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William V. Allen
This day in 1847:  William V. Allen, U.S. senator from Nebraska, born in Madison county, Ohio.  Died at Los Angeles, Jan. 12, 1924. [The News (Frederick, Maryland) 24 Jan 1924, pg. 4]

Warren Eugene Amling
Dr. Amling (OSU '47 [Ohio State University]), 76, London, Ohio, died Nov. 1, 2001. A beef cattle consultant since 1990, Dr. Amling was adjunct associate professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine from 1983–1990. Prior to that, he worked as a staff veterinarian for J. Sawyer Company in London for 27 years. From 1948–1963 Dr. Amling was in mixed practice, first in Pana, Ill., and then London. He was an honor roll member of the AABP [American Association of Bovine Practitioners], a life member of the AASV [American Association of Swine Veterinarians], and a member of the Central Ohio VMA [Veterinary Medical Association]. Dr. Amling had also served as president of the Ohio VMA and the Central Illinois VMA. From 1965–1969 he was president of the Ohio Veterinary Medicine Licensing Board and from 1995–1999, was reappointed to the board. In 1987 Dr. Amling received the Ohio Animal Health Foundation Distinguished Service Award, and in 1997 the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine's Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was elected to the OSU Sports Hall of Fame in 1981 and to the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame in 1984. Dr. Amling was also a past president of the London Recreation Commission, served on the tax appeal board, and was an emeritus member of the Wittenberg University Board. Dr. Amling is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons; and a daughter. ["Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association", February 15, 2002]

Peter Boffinberger
The Work of an Old Man's Darling
Columbus, O., August 1 -— Some three or four years ago Peter Boffinberger, an old and respected citizen of London, Madison county, Ohio, died under circumstances that led many of his friends to believe he had been poisoned by his wife, to whom he had been but shortly married. Boffinberger was very wealthy, and it is supposed that her object was to obtain possession of his property and share it with a man named Colburn, with whom she was on terms of improper intimacy. The matter was allowed to rest until recently, when the body was exhumed and the stomach, which was found to be in a good state of preservation, was submitted to a chemical analysis. The presence of arsenic was discovered, and on Saturday last a warrant was issued for the arrest of the woman, who, in the meantime, married Colburn. It is reported that she had been arrested and will be brought to this State for the trial of murder. Colburn is now engaged in the banking business in New York, the capital, it is supposed, having been furnished from Boffinberger's estate. [The Indiana Herald (Huntington, Indiana) 09 Aug 1871, Wed, Page 1]

David Bowman
David Bowman, an old and influential citizen of Madison County, Ohio, died suddenly. [The Cincinnati Daily Star (Cincinnati, Ohio) 24 May 1880, Page 4]

Katie Boyd
Mrs. Katie Boyd, 74, a native of Madison County, Ohio, died yesterday while shopping in Logansport. [The Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, Indiana) 11 Jan 1950, Page 26]

Elizabeth Lilly Clover
Elizabeth Lilly Cullumber was born March 28th, 1840, near Columbus in Madison county Ohio.  Died at her home near Cambridge, Kansas, May 17th, 1904, aged 64 years, 1 month and 19 days.  Was married to Benjamin H. Clover April 1st 1858, to this union were born five and two girls, who grew to manhood and womanhood under her motherly care and training.  ["22 Years Ago - Taken from Files of the Old Burden Eagle" and reprinted in The Burden Times (Burden, Kansas) 27 Dec 1923, p. 2]

Eli W. Gynne
Eli W. Gynne, the great cattle king of Madison County, Ohio, died recently, leaving his great estate to his two sons, residing in Columbus, giving to one a farm of 3,300 acres, worth $50 an acre, and to the other 2,300 acres - all in the same county.  By the provisions of the will, these large farms cannot be sold during the lifetime of his sons, and are to be constantly stocked with at least $25,000 worth of cattle.  [The Evansville Daily Journal (Evansville, Indiana) 28 Jan 1867, Page 6]

William Johnson
Death of an Old Veteran Democrat
William Johnson, Sen., an old and esteemed citizen of Madison county, Ohio, died at his residence in that county a few days ago.  He has been a subscriber to the Ohio Statesman, without intermission, for more than 30 years.  Green be the sod that covers his honored remains. [Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) 19 Nov 1866, pg 2]

Roy Plymell

London, O., Roy Plymell, 22, is dead today from injuries sustained in an amateur baseball game here yesterday. He was struck behind the right ear by a batted ball while playing in the infield. [Lima Daily News, July 12, 1915]

Joseph Rea
Joseph Rea, a well known citizen of Madison county, Ohio, died on the 6th inst. of lockjaw.  [The McArthur Enquirer (McArthur, OH) 19 Nov 1873; tr by KT]


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