fellow-men: so in death exemplary virtues will be cherished while time exists for us." [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.]

Lizzie R. Shepherd

DIED. Near Lockland, Ohio, of typhoid fever, Lizzie R. Shepherd, aged 24 years. Funeral will take place from the Presbyterian Church, Lockland, at 10 1/2 o'clock tomorrow (Sunday) morning. Friends are invited to attend. [Cincinnati Daily Gazette (25 Aug. 1877) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]
Harry and George Skillman
DIED. Of diphtheria, Sept. 8th, Harry, aged 8 years, and Sept. 5th, George, aged 9 years, sons of Henry and Augusta Skillman. [Note: the dates are as appeared in the paper - "Cincinnati D aily Gazette" (6 Sept. 1871) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Hannah Smith
DIED. On Wednesday, March 3, 1880, at the residence of her son, John W. Smith, Hannah Smith, in the 82d year of her age. Funeral on Saturday, March 6, at 10 o'clock , at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sharonville, O. [Cincinnati Daily Gazette (5 Mar. 1880) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Kirby Smith
Kirby Smith, a former Queensware merchant of Mattoon, is reported drowned at Cincinnati. [Mattoon Journal (Illinois) quoted by Charleston (IL) Plaindealer, June 23, 1887 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Mark C. Smith

DIED. --- At the Marine Hospital, Cincinnati, O., on Saturday, May 6th, of brain disease, Mark C. Smith, aged about 30 years. Mr. Smith formerly lived in this city, and was the proprietor of a saloon. At the time of his death he was Steward on the steamer Julia No. 2. He was a man of pleasing address, and had many friends. His remains were brought here and interred with Masonic honors, on Monday. ["Gallipolis Journal", (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, May 11, 1876 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Dr. Samuel Stand(?)

Died, at Cincinnati, Ohio, on the 5th inst., Dr. Samuel Stand[??], aged [??] years, formerly a resident of this village.  He was on his return to the North from New Orle ans, to which place he had been in the vain hope of improving his impaired constitution.  [Northern Journal (Lowville, NY) – Thursday,  June 21, 1838; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Harry Stevens
Harry Stevens and Charlie Clemens, small boys, undertook to rehearse a border drama on the 10th at Cincinnati, and both were fatally wounded by the carless handling of their revolvers. [Mower County Transcript, (Lansing, MN), pg. 2; June 19, 1889; Sub. by RL]

Dan Stone

Stone, Dan, Westfield, N. J., Nov. -, ae. 49, formerly a member of the Cincinnati bar. [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.]

Capt. J. Blair Summons

Summons, Capt. J. Blair, Cincinnati, O., Feb. 27, re. 05. The deceased was widely known as a pioneer boatman on the western waters. He was born near the banks of the Alleghany, in Western New York, 65 years since, and commenced his boating career on rafts, keel-boats, flat-boats, and barges, before the introduction of steam. In 1812 he assisted in conveying supplies in barges to Gen. Waynes troops, quartered in Leughery Creek, 30 miles below this city. He was one of the pioneers and oldest commanders in the Louisville mail line, in active service, having remained in the trade since 1826,32 years. In his career as a boatman he was very fortunate. He never met with a serious accident to any boat while in his charge. He commenced his career a poor, penniless lad, in the capacity of deck hand, and steadily progressed, filling the stations of mate and pilot, and was commander of the proudest steamer (the Jacob Strader) that floats on the western waters. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1 858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]

Daniel Symmes
At Cincinnati, Hon. Daniel Symmes [5/22/1817, re-published in "Ohio Source Records" by Ohio Genealogical Society]



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