[P] Hocking County Ohio Obituaries

The Democrat Sentinel
December 24 1908
Death of Augustine Palmer.
We are grieved to learn that on Monday of this week occured the death of our good friend and patron, Augustine Palmer, of Marion Township. The malady that took his life is said to have been heaet trouble. The funeral will occur on Wednesday.
The Athens Messenger
June 3, 1886
On Tuesday of last week "Aunt Becky" Pence, aged 90, died at her late home in Logan. The deceased is said to have been the first white child born in Hocking county.
The Athens Messenger
March 4, 1886
Miss Laura Petty, after a brief illness, died, Monday of last week, of spinal meningitis at her home in Logan.
The Hocking Sentinel
March 19 1903
Death of Mrs Perone
Mrs Minnie Perone, (nee Weiland) after a brief illness, following the birth of her child, died on last Saturday, the the 28th year of her age. The funeral was on Monday from St. John's church, Father Powers celebrating Requium Mass and conducting the funeral service. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery. Relatives from Lancaster, Zanesville, Columbus, and from a wide country round, were in attendance at the funeral. She leaves a husband and three children, the oldest five years of age, to mourn her death. The bereaved family have the hearty sympathy of this entire community in this time of sorrow.
The Hocking Sentinel
February 28, 1884
Mrs Parley Phelps, daughter of Mr John Nutter, died yesterday at her home in Gore.
Ott Phillips
Stewart Austin Phillips was born in Falls township, Hocking county, Ohio, August 26, 1853, and died at his home in Green township, Hocking County, Ohio, March 1, 1919, aged 65 years, 6 months and 5 days. He united in marriage to Demarius Dremings, February 26, 1874. To his union was born three daughters and one son, all living. Mrs. Pearl Duffee of Union Furnace, Mrs. Newon Kitchen of Logan, Miss Essy of Columbus, and Murray S. of Green township. Mr. Phillips was converted in early life and united with the Presbyterian church of Union Furnace when the U. B. church was organized he transferred his membership there and remained a faithful member until the end. Left an orphan at the age of ten years, he was received into the home of the late J. D. Longstreth and the influence of that home had much to do with shaping his successful life. Mr. Phillips was a modest unassuming man and his pure and spotless life endeared him to all his associates and those who knew him best loved him most and it can be truly said of him he had no enemies. A good man has fallen butv we surrow not as they who have no hope, but can look forward to a happy reunion beyond this vale of tears. He bore his intense suffering without a. murmur and said : "I am trusting in the Lord and it's all right." He will be sadly missed in the home circle and in the church. A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled. He was a true and faithful husband, a kind and indulgent father and an accommodating neighbor and will be much lamented in his community. He.leaves to mourn a loving wife, four children, six grandchildren, one brother and a sister, besides hosts of sorrowing friends. His epitaph may truly read. Here lies a man, may we live the life he lived to gain God's eternal home. He was laid to rest in the Mausoleum in Oak Grove cemetery to await the resurrection morn.
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society
Demarius Phillips
Demarius Drennings, daughter of Samuel and Caroline (Slain) Drennings was born at Union Furnace, O., January 25, 1856, departed this life March 14, 1929, aged 73 years, one month and 17 days. She was united in marriage to Stewart A. Phillips Feb. 26, 1874. To this union were born one son and three daughters. March 1st, 1919, her companion of forty five years passed from labor to reward and from this loss she never completely recovered. After having traveled the pathway of life alone for ten years she too has passed to her reward. She was converted in early life and united with the Presbyterian Church of Union Furnace. When the U. B. Church was organized at Union Furnace, she with her companion transferred their memberships there where she remained a member until the end. She was a true and faithful wife, a devoted and loving mother. There was no sacrifice too great for her to make for her children. She was a kind and accommodating neighbor and when sickness came to a neighbor's home, she always gave freely of her time and energy toward alleviating suffering and bringing cheer to the sick room. She was a wise counsellor and even in financial matters, she had few equals among , her sex. Her pure and spotless life endeared her to all her associates and those who knew her best loved her most. During her last illness she was fortunate in having her children and daughter in law with her who tenderly ministered to her every want and need. She was always patient, never complaining and always considerate of those ministering to her. When she realized that the end was near she told her children she was ready to go and among the last things she talked about was Jesus and her companion who was with Jesus. She leaves to mourn their loss, one son, Murray Phillips, Union Furnace, three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Duffey, Union Furnace, Mrs. Newton Kitchen, Logan, Mrs. Dale Dysart, Columbus, O., seven grand children and three great grandchildren; one grand child preceded her in death; a granddaughter, Mrs. Helen Boot was reared in the home until she attained the age of 11 years; one sister, Mrs. Silas Duffey, Logan, O., and one brother, William Drennings, Circleviile, O., besides hosts of friends and neighbors by whom she will be sadly missed.

A precious mother has gone and left
sorrow and sadness in the home and
a vacant place In our homes that
never can be filled. But we sorrow
not as those who have no hope, but
can look forward to a happy reunion
beyond this vale of tears; we can
go to her but she can not come to us.
May her life be a precious memory to those bereft.

She was laid to rest in the mausoleum in Oak Grove cemetery to await the resurrection morn.
Dearest Mother, thou hast left us,
And thy face no more we'll see.
Thou hast gone to join the angels,
In the home prepared for thee.
In that land of light and glory
May we meet thee by and by.
Where there'll be no tears nor sorrow
And where we shall never die.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during the sickness and death of our loving mother; also for the beautiful songs that were sung, for the many beautiful floral offerings, Rev. Wissinger and Rev. E. H. Dailey for their consoling words and Harden & Co. for their kind and efficient services.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Phillips,
Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Duffey,
Mr. and Mrs. Newton Kitchen,
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dysart.
-Unknown Nespaper clipping, HCHS
Hulda Bell Pierce, daughter of Jane and Christopher Pierce was born September 2nd 1879, died April 25th 1897, aged 17 years, eight months and 23 days. She died at her home six miles west of Rockbridge, Ohio; she leaves a father, mother, two sisters and five brothers and many other relatives to mourn her departure. The funeral services were conducted at Mt. Pisgah, by Rev. Davis. Her remains were interred at the Brownsville cemetery. Dear Hulda, thou hast left us
The one we most did love
To join the throng of angels
In that fair home above.
Unknown newspaper clipping, HCHS
Catherine Poling
Was born near Somerset, Perry county Ohio, October 12th 1808, and died in Hocking county January 4th 1895, aged 86 years 2 months and 22 years. She was united in marriage to Robert Watts, September 2nd 1841, her husband having preceeded her to the Spirit World about fifty years ago. To this union was given two children, one sone and one daughter, who still survive her. She leaves one brother and two sisters, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren to mourn their loss. She united with the United Brethern Church when about sixteen years of age and remained a faithful member until her death. She died trusting in her Saviour. She was a kind and loving mother, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. The bereaved friends do not mourn as those who have no hope, but our loss is her eternal gain.
Unknown newspaper clipping, HCHS
The Ohio Democrat
Dec 29 1898
Mrs A M Poole died at her home in Silver City, Iowa, on November 29, of cancer. Her maiden name was Hannah Sudlow, and she was born near Starr P.O., Hocking county, Ohio, on March 26, 1854. She went to Iowa in 1877, where she married A M Poole, who survies her. She left no children.
The Ohio Democrat
July 8 1893
The Hocking Sentinel
March 5 1903
Caroline L Potter, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 20, 1824. Died in Logan, Ohio, February 27 1903.
With her parents, when she was thirteen years of age, she came to Perry County, where for many years she made her home.
She was married to Dr William Lewis, March 16, 1848. Six children were born to this union. Her husband died April 1853. On August 15, 1864, Mrs Lewis was married to her second husband, George Stallsmith, to which marriage two children wrwere born.
With her husband she removed to McConnellsville, where, on November 20, 1880, her second hisband departed this life. Dr J P Lewis, of Topeka, Kansas, and Mrs Sarah E Stallsmith, of Logan, are the surviving children of the first marriage, and Mrs Latura Achey, of Smith's Point, Texas, the surviving child of the second marriage.
For several years past the venerable old lady has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs Sarah Stallsmith, of our city.
On the day of her death she was in usual good health, eating a hearty supper meal, she died a few moments after.
She was a devoted christian, a member of the M. E. Church, and has a large circle of church and family relations to mourn her death. The funeral was from the home of Mrs Stallsmith on last Monday afternoon, March 2d. The religious services were conducted by Rev White, assisted by Rev Williams. Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Card Of Thanks
Mrs Stallsmith and family desire thus publicly to return thanks to neighbors and friends foe kindness and attention, during the sickness, and in the time of death's bereavement. Obituary.
John L Price was born in Morgan Co, Ohio, January 5 1825, and departed this life June 23, 1898, aged 68 years, 5 months and 18 days. He was the second child and oldest son in his father's family and was born in the pioneer days of his county. His boyhood was spent on his father's farm, having only the limited opportunities for school and education of early settlements. He came to this county when 10 years old and has ever since lived on the farm where he died. On June 28, 1845 he was married to Hannah Price and to them were born 14 children, nine of whom, with his faithful wife, survive him, and all of whom visited him in his last illness, save his son Benjamin. He served, while living, his fellow man, his country and his God. Whatever belonged to him belonged to his neighbors. He never owned anything but that it was his neighbors to use and to enjoy in the proper way. When anybody asked him a favor, it was easier and more to his likings to discommode himself than to refuse it. He was charitable, generous and kind without knowing it. Men whom he had favored and accommadated and men who wouldhave been glad to have favored him to repay the neighborly kindness received, he would hesitate to ask anything from them, never feeling that any man was under obligations to repay him kindness for kindness. He felt it was his duty to live with and for others, and not alone for himself and his own. He was a kind husband and a loving father. He was faithful in his obligations to his wife and family. Their interest was his interest, their good was his good. He believed in education and gave his children the full advantages of a common school life. He endeavored to prepare them for life's duties and to teach them to be honest, truthful and obliging. On Sept 24 1863, he was called to the defense and in defense of his country he became a member of Company E, 151 regiment, Ohio National Guards and served 100 days. No sooner had he returned from the field than he was again enlisted in the 48 Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, serving from that time till the close of the war, having been with General Sherman on his famous march to the sea. He was brought up a Presbyterian in religion, his father being a member of that church and adhering to its creed and faith in the strictest Puritunic manner. He never became a member of the Presbyterian church but quite 40 years ago he united with the UB church and since that time he faithfully adhered to its doctrines and tenets both in practice and theory. His faithful wife and he, Sunday after Sunday, year after year, were found at the alter of the church of their own choice and adoption, worshipping God after the dictates of their own consciences. Seldom have they been found absent from church services and religious devotions except when detained by unavoidable circumstances. John L Price was intensely religious but always calm and quiet. He was conscience near unto death and died as he lived, in the full faith and belief that he would reach that heaven for which he had been preparing for over 40 years.

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