Obituaries & Death Notices:  Su - Sy

Richland Co., Ohio

Obituaries & Death Notices:  Su - Sy


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Sually, Sarah -- d. 2/20/1873 at Plymouth;  71y;  married;  b.  Cumberland Co., Penn.;  white;  cause = pneumonia;  res. Plymouth Township  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Sughrue, Mrs. John -- Tuesday.  Mrs. John Sughrue died at her home, No. 344 East Second Street, at noon today after nearly a year's illness with consumption.  The deceased leaves two children.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner: 17 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 44]

Sullivan, ---- -- An accident occurred at Shiloh on Monday last, in which a brakeman by the name of Sullivan lost his life.  We have not heard full particulars.  [Shelby Independent News:  06 July 1876, Vol. 8, No. 37]

Sullivan, Catharine -- Died:-- On Thursday last, December 3d., 1874, Mrs. Catharine Sullivan, wife of Mr. Michael Sullivan, aged about 28 years, leaving a large family, the youngest of which is a mere infant.  Her remains were interred in the Cemetery of the Catholic Church in the German settlement on Friday last.  A large number of sympathizing friends and relatives accompanied the remains to their last resting place.  She leaves a large family and young husband, to mourn her early death.  Her robust constitution and vigorous health, caused her death to her many friends to be a profound surprise.  Her bereaved husband receives the sincere sympathy of his many friends in Shelby.   [Shelby Independent News:  10 December 1874, Vol. 7, No. 7]

Sullivan, Daniel -- A fatal accident occurred last Thursday afternoon at the paper mill crossing of the P., F.W. & C. R.R., the victim being DANIEL SULLIVAN, aged about 45 years, who had been in the employ of different parties in and about the city for several months previous. He was last employed by Major W.W. Smith on his farm, but for a week prior to his death had been out of work, during which time he appears to have been living a most dissipated life. He was very much intoxicated on Thursday afternoon, and in this condition started for the Smith Farm, but when he reached the point named was overcome by the effects of the whisky drank, and sitting down on the end of a tie was struck by Train No. 3, which that afternoon was nearly two hours late. Seated with his body bent forward, he was not struck by the locomotive, the fatal wounds, which consisted of a contusion on the head and another on the shoulder, having been inflected by a spring under the fender. The body was taken to Jas. A. Niman & Son's undertaking rooms, from which place on Friday at 3 P.M. the funeral took place. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 18 October 1883, Vol. 33, No. 48]

Sullivan, Ella -- 82Y;  d. 1/12/1952 at Madison Hosp.;  b. 11/7/1869 at Hudson, MN;  also a resident of Louisa, KY  [MNJ: 14 January 1952]

Sullivan, Jennie -- Saturday.  Mrs. Jennie Sullivan, aged 27 years, wife of Michael Sullivan, died at the home of her husband on East Third Street, yesterday afternoon of consumption.  The funeral will take place Monday from the St. Peter's Catholic church at 9 a.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 52]

Sullivan, Jennie -- Monday.  The funeral of Mrs. Michael Sullivan, which took place this morning from the St. Peter's Catholic church, was largely attended.  The floral tributes were numerous and costly.  Among which were a large crescent, cross and star combined, from the employees of the Mansfield Boiler Works, where Mr. Sullivan is employed, a cross of white flowers and geranium leaves from Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Sullivan, an immense bouquet from Miss Bertie Smith and a wreath of wax flowers made by Miss Mollie McKenna for the shroud.  Rev. Father Magenhann conducted the services.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 52]

Sullivan, Jennie (Brockwell) -- Mrs. Michael Sullivan died at the residence on East Third Street about five o'clock Friday afternoon of lung trouble, from which she has suffered since January.  Deceased was about 27 years of age, and leaves a husband but no children.  She was Miss Jennie Brockwell, formerly of Loudonville, before her marriage.  The funeral service will take place at St. Peter's Catholic church Sunday or Monday, the exact time having not yet been fixed.  [Mansfield Herald:  09 May 1889]

Sullivan, Jeremiah J. "Jerry" -- Jerry Sullivan, of Mansfield, who was found dead near Shelby Saturday morning, had many warm friends in Bellville, who were painfully shocked when they heard of the sad accident.  [Bellville Independent:  22 November 1894, Vol. 7, No. 28]

Sullivan, Jeremiah J. "Jerry" -- At an early hour Saturday the report that Jerry Sullivan had been killed by the cars spread with alarming rapidity throughout the city.  All hoped that the report was without foundation, but it proved to be only too true.  In the untimely death of Jerry Sullivan Mansfield loses one of her most prominent and public spirited citizens -- one who was ever ready and willing to aid any undertaking that would redound to the welfare of this city.  Mr. Sullivan was interested in a number of our manufacturing concerns and was a director of the SHIELD Publishing Company.  He was also treasurer of the Democratic county executive committee.  The death of Mr. Sullivan will cause general mourning throughout Mansfield, for he had a large acquaintance and none knew him but to love and respect him.  The sympathies of the entire community will go out to the bereft widow and the fatherless children.  He left them not only abundantly provided for in this world's goods, but what is far more precious to them in the hour of their deep affliction -- the deathless legacy of an honest and honored name.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 November 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 28]  **If you are researching this family, you may wish to order photocopies of a more thorough obituary titled "An Untimely Death - Jerry J. Sullivan Killed Near Shelby Last Night" from the 24 November 1894 issue of the Richland Shield & Banner, page 7.  See the Libraries page for instructions, address and fees for ordering such articles from the Sherman Room at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.  There also appears two Memorials on the same page, one from the Shield Publishing Co. and one from Democratic Executive Committee.  The latter found just left of the Castoria advertisement.  Also, you may wish to order a copy of the coroner's findings as reported in the 29 December 1894 issue of the Richland Shield & Banner (p. 2) in an article titled "Accidental:  Jerry J. Sullivan Thrown To His Death".

Sullivan, Johannah -- d. 2/15/1871 at Shelby, no cause of death listed;  8m, 12d;  b. at Shelby;  res. Sharon Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Sullivan, Owen -- Friday.  Owen Sullivan, aged about 75 years, died at Shelby this morning.  Some years ago he deeded property in Shelby, valued at about $200 to the county, since which time he has been a county charge.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 October 1891]

Sullivan, Patrick George

Sulzer, Josephine -- DIED, March 30, at her home, 50 North Adams, Josephine, wife of Conrad Sulzer, aged 56 years.  Funeral from St. Peter's Catholic Church, Tuesday, April 2, at 9 o'clock p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 47]

Summer, Rady -- 66Y;  d. 7/30/1954 at Shelby Mem. Hosp.;  b. 4/21/1888 at Youngstown, OH;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  31 July 1954]

Summers, D.P. -- Monday.  The funeral of D.P. Summers took place from his late residence on South Main Street at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Quincy K. Ewing, of Cleveland, officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 January 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 33]

Summers, F.A. -- bur. 4/11/1878 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  38y  [Ohio Liberal:  08 May 1878]

Summers, George F. -- d. 3/2/1868 at Mansfield;  25y;  b. Ohio;  printer;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Mansfield   [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Summers, George W. -- George W. Summers was born near Mount Rock, Cumberland Co., Pa., Dec. 25th., 1824, and died after a brief illness of paralysis of the brain, in Lexington, Richland Co., Ohio, Sept. 3rd., 1885, aged 60 years, 8 months and 9 days.  He was the son of James D. and Rebecca Summers, deceased.  He was his father's family came to Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio, Oct. 22nd., 1883 and has lived most of his time in Richland Co., with exception of a few years, he lived in Marion Co., O.  He was a kind, peaceful, and obliging neighbor and citizen, and highly esteemed by those who knew him.  He loved to attend Divine Service when his health would permit.  One brother and three sisters are left to mourn his loss, but our loss we trust is his eternal gain.  "They that sleep in Jesus shall have a part in the first resurrection".  Funeral services by Rev. Mr. Cutler, of the Congregational church, from Mark 13th. chapter and 33rd. verse.  -- Mary Ann Kapp.  --  [Bellville Star:  17 September 1885, Vol. 8, No. 51]  In the obituary notice of Geo. W. Summers in last week's Star are the following errors:  came to Mansfield, Oct. 22, 1883 should have read Oct. 22, 1833;  Marion County should have read Morrow County;  Mrs. Mary Ann Kapp should have read Mrs. Mary Ann Ropp.  Errors will creep in the best of papers but we are always glad to rectify them.  --  [Bellville Star:  24 September 1885, Vol. 8, No. 52]

Summers, Hattie -- DIED -- In Mansfield, Miss HATTIE SUMMERS, the funeral took place from the residence of her parents, 69 South East Diamond street, on Thursday, Sept. 27th., at 2 o'clock p.m. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 04 October 1833, Vol. 33, No. 45]

Summers, James -- Bellville.  James Summers, an old and highly respected citizen, died at his home on Fittings Avenue, Thursday, aged 77 years.  Funeral was held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Canfield.  Interment in Bellville Cemetery.  [Mansfield News:  01 June 1899]

Summerville, Fritz Chase -- Saturday.  Fritz Chase Summerville, the eight-years-old son of A.J. Summerville, died this morning and will be buried at 3 p.m. tomorrow.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 25]

Sunkel, Mary -- bur. 1/5/1878 at Mansfield Cem., typhoid fever;  18y, 4m, 8d   [Ohio Liberal:  06 February 1878]

Sunkle, Christian

Super, Ann C. -- Mrs. Ann C. Super, wife of John Super, was found dead in bed Tuesday morning at the home of her son, Charles Super, 20 Perry Street.  She retired as well as usual last night and was cheerful and talkative until after 9 o'clock.  She did not come down to breakfast and when the family called her found her dead.  She was born in Canton, Feb. 20, 1820, and has lived in Mansfield from childhood.  Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of her son, Charles Super, 20 Perry Street.  [Semi-Weekly News:  09 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 29]

Super, Ann C. -- The funeral services of Mrs. Ann C. Super occurred Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her son, Charles Super, 20 Perry Street, and were conducted by the Rev. Dr. F.A. Gould, of the M.E. church, of which the deceased was a member.  The pall bearers were the Rev. Frank Richards, Roy and Ray Richards, Dr. M.P. Mason, Levi Zimmerman and J.O. Galbraith.  Mrs. Super was born Feb. 20, 1820 at Canton, but when she was 2 years of age her parents moved to this city and she resided here ever since.  She was married to John Super over 56 years ago and survived him 17 years.  A son, Charles Super, of 20 Perry Street, and a daughter, Mrs. Frank Richards, of Zanesville, survive her.  Another son, George H. Super, was killed by a train east of the city Jan. 16 last.  For some years she kept a boarding house on East Third Street.  [Semi-Weekly News:  13 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 30]

Super, George -- George Super, formerly of this city, but who for the past few months has resided on a farm between Mansfield and Pavonia, was struck and fatally injured Saturday afternoon about 3:45 o'clock by Erie eastbound freight train No. 94, as he was walking along the tracks a few miles east of the city.  He was probably on his way home when he was struck.  He was very deaf, but ordinarily had been very careful about walking on the tracks.  He was picked up and not being recognized he was brought here last evening by some section men, after which he was removed to Cornelius McCahill's boarding house on North Main Street.  The company's physician, Dr. McCullough, was summoned and rendered medical aid.   From papers on the injured man's person it was learned who he was and he was then removed to the home of his brother, Charles Super, on Perry Street.  He was bruised considerably about the head and face and sustained internal injuries, from which he died about 10 o'clock Saturday night.  He was about 58 years of age and leaves a wife and daughter.  He was a soldier of the late war, and before moving on the farm had resided in this city for a number of years.  Funeral services Monday at 2 p.m., at the home of Charles Super, 20 Perry Street.  Burial private.  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 6]

Surpliss, ---- -- A child named Surpliss died at Little Washington Saturday and was buried Monday, Rev. Vincent officiating.  [Mansfield Herald:  31 July 1890, Vol. 40, No. 37]

Suter, Frank Elroy -- Died, on the 17th. inst., Frank Elroy Suter, son of George and Nora Suter, aged 1 year, 1 month and 7 days.  Funeral services at the residence of the parents, conducted by Rev. O. Summers.  Interment at the Rex Church.  [Shelby Independent News:  28 September 1876, Vol. 8, No. 49]

Sutherland, Alex -- Dr. Alex Sutherland one of the oldest physicians of Mansfield , died of pneumonia Monday, May 8th, 1882, aged 81 years, 3 months and 4 days he was born at Chartiers Creek, Wash. Co. Pa., Feb. 4th., 1801, was married to Maria Bowland at Florence, Pa. Nov.17th., 1831 and removed to Mansfield, Ohio in the spring of 1832 he was a regularly graduated physician, and stood among the highest in his profession, as he kept himself fully up to the times in the main standard works issued in materia medica. he was, too a Christian gentleman in practice as  well as in name, in many cases affording great consolation to those who were beyond the reach of medical skill.  He was sympathetic and kindhearted and retained his practice among the eldest families of this city until infirmity deterred him from longer giving medical attention to the families of his life long friends. With his large practice for so many yeas, he acquired only a homestead  and a comfortable living, as he was conscientious to an eminent degree. raised among the Presbyterians of Wash. Co., Pa, he early embraced that faith and adhered to it. Through life, at one time being an elder in the first Presbyterian church of Mansfield; subsequently and a few years before his decease he became a member of the congregational church of this city, his wife, to whom he was tenderly devoted, having been one of it's original organizers.  He was a close attendant upon the preaching  and ordinances of the church and was one of our most highly esteemed citizens. His devoted wife died a few years ago, which had a depressing effect upon him, as her virtues were held sacred in his memory and her companionship a loss that could not be restored.  He has left two daughters, Mrs. H.R. Groff of Cleveland, Mrs.. H.A. Hendry, of McPherson, Kansas and a son Henry A. Sutherland, of Mansfield, to mourn the loss of a tender and devoted father.  His remains rest in our beautiful cemetery besides those his memory held so dear.  Submitted by George.  [DAILY SHIELD & BANNER (Mansfield)]

Sutherland, Alexander -- Alexander Sutherland, an old citizen of Mansfield, died last week aged 80 years.  --  [Bellville Star:  18 May 1882, Vol. 5, No. 33]

Sutherland, Gertrude -- Tuesday.  Today's State Journal, speaking of the death and funeral of Mrs. Gertrude Sutherland, well known in this city, says:  "The remains were taken home to Steubenville and laid to rest in the family burying ground.  Miss Margaret Sutherland, sister of the deceased;  Mr. James Sutherland, a brother, and Rita, the young daughter, with Reeves, accompanied the remains.  The last services were performed yesterday afternoon.  The deceased was unhappily married June 9, 1876.  Shortly after, and ever since, her home has been with her own family, One daughter, Marguerita, aged 14, besides mother, sister and brother, are left to mourn the loss of this brave young woman, cut down at the early age of 37, when life is full of promise.  For seven weeks the deceased was ill with a low grade of fever, during which time she was a patient sufferer.  The number of tender offerings and little attentions bestowed during that time testify as to the many friends of the deceased, and what an aching void has been caused by her untimely death."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 November 1891]

Sutherland, H. Emmaroy -- 89Y;  wid/o Walter E.;  d. 4/29/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 12/25/1864 at Barre, VT;  longtime resident of Cleveland, OH;  Mansfield resident 1951-1954;  bur. Highland Park Cem.  [MNJ 4/29/1954]

Sutherland, Harry -- Closely following the death of Mr. Thomas yesterday morning was the announcement that Harry Sutherland, a former resident of this city, but at present an inmate of Sandusky soldiers home, had dropped dead in front of Dr. Craig's office, corner of Park Ave. West and Mulberry Street.  Mr. Sutherland had been an inmate of the soldiers home at Sandusky ever since the institution had been organized and had been acting as clerk in the general medical stores of the institution, having some knowledge of medicine. several weeks ago he received the annual furlough and visited a sister at Emporia, Kansas, and returning stopped here to visit several friends, arriving here Saturday morning.  Saturday night, as he had frequently done before, he slept on a sofa in Dr. Craig's office, during the night he complained to the stable boy, Andy Sloan, that he felt bad and took a dose of bromide of potassium to quiet his nerves and make him  sleep. he arose at 10:20  yesterday morning and said that he felt better than he did the evening before going to the rear of the office he procured a drink of water from the hydrant, and was going to the office to lie down again, when he fell backward striking his head on the stone pavement.  James Colwell ran to his assistance and Dr. J.W. Craig, who arrived just after the fall, with the assistance of others carried him into the office in a dying condition.  He died a few minutes after being laid on the lounge.  Dr. Craig after making a superficial examination, stated that he died of apoplexy, as soon as possible the remains were taken to Niman's undertaking establishment, where they were prepared for burial.  as Mr.. Sutherland's brother-in-law H.R. Groff, of Cleveland, who is to have charge of the remains, has not as yet arrived yet, no arrangements have been made for the funeral. the services will probably be held and the G.A.R. post will bury the remains with the honors of war, if so desired by the relatives.  Mr. Sutherland was about 45 yrs of age  and was the son of the late Dr. A.G. Sutherland, who was one of the most influential physicians of his time. the deceased was a member of Co. A. of the 163rd O.N.G. and saw about six months service with that regiment in Virginia. about 20 yrs. ago while a member of the volunteer fire dept, he was severely injured in a fire which destroyed the building occupying the site of the present post office building, to such an extent that he never fully recovered.  Submitted by George.  [DAILY SHIELD & BANNER (Mansfield:  29 June 1891)]   Notice can also be found in the Richland Shield & Banner:  04 July 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 7.

Sutherland, Maria -- bur. 9/6/1877 at Mansfield Cem., paralysis;  65y  [Ohio Liberal:  03 October 1877]

Sutherland, T.S. -- On last Thursday, Mr. T. Sutherland and several of his neighbors were helping Mr. Gantz to move, and when about one mile north of Ashland and near the residence of Mr. Lewis Miller, a hog jumped up by the roadside and frightened a team which was being driven by Mr. John Vantilburg.  The team started to run, and in attempting to stop it Vantilburg was drawn down from the load upon the pole.  Realizing his perilous situation he threw himself to one side hoping to escape, but did not succeed in clearing the wagon, the wheel passing over one limb.  The tem now free ran at a terrible speed and Mr. Grantz, who was on the rear end of the Wagon, jumped off also, sustaining slight injuries from the fall.  Mr. Sutherland and Miss Mary Bost who was on the wagon with him had reached the covered bridge near the mill, when they discovered the runaway team coming.  He drove through the bridge just in front of the team and turned down the road.  The other team followed down and ran over Mr. Sutherland's wagon, crushing it into splinters and seriously injuring both him and Miss Bost.  Persons near by ran to their assistance and succeeded in getting them out of the wreck, and they were a short distance from the scene of the accident.  Physicians were called and found both suffering greatly.  Two wheels of the loaded wagon had passed over Mr. Sutherland's body and had inflicted very dangerous wounds.  Miss Bost had also sustained severe injuries, but her wounds were not considered dangerous.  All possible medical skill was used for the safety of Mr. Sutherland, but proved of no avail.  He remained in full possession of his mind until Saturday when he had an attack of paralysis which terminated his existence in a few hours.  He was conscious of approaching death and arranged his affairs with remarkable coolness and judgment.  Mr. Sutherland was born in Washington County, Pa., Nov. 4th., 1816, and came to Ashland County in 1833.  He was married July 4th., 1843 to Miss Martha Sheets, the widow who survives him.  About the time he married he purchased a portion of the farm owned by him at his death, and by industry and frugality he added to it, and beside amassed considerable wealth.  He was noted for his integrity and for strict honesty in all his business transactions;  was a man of excellent judgment and was honored and esteemed by all who knew him.  he served for a number of years as a trustee of Montgomery township, and in his official capacity won the regard of men of all political parties.  The high estimation placed upon him by his friends and neighbors was evident from the large concourse of people who followed him to his last resting place.  In his death this community has lost an excellent man and valuable and influential citizen.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 May 1876 as reprinted from the Ashland (OH) Press]

Sutter, Ella -- Funeral Services to be held Tuesday Morning -- Mrs. Ella Sutter, 72, died at the Richland County infirmary early Sunday morning following an extended illness.  No known relatives survive, it was learned here today.   Funeral services will be held at the John S Jones mortuary Tuesday at 10 a.m. conducted by Rev, J. G. Ellington.  Burial will be made in the Mansfield Cemetery.   Submitted by Joanna.  [Mansfield News:  01 February 1932, p. 7]

Sutter, Gale -- The death of Gale Sutter, the six year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Sutter,  of East Main Street (Shelby) is puzzling the doctors in the city.  The little boy has been in perfect health and took sick last Friday about 5:30 o'clock.  A physician was sent for and in twenty minutes the boy was dead.  A post mortem examination was held last night and nine physicians were present.  They found that the boy was in perfect health and they are puzzled as to his death.  The symptoms were similar to those of strychnine poisoning and it is the belief of the doctors that the little boy must have secured strychnine somewhere.  There was no poison of any description in the home and if death was caused in that way the poison must have been secured elsewhere.  A few minutes before taking sick the little boy was trying to imitate the tumblers at the circus.  Then he complained of a pain in his stomach.  In a few minutes he could not see and then went into convulsions.  In twenty minutes he was dead.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  14 July 1905, Vol. 17, No. 23 - as reprinted from the Shelby Globe]

Sutter, John -- Mr. John Sutter, an old citizen of this vicinity, died last Thursday morning at his residence in Plymouth Township.  He had been ill but a very short time, with something like neuralgia, which attacked his heart, of which he died.  He was a volunteer in the Mexican War, in Capt. Tom Ford's company, and after his return retired upon a farm a little south east of Shelby, which he afterwards sold, and purchased the one on which he died.  His funeral took place on Sunday at the Myers Church, attended by the I.O.O.F. fraternity, of which he was a member.  His remains were also interred with military honors by the Guards.  Although the weather was very inclement, no doubt keeping many away, a very large congregation was in attendance, which was addressed by Rev. N.H. Loose.  We numbered him among one of our special friends, and would be pleased to give more of his history, but are not sufficiently acquainted with it to do so correctly.  [Shelby Independent News: 16 March 1876, Vol. 8, No. 21]

Sutter, John -- John Sutter was born in the Canton of Basil, Switzerland, June 22, 1818, died near Shelby, Ohio, March 8, 1876, aged 57 years, 9 months and 16 days.  In the year 1834, as was customary in the home of his youth, he was instructed in the doctrines of the Christian religion and confined a member of the reformed church.  He never connected with any church in this country.   At the breaking out of the Mexican War, he was one of the first to volunteer in the service of the United States, and acted the part of a heroic soldier.  In 1847, he was married to Sarah A. Hockensmith.  Seven children were born to them, four of whom are living.  When the war of the rebellion broke out he, at the fall of Fort Sumter, was very anxious to enlist for the scene of conflict.  Circumstances not permitting him to go, he procured the volunteer services of one to go in his place.  He was ill but a short time, and though the best medical aid was procured soon fell a victim to that call which awaits all the living.  His death was unexpected to his family and friends, as well as to himself, as he did not seem to know how severe his affliction was.  On Sunday, March 12th., he was buried at the Myers Church.  Sermon by Rev. Loose.  As he was a member of the I.O.O.F., he was buried according to the ritual of said order by numerous members of Sharon Lodge.  In memory of his services as a soldier of the Shelby Guards accompanied the services at the grave with the usual honors of war.  As the day was very stormy and the roads almost impassable, the Brethren of the Order, and Shelby Guards certainly manifested a commendable degree of devotion in performing the last sad offices for the departed.  [Shelby Independent News: 16 March 1876, Vol. 8, No. 21]

Sutter, Joseph -- Joseph Sutter, aged 60, died at his home in Spring Mills, Tuesday.  Interment Thursday morning.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  20 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 43]

Sutter, Mrs. J.C. -- Shelby.  Mrs. J.C. Sutter died Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock, aged 43 years.  She has been an intense sufferer from typhoid fever for the past three weeks and her death was hourly expected during the last few days.  Interment Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Oakland Cemetery.  [Semi-Weekly News:  18 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 76]

Sutter, Samuel -- Friday.  A report reached this city today that Samuel Sutter, of Shelby, one of that town's oldest residents, is dead.  He has sustained a number of strokes of paralysis from which, owing to his advanced age he has been unable to recover.  He was born in the Canton of Basil, Switzerland, in May, 1823.  He learned the trade of a cabinetmaker and came to this country in April, 1844, going direct to Shelby where he has since resided.  He is a member of the Sutter, Barkdoll Co.  He leaves a wife and several children, all grown, and a host of friends to mourn his death.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 31]

Suttlemeyer, Eliza E. -- bur. 3/15/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  7y, 10m, 10d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Suvers, Solomon -- Died, in Ottawa Co., May 13th., '76, Mr. Solomon Suvers, aged 73 years, 6 months and 15 days.  The deceased was formerly a citizen of Plymouth Twp., living in the vicinity of the Mt. Pleasant Church, where he was long, well and favorably known.  But for a few years past lived in Ottawa Co., where he died, after which he was brought back to Mt. Pleasant burying ground for interment.  He had been a consistent member of the M.E. church for over 48 years.  He was a peaceable, quiet and faithful Christian man, and having lived the life of the righteous, he died their death, and has gone to enjoy their reward. - - W.B.F.  [Shelby Independent News:  25 May 1876, Vol. 8, No. 31]

Swaidner, Will -- Information was received here by the NEWS this afternoon which indicates that Lewis H. McCune and Will Swaidner, two well-known molders who are employed at the Baxter Stove Works, have been drowned in the lake at Lakeville (OH).  McCune and Swaidner went to Lakeville Tuesday.  They hired a team of horses and a buggy and drove down along the lake for a fishing jaunt.  After they arrived at the lake they hired a small boat from a son of the owner of the lake and paid for its rental for two days, with the understanding that if they kept it longer the boy was to come down to them and collect his money.  The men did not return the boat, so the boy went down to the lake to find them.  He discovered the horse and buggy tied to a tree.  The animals had the appearance of not having been fed for several days.  The men's coats and vests were lying in the buggy.  The lad retuned and told his father, who proceeded to make an investigation.  An examination of the horses revealed the fact that they had not been fed for at least three days.  A can of milk which had been purchased at a farm house before the men started for the lake was found in the buggy.  A searching party was then organized and an effort made to find the men.  The party procured boats and rowed over the lake.  The boat which they used was found about 150 feet from the shore upside down.  A paddle was found underneath the boat crosswise.  The men's soft felt hats were found a short distance away together with the fishing poles which they had used.  An examination of the coats and vests in the buggy showed that they belonged to Lewis McCune and Will Swaidner.  In Swaidner's pocket was found $3.15 and in his coat was found a grocery bill with the name of McFarland & Son upon it.  A telephone message from Loudonville states that there is no doubt that the men are drowned.  Neither McCune nor Swaidner has been seen by anybody since Tuesday.  There is mail lying in the post office at Lakeville for Swaidner.  Up to 3:30 o'clock this afternoon no effort had been made to drag the lake for the bodies.  A party of men from the Baxter Stove Works are making arrangements to go to Lakeville tonight and help in the search for the missing men.  Lewis McCune is a son of the late Henry McCune, is unmarried and resided on Wayne Street with his mother.  William Swaidner lived at 118 Lexington Avenue and was married.  [Mansfield News:  18 August 1899] *An additional story about the finding of Will's body can be found in the 8/19/1899 issue of the Mansfield News.  *An obituary for Will was published in the 8/21/1899 issue of the Mansfield News.

Swain, Adelbert Basil -- 57Y;  d. 9/7/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 12/15/1897 at Big Prairie, Oh.;  h/o Hazel A. Wheeler;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 9/8/1955]

Swallen, Don J. -- Don J. Swallen of Sun City Center, Fla. died May 18 after a long illness. The former Mansfielder is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters, Mrs. Jean Bates, Columbia, S.C. and Mrs. Leann Jenks of Painesville; a brother, Robert of Canton and two sisters, Mrs. Lois Richey of Canton and Mrs. Marjorie Elliott of Flushing. Submitted by Mike. [Mansfield News Journal: 28 May 1978]

Swaney, A. -- Alta.  A. Swaney died Dec. 29, in this 73rd. year.  Funeral from his late residence Thursday at 1 p.m., the Rev. H.L. Wiles officiating.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  11 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 3]

Swaney, Charles

Swaney, Gilbert -- Gilbert Swaney, aged 71 years a lifelong resident of Lucas, died
Friday at this home in the village after an illness covering a period of two years. Mr. Swaney was cashier of the Farmers and Merchants bank for nine years, was clerk in the different stores of the village and for the past four years was engaged in the insurance business. He is survived by his wife and one sister, Mrs. Edward Smart of Lucas. Funeral services were held at his late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. J. Barnett and burial was made in the Odd Fellow cemetery in the village. Submitted by Faye and Jean. [The Loudonville Times (Loudonville, Ashland, Ohio):  28 Oct. 1926]

Swaney, Homer -- Lucas.  Homer Swaney, youngest son of Samuel Swaney, aged 10 years, died Sabbath afternoon and was buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery on Thursday, at 1 p.m.  Funeral services by Rev. D.W. Smith, of Mansfield.  The family extend their thanks to the neighbors and friends for their kindness during their affliction.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 October 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 23]

Swaney, Ira -- Lucas.  Ira Swaney, formerly of this place, but now of Hudson, Mich., died and was laid to rest in that place recently.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 January 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 35]

Swaney, John -- d. 12/28/1870 at Lucas, inflammation of brain;  2y, 1m, 18d;  b. Lucas;  single;  farmer's son;  res. Lucas [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths] 

Swaney, Samuel -- Lucas.  Samuel Swaney, of whom we spoke in our last correspondence, died Sunday evening at 10 o'clock, and will be buried Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 December 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 32]

Swanger, Alex -- Shelby.  Alex Swanger died at Shiloh Sunday, aged 51 years.  The funeral was held Tuesday conducted by the I.O.O.F. and G.A.R. of Shiloh.  [Semi-Weekly News:  10 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 73]

Swanger, David -- Weller Twp.  David Swanger, after a brief illness, died at the home of his son, John, last Friday, aged 82 years, 3 months and 18 days;  burial at Dick's graveyard, Sunday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  22 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 85]

Swanger, Eli -- Eli Swanger, living near Shiloh, died yesterday, aged about 63 years.  The funeral was held today at Old Salem, about one mile east of Shiloh.  Mrs. Swanger was well known in Shelby.  [Mansfield News:  29 August 1899]

Swanger, Frederick S.

Swanger, Jacob -- Died, near Shiloh, Mr. Jacob Swanger, aged 81 years.  [Ohio Liberal:  24 November 1881]

Swanger, Martha (Johnston)

Swanger, Mary -- Died, on November 7th., 1873, Mary, wife of Mr. Eli Swanger of Angola, Indiana, and formerly of Shiloh, O., aged about 23 years.  [Shelby Independent News: 04 December 1873, Vol. 6, No. 6]

Swanger, Peter

Swank Children - 1891

Swank, ---- -- Lexington.  Wm. Yeager and his two daughters on Sunday attended the funeral of J. Swank's child, near Bellville.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 September 1892]

Swank, C.L. -- C.L. Swank, widely known and respected resident of Butler, died this morning at 7:00, aged almost 71 years.  The funeral will be held from the home, Sunday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. F.W. Obee, with burial at Four Corners.   [Richland County Leader:  19 December 1919, Vol. 1, No. 2]

Swank, Casper

Swank, Catherine -- Independence ... Catherine, wife of Casper Swank, who lives a few miles west of this place, died July 19th. and was buried at the Ankneytown Cemetery, July 20th., aged 65 years.  Services by Rev. Henry Keller.  [Ohio Liberal:  23 July 1884, Vol. 12, No. 15]

Swank, Catharine (Leedy) -- Bellville.  Saturday morning, July 19th., Mrs. Catharine Swank, wife of Casper Swank, died at her home four and a half miles southeast of town, in her 65th. year.  She had so far recovered from a long and severe sickness, as to be able to be about, and about two weeks ago came to Bellville.  On her return she was taken sick from obstruction in the bowels, and died at the time before mentioned.  The funeral took place on Sunday, and was largely attended.  The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Henry Keller at the Dunkard church near Ankenytown, where the remains were laid away from the sight of sorrowing relatives and friends.  Mrs. Anna Wiseman and Isaac Leedy, of Fostoria, a brother and sister of Mrs. Susie Kunkle, of Williams County, a sister of the deceased, were present at the obsequies.  Mrs. swank was a daughter of Daniel Leedy, and was married to Casper Swank in 1840.  Their family is composed of five sons, four of whom are living.  She became a member of the German Baptist church at the age of 25, and lived a good Christian life.  --  [Bellville Star:  24 July 1884, Vol. 7, No. 43]

Swank, Clyde -- Butler.  Clyde, the 14-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Swank, residing west of town, died Monday morning after only a short illness.  The attending physician pronounced the malady black diphtheria.  Two other members of the family have been afflicted with the disease, but it was not known that Clyde had been attacked until Sunday morning and in less than 24 hours he was dead.  The funeral was privately held Monday evening and interment was made in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.  [Semi-Weekly News:  28 May 1897, Vol. 13, No. 43]

Swank, Clyde -- The family of 'Squire John L. Swank, near Butler, is afflicted with diphtheria.  Mr. Swank's eldest son, Clyde, aged 14 years, was taken sick with the dread malady Sunday, died Monday and was buried.  Two other children are also sick with it and may not recover.  [Semi-Weekly News:  28 May 1897, Vol. 13, No. 43]

Swank, Clyde -- Butler.  Clyde Swank, who died last week, was interred at Ankneytown instead of at Mt. Carmel.  [Semi-Weekly News:  04 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 45]

Swank, Elias
 

Swank, Estella -- Butler.  The infant child (Estella Swank) of J. Swank, from near Mt. Carmel, who died last week of cholera infantum, was interred at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Sunday afternoon, Rev. F. Bone conducted the services and the Evangelical choir of this place furnished the music.  The deceased child’s mother is reported very ill with malarial fever.  [Bellville Independent:  22 September, Vol. 5, No. 21]

Swank, Estella -- Mt. Carmel.  Death again visited the home of Mr. Jacob L. Swank’s on last Saturday morning and claimed for its victim their sweet little babe, Estella, aged 1 year, four months and 20 days, it being the third one of their children that they had to give up in the last 18 months, this last one being the more sad on account of its mother being confined to bed sick and a few hours before dissolution when it was apparent that the end was night.  The little one was carried to its mother’s bedside for her to look at for the last time.  It was sad in the extreme.  The funeral took place on the 18th. At 12 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Bone.  Services and interment at the Four Corners church.  The bereft family have the sympathies of the entire community in their sad loss.  [Bellville Independent:  22 September 1892, Vol. 5, No. 21]

Swank, Frederick L.

Swank, George -- George, son of John Swank, grandson of Jacob Swank, of this place, died of diphtheria at Elmira, N.Y., Nov. 30th.  His is the third death in the family since their removal to that city less than three years since.  --  [Bellville Star:  07 December 1882, Vol. 6, No. 10]

Swank, Goldie Wolford -- 67Y;  d. 2/25/1955 at Shelby Mem. Hosp.;  b. 9/19/1887 at Richland Co.;  w/o Guy;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ 2/26/1955]

Swank, Henry -- Henry Swank of Jefferson Tp., was killed on Monday by a tree falling on him.  [Shelby Independent News:  06 January 1876, Vol. 8, No. 11]

Swank, Henry -- On Monday last, Henry Swank of Jefferson Township, this county, aged fifty years, met with a sudden death by a falling tree, which he and Thos. Brown had cut.  In falling, it partially lodged, but swung around and fell on swank, almost instantly killing him.  He was in indigent circumstances, and leaves a family who were dependent upon his daily labor for support.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 January 1876]

Swank, Henry -- Henry Swank was truly a pioneer of Richland County.  He was born in Franklin County, Pa., Jan. 18, 1790, and there, in 1813, married Miss Elizabeth Study, and in August, 1817, came to Richland County and settled on lands he had previously entered in section 24 in Jefferson Township, which place was his home until the decease of Mrs. Swank, which occurred April 17, 1859, after which he sold his possessions and came to spend his declining years with his daughter in Bellville, where he died April 11, 1876, aged 86 years, 2 months and twenty-four days.  Mr. & Mrs. Swank were the parents of twelve children, all born in Jefferson Township, but the oldest one;  their living posterity is eight children, 65 grand-children and 26 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Swank was a man of remarkable decision of character, always searching deeply for the whys and wherefores of questions of the day, and when once concluded he seldom changed his mind;  he was a practical scholar for this time, studied well the history of the country and of transpiring events;  and believing in the intelligence of the masses, he zealously advocated our common school system in its incipient school ages;  in politics he was an unwavering Democrat;  his key-note in his religion seemed to be "As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."  To his household he was provident and kind, ever ready to help the needy poor, and scrupulously honest in his dealings with his fellow men.  Filial affection has placed the remains of the ardent young couple of 1813 side by side in one grave prepared for them in 1876, there to await the awakening sound of Gabriel's trump, and there a substantial, but unostentatious monument -- characteristic of the lives of the twain -- will be erected to commemorate their memory.  Richland Shield & Banner:  13 May 1876

Swank, Irene (Garber) -- Bellville.  Mrs. Irene Swank, daughter of County Commissioner J.L. Garber, died at her home near Butler, on August 16th., after an illness of many months.  The funeral services were held in the Universalist Church on August 18th., at 1 p.m.  Interment in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 14]

Swank, Jacob -- Jacob Swank died Thursday night, May 7th., after a very brief illness, at the age of 64 years, 3 months and 25 days.  He was born in Franklin County, Pa., and was married to Sarah A. Rudy, at Connellsville, that state, Feb. 18th., 1844.  They came to Ohio in 1875, stopping one year at Warren before coming to his place.  To them were born six children, three of whom are living.  Lieutellus, at Delaware, O.;  John, at Elmira, N.Y.;  Carrie, at Greenville, Pa.  With the exception of one year, Mr. S. has been engaged in the grocery trade since his arrival here.  He was a good citizen, kind and obliging as a neighbor and businessman, and therefore much respected by all who knew him.  His funeral took place at the Universalist Church on Sunday, Rev. H.L. Canfield, conducting the services.  A very large number of relatives and friend were present.  --  [Bellville Star: 14 May 1885, Vol. 8, No. 33]

Swank, Jacob L. -- Another honored citizen of Butler was called last Sunday when Jacob L. Swank passed to his reward.  He was born November 30, 1844, near Ankenytown, and departed this life at his home at Butler, aged 76 years, 11 month and six days.    The deceased man was one of a family of five sons of Casper and Catherine Swank.  Only one of the sons remain -- John L. Swank, of Bellville.  His early life was spent almost entirely in the southern part of Richland county.  As a young man he put in hard labor at sawmills and then purchased an interest in a threshing machine which he operated about three years, then turned to farming.  On October 20, 1872, he was united in marriage with Mary Yarger.  To this union were born nine children.  Three of these -- Casper, Viola and Estella, died before reaching maturity.  Those living are:  Harry M., of Loudonville;  Jesse B., living on the homestead near Butler;  Mrs. Irona Wigton of Perrysville;  Rev. Orin D., of Perrysburg;  Mrs. Edna Frasher, of Mansfield;  and Mrs. Erma Heininger, of Butler.   The deceased man was well known in Bellville, Butler and the surrounding communities.  His uprightness of life and honesty in business relations made him a respected citizen.  This was attested to by the fact that he served as trustee of Jefferson township for seven years.  He was a member of Jefferson Grange for about 35 years.  Much of this time he was active in this organization.  In the winter of 1884 he took a definite stand for the Christian life and united with the Mt. Carmel Evangelical church.  He held his membership in this church until death.  In the spring of 1908 he retired from the farm and moved to Butler.  About a year or so later, nervous trouble began to develop.  This soon proved to be a kind of creeping paralysis which developed more and more slowly, depleting his vitality.  The end of his years of suffering came on Sunday evening very peaceably.  His last days were calm and serene.  His faith had ripened into a real anticipation of joy to come.  He leaves to treasure his remembrance, his companion, who shared the experiences of married life with him for more than 49 years;  three sons, three daughters, one brother, 15 grandchildren and a large number of other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held at the Butler Evangelical church, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. E.L. Zachman, assisted by the Rev. C.W. Weltmer.  Interment was in  Mt. Zion cemetery.  Many attended the obsequies.  [Richland County Leader:  11 November 1921, Vol. 2, No. 48]

Swank, John -- Butler, O., March 7.  Because he had spent $5000 for whisky in three years, John Swank shot himself to death Wednesday night.  In the time he was drinking up his fortune he had not done a day's work.  When his money  was gone he killed himself.  --  [Butler Times:  10 March 1907, Vol. 14, No. 28]

Swank, Josephine (Irvin) -- Josephine, wife of Lester Swank, formerly of this city, died at the residence in Toledo about 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, aged 24 years.  The deceased was a daughter of George W. Irvin, of 178 East Fourth Street.  She had been ill with Bright's disease but her death was sudden and unexpected.  The remains arrived here Thursday morning over the T., W.V. & O.  Funeral from the Irvin residence Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  Funeral private.  [Semi-Weekly News:  01 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 79]

Swank, Josephine (Irvin) -- The funeral of Mrs. Lester Swank occurred at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. G.W. Irvin, on East Fourth Street, Thursday afternoon, conducted by the Dr. F.A. Gould.  [Semi-Weekly News:  05 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 80]

Swank, Libbie

Swank, Lucille Allen

Swank, Mary A.  -- Bellville.  Miss Mary A. Swank, who was injured at Cleveland a couple years ago by falling from a hammock and has been unable to walk since, died at her home east of town Friday.  The funeral was held from the home Saturday at 3 p.m.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  24 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 44]

Swank, Mary A. -- Butler.  Miss Mary A. Swank who died Friday morning of the complication of diseases, took place Saturday at 1 o'clock from the family home, west of town, with the Rev. W.A. Noling in charge of the obsequies.  The remains were taken to Bellville and deposited in a vault.  Deceased was aged 31 years and 14 days.  Miss Katie Swank, who is employed at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home at Xenia, came home Friday to attend the funeral of her sister, Mary A. Swank.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  27 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 45]

Swank, Mrs. Henry -- Independence.  Mrs. Henry Swank died at the residence of her son C. Swank on Saturday and was buried at the McCuen graveyard, Sunday afternoon.  The funeral was preached at the M.P. Church by the Rev. Jas. Williams.  --  [Bellville Star:  01 February 1883, Vol. 6, No. 18]

Swank, Sarah A. (Roody) -- Mrs. Sarah A. Swank, nee Roody, was born in Connelsville, Pa., April 1, 1824;  died March 3, 1896;  aged 71 years, 11 months and 2 days.  At the age of 19, she was united in marriage to Jacob Swank, from which union six children were born, four sons and two daughters.  Two sons, one daughter and her husband have been called hence to join the great throng on the other shore.  In early life she united with the Methodist church, but since their removal to Bellville, in 1875, had been identified with the Universalist church.  She was a devoted wife and a kind and loving mother.  Although she had been sorely afflicted with rheumatism for thirty years or more, it has been the pleasure of the writer many times to enjoy the hospitalities of their cheerful home.  It was always the same quiet, peaceful home.  She bore her afflictions with patience and Christian fortitude, and was highly respected and beloved by all who knew her.  The surviving children and only brother have the sympathy of all in this their sad bereavement.  The funeral took place from her late residence, South Main Street, Bellville, O., March 5, 1896, at 10 o’clock a.m.  Services at the Universalist church, Rev. H.L. Canfield officiating;  after which the remains were followed and laid by loving hands beside the joy of her youth in the Beulah cemetery.  — J.L.S.


Swank, Sarah Novella -- b. 10/13/1888;  d. 7/13/1961;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [memorial card on file at the Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Swank, Sarah Yarger -- BUTLER -- Mrs. Sarah Swank, nee Yarger, died suddenly at her late home in Mansfield, Friday, of heart failure, aged 82 years.  She was reared near Butler.  Her remains were brought to Butler to the home of her sister, Mrs. Jacob Swank, and funeral services were held in the Evangelical church, Monday, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Weltmer.  Interment was in the Four Corners cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  08 October 1920, Vol. 1, No. 44]

Swank, Theodore Melvin -- Theodore Melvin Swank, 55, a machinist at the Ohio Brass Co., for 28 years, was dead on arrival at Mansfield General Hospital this morning following a heart attack suffered at his home, 215 Harker St.  Police and firemen were called to administer oxygen after Mr. Swank was found lying in the snow beside his car.  Members of the family said he had gone out shortly before 7 to start the auto.  Police said Mr. Swank had fallen against the side of the house.  Dr. D. C. Lavender, Richland County coroner, ruled death due to a heart attack.  He was born in Hancock County, Sept. 6, 1904, and came to Mansfield in 1920.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Kipp Swank; one son, Charles W. Swank; one daughter, Miss Sharon E. Swank; a granddaughter, two brothers, Orrin Swank and Clyde Swank, both of Mansfield, and three sisters, Mrs. Ann Akers of Chicago, Mrs. Virginia Richey of Mansfield and Mrs. Neva Yoakum of Mansfield.  Funeral services will be conducted at the J. H. Finefrock & Sons Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock by the Rev. William C. Newman, pastor of the First Christian Church.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.  Submitted by Steve B.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Tuesday, January 19, 1960 p12, col1]

Swank, Vernon Richard - 1998

Swank, Wilson -- Wilson Swank, former resident of Bellville died Saturday night October 4 at his home in Toledo.  Funeral services were held Monday at the home, and the body was laid to rest in the Toledo cemetery.  The deceased would have been 82 years of age had he lived until next March.  He is survived by his son John Swank of that city.  [Bellville Star:  16 October 1924]

Swank, Zachariah -- Zachariah Swank, a pioneer settler of Bellville, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Toma, of Fredericktown, Thursday after a very brief illness.  The cause of the death was heart trouble.  Mr. Swank was born near Bellville and for the greater portion of his life made his home in that vicinity, but lately had been making his home at Fredericktown with his daughter.  The deceased was 87 years of age and is survived by four children.  The funeral will be held Saturday morning and the remains will be taken to Bellville for burial.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  25 October 1907, p. 1]

Swanner, Agnes -- DIED -- On Thursday evening, April 20, 1871, Mrs. AGNES SWANNER, wife of Mr. John Swanner, in the 75th. year of her age.  Mrs. Swanner removed with her husband from Cumberland County, Pa., to Mansfield, Ohio, over thirty years ago.  For a number of years they resided on their farm in Jackson Twp., and more recently in Shelby.  Spending nearly fifty years of married life, surrounded by children and friends;  of social disposition, and given to a hearty hospitality to all who called at their home, it became a spot endeared to many.  Her departure will leave a void in that large circle of relatives, friends and acquaintances.  She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church from her youth.  Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church on last Sabbath, conducted by Rev. W.W. Anderson, and her remains deposited in Oakland Cemetery, attended by an unusually large number of relatives, friends and acquaintances.   [Shelby Independent News:  27 April 1871, Vol. 3, No. 26]

Swanner, John

Swarer, Noah -- Noah Swarer, 80, of near Crestline Mondy in Crestline Memorial Hospital.  Survivors are wife Elsie; daughter, Mrs. Austin Watt of Crestline; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Deam in Florida.  Burial in Tiro Mausoleum.  Submitted by Ouoxman.  [Mansfield News Journal:  02 February 1960]

Swartz, ---- -- Lexington.  The little four-year-old daughter of Mr. Swartz died last Friday, of membranous croup, after a sickness of only a few hours.  --  [Bellville Star:  12 November 1885, Vol. 9, No. 7]

Swartz, ---- -- d. 4/1/1869 at Mifflin Twp.;  1d;  b. Mifflin, Ohio;  c/o Benjamin & Mary (Marlow) Swartz;  white;  cause:  not listed;  res. Mifflin Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Swartz, Henry -- Shelby.  The remains of Henry Swartz were brought to this city Monday from Bucyrus, and buried at London.  [Semi-Weekly News:  27 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 34]

Swartz, Jacob -- Friday.  Jacob Swartz, a former resident of Richland County, died at his home near Upper Sandusky yesterday afternoon.  The remains will be interred in Emanuel Cemetery, five miles east of the city, tomorrow afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 September 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 17]

Swartz, Leonard -- DIED -- August 14, 1870, Leonard Swartz, aged about 73 years.  The deceased was born in Cumberland County, Penn.  In 1835 he came to his wilderness home, which he transformed into a productive farm, where he resided until his death.  Knowing that death was at hand, he resignedly passed away from earth's changing scenes.  His funeral was largely attended, with appropriate services, at the house and grave.  Thus another pioneer of our County has passed away.  Peace to his ashes, and the richest consolations of Christian grace to the bereaved widow and family.  [Shelby Independent News:  25 August 1870, Vol. 2, No. 43]

Swartz, Mary G. Rasey

Swartz, Mrs. S. -- LEXINGTON -- It is with sadness that we chronicle the intelligence of Mrs. S. Swartz's death at Florida.  Her death occurred on the 20th.  She was ready and willing to go to her home over there, where she said she would be with little Clara.  The family have the sympathy of the entire community.  Hers was a sweet, loving, patient character.  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  04 May 1894, Vol. 6, No. 51]

Swartz, Sarah -- Friday.  Mrs. Jacob Swartz, formerly of this county, died at her home in Upper Sandusky, last Sunday and on Tuesday was brought to this city and buried in the Emanuel Church cemetery, east of this city.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 January 1892]

Swartz, Willard R. -- S.W. Swartz, with J.B. Pickings, received a dispatch from Phoenix, Ariz. of the sudden death of his son, Willard R. Swartz, who had gone from Daytona, Fla. for his health.  He worked in the Boston Store here two years ago.  He was in his 22nd. year.  He was buried at Phoenix.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  19 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 31]

Swartz, Z.A. -- d. 4/13/1869 at Mifflin Twp.;  2y, 8m, 3d;  b. Wyandot Co., Ohio;  white;  cause:  lung fever;  res. Mifflin Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Swartzkopf, Herman -- Julius Swartzkopf of 15 Chestnut Street received a telegram Wednesday requesting him to come to Toledo immediately.  Last June, Herman Swartzkopf, of Toledo, a brother of Mr. Swartzkopf of this city, went to Boston to become a patient at the Peabody Medical Institute. July 11, his mother, who resides at Toledo, received a letter from him stating that he would be home in a few days. He did not arrive as expected nor did his relatives ever hear from him alive again. July 15, an  unknown man was found dead at Dedham, Mass., a little town about 10 miles from Boston, with a bullet hole in his head and a revolver lying by his side.  The dead man's identity was unknown and he was interred in the village burial ground.  The police afterwards discovered that the unknown man found seven months ago was Herman Swartzkoff [sic.]; he was found dead on the very day he had written his mother that he would be in Toledo.   The body was exhumed and sent to Toledo, where it was reinterred yesterday.   The brother Julius Swartzkopf of this city, is a stove mounter at the Baxter Stove Works and was in attendance at the funeral yesterday at Toledo. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 07 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 43]

Swasick, Mrs. J.C. -- Information has been received here of the death of Mrs. J.C. Swasick, of Perrysville, Sunday, July 26.  The cause of death was heart failure.  Mr. & Mrs. Swasick formerly resided in this city.  [Semi-Weekly News: 30 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 61]

Swassick, Mary -- DIED, Jan. 21, at her home in Lucas, Mrs. Mary Swassick, aged 72 years.  Funeral Jan. 22.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 37]

Swassick, Mrs. George -- Mansfield.  Mrs. George Swassick died Jan. 15 at 5 o'clock at her home, corner of Adams and First Streets.  Funeral at McKay.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  18 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 5]

Swearingen, Daniel -- Saturday.  Daniel Swearingen, aged 62 years, one of the prominent citizens of Mifflin Township, died last night of typhoid malaria.  The deceased leaves a wife and two children to mourn his departure.  The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.  Interment at Hayesville.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 28]

Swearingen, Maude E. -- 78Y;  d. 12/25/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 3/31/1877 at Newville;  Daughters of Union Veterans;  Daughters of America;  bur. Mansfield Cem.   [MNJ 12/27/1955]

Sweeney, ---- -- Sunday.  Died, at noon yesterday, the 2-months-old son of James Sweeney and wife, of Lexington Avenue.  The funeral arrangements have not been completed.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 September 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 16]

Sweeney, Alexander -- Alexander Sweeney, who has a fruit farm a half mile from Alta, died very suddenly about 2 o'clock this morning from the effects of apoplexy.  Mrs. Sweeney had come to this city Tuesday morning to assist in taking care of her sister, Mrs. Ida Condon, who has been ill for some weeks at her home on Weldon Avenue, Mr. Sweeney was apparently in good health and spirits when she left.  About 10 o'clock Tuesday morning a neighbor called at the Sweeney home and, after knocking and receiving no answer, looked through the window and could see Mr. Sweeney lying on a couch.  Thinking that he was asleep and not wishing to disturb him, the neighbor went away and when he returned some time later he saw Mr. Sweeney still lying on the couch.  It was then suspected that something was wrong and, having procured aid, an entrance into the house was secured.  Mr. Sweeney was found to be in an unconscious condition, having been stricken with apoplexy.  Mrs. Sweeney was sent for and went home.  She was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Harrie Lindsey.  Medical attendance was secured, but Mr. Sweeney grew worse and died this morning about 2 o'clock.  He was 72 years of age and had lived on the farm for a number of years.  Funeral services Thursday at 1 o'clock p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  31 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 105]

Sweeney, Jack -- KILLED IN CHICAGO TUESDAY NIGHT WAS JOHN SWEENEY. The starling announcement was made Wednesday morning of the death of "Jack" Sweeney of this city. Particulars are wanting in only information being contained in three telegrams sent to his sister, Mrs. Miles Sweeney. the first stated that he was badly wounded, the second that he was dead and the third asking as to what disposition should be made of the remains. The deceased was born in this city 30 years ago and was the son of the late Charles Sweeney, who died some months ago. Sweeney was reared here and for a time he worked as an apprentice in the Inquirer office. Next he learned the barber trade, but drifted away 18 years ago and did not return until last July when he remained until last July three days, after which he left for Chicago. He was a friendly man and those who know him in former years will regret to learn of his untimely death. He was the brother of Mrs. Miles Sweeney of this city, Mrs. John Leach of Crestline, Mrs. Harry Johnson of Columbus, and Charles Sweeney of Chicago.--Galion Leader. Submitted by anonymous. (Mansfield News 16 Oct 1902)

Sweet, Edith Holland - Mansfield. Mrs. Edith Holland Sweet, 61, of 1835 North Lexington-Springmill Rd., retired teacher of Pioneer Joint Vocational School and wife of Harry H. Sweet, died in Mansfield General Hospital this morning following an extended illness. Mrs. Sweet was born in West Virginia, December 27, 1917, and had lived here most of her life. She was a graduate of the University of Arizona, earning a master's degree in accounting. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Ohio Education Association and a life member of the University of Arizona Alumni. Mrs. Sweet taught in the Lucas School system for nine years and later was a teacher at the Pioneer Joint Vocational School for nine years. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Miss. Ruth I. Sweet at home and Mrs. Warner (Carol Ann) Parker of Richmond, Virginia; one son, Harry of Waukesha, Wisconsin; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Laubscher of Sampson, Virginia, and Mrs. William (Dorothy) Thompson of White Pigeon, Michigan; two brothers, Ralph Holland of Granville, and Cecil Holland of Morganton, N.C.; and six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Finefrock Funeral Home. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Mary Anderson. (Mansfield News Journal: 21 August 1979, Pg. 9)

Sweet, Elizabeth -- Mrs. Elizabeth Sweet, aged 78 years, died last Saturday night in the home of her son-in-law, Tennyson Swank, near Fredericktown.  Mrs. Sweet had been ill of pneumonia only twenty-four hours when death came.  She is survived by four daughters:  The Misses Nora and Jenny, at home;  Mrs. Bertha Tabor, Mt. Vernon and Dr. Bessie Sweet, of Texas.  Funeral services were held from the Swank home Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. L.R. Lowry in charge.  Mrs. Sweet was a life long resident of Richland County and a member of the Bellville Universalist Church.  [Richland County Leader:  01 February 1923, Vol. 4, No. 5]

Sweet, George Henry Submitted by Sharon.

Sweet, Helen E. (Beelman) -- Mrs. Helen E. Sweet was called home at an early hour on Friday, May 16, having reached the age of 71 years, born on April 24, 1843, being one of the few early residents born in her home town.  She was in her early life prominent in social and musical circles, and was known for her many kind deeds.  She was united in marriage on Feb. 14, 1878, to Mr. Henry C. Sweet, a well known business man, who preceded her ten years ago.  Mrs. Sweet was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Beelman, one of our first and successful furniture manufacturers, who will be remembered by our older citizens.  She leaves to mourn her loss, two daughters and two sons, Mrs. A.E. Fox, of Oakland, Calif., Miss Sarah E. Sweet of Plymouth, Ralph W., of Milan, Ohio, and Carl W., of Shelby, Ohio, and one brother, Chas. S. Beelman, of Fremont, O., besides three grandsons and one granddaughter.  Mrs. Sweet has been in failing health for several years, but for a few weeks has declined rapidly.  Her children and brother were with her in her last moments.  The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.H.C. Manifold, of the Lutheran Church, of which Mrs. Sweet was a member.  The pall bearers were Wm. Kirkpatrick, R.F. Guthrie, E.E. Weatherby, J.W. Webb, F.B. Lofland and G.W. Reed.  Mrs. E.E. Weatherby and Mr. A.E. Willett sang beautifully several selected pieces.  Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. Chas. S. Beelman of Fremont, Mr. Hugh C. Beelman of Chicago, Mrs. Bert Hunsinger, Mrs. Ralph Lopeman, Mrs. Frank Stebens of Bellevue, Mrs. John Diehr, of Lorain, Mrs. Geo. Sweet, Sr., and Mrs. Geo. Sweet, Jr., of Greenwich, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sweet, and Mr. Henry Lober of Milan, Mrs. John Andrews, Berlin Heights, Mrs. Addie Urich and Mr. Chas. Urich, Shenandoah.  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beelman, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Adams, Miss Malone of Shelby.  The family desires to return their heartfelt thanks to the many who have been so kind in extending helping hands and sympathy in their bereavement.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  23 May 1914, Vol. 61, No. 27]

Sweet, Mary -- Died, in Jefferson Township on Friday the 11th. inst. of a short illness, Mrs. Mary Sweet, consort of Mr. Nathan Sweet, aged 30 years.  She has left behind her a husband and one child to mourn their irreparable loss.  By her death her husband has lost an affectionate partner, her child a tender parent, and society one of its greatest ornaments.  She was a firm believer in the Christian religion and her deportment in life correspond (sic) with her profession.  And while we sympathize with her friends for the loss they have sustained - it becomes us to be resigned to the will of him who does all things well, believing that she was taken away from the evil to come, and that <<scripture omitted>>  [Mansfield Gazette:  17 May 1827]

Sweet, Mary (Rolland) -- MANSFIELD: Mary Sweet, 88, of Mansfield, died Saturday, December 5, 2009, at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. Born April 29, 1921, in Frackville, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Cora May (Miller) Rolland.  Mary was an area homemaker her entire life and enjoyed spending time with her family. She collected toys and stuffed animals.  She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Barker of Mansfield, Nancy (Leo) Sheetz of Mansfield and Carol Sullivan of Oregon; a son, Ronald Sweet of Mansfield; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, George Henry Sweet on November 28, 2009 and daughter, Cara Elizabeth Harris.  Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Mansfield, with Rev. Christopher Thomas officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 5-6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com.  [Mansfield (OH) News Journal:  08 December 2009]  Submitted by Sharon.

Sweet, Mrs. Charles

Sweet, Nancy B. -- Bellville.  Mrs. Nancy B. Sweet, mother of Hezekiah Sweet, living south of town, died at Buda, Ill., June 11th., aged 71 years and 6 days.  The remains were brought to this place for interment.  Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon.  --  [Bellville Star:  18 June 1885, Vol. 8, No. 38]

Sweet, Nancy B. -- Mrs. Nancy B. Sweet, who died at the home of her daughter in Buda, Ill., June 11th. and was buried here on June 13th., was the widow of Onesimus C. Sweet.  Mrs. Sweet was born June 5, 1814, in Chester Co., Pa.  She united with the Pres. church of this place July 2, 1854, under the ministry of the present ministry of Jas. Anderson, D.D., father of the present pastor.  At this time Mr. Sweet lived about two miles south of Bellville.  He died March 30, 1856.  For twenty-two years she was a member of the Pres. church, when she removed to Buda, Ill., and united with the congregational church of that place on certificate, Oct. 24, 1876.  The pastor was prevented from attending her funeral service June 13, in the Pres. church, owing to the severe illness of his sister and his own feeble health.  Rev. Sponseller of the Luth. church kindly conducted the service while "the dead who die in the Lord" are blessed, their works do follow them "Among her works were not only her Christian example and support of the gospel while living, but in her will she bequeathed $100 to the Bellville Pres. church.  While the church are thankful for the grace of God which prompted this liberality the officers expect to apply this bequest where it will remain permanently for the good of the church and the cause of Christ.  It has been suggested that it be made the nucleus for a fund with which to buy or build a parsonage.  She leaves a son Hezekiah Sweet, who lives near this place.  --  [Bellville Star:  23 July 1885, Vol. 8, No. 43]

Sweet, William -- LEXINGTON -- Wm. Sweet, a former resident of Lexington, died at his home in Mansfield, Saturday evening, after a lingering illness.  He was born November 11, 1848, and for many years was a resident of Mansfield and a member of the First Lutheran church.  Mr. Sweet is survived by his wife, three sons, Charles Sweet of Mansfield, Wm. Sweet of Shelby;  Leroy Sweet of Painesville, and a daughter, Mrs. Frank McFadden, of Cincinnati;  two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the First Lutheran church.  Interment was in the Lexington cemetery.   [Richland County Leader:  07 October 1921, Vol. 2, No. 43]

Sweet, Westley -- Struck by a double harpoon hay fork which fell from the top of a barn on the George Balliet farm north of Lucas, in Mifflin township about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, Westley Sweet, aged 49, was almost instantly killed.  Sweet, who was employed by Clifford Taylor, tenant on the Balliet farm, was standing on the barn floor beside the empty hay wagon when the heavy fork dropped from its track about forty feet above.  One prong of the fork entered his left shoulder and pierced his heart, according to Dr. Hugh Winbigler, Richland County Coroner, who investigated the death.  After being hit Sweet started to walk toward the Balliet house, but collapsed after going a few feet, and died before a physician who was called, had arrived.  Sweet had just finished unloading a load of hay when the accident occurred.  Taylor, who was working in the mow, said the unloading equipment had been working satisfactorily and could give no reason for the fork dropping from its track.  According to George Balliet, owner of the farm, the hay fork track in the barn had been in use for over twenty years.  Papers found among Sweet's effects by Deputy Sheriff Frank Robinson, who also investigated the accident, showed that the victim was a native of Canada and that he served in the Canadian army during the World War.  The body was removed to the Byerly Funeral Home in Lucas where it is being held pending word from relatives.  Coroner Winbigler is reported to be making an effort to locate relatives of the accident victim through the War Office of the Canadian government.  [Tri-Forks Press:  29 July 1937, Vol. I, No. 40]

Sweitlik, Martin

Sweitzer, Jacob -- Died, on March 24th., 1876, at the home of his son-in-law, John Pettit, in Plymouth Township, Mr. Jacob Sweitzer, aged 70 years, 2 month and 23 days.  Mr. Sweitzer was a native of Maryland, and from his youth up, a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church.  For seven years past he has been a constant sufferer, but was never known to complain, and died without a struggle or a groan.  The writer asked him a few days previous to his decease, in view of his great afflictions, whether he had any hard thoughts of God, to which he replied:  Oh, no!  The wife of his youth preceded him to that "land of sound" seven months;  four children crossed the river before them, and three bereaved remain, one of which is the wife of Mr. John Pettit.  -- P.B.  [Shelby Independent News: 30 March 1876, Vol. 8, No. 23]

Sweitzer, Peter -- Thursday.  Peter Sweitzer, of Lucas, whose illness has heretofore been mentioned in this paper, died last evening at 5:30 p.m.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 10 o'clock a.m., interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.  Mr. Sweitzer was one of the pioneers of Richland County.  He was born in this county 76 years ago and had lived in the county all his life.  He leaves a wife and three daughters.  Mr. Sweitzer was a good citizen and Democrat and was highly respected by all who knew him.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 13]

Swendal, ---- -- Independence.  It was a mistake about John Swendal's child being buried in the afternoon of the day it died.  The child died one day and was buried the next.  --  [Bellville Star:  15 December 1887, Vol. 11, No. 12]

Swendal, Willis Leroy

Swendel, Jane -- d. 2/27/1872 at Worthington Twp.;  widowed;  85y, 1m, 17d;  b. Pennsylvania;  white;  cause = old age;  res. Worthington Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Sweney, Mrs. Samuel -- Monday.  Mrs. Samuel Sweney died at Lucas last night of heart trouble.  The funeral will be held tomorrow.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 October 1891]

Sweringer, Jacob -- Lexington.  William Bonham, the undertaker of Lexington, conducted the funeral Monday of Jacob Sweringer, who died at Steam Corner, of cancer of the stomach, aged 54 years, leaving a wife and two children.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  04 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 82]

Swevel, Joseph Sr. -- Joseph Swevel Sr., an aged man who has lived for a long time with his son, Joseph Swevel Jr., at 187 East Fourth Street, died at 1 o'clock this morning, from the effects of an attempt which he made Friday to commit suicide.  He took a quantity of paris green and, though by the use of emetics the most of this was vomited up by him, the resultant inflammation of the stomach, together with the effects of the poison brought death, through he lingered for a number of hours.  Mr. Swevel was about 80 years of age and has been in ill health for some time.  He also had a stroke of paralysis some time ago, which left him in bad shape.  The bodily infirmities, which illness and old age brought to him, together with the various troubles which weighed upon his mind, caused him to become prey to despondency and it is thought that his mind had become affected by brooking over his infirmities and troubles.  To this can be traced very likely his determination to commit suicide.  [section omitted]  The age of Mr. Swevel, together with his infirm condition and the effects of the poison, militated against his recovery and at 1 o'clock this morning he passed away.  He had been a widower for a number of years.  He leaves three sons, Joseph Jr., Henry and John.  Coroner Baughman was summoned and viewed the body.  The inquest will be held this afternoon and the funeral services will take place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his son, Joseph Swevel Jr., conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  11 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 84]

Swietlik, Martin

Swigart, ---- -- The infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Addison Swigart of Monroeville, Ohio, died at their home.  Burial in Lexington Cemetery, Jan. 15.  Rev. Shedd officiating.  [Richland County Leader:  25 January 1923, Vol. 4, No. 4]

Swigart, Anna Birks -- Died, April 10th., 1867, in Pleasant Valley, Richland Co., O., Mrs. Anna Bires, wife of Mr. Michael Swigart, aged 65 years, 5 months and 26 days.  Both of these deceased (along with Mrs. Mary Hursh Hueston) were members of the Lutheran Church nearly fifty years, and adorned their profession by a consistent life, affectionate neighbors, devoted wives and mothers, and both of them leave large, intelligent, well raised families and many friends to mourn their departure.  They were near neighbors nearly all their lives, and were buried on the same day, and were the first two interred in the burying grounds of Pleasant Valley Lutheran's New Church, in the Hershey's charge, Richland County, O. -- W.M.G.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 April 1867]

Swigart, George -- d. 4/27/1870 at Monroe Twp., consumption;  37y, 5m;  single;  merchant;  res. Monroe Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Swigart, John -- d. 10/29/1870 at Lucas, apoplexy;  77y;  single;  b. Lancaster Co., Penn.;  farmer;  res. Lucas [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Swigart, Rachel -- d. 11/1/1872 at Mansfield;  73y;  b. Ohio;  widowed;  white;  cause - congestion of lungs;  res. Mansfield - 3rd. Ward  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Swigart, Rebecca J. - The funeral services of Mrs. Rebecca J. Swigart took place from St. Paul’s Lutheran church, Lucas, Monday afternoon, May 9. Mrs. Swigart was born two miles south of Lucas, July 5, 1844, died May 7, aged nearly 60 years. At the age of 14 years she united with the Lutheran church in Lucas. April, 1863, she was united in holy matrimony to Jesse Swigart. To them were born three children, one son and two daughters, who, with their father, still live. Mrs. Swigart’s home was in Lucas ever since she was married. She was a good wife, a kind and thorough mother, a good neighbor, held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was an active member of the church, always ready to do her part and was faithful in her attendance upon divine worship. For several years she was in poor health. All during this time and the three weeks immediately before her death she was very patient. When the end came she was ready and resigned to the will of the Master. She will be greatly missed by all. A number of friends and relatives were present from a distance, among whom was William Henry, a brother, from Ada, Harding county. Funeral services were conducted by the pastor of the church. Text, Numbers 23, 10. Submitted by Faye and Jean [The Mansfield News: Thursday, May 12, 1904]

Swihart, ---- -- Bangorville.  An infant child a few hours old of William Swihart and wife, died Tuesday.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  24 January 1905]

Swihart, Abby -- Butler.  The funeral of Miss Abby Swihart took place from the Zion church Friday.  Rev. Keller conducted the services.  [Bellville Independent:  28 March 1895]

Swihart, Dorothy (Maxwell) 

Swihart, Joshua -- Joshua Swihart died Thursday, May 11th., 1882, of old age.  He was the father of six children, two of whom are living.  He leaves a wife.  Early in life he became a member of the Tunker Church and for sixty years was attentive to his religious work, and frequently since his daughter's death he said this was not his home.  His last words were "I am going home".  The funeral services were held in the Four Corners Church on the 12th., at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Murry assisted by Rev. Keller.  His age was 85 years, 4 months and 21 days.  --K.  --  [Bellville Star:  18 May 1882, Vol. 5, No. 33]

Swihart, "Mother" -- Independence.  Old mother Swihart, north of town, died Wednesday morning of last week.  --  [Bellville Star:  28 April 1887, Vol. 10, No. 31]

Swihart, Rebecca -- Saturday -- Butler is afflicted with an epidemic of diphtheria, as several have died and a number are ill with the dread disease. Rebecca Swihart, 16-year-old daughter of George Swihart of near Butler was buried today, having been ill but a few days with diphtheria. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 November 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 28]

Swihart, Rebecca -- Miss Rebecca Swihart, the 16-year-old daughter of George Swihart, of Butler, died at that place Friday after a few days' illness with diphtheria.  [Semi-Weekly News: 17 November 1896, Vol. 12, No. 93]

Swineford, Mary Jane -- Thursday.  The body of Mary Jane Swineford, who died of la grippe yesterday at the residence of Abram Cuykendall, near Plymouth, was transferred from the B.&O. to the Erie today, en route to Ashland.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 43]

Swire, Ezra -- Newville.  The post mortem examination of Ezra Swire, which was conducted by Dr. Callin assisted by Drs. Henderson and Pocock, resulted in the determination that death was caused by cirrhosis of the liver.  --  [Bellville Star:  14 January 1886, Vol. 9, No. 16]

Swire, Ezra -- Newville.  Ezra Swire died the 5th. inst., at his mothers, Mrs. Hein, of this place, after an illness of three months.  He had trouble of the liver which resulted in dropsy and paralysis.  He was formerly engaged in business in Loudonville but for several years has been carrying on a business in Centerburg.  He left his business in other hands and came home to his mothers with the hope of getting well.  Everything was done for him that could be done by a loving wife, fond mother, and many friends.  He was 31 years, 7 months and 28 days old.  He leaves a wife and two children.  He was buried the 7th. inst. at Loudonville.  --  [Bellville Star:  14 January 1886, Vol. 9, No. 16]

Swisher, Elizabeth (Culver) -- Monday.  Mrs. Samuel G. Swisher, residing south of the city and one of the oldest residents of the county, died at 8 o'clock this morning at the home of her husband.  The deceased has suffered for many years from spinal trouble, which, aggravated by the prevailing la grippe, caused her death.  She was sixty-six years old and leaves a husband and five grown up children to mourn her death, all of whom have the sympathy of their many friends throughout the county.  The funeral will take place from the family residence on Wednesday at 1 o'clock, Rev. Wiles officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 April 1892]

Swisher, Elizabeth (Culver) -- Woodville.  Death has again been in our village and taken two of our old pioneer neighbors, Mr. Samuel Dillon and Mrs. Samuel Swisher, of which mention was made in last week's SHIELD.  Peace to their ashes.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 April 1892, Vol. XXIV, No. 47]

Swisher, Elizabeth (Culver) -- Woodville.  Obituary -- With sorrow, we record the death of our old friend and neighbor, Mrs. Samuel Swisher, after a lingering illness of over four years, March 28th.  She sweetly fell asleep to wake on the other shore.  Funeral on the Wednesday following from her late residence, south of Mansfield, Dr. H.L. Wiles officiating.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Mrs. Swisher's maiden name was Elizabeth Culver.  She has been in Washington Township, Richland County, Ohio, one mile south of her late residence, April 27, 1825, and died March 28, 1892.  She was an old pioneer of this county, was a daughter of Russell Culver.  Her grandfather, Solomon Culver, Sr., settled in Washington township in the year 1810.  He was present and assisted in the organization of the township March 4, 1816;  was elected one of its first three trustees only 40 votes being cast at that election.  When Mr. Culver located in this township, there was but one house besides his between Mansfield and Bellville.  Samuel Swisher and Elizabeth Culver were married by the Rev. S. Fenner, June 9, 1833, and located on the farm which was their first and only home.   To them were born six children five of whom are still living, and were all present at the funeral, Mrs. Swisher was a member of the First English Lutheran church at Mansfield, in which faith and fellowship she continued until death called her from the church militant to the triumphant, from suffering to eternal rest in heaven.  She was a devoted wife, an affectionate and faithful mother and a kind neighbor, beloved and respected by all who knew her.  Sweetly may she rest. --- Country Girl.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 April 1892, Vol. XXIV, No. 47]

Swisher, Samuel Burr -- Woodville.  Samuel Burr Swisher, eldest son of S.B. Swisher, died at his home Oct. 26th. of typhoid fever, after an illness of five weeks.  Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m. from his late residence, Dr. H.L. Wiles and Elder R. Moffet, of Cleveland, officiating.  The floral tributes were beautiful and numerous, and a very large concourse of friends and neighbors followed the remains to their last resting place in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Mr. Swisher was called in the very prime of life, being only 39 years of age, to leave a sad and bereaved wife, four children, an aged father, three brothers and one sister, to mourn their sad loss, through his happy gain from this life of sorrow and care.  A large number of relatives from near and far came to pay their last respects to their dear departed friend and brother.  Peaceful be his rest.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 November 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 25]

Swisher, Samuel Burr -- Burr Swisher, the well-known dairyman, died at his home, two miles south of the city, at 9 o'clock this morning from typhoid fever.  Mr. Swisher was a prominent farmer of this county and was 38 years of age.  He leaves a wife and four children.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home.  Rev. H.L. Wiles will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 November 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 25]

Swisher, Samuel G.

Switzer, ---- -- A son of Arilla Switzer, aged about 5 years, of near Lucas, was kicked by a horse Saturday and died Sunday.  Funeral Monday.  [Mansfield Herald:  03 July 1890, Vol. 40, No. 33]

Switzer, Dillman -- Mifflin.  Dillman Switzer, an old resident of Mifflin Township, died at his home three miles north of here Thursday morning of a complication of diseases.  He had been in failing health for more than a year, suffering much at times with heart failure.  He was a resident of Medina County for several years, where he worked at the carpenter trade.  He taught school in his early days and for many years served as justice of the peace of Mifflin township.  He was a member of Ashland Lodge, No. 151, Freemasons, and for many years one of its officers.  Funeral took place from his late residence Sunday at 2 p.m. under the direction of the Freemasons.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 17]

Switzer, Donald L. – Legionnaires’ disease victim Donald L. Switzer, 57, of 387 Esley Lane suffered a heart attack and died Wednesday evening in Mansfield General Hospital. His attending physician, Dr. Chaturbhai B. Patel, an internist specializing in pulmonary medicine, said Switzer’s heart attack and subsequent sudden death was in no way connected with the Legionnaires’ disease, which symptomatically resembles pneumonia. Switzer, a plumbing inspector with the Mansfield-Richland County Health Department, was under Patel’s treatment at the time of his death. Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation failed to revive him, the doctor said. Switzer had not yet returned to work but had just completed his plumbing inspector recertification work last week. He was hospitalized at MGH with Legionnaires’ disease Feb. 27 and released April 14. Funeral arrangements, by the Wappner Funeral Directors, are incomplete. [Mansfield News Journal, 31 May 1984]

Switzer, Gertrude -- 82Y;  d. 12/20/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 7/4/1873;  Butler resident most of her life;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ 12/20/1955 & 12/21/1955]

Switzer, Jacob -- Died, at Newville, December 1st., Jacob Switzer, aged 56 years.  [Ohio Liberal:  15 December 1881]

Switzer, Jacob -- Independence.  Jacob Switzer of Newville, died last Friday morning.  He has been ill the most of the summer.  Doctors Budd, of Newville, J.M. McLaughlin and Secrist, of Independence, held a post mortem examination.  They found no cancer trouble.  Mr. Switzer was fifty-six years old and was one of the old settlers of Newville;  having lived in and around the place all his lifetime with the exception of two years.   [Ohio Liberal:  07 December 1881]

Switzer, Jacob -- Newville.  Jacob Switzer, died at his home Thursday evening, Dec. 1st., aged 56 years.  His trouble was dementia, together with physical derangement.  One Friday night while the watch of the family relaxed for a few moments, he made his escape from the house and started for Independence, to his son's.  Becoming weak and exhausted he sank to the ground unable to go further.  Diligent search was made by almost the entire town for over an hour, when he was found and carried home.  He ate and drank nothing and most emphatically refused to take medicines.  --  [Bellville Star;  08 December 1881, Vol. 5, No. 10]

Switzer, Jacob -- bur. 1/1888 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  45y  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Switzer, James K. -- James K. Switzer, 53, Ashland, RD 4, died Tuesday at 11 a.m. after an illness of several months.  Mr.  Switzer, a former photographer for The News Journal, was born in Mansfield, Oct. 17, 1925, and lived in the area all his life.   He was a real estate salesman in Ashland and an attendance officer for the city schools.  In the early 1950s, he was a photographer.   Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Denbow-Primm in Ashland.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley;  typed by Dina.  [Mansfield News Journal-May 23, 1979, pg 15]

Switzer, Jennie -- d. 6/12/1870 at Newville, cause of death unknown;  6y, 6m;  b. Newville;  res. Newville  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Switzer, Josiah -- LUCAS -- On Wednesday, the 12th. inst., Josiah Switzer, a life-long resident of this township, departed this life at the age of 61 years and was buried on the Friday following, in the honors of Odd Fellowship, of which order he had been a consistent member for 30 years.  A host of relatives and friends  are called to mourn the loss of the departed.  ** Later in the same newspaper it is mentioned that Mr. Switzer was a member of the Monroe Lodge No. 224, I.O.O.F.  [Ohio Liberal:  26 March 1884]

Switzer, Peter -- Lucas.  Peter Switzer died of apoplexy Wednesday, August 14th., 1889, at his home in Lucas.  He was born near Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio, October 22, 1813 and was therefore at the time of his death, 75 years, 9 months and 23 days old.  He came to Richland County in 1816 with his parents, who located in Monroe Township, where he resided up to his death.  The first day of March, 1838, he was married to Mary Jane Hewitt and to them were given eight children, three of whom remain to mourn their loss, the other five having preceded their father to the shore beyond the dark and troubled waters of this world.  About fifty-two years ago he united with the Monroe Baptist Church and was a faithful and active member until the second day of July, 1877, when said church organization was declared dissolved  About the year 1883 the Congregational church of this place was organized and he united with that organization of which he was an active and earnest member up to the time of his death.  He leaves a grief-stricken wife and three daughters to mourn the loss of a loving husband and a kind and indulgent father, also, one brother, Sampson, of near Fostoria, and one sister, Mrs. Jno. Crone, of Kendallville, Ind., besides a host of other relatives and friends.  The funeral services were held at the Lutheran church on Friday, August 16th., by the Rev. Sumrell, of the Baptist Church, of Mansfield.  Interment in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 14]

Swonger, ---- -- Bellville.  A little child of Albert Swonger's died at Newark on Saturday.  The remains were brought to this place on Sunday for interment.  The funeral took place on Monday from the Globe House and was conducted by Rev. Austin Philpott of the M.E. Church.  --  [Bellville Star:  19 April 1888, Vol. 11, No. 30]  *An additional death notice for this child can be found in the 28 June 1890 edition of the Richland Shield & Banner.

Swonger, Annie E. -- Bellville.  Died:-- Annie E., daughter of Geo. W. Swonger, at Troy, N.Y., on Friday, November 55h. in the 46th. year of her age.  The funeral took place from the Globe House in Bellville, on Tuesday afternoon.  The services were conducted by Rev. Austin Philpott.  --  [Bellville Star:  11 November 1886, Vol. 10, No. 7]

Sword, Catherine -- Wednesday.  James Sword, janitor at the Masonic Temple, received a telegram this morning informing him of the death of his mother, Mrs. Catherine Sword, at her home in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Sword and wife will leave tonight for Washington to attend the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 22]

Sword, Guy Miller -- 64Y;  d. 5/6/1956 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 8/13/1891 at Mansfield;  bur. Shauck Cem., Morrow Co., OH  [MNJ 5/7/1956]

Swoveland, Peter -- Windsor, Feb. 15.  Mifflin township has lost one of its oldest and most respected citizens in the death of Peter Swoveland, which occurred on Sabbath.  Deceased had resided in the same neighborhood for fifty-six years.  He held a number of positions of trust and the responsibility in all of which he discharged his duties faithfully.  [Mansfield Herald:  18 February 1886]

Swoveland, Peter Wesley -- d. 12/16/1870 at Mifflin, Ohio, heart disease;  22y, 2m, 18d;  b. Ohio;  farmer;  res. Mifflin Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Sykes, ---- -- We learn that Dr. Sykes' wife, of Plymouth, hung herself on Tuesday night.  She had been insane.  [Shelby Independent News:  12 October 1876, Vol. 8, No. 51]

Sykes, W.H. -- Dr. W.H. Sykes, of Plymouth, died Sept. 20, aged 62 years.  Funeral Friday, September 23, at 2 p.m.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  23 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 79]

Sykes, W.H. -- Plymouth.  The funeral of the late Dr. W.H. Sykes was held in the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The weather was most disagreeable on account of the steady down-pour of rain during the entire day, but notwithstanding this fact, the church was crowded far beyond its seating capacity.  The services were conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J.A. Andrews, assisted by the Rev. A.C. Miller, of the Lutheran church.  The doctor's life was held up as a truly Christian example, an energetic, faithful worker in the Master's cause.  The remains were laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Dr. Sykes was born in New York state, 62 years ago.  He located in Plymouth in 1865.  He leaves a widow and six children, of whom three are still at home.  As a mark of respect to the memory of Dr. Sykes the schools were dismissed Friday afternoon and all business was practically suspended during the services.  The doctor was an old resident of this place, closely identified with all the interests of the village and ever ready to lend a hand to any enterprise whose object was the bettering or uplifting of the community.  Quite a number of visiting physicians were present from surrounding towns, among them Dr. George Mitchell, of Mansfield.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  27 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 80]

Syler, Ivan -- The death of Iva [sic.] Syler occurred at 3:25 Saturday morning at Charles' Mill.  He was well known in this city as engaged in the flour and feed business.  He had suffered from pneumonia and intestinal paralyses which ended in exhaustive brain trouble after a 10 weeks' illness.  Funeral at the Mt. Zion Lutheran church three miles north of Lucas at 9 o'clock Monday, April 5.   [Semi-Weekly News:  06 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 28]   [This is Ira Syler. He is the son of Simon and Catherine Syler and is buried in Owl Creek Church of the Brethren in Ankenytown. Ira died 3 Apr 1897.   Source:  Cynthia G., great-granddaughter of Simon & Catherine]

Syler, Ivan -- Butler.  The funeral procession of Ivan Syler, of Charles' Mills, passed through town Monday en route to Ankenytown where interment was made.  Mr. Syler was well known here.  [Semi-Weekly News:  06 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 29]   [This is Ira Syler. He is the son of Simon and Catherine Syler and is buried in Owl Creek Church of the Brethren in Ankenytown. Ira died 3 Apr 1897.   Source:  Cynthia G., great-granddaughter of Simon & Catherine]



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