Lorain County, Ohio
Eliza Jane Marshall Tanner
Mrs. Tanner Is Dead Here
The funeral for Mrs. Eliza Tanner, 98, pioneer resident and one of the oldest citizens of Larimer county, will be at 2 p.m Friday at the Balmer-Collins mortuary. The Rev. Leon Stewart of the First Presbyterian church will be in charge. Mrs. Tannar died Tuesday afternoon at her home, 717 Mathews Street, after a long illness. Until two years ago, when failing strength prohibited it, Mrs. Tanner entertained her many friends on each of her birthdays since her seventy-fifth.
An autograph book was one of her proudest possessions. It was one she bought at the outbreak of the Civil War, when she was a student at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. On her way to her last class to be held before the student volunteers left for the battlefield, she was reminded she would never again see many of her classmates. So she bought the autograph book and had her classmates sign it. No other names were added to the gunk until she was 90 years old, then friends who came to visit her were asked to sign it. Mrs. Tanner was one of the few surviving “crusaders” of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She was greatly interested in peace work and had stressed the need for humane education in public schools.
Active in Church
She was active in work of the First Presbyterian Church and the missionary society of the church. She was a life member of the Cache la Poudre chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Tanner was a niece of John Marshall, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1801 to 1836. Her husband, a Civil war veteran, died many years ago and her son, Hubert died in 1903. She was born July 17, 1840 at Rochester, Ohio the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Marshall. Mrs. Tanner moved from Wellington, Ohio, to eastern Colorado 38 years ago, where she homesteaded with her brother for several years before moving to Fort Collins.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Alice Storrow, Wellington, Ohio; five nieces, Mrs. Josephine Murray and Mrs. Florence Davidson both of Wellington, Ohio, Mrs. Grace Garrison, Salem, Mo and Mrs. Ella Taylor, Toledo, Ohio; two nephews, Marshall Rugg, Toledo, Ohio and Courtland Marshall, Wellington, Ohio and a second cousin, Milton Marshall, Fort Collins. Pallbearers at the funeral will be Alec Norton, A. R. Ross, Roy Portner, Elmer Keach, R. A. Maxfield and W. A. Phelps. Burial will be in Grandview cemetery. [Unidentified Colorado Newspaper, 1938; Sub. by MMH]
Esther Jane Knapp Taylor
WELLINGTON, May 14 - Mrs. Esther Taylor, aged 69 years, wife of George Taylor of Rochester, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Treva Blair, Wednesday noon. Mrs. Taylor has been in poor health for many months and a few days ago her daughter brought her to Wellington to care for her. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Methodist church, a loving wife and mother.
Four daughters, Mrs. Elva Bradford of Rochester, Mrs. Anna Wilcox of Bedford, Mrs. Ethel Gill of Lakewood and Mrs. Treva Blair of Wellington, and one son, Ralph Taylor, her husband and eleven grandchildren, Ireta, Roy and Lucile Wilcox, Lawrence Gill, Carl and Hazel Bradford, Luella, Esther and Birdella Blair survive. Funeral services will be held at her late home in Rochester at 2 o'clock, Friday. Burial will be made at Rochester. [Elyria Chronicle Telegram, Page 7, May 14, 1925]
At his residence, in Eaton, after a short illness, Jacob Tucker. He was born at Enfield, New Hapshire, Nov. 22d, 1776.--His father joined the Shakers with his family when he was quite young. He left and went to Starksborough, Vt., when he was 21 years of age, and afterwards married Chloe Ferguson, in 1801. They moved to Buffalo, N. Y., in 1816, from there to Vermillion, in Erie county, 1817; from there to Windham, in Portage county, 1818; from there to Eaton, in 1832, where he died March 9th, 1863, in the 87th year of his age. His wife died March 25th, 1861, with whom he had lived 60 years. He was a man of Peace, loved home dearly--beloved by his family, and respected by his neighbors.
Thou art gone to the grave but we will not deplore thee, The darkness and sorrow encompass the tomb, Thy Saviour has pass'd thro' its portals before thee, And the lamp of His love was thy guide through the gloom. R. F. T. [Elyria Independent Democrat (Elyria, Ohio), March 18, 1863 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
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