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Miss Lorraine Ramsey
Funeral services were held Sunday for Miss Lorraine Ramsey, 45, who died at 6 a.m. Friday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H Ramsey at Berlin Cross Roads. She had been ill for the past week.
Born in Berlin, she had been employed in Columbus until five years ago. In addition to her parents, she leaves two brothers, ben Ramsey, of Wellston and Dow Ramsey of Portsmouth; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Hazelton and Mrs. Fred Smith of Columbus.
Rites Sunday were at the home with Rev. Maurice K. Richardson in charge and burial was in Ridgewood cemetery under the direction of Gaskill and King.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, July 9, 1946 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

John Reed
Well Known Pioneer Resident of Mabees Dies at Age Of 80.
Friday afternoon news reached this town that Jonn Reed, a pioneer resident of Mabees had died. He had been ill for some weeks with blood poisoning and his death was not altogether unexpected. The deceased was one of the best known citizens of Hamilton township. He had been a resident of the neighberhood for many years and had spent his entire life on the farm, where he and his good wife, who is a sister of our townsman, John Motz, reared a family. Mr. Reed was one of those sturdy pioeer-citizens who were noted for their-honesty and integrity. He was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends and he will be sadly missed in the neighborhood. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jehiel Mapes and Mrs: Wm. Gillilan and four sons, John, of Indianapolis; Will of Massilon, and Philip and Charles at home.
As we go to press no definite announcement of the funeral had been made, but it is thought the services will be held Monday.
[The Jackson Herald, Saturday, June 10, 1911 - Sub by Robert Preston]

John Reed of Hamilton Township Passes Away at a Ripe Age.
The death of John Reed of Hamilton township marks the passing of a well known citizen and venerable gentleman.
He was born in Gernany, Novernher 29, 1830. He was married to Miss Caroline Motz, a sister of John Motz ofr this city, in the early fifties, and has’ been a citizen of Hamilton town ship since that time.The deceased had been an invalid for several years but until about six weeks ago, he was able to go around. His death was due to blood poisoning.
Left to survive are his wife and the following children, John of Indianapolis, Will of Massilon, Ohio, Mrs.Warren Gilliland of Hamilton township, Mrs. Jehiel Mapes of Jackson, Philip of Hamilton township and Charles at home.
The funeral was held Sunday and interment was made in St. John’s cemetery with Undertaker Al Wood in charge.
[The Jackson Semi-Weekly Sun, Monday June 12, 1911 - Sub by Robert Preston]

John Reed, born November 29, 1830 in Mintenheim, Germany died June 9, 1911 at his home in Hamilton township, Jackson county, Ohio, aged 80 years, 6 months and 10 days he being the son of Burgot Reed and Catharine Reed (nee Eisnaugle) who were the parents of five children, three sons and two daughters, the deceased being the fourth child. He came with his parents to this country when three years of age. They first settled in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, where his father died some few years afterward. His mother lived to be very old age and died in Stark county, Ohio. He came to Hamilton township, Jackson county, Ohio, about 1843 with his brother-in-law, Christopher Pfleger, with whom he made his home until February, 1856, when he was united in marriage to Caroline Motz, she being a sister of Mr. John Motz of Jackson, Ohio. And in 1858 he bought and moved to the home where he continued to live until his death where he and his companion fought the battles of life together for most of the 55 years their married life. At said home they raised their family of children. They were the parents of twelve children, 8 sons and 4 daughters, an infant, Catharine, Henry, John, Frank and Phillip (twins), William, Mary, George, Joseph, Caroline and Charlie, six of whom have preceded him to the great beyond. All of those who are deceased died while young except Frank who had grown to manhood. He is survived by his companion, four sons, John of Indianapolis, Ind. William of Beach City, Ohio, Phillip and Charlie of Hamilton township, and 2 daughters, Catherine, wife of Warren Gilliland of said Township and Caroline, wife of Jehile Mapes of Jackson, Charlie being the only one of the children at home. His two sisters Mary and Elizabeth settled in said township. Mary having married Christopher Pfleger being the mother of Phillip and Lewis Flaker of said township, and Elizabeth married Phillip Meldick of said township. His brother, Henry Reed, was here in Hamilton township during a part of the Civil War. They are all deceased.
The deceased leaves 23 grand children and 5 great grandchildren.
He was taken in as a member of the Reformed church at St. John's in this township, in the year of 1845. Continued a member of said church the remainder of his life.
He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, a good citizen and neighbor, always honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow man.
He was sorely afflicted during his last sickness of gangrene which lasted about 3 weeks, but through all of his painful suffering he was never heard to murmur or complain but bore it all with the greatest fortitude. But his suffering is now ended, he is now gone to be with us no more in this world. His place as husband, as father, neighbor and in the church will be vacant. But we hope our loss will be his eternal gain.
[Jackson Standard – Journal, Wednesday June 14, 1911 - Sub by Robert Preston]

One of Hamilton’s Oldest Citizens Succumbs After Long Suffering with Dropsy
John Reed Sr died June 9 of dropsy. He was 81 years of age. He leaves to mourn an aged wife and six children. Charles and Philip of the country, Mrs. Warren Gilliland Mrs. Jehiel Mapes of this city, John Reed Jr. at Brightwood, Indiana, and William at Masillon. The funeral was held June 11 with Al Wood as funeral director.
[The Jackson Standard-Journal, June 14, 1911 - Sub by Robert Preston]

Martha B. Wilson Reed
Death of Mrs. Reed
Mrs. John Reed died at her home in Kernwood Lawn Sunday at 11:30 a.m. from the effects of cancer. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Wilson. Besides her parents and husband she leaves nine children Gertrude, Ruth, Anna, Cecil, Blanche, Herbert, Ida, Thomas and Joseph and one grandchild, Margaret Reed. Also two sisters Mrs. Wm Coin and Miss Grace Wilson and three brothers Charles, Ed, and Dan.
Funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the U.B. church of which she was member. Interment at Fairmount by undertaker Chas. L. Wood.
[Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio, Wednesday, March 15, 1916 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Harry Rowland

Harry Rowland, 48, a native and former Jackson county resident died at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday at University Hospital, Columbus, following an extended illness.
He had resided at 1515 South High Street, Columbus for the past nine years, and was employed as a sheet metal worker. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Masonic bodies.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Mabel Yerian Rowland, are two sons, Richard, of Columbus, and Fred, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Carl Grow, of Columbus; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, James R. (Jack) Rowland, of Jackson Rt. 3 and Cliff Rowland, of Jackson, route 2.
The body will be returned to the Maynew Funeral Home where friends may call afternoon on Friday. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home at 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Glenn Biddle officiating and burial will follow in Fairmount cemetery.
[Jackson Herald, Friday, March 15, 1957 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Robert Rowland
April 8, at his home near Limerick after a long illness, Mr. Robert Rowland, aged 68 years. His funeral occurred last Monday. He leaves a widow, three daughters and five sons. The sons are George, Samuel, Thomas, Joseph and Jacob. Samuel and Jacob are single, but the other children are all married. The daughters are Mrs. John Woods, Mrs. John Pancake and Mrs. John Rockwell. [Jackson Standard-Journal, Wednesday, April 12, 1893 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Enoch Russell
Enoch Russell, second son of Hiram and Elizabeth Russell, was born near Keystone, Feb. 8, 1853. Until 16 years of age he was a very strong robust man. After that his health failed and he was a constant care to his family, especially his dear old Christian mother. She cared for him as a child until he became beyond her control. When he was sent to the hospital where he died on his sixteth birthday.
Enoch was an intelligent and obedient boy and joined the church at Keystone when 16 years of age and lived a true Christian life until death. He was a regular attendant at Sunday school and was at one time Superintendent of the Sunday school at Keystone for 11 years. He has now gone to join the church above. Father, mother, one sister Sarah Powell, one brother George H. Russell, proceded him.
He leaves to mourn one brother, Hiram Russell of Athens, and four sisters, Mrs. Frank McClure of Jobs, Mrs. H. M. Sharp of Orpheus, Mrs. Samuel Willcox of Keystone, and Mrs. Lewis Alexander of Vinton and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral was held Sunday at Keystone, conducted by Rev. Blagg, after which he was laid to rest in the Russell burying ground beside his departed parents.
[Jackson Standard-Journal, Wednesday, February 26, 1913 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Randall Russell
DIED.- In Jackson county, Ohio, March 30, 1875, Randall Russell, in the 79th year of his age.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 08, 1875 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Randal Russell was born in North Carolina, October 15th, 1796. He emigrated with his parents, in the year 1806, to Bloomfield township, Jackson county, Ohio. He was married to Martha, the daughter of Phillip Graham, on the 6th of April,1820; joined the Methodist Church in the year 1842, under the Reverend Richard Doughty, and was class leader for eighteen years............He was a true, just, honest and upright man, and was highly esteemed by all his acquaintances. His disease was dropsy. At one o'clock in the morning of the 30th of March, he expired, in the seventy-ninth year of his age. There was a large audience assembled at his home; the funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Cartlich, and all that was mortal was laid in the grave-yeard at Winchester chapel, where he had worshipped with so many who now sleep sweetly by his side. He leaves a loving companion and twelve children to mourn his loss, and will join one that preceded him to the better land. He was a kind companion, an affectionate father and a good neighbor, and may they all meet him in Heaven. (extracted) [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, April 29, 1875 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]



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