Trumbull County, Ohio
Obituaries and Death Notices
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Rev. Benjamin St. John Page
Died in Warren, Ohio, November 9th, 1868, Rev. Benjamin St. John Page, aged 53 years.
Mr. Page was born near New Haven, Connecticut, in July, 1815. When twelve years old he removed with his parents to the Connecticut Western Reserve, and settled in Collamer, in Cuyahoga County, At the early age of thirteen he entered the preparatory department of Western Reserve College and graduated in the year 1833, when only eighteen years of age. After he graduated he was compelled by ill health to forego his studies for a time. Within the next three years, however, he was enabled to spend a year in the Theological department of Yale College, and also to pursue his studies privately, and was licensed to preach, preaching for a time in Elyria, Ohio, where he had a call to settle but declined, and also in Chester, Geauga County, where he was ordained to the ministry when twenty-three years of age; but was not settled as a pastor over any church until he removed again to Connecticut, remaining as pastor of the Congregational Church in Bridgeport, from the year 1845 to 1853. Afterward he preached for several years in Winstead, North Haven and Durham. His natural energy and inclination to hard work, however, again broke down his health and he was compelled about the 1862, to move to the west, preaching in Jackson, Illinois, until he was able to return to Durham. On the first of January 1866, he engaged to supply the pulpit of the first Presbyterian Church of Milwaukie for six months, when he was invited to become their pastor. He declined; but consented to remain until the first of January following, when he returned with his family to Collamer, Ohio, to remain for a time with his aged mother.
On the first of March, 1867, the pulpit of the Presbyterian Church, of this place being then vacant, he was invited to supply it for the remainder of the year; at the close of which, in answer to the unanimous voice of the Church, he engaged to remain another year.
On Wednesday Nov. 4th, he was taken violently ill with inflamation of the bladder, caused, as subsequent events proved, by incipient cancerous formation, and suffered severe physical distress from that time until he died at seven o'clock on Monday, the 9th inst.
On Wednesday the remains were taken to Collamer for burial, attended by the elders of the church and a few others. Perhaps Mr. Page's character could not be better expressed than in the words of the Rev. Dr. Blood, who attended his funeral. He said "Mr. Page was eminently a 'Christian Warrior,' battling for Christ wherever his Master called him, with an earnestness which characterizes the true soldier. He had more than ordinary zeal and fearlessness in Christ's cause, and had an original manner of presenting the truth. Few if any of all those who heard him preach were ever found asleep during his sermons, and very few went away from hearing him without being able to tell the substance of his discourse.'
Of late he has seemed to be more than usually warmed to his work. His sermon of two or three sabbaths ago, from Isaiah lxiv l, "We all do fade as a leaf," will be remembered as containing just such forcible admonitions, just such solemn words of warning, as he would have wished to leave behind him as parting legacy.
He was conscious until within a few hours of his death, and knew that he could not recover. He left loving messages for his wife and son, who were not with him until just before he died; also for the church for which he had labored so faithfully for the past year and a half; and looking back on a life well spent in the service of God, and forward to a blessed immortality, he confided himself trustingly to that Saviour whoe kingdom and cause he had labored to advance.
[Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, November 18, 1868 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Floyd E. Pardee, Sr.
Floyd E. Pardee, 57, 674 Porter NE, former safety-service director under mayor Henry C. Wagner, and veteran of World Wars I and II, died this morning at 1:15 in Trumbull Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He had been a patient at the hospital for two months.
Mr. Pardee served two years as safety-service director, starting Jan. 1, 1946.
Mr. Pardee, a lifelong Warren resident, was well-known in the city and throughout the county. He was active in Republican circles for years.
He worked for the Prudential Insurance Co. for many years and prior to that was engaged in the contracting business with is father the late Lloyd H. Pardee.
He had recently been employed by the County Commissioners as county building maintenance supervisor. He received his education in Warren schools and at Youngstown University.
A veteran of both World Wars, he was discharged in 1945 after serving as chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy for 21 months. He also served in the U.S. Navy for 21 months during World War I.
He was a member of the Second Christian Church, Old Erie Masonic Lodge, Ali Baba Grotto and the Warren Elks Lodge. He was also active in veterans affairs and a member of the American Legion, and past commander of the V 2W organization for veterans of both world wars. He was actively interested in sports and for six years prior to his enlistment in the Navy, was a member of the Warren Boxing Commission. Born May 8, 1900, in Warren, he was the son of Lloyd and Elmira Burkett Pardee.
Survivors include his wife, the former Helen Wood; his mother of Warren; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) Moore, Royal Oak, Mich.; five sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Shafer, Mrs. Frank Brink, Mrs. Pauline Spade, Mrs. James Barker and Mrs. John Box, all of Warren, and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Roberts Memorial Home Saturday at 1:30 pm. Friends may call Friday evening from 7 to 9. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
The Warren Elks will hold memorial services Friday evening at 7 at the funeral home. [Unknown newspaper, Oct. 24, 1957 - Sub by Allen Bankson]
T. G. Payne
DEATHS. --In Lancaster, Jefferson Co., Ind., March 26th, of Typhoid Pneumonia, T. G. Payne, Esq., aged 47 years. Deceased was formerly of Payne's Corners, this county. [Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, April 7, 1869
- Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Flora Louise Peck
DEATHS. --In Farmington, August 9, 1870, of dysentery, Flora Louise, infant daughter of Dr. A. F. and Cordie A. Peck, aged one year, and one month. [Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, August 17, 1870 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DEATHS. --In Gustavus, March 27, 1868, of Consumption. Mrs. Betsy Pelton relict of the late DeAnsel Pelton, in the 68th year of her age. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church, over 30 years; all who knew her can bear witness to the excellancy of her character as a christian, neighbor, and friend.
"Rest weary soul, thy work is done;Thy sufferings o'er, the victory won!" [Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, April 15, 1868 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DEATHS. --Fell asleep in Christ, in Bazetta, on the 2d inst., of typhoid fever, Orpha, wife of Ephraim Post, aged 44 years. A faithful wife, a devoted mother, the joy of the home circle, and beloved by all her acquaintances.
[Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, September 21, 1870 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
Jacob W. Pound
DEATHS. --In Liberty, April 28th, of brain fever, Mr. Jacob W. Pound, aged 37 years.
[Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, May 25, 1870 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]
DEATHS. -- In Warren, Ohio, June 29, 1868, of congestion of the brain, Frank, only son of N. S. Pratt, aged thirteen years and two months.
Left without a mother at the early age of three and a half years, he was truly the comfort of his bereaved father. Frank was a good boy, industrious and obedient as a scholar, in both day and Sunday school; he won the love of both teachers and class-mates. His father said to me of him: "I never knew Frank to do a wrong act. I never had occasion to punish him."
His funeral was largely attended, the Sunday school, of which he was a member, following him to the grave.
May God bless the afflicted. M. M. Warren. [Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday, July 15, 1868 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]