Putnam County, Ohio
Kiefersville, May 4- Eugene Terrell, 86, of Palmer-tp, last Civil war veteran of this community, died at his home here following an injury he received last week when he fell on the front porch of his home. He enlisted at Trenton, mich., in Company D, 11th Michigan infantry at the age of 17 and served several months during the latter part of the war. Tho blind for several years, he had been enjoying the best of health to the time of his illness. Surviving are his wife Anna, and one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Altman of Coleman, Mich. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon with burial in the Continental cemetery. [Lima News May 4, 1934]
Mrs. Ben Thompson
Ottawa -- Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Mrs. Ben Thompson, 53, who died at her home on Fourth-st, Saturday. She was born in Glandorf and later moved to Ottawa. Besides her husband, she leaves five daughters, Mrs. James Black of Columbus; Alice, Elsie, Helen and Ethel, at home. Billy Black, a grandson lives in Columbus. Sisters and brothers living are Mrs. William Westrick, Mrs. Jack Jones, of Ottawa; Mrs. Joe Schmenk, Mrs. August Gatske, of Leipsic; Mrs. Clyde Cook, of Columbus Grove; Mrs. Homer Light, of Lima; Miss Pauline Doepker, of Toledo, and August, Harry and Walter Doepker, all at home. Services will be held at 2 o'clock from the M.E. church with Rev. Donald Shaw officiating. [The Lima News, Jan. 11, 1937]
Harvey R. Tobias
GILBOA, Nov. 4 A short illness caused the death in his home here at 9:30 p. m. Sunday of Harvey R. Tobias, 66, retired blacksmith who was well known in harness racing circles. As assistant superintendent of speed for the Putnam-co fair, a post Tobias had filled for many years, he was known to practically every harness racing man in the middle west.
Together with George Herman, race superintendent for the fair, he had directed the program for many years. Tobias was mayor of Gilboa for 13 years. He wan a native of Blanchard-tp, Putnam-co, the son of John H. and Polly Samsal Tobias. He was married Feb. 7, 1910, to Luella Nemire, who survives.
Tobias was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge in Gilboa, the Rebekah lodge and Gilboa grange. Surviving is a brother, John, of Gilboa and one sister, Mrs. Laura Frantz, of near Findlay. His parents are dead and there were no children. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral services will he conducted by the Rev. Paul Fisher in the family home at 2 p. m. Wednesday, with burial in Harman cemetery. [Lima News, Nov 4, 1940]
Jennie Estella Townsend
Leipsic -- Mrs. Jennie Estella Townsend, 75, is dead at her home here. She was born Dec. 16, 1850, near Gilboa. Two surviving daughters are Mrs. Lyman Ackerman and Miss Lella Townsend, both of Leipsic Miss Minnie Townsend of Leipsic is a daughter-in-law. Sisters are, Mrs. Lewis Hunter of Franklin, Pa., and Mrs. Addie Zerand of Leipsic. She was a member of the Leipsic M. E. church for 60 years. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the home on Defiance-st with Rev. R. C. Moon officiating. Burial in Sugar Ridge cemetery. [The Lima News, Jan. 2, 1935]
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