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02 July 1887, Vol. LXX, No. 6

Lexington.  The funeral of Mrs. John Scott took place on last Sunday at 10 o'clock a.m.  The remains were interred in the Lexington cemetery.  Mrs. Scott was widely known and a large concourse of friends met at the home to pay their last tribute of respect to her and followed the remains to the cemetery.

Lexington.  Mrs. Perry was buried at Shafer's cemetery last week.

Lucas.  Born on the 22nd. ult. at the residence of Mrs. Amanda Ervin, a daughter.

A Mrs. Amsbaugh, of Rome, dropped dead last Sunday afternoon from heart disease.

Mrs. Catharine Stoutenour died Wednesday evening at the residence of Mrs. Henry Trauger, at Plymouth, aged 83 years.  Deceased was the mother of Mrs. Leonard Sheets, Mrs. James White, and Mrs. C.S. Ritz, of this city.  Her remains were brought here for interment, and the funeral took place on Friday afternoon.

Mrs. C.S. Ritz, of West Fourth Street, and Mrs. L. Sheets, of West Third, were called to Plymouth suddenly on last Monday to the sick bed of their aged mother, Mrs. Stoutenour, who died on Wednesday, at 5 o'clock.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  Robt. H. McKonkie & Mrs. Maud L. Davenport;  Franklin Jewell & Minta Gales;  Frank B. Carroll & Flora B. Plough;  Samuel Showers & Mary Whetro;  E. Stokes Hiesland & Mattie Marshall.

Miss Rose Brogan, daughter of John Brogan, of South Main Street, died at the home of the Sisters of Charity, Tuesday evening, at the age of 22 years.  Her disease was consumption.  Deceased was a nun of the third order of St. Francis, of Joliet, Ill., and for the last four years has been located at Eau Claire, Wis., as a teacher in the Catholic schools.  She is better known as Sister Mary de Chantel.  The funeral services were held at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Thursday morning, and were conducted by Father Magenhann of this place, assisted by priests from Shelby and Galion.  A number of Sisters were present from other places.

At ten o'clock Tuesday morning Robert H. McConkie and Mrs. Maud L. Davenport, of near Newville, were married by Justice Endly in this city.

The funeral of Jane Scott, relict of John Scott, took place from her residence five miles west of the city on last Sunday afternoon.  She was born in 1813 and was one of the pioneer residents of the county.

MARRIED, At the Methodist Episcopal parsonage, Mansfield, O., at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 1887, Rev. G.W. Huddleston, officiating.  Mr. Samuel B. Showers and Miss Mary Whetro, both residents of this city.

MARRIED, At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 1887, in the presence of a company of immediate relatives, at the home of the bride's parents, 92 East Second St., the marriage of Mr. E. Stokes Heistand, editor of the NEWS, and Miss Mattie Marshall was solemnized by Rev. G.W. Huddleston. 

09 July 1887, Vol. LXX, No. 7

Lucas.  Mrs. Dr. R.S. Boles, whose illness has been mentioned in the SHIELD, departed this life on Sabbath, July 3d., at 10 o'clock.  Funeral on Tuesday, July 5th., at the Odd Fellows cemetery Rev. Jones officiating.

IN MEMORIAM.  Mrs. Ollie Boles, the beloved wife of Dr. R.S. Boles, of Lucas, O., passed away from all her earthly joys, hopes, disappointments and sufferings, on Sunday morning, July 3, 1887, in the 34th. year of her age.  She was a woman of marked intelligence, judgment and tenderness.  She leaves a fond husband, a dear babe and a foster-child (through her peculiar tact she won the affection of the child and love gradually became mutual), and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her irreparable loss.  Everything was done that tender affection and medical skill could do to prevent the ravages of disease but all in vain.  Her sun went down while it was yet day.  The interment took place on Tuesday morning in the presence of a very large gathering of relatives and friends who fully sympathized with Dr. Boles in his deep and frequent afflictions.  In fact all were mourners and "wept with those that weep".  The funeral obsequies were conducted at the Congregational church, of which she was a member and the organist.  The Rev. D. Mitterling, of the Lutheran church, introduced the service.  The Rev. D. Sebastian Jones, her pastor, preached from Psalms 23-4.  The Rev. James w. Hubbell, of Mansfield, addressed the mourners especially.  The church was tastefully decorated with choice flowers expressive of the feelings of her friends.  The vacant chair in the choir and the organ were draped.  There was a dark cloud emptying its contents of storm and floods;  but in the midst of it all we can see that it is fringed and lined with silver.  May the mourners and friends be enabled to look up to the Divine Father for help and comfort, who has lovingly promised never to leave us nor forsake us.  <<poetry omitted>>

Marriage Licenses Issued:  George M. Troop & Ella Cromer;  William G. Colwell & Mary M. Ritter;  John H. Hammond & Sarah Kern.

We are pleased to announce the marriage, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, at the home of the bride's parents on South Main Street, of Mr. Will G. Colwell, now manager of the Oliver Chilled Plow Works branch office at Rochester, N.Y., but formerly one of the popular boys of this city, to Miss Lena Ritter, the accomplished daughter of Supt. Wm. Ritter, of the Water Works.  The couple were married by Rev. D.J. Meese and left immediately for their future home at Rochester.  The best wishes of their many friends go with them.

Mrs. R. Brown, mother of William and Col. R.C. Brown, of Lexington, died at the latter's residence Monday, aged 94 years.  The funeral took place Thursday afternoon.  Mrs. Brown was a highly respected pioneer resident of the county, having lived within the same for over half a century.

Mr. James Crooks died on Tuesday at his residence near Spring Mills.  Mr. Crooks was seriously injured last fall by an engine on the P.F.W.&C. road running into his wagon as he was crossing the track near his home.  He never fully recovered from this accident, although able to go around, and finally paralysis set in, which caused his death.  Mr. Crooks was 64 years of age and one of our most respected citizens.  He was a member of the Lutheran church and a good man in every respect.  The funeral took place yesterday forenoon.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Services by Rev. D.W. Smith.

Miss Lizzie Henry, of this city, was granted a ten years certificate at the examination held by the State School Examiners at Columbus last week.

In the case of Catharine Diehl against her husband, Peter Diehl, for divorce on the ground of cruelty and neglect, Judge May has granted the same but refuses to allow alimony to plaintiff.

In the Probate Court, last Saturday, A.A. Douglass was appointed adm'r of the estate of Adam Reeder, deceased, and application was made to admit the last will and testament of Rosalie Weiderhold to probate.

Dr. J.N. Mowry, well known in this city, was married a week ago Thursday, to Mrs. Emma Sharkey, of Cincinnati, at the Doctor's Summer hotel, Magnetic Springs.  The couple have the congratulations with the well wishes of their friends of this place.

16 July 1887, Vol. LXX, No. 8

Lucas.  The past week or two has been very favorable to the birth of twins in Monroe.  C.B. Swigart and Harmon Sowash are both ready to exclaim now as did A. Ward "Twins, marm, twins."

Mifflin.  Last Saturday Emanuel Burns, an old resident of Mifflin Township, was buried.  He died very suddenly at his home, falling from the chair dead.  Mr. Burns was a much respected man and the large attendance of his friends at his funeral showed the wide acquaintance he enjoyed in life.  He was a life long Democrat and served in the war with Mexico.

James B. Keith and Anna E. Mohler were married at the residence of the bride's parents, on Pine Street, Tuesday evening, Rev. J.A. Dunlap officiating.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  Jesse B. Green & Georgia Islenberger;  James B. Keith & Anna E. Mohler.

In mentioning the marriage of Mr. Wm. G. Colwell and Miss Lena Ritter last week we stated that the bride was the daughter of Wm. Ritter.  We should have said she was the daughter of John Ritter.

Probate Court Appointments:  Leonard Sheets, administrator of Catharine Stoutenour;  W.H. Funk, assignee of John H. Cale;  John Miller, assignee of Samuel Miller.

The third divorce case for the week was filed in the Common Pleas Court Thursday afternoon.  Eliza A. Garnhart asks to be divorced from her husband, John Garnhart.  Alimony is also prayed for and a temporary injunction has been allowed to restrain the defendant from disposing of his property.

A petition for divorce the grounds of extreme cruelty has been filed in the Common Pleas Court by Clara L. Stober against Jacob Stober.  The parties reside about four miles north of the city and were married August 12th., 1884, one child being born to them.  Alimony is asked to be allowed plaintiff from the defendant, who it is alleged is possessed of considerable property.

A petition for divorce was filed in the Common Pleas Court Monday, in which Homer C. Goodwin, of Perry Township, is plaintiff and Sarah Goodwin, now residing in Knox County, the defendant.  The allegations are in substance that plaintiff was induced to marry the defendant upon false representations of chastity on her part, when in fact at the time of their marriage, in June, 1885, she was enciente and gave birth to a fully developed child in January, 1886.  Plaintiff alleges that since he discovered the fact of her pregnancy he has refused to live with said defendant and prays that he may be divorced. 

"Aunty" Bradford, the well known colored woman of this city, died at her home on Marion Avenue, Tuesday evening, after a lingering illness of a little over a year.  She was about 70 years of age.  Her early life was spent in Texas in the household of Sam Houston, having been born on his plantation.  Her mother, she claimed, was a beautiful Creole woman, while her father had Indian blood in his veins.  She early went to New York City, where she married a colored coachman, who removed with her to this city after the death of their only child.  She became familiar with many of the scenes of the late rebellion as the servant of Col. Ford's daughter.  Her husband died soon after the war, since which time she has been able by her industry and frugality to pay for her home and earn a competency.  As a caterer at social events she was unexcelled, and displayed in everything she attempted wonderful executive ability.  "Aunty" Bradford was the especial friend of the children of this city.  Her kindly ministrations to the sick and needy won for her the grateful remembrance of many friends.  The funeral of the deceased was held from the Congregational Church, of which she has long been a member, at 4 o'clock p.m. Thursday and was largely attended.

John McClellan died yesterday morning at his home on Spring Mill Street, at the age of 33 years.  For the past twelve years, with the exception of two years, he has been an employee of the B.&O.  His death resulted from blood poisoning, which came from a carbuncle.  The funeral will take place Saturday at four p.m.

In an article in last week's paper concerning the death of Mrs. Dr. Boles, of Lucas, it was stated that the deceased left a child five weeks old.  We should have said it was four months old instead of five weeks.

Walter W. Enos, formerly of this city, but recently with R.J. Hurd & Co., of Ashtabula, was married to Miss Rose Calvin at the latter place a week ago Thursday evening.  The bride is represented to be one of Ashtabula's fairest daughters and "Walt" has the congratulations of his many friends at his former home.

The funeral of Fred. F. Black, the engineer who died suddenly on last Thursday, which was held Sunday afternoon, was one of the largest ever held in this city.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles and the interment was under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. and the order of B. of L.E., of which over 200 members in a body followed their deceased brother to his last resting place.  Friends from the above organizations came from Toledo, Alliance, Galion and Crestline by special trains.  The floral tributes were numerous and exceedingly fine.  Deceased was immensely popular among those he came in contact with as a railroader, and had many friends in this city which has been his headquarters for fifteen years.  At the time of his death he held the position of engine dispatcher on the N.W.O. railway, having been promoted to the place four years ago.

Independence.  A.D. Craig, of Ft. Wayne, attended the funeral of his grandfather here Saturday afternoon.

Independence.  On the afternoon of the 7th. inst., Joseph Craig, the oldest man in Worthington Township, departed this life at his home in Independence, Richland Co., Ohio.  Under the weight of many years his strength gradually failed him, until, without any mortal disease, and without a struggle, the silver chord was loosened and a grand good old man passed to the sprit world, surrounded by those who have watched over him so long and made his last days conformable.  Grandfather Craig was born in Baltimore County, Md., Jan. 29, 1797, and consequently was in his ninety-first year when he died.  He lived two years in Muskingum county and in 1829 removed to Independence, O., where he ever afterwards resided.  He was twice married;  first to Miss Hess, and afterwards to Margaret Speer in 1824, who shared his joys and toils till 1884, when she preceded him to the glory world.  He was the father of three children, grandfather of five and great-grandfather of eleven.  The only child living is James, who succeeds him in ownership of the old farm.  The deceased was a man whom every one loved for his kind, genial spirit, his firm, unyielding character, his unquestioned honesty and cheerful, Christian profession.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church more than sixty years.  Very few men possessed the constitution nature had given him.  He came to this section of country when it was a frowning forest;  he left it a sun-lit thriving village.  The ringing of his axe made way for the ringing of school and church bells.  The friends of his youth left him one by one, and, as the post says, "When he is forsaken, Withered and shaken, What can an old man do but die?"  In addition to the above (which was contributed by Rev. W.O. Scott) we can only add that the late Joseph Craig was born a Jacksonian Democrat and never missed a Presidential election (and very few other elections) after he became old enough to vote, during his whole long and useful Democratic life, casting his last vote for President Cleveland.  In his death the Democratic party has sustained the irreparable loss of one of its pioneer brothers.

23 July 1887, Vol. LXX, No. 9

Independence.  Mrs. Daniel Hissong died Saturday night after quite a prolonged illness of dropsy.  She was interred in the Independence cemetery on Monday.  Her funeral was conducted by Rev. W.O. Scott.

Washington.  DIED -- At the residence of her father, 1 miles N.E. of the village, on Saturday, the 16th., at 5 o'clock P.M., Mrs. A. Hamilton, at the age of 44 years, 9 months and 1 day.  She was interred in the Mansfield Cemetery the 18th., Rev. D.W. Smith officiating.  The deceased was for many years a resident of this vicinity, and later of Van Wert County.  Her death was caused by cancer.  She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss.

Woodville.  Father Alfred Richards, who has been sick a long time with dropsy, died last Tuesday evening.  Funeral on Thursday following, Rev. D.W. Smith officiated.  A large number of friends and neighbors gathered around his old home to pay their last respects to one who was long in their midst.  Father Richards was one of the old pioneers and lived many years on his late home.  He was in his 82d. year, and leaves an aged and feeble wife, who will sadly miss the companion of her life's journey.  Sweetly may he sleep.

Woodville.  John Heist, of Bridgeport, is the happy recipient of a back pension of over $800 and regular monthly pension hereafter.

Woodville.  The funeral of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton took place from the home of her father, Mr. Wm. Shadel, last Monday afternoon.  The services, conducted by Rev. D.W. Smith, were impressive.  Mrs. Hamilton, whose home is in Van Wert, came to her father's on a visit, though being in feeble health, her sudden death was a surprise to all.  A husband and seven children survive her.  The remains were interred in the Mansfield Cemetery followed by an unusually large number of friends.

Probate Court Appointments:  Fred. E. Tracy has been appointed executor of the estate of Frances Ellen Bradford, deceased, and Samuel Eckert, administrator of the estate of Jenette Perry, deceased.  The last will and testament of Frances E. Bradford, deceased, was admitted to probate and application was made to admit to probate the last will and testament of Sarah A. Church, deceased.

Alfred Richards, living two miles southeast of the city, died on Tuesday, aged about 82 years.  He was among the oldest subscribers to the SHIELD, and he was highly respected by all who knew him.  His remains were interred in the Mansfield Cemetery on Thursday afternoon.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  Franklin Thrall & Anna J. Phillips;  James M. Widdifield & Zora L. Lawrence;  James B. Nash & Mary Hutzelman;  Elmer Finicle & Ada M. DeWitt;  Conrad Smith & Yetta Hill.

30 July 1887, Vol. LXX, No. 10

Independence.  A very sudden death occurred here Wednesday morning.  Mrs. Wm. Shively died suddenly of what is alleged premature child birth.  she was interred at Easterly in the afternoon of the same day.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. W.O. Scott.

Jackson Township.  It's Cyrus Elliott, it is, that wears that huge smile all over his face;  it's a boy, yes it is.

Jackson Township.  A small child of William Kennedy's took violently sick with cholera morbus last week and died on Sunday.  The remains were buried at the London burying grounds on Monday.

Helen May, the five-months-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Angle, died at their home on South East Diamond Street, Wednesday night.  The child had been ill for some time from summer complaint.  The funeral took place Friday morning from the home of the parents.

Marriage Licenses Issued:  Andrew J. Miller & Leola Farr;  William Heilman & Emma Broomback;  Frank M. Brown & Della Kerr;  Conrad Sulzer & Elizabeth Schmidt;  Benton Swank & Florence Hamilton;  John E. Dorian & Annie L. Mackley;  Frederick Dormann & Caroline Bittner.

We note the death of Capt. Warner Young, brother-in-law of L.C. Kelley, of the Probate office here, which occurred at Ogden, Utah Territory, on last Friday.  He was formerly a resident of this city, and was one of the oldest employees in the mail service, having resigned his commission here about 12 years ago to accept a route from Salt Lake City secured for him by Senator Sherman.  Deceased was buried at Ogden under the auspices of the G.A.R., having joined the 64th. regiment O.V.I. at the beginning of the war and in which he received his Captain's commission.

Mr. Edwin Van Antwerp died on Monday at his home, on the Marion Road, four miles west of this city.  His death was caused by heart disease and dropsy, with which he had suffered about six months.  Mr. Van Antwerp was born in New York State May 5, 1829, and his age was therefore 58 years, 2 months and 20 days.  He learned the trade of a painter at Rochester and many years ago located in this city and has lived here ever since, pursuing his chosen calling.  He leaves a family consisting of his wife and six children.  Mr. Van Antwerp was a good citizen and highly respected by all who knew him.  The funeral took place Wednesday at 10 a.m. from his late residence, the services being conducted by Rev. D.W. Smith of St. Luke's Lutheran church of this city.  Interment in Mansfield Cemetery.

Probate Court Appointments:  Catharine J. Boals, executrix of Joseph Boals;  Margaret A. Crooks, administratrix of James Crooks;  H.E. Bell, administrator of Frederick F. Black;  B.F. Morris, executor of Sarah Amanda Church;  Daniel Hafer, guardian of person and property of Charles F. Amsbaugh, son of Matilda Amsbaugh.

William M. Brown, formerly the popular clerk at the St. James Hotel, of this city, died at Oxford, O., on last Friday morning.  His disease was dropsy of the heart, with which he had been ailing for some years.  At the time of his death he was about 43 years of age.

The following sums were awarded at the meeting of the soldier's relief commission held Monday:  MADISON TOWNSHIP:  Sarah Straub $13, Geo. Ridenour $2, Matilda West $3, Joseph Bishop $2, James Hayden $2, Charlotte Gilkison $4, Thomas Keller $2, Phil Goodwin $8, Nora Brown $3, John Vandivender $3, Catherine Collingwood $2, John C. Copeland $3, Anna Wylie $3, J.C. Carnahan $3, Rosana Barkalow $3, Cornelius Heath $3, Catharine Lauer $3, John E. Cromer $4, Edward Maney $4, George Pitman $3, Total $63.  SHARON TOWNSHIP:  Martha O'Conner $3, Jane McConnahay $3, Jane Powell $3, E.J. Palmer $3, Florantine Shetler $3, Benj. Brown $5, James Shepperd $3, John Kingsboro $3, James Madden $3, Rody Brainard $4, Total $33.  MONROE TOWNSHIP:  John Kauf $7, Caroline Weisley $5, Elizabeth McCreary $5, Sarah Fry $5, Drusilla Pike $3, Total $24.  BUTLER TOWNSHIP:  Wesley White $5.  TROY TOWNSHIP:  Cicero Castor $2, Chester Rooker $2, Henry Grubb $2, Silas Beverstock $2, Emma C. Coulter $5, Total $13.  WORTHINGTON TOWNSHIP:  John Simmons $2, Rachel McDaniel $5, Wm. Stull $3, Total $9.  JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP:  Mrs. John Shain [Spain ?] $5, Jacob Hissong $3, John Byerly $3, Total $11.  BLOOMINGGROVE TOWNSHIP:  P.S. Kirderdall $2, John Nelson $2, George Welling $2, Andrew Valentine $2, Total $8.  SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP:  Mellissa Ricksecker $3, Chas. Hannon $3, Total $6.  MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP:  Eli Butler $2.  PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP:  Lyman Kirkendall $5, Elizabeth Frost $4, Total $9.  CASS TOWNSHIP:  Sarah Garrett $3.  WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP:  Wm. Wigle $3.  Adjourned to meet Monday, August 22d.

Amy E. Armstrong, Monday, October 15, 2007


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