[M] Hocking County Ohio Obituaries

The Democrat-Sentinel
Death of Ferd Magle
Ferd Magle dies at his home in West Logan, Friday, from heart failure. He was born and raised in Logan, and had been the assessor for the first ward for many years. He had lost an arm in the service of the Railroad company. He leaves a wife and two children. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the home by Rev. White. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.
Unknown newspaper clipping from HCHS-handwritten date of 2-16-1905
The Hocking Republican
Feb 18, 1904
Charles Luther Martin was born in Ewing, Ohio, January 9th, 1871 and departed this life February 2, 1904, at Columbus, Ohio. He was married to Hattie E. Miller November 30, 1899, at Columbus, Ohio. To this union was born one daughter, now three years of age. Moving to Columbus he followed his trade as machinist, working with the Columbus Machine company, where he was highly respected as a workman and as a man.
Mr. Martin leaves to mourn their loss a wife and one daughter, and aged father and mother, one sister and three brothers, one brother and one sister having preceded him to the better world. He was baptized in the M.E. Church at Ilesboro, Ohio while a child.
Mr Martin was an excellent man, whether we think of him as a citizen or workman, a husband, father, brother or son. He was an honored and esteemed member of Banner Camp 5995, Modern Woodmen of America. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, this city, Thursday, February 4th, and the fact that the church was filled is proof of the high estimate placed upon him by his many friends. Dr. Steward conducted the services and spoke at length on his many admirable qualities, and of comfort for the sorrowing.
The family desires to express their heartfelt thanks for the sympathy and kindness of their friends, shown in their sad bereavement.
The Democrat-Sentinel
August 13 1925
Summer Francis Martin, the two-weeks old son of Mr and Mrs Summer Martin, 250 West Main street, took suddenly ill last Friday afternoon and died at 11:00 o'clock Friday night. Funeral services were held from the home, Saturday afternoon, Rev. Fr. Nevin officiating. Interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery by Leonard Bros., Funeral Directors.
Sudden Death of an Old Citizen.
Mr John Martin, one of our oldest citizens died suddenly last Monday night. He was in usual health, walking on the streets Monday. He took sick Monday night about 9 o'clock with severe cramps in the stomach. Dr. Wright was called, and he seemed to be better. Later the doctor was again called, at about 4 o'clock in the morning, but before the doctor came he was dead. Mr. Martin was in his 79th year. He was a native of Washington county Penn. His funeral will be from the M.E. church this (Thursday) afternoon.
Unknown newspaper clipping, HCHS Handwritten date of 4-14-1892
The Democrat Sentinel
May 8 1930
James M Mast
James M Mast, son of Henry and Lucinda Mast, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, August 27th 1879. Died April 27 1930, at Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Aged 50 years and 8 months. On April 7th, 1901 he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Reedy. To this union was born 4 children. Mrs Margaret Blosser and Harold Mast, both of Logan, and two having preceded him in death. He was baptized in 1880 and united by confession of faith with the First United Brethern Church of Logan during the pastorate of Rev O L Barngrover and to this church he remained a member until his passing away. For a number of years Mr Mast had been engaged in the Restaurant business in Logan and was still engaged in that work when the grim reaper, Death, called him for the great change which comes to all. The messenger came and took away a loving father, husband and friend and made vacant a place in the home. He leaves a sorrowing wife, son and daughter and son-in-law and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his sudden departure.
Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low;
Thou no more will join our number
Thou no more our sorrows know.
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled
And in Heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tears are shed.
Card of Thanks
The family desires to express and tender their appreciation and sincere thanks to all for their assistance and sympathy during the sickness and decease of our beloved husband and father.
Noah Mathias
Noah Mathias died at his home in Good Hope Township, Tuesday. For many years he lived on the little farm near Whipporwill, but later moved up on Clear Creek, where he lived until his death. For several years he filled the office of justice of the peace in that township. he leaves a number of sons, nearly all of whom live in the same township. Among them are Lemuel, Israel, Darius, Frank, Wesley and Daniel. The funeral was held at the U.B. Church in Rockbridge this afternoon. Interment in Fairview cemetery.
Unknown newspaper clipping, HCHS Handwritten date of 4-30-1908
The Hocking Republican
June 23 1904
In Ripe Old Age
Isaac Mathias, of Enterprise, Passes Away
We announce with regret the decease of Isaac Mathias of Enterprise, who died Monday evening at 6:30. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 in the Antioch U B Church at Enterprise, Rev. George Geiger officiating. Mr Mathias has been for many years one of the prominant men of his community and county. He has held several important public offices, and has always discharged the duties devolving upon him, as became a gentleman and a christian. We deeply lament his loss. Mr Mathias was seventy-seven years of age last January. He has lived on the old homestead just above Enterprise for one-half a century, having purchased the farm at the age of twenty-one.
Death of Bert Martin
Bert Martin died at his home in West Logan last Thursday after an illness of some weeks and very intense suffering. He has followed blacksmithing for many years and was well known in this county and in parts of Perry where he made his residence for some time. Two years ago he was elected councilman from the First ward and was spoken of as a candidate for mayor on the Democratic ticket the coming spring. He was very corpulent and this no doubt was the cause of his death. He weighed 371 pounds. The funeral services were held at Ewing on last Sunday. He was a brother of Milt Martin the photographer.
-Unknown newspaper clipping from the HCHS, handwritten date of 2-1-1900
The Athens Messenger
March 4, 1886
In the recent death of Mr J Matheny at his late home near Haydenville Hocking county loses another of her esteemed pioneer citizens.
The Hocking Sentinel
February 07, 1884
Millie Kimble Martin was born November 7 1846. Her parents were members of U B Church, of which she became a communinant in an early age, and lived a consistant Christian life. She was married to Mr W A Martin, Dec 31, 1876. When her husband established himself in business in New Plymouth, she became a member of the Presbyterian Church of that place. The family have resided in Logan during the last year. After more of three months of great suffering, which she bore with Christian resignation, she fell asleep in Jesus on the morning of Jan 31, 1884, aged 37 yrs. Funeral discourse by Rev. C C Hart, at Ewing, where the remains were buried.
The Hocking Republican
Feb 18, 1904
Charles Luther Martin was born in Ewing, Ohio, January 9th, 1871 and departed this life February 2, 1904, at Columbus, Ohio. He was married to Hattie E. Miller November 30, 1899, at Columbus, Ohio. To this union was born one daughter, now three years of age. Moving to Columbus he followed his trade as machinist, working with the Columbus Machine company, where he was highly respected as a workman and as a man.
Mr. Martin leaves to mourn their loss a wife and one daughter, and aged father and mother, one sister and three brothers, one brother and one sister having preceded him to the better world. He was baptized in the M.E. Church at Ilesboro, Ohio while a child.
Mr Martin was an excellent man, whether we think of him as a citizen or workman, a husband, father, brother or son. He was an honored and esteemed member of Banner Camp 5995, Modern Woodmen of America. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, this city, Thursday, February 4th, and the fact that the church was filled is proof of the high estimate placed upon him by his many friends. Dr. Steward conducted the services and spoke at length on his many admirable qualities, and of comfort for the sorrowing.
The family desires to express their heartfelt thanks for the sympathy and kindness of their friends, shown in their sad bereavement.
The Athens Messenger
August 28 1928
James Martin Sr., Pioneer of City Is Buried
Veteran of Civil War Succumbs At Home Here; Was Early Settler
LOGAN--Aug 28
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon for Comrade James L Martin Sr., 85, whose death occurred at his home here Saturday afternoon.
In the death of Mr Martin, Logan loses one of its pioneers. He came to this city shortly after the close of the Civil War in 1866 to assist in drilling the first oil well in the county which was sunk near the Scotts Creek falls. Prior to that he had lived in Pennsylvania. Being impressed with Logan, he settled here and has passed the last 63 years as a resident.
When he came to Logan the population of the village was 200. The only large building on Main street then was the James block which is still standing. He assisted in the construction of the opera house block.
During the Civil War, Martin served two enlistments. He was first a member of Co. C. 140th Pennsylvnia Infantry, but was discharged for disability. After recovering his health, he enlisted with Battery D of First Battalion, Pennsylvania Artillery and served with this outfit until the end of the war. He was stationed with his battery to assist in the defense of Washington for several months.
The Ohio Democrat
February 2 1899
Miss Elizabeth Matheny was born February 6th 1835, departed this life January 11 1899, aged 63 years, 11 months, and 5 days. She was the last of a family of nine children to depart this life and we trust to enter a higher. She was good especially to her parents.
She leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services conducted by Rev Geo F Hughes at the M. E. church, Sugar Grove, Ohio, January 13 1898.
Death of Samuel Mauk
Mr Samuel Mauk, one of our most esteemed citizens died after a few hours sickness from heart disease on last Monday. The funeral was from the U. B. Church on Wednesday afternoon, Rev J. U. Brown conducting the religious services. The deceased was a soldier in the 90th regiment. The surviving members acting as pall bearers.
Unknown newspaper clipping from HCHS-handwritten date of 6-15-1905 on bottom
Samuel S Mauk Was Striken with Heart Neuralgia
While working with his bees Monday about one o'clock Samuel S Mauk was striken with an attack of Neuralgia of the heart. He was taken into the house and Dr. Alpin sent for. He rallied and seemed much better but a second attack caused his death about four o'clock. He had been a sufferer from neuralgia for some time. Mr Mauk was in his seventy-fifth year. In 1862 he enlisted in Company E. of the Ninetieth Ohio. he lleft a leg on the battlefield of Chicamauga. Mr and Mrs Mauk had traveled together in life for fifty three years, having celebrated their golden wedding three years ago. Ten children were born to them, nine of whom are living. The deceased was prominent in church work, was a member of the Masonic Lodge and G.A.R. Post of Logan. He was among our best citizens. The funeral was held at the U.B. church yesterday his pastor Rev. Brown conducting the services. The following comrades all of whom were in his own company were pall bearers: John Tritsch, Joe Collins, W.I. Bowers, Samuel B Crow, James M Mitchell, and Thomas Meldrim. Capt. I.S. Witherspoon claplain of the regiment assisted in the funeral service.
Unknown newspaper clipping from HCHS-handwritten date of 6-15-1905
The Ohio Democrat (Logan, Ohio)
Sat, Nov 29, 1890
Bessie, the little three year old daughter of Mr and Mrs J T Mayes, died Saturday morning. Funeral Sunday afternoon.
The Ohio Democrat
March 08, 1906
Passing of Aged Citizen
Mr Joseph Mayhew died last Thursday, at the home of Frank Myer, on East Second STreet, at the advanced age of 88 years. Old age and resultant feebleness were the cause of death. The funeral was held in St John's Catholic Church, Saturday morning, and interment made in Oak Grove Cemetery.
The Hocking Sentinel
Feb 19 1903
Mrs Ann Maria (Armentrout) McFadden was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, Arpril 15th, 1818, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Kate Atkins, January 29, 1903, aged 84 years, 7 months and 11 days. She was married to E F McFadden, March 1888. To this union was born 9 children, six boys and 3 girls, all of whom survive and were in attendance at her funeral except two, one son and one daughter, who preceded their mother to that Better Land. Mrs McFadden was a resident in Logan for more than half a century. She was beloved by all who knew her as a kind neighbor, a loving and dutiful wife, an affectionate mother and a true and fervent Christian. She embraced christianity at a very early age and remained firm and steadfast to the hour of her death, which was painless and peaceful. For the past few years she has been an invalid, unable to leave her home, but iin all her sufferings and trails was cared for by the loving hands of her daughter and was visited and consoled by her christian neighbors and friends and her undying faith in the Lord. The funeral was from the Presbyterian church, of which, for the past ten years or more she has been an exemplary member, the Rev. Harley J Steward officiating. Her remains were followed to her last resting palce by all her surviving children and a large concourse of friends and neighbors, where she was interred by the side of her husband in the Old Cemetery.
Miss Jane Meldrim died at the residence of Jas. Brimner in Washington Township. The deceased was born June 28 1842, died May 28 1905, aged 62 years 11 months. She was the daughter of Henry and Sarah Meldrim who preceeded her to that better land. She joined the M E Church at Center Chapel in which communion she continued until death. She was not able to attend the church for a few years on account of poor health. During her last few days on earth she was very anxious to go home to glory, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." the dead in the Lord are blessed because of their being his friends and of his being a friend to them. Her funeral took place at the home of James Brimner Monday afternoon May 29, and was conducted by Rev. Mc Dowell of New Plymouth. Her remains were laid to rest in the Honeyfork cemetery in Washington township.
-Unknown newspaper clipping, Hocking Co Historical Society. Handwritten date of 6-1-1905
Ohio Democrat
December 31 1897
From the Gibisonville Items column:
Mr William Melcher of Canton, O., was called home to his fathers of this place last week on the account of the sickness of his mother Mrs Melcher.

Mrs Elizabeth Melcher of this place, died December 23, aged 80 years, 10 months and 13 days, her remains were laid to rest in the M E Cemetery on Christmas. The funeral was preached by Rev. Prior of the M E Church of which she was a constant member for over seventy years. She was a very honorable, upright, christian woman, her seat very seldom vacant until old age deprived her of the privilege of attending church. Her death will be deplored by a large circle of relatives and friends. Mrs Melcher will be greatly missed in her neighborhood and in the church, and above all in the home. She leaves an aged husband, but her son William Melcher of Canton Ohio, will take care of the father. They will make a sale the first of the week, and then he will take his father and start for his home Tuesday morning. Mr Melcher is very old and feeble, and he will also be missed in our neighborhood, for we will never expect to see him back to this county again.
The Vinton Record (McArthur, Ohio)
Thu, Jul 18, 1867
Isabel Mettler-wife of Charles Mettler and daughter of John Karns, (an old resident and merchant of South Bloomingville, Hocking county, O.,) at her residence in Mt. Pleasant, Vinton county, O. Her remains were interred July 4 1867-her 30th birthday.
This noble lady has passed from this world of sorrow to a world of spirits and joy on high. Her kind and modest deportment won for her the love and friendship of all who knew her. Deeply do we mourn her early death, but not without hope. She leaves a sorrowful and affectionate husband and five children, many relatives and a large circle of friends to mourn. In the midst of life, we are in death.
The Hocking Sentinel
Jan 29 1903
Mrs Ann McFadden died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs Kate Atkins, this morning, at 5 o'clock, in the 86th year of her age. She was the oldest female citizen of our town, a resident of Logan for nearly seventy years.
George Brinton McClellan
son of F. W. and Jane F. Frey was born near McArthur, Vinton county, Ohio, Jane 17, 1863, died at the home of his brother D. A. Frey, Union Furnace, Ohio, October 23, 19O8, aged 41 years, four months and five days. He had been a great sufferer for the past twenty years but during this time was never known to complain or murmur in the least but always maintaining a kindiy feeling for all. His brother with whom he made his home for the past ten years was all that a brother could be and their affections for each other never wavered. The funeral services were held at Morris Chapel, October 25, by Rev. Pflasgraf. Interment at Oak Grove cemetery.
We Wish to publicly thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness during the illness and death of our near brother, George B. Frey, and also the Presbyterian Choir and organist of New Cadiz for their kindness in assisting us in the services.
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society
The Hocking Republican
Jan 30, 1903
Death of Arthur McCourtney
Arthur McCourtney, one of Logan's prominant citizens, died at his home on West Main street, Tuesday. He had been in poor health for over a year, and was confined to his home the last two or three months. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1827, and came to Perry county, Ohio, with his parents at the age of six years. In 1867 he became a resident of Logan, here he has lived ever since. He has held several positions of trust and honor, having been clerk of the court for six years. He leaves a wife and six xhildren. the funeral services were held Wednesday morning from St. John's church by Rev. Fr. Powers.
The Hocking Sentinel
July 24 1884
Miss McCroy who made her home with Morgan Kanode, died last Saturday. Her remains were interred on Monday.
The Hocking Republican
Aug 25, 1904
Died at a Ripe Old Age.
John McGurck.
John McGurck, who lived north of town, died suddenly Monday from the infirmities of old age. He was over 80 years old. The funeral was from St. John's Catholic church Wednesday morning, Father Powers officiating.
Conrad Mickel was born in Logan, Ohio, on the 13th day of August 1869, and departed this life July 10th 1900, Aged 80 yrs, 11 months and 8 days. He was baptized on the 22nd day of August 1869 by Rev. Henry Henkle, was confirmed and taken into the membership St. Matthew Society of Logan, Ohio by Rev. Louis F. Mittler. On the 22nd of April 1897 he was united in marriage to Miss Grace Blanche Reasoner. This union was blessed with two children, who with the mother, remain to mourn the loss of a kind father and loving husband. He leaves also a mother and seven brothers, one brother having passed to the country beyond. He became a member of the Hocking Valley lodge of the order of Oddfellows, September 15th 1891, and joined the Mineral Encamp May 25th 1896. He was a faithful and true Oddfellow, indrustrious, honest and faithful in every relation to his fellow men. He had been in the employ of the Hocking valley Ry Co., for more than nine years. The company loses a faithful workman, the Lodge a true friend and brother, the community one of her best citizens, the wife and children a loving husband, and devoted father, the mother a faithful son and the brothers a pleasant companion, and noble friend. The funeral took place from the M.E. Church on Thursday afternoon, Rev. A.A. Sayre officiating. Interment was had at Oak Grove Cemetery. Unknown newspaper clipping Hocking County Historical Society
The Democrat Sentinel
May 14 1925
Death has again entered our midst and taken from us an aged and respected citizen, a husband and father, whose kindness endeared him to all who knew him; a man with many friends and few enemies has left us. The subject of our sketch is Joseph, son of John and Mary Miller, who was born in Pennsylvania Feb. 10 1842 and departed this life Sunday evening, April 26, 1925, aged 83 years, two mos. and 16 days. He removed with his parents to Perry county, Ohio, when he was a small child and remained there until he grew to manhood. On August 25th, 1874 he was united in marriage to Mrs Sophie Divie; to this union was born seven children, five sons and two daughters, all of whom survive him. The deceased, shortly after his marriage, moved to a farm in Marion township and remained there until 1901; he then moved to Logan, Ohio where he spent the remaining twenty four years of his long life. Mr Miller had good health for a man of his age up to 1914 when he had an attack of sickness from which he never fully recovered; however. He worked at his loom whenever he was able until three years ago. At that time he fell from his chair while at work. Mrs Miller who was present. caught him and saved him from falling; since that time he was unable to perform any work. Two weeks ago he was stricken with flu and gradually grew worse. Sunday evening he quietly and peacefully passed away. The deceased leaves to mourn their loss an aged companion, seven children, thirty-eight grand-children, five great grand-children, and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were from St. John's Catholic church Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Father Weiland of Columbus, Ohio officiated at mass and Father Nevin preached the funeral sermon, after which the body was laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family wish to thank all who in any way assisted during the sickness and death of their husband and father; also for the beautiful floral offerings; to Heinlein Bros. for their courtesy; and to Father Nevin for his consoling words.
Elizabeth Eva Miller, wife of John Peter Miller, was born 14th of April, 1810 at Hessen Darmstadt in the village of Elbach. She was baptised and confirmed into the Evang. Lutheran church. Having married Mr J P Miller they came to this country and lived in Jefferson County, Ohio, for 5 years. Leaving said county they moved to Hocking county where Mr Miller died in 1875 leaving his widow in the care of his youngest son, Mr George Miller. Having reached the age of 87 years, 8 months, 26 days. She fell asleep January 10 believing in Him whose blood flowed on Calvary for sinners such as she realized and confessed herself to be. The word of God being her strength she was able to say "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of rightenness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day, and not only one but unto all them also that love his appearing." She was buried in the cemetery at Ewing and will be missed by all who have known her. 5 children, 43 grand children and 27 great grand children mourn their loss.
Rev. E G Spoehr
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society, handwritten date of 1-14-1898
Mrs Lizzy Miller was born in Falls township, Hocking County O. June 21 1867. Died, Monday, Sept. 5th 1898. She was 31 years 2 months and 10 days of age. She was the mother of four children, all of whom survive her. Her funeral was on Wednesday, Sept 7th. from St. John's Catholic church, in Logan, Fr. Powers conducting the religious exercises. She was a good christian and her death occasioned sorrow among her many friends. Her remains were interred in Oak Grove Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Unknown newspaper clipping from HCHS-handwritten date of 9-15-1898
The Hocking Republican
Apr 28 1904
Vester Miller the twelve year old son of Frank Miller, who was employed at the Logan Brick Manufacturing Company met with a fatal accident Monday. He was up next to the roof cleaning the screens and was shaken off, falling between the screens. His arm was broken in two places, head cut and he sustained other injuries from which he died Tuesday noon. He had just quit school to go to work, and Monday was his first day. It has been the habit among the boys to ride the screen while cleaning it, and to this fact is attributed the cause of death. Funeral services at the Catholic church this morning.
The Hocking Sentinel
April 14, 1904
William Miller, one of our oldest citizens, died on last Sunday. Funeral on Tuesday from St John's church.
The Ohio Democrat
April 14, 1904
Mr William Miller who resided in Riverdale, died on last Saturday afternoon at the age of eighty three, after a lingering illness. The funeral was on Tuesday morning from St John's Church.
Death of Ben Mills
Mr Ben Mills of South Bloomingville, was asphyxiated by gas fumes on Sunday evening in a boarding house at Columbus. The fumes of a natural gas fire filled the room to such an extent that it was some time before the police could enter, after breaking the door. Mills occupied the room for the past year. He hailed from South Bloomingville, Hocking County. He retired about 10 o'clock Saturday night. His failure to appear Sunday caused Mrs. DuVall to call the police. The gas was found burning low in the room which was shut up tightly. Coroner Hanes found that death was probably accidental. His body was taken to his father, Wilson A. Mills, a retired physician at his home at South Bloomingville for burial Tuesday. Mills is well known in the west end of the county and his sudden death was a decided shock to his friends and relatives.
Unknown newspaper clipping Hocking County Historical Society, handwritten date of 2-2-1911
The Democrat Sentinel
May 6 1909
Emzie Mills was born in Benton Township, Hocking County, Ohio, June 29 1863 and died April 20 1909. Aged 45 years, 9 months and 21 days.
She was united in marriage to J E Smith, Oct 15 1881. To this union were born eleven children, six sons and five daughters, one daughter having preceded her to the Spirit world.
She leaves to mourn their loss a husband, six sons, four daughters, three brothers, three sisters and a host of relatives and friends.
Emzie was a good neighbor and an industrious woman, and we leave her in the hands of just a God.
The Democrat Sentinel
May 8 1930
Dies At Home Near Ilesboro, Friday
Mrs Lily Milstead Had Been Ill For Many Months; Leaves Four Children
Death, due to an extended illness with tuberculosis, came to Mrs Lily Milstead, at the family home near Ilesboro, about noon, Friday. Surviving are four children, two sons and two daughters all of the home. Funeral services were held at the Mt Pleasant M.E. Church, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with the Rev. Henry L Geddes of the First Presbyterian church of Logan, officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery by Heinlein Bros.
The Logan Republican
Jan 12 1939
Marion Morse Dies Suddenly
Marion MORSE, 84, retired farmer, died at the home of Mr and Mrs C.W. Guess on North Street about 10 a.m. Tuesday. He suffered a heart attack and death came quickly. He had not been ill prior to the attack. Mr Morse lived on a farm in the Black Jack district prior to his retirement. He had been making his home with Mr and Mrs Guess for the last several months. He was the father of Mrs Guess, Mrs Ben Schrader, Logan; Benjamin Morse, West Mansfield and Samuel Morse of near Columbus. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Woodard Funeral Home. Burial will be made in Prospect cemetery near his former home.
The Hocking Sentinel
February 14, 1884
In Memorium.
"Peace to the dead in grace-sweet peace
be blest his dear design,
Who walked the Valley of Release,
And made Death's self divine;
Made grief a sacred thing, and pain
An emblem of His Cross-
That faith may see in death a gain,
Where nature sees but loss."
Departed this life on the evening of Feb'y 8th, 1884, at her home on East Second Street, this city, after a lingering illness, Miss Mary Morarity, aged 29 yrs., 6 months and 22 days. Miss Mary had been an invalid for a year and at times, suffered terribly from her disease, chronic neuralgia. Throughout her illness, which she tried to bear patiently, she had hopes of regaining her health. During the summer months, it was her assurance that autumn would bring the desired change, and later, that the genial spring time would renew her failing strength, but Providence decreed otherwise. The Death Angel called for her as silently as a thought, and before the family could realize that her repose was else but a light slumber, her soul had passed to Judgement. Very peaceful and smiling she appeared, lying so quiet on the satin cushions of the white casket, with waxen flowers clustering over her white draperies. Twined round her hands, was her dear Chaplet, that had solaced, and sanctified many weary hours of lingering pain. The funeral services were conducted on Sunday morning, at St John's Catholic Church, of which she was a member. High Requiem Mass was sung and celebrated by Rev. Father Cady, after which, the remains were born to the quiet of Oak Grove Cemetery, there to await the resurrection. May angels bear her beyond the sun lit shores of the Faraway, beyond the mysterious borders, where purified souls receive their crown, find rest eternal ans sweetest peace.
The Democrat Sentinel
May 7 1925
Death, following an illness of many weeks, but which has been quite severe during the past two weeks, came to Mrs Rachel Moore, relict of Samuel Moore, at her home on West Second street, Tuesday abour four A.M. Funeral services were conducted from the home this afternoon at two o'clock. Rev J C Arbuckle of Columbus, former district superintendent of the M.E. church and an old personal friend of the deceased officiated. Under the direction of the Harden Co. she will be laid to rest in Oak Grove. Mrs. Moore was 81 years of age and born and reared in Hocking County. All her life she had attended the M. E. church and for almost sixty years was a loyal and faithful member and church worker. She also belonged to the W.F.M.S. Mrs. Moore, whose manner was ever modest and unpretentious, had a wonderfully good influence in her home. She was loved by all for her many sterling qualities and genuine worth. One worthy and endearing feature of her life was her hospitality. The door of her home was open to all who cared to enter. Dating back to the years of her young married life when she resided in Haydenville, it was her home that sheltered the ministers and church workers sent to that district. If only one will follow in her footsteps, her life shall not have been lived in vain. Several months ago Mrs. Moore was stricken with influenza which left her with a weak heart and gradually, as a beautiful day draws to a close, so her life came peacefully to an end. Surviving are her two daughters, Lowie, wife of Dr. C.O. Allen, city, and Miss Minnie, a teacher in our local schools; and one son John of New York City; two sisters, Mrs Esther Moore of Nelsonville and Mrs Sarah Matheny of Logan.
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.
For though from out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
William Moore was born in Gibisonville, Ohio, August 1, 1869, and departed this life November 8, 1949, at the age of 80 years, 3 months, and 7 days. He was married to Nada Gibison February 24, 1901. To this union three children were born: Harold and Evelyn, of the home, and Frieda Moore Davis, Mt. Pleasant. He entered the merchantile business in Gibisonville in 1893, and for more than half a century he operated the general store in Gibisonville. Before his retirement a short time ago, he had been postmaster in Gibisonville for 46 years. He was known far and near and was regarded as a quiet, peaceful man. He was intelligent, cheerful. and gentle, and always ready to help anyone in need and was loved and respected by all with whom he associated. Billy Moore was a good citizen and was highly respected in the community where he had spent all of his life. He was well informed in all of the affairs of every-day life, and his counsel was often sought in business affairs. The closing of his life was as he has always lived-trustful, calm and peaceful. He is survived by his three children, six grandchildren, and two brothers-in-law J.M. Gibison and William Gibison, and a host of friends.
I cannot always see the way that leads
To heights above
I sometimes quite forget He leads me on
With hand of love
but yet I know the path must
lead me to Immanuel's land,
And when I reach life's summit I shall know
And understand.
I cannot always trace the onward course
My ship must take;
but, looking backward, I behold afar,
Its shining wake,
Illumined with God's light of love.
Unknown newspaper clipping Hocking County Historical Society.
The Hocking Republican
Jan 28, 1904
Found Dead in Bed
The six week's old son of Mr and Mrs John Mowery was found dead in bed, Monday morning about four o'clock. The infant was allicted with stomach trouble, and it is supposed the trouble went to its heart. It was their only child and its parents are deeply grieved over their loss.
The Ohio Democrat
October 16, 1886
An Overdose of Morphine the Cause.
Whether the Result of a Mistake or
Suicidal Mania, Will Ever Remain
a Grevious Mystery.
On yesterday morning at 4 o'clock John McBride became inanimate. Between four and five the evening before he called at the drugstore of Reber & Co., and purchased 25 cents worth (10 gr.) of Sulphate Morphia, saying that he wanted to use it in making salve. We are told that he went home almost Immediately and remarked to his wife that he would lie down and "take a nap." In a few minutes supper was ready and when he was called they were unable to awake him, and at once sent for Dr. Campbell who discovered that he was suffering from the effects of Morphia. The Dr. at once applied the stomach pump and thoroughly washed out the stomach, but too much of the dread drug had already been absorbed, although not more than thirty minutes had elapsed from the time of his leaving the drug store until he received treatment. By weighing what remained the of Morphine it was found that he had taken between 4 1/2 and 5 grains. Although every possible treatment was presistently administered by Drs. Campbell, Pullen and Blosser, who constantly attended him, he never rallied or showed any signs of consciousness up to the time of his death as stated above. His family have the sympathy of the whole community in this, their sad bereavement. Mr. McBride was the Superintendent of the Hocking Canal under the last Democratic Board of Public Works, in which position he rendered efficient service to the State. He had also held several other positions of trust and profit of a local character, and was of a happy generous disposition and was much respected in the community. His funeral will occur from St. Johns' Catholic Church, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. A.M.
The Democrat Sentinel
Feb 14 1907
Died in Columbus
Mr Jerry McFadden died at his home in Columbus last Sunday, at the age of fifty-five years, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, at Logan, Tuesday. Mr McFadden was a former resident of Logan, and lived also in Haydenville and Nelsonville. He and his family have been in Columbus for the past four years. He is survived by his wife and six children.
The Hocking Sentinel
July 5 1900
Of Lucious Mertrem Murphy, son of Allen and Catherine Murphy, was born May 11 1887 and died June 9 1900, aged 13 years and 28 days. Mertrem was a dutiful son, and was loved by all. He leaves to mourn, father, mother and one sister one brother preceded him to the Spirit land. The funeral was held at Zion U. B. church after which the remains were layed to rest in the Scotch Creek Cemetry.
W L Hamisfar
The Hocking Republican
Jul 23 1903
Death of Rachel Myers
Rachel Myers died Monday evening at her residence, on Front Street. She was the widow of the late Milton Myers and was 68 years old. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church at two o'clock yesterday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. White assisted Dr. Steward. Her brother Robert Kiegley of Columbus, O., and Mac Kiegley of London, O., arrived here just before her death. Her husband was a long time in the employ of Stiers & Co.

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