[D] Hocking County Ohio Obituaries

The Ohio Democrat
August 28, 1886
Mrs Mary Davis, of Green township, died, aged about 75 years.
The Ohio Democrat
January 3 1901
Isaac W Davis was born January 12th 1879 and departed this life September 21, 1900 aged 21 years, 8 months and 9 days. Wesley was an industrious young man, always ready to help those in meed of his help; was one of the jewels in the home, and was loved by his associates. His sufferings are over and we have reasons to believe he is at rest, for he said, "I am ready; it is all well with me."
He leaves to mmourn, father, mother, five brothers, five sisters and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral at the Pisgah M.E. Church Sabbath morning, Sept. 23, in the presence of a large number of sympathizing friends and neighbors.
J.C. McLaughlin.
The Ohio Democrat
September 18, 1886
Death of W M Davey, Esq.
It is with sorrow that we announce the death of W M davey, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, which took place Monday afternoon at four o'clock. For more than two months he had been confined to his house and chair, his disease, dropsy, being of such a nature that he could not at any time lie down without increasing his sufferings to such an extent that they could not be endured, and he breathed his last sitting in his chair. Previous to his last illness, his health, for a long time, had been very poor, in fact he never fully regained his health after a severe attack of rheumatisim, which he underwent five or six years ago. He was born in the Parish of St Neott, in Cornwall, England, Sept 7th 1812. in the spring of 1831, he emigrated to Quebec, Ontario, and came to the United States in the winter of 1833-34. July 24th 1837, he was married to Catherine kent, who still survives him, at Roscoe, Coshocton county, Ohio. They had ten children, five boys and five girls, two of whom, a boy and a girl, are dead. He came to Logan about 1849, having lived some years previously in Green township. During his life he held various positions of honor and trust. He was Constable, Marshall of Logan, Deputy Sheriff of the county from 1859 to 1863, and from 1867 to 1871. he was Justice of the peace in Falls township in the interval of his terms as Sheriff, and again continuously from 1872 to the time of his death. In politics he was a sound, unflinching Democrat, and always, in season, and out of season, contended for Democratic principles, and had the grand satisfaction of seeing his party restored to power by the people in his lifetime after twenty-four years of republican misrule. He was a man of firmness and decision of character. In matters of public trust, he possessed the Jeffersonian requirements, capability, honesty, and fidelity to our free institutions. In private life he was equally fair and honest. His funeral on Wednesday, was attended by the Logan Band, the Masonic Lodge, and a very large concourse of all classes of our citizens. CARD OF THANKS The family of W M Davey desire to express their sincere thanks and best wishes to the neighbors and friends for their kindness manifested during his long affliction; to the members of the Band and Masonic Lodge for their kind acts in attending his funeral; and to all the people who manifested so much sympathy and regard for them in their bereavement.
The Ohio Democrat
April 7 1904
Death of George Deishley, Jr
After a lingering illness of tuberculousis, George Deishley Jr. died at his home on Walnut Street, Sunday morning. He had been employed in Lancaster for the last several years, and declining in health he returned to his home here, about two months ago. Against all the medical skill that could be procured, he rapidly grew worse and passed away. The funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday afternoon, the Lodge of Eagles of Lancaster and Red Men of Logan of which he was a member, attended the funeral in a body. A special train bearing nearly 200 with the Mechanics Band, came from Lancaster. The Eagle's used their impressive ritualistic service at the home and the Red Men at the grave, releasing the white dove to reprsent the flight of the soul. Rev T B White preached the funeral and a male quartette furnished the music. George Deishley was born and raised in Logan. Was a school boy among us, and was of such a happy and jolly disposition that he could truthfully count every person in the community, his friend. The friends he made in his few years in Lancaster, is attested by the great crowd of prominent business men with their wives that came to the funeral. The vast banks of floral tributes were by far the mmost elaborate and beautiful we have ever seen. The following obituary which tells the story of the life of the deceased was read by Rev White:
George W Deishley was born in Logan, Aug 2, 1877, and died Sunday morning, April 3rd, 1904, aged 28 years, 8 months and 1 day. He was the second son of George and Sarah Deishley, and leaves these sorrowing parents, a sister and two brothers, who grieve for the first broken link in the chain of home companionship. The greater part of his life was spent in Logan, where, as a school boy and young man, he made many friends, who remembered him kindly during his illness. For the last four years he had been living in Lancaster and the host of sympathetic friends in that city, who helped lighten his long days of pain by their thoughtful courtesies, shows that his genial and happy disposition was appeciated and loved. He belonged to the Red Men of Logan and the Eagles of Lancaster, and greatly enjoyed these affliations with good and loyal companions. He came home about ten weeks ago, and for a short time, his illness not being so acute, he could leave the house; but the last weeks which brough great suffering and pain, were spent in the quiet sickroom. Here he was the same cheerful boy of the strong, well days, his heart a little lonely for absent friends, but never complaining, never discouraged, always trying to make the hearts of his dear ones brighter and more hopeful. Death came to him on the Resurrection morning and found him fearlessly smiling, on his lips a message of hope and peace to his loved ones, happy and satisfied in knowing that the Easter sun would shine for him in fairer climes.
The family of Mr George Deishley authorizes us to thank the good friends and the orders and musicians for their kindness in the sickness and death of their beloved son and brother.
DENNIS--Mrs Dennis, wife of George Dennis, died at her home in Bloomingville on Wednesday morning February 23rd, from that awful ravageous disease, consumption. She was married only last spring, and leaves a bereaved husband with a two months babe to care for. Services were held on the 24th ult., in the M.E. church at South Bloomingville, Thomas Allison officiating. Interment was made in Harper's cemetery.
Unknown newspaper clipping from HCHS-handwritten date of 3-15-1898
Fort Wayne News
April 30 1914
Ben Diebold, aged sixty-six years, died at 6:30 o'clock last night at his residence, eight miles north, on the Auburn road, in Perry township. Mr Diebold went with his son to the woods to work and was apparently in the best of health until shortly after the son left him, which was about 5 o'clock. The son went directly to the house and remained there until 6 o'clock, when he and his mother thought it quite strange that Mr Diebold did not come, and immediately started a search for him, with the assistance of a few neighbors who had been summoned. After a short time he was found lying on his back a few feet distant from where he had been working. He was put into a buggy and started for the house, but death came just before the house was reached. The deceased was born and raised in Hocking county, Ohio, and came to Allen county thirty years ago and located on the farm, in Perry township, where he died. Surviving are the wife, Mary Diebold, and three daughters, Mrs Jerome Girard, of Washington township; Mrs E J Wheelock, of St Joe township; and Miss Blanche Diebold, of Hillsdale, Mich., one son and a sister also survive--Harry Edward Diebold, who lives at home, and Mrs David Schrader, of Logan, O. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m., from the residence, and at 10 a.m. from the St Vincent's Catholic church, of which he was a member. Interment will be in the St. Vincent's Catholic cemetery.
The Athens Messenger April 23, 1945 John DeVore Rites Are Held in Logan
LOGAN--Services for John William DeVore, age 47, who died in University Hospital Wednesday, were held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fellowship Church with the Rev H O Davis of Breman officiating. Mrs Edgar Hillyer sang "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be" and "Face to Face" with Mrs Pearl Linton at the piano. Pallbearers were: Foster Guess, Roosevelt Mohler, Nelson Skivers, John Woolever, Herman Malone and Algerman Beougher. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery by Heinlein and Son.
The Athens Messenger
Feb 19 1928
Woman is Found Dead in Bed at Union Furnace
Mrs Sarah Disbennet Had Been In Poor Health for Months
LOGAN-Feb 18-Declining health covering a period of several months ended with the death of Mrs Sarah Disbennet, 60 [? not readable] wife of George Disbennet at the home near Union Furnace Friday morning. She was found dead in bed and the death was attributed to heart trouble. Condition of the husband, who has been ill for many weeks with kidney and heart disease was reported as being critical Friday afternoon. Mrs Disbennet had lived her life on the same farm on which she was born. Besides the husband, she leaves three sons and a daughter who are Floyd, Clyde and Donald Disbennet all of Union Furnace, and Miss Bertha Disbennet at home. She was the sister of Mrs Mary Lehman, West Virginia; Mrs Louise Gray, Sunbury; Noel Sudlow, Green township; and George Sudlow, Convoy. Funeral services will be held Monday at the home with the Rev John Sudlow, Pleasantville, a nephew, officiating. Burial will be made at Starr cemetery.
Henry Doebele was born in Baden-Baden, Germany, in 1822. Came to this country in 1847. He first located in Cincinnati, thence he went to Zanesville, where he married Miss Barbara Till. He went into business soon afterwards in Taylorsville, O., coming to Logan about twenty-five years ago. Three children were born, Henry, Nicholas and Ida. The two sons and wife survive. He died on Dec. 4, 1897. His remains were interred in Oak Grove Cemetery on Monday morning. A Requiem Mass was celebrated, Father Powers conducting the religious exercises. May he rest in peace.
Unknown newspaper clipping Hocking County Historical Society. Handwritten date of 12-9-1897
The Democrat-Sentinel
August 6 1925
Sarah Catherine Dollison, daughter of Sarah and Jacob Jefferson, was born in Vinton county, Ohio Feb. 14, 1848 and died at her home in Logan, July 13 1925 at the age of 77 years and seven months. She was united in marriage to F. W. Dollison, Oct. 17 1865 at Charleston, Ill. To this union six children were born. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and the Women's Relief Corps of this city for many years and one of Logan's oldest residents having lived at her home on North Walnut street for almost thirty-seven years. She was a true Christian woman, always doing deeds of kindness and giving words of encouragement wherever her services were needed, so long as her health would permit. Five daughters and one son survive to mourn the death of a devoted mother; Mrs Myrtle Vorhees, Mrs Ivy Brooke of Pleasantville; Mrs Frances Kittemiller of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs Della Bishop and Miss Madge Dollison of Logan; and Dr. R. O. Dollison of Phoenix, New York; also twelve grand-children, her husband and three grand-children having preceded her to the spirit world. She will be greatly missed among her family and friends but our loss is her gain of an eternal home and God in calling her, has enriched his heavenly kingdom.
The Ohio Democrat
March 10 1904
Dr. S.S. Dollison
Dr Samuel S Dollison was born in Green County, Pennsylvania. Sept 30th 1823. His parents James and Mahala Dollison, moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio, when he was but a boy, and consequently he was raided and educated in Ohio. Dr Dollison in the early part of his business life, was a teacher. During his several terms of teaching school, he studied the preliminary branches of medicine, after which, he turned his full time to the study of medicine and surgery, and graduated with honor in Starling College, Columbus, Ohio. He was also a graduate in dentistry. These professions he followed to the end of his life. Dr Dollison married Martha Ann Bennett, Aug. 19th 1852. This union was blessed with one child, the wife and child both being taken from him by death, in less than two years after their marriage. Subsequently he was married to Miss Cecilia Pechin, March 8th, 1855, to which union eight children were born: Mrs Eugene Mitchell of Graysville, Tenn., Edward Dollison, of Denver, Col., Mrs Wm Baker of Roseville, O., Mrs May Buchanan of Columbus, O., Mr George Dollison of Roseville, O., Mr T M Dollison of Galion, O., Mrs James A Irick of Pleasantville, O, O., and Mr A H Dollison. his wife and mother of his children, was taken from him by death June 21st 1892. He was again united in marriage July 16th 1893, to Mrs Martha Hart. He lived his wife a quiet and happy life till the end. He died Feb. 27th, 1904, making him 80 years, 4 months and 28 days. Dr. Dollison has yet living, one brother and two sisters; Dr G. W. Dollison of Logan, O., Martha J barker of Columbus, O., and Lucy A Crawford of Logan, O. his wife has lost a kind, good husband, the childen a kind and honorable father and the brother and sisters a favorite and beloved brother, and the relatives and whole community a grand, honorable and good neighbor and physician. The funeral took place Monday at 2 o'clock from the Pleasant Run Baptist Church, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. The remains of our dear one was then layed away to rest in peace in the Pleasant Run cemetery, till the Resurrection of the dead.
A friend
The Democrat Sentinel
May 8 1930
Infant Dies Thrus.
Funeral Services For Reita Jones Donaldson Held At St. John's Catholic Church
Reita Jones Donaldson, 3 day old daughter of Mr and Mrs Floyd Donaldson, died at the family home in Dicken Addition about 6:30 o'clock, Thursday evening. Shirt services were held at St John's Catholic church, Saturday at 9 A.M., with the Rev. Father J T Nevin, officiating. Interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery by the Leonard Funeral Service. Other than the parents there is left one brother, Floyd Lewis and the grandparents, Mr and Mrs Perry Donaldson and Mr and Mrs J J Ucker, Logan
The Ohio Democrat
January 4 1890
Wm. R Durant, an old and respected farmer, about three miles south-west of town was found dead in his bed yesterday morning about 5 o'clock. He had been complaining some the day before of a "stitch" in his back, and trouble in his stomach, but there was nothing to excite alarm, and was better towards evening, and went to bed, telling his folks that they need not stay up on his account. His daughter was up ay 2 o'clock in the night, and he was then all right, and another person who occupied the same room, heard him snoring after that time. But when members of the family arose at five in the morning they found him dead. He was born in England and came to this country in his 16th year, was 76 years old. The funeral will be to-morrow (Sunday) at Mt. Morris Chapel, leaving the residence at 9 o'clock a.m.

The Ohio Democrat
January 11 1890
William R Durant died at his residence near Logan, O., Jan 3 '90 aged 76 years, 1 month and 7 days. He was born in England Nov. 27th 1813. He was married to Elizabeth Andress in the year 1835. There were born to them 9 children, 22 grand children and 8 great grand children. He leaves 1 brother and 2 sisters. His wife and two children having preceded him to the better land. Seven children are left to mourn. He United with the Methodist church in the year 1833, then afterward he united with the U.B. church in which he lived until he died. A large circle of friends are left to mourn their loss. But their loss is his gain. Thus our neighbors and friends are taken away by death one by one. Te old home of this venerable and aged christian father is now broken up. Father and mother are both dead. This devoted christian will be much missed by many, but more by his children. They are done hearing oral counsel from the lips of father. May it not be that this sad berievment (sic) may have a tendency to deeply rivet on their minds a father's counsel. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. N. Lohr in Morris Chapel on the 5th of Dec. 1890. Rev. Bell assisting.
Last Member of 24 Children in Pioneer Family Succumbs

"LOGAN - The death of Mrs. Elsie Lanning Donley at New Straitsville last week marked the passing of the last member of a family of 24 children, who were born to James Lanning, Hocking County pioneer, who was married twice.
"Mrs. Donley was a child of the second marriage with ten being born to that union, while by a former marriage there were 14 children.  Lanning settled at Oreville in 1825 and was one of the first white settlers within the territory now embraced by Hocking County.
"His descendants are scattered over Hocking and Perry Counties in large numbers.  Logan, New Straitsville, Gore, Oreville, New Pittsburg, Spencer Hollow, and union Furnace contain many people who trace their ancestry to this hardy pioneer, who traveled to this district by horseback from Pennsylvania.
"Lanning lived to be 92 years old.  Four of his sons reached 90 years and most of the 24 children who grow to manhood and womanhood were 75 years or more.  All of the territory now included in the village of Oreville was part of his land.
"When he had any grain to be ground into meal, he had to make a trip to Chillicothe as that was where the nearest mill was located.  the rifle on which he relied to protect himself and family to aid in bringing meat to the family larder is now possessed by Lew Laughlin, Maxville, who married one of his descendants."

(contributed by Shirley A.)

Circleville Democrat
April 14, 1865
David Dresbach, Esq., died at his residence in Laurel township, Hocking county, on the 4th inst. He was a prominent man in his county, having served several years in the Legislature, and as associate Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He was born in Saltcreek township, this county, and was in the neighborhood of sixty years of age. His son, W.S. Dresbach, is the present Representative from Hocking county. His remains were interred at Tarlton on the 6th.
Seth L Dupler was born September 20th, 1839; departed this life August 2d, 1903, aged 63 years, 10 months and 2 days. He joined the M.E. Church at the tender age of 14 years, and was a constant and efficient christian throughout his life, never swerved from duty, was devout to the cause of Christ, and with the Apostle Paul could say "I have fought a good fight and never departed from the faith." He was prayerful and obedient to God's command. Although hurried into eternity by accident yet there is no doubt he has gone to reap his reward for his earnest perseverence for a christian life in that haven of rest. He leaves a wife, 6 sons, 2 daughters, 17 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters to mourn their loss, but their loss is his gain.
Unknown newspaper clipping Hocking County Historical Society. Handwritten date of 8-13-1903

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