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e Mansfield News: 5/13/1899 - 5/31/1899 f
Source: Mansfield News
13 May 1899
AFTER 23 YEARS -- John Shane, of Chicago, formerly a resident of this city, is visiting his father, John Shane, on Lida Street. Mr. Shane was at one time a railroad man here and was employed on the B.&O. and later on the Pennsylvania. It is 23 years since he was here before.
WILL BE HOME SOON -- A.J. Summerville, of West Third Street, received a telegram from his son, Erle, who was in the battle of Manila and is now on his way home from the Philippines, having reached New York. In the telegram Erle says that he will start for Mansfield as soon as he receives his discharge papers. It is probable that he will receive them in a few days and will then be ready to come home.
PIONEER DEAD -- Mary Janett Kuhn, an old pioneer of the county died at Plymouth at 8:30 o'clock Friday morning. Funeral at Plymouth Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
PENSIONS -- Frederick Bond, of this city, has been granted a pension of $12 a month and Alonzo G. Baird also of Mansfield, has been granted a reissue and increase of pension from $8 to $12 a month.
14 May 1899
ILL -- J.J. King is ill at his home on West First Street.
ILL -- Mrs. L.L. Maskey is ill at her home on North Main Street.
MADE EXECUTOR -- John Kern has been made executor of the last will and codicil thereto of Sarah J. McCullough, deceased. Bond $5,000.
THE STURGES FAMILIES - FOR OVER EIGHTY YEARS IDENTIFIED WITH MANSFIELD -- AMONG THE PIONEER SETTLERS -- The Sturges families have been largely identified with the history and interests of Mansfield since 1815, when Eben Perry Sturges came this way to become a post-trader with the army of Gen. William Henry Harrison, but was induced to locate at the new county-seat and thus became the first resident merchant of Mansfield. The Sturges were Connecticut people, and this pioneer merchant, although then only about 30 years of age, possessing the energy and enterprise characteristic of New England's sons, had seen much of the world. He had "sailed the seas over", had traded in foreign ports, and had been master and part owner of a merchant ship. He was captain of the "Madisonia" when ware broke out between the United States and Great Britain. When on a homeward-bound voyage from South America, he was captured by a British frigate and his cargo and vessel confiscated and himself sent a prisoner-of-war to Kingston, Jamaica. He was afterward paroled and his parole is now in the possession of his son -- H.H. Sturges, secretary of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce. The paper is framed and hangs in Mr. Sturges' parlor. After an eventful life and successful business career, E.P. Sturges departed this life Jan. 1, 1862. Edward Sturges, Sr. (deceased) was a brother of E.P. Sturges and came to Mansfield when he was but 14 years old, and was associated for many years with his brother, under the firm name of E.P. & E. Sturges, in the mercantile business at "Sturges corner", the room now occupied by H.L. Reed & Co. Edward Sturges was also engaged in the banking business, founding the Sturges bank in 1852, and his son -- Willis M. Sturges -- is the proprietor of the Sturges bank of today. Edward Sturges died Sept. 16, 1878. E.P. and E. Sturges were men of energy and enterprise. They were self-reliant and self-denying. They were far-seeing in financial matters, and their integrity was never doubted. They assisted in promoting the religious interests of the community, and their good works in this line has been continued by their children. Miss Susan Sturges -- daughter of Edward Sturges -- a year ago gave the "Windemere" as an Easter offering to the Christian Endeavor union of this city. The gift is a munificent one, valued at from $40,000 to $50,000. Among the many keepsakes possessed by descendants of the early settlers, H.H. Sturges has a large side-board that was in his father's home (now the Buckingham) for many years, and is one of the oldest pieces of furniture in the city. It was made by Henry Leyman about 75 years ago. Leyman was an adept cabinet-maker. He was afterwards engaged for many years in the mercantile business here and at Shelby, and when John W. Strong was sheriff, Leyman managed his store at Bellville. Leyman represented Richland county in the legislature in 1834-5. He was the father of the late N.N. Leyman. H.H. Sturges has fine portraits (oil paintings) of his parents, and to look at their good faces recalls memories of other years.
SAMUEL CREIGH -- In the portraits of the early settlers of Richland County, none shows a more distinctive individuality than that of Samuel Creigh, a Marylander, who came to Mansfield in 1822. He was a man of education and refinement, a colonial gentleman of the old-school. In front of the Wiler House one day a man made a disrespectable remark about a woman who was passing, and Creigh very properly knocked him down, and declared that no insult to a woman in his presence should go unpunished. That showed his southern chivalry -- a gallantry worthy to be commended to the young men of today. Samuel Creigh wore colonial costume -- knee breeches, etc. "King Tom" Robinson, who built the "castle" on Windsor Hill, also wore knee breeches and the old-style English dress. Robinson came to Richland County in 1821 and returned to England in 1843, where he died within the year. Creigh came in 1822, and died in 1838. Although quite unlike in other ways, their style of dress was somewhat similar. For nearly 20 years they lived contemporaneously in Richland county and their presence upon the streets of Mansfield made them the cynosure of all eyes on account of their old-style, but faultless attire. Samuel Creigh was the grandfather of Mrs. Miles and Mrs. Peter Scholl, of this city.
15 May 1899
HOME FROM PORTO RICO -- Joseph Lash, a Mansfield young man, who has been in the United States service in Porto Rico, arrived home Sunday afternoon, having been away for nearly a year. Mr. Lash is a son of B.&O. Car Inspector, B.F. Lash, of Daisy Street, and he enlisted in the United States service at Indianapolis last August. He was sent to Columbus barracks and was then assigned to Troop D., Fifth United States Cavalry, at that time stationed at Huntsville, AL. From there he went to Porto Rico with the troop and remained there until he was mustered out to come home. He was stationed at Mayaguez, P.R., and from there went to Ponce where he was mustered out of the service April 4. He remained at Ponce until May 1 when the United States transport "Beaufort" arrived. The Beaufort had on board a number of recruits and these were taken to Santiago. The transport brought to New York a number of soldiers who had been mustered out of the service. The transport arrived at New York last Thursday and Mr. Lash, with a number of others, started for home Saturday. He was quite well during most of the time he was in Porto Rico, and though he is considerably tanned he is looking well and hearty. The natives of Porto Rico are taking very kindly to the United States rule and a large number of them are being recruited for service there. They are very proud when they don the blue and are eager to become good soldiers. Mr. Lash brought back with him a number of souvenirs, all of which are quite interesting. He has a copy of the San Juan News, a well edited newspaper, published in English.
Marriage Licenses Issued: Percy N. Lake, 23, and Elizabeth A. Armstrong, 16, of Mansfield.
MOREHEAD FAMILY REUNION -- A very enjoyable occasion was the family reunion held at the pleasant home of Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Morehead, of near Epworth, Sunday. A number of guests aside from members of the family enjoyed their hospitality. An appetizing dinner was served. Those present were Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Browning and daughter Blanche, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Harmon and daughter Effie, J.W. Browning, Miss Sarah Phillips, Charles Hoffman and Sherman Haverfield, all of Mansfield; Orrin Oswalt, of Washington; John Mahon, of near Epworth; Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Morehead, Harry Morehead and Misses Rae and Callie Morehead.
PAINFULLY INJURED. Caroline Delp, 9-year-old daughter of Adam Delp, met with an unfortunate and severe accident Saturday at her home, three miles northwest of the city, on the Spring Mill road. An older brother was at the barn watching a sick horse and to amuse himself had been shooting some rats with a Flobert rifle. The little girl was at the barn also and was sitting in a manger. Her brother set the gun down and went away for a few minutes. While he was gone, a younger brother picked up the gun and in some way it was accidentally discharged. The bullet struck the girl back of the right ear and came out in front of the ear. Medical attendance was secured and it is thought that she will recover though the wound is one which might cause considerable trouble.
Lexington. Monday, May 8, was the fiftieth anniversary of the Wyanooski lodge, I.O.O.F., of Lexington. All the charter members are dead and John B. Williams is the oldest person in point of age and in years of membership. Mr. Williams joined the lodge in 1864.
MOVING HERE. J.R. Spoolman is moving to this city and will reside at the corner of First and Adams streets.
16 May 1899
Bellville. Irwin and Samuel Fisher attended the funeral of their uncle, the Hon. Earl F. Poppleton, at Delaware, Tuesday.
Newville. Mr. & Mrs. William Burkholder are the happy parents of a fine baby girl, born May 12.
Shelby. Sidney Inscho and Miss Katie Heath, both of this city, will be married Wednesday of this week. They will go to housekeeping on Second Street.
Marriage Licenses Issued; William Myers, Plymouth, 28, and Barbara Weck, of Plymouth, 24.
Probate Docket: Will of Annie Marie Schmidt, deceased, filed and admitted to probate.
MOVING TO THIS CITY. C.N. Manfred is moving to this city from Cincinnati and will reside on Sturges Avenue.
A DAUGHTER. Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Keffer, who reside east of the city are the pleased parents of a daughter born to them this morning.
DEATH OF JOHN RISSER. John Risser, who has been a resident of Mansfield for a great man years, died Monday night at 11:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles White, on Marion Avenue. He had been in ill health for some time past. Mr. Risser was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 5, 1829. When he was 8 years old he came with his parents to this country and most of this time he has lived in this city. He was a tailor by occupation and was engaged in that business here for many years. his wife died two years ago last August. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Charles White. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. D.J. Meese, of the Presbyterian church.
17 May 1899
MARRIED. John D. Williams, of Shelby, and Miss Mary S. May, of the same place were married at the probate office at the court house, Tuesday evening, at 5 o'clock by 'Squire McDermott.
DIED -- Probate Judge Brinkerhoff received word today from Toledo to the effect that Lena Culver, an inmate of the insane hospital at that place, is dead. Miss Culver was from Washington Township and she has a sister residing at Crestline.
GUILTY OF RAPE -- The jury in the case of the State of Ohio vs. Robert Moore, indicted for the rape of Amelia Pagel, of Plymouth, deliberated until midnight Tuesday night and returned a verdict of guilty as charged in the indictment. The prisoner will not be sentenced for three days.
MARRIAGE LICENSE -- A marriage license was issued in probate court today to Sidney Inscho and Miss Katherine J. Heath, both of Shelby. Mr. Inscho was formerly a resident of Mansfield, his father, William B. Inscho, having been a mine host of the Brunswick hotel in this city.
18 May 1899
LEA - SIGLER. A very pretty home wedding was that which united Frank D. Lea, of Plymouth, and Miss Mary Sigler, of this city, last night at the residence of J.C. Laser, on Marion Avenue. [this is an abbreviated version of the full notice]
CHAPMAN - BOWDEN. The home of Mr. & Mrs. William Bowden, at 37 Blecker Street, was the scene of the very quiet and pretty wedding Wednesday evening, the union being that of their daughter, Miss Nora E. Bowden, with William O. Chapman, a young business man of Akron. The ceremony was performed at 8 o'clock by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, of the First Lutheran church in the presence of only the immediate relatives of the bride and groom. After the ceremony united the hearts and lives of the young people, the wedding supper was served. Mr. & Mrs. Chapman left Wednesday night at 11:40 o'clock for Akron, where the groom has a home already furnished.
Marriage Licenses Issued: John D. Williams, of Shelby, 29, and Mary S. May, of Shelby, 38; Frank Dudley Lea, of Nevada, OH, 32, and Mary Ellen Sigler, of Mansfield, 26; Sidney D. Inscho, of Shelby, 25 years, and Katherine J. Heath, of Shelby, 25; Henry Kyler, of Mansfield, 18, and Grace Beech, of Mansfield, 17; William O. Chapman, of Akron, 27, and Norah E. Bowden, of Mansfield, 23.
Probate Docket: Application to admit the will of Margaret F. Lee, deceased.
Butler. A son was born to W.J. McCollough and wife, May 10.
Butler. Mrs. Louisa Hay, of Newville, has been granted a widow's pension of $8 per month.
Shelby. A daughter was born to Mr. & Mrs. George Sackman last week.
Shelby. A son was born to Mr. & Mrs. Will May, of West Main Street, last Monday.
Shelby. Sidney Inscho and Miss Katie Heath were married Wednesday evening at the bride's residence, by the Rev. Mr. Wilson. Those present were Mr. & Mrs. Will Moyer, Mr. and Mrs. George Medsker, Harry Tucker, Florence McComb, Mrs. Mary Shriner and the families of the two young people, all of Shelby; Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Gilligan, of Toledo, and Mrs. Henry Heath, of Milton, Ind.
A DAUGHTER. Mr. & Mrs. homer Carrothers are the parents of a daughter born to them Wednesday at 91 Maude Avenue (Mansfield).
DIED -- Mrs. Johanna Maria Wagner, wife of F.W. Wagner, died at the family residence, No. 253 South Diamond Street. Funeral from the residence Saturday, May 20, at 2 o'clock p.m.
19 May 1899
Jackson Township. Mrs. Nettie Kuhn, wife of Samuel Kuhn, Sr., of Plymouth Township, was buried from her late home in Plymouth, Sunday. She was for many years a resident of Jackson Township and was a sister of J.W. Hoffman.
Mt. Zion. The annual reunion of the Fox family will be held Saturday, June 3, at the residence of Herman Fox, one and one-half miles southeast of Mt. Zion and two and one-half miles east of Lucas.
Bangorville. Born, May 14, to Mr. & Mrs. John Ewers, a son.
A HOME WEDDING. The pretty home of Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Mell, at 124 West Second Street, was the scene Thursday evening of a charming wedding which was witnessed by about 80 invited guests. The groom, James Monroe Brown, is the assistant superintendent of the A.-T. boiler shops. The bride, Miss Mabel Grace Mell, daughter of the host and hostess, is a charming and accomplished young lady of many social graces. [*This is an abbreviated version of this wedding notice.]
PARSONS - BOWLAND. Ed Roy Parsons, of the real estate firm of LeRoy Parsons & Son, of this city, and Miss Grace Bowland, daughter of Mr. & Mrs.. Willis G. Bowland, of Columbus, were united in marriage Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at St. Paul's Episcopal church on Broad street in that city, by the Rev. Dr. Hewitt. [*This is an abbreviated version of this wedding notice.]
SHOT HIS FATHER. Charles F. Livelsberger is locked up at the city jail on the charge of shooting his father, Daniel Livelsberger. The two reside at the father's house, No. 341 West Johns Street. The father, who is 74 years of age, was shot in the right leg about half way between the knee and the ankle. The weapon used was a 22-calibre revolver. The son who is charged with trying to kill his father, insists that it was an accident but the victim claims that his son deliberately raised the weapon and fired at him, at the same time exclaiming in a loud tone of voice: "You have lived long enough!" The son, Charles Livelsberger, says that he went home last evening about 7 o'clock and had with him a half pint of whisky, which he gave to his father. The son says that on retiring he placed his money, which consisted of $80 in bills, in the drawer of a piece of furniture upstairs. After doing this he retired. A couple of hours later the son says he heard a noise and suspecting that somebody was after the money, he arose and looked around. A little investigation showed that the money was gone from where he had placed it. He told his father that the money was gone and finally accused the elder man of having taken it but the latter denied the charge. Charles says he then procured his revolver and, with his father instituted a search. The missing money could not be located and the son then accused his father of having taken it. The latter denied the accusation and the result was that the two had a little misunderstanding. They went downstairs and Charles stood beside his father with the revolver still at half cock. The son claims that while standing in this position the revolver was accidentally discharged and his father was wounded in the leg, as state above. Charles Livelsberger emphatically denies that the shooting was done purposely. He says that if he had intended to kill his father he would never have shot him in the leg. Charles Livelsberger says that after the shooting he washed his father's wound and then went to the neighbors and gave the alarm and also went for a physician. Chief of Police Clark and Officer Wilson went to the house and at once placed Charles Livelsberger under arrest. The prisoner was taken to the city jail and locked up. Dr. Guy Goodman was summoned and gave the necessary medical attention. It is not thought that the wound is fatal, although the shock to the old gentleman's system might cause most any result at his age. The police say that both men had been drinking. Daniel Livelsberger is a shoemaker by trade, although he has not worked for some time, according to his son. The old man told the police who made the arrest, that his son had deliberately tried to kill him. He said that the two had had a fight in an upper room and as evidence of this both men had black eyes. The old man told the police that he was afraid that if his son was released from custody he would return to the house and kill him. An officer remained at the house with the wounded man over night as there was no one else to look after him. This morning Mayor Brown notified the infirmary directors to take charge of the case. A son of Charles Livelsberger is working at the steel tube works at Shelby, having been there since his mother died last fall. Charles Livelsberger has been identified with a number of bands and orchestras. While a News man was talking with the prisoner at the city jail this morning he gave him a postal card to mail for him on which was a message to his son in Shelby asking the latter to come to his assistance. On the card it was stated that the shooting was accidental. The prisoner states that his father owns the property in which they live, but that he (Charles) has tax titles to the house and lot. He says that the old man has been drinking for years and has given him much trouble. He says further that the father has children in Cincinnati, Philadelphia and New York, but that they never did anything for their father. That he was in the workhouse at one time and that a daughter got him out and then shipped him here. The prisoner was given no hearing this morning as it was desirable to secure the presence of several witnesses in court. Charles Livelsberger was arraigned before Mayor Brown at 2 o'clock this afternoon. J.P. Seward appeared as council for the prisoner. Livelsberger stated that he is 45 years of age and a brass molder by occupation. He pleaded not guilty to the charge of shooting with intent to kill, waived examination and was bound over to common pleas court in the sum of $300. Counsel for the accused stated to the court that the necessary security would probably be forthcoming.
GRANTED PENSION -- John Wrenn, of Shelby, has been granted a pension of $8 per month.
DEATH -- Miss S. Connors, 16-year-old daughter of Michael Connors. died Thursday night at 11 o'clock at the home of her father, 19 Vale Avenue. Funeral services at St. Peter's Catholic church, Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock.
WELL KNOWN OPERATOR DEAD -- Jacob Quest, night chief of the P.F. operators at Alleghany, Pa., and well known here among the railroad men, died Thursday night at his home in Allegheny of consumption. The funeral will take place Saturday and the P.F. operators between Millbrook and Crestline are arranging to procure a floral offering to send.
20 May 1899
DIED -- Mrs. Lois L. Depew, wife of Joshua Depew, died at the family residence, No. 19 Lilly Street, at 7 o'clock this morning. The deceased was afflicted with consumption and had been confined to her bed only about a week. She was 61 years of age. Funeral Sunday at 4 p.m.
DEATH OF JOHN KERN'S BROTHER -- John Kern, of East First Street, has received word that his brother, Michael W. Kern, was killed at Lockhaven, Pa. Mr. Kern's brother is freight conductor, running between Lockhaven and Williamsport. He leaves a wife and two children.
WITHOUT BOND -- Charles Livelsberger, who was bound over to the grand jury on the charge of shooting his father, Daniel Livelsberger, with intent to kill, failed to secure the necessary $300 bond and is still in the city jail. Livelsberger spent nearly all Friday afternoon running about town in the company of the officers and, although he saw 25 or 30 neighbors and friends, he could induce none of them to go on his bond.
Marriage Licenses Issued: James Monroe Brown, of Mansfield, 26, and Mabel Grace Mell, of Mansfield, 23; Herman Buckwalter, of Mansfield, 31, and Mary Bennigh, of Mansfield, 31.
21 May 1899
George Hildebrant, a molder, who has been employed for some time at the Eclipse Stove works, left the city Saturday night on B.& O. No. 47, for his old home at Rochester, NY. He bore evidence that he had been drinking and he intimated that he had been "boozing" for a few days. It appears that he had had trouble with his wife and as a result of the trouble he left home. He had with him his little daughter, less than 2 years old. It seems that he was determined to have the child and so drove to his home in a cab, entered the house and after securing the baby, wrapped her in a shawl and took her away with him in the cab. The mother of the child cried when the baby was taken away in such a hasty manner, but Hildebrant had possession of the little girl and kept her, notwithstanding the protests of the mother. After the arrival of the B.&O. train No. 47 at Shelby last night a telephone message was received at the police station here stating that Hildebrandt [sic.] and his child had arrived there and that as the child was thinly clad and had evidently been taken away in a hurry, it had been thought best to hold him so as to find out whether he was wanted here. Officers Moore and Ferguson went to the Hildebrandt home in the Syndicate addition to ask Mrs. Hildebrandt if she wanted the child. She told the officers that she wanted the child, but did not care as to her husband. They had had some trouble and she stated that Hildebrandt had come to the house while she was upstairs and as soon as he got in he took the child and made his escape in the cab before Mrs. Hildebrandt could get downstairs. It appears that she had afterwards gone to the union depot, thinking that her husband would leave on either the P.F. or the Erie. In this way she missed him and he succeeded in getting out of the city with the child. The officers at Shelby were informed that the mother wanted her child and word was received that Marshal E.H. Hunter, of Shelby, would bring to this city this morning at 3:50 o'clock Hildebrandt and the child. Hildebrandt's journey to the east was interrupted. He had evidently intended to make close connections at Shelby and get to his destination this morning, as he had purchased his ticket through to Rochester. Mrs. Hildebrandt told the officers, it appears, when they called there last night, that Hildebrandt had left her without anything to eat, though she says he had recently drawn wages to the amount of about $40.
PRIVATE FUNERAL -- The funeral of Mrs. Lois DePue, which occurs this afternoon, will be private.
CHESTER AVENUE -- The residents of Drury Lane are congratulating themselves upon the change of name of that street to Chester Avenue.
22 May 1899
BENJAMIN ROOP KILLED BY FALLING UNDER A MOVING TRAIN -- A fatal accident occurred on the Erie, near the Card Electric works, Sunday afternoon shortly before 5 o'clock. The unfortunate victim, who was terribly mangled beneath the wheels of the train, lived for half an hour after he was hurt. Benjamin Roop, a 15-year-old boy, son of Mrs. E. Troop, by her former husband, B. Roop, of 280 North [left blank] after having been playing ball during the afternoon, in a field near the Card Electric works, when he met with the sad accident which resulted in his untimely death. After the game had been finished and the boys were ready to return home, Erie Extra Westbound freight train, engine 786, was passing and young Roop concluded to come in on the train and avoid the long walk. Notwithstanding the danger of this sort of procedure, it is very common for the boys to risk life and limb in getting on freight trains while they are moving. Some of the other boys who had been playing ball, did not get on the train, and a moment later witnessed the terrible accident. Young Roop was either trying to get on one of the cars or had already succeeded in getting in, when he fell beneath the wheels and was terribly injured. He was picked up and was taken in the caboose of the train to the union depot and thence into the men's waiting room. Medical aid was secured and all that could be done for the unfortunate boy was rendered. His left arm and left leg were horribly mangled, his head was cut open and other parts of his body were injured very severely. He was in a semi-conscious condition and called feebly for air, after he had been removed to the depot. After having suffered intense pain the injured boy passed away about 5:15 o'clock p.m. Coroner Baughman was notified of the accident and viewed the body at the depot, after which it was removed to the undertaking establishment of Wappner Bros., on South Park Street, where the remains were prepared for burial. After the accident the relatives of the unfortunate boy were told of the matter. Later the body was taken to the bereaved home on North Sugar Street. It was a sad home coming. He was 15 years of age Nov. 11 last, and was a favorite with his companions. He was a member of the Baptist Sunday school and a very beautiful floral tribute in the shape of a pillow with the words "From the Sunday School Class" was sent to the family. This afternoon at 3 o'clock the funeral took place at the late home of the deceased and the services were conducted by the Rev. Frank G. McFarlan, of the Baptist church. The formal inquest of Coroner Baughman will be held this evening at the coroner's office.
Probate Docket: Lena Lersch appointed guardian of Henry Lersch, an insane person. Bond $7,000.
Lexington. The Hon. C.H. Workman, of Mansfield, will deliver the address here Memorial Day, whose annual reoccurrence arouses sad and heroic memories of the time when the land was lit, as it were, with the flames of civil war. Floral tributes will be placed on the graves of 75 soldiers who have fought to sustain the honor and prestige of the flag in the various wars which have menaced the nation's life. The veterans living revere the memory of the heroic dead and desire that their names should not be lost in the oblivion of time and appended is the list: Allen Cockley, T.G. Murray, William Wilson, L.L. Cook, Elias Heyser, Richard Gailey, J.P. Mount, James Keller, W.S. Baughman, Elzy Courtney, W. Anderson, Samuel Stough, Oliver Barr, S. Dille, John Moon, Edward Seither, James Palm, W.B. Myers, L. Timanus, George Lewis, James McCune, Silas Beverstock, Peter Tolheim, W. McJunkin, Barney Beverstock, R. Cornman, John Groff, H. Coyner, Samuel Hiskey, W.C. Stough, John Eastergate, S. Sanders, Hugh S. Moore, W. Chandler, George Bowland, Thomas Bowland, Garver Walker, John Graham, Zack Tannehill, Henry Hiskey, James Narans, James Gass, E. Numbers, George Siley, D. Williams, James Ferguson, Col. R.C. Brown, Samuel Wolford, J.H. Strasbaugh. The heroes of the Mexican War are Thomas Boles, Joseph Boles, J. Narans, and the 19 soldiers of the War of 1812 are Justin Carpenter, Cornelius Whitford, H. Stewart, Noah Watson, Samuel Watson, Moses Sowers, George Culp, Adna Colman, George Carey, Silas Beverstock, Daniel Keller, Ezekiel Boggs, John Milligan, William Damsell, Daniel Bailey, W. Richey, Joseph and Thomas McIntire. There stands in the cemetery a quaint stone slab, moss covered and bearing this legend: "Amariah Watson, a Soldier of the Revolution" and nearby crumble the bones of James McIntire and Samuel Colwell, whose names are also written on fame's immortal tablet as soldiers of the revolution. The flowers also exhale their sweet fragrance over the grave of one soldier of the Spanish-American War -- George Coleman -- and a memory of all the soldier dead should be enshrined in every patriot's heart.
Pavonia. A daughter was born to Mr. & Mrs. John Roland, May 13.
Pavonia. Miss Elizabeth Zeitler died Saturday at 9 o'clock and funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 23, at 1 o'clock from the home of her brother, with whom she has always made her home. Miss Zeitler has been in ill health for nearly a year and when death came to relieve her of her sufferings, she was fully prepared for the silent messenger that bore her spirit to the realms above.
RECENTLY MARRIED -- A letter received here by a friend states that Daniel Castor, formerly of this city, but now of Toledo, was married recently in that city to a Toledo lady. Mr. Castor will be well remembered here, where he had many friends.
THOMAS BARNET DEAD -- Thomas Barnet died Sunday morning at 7 o'clock at his home on East Fourth Street, aged 79 years. He was a brother of Mrs. J. Steinruck and Mrs. J.A. Campbell, of East Fourth Street. Mr. Campbell was married in 1843 and his wife died in 1884. Funeral private Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
A FORMER MANSFIELD MAN DEAD -- George Fike, of Orrville (OH), died in a Cleveland hospital, where he had gone for an operation for cancer. Mr. Fike conducted a general store here many years ago.
DEAD -- Miss Elizabeth Zeitler died Saturday night at her home near Pavonia, aged 62 years and 3 months. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at her late home, conducted by the Rev. F.I. Johnson, of the M.E. church. The interment will be made at the Olds church.
BOXWELL GRADUATES -- The annual commencement exercises of the Boxwell graduates of Richland County will be held in the high school auditorium Saturday evening, June 10. The following 15 pupils took the Boxwell examination May 13 and will graduate: Fanny Gribling, George Isaly, Fanny Calhoon, George H. Hoover, Frank Niman, Maggie Stewart, Mansfield; Florence Thrush, Crestline; Frank Divilbiss, Bellville; Grace F. Roberts, Pavonia; R. Orma Russell, Ganges; Minnie Hughes, Ray H. Mitchell, Ontario; Maude H. Lawrence, Helen M. Sprague and Ada B. Patterson, Lexington. The following persons have an average of 80 per cent or more and will therefore take part in the programme: Mary A. Johns, Otto Abbott, R. Orma Russell, Karl V. Wheeler, Walter H. Carl, Fanny Gribling, W.F. Lawrence and Gertrude Kochheiser. [see also: Boxwell Graduates, 1899]
22 May 1899
SUDDEN DEATH -- Daniel Aungst, a farmer living one mile north of Bellville, was found dead on his porch at noon today. Coroner Baughman was summoned. It is thought death resulted from apoplexy.
A SON -- William J. Plazer, the barber, has been so excited ever since Sunday that he is in danger of requiring to take out a license as a wholesale distributor of cigars. It's all on account of the baby boy.
Marriage Licenses Issued: Oscar William Ward, of Michigan, 26, and Edna Gertrude Etzwiler, of Mansfield, 27; Walter O. Critchfield, of Shelby, 23, and Dollie V. Weiser, of Shelby, 22.
Probate Docket: Charles Ritter appointed guardian of Harry Lightcap, a minor. Bond $1,500; Walden L. Gaddis appointed executor of the will of Emily R. Gaddis, deceased.
24 May 1899
Marriage Licenses Issued: Fred C. Hughes, of Epworth, 32, and Lizzie Daup, of Ganges, 28; George E. Berry, of Shelby, 28, and Ellen Kyner, of Lexington, 27.
Probate Docket: Joseph P. Henry appointed administrator of the estate of George E. St. John, deceased. Bond $50.
Bangorville. Died, May 17, Thomas Ewers, after a long continued illness from paralysis, aged nearly 73 years. Funeral services at the residence, Friday, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Moffit, of Fredericktown.
DEATH -- Mrs. Mary A. Weber died Tuesday, May 23. Funeral Thursday at 10 o'clock from the home of her daughter, 203 North Adams Street.
25 May 1899
Butler -- The old wooden bridge, which has spanned the Clearfork for nearly a quarter of a century at the old woolen mill, has been condemned by the county commissioners, as being unsafe for a heavy load and will be replaced with a new one during the summer.
Butler. Mrs. W.L. Hissong gave birth to still-born infant sons Friday morning.
NEW PRISONERS RECEIVED -- Guard Anderson brought to the reformatory from Lisbon, Columbia [sic.] County, Charles Nelson, Edward Hanselman and Thompson Hineman.
PENSIONS -- William W. Johnston, of this city, has been granted a pension of $6 per month; J.M. Burns, Shelby, has received an increase from $4 to $12 per month; Michael O'Brien, Ashland, $24 to $50 per month.
DEATH OF AN OLD SOLDIER -- Henry M. Sills, an old soldier, died Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his home in the Jones building on North Main Street, after a long illness with cancer of the stomach. He was about 60 years of age and was a soldier of the civil war. Funeral services Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the cemetery. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Frank G. McFarlan, of the Baptist church, and will be under the auspices of the G.A.R.
26 May 1899
Shelby. The wedding of Walter Critchfield and Miss Dollie Weiser, two prominent young people of Shelby, occurred Tuesday evening at the home of the bride on South Broadway. Only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties and a few intimate friends were present. The young people are well known in Shelby and have the best wishes of all. They have gone to housekeeping on South Broadway.
Shelby. A son was born to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Strock, last Saturday.
Shelby. A.J. Steffey, a former resident of Shelby, died at his home in Cardington last Sunday, of cancer. The funeral was held Tuesday.
Probate Docket: Application to admit the will of Mary Jannette Kuhn, deceased, to probate.
Invitations are out announcing the wedding of John Kennedy and Miss Victoria Sutter, June 20, at the Church Sacred Heart of Mary. -- Shelby Republican.
TO THE ASYLUM -- Edward Kuneman, who was sent to the Toledo hospital for the insane some time ago and subsequently returned to this city improved in condition, will be taken back to the institution this afternoon by Sheriff Boals.
27 May 1899
Cards are out announcing that William B. Dillan, of Cleveland, and Miss Della Pinkley, of this city, will be married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. & Mrs. M.B. Pinkley, No. 210 South Adams Street, Wednesday evening, June 14, at 8 o'clock. Mr. Dillan was a soldier in the Cuban war, and his regiment -- the Sixth Illinois - was brigaded with the Eighth Ohio, and many of our Company M boys are acquainted with the corporal. Miss Pinkley is the only daughter of 'Squire and Mrs. Pinkley, who removed here from Illinois about a year ago. Miss Della assisted at the recent Loan exhibition, and formed pleasant acquaintances and made many friends.
Probate Docket: F.D. Gunsaullus appointed executor of the will of Mary Jannett Kuhn, deceased. Bond $3,500. Appraisers Josiah Wyandt, William Parsel and Albert Kirkpatrick; Benjamin Berry appointed administrator with will annexed of John Ferguson, deceased. Bond $100.
DIED -- John Myers, a well known resident of Shelby, died at his home at __ o'clock this morning. The deceased leaves a wife and two children. He was about 65 years of age and sustained a number of strokes of paralysis which disease caused death this morning. Mr. Myers was the assessor for precinct B, of Sharon Township, this spring.
MARRIED -- By the Rev. Dr. F.A. Gould, May 24, Fred C. Hughes, of Epworth, and Miss Lizzie Daup, of Ganges.
DEATH OF MRS. PECK -- Mrs. Grace D. Peck, wife of A.A. Peck, 42 Sturges Avenue, died this morning at 3 o'clock after an illness of three weeks.
28 May 1899
The marriage of Miss Stella Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lemuel M. Sullivan, to Dr. Charles Eugene Worth, was celebrated Wednesday evening, May 17, at 8 o'clock at the bride's home on Broadway, in Indianapolis, IN. [*This is an abbreviated version of the marriage announcement.]
FUNERAL OF MRS. PECK -- The funeral services of Mrs. A.A. Peck will take place Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at her late home on Sturges Avenue.
MARRIED -- Miss Verna Heffelfinger and Charles Hall were married at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the bride's home, the Rev. L.G. Batman officiating.
HISTORIC OLD BELLVILLE -- MANY MEN OF NOTE HAVE MADE IT THEIR HOME -- MENTION OF A FEW OF THEM -- For a country village, Bellville has been the home of able and prominent men.
James McCluer and Benjamin Jackson were associate judges of the court of common pleas under the old constitution of Ohio. While McCluer later removed to Leesville, Crawford County, Judge Jackson continued to live at Bellville until his death, at a ripe old age, a few years ago. Judge Jackson raised a large, respected and respectable family of children, of whom the late wife of our fellow townsman, L.J. Bonar, was the last of her family. For many years Judge Jackson was engaged in the mercantile trade, and was postmaster during the latter part of Buchanan's administration. Judge Jackson was a gentleman of the old school, polite and dignified in his bearing and while sociable in his way, never permitted familiarity to beget indifference. During the latter years of his life, Judge Jackson gave special attention to the cemetery; bought land, had the grounds enlarged, and systematically platted, until it is now one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the state and the "Snake Hill" of the long ago had but little resemblance to the "Beulah Cemetery" of today.
Dr. A.I. Beach married a daughter of Judge Jackson. Dr. Beach came from Connecticut and located in Bellville in 1826, and that village was ever afterwards his home. He was a college graduate and took the degree of M.D. in 1825. Dr. Beach was a brother of Moses Y. Beach, the founder, and for many years the editor of the New York Sun newspaper. The doctor was a man of culture, had traveled in Europe, and was eminent in his profession. He seemed out of his element in a village, for his attainments qualified him to be the associate of scholars and of men of renown. He accumulated property and his niece, Mrs. B.O. Smith, is his heir, as he left no children.
John Morrow was for many years a merchant at Bellville. He resembled William H. Seward in appearance, and had been his schoolmate. Morrow was bred to the law, but was diverted from it into the channel of trade. Morrow was erudite, but he preferred to consider and discuss men and events rather than books. Beneath his dignity there was a vein of humor, and he could tell a story and enjoy a joke, but never indulged in personal ones nor descended to the plane of a "kidder". Morrow had a dog that made the store his headquarters for many years and in the summer season when the windows were open in the story above the storeroom the dog would stand for hours at a time with his feet upon their low sill looking out and down upon passers-by. The dog died and the day following a peddle came along who had a dog the exact counterpart of the Morrow dog in size, color and markings, but being a Turn-spit, he had short legs -- legs only about half the length of the Morrow dog. For the consideration of one dollar the ownership of the canine was transferred from the peddler to Mr. Morrow and the "Turnspit" took the position in the store that his late predecessor had before him. Then the fun began, when people came to the store, they would look at the dog then at Morrow, and ask, "Squire, what ails your dog? What has happened to him? See how short his legs have become!" Morrow would reply: "I told the boys not to leave those windows hoisted upstairs, that the dog was liable to jump out and get 'stowed up.' Now look at him! See his legs!" And dozens of people looked at the dog and wondered, never doubting that it was the same "dorg" and that he had jumped out of the upstairs window to the stone pavement below and had thus been "jammed up". And the merchant would look over his gold-rimmed spectacles , which he wore well down on his nose, and feign commiseration over the supposed mishap. 'Squire Morrow was a leading citizen of Bellville for many years. He was the father of Capt. W.F. Morrow, of Cincinnati, a traveling salesman, who frequently visits Mansfield.
George C. Howard, like many other old-time residents of Bellville, came from the state of Maine. Howard had been a school teacher, but after he came to Ohio engaged in manufacturing. Later he read law with Judge Bartley, but confined his practice principally to the justices' courts in the southern part of the county, as he never relinquished manufacturing pursuits. He was a born lawyer, capable of becoming eminent at the bar, had he given the profession his entire attention. H.W. Gurney, of this city, is a grandson of 'Squire Howard.
Capt. miller Moody was a son of John Moody, a pioneer preacher of the Christian church. Preacher Moody was an ensample of a good Christian. He was a man of wealth, but was generous to the poor. The year of the great scarcity of bread-stuff, he refused to sell flour to those who had money. "Take your money and go elsewhere to buy; my flour and meal are for those who have no money." And so he acted, but his prosperity only increased, and his means for doing good were enlarged. His large grist mill is still in use, and is now owned by Ed Simpson. Miller Moody received a college education. He inherited wealth, but never engaged much in business. He represented Richland County in the legislature and served his country as a soldier in war. Moody was one of the best dressed men in the county, and his cuffs and Byronic collar were always faultless in their whiteness. Capt. Moody died of wounds received at the battle of Antietam, after suffering five amputations, and his remains repose in the cemetery of his native village, and his memory is held in affectionate regard by his old-time friends and neighbors. Next Tuesday the Moody monument will be garlanded with evergreen, and the captain's grave decorated with flowers, fitting tribute to a warrior for whom -- "The muffled drum sad roll has beat, The soldier's last tattoo." -- A.J. Baughman.
WHO OWNS BANK STOCK -- LIST OF STOCKHOLDERS OF THE BANKS IN RICHLAND COUNTY -- The annual statement of banks to the county auditor have been filed. The law requires banks to make statements each May, showing the resources and liabilities, together with a full report of the names of stockholders and the number of shares they hold. Herewith are printed the names of the stockholders in the several banks of Mansfield and elsewhere in the county. Persons who are acquainted with banking affairs, will find these statements of interest.
Mansfield Savings Bank -- Paid in capital, $100,000. Par value of shares is $25 shares each. Stockholders: R. Brinkerhoff, 1550; C.F. Ackerman, 800; J.M. Condon, 234; Robert Brinkerhoff, 200; E.H. Keiser, 150; R. Brinkerhoff, Jr., 200; William Stevens, 90; John B. Netscher estate, 60; Hattie Emminger, 60; Mary B. Harter, 60; F.H. Marquis, 46; Addie Brinkerhoff, 40; Benjamin Bair, 24; C.E. McBride, 2; Ida Ackerman, 20; J.E. Brown, 20; C.F. Ackerman, guardian, 20; David Bricker, 15; J.P. Seward, 29; Mrs. R. Brinkerhoff, Jr., 12; J.B. Thrailkill, 6; Mrs. E. Fletcher, 12; George Cole, 12; George Rhein, 12; M.B. Bushnell, 12; J.H. Krause, 12; Nelson Ozier, 12; E.M. Wolff, 12; Josephine Doolittle, 12; Charles H. Voegele, 12; E.C. Baxter, 10; S.N. Ford, 10; N.S. Reed, 10; C.F. Ackerman, 10; C. Ritter, 20; Jud Cox, 18; S.E. Bird estate, 8; Peter Scholl, 8; C.H. Voegele, 8; Jacob Wolff estate, 6; Mrs. C. Ozier, 6; Peter Bissman, 6; John F. Murphy, 6; C. Welty, 6; Caroline Grubbs, 6; Levi Frankebarger, 6; L. Bowers, 6; Josephine Doolittle, 6; Catharine Netscher, 6; C.H. Voegele, 6; W.S. Cappeller, 4; B.F. Keiser, 4; H.E. Bell, 4; G.R. Bange, 4; R.S. Hancock, 4; H.B. Ditwiler, 4; C.N. Gaumer, 4; Anna Voegele, 4; Fred T. Bristor, 4; Ed Homberger, 4; L. Hautzenroeder, 4; E.A. Leech, 4; Huntington Brown, 4; R.S. Gibson, 4; C.B. Bushnell, 4; Nancy Adrain, 6.
Citizens' National Bank -- Paid in capital, $100,000; par value of shares, $100 each. Stockholders: G.F. Carpenter, 345; E.J. Forney, 11; R. smith, 10; S.A. Jennings, 10; John Sherman, 100; N. Abbott, 3; John W. Wagner, 42; F.K. Tracey, 17; George Miller, 25; H.P. Davis, 10; A. Scattergood, 57; F. Beverstock, 35; R.A. Tracey, 10; R. Carpenter, 35; Cooper Insurance Company, 100; E.H. France, 20; John C. Larwill, 35; Hermia R. Knight, 10; H.B. Ditwiler, guardian, 20; L. Bowers, 5; F.K. and R.A. Tracey, trustees, 20; W. McBride, 5; J.A. Rigby, 10; M.E. Forney, 40; Mrs. C.N. Gaumer, 25.
Farmers' National Bank -- Paid in capital, $150,000; par value of shares $100 each. Stockholders: John Sherman, 30; H.R. Smith, 20; Mrs. R.C. Smith estate, 3; Helen S. Weaver, 104; J.W.P. Hedges, 111; McP. Weldon, 84; E.P. Sturges estate, 35; J.S. Hedges, 10; H.M. Weaver, 11; S.M. Sturges, 31; M.D. Sturges, 20; A.L. Sturges, 20; John E. Sturges, 20; A.J. Twitchell, 30; W.W. Cockley, 83; F.E. Tracey, 20; Mrs. M.J. Colborn, 20; Mrs. Mary C. Thrasher, 8; C.B. Hines, 5; Richland County Mutual Insurance Co., 50; C.H. Voegele, 10; E. Remy, 50; G.W. Blymyer, 10; G.W. Snyder, 10; George Schuler, 10; E. Homberger, 42; W.H. Taylor, 60; Mrs. L.A. Taylor, 50; B.F. Crawford, 100; L. Hautzenroeder, 42; M.L. and W.W. Branyan, 5; F.C. Voegele, 10; Mrs. H.R. Smith, 10; Amanda J. Skilton, 29; W.A. Harbeson, 20; Kath. H. Lahn, 57; Frank P. Lahm, 57; William McE. Weldon, 20; A.B. Beverstock, 52; Harriett L. Miller, 42; W.W. Cockley, executor, 21; Philip Walters, 15; John Hartenfels, 5; George A. Holm, 5.
Bank of Mansfield -- Paid in capital, $100,000; par value of shares, $100 each. Stockholders: Nellie Antibus, 10; Lewis Brucker, 150; Mary Brucker, 28; S.S. Balliett, 50; E.D. Baxter, 53; B.A. Baxter, 10; Lewis Bowers, 10; W.H. Bowers, 10; Bell & Brinkerhoff, 10; H.E. Bell, 5; M. Bevington, 10; J.W. Brown, 40; A.S. Beach, 20; Angeline P. Cummins, 46; S.M. Douglass, 30; S.M. Dittenhoefer, 10; T.T. Dill, 10; W.H. DeLong, 5; William Dow, 177½; Lizzie Endly, 5; C.W. Fritz, 14; C.N. Gaumer, 200; Mrs. C.N. Gaumer, 15; R.G. Hancock, 170½; E.H. Houston, 2; A.J. Heineman, 10; G.A. Holm, 10; W.A. Harbeson, 10; W.M. Hahn, 200; John Krause, 121; Amelia Krause, 20; W.E. Loughridge, 20; Fannie P. Loughridge, 7½; M.L. Miller, 20; C.E. Martin, 10; William Norris, 20; William Osborn, 10; G.F. Schuler, 55; J.P. Seward, 50; John F. Seward, 36; A.F. Spitler, 20; William Stoodt, 10; Katharine Sullivan, 65; M.D. Ward, 187; M.D. Ward, guardian, 15; Jennie L. Wolfe, 5; Lizzie Wolf, 7½.
Richland Savings Bank -- Paid in capital, $50,000; par value of shares $100 each. Stockholders: J.F. Boals, 5; C.J. List, 5; Mary K. Stewart, 5; John Y. Glessner, 3; David Osborn, 2; T.B. Martin, 3; W.B. Martin, 2; M.B. Runyan, 5; M.L. Runyan, 2; G.F. Gregg, 4; David Wolford, 4; Mattie Myers, 3; Jennie Myers, 3; N.C. Byers, 4; A. Burneson, 10; H.D. Kith, 5; S.H. Harnley, 2; S.B. Leiter, 5; J.H. Au, 5; Charles W. Stentz, 1; Irwin Stentz, 6; B.E. Merwin, 15; Miller Carter, 5; Isaac Carter, 3; A.C. Miller, 5; A.H. Wolford, 5; T.T. Dill, 5; E.T. Cooke, 5; J.W. Sharp, 5; Emma Balliett, 3; C.K. Hershey, 1; W.H. DeLong, 3; Douglass & Mengert, 10; C.L. McClellan, 2; C.H. Huber, 2; William Mitchell, Sr., 6; Mrs. Jennie Weigle, 2; Allie V. Schantz, 2; Jennie Bloor, 5; Maggie Schumaker, 2; E.D. Lyon, 5; C.S. Hughes, 1; F.H. Bailey, 2; W.S. Bushnell, 1; C.B. Bushnell, 1; Kittie McKenna, 1; H.G. Bostwick, 2; G.P. Sattler, 5; Mrs. J. Irene Gongwer, 5; M.B. Bushnell, 5; F.M. Bushnell, 16; Samuel Au, 5; Louise M. McArthur, 10; J.W. Keiser, 2; Charles Lewis, 3; M. Hartman, 3; E.G. Lemon, 5; W. McBride, 10; A. Sturges, 5; Mrs. A. Carrie Au, 2½; F.W. Bloor, 5; H.L. Wiles, 5; N.S. Reed, 5; J.A. Barton, 22; George A. Holm, 3; C.H. Workman, 2; S.S. Bricker, 2; R.S. Palmer, 2; Mary Enderly, 2; Lizzie Endly, 2; J.E. Keifer, 2; Hoover & Helt, 2; C. Nettting, ½; F.J. Prame, 20; I.S. Donnell, 1; L.R. Dronberger, 20; C.M. Miller, 5; J.F. Culler, 5; Barton & Willis, 5; J.W. Brown, 6; A.H. McCullough, 1; G.W. Kenson, 5; M.N. Stark, 5; F.R. Fast, 5; Mrs. J.G. Patterson, 5; John Snyder, 1; Mrs. H.E. Shea, 1; George Breidenstine, 20; Beardsley & Hubbs, 5; S.M. Douglass, 5; Susan M. Sturges, 10; Grace M. Baldwin, 1; Jonathan Uhlich, 5; W.W. Stark, 25; Mary E. Burns, 5; C.C. Glessner, 1; E.H. France, 1; J.C. Fenner, 10; A.J. Hawk, 5; William Koerber, 10; Lydia Valentine, 2; Pickering & Jelliff, 1; Ida S. Jackson, 5.
Citizens' Bank of Shelby -- Paid in capital, $60,000; par value of shares, $50 each. Stockholders: W.W. Hildebrant, 65; James Anderson, 57; W.W. Skiles, 94; G.M. Skiles, 93; Harrison Mickey, 30; David Cummins, 30; Isaac Hollenbaugh, 20; Silas Ferril, 20; Daniel Rabold, 20; W.H. Morris, 60; W.D. Binley, 30; Roger Heath, 65; Henry Wentz, 4; A.F. Hyde, 2; Abraham Bushey, 6; Jacob Garnhart, 10; E.W. Wiggins, 10; Isaac Myers, 6; Barbara Handley, 20; D.V. Wherry, 59; Besse Wherry, 2; T.C. Thomas, 55; A.P. Cummins, 2; Belle McEwen, 10; W.H. Wiggins, 1; Mary Notacker, 6; Barbara Notacker, 7; E.A. Ashbaugh, 2; C.H. Handley, 60; J.N. Cullen, 16; C.E. Richardson, 20; H.E. Bell, 10; H.E. Mickey, 60; G.W. Kuhn, 5; L.A. Portner, 31; B.A. Lowe, 10; F.H. Bailey, 10; Henry Davis, 40; Edwin Mansfield, 20; Charles McCracken, 5; Carrie M. Pugh, 5; Jane Heath, 40; John C. Myers, 10; D.V. Wherry, trustee, 72.
First National Bank of Shelby -- Paid in capital, $50,000; par value of shares $100 each. Stockholders: J.W. Dempsey, 100; William A. Shaw, 60; A. Farrington, 50; B.J. Williams, 45; J.S. Pittinger, 45; Elizabeth Pittenger, 25; John D. Stokes, 30; Mrs. D.W. Whiting, 30; Danforth Brown, 20; John Smiley, 20; Amelia Smiley, 6; J.W. Williams, 10; M.H. Davis, 10; H.M. Dick, 10; W.S. Miller, 10; V.O. Peters, 10; Linn M. Haun, 10.
29 May 1899
DEATH OF A CHILD -- Florence Paule, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Paule, of 338 Bowman Street, died at her home Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. Funeral services Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic Church.
Marriage Licenses Issued: Lyman Ostrander, 39, Mansfield, and Alice M. Wise, 41, Mansfield; Clyde M. Snyder, 24, Mansfield, and Lillie Miller, 28, Mansfield.
31 May 1899
Shelby. The funeral of Prof. John Myers who died last Saturday, was held here Tuesday. He was 65 years of age at the time of his death.
George H. Bittner, formerly of Washington Township, now of Red Cloud, Neb., is visiting relatives in and near Barnes P.O.
Mrs. Eliza A. Marshall, relict of John Marshall, died this morning at 4 o'clock at the home of her brother, H.P. Davis, on South Mulberry Street, with whom she had lived for nearly five years past. The deceased was born in Fayette County, Pa., June 12, 1820. When a child, in 1824, she came with her parents to Richland County and has during the years since lived in Richland and Morrow counties. She was twice married -- first to john Mount, who died more than 40 years ago, and afterwards to John Marshall, who is also dead. At the early age of 16 years she became a follower of Christ and united with the Methodist church and has during her long life since been an earnest and consistent Christian and has gone at last to meet the dear ones gone before and to enjoy the rewards of a well ordered and devoted Christian life. She had no children living to mourn her departure and her brother is the only one left of the family to which she belonged. Her funeral will take place from the residence of H.P. Davis at 3 o'clock p.m. Friday and will be private.
BORN -- To Mr. & Mrs. A. Styert, of 83 Bowman Street, a daughter.
MOVING TO SHELBY -- Harry Gates is moving from Lilly Street to Shelby.
A NEW SON -- Erie Ticket Agent Oliver L. Enos and wife, of Marion Avenue, are the parents of a new son, born to them Monday.
BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL -- The body of James Murphy, a citizen of Ashland for many years, was brought here this morning from that place for burial. He was 65 years of age and leaves a wife and children. He was the father of Patrick Murphy, formerly postmaster at Ashland. The funeral took place from the train. Quite a number of friends accompanied the body here.
BROKEN LEG -- Clara Chronister, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Chronister, of East Mansfield met with a severe accident Monday afternoon at the close of school. She is a pupil in the East Fourth Street school. She was in the basement of the building when a heavy piece of slate fell on her, fracturing her right leg near the hip. Dr. Harris, who was passing, was called in and gave professional aid and the injured child was removed to her home in a cab. Drs. Wiles and Baughman were called and reduced the fracture.
Extracted by Amy E. Armstrong, Sunday, April 20, 2008
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