Findlay - Sylvester Davis, postmaster at Mt. Cory, dropped dead this morning from heart disease while distributing mail at his office. He was 65 years of age and a veteran of the Civil War. He left a wife and five children. About the same time in the little village of Arcadia, H. H. Nye, the postmaster died from stomach trouble. Mr. Nye was 70 years of age and had been postmaster of the village for five years. He leaves a wife and one child. The two postmasters had been old time friends. [Lima Times Democrat, Dec 19, 1905]
Margaret Ellen Deeds
Mrs Margaret Ellen Deeds of near Rawson, died at ther home Saturday night at the age of 67 years from hemorrhage after a short illiness. She was born December 23, 1851, in Eagle township and was the wife of Henry Deeds. Mrs. Deeds was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Elsea. Besides her husband, she is survived by her two children, Mrs. Ette Crozier, Mrs Myrtle Powell, both residing east of Rawson, three sisters, Mrs. J.P. Newell of West Lincoln street, Mrs. Elizabeth Harman of East Lincoln, Mrs. Martha Deeds of Rawson and two brothers, I.N. Elsea of West Lincoln and Lafayette Elsea of Lima Avenue. Fun eral services will be held at 10 o,clock Tuesday morning at United Brethren church of Rawson. The body will be placed in the mausoleum at Maple Grove cemetery. [unk nown source, Findley Ohio; 07 April 1919 - Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]
Norma E. Harmes Eckman Dipert
Norma Harmes Eckman Dipert, 87, of 831 Hurd Avenue, Findlay, OH, died at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at The Heritage.
She was born in Findlay on December 27, 1930 to Arthur Eugene and Flora Alice (Altman) Harmes. She married Reeve Eckman on April 4, 1945 and he preceded her in death on May 27, 1974. They had one daughter, Nancy Eckman Wolf, Metarie, LA. Norma later married James E. Dipert on October 4, 1986.
She then acquired two step-daughters, Cynthia Stickler (Larry), Huntington, WV and Margaret Nichter (Thomas), Boiling Springs, NC; one stepson, Dr. Randall R. Dipert, East Amherst, NY; three step-granddaughters, two step-grandsons; one nephew and one great-niece.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine Kelsey and Margaret Nelson.
Norma eagerly stepped into the new role of being a (step) grandmother. She was an avid reader and book collector, who worked at Books on Main in Findlay until she was 85 and became on (sic) "Honorary Co-Owner." She had earlier worked at the Lincoln School Library and was active in the Friends of the Library in Findlay.
Earlier in her life she had worked at the Findlay Electric Company and the Ohio Bank. She had attended the McComb Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Findlay.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Maple Grove Cemetery, with Reverend Christine Schutz officiating.
Visitation hours are from 2-4 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2008 at the Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home. [THE COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Thu., 2 Oct. 2008 - Sub. by William Ream]
Mrs. Harry J. Dove
Findlay, Mar 29 - Mrs. Harry J. Dove of Benton Ridge, died today [Plain Dealer Mar. 30, 1917 - Sub. by L. Dietz]
Lydia Johnson Dye
Died, Lydia Johnson Dye, the oldest inhabitant of Hancock county, died June 2d 1878 at the residence of her son in Liberty township. She was born before the close of the Revolutionary War, Aug 31st, 1782, being nearly 96 years old when she died. At the age of 25, in 1807, she was converted unto God and united with the M.E. Church, in Hardy county, Virginia, of which church she remained a consistent member till she was called home to her reward. She had been a member of the church of her choice 71 years. Great changes occur during such a lifetime. Among the most remarkable to her, more marvellous even than the country's growth, was of that her church, increating in numbers from 12,000 to 3,000,000. She was married to James Dye in Virginia, in the year 1822, and though 40 years old at the time of her marriage, she lived in the companionship of her husband 50 years, till the day of his death, 1872. In 1828, they came to Cochocton county, Ohio, and removed to Hancock county in 1832, having been residents of this county 46 years. She was the mother of two sons, one of whom, John R. Dye, still lives a resident of the county. P.P. Pope [The Findlay Jeffersonian (Findlay, Ohio)14 Jun 1878, p.3]
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