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Leach, Birdie -- Death ended the suffering of Mrs. Birdie Leach, Saturday evening, at 10:30, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jennie Hess, 144 Daisy Street.  She had been confined to her bed with a cancer for 13 weeks.  She was born in Richland County, May 10, 1866.  She is survived by one son, Frank W. Leach, and one daughter, Mrs. James Gatton, both of this city.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.  Friends invited, otherwise funeral private, conducted by Rev. Oakley.  [Mansfield News Journal:  04 March 1912]

Leach, Lillian Steinbacker -- Mrs. Samuel Leach, formerly Miss Lillian Steinbacker of this city, died at Cincinnati Wednesday morning, where she and her husband, also formerly of this city, have resided for some time.  Funeral services from Niman's undertaking establishment in this city at 9 a.m. Thursday.  Services and interment private.  [Mansfield News:  25 September 1901, Vol. 17, No. 175]

Leach, Lillian Steinbacker -- The remains of Mrs. Samuel Leach, formerly Miss Lillian Steinbacher, who died at 4:00 Wednesday morning at Cincinnati of Bright's Disease, arrived here at 11:40 Wednesday night on Erie train No. 8, and were removed to Niman's undertaking establishment, where the funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, of the First Lutheran church, were held this afternoon at 3:00.  Mrs. Leach was married about a year ago and went with her husband to Cincinnati, where she has resided since.  Her husband survives here.  The services and interment were private.  [Mansfield News:  26 September 1901, Vol. 17, No. 176]

Leach, Minnie Dillon -- d. 9/29/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. Richland Co.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 9/29/1955]

Leach, Mrs. Charles P. -- Mrs. Charles P. Leach, aged 47 years, died at the family home near Lucas Wednesday morning. She is survived by her husband, Charles P. Leach, her father, W. W. Steward, four brothers, Guy of Lucas, Ray of Alliance, Carl of Lincoln Heights and Ernest of Havana, Cuba; four sisters, Mrs. E. B. Tinkle of Cleveland, Mrs. J. O. Tree of Lucas; Mrs. George Slicker and Ada Steward of this city. Funeral services will be held at the Congregational Church at Lucas and burial will be made in Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by Mike. [Mansfield News Journal: 27 May 1926]

Leader, Joshua -- Joshua Leader, residing on Spring Mill Street, died on Saturday night from a paralytic stroke.  He had been in ill-health for years, but upon the day of his death was feeling more than usually well, but in the evening was stricken down and died in a few years.  The deceased for many years had been a consistent member of the Disciple Church, and death to him had no terrors.  Mr. Leader was well known in our city, and was highly respected by all who knew him.  He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.  He was sixty-four years of age.  [Ohio Liberal:  02 July 1879]

Leader, Joshua -- bur. 6/29/1879 at Mansfield Cem., palsy;  64y  [Ohio Liberal:  09 July 1879]

Lean, Fanimus E. -- bur. 11/1888 at Mansfield Cem., obstruction of intestines;  24y, 5m, 28d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Lean, Roderick -- Roderick Lean, from whom the Lean Manufacturing Co. gets its name, died at his home near San Diego, California yesterday.  Mr. Lean went to the coast about two years ago on account of ill health.  He built a fine residence about four miles from San Diego and his family followed last summer.  About a month ago his son, E.O. Lean, of this city, received word that his father was failing rapidly, and he went to him immediately.  A few days ago, his father seemingly getting better, the son, E.O., took a run up to Los Angeles on some business.  He was telegraphed for, but all the railroads being tied up by the strike, he could not return home.  For the sam reason the remains will not be brought east for burial.  Roderick Lean was born in Nova Scotia about 64 years ago.  He came to this city twenty years ago, and was one of Mansfield's most respected residents.  He was entirely a self-made man, having, by industry and strict attention to business, built up a large manufacturing concern from a very small beginning.  He leaves a family of three sons and three daughters, as follows:  E.O. Lean and Andrus D. Lean, of this city;  Milton Lean, Misses Linna, Hattie and Belle Lean, of San Diego, Cal.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 July 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 8]

Leary, ---- -- Wednesday -- The infant daughter of Jerry Leary, of Lida Street, died Tuesday afternoon. Funeral 1 o'clock Friday afternoon.  -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 17 October 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 23]

Leary, ---- -- Died, Oct. 14, the 14-months-old child of Mr. & Mrs. Jeremiah Leary, of 104 Lida Street. 
[Semi-Weekly News:  16 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 84]

Leary, ---- -- The 17-year-old son of Jerry Leary, of Lida Street, died Saturday of pneumonia.  Funeral services Monday at 1 p.m. at the Mayflower Church.  --  [(Mansfield) Semi-Weekly News:  04 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 1]

Leash, Charlie -- d. 3/14/1872 at Butler Twp.;  4y, 7m, 21d;  b. Butler Twp.;  cause - mumps;  white;  res. Butler Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leather, Gertrude E. -- [Mansfield News Journal:  06 November 1969]

Leathers, David -- David Leathers, the Pavonia saloonkeeper, died Sunday evening.  His wife died recently by poison administered by her own hand.  [Mansfield Herald: 27 February 1890, Vol. 40, No. 15]

Leathers, Mrs. David -- Mrs. David Leathers, of Pavonia, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at about 5 o'clock, and from the matter she vomited up it is thought that she took arsenic with suicidal intent.  The funeral will take place Tuesday, at 10 a.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  19 December 1889, Vol. 40, No. 5]

LeBarre, Maria Alice -- 79Y;  d. 3/16/1954 at Rosemont Rest Home;  b. 7/6/1874 at Glanford Station, Ontario, Canada;  Came to Richland Co. area in circa 1900;  wid/o Dr. I.H.;  bur. Windsor Cem.  [MNJ 3/17/1954]

Le Berth, Mary Lillian (Worrett) -- Mrs. Joseph Le Berth, wife of B.&O. night baggage master Le Berth, died Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at her home, 176 North Mulberry Street, after many months illness with consumption.  She rapidly sank during the past few days until death at length claimed her.  Her maiden name was Miss Mary Lillian Worrett and she was born at Perrysville, Aug. 30, 1860.  She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Worrett.  She resided for awhile at Loudonville and moved with her parents to this city 12 years ago.  She was united in marriage Dec. 29, 1886, to Joseph J. Le Berth.  To them were born three children, two of whom preceded her to the unseen world.  The surviving child is Roy Le Berth, aged three years.  Mrs. Le Berth has been a consistent member of the Baptist Church since her girlhood, having united with the church when she was 12 years of age.  Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Frank G. McFarlan, of the Baptist church.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 4]

Leclair, Grace L. -- Lexington - Mrs. Grace L. Leclair, 62, died at her home southwest of here yesterday after a lingering illness.  Born in Lexington June 1, 1893, Mrs. Leclair returned to this community 12 years ago after living in Butler and Mansfield.  Surviving are her husband, Harry S. Leclair; a son, Harry R. Leclair, Lexington, R.D. 2; a sister Mrs. Mary Berry, of Lucas; and three grandchildren.  Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home here.  Rev. Thomas N. Leibrand, pastor of the Lexington Presbyterian Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Lexington cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley, (Mansfield News Journal:  October 15, 1955 p. 14)

Lederer, Jacob -- Prof. Jacob Lederer, who moved from this city to Cleveland several weeks ago, died of apoplexy on the the 13th. inst.  [Ohio Liberal:  23 July 1884, Vol. 12, No. 15]

Lederer, Mrs. Adam -- E.E. Poole left today for New Washington to attend the funeral of Mrs. Adam Lederer which was held today.  Mrs. Lederer was the mother of Mrs. L.T. Sauerbrun, formerly of this city.  She was a sister of Mrs. John Au of Ontario and was well known in this city.  Mrs. John Au has buried a husband, a sister, a mother-in-law and a father-in-law within the past eleven weeks.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 10 April 1909]

Ledrick, John -- John Ledrick died Tuesday morning at the residence of his son-in-law, W.E. Kerr, on High Street, at the age of 69.  The funeral will take place today at 2 p.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  28 February 1889]

Lee, ---- -- Oakland.  We are saddened to announce the sudden death of Miss Lee, Tuesday afternoon, at the residence of her brother, Rev. Lee.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 35]

Lee, A.B. -- Bellville.  A.B. Lee, who resided just east of town, died suddenly Tuesday evening of heart trouble, aged 67 years.  He was in town that day in his usual health and died in his chair at 6:30 at his home.  The funeral services were held at the Disciple church Thursday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. A.E. Wrentmore.  Deceased served during the late war, being a member of Co. S, 180th Regiment.  He leaves a wife, six boys and one girl to mourn their loss.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  19 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 31]

Lee, Ann -- Died, on Friday morning, August 30th., 1872, of typhoid fever, Ann Lee, aged nearly 79 years.  She was remarkable for quiet, modest piety, so frequently found in those who like the deceased, were kept in seclusion by reason of age and bodily afflictions.  Even there her example was not lost, but shed its luster over those friends who delighted to enjoy her society, and whose influence must necessarily go out from such a character.  << verse omitted >>   Her remains were taken to the Myers' Church for burial.  The relatives of deceased return thanks to the many sympathizing friends who assisted them during their recent afflictions.  [Shelby Independent News:  05 September 1872, Vol. 4, No. 45]

Lee, Ebenezer -- Bellville.  Ebenezer Lee, died at his home two miles east of town, Tuesday afternoon, aged 78 years and eight months.  Funeral services were held at the home Thursday at 8:30 a.m. conducted by the Rev. J.P. Mills.  The remains were interred in the Rock Creek Cemetery, Seneca County.  The deceased leaves a wife and three children, Dr. James Lee, of this place, Mrs. F.L. Garber east of town, and Mrs. Miller, of Knox County.  [Semi-Weekly News:  18 May 1897, Vol. 13, No. 40]

Lee, Elizahbeth -- d. 8/1885, general debility;  65y, 5m, ??d;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Lee, Elizabeth -- A telegram informs us that Mrs. Lee, widow of the late Jno. A. Lee, died at Washington on Sunday last.  Her remains, and also the bodies of two deceased children of Jerome Lee, arrived on the Pittsburg railroad Tuesday noon and the funeral rites were observed immediately thereafter.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  13 August 1885, Vol. 35, No. 39]

Lee, Elizabeth -- DIED, At Washington, D.C., August 8, Elizabeth, wife of the late John A. Lee, aged 65 years.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  13 August 1885, Vol. 35, No. 39]

Lee, Elizabeth -- Bellville.  Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, who for many years was a resident of this place, died at the home of her brother, Dr. Singery, near Waterford, on Thursday, April 28th.  The funeral took place on Saturday, interment at the Bellville Cemetery at 3 p.m.  Mrs. Lee was over 80 years of age.  Among the relatives from abroad who attended the funeral were G.I. Clark and son, of Newark;  Mrs. E. Clark and the Misses Brooks, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Jennie McFadden, of Van Wert.  Henry Clark, of Columbus, arrived too late to attend.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 May 1892]

Lee, Eudora -- bur. 10/19/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  16y   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Lee, Frank -- bur. Red Squirrel Cem.;  Civil War Vet.  [WPA Burial Records]

Lee, Harry

Lee, J.A. -- bur. 11/15/1879 at Mansfield Cem., 64y;  general debility   [Richland Shield & Banner: 10 January 1880]

Lee, Jerome -- DIED, At Washington D.C., Sept. 8, Jerome Lee, aged about forty-five years.  Interment (probably temporary) at Washington.  The deceased was the son of the late John A. Lee and was born in this city where he formerly practiced law.  Of late years he resided at Washington, where he was employed in the treasury department.  He leaves a wife and four children.  [Mansfield Weekly News:  15 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 42]

Lee, John A. -- We record with sorrow the death of Mr. John A. Lee, who for many years has been a resident of our city, and whose death occurred on Saturday, Nov. 15th.  He was of Scotch-Irish parentage, his father, Rev. Robert Lee, having been born in Donegal, Ireland, in the year 1771, and who emigrated to the United States in 1787, and with his father, Thomas Lee, finally settled in Washington County, Pa.  The Rev. Robert Lee, after finishing his classical studies at Cannonsburg, studied theology, and entered the ministry in the Presbytery of Ohio in 1800.  In 1813 he was installed pastor of the congregation of Salem, in Westmoreland County, Pa., and here in 1815, John A. Lee was born.  In November, 1821, his father removed with his family to Richland County, but settled first near Olivesburg, and in that portion of the county now included in Ashland County.  The family afterwards moved to Bucyrus, O., where the Rev. Robert Lee was for many years pastor of the Presbyterian Church, and finally took up his residence on a farm and laid out Leesville, and remained there during life.   John A. Lee, the subject of this notice, early exhibited very considerable mechanical genius and skill, and when but a youth and without instruction, manufactured articles of household furniture of value, but his inclination was toward the working of the finer metals, and without any service under instructions of a master workman, he fitted himself as a silversmith and jeweler, and in time became a master workman and one highly appreciated as such throughout northern Ohio.  Having married Miss Elizabeth McCullough, of Lima, who survives him, he settled in Norwalk for a short time, but soon returned to Mansfield, where he has lived ever since.  While residing at Norwalk he was initiated into the Honorable and Benevolent Order of Odd Fellows, and became a member of Huron Lodge, No. 37.  On hi removal to Mansfield he joined Mansfield Lodge No. 19, I.O.O.F., and has always been a zealous, active and earnest worker therein.  In 1867 the brotherhood of Ohio elected him their Grand Master, his term of service being from May 1867 to May, 1868.  He was devotedly attached to the Order and enjoyed the confidence of his brethren throughout the State in a very eminent degree.  In 1873 he was elected County Treasurer of Richland County, and was re-elected in 1875, serving two terms of four years, and we do but express the opinion of the entire county, when we say that Richland County never had a more careful, courteous and faithful public officer.  He was a model of correctness and integrity.  The last sad rites to his remains were had on Monday, Nov. 16th. the burial services being conducted according to the ritual of the I.O.O.F. and the large concourse of citizens and Odd Fellows at his funeral attest the high regard in which he was held in all the relations of life.  Among the more distinguished of the Order from abroad in attendance and assisting in burying their Past Grand Master Lee were Grand Secretary Wm. C. Earl, of Toledo;  Grand Patriarch, W.D. Hart, of Mt. Vernon;  Past Grand Master, N. Jones, Crestline;  Past Grand Patriarch D.M. Lazarus, of Warren;  District Deputy Grand Master, L.E. Mack of Shelby;  and who, with Past Grand Patriarch J. Porch of our city, and P.G. Thos. B. Andrews, of Independence, acted as pall bearers;  Col. B. Burns acting as Grand Marshal was assisted by Emileus Clapp, Esq.  There was a large attendance of the Order from abroad who joined with their brethren of Mansfield in their last sad tribute of affection of the living to the dead.  We understand that many letters and telegrams of regret and condolence with the bereaved were received from Grand Master Wilcox of Cleveland and Past Grand Master Dowdall of Columbus, Denel of Urbana, Chidsey and Capeller, of Cincinnati, and others all over the State, thus indicating their appreciation of his great worth.  We also beg to tender to his bereaved and invalid widow, and his sons Jerome and Homer, our sincere sympathy in their affliction.  John A. Lee was an honest man, a good citizen, faithful in all things, but his manly form and mild and benignant face will no more be seen in our midst, but his life is fragrant of good deeds.  Peace to his ashes.  [Ohio Liberal:  26 November 1879] *a Memorial tribute from the Mansfield Lodge, No. 19, I.O.O.F. appears below the above obituary.

Lee, John A.

Lee, Mark -- d. 7/1885, congested debility;  7d;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Lee, Mark -- DIED, At Washington, D.C., July 24, Mark, aged ten days and July 31, Roger, aged seventeen days, children of Jerome and Mira Lee.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  13 August 1885, Vol. 35, No. 39]

Lee, Robert J. -- 49Y:  d. 9/13/1955 at Gen. Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 7/30/1906 at Mansfield;  St. Peter's Catholic H.S. graduate;  h/o Catherine Maiyer;  bur. Mansfield Catholic Cem.  [MNJ 9/14/1955 & 9/15/1955]

Lee, Roger -- d. 7/1885, congested debility;  12d;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Lee, Roger -- DIED, At Washington, D.C., July 24, Mark, aged ten days and July 31, Roger, aged seventeen days, children of Jerome and Mira Lee.  [Mansfield Herald:  13 August 1885, Vol. 35, No. 39]

Lee, Stephen -- Mr. Stephen Lee, of Shreve, died at his residence in that place on Friday at 1 p.m. from the effects of an accident sustained about a month previous. He was a member of the Mansfield Commandery, No. 21, by which fraternity he was buried on Sunday afternoon, the train conveying the Sir Knights leaving here at 12:40 p.m. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 31 July 1884, Vol. 34, No. 37]

Lee, Wallace A. -- Died, on the morning of March 30th., Wallace a., infant son of John G. and Lillie J. Lee, aged 2 months, one week and five days.  [Shelby (OH) Independent News: 03 April 1873, Vol. 5, No. 23]

Leech, ---- -- Monday.  The four-years-old son of George Leech died yesterday at the family residence, near Spring Mill Street.  The funeral was held this afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 43]

Leech, Ollie. -- Miss Ollie Leech, aged 21 years, died Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. Geyer, 258 East Second street, after an illness of a year and a half. She is survived by her mother and two sisters, Mary and Martha. She was a member of the First Christian church. Funeral services at the church Friday morning at 8 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. M. G. Buckner. Burial in No. 16 cemetery, Lake township, Ashland county. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News, Page 2: Wednesday, May 13, 1908]

Leech, R.I. -- Thursday.  R.I. Leech, brother of E.A. Leech, proprietor of the Tremont House, died of heart failure at his room at the Tremont House at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  The deceased has been on a trip through Michigan and was feeling badly for several weeks.  Upon his return to Mansfield, Saturday, he was compelled to take to his bed.  Mr. Leech was unmarried and about 55 years of age.  The funeral will be held from the Tremont House at 2 o'clock tomorrow, Rev. D.J. Meese, officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 29]

Leech, Robert James -- Died, near Mulberry, Bates County, Missouri, on Thursday, July 5th., 1876, Robert James Leech, son of Robert Leech, Esq., formerly of Shelby, aged 34 years, 5 months and 27 days.  He had been suffering for several years with catarrh and lung disease, and was fully prepared to meet his end.  [Shelby Independent News:  13 July 1876, Vol. 8, No. 38]

Leedal, Charles Richard

Leedale, Charles Richard -- Chas. Richard Leedale was born at Algarkirk, Lincolnshire, England, Oct. 3, 1857, and died at Bellville, O., U.S.A., May 7, 1893, aged 35 years, 7 months and 4 days.  He sailed for America, Oct. 7, 1891.  His wife and five children joined him in his Bellville home in January, 1892.  Until he lost his health he was employed on the Baltimore & Ohio R.R.  For several months he suffered from that dreaded disease, consumption.  His courage enabled him to bear cheerfully, even, his long sickness.  Warm-hearted friends and neighbors died much to comfort him and his family in their sad affliction.    The feeling of Universal Kinship, made him a brother, though a stranger, and many were the sympathizing friends that gathered around him and his faithful companion in his last days.  For weeks he was aware of his approaching dissolution and many, many hours did he spend in prayer and praise to God, in whom his trust grew strongest day by day.  He prayed that God, in whom his trust grew stronger day by day.  He prayed that God might come and take him.  His last words expressed an earnest wish that God might bless his comrades as He had blessed him.  He leaves a wife and five children, three boys and two girls to mourn their loss.  He was buried in the Beulah Cemetery just west of Bellville, on Tuesday, May 9, 1893.  Rev. John Richards was the officiating minister.  – [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  11 May 1893, Vol. 5, No. 52]

Leedale, Edward R. -- Bellville.  Edward R. Leedale, aged 35 years, a native of England, who with his family came to this country about a year ago, died on Sunday afternoon of consumption.  He leaves a wife and five young children in straightened circumstances.  During his long illness Mr. Leedale was the recipient of many kindly attentions from the good-hearted people of this place and an effort will be made to provide a home for the widow and children.  The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon from the Universalist church.  Services conducted by Rev. Richardson.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 May 1893]

Leedy, ---- -- One of Levi Leedy's children, near Mt. Carmel, died Monday night.  Buried Wednesday at Four Corners.  Rev. Stull was the officiating minister.  [Worthington Enterprise:  28 August 1890, Vol. II, No. 39]

Leedy, A.H. -- d. 10/4/1869 at Worthington Twp.;  51y;  b. Pennsylvania;  farmer; consumption;  res. Worthington Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leedy, Barbara -- d. 11/25/1872 at Jefferson Twp.;  widowed;  39y;  b. Pennsylvania;  housewife;  white;  cause = fever;  res. Jefferson Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leedy, Catharine -- Independence.  Mrs. Catharine Leedy died last Friday morning, aged about 81.  The remains were interred at Ankenytown on Saturday.  Rev. Henry Kellar conducted the funeral.  --  [Bellville Star:  05 July 1888, Vol. 11, No. 41]

Leedy, Catherine Teeter -- Aged 56 years, Mrs. Catherine Teeter Leedy, died Thursday at 1:00 a.m. at her home on South Main street.  A chronic affliction of long duration preceded her death.  In 1886, Catharine Teeter was united in marriage with C.V. Leedy.  To this union three children were born -- Mable, who resides at the parental home;  and two daughters who are deceased - one dying in infancy, and the other passing away at the age of 7 years.  Besides the daughter and husband, the following sisters and brothers survive:  D.C. Teeter of Chicago;  A.J. Teeter of Mt. Vernon;  J.F. Teeter of Newark;  Mrs. J.E. Adams of Columbus;  Mrs. J.F. Rowley of Fredericktown;  Mrs. I. Beal of Bellville;  Miss Ella Teeter of Ankenytown.    Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the residence, Rev. J.A. Long of Mt. Vernon, officiating.  Interment will be in the Ankenytown cemetery.    Mrs. Leedy was a member of the Christian church, and when her health permitted, was a regular attendant at worship.  Devoted to her family and companionable to her neighbors, she leaves a memory that all will cherish.  The friends of the family extend their sympathy to the bereaved ones.  [Richland County Leader:  08 October 1920, Vol. 1, No. 44]

Leedy, Daniel -- d. 11/12/1872 at Jefferson Twp.;  70y;  b. Pennsylvania;  farmer;  white;  cause = old age;  res. Jefferson Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leedy, Daniel -- DIED -- At his residence in Jefferson Tp., Richland Co., O., Jan. 16, 1873, Mr. DANIEL LEEDY, aged 78 years, 4 months and 28 days.  Daniel was the youngest of the five brothers and four sisters who commenced the settlement in Jefferson Township which now bears their name in the year 1811, John coming in first and Daniel last.  They were all industrious and practical farmers, and rendered great assistance to others settling around them in the wilderness.  They all belonged to the Dunkard Society, and formed the nucleus of that large and flourishing Society, surrounding the "Leedy Settlement".  Samuel Leedy is the only one now living of the nine.  He is over 80 years of age and in feeble health. – [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  24 January 1873, Vol. 1, No. 48]

Leedy, Dore -- Independence.  Dore, son of Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Leedy, died last Friday evening, after a long and severe illness, of scarlet fever.  --  [Bellville Star:  18 December 1884, Vol. 8, No. 12]

Leedy, George -- George Leedy died at his home in Fostoria, Tuesday morning, of consumption.  His friends and relatives will learn with sorrow of his early death.  His wife is a daughter of John Alley of this place.  The funeral takes place to-day.  --  [Bellville Star:  16 February 1882, Vol. 5, No. 20]

Leedy, George W. -- Butler.  George W. Leedy, 80, of near here and a native of Knox County (OH), died this morning in the Mt. Vernon (OH) sanitarium.  He was taken to the institution only Thursday.  Surviving are his wife, Ellen;  a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Dishong, and a son, Leonard of Butler;  two brothers, William of Fredericktown and E.K. of Newark;  four sisters, Mrs. Cora Bowman of Butler, Mrs. Sadie Augerman of Bellville, Mrs. Nora Fry of Mt. Gilead and Mrs. Relda Cocanour of Newark, and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Brethren church in Ankenytown with Rev. John Beal of Ashland officiating.  Burial willl be in the Ankenytown Cemetery.  The body will remain at the George funeral home until Sunday afternoon.  [unidentified newspaper:  24 April 1937]

Leedy, James – James Leedy met death suddenly on Sept. 26th., aged 33 years, 4 months, 22 days. [Our Evangelical Visitor: November, 1895, Vol. 1, No. 1]

Leedy, Joseph -- Butler.  Joseph Leedy, aged 80 years, was found dead in bed Saturday morning at his home near Ankenytown.  The funeral was held Monday from his late residence and interment was made in the Dunkard Cemetery.  [Mansfield News:  18 May 1899]

Leedy, Lewis H. -- Saturday -- Lewis H. Leedy, aged 89 years, died at his home, four miles west of Butler, Mar. 27, of general debility. Funeral will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Della Lanehart, and interment will be made at the Ankneytown Cemetery. Deceased was a well known Richland County pioneer and was an uncle of Commissioner Garber. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 04 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 47]

Leedy, Mrs. David -- Independence.  Mrs. David Leedy died Sunday and was buried at Ankneytown on Tuesday.  Rev. A.A. Cober conducted the funeral.  --  [Bellville Star:  28 April 1887, Vol. 10, No. 31]

Leedy, Nancy A. (Divelbiss) -- The wife of Harvey Leedy died at Nashville, Mich., the first of the week, and the remains are expected to arrive at Independence this Wednesday, interment to take place at the Four Corners' church.  The wife's maiden name was Divelbiss.  Not a great while ago Mr. L. with his wife left this his old neighborhood, for a home in Michigan, little thinking that so sad an occurrence in life's experiences should overtake him so soon.  He has the sympathy of the community.  --  [Bellville Star:  16 October 1884, Vol. 8, No. 3]

Leedy, Nancy A. (Divelbiss) -- Mrs. Nancy A. Leedy, a notice of whose death was published last week, was nearly 28 years old at the time of her decease.  She was married to Harvey A. Leedy in 1875, and was the mother of three children, all boys.  --  [Bellville Star:  23 October 1884, Vol. 8, No. 4]

Leedy, Nora J. (Long) -- Nora J. Leedy passed away at her home one mile south of Bellville early Sunday morning after a week's illness, at the age of 63 years, 11 months and 23 days.  She was born January 21, 1876, the daughter of James and Mary Long, three miles southwest of Bellville.  On Dec. 24, 1902, she was united in marriage to Tennyson Leedy, and to this union were born two sons.  One son, Rexford, preceded her in death in 1923.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church.  She is survived by her husband;  a son, Walton, of Mansfield;  a sister, Mrs. Bertha Crawford, of Fredericktown;  two brothers, Forrest Long of Bellville and Walter Long of Mansfield, as well as one grandson, Donald.  Rev. Paul Zimmerman conducted the funeral services at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and arrangements were in charge of A.A. Shafer.  Burial was made in the Bellville Cemetery.   [Bellville Star:  18 January 1940]

Leedy, Rexford -- Funeral services for the late Rex Leedy, aged 17 years, were held from the home of the parents, Mr. & Mrs. A.T. Leedy, Route 1, Monday afternoon and burial was made in the Bellville Cemetery.  Rev. Charles Barnard, pastor of the Brethren Church of Ankenytown, preached the sermon.  Pall bearers were George, Leon and Leslie Leedy, Clarence Crawford, Clarke Garber and Leonard Walker.  Death came to young Leedy after a long illness caused by nephritis.  He was at Ankenytown and attended high school in Bellville.  The survivors are the parents and one brother, Walton, of Columbus.   [Richland County Leader: 22 February 1923, Vol. 4, No. 8]

Leedy, Samuel S. -- Samuel S. Leedy, was born in Knox County, Ohio, Oct. 22nd., died October 16, 1888, aged 68 years, 11 months and 24 days.  He was the third son of Jacob and Susannah Study Leedy, the father being a native of Pennsylvania and the mother a native of Maryland, both of German decent.  Jacob Leedy left his native state in the year 1714 when he settled on a farm in the north part of Knox County, Ohio, dying on the same farm March 1, 1861, the mother died Dec. 10, 1848, both were members of the German Baptist church.  Samuel S. Leedy was married to Miss Halenah Divelbiss, Nov. 1845, in Richland County, Ohio.  In April 1845 they moved with one child, William, to Kosciusko Co., Indiana, in which county he lived until his death.  He was the father of ten children, two of which died in 1859 of scarlet fever, only a few days apart.  Halenah his wife, died August 7, 1876.  He again united in matrimony with Margaret Shoemaker Vanness a wife and eight children, with many relatives and friends to mourn for him.  Mr. Leedy was one of the pioneers of Kosciusko County having lived here since 1845.  --  [Bellville Star:  08 November 1888, Vol. 12, No.  6 as reprinted from the Pierce (Ind.) Record]

Leedy, Simon -- d. 9/27/1869 at Jefferson Twp.;  10m, 4d;  b. Jefferson Twp.;  no cause listed  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leedy, Thomas -- Bellville.  Thos. Leedy died at his home in Fostoria, Monday.  He was well known here having been in business at this place and has a great many relatives in this vicinity.  --  [Bellville Star:  13 August 1885, Vol. 8, No. 46]

Leedy, Willie L. -- Mt. Carmel -- Death has again visited this community and removed a loved one from the home of L.B. Leedy on Saturday evening, Sept. 29th.  Willie L. Leedy, aged 8 years departed this life very suddenly, he had complained some through the day but they didn't think that he was dangerous as he was up and around and could talk up to about 25 minutes of his death, but about 9 o'clock it was apparent that his end was night, they took him to his bed and he passed quietly away, as his disease was one of rare occurrence and there was an anxiety, both by the medical fraternity as well as by all those who called to see him during his severe illness some over two years ago.  The family thought it best to have a post mortem examination and the following is the finding of the board of examiners.  // Post-mortem Report ---- Sept. 29, 1889.  Post mortem of Willie L. Leedy;  upon opening the brain we found a marked case of hydrocephalus, there was about twelve ounces of thin fluid, we also found a small quantity of pus in right side.  D.H. Darling and G.A. Welker. // The funeral took place on Monday at the Four Corners church, conducted by the Rev. J.O. Stull.  The bereft family have the sympathy of all in this their sad loss.  --  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  03 October 1889, Vol. 2, No. 25]

Leeper, Margaret -- Butler -- Died, Friday morning at the home of George Smith, Margaret Leeper, aged 70 years, 7 months and 12 days. Funeral services Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Easterly church, by Rev. Biddle of Johnsville. Interment in Worthington Cemetery. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 24 October 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 24]

Leeper, Peggy Ann -- Butler.  Peggy Ann Leeper, the aged relict of the late Samuel Leeper, died last Thursday of general debility, at the residence of her son-in-law, George Smith.  The funeral occurred on Saturday at 1 o'clock from the Easterly Church, the Rev. Biddle officiating.  Deceased was 75 years.   [Semi-Weekly News:  23 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 86]

Leeper, Samuel -- Monday.  Samuel M. Leeper was born Sept. 30th., 1817, in Washington County, Pa.  He came to Worthington Twp., Richland County, Ohio, with his parents, in 1834, in which township he resided until his death, Sept. 19th., 1889, aged 71 years, 11 months and 19 days.  He leaves two sisters, besides many other friends, to mourn his departure.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 19] 

LeFever, C.A. -- Bellville.  C.A. LeFever died at his home on Main Street, Thursday, August 26, aged 64 years.  The funeral services took place at the M.E. church on Saturday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. J.F. Sponseller.  --  [Bellville Star:  02 September 1886, Vol. 9, No. 49]

Lefever, Isaac -- d. 1/29/1871 at Jefferson Twp., dropsy;  83y, 5m, 15d;  b. Penn.;  farmer;  res. Jefferson Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths] *surname appears as Lafever on the original.

LeFever, Mrs. William -- Walnut Hill.  Mrs. William LeFever departed this life last Sunday morning after a short illness, her affliction being lung fever.  She was buried in the Bellville Cemetery.   --  [Bellville Star:  07 March 1889, Vol. 12, No. 23]

LeFever, Mrs. William -- Walnut Hill.  William LeFever who recently buried his wife has his sister living with him.  [Bellville Star:  21 March 1889]

Lefever, Ruth Ann -- Died, Mrs. Ruth Ann Lefever departed this life Thursday evening at the age of 59 years, 3 months and 15 days.  Mrs. Lefever had been a great sufferer from consumption for the past few years and for the last five months and confined to her bed.  The funeral services took place from the M.E. church, Saturday, July 10th., at 3:30 p.m. and were conducted by Rev. J.E. Stubbs, assisted by Rev. W.T. Lewis.  --  [Bellville Star:  15 July 1886, Vol. 9, No. 42]  

LeFevre, James -- Bellville.  Miss Lou LeFevre received a message on Tuesday morning announcing the death of her uncle, James LeFevre, at his home in Portsmouth, O., on Monday evening.  Mr. LeFevre was, many years ago, a resident of Bellville and will be remembered by the older citizens.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  04 May 1906, Vol. 14, No. 14]

LeFevre, LaRue W. -- Bellville.  La Rue w. Le Fevre, after an illness of several months, died Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock from quick consumption.  The deceased was 45 years and 9 months old, and leaves a wife and son, also a father, two brothers and a sister to mourn their loss.  The funeral was held from the residence on Huron Street, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. J.N. Barnett.  Interment in Bellville Cemetery.  [Semi-Weekly News: 10 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 64]

LeFevre, Lydia -- Bellville.  The funeral of Mrs. Lydia LeFevre, who died at the home of her husband near this place on Sunday, took place at the Presbyterian church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 42]

LeFevre, Margaret D. (Maring) -- Mrs. Margaret D. LeFevre died in Jefferson Township, Whitley Co., Ind., April 18, 1905, aged 78 years, 2 months and 18 days.  Margaret D. Maring, daughter of Philip and Sarah Lash Maring, natives of New Jersey, was born and raised on a farm near Bellville, now owned by Mrs. B.F. Hines.  At the age of 16 she moved with her parents to Indiana and in 1844 was married to Minard LeFevre, who preceded her to the great beyond on Mar. 13, 1898.  Four children survive her to mourn her death.  They are Mrs. John Grace, John S. and Philip F. LeFevre, of Jefferson Twp., Ind., and Calvin W. LeFevre, of Ft. Wayne, also several grandchildren.  She leaves one sister, Mrs. Saretta Ihrig, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Jacob Maring, of Allen County.  The funeral was held at Evergreen Bethel, the cortege leaving the home of John LeFevre, at 2 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, April 19.  The subject of the above sketch was an aunt of Mrs. M.H. Barrett, of this place.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  05 May 1905, Vol. 13, No. 14]

LeFevre, Mellie -- Bellville.  Word was received here Saturday morning that Mrs. Mellie LeFevre, a former resident of this place, died in Oregon, Friday, of pneumonia.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  13 April 1906, Vol. 14, No. 11]

LeFevre, Sarah Jane (DeShong) -- Died,-- Mrs. Sarah Jane LeFevre, on Saturday morning Jan. 1st., 1887.  The funeral took place from the Clifton House on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The services were conducted by Rev. W.W. Anderson and J.F. Sponseller.  Mrs. LeFevre whose maiden name was Sarah Jane DeShong was born near Palmyra, Knox Co., O., on Dec. 5, 1825.  Her mother died when she was but a child and her home from that time until her marriage was with her grandparents whose name was Farquhar.  They were Quakers and she was raised in that faith and all her life conformed to many of the rules and peculiarities of that church.  she was married to Wm. LeFevre in 1845.  They resided in Palmyra until 1848, during which time their first son, LeRoy, was born.  In that year they moved to Bellville which was their home until 1865.  During this time there was born to them a daughter, Lunette, and two sons LaRue and Lynn.  In 1865 they removed to Fredericktown returning to this place after an interval of 12 years, and have since resided here.  --  [Bellville Star:  06 January 1887, Vol. 10, No. 15]

LeFevre, Will -- Lynn A. LeFevre received a message, Wednesday evening, announcing the death of his nephew, Will LeFevre, which occurred at Pasadena, Cal., on Thursday morning.  The message stated that the burial would be at that city on Thursday.  Mr. LeFevre was a victim of tuberculosis and, with his wife, had gone to California a year ago last December in the hope of securing relief in the milder climate of that state.  While his life was undoubtedly prolonged by this move, the dread disease was too far advanced to prevent a permanent cure.  He will be remembered as having spent his boyhood days with his parents in this place.  At an early age he became an employee of the B. & O. company, and continued in that service as long as his health permitted.  His home was in Willard, and in the capacity of brakeman and afterwards baggage man, his run was between Willard and Akron.  Mr. LeFevre was 51 years of age at the time of his death.   He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Leila Herron, a Bellville girl, later of Mansfield, and by his father, LeRoy LeFevre, who for a number of years past has resided in Plymouth, O.  [Richland County Leader:  11 February 1921, Vol. 2, No. 9]

Lehman, Carrie -- 87Y;  d. 12/20/1955;  b. 8/8/1868 at Sardis, OH;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 12/21/1955]

Lehman, Ester -- Died, March 24th., 1885, at their residence in Chambersburg, Pa., Mrs. Ester Lehman, wife of Jacob Lehman, formerly of this county.  She died suddenly of heart disease.  --  [Bellville Star: 02 April 1885, Vol. 8, No. 26]

Lehman, Ester -- Died, Mrs. Jacob B. Lehman, formerly of near Lexington, this county, died at her home in Chambersburg, Penn., March 24th., aged 65 years, 1 month and 7 days.  Mrs. Lehman removed in November, 1883, with her husband to Pennsylvania their native state, where they settled to spend the evening of their life among their kindred and acquaintances.  They had lived 37 years in Ohio.  The death of Mrs. Lehman, which was caused by heart disease, was very sudden and unexpected, and is lamented by her large circle of friends.  She was a woman of deep piety, and a close Bible reader.  From her memorandum it was deserved that within the last five years she had read the Bible through eleven times.  She was for many years a consistent member of the United Brethren Church.  Her funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends, by whom she was held in high esteem for her many social and Christian qualities, Rev. J.P. Miller, pastor of the First U.B. Church, at Chambersburg, Pa., Rev. B.G. Huber, and Bishop J. Dickson, conducted the funeral services.  --  [Bellville Star: 09 April 1885, Vol. 8, No. 27]

Lehman, Henry -- Mr. Henry Lehman, one of our most worthy and highly respected citizens, died at his residence in this city on Monday last.  He had been afflicted with asthma for some years, his health gradually declining until at last death relieved him of his bodily sufferings.  Mr. Lehman was born Nov. 1798, in Pennsylvania, and was therefore 78 years, 3 months and 9 days old when he departed this life.  He came to Mansfield May 27, 1827 to bid on the first brick Court House that was then to be built, and with the exception of a few years that he lived in Shelby, resided here ever since.  Mr. Lehman many years ago represented the county in the Legislature, and was esteemed as an intellectual and worthy citizen in every respect.  He was long an active and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and leaves a devoted wife and several children to mourn their loss.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 March 1877]

Lehman, Therman H. -- 55, of Lexington, in White Cross Hospital, Columbus.  Services:  arrangements in charge of Snyder Funeral Home, Lexington, incomplete.  [Mansfield News Journal:  01 June 1956]

Lehnhart, Anna Mary (Remy) -- Mrs. Anna Mary Lehnhart, wife of John W. Lehnhart, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 3, at her home in Washington Twp.  Her illness was a brief one, she having been sick with pneumonia only last Saturday.  She is survived by her husband and eight children -- Walter, Willard, Herman, Howard, Clara, Anna, Mary and Catherine.  Mrs. Lehnhart was born in Washington Twp., May 24, 1860, and lived there all her life.  Her maiden name was Anna Mary Remy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Remy.  She was united in marriage Dec. 18, 1884 with John W. Lehnhart.  Funeral services were held Saturday at the German Evangelical church in Washington Twp., conducted by the Rev. C.L. Fisher, and interment was made there also.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  12 January 1906, Vol. 13, No. 50]]

Lehnhart [Lanehart], Peter -- Peter Lanehart, three miles northeast of Bellville, aged 89 years, died Wednesday morning, of old age and general debility.  Funeral services Friday at the German church, at 10 o'clock.  Interment at German Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  23 September 1904, Vol. 12, No. 37]

Lehnhart [Lanehart], Peter -- Peter Lehnhart, the oldest resident of Washington Twp., died at his home two miles north of Bellville, Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 1904.  He was the son of John W. and Mary Lehnhart, and was the last survivor of a family of seven children.  He was born in Selters Province, Nassau, Germany, Oct. 13, 1815;  he therefore attained the honorable age of 88 years, 11 months and 8 days.  In 1843 Mr. Lehnhart left the Fatherland in a sailing vessel, for America;  and after a wearisome voyage of 53 days landed in N.Y.  From there he went to Cleveland by way of the Great Lakes and Erie canal, and from thence to Mansfield, where he secured employment in helping to construct the B.&O. R.R. from Mansfield to Newark.  An interesting fact of his life is, that he began his career here in America with a debt of two dollars;  this, however, was soon paid and at the time of his marriage to Miss Mary Foss in 1854, he was the proud possessor of a small farm south of Bellville.  Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lehnhart, of whom, one son and the only daughter, died in infancy, and in the spring of 1874 Mrs. Lehnhart was stricken with that dread disease smallpox and died, leaving the father with seven sons to whom he then gave a mother's care as well as a father's.  Six sons are still living, the youngest son, Albert, having died in the first promise of young manhood.  Mr. Lehnhart was an earnest and faithful Christian, never in all his trials, losing his trust in God;  having said but a few weeks before his death, when relating his trials, that it was only through the grace of God that he had been able to withstand them.  He died as he had lived through faith in Christ.  May his memory be blessed.  Burial took place Friday, Sept. 23, 1904, at 11 a.m., at St. Peter's German Evangelical church, Rev. Theodore Fisher, officiating.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  30 September 1904, Vol. 12, No. 38]

Lehr, George -- 91Y;  d. 6/1984;  bur. Mansfield Memorial Park;  b. 5/12/1893 at Clinton, OH;  WWI  [MNJ 6/26/1984]

Lehr, Henry -- d. 10/6/1868 at Mansfield;  40y;  b. Germany;  blacksmith;  cause:  typhoid fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leibfritz, Barbara -- Mrs. Barbara Leibfritz, widow of the late Philip Leibfritz, died Wednesday night at 10:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph U. Kaiser, 175 Newman street.  She was 82 years of age and the cause of her death was dropsy with which she had been ill for some time past.  She leaves two daughters:  Mrs. Kate Beam and Mrs. J.U. Kaiser, and two sons:  the Rev. Father John Leibfritz of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and William Leibfritz of his city.  Father Leibfritz was notified of the serious illness of his mother, bud he did not get the message in time to get here before she died.  He is expected here for the funeral.  Mrs. Barbara Schirck, who died several years ago was a daughter of Mrs. Leibfritz.  [Mansfield News:  17 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 194]

Leibfritz, Mrs. William -- After an illness of five weeks with malarial fever, Mrs. William Leibfritz died at her home on West Fourth Street, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m.  She leaves a husband and three children.  Funeral from St. Peter's church, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  03 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 97]

Leibfritz, Philip -- Monday.  Philip Leibfritz died of dropsy at his home on Newman Street at 7 o'clock this morning.  The deceased was aged about 78 years.  The time for the funeral has not yet been announced.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 14]

Leicy, John

Leicy, Sarah Coover

Leinard, Susan -- Mrs. Susan Leinard, widow of the late Jeremiah Leinard, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Troop, 175 E. Fourth Street, Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock at the age of 65 eras, 2 months and 2 days.  Paralysis was the cause of death, the deceased having been an invalid for the past 12 years.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry Winbigler and Mrs. John Troop, two sons, Elza and John, all of this city, also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Giffin, of Mifflin, and Mrs. D. Lehman, who resides in California.  Funeral from the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  [Mansfield News:  23 April 1907, p. 6]

Leitensnider, Nathan A. -- Nathan A. Leitensnider, the fifteen year old son of Mr. & Mrs. George Leitensneider [sic], died at the home of his parents, three miles west of the city, at four o'clock, this morning.  The young man contracted pneumonia and the short illness proved fatal.  He leaves besides his parents, one brother and two sisters.  Funeral services will be held from the home, Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Meese of the First Presbyterian church.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  24 October 1907, p. 2]

Leiter, ---- -- d. 2/10/1870 at Shelby;  1d;  b. Shelby;  c/o David & Maria Leiter;  white;  no cause of death given;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leiter, ---- -- On Wednesday afternoon, while several children were playing about the creek where the Ashland road crosses it, one of them, a boy about 10 years of age, son of Mr. Abraham Leiter, of Third Street, fell in and was drowned.  He was carried down stream some distance before sinking, the creek being bank-full and the current rapid.  The last words uttered by the drowning boy were "Mother, help!"  His comrades made an effort to rescue him, and one of them almost lost his life in the attempt.  A number of our citizens turned out to find the body.  Close search was made but it was not found until Thursday morning.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  15 March 1862]

Leiter, Abraham -- Abraham Leiter, a resident of Mansfield for forty years, dropped dead from heart disease, last Saturday.  --  [Bellville Star:  16 March  1882, Vol. 5, No. 24]

Leiter, Ada -- LUCAS -- Miss Ada Leiter died last Thursday at the age of 18 years, 5 months and 25 days.  Miss Leiter was a promising young lady just starting out in life on her own resources.  She graduated from the Lucas high school last May and was employed to teach a summer term of school in Springfield township, but was compelled to resign her position as her health would not permit her to discharge her duties.  She had been gradually failing until death claimed her.  She was a member of the Congregational church of this place, and the funeral services were held at the home Saturday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Kerr.  The father, mother, two sisters, one brother and a host of friends survive her.  Her remains were interred in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.   Later in the same paper ...  ALTA -- Ada Leiter of Lucas, whose death occurred last Thursday, was a granddaughter of Moses Marlow, and had many friends in Alta who regret her early demise.  She was bright and intelligent, graduating last June from the Lucas high school and was possessed of an amiable and kind disposition which endeared her to all.  Those who attended the last sad rites from Alta were:  Mrs. M. Marlow, Frank and Clara Marlow, Mr. & Mrs. B.L. Larimer, Mr. & Mrs. D.A. Marlow, Mr. & Mrs. L.C. Marlow, T.E. Scott and James Marlow.  --  [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER:  02 May 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 51]

Leiter, Anna Margaretta -- Died at her residence in Mansfield, Ohio, on the 8th inst., Mrs. Anna Margaretta Leiter, relict of Jacob Leiter, Sr., in the 75th year of her age, born and raised in Lancaster Co,, Pa. J. H. H., Mansfield, Nov. 30th 1846. Submitted by Faye and Jean [The Lutheran Observer: December 18, 1846]

Leiter, Aud F. -- d. 1/28/1870 at Mansfield;  33y;  b. Mansfield;  carpenter;  cause:  scarlet fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leiter, Cora -- 86Y;  d. 10/7/1955 at Bertha Parmore Rest Home;  b. 11/8/1868 near Ontario;  w/o Charles;  bur. Volk Funeral Home, Galion.  [MNJ 10/7/1955]

Leiter, David B. -- Shelby.  D.B. Leiter, aged 54 years, died last Friday at 11 o'clock of heart failure.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon about 2 o'clock, at the house, conducted by the Rev. Counsellor.  The funeral cortege was composed of the Shelby drum corps, of which Mr. Leiter was a member, the Sons of Veterans and Harker Post, G.A.R., besides a large number of relatives and friends in carriages.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  26 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 62]

Leiter, David B. -- Jackson Twp.  David Leiter, an old soldier, was buried in Shelby Sunday afternoon.  -- [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News: 29 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 63]

Leiter, Call -- DIED AT SHELBY -- Call Leiter, a well known resident of Shelby, died rather suddenly about 5:00 Saturday morning.  Mr. Leiter was an old soldier, having served through the war of the rebellion.  He was about 85 years of age and leaves a wife and family.  Mr. Leiter had only been confined to the house for a couple of weeks.  [Mansfield News:  12 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 190]

Leiter, Chester L. -- Chester L. Leiter died November 9th. at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Sophia Leiter, No. 78 East Third street, at the age of 31 years, 3 months and 27 days.  The funeral will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  14 November 1889, Vol. 39, No. 52]

Leiter, David S. -- David S. Leiter died unexpectedly at his home, 151 Park avenue east, from ptomaine poisoning.  Submitted by Jean.  [Mansfield News:  07 September 1932 as pulled from the Sept. 7, 1907 issue of the paper]

Leiter, David S. -- DAVID S. LEITER DEAD -- Sudden Illness, Due to Ptomaine Poisoning, Ends in His Death -- David S. Leiter died at his home, 151 Park avenue east, Wednesday night at 10:10 o'clock, after a short illness in which all of the symptoms indicated ptomaine poisoning, which is believed to have resulted from some cheese eaten by Mr. Leiter as a part of his night lunch while at work at the plant of the Humphreys company. When Mr. Leiter went home from his work Wednesday morning he was not feeling well and became worse during the day, but his condition was not deemed serious until evening, when it was noted that he was rapidly getting worse. Physicians were in attendance, but were unable to counteract the effect of the poisoning and death resulted. The deceased was born near Lucas, March 27, 1861. He was united in marriage to Margaret Fishback in 1885, who departed this life May 26, 1905, three children, Grace, Rex and Jacob, the last named, the youngest, now in his fifteenth year, all surviving their parents. The deceased was the second son of Jacob and Susan (Ross) Leiter, both of whom are dead, and there survive him the following brother and sisters: Mrs. Clara Cool, of Springfield; Mrs. Sophia Pritchard and Mrs. Dora Rist, of Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. N. M. Wolfe, of this city and E. E. Leiter, of Toledo. An elder brother, Natcher R. Leiter and a sister, Mrs. Mary Rummell, whose remains rest in the cemetery at Tacoma, preceded him in death. Shortly after the death of his wife, Mr. Leiter removed with his children to this city and soon procured employment with the Humphryes Manufacturing company in the enameling department, where by industrious attention to his duties, he won rapid promotion and remunerative wages, and he continued in its employ until his death. His sudden and unexpected death was a shock to all his friends and relatives, and especially heart rendering to his doubly stricken and dependent children. Funeral services at the residence, 151 Park avenue east, Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. R. H. Edmunds, of Mayflower church. Interment at the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Lucas. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [Mansfield News: 05 September 1907]

Leiter, Eliza -- A dispatch from Thomas C. Leiter, of Wadsworth, announces the death at that place of his mother, Eliza Leiter. Mrs. Leiter was the widow of the Rev. Samuel Leiter, who was a German Reform minister, whose death occurred many years ago. The Rev. Mr. Leiter preached in the early times at Lucas, this county, holding forth in the school houses before the era of church edifices in that locality. He was a former resident of Mansfield and one of the pioneers. Mother Leiter's funeral will occur at Wadsworth Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 1:30 p.m. The deceased is the mother of Mrs. James Colby, who recently removed from this city to Wadsworth.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News: February 26, 1901]

Leiter, Elmer -- ENGINEER KILLED IN FATAL PLUNGE -- FELL THROUGH BRIDGE OVER PORTAGE RIVER AT WOODVILLE -- As an indirect result of the storm which swept over this section Friday night, Elmer Leiter, 50, engineer on the Pennsylvania Ry., lost his life Saturday night on the bridge over the Portage river at the approach to Woodville.  Leiter was running his passenger train west bound at 5:46.  There was a train on the block ahead of him and his train stopped on the bridge.  The storm had damaged the electric wires and poles and there was no light.  Miscalculating his steps in the darkness when he got down from his engine he fell through the ties, striking his chin and breaking his neck.  There was a large gash on the side of his neck and his death was instantaneous.  The train crew got the man's body out of the water and too him on this train to Toledo where he resided.  (Submitter's Note:  Elmer Ellsworth Leiter was the son of Jacob and Susan Ross Leiter.  He was raised in Monroe Township, Richland Co.)  Submitted by Jean.  [THE FREMONT DAILY NEWS, March 3, 1919, Page 1, Column 5]

Leiter, Frances Wait -- Death Claims Mrs. Leiter, 90, Dry Crusader. Mansfield Woman Who Gained National Fame in W.C.T.U. Work Succumbs. Mrs. Frances Wait Leiter, 90, former Mansfield school teacher and first secretary of the state Women’s Christian Temperance Union, died at her home, 230 West Third street, early today after a brief illness. Mrs. Leiter was known as an outstanding leader in the crusade for temperance and devoted a large portion of her life to this work. She is credited as being the motivating force in organizing the physical education division of the National Education association and also headed the physical education department in the W. C. T. U. for several years. Possibly Mrs. Leiter’s greatest contribution to temperance was her lecture tour throughout Ohio from 1884 to 1888, advocating legislation for compulsory teaching in public schools of the effects of alcohol on the human system. Following enactment of such legislation, Mrs. Leiter prepared the “Scientific Temperance Bulletin” of 40 pages for use by teachers in instruction of school pupils. She also was active in arousing sentiment throughout Ohio and the nation against plans of the United States war department to take over physical training of students in all public schools. Prior to her death she was the only living delegate to the first national W. C. T. U. convention in Cleveland two generations ago. Plans had been made to honor Mrs. Leiter at this year’s Cleveland convention, Nov. 10-16, and until she became ill several days ago, Mrs. Leiter had planned to attend the sessions. In Ohio, Mrs. Leiter was secretary of the W. C. T. U. from the time of its organization in 1874 until 1880. She was a life member of the national organization and one of three women ever elected to honor membership in the state organization. Born in Portsmouth, she was graduated from Denison University, Granville, in 1864, and later taught school in Xenia and Dayton before coming to Mansfield. She married Brainard Leiter of Mansfield in June, 1869, and since that date has been a member of the Congregational church here. Survivors include a daughter Miss Rose Leiter of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Sara W. Holman, of Baltimore, Md., and two nieces, Mrs. May W. Moore and Mrs. Hobart Scattergood, both of 186 Park avenue west. Funeral services, which probably will be held Monday, are incomplete. Submitted by Jean. [Mansfield News, 26 October 1934, pg. 1]

Leiter, Henry Hammer -- Henry Hammer Leiter, aged 70 years, died Sunday morning at 3 o'clock at his home, 100 East Fourth street, following an illness of two weeks. He was born Nov. 21, 1847 and had always lived in this city. In his younger days, Mr. Leiter was associated with his father, the late Abraham Leiter, in the foundry business. He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Anna E. Concklin of Los Gatos, Cal., and Mrs. Nora E. Steel of this city. The deceased was a member of the First Lutheran church of this city. The funeral will be conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. J. H. Culler. [The Mansfield News: November 26, 1911]

Leiter, Jacob - 1883

Leiter, Jacob - 1896

Leiter, Jacob -- Jacob Leiter died at his home near Lucas Monday, Nov. 30, 1896, at 6 o'clock p.m.  The deceased was born at Leitersburg, Washington County, Md., June 2, 1821.  He removed with his parents direct to this county in his early boyhood.  He was the only child of David and Nancy (Bell) Leiter.  The father surviving the mother he married Mary Bell, a cousin of the deceased wife, and by this second union there was a large family of children, of whom surviving are David B., John H., Samuel B. and William Leiter, all residing near Lucas.  In 1847 the deceased was united in marriage with Susan Ross, who survives him.  Nine children were born of this marriage, seven of whom are still living, Mrs. Clara Cool, residing at Springfield, O.;  Mrs. Judge W.H. Pritchard, Mrs. Dick Rist and Natcher R., all residing at Tacoma, Wash.;  David S. Leiter, residing at Toledo, and Mrs. Judge N.M. Wolfe, of this city.  Also a daughter, Mary, now deceased, wife of Dr. T.C. Rummell, who at her death, resided at Tacoma.  Jacob Leiter had been a consistent member of the Lutheran church nearly all his life, but of late years had changed his membership to the Congregational Church at Lucas.  He was at his death a member of Monroe Lodge, I.O.O.F., and also of Mohican Encampment.  He died where he had lived for more than 40 years, on his farm and at his home in Monroe Township, loved and respected by all who knew him, attaining the ripe age of 72 years, 5 months and 28 days.  The funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. W.H. Dollbeer, Lutheran minister, at the church at Lucas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 10 o'clock a.m.  Interment at the Odd Fellows' cemetery.  [Semi-Weekly News:  04 December 1896, Vol. 23, No. 95]

Leiter, Jacob G. -- d. 3/29/1955 at home, Southgate, CA;  b. at Lucas, OH;  WWI;  h/o Alma;  bur. Forest Lawn Cem., Glendale, CA  [MNJ 3/31/1955]

Leiter, John -- bur. 12/4/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  72y, 4m, 23d;  res. Lucas  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Leiter, John H. -- BURIAL AT LUCAS -- Deceased Was Veteran of Civil War--Lived With His Son  -- John Henry Leiter Sr., 86, Civil war veteran and a life long resident of Richland county died at the home of his son, John H. Leiter Jr., 181 Park avenue east, Wednesday night.  Mr. Leiter was born near Lucas on June 6, 1844.  He was the third youngest son of David and Mary (Bell) Leiter, pioneer residents of this vicinity.  He parents came to Richland county from Maryland in 1836 settling on a farm near Lucas.  Submitted by Jean.  [unknown newspaper:  15 April 1931]

Leiter, John Henry -- John Henry Leiter, Sr., 86, Civil War Veteran and a life long resident of Richland County died at the home of his son, John H. Leiter, Jr., 184 Park Avenue East, Wednesday night.  Mr. Leiter was born near Lucas, on June 6, 1844.  He was the third youngest son of David and Mary (Bell) Leiter, pioneer residents of this vicinity.  His parents came to Richland County from Maryland in 1836 settling on a farm near Lucas.  On August 20, 1863, Mr. Leiter enlisted in Company G., of the 48th. Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  The regiment was mustered into active service in May, 1864.  Mr. Leiter was united in marriage to Jenafee Almire Wintrode on Sept. 8, 1870.  For a number of years they resided near Lucas but for the past several years, Mr. Leiter made his home with his son here.  Both Mr. & Mrs. Leiter were members of the Lucas Congregational church, taking an active part in affairs of that organization.  At the time, the church was built there, Mr. Leiter was a trustee.  He is survived by one son, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  One son, Rollin W. Leiter, and a daughter, Lillian F. Gorman, preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be held at he late home Saturday at 10 p.m.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Lucas  Friends may call at the late home Friday.  Arrangements are in charge of the Wappner Funeral home.  [Mansfield News:  16 April 1931]

Leiter, Lewis -- d. 4/19/1873 at Mifflin Twp.;  43y, 1m, 21d;  b. Monroe Twp.;  white;  res. Monroe Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leiter, Lydia Ann -- Mrs. Lydia Ann Leiter, widow of the late Capt. David B. Leiter, and a resident of Lucas nearly all her life, died Thursday morning at 2 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Bair, west of Lucas, with whom she had made her home during the past eight months.  Mrs. Leiter was born in Pennsylvania and came to Lucas with her parents when one year old, spending the remainder of her long life in the village.  During the past eight months she had been residing with her daughter.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Baer, two sons, Arthur Leiter of Lucas, and C. G. Leiter, of West Milton, and one sister, Mrs. Susan Hall of Eaton Rapids, Mich., together with four grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Congregational church in Lucas in charge of her former pastor, Rev. J. W. Overmyer, assisted by Rev. T. H. Jones.  Burial will be made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.  Submitted by Steve B.    [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) Thursday, June 23, 1927 p3, col2]

Leiter, Mrs. J.A. -- Mrs. J. A. Leiter, who resided a half mile east of Lucas, died Friday morning at 5:30, after an illness of a year.  A husband three children and one sister, Mrs. Josephine Frye, of Chicago, survive her.  Mrs. Leiter was born at Hebron, in 1846, and has been a resident of Richland County nearly all her life.  Funeral from her late residence Sunday morning at 10 o’clock.  Interment in Odd Fellows’ cemetery, Lucas.  Submitted by Steve B.  [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) Friday, June 12, 1903 p2, col3]

Leiter, Rachel -- Mrs. Rachel Leiter, aged 79 years, 5 months and 13 days, died Thursday morning at her home in Lucas after a short illness.  She was the widow of Lewis Leiter and is survived by one son, William, and one daughter, Mrs. S. F. Darling.  Funeral services Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home of the son in Lucas, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Nicholson.  Submitted by Steve B.   [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) Friday, February 19, 1909]

Leiter, Rhea (Keefer) -- MANSFIELD -- Rhea K. Leiter, 88, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital. Born May 6, 1918, in Mifflin Township, she was the daughter of Clarence Ward and Martha Amelia Sunkel Keefer. She graduated from Madison High School in 1936 and had worked at Westinghouse Corp. and Richland County Courthouse in the Auditor's office. While living in Las Vegas, Nev., she was employed at the Desert Inn Hotel. She married the late James Leiter on June 19, 1937. Mrs. Leiter was a member of Diamond Hills Baptist Church. Survivors include brother, Max (Barbara Jerger) Keefer of Florida; sister, Erma (Jack) Selby of Mansfield; brother-in-law, Jack Paramore of Mansfield; nephews, Michael Keefer, William Keefer and Max Keefer Jr.; nieces, Suzanne Zellner, Robyn Wolfe and Lisa Ballow; five great-nephews; five great-nieces; and two great-great-nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband, James, on April 6, 1991; parents; brother, Carl Keefer; and sisters, Clara Hendrickson and Barbara Paramore. Memorial services will be Wednesday, March 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Diamond Hills Baptist Church, conducted by Pastor Christopher R. Thomas. Private family burial will be at a later date in Mansfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Diamond Hills Baptist Church or Apostolic Christian Church Home. Wappner Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements. Online guest registry at Submitted by Peggy. [Mansfield News Journal: 13 March 2007]

Leiter, S.B. (Rev.)

Leiter, S. Brainard -- S. Brainard Leiter, one of the older and better known residents of Mansfield, died about 3 o'clock this morning at his home, 220 Park avenue wet, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Leiter was born in Mansfield in June, 1839, and has always made his residence in this city. For 30 years he was engaged in the grain and warehouse business as a member of the firm of Strong & Son and Strong & Leiter. For 55 years he was a member of the First Congregational church, being at one time superintendent of the Sunday school and for many years a deacon in the church. He had the respect of a large circle of friends. His wife and daughter, Miss Rose Leiter, survive him. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence, conducted by the Rev. O. L. Kiplinger, of the First Congregational church. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [Mansfield News: 09 November 1916]

Leiter, Samuel -- Samuel Leiter, the aged father of Collin P. Leiter, died at his home in Ontario Friday and was buried Sunday.  He was 89 years of age.   [Mansfield News:  26 November 1901, Vol. 17, No. 228]

Leiter, Samuel B. -- The funeral of Samuel B. Leiter, who was killed Saturday afternoon along the Penn. Co.'s tracks, was held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home near Lucas.  It was one of the largest funerals ever held at the village and the outpouring of people to pay their respects to the deceased was a mark of the esteem in which he was held throughout the county.  There was about 50 masons present from this city and Venus Lodge No. 152, of which he was a faithful member, had charge of the funeral services.  The services were conducted by the Rev. G.S. Murphy and the interment was made in the Lucas Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  03 February 1905, Vol. 13, No. 3 as reprinted from the Richland Shield & Banner of Jan. 19th.]

Leiter, Sarah -- Mrs. Sarah Leiter, relict of Abraham Leiter, died at her home on East Third Street at 9 o'clock yesterday morning from the infirmities of old age.  Mrs. Leiter was born in Hagerstown, Md., in 1821, and moved to this city with her parents in 1827.  In 1839 she was married to Abraham Leiter and twelve children were born to them, seven of whom are living.  The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from her late home.  Rev. H.L. Wiles will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 November 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 27]

Leiter, Susan -- Susan Leiter died at her home, one mile north of Lucas, Feb. 5, 1904, aged 77 years. The deceased was the widow of Jacob Leiter, who died Nov. 30, 1897. Mrs. Leiter was the mother of nine children, six of whom survive her, as follows: Mrs. Clara Cool, of Springfield; Mrs. Sophia Pritchard and Mrs. Dora Rist of Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. Jane Leiter Wolfe, of Mansfield; David S., of Lucas and Elmer E. of Toledo. Three are deceased, Mrs. Mary F. Rummell and Natcher R., of Tacoma and a third who died in infancy. Her surviving sisters and brothers are Miss Ann Ross and Mrs. Nancy Burger at or near Lucas, Mrs. E. H. France and James Ross, of Mansfield. Mrs. Leiter was an active member of the church. Burial Sunday, the funeral cortege leaving the house at 9:30, services at the Congregational church under the direction of the Rev. Lathropp and interment in I. O. O. F. cemetery. (Train leaving Mansfield at 6:25 a. m. stops at Lucas.) Submitted by Jean and Faye. [MANSFIELD NEWS: 06 February 1904]

Leitzy, Frederick J.

Lemich, Louis -- 63Y;  d. 2/14/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 1891 at Yugoslavia;  Came to U.S. approx. 1935;  bur. Mansfield Catholic Cem.  [MNJ 2/15/1955]

Lemley, ---- -- John Lemley and wife buried their youngest child last week.  [Ohio Liberal:  31 July 1878]

Lemley, Ann Honora O'Hearn -- 97Y;  d. 3/10/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 5/15/1857 at Lexington;  d/o James & Joanne (Broderick) O'Hearn;  mem. St. Peter's Catholic Church;  wid/o William;  bur. St. Peter's Catholic Cem., Loudonville, OH  [MNJ 3/10/1955]

Lemley, Edward J.

Lemlie, Maria

Lemly, ---- -- Butler.  The 8-months-old infant son of Fred Lemly and wife, of Cleveland, who are visiting in this locality, died Saturday morning.  The funeral occurred on Sunday at Bunker Hill, at 2 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  15 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 59]

Lemly, Edward

Lemmon, Henry W. "Medina" -- Henry W. Lemmon, more familiarly known as "Medina", and fore more than forty years marshal and policeman at Mansfield, died at his home in the above city, Sunday morning.  He was aged 79 years.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  27 February 1915, Vol. 62, No. 15]

Lemly, John -- Independence.  John Lemly, son of Henry Lemly died on Monday evening.  The remains were buried in the Pine Run grave yard on Wednesday.  He leaves a young wife and children, together with many relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  John was a hard working young man and has been removed in the prime of life when he could least be spared.  May he awake in that better land.  --  [Bellville Star:  22 September 1888, Vol. 11, No. 52]

Lemon, Ed G. -- Ed G. Lemon, life-long resident and for many years engaged in the shoe business in Mansfield, died last Friday morning at his home, 20 Sherman avenue.  He was widely known.  Besides his wife, he leaves five children.  He was prominent as a lodge and churchman.  [Richland County Leader: 19 August 1921, Vol. 2, No. 36]

Lemon, Elizabeth -- Saturday.  Mrs. Elizabeth Lemon, aged 85 years and 15 days, died last night from a severe attack of la grippe, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Langstaff, of 98 Cemetery Street.  The funeral will take place Monday at 2 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 31]

Lemon, Ethel L. -- 57Y;  d. 3/22/1955 at home, Mifflin Twp.;  b. 5/12/1897 near Lexington;  mem. First English Lutheran Church;  w/o Vaughn R.  [MNJ 3/23/1955]

Lemon, Harriet -- Mrs. Harriet Lemon, of Mifflin, died at her home at that place Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock, aged 70 years.  Funeral services at the residence, conducted by the Rev. S.P. Kiefer, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Interment at Mifflin cemetery.  Deceased was the mother of W.W. Lemon, of this city;  J.W. and H.F. Lemon, of Ashland, and J.R. Lemon, of Lucas.  [Semi-Weekly News:  17 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 75]

Lemon, John -- John Lemon died at Mifflin, March 19, aged 85 years, 10 months and 11 days.  Funeral today at 10 a.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  21 March 1889]

Lemon, Joseph E. -- bur. 3/27/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  33y, 4m, 27d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875] 

Lemon, Paul E. (Dr.) -- 56Y;  d. 12/10/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  s/o Edward G. & Ida (McCormick) Lemon;  Dentist;  h/o Lucy Ford;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 12/12/1955]

Lemon, Walter S. -- Friday.  The funeral of Walter S. Lemon took place this afternoon from the home of his parents on Perry Street, Rev. D.W. Smith officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 15]

Lemons, Johnnie B. -- Johnnie B. Lemons, 68, of 173 Vennum Ave. died Saturday morning in Mansfield General Hospital after a long illness.  Born Dec. 30, 1921 in Mississippi, Mrs. Lemons lived in Mansfield the past 15 years.  She was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church.  Her brother and sister-in-law, Willie and Bessie Wilkins of Mansfield, survive.  She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and three sisters.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.   Submitted by Ouoxman.  [Mansfield News Journal:  22 July 1990]

LeMunyon, Schuyler Colfax -- Schuyler C. LeMunyon, 80 of 31 Burnese avenue, died at Mansfield General hospital at 11 a. m. yesterday after a lingering illness.  Mr. LeMunyon was superintendent of the city sewer department for three years before retiring in 1941.  He was a retired well driller.  He was born in Mercer county Aug. 23, 1868, and had lived in Mansfield for the past 31 years.  He was the last surviving member of his family.   He is survived by his wife, Jessie; two daughters, Mrs. Ada Pulskamp of Celina and Mrs. Virgil Norris of Mansfield;  four sons, James S., Ted, Ralph, and Harold, all of Mansfield; two step-daughters, Mrs. Wilfred Spreng and Mrs. William Muth, both of Mansfield; eight grand-children and two great-grandchildren.  Rev. O. W. Aughbaugh, associate pastor of the Lutheran church, will conduct funeral services at the Wappner funeral home at 10 a. m. Saturday.  Burial will be in Mendon cemetery, Mercer county.  Submitted by Steve B.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Friday, November 26, 1948 p13, col4]

LeMunyon, Schuyler Colfax -- MENDON, Nov. 27---Graveside services were to be conducted at the Mendon cemetery, at 3:30 p. m. today for Schuyler Colfax LeMunyon, 80, former Mendon resident, who died at General hospital, Mansfield, Thursday, following a short illness.  The Rev. Metzker was to conduct the rites.  [Lima (OH) News:  Saturday, November 27, 1948 p2, col2]

Lenox, Emaline -- Thursday.  Mrs. Emaline Lenox died last night at her home, 99 West Fourth Street, of dropsy.  The funeral will take place tomorrow morning, interment at Fitchville, Huron County.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 October 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 21]

Lenschau, F. -- The Rev. F. Lenschau, formerly pastor of the German Evangelical Church in this city, and well known to many citizens of Mansfield, died Monday at his home in Cleveland.  It was during his pastorate here that the German Evangelical church on West First Street was erected.  Funeral Thursday.  The Rev. F. Buesser, pastor of the German Evangelical, attended it.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 5]

Lentz, Catharine A. -- Thursday.  Mrs. Catharine A. Lentz, aged 70 years, died at her home on South Main Street last night.  The funeral will take place from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Revs. Wiles and Stevenson will officiate.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 11]

Lentzy, Coyt F.

Lentzy, Leona C.

Lentzy, Mary

Leonard, Albert -- Friday.  Albert Leonard, aged 25 years, died at his home on North Main Street at 8 o'clock last evening.  He had been suffering from consumption for the past year and two weeks ago he had an attack of typhoid fever, which caused his death.  The remains will be taken to Chicago Junction for interment.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 May 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 51]

Leonard, Benjamin -- The community was startled on Monday by the announcement of the sudden death of Benjamin Leonard.  He was preparing to move back to Fostoria, and was packing his goods when taken sick.  He had some vomiting but nothing serious was anticipated.  Heart disease was the cause of his death.  His body was shipped to Fostoria for burial.  The tongue of gossip has been busy ever since the peculiar death of his wife last week, and excitement has run high.  It is openly talked that her death was not from natural causes, but that examination gave unmistakable evidence of poison.  No direct charges are made as to who administered the poison, but everybody is interested in the solution.    [Mansfield Democrat:  22 November 1884, Vol. 9, No. 25 as re-printed from the Ashland (OH) Press]

Leonard, Caroline Jackson

Leonard, Charles -- Early last Sunday morning the community was thrown into a high state of excitement by a report that a dead body had been found in Sherman's woods west of town.  The Marshal, Coroner and a large number of citizens were soon on the spot.  The body was recognized as that of Charles Leonard, a young man who had been engaged for a few weeks in M.V.B. Finfrock's drug store, and formerly at Bigelow & Irvin's.  He had mysteriously disappeared on Friday evening of the 9th. inst.  On that evening he asked permission to leave the store to call on his brother at Mr. Taylor's, on West Third street, who was about to leave.  He left the store about half past eight.  He did not, however, call on hi brother that evening but was seen on Third street about nine o'clock, which was the last seen of him.  When found he was lying under a tree in the edge of Sherman's woods with his head against the trunk of the tree.  It was evident he had been dead some days.  In his pickets were found the store keys and a little change.  His death is still shrouded in a profound mystery.  The prevailing theory is that he went from the store out Third and Market streets to the place where he was found, and deliberately took some deadly poison from the effects of which he died.  This theory is quite unreasonable as no trace has been found of him having had any such intention;  no evidence of poison has yet been found;  no motive or cause that should have led to the rash act.  There are some surmises of foul treatment, but no evidence has yet been elicited upon which to ground such suspicions.  At the present writing the Coroner is making thorough investigation of the various rumors afloat.  Mr. Leonard was a young man of steady habits and good character.  His health was poor and he was of a despondent disposition, which may possibly account for his mysterious death.    The funeral was attended from the residence of Mr. Taylor, on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  [Morning Call:  24 September 1881, Vol. 6, No. 11]

Leonard, Charles A.  **see Neighborhood News page with the article regarding Mr. Leonard's death.  (click here)

Leonard, Jerome -- Jerome Leonard, for a number of years a hardware merchant in our city, residing on Mulberry Street, died at his late residence last Friday, Jan. 18th., 1878.  Mr. Leonard has been afflicted with disease of the heart for a number of years, and hence was not so healthful as he appeared.  A little unusual exercise or excitement was sufficient at any time to bring on a dangerous disturbance of the heart.  During the recent fire at the Congregational Church, Mr. Leonard undertook to give some assistance, which in a few minutes brought on a very severe attack, which confined him to his house for a couple of days.  On the following Wednesday he returned to his store, when he had a return of the disease that evening, and had to be taken home.  From this time he remained at home, having developed a fever which confined him to bed, from which he was recovering, when another attack of his old disease instantly terminated his life.  On Monday morning his remains were taken to Berkshire, New York, his former home, for interment.  He leaves a wife and two children.  In the death of Mr. Leonard the Presbyterian Church has lost a devoted member, and the community one of her most exemplary and esteemed citizens.  [Ohio Liberal:  23 January 1878] 

Leonard, Ortensa -- Shelby Woman Dies Saturday at Hospital after Extended Illness. - SHELBY.  Oct. 1 - Mrs. Ortensa Leonard, 17 Park avenue, died Saturday at 4:20 p. m. at Shelby Memorial hospital after an extended illness.  She has been a resident of this city for several years, moving here from Fredericktown.    She is survived by two daughters and two sons.  The body was removed to the Dick and Dye funeral home on West Main street and will be taken to the family home on Sunday afternoon.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News; Mansfield, Ohio:  Sunday, October 2, 1918]

Leonard, Sarah -- d. ??/??/1869 at Cass Twp.;  82y;  b. Ireland;  white;  cause:  infirmity;  res. Cass Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leonard, Sarah Norris Ilger -- Mrs. Sarah (Ilger) Leonard died at home on Walnut street last Wednesday evening, after a severe illness of but a short duration.  Mrs. Leonard's maiden name was Norris, and she was brought up at Orange.  She was the mother of the Misses Ilger, who are in the millinery business in town, and of Irvin Ilger, who is in business in Minneapolis.  Last June she was married to Benjamin Leonard, of Fostoria.  She was buried on Saturday and her remains were followed to the grave by a large number of relatives and sympathizing friends.  [Mansfield Democrat:  22 November 1884, Vol. 9, No. 25]

Leonhardt, John -- bur. 3/1879 at Mansfield Cem., dropsy;  74y, 7m, 13d  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Lepper, Margaret O'Mara -- The following from the Pittsburg Post in reference to the death of Mrs. Lepper, formerly of this city:  Margaret O'Mara Lepper, 25 years old, wife of Oscar Lepper, of Aspinwall and third daughter of Roger O'Mara, former superintendent of police, died Tuesday afternoon at Allegheny Hospital as the result of a operation for appendicitis.  Mrs. Lepper had been married only seven months and had spent part of her married life in her husband's old home at Mansfield, O.  The funeral will take place Friday morning from the home of Mr. O'Mara.  Shady avenue and Northumberland Street, Squirrel Hill.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  24 October 1907, p. 3]

Leppo, Bert

Leppo, Catherine -- Shelby.  Mrs. Catherine Leppo, of near Ontario, was buried in this city last Sunday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  29 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 102]

Leppo, Eliza Jane Pollock

Leppo, Herbert -- Herbert Leppo, aged 14 years, eldest son of Mrs. Helen Leppo, died at the family residence, No. 334 South Main Street, at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning.  The deceased was afflicted with diphtheria and had been sick about two weeks.  The funeral took place from the residence Tuesday afternoon.   [Semi-Weekly News:  25 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 78]

Leppo, James -- Died, Departed this life March 6th., 1865, Mr. James Leppo, aged 47 years, 4 months and 30 days.  The deceased was an affectionate husband, a kind father, and an exemplary Christian;  leaves a wife and children, and a large connection of relatives to mourn his loss.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 March 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 42]

Leppo, John -- d. 4/19/1869 at Springfield Twp.;  no age given;  b. Pennsylvania;  white;  no cause given;  no residence given  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leppo, John -- John Leppo died at his home in Jackson township, Thursday morning, at the age of 81.  [Mansfield Herald:  11 September 1890, Vol. 40, No. 43]

Leppo, John -- John Leppo, aged 81 years, died at his home in Jackson Township, at 11 o'clock Thursday morning.  --  [Worthington Enterprise:  11 September 1890, Vol. II, No. 41]

Leppo, John -- Thursday.  John Leppo, aged 81 years, died at his home in Jackson Township, at 11 o'clock this morning.  The funeral will take place Sunday forenoon at 10:30.  The deceased was one of the most worthy and respected residents of Richland County and many friends will learn with sadness of his sudden death.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 September 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 16]

Leppo, John -- John Leppo was born in Frederick County, Maryland, March 21, 1810, and died at the residence of his son-in-law, Reuben Hess, in Jackson Township, September 3d., 1890, aged 80 years, 5 months and 12 days.  His boyhood days were spent in teaming from Hagerstown to Baltimore;  at an early age he learned the trade of shoemaker and after working several years he in 1832 started for Ohio to resume his trade, first stopping at Sandusky city, after several weeks the cholera broke out and he immediately left for Mansfield, where he remained about 6 weeks.  He then returned to his native land.  On Oct. 9th., 1833, he married Mary Ann Heller.  Unto this union were born 9 children, 14 grand-children and 3 great grandchildren.  Six of his children, together with his wife, who died in 1885, have preceded him to the spirit land.  The same year of his marriage, putting their household effects into a one-horse carry all, they started for Ohio to lookup a location for a shoe store.  After a year's residence in Mt. Vernon, Knox County, he came to Mansfield, where he resided for a short time.  In the spring of 1835 he moved on his father's farm, living there 7 years.  He then bought the farm on which he died.  It then being forest land he built thereon a log hut and commenced clearing for farm purposes.  Being a man of strong will and physical power he soon hewed out for himself and family a good home.  When Jackson Township was organized in 1847, he was one of the three first trustees elected, which office he held for many years.  After living here 29 years he bought and moved to Springfield Township, where he remained 23 years.  During this time he was one of the organizers of the old Dickson bank which was transferred into the present Citizens National Bank.  He was in Mansfield long before any railroad reached there, and when the southern extension of the Mansfield & Sandusky road was built he assisted in grading the same and many times traveled on horse-back over the road before the rails were laid.  The funeral services took place at 11 o'clock from the Spring Mill church, which was over-crowded with relatives and friends, many being from Mansfield, to hear Rev. Baker deliver a splendid sermon, taking his text from James 4:14.  Interment took place in the family lot in the Spring Mill Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 September 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 17]

Leppo, John Sr. -- Died of Paralysis, at Spring Mills, Richland County, Ohio, JOHN LEPPO, Sen., aged 88 years.  The deceased was born in Frederick County, Maryland, came to Ohio in the year 1833.  He was one of the successful pioneers of this county, and lived to a good old age, surrounded by children and grandchildren to comfort him in his declining years.  In early life he became a member of the Reformed Church, in the faith of which he consistently lived and trust triumphantly departed to the church in glory.  --  [Shelby Independent News:  29 April 1869, Vol. 1, No. 25]

Leppo, Margaret W. Barr -- Mrs. Margaret W. Leppo was a daughter of the late Judge Barr and was born in Mansfield in 1828.  She was married to Mr. William Leppo in 1854.  It is generally known that the subject of this notice has been afflicted for a long time and has been confined to her home, near Spring Mills, for the last four years.  She was released from her sufferings by death on the 21st. inst., at the age of 61 years, 6 months and 8 days.  Mrs. Leppo was highly esteemed and loved by all who knew her, on account of her beautiful life and excellent traits of character.  She always had a kind and cheerful greeting for all who came to see her.  All through her protracted suffering she was patient and submissive to a degree beyond any one we have ever known.  Possessing an extensive general knowledge and steadily maintaining a familiar acquaintance with the events of the time, she was always interesting in conversation and made the visits of all pleasant.  Her inquiries after others and the pleasure which she always had from a knowledge of her welfare was such a beautiful and prominent trait in her character as to merit commendation from all.  She was an excellent Christian and a member of St. Luke's church of this city.  Her death was as peaceful as if she were going to sleep.  A husband, two sons and two daughters mourn her departure.  The two daughters are married and are Mrs. J.F. Davidson and Mrs. Hattie Ferguson, both of Klingman, Kansas.  Mrs. Davidson was unable to make the long journey home on account of recent illness, but all the other members of the family were present at her death and funeral.  An aged mother, brothers and sisters mourn with the immediate family.  They have the sincere sympathy of a very large circle of acquaintances.  The funeral was largely attended on Tuesday.  The floral offerings were beautiful in design and arrangement, and the touching hymns so effectively sung by the choir harmonized with the solemnities of the occasion.  The pastor of the deceased, Rev. D.W. Smith, preached the sermon from Rev: 14-13, in Spring Mills Church, after which the remains were interred in the beautiful cemetery adjoining the church.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 December 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 32]

Leppo, Mrs. E.J. -- Washington.  Mrs. E.J. Leppo died on Wednesday, the 10th., at her late residence, northeast of the village, with la grippe.  She was between 70 and 80 years of age.  The funeral services will be held at the Caesarea church, leaving the home at 10 o'clock a.m.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 June 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 4]

Leppo, Mrs. E.J. -- Wednesday.  Mrs. E.J. Leppo, of Washington Township, died this morning at 4:30 o'clock.  Mrs. Leppo was one of the pioneer settlers of this county, having moved from Maryland at an early age, living on the farm upon which she died for nearly 50 years.  the deceased was nearly 74 years of age.  The funeral will take place from the residence of her son-in-law, L.K. Pearce, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock.  Services will be conducted at the Caesarea Church, of which she was a member, and the remains will be buried at the cemetery adjoining the church.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 June 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 4]

Leppo, Samuel -- DIED -- Near Spring Mill, Ohio, October 15th., 1871, Mr. SAMUEL LEPPO, aged 64 years.  The deceased was born in Frederic Co., Maryland, and in early life took up his residence in this county.  The last year of his life was full of suffering, ending in the solemnity of a calm repose in death.  On Sabbath the 16th. ult., his remains were laid by the side of his kindred in the Springmill Churchyard.  Appropriate funeral services were held, attended by many relatives and friends.  – [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS:  19 October 1871, Vol. 3, No. 51]

Leppo, Samuel -- d. 10/13/1871 at Springfield Twp.;  64y, 4m, 8d;  widowed;  b. Ohio;  res. Springfield Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Leppo, Thomas -- Woodville.  With great sorrow we record the death of our old friend and neighbor, Thomas Leppo, who died Monday night at 10 o'clock after an illness of two weeks, of abscess on the brain.  His sufferings were so intense that his departure seemed a relief.  Mr. Leppo leaves a wife and four quite young children, and one sister, Mrs. Reuben Hess, and a brother, James Leppo, of Shelby.  The funeral, which was held on Wednesday at 2 p.m., from his late residence on South Main Street, was very largely attended, Dr. D.W. Smith officiating.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.  He was a kind, loving husband, father, neighbor and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him and highly esteemed him.  Sweetly may be rest.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 July 1892]

Leppo, Thomas -- Tuesday.  Thomas Leppo, aged 43, died at his residence on South Main Street, at 9:45 last night.  The deceased had been suffering intensely for some time with brain fever, an abscess on the brain causing death.  Mr. Leppo leaves a wife and four children to mourn their loss.  The funeral announcement will be made later.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 July 1892]

Leppo, Thomas -- Drs. Craig, Irvin, Race, Reed, Finley, Harding and McMillen, held a post mortem this afternoon on the remains of Thomas Leppo, of South Main Street, who died Monday evening of brain fever.  Charles Race, son of the doctor, skillfully plied the knife under the direction of the physicians.  An abscess 2½ inches in diameter was found directly over the right ear, extending into the brain substance 1 inch and containing 2 ounces of pus.  The opening extended from the "middle ear" to the cavity of the abscess.  The finding in the post mortem fully sustains the diagnosis of the physician.  The funeral was held from the residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. D.W. Smith, officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 July 1892]

Lerro, Alfonso -- 71Y;  d. 4/23/1955 at Cleveland, Oh.;  bur. Calvary Cem., Cleveland  [MNJ 4/25/1955]

Lersch, ---- -- DIED, Sept. 12, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Lersch, of East Fourth Street, aged one week.  Funeral Sept. 14 at 2 p.m.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  15 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 42]

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Lersch, ---- -- Mansfield, June 30.  The funeral of the infant son of C. Lersch, Jr., took place from his late residence, corner of Bloom and Main, at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  30 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 99]  *An additional notice of this child's death can be found in the 05 July 1890 edition of the Richland Shield & Banner.

Lersch, ---- -- The infant child of Henry Lersch and wife, of 45 Cedar Street, died Saturday.  Funeral services Sunday at the home of 2 o'clock p.m. conducted by the Rev. Ferdinand Buesser.  [Semi-Weekly News: 27 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 60]

Lersch, Annabelle Browning -- 36Y;  d. 11/4/1955 at People's Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 4/1/1919 near Portsmouth, OH;  w/o Harold H.;  bur. Mansfield Mem. Park  [MNJ 11/5/1955]

Lersch, Christian -- Christian Lersch, a well known citizen of Mansfield for many years, died this morning about 10:15 at his home on Maude Avenue.  He has been in ill health for the past six years with a complication of diseases.  Last Friday he sustained a slight stroke of paralysis which hastened the end.  Mr. Lersch was born in Germany and was aged 72 years and 9 months.  He came to this country when he was 21 years of age and settled in Mansfield, which has been his home ever since.  Mrs. Lersch died last October.  Mr. Lersch was formerly in the grocery business here and was also in the shoe business.  He leaves a family of four sons and four daughters as follows:  E.P. Lersch, Jacob Lersch and Arthur Lersch, of Ashland, and Henry Lersch, of this city;  Mrs. Mary Funk of Pine Castle, Fla.;  Mrs. Amelia Etz, Misses Emma and Rose Lersch, of this city.  Mr. Lersch was a member of the Mansfield lodge F. and A.M., being one of the oldest Masons in the city.  Funeral services under the auspices of the Mansfield lodge, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  [Mansfield News:  24 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 97]

Lersch, Christian Jr. -- Sunday morning about 9:00, Councilman Christian Lersch, Jr., was taken ill from cholera morbus;  but every medical assistance proved of no avail and he died Monday morning.  Deceased was but a little over 27 years old.  He leaves a wife and child.  Mr. Lersch had served one term as a member of council and had begun his second.  He was an unflinching Democrat in politics, but was as uncompromising for what he deemed was right as he was in his political opinions.    The sister of the deceased fainted in the evening and caused no little excitement.  Medical aid was summoned, but she soon recovered.  A postmortem examination of the remains of Christian Lersch, jr., revealed no organic disease.  His stomach however, showed the usual evidence of a severe case of cholera morbus.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  12 June 1890, Vol. 40, No. 30]

Lersch, Christian Jr. -- Christian Lersch, Jr., member of the city council from the third ward, died at 3 o'clock this morning after an illness of less than 12 hours, from a malignant attack of cholera morbus.  He resided in the second story of the Lersch block, corner of Bloom and Main.  He leaves a wife and one young child.  He was not feeling well at any time during the day, but at 3 o'clock he became so sick that he had to take his bed, and about 9 o'clock his case became very serious and at 2 o'clock this morning his relatives were summoned and arrived just in time.  The deceased was born in Henry County, April 3, 1863, and was, therefore, only a little over 27 years of age.  Two years ago last April he was elected to the city council and last April he was reelected.  Funeral Wednesday, June 11, 2 p.m. from late residence.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  09 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 81]

Lersch, Christian Jr. -- Mansfield, June 10.  A post mortem examination was held on the remains of Christian Lersch this morning, conducted by Dr. W.H. Loughridge, who was assisted by Dr. Mitchell.  The stomach was found in the usual condition following a severe attack of cholera morbus.  There was an abundance of adipose tissue but no evidence of any organic disease.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  10 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 82]

Lersch, Christian Jr. -- This morning brought the painful and unexpected news that Councilman Christian Lersch Jr., brother of Treasurer-elect Henry Lersch, died at his home on North Main Street early this morning.  Mr. Lersch was apparently in good health until 9 o'clock Sunday morning, when he was attacked with a savage form of that dread disease, cholera morbus.  Drs. Loughridge and Mitchell were summoned, but he grew rapidly worse and in spite of all that could be done he expired at 3 a.m.  The deceased was 28 years of age on April 3rd. last and is one of a family of five brothers.  He was married May 6th., 1885, to Miss Maggie Church, of this city.  The deceased had served one term of two-years as councilman from the Second Ward, and had just entered upon his second term, for which he was elected last April.  In the capacity of councilman he served his constituency well.  He was earnest, honest and painstaking in his official undertakings.  He was a Democrat of the staunchest kind and served his party well.  Upon election days, whether a candidate himself or not, he could always be found laboring toward the end that victory might be with his party.  He will be sadly missed not only in politics in that ward, but also from among the business community in which he was an active, energetic figure, assisting materially in building up one of the most substantial business houses in the city.  Christian Lersch, father of the deceased, formerly owned the grocery at the corner of Main and Bloom Streets, but three years ago he turned the business over to the three sons, Christian, Henry and Jacob, who have since done business under the firm name of Lersch Bro's.  The deceased leaves a wife and one child.  The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great affliction.  Mr. Lersch was an active member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge and that order will have charge of the funeral.  Rev. Buesser, formerly pastor of the German Evangelical Church here, but who is now at Tiffin and an English minister will officiate at the funeral, the time for which is not yet decided.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 June 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 4]

Lersch, Henry -- Henry Lersch, formerly treasurer of Richland County, died today at the state hospital for the insane at Toledo, a telegram announcing that fact having been received by relatives here about noon.  Mrs. Lersch received a telegram Friday evening announcing that Mr. Lersch was not expected to live and she went to Toledo at midnight.  Mr. Lersch has been in ill health for the past few years.  His mind gave way and he was committed to the state hospital but became better and was permitted to return home, remaining here for some time.  The improvement in his condition was not permanent thought he remained here for some time and a few weeks ago he was taken back to Toledo.  Mr. Lersch was a son of the late Christian Lersch.  He was formerly in the grocery business in this city and was elected county treasurer in the fall of 1889 and served two terms.  He was nearly 43 years of age and leaves a wife, formerly Miss Lena Long, together with one son, Roy, aged 16, and two daughters, Essie, aged 14 and Nettie, aged 12.  He has three brothers, E.P. Lersch, Jacob and Arthur Lersch, of Ashland, and four sisters, Mrs. W.H. Funk, of Pine Castle, Fla.;  Mrs. William Etz, Misses Emma and Rose Lersch, of this city.  Mr. Lersch was a member of Madison Lodge, No. 26, Knights of Pythias.  The remains will arrive here from Toledo this evening at 8:10 o'clock and will be taken to his late home, 20 Prospect Street.  Funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed.  [Mansfield News: 31 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 155]

Lersch, Henry -- Funeral of Henry Lersch.  The remains of Henry Lersch, formerly treasurer of Richland county, were brought here Saturday evening at 8 o'clock from Toledo for burial.  The remains were taken to he late home of the deceased, 20 Prescott street, where the funeral services, conducted by the Rev. William Dresel, pastor of the St. John's German Evangelical Church were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The members of Madison Lodge No. 26  Knights of Pythias, of which Mr. Lersch was a member, turned out in a body for the funeral and at the cemetery gave the ritualistic service at the grave, each Knight dropping a sprig of myrtle in the grave.  The pall-bearers were Henry Zellner, Edward and Albert Berno, Harry Ingham, George McCoanor and C.E. Scott.  A large number of relatives of the deceased were here for the funeral.  Among them were Mr. & Mrs. E.P. Lersch and family, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Lersch, Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Lersch of Ashlad, Julius Kasser of Sandusky, Bert Lersch, Mrs. Riester, Mrs. Kate Hostetter, Mr. & Mrs. Christ Eichhorn, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Eichhorn of Galion, Mrs. Lena Voegele, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Miller of Crestline, Mr. & Mrs. Leopold Long of Leesville, Mrs. Joseph Long of Marion.  --  [Mansfield News:  03 September 1901, Vol. 17, No. 156]

Lersch, Lillian J. -- 66Y;  d. 1/26/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 9/16/1887 at Cincinnati, OH;  Mansfield resident 1909-1954;  mem. St. John's Evangelical & Reformed Church, Mansfield;  wid/o Roy G.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.   [MNJ 1/27/1954]

Lersch, Mrs. John -- Monday.  Mrs. John Lersch, aged about 40 years, died at her home in Galion yesterday morning.  The deceased leaves a husband and several children.  Mrs. Lersch was a daughter of the late John Long, who resided near the fairgrounds.  The funeral services will be held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon.  A number of relatives from this city will be in attendance.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 May 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 2]

Lersch, Rose -- d. 6/26/1965 at Paramore Nurs. Home;  b. Mansfield;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 6/28/1965]

Lesch, Charles -- d. 10/1885, railroad accident;  29y;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Lesch, Lillian J. -- MANSFIELD -- Lillian J. Lesch, 84, of Weller Ave., died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Winchester Terrace.  Lillian was born in Mansfield March 12, 1922, to Herman and Mayme Lindegger Wentz. She graduated from St. Peter's High School and worked as a secretary while her children were growing up.  Lillian was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Ka-Cets, Catholic Women's Club and enjoyed doing volunteer work for the church.  She was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and enjoyed golf.  Lillian is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Susan of Dayton, Thomas and Sandi of Mansfield, Richard and Laurie of Denver; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Larry Fetters of Reynoldsburg; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Lesch of Columbus, Brian (Mary Jo) Lesch of Lexington, Jennifer (Mike) Camburn of Jackson, Mich., Laurie (Tom) Chilicki of West Chester, Jeremy (Jessie) Lesch of Denver, Joseph Lesch of Denver, Jeffrey (Sabrina) Lesch of Baltimore, Kristin (Tony) Skundberg of Minneapolis, Minn., Diana (Ed) Cunningham of Sharonville, Ohio, and David Lesch of Toledo; and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Joseph Lesch.  Friends may call at Herlihy-Tinsman Funeral Home, 173 Park Ave. West, Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. where vigil prayer services will be at 4:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation or American Cancer Society.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  27 April 2006]

Lesch, Joseph P. -- Mansfield - Joseph P. Lesch, 74, of 257 Harvard Ave. died Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 1995, after a long illness. He was born in Toledo on Feb. 22, 1921, to Peter E. and Amanda Schoen Lesch and came to Mansfield when he was 4. Mr. Lesch was a veteran of World War II serving as a B-17 bomber pilot for the Army Air Corps. He was the resident vice president and manager of Interstate Insurance, for 20 years. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Third Degree Knights of Columbus #687, the Diocesan Catholic Committee for Scouting and active for 40 years with the Johnny Appleseed Council of Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lillian Wentz Lesch; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Susan Lesch of Dayton, Thomas and Sandi Lesch of Mansfield; and Richard and Laurie Lesch of Denver, Colo.; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Larry Fetters of Reynoldsburg; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Jeannie Widman of Ft. Myers, Fla. He was preceded in death by four sisters. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home, where vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery with members of the Joint Veteran's graveside services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or the Monsignor Dunn Foundation. Submitted by Gary. [Mansfield News Journal, Richland County, Ohio, dtg August 27, 1995]

Lett, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Lett, aged 76 years, died at the county infirmary Saturday.  Mrs. Lett has been confined to her bed for the past four or five years.  [Semi-Weekly News:  20 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 32]

Leuthner, G.W. - G.W. LEUTHNER PASSES AWAY - George W. Leuthner, township trustee, died Monday morning at 4:30 at his home 132 East First street of a complication of diseases at the age of 57 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Fred, Ben and Dean, daughter Helen, one brother, Jacob and five sisters, Minnie, Anna, Mary, Lydia Leuthner and Mrs. Samuel Engwiler of this city. The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home conducted by Rev. G.A. Kienle. Mr. Leuthner was one of the best known residents of the county, having been twice elected to the office of township trustee on the Democratic ticket. Before his election to this office, Mr. Leuthner and his brother conducted the old Leuthner farm east of the city. After he gave up farming, Mr. Leuthner moved to Mansfield where he had lived since. He formerly had the garbage collection contract for the city. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and Owls. Submitted by Suzie. [Mansfield Daily Shield: 5 July 1900, p. 2]

Leuthner, Mrs. Joseph -- Mrs. Leuthner, widow of Joseph Leuthner, and sister of John Leuthner and Christ. Huffman, was killed on July 5th. by a very sad accident.  It seems that the unfortunate lady was driving her cows home across the track of the P., Ft.W. & C. R.R. and she was unfortunately struck by a freight going West, and survived but a few moments.  Her daughter caught her and took her from the ditch and she died in her arms.  Her melancholy death has cast a gloom over the whole community.  [Ohio Liberal:  09 July 1884, Vol. 12, No. 13]

Leuthner, Mrs. Joseph -- Mansfield, July 6 -- A railroad accident with fatal effects occurred about two miles east of the city, on the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad last evening.  The victim, Mrs. Joseph Leuthner, a widow, whose farm lies along the line of railroad, seeing one of her cows on the track and a freight train approaching from the east, ran on the track to drive the animal off, when she was struck by the locomotive and almost instantly killed.  Her age was fifty-three years.  --  [Bellville Star:  10 July 1884, Vol. 7, No. 41]

Levering, Ida -- Lexington.  Miss Ida Levering, a maiden lady living alone on Short Street, was found dead in her bed on last Friday evening by one of her neighbors.  The doctors say death was caused by heart disease.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 March 1890, Vol. 41]

Levering, Mary (Bell) -- Mrs. Mary Bell Levering was the daughter of Robert Bell, Jr. and Elizabeth Lash, and was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, June 17th., 1813, and was therefore in her 71st. year when she died.  Her father moved with his family to the vicinity of Bellville in 1815, where he lived up to the time of his death.  She was married to Morgan Levering in 1836, and resided in North Woodbury forty-two years, until 1879, when she removed to Mt. Gilead, at which place she died.  She was the mother of Hon. Allen Levering, now a member of the State Senate.  The husband died in 1860.  Her grandfather owned the farm on which Bellville now stands, laying out the town and naming it for himself.  --  [Bellville Star:  01 May 1884, Vol. 7, No. 31 as reprinted from the Mt. Gilead (Oh.) Register]

Levi, Ida -- d. 2/3/1873 at Mansfield;  31y;  married;  b. Germany;  white;  cause - heart disease;  res. Mansfield - 3rd. Ward  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Lewis, ---- -- Shelby.  The 4-months-old child of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Lewis died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday of cholera infantum.  The funeral was held from the residence on Blackfork Street, Wednesday, at 11 a.m.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  26 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 71]

Lewis, Blanche -- Mrs. Blanche Lewis, wife of Byron Lewis, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Findlay after an illness of ten days with peritonitis. She was about 26 years of age  and was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. G. M. Case, of Park avenue east.  She is survived by her husband and one son, Paul.  The body will be brought to this city Monday evening for burial.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News:  Monday, May 27, 1907]

Lewis, Blanche -- Mrs. Blanche Lewis, wife of Byron Lewis, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Findlay after an illness of ten days with peritonitis.  She was about 26 years of age and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Case, of Park avenue east.  She is survived by her husband and one son, Paul.  The body will be brought to this city Monday evening for burial.  [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) Monday, May 27, 1907 p3, col4]

Lewis, Blanche -- The funeral of Mrs. Blanche Lewis, who died in Findlay Sunday, will be conducted from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Case, on Park avenue east Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. S. L. Stewart.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Tuesday, May 28, 1907 p2, col4]

Lewis, Byron C. -- Byron C. Lewis, 83, of 232 Silver St., Marion, a Richland County native, died in the Marion General Hospital Monday following a brief illness.  Born in Madison Twp., Richland County, Aug. 30, 1876 he had lived in California most of his life, returning to Marion to make his home with his sister, Mrs. Maud Whiteman, last May.  He had served as manager of Walkover Shoe Stores in several California localities.  He was a member of the Temple City Christian Church and the Temple City Kiwanis Club.  Besides his sister, Mrs. Whiteman, he is survived by another sister, Mrs. Nell McKinney of Ontario and two brothers, Walter Lewis of Marion and Roy Lewis of Clearwater, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews, including Robert Boyd, News-Journal rural circulation manager.  Funeral services will be conducted at the J. H. Finefrock & Sons Funeral Home Wednesday at 11 a. m. by the Rev. Paul Giffen, Pastor of the Ontario Community Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Tuesday, October 27, 1959 p9, col7]

Lewis, Catherine -- d. 4/1/1871 at Mifflin, Ohio, consumption; 30y, 5m, 16d;  b. Ohio;  res. Mifflin Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Lewis, Charles -- d. 2/29/1872 at Mifflin Twp.;  32y, 6m, 15d;  b. Ohio;  single;  farmer;  white;  cause = consumption;  res.  Mifflin Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Lewis, Chester -- Chester Lewis, a young man about 18 years of age, employed as a section hand on the Pennsylvania lines, near Lucas, Friday was struck and instantly killed by Pennsylvania passenger train No. 416, due in this city at 3:40 p.m.  Young Lewis was working between the eastbound and westbound tracks at Leiter's cut, north of Lucas.  The work train was on the westbound track and a curve a short distance away gave him no notice of the approaching train.  He looked up too late, the pilot of the engine catching his head and knocking him dead in his tracks, his head being mashed to a pulp.  The body was picked up and taken to the Marks' undertaking rooms and prepared for burial.  The remains were taken to the home of the young man's father, Charles Lewis, three miles northeast of Lucas today, at which place the funeral services will be held Sunday.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  09 September 1904, Vol. 12, No. 35 as reprinted from the Mansfield News]

Lewis, Edith (Brown) -- Died, Saturday morning, May 22nd., 1886, Edith (Brown) Lewis, wife of Dr. J.B. Lewis, in the thirty-first year of her age.  <poem omitted>  In the death of Edith (Brown) Lewis heaven has gained a bright spirit and earth has lost a sweet and earnest nature.  <text omitted>  Edith (Brown) Lewis was born in Bellville June 17th., 1855, and for many years was the only daughter in the household.  From early childhood she was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Sunday school, and in 1875 united with that church.  She loved the services of the church and was faithful to every duty as long as her strength permitted.  The choir will ever remember her as the one who for nine years presided at the organ, always ready and always cheerful.  <text omitted> She was united in marriage to Dr. J.B. Lewis, who with his little son mourns the death of the now sainted wife and mother, whose life was a blessing and whose death was a benediction.  <text omitted>  The funeral services were held at the family residence Sabbath afternoon at two o'clock, and were very largely attended.  It seemed as if the entire village had gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to one whose beautiful character and patient suffering had won all hearts.  The members of the Grand Army post, the members of the Masonic Order, and of the Odd Fellows as well as many workmen from B.C. Brown & Co's. factory attended in a body.  The religious services were brief.  The choir sang tenderly the son "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" at the special request of the departed one, and the pastor preached from the words, "Wherever the Gospel shall be preached, there shall also this, that this woman hath done be told for a memorial for her".  At the conclusion of the services all that was mortal of the loved wife and mother was laid to rest in Bellville's beautiful and hallowed cemetery, there to await the Angel of the resurrection.  -- Ella A. Stubbs.  --  [Bellville Star:  27 May 1886, Vol. 9, No. 35]

Lewis, G.W. -- Lexington.  G.W. Lewis, brother of Mrs. G.M. Sowers, who has been at Columbus for the past several years, died at that place June 3rd., and was brought to this place for interment.  Funeral services conducted by Rev. Coulter, took place from G.M. Sowers residence Friday morning, June 6th.  The deceased was about 41 years of age.  --  [Bellville Star: 11 June 1885, Vol. 8, No. 37]

Lewis, Grace -- S H E L B Y---Mrs. Grace Lewis, wife of R. I. Lewis, former superintendent of Shelby schools, died Monday at the home here after an illness of a week.  A resident of Shelby 21 years, Mrs. Lewis is survived by a son, Gerald; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Aeberli of Cleveland, Mrs. Vernon Parsons of Dayton and Mrs. Harold Umbarger of Mansfield, and two brothers, Harry Au of Willard and Homer Au of Washington, D. C.  Services will be held at the Dick and Dye funeral home at 3 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. D. B. Young of the First Lutheran church officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakland cemetery.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Tuesday, November 15, 1938 p16, col4]

Lewis, Harriet -- Mrs. Harriet Lewis, 91, mother of Mrs. K. D. Whiteman of 630 Uncapher Avenue, died at 7 a. m. today at the City hospital. Born Aug. 2, 1850 at Mansfield, she had made her home in that city until four years ago when she came to Marion to live with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Whiteman. She was the widow of John D. Lewis, who died four years ago. The following children survive: Mrs. Whiteman with whom she made her home; R. I. Lewis of Shelby; W. H. Lewis of Mansfield; Harry C., of Lucas; Byron C., Temple City, Calif.; Mrs. J. L. McKinney of Crestline, and Walter S. Lewis who lives at the Whiteman home. Mrs. Lewis was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran church at Mansfield. The body is at the Finefrock funeral home in Mansfield. Submitted by Stephen. [The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio). Tuesday, March 17, 1942, p7, col 8]

Lewis, Harry A. -- MANSFIELD----Harry A. Lewis, 53, of 912 Cecilwood Road died early Tuesday morning at Mansfield General Hospital after an extended illness.   He was born Jan. 2, 1939, in Mansfield and had lived here all of his life. Mr.. Lewis retired from General Motors after 19 years of service and was a member of the Cook Road Baptist Church.   Surviving are his wife, Sandra Heuss Lewis; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald and Lori Lewis and Rick and Christie Lewis, all of Mansfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Jim Smith of Mansfield; two granddaughters, Tabitha and Amanda Lewis, a grandson Jimmy Smith; his father and stepmother Hal & Beverly Lewis of Mansfield; his stepfather, Keith Ross, also of Mansfield; his wife's parents, Glenn and Mary Heuss of Mansfield; a sister Linda Hardacre of Tulsa Oklahoma; and a brother, Roger Lewis of Johnsville.   He was preceded in death by his son, Randall Lewis, his mother, Helen Ross; and a sister, Shirley Kanz.   Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. by the clergy of the Cook Road Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mansfield memorial Park.  Submitted by Donna.  [unknown newspaper;  date of death 29 September 1992]

Lewis, Harry C. -- Accidentally touching a crowbar to a power line which had dropped near the ground, Harry C. Lewis, 70, Lucas carpenter, was electrocuted Wednesday afternoon about one mile north of Lucas.  Merle Warner, Lucas filling station operator and first aid student, administered artificial respiration for 30 minutes in an unsuccessful attempt to revive the elderly man.  Lewis, resident of Lucas for many years, had been employed by the village to help replace a utility pole which was broken off by a tractor Monday night.  He was working with Nat Good, village maintenance man.  Hearing Lewis fall, Good looked around to see the crowbar fused to the power line which carries 3,300 volts.  Lewis was slumped on the ground.  Warner worked over the victim until a physician arrived from Lexington.  Coroner L. B. McCullough said death came instantly.  The accident occurred shortly before 2 p. m.  Deputy Sheriff John Whitcomb said Lewis was removing the crossarm from the broken light pole in preparation for transferring the lines to a new pole that was being set.  When the old pole was broken, the wires looped to within four feet of the ground, and Lewis apparently forgot the wires were so close to him when he touched the line with the metal crowbar.  Lewis was born near Mansfield on Feb. 2, 1872, the son of John B. and Harriett Bell Lewis, both of whom died recently in Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Friday at the Byerly funeral home in Lucas.  Rev. O. S. Goerner, pastor of the Lutheran church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery west of Lucas.  Surviving are four brothers, Byron C., of Glendale, Calif., Walter of Marion; Roy of Shelby, and Willis of Mansfield; and two sisters, Mrs. James McKinney of Crestline, and Mrs. Kenneth Whitman of Marion.  Also surviving are a step-son, Harold Mitchell, of Mansfield, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Maud Hebel of Lucas.  His wife, Mary E. Lewis, died April 11, 1937.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Thursday, April 30, 1942 p1, col5]

Lewis, J.F.

Lewis, Lillian Rouse - Tuesday.  Mrs. Lillian Rouse Lewis, wife of Milton R. Lewis, the well known representative of Bissman & Co. and also brother of Pinkney Lewis, of this city, died at the home of her husband in Bucyrus last Sunday.  The funeral takes place Wednesday.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 February 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 38]

Lewis, Martha  -- DIED, At her residence two miles east of Crestline, Aug. 12, at 12 o'clock, Mrs. Martha Lewis, aged sixty-six years.  Funeral at 2 p.m., Aug. 15.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  18 August 1887, Vol. 3, No. 38]

Lewis, Martha  -- Ontario.  Mrs. Lewis, a widow and an old resident of Sandusky Twp., living with her daughter, Mrs. Humphrey, also a widow, died last Saturday, aged 66 years.  The old lady was at Mansfield last Tuesday in her usual health.  On her return home she was attacked with dysentery, resulting in her death.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  18 August 1887, Vol. 3, No. 38]

Lewis, Mary Alice
-- Mrs. Mary Alice Lewis, 65, wife of Harry Lewis, died at her home in Lucas Sunday evening after a brief illness.  Born in Washington township, Mrs. Lewis spent most of her life in Lucas.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, Lucas.  Surviving are her husband, a son, Harold Mitchell, of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Hebel, of Lucas, a brother, Wilbert Dillon, of Mansfield, two sisters, Mrs. C. A. Culler of Monroe, and Mrs. C. B. Tingley of Mansfield; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The body will remain at the Byerly funeral home in Lucas until 1:15 p. m. Tuesday when it will be taken to St. Paul’s Lutheran church to lie in state.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Carl Driscoll, Lucas pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery near Lucas.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Monday, April 12, 1937 sec2, p1, col4]

Lewis, Mary Alice -- Mrs. Mary Alice, aged 65, died Sunday evening at home, Lucas, after a brief illness.  Body was removed to Byerly funeral home, where friends may call until 1:15 p. m. Tuesday when body will be taken to St. Paul’s Lutheran church to lie in state until 2:30 p. m. when funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Carl Driscoll and R. N. McMichael.  Burial in I. O. O. F.  Cemetery.  (Byerly Funeral Home, Lucas.)  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Monday, April 12, 1937 p25, col3]

Lewis, Mrs. A.C. -- Mrs. A.C. Lewis died Friday evening after a short illness.  The funeral took place from her late residence on Vale Avenue last Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  A.C. Lewis desires to extend his thanks to the friends who kindly assisted him during the illness of Mrs. Lewis.  [Mansfield Herald:  30 December 1886]

Lewis, Roy I. --
Roy I. Lewis, 88, of 16 Wentz Ave., Shelby, retired superintendent of Shelby Public Schools, died Wednesday in the Ratliff Nursing Home here following an extended illness.  A native of Ontario, he had resided in Shelby 51 years. Her retired from the Shelby School System in 1937. He later was associated with the Ohio Employment Services for 15 years. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, a 50 year member of the Shelby Masonic Lodge, a former member of the Shelby Ad Club, Rotary Club and Country Club. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and received his master's degree from Columbia University.  Surviving are his wife, Marie, a son, Gerald E. of Shelby; a granddaughter; two stepsons, Dr. William J. Herbert of Shelby and James R. Herbert of Florida; a brother, Walter Lewis, and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth Whiteman, both of Marion; nieces and nephews.  Services will be held in the Barkdull Funeral Home with the Rev. James L. Lumadue officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Submitted by Mike. [Mansfield News Journal: 26 December 1968]

Lewis, Ruth -- d. 2/3/1872 at Mifflin Twp.;  45y;  single;  b. Ohio;  white;  cause = cancer;  res.  Mifflin Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Lewis, Sarah. - Mrs. Sarah Lewis, age 57, died at her home, 32 North Adams street, Sunday at 3:45 p.m., after an illness of several months.  Death was due to complication of diseases.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Alonzo H. Sloan, of Butte, Mont., Mrs. Mary I. Dondican of Detroit and Mrs. Clyde V. Neff of this city.  Also three brothers.  Funeral services from the First M. E. church Wednesday at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. J.T. LeGear.  Submitted by Faye and Jean.  [The Mansfield News:  Tuesday, December 26, 1916]

Lewis, Sarah E. -- d. 12/24/1869 at Mansfield;  3y, 2m, 23d;  b. Mansfield;  cause:  brain fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Lewis, Stephen -- d. 7/15/1869 at Mifflin;  55y;  b. Mifflin;  farmer;  white;  cause:  kicked by _____;  res. Mifflin Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Lewis, Viola E. -- An infant child of Mr. & Mrs. William Lewis who reside northwest of the city, will be buried tomorrow.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  18 February 1909]

Lewis, Viola E. -- Registrar Dent of Springfield Township called Coroner Maglott to pass on the death of the 12 days old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. A. Lewis of that township, who died Wednesday morning.  No physician was called during the illness of the child and this prohibited the registrar from making out a burial permit until the coroner had examined the case.  The body of the child was brought to this city Thursday and taken to the home of Lee Valentine, 204 N. Franklin Avenue where the coroner examined the body and took the testimony of the mother.  While the cause of the death is a question the coroner thinks it was due to pneumonia.  The burial permit can now be issued.  L.D. Barr, the registrar of this city, was applied to for a burial permit but refused to issue it as he says the parents had no right to remove the body from Springfield township.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  19 February 1909]

Lewis, Viola E. -- Coroner John Maglott has filed his finding in the case of Viola E., the 12 days old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Lewis of Springfield Township, who died Feb. 17.  The coroner finds that the child's death was due to natural causes, either capillary bronchitis or broncho-pneumonia.  In concluding his finding the coroner says:  "I further find a contributory cause in the way of neglect on the part of the father and mother in not providing for the babe, when sick, competent medical service."  "I do not desire to be understood as conveying the impression that competent medical service would have saved the life of this infant, but I do say that if such service had been furnished, the thought to the parents of having done their whole duty would be grateful, and their position would be beyond criticism."  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  23 February 1909]

Lex, Enos A.F. -- d. 12/1885, liver disease;  59y, 10m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Leyman, Maria -- Friday.  Miss Maria Leyman, daughter of Henry Leyman, formerly in the dry goods business in this city, died at the home of her parents in Hamilton, O., recently.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 June 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 4]

Leyman, N.N. -- A dispatch was received in this city this morning from Mrs. N.N. Leyman in New Rochelle, N.Y., stating that Mr. Leyman died there very suddenly this morning.  No particulars were given.  The deceased is well known here as the law partner of Judge Dirlam, and was a man of many brilliant parts.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 October 1892]

Leyman, N.N. -- Today's (Cleveland, OH) Plain Dealer says:  New York, Oct. 30 -- N.N. Leyman, formerly a very prominent lawyer of Mansfield, O., who has been living here for the past five years, died suddenly yesterday.  He has been making speeches for Harrison and was assigned to make a speech with Whitelaw Reid at Jersey City last evening.  Hon. W.M. Hahn, chairman of the speaking committee at Republican headquarters sent him a telegram in the morning with reference to the meeting, and a few minutes later received a reply saying that Mr. Leyman had just died.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 November 1892]

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