Mendon - Funeral services were held at the Anderson Bethel Church of God on Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Ida Clay, 74, who died at a Lima hospital on Friday following surgery. Surviving are the husband, two sons, two sisters, 16 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Burial in Frysinger cemetery. [Lima News Mar 18, 1940]
CELINA - Mrs. LaDonna Coby, 42, was dead on arrival at 4:15 p.m. Monday at Lima Memorial Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Wayne; a son, Stephen of here; B daughter, Mrs. Kirk (Angela) Williams of here; and a grand-son. Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church, Rev. Louis Osterhape celebrant. Burial will be in Mercer Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the W. H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. [Lima News Dec 4, 1973]
HARLAN COLSON DIES OF LOCKJAW
Celina, May 19; Harlan Colson, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Colson of W. Logan St., died at the Otis Memorial Hospital from Lockjaw from which he suffered four days. Two Weeks ago while at play he fell on a board and ran a rusty nail in to his left knee. About a week later Lockjaw developed and the child was taken to Otis Memorial Hospital where serum treatment was administered but to no avail. Funeral today at the Christian Church in Montezuma. Burial in the Ellis Cemetery. [The Lima News May 29, 1925 - Sub. by Norita Moss]
A Boiler Explosion Causes The Death of James Colson
James Colson, of Montezuma was fatally injured by a boiler exploding on the boat used to convey supplies to the Manhattan Oil Company, who are drilling in the reservoir. The accident occurred Saturday morning at 11:30 o'clock at the landing on the west shore. The boat was ready to start across the wells with supplies and there were seven men on board including the owner, E. E. Stafford of Montezuma. Just what caused the explosion will never be known exactly, but it came with such terrific force that the boiler was blown across the bank and the boat was entirely demolished. The entire crew was hurled into the water, but the unfortunate engineer bore the brunt of the calamity. He was picked up a mass of bruised and quivering flesh with a thousand gaping wounds on his face and body. He was brought to Wintermute & Hattery's office, but his injuries were beyond all human aid and from there he was taken home, where death soon relieved him from the awful agony of which he was fully conscious to the last. He leaves a wife and six children, two of the oldest of whom are married.
The wreck was viewed by hundreds of people on Sunday and it was a matter of wonder that any should have escaped injury. Two teams were passing along the bank at the time but by some freak accident the boiler passed between them when the explosion occurred and lodged out of harms way on the side of the road.
Much sympathy has been expressed for the victim of the accident and for the family who have been deprived of the much needed support of the husband and father. [The Celina Daily Standard, Sept. 16, 1896 Celina, Ohio]
Margaret Y. Coil
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Oct. 20, 1922, in South Bend, Ind., to Maurice and Anna (Sparks) Jones
Married: Elmer R. Coil, for 46 years
Occupation: retired medical secretary in Blue Island, Ill.
Died: April 4, 2001 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys
Survived by: 2 sons; 1 daughter; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren
Burial: Hurricane Cemetery, Cadiz, Ky
[The Daily Standard, Apr 6, 2001]
Mary Magdalene Colson
Mrs. Mary Magdalene Colson, daughter of Henry and Jenny (Davidson) Pittsenbarger, born Jan. 4, 1847 in Darke County, Ohio, died Oct. 31, 1919, aged 72 years, 9 months, 28 days.
She was united in marriage Jan. 27, 1873 to James Colson. To this happy union seven children were born.
The husband and two children preceded her in death. She is survived by five children: Mrs. Minnie Springer, of Celina; Mrs. Plezzie Preston, of Montezuma; James, William and Frank of Montezuma. She also leaves two brothers, four sisters, 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Colson accepted her Savior early in life, united with the Methodist Episcopal church in 1896. Later she united with the Church of Christ and according to the Master's teaching was buried with him in baptism.
She was a devoted Christian, a tender loving mother, with unfaltering faith in her Savior in the hour of Death; she was an inspiration to all who knew her.
Mary Magdalene Pitsenbarger
Father: Henry Pitsenbarger, b. 28 May 1810, Green Co., TN
Mother: Jane "Jenny" Davidson, b. 10 Aug. 1820, Warren Co., Ohio
Marriage 1: James R. Coulson, b. 16 Nov. 1849, Howard Co., IN
NOTE Sources: E-mail from Mike S. to Norita Shepherd Moss on Maggie Colson on 3/2/2003
Found some tidbits on Maggie Colson in the census:
In 1900 she is in Montezuma with James, Jr.; William; Plezie and Frank.
In 1910 she is still there with James, William, Frank and Maggie Shepherd (her granddaughter from Vinnie Colson and Nathaniel Shepherd)
In the 1900 census, James, Jr. is listed as being born in Indiana. In 1910 she is listed as Maggie Colston.
(All notes contributed by Maggie Shepherd Moss)
[Unknown Newspaper, possibly The Celina Daily Banner, Nov. 1919]
Buried in Ellis Cemetery, Montezuma, OH -- Click here to see her grave stone
Rev. Ralph W. Corbin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan. 13, 1918, in Wharton, to Curtis and Grace (Wise) Corbin
Married: Kathryn Eileen Wehrle for 42 years; Deloris Hudson for 15 years
Occupation: retired minister
Died: April 4, 2001 Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert
Survived by: wife; 2 sons; 1 daughter; 3 step-sons; 4 step-daughters; 1 brother; 1 sister; 10 grandchildren; 40 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 36 step-great-grandchildren
Burial: Wharton Cemetery
[The Daily Standard, Apr 5, 2001]
Ft. Recovery - James Crider, 75, living south of town, is dead, his death being due to a general breakdown. He leaves a wife, three daughters and two sons. Funeral services will be held at Lisbon church. [Lima Daily News, July 9, 1915]
Mrs. Anna Crockett, many years ago well known in this city, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Caroline Robertson, at Sidney, last Tuesday. She was the daughter of a pioneer minister, Rev. David Bulle, and was born Nov. 14, 1835. Her husband, John Crockett, was one of the early millers of this city. [The Celina Democrat. (Celina, O. [Ohio]), 12 March 1915]]