John Surran


Cincinnati Daily Enquirer, 31 March 1863, page 2


SERIOUS CHARGE-John Surran, of this city, was arrested by the military authorities, a few days ago, on the charge of holding correspondence with the enemy.  A letter written by him to his brother Thomas Surran, in the rebel army, counseling the latter to remain where he is and continue to fight against the Government; representing that a military despotism existed hereabouts, was found in Covington at a place where it was to be called for by one Lafayette McLung, who , it is supposed would take it to its destination.  McLung is a paroled prisoner.  He was arrested and is now confined in Covington.


Cincinnati Enquirer, 27 April 1903, page 7


DEATH OF JOHN SURRAN-Deputy County Clerk John Surran died late Saturday night at this residence, 606 Monroe street, aged 64 years.  Heart trouble was the cause of death.

The deceased was one of Newport's most respected citizens and his death will be deplored by a legion of friends.  His long career in public office had gained for him a wide circle of acquaintances and all who knew him had a good word for him.  He served many years in various capacities in the Waterworks Department, winding up his term of service as Superintendent.

He also served for several years as Superintendent of the Addyston Pipe Works.  He was a brother-in-law of Captain W O B Stricker.  He leaves a wife and three sons.


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