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William M. Alexander
Died, On Tuesday, the 22d inst., of Consumption, W. M.Alexander, of this place, aged 35 years.  The funeral took place on the 25th inst. Rev. Rider conducted the religious services at the M. E. Church. [Spirit of Democracy; 1878; Sub. by Kathi Wiley]

Albert Brown
Died of Consumption, in Switzerland township, January 25th, 1881, Albert, son of Wm. and Sarah Brown, aged 19years, 1 month and 17 days.  He was a member of the Christian Church and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.     [The Spirit of Democracy (Woodsfield, Ohio) 08 Mar 1881, p. 3]

Eliza Jane Brown
Died, Feb 14, 1881, Eliza Jane, wife of John D. Brown.  Mrs. Brown was the youngest daughter of Robert Smyth, and sister of John Smyth, of Monroe County, Ohio, and was born June 11th, 1839. She removed with her brothers to Iowa when about 18 years old and was married to her now bereaved husband at the age of 25.  She was converted to God and joined the church at the age of 23.  Mrs. Brown proved an affectionate wife, a loving mother and a consisten christian during life, and in death left a glorious evidence, saying she was going home to Heaven.  She leaves a husband and seven children, with a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. [The Spirit of Democracy (Woodsfield, Ohio) 08 Mar 1881, p. 3]

John Burgbacher, Sr.
John Burgbacher, Sr., whose illness had been mentioned several times in this paper, died Wednesday, April 25, at his home in Woodsfield. Mr. Burgbacher was born in Baden Baden, Germany, March 1, 1834. When 21 years of age he came to this country and located in New Jersey, where he remained for about three months, and then came on west to Woodsfield. Mr. Burgbacher was a good, honest, hardworking citizen. He was twice married, and leaves beside his wife a number of children, all of whom are residents of Woodsfield. [Source: Spirit of Democracy, May 3, 1894; Sub. by Kathi Wiley]

Maria A. Burkhart
Maria A. Burkhart, wife of Francis Burkhart, of Summit township, died on the 5th inst., of Consumption, aged 49 years. Her remains were interred in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in this place on the 8th inst. [The Spirit of Democracy (Woodsfield, OH) 12 Jun 1877, pg 3]

Hugh Crawford
Hugh Crawford was born in Ireland, and died at his residence near Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio, Feb 9th, 1881, at the age of 81 years.  His companion died 8 years ago.  They were both highly esteemed, and were both members of the Presbyterian church.  The six surviving children all possess the respect and confidence of the communities in which they reside and are all members of the Presbyterian church.  A large concourse of the people of the neighborhood and the members of the church at New Castle of which the deceased was a member, attended the funeral services held in the church at New Castle.  "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord"  J.A.W. [The Spirit of Democracy (Woodsfield, Ohio) 08 Mar 1881, p. 3]

Isaac Dennis
Isaac Dennis, an employee of the Pennsylvania company and a resident of Allen county for the past sixty two years, died late yesterday afternoon at the home 1714 Walton avenue at the age of seventy-four years.  Born February 10 1844, in Monroe county, Ohio, Mr. Dennis came to Allen county with his parents at the age of twelve years and had resided in this county continuously ever since. He had lived In Fort Wayne for the past sixteen years. The decedent was united in marriage to Miss Julia Sherley in March, 1867 and the aged couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary March 31, 1917.  Surviving besides the widow are the following five children; George,  Fred and Pearl Dennis, all of Fort Wayne; John Dennis, of Roanoke, and Lycurgus Dennis, of Rawson O, seventeen grandchildren, three brothers and one sister. [Fort Wayne News Sentinel (Fort Wayne, IN); June 19, 1918, Page: 12 - Sub. by FoFG]

Walter F. Dierkes
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: July 26, 1923 to Frank & Emma N Burkhalter Dierkes
Married to: June Peabody for 64 years
Occupation: Owned & operated Powhatan Lumber Co for 33 years
Died: May 7, 2011
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 2 daughters; 3 grandchildren; 1 brother
Military: WWII Navy Veteran; recipient of 3 Bronze Stars
Burial: Powhatan Cemetery
Obituary: Appeared in Monroe County Beacon

Shirley Jones Fisher
Shirley Jones Fisher, 52, of Shaul and Cameron Ohio, died Saturday ( Nov 1986 at home.She was born February 12, 1934 at Cameron, daughter of the late Lynn and Susie Monahan JonesShe was a member of West Avenue Church of Christ, Ashtabula.Surviving are her husband, John Fisher, three daughters, Susan Richards, Deborah Bissell, both of Jefferson, and Joan McAllister of Ashtabula: five brothers, Floyd Jones of Cameron, Emerson Jones of Mentor, Gerald Jones of Barnesville, Richard Jones of Ashtabula, and Gary Jones of Woodsfield: three sisters, Violet Radomilovich of South Euclid, Norma Walkins and Janis Lohr, both of Stow: six grandchildren.
[The Times-Leader, 3 Nov 1986 - Sub. By Linda Jones]

Hobert Hurt
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: July 19, 1936 to Joseph & Margie Williams Hurt
Married to: Phyllis ?
Died: May 6, 2011
Survived by: wife; 1 daughter; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren
Obituary: Appeared in Monroe County Beacon

Cecelia (Henthorne) Jones
Mrs. Cecelia Henthorne Jones was born June 8 1856 and departed this life August 12 1920,being at the time of her death 64 years, 2 months, and 4 days old.she was united in marriage with H.J. Jones at Cameron, Ohio. January 7 1881.To this union was born two daughters, Mrs. Earl Ward of Woodsfield, and Mrs Grover Boughner, of Cameron, also four sons, Carl, Clifford, Glenn, and Lynn all of Cameron.
She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She will be sadly missed in the community where she was ever ready to minister to the sick and needy. She was a member of the Church of Christ, having obeyed the Gospel young in life. Funeral services were conducted by J.C. Atkinson, Friday, August 13 after which the body was laid to rest in the new cemetery at Cameron, Ohio.
[August 1920 - Sub. By Linda Jones]

Hamilton J. Jones
News of the death of Hamilton J. Jones, of Cameron on last Saturday came as a shock and surprise to many friends, both far and near. He had been in usual health, but a few days ago was stricken with paralysis from which he made no recovery, despite all that loving hands and medical skill could do.
Hamilton J. Jones, son of Hamilton and Amy Jones, was born near Cameron, Ohio, July 16, 1860 and departed this life January 9, 1932, aged 71 years, 5 months, 24 days. In the year 1880, he was united in marriage with Cecelia V. Henthorn and to this union were born sons, Carl, of Powhatan; Clifford, Glenn and Lynn Jones, of Cameron; and two daughters, Mrs. Grover Boughner, of Cameron, and with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Earl S. Ward of Woodsfield. He is also survived by twenty-seven grandchildren. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by one sister, Miss Jennie Jones, who died a few years ago and by his companion who passed to her reward about eleven years ago.He obeyed the Gospel in early manhood and lived a Christian life until death and was ever ready to render service to humanity in every way possible through a long life of public service, having been a township official all the later years of his life and was honored by everyone who knew him.Funeral services were held on Monday morning at the Church of Christ at Cameron, of which he had long been a member. Evangelist J. V. A. Traylor of the Woodsfield Church of Christ conducted the services, speaking words of comfort to the children, grandchildren and friends, scores of whom paid their last tribute of respect to his memory by their presence.
Mr. Jones was in the mercantile business in Cameron for many years, and his passing removes one of the best known citizens of eastern Monroe County.
Card of Thanks - We are deeply grateful to friends and neighbors, and everyone who so kindly aided us during the illness and at the time of the death of our dear father and grandfather, H. J. Jones. We shall remember your kindness always - THE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
[Source: Spirit of Democracy, 14 Jan 1932 - Sub by Linda Jones]

Richard Arlen Jones
GAINESVILLE, FL - Richard Arlen Jones, 62, of Gainesville, FL, died February 11, 2004, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Mr. Jones was born in Cameron, OH. He was employed at RMI Metals Plant in Ashtabula, OH, and moved to Florida in 1995.
Mr. Jones was a Veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was the former owner of the Silver Spur Restaurant and Lounge in Micanopy, FL.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by sons, Brian and Bruce Jones, both of Ashtabula; mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Jones of Cameron, OH; brother, Gerald Jones of Barnesville, OH; and sister, Shirley Fisher of Ashtabula.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Jones of Gainesville, FL; sons, Dean, Michael, and John Jones; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Floyd Jones, Emerson Jones and Gary Jones; and sisters, Violet Radomilovich, Norma Watkins and Janice Lohr.
A Memorial Service in Ashtabula, OH, is planned for June. The date will be announced later.
[February 2004 - Sub. By Linda Jones]

William F. Markey
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Feb 19, 1918 to Harold E. & Josie O. Day Markey
Married to: 1st Mildred R Jones; 2nd Kathleen E. Hopkins for 27 years
Occupation: retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co in 1980
Died: 29 Apr 2011
Survived by: 2 daughters; 1 son; 1 daughter-in-law; 4 step-daughters; 1 step-son; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 nieces & 1 nephew
Military: WWII Army Veteran
Burial: Stafford Cemetery
Obituary: Appeared in Monroe County Beacon

Elizabeth J Martin
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Jan 31, 1930 to Mervin C. & Beatrice R. Nowell Nalley
Married to: Frank A Martin
Occupation: Retired from Monroe County Mental Health
Died: 30 Apr 2011
Survived by: husband; 3 daughters; 5 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 3 step-great-grandchildren
Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery
Obituary: Appeared in Monroe County Beacon

Lydia Jane Willis Morrow
Sept 1898 - Adams Township
Jennie Morrow, wife of J. Morrow, died Aug 27, 43 years, 6 months, 10 days. daughter of Daniel Willis, who died three months ago. Survived by husband, 2 sons and 2 daughters, aged mother. Buried Mt. Carrick Cemetery
(married William John Morrow)
[Sub. by: Carol J. McGrew]

We regret to learn that the son of Dr. J.D. O'Connor, of Monroe County, in this State, was recently drowned in Sunfish Creek, near Clarington.  He was playing near a precipitate bank, and getting too close, fell over it into deep water, life being extinct before aid could reach him.  Dr. O'Connor has our sincere sympathy in his severe bereavement.     
 [The Cincinnati Lancet & Observer, Volume 3; Volume 21; Cincinnati: E.B. Stevens, M.D. publisher; 1860]

Kenneth Parent
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Aug 8, 1950 to John D & Dorothy M Bathe Parent
Married to: Carol Summers
Occupation: Spanish Teacher & Pastor
Died: May 5, 2011
Survived by: wife; 1 son; 4 daughters; 1 brother; 1 sister; 5 grandchildren
Military: Veteran
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage, Pa
Obituary: Appeared in Monroe County Beacon

Jenny Penrod
Mrs. Alvin (Jenny) Penrod, 72, of Mineral City, O., sister of eight Mansfield residents, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday morning.
Mrs. Penrod was born May 1, 1899, in Sycamore Valley, O., and was a retired employe of U. S. Ceramic Tile Co.
Surviving besides her husband are five brothers, William Mehl, Floyd Mehl, Jim Mehl, W. R. Mehl and Clyde Mehl, all of Mansfield; five sisters, Mrs. Willard Metcalf, Mrs. Dallas Tupps and Mrs. Glen DeWeese, all of Mansfield, Mrs. Grace Clift of Marietta and Mrs. John Finlayson of East Sparta.
Friends may call at the Gordon Funeral Home in East Sparta from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Earl Slack will hold funeral services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Sandyville, O.
[Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio), August 15, 1971 - Sub. By Ida Maack Recu]

Violet (Jones) Radomilovich
Violet V. (Jones) Radomilovich, 90, of South Euclid, passed away May 27, 2011, in Mentor. She was born April 21, 1921, in Cameron, and had lived in Cleveland before moving to South Euclid 38 years ago.She was a member of Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights.Mrs. Radomilovich worked at Republic Steel Corporation as a computer accountant for 40 years, retiring in 1986.Survivors are her son, Ronald W. (Betty) Anderson; brothers, Emerson Dean (Judy) Jones and Gary L.(Beverly) Jones.She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas; and siblings, Floyd, Norma Watkins, Gerald, Shirley Fisher, Janice Lohr and Richard.Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home in South Euclid. Memorial services will be held 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights. The Rev. Kristine Eggert of Disciples Christian Church. Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
[News-Herald on June 2, 2011 - Sub. By Linda Jones]

Vernon E. Reischman
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: Nov 25, 1925 to Nicholas & Barbara Riesbeck Reischman
Married to: Norma Murphy
Occupation: Farmer
Died: May 3, 2011
Survived by: 4 sisters-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law; several nieces & nephews
Military: Navy Veteran
Burial: St John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery
Appeared in Monroe County Beacon

Ella A. Smithberger
Facts Noted in Obituary
Born: May 21, 1916 to Charles & Gertrude Crock Zwick
Married to: Nelson Smithberger
Occupation: Homemaker
Died: May 4, 2011
Survived by: 1 daughter; 3 sons; 2 sisters; 1 brother; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren
Burial: St Sylvester Cemetery
Obituary: Appeared in Monroe County Beacon

Norma (Jones) Watkins
Norma L. Watkins, 82, passed away Jan. 31, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Watkins; parents, Lynn and Suzie Jones; sister, Shirley Fisher; brothers, Gerald and Richard Jones. She is survived by her two children, Thomas Watkins of Stow and Cynthia Greb of Davie, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Greb of Atlanta, Ga., Scott Greb of Davie, Fla., Katie Watkins and Tommy Watkins, both of Stow. Also surviving are her sisters, Violet Radomilovich of South Euclid, Jan Lohr of Gainesville, Fla.; brothers, Dean Jones of Mentor, Gary Jones of Woodsfield, Ohio, and Floyd Jones of Cameron, Ohio. Surviving her also are several nieces and nephews and her special close friends, Thomas Carano of Cuyahoga Falls, and Is and Vera Mozingo of Stow. She was a past member of the Eastern Star, BPW, Stow Republican Club, Stow Chamber of Commerce, past board member of Goodwill, and current member of the Stow Women's Club and First Christian Church of Stow. A pioneer for working women, she was named to the Who's Who Among American Women and Who's Who in Business. She had a 53-year long career with AkroChem, concluding as the corporate secretary and treasurer and on the boards of several corporations. Rev. Mark Richardson will conduct services Sunday, 2 p.m., at First Christian Church of Stow, where friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until service time. Private interment at Crown Hill Burial Park on Monday. (REDMON, STOW, 330-688-6631.)
[Akron Beacon Journal from 2/1/2006 - Sub. By Linda Jones]


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