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Labreth, ---- -- Saturday.  The 11-months-old child of Joseph Labreth and wife died at the family residence on West Johns Street this morning of scarlet fever.  The funeral was held at 4 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. H.A. Sumrell officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 February 1892]

Labus, Bert -- 79Y;  d. 7/1/1954 at Madison Hosp.;  b. at Steubenville, OH;  Mansfield resident for 25 years  [Mansfield News Journal:  01 July 1954]

Labus, Bert -- 79Y;  d. 7/1/1954 at Madison Hosp.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  02 July 1954]

Lace, Sophia -- DIED, Oct. 14, at her husband's residence, No. 3, Newman Street, Sophia, wife of Edward Lace, aged 44 years.  Funeral services at the house, at 9 a.m., Oct. 18.  Interment at Franklin M.E. Church, six miles north of the city.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  20 October 1887, Vol. 3, No. 49]

Lacy, Sophronia -- Mrs. Sophronia Lacy, wife of Paul E. Lacy, and mother of Frank S. Lacy, died Saturday night at 11 o'clock, at her home, 22 South Adams Street, after having been an invalid for the past four years.  She was aged 60 years.  Her husband was an invalid.  Funeral services Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Funeral private.  [Mansfield News:  10 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 85]

Ladow, Amasa -- Amasa Ladow, a pioneer resident of Auburn Township [Crawford Co.], and well known throughout this section, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G.W. Howe, in Shelby, last week, aged 81 years.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser: 14 February 1914, Vol. 61, No. 13]

LaDow, Mary Jane (King) -- Mrs. Mary J. LaDow, widow of the late Amasa LaDow, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grant Howe, 56 Raymond Avenue, Shelby, Wednesday afternoon, July 1.  The cause of her death was infirmities of age, she having been critically ill for the past week.  Funeral was held Friday afternoon, interment being made in Greenlawn Cemetery.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  04 July 1914, Vol. 61, No. 33]

LaDow, Mary Jane (King) -- Mary Jane King was born to Elias and Katherine King, September 27, 1835, and died July 1, 1914, aged 78 years, 9 months and 4 days.  Her parents moved from New York to North Fairfield when she was but three years old, where she resided until her marriage with Amasa LaDow in 1864.  They moved to Auburn Center, where they lived until about a year and four months ago, at which time they came to live with their daughter, Mrs. Grant Howe, of Shelby, O.  To this union four children were born -- Sherman B. LaDow, Eva R. Howe, Loa A., who died at the age of 7 years, and Lotta C. Stock.  Three grandchildren are also left to mourn the loss of grandmother -- Estella M. Howe, Beatrice M. and Ina Vi Stock.  Two brothers preceded her in death, she being the last of the family.  At the age of 25 she was converted and united with the Baptist Church at North Fairfield, and later united with the Auburn Center Baptist Church, of which she was a consistent member, and always was active in the interest of the church until broken down by ill health, when she could no longer attend worship.  She mourned over the loss of her husband, who departed this life Jan. 27, 1914.  <<scripture omitted>>  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  18 July 1914, Vol. 61, No. 35]

Lafferty, Carlton Adolphus -- FAMILIAR FIGURE OF THIS VICINITY TAKEN BY DEATH -- C.A. Lafferty, Widely Known as "Dolph", Closes Eventful Career at Infirmary  -- HELD MANY POSITIONS OF PUBLIC TRUST HERE  -- Overcame Handicaps and Prospered, But Reverse Came With Declining Years  -- When death's hand was laid last Sunday on Carlton Adolphus Lafferty, there was removed from earth a man who had made of himself one of the most familiar figures in the social and commercial life of Bellville.  He passed away at the county infirmary following an illness of chronic neuritis.  "Dolph" Lafferty, as he was familiarly known, spent most of his 69 years in or near Bellville.  When a small boy he was taken into the home of the late Wm. Robinson, south of town, and was there reared to manhood.  He was married in Bellville to Katie Oldfield, two children being born -- a daughter, Belva, and a son, Clark.  The daughter, who is now Mrs. Belva O'Neil, resides at Colfax, Iowa.  The son, Clark, enlisted in the regular army about 20 years ago and little has been known here concerning him since that time.  When last heard from he was in a hospital at San Francisco, Cal., and it is the general belief that he died there, all efforts to get trace of him proved futile.  A number of years ago, Mrs. Lafferty separated from her husband and went west to be be with her daughter.  "Dolph" Lafferty was born December 5, 1850.  His father was killed in the civil war and soon thereafter he went to make his home with the Robinson family.  His mother lived to a ripe age and "Dolph" returned to her during the latter years of her life.  While yet a young man and while living with the Robinsons, Mr. Lafferty met with an accident while operating a buzz saw, losing part of one of his arms.  In spite of this big handicap, he prospered for many years in Bellville.  He acquired a liberal education and became exceedingly proficient as a bookkeeper.  Even in his declining years, after he went to the infirmary to live, it is said he revised the books of that institution in a truly professional manner.  While a resident of Bellville, Mr. Lafferty held many positions of public trust.  He was for several years postmaster and served as a justice of the peace, township trustee, and once was a candidate for county commissioner, but was defeated.  About 20 years ago he conducted a shoe store in Bellville for several months.  Age bearing heavily down upon him and his sight failing, Mr. Lafferty, who had no home after the demise of his aged mother, decided to go to the infirmary.  He spent several winters there, returning for the summer months to Bellville.  Last summer his mind became affected and it was thought at first that he had become permanently demented.  However, he soon recovered his mental faculties, but became nearly totally blind.  He recently began to fail rapidly, and the end came Sunday.  The body was brought here Tuesday evening and after being prepared for burial by A.A. Shafer, was taken to the cemetery chapel, where Rev. Mr. Marlatte conducted funeral rites Wednesday forenoon.  Old time friends of the deceased man lowered the body into the grave. [Richland County Leader:  20 February 1920, Vol. 1, No. 11]

Lafferty, Cora Elmina (Loose) -- The residents of Butler and vicinity were startled Saturday by the sudden death of Mrs. A.L. Lafferty, who died about 11 a.m., after an illness with dropsy of the heart.  The deceased had been in ill health for some time but her condition was not considered serious.  She was at the Home-Coming picnic at Bellville Tuesday, and was thought to be in about the usual condition of health when stricken down.  Her death came in the nature of a great shock to her family and friends, who deeply sympathize with the bereft ones.  The funeral took place at Four Corners, Monday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. A.H. Smith, of the M.E. church, of which deceased was a member at the time of her death.  Interment was made in the church yard cemetery.  Cora A. Loose was born in Worthington Twp., March 2, 1857, died Aug. 18, 1906, aged 49 years, 5 months and 15 days.  Nov. 2, 1876 she was united in marriage with A. Leander Lafferty, two children being born to the union:  Edith M., who died Feb. 24, 1884, and Effie E. Boling, who with the husband survives.  There are also remaining, mother, Mrs. Cordelia Loose, one sister, Mrs. Lee Kanaga, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., two brothers, Wm. Loose, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Jacob L. Loose, of Wooster, all of whom were present at the funeral.  One granddaughter, Miss Hilda Boling, also survives.  In 1890 deceased united with the M.P. church under the ministering of Rev. Chalfant, but of later years became identified with the M.E. church.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  24 August 1906, Vol. 14, No. 30]

Lafferty, Cora Elmina (Loose) -- Cora Elmina Loose, the oldest daughter of Daniel and Cordelia Loose, was born in Butler, then called Independence, March 2nd., 1857, and died Saturday, Aug. 18, 1906, aged 49 years, 5 months and 16 days.  November 2, 1876 she was married to A.L. Lafferty, and with him she journeyed through almost 30 years of her life.  To him she was always a true and faithful wife, in sunshine and shadow, in sickness and health, in happiness or in sorrow, she was always the same, doing all she could to make her house cheerful for her husband and family, and ever ready to extend a helping hand to all in need.  Mrs. Lafferty was the mother of two daughters, Edith M., the eldest, died Feb. 24, 1884, in her 7th. year.  Her husband and one daughter, Mrs. A.D. Boling, and one granddaughter, Hilda Fern Boling, still survive her.  Also her mother, Mrs. Cordelia Loose, of Butler;  two brothers, Wm. A., of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Jacob L., of Mt. Vernon;  one sister, Mrs. L.A. Kanaga, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and one half-sister, Mrs. Brollier, of Lima.  In the winter of 1890 and 1891 the subject of this sketch and her husband were converted at a revival service at the M.P. church in Butler, under the pastorate of Rev. W.A. Chalfant, and with which church they united.  When the new M.E. church was afterwards organized in Butler, they transferred their membership to it.  Mrs. Lafferty never afterwards lost her interest in her church and the Lord's work, although for the last few years of her life, first on account of the ill health of her husband, and later her own declining health, she was not able to attend public worship as she would like to have done.  Still her faith was in Christ her Savior and we trust all is well with her and she is now with the Lord she tried to serve on earth.  The large attendance of her friends, who on last Monday gathered to pay their last respects to her memory, was a mute testimony to the esteem in which she was held by all who knew her.  Although her health had been gradually failing for several years, her death came suddenly and was a great shock to her family and friends.  The funeral was held at the Zion church Monday afternoon, Aug. 20, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Arthur Smith, after which her body was tenderly laid by the side of her daughter, Edie, who had preceded her over 22 years, there to wait until the morning of the resurrection.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  31 August 1906, Vol. 14, No. 31]

Lafferty, Eda -- DIED -- In Worthington Twp., Eda, oldest daughter of A.L. Lafferty, aged 7 years. -- THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 06 March 1884, Vol. 34, No. 16]

Lafferty, Eda -- Independence.  Died, of diphtheria, Sunday morning, at 8 o'clock, Eda Lafferty, oldest daughter of A.L. Lafferty in her seventh year.  She was buried at Four Corners' Monday, services by Rev. S.E. Rife.  Eda was a lovely little girl, and it was very hard for her parents and her grandpa Uriah Lafferty, to give her up.  --  [Bellville Star:  28 February 1884, Vol. 7, No. 22]

Lafferty, James -- The parents of James Lafferty were both Irish and English extraction, being born in America in the old Keystone state -- Pennsylvania.  The ancestors all lived to a good old age.  His mother died at the ripe old age of 84, while the grandmother on his father's side lived to the enormous age of 111 years.  An aunt, Mrs. Hamilton, lived to the age of 96.  James Lafferty comes from a long lived ancestry.  His parents were farmers and lived on Mingo Creek, Washington Co., Pa. James Lafferty, son of John and Mary Lafferty, was the oldest of a family of eleven children, seven brothers and four sisters.  The sisters all have gone over to the majority;  the five brothers are still living, the youngest of whom, is 68 years old.  James Lafferty was born on a farm in Washington Co., Pa., Dec. 4, 1808.  Here he lived till the age of nine when the family moved to Harrison Co., O., bought a farm of 160 acres of land all in the woods.  Here the subject of this sketch lived on the farm as all his ancestors did, developing those muscles of iron and mind of pure mould capable of standing, like the mighty oak, against a century of storms.  They battle with all the hardships of pioneer life in that early day, living in a cabin and working among the roots.  Here at the age of 24, Mr. Lafferty was united in marriage to Mary Patterson of his neighborhood, with whom he spent 24 happy years of his life.  James Lafferty and wife, together with the whole family moved to Richland County in 1838, the father locating on what is known as the old Lafferty farm, two miles east of Bellville, where James located in the town of Bellville.  The old Block House was remaining yet and Huron Street was Main Street.  Soon Mr. Lafferty was engaged to drive stage for the Ohio Stage Company in whose employ he spent many years, making Truksville or Ganges, Mansfield, Bellville, Mt. Vernon, Centerburg, Sunberry and Columbus.  Always four horses and sometimes six horses were driven to these stages.  Mr. Lafferty prided himself in keeping fine horses.  There were no railroads or telegraph lines.  From ten to sixteen passengers were drawn with the stage, taking from 1¼ to 1½ hours to drive from Bellville to Mansfield.  James Lafferty moved to Mansfield in 1841 as deputy sheriff under David Wise.  Afterwards he engaged in buying horses, shipping them to Canada and Buffalo.  In 1841 when the California fever swept over this country taking so many of our citizens to the Pacific coast, while many a poor fellow perished on the long tedious journey, James Lafferty, in company with twenty others, bought tickets for $300 apiece to San Francisco, Cal., setting out for New York City on their way to California -- the country of gold. At New York they took a boat to Aspinwall and crossed over the isthmus of Panama on mules and on foot.  The mountains are very steep and precipitous.  The boat must sail around South America to get to the Pacific ocean.  On this trip around it was wrecked and never came.  The unfortunate company lay in Panama more than three months while many of their company died from fevers.  Mr. Lafferty with many others returned home losing their $300, the price of the ticket.  On his return to Mansfield he again entered the office of deputy sheriff and kept the jail for a period of four years, during which time Mrs. Lafferty died.  After a time he married Maria S. Patterson, Oct. 25, 1855, who was then engaged in teaching in Bellville Union Schools, under Supt. Moses Dickey, now "Judge Dickey" of Cleveland.  James Lafferty is well remembered by many of the older people of Mansfield.  Mr. Lafferty now moved to Haysville and kept hotel one year when the war broke out.  He then, at the call of his country, enlisted in the three months' service.  Served his time out and then re-enlisted in the three years' service, continuing until his health failed him.  During his army life he was in the battles of Second Bull Run, Cedar Mountain and several others.  He was honorably discharged on account of poor health;  recruited up, got a position in Nichollsville, Ky., and continued there for sixteen months till the war closed.  It is due to be said in this connection that Mrs. Lafferty, his wife, went into the army with him, with a regular commission as army nurse, and continued throughout the war.  Mrs. L. is very handy around the bed of sickness, and it is no small compliment that her hands have relieved the wants and lessened the dying groans of many a comrade on the fields of war.  James Lafferty passed from this life quietly at his home on Huron Street, Friday, April 6, 1894.  He was 85 years, 4 months and 2 days.  His body was laid to rest in Bellville Cemetery on Sunday.  Rev. C.W. Caldwell, of the Presbyterian church, officiated.  – [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  12 April 1894, Vol. 6, No. 48]  *see photo

Lafferty, James -- Tuesday.  James Lafferty, of Bellville, well known in the southern part of the county, died at an early hour this morning, of pneumonia, aged 82 years.  The deceased had lived in Bellville but a few years, having been a farmer in Jefferson Township.  He leaves a wife and several grown children.  No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 30]

Lafferty, James -- Bellville.  James Lafferty died at his home on Huron Street on Friday, April 13th., aged 85 years.  The funeral took place on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Owing to the illness of Mrs. Lafferty the funeral was private.  Interment in the new addition to the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 April 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 48]

Lafferty, James -- Saturday.  James Lafferty, aged 85 years, died of old age at his home in Bellville last night.  The deceased was well known throughout the southern part of the county and was a life-long Democrat.  He leaves a wife.  The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 April 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 48]

Lafferty, James -- Saturday.  Wilson Lafferty received a telegram on Monday announcing the death of his only son James, who was instantly killed on a railroad wreck near Fresno, California lat Saturday.  He was a grandson of John Lafferty, of this place, and was well known to most of our readers, who will be sorry to hear of his early death.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 January 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 34 as reprinted from the Bellville Independent]

Lafferty, Lucinda (Woodruff) Wright -- Bellville.  Mrs. John Lafferty died suddenly of heart disease at her home on Markey Street, on Friday morning.  When Mr. Lafferty awoke in the morning he noticed she was breathing unnaturally and before he could call assistance she was dead.  The funeral took place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Service conducted by Rev. W.W. Anderson, of Loudonville.  Mrs. Lafferty was an earnest Christian and was beloved by all who knew her.  Her maiden name was Lucinda Woodruff.  She was born near this place in 1823.  In 1840 she was married to George Wright.  They moved to Columbus, where they resided until Mr. Wright's death, which occurred in 1883.  She was married to Mr. Lafferty in 1886.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 15]

Lafferty, Maria --- Mrs. Maria Lafferty died Wednesday night about 9:30 at her home in Bellville.  She was about 75 years old and had been in good health until last week when she caught a cold which terminated in her death.  Mrs. Lafferty was a sister of A.C. Patterson and Mrs. Phineas Wright of this city.  Her husband was deputy sheriff of this county many years ago.  Mrs. Lafferty was a member of the Presbyterian church and had the esteem of a large circle of acquaintances.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  25 March 1909]

Lafferty, Mary L. (Anderson) -- Mrs. Mary L. Lafferty was the eldest daughter of Rev. James Anderson D.D. and Laurana M. Anderson.  She was born in West Rushville, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1840, during the time her father was pastor of the Presbyterian church of that place.  She passed away to the rest that remaineth to the people of God, about noon of Sabbath, June 14th., at the age of 44 years, 7 months and 15 days.  Her mother died 34 years ago.  As the mother was Principal of a Female Boarding School, Mrs. Lafferty's early advantages in the way of education were under the home roof and under the care of her own mother.   After her father removed to Lexington, O., April 1854, she had the benefit of the Lexington Academy, and then pursued her studies for a time in Vermillion Institute at Hayesville, O.  She with her younger sister Catherine united with the Presbyterian Church of Lexington during a gracious revival under the pastorate of her father in 1856, when some forty professed Christ, some of whom remain to this present time, but some like her are fallen asleep.  Among this latter number is the sister, Mrs. Catherine R. Newsome, of South English, Iowa, who came with Mrs. Lafferty to the feet of Jesus and into the communion of the church.  The deceased married John Lafferty in October, 1861, soon after which time she united with the Presbyterian Church of Bellville.  To them were born one child, Mrs. Abbie B. Eastman, of Winterset, Ia. who was permitted to be with her mother in her last hours.  Mrs. Lafferty's father departed this life in peace, Jan. 21, 1871, at his home near Williamsburg, Iowa.  Her youngest sister, Mrs. Laurane M. Carson fell asleep in Jesus at Solon, Iowa, July 14, 1872.  Mrs. Lafferty's last illness was painful but it was borne with Christian patience.  To pray with her, which was often done, soothed her greatly.  She said "not much rest here".  Then her brother said, "There remains a rest for God's people" and her reply was "Yes! Yes!"  At another time she said "all I want is heaven and rest".  She told her dear husband as he waited so tenderly on her "I'll soon cross over the river".  "It is all well".  Her youngest brother M. Scott Anderson, of Iowa, arrived last Saturday noon, but she had fallen into a sleep from which scarcely roused, until, as the closing prayer was being offered in the social service at the Presbyterian church for her, she fell asleep on earth to awake in heaven.  How sweet to begin a Sabbath on earth and end it in the eternal Sabbath of Heaven.  A bereaved husband and daughter remain, also a dear aged step-mother in her 83rd. year, and four brothers, Dr. J.M. Anderson, of Webster, Iowa, Prof. James E. Anderson, Jewett, Texas, Rev. W.W. Anderson, of this place, and M. Scott Anderson, of Williamsburg, Iowa.  While these stricken friends sorrow not as those who have no hope, yet they ask an interest in the prayers of God's children.  The funeral service was held last Monday at 2 p.m. at the home of her brother, W.W. Anderson, as it was there she took worse and died.  Rev. Henry Fulton, of Lexington, conducted the service, assisted by Revs. J.F. Sponseller and B.. Squier, of this place.  A large and truly sympathetic audience were present, among them being friends from Lexington and Mansfield.  The floral offerings were many, among which may be mentioned a cross, a crown from the ladies of the M.E. Church, and a pillow with the words "At rest in Jesus" in white flowers, an offering from the Ladies Missionary Society of the Pres. church, of which she was a member since its organization.  Mrs. Lafferty was a teacher for years in the Sabbath School.  A vacancy is felt in the social circle, in the church, the prayer-meeting, the Sabbath School, the Missionary Society, but above all in the home, but there is another place filled in the heavenly church and home.  Mr. Lafferty and his daughter Mrs. A.B. Eastman, also Rev. Anderson and family tender their sincere thanks to their many friends for their true sympathy and valued help in this bereavement, and they ask for them the presence of the Comforter.  --  [Bellville Star:  18 June 1885, Vol. 8, No. 38]

Lafferty, Mrs. Samuel -- Bellville.  Mrs. Samuel Lafferty died at the family residence, on Durbin Avenue, on Wednesday morning, having survived her husband only eight days.  She had been suffering from throat trouble for some time and after her husband's death became rapidly worse.  Funeral arrangements not yet announced.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 31]

Lafferty, Nancy A. (Kanaga) - source unidentified

Lafferty, Paul -- Bellville.  Paul Lafferty, after several weeks illness with typhoid fever, died at the home of his parents, east of town, Wednesday night at 9:30 o'clock, aged 21 years and 2 months.  He had been attending college at Indianapolis, Ind., when he took sick and was brought home, where he was tenderly cared for and there were prospects of his recovery;  but he was taken suddenly worse Wednesday evening and succumbed to the fatal disease.  He was a young man of bright, intellectual powers, being a graduate of the Bellville Public Schools in the class of '96, since which time he has taught two terms of school and attended college nearly a year.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lutheran church, conducted by the Rev. A.A. Hundey, and was attended by a large number of friends.  Interment in Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  29 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 98]

Lafferty, Samuel -- Bellville.  Another of our old and highly-respected citizens has been suddenly called away.  Samuel Lafferty died of pneumonia at his home on Durbin Avenue at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, after an illness of less than two days.  The funeral took place Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from his late residence.  Services were conducted by Rev. Irvin.  Mr. Lafferty has for years been a firm believer in the doctrine of the Seventh Day Adventists and has kept Saturday as his Sabbath, attending to his farm work on Sunday.  He leaves a widow, who was his third wife, by whom he had one son, who, with a son and several daughters by his second wife, survive him.  Mr. Lafferty was 81 years of age.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 30]

Lafferty, Uriah -- Butler.  Uriah Lafferty, one of Worthington Township's best and most highly respected citizen, died Tuesday afternoon of typhoid fever, after a short illness of only a week, aged 77 years, one month and 19 days.  The funeral takes place from the residence today, Friday, conducted by the Rev. E.D. Paulin.  Interment in the Zion Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  28 March 1902, Vol. X, No. 13]

Lafferty, Uriah -- The parents of Uriah Lafferty were both of Irish and English extraction, being born in America, in the old Keystone state of Pennsylvania.  The ancestors all lived to a good old age.  Uriah Lafferty, son of John and Mary Lafferty, was the last of a family of eleven children -- seven brothers and four sisters.  His mother died at the ripe old age of 84, while the grandmother on his father's side lived to the enormous age of 111 years.  Uriah Lafferty was born near Morefield, Harrison County, Ohio, Feb. 6, 1825.  Here the subject of this sketch lived on a farm till the year 1883 when he, together with the whole family, moved to Richland County and located on what is known as the old Lafferty farm, two miles east of Bellville, now owned by Alva Secrist, which was all in woods with the exception of about one acre on which stood a log cabin.  Mr. Lafferty lived here on the farm developing those muscles of iron and mind of pure mould, capable of standing like the mighty oak against a century of storms, he battled with all the hardships of pioneer life in that early day, living in a cabin and working among roots and stumps, and after getting the land cleared had to haul all the grain to the lake, Mr. Lafferty making many trips to Lake Erie with wheat and flour and was well acquainted with many of the older wagoners of the pioneer days.  He, with a younger brother, Abraham, father of postmaster C.A. Lafferty, where the pioneer threshers of those days, threshing with the old open machine and running one of the first separators and cleaners in the county.  The threshing season generally lasted from after harvest to corn planting in May, covering a territory from seven to eight miles wide.  Deceased was married to Nancy A. Kanaga, in the year 1850, of which union two sons were born.  Uriah Lafferty passed from this life quietly at his home, near Butler, on March 25, 1902, at the age of 77 years, 1 month and 19 days, after an illness of only a few days.  He was a member of the Evangelical church for 35 years and served faithfully till the last.  Deceased leaves a wife, two sons, A.L. and Truman, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, to mourn their loss.  Uriah Lafferty was a kind, loving husband and father, well liked by everybody.  He never refused a favor to anyone if in his power to grant it.  He was always ready and willing to lend assistance to any one in time of sickness or distress.  The funeral was held from his late residence, 1½ miles northwest of Butler, Friday, March 28, 1902, at 10 o'clock a.m., conducted by Rev. E.D. Paulin.  Interment was made in the Zion Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  04 April 1902, Vol. X, No. 14]

LaGrange, Geneva -- 27Y;  d. 9/1955 at Warwick, VA;  b. Poland;  w/o Gerald;  bur. Mansfield Catholic Cem.  [MNJ 9/25/1955]

Lahm, A. (Purdy) -- Mrs. A.P. Lahm, wife of F.S. Lahm, died at Canton (OH) last Friday, and was buried in this city Monday afternoon.  Mrs. Lahm was a daughter of James Purdy and her death is a sad blow to her many friends in this city.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 March 1880]

Lahm, Frank Purdy -- Early Army Airman -- Dies At Sandusky -- Sandusky, Ohio (AP) - Brig. Gen . FRANK PURDY LAHM, USAF (retired), died Sunday night in Good Samaritan Hospital, where he had been a patient for nearly a week after suffering a stroke.  He was 85.  LAHM, who lived in nearby Huron, was one of the Army's first pilots.  He was the first commander of the nation's first air corps training center at Randolph Field in Texas, and winner of the James Gordon Bennett international balloon race in 1906.  A 1901 graduate of West Point, LAHM received flying instruction from Wilber Wright.  He was the first Army officer to take flying lessons, but his pilot license was No. 2.  Lt. Frederic Humphreys made the first solo flight a few minutes ahead of LAHM'S.  LAHM was born in Mansfield and his body was taken there for funeral services.  His father, Frank S. Lahm, a native of Canton was a balloon enthusiast.  The younger LAHM was one of two members of the Army Signal Corps assigned to the Wright brothers to be trained as pilots.  Lt. Humphreys was the other.  After learning to fly, LAHM served for a time in the Philippines and then went back to training fliers in 1912 and 1913.  He was an air observer during World War I - using balloons - and later organized and commanded the air service of the Second Army.  In addition to his service at Randolph Field, LAHM also served as Military attache to France and as first Army air officer.  He completed his Air Force service as commander of the Gulf Coast Training Center.  He retired Nov. 30, 1941.  Submitted by Jean.  [THE MARION STAR (Ohio), Evening Edition, Monday, July 8, 1963, Page 2]

Lahm, Frank Purdy -- GEN. LAHM DIES; NATION'S SECOND MILITARY PILOT - Services for Mansfield's Brigadier General Frank P. Lahm, 85, one of the nation's aviation pioneers, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the First United Presbyterian Church with Dr. Calvin Winder officiating. Gen. Lahm was the nation's second military pilot and the last surviving member of the first group of military pilots who were taught to fly by the Wright brothers. Gen. Lahm died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at Samaritan Hospital, Sandusky, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage Friday at his summer home in Huron. Friends may call at the J. H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home after 1 p.m. Tuesday. According to Gen. Lahm's wishes, the body will be cremated and the ashes sprinkled from a plane over Randolph Field, Texas, where Gen. Lahm once served as commander of the nation's first air force training center. Gen Lahm was instrumental in selecting the site for the field, preparing its plans and overseeing its construction. He served at Randolph Field from 1926-1930. The family has asked that memorial contributions be sent to Richland County Foundation, 357 Marion Ave., in his name. Surviving are his wife, Grace W. Lahm; two children: Mrs. Robert E. McMahon of La Crosse, Wis., and a son, Col. Lawrence Lahm, on assignment to the U. S. Embassy in Lima, Peru. Also 11 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Frank Parker, now living in Boulder, Colo. The pioneer aviator who, in his lifetime flew with the Wright brothers and saw aviation make fantastic strides toward space travel, suffered the cerebral hemorrhage at his summer cottage in Huron, and Friday was hospitalized in a semi-conscious condition. By Saturday he had lapsed into complete unconsciousness. Among those keeping a vigil near his bedside were his wife and Richland County Auditor and Mrs. Norman Wolfe, Mrs. Lahm is Wolfe's sister. The vigorous, quick-witted Gen. Lahm, whose appearance at patriotic functions in Mansfield was always a high point of the day, had reportedly been ill for some time before suffering the fatal stroke. It was a least the third time in recent years that he was hospitalized in precarious health. But his stamina and spirit were always astounding to physicians. In 1956, about a month after he made feature news by flying a jet fighter plane from Mansfield airport, he and his wife were seriously injured in a two-car crash north of Mansfield. The General suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries and spent about a month in the hospital. The following year he entered Mansfield General Hospital for a cataract operation. But his final illness, at 85, was too much for the high-spirited peer of American aviators. He once told a reporter: "Don't limit your imagination when you talk about aviation," and he lived up to his credo. At 78, when he flew a jet airplane from Mansfield, (first time he had ever been in a jet aircraft) he commented: "This rounds out my flying experience. I have flown in captive balloons, free balloons, propeller-driven planes, autogyros, helicopters, landed and taken off of an aircraft carrier and been launched from a catapult." On aviation's future he said: "The next thing is space travel. I think I will see the earth satellite and that they are talking about and I believe my son may see space travel." His son, Lawrence at the time was an instructor with the field artillery in Indo-China. One of Gen. Lahm's greatest memories was the afternoon of Sept. 9, 1908. Then a lieutenant, he was taken for his first flight by Orville Wright. They were in the air for six minutes and 42 seconds, which established a world endurance record for pilot with passenger. It was the first time a pilot had ever flown with a passenger. Lahm was one of two Army Signal Corps officers later taught to fly by Wilbur Wright. The other officer was Frederic E. Humphreys. Their instruction began on Oct. 8, 1909, and was completed on Oct. 26, 1909. Lt. Lahm, who had been the first Army officer ever to fly as a passenger in a plane, received the first lesson. But Humphreys made the first solo flight a few minutes before Lahm, thereby making Lahm's license "No. 2." Born in Mansfield Nov. 17, 1877, Lahm started his colorful military career when he received an appointment to West Point Military Academy in 1897, after attending Mansfield public schools. His first assignment, following graduation from West Point in 1901, was with a cavalry unit at the old Columbus Barracks. Later the same year he was transferred to the Philippine Islands. In 1903 he returned to West Point to teach French for two years. Then in 1905 he went to France to study aeronautics. He was in France with his father, Frank S. Lahm, when they heard of the first successful flight of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk. The elder Lahm, who was elected first president of the International Aeronautical Society, cabled his friend Henry Weaver in Mansfield to have him verify the story of the first flight. In 1906, Lahm had what he later recalled to be his most exciting experience, winning the first Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. He won that race by flying from Paris to York County, England - a distance of 402 miles - in 24 hours. A jet today could cover that distance in less than an hour. Shortly after his solo flight in the Wright brothers' airplane, Lahm and his famous instructor made the first cross-country flight, a 10-mile journey from Fort Meyer to Alexandria, Va. and back. During the period when the army was deliberating as to the future of aviation, if any, Lahm was serving with the cavalry in Cuba, Jamaica, Panama and the Philippines. Then in 1912 the Signal Corps called him in to organize and command a U. S. army Flying School in the Philippine Islands. Upon completing this assignment in 1913, he was again returned to his former outfit and saw action on the Mexican border. Starting from 1916, Gen. Lahm's future was to be concerned only with aviation in the Army. It was then he was assigned as secretary of the U. S. Army Aviation School, San Diego, Calif. The following year he was transferred to Omaha, Neb. to command the U. S. Army balloon School. In 1917 he went to the Western front as an observer with British and French air units. Being an expert in the use of balloons, Lahm soon found himself at the American Expeditionary Forces headquarters in France, and in the office of the Chief of Air Service. He commanded the Second Army Air Service from this position. After World War I, Gen. Lahm spent two years attending the Army War College, followed by four years assignment to the War Department General Staff in Washington. Many other assignments came to the General during the 1930's. These included: assistant chief of the Air Corps; air attache to France, Belgium and Spain; military attache to France and Belgium; and air officer of the Second Corps Area. He organized and commanded the Air Corps Training Center at Randolph Field, Texas. This school was known as the "West Point Of The Air." Lahm also served as chief of aviation, First Army, on Governors Island during 1940 and 1941. Then on November 30, 1941, seven days before Pearl Harbor, Major General Lahm was retired as a brigadier general in ceremonies at Kelly Field, Texas. Retirement in no way curtailed his active interest in aviation, though it gave him more chance to visit friends in Mansfield and throughout the nation. he and his wife spent their summers near Lake Erie and their winters in Tucson, Ariz., often visiting in Mansfield. Whenever a major civic or patriotic celebration took place, or a parade unfolded in Mansfield, chances were that the wiry, white-haired General Lahm would be on the reviewing stand, his keen eyes perceiving the spirit of the people and the implications of the event. He was, among Mansfielders, perhaps best qualified to discern and appreciate the military and peacetime progress of aviation in this country. And he took obvious pride in having lived at the right moment in history and for the right number of years to see stupendous milestones roll by. Submitted by Faye and Jean. [Mansfield News Journal: 08 July 1963]

Lahm, Grace Wolfe -- GEN. LAHM'S WIDOW DIES AT AGE 87 - Mrs. Grace Wolfe Lahm, 87, widow of Brig. Gen. Frank P. Lahm, died in the Tucson Medical Center at Tucson, Ariz., yesterday after a month's illness. Her brother, Richland County Auditor Norman L. Wolfe, left for Arizona immediately after receiving word of her death. Gen. Lahm, one of the nation's aviation pioneers and second military pilot, died July 7, 1963, at the age of 85. Mrs. Lahm was the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Norman M. Wolfe and was born here on Aug. 5, 1878. She was graduated from Mansfield Senior High school in 1897. Mrs. Lahm attended Denison University and married Dr. George W. Kenson, a Mansfield dentist, on June 3, 1903. Dr. Kenson died in 1929 in Hollywood, Calif. Mrs. Lahm married Gen. Lahm whom she had known from girlhood on April 3, 1948, in Hollywood. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of both Mansfield and Huron. She lived with her brother, Auditor Wolfe, at 655 Coleman Rd., on various occasions and spent considerable time in Huron and Tucson. She also is survived by nine nieces and nephews and two step-children, Col. Lawrence Lahm of Corvalis, Ore., and Mrs. Robert McMahon of La Crosse, Wis. Services will be held in Tucson and burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Churches of Mansfield or Huron, or St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucson. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [Mansfield News Journal: 01 July 1966]

Lahm, Samuel -- General Samuel Lahm, father of F.S. Lahm, of this city, died at Canton (OH) on Friday last.  When we last saw him, on the occasion of the marriage of his son to Miss Purdy, he could converse only in a whisper, having lost his voice several years ago, owing to an affection of the throat and lungs.  The General came from Maryland, and settled in Canton in 1836 and practiced law, the firm being Loomis & Lahm.  From 1842 to 1844 he was State Secretary and Representative in Congress from 1847 to 1849 from Stark and Wayne, then a District.  He was a delegate to the Charleston Convention in 1860, and a steadfast advocate and friend of the lamented Douglas.  Since his loss of voice he has not taken an active part in politics, spending most of his time superintending a large and valuable tract of farm land between Canton and Massillon.  As an eloquent and effective orator in his palmy days, General Lahm had few equals, and his death was quite unexpected and sudden.  The funeral took >>remainder of article cut off from my copy - see original<<  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 June 1876]

Lahman, Elizabeth Ann -- Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Lahman died Tuesday night at 9:45, at her home, No. 40 Glessner Avenue, after an illness of one week.  She was 67 years old and was well known among a wide circle of friends.  Mrs. Lahman's husband died a few months ago.  The family came to this city from Bellville a little over two years ago.  Mrs. Lahman is survived by an adopted daughter, Miss Lucy Lahman.  The body will be taken to Bellville at 10:10 Friday morning where the funeral and burial will take place, the services to be conducted by Rev. S.P. Long.   [Mansfield News Journal:  09 December 1908, p. 2]

Laird, Mary (Bender) -- Mrs. Mary Laird died last evening at 4 o'clock at her residence, 171 West Fourth Street, of heart disease, at the age of 76 years.  She was an invalid for the past four years and her death was not unexpected.  The deceased was the widow of W.B. Laird and the daughter of Jacob Bender.  Six children survive the deceased, four of whom reside in this city, as follows:  Jacob Laird, city engineer of Mansfield;  Mrs. G.W. Statler, Misses Amanda and Mary Laird, of this city;  Andrew Laird, of Shelby, and Warren Laird, of Columbus.  The funeral will take place from the residence at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. R.T. Stevenson, of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 13]

Laird, Samuel -- d. 9/7/1868 at St. Louis, Mo.;  31y, 6m;  b. Springfield Twp.;  R.R. Engineer;  white;  cause:  RR accident;  res.  Springfield Twp.  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Laird, Warren

Laird, William B. -- Died, At Mansfield, July 6th., Wm. B. Laird, aged 73 years.  The funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 82 West Fourth Street, this Thursday at 4 o'clock.  [Ohio Liberal:  07 July 1881]

Lamb, Charles -- Saturday.  Charles Lamb, a brakeman on the Erie fourth division local, fell off a boxcar near Richwood yesterday afternoon and sustained injuries which caused his death early last evening.  The deceased's home was in Galion, and he was well known to local railroad men.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 November 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 28]


Lambert, Francis. -- Mansfield.  Funeral Mass will be offered for Francis Lambert, 65, of 462 West Sixth St. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Friday at 9:30 a.m.  Burial will be in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Geiger - Herlihy Funeral Home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The vigil service will be held this evening at 8. Submitted by Linda and Shirley.  Typed by Terri McGrath. [Mansfield News Journal:  January 17, 1974, pg. 40]

Lambert, George G. -- Geo. G. Lambert, probably the oldest citizen in the city, died at his home on West Main street Thursday morning at 5 o'clock of old age. He was born in Washington county, Maryland, whence he came to Ohio in 1835 and has been a resident of Shelby and vicinity ever since. He was a miller by trade and led an active, busy life even in his old age. He was much respected by his neighbors, with whom he was always on good terms, being a man of marked sociability. He leaves three daughters to mourn his loss, one of whom, Miss Laura C. Lambert, lived with him and kept his home in order to the last. He was up and about until Monday morning when his powers began to fail and rapid decline followed. Funeral services will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. Submitted by Terry W. [SHELBY NEWS, Shelby, Ohio, Thursday, January 9, 1896]

Lamberton, Caroline -- Mansfield, April 1.  The funeral of Mrs. Caroline Lamberton will take place from her residence at 10:30 o'clock to-morrow.  [Mansfield Evening News:  01 April 1890, Vol. 6, No. 22]

Lamberton, Caroline -- Mrs. James Lamberton died Saturday at her residence on West Bloom street at the age of 68 years.  Funeral today at 1 p.m.   [Mansfield Herald:  03 April 1890, Vol. 40, No. 20]

Lamberton, Caroline -- DIED, March 29, at her residence on East Bloom Street, Mrs. James Lamberton, aged about 68 years.  Funeral April 1.  [Mansfield Evening News:  31 March 1890]

Lamberton, Sarah (Burge) -- **see:  Sarah Lamperton

Lamberton, Sarah E. -- d. 9/1885, old age;  84y, 5m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Lamer, Abraham -- Rome.  Friday evening of last week about 8 o'clock, one of our oldest citizens, Abraham Lamer, was found dead in the street.  He had left his home a few minutes before to go up town and was on his return, when he was stricken with rheumatism of the heart, or perhaps apoplexy.  What seems somewhat remarkable his wife died three years ago last June under similar circumstances.  The remains were followed to the grave, Sunday afternoon, by a very large concourse of people.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  01 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 40]

Lamer, Mary Ann

Lamer, Zetta -- The death of Miss Zetta Lamer occurred Sunday evening at 5:00 at her home in Rome.  The deceased was 22 years old and death was the result of consumption.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:00.  Re-printed from the SHELBY GLOBE.  [Mansfield News:  12 November 1901, Vol. 17, No. 216]

Lampert, Josephine -- bur. 7/6/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  32y, 10m, 12d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Lampert, Nellie L. -- bur. 8/5/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  9m, 19d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Lamperton, Sarah -- Mrs. Sarah Lamperton, of Water Street, died at 4 p.m. Monday.  Her remains were buried from the M.E. Church on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  24 September 1885, Vol. 35, No. 45]  A researcher (Bud) working on this family has informed me that the correct spelling of the surname should be LAMBERTON.  He also tells us that Sarah's maiden name was BURGE.  [correction submitted 12/25/2003]

Lance, Abraham -- We are this week called upon to record the death of Mr. Roaks, Mr. Monjar, Mr. Jesse Bodley and Mr. Lance, all among the old citizens of our County -- the latter Mr. Lance, having only removed to Crawford County a few years ago.  [Shelby Independent News:  28 November 1872, Vol. 5, No. 5]

Lance, Abraham -- A correspondent informs us of the death of Mr. Abraham Lance, formerly a resident of this township, on November 1st., near Bucyrus.  He was 67 years and eight days old at the time of his death.  He was highly esteemed while residing in our midst, and died in the triumphs of the Christian's faith.  [Shelby Independent News:  28 November 1872, Vol. 5, No. 5]

Lance, John -- SHELBY, FEB. 28 -- Our village is terribly excited over the tragic death of one of its oldest residents, which occurred last night.  John Lance, the name of the unfortunate man, has been demented since the fall campaign, owing principally, it is said, to the wool tariff and other political questions.  As he was about 65 years old no one suspected that he would suicide and not much attention was given his harmless antics.  Last evening he gave F. Brucker $27, telling him to keep it for him as he imagined some one intended to burn his house and kill him.  He then went to the depot at the junction and endeavored to get under a train, but was frustrated in his design by some of the depot hands, who started him home.  He did not go, however, and returned about 8:30 o'clock and threw himself in front of a moving engine on the C.C.C.& I. R.R.  He was successful in this attempt, as the engine cut him in two at the waist.  The mangled remains were picked up and taken to his home.  The deceased was a machinist by trade and has three children, two of whom are married.  Mr. Lance was a Republican politician of much ability and had a remarkable memory.  It has been repeatedly said that he was a walking index of the United States government.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 41]

Lander, Alwine -- Miss Alwine Lander, daughter of Mrs. Alwine Lander, of 357 Bowman Street, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 22, aged 20 years.  The deceased was formerly employed as a clerk in the store of R.B. Maxwell & Co.  Funeral Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 17]

Landers, Thurman -- Submitted by Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal:  13 January 1982]

Landfair, Augusta -- 82Y;  d. 8/15/1955 at Miles Branstetter home;  former Richland Co. school teacher;  resident of Harrod, OH  [MNJ 8/15/1955]

Landis, Ann -- bur. 9/14/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  28y   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Landis, Jacob S. -- Died, on Tuesday, March 3rd., 1874, Jacob S. Landis, aged 64 years and 3 days.  The deceased removed to his late home in Jackson Township, from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about the year A.D. 1838.  He was a member of the Church of God for 35 years, and an elder, exhorter, and preacher therein for about 34 years.  He purchased a schoolhouse in his vicinity some years ago, removed it upon his farm, and repaired it to be used as a Church, the organization in his neighborhood having no church building or their own.  In the absence of a regular minister he supplied the congregation -- always preaching the gospel free.  He was with all an honest, industrious and exemplary citizen, and will be greatly missed by his family, immediate neighbors and brethren.  He leaves an aged widow and eight children to mourn his loss -- one of his sons having died in the service, and another child in infancy.  Funeral services were held in the Disciple Church by Rev. M. Coats of Mansfield and his remains interred in Oakland Cemetery on Friday last.  [Shelby Independent News:  12 March 1874, Vol. 6, No. 20]

Landis, John

Landis, Maryella -- d. 12/4/1871 at Mansfield;  1y, 5m;  b. Mansfield;  no occupation;  cause:  scrofula;  white;  res. Fourth Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Landis, Mrs. Isaac M. -- Shelby.  Mrs. Isaac Landis, living about two miles east of town, died Tuesday of paralysis;  funeral Friday at 1 o'clock;  interment at Oakland Cemetery.  [Semi-Weekly News:  20 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 67]

Landis, Mrs. Isaac M. -- Jackson Township.  Mrs. Isaac M. Landis died at her late home Wednesday morning about 9 o'clock.  She was only sick for a short time and died very suddenly while being lifted from her chair to her bed.  Funeral services from her late home Friday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  20 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 67]

Landis, Mrs. John  -- Mifflin.  On Monday morning, Mrs. John Landis, of near Mifflin, was found dead in bed.  She has been a sufferer from heart disease for some time and it is supposed that was the cause of her death.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 36]

Landis, Rachel  -- Rachel, wife of J. B. Landis, born Aug. 24, 1840, died Feb. 5, 1909, at the family home, 136 North Walnut street. The deceased leaves two children by a former marriage, a son residing here and one at Akron; four grandchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters and four brothers. [The Mansfield News: Friday, February 5, 1909]

Landis, Walter

Lanehart, Ed. -- Bellville.  Ed., youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Lanehart, died at Gambier, at 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, March 4th., of congestion of the lungs.  Mr. Lanehart was a student at Kenyon College, a promising young man, and his sudden death is a great shock to his parents and friends.  A.H. Brown went to Gambier on Wednesday morning to bring the remains to this place.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 07 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 42]

Lanehart, Ed. -- Bellville.  The funeral of Ed. Lanehart took place from the Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. on Friday.  It was one of the saddest occasions that Bellville has ever witnessed.  President Bodine and twenty-three members of the class of '92 of Kenyon College were present.  The services were conducted by Rev. W.L. Baker, assisted by President Bodine.  The singing was a quartette of Mr. Lanehart's classmates and eight of the class acted as pallbearers.  The casket was entirely covered with beautiful floral offerings, while three large pieces standing on the platform of the pulpit formed a complete background.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 14 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 43]

Lanehart, John William

Lanehart, Margaret -- Bellville.  Margaret, wife of Wm. Lanehart, died of pneumonia at her home on Huron Street on Thursday morning, November 2nd., after an illness of only two days.  Mrs. Lanehart had lived most of her life in or near this place and was universally loved and respected.  The funeral took place from the family residence at 3 p.m. on Friday.  The services were conducted by Rev. J.N. Barnett.  Mr. Lanehart, who had just returned from Chicago was also ill and is still confined to his room.  Their son Albert was lying sick at the home of his brother, Williard, in Chicago and was not able to come home until Monday.  The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their affliction.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 November 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 25]

Lanehart, Mary

Lanehart, Mrs. Philip -- Mrs. Philip Lanehart died at her home five miles south of the city at midnight Sunday night.  She was about 70 years of age and leaves a husband and children.  About a year ago Mrs. Lanehart sustained a stroke of paralysis and she has been an invalid ever since.  Funeral services Tuesday at the German Evangelical church, south of the city, conducted by the Rev. Paul Lehman.  [Mansfield News:  11 November 1901, Vol. 17, No. 215]

Lanehart, Mrs. Philip -- The funeral services of Mrs. Lanehart, wife of Philip Lanehart Sr., took place at the German church Tuesday at 1:00.  Mrs. Lanehart was born in Germany 70 years ago.  [Mansfield News:  15 November 1901]

Lanehart, William -- Bellville.  Wm. Lanehart died at the home of his son, D.A. Lanehart, on Markey Street, on Friday, December 15th., aged 69 years.  Mr. Lanehart was at the World's Fair during its last week and contracted a severe cold, which developed into pneumonia after he returned home.  His wife was stricken with the same malady and lived but a few days, dying during November.  This sad bereavement retarded Mr. Lanehart's recovery, but he had been able to walk out and had gone to make his home with his son.  On Wednesday night he suddenly became unconscious and so continued until his death on Friday morning.  Mr. Lanehart was a native of Germany and came to this country when a boy of 15 years.  By a life of quiet industry and strict integrity he amassed sufficient wealth to spend the declining years of his life in peaceful retirement, allowing his sons to look after his farm and other properties.  Mr. Lanehart had occupied many positions of trust, to all of which he was attentive.  He was a man of rare good judgment and one whose advice could always be followed with safety.  His funeral took place from his son's residence at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Discourse by Dr. H.L. Canfield.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 31]

Lang, George -- George Lang, a well known man of this city, died Thursday morning at 5:05 o'clock at his home, 221 South Diamond Street after a short illness, having been bedfast only since last Friday, though he had not been well for a short time before that.  The cause of death was typhoid pneumonia.  He leaves a wife and one child, four years old, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and loving father.  He was born 30 years ago and has resided in this city for some years past.  He was married Aug. 17, 1891 to Miss Helen Wentz.  The funeral services will take place at St. Peter's Catholic church, of which the deceased was a member, Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8:30 o'clock a.m.  His sister-in-law, Mrs. William Keck, of Ashland, was present with other relative at the time of his death.  [Semi-Weekly News:  11 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 74]

Lang, George C.

Langan, ---- -- Saturday.  The four-years-old child of M.J. Langan and wife died at 11 o'clock this forenoon of scarlet fever.  Two other cases are reported in the same family.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 July 1893]

Langstaff, John -- Decapitated.  John Langstaff, an employee of the Pennsylvania Company at this point, met with a sudden and awful death on the company's tracks directly east of the A.-T. shops at 4:45 last evening.  Langstaff was employed at the company's round house, near the water works pumping station, in the capacity of night caller and wiper, going on duty at 5 o'clock p.m.  He left his home, at 51 East Second Street, as usual last evening with no presentiment of the fatal accident which was to befall him.  Shortly before the hour above named Langstaff was seen at the union depot conversing with several acquaintances, after which he started up the track in the direction of his place of labor.  As he passed the crossing of the P.F. and Erie, in front of the depot, he exchanged greetings with the yard crew.  Half way between the depot and the round house is a bridge which spans the creek.  The engine had been doing work on the A.-T. siding and had pulled out six freight cars a short distance north of the bridge, when one of the crew as horrified to see the body of a man lying on the track over which the shifter had just passed.  A closer investigation revealed the starling fact that the body was that of John Langsftaff.  The head was cut off and was found lying on a tie, while the body was found lengthwise between the rails.  It is supposed that the man was taken with a fit while on the bridge or else did not see the approaching engine, which must have caught him directly on the bridge, as his dinner bucket was at that point, and strange to say, undisturbed.  The remains were picked up and conveyed to the round house and the officers notified.  Later in the evening they were taken to Niman's undertaking rooms, where they were prepared for burial.  The deceased was about 32 years of age and has only been married about two years.  He was formerly an employee of the Gilbert & Waugh Milling company and was well liked by all who knew him.  A strange fatality seems to run in the family, as only a few months ago Langstaff's father received injuries at the Baxter Stove Works, which caused his death a couple of weeks subsequently.  Coroner Maglott is still investigating the cause of Langstaff's death and this afternoon examined Thomas J. Shockler, Martin Biddle, Michael Fisher, John s. Garber and Owen Lightcap, employees of the Pennsylvania railroad company.  They all testified substantially as above.  The coroner will render his verdict this evening.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 June 1892]

Langstaff, Mrs. William -- Mrs. William Langstaff died at her home on Cemetery Street, about 11 o'clock Saturday night, aged nearly 71 years.  Funeral Monday at 3 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 86]

Langstaff, William -- Wednesday.  William Langstaff, the man who was badly injured by being caught in the shafting at the Baxter Stove Works, Oct. 6th., died at his home on Cemetery Street at 1 o'clock this morning.  Mr. Langstaff who was in the 58th. year of his age, was a soldier in the late war.  He enlisted in Co. I., First Regiment, O.V.I., on August 1, 1861, and was mustered out at Chattanooga, Nov. 16, 1864, serving in all three years and six months.  Mr. Langstaff was formerly a resident of Salem, O.  he has been in the employ of the Baxter Co. over twenty years.  The remains will be buried by McLaughlin Post with the honors of war on Friday, the hour not yet having been fixed.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 21]

Langwell, Frank -- Capt. Feeny of the police department received a telegram this morning that his nephew, Frank Langwell, had died suddenly of heart failure at Mountain Home, Idaho.  He leaves a wife and son.  The deceased was a former resident of Clyde (OH) but went west for his health.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  ?? March 1909]

Lanken, Mrs. -- Wednesday.  Mrs. Lanken, 60 years, died at Cleveland yesterday.  The remains will be brought to this city tomorrow afternoon and interred in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Rev. Buesser will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner: 24 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 45]

Lanker, Carlton Worth -- 69Y;  d. 3/27/1955 at home, Morrow Co., OH;  b. 11/24/1885 at Franklin Twp., Morrow Co., OH;  h/o Bertha Lawson;  bur. North Fork Cem.  [MNJ 3/28/1955]

Lantz, Abraham -- Abraham Lantz, father of A.C. Lantz, of this city, died Friday morning about 7:30 at his home in Lexington after an illness of one week with pneumonia.  Mr. Lantz was past 80 years of age and had lived most of his life in Lexington where he was one of the most highly respected citizens and had a wide circle of friends.  Mr. Lantz was a wagon maker and had conducted an establishment in Lexington many years.  He was a great worker in the church of which he was a member.  Mr. Lantz is survived by his wife and one son A.C. Lantz of this city.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily News:  23 April 1909]

Lantz, Abraham C. -- Abraham C. Lantz, a prominent dry goods and business man of Mansfield, committed suicide at his home in the above city about 7:30 o'clock Saturday evening by placing the muzzle of a double-barreled shotgun to his head and working the trigger with his toes.  He was alone in the house at the time, his wife and three children being at the store, and on their return about 10:30 search was instituted and his lifeless remains were found in the garret of his home.  Business worries and ill health are attributed as the cause of his rash act.  --   [Plymouth Advertiser:  16 May 1914, Vol. 61, No. 26]

Lantz, Alice Price -- 70Y;  d. 1/6/1954 at home, Mansfield;  w/o Boyd C.;  b. 2/22/1883 at Woodsfield, OH;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 1/7/1954 & 1/8/1954]

Lantz, Amos -- Died, at his residence near Springmills, Ohio, September 6th., 1873, Amos Lantz, aged 62 years, 4 months and 19 days.  He was born in Dauphin County, Pa., and for many years a resident of this county.  His last illness was lingering and severe.  He longed to be released from these terrible sufferings of earth.  Funeral services were held at the Leiter church where his mortal remains were interred.  [Shelby Independent News:  18 September 1873, Vol. 5, No. 47]

Lantz, Elizabeth -- bur. 3/1888 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  68y  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Lantz, Emma -- Mrs. Emma Lantz, aged 25, wife of Fred Lantz, died at her home, one mile east of Mansfield, at 8 o'clock Sunday morning.  Funeral at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  03 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 38]

Lantz, Esther -- LEXINGTON -- Mr. & Mrs. George Stevens attended the funeral of Miss Esther Lantz, aged 90, last Thursday, who died at the home of her nephew, C.B. Hout, near Windsor, Tuesday, November 9.  Death was due to a stroke of paralysis about ten days previous to her demise.  Funeral services were conducted from the Crider Memorial U.B. Church at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday morning, conducted by the Rev. Weekly, of Mansfield.  Burial was in the Windsor cemetery.  Friends attended from Darlington, Hannawalt's, Clearfork, Johnsville, Waterford, Lexington, Mansfield and Mifflin.  [Richland County Leader:  12 November 1920, Vol. 1, No. 49]

Lantz, Frank -- The funeral of Frank Lantz, the unfortunate young traveling man who shot himself on Monday last occurred at 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning.  The arrangements were under the auspices of the Peoria Commercial Travelers Association, of which the deceased was a valued and honored member.  The remains were deposited in a rich and elegant casket, and the features of the deceased retained a natural appearance.  A host of intimate and sorrowing friends gazed upon the face of the dead before the coffin lid was screwed down and the casket was removed to the First M.E. church where the deceased very often attended divine worship.  The attendance at the church was very large, and the floral offerings were numerous and costly.  Among others were a bed of roses, a broken wheel, a basket of flowers and a cross.  At the conclusion of the services the remains were once more viewed by the friends and relatives of the deceased, and the casket was then placed in the hearse, which started for Washington, Illinois, were the body was laid in the grave.  The services at Washington were brief.  Many friends had gone over on the morning train to be present at the burial.  These returned on the 3 o'clock train yesterday afternoon.  They report a great many of Washington's citizens who were acquainted with Frank were present at the graveside.  --  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  24 October 1889, Vol. 2, No. 28 as re-printed from the PEORIA (IL) HERALD]

Lantz, Frank -- Lexington.  Word was received on Tuesday that Frank Lantz, of Peoria, Ill., who formerly lived four miles south of Lexington, is dead.  Albert and Abram Lantz and W.O. Thuma left immediately for Peoria.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 October 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 22]

Lantz, John -- Wednesday.  John Lantz, a laborer residing at 81 East First Street, died very suddenly at his home about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  Mr. Lantz, who was 75 years old, and has been in poor health for some time, at non yesterday ate a hearty dinner and retired to a lounge.  Shortly after his daughter, who has been keeping house for him, noticed that her father was suffering terribly.  An examination disclosed the fact that the old gentleman had sustained an attack of paralysis, from which he died at the hour above named.  The deceased came to this country from Switzerland at an early age and has lived in Mansfield for many years.  He leaves a number of children, among them being Jacob and Samuel Lantz, the carpenters, Godfrey Lantz, east of the city, and a daughter with whom he has been living.  The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon according to the rites of the Believers in Christ church, of which deceased was a member.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 March 1893]

Lantz, John -- John Lantz died Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at his home in East Mansfield after an illness of 10 days with pneumonia.  Mr. Lantz was born at Berne, Switzerland, 58 years ago and came to this country and to Mansfield about 35 years ago, this having been his home ever since.  He has been employed for some time as night watchman at the Lean Harrow works.  He leaves a wife, two sons and five daughters, as follows:  Mrs. Otto S. Miller, Misses Lydia, Lily May, Amelia Viola and Hazel and Charles and William Lantz.  Mr. Lantz leaves also three brothers, Jacob, Samuel and Gottfried Lantz, of this city, and three sisters, Miss Elizabeth Lantz, of Mansfield;  Mrs. John Kissling, living south of the city, and Mrs. Ulrich Beer, of Cissna Park, Ill.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Henry Schwier of the church of Believers in Christ, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home of the deceased.  [Mansfield News:  10 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 85]

Lantz, John -- John Lantz, aged 57 years, a well known resident of East Mansfield, died at this home yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, after an illness of ten days with inflammation of the bowels.  He was employed at the Lean Harrow Works.  The deceased was a native of Berne, Switzerland.  He was a brother of Gottfried, Jacob and Samuel Lantz, of this city.  The deceased leaves a wife and seven children Emma, Charles, Lettie, Willie, Lily, Milly and Mamie.  The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., from the late residence conducted by the Rev. Mr. Schwier.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  10 June 1901, p. 3]

Lantz, Lenna D. -- 83Y;  wid/o Albert W.;  Born at Knox Co., OH;  Mansfield res. since 1938;  bur. Shaucks Cem.  [MNJ 1/16/1955]

Lantz, Mary Elizabeth Steel -- Mary Elizabeth Steel was born on August 21, 1851;  died May 1, 1920, aged 68 years, 8 months and 18 days.  She was the daughter of John and Margaret (Knox) Steel and was one of a family of 14 children, nine of whom survive her.  She was married to Henry B. Lantz on December 19, 1872, and was the mother of three children the eldest dying in infancy.   She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, a son Arthur, a daughter Bertha Levering;  a grandchild, Mary Louise Lantz;  seven brothers and two sisters and many other relatives and friends.   She united with the Pleasant Grove Evangelical Church at the early age of 12 years and continued  a steadfast member until her death.  She attended Sabbath school and church services regularly whenever her health permitted and always found pleasure in doing good deeds for the Master.  She was ever busy serving others and was a kind neighbor, a faithful wife and an affectionate mother.   Funeral services were held at Pleasant Grove church May 4 at 1:00, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.R. Frye, after which the remains were taken to Shauck's cemetery for interment.   [Richland County Leader:  21 May 1920, Vol. 1, No. 24]

Lantz, Mrs. H.B. -- LEXINGTON -- Word was received last Saturday evening by Mr. & Mrs. George Stevens of the death of Mrs. Steven's sister-in-law, Mrs. H.B. Lantz, of near Darlington.  Mrs. Lantz was nearly 69 years of age and had always been a resident of Richland county.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Frye, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Evangelical church, of which Mrs. Lantz had been a lifelong member, and was in accordance with her request.  The remains were interred in the Shauck cemetery.  She leaves a husband, two children and one grandchild.  A son, Arthur, of Darlington, and daughter, Bertha wife of Alfred Levering, of Woodview, were both at one time pupils of the L.H.S.   [Richland County Leader:  07 May 1920, Vol. 1, No. 22]

Lantz, Mrs. Jacob -- Mrs. Jacob Lantz a respected resident of the city, died at noon Thursday at her home, No. 223 E. Second Street, of a complication of diseases.  She was 56 years of age.  The deceased leaves beside her husband, three sons, Walter and Harry of Pittsburg, Pa., Ralph of this city, and one daughter, Mabel, of this city.  The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. S. Engwiller.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  01 April 1909]

Lantz, Mrs. William -- Saturday.  Mrs. William Lantz, aged 38 years, died at the residence of her husband, corner of Buckingham and Lyda Streets, Johns Addition, at two o'clock this morning.  Mrs. Lantz had been ailing for some time, but about ten days ago she was taken with typhoid pneumonia which resulted in death.  The lady was a member of the Mayflower Memorial church.  She leaves a husband and two small children.  The funeral will take place Monday morning at 10 o'clock.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 07 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 42]

Lantz, Rebecca -- Mrs. Rebecca Lantz died Friday afternoon at her residence six miles north of the city on the State Road.  She was 65 years old and has resided in this county since 1844.  The funeral took place Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at Clay Church.  The Rev. A.J. Dunlap officiated.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  01 October 1885, Vol. 35, No. 46]

Lantz, Samuel -- Lexington.  Mrs. F.D. Culp and Mrs. Charles Joslin attended the funeral of Samuel Lantz, at Bellville, Thursday.  [Butler Enterprise:  14 May 1903]

Lantz, William -- William Lantz died Friday evening, May 6, at his residence on Sugar Street, aged 46 years.  He leaves a wife and four children.  He was the son of George W. Lantz, who resides eight miles north of the city.  Funeral services Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the First Lutheran Church, the Rev. H.L. Wiles officiating.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 40]

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Lape, Anna J. (Hastings) -- [Mansfield Daily Shield:  28 November 1910]

Lape, John -- John Lape died Sunday night at his home in Butler after a short illness. Death is said to be due to nervous prostration. He had made his home in this city most of the time and was here Friday. He has a brother, Edward Lape, of Park avenue east and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Schuster and Mrs. L. Bowls, living in this city. Funeral Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at Butler. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [Mansfield News: 10 January 1911]

LaPorte, Thomas - Mansfield - Thomas J. Laporte, 69, of 51 E. 207th St., Euclid, Ohio, and father of Thomas R. LaPorte of Mansfield, died Tuesday in Euclid General Hospital. Born March 23, 1912, in Detroit, Mich., he worked as a sales representative in heavy machinery. Beside his son, survivors include his wife, Katherine Roberts LaPorte, tow daughters, two brothers and 11 grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 21000 Lake Shore Blvd., Euclid. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund or Endowment Fund of the Church of the Epiphany. Arrangements are in charge of Jakubs and Son Funeral Home in Cleveland. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Georgia. [Mansfield News Journal - Thursday, February 18, 1982 - page 7A]

Larcey, Richard -- Funeral services for four-year-old Richard Larcey were conducted yesterday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John H. Larcey, 248 Wayne street.  The child's body was found floating in a cistern at the rear of the home late Monday after a short search when it was found that Richard was not with playmates who were playing but a short distance from the house.    Officials who were called are unable to determine how the child fell into the cistern which was almost filled to overflowing with water.  Fire department members used a pulmotor without avail in an effort to restore life.  [Richland County Leader:  31 March 1922, Vol. 3, No. 15]

Lare, Joseph Singerly -- 58Y;  d. 4/24/1955 at home;  b. 11/12/1896 at Pittsburgh, PA;  Penn State College graduate;  h/o Dorothy Baxter;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 4/25/1955]

Largent, John – Mansfield. Funeral services for John W. Largent, 128 Elmridge Rd., who died in Mansfield General Hospital Friday afternoon, will be conducted in the J. H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Monday, by the Rev. Clifford D. Schutjer, pastor of The First Congregational Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call in the funeral home this afternoon. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie. [Newspaper not identified: 7 March 1971 Pg. 12]

Laribee, Marian

Laribee, Mary (Reed)

Laribee, Rachel B. (Shimer) -- The funeral of Mrs. Enos Laribee took place Friday at 10 a.m. from the family residence, east of Butler, and was conducted by Rev. W.E. Harrison.  Brief services were conducted at the house previous to going to Bunker Hill, where an appropriate discourse was delivered by the minister in charge.  Interment was made in the churchyard cemetery.  Rachel B. Shimer was born in Knox County, Jan. 18, 1838.  United in marriage to Enos Laribee, October 30, 1859, to which union were born four children -- three daughters and one son, who with the husband and father survive.  They are:  Mrs. T.R. McCollough, Mrs. Daniel Freehafer, Miss Dora Laribee and Marion R. Laribee, all of the vicinity of Butler.  There are seven grandchildren living.  Deceased became a member of the Wesley Chapel M.E. church in 1874 and died in the faith of an early resurrection.  She was of a quiet unassuming disposition and numbered her friends by scores.  She bore the suffering of a lingering illness with Christian fortitude and without a murmur.  Her place in the home is vacant and she will be sadly missed from her accustomed haunts.  In the death of Mrs. Laribee the children lose an affectionate mother, the husband a loving wife, and the neighbors a kind friend, ever ready to help in time of need.  The family ties have been broken for the first time and the blow falls quite heavily upon the bereft family, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  She died at the age of 65 years, five months and 13 days.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  09 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 27]

Larimer, Jennie -- Wednesday.  Jennie, wife of John R. Larimer, died at Grand Rapids, Mich., this morning.  Her remains will arrive here tomorrow morning and will be buried from the train, or possibly from Niman's undertaking rooms.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 January 1893]

Larimer, John R. -- Yesterday afternoon Wm. Ackerman, chancellor commander of Madison Lodge, K.P., received a telegram from Grand Rapids, Mich., stating that John R. Larimer, formerly a resident of this city and a member of the lodge lodge, had died there at 11 a.m.  The telegram did not state the cause of death and it will not be learned until the remains arrive here with an escort tonight.  The deceased was about 45 years of age and was a son of Mrs. J. Larimer, who lives at the corner of North Diamond and East Third Streets, and a brother-in-law of George A. Clugston.  For a number of years he has been in the employ of the Western Union Telegraph company and at the time of his death held a responsible position in Grand Rapids.  On January 23rd. last he buried his wife in the Mansfield Cemetery.  The funeral will be held from the residence of Mrs. Larimer at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Rev. D.J. Meese officiating.  Madison Lodge, K.P., will turn out in a body and a delegation from Mansfield Lodge, F. and A.M., of which the deceased was a member will be present.  Interment at the Mansfield Cemetery.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 April 1893]

Larimer, Josiah -- bur. 10/5/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  61y   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Larimer, Mrs. Dr. -- Independence.  Mrs. Dr. Larimer, of Lynn, and sister of J.B. McCoy, of this place, died Thursday afternoon, of last week.  --  [Bellville Star:  24 September 1885, Vol. 8, No. 52]

Larimer, Mrs. Robert -- Mrs. Robert Larimer died July 23 at the residence of Josiah Boyce at the age of 80 years.  Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  31 July 1890, Vol. 40, No. 37]

Larimer, Jane (Crooks) -- Friday.  Mrs. Larimer, widow of the late Robert Larimer, died on Wednesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Josiah Boyce, near Spring Mills.  Her death was very sudden and was caused by heart disease.  She was about 69 years of age and was the second wife of the late Mr. Larimer.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 August 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 11]

Larimer, Jane (Crooks) -- Monday.  Jane Crooks was born Dec. 6th., 1821, and married to Robt. Larimer, Sept., 1845.  She became the mother of seven children, five of whom preceded her to the spirit world, her husband also having departed this life May 31st., 1889.  She died July 23d., 1890, aged 68 years, 7 months and 17 days, trusting in Jesus, leaving two children to mourn the loss of an indulgent mother.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 August 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 11]

Larimer, Robert -- Saturday.  The funeral of Robert Larimer took place this afternoon from his late home in Madison Township, Rev. W.H. Vincent officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 3]

Larimer, Robert -- Robert Larimer died Friday morning at his home five miles south east of the city, at the age of 82.  Funeral today at 2 o'clock p.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  06 June 1889]

Larimer, Robert -- Robert Larimer, one of the early pioneers of Richland County, died at 4 o'clock Friday morning at his home in the southeast corner of Madison Township.  His death was due to old age and a gradual wasting away of his strength.  His age was 82 years.  Mr. Larimer's father emigrated from Ireland to this country in 1790 and settled first in Virginia and later moved to Fairfield County, Ohio, where Robert was born in 1807.  In 1815 the family moved to Madison Township, Richland County, where Robert has ever since resided.  But few persons have lived so many years in Richland County as Mr. Larimer.  He was twice married.  His first wife and their six children are all dead.  His second wife and two children born of this union, are still living.  Mr. Larimer was a life-long Democrat and a staunch friend of the SHIELD AND BANNER, of which he was one of the oldest subscribers and of which he had been a reader nearly all his life.  He served as a trustee of Madison Township for a number of years and was all his life honored and respected by those who knew him.  In religion he was a United Presbyterian.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 3]

Larimore, Benjamin F. -- Benjamin Larimore died about midnight Saturday night at his home at Alta and was buried Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.  The cause of death was diphtheria.  He was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife and two children.  [Semi-Weekly News:  16 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 14]

Larimore, Benjamin F. -- Alta.  Benjamin F. Larimer [Larimore] died Sunday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 a.m. at his home.  The cause of his death was diphtheria.  Mr. Larimer was born April 21, 1864, at the homestead.  Nov. 11, 1886, he was united in marriage with Miss Anna L. Marlow, of this vicinity.  He leaves a wife and two little girls, Fay and Blanche.  Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. F.B. Foster of the United Presbyterian church, Monday at 2 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 15]

Larimore, Della -- Friday.  Miss Della Larimore, aged 20 years, died at her home on Park Avenue West at 10 o'clock last night.  Miss Larimore has been sick of consumption for a long time and her death was not unexpected.  She was of a cheerful and loving disposition and had many friends.  The time for the funeral has not yet been decided on.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 3]

Larimore, Susan -- Thursday.  Mrs. Susan Larimore, aged 63 years, died of pneumonia at her home, No. 31 Wood Street at 11 p.m. last night.  The funeral will take place from her late residence at 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Meese officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 March 1892]

Larimore, Susan -- Friday.  Mrs. Susan Larimore, whose death was noted in these columns, was born in this city, August 30th., 1829.  She united with the Presbyterian church at the age of twenty years and was a member of the Woman's Auxiliary Corps.  She was a sister of the late Col. James S. Crall.  She leaves two daughters, Miss Margaret Larimore and Mrs. Flora Miller.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 March 1892]

Larribee, Mrs. Enos -- The condition of Mrs. Enos Larribee is of such a nature that death may result at any moment.  LATER -- Mrs. Larribee, who has been sick from a complication of diseases for sometime, died Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock.  The remains will be buried Friday, at 10 a.m., at Bunker Hill.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  02 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 26]

Larscey, Emma M. -- MRS. LARSCEY, LIFE-LONG RESIDENT OF CITY, DIES - Mrs. Emma M. Larscey, 73, of 420 Detroit Ave., wife of John H. Larscey, died early Saturday afternoon at the Madison Hospital, following illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Larscey was born March 17, 1889 in Mansfield and spent her entire life here. She was a member of the St. Johns United Church of Christ.  Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Miss Evelyn Larscey at home; a sister, Mrs. Jacob Weigand of Lexington, and a brother, Fred Diskosky, of Mansfield.  The body is at Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. by Rev. Carl Grimm, of Ganges, in the absence of her pastor, Rev. Harold L. Konz.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening. Submitted by Gary. [Mansfield News Journal: 29 July 1962, p. 18]

Larscey, John -- JOHN LARSCEY, 77, of 420 Detroit Ave., died early today at the Rosemont Nursing home after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 2, 1888, in Cleveland and lived most of his life in Mansfield. Mr. Larscey was an assembler at the Westinghouse Electric Corp. before retiring 13 years ago. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William Burgener, 847 Rosewood Dr., Galion, and a sister, Mrs. Theresa McDonald, Cleveland. The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where funeral arrangements are incomplete. Submitted by Gary. [Mansfield News Journal: 23 June 1965, p. 3]

Larsen, Nora G. -- Mrs. Nora G. Larsen, 84, Boardman, died Monday in Northside Hospital, Youngstown, following an illness of several days.   Mrs. Larsen was born in Shelby and was a member of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Shelby and Our Landy of the Rosary circle Number 21, Daughters of Isabella.   Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald Cline of Boardman with whom she made her home, Mrs. Jane C. Kelly of Waukegan, Ill., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church. The Reverend John J. Olivier will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.   Submitted by Ouoxman.  [Mansfield News Journal:  27 March 1973]

Larson, Ernest A. -- d. 12/13/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp. (heart attack);  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 12/15/1955]

Larwill, John C. -- John C. Larwill, one of Mansfield's wealthiest and best-known citizens, died Friday afternoon and 2 o'clock at his home, 14 Sturges Avenue.  Mr. Larwill has been in ill health for the past five years, having been taken ill in February, 1896 with kidney trouble which resulted in a complication of diseases which ultimately resulted in his death.  Mr. Larwill was born Feb. 20, 1820 at Wooster and spent there the earlier years of his life.  He began his career as clerk in the Ohio senate.  In that position he demonstrated some of the traits which enabled him to attain his business success.  Accuracy was one of the characteristics of his work.  What he did could be depended upon as being correct in every detail.  He was an indefatigable worker and whether under favorable or adverse circumstances, labored on the same.  It was characteristic of him that he never let any business troubles or cares worry him and in this he was often pointed out as an example.  He was a brother-in-law of Governor Bartley.  Mr. Larwill clerked awhile in John Larwill's store at Wooster and later on went to Loudonville, where he was in the general merchandise and milling business for many years being associated with the late A.A. Taylor.  His was a very busy life and he was engaged in a great many different lines of business, being interested in a number of industries.  His uncle, Joseph Larwill, was associated with General Newman in the laying out of Mansfield and later on was interested in the building of the Pittsburg and Fort Wayne railroad.  At that time the indications seemed to point to Crestline as the town of the future in this section of the country and Joseph Larwill disposed of many of his interests here and interested himself in Crestline and was a large owner of stock in the P.F. railroad.  John C. Larwill's energy showed itself along many lines and he was thus enabled to overcome any adverse circumstances that confronted him and to snatch victory out of defeat.  He kept in touch with the outside world, adding great pleasure in knowing what was going on about him.  He enjoyed his associations with business men who called at his home during the past few years when he was unable to get out.  He was identified with a number of Mansfield industries and business enterprises and always manifested a lively interest in them.  He was president of the Monarch Stove and Manufacturing company, Vice President of the Ohio Brass Company and a member of the directory of other local concerns.  He was twice married and his son Arthur died in 1881 after he had returned from a trip abroad.  Mr. Larwill removed to Mansfield 11 years ago.  He was married to Miss Susan Moore, of Newark, June 15, 1876, and she survives him.  A brother and sister of Mr. Larwill died only a few months ago.  He has one brother living, Joseph H. Larwill of Oklahoma.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Charles Lemoine, of the First Congregational church, Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock at his late home on Sturges Avenue.  The remains will be taken to Wooster at 10:40 a.m., Monday on the P.F for interment.  [Mansfield News: 31 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 155]

Larwill, Nancy -- Monday.  Mrs. Nancy Larwill, of Wooster (OH), who celebrated her 100th. birthday on the 9th. of last May, died yesterday.  She was a relative of John C. Larwill of this city.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 July 1893]

Lary, Nora -- d. 11/5/1872 at Mansfield;  14y, 6m;  b. County Cork, Ireland;  white;  cause - diptheria;  res. Mansfield - 2nd. Ward  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Laser, ---- -- Jackson Township.  Mr. & Mrs. Willard Laser buried their 18-months-old son Sunday afternoon at the Mt. Bethel Cemetery.  They have the sympathy of their many friends in this sad hour.  [Semi-Weekly News:  20 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 67]

Laser, Birdie -- Shelby.  Birdie, the infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Laser, died Jan. 12 near London.  [Semi-Weekly News: 22 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 7]

Laser, Florence May -- Died, of Cholera Infantum, on the evening of the 17th. inst. (at Holden, Mo.), Florence May, infant daughter of Dr. A. and Mrs. P. Laser, aged 2 months and 21 days.  Florence May was a sweet blessing to the mother and father's heart.  They hoped that God had given her to their home, to fill up the vacant place made by the departure of their other dear child.  But "His ways are not our ways".  He looked down and saw all the rough road the babe would need to go -- and saw all the cares and snares and sins of this lower world!  So he called Florence May, very early, up from the thorns of earth, to the beautiful city of our God!  She, the sweet babe, is not dead, but only departed -- passed away into the sweeter, purer, eternal life!  [Shelby Independent News: 27 August 1874, Vol. 6, No. 44]

Laser, Frank -- Woodville.  With sorrow we record the death of Frank Laser, brother of Mrs. Russell Swisher, March the 8th., at the Cleveland Hospital, where Mr. Laser had gone three weeks ago to be treated for hip disease, when necrosis of the bone was discovered and amputation of the limb was necessary, but which resulted in death.  Mr. Laser was a promising young man and stood high in the estimation of his many friends here.  Funeral Tuesday afternoon from his mother's home near Ganges.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 44]

Laser, Gertie (Shannon) -- Saturday.  Mrs. Alice Huber leaves for Chicago tonight to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. L.L. Laser, who died at Denver on Sept. 26th., of consumption.  The deceased was well known in this county, her maiden name being Miss Gertie Shannon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 October 1892]

Laser, Hannah Tooker. - SHELBY, Jan. 9 - Mrs. Hannah Tooker Laser, 72, wife of T. J. Laser, died at 8:30 o’clock this morning at her home on East Smiley avenue.    Mrs. Laser was born Sept. 3, 1860.  She is survived by her husband, a sister, Mrs. D. S. Stroup, Shelby, a nephew, A. A. Tooker near Tiro, niece, Mrs. J. H. Feignter, St. Petersburg, Fla. and a foster daughter, Mrs. H. H. Brown, Shelby.  Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the home, and at 1:30 in the Ganges church, in charge of Rev. David Noll, pastor of Shelby Reformed church.  Burial in charge of Dick and Dye funeral directors, will be made in Ganges cemetery.   Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News-Journal; Mansfield, Ohio:  Monday, January 9, 1933]

Laser, Hannah Tooker -- Hannah Tooker Laser, wife of T. J. Laser, passed away at the family home, 41 East Smiley avenue, this morning at 8:30 after an illness of several years. She was born in Franklin township September 3, 1860, and moved to Shelby in 1919. She was a member of the Reformed Church, Daughters of America and the Women's Relief Corps. She is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. D. D. Stroup, of Shelby; one foster sister, Mrs. H. H. Brown, at home; one nephew, A. T. Tooker, near Shiloh; a niece, Mrs. J. H. Feightner, of St. Petersburg, Fla. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 and at the Ganges church at 1:30. Rev. David J. W. Noll, pastor of the local Reformed church, will officiate, and interment will be made in the Ganges cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the home any time. Dick & Dye funeral directors, in charge. Submitted by Terry W. [DAILY GLOBE, Monday, January 9, 1933, page 1]

Laser, Homer R. - HOMER R. LASER DIES AT HOME - Well Known Resident Passes Away Following Lingering Illness - Homer R. Laser, aged nearly 64 years, died this morning at 7:30 o’clock at his home, 20 West Arch Street, following an illness during the past three years with a complication of diseases.  He was born Oct. 9, 1863, in Jackson Township, near Bunker Hill, but during the past thirty years has been a resident of this city.  For 20 years he was superintendent of the Ohio Textile company, but for a number of years has been ward assessor.  Previous to that, he was connected with The Mansfield News in a counting room capacity.  During the World war, he was stationed at Newport News, Va., and was a member of the American Legion, McVey Post.  He was affiliated with Mansfield Lodge No. 35 F. & A. M. and took an active interest until overtaken by failing health.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Laser; one daughter, Mrs. A. L. Them, of this city; and a son, Wade Laser, of Cleveland; also two sisters, Mrs. O. Baker, of Shenandoah, Mrs. L. Baker, of Shelby, three brothers, George Laser, of Springfield, and Jefferson Laser and Frank Laser, of Shelby.    The body was removed to the Wappner mortuary for burial preparations and will be taken to his late home, 20 West Arch street, Friday afternoon where friends may call Friday evening and Saturday morning.  Friends are requested to omit flowers.  Private funeral services in charge of  Rev. H. C. Roehner, of the First Lutheran church, of which he was a member, will be held Saturday afternoon at the family home at 1:30 o’clock.  The body will be deposited in the Mansfield mausoleum.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News; Mansfield, Ohio:  Thursday, September 1, 1927]

Laser, James C. -- James C. Laser, who practed law in this city for more than twenty years, died Wednesday morning at his home in Los Angeles, Cal., his health having broken down about two years ago and his condition for several months past having been recognized as critical.  A telegram from Mrs. Laser announcing the death of Mr. Laser was received by Probate Judge Bricker early Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. & Mrs. Laser went from here to California early in April, 1907, and Mr. Laser was back for a month's visit last fall.  He had been confined to his bed since early this year and for several weeks his death has been expected at any time.  He was about 52 years of age.  [Mansfield News:  16 September 1908]

Laser, Mrs. Frank. (nee Neal) - SUMMONED BY DEATH - Mrs. Frank Laser, of Mansfield Avenue, died Thursday evening at the family home after an illness of two months.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neal and was born in Stark County.  She was the mother of thirteen children, seven having preceded her in death.  She is survived by her husband and five children:  Mrs. D. L. Fackler, of Plymouth, Mrs. J. H. Roth, Mrs. Sylvia Fogleson, of Shelby, Mrs. T. Schwartzhoff and Glen Laser, of Canton, Mrs. Clea Flockencier, of Mansfield, all of whom were at her bedside when death came.  She also leaves 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  She was a member of the Church of God at Taylortown.  The funeral will be held at the United Brethren church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and burial will be made in the Oakland cemetery.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News; Mansfield, Ohio:  Friday, October 12, 1928]

Laser, Mrs. Washington. - DEATH AT GANGES - The death of Mrs. Washington Laser occurred at her home in Ganges yesterday morning, aged 86 years.  She was married to Washington Laser. Jan. 12, 1857, and lived in the vicinity of Ganges many years.  Two sons, Sanford J. and Oliver M. Laser, survive.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News; Mansfield, Ohio:  Thursday, February 28, 1924]

Laser, Susan B. (Barnes) -- Died, February 17, 1873, Susan B. Barnes, wife of David Laser, aged 39 years, 2 months and 25 days.  She was born November 22, 1843, and married to her surviving husband, February 14, 1861, by Rev. A.R. Brown.  Five interesting children are left without their mother's tender care.  One preceded her to the spirit land of the blessed, who the dying mother in transports of joy beheld coming to welcome her to the joys of the eternal home.  Her's was one of the happiest of deaths.  She in early life became a member of the Lutheran Church at London.  May the bereaved parents, husband and many relatives be comforted in the Lord in this darkest hour of trial.  -- N.H.L.  [Shelby Independent News:  27 February 1873, Vol. 5, No. 18]

Laser, Washington. - PIONEER RESIDENT DIES NEAR GANGES. - Washington Laser, aged 89 years, died Sunday at his home near Ganges, following a lingering illness.  He was a life long resident of that community, having settled there at an early age.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Samuel Laser and Oliver Laser, residing in Ganges.   Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News; Mansfield, Ohio:  Thursday, December 27, 1923]

Laser, Wesley -- Jackson Township.  Wesley Laser, a son of Frank Laser, and a nephew of J.C. Laser, of Mansfield, was killed in the west.  He was an employee on the telephone line.  His remains were brought to Shelby Sunday and buried Monday afternoon at the family lot at St. Peter's Church, London.  [Mansfield News: 28 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 152]

Laser, William -- Attorney J.C. Laser received the startling news last evening of the death of his brother, Will Laser, of Franklin Township, at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  He died while at work at the carpenter's bench at the home of the Misses Lybarger, five miles north of Ganges, for whom he was building a house.  At noon yesterday Mr. Laser was in apparent good health and got up from the dinner table in an unusually happy frame of mind.  Shortly after he and his brother Homer began work at the bench, the latter remarked that he was thirsty and that he would go for a drink.  Will Laser answered by requesting him to bring him a drink.  Homer Laser returned to the house with the water only to find his brother lying prostrate across the bench, to all appearance asleep.  Homer turned the body of his brother over, when the latter merely looked into his face and smiled and immediately expired.  The origin of Mr. Laser's difficulty dates back 16 years, at which time fell from a scaffold 24 feet to the ground, alighting on his feet.  The shock dislocated his heart, and according to the doctor's theory, it has been out of its proper position about two inches.  The direct cause of his death was heart disease superinduced by the accident of 16 years ago.  The deceased was 38 years old and leaves a wife and four children to grieve for his untimely end, and a mother, Mrs. C.C. Laser, and several brothers, among whom are J.C. Laser, of this city, Frank, of Jackson Township, and Homer, of Franklin Township.  William Laser was a highly respected citizen of Franklin Township and was well and favorably known in this city, where he has done considerable work.  The funeral will be held at Union Church at Ganges, tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 21]

Laser, William Bradley -- Died, on Wednesday, July 2d., 1873, in Holden, Mo., William Bradley, only son of Dr. A. and Priscilla Laser, aged 8 years, 1 month and 1 days.  The diseased was born in Shelby his parents removed to Holden, Mo., in April 1865.  He was a bright intelligent boy, much beloved by his Sabbath School mates and all who knew him.  He was well on Sabbath morning previous.  About 10 o'clock he told his parents he had fallen down.  At 3 o'clock he complained of his hip paining him.  Upon examination a small red spot was found resembling a sting which soon spread, and became painful to the touch;  fever set in, and was followed on Monday by stupor, part of the time unconscious of suffering, until finally on Wednesday at 1 o'clock P.M. he fell into a calm sweet sleep of death.  A lengthy obituary was sent us by a friend of the mourning parents, but too lengthy to publish except as above in the condensed form.  [Shelby Independent News:  24 July 1873, Vol. 5, No. 39]

Lash, Abraham -- Abraham Lash, a resident of Richland County all his life and of Mansfield for 14 years, died this morning at 4 o'clock at his home, corner of Adams and First Streets.  His death resulted from a stroke of paralysis sustained March 9 last.   He was born at Bellville, where he passed most of his life and was 73 years, 6 months and 28 days old.  He was the youngest and last of a family of nine children.  He was married to Miss Mary C. Baughman, who died in 1892.  To them were born four children, of whom two sons, Nahum P. and Clarke L. Lash, of this city, survive.  He moved to this city in 1884.  Mr. Lash was a man of upright character and dealings.  Funeral services at his late home, conducted by the Rev. L.G. Batman, of the Christian church, Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock.  At 10:05 o'clock the body will be taken to Bellville for interment.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  13 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 76]

Lash, Abraham -- Bellville.  Abraham Lash, who died at Mansfield, last Monday, was born at this place and spent the greater part of his life here.  His remains were interred here Wednesday forenoon.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  20 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 78]

Lash, Anna -- Bellville.  Mrs. Anna Lash died Sunday night in her 83rd. year, and was buried Tuesday.  [Bellville Star:  30 October 1884, Vol. 8, No. 5]

Lash, Anna -- Friday.  Miss Anna Lash, aged 34 years, died at the home of her parents, No. 15 Orchard Street, at 10 o'clock this morning.  Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 April 1892, Vol. XXIV, No. 48]

Lash, Clark A. -- Clark A. Lash died at his home, corner of Adams and First Street, at 6 o'clock, Tuesday morning, after a lingering illness.  The deceased was the son of Abraham and Mary Lash, and was born at Bellville, Jan. 30, 1862.  He has been a resident of Mansfield for about 22 years past.  For a number of years he has been employed as clerk at V.M. Dickson's store.  He was one of a family of four children and one brother, Nahum P. Lash, survives him.  Funeral services will be held at the late residence Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock and the remains will be taken to Bellville for interment.  The deceased is a nephew of A.J. Baughman.  [Bellville Messenger:  01 June 1906, Vol. 14, No. 18 reprinted from the Mansfield News]

Lash, Elwood -- Died, at Bellville, May 21st., Elwood Lash, aged 23 years, 9 months and 4 days.  [Ohio Liberal:  02 June 1881]

Lash, Ira J. -- DIED -- In Bellville, Richland Co., O., Sept. 4th., 1873, IRA J. LASH, aged 22 years, 6 months and 18 days. Ira lingered with that dread disease Consumption about 18 months. During his afflictions he was quite patient and resigned, and expressed a willingness to die. He admonished those around his death-bed not to weep for him. The parents and relatives, in their bereavement have the sympathy of their neighbors. -- H.F. [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY: 12 September 1873, Vol. 2, No. 28]

Lash, John L. -- Thursday.  John L. Lash, aged 75 years, 4 months and 13 days, died at his home in Johns' Addition at 3:30 o'clock this morning.  The deceased was one of the pioneers of this part of the state, having been a resident of Richland County for over 71 years.  His death was due principally to softening of the brain, although there was the usual breaking up of the system due to old age.  The remains will be interred at Bellville on Saturday morning and will be taken to that place at 9:45 a.m., previous to which hour services will be held at the residence, No. 15 Orchard Street, Rev. D.J. Meese will preach the funeral sermon.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 15]

Lash, Mary C. -- Thursday.  Mrs. Mary C. Lash, wife of Abraham Lash, died this morning at 8 o'clock, aged 64 years and 11 months.  Funeral services at the residence, No. 32 South Adams Street, Saturday at 8:30 a.m., conducted by Rev. G.M. Kemp.  The deceased was an exemplary member of the Christian church for fifty years.  Interment at Bellville.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 February 1892]

Lash, Mary C. -- Saturday.  The remains of Mrs. Mary C. Lash, who died Thursday morning, were taken to Bellville this morning for interment.  A large number of friends accompanied the funeral party to that place.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 March 1892]

Lash, Mrs. Sumner L. -- Mrs. Sumner L. Lash died at the family residence, No. 184 North Mulberry Street at 7:15 o'clock Thursday night.  The deceased was about 62 years of age.  Funeral from the residence Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m., the Rev. Dr. E.B. Fairchild officiating.  [Semi-Weekly News:  27 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 34]

Lash, Philip -- d. 1/7/1873 at Jefferson Twp.;  89y, 3m, 17d;  b. Pennsylvania;  widowed;  white;  cause of death = effects of fall;  res. Jefferson Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Lash, Philip -- DIED -- In Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., O., Jan. 7th., 1873, Mr. PHILIP LASH, aged 89 years, 3 months and 16 days. – [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  10 January 1873, Vol. 1, No. 46 In a subsequent issue of this newspaper, dated 17 January 1873, the following obituary appeared ...  PHILIP LASH was born in Washington Co., Pa., Sept. 20th., 1783, and died Jan. 7th., 1873.  He came with his father to the territory south-west of the Ohio River, now Harrison Co., this State, about the year 1800.  April 9th., 1805, he married ELIZABETH LAMB and came with his family to Richland Co., O., in 1819, and entered land in 1825.  His wife died June 14th., 1836, having borne him nine children, only three of whom are now living, viz. John, Abraham and Betsy.  He was married twice afterward -- to ELIZA CRAMER of New Jersey, October, 1836;  died March 21st., 1837;  and to MARY DALLY, Richland Co., O., Aug. 5th., 1838, and who died Oct. 5th., 1863.  He was a man of extraordinary strength, measuring over six feet in height.  At one time, on a wager, he made from the stump, one hundred rails in fifty-six minutes.  He leaves thirty grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren.  He lived with his daughter, Elizabeth Lash, since the death of his last wife.  In his intercourse with his fellow-men, he was courteous and kind, obliging and scrupulously honest, which conduct produced its legitimate fruit.  If he had enemies, they were not known.  At the Presidential election in 1868, he was heard to say:  "I voted for Monroe, and at every Presidential election since.  This is my last vote;  my time is up;  I am ready to go."  He died a consistent member of the Bellville Disciple Church.

Lash, Sarah Louisa. -Mrs. Sarah Louisa Lash, widow of the late John S. Lash, died of paralysis at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon at the home of her son, Ben F. Lash, on Daisy street.  Mrs. Lash has been a resident of Richland county for more than 70 years, having come to this county with her parents when she was 12 years old.  Sarah Louisa McIntire was her maiden name and she was born Aug 9, 1817, at Carlisle, Pa.  In 1829 her parents Thomas and Nancy McIntire moved to Ohio and settled southwest of Lexington.  She was married April 4, 1844, to John S. Lash  Of the union were born five children, of whom two sons, Ben F. Lash and Alfred S. Lash, both of this city, survive.  Mrs. Lash has resided in this city for a number of years and since the death of her husband has made her home with her sons  For 50 years she was a member of the Presbyterian church.  Funeral services at 9 a.m. Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Dr. D. J. Meese, of the Presbyterian church  Interment at Bellville.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News:  Saturday Evening, January 14, 1899]

Latimer, ----

Latimer, George -- d. 2/19/1873 at Madison Twp.;  married;  66y, 11m, 2d;  b. Stark Co., Ohio;  farmer;  white;  cause = accident;  res. Madison Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Latimer, Jane -- Mifflin.  Miss Jane Latimer died at the home of her father, William Latimer, south of town, Friday afternoon.  The remains were laid to rest Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Mifflin cemetery.  She had been an invalid for a number of years, her chief ailment being a tumor from which she suffered greatly.  Deceased was aged 54 years, 5 months and 11 days.  The Rev. Powell, of Hayesville, preached the sermon.  Mrs. Henry Sigler, of Cleveland, was here attending the funeral of her sister, Miss Latimer.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 17]

Latimer, Mrs. William -- Lafayette.  Since our last writing, death has entered our community and taken Mrs. William Latimer from our midst.  She leaves behind a husband and several brothers and sisters to mourn her loss.  Her remains were laid to rest in the Shenandoah Cemetery.  Elder J.W. Lowe conducted the services.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 15]

Latimer, Wilson -- d. 3/24/1868 at Rome;  25y, 11m, 22d;  b. Bloominggrove [sic];  farmer;  white;  cause:  tuberculosis meningitis;  res. Rome  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths] 

Latimore, Mrs. George (nee Madden) -- Lafayette.  Our community was much shocked on Feb. 24 by the death of Mrs. George Latimore from the effects of grip, she being a very large, robust and healthy person.  The deceased was the daughter of Alex. Madden, and was born April 13th., 1837, in Bloominggrove Township, Richland County, Ohio, and was married to George Larimore [sic.], Dec. 20th., 1839.  The result of the union was five children, four of whom survive her.  Mrs. Latimore united with the Presbyterian church at Rome (OH) in March, 1871, and has been a consistent member ever since.  Mr. and Mrs. Latimore moved into their home in 1865, where they have resided since.  Her age was 54 years, 10 months and 12 days.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 March 1892]

Latterner, Frank -- d. 5/14/1869 at Cass Twp.;  18y, 11m, 21d;  b. Richland Co.;  white;  cause:  inflammation;  res. Cass Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Lau, Floyd

Laubscher, Elizabeth -- Mrs. Elizabeth Laubscher, who died at her home, 245 Sycamore Street, will be buried tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.  -- [Mansfield News:  11 April 1895, Vol. XI, No. 36]

Laubscher, Elizabeth. - ELIZABETH LAUBSCHER SUMMONED BY DEATH - Funeral Services Will Be Held Saturday -Mrs. Elizabeth Laubscher, 62, wife of Jacob Laubscher, died at midnight Wednesday at her home, 104 Orange Street, following an illness of several months.  Mrs. Laubscher was born in Crestline on Jan. 6, 1870 but for the last 35 years resided in Mansfield.  She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical church for many years and was a charter member of the Royal Neighbors lodge.  She is survived by her husband; one son, Carl W. Laubsher and two daughters, Mrs. Henry Hoffman and Mrs. John Hoeffler and five grandchildren, all of Mansfield.  Four brothers, John Rettig, Newville, Andrew and Gustav Rettig, Mansfield and Daniel Rettig, Cleveland and three sisters, Mrs. Francis Weisbarth, Mansfield, Mrs. Mary Imhoff, Lexington and Mrs. Fred Schupp, Mansfield.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Evangelical church conducted by Rev. Dr. Paul Saleste.  Burial will be made in Mansfield cemetery by the Wappner directors. Submitted by Faye and Jean [The Mansfield News:  Thursday, September 22, 1932]

Laubscher, Jacob -- Galion citizens are shocked over the death of three of her citizens by apoplexy, Sunday. JACOB LAUBSCHER, stone mason, was taken ill Friday while working on a church and died Sunday. He was born in Germany in 1847 and lived in Mansfield a few years after coming to this country. He has two brothers in this city, Fred and Gottlieb Laubscher. His wife and one son, Fred. The second death was that of DANIEL GEIGER who dropped dead about 7 o'clock Sunday evening while returning from his garden where he had been covering some plants. Mr. Geiger had been in the best of health, attended church and spent the day with his daughter, Mrs. Cloyd Smith. He was born Sept. 23, 1845. He is survived by his wife and three daughters. Two sisters, Mrs. Wm. McKinley and Mrs. Magdeline Cyphers live in this city. The third death was that of ALEXANDER BURNISON, the well known Erie engineer who died at 10:15 Sunday night at Huntington, Ind., death coming without warning. The body will be brought to Galion and the funeral will be conducted by the Masons Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Burnison was 62 years old and was born and reared near Galion. [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 4 May 1909]

Laubsher, Katherine -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Katherine Laubsher, aged 85 years, died at the home of her son-in-law, M. Haag, on Sycamore Street, April 9, of cancer.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 48]

Lauby, A.A. -- 68;  Shelby resident;  burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Shelby.  [full obituary -- Mansfield News Journal 8/25/1958]

Laudermilk [Lautermilch], Margaret

Lauer, Lenhart -- d. 7/9/1867 at Mansfield;  14y, 2m, 12d;  white;  cause:  inflammation of the brain;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Lauer, Leonard -- d. 7/1885, suicide;  59y, 10d;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Lauer, Leonard -- A case of suicide was reported on the streets Monday morning.  It is now thought to have been a mere case of incautious use of anesthetics resulting in death by reason of taking an overdose of morphine.  Mr. Leonard Lauer, an old German resident of the city and a well-known character about town, died at his residence, No. 82 South Water Street, yesterday morning.  His wife arose early and discovered that he breathed with difficulty.  She slept in an adjoining room, but had to pass through his room to get down stairs.  His sons, John and George, slept in the same room.  They also rose early, but noticed nothing unusual in their father's manner of breathing.  Mrs. Lauer became alarmed and called Mr. John Reed, who lives in the same house, to her assistance.  Together they shook the man and endeavored in every possible way to arouse him.  He did not answer when spoken to and seemed to be in a stupor.  His drowsiness increased and Dr. W.H. Race was summoned.  On arriving at the house he said the old gentleman was beyond recovery and pronounced it a case of blood-poisoning by reason of having taken too large a dose of morphine.  It was about five o'clock when his condition became known, and at half-past eight o'clock he died.  The funeral will take place at the residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock, and will be conducted with martial honors by the McLaughlin Post, as he was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.  Mr. Lauer was formerly turn-key at the city prison, but lost his place through his habit of drinking.  He had charge of the pound and the public park, and used to do odd jobs about the city.  He was known to everybody and was familiarly called "old Lauer" by the boys.  He was a hard drinker all his life, but became worse a few months before his death.  He was good-natured and obliging and was liked by all who knew him, notwithstanding his habit of becoming intoxicated.  During the war he contracted rheumatism, from which he suffered greatly ever after.  Last spring he had a sick spell and was laid up for two months.  He was also subject to fits, which probably affected his mind.  In order to insure sleep, of which his ailments robbed him, he became as much of a slave to morphine as to drink, and used large quantities of the drug.  On Sunday morning he left home and did not return until about seven o'clock in the evening.  He took ten dollars from the house and went down street.  On complaint being made to Marshal Weil, he was put in the city prison, but was released at eleven o'clock, when it was found he had returned the money.  Early in the evening he called at Knestrick & Summers drug-store and purchased five cents worth of morphine.  The clerk put up three grains of the drug in an envelope, and labeled it morphia.  He said he was in the habit of using it for the neuralgia and rheumatism and knew how to take it.  Nothing strange was thought of the occurrence and Lauer took his departure.  When he arrived home there was no one in the house, his wife and daughter having gone to visit a neighbor.  He went to another neighbor's and said he had taken twenty grains of morphine and intended to end his life.  No attention was paid to this as he frequently threatened to commit suicide by poisoning or drowning.  His wife says she noticed he had a morphine powder in the morning, but she thought nothing of it, as it was customary for him to take it.  During the night one of his sons heard him snoring loudly, but did not hear him get up.  He had a cup of water by his side, and his appearance showed every indication of morphine poisoning.  His pulse was very low when his condition was discovered, and he was unconscious.  The pupils of his eyes were contracted to the smallest possible size, and his finger nails were discolored.  For some time Lauer had not been able to support himself and was quite dependent.  He had no property except his house which was heavily mortgaged.  He is said to have worried a great deal over his financial troubles and was afraid his family would send him to the poor house.  About a month ago he made application for admission to the Soldier's Home at Dayton.  The application met with a favorable condition and he was awaiting directions from the Home at the time of his death.  He had been promised admission as soon as a vacancy occurred.  There was never any talk among his friends of sending him to the infirmary, and he was always kindly treated by his family.  His sons are industrious and respected, and they would willingly have furnished him a home.  Of his drinking it is likely they found some fault, as any man's sons would have done under the same circumstances.  Lauer was fifty-nine years old.  He was born in Germany and came to this country with his family and Mr. John B. Netscher in 1848.  A story is going the rounds to the effect that Mr. Netscher and he, who were boys together in the town of Oberbeerbach, went poaching on a nobleman's private grounds and that Lauer shot and killed a game-keeper who interfered with their sport.  Because of the crime which they had committed in causing the death of one of the Kaiser's foresters they were compelled to flee to this country.  This story is denied by Mr. Netscher, and there seems to have been little ground for it in the first place.  Mr. Lauer is said to have come of good parentage.  He married in Germany, and with his wife and children has resided in this city ever since he came to America.  He leaves a widow and eight children.  Three of the children live at Galion and the rest here.  Their names are John, Peter, Fred, Louis, William, George, Emma and Elizabeth.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  16 July 1885, Vol. 35, No. 35]

Laughbaum, Levi -- Jackson Twp.  Levi Laughbaum, a well-to-do farmer, formerly mail exchange at the depot at Shelby, died at his late home in Jackson of consumption.  Mr. Laughbaum leaves a wife and son to mourn his loss.  He was a member of the First M.E. church, of Shelby.  Funeral Wednesday at Shelby.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  09 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 101]

Laughlin, ---- -- We learn also, that an infant child of Mr. Wm. Laughlin, residing on East Second Street (Mansfield), died of brain fever.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 August 1876]

Lauppe, Louisa

Lauppe, Mrs. L.J.  - Memorial card.

Laurer, Leonard -- d. 7/9/1867 at Mansfield;  14y, 2m, 9d;  b. Mansfield;  laborer;  cause:  brain fever  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Lautermilch, Charles

Lautermilch, Mrs. John

Laver, ---- -- Friday.  The infant child of Geo. Laver and wife, of West First Street, died last night.  Burial private.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 December 1892]

Laver, George -- bur. 11/20/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  76y, 10m, 6d  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Laver, Mrs. John (nee Becker) -- Mrs. John Laver (nee Becker) died August 6th. at Columbus, Ohio.  Mrs. Laver taught school in this city from 1866 until 1869.  In the latter year she was married and shortly afterward moved to Steubenville, Ohio, and from there to Columbus, O., residing in the latter city about nine years.  A husband and seven children were left to mourn their loss.  In this bereavement the family have the  condolence and sympathy of a large number of friends.  While her sickness and suffering was a long duration, her patience was commendable.  She died in the full hope of the Christian.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 14]

Laver, Philip Sr. -- Philip Laver, Sr., died at the home of his son, P.J. Laver, No. 237 North Main Street, about 6 o'clock Saturday evening.  Mr. Laver had been ill for a period of eight weeks and death was the result of congestion of the stomach.  The deceased was 74 years of age and was an old resident of Mansfield.  He was reckoned as well off in this world's goods, owning business property in the heart of the city.  Two sons, G.M. Laver and P.J. Laver, survive the deceased.  Funeral from the residence on North Main Street, Monday at 2 o'clock p.m.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  15 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 94]

Laver, Sarah -- DIED -- In Lexington, September 19th., 1873, Mrs. Sarah Laver, aged 55 years. [BELLVILLE WEEKLY: 31 October 1873, Vol. 2, No. 35]

Law, Mary

Law, Mathew -- BUTLER -- Mathew Law, for many years a resident of this locality, died at Danville last week, aged 65 years. The funeral occurred on Thursday at North Liberty.  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  08 March 1894, Vol. 6, No. 43]

Lawlor, John. John Lawlor died Thursday morning at his late home, 105 Sheridan avenue, after a lingering illness of several months. Mr. Lawlor was a citizen of long residence in the community, coming to this city from Mt. Vernon in the spring of 1877. He was born in Kells, County Kilkerney, Ireland, Nov. 12, 1845, coming to Mt. Vernon in 1865.He was a gentleman whose sterling character secured for him the respect of all who knew him. Mr. Lawlor represented his ward for two terms in the city council. He is survived by his widow, two sons, two daughters and a sister; Mrs. Elizabeth Lawlor, William B. Lawlor, of this city; Dr. Robert J. Lawlor, of Cleveland; Miss Catherine Lawlor, of this city; Mrs. Aloysius Kelley, of Akron; and Miss Mary Lawlor, of Cleveland. Funeral from St. Peter’s Catholic church at 8:30 o’clock Saturday morning. Submitted by Faye and Jean [The Mansfield News: Thursday, October 31, 1907]

Lawrence, ---- -- The 10-months-old child of Mr. & Mrs.. Leopold Lawrence died this morning at No. 129 Lilly Street of pneumonia.  The parents of the child landed in this country a few days ago from Hungary.  A number of cases of measles developed on shipboard.  The child developed the disease on its way here.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  08 March 1909]

Lawrence, ---- -- The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Hile Lawrence, of Blecker Street, died Saturday night of diphtheria and was buried Sunday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  28 May 1897, Vol. 13, No. 43]

Lawrence, Allen W.

Lawrence, C. -- Died, two miles east of Lexington on Friday last, C. Lawrence, aged 79 years, 7 months and 12 days.  Mr. Lawrence was an old citizen and leaves a large circle of relatives and friends.  The funeral services were conducted at his late residence by P.D. Brush, of Bellville.  His remains were interred in the Lexington Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Star:  19 July 1883, Vol. 6, No. 42]

Lawrence, Charles -- LEXINGTON -- By the death of CHARLES LAWRENCE Esq., of his vicinity, which occurred on the 13th. inst. in his 80th. year, the community in which he lived very nearly fifty years loses a genial, intelligent, and exemplary citizen, the Republican party a fearless exponent of its just creed, and his posterity inherit the valuable legacy of an unsullied name. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 19 July 1883, Vol. 33, No. 35]

Lawrence, Charles M. -- Charles M. Lawrence, proprietor of the grocery store on east side of Central park, formerly owned by George Rinehart, died very suddenly at his home, corner Park Avenue East and Adams Street, about 5:30 last evening.  Mrs. Lawrence says that her husband came in about 5:20 holding his hand to his mouth, from which blood was flowing freely, and managed to tell her to send for a doctor, as he was suffering from a hemorrhage of the lungs.  A messenger was dispatched for Dr. Ecki, but within a few minutes before the physician arrived Mr. Lawrence expired.  The deceased had been suffering from lung trouble for about 12 years and came here two months ago from Indianapolis, Ind., to go into some light business which would not overtax his strength.  On last Friday, Oct. 28th., he took possession of the Rinehart store and was feeling much improved in health, being in his usual spirits when he started home.  Mr. Lawrence was born in Boston 38 years ago, and several years ago married a Miss Ellis, living near Perrysville, who survives him.  Telegrams were sent his relatives last night and no arrangements will be made for the funeral until answers are received.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 November 1892]

Lawrence, Charles M. -- Monday.  The funeral of Charles M. Lawrence, who died suddenly at his home on Park Avenue East last Saturday, took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 November 1892]

Lawrence, Robert O. -- Robert O. Lawrence, aged 62 years, a veteran of the Civil War died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at his home, No. 9 Daisy Street after an illness of four months with a complication of diseases.  The deceaed served in Company E of the 64th. O.V.I. during the Civil war.  He was a member of Freedom Council Jr. O.U.A.M.  He was employed for a number of years at the A. & T. Co.  The deceased leaves a wife, one son, W.E. Lawrence of Fostoria, daughter, Nellie G. Lawrence of this city, one sister, Mrs. William Carson of this city and two brothers, Emery J. Lawrence of Deunpuot, O., and Isaac D. Lawrence of Fostoria.  The funeral announcement will be made later.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  19 February 1909]

Lawrence, Sarah E. -- d. 3/20/1872 at Washington Twp.;  married;  47y, 3m;  b. Pennsylvania;  farmer's wife;  mother = Mary Moses;  white;  cause of death = enlarged heart;  res. Washington Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Lawrence, William -- The remains of Hon. William Lawrence, former editor of the Mansfield Shield, who died at Cleveland, were laid to rest at Washington, Guernsey County, Saturday.  M.D. Frazier, editor of the Mansfield Shield, attended the funeral.  The interment was made in the Lawrence family lot where the father, mother and two sisters of the deceased were buried.  --  [Butler Times:  11 January 1908, Vol. 14, No. 18]

Lawson, Jennie -- Word has been received by the relatives of the death of Miss Jennie Lawson, of Harriman, Tenn., July 25.  The body will be brought here for interment.  Notice of funeral will be given later.  [Mansfield News:  26 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 124]

Lawson, Jennie -- The body of Miss Jennie Lawson, of Harriman, Tenn., who died July 25 in a hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn., arrived here this afternoon at 2:10 on Erie train No. 16 and was taken to the home of Miss Agnes Lawson, sister of the deceased, at 169 Poplar Street.  She was about 53 years of age and lived most of her life in Mansfield.  [Mansfield News:  27 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 125]

Lawson, John -- John Lawson, father of Mrs. Margaret Snyder, Mrs. M.L. Painter and Miss Agnes Lawson, of this city, died this morning at 10:30, at his home on Poplar street, aged 85 years, having been born in Scotland, May 16, 1816.  In 1836 he came to the United States and settled at Savannah, Ashland county.  He came to Mansfield about 45 years ago.  His wife died about eight years ago now.  Mr. Lawson was a member of the Congregational church.  Funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 2:00.   [Mansfield News:  09 December 1901, Vol. 17, No. 238]

Lawson, Mrs. John -- Monday.  The death of Mrs. John Lawson, aged 65 years, occurred at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  The deceased had been a resident of this city for many years, having come to this country from Scotland.  Mrs. Lawson possessed many pleasing traits of character and was known to her large circle of friends as a devout Christian woman.  The funeral will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.  Rev. Foster, of the United Presbyterian Church, will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 September 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 17]

Lawson, Mrs. S.M. -- Tuesday.  Mrs. S.M. Lawson, of Norwalk, died at Chicago near the World's Fair grounds Saturday.  The remains were shipped to Shelby, Mrs. Lawson's former home, where they were interred yesterday.  The deceased leaves a husband and three children.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 12]

Lay, Michael -- Michael Lay, 84, died Sunday morning at the Richland County home after a lingering illness.  Mr. Lay was born in Franzfelt, Hungary, and came to Mansfield 42 years ago.  Surviving are one brother, Fred, in Yugoslavia, and several nieces and nephews in Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Wappner Funeral home. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Joanna.  [Mansfield News Journal:  31 July 1958, p. 9]

Layer, Frederick -- PLYMOUTH -- Frederick Layer, a wealthy bachelor living near Chicago Junction, died suddenly Monday. He was well known in this vicinity. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 07 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 43]

Laymen, Mrs. Benjamin -- Amoy.  Mrs. Benjamin Laymen died Oct. 22.  Funeral Sunday from her late residence;  interment at Clay cemetery.  [Semi-Weekly News:  29 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 87]

Lazarus, Harry -- Dr. Maglott and Myer Rosenthal, the two administrators of the estate of Harry Lazarus, came to an understanding yesterday afternoon.  The coroner filed a settlement account with the Probate Judge, showing that the amount of money belonging to the deceased and in his possession was $704 and jewelry appraised at $309.  The property was turned over to Mr. Rosenthal, who paid the expenses incurred here and left for Pittsburg at 6 o'clock last evening.  Mr. Rosenthal said, before leaving last night, that Lazarus was taken out of the metallic casket in which he was placed here and was buried in a pine box, according to the orthodox rule of the Jewish church.  The casket cost $175 and is now in the hands of the administrator, who will sell it to an undertaking firm in Pittsburg.  Before rendering a verdict in the matter of the death of Harry Lazarus Coroner Maglott will examine several witnesses from Spring Mill, who say they saw a young man answering Lazarus' description walking toward Mansfield on last Thursday.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 March 1893]

Lazarus, Harry -- Saturday. Myer Rosenthal, of Pittsburg, arrived in the city about 9 o'clock last night to identify the remains of H. Lazarus, who was killed by falling off a train west of the city Thursday night.  Mr. Rosenthal was met at the depot by Wm. Ackerman, chancellor of Madison lodge, and several of the brethren to whom he said that Lazarus was his brother-in-law and described him minutely.  Mr. Rosenthal was taken to Wappner's undertaking room and as soon as he saw the body identified the remains beyond question Mr. Rosenthal took the remains back to Pittsburg last night.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 March 1893]

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