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  In Remembrance

Dollie Chilcote Shaw


Nora Eveland

Nora Eveland, beloved daughter of Z and Anna Eveland, was born November 8,1894, departed this life February 23,
1910 ,aged 15 years, 8 months ,and 18 days. She leaves to mourn her departure a loving mother, kind father, four  
sisters, and five brothers, and other near relatives and a multitude of friends by whom she will be sadly missed. Her short life has been  greatly afflicted and her days filled with pain; only the loving hands that cared for her can realize how she suffered. Nora was of a sunny  disposition and her bright smiles won her many friends, even on her bed of suffering she tried to be cheerful, and would welcome her  dear ones with a sweet smile, although the dear little face was drawn with pain. Since seven years of age she has been afflicted and at  times she was able to be away from home, and then her greatest pleasure was attending Sunday School. How well we remember the little  cripple form and how gladly we would welcome her into our class, but God in His great wisdom has called her home where the little form  is at rest. Oh, how we shall miss our little darling for through her great affliction the silver cord has been drawn more closely,but it has  been broken and we feel home will be so lonely without her, but the great consolation comes to us that she will be waiting with extended  hands and bright smile to welcome us around the great White Throne of God.

"We miss you,our darling ,we miss you,"
We feel you no longer at our side,
But in God's loving hands we leave you,
And know in His wisdom we abide.

The body was laid to rest in a beautiful white casket,funeral services conducted by Rev. Charles Graham
at the M.E. Church on Monday. Interment in the Beery  Cemetery, South Bloomingville,Ohio.

" A precious one from us has gone,"
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

" God in His wisdom has recalled,"
The boon his love has given,
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.


Claude Wing

   Claude Wing, son of James and Phoebe Carpenter Wing was born March 4, 1882 in Swan Township Vinton County and departed this life in Mt. Saint Mary’s Hospital Nelsonville, Ohio, November 1st, 1974. At the age of 92 years, 7 months and 27  days.
    He was united in marriage to Lulu Christina Hill March 8th, 1912. To this union was born five sons and two daughters. One  son Hiram of McArthur Rt. Is still living, along with seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren and a host of  relatives and friends.
    He was a member of the Locust Grove M.E. Church. His life was one of honesty and hard work and doing for others.
   He has made his home with his son Hiram and wife Clydia for about ten years and was lovingly cared for by them.
   He was preceded in death by his wife Lulu and four sons, two daughters and one grandchild and he was the last member of  his family.


 Lulu Hill Wing

  Mrs. Lulu Wing died Sunday morning at the home of her son, Mr. And Mrs. Hiram Wing at McArthur, Rt. 1, after a  long illness. She was born Feb. 2, 1889 to Jesse and Melissa Moody Hill in Vinton County and lived there all her life.  
    Surviving are her husband Claude Wing, three sons, Hiram, Willis and Harry all of Locust Grove community. Two  brothers also survive, Blaine Hill of Locust Grove and Garfield Hill of Amanda; seven grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Locust Grove Methodist Church of which she was a member, with the  Rev. Carroll Chesser officiating. Burial in Locust Grove cemetery under the direction of H. C. Smith.

                                Source ~ Vinton County Enquirer





Charles William Shaw

   Dr. Chas. Wm. Shaw- Only son of Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Shaw, was born December 5, 1871 in Benton township, Hocking County, Ohio. He attended school in the county. With his parents he moved to Fairfield county, then the family returned to Logan where he  entered high school. In 1897 he graduated from the Columbus Medical College. He practiced successfully in Madison Mills, Fayette County, the northern part of the state, again in Madison Mills and Union Furnace. June 18, 1902 he married Miss Mabel Clark of  Madison Mills. They settled at Union Furnace and resided there until he was forced by failing health  to give up practicing. He died   after  some months of illness Tuesday evening May 26, 1903. His parents, two sisters, Mrs. John R. Rempel and Miss Bertha Kate        Shaw and sorrowing wife survive him. The Dr. was a successful physician who like the Great Master Christ, went about healing and    doing good, often sacrificing his health to attend his patients. He was upright, ambitious for himself, loving to relatives and friends       and devoted to his young wife. In his life he was not unmindful of religion and in his last days God did not fail him, for he loved to     repeat the 23rd psalm;

   " My Jesus as thou wilt,
Oh may thy will be mine;
Into thy hand of love
I would my all resign;
Through sorrow, through joy,
Conduct me as thy own,
And help me still to say,
My Lord thy will be done."

The funeral was from the home of John Rempel, May 29th, and was conducted by Rev. N. W. Good of Columbus, assisted by Rev.              W. C. Kendall of Bloomburg, Ohio.

                            Source ~ Logan Journal Gazette


                                                                                  Stella M. Burgoon

Stella M. Burgoon-- daughter of Harvey and Mary Burgoon, was born July 10th, 1886, departed this life January 19th, 1900, aged 13 years, 5 months and 9 days. Stella was a very modest girl, retiring in disposition and loved by all that knew her. No sacrifice was too great for her to make especially for the comfort of others. She never professed saving grace openly, but a few days before her death while in conversation with her mother who tired to point her to a merciful Savior and telling her to trust him, she said " I will try." Her last words were, " Weep not for me for I feel a good deal better," and with a smile on her countenance, she sank back in her pillow. After a few hours, death relieved her of her suffering which seemed intense. We leave her in the hands of a just God, who doeth all things well.
She leaves a father, mother, three brothers and five sisters, to mourn. May our loss be her eternal gain, a home in Heaven.

" Thou art gone to the grave, but we will not deplore thee;
Though sorrow's and darkness encompass the tomb;
Thy Savior has passed through the portals before thee;
And the lamp of his love is thy guide through the gloom.

Source ~Logan Journal Gazette


Brazillia Eveland

    Brazillia Eveland was born April 6th, 1849, departed this life June 17, 1916, aged 67 years, 2 months, 11 days.
    He leaves to mourn their loss a wife and seven children, three sons and four daughters and a large circle of friends and relatives.
    He was married to Caroline Englehart, March 11th, 1874. She departed this life March 26th, 1878. He was again united in marriage     with Anna Smith, September 17th, 1878. His former wife and one son and two daughters preceded him to the spirit world. In his death     the wife lost a dutiful husband, the children a king and loving father; the community, a good neighbor. He will be missed.

                   Source ~ Logan Republican Newspaper




Willis Everette Ferguson

    Willis Everette Ferguson, son of Wilbert and Martha J. Ferguson, was born near Ilesboro, Hocking County, Ohio, April 6, 1886 and  departed this life in Columbus, Ohio, June 13, 1916 leaving a mother and other relatives, and a wide circle of friends to mourn. His  father died when he was only 20 months old, leaving to the care of the mother a daughter and a son, and only four years ago the         sister was translated to the great beyond.
    His young life was spent in Logan, having received his education here. Some ten years ago, he went with his mother and sister, and   removed to Columbus, Ohio, where death claimed him as its victim.
    Willis had a loving disposition and a most forgiving spirit, and was never known to have an enemy, but had many friends, and if any   difficulties arose between he and his friends it was always forgiven in a day. He never spoke ill of anyone and always made friends where   ever he went. He was industrious, and talented in many ways, and always did his work well and accurate. His age is 30 years, 2 months,    7 days.

Source ~ Logan Republican Newspaper

William VanHorn

     William VanHorn was born in Lacoming county, Pennsylvania, May 12, 1822, and died, Saturday morning February 11, 1911. He came to Ohio in
with his parents in 1829, settling in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio. In 1832, his parents moved Washington township, Hocking  county, Ohio, April 1, where he resided continually until 1907, since which he has divided his home among his children. He was  married to Lovina Nunn, November 20, 1842. To this union was born 11 children, eight sons and three daughters. The wife and  five sons preceded him to the other world. He was a member of the Ilesboro M. E. Church for 68 years, having become a  member at the age of 21 years and about a year after his marriage. Hr leaves to mourn their loss, six children, 16 grandchildren,  32 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
    The funeral was from the Ilesboro church, Monday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. W. B. Rose officiating. Internment in nearby  cemetery.
    George VanHorn and daughters Mary and Rosy of New Straitsville, Charles VanHorn and sons, Ray and Asbury of Columbus,  Mary Horn and daughter, Mrs. Laura Michael of Lancaster, Mrs. Belle Lape of Amanda, Clifford Bell and wife of Cincinnati, and a  large concourse of friends in Logan and the vicinity attended the funeral. All the children with exception of a daughter in  Oregon was present.
   The family wish to thus publicly thank friends and neighbors for many kind and thoughtful acts of sympathy.

The Logan Republican, Thursday, February 16, 1911

Circleville Herald, Saturday, January 14, 1929:

   Isabelle Friend Noggle

    Isabelle Friend, daughter of Oren, and his wife Anna Steel Friend, was born in Hocking county November 28, 1859, and died January 6, 1929, aged 69 years, one month and eight days.
    On January 1, 1880, she was married to Luther Noggle and to this union three children were born, one girl and two boys. The girl, Stella Noggle, died at the age of two years.
   At the age of 17 Mrs. Noggle united with the Methodist church in Hocking county and remained a faithful member for 10 years, when she transferred her membership to the United Brethren church. She has been a loyal member of the Brethren church here in Circleville for 32 years.
    Mrs. Noggle was greatly interested in religious and mission work and gave much of her time to its promotion. She organized a Sunday school in her own home which later led to the founding of the Mission church in the north part of Circleville,
   She is survived by her husband; two sons, Harley, of Circleville and Simon of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Elizabeth Friend of Laurelville, Ohio and Mrs. Eliza Culp of Lancaster, Ohio; three grandchildren, and many neighbors and friends who will all feel deeply their loss.

                                          Card of Thanks

    To our friends we wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for the many expressions of sympathy and the assistance so freely given during the illness and after the death of Mrs. Luther Noggle.

                                                        The Family          


Circleville Herald, March 22, 1928:

Sarah A. Miller Myers

      Succumbs At Home Of Son

   Death Of Aged Woman Occurs After An Illness Of Sixteen Days From Paralysis
   Mrs. Sarah A. Myers, 81, mother of Noah Myers of the Gem Restaurant, died at her son’s home on West High Street, Wednesday evening at 9:45 o’clock. She had been ill for 16 days. Her death was due to paralysis.
   Mrs. Myers was born on Hocking County on September 4, 1847, a daughter of Jacob and Sarah Ann Funk Miller. She was the widow of Allen H. Myers, who died on May 9, 1881. A daughter and two sons survive. They are Mrs. Clara Smith of Los Angeles, Cal., John H. Myers, of Chicago, Ill., formerly chief of police of this city, and Noah Myers.
   The funeral services will be held at Albaugh Company Chapel. The Rev. O. L. Ferguson will officiate. Interment will be on Forest Cemetery

The Circleville Herald, March 28, 1928:

Lydia A. Culp Alexander

    Lydia A., daughter of Isaac and Sarah E. Culp, was born in Salt Creek Township, Pickaway County, O., on October 4, 1852, and departed this life on the farm on which she was born, on Saturday March 24, 1928, aged 75 years, five months, and 20 days.
    She was baptized in infancy and later ratified her faith in Christ by uniting with Jerusalem Reform Church, remaining a faithful member of the congregation until the doors were closed and the church finally abandoned.
    She was united in marriage with Samuel Alexander on February 20, 1870, who died at Toledo, Ohio, on September 20, 1898, in the explosion of the Union Elevator.
    On November 29, 1906, she was joined in marriage to Sylvester Hummel, who departed this life may 11, 1917.
   Father, mother, and three brothers have preceded her to the great beyond. Of the immediate family those left to mourn her departure are three brothers: George of South Bloomingville: Lewis of Marietta, and Charles E. of Akron, O.: and four sisters: Mrs. Almeda Davis of Columbus, O., Mrs. Amanda Hickman of Toledo, O., Mrs. Jessie Campbell of Martins Ferry, O., Mrs. Jane Fitzimmons of Los Angeles, Calif., and Martha of home.
    As Father Time was turning the page of another week and the sun was setting on a bright and budding spring day, another soul took its flight from its carnal habitation to pass on to its rest where days, weeks and years never end and where the sun never sets.
   Her kindly disposition, her congenial spirit and her desire to always make other people happy were among the great assets that so well balanced her life’s lodge.
    While she was childless her manifestations of fondness for the children of others and her disposition to do good and help them certainly made her mother to many.
    She will be sadly missed, not only by those nearest her, but by her large circle of relatives and friends; but our worldly loss is her Heavenly gain and may we find our consolation in the fact that our Savior doeth all things well.
    The funeral services were held from the home in Salt Creek Township Monday at 2 o’clock in charge of Rev. Frederick Brown of Adelphi. Burial took place Tuesday at Toledo, Ohio.

The Circleville Herald, April 7, 1928;


                     Passes Away At His Home in Kingston After Illness of Three Years

    Byron Eby died at his home on South Main Street Kingston, Ohio Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock.
    He has been ill three years. His death was due to senile decay. The deceased was a gardener by occupation. He was born at South Bloomingville, April 6, 1841, and was the son of Christian and Cinderella Dawson Eby.
    He married Miss Caroline Knight in this city in 1865. Following her death, he married his second wife, Estella Redd, November 7, 1910. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church in Kingston. He was a veteran of the Civil Was, having served in Company A, 27th regiment O. V. I. He was also a member of the G. A. R. Post at Kingston.
    One son, E. A. Eby, of Columbus, survives.
    Of his immediate family, two brothers are living, they are Columbus Eby of Laurelville, and Lafayette Eby of South Bloomingville.
   The funeral services will be held at his late home in Kingston, on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. Webb will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Cemetery, Circleville. The Albaugh Company has funeral in charge.

The Circleville Herald, May 12, 1928:


    Mrs. Mary Iles wife of Alexander J. Iles, died at home on East Ohio Street Friday at 5:20 p.m. She had been ill for a number of years.
   The deceased was born in Hocking County April 2 1852. She was the daughter of Alva and Martha Pence Starkey. On September 5, 1878 she married to Alexander J. Iles in Hocking County. Her husband, two sons and three daughters survive. They are: Oscar and Clell Iles. Mrs. Laura B. Rodgers and  Mrs. Stella Paxton of this city, and Mrs. Hattoe Frakes of Columbus.

    Funeral services will be held at the grave in Forest Cemetery Monday at 3 p.m. Rev. C. L. Wilkins of the Church of the Brethren will officiate. The Abaugh Company has charge of the funeral.

The Circleville Herald, May 16, 1928:


    Joshua Speakman, 96, died at his home in Pike Run of,Vinton County, Monday afternoon. A son, Mark Speakman of Washington Township, this county, survives.
    The aged man lived his entire life in Vinton County having been born in the house in which he died.

    Mark Speakman and family attended the funeral which was held from the late home in Vinton County this afternoon.

The Circleville Herald, June 14, 1928;


           Mother of Deputy County Auditor to be Buried on Saturday Afternoon

    Mrs. Eliza Krinn died at her home, 323 East union Street at nine p.m. Wednesday, following an illness of six months.
   Mrs. Krinn was born in Gibisonville October 7, 1851.
 She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Stivison. The deceased was the widow and the wife of J. F. Krinn.
   She was a member of the Calvary Evangelical church.
   One son T.D. Krinn, deputy county auditor survives.
   Of her immediate family two half sisters and one half brother are living.
  The funeral services will be held at the home Saturday at two p.m. Rev. E. A. Tovey will officiate. Interment will be in Forest cemetery.

   She was an ideal Christian mother, devoted to her home and family. The devotion was returned by her son, who idolized his mother

Lancaster Eagle Gazette, August 9, 1923;



    Mr. George W. Reid, son of Ambrose and Matilda Reid was born on July 3, 1842 in Hocking County, Ohio and died August 3, 1923.
   He was united in marriage with Miss Anna Fetherolf in 1886. To this union was born one child, a daughter, who is now Mrs. Etta Finney of Canal Winchester, Ohio. In 1876, he married Miss Matilda Warren and by this union became the father of  3 children, Mrs. Nora Wade of Columbus, Ohio; Mr. Orla J. Reid of  Galdwin, Michigan, and Mrs. Velma Lemon of Canal Winchester.
   Mr. Reid was a man of service to his country, having entered the Civil Was in Company A. 114 O.V.I., where he served his country faithfully for 3 years.
   Brother Reid was a Christian man prior to his coming to Carroll, he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, serving the church in an official capacity. After coming to Carroll, he did not feel the obligation of church membership and as he couldn’t give the church the service he desired to do, but he never lost his interest in, nor love for the church, nor his love for righteous living, always being ready to support every righteous cause.
   He leaves a widowed companion, four children, eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Charlotta Decolt of Laurelville, Ohio, to mourn the loss of one they loved so dearly.
   Funeral services were held August 5, at the Carroll M. E. Church, Rev. T. Ricketts officiating.

The Circleville Herald, January 2, 1929:


     Illness Of Several Months From Heart Disease Terminated By Death

    Alexander Jackson Iles, 71, died at his home, 343 E. Ohio St., at 3 a.m. Wednesday after an illness of several months from heart disease.
    MR. Iles was a native of Perry County where he was born June 22, 1857, the son of George and Sarah McCowan Iles, coming to Pickaway County in 1893. On September 22, 1878 he married Mary Starkey at South Bloomingville. She died May 11, 1928.
    Surviving are two sons, O. T. Iles and McClelland Iles, Circleville; three daughters, Mrs. Laura Rodgers and Mrs. Stella Paxton Circleville and Mrs. Hattie Frakes, Columbus.

   Funeral services for Mr. Iles will be held at the Mader and Ebert chapel at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in Forest Cemetery.

The Circleville Herald, February 6, 1929:


                 Succumbs Tuesday After Illness Of Three Weeks

    Jesse Sowers, 79, died Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock qt the home of his son Clifford Sowers 543 Scioto Street. Death from a complication of diseases, occurred after three weeks illness.
    Mr. Sowers was born in Vinton County, September 23, 1849, the son of Daniel and Lucy Ann Hurl Sowers. He was a resident of Pickaway County for the past 20 years. On July 14, 1872 , he was married to Catherine Moss at Hallsville, Ohio, who survives.

    He is also survived by four children; Cassius F. Sowers, Clifford F. Sowers, George D. Sowers and Mrs. Ralph Lutz, all of Circleville. Five children of this family are dead. Other relatives living are 15 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, one sister, Mrs. M. E. Jadwin of Columbus is also living. Mr. Sowers was a member of the United Brethren church.
Funeral arrangements, in charge of Mader and Ebert, will be announced later.

Circleville Herald, May 4, 1929:

         Retired Farmer Succumbs At Circleville Home From Heart Disease

    Elias Starkey, 71, retired farmer, died at 3 a.m. at his home, 362 Logan Street, after a two day’s illness from heart disease.
   He was born in Hocking County on June 28, 1858, the son of George W. and Mary Ramey Starkey.
  On August 19, 1887, he was  united in marriage to Mary Holt at Circleville, who, with four children survives.
      The children are Jesse A. Starkey, Chester H. Starkey, and Mrs. Ruth Good, all of Circleville, and Alva Starkey, Lancaster. A brother Alonzo Starkey, Circleville, also survives.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Union church, Rev. O. L. Ferguson officiate. Burial will be in Reber Hill cemetery in charge of M. S. Rinehart, funeral director.

Circleville Herald, May 21, 1929:


        Mrs. Minerva Vorhees and Elmer C. Dawson Succumb on Monday

                 The death of two natives of Laurelville occurred Monday.


    Mrs. Minerva Vorhees, widow of Thomas Vorhees, died at Darbsonville, Ohio, at the age of 58 years. She was the daughter of Sylvan Chilcoat and Catharine Snyder Chilcoat. Her funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Methodist Episcopalian church at Haynes, Ohio, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.


    Elmer C. Dawson, 70, also a native of Laurelville, and before his death, a resident of Columbus, passed away Monday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock at University hospital in that city. Funeral services will be arraigned later, pending the arrival of a son from Dayton, Ohio. H. E. Defenbaugh of Tarlton will have charge of both funerals

Circleville Herald, May 22, 1929:


    Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Jadwin, 66, a former Circleville resident of West High Street, widow of D. H. Jadwin, were held Wednesday afternoon at Forest Cemetery at 1 o’clock. She died at her home in Columbus at 6:15 a.m. Monday. She was born in Vinton County and was the daughter of Daniel and Lucy Ann Hurl Sowers.
    She is survived by three daughters and four sons. They are Mrs. Thomas Coyne of this city; Mrs. Alonzo Francis, Mrs. Tracy Mathers, and Harley D. Smith, Grant A. Smith of Columbus, George L. Smith of Detroit. Her husband died October 1928.

The Circleville Herald, July 20, 1929:

                       Laborer, Dies Suddenly At Hulse Hayes Farm

   A heart attack believed caused by indigestion, caused the death at 5:30 p.m., Friday of James E. Shaw, 51, a farm laborer employed on the Hulse Hayes farm in Jackson Township.
   Shaw became ill Friday afternoon and died an hour and half later in his cabin on the Hayes farm.
   He was born in Hocking County the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Shaw. He came to Pickaway County 15 years ago and in September 1917, he was married in Columbus. He is survived by his widow Ida Shaw,
   The body was taken to Albaugh funeral parlors.

    The time of the funeral services conducted by Rev. O. L. Ferguson and burial in Forest Cemetery will be announced later.

Circleville Herald, December 16, 1929:


    Washington Twp. Man, Father of Local Resident, Victim of Heart Trouble

    Organic heart trouble after an illness since March 1928 caused the death of Franklin Haynes, 82, prominent Washington township man, at 1 o’clock Monday at his home.
   He was born in Hocking County on March 17, 1847, His wife has been dead 21 years.
   He is survived by four sons,  George,  Los Angeles, Cal., Homer, Millsport, Ohio, Ward, Chillicothe and John E., Walnut Street Circleville.
   Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Albaugh chapel with Rev. O. L. Ferguson officiating. Burial in Forest Cemetery.

Circleville Herald, Thursday,  January 30, 1930:


                 Mrs. Margie Tatman, 70, Prominent Laurelville Resident Taken

    Mrs. Margie Tatman, wife of Isaac Tatman died Wednesday of pneumonia at 9:45 p.m. at her home in Laurelville. Mrs. Tatman who was 70 years of age had been a resident of Laurelville community for almost her entire life.
   She was the daughter of Henry and Margaret Appleman Blackton. In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Elmer Tatman of Zanesville.

   Funeral services will be conducted  Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Christian union church at Laurelville with the Rev. W. L. Ferguson of Circleville officiating. Burial in Green Summit cemetery will be in charge of H. E. Defenbaugh and Sons Tarlton.

Circleville Herald, Friday, February 21, 1930:


            Mother of Three, Circleville Residents Taken by Complications

    Mrs. Margaret Watkins Smith, aged 65, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Denman, 169 Duncan street, Columbus, Thursday at 8 a.m. Complications after an illness of nine weeks proved fatal.
    She was born in Hocking county, September 24, 1864, and was the daughter of Fred and Margaret Orr Watkins. She came to Pickaway county in 1927.
    She is survived by her husband Leir Smith, and the following children: Mrs. J. M. McCoy and Mrs. A. E. Denman, Columbus, Mrs. William m. Justice, Mrs. M. Hettinger and F. W. Smith of Circleville and Mrs. R. Linton of Kingston. One sister Sarah Silcott of Columbus, also survives.
   Funeral services will be held Sunday a 2:30 p.m. at the home of William Justice, 503 E. Mound St. with Rev. M. R. White officiating. Burial will be in Kingston cemetery by the W. H. Albaugh Co.  Pall bearers will be A. E. Denman, M. Hettinger, Ralph McCoy and R. Linton.

Circleville Herald, Thursday April 24, 1930:

                  Aged 56, Victim of Heart Disease- Early Thursday\

    William C. Eveland, aged 56, was found in bed at his home in E. Ringgold early Thursday. Heart failure caused his death.
   He is survived by his widow, Cornelia Ellen Eveland, three half brothers, Pearl Thomas, Bloomingville and John and Milton Thomas of Lancaster, and one half sister, Ida Thomas of Lancaster.
   Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home with Rev. Boyd Rife officiating. Burial will be held in Maple Hill Cemetery by H. E. Defenbaugh and Son.

Circleville Herald, January 14, 1931:


    At midnight of January 8, 1931, one more of the old pioneers of Hocking county, Ohio, answered the call of the Captain of Captains, (Just as he had answered the call of his country. He laid his armor down and his soul went winging its way past the conflicts of life with his last great victory won. Although expecting his death it was a sad shock to relatives and friends to hear the passing away of a fine old man. One, who has been and made a landmark in Hocking county). A man, who has stood out as a most faithful and honest. As well as a n interested citizen of his country, state, county, and township; a good neighbor who has always been held in high esteem in all his dealings with his fellowmen; a man who has stood for all the improvements of his township and county, serving several years, as clerk of Salt Creek township, Hocking county and he always interested in the schools  his community; and he has always been one of the strongest defenders of the Church and religious activities.
   John G., son of Catherine Hyne and Thomas Butler was born in Salt Creek township, Hocking county August 19, 1842 and died January the eighth, 1931, aged 88 years, 4 months and 19 days. All of his 88 years were spent on or near his birthplace near Haynes, Ohio, passing away at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Nellie N. Smith near Williamsport, Ohio. He was united in marriage to Mary Catherine Hunter on February 4, 1866, his wife preceded him in death 20 years ago.
   To this union were born six children, Clementine, Cashes-La-Forest, Lulu Mae, Rosetta, Lena, Leota and Cora Ethel, all having preceded him in death, but one daughter, Mrs. Lulu Mae Black of near Laurelville, Ohio. He was the eldest of seven children and lived many years longer than his brothers and sisters. He leaves to mourn their loss one daughter (Mrs. Lulu Mae Black), sixteen great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
   When the call of duty to his country came, he volunteered his services to the Union Army to help save his nation. He joined Regiment 73, Company A, Ohio Infantry in 1863. He saw one year of active service and he was honorable discharged in 1865 because of ill health. He was a member of the Buckwalter post of the G. A. R.
   Early in life, he was converted and joined the U. B. Church of Mt. Zion, but later life he attended Sunday School and Church at Haynes M.  E. church until his death but he remained a faithful member of Zion Church until his death. He was always faithful to his God, Church and his works. He was weary and God said, “Come Home”.

     I may not know why death should come
    To take the dear ones from my home,
     But though mine eyes with tears be dim
     The Lord knows why I’ll trust in Him.

   Funeral services for Mr. Butler were held Saturday, January 10, at 2 p.m. at Haynes M. E. Church, Rev. Elsea officiating. C. E. Hill funeral director of Williamsport was in charge of burial.
     The relatives, who attended the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Delno Butler and Mrs. Mima Hyne of Chillicothe, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Butler and daughters Alberta, Irett, and Laura and Mrs. John Steel of Lancaster. Mr. and Mrs. John Finey and  Mr. and Mrs. Allen of Canal Winchester, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith, daughters, Vivian and Evelyn and sons Dale Finey and Gale Butler Smith.
                                      Card of Thanks
    We sincerely thank those who helped in any way during the sickness, death and burial of our Father and Grandfather. Especially do we thak Mr. and Mrs. Clell Arledge, the singers, organist, Rev. Elsea and Mr. C. E. Hill.


Mr. and Mrs. Alva Black
      Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith
     F. A. Davis and daughters
     Vira and Mrs. Forest O. Wolf

Circleville Herald, June 16, 1931:


    Once again, the Death Angel has visited our vicinity and removed from our midst a highly respected and influential citizen in the person of Walter Monroe Pleukharp.
    He was the son of Edward and Mary Ellen Myer Pluekharp and was born on a farm in Benton township, Hocking county, Ohio on December 3rd, 1876, and departed this life on June 9th, 1931, aged 54 years, 6 months, and 6 days.
   His early life was spent on the farm where he was born, and he attended schools of the neighborhood and received a liberal education.
    Being incapacitated for hard physical labor, he entered the mercantile business several years since and achieved success in a marked degree. He continued in the business until his life was ended abruptly by the act of a cowardly assassin on the night of June 22nd.
    “Walt” as he was familiarly called, will be greatly missed from his accustomed place in his store where he was usually found, ready to extend greetings to callers, and rendering help where help was needed. In short, his life was a life of service, assisting every worthy cause intended for the uplifting and betterment of the community. His life will prove a benediction to those whom he mingled, realizing that his place will be difficult to fill--- but like Job--- we can only say “The Lord hath given and the Lord hath taken away”.
    The deceased leaves to mourn their loss: one brother, Charles Pleukharp, of South Bloomingville, two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Beery, and Mrs. Alice Wilson, both of Columbus, Ohio; and an aged mother, 84 years of age, living with her daughter, Mrs. Alice Wilson, of Columbus, Ohio.
   Three brothers, Homer A. Pleukharp, George W. Pleukharp, Jacob M. Pleukharp and one sister, Rosa Emma Adams, have preceded the deceased to the Spirit World.
    Other relatives are Ray Beery, a nephew, residing in Colorado and five nieces, Mrs. Goldie Engle, Mrs. Nellie Kauffman and Mrs. Virginia Watts, of Columbus and Mrs. Maud Rheinshell of Mt. Pleasant and Miss Gayle Pleukharp of South Bloomingville.
   Besides the foregoing relatives, the deceased had a large circle of friends who held him in high esteem.

    Tennyson’s poem seems appropriate:

                                 Sunset and evening star
                                And one clear call for me!
                                And may there be no sadness of farewell
                                 When I embark.

                                For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and place,
                               The flood may bear me far,
                               I hope to see my Pilot face to face
                                When I have crossed the bar.

Circleville Herald, February 24, 1930:


    Mrs. Minerva Ross, the daughter of Alva and Martha Pence Starkey of Bloomingville, Ohio was born June 3, 1854 and departed this life February 18th, 1932.
   She was married to Thompson Ross, June 29th, 1875. To this union 12 children were born. 8 preceded her in death. Those left to mourn her loss are the husband and four children, Thompson Ross Jr., Laurelville; John Ross, Mrs. Elizabeth Peters, Mrs. Laura Sabine, Circleville. Also nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
     Of her immediate family, she is survived by two brothers, Andrew Starkey of Bloomingville, Ohio, and Milton Starkey of Ogden, Utah. 

              Today recalls sad memories
             Of a loved one gone to rest
             And those who think of her today
              And those who loved her best.
             Her loving heart had ceased to beat,
             And before we knew it she was gone
            Her cheerful smile and her kind ways
            We pleasantly recall
            She had a kind word for everyone
             And died beloved by all.


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