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Obituaries and Death Notices

Kenneth Richard Webb
Funeral and burial services for Kenneth Richard Webb, three- day- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Webb, Frazeysburg, who died early Thursday morning at Good Samaritan hospital will be conducted at the grave in the Frazeysburg cemetery Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. W. H. Koppert, pastor of the Frazeysburg Methodist church will officiate.
[The Times Recorder, Jan. 5, 1940]

Ella Dover Williams
Mrs. Ella Williams 81, died at her home 354 North 6th street late last night after an illness of 10 days of infirmities and complications.
Born in Morgan County, she spent the major part of her life in Zanesville. She was a widow of W. A. Williams who died 10 years ago, and was a member of the Bible Students League. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. B H Rohrbaugh of Fort Wayne, Indiana, two brothers, Harry Dover of Columbus, and Lemuel Dover of Zanesville, a sister Mrs. William Morgan of Zanesville, and 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the Bateman Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. (Ella's date of death was 27th of December 1940)
[The Recorder, Sub by Robbin Robinson]

Dr. John H. and Maude Williams
ZANESVILLE, Jan. 6.—Dr. John H. Williams, 60, a physician of Summerfield, Noble county, died early today from a self-inflicted bullet wound a few hours after he had shot and killed his wife, Maude Williams, 50. The shooting followed a quarrel in the Williams home during which a violent struggle evidently occurred. Furniture was broken and the downstairs rooms were in disorder. The motive is unknown. When Holly Williams, 11 year old son returned home from school late yesterday, he found his mother dead. The father, who was in an upstairs room, turned the gun on himself when he heard the boy enter the house. Mrs. Williams was the mother of seven children by a former marriage. She was Dr. Williams' second wife. They have one son.
[Lima Daily News, Jan 6, 1917]

Mary Olive Wolford
Mrs. Mary Olive Wolford, 50, Frazeysburg, died at 1:43 a.m. today at Bethesda hospital in Zanesville, where she had been a patient since April 14. She was born March 1, 1908, at Frazeysburg, a daughter of Velma (Lindell) Preston, Frazeysburg, and the late Jesse Preston, and was married to Ben Wolford, who died April 11, 1951. She was a member of the Frazeysburg Methodist church.
Survivors include two sons, Ben Wolford Jr., Frazeysburg Route 1, and Jesse Wolford of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Iona Rose Hindel, Trinway Route 1, Mrs. Patricia Thomas, Coshocton, Mrs. Pauline Hindel and Miss Linda Wolford of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Zono Wolford, Mrs. Lena Lane and Mrs. Eva Frances Whyde, all of the Dresden area; one brother, George Preston, Frazeysburg Route 1 and 11 grandchildren. One brother is deceased.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Baughman & Sons funeral home in Frazeysburg in charge of Rev. William Power. Burial will be in Frazeysburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7pm. Wednesday.
[Coshocton Tribune, Apr 23, 1958]

Joseph Elmer Wright
Joseph Elmer Wright
, 53 of Zanesville died 7:00 AM Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at his residence following a long illness. He was born Monday, December 30, 1957 in Salem OH the son of the late Wilbert McCelland Wright and Lila L.(Pasco) Myers of Florida. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He volunteered at the Frightmare Haunted House for 7 years, was a truck driver for 3 years and an Army Veteran. He also was a Carney for 15 years and was very family oriented. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 30 years whom he married January 25, 1981, Ellen (Keffer) Wright of the home, three daughters Angel (Troy) Estep, Lila (Curt) Fansler and Desiree (Jonathon) Meyers and a son Joseph Lapp; 6 grandchildren Sable Estep (12), Ember Estep (2), Ash Estep (5 months), Margie Fansler (2), Ayala Fansler (3 months) and Adrikh Meyers (2); a step grandson Carson Ickes (7). Four sisters and two brothers including Sheila Suggs and Wilburt "Tony" Wright. He is preceded in death in addition to his father by his brother Mark Wright. Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 1:00pm Thursday April 14th with funeral services to follow at 1:00pm at the Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave. Burial with Military Honors will conclude in the Zanesville Memorial Park Zanesville OH. Arrangements are being handled by the Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave. Zanesville Ohio. 

David Young
Young, Rev. David, Zanesville, O., Nov. -, ae. --. At his death he was a superannuated minister of the Ohio conference. He made a bequest for building a new house for the Second Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Zanesville, the seats or pews of which must be free forever, $12,000; to the Ohio Wesleyan University, at Delaware, $1,000; to the Bible Society, $1,000; to the Missionary Society of the Meth. Episcopal Church, $1,000; the residue of his estate, after providing a few small legacies, to go toward building a Methodist church in the third ward of Zanesville. It is estimated that this will amount to from $5,000 to $10,000. His library, which was valuable, was given for the benefit of the preacher in the Second Street charge. To the colored man raised in his family he gave a life estate in four acres of ground, the cottage house just east of his own residence for life, an annuity of $200, and a quantity of personal property necessary to establish him in life. The bequests in this quarter were nearly equivalent to a donation of $5,000. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]

Henry B. Young
Young, Henry B., M. D., Zanesville, O., Oct. 12, ae. 36. He possessed a happy combination of intellectual and moral qualities which recommended him to the community in which he lived. A man of exemplary modesty and humility, free from self-importance and dogmatism, and deservedly admired for his uncommon self-control, sterling intelligence, and Christian decision. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]


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