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Mrs. Elenor F. Beebee

Henrietta, O., ____ 15 (1858), ae. 41. She was the daughter of Daniel Beebee, of West Hartwick, Otsego Co., ______, sister of the Rev. Albert Beebee, missionary to the Armenians in Turkey, and granddaughter of the late Rev. Dr. Chauncey Lee, of Colebrook, Ct. The same feeling of devotion which led her brother to abandon home, seemed to actuate her in all her conduct, and wherever the spiritual or temporal good of those around her demanded that the Christian should go, there she was found. Quiet, gentle, and unostentatious, yet firm and decided, her whole character was like the genial warmth of spring mingled with the grave aspect of autumn.  
[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]

Fanny S. Benham
DEATHS. In North Ridgeville, March 10th, 1864 Fanny S. Benham, wife of Thomas A. Benham, after a sort illness of four days, with Congestion of the brain. Aged 46 years and 7 months. [Elyria Independent Democrat (Elyria, Ohio), March 23, 1864 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Conrad Bickel
Oberlin, Feb. 1 - Conrad Bickel died at Memorial hospital, Elyria, today on his twenty-third birthday.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb. 2, 1917]

Roswell Blair Boice

Roswell B. Boice was born in Blandford, Berkshire county, Mass., Oct. 12, 1814, came with his parents to Amherst, O., in 1827, where he lived until 1835, when he moved to Rochester. He bought the farm on which he has since lived in 1838. He was married to Nancy C. Stillwill, Dec. 25, 1839, with whom he lived for over fifty years. She proceeded him to the spirit world in 1889. He died September 25, 1897 at the age of 82 yrs. 11 mo. and 13 days.
Mr. Boice was well and favorably known throughout this community. He lived a faithful consistent christain life and was a member of the Congregational church. The community loses a good friend and neighbor; the church a worthy member, and the family a kind and indulgent father.
Funeral services conducted at Rochester center, Rev. A. H. Lash officiating, from the text "He giveth his beloved sheep," and many friends followed his remains to their last resting place.
[Wellington Enterprise, 6 Oct 1897, pg 1]

Samuel Braman
Samuel Braman was born at Mendon, Ontario, Canada County, in the state of New York, January 18 1821, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N.A. Knapp, January 14 1908, at the age of 87 years. He came to Ohio with his parents when but a small boy, made his home in Rochester, Lorain County, and here spent the years of an extended, yet peaceful, even tempered and well nigh blameless life. In his earlier days, while engaged as a teamster in the employ of Anyones, a business man at Rochester Station, he became familiar with a large extent of the country, and made many acquaintances as far north as the shores of Lake Erie. But he outdistanced a majority of these friends in the ace for life, for, in a recent conversation, while he named many old residents of Huron Village, he did not name one who is at present a resident of that Village. He was united in marriage with Belinda Webb, February 14 1847. Three daughters were given to them of whom one died in infancy and two, Mrs. N. A. Knapp and Mrs. H.A. Barnes, together with two grandchildren, and one gr eat grandchild, two brothers, J.A. Braman of Cleveland, Ohio and J. W. Braman of Auburn, Kansas, are among the immediate relatives who survive. Mrs Braman preceded him to the better world some nine years and passed away January 23 1899. While in heart and conduct beyond doubt, a Christian all his days, he did not make a public avowal of his faith until somewhat late in life. Under the inspiration of a special revival meeting held at the M.E. Church in the month of April 1887, the evangelist, Mrs. R.J. Trego, being associated with the then pastor, Reverand G.M. Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. Braman were among some 60 persons, who publicly professed conversion. On the 24th of April they joined the Church, and on June 26th, along with 20 others, they received Christian baptism. In this new life they both remained steadfast to the end. While still in the prime of his life, Mr. Braman's eyesight began to fail and though the best medical advise was secured and the best skill was tested, the light of life continued steadily and surly to go out. Those were trying years. This gradual fading of the earthly vision went on until t he last gleam of earthly vision died out forever, and for at least 30 years he was totally blind. It may be confidently asserted that no one ever heard him murmur on account of his lot during all those years, his one regr et being the necessity which made him a charge to others. Even when he bec ame entirely helpless, this seemed to be his only anxiety, while in relati on to his own privation he made light of it. Surely the purer light of a higher life must have been shining in his soul. Of Samuel Braman it may be said once and always. "He was a good man" and even his death, "bringeth good tidings". Of him it may be said as truth fully as ever of any man." He had not an enemy in all the world." He outlived his own generation, but he has set before this, and every age, a noble example of resignation, which must be to us an abiding consolation." Behold we count them happy that endure [unknown; Jan 1908]


Francis A. Breckenridge
Died, At Camden, Loraine Co., Ohio, on Saturday Oct. [5 or 12 ?], Francis A., only child of Alonzo and Arvilla Breckenridge, aged 4 months and 25 days.
[?] Breckenridge and wife left Lowville with [?] Sept. 11th for their residence in Ohio.  [?] friends and relatives here mourn with them [?] their loss and affliction. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, October 23, 1861; JD, Sub by FoFG]


Irey Brown
Lorain, Nov 6 - Irey Brown, 51, widely known Vermillion man was found dead in bed this morning.
[Plain Dealer, Nov 7, 1917]

Winifred Hope Buderer
(January 25, 1925 - October 30, 2011)
Winifred Hope Buderer, age 86, of Amherst, died Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Fisher Titus Medical Center, Norwalk. She was born January 25, 1925 in Hartland Twp., daughter of the late Walter and Emma (nee Hero) Cook. She was born and raised in the New London area and had lived in the Hartland/Fitchville areas for many years until moving to Amherst. Winifred was a 1943 graduate of New London High School. She had worked for Dr. Lanka at the New London Hospital for 10 years. Winifred was a 50 plus year member of the New London Grange. She had been baptized and was a former member of the New London United Methodist Church and currently belongs to the Henrietta United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her children, Cynthia (Ken) Wilson of Amherst, Don (Jean) Murray of Willard, Denise Sowards of Sandusky, Tim (Eva) Murray of New London; stepchildren, John Buderer of Cleveland and Bob Buderer of Oregon; 7 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Don Murray and her second husband, Irv Buderer, her brother, Ellis Cook and her sister, Jean Rowland. [unknown publication; October 2011; Submitted by BBFT]


Ernest Hyram Butson
Ernest Hyram Butson of Brighton, who died August 17, 1946, was born in Amherst, Ohio on December 17, 1869.  He spent some of his childhood with his grandparents in Ashland township.  He was married for 56 years to the former Mary Ann Murray.  The couple were the parents of five children, Jessica, Grace, Florence, Gilbert and Dorothy.  Burial will be at Rochester Cemetery. [unknown source, Date: 1946]



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