Highland County Ohio
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Obituaries and
Death Notices


John Palmer
John Palmer, another pioneer of Highland county, is gone. He was eighty years old when he died, having survived his wife only six months. She was a sister to Captain Roads, of Hillsboro. Doubtless the oldest inhabitants of your "model town" will remember their bon companion of the days of yore, and drop a tear to his memory. [The Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH) Thursday, February 03, 1859 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Olive May Parshall
Mrs. Olive May Parshall, 84, wife of Frank S. Parshall, died Friday at I he residence in Greenfield following :a lingering illness. She had spent most of her married life in the Hillsboro community before moving to Greenfield about 10 years ago. Services were held Monday at 1 P. M. at the Strueve funeral home in Greenfield , with Rev. Linden Wilson officiating and burial following in Greenfield cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters and a son. Mrs. Mary Apple, of St. Paris . Mrs. Helen Kloppenburg, of Boston . Mass, and Wilbur Parshall, Millerton, N. Y., and a brother. Arthur Cory, of Madison Mills. [The News Herald, Jan 17, 1951 - Sub. by Linda Blue Dietz]

James D. Patton
Died at his late residence on Fall Creek on Saturday, March 18th, 1893, Mr. James Dunlap Patton, in the 71st year of his age. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Patton and was born on the farm where he died, January 16, 1823. He was the seventh of eleven children, all of whom went before him into the future world. One sister and one brother died since the first of January; Mrs. Nancy Hotts dying January 2, 1893, at Gallipolis, O. and Mr. Hugh Patton dying March 9th, 1893, at Maquon, Ills, just nine days before the subject of this memoir passed away. His whole life was spent at the parental homestead amid the scenes of his childhood and the friends of his youth. Perhaps no one was better posted in the history of his neighborhood than he. On the 17th of November, 1864, he married Miss Margery A. Moore, who survives him with four children, and four grand children, to mourn his decease. He was a kind husband and an indulgent father, who took special pleasure in the education of his children, all of whom have enjoyed the educational advantages of the Ohio Wesleyan Unity at Delaware, O. Mr. Patton was in declining health for about eight years. Hereditary heart trouble became more and more serious during the last eighteen months of his life, until the end came suddenly but peaceably at 11 p. m. on Saturday, the 18th. He had been a great sufferer, but his afflictions were borne with patience and fortitude, and all the details of his obsequies were arranged by him. The large concourse of people that followed his remains to their last resting place evinced the respect and affection with which he will be remembered. S.D.C. [The News-Herald (Hillsboro, OH) 06 Apr 1893, p.3]

William Pedrick
William Pedrick, a respectable citizen of Highland county, Ohio, was found dead on Tuesday morning week, having hung himself in his own stable. [Philadelphia Inquirer, Apr 27, 1843]

Mrs. M. G. Purkhiser
Death of Mrs. Purkhiser.---The numerous friends of this estimable lady, wife of Rev. M. G. Purkhiser, will be pained to hear of her death, which occurred on the 27th ult., after a severe illness of about a week, of Pneumonia. She had but recently removed with her husband and family from this place to Centerville, Montgomery county. In a letter communication the sad intelligence of his loss, Mr. Purkhiser writes us: "For about 25 years she was a member of the M. E. Church, and for something more than 22 years shared with me in the perils and the conquests of an itinerant life. Although summoned to an account of her stewardship when least expected, she was fully prepared to go. For her, death had no sting, the grave no gloom. With a mind perfectly clear to the last breath, and a soul ripe for glory, she left with us who mourn, her last charge and her last blessing, and went home to enjoy the bliss of Heaven."
The bereaved husband and family have our deepest sympathy in the irreparable loss they have sustained, of a fond and devoted wife and mother. [The Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH) Thursday, November 6, 1862 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]


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