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Grace DeEtte Phelon Chapman
Mrs. DeEtte Chapman, 83, died at her home in Cleveland Saturday morning, March 15, of apoplexy. The body was brought here for interment and burial service will be held in Greenwood cemetery at 1:30 this afternoon.
Mrs. Chapman was the widow of the late Lucien Chapman, former residents of Rochester. Mrs. Chapman's maiden name was DeEtte Phelon, sister of Mr. T. D. Phelon
[Wellington Enterprise, Mar 1924]

Lucian Hamilton Chapman
DIED -- At his home in Rochester, Ohio on Saturday, Sept., 6th, 1913, Mr. L. H. Chapman, aged 73 years. Deceased was an only brother of Mrs. J. T. Haskell of this city. The funeral was held on Tuesday, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, this city. Further notice next week.
[Wellington Enterprise 10 Sep 1913]

Ella Colburn
Oberlin, O. -- Mrs. Ella Colburn, passed away at the home of M. D. Sperry on Oak street on Tuesday. The funeral was held at the home on Friday, Rev. Bohn officiating.
Mrs. Colburn was 86 years of age and was one of the first residents of Groveland street in the early days. Two children are left to mourn her loss, Miss Cora Colburn assistant professor of "institutional management" in Chicago University, and a son, William Colburn, who is practicing law in Cleveland.
[The Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, O, Mar 18, 1921]

Herbert Erastus Cole
Class of 1881 - HERBERT ERASTUS COLE. Born, Oct. 7, 1855, in Ohio. Son of Erastus and Jane Hurlburt Cole. Fitted at Oberlin, Ohio. Taught at Oberlin; Cresco and Lime Springs, Iowa; Taylor's Falls, Perham, Ashby and Willow River, Minn.; editor Lime Springs Democrat for two years. Died, April 13, 1898, in Taylor's Falls, Minn.
Married, Dec. 31, 1889, Carrie Folsom of Taylor's Falls.
Children: Pauline Folsom, Ruth Virginia, Frederick Carey and Herbert Ashley, all living.
[Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1898-1899, Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Tr. by K. Mohler]

Ella Louise Conklin
Ella Conklin Killed In odd farm Mishap

Miss Ella Louise Conklin, an employee in the payroll department of the Sterling Foundry for the past several years, was instantly killed about 5:30 p.m. New Year’s Day as she was assisting her father, Lee Conklin, with the evening milking at the Conklin farm at the corner of Rts. 511 and 162 or Rochester Center.  Mr. Conklin, working only a few feet away in the milking room found the body of his daughter and could only theorize how she met her death.  Miss Conklin had gone into the barnyard to herd the cows into a holding and feeding pen where they would await their turn in the milking stalls. It is thought that when she opened the gate, the cattle rushed in and either jostled one of the herd against her throwing her to the ground or one of the cows bumped a pole, knocking it down upon Miss Conklin.
Suffers Broken Neck
The fatal injury was said to be a broken neck which brought instant death.
Miss Conklin was born in Rochester, Nov. 9, 1922 and was a member of the Rochester Methodist Church. Surviving her are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Conklin, with whom she made her home; four sisters, Mrs. Donald Breyley, R.D. 4, Mrs. Herb Bournival, North Royalton; Mrs. Donald Siman, Chatham, and Mrs. James Seeley, Brighton; three brothers, Charles and Richard, Brighton, and Gerald at home and a grandmother, Mrs. Louise Merrill, Rochester. Funeral services were held yesterday under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home at the Rochester Methodist Church, with the Rev. Donald Spencer, officiating. Burial was in Rochester Cemetery. [The Chronicle-Telegram; Wellington Enterprise, Jan 5 1961; Another Obituary was published 3 Jan 1961]


Charles C. Cowie
NEW LONDON - Charles C. Cowie, 87, retired Rochester township farmer, died late Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.L. Wolfe, east of here. Mr. Cowie had been a lifelong resident in the township and his daughter is the only immediate survivor.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the residence with Rev. William Miller jr., Rochester Methodist church pastor, and Rev. George Burras, retired pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester cemetery in charge of the Fitch funeral home here.
[Mansfield News-Journal page 2, March 28, 1949]

Eleazer Crawford
Died - In Black River, on the 28th ult., Eleazer Crawford, a Revolutionary Soldier, aged 81 years. "How sleep the brave who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest!"
[August 2, 1843, Lorain Republican, Elyria - Sub by S. Williams]





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