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John Saxton

John Saxton, died at his residence in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday last, aged 81 years. He commenced the publication of the Ohio Repository in 1814 and was connected with the paper ever since
. [Defiance Democrat (Defiance, Ohio), April 22, 1871 - Sub by FoFG]

Edna K. Schworm
Mrs. Melville F. Schworm
Mrs. Edna K. Schworm, 76, of 5 David ave. NE, died Wednesday night in her residence.  She had been ill about six weeks.  Born in Waynesburg, Pa., and a Massillon resident for three and a half years, Mrs. Schworm was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. Survivers include her husband, Melville F. Schworm; a daughter, Miss Helen Elizabeth Schworm, at home; two brothers, Alfred Z. Harmon of Canton and Jesse H. Harmon of Tucson, Ariz.  The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Gordon-Shaidnagle-Hollinger funeral home with the Rev. Otto R. Gerber, D.D., pastor of St. John's church, officiating.  Interment will be made in the Massillon cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening from 7 to 9.[The Evening Independent, Massillon, OH; Aug. 16, 1962 - Sub. by Karen K]

Joseph Schworm
Joseph Schworm, 88, died Wednesday afternoon in the residence of his son, Edward Schworm of Cambridge Springs, Pa. Death followed an illness of three years. Mr. Schworm, a retired farmer, was a former resident of the Beach City community.
His wife, Mrs. Clara Schworm, died five years ago. Besides his son, he is survived by a brother, Frank Schworm of Canton, and three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Nydegger of Strasburg, Mrs. Minnie Messer of Dundee and Mrs. Jessie Carman of Goodwine, Ill.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Adams and Lantzer funeral home at Beach City with the Rev. Lloyd Riggle, pastor of the First Lutheran chruch of Beach City, officiating. Interment will be made in South Lawn cemetery at Beach City.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.
[The Evening Independent, Massillon, OH, 26 Jan 1950 - Sub by Karen K.]

Mary E. Schworm
The funeral of Miss Mary Elizabeth Schworm, 71, of 4 David ave., NE, who died Tuesday morning, was held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Evangelical church.  The Rev. O.E. Wittlinger, of Cleveland, officiated.  Interment was made in the Massillon cemetery. The pall bearers were Paul Pflug, Alois Geis, Neal Schworm, Melville Schworm, Arthur Jenner and David Geis.   [The Evening Independent, Massillon, OH; April 27, 1935; Sub. by Karen K]

Henry Semmerleis
The remains of Henry Semmerleis will be brought to Canton for burial Monday morning on the Wheeling & Lake Erie railroad, at 9:05. The deceased died at Cleveland, Friday morning. He was 84 years of age leaving no close relatives in this city. The remains will be taken to the receiving vault at Westlawn cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev. E. P. Herbruck, pastor of the Trinity Reformed church.
[The Stark County Democrat, Apr 2, 1907 - Sub by L. Dietz]

William Shade
In attempting to alight from a moving train at the Shiloh depot Tuesday evening, William Shade, aged 49 years, was thrown beneath the wheels and had his left leg cut off at the thigh. His death resulted in about an hour. Mr. Shade and his family were moving from Smitlville and Mr. Smith had accompanied his goods as far as Greenwich, from which place he went on to Shiloh on a passenger train expecting the goods to follow on Wednesday morning.
For some reason he did not remain on the train. It had come to a stop, but as it was pulling into the depot at Shiloh he jumped off and was thrown under the train.
The injured man was taken to the home of his brother-in-law, David Clemens, In Shiloh, and was given immediate medical attention, hut his heart action was too weak to with stand the shock and he died in a short time. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. William Wolfe, of Shelby and Miss Edith Shade, also four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Frank Copeland and Jerry Shade, of Franklin township, Mrs. Andrew Snyder and John Shade, of Jackson township, Mrs. Jacob Hines. of Ganges and Mrs. David Clemens, of Shiloh.
The funeral will be conducted Friday morning from the Methodist church in Shiloh, gathering at the Clemens home at 10 o'clock and proceeding at once to the church where the services will be held.
[Mansfield News, Jan 8, 1908 - Submitted by Linda Blue Dietz]

Anna Margaret Oberlin Shilling
Mrs. Anna Oberlin Shilling, 84, of 2107 Lincoln Way, NW, died Tuesday evening in the Par View Manor Nursing home, 54 Pine st SE. Mrs. Shilling was a life resident of the vicinity, having lived in Massillon the past 33 years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bernice L. Thomas of Massillon; a son, Carl A. Shilling of RD 2, Massillon; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Luttrell of Winchester, Va. and Mrs. Lulu Porter of Columbus, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Te funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Sixteen Evangelical and Reformer church of which she was a member. The Rev. Arthur Heisler, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Sixteen cemetery. Friends may call at the Arnold-Lynch funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the church an hour before the service where it will lie in state.
[Evening Independent (Massillon, Ohio), June 25, 1952 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Caroline Snyder
Mrs. Caroline Snyder, 79, of RD #1, Beach City (Ohio) died in her residence, three miles south of Wilmot (Ohio) early this morning following a two-day illness.
Ms. Snyder and her husband, Jacob Snyder, observed their 5oth wedding anniversary in July of 1957.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Snyder is survived by three sons, Lester of RD 3 Navarre (Ohio), Ivan of Canton (Ohio) and Paul Snyder of Columbus (Ohio); two daughters, Mrs. Ira Crabtree of Canton and Mrs. Dorothy Albright of RD 3, Carrollton (Ohio); five brothers, Levi Gardner of Berlin (Ohio), Harvey Gardner of Kidron (Ohio) Ammon and Alvin, both of Sugar Creek (Ohio) and Abe Gardner of Massillon (Ohio); a sister, Mrs. Wesley Engle of Trail (Ohio) and 14 grand children and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Wilmot Methodist church with Rev. Clyde Willis, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in Green Lawn Cemetery, Wilmot (Ohio).
Friends may call at the Desvoignes funeral home in Mt. Eaton (Ohio) on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. before the time of service
["Evening Independent", Massillon, Ohio, 25 November 1958 - Sub. by Ron Conkle]

Jacob Snyder
Beach City Jacob Snyder, 90, of RD1 a former bridge and cement contractor and coalmine operator, died Thursday in the Lodge Nursing Home at Navarre following a long illness. Born near Trail (Ohio), he was an area resident. He operated a coal mine 30 years and also was a farmer. He was a member of the Wilmot EUB Church.
Surviving are 3 sons, Lester of Brewster, Ivan of Canton and Paul of Columbus; 2 daughters, Mrs. Norman (Dorothy) Albright of New concord and Mrs. Ira (Gladys) Crabtree of Canton; a sister, Mrs Emma Studer of Orville; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. His wife, Caroline, and 3 brothers preceded him in death.
Rev. Den Roush will officiate at services Sunday at 2 p.m. in Wilmot EUB Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Wilmot. Friends may call at Lantzer Funeral Home Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 and at the chuch an hour before services.
["Dover Daily Reporter", 29 Sept 1967 - Sub. by Ron Conkle]

Melancholy Accident
Canton, Ohio, Nov. 18 -- On the 14th inst., two young men, sons of Mr. Henry Sower, of Franklin township, in this county, went out to hunt Deer. After some time one of them perceiving something through the bushes, which he supposed to be a deer fired, and on approaching the spot found his brother a lifeless corpse! - Repository.
[Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Penn), December 8, 1824 - NP - Sub by FoFG]

Elizabeth Stover [Stoner]
Mrs. Elizabeth Stover [Stoner], a sister of Mr. Samuel Oberlin, of this place, died on Wednesday of last week, at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. John Oberlin, West Lebanon, O., at the age of seventy-six years.
[The Massillon Independent (Massillon, Ohio), February 5, 1886 - Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Thomas Sweney
Died on the 7th inst. near Canton, Stark county, Ohio, after an illness of about 12 days, Mr. Thomas Sweney, late of Cumberland township in this county aged 76 years.
[Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, August 27, 1828 - NP - Sub by FoFG]


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