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Mary Magdalene Colson

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]

James Crider
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]

Anna Crockett
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]]

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