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Roxy Alford
Died, In Perry, Ohio, Roxy, wife of Carlton D. Alford, and daughter of Edward Lee, formerly of Martinsburgh, aged 29 years 4 months and 5 days.
[The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) Wednesday, June 1, 1870; JD, Sub by FoFG]

L. R. Brigham
Dr. L. R. BRIGHAM, one of the veteran physicians of Aurora, died, July 31, at Lake Geneva, where he had gone for the benefit of his health. Deceased was born in Madison, Lake County, Ohio, in 1819, and had practiced in Kane County since, since 1860, and was well and favorably known throughout this entire section.
[Batavia Herald, Kane Co, IL 3 August 1893 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

William M. Burr
Wm. M. Burr, Lake County, Ohio, died of diarrhoea, June 15th, 140 miles west of Fort Kearney, aged 40 years.
 [Daily Ohio Statesman, Columbus, OH, Wed., Oct  23 1850 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

Amelia S. Butler
Died, at Glensdale, Lewis county, on Wednesday, Jan'y 20, Mrs. Amelia S., wife of Buel Butler, of South Kirkland, Ohio, aged 22 years. She was married about five months ago and settled in her pleasant Western home, when failing health induced her to return to her father's house, Mr. Norman Phelps, where she continue a few weeks in severe and patient suffering, amid the kind attentions of her husband and friends, when she was released from pain and earth, in the firm and cheerful hope of the brighter world above, with her soul full of song and praise to her Redeemer.
[The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) Wednesday, February 3, 1864; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Rev. Geo. W. Butler

Berlin Heights, Lake Co., O., Oct. 15, (1858) ae. ___, pastor of the Baptist church in that place.
[Source: "Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Tr. by K. Mohler]

Glenna Carter
Glenna Carter died in Otero County NM and was buried in Willoughby, Ohio. Glenna was born December 18, 1947 and died April 2, 2009.
[Plain Dealer, Nov 7, 1917 - Submitted by Andrew L. Bristol & Virginia Stanbrough

Rev. Truman Coe
Kirtland, O., May 22, ae. 69. Mr. C. was a native of Derby, Conn., and removed to K. in 1832. He was, for many years, the useful and beloved pastor of the church in K., an active, earnest, and devoted friend of education, and deeply interested in every thing affecting the well-being of his fellow-men.
[Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859]

Kate Cone
Painesville, Aug 15 - Mrs. Kate Cone, old resident, died here today of typhoid fever. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Aug 16, 1917]

Frederick N. Downer
Frederick N. Downer, who removed here on Oct. 3 from Painesville, died Sunday, Nov. 3, of pneumonia, following influenza. Mr. Downer had been ill for about ten days. He was an engineer and architect and was in the employ of the B. & W. company at Barberton. The deceased was aged 36 years, 3 months and 7 days. He is survived by his wife, and twin daughters six years old, father, mother, sister and brother. The body was taken to Painesville for burial.  [The Medina Sentinel (Medina, Ohio), November 15, 1918, Page 9]


John Ford
Died, In Kirtland, June A 1879, John Ford, aged 82 years.  [Northern Ohio Journal.(Painesville, Ohio), July 06, 1872]


Frazier
Mrs. B. M. Rayne was called to Wooster Monday on account of the death of Mrs. Albert Grafton's father, Mr. Frazier, who died in Painesville of the flu. Mr. Frazier used to be employed by the Overholt Machine Co. at this place.  [The Medina Sentinel.(Medina, Ohio), November 08, 1918]


Mrs. W. H. Genung
Mrs. W. H. Genung of Madison died here today.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 1, 1917]

Col. Shadrach Hathaway
Col. Shadrach Hathaway, for fifty-two years a lawyer at Willoughby, Ohio, died on the 15th of April, at the age of 90. He was a native of Swanton Falls, Vt.
[Unknown source/date]

Daniel C. Hill
Taken from the Telegraph Painesville Ohio "The funeral of Daniel Hill Late of Madison was held at Madison M.E. church March 7 at 12 o'clock. Remains were interned in Maple Grove cemetery. Had Mr. Hill lived one month longer he would have been ninety years of age, in our next letter we will give a short history of Mr. Hill's early life taken from a diary of his own, giving a brief account of some of the hardships and trials endured by the first settlers of the Western Reserve. S.H.E. "March 12, 1903
Taken from the telegraph Painesville Ohio March 19, 1903 page 4 " D.C. Hill was born in Swanzy, Cheshire county, New Hampshire, March 6th 1813, Lacking only one month of ninety years of age. There were in the family six boys and three girls, four of the boys and one of the girls still living. At the age of 22 Mr. Hill married Miss Almira Long and as a wedding tour started for the West, not by railroad nor with automobile but rather the ox car then the rapid means of transit. He arrived in Elk Creek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, in the dense forest with out a house but bought fifty acres of forest land, commenced clearing and building a log house. For a roof we split what the Dutch call shakes, 3 feet long, out of ash, and laid them similar to the shingles are now laid; floor was made of the same kind of wood split smooth as possible. Now for a stove there was not one in the state that could be had for love or money, so we went to work and removed a piece of the flooring, dug up the ground and pounded it down hard for the hearth. Sticks laid up cob house shape plastered with mud provided a means of exit for smoke; our chairs, table, bedstead etc., were also made with my kit of tools witch consisted of an ax. For music no piano or organ graced our humble home but rather the frequent cry of the wild cat in the still night or the growl of the bear at our door (which at night was always securely barred) told us that we had near neighbors which were seeking a more intimate acquaintance. Our nearest neighbors were three miles away; roads not as they are now, but to find the way we had to follow marked trees. We lived this way for a few years clearing ground and raising wheat on the same then started west again, this time in Madison, Lake County, Ohio. I traveled fifty miles that day on foot most of the way guided by marked trees through the forest. Mr. Hill worked in this mill for a year or two after which he purchased 100 acres of farm land and paid for it. The latter part of the life of our deceased friend most of the people of Thompson and Madison are familiar with. Wonder how some of our young Americans of the present day would enjoy starting out in life in this manner.
[Telegraph Painesville Ohio, Sub. by John Ludwick]

Scribner Huntoon
Captain Scribner Huntoon, an old resident of Painesville, died on Thursday of last week.  He died on the farm where he has lived for forty-eight years. His first vote for President was for Thomas Jefferson. He was in the war of 1812. On Tuesday evening last, about dark, a man named Nash, in attempting to drive his team across the railroad track, at Madison, was run into by the express train and killed. Another man named Holmes was severely injured. [Cleveland Daily Leader [Cleveland, OH], December 09, 1865]


Virgil Lloyd Kisseberth
Former Resident Dies in Painesville
Virgil Lloyd Kisseberth, 62, an employee of Edgerton's Oak Manufacturing Co. for 10 years and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kisseberth formerly of Edgerton, died last Thursday , May 29, at Lake County Memorial Hospital in Painesville where he had been a resident for the past 28 years. Mr. Kisseberth had worked in a retail food outlet in Painesville for 24 years prior to his retirement in 1967, and he was a steward of Local 880 Retail Clerks. He had successful open heart surgery at the famed Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland in 1961; was a member of the Church of Christ and a native of Defiance Co.
Survivors include his wife Ruth; three sons, Daniel, Painesville, Leon, Mansfield, and Roy Lee, a senior at Bowling Green State University; two daughters, Mrs. William (Mary) Irwin, Mentor, O., and Mrs. Cecil (Laura) St. John, Sault Saint Marie, Mich.; five grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Oscar Maier, Painesville; and a brother, Ira Curry, Tiffin. Final rites were held Monday afternoon at the Spear Funeral Home in Painesville with the Rev. Foster G. Sizemore officiating. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery in Painesville.
[THE EDGERTON EARTH, Thursday, June 5, 1969 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

Mrs. Henry Kock
Painesville, Sep 21- Mrs. Henry Kock, 48, is dead at Kirtland.
[Plain Dealer, Sep 21, 1919]

Ruth Kohr
Ruth Kohr, 68, a resident of Leroy Township for 52 years and previously of Munson, died Aug 1, at her home
Daughter of the late Nicholas and Barbara Stark, she was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Cleveland. She married John A. Kohr Sr. on Nov. 29, 1958, at the Church of St. Mary in Chardon. She was a secretary for J.K. Builders for 22 years.
In additon to her husband, Mrs. Kohr is survived by her sons, Dennis (Rita) and John (Lynne) Kohr Jr., both of Leroy; daughter Robin (Rich) Burkey, of Huntsburg; sisters, Eleanor Marx, of Chardon, Betty (Doc) Kramer, of North Olmsted, and Candy Stark, of Colorado; and five grandchildren.
[The Geauga Times Courier, 08/06/2010 - Submitted by Kate Watson]

Margaret Lawrence
Died, In Kirtland, July 1, Margaret Lawrence, aged 84 years. [Northern Ohio Journal.(Painesville, Ohio), July 06, 1872]


J. P. Lynch
Painesville- Jan 31- J. P. Lynch, formerly of Cleveland and a brother of Mrs. C. E. Loomis, is dead in California.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 1, 1917]

Lydia Marsh
Painesville, Nov 6- Miss Lydia Marsh died at her home at Menter yesterday.
[Plain Dealer, Nov 7, 1917]

Belle Mathews
Miss Belle Mathews, a resident of this city, died yesterday in Washington, where she had been visiting.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 1, 1917]

John S. Metcalf
John S. Metcalf was murdered in Madison Township, Ohio 22 May (1830)
[National Intelligencer, June 24, 1830 - Sub by K.T.]

Rev. Pliny Moodey
Rev. Pliny Moodey, Kirtland, O., April 4, ae. 33.
[Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]

Dr. Thomas G. Moore
Dr. Thomas G. Moore, formerly of Painesville, died of consumption in this city yesterday.  His funeral will be held at three o'clock this afternoon at his late residence on Ohio street, near the Homeopathic Medical College.  Friends are invited to attend.  [The Cleveland Leader.(Cleveland, OH), August 26, 1865]


Eddie C. Morley
Died, Sunday, June 30, Eddie C., only son of  E.W. Morley, aged 3 years and 12 days.   Funeral from his father's residence, 676 Michigan av., Tuesday, July 2 at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends of the family invited. [Northern Ohio Journal.(Painesville, Ohio), July 06, 1872]

Henry E. Moseley
Henry E. Moseley, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, but formerly of Painesville, died in the former place on Tuesday last. His remains were brought hereon Thursday of this week.  [Northern Ohio Journal (Painesville, Ohio), May 29, 1880]


Hortensius J. Paine
Death of H. J. Paine.
The Milwaukie (sic) Sentinel of a late date states that Hortensius J. Paine, formerly of Painesville, died in the former city last Sunday night. It says: Mr. Paine, who was a son of General James H. Paine, and brother of Hon. Byron Paine, came to this city, with the family, we think about 1847, some 18 years ago, from Painesville, Ohio, and has resided here since. We have seldom had occasion to record the death of one of our citizens, more generally known, more useful to the public, and whose death will be more generally and sincerely lamented than that of Mr. Paine. To a moral constitution radically right on all questions, and to a high degree of intellect was added an overflowing kindness, and a physical constitution ever prompting to activity and labor. As the effect of such a combination, Mr. Paine was the foremost man in all good works, and the last to relinquish the labor. Anti-slavery, temperance, reforms of all kinds, and lately the cause of the government against rebellion, enlisted his most active energies. The First Ward particularly, in which he resided, will long remember with gratitude his untiring energies to fill her several quotas, and the success he achieved. Indeed, to his labors in this direction, is ascribed the origin of the illness, which in its severity, destroyed his excellent organization, and resulted in his untimely death.  [The Cleveland Leader.(Cleveland, Ohio), May 12, 1865]


Nathan Parrish

Painesville, Dec 31, - Nathan Parrish, died yesterday.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 30, 1917]

Hattie Ratcliff
Mrs. Hattie Ratcliff of Painesville died from the effects of a burn.  Her clothes caught fire from burning gasoline. [The Jackson Standard.(Jackson C.H., Ohio), June 07, 1888]


A. E. Reardering
Painesville, Feb. 1 - A. E. Reardering, 68, Civil War veteran, died here today.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb. 2, 1917]

Mrs. James D. Sargent
Painesville, May 8 - Mrs. James D. Sargent, 54, is dead.
[Plain Dealer, May 9, 1918]

Gertrude Stanhope
Painesville.- While her mother and daughter stood a few feet away, powerless to render aid, Mrs. Gertrude Stanhope, 31, wife of a Baltimore & Ohio railroad employee, was crushed to death between an automobile driven by John W. Rice, traveling representative of the Collister & Sayle Co., Cleveland, and a street car.
[unknown newspaper/date - Sub. by Kate Watson]

Nelson C. Stone
Painesville, May 8 - Nelson C. Stone, 76, died here yesterday.
[Plain Dealer, May 9, 1918]

James Richard Willard
Class of 1867 - JAMES RICHARD WILLARD. b. 24 Sept., 1844, Madison, O. Editor, Ft. Wayne Gazette, 1867-69; Owner, Erie Dispatch, 1869-78; Bearer of dispatches to Denmark, 1873; Collector of customs, Erie, Pa., 1874-78; Board of Trade, Chicago, to 1902. d. 6 Sept., 1902, Chicago, Ill.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1902-1903, Hanover, N.H. Tr. by K. Mohler]

Mrs. Sidney Winchell
Mrs. Sidney Winchell, 75, is dead at Concord.
[Plain Dealer, Sep 21, 1919]

Mrs. H. Woodin
Mrs. H. Woodin of Perry died.
[Plain Dealer, Sep 21, 1919]



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