[B] Hocking County Ohio Obituaries

The Ohio Democrat
Jan 4 1890
Washington Tp.
We regret to chronicle the death of one of our younger friends, Miss Rachel A Bainter who died Dec 19th '89, at the age of 22 years. Miss Bainter has been suffering from pulmonary trouble for some time, and well and patiently did she bear her affliction, and with christian fortitude did she look for the pale horse and his rider. Thus comes the monster, Death, and none can stay his hand when he comes to thin our household. She leaves a mother three brothers and a sister to mourn her loss.
We No.
The Hocking Republican
Sep 17, 1903
Death of Frank Barnes
Frank Barnes, son of Mr. Reason Barnes, died at his home near Max, Tuesday morning, of typhoid fever. About two weeks ago he complained of a dull headache and saw a doctor who told him he had typhoid fever, and advised him to go to bed. Every precaution possible was taken to save his life but the disease had too good a hold on him. He was 19 years old. A brother, aged 17, died about six years ago from the same disease. Funeral services Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Harvey Chapel.
The Athens Messenger
March 4, 1886
A. Beery, a prominent citizen of Logan and one of the pioneers of this county, died, Thursday last and was buried Saturday. Mr Beery was in his 87th year when he died, having been born December 12th 1799. The funeral services were held in the Logan Presbyterian church Rev J F Williams and Rev G W Burns [this last name may be Berns] officiating.
The Hocking Republican
Jan 28, 1904
Death of Mrs J J Beery
Mrs Mary Beery, wife of Jacob J Beery, died at her residence on Rush Creek, in Marion Township, Monday, January 11th. The funeral was from Mt. Zion church the Thursday following. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn their loss. Mrs Beery was a loyal and affectionate wife, a kind and loving mother and a practical consistentent christian. The sympathy of the entire community is with the bereaved husband and children.
The Athens Messenger
June 10 1886
Henry Bennet, a former resident of Falls township, this county, and who by reason of his abnormal height was popularly known as the Hocking giant, recently died at his late home in Missouri.
The Hocking Republican
Aug 25, 1904
Rachel Bensonhaver.
Mrs Rachel Bensonhaver, of Ewing died Friday of old age. The funeral was held Sunday and interment was made in Union cemetery near the home.
Catherine Cook Beougher died at the home of her son, J.A. Beougher at Garland, Gore county, Kansas, on the 12th day of May, 1896, after an illness of two months of dropsy of the heart. She was born in Ohio, March 14th, 1819, and spent most of her life in Hocking county, four miles south-west of Logan, near Union U.B. church, of which she was a faithful member until within a few years of her death when she went to Kansas to live with her son and daughter, and not being near the church of her choice, she joined the Methodist Episcopal church and lived therein a devoted christian to the thime of her death. Her life numbering seventy-seven years, one month and eighteen days, was almost all spent in the serice of Christ. She has left a large number of relaties and friends, both here and in Kansas and five children who have lost an exemplary mother, to greet in heaven a husband and five children, who awaited her there and where she will receive the reward of the faithful.
Mourned and missed by many,
Free from sorrow and pain,
Sheltered at last in heaven.
Our loss is but her gain.
Unknown Newspaper clipping, HCHS
The Hocking Sentinel
May 17 1900
Judge Biddle, one of Hockings first born and whose ancestors grave is marked by a monument on the farm owned by John Daugherty, died at his home in Logansport, Indiana, on last Sunday in the 90th year of hs age. He was an eminent lawyer, a versatile writer, and one of the good and strong men of his day and generation.
Sarah Jane (McCormick) Bickel
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Journal-Gazette: December 15, 1907, Logan, OH.
The deceased Sarah Jane McCormick was born, August 16, 1841, in the state of Pennsylvania, departed this life November 23, 1907, at the age of 66 years, three months and seven days. She was united in marriage to Lewis Bickel, April 30, 1860. There were born to this union 19 children, 13 are still living, six sons and seven daughters to mourn their loss. On March 18, 1906, she united with the Presbyterian church at Union Furnace on profession of faith in Christ. She often expressed herself that for man years before she united with the church that she brought all her cares in prayer to God. Lately, that if it was the Lord's will to spare her life longer all was well, if not "The will of the Lord will be done." The funeral services were conducted at the home by her pastor, Rev. J. McDowell, assisted by Rev. Seamans of the U. B. church.
We lay our mother's form away,
With lonely hearts and sad,
But shining through the rifted cloud,
Is that which makes us glad.
For we saw upon our mother's face,
While she suffered in her pain,
A strange sweet peace seemed to say,
For me to die is gain.
Whence came this sweet assurance
This soul inspiring cheer?
We turn and look on mother's life,
And lo, we find it here.
For now we hear her telling,
And her soul is all aglow,
"I gave my heart to Jesus
And He doth make it so."
And then we know the secret source,
Of all her joy and peace
She trusted Jesus through His word,
Whose love can never cease.
Submitted by A Friend of Free Genealogy
The Hocking Sentinel
April 12 1900
Miss Della Beaugher was born on October 14th 1885 and died at her home near Rockbridge, Ohio, April 3rd 1900, aged 14 years 5 months and 20 days.
She endured her affliction with Christian grace and fortitude. She said at diffrent times, "I am not afraid to die, I am prepared, I want to go home and there we will meet singing beautiful songs." "Yes my name is written there," was also her utterance. She told her friends and relatives not to weep for her.
She leaves father and mother and four brothers and two sisters to mourn her departure. One brother and one sister having proceeded her to the world of spirits. In the Fairview cemetery her body was gently placed away to await the "Resurrection Dawn."
N E Cornetet
The Logan Republican
June 18 1914 ELIZA BIRD DEAD
Mrs Eliza Bird, aged 80, after a long and painful illness died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Fred Angle, 18 East Front street Monday at 4:30 p.m. The remains were conveyed to Laurel township, her former home Wedneday morning and the funeral services were held at the Mt Pleasant M. E. church at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the near by cemetery. Mrs. Bird was born in Pennsylvania and came to Hocking county while yet a child and has lived continuously in Hocking until her death about 75 years. Mr and Mrs Nate Johnson, Mr and Mrs Clarence Whitner, Mr and Mrs Ben Jadwin, Mr and Mrs Marsh Jadwin, Mrs Etta Wadworth, Miss Lou Steele and Mr George Lane, relatives of this city, attended the funeral.
Mrs. Bertha Wright Bishop, Dead
It is indeed with deep sympathy that we thus announce the death of Mrs. Betha Wright Bishop, the young and highly esteemed wife of our good townsman George Bishop. Less than a year ago these happy and esteemed young people joined their lives together for the battle of life as one, and now so early down the path of happiness they are so sadly torn asunder by the sudden taking away of the happy, contented, loving wife. The community have stood breathless for ten days in the knowledge of her serious sickness, and her welfare was the inquiry on every lip, and her recovery was the prayer that ascended from every bended knee, but the awful hand of disease, and the never ceasing clutch of pain, little by little wore out her peaceful and useful life, and she passed away from a host of heart broken friends, a young husband's broken and bleeding heart, and the little infant child so much needing the tender care of the dear mother, as none other could minister to its tender life. The young husband and mourning family may be comforted in the universal sympathy of the community, and knowledge of her high esteem and noble womanhood.
Unknown newspaper clipping Hocking County Historical Society. Handwritten date of 7-13-1897
The Hocking Sentinel
April 12 1900
Death of Mrs D R Bishop
Mrs D R Bishop died Wednesday night, April 11th. Funeral Saturday at 2 pm standard time Presbyterian church. Friends are invited. Friends can view the remains from one o'clock Friday until Saturday noon.
The Democrat-Sentinel
June 4 1925
A W Blosser Dies At Hospital
The death of A. W. Blosser 48 of Gallagher avenue, occurred at grant Hospital, Columbus, Sunday night, following an operation for strangulated hernia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the U. B. Church. Rev. T. C. Harper will officiate. interment under the direction of Heinlein Bros., will be made in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. Blosser was rushed to the hospital about midnight Saturday for an immediate operation. Mr. Blosser was a telegraph operator, and at one time had worked for the H. V. railway company. He is survived by his wife and several children.
The Hocking Sentinel
July 5 1900
Mr Andy Blum, one of the oldest and most esteemed citizens, died at his home near Enterprise on last Monday. The funeral was on yesterday, interment in the Lutheran cemetery near Lances, Rev. Spoehr of Logan onducting the service.
The Hocking Republican
Sept 29, 1904
Solomon Blum, son of Andrew Blum and Sarah Blum born August 6, 1861, departed this life September 18, 1904, aged 43 years, one month and 12 days. The deceased was baptized in early infancy and was united with the St. John's Lutheran church at an early age, and remained a faithful and consistant member until his death. He was united in marriage with Rachel M. Cotterman October 12, 1882.
To this union which was a happy one was born twelve children, eight boys and four girls, three of whom preceeded him to the spirit world. The decased generally enjoyed good health until several months ago. He received ailments that baffled the best of medical skill, from which he never recovered. He was an ardent and faithful worker in the church. To his efforts probably more than any one else this new church edifice was erected. It was their special care to rear their family in the field of the Lord. May the Go of all concolation help the bereaved widow and her orphans in this hour of sorrow. Buried by Rev. E.G.Spoehr at St. John's church.
Cares and crosses all are over
Sin and sorrow overcome;
And the soul, by Christ her lover,
Hath at last been taken home.
The Hocking Republican
Apr 21, 1904
Goldie Mary Boal, was born at New Pittsburg, Ohio, November st 1892, died at Concol, Ohio, on the 16th day of April 1904, aged 11 years, six months and 16 days. We loved her, yes we loved her but angels loved her more and they have sweetly called her to yonder golden shores the golden gates were open, a gentle voice said, come and with farewell spoken she calmly entered home. She was loved by all who knew her. She was kind and affectionate. She loved her Sabbath school and Junior league which she was afaithful member and officer. We shall miss her in the Sabbath school League but we feel that which we have lost has been Heaven's gain. She leaves a faithful father, mother, two sisters and a host of friends to mourn her loss. We shall meet her at the Resurrection morn.
The Hocking Republican
Sep 29, 1904
Died in Hospital
Two weeks ago John Boling of near the Rock House was in Logan little dreaming that in less than a fortnight he would be a corpse. He was injured some way, he knew not how, and the result was gangrene in his foot. Wednesday he was taken to the Protestant Hospital at Columbus to have the injured member amputed. He never rallied from the operation. He was interred ar Fairview Cemetery Friday.
The Hocking Republican
Nov 12, 1903
Somebody's Carlessness
Causes the Death of Four Children near Rockbridge--
Terrible Explosion of Nitro-Glycerine.
One of the saddest events that ever happened in Hocking county occurred near Rockbridge Sunday about noon.
Oscar and Charley Bond, aged 14 and 12, and Rossie Conrad, aged 11, found a can which they supposed contained grease which had been hid under the rocks by some one, and which they took home thinking it might be useful for greasing wagons. They took the can into the house and Mrs. Bond, like any mother would do, told them to take it out of doors, little thinking it contained nitro-glycerine. They took it out and proceeded to investigate, when a terrible explosion caused a scene that beggars description. The three boys and a little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bond were instantly killed and terribly mutilated. One side of the house was caved in the siding being torn off and the studding broken, and one of the bodies blown with such force that it lodged between the studding in the side of the house. The force of the explosion was so great that the sash and glass were all broken and the plastering all knocked off. A little three year old girl of Mr. and Mrs. Bond had followed the quartet, and was also bent on seeing the contents of the can, but was providentially called away just before the accident occurred, having retired to the closet. At first Mr and Mrs Bond seemed dazed by the catastrophe and did not seem to realize their loss, but when the awful truth burst upon them, their grief were frightful to see.
It was not long until the neighbors had gathered in and a search was made for the fragments of what had but a short time before been four happy children. It took over an hour to accomplish this work. The little bodies were cared for as tenderly as possible and made ready for burial. The funeral of the Bond children was held Tuesday at the United Brethren church in Rockbridge. The services were conducted by Elder W.M. McBroom, after which they were laid to rest in Fairview cemetery. The funeral of Rossie Conrad was held at Union church by Elder G.V. McBroom. He was interred in the old burying ground near the church.
The parents of these children have the sympathy of the whole community and many were the tears shed for them in their sorrow.
Mr and Mrs Conrad were in Logan the day before and the little boy was with them.
The Hocking Sentinel
Jan 7 1892
James Mead Bowen, second son of Wm M and Mary E Bowen, was born in the village of Logan, Hocking County, Ohio, on the 14th day of August, A.D. 1859 and died on the 31st day of Dec. A.D. 1891 at the age of 32 years, 4 months and 17 days, of la grippe reseulting in paralysis of the brain. The deceased was unmarried, a mechanic and by trade a painter and finisher, having worked during life in his native village, Cincinnati, Chicago, Minneapolis and many other cities and towns in the North and western States. While in the city of Minneapolis some 5 years ago he was stricken down with a malignant fever from the effects of which he never entirely recovered and with constitution impaired made him an easy prey for the direful scourge now prevailing throughout our land. James M made many friends. Quiet, unobstrusive, gentlemanly, and kind in his disposition, his memory will be cherished, his loss felt. Funeral services were held at the residence of his father, conducted by Rev D R Moore, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of Logan, O. and from thence loving hands taken to the Old Cemetery and his body deposited by the side of his dear departed mother and two sisters. May he rest in peace.
--James Bowen, youngest son of Cap Bowen, died suddenly on last Thursday afternoon from paralysis of the brain. He had been ailing for some weeks with the gripp. He died about thirty hours after the paralysis fell upon him. His remains were interred on Saturday afternoon in the old cemetery by the side of his mother.
The Hocking Sentinel
June 29 1905
Lance Clifton, infant son of Mr and Mrs R C Bottomly was born May 22 1905 and departed this life June 25 1905, aged one month and three days. He was taken sick Friday, June 23, and after hours of intense suffering, the Master called him to be another bright star in his crown.
Tis hard to break the tender chord,
That binds us heart to heart,
Tis hard to speak the bitter words
We must forever part.
The funeral services was held at the home of Mr Edward Ghent and burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Rev. J U Brown officiating.
The Ohio Democrat
April 13 1889
The death of Mary E Botts took place at her home near Smith's Chapel on the 19th of March 1889 in the 31st year of her age.
She was married to Charles H. Shaw December 1876.
She leaves a husband and four children one having died several years ago.
She was converted and joined the M.E. CHurch Feb. 1875 under the ministry of L H Binkley.
Her life was a consecration to her family and the church. Her character was adorned with all the graces of christian womanhood.
Her saintly life will be a precious heritage to this community forever.
As a daughter, friend, wife and mother she was the ideal of all that was beautiful and good. She was triumphant in death, however, overcome b y the blood of the Lamb and the word of her testimony. She expressed a wish to live for her children, but was able to say, "Thy will be done.(") To her pastor she said, "All is well, this suffering will soon be over".
Her funeral was largely attended(.)Thus passes from earth another noble life, but the golden grain must fall into the ground if it bring forth fruit. The grief stricken family have the sympathy of all.
The Hocking Sentinel
Jan 21 1892
Mrs. O.H. Bryan Dies At Age Of 71
Mrs. Ruth A. Bryan, 71, of 534 E. Second St., widow of O.H. Bryan, died unexpectedly at 8 p.m. Friday at her home. In the afternoon, she had attended Good Friday services at the Logan EUB Church and shopped with her daughter until 4 p.m., when she returned home. Born at Union Furnace, she was the daughter of Fielding J. and Mary Washburn Clark. Her husband died Sept. 20, 1953. She lived in Union Furnace until 1943 when she moved to Logan. She was a member of the Logan EUB CHurch and the WSWS and Willing Workers Sunday School class of the church, and also a member of the WCTU. Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Mary Louise Frey of Logan; two sons, Harold and Robert Bryan, both of Logan; two grandchildren; a brother Charles Clark of Union Furnace, and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Cehrs of Logan and Mrs. Alma Abram of Columbus. Other than her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a grand-daughter Sandra Frey, four brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Logan EUB Church, with the Rev. D. S. Dunkle officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Heinlein Funeral Home after 7 tonight.
Unknown newspaper clipping from HCHS. Handwritten date on the bottom of 'died April 16,1965'
The Hocking Sentinel
April 2 1903
Death of Mrs Brooker
Mrs Barbara Brooker died at her home in Logan on March 19, 1903. She was born in Germany in 1825. She was married to Mr Joe Brooker and came to America and to Logan in 1859, and has been a good and respected cirizen here until her death. She was the mother of three sons and one daughter; but one son, Roman brooker, survives her.
The Ohio Democrat
February 2 1899
Samuel Brooks was born June 8, 1835, in Hocking county, Ohio, and died January 20th 1899.
He was married to Miss Mary Liston, Oct 6th 1870, by Rev G W Mechling. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs Mary E Tatman, and three grandchildren to mourn the loss of a kind husband, father and grandfather.
At the beginning of the civil war, he became a member of Co. I 31st, O V I, and as a brave soldier, served his country from 1861 to 1865.
He took active part in engagements at Mill Spring, Chicamauga, Missionary Ridge and many other hard fought battles. Also, through the Atlanta campaign, until he was wounded at Kenesaw Mountain on June 124th 1864.
He had been a sufferer for the last five years from that dreaded disease, consumption, and been confined to his bed for about six weeks, but bore his suffering with that cheerful fortitude which only a brave soldier can show.
He testified to his family and friends that all was well, and that he was trusting God. His last words were: "Good bye to the world!" "May God bless you all."
Funeral services were conducted at Fairview church, by the Rev L J Hopper, of the U B Church, who preached from Job. 14-14 "If a man die, shall he live again?"
Interment took place in Amanda Township Cemetery.
The Ohio Democrat
April 7 1904
Walter Edward Brown, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Edward M Brown was born in Hocking Co., Ohio, April 17th, 1883. he passed from the land of the dying to the land of the living, April 2nd, 1904, when he lacked only 15 days of being 21 years of age. A member fo the Sunday school for a number of years, he became a member of the Logan Presbyterian church, when he was about 15 years old, and he remained a faithful member of this church, until the day of his death. He attended the Logan public schools, leaving the High School about three years ago, when he went to Columbus to accept a useful and responsible position; and he came home to die--leaving in Columbus nothing but appreciation and love among both his employers and fellow employees. While he found many pleasant friends in Columbus, yet his letters and visits showed that his heart was often in Logan, and it was sweetly sad both to him and to the family that he could spend his last hours amid the sympathy and loving ministrations of the loved ones at home. But God has called Walter Brown to himself, and while the natural eye sees in his death nothing but loss, the spiritual eye sees that God's way is "far better", to be "absent from the body and be present with the Lord." The funeal was held at the Presbyterian church on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Dr H J Steward conducting the services. Many friends from Columbus as well as from Logan attended, showing that he had won a place in the esteem of those with whom he had associated away from home as well as having many friends in his native town.
Martha E. (Courter) Buckingham, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Courter, was born at Red Bank Furnace, Armstrong County, Pen., November 12, 1951 (obviously wrong, should be 1851) and departed this life at Union Furnace, Hocking County, Ohio, March 25, 1922, aged 70 years, 4 months and 13 days. She was united in marriage to Andrew B. Buckingham, November 12, 1874. To this union were born five children, four sons and one daughter. Three sons preceded her into the great beyond. She leaves to mourn her loss an aged husband, one daughter, one son, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, one brother and a host of relatives and friends. In early life she gave her heart to God and united with the U.B. Church at Center Chapel, later being transferred to the M.E. Church at the same place. She remained loyal and tru to the Cause, always ready for every Christian duty which devolved upon her. She was devoted wife, a loving and affectionate mother. And as she has gone from our midst it is with feeling of great sadness that we must say "Good-bye." Funeral service conducted from the U.B. Church at Union Furnace Monday, March 27, 1922, at 10 A.M., by the pastor, Rev. S.O. Allebaugh. Those in charge of the singing was Mrs. Allebaugh, Mrs. Bert Ingmire, Mr. Ottis Pence and R.B. Longstreth. Interment in the Miller Cemetery.
Mr. Andrew B. Buckingham and children desire to express their sincere thanks to their kind neighbors and friends for their assistance and sympathy during the sickness and death of wife and mother.
Andrew B. Buckingham
Charles Buckingham
Mrs. Mintie Ingmire
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society
The Athens Messenger
July 1 1886
Mr John Bowlby, of near Winona Furnace, and one of the first settlers in that section of Hocking county, died recently.
Orren Buckingham was born near Starr, Hocking county, Ohio, March 18th, 1835 and died March 10th, 1897, aged 61 years, 11 months and 22 days. On November 5th, 1857, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Sudlow, who with three daughters and a host of friends live to mourn his departure. He was in poor health for many years and on February 4th, 1896, had a stroke of paralysis while working alone on his farm and laid suffering in the cold several hours before he was discovered and kind arms carried him to his house and with all the medical assistance available he only regained strength enough to walk about his premises. He was a member of the M.E. church, kind and patient during his affliction and lingered on until he sank into an easy slumber and with a smile he passed over the river where there is no sorrow. Funeral exercises were conducted at Starr by Rev. Blair, from the text Isaiah, 40th chapter, 8th verse, and interred in the O'Neill cemetery.
Unknown newspaper clipping Hocking County Historical Society. Handwritten date of 3-10-1897
The Ohio Democrat
Sept 3 1887
Harry Burbery, after a long illness died of consumption on Wednesday. Funeral took place from Presbyterian church on Friday.
The Democrat Sentinel
August 20 1909
In Memorium.
Racheal Burgoon, daughter of Peter and Catherine Burgoon, was born in Hocking county, Ohio, Oct 28th, 1849, died in Laurelville, O., Aug 11th, 1909, at the age of 59 years, 9 months and 13 days. She was married to John Stevens on the 9th day of April, 1870. This marriage was not blessed by any children. She joined the M.E. church at Pine Grove, in the winter of 1875 under the Pastorage of Rev Dollison, and remained faithful to her profession until death. During her last illness she frequently spoke of her abiding faith in her Redeemer, and the blessed hope ahe had, that when her days of suffering were ended, she would live with him forever. She leaves to mourn her departure, a loving and devoted husband, one brother, three sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was buried in Pine Grove cemetery Aug 12th, 1909, Rev. Chas. W. Graham officiating. Not now, but in the coming years
It may be in the better land
We'll read the meaning of our tears
And then, sometime, we'll understand.

We'll catch the broken thread again
And finish what we here begun
Heaven will its mysteries explain
And then, oh thee, we'll understand.

Then trust in God through all thy days
Fear not, for He doth hold thy hand
Though dark thy way still sing and praise
Sometime, sometime, we'll understand.

Card of Thanks
We desire thus publicaly to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness during the last sickness of our dear wife.
John Stevens

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