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Killed By a Falling Tree --- We learn from the Greenfield Paper of last week, that Mr. Howard D. Hardin was killed in Ross county, about 6 miles from Greenfield, on Monday before last, by a tree falling upon the back of his neck. He had cut down a tree, which in falling lodged, and while cutting down the second tree, the lodged tree fell upon him. He was a married man, about 45 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children.  [The Highland Weekly News, March 10, 1859. Submitted by: Kathy McDaniel]

Edgar F. Hatfield, son of Jacob and Hannah (Lowery) Hatfield was born in Alma, Ohio, January 4th, 1863, and departed this life on the 13th day of December, 1932, at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 9 days. He was married to Adelia Colvin, December 23, 1885, who preceded him in death July 3, 1900. The following children were born to this union; Purl of Kingston, Earl A. and Bert of Williamsport, O., and Alva J., of Chillicothe, Ohio, Bertha Dray and Anna Bryant of Washington C.H. Ohio. On March 26th, 1901, he was united in marriage to Clara Harris of Omega, Ohio. To this union son was born, Limon E. The mother and son are both deceased. On December 12th, 1909, he was again untied in marriage to Mrs. Fannie Frye who is left to mourn his loss, also two step-sons, Berchel and Edgar Frye of Columbus, Ohio. Also eighteen living grandchildren and one grandchild dying in infancy. Many other relatives and friends also mourn his death. The deceased leaves two brothers, Warren K. and James of Chillicothe, Ohio, one brother, Louis, and one sister, Ida Lugenbell, deceased. The deceased united at an early age with the Methodist Protestant Church at Alma, Ohio, and has been a faithful Christian until time of his death. CARD OF THANKS: We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and relatives and all who gave their assistance and shown their sympathy in the death of our beloved husband and father, Edgar F. Hatfield. We wish also to thank Rev. Keaton, the singers and Mr. Gregg for their consoling, kind and efficient service. Wife and Children.  [Scioto Gazette. December 16, 1932. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

William B. Henderson, 92, a resident of the Byer community died Wednesday afternoon at the Penton Nursing Home. Born in Vinton County Oct. 3, 1877, he was the son of Matthew and Nancy Waldron Henderson. He was a retired B & O foreman on the Byer Junction. His wife, the former Ella Graves, died in 1937. Also preceding him in death was a son, John B. Henderson, who passed away in 1967. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Gilliland, Lima; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Henderson of Chillicothe, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Raymond Patterson officiating. Burial will be in the Byer Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 10 a.m. Friday.  [Chillicothe Gazette. Feb. 26, 1970. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

A melancholy account of death is related in the Chillicothe Evening Post of a late date.  A fortnight previous to the event, Mrs. Elizabeth Hicks, a young woman who had been married but a few days previous, while in bed by the side of her husband, was aroused by a bite upon one of her cheeks, from some object unknown and unperceived by her; at which she called to her husband, who got up, and as speedily as possible, procured a light, but before he returned to the bed she received another and severer bite in the breast.  On removing the clothes, a snake or adder, near three feet in length, ran out upon the floor.  Medical assistance was immediately called, but without avail.  She survived a few days in great distress and expired.  It is supposed that the snake had crept up the side of the building, through the roof, and dropped down through an aperture directly over the bed.  [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, June 29, 1830; NP, Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. Alice Hollar, of Route 3, died at her home at 12:30 AM Wednesday after an illness of several months. Death was due to complications. She was born in Ross county, February 13, 1868, the daughter of Frank and Mary Benner Ogle. She married Mr. William Hollar in 1888. She is survived by her husband; of six daughters, Miss Edna Hollar, of California, Mrs. Martha Blossom, of Saratoga, Florida, Mrs. John Beisner, of and Ansonia, Ohio, Mrs. Walter Williams, of Denver Colorado, and Mrs. Harry Strunk, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Thurman Search, of Chillicothe; two sons, Mr. Roy Hollar, of Cincinnati, and Mr. William Hollar, of Rock River, Wyoming, one brother, Mr. William Ogle, of South Salem; and 19 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were being completed Wednesday. Friends may call at Ware's Funeral Home. [Chillicothe Gazette, March 26, 1941. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

Huest, Thomas P., Chillicothe, O., May -, to. -, an eminent lawyer. [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.]

Gen. Samuel H. Hurst, noted civil war veteran, at Chilllicothe, O.; aged 79 [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) December 30, 1908, p.2]

Ernest C. Hysell, for many years an employee of the Gas and Water Company here and a World War Veteran, passed away Sunday morning at the Soldiers? Home at Dayton, Ohio. Surviving are two children, Ann and Charles, who make their home with their grandmother. Mrs. Elizabeth Kaltenbach; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Hysell; two brothers, and three sisters. The body may be seen at the Grohe home Tuesday afternoon until the hour of the funeral, which will be held at St. Peter's Church Wednesday morning at 8:00 o'clock,. Interment will be in St. Margaret's Cemetery.   [ The Scioto Gazette, April 14, 1930. Submitted by Carla Mascara].


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