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May Barton
Millersburg, Sep 21- Mrs. May Barton, 61, died here.
[Plain Dealer Sep 22, 1919]

Elmira Bents
Long Illness is Fatal to Mrs. Bents
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at Oak Hill church near New Bedford, for Mrs. Elmira Bents, aged 60, who died at her home two miles west of New Bedford, October 5.
Mrs. Bents was united in marriage to Zacharias Bents on December 27, 1888 and to this union were born four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Domer, Mrs. Mabel Jennings, Mrs. Beulah Fender and Mrs. Lulu Snyder, the later having died, May 1, 1921. Besides the daughters, ten grandchildren survive.
[unknown newspaper/date, Sub. by R. R. Conkle]

Zacharias Bents
Zacharias Bents, 85, died Monday evening in the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence M. Jennings of RD 2, Massillon. He had resided with Mrs. Jennings the past 10 years.
A native of Coshocton county, Mr. Bents was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Oak Hill Evangelical United Brethern church, Millersburg.
In addition to Mrs. Jenning, Mr Bents is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Domer of North Industry and Mrs. Warren Fender of Baltic, 13 grand children and 10 great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Desvoignes funeral home, Mt. Eaton, pending completion of the funeral arrangements which will be announced later.
["Massillon Independent", 30 Novemeber 1950 - Sub. by R. R. Conkle]

George Butler
George Butler, of Killbuck, Holmes County, bled to death while undergoing a surgical operation on the 9th.
[Source: The Highland Weekly News, (Hillsborough, Highland County, Ohio), December 20, 1882, Transcribed by Jeanne Hall]

I. D. Cline
Millersburg, Sep 21- I. D. Cline, 50, is dead.
[Plain Dealer, Sep 22, 1919]

Delmar D. Conkle
Delmar D. “Del” Conkle, 65, 3022 Conkle Drive, N.E., Dover died Wednesday, July 19, at Union Hospital in Dover, after a brief illness.
He was born in 1929 in Holmes County to Charles C. and Iva S. (Wengerd) Conkle and married Alice Fox on November 26, 1949. She survives.
He was a U.S. Army vetern, having served in the Korean War and in 1992, retired as supervisor of shipping from Empire Detroit Steel Co, in Dover.
He was a member of the First Moravian Church in Dover.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons and two grandsons.
One sister died previously.
Services were on Saturday, July 23 at Toland-Herzig Funeral Home in Dover, with the Rev. Dr. Albert Frank officiating. Burial was at Dover Memorial Park.
["Holmes Co. Farmer-Hub", 27 July 1995 - Sub. by Ron Conkle]

Elizabeth Conkle
Mrs. Elizabeth Conkle, 75, of South Washington st., Millersburg, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Pomerene Memorial hospital, Millersburg, following an illness of six weeks.
She was born in Holmes county, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Heil and was married to Gilbert O. Conkle, who died Nov. 27, 1952. Mrs. Conkle was a member of the First Methodist church. Millersburg, the Holmes chapter of OES. and the American Legion auxiliary of Holmes county.
Surviving are one son, Darrell of Millersburg; one daughter, Mrs Leland Engel, Urichsville Route 1; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Reidenbach, Berlin, Mrs. Ella Close, Massillon, one brother, John Flinner, Millersburg Route 4; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Hunter funeral home. Rev. Paul C Bailey will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. There will be an OES service at the funeral home Tuesday at 3 p.m. Friends may call at Us* funeral Home Tuesday afternoon and evening.
[Unknown newspaper, 8 June 1958 - Sub by R. R. Conkle]

Esther Conkle
Esther Conkle, 87, 129 S. Butler Street, Baltic (Ohio) died on Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998 at Walnut Hills Retirement Home, Walnut Creek (Ohio), after a brief illness. She had been a resident there since July 1998.
She was born March 14, 1911, in Coshocton County to Edward and Mary (Schlegel) Ames and married Roy Conkle. He died Nov. 9, 1990.
She was a homemaker and a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Baltic.
Surviving are a son, Harold (Audrey) Conkle of Sugarcreek; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Dale and Jim Ames, both of Fresno; and a sister, Virginia (Carl) Davis of Newcomerstown. In addition to her husband, a son, Wayne Conkle, two grandchildren, three brothers and a sister died previously.
Services were on Monday, Nov. 30, at Smith funeral Home in Baltic, with Rev. W. Eric Walch officiating. Burial was at Coshocton Memory Gardens.
[Holmes Co. Farmer-Hub, 31 Dec 1998 - Sub by R.R. Conkle]

Levi D. Fryer
Millersburg, Oct 18- Levi D. Fryer, 72, is dead here.
[Plain Dealer Oct 19, 1918]

Conrad Hoffman
Millersburg, Feb 6 - Conrad Hoffman, 92, retired merchant is dead here.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer Feb. 7, 1919]

C. W. C. Howard, M.D
At Oxford, Holmes county, Ohio, on Monday, the 5th of Aug., inst., after only about four days illness, C. W. C. Howard, M.D., aged 25 years.
[From Daily Ohio Statesman Sept. 4, 1844]

Melvin Hoxworth
Millersburg, Feb. 1 - Melvin Hoxworth, 72, farmer, of Killbuck township, died this morning.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer Feb. 2, 1917]

Capt. McKinley
Death at the card Table- Capt. McKinley, formerly the editor of the Holmes county, Ohio Farmer, and more recently a captain in the Mexican war, died suddenly at Otsego on the Saturday before New Year's. He had contracted habits of Intemperance in Mexico, and at Otsego, having met with congenial friends, he sat down to play cards with them, and fell dead with the cards in his hand. [
The Sun (Maryland) Jan. 20, 1859]

George F. Newton
Millersburg, Oh -- George F. Newton, one of the oldest citizens is dead. He was born in Leicester, England, in 1813, and came with his parents to America in 1819, and was married in 1828 to Miss Eliza Gray in Jefferson county, Ohio. In 1837 he came to Holmes county. He was a prominent Democrat and a leader in the councils of his party. In 1843 he was elected county recorder and re-elected in 1846. Was elected county auditor in 1857 and re-elected in 1859. In 1854 he purchased the Holmes County Farmer, the official organ of the county and controlled it until 1859, when J. A. Estill purchased it. He was a writer of great force on all subjects all other subjects as well as political. He was a devoted friend of horticulture and was a life member of the Ohio State Agricultural society. He had completed the manuscript of a history of the county which for detail will be a model of exactness. He leaves the following named children: J. H. Newton of Newark, O., editor of the Advocate; D. G. Newton of Holmes County Farmer; Mrs. A. G. Sprankle, wife of the editor of Crestline, O., Advocate, and Mrs. Z. T. Dorr of Killbuck. His wife died last Feb., and a daughter, Mrs. Daniel Duer, died last Dec. Besides these two other daughters have preceded him to the grave. The funeral will take place on Friday from his late residence on South Clay street. Interment in Oak Hill cemetery.
[Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, Aug 8, 1895 - Tr. by L. Dietz]

David A. Walgamot
Millersburg, Oct 18- David A. Walgamot, 75, veteran of the Civil War, is dead here.
[Plain Dealer Oct 19, 1918]

Julius Wetherbee
Millersburg, Feb 6 - Julius Wetherbee, 63, died today at his home in Nashville, near here.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer Feb. 7, 1919]

Samuel Withrow
Suicide:  Millersburg, Ohio, Sept. 3:  It is unpleasant to state that on Wednesday the 26th ult., Mr. Samuel Withrow, a respectable citizen of the vicinity of this place, terminated his earthly existence by shooting himself with a rifle as the Coroner’s Inquest on the body has returned.  The deceased was a man of sober habits, good moral character and his connexions respectable, and it is believed lived co mfortably and happy with his family and neighbors.  There can be no reason assigned for this unfortunate circumstance, other than a slight degree of mental derangement occasioned by a fever with which he had been affected a few weeks previous.
[Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA,  September 29, 1829]

Elias Workman
Elias was the name of the man who hung himself in Holmes county, Ohio, because he had been elected assessor, and feared that he was not fit for the office.
[The Boston Daily Atlas May 21, 1856]

 




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