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Obituaries and Death Notices

Mrs. S. A. Arnold
Mrs. S. A. Arnold, of New Lexington, died suddenly, one day last week. She had been complaining of a bad cold for some time previously, but her death was quite a shock to the community. She had been married but a year.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio; Jan. 22, 1880]

John C. Artis
New Lexington, May 20 - John C. Artis, 69, is dead here.
[Source Plain Dealer, May 21, 1917, tr. by L. Dietz]

Jacob Brickley, Sen
Died on the 19th inst. at his residence in Somerset, Perry county, Ohio, Mr. Jacob Brickley Sen, formerly a citizen of Hagerstown. After eating his dinner on the 18th, he was visited by an apoplectick stroke of which he died the following day about 2 o'clock, aged about 61 years.
[Torch Light, July 31, 1828]

Harry Burns
New Lexington, Feb 16 - Harry Burns, 63, former county infirmary director, died at his home in Shawnee.
[Plain Dealer, Feb 17, 1918]

Susana Burgoon Kellison Cahoe
Died at 103 -- On Saturday evening last, Mr. I. H. Burgoon, handed to us a slip cut from the New Lexington Tribune, Perry County, O., announcing the death of an aged woman, who was a cousin of his late father, Peter Burgoon, of this city, at the advanced age of 103.
Died, at the residence of Ignatius Burgoon, in Jackson township, Monday, January 14, 1889, Susan Cahoe, aged 103 years.
Susan Burgoon was born in Maryland in 1786. When quite young, her parents removed to Pennsylvania, in which State she was brought up. Early in the present century, she was married to a Killison, and a few years later they emigrated to Ohio, settling in the vicinity of Deavertown. About 1814, she was left a widow, and a few years later, married James Cahoe, of Saint Joseph, Perry county.
[Freemont Weekly Journal, p.3, col. 5, 4/12/1889 - Submitted by Lori Jarosz]

John Carney
John Carney died at this residence in Reading township, on Tuesday morning, of last week, aged eighty-two years. Mr. Carney settled on the farm on which he died, more than half a century ago, and was among the first settlers.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1880]

Alfred Cary, Esq.
Oakfield, O., Sept. 17, ae. 78, founder of the Cary Collegiate Seminary, and brother of Trumbull Cary, of Batavia, N.Y.
Source Citation:
[Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Tr. by K. Mohler.]

Hugh Collins
New Lexington, Aug 18 - Hugh Collins, 58, died of heart disease while at work in Somerset.
[Plain Dealer, Aug 19, 1918]

The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Crossin, of the vicinity of St. Joseph recently died.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio - Jan. 8, 1880]

Elizabeth Dill

Mrs. Elizabeth Dill, aged 53, recently died at her late home in Saltillo.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1880]

Elizabeth Fleming
New Lexington, Sep 21 - Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming, 89, a Civil War nurse, died at Shawnee.
[Plain Dealer, Sep 22, 1919]

James A. Hammond
James A. Hammond, 81, life long resident of Sayre, Perry Co. died at the family home at 6:05 on Wednesday evening following a lingering illness. For more than 50 years the deceased served as postmaster and general storekeeper at Sayre. Surviving Mr. Hammond are four daughters, Miss Gay Hammond and Miss Verna Hammond of the home; Mrs. ruth Pettit and Mrs. Merle Crossan, both of Somerset , one sister, Mrs. Mary Butt of Crooksville, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Methodist church at Portersville. Funeral services will be conducted from the Portersville church at 10 A.M. Saturday morning with Rev. J.H. Kinney of Zanesville and Rev. Charles Harrison of Newark officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
[unknown newspaper, c. 1939 - Sub. by Sandra Crossan Ries]

Mary Esther Hammond
Crooksville, O. Sept. 14-- Mrs. Mary Esther Hammond, 81, died at her home near Sayre at 1 p.m. Tuesday, following a two year's illness due to infirmities and complications. She is survived by her husband, James A, Hammond; five daughters, Miss Gaye Hammond and Miss Verna Hammond of the home, Mrs. Chester Tharp of Portersville, Mrs Ruth Pettit and Mrs. Joseph Crossan of Somerset; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Burgess Moore of the home, and Lindley Moore of Linnville, Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Martha Lamb of Columbus. The deceased was a valued member of the M.E. church of Portersville where funeral services will be conducted thrusday afternoon with Rev. M.L. Woodward officiating. Interment will be made at the Zion cemetery, Cannon and Cannon are in charge of the arrangements.
[unknown newspaper, c. Sep 14, 1937 - Sub. by Sandra Crossan Ries]

Charles C. Hood
Judge Charles C. Hood died at his home in Somerset, Ohio, on the 4th inst., in the 79th year of his age. He was a brother-in-law of the late Charles Hammond. Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette, Apr. 27, 1867

Benjamin Howdtshell
Benjamin Howdtshell, 24, is dead at Junction City.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 7, 1919]

George Janeway
New Lexington, Aug 26- George Janeway, 54, died yesterday at Junction City.
[Source Plain Dealer, Aug 27, 1917, tr. by L. Dietz]

Alice McCabe
Perry Co - Apr 11 - died, Miss Alice McCabe, aged 35 years.
[Cincinnati Daily Inquirer, Apr 25, 1870]

Mattie J. Meloy
Mrs. Mattie J. Meloy, of New Lexington, died quite suddenly recently.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1880]

Philip Miller
Mr. Philip Miller of Perry county, Ohio was killed on Saturday evening, the 21st ultimo, by being thrown from a small wagon against a tree.
[Compiler ( Gettysburg , Pennsylvania ) Feb 8, 1826]

Mary Palmer
Mrs. Mary Palmer, (nee Wiles) a native of Somerset, recently died, at her late home in Newport, R.I.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio - Jan. 8, 1880]

Marietta Porter
Mrs. Marietta, wife of John S. Porter, of New Lexington, lately died, aged twenty-three.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio - May 29, 1880]

Jacob Rarick
Jacob Rarick, aged eighty-four, recently died at his home in Jackson township.
[THE ATHENS MESSENGER, Athens, Ohio - May 29, 1880]

Catherine Richards
A member of the old Barley family, Mrs. Catherine Richards, died a few days since in Perry county. The Barley's was one of the oldest families in Greene county, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Richards parents, John and Hannah Barley, removed to Ohio as long ago as 1805, when Mrs. Richards was eight years of age they settled in Zanesville when the town consisted of only a few log houses. After living in Zanesville a short time, they moved across the river to Putnam, and kept the first hotel in Putnam county. Her parents next moved to Harrison township where she resided until her death. While living in Harrison township, she was married January 5, 1815, to Jacob Richards, who preceded her to the tomb twelve years. Her constant waiting upon him during twenty-one years of affliction previous to his death, during which time he never walked a step, shows her to have been a patient, faithful, sacrificing and loving wife. She united with the Regular Baptist Church when sixteen years of age, and lived a constant and devoted Christian for sixty four years. She was the mother of ten children, seven of whom are now living. She leaves a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends who sadly lament her.
[Wheeling Register, Nov 28, 1877 - Transcribed by Linda Dietz]

Leo Ryan
Leo Ryan, 19, native of Somerset, died at Camp Sheridan and will be buried at Somerset Saturday. He died of pneumonia.
[Plain Dealer, Apr 26, 1918]

Bridget Sherlock
New Lexington, Apr 25 - Mrs. Bridget Sherlock, 85, is dead at her home here.
[Plain Dealer, Apr 26, 1918]

John Smith
New Lexington, Feb 6 - John Smith, 32, Superintendent of the State Brick plant at Junction City, died of pneumonia.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 7, 1919]

Mrs. W. H. Spencer
New Lexington, Apr 11 - Mrs. W. H. Spencer, 74, pioneer of this county, died at her home in Somerset.
[Plain Dealer, Apr 12, 1918]

Lafayette Swinehart
Thornville, O., Jan 4 - Despondent because his property had been advertised for taxes, Lafayette Swinehart, 53, climbed 50 feet to the top of a tree and hanged himself with a log chain.
[Marion Daily Star, Jan 4, 1910]



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