Obituaries & Death Notices:  Pr - Py

Richland Co., Ohio

Obituaries & Death Notices:  Pr - Py

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Prame, John -- Saturday.  John Prame, son of F.J. Prame, of Shiloh, died several days ago and the funeral was held yesterday.  The deceased had just reached manhood and had been attending Wittenberg College until several weeks ago when he complained of ill-health and returned home.  He was well known throughout the north part of the county.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 April 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 48]

Pratsmor, Frederick -- bur. 8/1/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  78y;  res. Mifflin Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Pratt, Everton -- bur. 4/2/1879 at Mansfield Cem., spasms;  1m, 14d  [Ohio Liberal:  09 July 1879]

Pratt, Mrs. A.C. -- Mrs. A.C. Pratt, who has made her home with her niece, Mrs. C.C. Enyart, of 96 West Second Street, this city, died very suddenly this morning of heart failure.  Mrs. Pratt had been in her usual health.  This morning she arose and was dressing when she called for Mrs. Enyart.  When the latter's mother answered the call, she said "I am weak" and fell over on the bed.  A physician was summoned but life was almost gone when he arrived.  No arrangements will be made for the funeral till the arrival of George C. Pratt of Indianapolis, son of the deceased.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  28 July 1906]

Preis, Bessie -- MRS. PREIS, 87, DIES AT ASHLAND -- ASHLAND --- Mrs. Bessie Preis, 87, died yesterday at her home, 1023 Mt. Auburn St. She was the former owner of the Preis Store, which was destroyed by fire last fall. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Melvin Jacoby of Ashland, and five sons, Morton of Ashland, Henry of Warren, Samuel of Washington, D.C., Bernard of Jackson, Mich., and Arthur of New York City. Funeral services were to be conducted at the Denbow Funeral Home at 2 p.m. today by Rabbi Abram Hartstein, with burial in Ontario Cemetery. The family requested that memorial contributions be made to the Cancer Fund.  Submitted by klynn.  [Mansfield News Journal:  04 January 1963]

Prescott, Tillie Bell -- Died, September 3d., 1879, at the residence of S.S. Balliet, Mrs. Tillie Bell Prescott, aged 29 years, 4 months and 6 days.  Her parents died when she was quite young, but through the kindness of an older sister, Mrs. Balliet, she was cared for on the old homestead.  At the age of sixteen she was converted to God, and ever after lived a life of devotion to the God whom she promised to love and serve.  About a year since she, with her husband and two children, moved to Kansas, where her health failing and well knowing the deception of that terrible disease, consumption, she desired to return to the old home where she lived but three weeks after returning.  During the last few hours of her stay on earth she talked freely with her husband and sisters about death, requesting the family to sing "Sweet Bye and Bye".  Then bidding them farewell she was heard in a low whisper, trying to sing, "I'm going home to die no more".  She died "trusting in Him whom she was not ashamed to own."  "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."  [Ohio Liberal:  10 September 1879]

Presley, Clements -- Clements Presley, the 3-weeks-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Chas. A. Schaeffer of 207 Wayne St., died Saturday morning.  The funeral will be Monday morning.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  08 May 1909]

Preston, Mrs. Bernard

Preston, Mrs. T. M. -Mrs. T. M. Preston, sister of J.N. Case, died at her home near Plymouth at 4 p.m., July 22. She leaves five children, her husband having died some years ago. Funeral Friday, July 24, at 10 a.m. [The Mansfield News: Wednesday, July 22,1903]

Preston, Rebecca Spencer -- Rebecca Spencer Preston was born in Billinghay, Lincolnshire, England, July 5, 1836, and departed this life suddenly at the home of her brother, William Spencer, near Forest, Ohio, Jan. 2nd., at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 27 days.  In the year 1843 she, with her parents, settled in Richland County, O., and was married to Levi Preston, Feb. 25, 1869.  One daughter was born to this union, Sarah Edith.  Mr. Preston died in 1886 and just four weeks thereafter the child died.  In 1887 she came to the home of her brother, William.  Aunt Becky, as she was familiarly known, was interested in the M.P. church and contributed liberally to the building of the new church.  In 1876 her youngest sister, Mrs. Emma Pugh, passed away.  In 1910 another sister, Mrs. Jane Briggs, died;  and in 1914, Mrs. Sarah Johnson, the only sister living, died.  Deceased leaves two brothers, J.H. and Wm. Spencer, besides a number of other relatives and a large number of friends, for to know her was to love her, as she was always bright and cheerful and had a good word for everyone.  Funeral services were held from the M.P. church, Monday morning, Rev. Ewing officiating;  the remains were taken to the Henston Cemetery for interment.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  30 January 1915, Vol. 62, No. 11 as re-printed from the Forest Review.]

Price, ---- -- On Thursday, the 1st. inst., the little son of Wm. H. Price, aged about 4 years and 6 months, while playing about the room, fell backwards into a bucket of hot water left carelessly standing on the floor and was scalded so terribly on the legs and back that it died from the effects of its injuries on Sunday last at noon.  The funeral occurred on Monday at 4 p.m.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  10 July 1884, Vol. 34, No. 34]

Price, ---- -- Mansfield, April 7.  One of David Price's children died at his home, 50 Newman Street, yesterday, from diphtheria and was buried at 10 o'clock this morning.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  07 April 1890, Vol. 6, No. 27]

Price, ---- -- Monday.  The little son of Wm. Price, living on Newman Street, died yesterday with diphtheria and was buried at 10 o'clock today.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 April 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 47]

Price, Benjamin F. -- bur. 3/4/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  30y  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Price, Catherine Jane Wilcox -- Mansfield -- Catherine Jane Wilcox price, 92, died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, in Houston after a long illness. She was the last survivor of nine children of U. G. Wilcox and Lydia Severns Wilcox and was born in Richland County, Ohio on May 4, 1909. She was preceded in death by her parents; eight sisters and brothers; a daughter, Sharon; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; and niece and two nephews. Surviving are her husband, Holland Price; son R. A. Eichelberger of Texas; daughter Charlene Hudgens of TN; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jerry Trainor of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews throughout the U. S. Collins Johnson Funeral Home handled arrangements and a memorial service will be held at Ark Family Church in Conroe, Texas. Submitted by Judy. [Mansfield News Journal: 20 November 2001]

Price, Ezekiel -- bur. 1/1888 at Mansfield Cem., ulceration of the bowels;  72y, 7m, 12d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Price, Frank -- Tuesday.  A sad and probably fatal accident happened in the machine shops of the P.F.W. & C. railroad at Crestline shortly after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  Frank Price, a young man, aged 20 years, who was engaged in learning the machinist trade, walked too near a can of gasoline with a lighted torch and an explosion followed, burning his face in a horrible manner and destroying the sight of both eyes.  At last accounts Price was still alive, but there is no hope that he will survive.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 October 1892]

Price, Isaac A. -- SHELBY -- Isaac A. Price died last Friday at the home of his son, William Price, west of town, aged 89 years.  The funeral was held at the house on Sunday and the remains interred at Oakland Cemetery in this city.  [Mansfield News:  02 May 1899]

Price, James -- INDEPENDENCE -- James Price died last Saturday morning.  He had been troubled for some time with lung disease and kidney complaint.  The funeral services were conducted in the Evangelical Church;  the Rev. Father Williams preached the sermon, and Rev. Rife assisted in the services.  He was buried in the Independence cemetery.  Mr. Price leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter.  He had lived in this township upwards of thirty years, devoted a good portion of his time in the law business.  He was a good citizen and had many warm friends and was always an advocate of Democratic principles.  The large church was crowded to its upmost capacity.  We loose an honest and a good citizen.   [Ohio Liberal:  04 April 1883]

Price, James A. -- After a prolonged illness and a heroic battle for life, the subject of this sketch -- James A. Price -- passed away Wednesday morning, April 26th., 1905, at his late home in Bellville, Ohio, at 9:05 o'clock.  Mr. Price, who had been failing in health the past two years or more, grew suddenly worse last September, and from the first of his illness his chance for recovery was considered doubtful.  The cause of his death was due to Bright's disease and heart trouble.  The last two months, however, he seemed better and spent quite a little of his time in the office and in visiting his old acquaintances on the street and at the different places of business.  On Friday, April 21st., he suffered a relapse and rapidly grew worse until the end came.  James A. Price was born in Monmouthshire, West England, Feb. 11, 1847, and at the age of two and a half years, he and a younger brother, William L., came with their parents to America. The family first located at Perrysville, Ashland County, but later removed to a farm near Butler, Worthington Township, Richland County, where he spent his boyhood years upon the farm of which in after years he became the owner.  On the 20th. of May, 1864, at the age of seventeen, he entered the office of the Mt. Vernon Banner to learn the printing business under the late Lecky Harper.  After serving his three years apprenticeship, he worked one year as a journeyman upon the same paper.  He then went to Cincinnati and accepted a position as a compositor on the Daily Enquirer, filling that place for a period of about four years.  From Cincinnati he went to Pittsburg, where he became identified with a large job printing establishment, the foremanship of which he held for ten years.  After many years of experience in his chosen profession, Mr. Price returned to his old home at Butler and started the Worthington Enterprise.  The initial copy was issued December 6, 1888.  The name of the paper was afterward changed to the Butler Enterprise and enlarged from a seven-column folio to a six-column quarto.  On the 8th. of December, 1892.  Mr. Price founded the Bellville Messenger, and on the 7th. of February, 1893, he removed his printing establishment to Bellville, where he and his family have since resided.  He continued the publication of the Enterprise at Butler, retaining an office there, where the composition and reporting is done.  The father, Mr. James E. Price, died 22 years ago;  the mother died 11 years ago, and the brother, William L., died last August in St. Louis, Mo.  One sister, Mrs. J.W. Bell, of Butler, is the only member of the family that remains.  On the 8th. of March, 1887, Mr. Price was united in marriage to Miss Leah E. Severns, and to them was born one child, J. Edward Price.  The mother and son remain to mourn their loss.  The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church, Friday, April 28th., at 12:30 p.m., conducted by Elder H.H. Burkholder, assisted by Rev. A.C. Rand.  There was a large attendance, many being unable to gain admission to the church.  The Masonic and K. of P. lodges, of which the deceased was a member, were in attendance as a body.  The services were well rendered and were impressive.  The singing was by a quartet composed of Mrs. A.H. Brown, Mrs. A.C. Rand, S.A. Anderson and C.W. Fisher, with Miss Goldie Hughey as organist.  The first number was "Jesus Savior, Pilot Me" followed with a prayer by the Rev. A.C. Rand.  The other numbers were "Lead Kindly Light" and "Sleep Thy Last Sleep".  The singing added much to the impressiveness of the occasion and was highly commented upon by all those present.  Elder Burkholder paid a well-deserved tribute to the life and character of the deceased, and spoke of the shortness of life, that it "appeareth for a little time, and then vanishes away".  At the conclusion of the services, the remains were taken to Butler for interment, the services at the church and cemetery being under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity.  As a mark of respect to the deceased and showing the high esteem in which he was held in the community, the business houses were closed during the funeral.  The floral offerings were varied and lovely.  The sympathy of the community is with Mrs. Price and her son, who are bereft of a husband and father.  The announcement of the death of Mr. Price was received with profound sorrow by the citizens of Bellville and surrounding community.  His affable disposition won for him a host of friends and straight forward course during his stay of twelve years among the people of Bellville commanded the respect of all who knew him.  The esteem in which he was held was demonstrated by his election for three consecutive terms to the position of Justice of the Peace, the honor being conferred upon him in April, 1897.  In addition to the office of township justice he received the appointment of police justice, both of which positions he very efficiently filled.  Both the Bellville Messenger and the Butler Enterprise received the hearty support of the people from the very first.  The influence of these papers has been of an uplifting character, and it is to be hoped that their future may be as useful as in the past and that the same moral and financial support may be given them in return.  -- H.H. Burkholder.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  05 May 1905, Vol. 13, No. 14]  [photograph available]

Price, James E. -- Independence. We are sorry to report the death of James E. Price, who died with heart disease at his residence two and one-half miles east of town. The deceased was 63 years, 1 month and 9 days of age. The funeral was preached by Rev. Williams at the Albright church. The remains were interred in the Independence cemetery last Sunday. -- [Bellville Star: 05 April 1883, Vol. 6, No. 27]

Price, James Madison -- James Madison Price died of pneumonia Sunday evening, February 2 at his home in Crestline. Funeral at the Methodist Church in Crestline, Wednesday. Mr. Price survived only one week the death of his wife, Mrs. Sigourney Mower Price, who was taken by the same disease. Mr. Price has many warm friends in this vicinity who will be shocked to hear of his sudden death. He lived in this county for about forty years having been conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad the greater part of the time. He is survived by two sons, William M. Price of Crestline, and Frank C. Price, of Bellefontaine. Mr. Price is a brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Harroun and an uncle of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Scott of this city. Submitted by Mike. [Mansfield News: 03 February 1908]

Price, Mary Royston -- Monday.  Mrs. Mary Royston Price, an old and well known resident of Worthington Township, died of cholera morbus at 3 o'clock last Friday evening, aged 81 years, 5 months and 21 days.  She was sick only one day.  Mrs. Price was one of the old landmarks of Worthington Township and she will be missed by a large number of relatives and friends.  She was the mother of editor James A. Price, of the Bellville Messenger and Butler Enterprise.  The interment was made Saturday afternoon in the Independence Cemetery.  Rev. M.B. Meade, of Amity, conducted the funeral services.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 13]

Price, Mary Royston -- At Rest.  The aged mother of the editor of this paper died at her home, two miles southeast of Butler, at the dearly hour of 3 a.m.  Friday morning, of cholera morbus, after a brief illness of less than 24 hours, aged 81 years, 5 months and 21 days.  The obsequies took place Saturday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the Independence cemetery by the side of her husband, the late Jas. E. Price, who preceded her to the Spirit World something over ten years ago.  The funeral sermon was preached in the M.P. Church by the Rev. M.B. Meade, of Amity, assisted by the Rev. Jos. Long, of Bellville.  Mary Royston Price was born in England, in the shire of York, February 20, 1812, and spent the early days of her life in that country where she was united in marriage with Jas. E. Price in the year 1846.  In 1849 they emigrated to this country, locating in Richland County, where they spent the remainder of their days.  Their union was blessed with three children -- two boys and one girl -- James A., William L. and Bess, who survives them.  While in her girlhood days and in her native land the subject of the above sketch became a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church in which faith she spent her long and useful life and died a firm believer in Methodism and in the Christian faith.  <<scripture omitted>>  [BUTLER ENTERPRISE:  17 August 1893, Vol. V, No. 38]

Price, Mrs. John -- Died, on the 22d. inst., in Madison township, Mrs. Price, consort of John C. Price, Esq.  [Mansfield Gazette & Richland Farmer:  24  February 1830]

Price, Sigourney Mower -- Mrs. Sigourney Mower Price, after an illness of four days, died of pneumonia Monday morning, January 27, at her home in Crestline. Funeral Wednesday at Methodist Church in Crestline. Mrs. Price was born in this county and was the granddaughter of the early pioneers and has a large circle of friends in this city and vicinity, who will mourn her departure. Mrs. Price was a very active and useful woman in her home, in the church and in the community, and her bountiful ministrations will be greatly missed. Mrs. Price is survived by her husband, J. M. Price (in point of service, one of the oldest conductors on the Pennsylvania Railroad), and two sons, William H. Price, of Crestline and Frank Price of Bellefontaine. Mrs. Anna M. Mills, of San Diego, Cal., Mrs. J. M. Black, of Bucyrus, and Mrs. Hiram Harroun, of this city are sisters of the deceased. Submitted by Mike. [Mansfield News Journal: 28 January 1908]

Priest, Frank B. -- The news has been received here of the death of Frank B. Priest, aged about 25 years, of consumption, at Seffner, Fla., where he went about a year ago to try to regain his health.  A little over a week ago, Miss Minnie Douglass, of this city, went to his bedside, when they were joined in marriage.  The remains will be brought here for burial.  [Mansfield Herald:  02 October 1890, Vol. 40, No. 46]

Priest, Frank B. -- The remains of Frank Bruce Priest arrived from Florida at 4:14 p.m. Thursday and were taken to the residence of M.E. Douglass on West Fourth street, from where the funeral will take place this afternoon at 3:00, Rev. Dr. J.W. Hubbell and Rev. N.S. Albright officiating.  The burial was intended to be private, but a company of National Guards, of which he was a member, will arrive from Akron at 11:02 a.m. and all friends of the families are invited to be present.  [Mansfield Herald:  02 October 1890, Vol. 40, No. 46]

Priest, Frank Bruce -- Wednesday.  The remains of Frank B. Priest are expected to arrive here at noon tomorrow.  If possible the funeral will not take place until Friday afternoon.  Revs. N.S. Albright and J.W. Hubbell will officiate at the obsequies, which will be held at the residence of M.E. Douglass, on West Fourth Street.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 October 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 20]  *An additional notice of Mr. Priest's death can be found in the 11 October 1890 edition of the Richland Shield & Banner.

Priest, Rhoda -- Thursday.  A telegram was received this morning by Attorney S.C. Parker, announcing the death of his aunt, Mrs. Rhoda Priest, of Loudonville.  The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m.  Her husband, Alonzo Priest, died and was buried last week.  They are the parents of Attorney Stephen B. Priest, of Cleveland, formerly of this city.  The deceased is also an aunt of Mrs. F.W. Pierson.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 50]

Princehorn, Mrs. Henry -- Wednesday.  Henry Princehorn received a telegraph last night announcing the death of his aged mother, Mrs. Henry Princehorn, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Duerr, at Ontario.  The lady was 82 years old.  Funeral services were held this afternoon at Ontario.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 September 1892]

Prindle, John W.

Prindle, Mrs. J.W. -- Tuesday.  Mrs. J.W. Prindle, of Lida Street, died at 3:30 o'clock this morning, aged 64 years.  The funeral will be held from the Christian church on East Third Street at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  Rev. G.M. Kemp will conduct the services.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 December 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 30]

Pritchard, ---- -- bur. 12/28/1879 at Mansfield Cem.;  still born   [Richland Shield & Banner: 10 January 1880]

Pritchard, ---- -- Monday.  The little son of J.N. Pritchard of near Bunker Hill, Worthington Township, was buried today at 11 o'clock a.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 4]

Pritchard, ---- -- Independence.  Mr. & Mrs. George Pritchard's little baby died and was buried at Bunker Hill.  --  [Bellville Star:  02 February 1888, Vol. 11, No. 19]

Pritchard, Alvah R. -- Butler.  A. R. Pritchard, 65, died Friday afternoon at his home here following a lingering illness.  Surviving are his wife, Daisy; a son, Olin of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Donna and Ruby at home; a brother, Walter of Butler; a sister, Mrs. H. L. Berry of Bellville, and three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Methodist church with Rev. Harry Young of West Lafayette, officiating, assisted by Rev. H. T. Wintermute, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial will be in the Fredericktown cemetery.  Submitted by Jean.  [unknown newspaper:  16 April 1937]

Prichard, Alvah R. -- A.R. Pritchard, aged 65, passed away Friday afternoon at his home here following a lingering illness.  Mr. Pritchard had spent his entire life in Richland County and resided in Butler for 33 years.  he is survived by his wife, Daisy, a son Olin of Mt. Vernon (OH), two daughters, Donna and Ruby at home;  a brother, Walter of Butler;  a sister, Mrs. H.L. Berry of Bellville and three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the M.E. church with Rev. Harry Young of West Lafayette officiating, assisted by Rev. H.T. Wintermute, pastor of the church.  Burial was made in the Fredericktown (OH) cemetery.   [Bellville Star:  22 April 1937]

Pritchard, Clark -- BUTLER -- Clark Pritchard, aged about 64 years, a former resident of this vicinity, died Monday at his home near Danville and was buried at North Bend on Thursday afternoon.  He was sitting in his chair, conversing with his family, and died suddenly.  He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters, and two brothers, George of Mansfield, and James of Carthage, Mo.  [Richland County Leader:  04 February 1921, Vol. 2, No. 8]

Pritchard, Cyril L. -- Cyril L. Pritchard, 78, of Highland Avenue, Bellville, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1 at Mansfield General Hospital of an apparent heart attach [sic] following surgery.  Mr. Pritchard was born in Butler and lived his entire life in the Richland County and Knox County areas.  He was a retired farmer and school bus driver.  He was a member of the Butler United Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Jennie; one son, Dwight of Bellville; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hubert of Butler and Quaid of Akron, and one sister, Mrs. Reba Parcell of Detroit.  Services were Tuesday at the Snyder Funeral Home in Bellville with The Rev. Donald Earlenbaugh officiating.  Burial was in Bellville Cemetery.  Submitted by Jean.  [Bellville Star:  06 December 1973]

Pritchard, Edward -- Butler.  Edward Pritchard, an 80-year-old pioneer of near Bunker Hill, died Tuesday night and was buried at Bunker Hill cemetery on Thursday afternoon.  Rev. Caldwell, of Bellville, conducted the service.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 32]

Pritchard, Harry -- Boys Witness Friend Drown in Blackfork -- Harry Prichard [sic], of Near Lucas, Loses Life Sunday Afternoon UNABLE TO SWIM -- Sinks in Water Over His Head--Mates Powerless to Assist  -- Tragedy marked the Sunday holiday in Richland county when an accidental drowning claimed the life of a member of a group of five boys who were swimming in the Blackfork river.  Caught beyond his depth in the river, Harry Pritchard, aged 16, drowned while his four companions, unable to swim, looked on.  Pritchard, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pritchard, two miles south of Lucas, was also unable to swim, it was reported to Sheriff Aaron Davis Monday.  Attempts to Save Lad  -- Horror stricken when they saw their chum sink beneath the river's level and fail to rise again, the four boys who were standing on the bank of the stream, ran to the road in quest of assistance.  A motorist, whose name was not revealed, jumped into the stream in a vain effort to save the boy.  The body was recovered several minutes later about 20 feet down stream from where the Pritchard boy entered the water.  The body was lodged against a log, Sheriff Davis reported.  Stream Deep at Point  -- According to Sheriff Davis and Dr. L. C. Nigh, who investigated the accident, the water at the point where the lad entered the river was about eight feet in depth.  The five boys, Pritchard, Ralph Crawford, Arthur Daly, Ralph Winters and a boy by the name of Stoodt left their homes shortly after 2 p.m. for the river.  None of the five members of the group could swim and did not realize the water was so deep at this point, officials were told.  Pritchard was the first to enter the water and several seconds after jumping into the stream sank.  Dr. Nigh, who acted in the absence of Coroner B. E. Shreffler, in his verdict, held the drowning was accidental and that the boy, unable to swim, was caught beyond his depth in the stream.  Funeral Tuesday -- Surviving are the parents, one brother, Walter, Lucas, three sisters, Ethel, Doris, at home and Mrs. Ruth Thompson, of near Lucas.  He was born near Little Washington on Dec. 5, 1913.  Funeral services will be held at Congregational church, Little Washington, Tuesday at 2 p. m.  Rev. Barnett, pastor of the Pleasant Valley Lutheran church, will conduct the services.  Burial will be made in Little Washington cemetery.  Submitted by Jean.  [newspaper unknown:  10 August 1930]

Pritchard, Ida V. -- Mrs. (this is an error as she was unmarried) Ida V. Pritchard, 84, of 34 Small Ave., died Sunday afternoon in the Woodlawn Nursing Home following an extended illness.  She was born Oct. 21, 1886 in Richland County and lived in this vicinity all her life.  Mrs. Pritchard was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church, a member of the Dorcas Sunday School, the Missionary Society of the Church, and the WCTU.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Harry Stone, of 34 Small Ave. and several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Tues-Wednesday at 1 p.m. by her pastor, Rev. Leland Wiley.  Burial will be in the Bunker Hill Cemetery near Butler.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening.  Submitted by Connie.  [Mansfield News Journal:  12 September 1971]

Pritchard, Jane (Wilson) -- Mrs. Jane Pritchard, wife of William Pritchard, and for fifty-three years a resident of this county, died last Sabbath at her late home in Worthington Township.  Jane Wilson was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa., July 7, 1804, and with her father's family came to Worthington Twp. in 1831.  She married William Pritchard, Dec. 2, 1841.  She was a Presbyterian and an earnest Christian from her youth.  She was a member of the Perrysville Pres. church under "Father" Huges' ministry, going through the weather seven miles to church on horseback, carrying a child in her lap.  She and her husband were among the original members of the "Bunker Hill" church.  For several years she was deprived of the greatest pleasure of her life, regular attendance at church.  During the last weeks of her life she was almost helpless, paralysis of the heart taking her suddenly to that heavenly Sabbath, just as the earthly Sabbath began.  She was the mother of three children.  Joseph, the oldest, died in the late war.  Samuel died in infancy.  William Hughes, the youngest, is a lawyer in Mansfield.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Anderson, her former pastor, at Bunker Hill, last Monday, a large congregation being present.  She leaves beside a husband and one son, an older sister, the mother of Ex. Gov. Kirkwood, of Iowa, in Iowa City, also Mrs. Hill, a younger sister, south of Independence, and a younger brother in Michigan.  She was aged 80 years, 1 month and 17 days.  "If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them that sleep in Jesus will God bring with him".  --  [Bellville Star:  28 August 1884, Vol. 7, No. 48]

Pritchard, John Newton —J. N. Pritchard, a prominent farmer of Richland County, residing two miles east of Butler, died Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at his home of pneumonia.  He was a brother of Hughes Pritchard, who was at one time a lawyer in this city.  Mr. Pritchard was 63 years of age and leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters.  He was a member of an Iowa regiment during the civil war and served during that memorable struggle.  He was a member of Samuel Bell post, G. A. R., and of Clearfork grange.  Funeral services Monday at 1 p.m..  Interment at Bunker Hill cemetery.  [The Mansfield News:  April 28, 1900]  Submitted by Faye and Jean

Pritchard, John Newton -- Butler.  The news of the sudden death of J. N. Pritchard came with shocking force Friday afternoon from the fact that his illness was not generally known. Even the members of family who reside a short distance away were not aware of his dangerous condition, until they were apprised of his death. Up to Wednesday evening he had been complaining, but he was able to perform the duties of the farm, and Thursday morning his condition had so rapidly changed for the worse that a physician was called, but of no avail. He continued to suffer intense pain consequent upon pneumonia and a bowel complication until death came to his relief at 4:30 Friday afternoon. The remains were removed from Noble Calhoun’s, where he died, to the Pritchard home at Bunker Hill, Saturday morning from which point the funeral took place Monday at 1 p. m., with the Rev. W. W. Anderson, of Loudonville, officiating. The obsequies were conducted under the auspices of Samuel Bell post, G. A. R. and Clearfork grange, of which orders deceased was a member. An extremely large concourse of people was present on the occasion to pay the last tribute of respect. Deceased was a prominent member of the G. A. R. and P. of H., being secretary of Clearfork grange at the time of his death. He was a faithful and consistent member of the Bunker Hill Presbyterian church, of which denomination he was an officer for many years. He was trustee of Worthington township a number of years ago and has held other positions of honor and trust. John Newton Pritchard was born Sept. 9, 1837, and was united in marriage to Mary Jane Calhoun Jan. 21, 1869. To this union was born six children, two daughters and four sons, four only of whom, together with the wife, survive, two sons having died several years ago. Deceased served his country in its time of need, four years and eight months, having joined the United States army at Iowa City, Iowa, Sept. 23, 1861. He was with Gen. Sully in his expeditions against the Indians of the northwest and saw some very exciting times in the different campaigns against the savage foe. He was promoted to sergeant at Fort Randall, Dakota, May 24, 1865, for good soldierly conduct. June 26, 1866, he was mustered out of service at Sioux City, Iowa, with a record of which to be proud. Submitted by Faye and Jean [The Mansfield News: May 3, 1900]

Pritchard, Mac Arnold --- Baby Is Scalded By Hot Water -- Infant Son of Lucas Parents Fatally Burned While Mother Is Washing Dishes  -- Lucas, Ohio--Mac Arnold Pritchard, 17-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pritchard, Lucas, died at the home Sunday of burns suffered when he was scalded by hot water Friday.   The child was burned about the head and body when he pulled a pan of hot water from a stove in the kitchen of the Pritchard home.  The baby was playing in the kitchen while his mother was washing dishes.  He reached for the pan full of water while his mother's back was turned and the boiling water spilled upon his head and shoulders.  Survivors are his parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. McFarland, Lucas; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Pritchard and a great grandfather, John W. Bowman.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Lucas Congregational church, in charge of Rev. Wellington Leininger of Chagrin Falls.  Burial will be in Lucas cemetery. Submitted by Jean.  [unknown newspaper:  01 October 1933]

Pritchard, Mary -- Butler.  Mrs. Mary Pritchard, the aged relict of the late Edward Pritchard, was discovered dead in bed Tuesday morning.  Death resulted from paralysis of the heart.  The funeral took place Thursday at 10 o'clock at Bunker Hill with the Rev. E.D. Paullin officiating.  Deceased was aged 80 years, 8 months and 4 days and was the mother of a number of children.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  02 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 99]

Pritchard, Mary May -- Miss Mary May Pritchard 72 died Wednesday afternoon at her home 32 Small Avenue after a brief illness.  She was born Nov. 8, 1884 near Butler and had spent her entire life in this area.  She was a member of the Main Street Evengelical United Brethren Church and the WCTU.  Surviving are two sisters Ida at home and Mrs. Linea Stone of Gallon; one brother Frank Pritchard of Greer, O; and several nieces and nephews.  The body was removed to the Wapner Funeral Home where services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 in charge of her pastor Rev Coburn C. Vandersall.  Burial will be in the Bunker Hill Cemetery near Butler.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund.  Submitted by Connie.  [Mansfield News Journal:  date unknown;  death date 15 May 1957]

Pritchard, Mrs. Alvah R. -- Mrs. Alvah R. (Daisy) Pritchard, 92, formerly of Butler, died June 28 at the Country Court Convalescent Home in Mt. Vernon after a long illness.  Mrs. Pritchard was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Butler and the Golden Age Club.  She had been a resident of Mt. Vernon for the past 20 years.  Survivors include a son, Olin, of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. William (Ruby) Walker of Columbus and Mrs. Walter (Donna) Isenberg of Altoona, Pa; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Services were Saturday at the Grohe Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Roy Godfrey officiating.  Submitted by Jean.  [Bellville Star:  05 July 1973]

Pritchard, Nettie S. Bowman -- Mrs. W. E. Pritchard, 56, Dies at Home South of Lucas -- Mrs. Nettie S. Bowman Pritchard, 56, wife of W. E. Pritchard, died early today at the family home tow and a half miles south of Lucas after an illness of several months.  Born in Little Washington, Mrs. Pritchard spent her entire life in this vicinity.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Walter A., of Mansfield; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Banks and Mrs. Joseph Thompson of near Lucas and Miss Doris Pritchard at home; a brother, A. T. Bowman of Fostoria; four half brothers, Anthen Bowman of Mifflin township, Alphius Bowman of Bellville, Harvey Bowman of Mansfield and Howard Bowman of Jeromesville; two half sisters, Mrs. George Stores of California and Mrs. Frank Mizer of Ashland, and four grandchildren.  She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church.  Funeral services will be held at the Congregational church in Little Washington at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday in charge of Rev. R. N. McMichael of Lucas.  Burial will be in the Little Washington cemetery. Submitted by Jean.  [unknown newspaper:  18 May 1936]

Pritchard, Oscar Orin

Pritchard, Sofia Leiter -- Mrs. Pritchard Dies in Sumner, Washington  -- Mrs. W. H. Pritchard died Jan. 7 at Sumner, Wash.  Her maiden name was Sofia Leiter.  She was born at Lucas Jan. 15, 1853 and was married to Hugh Pritchard in 1874.  The Pritchard family lived in Mansfield until 1884 when they moved to the state of Washington.  Mrs. Pritchard is survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. N. M. Wolfe of this city.  Notes from Jean ....  note: Mrs. Pritchard's given name was Sophia. She was not survived by her husband; he died in 1901.  Submitted by Jean.  [Mansfield News:  08 January 1930, p. 16]

Pritchard, William Hugh -- W. H. Pritchard -- Death in Olympia, Wash. of a former Richland County Man -- An Able Lawyer and a Good Man Passes to the Life Beyond—Sketch of his Life and Career in the Field of Education, Law and Public Service -- A telegram signed J. S. Pritchard dated Olympia, Washington, May 19, was received here Sunday afternoon, announcing the death, by pneumonia, of his father, Judge W. H. Pritchard, at Olympia, at 1 o’clock a.m., of the same day. William Hugh[es] Pritchard was born in Worthington township, Richland county, Ohio, July 18, 1850, and died at Olympia, Washington, May 19, 1901. He was born and reared on the farm, in a Presbyterian family, connected himself with the church of that name at an early age and remained a communicant therein until his death. Receiving a common school education, he taught the district schools of the county and with the means thus obtained he sought a higher education and attended the academies, first of Hayesville, and later Greentown at Perrysville. His school training was enthusiastic and thorough, so much so that he was employed as an assistant at the academy, continuing as such through his preparatory course, and entered college at Dennison University, afterwards graduating with high honors from the University at Wooster in its class of 1874. He then returned and was immediately engaged by the board of directors of Greentown academy as one of the faculty of instructors in that institution, where he remained for one year, and in the succeeding year was elected superintendent of the public schools at Shelby, O., at a handsome salary and was re-elected for the following year at an increased salary, always challenging admiration by his splendid abilities and the high order of merit attending his work. In the meantime he was preparing for the law and in 1878 he was admitted to the bar by the supreme court and immediately thereafter formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, N. M. Wolfe, at Mansfield, the firm doing a law business under the firm name of Pritchard & Wolfe, continuing in the practice of the law with flattering success until the spring of 1884, when he turned his steps to the then territory of Washington, locating at Colfax, Whitman county, and afterwards at Tacoma, Pierce county, where he lived and resided at the time of his death, which, however, took place at Olympia, the capital. Mr. Pritchard was united in marriage with Miss Sophia Leiter on his birthday, July 18, 1874, by whom he had four children, J. Sample, Natcher W., Lucretia, and Mary, in the order named, who, with his devoted wife, still survive. In 1892 Mr. Pritchard, at a meeting of the bar, irrespective of party, was selected as the best and most fitting and learned of the members of his profession in Pierce county for superior judge, was placed on the ticket and triumphantly elected to the office, which he filled with distinguished ability, retiring at the end of his term to his profession, which he still adorned at his death. In appearance modest and unassuming, yet fearless in defense of his convictions of right. He was an enthusiastic member of Alpha Eta chapter of Beta Theta Pi and left Dennison during the friction between faculty and fraternities. Later in life he joined the I.O.O.F. and had taken the Templar degrees in Masonry. His associations were always pure, he was strong in debate and masterly and scholarly in all his work. He was one of God’s noblemen and a multitude of friends and relatives in his native state will mourn his loss. His wife and children have profound sympathy in this hour of deepest gloom. In politics he was an ardent Republican and even in early life, aside from politics, was an able champion of the principles of protection. After coming to Mansfield he enjoyed the distinction of being chairman of the Young Men’s Republican club, and chairman of the county Republican executive committee. Judge Pritchard was brilliant, aggressive, and always safe; a leader among his friends, his party associates, and in the forum. To know him was to love him. His remains will doubtless repose in the state of his adoption. -- N. M. W. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News: Monday, May 20, 1901]

Pritchard, William -- Independence.  Wm. Pritchard died on Monday morning aged 82 years.  Interment took place at Bunker Hill on Wednesday.  Funeral discourse by Rev. Anderson, of Ashland.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 41]

Prock, ---- (infant) -- bur. 4/19/1875 at Mansfield Cem.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Procker, Anton -- d. 6/21/1955 at Lombard, IL;  s/o Joseph Sr.;  graduate of Mansfield Senior H.S., 1922;  b. 9/18/1904 at Austria-Hungary;  h/o Eva  [MNJ 6/22/1955]

Procker, Joseph Sr.

Proctor, Frederick Tracy -- 69Y;  d. 8/26/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 2/23/1886 at Mansfield;  h/o Grace Snyder;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 8/27/1955]

Propst, ---- -- Miss Minnie Propst was called home this morning to Shelby by the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Propst, of that place.  [Mansfield News:  08 April 1895, Vol. XI, No. 33]

Prosser, Dorothy A. -- Mansfield – Dorothy A. Prosser, 73, of 1049 Springmill St. died Monday evening, March 30, 1998 , in Woodlawn Nursing Home after a long illness.  Mrs. Prosser was born June 22, 1924 , in Mansfield , Ohio , living in the Mansfield area all of her life.  She was a former employee at Conley’s MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital and United Telephone Company.  Mrs. Prosser was a member of Community Baptist Bible Church and was the church Librarian for ten years.  Surviving are her husband, James O. Prosser of Mansfield ; three daughters, Sharon L. Beall of Mansfield , Jeannie Eaton of Columbus and Jane little of Mansfield , Ohio ; four sons, Gerald L. Myers, James L., Judson L. & Jack L. Prosser, all of Mansfield; fifteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and a brother, Russell Kozik of Seymour, Indiana.  She was preceded in death by parents Joseph Kozik & Rosella Daisy (Schroff) Kozik Bush, one sister and two grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors today from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.   Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor William Thurber and Pastor Randall Collins.  Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park .  Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Baptist Bible Church .   Submitted by Steve.  [source unknown]

Prosser, Kinney

Prosser, Marguerite G. -- Mrs. Marguerite G. Prosser, 53, of Plymouth Springmill Rd., Shelby, sister of Harold Troupe Jr. of Bellville, died Nov. 4 in Shelby Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Prosser was born in Michigan and had lived in Shelby for 20 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the CB Breakfast Club .Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Data entry by Randi Bowles Meentzen [Bellville Star, 13 Nov 1980]

Prosser, Willard B. -- Willard B. Prosser,72, of Rt. 2,Crestline and formerly of 283 Seventh Ave., Mansfield, father of a Bellville resident, died April 29 in Crestline Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  Mr. Prosser was born in Lexington and had lived in this area all his life. He was a retired equipment operator for Madison Township.  Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Lorraine) Campbell of Bellville, Mrs. Paris Stewart of Crestline, Mrs. Russell Shields of Mansfield, Mrs. Paul Jacobs of Greenwich, and Mrs. Robert Hagedorn of Mansfield; 20 grandchildren; and two sisters. Services were Friday at the Snyder Funeral Home in Lexington. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  Data entry by Randi Bowles-Meentzen [Bellville Star , 8 May 1980]

Proto, Sebastian -- Mansfield - Sebastian Proto, 85, died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital after a short illness.  Mr. Proto was born in Galion June 8, 1912, the son of the late Carl and Angeline Brucato Proto and lived in Mansfield most of his life.  He was owner of Proto Grill on east 4th Street and was a machinist at Ideal Electric retiring in 1977.  Preceded in death by son Carl C. Proto, a daughter, Elena Boyer, Mr. Proto is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nora M. Cesario Proto; son and daughter-in-law Larry and Susan Proto of Lexington; daughter Patricia Wyatt of Saugus, California; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Frances Cleland of Lexington, Devena Seifly in Mansfield, and Josephine (Charles) Posa of Sun City, Arizona.  Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Finefrock Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The family suggests memorials be made to the Richland County Mental Health Board, 30 Bowman Street, Mansfield, 44903,  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal May 13, 1998 p.7D)

Provas, Harry Eugene -- Harry Eugene Provas, aged 1 year, 2 months and 5 days, died at the home of its grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Grove, residing in the Taylor addition Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 15, marasmus being given as the cause of the infant's death.  Funeral services were held Thursday, burial taking place in Greenlawn Cemetery.  The family but recently removed from Shiloh to this place.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  19 September 1914, Vol. 61, No. 44]

Pry, Louis F. – Shelby.  Louis F. Pry, 73, died at 1:30 this morning at the family home a mile and a half south of here after an illness of three weeks.  Survivors are:  his wife; three sons, B. F. Pry of Crestline, and Harry M. and Glenn of Toledo; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Stiving at home.  The body was removed this morning from the Barkdull funeral home to the family home where friends may call.  Funeral services will be held in the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. G. W. Peters officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakland cemetery.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  Typed by Sherry.  [Mansfield News, 27 May 1933, p 2:5]

Pryor, James -- James Pryor died at his home on Newman Street at 7 o'clock last evening.  Mr. Pryor had been suffering from neuralgia of the stomach for the past week.  He was able to be about last Friday, but felt much worse yesterday and the neuralgia went to his heart which caused his death.  Mr. Pryor was 44 years of age and leaves a wife and nine children.  He was employed in the molding department of the Aultman-Taylor Co. a number of years, and was a prominent member of the Catholic church.  The funeral arrangements have hot yet been completed.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 June 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 3]

Pugh, Arthur E. -- d. 3/10/1958; 80Y; died at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.; born in Weller Twp.; Savannah Academy graduate; school teacher; member, Oakland Lutheran Church.  [MNJ 3/10/1958]

Pugh, Burdette W. -- 65Y;  d. 7/21/1954 at Richland Hosp. (near Mansfield);  b. 7/23/1888 at New Washington, OH;  h/o Laura;  bur. Union Pisgah Cemetery, Seneca Co., OH  [MNJ 7/22/1954]

Pugh, Edward H. -- Funeral services for Edward H. Pugh, 68, former Mansfield resident, who died unexpectedly in Cleveland Monday, will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Ables Funeral Home there with burial at Lorain.  Mr. Pugh fell dead while in downtown Cleveland.  When in Mansfield he was proprietor of a barber shop here, going to Cleveland 30 years ago.  Surviving are his widow, Minnie; two sons, James of Sandusky and Lloyd of Mansfield;  also a sister Mrs. F. J. Simpson and a brother Walter of Mansfield; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.   Submitted by Joanna.  [Mansfield News:  09 January 1946]

Pugh, Edward R. -- Edward R. Pugh, aged 73 years brother of James Pugh of this city died last evening at his home in Shelby.  He is survived by one son Henry and five daughters. Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.   Submitted by Joanna.  [Mansfield News Journal:  11 March 1920]

Pugh, Hasel M. Kennedy -- MANSFIELD – Hasel M Kennedy Pugh, 93, of 207 S Mulberry Sr., died Wednesday evening in Lexington Court Nursing Home following an extended illness.  She was born Oct. 24, 1893 in Mansfield, living here all her life.  Mrs. Pugh retired from Westinghouse in 1959 and was a member of Rebeccah Lodge in Bellville.  Surviving are two daughters; Marjorie Jona of Mansfield and Patricia Steen of Canal Fulton; one son, Robert Pugh of Mansfield; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Walter W., and by three brothers.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by Dr. Blake Wagner.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Submitted by Joanna.  [Mansfield News Journal :  04 December 1986]

Pugh, Helen Louise -- Mrs. Helen Louise Pugh, 43, wife of Lloyd M Pugh died Sunday morning at  People's Hospital following an illness of three years,  Mrs. Pugh was  born July 27, 1906 in Mansfield, the daughter of Fred and Minnie Long  Schuster and spent her entire life in this community.  Surviving besides  her husband at the family home 498 Woodlane Ave.  are two daughters Mrs.  James Murray Jr. and Mrs. David Dickson both of Mansfield three sons  Charles E Pugh of Mansfield, James F Pugh of Shelby and Allen E at home,  seven grandchildren three brothers Allen, Harry and William Schuster and  three sisters Mrs. Gifty Johnson, Mrs. frank Wetzel and Mrs. Harold Thoma  all of Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held at the Wappner funeral  home at 3 pm Tuesday with burial in Mansfield memorial Park.  Rev. William  J Willard pastor of the Open Bible church will officiate.   Submitted by Joanna.  [Mansfield News Journal:  23 July 1950]

Pugh, James -- DIES AT AGE 84 -- James Pugh Succumbs at Home in Franklin Township  -- James Pugh, 84, of Franklin Township, died early today after a brief illness.  Born in Chambersburg, Pa., Nov. 9, 1853, Mr. Pugh came to this vicinity at an early age.  He was a member of the First Lutheran Church.  Surviving are three sons, William and Walter of Mansfield and Edward of Cleveland; a daughter Mrs Frank Simpson with whom he made his home; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  The body was removed to the Wappner funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. G. E. Swoyer of the First Lutheran church officiating.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by Joanna.  [Mansfield News Journal:  22 March 1938]

Pugh, Lloyd -- Lloyd Pugh 74 of 188 South Foster St., died this morning at People's  Hospital after an extended illness.  Born in Mansfield May 4, 1896 Mr.  Pugh was a retired employee of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. and a  veteran of World War 1.  He was a member of the Owis.  Surviving are  three sons Charles of Mansfield, James of Lamesa, Calif., and Allen of  Mansfield; two daughters Mrs. James Murray and Mrs. David Dickson both of  Mansfield; 21 grandchildren, 10 great grand children and two step  daughters Mrs. Everett Profit of Mansfield. Submitted by Joanna.  [Mansfield News Journal:  09 March 1971, p. 5]

Pugh, Mrs. -- Pavonia.  Mrs. Pugh died last Sunday and her remains were laid to rest in the Clay church cemetery, Tuesday.  She had her home with her daughter, Mrs. Adam Henry and has been a helpless invalid for many years, her age was 88 years.  [Semi-Weekly News: 15 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 48]

Pugh, Ruth -- Ruth E. Pugh, 78, of 300 James Ave., Mansfield, widow of James J. Pugh, died Jan 10 in the Mansfield General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Pugh was born March 28, 1905, in Bellville and had lived in this area all her life.  She is survived by one son, James C. Pugh of Atlantis Beach, Fla.; one granddaughter; and one brother, Gilbert Searfas of Mansfield.  Services were Friday at the Wappner Funeral Home with Rev. Cloyd Kress, pastor of the Linden Road United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Mansfield Memorial Park. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Georgia. [Bellville Star 19 Jan. 1984]

Pugh, Samuel -- Samuel Pugh, one of Richland county's highly respected citizens and a well-known farmer of Weller twp. died about 6:30 o'clock this morning at his home, seven miles north of the city after a lingering illness.  He has been living a retired life for a number of years and had been in poor health, but only for a short period has his condition been such that it was realized he could not recover.   Born in Franklin County, Pa., Feb. 24, 1845.  Mr. Pugh spent his boyhood at the home of his parents and received a common school education.  On reaching his eighteenth birthday, he came west and located in Franklin Twp., Richland Co.  During the early part of his life he was engaged in the contracting and building business, before buying a farm in Weller Twp. and engaging in agricultural pursuits.   In 1871, he was united in marriage to Miss. Maria Wolford a daughter of David Wolford.  They were the parents of four children, three of whom survive, Allen and Arthur, at home and Mrs. Oliver Gramby of Weller Twp.  He is survived by two grandchildren, five brothers, George and Mark Pugh of Chambersburg, Pa.; James Pugh of this city; Reed Pugh of Shelby, and Henry Pugh of Richland Co. and two sisters, Mrs. William Poe of Chambersburg, Pa., and Mrs. Adam Henry of Pavonia.  Funeral services will be held from his late home Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. A.J. Houk, of the Oakland church, of which Mr. Pugh was a member.  Interment will be in the Franklin cemetery.  Friends are requested to omit flowers. Submitted by Joanna.  [Mansfield News Journal:  23 October 1917, p. 4]

Pugh, Walter C. -- Walter C. Pugh, 64, a resident of 23 East Second St., died Sunday at General Hospital following a long illness.  Born in Mansfield Jan 3 1886, Mr. Pugh had spent his entire life in this vicinity.  He was a former employee of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. and a member of the First Lutheran church.   Surviving are one son, Robert W. Pugh of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Jona of Mansfield and Mrs. Carl A. Steen of Kent; one grandchild and a sister, Mrs. F. J. Simpson, also of Mansfield.  Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wappner funeral home, conducted by Rev. Olan W Aughbaugh, associate pastor of the First Lutheran church. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Joanna.  [Mansfield News Journal:  31 July 1958, p. 9]

Pulver, Clayton T. -- 61Y;  d. 4/29/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 7/19/1893 at Mansfield;  Venus Lodge (Masons);  bur.  Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 4/30/1955]

Pulver, Georgie (Ferguson) -- 88y, d. 1/23/1951 at Woodland Rest Home;  wid/o A.A.;  b. 5/4/1862 at Iowa;  grew up on farm in Pleasant Valley now known as Malabar Farm (home of Louis Bromfield);  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ 1/24/1951]

Pulver, Hannah (Armstrong) -- Washington.  Another of the pioneers of this vicinity in the person of Mrs. Hannah Pulver, has passed over the dark river into that unseen world from whence none return.  Hannah Armstrong was born April 21, 1819, and died Jan. 8, 1897, at the advanced age of 77 years, 8 months and 17 days.  She was married April 27, 1840 to Isaac Pulver, whose death occurred some years ago.  To them were born 11 children, eight boys and three girls.  The following children survive her:  James M., of Illinois;  Leroy, of Iowa;  Clark, of this vicinity;  L.K., of Michigan;  Barney, of Mansfield;  Armstrong, of Bellville;  Charles, of Mansfield;  Avery, of Lucas;  Mrs. Botte, of Ashland, and Mrs. Ollie McFarland, of this vicinity.  One daughter, Mrs. Sarah Banks, having departed this life Nov. 9, 1886.  Mrs. Pulver has been a member of the Disciple Church near this place for many years.  Her death took place at the home of her son Charles in Mansfield.  Funeral services were held at the church in the village.  The Rev. Edmonds, of Mansfield, spoke from the following words:  "Her children shall rise up and call her blessed."  Interment in the Washington Cemetery.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 4]

Pulver, Hannah (Armstrong) -- Mrs. Isaac Pulver, aged 78 years, died at the home of her son, Charles Pulver, No. 88 Ford Street, Friday, Jan. 8.  The deceased was also the mother of Barney Pulver, who resides east of the city.  Interment at Little Washington, Sunday, at 2 o'clock p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 4]

Pulvermiller, Mrs. A.  -- Mrs. A. Pulvermiller died Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at her home on North Main Street.  The cause of her death was typhoid and she had been ill nearly four weeks.  She leaves a husband and two children.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  25 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 88]

Purcell, David -- DIED -- At Bellville, August 5th., David Purcell, aged 86 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 14 August 1884, Vol. 34, No. 39]

Purcell, David -- Bellville.  David Purcell died at his residence, on Main Street, Tuesday morning, at 4 o'clock, in his 86th. year.  A little more than two weeks ago he fell from his door and broke a leg, which hastened his death.  The fall was occasioned by a paralytic stroke, in the opinion of the physician in charge.  The funeral will take place from the late residence of the deceased to-day, Thursday, at 9 o'clock, a.m.  Rev. A.S. Moffit, of Fredericktown, will deliver a funeral discourse, at the North Fork Baptist church, one mile west of Waterford, where the remains will be interred.  --  [Bellville Star:  07 August 1884, Vol. 7, No. 45]

Purdy, ---- -- Mansfield.  The only cases of diphtheria known to have existed in Mansfield the past week were the three that proved fatal, viz.:  the two children of Mrs. Ella Purdy and the child of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Sturges.  Physicians say that if a diphtheria epidemic should occur it would prove quite serious on account of the prevailing epidemic of la grippe.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  15 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 267]

Purdy, Bertha -- About one year ago a Mrs. Purdy and two children, Earnest and Bertha, moved here from Loudonville and took rooms in the Maxwell block on North Main Street, where they have since resided.  A few evenings ago both children contracted a severe cold at Prof. A.J. Hawkin's dancing school.  The cold resulted in diphtheria of the most malignant type.  At 11:15 last night, Earnest, aged 13, died, and at 2 o'clock this morning, Bertha, aged 8, died.  The mother was alone when her little son breathed his last, but her weeping attracted some of the neighbors, who were present when the girl died.  The funerals of both children took place at 4 o'clock this afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 35]

Purdy, Bertha
-- The two children of Mrs. Harvey H. Purdy, whose illness from diphtheria was heretofore spoken of in these columns, died Tuesday, Ernest, aged 14 at 11 p.m., and Bertha, aged 8, at 1 a.m.  Both were buried the same afternoon.  Mrs. Purdy is a widow, and has been earning a livelihood by dressmaking, but it is understood that they recently fell heir to a large sum of money.  [Mansfield Herald:  16 January 1890, Vol. 49, No. 9]

Purdy, C.H. -- C.H. Purdy, Esq., died at his residence, No. 127 West Fourth Street, Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock, aged fifty-five years.  The funeral will take place from his late residence at 10 a.m. today.  Burial at Ontario.  Dr. R.H. Reed performed the post mortem examination assisted by Drs. McMillen, Craig and Francis found softening of the brain with effusions into the ventricles.   [Mansfield Herald:  16 December 1886]

Purdy, Earnest -- About one year ago a Mrs. Purdy and two children, Earnest and Bertha, moved here from Loudonville and took rooms in the Maxwell block on North Main Street, where they have since resided.  A few evenings ago both children contracted a severe cold at Prof. A.J. Hawkin's dancing school.  The cold resulted in diphtheria of the most malignant type.  At 11:15 last night, Earnest, aged 13, died, and at 2 o'clock this morning, Bertha, aged 8, died.  The mother was alone when her little son breathed his last, but her weeping attracted some of the neighbors, who were present when the girl died.  The funerals of both children took place at 4 o'clock this afternoon. 
--  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 35]

Purdy, Emma (Kennedy) -- Friday.  Mrs. Emma K. Purdy expired at 11:15 this forenoon.  For the past ten years the deceased has been a patient sufferer from a complication of diseases, bearing her sickness with fortitude in the hope that some day she would be able to outlive her illness.  A week ago she sustained a relapse.  Mrs. Purdy was the daughter of Edward Kennedy and wife and was born in Arkport, Steuben County, New York, August 12, 1849.  She moved to this city with her parents and was wedded in June, 1870, to James Purdy, Jr., who lived but three months after their union.  A son, James, now of the firm of Lanehart & Purdy, of this city, was the fruit of the marriage.  The funeral will be private and will occur Sunday from the residence, 125 North Walnut Street.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 29]

Purdy, Ernest -- The two children of Mrs. Harvey H. Purdy, whose illness from diphtheria was heretofore spoken of in these columns, died Tuesday, Ernest, aged 14 at 11 p.m., and Bertha, aged 8, at 1 a.m.  Both were buried the same afternoon.  Mrs. Purdy is a widow, and has been earning a livelihood by dressmaking, but it is understood that they recently fell heir to a large sum of money.  [Mansfield Herald:  16 January 1890, Vol. 49, No. 9]

Purdy, Hamilton -- bur. 11/28/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  20y, 4m, 6d   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Purdy, James

Purdy, James -- Hon. James Purdy died Sunday July 11th., at 5 o'clock p.m., nearly 93 years of age.  The obsequies will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3 o'clock p.m.  For some months it has been quite generally known that Mr. Purdy was gradually failing and the announcement of his death will not be unlooked for.  He has passed the extreme limit of life given by the Psalmist, and if he had survived until the 24th. inst., would have rounded out ninety-three years of life.  Mr. Purdy came to Mansfield in 1823, and in all the years since has been prominently identified with its fortunes, its growth, its public and private improvements and general welfare -- active in everything which gave any promise of good for the community.  He was born July 24th., 1793, in Hopewell, York County, Penn.   His parental ancestors emigrated from the north of Ireland in 1762 and settled in Hopewell, his maternal ancestors coming from Scotland, locating in the same place in the year 1650.  His mother came from the Wallace family and his grand-mother from the Hamilton family.  Both of his parents claimed descent from the Scotch covenanters, and both lived and died in the faith and communion of the United Presbyterian church.  In 1811 his father moved to Ontario county, New York, near Canandaigua.  It was in the academy at this place that his son James received a classical education.   He was a close student and made rapid progress, and then commenced reading law and soon fitted himself for professional duties.  The West attracted the young lawyer and he made a trip to Kentucky, a very short stay there.  His inborn sense of the wrong of human slavery, as well as the effects of that institution on the state, promoted him to settle where the freedom of all men was guaranteed by the law of the land.  For a few months he tarried in Indiana and then came into Ohio, where he has ever since lived.  Almost immediately after his advent in Mansfield he opened an office and in a short time gained an excellent standing as a practitioner, not only at the bar;  but in the estimation of the general public.  Sixty three years ago Mansfield was a new town, and the acquisition of young men of classical and professional education was of great moment to the community.   While a resident of Canandaigua, the Erie canal was surveyed and a portion of it constructed, so that the subject of internal state improvements was then a rife theme for discussion.  Mr. Purdy was a warm advocate of all projects which were of practical utility, and the action which he took on those public questions in this early time had its marked influence in his subsequent career.  Very shortly after his arrival at Mansfield, he undertook, in the interest of the general welfare to publish a journal,  and for nine years he owned, edited, and published the Mansfield Gazette.  In its columns he ably advocated local as well as State improvements, home industry and domestic manufactories.  He became influential in all important civil proceedings, and with voice and pen was potential in the consummation of projects for the development of the resources of the State.  Before railroads were thought of in Ohio, he procured the survey of a route for a canal up the Mohican valley, and in 1836 the State, at his intervention, made a survey of what is now a part of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad.  Afterwards in 1848 a convention of leading men in Pittsburg and eastern Ohio was held at Massillon to discuss the measures necessary to the establishment of a line of railroad from Pittsburg west.  Mr. Purdy was debated by the convention to secure a charter from the general assembly of Ohio.  He was successful in his mission, and under the provisions of the charter they obtained, a company was organized, and as a result the now great and prosperous railroad was constructed.  He was also instrumental in securing the charter, and in the construction of the Mansfield & Sandusky railroad, now a part of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.  Mr. Purdy's crowning work, however, was in assisting to secure the charter of the State Bank of Ohio, and during the existence of that well known institution under that charter, he was a member of its board of control.  Redbacked money bills, of the various branches of the State Bank of Ohio, were the best currency up to the time of the war of the rebellion, ever devised by financiers.  in 1847 he with a few friends, established the farmers' branch of the State Bank.  He was its first and only president, and it was merged into the Farmer's National Bank, which is today one of the moneyed institutions of our city.  His relations with monetary institutions were, however, not confined to Mansfield.  He established a banking house in California in 1850, which was very successful, and was connected with banks at Ashland and other towns and cities.  He has seen Mansfield grow from a hamlet to a large and flourishing city, a railroad center and place of very considerable commercial importance, and the credit of very much of its growth, The Daily Herald is of the opinion, rightfully belongs to James Purdy.  in 1839 he was married to Miss Hodge of Buffalo, N.Y., who survives him.  Of his surviving family, his daughters are Mrs. Mary Weldon, Mrs. Janette P. Hedges, wife of Major Joseph S. Hedges, the successor of Mr. Purdy as president of the Farmers' National Bank, and Mrs. Weaver, wife of Mr. Henry M. Weaver of H.M. Weaver & Co.  Both of his sons, James Purdy, Jr., and Patrick Hamilton Purdy were called away in their young manhood, and two other daughters, Mrs. Frank P. Lahm and Mrs. Dr. Bain, in the beauty of their young womanhood, preceded their father to the spirit land.  An honorable busy life is closed.  Mr. Purdy served his day and generation wisely and well.  God in His goodness was very kind to him, giving him long life and a peaceful passage over the Dark river.  He survived all his contemporaries at the bar and in the other active walks of life.  Mansfield will revere his memory.  Peace to his ashes.  [Mansfield Herald:  15 July 1886]  *consult microfilm for additional resolutions of respect.

Purdy, James -- d. 9/20/1871 at Grand Rapids, MI;  25y, 8m, 11d;  b. Mansfield;  white;  no cause of death listed;  res. 1st. Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Purdy, James -- bur. 7/1886 at Mansfield Cem., old age;  83y  [Mansfield Herald:  21 October 1886]

Purdy, John H. -- Died in San Francisco, January 25th., 1876, John H. Purdy.  He was born in Hopewell, York County, Pa., in 1802;  came with his father to this county in 1824.  his brother James was then proprietor of the Mansfield Gazette.  He entered that office as an apprentice and soon became a partner.  The early settlers will remember him as a pleasant agreeable young man, who for many years furnished their families with the news of the day.  In 1831 he left and established a paper in Xenia, which he published a number of years.  He was an early emigrant to California.   He went over the mountains with three ox-teams.  He experienced the vicissitudes of a California life a number of years -- having no family he saved a competence to support him, he settled down in the city, where with many friends, he enjoyed the closing years of a well spent life.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 February 1876]

Purdy, Louise E. -- 44, wife of Kenneth C. Purdy of 124 Marion Ave., died Sunday afternoon at Madison Hospital following several weeks illness.  She was born April 30, 1910 in Marion coming to Mansfield 25 years ago.  She was employed in the payroll department at Westinghouse. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church.  Surviving, besides her husband, are three brothers, Dr. A. Vigor of Brecksville, Henry Vigor of Detroit and Edward Vigor in California.  The body is at the Wappner Funeral home where services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a. m. by her pastor, Dr. Carveth P. Mitchell. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by Linda & Shirley [Mansfield News Journal: 21 June 1954]

Purdy, Mary E. (Marshall) -- Mary E. Purdy, nee Marshall, aged 68 years, died Sunday evening at her home, No. 13 Wood St., after an illness of three weeks.  Mrs. Purdy came from near Cooperstown, New York, with her father, Lavinas Marshall, in December, 1858, and has lived here most of the time since.  In 1859, she was married to Cunningham H. Purdy at one time teller of the Farmers' Bank of Mansfield.  There are five living children -- Ovid P. Purdy, of Titusville, Pa., Almira Kirkpatrick, of this city, Eva M. Polk, of Toledo, Geo. M. Purdy of Dayton and William G. Purdy of Tiffin.  The funeral will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at her late residence.  Friends of the family are invited.  Burial private.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  14 March 1910]

Purdy, Mary Hodge -- Mrs. Mary Hodge Purdy died at 7:30 Monday evening at her home on Park Avenue West, at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 29 days.  She had been confined to her bed with an attack of nervous prostration for several weeks and, owing to her advanced age, her family had but little hope of her recovery.  Mrs. Purdy was born at Buffalo, New York, on November 4, 1816, and married James Purdy, who died in 1886, in 1839, and moved to this city, then only a village, the same year.  Her children who survive her are Mrs. H.M. Weaver, Mrs. Mary P. Weldon and Mrs. Joseph S. Hedges, Mrs. Dimon Sturges, of this city, and Dr. Frank Hodge, of Hudson, O., are a sister and brother, respectively, of the deceased.  The funeral took place this afternoon at 4:30 at her late residence on Park Avenue West.  The interment was private.  The pall-bearers were the grandsons and nephews of the deceased.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 July 1893]

Purdy, Nellie -- SEVEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL KILLED BY THE FALLING OF A LIMB -- Nellie Purdy Meets A Fatal Accident While in the Woods Gathering Nuts -- The woods on the premises of Foster Boyce, about seven miles north of the city, were the scene of an appalling accident Saturday noon.  Nellie, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Purdy, accompanied by her sister, Rosa, were out nutting with two children of Mr. & Mrs. John Dickson, when the younger Purdy girl was killed while standing beneath a hickory tree gathering the falling nuts.  The Boyce farm is a short distance west of the Purdy home and the children had gone there on account of the abundance of hickory nuts.  Close beside the tree under which they were standing, stood an old oak tree which was partially dead on which were a number of rotten branches that were about ready to fall at any moment.  The wind on Saturday was quite high and not much force was required to remove any of the decayed limbs and let them fall to the ground.  Nellie was under the branches of the hickory and was in the act of calling to one of her playmates when the wind swept over the oak and carried with it a large limb which fell upon the Purdy girl.  The rest of the children saw the accident and her sister, Rosa, hastened to her side only to see that she was struggling for breath and that her life was nearly extinct.  The blood ran from a hole on the right side of the temple which exposed the brain and the scalp on the top of the skull was torn away from its position.  A farm hand, who was near by, heard the screams of the children and hurried to them.  He saw the situation and ran to the Purdy home and broke the news to the mother who had just returned from this city, having left her home after the daughters had gone away to spend the day.  Mrs. Purdy was grief stricken over the affair, as also was the father when he was told of Nellie's death.    The accident took place a short time before the dinner hour and Mrs. Dickson was preparing to go to the woods and call the children, as they were to be at her home for dinner.  She was soon informed about the matter and in a few moments after the whole neighborhood was alive with excitement and a crowd of country folk had assembled at the Purdy home to sympathize with the parents of the dead child.  The little girl was removed to her home and the body was prepared for burial.  About 3:00 the news was received in this city by Mr. & Mrs. J.J. McPhern, at the Y.M.C.A. building, the former being an uncle of the child.  The family is quite well known in this city, being residents on the farm owned by Pension Attorney T.B. Martin.  The funeral took place this morning at 10:30.  A short service was held at the house, after which the body was taken to the Caesarea Church, southeast of the city, for burial.  << click here for a photograph of the headstone >>  [Mansfield News:  20 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 197]

Purdy, P.B. -- Died, In Springfield on the 17th. inst. Capt. P.B. Purdy, in the 70th. year of his age of an inflammatory rheumatism.   For several years he had  been subjected to this malady under its more simple and less aggravated symptoms.  But from early in autumn till the period of his existence it became more complicated and resisted all medical means.  From his natural fortitude and the grace of patience with which he was gifted under the most excruciating agony e preserved a serenity of mind seldom equaled and exhibited the happiest example of resignation.  This excellence of character was the fruit and influence of Christianity which he early embraced which carried him above pain and out of himself to be with Christ.  His soul followed hard after God as he receded from time.  In his religious profession, which he made early in life, he supported reformation principles and through all the vicissitudes of life and transitions which marked his pilgrimage he exerted himself strenuously and liberally for the establishment and privileges of the Gospel ordinances, thus dispensed where ever he dwelt.  Ardently devoted to the cause of Liberty he volunteered his services to defence (sic) of his country in the darkest period of the revolution.  Those patriotic feelings rather increased than abated as his judgment became mature and his mind expanded.  For the welfare of his country and the safety of the constitution he expressed the deepest solicitude during the most painful part of his last suffering.  In all the relations in which he has stood to society it has been his happiness to enjoy the esteem and warmest friendship of all his fellow citizens.  A tender husband, an affectionate parent, and without affluence, a kind benefactor.  He has left to his children the choicest earthly inheritance -- liberty and a good name.  [Mansfield Gazette & Richland Farmer:  19 November 1828]

Purse, George -- Monday.  Word was received here this morning that George Purse, aged 22 years, formerly a resident of this vicinity died yesterday in Cleveland, the cause of death being lock-jaw.  The remains will probably be brought to this city for interment.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 March 1893]

Putnam, Mrs. Albert B. -- Word received here today announced the death of Mrs. A.B. Putnam, who died Sunday night at her home in Gambier, after a lingering illness.  Mrs. Putnam was the wife of the late Rev. Albert B. Putnam, at one time rector of Grace church in this city.  She is survived by one daughter, Miss Cora Putnam.  No announcement of funeral arrangements was given in the message.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  14 December 1914]

Putnam, Rufus — Died—At Marietta, on the 1st. Inst., Gen. Rufus Putnam, a revolutionary officer, in the 85th. Year of his age. [Mansfield Gazette: 20 May 1824]

Pytlik, Justina -- Mrs. Justina Pytlik, 70 of 90 Blymyer Ave., widow of Joseph Pytlik died this morning at Mansfield General Hospital. Born in Checkoslovakia [sic] Oct. 1, 1897 she came to this country at the age of 18 and to Mansfield in 1954. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Rosary Altar Society Council of Catholic Women. She is survived by one son, John F. Hagan, with the armed forces in Thailand; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Carey of Mansfield; two step-sons George Pytlik of Westbrook, Conn., and Charles J. Pytlik of Haddam, Conn.; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one brother, Joseph Madr of New York City. Funeral arrangements in charge of the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home are incomplete. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Gay Hoffman [Mansfield News Journal: Friday, January 26, 1968]

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