[A] Hocking County Ohio Obituaries

The Democrat Sentinel
May 8 1930
Mrs John Strawn
Mary Harriet Allen, daughter of James and Sallie Allen was born Nov 18 1855 on a farm near Logan, and died April 28 1930, aged 75 years, five months and ten days. She was the youngest of a family of eight children. One of this family yet survives, Mr Robert Allen, of Selma, Alabama. On July 3 1877, she was married to John Strawn. To this union were born four children, two boys, an infant son and Frank Strawn deceased, and two girls, Mrs Ed Thompson and Mrs Ward Chase, both of Logan. Mrs Strawn was taken into the Methodist Church of Logan during the pastorate of Rev Sowers and remained a member until death. During the last few years of her life, she bore patiently her sufferings. She was a good wife and mother. Those who knew her best can testify to her upright life, strict honesty and rigid adherence to the voice of duty. Only in the hearts of those who knew her and loved her can be read the true record of their loss.
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our sincere thanks to our many friends for their acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy during the illness and since the death of our wife and mother.
John Strawn and family.
The Hocking Sentinel
June 4 1885
Obituary of
Napoleon Alltop, who was born in Harrison county, West Virginia, May 17th, 1822. His father was a German who fought under Napoleon Bonaparte; the son was named after the great and notable general. While a very small boy his father died and left him to shift for himself. He hired to a man for whom he continued to work for seven years. After he grew up to manhood he was united in marriage to Sarah E Holt, May 3rd, 1849. They were blessed with a family of six children, four boys and two girls. He became a man of considerable note. Was elected several times to some very important offices in the county in which he lived, and filled them with honor to himself and satisfaction to all. In the year 1861, when the war broke out, though in the midst of seccession, he was a Union man. He organized a company of soldiers and was commissioned captain of the State Guards, which position he held until the close of the war. He was in several severe conflicts with the enemy and had several very narrow escapes, but he always came out conqueror. At the close of the war, he again took up the pursuit of a farmer, and continued so until the spring of 1871, when he moved with his family to Ohio, and located in the village of Gore, he engaged in the iron and coal business. He has been elected several times to office since he came to Gore. While he has been a good officer, neighbor and citizen, he has been an ardent, faithful and zealous worker in the vineyard of the Lord. He united with the M E Church in the year 1847, since that time he has remained firm at his post advocating the true doctrine of Christ and his power to save. He has been a faithful class leader in his church for a umber of years and his pew was seldom ever vacant. The day before he was taken sick he stood before the alter and told his brethren that he felt his time was drawing nigh, when he should take his departure. But he said let it be soon ot late I am prepared to go. the next day when making a fire in the church he was taken suddenly ill, and after suffering for nine long weeks; he died at his residence in Gore, at 6 o'clock pm, May 22nd, 1885. During all his severe suffering he never murmured or complained, but was fully resigned to the will of his God in whom he was sweetly trusting. He leaves a dear companion and six children to mourn the great loss of such a good husband and father. His funeral took place at Gore M E Church, May 24th, 1885. The services were conducted by the Rev Sparks, assisted by the Revs. Younger and Kennedy. The text from which Rev. Sparks delivered his funeral discourse is in Acts 26 chapter and 8 verse. His remains were intered in the Gore cemetery to await the resurection morn when it will be re-united with the soul in the paradise of God.
There is weeping on earth for the lost;
There is bowing in grief to the ground;
but rejoicing and praise 'mid the sanctified host,
For a spirit in paradise found:
Though brightness hath passed from the earth,
Yet a star is new-born in the sky,
And a soul has gone home to the land of its birth;
Where are pleasures and fullness of joy;
And a new harp is strung, and a new song is given,
To the breezes that float, 'oar the gardens of heaven.
Helen Louise (Vickers) Anderson
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Logan Daily News: June 21, 1969, Logan, OH.
Mrs. Norman (Helen Louise) Anderson, 64, Union Furnace, died unexpectedly at her home early today. Born Dec. 2, 1904, in Union Furnace, daughter of the late Simon and Lucy Bickel Vickers, she lived her entire life in that area. She was a member of the Union Furnace United Methodist Church and Antioch Grange. She is survived by her husband Norman Anderson, to whom she was married Dec. 24, 1925, in Logan; two sons, Richard of Logan Rt. 3 and Darrell of Logan Rt. 2; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother Walter Vickers of Union Furnace and two sisters, Miss Ruth Vickers of Union Furnace and Mrs. Freda Smith of Logan Rt. 3. She was preceded in death be a sister and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Heinlein Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery near Rockbridge. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
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Norman Eugene Anderson
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Logan Daily News, Logan, OH: Wednesday, February 15, 1995.
Norman E. Anderson, 89, Logan, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Hocking Valley Communit Hospital. Born Sept. 1, 1905, in Ripley, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Cordelia Wolf Anderson. He was retired after 40 years of employment with Bell Drilling Co. and was a former member of the Antioch Grange. Surviving are his wife, Marie N. Nixon Anderson of Logan; one son, Darrel [sic.] E. [sic.] Anderson of Laurelville; one step-son, Robert E. Armstrong of Logan; one step-daughter, Mrs. Earl (Juanita) Loomis of Union Furnace; two brothers, Herman and Ray Anderson, both of Logan. He was also preceeded in death by his first wife, Helen Vickers Anderson, and one son, Richard Anderson. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Lambert officiating. Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
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Richard Eugene Anderson
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: THE LOGAN DAILY NEWS: October 26, 1971, Logan, OH.
Richard E. Anderson, 44, Logan Rt. 2, died this morning at Raleighy General Hospital, Beckley, W. Va. A truck driver for the Logan Clay Products Co. since 1950, Anderson had become ill Oct. 12 while making deliveries in southern West Virginia. Suffering from acute appendicitis and complications, he had undergone surger three times at Raleighy General Hospital. Survivors include his father Norman Anderson, a daughter Linda, a stepdaughter Mrs. Daniel (Kay) Parkinson and a brother Darrell Anderson. He was preceded in death by his mother Helen and his wife Doris. Arrangements by the Heinlein Funeral Home are incomplete.
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Cordelia (Wolf) Anderson
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Logan Daily News, Logan, OH: December 15, 1952.
Mrs. Cordelia Anderson, 68, wife of T. J. Anderson, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at her home in the Dicken Addition. She has been ill since 1946. A native of West Virginia, she had spent most of her life in and near Logan. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. In addition to her husband she is survived by three sons, Norman Anderson of Union Furnace, Herman of Logan and Ray of Logan Route 3; a sister Mrs. Thelma Kochensparger of Junction City, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The body will remain at Heinlein Funeral Home where friends will be received after noon Tuesday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul N. Varner officiating. Burial will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery.
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Lois "Peg" (Smith) Anderson
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Athens Messenger: January 3, 1984, Athens, OH.
Lois Anderson
LOGAN - Lois (Peg) Anderson, 62, of 14856 Hock-Hocking Road, died Monday morning at University Hospital in Columbus, following a brief illness. Born in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late Jesse D. and Grace Doolittle Smith. She was a former employee of Brooks Shoe Co. and the former Sylvania Plant, both in Nelsonville, and was recently retired from the Smead Manufacturing Co., in Logan. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Linda) Well of Rantoul, Ill.; a brother, Roy W. Smith of Nelsonville; two sisters, Nedra Smith of Logan, and Mrs. Joe (Lorraine) Hutchins of Logan; and two grandsons. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, with the Rev. Conrad O. Diehm officiating. Burial will be in the Asbury Cemetery, Starr Twp. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and after 4 p.m. Thursday. The Athens Messenger: January 3, 1984, Athens, OH.
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Matilda Jane (Board) Anderson
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: July 27, 1930: The Athens Messenger, Athens, OH.
Mrs. Matilda Jane Anderson Succumbs on Thursday.
LOGAN, July 26, - Mrs. Matilda Jane Anderson, 76, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Thomas in Columbus Thursday afternoon. The body was brought to a mortuary in this city. Mrs. Anderson had been ill of diabetes for several months and suffered a stroke of paralysis. She has been making her home with her children, and had gone to the home of her daughter in Columbus on Mother's Day. Prior to that time she had been makering her home with a son, Ave Anderson, of this city. Besides these two children, she leaves three other sons and a daughter, Thomas Anderson, of Zanesville; John Anderson, Akron; Edward Anderson, Toledo and Mrs. Thomas Wheaton, Ripley, W. Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 o'clock Sunday morning at Ripley with burial being made there. The body was taken to the home of Ace Anderson after it was prepared for burial.
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Ray Anderson
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Newspaper: The Logan Daily News
Died: Thursday, November 06, 2003
Age: 81
Ray Anderson, 81, Logan, died Thursday, Nov. 6 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. Born May 11, 1922, Hocking County, son of the late Thomas J. and Cordelia Wolfe Anderson, he was married for 56 years to Lucy E. Schorr Anderson, who survives. The World War II Army veteran was a retired 32 year employee of the Hocking County Highway Department, and a 10-year employee of Smead Manufacturing. He also was a member of Logan Moose Lodge 783. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert L. (Lois Fae) Burk of Logan; four grandchildren, Robert C. (Kathleen) Burk, Christine (Ronald) Wallace, Jaime (Andy) Clement and Timothy Burk; and seven great-grandchildren, Michelle and Courtne Wallace, Antonia, Jordan, Natalie and Heidi Clement and Baby Burk. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Herman Anderson; and his father and mother-in-law, Lawrence W. and Iretha Schorr. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating. Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery, Logan, with military graveside rites conducted by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial services will be conducted by the Logan Moose Lodge at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family from the Web site www.brownfuneralservice.com. Submitted by A Friend of Free Genealogy
The Van Wert Daily Bulletin
March 31, 1917
Van Wert, Ohio
Tribute of Respect
Memory of Well Known Citizen Eulogized--Brief Biographical Sketches
Frances Catherine Angle was born December 5th, 1852, near Logan, Hocking county, and departed this life Marth 5th, 1917, at Lima, aged sixty-four years and three months. She was united in marriage to Henry P Mowrey, of Hocking county. To this union was born Noel Henry, who died in infancy; Nellie Mae Vogt, who resides in Lima, Walter Bernard, who resides at the old home North of Middle Point; Frederick Dwight, of Van Wert, Dora Idella Jones, of Dudley, Iowa, Dollie Lydia Ann Showalter, residing in Lima, Fannie Madge and Herbert Parley at home. Besides to mourn her loss are three sisters, Mrs M E Tom, of Higbee, Mrs Julia Mowery, of Ft Wayne, Ind., Mrs E B Westenhaver, of Grover Hill, and one brother, Ira J Angle, of Nelsonville, also six grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. After her marriage she and her husband resided for a short time in Hocking county and in the year 1893 came to Van Wert county to make their future home, moving onto the farm about two miles North of Middle Point. The husband preceded her to the better world July 29th, 1896, leaving a mother with the added care of rearing her young family she took up her work nobly, shouldering the responsibility of being both father and mother to her children. Her last hours were filled with prayers of thankfulness that she had been spared to see her children grow to manhood and womanhood. She was converted when a young girl, uniting with the Brethern Church in Hocking county, remaining faithful to the last.
Son of Bannon and Elizabeth Woolery was born January 31, 1882, died Nov. 25, 1906, aged 24 years, nine months and 25 years. He gave his heart to Christ and was happily converted and united with the Christian church at Mt. Zion and remained faithful until death. Always ready and willing to work in the vineyard of his Master in the superintending of the Sabbath-school for leader of the class meeting. Gernie was never heard to complain but was always ready to bear his cross. in the home, he was an ideal son, obedient, kind and self-denying. He leaves to mourn a devoted father and mother, to aged grandmothers, three sisters and one brother and a host of friends while he has gone to join his baby sister who preceeded him to the spirit land April 2, 1896. One whose life so pure and holy that to know him was to love him and the rememberence of this life will never die. But now he is gone let us bow submissive to Him who is too wise to err to good to be [text unreadable, this is one word missing]
Waiting for us to come,
Where neither death or sorrow
Invade that heavenly home.
Our brother and son has gone to rest,
In realms of bliss to roam,
laid down his cross to up his crown
To dwell in his eternal home.
Gernie is not dead;
Though we mourn for him in deep sorrow,
His spirit has but gone to dwell
Where ours may be tomorrow.
Home is not home for he is not there
Angels have taken him out of our home,
Dark is the home, vacant is his chair
Home is not home for he is not there.
The many virtues he posessed
We now can ponder o'er
His counsels too doubly dear That we can hear no more.
His sorrows and his troubles,
Here with fortitude he bore;
His faith in God did pilot him,
To that special shore.
Unknown newspaper clipping Hocking County Historical Society
ELIZABETH AUBERRY—Elizabeth Auberry was born December 14,1822, died June 22, 1898, aged 76 -years, 6 months and 8 days. She was married to Samuel Thompson, December 27, 1842. To this union were born nine children, five of whom are living to morn the loss of a kind and loving mother. She together with her husband joined the Bible Christian church at Mt. Zion, in February ' 1890 and remained a member of that church until death.
Thou-art gone from earth forever,
And to us can ne'er return,
But we can come t0 Thee to dwell,
If we live a crown to earn;
Oh! to us the cup is bitter,
But to Thee the fruit is sweet,
We weep here alone in sadness,
But we soon again shall meet.
Farewell mother we so miss thee,
Our home is broken a light is gone,
But we must wait, yes wait to meet thee,
At the resurection dawn.
Unknown Newspaper clipping HCHS, handwritten date of 6-30-1898
The Ohio Democrat
January 4 1890
Mrs Mary Acker, wife of our esteemed citizen Judge Acker, died at her residence on Main Street, Saturday evening December 21. She had been afflicted several years with cancer, which slowly consumed her life, causing great suffering in the last few months. He maiden name was Mary E Rosser. She married William T Acker March 18, 1849. Of the eight children born to them four are still living among us. Three having died in infancy, and one daughter after reaching adult age. The deceased was a most exemplary lady, and died in the full confidence of the faith which she had so long professed. Her funeral occurred on Tuesday afternoon from the M.E. CHurch, of which she was almost a life long member. Services were conducted by Rev. T.A. Turner, assisted by Rev. Moore of the Presbyterian church. A very large congregation of our citizenship were in attendance. Her age was 63 years, 7 months and 20 days.
The Athens Messenger
April 15, 1886
William Armstrong, an old, respected citizen of Hocking county, died at his home near Union Furnace Sunday of last week.
Daily National Intelligencer
July 10 1854
On the 29th June, near Logan, Hocking county, Ohio, of a lingering illness of five months, which she bore with christian fortitude and resignation, Sophia Aurand, wife of Jacob Aurand, aged fifty-six years three months and seventeen days. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
The Democrat-Sentinel
March 28 1907
Mrs. J P Armstrong
On Monday morning at 8 o'clock occured the death of Mrs Armstrong at her home on Market street. She had not been sick ong, however for several weeks showing a breaking down that did not bode good to her family and friends. Her malady seemed to be nervous affliction which rapidly took an acute form of heart trouble. She was brave to the last, insisting on being up and about her house. Sunday night all those about her could see the rapid decline and that the end of her days on earth were but few. Monday morning death came to her relief, and news came as a shock to her many friends. Her family of four highly respected daughters have the deep sympathy of our entire community. Her good old father Billy Wallace, Infirmary Director, was almost crushed under the strain. His host of friends lend comfort to him in his trial and depression. Mrs Mary Wallace Armstrong was born at New Lexington, Ohio, November 3 1856, and died at her home in Logan on March 25 1907, at the age of 50 years, 4 months and 22 days. In the three adjoining counties of Perry, Hocking and Athens, she has spent her entire life. The happy days of her young womanhood were spent on the farm near Haydenville. There she was married to Mr J P Armstrong, February 22 1876. Four daughters were given to them, all now living in Logan, Mrs Charles Deishley, Mrs Frank Rherst, Miss Edna and Miss Freda Armstrong. The earlier years of Mrs Armstrong's married life were spent on the farm with her father; the next few years were spent in Nelsonville. For many years the home has been in Logan, where Mrs Armstrong has spent a quiet life, devoted to the interests of her children, anxious for their education, their comfort and their happiness she gave her life to them. On November 26, 1893, she brought her church membership to the Methodist Church of Logan. She loved the Lord. Although the state of her health prevented her regular attendance at church, yet she did not forget her Master. She found comfort while arranging for the closing hours of life and at the end the peace was given. The funeral occured from the home on Market street Wednesday at 9:30 A.M., Rev White delivering the sermon and Rev. Wilson offered prayer. A quartet sand "Sweet By and By" and J B Dollison rendered "Face to Face." Interment was had in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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