Mansfield News:  6/1/1899 - 6/30/1899

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Source:  Mansfield News



01 June 1899

Bellville.  Daniel Aungst died at his home just north of town Tuesday noon of apoplexy, aged 75 years.  He had just came home from town and walked out on the porch, where he fell over and died in a few minutes.  Mr. Aungst moved here from Martel a few months ago.  Funeral was held Thursday forenoon at 10 o'clock.  Funeral sermon was preached at the Lutheran church by the Rev. A.A. Hundley.  Interment in cemetery at Salem Church, west of town.

Bellville,  James Summers, an old and highly respected citizen, died at his home on Fittings Ave. Thursday, aged 77 years.  Funeral was held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Canfield.  Interment in Bellville Cemetery.

Bellville.  The little daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Sarff died at the home of her grandparents, west of town, Sunday, May 21, aged 4 years and three months.  Funeral was held at Salem Lutheran church on Monday, conducted by the Rev. A.A. Hundley.

Bellville.  Mrs. Marcellus Hubbell, of Columbus, was called here Tuesday by the sudden death of her father, Daniel Aungst.  She expects to spend the week the guest of friends and will return home after the commencement.

NEW SON - Mr. & Mrs. G.A. Rinehart are the parents of a little son, born to them on the evening of May 30.

A SON -- Mr. & Mrs. William Berno are the parents of a son born to them today at their home on South Diamond Street.

MARRIED -- Married at the Mayflower parsonage, May 31, by the Rev. R.H. Edmonds, Earnest J. Hoffman, of Marion, and Miss Dora Wilson, of Lucas.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  Earnest J. Hoffman, of Mansfield, aged 22 years, and Dora A. Wilson, of Lucas, aged 21 years.

Probate Docket:  Application to admit the will of Elizabeth Zeitler, deceased, to probate.  Hearing May 27.

After an illness of less than a week with paralysis, Mrs. Margaret Brandon, of Mutual, Champaign County, died Wednesday night at 10 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John w. West, 25 Maude Avenue.  She had come here on a visit to her daughters, when she was taken sick Friday, May 26.  She was 74 years of age and leaves two daughters, Mrs. W.J. Mateer and Mrs. J.W. West, of this city, and one son, C.B. Crabill, of Cleveland.  A short service will be held at 8 o'clock Friday morning at the home of Mr. & Mrs.. J.W. West, on Maude Avenue, and the body will be taken at 8:56 o'clock a.m. to Urbana for burial.


02 June 1899

Butler.  William Spohn and wife are exulting over the arrival of a fine daughter since May 24.

Butler.  William A. Simms and Miss Chloe Darling, eldest daughter of Robert Darling, were married Sunday at the residence of the bride's parents, near St. John's church, the Rev. O.C. Kramer, of Perrysville, officiating.

Shelby.  The remains of Prof. John Myers were placed in the Oakland Cemetery vault last Monday.

Shelby.  A daughter was born Monday to Mr. & Mrs. Julius Roemer.

G. Hass, aged 79 years, died at the home of his son-in-law, Fred Muth, on the Millersburg road, at 11 o'clock this morning.  Mr. Hass was a stone cutter by trade and was in the employ of E.M. Wolff for many years.  Three daughters survive him:  Mary, Mrs. C. Roup, of Estmen, and Mrs. Fred Muth, of this city.  Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. from the residence of his son-in-law.

Epworth.  Fred Charles Hughes and Lizzie Kathryn Daup were married May 24 by Dr. F.A. Gould.  They left that afternoon for Cincinnati and Columbus, where they spent several days.  A reception was given them Monday evening, May 29, by Mr. & Mrs.. Robert Hughes, at which over 50 relatives and the band boys were entertained.  Mr. & Mrs. Hughes will be at home to their friends at the old home on Franklin Avenue, Epworth.

Corsica.  The remains of Mary Cadwalter were interred in the Bloominggrove cemetery Tuesday afternoon May 23.  She had resided in this vicinity many years.

HUSBAND SUES -- Rollin L. Ridenour, by his attorney, Clark B. Hines, has begun suit in probate court for divorce from Hannah E. Ridenour.  The parties were married at Mansfield, July 31, 1895.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 17, 1896, the defendant ordered him to leave and by her conduct drove him from their home and that the defendant has ever since that time wholly refused and neglected to cohabit with the plaintiff and the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward the plaintiff for more than two years last past.  The plaintiff therefore asks that he may be divorced and asks such other relief as the court may deem proper.

F.D. Gunsaullus, executor of the estate of Mary Jannett Kuhn, deceased, has begun an action in probate curt against James Hofman et al., asking for an order to sell certain real estate to pay debts and claims.


03 June 1899

FUNERAL SERVICES -- The funeral of Mrs. Jeannette Boehler will occur at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Buesser.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  James Coleman, 24, of Tiro, and Dora B. Pencinger, 19, of Ontario.

Probate Docket:  Jacob Zeitler appointed executor of the will of Elizabeth Zeitler, deceased.  Bond $4,000.

INCREASE OF PENSION -- John N. Blatchford, of Shelby, has been granted an increase of pension from $8 to $12 a month.

TO BE MARRIED -- Cards are out announcing that Elmore S. Wiltrout and Bernice M. Hughes will be married at the home of the bride's parents at Pavonia, Wednesday evening, June 14, at 7 o'clock.


04 June 1899

NEW PRISONER -- Guard Glasford returned last night from Akron (OH) with Charles Richter, sentenced in the Summit County courts to the reformatory.

DISMISSED -- Application had been made in probate court for the appointment of a guardian for William Bauman on the grounds of alleged imbecility.  The matter was heard Saturday and Judge Brinkerhoff dismissed the case.


05 June 1899

KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS, LIST OF THE DEAD -- Past Chancellor O.C. Riddle delivered the eulogy for deceased members. 

The deceased member of Madison Lodge:  C.W. Holmes, V.C. Hines, W.A. Emminger, D.H. Yeager, B. Crooks, J.A. Keiser, J.S. Crall, C.J. Bollman, Charles Rahm, Jacob Bissman, Adam Matthes, C.V. McBride, J.H. Emminger, C. Lersch, Jr., J.B. Netscher, J.R. Larimer, Ed. K. Holm, John Englehart, G. Thomas, C.L. Gibbons, J.F. McKinley, A.E. Hipp, J.D. Bush, William Umbarger, George S. Harris, Charles W. Bloor, Alexander Keiser, Frank Thompson, John G. Cairns, A.C. Voegele.

The members of other lodges buried in the Mansfield Cemetery are:  A.P. King, John Massa, J.F. Smith and S.M. Kendall.

Of the auxiliary society, the Rathbone Sisters, one member, Mrs. Dora Grubaugh, has passed away since its organization.

SAMUEL MORGAN.  Samuel M. Morgan, the well-known janitor of the Memorial building, who has been very ill with pneumonia for several days, died this afternoon.  More extended notice of death and announcement of funeral later.  <Picture>

Death of William S. Etzwiler.  The many friends of William S. Etzwiler will be pained to learn of his death Sunday, June 4, aged 39 years, 1 month and 25 days.  He was the son of W.M. Etzwiler and wife, of Bowman Street, and resided about three miles north of the city on the Main Street road.  He leaves a wife and five children.  Though his family is stricken with grief at what seems to be such an untimely death, it is a great consolation to know that he was such a loving husband and father, a dutiful son and an upright citizen.  Funeral services will be held at his late residence Tuesday at 2 p.m.

BORN -- A nine-pound son was born to Mr. & Mrs. A. Marks, of Ozier flats, Saturday evening.

BROKEN LEG -- Vida, the 13-year-old daughter of M.H. Appleman at the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Xenia, fell from a swing last Tuesday and broke her leg.


06 June 1899

Lexington.  Mr. & Mrs. John B. Williams attended the funeral of Mrs. Eliza Marshall, her aunt, in Mansfield, Friday.

Lexington.  Intelligence has been received here that Mrs. Mary Darling, formerly of Lexington, had committed suicide by drowning in a cistern at her boarding house in Columbus recently.  Ill health was the cause.  Her husband, who is a railway mail clerk, and two children, survive her.  She was born and reared here, her parents being Mr. & Mrs. George W. Grubb, now residents of Columbus.

Ontario.  A very quiet wedding took place in our village last Thursday night at 9 o'clock, the parties being James Coleman and Miss Dora Pencinger.  John H. Au, justice of the peace, officiated.

Woodville.  Miss Phoebe Culver, formerly of this place, died at her home in Crestline last Wednesday, aged 78 years.  Relatives of the deceased attended the funeral, which was held at that place June 1.  Interment in the Crestline cemetery.  She was a sister-in-law of S.G. Swisher.

SAMUEL M. MORGAN -- Funeral services for the late Samuel M. Morgan, whose death was announced Monday, will be held at his late residence, 15 North Walnut Street, Wednesday, June 7, at 3 p.m., a short sermon by the Rev. L.G. Batman, of the Christian church, being followed by participation in the further ceremonies by the Knights of Pythias and McLaughlin Post, G.A.R., honor of war being accorded the veteran.  Samuel Melville Morgan, a soldier, was born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 3, 1847.  His mother being left with four children, her brother, who was a sea captain, took young Sam on shipboard when he was but six years old, and for eight years the vessel was his home.  They were engaged in the merchant trade and circumnavigated the globe several times.  He "rounded" the cape, "doubled" the Horn and sailed through the straits of Magellan.  He was in China before he was nine years old;  had been in every clime, in almost every country and seaport in the world.  He was never a sailor before the mast, but assisted his uncle in various ways from cabin-boy to clerk.  Eight years upon the high seas is a long time, and fraught with adventure and dangers, but those eight years gave to Mr. Morgan's knowledge of the world that he could not have acquired in any other way.  Returning to Boston a few months before the outbreak of the civil war, when the call was made for troops he enlisted, April 17, 1861, in the First Massachusetts Infantry and was in the battle of Bull Run.  After his discharge from the three months' service, he enlisted for three years with the 74th. New York Infantry, which was a part of Gen. Daniel E. Sickles' brigade and when the general was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, Morgan was one of the four soldiers who carried him off the field.  Comrade Morgan participated in all the battles in which the army of the Potomac was engaged.  His company went into the battle of Antietam with 74 men and came out with 41.  When General Hooker was transferred to the west, Morgan, who was on detached duty, accompanied that gallant officer, as a member of his staff, to Lookout Mountain, and participated in the memorable battle above the clouds.  At another time Morgan was temporarily detached and for several months served with a New York battery.  On the 5th. of February, 1864, he re-enlisted as a veteran for three years, was appointed sergeant and was honorably discharged at San Francisco, Cal., October, 1865, having, while on detached duty, crossed the plains with the 18th. United States Infantry, his last service in the army being at Golden Gate.  From April, 1861, to October, 1865, four years and six months' service was given his country before he was 19 years old.   After his discharge from the army he became a wood-workman, his specialty being carriage building, and worked at different times in various parts of the country.  He also sailed a season or two on the lakes and has made three trips across the Atlantic since the war.  He came to Mansfield about 20 years ago, as foreman for Kintner's carriage works.  He later worked with the McCoy Bros., at house-building and upon the completion of the Memorial building he received the appointment of janitor and policeman and so efficiently performed his duties that he was retained throughout the management of the different boards of trustees.  Sam, as he was familiarly called, was kind-hearted, generous and obliging and never so happy as when he was doing someone a good service -- especially his G.A.R. comrades or the management of the hospital association.  He was well-liked by al who knew him and his death causes sorrow, not only to comrades-in-arms, but to hosts of those who had come to know and respect him.  He leaves a widow, but now children.

TO THE WORKHOUSE -- Edward Young, who was sentenced to the workhouse for 288 days by Mayor Brown, was taken to Canton (Ohio) this morning.

GRANTED A PATENT -- Byron Balliett has been granted a patent on suspenders.


07 June 1899

Reuben Zeider, a pattern maker, who has been a resident of Mansfield for the past 19 years, died Tuesday evening at 8:15 o'clock at his home, 111 North Main Street.  For a number of years he was employed at the Union Foundry and Machine Works.  He was an inventor and brought out some useful machines.  Mr. Zeider was born in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, July 14, 1832, and was married Sept. 15, 1859, in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, to Miss Mary Mertz, who survives him.  He was a soldier of the civil war, having enlisted at Harrisburg, in September, 1864.  At Philadelphia he was mustered in Company C, 82d. Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  His first picket duty was done at Yellow House, Va., in January, 1865, and in a rebel charge on the picket line all of the pickets near him were captured.  He escaped by feigning death.  In the battle of Sailor's Creek, Va., April 6, 1865, he was wounded and was for some time in a hospital.  He was mustered out of the service at Washington, June 2, 1865.  Mr. Zeider was a member of the Presbyterian church.  The funeral services Thursday afternoon will be conducted by the Rev. D.J. Meese and will be attended by the old soldiers.

A SON BORN -- A son was born June 4, to Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Isley, on Spring Mill Street.

MARRIAGE LICENSE -- A license to wed has been granted to John Schlenbaker, aged 30 years, of Crestline, and Tillie E. Bortz, aged 26, of near Crestline.  The Rev. O.C. Kockien is the officiating clergyman.

FUNERAL -- The funeral services of the late William E. Etzwiler were held Tuesday at 2 p.m.  He was a member of the English Lutheran church of this city at the time of his death and in the absence of the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, services were conducted by the Rev. R.H. Edmonds.


08 June 1899

SHOCKER - CLIFFORD.  The home of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Clifford, at 135 South Diamond Street, Wednesday evening was the scene of a quiet and unostentatious, yet charming June wedding, the nuptials solemnized being those of their daughter, Miss Maude Clifford, and Harry Shocker, son of Mr. & Mrs.. Thomas J. Shocker, of West Fourth Street.  [*This is an abbreviated version of this marriage announcement]

Shelby.  A daughter was born Sunday to Mr. & Mrs. John Arnold.

Olivesburg.  We were worry to hear of the sudden death of Anna Secrist, only child of Otto Secrist and wife, about 12 years old, who died at her home, near Shenandoah, Tuesday morning.

Adario.  Will Newcomer and Miss Emminger, of Ashland, were quietly married June 27, by the Rev. Dessenberg, of Ashland, congratulations.  [*They may have intended to say May 27]

Weller Township.  Born, to W. Moore and wife, Friday, a son.

Washington.  Born, to Mr. & Mrs. Frank B. McFarland, on Sunday, June 4, a son.

BORN -- A 12 pound son to Mr. & Mrs. Flockenzier, of Prescott Street.

SAMUEL MORGAN'S FUNERAL -- The funeral services of Samuel Morgan took place Wednesday afternoon at his late home on North Walnut Street, conducted by the Rev. L.G. Batman, of the Christian church.  The G.A.R. attended the funeral in a body.


09 June 1899

Marriage Licenses Issued:  Edward Ryder, 21, of Mansfield, and Mame Drumheller, 18, of Mansfield;  John Schlenbaker, 30, Crestline, and Tillie E. Boltz, 26, of near Crestline;  Charles Valk, 46, of Shelby, and Sarah Darby, 45, of Shelby;  Harry D. Shocker, 27, and Maude E. Clifford, 21, of Mansfield;  Albert A. Ackerman, 23, and Anna M. Hissler, 22, of Mansfield;  L.O. Matthews, 23, of Mifflin, and Grace E. Baughman, 19, of near Perrysville.

Probate Docket:  William H. Paramore, of Crestline, administrator de bonis non of the estate of M.B. Paramore, deceased.  Bond $9,000;  Henry A. Lee, of Bellville, made executor of the last will and testament of Margaret F. Lee, deceased.  No bond. 

TO THE WORKHOUSE -- William Antrican and Maria Richey were taken this morning by Officer Wilson to the Canton workhouse to work out sentences of $50 and costs each.  Maria Richey made an effort yesterday to raise the money to pay her fine, but was unsuccessful.

BORN -- June 7, to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Berringer, of Ritter Street, a 12-pound daughter.

TO BE MARRIED -- Invitations are out for the wedding of H. Walter Mateer, of this city, and Miss Martha Croft, of Shaucks.  The wedding will take place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. & Mrs. E. Croft, at Shaucks, Wednesday, June 21, at noon.  They will make their home in this city and will reside at 21 Augustine Avenue.


10 June 1899

Probate Docket:  John Crummey made trustee of Arthur Bird, beneficiary.  Bond $2,000;   Cordelia Taylor, administrator of the estate of Ellen B. Taylor, deceased.  Bond $200;  Application to probate last will and testament of Amanda Britchard, deceased.  Hearing June 10 at 11 a.m.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  W.R. McKee, 28, of Plymouth, and Ida Brokaw, 20, of Plymouth.


11 June 1899

Probate Docket:  Application to probate the last will and testament of Daniel Aungst, deceased.  Hearing day June 14, at 11 a.m.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  John W. Ely, 24, Mansfield, and Ida Boswick, 26, Mansfield. 

Richland County Boxwell Graduates -- The annual county commencement exercises under the Boxwell Law were held Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at the high school auditorium before a large audience.  The graduates were:

R. Orma Russell, Cass Twp., No. 3;  Karl V. Wheeler, Franklin Twp., No. 3;  Frank Divelbiss, Jefferson Twp. - Bellville High School;  Otto Abbott, Madison Twp., No. 7;  Carrie Bell, Madison Twp., No. 4;  Walter H. Carl, Madison Twp., No. 1;  Fanny Calhoun, Madison Twp., No. 10;  Samuel Calhoun, Madison Twp., No. 10;  Fanny Gribling, Madison Twp., No. 2;  Beatrice A. Harris, Madison Twp., No. 3;  George Isaly, Madison Twp., No. 2;  Mary Adaisy Johns, Madison Twp., No. 7;  George A. Mentzer, Madison Twp., No. 7;  Frank Niman, Madison Twp., No. 1;  Jessie Painter, Madison Twp., No. 7;  Maggie Stewart, Madison Twp., No. 1;  Floyd E. Aby, Mifflin Twp., No. 4;  Florence E. Hoover, Mifflin Twp., No. 2;  George H. Hoover, Mifflin Twp., No. 3;  Grace G. Roberts, Mifflin Twp., No. 2;  Florence Thrush, Sandusky Twp., No. 1;  Winnie Hughes, Springfield Twp., No. 4;  Roy H. Mitchell, Springfield Twp., No. 4;  Ada B. Patterson, Troy Twp., No. 2;  Helen M. Sprague, Troy Twp., No. 4;  Gertrude Kochheiser, Washington Twp., No. 10;  Maude E. Lawrence, Washington Twp., No. 9;  Wilber F. Lawrence, Washington Twp., No. 9;  Lottie Oberlin, Washington Twp., No. 10;  Helen Young, Washington Twp., No. 5.

BORN -- A 10-pound daughter was born Saturday to Mr. & Mrs. Adam Reining, of Maple Street.

REFORMATORY PRISONERS -- The sheriff of Montgomery County brought three prisoners to the reformatory Saturday afternoon.  They were Joseph L. Miller, convicted of horse stealing, and W.J. Barnard and W. Brown, colored, sent up for burglary.


12 June 1899

Lexington.  Comrade Davidson L. King, of Conger Post, G.A.R., of Lexington, has responded to the last drum tap, the last call of the fierce inspiring bugle.  He died at 5:40 a.m., June 6, aged 59 years, 6 months, 4 days, of that insidious destroyer, consumption, with which he had been ill nearly a year.  He was sensible in the last throes of death and he faced the dread conqueror of all with the same brave heart that he faced death in the bloody ordeal of battle.  Comrade King was laid to rest Thursday beneath the sad whispering pines in the cemetery here among many comrades with whom he had sat around the camp fire, whose memory he so revered, whose deeds were so consecrated in his heart.  Services were held at 1:30 o'clock at the house, the Rev. Mr. Thompson officiating and he paid a most eloquent and graceful tribute to the deceased and all soldiers, the living and the dead, and it caused the fire of patriotism to glow anew in the hearts of the comrades of the dead soldier and their mental vision swept through the shadows of the long dead past to fierce struggling foes and awful carnivals of blood, agony and death.  The funeral was conducted by the G.A.R. and K. of P. and the casket was covered with most beautiful floral garlands and the American flag and it was a very large and impressive funeral pageant.  Comrade king was born near Shelby, Dec. 2, 1839, and he came here in 1857.  He was never married.  He served in Capt. Bradley's famous Sixth Ohio battery.  He was a patriot by instinct and no braver soldier than he followed "Old Glory's" radiant, inspiring folds through battles' bloody tide.  He was wounded by a fragment of a shell in a fierce struggle on Kennesaw Mountain's frowning height and for months the shadow of death hovered over him.  The deceased had a superior intellect and had officiated as mayor and had held other trusts with ability and fidelity.  He was possessed of the most pleasing personality and envy and avarice were strangers to his noble heart.  His kindness and generosity were proverbial and his genial smile and greeting will long be cherished in fond memory of his many friends.

Lexington.  The remains of Miss Letta Oberlin, who died in Washington Township, were interred in the cemetery here June 6.  Her age was 15 years, 5 months, 3 days, and death was due to scarlet fever.  She was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Oberlin.

Lexington.  Mrs. John B. Williams has received intelligence of the death recently at Knoxville, Ind., of William Dickey, well-known to older residents of Lexington, where he lived many years.  His wife, who died here 41 years ago, was a sister to Mrs. Williams.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  T.W. Gallagher, 25, Mansfield, and Caroline E. Markel, 30, of near Crestline;   S.C. Dial, 34, and Abbie Zehner, 35, of Mansfield.

DEATH OF A CHILD -- The 5-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Pollock, who live south of Washington village, died Saturday of scarlet fever and was buried Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.


13 June 1899

Butler.  Hazel Cates was probably fatally injured by falling from a horse and striking her head on a stone.

PENSION GRANTED -- A pension of $8 per month has been granted to Thomas Ammons, of this city.

HUGHES-WILTROUT NUPTIALS -- E.S. Wiltrout, the Erie telegraph operator at the stockyards will be united in marriage Wednesday evening to Miss Bernice Hughes, of Pavonia, at the home of the bride.

Bellville.  Cards are out announcing the marriage of William Biddle and Miss Nora Horn, daughter of John Horn, west of town, Thursday evening, June 15.

Washington.  The funeral of Roger Pollock, son of J.M. & Verdie Pollock, took place last Sunday at 3 p.m.  He was about five years old.

MARRIED -- S.C. Dial and Abbie Zehner, both of this city, were married Monday evening at the Lutheran parsonage by the Rev. H.L. Wiles.

DEATH ANNOUNCED -- Mrs. M.J. Hall received a telegram yesterday from Springfield, announcing the death of Mrs. Ethel Bloom Dalie.  The funeral will be at Shelby tomorrow at 3 o'clock.

BOTH DAUGHTERS - Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Laser, of Chestnut Avenue, are the proud parents of a seven and a half pound daughter, born this morning.  Mr. & Mrs. James H. Donaldson, of Park Avenue West, are also happy over the arrival of a daughter born Sunday morning.


14 June 1899

WILLFUL ABSENCE -- In probate court, William M. Tuttle, by his attorneys, Laser & Huston, has filed petition for divorce from Orphia Tuttle.  He states that he was married to defendant Feb. 21, 1882, and of this marriage are two children, Bessie, aged 14, and Marie aged 16.  He claims that for more than six years last past, the defendant, in willful disregard of her marital duties, has been absent from the plaintiff.  In his affidavit the plaintiff states that the residence of the defendant is unknown to him.

Marriage Licenses Issued -- Henry E. Hubbs, 23, and Sophia E. Lenhart, 22, of Mansfield;   Charles Shoup, 23, of Amoy, and Lottie B. Ritzert, 16, of Mansfield;   C.M. Saviers, 31, of Shenandoah, and Minnie Kiner, 22, of Shenandoah.

Probate Docket:  Application to admit the probate the last will and codicil thereto of E.C. Parsons, deceased.  Hearing day June 22 at 10:30 a.m.;   William H. Sletzer, of York Street, Cleveland, made executor of the last will and testament of Charles Schloezer, deceased.  No bond;   Application to admit to probate the last will and testament of George P. Charles, deceased.  Hearing day June 17 at 10 a.m.

A special from Butler to the Columbus Dispatch says:  It has just been learned from a reliable source that Celia Rose, who poisoned her father, David Rose, her mother and brother, Walter, in 1896, and was afterwards adjudged insane and confined in the Toledo State Hospital, has been liberated, from the institution and is living the life of a recluse in Ross County.  The people are much stirred up over the intelligence that the woman has regained her freedom.

Shelby.  A son was born to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Graff, last Friday.

Shelby.  Mrs. L.J. Dalie, of Springfield, died Monday of paralysis.  She was the daughter of S.S. Bloom, of this city, and the remains were brought here for interment Tuesday.

A SON -- Born to Mr. & Mrs. Ed G. Lemon, of South Main Street, a son.

WANDERED AWAY -- Mrs. Harman, mother of Monroe Harman, wandered away from the home of Mrs. Jonas Bugham, at the corner of Third and Benton streets Monday.  She is 73 years of age.  She was followed as far as Ontario, Monday, and Tuesday she was located at Galion to which place she had walked.  She was brought back to this city.


15 June 1899

DILLAN - PINKLEY -- At 3 o'clock Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, No. 210 South Adams Street, William B. Dillan and Della Pinkley were married by the Rev. F.A. Gould.  [*This is an abbreviated version of this marriage announcement.]

LOWMASTER - HUCK -- A very pretty home wedding occurred Wednesday evening, June 14, at 8 o'clock, solemnized by the Rev. F. Buesser, at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Huck, on South Adams Street, their daughter, Miss Ida, being married to Burdette Lowmaster, son of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Lowmaster.  After the ceremony supper was served to the intimate friends of both parties.  A number of fine presents were received by the young people.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  William B. Dillon, 23, of Cleveland, and Della Pinkley, 19, of Mansfield;   Elmer S. Wiltrout, 32, Mansfield, and Bernice H. Hughes, 22, of Pavonia;   Burdette Lowmaster, 21, Mansfield, and Ida S. Huck, 21, of Mansfield;   Louis Hower, aged 30, and Frances M. Warne, 25, of Mansfield.

SON BORN -- A son was born to Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Lowman, of 214 South Adams Street.

ATTENDED THE WEDDING -- J.K. Johnston and family, Stephen Clifford and family, and Miss Detta and Mamye Shirk attended the marriage of Miss Bernice Hughes to Elmer Wiltrout, which took place at Pavonia, Wednesday evening.  The newly wedded couple will reside in this city in one of the Hautzenroeder flats.


16 June 1899

Marriage Licenses Issued:   William D. Biddle, 21, farmer, Shauck P.O., and Nora B. Horn, 18, of Bellville;   Joseph Mott, 34, bartender of Shelby, and Clara E. Erzinger, 18, of Shelby;   Henry Hyman, 40, laborer, and Lottie Coulter, 20, both of Shelby;   Henry Smith, 23, laborer, of Greenwich, and Catharine Day, 17, of near Greenwich;   W.A. McDowell, 31, telegrapher of Perrysville, and Della Guthrie, 25, teacher of Shelby.

Butler.  Mrs. Joseph Galdfield attempted suicide by taking morphine.  She will live.

WILTROUT - HUGHES.  A very pretty home wedding was that which took place Wednesday evening, June 14, at 7 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. & Mrs. W.O. Hughes, at Pavonia, when their accomplished daughter, Bernice, was united in marriage to Elmore E. Wiltrout in the presence of a number of invited friends and relatives.  [*This is an abbreviated version of this marriage announcement]

DIED SUDDENLY.  Mrs. Peter J. Faust died very suddenly Thursday evening about 9:30 o'clock at her home, 143 Hedges Street.  The cause of her death was heart trouble.  During the evening she complained of a suffocating feeling and was sitting near the door when she was taken worse and died about 15 minutes later, though medical aid was summoned and all that could be done for her was rendered.  She leaves a husband, four sons and one daughter to mourn her loss.  The sons are George, who lives at Bluffton, Ind.; Peter, who is the Adams Express Agent at Hamilton;  Charles and John, who live here.  The daughter is Miss Clara Faust, who resides at home.  Mrs. Faust was 43 years of age.  Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

BORN -- To Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Young, east of the city, a daughter.

PENSION -- John H. Hart, of Plymouth, has been granted a pension of $6 a month.

DEAD -- Perry Callin, 11-year-old son of George Callin, of Pleasant Avenue, died this morning at his home of rheumatism.  He was about 11 years of age.  the body will be taken to Olivesburg Sunday for burial.

Shelby.  J.B. Ward, aged about 60 years, died Wednesday of cancer, at his home in this city.  He had lived here for many years.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Plymouth.  William Champion, whose home is at the southern edge of town, on the Bucyrus road, was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Wednesday of this week.

Jackson Township.  Born, to Mr. & Mrs. John Arnold, a daughter.

TAKEN TO THE WORKHOUSE -- Officer Slaybaugh took W.H. Mason and Alfred Noble to the Canton (Ohio) workhouse today to work out their sentences.

RELEASED -- John Sprowser, who was arrested several days ago on charge of being demented was given a medical examination and was pronounced sane.  He was therefore released from custody.


17 June 1899

Probate Appearance Court:  Ellen Goshard vs. George Gushard.  Civil action.  Divorce.

Probate Minute Docket:  Application to probate will of Eliza A. Marshall, deceased;   Will of Daniel Aungst admitted to probate.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  John W. Kennedy, 28, clerk, and Victoria E. Sutter, 22, both of Shelby;   Henry A. Tucker, 25, clerk, and Florence J. McComb, 25, of Shelby;   Ira S. Hamblin, 34, teamster, and Anna Jacobs, 20, of Mansfield.

SHOUP-RITZERT -- Miss Lottie B. Ritzert, of this city, and Charles Shoup, of Amoy, were married at the residence of the bride's grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Herman Ritzert, on North Sugar Street.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles.  The happy couple received a number of handsome presents from their friends.  Mr. & Mrs. Shoup will reside in the city of Cleveland, where Mr. Shoup is employed.  Many friends extend hearty congratulations to the newly-married couple and wish them many years of joy and happiness in the wedded state.

BELLVILLE CHURCH TO REOPEN -- The Lutheran church at Bellville, which has been undergoing repairs, will be re-opened tomorrow.  The Rev. Dr. E.K. Bell will preach the sermon at 2:30 p.m.

FUNERAL SERVICES -- The funeral services of Perry Callin, the 11-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. George Callin, will be held at 9 o'clock Sunday morning from the family residence on Pleasant avenue.  The interment will be at Olivesburg.

DEATH OF GEORGE CLARK -- George Clark, of 49 Elm Street, died suddenly at his home at 2 o'clock Saturday morning.  He had been confined to the house for some time.  The time for holding the funeral services has not been set, but will be announced later.

REMAINS ARRIVE AT MIDNIGHT -- George Geddes received a telegram last night stating that Mrs. Lemuel Geddes, who is to accompany the remains of Nellie Geddes to Mansfield for burial, was delayed at St. Louis, Mo., and that they would not arrive in this city until after midnight.  George Geddes will go to Crestline to meet the remains this evening and the interment will probably take place Sunday morning.


18 June 1899

BURIAL SERVICES -- The funeral services of the late George Clark will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from the family residence on Elm Street, conducted by the Rev. F.A. Gould.  The interment will be held at Mifflin.

INTERMENT THIS AFTERNOON -- The remains of Miss Nellie Geddes arrived in the city this morning at 12:20 accompanied by Mrs. Lemuel Geddes and George Geddes, who met the remains at Crestline.  It has been decided to hold the funeral at the cemetery at 4 o'clock instead of in the morning.  


19 June 1899

MARRIED.  Henry Hyman, aged 40, and Lottie Coulter, aged 20, were married at the office of Justice Hildebrant last Friday by that official.  They are both from Shelby and will reside here (Shelby), Mr. Hyman being a laborer on the sewer.

DIED -- William Watkinson, aged 62, an old citizen of Shelby, living on North Broadway, died Saturday morning of lung trouble.  The funeral was held from the residence at 10 a.m. today.  Interment at Oakland.

Shelby.  A daughter was born to Mrs. Henry Klusman at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Rice, Saturday.  Mr. Klusman is a student in the medical college at Louisville.

HIS NECK BROKEN -- An accident which resulted in the instantaneous death of Simon Nummaker occurred  this morning about 10 o'clock at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Coul on North Mulberry Street.  Simon Nunmaker, 41 years of age, was engaged in picking cherries in a tree in front of the Coul residence and was warned against the unsafe condition of the limbs by Mrs. Coul, as the tree was old.  He was also warned by the neighbors, who watched him, not to attempt to walk out on the limbs, but to draw the cherries in with a rake, but Nunmaker assured them that their fears were groundless.  He stepped from the ladder out on one of the limbs, which was about thirty feet from the ground and directly over the brick pavement.  "Don't go there, Simon!" cried one of the neighbors and he replied:  "These limbs are safe enough."  At that instant the limb broke and he was hurled to his death, turning a couple of somersaults before he reached the pavement.  He alighted on the left side of his head and arm and never moved after he struck the pavement.  Dr. Stevens was hastily summoned from his office, a short distance from the scene, and found that the neck had been broken and that death had been instantaneous.  The left arm had been fractured, the bones protruding through the wrist.  The remains were placed on a cot and carried to the rear of the building in the yard to await the coming of the coroner.  Several little folks were picking cherries which had fallen directly underneath the limb and the unfortunate man in his fall narrowly escaped crushing the life out of these little ones.  Mr. Nunmaker was an unmarried man and has lived in this city for the past fifteen years.  He was a very religious man and greatly given to thought and talk on religious subjects.  Last Saturday he was in Meily Bros.' store on North Main street, and stated to Mr. Meily that he was now ready to face his God at any time.  He had been working at various places and was very apt and willing as a worker.  He has two brothers residing in this city, John U. Nunmaker, of Spring Mill Street, and David H. Nunmaker, of 132 Johns' Avenue;  also two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Taylor and Mrs. Ephraim Hill.  Mr. Coul was very careful as regards the limbs, as he considered them unsafe and he assisted Nunmaker in rigging up a ladder which would reach the top of the tree and, after giving him special instructions not to attempt to go out on the limbs he left.  Numaker, however, disregarding his warning, went across the street and secured another ladder, stating that the limbs were perfectly safe and sound and, stepping from this ladder out on the limb, he met his death.

Lexington.  Shadows of gloom fell deep on many hearts at the last sad rites of Miss Hattie Palm, at 2:30 o'clock, June 17, the Rev. Mr. Seward officiating.  The deceased was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. B.F. Palm.  She had endured a severe ordeal of suffering from consumption and all that loving hearts of kindred friends could prompt was done to assuage her pain and stay death's chilling hand.  But life's mystic slender cord was broken at 4 o'clock p.m. Thursday.  She was yet in life's fragrant springtime, her age being 19 years and a few days and the light of faith and ____ glowed in her gentle loving heart when death's somber shadow confronted her. 

ZELLNER REUNION -- The Zellner family held a reunion Sunday at the home of Nathaniel Shambaugh, one and a half miles east of the city.  The affair continued all day and was a felicitous gathering of the relatives.  The guest of honor on the occasion was Mrs. J.P. Ohmer, of Dayton.  There were 27 people present.  Elaborate repasts were served at the noon and evening hours.  Music was a feature of the reunion.  Among those who were in attendance were:  Mr. & Mrs. George W. Zellner and two daughters;  Mr. & Mrs. Peter Campbell and two daughters;  Mr. & Mrs. Adam Beck, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Beck, Mr. & Mrs. V.W. Jeffreys, Frank Zellner, Miss Cora Zellner, Mrs. E. Millian, of Perrysville;  Mrs. J.P Ohmer, of Dayton;  Miss Maria Zelner, of Perrysville;  Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Shambaugh and Mrs. Katie Shambaugh.

MARRIED -- Frank Treace, of this city, and Miss Kittie Emenegger, an accomplished young lady from Galion (Ohio), were united in marriage Sunday, June 18, at 6 p.m. at the home of the bride-groom, 288 East Third Street, by the Rev. C.W. Murphy, of Cleveland.  The happy couple left on the evening train for Cleveland, their future home.

FUNERAL OF MRS. FAUST -- The funeral services of Mrs. P.J. Faust took place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her late home, 143 Hedges Street, and was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends.  The Rathbone Sisters, of which organization the deceased was a member, attended the funeral in a body.  The services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, of the First Lutheran church.


20 June 1899

Shelby.  The marriage of John Kennedy, the popular clothing salesman at Emrich's and Miss Victoria Sutter, one of Shelby's most charming and popular young ladies, occurred this morning at the Sacred Heart of Mary church, and was in every way most appropriately carried out, the rehearsals having perfected the ceremony until it was naught but harmonious grandeur.  [*This is an abbreviated version of this marriage announcement]

DIED DURING STORM -- Louisa Luther, a maiden lady, 51 years of age, residing at 281 West Bloom Street, died last night about 12 o'clock of apoplexy, brought on, undoubtedly, through fright at the storm and threatened flood.  Mr. & Mrs. M.C. Berry reside in the other portion of the house and were called by Miss Luther about 12 o'clock to assist in pulling up the carpets as the flood threatened to reach the first floor.  Miss Luther then complained of a headache, with which she had suffered all day and exclaimed "I have a pain in my head!  Everything is growing black and dizzy before my eyes!"    She was placed on a couch and Dr. Stewart was hastily summoned, but Miss Luther gasped a couple of times and expired.  The deceased has a step-sister residing in Randolph, Ohio, and she was telegraphed for.  Miss Luther has resided in Mansfield fifteen years and did washing for a livelihood.  She has a couple of brothers and sisters living, but their places of residence is not known.

DIED OF LOCKJAW -- Harvey Elmer Herring, the 6-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Herring, of 410 Bowman Street, died this afternoon.  Notice of funeral later.

WEDDING -- The wedding of Boyd Keith and Miss Jessie Miller will take place Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Belle Miller, on West Fourth Street.


21 June 1899

Shelby.  Humphrey Black, an old soldier, 73 years of age, who lived with B.F. Morris at Shenandoah, dropped dead Tuesday.  The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday in Shenandoah.  Mr. Black was all through the civil war, and for a number of years past, had lived with Mr. Morris, at Shenandoah.  He had been in failing health for some time past.

BURIED ON TUESDAY -- The remains of Simon Nunmaker, who was accidentally killed Monday by a fall from a cherry tree, were buried Tuesday from Niman's undertaking establishment.

BURIED THIS AFTERNOON -- The remains of Louisa Luther who died of apoplexy Monday night, were buried this afternoon at 3 o'clock from her residence on West Bloom street.  Her step-ssiter, Mrs. Peter Dussel, and husband arrived from Randolph, Ohio, to attend the funeral.

DEATH OF MRS. A.D. TURBETT -- E.S. Moser received a telegram this morning announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. A.D. Turbett, of Oxnard, Cal.  Mrs. Turbett was born and raised near Lucas and spent her girlhood days near Shiloh.  In 1896 she moved to Lake City, Col., and a few years later to California, where she had resided in her early married life.  Her sudden death comes like a shock to her many friends.

Probate Minute Docket:  Franklin Swisher, Martel, made executor of last will and testament of Daniel Aungst, deceased.  Bond $6,000;   J.T. Brown, of Lexington, executor of the last will and testament of Amanda Britchard, deceased.  Bond $2,000.;   Andrew Melick, of Plymouth, made administrator of the estate of Christian Melick, deceased.  Bond $200;   Last will and testament of George P. Charles, deceased, filed and admitted to probate.


22 June 1899

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McKee (formerly of Mansfield), 58 Sheldon Street, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Eleanor, to Edward L. Devorak, of Chicago.  The marriage will take place in this city some time during the summer.  Miss McKee is a talented Grand Rapids girl who has hosts of friends, and Mr. Devorak is at the head of the dramatic department of the Chicago conservatory.  -- reprinted from the Grand Rapids (MI) Evening Press.  [*This is an abbreviated version of the full engagement announcement]

The marriage of Miss Daisy Lucile Cunningham and Lyle Hubbard, occurred last evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. & Mrs. W.W. Cunningham.  The ceremony was performed at 8 o'clock in the presence of about sixty relatives and friends.  -- reprinted from the Toledo (Ohio) Blade.  [*This is an abbreviated version of the full marriage announcement]

MATEER-CROFT -- A charming and beautiful pink and white wedding was that which was solemnized at noon Wednesday at the home of Mr. & Mrs. E. Croft, at Johnsville (Ohio), the nuptials which were celebrated under such pleasant auspices being those of their daughter, Miss Martha Croft, who has visited here a number of times, and H. Walter Mateer, of this city.  [*This is an abbreviated version of the full marriage announcement]

KEITH-MILLER -- In the presence of about 30 of the immediate relatives and friends of the bride and groom, Boyd B. Keith and Miss Jessie Frances Miller were united in marriage Tuesday evening at 10 o'clock at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Belle E. Miller, 293 West Fourth Street.  [*This is an abbreviated version of the full marriage announcement]

WELL KNOWN HERE -- Friends of Dr. B.H. Bean, formerly of Terre Haute, Ind., and later of Cherry Valley, Ills., who will be well remembered here by local sportsmen, and especially by those who are marksmen, with whom the doctor participated in a number of shoots in various parts of the county some years ago, will be surprised to learn of his death by suicide as given in a special dispatch from Belvidere, Ill., to the Chicago papers of June 19.  [*This is an abbreviated version of the full article]

MARRIED AT CLEVELAND -- Willard M. Fox, formerly of this city, where he was a clerk at Irvin's drug store, but who for some time past has been living at Cleveland, was married in that city Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock to a Miss Underwood.  Mr. Fox's parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Fox, of South Diamond Street, attended the wedding.

DEATH OF MRS. A.F. LAKE -- Mrs. Amanda Fenton Lake, daughter of Mrs. Mary Fenton, of Bowman Street, and sister of C.M. Fenton, Mrs. V.C. Routzahn and Mrs. Julia Garwood, of this city, and Burt Fenton, of Zanesville (Ohio), died Tuesday at her home at Johnstown.  She was 57 years of age.  The relatives of the deceased have gone there to attend the funeral which took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

SUIT FOR DIVORCE -- In probate court, John P. Hissong, by his attorney, Andrew Stevenson, has filed suit for divorce from Laura Hissong.  Plaintiff says that he is a resident of Mansfield;  that he was married to defendant Sept. 20, 1893, and that she has been guilty of gross neglect of duty and for three years prior to April, 1898, defendant neglected and refused to cohabit with plaintiff as a wife.  He asks to be divorced from her.


23 June 1899

Shelby.  Ralph, the 12-year-old son of Wesley Finical, living just south of town, died Wednesday of inflammation of the bowels, after being ill only three days.  The funeral was held at the house this afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment at Oakland Cemetery.

Shelby.  Harry Tucker and Miss Florence McComb were married Wednesday evening.  They had their home already furnished and are living on South Gamble Street.

Probate Appearance Docket:  John P. Hissong vs. Laura Hissong.  Civil action - Divorce.  Andrew Stevenson for plaintiff.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  Maniel Teeter, 23, laborer, and Elsie Long, 18, both of Butler;   T.F. Hastings, 24, stonemason, and Emma D. Bancher, 26, both of Mansfield.

East Mansfield.  Elmer Young is the happy father of a new feminine bud.  The little visitor made its appearance last Friday and both mother and child are doing nicely.

Pavonia.  Miss Bernice Hughes and Elmer Wiltrout were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. & Mrs. W.O. Hughes, Wednesday evening, June 14.  About thirty-five acquaintances witnessed the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. F.L. Johnnson.  Mr. & Mrs. Wiltrout left on the 8:45 train for Cincinnati, where they spent a few days.

Adario.  Mrs. R. Eakin, who had been suffering with consumption for two years, died Tuesday morning, aged 45 years.  She leaves a husband and son and mother and two sisters to mourn her loss.

Adario.  Mrs. John Murray died suddenly Saturday evening.  She had been in usual health and had been to Greenwich in the forenoon.  In the afternoon she and her husband picked some strawberries.  She had returned to the house with her berries and her husband found her a few minutes later unconscious on the floor.  She lived a few minutes and passed away about 5 o'clock.  A stroke of apoplexy caused her death.  She leaves a husband and three sons to mourn the loss of a wife and mother.

Olivesburg.  Perry Callin, eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. George Callin, of Mansfield, who died at his home Friday aged nearly 4 years, was brought here for burial Sunday.  Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Mohn, daughter Susie, and Mrs. Lib. Callin, of Tiro, and Mr. & Mrs. Dell Callin, of Adario, attended the funeral.

PENSION GRANTED -- Robert Bunker, of Shenandoah, has been granted a pension of $8 per month.

MARRIED BY THE 'SQUIRE -- Thomas F. Hastings and Miss Emma D. Baucher, both of this city, were married Thursday night at 7 o'clock by 'Squire Marcus McDermott.

DIED AT SCRANTON, PA. -- Charles E. St. John, father of Jesse A. St. John, perhaps better known as Prof. Leon, of this city, died June 17, at the home of his son, George A. St. John, at Scranton, Pa., at the age of 79 years.  He leaves nine children and three brothers, one of whom is John P. St. John, of Topeka, Kas.  The funeral took place Tuesday and the body was taken to Honesdale, Pa. for burial.


24 June 1899

Probate Docket:  M.C. Berry made administrator of the estate of Louisa Lother [Luther].  Bond $300;   Elizabeth W. Kuhn, of Shelby, made administratrix of the estate of Cyrus Kuhn.

MARRIED -- By the Rev. F.S. Wolfe, at his residence, 117 South Diamond Street, June 20, Mathew M. Bryant and Miss Minnie B. Rush, both of Sandusky.

PENSIONS -- Gaylord Ozier, of this city, has been granted an increase of pension from $12 to $17 a month;   John Fendrich, also of this city, has been granted an original pension of $6 per month.

MARRIAGE OF A MANSFIELD YOUNG MAN -- Jay M. Boughton, an employee of the Albert F. Remy company, a young man of sterling worth, will be united in marriage this evening to Miss Edna Rogers at the bride's home in Cleveland.

PENSION GRANTED -- Abner Redfield, of Plymouth, has been granted a pension of $8 per month.


25 June 1899

Marriage Licenses Issued:  Walter H. Christy, 21, polisher, Cardington, and Olive Griselle, 22, of Shelby;   Charles Keller, 23, laborer, of Ganges, and Estella Keinath, 21, of Ganges.

A SON -- Mr. & Mrs. A.L. Binny are the happy parents of a 10-pound son, born to them Saturday afternoon.

DIVORCE GRANTED -- The divorce case of Adam Mitz vs. Carrie Mitz was on hearing before Judge Brinkerhoff Saturday afternoon.  A decree of divorce was given plaintiff on the grounds of neglect of duty on part of defendant.


26 June 1899

Shenandoah.  This community was startled by the sudden death of Gideon Humphrey Black, Tuesday morning, June 20.  He was born in Chester County, Pa., Sept. 5, 1826.  In his death the community has lost a dear friend and helper.  He is the last of his father's family and died exactly 36 years to the day after the death of his mother.  He appeared to be in good health until one day before his death.  He arose early in the morning, walked about and then sat down in a chair and died within two minutes.  The cause of his death was apoplexy.  At the breaking out of the civil war he joined the artillery branch of the army, and was present at the blowing up of the confederate fort at Fredericksburg, Va., and also in the great battle of Gettysburg, Pa.  He was intensely patriotic and was borne away to his last resting place enshrouded by the emblem which he had so bravely defended.  His death occurred at the home of B.F. Morris.  He was buried at this place.  The funeral services were conducted by J.W. Lowe, of North Fairfield, and C.S. Cliffe, pastor of the Christian church at this place.

Probate Minute Docket:  M.M. Parsons appointed executor of the will of E.C. Parsons, deceased.  Bond $2,200.


27 June 1899

Shelby.  The 6-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frank French, living near Ganges, died Monday evening at 7 o'clock diphtheria.   The funeral was held today at 1 o'clock at Ganges with services by the Rev. N.H. Loose, of this city.

Shelby.  Charles Keller and Miss Estella Keinath, both of Ganges, were married by the Rev. N.H. Loose in this city last Sunday.  They will live in Ganges.

Ed. Shatzer, of Shelby, and Miss Mayme Roth, of Plymouth, were married last Saturday night at the U.B. parsonage by the Rev. E.M. Counsellor.  Mr. Shatzer is employed at Brucker's lumber mill and will reside with his parents on the boulevard.

Probate Appearance Docket:   567.  Lily Welty vs. Samuel Welty and Patrick J. Cockrane.  Divorce, alimony and injunction. 

Probate Minute Docket:  H.P. Davis appointed executor of the will of Eliza A. Marshall, deceased.  No Bond.

TO THE WORKHOUSE -- Officer David Goodman took John Schlup to the Canton (Ohio) workhouse this morning, where he will serve a 30-days' sentence.


28 June 1899

THOMAS A. EDISON, JR. -- Of New York City, Will Move Offices To Shelby -- Thomas A. Edison, Jr., of New York City, dealer in and manufacturer of electric lamps, will move his general offices to Shelby in a few days.  This arrangement was made yesterday by C.F. Stillwell, general manager for Mr. Edison who has since returned to New York City, and will ship the office furniture, supplies and employees as soon as he arrives.  Rooms have been arranged for in one of the business blocks on Main Street, and these will be fitted up as soon as a formal lease has been entered into for them.  The offices will employ three or four people, and the business will largely add to the importance of Shelby.  Several Shelby men are interested in the getting of Mr. Edison's offices and sales departments here, and there is no doubt but the enterprise is one which will prove profitable to the promoters.   Mr. Edison invented a new and superior electrical lamp about a year ago, which was very largely advertised by the metropolitan newspapers at the time, on account of his being the son of Thomas A. Edison, the electrical wizard, and since then a very large and profitable business has been done with his invention.  Mr. Stillwell, the manager for Mr. Edison, formerly resided in this city and will move back here to have charge of the office and sales.

Shelby.  Malcolm Wickstrom, draughtsman at the Shelby Steel Tube Works for several years past, informed a reporter yesterday afternoon that he leaves for Sweden in July to take charge of a new tube works being instituted by the Uddeholm Steel Works.  He will be accompanied by his wife and brother-in-law, Byron Perkins, and expects to remain in that country.

J.L. Barr left this morning for Decatur, Ala., in answer to a telegram announcing the death of his brother, the Rev. E.N. Barr.  The deceased leaves a young wife, his father, mother and sister, of Zanesville, also another brother, of Mansfield, who has a position with the Ohio Suspender company.  The first information received of his sickness was by long distance telephone Tuesday evening, followed by the message this morning giving notice of the death.  It is sad, indeed, considering his bright prospects, as he was only 26 years old and a very promising minister in the Presbyterian church.

A NEW BOY -- James Ayers is all smiles and is doing the handsome by passing the cigars on acocunt of the arrival of a 11 pound boy at his house on West Fourth street, yesterday.


29 June 1899

Shelby.  William Starr and Miss Marie Burgan were married by the Rev. E.M. Page last night.  They have gone to housekeeping on North Broadway.

PENSIONS INCREASED -- Milton McGary, of this city, has had his pension increased from $17 to $24 a month.  Abraham Straub, of Shelby, has received an increase from $14 to $17.

DIED ON HER BIRTHDAY -- Jessie Metcalf, 4 years of age, died at her home, 49 pleasant Avenue, at 4 o'clock Thursday morning of throat complications.  Today was the child's fourth birthday.  The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday from the family residence.

WILL BE MARRIED TODAY -- Miss Jennie Shuster, of Newman Street, and Louis Stauffer, who is employed by E. Chatlain, the grocer, will be united in marriage today by the Rev. Mr. Buesser, pastor of the German Evangelical church.  They will reside at Spring Grove.

MARRIED THIS MORNING -- Peter Yost, formerly night clerk at the Vonhof, and Miss Eleanor O'Rourke, of this city, were united in marriage this morning by Father Schrieber, of the St. Peter's Church, at the Vonhof hotel.  The happy couple left this morning at 10:15 amid a shower of rice and old slippers for Newark to reside.  Mr. Yost is a fireman on the B. & O.

SUES FOR DIVORCE -- Emma Stofer has filed a petition for divorce in common pleas court from Daniel Stofer, to whom she was married Aug. 23, 1886.  The plaintiff states that the defendant, Daniel Stofer, on account of physical infirmities, was incapacitated for the marriage state and hence she asks divorce.  The defendant is the owner of a home and six acres of land in Worthington township, Richland County, worth about $600.  The plaintiff prays that she may be divorced from the defendant and receive alimony and all proper relief.


30 June 1899

A DESERTER.  Sergeant Madden, at the recruiting office, received a telegram this morning stating that no more recruits were required for the 19th. infantry.  Robert J. Reed, of Shelby, passed the physical examination, and he will be sworn in Saturday and sent to join the Fourth heavy artillery, stationed at Fort Washington, Md.  Sergeant Madden received word that Lloyd Daugherty, who enlisted for the Seventh Heavy Artillery at Fort Adams, R.I., at the local recruiting station, May 16, has deserted from his home at Ashland, but of late it was found out that he had left for Chicago.


Extracted by Amy E. Armstrong, Monday, April 21, 2008


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