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Irma M. Finlayson
Finlayson, Irma M., age 100, of East Sparta, passed away Sat. morning in Aultman Hospital. Born in Woodsfield, OH, a daughter of the late William and Lulu Camden Mehl, she had been a resident of East Sparta for over 70 years. Irma was a member of East Sparta Christian Church. Preceded in death by her husband, John Finlayson, on Aug. 5, 1975; one daughter, Patsye Norton; one stepson, Tedd Finlayson; one granddaughter, Kathy Wagner; one grandson, Grant Norton; and six brothers and five sisters. Survived by two daughters and sons-on-law, Marlene and Tom Wagner, of North Canton, and Joni and Don Varansky, of Mineral City; one son, Jan Finlayson, of the home; fourteen grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. Services will be conducted Wed. at 11 a.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with Pastor Fred Blauser officiating. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery in Sandyville. Friends may call Tues. from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.
[The Repository (Canton, Ohio) June 22, 2009 - Sub by Ida Maack Recu]

John L. Finlayson
EAST SPARTA -- John L. Finlayson, 69, of 9418 Main st. SE died Tuesday morning in Canton Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. He was a resident of this area 36 years.
Born at Canton, he was a son of Kenneth and Alfretta Longabaugh Finlayson. A retired employe of Stark County engineers, he was a World War II Army veteran.
Surviving are his widow, the former Irma Mehl; three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Donald (Joni) Varansky of Hartville, Mrs. Thomas (Marlene) Wagner of North Canton, Mrs. Earl (Patsye) Norton of here and Tedd and Jan of Bolivar; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Lewis of East Canton; 13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Gordon Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Slack of the Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Sandyville. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9.
[The Times Reporter (Dover, Ohio), August 6, 1975 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Kenneth V. Finlayson
CANTON -- Kenneth V. Finlayson, 65, of 1020 N. Cheery st., originally of Zoar, died this morning in Canton Aultman Hospital. A construction worker, he had been ill a year.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Harry (Berdine) Locke and Mrs. Olen (Arva) Hickman of here; 2 sons, Donald of Liverpool, N. Y., and Kenneth of Sugarcreek; a sister, Mrs. Lewellyn Lewis of here; a brother, John of East Sparta; a half-brother, Carl McDonald of Missouri and 15 grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. (fast time) in Gordon Funeral Home at East Sparta. Rev. Oscar Bablen will officiate, with burial in Welshimer [Melscheimer] Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9.
[The Daily Reporter (Dover, Ohio), August 24, 1966 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]
Kenneth V. Finlayson
CANTON -- Services for Zoar native, Kenneth V. Finlayson, 66, of 1020 Cherry av. NE, were scheduled to be held today at 1:30 p.m. (fast time) in Gordon Funeral Home at East Sparta with Rev. Oscar Babler officiating. Burial was to be in Melsheimer Cemetery.
Finlayson, who lived in Canton the last 10 years, died Wednesday in Aultman Hospital from bronchial asthma. He was a construction worker.
Surviving are 2 sons, Kenneth N. of Sugarcreek and Donald V. of Liverpool, N. Y.; 2 daughters Mrs. Olen (Arva) Hickman and Mrs. Harry (Berdine) of Canton; a brother, John of East Sparta; a half-brother, Carl McDonald of Missouri; a sister, Mrs. Lewellyn Lewis of Canton, and 15 grandchildren.
[The Daily Reporter (Dover, Ohio) August 26, 1966 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Emanuel Fox
An aged resident of West Lebanon.
FALLS HEADLONG Down a stairway and his lifeless body is found Saturday by neighbors, who break open the door--no indications of foul play-- Coroner Conklin called and holds an inquest Sunday.  Coroner Conklin was called to West Lebanon, Sunday morning, to hold an inquest over the remains of Emanuel Fox found dead at his home near that place.  The testimony showed that Fox was a bachelor, living alone in a small house and occupying the upper portion as his sleeping apartments. He was 74 years of age. He had not been seen about his home for nearly 2 days, and neighbors fearing something had happened, as Fox was in a very comfortable circumstances financially, went to the house Saturday noon to investigate. They found the house locked, and repeated rappings failed to bring a response. The door was broken open and Mr. Fox's lifeless body was found at the bottom of the stairway, where he had evidently fallen headlong some little time previous, as the condition of the remains indicated that death had occurred about 36 to 48 hours before.  Fox's neck was broken and bruised in a number of places. Blood covered the stairway, but as nothing in the house was disturbed, there were no indications of foul play. Coroner Conklin turned the body over to the undertaker. Relatives will then take charge and see to proper burial. Mr. Fox had deeds to several properties in and about West Lebanon, and about $2500 in bank and on interest. A verdict of accidental death will be rendered by the coroner.
 [Repository (Canton, OH), 24 Sep 1894; Sub. by Joyce Hambleton Whitten]

Peter Fox
In Tuscarawas Township, October 20, Mr. Peter Fox, age 95 years six months. He was a native of Berks County Pennsylvania.  
[Canton Repository (Canton, OH); 8 Nov 1855; Sub. by Joyce Hambleton Whitten]

Nicholas Funt
Died 28 Feb 1876, married, age 31 y 11m 15d - Place Of Death, Uniontown - Place Of Birth, Ohio - Occ, Day Laborer - Cause Of Death, Consumption - Residence, Uniontown  [Transcribed by Linda Dietz from the materials provided from the research of Lynn Stephens Headley]


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