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Vail, Carrie --Columbus. Mrs. Carrie Vail. Word had been received here of the death Saturday of Mrs. Carrie Vail, 81, a former Mansfield resident and sister of Mrs. Lottie Latimer of Hayesville. Mrs. Vail, widow of L. Wade Vail, died at the Parkwood Nursing Home in Columbus. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Olive Macy of Columbus; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 P.M. at the Hayesville Methodist Church, with burial in the Hayesville Cemetery. Submitted by anonymous ( Mansfield News-Journal 24 March 1958).

Vail, Mrs. Solomon. -Mrs. Solomon Vail departed this life last Sunday morning at the ripe age of 74 years, 4 months, 6 days.  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Mr. Heiberts, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Mt. Zion church.  Interment in Mt. Zion cemetery.  She leaves the devoted husband of her youth, two sons, John W. and Melvin M., also one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller.  One daughter, Alice, went before her into the better land.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News:  Friday Evening, April 7, 1899]

Vail, Sarah Copus -- Died, May 10, 1885, Sarah Vail, aged 85 years, 4 months and 9 days.  At the date of her death, Mrs. Vail was probably the oldest continuous resident of Ashland county, having come to Mifflin township with her father in 1808, thus living among us seventy-seven years, except a short time when they fled to Guernsey county after the terrible tragedy at the Copus cabin in which her father and several soldiers were killed by the Greentown Indians.   Mrs. Vail, at the time of her death, was the last survivor of those terrible days, she was then a girl about twelve years old, and was the first one to discover the Indians near the cabin in a cornfield and before the soldiers, who were stationed there to protect the family, could reach their arms the savages were upon them, dealing death and destruction to the lonely cabin and its brave defenders from the adjacent hill side.  In this attack, Mr. James Copus, the father of Mrs. Vail was mortally wounded, dying in a few hours.  Mrs. Vail retained a vivid recollection of these exciting events almost up to the time of her death.  When on the 15th. of September, 1882, the seventieth anniversary of the Copus massacre, the Ashland County Pioneer Society held their grand picnic and erected the monument in honor of those who fell at that time.  Mrs. Vail, then 82 years old, from the stage erected on that tragic hill side, related some of the thrilling events of those days of blood and trial, and at least five thousand people listened to her narrative, although owing to her extreme age but a small proportion of this vast assemblage could understand her.  Her health remained good until about a year ago, since which time she has suffered a great deal from dropsy, superinduced by heart disease.    She died in the companionship of her friends and upon the site where she had so long lived and in plain view of the tragic spot of that terrible morning of September 15, 1812.  Her funeral was attended by a vast concourse of people, a large proportion of whom were the pioneers of Mifflin and adjoining townships.  Her remains were interred in the little graveyard on the farm where she lived and experienced those terrible trials to her early pioneer life.  Peace to her ashes.  [Mansfield Democrat:  06 June 1885, Vol. 10, No. 1]

Valentine, Ida Virginia -- DIED, Dec. 19, at the residence of her father, James A. Valentine, No 60 North Mulberry Street, at 7 p.m., Miss Ida Virginia Valentine, aged 25 years.  Funeral Dec. 21 at 2 p.m.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  22 December 1887, Vol. 4, No. 6]

Valentine, Jacob

Valentine, James A. -- Wednesday.  James A. Valentine, aged 60 years, died at his home on Daisy Street, at 2 o'clock this morning.  Death was caused by a combination of heart trouble and other afflictions.  Some time ago Mr. Valentine had a gangrened limb amputated.  Although the limb healed nicely, Mr. Valentine has never been very strong since.  The deceased is a brother-in-law of Rev. H.L. Wiles.  The funeral arrangements will be announced later.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 May 1892]

Valentine, James A. -- Thursday.  The funeral of James A. Valentine, whose death was announced in yesterday's SHIELD will take place from the family residence on Daisy Street, Friday, at 2 o'clock.  The deceased was a member of the Mansfield Machine Works Benefit Association and the shops will close down so as to allow the men to attend the funeral.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 May 1892]

Valentine, John -- Mr. John Valentine was born in the eastern part of Pennsylvania, Nov. 11, 1814, died at Shenandoah, Oct. 27, 1874 -- aged 59 years, 11 months and 16 days.  He was for many years a devoted member of the Reformed Church, received into said communion by Rev. S.B. Leiter, and continually known as a good and respected citizen.  His funeral was largely attended, and religious services held at the Shenandoah Church, where his remains were interred.  He leaves a sadly bereaved widow, friends and many sorrowing neighbors and citizens to mourn his loss. -- N.H.L.  [Shelby Independent News:  05 November 1874, Vol. 7, No. 2]

Valentine, Rebecca (Devoe)

Van Antwerp, Edward -- DIED, At his residence three miles south of the city July 24, Edward Van Antwerp, aged about 50 years.  Funeral July 27 at ? a.m.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  28 July 1887, Vol. 3, No. 35]

Van Antwerp, H.H. -- bur. 2/17/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  4y, 14d;  res. Madison Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Van Antwerp, Mrs. Milton -- Submitted by Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal:  29 August 1929]

Van Atta, Lee -- bur. 3/1879 at Mansfield Cem., inflammation of the bowels;  1y, 7m, 12d  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Vanbuskirk, Samuel -- d. 11/27/1871 at Mifflin Twp.;  35y, 8m, 18d;  married;  b. Ohio;  blacksmith;  white;  cause = sciatic rheumatism;  res.  Mifflin Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Van Divender, Dora -- 86Y;  d. 1/17/1955 at St. Francis Home, Tiffin, OH;  former Mansfield res.;  b. 3/19/1868 at Mansfield  [MNJ 1/18/1955]

Vanasdale, Charles W. -- 77Y;  d. 8/21/1990 at Shelby Mem. Hosp.  [MNJ 8/22/1990]

Van Dellen, Jay -- Jay Van Dellen, aged 74, residing at Celeryville, northwest of this place, was instantly killed at Vernon Junction, Saturday, when he was struck by a Big Four train as he was returning home from Crestline, where he had been to deliver a load of celery.  The team he was driving was also killed.  Mr. Van Dellen was known as the "Celery King" of Huron County, and was extensively engaged in raising celery.  He was born in the Netherlands, is survived by his wife and two children.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser: 28 August 1915, Vol. 62, No. 40]

Van Riper, Viola -- 60;  former Mansfield resident;  died at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  w/o Harry J.;  born 14 June 1898 at Kenton, O.;  burial at Mansfield Cemetery  [full obituary - Mansfield News Journal:  22 August 1958]  [full obituary - Mansfield News Journal:  23 August 1958]

Van Scoyoc, Emerson

Van Camp, Lewis -- Thursday, a telegram was received by Dr. McArthur announcing the death of Mrs. McArthur's father, Dr. Lewis Van Camp, of Berlin, Ontario.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 26]

Vance, ----

Vance, James H.  -- J.H. Vance, who dropped dead Monday night, was buried Tuesday afternoon.  The body was taken to the jail, on the way to the cemetery, to let Mrs. Vance take a look at the body of her late husband.  It was discovered that Vance is an assumed name, and the real name of the deceased was Van Fossen.  [Mansfield Herald:  19 August 1886]

Vance, James H. -- Pavonia.  Last night at about half past nine o'clock James Vance dropped dead at his residence in Newman's addition.  He had been up town and had just returned.  He was in the act of rubbing his wife with liniment when he threw up his hands to catch his head saying that he had a great pain.  Mr. Vance was about 40 years old and leaves a wife and several children.  He was a stone-cuter by trade.  A postmortem will be held today.  Dr. Reed was called but when he arrived life was extinct.  [Mansfield Herald:  19 August 1886]  Mrs. Abbie Van Fossen, otherwise known as Mrs. Vance, is again at her home in Newman's addition, having recovered from her recent fit of insanity.  [Mansfield Herald:  26 August 1886]  Mrs. Abbie Van Fossen, the woman who has temporary fits of insanity, has removed to Newville.  It is rumored that her husband Vance changed his name from Van Fossen because he had another wife.  [Mansfield Herald:  02 September 1886]

Vance, John Park -- Today's Enquirer says of the death of J.P. Vance, who is well known here:  "John Park Vance, who for the past fifteen years has been an active representative in insurance circles in this city, died at his home in Wyoming at 3:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  He has been a sufferer from diabetes for more than a year, but, with the exception of short ___ of confinement to his home, has given business his attention.  Last Saturday evening Mr. Vance was prostrated by an attack of suffering which terminated yesterday, when he passed quietly away.  The deceased was born in Washington County, Pa., June 14, 1836, and spent his boyhood days there.  He was educated at the Jefferson College, Canonsburg, now known as the Jefferson Washington College of Washington, Pa.  In 1857 Mr. Vance came to Mansfield, Ohio, and for a time was one of the promoters of the Mansfield Seminary.  He was united in marriage with Miss Eleanor Robinson in 1858.  At the close of the rebellion, in which Mr. Vance served, he entered the insurance business as representative of the North American, of Philadelphia, and continued in the employ of this company until his death.  In January, 1877, Mr. Vance was transferred from Mansfield to this city and became a member of the firm of Lawrence & Vance, at the corner of Third and Main Streets.  Since that time Mr. Vance's headquarters have  been on Third Street.  He gained a wide spread acquaintance and among the insurance fraternity was known as one of the most honorable adjusters in the west.  He resided for a number of years in Covington, but for the last five years has lived in Wyoming.  He has a faithful and consistent Christian and for nearly thirty years was an elder in the Presbyterian church.  He also took great interest in Sunday school work.  Mr. Vance was a Knight Templar Mason.  He received his F. and A.M. and R.A.M. degrees in Mansfield and those of the Commandery in Covington, but at the time of his death he was a member of Wyoming Lodge and Chapter, being a past High Priest of the latter, and of Cincinnati Commandery.  He was also a member of James A. Garfield Post G.A.R., of Covington.  He leaves a widow and three children, James J. Vance, of Chicago;  Mrs. W.H. Miller and Miss Eleanor Park Vance, of Wyoming.  The time of the funeral has not yet been fixed.  Services will be held at the residence and the remains will be taken to Mansfield for interment."  The remains will arrive in this city at midnight tomorrow night and the funeral will be held on Friday, the hour and place not yet determined.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 October 1891]

Vance, John Park -- Friday.  The funeral of J.P. Vance was held from the First Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  The remains were taken charge of by Mansfield Commandery, K.T., and buried with Sir knight honors.  A large number of people attended the services and the funeral cortege was large and imposing;  a fit mark of esteem for a man so widely known.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 October 1891]

Vance, Joshua -- d. 9/1885, paralysis;  40y;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Vance, Lucy Ellen Niswonger -- Ellen Niswonger, who resides with her parents at No. 111 East Third Street, was struck by train No. 3 on the P.F. due at 8:08 Monday night and instantly killed.  The young woman had left the house to go to B.J. Julier's grocery to buy some cakes.  It is not known how the accident occurred, but the most probable story is that she was in the act of getting off the track and fell backwards just in time to be struck.  She must have been about seventy-five feet from the Fourth Street crossing, going north.  At this point there is a pile of finely broken macadam and in the night the surface looks level.  It is highly probable that the unfortunate woman saw the train coming and attempted to step aside.  In doing so, she ran up on the pile of macadam and lost her balance falling backward.  The body was thrown entirely to the crossing.  Several boys who were playing in the vicinity, saw the accident and reported it at once to Mr. Julier.  Trav. Harbaugh, of the NEWS office, happened in the vicinity and he and Mr. Julier were the first to the body.  The remains were lying face downward about four feet west of the track, the length being parallel to the track.  The train was stopped and the body was taken in the express car to the depot and carried into the gentleman's waiting room.  It was found that the left leg was broken in a number of places, the left arm was broken and the head was cut.  Death evidently resulted from the blow on the head which was sufficient to break the skull.  The train was running at a high rate of speed.  The engineer is Christian McCann, and the conductor, Major Scott.  The woman wore a calico dress and slippers.  One of the slippers was found by Marshal Lemon near where she was struck.  The other was taken from her foot at the depot.  The parents of the deceased were at once notified and Marshal Lemon notified township trustee Abram Small and at midnight the remains were taken to the Nisonger [sic.] residence on East Third Street.  Coroner Mecklem was notified in the morning.  He was telephoned at Lucas Monday night but could not be found.  Coroner Mecklem arrived at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning and made an examination of the remains.  He pronounced the injuries as above stated and found also that the neck was broken.  He turned the remains over to the undertaker for burial and proceeded to find witnesses to the accident.  The inquest will be held in the near future.  The verdict is a foregone conclusion and the only interesting point in the finding will be whether or not any blame attaches to the railroad company.  The sister of the deceased, Matt. Ross, who is now in Tiffin, will take the expense from the township.  The full name of the deceased was Lucy Ellen Niswonger.  Her age was thirty-six years.  She was married to Robert Vance, a railroader several years ago.  He went to Delaware and there married again without first obtaining a divorce.  He was arrested for bigamy but escaped prosecution.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  04 August 1887, Vol. 3, No. 36]

Van Cleve, Charles Liggett

Vanderbilt, Charles H. -- Charles H. Vanderbilt, 73, of Vanderbilt Rd., died Saturday evening in Mansfield General Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.  Born July 2, 1902, near Lexington, he lived his entire life in this area.  He was a former school teacher in the area for 43 years, retiring from Mansfield Senior High in 1966.  He was a graduate of Ashland College and Ohio State University.  Mr. Vanderbilt was a 51 year member of the First United Church in Lexington where he was an elder since 1940 and served as clerk of the session.  He served as president of the Lexington School Board for 12 years and was a member of the Retman's Club, Lexington area Senior Citizens, Retired Teachers Association, National Education Association and Ohio Education Association.  He is survived by his wife, Hazel N. Vanderbilt; daughter, Mrs Dennis (Jeanne) Mueller of Vanderbilt Rd.; four grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Walter Baughman of Lexington, RD 7 and brother, John L. of Vanderbilt Rd.  (Submitter's Note:  Mr. Vanderbilt was the son of Enoch Vanderbilt and Isa Logan Vanderbilt.)  Submitted by Ouoxman.  [Mansfield News Journal:  21 December 1975]

Vanderbilt, John L. -- John L. Vanderbilt, 81, of Vanderbilt Rd., Lexington, RD 7, died Friday evening in University Hospital in Columbus following a long battle with cancer.  Mr. Vanderbilt, who was the first Ohioan to receive an experimental radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer, was featured last August in The News Journal's Focus Section.  He was born Jan. 2, 1901, on Orchard Park Rd. and was a lifetime area resident.  For most of his life, he had operated a farm on Vanderbilt Rd.  He also was self-employed as a structural steel construction worker and at one time operated the Vanderbilt and Walter Garage.  Mr. Vanderbilt was the first Oliver Tractor dealer in Richland County.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Sheperd Vanderbilt, five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Doudna and Maxine Vanderbilt, both of Bellville, and Mrs. Roy (Grace) Walter, Mrs. Carl (Patricia) Noblet and Mrs. David (Regina) Sand, all of Lexington; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Walter (Lelia) Baughman of Bellville, RD 2.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice R., and a son, Johnny R.  Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Submitted by Ouoxman.  [Mansfield News Journal:  28 November 1982]

Vanderbilt, Johnny R. -- Johnny R. Vanderbilt, 28, of Lexington, RD 1, died last night at University Hospital in Columbus of acute leukemia, following a six week illness.   Employed at the Mansfield Siding Company, he was a veteran of four years with the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean conflict.  Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Martin Vanderbilt; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Vanderbilt; five sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Doudna of Delaware, Mrs. Grace Walters, Mrs. Maxine Dickens, Mrs. Patricia Noblet, all of Lexington; and, Miss Regina Vanderbilt, at home; and, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Chance of Wooster.  Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.  Submitted by Ouoxman.  [Mansfield News Journal:  02 February 1960]

Vanderbilt, Martha L. -- Martha L. Vanderbilt, 86, formerly of Ohio 546, died Thursday in Woodlawn Nursing Home after a 10-year illness.  She was born Jan. 17, 1906, near Lexington to John and Daisy Goodhart McCrory and lived her lifetime in the Lexington area.  Mrs. Vanderbilt was a former employee of the former Stevens Manufacturing Co. and assisted her husband in the operation of a farm on Ohio 546 south of Lexington.  She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, the Hill and Valley Garden Club, the Columbia Grange and the Richland County Farm Bureau.  Surviving are a daughter, Delores Shorts, of Mansfield; a grandson, Jeffrey Maier of Florida; a granddaughter, Christine Shearer of Lexington, and a great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband John A. Vanderbilt, and two sisters, Rhea Steffe and Clara Huvier.  Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.  Submitted by Ouoxman.  [Mansfield News Journal:  01 January 1993]

Vandervort, Lewis C.-- Mansfield. Lewis Carl Vandervort, 58, died at his home, 1106 Woodland Rd., this morning. He had been in failing health but his death was unexpected.   Born in Jamestown, O., Jan 22, 1900, he had lived here for 10 years. He operated a dental laboratory and was a member of the Main Street Evangelical United Brethren Church.   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marian Spayde Vandervort, and one daughter, Debra Vandervort, both at home.   Funeral services will be conducted at the J.H. Finefrock & Sons Funeral Homes Saturday at 11 a.m., by the Rev. Coburn C. Vandersall, pastor of the Main EUB Church. Burial will be in the Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.  Submitted by anonymous. [Mansfield News 14 Oct 1902]

Vandivender, John -- John Vandivender, aged 60, died at his home on North Sugar Street, last night, from heart failure.  The deceased was a well known character about Mansfield, having lived here a number of years.  The greater part of his life was spent in the employ of the Pennsylvania railroad company;  he served in many capacities from humble positions to those of responsibility.  He was a curious character and very original in his ideas.  He leaves a wife and five children.  His son arrived in the city from Pittsburg this morning and announced that the funeral will probably be held Friday afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 June 1893]

Vandivender, Mrs. John V. -- Mrs. John Vandivender died at 3 a.m. Thursday last.  She had been suffering several years from yellow jaundice.  Her funeral will take place from the residence on North Water Street at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  30 July 1885, Vol. 35, No. 37]

Vandivenger, Mrs. J. -- d. 7/1885, jaundice;  35y;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Van Dorn, John -- Among the deaths we give this week but one person lived to be over ninety years old.  This was John Van Dorn of Washington Township.  Twenty-nine lived to be over seventy-five years of age.  [Ohio Liberal:  30 May 1877]

Van Fossen, J.H. -- *see entry for James H. Vance.

Van Fossen, R.J. -- bur. 8/1886 at Mansfield Cem., blood vessel;  53y  [Mansfield Herald:  21 October 1886]

VanHorn, Bornani [aka:  Barnard]-- DIED, Bornani VanHorn, was born in Columbiana County, O., June 10, 1817, and died in Rome, Sept. 15, 1885, aged 68 years, 3 months and 5 days.  [Mansfield Herald:  01 October 1885, Vol. 35, No. 46] ** Thanks to Margery for providing us with the "Barnard" name 9/05.

Vanhorn, John -- Died - At his residence in Green township, on the 10th. inst. John Vanhorn.  He was attacked with the Bilious Colic and survived only about 10 hours.  Mr. Vanhorn has been an Elder of the Presbyterian church for a number of years.  He was exemplary in his walk and conversation, beloved and esteemed by all who knew him, hones in his dealings with all men, & we trust a faithful servant of his Lord and Master Jesus Christ.  He was about the Meridian of Life, and had by his indefatigable industry and care become comfortably situated.  But alas he is no more, and we trust gone to a better world where sin and sorrow can never enter.  He has left a wife and rising family to mourn their irreparable loss, of a tender and affectionate husband and indulgent parent.  [Mansfield Gazette and Richland Farmer:  31 August 1831]

Van Horn, Quesqui -- bur. Red Squirrel Cem.;  Civil War Vet.  [WPA Burial Records]

Vanscoy, Emma Wood

Van Scoy, George W. -- George W. Van Scoy, an aged man living with his son, W.A. Van Scoy, on a farm three miles north of Adario on the line between Richland and Huron counties, and grandfather of E.H. Van Scoy, of South Main Street, committed suicide, Wednesday morning, about 7:30 o'clock by shooting himself with a rifle.  Mr. Van Scoy had been rather despondent for some time past but when he left the house and went to the buggy shed not far distant nothing was thought of it, until the loud report of a rifle sounded and relatives of the unfortunate man on going to the buggy shed found there, the old man with a bullet in his brain, the rifle beside him.  He was already dead.  The coroner of Huron County was called and viewed the remains.  No cause is given for the rash deed other than that Mr. Van Scoy had grown despondent over the infirmities of age and decided that he would bring his life to an end.  He was 81 years of age, well known and highly respected by all who knew him.  His wife died some years ago.  He leaves three sons.  Funeral services at 10 o'clock Friday morning at his late home.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  09 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 27 as reprinted from the Mansfield Shield]

Vanscoyock, First -- d. 12/15/1869 at Lucas;  1y, 10m;  b. Lucas;  white;  cause:  diphtheria;  res. Lucas  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Vantilburg, Eliza A. -- Monday -- Miss Eliza A. Vantilburg died at her residence on West Johns Street Sunday morning at 1 o'clock. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 22 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 41]

Vantilburg, Edith Montilla -- Died, At Shelby, October 3d., Edith Montilla, daughter of Brutus, deceased, and Elizabeth Vantilburg, aged 3 years.  [Ohio Liberal:  27 October 1881]

Vantilburg, Frank

Vantilburg, Hannah -- Mrs. Hannah Vantilburg, widow of Peter Vantilburg, dropped dead yesterday at her home, No. 18 West Johns Street.  She was the mother of the girl who was killed by Charles Steingraver, and for which he was hanged at Ashland thirty years ago.  --  [Bellville Star:  15 June 1882, Vol. 5, No. 37 as reprinted from the Mansfield Call]

Vantilburg, John -- d. 1/9/1871 at Mifflin, Ohio, disease of the bladder and kidney;  86y, 5m, 28d;  b. Virginia;  farmer;  res. Mifflin Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Vantilburg, John B. -- John B. Vantilburg, who has been ill for a number of weeks past, died Monday morning at 9 o'clock at his home, five miles east of the city.  He was 73 years of age.  Funeral Wednesday at 9:30 o'clock a.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 94]

Vantilburg, John B. -- John B. Vantilburg, who died Monday at his home, five miles east of the city, was one of the best citizens of Richland County.  He lived on the farm where he was born 73 years ago.  His parents obtained the place by patent from the government.  He wrought upon his inheritance, improved and beautified it and leaves it for the temporal comfort and support of wife and children, whom he loved so well.  Mr. Vantilburg was honored and respected by all who knew him.  He was an honest and upright man.  He was a good neighbor and a considerate Christian.  The First Presbyterian church of this city, of which he was a member, loses a man of sterling character and one who was loyal to its standards and generous in the support of all its activities.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 95]

VanTilburg, Laura B. -- 59Y;  d. 7/5/1955 at People's Hosp.;  b. 9/22/1895 at Madison Twp.;  d/o J.M. & Lily (McBride) VanTilburg;  bur. Windsor Cem.  [MNJ 7/6/1955]

Vantilburg, Peter -- bur. 9/24/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  80y;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Van Winkler, Sarah W. -- d. 9/15/1872 at Plymouth;  6m, 15d;  b. Plymouth;  white;  cause = whooping cough;  res. Plymouth Township  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Van Zile, Mrs. Perry -- Butler.  Mrs. Perry Van Zile died at her home on Pine Run Saturday morning, aged about 75 years.  The funeral took place at St. John's Sunday at 11 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  23 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 79]

Varner, ---- -- The 8-year-old son of Edward C. Varner, who resides 2½ miles south of the city on the Lexington road, died Friday morning of diphtheria.  Funeral Sunday at 9:30 a.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 4]

Vasbinder, Anna C. -- Mrs. Anna C. VASBINDER, relict of the late George VASBINDER, died on Friday morning aged 79 years and 8 months.  The funeral services took place from her late residence, No. 50, North Mulberry street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.   [Ohio Liberal:  28 February 1883]

Vasbinder, David Bryant -- Died on Tuesday, May 9th., of cancer, David Bryant Vasbinder, aged 76 years, 8 months and 3 days.  He came to this county from Pennsylvania about forty years ago.  He was very rich, unmarried, and is known by donating the park fountain.  Nearly all his property goes to his sister in Mansfield.  --  [Bellville Star:  18 May 1882, Vol. 5, No. 33]

Vasbinder, Jane -- Miss Jane Vasbinder, a well known and highly respected lady, who has been a resident of this county for nearly three quarters of a century, and of this city for 18 years, died Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock at her home, corner of Park Avenue West and Mulberry Street, after a short illness.  Miss Vasbinder was about 93 years of age.  She was born in Washington County, Pa., and was the daughter of Ephraim and Sarah Vasbinder.  She came to Ohio with her parents when she was about 18 years of age and settled at Fredericktown, where the family resided about a year.  Her father was a wagon maker by trade and pursued that occupation at Fredericktown.  From Fredericktown the family moved to a farm in Washington Township, four miles south of this city.  Here Miss Vasbinder lived for many years and here her parents died.  Some years ago she and her brother, David Vasbinder, moved to Mansfield and resided here the rest of their lives.  The fountain which adorns Central Park was presented to the city by David and Jane Vasbinder and is an enduring monument of their generosity.  This useful gift has been greatly appreciated and will endure to succeeding generations.  David Vasbinder died about 14 years ago.  Miss Vasbinder was a loyal member of the First Presbyterian church.  The funeral will probably occur Thursday and will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. D.J. Meese.  [Semi-Weekly News:  28 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 78]

Vasbinder, Laley -- d. 12/3/1867 at Washington Twp.;  84y, 10m, 10d;  widowed;  b. New Jersey;  white;  cause:  dropsy;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Vennum, John C. -- People who saw John C. Vennum on the streets this forenoon will be surprised to learn that death, by one sudden and swift stroke, which came without warning claimed him for a victim at 12:45 this afternoon.  The circumstances attending the sudden blow are about as follows:  Mr. Vennum has been complaining for several days of a severe pain to the chest near the heart.  Last evening he complained more than usual and spent a restless night.  The morning he was feeling considerably better and, after eating a rather hearty breakfast, he came from his home, No. 5 South Mulberry Street, down town.  He returned home about 11 o'clock and, as he was feeling badly, he lay down on a sofa in the sitting room.  He was called to dinner, but answered that he was not feeling well and would eat later.  At the hour above mentioned, while the remainder of the family were at dinner, they were startled by hearing a sound as of something falling in the sitting room and, rushing in, they found Mr. Vennum lying on the floor unconscious.  Drs. Hedges and Anderson were immediately called and when they reached the house they found the patient still alive but dying from an apoplectic attack.  Hypodermic injections were given but without relief and within a few moments John C. Vennum was dead.  Mr. Vennum was well and favorably known to nearly every residents in Mansfield.  He was born near Fredericktown sixty-nine years ago.  Later he lived at Lexington for a short time.  Arriving at his majority, he went to Illinois and Iowa and in 1852 went to California.  Several years later he returned and on May 10, 1855 he was married to Miss Martha M. Ritchie.  Mrs. Vennum died without issue several years later and Mr. Vennum on May 29, 1861 married Miss Mary A. Proctor, who survives him.  He leaves one son and two daughters, as follows:  Arthur, living with his parents in this city;  Mrs. J.M. Cook, of Wichita, Kas.;  and Mrs. John Hedges, of Ft. Worth, Tex.  Mrs. Vennum is prostrated with grief.  As she has been in poor health for some time it is feared that the sudden stroke which deprived her of a husband, may prove fatal to her.  The deceased had long been a prominent member of the First Presbyterian church of this city, and at the time of his death, was one of the officers of the church.  As the hour of going to press the arrangements for the funeral had not yet been completed.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 November 1891]

Vennum, John C. -- Woodville.  Sadness and sorrow exist in our village over the sudden death of John C. Vennum, who was the faithful superintendent of Woodville Sunday School and was loved and highly esteemed by all its members.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 November 1891]

Vennum, Mary A. (Proctor) -- Mrs. Mary A. Vennum, widow of the late John C. Vennum, died very suddenly Monday night about 9 o'clock at the home of her son-in-law, J.M. Cook, on Sturges Avenue.  The cause of death was heart failure.  She had just retired  for the night when death came gently and she passed peacefully away.  A slight noise attracted her daughter to her bedside and on going there Mrs. Vennum was found to have died.  She has been frail for some time past, but was apparently in her usual state of health and good spirits Monday and her sudden demise came with all the more shock to her friends.  Mrs. Vennum was born at Lexington, April 30, 1831.  She was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Proctor.  She was married May 29, 1861 at Lexington to John C. Vennum and for several years after their marriage they resided at Lexington, after which they moved to this city and resided here for a number of years.  To them were born four children of whom three survive:  Mrs. James M. Cook, of this city, Mrs. John R. Hedges, of Galveston, Tex., and Arthur P. Vennum, of Cleveland, of the reportorial staff of the Cleveland (OH) Leader.  Mr. & Mrs. Vennum resided a few years in California, after which they moved back to this city, where Mr. Vennum died Nov. 19, 1891.  A sister of Mrs. Vennum, Mrs. R.J. Calhoun resides at Alameda, Cal., and there are three brother listing:  Alexander M. Proctor, of Mt. Vernon, Ia., Richard G. Proctor, of Pittsburg, and F.M. Proctor, of this city.  Mrs. Vennum was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 13]

Vennum, Mary A. (Proctor) -- The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Vennum will take place from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J.M. Cook, Sturges Avenue, this afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment private.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 13]

Vennum, Mary A. (Proctor) -- The funeral services of Mrs. Mary A. Vennum occurred Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of J.M. Cook on Sturges Avenue.  The exercises were conducted by the Rev. Dr. D.J. Meese, of the Presbyterian church, of which church Mrs. Vennum was a member.  The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.  The singers were Byron Balliett, Miss Fleming, Miss Winona Weatherby and Loomis Day.  The pall bearers were:  Lorin O. Thompson, Charles Bunker, Barney Beverstock, Berry Baxter, Charles Harding, and George W. Blymyer.  The interment was private.  [Semi-Weekly News:  16 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 14]

Venturi, Frank "Frenchy"  -- Frank Venturi, a Frenchman, died at Wooster Monday.  He lived in this city for a dozen or more years and kept a saloon and grocery.  He was known to everybody as "Frenchy".  He was married to Mrs. Theresa Schauck, who still resides in this city at No. 80 West Bloom Street.  "French" was a fine-looking, large man, and lived happily with his wife until dissipation separated them.  This occurred about fifteen years ago.  A correspondent in writing of him says:  "It has been learned since his illness that he had three wives, one in Italy, one at Mansfield and one here.  The woman here has shown great devotion to him in his dying moments.  He was a foreman of a gang of fence builders on the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway.  [MANSFIELD WEEKLY NEWS:  02 June 1887, Vol. 3, No. 27]

Veogle, Henry -- d. 12/17/1867 at Mansfield;  50y, 6m;  married;  b. Germany;  grocer;  white;  cause:  accidental shot;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Vermilya, Carl C. -- 81Y;  d. 1/24/1955 at Richland Hosp.;  b. 2/2/1874 at Savannah;  Mansfield resident 1924-1955  [MNJ 1/25/1955]

Vernon, Horace Clifford -- Horace Clifford Vernon, aged 21 years, died Friday night at the home of his brother, C.R. Vernon, in Shelby.  The deceased had been a sufferer from consumption for several years and spent the past few years in sanitariums in Pennsylvania and Colorado.  He returned to Shelby a short time ago.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  22 May 1905]

Vesper, Christian

Vestch, Elizabeth -- *see also:  Elizabeth Voesch

Vickroy, Emanuel  -- Bangorville.  Emanuel Vickroy, an old resident of this vicinity, and residing southwest of here, aged 73 years, died Saturday morning.  Funeral service Tuesday at the Perry Church.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  25 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 16]

Vickroy, Emanuel -- Waterford.  Emanuel Vickroy died Feb. 19, aged about 75 years.  He had been a sufferer for several years from rheumatism and also had a cancer on his head.  He leaves seven children:  Orrin, of Wyandot County;  Jacob, of near this place;  John, of Mansfield;  Mrs. Clark Vannornan and Mrs. Cassius Huntsman, of near Darlington;  Mrs. Henry Swartz, of Nevada;  and Sarah, who lived at home with her father.  His wife preceded him to the grave about 35 years ago.  Interment at Perry, near Darlington, Feb. 22.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  25 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 16]

Vincent, Rev. Dr.  -- Friday.  Rev. Dr. Vincent, father of Rev. W.H. Vincent, of this city, died at his home at Ligonier, Pa. last Tuesday.  Rev. and Mrs. Vincent are attending the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 October 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 23]

Vinson, Anna Mabelle (Wilson) -- w/o S. Glen;  d. 6/3/1954 at home, Mansfield;  b. Logansport, IN;  d/o George D. & Emma R. (Branyon) Wilson;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 6/3/1954]

Vinson, Anna Mabelle (Wilson) -- w/o S. Glen Vinson (president of the Ideal Electric Co.)  [Mansfield News Journal:  04 June 1954]

Vinson, Bruff -- Bruff Vinson, Esq., of Plymouth, died on the 5th. of May, on his way home from Florida via. New York over the A. & G.W. R.R. somewhere near Salamanca, New York.  He had been spending the winter in Florida, and his health seemed somewhat improved, but he became worse, and came home to die.  His oldest son went to meet him, but was not able to bring his father home alive.  He was a zealous member of the Masonic Fraternity, and was buried by the Order on Sabbath last.  He was widely known, and many of his Masonic friends from Fairfield, Attica, New London and Shelby, were in attendance upon his funeral, which was also very largely attended by citizens of Plymouth and surrounding country.  He was one of the solid citizens of Plymouth for many years.  [Shelby Independent News: 14 May 1874, Vol. 6, No. 29]

Virol, Amos -- Amos Virol of Shelby drank a quart of Paris Green Friday afternoon and died Saturday morning.  This is the second attempt the man has made to end his life.  He shot himself about one year ago but recovered.  Virol had been out of employment about one year and had made application to be taken to the infirmary and his application had been filed by the trustees with the county authorities who had arranged to received the man, Saturday.  Virol mixed about one quart of the Paris Green in water and drank all of it except about one inch of the mixture.  His family immediately telephoned for physicians but could locate none of them.  About two hours after Dr. Hyde, the township doctor, was found but it was then too late to save Virol's life.  The man did not want any medical aid saying he wanted to be left alone and wanted to die.  When asked why he took the poison, Virol said he was tired of living.  He had been night watchman for the Shelby tube works for about thirteen years but after losing his place there, had been unable to secure employment elsewhere.  This was the third suicide in Richland County within a week.   [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  15 February 1909]

Voegele, ---- -- bur. 3/1888 at Mansfield Cem., spasms;  1d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Voegele, ---- -- d. 3/1885, premature birth;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Voegele, Albert C. - Death of A Member of the Board of Water Works Trustee. - After a Lingering Illness, But Closely Following Upon a Supposed Improvement in Health, Death Came Suddenly from a Stroke of Apoplexy. - Albert C. Voegele, a well known and highly respected resident of this city, died at 10:30 o’clock this morning at his home, 53 Washington avenue. Though Mr. Voegele had been ill since Dec. 2, last, with a complication of diseases and at times his life was despaired of, his demise came in the nature of a painful surprise to his host of friends, for it had been thought that of late he was improving. The cause of death was apoplexy. Mr. Voegele was the son of the late Henry Voegele and was born Sept. 18, 1858, at the family residence on North Main street, where the Krause building now stands. He was a large hearted, generous, whole souled man and was well liked by everyone. He was twice elected to the office of water works trustee and as such was serving his second term. Since 1878 he has been associated with his brother William F. Voegele, in the coal business and was also a stockholder in several of Mansfield’s manufacturing concerns. He was a self-made man, was industrious and possessed considerable shrewd business ability. He was married Sept. 18, 1890, to Miss Kate Bahmler, who died about six years ago. He was a member of Mansfield lodge F. & A. M. and of Mansfield chapter R. A. M. , also of Mansfield lodge I.O.O.F. and Madison lodge K.of P. He leaves four brothers, William F., F. C., Gustavus, and Charles Voegele, and four sisters, Mrs. George Meister, Mrs. George Ludwig, Mrs. William Touby and Mrs. Will A. Remy. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but the services will likely be held Thursday. Submitted by Faye and Jean [The Mansfield News: Tuesday, February 14, 1899]

Voegele, George Albert -- Died, Tuesday evening, December 24th, at 10:00 George Albert Voegele, son of Frederick and Mary Katherine Voegele, aged 30 years.  He was suddenly stricken with pneumonia on Sunday, Dec. 23, and nothwithstanding quick medical attention and careful nursing, he grew rapidly worse until his death ensued.  George was a bright, active and pleasant young man and had a host of friends in Mansfield and vicinity.  Prior to his sickness he was employed by the Richardson Bottling Co., by whom he was regarded as an industrious and faithful employee.  In his immediate family he is survived by his father, mother and one sister, Mrs. Annie Vesper.  Submitted by Ouoxman.  [Mansfield News:  26 December 1912]

Voegele, Henry -- d. 2/18/1873 at Mansfield;  1m, 6d;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause - small pox;  res. Mansfield - 2nd. Ward  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Voegele, Katherine (Bahmler) -- Mrs. Katherine Voegele, wife of Albert C. Voegele, died at her home on Washington Avenue at 3 o'clock this morning of lung trouble.  The deceased had been in ill health for several years and spent the winner of '91-2 at Marietta, Ga., for the benefit of her health.  Upon her return to this city the malady again asserted itself and for some months it was known she could not recover.  Mrs. Voegle's maiden name was Bahmler and she was born in Ashland, Nov. 9, 1862.  Her parents dying when she was quite small, she removed to Bellville where she lived with her sister, Mrs. J.C. Nelson, until her marriage about 2½ years ago.  She leaves a husband, one brother, Chris. Bahmler of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Osbun, of Akron, and Mrs. Nelson, of Bellville.  For many years Mrs. Voegele has been a member of the Evangelical church of Ashland and a communicant of St. Luke's church of this city.  Mr. Voegele has the sympathy of a host of friends in his bereavement.  The funeral, which will be private, will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. D.W. Smith officiating.  Interment at the Mansfield Cemetery.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 April 1893]

Voegele, Louisa S. -- bur. 9/1886 at Mansfield Cem., pneumonia;  65y, 3m, 18d  [Mansfield Herald:  21 October 1886]

Voelster, Henry -- d. 2/3/1871 at poor house, old age;  85y;  no place of birth listed;  res. poor house [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Voesch, Elizabeth -- Mrs. Christian Voesch, who died Sunday, was buried Tuesday afternoon.  The funeral took place from her late residence two miles northeast of the city.  The funeral procession, which passed up Main Street, was one of the largest we have seen for a long time.  [Ohio Liberal:  18 June 1879]

Voesch, Elizabeth -- bur. 6/15/1879 at Mansfield Cem., cancer;  49y, 5m, 16d  [Ohio Liberal:  09 July 1879] 

Voetsch, ---- -- A two year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Voetsch, who reside about a mile and a half east of the city, near the Ashland Road, died Sunday.  The funeral took place from the residence Tuesday at 2 o'clock p.m.  The remains will be interred in the Mansfield Cemetery, Faust & Wappner, officiated as undertakers.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  17 December 1885, Vol. 36, No. 5]

Voetsch, Mary -- d. 12/1885, heart disease;  1y, 8m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Vogel, John -- John Vogel, an inmate of the Soldiers' Home at Dayton (OH), fell from the balcony of the Home hospital, on the 22d., and was instantly killed.  [Ohio Liberal:  31 July 1878]

Vogel, John Sr. -- 73Y;  d. 7/21/1954 at Rosemont Rest Home;  bur. Mansfield Catholic Cem.  [MNJ 7/22/1954]

Vogel, Michael M. -- Michael M. Vogel, 78, died Tuesday at the Mansfield General Hospital.  Born in Austria-Hungary, he came to this country as a child...he was retired from The Ideal Electric Co.   He was a member of the St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Catholic Foresters.   Surviving are his wife, M. Gilde Vogel; one son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; one brother, Nicholas and two sisters, Mrs. Joh??? and Mrs. Pauline Mutsch of Mansfield.   Funeral Mass will be at St. Peter's Catholic Church at ???? and burial will be in Mansfield cemetery.   Friends may call at the Herlilihy Funeral Home Thursday ????? and 7 to 9 p.m.  Vigil service????at 8:30 p.m.   Memorial contributions ??????? to St. Peter's Catholic Church.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley--typed by Dina--[Mansfield News Journal--pg 15--May 23, 1979]  parts of this article unreadable

Vogele, Heinrich -- d. 12/17/1867 at Richland Co.;  no age given;  b. Germany;  grocer;  white;  cause of death:  accident;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Vogenberger, Margaret (Loeffer) -- DEATH OF MRS. VOGENBERGER. Margaret Loeffert was born in Weiliumschenbuch, Wittenberg, Germany, Sept. 4, 1860. She came alone to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1880, where she was united in holy wedlock with Frank C. Vogenberger, March 22, 1884. They removed to Bellville in October 1890, where she died March 28, 1895, after a brief illness, aged 34 years, 6 months and 24 days, leaving a husband and five children to mourn her loss. She was received into the Lutheran Church by the rite of confirmation at the age of 14, and continued a faithful member to the last. The sympathy of all who know them goes out to the bereaved husband and motherless children, in this the saddest and darkest hour of their lives. The funeral services were held in the Lutheran church on Friday last at 2:30 p.m., Rev. J.N. Barnett officiating.  [Bellville Independent:  04 April 1895]

Vogler, Florence Wilkinson -- Mansfield News Journal:  13 November 1957

Vohl, Sarah -- Miss Sarah Vohl, after a very short illness died at the home of Mr. & Mrs. B.A. Baxter, Thursday, June 16.  Miss Vohl began life in Mansfield about three years ago as a trained nurse and had already won an enviable reputation in her chosen work.  She endeared herself to a wide circle of friends who mourn her untimely death.  The remains were accompanied to Mt. Vernon at 4:36 Friday morning by her sister, Mrs. A.B. Cassel and were laid to rest Saturday morning in Mound View.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  21 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 52]

Vonhof, Julia (Kahl) Aberle -- Mrs. Julia Aberle Vonhof died Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at her home, 233 West Fourth street, after having been ill for some time.  Mrs. Vonhof was born 62 years ago, Aug. 5 last at Hohen-Solms, Prussia, Germany.  Her maiden name was Julia Kahl and she came to this country and to Mansfield when she was 12 years of age.  She has lived here ever since.  She was twice married.  Her first husband was Theodore Aberle, who died twenty-five years ago.  She leaves three daughters, Miss Mary Aberle, a teacher in the Mansfield public schools;  Misses Catherine and Margaret Aberle.  This is the third death in the family within eighteen months, a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Aberle, having died in March 1900 and a son, Charles, last June.  Mrs. Vonhof was a member of St. John's German Evangelical church.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. William Dresel, of St. John's, assisted by the Rev. Ferdinand Buesser, formerly located here but now of Strassburg, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at her late home.  [Mansfield News:  11 November 1901, Vol. 17, No. 215]

Vore, Elizabeth -- DIED -- In Jefferson Twp., July 5th., Mrs. Elizabeth Vore, aged 82 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 17 July 1884, Vol. 34, No. 35]

Vore, Elizabeth -- Bellville.  Mrs. Elizabeth Vore died Saturday morning at the residence of Marshal Clark, after an illness of six months, in her 82nd. year, and her remains were interred at the Quaker Cemetery.  She was raised a Quaker, but was inclined towards the Universalist doctrine.  Rev. H.L. Canfield conducted the funeral services.  --  [Bellville Star:  10 July 1884, Vol. 7, No. 41]

Vrabel, Alma R. -- MANSFIELD -- Alma R. Vrabel, 86, of 1568 Lexington Ave., widow of William Vrabel died early today in Woodlawn Nursing Home after an extended illness.  She was born June 11, 1896, in Mansfield and lived here all her life. Mrs. Vrabel was a member of the Women of Moose. Submitted by Linda & Shirley [Mansfield News Journal: 23 November 1982]

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