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Mead, Mary C. -- Rev. S.A. Bronson and Rev. J.W. Hubbell will officiate at the funeral services Monday at 9:30 a.m., over the remains of Mrs. Mary C. Mead.  [Mansfield Herald:  28 February 1889]

Mead, Mary C. -- Friday. Mrs. Mary C. Mead, widow of the late Robert Mead, had a paralytic stroke of the pneumogastric nerve yesterday morning and died at 1 o'clock this morning, aged 63 years. The remains will be taken to Greenwich, Conn., for interment. Mrs. Mead leaves one child, Mrs. W.M. Sturges, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 02 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 41]

Mead, Mrs. George -- Lexington. Mrs. Thomas Brown has received intelligence of the death at Linwood, Kas., Sunday, July 29, of Mrs. George Mead, formerly a well known lady of Lexington. -- [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News: 09 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 66]

Mead, Mrs. Robert -- Mrs. Robert Mead, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Willis M. Sturges, at one o'clock Friday morning of a paralytic stroke of pneumogastric nerve, aged 63 years, leaves a host of friends and acquaintances to mourn her loss.  She was a sister of the late Mrs. Lucinda Runyan.  The remains will be interfered at Greenwich, Conn.  [Mansfield Herald:  21 February 1889]

Meade, John -- Saturday. John Meade, aged 50 years, of Crestline, a section hand on the C.C.C.& I. R.R., was killed this morning between Galion and Crestline. The deceased left a wife and family. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 02 February 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 37]

Meads, Elizabeth -- d. ??/??/1870 at Mansfield; 80y; b. Mansfield; cause: old age [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Meagher, Edmund D. -- Edmund D. Meagher, who in 1873-9 was manager of the Ohio branch of the Oliver Chilled Plow Works with headquarters at this city, died at his home in South Bend, Indiana, on the 15th. inst., aged 44 years, of consumption.  His funeral took place on Tuesday.  [Mansfield Herald:  27 May 1886]

Measel, Peter -- Bellville. Peter Measel, a highly respected resident of this place, died on Saturday evening. Mr. Measel was over 70 years of age and has been an invalid for several years. His funeral took place at 2 p.m. on Monday. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 13 December 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 30]

Mecklem, Edna Fiedler -- Edna Fiedler Mecklem, 64, 210 Saxton road, widow of Dr. Wayne P. Mecklem, died yesterday at General hospital after a lingering illness. Mrs. Mecklem spent her entire life in Mansfield and was a teacher in the Mansfield school system for 12 years. She was a member of the Grace Episcopal church. Surviving her are two sons, John L. and David M., both at home, and a sister, Mrs. F. K. Enzor, Columbus. The body was removed to the Wappner funeral home where services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Friday, with Rev. Samuel J. H. Peard, pastor of Grace Episcopal church officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting tomorrow evening. Submitted by Jean & Faye. [Mansfield News Journal: 20 July 1949, p. 11]

Mecklem, Edna Fiedler -- 64, died Tuesday evening at Mansfield General Hospital. She resided at 210 Saxton Road. The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Friday, conducted by Rev. U. J. Peard Rector of Grace Episcopal Church. Burial will be made in the Mansfield Cemetery. (Wappner Funeral Directors) Submitted by Jean and Faye. [Mansfield News Journal: 21 July 1949, p. 24]

Mecklem, G.F.

Mecklem, John -- John Mecklem, a well known farmer residing near Perrysville died yesterday after a long illness. He leaves a wife and one son. He was a cousin of Dr. W.S. Mecklem of this city. The funeral will be held from St. John's Church in Monroe Township, Friday at 2 p.m.  [Mansfield Daily Shield: 17 December 1908, p. 2]

Mecklem, Mary -- Lucas. The funeral of the widow Mecklem took place at St. John's church on Monday. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 02 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 41]

Mecklem, Mary -- Saturday. Mrs. Mary Mecklem, widow of Samuel Mecklem, and an old resident of Monroe Township, dropped dead at her home three miles southeast of Lucas, this morning. The remains will be interred at St. John's Cemetery in Monroe Township on Monday at 11 o'clock. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 02 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 41]

Mecklem, Mary -- Mary, widow of Samuel Mecklem dropped dead Saturday morning at her home three miles southeast of Lucas.  Funeral Monday at 11 a.m.  Interment at St. John's Cemetery in Monroe Township.  [Mansfield Herald:  28 February 1889]

Mecklem, S.E. -- *see entry for S.E. Mecklim

Mecklem, Thomas G. -- Perrysville.  Mr. Thomas M. Mecklem died at the residence of his father-in-law, Mr. Homer, on last Friday.  Aged 33 years, 9 months and 22 days.  His remains were interred in the beautiful cemetery at St. John's on Sunday.  Rev. T.K. Davis, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of this place, preached an able and very appropriate funeral discourse in the adjacent church.  On Sabbath a week ago, by request, Rev. Davis held religious services at the house of Mr. Homer, and administered the ordinance of baptism to Mr. Mecklem on confession of his faith in Christ, and also to their infant daughter.  We deeply sympathize with the young wife, who is so early called to mourn for her heart's chosen companion;  but her mourning is mingled with joy, to know that he gave himself to the dear Savior ere death overtook him.  And our pity goes out in his bereaved parents, who are again called to mourn the death of a dear son, marking nine children who have been taken from them by death, all of whom have died of consumption except one, who died in infancy;  five having been called away within the last three years.  Only one child of all the ten yet remains to comfort their hearts.  We sincerely hope he may be spared to them as a solace in their declining years.  [Ohio Liberal:  11 June 1879]

Mecklem, William S. -- Dr. William S. Mecklem, for many years a physician and surgeon of Mansfield, died about 1:30 o’clock this afternoon at his home, 109 Marion avenue.   While at his office Saturday afternoon, Dr. Mecklem was stricken with paralysis it being the second affliction of this character, as he has previously sustained a stroke a few years ago from which he recovered to a great extent. He was found in a semi-conscious condition and after receiving medical attention was removed to his home in Niman’s auto ambulance. Sunday, Dr. Mecklem lapsed into unconsciousness and never rallied. Death came as relief to his sufferings. Dr. Mecklem was born Oct. 18, 1851, in Butler County, Pennsylvania, and after a short residence there and in Indiana county, removed to Monroe Township, Richland county, with his parents at an early age. He attended the country schools and Greentown academy, preparing himself for the profession which he followed later in life. He studied medicine under Dr. R. S. Beals, of Lucas, and was graduated from the Cleveland College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1879. He entered upon active practice in Lucas, and was married there Sept. 10, 1881, to Miss Alice C. Parry.   Removing to Mansfield about 1893 Dr. Mecklem practiced his profession here until the time of his death. He also operated a drug store here for a number of years. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran church and was also affiliated with the various Masonic bodies of Mansfield, and also the Valley of Dayton, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masons. Besides his wife, Dr. Mecklem is survived by two children, Dr. Wayne P. Mecklem and Nellie Mecklem. Dr. W. P. Mecklem has been in the medical corps overseas, and is on his way to this country now from France to receive his discharge from the service.   Submitted by Jean and Faye. [Mansfield News: 28 July 1919]

Meckley, Mrs. M.C. -- Lexington. The remains of Mrs. M.C. Meckley, of Chicago, O., were brought here today and taken to Johnsville for interment. M.C. Meckley is a son of Ed Meckley living west of town. Mr. Meckley is a railroad man and out of respect to him 26 employees came down to attend the funeral. [BUTLER ENTERPRISE: 17 August 1893, Vol. V, No. 38]

Meckley, Winifred (Miller) -- Butler. Winifred, beloved wife of E.D. Meckley, departed this life Wednesday night after a short illness with lung trouble. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J.A. Miller and was born near Johnsville, Nov. 21, 1868. She was united in marriage to E.D. Meckley Sept. 26, 1888, three children being born to them. The funeral took place from the residence here and the funeral oration was delivered by the Rev. J.S. Fitterer from the pulpit of the Evangelical church, of which church deceased was a member. The mortal remains were interred at Johnsville on Saturday at 12 o'clock. [Semi-Weekly News: 18 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 49]

Mecklim, S.E. -- Died, on the 17th. of February 1875, at the residence of her parents, in Monroe township, this county, Miss S.E. Mecklim, in the 22d. year of her age.  Although in the bloom of youth the flattering disease, consumption, marked her out as his victim, and neither the vigor of youth nor medical skill could throw off his coil.  The large concourse of neighbors and friends who followed her to her last resting place at St. John's Cemetery, testified that she was not forgotten, and that the bereft parents, brothers, sisters and relations, had the sympathy of all the community.  The services were conducted by Rev. J.L. Wyly, pastor of the Perrysville Baptist Church, who discoursed from Job 11 and 14.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 February 1875]

Meconi, Polonia – Mrs. Polonia Meconi, aged 54 years died this morning at 11:30 o’clock of heart trouble at her home on Grover Street. Mrs. Meconi was born in Italy but has been a resident of this city about 20 years, having come to Mansfield from Italy. The funeral arrangements have not been completed. [Mansfield Daily Shield, 18 April 1905, p. 6]

Medek, Joseph -- 69Y; d. 6/3/1955 at Madison Hosp.; b. 5/15/1886 at Austria-Hungary; Came to U.S. in 1906; h/o Julia Weidle; bur. Mansfield Cem. [MNJ 6/3/1955]

Meek, Mabel -- Shelby. Miss Mabel Meek, formerly of this city, died at her home in Shiloh last Friday. The funeral was held Saturday. -- [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]

Meeks, E.S. -- 83Y; d. 10/22/1955 at Butler; b. 3/25/1872 at Holmes Co., MI [MNJ 10/24/1955]

Meeks, Louella -- 78Y; d. 8/18/1954 at Madison Twp. Hosp., Lima, OH; b. 9/4/1875 at Waynesfield, OH: former Mansfield resident; wid/o Samuel B. (d. 1934); bur. Perry Chapel Cem., near Lima, OH [Mansfield News Journal: 19 August 1954]

Meeks, Marvin -- Butler. Marvin Meeks, 57, of Butler died in the emergency room in Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville (OH) after becoming ill while camping near Dillon Dam. He was born in Coshocton County and move to the Butler area 50 years ago. He retired from Ohio Brass, in 1972 after 25 years there. He was a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Wilma; six sons, Gary, Steve, Gerald, Rodney and Rusty. <<remainder of notice missing>> [Mansfield News Journal; 28 July 1975, p.10]

Meese, Rev. Dr. David J. -- BOOK OF LIFE NOW CLOSED -- Final Summons Comes to the Rev. D. J. Meese, Chaplain of Ohio State Reformatory -- INFLUENTIAL CITIZEN AS WELL AS MINISTER -- Pastor of First Presbyterian church For More Than Twenty-Two Years. Final summons to a Christian warrior, whose book of life has been filled with usefulness and whose good deeds will live in the hearts of those who knew and respected him, came shortly after 8 o'clock Sunday morning. It was the dissolution from the body of the spirit of the Rev. Dr. David J. Meese, and marked the end of suffering which had been borne with Christian fortitude and strength through a long period. Not unexpected, yet withal looked upon with concern because it came to one who had been so useful and who had not reached the full three score years and ten, death came to him after a critical illness of more than a week. More than a year ago Dr. Meese suffered a nervous breakdown which compelled him to relinquish his duties as chaplain of the Ohio State reformatory for a period. Rest enabled him to recover after he had passed some time at resorts and on the farm. He entered upon his duties again with all the vigor at his command but his health again began to fail him. Unmindful of himself he continued his work among those who had erred and were paying the penalty, but was finally compelled to give up all work. Several weeks ago, Dr. Meese had recovered sufficiently to be able to go from his apartments at the institution to the home of his son, Edwin W. Meese, 88 Greenwood boulevard. His condition improved for a time, but a week ago became more serious and his condition was critical from day to day, until death relieved him. Announcement of his death came as a shock to his many friends in Mansfield, and it cast a gloom over the services at the First Presbyterian church, where he had been a most beloved pastor for a long period of years. Besides his wife and two sons, Edwin W. and D. Osborne, Dr. Meese is survived by a sister, Mrs. Wilson P. Spencer. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Presbyterian church, conducted by the Rev. E. M. McMillin, assisted by a representative of the Mansfield Ministerial association. The body will be taken to the church and will lie in state from 12 to 3 o'clock. Those who desire to view the body are requested to do so before 3 o'clock, as there will be no opportunity to do so after the service. David Joseph Meese was born June 27, 1853, on a farm in Dauphin county, Pa., about eight miles east of Harrisburg, Pa. During his boyhood and early life, he assisted his father in farm work and attended the public schools during the winter months. At the age of 15, he took a four months' term in the state normal school at Millersville, Pa., and later on took several more terms in the same school. He taught two terms in the Public schools and one term in the county normal school. His preparation for college was at Lancaster, Pa., and he finished the first two years of college life at Franklin and Marshall university. At the age of 21, he traveled through Ohio on his way to Ann Arbor, Mich., but being dissuaded from his purpose by influential relatives went to Heidelberg college, Tiffin, where he graduated, first in the college and later in the seminary. He was salutatorian at the commencement at Heidelberg, and represented the college in the state oratorical contest at Springfield. While attending seminary at Tiffin, he received an invitation to supply the pulpit of the First Presbyterian church at Sandusky, which he accepted and after graduation accepted a call and became the regular pastor. He continued a pleasant and successful pastorate of nine years and three months. It was during this time that he was married on Nov. 28, 1878, to Miss Nannie Smythe Hughes of Tiffin. Four children were born to this couple, the first two dying in infancy, and the other two sons, Edwin W. and D. Osborne, with their mother surviving him. On Oct. 1, 1886, Dr. Meese accepted a call to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian church. It was a small, struggling congregation, occupying the church building at the southwest corner of South Park and South Diamond streets, when he took charge, but with the spirit of youth he entered into the work and made rapid advances in the spiritual vineyard. For more than 22 years he continued in the pastorate, and during that time there was never any serious trouble nor were there any divisions nor dissensions. The debt on the old church amounting to $1,1000 was paid off and in 1893 a new church building erected and paid for at a cost of over $72,000. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him in 1892 by Wittenberg college of Springfield. During his ministry here he held various trusteeships and other responsible positions. These included the secretaryship of the Green Springs academy; trustee of Wooster college for 26 years; member of the Mansfield board of education; director of the Y. M. C. A.; trustee of the Emergency hospital and Mansfield General Hospital association; and trustee of the Richland County Children's home. All these positions of trust came to him without solicitation and indicate the confidence and esteem in which he was held by the citizens of the city. In 1908 was unanimously elected by the board of trustees of the Ohio State reformatory to become chaplain of the institution. The position he has filled ever since with credit to himself and to the state, in that his work helped to make this institution of an even higher rank than before. He was loved among the inmates, and many a boy, who erred, was set on the right path as the result of a talk with him. During the many years of his residence in Mansfield, Dr. Meese has endeared himself to many. It was with great regret and only at his most urgent request that his resignation was received as pastor of the First Presbyterian church. So far as the relations between him and the church were concerned at that time, they were never closer nor more friendly, and there was little, if any doubt, at the time that his pastorate here could have been continued for another score or more years successfully and with the greatest harmony. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [Mansfield News: 04 June 1917]

Meeting, Andrew -- Andrew Meeting Dies at 93 After Long Illness -- Andrew Meeting, 93, a resident of 239 Sturges Ave., died Thursday evening in Mansfield General Hospital following a long illness. Born in Germany, May 5, 1866, Mr. Meeting came to this country 90 years ago and to Mansfield when he was 16 years of age. He was a retired plasterer. He did the plaster work of the Ohio State Reformatory, in the May building and Richland County courthouse. Mr. Meeting was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society, Council of Catholic Men. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Susan Whisler Meeting; a son, Clarence, of Mansfield, four daughters, Mrs. Frank Price, of Mansfield, Miss Alice Meeting, at home; Mrs. Frank Mimrgon, of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Louis Sibila, of Massillon; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Ohlman, of Massillon. Friends may call at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Saturday. Those wishing to make memorial tributes are asked to donate to the Cancer Fund. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield News Journal: 25 March 1960, p. 3]

Meeting, Clarence H. -- Clarence H. (Spike) Meeting, 64, of 139 Westgate Dr., died this morning at Mansfield General Hospital after an illness of six months. Born in Mansfield, Jan. 17, 1906, Mr. Meeting was an employee of the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. for the past 25 years. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society Council of Catholic Men. Surviving are one son, James of Mansfield, RD6; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald Zohn of Mansfield (paper misspelled her last name; it should be Zahn) and Mrs. Terry Mitchell of Galion; six grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Frank Mirgon of Flint, Michigan, and Mrs. Paul Morris and Mrs. Frank Price, both of Mansfield. Friends may call at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home starting at 7 p.m. today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield News Journal: 22 December 1970]

Meeting, Clarence H. -- Funeral High Mass for Clarence (Spike) Meeting, 64, 139 Westgate Dr., who died Tuesday, will be offered by Msgr. Edward C. Dunn at St. Peter's Catholic Church Thursday morning at 9:30. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home this evening at 7. Friends may call at the funeral home. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield News Journal: 23 December 1970, p. 20]

Meeting, Edna S. -- Mrs. Edna S. Meeting, 51, who was found dead yesterday afternoon in the garage of her home, 139 Westgate Dr., Her husband found her body when he returned from work. She was born, May 17, 1906 in Mansfield, and spent her entire life here. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, James R. Meeting; two daughters, Mrs. James T. Mitchell and Miss Carol Ann Meeting; a sister, Mrs. Herman E. Gimbel, and two grandchildren, all of Mansfield. The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. by her pastor, Dr. Carveth P. Mitchell. Burial will be in Mansfield memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield News Journal: 02 October 1957]

Meeting, Mrs. John -- Mrs. John Meeting Dies at General Hospital Early Thursday. Mrs. Elizabeth Hartman Meeting, aged 63, wife of John Meeting, of 76 Altamont avenue , died at General hospital early Thursday morning following a brief illness. Mrs. Meeting was born on September 3 (8?) 1868 in this city, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Henry Hartman. She was united in marriage to John Meeting on July 3, 1888 . She is survived by one son, John H. Meeting of this city, one daughter, Mrs. Leo Hunt, of this city. Two brothers, Henry Hartman of this city and Philip Hartman, Geneva , NY : three sisters, Mrs. Bonner. Rinehart , Washington township; Mrs. B. H. Byrd, Lakewood ; and Miss Nettie Hartman, of this city; and two grandchildren, David and Jack Meeting, also survive. Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Evangelical church, of which Mrs. Meeting was a life long member, Saturday at 2 p.m. , conducted by Rev. Dr. Paul Saleste. Burial will be made in the Mansfield cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Wappner directors. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield News: October 8, 1931, page 2]

Meeting, Susan -- Mrs. Susan Meeting, 86, a former resident of 239 Sturges ave and widow of Andrew Meeting, died Sunday afternoon at General Hospital after a long illness. Born in Loudonville, she had lived in Mansfield since she was 18 years old and was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society Council of Catholic Woomen. Surviving are one son, Clarence, of Mansfield; four daughters, Mrs. paul Morris and Mrs. Frank Price, both of Mansfield; Mrs. Frank Mirgon of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Louis Sibila of Massillon; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Friends may call the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday with funeral high mass to be offered by MSGR. James F. Hebbeler in St. Peter's Catholic church Wednesday at 9 a..m. with burial in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Tuesday at 8 p.m. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield News Journal: 06 May 1963, p. 3]

Meeting, Mrs. Matilda -- Mrs. Matilda A. Meeting, 84, or rear 354 Altamont Ave., widow of John H. Meeting, died Sunday morning in Mansfield General Hospital following a two-month illness. Mrs. Meeting was born April 22, 1892 , in Mansfield and lived in this area all of her life. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Loyal Daughters Class of the church. Surviving are two sons, David R., 356 Altamont Ave., and John E., 2849 Bowman Street Road.; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Katie Laubscher and Mrs. Edith Poth, both of Mansfield, and one brother, Albert Laubscher of Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Diamond St. Home of the Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Allen J. Reiter, pastor of the Calvary United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery . Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield News Journal, December 20, 1976 . page 5:4]

Meier, ---- -- Shelby. A son of Otto Meier, aged about 12 years, died Friday of typhoid fever. -- [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News: 11 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 84]

Meily, ---- -- Mrs. Meily, formerly of Mansfield, but now of Kansas City, died November 29th., at the age of 83 and was buried there December 1st.  She is an aunt of J.K. Meily of this city.   [Mansfield Herald:  09 December 1886]

Meily, C.H. -- Saturday. A telegram was received in this city last evening announcing the death of C.H. Meily at his home at Lebanon, Pa. Mr. Meily was about 60 years of age and had relatives and numerous friends and acquaintances in this city. The deceased was very wealthy and leaves an estate valued at nearly $200,000. The deceased was an uncle of Charles Meily, of this city, and also a relative of Senator-elect and Mrs. Calvin S. Brice. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 31 May 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 2]

Meily, Charles A. -- MANSFIELD MAN KILLED BY AUTO -- Charles A. Meily Struck by Car at Bowman, Park Avenue Crossing. Victim Thrown to Street, Dies in Hospital of Fractured Skull. Charles A. Meily, 69, died at General hospital at 8:45 o'clock Wednesday night, within an hour after he had been struck by an automobile as he was crossing Park avenue west at Bowman street, while returning to his home at 67 Sturges avenue. Miss Elizabeth Harrah, 83 Rowland avenue, driver of the car, and her companion, Philip Premisich, were questioned by police shortly after the accident and Miss Harrah was absolved from any blame. Driver Had Light -- According to police, who secured statements of Miss Harrah, Premisich and a witness, the automobile had the green light at Park avenue west and Bowman street as the driver crossed the intersection headed east. Mr. Meily, relatives, say, has not been in good health for several years and wears an overcoat at the slightest suggestions of chilly weather. His coat collar was pulled up around his face as crossed the street and it is believed that he did not notice the stream of traffic. As near as police are able to learn, Miss Harrah saw Mr. Meily an instant before the car struck him. She swerved her car to the right and the left front door handle caught Mr. Meily's arm, throwing him to the street. Geiger's ambulance conveyed the injured man to the hospital where it was learned he had suffered a fracture of the skull, body bruises and a sever cut on the arm. Mrs. Nell M. Kuhn, daughter of Mr. Meily, said that her father enjoyed walking and had been down town during the evening. He was returning to his home when struck. Statements Checked -- In checking statements made by the driver and her companion, police learned the door handle of the machine had been torn off. Miss Harrah and her companion told police that they believed the light was about to change as they crossed the intersection. A witness said that Miss Harrah had the green light in making the cross. Besides his wife, Mrs. Nelle B. Meily, Mr. Meily is survived by two sons and one daughter, Lawrence I. Meily, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Early Meily, Mansfield and Mrs. Nell M. Kuhn, Mansfield; one brother, Emanuel Meily, Mansfield, and three grandchildren. Mr. Meily conducted a grocery store at Main and Fifth streets for many years, retiring from active work about ten years ago. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon in charge of the Finefrock funeral directors. Arrangements regarding the exact hour, place of burial and pastor will be announced later. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield News: 16 October 1930]

Meily, Charles A. -- Funeral services for Charles A. Meily, killed when he was struck b y an automobile while crossing Park avenue and Bowman street Wednesday night, will be held from the home, 67 Sturges avenue, at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Herbert S. Garnes, pastor of the St. Luke's Lutheran church. Burial in Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield News: 17 October 1930, p. 7]

Meily, Emanuel -- Emanuel Meily, who was an employee of the Ohio Brass company for more than 50 years, died yesterday, his 81st birthday, at his home, 131 Pleasant avenue. He had been ill a short time. Mr. Meily was born in Mansfield , Sept. 22, 18866, and lived here all his life. He was a member of the First Lutheran church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Meily; two daughters, Mrs. Herman Gimbel and Mrs. Clarence Meeting, and three grandchildren, all of Mansfield. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Wappner Funeral home by the Rev. Carveth P. Mitchell, pastor of the First Lutheran church. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Sally. [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL: 23 September 1947]

Meily, George W. -- Lifeless Body of West Fifth Street Resident Found This Morning -- Despondency, resulting from continued ill health, is believed to have caused George W. Meily, aged 64 years, 245 West Fifth street, to commit suicide by hanging himself early this morning. The lifeless body of Meily was found at 3 o'clock this morning in a small building adjoining the family home, used for storage purposes. It is believed that death occurred about 2:30 o'clock. Meily retired at the usual hour Thursday evening. Since his illness it has been customary for him to arise at different intervals during the night. At 2 o'clock, according to members of the family he was in bed asleep. One hour later it was discovered that he was missing, and becoming alarmed members of his family instituted a search. Being unable to locate him in any part of the house, the search was carried to the adjoining building where his body was found. Meily has been in ill-health for many years, this having caused his retirement from active business several years ago. He has been brooding over his continued illness and this is believed to have caused his mind to become temporarily unbalanced. The deceased has been a resident of Mansfield for many years. He at one time conducted a grocery store at the corner of Fifth and Maine Streets. In later years, he operated a notion store opposite the Voegele & Dinning company on North Main street. He retired from business several years ago to endeavor to recuperate his health. Meily is survived by his wife, and one daughter, Mrs. E. L. Evans. He is also survived by three brothers, Henry M., Charles A., and Emmanuel Meily, all of this city. Funeral services will be held at the family home, 145 West Fifth street, Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Arthur. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield News: 02 February 1923, p. 3]

Meily, John -- John Meily, of West Bloom street, was found early this morning lying across a tub in the rear of Meily Bros.' grocery in an unconscious condition, having been exposed to the weather all night. Dr. J. S. Stewart was called and the unconscious man taken home. This afternoon Meily is feeling better. Submitted by Sally. [Richland Shield and Banner Saturday Nov. 7, 1891 page 5]

Meily, John -- WHO DID IT? JOHN MEILY DIES FROM THE EFFECTS OF INJURIES AND EXPOSURE. John Meily, aged 59 years, died at his home on Pleasant avenue at 7 o'clock last night. It will be remembered, as related in this paper, that Meily was found in an unconscious condition lying across a tub in the rear of Meily Bros.' grocery on North Main street, Thursday morning, having been out all night previous, exposed to the snow and rain, without being discovered by the police. The man's body and head were very badly bruised in different places, as, for instance, there were two wounds on top of the head, one on the left and one on the right side of the head, respectively, while the lower left side was also badly bruised, the injuries including three broken ribs. From outside sources the sons of the injured man learned that he had been in the saloon, just north of the corner of Main and Bloom streets, which is run by Chas. Beiber. It seems, however, that on the night that Meily was in the saloon the proprietor alleges he was in bed with an election jag of his own on. Meily left his home at 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning and was not seen by any of his family until brought home Thursday morning. Those in charge of the saloon claim that at 11 o'clock he fell out of a chair on his head and that they replaced him and thought nothing of it. Later they say that he fell out of the front door on the pavement and returning again also fell out the rear door. They then kept him out of the saloon, with the result that he remained out in the weather the entire night. They vigorously deny making an assault upon the man. After being taken home Dr. Stewart was called and an examination of the patient was made and Dr. J.H. Craig called in counsel. Later paralysis of the left side was developed. Meily remained delirious the greater part of the interval between his finding and death. Every effort was made to ascertain he came to be bruised in so many places. During his conscious moments his sons say he stated that he had been assaulted by two men while in the saloon giving their names. Messrs Meily, however, declined to give the names for publication until they had made a more complete investigation. The SHIELD man called at the home of the deceased and talked with the members of his family. They say that Meily, who was arrested recently in Central park for making an impromptu political speech, was given to talking politics when he had been drinking, and the theory is that he began talking politics in the saloon above mentioned, and this got into trouble, which led indirectly to his death. No arrests were made last night in connection with the case, but the police are said to have some information on the matter which is not made public. Submitted by Sally. [Richland Shield and Banner Saturday November 14, 1891, page 7]

Meily, John -- MONDAY The funeral of the late J.K. Meily will take place at the family residence, No. 13 Pleasant avenue, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Senator Brice of Lima, O is a cousin of John Meily, deceased of this city, an account of whose death appeared in yesterday's Shield. Mrs. Brice is expected here to attend the funeral. Submitted by Sally . [Richland Shield and Banner: Saturday, Nov. 14, 1891 page 7]

Meily, John K. -- Monday. The funeral of the late J.K. Meily will take place at the family residence, No. 13 Pleasant Avenue, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. [Richland Shield & Banner: 14 November 1891] *Mrs. Senator Brice, of Lima, O., is a cousin of John Meily.

Meily, John K. -- John Meily, aged 59 years, died at his home on Pleasant Avenue at 7 o'clock last night. It will be remembered, as related in this paper, that Meily was found in an unconscious condition lying across a tub in the rear of Meily Bros.' grocery on North Main Street, Thursday morning, having been out all night previous, exposed to the snow and rain, without being discovered by the police. The man's body and head were very badly bruised in different places, as for instance, there were two wounds on top of the head, one on the left and one on the right side of the head respectively, while the lower left side was also badly bruised, the injuries including three broken ribs. From outside sources the sons of the injured man learned that he had been in the saloon, just north of the corner of Main and Bloom streets, which is run by Chas. Beiber. It seems, however, that on the night that Meily was in the saloon the proprietor alleges he was in bed with an election jag of his own on. Meily left his home at 9 'clock on Wednesday morning and was not seen by any of his family until brought home Thursday morning. Those in charge of the saloon claim that at 11 o'clock he fell out of a chair on his head and that they replaced him and that nothing of it. Later they say that he fell out of the front door on the pavement and returning again also fell out the rear door. They then kept him out of the saloon, with the result that he remained out in the weather the entire night. They vigorously deny making an assault upon the man. After being taken home Dr. Stewart was called and an examination of the patient was made and Dr. J.H. Craig called in counsel. Later paralysis of the left side was developed. Meily remained delirious the greater part of the interval between his finding and death. Every effort was made to ascertain he came to be bruised in so many places. During his conscious moments his sons say he stated that he had been assaulted by two men while in the saloon giving their names. Messrs Meily however, declined to give the names for publication until they had made a more complete investigation. The SHIELD man called at the home of the deceased and talked with the members of the family. They say that Meily, who was arrested recently in Central Park for making an impromptu political speech, was given to talking politics when he had been drinking, and the theory is that he began talking politics in the saloon above mentioned, and then got into trouble, which led indirectly to his death. No arrests were made last night in connection with the case, but the police are said to have some information on the matter which is not made public. [Richland Shield & Banner: 14 November 1891]

Meily, Lottie Stone -- Mrs. Lottie Stone Meily, widow of George W. Meily, died at the family home 145 West Fifth street, yesterday noon. Mrs. Meily was born in Crawford county 66 years ago but has been a resident of this city for almost 40 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. E. M. Evans, one granddaughter, of this city, and one brother, C.H. Stone of Toledo. She has been a member of the First Presbyterian church for many years. Funeral arrangements have not been made pending the arrival of Mrs. Meily's son-in-law, E.M. Evans who is on his way home from California. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield Daily Journal: 28 April 1926, p. 4]

Meily, Laura -- Mrs. Meily, 73 Dies in Home. Services for Mrs. Laura Meily, 73, who died Sunday evening after an extended illness at her home, 131 Pleasant Avenue, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Wappner funeral home with the Rev. Carveth P. Mitchell officiating. Mrs. Meily, widow of Emanuel Meily, was born Nov. 16, 1877 in Mansfield and spent her entire life here. She was a member of the First Lutheran church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Herman Gimbel and Mrs. Clarence Meeting, both of Mansfield; two brothers, John Delp of Toledo, and Edward Delp, of Mansfield; four sisters, Mrs. Lester Sharp of Hamilton, Mrs. Richard Curry, Mrs. Mary Ackerman, and Mrs. Albert DeArth, all of Mansfield; and three grandchildren. Friends may call at the memorial home after Tuesday evening. Burial will be in Mansfield cemetery. ** The surname GIMBEL actually appeared as GIMBLE in the obituary, but has been corrected by submitter. Submitted by Sally. [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL: 28 May 1951, p. 9]

Meily, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Meily died at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Sabina Akerman, Kansas City, on Monday morning, Nov. 29th at the advanced age of eighty-three years and eight months, having been born in Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1803. During the early years of her wedded life the family lived in Mansfield. From here they removed to Freeport, Illinois and since 1858 has been a resident of Kansas City. * Submitter's note: Mary was the wife of Samuel Meily, the coverlet weaver. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield Herald: 30 December 1886]

Meinser, ---- -- A six-year-old child of E. Meinser, Crestline, was kicked in the forehead by a horse a few mornings since. The physician called pronounced the injuries fatal. -- [Bellville Star: 29 March 1883, Vol. 6, No. 26]

Meister, Elizabeth

Meister, Julia -- DIED, At Carrollton, O., Nov. 13, Miss Julia Meister, aged 43 years. Funeral Nov. 15. The deceased was a sister of George Meister, of this city. The death was a sudden one. -- [Mansfield Weekly News: 17 November 1887, Vol. 3, No. 53]

Meklait, William R. (Dr.) -- d. 9/8/1955 at home, Mansfield; Dental Technician; h/o Helen Packham; bur. Mansfield Cem. [MNJ 9/9/1955]

Melcer, Frederick P. -- bur. 6/1888 at Mansfield Cem., pneumonia of lungs;  2y, 10m, 11d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Meldrum, Charles -- Died, at Lewistown, Pa. on the 1st. of June, Mr. Charles Meldrum, son of Mr. Robert Meldrum of this county.  He was a promising young man, and belonged to the Engineer corps, on the Juniata line of canal.  [Mansfield Gazette & Richland Farmer:  30 July 1828]

Meldrum, Phebe -- Died, In Middleberry, Knox Co., on the 30th. ult., Mrs. Phebe Meldrum, wife of Mr. Robert Meldrum, formerly of this county, after a lingering illness of near nine months. She left the world perfectly resigned to the will of God. She has left behind a husband and five daughters to mourn the loss of an affectionate mother.   [MANSFIELD (Ohio) GAZETTE & RICHLAND FARMER: 03 September 1828]

Melker, Sabah J. (Marsh) -- Died, Daughter of Joseph Marsh, and the wife of William Melker, died in the peaceful hope of the Christian, on the 3d. inst., in Plymouth Tp., in the twenty-fifth year of her age. Bereft of the mother's care in early life, she won kind friends, and six years ago took Jesus for her friend, professing religion in the Mt. Pleasant M.E. Church. She was an earnest punctual teacher in the Sabbath School, as her weeping class gathered around her grave told very plainly. The seed-sowing is past, and eternity will no doubt bring some golden sheaves into the garner through her instrumentality. A mysterious providence has removed the fond wife and young mother, a dear sister, and a worker in the Lord's vineyard. What He does now, we know not, but we shall know hereafter. [Shelby Independent News: 11 June 1874, Vol. 6, No. 33]

Mell, Mrs. Frank J. -- Mrs. Frank J. Mell died this morning about 6 o'clock at the Windemere on Park Avenue West. The cause of her death was Bright's disease, with which she has been a sufferer for a couple of years. She leaves a husband, two daughters, Mrs. James Brown, of West First Street and Sturges Avenue; Miss Marguerite Mell, and one son, Donald Mell. The remains of Mrs. Mell will be removed this afternoon to the home of James Brown, corner of First Street and Sturges Avenue. Mrs. Mell was well known and most highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. funeral services Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. [Mansfield News: 22 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 70]

Mellage, Paul -- Word was received this morning by Mansfield friends of Paul Mellage, telling of his death at Dayton, Oct. 10, following a short illness of influenza. After making Mansfield his home for three years, he with his family moved to Dayton last July. He is survived by his wife and daughter. Submitted by Linda and Shirley [Thursday 17 October 1918 p.4 Mansfield News]

Mellen, Virginia B. -- Bellville. Mrs. Virginia B. Mellen, wife of A.J. Long, of Crestline, died at her home Monday, March 26, aged 39 years, 8 months and 9 days. Her malady was dropsy. Funeral services were held at her late home, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Interment in the Crestline Cemetery. -- [Bellville Messenger: 30 March 1906, Vol. 14, No. 9]

Mellick, Martha -- Lexington. Mrs. Martha Mellick, aged 17 years, wife of George Logan, died at the General Hospital, Saturday evening at 7 o'clock. The remains were brought to the home of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Logan from where the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. & Mrs. Logan were married just ten weeks the day she died. Rev. Mr. Brown conducted the funeral services from the Logan home. The remains were followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends to the Lexington Cemetery for burial. [Richland County (OH) Leader: 28 June 1923, Vol. 2, No. 25]

Mellor, Annie -- Monday -- Judge Brucker received a telegram from the insane hospital at Toledo Saturday night, stating that Annie Mellor, who was sent from this city some time ago, was dead. She was the wife of George Mellor, now in inmate of the county jail charged with grand larceny. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 22 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 41]

Mellott, W.W. -- W.W. Mellott, of Ganges, died Aug. 30, aged 1 year, 10 months and 17 days. [Shelby Independent News: 14 September 1876, Vol. 8, No. 47]

Mellotte, James H. -- d. 2/28/1954 at People's Hosp., Mansfield; b. 9/20/1870 at Fulton Co., Pa.; Butler resident; bur. Bellville Cem. [MNJ 3/1/1954]

Melott, Nancy (Paste)

Memflick, ---- -- bur. 11/1888 at Mansfield Cem., still born  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Mendenhall, George E. -- bur. 5/1886 at Mansfield Cem.;  6y, 6m;  diphtheria  [Mansfield Herald:  15 July 1886]

Mendenhall, Joseph C. -- bur. 6/1886 at Mansfield Cem., 2y, 8m;  diphtheria  [Mansfield Herald:  15 July 1886]

Mendenhall, Joseph Cheyney -- Joseph Cheyney Mendenhall was born Dec. 20, 1848 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, of Quaker parentage, and died July 18, 1906. At a very early age he came with his parents to Stark County, Ohio, where he made his home continually until his failing health compelled him to make a change; whereupon he took up his residence at Mansfield and later at Bellville, the latter having been his home for the past eight years. In 1886 he was united in marriage to Jennette C. Forsha. To this union one child was born, a son, who died in his eleventh year. During his stay in Bellville he won a host of friends by his kind and sympathizing nature, and his firm integrity. His honorable and straight-forwardness in dealing with his fellow men won the respect and admiration of all who knew him and now mourn his loss. -- [Bellville Messenger: 27 July 1906, Vol. 14, No. 26]

Mendenhall, Joseph -- Bellville. Joseph Mendenhall, who has been ill for some time, died at his home here Wednesday evening. The funeral services were held at the residence at 1:30 Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.B. Burholder [sic.]. The remains accompanied by the widow and brother and wife of Mansfield, were taken on No. 3 to Alliance (OH) for burial. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss. <missing final sentences> [Mansfield Daily Shield: 25 July 1906]

Mengert, ---- -- Butler. A little child of Fred Mengert's, 16 months old, was buried at St. John's, Sunday. Rev. Sykes conducted the funeral. -- [Worthington Enterprise: 01 May 1890, Vol. II, No. 22]

Mengert, Christian - A Prominent Citizen Pass Away - Mr. Christian Mengert died Wednesday morning at four o'clock at the home of his son-in-law, John Fisher at 99 South Adams street. He died of asthma and was 72 years old. He leaves a wife and six children. His remains will be buried Friday afternoon at 1:30. Submitted by Suzie. [Mansfield Daily Shield: 21 March 1900, p. 3]

Mengert, Peter -- Peter Mengert, who for 21 years lived near Fredericktown on the old Dan Struble farm, died last Thursday afternoon, of heart disease at his home in Lexington, Richland County. Mr. Mengert suffered a stroke while in the yard of his home, and died half an hour later, about 4 o'clock. He was 76 years old. He was a member of Thrall lodge of Masons at Fredericktown and for a number of years was master of the lodge. He was born in Oberbeiber, near the city of Neuwied, Province of the Rhine, Prussia, Germany, July 6, 1852. He was brought to this country by his parents when he was one yera old. His parents settled near Mansfield. His wife, Katherine Rinehard Mengert died four years ago. He is survived by a brother, Fred of Lucas, two sons, Herbert R. Mengert, Columbus correspondent for the Cincinnati Enquirer, and W.L. Mengert, publisher of the New Era, Parkersburg, W. Va., and three daughters, Mrs. Walter R. Hainer, Mansfield, Mrs. Wilbur F. Lawrence, Lexington and Miss Laura Mengert, Lexington, and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at two o'clock at his late residence and burial at Forrest <<remainder of obituary missing from my copy>> [Loudonville (OH) Times: 14 June 1928]

Mengert, William -- William Mengert, a venerable resident of Butler, of whose serious illness mention has been previously made in the NEWS, died Friday morning at 9:45 at his home at that place after a long illness. His death was due to complications resulting from old age. Mr. Mengert was born in Ober Beiber, Prussia, Germany, June 18, 1818, and came to this country and to Richland county in 1853. He settled on the Philip Baer farm in Washington township and in 1862 moved onto a farm which he purchased a couple of miles southeast of Butler. He lived there until 1883, when he removed to Butler, which has been his home ever since. Mr. Mengert was twice married. His first wife was Miss Sophia Gribbing, who died in 1883, and in 1886 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Mary Crandall, of near Fredericktown, who survives him. He leaves three sons, Louis C. Mengert of this city; Peter of Fredericktown, and Fred of near Lucas. He was a faithful member of the Evangelical church at Butler. Funeral services Sunday afternoon at the Evangelical church, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Paullin. [Mansfield Daily News: 25 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 201]

Mengert, William -- William Mengert, a venerable resident of Butler, of whose serious illness mention has been previously made in the News, died Friday morning at 9:45 at his home at that place after a long illness. His death was due to complications resulting from old age. Mr. Mengert was born in OberBieber, Prussia, Germany jUne 18, 1818 and came to this country and to Richland Co. in 1853. He settled on the Phillip Baer farm in Washington Twp. and in 1862 moved onto a farm which he purchased a couple of miles southeast of Butler. He lived there until 1883 when he removed to Butler, which has been his home ever since. Mr. Mengert was married twice. His first wife was Miss Sophia Griebling who died in 1883 and in 1886 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Mary Crandall of near Fredericktown, who survives him. He leaves three sons, Louis C. Mengert of this city; Peter, of Fredericktown, and Fred of near Lucas. He was a faithful member of the Evangelical church at Butler. Funeral services Sunday afternoon at the Evangelical church, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Paullin. Submitted by Suzie. [The Mansfield News: 25 October 1901]

Mentzer, John -- Wednesday. John Mentzer, one of Richland County's pioneers, who lived four miles east of the city, died at 1 o'clock this morning, aged 85 years. He has been ailing for some time but undoubtedly died of old age. The funeral services will be held from his late residence tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, after which the remains will be interred in the Mansfield Cemetery, Rev. Heiberthousen, of Lucas, officiating. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 30 August 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 15]

Mentzer, Kittie -- East Mansfield.  Miss Kittie Mentzer, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Mentzer, was laid at rest Thursday afternoon in Mansfield Cemetery.  Miss Mentzer, accompanied by her mother, spent the fall and winter in North Carolina in the endeavor to regain her health and her family and friends received encouraging reports of her improved condition until several weeks ago when a change occurred, resulting in a rapid decline.  The body was forwarded to her home and was followed to its last resting place b large number of friends and relatives.  [Mansfield News:  05 May 1899]

Mentzer, Samuel -- Samuel Mentzer, aged 92 years, died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock at the home of his stepdaughter, Mrs. A.B. Pulver, one mile northeast of the city on the Ashland Road. The deceased was born in Washington County, Maryland, June 22, 1814, and came to this county as a young man, having resided in the vicinity of this city ever since. Funeral conducted from Emmanuel Church, four miles east of the city. Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. R.H. Edmonds. -- [Bellville Messenger: 22 June 1906, Vol. 14, No. 21 reprinted from the Mansfield News]

Menzendorf, Ermina -- Thursday. Six months ago Mrs. Ermina Day-Cochran, sister of Matthias Day, of Marion Avenue, died at the World's Fair and her remains, attended by her daughter, Mrs. Ermina D.C. Menzendorf, were brought to Mansfield Cemetery for interment. Mr. Day is in receipt of a message announcing the death of the daughter on yesterday. Her body will arrive on Friday evening for interment by her mother's side. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 10 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 43]

Menzer, Kate

Mentzer, Alice

Mercer, ---- -- d. 4/21/1868 at Mansfield;  no age given;  cause:  scalded;  res.  Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Mercer, ---- -- bur. 7/1888 at Mansfield Cem., still born  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Mercer, ---- -- d. 4/20/1868 at Mansfield;  4d;  cause:  bled to death;  c/o Joseph & Mary Mercer;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Mercer, ---- -- Olivesburg.  The infant son of Bert Mercer died at the home of Lance Martin, near Epworth, last Tuesday and was laid by the side of its mother in the new cemetery at this place last Thursday.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  26 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 71]

Mercer, ---- -- Monday.  The three-months-old child of Joseph Mercer, of Woodland Avenue, died early Sunday morning.  The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock this afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 July 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 9]

Mercer, ---- -- d. 4/20/1868 at Mansfield;  4d;  b. Mansfield;  c/o Joseph & Mary Mercer;  white;  cause:  bled to death;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Mercer, Charles B. -- bur. 1/1888 at Mansfield Cem., heart disease;  81y, 4m, 2d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Mercer, Eliza Ann (Bowland) -- Mrs. Mercer, mother of Dr. Wm. B. Mercer, of this city and of Mrs. Lecky Harper, of Mt. Vernon, died near Pittsburg on Monday last, in the 76th. year of her age.  Mrs. Mercer was the oldest daughter of Robert Bowland, deceased, so many years a respected resident of this city and one of our earliest and most prominent merchants.  Dr. Mercer and Mrs. Harper are in attendance upon the sad funeral rights of their only parent who survived her husband but a few months.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 March 1877]

Mercer, Herbert [Hubert] -- While hunting this morning three miles southwest of Butler, Herbert Mercer, aged 18, of this city, dropped dead. This was the meager telephoned information received this morning by William Gilkison, a cousin of the young man. Mercer left last night for Butler in company with Grover Gilkison and the pair had intended spending the day hunting. No particulars have as yet been received, but it is supposed that, although he was never known to be suffering from the disease, heart trouble was the cause of his death. Beelman & Son sent a representative to Butler this morning and will take charge of the remains. Mr. Mercer was 18 years old and is survived by a host of relatives. Those of his immediate family are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mercer, of 21 Woodland Avenue, three brothers, George, Henry and Arthur Mercer, and two sisters, the Mrs. Terrel Eyerly and Mrs. Gaylord Garnes. The body will be brought to Mansfield for interment. No funeral arrangements have as yet been made. -- [Bellville Messenger: 13 November 1903, Vol. 11, No. 45]

Mercer, James D. -- bur. 2/1/1875 at Mansfield;  37y  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Mercer, Lottie (Bennett) -- Shenandoah. The death angel again entered our quiet little community and called home almost without a warning Mrs. Bert Mercer, living east of town. A kind and loving wife and mother and one loved by all who knew her. She was taken sick Sunday morning and died the following Wednesday night. Bert Mercer and Miss Lottie Bennett were married about five years ago by the Rev. Dunkin, of the Ashland Presbyterian church. To them were born three children, all of whom are living, not realizing what a mother is. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Dunkin, of Ashland, in the M.E. church, at Olivesburg, last Saturday, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery of the same place beside her father, who preceded her a few years ago. -- [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]

Mercer, W.B. -- d. 3/1885, nervous prostration;  57y, 5d;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Mercer, W.B.

Mercer, William -- Dr. Wm. B. Mercer, who left town about a week since, on the receipt of a telegram announcing the death of his father, Wm. Mercer, of Florence, Washington county, Pa., has returned from the attendance upon the sad funeral rites of his aged parent.   The deceased was one of the most highly respected citizens of Washington County, and was known by many of the old citizens of this community, as he was in business a short time with Mr. Boyd Mercer, in this city 46 years ago, and married the eldest daughter of Robert Bowland, by his first wife, who survives him, although an invalid for many years.  Five children also survive him to mourn their loss.  The deceased was 80 years of age;  was an elder in the Presbyterian Church some twenty years, and several Presbyterian Ministers of that county, as well as a large number of citizens and relatives attended the funeral.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 June 1876]

Mercer, Willie -- bur. 11/3/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  3y, 6m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Meredith, Fannie M. - Mansfield - Funeral services for Fannie M. Meredith, 83, a resident of Rosemont Nursing Home and widow of Ross Meredith, who died Monday evening in Rosemont Nursing Home, will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by her pastor, the Rev. Harriett Hink. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Meredith was born Oct 8, 1898, in Moundsville, W. Va., and lived here since 1945. She was a retired employee of Mansfield General Hospital and was a member of the Four Square Gospel Church. Surviving are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Beatrice Shields of Mansfield and Mrs. Janeth Fitzhugh of Denver, Colo.; three stepsons, LaVern Meredith of Portland, Ore., and Warren and Wallace Meredith both of Witchita, Kan.; several step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Bev Craig. ( 21 April 1982, Mansfield News Journal, Pg. 9A)

Meredith, Sarah M. - The Widow of a Former Well Known Mansfield Man Passes Away - Mrs. Sarah M. Meredith, the widow of the late Judge John Meredith, died Saturday at her home at Cleveland. She was about 85 years of age. She lived in the city a number of years ago, and will be remembered by the older residents of the city. Judge Meredith was at one time in the newspaper business in this city, being the founder of the Shield and Banner. He was connected with that paper until 1841. The remains of Mrs. Meredith will be brought to this city for burial and will arrive on the B. & O. Wednesday morning at 10:05 o’clock. The interment will be from the train. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News: Monday Evening, January 15, 1900]

Merchant, Laura A. (Mrs.)

Merchant, Laura A. -- MERCHANT -- In this city, April 14th., Mrs. Laura A. Merchant, wife of George B. Merchant, aged 54 years.  The funeral services were held at her late residence, No. 12 East Market Street, Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock after which the remains were taken to Marion for interment.  [Ohio Liberal: 16 April 1884]

Meredith, Judge John

Meredith, Samuel -- Wednesday. The following New York special appeared in yesterday's Enquirer: "Rev. Samuel Meredith, a veteran Methodist preacher, died at Stillwater, N.Y., Sunday. He held the position of presiding elder for fourteen years, two terms in the Saratoga district and the remainder in the Albany district. He was located at Mansfield, Ohio, for one year, and subsequently was stationed at different places, mostly in New York state. He was about 75 years old and entered the ministry at the age of 17." -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 22 December 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 32]

Merle, Jacob Sr. -- 74Y; d. 11/26/1955 at Harry Heffelfinger residence, Galion, OH; b. 1/7/1881 at Austria-Hungary; Came to U.S. from British Columbia in 1923; h/o Rose Sentz [MNJ 11/26/1955]

Merling, Mary -- Wednesday morning at 9:00, funeral services were held at St. Peter's Church over the remains of four children, all of whom died of diphtheria. Three of the children belonging to Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Canary of East Second Street, came in one hearse. The fourth child belonged to Daniel Pearl, who lives at the edge of the city on Lexington Avenue. Mary Merling, aged about 12 years will be buried from the same church Thursday. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 20 November 1884, Vol. 35, No. 1]

Merrell, Elizabeth Luvern -- 76y;  d. 9/30/1952 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 12/3/1875  [Mansfield News:  01 October 1952]

Merrell, Margaret -- Died, November 20, at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, T.B. Bender, at Massillon (OH), Mrs. Margaret A. Merrell, mother of F.N. and D.C.A. Merrell, of this city.  The deceased mother, surrounded with many friends, passed over in a gentle and placid state.  Mrs. Merrell was 84 years old, and was once for a number of years a resident of Mansfield.  [Mansfield Herald:  02 December 1886]

Merrell, Maud B. -- bur. 8/14/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  10m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1876]

Merrell, Susanna -- Monday. Mrs. Susanna Merrell died Sunday morning, Feb. 10, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Au, in Springfield Township. She was born Feb. 11, 1810, so that she had just lived her full 85 years. She was formerly the wife of Thomas Bloor, who was the father of her two daughters, Mrs. Eliza Au and Mrs. Sarah Edleman. Her second husband was John Merrell, who was the father of her two sons, John J. Merrell and James M. Merrell. The funeral will be held from the residence of Samuel Edleman, 158 West First Street, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Duston Kemble officiating. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 16 February 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 40]

Merril, Rachel -- Bellville. Mrs. Rachel Merril died at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 9th., after a prolonged illness. She was 70 years, 10 months and 22 days old. -- [Bellville Star: 11 August 1887, Vol. 10, No. 46]

Merrill, Edith Dewey -- Bellville. Edith Dewey, little daughter of Alonzo Merrill and wife, died Sunday after a few days' illness with black diphtheria. Rev. Boyer preached a short sermon in the yard Monday morning and the interment was made in the cemetery at this place. The little girl was about four years old. -- [Bellville Messenger: 09 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 27]

Merrill, Martha -- Martha Merrill died Sunday afternoon of consumption, aged 55 years and some months. The obsequies took place from the house at 10 a.m., Tuesday. Rev. E.B. Shumaker preached the funeral sermon. The remains were interred in the Bellville cemetery. -- [Bellville Messenger: 14 August 1903, Vol. 11, No. 32]

Merryman, Ray B. -- 68Y; d. 3/30/1955 at Mansfield; b. 1/7/1887 at Edison, OH; Came to Mansfield in 1897; h/o Beatrice Russell; bur. Mansfield Cem. [MNJ 3/30/1955]

Mersell, Franklin -- bur. 7/28/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  2m   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Mertz, Anna M. -- 76Y; d. 1/12/1952 at home, Mansfield; b. 5/12/1875 at College Point, NY; mem. First Lutheran Church; cousin J.B. Hamm; bur. Loudonville (OH) Cemetery [MNJ 1/12/1952]

Merwine, Clara

Messenger, ----

Messenger, Montgomery -- The last will and testament of Montgomery Messenger has been admitted to probate.  [Ohio Liberal:  12 June 1878]

Metcalf, Earl B. -- Earl B. Metcalf, 75, of Benedict Rd., Butler, owner of Met's Auto Supply stores in Ashland and on West Fourth St. and Indiana Ave. in Mansfield, died in his home this morning. Mr. Metcalf was born in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 8, 1894. A graduate of the University of Kansas, he came to Mansfield 50 years ago and was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Metcalf was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Optimist Club, McVey Post No. 16 American Legion, the BPO Elks, Chamber of Commerce, Mansfield Lodge No. 35, F and AM, the Al Koran Temple and Mansfield Shrine Club and Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at the University of Kansas. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madge Gibson Metcalf, to whom he would have been married 50 years this October; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Wilson of 351 Gatewood Dr.; Mrs. Royal Grubb of 174 West Durbin Ave., Bellville, and Mrs. Patricia Ryder of Scottsdale Ariz., and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted in the J. H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 3, with Rev. Robert A. Baker, pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call in the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Masonic services will be conducted Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home by the Mansfield Lodge No. 35 F and AM. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Georgia. [Mansfield News Journal - Monday, June 29, 1970]

Metcalf, Edith Charlotte -- Obituary NOT on-line, but may be found in the 10 July 1972 issue of the Mansfield News Journal.

Metcalf, Edna M. -- 53Y; w/o Don; d. at home (Lexington Ave., Mansfield); formerly of 1352 Springmill Rd.; b. 3/6/1902 at Butler; d/o G.G. & Ethel (Swank) Greer; mother of John; bur. Mansfield Memorial Park [see full obit. - Mansfield News Journal: 14 October 1955]

Metcalf, Jessie -- Jessie Metcalf died at 6 o'clock Sunday evening at his home on Pleasant Avenue of typhoid fever after an illness of two weeks.  The funeral services were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the family residence.  [Mansfield News:  21 August 1899]

Metcalf, John I. -- d. 6/19/1871 at Sharon Twp.;  married;  67y;  b. New York;  farmer;  white;  cause of death = suicide by shooting;  res. Sharon Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Metcalf, Maggie -- Died, of bilious typhoid fever, at Wellsvile, Montgomery County, Mo., on Sunday, August 22d., 1873, Mrs. Maggie Metcalf, aged about 25 years, wife of C.L. Metcalf, formerly of this vicinity. Mrs. Metcalf greatly endeared herself to her neighbors while residing in the vicinity of Shelby. None knew her but to love and respect. The parting at her removal was as sad, as now is the intelligence of her death. [Shelby Independent News: 04 September 1873, Vol. 5, No. 45]

Metcalf, T. J. – FUNERAL FOR T. J. METCALF TO BE HELD AT FAMILY HOME – Funeral services will be held at the family home, 2 Dunbilt court, Friday for T. J. Metcalf, 47, World war veteran and well known Mansfielder, who died yesterday after a heart attack. Services will be held at 3 p.m. with Rev. Paul Saleate, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Mr. Metcalf for 25 years was identified with the Freundlich Clothing company here and for the past year operated a gasoline service station on Lexington avenue. His wife, Edith Metcalf, formerly with the state sales tax division, and a son, Richard, are his immediate survivors. [Unknown paper, 23 October 1940]

Metz, ---- -- Shelby. The 3-months-old daughter of H.P. Metz died Friday and was buried Sunday afternoon. [Semi-Weekly News: 10 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 64]

Metz, Bessie -- Bessie Metz, 80, Dies Wednesday.  Funeral services were held this morning at the Barkdull Funeral Home for Bessie Day Metz, 80, of 90 Second St. who died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday at Crestwood Care Center. Rev. James Lumadue, her pastor, officiated with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Born in Perrysville, Ind. June 3, 1898 she had been a Shelby resident 49 years and a member of the First Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, David M.; four sons, Harold Day and Norman Day, both of Shelby, Ronald Day of Mansfield and Leo Day of Fairborne; five daughters, Mrs. William (Marie) Dodge and Mrs. Howard (Phyllis) Kempf of Shelby, Mrs. Joseph (Nellie) Popa and Ruth Stanford of Galion and Mrs. Kenneth (Imogene) Lewis of Phoenix Arizona; one step-son, Charles Metz of Mephis Tenn.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Willard (Myrtle) Ruhl of Mt. Gilead and Mrs. John (Jenivive) Griffin of Tampa. Fla.; 35 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Submitted by Terry W. [unknown paper, unknown date]

Metz, David M. -- David M. Metz, 86, a former Shelby resident recently residing in Mt. Gilead, died in Peoples Hospital, Mansfield, Friday evening following short illness. Born Feb. 17, 1869 in Camden, Ind., he had been a Shelby resident for 60 years. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church and was retired from the former Shelby Metal Products Company. He served in the 37th Division Infantry in World War I and was a member of the Shelby Eagles and American Legion. Survivors include one son, Charles, Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. John (Genevieve) Griffith, Sr., Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Willard (Myrtle) Ruhl, Mt. Gilead; one sister, Mrs. Marvail Balliette, Mansfield; four step-sons, Raymond and Norman Say, both of Shelby, Edward Day, Dayton, and Ronald Day, Mansfield; five step-daughters, Mrs. William (Marie) Dodge and Mrs. Howard (Phyllis) Kempf, both of Shelby, Mrs. Ruth Stamfort and Mrs. Nellie Popoe, both of Galion, and Mrs. Kenneth (Imogene) Lewis, Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Barkdull Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Hiney, Pleasant Grove Community Church, Bellville, presiding. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. today. Submitted by Terry W. [source not identified]

Metzger, John -- John Metzger, an inmate of the county infirmary, died Monday morning of dropsy. He was well known in this city and was formerly train runner for the Keller house. He was buried Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. [Semi-Weekly News: 04 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 45]

Metzger, John -- bur. 4/28/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  62y, 12d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Metzger, Mary K. -- 80Y; d. 5/20/1955 at Plainwell, MI; wid/o Benjamin; bur. Mansfield Mem. Park [MNJ 5/31/1955]

Metzger, Ottilla -- d. 4/25/1870 at Sharon Twp., no cause of death listed;  63y, 4m, 23d;  b. at Germany;  res. Sharon Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Metzger, Pius -- Shelby. Pius Metzger, of the settlement, died last Friday, aged about 65 years. He was the father of J.J. Metzger, of this city. The funeral was held Monday. -- [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 08 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 11]

Metzger, Simon F. -- Simon F. Metzger, 74, passed away at the Crestline Emergency hospital Monday morning, the result of an accidental fall in his home in Crestline. He was born March 22, 1870 at the Shelby Settlement with his entire life spent in that place until he moved six weeks ago 336 North Columbus street, Crestline. He was a member of the Shelby Settlement Holy Name Society. Survivors include his widow, Johanna, seven daughters, Mrs. Otto Stine of the Shelby Settlement, Mrs. Marion McJunkin, Mrs. Paul Fisher, Mrs. Ferris Smith, and Mrs. Jack Hauck, all of Crestline, Miss Mary Metzger of Cleveland, Miss Marcella Metzger of Shelby and one son, Vincent Metzger of Shelby. Twelve grandchildren, one brother, Henry Metzger and one sister, Mary Metzger, of the Shelby Settlement also survive. The body will be removed from the Garverick funeral home to the family home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at the St. Joseph church in Crestline with Father Slattery, assisted by Father Bouschere and Friar Edmond Sutter in charge. Burial will be in the Shelby Settlement cemetery. Submitted by Terry W. [DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Tuesday, November 7, 1944]

Meuhler, Mrs. Phillip -- Monday.  Mrs. Philip Meuhler, an imbecile, an inmate of the county infirmary, died this morning.  The remains were interred in the Mansfield Cemetery today by relatives.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 January 1893]

Mewes, Bernard A. -- bur. 4/1/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  9m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Meyer, Henry -  Henry Meyer, 67, a resident of the Richland County Home died at the home Tuesday evening. There are no survivors. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Georgia. [Mansfield News Journal - June, 26, 1968 - Page 12]

Meyer, Vera O. -- Mansfield News Journal, 07 October 1988

Meyerhoff, Frederich -- DIED -- At Boydton, Va., July 18, of dropsy, FREDERICH MEYERHOFF, formerly of Mansfield, aged 52 years. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 16 August 1883, Vol. 33, No. 39]

Meyers, ---- -- The news reached the city that a little boy, the son of a farmer named Meyers living near Shelby, met his death in a singular way Saturday.  He was alone in his father's wagon when the spirited team ran away, the child was thrown to the ground and his head horribly mangled, the brains oozing from the wound.  [Ohio Liberal:  28 May 1879]

Meyers, Charles W. -- 67Y; Died 6/23/1956 at home, Mansfield; Born 4/6/1889 at Fort Wayne, Ind.; WWI Vet.; h/o Bertha Bolesky; bur. Mansfield Cemetery [MNJ 6/23/1956]

Meyers, Dennis -- Dennis "Denny" Meyers - MANSFIELD - Dennis Eugene "Denny" Meyers, 42, 152 West Main St., Lucas, died Sunday morning at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus following a seven-month illness. He was born Sept. 17, 1946, in Mansfield, where he lived most of his life. Mr. Meyers, a staff sergeant with the 179th Tactical Airlift Group, had worked as an emergency medical technician for Byrd Ambulance. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lucas Lions Club, AMVETS Post 26, senior choir at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and was active in the Lutheran Church Men, president of Odd Fellows Cemetery Association, past vice-president of Pandora Dance Club and a past member of the Lucas-Monroe Township rescue squad. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Peter's Catholic High School and North Central High School and North Central Technical College and served in the U.S. Navy. Surviving are his wife, Carol A. Burns Meyers, whom he married Sept. 16, 1972; one sister, Mrs. John (Bonnie) Marker of Waukegan, Ill.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Meyers of Palmetto, Fla.; seven nephews and neices; and two-god sons, Joshua and Nathan Kitzmiller. Calling hours will be at Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church by Dr. Wray C. Smith, pastor. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Military services will be held at the graveside. Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Submitted by Gary. [Mansfield News Journal: 24 April 1989]

Meyers, George B.



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