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Washington County, Ohio
Obituaries and Death Notices
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Mathilda B. Palmer
MRS. PALMER, 83, DAUGHTER OF OHIO PIONEER, IS DEAD. Mrs. Mathilda B. Palmer, 83, mother of Carl A. Palmer, manager of the Citizens Building Co., died last night after an illness of two months at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Emil M. Baumoel, 3381 Avalon Road, Shaker Heights. Mrs. Palmer was born in Washington County, Ohio and was the daughter of Adam Beck, one of the first settlers in the county. She had lived in Cleveland nearly 50 years, for the last two at her daughter's home. Services will be Tuesday at the R. S. Bennett funeral home, 11212 Euclid Avenue, with burial in Knollwood Cemetery. Another daughter Mrs. W. E. Arnold, survives her. [Source: Plain Dealer, January 31, 1937 - Transcribed by C. Anthony]

James Franklin Pierce
Marietta, O., Dec. 8. Yesterday, about 4 o'clock, the engineer of the freight train from Harmar to Belpre, just before reaching the latter place, observed two men on the track and whistled down brakes, but before the train could stop the engine struck James Franklin Price, son of Wm. Price, of Harmar, kiling him instantly, and mangling his body fearfully. Price was a man aged about twenty-one, and bore a good character. He and his companion had been drinking, which, no doubt, led to his untimely end. [Source: December 9, 1874, Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Transcribed by C. Anthony]

Thomas Pierce
Saturday week, at Watertown, Washington county, Granville Hawkins accidentally shot and instantly killed his father-in-law, Thomas Pierce. Pierce, who had gone to a mill, was taking a sack of grain from his wagon, at the Watertown Mills, when the sack slipped. Hawkins, who was standing near with his gun, attempted to catch it, and in so doing the gun was discharged, the ball passing through Pierce's heart, causing instant death. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 1, 1874 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Norvel W. Pinnell, M. D.
DIED. At his residence in Belpre, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 28th, 1870, of disease of the heart, Norvel W. Pinnell, M. D., in the 32d year of his age. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 14, 1870 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Fremont Plumley
Drowned, Monday, August 1st, Fremont Plumley, son of J. N. Plumley, Esq., of Belpre township, Washington county, aged about 14 years. He was swinging under the bridge at the forks of Little Hocking; the swing gave way, letting him into the water. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, August 18, 1870 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Robert Pugh
In Barlow, 5th inst., Robert Pugh, aged about 60. Source: May 13, 1870, [The Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Transcribed by C. Anthony]

Benjamin P. Putnam
On the 2d inst at Marietta, Ohio, Benjamin P. Putnam, cashier of the bank of that place, and agent of the Ohio Land Company. He has been from time in the prime of life, and has left a numerous circle of friends to whom he was endeared by many amiable and social qualities. He died expressing his confidence and trust in God. [Evening Post (New York, NY), Issue 7027, Page 2, January 18, 1825 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Douglas Putnam
Marietta, Ohio, Dec. 22 – Douglas Putnam died yesterday aged 88. He leaves a widow and four children. He was the great-great-grandson of General Israel Putnam, famous in revolutionary history and grandson of General Israel Putnam who helped settle the Ohio valley. (Augusta Gazette, Augusta, Kansas, Friday, December 28, 1894, front page, Submitted by Peggy Thompson)

Fanny Putnam
Died, in this town on Wednesday the 5th inst. Miss Fanny Putnam, daughter of Mr. Israel Putnam. [Ohio Gazette (Marietta, OH), April 10, 1809, Volume IV, Issue 160, Page 2 - Transferred by AFOFG]

Colonel Israel Putnam
In Belpre, (Ohio) Col. Israel Putnam, eldest son of Gen. I. P. [Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA), Issue 2925, Page 2, April 18, 1812 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

--- At Belpre, Ohio, on the 7th ult. col. Israel Putnam, eldest son of the revolutionary patriot, general Israel Putnam, to whom the deceased was aid-de-camp. Col. Putnam has been long a citizen of Belpre; and of his worth, its citizens can give lively attention. He was in the 73d year of his age. [Columbian (New York, NY), Volume III, Issue 765, Page 3, April 14, 1812 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

William Rufus Putnam
Judge William Rufus Putnam, whose death occurred at Marietta on Sunday, was one of its oldest and most respected citizens, prominent in secular and religious circles, and distinguished for his rare purity of character. He was an officer in the First Congregational Church, the oldest in the State, and a liberal friend of the college. He was also the grandson and last living descendant of Gen. Rufus Putnam, Superintendent of the Ohio Company which founded Marietta in 1788. Judge Putnam had reached his sixty-ninth year. His health had latterly failed, and shortly before his death his infirmities culminated in an acute form of brain disease. He will be much deplored by all who knew him. None could excel him in genuine integrity, and it was one of his most marked characteristics to dread lest he should not be perfectly honest in rendering an account of his estate for taxation. He always gave the State the benefit of any possible doubt as to every item, and probably often paid more than could justly be asked of him. This conscientiousness was an example of all his transactions, public and private. [Source: May 3, 1881, Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Transcribed by C. Anthony]

William Rufus Putnam
Death of Wm. R. Putnam.---One of the pioneers of Ohio, Hon. Wm. Rufus Putnam, died on the 1st inst., at Marietta. He was a son of Gen. Rufus Putnam, who established the first permanent settlement of whites in Ohio. He was born in Rutland, Mass., in 1771, and was 83 years of age at the time of his death. He graduated at Yale College, and, in 1801, was a representative of Washington county in the territorial Legislature. He served several terms in each House of the Legislature, after the organization of the State. In 1840 he was one of the Harrison electors. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, January 04, 1855 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]


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