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Beach, Abijah I. -- Dr. Abijah I. Beach calmly breathed his last Tuesday morning at half past four o'clock, aged 78 years, 1 month and 19 days.  He had been failing for sometime, and several weeks prior to his death was overcome with a stupor which lasted until the end came.  He could scarcely move any part of his body, and was apparently unconscious of everything around him.  His life was one of much activity and enterprise, and he accumulated considerable wealth.  His executors are F.M. Fitting, of this place, L.J. Bonar, of Mansfield, and Mr. McIntire, of Mt. Vernon.  The funeral took place Wednesday, at one o'clock, and he was buried under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity.  --  [Bellville Star:  07 December 1882, Vol. 6, No. 10]

Beach, Charlie -- We have just learned within the last few days of the death of one of Bellville's old citizens familiarly known as doctor Charlie Beach.  Many of his old friends are yet here who will remember his pleasant, genial ways and his kindness as friend and physician.  He died at the home of his son Horace, at Tarragat, Iowa, after a lingering illness caused by an abscess of the brain.  His son Boliver brought the remains back to Wellington for interment.  --  [Bellville Star:  28 March 1889, Vol. 12, No. 26]

Beach, J.J. -- J.J. Beach died suddenly in Mansfield, Sunday night, of heart disease, aged 74 years.  For twenty-five years he was agent for the U.S. Express Co.  --  [Bellville Star:  20 September 1883, Vol. 6, No. 51]

Beach, James -- DIED -- On June 27th., 1870, at the residence of Elijah Jones, of Consumption, JAMES BEACH, aged 65 years.  Funeral services conducted by Rev. D.W. Downey.  [Shelby Independent News;  07 July 1870, Vol. 2, No. 36]

Beach, John -- SUDDEN DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN.  The announcement on Monday morning that Mr. John Beach had suddenly died during the previous night was a shock to all, as immediately prior to his death he was in usual health, barring a slight cold, concerning which there was no cause for apprehension.  His sudden demise, in the opinion of the physicians, was the result of apoplexy of the heart.  Mr. Beach was seventy-three years of age, and for many years a resident of this city, where in all his dealings and associations he won the respect and esteem of his fellow citizens, by his manifold good qualities of head and heart.  For over twenty-five years Mr. Beach was manager of the United States Express office in this city, a position which he filled with credit to himself and fidelity to the Company.  The funeral of the deceased took place this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from his late residence, 31 West Second street.  [Ohio Liberal:  19 September 1883]

Beacher, Andrew -- d. 2/7/1868 at Ashland Co., Ohio;  44y;  b. Germany;  white;  cause:  lung fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bead, Mary -- d. 12/19/1867 at Mansfield;  71y, 9m, 10d;  b. Brown Co., Pa.;  housewife;  white;  cause:  illegible;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Beal, ---- -- Bellville.  A little child of Calvin Beal died on Tuesday morning.  --  [Bellville Star:  21 June 1888, Vol. 11, No. 39]

Beal, ----  -- Bellville.  The 12-months-old child of Mr. & Mrs. Amos Beal died Thursday night.  The funeral was held from the home Saturday forenoon conducted by Rev. A.E. Wrentmore of the Disciple Church.  Interment near Ankneytown.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  22 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 23]

Beal, ---- -- Tuesday.  The infant child of Dr. J.T. Beal, of Ontario, died yesterday morning and will be buried this afternoon at 2 o'clock.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 October 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 21]

Beal, Abe -- Independence.  Abe Beal died Thursday afternoon.  --  [Bellville Star:  22 September 1887, Vol. 10, No. 52]

Beal, Asa -- The remains of Asa Beal, were removed, last Saturday, from the old vault in the Cemetery to the elegant structure erected for them near the entrance, which is both a vault and a costly ornament.  --  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  22 November 1894, Vol. 7, No. 28]

Beal, Asa G.

Beal, Asa G. -- Early this (Thursday) morning our town and community were thrown into a fever of excitement as the sad news spread like wild-fire that Asa Beal had been found about 4 o'clock by his mother lying dead in the front yard.  The facts in the case, as near as can be learned, are these:  Asa had been celebrating the 4th. along with the rest of the boys, and going home at a late hour feeling no doubt somewhat tough from the effects of his fun, took a dose of morphine to make him sleep, which he was often accustomed to, but, being in the dark, accidentally got too much and lay down under a tree in the front yard to sleep, never to awake again on earth, and consequently trod the path many have trod before him.  Coroner Maglott came down from Mansfield and held an inquest, returning on the local.  But as his decision has been reserved we can not here give the result of the inquest.  Asa G. Beal was a man considerably above the average in intelligence and possessed a great many more good qualities than he was given credit for.  This in a measure caused him to look more often on the dark side of life than he should.  When he was a friend to a man he was a friend indeed, and nothing was too much for him to do to show or manifest friendship.  The funeral will take place from the house next Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.  Rev. C.S. Cliffe will preach the funeral sermon.  The remains will be interred in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 July 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 8]

Beal, Daniel -- INDEPENDENCE, OHIO -- July 24, 1872 -- Mr. DANIEL BEAL, died July 23d., 1872, at 6:23 o'clock A.M. He suffered with rheumatism beyond description, and he murmured not -- apparently having the patience of Job. The neighbors all felt the impress of his pious character, and acted accordingly, as the best order prevailed throughout all the duties which devolved upon them. Rev. Henry Keller preached his funeral, July 24th.., 1872.  -- [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY: 26 July 1872, Vol. 1, No. 22]

Beal, Elizabeth (Lowry) -- Elizabeth Beal died, Sunday, Sept. 6, 1903, aged 67 years, 3 months and 9 days.  The obsequies took place from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Donough, on Main Street, Bellville, Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m.  Interment in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  11 September 1903, Vol. 11, No. 36]

Beal, Elizabeth (Lowry) -- After a lingering illness of months' duration, Mrs. Samuel Beal departed this life at the home of her son Calvin Beal, Sunday morning, Sept. 6, 1903.  Elizabeth Lowry was born May 27, 1836.  March 17, 1853 she was united in marriage to Samuel Beal who preceded her in death about four years ago.  This union was blessed with six children, three sons and three daughters.  She is survived by four children and nine grandchildren.  She united with the Disciple church at Palmyra about 25 years ago, where she remained a faithful member until her death.  She was a kind mother a good neighbor and a steadfast friend.  Funeral took place from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Donaugh, on Tuesday Sept. 8, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. O.L. Cook, of Lexington.  Interment in Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  25 September 1903, Vol. 11, No. 38]

Beal, Franklin -- Franklin Beal was born in Worthington Township, Richland Co., Ohio, on the 28th. of September, 1837, and died of rheumatism of the heart April 12th., 1884.  The deceased was a man of good judgment and skilled in a financial point of view.  He was also a person of veracity in the true sense of the word.  And while he was possessed of a courageous spirit, yet at the same time sympathy was the preponderating element of his soul.  In time of trouble, affliction or death we may say without hesitation, that few were his equal and none his superior.  To spend long wearisome and watchful nights around the couch of the sick and dying and speak a word of sympathy or encouragement to them seemed to be the greatest duty devolving upon him.  In this we must say well done good and faithful servant.  In speaking of the departed the general remark is, "Frank will be missed more than any other one in the community of Ankneytown."  He leaves a companion, one daughter Mrs. Eugene R. Leedy, and one son Ezra, to mourn his departure, who feeling that they have lost an affectionate husband and father.  -- I.N.  --  [Bellville Star: 23 April 1885, Vol. 8, No. 30]

Beal, Gayle Charles -- Mansfield - Gayle Charles Beal, 67, of 143 Daniell Drive, Smyrna, Ga., widow of Wendell W. Beal, died Saturday in Santa Maria Hospital, Santa Maria, Calif.  She was born Dec. 28, 1914, in Wisconsin and lived in Galion part of her life.  She was a graduate of Galion High School.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John (Opal) Cook of Elkhart, Ill., and Mrs. Thomas (Naomi) Zagar of Santa Maria, Calif.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Wappner Funeral Directors. Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal: March 1, 1982, p.7A).

Beal, Gottlieb -- Gottlieb Beal died Sunday morning after a protracted illness, at his home about four miles south of here, which he occupied thirty-nine years, and was buried Tuesday at the Dunkard church, near Ankenytown, Rev. J.W. Kapp, of this place, conducting the ceremonies.  Mr. Beal was born in Wittenberg, Germany, December 29th., 1809, and was therefore in his 75th. year when he died.  Just before leaving for this country, his father had his money stolen, and was obliged to make the voyage on credit.  Upon the arrival of the family at this side of the water, all its members were advertised and sold for service to Dr. Shanabarger, at auction, where they worked for three years.  At the age of nineteen Mr. Beal came from Pennsylvania to Ohio, but after one month returned.  He followed shoe making between 1820 and 1825.  In 1845 he again came to this state and settled in Worthington Twp.;  and during the same year moved to the farm on which he died.  He married Barbara Rhodes, daughter of Samuel R. & Catharine (Reed) Rhodes, in Huntingdon County, Pa., Dec. 29th., 1833, who with their two daughters, Catharine and Sarah, survives him.  --  [Bellville Star:  27 March 1884, Vol. 7, No. 26]

Beal, Jno. -- d. 2/15/1869 at Jefferson Twp.;  1y, 2m, 10d;  b. Jefferson Twp.;  no cause listed  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Beal, Matilda

Beal, Margaret Elizabeth (Teeter) -- On Tuesday evening, December 2, Mrs. Israel Beal was found dead in a field 80 rods from her home.  She had started for Pleasant Hill church where revival services were being held, and it is thought that her death was caused by heart failure before she could reach her destination.  The body was found by a searching party after her husband became alarmed when she did not return home at the time she was expected.  Margaret Elizabeth Beal, who was 76 years of age at the time of her death was the daughter of John and Elmira Cramer Teeter.  She was born July 10, 1854 in Richland County and lived most of her life in this vicinity.  On September 23, 1890 she was married to Israel Beal and went to live at the farm home three miles south of Bellville where she resided until her death.  Her husband, Israel Beal, a brother, A.J. Teeter, of Fairmount, Ind., a sister, Mrs. Mina Adams of Columbus, and two stepsons, Harley of Bellville, and Archie of Fredericktown, survive.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the church at Ankneytown.  Rev. H.F. Bartlett of the Pleasant Hill church officiated.  Burial was made in the Ankneytown cemetery.  [Bellville Star:  11 December 1930, Vol. 9, No. 36]

Beal, Mary C. (Morgan) -- Mary C. Beal, March 3, 1888, departed this life at the age of 36 years, 3 months and 19 days.  She was the daughter of Mathias and Rebecca Morgan, and the wife of Israel Beal.  She was born in Darke Co., Ohio, Nov. 14, 1851.  She came to Richland Co., in 1869, and was married to Israel Beal, Aug. 21st., 1870.  She was the mother of three children, two of whom survive her, the youngest only one year old.  The oldest son preceded its mother about nine years.  She united with the United Brethren Church at Pleasant Hill in the year 1876 under the pastorship of D.F. Senders, and lived a devoted Christian life until death.  She leaves a husband and two children, a father, mother, two sisters and four brothers to mourn her loss;  all being present at the burial except her mother and one brother.  The funeral services took place on Monday the 6th., and the remains were interred in the John Steele Cemetery.  The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. W.H. Amsbaugh.  --  [Bellville Star:  08 March 1888, Vol. 11, No. 24]

Beal, Mary E. (Geary) -- Bellville.  Died, at Upper Sandusky, Feb. 18th., Mrs. Mary E. (Geary) Beal, wife of John S. Beal, aged 40 years, 7 months and 14 days.  She was born near this place;  united with the Presbyterian church here in 1859;  was married to John S. Beal, May 9, 1869.  She died of slow consumption, from which she suffered ten years and bore her affliction with Christian resignation.  --  [Bellville Star:  28 February 1884, Vol. 7, No. 22]

Beal, Mrs. Franklin -- Mt. Carmel.  Nearly everybody in this locality attended the funeral of Mrs. Franklin Beal, which took place from the residence of E.R. Leedy at 10 a.m., Monday.  Services were held in the Ankenytown Church, conducted by Rev. Cook, of Lexington.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  26 October 1906, Vol. 14, No. 39]

Beal, Mrs. Israel -- On Tuesday evening, December 2, Mrs. Israel Beal was found dead in a field 80 rods from her home.  She had started for Pleasant Hill church where revival services were being held, and it is thought that her death was caused by heart failure before she could reach her destination.  The body was found by a searching party after her husband became alarmed when she did not return home at the time she was expected.  Margaret Elizabeth Beal, who was 76 years of age at the time of her death was the daughter of John and Elmira Cramer Teeter.  She was born July 10, 1854 in Richland County and lived most of her life in this vicinity.  On September 23, 1890 she was married to Israel Beal and went to live at the farm home three miles south of Bellville where she resided until her death.  Her husband, Israel Beal, a brother, A.J. Teeter, of Fairmount, Ind., a sister, Mrs. Mina Adams of Columbus, and two stepsons, Harley of Bellville, and Archie of Fredericktown, survive.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the church at Ankenytown.  Rev. H.F. Bartlett of the Pleasant Hill church officiated.  Burial was made in the Ankeytown cemetery.  [Bellville Star:  11 December 1930, Vol. 9, No. 36]

Beal, Nancy - Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock for Miss Nancy Beal, 48, who died in her home  here Tuesday, in charge of Rev. Joseph  M. O’Morrow.  Burial, in charge of A. A. Shafer, was made in Bellville cemetery.  Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Beal, three sisters, Mrs. M. F. Felt, of Toledo, Mrs. Mario Heffelfinger of Ashland and Mrs. Hazel Gatton of Bellville, and two brothers, Carl Beal of Mansfield and Gustave Beal of Bellville.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News- Journal:  Friday, March 31, 1933]

Beal, Nina (Stichler)

Beal, Riely -- d. 5/??/1868 at Mansfield;  23y;  marble cutter;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Mansfield  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths] **see:  Wm. Riley Beal.

Beal, Roy D. -- b. 10/30/1886;  d. 6/8/1964;  bur. Mansfield Memorial Park  [memorial card on file at the Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Beal, Sadie L. -- 90Y;  wid/o Harvey R.;  d. 9/12/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 1/9/1865 at Iowa;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 9/12/1955 & 9/13/1955]

Beal, Sarah Olive -- Little Sarah Olive Beal, youngest child of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Beal, passed away, on last Saturday morning, after a brief illness of plural pneumonia.  His [sic.] age was 10 months, 22 days.  Funeral was held Monday at the residence, conducted by Rev. H.J. Young.  Burial was made in the Ankenytown Cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  01 March 1923, Vol. 4, No. 9]

Beal, William -- 81Y:  d. 5/24/1956 at home, Mansfield;  b. 4/16/1875 at Bellville;  h/o Pearl Moores;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ 5/25/1956]

Beal, William Riley -- d. 5/14/1868 at Mansfield;  22y, 9m, 12d;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Beale, Sharpless -- Sharpless Beale died Thursday a.m. at 2:55 o'clock, aged 78 years, 1 month and 21 days.  Funeral from his late residence, No. 117 South Diamond Street, Saturday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  14 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 4]

Beam, ---- -- bur. 4/1888 at Mansfield Cem., inward convulsions;  3d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Beam, Anna -- Anna, wife of George Beam, died Monday at the age of 66 years and 4 months.  Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Buesser officiating.  [Mansfield Herald:  23 May 1889]

Beam, Anna C. -- Bellville.  Died, at the residence of A.B. Phiel, three miles southeast of Bellville, Anna C. Beam, aged 80 years.  She leaves 7 children, and 46 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.  She lived and died a Christian.  --  [Bellville Star:  17 April 1884, Vol. 7, No. 29]

Beam, Arthur -- Arthur, the 6-months-old son of Earnest Beam and wife, died Wednesday from an attack of cholera infantum.  The funeral occurred at 3 p.m. from the family home, No. 224 North Diamond Street.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  17 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 51]

Beam, Estella E. -- bur. 11/1888 at Mansfield Cem., convulsions;  7m, 17d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Beam, George -- Geo. Beam died early Monday morning at his home on West Johns street, at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 3 days.  Funeral from the German Lutheran church Wednesday afternoon at 1:00.  Rev. Beusser officiating.  [Mansfield Herald:  16 January 1890, Vol. 49, No. 9]

Beam, George -- DIED, Jan. 13, at 2 a.m., at his residence, 101 North Mulberry, George Beam, aged 79 years.  Funeral from the residence Jan. 15, at 1 p.m.  The deceased was a soldier in the Mexican war.  [Mansfield Evening News:  13 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 265]

Beam, George -- Mansfield.  The remains of George Beam, who died yesterday morning, will be interred from the German Evangelical church, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, the Rev. F. Buesser officiating.  [Mansfield Evening News:  14 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 266]

Beam, George -- Monday.  George Beam died at his home on West Johns Street at 2:30 o'clock this morning.  The deceased was 78 years, 8 months and 3 days old.  He has no near relatives living, with the exception of Henry Beam, on Park Avenue West, who is a nephew.  Mrs. Beam died the 9th. of May last and since that time the old gentleman has been living alone.  Rev. Buesser will preach the funeral sermon and the deceased will probably be buried from the German Lutheran church, Wednesday, at 1 o'clock.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 35]

Beam, Henry -- bur. 6/25/1879 at Mansfield Cem., dropsy;  75y, 7m  [Ohio Liberal:  09 July 1879]

Beam, Henry -- Henry Beam, an old German resident of this city for many years, died of dropsy at his home on the Lexington Road last Wednesday at four o'clock P.M.  The funeral was held Friday morning at nine o'clock.  The deceased was 75 years and 7 months old.  [Ohio Liberal:  02 July 1879]

Beam, John -- bur. 11/26/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  3y;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Beam, Leah (Johns)  -- Mrs. Leah Beam, wife of Samuel Beam, died on Tuesday last of congestion of the bowels at the residence of her husband on Water Street, this city, aged 44 years and 10 months.  She was the oldest daughter of David Johns who resides a couple of miles east of Mansfield.  The funeral services were had at the Disciple Church on Thursday last.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 March 1877]

Beam, Leah (Johns) -- bur. 3/13/1877 at Mansfield Cem., hernia;  44y, 10m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 April 1877]

Beam, Margaret (Bachelder) -- LEXINGTON.  Mrs. Ella Kell attended the funeral of Mrs. Margaret Beam at Mansfield, Friday, who died at her home, two miles east of Mansfield, Wednesday afternoon, due to cerebral hemorrhage.  She was 66 years of age and is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. Amanda Calver;  and four brothers:  William, Daniel, John and Nicholas Bachelder, all living in Morrow County.   [Richland County Leader:  21 May 1920, Vol. 1, No. 24]

Beam, Mary -- bur. 5/4/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  32y;  res. Mansfield [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Beam, Mary A. (Spain) -- Mrs. Ann Beam, an aged lady who resides with Mrs. Sheriff, was found dead in bed Saturday morning.  Funeral was held Monday.  Interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  31 August 1906, Vol. 14, No. 31]

Beam, Mary A. (Spain) -- Mrs. Mary A. Beam, nee Spain, was found dead in bed Saturday morning, Aug. 24th.  Death was due to paralysis.  Deceased was born in Cleveland, June 29th., 1838, aged 65 years, 1 month and 26 days.  Mrs. Beam united with the M.E. church of Bellville about 17 years ago.  She lived a Christian life and died believing in her Savior.  She leaves two brothers to mourn her departure, George, in Colorado, and Henry, in Bellville;  also nieces and nephews.  She had lived with her niece, Mrs. Sheriff, for the past five years.  Mary A. Spain was united in marriage to Elsa Beam, Nov. 29th., 1878.  Mr. Beam preceded her 25 years ago.  Interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery.  Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Orrin Sheriff, of Fredericktown;  Warren Spain, of Widowsville, and George Spain, of Lexington.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  07 September 1906, Vol. 14, No. 32]

Beam, May -- May, the 5-year-old daughter of Jacob C. Beam, died Thursday afternoon of diphtheria.  [Mansfield Herald:  07 November 1889, Vol. 39, No. 51]

Beam, May -- Friday.  May, the six-years-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Beam, died yesterday of diphtheria and was buried this afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 25]

Beam, Mrs. George -- Thursday.  The funeral of Mrs. Geo. Beam took place yesterday from the German Lutheran Church, Rev. F. Buesser, officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 May 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 1]

Beamer, Josephine -- 71Y;  Died 6/24/1956 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  Born 7/29/1884 at Havana, O.  [MNJ 6/25/1956]

Bean, Mrs. Herbert. -Word was received in the city Sunday morning from Loudonville, which announced the death of Mrs. Herbert Bean. Mr. And Mrs. Bean lived here recently, the former having charge of the tailoring department at the reformatory. At Loudonville Mr. Bean is landlord of a hotel and his many friends sympathize with him in his sorrow. Mrs. Bean has been in poor health for many months and the last few weeks suffered greatly. Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Bean and Gerald Bean and Mrs. A. J. Summerville, of this city, were in attendance at the funeral which took place Monday afternoon. Mrs. Bean passed away Saturday night. Submitted by Faye and Jean [The Mansfield News: Monday, October 5, 1903]

Bear, Elizabeth ( ) Cole -- Mrs. Elizabeth Bear died last Friday morning at 3 o'clock at the home of Daniel Kohler, north of town, where she has been living.  She was 87 years old, having been born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1814.  She was married twice, and leaves seven children by her first husband, Mr. Cole, thirty grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Her children are Mrs. Susan Kohler, of Ashland;  Mrs. Esther Amsbaugh, of Windsor;  Mrs. Anna Pingley, Reuben Cole and Henry Cole, of Mansfield, Daniel Cole, Ganges, and Aaron Cole, of Mifflin.  The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with burial at Windsor.  The funeral was conducted by Elder A. Lance, a Mennonite minister from Lexington, deceased being a member of that church.  [Mansfield News: 29 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 153 as reprinted from the Ashland (OH) Press]

Bear, Louise (Wyrich) -- Butler.  Mrs. Mary Lafferty received a telegram Monday night that her aunt, Mrs. Louise Bear, nee Wyrich, of Fayette, had died that afternoon.  She was a resident of this vicinity in her younger days.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  14 September 1906, Vol. 14, No. 33]

Bear, Tillie

Beard, Burt. -- Monday.  Burt. Beard, hired hand at Marcus Day's farm near Lexington, died very suddenly Saturday evening with inflammation of the bowels.  The deceased leaves a wife and one child and was a nephew of Miller and Merchant Carter.  Later -- A post mortem held by Dr. Reed revealed a perforation of the stomach due to chronic ulceration.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 2]

Beard, Mrs. Jacob (nee Lewis) -- Mrs. Jacob Beard died Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock at her home 57 High Street after an illness of several months.  The lady was born in Mifflin Twp., Richland County, 58 years ago.  She was a daughter of Nathan Lewis and wife, one of the pioneer families of the country and was well and favorably known.  Mr. & Mrs. Beard have been residents of this city for about three years, having lived on a farm in Mifflin Township throughout their wedded life, but Mrs. Beard's failing health decided them to move to the city.  No children were born to their marriage.  The funeral will take place Friday afternoon from the late residence on High Street.  The Rev. Dr. Wiles will deliver a funeral address.  [Semi-Weekly News:  20 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 67]

Beasor, Courtney

Beasore, George -- Thursday.  George Beasore, aged about 70 years, one of the prominent Democrats of Monroe Township, died at his home yesterday afternoon.  The deceased had for some time been suffering with a stomach disease, which caused his death.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 14]

Beasore, Robinson H. -- d. 11/1/1871 at Monroe Twp.;  11m;  single;  b. Monroe Twp.;  s/o S. & S. (Robinson) Beasore;  white;  cause of death = flux;  res.  Monroe Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Beattie, Edgar C. -- Edgar C. Beattie, aged 26 years, died Saturday night at the Emergency Hospital in Mansfield.  He had been at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Reed, at Mansfield, for several weeks.  He was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon to undergo an operation, but death resulted before he could be operated upon.  He leaves a mother and one sister.  The remains were brought to Bellville Wednesday.  Services were held at the home of L.M. Gardner and interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  12 January 1906, Vol. 13, No. 50]

Beattie, Eliza (Cook) -- Died -- Of Typhoid Pneumonia, at the family residence, Washington Tp., Richland Co, O., on Wednesday morning, Dec. 28th., 1884, Mrs. Eliza Beattie, beloved wife of Mr. Robert Beattie Sr., in the 44th. year of her age.  The relations of the deceased have thus met with a severe trial.  Her death was an unexpected event.  After a sickness of brief duration, she was summoned to go the way of all flesh.  Amidst a large concourse of weeping friends, her mortal remains were deposited, Thursday last, is the cold grave -- "the house appointed for all living".  But it is a consolation for the bereaved husband and children, the near and dear kindred, to know that their loss is her gain.  To them all the inspired exhortation is addressed, to "sorrow not, even as others, which have no hope".  She was ready to die.  Yes, she is gone where seraphs their immortality on life's fair tree, hard by the Throne of God."  Early in life, Mrs. Beattie (then Miss Cook) dedicated herself to the Savior.  At 17 years of age, she made a public profession of Christ, by uniting with the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, Ohio.  For several years past she has been a member of the Presbyterian church, of Lexington, Ohio.  Most exemplary and devoted her life has been to the cause of her e------- to the Church of her adoption.  She has left behind the testimony of a good conscience -- of godly  sincerity.  To this, all who knew her can subscribe.  This is no formal panegyric to the dead.  It is simply giving publicity to departed worth.  As a wife, mother, sister, church member and neighbor, the departed one will be greatly missed.  But shall we not allow with submission to the will of our Heavenly Father?  By this bereavement may each survivor be constrained to live of "faith upon the Son of God", and to prepare for "the inheritants of the saints in light."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 32]

Beattie, Mrs. William -- Monday.  Mrs. Beattie, aged 70, relict of William S. Beattie, who has been living at the residence of her brother, Geo. C. Wise, of East Fourth Street, died quite suddenly yesterday noon.  Mrs. Beattie had for many years been suffering from heart trouble but yesterday morning felt much better than usual.  About 10 o'clock she sustained a severe attack, became unconscious and died at the hour above stated.  She was well known to the older residents of the city.  Mrs. Beattie leaves one brother, Mr. Wise and a sister, Mrs. John O'Donald, of Minneapolis, Minn.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. J.W. Hubbell, D.D., officiating, after which the remains will be interred in the Mansfield Cemetery.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 April 1893]

Beattie, William -- William Beattie, aged 30, died at his home on East Third Street, at 2:30 this morning, from the effects of a gun shot wound in the calf of his right leg received while hunting Monday morning.  The deceased leaves a wife and one child to mourn his death.  The funeral will be held at the family residence at 2:30 sun time, Sunday afternoon.  The circumstances surrounding Mr. Beattie's death are very sad.  In company with Thomas Bloor and Harry Henry on last Monday morning he repaired east of the city to enjoy a day's hunting.  While walking near the Pennsylvania track Bloor's gun accidentally exploded and the charge of shot entered Mr. Beattie's leg.  He was brought back to the city as soon as possible, but as he had lost a great amount of blood the surgeons did not deem it advisable to amputate the member.  He lingered until this morning, when he died.  The deceased was well known and was quite highly esteemed by the people of the city and his death will be a surprise to many friends.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 September 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 19]

Beattie, William C. -- William C. Beattie was born in Cumberland, Penn., Sept. 6, 1823, and died April 24, 1905.  The deceased was 81 years, 7 months and 18 days of age.  The services were held at his late residence on Church Street, Wednesday afternoon, April 26, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A.C. Rand assisted by Rev. J.F. Hersheiser.  Interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery.  When nine years of age, the deceased came to this country with his parents, who resided 3 miles from Lexington.  When at 30 he was united in marriage to Mary Knox, who died in 1876.  He was again married in 1878, to Susie Armstrong, from whom two children were born, Edgar and Bertha, both of whom survive him.  He united with the Presbyterian church in 1868 and was always a faithful member until the last few years, when his health would not permit him to attend longer.  He was a well known citizen and will be greatly missed by his many friends.  <poem omitted>  --  [Bellville Messenger:  05 May 1905, Vol. 13, No. 14]

Beattie, William C. -- Bellville.  Wm. C. Beattie who died April 24, 1905, was born in Harrisburg, Penn., Sept. 6, 1823.  When he was 9 years of age the family moved to a farm north of Lexington, on which is located the Beattie hill, where Mr. Beattie died in 1876.  In 1878 ---- ---- when he married Miss Mary Knox and moved to Bellville.  Mrs. Beattie died in 1876.  In 187_ he married Miss Susie Armstrong.  The funeral services were held at the residence, Wednesday, April 26th., 1905, at 2 p.m., conducted by his pastor, Rev. A.C. Rand, assisted by Rev. J.F. Hersheiser.  Interment in the Bellville Cemetery.  Mr. Beattie leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  05 May 1905]

Beatty, Daniel -- The remains of Daniel Beatty a former resident of Plymouth, and connected with the Northern Ohio railway in the capacity of roadmaster, but who of late has held the position of maintenance of ways, and who died at his home in Akron Saturday after a brief illness of pneumonia, was taken through Plymouth on No. 1 at 12:06 Monday afternoon to his old home in Danville, Ind., for burial.  Deceased was a man held in high esteem by railroad officials, a worthy citizen and a man much esteemed by all that had his acquaintance.  He is survived by his wife, one son, and a daughter, who have the sympathy of their many Plymouth friends.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  25 April 1914, Vol. 61, No. 23]

Beatty, Robert -- DIED -- In Washington Twp., Richland Co., Ohio, December 5th., 1872, Mr. ROBERT BEATTY, aged 81 years and 8 months.  -- [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY: 13 December 1872, Vol. 1, No. 42]

Beaty, Mrs. Charles -- Mrs. Charles Beaty, formerly from Shelby, died at Shiloh on Tuesday, May 20th., of consumption.  [Shelby Independent News:  29 May 1873, Vol. 5, No. 31]

Beauchamp, Eda Calabria -- d. 9/23/1955 at Ironwood, MI;  former Mansfield resident;  w/o Clifford Beauchamp;  b. 2/3/1899 at Fort Wayne, IN;  w/o John Calabria (d. 1941)  [MNJ 9/24/1955]

Beaumont, Albert -- bur. 12/1888 at Mansfield Cem., brain fever;  3y, 7m, 3d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Bechtel, Elizabeth -- Died, in Shelby on Friday, March 14th., 1873, Mrs. Elizabeth Bechtel, wife of Mr. David Bechtel, aged 54 years, 2 months and 4 days.  Funeral services were conducted by Elder Loenard of the Auburn Baptist Church of which the deceased was a consistent member for many years.  Her remains were interred in the new Cemetery.  [Shelby Independent News:  20 March 1873, Vol. 5, No. 21]

Bechtel, Elizabeth -- d. 3/14/1873 at Shelby;  54y;  married;  b. Ohio;  white;  cause - heart problems;  res. Sharon Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bechtel, Walter -- Independence.  Walter, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Bechtel, died Sunday afternoon.  --  [Bellville Star:  01 September 1888, Vol. 11, No. 49]

Bechtel, Walter -- Walnut Hill.  Walter, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Bechtel, died last Sunday at about 5 o'clock p.m.  He has been a sufferer from dropsy for about six weeks.  His age was about eight years.  He was buried at the Ankenytown Cemetery Tuesday a.m.  --  [Bellville Star:  01 September 1888, Vol. 11, No. 49]

Beck, ---- -- bur. 3/1886 at Mansfield Cem., still born  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Beck, Adam Sr. -- Adam Beck, Sr., died at his home, the rear of 146 West Fourth Street, Monday, May 6, at 10 o'clock p.m.  Mr. Beck has been ill for some time with a complication of diseases which finally terminated in dropsy.  The deceased was 84 years, 7 months and 3 days old, having been born Sept. 26, 1816 in Nieder, Modau, Hessedarmstadt, Germany.  Mr. Beck, together with his family, emigrated to this country and landed in new York, Nov. 18, 1833.  [*this date may be wrong, it is difficult to read]  On the twenty-eighth of the same month, the Beck family arrived in this city, and since that time the deceased has been a resident of Mansfield, in the neighborhood where he died.  Mrs. Beck died on the first day of January, 1892, and from that time the deceased has been living with his daughter, Elizabeth.  Five children are left to mourn the loss of a father, of whom Adam Jr., lives on Wood Street, George, at Crestline, Elizabeth Henry and Peter of this city.  The funeral services will be held in the St. Paul's Lutheran church, of which Mr. Beck was an active member, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The services will be conducted by the Rev. George Pruess in both English and German.  Henry Weaver, of Leesville, a nephew of the deceased, was called to the bedside of Mr. Beck, Monday and is the only relative of the Beck family who is known to be living.  [Mansfield News:  07 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 57]

Beck, B.W. -- Thursday.  B.W. Beck died at his home, No. 10 Pleasant Avenue, at 12:30 today.  The deceased was partially blind and about 79 years of age.  Mr. Beck is an old expressman, well known and has many friends, having been a resident here for 55 years.  He leaves a wife and three sons, N.J., W.H. and Elmer Beck.  The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 June 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 3]

Beck, Benjamin W. -- B.W. Beck died on Pleasant avenue at noon Thursday, aged 79 years.  Funeral Saturday afternoon.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  12 June 1890, Vol. 40, No. 30]

Beck, Benjamin W. -- Mansfield, June 05.  DIED, June 5, at 10 a.m. at his residence, 10 Pleasant Avenue, Benjamin W. Beck, aged about 75 years.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  05 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 78]

Beck, Charles -- 87Y;  d. 1/9/1954 at Madison Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 7/27/1866  [MNJ 1/10/1954]

Beck, Elizabeth -- Mrs. Elizabeth Beck, wife of Adam Beck, died at her residence on West Fourth Street, at 10 o'clock yesterday forenoon of heart failure, induced by a severe cold, which she contracted last week.  Mrs. Beck was born in Germany about sixty-nine years ago and has lived in Mansfield for the past thirty-eight years.  The funeral services will be held from the German Lutheran church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Bethelt officiating.  The deceased was a highly esteemed old lady and will be much missed by all who knew her.  She leaves a husband, four sons and one daughter to mourn her departure.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1892]

Beck, George -- WORRY IS SUPPOSED CAUSE OF SUICIDE - George Beck Takes Life At His Home On Sycamore Street. Last Seen Tuesday. After arranging his burial clothes, George Philip Beck fired a bullet through his head, at his home, 227 Sycamore street. The body was found last evening when Coroner L.H. LeBarre forced an entrance to the home. The coroner says the man had been dead at least two days. The dead man who lived alone, had been last seen Tuesday.  The dead man had been employed as a labor by (words unreadable) came to the home to the home on Sycamore street Wednesday and Thursday in search of his missing workman but was unable to gain entrance to the house. The supposition was that Beck might have gone out of town. He did not take his tools with him when he quit Tuesday evening.  Charles G. Marks, who lives near Beck home, yesterday reported to Police Captain Marks, a brother-in-law of the dead man, that Beck had not been seen since Tuesday. Captain Marks and Officer Robinson went to the Beck home but found the doors locked. Looking through a window, the officers could see a man's feet. They called Coroner LeBarre who forced an entrance to the house.  Investigation showed a bullet hole in the middle of the forehead, fired from a 32 caliber revolver. The man had evidently made arrangements for his burial. He had laid out two suits of clothes and clean under clothes. His watch and pocketbook were found on the chair, but no letter or note has yet been found. Undertaker Charles Wappner took charge of the body.  Worry over the sale of his property is the reason given by his neighbors for the rash deed. They say he had had several offers from real estate firms that wanted to buy the property. His employer is said to have advised Beck to sell his property, but he refused, saying he wanted to continue to live in this place where his wife had died 18 years before.  Mr. Beck was 64 years old. He is survived by one son, Philip G. Beck, of this city.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Wappner chapel. The services will be conducted by the Rev. G.A. Kienie, pastor of the St. John's Evangelical church, both funeral and burial to be private. Friends are asked to omit flowers.  Submitted by Gary.  [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL:  27 April 1918]

Beck, George P. -- d. 4/25/1868 at Mansfield;  44y [could read 34];  b. Germany;  laborer;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res:  Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Beck, Harry Newton -- Harry Newton Beck, aged 27 years, died this afternoon at his home, 132 West Sixth street, death being due to pneumonia, following influenza. He is survived by his wife and two children. The family came here recently from Mt. Vernon. The body was taken to Beelman & Sharp's morgue and prepared for burial. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley [Thursday 17 October 1918 p.4 Mansfield News]

Beck, Isaac R. -- Mr. Isaac R. Beck died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 20, at the residence of M.A. Kline, 122 S. Main street, aged 80.  Funeral at 2 p.m. Monday.  [Mansfield Herald:  26 September 1889, Vol. 39, No. 45]

Beck, Isaac R. -- Saturday.  Isaac R. Beck died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20th., at the residence of M.H. Kline, 122 South Main Street, aged 80 years.  Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 19]

Beck, John -- John Beck, a well known citizen of Mansfield, died Thursday evening about 9 o'clock at his home on East Third Street.  He was 76 years of age, was born in Germany, but came to this country many years ago.  He leaves two sons, Enoch and Charles Beck, of this city, and two daughter, Mrs. John Zellers and Mrs. Frank Nautz.  Funeral services at St. Peter's Catholic church, Saturday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Father F.A. Schreiber.  [Mansfield News:  05 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 106]

Beck, Leian E. -- Mansfield News Journal, 13 September 1979, p. 18

Beck, Louisa A. -- d. 1/18/1868 at Mansfield;  23y;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause:  lung complaint;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Beck, Mary Isabelle -- Saturday.  Mary Isabelle, the 10-year-old daughter of Philip Beck, died at the family residence at 6 o'clock last evening of diphtheria.  The funeral was held from their residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 July 1892]

Beck, Mary Johnson -- Mrs. Mary Johnson Beck, a resident of Mansfield for more than seventy years, died Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home on Pleasant Avenue, after having been in ill health for some time.  Mrs. Beck was born in Harrison County, Dec. 18, 1816, and was therefore aged 84 years, 6 months and 17 days.  In 1830 she and her mother, Mrs. Anne Carrothers Johnson, came to this city which has been her home ever since.  When she was 16 years of age she joined the First Presbyterian church and was a loyal and faithful member during her long life.  She was married June 25, 1835, to Benjamin Willetts Beck.  To them were born eleven children of whom three sons survive:  Nathan J. Beck, of Wood Street;  William H. Beck of Bella__;  and Elmer S. Beck, of West Sixth Street.  Mrs. Tavia J. Atcheson, of this city, is an adopted daughter.  Mr. Beck died June 5, 1890.  Funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the late home of the deceased on Pleasant Avenue, conducted by the Rev. Dr. D.J. Meese.  [Mansfield News:  06 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 133]

Beck, Mrs. J.N. -- Wednesday.  Mrs. J.N. Beck died this morning at the home of her husband on Wood Street of spinal meningitis.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 51]

Beck, Mrs. Philip -- Mrs. Philip Beck, 80 years of age, an old and highly respected resident of Mansfield, died at her home, 162 West Third Street at 1 o'clock this morning of paralysis with which she has been afflicted for nearly two years.  She leaves one son, Philip Beck, of this city, and four daughters, Lena Beck, Mrs. George Ahlheim, Mrs. Henry Remy, of Mansfield, and Mrs. John Sharp, of Loudonville (OH).  The funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the St. Paul's Lutheran church, conducted by the Rev. G.U. Preuss.   [Mansfield News:  08 August 1899]

Beck, Mrs. Philip -- HEART - Disease Caused The Sudden Death - OF MRS. PHILIP BECK - Lost Her Pocketbook and The Excitement Proved To Much For Her - Death came with a terrible swiftness to Mrs. Philip G. Beck of 227  Sycamore street Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock.  Mrs. Beck had attended the Ladies Aid society meeting at St. Johns Evangelical church during the afternoon and after the meeting went to Lanehart's warehouse to purchase some clover seed. While there, Mrs. Beck left her pocketbook and did not discover its loss until she was in a Main street car en route to her home.  The loss of the pocketbook naturally excited Mrs. Beck who stopped the car and walked back to the warehouse where she found the pocketbook. When she left the warehouse she met Mrs. George Knofflock Jr., and exclaimed, "I am getting sick." "I am going to die." Mrs. Beck was then taken to the home of Charles Mowry just above the warehouse where she sank to the floor in a heap. The husband who was employed at the Ohio Brass works was sent for and arrived just as Mrs. Beck was breathing her last. Drs. Stewart, Davis and McArthur were summoned but Mrs. Beck was beyond human aid. The cause of death was due to heart trouble.  The remains were taken to the home and prepared for burial. The funeral services will be given later. Mrs. Beck leaves a husband, son and an adopted daughter to mourn her untimely decease.  Submitted by Gary.  [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL:  30 March 1900]

Beck, Peter -- Three sudden deaths within three days is the ghastly and remarkable record which Mansfield has attained.  Two of them occurred on the same day.  On Friday, Jerry Fisher dropped dead, Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, Charles Schroeder, dropped dead at the home of his son-in-law, Chas. Bierla, and at noon Sunday, Peter Beck, the well known barber was found dead at his bath tub, at his home, 39 Augustine Avenue.  Mr. Beck complained Saturday evening of a headache but did not seem seriously indisposed and nothing was thought of it.  Sunday noon Mrs. Beck was upstairs doing some work while he was taking a bath on the first floor.  She heard a thud as of someone falling and coming down stairs was horrified by the sight of her husband breathing his last.  He gasped twice and was gone.  Drs. Stevens and Bushnell and Coroner Goodman were all at the house and agreed that medical attendance would have availed nothing.  Drs. Bushnell and Stevens were called to attend the brother and sister of the deceased who were made ill by the untimely death of their brother.  Mrs. Beck bore up wonderfully well under the strain considering that she is and has been for the past year and a half a semi-invalid.  Coroner Goodman will hold an inquest over the remains and will render his verdict in a few days.  The deceased was 48 years old last November.  He was born in Mansfield and has always lived here and during his long residence here had gained a large circle of friends and acquaintances who are shocked to hear of his untimely end.  He was known by all as an affable, kindhearted man, one ever willing to do another a good turn and extend the good right hand of fellowship.  He was a member of the local lodge of the Knights of Pythias.  "You can say he was the best man in the world" said Mrs. Beck when seen by a Shield reporter at her home this morning.  For the past year and a half, Mrs. Beck stated, she has been ill and during that time he has ever proved a kind and loving husband, one whose departure makes a not-to-be forgotten break in the family circle.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Tacy Beck, two brothers, Henry and Adam, and one sister, Miss Elizabeth Beck, all of this city.  The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, conducted by Rev. S.P. Long.  The services at the grave will be conducted by the Knights of Pythias.  A peculiar feature in connection with the death of Mr. Beck is the fact that Saturday he shaved Jerry Fisher, who died suddenly Friday, preparing him for burial.  At the time he remarked how natural Mr. Fisher looked.  On Sunday he was himself a corpse.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  24 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 9]

Beck, Philip -- d. 4/25/1868 at Mansfield;  44y, 11m, 28d;  b. Germany;  drayman;  white;  lung congestion;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Beck, Philip -- d. 4/25/1868 at Mansfield;  44y, 10m;  b. Germany;  drayman;  white;  cause:  asthma;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Beck, Philip G.  -- PHILIP G. BECK IS SUMMONED BY DEATH - Philip G. Beck died Sunday morning at 6:15 at his daughter's home at 227 Sycamore st. He was 50 years of age at the time of his death.  Mr. Beck was the son of George P. Beck and was born Jan. 23, 1879. He was employed at the Aultman-Taylor company until nine years ago when he was employed  at the Ohio Brass company. On May 11, 1903, he united in marriage to Miss Martha McNeil. He is survived by his wife, five children, Marion, George, Edgar, Charles, and Mrs. H.W. Keller, and one grandchild.  The funeral will be held from his daughter's home at 227 Sycamore st. Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev. LeRoy Hopper will conduct the service. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Wappner's funeral directors.  Submitted by Gary.  [MANSFIELD NEWS:  21 October 1929, p. 2]

Beck, Willie -- Willie, youngest son of Adam and Elizabeth Beck, died yesterday morning at 9½ o'clock at the residence of his parents, between Fourth and Bloom, west of Mulberry Street, aged 13 years and 3 months, after a long and lingering sickness of nearly eighteen months.  On the 24th. day of December, 1876, while Willie and a number of other boys were skating on the ice back of Mr. Renowden's, one of his school mates by the name of Thompson, thoughtlessly held a switch in front of Willie's skates and tripped him, which threw him and fractured bones  in the thigh of his left leg.  Since that time he has been confined to his bed, though through all his suffering he bore up cheerfully until the last.  His funeral will take place to-day at 3 o'clock P.M.  [Ohio Liberal:  19 June 1878]

Beckel, ____ -- Saturday.  A farmer named Beckel was instantly killed today near Lucas by west-bound P.F. passenger train No. 31 due here at 11:25 a.m.  Beckel was standing on the track watching east-bound train No. 4, which passes No. 31 at that point, and did not hear the approach of the fatal engine until too late to get away.  The deceased leaves a wife and family.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 July 1893]

Becker, ---- -- Thursday.  The 7-months-old son of George Becker and wife died at 3 o'clock this morning from a complication of diseases.  The funeral will be held from the family residence on Glessner Avenue at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  Rev. Gault will officiate.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 September 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 18]

Becker, Elmer J. -- d. 4/7/1868 at Plymouth;  5y, 11m, 17d;  b. Michigan;  white;  cause:  illegible;  res. Plymouth  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Becker, Frank -- Wednesday.  Frank Becker, the 13-year-old son of ex-Infirmary Directory Geo. Becker, died at his home on Henry Street, at 9 o'clock last night.  The lad was seized with an attack of whooping cough several weeks ago which settled on his lungs and caused his death.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home.  Rev. H.L. Wiles will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 September 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 18]

Becker, George -- bur. 4/1888 at Mansfield Cem., old age;  71y, 10m  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Becker, George

Becker, Harry H. -- 74Y;  d. 6/2/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 12/30/1879 at Mansfield;  former county clerk;  former deputy county auditor;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 6/3/1954]

Becker, John -- Friday -- John Becker died this morning at his home on South Sugar Street. Mr. Becker was one of the oldest residents of Mansfield, having reached the advanced age of 85 years. The funeral will be held Sunday from the residence at 2 p.m. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 01 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 38]

Becker, Maria -- d. 1/15/1868 at Mansfield;  52y, 1m, 26d;  b. Germany;  white;  cause:  typhoid fever;  res. Mansfield   [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Becker, Mary A. -- Mary A. Becker, aged 80 years, wife of John Becker, deceased, died Sunday, Aug. 30.  Funeral from her late residence, corner of Arch and Sugar Streets, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  01 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 71]

Becker, Viola May -- Died, in Ludlow, Ky., on the 10th. day of July, 1876, of cholera infantum, Viola May, only child of John L. and Ada m. Becker, aged 1 year, 4 months and 19 days.  <<verse omitted>>  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 July 1876]

Beckwith, Thomas -- bur. 3/24/1877 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  23y;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 April 1877]

Bedient, Harriett C.  -- George L. Brooks received word Monday of the death at Baltimore of Mrs. Harriett C. Bedient, wife of George H. Bedient.  Mr. and Mrs. Bedient and family formerly resided on Park Avenue east, Mr. Bedient at that time being manager of the Singer Sewing Machine Company of this district.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  11 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 20]

Beebe, Mrs. Daniel -- Mrs. Daniel Beebe, wife of Pennsylvania conductor, died at Ft. Wayne, Ind., rather suddenly Saturday night.  The news was telegraphed to a married sister at Crestline.  While reading the message the sister fell over and in a few minutes was dead.  Mrs. Beebe's remains were taken to Crestline and the sisters were buried there Tuesday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  29 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 9]

Beeber, Frank Otis -- 47Y;  d. 8/29/1955 at Dick's Tavern, Perrysville, OH;  b. 2/23/1908 at Jacksonville, AR;  s/o Oliver & Lily (Rhodes) Beeber;  Mansfield resident 1919-1955;  bur. Mansfield Memorial Park  [MNJ 8/30/1955]

Beech, ---- -- The 10-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. George Beech died at his home, 150 North Sugar Street, Sunday noon, after a long illness of typhoid fever.  Funeral services at the house Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  09 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 90]

Beech, James R. -- bur. 9/20/1877 at Mansfield Cem., inflammation of the bowels;  41y, 7m  [Ohio Liberal:  03 October 1877]

Beech, James W. -- d. 6/27/1871 at Plymouth Twp.;  single;  67y;  b. New York;  silversmith;  white;  cause = old age;  res. Plymouth Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Beecham, ---- -- Plymouth.  After a long and severe illness Mr. Beecham died at his residence this morning.  Mr. Beecham was 78 years of age and was one of the first settlers here.  [Mansfield Herald:  14 October 1886]

Beekman, Abraham Duryea -- Monday.  Abraham Duryea Beekman died at Plymouth, Dec. 29, aged 56 years, 3 months and 2 days.  The deceased practiced law in this county for several years and was well and favorably known here by old residents.  The funeral took place New Year's Day.  The services were conducted by Rev. H.S. Place.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 34]

Beeler, J.W. -- I.O.O.F. Funeral.  The funeral of J.W. Beeler will take place from the P., Ft. W. & C. depot Wednesday, August 20th., at 12:35 standard time.  The members are requested to meet at the Lodge room at 12:30 sharp sun time, to march to the depot and receive the corpse.  The interment will take place at Washington Village and as many of the brethren as can possibly attend are requested to provide themselves with conveyances and accompany the remains to the cemetery.  [Mansfield Herald:  21 August 1890, Vol. 40, No. 40]

Beeler, John -- Washington.  Mr. Wesley McBride, of Waterloo, Indiana, came here on Wednesday to attend the obsequies of his brother-in-law, John Beeler.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 August 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 14]

Beeler, John -- Washington.  Died, Monday, at Canton, O., John Beeler, aged 36 years.  Deceased was buried in the village cemetery on Wednesday under the asupices of the I.O.O.F. of Mansfield.  Services were held in the Congregational Church, Rev. W.S. Albright of the Methodist Church officiating.  Mr. Beeler joined the Methodist Church when 16 years of age, having been a member in good standing for the past 20 years.  The deceased was married to Miss Nellie Sirplis, of this place, in 1877;  he leaves a wife and an adopted daughter, Miss Dollie Pittenger Beeler.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 August 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 14]

Beeler, Margaret N. -- bur. 3/20/1878 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  26y, 10m  [Ohio Liberal:  03 April 1878]

Beelman, B.F. -- DIED -- At Cleveland, Nov. 18, of dropsy, Mr. B.F. BEELMAN, of Plymouth, aged 24 years, 7 months and 4 days. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 29 November 1883, Vol. 34, No. 2

Beelman, Calvin A. -- The remains of Calvin A. Beelman, a former well known Plymouth man, and who died at his home in Saginaw, Mich., at an early hour Monday morning were brought here over the S., N. & M. electric at 6:41 Wednesday evening, and taken to the home of Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Waite on Broadway, old time friends, and funeral services being held from the Chapel Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.H.C. Manifold, pastor of the Lutheran church.  The deceased was for long years a resident of Plymouth, being a member of the firm of the Beelman Novelty Works, served in the war, and was aged 72 years at the time of his death, which was caused from heart trouble.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, beside one brother and a sister.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  21 February 1914, Vol. 61, No. 14]

Beelman, Calvin A. -- Calvin A. Beelman was born one mile east of Plymouth, Nov. 14, 1841;  died at Saginaw, Mich., Feb. 16, 1914, aged 72 years, 3 months and 2 days.  When the war broke out and at the age of 19 he enlisted at Lincoln's first call for troops in May, 1861, for three months service, with other Plymouth boys.  After going into camp at Cleveland for two months he re-enlisted for 3 years in Co. D., 32nd. O.V.I., serving the fore part of the war in West Virginia, thence to the siege of Vicksburg and the capture of that city July 4, 1863.  After this he was all through the Atlanta campaign, participating in all the great battles in and around Atlanta, Ga., and then with Sherman's march to the sea.  He served as a soldier over 3 years and 4 months.  The large flag which covered the casket was presented to the deceased by Mrs. A.T. Ferrell on his 66th. birthday anniversary, and at his request was buried with the body.  After his discharge he returned to Plymouth and lived there until 1880, when he moved to Cleveland and in 1892 moved to Saginaw, Mich., where he has resided up to the time of his death.  He leaves a wife, one daughter Minnie Walton, and one grandson and one granddaughter, Tom and Gould, one great-granddaughter, and one brother, M.B. Beelman and one sister, Mrs. DuBois of Cleveland, with a host of other relatives and friends, to mourn his death.  His remains were brought to Plymouth for burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Thursday, Feb. 19.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  28 February 1914, Vol. 61, No. 15]  

Beelman, Daniel M. -- Daniel M. Beelman, one of our well known and much respected residents, and who for several months has been in declining health, passed away at his home on High Street, Thursday night.  Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.  Obituary will appear in our next issue.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  26 September 1914, Vol. 61, No. 45]

Beelman, Daniel M. -- Daniel M. Beelman was born January 15, 1849, in Cumberland County, Pa., and departed this life at his home in Plymouth, Sept. 24, 1914, aged 65 years, 8 months and 9 days.  He moved with his parents to Ohio at the age of 19 years, locating near Chicago Junction, where he lived until 1879.  He was united in marriage with Susan J. Upp, Dec. 28, 1871, and to this union was born seven children, four girls and three boys.  From Chicago Junction he moved to the farm south of Plymouth, and resided there until nine years ago, when he moved to Plymouth and has lived a retired life till the day of his death.  Mr. Beelman was a man of stalwart character, honorable in his dealings, and a splendid citizen.  He loved his family and looked well to their comfort.  He leaves one brother, an affectionate and faithful wife, 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn his death.  Funeral services were held from his late home on High Street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. R.H. Balmer, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, the services being attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends who had gathered to pay their last respects to their friend, neighbor and highly respected fellowman.  Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery, six of the nephews of the deceased acting as pallbearers.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  03 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 46]

Beelman, Ellan J. -- Ellan J. Beelman, widow of the late B.F. Beelman, died Tuesday night at No. 5800 Hough Ave., Cleveland, O.  They resided up to 1878 at Plymouth, O., when they moved to Cleveland.  She was 63 years old and will be buried beside her husband at Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland, O., Thursday afternoon, March 25, 1915.  She leaves one granddaughter and a host of friends.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  27 March 1915, Vol. 62, No. 18]

Beelman, Hazelius H. — Hazelius H. Beelman, for many years engaged in business in Mansfield and one of the city’s leading citizens, died Sunday morning at 1:45 o’clock after a long illness at his home, 162 West First Street.  For the past eight years he has been more or less of an invalid, and during the last three years, he has been practically bedfast and blind.  Death came as a relief to his long period of suffering.  Born in Smithville, Sept. 10, 1852, Mr. Beelman early in life became associated with his father in the furniture and undertaking business, and he was the fourth generation of the family to follow that line.  Removing to Bloomville in 1875, this line of business was followed until Mr. Beelman removed to Mansfield in 1894.  The business has been continued here during this period for the greater part under the firm name of H.H. Beelman and company.  Owing to the condition of his health, Mr. Beelman was compelled to retire to some extent from his business activities eight years ago.  Three years ago he retired from the firm, and his son, Charles C. Beelman, and E.L. Sharp assumed active control of the business which he founded and which has been continued ever since.  Mr. Beelman was a member of the First Presbyterian church, and was active when his health permitted.  He was also a member of Mansfield Lodge, No. 19, I.O.O.F., Madison Lodge No. 26, Knights of Pythias, and also the Red Men, Foresters and Maccabees lodges.  Besides his widow, to whom he was married about forty-seven years ago, Mr. Beelman is survived by a son, Charles C. Beelman, and one grandchild.  Private funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the family home, conducted by the Rev. Dr. E.M. McMillin, of the First Presbyterian church.  Interment will be in the mausoleum at the Mansfield Cemetery, with Mansfield Lodge of Odd Fellows in charge of the services.  Friends may call from 7 to 10 o’clock this evening and 10 to 12 o’clock Tuesday morning.  [unidentified Mansfield newspaper:  07 February 1921]

Beelman, Jacob

Beelman, John -- Plymouth.  Sunday evening about 10 o'clock John Beelman, of this place passed away to his eternal rest.  He was familiarly known as "Uncle John" and "Boss" and in fact either one of those terms was always applied in speaking of him.  He had been sick for two months, first being attacked with la grippe and that together with diabetes, a complain he has suffered from four years, proved too much for a man of his years and grim death claimed another victim.  He was 72 years of age.  Uncle John had been in the furniture and undertaking business for 30 or 40 years and was one of the oldest residents of this place.  He was an excellent Christian man, a loving husband and an upright and honest business man.  He leaves a widow, never having any children of their own, but he and his estimable wife were as father and mother to four children of a sister of Mrs. Beelman's, whom they cared for until years of maturity.  The funeral services were held in the Lutheran church, Wednesday afternoon, April 9, at 2 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  09 April 1890, Vol. 6, No. 29]

Beelman, Kate (Hull)  -- The death of Mrs. Charles S. Beelman, 63, a well known and prominent Fremont woman took place Thursday evening, February 4, at 7:30 at her late residence, corner of Hayes Avenue and Wood Street and came as a sudden shock and surprise to members of the family and many friends in spite of the fact that Mrs. Beelman had been in failing health for some months.  Heart failure was given as the immediate cause of the sudden passing of Mrs. Beelman.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the family home and will be conducted by Dr. U.S. Bartz, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, where Mrs. Beelman had been an active, faithful and hard working member of the congregation.  The interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.  Mrs. Beelman had been in poor health for nearly a year, having been stricken in June of last year, but of late her condition had shown a gratifying improvement and Thursday was feeling quite strong and had been in good spirits all day.  Early in the evening she complained of her inability to breathe properly, then a sudden change for the worse was manifest and death soon resulted.  The deceased was born in New Haven, Ohio, on Jan. 17, 1852.  Her maiden name was Kate Hull.  When a child her parents removed to Plymouth, Ohio, where she spent her girlhood up until the time of her marriage with the exception of four years spent in Cincinnati.  She was united in marriage to Charles S. Beelman, the surviving husband, on October 17, 1871 at Plymouth and three years later accompanied her husband to Fremont where Mr. & Mrs. Beelman made their home for forty years.  During that long residence in Fremont, Mrs. Beelman always took much interest in the church and charitable work of the city and was prominently identified with several societies.  She was an active member of the Presbyterian church and treasurer of the Presbyterian societies for a number of years, holding that office at the time of death.  Not only was she firmly interested in church life and work but she was also closely associated with her husband in the development of the latter's business interests from the time of the first establishment of the Beelman bicycle agency and repair room and later in the present Beelman printing business in the opera house building.  Mrs. Beelman leaves besides her husband, one son, Carl M. Beelman, of Minneapolis, Minn., a niece, Mrs. Clarence Cox, whose long residence with the aunt and uncle caused her to be regarded as a daughter;  a sister, Mrs. Walter Davlin, Fremont, and a brother, W.C.X. Hull, of New York City, as well as a large circle of intimate friends and other distant relatives.  The son, Carl Beelman, expects to arrive from Minneapolis Saturday morning, as well as the brother, W.C.X. Hull, of New York.  The latter visited at the Beelman home several months ago, shortly after his return from Europe, where he was one of the last Americans to leave Paris after the outbreak of the European war.  The death of Mrs. Beelman has caused profound regret among her large circle of friends and acquaintances.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  13 March 1915, Vol. 62, No. 17 as re-printed from the Fremont News]

Beelman, Kittie A. -- d. 1/31/1872 at Shenandoah;  1y, 2m, 24d;  b. Shenandoah;  white;  cause of death = lung fever;  res. Bloominggrove Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Beelman, Margaret (Brant) -- Margaret Beelman was born at Churchtown, Pa., Oct. 28, 1830;  died at Cleveland, O., Feb. 22, 1914, aged 83 years, 3 months and 25 days.  She moved with her parents when a little child, in 1836 to Plymouth and here grew to womanhood and was married to Jacob F. Beelman, Sept. 29, 1856, and lived here until 1879, when the family moved to Cleveland, where she resided up to the time of her death.  Her husband died Nov. 11, 1895.  She will be remembered by the older citizens by her husband being mayor of the village for several terms, also superintendent of the old Plymouth Fair Association for a great many years.  She leaves one son, R.E. Beelman of Cleveland, one daughter, Mrs. Nelson, and grandson Paul Nelson, of Wenatchee, Wash., two brothers, Adam and Dan'l Brant, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her death.  The remains were brought back to Plymouth Feb. 24, for burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, her last resting place.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  28  February 1914, Vol. 61, No. 15]

Beelman, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Beelman, aged 84 years, died at the home of her son, H.H. Beelman, 162 West First Street, Monday evening, at 7 o'clock after an illness of several days.  Death was due to heart trouble.  She is survived by one son, H.H. Beelman, and one daughter, Mrs. Sara A. Hofman, both of this city.  Mrs. Beelman was a member of the First Presbyterian church of San Diego, Cal.  Strictly private funeral services will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock conducted by Dr. Edward M. McMillin, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.  Submitted by Jody S.  [Mansfield News:  30 January 1917, p. 5]

Beeman, Annie (Hazlett) -- The many friends of Mrs. Annie Beeman, nee Hazlett, in this locality will be pained to know of her death, which occurred last week.  She leaves a husband and four little children.  The funeral took place on Friday at Amity.  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  22 March 1894, Vol. 6, No. 45]

Beeney, Mary Jane -- Mary Jane Beeney died at the residence of Henry Dowe on the Newville Road, Wednesday week.  The funeral took place from her residence, No. 81 East Fourth Street, on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Mrs. Beeney was been a member of the Lutheran church for 20 years.  [Mansfield Herald:  21 January 1886]

Beeney, Mary Jane -- bur. 1/1886 at Mansfield Cem., paralysis;  71y, 10m, 2d  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Beer, Albert -- bur. 8/15/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  2m   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Beer, Clarence -- Clarence Beer, 61, Dies; Ill 3 Months. Clarence R. Beer, 61, of 133 Grasmere Ave., died in Mansfield General Hospital Tuesday evening after a three-month illness. Mr. Beer was born in Mansfield April 9, 1916, and lived here all his life. He was employed for 35 years at the Mansfield Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. Beer served in the U.S. Army 30th Division in Europe during World War II. He was a member of the 25 year club at Mansfield Tire, Amvets Robert P. Spreng Post 26, and McVey Post 16, American Legion.  Surviving are two brothers, Donald of 104 North Brookwood Way, and Howard S. of 133 Grasmere Ave., and one sister, Mrs. Lucille H. Farshler of 148 Willow St. Services will be conducted in the Finefrock Funeral Home Friday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. James L. Baker, pastor of the Park Avenue Baptist Church, Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. [Mansfield News Journal, 28 September 1977, p. 34.]

Beer, Joseph

Beer, Leona B. (Patterson) -- Mansfield - Leona B. Patterson Beer, 62, of 795 Hickory Lane, wife of Walter E. Beer, died early this morning in Peoples Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements, in charge of Wappner Funeral Directors, are incomplete. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Jess Henry. [Mansfield News Journal: 29 November 1983, A-7]

Beer, Lydia -- 79y;  d. 10/3/1954 at People's Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 2/6/1875 near Mansfield;  wid/o Emanuel;  m/o Chester;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  04 October 1954]

Beer, Paul Jr. – Services for Paul Beer Jr., 59, of 383 S. Diamond St. will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Finefrock Funeral Home by the Rev. Walter Schumann, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lucas. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lucas. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Beer died Friday in Mansfield General Hospital after a traffic accident. [Mansfield News Journal, 8 November 1987]

Beerkecker, ---- -- Monday.  A 13-years-old son of J.C. Beerkecker, of Crestline, died in a mysterious manner Saturday night.  The boy was addicted to the excessive use of tobacco.  The nicotine had poisoned his system so that he was unable to attend school.  Saturday night the boy went to bed as usual and about midnight was discovered dead with the stump of a cigar in his mouth.  The doctors attribute the cause of death to the excessive use of tobacco.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 45]

Beery, D.A. -- D.A. Beery, the Springfield traveling man who sustained a stroke of apoplexy at The Vonhof Friday night, died in room No. 56 at 8:35 last night.  The sufferer never regained consciousness or uttered a sound, but at the hour above named, passed peacefully away.  Although the son of the deceased and Mr. Snyder, Mr. Beery's partner in business, were among strangers, they received much sympathy yesterday and many proffered their assistance to them last night.  The remains will be taken to Springfield this morning.  The sympathy of this community goes out to the bereaved relatives.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 May 1892]

Beery, Samantha (Palmer) - Mrs. Samantha Palmer Berry, 90, widow of the late George Beery, died Wednesday at the home of her son, Elmer E. McCurdy, 14 Flint street, following at lingering illness. She was born in Ashland county, March 18, 1855 and came to Mansfield making her home 14 years ago. Surviving besides her son, are a granddaughter, Mrs. G. E. Tinkey; and three great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Wappner funeral home where services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in charge of Rev. C. M. Palmer of Galion. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Jess Henry. [Mansfield News Journal: 2 August 1945, p. 9]

Beeson, Mary E. -- Tuesday.  Mrs. C. Spice received the sad intelligence this morning of the death of her sister, Mrs. Mary E. Beeson, at Fond-du-Lac, Wis., on Saturday last.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 April 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 46]

Behler, George -- George Behler, son of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Behler, died Monday night at the home of his parents in Shelby, following a long illness with catarrh.  The funeral was held this afternoon conducted by Rev. Funk, pastor of the Lutheran church.  Mr. Behler had lived in Shelby 18 years and was a boy of excellent qualities.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  31 March 1909]

Beidelschies, Hazel Edith Pool -- Hazel Edith Pool Beidelschies, 90, of 590 Impala Drive, widow of Arthur L. Beidelschies, died Tuesday afternoon after an extended illness.  Born March 2, 1894, in Upper Sandusky, she was a Mansfield resident for 62 years.  She was a graduate of Ohio Northern College and taught in a one-room school in Eden, Ohio.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for more that 50 years and the Women's Circle of the church, Echo Lodge, Retired Federal Employees Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary for more than 50 years and the 1037 Barracks World War I Ladies Auxiliary.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Marjorie) Kelley, of Mansfield; five grandchildren;  and ten great grandchildren.  A son, Curtis, died last year.  Services will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Finefrock Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert A. Baker, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Dale Forrest, pastor of the Portage Community Baptist Church in Ravenna.  Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Calling hours in the Diamond Street home of Wappner Funeral Directors are Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Palmer Funeral Home in Mason, Tennessee is in charge of services.   Burial will be in Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Arlington, Tennessee.  Submitted by Mike.  [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL:  23 January 1985]

Beighey, Ralph -- 43Y;  d. 12/28/1955 at Columbus, OH;  b. 6/6/1912 at Alum Rock, PA;  s/o Merrill Beighey, Tiro;  bur. Oakland Cem., Tiro, OH  [MNJ 12/29/1955]

Beilstein, ---- -- The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Beilstein, was buried Sunday afternoon from their residence, 67 Newman Street.  It died Saturday evening.  [Mansfield Weekly News:  21 July 1887, Vol. 3, No. 34]

Beilstein, ---- -- Lexington.  Mr. & Mrs. Beilstein, of Mansfield, buried a young child in the cemetery Wednesday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  17 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 66]

Beilstein, Jacob -- Monday.  Jacob Beilstein, engineer at the Platt Carriage Company, had a narrow escape from being killed this morning.  Beilstein was assisting in the cutting of a bar of steel, when a piece flew up and struck him on the forehead just above the left eye, cutting a deep gash two inches in length.  Dr. McMillen dressed the injury and Beilstein is able to be around this afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 May 1892]

Beinbrech, Hazel Adams Case -- Hazel Case BEINBRECH, 92, of Martin Dr, Shelby, widow of Dean BEINBRECH, died Wednesday afternoon in the Heritage Care Center, Shelby, after an extended illness. She was born 1 June 1891 in Mansfield and had lived in this area all her life. Surviving are one daughter, Edna ARNOLD of Mansfield, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 10 am at Mansfield Cemetery by the Rev John Bradley, pastor of the First United Church of Christ, Shelby. There will be no calling hours at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors.  Submitted by Margaret.  [Mansfield News Journal, Friday, 18 Nov 1983, page 7-A, died 16 Nov 1983]

Beiner, John -- bur. 1/--/1879 at Mansfield Cem., dropsy;  42y  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Beirer, Grant -- d. 11/--/1872 at Plymouth Twp.;  1m, 7d;  b. Plymouth Twp.;  white;  cause - whooping cough;  res. Plymouth Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bell, ---- -- bur. 6/11/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  infant;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Bell, ---- -- Friday.  The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Bell, who reside three miles east of the city, died yesterday from an attack of cholera infantum.  The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning;  interment at Emanuel Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 12]

Bell, ---- -- A son of Mr. Alfred Bell, living at Homer, about sixteen miles from Newark, O., was struck and instantly killed by lightning on friday last.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 September 1876]

Bell, Albert O. -- Died, in Sharon Township, August 19th., of consumption, Mr. Albert O. Bell, aged 31 years.  [Ohio Liberal:  01 September 1881]

Bell, Allen E. -- Allen E. Bell, 65, veteran reporter and columnist for The Mansfield News and identified with newspaper work here and elsewhere in various capacities for 43 years, died at his home, 174 South Main street, early Sunday.  A lifelong resident of Richland county.  Mr. Bell was a former postmaster of Butler…  He was the only son of Robert W. and Rosanna Reader Bell and was born August 13, 1867, in Worthington township.  His father was the son of pioneer settlers of Richland county who came to Ohio from Pennsylvania in 1820…  He was united in marriage with Miss Essie R. Farst of Worthington, January 6, 1892.  She survives with a daughter, Mrs. C. J. Solomon, and a son Kenneth L. Bell, both of Mansfield…  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wappner funeral home…Burial will be made in Bunker Hill cemetery near Butler.  Submitted by Stephen.  The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio). Monday, December 12, 1932. p1, col3.

Bell, Allen Emmett -- Allen Emmett Bell, 64, a resident of the DeSoto Hotel was dead on arrival at the Mansfield General Hospital early this morning following a hear attack suffered at Nesta’s Restaurant on East Third St. Born in Mansfield Oct 7, 1894, he had been a resident of this area all his life. He attended the Grace Gospel Church and was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad and Westinghouse Electric Corp. Surviving are one son, Robert E. Bell, of School Rd.; two daughters, Mrs. Margery Rein of 17 Granite St. and Mrs. A. G. Keffalas of 364 West Fourth St., and six grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p. m. at the J. H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. William E. Allen of the Grace Gospel Church officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by Steve B. [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio). Thursday, November 20, 1958, p2, col1]

Bell, Alvin E. -- Rev. Alvin E. Bell, 85, a retired clergyman and pastor emeritus of Glenwood Lutheran Church, Toledo, died Sunday (Sept. 24).  Born April 10, 1882, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bell of Mansfield.  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lewis Kerr of 2450 Circle drive; and a nephew and niece Mr. and Mrs. William Cover of the same address.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Glenwood Lutheran Church with Clyde G. Steel officiating.  Submitted by Stephen.  [The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio). Wednesday, September 27, 1967. Sec. C, p8, col3]

Bell, Andrew Wallace --- Andrew Wallace Bell, 75, of 459 Lexington avenue, died in the Mt. Carmel hospital at Columbus today.  An employee of the Ohio Brass company for 30 years, Mr. Bell had been taking treatments at the hospital for three weeks.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. B. O. Brenner, with whom he made his home; a son, A. M. of Mansfield; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Shull of Woodbine Md.; Mrs. Kate Croft, of Denver, Colo.; and Mrs. Anna Matthes and Miss Dora Bell of Mansfield, and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Finefrock funeral home at 3 p. m.  Friday with Rev. Charles F. Sheriff of St. Matthews Lutheran church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Wednesday, July 6, 1938 p1, col2]

Bell, Anthony Emerick -- Father of Mrs. Charles Peltier Passes Away Lived in Lima Since the Death of His Wife in Mansfield 23 Years Ago. Anthony Emerick Bell, father of Mrs. Charles Peltier, passed away this morning at the latter’s home, 901 east Elm street after three weeks illness from paralysis. Mr. Bell was 78 years old last October and lived most of his life on a farm in Richland county, east of Mansfield, until the death of his wife in 1895. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter in this city. He was a horticulturalist by profession, spending the summer months in the large orchards of northern Indiana, and his advice was keenly sought for along this line. The body will be taken over the Pennsylvania railway to Mansfield for interment. Complete arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. Submitted by Steve B. [The Lima Daily News (Lima, Ohio). Friday, July 5, 1918. p10, col2]

Bell, Catherine (Balliett) -- Mrs. Catherine Bell, wife of David Bell, died at her residence, two miles west of the city, Thursday night of dropsy.  Mrs. Bell was, at the time of her death, sixty-eight years and fifteen days old.  Her maiden name was Balliett and, while quite young, she married Mr. Bell, their golden wedding anniversary having been celebrated about a year ago.  She has been for many years a consistent Christian, a member of the First English Lutheran church of this city.  She leaves a husband, two sons and three daughters to mourn her departure.  The funeral services will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon, at 1 o'clock, Rev. H.L. Wiles officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1892]

Bell, Catherine Melvina Metzer -- Mrs. Catherine Melvina Mentzer Bell died yesterday afternoon at her home in Mifflin township, four miles east of Mansfield after an illness of six weeks.  Mrs. Bell was born October 8, 1844, in the house where she died.  She was a lifelong resident of the township and a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran church.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Viola Au, three sons, Charles O. Bell, John A. Bell, and Silas E. Bell, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  All are residents of the vicinity.  Funeral services will be held from her home Friday 10:30 a.m.  The burial will be at the Mansfield cemetery and will be conducted by the Rev. H. C. Roehner of the First Lutheran church.  Submitted by Stephen.  Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio). Wednesday, June 17, 1925. p3, col3.

Bell, Charles E. -- Charles E. Bell, a former Mansfield resident, died Monday evening at his home in Lakewood from a heart ailment.  Surviving are his wife, Jeannette; a daughter, Mrs. William Matthews of Toledo; three sisters, Mrs. Irwin Steel of Ontario, Mrs. Dora Miller of Shelby and Mrs. John Lewis of Marion.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and Masonic lodges.   Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Thursday at Cleveland with the Knights of Pythias and Masonic officers officiating.  The body will be brought to Mansfield with short services to be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Mansfield cemetery.  Rev. David N. Roller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Tuesday, March 21, 1939 sec2, p1, col6]

Bell, Charles O. -- 91Y;  d. 1/23/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 8/6/1863 at Mifflin Twp., Richland Co., OH;  retired farmer;  bur.  Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 1/24/1955]

Bell, Charles O. -- Charles O. Bell, 91, who made his home with his niece, Mrs. Mary Dise, 271 West Fourth St., died Sunday morning at Mansfield General Hospital after an extended illness.  He was born Aug. 6, 1863, in Mifflin Township and spent his entire life in this vicinity.  He was engaged in farming until his retirement 15 years ago.  He was a member of the First Lutheran Church.  Surviving are two nephews and five nieces.  The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral home, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p. m., in charge of Dr. Carveth P. Mitchell, pastor of the First Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Monday, January 24, 1955 p3, col1]

Bell, Charles Reed -- Died, At Fort Wayne, Ind., July 25, 1865, Charles Reed, son of James D. and Hulda N. Bell, aged five months.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 August 1865, Vol. XXV, No. 10]

Bell, Cyrus -- Wednesday.  Saturday evening the police found a man very near the B.&O. depot in a very pitiable plight.  He was a stranger and penniless, sick and weak for want of food.  He was taken to the city prison, where he gave his name as Charles William Bell, and residence Mansfield.  The prison physician administered a stimulant, and, after partaking of some light food, he was taken to the Infirmary.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 26 - as re-printed from the Zanesville Signal]  Later -- The man died at the Infirmary yesterday and before his death told a representative of the Zanesville Courier that he had a brother in good circumstances in Mansfield, who was notified by the Zanesville authorities.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 26]  Thursday.  The person who died in the Muskingum County Infirmary a few days ago was Cyrus Bell, formerly of this city.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 26]

Bell, Donald Allen -- Donald Allen Bell, the eighteen month’s old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale H. Bell, of 239 South Diamond street, died at General hospital Monday afternoon following a brief illness.  Funeral services in charge of Rev. Charles F. Sheriff will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the family home, and at Franklin church at 10:30 o’clock.  Burial will be made in Franklin cemetery.  Besides the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bell, the child is survived by one sister, Marjorie.  Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio). Tuesday, September 21, 1926. p3, col 4

Bell, Dora Electa -- Miss Dora Electa Bell, 86, formerly of 191 West First St., died at Mansfield General Hospital last night following a lingering illness.  She was born in Mansfield Feb. 5, 1868, the daughter of John M. and Elizabeth Wallace Bell, pioneer residents of Mansfield.  She was a life-long member of the First Lutheran Church.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Anna B. Matthes of 97 Glenwood Heights, and three nephews.  Friends may call at the J. H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p. m. with Rev. George H. Billman of the First Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Tuesday, November 9, 1954 p3, col4]

Bell, Edith (Ewers) -- Mrs. Edith Bell, aged 26, wife of Osborne Bell, died Tuesday morning at her home in Mansfield.  She was a niece of G.J. Ewers, of Bellville, and was well known here.  She is survived by two sons:  Foster and Edward, her parents, Mr. & Mrs. H.E. Ewers of Fredericktown, and several brothers and sisters.  [Richland Co. Leader:  20 February 1920, Vol. 1, No. 11]

Bell, Elizabeth Wallace -- Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace Bell, aged 85 years, widow of the late John M. Bell, former Richland county treasurer, died Sunday evening at 7:45 o’clock at her home, 54 Sturges avenue, following an extended illness. Mrs. Bell was born in Madison township Jan. 16, 1839 and she was the last surviving child born to Washington and Margaret Ann Peters Wallace, pioneer settlers of Richland county. She spent her entire life in this county and during the past 60 years has been a resident of this city. Her husband, John M. Bell, preceded her in death in 1913. She is survived by one son, Wallace Bell, of this city, four daughters, Mrs. A. R. Shull, of Woodbine Md., Mrs. S. R. Croft, of Beaver, Col., Miss Dora Bell and Mrs. Charles Matthes, of this city; also four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was the oldest in point of membership in the First Lutheran church, having been affiliated with the organization for 60 years.  Funeral services in charge of her pastor, Rev. H. C. Roehner, will be held at her late home, 54 Sturges avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be made in the family plot in Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Steve B. [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio). Monday, May 16, 1927. p3, col4]

Bell, Enoch B. -- Enoch B. Bell, one of the old pioneers of Whitley County, died at Claypool, Ind., where he had gone on a short visit, on July 2, 1903.  Mr. Bell was born near the town of Bellville, Richland County, Ohio, October 11, 1822, where he resided until young manhood;  was married Oct. 8, 1844 to Miss Sarah Handly;  came to Whitley County, Indiana, in the fall of 1845 and settled in Jefferson Township near the town of Forest.  He resided in Whitley county until the year 1879 when he sold his farm and removed to Syracuse, Ind.  Mrs. Bell died Feb. 22, 1884, and on Jan. 1, 1885, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Catharine Huffman, of Warsaw, Ind., who survives him.  After his last marriage he resided on a small farm near the city of Warsaw until about one year ago when he moved to the city and resided at the time of his death at 415 West Market Street.  Mr. Bell was the father of four children:  Mrs. Adam Kline, Fulton, Ind.;  Alvin B. Bell, Ida Grove, Iowa;  Mrs. Elias Bradenburg, Albany, Mo., and Mrs. Edwin Dickerson, of Chicago, all of whom were present at the funeral and burial which took place at Evergreen Bethel near his old home in Whitley county on Saturday afternoon, July 4, conducted by Rev. I.W. Markley, of Columbia City.  Mr. Bell was one of the most honorable and upright men that ever lived in Whitley county and was honored and respected by everybody.  For nearly 50 years he was a minister of the gospel and as long a his physical health and strength would permit, he was laboring for the cause of Christianity.  During his ministerial career he conducted a great many funerals and solemnized many marriages.  "Uncle Enoch" as he was familiarly called, was a great lover of vocal music and for many years he was a teacher of the art.  The deceased was an uncle of Mrs. M.H. Barrett an the town of Bellville was named after his father who donated the park to the town.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 27]

Bell, Frank William -- 75Y;  d. 8/12/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 1/22/1879 at Mansfield;  s/o Samuel Findley & Jennie (Keegan) Bell;  grs/o Robert & Sarah (Pollock) Bell;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  13 August 1954]

Bell, George M. -- LONG ILLNESS FATAL TO G.M. BELL - Veteran Tire Employe Succumbs - George Mitchell Bell, 61, husband of Mrs. Marie Bell, a member of the Richland County Board of Elections and father of Dr. Wendell Bell, Mansfield physician, died Friday night at his home, 511 Glendale Blvd., following an extended illness.  Mr. Bell had been an employee of the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. for the past 36 years and was a past president of the company's 25-year club. He had been a member of the First Lutheran church since 1915.  LIFE RESIDENT OF CITY.  Mr. Bell was born Feb. 20, 1890 in Mansfield and lived here all his life. Surviving besides his wife and son, are a daughter, Mrs. Edward Schuler and five grandchildren, all of Mansfield; a brother, William Bell of Galion; four sisters, Mrs. Phillip Kipp, Mrs. George Birmelin, Mrs. Sam Schwier and Mrs. Wayne Stutz, all of Mansfield.  Funeral services will be conducted by his pastor, Rev. Carveth P. Mitchell, at 3 p.m. Monday at the Wappner funeral home. Rev. Wray Smith, pastor of the Holy Trinity Lutheran church, will assist at the services. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Submitted by Gary.  [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL: 08 December 1951]

Bell, George Mitchell -- George Mitchell Bell, 61, husband of Mrs. Marie Bell, a member of the Richland County Board of Elections and father of Dr. Wendell Bell, Mansfield physician, died Friday night at his home, 511 Glendale Blvd., following an extended illness.  Mr. Bell had been an employee of the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co., for the past [2]6 years and was a past president of the company's 25-year club.  He had been a member of the First Lutheran Church since 1915.  Mr. Bell was born Feb. 20, 1890 in Mansfield and lived here all his life.  Surviving,  besides his wife and son, are a daughter, Mrs. Edward Schuler and five grandchildren, all of Mansfield; a brother, William Bell of Galion; four sisters, Mrs. Philip Kipp, Mrs. George Birmelin, Mrs. Sam Schwier and Mrs. Wayne Stutz, all of Mansfield.  Funeral services will be conducted by his pastor, Rev. Carveth P. Mitchell, at 3 p. m. Monday at the Wappner funeral home. Rev. Wray Smith, pastor of the Holy Trinity Lutheran church, will assist at the services.  Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Submitted by Steve B.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Saturday, December 8, 1951 p5, col1]

Bell, George S. -- Bellville.  Geo. S. Bell, a well known former resident of this place, died at Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, August 20th., aged 57 years.  Mr. Bell has resided in Washington for 12 years past occupying positions in the government offices.  His remains will be brought to this place for interment, arriving today (Thursday) at 3:30 p.m.  They will be taken to the residence of his uncle, Otis Howard, on South Main Street.  The funeral will take place from the Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23d., under the auspices of the Bellville Lodge I.O.O.F.  The sermon will be preached by Rev. W.W. Anderson, of Ashland.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 14]

Bell, Hamilton -- Independence.  Mr. Hamilton Bell who had a stroke of paralysis some two weeks ago died last Wednesday evening.  He was a very respectable citizen, being a member of the United Brethren Church, was about 76 years of age.  [Ohio Liberal:  30 January 1878]

Bell, Harry E.

Bell, Harry L. -- 78, of 435 Fourth Avenue, passed away Friday afternoon at the Rosemont Home for the Aged.  Surviving are three brothers, Dr. Alvin Bell, James H. and William F. Bell; two sisters, Mary Kerr and Mrs. Fred Barton, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.   The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be conducted Monday at 1:30 p. m. by his pastor, Rev. John R. Long.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Submitted by Stephen.  [The Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio). Sunday, June 10, 1956. p. 34, col 4]

Bell, Henry -- d. 10/14/1869 at Mansfield;  2y, 2m;  b. Mansfield;  s/o Peter & Susan Bell;  cause:  consumption;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bell, James H. -- James H. Bell, 70, of 1573 Park Avenue West Rd., Ontario, operator of the Bell Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service, died at Mansfield General Hospital Friday afternoon following a brief illness. Born in Mansfield Oct. 3, 1889, he had been a resident of this area all his life. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church and an honorary member of the International Association of Firefighters. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel L. Bell; one son, Richard J. Bell, and one daughter, Mrs. Dr. James H. Herring, all of Mansfield; two brothers Dr. Alvin E. Bell of Toledo and William F. Bell of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Barton of Elyria and Mrs. Lewis Kerr of Zanesville, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the J. H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home Monday at 1:30 p. m. by Dr. Carveth P. Mitchell, pastor of the First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends my call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 2 o’clock until 5 o’clock and Sunday evening from 7 o’clock until 8 o’clock. Submitted by Stephen. [The Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio). Sunday, March 12, 1960. p5, col 1]

Bell, James H. -- 1573 Park Avenue West Road, Ontario, husband of Mrs. Mabel L. Bell; father of Richard J. Bell and Mrs. Dr. James H. Herring; and brother of Dr. Alvin E. Bell, William F. Bell, Mrs. Fred Barton and Mrs. Lewis Kerr; passed away at the Mansfield General Hospital Friday afternoon. Friends may call at the J. H. Finefrock & Sons Funeral Home Sunday afternoon from two o’clock until five o’clock and Sunday evening from seven o’clock until eight o’clock, where services will be conducted Monday afternoon at one-thirty o’clock by Dr. Carveth P. Mitchell, pastor of the First English Lutheran Church. Interment in the Mansfield Memorial Park. (J. H. Finefrock & Sons). Submitted by Stephen. [The Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio). Sunday, March 13, 1960. p33, col 3]

Bell, James Karr -- Capt. James Karr Bell, who recently died at La Cross, Wis., was born near Lexington, Richland County, O., Jan. 13, 1837.  He was the son of Hamilton Bell and a brother of R.W. Bell and Mrs. Reuben Fike, of Worthington Township.  At an early age he removed to Lima where he learned the art preservative and followed that avocation until the breaking out of the civil war when he served as captain of Co. E., 192 O.V.I., until the close of the war.  Returning to Lima after the war was over he filled the office of United States marshal for eight years after which he was elected county clerk of Allen County, which office he held for several years.  He was married to Louise Maxwell in 1846, a family of 10 children being born, five of whom survive him.  In 1890 he removed with his wife and daughter to Minnesota, in the hope that change of climate would aid in restoring his wife's health, but the change was unavailing and she passed to the rest and was laid away on Jan. 1, 1894.  -- [Mansfield News:  18 April 1895, Vol. XI, No. 43]

Bell, John -- Mr. John Bell, who has for the past few weeks been confined to his room with consumption, passed quietly away at the residence of his sister, Mrs. S.S. Balliett, 150 West Third Street, at one o'clock Sunday morning.  The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at ten o'clock.  [Mansfield Herald:  21 October 1886]

Bell, John A. -- John A. Bell, 84, of 456 Hammond Ave., died this morning at General hospital, following a three week illness.  Mr. Bell was born May 20, 1866 near Mansfield and had spent his entire life in this community.  He was a retired farmer and member of the First Lutheran church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. May Gongwer with whom he made his home; a grand-[sic] Harold Gongwer and a grand-daughter, Mrs. J. H. Sealer; three great-granddaughters; a brother, Charles O. Bell all of Mansfield.  Services will be held at the Wappner funeral home at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. Carveth P. Mitchell officiating.  Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Monday, January 22, 1951 p2, col7]

Bell, John A. -- 84, 456 Hammond Ave., died Monday at General Hospital.  The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p. m. in charge of Dr. Carveth P Mitchell.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.  (Wappner Funeral Directors)  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Tuesday, January 23, 1951 p10, col1]

Bell, John Marion -- John M. Bell, Township Trustee, Died at Home on Sturgis Avenue.   John Marion Bell, one of Mansfield’s leading citizens, and for many years occupying positions in public life, died at his home, 54 Sturges avenue, at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday morning.  Although he had been in poor health for some time past it was only during the past few weeks that he has been confined to his bed.  He had been gradually growing weaker and death finally came as a relief to his sufferings.  Practically all the seventy-six years of his life has been spent in Richland county.  He was born in this county, February 6, 1837.  He served two terms as county treasurer and has been trustee of Madison township, holding this office up to the time of his death.  Mr. Bell was the oldest member in years of membership of the First Lutheran church.  He has been an active member of this church for more than fifty years.  Mr. Bell was a member of Mansfield lodge No. 35, F and A. M., having been a member of that body since 1869 and one of the oldest members.  He was also a member of Mansfield Commandery No. 1, Knights Templar.  On August 26, 1857, Mr. Bell was united in marriage to Elizabeth Wallace, and Mr. and Mrs. Bell celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary last year.  Mr. Bell is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mr. A. B. Shull, of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. S. H. Croft, of Denver, Col., Miss Zora Bell and Mrs. Charles Matthes, of this city, and one son, A. W. Bell, of Mansfield.  One sister, Mrs. James Campbell, of Mansfield, also survives.  Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon, the time and place to be announced later.  Submitted by Stephen B.  [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) Tuesday, March 4, 1913 p4, col1]

Bell, Louisa -- d. 7/4/1867 at Shiloh;  24y, 11m;  b. Richland Co.;  housekeeping;  cause:  consumption;  res. Shiloh  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bell, Lureatha (Gribben)

Bell, Margaret

Bell, Marie -- 585 Cook Road, wife of Byron O. Brenner, Mother of Mrs. Edmund C. Ryan and sister of A. E. Bell, passed away at Mansfield General Hospital Friday afternoon.  Friends may call at the Finefrock Home where services will be conducted Monday afternoon at one thirty o’clock by Rev Wray C. Smith.  Interment in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Submitted by Stephen B.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Sunday,  June 10, 1951 p5]

Bell, Marie M. -- Bell Services, MANSFIELD - Funeral services for Marie M. Bell, Glendale Boulevard, who died Friday morning at home, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by Rev. Michael Goldner.  Burial will be held in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First English Lutheran Church.  Mrs. Bell, widow of George M. Bell, was born July 10, 1894, and had lived in Mansfield all he life. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the AARP, the Order of the Eastern Star, Ruth Chapter, and did volunteer work at Mansfield General Hospital as a Grey Lady.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Martin (Dorothy) Devitt of Key Colony Beach, Fla.; one son, Dr. Wendell M. Bell of Mansfield, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, a sister, and one grandson.  Submitted by Gary.  [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL:  01 January 1990, p. 6A]

Bell, Mary E. Bishop -- Mansfield. Mary E. Bishop Bell, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at her home after a brief illness.  Born July 14, 1917, in Richland County, she was the daughter of Jacob J. and Maude (Warrell) Bishop. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Throughout the years, she kept her mind active playing bridge and Scrabble with her friends. Mary enjoyed playing tennis well into her 60s. Her strong beliefs were deeply rooted in her faith in God. Her caring and giving nature will long be remembered by her family and friends. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery G. and Diane "Dee" Bell of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Jessica, Jeffery N., and Jacqueline Bell; a sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Stephen Reid of Des Plaines, Ill.; many nieces and nephews; and a host of wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dr. Wendell M. Bell; son, Wendell M. "Skip" Bell; brother, Jacob J. "Joe" Bishop; sister, Margaret Utz; and twin sister, Martha Mayer. Friends may call call at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors on Sunday, January 16 from 2 - 5 p.m. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Bruce Copley, will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Med-Central Hospice. Submitted by Gary. [Mansfield News Journal: 15 January 2005]

Bell, Mrs. J.K. -- BUTLER -- Mrs. J.K. Bell, well known to the people in this locality, was interred at Hokah, Houston County, Minn., Jan. 1st., aged 65 years. -- [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT: 18 January 1894, Vol. 6, No. 36]
 

Bell, Myles S. -- Myles S. Bell, 74, of rear 705 Park Avenue East, died shortly after arrival at Mansfield General Hospital Thursday afternoon.  He was born Nov. 23, 1900 in Madison Township, and had lived here all his life.  Mr. Bell retired from the Tappan Co. in 1965 after 45 years of service.  He was a member of the East Mansfield United Presbyterian Church and the Quarter Century Club at Tappan.  He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Neptune Bell; two sons, William J. of Richmond, Va., and Wayne H. of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs Anna Mae Rose and Mrs. Dwaine (Shirley) Smith, both of Mansfield; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother Byron of Shelby and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Wilson of Wooster and Mrs. John Swartz of Michigan.  Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Diamond St. Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, by his pastor, the Rev. John Schultz.  Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 - 4 and from 7 - 9 p.m.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  Typed by Bev Craig. (Mansfield News Journal, 27 June 1975, p.5)

Bell, Nancy (Serrels) -- DIED -- Near Independence, Richland County, Ohio, August 22d., 1872, Mrs. NANCY BELL, wife of Hamilton Bell, aged 71 years, 9 months and 22 days.  The subject of this notice was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., in the year 1800, and emigrated to Stark Co., Ohio, with her parents Robert & Mary Serrels in the year 1810.  From there they removed to Richland Co., near Lexington, in the year 1813.  She was married to Hamilton Bell the 18th. of November, 1824.  She was the mother of nine children, only five of which are living.  She was much esteemed by all her friends and neighbors, and died in peace after intense suffering for three months.  She was a devoted member of the Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church.  [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  06 September 1872, Vol. 1, No. 28]

Bell, Nellie -- Death is always an occasion fraught with sadness, but when it is a little one, pure and innocent, that is called from earth, the grief of the bereaved ones is intensified and made most bitter.  Thus it was that the home of William Bell was darkened last Sunday when little Nellie, light of the happy household and beloved by her many and inseparable companions of the neighborhood, passed into the last, long sleep.  Although weakened by loss of appetite and pale and wearied, the little patient bore up bravely until Saturday evening, when Mrs. Bell grew alarmed and began to fear for the worst.  Careful vigil was kept Saturday night but the morning showed no change.  Weaker and weaker the little sufferer became.  Mrs. Bell turned tearfully from the sick chamber and called to her husband.  Mr. Bell went sadly to the couch and bent over the emaciated form just as the last breath was leaving.  Bursting out in tears, he waved the sad summons to his wife that Nellie had answered the call of the death angel and had entered that bourne from which no little doggies return.  [Richland County Leader:  25 March 1921, Vol. 2, No. 15]

Bell, Nettie M. -- Nettie M. Bell, 87, widow of Silas E. Bell, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Moser, 336 Sheppard Rd., following an extended illness.  Born Oct. 19, 1871, near Mansfield, she spent her entire life in this vicinity.  Surviving are one son, Lester Bell, 940 Wooster Rd.; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Moser; one brother, Charles Balliet of Maple Lake, Minn.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in charge of Rev. Norman Lucas, pastor of the First Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Submitted by Stephen.  Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio). Monday, July 20, 1959. p2, col3.

Bell, Normandie -- Prolonged Illness Ends In Death of Mrs. H. M. Bell -- Mrs. Normandie Bell, aged 54 years, wife of Hiram M. Bell, died this morning at 8:30 o‘clock, at the family home, 202 North Mulberry street, following a prolonged illness. Beside the husband she is survived by one daughter, Erma, her mother, Mrs. Mary Temple of Lexington, two brothers, Fuller Temple, Lexington, Harley Temple of Cleveland and one sister, Mrs. Grace Stone of Lexington. She was a member of the First Lutheran church, and funeral services will be conducted at the family home by her pastor, Rev. H. C. Roehner Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Submitted by Steve B. [The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) Friday, October 26, 1923 p24, col1]

Bell, Peter -- bur. 9/28/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  54y   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Bell, Rachel -- Mifflin.  Mrs. Rachel Bell, aged 79 years, a pioneer of Mifflin Twp., died on last Friday morning.  She was a most estimable lady and for several years was an invalid from disease of the stomach and heart.  For twenty-five days before death she was unable to take any food in any form, only a little drink, though she did not suffer much pain.  She was buried at Emanuel Church last Sunday.  Dr. Markel was the attending physician and says death resulted from starvation caused by the stomach disease.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 24]

Bell, Rezin W. -- Rezin W. Bell, who had been steward of the Ohio State Institution for the Blind in Columbus since 1881, except during the administration of Governor Hoadley in 1884-5, and that of Governor Campbell in 1890-1, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday of heart failure, superinduced by pneumonia.  Mr. Bell was born at Bellville, Richland County, Aug. 25, 1834, and went to California in 1849, during the gold excitement, where he remained for a number of years, and when the rebellion broke out he joined a company of California Rifles and served through the war.  He returned to Ohio and became a partner with his brother, who was in the mercantile business in Bellville, until he was elected to the stewardship of the institution which he was serving when he died.  He had been ailing for several days but was not considered seriously ill until Wednesday when he took a turn for the worse and continued to grow weaker until the end came.  He is survived by a widow and one child, Mrs. Frank Henry, of Washington, D.C., and two sisters, Mrs. Dewey, of Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Johnston, of Chatham, Ohio.  A message was received Sunday morning by W.H. Elston, Mrs. Jennie Shuler, and others announcing the death of Mr. Bell.  Private funeral services were held early Tuesday morning for the relatives of the family and at 9 a.m. public services were held in the institution's chapel of which members of the blue lodge of Masons and Shriners and the Mt. Vernon Commandery, of which orders the deceased was a prominent worker, had charge.  The remains were brought to Bellville in a special car, accompanied by a delegation of Masons and friends and were laid to rest beside his ancestors in the family burial ground.  His grandfather, Robert Bell, the founder of Bellville, was a prominent factor in establishing the village cemetery, having donated the land.  The Masonic lodge of Bellville, of which he was an honored member, in charge of Marshal Dr. J.P. Lowe, went to the depot to meet the funeral party and accompanied the remains to the cemetery.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  24 February 1905, Vol. 17, No. 4]

Bell, Rezin W. -- Rezin W. Bell, who had been steward of the Ohio State Institution for the Blind in Columbus since 1881, except during the administration of Governor Hoadley in 1884-5, and that of Governor Campbell in 1890-1, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday of heart failure, super induced by pneumonia.  Mr. Bell was born at Bellville, Richland County, Aug. 25, 1834, and went to California in 1849, during the gold excitement, where he remained for a number of years, and when the rebellion broke out he joined a company of California Rifles and served through the war.  He returned to Ohio and became a partner with his brother, who was in the mercantile business in Bellville, until he was elected to the stewardship of the institution which he was serving when he died.  He had been ailing for several days but was not considered seriously ill until Wednesday when he took a turn for the worse and continued to grow weaker until the end came.  He is survived by a widow and one child, Mrs. Frank Henry, of Washington, D.C., and two sisters, Mrs. Dewey, of Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Johnston, of Chatham, Ohio.  A message was received Sunday morning by W.H. Elston, Mrs. Jennie Shuler and others announcing the death of Mr. Bell.  Private funeral services were held early Tuesday morning for the relatives of the family and at 9 a.m. public services were held in the institution's chapel at which members of the blue lodge of Masons and Shriners and the Mt. Vernon Commandery, of which orders the deceased was a prominent worker, had charge.  The remains were brought to Bellville in a special car, accompanied by a delegation of Masons and friends, and were laid to rest beside his ancestors in the family burial ground.  His grandfather, Robert Bell, the founder of Bellville, was a prominent factor in establishing the village cemetery, having donated the land.  The Masonic lodge of Bellville, of which he was an honored member, in charge of Marshal Dr. J.P. Lowe, went to the depot to meet the funeral party and accompanied the remains to the cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  17 February 1905, Vol. 13, No. 4]

Bell, Robert W. -- Butler.  Robert W. Bell died Wednesday evening at 9 o'clock, aged 80 years.  Funeral services are being held at Bunker Hill today, Friday, at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Spreng.  The G.A.R. and Clearfork Grange have charge of the funeral.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  02 March 1906, Vol. 14, No. 5]

Bell, Robert W. -- The funeral of Robert W. Bell took place Friday at 11 a.m., and services were conducted by Rev. Otto Spreng at Bunker Hill, where interment was made.  Samuel Bell Post, No. 516, G.A.R. and Clearfork Grange, P. of H., had charge of the ritualistic work, both of which orders, deceased had been a member.  Robert W. Bell was born in Washington Twp., Richland Co., Sept. 1, 1825.  Died Feb. 28, 1906, aged 80 years, 5 months and 27 days.  He came to Worthington Twp. with his parents, Hamilton and Nancy Bell, when about five years of age, locating on the south part of the farm east of Butler where he died full of years.  April 6, 1867, he was united in marriage with Roseanna Reeder, who with one son, Postmaster A.E. Bell, and one sister, Mrs. Mary J. Fike, survive him.  In his early days he taught school in the locality of Butler.  Although his schooling was limited he studied at home by the light of the fireplace in his father's cabin, and thus attained a fair education.  He was a great reader and had one of the largest libraries in the township.  Taken as a whole, in the best days of his manhood, he was considered one of the best informed men in his immediate locality.  When the dark days of 61-65 came, he was ready to sacrifice himself for his country, and Oct. 21, 1862, enlisted at Mansfield as private in Co. H., 120th. O.V.I.  For meritorious services on the field he was promoted to corporal at Millikin's Bend, La., Jan. 1863.  This regiment was assigned to the 3rd. brigade, 4th. Division of the 13th. army corps, and at Plaquemine, La., was consolidated into Co. E, 42nd. regiment.  In Mar., 1867, it became Co. E., 114th., O.V.I.  After the consolidation Mr. Bell had the rank of Corporal of Co. K., 114th. Regiment.  He participated in battles of Chickasaw Bluffs, Miss., Arkansas Post, Ark., and Ft. Gibson, Miss., where two of his comrades were mortally wounded.  He also took part in the siege of Ft. Blakely, where the regiment was under fire continuously for a week.  One of his comrades was mortally wounded by stepping on a torpedo.  During July 1864, Mr. Bell was detailed on special guard duty at headquarters of the brigade.  At Raymond, Miss., he was captured by the Confederates while sick in the hospital.  All the sick and disabled soldiers were taken with the enemy and Mr. Bell, being too ill to go any farther, was left with some other sick comrades by the roadside to die.  For two days they had no food but on the third day, southern country people gave them something to eat.  For awhile they were afraid to eat the food provided, for fear of being poisoned.  The refugees tramped up the Black River where the regiment was reformed and afterward were sent to Vicksburg to report to Gen. Grant.  Being a prisoner of war Mr. Bell was then sent to Camp Chase at Columbus, Ohio, until he regained his health.  He afterward joined his regiment and served on special picket duty at various southern points until he was honorably discharged at Galveston, Texas, July 24, 1865, the closing of the war.  Mr. Bell was a great relic hunter and brought many curios from the south, which he took delight in showing his friends when they visited him.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  09 March 1906, Vol. 14, No. 6]

Bell, Samuel Bookstaver -- The Rev. Samuel Bookstaver Bell, who was pastor of the First Congregational church in this city, 1875-7, recently died at Santa Rosa, Cal., in his 80th. year.  Previous to his pastorate here, Dr. Bell was a missionary in California for 10 years.  He also served as pastor of churches in New York City, Hillsdale, Mich., and Kansas City, to which latter place he went from here.  [Semi-Weekly News:  31 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 105]

Bell, Samuel R. -- Former Richland County Resident Dies in Nevada, O. -- Word has been received here of the death of Samuel R. Bell, 88, former Richland county resident who died at his home in Nevada, Ohio, Tuesday. Mr. Bell, the son of the late David and Catherine Balliett Bell, is survived by three sons, Charles Bell, McCutchesville, Arthur Bell, Sturges, Mich., and Samuel Bell, Nevada. Three daughters, Mrs. Mary Suter, Nevada, Mrs. Minnie Glosser and Mrs. Bessie Althouse, both of whom reside near Nevada; 18 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. J. B. Downs, Mansfield, also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Nevada Lutheran church. Burial will be made at Nevada. Submitted by Faye and Jean. [THE MANSFIELD NEWS, Thursday, November 10, 1922]

Bell, Samuel R. -- Former Richland County Resident Dies In Nevada, O. -- Word has been received here of the death of Samuel R. Bell, 88, former Richland county resident who died at his home in Nevada, Ohio, Tuesday. Mr. Bell, the son of the late David and Catherine Balliet Bell, is survived by three sons, Charles Bell, McCutchesville; Arthur Bell, Sturges, Mich., and Samuel Bell, Nevada. Three daughters, Mrs. Mary Suter, Nevada; Mrs. Minnie Glosser and Mrs. Bessie Althouse, both of whom reside near Nevada; 18 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. J. B. Downs, Mansfield, also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at Nevada Lutheran church. Burial will be made at Nevada. Submitted by Stephen. [The Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio). Wednesday, November 10, 1932. p11]

Bell, Sarah (Hanley)

Bell, Sarah (Hanley) -- Bellville.  Died, February 22nd., at Forest, Ind., Mrs. Sarah Bell, nee Hanley, wife of Enoch E. Bell, formerly of this place.  The husband is a brother of Mrs. C.A. LeFever, of our town.  --  [Bellville Star:  13 March 1884, Vol. 7, No. 24]

Bell, Susan E. -- d. 4/1885, cancer;  58y, 1m, 18d;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Bell, Tenie -- d. 9/1885, congestion of the brain; 4y;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Bell, Wendell Jr. -- Mansfield - Wendell M. "Skip" Bell Jr., of 694 Coleman Road died early Sunday morning in Mansfield General Hospital after an extended illness.  Mr. Bell was born April 8, 1945, in Cleveland and lived in this area most of his life. Surviving are his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Wendell M. Bell  of Mansfield; one brother, Jeffery G. Bell of Mansfield; his paternal grandmother, Marie Bell of Mansfield.  Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Michael Goldner, visitation pastor of First Lutheran Church, and Pastor Rick Wiseman of Liberty Chapel. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 9 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Chapel of First Lutheran Church Memorial Funds. --  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  14 February 1983]

Bell, Wendell M. -- MANSFIELD - Wendell M. Bell M.D., 74, of 694 Coleman Road died Monday evening at Mansfield General Hospital following an extended illness.  Dr. Bell was born April 6, 1916, in Mansfield and had lived here most of his life. He graduated from Mansfield Senior High School, The Ohio State College of Medicine, where he was a member of the freshman honor society of Phi Eta Sigma.  Following college graduation in 1943, Dr. Bell took his junior and senior residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland from 1943 until 1945. For the next two years, he was chief of obstetrics at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver. During this time he also served in the U. S. Army.  In 1947, Dr. Bell returned to Mansfield and opened an office at 15 N. Mulberry Street. He later moved his offices to the Medical Arts Building at 480 Glessner Avenue, which he and several other physicians built.  Dr. Bell was an active staff member of Mansfield General Hospital from 1947-1975. He helped to establish the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1952 and also served as a member and a chairman of the department. He was a past president of the Mansfield General Hospital Medical Staff.  He was active for 31, years in Obstetrics and gynecology practice and delivered 8,500 babies in Ohio and Colorado. Dr. Bell was also a member and past president of the Richland County Medical Society; a member of the Ohio State Medical Association; a member of the American Medical Association; a fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and board-eligible in the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  A member of the First Lutheran Church, Dr. Bell was also a 50 year member of the Mansfield Lodge 35 F & AM, and was a member of Elks Lodge 56.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Bishop Bell, his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery G. and Dee Bell of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Jessica, Jeffery and Jacqueline; his sister, Dorthy Devitt of Key Colony, Fla.;  and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his son, Wendell "Ship" Bell in February 1983 and his mother, Marie Bell, in December 1989.  Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 9 pm. at the Diamond Stree Home of  Wappner Funeral Directors. Masonic services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Michael Goldner. Burial will be held in Mansfield Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church Christian Day School Fund or S.N. Ada Ford Fund, 35 N. Park Street.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  09 May 1990]

Bell, William -- William Bell, captain of No. 2 fire station and life long-resident of Mansfield, died this morning at 7:30 o’clock at his home, 330 East Fourth street, after an illness of seven weeks with heart trouble.  It was not until last Thursday that his condition became critical but since then he had rapidly grown worse until death resulted.  Mr. Bell, who was 62 years and one month of age, was born in this city and resided here throughout his entire life.  At the age of 16 years he became a volunteer fireman and was appointed as a regular fireman May 14, 1890 and as captain of No. 2 station on December 31, 1907.  He was at all times recognized as faithful and efficient in the performance of his duties and was held in high regard by his associates in the city service as well as by all who knew him.  He is survived by his wife and six children, two sons, William, of Bellville, and George, of this city, and four daughters, Mrs. Phillip Kipp, Mrs. George Birmelin, Mrs. Samuel Schwier and Mrs. Beach Gatton, all of this city.  Funeral services will be conducted at the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by the Rev. M. L. Jenney, Pastor of the First Christian church.  Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Steve B.  [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) Wednesday, May 29, 1918 p3, col2]

Bellesfelt, John -- d. 2/--/1873 at Mansfield;  5m, 5d;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause - lung fever;  res. Mansfield - 3rd. Ward  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bemiller, ---- -- The infant son of Mr. & Mrs. J.F. Bemiller died Friday night and was interred Saturday at Four Corners.  [Bellville Messenger:  09 February 1906, Vol. 14, No. 2]

Bemiller, Alberta M. (Wilson) -- Mrs. Emerson Bemiller died on last Thursday evening, after a short illness with lung trouble, superinduced by the grip, aged 32 years, seven months and three days.  The funeral took place from the family home near Newville Sunday at 10 a.m. and services were conducted at Bunker Hill by Rev. W.E. Harrison of the Butler M.P. church.  Interment was made in the churchyard cemetery by the side of an infant daughter.  Alberta M. Wilson was born in Worthington Township, July 23, 1870.  Was married to Emerson Bemiller in 1893.  To this union were born five daughters, four of whom with the husband survive.  The deceased was well and favorably known, as the large congregation of people who were present at the last sad rites, would attest.  The situation is a particularly sad one and the bereft husband with four little motherless daughters has the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends.  They keenly feel the loss of a beloved wife and mother.  [Bellville Messenger:  05 March 1903, Vol. 11, No. 9]

Bemiller, Arline Abbie -- Mrs. Arline Abbie Bemiller, 72, widow of Ora J. Bemiller of 63 Wood St., died early this morning at the Gill Nursing Home, following a two-month illness.  Born March 20, 1891, in Columbus, she came to Mansfield 19 years ago.  She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Don Clow, 623 Arlington Ave., two grandchildren, Mrs. Phillip Johnson, Shelby, RD 2, and Don Clow, Jr., of Mansfield;  and one sister, Mrs. Emma Osborn of Elyria (OH).  The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Clinton Vanzant.  Burial will be in the Bunker Hill Cemetery near Butler.  Friends may call at the funeral home starting Friday afternoon.  [Mansfield News Journal:  14 November 1963]

Bemiller, Charles Emerson

Bemiller, Elizabeth (Palmer) -- NEWVILLE. -Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer Bemiller, aged 69, wife of Emerson Bemiller of Newville, died Tuesday morning in the Mansfield General hospital where she had submitted to a major operation several days ago. Born near Perrysville, she had resided near Newville since her marriage to Emerson Bemiller in 1903. She was a member of the Perrysville Baptist church. Surviving are the husband, two sons, Brice, of Newville and Charles, of Fredericktown; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Snavely of Mansfield; four step-daughters, Mrs. Pearl Pritchard, of Newark, Mrs. Grace Bowman, Mrs. Mable Bowman and Mrs. Gladys Bowman, all of near Newville; 31 grandchildren, and five brothers, Charles of near Perrysville, Frank, Andrew, Joseph and Harvey of Little Washington community. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Bunker Hill church south of Newville. Burial will be in the Bunker Hill cemetery. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News-Journal, Page 4: Wednesday, April 28, 1937]

Bemiller, Emerson -- EMERSON BEMILLER, 88, retired teacher and farmer, early today at his farm near Newville. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Mabel Bowman and Mrs. Grace Bowman, both of Perrysville, and Mrs. Mary Snavely of Mansfield; sons, Brice of Perrysville and Charles of Johnstown; sister, Mrs. Mary Clever of Toledo; 35 grandchildren; 65 great grand children; one great-great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Snyder Funeral Home, Butler, The Rev. Bert Hosking, pastor of Newville Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. H. E. Stout, pastor of Amity Methodist Church. Burial in Bunker Hill Cemetery. Friends call at funeral home, starting this evening. Member of Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News-Journal, Page 2: Wednesday, June 11, 1959]

Bemiller, Everett J. -- Everett J. Bemiller, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Orval Bemiller, of Honey Creek, died December 14 at the age of 4 months and 10 days.  He was born August 4, 1921.  He was preceded in death by a twin brother, and leaves his father, mother, brother, Richard Lee.  Burial service was conducted at the home of his parents by Rev. Charles W. Cassel, and the body laid to rest in the Bellville cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  23 December 1921, Vol. 3, No. 2]

Bemiller, Floyd C. -- b. 11/5/1903;  d. 2/6/1960;  bur. Shauck Cem.  [source:  Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Bemiller, Frank -- d. 3/28/1955 at Madison Hosp.;  b. 3/9/1871 at Elkhart, IN;  bur. Northfork Cem.  [MNJ 3/29/1955]

Bemiller, Judith -- Mrs. Judith Bemiller, the aged relict of the late John Bemiller, passed peacefully away at the advanced age of 83 years, on Wednesday night of last week, after a lingering illness with dropsy.  The funeral took place from the home of her son-in-law, James Piper, in Butler, on Friday at 1 p.m. and services were conducted at the M.E. church by Rev. W.E. Harrison.  Interment was made in the Butler Cemetery.  Mrs. Bemiller was born in Fayette County, Pa.  She was married to John Bemiller, Dec. 6, 1837.  To this union was born eight children, six of whom survive.  Her husband died about 42 years ago.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  05 March 1903, Vol. 11, No. 9]

Bemiller, Louisa McCullough -- Butler.  Mrs. Louisa McCullough Bemiller was born near Nashville, Ohio, April 14, 1857, and died at her late home, on Cleveland street, Thursday, March 9, 1922, after a three months' illness with cancer of the stomach.  She is survived by her husband, Daniel Bemiller;  two grandchildren, Mrs. Helen Miller of Perrysville, and Carl Greer of Butler.  A short service was held at the home, Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C.W. Weltmer.  The funeral sermon was preached at the Bunker Hill church, Saturday, at 2 p.m., by her pastor, Rev. Clarence Stewart, of Perrysville.  Interment was in Bunker Hill cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  17 March 1922, Vol. 3, No. 13]

Bemiller, Marian J. -- 32Y;  d. 3/7/1955 at White Cross Hosp., Columbus, OH;  w/o Clifford C.;  bur. Wilson Cem., Newark, OH  [MNJ 3/8/1955]

Bemiller, Mrs. Daniel -- Independence.  Mrs. Daniel Beemiller died last Sunday night after a rather prolonged sick spell.  The remains were interred at Bunker Hill on Tuesday.  Rev. Joseph Stull conducted the funeral services.  The remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of relatives and friends.  --  [Bellville Star:  25 October 1888, Vol. 12, No.  4]

Bemiller, Olive Marie (McCready)

Bemiller, Philip -- Butler.  Philip Bemiller, eldest son of Valentine Bemiller, died Thursday at his home near Johnsville, aged about 50 years.  The funeral was held Saturday, according to the rites of the Menisse church of which deceased was a member.  [Semi-Weekly News:  08 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 73]

Bemiller, Reuben -- BUTLER -- Reuben Bemiller, aged 59 years, died at his home near Davis, Saturday, after being sick a long time.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at Bunker Hill and interment was at the same place.  His wife and one daughter survive.  [Richland County Leader:  03 June 1921, Vol. 2, No. 25]

Bemiller, T. Pauline Davis

Bemiller, Valentine

Bemiller, Valentine -- Butler.  Mr. & Mrs. T.B. Clever, of Toledo, arrived Sunday in response to a telegram stating the death of Mrs. Clever's father, Valentine Bemiller.  [Semi-Weekly News:  31 December 1896, Vol. 13, No. 1]

Bemiller, Valentine -- Butler.  After weeks of intense suffering with dropsical trouble, Valentine Bemiller died at 12 o'clock Saturday in the 74th. year of his age.  Deceased was born in the province of Saxe Weimar, Germany, May 21, 1823, and emigrated to America with his parents when quite young.  May 15, 1844, he was united in marriage to Mary Garber and in 1874 moved to Washington Township where he has since resided.  The union was blessed with 14 children, six of whom with the widow survive him.  The funeral took place from the family home, east of town, Monday at 10 o'clock.  The Rev. W.A. Nolling delivered the funeral discourse from the Bunker Hill pulpit and the remains were laid to rest in that cemetery.  [Semi-Weekly News:  31 December 1896, Vol. 13, No. 1]

Benaugh, George B. -- Word has been received here by friends of Mrs. Rev. George B. Benaugh of the death of her husband, at the family home in Belfast, Ireland.  Rev. Mr. Benaugh will be remembered as pastor of the Presbyterian church of this place about 20 years ago, going from here to Mansfield, where he was pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian church.  He was senior minister of the Knockerbracken Reform Presbyterian church at Belfast, Ireland.  He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mary.   [Richland County Leader:  06 February 1920, Vol. 1, No. 9]

Bender, ---- -- Shelby.  The 2-year-old daughter of W.J. Bender, living on West Main Street, died this morning at 8 o'clock of cholera infantum.  Funeral Friday at 2 p.m.  [Mansfield News:  09 August 1899]

Bender, Daniel -- A man named Daniel Bender, who was travelling to Mansfield, while walking on the railroad track near Upper Sandusky, was struck by a freight train and seriously hurt.  He died two hours after the accident.  [Ohio Liberal:  12 March 1879]

Bender, David R. -- David R. Bender was born in Morrow Co., Nov. 3, <illegible> and departed this life July <illegible>, aged <illegible>.  He is the <illegible> of George and Elizabeth Bender, and passed his life under parental roof until commencement of the war, when he was among the first to respond to his "countries call" enlisting in Company C, 15th. Regiment, O.V.I., and was gone near four years, Shiloh, Yazoo Pass and Vicksburg being among the battles in which he engaged.  He was transferred to the Veteran Corps at Indianapolis and guarded prisoners for a short time, when he was placed on General Hovey's escort.  While he responded to the call of his country he did not refuse the call of the Lord Jesus.  He enlisted in the army of the Lord Jesus Christ about 28 years ago and united with the Evangelical church.  He remained faithful to the church and his Lord until the Master called him to that rest that remaineth for the children of God.  He was of a quiet nature and shining light in the home.  He loved his family lived, cared, and prayed for their happiness and salvation.  His departure of this world is deeply felt by his loving and devoted companion, with whom he lived in holy wedlock since Sept. 8, 1868, and his children, Minnie M., Wilber S., Elnora, C. Cookman and Mabel.  He is also survived by 2 grandchildren and three sisters, 2 grandchildren preceded him to the spirit world.  In his associations with others he was honest, upright and generous.  He was not meddlesome;  he went his own way and let others go their way.  He made many friends while living in the Village of Butler he having served as Post Master from Spring 1897, to the time of his death.  He will be greatly missed, not only by his own, but all who knew him.  --  [Butler Times:  06 August 1904, Vol. XI, No. 51]

Bender, John -- Mr. John Bender died on last Friday, August 21st., 1874, at the residence of Mr. Jacob Cline, near Shelby Junction, in the 85th. year of his age.  Mr. Bender long resided on a farm several miles northwest of Mansfield, and was highly esteemed among his neighbors and friends.  Some years ago, he became a citizen of Shelby, and afterwards moved to the country, when age incapacitated him, and his aged wife from keeping house, to spend his remaining days with his sons-in-law, Mr. Adam Weiser and Jacob Cline, dying at the residence of the latter.  His aged companion still survives him.  [Shelby Independent News: 27 August 1874, Vol. 6, No. 44]

Bender, John -- Died, at the residence of Jacob Cline, August 21st., 1874, Mr. John Bender, aged 74 years, 8 months and 20 days.  Mr. Bender was born in Adams County, Pa., January 1, 1790;  married a Miss Sarah Shade in May, 1811, living with her until his death, over sixty-three years.  He had four children, forty-six grandchildren, and fifty-four great-grandchildren, most of them still living.  He was a member of the Christian Church for many years.  His funeral took place at the London Church on Saturday, 22d. inst., attended by a large number of his friends and relatives.  [Shelby Independent News: 27 August 1874, Vol. 6, No. 44]  *See also:  Taylor's Corpse Preserver article.

Bendle, Mrs. X. -- Mrs. X. Bendle, formerly a resident of this place, recently removed to Sandusky City, died several weeks ago of Typhoid Fever.  [Shelby Independent News:  30 May 1872, Vol. 4, No. 31]

Beneau, George

Beneau, Otto P. Nealand -- Died, at the residence of Mr. Geo. Beneau, Baltimore, Md., of inflammation of the brain and typhoid fever, on Thursday, December 12th, 1872, Otto P. Nealand, adopted son of George and Anna Beneau, formerly of Shelby, aged 14 years, 8 months and 19 days.  The subject of this notice was well known in Shelby, especially to the pupils of our West Side schools, among whom he was a favorite.  His funeral took place from St. Alphosus R.C. Church followed by his School and Sunday School -- numbering 1,400 boys and the same number of girls.  This large concourse of youth showed the esteem he was held in by those who associated with him and knew him best, though yet only a child.  Otto was always a good boy here in Shelby, beloved by his teachers and associates, and our correspondent says, it was the same while he resided in Baltimore.  Without extending this notice, we can only assume Mr. & Mrs. Beneau that all their friends here deeply sympathize with them in their great affliction.  [Shelby Independent News:  02 January 1873, Vol. 5, No. 10]

Benedette, Lena -- DIES AT AGE 53 -- Mrs. Lena Benedette, Mother of 15, Was Ill 2 Weeks -- Mrs. Lena Benedette, 53, of 198 Grant street, mother of 15 children, 12 of whom survive her, died in General hospital today after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Benedette was born in Italy, Dec. 25, 1885, and came to this country 35 years ago. She was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic church. Surviving are her husband, Ben; four daughters, Miss Edith Cicolani of Italy and Mrs. Harold White, Mrs. George Kunz and Miss Hazel Cicolani of Mansfield; eight sons, Reno, Henry, Malio, Milo, James, George, John and Richard Cicolani of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Antonio Antonette of near Mansfield, and five grandchildren. Three children preceded her in death. The body was taken to the Finefrock funeral home where it will remain until this evening when it will be removed to the home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: Tuesday, February 7, 1939, pg 9]

Benedict, Mary Ellen -- Shenandoah.  Mary Ellen Benedict, wife of Abraham Benedict, died at her home near Rives, Nov. 11, aged 59 years, 5 months and 11 days.  She has been an invalid for nine years.  The funeral was held at Rives last Sunday and was very largely attended, friends and relatives being present from Clear Creak, Ashland County, Greenwich, Huron County, and Mansfield.  The funeral service was conducted by H.T. Morris.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  18 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 95]

Bender, Lee G. -- Mansfield - Lee G. "Slim" Bender, 84, of 3145 Noblet Road died early Saturday in Rosemont Nursing Home after a two-year illness.  Born Oct. 30, 1899, in Pennsylvania, he lived here most of his life.  Mr. Bender was the former owner of the Bargain Spot of Reed Street for 18 years, retiring in 1980.  Surviving are three brothers, Harvey, Lowell and Wendell, all of Mansfield, and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Maxine) Gongwer of Ashland.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Phillip Carl, associate pastor of First English Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Olivesburg.  Friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 2 to4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal: Sunday, 22 January, 1984 4A) 

Benham, Carolyn -- Shelby - Mrs. Carolyn Benham, 99, of 47 Grand Blvd, died at 9 a.m. Monday at the Heritage Care Center after an extended illness.....Incomplete. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. [Mansfield News Journal: April 15, 1983 p. 7A]

Bennett, ---- -- The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. James Bennett, of 94 South Foster street, died Thursday morning, and was buried in the afternoon at 4:00.  [Mansfield News:  13 December 1901, Vol. 17, No. 242]

Bennett, Mary S. -- Mrs. Mary S. BENNETT, formerly of this city, died of consumption, at Olivesburg, Saturday afternoon, aged thirty years.  The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Wolf at West Windsor, were held at the Olivesburg Methodist church on Monday at 10 A.M.   [Ohio Liberal:  14 February 1883]

Bennett, Mrs. A. J. -The many friends of Mrs. A. J. Bennett will be pained to hear of her death, which occurred at her home near Beaver, Ore., Aug. 29. She was the widow of the Rev. M. P. Bennett, who was pastor of the Free Methodist church in this city about fourteen years ago. She leaves three children to mourn their loss - Frank T. Bennett, of Beaver, Ore.; Mrs. George Marlow and Miss Maud Bennett, of this city. She was a devoted Christian and enjoyed working for the Master; always cheerful and helpful to those about her, ever ready to comfort and sympathize with theories and sorrows of others, and while relatives and friends deeply feel their loss, they are glad to know that their loss is her gain, and that she has gone where no good-byes will ever be spoken. She used to say that when she got to heaven, she wanted to spend the first thousand years looking at Jesus, who had redeemed her. Submitted by Faye and Jean [The Mansfield News: Saturday, September 10, 1910]

Bennett, Raymond -- Raymond, son of Mr. & Mrs. Garfield C. Bennett, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Kennedy, at 106 West Second Street, Friday night, about 11 o'clock after a three day's illness with tetanus, or lockjaw.  He was born at Lagrange, Ind., Sept. 12, 1891, and has lived in Mansfield for the past nine years.  He was a great favorite among his young friends and has endeared himself to a large number of persons, young and old.  A bright mind and a genial disposition united to make him a most promising youth and his untimely demise has been a most severe shock to his relatives and to all those who were his companions and friends.  His patience during the last hours of his suffering, was undaunted and he met death peacefully.  The deceased was a student of the Fourth grade of the West First Street school, and was also a member of the First congregational Sunday school.  His presence was always noticed at the Sunday school and he firmly believed in its teachings.  The funeral services will be held from his late home on West Second Street Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted b the Rev. Charles Lemoine, of the Congregational church.  [Mansfield News:  13 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 113]

Bennett, Raymond -- The funeral services of the late Raymond Bennett were held from the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Kennedy, 106 West Second Street, this afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The Rev. Charles Lemoine, of the First Congregational Church officiated.  [Mansfield News:  15 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 114] 

Bennett, S.W. -- S.W. Bennett, of 27 Harker street, died at 4:45 Wednesday morning, aged 47 years, 8 months and 10 days.  Funeral Thursday afternoon at the Boyce church, six miles north of town.  Mr. Boyce served in the late war as a member of company D, 26th. O.V.I., for three years and four months.  [Mansfield Herald:  15 May 1890, Vol. 40, No. 26]

Bennett, Samuel -- Samuel Bennett was born on October 22, 1798 in Weller Township, Richland County, OH. He was married to his second wife on December 13, 1827 to Louisa Hamilton in Richland County, Ohio. He died on March 22, 1889 in Olivesburg, Richland County, Ohio. He is buried at Pleasant Valley Baptist Cemetery, Franklin Township, Richland County, Ohio. I don't know which Richland County newspaper his obituary would be in. Submitted by GCarolyn1.  [unknown paper]

Bennett, Samuel W. -- Wednesday.  Samuel W. Bennett died at 4:45 this morning at his residence, No. 27 Harker Street.  He was 48 years of age and his death was caused by general debility.  Deceased was a member of Company D, 26th. Regiment O.V.I.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2:30 p.m., at the Boyce Church, six miles north of the city.  Those who accompany the remains from the city will meet at the house at 12 o'clock.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 May 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 52]

Bennett, Thomas

Bennett, W.S. -- DIED, May 14, at his sister's residence, corner of Maude Avenue and Harker Street, W.S. Bennett, aged 47 years, 8 months and 10 days.  Funeral May 15, at 12 m.   --  [Mansfield Evening News:  14 May 1890, Vol. 6, No. 59]

Bennighoff, Lizetta -- Mifflin.  Mrs. Lizetta Bennighoff died last Saturday and was buried Tuesday at Chestnut Grove;  she was 76 years old.  [Mansfield Evening News:  07 May 1890, Vol. 6, No. 53]

Benninghoff, Myrtle -- Typhoid fever caused the death of Mrs. Myrtle Benninghoff, aged 29 years, wife of William Benninghof [sic.] at her home four miles northwest of the city shortly after midnight Tuesday night.  The death of Mrs. Benninghoff was a very sad one for she leaves nine motherless children, the oldest being 12 years and the youngest two weeks old.  She also leaves her husband, parents, Mr. & Mrs. A. Wilson, and one sister, Miss Belle Wilson.  The funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from her late home conducted by Rev. B.B. Uhl.  The interment will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily News:  28 April 1909]

Benschoter, E. -- One of our oldest and most prominent citizens has been taken from us.  Dr. E. Benschoter died suddenly at his residence in this village, on Monday, Sept. 3, at 8½ P.M.   For over three years the deceased has been afflicted with that terrible disease, Consumption, contracted by years of over exertion in the discharge of his professional duties.  For that length of time he has known escape was impossible -- his medical knowledge told him that the destroyer had fastened upon him with a sure grasp -- and he "set his house in order", and prepared to die.  For a year, each morning and evening, he had endured paroxysms of coughing.  On the morning of his death the coughing was not as severe as usual, and through the whole day his health was remarkably good.  At 8 o'clock that evening he was at the Drug Store, and appeared to be in uncommon good spirits.  From thence he went home and scarcely had he seated himself when the coughing spell came on, with more than usual severity.  His wife and daughter, who were in the room, observing the severity of the attack, called for aid, but before it could arrive the vital spark had fled.  Dr. Benschoter had been a resident of the village for over twenty five years.  He came here a young man and for a quarter of a century he devoted his energies to the advancement of the interests of the community in which he lived.  As a physician he stood high in his profession -- as a man he was high-minded and honorable -- as a citizen he was enterprising and energetic.  His sudden death cast a deep gloom over the village, and the large number from town and country who assembled on the occasion of the funeral, to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased, showed the estimation in which he was held.  He was, at the time of his death, in the fifty-second year of his age.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  08 September 1855, Vol. 2, No. 48]

Benschoter, William -- Died, on Saturday, March 15th., in Plymouth, Richland County, Ohio, Mr. William Benschoter, aged 21 years.  <<remainder of obit. illegible>>  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1862]

Benson, Guy -- The many friends of the mother and the son will be pained to learn of the death of Guy Benson, son of Mrs. Mae Benson, who formerly resided here with his mother, who was cashier and bookkeeper at the Boston store.  Mrs. Benson and her son removed to New York several years ago.  Guy went to Buffalo some weeks ago and there was taken ill with diphtheria and died there in the hospital, Monday, May 27, after an illness of three weeks.  A letter from his mother to Mrs. Belle Bird, of the Windemere, brings the sad intelligence of the death and states that the interment was to be made today at Delaware, the formerly home of Mrs. Benson.  Guy is remembered here by many as a frank, manly lad and his death just as he was entering upon young manhood is a sad affliction to his mother, who will have the sincere sympathy of many friends in this city.  [Mansfield (OH) News: 29 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 76]

Benson, Mary A. -- Mary A. Benson, a former resident of this city, dropped dead at her home in Chicago, Sunday morning at 7:30.  The cause of her death is not known, as her Mansfield friends all thought her in good health.  She was the widow of Alexander Benson.  She is survived by one son, Samuel Benson, of Chicago;  one daughter, Louise Benson of Chicago;  two sisters, Mrs. Louise Kemp, of Chicago, and Mrs. J.C. Lindsay of Mansfield, and one brother, Harry Bingner of Denver.  The body will be brought here for burial and funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 from the First Christian church.  [Mansfield News Journal:  04 March 1912]

Benson, Nancy J. (Teel) -- Died, Mrs. Nancy J. Benson, daughter of G.W. and Elizabeth Teel, was born March 4th., 1849, and died after a brief illness, November 2d., 1874, aged 25 years, 7 months and 28 days.  [Shelby Independent News:  12 November 1874, Vol. 7, No. 3]

Bently, Emma Edwards -- Mrs. Emma Edwards Bently, 77, of 25 East Augustine Ave., widow of Jesse Bently, died Friday evening in Mansfield Memorial Homes after an extended illness.  She was born July 7, 1895 in Pulaski, Va., and had lived here for the past 20 years.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Viola Stillwell, Miss Della Edwards and Mrs. Everett (Rebecca) Neace, all of Mansfield;  four grandchildren;  13 great-grandchildren;  two great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Wappner Funeral Home with the Rev. James L. Standridge, pastor of the Cook Rd. Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.  [Mansfield News Journal:  unknown date]

Benton, Cleo -- 39Y;  d. 2/14/1955 at Crile (Veterans) Hosp., Cleveland, OH;  WWII;  Mansfield resident;  b. 9/1/1915 at Monticello, GA;  h/o Gertrude;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 2/16/1955]

Benton, E.L. -- Tuesday.  The SHIELD learns with sincere regret of the death of E.L. Benton, editor of the CHICAGO JUNCTION TIMES, which occurred on Sunday.  Mr. Benton was an excellent young man and was formerly editor of the SHILOH GLEANER, of this county.  He was married nearly two years ago to a worthy young lady of Shiloh.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 12]

Bentz, John -- Monday.  Another fatal railroad accident happened yesterday afternoon at Shelby Junction.  John Bentz, an old soldier, who is employed in the railroad shops at Crestline, had been visiting his family at his home at Chicago Junction, and was returning to his duties at the former place.  He had reached Shelby and in trying to board a C.C.C. & St. L. freight train, Bentz was thrown under the cars and had both limbs cut off above the knees.  He also sustained a bad injury to his head, which is supposed to have caused his death, which occurred before he could be taken a dozen yards from the scene of the fatal accident.  Bentz is about 40 years of age, is a married man with a family and well known.  The remains were conveyed to his late home at Chicago Junction last night for interment.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 April 1892]

Beredge, Sarah -- d. 10/11/1871 at Butler Twp.;  76y, 5m;  married;  b. Scotland;  white;  cause = lung fever;  res. Butler Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Berg, ---- -- The wife of Wm. Berg, the drunken drayman, died on Thursday last under circumstances which call for an investigation. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 28 June 1883, Vol. 33, No. 32]

Berg, William -- Monday -- William Berg, formerly a drayman of this city, died at his home on North Sugar Street this morning. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 15 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 40]

Bergan, Huston M. -- Huston M. Bergan died at 10:10 last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eustace Fisher, No. 183 Bowman Street, after a long illness with lung trouble.  The deceased was born in Wayne County, April 27, 1820, and was married to Miranda Croninger in 1841.  He came to Richland County in 1861 where he has since resided.  Three children, Mrs. Fisher, of this city;  Mrs. Pugh, of New Washington and George M. Bergan, of the Dayton soldiers' home, survive him.  The funeral will occur Sunday at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles officiating.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 75]

Berlin, Eliza A.

Berlo, Albert -- d. 2/1888, yellow jaundice, 3d;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Berlo, Mrs. M. -- Tuesday.  Mrs. M. Berlo, aged 46, died at her residence on South East Diamond Street last night.  The deceased was the wife of M. Berlo, a mason, employed by the Erie railroad company.  Mrs. Berlo had been suffering for several months from consumption, which finally caused her death.  The funeral will be held some time tomorrow, the hour not yet being determined.  Rev. Buesser will officiate.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 December 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 30]

Berlow, ---- -- bur. 3/1886 at Mansfield Cem., premature birth  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Berndt, ---- -- The infant child of D. Berndt, was buried yesterday afternoon.  [Ohio Liberal:  20 August 1879]

Berndt, ---- -- Sunday.  The two months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Berndt, of West Second Street, died at 10 o'clock last night.  the funeral will be held Monday.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 July 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 10]

Berndt, Herman August -- Herman August Berndt, the well known baker, died at his home on West Second Street at an early hour last evening.  Mr. Berndt had been suffering with stomach trouble for the past three months and was compelled to dispose of his bakery some time ago.  Yesterday afternoon he began to feel much worse and an abscess in his stomach broke, which caused his death.  Mr. Berndt was born in Germany, Dec. 7, 1843, and came to this country in 1866 and located in Cleveland, where he was married.  In 1869 he moved to this city and engaged in the bakery business on South Main Street where he built up a large business.  He was a member of Richland Lodge No. 161, and Canton Mansfield.  His wife and five children, Herman;  George, of Akron;  Henry;  Pauline and Frederick, survive him.  The funeral, which will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. John's German church, of which he was a member, will be under the auspices of the I.O.O.F.  Rev. Buesser will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 13]  A post-mortem was held later upon the remains, and ulceration of the stomach was found to be the cause of death.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 14]

Bernhard, George – George Peter Bernhard, 56, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died Thursday in Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach. He was born Jan. 7, 1912 in Mansfield and lived most of his life here. Mr. Bernhard was a clerk in a Motor Lodge in Daytona Beach and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U. S. Army. Surviving is his mother, Edna Bernhard of 455 Hammond Ave., and one brother, William Bernhard of 663 Hillgrove Ave. The body will be returned to Mansfield and to the Wappner Funeral Home where arrangements are incomplete. [Mansfield News Journal, 26 April 1968, p. 13]

Bernhardt, Carl C.

Bernhardt, George W. -- Sunday.  George W. Bernhardt, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bernhardt, of 35 Hammond Street, died Aug. 31st.  The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Buesser officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 September 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 17]

Berno, Arthur -- bur. 7/1886 at Mansfield Cem., brain fever;  11m, 15d  [Mansfield Herald:  21 October 1886]

Berno, Dorathy -- Dorathy, wife of Jacob Berno, died at the residence of her husband on East Diamond Street, last Sunday afternoon, of dropsy, aged 51 years.  Mrs. Berno has been sorely afflicted for the past two years or more, but has born up under her affliction with true Christian fortitude.  She was loved and respected by all her neighbors.  She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her death.  Her remains were followed to the cemetery yesterday afternoon by a large assemblage of sympathizing friends.  [Ohio Liberal:  12 June 1878]

Berno, Frederica -- d. 9/30/1868 at Mansfield;  71y;  b. Germany;  white;  cause:  flux;  res. Mansfield  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Berno, Harry Peter -- Friday.  Harry Peter, son of Edward Berno and wife, of No. 181 Hedges Street, died yesterday afternoon of diphtheria, aged 9 years, 6 months and 22 days.  The funeral occurred at 3 o'clock this afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 31]

Berno, Peter -- Peter Berno, an old and respected citizen, died at his home, No. 125 Hedges street, at 2:30 o'clock Saturday morning, aged 61 years, 2 months and 7 days. The deceased had been ill about a year. He was afflicted with paralysis, which trouble resulted in death his morning. Mr. Berno was born at Otterberg, Bavaria, and came to this country when he was 14 years of age. He took up his residence in Mansfield upon his arrival in the United States and has therefore been a resident of the city for about 47 years. He was a member of Mansfield lodge, No. 19, I. O. O. F., Mohican Encampment, No. 13, I. O. O. F. and Canton Mansfield, No. 6. Mrs. Berno's maiden name was Christina Beam and she, with eight children, survives. The children are Albert William, Edward and Charles Berno; Mrs. William Grabler, of Cleveland, Mrs. Claude Cramer, of Logansport, Ind., Mrs. George B. Keirschbaum and Miss Louisa Berno. Mrs. Samuel W. Marshall, of this city is a sister of the deceased. The funeral will take place from the family residence Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. The Rev. Dr. H. L. Wiles will officiate at the service. Mr. Berno was for a long time in the boot and shoe trade, for a number of years with H. M. Weaver & Co., as traveling salesman and later in business for himself in that line, though in recent years associated with his son in the green house cultivation of flowers. He was an honorable and useful citizen, of admirable qualities of heart and mind, well read and thoroughly informed on all topics of the day. In his years of healthful activity he was an earnest worker in all the Odd Fellow organizations, which he was a member, and few were better posted on the work of the order. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News: March 4, 1899]

Berry, ----  -- Independence.  One of Adam Berry's twin daughters died Monday, aged about ten days.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  29 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 44]

Berry, ---- -- Independence.  [The child of] Mrs. Adam Berry died on Sunday.  The funeral took place from her residence, Monday.  --  [Bellville Star:  11 January 1883, Vol. 6, No. 15]  The original death notice stated that Mrs. Adam Berry had died.  But, a later death notice in the 18 January 1883 issue of the Bellville Star made it clear that it was the child that had died.

Berry, A.M.A. -- DIED -- At Newville, Mother A.M.A. Berry, aged 87 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 21 February 1884, Vol. 34, No. 14]

Berry, Adam -- Adam Berry, one of Monroe Township's old land marks, died Thursday afternoon of last week from typhoid fever, aged between 70 and 80.  Dr. Weil preached the funeral.  Interment was made at the Pleasant Valley church on Saturday, June 14.  -- [Bellville Messenger: 20 June 1902, Vol. X, No. 25]

Berry, Adam -- Adam Berry, one of Monroe Townships old landmarks, died Thursday afternoon of last week from typhoid fever, aged between 70 and 80. Rev. Well preached the funeral. Interment was made at Pleasant Valley Church on June 14. Submitted by Carrol Ann. [BUTLER ENTERPRISE: 20 June 1902]

Berry, Ann Mary (Albright) -- Newville.  Mother Berry, Ann Mary Albright, was born June the 6th., 1797;  was married to Jacob Berry, April 13th., 1823.  The result of this marriage was five sons and four daughters.  All are now living but two sons, one of whom died in his infancy;  the other in the army.  Her mother died when she was six years old.  They came to Richland County and settled at the present place of residence.  Mrs. Berry has been a member of the Lutheran church for over 68 years.  She was buried at the Mt. Olive church, Rev. Kapp conducting the funeral services.  --  [Bellville Star:  14 February 1884, Vol. 7, No. 20]

Berry, Daniel -- d. 12/24/1867 at Weller Twp.;  35y, 22d;  b. Richland Co.;  s/o Philip & Mary Berry;  white;  res. Weller Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Berry, Daniel C. -- d. 12/24/1867 at Weller Twp.;  35y, 22d;  b. Richland Co.;  married;  farmer;  cause:  consumption;  res. Weller Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Berry, Dayton -- Shenandoah.  Dayton Berry, youngest child of C.D. and Addie Berry, died Oct. 8, its death resulting from kidney trouble.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, C.S. Cliffe officiating.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  14 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 85]

Berry, Dora E. -- BELLVILLE - Mrs. Dora E. Berry, 74, a life resident of Bellville, died suddenly Tuesday night at her home on North Huron St. Mrs. Berry was an active member of the Presbyterian church and of the aid societies here. Her husband, Henry died in 1951. Surviving are one son, Dwight, of Fort Worth, Texas; and three grandchildren. Friends may call at the Snyder funeral home, Bellville where services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. David N. Roller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Mansfield, officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill cemetery east of Butler. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News-Journal, Page 24: Thursday, October 9, 1952]

Berry, Ed T.  -- Ed T. Berry died at his home at Mt. Vernon Tuesday morning, of consumption.  He leaves a wife and one daughter.  The remains were brought to Bellville Thursday for burial.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  20 October 1905, Vol. 17, No. 37]

Berry, Harmon -- Harmon Berry, son of Benjamin Berry, residing about 2 miles north-west of Newville, while playing with another boy last Saturday forenoon, overturned a pile of boards on himself, which crushed his skull and broke his neck.  He was a bright lad and his parents will greatly miss him from in their stricken home.  [Ohio Liberal:  23 May 1877]

Berry, Henry L. -- BELLVILLE - Henry L. Berry, 81, a Bellville resident for many years and a Sunday school teacher there for 50 years, died Sunday at the Woodlawn rest home. He was a member and a retired elder of the Bellville Presbyterian church and taught at a day school near Butler for 15 years. Surviving are his wife, Eudora; one son, Dwight A. Berry, of Fort Worth, Texas; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Snyder funeral home in Bellville with Rev. Stephen A. Muraney, pastor of the Bellville Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News-Journal, Page 12: Monday, September 17, 1951]

Berry, Herold

Berry, Ira S. -- Lucas.  Ira Berry is dead.  Such was the sad intelligence received in our village last Saturday afternoon.  For a number of years Ira was one among us, and a more congenial, whole-souled citizen was no where to be found.  As a teacher in our schools, he was painstaking and had an eye single to duty.  He was esteemed by pupils and parents alike.  About seven years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Rummel, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Silas Rummel, of this place.  As a husband and father he was held dear in the household.  His remains were brought here from Perrysville at noon, Monday and taken to the Congregational Church, which was filled to overflowing with sorrowing friends, where services were held by the Rev. Dolbeer of Perrysville, who preached an appropriate sermon, after which Masonic services were rendered, when the funeral cortege weaded its way to the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where all that was mortal of Ira Berry was laid to rest to await the summons of Gabriel's trumpet.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 February 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 38]

Berry, Isabell -- bur. 3/1886 at Mansfield Cem., general debility;  61y, 2m, 23d  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Berry, Isabella -- Mrs. Isabella Berry, wife of Mr. David Berry, of No. 42 East Market Street, died at Wellington, Tuesday last, aged 61 years, 2 months and 23 days.  Her remains were brought to this city Thursday evening last and the funeral took place from her late residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  She was visiting friends at Wellington when taken sick.  [Mansfield Herald:  25 March 1886]

Berry, Jacob -- Bellville, Died -- On Saturday, June 5th., Mr. Jacob Berry, at he age of 86 years, 2 months and 9 days.  The funeral took place at Mt. Olive on Sunday, June 6th., conducted by his pastor, Rev. J.F. Sponseller.  --  [Bellville Star:  10 June 1886, Vol. 9, No. 37] 

Berry, Jacob -- Newville.  Died, the 5th. inst., at his home two miles west of Newville, Jacob Berry in his 87th. year.  He was born in Center Co., Penn., March the 26th., 1800 and moved to this country in the year 1820.  He was a man of industrious habits and had accumulated considerable property.  He was the father of nine children, five of whom survive him.  He had 43 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.  He was an active member of the Lutheran church for 70 years and an Elder in the same for 48 years.  He was buried last Sabbath at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Rev. Sponseller conducting the funeral services.  --  [Bellville Star:  17 June 1886, Vol. 9, No. 38 should have been published the week before, but was submitted too late for publication in the 10 June 1886 issue of the paper]

Berry, Louisa (Smith) -- Newville.  Mrs. Benjamin (Berry, Louisa Smith) was born Dec. 25th., 1832, died June 18th., 1886.  She was the mother of ten children, seven of whom survive her.  She has been a member of the church for forty years.  She was buried last Sabbath at Pleasant Valley, Rev. Sikes conducting the funeral services.  --  [Bellville Star:  24 June 1886, Vol. 9, No. 39]  

Berry, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Berry, widow of Eli Berry, died Friday morning at her home in Monroe township, near Hastings, after a long illness. she was about 70 years old and one of the well known and respected residents of that part of the county. Mrs. Berry was the mother of Mrs. Annie Smith, of south Main street, and of Mrs. Mercedes Baker, of South Adams street. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [THE MANSFIELD NEWS, Friday, January 27, 1911]

Berry, Mildred M. (Wilson)

Berry, Rebecca Fetteg -- Died, Nov. 14th., 1865, near Hasting's P.O., Richland County, O., Mrs. Rebecca Fetteg Berry, aged 32 years, 9 months and 25 days.  <<poetry omitted>>  -- W.M.G.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 November 1865, Vol. XXV, No. 26]

Berry, William H. -- DIED -- On the 10th. day of May, 1872, WM. H. BERRY, aged 22 years, 3 months and 15 days.  The deceased, at the time of his death, was on a visit with his brother-in-law, Charles Purcell, of Palmyra, Knox Co., O., but was a citizen of this place, and a member of the M.E. Church.  He leaves a wife, mother, brothers and sisters, and a large circle of friends, to mourn his loss -- but not to mourn as those that have no hope.  – [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  17 May 1872, Vol. 1, No. 12]

Bersinger, Mary Elizabeth -- *Abstract* -- Mary Elizabeth Bersinger, b. Richland County, Ohio June 22, 1860  d. Galion, Ohio on June 28, 1932.    Parents were Israel Lindley and Mahala Barnes;  Married Samuel Bersinger on April 19, 1880;  Children: Clyde of Galion; C.G. of Cleveland; Ora, wife of J. F. Matthews of Marion; Mrs. T.A. Cook of Springfield;  Siblings: Perry Lindley of Blooming Grove; Mrs. James Wilson of Galion;  Burial: Fairview Cemetery.  Submitted by Mike.  [Bucyrus (OH) Telegraph-Forum:  19 June 1932]

Besenti, Anthony -- Mansfield. Anthony Besenti, 66 of 80 Gimble Drive died Saturday afternoon at Peoples Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Mansfield on Oct. 24, 1922, he had been the owner of Oak Park Tavern for more than 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 4448, American Legion McVey Post 16, 40 et 8 and AmVets no. 26. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joan Figley Besenti; one son, Paul J. of Port Clinton; two stepchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Paul Mako of Conneaut. Calling hours will be at the Geiger-Herilhy Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered by the Rev. Tobert Dendinger at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Vigil services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 7:30 p.m. Military services will be conducted at the graveside by the Joint Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Sandy DeLauretis. [Mansfield News Journal:  28 Nov. 1988, page 4A]

Besore, J. Oliver -- J. Oliver Besore, formerly of Mechanicstown, Md., but lately of this county, was buried Sunday, from the residence of his mother, two miles southeast of this city.  He was sick but two days.  Cancer of the stomach is supposed to have been the cause of his death.  He was universally respected by the people of the neighborhood and his mother has their most heartfelt sympathy.  [Ohio Liberal:  15 May 1878]

Besore, J. Oliver -- bur. 5/10/1878 at Mansfield Cem., gastric ulcer;  29y, 8m  [Ohio Liberal:  05 June 1878]

Besse, Susannah -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Susannah Besse, aged 43 years, wife of Allen Besse, died at 7:30 o'clock last evening.  Mrs. B. was afflicted with cancer of the stomach and came to this city some time ago for the purpose of receiving medical treatment from the Doctors Craig.  About a week ago an operation was performed as the only means of saving the woman's life.  During their stay in this city Mr. & Mrs. B. resided with relatives on Woodland avenue.  The remains of the deceased were shipped to her home at Wapakoneta, O., via the P.F. railroad, at 7:30 this morning, where the burial will take place.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 August 1892]

Bessinger, Margaret. -Mrs. Margaret Bessinger, sister of George Kern, of South Mulberry street, died Saturday morning at her home in Galion.  She had been in failing health since 1885 as a result of an accident, and she was found dead by her daughter.  Mrs. Bessinger was the daughter of Jacob and Katherine Kern, of Mansfield, and was born in Reichenbach, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, April 23, 1845.  When nine years of age, she came with her parents and took up her residence in Mansfield.  In 1866 she was united in marriage to Phillip Bessinger, then of Windfall.  After residing in that place for a short time, they removed to Galion.  Her husband preceded her in death five years ago.  She is survived by three sons and a daughter, also two brothers and two sisters.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon by the Rev. Mr. Allwardt.  [Mansfield News:  Monday, August 2, 1915]

Bettac, F.W. -- d. 3/1885, diptheria;  3y, 1m, 13d;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Betts, Florence -- Pavonia.  Florence, the little daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Will Betts, aged 6½ months, died of cholera infantum, Monday evening and was buried Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.  Interment at Chestnut Grove cemetery.  [Mansfield News:  25 August 1899]

Betz, Ethel A. – Ethel A. Betz, 92, formerly of 1568 Lexington Ave., died Monday morning in Woodlawn Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was born July 9, 1898, in Weller Township, Richland County, and had lived in the Mansfield area all her life. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are three daughters, Helen Barth of Mansfield, Leona Warner of Cuyahoga Falls and Marjorie Boals of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Cairns of Mansfield. Friends may call at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors one hour before the funeral service to be held Thursday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Harold Hopkins. Burial will be in Shenandoah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church. [Mansfield News Journal, 19 March 1991]

Bevard, Catherine -- d. 10/10/1869 at Springfield Twp.;  71y, 7m, 18d;  b. New York;  white;  cause:  old age;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bevard, Emery -- Emery Bevard who had been making his home for the past four months with Francis Sipe on the O.A. Gass farm, died very suddenly Wednesday afternoon as he was returning home from Mansfield.  He drove to town earlier in the day and at the gate entering the lane leading to the Sipe home he got out of the buggy to open the gate when he dropped over dead.  He had not been feeling well for the past week but had been able to be around nearly all of the time.  Death was due to heart trouble.  Mr. Bevard was a resident of Bloomfield for a number of years and was a stone mason.  He is survived by his wife. Funeral Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Sipe home.  [Butler Times:  24 September 1909, Vol. XV, No. 48]

Bevard, Louisa -- d. 10/26/1869 at Springfield Twp.;  1y, 4m, 19d;  b. Ohio;  white;  cause:  spotted fever;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Beverage, William -- Word has been received in this city that William Beverage died at Shiloh, Ohio, Saturday.  Death was caused by pneumonia.  Mr. Beverage was well known in this city having been a resident of Butler township for many years.  He moved to Shiloh about two years ago.  [Mansfield Shield:  13 January 1913]

Beveridge, O.F. -- Washington.  O.F. Beveridge died at his late residence in the village Monday morning, Aug. 16.  The deceased was about 37 years of age.  He was a member of the Washington brass band, and had been employed to teach in district number one the coming winter.  A wife and two children survive him.  Funeral at Caesarea, Wednesday, at 10 a.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  17 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 66]

Beveridge, O.F. -- O.F. Beveridge, formerly in the Wells Fargo express office in this city, died at Barnes Monday morning at 5 o'clock.  He was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife and two children.  funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  17 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 66]

Beveridge, O.F. -- Newville.  Will Limes and mother, attended the funeral of O.E. [sic.] Beveridge at Little Washington, Tuesday.  Mr. Beveridge was raised here and the people were all sorry to hear of his death.  [Semi-Weekly News:  20 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 67]

Beveridge, "Grandmother" -- Washington.  Grandmother Beveridge died at the home of her son, Ira, one mile west of the village, on Sunday at 3 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  09 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 90]

Beverstock, A.B. -- A.B. Beverstock, a former well known stock buyer of Shelby, died Monday morning, quite suddenly from heart trouble, an attack of which he suffered while working in a garden.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  11 July 1914, Vol. 61, No. 34]

Beverstock, A.B. -- A.B. Beverstock died at his residence at Lexington, last Thursday at 12 m., aged 79 years.  The funeral took place on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.  He lived in Lexington the past fifty years and was in the dry goods business forty years.  --  [Bellville Star:  09 March  1882, Vol. 5, No. 23]

Beverstock, Alice "Allie" Eve -- On Saturday morning, Nov. 15th., 1867, Alice Eve, youngest daughter of J.A. & S.P. Beverstock, aged 18 years.  [Shelby Chronicle:  21 November 1867, Vol. 1, No. 38]

Beverstock, Charles Hulett -- Died, at Lexington, Richland County, Ohio, on Monday, August 26th., 1872, Mr. Charles Beverstock, son of Allen Beverstock.  Mr. Beverstock was a young man highly esteemed, and greatly beloved by all who knew him;  and had many warm friends throughout the county.  He was an active, energetic Christian worker, and left an influence among his fellows, that will not soon be forgotten.  [Shelby Independent News:  29 August 1872, Vol. 4, No. 44]

Beverstock, Charles Hulett -- DIED -- In Lexington, Ohio, August 26th., 1872, after an illness of about six days, Mr. CHARLES HULETT BEVERSTOCK, aged 32 years, 6 months and 25 days.  Mr. Beverstock had been a member of the Presbyterian Church in Lexington for three years and nine months, and Superintendent of the Sabbath School about one year and five months. -- [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY: 23 August 1872, Vol. 1, No. 26]

Beverstock, Delilah H. -- Mrs. Delilah H. Beverstock died at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 3, at her residence in Lexington, aged 81 years.  She was an aunt of Barney Beverstock of this city.  The cause for her death was paralysis.  She had been confined to her bed for the past four years.  Funeral at Lexington, Monday, July 5, at 11 a.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  06 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 54]

Beverstock, Delilah H. -- Lexington.  The Rev. Mr. Thompson officiated, July 5, at the obsequies of Miss Delilah Beverstock, who was aged 81 years, two months and four days and was a sister to Allen B. Beverstock, the pioneer merchant, deceased.  Miss Beverstock was born in Vermont and for nearly 60 years had adorned the social circle of Lexington, by her genial radiant presence.  [Semi-Weekly News:  13 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 56]

Beverstock, Fred Sr. -- Lexington.  Fred Beverstock, Sr., died Tuesday morning at his home in Lexington.  Mr. Beverstock was born in Lexington and has lived here all his life.  He was 64 year old and is survived by his wife, two sons, Fred Beverstock of Mullin, Nebraska, Frank Beverstock and one daughter, Merry, a teacher in the High School of this place.  Funeral services Thursday morning at 11 o'clock.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  19 October 1906, Vol. 14, No. 38]

Beverstock, Job -- Lexington.  Job Beverstock, an old citizen of this place, who has resided for a while at Tontogany, Wood County [Ohio], died at his residence on last Friday with dropsy and was buried Saturday.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  02 June 1887, Vol. 3, No. 27]

Beverstock, Katharine Cover -- LEXINGTON -- Mrs. Katharine Cover Beverstock, wife of A.B. Beverstock, died at her family home in Mansfield last Saturday morning, after a long illness.  Mrs. Beverstock was born October 20, 1874, in Johnsville, and is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mary and Katharine, and a son Allen, all of Mansfield;  two sisters, Mrs. Laura Stofer and Mrs. J.W. Russell and two brothers, J.K. Cover, of Bellville, and U.J. Cover, of Mt. Gilead.  The funeral services were held at the late home Monday afternoon at 2:00, conducted by the Rev. E.M. MacMillen, of the First Presbyterian church of Mansfield, of which Mrs. Beverstock, was an active member.  The remains were brought to Lexington and laid to rest in the Beverstock burial lot in the Lexington cemetery.  Mrs. Beverstock, previous to her marriage, was a teacher in the Lexington high school.  Her marriage took place in 1901.  She was well and favorably known and sympathy is extended to Mr. Beverstock and children in their said bereavement.  [Richland County Leader: 15 April 1921, Vol. 2, No. 18]

Beverstock, Sarah -- SHELBY.  Mrs. Sarah Beverstock, aged 80, mother of Barney Beverstock, of this city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amos Greenleaf, in Tiffin.  The deceased resided here for years and the remains were brought here and interred today.  [Mansfield News:  07 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 83]

Beverstock, Silas -- Lexington.  Comrade Silas Beverstock, of Conger Post, G.A.R., of Lexington, has responded to the last wild, inspiring call of the bugle.  Death's stern hand fell without premonition on the aged veteran early Sunday morning.  April 3, he was sitting on his chair and was about to take a paper to read when life's mystic chord was suddenly severed.  He had been confined to the house seven months with dropsy, the malady having finally reached his heart.  He was laid to rest Monday afternoon underneath the sad whispering pines and sorrowing drooping willows in the Elysium of the dead, the Lexington Cemetery.  The Rev. Mr. Thompson officiated at the last sad rites and his words of tender pathos assuaged the grief of those who were united with the deceased in sacred kindred ties.  The veterans of the post attested their esteem for Comrade Beverstock by marching in the funeral procession and the American flag, carried by Jacob Shue, a gray-haired hero of many battles, flaunted its radiant inspiring folds to the breeze.  Death is fast depleting the ranks of the post, four comrades having died in eleven months and soon all will have heard the last reveille.  Forty-seven soldiers of the civil war are now only a dim, sad memory that lingers about the cemetery on the hill and their names and deeds should be cherished so long as the spirit of valor and patriotism are exalted.  Comrade Beverstock was born in Richland County, Vermont, 71 years ago, and he grew to manhood among Vermont's historic vernal hills.  He was living in Wood County, Ohio, when he enlisted.  He had lived here since January, 1865.  He was a bachelor and lived at the home of Mrs. Alma Spaulding, his sister.  He was a man of generous impulses and intelligence.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  12 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 29]

Bevier, ---- -- Plymouth.  The infant child of William Bevier was buried Tuesday afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 September 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 19]

Bevier, -- -- Dr. Bevier of Plymouth, died Monday.  He practiced medicine in that place for forty years.  --  [Bellville Star:  27 July 1882, Vol. V, No. 43]

Bevier, Abram (Dr.)

Bevier, Ann -- Mrs. Ann Bevier, one of Plymouth's most highly honored and respected pioneer residents, and who several days ago had the misfortune to break her hip, passed from this life into eternal reward at her home on Broadway, Wednesday evening at 4 o'clock, having rounded out the 97th. year of her age last February.  Her life was one of usefulness, kind and considerate to all, and her good deeds will always be cherished by those who came in daily contact with her.  She was a woman of wonderful vitality and up until the last few days before her death her faculties were as bright as one of half her years.  Her years were well spent, but even though she is gone, her kind deeds will live along forever.  Funeral services will be held from her late home this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock interment to be made in the family lot in Greenlawn Cemetery along side of her husband, who preceded her in death, July 24, 1882.  Obituary next week.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  18 July 1914, Vol. 61, No. 35]

BeVier, Arthur -- Arthur BeVier was born in Cass Township, Richland County, April 12, 1841, and departed this life near Plymouth, March 9, 1914, aged 72 years, 10 months and 27 days.  The deceased was married to Caroline Ervin, March 21, 1872.  To them were born three children:  O.E. BeVier of New Haven, Warren J., of Plymouth, and Mrs. C.T. Blake, of Chicago, Ill., who together with two grandchildren, mourn his death.  These with the loving wife and many friends, remain to mourn their loss.  He was the youngest of a family of fourteen children, three of whom are still living, William, Cornelia and James, who reside in Plymouth.  He had been in his usual health until about two weeks ago.  Since that time his family and friends hoped for the best and trusted that his health would be restored.  Deceased possessed many noble characteristics.  He was a kind husband, and a loving father.  His home was his kingdom, and most deeply and sadly will his loss be felt in this circle, where his thoughtfulness and industry have so largely contributed to the comfort of home life.  <scripture omitted> Funeral services were held from his late home, west of Plymouth, on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Jesse Wyeth, pastor of the Central M.E. Church of Mansfield, interment being made in Greenlawn Cemetery.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  14 March 1914, Vol. 61, No. 17]

Bevier, Caleb -- Saturday.  Caleb Bevier, aged about 70, died at his home in Plymouth township yesterday of old age.  The funeral will be held Monday afternoon.  The deceased was an old pioneer of Richland County and was a cousin of Gen. R. Brinkerhoff, of this city.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 January 1893]

Bevier, Cathaime Dulru
-- Death has again visited a home in Norwalk taking the last member of a family of five children.  Miss Cathaime Dulru Bevier died Sunday morning at her home, 53 Woodlawn Avenue.   She was born in Plymouth Township, Richland County, Ohio, August 28, 1846, and has been a resident of Norwalk for about 38 years.  She was a member of the Congregational church of this city, since July 6, 1873.  Her thoughtful and sympathetic ways are highly commendable and have a lasting impression upon the minds of all who had the privilege of her association.  Miss Bevier was extremely patient in her last few weeks of suffering.  She is survived by a niece, Miss (illegible) Bevier with whom she made her home, 53 Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. J.C. Townsend of Wakeman, her former pastor.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  17 April 1915, Vol. 62, No. 21 as reprinted from the Norwalk Journal]

Bevier, Clarence -- Clarence Bevier died Monday afternoon at his home, 16 North Diamond Street.  [Semi-Weekly News:  16 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 92]

Bevier, David

Bevier, Henry Andries

Bevier, John D.
-- DIED -- Near Shiloh, Ohio, on Tuesday, December 19th., 1871, Mr. JOHN D. BEVIER, aged 92 years.  The deceased was afflicted with dropsy for over a year past.  He was a soldier of the war of 1812, under Col. Henry Bloom of the State of New York, and was honorably discharged at Fort Niagara, in September 1813.  At the time of his death he was in the receipt of a pension under the recent act of Congress. – [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS:  28 December 1871, Vol. 4, No. 9]

Bevier, John D. -- d. 12/19/1871 at Cass Twp.;  82y, 5d;  married;  b. New York;  farmer;  white;  cause - dropsy;  res. Cass Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bevier, Frank -- DIED -- At Plymouth, August 16th., of paralysis, Frank, infant son of Jackson and Nancy Bevier. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 28 August 1884, Vol. 34, No. 41]

Bevier, Mary -- d. 12//2/1871 at Plymouth Twp.;  single;  35y, 11m, 16d;  b. Ohio;  house keeper;  white;  cause = typhoid fever;  res. Plymouth Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bevier, Mrs. Elson

Bevier, Sarah

BeVier, William J. -- William J. BeVier was born in Binghamton, Broom County, N.Y., December 7, 1820, and departed this life March 28, 1914, aged 93 years, 3 months and 21 days.  He was the third of fourteen children, twelve of whom grew to manhood and womanhood.  In 1835, he with his father's family, came to Ohio, where he spent the remainder of his long and useful life.  At the death of his father, deceased took the responsibilities of the family upon his shoulders, and tried to fill his father's place.  When yet a young man he united with the Congregational Church in Plymouth, and remained a faithful Christian to the close of life.  He leaves to mourn his loss one brother, James BeVier, and one sister, Cornelia BeVier, besides a large number of relatives and friends.  He lived a long and useful life, and has left this life to enjoy an eternity of happiness.  His funeral was held Monday afternoon at his home, conducted by Rev. R.H. Balmer, interment being made in Pioneer Cemetery.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  04 April 1914, Vol. 61, No. 20]

Bevier, W.N. -- Died, on Saturday the 20th. inst., Mr. W.N. Bevier, of dropsy.  [Plymouth Advertiser: 27 May 1854, Vol. 1, No. 32]

Bevington, Amp. -- Bellville.  The news was received here Saturday of the death of Amp. Bevington, at Pittsburgh, his home.  He was raised in the vicinity of Independence, and married a daughter of Jacob Mock, of the same neighborhood.  [Bellville Star:  21 August 1884, Vol. 7, No. 47]

Bevington, Joseph -- After several months' extreme suffering, the death of Joseph Bevington took place Sabbath morning.  As there was evidence of an internal malignant tumor, an autopsy was held by the attending physicians, Drs. Keyes and Anderson, assisted by Mr. Willis Young.  The physicians present were Drs. Geo. Mitchell, A.J. Irwin, J.F. McMillin, D.C. McMillen, W.H. Race, A.H. McCullough.  The result of the examination revealed an enormous malignant fibrous tumor, involving the left kidney, pancreas, mesentery, omentum, descending colon and firmly attached to the walls of the abdomen, the tumor weighing in all ten pounds.  As this is an exceedingly rare case it is of great interest to the medical profession.  [Ohio Liberal:  29 January 1879]

Bevington, Joseph W. -- bur. 1/1879 at Mansfield Cem., tumor;  43y, 6m, 12d 
[Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Bevington, Martin -- Deeply impressive were the funeral services of the late Lieutenant Commander Martin Bevington, of the United States Navy, this morning at 10 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Sarah Bevington, mother of the deceased, at 486 West Fourth Street.  The body lay in state from Tuesday afternoon that his many friends might have an opportunity to look upon the face of one whom they had known so well in life before all that was mortal of the lieutenant commander was laid to rest in the city of the dead.  The service this morning was private, attended by the relatives and a few close personal friends.  One of the friends present was Lieut. Commander J.B. Blish, of the United States Navy, a classmate of Lieut. Commander Bevington, at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis.  they both graduated in 1879.  The casket in which reposed the body of Lieut. Commander Bevington was draped in a silk flag and over it was crossed the officer's sword, and on it place his chapeau.  He was clad in his uniform.  Banked at the edges of the casket were exquisite floral tributes from friends in the city and various parts of the country including personal friends among the officers of the Navy.  On the casket was a very beautiful wreath of orchids and palms.  A number of relatives were present from out of the city for the funeral.  The Rev. Dr. D.J. Meese, of the First Presbyterian church conducted the service and spoke feelingly of the life and character of Lieut. Commander Bevington and his long years of faithful and efficient service in the United States Navy.  The pallbearers were Lieut. Commander J.B. Blish, of Seymour, Ind., J.E. Brown, Dr. W.E. Loughridge, E.D. Baxter, Edward Marshall, Reid Carpenter, William M. Hahn and William Patterson.  The interment was made in the Mansfield Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  30 October 1903, Vol. 11, No. 43 as reprinted from the Richland Shield and Banner]

Bevington, Wils -- Wils Bevington, one of the oldest freight conductors on the P.F., was struck and killed this morning at Columbiana by the C. & P. flyer, No. 307.  He had stepped from his train onto the track in front of the flyer, when he was struck.  He has a brother who is a passenger conductor on the P.F.  [Mansfield News:  25 May 1899]

Beyer, ---- -- Butler.  An infant child of Fred Beyer was interred in the Butler Cemetery Sunday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 59]



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