Van Wert County, Ohio, Obituaries for 1895 - 1899

Obituaries for 1911 - 1915

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Surnames: FOWLER
Decedent: Evaline Fowler
Date listed: Sunday, January 29, 1911

(Submitted by Sandra Brun,

Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Fowler were held at Greenbrier church. Rev. Parvin Bond, of this city was in Charge. The deceased had been sick for some time at the home of Mr. and Mrs Icum Wade, Pleasant township. The funeral of Mrs Evaline Fowler which was conducted at the R.U.B. church south of Glenmore, last wednesday Jan 25 was attended by a large number of relatives and friends who listened with great interest to the sermon given by Rev Culberson, pastor of that meeting. Rev Culberson spoke from Psalms 17:15 and was assisted in the services by Rev. P.W. Bond pastor of the Friends Van Wert Circuit. The following obituary is a small expression of what could be truthfully said of the l ife lived by Mrs. Fowler. Evaline Byerly was born in Ross County, Ohio,August 5th,1835 and departed this life after having sent 75 years 5 months and 17 days with us, helping to lighten our every burden. Sunday January 22,1911 she accepted the invitation to retire from work and reap the reward of the seed sown, In the year 1851 on the 12 day of Jan she was united in marriage with Reuban W. Fowler. This union was blessed with eight children two of whom with the father have preceded the mother to the great beyond. For over thirty years Mrs Fowler has been a member of the U.B. church giving her service not alone to that denomination bir found her place in other denominations and especially at Antioch chapel having spent the latter part of her life near that church. Mrs Fowler leaves six children, three sons and tree daughters, eighteen granchildren and seven great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends to love and serve the same God she did as we mourn our loss.

Surnames: FOX
Decedent: Susan Fox
Date listed: Sunday, February 12, 1911

Submitted by Sandra Brum

Mrs. Susan Fox, a pioneer lady of Hoaglin township died Friday morning. She was the wife of the late Otho Fox who died June 12, last. The deceased lady was 85 years of age and leaves a family of 2 sons and 3 daughters. Funeral Sunday at 1:30 from the home. Burial at Mt Pleasant cemetery. Mrs. Susan Rittner-Fox was born in Fairfield county, Nov 3, 1828 and departed this life February 17,1911 aged 82 years, three months and 13 days. She was the daughter of James and Minnie Rittner and was married to Otho F. Fox, May 21,1848. To this union were born 11 children. The husband and six children preceded her in death. She is survived by the following children: Frank of Fort Wayne; Mrs. E.B. Rinesmith of Van Wert; Mrs. William Martin of Findlay; Mrs. John Lanning of Elliston, Montana and John W. of Hoaglin township. Besides these a number of grandchildren and other relatives are left to mourn their loss.

Surnames: FOULK
Decedent: Maude Foulk
Date listed: Thursday, January 25, 1912

Maude, the six year old daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Foulk, of Hoaglin township died Tuesday morning at three o'clock, of pneumonia The funeral will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon, at the home. Interment at the Mohr Cemetery.

Surnames: FAST
Decedent: Jacob Fast
Date listed: Wednesday, February 14, 1912

Jacob Fast, a well-known and aged resident of Rockford, died early Tuesday morning at his home in that village. He was about seventy years of age, and is survived by a large family. The funeral is to be held in the United Brethren church at Rockford, Thursday afternoon at one o'clock, and is to be conducted by the Rev. L. T. Lemunyon of this city, assisted by Rev. E. A. Lilly and Rev. Thomas Coates.

Decedent: Godfrey Flickinger
Date listed: Sunday, March 10, 1912

Godfrey Flickinger, a well-known citizen of this city, died at the home north of the city Saturday morning. He was best remembered by his acquaintances as a former tailor doing business here, and being compelled to give up his trade by poor health. His wife, Elizabeth, daughter, Anna and two sons William and Fred survive him.  The funeral services will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Decedent: Elizabeth Fostnaught
Date listed: Sunday, March 10, 1912

Local relatives received word this morning from Toledo of the death of Mrs. William Fostnaught, nee Elizabeth Green formerly of Van Wert and sister of Mrs. Bruce Wilson of Center Street. Funeral at Toledo Monday morning.

Surnames: FEGLEY
Decedent: James Fegley
Date listed: Wednesday, April 17, 1912

Death came to an aged and respected citizen of Van Wert County and one who had spent many years of his life in this vicinity, when Jas. Fegley passed away, at his home one-half miles northwest of Delphos, Monday morning at 6 o'clock. Mr. Fegley had been in failing health for some time, but was confined to his bed but a few days.   Deceased was born in Delaware County, O., in 1836, and had attained the age of 76 years. Thirty-eight years ago, when the section was in woods, Mr. Fegley came to Van Wert County and located in Washington Township. What was then a wilderness was transformed into fine farm and there Mr. Fegley lived the remaining years of his life. He is survived by his wife, one son, residing near Wren, O., and a daughter, Mrs. Tuttle, living in the vicinity of the home place.   Funeral services will be held over the remains Wednesday morning at 9 30 o'clock, from the family residence and will probably be in charge of Rev. Otis Harter, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Delphos. Mr. Fegley was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Middlepoint. The remains will be conveyed to the Ridge Cemetery and there laid to rest.

Surnames: EVANS
Decedent: Infant Evans
Date listed: Thursday, April 25, 1912

An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Evans, colored, of North Walnut Street, Tuesday night. The funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the home. Burial at Woodland.

Surnames: EVANS
Decedent: Marvin Evans
Date listed: Friday, April 26, 1912

Little Marvin Evans, the 5-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom G. Evans of Maple Avenue, was making a hard struggle for life at 1 o'clock this morning with the chances desperately against him, suffering from an attack of diabetes. He is a bright little chap and has many friends all over the city   Later: He died at 1:30 this morning.

Surnames: EVANS
Decedent: Marvin Evans
Date listed: Saturday, April 27, 1912

The funeral service of Marvin Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Evans, will be held from the St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock. This will be held in the place of the regular service. Little Marvin will be missed at both Sunday' school and church services and by his numer- ous friends. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Friends may view the remains of Marvin Evans Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4.

Surnames: EVANS
Decedent: Carrie Evans
Date listed: Sunday, August 25, 1912

Carrie Evans, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Evans of South Washington Street, died at the family home Saturday morning, after an illness extending over a period of several months. An attack of rheumatism, which later developed into heart trouble was the cause of death. She was born in this city 12 years ago, and had resided here all of her short life.
   She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and also of the Sunday school of that church. The funeral will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. J. A. Gordon, with burial at Woodland. Friends desiring to see the remains, will call Sunday afternoon between the hours of 3 and 5.

Surnames: EVANS
Decedent: Elizabeth Evans
Date listed: Sunday, August 25, 1912

Elizabeth Evans, wife of Alban Evans of Venedocia, died at their home Sunday about noon of pneumonia, with which she had been suffering but a short time. She was about 30 years of age, and will best be remembered by many friends in the county as Miss Elizabeth Pugh. She was most highly esteemed by all who had the good fortune to come in contact with her and leaves a husband and three small sons to mourn her loss. The funeral will occur this afternoon at Venedocia.

Surnames: FENTON
Decedent: Margaret Fenton
Date listed: Friday, October 25, 1912

Mrs. Margaret Fenton, a resident of Rockford, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. Stetler, corner Summit and Glenn Streets, Thurs day afternoon, about 2:30 o'clock. She was a native of the state, and was born Jan 1, 1830. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Stetler, and a son, living at Rockford;  The remains will be taken to Rockford today for burial.

Surnames: FERRIS
Decedent: Florence Ivy Ferris
Date listed: Friday, October 25, 1912

Florence Ivy Ferris, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ferris of North Street, died Monday morning of indigestion. The babe was only about four months old. Rev. E. F. Gamble will conduct the funeral this afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial at Woodland.

Surnames: FAIR
Decedent: Mrs. 0. B. Fair
Date listed: Thursday, November 14, 1912

Died, Mrs. O. B. Fair, Wednesday morning, Nov. 6, after a long illness. Funeral services at the M. E. church Friday forenoon, Rev. J. V. Robinson officiating. Interment in Scott cemetery. The following persons from out of town were here to attend the funeral: Mr. George Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Slough and daughter of Findlay, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Goff and two sons of Wauseon and a Mr. Steen.

Surnames: EVERETT
Decedent: Jane Everett
Date listed: Sunday, December 8, 1912

Mrs. Jane Everett, one of Liberty township's most highly respected residents, passed away Friday evening at the home of her ,daughter, Mrs. George Tomlinson, of South Vine street, as the result of an attack of pneumonia, at the ripe old age of eighty-four  A sister, Mrs. Hannah Rickhard, of Liberty township, and four children, Mrs. George Tomlinson, and Charles Everett, of this city, and Mrs. William Duff and Mrs. Hannah Moses of near Mendon. The funeral services will be held Monday morning at ten o'clock at the Mount Olive church, about three miles east of Rockford.

Surnames: WOLFE
Decedent: Catharine Wolfe
Date listed: Thursday, January 2, 1913

Mrs. Catharine Wolfe, aged sixty-nine years died at her home at Wren, Friday, of last week from a lingering illness of cancer of the face. The funeral services were conducted from the Liberal U. B. church at Wren Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Roberts. She is survived by four children: Addison and Davis Wolfe, Mrs. Mary Akimbo and Mrs. Ed Urich.

Surnames: CROMER
Decedent: Clara Bell Fowler Cromer
Date listed: Thursday, January 16, 1913

(Submitted by Sandra Brum,

Mrs. Clara Bell Fowler Cromer, a former resident of this county, died in Ehren, Fla., January 5, as the result of an attack of blod poisoning. She was born on the Pollock place just west of this city, Dec. 26, 1880, and resided here the greater portion of her life, receiving her education in the public schoools . She married Albert Cromer of Lima at Ft. Wayne ,Ind. Feb 10, 1903, and had resided in Lima until a little over a year ago, when they removed to Florida to make their home. She is survived by her husband , two sons and two daughters, all of tender years. She was a granddaughter of the late Otho Fox of Hoaglin Township.

Surnames: TUMBLING
Decedent: Mrs. Obediah Tumbling
Date listed: Tuesday, January 21, 1913

Mrs. Obediah Tumbling, a well known resident of North Chestnut Street. died Sunday morning, after an extended illness. She was about 51 years of ago and is survived by her husband and four children. The funeral services will ho held Wednesday.

Surnames: TUMBLING
Decedent: Mrs. Obediah Tumbling
Date listed: Wednesday, January 22, 1913

The funeral of Mrs. Obediah Tumbling, who died at her home on North Chestnut Street Sunday morning, will be held at the Friend's Church this morning at 10 o'clock.

Surnames: TUMBLING
Decedent: infant Tumbling
Date listed: Friday, January 24, 1913

The infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Richard Tumbling, died at the home on North Chestnut Street, Thursday morning, aged 3 weeks. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home, with interment at Woodland.

Surnames: HAWKINS
Decedent: daughter Hawkins
Date listed: Thursday, January 30, 1913

Henry Hawkins was at Greenville attending the funeral of his eldest daughter Wednesday.

Surnames: KELLEHER
Decedent: Helen Kelleher
Date listed: Saturday, February 22, 1913

The funeral of Helen, the seventeen year old daughter of Cornelius Kelleher, of Detroit, formerly of Delphos, occurred this afternoon, at the home of George Dolt in Delphos. She died of tuberculosis.

Surnames: DULL
Decedent: Cloyce Leroy George Dull
Date listed: Thursday, February 27, 1913

Cloyce Leroy George Dull, son of Uriah S. Dull and wife, died at the parental home Sunday morning, February 16, 1913, aged two years, two months and five days. Death was the result of a mastoid abscess breaking at the base of the brain.
The funeral services were conducted from the Liberal U. B. church at Wren.

Surnames: TWEEDY
Decedent: Drusilla Tweedy
Date listed: Saturday, March 29, 1913

Funeral of Drusilla Tweedy will be held at the Salvation Army hall at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

Surnames: GRUBB
Decedent: Samantha A. Grubb
Date listed: Thursday, April 3, 1913

Mrs. John Ward Is Flood Victim
Mrs. John Ward who for years was a resident of Ohio City, but who for three years last past, has lived at Piqua, was drowned, in the flood from which that town was a sufferer. The remains were brought here for burial Tuesday noon and the services were conducted from the Church of, God by Rev W.E. Turner of Findlay. Her two sons, Lester and Russel were saved from the waters after being nearly drowned.
Samantha A. Grubb daughter of Moses and Sarah Grubb, was born in Allen, County, Ohio December 19, 1853, and died at Piqua, Ohio March 25, 1913, aged 59 Years, three months and six days.
In 1875 she was united in marriage to John H. Ward City. Eight children were born to this union, six sons and two, daughters. Two sons died in infancy and the others survive, namely: Elonzo W. Ward, Gary, Ind., Clifford E. Ward, Lima, L. A. and Russel E. Ward of Piqua, Mrs. Pearl Adelblue, Gladwin, Mich., and Mrs. Lulu L. Wren. Besides the children, she is survived by her husband, two sisters, one brother and four grandchildren.

Surnames: TROUTNER
Decedent: Mrs. Daniel Troutner
Date listed: Tuesday, May 6, 1913

Mrs. Daniel Troutner Dies At Her Home
In Adams County, Ind., Brought
Here For Burial
Mrs. Daniel Troutner, formerly Mrs. John Coop, died last Wednesday afternoon at her home in Adams Co. Ind., about two miles west of this village. Mrs. Troutner's illness had been of short duration and her sudden demise was a great shock and surprise to her relatives and many friends.
Mrs. Troutner has been a resident in and about Wi1lshire for the past fifty years and during this time has made the acquaintance and friendship of very many of our people.
The funeral services were held last Saturday morning at the Baptist church of this p1ace and interment made in the Willshire cemetery.

Surnames: UHRICH
Decedent: John Uhrich
Date listed: Saturday, May 24, 1913

The remains of John Uhrich, a son of Mrs. Alfred Uhrich of Pleasant Township, were brought to this city Friday morning from the State Hospital at Toledo, where he had been a patient for the past eight years. A brief funeral service was held at the cemetery Friday afternoon, before the remains were consigned to Mother Earth, which were conducted by Rev. Tennyson Lewis of the Friends Church.
Decedent: Almira 0. Updegrove
Date listed: Thursday, June 5, 1913

Mrs. Almira 0. Updegrove, wife of the late Capt. J. R. Updegrove, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. E. Berry of Cleveland, Tenn., Saturday, May 31, 1913 at 4:10 p. m. and was buried June 1 at Cleveland, Tenn. 'She is survived by her son, Will M. Updegrove of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. M. E. Berry of. Cleveland, Tenn., and Mrs. J. Livingston White of Chattanooga, Tenn. The deceased was 1 years old. Mrs. Updegrove has lived a devout Christian all her life, affiliating with the Methodist Church when but a small girl and was dearly loved by all that knew her.

Surnames: BROWN
Decedent: G.W. Brown
Date listed: Thursday, July 31, 1913

Mrs. S. E. Hurless was called to Mt. Gilead, Ohio, last Thursday by the death of her uncle G. W. Brown. Mr. Brown was gored to death by 2 prize bull which he was preparing for the fair this fall. He was nearly 72 years old and leaves a widow three sons, three brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Hurless returned home Monday night.

Surnames: VORE
Decedent: Allen Vore
Date listed: Thursday, August 14, 1913

Allen Vore, a venerable old gentleman of 85, residing near Dayton, passed to his final reward Wednesday morning, as a result of his old age. He was well known locally, being the father of B. L. Vore of this city, and having but recently paid a visits here. He was a native of Virginia, and possessed that gentle winning disposition that seems to go so well with the true Southern gentleman, and during his visits here had won many friends. He is survived by three sons, G. B. Vore of St. Marys, Webster Vore of Dayton, and B. L. Vore of this city, who has gone to Dayton, to attend the funeral services, which will be held Thursday at the home.

Surnames: VORE
Decedent: Allen Vore
Date listed: Thursday, August 14, 1913

Mr. B.L. Vore has gone to Dayton to attend the funeral of his father, Mr. Allen Vore.

Surnames: YOUNG
Decedent: Mrs. Frank Young
Date listed: Friday, August 15, 1913

Amos Young and family were in Willshire Sunday attending the funeral of Mr. Young's mother, Mrs. Frank Young; She was in her seventy-fifth year and had been a sufferer for several years.

Decedent: Robert Vandeberry
Date listed: Saturday, August 16, 1913

Robert, the 3-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Vandeberry. died at the home, corner of Sycamore and Vine streets, late Thursday night. A brief funeral service was held Friday afternoon, with interment in Woodland.

Surnames: WALTERS
Decedent: Sidney D. Walters
Date listed: Thursday, October 30, 1913

Fatality to a Willshire Boy
Sidney D. Walters, brakeman on the Pennsylvania, who with Engineer Flowers went into the ditch with the derailed engine at Valparaiso, Indiana, last week Monday night, died the following Thursday morning in the Valparaiso hospital-The Fort Wayne News.
Sidney Walters was born in Willshire 27 years ago and resided here until his enlistment in the U. S. navy. After his time of service with Uncle Sam had expired he went into the employ of the Pennsylvania and had been railroading four years at the time of his death.
Deceased leaves a wife and one child. His remains were taken to Fort Wayne for burial.

Surnames: UMBAUGH
Decedent: Floyd Umbaugh
Date listed: Sunday, November 23, 1913

We desire to publicly thank Mr. Walters and Mr. Geary for their kindness during the death of our son Floyd; also the people of the Lutheran church and the school children for their floral offering. Mr. and Mrs. Lon Umbaugh.

Surnames: TOPE
Decedent: M. F. Tope
Date listed: Wednesday, November 26, 1913

M.F. Tope, a member of one of the most prominent families in Willshire township, died at an early hour Tuesday morning at his home near Wren as a result of injuries received in a runaway accident Monday afternoon.
Mr. Tope had hitched a team to a heavy farm wagon and, as he was driving out of the barn, the animals became frightened and started to run, throwing him from the wagon and under the wheels which passed over the upper part of his body, fracturing several ribs and otherwise injuring him internally, so that his death resulted in a few hours. Mr. Tope was 57 years of age and enjoyed the esteem of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at Wren.

Surnames: TOPE
Decedent: Melvin Tope
Date listed: Thursday, November 27, 1913

A Fatal Accident
To a Respected Van Wert
County Citizen
Melvin Tope, aged 59 years was thrown from a lumber wagon Monday noon and, received injuries from which he died thirteen hours later.
Mr. Tope and wife had hitched a team of young horses to a lumber wagon in the barn yard at their residence home, one mile north of Wren, when the team became unmanageable, tipped the wagon and dragged Mr. Tope down between the wagon and a wire fence, the wagon wheels passing over his body in such manner as to cause his death at about the midnight hour of Monday night.
Mrs. Tope managed to climb out of the wagon when the horses started and, although too frightened to render her husband assistance. was a witness to his injuries and first to summoned assistance. Mr. Tope suffered internal hemorrhage and after being carried into the house, informed the friends present that his injuries were fatal.
Deceased was a citizen of exemplary life and his death has made a time of sorrow for a large circle of acquaintances. The wife, two sons and two daughters are the survivors of the family.
The funeral services were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the U. B. church at Wren.

Surnames: WILLIAMS
Decedent: Amanda Williams
Date listed: Thursday, November 27, 1913

Mrs. Alex Beall has been at Indianapolis, Indiana, for some time past with her friend Mrs. Amanda Williams, who was in poor health. Mrs. Williams died last week and was buried on the 21st insi. at Cardington, Ohio. Mr. Beall will return to Indianapolis for a visit with the Williams family. Mrs. Beall and the Wi1liam's were highly esteemed former residents of this place. Mr. Williams died in 1907.

Surnames: TOPE
Decedent: M.F. Tope
Date listed: Friday, November 28, 1913

Killed In Runaway. Accident, Monday
M.F. Tope. a well known farmer of near Wren, died at his home early Tuesday morning as a result of injuries received in a runaway accident, Monday. He was driving out of the barn yard when his horses became frightened and started to run. He was thrown under the wheels and the heavy wagon passed over his body breaking several ribs and otherwise injuring him internally so that he died in a few hours. He was 57 years old. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon.

Surnames: UMBAUGH
Decedent: Floyd Umbaugh
Date listed: Friday, November 28, 1913

Floyd, son of Lon Umbaugh and wife, was born at Ohio City, February 5, 1904, and died at the family home on Carmean street, November 9, 1913, aged nine years nine months and four days, after only a few days illness of diptheria (sic) No funeral services were held. He leaves a father, a mother and a brother, besides other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

Surnames: MAN
Decedent: unidentified man
Date listed: Friday, November 28, 1913

Found Dead Man
Did Section Foreman John
Demler of This Place.
The body of an unknown man was found in a creek about one- half mile west of Glenmore Saturday afternoon near the Erie right- of-way, having apparently fallen or been pushed from the railroad bridge, although there were no marks on the body to indicate foul play.
The only injury on the body was quite a gash over the right eye, the cause of which bas not yet been explained.
Coroner Sidle was summoned to the scene and made as thorough an investigation as could be made on the spot and ordered the body removed to Convoy, where a postmortem will be held to ascertain the cause of death.

Surnames: MAN
Decedent: unidentified man
Date listed: Friday, December 5, 1913

The man was fairly well dressed, about 35 years of age, five feet six inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds. He was red-headed and smooth-faced. A careful search of the body failed to disclose any marks of identification of any kind,, so that if the body is ever identified it can only be done through anxious relatives starting a search for the missing man.
The postmortem upon the body of the stranger, found in a ditch near Glenmore, developed that he died of drowning. None of the wounds on the head penetrated the skull. A bottle of whisky was found upon his person, and this discovery prompts the belief that he fell into the ditch while drunk. A note book in one of his pockets carries a labor account with the words South Bend. An inquiry will be made to learn if the officers there can aid in establishing his identity.

Surnames: TOSSING
Decedent: Benjamin Tossing
Date listed: Thursday, December 11, 1913

Benjamin Tossing, aged 19, son of E. H. Tossing, whose home is east of Middlepoint, died at the Van Wert County Hospital Wednesday morning, where he had been receiving treatment for meningitis. The body was removed to the Vore undertaking parlors to be prepared for burial, after which it was removed to the home of his parents in Washington Township. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Surnames: THOMAS
Decedent: Lenora Thomas
Date listed: Saturday, December 20, 1913

Coroner Sidle was called to the home of D.S. Thomas six and a half miles southeast of Van Wert, to investigate the sudden death of his 3-year-old daughter, Lenora, who died at noon Saturday. A post mortem conducted by Dr. Sidle, assisted by Dr. Reeder of Ohio City, developed the fact that the child died from a very bad case of diphtheria.
It was learned that the child has been complaining for about a week, but it is said that It was thought that nothing but a bad cold was causing the trouble, and no serious condition was discovered until about 9 o'clock Saturday morning, at which time physicians were summoned but arrived too late to relieve the little sufferer. The parents state that the child was able to get up Saturday morning and walk about the room, which is a very exceptional state of affair when the patient is in the last stages of diphtheria.
The officials have been informed that it is possible that Christian Science was applied in the case before the more serious conditions were revealed and are investigating to ascertain if a "healer" or "reader" of the cult was called in the place of a regular physician.

Surnames: PHILLIPS
Decedent: Charles Phillips
Date listed: Friday, March 27, 1914

Instant Deathbed
Befalls Sawyer
Charles Phillips, lead sawyer at the Ball mill, was instantly killed about 9 o'clock Thursday morning when he fell into the large circular saw as he was in the midst of his duties. Wm. Billion, :George Billion and Myers were all eye witnesses to the event and yet none of them can say just exactly how the accident happened. The most accredited account is that Mr. Phillips was leaning over to pick a small slab of wood out of the way of his track. He had backed up his log, and was leaning over, when all at once they saw him go headlong into the saw; and before the machinery could be stopped the saw had severed his body, starting in thro the center of his head and going straight thro his spine, until it came to his hips, where it deflected and started out sideways. His brains and his stomach lay beside the body, and his mangled form was almost unrecognizable. Phillips is a married man and has two children, altho it is said that his wife was not living with him. His home is in Lima, where the children, aged thirteen and sixteen, are in school. He was aged about forty years, and came here last September with Mr. Swisher who had leased the Ball mill and who is operating it at the present time. Mr. Swisher is badly broken up over the affair, although no blame is attached to him for the accident.

Surnames: PUTMAN
Decedent: Floyd Russell Putman
Date listed: Friday, March 27, 1914

Floyd Russell and Lloyd Sherman twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Putman, were born Dec. 9, 1913. Floyd Russell was only permitted to tarry in the home to bless and cheer but 2 months and 29 days. God saw fit to call him away on March 7, 1914.
Just sixteen days later, on March 23, 1914, the messenger of death again visited the home, when Lloyd Sherman passed away at the age of 3 months and 14 days.
There were funeral services for both deaths on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Ridge U. B. church. Services conducted by Rev. W. F. Neff of Ohio City.

Surnames: PUTMAN
Decedent: Lloyd Sherman Putman
Date listed: Friday, March 27, 1914

Floyd Russell and Lloyd Sherman twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Putman, were born Dec. 9, 1913. Floyd Russell was only permitted to tarry in the home to bless and cheer but 2 months and 29 days. God saw fit to call him away on March 7, 1914.
Just sixteen days later, on March 23, 1914, the messenger of death again visited the home, when Lloyd Sherman passed away at the age of 3 months and 14 days.
There were funeral services for both deaths on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Ridge U. B. church. Services conducted by Rev. W. F. Neff of Ohio City.

Surnames: POHLMAN
Decedent: Henry Pohlman Sr.
Date listed: Friday, March 27, 1914

Henry Pohlman Sr, aged and highly respected resident of Washington township, is dead the result of pneumonia at his home West of Delphos. The deceased, who was seventy-one years of age, is survived by the widow and the following children Mathias, Henry; C., Joseph J., Leo, Fred, Otto, Aloysius and George Pohlman, Mrs. Frank; Hotz, Mrs. Casper Knable, and Mrs. David Eickholt all residing in this vicinity. He also leaves twenty-one grand children. Mr. Pohlman served for a number of years as a school director in his district in Washington township. The funeral will be held from St. John's Church in Delphos, Saturday morning, at nine o’clock.

Surnames: POTTS
Decedent: Mrs. B. G. Potts
Date listed: Saturday, March 28, 1914

Mrs. B.G. Potts of Celina, died Monday evening from the ravages of tuberculosis. The burial was at Rockford this afternoon. At one time the family lived here, Mr. Potts being employed by the Clover Leaf as car repairer.

Surnames: POND
Decedent: Ferdinand Pond
Date listed: Friday, April 3, 1914

Ferdinand Pond, a son of G. W. Pond of Willshire, died at his, home this week. He was an exemplary young man and will be missed in the community. He was related to the Vanovers of this place.

Surnames: PUTMAN
Decedent: Earl Putman
Date listed: Friday, April 3, 1914

One of the three months old twin boys of Earl Putman and wife was buried in the Ridge cemetery Sunday. The babe died from the effects of pneumonia. Owing to the serious illness of the other babe, no funeral services were held.

Surnames: POND
Decedent: Ferdinand Pond
Date listed: Friday, April 3, 1914

Ferdinand Pond, aged twenty-nine years, son of G. W. Fond, of Willshire, is dead of pneumonia, after an illness' of one week. H~ was engaged in the livery business with his father and brother, at Willshire. The funeral services was held at the M. E. Church in Rockford, Wednesday. Burial at Mercer.

Surnames: PRICE
Decedent: Mrs. Ward W. Price
Date listed: Tuesday, June 9, 1914

Mrs. Ward W. Price died Friday night at her home five miles West of town, after a brief illness of peritonitis. She was aged thirty-three years and was a daughter of Edward Moore, of Convoy. Her husband, four sons and one daughter survive her. The funeral was held at the family home Monday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock. Burial at Woodland cemetery.

Surnames: PRICE
Decedent: Flora Price
Date listed: Friday, June 26, 1914

The announcement was received here Wednesday morning of the death of Mrs. Flora Price which occurred Tuesday morning at five o'clock at a Ft. Wayne hospital Mrs. Price had been taken to the hospital the week before and underwent an operation for stomach and bowel trouble, but when the surgeons saw the condition she was in the operation was not completed, as it was seen that she was suffering from a large cancer of the bowels and that there was no hope for her.
Mrs. Price is well known to many here, having been a teacher in the Ohio City schools for several years and then resided here with her husband, and at the time of her death owned two properties here. She was aged 63 years, 5 months and 2 days.
The funeral services were held from the M.E. church at Pleasant Mills Ind., Thursday morning at half past nine o'clock, and the body brought to this place for burial in Wood Lawn cemetery.

Surnames: PRICE
Decedent: Flora Price
Date listed: Friday, June 26, 1914

Mrs. Flora Price of Pleasant Mills, Ind.; well known here as a sister of W. D. Hard, of Elm street, died at the Lutheran hospital in Ft. Wayne, following an operation for the relief of cancer of the bowels. She was sixty-four years of age. The funeral was held at her late home in Pleasant Mills, Thursday morning and the remains was taken to Ohio City for burial.

Surnames: POTTS
Decedent: B.G. Potts
Date listed: Friday, September 18, 1914

DEATH BY VIOLENCE. Car inspector. Who Once Lived
Here, the Victim of Appalling Accident.
B.G. Potts, of Spencerville, for many years a resident of North Washington street, was killed last Tuesday, at that town, while serving as a car inspector of the C.H. & D. railroad. No particulars were received by, the local relatives but as he was engaged in the railroad work it is naturally taken that he was killed by a locomotive. His son and daughter, Millard Potts and Mrs. O.M. Kear, accompanied by their families have gone to Spencerville to attend the funeral. Mr. Potts was long a car inspector at the Cincinnati Northern shops, and had many Van Wert friends who will regret to learn of his death. Mr. Potts was killed while assisting a freight crew in its work at the depot. He coupled two cars together and as the train moved away by a misstep fell across the rail. His body was crowded into such a position that the wheels severed it in twain, lengthwise.
The body of B. G. Potts, of Spencerville, whose sudden death occurred Tuesday, was brought here Wednesday noon, and taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.C. Schultz, 616 Center street. The funeral service were held from the Second M. E. Church, Thursday afternoon, at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. E.A. Lilly. The I.O.R.M. attended in a body and took part in the, services. Interment will occur near Haviland.
Millard Potts, O.M. Kear and Clyde Schultz were in Celina, this afternoon, relative to the death of the former's father, B.G. Potts.

Surnames: POOL
Decedent: S. A. Pool
Date listed: Friday, November 13, 1914

S.A. Pool and family, of Elm street, have gone to Quincey, Logan county, to attend the funeral of his brother.

Surnames: GOINGS
Decedent: infant Goings
Date listed: Saturday, January 16, 1915

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Goings died Friday night, at the home of its parents in Hoaglin township. The child was about six days old. The funeral will occur Saturday at 1 p. m., sun time, with interment at Woodland.

Surnames: GLEASON
Decedent: Anna Gleason
Date listed: Tuesday, January 19, 1915

The funeral of Mrs. Anna Gleason who died Saturday night at the Van Wert County Hospital, was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Schultz of Center Street Monday afternoon, Revs. E.A. Lilly and F.J. Stedcke officiating. Burial at Woodland. Mrs. Gleason was the widow of the late Benjamin Gleason, and was 80 years of age; her death was due to complications following the fracture of one of her limbs last Christmas.

Surnames: GIESSLER
Decedent: Phoebe Giessler
Date listed: Wednesday, February 24, 1915

Miss Phoebe Giessler, one of the best known residents of the southern part of the county, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Feigert, of Harrison Township, Monday evening at 8 o'clock, after a lingering illness, the cause of which was primarily a nervous disorder. The deceased has been ill for a long period of time and bad been bedfast for the past nine months. Miss Glessler was born July 10, 1855, and has been a resident of Willshire Township her entire life time, coming to the home of a sister in Harrison Township only recently. The direct relatives surviving are five brothers, Philip, Frank, Jacob and Frederick of Willshire Township, and William and Peter of Harrison; and three sisters, Mesdames Charles and Joseph Feigert and Mrs. Peter Kreischer. Funeral services will be held at the German Evangelical Church in Harrison Township Wednesday afternoon, the funeral party leaving the home at 12:30. Rev. N. Lehman in charge.

Surnames: HALL
Decedent: Leo J. Hall
Date listed: Saturday, March 13, 1915

Leo J. Hall, son of the late Geo. A. Hall of North Washington Street died this morning at the home of his half-brother, Charles Hall, in Hutchinson, Kansas. Mr. Hall had been in ill health for several years, but his final sickness was of short duration. He was born in Van Wert 43 years ago and lived here until 20 years of age, when the family removed to Paulding, where they conducted a dry goods store for a number of years. Later, Mr. Hall resided in Mansfield and for some time past was the manager of the ready-to-wear department of a dry goods store in Hutchinson. Mr. Hall spent six weeks in this town last winter, visiting his step-mother, Mrs. Hall of East Main Street, and old friends. He possessed a keen intellect, was a pleasing conversationalist and by those who knew him well was admired for his pleasant manner and gentle disposition. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and while a resident of Hutchinson took an active part in the affairs of one of the churches there. The funeral arrangements have not been completed, but it is probable that the body will be laid to rest at Hutchinson.

Surnames: GAMBLE
Decedent: infant Gamble
Date listed: Tuesday, March 16, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Gamble of Center street lost an infant daughter by death. Owing to the serious illness of the mother no funeral arrangements have been announced, the remains of the infant being deposited in the receiving vault at Woodland.

Surnames: GRISSELL
Decedent: Rachael Grissell
Date listed: Tuesday, March 16, 1915

Mrs. Rachael Grissell, mother of Mrs. Marvin Woodruff, of West Maple avenue, died at her home in Pennville, Indiana Sunday, after a protracted illness caused by a complication of heart ailments. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the home in Pennville.

Surnames: GIRARD
Decedent: Mrs. Jessie Girard
Date listed: Sunday, March 21, 1915

Mrs. Jessie Girard of Ohio City died quite suddenly Friday night. Only two weeks ago an infant, daughter of the family died. The funeral will be held at the home Sunday.

Surnames: GAMBLE
Decedent: Mrs. F. O. Gamble
Date listed: Wednesday, March 31, 1915

The funeral of Mrs. F. 0. Gamble of Center Street will be held at the Second M. E. Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Surnames: GRANT
Decedent: infant Grant
Date listed: Friday, April 9, 1915

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grant born at the Van Wert County Hospital Tuesday evening, died there at an early hour Thursday morning. Interment was made at Woodland Cemetery.

Surnames: GORDON
Decedent: Uriah T. Gordon
Date listed: Saturday, July 31, 1915

Uriah T. Gordon whose death occurred here last week was formerly a well-known and popular merchant and proprietor of a retail coal oil and gasoline distributing wagon. He was born near Spencerville, 0., on June 14, 1850, and his adult years were spent chiefly in St. Marys and vicinity. He located in our village somewhat over a year ago, of which his surviving wife was a resident at the time of their marriage. During his early years Mr. Gordon in an accident lost one of his arms. He refused to be disabled thereby and steadfastly followed occupations supposed to require the use of two hands. He seldom complained of his infirmity choosing rather to show his independence thereof. He was a man of pleasing and hearty manner; these traits being much to his advantage during his mercantile career. The deceased was a victim of hardening of the arteries and heart trouble, which was the cause of his death. Besides his wife he leaves to mourn his death a daughter and a stepdaughter Mrs. Robert Skinner of Lima, and Mrs. Louis Boltz of St. Marys. One brother, three half-brothers and two half-sisters also survive. (Dixon)

Surnames: GREEN
Decedent: Elizabeth Green
Date listed: Thursday, August 5, 1915

The body of Mrs. Elizabeth Green who died Tuesday morning at her home three miles west of Mendon of complication of diseases, was brought to this city for burial at Woodland Friday afternoon. The deceased was aged 81 and is survived by several children and 48 grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

Surnames: GRIFFIS
Decedent: Laura Griffis
Date listed: Thursday, August 5, 1915

The body of Miss Laura Griffis, age 14, was brought to Woodlawn Cemetery today for burial from Ft. Wayne. The funeral was held at the United Brethren Church in Tipton, at 10 o'clock Wednesday. The trip from Ft. Wayne was made in automobiles, 37 cars forming the procession. Burial was made in the Woodlawn mausoleum.

Decedent: Amelia Grunewald
Date listed: Sunday, November 14, 1915

Word was received in the city Saturday evening announcing the death of Amelia Grunewald, 38, at Springfield. Death occurred Saturday morning. The body will he brought to this city today at, 3 o'clock to the home of Herman Grunewald. Private funeral services will be held Monday. The time of the funeral has not been arranged.

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