[O] Hocking County Ohio Obituaries

The Ohio Democrat
August 26 1893

Mrs. Edna O'Hare (nee Kemper) was born in the state of Virginia, Culpepper county, June 14th, 1820.
When yet a girl of about eight years of age she removed with her parents to Perry county, Ohio. She afterward came to a home in Hocking county, and there she resided until her death, August 28 1893. She dies at the advanced age of 73 years, 1 month and 29 days.
On the 19th of April, 1849, she was married to Hugh O'Hare, and to them were born five sons and one daughter, all of whom survive her.
It has been remarked of her that "she was a loving wife, a kind mother and highly respected by all who knew her."
A large cortege of friends and neighbors attended the funeral, which took place from Betheny Church, and the burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
The subject of this sketch is BENJAMN EGGLESTON O'NEILL who began life's labors Nov. 29th, 1858 in Starr township, Hocking county, 0, and having served his generation according to the will of God, fell asleep Oct. 28, 1909. He leaves to mourn their loss, an aged father Lafayette O'Neill, a wife Martha Guthrie, a daughter Mattie E. Allen and a brother Asa O'Neill, besides a large circle of relatives and a host of friends. One daughter Gracie crossed over the river nine years ago. This brother was not blest with a strong constitution, and for years never was possessed of what is commonly termed good health, but notwithstanding these physical burdens, he was an active .and energetic business man, and provided well for his family. He was a kind and loving husband and father, was loyal to .those whom he held near and dear to 'his heart. To his friends, he was loyal and true, despising hypocrisy and deceit; he recognized the claim his heavenly Father had upon him, and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Morris Chapel. His religious life was quiet, unassuming and void of ostentation. "To do justly, love mercy and walk humbly before his God, was the ideal of his life." He was a great sufferer and bore his affliction with Christian fortitude, and fell asleep peacefully and quietly surrounded by his loved ones. He had finished his work, and God said 'It is enough' and he was gathered to his fathers.
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society
The Hocking Sentinel
May 8 1884
Mr. George O'Neill, of Starr, one of the most esteemed citizens of our county, died on last Sunday, in the 62 year of his age. Mr. O'Neill was possibly one of the oldest native born citizen of our county. He lived all his life on the farm on which he was born. We hope to have a fitting obituary next week.
The Hocking Sentinel
May 29 1884
Death, the destroyer of us all, visited our beloved friend Mr George O'Neil, at Starr, not long since.
Mr O'Neil was a beloved and loving man. He was not a nominal christian, for his name was registeed in in no class book; but he was a christian by practice. He was strictly honest, truthful and generous. No one came to his door hungry but was fed. Mr O'Neil was a special friend of mine and I sympathize with the family in his demise. As a tribute of respect for the dead and a reminiscence for the living we would say we all miss Mr O'Neil, and mourn his loss. But why should we grieve after him? May God's spirit comfort the family he has left to mourn for him. May it guide them in the humble path of the rectitude in which the endeared dead has long walked. May it abide with the four orphans, widow, and genial sister, who have long been under the guardianship of Mr O'Neil. Dear ones, at home, your affliction is doubtless great. But you rejoice for the dead, for he is in heaven.
Thomas J Dillinger
The shadow of sorrow has been impendng for several days in the home of Mr. and Mrs. James OLIVER and the blow was felt Sunday evening when their Beloved daughter JENNIE MAY passed away in death at the tender age of 15 years. Her illness was of short duration being a victim of typhoid pneumonia. Jennie was widely known as a model young lady and led an ideal life, and in her death Logan loses one of its noblest types of young womanhood and one of its ardent little workers in the church. She was a member of the M. E. Church, Epworth League, and Kings Daughters. The funeral was held at the M.E. Church, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. White officiating. Interment in the new cemetery. Her friends were many which was strongly demonstrated by the large number of flowers which strewn about her casket. A number of guests and relatives from Columbus, Sugar Grove, Nelsonville, Union Furnace,. and Webb Summit attended the obseqaries.
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society
The Ohio Democrat
October 9 1886

Died, at his late residence in Saltcreek Township, Mr. Jonathon Orr, in the 66th year of his age. Mr. Orr was one of the old and respected citizens of the township and his death spread a gloom over the whole community of which he was a christian member. He leaves a widow and four children to mourn his loss.

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