Jacob L. Stevenson


            Convoy Jacob L. Stevenson, 81, of Convoy, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Van Wert County hospital after an illness of six months.

            He was a retired laborer and former Night Marshal in Convoy. Mr. Stevenson was born in Van Wert, March 16, 1877, a son of James and Barbara (Densel) Stevenson.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the H. D. Smith Funeral Home, Convoy, Rev. Martin Drake of Trinity Lutheran Church, Convoy, will officiate and burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Convoy.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Johnson of Monroeville, Ind., Mrs. Naomi Leedom of Boca Raton, Fla. And Mrs. Helen Essex of Van Wert; two sons, Harold of Defiance and Charles of Convoy; one sister, Mrs. Esther Shanyselt of Waukegan, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call at the H. D. Smith Funeral Home in Convoy.


Source: Obituary, 09 Nov. 1961, The Lima News, Lima, OH, p. 2.