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Obituaries and Death Notices


Frederick Albrecht
Frederick Albrecht, a man of middle age, died at his home on Wooster street Thursday of typhoid fever, having been ill since Sunday only. He leaves four children.
[January 6, 1888, The Massillon Independent, Massillon Ohio - SW - Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. Allen
Suicide -- On the 12th ult., Mrs. Allen, wife of James Allen, of Lexington Township, Stark County, drowned herself in a small pond near the house of her husband. She was about fifty years of age, supported a good character, but for some time previous to her death appeared to be afflicted with melancholy.Canton Ohio Repository. [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, June 10, 1829 - NP - Submitted by FOFG]

Henry Altekruse
Henry Altekruse, former sheriff of Stark county mid citizen of Canton for 28 )vars, died Saturday morning at his rooms over 129 South Court street, from Internal hemorrhage. He had been seriously ill only a short time, having suffered an attack early last week. About 8 o'clock Saturday mornlug Mr. Altekruse had a second hemorrhage which resulted In his death several hours later.
Mr. Altekruse, who was 62 years of age, formerly lived at Masslllon and served a term as coroner. He was elected sheriff In 1879 and served two terms since which time he has resided In this city. In that capacity he was obliged to spring the drop for the triple hanging of George Mann, Adolph Orr and John Sammett, who were the last prisoners exocuted in Stark county. After performing that gruesome duty Mr. Altekruse was completely unnerved and was never after able to banish the sight from his mind in fact he was a changed man, and intimate friends say that his jovial spirit of old never returned. Mr. Altekruse was n member of Perry lodge. K. of P., of Masslllon, and was also a member of the Masonic order. Ho Is survived by two daughters Mrs. William It, Worley. of 219 North Cleveland avenue, and Miss Clara Altekruse, of 133 West North street. Funeral services will be held at the Worley home at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The remains will then be taken to Massillon for interment.
[The Stark County Democrat, Apr 9, 1907 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Jos Augustine
Canton, Ohio, Dec 14. On Dec 7, Jos Augustine young man, son of Mr. Baltzer Augustine, of Oznaburg township, was killed whilst creeping under the bellows in Congress Furnace; caught by the stirrup, his head was instantly tore from his body.
[Daily National Intelligencer, Jan 3, 1821, KT - Sub by FoFG]


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