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BYRD -- Died on the same day, Judge Byrd, of Ohio, of the District Court of the United States. [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, September 24, 1828 - NP - Sub by FOFG]
COWGILL -- Urbana, Ohio, July 5 - Captain Thomas C. Cowgill, three times a member of the house of representatives and once a senator, died very suddenly at his home near Kenyard last night. ["Idaho Statesman", Idaho, July 7, 1906]
FAGUER -- Deaths on the Plains. The St. Louis Republican gives the deaths that have been reported at Fort Laramie during the summer. The number of names given is 262; many more deaths are said to have occurred, but not reported. The record was kept and furnished by the officers at the Fort. We give the names from Ohio and Indiana, contained in the melancholy record: Adam Faguer, Ohio, died June 19th, at Crossing of the South Platte, of cholera, aged 21 years. [Wed., Oct 23, 1850, "Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) - KT, Sub by FoFG]
HASTINGS -- Dec. 29, 1854 — In Columbus, O., Hon. John Hastings, from 1839 to 1843 member of Congress from Ohio. [Source: "American almanac and repository of useful knowledge" - 1860 by Jared Sparks and Frances Bowen]
LAWRENCE -- Ex-State Senator William Lawrence, died at the Lakeside hospital in Cleveland, Thursday, after an illness lasting more than a year. Mr. Lawrence was the editor of the Mansfield Shield for a time, but was forced to quit work through ill health. Mr. Lawrence was born at Washington, O., in December 1849. He was the son of William Lawrence, an Ohio congressman. After graduating from Kenyon college in 1871, he read law and was admitted to practice in 1873. he had a fondness for newspaper work, however, and after practicing law for a short time he entered the newspaper field. At different times he was the editor of the Cambridge Jeffersonian, the Zanesville Signal and his last work was done as editor of the Shield of this city. In 1889 Mr. Lawrence was elected to the state senate from the Zanesville district and served from 1900 to 1902. In 1898 he ran against J. D. Taylor for congress in the Guernsey district and was defeated by a small margin. Mr. Lawrence was a member of Mansfield Lodge of Elks. He was of a quiet and rather retiring disposition, but was esteemed most highly by those who knew him best. The body of the deceased was taken to Cambridge Friday and thence to Washington, O., for funeral services at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon. M. D. Frazier, former business associate of Mr. Lawrence will attend the funeral. [Mansfield News, Jan 3, 1908]
MONFORT -- Died on Wednesday evening the 29th ult., at the residence of Mr. John Monfort in Straban township, Mrs. Monfort, wife of Mr. Francis Monfort of Ohio.[Republican Compiler, (Gettysburg, PA), November 12, 1828 - NP - Sub by FOFG]
O'HAGAN - State Senator O'Hagan died on the 9th. [Source: The Highland Weekly News, (Hillsborough, Highland County, Ohio), December 20, 1882, Transcribed by Jeanne Hall]
RAU -- Died, Elizabeth Rau died Saturday morning December 2, at the home of her only surviving son, Jacob Rau and wife, south of Haven (Kansas).
Grandma Rau was born on Christmas day 1816, in Germany. She came to this country with her husband, George Rau, locating in Ohio in 1853, moving to Kansas, in 1871. She was the mother of five sons, all of whom she survived excepting Jacob Rau, with whom she has made her home since her husband's death in 1874. Grandma Rau was a good Christian woman and a friend to all who knew her. She became a member of the Presbyterian church at the early age of 14, and since that time has been connected with churches at various places but the last several years of her life has been spent in the Baptist church.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gibbons, Sunday afternoon, at the Baptist church. Quite a number of old friends and neighbors congregated to pay their respects to the memory of one whom they all loved. The interment was in Priest cemetery. ["Haven Weekly Journal", Haven, Reno County, Kansas, Saturday, December 9, 1905, Front Page, Column 3 - Sub by Rose Stout]
Card of Thanks. We desire to thank our friends & neighbors who so kindly ministered to the needs and comforts of our mother during her last illness and death. Jacob Rau, Nancy Rau. [Haven Weekly Journal, Haven, Reno County, Kansas - Saturday, December 9, 1905 - Sub. by Rose Stout]
WITHER - June 11, 1859. — In Ohio, Rev. P. H. Wither, aged 52, since 1842 Principal of the Wesleyan Female College. [Source: "American almanac and repository of useful knowledge" - 1860 by Jared Sparks and Frances Bowen]