REEVE ECKMAN, 62, PAST PRESIDENT OF FINDLAY LIBRARY
Reeve Eckman, 62, 831 Hurd Ave., died Monday morning at home of a heart attack. He was an employe (sic) of National Lime & Stone Co.
He was born April 7, 1912, in Delaware to E. B. and Sarah (Sanderson) Eckman. He married Norma Harmes April 4, 1945, and she survives.
Also surviving is a daughter Nancy, at home.
Mr. Eckman was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. He was a layreader and past vestryman for the church. He was a member of Elks Club, past president of Exchange Club, and a past president of Findlay Public Library. He was a veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Robert Elfvin officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation is today from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. [THE REPUBLICAN COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Tue., 28 Mar. 1974 - Sub. by William Ream]
FINDLAY, July 9 - Final rites will be conducted at 4 p. m. Wednesday in the Barnhart funeral home here for Mrs. Eva Eiler, 50, wife of Charles E. Eiler, who died suddenly Monday afternoon from a heart attack. Mrs. Eiler is survived by two daughters and three brothers. She was a native of Hicksville, Defiance-co. Dr. C. Clark Shedd, pastor of the First Methodist church here, will officiate at the funeral and interment will be in Maple Lawn cemetery. [Lima News, Jul 9, 1940]
Fostoria, Ohio, May 14, 1925 - Jacob Elsea, 83, father of LeRoy Elsea of this city died last night at his home in Findlay. Death was caused by cancer of the stomach following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Elsea was born April 12, 1842 in Fairfield county and his parents were James and Sarah Elsea. When he was three years old his parents came to Hancock county where he has been a resident for the past 80 years. Eagle township was his home until he retired from active farming and moved to Findlay 20 years ago. He is survived by his wife and nine children, Mrs. E.W. Fellers of Wood County, Mrs. D.H. Lyons of Montpelier, Mrs. C.H. Rinehart, Janes D. Elsea and Charles Elsea of Findlay. Mrs Jacob Hoch of Rawson, LeRoy Elsea of this city, Mrs. Elmer Risel of Salem, Mich. One brother Adam Elsea of South Whitley Ind. and three sisters. Mre. Milton Fink of Arlington, Mrs. Montville of Houtown and Mrs. D.A. Bishop of Vanlue. Seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. The deceased was a civil war vetern having served with Company B, 21st O.V.I. He was a member of Stroker Post A.R and U B church of Findlay. Funeral services will be conducted at the church in Findlay Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Burial in Bishop Cemetery. [Unknown newspaper, 14 May 1925 - Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]
Findlay, Ohio - Lafayette Elsea, 83, life-long resident of Hancock county, died at 12:30 o'clock this morning at his residence, 307 Lima avenue from cancer of the face. He had been in failing health for five years. Mr Elsea was the son of Moses Elsea and Mary Ann Oman. He was married Dec 24 1874 to Katherine Keel who died oct 11, 1912. He was again married in 1914 to Agnes Kesey who died Oct 1925. He is survived by one son Dallas E. Elsea, Marion township, one daughter Mrs. Willis Creighton, 210 West Hardin street, one sister Mrs Mary A. Newell 221 west Lincoln street, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr Elsea was one of a family of 11 children He was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church and the Brotherhood class of the church. He served at on time as a trustee of Eagle township. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the First M.E. church with Rev. F. Bringle McIntosh and Rev. L.B. Smith officiating. The body will be placed in the mausoleum at Maple Grove cemetery. [13 January 1936; Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]
Mary Ann Elsea
Findlay Ohio, 4/12/1884 - Mrs. Elsea, wife of Moses Elsea, who resided on West Lincoln street, died suddenly Friday morning about eight o'clock. She had prepared breakfast and done up the morning work and was preparing to do some baking as she ecpected some of her children from the country to come in on a visit. Mr Elsea raised the alarm but before any of the neighbors could arrive she was dead. Mrs Elsea is about seventy-five years of age and mother to nine children all of whom are married. Mr. and Mrs. Elsea have resided in the city only for about four years, having come in from Eagle Township where they left a good farm which they located on and cleared up many years ago. Since thier residence in town they have made many firends, who will be sorry to learn of Mrs. Elseas death. [Unknown newspaper, c. 12 April 1884; Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]
Findlay, Ohio, 3/30/1885 - Moses Elsea Sr., died at four o'clock this morning after a short illness, aged about 73 years. He resided on West Lincoln street from which place the funeral will occur. On the 11th of April it will be a year since the wife of Mr. Elsea dropped dead while attending her domestic duties. [Unknown newspaper, c. 30 Mar 1885; Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]
Samuel Henry Elsea
Samuel H. Elsea of 207 Park Avenue, 78 years old and a life long resident of Hancock County, died from complication of diseases at 3 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his son, C.M. Elsea, three fourths of a mile north of Houcktown. [Unknown newspaper, 02 April 1917; Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]
Samuel Merley Elsea
Samuel Elsea 62, Jackson township farmer died from self inflicted gunshot wounds through the abdomen at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning. The shooting occurred in the cow shed back of his home. Mr. Elsea had been a patient in the Toledo state hospital and was to have been retuned there Wednesday. Dr. Byron F. Voorhead, Hancock county coroner gave a verdict of suicide.
Mr. Elsea was born August 9, 1884 in Jackson township, a son of Conrad and Amanda (Beard) Elsea. His father died in 1943. Besides his mother, he is survived by a brother, Charles Elsea, Jackson township. He was a member of the Salem United Brethren church in Jackson township. The body is at the Coldren funeral home where it will remain for service at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Paul C. Walter, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. [unknown source, Findlay, Ohio 22 Aug 1946 - Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]
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