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Bracken, Elizabeth K. -- Elizabeth K. Bracken, 74, former long-time resident of Mifflin, died Saturday night at Doctor’s Hospital North in Columbus .  She was born Sept. 15, 1917 , to Alexander V. Sr. And Katherine Schag and retired from Hartman Electric Co. in Mansfield .  She was a member of St. Timothy Luthern Church in Columbus, Mifflin Firemen’s Auxiliary, Mohican Post 9943, Ladies Auxiliary of VFW, Mansfield; Daughters of Herman, Grand Lodge of Ohio, Mansfield; and Moose Lodge of Mansfield.  She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald, in 1949; her husband, Stanley, in 1967; her parents; a sister, Katherine Bowen; and a brother, Alexander V. Schag Jr.  Mrs. Bracken is survived by a daughter, Mary Helen Gallagher of Columbus; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Richard H. Bracken and Sheila Bracken of Worthington; five grandchildren, Christopher, Kathleen, Todd, Richard H. II and James M. Bracken, all of Worthington, three sisters, Marie Backensto and Betty Cooper, both of Mansfield, and Margaret Partin of Ashland; two brothers, Mike Schag of Mansfield and Tony Schag of Shelby; many nieces and nephews, and many friends and relatives in Ashland County and Columbus.  Funeral services were to be held today at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St. , Columbus , by the Rev. Mark Diemer of St. Timothy Lutheran Church. Graveside services will be held today at 12:30 p.m. at Zehner Cemetery in Mifflin.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church 1000 Demorest Road , Columbus 43204 .  Submitted by Gibbyray.  [Mansfield News Journal:  02 June 1992]

Bracy, Martha -- d. 7/30/1867 at Weller Twp.;  77y, 6m, 18d;  b. Washington Co., Pa.;  housekeeper;  d/o John & Sarah Bracy;  white;  res. Weller Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Braden, ---- -- Olivesburg.  Mrs. Braden, formerly of this place, died at her home Saturday, Dec. 3, and was buried at the Imhoff graveyard at Paradise Hill, Monday.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  09 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 101]

Braden, ---- -- The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Braden, who live north of the city about four miles, died this morning about 8 o'clock and will be buried at Shelby. 
[Mansfield News: 03 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 79]

Braden, Clarence -- Shelby.  Clarence, the 10-year-old son of William Braden, died Monday morning of Bright's disease.  The funeral was held at the residence Wednesday at 2 o'clock.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  14 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 85]

Braden, Geraldine (Adams) -- Geraldine ADAMS BRADEN, 84, of 107 Burwell Ave, died Monday morning at Colonial Manor Health Care Center after a long illness. She was born 14 Dec 1905, in Mansfield to Joseph and Lucinda CRUNKILTON ADAMS, both deceased. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Loudonville, the Eastern Star in Bellville and the Loudonville Senior Citizens. She is survived by a son, Bruce BRADEN of Loudonville; three daughters, Beverly GEIB of Loudonville, Gloria BURNS of Ashland and Carol CARSTENSEN of Port Clinton; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ollie BRADEN, on 1 March 1973; a son, Richard, in 1931, and grandson, Martin CARSTENSEN, in 1977. Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 pm at the Byerly Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 pm by the Rev Ross Gooch. burial will be in Loudonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Loudonville.  Submitted by Margaret.  [Mansfield News Journal, Tue 11 Dec 1990? .. (died 11 Dec 1990)]

Braden, Glenn H. -- 61Y;  d. 4/27/1956 at home, Mansfield;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 4/28/1956]

Braden, Mabel -- The funeral of Miss Mabel Braden, a former Shelby girl was held Thursday morning at Upper Sandusky.  She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Braden, former Shelby residents.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  19 December 1912]

Braden, Nellie -- Monday.  The home of E.W. and Jennie Braden has been darkened by the shadow of death passing over it, taking away their beautiful and lovely daughter Nellie, aged 17 years, 4 months and 14 days.  Death came in the silent form of la grippe and after lingering three weeks, on the morning of the 2d. inst., she quietly passed away.  Her life, though short, was grand.  At the age of 14 she entered the ranks of the redeemed army under the leadership of the great Captain, Jesus Christ.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 February 1892]

Bradford, Frances Ellen "Aunty" -- After an illness of a year and a half, Aunty Bradford passed to rest at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening.  Hers is a remarkable character and she deserves more than a passing notice.  She was probably born in South Carolina.  Some who are well acquainted with her say she was born in Texas.  At any event, she was in Texas in the family of Sam Houston, her father being intimate with the family.  Her mother was a light mulatto and her father, according to her repeated statement was an Indian chief.  The features of the deceased showed both the Negro and Indian blood.  Her complexion was dark and her hair curly.  Her arms, however, were as white as those of a white person.  At an early age she went to New York City.  Here she married a colored coachman and had one child, a daughter, who died at an early age.  About thirty-four years ago she came to Mansfield with her husband.  At the breaking out of the war her husband joined the 32nd. regiment as cook.  Aunty Bradford was the companion of Col. Ford's daughter and witnessed many of the scenes of the rebellion.  After the war she returned to Mansfield with her husband.  In a few years they bought the property which she owned at the time of her death on Marion Avenue.  The husband died a dozen or more years ago and since then she has been dependent solely upon herself.  She was in debt for her house but that debt she had raised and when she was taken sick, her resources were such that she was absolutely independent.  The young people of the Congregational Church, and other members, rendered her assistance which was unsolicited in the last moments of her life.  Aunty Bradford's correct name was Frances Ellen Bradford.  She belonged to the Congregational Church for a number of years and was always a liberal giver and an earnest worker.  The children and the poor of Mansfield have the greatest reason to mourn her loss.  Comparatively uneducated, she exerted an influence that was remarkable.  Her executive ability was the finest.  When the church gave dinners at the state fairs, she assumed control of everything and the success of the enterprise was due to her.  Aunty Bradford's home is a model of neatness.  The walls are decorated with pictures given her by the children.  Photographs stand out from every nook and corner and her collection embraces the faces of many of the first people of Mansfield.  By her will she leaves her entire property to the church after all debts have been paid.  She had no relatives that she knew of.  There is a good deal of disagreement as to her age.  It is certain that she did not know it herself.  For many years she gave what she called birthday parties to the children.  These occasions did not always come on the same day and it is said she celebrated her fiftieth birthday several different years.  The best authorities put her age in the neighborhood of seventy years.  She told one person that she was seventy-four years of age last year.  Dr. Purdy Sturges made a post mortem examination of the remains yesterday morning in the presence of Drs. Mitchell, Loughridge, Patterson and McCullough.  The cause of death was found to be malignant disease of omentum, involving the peritonetim.  The funeral services were held in the Congregational Church on Thursday, July 14, at 4 p.m.  Members of the Children's Home and Sabbath School are especially invited to attend, and all the children are requested to bring a single flower or a sprig of evergreen to place upon the casket.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  14 July 1887, Vol. 3, No. 33]

Bradford, Rebecca (Sherman)

Bradley, Abner — At Watertown, Connecticut, Col. Abner Bradley, aged 71. He was a volunteer at the Northward under Arnold and Allen, and was present at the taking of Ticonderoga. When the British troops came into Connecticut, and burnt Danbury, he again volunteered in the American service and was wounded on the retreat of the enemy at Compo. [Mansfield Gazette: 29 April 1824]

Bradley, Charlene M. -- Mrs. Charlene M. Bradley, 66 years, of Cabriolet Lane, Maumee, passed away at home Saturday, June 28, 2003.  Charlene was born in Mansfield, Ohio July 18, 1936, to Martin and Doris (Nelson) Bayer.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in education from the University of Toledo.  She was an elementary school teacher over 30 years teaching primarily at Greenwood School in the Washington Township district, retiring in 1993.  Charlene was a member of the Ohio Education Association and TAWLS.  An avid gardener, she loved nature hikes, was regarded as an excellent cook and enjoyed the challenge of crossword puzzles and video games.  She is survived by her husband, Ronald W. Bradley; sons, Paul R. Bradley, Toledo and Brad (Sheri) Bradley of Chicago. Her grandchildren are Victor Julian Bradley, Danielle Mariah Bradley and William Thomas Bradley. She is the sister of James L. Bayer and Kathy A. White, and stepdaughter of Muriel Bayer.  Friends are invited to share memories at a Memorial gathering Sunday, July 6th from 2 thru 6 p.m. at the Coyle Funeral Home 1770 S. Reynolds Road. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Nature Conservancy, the National Wildlife Fund or Northwest Ohio Hospice Association.  Submitted by Kathy.  [TOLEDO BLADE (Toledo, Ohio):  01 July 2003]

Bradley, Emily -- Death has been busy in our midst during the past week.  Emily Bradly, residing on South Water Street died last Monday.  [Ohio Liberal:  1 January 1879]

Bradley, Emily P. -- bur. 12/29/1878 at Mansfield Cem., congestion of lungs;  75y  [Ohio Liberal:  8 January 1879]

Bradley, George -- d. 12/21/1867 at Mansfield;  2m;  b. Mansfield;  s/o George & Mary Bradley;  white;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bradley,  George -- d. 12/21/1867 at Mansfield;  2m;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause:  brain fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bradley, George -- George Bradley, who resides at No. 254 North Sugar Street, was found dead in bed this morning.  The deceased was about 59 years of age and leaves a wife to mourn his loss.  He served his country in the war of the rebellion and is a laborer by occupation.  Mr. Bradley had been afflicted with asthma for some years and it is thought that he was also a victim of heart trouble.  Last night he appeared to be in about his usual health.  It is stated that he sat up until quite late in the evening reading.  When he retired to his bed room on the second floor of the house he did not complain of being ill.  It seems that Bradley slept in a room by himself.  He did not appear at the usual time this morning for breakfast and when the members of the family went to his  room at 8 o'clock to awaken him they found him lying in bed dead.  The coverings were tucked about his chin and in no way disturbed, showing that he had died without a struggle.  Coroner Baughman was summoned immediately.  The latter made an examination and gave it as his opinion that Mr. Bradley had been dead at least six or eight hours and possibly since midnight.  The body was entirely stiff and cold.  From what the doctor learned from the relatives of the deceased he thinks that heart trouble was the cause of his death.  Coroner Baughman will probably hold an inquest sometime Saturday.  The deceased, it is stated, refused to take medicine when he was ill during the latter years of his life.  Mr. Bradley was a member of the 6th. Ohio Light Artillery.  Funeral services Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  05 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 27]

Bradley, George -- George Bradley, aged 54 years, colored, died at his home at 254 North Franklin Avenue, Tuesday night at 10:30 o'clock.  Death was caused by pneumonia.  He has been a resident of this city since Dec. 1, having come here from Ashland.  He was a bricklayer by trade.  Nothing can be learned of his family.  Funeral services will be held from the Niman Undertaking Parlors, Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  05 February 1913]

Bradley, John -- Mr. John Bradley, one of the oldest and most esteemed citizens of Mansfield, died Tuesday morning at half-past seven o'clock, after an illness of several months of cancer of the stomach, aged 76 years, six months and 15 days.  The funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 53 East Fourth Street, Thursday morning at ten o'clock.  Rev. H.L. Wiles, D.D., pastor of the English Lutheran Church, will officiate.  The remains will be taken to Windsor for interment in the family lot, beside the grave of his second wife.  Mr. Bradley was born in Mercer County, Pa., May 31, 1809.  He removed with his parents to Franklin Township, this county, in 1820, and his father was among the oldest settlers of the county.  About 45 years ago Mr. Bradley erected a tavern on the site of the Hotel Gilbert, which he subsequently sold and went to California.  He returned to his county and purchased his father's farm, where he resided until about seven years ago, when he came to Mansfield.  He was a carpenter by trade.  He built a number of houses on Water Street and in other parts of the city.  He leaves a widow and four children, three daughters and one son, in comfortable circumstances.  The latter are named as follows:  Mrs. Sadie Miller, Mrs. Lida Swick, Mrs. Mary S. Schroeder and Mr. George Bradley, all residents of this city.  Mr. Bradley was a member of the Lutheran Church.  He was a kind father and affectionate husband, a good citizen and a generous neighbor and friend.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  17 December 1885, Vol. 36, No. 5]  

Bradley, Sarah

Bradley, William -- William Bradley, only son of Dr. A. Laser, in Holden, Mo., died on July 2d., aged eight years, one month and one day.  This is a severe affliction upon the family.  [Shelby Independent News:  17 July 1873, Vol. 5, No. 38]

Bradner, Robert -- A man was found dead on the P.F.W.&C. track at Crestline this morning.  He was a stranger, but from papers found on his person, it is supposed to be Robt. Bradner, of Canada.  His body was badly mangled and it was almost impossible to distinguish his features.  The man was about 35 years old.  A small sum of money was found on his person.  From the position in which the body was found it is thought that Bradner sat down on the end of the ties to rest and fell asleep with the usual result.  He did not hear the approaching train and was struck by the beam of the engine, knocked over on the track and the train ran over him.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 51] *a similar notice of Mr. Bradner's death can be found in the 02 May 1889 edition of the Mansfield Herald.

Brady, Anna -- Friday.  Miss Ann Brady died at 5 o'clock this morning at the home of her parents on Orchard Street, after a lingering illness of consumption.  The funeral will take place Sunday at 2 o'clock from the Catholic church.  Miss Brady was formerly employed as a waitress at the Tremont House and has a host of friends who regret her untimely death.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 2]

Brady, Edward Grant -- Passed away on 2/22/2009 in Seattle, WA. He was born on 9/18/1925 in Mansfield, Ohio and has been a longtime resident of the Seattle Washington area for many years. Visitation will be held at Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home on Friday, 2/27/09 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be on Saturday 2/28/09 at 2:00p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery.  Submitted by Judy.  [Seattle (WA) Times: 22 February 2009]

Brady, Edward Grant -- SEATTLE, WA - Edward Grant Brady, died Sunday the 22nd of February in Seattle, WA. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio on September 18, 1925. Edward was a long time resident of Seattle. He was preceded in death by his parents, James P. Brady and Edna J Wilcox; brothers, James P. Brady and Walter C. Brady. He is survived by his children; grandchildren, nephews, nieces, many cousins which includes Judy McGavic, Carol Yates, Robert Wilcox, and Betty Jane Trainer; other relatives; and his long time friend, Dorothy Etelamaki.  Edward volunteered for missions in the Seattle area. He served the veterans, homeless, and any person that was in need. He gave selflessly to help others and he followed the words of the Bible to give love to all people. Graveside services were held on February 28, 2009 at Evergreen Memorial Park, Seattle, WA. Submitted by Judy. [Mansfield (OH) News Journal: 06 March 2009]

Brady, John -- Mr. Peter Brady of Miller Street received a telegram Monday afternoon advising him of the killing of his son John at Mammoth Junction, New Jersey, early Monday morning.  The deceased was a brakeman on the Philadelphia and Reading railroad.  Richard Brady left Monday evening to attend to the burial of his brother.  No particulars of the accident were received.  [Mansfield Herald:  25 March 1886]

Brady, Mrs. Peter -- Monday.  Mrs. Peter Brady, aged 55 years, died at her home, No. 135 North East Diamond Street, early yesterday morning of paralysis.  The funeral took place from the Catholic church, of which the deceased was a member, at 9 o'clock this morning.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 12]

Brady, Patrick -- Saturday.  Patrick Brady, who formerly lived near Davis P.O., this county, committed suicide at Canton last Monday.  Mr. Brady was about 50 years old and leaves a family.  The cause of the rash act has not been learned.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 December 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 31]

Brady, Peter

Brahm, ---- -- bur. 8/10/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  infant;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Brailey, Thomas -- Shelby.  Thomas Brailey, aged 78 years, died Friday of abscess.  He was buried Sunday at 10 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News: 10 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 64]

Brake, Sabrina R. -- Died, At Shelby, July 3d., Sabrina R., wife of Rev. S.H. Brake, of Sandusky Conference of the United Brethren in Christ, aged 31 years, 1 month and 7 days.  [Ohio Liberal:  21 July 1881]

Braman, L. -- LEXINGTON -- Mr. L. Braman died Monday morning from typhoid fever. The deceased had been a resident of this place and vicinity for a number of years. He leaves a wife and a number of children. Funeral services held Tuesday afternoon. -- [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT: 15 February 1894, Vol. 40]

Branch, Mrs. H.L. -- A.R. Clegern received a telegram Wednesday from Tampa, Fla., announcing the death of Mrs. H.L. Branch.  Mrs. Branch is a sister of Mrs. Clegern and Mrs. Frank Pierson, of this city.  [Semi-Weekly News:  01 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 79]

Brandon, Margaret -- After an illness of less than a week with paralysis, Mrs. Margaret Brandon, of Mutual, Champaign County, died Wednesday night at 10 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John W. West, 25 Maude Avenue.  She had come here on a visit to her daughters, when she was taken sick Friday, May 26.  She was 74 years of age and leaves two daughters, Mrs. W.J. Mateer and Mrs. J.W. West, of this city, and one son, C.B. Crabill, of Cleveland.  A short service will be held at 8 o'clock Friday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. West, on Maude Avenue, and the body will be taken at 8:56 clock a.m. to Urbana for burial.  [Mansfield News:  01 June 1899]

Brandt, David -- Thursday.  The funeral of David Brant took place at Crestline yesterday under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. of Galion.  A special train of three cars was run down from Toledo.  Thos. McBride, wife, son and daughter, C.V. McBride, wife and child, and Will McBride attended the funeral from here.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 36]

Brandt, David -- Monday.  David Brandt, master mechanic of the N.W.O. with headquarters at Toledo, died Saturday night at 12 o'clock, of quinsy.  The deceased had been sick but a short time and his death was entirely unexpected.  He was about 45 years of age.  The funeral will take place at Crestline on Wednesday afternoon.  A special train will be run down from Toledo for the accommodation of the friends of the deceased.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 36]

Brandt, David -- d. 2/21/1868 at Springfield Twp.;  2y, 8m, 24d;  b. Springfield Twp.;  white;  res. specific cerebo spinal;  res. Richland Co. 
[Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brandt, David -- d. 4/10/1870 at Springfield Twp.;  73y, 3m, 10d;  b. Pennsylvania;  shoemaker;  white;  cause:  chronic diarrhea;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brandt, James -- Crestline.  James Brandt, an eastern division engineer, residing here, was fatally injured at Little Beaver, Pa., by being struck by a water plug.  [Mansfield News:  08 July 1899]

Brandt, John -- John Brandt, second son of Abraham & Elizabeth Brandt, was born at Churchtown, Pa., June 26, 1825.  At about the age of 23 years he came to Ohio and worked for James Feiger in Mansfield.  About one year later his mother and the rest of the family (his father having died one year before) came to Ohio and all settled at Plymouth, where he was engaged in farming and dealing in draft horses, of which he was a great lover.  In 1853, he was married to Catharine Ann Sidle, and to this union one son was born, Austin Brandt, of Wooster.  In 1876, he and his family moved to Smithville, where he was engaged in the milling business for many years and afterward at farming.  In 1904 he, with his son and family (Mrs. Brandt having died in 1901), moved to a farm in Chester Township, this county, and last October he came with his son to Wooster where he died on Dec. 16, 1913.  He is survived by the son, Austin Brandt, four grandchildren, two brothers, Daniel Brandt of Hastings, Mich., and Adam Brandt of Smithville, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Beelman, of Cleveland.  He was a good citizen and kind parent and was respected by all who knew him.  --  [Most likely re-printed from another paper due to its' references to Wooster, but that other paper was not identified;  Plymouth Advertiser: 21 February 1914, Vol. 61, No. 14]

Brandt, Joseph -- DIED -- Near Richland station, Feb. 4th., Joseph Brandt, aged 79 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 14 February 1884, Vol. 34, No. 13]

Brandt, Margaret -- DIED -- Near Crestline, August 14th., Margaret, wife of David Brandt, deceased, aged 71 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 28 August 1884, Vol. 34, No. 41]

Brandt, Minnie (Dill) -- Butler.  Mrs. Minnie Brandt nee Dill died Tuesday morning at her home, north of town, after about three weeks' illness with typhoid fever.  The funeral took place at Mt. Zion, Wednesday at 2 o'clock.  Deceased leaves a little son and several brothers to mourn their loss.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 20 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 43]

Brandt, Sarah E. -- Sarah E., wife of B. T. Brandt, died Saturday, Feb. 12, at 11:30 p.m. at her home on Cline Ave., aged 53 years.  She leaves a husband and eight children, five sons and three daughters.  Funeral services at her late home Tuesday at 1 p.m.  Friends invited.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 15 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 13]

Brandt, Susannah -- d. 4/14/1869 at Springfield Twp.;  64y, 1m, 11d;  b. Pennsylvania;  white;  cause:  flux;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Branham, Frances -- 71Y;  d. 5/6/1955 at Louisa, KY;  native of Derifield, VA  [MNJ 5/7/1955]

Branigan, John -- Bellville.  The remains of the late Mr. John Branigan, which were brought here from West Liberty, O., Wednesday afternoon, were placed in the receiving vault in Mound View Cemetery, Thursday morning, following services in St. Vincent DePaul's church.  Mr. Branigan's death was very sudden, resulting from the bursting of a blood vessel in his head while coughing.  He leaves a wife and one child.   Mr. Branigan was a former resident of Bellville.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  26 October 1906, Vol. 14, No. 39 reprinted from the Mt. Vernon Republican News]

Brannan, Louis Grant -- Louis Grant, 9-months-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Brannan, of 14 Scott Street, died Saturday a.m. of cholera infantum.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Frank G. McFarlan, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  18 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 86]

Brannen, Hettie -- bur. 8/15/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  5y, 5m, 5d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1876]

Brannon, ---- -- DIED -- At Vernon Junction, October 27th., a young son of Mr. & Mrs. Barney Brannon. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 06 November 1884, Vol. 34, No. 51]

Brannon, Hezekiah -- Hezekiah Brannon died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock at his late residence, No. 35 Lily Street, after a long and serious illness.  The deceased leaves a wife and two daughters.  The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence under the auspices of the G.A.R. of which the deceased was a member.  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. L.G. Batman, pastor of the First Christian church, of which the deceased was a faithful member.  He was 50 years and 2 months old.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  21 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 52]

Brannon, Joseph -- d. 6/12/1869 at Troy Twp.;  60y;  b. Virginia;  farmer;  white;  cause:  bowel complaint;  res. Troy Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brant, David -- David Brant, master mechanic of the N., W.O. R.R. died at his home in Toledo Sunday morning of pneumonia, aged about 54.  The remains will be interred at Crestline, his former home Wednesday afternoon.  Deceased was a brother of Mrs. Thomas McBride, of this city.  Richland and Mansfield lodges I.O.O.F., while not attending in a body, will be largely represented at the funeral.  The fare will be 55 cents for the roundtrip, and the members will leave Mansfield on the noon train Wednesday.  [Mansfield Herald:  24 January 1889]

Brant, William T. -- Saturday.  Wm. T. Brant, aged about 32 years, died at his home on Oak Street, at 8 o'clock last night.  The deceased was taken with a severe attack of la grippe some weeks ago and was recovering when he sustained a relapse, which finally caused death.  A wife and two small children are left to mourn the loss of a husband and father.  The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. H.L. Wiles officiating.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 May 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 1]

Brant, William T. Jr. -- William T. Brant, Jr., died at 7 o'clock Monday a.m. at his home on Cemetery Street.  He leaves a wife and two children.  He was in his 28th. year.  Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  09 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 66]

Branyan, Rebecca -- Monday.  Rebecca Branyan, aged 67 years, widow of R.A. Branyan, died at her home, No. 59 West Fourth Street, Sunday at 12 o'clock, noon.  The family of the deceased moved to this city from Duncannon, Pa., about fourteen years ago.  Mrs. Branyan was the mother of five children, of whom, Milton and Wm. Branyan, the coal dealers, are residents of this city.  The deceased has always lead a consistent Christian life, being a member of the Methodist church of this city.  Her death was the result of a severe attack of la grippe and nervous prostration.  The funeral will take place Tuesday at 4 p.m.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 May 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 1]

Bray, Sarah J. -- d. 12/25/1870 at Cass Twp., lung fever;  3m;  b. Cass Twp.;  res. Cass Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Breed, Emma L. -- bur. 7/1886 at Mansfield Cem., heart disease;  46y  [Mansfield Herald:  21 October 1886]

Brehl, John -- d. 3/27/1868 at Mansfield;  35y, 26d;  b. Germany;  laborer;  cause:  consumption;  res. Mansfield   [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brehm, ---- -- d. 6/19/1868 at Mansfield;  stillborn;  b. Ohio;  c/o Samuel & Anna Brehm;  white;  cause:  premature birth;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brehm, Mrs. Samuel -- Mrs. Emanuel Robison, of West Bloom Street, received a telegram Monday announcing the death of Mrs. Samuel Brehm, of Cissna Park, Ill. formerly of this city.  Interment at Cissna Wednesday.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  14 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 4]

Brehm, Susanna -- bur. 1/26/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  64y, 7m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Brelsford, Mrs. D.M. -- Mrs. D.M. Brelsford, sister of Mrs. West O'Harra of Columbus, and of Mrs. Geo. U. Harn, died at Columbus early Sunday morning aged thirty-nine years.  [Mansfield Herald:  23 December 1886]

Brem, Samuel -- d. 2/2/1872 of lung disease at Mansfield;  67y;  b. Switzerland;  laborer;  white;  res. Fourth Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brenneman, Jacob -- Jacob Brenneman, a pioneer resident of Holmes County, was found dead at his home in Washington Township on last Friday evening.  Mr. Brenneman drove to Loudonville on Thursday morning and after attending the fair returned home early in the evening.  He hitched his horse in front of the house and, it is supposed, after entering dropped dead from heart failure.  The discovery of his death was not made until Friday evening, when a school girl who had noticed his horse tied in front of the house on Thursday evening and again on Friday morning, at which time she supposed that Mr. Brenneman had risen early to go to town.  On her return from school that evening the faithful animal was still in the same place and as her curiosity was thoroughly aroused she notified the neighbors who made the discover.  Funeral services were held at noon Sunday.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  14 October 1904, Vol. 12, No. 40 as reprinted from Tuesday's Shield]

Brenner, James -- d. 9/5/1872 at Butler Twp.;  married;  29y, 9m, 29d;  b. Butler Twp.;  white;  cause = consumption;  res. Striker, Ohio [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brenner, Marie Bell -- Mrs. Marie Bell Brenner, 61, wife of Byron O. Brenner, 585 Cook Rd., died at General Hospital Friday afternoon following an extended illness.   Mrs. Brenner was born in Mansfield, Aug. 22, 1889, and was a resident of this community all her life.  She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran church, Ruth Chapter, OES, and the EMA auxiliary.  Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Edmund C. Ryan, 425 Overlook Rd., a brother, A. E. Bell of Mansfield, and two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Finefrock funeral home at 1:30 p. m. Monday by Rev. Wray C. Smith, pastor of the Holy Trinity church.  Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Submitted by Stephen B.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Saturday, June 9, 1951 p4, col3]

Brentlinger, George

Bretz, George -- Lucas.  On Monday afternoon George Bretz, a very good citizen, and in many respects an exemplary man, was buried at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Services were conducted by the Rev. Mitterling.  The large concourse of people attending showed how well Mr. Bretz was respected by the people in this vicinity.  George was one of the very few men whose motto has been "Pay as you go."  He was a member of the Lutheran Church.  He leaves a wife and two children.  [Mansfield Herald:  11 March 1886]

Bretz, Isaac -- Isaac Bretz, a bachelor aged 60 years, was killed on the farm of Mrs. George Bretz, near Lucas, Thursday afternoon.  He was sawing logs with his nephew, Homer Bretz, on the side of a hill, when a log that became dislodged from its position rolled over him crushing him so badly that he died about four hours later.  The deceased was born on the farm now owned by David Dome, his sister's husband.  He had made his home with Mrs. George Bretz for many years.  Burial at Mt. Zion, Saturday, March 9.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  22 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 23]

Bretz, Julia -- d. 1/16/1872 at Monroe Twp.;  66y, 11m, 9d;  married;  b. Sommerset Co., Pa.;  farmer's wife;  white;  cause of death = stomach tumor;  res.  Monroe Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brewer, Christy A. – Mansfield. Christy A. Brewer, 20, of Findlay died Thursday, October 5, 1995, at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born Nov. 8, 1974, in Mansfield to Denis and Nancy Prosser Brewer, who now live in Findlay. She volunteered as a candy striper at Blanchard Valley Memorial Hospital in 1990 and later worked at Findlay Municipal Building for Judge Regina Routson. She graduated from Findlay High School in 1993 and attended Siena Heights College in Adrian, Mich., for one year. She also volunteered as a camp counselor for children with cystic fibrosis. She is survived by a sister, J. Brewer of Findlay; a brother, Denis Brewer of Findlay; and two half brothers, Brent Brewer of Mansfield and Brian Brewer of San Antonio, Texas. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Routson Funeral Chapel, 201 Osborn Ave., Findlay, where funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. by the Rev. Terry Bard. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Summer Camp, 4750 S. Berlington Southern Road, Swanton, 43558. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie. [Newspaper identity unknown: 7 October 1995, Pg 10A].

Brewer, Daniel

Brewer, Daniel - *see 7/3/1875 edition of the Richland Shield & Banner for resolutions of respect for the Past Grand Daniel Brewer, member of Plymouth Lodge, No. 93, I.O.O.F.

Brewer, Susan -- Died, at the residence of Mr. Michael Brewer, of this place, after a protracted illness of three weeks, on the 21st. day of Nov. last, Mrs. Susan Brewer, aged 70 years, 6 months and 5 days.  [Plymouth Advertiser: 08 December 1854, Vol. 2, No. 7]

Brey, Patrick -- Patrick Brey, well known in this city among employees of the Erie railroad, died at his home in Marion this morning at 3 o'clock.  Mr. Brey was a brother of W.M. Brey, who is superintendent of the construction train that is making some improvements along the Erie between Galion and this city (Mansfield, OH).  The funeral services will be held at Marion, Saturday morning at 8 o'clock.  [Mansfield News:  11 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 111]

Brice, Catherine Olivia -- MRS. BRICE -- Wanted to Die Within Two Years After Her Husband's Demise. SHE WAS BORN IN MANSFIELD IN 1840. During Her Distinguished Husband's Career She Was a Social Leader in Washington and the Fashionable Watering Places of the East -- She was Charitable and Sympathetic.  -- NEW YORK, DEC. 17 -- Catherine Oliva [sic.] Brice, widow of the late Senator Calvin S. Brice, of Ohio, died Saturday. She suffered from Bright's disease and heart trouble. For the last four weeks Mrs. Brice had been unable to lay down on bed or couch.  Though deeply regretted by her many friends in New York as it will be by hundreds in Ohio, death came as a great relief. Almost in her dying moments Mrs. Brice alluded with feeling to the fact that exactly two years had elapsed since her husband passed away, and, knowing that her illness was incurable, she expressed a wish that she might be taken on the same day. So she did, for Senator Brice passed away two years ago Saturday.  Mrs. Brice was devotedly attached to her husband, so much so that a friend of the family said that she had been dying ever since death separated them. She died at her home, No. 693 Fifth avenue.  Mrs. General W. P. Orr, of Piqua, and two other sisters of Mrs. Brice have been with the deceased much of the time that she has been ill. George M. Meilly, Mrs. Brice's brother, was in New York, too. The devotion of the four sisters was of a very touching nature, and the sorrow of those who remain will be shared in many homes.  Mrs. Brice was born on August 16, 1840, in Mansfield, O., where now live several relatives. Her marriage to the late Senator Brice took place about thirty years ago in Lima.  Mrs. Brice was widely identified with society in New York, Newport, and Washington. During her husband's term as senator the entertainments at the Corcoran House, which Mr. Brice leased for several years, were among the most famous in the national capital.  In Newport also Mrs. Brice's memory will live for many years as one of the most gracious hostesses in that renowned wintering place. At different times the Brice's were occupants of Stone Villa, in Bellevue avenue; The Fearing Villa, and for several seasons just before Senator Brice's death, of Beaulieu, the villa of William Waldorf Astor, where their entertainments were on the most lavish scale Aside from her life in the world of society, Mrs. Brice was a sympathetic and philanthropic woman always aiding those struggling in their desire to gain headway in education, music or the arts.  She was personally devoted to music, and had defrayed the expenses of study abroad with great musicians of several children of her schoolgirl friends.  Mrs. Brice is survived by three sons and two daughters -- Captain Stuart Meily Brice, who served in Cuba during the late war, and who is a member of the new York Board of Aldermen: Kirkpatrick Brice, who has traveled much in China in arranging railway matters there, and who was in that country when his father died, and John Brice and the Misses Helen and Kate Brice.  There were brief funeral services at the Brice home, No. 693 Fifth avenue, this morning. The burial will take place in Lima, where Senator Brice is buried.  Submitted by Sally.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  17 December 1900]

Bricker, ---- -- Jackson Township.  Interred in the Mt. Bethel cemetery, on Monday, infant child of Mr. & Mrs. William Bricker.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 October 1891]

Bricker, ---- -- Monday.  The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bricker, of 99 Vennum Avenue, was found dead in bed this morning.  The parents have the sympathy of their friends.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 37]

Bricker, Alvaretta -- Died, at Taylortown, August 21st., Alvaretta, youngest child of Edward & Lucinda Bricker, aged 3 years, 7 months and 20 days.  [Ohio Liberal:  01 September 1881]

Bricker, Anna C. (Patterson) -- Mansfield News Journal, 05 January 1957

Bricker, Bert -- The death of Bert Bricker occurred yesterday at the home of his mother in Shelby.  The deceased took ill three days before.  He leaves a mother, tow brother, and three sisters.  He was born March 4, 1868, and was 34 years old.  the funeral was held this afternoon at 3  o'clock from the residence of J.J. Shearer, the Rev. George L. Bright officiating.  the interment was in Oakland Cemetery.  Submitted by anonymous [Mansfield News Oct 19, 1902]

Bricker, Ed -- Shelby.  Ed Bricker, aged about 65 years, died Sunday of general debility.  Funeral Tuesday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  07 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 98]

Bricker, Ed -- Jackson Township.  Ed Bricker, one of Jackson's pioneers, who was well known in the county, died at his late home in Shelby, Sunday.  Funeral Tuesday.  The Bricker boys of the old generation are all dead but one son (Henry).  Ed Bricker has been cared for by the Odd Fellows for some time.  [Semi-Weekly News:  10 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 99]

Bricker, Eva Mary -- d. 7/20/1871 at Jackson Twp.;  3y, 3m, 11d;  single;  b. Jackson Twp.;  d/o Henry G. & Elizabeth (Shearer) Bricker;  white;  cause - lung fever;  res. Jackson Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bricker, Frederick -- d. 2/19/1868 at Mansfield;  65y;  b. Germany;  baker;  white;  cause:  lung fever;  res. Mansfield   [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bricker, Harry D. -- d. 4/1/1872 at Jackson Twp.;  single;  2y, 2m;  b. Jackson Twp.;  s/o Isaac Bricker & Caroline Sipe;  white;  cause of death = lung fever;  res. Jackson Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bricker, Harry Dale -- Died, April 1st., 1872, Harry Dale, son of Isaac & Caroline A. Bricker, aged 2 years, 2 months and 1 day.  <<scripture omitted>>  Funeral services largely attended, were held at the London church.  - N.H.L.  [Shelby Independent News:  11 April 1872, Vol. 4, No. 24]

Bricker, Isaac - - Isaac Bricker, whose serious illness was noticed in these columns a few days ago, died on Sunday.  [Mansfield Herald:  28 November 1889, Vol. 40, No. 2]

Bricker, Isaac -- The sad news of the death of Isaac Bricker, of Jackson Township, at 1:20 o'clock yesterday, reached the city this morning.  Mr. Bricker was a prominent citizen of the county and has long been identified with the best interests of the people.  He was a staunch Democrat and at one time quite prominent in local politics.  The deceased had suffered for the past five weeks with cancer of the liver.  He was about 66 years old and leaves a wife and twelve children, nine of whom are still living at home and three are married.  Mr. Bricker had, by hard work and economy, accumulated an estate valued at $75,000, consisting of 595 acres in Richland County and 640 acres in Iowa, the latter being under the management of his son Charles.  Mr. B. was one of the original '49 California pioneers and had crossed the continent twice.  The funeral will take place Tuesday at 10 o'clock from his late residence in Jackson Township.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 28]

Bricker, Rachel -- DIED -- August 2d., 1870, RACHEL BRICKER, relict of Henry Bricker, deceased, and mother of Dr. W.R. Bricker, aged 81 years.  She was one of the pioneers in this section of the country, having removed from Pennsylvania with her husband in 1837.  [Shelby Independent News:  11 August 1870, Vol. 2, No. 41]

Bricker, Rachael -- d. 8/2/1870 at Jackson Twp., heart disease;  80y;  widowed;  b. Pennsylvania;  farmer;  res. Jackson Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bricker, S.S. -- DIED -- At Reading, Pa., Feb. 17th., at the residence of his son-in-law Harry S. Landis, S.S. Bricker in his 77th. year. -- THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 06 March 1884, Vol. 34, No. 16]

Bricker, Susan -- DIED at her home in Franklin township, April 20th., 1883, Mrs. Susan Bricker, aged 56 years, 5 months and 9 days.  Mrs. Bricker was for many years severely afflicted with heart disease, during all which time she manifested a perfect resignation to the will of God.  In her last illness she had not a word of complaint to offer.  She was a kind neighbor, a devoted daughter, and an affectionate mother.  The entire community laments her loss and deeply sympathizes with the bereaved family.   [Ohio Liberal:  25 April 1883]

Bricker, Susan

Bricker, William R. (Dr.)

Bricker, William R. -- Dr. W.R. Bricker, an old and prominent citizen of Shelby, was found dead in his bed Tueday about noon.  He was the oldest physician in Shelby and was highly respected.  He was about 75 years of age, and leaves two daughters, one of whom, Mrs. James Currie, is the wife of a well known dry goods man of Shelby.  He was an uncle of Samuel Bricker, of this city.  The funeral will occur tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  11 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 74]

Bridgeland, J. Ralph -- [Mansfield News Journal, 08 February 1985, p. 7A]

Bridgman, Perline -- DIED -- At Shelby, September 18th., Perline Bridgman, aged 9 months and 17 days. [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 25 September 1884, Vol. 34, No. 45]

Bridgman, William Frederick [Bridgeman]

Brigden, Sara Fielding -- d. 6/11/1955 at Forestville, PA;  former Mansfield and Lucas resident  [MNJ 6/13/1955]

Briggle, Mrs. Albert (nee Parks) -- Horrible death.  Literally cut to pieces!  That was the horrible fate that overtook Mrs. Albert Briggle Monday morning at the sawmill of her husband a half mile south of Knapp post office, a settlement near Johnsville.  Mrs. Briggle was assisting her husband at his sawmill.  In running a piece of timber through the saw it became entangled and threw her against the saw, literally cutting her to pieces.  The unfortunate woman was about 37 years of age.  She leaves two daughters, one aged about 17 and the other 8 years.  She was the daughter of Thomas Parks and a sister of Mrs. Levi Croley.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 88]

Briggs, George -- Geo. Briggs, the well known pioneer farmer, lived for many years north of the city six miles, died at the home of his son-in-law H. R. VanWagner near Plymouth, O. on Saturday evening Oct. 4. He was born Dec. 1, 1825 at Waddington, Lincolnshire, England and emigrated to this country in 1833. On May 4, 1848, he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Gunsaullus, who died January 30, 1856. To this union three children were born Mrs. Mary A. Van Wagner, Nancy A., who died Sept. 12, 1979, and Watson N., of Summit, S.D. He was again united in marriage Oct. 1, 1857, to Mary Cuykendall, who survives him. To this union four sons were born. William F., Roeliff B., Wilbert T. and Roy C. all of whom are dead except the latter. Funeral services were held from the VanWagner home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Dr. A. C. Miller and were quite largely attended. Submitted by Terry W. [SHELBY NEWS, Shelby, Ohio, Friday, October 17, 1902, page 1]

Briggs, Gracie -- Shelby.  Gracie Briggs, aged 18, died Saturday last of congestion of the lungs brought on by typhoid fever.  Funeral services were held Sunday at the M.E. Church.  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 6]

Briggs, Jesse -- Jesse Briggs, who resides on a farm three miles and a half northwest of Shelby, died at the family home Thursday morning, Jan. 11, at 8 o'clock, at the age of 91 years.  It is said of the deceased that he was as fine an old man as ever lived.  He was a local Methodist minister and attended all the conferences of the Methodist church.  When the last conference was held in this city he was present at nearly every session although 91 years old.  His wife died a number of years ago, but he is survived by three sons, Jacob, William and A.B. Briggs.  The funeral services will be held at the house at 9:30 o'clock standard Saturday morning and services at the Methodist church in Shelby at 10:30.  The funeral will be conducted by Rev. A.E. Winter.  The interment will occur in the Oakland Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  19 January 1906, Vol. 13, No. 51 from the Shelby Globe]

Briggs, Robert -- Robert Briggs, an old and highly esteemed citizen, passed suddenly away June 11th., at his home near Plymouth.  Deceased was born in Lincolnshire, England, September 1, 1830.  He was united in marriage in 1850 to Miss Martha Doty.  To them were born one child, a daughter, who preceded him to the better land in 1886.  In early life he united with the M.E. Church, of which he has ever been a faithful member.  He leaves a wife and one grandson to mourn his sudden death. -- L.D.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 June 1892]

Briggs, Robert -- Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Doty were called to Plymouth yesterday by the sudden death of their brother-in-law, Robert Briggs, aged 62 years.  He has been a resident of that township for over fifty years;  was highly respected and will not only be missed by his wife and little twelve-years-old grand-son, but by the whole community.  The M.E. church, of which he has long been a faithful member, will also miss his devoted Christian influence.  Interment was made in the Plymouth Cemetery on the 13th. inst.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 June 1892]

Briggs, William (Dr.) -- 86Y;  d. 4/24/1954 at home, Shelby;  b. 2/13/1891 at south of Lexington, OH;  Mason;  h/o Lucile  [MNJ 4/26/1954]

Bright, Edna L. -- Edna L. Bright - Mansfield - Edna Leona Bright, 87, former of Lucas, the widow of George Bright, died Wednesday afternoon in the Lexington Court Nursing Home after a two year illness.  Mrs. Bright was born July 14, 1898, at Little River, Kan., and had lived in the Mansfield area for the past 48 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God.  She is survived by two sons, John L. of Lucas and Philip S. of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Francis Shoenfeld of Topeka, Kan.  Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by Rev. Jerry Lambert of the First Assembly of God. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.  Submitted by Gary.  [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL:  13 February 1986]

Bright, George -- Lucas Grocer And Councilman, Dies At 53 - LUCAS - George Bright, 53, village councilman and grocer here for 14 years, died suddenly of a heart attack in his home at 5:30 a.m. today.  A native of Phillipsburg, Pa., Mr. Bright leaves his widow, Edna; three sons, George Jr., John L., and Phillip S., all at home; his parents, Rev. and Mrs. George S. Bright of Lucas; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Snyder of Elyria, Mrs. Wesley Lucas of Bellville and Mrs. D.R. Warthen of North Hollywood, Calif., and six brothers, M.L. of Mifflin, Philip of Medford, Ore., Paul of Denver, Colo., Andrew of San Francisco, Calif., and Joseph and Eugene, both of Lucas.  The body was taken to the Byerly funeral home where arrangements are incomplete. (Mansfield News Journal, Thursday, September 21, 1950) Submitted by Gary

Bright, Thomas -- Word was received Saturday night by relatives in this city to the effect that Thomas Bright, an old and highly respected resident Clearcreek township, Ashland county, had passed away that afternoon.  Mr. Bright lived about six miles northwest of Ashland, where he has resided all his life.  He returned from California some weeks ago and since that time has been in failing health.  The cause of his demise was old age and a complication of diseases.  The deceased was nearly 70 years of age, was unmarried and quite wealthy.  His brother, Elijah, died about five weeks ago and it is thought that this hastened the death of the older brother.  Mr. Bright was related to the Ford families of this city and has a number of friends in this vicinity, who will be sorry to learn of his death.  The funeral of Mr. Bright was held from his home at 10:00 this morning.  Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ford and Eb Ford, of Wood street, P.P. Ford and son Ed and W.E. Ford attended the funeral.  [Mansfield News:  07 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 185]

Brill, Charles -- d. 3/22/1868 at Mansfield;  35y, 26d;  b. Germany;  white;  cause:  consumption and dropsy;  res. Mansfield   [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brill, Mary -- Monday.  Mary, wife of John Brill, aged 25 years, died at the residence of her husband, on Wayne Street, last Saturday afternoon, at 4 o'clock.  The remains were sent to Wheeling, W. Va., at 9:55 this morning for burial.  Mr. Brill is a moulder at the Eclipse Stove Works and formerly resided at Wheeling.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 21 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 44]

Brilski, Sally Ann -- Mansfield - Sally Ann Briski, 72, of 522 Midland Drive, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at her daughter Merry's home after a long illness.  She was born in Mansfield on Nov. 22, 1927 to Charles and Frances Swisher Burgett.  Sally was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and Mansfield General Nursing School in 1948.  She was a dedicated Registered Nurse for 45 years.  She enjoyed reading, caring for others and spending time with her family.  She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Suzanne and Russell Stevens of Westerville, Merry and Bill Kanz, with whom she made her home, and Jane Lewis of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Stephanie Brilski of Worthington; six loving grandchildren, Jacqueline and Jennifer Stevens, Matthew Kanz, Leah, Delaney and Brett Brilski; and a great-granddaughter, Clara Marie Stevens.  She is also survived by a sister, Mary Gassaway of Sarasota, Fla., who provided love, special care and comfort during her last days.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Hank" Brilski, and her parents.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 53 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, Oh.  In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, Inc., 1605 Ashland County Road, 1095 Ashland 44805, or to First Englih Lutheran Church.  Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal: July 9, 2000 p.2B)

Briner, Jacob -- Shelby.  Jacob Briner, aged 82, died Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock of blood poisoning.  The funeral will be held Saturday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  08 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 81]

Briner, James -- *see also:  James Bryner

Briner, Julia -- DIED -- Near Shelby, Sept. 17th., Julia A. Briner, aged 65 years, 9 months and 6 days. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 25 September 1884, Vol. 34, No. 45]

Briner, Maria -- Mrs. Maria Briner, of Shelby, died last evening at 11:25 o’clock at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. G.A. McGinley, 601 South Diamond street. Infirmities of old age were responsible for her death. Mrs. Briner came to Mansfield a week ago to visit with her granddaughter, but was taken seriously ill last Thursday and never recovered. She is 92 years of age, and had lived practically her entire life in Richland county, for many years her home in Shelby. Two sons: G. W. Briner and Conrad Briner, and a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Sharrock, of Shelby, survive her.  [Mansfield News, 24 June 1919]

Briner, Mary -- d. 12/13/1871 at Plymouth Twp.;  widowed;  83y, 14d;  b. Pennsylvania;  house wife;  white;  cause = cancer;  res. Plymouth Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Briner, Mary Elizabeth -- DIED -- At the residence of Mr. John Hollenbaugh, near Shelby, Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH BRINER, aged 83 years, 3 months and 14 days.  She was born in Berks County, Pa., September 29th., 1788, died December 13th., 1871.  At about 18 years of age she united with the church, and in her old age, and sad hours of affliction, found saving comfort in her Redeemer.  Many relations and friends attended her funeral at the London Church. [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS:  21 December 1871, Vol. 4, No. 8]

Briner, Sarah -- Shelby.  The funeral services of Mrs. Sarah Briner, relict of the late John Briner, of Jackson Township, were conducted at the home of her son, William Briner, at 10 a.m. Sunday.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 September 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 19]

Bringman, J.E. -- d. 4/10/1869 at Franklin Twp.;  1y, 3m;  b. Franklin Twp.;  cause:  lung fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brink, Addie -- At Wellington, Sept. 17th., Addie, daughter of P.S. Brink, aged 13 years, 9 months and 21 days. Her remains were interred in Plymouth Cemetery on Thursday. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 25 September 1884, Vol. 34, No. 45]

Brinkerhoff, David -- Tuesday.  David Brinkerhoff, oldest brother of General R. Brinkerhoff, of this city, died at Plymouth yesterday in the 78th. year of his age and will be buried Wednesday, at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence.  Mr. Brinkerhoff has been in failing health for some months past and his death was not unexpected.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 October 1892]

Brinkerhoff, Josiah -- Thurs. morning at 2:20 a.m., Josiah Brinkerhoff died at his home in Plymouth, at the age of 74, having been born in Cayuga county, N.Y., in December 1815, removing to Plymouth township in 1834. The funeral will take place Sat. at 1:30 p.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  25 July 1889, Vol. 39, No. 36]

Brinkerhoff, Josiah -- Josiah Brinkerhoff, president of the First National Bank of Plymouth, died last night at his home in that village after an illness of about one week.  Mr. Brinkerhoff was 74 years old and had been connected with that financial institution for many years.  He had a large circle of acquaintances, having lived in that village over 50 years.  The deceased was a brother of the late Judge Jacob Brinkerhoff, of this place, and was born in Cayuga County, N.Y., in December, 1815.  He came to this county with his father in 1834 and settled in Plymouth Township.  He afterwards moved to the village and was elected president of the above mentioned financial institution in 1874.  He was an uncle of attorney George Brinkerhoff and a cousin of Gen. Brinkerhoff, of this city.  For many years he has been a leading member of the Lutheran Church of that village and was a liberal contributor to all public benevolence and a free giver to private charity.  He leaves a wife.  The funeral will take place on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 July 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 9]

Brinkerhoff, Lenora Denius - d. 7/14/1954 at Springfield, OR;  b. 10/23/1873 near Lexington, Richland, OH;  w/o M.S. (d. 1934)  [MNJ 7/18/1954]

Brinkerhoff, Margaret -- Gen. Brinkerhoff and Judge Brinkerhoff went to Plymouth Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Margaret Brinkerhoff, sister-in-law of Gen. Brinkerhoff.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 82]

Brinkerhoff, Marion (Titus) -- Mrs. Marion Brinkerhoff, widow of the late Hon. Jacob Brinkerhoff, died Friday morning at 11 o'clock of consumption, after an illness of several months.  Mrs. Brinkerhoff was born July 19, 1817, near Cato, N.Y., and was married to Judge Brinkerhoff at Detroit, January 6, 1842.  She was the daughter of Jonas H. Titus, deceased, of Detroit.  During her entire wedded life she resided in Mansfield.  She was mother of nine children, five sons and four daughters, of whom three are living two sons and one daughter.  They are George Brinkerhoff, attorney for the Aultman-Taylor company, Roelof T., a merchant of Utica, Ohio, and Miss Malvina Brinkerhoff, who resided with her mother at the old homestead until the latter's death.  Mrs. Brinkerhoff's father died fourteen years ago while visiting his daughter and his remains were interred in the Mansfield Cemetery.  He was at one time warden of the Michigan state penitentiary at Jackson, Michigan.  Judge Brinkerhoff came to this county in 1837 and engaged in the practice of law.  He was prosecuting attorney two terms, member of congress one term and three terms judge of the supreme court of Ohio.  He was a cousin of Gen. R. Brinkerhoff of this city and author of the famous "Wilmot Proviso".  Mrs. Brinkerhoff was an excellent Christian woman, consistent, kind and sociable.  She took an active part in all charitable and philanthropic enterprises and was an especially earnest member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.  She leaves a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who will sincerely mourn her death.  The funeral of Mrs. Marion Brinkerhoff took place Sunday afternoon from her late residence, No. 60 West Fourth Street, and was largely attended by the friends and relatives of the family.  Rev. Dr. S.A. Bronson conducted the services.  He preached a short sermon eulogistic of the deceased, paying tribute to her excellent qualities as a mother and as a lady that was universally beloved.  He used the beautiful burial service of the Episcopal Church.  [Mansfield Herald:  13 May 1886]

Brinkerhoff, Marion (Titus) -- bur. 5/1886 at Mansfield Cem., 69y  [Mansfield Herald:  15 July 1886]

Brinkerhoff, Mrs. M.S. -- Mrs. M.S. Brinkerhoff of Shelby died Saturday night of pneumonia.  She leaves a husband and six children ranging in age from three months to twelve years.  The remains will be taken to Plymouth for interment, Tuesday at 1 p.m.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  14 March 1910]

Brinkerhoff, Persis -- Died, on Wednesday morning last, of consumption, Persis, wife of Peter S. Brinkerhoff.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  05 January 1855, Vol. 2, No. 11]

Brinkle, Fred -- About half past 10:00 Monday morning, Fred Brinkle, formerly a stone cutter, while in a vat at the paper mill, was buried under about two tons of wet straw heated to about 175 degrees.  Dr. Reed was deputized coroner and found the cause of death accidental in accordance with the facts.  Brinkle was aged 45 and leaves a family.  [Mansfield Herald:  07 November 1889, Vol. 39, No. 51]

Brinkle, Frederick -- Thursday.  The funeral of Frederick Brinkle, who was killed at the Paper Mill on Tuesday, took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 25]

Brinley, S. Earl -- S. Earl Brinley, who died at a Columbus hospital Saturday, was 34 years of age, and is survived by a son Floyd. His father, Frank Brinley, three brothers, Cassius, Clyde and Jay, and four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Maxwell, Mrs. Nellie Aplin, Mrs. Fairy Ellsworth and Mrs. Ruth McGinty, all of this city, also survive him. The body was brought here this morning and taken to Schroer's chapel, from which place funeral services were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon conducted by the Rev. M. L. Jenney of the First Christian church. Submitted by Faye and Jean. [THE MANSFIELD NEWS, Monday, October 1, 1917]

Brinley, Samuel G. -- Mr. Samuel G. Brinley, one of our most worthy and useful citizens, died at his residence on Bloom St., on Tuesday night last, aged 45 years, 3 months and 16 days.  He has been engaged for a number of years as master builder and for the last year or two his health has been declining, but nevertheless has been active in his business until the past two or three weeks, since which he had been confined to his bed.  He leaves a family and many friends to mourn his decease.  Mr. Brinley's vocation as master builder cannot well be filled.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 December 1876]

Brinley, Samuel G. -- bur. 12/26/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  45y, 3m, 16d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Brissel, John

Brissol, Wm. -- Wm. Brissol, aged 26 years, a brakeman in the local P.F. railroad yards, met with an accident last evening, which cost him his life.  Brissol was in the act of pulling a pin between two freight cars when he slipped and fall under the train.  His right leg was broken between the knee and hip, while he also sustained a fractured thigh and internal injuries.  It was at first supposed that the man was not fatally hurt and he was taken to the baggage room at the union depot and Dr. Loughridge summoned.  The internal injuries caused death at 8:45 p.m.  Brissol was formerly an employee of the Mansfield Buggy Works and is a member of its Benefit Association.  He is also a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and of the Pennsylvania Co's. relief department.  The deceased leaves a wife and one child 18 months old, residing on Orange Street.  The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the Catholic church.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 December 1892]

Bristor, Henry -- Henry Bristor died Sunday afternoon 2:15 at the age of 82, from the effects of a paralytic stroke received Saturday.  Funeral Tuesday afternoon from the residence of his son, Dr. J.R. Bristor at the corner of Second and Sugar streets.  He has been an Odd Fellow for 48 years, having joined at Washington, Pa.  He is now a member of the Steubenville lodge.  Dr. T.G. is also a son, and there are four daughters.  [Mansfield Herald:  28 August 1890, Vol. 40, No. 41]

Bristor, Henry -- Saturday.  The venerable Henry Bristor, father of Drs. Thos. G. and James R. Bristor, died at his home on East First Street, Sunday afternoon at 2:15 from paralysis.  Saturday afternoon Mr. Bristor sustained a rigorous paralytic stroke from the effects of which he did not recover and died as stated above.  The deceased was 82 years old last June and leaves a wife and six children, two sons and four daughters.  He joined an I.O.O.F. lodge forty-eight years ago in Washington, Pa., and was, at the time of his death a member of the Steubenville, O. lodge.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence of Dr. James R. Bristor, at the corner of Sugar and Second streets, under the auspices of the local lodges I.O.O.F., Rev. H.A. Sumrell officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 August 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 15]

Bristor, Minerva -- Mrs. Minerva Bristor, widow of Henry M. Bristor, died Thursday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m., at her residence, corner of Second and Sugar Street, aged 82 years.  Her husband died about six years ago and the day of her funeral was the 64th. anniversary of her marriage.  The living children of the deceased are:  Dr. James R. and Miss Sadie Bristor, of this city;  Mrs. Anna Beagle, of Leighton, Ala.;  Mrs. Minerva Ferris, of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Thomas Orr, of Pittsburg.  The deceased children are:  Dr. Thomas G. Bristor, Henry Bristor, John Bristor who was killed at the battle of Gettysburg, and Mrs. Henrietta McIlvaine, of Macon, Mo.  The deceased at 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Funeral Saturday afternoon, Feb. 27, at 2 o'clock from the residence of Dr. James R. Bristor, corner Second and Sugar streets, the Rev. F.G. McFarlan, officiating.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 18]

Bristor, Thomas G. (Dr.)

Britch, ---- -- bur. 7/27/1877 at Mansfield Cem., premature birth *infant*  [Ohio Liberal:  08 August 1877]

Britch, Louis -- d. 9/1885, consumption;  27y, 3m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Britcher, Charles "Charlie"  -- Bellville.  Charlie Britcher, a B.&O. brakeman, whose parents reside here, was accidently killed at Chicago Junction on Friday, Sept. 24.  His remains were went home that evening.  The funeral took place from his father's residence, on Markey Street at 2 p.m., on Saturday.  The service was conducted by Rev. Austin Philpot.  Young Britcher was nearly 22 years of age.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 19]

Britcher, Charles "Charlie" -- Sunday.  Charles Britcher, a Baltimore and Ohio brakeman, aged about 21, was instantly killed Friday afternoon near Monroeville by falling between the cars.  He was running on top of a box car and stumbled.  His head was entirely severed from the body and one arm and one leg were also cut off.  His remains were taken to his home at Bellville for burial.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 19]

Britcher, Floretta -- Bellville.  Miss Floretta Britcher died April 30th., of consumption, aged 28 years.  Rev. Kapp was called upon to conduct the funeral services, the Friday following.  --  [Bellville Star:  08 May 1884, Vol. 7, No. 32]

Britcher, Jacob -- Jacob Britcher, one of Bellville's few remaining pioneers, died last Friday afternoon of general debility, aged 82 years.  He had been sick for a long time.  He was an old Pennsylvanian, but had resided in Bellville for the last 45 or 50 years.  He had been married twice and was the father of 15 children.  He was well known by everybody and we never heard him spoken ill of.  The obsequies took place from the house last Sunday afternoon under the auspices of Bellville Lodge, No. 306, I.O.O.F., of which he was a member.  Rev. E.B. Shumaker of the M.E. church preached the funeral sermon and the remains were laid to rest in the Bellville Cemetery.  Quite a number of relatives and friends from abroad attended the funeral.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  04 June 1903, Vol. 11, No. 12]

Broach, Augusta Harriet -- Mrs. Augusta H. Broach, 83, a lifelong resident of Windsor, died at the home of her son Joseph, in Windsor last night.  Mrs. Broach was born there Sept. 30, 1854.  The survivors include the son, two brothers, Fremont and Elmer Broach, all of this vicinity, and three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  The body was removed to the Wappner funeral home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. B.F. Hagelberger of the First Christian church officiating.  Burial will be in the Pavonia cemetery.  Submitted by Doris M.  [unknown paper:  unknown date;  died 3/24/1938] *see also:  Death Certificate.

Broach, Lina -- Pavonia.  The funeral of the three-months-old daughter, Lina, of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Broach was held from their home in Windsor, Wednesday of last week, conducted by Rev. J.B. Jones.  Submitted by Doris M.  [unknown paper:  unknown date;  died 2/11/1908]

Broach, Peter -- d. 2/25/1872 at Shiloh;  73y, 7m, 17d;  b. England;  married;  farmer;  white;  cause - typhoid fever;  res. Cass Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Broach, Peter -- The Shiloh Times says that Peter Broach died on Sabbath morning of last week.  He was one of the oldest, and most respected citizens of Cass Township.  [Shelby Independent News:  07 March 1872, Vol. 4, No. 19]

Broach, Peter -- Pavonia.  Peter Broach aged 88 years, died August 6 and was buried at Milton Church.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. F.I. Johnson.  Mr. Broach was an active member of Milton Church for more than 56 years in which he held many responsible positions.  Three sons and one daughter are left to mourn his loss.  Submitted by Doris M.  [unknown paper:  unknown date;  date of death 8/6/1900]

Broach, Lydia Ann -- Windsor.  Mrs. Broach, wife of Peter Broach, died very suddenly Friday evening aged 74 years.  Mrs. Broach was in her usual health up to within a few minutes of her death, and died while sitting in her chair.  Funeral services Sunday at 1 o'clock.  Interment at Milton.  Submitted by Doris M.  [unknown paper:  31 December 1895]

Broadhead, Hattie -- d. 3/30/1869 at Plymouth;  71y;  b. Ulster Co., NY;  white;  cause:  diseases;  res. Plymouth Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Broadhead, Jemima -- d. 6/28/1869 at Plymouth;  42y;  b. Ulster Co., NY;  white;  cause:  diseases;  res. Plymouth Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Broadhead, Mrs. Marvin -- Mrs. Marvin Broadhead, residing about four miles southwest of Plymouth, and who had been in a sickly condition nearly since the holidays, passed from life into eternity Saturday morning of last week.  Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday forenoon, interment being made in Greenlawn Cemetery.  [Plymouth Advertiser: 13 March 1915, Vol. 62, No. 17]

Broadwell, ---- -- It is with deep regret and sympathy for the bereaved husband and family, that we announce the death, on Thursday morning last, of the beloved wife of Rev. J.S. Broadwell, at the age of 49 years and 11 months. Memorial services, conducted by Rev. E.Y. Warner, presiding elder, were held on Saturday in the M.E. Church. Appropriate remarks were made by Rev. Warner, Rev. F.S. Hoyt, of Cincinnati, Rev. A.J. Lyon, former pastor of the church, and by Rev. Warner, of Ashland. After the services the remains were carried to the cemetery and placed in the vault, where they find a resting place until Mr. Broadwell is assigned to a new field of labor, when, in accordance with the dying request of the deceased, the body will be removed to that place for interment. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 30 August 1883, Vol. 33, No. 41]

Broadwell, Mrs. C.S. -- Entered into eternal life, Thursday morning, August 23d., 1883, Mrs. C.S. Broadwell, wife of Rev. J.S. Broadwell, aged 49 years and 11 months.    Mrs. Broadwell was born at Dalton, Wayne county, O., in September, 1833, and in 1854 was united in marriage with Rev. J.S. Broadwell, who in that year entered upon his ministerial labors.  With him she shared the joys and sorrows, the pleasures and discomforts incident to the itinerant ministry, and during a period of nearly thirty years was the faithful helper of her husband in his labors of love.   A fervent Christian, a true and noble wife, and a loving mother, her life was a constant benison to those related by the ties of nature, and to numerous circles of friends to whom she became endeared in the communities in which the family have resided.  During her sickness, which was of long duration, she manifested a patience and resignation in keeping with her implicit faith in God, and while expressing a desire to live for the sake of her family, was ready for the Saviour’s call, and when the summons came, she passed from earth to heaven in the glorious triumph of a blessed immortality.   The funeral services of the deceased were held in the Methodist church, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the church being filled to overflowing with sorrowing friends.  Floral tributes beautiful and appropriate in design, and many in number, the offerings of loving friends were distributed about the pulpit and chancel.  One of the most beautiful was a piece representing the “Gages Ajar” composed of white roses and heliotropes, at the entrance to the gates bearing the appropriate inscription “Rest”.  This piece was the offering of the Ladies’ Aid and Missionary Society.   Another of the floral pieces was a beautiful “Cross and Crown” of roses resting upon a base, representing a harvest field in which the wheat stubble, showing that the reapers had garnered the harvest, gave an appropriate portrayal of “The Field of Life”.  A floral pillow bearing the word “Mother”, a harp, three beautiful crosses, an anchor and cross, a boat and beautiful wreaths and rigs, all the offerings of friends, formed decorations varied and appropriate in design.   The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.Y. Warner, Presiding Elder of the Mansfield District, assisted by Rev. Dr. Hoyt, of Cincinnati, Rev. Pearsons of Ashland, and Rev. A.J. Lyon of Berea.  After the singing of several appropriate selections by the choir, prayer was offered by Dr. Hoyt, after which the choir sang “The Home of the Soul” one of the favorite songs of the deceased.  Rev. Pearsons read from the 21st. chapter of Revelation, when Rev. Warner delivered a discourse from the text, “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”   Following the discourse remarks were made by Dr. Hoyt and Rev. Lyon, the latter speaking touchingly of his long and intimate acquaintance with the departed and her husband and the similar bereave – he sustained while at this pastorate.   The funeral cortege left the parsonage about 4 P.M. and the remains were placed in the cemetery vault whence they will be removed to the next home of the pastor and his family. [Ohio Liberal: 29 August 1883]

Broadwell, Mrs. J.S. -- The wife of Rev. J.S. Broadwell died at Mansfield the 23rd. inst., aged 49 years.  --  [Bellville Star:  30 August 1883, Vol. 6, No. 48]

Broadwell, Rush -- On the 19th. inst., a colored waiter at the North American Hotel, Mansfield, O., attacked a colored barber, named Rush Broadwell, in the streets with a club, and killed him.  The reason assigned was that the latter had enticed the wife of the former away from him.  The murderer was arrested and committed to jail.  [Ohio Repository (Canton, OH):  28 June 1848]

Brocaw, Susan (Norris)  -- Newville.  Mrs. Henry Brocaw died last Friday morning of heart failure.  She was a daughter of Wm. Norris.  The remains were interred Monday at the Easterly Cemetery.  William Norris, brother of the deceased, of Chicago, attended the funeral.   --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 24]

Brocaw, Susan (Norris) -- TIMOTHY RIDGE -- Mrs. Mary Wildman and Mrs. Nancy Kanaga, of Ashtabula, arrived on Sunday morning to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Susan Brocaw. She died on Saturday morning, was buried on Monday at Worthington Chapel. Rev. Deeds preached the funeral sermon. She leaves a great number of friends to mourn her loss. She was a daughter of William Norris.  --  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  25 October 1894, Vol. 7, No. 24]

Brocwell, Walter S.

Brodawicz, Anna -- Mrs. Anna Brodawicz, a resident of Spring Grove addition, Mansfield, for the past 25 years, died at 7 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Podleski, 4 St. Clair street. Mrs. Brodawicz was born in Germany 96 years ago and came to this country about 1900. She is survived by the daughter, 7 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic church. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of a grandchild, Mrs. George Kurek, 15 Howard street, with burial in Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley [Monday 4 May 1925 p.12 Mansfield Democratic Journal]

Brodhead, William -- [Mansfield News Journal, 24 February 1987]

Brogan, Mrs. John -- Mrs. John Brogan died very suddenly Thursday morning at 5 o'clock at her home, 347 South Main Street of heart trouble.  Funeral services Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic church.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 35]

Brogan, Robert M.—67, former resident of 127 ½ North Water St., died last night at the Castle Nursing Home in Millersburg where he had been a patient the past four years. A native of Barberville, Ky., he had lived in the Loudonville area for 13 years. Mr. Brogan was a World War II veteran. He had been employed as a mechanic. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rufus Atherton of Perrysville; one sister, Miss Virginia Brogan of Dayton; two brothers, James of Dayton and William of Tennessee; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Banks Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Dale officiating. Burial will be in the Bunker Hill Cemetery with the American Legion conducting graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home starting Friday. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Gay Hoffman. [Mansfield News Journal, Wed., 12/24/1969, p. 18]

Brogs, Rachel -- d. 1/29/1873 at Franklin Twp.;  66y;  widowed;  b. Ohio;  white;  cause = consumption;  res. Franklin Township  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brohm, ---- -- d. 7/21/1869 at Mansfield;  no age listed;  b. Mansfield;  c/o George & Ann Brohm;  cause:  apoplexy;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brollier, Sarah A. "Sade" -- Sarah A. Brollier died at her home on Markey Street about 3 o'clock last Sunday afternoon, after a lingering illness, aged 66 years last January.  The obsequies took place from her late home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 with her pastor, Rev. E.B. Shumaker, as the officiating minister.  The interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery.  A large concourse of relatives and friends attended the funeral.  "Sade" as she was always called was a fine woman and a very useful woman, and when it came to philanthropy she was not excelled by anybody in Bellville.  Her casket was profusely decorated with the very choicest and most fragrant cut flowers.  Deceased was a great lover of flowers while living and always kept a conservatory of her own.  She was the widow of a soldier of the civil war.  She leaves seven brothers and sisters to mourn their loss and a world of friends.  Peace be to her ashes.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  19 March 1903, Vol. 11, No. 11]

Brollier, Nancy (Loos) -- Dividing Ridge. Word was received here by Mrs. Sadie Wineland, of the death of her cousin, Mrs. William Brollier, at Lima, last week. Mrs. Brollier before her marriage was Nancy Loos, and resided in the vicinity near Bellville. [Richland County Leader: 08 February 1923, Vol. 4, No. 6]

Bronson, ---- -- With regret we announce the death of the estimable wife of Rev. Dr. Bronson, pastor of the Grace Episcopal Church of this city.  The aged lady had been ill for some years past but was able to be about until a short time ago, when she was confined to her bed.  Her illness terminated suddenly and fatally Monday night.  The remains were taken to Norwalk to-day for interment.  The deceased was about sixty-five years of age.  [Ohio Liberal:  26 March 1879]

Bronson, Shirlock A. -- The funeral of the late Dr. Shirlock A. Bronson was largely attended at Grace Episcopal church, Friday afternoon, the remains lying in state from 1 to 3 p.m.  The services were conducted by Rev. S.M. Holden, assisted by Rev. A.B. Putnam of Cleveland, Rev. W.M. Brown of Galion, Rev. Atwell of Toledo and others.  Bishop Leonard delivered an address.  Prof. W.B. Bodine, president of Kenyon college, arrived too late to deliver the address he intended.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  15 May 1890, Vol. 40, No. 26]

Bronson, Shirlock A. -- The Rev. Dr. S.A. Bronson was stricken with a recurrence of heart trouble at 11 o'clock this morning and at 3 o'clock this afternoon he was unconscious and believed to be dying.  Dr. Bronson was 83 years old on the first inst., and has been a resident of Mansfield since 1872 when he came here as rector of Grace Episcopal church, a charge which he resigned about a year ago on account of his advanced years.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  06 May 1890, Vol. 6, No. 52]  * Photo *

Bronson, Shirlock A. -- The death of the Rev. Dr. S.A. Bronson, as briefly noted in these columns yesterday, although anticipated for the previous 24 hours, was nevertheless a shock, as earlier in the day yesterday, and until 2 o'clock in the afternoon, he was believed to be a little better.  The funeral will occur from Grace church to-morrow at 3 o'clock p.m.  Bishop Leonard, of Cleveland, will officiate and be assisted by the clergy of the Episcopal church.  The interment will be made in the Mansfield Cemetery.  The deceased was a native of Danbury, Conn., and came to Lorain County, Ohio with his parents in his infancy in 1807.  He attended Kenyon College and was graduated from that institution in 1833 and two years later was ordained to the ministry in the Episcopal church.  From 1845 to 1850 he was president of Kenyon College and in 1867 he was professor of ecclesiastical history in the same institution.  He came to this city as rector of Grace Episcopal church in 1872 and held that charge until about one year ago when he resigned on account of the growing infirmities of age.  Dr. Bronson was endeared to all who knew him.  He was a grand man in all respects.  He was a thorough scholar and possessed of all those qualities of mind and heart which gave him a place of high esteem and regard among men.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  07 May 1890, Vol. 6, No. 53]  * An additional notice about the funeral of Rev. Bronson can be found on the front page of the 09 May 1890 edition of the Mansfield Evening News.

Bronson, Shirlock A. -- *An additional notice about the death of Rev. S.A. Bronson, D.D., LL. D., can be found in the 10 May 1890 edition of Richland Shield & Banner.

Brook, James H. -- 72Y;  d. 10/21/1954 at home, Merry Brook Farm (Mansfield);  b. 8/2/1882 at Mansfield;  so Richard R. & Rachel Ann (Clark) Brook;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  22 October 1954]

Brook, William Scott -- 82Y;  d. 1/10/1952 at home, west of Ontario;  b. 12/29/1869 at Springfield Twp.;  s/o Wm. & Rebecca (Scott) Brook;  h/o Della Trimble (d. 5/1949);  bur. Ontario Cem.  [MNJl: 11 January 1952]

Brooker, George A. -- [Mansfield News Journal, 13 September 1979]

Brooker, Jane -- d. 2/18/1954 at Gen. Hosp., Mansfield;  b. at Mansfield;  body will be taken to Cleveland for cremation  [MNJ 2/19/1954]

Brooks, ---- -- d. 3/30/1868 at Springfield Twp.;  still born;  b. Springfield Twp.;  c/o William & Rebecca Brooks;  white;  cause:  premature birth;  res.  Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brooks, ---- -- d. 3/30/1868 at  Richland Co.;  still born;  b. Richland Co.;  c/o William & Rebecca Brooks;  white;  cause:  could not learn  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brooks, Charles -- Monday afternoon, near Lexington, a sad accident occurred to a young man aged about 17.  Frank Brooks and Geo. Hill, who reside at King's Corners, about three miles from Lexington, and are partners in the threshing business, went hunting, accompanied by the son of the former, Charles Brooks.  By some mishap, Geo. Hill's gun was discharged and the load struck young Brooks in the neck.  The load cut the jugular vein in striking and went out on the opposite side, also cutting the jugular vein on that side.  He died instantly.  [Mansfield Herald:  21 November 1889, Vol. 40, No. 1]

Brooks, Charles -- Tuesday.  Charles Brooks, residing at King's Corners, was shot and instantly killed near Lexington yesterday by the accidental discharge of Geo. Hill's gun.  The deceased was the son of Frank Brooks who was also with the hunting party at the time.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 27]

Brooks, Diana -- bur. 5/30/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  67y, 2m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Brooks, Ira J. -- d. 5/14/1872 at Mansfield;  9y;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause - spinal affection;  res. Mansfield - 3rd. Ward  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brooks, John -- 65Y;  d. 7/10/1954 at home, Mansfield;  b. at Alabama;  h/o Ella;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [MNJ 7/11/1954]

Brooks, Charles -- Charles Brooks, aged about fifteen years, son of Mr. James Brooks, residing immediately north of Shelby Junction, died on Monday morning last.  He was afflicted a long time with a tumor on his neck.  [Shelby Independent News:  03 September 1874, Vol. 6, No. 45]

Brooks, Richards -- Shelby.  Richards Brooks, aged 69 years, died at the home of his son-in-law, Frank Brubaker, last Sunday, afflicted with inflammation of the bowels.  He was buried here Monday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  01 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 71]

Brooks, Roy B. – ROY B. BROOKS SUCCUMBS HERE – WIDELY KNOWN INSURANCE UNDERWRITER DIES SUDDENLY THURSDAY – Roy Burton Brooks, 46, widely known Mansfield insurance underwriter, died suddenly at his home, 47 Sherman Avenue, about 4 p.m. Thursday. Although Mr. Brooks had been ill for a few days with an attack of grippe, his condition was not regarded as serious and his death came as a distinct shock to his family and a wise circle of friends. He had planned to go to Oxford this week-end to meet his son, Nelson (Ned) Brown Brooks, student in Miami University and former Mansfield high school football and basketball star. Mr. Brooks was born in Painesville on Oct. 8, 1885 and came from Columbus to Mansfield in 1926. He was associated with the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, being district manager here for some time. He was an underwriter for this company for 10 years. He was a faithful member of the Central M. E. church and was affiliated with a number of Masonic bodies, including the Blue lodge, Chapter and Council at Albion, Pa., and also the Zem Zem Temple of the Shrine at Erie, Pa. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie E. Brooks, one son, Nelson Brown Brooks, and one daughter, Carol Rebecca, at home. His mother, Mrs. Julia Brooks of Albion, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Earnest Moshler and Mrs. Gertrude See, of Albion, Pa.; also survive. The body was removed to the Finefrock mortuary where it will remain until Saturday when it will be taken to the Central M. E. church, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in charge of Rev. Otto Scott Steele. The body then will be taken overland to Albion, Pa., where additional funeral services will be held at the M. E. church in charge of the Rev. John Black Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Albion cemetery. [Mansfield News, 18 December 1931]

Brooks, W.H. -- BULLETIN:  Mr. Brooks died Friday at 2:25 p.m.  He never regained consciousness  W.H. Brooks who has been lying in a critical condition t the Southern since Sunday is thought by his physician to be dying.  Dr. R.R. Black said today that Mr. Brooks was improving until 7:30 Thursday evening when he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.  Telegrams have been sent to his relatives telling them of his serious condition.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily News:  23 April 1909]

Brougher, ---- -- Shelby.  A three-weeks-old child of Marshal Brougher was buried this week.  [Semi-Weekly News:  29 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 102]

Browarsky, Maurice -- 59Y;  d. 11/13/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 3/29/1896 at Toledo, OH;  h/o Frieda Weinstein;  bur. B'nai Jacob Cem., Toledo, OH  [MNJ 11/14/1955]

Brown, ---- -- bur. 2/1886 at Mansfield Cem., premature birth; 1m  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Brown, ---- -- bur. 1/1879 at Mansfield Cem., premature birth  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Brown, ---- -- The little child of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Brown, of North Mulberry Street, died Monday evening at 5 o'clock of membranous croup and was buried Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  08 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 3]  

Brown, ---- -- The 15 months old son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Brown, of Buckingham street, died Tuesday,  Interment at Ashland.  [Mansfield Herald:  04 December 1890, Vol. 41, No. 3]

Brown, ---- -- Shelby.  The 6-year-old daughter of Chauncey Brown died Sunday and was buried Tuesday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 10]

Brown, Addie Maggie -- Addie Maggie, daughter of Wm. & Elizabeth Brown, near Lexington, died Sept. 6th., 1865, of cholera infantum, aged 1 year, 11 months and 18 days.  <<poetry omitted>>  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 September 1865, Vol. XXV, No. 18]

Brown, Anna E. -- Mrs. Anna E. BROWN, aged 56 years, wife of Jonas BROWN, died Sunday at 8:40 a. m., at her home, 87 East Third street. Death came after a lingering illness.  She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Miss Lula R. BROWN of this city. She also leaves two brothers, M. S. DICKSON of this city and J. G. DICKSON of Shelby.  Funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. T. LeGEAR, pastor of the First M. E. church, of which she was a member.  Submitted by: Norris.  [Mansfield Daily Shield, Jan 30, 1917]

Brown, Arthur -- bur. 4/29/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  1m, 14d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Brown, Arthur B. -- bur. 8/1886 at Mansfield Cem., poison;  1y, 10m, 19d  [Mansfield Herald:  21 October 1886]

Brown, B.F.

Brown, Berdie -- bur. 2/1888 at Mansfield Cem., congestion of brain;  1m, 3d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Brown, Carrie

Brown, Charles G. -- Physician dies -- Dr. C. G. Brown dies at home -- Prominent Mansfield position was bedfast three weeks with a heart ailment -- Dr. Charles G. Brown, widely known Mansfield physician and surgeon, who practiced medicine in this city for the past 36 years, died unexpectedly shortly after noon Monday at his home, 190 Park Avenue West. He was stricken with a heart ailment three weeks ago and had been confined to his bed since. Dr. Brown died just two days before his birthday. He would have been 66 on September 4th. Dr. Brown, the son of the late Colonel Robert and Mary Gailey Brown, a pioneer residence of Richland County, was born September 4th 1874, on the old Brown homestead in Washington Township , now known as Brownlea farm. The farm has been in the Brown family since 1819. Attending the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, he received his medical degree and following his internship, came to Mansfield to practice medicine in 1904. He obtained his primary education in the public schools of Mansfield and Lexington and was graduated from Monmouth College , Monmouth Ill. , before attending Jefferson Medical college. Dr. Brown was a member of the Richland County Medical Society, the Ohio State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was a lifelong member of the United Presbyterian church. Widely known throughout the state as a breeder of Guernsey cattle, he had for the past 12 years served as director of the Ohio Guernsey breeders Association. He was also a member of the Mansfield Rotary club. Besides his wife, Essie M. Brown, and son Dr. Charles G. Brown, Jr., he is survived by his sister, Miss Helen T. Brown, all of Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the home, 190 Park Avenue West, conducted by his pastor, Reverend Henry Ford, of the First United Presbyterian Church, Reverend Ford will be assisted by Reverend Dr. Herbert S. Garnes, of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Ann. [source unknown: 1940]

Brown, Charles W. -- Charles W. Brown, of Mansfield, died Monday morning in the General hospital as the result of treatment for blood poisoning.  He was 48 years old and born in Butler.  Mr. Brown is survived by the following:  his wife and three sons, Charles, Thomas and Ralph;  his mother, Mrs. Margaret Brown of Mansfield;  two brothers, Thomas of Newark and Clyde of Mansfield;  six sisters, Mrs. John Reeder, Mrs. Henry Secrist, of Bellville;  Mrs. Edward Secrist, Mrs. Jay Gould, of Mansfield;  Mrs. Charles Moser of Windsor;  and Mrs. Aaron Taylor of Galion.  Private funeral services were conducted from Wappner's chapel Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. M.L. Weekley in charge, and interment was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  01 July 1921, Vol. 2, No. 29]

Brown, Clyde H. -- Lexington - Clyde H. Brown, 70, of 138 Church S. Bellville, died Friday night at Mansfield General Hospital after a brief illness.  Born Jan. 13, 1914, in Chillicothe, Ohio, he had lived in Chillicothe, Loudonville and most recently in Bellville.  Mr. Brown was a retired grocery man.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Macklin (Delores) Christy of Chillicothe, Mrs. Peggy Paullin of Ashland and Mrs. Kenneth (Judy) Dudley of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe of Chillicothe; five sisters, Mrs. Delores Garrett of Columbus, Mrs. Norma Rahle of Miami, Fla; Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher of Chillicothe; Mrs. Marjorie Watts of Lexington, and Mrs. JoAnn Goss of Indianapolis, Ind.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorna Smith Brown.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Remmington, pastor of the Shaker Heights Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Loudonville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal:  Sunday, January 22, 1984 4A)

Brown, Daniel -- Mr. Daniel Brown died at the residence of his son-in-law, W.H. Dise, East Fourth Street, on Tuesday night at 11 o'clock, aged 83 years, 6 months and 8 days. The funeral takes place at 1 p.m. to-day. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 24 July 1884, Vol. 34, No. 36]

Brown, Daniel -- On Tuesday evening, July 22d., of dropsy, Daniel Brown, aged 83 years, 6 months and 8 days.  Funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 73 East Fourth Street, on Thursday, at 2 P.M.  [Ohio Liberal:  23 July 1884, Vol. 12, No. 15]

Brown, Edna Rhea Maffet -- Mrs. Edna Rhea Brown; 67, wife of Leon A. Brown, died Monday, afternoon at the home of her niece, Ruth I. Maffett, 495 Davey Ave., following a six-week illness. She was born Sept. 26, 1891 at Widowville, later living at Port Huron, Mich. She came to Mansfield two years ago from Port Huron to make her home with her niece. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church at Port Huron, taking an active part in the affairs of the church and Mary Martha Bible Club. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Loren of Marysville, Mich., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the Wappner Funeral Home at 8 pm. Today b the Rev. Stanley B. Sams, pastor of the Mansfield Free Methodist Church. Wednesday morning the body will be taken to Port Huron, Mich., for additional services on Thursday. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery at Port Huron. Friends may call at the funeral home starting at noon today. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: 18 November 1958, p. 2]

Brown, Elizabeth -- d. 5/20/1870 at Washington Twp., heart and lung disease;  39y, 2d;  b. Cumberland Co., Penn.;  blacksmith;  res. Washington Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brown, Eva A. Wilcox -- Mrs. Eva A Wilcox Brown, 78, of 977 Laver Road, widow of Philip David Brown, died Monday evening in Peoples Hospital after an extended illness. She was born September 20, 1899, in Mansfield, and lived in this area all her life. She was a member of the First Church of the Open Bible. Surviving are two sons, David A. of Mansfield and James P of Ashland; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Evelyn) Wycoff of Mansfield, Mrs. Allen (Elnora) Crawford with whom Mrs. Brown made our home, Mrs. Conrad Lee (Phyllis) Shuster of Springfield and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Murrell of san Pablo, California; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three brothers, Fred Wilcox of Tacoma, Washington, Clarence Wilcox of Lemon Grove, California, and earl Wilcox of Shelby and three sisters, Edna Waste of Tacoma, Washington, Elverta Jones of Holly Hill, Florida, and Jane Price of Springfield, Colorado. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p. m. at the First Church of the Open Bible by her pastor, the Rev. Ralph Smith Jr. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. Submitted by Judy. [Mansfield News Journal: 20 December 1977, p. 6]

Brown, Garrett -- Garret, son of Joseph Brown, d. 31 July, Washington Twp.  [Mansfield Gazette:  05 August 1824.  Reprinted from Abstracts of Richland County, Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825.  Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

Brown, Hicks -- "Death loves a shining mark." The force of this expression is made sadly true in the death of Mr. Hicks Brown, of this city, Wednesday the 17th. inst. Something over two weeks ago, Mr. Brown was taken ill with an attack of typhoid fever. His disease, which at first seemed a mild form, suddenly assumed the most alarming symptoms, added to this he suffered several hemorrhages of the bowels. He was afflicted with intense pain during his sickness, but bore his disease with a fortitude and patience that was truly wonderful. The very best medical skill was employed and all the attention that a fond wife and loving mother, sister, brothers and friends could bestow, was given him, but all to no purpose and on Wednesday morning he passed quietly away.  Hicks Brown was born in North Bloomfield, Trumbull County, Ohio, December 30th., 1849. From Bloomfield his parents removed to Massillon, when he was but five years old. Massillon was his home until 1875, when he came to Mansfield, and with M.D. Harter, his brother-in-law, organized The Hicks Brown Company, and actively engaged in the milling business. Mr. Brown was the president of the above firm at his death, and its present success is greatly due to his efforts. On December 12th., 1878, Mr. Brown married Miss Carrie Jacobs, daughter of John Jacobs, of Massillon. Mr. Brown had a quiet, gentle and pleasing way about him, which won for him a host of friends. In fact, during his last sickness there seemed to be an unusual solitude among our citizens as to his condition, and when the sad news of his death was announced it cast a gloom over all and called forth sincere expressions of regret for his demise. As a business man, Mr. Brown was scrupulously careful, painstaking, and the very soul of honor. Through his efforts he had built up a business which will be his best monument. He leaves besides his wife, his mother, Mrs. Jas. M. Brown, of Massillon, two brothers, J.E. Brown and Huntington Brown, the latter a twin brother, and a sister, Mrs. M.D. Harter of this city. The funeral took place from his late home on West Market Street, on Friday, December 19th., and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. Frank Russell, of the Congregational Church. The remains were taken the same afternoon to Massillon for interment. On account of the lateness of the train the friends did not arrive at Massillon with the body until six o'clock. Short services were held at the cemetery by Rev. Russell and Rev. N.P. Bailey of the Presbyterian Church of Massillon. The remains were placed for the present in the vault at that place. Owing to the serious illness of Mrs. Brown she was unable to accompany the remains of her husband to Massillon. His relatives, stricken with grief, have our sympathy in their bereavement. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 25 December 1884, Vol. 35, No. 6]

Brown, Huntington -- Huntington Brown, a former resident and mayor of Mansfield, and who last fall was appointed a member of the Richland County Liquor License Commission, and who was well known to many in this place, died at the home of his sister-in-law, in Massillon, Sunday evening, having just passed his 66th. year.  The deceased was a staunch republican and was well known throughout Ohio.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser: 14 February 1914, Vol. 61, No. 13]

Brown, Huntington -- The remains of Huntington Brown were taken to Massillon this morning for burial.  The body was taken from the Grace Episcopal Church this morning and was taken to the Pennsylvania passenger station where a special funeral car was waiting to take the funeral party to Massillon.  The funeral car was attached to eastbound Pennsylvania passenger train No. 6, due in this city, at 10:15 o'clock.  An escort composed of the past eminent commanders, Mansfield Commandery, Knights Templars, accompanied the body, as well as his family and a large number of friends.  [Mansfield Shield:  11 February 1914]

Brown, Isabel Hurxthal - Isabel Hurxthal Brown, wife of James E. Brown, of this city, died at her home on Sturges Avenue this morning 11:30 o'clock, after a severe illness, covering some weeks, during which she was a great sufferer.  Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Lewis Hurxthal, Jr., of New York, and was born at Massillon, O., on April 1st., 1852, and was, therefore, 39 years of age.  She lived in Mansfield for about a dozen years and in both church and social life was an important and useful factor.  A member of Grace church, she was a most active worker, and in no place, except her home, will she be missed as much.  Bright, amiable, sympathetic and sociable in her nature, she will long be missed and always kindly remembered.  Her husband and son have the warm sympathy of this entire community.  The funeral services will take place at her late home on Thursday, at 4 o'clock p.m.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 July 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 8]

Brown, J. Orrville -- It was sad news to the people of Massillon that came to us last Saturday of the death of Mr. J. Orrville Brown at his home in Mansfield.  Mr. Brown had a sunstroke last summer, and never fully recovered from its effect.  He had been confined to bed for about ten weeks before his death, but only his relatives knew that he was so near the end of life.  Mr. Brown was fifty years old lat July, and a son of the late Wm. Brown.  In all the relations of life he was an honorable, upright man.  Mr. Brown was a native of Massillon (OH), and lived here until about eight years ago when he removed to Mansfield.  The funeral took place Sunday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. Wm. Brown, corner South and Hill Streets, and was largely attended.  [Mansfield Herald:  25 November 1886]

Brown, J.E. -- Crestline.  J.E. Brown, the Pennsylvania fireman, injured at the roundhouse July 17, died at the Pennsylvania company's hospital Sunday night.  [Mansfield News:  01 August 1899]

Brown, J.H. (Capt.)

Brown, J.T. -- J.T. Brown, a fireman on the P.F. met with fatal injuries this morning at Crestline, between 2 and 3 o'clock.  Mr. Brown had been a fireman on the road only but three months.  This morning, while his engine was being taken out of the round house the young man leaned too far out of his cab and his head struck against the building, jerking him from the cab and hurling him to the ground, where his arm was thrown under the engine wheels and horribly crushed.  Surgical assistance was secured and it was found necessary to amputate the arm.  the victim was also crushed about the chest and it is thought that there is no chance for his recovery.  His parents who reside at New Castle, Pa., were notified immediately of their son's accident.  The unfortunate young man is unmarried and resides with his parents.  [Mansfield News:  17 July 1899]

Brown, Jacob -- Jacob Brown will be remembered by many old residents as one of the civil engineers who was in the employ of the P.F. railroad when it was located and built and later city civil engineer of Mansfield.  For years Jacob Brown has resided at Huron, South Dakota, and of his death the Dakota Huronite of May 4 says:  Jacob Brown died at his home in this city Thursday morning at 10 o'clock after a painful illness at the advanced age of 77 years.  Jacob Brown was born in the state of Ohio, Stark County, in 1822.  He very early in life learned civil engineering and has followed this profession through life.  He was city engineer of Mansfield, Ohio, for several years and voluntarily resigned this position to emigrate to western Illinois, where he was engaged in railroad construction and land surveying.  Having been in the employ of the C. & N.W. R.R. company for many years, when they began building in this state he was sent to South Dakota coming here in 1879.  He continued in the employ of the company until failing health compelled his retirement from the arduous duties of engineer.  Mr. Brown was one of the surveyors in charge of the construction of the Northwestern into Huron and was employed on the building of all the branches of the system in this state.  From 1880 to 1897 he resided with his family at Volga, Brookings County, and was postmaster of that town for several years but was finally removed by a hostile administration for alleged pernicious political activity.  Mr. Brown removed to Huron in 1897, but since coming here his health has not permitted him to engage in any active pursuit.  The deceased was a Mason for years, and at the time of his death was a member of the Volga Lodge A.F. & A.M.  He was a man of strong conviction and led a useful and active life.  He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death.  [Mansfield News:  10 May 1899]

Brown, Jacob R. -- Jacob R. Brown peacefully departed this life at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence, 212 South Main Street, corner of Lexington Avenue.  Mr. Brown was born in Northampton County, Pa., Oct. 21, 1825.  While quite young he removed with his parents to the state of New York, and when 19 years of age he came to Medina County, Ohio, and afterwards settled at Wadsworth.  He was married March 18, 1846, to Margaretta Bowden, of Wadsworth, by whom he had eight children, all of whom with his wife survive him and are now living in this city:  James Winfield, Lowell Thomas, George Lyman, Mrs. H.M. Browning, Mrs. Harvey Woods, Mrs. Eugene Lindsey, Mrs. Wm. Ackerman, Jr., and Miss Ida Clare.  In 1868 Mr. Brown removed to this city, where, with his son, J.W., he entered the employ of J.H. Reed & Bro., wholesale notion dealers.  In December, 1878, with his sons J.W. and L.T., he bought the horses and wagons of the defunct firm of Reed & Bro. and for several years they carried on their business throughout the state by means of wagons.  In 1876 they opened a store in the I.O.O.F. block and, these quarters becoming too small, they built the new building on North Main Street and into this they moved in January 1887, where they continued to carry on the wholesale notion business under the firm name of J.R. Brown & Sons.  By frugality and business ability, J.R. Brown rose step by step until at the time of his death he had acquired a goodly share of wealth.  He was once a candidate on the Republican ticket for county treasurer, but was defeated.  He never occupied an office with the exception of member of the city board of elections, of which he was president at the time of his demise.  He was a member of Venus Lodge, No. 152, F. & A.M.  The funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Hubbell, of whose congregation he was a member, Monday at 2 p.m., at the Congregational church.  Mr. Brown was the first Worshipful Master the Wadsworth Masonic Lodge ever had.  The services at the house and at the grave will be under the auspices of Venus Lodge, No. 152.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 23]

Brown, James -- James Brown of Sharon Township, Richland County, Ohio, died on Wednesday, August 19th, A.D. 1885, aged 91 years, 6 months, and one day.  Mr. Brown was born in Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia, February 18th, 1794.  He was married to Miss Jane McGuire on June 2nd, A.D. 1814, with whom he lived fifty-five years, and to whom were born ten children, eight of whom they raised to full age, and five of whom only survive him, viz., Danforth, Oliver, Sally, Harriet, and Martha.  He also had nineteen grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.  Mr. Brown died on a farm on which the deceased had moved fifty years ago last May.  His remains were interred in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby, on Friday last, at about noon, Rev. W.W. Anderson pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Bellville officiated, and at the home preached a short discourse based on the sixth verse of the 90th Psalm, "In the evening it is cut down and withereth."  He was severely and painfully ill only the last few days of his life.  His wife was a devoted Catholic, but he was brought up in the Presbyterian faith, though never formally uniting with that church.  He moved to this locality about the year 1834, perhaps a few years after, having purchased the farm on which he spent the best part of his years about 1820, 65 years ago and resided upon it as his homestead about fifty years last May.  His wife died about sixteen years ago, since which time he has resided with his children.  He is the last of a family of twelve children who lived to a great old age.  His father before him lived to be over ninety-two years old.  He was the son of Capt. Oliver Brown, of Revolutionary fame, who was a native of Lexington, Mass., and took part in that, the first battle of the Revolutionary war.  His ancestors came from England, and of them but little is known except that one of them was a "sea captain." The Browns were amongst the first who settled in the colony of Massachusetts, and were loyal subjects of the English crown, but as the years rolled on their attachment became  stronger for their home, and they began to regard the mother country as a cruel tyrant.  Although Capt. Brown was born in Lexington, he spent his earlier years in Cambridge, with a Mr. (Col.) Thatcher (married to one of Oliver's cousins), of whose family he became a member at the age of  eight. Captain Brown happened to be in Boston on the day the tea was thrown overboard, and he saw the party dressed in the garb of Mohawk Indians, as they threw the boxes of tea overboard.  His father was to relate how that act had worked up the feelings of the royalists and the patriots to the highest pitch of excitement. It was then and there he resolved to devote his life, if need be, to the cause of his country.  He became a warrior in feeling and in deed.  He was engaged at the Battle of Lexington.  He well remembered the day on which Lord Percy marched from Boston to reinforce the party who had gone to undertake the destruction of the military stores at Concord, and was with those who met the British troops at Lexington on their return, and was engaged in that skirmish although he escaped uninjured himself, saw his comrades fall by his side, cut down by the first
discharge of British artillery in the Revolutionary War.  When the British began to retreat to Boston, he was one of those who hung upon their flanks, and annoyed them with shots from behind stone fences until they came within reach of the guns in the fortifications around Boston.  The War had now commenced and peaceful avocations were laid aside, and thousands rushed to Bunker Hill where that great battle was fought June 17, 1775.  He was in that battle where Warren fell, and soon after received a Captain's commission in the Artillery, having command of two field pieces.  After the evacuations he went with General Washington's army to New York, and was engaged in a battle on the Island.  Those who are conversant with history will remember how a party of soldiers saw a statue of King George of England occupying a prominent position in the streets of New York, an object of peculiar hatred to the American soldiers.  Capt. Brown conceived the idea of removing the offensive monument and at night he went with a party of about forty of his comrades about half of whom were sailors.  The sailors fastened strong ropes to the object of their hatred, and he and his comrades in a dark alley opposite pulled at the ropes until the rope broke, the statue fell to the pavement below, outside the iron fence enclosing it.  The news of the occurrence spread throughout the camp.  Unexpectedly the act met with the strongest condemnation from General Washington which caused Captain Brown always to regret his part in that transaction.  However, in the pursuance of orders, he removed the statue from its iron support to the laboratory to be molded into bullets for the use of the army.  Although the act could not be concealed, the perpetrators of it were never known.  A short time after this event, General Washington left New York and occupied Harlem Heights, and Captain Brown was in the engagement at that place, in command of thirty men and two field pieces.  He had at one time advanced too far in the pursuit of the enemy and found himself in danger of losing his artillery.  He seized one of the wagons himself, fifteen of his men having been killed and wounded, and succeeded in getting them away.  At that moment General Putnam rode up to him and said "so long as officers will, like you, perform the duties of privates, there will be no reason to despair of the American cause."  The General then himself dismounted and aided him in preventing their capture by the British.  Captain Brown was next engaged at the Battle of White Plains, in which the Americans were defeated.  He was with the American Army during their famous retreats through New Jersey, of which Bancroft speaks, where hundreds of regular troops and militia deserted in despair, but he and his men remained true to the last.  The Battle of Trenton and Princeton were next fought in which he participated, which proved that even in defeat, and on the retreat, the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.  After these battles he was stationed at Round Brook and Mud Fort.  In September of the following year he was at the Battle of Brandywine during the whole day.  He served nearly through the whole war, and was in ten severe engagements, the last of which was the Battle of Monmouth.  He was personally acquainted with General Washington for whom he entertained the highest reverence.  He was with him at the Battle of Germantown, going in with sixty men and coming out with only twenty-nine alive and with him also in winter quarters at Valley Forge.  He personally received the thanks of Washington for prompt and efficient obedience to orders.  In 1790 or 1791 he moved with his family to what is now Wellsburg, West Virginia, where the subject of this notice was born as stated in 1794.  At that time Wellsburg was in the midst of a wile and unbroken wilderness, the haunt of wild beasts and savages, and for three years Capt. Brown performed the duties of a militiaman to protect the settlement from the incursion of murderous savages.  Solomon Brown of New Haven, Vermont, a brother of the deceased, was also a Revolutionary soldier.  In a slip placed in the hands of the writer taken from the Middlebury (Vermont) Free Press, it is stated that he was a man of strong natural powers, of great probity, uncommon firmness of mind and purpose, severe justice and Christian candor and meekness.  He held many public trusts, which he discharged with fidelity and promptness.  He was one of that class of community who are the support of society, the pillars of the church and the ornament of the state and Republic.  Solomon was also a participator in the Battle at Lexington on April 19th, 1775, and had the unrivaled honor of having shed the first British blood in the defense of American liberty!  He was also a teenager who is credited with, having spotted the British redcoats coming down the road, ran to the local tavern and alerted Paul Revere and his friends.  This Deacon Solomon Brown was a sergeant in the artillery, five years in the Revolution, and a subordinate in his brother's company, we believe.  At his death, it was said, he left as a legacy to his family an honest name, a guiltless example and a well-spent life.  This was the ancestry from which sprung the subject of this sketch, the late James Brown, one of the pioneers of Shelby. Years ago, he placed in the hands of the write, newspapers from which we have taken the foregoing, with the injunction, that in case of his death, he desired to state that he had during all his life time desired so much as in his power lay to emulate the principles, the patriotism and virtues of his Revolutionary ancestry, and we now are discharging that duty, and fulfilling that promise.  James Brown was our special friend, for over thirty years, respected for his manly virtues, steadfast friendship, honest purposes, mildness and generosity of character, candid in all his dealings, and in every grace that goes to cast a halo of glory like that of a setting sun, upon all the past life of an aged man.  It was our good fortune to visit him at his home, when he could lengthen out our notice of his death by many instances of his wroth as a man and citizen.  He was one of the pioneer merchants and businessmen of Shelby, and closed his life in a model rural home as a farmer, and now at the extraordinary age of nearly ninety-two years, like a ripe shock of corn, and the very appropriate emblem placed upon his coffin by the hands of reverential affection, a miniature sheaf of wheat, full of golden grain, he has been garnered for eternity, to be with those whose example he delighted to follow, and emulated day by day so far as in his power lay.  We should not be following his directions were we to say any more than this.  It was against his wish that this should be done, but having passed through a long life, in the footsteps of his ancestry, it was one of his ambitions in life to emulate their example and to record this much as an example for his descendants to follow, is why he desired this to be recorded at his death.  Peace to his ashes, and may the memory of his private virtues ever be green in the memories of those who follow him.  "B."  Submitted by Judith.  [source unknown]
 

Brown, Jane -- Thursday, September 16, 1869, Mrs. JANE BROWN, wife of James Brown, Esq., in the 77th. year of her age.  Mrs. Brown ranked as one of our pioneers, having resided here, with her husband, for many years.  Her native place was Brooke County, West Virginia.  She was greatly respected by all who knew her.   [Shelby Independent News:  23 September 1869, Vol. 1, No. 46]

Brown, Jane -- Mrs. Jane Brown was born in Brooke County, Virginia, April 27th., 1793.  She was married to James Brown, Esq., in 1814, and lived happily with her husband over fifty-five years.  She was brought up in the Catholic faith, and baptized by the first minister of that denomination in that section of the country;  and lived and died in accordance with her early instructions.  She was the mother of ten children, seven of whom are yet living, and to whom she was more than ordinarily attached.  She endured the privations of a pioneer life, having removed to Ohio thirty-four years ago.  She lived to see her great grandchildren, and died beloved and respected by her numerous circle of friends.  She died September 16th., 1869, aged 76 years, 4 months and 19 days.  Her last illness was of five weeks duration, and her extreme suffering was borne with Christian patience -- not a murmur escaping her lips.  [Shelby Independent News:  30 September 1869, Vol. 1, No. 47]

Brown, Jane M. -- d. 9/16/1869 at Plymouth, 76y, 7m, 19d;  b. West Virginia;  white;  cause:  diseases;  res. Plymouth  Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brown, Jane (McGuire) -- Mrs. Jane (McGuire) Brown was born in Brooke County, Virginia, April 27, 1793.  She was married to James Brown, Esq., in 1814, and lived happily with her husband over fifty-five years.  She was brought up in the Catholic faith, and baptized by the first minister of that denomination in that section of country: and lived and died in accordance with her early instructions.  She was the mother of ten children, seven of whom are yet living, and to whom she was more than ordinarily attached.  She endured the privations of a pioneer life, having removed to Ohio, thirty-four years ago.  She lived to see her great-grandchildren and died beloved and respected by her numerous circle of friends.  She died September 16th, 1869, aged 76 years, 4 months, and 19 days.  Her last illness was of five weeks' duration, and her extreme suffering was borne with Christian patience---not a murmur escaping her lips.  Submitted by Judith.  [source unknown]  Submitter's Note:  I have her Death Certificate, Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division, Richland County.....death: 16 Sept 1869;  Date of record:  1869;  Married;  Place of Death: Plymouth Twp.;  Place of Birth:  West Virginia (was Va. at the time .. panhandle area which was Ohio/VA/WVA over the years);  Last Place of Residence:  Plymouth Township;  We located her tombstone, along with husband James Brown,
and children, in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.

Brown, John M. -- d. 4/28/1868 at Mansfield;  75y, 8m;  b. Pennsylvania;  cause:  apoplexy;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brown, John P. -- 51Y;  d. 1/29/1954 at Columbus, OH;  former Mansfield resident;  b. 12/7/1902 at Crestline, OH;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 1/30/1954]

Brown, Jonas

Brown, Joseph Hoover -- Weller Twp.  Died at the home of his birth in Weller Township, Capt. Joseph Hoover Brown, Dec. 26.  He was born April 1834, and was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Fickes in 1855, with whom he lived happily until his death.  To them were born two sons, Oliver who resides in Mansfield, and William, living on the homestead.  Capt. Brown commanded a company of the One Hundred and Sixty-Third O.V.I. in the war of the rebellion, was a member of Jacob Ward Post of the G.A.R. of Weller Township.  The following members of his post performed the duty of pall bearers:  J. Haverfield, J.W. Ferree, M.H. Osbun and S.H. Harnly.  As husband and father he was kind and affectionate.  As a citizen, sociable and obliging, always ready for anything that might advance the public interest.  He was much interested in politics, taking an active part in the same as a Republican leader in the township and county, having been a candidate on the county ticket at one time.  He had nearly all of the town ... [remainder missing from copy]  Submitted by Doris M.  [unknown paper:  31 December 1895]

Brown, L. -- Miss L. Brown, a domestic employed at the home of W.B. Cuykendall, in Plymouth, committed suicide in her room last night by taking strychnine.  Miss Brown had been to the farmers' picnic at Blackman's Grove, near Shelby, yesterday, and it is said that last evening as she and her intended started home they quarreled.  It is supposed that as soon as Miss Brown arrived home she took the fatal dose.  Miss Brown's mother lives near Shelby, to which place the young woman's remains will be taken.  No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 15]

Brown, Lester -- Wednesday.  Lester, the six-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. W.E. Brown, of 33 Vale Avenue, died last night of diphtheria.  Burial at 2 p.m. today.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 September 1892]

Brown, Lillie M. -- d. 5/1885, typhoid fever;  30y, 9m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Brown, Linda Kay Stotts -- SHELBY.  Linda Kay Stotts Brown, 53, of Funk Road died Wednesday, Jan 7, 2004, in Med-Central/Shelby Hospital after a short illness.  Born April 27, 1950, in Ontario.  She had been a Shelby area resident for over 22 years.  She was a 1968 graduate of Ontario High School and was a 1973 graduate of the Ohio State University.  During her college years she had worked during the summer at Yellowstone National Park, Nantucket Island and in England.  Formerly employed as a photojournalist with the Shelby Daily Globe, she had won numerous awards for her photos and writing skills.  Linda enjoyed reading, writing children stories and was currently working on a novel.  Her passion was photography, especially taking pictures of children and scenery.  Surviving are her husband of twenty years, Daniel A. Brown; son, Matthew A. Brown, and daughter, Bethany Kay Brown, both at home;  her mother, Doris Faulkner Stotts of Ontario; brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Denise Stotts of Houston, Texas; sister Mary Ann Stotts of Ontario; and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Stotts.  Funeral services will be held 10 a.m.  Saturday from Barkdull Funeral Home. The Reverend James F. Winkler of Ontario United  Methodist Church and Deacon Dennis Burkett will officiate with interment in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.   Memorial expressions may be made to the Arthur James Cancer Hospital.  Submitted by Sally.  [Mansfield News Journal:  08 January 2004]

Brown, Lorena

Brown, Louisa J.

Brown, Margaret

Brown, Margaret -- The body of Mrs. Margaret Brown of Bellville, who died last night at her home, was brought to this city this morning enroute to Ashland.  Mrs. Brown was well known in this city having made her home at Bellville for a number of years.  Parlysis was the cause of the death.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  21 April 1909]

Brown, Margaret D. (Bowden) -- Mrs. Margaret D. Brown, widow of the late Jacob R. Brown, died of apoplexy Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock at her home on South Main Street.  She had been ill for about four weeks but was well enough Friday morning that she sat up a short time.  She was born in Pennsylvania, May 30, 1827, and lacked but several days of being 70 years old.  Her maiden name was Margaret D. Bowden.  During her girlhood she removed with her parents to Ohio and settled in Medina County.  here she lived for a number of years.  Early in 1847 she was married to Jacob R. Brown.  To them were born 10 children of whom three sons and five daughters survive.  All live in this city and are:  J.W. Brown, Mrs. Henrietta Browning, Lowell T. Brown, Mrs. Emma a. Woods, George L. Brown, Mrs. Ella Lindsey, Mrs. Maud Ackerman and Miss Ida Claire Brown.  For some years after their marriage Mr. & Mrs. Brown resided in Medina County and came to Mansfield 28 years ago.  Mrs. Brown was a member of the Congregational church.  [Semi-Weekly News:  01 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 44]

Brown, Marilla M. (Myers) -- Mrs. V.P. Brown died Monday at 3:30 after a lingering illness with a complicated disease.  The funeral took place Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock from the family home west of Butler and services were conducted by Rev. D.L. Andrews at the M.P. church.  Interment was made in the Butler Cemetery.  Marilla M. Myers was born in Worthington Twp., Aug. 25, 1852.  She was married to V.P. Brown to whom four children were born, all of whom together with her husband survive her.  The children are Mrs. E.S. Gilmore, and Mrs. John Maxler, of Pittsburg, and Mrs. Wm. Price, and Clate Brown of Mansfield.  Also Mrs. H.M. Statler, of St. Louis, Mo., all of whom were present.  She also leaves a mother, Mrs. Ann Myers, six brothers and two sisters.  They are John W., of Canton, Allison, of Chicago Junction, Charles, of Newark, Francis, of Huntington, Ind., Chester, of Canton, and Thomas, of Mansfield, and Mrs. D.C. Severns, of Mansfield, and Mrs. F.E. Wise, of Butler.  They were all present but one brother, John W.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  08 June 1906, Vol. 14, No. 19]

Brown, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Brown, the mother of Messrs. J.E. Brown, Huntington Brown and Mrs. M.D. Harter, died today noon at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Harter in this city.  The cause of her death was paralysis, with which she had suffered for the past three weeks.  Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 8, 1819, at New Hartford, Oneida County, New York.  In 1843, immediately after her marriage to J.M. Brown, the deceased moved to North Bloomfield, Trumbull County, Ohio.  From there Mr. & Mrs. Brown moved with their family in 1855 to Massillon, where Mr. Brown died in 1867, and where Mrs. Brown lived until last spring, since which time she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Harter.  She leaves the three children named above and three are dead.  The funeral will take place on Thursday.  Services will be held at the Harter residence at 9:30 a.m., after which the remains will be taken to Massillon on the 10:40 a.m. train and the burial will take place immediately after the arrival at that city.  The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Davies, of the Episcopal church, and Rev. Reen, of St. Luke's Lutheran church.  Mrs. Brown was of the Presbyterian faith.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 September 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 16]

Brown, Mary Ann -- Miss Mary Brown, daughter of Mr. James Brown of Plymouth Tp., died on Sunday last.  A very large procession of friends and neighbors attended the funeral at Oakland Cemetery on Monday afternoon.  [Shelby Independent News:  13 July 1876, Vol. 8, No. 38]

Brown, Mary Ann -- Died, Miss Mary Ann Brown, on the 8th. inst., at the home of her aged father, Mr. James Brown, northwest of Shelby, after a painful and protracted sickness.  She was born at Hollyday's Cove, West Virginia, May 29, 1822, and removed in May, 1835, to the farm where she died.  Nearly her whole life was spent in the same neighborhood, endearing herself to all who knew her.  Her intelligence and her kindness fitted her to council others, but her earthly work is done.  The vacancy will long be felt, especially by her aged father.  She was a respected member of the Sharon Lodge of Grangers, many of whom were present and conducted the funeral service.  Dear Sister, "peacefully rest.".  - - W.W. A.   [Shelby Independent News:  13 July 1876, Vol. 8, No. 38]

Brown, Mary D. -- d. 9/28/1952;  bur. Greenlawn Cem. (Crestline);  wid/o A.E. Brown  [Mansfield News 10/1/1952]

Brown, Mary Gailey -- Mrs. Mary Gailey Brown died suddenly Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock at her home on Douglas avenue. Mrs. Brown had been in her usual health until Thursday at noon when she took suddenly ill with vomiting. She grew worse of Friday and did not recover her strength and death came. Mrs. Bown had just passed her 71st birthday one week before her death and never looked more hopefully on life than on that day. On the previous Sabbath she attended her Sabbath school class, and morning and evening worship, as her custom was in the united Presbyterian church, of which she was a life-long member. Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the Rev. Richard Gailey, who is so well known in this county. She was born in Madison, Westmoreland county, Pa., Oct. 14, 1840. In 1849 she came with her parents to Richland county and has always been a resident of the county since. She was married in 1868 to Col. Robert C. Brown. Her two children, Miss Helen Brown of the high school faculty, and Dr. Charles Gailey Brown, survive her. Mrs. Brown was a woman of well-trained mind and very refined tastes, having been graduated from Washington Female Seminary, a school of prominence in her day; and all her life being a lover of good reading. Her sympathies were broad enough to include all the needy and she was always a friend to them. She had the old-fashioned sense of honor that despised shams of every kind, and she was a woman of devout piety. Funeral service at the family residence Tuesday at 1 o'clock. conducted by the Rev. Huber Ferguson, pastor of the United Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Lexington cemetery. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [Mansfield News: 22 October 1911]

Brown, Mertie -- The sympathy of the community is with Mr. & Mrs. George H. Brown in the loss of their daughter, Mertie, by diphtheria. The child struggled against the fatal disease with the courage of a grown person, and was gentle and patient throughout her severe illness. Her loss is irreparable both to her mourning parents and all who knew her. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 18 December 1884, Vol. 35, No. 5]

Brown, Mertie -- DIED -- In Mansfield, Dec. 13th., Myrtie E., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Geo. H. Brown, aged 11 years. Myrtle died after an heroic struggle of two weeks with dread disease that has brought sorrow to so many families in Mansfield during the past two years -- diphtheria. During all the time of her suffering she exhibited a degree of patience and an intelligent endeavor to aid herself in her battle for life that was far beyond her years, and while there is no earthly comfort to the bereaved hearts of the parents, they may draw some consolation from the fact that their little one was of such a lovely, orderly and painstaking a disposition as to endear herself to a large circle of friends, among old as well as young, and that she is mourned by all who knew her. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of the community and also its prayers for the recovery of their little boy and only remaining child, who is sick with the same disease. -- [MANSFIELD HERALD: 01 January 1885, Vol. 35, No. 7]

Brown, Minnie -- bur. 2/26/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  7m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Brown, Mrs. -- DIED, Mrs. Brown, mother of Mrs. W.H. Dise, at the residence of her daughter, 73 East Fourth Street, Aug. 13, at 1 a.m.  Funeral service by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles at the home, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  18 August 1887, Vol. 3, No. 38]

Brown, Mrs. David -- Monday.  Mrs. David Brown, aged 39 years and 4 months, died at the home of her husband, 5 miles north of the city, at 10 o'clock last night, of typhoid fever.  The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from the house.  Service will also be held at Dunkard church, north of the city, at 12 o'clock.  Rev. Murray, of Ashland, will preach the funeral sermon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 18]

Brown, Mrs. George L. (nee Davis) -- Mrs. George L. Brown, whose death was announced last week was the daughter of Henry P. Davis and Louisa F. Davis.  She was born July 13th., 1854, in Mansfield, and was educated in the public schools of this city.  At eighteen she united with the Baptist Church, and remained a member until her death, which took place at 12 o'clock Tuesday night.  On the 28th. of June, 1882, she was married to Mr. George L. Brown.  She leaves two children, Margaretta Louisa, aged 18 months, and Benjamin Burke, an infant but six weeks old.  Her funeral will take place from the residence of her parents, No. 5, South Mulberry Street, this afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Rev. Frank Russell will officiate at the obsequies.  Mrs. Brown's death has cast a deep gloom over the household of which she was a member.  She was loved and esteemed by all who knew her.  It may be truly said of her that she was fond and dutiful as a daughter, and loving and faithful as a wife.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  14 May 1885, Vol. 35, No. 26]

Brown, Mrs. George W. -- Thursday.  Mrs. Geo. W. Brown, of this city, died one day last week at the Toledo Asylum for the Insane.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 5]

Brown, Mrs. Frank -- Saturday.  Mrs. Frank Brown, aged 25 years, died at the residence of her husband on Buckingham Street, in Johns Addition, Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock.  The remains will be taken to Ashland, Tuesday, on the noon train for interment.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 May 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 51]

Brown, Mrs. J.R. -- Bellville.  Dr. C.H. Woods attended the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. J.R. Brown, at Mansfield, last Monday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  08 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 46]

Brown, Mrs. John -- Shelby.  Mrs. John Brown was buried last Friday from her late home.  [Semi-Weekly News:  29 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 102]

Brown, Mrs. Jonas Sr. -- Jackson Twp.  Mrs. Jonas Brown, Sr., died Thursday at the home of her son-in-law, W.A. Kline.  Burial at the Dunkard church, Saturday.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  03 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 47]

Brown, Mrs. R. -- Mrs. R. Brown, mother of Wm. and Col. R.C. Brown, of Lexington, died at the residence of Col. R.C. Brown on Tuesday, July 5th. at 11 o'clock a.m., aged 94 years.  The funeral will take place Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m.  Mrs. Brown was one of the pioneers of Richland County having lived here over half a century.  She was loved and respected by all who knew her.  --  [Bellville Star:  07 July 1887, Vol. 10, No. 41]

Brown, Nellie -- The remains of Miss Nellie Brown, accompanied by her father, G.W. Brown, were brought here from Ft. Wayne, Ind., for burial Tuesday.  She has been an invalid all her life and lived to be 23 years old.  Mrs. Gus Cameron and Mrs. Flora Coman, of Mansfield, and Hill Sargeant, aunts and uncle of the deceased were in attendance at the burial in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  17 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 8]

Brown, Robert -- d. 7/4/1869 at Richland Co.;  80y, 6m;  b. Ireland;  farmer;  white;  cause:  fever;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brown, Robert Carson -- Col. Robert Carson Brown died suddenly at his home, No. 169 Marion Avenue, at 7:20 o'clock this morning.  Col. Brown had an attack of illness last summer, since which time he has been gradually failing in health.  Sunday he was seized with paralysis and for 36 hours prior to his death, he was unconscious.  Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and the interment will occur at Lexington.  R.C. Brown was born in Brooke County, Virginia, Nov. 13, 1834.  In October, 1835, his parents returned to the farm in Washington Township, Richland County, O., whence they had moved to Virginia seven years before and where until a few years ago the subject of this sketch resided.  After a preparatory education he entered Franklin College and graduated in 1860.  He enlisted as a private soldier in the 15th. O.V.I., April 22, 1851, and served in western Virginia until mustered out.  The same autumn he assisted in recruiting Co. C., 64th. O.V.I. and when the regiment was organized he was mustered in as captain and commanded Co. C in the various battles in which the regiment was engaged, including the battle of Stone River, after which he received a commission as lieutenant colonel.  Holding that rank he served with the regiment in the battles of Chickamauga, Mission Ridge and Rocky Face Ridge, at which Col. McIlvaine was killed May 9, 1864, he was commissioned colonel;  he commanded the regiment in the various skirmishes intervening besides the battles of Resaca, Adairsville, Dallas, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Lovejoy, Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville;  except at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain (when he was in hospital), he was with the regiment in all its engagements and on all of its marches;  was discharged from the service of the United States Feb. 23, 1865, at Huntsville, Ala., by reason of expiration of term of service.  In company with Maj. S.L. Coulter he then rented a cotton plantation near Mooresville, Ala., where he remained during the years of 1865 and 1866;  he then returned to Richland County, Ohio.  Was married, Sept. 22, 1868, to Mary E. Galley, a native of Westmoreland County, Penn., and has two children -- Helen T. and Charles G.  Col. Brown removed to this city some years ago and during the administration of President Harrison he was appointed a deputy collector of internal revenue, an appointment again conferred upon him during the present administration, and which he held at the time of his death.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  17 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 51]

Brown, Rosetta -- d. 4/17/1870 at Jackson Twp., inflammation;  14d;  b. Jackson Twp.;  res. Jackson Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brown, Sylvester

Brown, Thomas

Brown, Thomas -- Lexington.  The venerable Thomas Brown died at 2 o'clock a.m., Dec. 6, and his obsequies occurred at 2 o'clock Wednesday, the Rev. Mr. Thompson officiating.  He was born in New Jersey in Jan., 1820, and with his parents came here from Knox County in 1825, in which early era there were but 13 families here and nearly all this region was in the rude and sublime beauty of nature.  His wife, who was born here was a daughter of Jacob Cook, who reared a tavern in the deep fastnesses of the forest here in 1816.  Mr. Brown's wife and daughter, the wife of the Hon. D.K. Andrews, of Hayesville, survive him.  He was a member of the Congregational Church.  He acquired a competency by his industry and intelligent methods and he left the richer legacy of an honored and unsullied name.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 98]

Brown, Thomas B. -- Butler.  Thomas B. Brown, a former citizen of Butler, died at the infirmary at Mansfield, August 29th., from lung and stomach trouble.  The remains were brought to Butler Sunday, and the funeral occurred Monday morning at 10 o'clock.  Interment at the Four Corners cemetery.  The deceased was 3 years, 9 months and 10 days old.  [Bellville Messenger:  04 September 1903, Vol. XI, No. 35]

Brown, V.P. -- V.P. Brown died Friday evening of last week in a hospital at Chicago after an illness of seven months with cancer of the liver and bowels.  He was born in Knox county in 1849.  The remains were brought here Monday morning and taken to the undertaking rooms.  The K. of P. lodge had charge of the funeral, which took place at the M.P. church.  Rev. J.W. Cleland, assisted by Rev. Mr. Obee, officiated at the services.  Mr. Brown's wife preceded him in death 15 years.  Mr. Brown was a resident of Butler during his married life, but spent the past 14 years among his children.  He leaves five children -- Mrs. O. F. Lunn of Toledo;  Mrs. Ed Gilmore of Chicago;  Mrs. Lew Maxler of New Castle, Pa.;  Clayton of El Paso, Texas;  and Mrs. Will Price of Newark.  Also there were 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The father of Mr. Brown died a year ago at his home in Iowa at the advanced age of over 90 years.  The children were all present at Mr. Brown's funeral but the son, Clayton.  Those from a distance were:  O.A. Myers and wife of Willard;  T.B. Myers and daughter Mrs. Harvey Berlo of Mansfield.  Interment was in Butler cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  08 April 1921, Vol. 2, No. 17]

Brown, Wilhelm -- bur. 2/20/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  5y, 10m  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Brown, William -- Wm. Brown, formerly employed at the tannery of W.B. Carpenter, in this city, was killed recently at Gilbert's Mills, Oswego County, New York, while felling a tree.  He leaves a wife and daughter.  [Mansfield Herald:  11 February 1886]

Brown, William Ledlie -- Lexington.  Wm. Brown, another old resident and pioneer of Washington Township, and one of her best citizens, died on Tuesday night and was interred on Friday.  His son Morris and their house-keeper are down very low, but with good care it is thought they will soon recover.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 January 1892]

Brown, William Ledlie -- William Ledlie Brown died at his late residence in Washington Township, Richland County, Ohio, on Jan. 19th., aged 69 years, 10 months and 19 days.  He was born in a log cabin Feb. 28, 1822, about one mile north of where he died, on lands entered by his father, Robert Brown, in 1818.  He was the son of pioneer parents and received the education common to pioneer times.  His early manhood was spent clearing and developing the heavily timbered farms upon which his father had settled.  In March, 1850, he married Elizabeth Richie, of the same township, who died in May, 1870, and whose death he never ceased to mourn.  He was the father of nine children, seven of whom are living and all were at his bedside, except one son in Kansas and one son at home, who was too ill to leave his bed.  The deceased had been a member of the Presbyterian church in Lexington for upwards of forty years;  was a man of quiet life, industrious habits and humble, absolute faith.  He had acquired a competence of this world's goods, and until a few days before his death had fair prospects of a green old age.  He belonged to a family somewhat remarkable for longevity, his father being upwards of 80 years of age at his death, his mother dying at age of 94th. and an aunt recently dying in Philadelphia in her 98th. year.  His last illness was of the nature of la grippe, the immediate cause of death being congestion of the lungs.  Deceased had for many years been a subscriber to and reader of the SHIELD AND BANNER.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 January 1892]

Brown, William H. -- Mr. William H. Brown, a veteran of the civil war, a man of strong Christian character, passed to his reward at an early hour Sunday morning, June 6th., 1915, after a sickness lasting some months.  He was born in Greenfield Township, Huron County, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1841, and on Jan. 1 last passed the seventy-fourth milestone in life's journey.  At the age of five years he was left an orphan.  At the breaking out of the civil war he enlisted and served while the war lasted, being honorably discharged at the close of the war.  He was wounded at Allegheny Mountain in Virginia, captured and held in Richmond hospital for sixty days.  He was a member of Plymouth Post G.A.R., and was a brother beloved by all his comrades.  March 15, 1866, he was married to Mary E. Crawford, to whom two children were born, one dying in infancy.  He was married again March 11, 1903 to Mrs. Martha J. Parsel, with whom he has lived most happily the past twelve years.  Mr. Brown was a faithful and consistent Christian, for years a member of the official board of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he has been a faithful member since 1878.  He was a man of beautiful character, kindly and peaceful in spirit, and quiet and even-tempered in demeanor.  Besides his widow, a son and two grandchildren, he leaves an aged brother who resides in Illinois.  <<scripture omitted>> The funeral service was held at the home Tuesday afternoon, June 8, conducted by Rev. Chas. F. Mott, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, and the burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, the body being preceded to its last resting place by the local G.A.R. in autos, of which he was a member.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser: 12 June 1915, Vol. 62, No. 29] 

Brown, William M.  -- William M. Brown is well known in this city as he was formerly a clerk at the St. James Hotel.  He died at Oxford, O., Friday morning.  His disease was dropsy of the heart.  The deceased was 43 years of age.  He was very popular with his acquaintances.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  28 July 1887, Vol. 3, No. 35]

Browneller, Samuel -- bur. 3/1879 at Mansfield Cem., accidental;  82y  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Browneller, Samuel -- Samuel Browneller, an old pioneer resident of Richland County, residing about three miles north of Mansfield, aged about 80 years, fell from a wagon six weeks ago, injuring himself severely about the head.  He suffered from this accident continually since its occurrence, and on Monday evening death resulted from the injuries.  Mr. Browneller was known and respected by many.  [Ohio Liberal:  05 March 1879]

Browneller, Samuel A. -- d. 9/1885, paralysis;  32y, 9m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Browneller, Samuel A. -- Among the Mansfield visitors to the Shelby Fair on Thursday was Samuel A. Browneller, a saloonkeeper, whose residence and place of business is at 126½ North Main Street.  Browneller has been suffering for the past two years with a complication of rheumatism, lung troubles and other diseases.  The morning of his death he was apparently in his usual health, and was around among his neighbors as usual.  He went to Shelby on the 10:15 train on the B.&O. to attend the fair.  At about 1 o'clock in the afternoon he went to the lunch counter on the fairgrounds to get his lunch.  While standing at the counter, sipping a cup of coffee with a spoon, he fell down unconscious.  He was at once removed to a room where he could be cared for, and a physician summoned, but nothing could be done, and in about twenty minutes he died.  The funeral took place from his late residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  [Mansfield Herald:  24 September 1885, Vol. 35, No. 45]

Browning, Sarah W. -- Died at Malta.  Word has been received of the death of Miss Sarah W. Browning, sister of J.W. Browning, of this city, at her home in Malta, Wednesday.  [Mansfield News:  10 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 60]

Brubach, C. Fred - Fred Brubach, 85, Stricken - C. Fred Brubach, 85, of 437 Edgewood Rd., died this morning in Mansfield General Hospital following a two-week illness. Mr. Brubach was born Nov. 4, 1883 in Pittsburgh,, Pa., and lived in Mansfield most of his life. He was a retired partner of the Brubach Brothers Meat Market and was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ and the Retmen's Club. Survivors are one grand-daughter and one grandson; step daughter, Mrs. Elmer Hamaker of Mansfield, four sisters, Mrs. Clarence Fisher of Mansfield, and Mrs. George Wolf, Mrs. George Mitchell and Mrs. Earl Lutz, all of San Diego, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Harold L. Konz. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting Saturday evening. Submitted by Suzie. [The Mansfield News Journal: 5 September 1969]

Brubach, Frances Pearl -- Mrs. Frances Pearl Brubach, 67, wife of George M. Brubach, 128 Boughton Ave., died this morning at People's Hospital following an extended illness.  Born Sept. 16, 1889 in Mansfield, she spent her entire life here, and was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church. Surviving are her husband, George M.; one daughter, Mrs. Jane A. Gross; two sons, Frederick L. and William E. Brubach; six grandchildren and an aunt, Miss Callie Mengert, all of Mansfield. The body was removed to Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m., in charge of her pastor, Rev. John C. Melchert. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting Saturday evening. Submitted by Suzie. [Mansfield News Journal: 10 May 1957]

Brubach, Frederick L., Sr. -- Mansfield - Frederick L. Brubach Sr., 62, of 604 Ceylon Court, Chateau Village, Bradenton, Fla., died Monday afternoon in the Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. He was born Jan. 29,1919, in Mansfield and lived here most of his life. Mr. Brubach was a retired co-owner and operator of the Brubach Brothers Meat Market. He and his brother were the third generation of the family to operate the meat market. He served in World War II with the U. S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Brubach, two sons, Michael and Frederick L. Jr., both of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Patricia) Stimpert of Ashland, and Mrs. Duane (Kay) Utiss of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren; one brother, William of Mansfield; one sister, Mrs. Jane Russell of Mansfield. Arrangements are incomplete at the Wappner Funeral Home. Submitted by Suzie. [Mansfield News Journal: 24 November 1981]

Brubach, George M. -- George Brubach, Retired Meat Dealer, Succumbs - George M. Brubach, 74, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at his home, 128 Boughton Ave. Mr. Brubach was born Oct. 24, 1886 in Pennsylvania, but spent the greater part of his life in Mansfield. He was a retired member of the Fred Brubach and Sons Meat Dealers, 185 North Main St. Mr. Brubach retired after 50 years in the meat business. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and Mansfield Nest, Order of Owls. Surviving are two sons, Fred L. Brubach, of 1028 Woodland Rd., and William E. Brubach, 232 Helen Ave., who now operate the Brubach Brothers Meat Market; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Russell, of 119 Boughton Ave., six grandchildren; two brothers, C. Fred Brubach, 437 Edgewood Rd. and Jacob Brubach, 282 Sheridan Ave., four sisters, Mrs. Clarence Fisher of 556 Beechwood Dr., Mrs. Earl Lutz, Mrs. George Wolf and Mrs. George Mitchell, all of San Diego, Calif. The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. by his pastor the Rev. Harold L. Konz. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening. Submitted by Suzie. [Mansfield News Journal: 15 May 1961]

Brubach, Jacob H.

Brubach, William E. -- Mansfield - William E. Brubach, 61, of 1030 Devonwood Road died at home Thursday afternoon. He was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Mansfield and lived here all his life. Mr. Brubach was former co-owner and operator of the Brubach Bros. Meat Market and at the time of his death was supervisor for the Ohio Department of Agriculture. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Esther Brubach, one daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Susan) Mulherin of Mansfield, one son, Dennis Grassel of Bellville, two grandchildren, and one sister, Jane Russell of Mansfield. Private graveside services were to be held today at 3 p.m. in the Mansfield Cemetery by Dr. Waive O. Boyd. There were no calling hours at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Submitted by Suzie. {Mansfield News Journal: 15 October 1982]

Brubaker, Ann (Burger) -- Mrs. Ann Brubaker, relict of the late John Brubaker, died at midnight at the home of her son, John, three miles east of the city.  The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Emanuel Church, east of the city, Rev. H.L. Wiles, officiating.  Ann Burger was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, June 3, 1809, and was therefore in her 99th. year.  March 16th., 1833 she was married to John Brubaker and the couple lived happily together until four years ago when he died at the old homestead east of the city.  In 1837 Mr. and Mrs. Brubaker with their two children emigrated to Ohio, coming the entire way by wagon, and settled in Knox County.  In 1857 they came to Richland County, where they have lived ever since.  Mrs. Brubaker leaves six children, Daniel Brubaker, at Buchanan, W. Va., Samuel and Luther Brubaker, at Wheeling, Mrs. Orem, at Indianapolis, John Brubaker and Mrs. Sadie Littler of this city.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 46]

Brubaker, Ann (Burger) -- Saturday.  The funeral of the late Mrs. Ann Brubaker which took place yesterday at Emanuel Church east of the city, was largely attended, Rev. H.L. Wiles, officiated.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 47]

Brubaker, Bergetta (Shearer) -- SHELBY. Funeral services for Mrs. Bergetta Brubaker, 81, widow of Fred Brubaker, will be held at the Barkdull funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. D. Bruce Young, pastor of the First Lutheran church. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Brubaker died at Memorial hospital Saturday night after an illness of three years. Born on June 27, 1864 near Shelby, Mrs. Brubaker was a lifelong resident of Richland county. She was a member of Lutheran church, Hazel Grove Community Ladies' Aid and Half-Holiday club. One son, Roy of Shelby, survives. Submitted by Denise. [Mansfield News Journal: 13 January 1947]

Brubaker, Christina -- d. 5/7/1872 at Sharon Twp.;  73y, 11m, 1d;  widowed;  white;  cause = cancer;  res. Sharon Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths] *place of birth is hard to decipher - could read Ohio, could read Pa. for Pennsylvania.

Brubaker, Elizabeth -- The body of Mrs. Elizabeth Brubaker, who died last Thursday, arrived here Saturday afternoon from Lebanon, Tennessee, on the 1:39 train on the Nypano and was transferred to the P., Ft. W. & C. to be taken to Loudonville (OH).  The remains will be interred in the burial grounds of the old McFall church between Loudonville and Perrysville.  The deceased was 85 years of age, was well known here, being an aunt of Capt. J.P. Rummel.  Mr. L.L. Bowers, a son-in-law, accompanied the corpse from Tennessee.  [Mansfield Herald:  20 May 1886]

Brubaker, Elizabeth -- Saturday -- Mrs. Elizabeth Brubaker, widow of the late Jacob Brubaker, died at her home four miles southwest of Butler, Mar. 25. She leaves a family of eight children, and was 67 years of age. She was buried at Ankenytown Cemetery Friday. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 04 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 47]

Brubaker, Jacob -- Died.  On Wednesday March 30th., 1870, Mr. JACOB BRUBAKER, aged 80 years, 3 months and 11 days.  Mr. Brubaker was among the oldest of our citizens, and has resided in this township for many years.  He cut down the first tree upon what is now the public square in the City of Mansfield, and subsequently hewed out of the forest in Sharon township, his fortune -- clearing up one of the best farms in the Township.  His wife is still living at an advanced age.  [Shelby Independent News:  14 April 1870, Vol. 2, No. 24]

Brubaker, Jacob -- d. 3/30/1870 at Sharon Twp.;  80y, 3m, 12d;  b. Pennsylvania;  farmer;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brubaker, John -- John Brubaker, an old and esteemed citizen of Mifflin Township, residing at Kohler's mill, died at his residence last Sunday morning, aged nearly 90 years.  some three or four years ago Mr. Brubaker had a paralytic stroke, which confined him to his residence the greater part of the time since.  He was one of the early pioneers of our county, and was respected by all who knew him.  His remains were interred in the Landis graveyard yesterday forenoon.  [Ohio Liberal:  12 June 1878]

Brubaker, John Sr. -- John Brubaker Sr., of whose lingering illness former mention has been made, died at hi home in Mifflin Twp. at the advanced age of 81 years, and was buried at the Emanuel Church Cemetery on the 29th. ult.  The funeral is being largely attended.  Mr. Brubaker was a man highly honored by all, and like a ripe shock of corn, has been gathered into the garner above.   [Ohio Liberal:  07 May 1884]

Brubaker, Mary A.

Brubaker, Mrs. Harrison. - Mrs. Harrison Brubaker died yesterday at her home in Shelby, death being due to heart failure.  Mrs. Brubaker had been bedfast for the past month as a result of a broken hip, which she had sustained in a fall, and the shock of the accident was more than she was able to stand.  She was 72 years of age and had resided in the Shelby community all her life, having been born in Franklin Township.  She is survived by three sons, Bert, Harry and James Brubaker, of Shelby, four brothers, George, Samuel and James Lantz, of Franklin Township, and John Lantz, of Mansfield, and a sister, Mrs. Jacob Pifer, of Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family home in Shelby.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News; Mansfield, Ohio:  Wednesday, January 5, 1921]

Brubaker, Mrs. Jacob -- The widow of Jacob Brubaker, Sr., died several weeks ago.  We have no data from which to make a more extended notice, none having been handed us for publication.  [Shelby Independent News:  23 May 1872, Vol. 4, No. 30]

Brucato, Devena -- Mrs. Devena, aged 84 years, died July 10 at her home, 268 North Main street.  Funeral Thursday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Peter’s Catholic church.  Burial in Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Sally.  [Mansfield News:  10 July 1928, p. 15]

Bruce, Vincent E. -- Death has again invaded the ranks of Co. M and has borne away another comrade who served amid the vicissitudes of Cuba, only to come home and die.  This is the seventh death in Co. M.  At 5:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister, Miss Zina Bruce, at 26 S. Walnut Street, Vincent E. Bruce, one of the youngest members of Co. M, passed away, after having had all the care and attention that loving hearts and willing hands could give.  He was one of the recruits to Co. M, was mustered in June 15 last and left the next day for Camp Alger.  He was not ill in Cuba except for bowel complaint which was prevalent among the troops.  Faithful and well he served with his company, but on the trip from Cuba to Montauk Point, on the transport Mohawk, he took sick and was quite ill at Camp Wikoff.  He became enough better, however, to come home and arrived here Sept. 5.  Disease had fastened itself upon him, however, and he gradually became worse until death came.  The cause of his demise was typhoid malaria, together with pneumonia which set in.  Vincent E. Bruce was only 16 years, 10 months and 2 days old.  He was born at Millersburg, was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Eli Bruce.  He was the youngest son of a family of 14 children and was the only boy.  His father died 12 years ago and his mother four years ago.  He has been a resident of Mansfield for about two years and made his home with his sister, Miss Zina Bruce, on South Walnut Street, where he died.  He has eight sisters living.  They are Miss Zina Bruce, of this city, Mrs. Charles Chambers, of Frankfort, Ind., Mrs. Walter Van Meter, of Wooster, Mrs. James DeMiller, Mrs. A.F. Childs and Mrs. Truman Smith, of Crestline;  Mrs. S.H. Murry and Mrs. Theodore McClaran, of Paint Valley.  The funeral services conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, will take place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Lutheran church.  The pall-bearers will be composed of comrades of Co. M.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  27 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 80]

Bruce, William H. -- William H. Bruce was born near Harrisburg, Pa., November 18th., 1837, and died August 7th., 1873, aged 35 years, 8 months and 20 days. He was for some eight or ten years a citizen of Shelby, for sometime engaged in business. When the second three months call was issued, he enlisted in the 84th. Regiment O.V.I., and as a first-class soldier served his time; after which he re-enlisted in the three years service 120th. Regiment, O.V.I. Was with his Regiment at Young's Point, Louisiana, where disease for a time disabled him for duty. Met his Regiment before Vicksburg, engaged in the fearful contest until the City fell into the hands of the Union army. Disease again so prostrated him as to necessitate his discharge from the service, which was honorably given on account of disability. When the call was issued for the 100 days service, with health comparatively regained, he was among the first to answer said call, and served his time. As a soldier, he was beloved by his comrades, usually cheerful, looking at the bright side of life as he passed through the varied and trying scenes of his years. The same was true of him as a citizen and friend. So that in his last illness he was for a long time hopeful of his recovery. But when the certain fatality of his disease developed itself, he without a murmur, with fortitude and resignation submitted to that one event which awaits sooner or later all the living. His funeral was conducted, as he requested, with religious services at his home, and the attendance of the I.O.O.F. of which he was a member, and the Grand Army. His mortal remains were consigned to their earthly rest in Oakland Cemetery, with the burial services of the above named Order, and with the honors of war. The funeral procession was one of the largest ever seen here. He leaves his youthful companion, and three interesting little girls, together with many relatives and friends to lament his early departure from the active scenes of this busy world. There is one more grave of Shelby's soldier heroes, where at to linger with affections tear, and whereon to cast memory's floral wreath; beautiful and appropriate emblem of the immortality of the redeemed of the Lord. -- N.H.L. [Shelby Independent News: 14 August 1873, Vol. 5, No. 42]

Brucker, Ferdinand -- F. Brucker, whose serious illness has been noted in these columns before, died yesterday afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 49]

Brucker, Ferdinand -- Saturday.  Ferdinand Brucker, mention of whose death is made in another part of this paper, was the father of Lewis Brucker, of this city, and was one of the foremost citizens of Shelby.  The deceased was born in Germany in which country he received a fine education.  He came to Shelby about fifteen years ago and has always been considered one of the most learned men in that place.  His sons are all professional men of rare intellectual attainments.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 49]

Brucker, Margueretta -- The remains of Mrs. Margueretta Brucker, of whose death Wednesday night, at her home in Burt, Mich., mention was made in Thursday's Shield, will arrive here this afternoon at 3:40 over the Pennsylvania railroad, and accompanied by her son, Judge Lewis Brucker, of this city, and other relatives, will be taken over the Mansfield and Shelby electric line to Shelby and to the home of Francis Brucker, a son of the deceased, where the funeral services, conducted by the Rev. E.M. Page, of the Presbyterian church, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  Interment in the Shelby cemetery.  Quite a number of relatives and friends from this city will be in attendance at the funeral.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  05 May 1905, Vol. 13, No. 14]

Brumbaugh, Henry -- d. 4/1885, heart disease;  55y, 18d;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Brumbaugh, Henry

Brumbaugh, Henry N. -- Henry N. Brumbaugh was born in Pennsylvania, April 9, 1831;  was married to Miss Harriet Jane Banks, November 18, 1854.  The family came to Mansfield a year ago last April, the larger part of which time Mr. B. had been confined to the house from heart disease.  He died April 27, and was buried from the house the following afternoon at 3 o'clock.  He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters, the oldest being the wife of Mr. Charles Super.  Mr. B. united with the M.E. Church several months since, and died in full assurance of immortality through Christ.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  07 May 1885, Vol. 35, No. 25]

Brumenschenkel, Elizabeth - Mrs. Brumenschenkel Dies At Home Today - Widow Of Late Resident Of County Succumbs - Mrs. Elizabeth Brumenschenkel, age 38 years, widow of the late John Brumenschenkel, passed away Wednesday morning at her home one mile north of this city on the Bowman street road, following a lingering illness. She was born April 13, 1893 in Hungary, and came to this country locating in Mansfield 21 years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Esther Dorn, Marie and Albert Brumenschenkel, and one son, Albert Brumenschenkel, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Susanna Hallabrin of Mansfield, four brothers Michael and Martin Hallabrin of this city, Karl and Jacob Hallabrin of Detroit, and one sister, Mrs. John Pfeiffer of Crestline. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Apostolic Christian church in charge of Elder Daniel Simon, and burial will be made in the Mansfield cemetery in charge of the Wappner funeral directors. Friends are requested to omit flowers.  [no source provided]

Brumenschenkel, Joseph, Sr. -- Joseph Brumenschenkel, Sr., who underwent an operation for a severe case of strangulated hernia on Monday evening, died at the Emergency hospital Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock.  He rallied somewhat after the operation but was unconscious a great part of the time until his death.  The deceased was nearly 72 years of age, having been born in Austro Hungary, April 15, 1836.  He came to this country in May, 1882, and has resided nearly all of the time since, having lived for a short time on a farm 6 miles north of the city.  He had been in comparatively good health until Monday evening when he became suddenly ill.  He is survived by three sons, John and Joseph of this city and Sigmund, residing in Wisconsin.  The body was taken from the hospital to the home of his son, Joseph, 580 Marion avenue.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News:  Wednesday, December 18, 1907]
 

Brumfield, Margaret J. (Wise) -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Margaret J. Brumfield, aged 52, died at her residence on Hanna Street, last night of kidney trouble.  Although she has been ailing for some time, her demise was rather sudden and unexpected.  The funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock from the residence of her son, Charles, 152 West Third Street.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 17
 

Brumfield, Margaret J. (Wise) -- Mrs. Margaret Wise Brumfield, the beloved wife of Thomas D. Brumfield, was born in the city in March, 1839, and died in September, 1891, aged 52 years and 6 months.  She was the youngest daughter of Jacob Wise, of this city, deceased, and sister of George C. Wise and Mrs. W.L. Beatty, of this city, and Mrs. Kate O'Donnell, of Milwaukee.  Her last illness was very brief, but her sufferings were great and were borne with Christian patience and fortitude.  She met the messenger of death without fear;  longing to live for the sake of her husband and sons, to whom her life was devoted, she nevertheless expressed her readiness to go, confident that she was going to be with Christ.  She was a worthy member of the First Congregational church of this city.  She needs no eulogy.  She rests from her labors and her works do follow her.  Intelligent, amiable, loving and true in her character, she leaves many who mourn her loss, many who cherish the memory of her life as sweet and blessed.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 18]

Brunn, Bruce W. -- Mansfield. Investigation into the cause of death of 22-year old Bruce W. Brunn, 471 Rembrandt St., whose body was found in his auto at the Pleasant Hill boat deck Tuesday afternoon, was continuing today under the direction of Richland County coroner, Dr. D.C. Lavender.  FOUND AT 4 P.M.  -- the young man's lifeless body was found by Frank Sally, boat concession owner shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday when Sally became curious about the car which had been parked several hours at the dock.   Sally said he saw the 1957 model car pull into the dock and park between 10 and 10:30 a.m. and noticed the car still parked there at 12:30 p.m.   Brunn's body, according to deputies, was found on the front seat and the ignition turned to the locked position which permitted the radio to operate. The engine of the car was not running, deputies said.  MANSFIELD NATIVE  -- Brunn was born in Mansfield on Nov. 17, 1935, was graduated from Senior High in the class of 1953 and was employed as a carpenter for Stanley Wilging.   He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam F. Brunn; two sisters, Geraldine and Patricia, at home; and his grandparents, Mrs. Daniel Simon of Phoenix, Ariz. and Fred Brunn Sr., of Mansfield.  Private funeral services will be conducted from the Wappner Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Friday by the Apostolic Christian Church, Middle-Bellville R. burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.   Friends may call at the funeral home, starting tonight.  Submitted by anonymous. [Mansfield News Journal 19 March 1958]

Brunn, Christina -- 79, d:  9/22/1957 at home (Glessner Ave., Mansfield):  b:  9/2/1878 at Yugoslavia;  w/o Fred  [MNJ 9/23/1957]

Brunner, Henry G. -- FRIENDS PAY RESPECTS TO H.G. BRUNNER -- More than 450 business associates, civic leaders and long-time friends of Henry G. Brunner, including a number from out of town, paid final tribute to the retired bank president and former political leader during services Saturday afternoon at the Wappner Funeral Home.  The Rev. John R. Long, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of which Mr. Brunner had been a lifelong member, conducted the rites and read favorite passages from the Scripture.  Mr. Brunner had led an active and vigorous life but in death he sought simplicity and at his expressed wishes there was no eulogy nor was the casket opened. Hundreds of beautiful floral tributes lined the rooms of the funeral home.  The Rev. Long concluded the rites with verses from John, the Gospel: "Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you."  Following the brief services interment was made in the family plot at Mansfield Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were associates of Mr. Brunner at First National Bank.    Among those attending were former Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Carl V. Weygandt; Donald W. Frease, former president of Empire Steel Corp., now a resident of Dover; and several members of the Ohio Bankers Assn., including John Woodburn, treasurer of Cleveland Trust Co.  (Excerpted from the Mansfield News-Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, January 4-6, 1963. Transcribed by Janis Garcia of Fredericktown, Ohio, in honor of Mr. Brunner's niece, Mrs. Margaret Borchardt.)  Submitted by Janis.

Brunner, Henry G. -- HENRY G. BRUNNER, BUSINESS, CIVIC LEADER, DIES AT 78 -- Henry G. Brunner, one of Mansfield's best-known, most highly respected citizens, died last night at his home, 758 Betner Dr. He was 78.  Death came less than six months after he announced his decision to retire as president of the First National Bank because of failing health.  A robust man all his life, he had developed a heart and circulatory ailment a few years ago which curtailed his activities and in recent months his condition gradually worsened. He had, however, continued his affiliation with the bank as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the executive committee.  His passing brought sadness to the hearts of many people in all walks of life, for he was truly "Mr. Mansfield", a title bestowed on him by business associates, friends and acquaintances down through the years.  Mr. Brunner's life as a hometown boy who made good in his own surroundings was part of a fast-passing scene of success stories of those who "pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps", a phrase he often used when referring to a man who had made a success in his chosen field without benefit of extensive formal education.  From childhood throughout his various endeavors in business, politics and the financial world, he had remained simply "Heinie" Brunner to his host of friends and acquaintances whom he never forgot, no matter what their stations in life.  An example of his kindness was seen by those in the bank one day when a little, black-kerchiefed German lady, evidently a new arrival in this country, came into the bank accompanied by a younger man, to put her savings into the bank.  After asking to see Mr. Brunner, they waited patiently in the lobby for the bank president, who extended the same hospitality to the two as he would have to the presidents of the United States with whom he had shaken hands and chatted.  Finding she was unable to speak English, Mr. Brunner bent down and, in soft tones, spoke "Dutch", as he called it, to her.  Immediately, her eyes lit up and smiling happily, she accompanied him back to his desk to arrange her affairs.  It was this humble quality, mixed with an ample share of good-naturedness that had made him one of the most respected men in the city since the turn of the century.  Coming from hard-working but modest German parentage, Mr. Brunner knew early in life what it was to earn his own way. While enrolled at old Bushnell school, he arose shortly after 4 a.m. every morning to carry his paper route. In the seventh grade, his family's financial status was such that he quit school to take a job as clerk at the H.L. Reed Co. at $2 per week. Two years later he decided to learn the molder's trade and got a job at Humphryes Manufacturing Co. But the urge to get a surer hold on the future prompted him to leave the factory and at 18 he entered the U.S. mail service between Pittsburgh and Chicago. He served at this job for eight years.  At 26, his innate business sense asserted itself and prompted him to purchase the Alois Kessler Insurance Agency. This step, taken in 1910, probably was the foundation on which Mr. Brunner built his career. Two years later he bought an interest in the Mansfield Shield, a morning daily Democratic newspaper, became the paper's advertising manager and later manager and stayed with it until 1919 when the Shield merged with the old Mansfield News.  Finding he liked newspaper work, Mr. Brunner bought an interest in the Mansfield Journal in 1924. The Journal was then a new paper and he was manager. He continued as such until 1926 when the Journal was purchased by R.C. Hoiles of the Mansfield News.  In the interim between 1918 and 1924, he served as mayor of Mansfield for three consecutive terms, taking office at the age of 33. During this time he compiled a record of civic accomplishment and political good sense that brought him strongly to the attention of state Democratic leaders.  Henry Brunner's debut into politics came in 1913 when he was appointed by then-Governor James M. Cox as a member of the Richland County Licensing board. He later served for many years as secretary and treasurer of the Richland County Democratic Executive committee and in 1927 was selected to be chairman of the State Democratic committee to fill a vacancy. He was elected to the chairmanship in 1928 and re-elected again in 1930.  It was during his years as state committee chairman that he managed to run campaigns for Al Smith for president and Martin L. Davey for governor, and to run the campaigns for George White for governor and Robert L. Bulkley for senator.  Also during this interim, Mr. Brunner himself was named a prospective candidate for the governorship but turned it down.  Continuing with active business affiliations, he became president of the Pioneer Storage Co. in 1929. He also was a member of the executive committee of the Mansfield Savings and Trust bank and vice president of the Lincoln Mutual Insurance Co. as well as a director of the Mansfield Hotel Co. and of the Mansfield Asphalt Paving Co. and served on the board of counselors of the Farmers Savings and Trust Co.  From 1933 to 1941, Mr. Brunner served as state manager of the Home Owners Loan Corp. with headquarters in Columbus where he gained the background for his later financial career which took him to the presidency of the Mansfield Savings and Trust National Bank and then president of the First National Bank of Mansfield.  In 1942 he left the loan corporation to become vice president of Mansfield Savings. A year later he was elevated to the position of executive vice president of the bank and in 1951 was named to the bank presidency upon the death of Charles F. Ackerman, Mr. Brunner remained president of the First National Bank when the Mansfield Savings and the Citizens National Bank consolidated on April 1, 1953.  During World War II, Mr. Brunner engineered the Victory Loan drives in Richland County and in every case saw the bond drives go "over the top".  Despite his active life, Mr. Brunner was essentially a family man, devoted to his wife who preceded him in death nine years ago, and to his son, daughter and grandchildren.  Following his wife's death he had lived at Westbrook Country Club in the summers and at the Mansfield-Leland Hotel in the winters. Several years ago when his health began to fail, his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Perl, built an addition to their home at the Betner Dr. address as an apartment for him. It was there that he died.  Also surviving are his son, Martin W. Brunner who lives at Lexington, RD 8;  five grandchildren, David and Stephen Brunner, and Gregory, Jeffrey and Elizabeth Perl. Also a sister, Mrs. George Hoffman, 466 Lexington Ave., and two nieces, Mrs. Don Borchardt and Mrs. Paul Lee of Mansfield.  He was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, a member of all Masonic bodies, Elks, Knights of Pythias, and IOOF Lodges; Westbrook Country Club, the Our Club, 51 Club and was president of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce.  The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. by his pastor, the Rev. John R. Long. Burial will be in  Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. In compliance with the expressed wishes of Mr. Brunner and members of his family, the casket will be closed.  Employees of First National Bank will serve as pallbearers.  (Excerpted from the "Mansfield News-Journal", Thursday, January 3, 1963.  Transcribed by Janis Garcia of Fredericktown, Ohio, in honor of Mr. Brunner's niece, Mrs. Margaret Borchardt.)  Submitted by Janis.

Brush, Alice -- bur. 7/27/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  21y, 6m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]  *burial date was actually listed as 7/57/1876, but I will assume that this was was typo.  It was also listed between 7/25 and 7/29.

Brush, Belle -- bur. 8/2/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  2m;  res. Cleveland  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Bryant, Andrew J. -- d. 7/9/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 3/10/1912 at Olive Hill, KY;  bur. at Olive Hill, KY  [MNJ 7/10/1954]

Bryant, Caleb L. -- Died, at Birmingham, Alabama, Jan. 6th., 1887, Caleb L. Bryant, from the effects of and abscess caused by a gun shot wound received during the late war.   C.L. Bryant was born in New Castle Pa., Feb. 10th., 1842.  His age at death was 44 years, 10 months and 26 days.  Deceased resided in Bellville for 16 years.  He has been well known by everyone here, as a good citizen, honest and industrious, a man of fine feelings, broad information, of sterling character and ever true to his friends.  He married Mrs. Mary E. Berry, Nov. 12th., 1872.  <portion of text omitted>  --  [Bellville Star:  13 January 1887, Vol. 10, No. 16]

Bryant, Charles Estell -- 56Y;  d. 5/9/1956 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 2/18/1900 at Elliott Co., KY;  h/o Mary Spriggs;  bur. Larkins Cem., Portsmouth, OH  [MNJ 5/10/1956]

Bryner, James -- Was there a crime committed or did James Bryner die of typhoid fever?  This is a matter that Coroner William Bushnell is now looking into and it is expected that the autopsy which is being held this afternoon will either decide that the man was poisoned or that he died of typhoid fever.  THE CORONER NOTIFIED.  Coroner Bushnell was notified of the case Wednesday evening when the president of the board of health of Bloominggrove township informed him of the death Wednesday afternoon about 3 o'clock presumably of typhoid fever, of James Bryner, a farmer living three and a half miles north of Ganges.  There has been some suspicion, however, that Bryner had been poisoned and the coroner was asked to look into it.  He went to the Bryner home about 7 o'clock in the evening and viewed the body.  The Sutter Undertaking company, of Shelby, had charge of the body by the time Dr. Bushnell arrived there.  Some witnesses were examined and the case looked into.  It was found that there was considerable neighborhood talk.  Dr. Bushnell returned home this morning about 1 o'clock and was at Shelby this morning looking for further information in the case.  He consulted with Dr. Anderson, who has been treating Mr. Bryner.  From him it was learned that the history of the case was that of typhoid fever.  Mr. Bryner had been confined to his bed about two weeks and had not been feeling well for about ten days before that, though not bedfast then.  All this would tend to indicate that the death was due to typhoid fever and that there was no foul play.  Mr. Bryner was 42 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children, aged respectively 9 and 7 years.  Another member of the family is a first cousin of Mrs. Bryner.  It is the intention to have the matter thoroughly investigated in order that the guilty parties may be brought to justice in case the autopsy shows evidences of poisoning or to exonerate the persons toward whom suspicion is now directed should it be found that Mr. Bryner did die of typhoid fever.  HOLDING THE AUTOPSY.  Dr. Bushnell went to the Bryner home this afternoon for the purpose of holding the autopsy.  He will be assisted by Dr. Anderson and Drs. Lybarger and Kester, of Ganges.  He will return home this evening.  The time of the funeral has been set for Friday morning at 10 o'clock, but whether it is held at that time depends on the result of the autopsy.  There is some strong feeling in the neighborhood over the matter, it is understood.  [Mansfield News:  08 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 135]

Bryner, James -- Coroner Bushnell has received the report of the physicians who conducted the autopsy upon James Briner's body at the home of the deceased, north of Ganges, Thursday.  The coroner will return the verdict that the deceased came to his death from typhoid fever.  [Mansfield News:  10 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 137]

Bryte, Wealthy -- Wednesday -- Mrs. Wealthy Bryte died near Lima Feb. 25, and will be buried at Ashland Feb. 27. Mrs. Bryte was the widow of David Bryte, who was sheriff of Richland County in an early day and will be remembered by many of the older citizens of Mansfield. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 29 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 42]



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