Jane Pierce Sackett
AKRON, O., July 31. - Mrs. Jane Pierce Sackett, ninety-one years old, died at her home in Tallmadge today, of old age. She was one of the best known women of Summit county. She had lived in Tallmadge for more than fifty years. [Plain Dealer (1 Aug. 1900) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]
Hugo Schumacher of Akron, O., one of the best known capitalists of that city, died at the Hotel Del Prado yesterday morning of typhoid fever after two weeks' illness. He was a nephew of Ferdinand Schumacher, the oatmeal magnate, and had but recently promoted the H. Schumacher Cereal company as a rival of the American Cereal Company, of which concern Mr. Schumacher was Secretary and Treasurer for a number of years. He was 50 years old. He leaves a widow and one child, both of whom were with him at the time of his death. A brother arrived from Akron last night to attend to the arrangments for the funeral. [Chicago Daily Tribune, 14 May 1902 - Sub by FoFG]
Charles H. Shook
AKRON, O., Jan. 16. - Charles H. Shook, thirty-seven years old, drank carbolic acid and died, after a quarrel with his wife at their home in Barberton, this forenoon. Shook had consumption, and had not worked at his trade of well driller for some time. He was moody and quarrelsome, and drank the acid while his wife struggled with him to prevent it. [Plain Dealer (17 Jan. 1903) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]
Shutt - Mrs. Mary Shutt, mother of J. A. Shutt of this city, and for a number of years a resident of Stark County, Ohio, died of heart disease at the residence of her son William in Cameron, Mo., on Sunday, August 1, 1880. Her funeral took place on Tuesday following. Her death was unexpected. She passed away calmly while sitting in her chair. She died as she lived, a good Christian and a kind and affectionate mother. Peace to her ashes. She was born in Washington County, Md., in the year 1807 and was in her 73d year. Her husband, Elias Shutt, died in the year 1850. She remained a widow up to her death. She was the mother of 13 children; eight are yet living to mourn her loss. They were all at her funeral except her eldest son, J. A. Shutt, of this city. [Summit County Beacon, August 11, 1880 - DW - Sub by FoFG]
Mrs. Moses Smith
SMITH -- At Akron, O., of apoplexy, March 27, Mrs. Moses Smith, mother of Mrs. Alvin Austin of this city. [Chicago Daily Tribune, 30 Mar 1877 - Sub by FoFG]
West Richfield: July 26. - Another good man has gone. Martin Spaffard, who came to Richfield with his father's family from Richmond, Chittendon County, Vermont, in 1816, died July 13, 1887, at his home in this place. He was born October 25, 1808, and consequently was nearly 79 years old. Two years ago last January he had a stroke of paralysis, from which he never fully recovered, although he became able to walk around the neighborhood and make his friends a call. He was in Akron all last Winter with his daughter, Mrs. Orline Shepard, and there as well as in every place where he lived he made friends. No one could know him without loving him. He came back to Richfield only a few months ago, and for a time seemed to feel better and look better. Sunday, July 10, he had another stroke of paralysis which affected his whole left side, and Wednesday morning, a little after midnight, he breathed his last. It is needless to extol a man as good and as universally beloved as he was. He was the last but one of 14 children. Mr. Beniah Ellsworth, his sister, is the only one remaining. Rev. Mr. Bush preached his funeral sermon in the Methodist Church July 15, and the Sunday following in the cemetery at the West Center he was buried by the side of his wife who died nearly five years ago. Among the friends who attended the funeral was a nephew of the deceased, Henry Burnett, who, when a boy three years ago came from Vermont in the same company with Martin Spaffard. [Summit County Beacon (9 Nov. 1881) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]
Lester F. Sparrow, 65, of Akron, Ohio, a native of Farmer City [IL], died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday [March 19, 1977] at Akron, according to word received here.
His funeral and burial were in Akron.
Mr. Sparrow was born Oc. 25, 1910, in Farmer City, a son of Fred and Madge [Van Note] Sparrow.
Surviving are a son, Joseph; three brothers, Cecil, Indianapolis, Ind.; Bill [Essel], El Paso, [IL] ; Joe, Danvers, [IL]; six sisters, Mrs. Ruby Branson, and Mrs. Berniece Saathoff, both of Champaign [IL]; Mrs. Peggy Stretch, Colfax [IL]; Mrs. Mary Elliott, 1119 E. Monroe, Bloomington [IL]; Miss Patricia Sparrow, Bement [IL]; and Mrs.Virginia Murray, Gridley [IL], and three grandchildren. He was a veteran of World War II." [The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL (March 23, 1977) - Sub by belane1964 AT peoplepc.com]
Clarissa C. Sperry
AKRON, May 30. - Mrs. Clarissa C. Sperry, wife of Hon. Ira P. Sperry, died at her home in Tallmadge last night of a sudden illness which seized her Friday evening. The deceased had resided in Tallmadge for half a century and was a well known woman. Her age was seventy-eight years. She was the mother of Dr. W. O. Sperry of Tallmadge, George P. Sperry of Akron, Prof. Frank L. Sperry of New York and Henry B. Sperry of Akron. [Plain Dealer (31 May 1897) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]
Tallmadge. Feb. 14. Mrs. Julia Sperry died today of pneumonia. [Summit County Beacon (20 Feb. 1889) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]
Ira Stilson Dead
Akron, (O.) April 5. -- Ira Stilson, the hired man of Alva Stone, who was assaulted by the same person who killed Stone and his wife a week ago last night, died today. He was never able to give a clear account of the tragedy, saying during the brief interval that he was conscious that he remembered nothing of the assault upon himself. [Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr 1896 - Sub by FoFG]
The body of Mrs. Stout, of Akron, who died a few days ago, was sent here for internment last Sunday. The burial took place at the little family cemetery a few miles north of our village. [Summit County Beacon (10 Aug. 1887) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]
William H. Strohman
Wm. H. Strohman, aged 49, died Saturday, at his home in Springfield. Funeral services were held from the residence Monday at 3 p. m. Interment in East Akron cemetery. [Akron Daily Democrat. (Akron, Ohio), 05 May 1902; sub by KT]
Gerald W. Svet
Gerald W. Svet, 44, of Spencer, Ohio, passed away Dec. 29, 1994.
Gerald was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and has been an longtime area resident. He was currently employed as a machinist at the Karg Corporation.
Preceded in death by his father, Joseph; he leaves his wife, Joann; son, Gary of Akron; step-daughters, Cheryl, Michelle, Kara and Sandy, all of Spencer; mother, Mrs. Betty Hess of Norton.
Funeral services 1 p.m. TUESDAY at the Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 811 Grant St., Akron, Rev. Robert Kuhns officiating. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends TODAY from 4 to 8 p.m. and from 12 until service time Tuesday. (Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Akron-Grant St., 253-8121.) [Submitted by L. K. Ortman]
At Akron, Ohio, on the 16th ult. Mrs. Lucretia Swift, aged 68, relict of the late Zephaniah Swift, Chief Justice of the State of Connecticut. [Hartford Daily Courant, Hartford, CT, 6 Feb 1843 - Sub by FoFG]