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Marysville Man's Fate
Columbus, O.,- S. P. Bailey of Marysville, O., who died in St. Franciso hospital here, was probably murdered. Marks found on the body of the fead man can be accounted for in no other way. The supposition is that he was waylaid by thugs or tramps for the purpose of robbery; that they struck him down and then placed the body on the railroad tracks to make it appear that the man had been the victim of an accident. Bailey was a farmhand. [Mansfield News, Jan. 2, 1908 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Marysville- Jan 31- Mrs. Mary Bidwell, 80, died today. A son and a daughter survive. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 1, 1917]

CARTER (child)
A child of W. H. Carter of Jackson township, was buried in Claibourne cemetery, Tuesday. [Richwood Gazette 11 Jan 1940; "50 Years Ago" (9 Jan 1890)]

Aged Resident Succombs - After a Long Illness of Consumption, Mrs. Jacob Coder to be Buried Wednesday.
Mrs. Mary Jane Coder, wife of Jacob Coder, passed away late Monday afternoon at her home in West Fourth street. Her death occurred at four o'clock. The deceased had been in ill health for a long time, which finally developed into consumption. Mrs. Coder was seventy-seven years old, and was born in Fayette county, Ohio. She was married to Mr. Coder in Pike county, fifty-one years ago the 27th of this month. For thirty-five years Mr. and Mrs. Coder resided on a farm in Taylor township, Union county. They moved to Marysville only a few weeks ago and have been living with their son, James Coder, who, with a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Woodland, of Peoria, are the only surviving children. Mrs. Coder is survived by a half brother, John Walker, and a half-sister, Mrs. Rosanna Price, of Ostrander. The funeral will be held at two o'clock Wednesday, in the Union church, on the Peoria road, where the interment will take place. Rev. W. M. Haines, of Sandusky, will officiate. [Marysville Journal-Tribune (Marysville, OH) 12 NOv 1907, pg 2; tr by KT]

Clarence Coffee, 23500 North Darby-Coe Rd., Milford Center, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete. Postle-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Source: Marysville Journal Tribune; 12 Jan 1997 - Contributed To Genealogy Trails by Wendi]

Marysville, Feb 6 - Mrs. W. R. Converse, 72, died today at her home in Darby township. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 7, 1919]

Mr. George Degood, a young married man, while returning from the field where he had been working, was struck by lightening and instantly killed, about two miles north of Pharisburg, Leesburg township, on Friday afternoon last. [Union County Journal, Jul 14, 1876]

The body of Mr. Thomas Donahue, an old gentleman who resides near Pottersburg, this county, aged about 60 years, was picked up on the railroad track between North Lewisburg and Pottersburg, in Union county, on Saturday night last. It is supposed the deceased was run over by a passing train while walking on the track. The remains were taken to West Liberty, Logan county, for interment, on Monday. [Union County Journal, Sep 29, 1876 - Sub by L. Dietz]

DOUBLE FUNERAL Of Father and Son Held at Peoria Monday under ******* of Masons-Buried in Oakdale.
A double funeral of father and son, Robert Finley and Frank Finley, took place in the Friends church at Peoria Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock and was largely attended. Robert Finley died Sunday midnight, after a long illness of Bright’s disease, and his son Frank, died Saturday of cancer. Robert Finley was 73 years of age, and is survived by a widow. The double funeral was in charge of the Masonic fraternity of which each was a member. Rev. J. B. Hagans, of Magnetic Springs, delivered the funeral address. Robert Finley was a veteran soldier being a member of the 96th O. V. I. He built the first house in the village of Peoria.
For a number of years he conducted a store at Peoria and his son afterward took up the business. Mr. Finley was a man who was well respected by everybody and enjoyed the acquaintance of a large circle of friends.
After the death of the son who was a postmaster at Peoria his bondsmen met Saturday and selected his widow to carry on the affairs of the office. Frank Finley expressed a desire before his death that his wife continue operating the store.
The bodies were brought to Marysville by Undertaker H. M. Morey & Co. of this city and interment took place in Oakdale. The G. A. R. of this city, attended the services at the grave of Robert Finley, he being a member of Ransom Reed Post of this city. [The Marysville Republican, Thursday, June 4, 1908]

James Gallant, aged 81, died at his home in Radnor last Thursday morning after suffering some time of hardening of the arteries. [Richwood Gazette 18 Jan 1940; "25 Years Ago" (14 Jan 1915)]

Marysville, O., Mar 7 - Major Ira Gordon, aged 60, died today from diseases and wounds received in the Army. [Lima Daily News, Mar 7, 1906]

Mrs. David Kyle, of south Franklin street, received the news Thursday evening of the death of her brother, Joel Griffith, which occurred at his home in Radnor township, Delaware county, Thursday afternoon about 4 o'clock. [Richwood Gazette 18 Jan 1940; "25 Years Ago" (14 Jan 1915)]

About two weeks ago, Miss Dora King, the affianced wife of J.S. Grosenbach, of Marysville, Ohio, died very suddenly.  Ever since her death, Grosenbach has been despondent and downhearted, and Saturday last he committed suicide by taking prussic acide.  He left a note stating that he could not live without his sweetheart, and asking to be buried by her side.  Grosenbach was a native of Switzerland, having come to this country nine years ago.  He was an accomplished linguist, speaking five languages. [The Pittsburgh Post (Pittsburgh, Penn) 21 Sep 1878, p. 4]

Mrs. Lora E. James, wife of Alvah James, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Man Hayes, of Claibourne township, died at her residence near West Hayden, last Monday of consumption. [Richwood Gazette 11 Jan 1940; "50 Years Ago" (9 Jan 1890)]

W.S. Jarvis Passed Away
Retired Carpenter Died on Saturday at age of 87 - Funeral Services Tomorrow William Stotler Jarvis, aged 87, of 531 Buckeye Street, well-known Marysville resident who was engaged in the carpentering business for years, passed away at his home Saturday evening about 8:00 o'clock after several weeks of illness.  He had been taken to Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus about a week ago and was brought home Saturday afternoon.  He had been in ill health for some time. He was born on March 18, 1853 in Noble County to William Jarvis and Leah House Jarvis, both natives of Noble County.  He married Marilla Snodgrass on Jan 3, 1875 in Marysville.  She died on Aug. 6, 1936.  Surviving are six children and one child of the couple is deceased.  Mr. Jarvis was the last of his family of four boys and five girls.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Jarvis home with the Rev. Guy Y. Caskill, pastor of the Christian Church of Columbus officiating.  Mr. Jarvis was a member of that church.  Burial will be made in Oakdale Cemetery in charge of William H. Faulkner, local funeral director.  [Marysville Journal-Tribune (Marysville, Ohio) Monday, 11 Mar 1940, p. 2, tr by KT]

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kauffman Funeral Home, West Liberty, for Albert W. Jewell, 90, Urbana, father of Marysville resident, Louis Jewell. He died Tuesday at 10:50 p.m., in the Latham Care Center, Bellefontaine.
Other survivors are his two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Petty, West Liberty; Mrs. Hazel Neer, Urbana; thirteen grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Byron Chapman will officiate at the funeral services. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty. Friends may call in the Kauffman Funeral Home after 2 p.m., today. [Source: Marysville Journal Tribune, Jan. 18, 1977 - Contributed To Genealogy Trails by Wendi]

George Kosht, received a dispatch last week, notifying him of the death of his father, at Auburn, Ind. [Richwood Gazette 18 Jan 1940; "50 Years Ago" (16 Jan 1890)]

MANEKE (Infant)
A beautiful infant child of Mr. A. Maneke, died at the residence of its parents on Main street from cholera infantum on Friday evening last, aged about six months. [Union County Journal, Jul 28, 1876]

On the last day of the year 1889, Andrew McNeil, who for fifty years had lived in Union county, was called to the great beyond. [Richwood Gazette, Jan 4, 1940, "50 Years Ago (Jan 2 1890)]

Mr. Merrill who has been in poor health for several months died at his home in Columbus last week. Mr. and Mrs. Merrill own a nice home here and spend their summer months at this place. [The Marysville Republican, Thursday, June 4, 1908]

Services Set For Mrs. Bertha Moder
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday at Postle-Hale Funeral Home for Bertha Martha Moder, 76, 123 Mulberry St., who died in her residence at 4:30 a.m., Sunday. She had been in ill health for a year. She was born June 5, 1900 in Iowa to C. A. and Katherine (Rausch) Eickenmeyer and had lived in Union County most of her life. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Order of Eastern Star. In 1926 she was married to Albert Moder, who survives. Other survivors include her mother, Mrs. Katherine Eickemeyer, of Janesville, Wisc.; one daughter, Mrs. Dolores Anderson, Plain City; two sons, Donald Moder, Milford Center and Paul Moder, Marysville; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren
One brother and two sisters survive, Theodore Eickemeyer, Janesville, Wisc.; Mrs. Ada Wassman, Chicago Heights, Ill. and Mrs. Christine Kandel, Marysville.
The Rev. Donald Bachman will officiate at the funeral services. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home after 2 p.m., Tuesday. [Source: Marysville Journal Tribune, Jan. 2, 1977 - Contributed To Genealogy Trails by Wendi]

Wounds Fatal
Columbus, Dec 28: J.C. Moore, 47, Marysville, Ohio, died here last night of a self-inflicted bullet wound in the head.  Police said he was despondent over the recent death of his mother. [Wilmington News-Journal (Wilmington, OH) 28 Dec 1931, p. 2]

Mrs. Nancy Oliver, wife of Lester Oliver, one of Richwood's oldest and most highly respected citizens died at her home on East Ottawa Street, Christmas eve. [Richwood Gazette 11 Jan 1940; "25 Years Ago (1 Jan 1915)]

Marysville, Feb. 1 - David S. Perry, 80, died last night. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb. 2, 1917]

The funeral of Mrs. Joseph Poling took place in the church at Allen Center Thursday morning. Deceased was the oldest resident of Allen township having reached the age of ninety-one years. She was the mother of Jeremiah Poling, one of the early pioneers of the county. [The Marysville Republican, May 28, 1908]

Marysville, O., May 25 - Nelson Reed, 23, residing southwest of this city, was killed while working in a cornfield with a steel-spiked harrow. Reed was riding the harrow, when the horses stopped rather suddenly, and he fell. The steel spikes cut him to pieces. [Coshocton Daily Times, May 25, 1900]

Marysville, Sep 2 - Joseph Robbins, 75, a prominent citizen of Taylor township, died today. He is survived by a widow and son, Richard of Akron. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sep 3, 1917]

Marysville, Aug 26- Howard Schoby, carpenter and contractor, of Plain City, died suddenly last night. [Plain Dealer, Aug 26, 1917]

A man by the name of M. Scott, near Essex, Union county, O., while putting rosin on a belt of a threshing machine yesterday, had his sleeve caught in the belt in some way and was drawn in and crushed to death. [Marion Daily Star Aug 8, 1878 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Mr. John H. Sellers, a well-known merchant of Marysville, Ohio, died there recently, aged 53 years.  He was a native of Manchester, this county.  His father was John Sellers, one of the Old Defenders.  The deceased had lived in Marysville 30 years.  [The Democratic Advocate (Westminster, Maryland)19 Oct 1895, p.3]

Mrs. Cora B. Simon, 95, Raymond, died today at 4:30 a.m. in Union Manor following an illness of several months.
Born Oct. 15, 1881 in Raymond, she had lived in that area for 50 years. She was the daughter of Alonzo and Lunettie (Orahood) Knox and was married in 1896 to Franz H. Simon, who died in 1944.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and the CLC of that church.
Survivors are one son, Charles Simon of Marysville, one daughter, Miss Mary K. Simon of Raymond, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Monalite Hoy, Columbus, two brothers, Harold Knox, Florida and Richard Knox, Whitehouse.
Services will be held in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Fr. James Carroll officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call in the Postle-Hale Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Wednesday. [Source: Marysville Journal Tribune, 25 Jan 1977 - Contributed To Genealogy Trails by Wendi]

George A. Starner died Saturday afternoon shortly before 3 o'clock at his home on Beatty avenue after a long illness of heart trouble and complications. [Richwood Gazette 18 Jan 1940; "25 Years Ago" (14 Jan 1915)]


Mrs. George Stevens, 71, of Plain City, a Red Cross worker who knit more than 100 pairs of socks with one pair of needles, died today. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 7, 1919]

Marysville, Dec 19- Enoch Stewart, 70, died today in a hospital following injuries suffered while employed in a Marion foundry. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 20, 1916]

Leonard L. Temple, 78, well known retired farmer residing near West Jackson, died in San Antonio hospital in Kenton, Thursday, April 21, after being in ill health during the past year. He was a member of the Union Baptist Church and a life-time resident of Jackson township.
Born June 23, 1876 in Jackson township, he was a son of Joseph Temple and Lenora C. Eastman Temple. March 19, 1902 he was married to Bertha Robinson at Richwood.
Surviving is the widow, two foster daughters, Mrs. Olga Muse, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Miss Cloe Kelby, Marion; a brother, Harry Temple, of Richwood, and a sister, Mrs. Naomi Bell, of Miami, Fla., also a half-sister, Mrs. Lucy Fields, of Oklahoma.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Winter-Milligan chapel conducted by Rev. James Taylor and Rev. Clyde Parish. Burial was made in Price cemetery north of Essex. [The Richwood Gazette (Richwood, Ohio) April 28, 1955 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Clair B. Thompson, 83, 810 Lakeview Dr., died at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, in Memorial Hospital after an illness of one year. He was a retired employe of the U. S. Post Office where he had worked for 43 years.
Born in Dover Township, April 25, 1893, the son of Lewis N. and Emma (Bowen) Thompson, he had lived all his life in the Marysville area. He was married in 1912 in Marysville to the former Frances Kingsley.
He was a member of Springdale Baptist Church and of the American Postal Workers Union.
Survivors are his wife, two sons, Lewis Thompson, Bellefontaine; Ted Thompson, Marysville; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ellen Lewis, Marysville; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
The Rev. John Jeffers and the Rev. Edgar Wollam will officiate at services in the Postle-Hale Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m., Saturday. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society and to Springdale Baptist Church. [Source: Marysville Journal Tribune, 25-26 Jan 1977 - Contributed To Genealogy Trails by Wendi]


Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Delaware for H. Cleland Tossey, Ostrander, 67, who died suddenly at home Saturday morning.
A retired farmer and inspector at Tecumseh Products in Marion, he was born Dec. 10, 1906 to Cletus and Elsie (Shaw) Tossey. He was a member of the Ostrander Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Jennell McPeek; a daughter, Miss Judy Tossey at home; a son, Kenneth of Ostrander; and a brother, Gerald Tossey of Springfield. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Batchelder officiating. [Source: Marysville Journal Tribune, 8-10 Jan 1977 - Contributed To Genealogy Trails by Wendi]

Mr. David Tulloss, aged 60 years, died at his residence in Mechanicsburg on Tuesday evening last after a lingering illness of consumption. The deceased was a brother-in-law of our fellow townsman, Mr. W. M. Cartmell. [Union County Journal, Jul 28, 1876]

World War 1: Died of Wounds: Mac Winget, Marysville, Ohio [The Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, North Dakota) 10 Jun 1918, p.2]

The remains of Mrs. Emma Wood, of Lima, were brought here last Saturday for interment. The deceased was before her marriage, Nettie Gandy, daughter Abijah Gandy, of near Claibourne. [Richwood Gazette, Jan 4, 1940, "50 Years Ago" (Jan 2 1890)]

A colored lady by the name of Woods, who resides on East Center street, died suddenly on Sunday night last. Heart disease is supposed to be the cause. Deceased was about to be confined. [Union County Journal, Aug 25, 1876 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday in the Claehn Funeral Home, Wayne St. Chapel, Ft. Wayne, Ind. for former Marysville resident Mrs. Christine E. Zich, 66, who died suddenly, Monday, in a Ft. Wayne Hospital.
She was born in Marysville, Jan. 27, 1910, the daughter of Christopher and Mary (Blumenschein) Scheiderer. She was a retired department in Concordia High School. Survivors are her husband, Carl Zich, Ft. Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Susan Pelis, Grand Rapids, Mich; one grandson; two brothers, Lawrence Scheiderer, Ft. Wayne; and Harold Scheiderer, Columbus.
Friends may call in the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., today. Interment will be in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Ft. Wayne. [Source: Marysville Journal Tribune, 24-26 Jan 1977 - Contributed To Genealogy Trails by Wendi]


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