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Ryan Allen Madden was stillborn at 1:04 pm January 1, 1990, in Medical Center Hospital. He was the son of Sonny E. and Kathy S. Arthurs Madden, Yellowbud. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Sonny E. Madden II; grandparents, Virginia C. Arthurs, Yellowbud, and Estel and Dorothy Madden, Groveport; great-grandparents, Iva Arthurs, Columbus, and Willard D. Bennett, Yellowbud; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Graveside services are to be held at 11 am Saturday in Springbank Cemetery, with Rev. Gene Williams officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ware Funeral Home.  [Chillicothe Gazette. January 2, 1990. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

Margaret Mayfield, 83, of 149 E. South St., Jackson, died Tuesday in Columbus. She was a member of the Jackson First Presbyterian Church where her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Robert Gray will officiate and burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery under direction of the Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. A native of Jackson, she was born April 8, 1896, to Charles D. and Elizabeth Armstrong Jones. Her husband, Ralph E. Mayfield, died in 1946. Surviving are two sons, Bob Mayfield, Wadsworth, and Ralph E. Mayfield Jr., San Francisco; and two sisters, Blanche Jones, San Diego, and Jean Russell, San Francisco.  [Chillicothe Gazette. June 1979. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

McARTHUR, Hon. Duncan, Chillicothe, O., April -, m -. The Chillicothe Gazette announces the death of Allen C. McArthur, the last immediate descendant of Gov. McArthur. It is stated that he was appointed a colonel in the regular service, and " afterwards, upon the resignation of Gen. Harrison, became commander-in-chief of the army of the North-west." [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]

Died, at this place, of a bilious complaint, on the 25th inst., after a short indisposition and in the 73d year of his age, Col. Moses McClean, formerly a citizen of Adams county, Pennsylvania .  On the day following, his remains were interred in the Presbyterian burial ground, in the borough of Chillicothe , in the presence of a very numerous funeral procession, whose countenances, in sad solemnity, expressed the great loss society sustained by his death.  He has left a numerous family of children to console their irreparable loss.  He was a fond father, a sincere friend, a cheerful and instructing companion, a loyal citizen, and a charitable Christian.  He was one of the few remaining heroes of the revolution and fathers of our freedom; and was a patriot and politician, who flushed with a love and liberty and selected by the collected wisdom of Pennsylvania, was appointed one of the first captains in the revolutionary army, and marched to the northward, where he endeared himself to his soldiers and subalterns, and secured the confidence and esteem of his superior officers; and in captivity, endured with manly fortitude, every privation that British cruelty inflicted, that he might give freedom to his country. In the army, in the Legislature of Pennsylvania, and in the other various appointments which he held, with unsullied reputation, in Pennsylvania and Ohio, both in church and state, he gave general satisfaction.  His industrious habits and moral rectitude, had preserved to him an unusual activity of body and serenity of mind.  From the Chillicothe Supporter, Aug. 31   [The Centinel, Gettysburg, PA,  September 12, 1810, NP - Sub by FoFG]

Prominent in Laurelville business and church affairs, Dan A. McClelland, 73, died Saturday at 7 p.m. Mr. McClelland was a director of the Salt Creek Valley Bank, and a trustee of the M. E. church. He was also a charter member of the Knights of Pythias. Surviving is his wife. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Laurelville M. E. church, with special Knights of Pythias services afterward. Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery, under the direction of Deffenbaugh.  [Scioto Gazette. August 23, 1937. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

In services at Grandview Cemetery, ashes of Dennis McConnell, late of Glendale, Calif., were committed, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. P.B. Ferris officiated. Mr. McConnell was a brother of Mrs. Linda Miesse and Mr. Mace McConnell of Chillicothe. His wife, Mrs. Adah Wallace McConnell, is a sister of Mr. William Wallace of Chillicothe.  [Scioto Gazette. November 13, 1937. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

Mrs. Clara McCoppin, wife of James T. McCoppin of West Scioto Township passed away at her late residence Monday morning. She was born in Waverly, October 20, 1874, the daughter of Charles Racy. Surviving is her husband, six children, Mrs. Myrtle Cravens, Mrs. Ellsworth Trader, Mrs. Leslie Trego, Oscar, Trimble and Grandville McCoppin all of this city; one brother, Philip Lowenhouser of Wilmington; three sisters, Mrs. Louisa Oyer of Waverly, Mrs. Pauline Spindler and Mrs. Anna Edinger of this city. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from Ware's funeral home with interment in McDill cemetery.  [The Scioto Gazette, April 14, 1930. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

In this town, on Tuesday last of pulmonary disease, Mrs. Martha McCoy, consort of Mr. Robert McCoy, of Columbus, in the 31st year of her age.  [The Supporter, 1824 - CA, Sub by FoFG]

(Nov. 22, 1823) In Amanda Twp., Phillip McDermeth, aged 36. [The Supporter, Chillicothe, OH - CA, Sub by FoFG]

Near Chillicothe, Mr. John McDonald, in the 90th year. He was a native of Scotland, and was with Gen. Wolfe at the taking of Quebec in 1759. [April 29, 1818. Republished in Ohio Source Records by Ohio Genealogical Society].

Chillicothe, Oct. 16. - We learn, with regret, that Mr. John McDougal, the driver of the Eastern Mail Stage was thrown from his seat by the wheels passing over a stump, and instantly killed, a short distance beyond Kingston, on the way to Lancaster on Thursday night last.  Our informant states that both wheels passed directly over his body; and that a gentleman passenger the only person in the stage, succeeded in seizing the reins and guiding the horses without sustaining any further injury.  Mr. M. was a steady, careful and obliging young man, and his loss is deeply lamented by the proprietors of the stages and all others who knew him. [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, November 2, 1830; NP,Sub by FoFG]

At Chillicothe, O., Thomas White, after a brief quarrel with Miss Edith McKelvey, his sweetheart, shot her fatally and then killed himself. [The Guthrie Daily Leader; Guthrie, Oklahoma; June 14, 1896 - DD; Sub by FoFG]

Miller, Mrs. Henry (Jane Moore) died at her home in Stoutsville Sunday morning at three o'clock. Her death was due to pneumonia she had been a suffer for several years with paralysis. About a week ago she contracted the illness which was the cause of her death. The deceased was born in Ireland April 17, 1844(5) she was the daughter of Samuel and Margery (Glass) Moore. She came to this country with her parents when she was eight years of age and located in Ross County, near Hallsville. She is survived by her husband Henry Miller, and seven children. They are: Mrs. Emanuel Hutchins,of Amanda, Mrs. Edward Balthazer of Stoutsville, Mrs. Jacob Warner of Amanda, Harley Miller and Mrs. Samuel Gray of Columbus, Matt Miller and Miss Margaret Miller of Stoutsville. The funeral service were held Tuesday afternoon at the Lutheran church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Ruthford officiated. Interment was in Maple Hill at Stoutsville. [unknown newspaper/date]

Harry Truman Middleton, 78, of 426 South St., Greenfield, died at 8:38 p.m. Wednesday in Fayette memorial Hospital, Washington H.H. after an illness of several years. He was born near Fruitdale on May 28, 1876, a son of Ardon P. and Caroline Hutchinson Middleton. On Nov. 14, 1900 he married Venia Rodgers, who survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Augenstein of Marion County, Mrs. Helen Davis, at home, and Mrs. Bernice burke of Worthington; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Moxley of Greenfield, Mrs. Estella Clyburn of Springfield and Mrs. Bertha Park of Oak Ridge, Tenn. A son, daughter, sister and two brothers pred eceased him. Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Murray Funeral Home , where service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Roy C. Vandegrift will officiate and interment will be in Greenfield Cemetery.  [Chillicothe Gazette. Thursday, July 15, 1954. Submitted by Carla Mascara].

Mathew Moore is a native of the Emerald Isle, of Scotch-Irish descent, born June 11, 1838, son of Samuel and Margy Glass, both natives of that same place. The Moore family emigrated to America in 1853, sailing from Londonderry, and landing in Philadelphia after a ocean voyage of seven weeks, during which time they experienced one very sever storm. From Philadelphia they came west to Ohio, and have since made their home in Ross County. Mathew Moore is the fourth born in their family. For three years Mathew attended school in Philadelphia and during the day worked in a woolen factory. After coming to Ohio he engaged in farming and continued to live with his parents until a few years ago. For some time after coming here he worked out by the day and month. Mr. Moore was married in 1882 to Miss Sallie Rouse, a native of Hocking County, and daughter of John and Jane Rouse, her parents also being farmers. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have no children. Mr. Moore affiliates with Democratic party and has filled various local offices.  [unknown newspaper/date]
Samuel Moore, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Henry Miller, in Clearcreek Township, Fairfield County, on 12th inst., aged 91 years and 9 months. He was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in April 1802. He was united in marriage in 1821 to Miss Margery Glass, who was also born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in June 1796, and died November 12, 1893, just two months preceding her husband's death, aged 97 years and 6 months. They emigrated to America and settled in Philadelphia, PA, in the year 1853. Three years later they moved to Hocking County, Ohio, where they moved to Colerain township, Ross county, O (Ohio). Here they continued to reside on their farm near Hallsville, until two years ago, when they were taken to Stoutsville where they might brave the care of their only daughter, Mrs. Henry Miller. To this couple were born eight children, six of whom are living, Viz: Edward, James, and William in Kansas; Matthew in Ross, County, O.; David and Mrs. Henry Miller near Stoutsville, Fairfield County.  [Unknown Source. Jan. 12, 1894. Submitted by Kyle M. Condon].

Funeral services for Henry Morgan were held at 2:00 PM Sunday at Ware's Funeral Home with the Rev. P.B. Ferris officiating. Intermittent was made in Grandview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Karl Schramm, Percy Purinton, Henry Haney, Walter Haney, and Ed Trader.  [Scioto Gazette, Feb. 11, 1929. Submitted by Carla Mascara].


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