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F___sday, Elizabeth -- d. 10/21/1868 at Mansfield; 1y, 3m; b. Mansfield; white; cause: measles; res. Mansfield [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fache, ---- -- Tuesday. Diphtheria has become quite prevalent in Spring Grove school district, about a mile and a half north of the city. A two-years-old son of Henry Fache died a week ago and the dread disease has now invaded the family of Julius Disterhoff. His daughter is quite ill and another child has had the disease but is recovering. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 16 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 30]

Fackler, Mercedes -- Submitted by Shirley. [Mansfield News Journal: 13 January 1982]

Fackler, Virgil M. -- Mansfield News Journal, 09 February 1990, p. 6A

Fagan, Robert M. -- d. 8/1885, cholera infantum;  3m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Fahs, Fidelia -- d. 1/1885, spasms;  11m, 2d;  bur. Mansfield Cem.   [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Fahs, Sidney E. -- Mrs. Sidney E. Fahs, wife of James A. Fahs, died on last Thursday morning and was buried from her late residence on Orchard Street on Saturday last at 2 o'clock p.m.  [Ohio Liberal:  15 August 1877]

Fair, Dortha Bash – (Madison Twp.) Mansfield. Services for Dortha Bash Fair, 74, of 68 N. Home Road will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Finefrock Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl W. Cunfer, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Mrs. Fair died Thursday evening at Mansfield General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Bucyrus on May 15, 1918 to Roy and Kimble Bash, both now deceased. She was a Mansfield area resident since 1950. She was formerly employed with the Clerk of Courts office in the title department, and she was a homemaker. She was a member of the American Legion McVey Post 16. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Andy Psimer of Mansfield; a grandson, Dan Psimer of Cleveland; and an uncle, Kenneth Kimble, and his wife Ruth, of Mount Vernon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Fair, on May 29, 1973. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Transcribed by K. Stentzel. [Mansfield News Journal:23 Jan 1993]

Fair, Isaac C. -- Isaac C. Fair, for many years a resident of this city, and formerly engaged in the grocery trade died last Sunday evening of general prostration, aged 66 years. The funeral services took place Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock under the auspices of the G.A.R. [Ohio Liberal: 25 April 1883]

Fair, Isaac C.

Fair, Leo A.

Fair, Samuel W. -- d. 12/14/1867 at Mansfield; 13y, 1m, 4d; b. Mansfield; student; white; cause: typhoid fever; res. Mansfield [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fair, Samuel W. -- d. 12/13/1867 at Mansfield; 13y, 1m, 14d; b. Richland Co.; white; cause: typhoid fever; res. Mansfield [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fair, Walter S. -- d. 12/14/1867 at Mansfield; 13y, 1m, 5d; b. Mansfield; school boy; white; cause: typhoid fever; res. Mansfield [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fairchild, George M. -- 89Y; d. 1/11/1952 at Fredericktown; h/o Cora; former Bellville res.; bur. Bellville Cem. [Mansfield (OH) News Journal: 12 January 1952]

Fairhurst, John F. -- 64Y; d. 5/18/1956 at Underwood Rest Home; former Mansfield resident; b. Mansfield; bur. Mansfield Cem. [MNJ 5/18/1956 & 5/19/1956]

Falkner, August -- August Falkner, 72 years old, and his wife, aged 58 years, were fatally burned in a gas explosion which wrecked their home in Mansfield Tuesday evening, the death of both victims occurring the following morning. -- [Plymouth Advertiser: 11 July 1914, Vol. 61, No. 34]  

Fankhouser, Mary Elmyra (Stout) -- Mary Elmyra FANKHAUSER, 88, died Tuesday, 23 Sep 1997 in Med-Central/Mansfield Hospital. She was born 17 June 1909 in Lucas, the daughter of James L STOUT and Eva B MCLAUGHLIN. She was a lifelong resident of Richland county. She was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School class of 1927. She was a clerk at the HL Reed Co for 15 years. She was a member of Mayflower United Church of Christ and the Mifflin Twp Garden Club. She was a former member of the Mifflin Twp Mothers Club. She is survived by her son, Larry E FANKHAUSER of West Palm Beach, FL; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Ellen Jo and Ronald DUDLEY of Mansfield, Mary Lu & Eugene DURBIN of Howard, Carol Anne DAWSON of West Palm Beach, FL and Pamela Sue GRIMWOOD of San Antonio, TX; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Stepsister Lillian BELL of Lucas; sister-in-law Jenny FANKHAUSER of Mansfield; two nephews, Robert FANKHAUSER of Perrysville and Richard FANKHAUSER of Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin H FANKHAUSER, in 1964; two grandsons and one stepsister. Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 pm at the Finefrock Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at 2:00 pm conducted by Rev Gary Wilson. Interment in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mayflower United Church of Christ in her memory.  Submitted by Margaret. [Mansfield News Journal: 24 September 1997, p. 8A]

Fanning, Robert -- Robert Fanning, 46, of 526 Bowman St. died Tuesday. He was born May 16, 1933, in Stone Mountain, Ga., and has lived in Mansfield since 1944. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and the Robert L. Fuqua Jr. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2815. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Fanning is survived by his wife, Judy; four daughters, Jacquelyn, Cynthia, Sharon and Allison Fanning, all of Mansfield; one stepdaughter Tayamara Graves of Mansfield; his mother, Mrs. Jannie Fanning of Mansfield; one sister, Juanita Hearns of Mansfield; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. Archie Johnson. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the David Gary Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. [News Journal, Mansfield, O. Wednesday, February 13, 1980, page 16]

Farber, Andrew R. -- d. 11/2/1871 at Illinois;  single;  32y, 10m, 11d;  b. Worthington Twp.;  farmer; white;  cause - typhoid fever;  res. Perry Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Farber, Esther J. (Olin) -- Esther J. (Olin) Farber was born near Lexington, this county, February 11, 1847, and departed this life Nov. 26, 1902, aged 55 years, 9 months and 15 days. When a child her parents moved to a farm three miles west of Bellville where she grew to womanhood. She was educated in the district school and the Bellville public schools, and on July 4th., 1867, was united in holy matrimony with Harmon Farber. They first made their home in Bryan, Ohio, but three years later removed to Bellville where they have since resided. Three sons were born of this marriage, Olin M., an attorney in Mansfield, Ohio, Harry B., who is associated with his father in business in Bellville, and Walter H., who remains at home under the parental roof. Mrs. Farber was a member of a large family of five sons and six daughters, four of the former and two of the latter surviving. Three grandchildren, daughters of her son Harry, were given to bless the parental home. Early in life the deceased gave herself to God an became a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, near her home. When on December 13, 1885, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, of Bellville, was organized, she entered as a charter member and so remained true and faithful until death. Her record as a church member is consistent and praiseworthy. Mrs. Farber had not enjoyed good health for many years, which in a way narrowed her sphere of usefulness, but in her home she was an element of strength and helpfulness, being a good neighbor and all that a faithful wife and an earnest, dutiful mother could be; and as such her death is deeply mourned by her family and friends. Her last sickness continued for a year, during which time she was an intense sufferer, but bore all with Christian patience and fortitude. Her courage never failed her and she bravely submitted herself to the surgeon’s skill in the hope that she might be the longer spared to bless her home and friends. She fought a good fight and never complained. Sustained by the hope of a blessed immortality she peacefully fell asleep in the arms of her Savior. Her funeral took place from her home, Friday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.F. Hersheiser, assisted by her former pastor, Rev. A.A. Hundley and was attended by a concourse of relatives and friends, many of whom were from a distance. The floral tributes were numerous, very beautiful in design and tastefully arranged. Interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery where her body will await the angel’s trumpet on resurrection morn. [Butler Enterprise: 05 December 1902, Vol. XIV, No. 48]

Farber, John S. -- bur. 11/16/1877 at Mansfield Cem., spasms;  3m, 13d  [Ohio Liberal:  05 December 1877]

Farber, Margaret (Ramsey) -- Mrs. Margaret Farber died at her residence in Perry Township, Sept. 22nd., and was buried at the Shaucks Cemetery, the 24th., aged 64 years. The services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Kapp. All of the living members of the family attended the obsequies. Mrs. Farber was a daughter of Andrew Ramsey, and was born near Independence, Ohio, Dec. 15th., 1816. She was married to Peter Farber, April 17th., 1838, who, two years before came from Blair County, Pa., with his father's family. His father died in the journey, and the family returned leaving Peter here to make the most of the situation. After marriage, he and his wife lived in Worthington Township about a year, and then on the farm where she died, which was then a forest. There were nine children in the family, six sons and three daughters. Three sons and one daughter are dead. Harmon, of the hardware firm of Dodd & Farber, of this place is the oldest living. His brother, Andrew, who was the oldest, died in November, 1801. Mrs. Farber was a worthy citizen, a good mother, and an industrious woman. -- [Bellville Star: 02 October 1884, Vol. 8, No. 1]

Farber, Mary (Thomas) -- Sunday.  Mrs. Mary Farber, wife of Capt. W.H. Farber, formerly of this city, now living in Columbus, died yesterday afternoon at her home in the latter place.  She had been sick for some time, but we are not advised as to the nature of her ailment.  Mrs. Farber was a daughter of John R. Thomas,  an early resident of Mansfield, and a sister of Gaylord Thomas and Mrs. E. McFall, of this city.  She leaves one child, besides her husband.  Mrs. Farber lived in this city all her life, until about four years ago when Capt. Farber was appointed a clerk in the Auditor of State's office, which position he still holds, and they have since resided in Columbus.  The remains will arrive here at 10:38 a.m. Monday and the funeral will take place at 2 p.m. on that day from the residence of E. McFall on West Third Street.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 May 1892]

Farber, Mrs. Peter -- Mrs. Peter Farber, of Perry Township, died Monday and was buried on Wednesday. -- [Bellville Star: 25 September 1884, Vol. 7, No. 52]

Farber, Peter -- Bellville. The death of Peter Farber is the second that has occurred in the Bellville I.O.O.F. lodge since it was organized over 30 years ago. There is now a reserve fund for widows and orphans in the treasury of over eleven hundred dollars. -- [Bellville Star: 24 September 1885, Vol. 8, No. 52]

Farber, Peter -- Bellville. Peter Farber, father of H. Farber of this place died at his home near Darlington, Monday morning. Mr. Farber was an old and respected citizen of this county. His death was sudden although he had been failing for some time. -- [Bellville Star: 24 September 1885, Vol. 8, No. 52]

Farber, Walter H. -- Death is always an unwelcome and unexpected visitor, and it was with a shock that this village learned Tuesday night that the dread reaper had taken from life one of our most highly beloved and esteemed young men, Walter H. Farber, at the sanitarium at Mt. Vernon, where he had been for some time under treatment, at the age of 27 years, 7 months and 3 days. Mr. Farber, who is the youngest son of Harmon Farber, has suffered greatly at various times since an attack of scarlet fever about 15 years ago, and his death was due to the after effects of that disease. In spite of the obstacles incident to his weakened constitution, he graduated with honor from the Bellville schools and also from a school of pharmacy. He spent six years in the drug store of Mr. A. Hare and latter became assistant cashier of the Bellville Savings Bank which position he resigned after one year and a half because of falling health. Mr. Farber possessed an unusually keen mind, a kindly and loveable disposition, a generosity of spirit that endeared him to all with whom he came in contact. His life approached as nearly the ideal of Christian young manhood as it is possible for humanity and it is with the greatest sympathy that the entire community enters into the sorrow of the family bereaved by his death. The funeral services are held at the family residence in this place today, Friday, at 1:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Gaver, assisted by Rev. Burkholder. Because of the dislike of the deceased for any form of ostentation, there will be no flowers. Interment will be in Bellville Cemetery. [Butler Times: 20 August 1910, Vol. XVI, No. 40]

Farber, William H.  -- Bellville. Capt. W.H. Farber, brother of Harmon Farber, of this place, died at his home in Columbus, suddenly, Saturday. His brother, Harmon, left for Columbus on No. 4, Saturday forenoon, but arrived too late to see him alive. -- [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 08 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 11]

Farber, William H. -- Capt. William H. Farber, who died suddenly in Columbus Saturday noon, mention of which was made in the News, was an old resident of Mansfield and Richland County. He was born near Bellville in the year 1842. He was a brother of Harmon Farber, a well-known resident of Bellville. Capt. Farber's first wife was Miss Mary Thomas, a sister of the late Mrs. Ephraim McFall. Mr. Farber entered the service of his country at the breaking out of the war of the rebellion. He enlisted as a member of Company C., 64th. O.V.I. on Oct. 4, 1861. Col. Hinman's history of the Sherman Brigade, of which the 64th. Ohio was a part, contains a cut of Capt. Farber. Mr. Farber was appointed a corporal Oct. 31, 1862, and was promoted to be a commissary sergeant May 11, 1863. Dec. 9, 1864 he was made first lieutenant. Feb. 28 he was made adjutant and April 26, 1865, he was promoted to be captain of Company C, with which rank he was mustered out in Texas. The 64th. O.V.I. was not finally discharged until the regiment returned to Columbus. After a service with Maj. W.W. Smith in the latter's law and pension office, Mr. Farber was bookkeeper and shipping clerk for the wholesale dry goods firm of Sturges, Wood & Witter, whose store was located where Reed's store is now located. For a time Capt. Farber was located in the west and upon returning to Mansfield he was with Rummel's suspender company. About 12 years ago, Capt. Farber removed to Columbus, where he accepted a position in the office of Auditor of State Poe. He was with Auditor Poe the greater part of his two terms of office and from there he went into the office of the state insurance commissioner. His first wife died some five or six years ago and the remains were brought to this city for burial. Subsequently he remarried with a Columbus lady. By his first wife, Capt. Farber had a son, Charles, who was a student of the Ohio State University and is now employed in a Columbus bank. It is the testimony of his commanding officers and all his comrades-in-arms that Capt. Farber was a brave soldier and his military record is without reproach. As a man he was a genial, warm-hearted companion, always courteous and obliging. Hosts of friends in this city remember him with warmest affection and regret his death. The remains will be brought to Mansfield this morning and under escort of McLaughlin Post, G.A.R., will be interred in the local cemetery. -- [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 08 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 11]

Farmer, Susan -- d. 9/1885, heart disease;  73y, 2m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Farner, Sherman -- d. 2/1885, diphtheria;  6y, 9m, 2d;  bur. Mansfield Cem.   [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Farnsworth, Kelia C. -- Coroner Maglott returned last night from Bellville, where he viewed the body of the young lady, who was killed by either jumping or falling from a B.&O. car window, Friday night. Dr. Maglott has learned that the young lady is Miss Kelia C. Farnsworth, of Buckhannon, W. Va. The young lady's father was informed of the tragic occurrence and will arrive in Bellville this evening. Dr. Maglott has not yet arrived at any conclusion as to how the young lady met her death, and states that it will probably always remain a mystery. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 24 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 45]

Farnsworth, Kittie -- BELLVILLE, O., MAR. 16, '94 -- The people of our village were unusually aroused on the night of March 16th., when conductor Faust, of first 23 freight on B.&O., picked up Miss Kittie Farnsworth in a dying condition, about one mile south of town. She was immediately taken to the Globe House where she expired peacefully 4˝ hours later. The facts concerning this sad circumstance as we have gathered them from her father, the conductor, and railroad men, are about as follows: The father handed us the following card: J.S.S. FARNSWORTH, Resident Dentist, Main Street, opposite Bank. Teeth extracted scientifically.  All work warranted.  BUCKHANNON - - - - West VA.   Mr. Farnsworth furnished us a picture of himself and wife and their 12 children, only 11 now living. Miss Kitty was the 12th. child. He told us that she had gone to Chicago in September and was studying music in the Hyde Park Conservatory of Music located on Indiana Av. She lived with her two brothers, one of whom was a news dealer, the other a clerk. She was a teacher of music and her sister also who is now at home. He states that they were a little uneasy about Kitty as they had not heard from her for several weeks and they feared she was ill. They had written her to come home as her sister was going to a neighboring town to teach music. The first word they got from her was the awful news on the evening of the 17th., a telegram, announcing the unfortunate condition above named. The father firmly believes that she became sick and dizzy, accidentally falling out of the window. Just how that occurred no one will ever know. No. 8, the fast line on which she was taking passage, is due here 15 minutes before nine and one this evening it was on time. The conductor and passengers had noticed some lady go into the toilet some time after they left Mansfield. The conductor tried the door several times finding it locked. At Mt. Vernon he broke open the door finding it vacant and the window raised. He at once sent a message back to look for the body of a woman who had jumped from the train. Conductor Faust of 1st. 23, at 2 o'clock at night, as his train was pulling along one mile south of Bellville, Richland Co., O., saw a lady lying on her face on east side of track, lengthwise 4 feet from the track not yet dead but unconscious, breathing heavily. She had lain here from 8:45 in the evening till 2 o'clock in the morning. Mr. Faust picked her up, brought her to the Globe House where Mother Swonger gave her every attention that could be given her. Of course they called a physician at once. Conductor McCreary was in charge. Dr. Stofer after an examination, found no bones broke, but thought she was beyond any hope of recovery. She breathed easily, sighing heavily at intervals, when at 7:15 in the morning her breathing quietly ceased and her spirit went to the God who gave it. Mother Swonger did everything that mortal could do to keep her comfortable and if possible to revive her, but all in vain, her time had suddenly come. She was a handsome girl of 22 years, long black hair, fine as silk, brown eyes, fine in feature, small foot and hand, showing that she had not been engaged in manual labor. Her father told us she died on her birthday. She was member of the M.E. church and Epworth League. Her bible was found among her goods containing her name and several of her friends. On her person was found a World's Fair pocket book containing $3.48, and a gold watch. Her father came from Buchannon, West Va., on Sunday, March 18th., and took her home. – [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT: 22 March 1894, Vol. 6, No. 45]

Farquhar, Hannah -- d. 12/3/1871 at Jefferson Twp.;  63y, 6m, 18d;  married;  b. Maryland;  d/o Samuel & Ruth (Eliott) Gibson;  white;  cause of death = pleurisy;  res. Jefferson Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Farquhar, Mary Elizabeth

Farquhar, Ruthanna -- Ruthanna Farquhar was born in the year 1834, July 5th., on what is known as the Josiah Clark farm in Knox County, Ohio, and died at her home in Richland County, February 22, 1906, at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 17 days. Deceased was an invalid for over forty years, having grown worse in her affliction -- rheumatism -- as her years increased. She bore her affliction with great patience, having been preceded to the "Great Beyond" by father, mother and two sisters. Her life was an example of truth, honesty and fidelity. She leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her death, and always had the unbounded respect and esteem of all who knew her. Funeral from her late home Saturday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m., Rev. N.E. Spicer, pastor of the Bellville Universalist church, officiating. -- [Bellville Messenger: 02 March 1906, Vol. 14, No. 5]

Farquhar, Ruthanna -- Bangor. Miss Ruthana Farquhar, after a brief illness of pneumonia, died Feb. 22, 1906, aged 71 years. She has been an invalid for forty years. The funeral took place Saturday. Service at the residence conducted by the Rev. Spicer, of Bellville. Interment in the Quaker Cemetery. -- [Bellville Messenger: 02 March 1906, Vol. 14, No. 5]

Farquhar, Sarah E. -- The remains of Miss Sarah E. Farquhar, who was burned to death Thursday at Shelby, were brought to Palmyra, where funeral services were held. The interment took place in the Quaker Cemetery near Fredericktown. -- [Bellville Messenger: 23 October 1903, Vol. 11, No. 42]

Farran, William -- d. 2/13/1872 at Sharon Twp.;  single;  28y;  b. Ohio;  clerk;  white;  cause of death = indirect;  res. Sharon Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Farrar, William -- Died, on Tuesday morning, February 13th., 1872, Wm. Farrar, aged about 28 years. [Shelby Independent News: 15 February 1872, Vol. 4, No. 16]

Farrell, ---- -- Shelby. Mrs. Farrell, of Sandusky, mother of Mrs. Albert Moore, of this city, died last Saturday. -- [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 15 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 13]

Farrington, Helen -- Helen, a twelve-year-old daughter of Abraham Farrington, of Shelby, was found dead in her bed last Sunday morning.  She had been sick but a short time with diphtheria.   [Ohio Liberal:  23 October 1878]

Farshler, Emma (Foss) -- Mrs. Emma Farshler, formerly a resident of Washington township, but who has been living at Akron of late, died Thursday at her home on Ohio street in that city, of catarrh. She was 39 years of age. The remains will arrive here Saturday morning at 9:05 and will be taken to the home of her father, Frederick Foss, in Washington township. Funeral services Sunday morning at 10:00 at the German Evangelical church in Washington township, conducted by the Rev. Paul Lehman. [Mansfield News: 20 December 1901, Vol. 17, No. 248]

Farshler, "Fritz" -- Bellville. "Fritz" Farshler, a little, short, heavy-set blacksmith, who used to work for John Frederick, was killed by the cars on the Erie, about 12:30 last Sunday morning, near the Bowman Street crossing at Mansfield. Deceased was aged 37 and leaves a wife and six children. -- [Bellville Messenger: 04 April 1902, Vol. X, No. 14]

Farst, ---- -- Independence. A little son of Isaiah Farst was buried last Monday at Bunker Hill. He died of diphtheria. -- [Bellville Star: 03 July 1884, Vol. 7, No. 40]

Farst, Isaiah -- The funeral of Isaiah Farst was held Friday at 9:30 from the family residence four miles southeast of town and services were conducted by the Rev. T. S. Weaver, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Snyder of the Davis Free Methodist church. Interment was made in the St. John's cemetery. Deceased was born near McFall's church, Ashland county, Sept. 16, 1851, when that part of the country was a wilderness. A few years later the parents came to Richland county and with the exceptions of a few years spent in Iowa deceased has always resided in this county. In 1874 he was married to Elizabeth Swendal who with three sons and two daughters survive. They are: Harry A. Farst, of Mt. Vernon; Norman A. Farst, of Butler, and Ralph Farst who resides on a farm east of town; Mrs. Albert Yarger, of Knox county, and Miss Hazel who resides at home. Deceased was a member of Clearfork grange, No. 255, P. of H, and was also affiliated with the Salem Evangelical church since 1876. Among those who attended the funeral were: Capt. J. P. Rummel, Mr. and Mrs. George Pritchard, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Painter, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Swendal and two daughters Verda and Sylva of Mansfield, L. R. Farst and family of Lexington, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Shipley and J. I. Rummel of Fredericktown, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Farst of Mt. Vernon. Submitted by Jean. [Mansfield News: 01 December 1910]

Farst, Mrs. Jacob (nee Rummel) -- Butler.  Mrs. Jacob Farst, residing east of town, died last Friday morning with softening of the brain.  The funeral took place at the St. John church, east of Newville, Sunday.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 February 1893]

Farst, Mrs. Jacob (nee Rummel) -- Friday.  Mrs. Jacob Farst, sister of J.C. Rummel, of this city, died at her home at Butler, O., this morning.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 February 1893]

Farst, Mrs. James -- Newville.  Mrs. James Farst died last Friday and was buried at St. Johns Sunday.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 February 1893]

Farst, Mrs. R.E. -- Ill but a short time, Mrs. R.E. Farst died at her home, about four miles east of Butler, yesterday morning at 8:00. She is survived by her husband, one daughter and two sons. [Richland County Leader: 22 April 1921, Vol. 2, No. 19]

Farst, Mrs. R.E. -- This community was sadly shocked on Thursday morning, April 21, when they heard the sad news of the death of Mrs. R.E. Farst. She had taken sick at about 3:00 on Thursday morning, and at 8:30 her spirit passed to the great beyond. Her death was due to the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Naomi, who is alive and doing well. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. A.C. Coldiron, at Bunker Hill, Saturday afternoon. Interment was in the cemetery there. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Harry Farst and wife of Port Jervis, N.Y.; and other relatives from Mansfield, Bellville, Hastings, Butler, North Liberty and Danville. The Salem class mourns the loss of a faithful and persistent worker in the activities of the church. [Richland County Leader: 29 April 1921, Vol. 2, No. 20]

Farst, Ocie Evelyn Kinton -- Ocie Evelyn Kinton, daughter of William and Anne Mary Kinton, was born May 7, 1899, and departed this life April 21, 1921, from the home where she was born and reared, aged 31 years, 11 months and 14 days. She was married to Ralph E. Farst on March 24, 1909. To this union were born four children: Ruth, Paul, Ernest and infant daughter, Naomi, who with the father are left to mourn her irreparable loss. She also leaves two brothers, John of Mansfield, and Walter of near North Liberty. She united with the Presbyterian church at Bunker Hill, when a very young girl, but son after her marriage united with the Evangelical association at Salem, and was a faithful member until called away. She was active in the Sunday school, teaching a class when chosen or called upon to do so. She was also active in the Young People's Alliance. Eva was a faithful and true companion, a loving mother and represented the highest type of Christian character in her home and everyday life. She will be greatly missed in her home and neighborhood, but mot of all in the home, where there is nobody like "mother". Short services were held at the home at 2:00 Saturday afternoon, and the body taken to the church at Bunker Hill, where the funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Mr. Coldiron, and the body laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. [Richland County Leader: 29 April 1921, Vol. 2, No. 20]

Fasnacht, Mary -- Died, on Calhoun Prairie, Richland County, Illinois, on January 23d., 1873, Mrs. Mary Fasnacht, wife of J.F. Fasnacht, formerly of this place, aged 75 years. [Shelby Independent News: 20 February 1873, Vol. 5, No. 17]

Fast, B.F. -- Saturday. B.F. Fast, father of Frank R. Fast, of this city, died in Pittsburg at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The remains will be interred at Alliance, the former home of the deceased. [Richland Shield & Banner: 14 May 1892]

Fast, George -- George Fast (June 4, 1807 - July 4, 1888), one of the pioneer Fasts of the country, died in Orange Township July 4th at the age of 82 years. The Fasts came to the north part of the country at the earliest period of the settlement, and have been prominent people ever since. Mr. Fast was a good citizen and highly respected. The pioneers will soon have passed away, but their

memory remains with us. Submitted by csirh. [paper not identified]

Fast, Jacob -- Another Pioneer Gone. Mr. Jacob Fast (March 13, 1788 - April 11, 1875), one of the early pioneers of this county, died at the residence of his son, Mr. Martin Fast, in Troy Township, this county, on last Saturday morning, at the good old age of eighty-five years. Mr. Fast was born in Green County, Pennsylvania in 1790, and was brought by his father to Orange Township in the spring of 1815, when a portion of this county was occupied by the Delaware Indians. When Mr. Fast grew

to manhood he settled on a farm about one mile north-west of the village of Orange, where he resided until a few years ago. He was one of the hardy men who grew up in the country, and who were ever ready to cope with the difficulties and privations incident to pioneer life. Mr. Christian, father of the deceased was an eminent pioneer, who at one time was captured by the Indians on the Ohio River, and on account of whose captivity and escape appeared in the History of Ashland County, by Dr. G.W. Hill, published in the Press of Nov. 26, 1874. "During his life Mr. Fast made many warm friends, by his generous disposition and many acts of kindness. His remains were interred in the

cemetery in Orange, the funeral services occurring at the Presbyterian Church in that place. Submitted by csirhc. [paper not identified]

Faulhaber, Anna -- Miss Anna Faulhaber died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her parents, George Faulhaber and wife, 367 McPherson Street, after an illness of four weeks. She was formerly a clerk at Young Bros. store. Miss Faulhaber was 23 years of age and was a member of St. John's German Evangelical church. Funeral Thursday, March 4, at 2 p.m. [Semi-Weekly News: 05 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 19]

Faulhaber, Caroline -- Mrs. Caroline Faulhaber, wife of George Faulhaber, died Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at her home on McPherson Street, of heart failure. About a year ago Mrs. Faulhaber was stricken with paralysis and thought she became better and was able to be up and around she never fully recovered from the effects of the stroke. Complications followed, resulting in her death. She was 54 years of age and leaves a husband and six sons and one daughter. Mrs. Faulhaber was a member of St. John's German Evangelical church. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. William Dressel, at St. John's Evangelical church, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. [Mansfield (OH) News: 20 June 1901, vol. 17, No. 94]

Faulkner, ---- -- Shelby. A 4-months-old child of John Faulkner was buried here last Sunday, having died Thursday at New Washington. [Semi-Weekly News: 22 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 85]

Faulkner, Blanche -- SHELBY. Mrs. Roy E. (Blanche) Faulkner, 86, of 64 Plum Ave., died at 7 p.m. yesterday in Shelby Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Born near New London, she spent most of her life in Shelby. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the Golden Age Club and Hazel Grove Ladies Aid. Survivors include her husband, Roy; a son, Laurence of Shelby, RD 3; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Stine of Shelby and Mrs. Doris Stotts of Ontario; and six grandchildren. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelby with the Rev. Walter Adams officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby Sunday afternoon and evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund and left at the funeral home. Submitted by Sally M. [Mansfield News Journal: 21 August 1971]

Faulkner, Mary -- Died, near Shelby, Ohio, June 13th., 1872, Mrs. Mary Faulkner, aged 61 years, 5 months and 2 days. The departed was born in Toft, Lincolnshire, England, January 11, A.D. 1811. In early life she became a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. A few days before her death, she with earnest desire received the most comfortable sacrament of our Lord. On the 15th. inst., her remains were consigned to their rest in Oakland Cemetery, followed by her surviving husband, part of her family, and a large number of neighbors and friends. - N.H.L. [Shelby Independent News: 20 June 1872, Vol. 4, No. 34]

Faulkner, Mary -- d. 6/13/1872 at Sharon Twp.;  61y, 5m, 3d;  married;  b. England;  white;  cause of death not listed;  res. Sharon Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Faulkner, Robert

Faulkner, Roy E. -- Roy E. Faulkner, 87, of 64 Plum Ave., died this morning at Shelby Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Born in Plymouth Township, he spent his entire life in the township and Shelby. He was a retired farmer and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Laurence of Shelby, RD 3; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Stine of Shelby and Mrs. Clarence ( Doris) Stotts on Ontario; six grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. James. Magaw. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home Thursday from 2 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial expressions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Submitted by Sally M. [Mansfield News Journal: 03 March 1976]

Faust, Frank -- bur. 2/15/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  5m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Faust, Gerty -- LEXINGTON -- The hearts of the friends of D. Faust and wife beat responsive to the bitter anguish of the hearts of the parents when on Monday the remains of their blithesome little daughter, Gerty, were consigned to the silence of the grave. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 07 February 1884, Vol. 34, No. 12]

Faust, Louis -- The many friends of Louis Faust, in this locality, were shocked Sunday, to hear of his sudden death, which occurred shortly after midnight Saturday night, at his home near Lexington. Mr. Faust had been in his usual good health up to Saturday, when he complained of being slightly indisposed. After retiring Saturday evening he was unable to sleep. He then arose and began to walk about the house. About midnight he dropped into a chair in the sitting room and died almost instantly from an attack of heart failure. He was 54 years of age and a native of this country, having spent nearly all his life in Mansfield and Richland County. A wife and five children survive his sudden demise. The children are: Mrs. Algy Poland and Miss Laura Faust, of Mansfield; Wm. Faust, of Kansas City; Mrs. Fred Beverstock, Jr., and Miss Florence Faust, of Lexington. Mrs. August Kochheiser, of Bellville, is a sister of the deceased. The funeral took place Tuesday at 11 a.m. from his late residence under the auspices of Casca Lodge No. 832, K. of P., of Bellville, and Richland Lodge, No. 161, I.O.O.F., of Mansfield, of which orders the deceased was a member. Rev. Smith, of Lexington, delivered the funeral sermon. Interment was made in the Lexington Cemetery. -- [Bellville Messenger: 22 January 1902, Vol. 11, No. 3]

Faust, Mary C. -- Mrs. Mary C. Faust, relict of John Faust, died very suddenly at her home corner of Hedges and Arch Streets, about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Mrs. Faust had for several days been suffering from sinking spells and on Saturday she fell over a number of  times.  Sunday morning she felt much better and was preparing to enjoy another Christmas when she sustained another sinking chill and died at the hour above stated.  The physician called pronounced the direct cause of death as heart disease.  Mrs. Faust was born in Nassau, Germany, about 69 years ago and come to this country at an early age.  Many years ago she married John Faust, whom she survived 21 years.  She leaves two sons, Peter J., of this city, and Louis W., of Washington township, and two daughters, Mrs. August Kochheiser and Miss Helen Faust.  The deceased has for a great many years been a member of St. John's German church and was known for her Christian charity.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Buesser officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 December 1892]

Faust, Odessa Smart -- 71Y; d. 2/18/1954 at Willard Mem. Hosp., Willard, OH; b. 6/25/1882 at Lucas; d/o Lander & Henrietta (Bahney) Smart; wid/o John D.; bur. Mansfield Cem. [MNJ 2/18/1954]

Fava, Louis -- Las Vegas, Nev. - Former Richland County sheriff's deputy Louis Fava, 56, of 1908 Melinda Ave., Las Vegas, Nev. died Saturday of a long illness in UCLA Hospital, Los Angeles. He was a sheriff's deputy in Richland County during Sheriff Eddie Steel's administration. He was a sheriff's deputy in Las Vegas and was a building contractor there. Surviving are his wife, Sara L. "Sally", two daughters, Toni See of California and Pamela Fava of Las Vegas; two brothers, Frank Fava of Mansfield and Vic Brizzi, of Texas; a sister. Rose Weaver of Mansfield, and a grandson. Funeral arrangements are being made though Palm Mortuary of Las Vegas, Nev. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his name. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. (Mansfield News Journal: March 1, 1982 p.7A)

Fay, Carl J. -- 73Y; d. 6/24/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.; b. 2/17/1882 at Akron, OH; h/o Georgiana Murphy; graduate of Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland [MNJ 6/25/1955]

Fay, John -- d. 12/25/1870 at Mansfield, derangement;  11m;  b. at Mansfield;  res.  3rd. Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fay, Mrs. -- Saturday. J.W. Fay, of Spring Mill, received a telegram today announcing his mother's death at her home in Wyoming, a suburb of Cincinnati, early this morning. Mrs. Fay was 73 years of age, and her death resulted from a complication of diseases. She will be brought to this city Monday, and the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the residence of her son. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 09 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 43]

Fearer, Clarissa Ann (Carroll) -- Thursday. Mrs. Clarissa Ann Fearer died of heart disease last evening at her home on Lily Street, aged 68 years. She was born in Fayette County, Pa., and had resided in this city since 1859. Her husband has been dead some years. She leaves seven children to mourn her death. Mrs. Fearer was a sister of Thomas, Charles and Wm. Carroll, of this city. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 08 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 3]

Feaster, Charles Seward -- 53Y; d. 3/23/1955 at Francis Whisler residence; b. 7/4/1901 at Monroe Co., OH; h/o Emma Boyce [MNJ 3/23/1955]

Feazel, Arthur

Feazel, George A. -- 72Y; d. 12/25/1956 at home, Mansfield; h/o Ola; bur. Pioneer Cem., near Mohicanville, OH [MNJ 12/26/1956]

Federer, Adam -- Shelby. Adam Federer, aged about 70 years, died Sunday night of general debility. Funeral arrangements have not been made. [Semi-Weekly News: 23 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 94]

Federer, Emma -- Shelby. Miss Emma Federer, aged 38, died Friday at 11 a.m. of heart trouble. The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 15 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 13]

Fee, Mrs. William I. -- Mrs. William I. Fee, who dropped dead while addressing a congregation at Felicity, was here two years ago with her husband, the Rev. W.I. Fee, an evangelist, assisted the Rev. Dustin Kemble during a revival service held at the Methodist Episcopal church. [Semi-Weekly News: 12 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 13]

Feighner, Elizabeth -- DIED -- In Shelby, Ohio, on Monday, September 25th., 1871, Mrs. ELIZABETH FEIGHNER, aged about 68 years. Her funeral took place on Tuesday last. Services by Rev. J.F. Shearer of the Lutheran Church, of which deceased has long been a member. – [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS: 28 September 1871, Vol. 3, No. 48]

Feighner, Elizabeth -- d. 9/25/1871 at Sharon Twp.;  single;  68y;  b. Pennsylvania;  white;  cause of death = indirect;  res. Sharon Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Feighner, Harriet (Weiser) -- Mrs Harriet FEIGHNER, wife of the late Jonas FEIGHNER, passed away last night at 7 o'clock at her late home, 127 East Main street, following an illness of more than six months. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home on East Main street. The service will be conducted by the Rev. W. M. HACKENBERG, pastor of the Lutheran church. Interment will be made in the Oakland cemetery. Mrs. FEIGHNER was formerly Miss Harriet WEISER. She was a daughter of Jacob and Mary (HERSHISER) WEISER. She was born near Shelby June 25, 1844, and was nearly 73 years of age at the time of her death. All her life was spent in Shelby and community. Her husband, the late Jonas FEIGHNER died 5 June 1914 and since his death she had lived alone at her home on East Main street. She is survived by two children, one son, John FEIGHNER, of this city and one daughter, Dora E., wife of Arther J. WHITE of Jackson township. She also leaves one brother, John W. WEISER, of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. Cinerilla BERGAN, Mrs. Catherine CUMBERWORTH and Mrs. Emma PERDUE, of Columbus and one half brother, Samuel WEISER of Chicago, Ill. Submitted by Jim. [Shelby Daily Globe: 14 June 1917]

Feighner, Jonas -- Jonas FEIGHNER, one of the best known residents of Shelby and this part of Richland county, died at his home on East Main street at 11 o'clock this morning after an illness of over two years. He was born in Jackson township, Richland county, and all his life had been spent in the county. He was connected with nearly every factory and industry in Shelby and it was mainly through his efforts that several of our industries were established here. He was a prominent factor in locating the old original Shelby steel tube factory in this city. Jonas FEIGHNER was born in Jackson township, October 22, 1846, his youth being spent in a farm. He enlisted for three years in Co. H, 64th O.V.I., February 18, 1864. His regiment was with the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of the Gulf. He participated in many battles of that memorable campaign. Mr. FEIGHNER was united in marriage to Miss Harriet WEISER of this city, October 1, 1868. To this union were born two children, John E. FEIGHNER of this city and Dora, wife of A. J. WHITE of Jackson township, who with the wife, survive him. Submitted by Jim. [Shelby Daily Globe: 05 June 1914]

Feighner, Mariah -- Died, March 2d., 1874, at her residence, of cancer, Miss Mariah Feighner, aged 56 years, 7 months and 7 days. Miss Feighner was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for nearly 40 years. She died in the full hope of the Christian faith. She bore her afflictions, though very severe, with Christian fortitude and resignation to her Master's will. Funeral sermon by Rev. D.I. Foust, at the Sheriff Church, March 3d., 1874. [Shelby Independent News: 12 March 1874, Vol. 6, No. 20]

Feighner, Sarah A.

Feilding, John -- bur. 12/25/1879 at Mansfield Cem., 65y, 10m;  spinal   [Richland Shield & Banner: 10 January 1880]

Feisley, Amos -- Amos Feisley died Monday afternoon about 3 o'clock at his home, three miles north of the city. He was 30 years of age and leaves two children. The cause of his death was pneumonia with which he has been ill about ten days. He moved to this city about two years ago from Monroe County and has been in the employ of the Barnes Manufacturing company. His wife was burned to death about two years ago in Monroe County. Funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the church of the Believers in Christ at he corner of South Diamond and Second Streets, conducted by the Rev. Henry Schwier. [Mansfield News: 07 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 57]

Felber, Katherine -- 61Y; d. 10/21/1954 at Peoples' Hosp.; b. 6/24/1893 at Hungary; w/o Steve; bur. Mansfield Cem. [Mansfield News Journal: 21 October 1954]

Felger, George -- Mansfield, March 25. George Felger, a P.F. brakeman, fell from his train at Wooster yesterday between the cars and was literally ground to atoms. Felger has only been a brakeman for a few days and his home is at Crestline. He is unmarried. -- [Mansfield Evening News: 25 March 1890, Vol. 6, No. 16]

Fell, George -- Tuesday. George Fell, a brakeman on the 5th. section of P.F. Freight Train No. 93, fell from the top of the train between the cars at mile post 139, east of Millbrook at 12 o'clock last night. The entire train, except three cars, passed over him. He was cut in two and part of the body was dragged along the track by the train until it could not be recognized as part of the body of a man. The remains were taken to Wooster and left in charge of the agent. Fell is thirty-two years of age and unmarried. His home is at Crestline and the remains will be conveyed to that place today. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 29 March 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 45]

Feltner, Loney -- d. 7/24/1869 at Mansfield; 2y, 9m, 15d; b. Ohio; c/o Jno. & Doreah Feltner [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Felton, David -- Died, in Mansfield on the 28th. inst. (March 28, 1824), he was the son of John Felton, Huron Co., Ohio, aged 17 years. [Mansfield Gazette: 01 April 1824. From Abstracts of Richland County, Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825. Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

Fenchel, Rinhold -- 77Y; d. 1/22/1952 at home; b. 4/30/1874 at Germany; Fireman at Leland Hotel (Mansfield); mem. Grace Gospel Church; bur. Bellville Cem. [Mansfield News: 23 January 1952]

Fenner, ---- -- d. 7/26/1867 at Plymouth Twp.; single; 3d; b. Plymouth Twp.; c/o Cornelius & Sarah Fenner; white; cause: "direct"; res. Plymouth Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fenner, Carrie Elizabeth -- DIED -- At Plymouth, Feb. 23d., Carrie Elizabeth, infant daughter of Will A. & Rebecca Fenner, aged 5 months and 24 days. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 06 March 1884, Vol. 34, No. 16]

Fenner, Elizabeth -- Mrs. Elizabeth Fenner, wife of Samuel Fenner, of near Plymouth, died Thanksgiving. The funeral took place at 10:00 Saturday morning. [Mansfield Herald: 05 December 1889, Vol. 40, No. 3]

Fenner, Felix T. -- PLYMOUTH -- Felix T. Fenner, a prosperous farmer living near town, died Monday. He was widely known as one of the pillars of the Lutheran Church, and was noted for the interest he manifested in all benevolent enterprises. Funeral at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lutheran Church. Mr. & Mrs. S.B. Day and Mrs. L.R. Dronberger of Mansfield attended the funeral. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 45]

Fenner, Mary Elizabeth -- Mary Elizabeth Fenner was born in this, Plymouth Township, on what is now known as the George A. Hills farm, January 5th., 1829, and died June 18th., 1915. Early in life she united with the English Lutheran Church of Plymouth. She remained a member thereof until her death. On April 4th., 1848, she was married to Felix T. Fenner. Four children were born of this marriage, Mrs. Sarah J. Barr, now of Brocton, N.Y., Mrs. Clara Wilson, Mrs. Dora Searle, and Henry L. Fenner, all deceased. A few years after marriage Mr. & Mrs. Fenner moved upon this farm where Mrs. Fenner died June 18th., 1915, at the age of 86 years, four months and twenty-three days. Mrs. Fenner came of a long-lived family, four brothers and sisters having passed their 83rd. birthday, one of whom, a sister, Mrs. S.M. Gunsaullus, still surviving, will be 84 years of age one month from this day. For many years the deceased was seriously afflicted with impaired eyesight, gradually intensifying until total blindness came upon her in 1906. From infancy to old age she resided in the neighborhood of her birth. She was one of the strong characters among the last reared in the school of the pioneer. She had her share of hardships, but the moral fiber was not lacking. She reared her children that they were known of men and had many friends. Her sufferings are over and her labors are ended. Certainly none would wish for her return. The funeral services were held from the late home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G.C. Smith, pastor of the Lutheran church. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. -- [Plymouth Advertiser: 26 June 1915, Vol. 62, No. 31]

Fensch, Carl -- d. 1/23/1913;  res. 174 Newman St., Mansfield;  h/o Malvina  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  06 February 1913]

Fensch, Carl -- Carl Fensch, mention of whose death was given in Friday's Shield, was born in Germany, Nov. 29, 1881.  He served in the German army during the Austrian war and participated in the battles of Gitschin and Koeniggraetz.  He also served in the Franco-Prussian war and participated in the battles of Gravelotte, Noisoille, Arth__nay, Orleans, LeMans and took part in the siege of Metz.  Mr. Fensch came to the U.S. in October, 1873, removing immediately to Mansfield where he has since resided.  He entered the employ of the Aultman and Taylor Company in May, 1874 and remained in the employ of this company for 38 years and eight months.  The deceased was a member of the St. John's Evangelical Church, the I.O.O.F., Richland Lodge, No. 161, the I.O.O.F., the Aultman and Taylor Benefit Association and the German Pioneers.  He is survived by his wife and one son, Charles F. Fensch of this city.  He also leaves one sister in Germany and three grandchildren.  Funeral from the St. John's Evangelical Church, Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  [Mansfield (OH) Shield: 25 January 1913]

Fensch, Edwin A. -- aka:  Dr. Edwin A. Fensch;  d. 11/1/1995;  mem. St. Johns UCC  [St. John's U.C.C. 1995 Annual Congregational Record, p. 14]

Ferek, Dorothy Waldman -- Former Mansfielder Mrs. Dorothy Waldman Ferek, 53, of Cleveland, died at St. Vincent Hospital in Cleveland yesterday morning following a 10-month illness. Mrs. Ferek is survived by her husband, Frank, and her son, Frank Jr., both of Cleveland; four sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Robinson, Mrs. Margaret Lehr, Mrs. Virginia Lorentz, and Mrs. Florene Rutherford, all of Mansfield; two brothers, Harry and Howard Waldman, also of Mansfield and several nieces and nephews. Requiem Mass will be conducted tomorrow at Lady of Lourdes Parish in Cleveland. Friends may call at the Marek Funeral Home in Cleveland. Submitted by Mike. [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL: 21 August 1970]

Ferguson, ---- -- Monday. The four-months-old child of Wm. H. Ferguson and wife, of Orange Street, died yesterday morning. The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 23 June 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 6]

Ferguson, ---- -- bur. 5/1886 at Mansfield Cem., still born  [Mansfield Herald:  15 July 1886]

Ferguson, Almira -- Following a long illness, Mrs. Almira Ferguson died Friday evening of last week at her home in Newville, at the advanced age of 80 years. The funeral and burial were held Sunday afternoon at Pleasant Valley. [Richland County Leader: 18 February 1921, Vol. 2, No. 10]

Ferguson, Charles H. -- 56Y; d. 5/19/1956 at home, Bellville; b. Elwood, IN; WWI veteran; h/o Mildred; bur. Bellville Cem. [MNJ 5/19/1956]

Ferguson, Ellen Crooks -- Mrs. Ellen Crooks Ferguson, aged 76, died at the family home northwest of Shelby, Wednesday. (Mansfield News, Thursday, January 20, 1910) Submitted by Gary

Ferguson, Gerald L. -- Gerald L. Ferguson, 50, Dies Unexpectedly --- Gerald L. Ferguson, 50, died unexpectedly at the family home, 373 South Diamond St. He was born October 15, 1908 in Mansfield where he spent his entire life. He was employed at the Mansfield Printing Co. for 25 years, and was a press operator. He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Venus Lodge 152, F & A.M. Mansfield Chapter No. 26, and Mansfield Council No. 94. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Lindecker Ferguson; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Nelson at home; his mother Mrs. Grace Hollister of 381 West Fifth St., and a brother, Dale Hollister, also of 381 West Fifth St. The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. by his pastor, the Rev. Harold L. Konz. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening. Venus Lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Submitted by Gary. [Mansfield News Journal: __ June 1959]

Ferguson, Henriette -- DIES AT HOME - Mrs. Ferguson, 73, Succumbs After Lingering Illness - SHELBY - Mrs. Henriette Ferguson, 73, Richland county native, died Sunday at her home, northwest of Shelby, following a lingering illness. Born in Plymouth township Dec. 1, 1866, Mrs. Ferguson had lived in the county her entire life.   Surviving are her husband, Daniel; a daughter, Mrs. Jennie May of Shelby, a grandson, Danil Mellick of Shelby and a great grandson, Daniel Mellick Jr., of Shelby. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. W.L. Peters, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the Sutter funeral home in Shelby Tuesday afternoon or evening. (Mansfield News Journal, Monday, January 29, 1940) Submitted by Gary.

Ferguson James -- Tuesday. James Ferguson, an old soldier from this county, committed suicide at the Soldiers' Home at Sandusky yesterday by hanging himself. He was 75 years of age and formerly lived near Lexington. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 08 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 12]

Ferguson, James -- a well-known farmer and life-long resident of Richland county, died Saturday afternoon about 3 o'clock at his home three and a half miles west of the city on Park avenue west road. He had sustained several strokes of paralysis during the past week, and another stroke Saturday resulted in his death. He was born Feb. 11, 1845, in Washington township, and had resided in that section until a few years ago. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John McIntyre of Lexington, Mrs. O.F. Garver, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Charles Kimmel, and Misses Nettie and Alice Ferguson at home, and two sons, John and Kenneth, who reside on the home farm. Five sisters, Mrs. J.J. Dean, of Mansfield, Mrs. John Longshore, of Lima, Mrs. Irwin Beattie, of Allens, Mich., Mrs. Ella Dean, of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Nettie Brown, of Bonita, Kan., and one brother, Luceurgus Ferguson, of Canon City, Col., also survive him. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock from his late home, conducted by the Rev. L. E. H. Smith of the United Presbyterian church. Interment in the Lexington cemetery. (Mansfield News, Monday, July 13, 1914) Submitted by Gary.

Ferguson, James -- Lexington. James Ferguson, another member of Conger Post, G.A.R., has heard the last drum tap, the last reveille. He died Thursday at his home a few miles northeast of here, aged 71 years and Saturday afternoon the aged veteran was laid to rest in the Lexington cemetery in which the flowers exhale their fragrances over the graves of 41 heroes of the civil war. He was buried with military honors. The roster of Company I, 120th. O.V.I. shows that he enlisted in August, 1862, was captured in action at Jackson, Miss., May 24, 1863; returned Nov. 26, 1863; was captured again May 3, 1864 at Snaggy Point on the Red River in Louisiana; mustered out in July, 1865. His massive and commanding presence will be missed at the campfires and he was always on Memorial Day assigned the honor of carrying aloft Old Glory under whose starry folds he so bravely fought. His wife and two sons and three daughters survive him. [Semi-Weekly News: 03 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 62]

Ferguson, James -- James Furgeson [sic.], an old resident of Washington Township, was buried Saturday, July 31, at Lexington. Mr. Ferguson was about 72 years of age. He was a member of Co. I., 120th. O.V.I. His funeral was attended by 10 of his old comrades, six of whom were pall bearers. The funeral was under the auspices of Conger Post, G.A.R. of Lexington. [Semi-Weekly News: 03 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 62]

Ferguson, John -- d. 12/20/1869 at Mansfield; 20y, 5m, 20d; b. Mansfield; laborer; cause: scarlet fever; res. Mansfield [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Ferguson, John P. -- Monday -- John P. Ferguson died at his home, four miles northwest of the city, Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, aged 79 years. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 18 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 49]

Ferguson, Josie -- Lexington. The 10-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Ferguson of Washington Township, was buried in the Lexington Cemetery, Friday. [Semi-Weekly News: 08 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 73]

Ferguson, Josie -- Sandy Hill. Josie, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Ferguson, aged 9 years, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, and was interred the following Friday. Another daughter, Miss Maggie, aged 18 years, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 8, and was interred Wednesday forenoon in the Lexington Cemetery. The family have the sympathy of their many friends in their double bereavement. [Semi-Weekly News: 11 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 74]

Ferguson, Kenneth W. -- 68, of 161 Sturges Ave., died Sunday evening at Peoples Hospital following several weeks of illness. He was born August 2, 1900 in Richland County. Mr. Ferguson was a retired welder for the Westinghouse Electric Corp., and a member of the Central United Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Amvets, and the Order of Owls. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. Survivors are his wife, Mary O. Laughbaum Ferguson; two daughters, Mrs. Rollin Heidelbaugh of Lexington, RD 8, and Mrs. Victor Smith of 1910 Springmill Rd., and five grandchildren. The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. by Rev. Wilbur B. Meiser. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. The American Legion will hold military rites at graveside. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. (Mansfield News Journal, Monday, January 6, 1969) Submitted by Gary

Ferguson, Leona D. -- d. 1/1885, scarlet fever;  9m, 9d;  bur. Mansfield Cem.   [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Ferguson, Maggie

Ferguson, Maggie -- Sandy Hill. Josie, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Ferguson, aged 9 years, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, and was interred the following Friday. Another daughter, Miss Maggie, aged 18 years, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 8, and was interred Wednesday forenoon in the Lexington Cemetery. The family have the sympathy of their many friends in their double bereavement. [Semi-Weekly News: 11 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 74]

Ferguson, Martha -- Lucas. Martha Ferguson died at her residence Wednesday morning, Jan. 24th. She had been an invalid for the past 25 years and had suffered more than human tongue can describe, but her spirit has taken its flight to the God who gave it. One son and two daughters survive her. Her husband departed this life while in the service of his country during the late rebellion. Funeral services were held Friday, at 10 o'clock, Rev. Farrow officiating. The surviving children have the sympathy of the entire community. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 27 January 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 37]

Ferguson, Mary Ozella Laughbaum -- Ferguson Services - MANSFIELD - Services for Mary Ozella Laughbaum Ferguson, 84, who died Thursday in Woodlawn Nursing Home, will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by Rev. Wilbur Meiser. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before services. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Central United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Mrs. Ferguson, formerly of 161 Sturges Ave., was born Jan. 13, 1902, in Crawford County. She was a life member of the Central United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rollin (Gloria) Heidlebaugh of Lexington and Mrs. Victor ( Linda) Smith of Mansfield; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Ferguson, and one son. (Mansfield News Journal, Friday, March 7, 1986) Submitted by Gary.

Ferguson, Maud Dillon -- 84, widow of Thomas B. Ferguson, died this morning at her home, 253 South Main St., after an extended illness. She was born near Mansfield Aug. 31, 1868, the daughter of David and Harriett Swisher Dillon, and lived all her life in this area. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Ferguson Calhoun, of Fan Francisco, Calif.; two grandsons, Lt. Barclay Calhoun of Cornado, Calif., and Marvin H. Calhoun of Cleveland; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Wappner funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday in charge of Rev. John G. Gensel, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran church. Burial will be in Lexington cemetery. Friends may call at the Wappner funeral home beginning tomorrow evening. The family has requested that flowers be omitted. (Mansfield News Journal, Friday, October 3, 1952) Submitted by Gary.

Ferguson, Mrs. J.P.

Ferguson, Mrs. Joseph -- Wednesday. Mrs. Joseph Ferguson died at her home, on North Sugar Street, this morning. The funeral will be held from the home of her son, Joseph Ferguson, on East Johns Street, Friday at 2 p.m. [Richland Shield & Banner: 29 December 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 33]

Ferguson, Mrs. William -- Pavonia, January 25 -- It is with a feeling of more than ordinary sadness that we chronicle the death of Mrs. Wm. Ferguson, which took place on the 16th.  The deceased was 72 years of age, and fifty-two of the years of her eventful life were spent in the Methodist church at Milton.  She might be truthfully called the mother of Methodism here, as she is one of the few who originally organized the society more than fifty years ago.  Mother Ferguson was a faithful friend, a tender mother and a consistent Christian.  She died in the hope of immortal glory.  Our sympathies are with the bereaved family.   [Mansfield Herald:  28 January 1886]

Ferguson, Prudence M. -- Friday. The remains of the late Prudence M. Ferguson were brought here last night from Jetmore, Kas., and were buried this afternoon from the United Presbyterian church. [Richland Shield & Banner: 04 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 50]

Ferguson, Rachel -- bur. 2/12/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  98y, 11m;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Ferguson, Richard R. -- 32, Was Westinghouse Employe - Richard R. Ferguson, 32, of 499 Van Buren street, died Tuesday evening at Mansfield General hospital after a brief illness. Born in Mansfield April 12, 1912, and spent his entire life here. He was employed at the Westinghouse plant for the past eight years and was a member of the First Christian Church. He was married to Opal Au, May 10, 1933 who survives with sons, Richard Jr., and John, one daughter, Loretta, his mother, Mrs. Grace Hollister and two brothers, Gerald and Dale, all of Mansfield. The body is at the Wappner funeral home where services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in charge of Rev. B.F. Hagelbarger. Burial will be at Windsor. (Mansfield News Journal, Wednesday, January 17, 1945) Submitted by Gary

Ferguson, S.E. -- d. 9/14/1869 at Weller Twp.; 18y, 10m, 24d; b. Weller Twp.; white; cause: typhoid fever; res. Weller Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Ferguson, Samuel -- Monday -- Samuel Ferguson died this morning at his home in Washington Twp., aged 80 years. Deceased was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and had resided in Washington Twp. 52 years. He was a subscriber to the SHIELD AND BANNER ever since he became a resident of Richland County. Additional information about the death of Mr. Ferguson appeared in the paper dated 25 April 1896 (Vol. LXXVIII, No. 50), as follows: The funeral services of Samuel Ferguson were held at his late residence Thursday, Apr. 16, by Rev. Foster. Samuel Ferguson was born in Allegheny County, Pa., Aug. 7, 1816. He came to Richland County in 1843 and married Margaret C. Glasgow May 2, 1844, who survives him. He leaves two sons and six daughters. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 11 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 48]

Ferguson, Sharon J. -- HOWARD - Sharon J. Ferguson, 68, of 22305 Beaver Road, Howard, died Saturday, November 12, 2005 at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus after a short illness. Born September 2, 1937 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of the late Gerald L. Ferguson and Ruth E. (Lindecker) Ferguson. She was a graduate of Mansfield Senior in 1955 and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a talented craftsperson and her friends and family were delighted with the numerous gifts handmade with love. She loved nature, animals, poetry, reading, antiques and crafting. She retired form First Federal Bank of Mt. Vernon and has most recently worked at K-Mart in Mt. Vernon. She is survived by a step brother and step sister-in-law, Greg and Johnnie Fisher of Galion; three step nieces, Kim (Fisher) Sievert, Beth Fisher and Amy (Fisher) Powell; a cousin, Bob and Marta Bolen of Hayesville and her precious dog, Murphy Ferguson. (Mansfield News Journal, November 12, 2005) Submitted by Gary.

Ferguson, Thomas -- The remains of Mr. Thomas Ferguson, for sixty years a resident of this county, but recently living in Fremont, Indiana, were brought to this city for interment last week.  Mr. Ferguson died on the 8th. inst., aged 90 years, 9 months and 19 days.  Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian church after which a large number of friends and acquaintances followed the remains to the Cemetery.  The deceased was highly respected for his many Christian virtues, and his reputation was that of a man of probity and honor.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 May 1877]

Ferguson, Velma -- Mansfield. Mrs. Velma Ferguson, 83, who resided here for the past three years with a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Buckingham of 410 W. Fourth St., died Jan. 18 at Mansfield General Hospital. Surviving are son James of Bloomington, O; another daughter Mrs. Pauline Gibson of New Vienna, O; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Littleton

Funeral Home in Sabina, O. Burial was in Sabina Cemetery. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Beth Moore (Mansfield News Journal 30 Jan 1971, p. 12)

Ferguson, William -- William Ferguson died on the 11th of November 1857. Mr. William Ferguson, a citizen of this city, was so severely injured at Lucas, on Thursday evening last, by a wheel falling upon his head, that he died on the following morning. He was engaged in erecting a water-tank on the Pl Ft. W. & C.R.R. when the lamentable accident occurred. He was a most estimable man - a worthy member of the Presbyterian Church - active in moral reforms - intelligent - a great reader, and honorable and upright in all his undertakings. His death is deplored not only by a devoted wife and beloved children, but by all who enjoyed his acquaintance. On Saturday last his remains were interred in Franklin township near where he formerly resided. Submitted by Kristi. [unknown newspaper: unknown date; Mr. Ferguson died on 11/11/1857]

Ferguson, William -- Distressing Accident - With unfeigned regret we are obliged this week to record the sudden and untimely death of one of our most worth citizens by accident, in the person of Mr. Wm Ferguson. - He had been for some time engaged in building water houses for the P. Ft. W. & C. Railroad, and on Thursday evening last, about 5 o'clock, while engaged with others in rising an iron shaft with a wheel at one end, upon the water house at Loudonville, by some mismanagement in the fastenings, it gave way when near the top, and falling upon Mr. Ferguson, so crushed his head that he died in a few hours after, insensible of his injury from the time he was stricken down. His remains were brought home next day to a deeply afflicted and almost inconsolable family, and on Saturday deposited in the family burying-ground in Weller Tp. - The deceased was a devoted and active member of the Presbyterian Church, and Superintendant of the Sabbath School. On Sabbath last he led the singing during the services of Rev. Burgett, who, remarking in his impressive sermon upon the uncertainty of our lives, said that, mayhap the arrow had already sped that was t o reach in death, some one of his then congregation - and so it was! We deeply sympathize, in common with his community, and the Church to which he was attached, with his afflicted wife and children and aged mother; yet in their sad bereavement they have the consolation of knowing that their loss is his gain. Submitted by Kristi. [unknown newspaper: unknown date; Mr. Ferguson died on 11/11/1857]

Ferguson, William -- Butler. William Ferguson, aged about 66 years, died rather unexpectedly Saturday night at his home near Newville. Deceased has always been a resident of the locality in which he died, and was never married. The funeral took place on Monday at 11 o'clock at Pleasant Valley. -- [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 04 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 10]

Ferguson, William -- Death Claims Barnes Worker - William Ferguson, 54, of 117 South Diamond Street, died Wednesday at General hospital after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Ferguson was born in Scotland March 18, 1893, coming to this country 25 years ago and to Mansfield nine years ago. He formerly lived at Mt. Vernon. Mr. Ferguson was employed at the Barnes Manufacturing company. He was a member of the Congregational church at Mt. Vernon. Surviving are his wife, Annie; three sons, David of Mt. Vernon, Paul and William jr., of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Trott, of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. May Caughenbaugh of Newark; two brothers, John of Titusville, Pa., and Joseph of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Rennie and Miss Rebecca Ferguson of Columbus, and one grandchild, Judy Ann Ferguson. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Miller and O'Bryan funeral home in Mt. Vernon in charge of Rev. J. W. Trexler. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon. Friends may call at the Wappner Funeral home until Saturday noon. Submitted by Suzie. [Mansfield News Journal: 24 April 1947, p. 21]

Ferguson, William -- Thursday. Wm. Ferguson, aged 65 years, died at his home, six miles northeast of the city, late yesterday afternoon. The interment will take place at Milton Cemetery tomorrow at 1 o'clock. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 20 June 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 5]

Ferguson, William Bentley -- William Bentley Ferguson died at his home, 179 Wayne Street, Monday evening at 5:30 o'clock.  He was aged 88 years, 2 months and 3 days.  Death was the result of a stroke of paralysis which he sustained a week ago.  Mr. Ferguson was born in Wheeling, W. Va., on Jan. 1, 1824, but had resided in this city for a great number of years.  He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Stambaugh in 1848.  He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Kate Paisley, who lived with her parents and took care of them.  Three children, two sons and one daughter, preceded their father in death.  By trade, the deceased was a blacksmith and tool dresser.  He united with the First Lutheran church under the pastorate of Dr. Firey more than 40 years ago.  Mr. Ferguson was one of the two surviving Mexican War veterans of Richland County, the other and only remaining one being Judge Dickey.  The funeral will be held from the late home at 1 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, and will be conducted by Rev. S.P. Long.  [Mansfield News Journal:  05 March 1912]

Fermado, John -- Newville.  John Fermado died Sunday and was buried Tuesday.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 February 1893]

Fermeadow, Sarah -- Butler. Mrs. Sarah Fermeadow, who resided for many years near Hemlock Falls, died Monday near Richwood. The remains were interred Wednesday at Caesarea in Washington Twp. -- [Bellville Messenger: 30 March 1906, Vol. 14, No. 9]

Fernyak, Eva -- Mrs. Eva Fernyak widow of Joseph Fernyak, died Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of her son, Charles Fernyak in East Mansfield. She was 86 years old. Mrs. Fernyak is survived by one son, two daughters, Mrs. Victor Stavenack and Miss Sophia Fernyak of this city, 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Friends asked to omit flowers. Submitted by Linda and Shirley [Monday 4 May 1925 p.12 Mansfield Democrat Journal]

Ferree, Jay -- 39Y; d. 7/2/1954 at Pittsburgh, PA; Mansfield native; s/o J.W. Ferree [Mansfield News Journal: 02 July 1954]

Ferree, Sarah (Crall)

Ferrell, Aubrey Cloyd -- 74Y; d. 1/11/1952 at home, Mansfield; b. 11/16/1877 at Richland Co.; bur. Mansfield Mem. Park [MNJ 1/12/1952] Retired plumber; h/o Grace Ropp [MNJ: 13 January 1952]

Ferrell, Lawrence -- Yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock a remarkable and somewhat mysterious accident occurred at Ganges, north of this city, by which Lawrence Ferrell, a prominent resident of that locality, and part owner of a sawmill at the village, lost his life in a shocking manner. The circumstances of the accident, as near as can be ascertained, are substantially as follows: Mr. Ferrell had stopped the engine and crawled in the pit directly under the saw in order to clean what is known as the saw belt. The space between the saw and the ground is about large enough to permit a man's body to move around. While engaged in this act an employee, whose name could not be ascertained, not knowing that Ferrell was in the mill, started the engine. Almost immediately the cries of Ferrell were heard and the engine was stopped, but too late to save his life, as his left arm had been almost entirely cut off near the shoulder. The injured man was extricated from his awful predicament and taken to his residence. Drs. Kester and Lybarger were summoned, who later commenced to dress the injury, the injured man dying during the operation. Ferrell was a married man, aged about 45 years, and leaves a large family. The funeral will take place from his late residence Sunday, at 2 o'clock. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 18 April 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 48]

Ferrell, Lugarda Jane Doolittle -- Shelby. Lugarda Jane Ferrel, 94, of 1757 Myers Road, died Saturday evening in the Heritage Care Center. She had been in failing health for the last seven months. She was born March 7, 1899, on a farm in Madison Township, Richland county, to Herbert O. and Artie J. Mottayaw Doolittle. Mrs. Ferrell attended Kent State Normal School and was a graduate of Ashland college. She retired in 1969 after teaching for 34 years. She taught at North view (Madison Township No. 2), Yankeetown (Madison Township No. 1). Hedges, Newman, John Simpson, Five Points and Union schools. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church where she had been a teacher of the adult Sunday School class for many years. She was a member of the Richland County Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of the Ganges Grange and Union Grange 1648 where she served as lecturer for many years. She received the Golden Sheaf certificate from the National Grange for continuous membership for more than 50 years. She had also been the advisor for the Sewing Sisters 4-H Club for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Janice Cooper of Shelby and Carolyn Flenner of Yuma, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Dewey Ferrell in 1974; a son-in-law. Darvin cooper in 1992; and four sisters, Ruby Doolittle, Marjorie Burkholder, Lois Heilman and Edith Bishop. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Turner funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Donald Cox, pastor of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Shiloh. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church or to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home. Submitted by Linda & Shirley) Typed by Janet. [Mansfield News Journal: March, 1993]

Ferrell, Mary R. -- 68Y; d. 11/28/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp. (DOA - heart attack at St. Mary's Church); b. 8/28/1887 at Hinton, WV; bur. Willoughby Catholic Cem. [MNJ 11/29/1955]

Ferrell, Mrs. Austin -- Lafayette. The wife of Austin Ferrell died very suddenly Monday morning. She was buried in Rome Cemetery Tuesday. The friends and neighbors extend their sympathy to Mr. Ferrell and family. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 18 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 52]

Ferrell, Roy

Ferris, Blanche E. -- Mrs. Blanche E. Ferris, 85, of 43 Raymond Ave., widow of E. D. Ferris, died 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Shelby Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness. Born in Swan, Ind. August 22, 1879, she had been a resident of Shelby 29 years and a member of the First Methodist Church. She is survived by two stepdaughters, Mrs. William Smith of Tenafly, N.J. and Mrs. Glen Kuhn of Plymouth-Springmill Rd; three stepsons, Walter Ferris of Newport News, Va., Faye Peebles of Casper, Wyo., and Guy Peebles of Bellaire, Tex.; seven step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren; and two brothers, Clyde Wilson of Ft. Morgan, Colo. and Charles Wilson of Crescent City, Calif. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dye Funeral Home. Rev. Stanley Shoemaker, pastor of her church, will officiate. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening. Submitted by Terry W. [DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Monday, July 26, 1965, page 1]

Ferris, Ellsworth D. -- Ellsworth D. Ferris, 69, died Thursday at 5:25 p.m. at the family home, 43 Raymond avenue, after an illness of three years. He was born May 16, 1878, in western Ohio, and lived in Shelby for 52 years. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Survivors include his widow, Blanche; three children, Mrs. Glen Kuhn of Jackson township, Mrs. William Smith of Tenafly, N.J., and Walter D. Ferris of Newport News, Va.; four granchildren and one brother, Claude, of Grover Hill. Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Dye Funeral home with Rev. J. A. Scott, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Oakland cemetert. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home any time. Submitted by Terry W. [DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Friday, September 12, 1947]

Ferris, Maude Leone (Wilson) -- Mrs. Maude Leon(e) (Wilson) Ferris, wife of E.D. Ferris of 43 Raymond avenue, passed away last night after a short illness, death being due to a complication of diseases. Mrs. Ferris was born in Van Wert county, Ohio, April 14, 1880 and was aged 51 years. She is survived by her husband, three children Mrs. R.W. Fewell of Detroit, Walter and Eunice at home; one sister Mrs. William Bowie of Mansfield; four brothers William Wilson of Shelby, Arthur of Shelby, Frank of Nebraska and Claude of New York state. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and was always a very ardent worker in the church. She was a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans and of the D. of A. The funeral service will be held from the Dick and Dye Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. G.W. Peters, pastor of the Methodist church. The interment will be made in the Oakland cemetery. Friends may call at the family home Sunday afternoon and Monday. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, November 28, 1931, page 1]

Fessler, Eliza -- Jackson Twp. Grandmother Fesler, formerly a resident of Jackson, died last week and was brought to Jackson for burial. She was laid to rest in St. Peter's church, London. She was the mother of Mrs. C.C. Laser and Mrs. George Dick, and Mrs. Leonard May, of Shelby. She was one of the pioneers of Jackson Township. [Semi-Weekly News: 25 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 51]

Fessler, Eliza -- Shelby. The remains of Mrs. Eliza Fessler, of Williams County, mother-in-law of George Dick and Len May, was brought here for burial Monday.  [Semi-Weekly News: 22 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 50]

Fetter, David M. -- David M. Fetter, 75, a former resident of 668 South Main St., died at the Grace Lutheran Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, after an extended illness. Mr. Fetter moved to San Antonio last November. He was born March 1, 1886, in Franzfield, Hungary, coming to this country in 1903. He was a retired moulder for the Tappan Co., a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, the GBU, Sons of Herman and the Eagles Lodge of Crestline. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Appolonce Engleman Fetter; one son, the Rev. M. David Fetter of San Antonio; four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren; two brothers, Michael Fetter and George Fetter of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Thresa Scherer and Mrs. Elizabeth Wachtel of Mansfield. The body will arrive Saturday evening at the Wappner Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Monday morning in charge of his pastor, the Rev. John R. Long. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Submitted by Mike. [Mansfield News Journal: 20 October 1961]

Fetter, George -- Geo. Fetter, who resides east of Mansfield, was killed Sunday afternoon by being blown to pieces by dynamite. He has for a number of years had charge of a stone quarry. Mr. Fetter kept dynamite in the blacksmith shop to use in the quarry and by some unknown cause it exploded and blew the top out of the shop. Mr. Fetter's head and arms were blown off. He was 47 years old. -- [Bellville Messenger: 12 October 1906, Vol. 14, No. 37]

Fetter, Mrs. Adam -- SHELBY. Mrs. Adam Fetter, living west of town, died Monday night at 2 a.m. of paralysis, aged 87 years, the cause of her death being pneumonia. The funeral was held at the house Wednesday at 1 p.m., with services conducted by the Rev. Wilson. Interment at Oakland Cemetery. [Semi-Weekly News: 15 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 83]

Few, Laura -- Wednesday -- John Y. Glessner went to Norwich this morning to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Laura Few, who died Tuesday, aged 75 years. Mrs. Few was the only surviving sister of the late John Y. Glessner and she was quite well known in this city. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 25 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 50]

Fick, Charles W. -- bur. 4/23/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  30y, 10m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Fickel, Anna -- Tuesday. Miss Anna Fickel died yesterday morning at the home of her father, south of the city, of consumption. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 29 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 6]

Fickel, Emma D. -- Miss Emma D. Fickel, daughter of the late Capt. Henry H. Fickel, died early Thursday morning at Gallipolis, where she had lived during the last thirteen years. Miss Fickel was 49 years old and was born and raised in this city. Miss Fickel is survived by two brothers, Geo. J. and Albert L. Fickel of this city, two sisters, Mrs. Willard Dickson of Rowland Avenue and Mrs. Carrie Richardson of Ashtabula. The body will be brought to this city for burial. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:30 at the home of Willard Dickson of Rowland Avenue conducted by Rev. S.P. Long. [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 11 February 1909]

Fickel, Florence -- 57Y; d. 2/25/1955 at home, Mansfield; b. 10/8/1897 near Mansfield; d/o John & Adeline (Hannan) Sites; bur. Mansfield Cem. [MNJ 2/24/1955]

Fickel, Walter S. -- Walter S. Fickel, son of Capt. H.H. Fickel, died at the family residence on the Newville road, Monday night at 7:30, aged 24 years. Mr. Fickel was brought home form Rochester, Pa., about four weeks ago, where he was employed as a motorman on the electric street railway. He was quite well known in Mansfield, having clerked for J.P. Hering for four years. [Semi-Weekly News: 29 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 9]

Fickes, ----

Fickes, ---- -- Wednesday. An infant son of Austin Fickes, of Cass Township, died yesterday. B.W. Fickes, of this city, will attend the funeral, which will be held at Ganges, at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 28 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 45]

Fickes, David -- Pavonia, July 25 -- James Furgeson, Esq., and David Fickes, two well-known and prominent citizens of Weller township, died last Tuesday.  They were both buried on Thursday, the former at Franklin Cemetery, the latter at Shenandoah.  'Squire James Ferguson was a victim of that fell destroyer -- consumption.  He was 43 years of age, a member of the M.E. church at Franklin.  He was also a member of the Grange and the G.A.R. post here.  Being a young man possessed of many good qualities of both heart and mind, he made himself useful in his day and generation.  His untimely, though long looked for death, will bring sorrow to many loving friends, and leave an aching void in many a fond and affectionate heart.  Mr. Fickes lived to be nearly four score years old and was one of the pioneers of Weller township.  [Mansfield Herald:  29 July 1886]

Fickle, ---- -- Woodville.  Died, Jan. 27, of pneumonia, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. George Fickle.  Funeral on Saturday following, Dr. H.L. Wiles officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 February 1893]

Fickle, Harry H. -- Woodville. Died, March 14th., at Cincinnati, of congestion of the liver, Harry Fickle, aged 24. His remains were brought home Monday morning. Funeral from his parent's home Tuesday afternoon. The remains were taken to the First Lutheran church, where his pastor, Dr. Wiles, conducted the service in the presence of a very large concourse of people. The floral offerings were large and fine, the graduating class of the Mansfield High School, of '86 (of which the deceased was a member) contributing a large and beautiful floral tribute of "Gates Ajar". -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 21 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 44]

Fickle, Harry H. -- Monday. Harry H. Fickle, aged about 24 years, died at Cincinnati at 6 o'clock Saturday evening. The deceased was a son of Capt. H.H. Fickle, who lives about one mile south of the city, and was attending a dental college in the above named city. He was a young man of promise and his death has cast a gloom over many of his old school friends in this city. The funeral will be held from the First English Lutheran church at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, the pastor of that church officiating. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 21 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 44]

Fiddler, ---- -- Sunday. The three-months-old child of John Fiddler, who resides on Willow Street died at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The funeral will take place from the family residence Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. [Richland Shield & Banner: 17 October 1891]

Fiddler, Elizabeth -- DIED -- At her home, Oct. 11th., Mrs. ELIZABETH FIDDLER, aged 76 years, 8 months and 6 days. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 18 October 1883, Vol. 33, No. 48]

Fidler, ---- -- The little babe daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Emory Fidler, last week Saturday, like a flower in the spring time soon withered and passed away, having died shortly after birth. It's body was buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery near Shiloh, Monday afternoon. -- [Plymouth Advertiser: 06 March 1915, Vol. 62, No. 16]

Fidler, ---- -- The five weeks old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Fidler, residing east of town, died Thursday morning, funeral being held Wednesday afternoon, interment being made in Mt. Hope Cemetery. -- [Plymouth Advertiser: 18 December 1915, Vol. 63, No. 4]

Fidler, Benjamin

Fidler, Charles Cantwell -- Charles Cantwell Fidler died at 5:08 Saturday afternoon at the Emergency hospital. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of the decedent’s brother, John Fidler, 33 Willow street, the same being private and the Rev. Dr. Oliver Baltzly, of St. Luke’s church, officiating. One year ago last August Mr. Fidler broke a lower limb which confined him in bed a long time from which injury he never recovered. Four weeks ago Charles was removed to the Emergency hospital, he then being a victim of typhoid pneumonia. He gradually improved and on Saturday felt better than for several days. It was thought the patient would recover when he was seized with heart failure and died in a few minutes after the attack. The deceased was born March 5, 1858. He was a tinner by occupation and well known in this city where he resided many years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hyatt: two sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Emma King, Miss Ida Fidler and John Fidler, of Willow street; James Huston Fidler of West Unity. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News: Monday, January 11, 1904]

Fidler, Jesse -- d. 1/14/1871 at Jackson Twp., consumption;  39y;  b. Pennsylvania;  farmer;  res. Jackson Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fidler, Jessee -- Mr. Jessee Fidler, of Jackson Twp., died on Sunday night, January 15th. [Shelby Independent News: 19 January 1871, Vol. 3, No. 12]

Fidler, Mary -- Saturday. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Fidler occurred on Thursday afternoon and was largely attended. Her age was 25 years, 8 months and 19 days. She was married to Mr. John Fidler over seven years ago. They have had three children, the youngest of whom died early in October. The deceased was an excellent woman and possessed many of those qualities of mind and heart which commanded the respect and confidence of all who knew her. Gentle in her nature, amiable in disposition, kind in manner and loving in her acts, she became the light and joy of the home as a faithful wife and devoted mother. She united with St. Luke's Lutheran church four years ago and was an exemplary member. The high esteem in which she was held by the members of this church as well as by her numerous friends in the city, is an evidence of her excellent character as a Christian woman and should be a source of consolation to sorrowing friends. [Richland Shield & Banner: 02 January 1892]

Fidler, Mary Ann -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Mary Ann Fidler, aged 57, wife of Benjamin Fidler, died at the family residence, 94 East Second Street, at 10 o'clock last evening.  The deceased had for a long time been afflicted with cancer, which caused her death and had been confined to her bed since March.  The deceased was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran church.  She leaves a husband and three children, who have the sympathy of the community.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Rev. D.W. Smith officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 July 1892]

Fidler, Mrs. Benjamin -- July 11. Mrs. Benjamin Fidler, at her home on East Second street, aged 59 years. Funeral services Wednesday, July 13, at 5 o’clock. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News: Monday, April 7, 1892]

Fidler, Mrs. John -- Tuesday. Mrs. John Fidler, aged about 25 years, died at 7:30 last night of consumption at her home on Willow Street. The deceased has been suffering from the disease which caused her death, for several years, although she was able to be on the streets Friday. She leaves a husband and two children. Mrs. Fidler was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, an exemplary lady and many friends mourn her early death. The funeral will take place from the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. D.W. Smith officiating. [Richland Shield & Banner: 26 December 1891]

Fiedler, Ida Lee -- Miss Ida Lee Fiedler died Saturday at her home in the Chalfern apartments. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. E. D. King and two nieces, Miss Edna Fiedler of this city and Mrs. F. K. Enzor of Columbus. Private funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the home by Rev. Arthur T. Reasoner. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News: Monday, April 7, 1919]

Fiedler, John L. -- STROKE OF PARALYSIS FATAL TO J. L. FIEDLER - Stricken Last Evening on Return to Home After Inspecting New Residence. - John L. Fiedler, subsistence officer at the Ohio State reformatory, sustained a stroke of paralysis early last evening, and died about 11 o’clock without having gained consciousness. Mr. Fiedler had telephoned during the afternoon to this sister, Mrs. Emma King at their home, 37 Rowland avenue, to prepare the evening meal earlier than usual as he desired to go to the new residence which he is building on Park avenue west. After partaking of the meal, he was apparently in good health and went to his new residence. He returned home about 7 o’clock, and complained of having severe pains in his head. Dr. G. T. Goodman was consulted. Mr. Fiedler went to the bath room, and it was while walking from the bath room to his room to go to bed about 8 o’clock that he was stricken. Dr. Goodman was called to the residence and gave medical attention, but Mr. Fiedler never rallied and died about 11 o’clock. For the past 19 years, Mr. Fiedler has been subsistence officer at the reformatory and he has had direct charge of preparing the meals for the many inmates of that institution. He is a past chancellor of Madison lodge No. 26, Knights of Pythias, and has long been active in that fraternal organization. For a long period of years he has held the officer of master of work, and has been in charge of the degree work. He is also a member of Venus lodge No. 152, F. and A. M. Mr. Fiedler was 56 years of age, and is survived by two daughters, Miss Edna Fiedler of this city and Mrs. Kelly Enzor of Columbus, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma D. King and Miss Ida L. Fiedler, both of this city. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News: Thursday, August 23, 1917]

Fields, Rachel M. -- d. 9/30/1868 at Mansfield; 1y; b. Mansfield; white; cause: consumption; res. Mansfield [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fightner, Isaac -- Friday. The 2-year-old child of Isaac Fightner, who resides seven miles north of the city, died early this morning. The funeral will take place from the Dunkard church, north of the city, tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock. [Richland Shield & Banner: 12 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 16]

Fike, ---- -- Bellville. Mrs. Fike, who has been living with her son, Tobias Fike, on Huron Street, after an illness of several weeks, died Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The funeral was held from the house Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. [Semi-Weekly News: 16 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 92]

Fike, Amos -- Amos Fike was born in Luzerne County, Pa., November 15, 1818, and came to Ohio with his parents at an early day, locating first in Wayne County and later on a farm two miles west of Butler. Was married to Barbara Mock, to whom was born three sons and one daughter, all living. Deceased was the eldest of a family of eleven children, all of whom have passed away with the exception of four sisters, Lydia Fike, Mrs. Julia Cramer and Mrs. Hettie Freehafer, of Butler, and Mrs. Rachel Freehafer, of Huntington, Ind. He died Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the home of his son, Tobias Fike, at Mansfield, aged 84 years, one month and 22 days. The funeral took place Saturday, conducted by the Salvation Army, and the remains were brought to Butler on No. 4, and taken to the German Lutheran cemetery, east of Butler, for interment. -- [Bellville Messenger: 15 January 1903, Vol. 11, No. 2]

Fike, Barbara -- Independence. Mrs. Barbara Fike, who resided around here for many years, died at Lexington on Saturday. -- [Bellville Star: 16 February 1888, Vol. 11, No. 21]

Fike, Ellen -- Mt. Olive. Mrs. Ellen Fike was buried at Worthington Chapel, February 15th. She died at her home in Hastings, Michigan, February 12th. Deceased was a daughter of Rev. Berry; was a consistent member of the United Brethren Church for several years. She leaves a husband and two small children, besides a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was largely attended, services conducted by Rev. Wagoner, of Lexington. -- [Bellville Star: 23 February 1882, Vol. 5, No. 21]

Fike, Frank H.

Fike, George -- George Fike, of Orrville (OH) died in a Cleveland hospital, where he had gone for an operation for cancer.  Mr. Fike conducted a general store here many years ago.  [Mansfield News:  22 May 1899]

Fike, Georgia D. -- Georgia D. Fike, aged 25 years, 3 months and 14 days, died at her home at 73 South Walnut Street, Monday morning at 5:15 o'clock.  Death was caused by pneumonia after an illness of three weeks.  She is survived by her mother and one brother, Clarence Fike.  Funeral Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the First Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. S.P. Long.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  10 February 1913]

Fike, Joseph -- Died, near Shenandoah, July 24th., Mr. Joseph Fike, aged 78 years.  [Ohio Liberal:  04 August 1881]

Fike, Lydia -- After suffering intensely for several months with consumption, Miss Lydia Fike died Sunday about 3:30 a.m. The funeral took place Monday at 2 p.m. from her late home on Narrow Street, Butler, and interment was made in the Bunker Hill Cemetery, at which church appropriate services were conducted by Rev. Jacob Montgomery, of Perrysville. Deceased was born in Killbuck, Wayne County, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1827, died July 30, 1905, aged 77 years, 8 months and 13 days. In her early womanhood she united with the German Lutheran church, but in recent years she became affiliated with the Bunker Hill Presbyterian church, remaining a faithful member until her death. She was of an unassuming nature, which, with her many good qualities, endeared herself to a host of friends and acquaintances. -- [Butler Enterprise: 04 August 1905, Vol. 17, No. 26]

Fike, Lydia -- Sunday morning at about 7 a.m. at her home on Narrow Street, Miss Lydia Fike after a prolonged illness of several months duration. Miss Fike was born in Holmes County, near Killbuck, Nov. 17, 1827, died July 30, 1905, aged 77 years, 8 months and 13 days. Miss Fike was a sister of the late Joshua Fike. Mrs. Julia Cramer and Mrs. Hettie Freehafer, the latter of whom lived with her in the same house on Narrow Street. The deceased became a member of the German Lutheran church in her early days, but a few years ago she became a member of the Presbyterian Church at Bunker Hill of which she remained a member until her death. The funeral was conducted on Monday at Bunker Hill by Rev. Montgomery, interment in cemetery near by. [Butler Times: 05 August 1905, Vol. XII, No. 50]

Fike, Margaret -- Bellville. Margaret Fike, an aged lady living on Huron Street, was found dead in bed Sunday morning. Her nieces' daughter, Josie Vanbuskirk, who has been living with her and going to school, and her friend, Myrtle Algire, were with her Saturday night. Miss Fike did not rise at the usual time and the girls becoming alarmed called their neighbors as they were afraid to enter the room alone. They entered and found that she had been dead several hours. Dr. Kelley was summoned and later Coroner Baughman, both of whom decided that death was caused from apoplexy. The funeral services were held at the Disciple church Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. A.E. Wrentmore. Interment in Bellville Cemetery. [Semi-Weekly News: 23 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 94]

Fike, Margaret -- Residents in the vicinity of Miss Margaret Fike's home were shocked Sunday morning on being apprised of her sudden death. She retired Saturday night in usual health and ere morning dawned was a corpse. The lady being subject to heart trouble, likely died during a smothering spell. Two young ladies who were at the home, became uneasy when Miss Fike failed to arise and being somewhat timid about going into the lady's apartments, called neighbors in, and then it was that her death was learned. Coroner Baughman was notified and on arriving late Sunday afternoon he held an inquest. The coroner's decision was that the deceased died of heart failure. Funeral services were held at the Disciple church Monday at 2 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. A.E. Wrentmore. Margaret Fike was born in Lancaster County, Pa., March 23, 1820 and was therefore at the time of her death 68 years of age. She came to Ohio with her parents in 1838, located near Bellville, and has resided in and near this place ever since. She became a member of the Christian church when young. By her energy and industry she gained a home and a competence. If she were able to speak now she would ask all to shun her frailties and emulate her virtues, which she did not overestimate. [Bellville Messenger: 25 November 1897]

Fike, Mary -- The last Will of Mary Fike was probated.  D.K. Fike was appointed Executor.  Bond $2,800.  [Ohio Liberal:  07 November 1877]

Fike, Mary Ann -- d. 2/10/1873 at Mansfield;  single;  33y, 2m;  b. Ashland Co., Ohio;  white;  cause - consumption;  res. Mansfield - 2nd. Ward  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fike, Mary J. -- Butler. The interment of Mrs. Mary J. Fike, aged relict of Isaac Fike, whose death occurred at her home in Bellville, Sunday, took place Monday afternoon in the German cemetery east of town. [Semi-Weekly News: 19 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 93]

Fike, Reuben -- Butler. Samuel Cramer, of Mt. Vernon, attended the funeral of Reuben Fike, Tuesday. [Semi-Weekly News: 15 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 5]

Fike, Reuben -- Butler. The many friends of Reuben Fike were shocked to hear of his unexpected death which occurred about 1:20 o'clock Sunday after only a few days' illness with an attack of kidney trouble. The funeral took place on Tuesday at 10 o'clock from the homestead east of town, the services being conducted by the Rev. W.A. Noling, assisted by the Rev. Wert, at the Bunker Hill church. Interment was made in the cemetery at that place. Deceased was born in Northumberland County, Pa., Dec. 22, 1822, and in the company of his parents emigrated to Ohio, when about four years of age, and settled in Wayne County. Seven years later the family removed to Richland County and located in Worthington Township, east of the present site of the Bunker Hill church, where they resided until a cabin had been erected on the tract of land which the father had secured about one and a half miles east of this place, and adjoining the farm where the deceased passed away. When he had reached his majority he started out in life equipped only with an ax and a mattock, with which he earned a sufficient sum of money to purchase the farm where he died. He was a self-made man in the full sense of the term, and the acquisitions to his wealth were made by the sweat of his brow and the brawn of his arm. March 10, 1861, at the age of 39 years, he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Bell, to whom was born six children, four of which together with the wife, survive him. He was a loving husband, a kind father and a good neighbor, and will be sadly missed in the home circle and the neighborhood in which he resided. [Semi-Weekly News: 15 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 5]

Fike, Tobias E. -- LEXINGTON -- Tobias E. Fike, an old resident of this place, died Monday, aged 73 years at his late home, three miles south of Lucas, death being due to hardening of the arteries. He is survived by his wife, one son, Thomas Fike of Mansfield; Mrs. George McLaughlin of Utica; one sister and one brother. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Overmyer of Lucas, at Pleasant Valley church, Wednesday afternoon. [Richland County Leader: 17 March 1922, Vol. 3, No. 13]

Fike, Wesley O. -- Wesley O. Fike, aged 49 years, died at his home at 73 South Walnut Street, Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock.  Mr. Fike is employed at the Aultman & Taylor Company and while working at this factory he became very sick about 4 o'clock Monday afternoon and was taken to his home in an ambulance.  He became gradually worse and died at 7:30.  He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Georgia B. Fike and one son, Clarence D. Fike, all of this city.  Funeral from the First Lutheran church, Thursday afternoon AT 1:30 o'clock conducted by the Rev. S.P. Long.  [Mansfield Shield:  21 January 1913]

Filch, ---- -- d. 9/25/1867 at Mansfield; 1m, 29d; res. Mansfield; c/o Henry S. & Elizabeth Filch; white; cause: cholera infantum; res. Mansfield [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Filch, Elizabeth V. -- d. 9/19/1867 at Mansfield; 30y; b. Brinerstrick, OH [sic]; cause: influenza; res. Mansfield [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Files, ----

Files, Mary -- d. 5/15/1869 at Jefferson Twp.; 52y, 5m, 8d; b. Vermont; no cause listed [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Filloon, John -- Independence. John Filloon, the man that fell over the rocks and was so seriously hurt the night of the 4th., died from the effect of his injuries last Saturday morning. Although his death was not expected he having surpassed all expectations in the way of getting better after his fall. The burial took place from his late home at Newville on Sunday and the remains were laid away in the St. John's Church Cemetery. Mr. Filloon, although a little wayward in some things, had many warm friends and his funeral was very largely attended. -- [Bellville Star: 19 July 1888, Vol. 11, No. 43]

Filson, E.A. -- DIED—At his late residence on South Main Street, Bellville, Ohio, Sunday, March 24th., 1895, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., after a lingering illness, Mr. E.A. Filson, aged sixty-three years, four months and twenty-three days.  The funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church by Rev. J.H. Deeds at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 26th., and were largely attended.  [Bellville Independent:  28 March 1895]

Filson, E.A. -- Mrs. Alice Stickney, of Chicago, Ill., is here on a visit, having been summoned to this place to attend the funeral of her father, Mr. E.A. Filson.  [Bellville Independent:  11 April 1895]

Finacle, David -- Wednesday. David Finacle, aged about 80 years, died very suddenly at his home in Shelby early this morning. Mr. Finacle had just arisen from eating a hearty breakfast when he fell over dead. A physician, who was called, pronounced the ailment heart disease. Mr. Finacle was quite well known in the northern part of the county and has several relatives living in this city, one of whom is Solomon Finacle, a brother, living on North Mulberry Street. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 21 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 22] *see also: obituary of David Finicle.

Finacle, George -- DIED -- Nov. 17th., George Finacle, aged 66 years, 3 months and 13 days. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 18 December 1884, Vol. 35, No. 5]

Finch, Leona -- 82Y; d. 3/6/1954 at home, Cleveland, OH: w/o Dr. Frank Finch [MNJ 3/10/1954]

Finch, Stephen -- AN ACCIDENT, Shiloh, O., July 19th., 1873. On Tuesday morning the 15th. inst., Stephen Finch, residing five miles East of Shiloh, left his home to go to town. By previous arrangement, one of his neighbors was to go with him -- a Mrs. Walton. After Mrs. Walton got into the buggy, the horse started on a brisk trot. A few rods further on at cross roads, it turned short off, contrary to the direction they wished to go, and threw Mrs. Walton out; she receiving a few bruises. Mr. Finch yet in the buggy, but at the foot of a small decent, he was dashed from his buggy, falling on his face and breast, and in an insensible condition, was carried to his son-in-laws, Mr. Wm. Powel. Doctors Starr and Clows were called immediately and rendered all assistance possible. Remaining insensible until Saturday morning the 19th., he died. It was supposed his spine was injured. The deceased was about sixty-six years of age. Another one of the first settlers of Bloominggrove Township gone. He will be remembered as an industrious and good citizen. -- J.Q.A.M. [Shelby Independent News: 31 July 1873, Vol. 5, No. 40]

Finerty, Mary B. - Mansfield. Funeral services for Mrs. Mary B. Finerty, 46, of 378 Greenlee Road, licensed practical nurse, wife of Woodrow Finerty will be conducted in the Finefrock Funeral Home Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Clifton Storm, pastor of Bethel Bible Church. Burial will be in the Mansfield Memorial Park. (Incomplete) Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Mary Anderson. (Mansfield News Journal; 21 August 1979, Tuesday, Pg. 9)

Finfrock, ---- -- Saturday.  The 9-months-old child of Ira Finfrock, died at the residence of Mrs. Josephine Crable, No. 47 Wood Street, shortly after 5 o'clock last evening.  The funeral will take place at 4:30 this evening.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 May 1892]

Finfrock, J.H. -- A telegram was received in this city last evening announcing the death of Dr. J.H. Finfrock, at Boise City, Idaho, yesterday morning. The deceased was about 57 years of age. He was born in Columbiana County and removed with his brother, the late M.V.B. Finfrock, to this city. Dr. Finfrock served through the war, after which he married Miss Anna McCullough, a daughter of the late Judge David McCullough and a sister of Mrs. W.K. Stevens, and removed to Laramie City, Wyoming. During the past summer Dr. Finfrock visited his many friends here, after which he went to Boise City, Idaho, to take charge of a surgical hospital and sanitarium. It is supposed that his death was due to heart disease, with which he had been suffering for many years. The deceased leaves two sons in the west, his wife having died about ten years ago, and a mother living at Dalton, Wayne County. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 11 November 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 25]

Finfrock, Martin Van Buren -- Dr. M.V.B. Finfrock died suddenly of spinal meningitis and paralysis of the brain at Mansfield, last Saturday. -- [Worthington Enterprise: 12 June 1890, Vol. II, No. 28]

Finfrock, Martin Van Buren -- Martin Van Buren Finfrock died suddenly at his home, No. 17 Bowman street, at 12 noon Saturday, of spinal meningitis and paralysis of the brain. Symptoms of the disease made their appearance on Sunday last but no serious result was anticipated until Friday when he was compelled to seek his bed. Since that hour he grew rapidly worse until his decease, which was a startling surprise to the community. Mr. Finfrock was well and favorably known in this city and throughout the county. He was born in Madison township, September 10th., 1838, and was married to Lydia E. Keller, April 25th., 1864. Three children: Ira E., Emma May and Grace Maud were the children born to them, all of whom, and the wife, survive. Mr. Finfrock has been engaged in the drug business in this city for perhaps twenty years. At the time of his death he was a trustee of the First Congregational church, and for many years had been a member of Venus Lodge, No. 152, F. & A.M., which organization will participate in the funeral services. Mr. Hubbell will officiate. From an intimate acquaintanceship with Dr. Finfrock, covering a decade and a half, we can say with truth that he was an upright, conscientious Christian gentleman, respected and trusted by all with whom he came in contact. Mrs. Murphy, Mr. Finfrock's mother; a half brother and a cousin, of Trenton, Mo., have arrived, and Jos. Walters, his brother-in-law and old partner, with his wife, of Tiffin, came Monday. Dr. Finfrock, a brother, of Laramie, Wyoming, reached here early this morning. The funeral of M.V.B. Finfrock took place Tuesday at 3 p.m. from his late residence on Bowman street under Masonic auspices. It was very largely attended. -- [MANSFIELD HERALD (Mansfield): 12 June 1890, Vol. 40, No. 30]

Finfrock, Martin Van Buren -- The announcement of the death of M.V.B. Finfrock at noon to-day, will be received with profound sorrow by the people of Mansfield. After an illness of less than a week, a life of usefulness, both in private and to the public, is claimed by Death's reaper. Mr. Finfrock has applied himself assiduously to business for the past 16 years and an over-worked brain induced paralysis of that organ which was first observed Sunday. Wednesday evening he was compelled to retire to bed from which it was destined that he should no arise. He gradually sank lower and lower until this morning when his life was despaired of. Yesterday he suffered three slight shocks of paralysis, which first affected the face and gradually extended over the body until about 10 o'clock last night when he became unconscious in which condition he remained until death ended his suffering at 12 o'clock today. Martin Van Buren Finfrock, a son of Jonathan Finfrock, was born in Madison Township, near the Oakland Church on the Olivesburg Road, Sept. 10, 1838. Soon after he came to Mansfield and embarked in the drug trade and, as before stated, has constantly been engaged in that business. His death is mourned by the wife and three children, Ira E. Finfrock, Mrs. Emma M. Bennett and Grace M. Finfrock. His mother, Mrs. Mary A. Hayes, resides at Oregon, Mo., and his only full brother, Dr. J.H. Finfrock, is located at Laramie, Wash. There are several half-brothers and a half-sister. Those who reside at a distance were notified this morning that the end was near. That Mr. Finfrock's life was a useful one is attested by the fact that for six years he was a member of the board of education during all of which time he was the treasurer of that body. He also served two years in the city council. Recently he was elected a trustee of the Congregational Church. He was a member of Venus Lodge, No. 152, F. & A.M. and his funeral will be conducted in accordance with the Masonic ritual. As a husband and father, he was kind, indulgent and devoted. As a neighbor he was obliging and well beloved. As a citizen he was held in universal esteem. As a Mason, he fulfilled the teachings of the order, was a past worshipful master, and since last December, secretary of Venus Lodge. No time has yet been fixed for the funeral which will occur from the late residence, 17 North Bowman. A telegram from his mother states that she is en route for Mansfield and is brother is also expected, so that the time will not be fixed to-day. -- [Mansfield Evening News: 07 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 80] *An additional obituary can be found in the 14 June 1890 edition of the Richland Shield & Banner.

Finical, Solomon

Finicle, David -- Shelby. David Finicle, an old resident of this city, died at 7 o'clock this morning. Funeral services in charge of the Masons, will be conducted at the house at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 21 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 22] *see also: obituary of David Finacle.

Finicle, David -- David Finicle was born in Perry County, Pennsylvani, April 20, 1816, and died October 18, 1893, aged 77 years, 5 months and 28 days. Rev. M.L. Wilhelm conducted services in the Lutheran Church and the Masonic fraternity attended as a lodge and had a service at the cemetery. In 1822 he moved with his parents near Carlisle, Pa., where he lived until 1836, when he came with his parents to Ohio and lived part of a year in London, Jackson Twp. He then came to Shelby and settled down and done business for himself at the age of 21 as a tailor and worked at the trade until 1855. He was married to Margaret Hershiser, September 13, 1838. There was born to them seven children, two sons and five daughters, all living but one daughter. In 1855 they moved on a farm southeast of Shelby. His health failed and in the fall of 1870 he and his wife went to California for health. In 1874 he moved to Shelby, where he lived until his death. His is one of a family of eight children, five brothers and three sisters, of whom one brother is now living. He had twenty grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He experienced religion in early life and was a member of the Lutheran Church. He has not been able to attend church for a few years on account of ill health. He was an every day Christian, upright and honest in all his dealings. He leaves behind him a devoted Christian wife and six children to mourn his loss, but their loss is his gain. By his death another home circle has been broken, but let us hope that the circle has only been transferred to that "brighter and better land", where in a few short years at best his children and loved ones will join him and forever be together and at rest in the joy of their eternal home. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 28 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 23]

Finicle, Maria E. -- d. 6/3/1870 at Franklin Twp., consumption;  26y, 2m, 23d;  single;  b. Richland Co.;  d/o Henry & Margaret Ann (Shade) Finicle;  res. Richland Co. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Finicle, Mrs. -- Monday. Mrs. Finicle, mother of Mrs. Jacob Fisher, of this city, died of pneumonia at her home six miles north of the city, Saturday evening, at 5 o'clock. The funeral will be held at the house at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment at Clay church cemetery. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 28 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 45]

Finicle, Mrs. Sol. -- After a short illness, Mrs. Sol. Finicle died unexpectedly Saturday morning at her late residence six miles northwest of the city, at the age of 55. The funeral took place from the house Monday and interment was in the Mansfield Cemetery. [Mansfield Herald: 25 December 1890, Vol. 41, No. 6]

Finicle, Mrs. Sol. -- Saturday. Mrs. Sol. Finicle died this morning at 5 o'clock at her late residence, six miles northwest of this city, aged about 55 years. Mrs. Finicle had been ill but a short time and her death was unexpected. The funeral services will take place at the house at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 27 December 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 32]

Finicle, Solomon -- Died, December 3rd., 1873, Mr. Solomon Finicle, aged 87 years, 9 months and 25 days. Father Finicle was a member of the Lutheran Church, but on account of his age and feebleness was unable to attend church for a number of years. He was laid to rest in the Sheriff Cemetery on the 5th. inst., attended by his four sons with their families, and many other sympathizing friends. The kindness and care of his boys, and especially the untiring nursing of Mrs. George Finicle, at whose house he died, were a great comfort in his declining years. The funeral discourse was delivered in the Sheriff Church by Rev. D.I. Foust. [Shelby Independent News: 11 December 1873, Vol. 6, No. 7]

Finkbinder, Levi -- d. 8/18/1871 at Weller Twp.;  2m;  b. Richland Co.;  white;  no cause of death listed;  res. Weller Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Finkenbiner, Levi -- DIED -- In Jackson Twp., October 21st., 1871, LEVI FINKENBINER, aged 33 years, 10 months and 28 days. He departed with Christian faith, endured the afflictions that ended his life. A widow and family of children are left in sadness to mourn. The remains were interred at London Church. Services were held attended by a very large congregation. – [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS: 02 November 1871, Vol. 4, No. 1]

Finley, Karl E. -- 64Y; d. 12/19/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp. (heart attack) b. 1/11/1891 at Gridley, KS; h/o Mary O. Drumm; bur. Mansfield Cem. [MNJ 12/20/1955]

Finley, L.H. -- Bellville. The Rev. L.H. Finley died of consumption at 11 o'clock Tuesday forenoon at his home on Markley Street. He was in his 29th. year. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church Friday at 11 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. C.S. Cliffe, of Galion. Deceased leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss. Interment in Bellville Cemetery. [Semi-Weekly News: 02 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 88]

Finley, Mary -- Word was received in the city this morning of the death of Dr. Mary Jordan Finley, who was a former well known Mansfield woman.  Dr. Finley had been confined for the past two months in a hospital at Philadelphia where she died Monday evening.  Death was due to a fever she had contracted while in Mexico.  Dr. Finley has a large circle of friends in this city and in fact over the northern part of the state.  She was a woman of wonderful intellect and personality taking an active part in woman's interests and social welfare.  She practiced medicine in Mansfield for many years.  Leaving this city about ten years ago she went south to Mexico where she took up her work again and with her usual success here she contracted the fever over three years ago which she was unable to shake off and which finally caused her death.  The body will be brought here for burial.  Dr. Finley constructed what is known as the Finley block on Park Avenue West.  The funeral arrangements have not been made as yet but will be announce in tomorrow's Shield.  The body will be brought to Mansfield for interment.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  17 December 1912]

Finney, ---- -- Saturday.  The six-months-old child of Rev. Thomas Finney, who came home from Egypt two weeks ago, died at the Finney family residence, two miles south of the city, yesterday afternoon.  The funeral took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 May 1892]

Finney, Alice -- Miss Alice Finney died March 23rd. After a short spell of sickness. Rev. W. Ballentine was called home from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to preach the funeral. [Bellville Independent: 04 April 1895]

Finney, Elijah -- d. 10/29/1870 at Madison Twp., palsy & heart disease;  71y, 5m, 3d;  b. Jefferson Co., Ohio;  res. Madison Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Finney, Elizabeth A. (Lindley) -- Died Feb. 27, 1889, at her home, one and one-half miles south-west of Mansfield on the Marion road, Elizabeth A. Finney, aged fifty-four years, five months and one day.  She was the daughter of Byron and Sarah Lindley of Springfield Township, this county, both now deceased, and the wife of James C. Finney, and her departure has brought deep sorrow and mourning to the bereaved family and immediate relative and cast a gloom over the entire community in which she lived.  Her disease was consumption, her sufferings at times were great but she bore all with a Christian resignation, at other times, she complained only of being tired and weary longing for the rest she was confident was in store for her, and urging those who gathered around her bed to prepare to meet her in the Home to which she was fast hastening, sending loving messages to absent friends and often repeating the promises God has given to those who believe on [sic.] Him.  <<spiritual message omitted>>  Early in life she united with the M.E. church at Mansfield, and later worshipped with her husband at the First Presbyterian church in the same place, but for many months she was unable to meet with God's people because of failing health, but when she was brought to meet death face to face, it was with that calm and composed mind, which characterizes the true believer.  She leaves a bereaved husband, one son and one daughter and many friends and neighbors who will sadly miss her love and loving counsel.  She was buried Saturday, March 2d. in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Meese of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. W.H. Vincent of the U.P. church.  [Mansfield Herald:  14 March 1889]

Finney, J. Merle -- 78Y; d. 3/28/1955 at home, Cleveland Heights, OH; b. 11/29/1877 near Mansfield; h/o Carrie Proctor [MNJ 3/29/1955]

Finney, J. Vern -- 74Y; Mansfield's first municipal court clerk; Former Richland Co. relief director; held numerous other public offices; d. 6/18/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.; b. 12/26/1879 on Finney Farm, Cook Road, Mansfield; h/o Dorothy Arnold; bur. Mansfield Cem. [Mansfield News Journal: 19 June 1954]

Finney, James -- Wednesday. James Finney, an old and respected resident of Springfield Township, died yesterday and will be buried at 10 o'clock tomorrow from his home. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 29 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 6]

Finney, James -- James Finney died at his home in Springfield Township Tuesday night.  [Mansfield Herald:  27 June 1889]

Finney, James P. -- Woodville.  With sorrow we record the death this week of James Finney, a kind neighbor and friend.  His sickness and death was the result of a sunstroke which he had a few days ago.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 August 1892]

Finney, James P. -- Thursday.  J.P. Finney, aged 30 years, a farmer residing about two miles southwest of the city, died yesterday.  Several weeks ago Mr. Finney sustained a sun stroke, which it is thought, caused his death.  He leaves a wife and three children.  Funeral tomorrow at 2 o'clock.  The deceased was a member of the U.P. Church.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 August 1892]

Finney, James C. -- James C. Finney, aged 75 years and 6 months, died Tuesday night at his home on the Marion Avenue road about a mile southwest of the city. He was born in the immediate vicinity of his late home, May 22, 1933, and lived there during his entire life. He is survived by one daughter, one son and two sisters and had a host of friends by whom he was held in the highest regard. Funeral services at the home Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. D. J. Meese. Burial in Mansfield Cemetery where his wife was buried Feb. 27. 1899. Submitted by Mike. [Mansfield News: 09 December 1908]

Finney, Joseph Oast Jr. -- Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Finney and their little son, Joseph Oast Finney, Jr., were struck by lightning at their home one mile south of Amoy during the storm Saturday night. The parents were rendered unconscious but recovered presently; but the little boy died in a few minutes. It was a terrible affair and one that brought sorrow to many hearts. The lightning struck the corner of the house, ran the full length of the porch, then followed a wire clothes line to an apple tree under which there was a large milk can. Little Joseph had been playing around under the tree and his father and mother were coming toward the tree, one with a bucket of milk and the other with a bucket of water when the stroke came. Mr. Finney doesn't know how long he was unconscious but when he recovered his faculties he immediately began to resuscitate his wife. He did not notice then that the child was also unconscious. When Mr. Finney was restored the parents discovered little Joseph lying under the tree unconscious, and both attempted to revive him. They carried him into the house, where he gasped a couple of times and died. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of their hosts of friends in their terrible loss. The child was aged two years, seven months and fourteen days and was a grandson of Joseph Finney, Sr., who lives west of the city on the state road. Funeral services were held at 12:30 o'clock today at the J.M. Finney residence, south of Amoy, and the interment was made in the Mansfield Cemetery. -- [Butler Enterprise: 18 August 1905, Vol. 17, No. 27 as reprinted from the Monday edition of the Mansfield Shield]

Finney, Joseph S. -- James C. Finney, on the Marion road, received a telegram this morning telling of the death of his brother, Joseph S. Finney, of Wabash, Ind., which occurred Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, Aug. 24. Mr. Finney was formerly of Mansfield. [Mansfield News: 26 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 150]

Finney, Lela -- bur. 2/1886 at Mansfield Cem., diphtheria;  4y, 6m  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Finney, Margaret

Finney, Maria -- Died at her residence on Lexington Avenue, May 29, 1892, Mrs. Maria Finney, widow of Elijah Finney, aged 86 years.  She was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, in 1807, moved to Richland County in 1816 and has been a resident of the county for more than 76 years.  She was converted in early life and united with the U.P. church and maintained a constant membership in it until her death, a period of over 76 years.  Mrs. Finney lived a noble, Christian life, and endeared herself to a large circle of friends by her devotion to the principles she professed.  Though meeting with many trials, she was never known to murmur or complain.  She leaves seven children, thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of friends, who will hold in reverence the noble life she has lived.  Funeral service were conducted by Rev. F.E. Foster at her late residence, No. 60 Lexington Avenue, today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 June 1892]

Finney, Martha -- Miss Martha Finney of this township, on Mon. the 23rd. ult., daughter of Mr. Robert Finney, aged about 21 years. [Mansfield Gazette: 02 September 1824. From Abstracts of Richland County, Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825. Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

Finney, Mary (Bell) -- Mrs. Mary B. Finney died at her home, three and a half miles south of the city, Friday evening, at 10:30 o'clock. Her maiden name was Mary E. Bell and she was a daughter of the late Robert Bell. Mrs. Finney was 38 years of age, was a widow and leaves four children. Funeral services Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Frank D. Findley, of the United Presbyterian Church. -- [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News: 01 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 90]

Finney, Mary (Bell) -- Alta. Saturday morning the community was much shocked at the death of Mrs. Mary Finney, a very highly respected lady who had a host of firm and sincere friends. Mrs. Finney and her son, Thomas, were stricken nearly two months ago with typhoid fever and both were improving, but with Mrs. Finney pneumonia set in and she passed quietly away at 10 o'clock Friday night. Mrs. Finney was an exemplary lady of a modest and retiring disposition and a grand Christian character, an earnest member of the U.P. church of Mansfield. She was a kind and indulgent mother and will be sadly missed by the four lonely children, whose father died several years ago. The funeral services held at her late residence last Monday were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Frank Findley. A large number of friends and neighbors met to pay a last respect and drop a tear of sympathy with the bereaved ones. The remains were interred in the Mansfield Cemetery. -- [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News: 01 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 90]

Finney, Mary (Bell) -- Lexington. Mrs. Mary B. Finney, whose death was announced, had been a member of Columbian Grange of Lexington since its organization and was an animating spirit in promoting its prosperity. Her voice was often heard in debate and she ever evinced the possession of the strong mentality and force of character for which the lady members of Columbian Grange have well merited prestige. Combined with her intellectual qualities she had fine social graces and her presence was ever a joy and inspiration to her associates in the grange and her death is very keenly deplored. -- [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News: 08 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 92]

Finney, Mary A. -- d. 12/30/1867 at Washington Twp.; 71y; b. Allegheny, Pa.; white; cause: stroke palsy; res. Washington Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Finney, Mary F. -- bur. 2/1886 at Mansfield Cem., diphtheria;  no age listed  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Finney, Mary L. -- Tuesday. Mrs. Mary L. Finney, aged 72 years, died at her home south of the city at 9 o'clock this morning. Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. [Richland Shield & Banner: 14 May 1892] Tuesday. Rev. T.J. Finney, the U.P. missionary to Egypt and family arrived home this afternoon to attend the bedside of his mother, Mrs. Mary L. Finney, who is seriously ill at her home two miles south of the city. Rev. Finney has been making his headquarters at Monsurrah, Egypt, until he received the message summoning him home. [Richland Shield & Banner: 14 May 1892]

Finney, Mrs. James -- Monday. Mrs. James Finney, aged 87 years, died at her home, five miles west of the city, on the West Fourth Street road, at 7 o'clock last evening. The death of Mrs. Finney is attributed to the prevailing epidemic, la grippe, and old age. The funeral will take place from her late residence at 10 o'clock, Wednesday morning.  [Richland Shield & Banner: 25 April 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 49]

Finney, Mrs. James -- Mrs. James Finney residing near the city died Wednesday.   [Mansfield Herald:  07 March 1889]

Finney, Nancy -- On the 18th., Miss Nancy Finney, daughter of John Finney of Washington Twp., about 18 years. [Mansfield Gazette: 02 September 1824. From Abstracts of Richland County, Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825. Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

Finney, Roy E. -- d. 5/1/1956 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.; b. Springfield Twp.; Mansfield resident for many years; h/o Emma Blake; bur. River Cliff Cem., Mt. Gilead, OH [MNJ 5/2/1956]

Finney, S.R. -- bur. 2/1886 at Mansfield Cem., membranous croup;  ?y, 5m  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Finney, Samuel -- bur. 8/29/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  64y;  res. Madison Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1876]

Finney, Sarah T.

Finney, Sarah T. -- The funeral of Mrs. Sarah T. Finney took place Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the family residence on the Lexington avenue road. The Rev. F.B. Foster officiated. [Semi-Weekly News: 11 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 74]

Finney, Susanna -- d. 5/26/1868 at Washington Twp.; 68y; b. Pennsylvania; white; cause: inflammation of the bowels; res. Washington Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Finney, Tweed -- A little while after dark Saturday night Tweed Finney, the fifteen year old son of Johnson Finney, who resides about 2˝ miles south on the Lexington Road met with an accident that may result in his death.  While in the hay mow he suddenly plunged head foremost through the mow to the floor below, a distance of 12 feet.  He lighted on his head and suffered a severe concussion of the brain, from which he may die.  Dr. J.H. Craig was called and relieved the boy's sufferings as much as possible.  It is a wonder that his neck was not broken by the fall.  [Mansfield Herald:  07 February 1889]

Finney, William S. -- bur. 12/7/1877 at Mansfield Cem., murdered;  77y  [Ohio Liberal:  02 January 1878]

Finney, William S.  -- Last Thursday night, near midnight, one of the most horrible murders was committed at the residence of William S. Finney, residing three miles southwest of Mansfield, that has ever taken place in our county, and when the news reached the city Friday morning the excitement was intense.  An aged couple, Wm. S. Finney and wife, with their son, Jas. Finney, wife and five children, and a young man by the name of Emered Lindsey were the occupants of the residence on that fatal night.   The facts in the case show that Mr. Finney a few days previous to the murder had disposed of his hogs, and was supposed to have a hundred dollars or more, which, no doubt, led to the murder.  Marshal Lemon was notified of the horrible deed which had been perpetrated, near 7 o'clock Friday morning, and he at once proceeded to the of Wm. S. Finney.  When he arrived there a terrible spectacle met his gaze.  Out of a family of ten persons, five or six of whom were children, four had been terribly assaulted.  The old gentleman was dead, and his wife insensible, and James Finney and wife brutally beaten.  The weapon found in the premises, with which the deed had been committed, was a Springfield rifle, and from the fact of the stock being broken off, there is no doubt but what Mr. Finney met his death from a blow received on the right side of his head with the weapon in fact, this weapon wsa used all through the struggle by the murderer.  The murderer gained an entrance to the house by cutting out a pane of glass in a window in the kitchen.  James Finney was first aroused by the noise he heard in the room where his parents were sleeping, and thought that something was wrong, but he could not tell what.  His wife got up to go and see what was the matter with the old folds, but just as she went out of their bedroom she saw some person who she thought was Mr. Wm. S. Finney, but it proved to be the murderer, and he struck here with the gun, which felled her to the floor.  The murderer then attacked Mr. Jas. Finney, and struck at him several times, one of the blows striking him on the right side of the head above the eye.  Then a scuffle followed and Mr. Finney succeeded in capturing the gun from the murderer.  The fiend then went into the room of the old folks and got a light and seemed determined to find the rest of the inmates, as he was heard to exclaim, "Where are they?"  The young man, Emered Lindsey, by this time was up and at the head of the stairs shouted out, "Where is my revolver?"  This seemed to have scared the villain for he then left.  Thus it will be seen that the guilty fiend did not get the money that he coveted.  After Marshal Lemon had carefully examined the condition of those inside of the residence, he thought the next thing would be to ascertain who was the person that had done the deed.  A light fall of snow during the night assisted him in his undertaking, for he was soon on the track of the murderer, and on going through a wheat field, not far from the house, he found a lantern thrown away by the murderer.  He followed the tracks to within twenty or thirty steps of the residence of Edward Webb (husband of Elsie Webb), who resides on Pine Street, in the First Ward, where he found the murderer at home.  He arrested him about the time the school bells were ringing for school, and locked him up in the Cooler.    *More about this murder and the investigation can be found in the original paper.  [Ohio Liberal:  12 December 1877]

Finnicle, John  -- Lexington. The death of Mr. John Finnicle will be regretted by our people. Mr. Finnicle shipped one car load of stock from here each week for the past two years. [Mansfield Weekly News: 03 November 1887, Vol. 3, No. 51]

Finny, Mrs.

Fireoved, Eliza -- Shelby. Mrs. Eliza Fireoved, aged about 65, died Wednesday of paralysis at her home one mile east of London. The funeral was held Friday at London. [Semi-Weekly News: 10 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 73]

Fireoved, Solomon -- SOLOMON FIREOVED, aged 93, the oldest man in Cass Twp., died on the 15th. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and has drawn a pension for seventy years. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 21 June 1883, Vol. 33, No. 31]

Fireoved, Solomon -- Solomon Fireoved, of Shelby, died the 14th. inst., aged 93 years. He was an old soldier of the War of 1812; enlisted at Carlisle, Pa., in March 1814, in Captain George Handley's company, Colonel Fenton's regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers. He participated in the engagements at Chippewa Plains and Lunday Lane. He drew a pension for seventy years for his services in that war. -- [Bellville Star: 21 June 1883, Vol. 6, No. 37]

Fireovid, John R. -- Funeral services for John R. Fireovid, 67, of the Gruter Foundation, Wooster, and formerly of Shelby, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a. m. at the Turner Funeral Home by his pastor, the Rev. Carl L. Johnson. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Mr. Fireovid died unepectedly Wednesday evening in Wooster Community Hospital. He was born December 22, 1919, in Shelby and was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Shelby. He is survived by his mother, Marie Brock Fireovid of Shelby, two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Marilyn) Grauer and Mrs. Darwin (Lou Ellen) Sampsel both of Shelby, and one brother, Robert, of Philadelphia. He was preceded in death by his father, Landis Fireovid in 1966. Submitted by Mike. [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL: 01 February 1987]

Firey, John S. -- Dr. M.J. Firey, pastor of the First Lutheran church, received word today of the death of his brother, John S. Firey, at Topeka, Kan., and of the death of his brother-in-law, Philip Wingert, at Hagerstown, Md.  Dr. Firey left this  evening for Hagerstown, Md., where both funerals will be held.  [Mansfield News:  06 May 1899 as reprinted from the Cincinnati (OH) Commercial-Tribune]

First, ---- -- Lucas. The youngest child of E.E. First, late of Kansas, died on last Wednesday evening, aged about five months. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 18 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 35]

First, Dellno E. Sr. -- 69, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2005, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital. Dellno was born March 3, 1936, in Holmes County to Melvin O. and Flossie Crider First.   He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Dellno was a retired corrections officer from MANCI.   He always had to have something to do and enjoyed helping his neighbors by shoveling driveways, mowing yards, and trimming hedges.   Surviving are one son, Dellno (Tabitha) First Jr. of Mansfield; two daughters, Elaine Lawhorn of Mansfield and Mary (Ronnie) Morris of Sumter, South Carolina; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Alice (Kevin) McGhee of Mansfield.   He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Loretta Ferguson First; second wife, Pauline Hall First; daughter, Karen Istre; two brothers, Wayne First and Charles Jones; and two sisters, Hazel Hamilton and Bonnie First.   Friends may be received Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Werner Funeral Services, 175 W. Third St., Mansfield. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Windsor Cemetery with full military honors performed by Richland County JVC Burial Detail.   Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner Funeral Services or to Apostolic Faith Assembly Church. (Mansfield News Journal, October 15, 2005) Submitted by Gary.

First, Ella Pauline -- Mansfield. Funeral services for Ella Pauline First of 1997 Woo__Rd., wife of Dellno First, who died Wednesday at Peoples Hospital, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the ___ Street Home of the Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Robert A. ____, pastor of the First Apostolic Church. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening and Friday afternoon and evening. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie. [Mansfield News Journal: 11 December 1980] Note: Obituary incomplete.

First, Loretta Ferguson -- 28, of 239 Ninth Ave., wife of Dellno First, died Sunday evening in Peoples Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 25, 1939 in Mansfield, Ohio and has always lived here.   Surviving, besides her husband, is one son, Dellno First Jr.; three daughters, Eleaine, Karen and Mary First, all at home; her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Shaffer of Mansfield; two brothers, Richard Ferguson of St. Petersburg, Fla., and John Ferguson of Mansfield; and her grandmothers, Mrs. Ethel Au of Windsor, O., and Mrs. Grace Hollister of Mansfield.   The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. conducted by Rev. Clinton Vanzant of the First Assembly of God Church.   Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting Tuesday noon. (Mansfield News Journal, Monday, May 20, 1968) Submitted by Gary.

First, Sarah A.

Fischer, Jacob -- Monday. The funeral of Jacob Fischer took place this afternoon from his late residence on South Main Street. Rev. F. Buesser officiating. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 19 October 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 22]

Fiscsh, Catherine -- Catherine, year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Fiscsh, of 335 Third Avenue (Mansfield), died Saturday evening about 10:30 o'clock after a brief illness with pneumonia which followed an attack of influenza. Funeral services were held this afternoon and interment made in the Mansfield Cemetery. [Mansfield News: 28 October 1918]

Fish, Agnes A. -- bur. 2/1888 at Mansfield Cem., general debility, 33y, 6m, 15d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Fish, Carter F.

Fish, L. Brainard -- Capt. L. Brainard Fish, formerly of the Third Ohio Cavalry, who died at Washington, D.C., Thursday night, mention of which was made in Friday's News, was a brother of Mrs. John Risser, of West Second Street. Capt. Fish was raised here and visited here only a few weeks ago. -- [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News: 23 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 70]

Fishack, Samantha -- Mrs. Samantha Fishack of Lucas, aged about 60 years, died last night. She had been an invalid for 25 years. Death was due to inflammatory rheumatism. The deceased leaves one son, D.B. Fishack of Lucas. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock from her late home. [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 25 March 1909]

Fishel, John William -- 64Y; d. 9/11/1955 en route to Mansfield Gen. Hosp., Mansfield; b. 8/16/1891 at Minerva, Oh.; WWI [MNJ 9/12/1955]

Fisher, ---- -- Lexington. --- Our pioneers are passing away one by one, Mr. Fisher was buried on Tuesday of last week, and Mrs. Yeager on the following Thursday. -- [Bellville Star: 14 February 1889, Vol. 12, No. 20]

Fisher, ---- -- Monday.  The 9-months-old child of Charles Fisher died Sunday morning.  Funeral services were held from the family residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 April 1893]

Fisher, ---- -- Wednesday. The eight-years-old daughter of John Fisher, of North Adams Street, died at 2 o'clock this afternoon. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 20 June 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 5]

Fisher, Adeline -- Mrs. Adeline Fisher, widow of William Fisher and a resident of 141 West Fourth St. died Friday night at General hospital following an extended illness.   Funeral arrangements at the Wappner funeral home, are pending the arrival of relatives. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Bev Craig. (Mansfield News Journal, Saturday, 25 August 1951, p.5)

Fisher, Agnes M. -- FUNERAL NOTICE - The funeral of Mrs. Eli (Agnes M.) Fisher will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock from the Most Pure Heart of Mary Church with Rev. McFadden officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Barkdull funeral directors in charge of arrangements. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Thursday, September 30, 1937]

Fisher, Anna -- 76Y; d. 12/19/1956 at home, Mansfield; Born 11/22/1880 at Mansfield [MNJ 12/20/1956]

Fisher, Anna M. -- bur. 3/1879 at Mansfield Cem., general debility;  58y, 5m, 11d  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Fisher, Arthur -- 89Y; d. 6/21/1954 at Tiffin (OH) Hospital; b. 7/19/1865 at Cynthiana, KY; bur. Mansfield Cem. [Mansfield News Journal: 22 June 1954]

Fisher, Burk -- d. 9/1/1868 at Bellville; 1y, 5d; b. Bellville; s/o Irwin & Brilla Fisher; white; cause: inflammation of the bowels; res. Bellville [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fisher, Charles William -- d. 1/13/1873 at Sandusky Twp.;  1m, 7d;  b. Sandusky Twp.;  white;  cause = spasms;  res. Sandusky Township  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fisher, Daniel

Fisher, Daniel -- Bellville. Daniel Fisher died Tuesday Jan. 6th., aged 68 years, 5 months and 12 days. The funeral will take place this Thursday at 2 o'clock, Rev. B.O. Squier assisted by Rev. W.W. Anderson will conduct the services. -- [Bellville Star: 08 January 1885, Vol. 8, No. 15]

Fisher, Daniel -- He was born in Schuylkill Co., Penn., Oct. 24, 1816, and died at the age of 68 years, 2 months and 12 days. His father dying when young he was thrown on his own resources, was bound out to learn the tanners trade; came to Bellville in 1838; worked for a while at his trade, and then was engaged in the business of butchering. He was married to Mary Ellen Poppleton, on Feb. 15, 1844. To them four children were born, Irvin and Frank, who are engaged in business in this town, and Samuel, who lives in Iowa, and Mrs. Coleman who resides here. The deceased was a kind husband and thoughtful father. He has always been interested in the best interests of town and community, and his many friends are saddened by the death of an old citizen and a firm friend. During his illness his sufferings were great. -- [Bellville Star: 15 January 1885, Vol. 8, No. 16]

Fisher, Durward I. -- Injuries Fatal to Durward I. Fisher -- Injuries received June 22 when a truck tire he was inflating exploded in his face caused the death yesterday of Durward I. (Bill) Fisher, 60, in Mansfield General Hospital. The accident occurred at the Fisher home at 373 South Diamond St. Mr. Fisher was a truck broker for the Leonhardt Trucking Co., of Galion. Born March 25, 1913 in Tiffin, Iowa, he had lived in Mansfield most of his life. He attended St. John's United Church of Christ. He was an army veteran of World War II. Mr. Fisher is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Ferguson Fisher; his children, Mr. and Mrs., Gregory Fisher of Mansfield and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ferguson; and one granddaughter. Services will he held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Wappner Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Schroeder in charge. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. The American Legion McVey Post 16 will hold military services at the graveside. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening. Submitted by Gary. [Mansfield News Journal: __ July 1973]

Fisher, Elizabeth -- bur. 12/27/1879 at Mansfield Cem., 85y;  old age   [Richland Shield & Banner: 10 January 1880]

Fisher, George -- Butler. Death of George Fisher. George Fisher passed away at the home of his niece, Mrs. Robert Goon near Butler, Tuesday evening, February 29th, at 6 o’clock, after a two week’s illness. He was born near Perrysville, O., February 24th, 1828, and had reached the age of 88 years and 5 days. He was married to Julia A. Riblet, near Loudonville, in 1849, who preceded him in death 9 years ago, and since her death he has divided his time in different places with relatives, the greater part of the last two years having been spent in Mansfield. He was a veteran of the Civil War, being a volunteer in the 47th Wisconsin V. I., receiving an honorable discharge at Nashville, Tenn., in September, 1865. He is survived by three brothers, John and Isaac of Iowa; Sylvester, of Mt. Vernon, and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Kaylor and Mrs. Hannah Mapes, of Akron; also one son, J. R. Fisher, of Mansfield, and one daughter, Mrs. M. J. Mack, of Alliance, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Gilbert’s Chapel this Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. A. R. Woodworth of the First Baptist Church. Interment was made in the Loudonville Cemetery. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Terri McGrath. [Loudonville Times: March 2, 1916, page 1]

Fisher, George Walter -- George Walter Fisher, 66, Route 1, Bowman St. Rd. died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Mansfield General Hospital following a stroke suffered Friday evening. He was born in New Washington November 12, 1909. He lived most of his life in the Shelby area. He had been employed at AMF for 16 years, retiring in 1974. Survivors include his wife Lucy; a daughter Mrs. Ellsworth (Evelyn) Russell, Route 1; a brother, Dr. Lester Fisher, Bucyrus; a granddaughter and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Barkdull Funeral Home. Rev. Tom L. Leatherwood of the Mansfield Baptist Temple will officiate with interment in Union Cemetery in New Washington. Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon and evening." Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Monday, June 7, 1976]

Fisher, Glenn -- Glen Fisher, aged 44, a native and former resident of Butler, passed away Friday afternoon at a sanitarium in Howell, Michigan, according to news received by Butler friends of the family. He succumbed after a long illness. Mr. Fisher, who has lived in Butler until about twenty-five years ago, was well known to older residents of the Butler community. For many years he had resided in Owosso, where he was employed as a telegraph operator. Surviving are the widow and two step-children living in Owosso, his mother, Mrs. D.H. Snavely, of Butler; a sister, Mrs. Edna Oswalt, of Toledo; and a brother, Walter Fisher, of Pontiac. Funeral services were held Monday in Pontiac, and interment was in a cemetery near that city. [Tri-Forks Press: 29 July 1937, Vol. 1, No. 40]

Fisher, Hannah -- Monday. This morning Mrs. Hannah Fisher, mother of Mrs. Samuel F. Kaylor, of South Walnut Street, who has been visiting with her daughter for several weeks past, failed to get up for breakfast at her usual time. On going to her room to ascertain the cause of her non-appearance the old lady was found dead in her bed. Mrs. Fisher was one of the pioneers of Ashland County, having settled there when but 12 years of age. The deceased was 82 years old and her home was at Loudonville. Her sudden death is attributed to old age, as she was in apparently good health during last week and made no complaint yesterday. The remains will be interred at Loudonville and will be taken thither tomorrow noon. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 19 July 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 9]

Fisher, Harold -- Tuesday. Harold Fisher, the boy who had his arm broken last week, is in a very serious condition and is threatened with lockjaw. Later -- The young man died at 11:30 today after intense suffering. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 06 July 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 7]

Fisher, Harry Phillip -- DIED -- In Mansfield, October 28th., Harry Philip, son of E.S. and Arabella Fisher, aged 2 years, 7 months and 8 days. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 06 November 1884, Vol. 34, No. 51]

Fisher, Ida -- d. 1/1885, diptheria;  4y, 27d;  bur. Mansfield Cem.   [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Fisher, Jacob -- Jacob Fisher died at his home on Prospect Street, Friday about noon. The deceased was about 49 years of age and has a wife and son, from whom he has been separated. Mr. Fisher was afflicted with heart trouble which is supposed to have caused death. The body was removed to the residence of John Fisher, his brother, on South Adams Street, from which place the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. -- [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 12 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 29]

Fisher, James Andrew -- 55Y; d. 7/9/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.; b. 7/9/1899 at Uniontown, OH; h/o Freda Atkinson; bur. Mansfield Cem. [Mansfield News Journal: 09 July 1954]

Fisher, Jeremiah K. – HEART DISEASE – CAUSED SUDDEN DEATH OF WELL KNOWN BLACKSMITH – Jeremiah K. Fisher, a well known blacksmith and highly respected citizen of Mansfield and a soldier of the civil war who served three years in the struggle, was in the battle of Chickamaga, went all through the Atlanta campaign and participated in Sherman’s famous march to the sea, died suddenly of heart disease Friday evening a few minutes before 5 o’clock while sitting in a chair in his shop, 30 East Third street. He had just finished doing some work on a slate cutter and seating himself in a chair he leaned his head back on the anvil. Suddenly he gasped for breath and his assistant seeing his condition called in some of the workmen of the Logan National Gas company and the medical aid was also summoned. Drs. Foster and Miller responded but before they arrived Mr. Fisher was beyond earthly help, having breathed his last within several minutes after he was stricken. Coroner Goodman was called and viewed the body which was taken in Beelman’s ambulance to the Fisher residence, 124 Park Avenue East. At breakfast time Friday Mr. Fisher remarked to his daughters that he had passed a very bad night, that he had severe pains in his breast and the greater part of the night he had been unable to sleep. He was urged to see a physican [sic] and said he would do so. Though feeling far from well he went to his place of business as usual and worked during the day. During the forenoon W. W. Disbro, superintendent of the cemetery association came in to have some picks sharpened and remarked: “I thought I’d bring you in a job, Mr. Fisher.” “Last night I thought I was going to have a job for you, Mr. Disbro” was Mr. Fisher’s reply and then he spoke of how ill he had been during the night. Mr. Fisher was born on a farm three miles north of the city on the Bowman street road over 64 years ago, and except for about a year that he was working in Indiana and the three years he was in the army he has lived in or near Mansfield all his life. He was born January 18, 1841 and as a young man learned the blacksmithing trade. He went to Indiana where he worked and at the age of 21 he enlisted, July 18, 1862, in Company A of the 88th regiment, Indiana Volunteers. He served during the rest of the war and was honorably discharged at Washington, D. C., June 7, 1865. His war record was a splendid one. After the war he returned to Mansfield. For some years he was in partnership with Harry Saiter but for a number of years he has been in business by himself on East Third street. He was united in marriage in this city with Miss Rosella McGuire who died eight years ago. To them were born six children of whom five daughters are living: Misses Elizabeth, Della, Sue, Anna and Rosella Fisher. Two sisters also survive: Mrs. William Phillips, of Hudson, Mich., and Mrs. Christina Keller, of Cherivale, Kansas. Mr. Fisher was a member of Madison Lodge No. 26 of the Knights of Pythias and of Buckeye Council No. 261 of the National Union. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Dr. Oliver D. Baltzly, of St. Luke’s Lutheran church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the late home of the deceased, 124 Park Avenue East. The members of Madison Lodge Knights of Pythias will attend in a body. [Mansfield Daily Shield, 18 March, 1905]

Fisher, Jessie D. -- Mansfield. Former Mansfield resident Jessie D. Fisher, 92, of Fairhope, Ala., died Saturday morning in Fairhope Hospital after a long illness. Born July 19, 1894, in Windsor, Canada, she moved to Mansfield in the early 1930's and to Fairhope in 1986. Mrs. Fisher was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Surviving are a son, John W. of Mansfield; three daughters, Mrs. Isabelle Brown of Fairhope, Mrs. Audrey Moore of Fairhope, with whom Mrs. Fisher lived, and Mrs. Virginia Kramb of Willard; 15 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. Funeral Mass will be offered Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday form 7 to 9 p.m. at Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home, where vigil services will be Monday at 7 p.m. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Sandy DeLauretis. [Mansfield News Journal; Sunday 10 May 1987, page 4A]

Fisher, John  *Note: Additional articles about the death of Mr. Fisher can be found in the Mansfield Evening News, 17 March 1890 and in the 22 March 1890 edition of the Richland Shield & Banner.

Fisher, John M. -- Died, on Saturday, November 2d., 1872, in the German Settlement, Mr. John M. Fisher, aged 25 years and five months. The deceased was a son of Mr. George Fisher, Sr., and has recently been residing at Niles, Michigan, where he contracted the terrible disease consumption. He recently returned home, and died as stated. [Shelby Independent News: 07 November 1872, Vol. 5, No. 2]

Fisher, John -- d. 2/26/1873 at Mansfield;  78y, 7m;  married;  b. York Co., PA;  farmer;  white;  cause - palsy;  res. Mansfield - 2nd. Ward  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fisher, Joseph -- Joseph, the 7-days-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Christian Fisher, died Saturday morning at the home of the parents on Beymiller Street. The burial will be conducted by Rev. H.G. Herold, Monday morning. [Mansfield (OH) Daily News: 27 March 1909]

Fisher, L. -- d. 7/19/1873 at Mansfield;  25y;  married;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause - confinement;  res. Mansfield - 3rd. Ward  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fisher, Laura R. -- d. 7/1885, cholera infantum; 4m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Fisher, Lena Brubach -- Mansfield - Lena Brubach Fisher, 96, formerly of Beechwood Drive, died Friday evening in Overlook Nursing Home after a long illness. Born Sept. 2, 1889, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Fisher had lived in Mansfield most of her life. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and the church's Senior Married People's Class, and a charter member of the St. John's Afternoon Guild. She was also a member of Ruth Chapter 17 of the Order of the Eastern Star for 65 years, the White Shrine of Jerusalem Naomi Chapter 10 and the Mansfield Commandery Auxiliary. Surviving are a son, Richard E. of Mansfield; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Fisher was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence H. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ Memorial Fund. Submitted by Suzie. [Mansfield News Journal: 20 April 1986]

Fisher, Lewis -- BUTLER -- The body of Lewis Fisher, who died Thursday morning at a hospital in Cleveland after a long illness with tuberculosis, was brought to Butler Friday and taken to the home of Mrs. Jennie Fisher. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:00 at the Evangelical church conducted by the Rev. H.L. Zachman. Interment was made in the Butler cemetery. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J.W. Long of Mansfield, and one living in Michigan, and one brother, Daniel Fisher, of this place. [Richland County Leader: 30 January 1920, Vol. 1, No. 8]

Fisher, Lewis -- Butler. Lewis Fisher, aged 77 years, father of John Fisher, Mrs. William Taylor and Mrs. John W. Long, died Saturday night at the infirmary, after a short illness with the grip. The remains were brought here Monday evening and the funeral took place Tuesday conducted by Rev. E. Radabaugh. Interment was made at Sand Ridge. -- [Bellville Messenger: 26 March 1903, Vol. 11, No. 12]

Fisher, Lottie May Palm -- Lottie May Palm Fisher was born in Washington Township, February 3, 1874, and departed this life February 28, 1937, aged 63 years and 25 days. She was the daughter of Huston and Mary (Andrews) Palm. She was united in marriage to Fred N. Fisher, April 19, 1904. To this union were born three children, Fred H. Fisher, Jr., of Washington Township, Mrs. Herman Stahl of Butler, and Robert, who died in infancy. She is also survived by her husband, Fred N. Fisher; three grandchildren; four brothers, Fred and Arthur of Cleveland, Blake of Washington, D.C., Harry A., of Lexington and one half brother, Dwight, of Cleveland, and two half sisters, Ruth and Marguerite of Lexington. In early life he united with the Presbyterian church in Lexington and later transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church in Bellville. She was a member of the Service Club and the Women's Missionary Society and was always a faithful member. She also had membership with the Better Garden Club. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. James Johnston with the assistance of Rev. E.P. Shepard, Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home. Arrangements were in charge of Ora Snyder, Lexington funeral director, and interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery. [Bellville Star: 04 March 1937]

Fisher, M.  -- Lexington. M. Fisher died on Saturday evening. The remains were interred in Lexington Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 09 February 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 38]

Fisher, Margaret -- The following are among those who attended the funeral of Mrs. Eli (Margaret) Fisher this morning: Fred Fisher, North Billerica, Mass.; Otto Fisher, Chillicothe; Mr. and Mrs. D. Williams, Kankakee, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Easly, Sister Mary Electa H.H.M., Sister M. Aimi H.H.M., of Cleveland; Jim Fisher, Cleveland; Mrs. Nell Tucker, Cleveland; Mrs. Charles Reno, Canton; Joe Fisher, Sandusky; Mrs. Mary Fisher, Tiffin, O.; Mrs. Elizabeth Schiber, Tiffin, O; Mrs. Pete McCaffrey, Cleveland; Miss Mary Fisher, Cleveland; Vincent Fisher, Cleveland; Mrs. Doc Martin, Cleveland; Miss Marjorie Harmon, Cleveland; Miss Lidwin Fisher, Tiffin; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Law, Bucyrus, O. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Friday, October 1, 1937]

Fisher, Marie -- Marie Fisher, 62, of Lexington-Springmill Rd., RD 6, died at her home Saturday morning after an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Fisher was born Aug. 16, 1916, in Whetsel County, W. Va., and lived in this area for the last 40 years. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Lexington. She is survived by two sons, Larry of Loudonville and Frank of Mansfield; four grandchildren, and a brother, Andy Davis of Niles, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lexington Avenue Home of Snyder Funeral Directors. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Linda and Shirley [14 January 1979 p.B4 Mansfield News Journal]

Fisher, Mary Ellen -- Bellville.  Mrs. Mary Ellen Fisher, mother of our esteemed citizens Irwin, Samuel and Frank Fisher, died at her home on Main Street on Monday morning after an illness of less than one week.  Mrs. Fisher was in her 69th. year.  For many years she had been an active member of the M.E. church and has enjoyed the respect of every one who knew her.  The funeral took place from her late residence, Wednesday, at 2 p.m.  Services conducted by Rev. J. Whitworth.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 August 1892]

Fisher, Michael -- bur. 2/22/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  59y, 9m;  res. Madison Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Fisher, Mrs. Jerry -- Mrs. Jerry Fisher died Thursday evening at 9 o'clock at her home on Park Avenue East. The cause of her death was cancer. She was 48 years of age and leaves a husband and five daughters, Misses Lizzie, Della, Susie, Anna and Ella Fisher. Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Baptist church. Mrs. Charles Voegele, who is a sister of Mrs. Fisher, is on a trip up the lakes and was telegraphed concerning the death. The funeral will probably be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. -- [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News: 26 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 62]

Fisher, Rella -- This very sad affair occurred at the residence of Wm. Taylor, 1˝ miles south of town, on the North Liberty Road. Miss Rella Fisher, sister of Mrs. Jacob Spohn, Mrs. John Long and Mrs. Wm. Taylor, a fine, modest appearing young lady, intelligent and good looking, proceeded to the drug store of McCunes, Wednesday, Aug. 20th., and purchased some rat poison, and took it home with her. About 3 o'clock in the morning of Thursday, she awakened the household by her groans. Dr. R. McLaughlin was sent for to whom only would she disclose what she had done. She told him that she had taken a dose of rat poison with suicidal intent, but when she undertook to explain the cause, she expired. A note was found in her bosom stating that she wanted a sermon preached, and herself dressed in white; wanted debts paid, and friends to forgive her. A young Mr. Beam, who had been courting her for about two years, was with her on the fatal night until 2 o'clock, when he went to his home at Calvin Lony's. She claimed she took the poison soon after he left her. She was buried last Friday, funeral services by Rev. W.A. Shisler. there was no inquest held. The Coroner was sent for, but when he learned of the admission she made to the doctor, he thought an inquest unnecessary. Her friends have no idea or can give no reason why she took her life. So at this time all is shredded in mystery, and the fair and good Rella is in the mysteries beyond. She had been a servant girl of Dr. McLaughlin's for a long time. Her age was 19 years, 10 months and 26 days. -- [Bellville Star: 28 August 1884, Vol. 7, No. 48]

Fisher, Ruth  -- Submitted by Sharon.

Fisher, Susan (Tinkey) -- Bellville.  Mrs. Susan (Tinkey) Fisher die at the home of her sister, Mrs. Abner Oldfield near this place, on Thursday afternoon.  Mrs. Fisher had for some time been suffering with a tumor, the continued growth of which would soon have caused her death.  As a last resort, and at her own request, an operation was undertaken by skilled surgeons from Columbus and Mt. Vernon, assisted by Dr. Thoman, of this place.  She was placed under the influence of ether and kept up a natural breathing until the operation was nearly completed, when, with scarcely a warning symptom, she died.  She was buried on Saturday afternoon in Beulah cemetery.  The services were held in the Lutheran church and were conducted by the Rev. Kaufman, assisted by Rev. Caldwell.  Mrs. Fisher was in her 57th. year.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 May 1893]

Fisher, Susan (Tinkey) -- Mrs. Susan (Tinkey) Fisher was born in Washington Co., Pa., Aug. 10th., 1836.  In the autumn of 1853 she came with her parents to Richland Co., Ohio.  She was united in marriage with Jacob Fisher, Dec. 1, 1874, and after this event resided at Farmerstown, Holmes Co., Ohio.  After the death of her husband, which occurred April 4th., 1889, she returned to Richland Co. and resided a short distance south of Bellville the few remaining years of her life.  She united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church in the year 1854.  After her marriage and removal to Farmerstown she identified herself with the United Brethren church, of which church she remained a member, never having changed her church affiliations.  She had been for a long time a great sufferer, but bore all with patience receiving strength from her Heavenly Father in whom she put her trust.  She passed into the spirit world May 11th., 1893, aged 56 years, 9 mos. and 1 day.  The funeral services were held in the Lutheran church on Saturday afternoon, May 13th., and were largely attended.  The sermon, based upon the Word of God found in the epistle to the Hebrews IV, 16 — a text of her own choosing — was preached by Rev. S.S. Kauffman who was assisted by Rev. C.W. Caldwell.  [Bellville Independent:  18 May 1893]

Fisher, William -- Word was received here Saturday of the death of William Fisher, formerly of this city, but who has been an inmate of the solders' home at Dayton for a number of years.  Mr. Fisher is a brother of Mrs. Louise Miller, of South Main Street, and Mrs. George Hoffman, who lives four miles northeast of the city.  The remains will arrive here today at 2:10 p.m., and the funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. Louise Miller, of South Main Street.  [Mansfield News:  27 August 1899]

Fisher, Willie -- Sunday. Willie Fisher, the three-years-old son of John Fisher, who resides on East Johns Street, died shortly afternoon Saturday of congestion of the lungs. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon. [Richland Shield & Banner: 26 December 1891]

Fitch, ---- -- d. 9/24/1867 at Mansfield; 1m, 27d; b. Mansfield; c/o A.S. & Nayinice Fitch; white; res. Mansfield [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fitch, Henry -- Tuesday -- W.S. Fitch of Washington, D.C., is in the city. Mr. Fitch is the son of Henry Fitch, who suicided at Washington and whose body was interred here Saturday. Mr. Fitch is a newspaper man and was at one time a member of the Herald staff. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 18 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 49]

Fites, Catherine -- Mrs. Catherine Fites died at her home, 269 East Second street, at midnight Sunday of consumption. She was 43 years of age, was born at Shreve and was twice married. She leaves two sons, Lyman Daugherty, and a son by her second marriage. Funeral services Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the house by the Rev. L.G. Batman of the Christian church. [Mansfield News: 02 December 1901, Vol. 17, No. 232]

Fitger, John Charles -- d. 3/26/1871 at Mansfield, cause of death is illegible;  14y, 19d;  b. at Mansfield;  res.  4th. Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fitting, Frederick -- At 11 o'clock p.m., Sunday, August 17th., Frederick M. Fitting died, at the age of 73 years, 9 months and 20 days. His illness dates back a great ways, but did not take a serious turn until within ten weeks of his death. Enlargement of the liver was the primary ailment. An abscess formed in that organ and afterwards in the right kidney, through which the blood became vitiated, and death resulted from pyćmia. His position in life was one of much prominence and respectability, and, having passed almost a lifetime in this place he was known to all our people, and was widely acquainted outside the immediate neighborhood. He was a man of acknowledged business ability, and was, at the time of his death, Vice-President of the Mansfield Savings Bank. At his funeral which took place Tuesday, at 1˝ o'clock, there were present a very large number of relatives and friends from this place and elsewhere. Relatives from a distance: Mrs. Mary Colwell, of Lexington, a sister of the deceased; Mr. and Mrs. H. Adams, Mrs. Bruce and son, of Mt. Gilead; Mr. and Mrs. George Thrailkill, of Crestline; Mr. A.J. Markey, of Albion, Ind.; Mr. Willis Markey, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dickey, Mr. and Mrs. Trimble, of Mt. Vernon; Mr. M.D. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. Cassell and four daughters, Mr. and Mrs. C.K. Hooker, of Mansfield. Friends from Mansfield: Hon. G.W. Geddes, Messrs. J.C. Harvey, A.J. Baughman, Harvey Cook, Hiram Smith, John Burns, A. Thompson and others. A brief service was held at the home, conducted by Rev. W.W. Anderson, assisted by Rev. J.W. Kapp, and Rev. King, of Independence. The pall bearers were Levi Sell, H. Pomerine, S. Cutting, Wm. Coursen, T.B. Andrews, S. Wagoner, Dr. T.T. Austin, and Wm. LeFever. The funeral was under the direction of W.H. Elston. -- [Bellville Star: 21 August 1884, Vol. 7, No. 47]

Fitting, Frederick M. -- Frederick M. Fitting, one of Richland county's pioneers, died at his residence in Bellville on Sunday last, after an illness of ten weeks, at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 20 days. The funeral took place on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the services being conducted by Rev. W.W. Anderson, of this city. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 21 August 1884, Vol. 34, No. 40]

Fitting, Frederick M. -- Frederick M. Fitting, an old and wealthy resident of Bellville, died on Sunday of pysemia, after an illness of ten weeks, aged 73 years, 9 months and 20 days. The funeral of the deceased took place on Monday afternoon. [Ohio Liberal: 20 August 1884, Vol. 12, No. 19]

Fitting, Ruth -- Bellville. Mrs. Ruth Fitting died at her home on Fitting Avenue at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning, aged 77 years and 6 months. She had been a resident of Bellville since 1828 and was a valuable and highly respected citizen. The funeral was held from the late residence at 1:30 p.m. Friday, the Rev. George Anderson, of Loudonville, and the Rev. J.N. Barnet officiating. [Semi-Weekly News: 04 May 1897, Vol. 13, No. 36]

Fitts, ---- -- Tuesday. The nine-months-old child of A.B. Fitts, which died Sunday morning, was buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, ten miles south4east of the city, at 10 o'clock this morning. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 26 July 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 10]

Fitus, DeWitt -- Saturday.  DeWitt Fitus, aged 73, died at Chicago Thursday morning.  Mr. Fitus formerly lived in Mansfield, studied law with Hon. Jacob Brinkerhoff and went to California during the gold excitement in 1849.  He was an uncle to George Brinkerhoff of this city.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 January 1893]

Fitsmorris, James -- d. 5/11/1872 at Shelby;  8m;  b. Ohio;  white;  no cause of death listed;  res. Shelby [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Fitz, ---- -- The eight-year-old child of Aaron Fitz, on Pleasant avenue, died Monday morning of congestion of the brain. [Mansfield Herald: 24 July 1890, Vol. 40, No. 36]

Fitz, ---- -- An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fitz, residing on West First Street, died the other day. The funeral sermon was preached by Dr. H.L. Wiles Friday morning, and the remains were taken the same day to Pleasant Valley for interment. -- [Mansfield Herald: 26 November 1885, Vol. 36, No. 2]

Fitzgerald, Francis Robert -- Francis Robert Fitzgerald, 29, of 536 Hahn Rd., died in Tiffin yesterday after a short illness. Born July 7, 1925, in Martel, Mr. Fitzgerald came to Mansfield 10 years ago. He was employed as an electrician at the Maginess Power Tool Co. and was a member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Fitzgerald, Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Stieroff, of Richwood, Mrs. Dewey Tackett, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Julia Poling; of Marysville. Msgr. R. C. Goebel will officiate at Requiem Mass in St. Peter’s Church Friday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Wappner Funeral Home where friends may call starting Wednesday evening. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: 04 January 1955, p. 3]

Fitzgerald, George -- The death of the head of the family has revealed in a north end home a condition of affairs unknown to the public of Mansfield, and not often exceeded in the crowded tenements of a metropolitan city. A family of seven, one of them ill with a fatal disease, lived crowded into one little room at the rear of 204 North Main Street. George Fitzgerald, the deceased, was formerly in the employ of the Pennsylvania at Lucas, but about a year ago was struck by a handcar and several ribs broken, besides suffering injury which affected his heart. The accident incapacitated him for work and the family has been in bad straits ever since. About --even weeks ago he moved to Mansfield and took the little room at the rear of 204 Main Street. The room is small and unsanitary, the light being kept out in great measure by the adjacent buildings, and its only frontage being on the back yard at the rear of the Schambs Building in which it is located. Mrs. Minnie Pollen worked but they had to remain home part of the time to care for the children and the sick husband and father, this making it hard for them to earn enough to keep the large family. Meanwhile the father grew steadily worse until of late he has been scarcely able to lie down on account of choking sensations. About two o'clock this morning he arose and started to walk across the room but when he reached the middle, fell down. With a cry of alarm which aroused the children, his wife rushed to his assistance. The children also gathered around him and the mother looking up with a tear-stained face, said: "Children, your father is dead." Then through two hours of the dreariest part of the night, they kept watch over the dead, all in the same little room with the man who had just expired. At four o'clock Niman's ambulance came and took the remains to their undertaking establishment where the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock conducted by Rev. Bruce Brown. The body will be taken to Lucas for interment. When a Shield reporter called at the room to learn particulars of the death he found Mrs. Fitzgerald, plainly showing the effects of the strain, while huddled round her were the children, their faces drawn and white, appalled at the mystery of death brought so closely home to them. With stern courage they kept back their tears while the reporter was talking with them. The deceased was 54 years old and is survived by a wife and six children, Mrs. Gayle Rider, of Lucas, Mrs. Millie Pollen, Elmer, Cardula, Bernice and Teddy, all of whom live with the mother. A Shield reporter talked with a number of North end business men, all of whom were surprised to learn of the condition of affairs. They were not aware of its existence. As one of them said "They have now reached their highest point of misfortune, as the citizens now made aware of the condition of affairs, will come to their relief." So far as known they never suffered for want of food. -- [Butler Enterprise: 20 October 1905, Vol. 17, No. 37]

Fitzpatrick, Jane -- Mrs. Jane Fitzpatrick, who was taken to the Richland County Infirmary from Shiloh about a month ago in a dying condition, passed away Wednesday night. She was 74 years of age and had no near relatives. -- [Plymouth Advertiser: 07 February 1914, Vol. 61, No. 12]

FitzSimmons, Walter Calvin -- 82Y; d. 9/8/1955 at home, Mansfield; b. 7/4/1873 at Iona, MI; h/o Allie Keyser (m. 1901); bur. Mansfield Mem. Park [MNJ 9/9/1955]

Fix, Mary Evie -- Died, October 12, Mary Evie, daughter of Andrew & Matilda Fix, aged 5 years, 9 months and 5 days. Little Mary was a beautiful and interesting child, and after a short but severe illness, was taken away from the fond embrace of her deeply bereaved parents. Her once lovely form was tenderly consigned to rest in Oakland Cemetery. [Shelby Independent News: 22 October 1874, Vol. 6, No. 52]



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