Highland County Ohio
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Obituaries and
Death Notices


Margaret Reed
DIED.---Near Elmville, on the 24th day of May, 1860, Margaret, wife of George T. Reed, in the 53d year of her age.
[The Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH), June 14, 1860 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Susan Rees
Departed this life, on the 26th day January 1845, Mrs. Susan Rees, wife of Samuel Rees, of Highland county, Ohio.
In announcing the death of Mrs. Rees, it becomes our painful duty to refer back to her suffering and affliction, the Christian fortitude with which she endured all her pain, and the triumph and manner in which she left this world, with the bright prospect of a better one. She was confined to a bed of an affliction for something like nine months, with what is called pulmonary consumption. Mrs. Rees was a Christian in every sense of the word. She belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was a warm hearted and devote server of all its rules and of its discipline. She was an ornament to the society to which she belonged and was respected and beloved by all the members of the church. As a companion, she was amiable and respectful, knowing no other path but that of virtue.- She was interesting and agreeable, and has left behind her one who, no doubt, feels the aching void created by her untimely death, with many bright prospects they had before them. She has left a number of brothers and sisters to lament and mourn after the loss of one who, to all her friends, who was so benevolent and kind. She has left a band of motherless children to mourn the loss of a friend who is best calculated of all others to direct the youthful mind, and to bring them up in the way they should go. Her death to them is sad and heart-rending. She has left behind her a large number of friends and acquaintances, who most seriously deplore her loss to them. She was kind and benevolent, and those who were best acquainted with her, esteemed her most. Her death has caused many a tear, but those tears may be dried to a greater extent, by reflecting that she has paid a debt we all owe, and that she was so well prepared and willing to submit to Him who giveth and who taketh away. She was I believe about 38 years of age.
[Daily Ohio Statesman, Feb 25, 1845]

Sarah A. Reynolds
Died. Near Sinking Spring, on Monday, Feb. 13, 1865, Mrs. Sarah A. Reynolds, wife of W. W. A. Reynolds, in the 46th year of her age. (extracted)
[The Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH) Thursday, March 2, 1865 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

J. Horace Roads
J. Horace Roads, 75, retired farmer, died at his home in Rainsboro Thursday about 3:30 p.m. following a short illness. He had resided in that community virtually all his life. Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Buntain & Rhoads funeral home with Rev. Clyde Ridall of Lynchburg officiating and burial following in Hillsboro cemetery. Survivors include his wife Mary; two sons, Glenn Roads, of Cleveland, Smith Roads of Rainsboro; five sisters: Mrs. Anna Ladd, Rainsboro, Mrs. Bessie Sabin, Miss Bertha Roads, both of Waukomis, Okla., Miss Dee Roads, Stillwater, Okla., three brothers; Virgil, Sam and Dick, all of Waukomis, and six grandchildren.
[The News Herald, Jan 11, 1951 - Sub. by Linda Blue Dietz]

Ann Roberts
Death of Centenarian
Ann Roberts was born of Quaker parentage in Highland County, Ohio, Jan 1, 1815, and closed her eyes in death Oct 23, 1915 at 10 a.m., being at the time of her death passing 100 years 9m and 23 days old. She married Alfred Marshall Van Pelt Sept 2, 1834. Mr. Van Pelt proceeded her to the better land Jan. 26, 1894. There came to bless this union eleven children seven whom died in infancy or early childhood. Four grew to the age of manhood or womanhood and are: Mrs. J. O. Barnard of Terlton, Okla., Mrs. Minnie Hostetter and Alfred Corwin Van Pelt of Perry, Okla. One daughter, Elleanor Jelly, who died in early womanhood, was the mother of Miss Annie Jelly who has cared for Grandma Van Pelt for over 30 years. So Grandma leaves behind her to mourn her loss, 3 children, 5 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Indeed, lon life and old age was granted this quiet, quaker-spirited woman who loved flowers, children and God's great out-of-doors. on January firat she celebrated the day she had longed to see- her one hundredth birthday. Indeed, the Lord answered her prayer that she might live to be a Centenarian and it was Bible measure , "pressed down and running over", for nearly ten months more of life was hers. Grandma Van Pelt has been a familiar figure in Perry for years and her experiences reach back to the pioneer days in four States of our Union, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma. A century this has been of great development and progress and one set of human eyes have seen much indeed. But few have ever seen as much in change and progress. Mrs. Van Pelt was a member of the local Presbyterian church and the choir and Pastor, Rev. M. J. Millard, Ph. D., conducted brief services at the residence and at the cemetery. The 91st Psalm furnished the Scripture lesson and the text, "With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation. It was a beautiful Sabbath afternoon, the nature she loved was in autumn grandeur, the service was Quaker-like in its simplicity; flowers were on every hand, and multitudes of friends went out to the Hillside where she will rest in the long last sleep.
[Perry Republican, Oct 28, 1915]

Clara Belle Roush
Clara Belle Roush, 94, resident of Russell Station, died of apoplexy Monday at 4:30 P. M. at Highlands Community Hospital where she had been confined for four days. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Buntain & Rhoads funeral home, with Rev. Carey Roush officiating and burial following in Hillsboro cemetery, Survivors include three sons. William, Drayton Plains, Mich., Ernest of Williamsburg and Guy of Dayton; two grand-daughters and two grandsons.
[The News Herald, Jan 4, 1951 - Sub. by Linda Blue Dietz]

Margaret A. Roush
Miss Margaret A. Roush, who had reached her 87th birthday Tuesday, died of infirmities at the Allen Rest Home in Lynchburg Wednesday 3t 6:15 A. M. She was born and reared on a farm in that community and for the past 24 years had resided in Lynchburg . She had been in ill health for some time. Funeral services will be held at the K. K.. Davis funeral home in Lynchburg Saturday at 2 P. M., with Rev. W E. Bousman officiating and interment in the Strange cemetery, south of Fairview She is survived by two brothers, Nathaniel of Lynchburg and Owen L. Roush of Hillsboro , two nieces and three nephews. [The News Herald, Jan 17, 1951 - Sub. by Linda Blue Dietz]

Sanford Russ
Mr. Sanford Russ, an old and respected citizen of Clay township, near Buford, died of consumption on Thursday last. He was about 40 years of age and leaves a widow and several children.
[The Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH) Thursday, February 03, 1859 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]


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