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Peter Mason Bartlett (D.D.)
Class of 1872 - Born, Feb. 6, 1820, Salisbury, Conn. His boyhood was spent in Johnstown, Ohio, where he taught the public school from 1845 to 1848. He went to Oberlin two years, and then entered the Junior class at Williams, graduating in 1850. He took high rank in scholarship. After graduation he studied theology at the Union Seminary in New York and was ordained in August, 1853. For a year he served as agent of the American Tract Society in southwestern Ohio. He served the churches at Circleville, Ohio, Lansingburgh and Flushing, N.Y., from 1854 to 1862. He then became chaplain of the New York mounted rifles, and for two years did noble service in preaching, visiting, caring for the sick, writing letters for the soldiers, and thoroughly identifying himself with the regiment, and by them was held in the highest esteem. For three years after the war he was pastor at Windsor Locks, Conn., and in 1869 he was elected president of Maryville College, East Tennessee, and for thirty years he was one of the most potent factors in the Christian influence of that state. He was untiring in his efforts to give education to all that region. He received the degree of LL.D. from Brown in 1894. Died, Oct. 22, 1901. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1901-1902, Hanover, N.H. Tr. by K. Mohler]

Jacob Cline
Jacob Cline, a respectable citizen of Pickaway township of Pickaway county, Ohio, shot himself with a rifle through the breast, on Thursday last.  He was between 60 and 70 years of age.  [New York Daily Herald (New York, NY) Saturday, 16 Nov 1844, p.1]

J. W. Cook
J. W. Cook, of Circleville, O., a freight conductor on the Muskingum Valley railroad, was instantly killed by cars near Zanesville. [Newark Daily Advocate (Newark, Ohio) Tuesday, 24 Sep 1889 - Sub by Cathy Shultz]

Haire (Infant)
Death infant of Capt. Thomas Haire. [The Olive Branch, 1 May 1821 - Sub by Christina Anthony]

Samuel Hedges
Died - Samuel Hedges, of Berkley Co, VA there. Father of Joseph Hedges of Circleville. ["The Olive Branch", Dec 31, 1822, Abstracted From "The Ohio Genealogical Quarterly" - Sub by KT]

John Jackson
Died, at his residence in Harrison township, Pickaway County, on Wednesday, 28th inst., Mr. John Jackson, of Hydrophobia.  On the first of October last, he discovered symptoms of madness in his dog, and in attempting to confine him, was bitten in the wrist.  The dog was killed shortly after.  Medical advice was immediatley obtained, and every preventative made use of.  The wound healed kindly, but 87 days after the bite, he discovered that he could not swallow any liquid whatever.  For some 6 or 7 days previous, he complained of pain in his arm, shoulder and armpit, and soreness from the bitten wrist, over the whole arm.  Medical aid was immediately called, and the most active curative means instituted: for 6 or 7 hours the Hydrophobic systems were manifested only when liquids were presented to him; after which time his symptoms increased with alarming rapidity.  Spasms of the thoracic muscles recurring often with a sense of suffocation, and constriction about the throat and chest.  His sufferings became intolerable in the extreme, and agonizing to witness.  He frequently begged his friends to kill him.  During the fits, he frothed at the mouth, raved, gnashed his teeth, and attempted to bite his attendants, and destroy everything in his way;  during the intervals of his spasms, in which he was perfectly sensible, he wished his friends to confine him.  About 50 hours after the occurrence of his Hydrophobic symptoms, death ended the melancholy scene.  Circleville Herald.  [Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette (Pittsburgh, Penn.) 17 Jan 1832, p. 2]

Robert C. Johnson
Wm. Nickels and Robert C. Johnson died in Circleville Nov. 7th, the former aged 103 years and 1 day, and the latter 100 years and 3 months.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 18, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Elizabeth Justice
Dead -- Mrs. Elizabeth Justice, wife of Basil Justice, aged 20 yrs. ["The Olive Branch", Jan. 8, 1821 - Sub. by Christina Anthony]

Robert Lacy
Accidental Death:  The Circleville Watchman of the 15th inst., says that Mr. Robert Lacy was killed near Williamsport, Pickaway county, on the evening of the 9th instant.  While riding at full speed, his horse ran over a calf, by which he was thrown off, and bruised in such a manner as to cause his death.  [The Cadiz Sentinel (Cadiz, Ohio) 27 Aug 1845, Wed, Page 2]

John Lutz
Among the out-of-town people who attended the funeral of John Lutz Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Deffenbaugh of Columbus, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Lowe of Circleville; Mr. and Mrs. Grimes of Springfield. [Circleville Herald, June 2, 1928 - Submitted by Carla Mascara]

Harriet Melissa Moore
DIED. In Circleville, on the 21st inst., Mrs. Harriet Melissa, wife of Mr. S. A. Moore, merchant of that place, in the 23rd year of her age. [The Scioto Gazette, (Chillicothe, OH) Thursday, February 2, 1843 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Charlotte Ellen Morgan
Charlotte Ellen Corkwell, daughter of Henry and Sarah Corkwell, was born at Williamsport, Ohio, April 27, 1871.  She joined the Methodist church of Williamsport at the age of 11 and lived a true christian thoughout her entire life. She was united in marriage to Lorenzo W. Morgan April 15, 1912 at Hot Springs, SD.  They established their home on his homestead on Miller creek, 15 miles north of this city.  After 8 years they move d to their present home on Ravels creek (Crook County, WY), 12 miles southwest of Moorcroft (WY).  She passed away at 12:30 pm Friday, death being due to complicat ions following influenza.
She was a true and loving wife and helpmate.  She leaves to mourn her husband, two brothers, Elliott of london, Ohio and Arthur of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Nina Calwell of Chillicothe, Ohio, numerous other relatives and a ___ of friends. Services were held at the Presbyterian church Sunday and burial made in the Moorcroft cemetery. [Moorcroft Leader; Moorcroft, Crook County, WY; Friday March 13, 1931; Sub by KT]

Amos Morris
The Sandwich Gazette of last Saturday says: On Wednesday last a man named Amos Morris, aged twenty-eight years, died at the Sandwich House, of typhoid pneumonia. The deceased came to the above hotel about two weeks before his death, and stated that he had a sister living near Circleville, Ohio, who was written to, but without eliciting a reply. - His remains were interred by the town authorities in Cap't. Pratt's cemetery. [Kendall County (Ill.) Record, Thursday, December 12, 1867, page 1]

Wm. Nickels
Wm. Nickels and Robert C. Johnson died in Circleville Nov. 7th, the former aged 103 years and 1 day, and the latter 100 years and 3 months.[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 18, 1875 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Francinia Peters
In Pickaway, county of Ohio, aged 80, Mrs. Francinia Peters, leaving 234 children, grand-children and great-grandchildren, of whom 189 are now living in that state. [The Preston Chronicle and Lancashire Advertiser (Preston, Lancashire, England) 27 Jul 1839, p. 3]

Barbara Scheck
Circleville- Mrs. Barbara Scheck, an old German lady of this city, was found dead in bed. She was born in Ebengen, Germany, and was 76 years old. [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Oh), Jan 5, 1900 - Sub. by Linda Blue Dietz]

George W Smith
Mr. George W. Smith 89, 168 Nicholas Dr, died 10 a.m. Friday in Berger Hospital.
Born September 26, 1887 in Pike County, he was the son of George and Melissa R. Ramsey Smith. He was a retired employee of the C & O Railroad.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin Smith, Chillicothe, Earl Smith, Cadiz, Ohio; two daughters Mrs. Charles (Ruby) Williams, 387 Tarlton Road, Mrs. John (Mary) Jefferies, 400 Avon Drive; 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Pete, Chilcago Park, California; Frank, Washington C.H.; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Harmison, 168 Nicholas Drive, Mrs. Francis Buskirk, Wasington C.H. [Circleville newspaper/ unknown date, Sub. by Rhonda K. (Coy) Smith]

Nancy Thrall
DIED -- In Circleville, on the 28th ult. in the 22d year, Mrs. Nancy Thrall, consort of Mr. William B. Thrall, editor of  The Olive Branch. [Aug 2, 1823, The Supporter; CA, Sub by FoFG]

Anna Todd
Memorial of Mrs. John B. Todd
Anna McClelland, daughter of Allen and Rachel McClelland, was born April 5th, 1855, died May 20th, 1897, aged 42 years 1 month and 5 days.  She was married to Jno B. Todd in the year 1880, to them were born five children who are now left with out father or mother. Four weeks to the day after the death of her husband, the spirit of one of the best woman in this country took its eternal flight. Sister Todd had not been well for some time, but undoubtedly the way her husband met his death hurried her out of this world.  Mrs. Todd was converted and united with the M. E. church in early girl-hood and was a great worker in that capacity. The taking off of her husband was so unexpected now mother is gone, five children are left orphans, together with a heart broken father 4 sisters and one brother. Funeral services took place from the M. E. church on Sunday following conducted by her pastor Rev. W. R. Mather who paid a beautiful tribute to the departed. Interment took place in the Bethany cemetery to await the resurrection of the just. [The Ohio Democrat, 04 June 1897 - Sub. by J. White]

John B. Todd
South Perry, O., April 24. - We will now try to describe in greater detail the suicide of John B. Todd, which occurred near here on Thursday of last week. Mr. Todd was a highly respected Farmer of this township, and about two years ago purchased the Robert Woods farm located about three fourths of a mile south of this place and moved on the same immediately after. Since moving among us he has won the respect of the immediate community. For some years his health has not been the best and for the past few months the family had noticed that at times he was acting and saying some things strange, but not enough to warrant an undue amount of suspicion. Even on the fatal day he arose about the usual hour in the morning and after performing the different duties about the house he hitched up the team and plowed and harrowed the garden, which occupied his time until the noon hour. He then unhitched the team, took them to the stable and fed them.   The smaller children were about the barn at play when Mrs. Todd called them for dinner. The children told him that dinner was ready, when he told them that he did not wish any dinner.   This did not cause any suspicion on the part of the family as he w ould frequently miss eating with them when not feeling well.   However, in about ten minutes after, Mrs. Todd sent the youngest son Homer out to the barn again to tell his father that the dinner meal was waiting. Homer returned saying that "Pa is stan ding in the feeding room but won't talk"   Mrs. Todd and oldest daughter Etta ra n to the barn and made the frightful discovery that Mr. Todd was hanging by a plow line, dead. The plan was well studied. The line was tied to a rafter which projected over the mow hole which opened down in the feed room, and after the noose was securely fixed about the neck he jumped down the opening and fell about 10 feet, dislocating his neck and died almost instantly. His wife and daughter cut him down and Mrs Todd carried him to the house, a distance of over 100 yards. [The Ohio Democrat(?), April 24, 1897 - Sub. by J. White, transcribed by KT]

Christopher Weldon

Christopher Weldon, of Circleville, O., died at his home last Friday morning of uraemic poison. Mr. Weldon was born in Cambridge in 1827, and moved to Circleville in 1850. He was married to Miss Adaline Ankalin, of London, O., who died in 1898. He is the father of Harry M. Weldon, of the Cincinnati Enquirer and one of the most prominent business men of Pickaway county. [Cambridge-Jeffersonian, Jan 11, 1900 - Sub. by L. Dietz]


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