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Wians, George -- George Wians, fifteen years old, was killed at Mansfield Tuesday by the afternoon mail train, on the B.&O. railroad.  He was coasting on a street that crossed the track, and had his neck broken by the collision.  --  [Bellville Star:  22 January 1885, Vol. 8, No. 17]

Wickert, George -- bur. 10/1888 at Mansfield Cem., old age;  81y, 4m, 11d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Wickstrom, ---- -- Shelby.  The 1-year-old child of J.W. Wickstrom died last Sunday of summer complaint and was buried Monday.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  26 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 62]

Widemier, Jacob -- Jacob Widemier died Wednesday at noon at his home 1½ miles east of the city, age 81 years.  The cause of death was heart trouble.  Funeral Friday afternoon from the German Lutheran church on West Third Street at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Preuss officiating.  [Semi-Weekly News:  16 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 57]

Widney, Mary (Henderson) -- Bellville.  Mrs. Mary Henderson Widney, wife of John P. Widney, a former well known resident of Bellville for nearly 25 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Lewis, in Auburn, Ind., Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, 1903, aged 72 years, 5 months and 12 days.  In 1879 Mrs. Widney with her husband moved to Bellville, O., where they resided until April 12, 1902, when they returned to St. Joe.  A few weeks ago they came to Auburn to spend the winter with their children, where Mrs. Widney sickened and died.  The funeral services were held at the Lewis home at 2 o'clock p.m. Friday, conducted by Rev. L.M. Krider.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  27 November 1903, Vol. 11, No. 47]

Wiegand, Jacob -- Wednesday -- Jacob Wiegand, aged 50 years, died at his home on South Diamond Street at 2 a.m. today. Funeral will be held Friday. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 November 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 28 In the following week's paper ... dated 28 November 1896 (Vol. LXXIX, No. 29):  Friday -- Jacob Wiegand, who died Wednesday morning, was buried today from his home, 398 South Diamond Street. The funeral was conducted by the Knights of Honor, of which the deceased was a member.

Wigand, ---- -- bur. 3/1888 at Mansfield Cem., still born  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Wigton, Alice E. -- d. 10/22/1870 at Monroe Twp., sinking chills;  8y, 6m, 11d;  b. Monroe Twp.;  single;  farmer's daughter;  res. Monroe Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wigton, Elmer E. -- 93Y;  d. 5/11/1956 at home, Mansfield;  b. 7/16/1862 at Newville;  mem. First Christian Church, Mansfield Lodge No. 35, F. & A.M., Mansfield Chapter No. 28 RAM, Mansfield Council No. 94, R. & S.M., Mansfield Commandery No. 21, Knights Templar and the Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton;  h/o Anne E.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 5/12/1956]

Wigton, Jacob -- Jacob Wigton, one of the oldest residents of Monroe Township, who resided near Pinhook, was buried Thursday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 18]

Wigton, James F. -- *see also:  James F. Whigton

Wigton, Jennie -- d. 10/27/1870 at Monroe Twp., sinking chills;  4y, 11m, 6d;  b. Monroe Twp.;  farmer's daughter;  res. Monroe Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wigton, John -- John Wigton, who has been living with his son, Charles Wigton, 71 Orchard Street, died Nov. 1, aged 73 years, 8 months and 10 days.  He leaves eight children, four sons and four daughters.  Squire Wigton has been failing in health since his wife's death last January.  He was born in Monroe Twp., engaged in the mercantile business in Newville for a number of years, and was justice of the peace for 27 years in Worthington Twp.  He was a graduate of the old Gailey Seminary and taught school 23 terms in one building, the historic old Sandstone school house.  Squire Wigton was a charter member of the second lodge of the I.O.O.F. organized in this county.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  04 November 1904, Vol. 12, No. 43 as reprinted from Wednesday's NEWS]

Wigton, M.E. -- Lucas.  M.E. Wigton, a highly respected citizen of Monroe Township, after months of suffering from stomach trouble, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Baughman, Thursday morning, Aug. 20th., at 9 o'clock.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 15]

Wigton, Mrs. William (nee Coe) -- Butler.  Mrs. Wm. Wigton, daughter of Stephen Coe, of near Davis, died Sunday, of consumption, and was buried at St. Johns on Tuesday at 10 o'clock.  [BUTLER ENTERPRISE:  17 August 1893, Vol. V, No. 38]

Wigton, P.M. -- d. 4/23/1868 at Monroe Twp.;  7m, 22d;  b. Monroe Twp.;  white;  cause:  erysipelas;  res. Monroe Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wigton, Prelia M. -- d. 4/23/1868 at Richland Co.;  7m, 23d;  b. Richland Co.;  infant;  d/o Wm. & Susan Wigton;  white;  no cause given;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wigton, William -- Butler.  Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Coe attended the funeral of William Wigton at St. Johns last Thursday.  Mr. Wigton died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Swank, at Loudonville.  [Bellville Star:  06 March 1924, Vol. 2, No. 45]

Wigton, William -- d. 5/27/1868 at Richland Co.;  41y, 10m, 24d;  b. Richland Co.;  Farmer;  s/o Wm. & Jane Wigton;  white;  no cause given;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wiggins, Matilda -- DIED -- At Shelby, Jan. 25th., Mrs. Matilda Wiggins, mother of T.H. Wiggins. Her remains were interred at Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, on Friday last. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 31 January 1884, Vol. 34, No. 11]

Wiggins, T.H. [Tilman H.]-- Attorney T.H. Wiggins, of Shelby, who has been ailing for some time from heart disease and other complications, died at 10 o'clock Saturday night, aged about 51 years.  Mr. Wiggins was a prominent member of the bar of this county and was well known, not only at his home, but all over the county.  Mr. Wiggins has lived in Shelby for many years, was a prominent Odd Fellow, a member of the G.A.R. and one of the most influential citizens of the town.  He leaves a wife, and three children, Mrs. D.A. Cummins, of Oregon, Mo., Miss Clara and Edward;  to mourn his untimely departure, beside a host of relatives and friends all over the county.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, after which the remains will be interred in the Shelby Cemetery.  Many members of the bar and family friends from this city will attend the funeral.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 May 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 51]

Wigle, Jessie -- Mrs. Jessie Wigle died of consumption Friday at her home north of the city.  The funeral will take place today at 10 o'clock.  [Mansfield Herald:  11 April 1889]

Wigle, John H. Sr.  -- Thursday.  John H. Wigle, Sr., died at 3 o'clock this morning at his home on Lexington Avenue, at the age of 69 years.  No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 February 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 39] *Another death notice can be found in the Mansfield Herald, 21 February 1889.

Wigle, John H., Sr. -- Friday.  The funeral of the late John H. Wigle, Sr., will take place from his late residence on Lexington Avenue tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. D.J. Meese will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 February 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 40]

Wigle, Margaretta A. (Bowland) Barker -- bur. 5/1886 at Mansfield Cem., paralysis;  61y  [Mansfield Herald:  15 July 1886]

Wigle, Margaretta A. (Bowland) Barker -- The funeral of Mrs. Margaretta A. Wigle, wife of John H. Wigle, Sr., whose death occurred Monday afternoon at 12:20 took place yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of her husband on Lexington Avenue.  The obsequies were conducted by the Rev. Dr. S.A. Bronson, rector of Grace Episcopal church, and the remains were placed in the vault at the cemetery for the present, prepartory to permanent burial.  Mrs. Wigle died from a stroke of paralysis while sitting in her chair.  She had been gradually failing for over a year.  Several times it was thought she was dying, but she rallied and got better.  She had the first stroke of paralysis on the 5th. of April.  She was constantly attended during her illness by Dr. J.W. Craig.  Mrs. Wigle was a daughter of Robert Bowland, one of the pioneers of Richland County, and always resided in Mansfield.  Her father and E.P. Sturges came to this city about the same time.  She was a sister of Robert, Boyd and Calvin Bowland, all well known in this city, and of Mrs. R.C. Kimball of Brooklyn, now in California.  She was twice married, her first husband being Frank Barker, and at the time of her death she was 61 years of age.  She leaves six children, three boys and three girls, named as follows:  Fred B. Wigle, Frank H. and John H.;  Mrs. Eliza McCoy, Miss Sallie and Miss Kate Wigle.  Her husband also survives.  Mrs. Wigle was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church and was a very kind and indulgent mother.  She leaves an extended circle of friends and acquaintances who will regret to follow her remains to the grave.  [Mansfield Herald:  13 May 1886]

Wigle, Mrs. Jessie -- Saturday.  Mrs. Jessie Wigle died yesterday at her home north of the city of consumption.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 47]

Wigton, Mrs. William -- Mt. Zion.  Mrs. William Wigton, who has been a sufferer for the past two years with consumption, passed peacefully away to her long home on Sabbath morning.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dolbeer of Perrysville, on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.  Her remains were interred in St. John Cemetery.  She leaves a husband and two children to mourn their loss.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 13]

Wigton, W.A. -- W. A. Wigton a well known farmer near Perrysville died very suddenly.  Mr. Wigton had gone to Loudonville on the evening train on Monday to be present at a meeting of Farmers' Telephone company of which he was president, on Tuesday.  He went at once to the home of his daughter and had been there but a short time when he suffered a stroke of apoplexy and died without regaining consciousness.  He was aged 70 years.  Mr. Wigton was twice married.  His first wife was Miss Jennie Coe.  To this union was born two children Mrs. H. M. Swank of Loudonville and H. M. Wigton who resides on the home farm.  His second marriage was with Miss Mary Houser of Garrett, Indiana.  Mr. Wigton has spent practically all his life in Monroe township filling his place in the church and neighborhood in a way that was highly commendable.  Besides his wife and children he leaves several grandchildren, two brothers, T. B. Wigton of Mansfield and Harry Wigton of Monroe township, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.  Many people attended the services among them were from Mansfield, Judge N. M. Wolfe, J. M. Reed, Allen Beach, C. L. McClellan, Judge S. M. Douglas, Mrs. Orwell Pore, Mrs. Elizabeth Hazlett and son, Don Yarnell and family, T. B. Wigton and family, Eugene Wigton, Mrs. B. E. Frasher and Leroy Whittemire:  From Butler there came J. W. Coe and wife, Otis Yarger and wife and J. B. Swank from Bellville, E. E. Heinieger and family and Charles Clifford and Allen Schrack: from Loudonville O. D. Culler and family, E. C. Kiplinger and wife, George Crone, Martin Tugend, J. J. Welsh, George Berry, Doyle Wigton, Mrs. L. L. Wolfe, Miss Hattie Baughman and Anderson Byers; while from Garrett, Ind. the former home of Mrs. Wigton came Mrs. Mary McFair, David Yarde, Mrs. Isa Gregg, Mrs. William Imler and Mrs. Alice Yarde.  Submitted by Jean.  [THE MANSFIELD NEWS, Thursday, March 6, 1924, Page 14, Column 2, Item 16]

Wilber, LeRoy -- LeRoy Wilber, the two weeks old son of Mr. & Mrs. George Berry of Home Avenue, died Friday morning.  The funeral which was private was conducted by Rev. G.A. Kienle, Saturday, at 2 o'clock at the home.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 20 March 1909]

Wilcox, Abraham L. -- A. L. WILCOX, 82, TAKEN BY DEATH -- Former City Resident Dies at Sister’s Home in Salem -- Abraham L Wilcox, 82 a resident of Mansfield for many years, died at the home of his sister in Salem yesterday after an illness of two months. Mr. Wilcox formerly operated a dry cleaning and dyeing establishment in the city. He retired from the dry cleaning business about 1910. He was born September 24, 1864 at Hayesville, the son of John C. and Elizabeth Stratton Wilcox. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Mansfield. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Alexander J. Fraser and Mrs. Brinkerhoff H. Spear, both of Mansfield; one son Robert L Wilcox of Columbus; one brother U. G. Wilcox of Tacoma, Washington; one sister, Mrs. Ella Strong, with whom he made his home in Salem; four grand children, one great-grandchild and several nieces. Private services will be held at the Jones Memorial Monday at 2 p.m. with Dr. John D green officiating. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News: 18 May 1946, p. 10]

Wilcox, C.B. -- Lexington, April 16th., 1862.  Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God in his Providence to remove P.G., C.B. Wilcox from our midst by death, one of the brothers of Wyanooske Lodge, No. 131, I.O.O.F., Therefore, Resolved, In the death of Brother C.B. Wilcox the Lodge has sustained the loss of one of their brightest members, our loss is his gain, as we have full assurance that he has now joined the Lodge above.  Resolved, That the Lodge Room be decorated in a badge of mourning for 30 days as a testimonial of respect for the deceased brother.  Resolved, That a copy of the above Resolutions be presented ot the Widow of the deceased Brother.  Resolved, That the above Resolutions be forwarded to the Richland Democrat and Mansfield Herald for publication.  -- J.B. Beverstock, John Stough and K.F. Dudley, Committee.  [Richland Democrat:  19 April 1862]

Wilcox, Cynthia (Gass) -- Lexington.  The remains of Mrs. Wilcox, formerly Miss Cynthia Gass, were brought here from Delaware, O., to be interred in our beautiful cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 45]

Wilcox, Earl Damon -- Shelby----Funeral services for Earl Damon Wilcox, 73, of 47 Plum Avenue will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Turner Funeral Home by the Reverend Jim Bornert of the Shelby Baptist Chapel. Calling hours will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Wilcox died Tuesday evening at Shelby Memorial Hospital from injuries suffered when a car he was working on collapsed on him. He was born February 1, 1918, in Mansfield to Ulysses Grant and Lydia Hill Severns Wilcox, both now deceased. Mr. Wilcox was a former employee of the Westinghouse Corp. in Mansfield. He moved to Arizona where he was a self-employed insurance salesman, and he then returned to Shelby in 1971 and retired from the former Aircraft Product Co. in Mansfield. He was an auxiliary police officer for the cities of Mansfield and Shelby for many years. He was a member of the Shelby chapter of the AARP. He is survived by his wife, Ilene Mitchell Wilcox, whom he married September 5, 1936; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol Jean Yates of Shelby, and Judy and David McGavic of Columbia, Maryland; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Clarence Wilcox of Oregon; and a sister, Jane price of Tacoma, Washington. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: 30 May 1991, p. 6A]

Wilcox, Elizabeth -- Bellville.  Mrs. Elizabeth Wilcox, one of the oldest and most respected residents of this place, died at the home of a sister in Adrain, Mich., on Sunday, March 23d.  Her body accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Hettie Cowan, of Trenton, Mo., arrived at this place Tuesday evening.  The funeral took place from the M.E. church on Wednesday at 11 a.m.  Services conducted by Rev. Austin Philpot.  Mrs. Wilcox had been spending the winter with her sister and was about to start for home when she was taken with an illness that resulted in her death.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 March 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 45]

Wilcox, Fred B. -- Fred B. Wilcox, 76, of Ruston, died Sunday. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio and he lived in the Tacoma area since 1941. He was a merchant mariner, a former roofing and siding worker and also worked at Buffelen Woodworking Company. Mr. Wilcox was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church here and the Assembly of God Church in Mansfield, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Emma; two sisters, Edna Waste of Tacoma and Jane Price of Spanaway; two brothers, Earl D. of Shelby, Ohio, and Clarence M. of Lemon Grove, California. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge. Submitted by Judy. [Tacoma News Journal: 19 January 1982]

Wilcox, Ilene Beatrice Mitchell -- Shelby.  Ilene Beatrice Wilcox, 76, of 47 Plum Avenue, died Sunday afternoon, June 22, 1997, in MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital after a long illness.  Born September 18, 1920, in Ontario to Frank Roy and Frances Ruth Houseman Mitchell, she was a former employee of Therm-O-Disc in Mansfield. An active volunteer, she loved animals and was a member of National Wildlife Federation and AARP. She was baptized in the Methodist Church in Ontario.  Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Judy and David McGavic of Lake Orion, Michigan, and Carol Jean Yates of Shelby; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dawn Norris of Mansfield and Gloria Mitchell o Washington; and a nephew, the Reverend Edward Brady of Washington.  She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Damon Wilcox, in 1991 and three brothers, Marion and Wesley and an infant.  Calling hours will not be observed. Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Oakland Cemetery by her nephew the Reverend William Eccles, pastor of Assembly of God Church in Livonia, Michigan.  Memorial contributions may be made to National Wildlife Federation through the Turner Funeral home. Submitted by Klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: 25 June 1997, p. 8A]

Wilcox, Lydia H. Severns -- STRICKEN AT 58 -- Ontario Woman Dies Few Hours Before Birthday -- Mrs. Lydia H. Severns Wilcox, wife of U. G. Wilcox of Ontario, died at her home last evening a few hours before she would have reached her 58th birthday anniversary. Mrs. Wilcox was born August 27, 1878 in Mt Vernon Ohio. her death followed a lingering illness. Surviving besides her husband are: Five daughters, Mrs. Eva Brown, Mrs. Edna Brady, Mrs. Elberta Jones, Mrs. Edith Eccles and Mrs. Jane Eichelberger all of Mansfield; three sons, Fred, Clarence and Earl Wilcox, all of Mansfield; two sisters Mrs. George Craig of Mount Vernon, and Mrs. Gertrude Gallagher of Mansfield; and two brothers , George and Harvey Severns both of Mount Vernon. Twelve grand children also survive. Mrs. Wilcox was a member of the Glad Tidings Tabernacle of Mansfield. Funeral services will be held from the Tabernacle Sunday at 3 p. m. In charge of services is Rev. James Wilkerson with burial in Memorial cemetery. The body will remain at the Jones funeral home until time of service. Submitted by Judy. [Mansfield News Journal: 27 August 1936, p. 6]

Wilcox, Mamie E. -- DIES AT AGE 68 -- Mrs. Mamie Wilcox Had Lived In City 60 Years -- Mrs. Mamie E Wilcox, 68, of 34 Brinkman Avenue, a resident of Mansfield for nearly 60 years, died in General Hospital today after a lingering illness. She was born in Mount Gilead, August 15, 1870 and held membership in the First M. E. Church for more than 50 years. Surviving are her husband A L Wilcox; two daughters, Mrs. Brinkerhoff H. Spear and Mrs. Alex J. Fraser of Mansfield; a son Robert L of Loudonville; a brother, John W. Cooper of Ann Arbor Michigan, and four grandchildren. The body will be removed to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Spear, 165 Bartley Avenue, Sunday afternoon. Services will be conducted there at 2:30 p. m. Monday with Rev. E. G. Corwin officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Judy. [Mansfield News Journal: 05 November 1938, p. 2]

Wilcox, Norman -- d. 12/25/1871 at Wayne Co., Ohio;  63y;  married;  b. Vermont;  mechanic;  white;  cause = lung fever;  res.  Monroe Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wilcox, Ulysses G. -- Ulysses G, Wilcox, 91 of 4914 north Winifred Street, died Wednesday in a local nursing home. Born in Ohio, he moved to Tacoma from Mansfield, Ohio, in 1941. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Surviving are three sons, Fred of Tacoma, Earl of Albuquerque, N.M. and Clarence of Laguna Beach, California; five daughters, Mrs. Edna waste of Tacoma, Mrs. Eva Brown, and Mrs. Edith Eccles, both of Mansfield, Mrs. Jane Keplinger of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Alberta Jones of North Fort Meyers, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. C.O. Lynn Company will announce the services. Submitted by klynn. [Tacoma News Tribune: 03 March 1960]

Wilcoxon, Henry H. -- Died, at Sandusky City, Huron County, on the morning of the 11th. instant, Henry H. Wilcoxon, Esq., formerly a resident of this place, in the 33d. year of his age.  The deceased was returning, on the Monday evening previous, in company with his wife and others, from the mouth of [the] Huron River, in a sleigh, when his horse became unruly, commenced kicking, and at length started to run.  Mrs. W. with her infant child, jumped from the vehicle and escaped without injury;  but Mr. Wilcoxon held to the reins, and it is supposed that by some sudden movement of the horse, he was thrown forward from the sleigh beneath his feet, and in falling, was either kicked in the temple by the horse, or stunned by the concussion -- the body of the sleigh being first found, the runners next, and Mr. W. last, in a state of insensibility, and severely bruised about the head and face.  He became, probably, entangled with the lines and the breaking sleigh, and from the marks of blood in the snow, must have been dragged some rods after the fatal blow was received.  From the time of the accident to the hour of his departure he lingered in a state of total derangement and insensibility.  Thus was this excellent young man, by a sudden and unlooked-for visitation of Providence, cut off in the flower of his days, and at a period when his hopes were the brightest, and his prospects in life the fairest.  No even has given to this, or his own community, a severer shock;  for no one of his numerous friends or acquaintances but must recall his punctuality and fairness in business;  his kind urbanity of manners, whether at home or abroad;  his acknowledged decision of character and the gentlemanly deportment which eminently marked his intercourse with the world -- endearing him alike to the friend and the stranger;  to the relative and the casual acquaintance.  Mr. Wilcoxon had filled with honor and credit to himself, and usefulness to the public the responsible office of Sheriff of this county, as well a various others of a military kind;  and at the time of his death held the highly respectable station of Associate Judge of Huron County.  In this last office, the increasing confidence of the people in his integrity and business-like talents, gave rich promise that he would continue to deserve the esteem, and secure the respect, of all who in any way approached him.  But the ways of Providence are inscrutable, and we bow in submission to its decrees, while we lament the man, and regret that death had not aimed his dart at some less beloved and less useful individual.  His remains were brought to this town for interment, and now repose in the Presbyterian grave-yard, by the side of his relatives, who had gone the "way to dusky death" before him.  [Western Sentinel & Richland Co. Weekly Advertiser:  18 January 1832]

Wilden, Maria -- Died, in New Haven, on the 25th. inst., of congestion of the lungs, Miss Maria Wilden, aged 17 years.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  27 October 1854, Vol. 2, No. 1]

Wilder, Daniel -- The death of Daniel Wilder, on North Franklin Avenue, this city, last Sunday morning recall the history of the period in which he lived -- from 1812 to 1902.  Daniel Wilder was born a slave in North Carolina, and was a plantation hand until he was set free by President Lincoln's emancipation proclamation, Jan. 1, 1863.  <some historical information about Lincoln and slavery omitted> At the close of the war, Daniel Wilder came to Ohio and passed nearly all the remaining years of his life in Seneca County, making Bloomville his home.  A month ago, he came to Mansfield to live with his niece, who is a daughter of Jerry Ransom.  The deceased was a bachelor.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. H.L. Wiles, and was in striking contrast with those of his kinsmen who died in bondage.  Born a slave, died a freeman!  What a contrast, was a change in conditions!   Daniel Wilder was born the year the United States declared war against Great Britain, known in history as the war of 1812.  James Madison was then president;  Napoleon was on the throne of France, and all Europe was at his feet.  The year following, Commodore Perry won his great victory over the British at Lake Erie.  <historical information omitted>  --  [Bellville Messenger:  09 May 1902, Vol. X, No. 19]

Wildman, Mannaka -- d. 11/18/1871 at Worthington Twp.;  70y;  married;  b. Pennsylvania;  farmer;  cause of death = asthma;  white;  res. Worthington Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wiler, John U. -- Tuesday.  The funeral of John U. Wiler, who died Saturday night, will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Rev. J.W. Hubbell, D.D., will officiate.  Mr. Wiler was born in this city seventy years ago, and was one of the best known residents of the city.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 22]

Wiler, Margaret -- d. 5/25/1868 at Mansfield;  70y;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause:  old age;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wiles, ---- -- The three-years-old daughter of Walter Wiles and wife, of Washington Twp., died Tuesday at Cleveland, where she was taken several weeks ago for a surgical operation.  When but a bit of baby she fell on a nursing bottle, breaking it, and some of the broken pieces of glass were imbedded in the little one's skull.  The operation was performed for the removal of the glass, but died on the operating table.  [Bellville Messenger:  26 January 1906, Vol. 13, No. 52]

Wiles, ---- -- We learn that a young lady names Wiles met with a fatal accident on Thursday last (during the fair).  The husband of Miss Wiles' sister, we believe Culler by name, was connected with the Police force of Mansfield, and coming into the house, took out his revolver, and placed it upon the table.  One of his children picked it up, and while playing with it, discharged it, hitting the girl some where about the neck, killing her instantly.  [Shelby Independent News:  12 September 1872, Vol. 4, No. 46]

Wiles, Lavergne A. -- Lavergne A. Wiles, aged about 25 years, died at his residence on West Second Street, shortly before 11 o'clock this morning.  The deceased, who was an estimable young man, was the second son of Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, pastor of the First English Lutheran church, of this city.  Mr. Wiles was born in Wooster and came to this city with his father when the latter took charge of the above named church.  In February, 1892, Mr. Wiles married Miss Lenora Kern, daughter of Wm. Kern, of Park Avenue West, who survives him.  For some months he was associated in the music business with Geo. F. Dir, of this city, but at the time of his death he was a member of the coal firm of Eyerly & Wiles.  On Monday Mr. Wiles, who had been suffering with measles, was stricken with cerebro spinal meningitis, which subsequently developed into brain fever.  But little hope had been entertained for his recovery for the past two days.  During the greater part of the time since Tuesday he has been unconscious and has suffered a great deal from convulsions.  The remains were conveyed to the residence of Dr. Wiles this afternoon, from which place the funeral will take place at a time not yet decided upon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 June 1893]

Wiles, Lavergne A. -- Friday.  The funeral of Lavergne A. Wiles, who died yesterday forenoon, will take place from the residence of his father, the Rev. H.L. Wiles, D.D., of Park Avenue West, on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, sun time.  The Citizen's band, of which the deceased has been a member since its organization, will attend in a body.  A quartet from the First English Lutheran church will furnish the vocal music.  The Rev. Dr. Criley, pastor of the Lutheran church at Wooster, and Rev. Wilhelm, of Shelby, have been invited to be present and officiate.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 July 1893]

Wiles, Mrs. Harmon -- Mrs. Harmon Wiles died Sunday forenoon and was buried Tuesday.  Rev. H. Wiles, of Mansfield, an uncle of the deceased, delivered the funeral sermon.  A husband and little son mourn their irrepairable [sic] loss.  She was greatly beloved by all with whom she came in contact, and her early death is sadly deplored.  She was an earnest consistent Christian and was a member of the Lutheran church at Mansfield.  [Bellville Independent:  25 April 1895]

Wiles, Norman B. -- d. 3/2/1872 at Monroe Twp.;  2y, 7m, 23d;  single;  b. Richland Co.;  white;  cause = croup;  res.  Monroe Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wiles, Scott B. -- d. 2/22/1872 at Monroe Twp.;  10m, 4d;  b. Richland Co.;  white;  cause of death = lung & brain fever;  res.  Monroe Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wiley, Agnes H. -- d. 8/11/1954 at Madison Hosp.;  b. at Mansfield;  Retired nurse;  d/o John A. & Agnes (Wood) Wiley  [Mansfield News Journal:  11 August 1954]

Wiley, Ellen -- Miss Ellen Wiley died Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock at her home one mile west and one mile south of Ontario.  She was about 65 years of age.  Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. from her late home.  [Semi-Weekly News:  06 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 54]

Wiley, Grace Maria  -- Saturday.  Mrs. Dr. Bronson, of this city, has received the sad intelligence that her only sister, Mrs. Grace Maria Wiley, died at her home in Gilroy, California, on the 20th. of February.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 43]

Wiley, Hannah -- d. 6/15/1869 at Springfield Twp.;  46y, 3m, 16d;  b. Fairfield Co., Ohio;  white:  cause:  consumption;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wiley, John Archibald -- Wednesday.  John Archibald Wiley, aged 71 years, died this morning at his late residence, 148 East Third Street.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 8 p.m.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 22]

Wiley, Joseph -- bur. 11/1888 at Mansfield Cem., heart disease;  68y, 7m, 16d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Wiley, Mary Ellen -- Died, At her residence, 780 Jackson-bd, Jan. 3, Mary Ellen, wife of the late Joshua C. Wiley, of Wheeling, W. Va., aged 74 years.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 January 1893 as reprinted from the Chicago (IL) News]

Wiley, Mary Ellen -- Short funeral services were held at the residence, 780 Jackson Boul. Thursday, Jan. 5th., at 1 o'clock, Rev. C.W. Phillips, of Western Avenue Methodist Church, of which deceased was a member, conducted the services.  Remains were taken to Wheeling, W. Va., the same afternoon, at which place funeral and interment will take place on Friday, Jan. 6th.  The deceased formerly lived in this city.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 January 1893]

Wiley, Robert A. -- bur. 12/1888 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  28y, 1m  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Wilgus, Anna -- Mrs. Anna Wilgus, aged 81 years, died early Tuesday morning in the home of her son, Eli Wilgus, Mt. Vernon.  Death was due to cancer of the liver.  Mrs. Wilgus had been a resident of Richland county practically all of her life time, quite often living with her daughter, Mrs. Sherman Shafer, Bellville, Route 1.  She is survived by four children.  Funeral services were held from Mr. Wilgus' home and interment was made Thursday afternoon in the Mt. Vernon cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  27 April 1922, Vol. 3, No. 20]

Wilhelm, Adam -- Tuesday.  The funeral of Adam Wilhelm, the young man killed at Defiance Sunday, will take place there Thursday afternoon.  His sister, Mrs. W.J. Jackson, went to that city this morning.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 49]

Wilhelm, Adam -- Ad. Wilhelm, brother of Mrs. W.J. Jackson, was killed Sunday at Defiance by being thrown from a pony.  [Mansfield Herald:  25 April 1889]

Wilhelm, Anna -- Mrs. Anna Wilhelm died Monday afternoon at her home, 166 West Fourth Street.  [Semi-Weekly News:  31 December 1896, Vol. 13, No. 1]

Wilhelm, Johnny  (aka:  Charles Clark) -- Johnny Wilhelm, a well known local character, aged about 50 years, died yesterday afternoon of urinic [sic.] blood poisoning.  Wilhelm was the husband of Mollie Wilhelm, who keeps a house of ill-repute on East Johns Street.  It is said that Wilhelm was not the deceased's right name, and that he had confided to several friends that his real name was Charles Clark, but he took the name of Wilhelm when he married Mollie Wilhelm in order to keep his family from learning of the disgraceful life he was leading.  He frequently stated that his people were very prominent and influential.  As near as can be ascertained Wilhelm's home was in Pittsburg.  For the past ten years his vocation has been that of a gambler and he also handled horses.  Wilhelm was a soldier and drew a pension of $20 a month.  It was reported on the streets today that the deceased had made a confession to Rev. Meese to the effect that he had been illegally drawing a pension.  Dr. Meese said to the Shield today that he called at the house last night, accompanied by Capt. H.L. Reed.  At that time Wilhelm was unconscious.  By request the doctor offered prayer and, as he saw that the man could not live more than a few minutes, he made his stay as short as possible.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 43]

Wilhelm, Mrs. A.

Wilkinson, Celia -- 71Y;  d. 7/4/1955 at home, Detroit, MI;  b. Brinkhaven;  bur. Brinkhaven  [MNJ 7/6/1955]

Wilkinson, Edward -- Edward Wilkinson died at his residence, No. 23 West Fourth Street, last evening, after a lingering illness of liver and kidney disease.  The deceased was born in Allegheny, Pa., Nov. 4, 1811, and moved with his parents to this county in 1817.  He learned the trade of a carpenter, but afterward learned the jewelry business and for a number of years had the leading store in this city.  He erected the block now occupied by Lindsey Bros. and A. Shad, but has since disposed of the portion occupied by the drug store.  He was married in 1845, but has no children, his wife surviving him.  He is quite wealthy and, ad mentioned in these columns on last Saturday, has endowed the Grace church, of which he was a member to a large amount.  The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. tomorrow from Grace church, Rev. S.M. Holden officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 December 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 30]

Wilkinson, Edward Sr. -- The funeral of Edward Wilkinson Sr. will take place today at 2 p.m., from the Grace Episcopal church.  Later in the same newspaper ... it states:  At 7:10 Wednesday evening Edward Wilkinson, a well known old citizen of Mansfield, died at his home on West Fourth street, of liver and kidney disease, at the age of 78 years and one month, having been born Nov. 4, 1811.  Mr. Wilkinson was a member of Grace Episcopal church, to which he bequeaths $3000.  Deceased leaves a wife, but no children.  [Mansfield Herald:  12 December 1889, Vol. 40, No. 4]

Wilkinson, Jarvis T. -- d. 5/1885, nervous prostration;  14y;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Wilkinson, Lennie -- DIED -- At Mansfield, May 21st., Lennie Wilkinson, aged 14 years.  His disease was rheumatism, which first attacked his lungs and then changed to dropsy of the heart.  He was willing to die, kissing all the members of the family and bidding all his friends good-by.  We return thanks to Mrs. C. Boughton for a handsome basket of flowers;  to Mrs. Ward Smith for a lovely white wreath;  and the fourteen little friends of Lennie's for the beautiful Anchor of Hope given as a token of their love;  also to our friends for the many kindnesses shown us during Lennie's illness.  -- Mr. & Mrs. E. Wilkinson, Sr. and Mrs. G.T. Smith.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  21 May 1885, Vol. 35, No. 27]

Wilkinson, Mary -- Died, in Shelby, Wednesday, February 19th., 1873, of consumption, Mary Wilkinson, aged 26 years.  [Shelby Independent News:  27 February 1873, Vol. 5, No. 18]

Wilkinson, Mrs. Arthur -- Mrs. Arthur Wilkinson, of whose illness mention was made several days ago in the News, died Tuesday morning at her home at Van Wert.  She leaves a husband and two children.  Mr. Wilkinson travels for the Ohio Brass works of this city.  The funeral took place Thursday at Van Wert.  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 15]

Wilkinson, William -- William Wilkinson died after a brief illness, at his home in Washington Twp., on the 4th. inst., Mr. Wilkinson was one of our oldest and most honored pioneers.  If his widow remembers correctly, he was born at Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1809, but lived in Birmingham, Pa., until 1817, when he came with his father's family to the farm where he died.  For almost sixty-five years he has lived in this neighborhood.  On September 1st., he married Miss Caroline Collins, at the Gerhart farm north of town.  They raised to manhood and womanhood two sons and one daughter:  John W. and G.M. Wilkinson, and Mrs. Flora Zay, all of whom live in Mansfield.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson were members of the M.E. Church for a number of years, when they united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church.  Since the disbanding of that church they have been supporters and attendants of the Presbyterian church.  In all these years they have one the confidence and esteem of all who knew them.  He expressed in his last conscious moments his firm faith in Christ as his Savior, and that all was well.  His bereaved widow and children have the assurance that he has entered into rest.  The funeral services at the Presbyterian Church on the afternoon of the 6th., were conducted by the pastor, W.W. Anderson, assisted by Rev. R.L. McNabb, of the M.E. Church, a large congregation being present.  The theme of these memorial services was Phil. 1:21;  "To die is gain".    <<scripture omitted>>  --  [Bellville Star:  09 February 1882, Vol. 5, No. 19]

Wilkinson, Worley -- Submitted by Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal:  13 January 1982]

Will, Harriett M. -- Miss Harriett M. Will, 69, Marvin Ave., died Friday afternoon in Brookwood Hospital in Cleveland where she had been a patient since early in February. She was born May 30, 1905 in Shelby, the daughter of Iven and Nora M. Will. She was a graduate of Shelby High School and took further training in economics and restaurant management at a Michigan school. For many years she owned and operated a restaurant in Loudonville. In more recent years she was the secretary at the Republican Party Headquarters in Mansfield. She is survived by two nieces of Cleveland. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and James V. Will. Tuesday morning funeral services and other arrangements are incomplete at the Barkdull Funeral Home. Submitted by Terry W. [DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Saturday, March 8, 1975, page 6]

Will, Nora Marshall -- Mrs. Nora Marshall Will, widow of Iven E. Will, one of Shelby's earliest business men, died early today at her home, 55 Marvin Ave., on her 83rd birthday, following an illness of four years. She had resided at the Marvin avenue address for the last 58 years. She was born March 14, 1869, at Ontario, the daughter of James and Harriett Patterson Marshall. She received her education in the country school at Ontario, graduating in the class of 1889 at Mansfield High School and attended Ohio Wesleyan University later teaching in the Shelby public schools. Mrs. Will was a member of the Methodist Church and had been for a number of years a member of the Marvin Memorial Library board, of which she was secretary and treasurer at one time. She was clerk and treasurer of the Shelby school board at the time the new high school was built, having been one of the first women to be elected to the school board. Surviving are two sons, James V. Will, attorney, of Mansfield, and Harry M. Will of Cleveland Heights; one daughter, Harriet M. Will, of Loudonville; two grandchildren, Mrs. Joseph Woerth, Jr. and Nancy Will, of Cleveland Heights. Her husband preceded her in death June 28, 1908. Funeral services will be held at the Barkdull Funeral home Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. D. B. Young officiating. Interment in Oakland cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon and evening. Submitted by Terry W. [DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Friday, March 14, 1952, page 1]

Will, Sherman -- Shelby.  Sherman Will, aged 41, died Thursday.  He had been ill with lung trouble.  [Mansfield News:  17 May 1901, vol. 17, Vol. 66]

Willerton, Mrs. -- Shelby.  Mrs. Willlerton, aged 90 years, died at her home on Raymond Avenue, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.  She was of English birth and had resided in Shelby for many years.  The funeral will be held Friday at the home.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  23 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 105]

Willerton, Thomas -- Died, at Crestline, Ohio, on March 26th., 1873, of heart disease, Mr. Thomas Willerton, aged about 66 years.  His remains were brought to Shelby, for interment in Oakland Cemetery, he having but recently removed from this place, where he was well known.  [Shelby (OH) Independent News: 10 April 1873, Vol. 5, No. 24]

Willet, Hattie E. -- 86Y;  wid/o Peter L.;  Shiloh resident;  d. 12/24/1956 at Cleveland, OH  [MNJ 12/24/1956]

Willet, Sarah -- Miss Sarah Willet was born in Columbia County, Penna., April 9, 1833, and passed away Monday morning, May 10, 1915, at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 13 days.  At the age of thirteen months she moved with her parents to the Willet farm south of Plymouth, and there passed her entire life, with the exceptions of the past two years, when she came to Plymouth to live with her nephew, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Willet.  About fourteen years ago she united with the Lutheran church of this place and had always been a faithful member until failing health compelled her to stay away, but her Master called her, and what is our loss is her gain, and heaven seems more desirable than it did before.  Funeral services were held from the Willet home on North Street, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Charles F. Mott, interment being made in Pioneer Rest Cemetery.  -- [Plymouth Advertiser: 15 May 1915, Vol. 62, No. 25]

Willett, Alice (Marsh) -- Miss Alice Marsh was born in Sharon Township, near Shelby, Oct. 27, 1845.  In 1861 she was married to John Willet, who preceded her in death about one year and seven months.  In her younger days she became a member of the Lutheran church of Shiloh, of which she remained a member.  She leaves to mourn their loss, three children, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of relatives and friends.  The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Chas. F. Mott, Tuesday afternoon, at the home and the burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.  The family wishes to express their thanks to the neighbors for their kindness and help.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  06 February 1915, Vol. 62, No. 12]

Willett, Alice (Marsh) -- Mrs. W.J. Willett, residing one-half miles south of Plymouth, died Sunday night at 11:30 o'clock at the family home.  She was 69 years old at the time of her death and is survived by two sons and one daughter.  Funeral was held from the home Tuesday at 1 o'clock and the interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  06 February 1915, Vol. 62, No. 12]

Willett, Rachel (Bevier) -- Mrs. Thomas Willett, wife of ex-County Treasurer Willett, died Saturday night at midnight at her home at Plymouth, aged about 68 years.  Her maiden name was Rachel Bevier.  She leaves a husband, three sons, Hiram, Frank and Edward Willtt, of Plymouth;  and two daughters, Mrs. Kate Hills, of Plymouth, and Mrs. Clarence Bevier, of this city.  The funeral services conducted by the Rev. A.C. Miller, of the Lutheran church, took place at Plymouth Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  14 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 74]

Willett, Rachel (Bevier) -- Plymouth.  The funeral of Mrs. Thomas Willett, Sr., took place Monday afternoon at the old homestead at the south edge of town.  Mrs. Willett has been an invalid for several years but not until lately has she been considered dangerously ill.  She passed to her everlasting rest Saturday night about 1 o'clock.  She was the wife of ex-County Treasurer Thomas Willett, who served the county during the early 80's.  Mr. Willett has been blind for the past five or six years and now to ad to his already great affliction the partner of his life's joys and sorrows is taken from him.  The bereaved husband has the sincere sympathy of a host of friends as have the other members of the family also.  They have five children living, who were all present at the obsequies:  Mrs. James Hills, of Wyoming, who came here several weeks ago to visit her parents;  Mrs. Ernest Bevier, of Mansfield;  Frank Willett, of Bucyrus, and Hiram and Professor Ed Willett, of this vicinity.  The services were conducted by the Rev. A.C. Miller, of the Lutheran church.  The music was furnished by two ladies chosen from the Lutheran choir, of which body Professor Willett is the leader.  The services were impressive and were largely attended by our citizens as well as by the host of friends in the adjacent country.  [Semi-Weekly News:  17 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 75]

Willett, Thomas -- Thursday.  A son of ex-County Treasurer Thos. Willett died in Plymouth Township Tuesday evening.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 December 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 30]

Willey, William -- County Infirmary Death:  William Willey died July 21st., 1885, aged 60;  cause of death, paralysis;  native of this country;  carpenter by trade.  [Mansfield Herald: 20 May 1886]

Williams, ---- -- Lucas.  An infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Williams, of Crestline, was buried in the cemetery north of Lucas, last week.  [Loudonville (OH) Democrat:  13 June 1895]

Williams, ---- -- d. 8/16/1871 at North Bloomfield, Ohio.;  single;  36d;  b. Sandusky Twp.;  c/o John Williams & Eliza McFarland;  white;  cause = cholera infantum;  res. Sandusky Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Williams, ---- -- Tuesday.  The six-months-old son of B.F. Williams and wife, of West Fourth Street, died at 11 o'clock last night of heart trouble.  The many friends of Mr. & Mrs. Williams sympathize with them in their loss.  The funeral will be held from the residence tomorrow at 3:30 p.m., Rev. Davis officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 May 1892]

Williams, ----

Williams, Billie Lee -- b. 8/9/1926;  d. 3/21/1955;  bur. North Liberty Cem. (North Liberty, OH)  [source:  Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Williams, Clarence E. -- 60Y;  d. 8/31/1955 (heart attack);  h/o Mabel A.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 9/3/1955 & 9/1/1955]

Williams, David -- Lexington.  David Williams, an old and respected resident of this place, died last Wednesday.  He was born in Franklin Co., Pa., in the year of 1831, being 73 years, 9 months, 4 days of age.  He leaves the following brothers and sisters:  John and Mary Williams, Mrs. Sarah George, of this place, Samuel Williams, of Akron, and Mrs. Rebecca Shafer, of Bellville.  The services were conducted by the Rev. J.C. Dole, of the Congregational church, of which he was a life long member, assisted by Rev. O.L. Cook and Rev. H.F. Thompson.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  11 November 1904, Vol. 12, No. 44]

Williams, David -- d. 9/28/1870 at Lexington, consumption;  69y, 11m, 12d;  b. Franklin Co., Penn.;  farmer;  res. Lexington [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Williams, Dinah -- d. 4/10/1870 at Bellville;  82y, 8m, 2d;  b. New York;  housewife;  white;  res. Bellville;  no cause of death [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Williams, Elbert Lee -- d:  9/22/1957 at home, Mansfield;  Native of Marietta, Ga.;  Lived in Mansfield since 1923.  [MNJ 9/23/1957]

Williams, Elizabeth M. -- 93Y;  d. 9/5/1955 at Hillcrest Nursing Home;  b. 3/14/1862 at Cummanan, Wales;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 9/6/1955]

Williams, Frank -- Frank, the two-months-old child of Mr. & Mrs. John Williams, of East Bloom Street, died Wednesday morning and was buried Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  16 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 77]

Williams, Harry -- Lexington.  Harry Williams, died Saturday after a lingering illness of nearly a year.  The deceased was born in New York in 1853, and had lived in Lexington nearly forty years.  The funeral was held at the home of John B. Williams, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Among those in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lantz and son, Lyman, of Mansfield, and Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Erb, of Alta.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  05 February 1902, Vol. 11, No. 5]

Williams, Henry -- King's Corners.  Mr. Henry Williams died last Saturday morning, aged 70 years, 8 months and 8 days.  The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. Durr.  The deceased was buried in Shauck's cemetery.  He leaves one son, two daughters and a wife.   [Butler Enterprise:  25 January 1901, Vol. XIII, No. 4]

Williams, J.J.

Williams, James L. -- d. 5/3/1870 at Mansfield, spasms;  3d;  b. at Mansfield;  res.  3rd. Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Williams, Jane P. -- Died, at her residence in Springfield Township, Richland County, Ohio, on the 24th. Day of February, 1874, Mrs. Jane P. Williams, in the 98th. Year of her age.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 March 1874]

Williams, Jerry -- Bellville.  Jerry Williams, of Lucas, died at the age of 70 years.  He was one of this county's pioneers.  --  [Bellville Star:  22 January 1885, Vol. 8, No. 17]

Williams, Jesse A. -- 70Y;  d. 6/30/1954 at Green Springs, OH;  bur. Bakertown Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  02 July 1954]

Williams, John -- Shelby.  John Williams, aged 13, died Friday of abscess.  Funeral was held Sunday.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  08 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 11]

Williams, John -- Lexington.  The Rev. Mr. Thompson officiated Tuesday at the obsequies of the venerable John Williams, who died Saturday evening aged 80 years, three months, seven days.  He was born in Philadelphia and came here 21 years ago and was esteemed by his intelligence and exemplary character.  His wife died 19 years ago and his children are J.S. Williams, at whose home he died and Capt. Williams, of the regular army who is in Montana.  [Semi-Weekly News:  04 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 45]

Williams, John B.  -- John B. Williams, G.A.R. veteran and oldest member of the McLaughlin post, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles M. Lantz, 3 Vennum avenue, Mansfield, after a short illness, death being due to infirmities of old age.  Mrs. Williams observed his 90th. birthday September 6, 1919.  He came to Lexington in 1853.  When the call came for volunteers in the civil war, Mr. Williams enlisted at the age of 32 years and went through the entire period of the war from July 1, 1861, to September, 1864, being in many close calls, but never receiving as much as a scratch.  The remains were taken to the Memorial Hall where they lay in state from 12 to 2 o'clock, Monday afternoon, later being taken to the Lexington cemetery.  The services, conducted by Rev. W.O. Cantner, of Mansfield, were in charge of McLaughlin post.  Quite a number from Mansfield attended as did many friends from his old home town.  Mr. Williams is survived by one son, Warren of Oregon;  daughter, Mrs. Cahrles Lantz and grandson, Lyman Lantz, of Mansfield.  [Richland County Leader:  16 July 1920, Vol. 1, No. 32]

Williams, John J. -- John J. Williams died at 11 o'clock Thursday at his home, 201 East Fourth Street, aged 78 years.  He was a soldier in the late war, having been a member of Company M, 4th. Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry.  Funeral Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m. at the Christian church under the auspices of the G.A.R.  [Semi-Weekly News:  04 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 72]

Williams, John J. -- The funeral of J.J. Williams took place Sunday from the Christian Church at 3:30 under the auspices of McLaughlin Post, G.A.R.  The Rev. G.M. Kemp delivered the discourse taking as his theme the 5th. verse of the 8th. chapter of Genesis:  "And Abraham gave up the ghost and died at a good old age.  An old man and full of Years."  The floral tributes were profuse and very handsome.  [Semi-Weekly News:  08 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 73]

Williams, Joseph -- Friday.  Joseph Williams, aged about 80, died at his home near Tipton, Mo., Wednesday, of old age.  The remains will be brought back to Lucas, the deceased's old home, tomorrow for burial.  Mr. Williams was one of the old pioneers of this county and will be remembered by the old residents.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 June 1892]

Williams, Lodema -- *see also:  Marian Ellis Williams obituary.

Williams, Lottie -- Mrs. Lottie Williams, 82, of Cleveland, a native of Mansfielder and the widow of Earl Williams, died Saturday afternoon at the St. Alexis Hospital in Cleveland following a brief illness. Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 3, 1887, in Mansfield and lived in Cleveland most of her life. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. John Baki of 2706 Lexington Avenue Rd., and Mrs. Joseph Morganstern of 1406 Hess Lane, and seven nieces and nephews of California. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Georgia. [Mansfield News Journal - Monday June 29, 1970]

Williams, Lulu Mae -- GALION - Lulu Mae Williams formerly of 157 First Ave. died Thursday at Mansfield Memorial Homes. She was a 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church and also the King's Daughters Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Surviving are one son, Paul E. of Ontario, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, Rolland L. Williams preceded her in death Nov. 13, 1980. Two brothers also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Volk-Richardson Funeral Home by the Rev. George E. Bender. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Submitted by Jess. [Mansfield News Journal: 25 November 1983]

Williams, Lydia -- Mifflin.  Mrs. Lydia Williams died last Thursday, aged seventy ---- years.  She was buried on Saturday, the -----, A.A. Scruggs, of Perrysville conducting the funeral services.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  24 November 1887, Vol. 4, No. 2]

Williams, Marian Ellis -- Died, On the 18th. of March, 1867, Marian Ellis, son of Hiram and Mary Elizabeth Williams, of Springfield Tp., aged 2 years, 7 months and 17 days.  On the 19th. of March, Lodema, daughter of the same parents, aged 1 year, 3 months and 16 days -- both with Scarlutina [sic], and only children of these afflicted parents.  They were buried in one grave.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 April 1867]

Williams, Mrs. Charles -- Died, at the residence of her husband, in Butler Township, this county, on Saturday, June 11th., 1881, Mrs. Charles Williams;  age unknown.  [Ohio Liberal:  23 June 1881]

Williams, Mrs. Jacob -- Mrs. Jacob Williams, mother of Mrs. P.J. Schmunk of Home Avenue and Mrs. Jas. Barrett of S. Foster Street, died Friday night at her home near Upper Sandusky, of stomach trouble.  Mrs. <<consult microfilm for remainder of article>> [Mansfield (OH) Daily News:  27 March 1909]

Williams, Mrs. M.

Williams, Mrs. M.W. -- Plymouth.  One of the saddest events it has been our duty to record is the death of Mrs. M.W. Williams.  Fore more than a year past she has been failing steadily with the dread disease consumption and in the past few weeks has sunk rapidly and her death was expected at any time.  She lingered along until 8:40 p.m. Tuesday when she breathed her last.  To add to the sad occurrence, her husband was taken very suddenly on Sunday with what Dr. Fackler pronounced the American cholera, and all day Monday the two were lying at death's door and it seemed as though they would both be taken together.  On Tuesday Mr. Williams was slightly improved and he was told that his wife could live but a short time.  He immediately became worse, but rallied during the afternoon and seemed resigned to the impending loss.  Death relieved the wife during the evening and although still alive, Mr. Williams is far from being out of danger.  A fourteen-months-old child is left motherless by the sad blow.  The babe is a constant care and is far from being well.  The remains were taken to the old home of the deceased at Lexington at 9:15 this (Thursday) morning.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  18 August 1887, Vol. 3, No. 38]

Williams, Muriel -- Muriel, the 2-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Williams, died Monday evening at 6:45 o'clock at the home of her parents on Blymyer Avenue.  She had been ill for the past few days.  The indirect cause of her death is thought to have been from some matches which she found last Wednesday.  At this time she had been taking her nap in her crib upstairs and when she awoke, she got hold of some matches which were on a place where it was supposed, of course, they would be out of the way of the children.  When Mrs. Williams came upstairs she found what the child had been doing and medical attention was secured.  The child had been thought to be getting better, but grew worse instead and passed away Monday evening.  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 93]

Williams, Nellie C. -- 75Y;  d. 5/??/1954 at Brazil, IN;  w/o William E.  [MNJ 5/17/1954]

Williams, Rebecca -- d. 5/13/1871 at Monroe Twp.;  married;  55y, 10m, 28d;  b. Cadis, Ohio;  farmer's wife;  white;  cause of death = unknown;  res.  Monroe Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Williams, Roy

Williams, Sarah -- Mrs. Sarah Williams, residing near Galion (OH) and an only sister of Col. B. Burns, died at her residence last Saturday afternoon, of typhoid pneumonia, aged 67 years.  Mrs. Williams was one of the pioneer settlers of Crawford County, having resided there for the past forty years.  Col. Burns and family attended the funeral in Galion last Monday afternoon.  [Ohio Liberal:  06 March 1878]

Williams, Rev. T.L.

Williams, Thomas -- 40Y;  d. 12/12/1955 at Galion City Hosp., Galion, OH;  b. 4/10/1915 at Dublin, MS;  h/o Alma;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 12/12/1955]

Williams, Thomas A. -- d. 8/19/1870 at Monroe Twp., flux;  2y, 5d;  b. Monroe Twp.;  farmer's son;  res. Monroe Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Williams, William R. -- 69Y;  d. 6/7/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 5/30/1885 at Mansfield;  s/o William B. & Rachel (Williams) Williams;  mem. Grace Episcopal Church;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  07 June 1954]

Williamson, Mary C. -- d. 2/19/1873 at Shelby;  25y, 11m, 15d;  b. Ohio;  white;  cause = consumption;  res. Sharon Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Williard, Hannah Dudley -- Friday.  Mrs. Hannah Dudley Williard, sister of Mrs. Z.S. Stocking, died in Cleveland, April 1st., aged about 55 years.  The funeral services will take place in Cleveland today and the remains will arrive here Saturday morning at 11:20 on the B.&O. railroad.  The remains will be met at the depot by friends and taken directly to the cemetery, where a short service will be conducted by Rev. J.W. Hubbell, of the congregational church.  The remains will be placed in the vault for the present.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 April 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 47]

Williard, Henry

Willis, Dora (Hafer)

Willis, Dora (Hafer) -- Mrs. Curtis Willis died Wednesday at her home in Shelby, aged 24 years, 11 months and 7 days.  She met with an accident several weeks ago which was followed by typhoid fever and culminated in her death.  Her maiden name was Dora Hafer and she formerly lived in this city.  A sister, Mrs. Marion Taylor, resides near the city.  She leaves a husband and three children, Clayton, aged seven, Nellie, five, and Ethel, four.  The funeral took place at Shelby Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  24 November 1896]

Willis, Jason B. -- Mansfield,  Jason B. Willis, 19, of 1400 Marion died Tuesday afternoon in Mansfield General Hospital.  He was born March 7, 1973, in Mansfield, where he lived all his life.  He was a former employee of Old Country Buffet.  He was a member of Community Baptist Church and a graduate of Mansfield Senior High in 1992/  Surviving are his parents, Terry and Sandra Willis of Mansfield; a brother Matthew A. Willis of Mansfield; two sisters, Sarah D. Willis of Mansfield and Kari A. Binion of Steam Corners; his paternal grandparents Carl R. and Henrietta Willis of Mansfield; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Erickson of Newcomerstown; his great-grandmother, Ruby
Willis of Lexington, and several aunts and uncles.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Vaughn E. Erickson.  Calling hours are Thursday from 7 to 9 PM at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 AM at the Community Baptist Church by Rev. William R. Thurber.  Burial will be in Lexington cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Baptist church or to the family. Submitted by Linda
and Shirley.  Typed by Beth Moore (Mansfield News Journal 11 Feb. 1993. p. 8C)

Willis, John -- DIED OF HIS INJURIES -- Following, from yesterday's Tiffin Advertiser, will be read with regret by many here who knew John Willis in the days when he was a manly, active young fellow, a favorite polo player and before he fell under the wiles of the strumpet, who was the cause of his ruin.  He married a daughter of the notorious Matt Ross several years ago, since which time he has disappeared from the city and from the thoughts of his former friends:  John Willis, barkeeper at Mattie Ross' house of ill-fame, died at his home on River Street, at the tunnel, at 12:50 o'clock this afternoon, and the cause of his death is the source of much uneasiness to several individuals  At 1 o'clock Tuesday night, September 10, several men knocked at the door of the Ross mansion and asked admittance.  The door was opened, but before they entered the landlady and Willis got into a discussion over the matter and when one of the visitors made a remark that Willis didn't like, he (Willis) grasped a heavy cross bar used to fasten the door, and rushed out at them.  He struck one of the men and felled him to the ground.  One of the others then came to his companion's assistance and struck Willis, knocking him down.  Willis walked to his home arriving there he went up stairs and lay down.  He complained of a pain in his right temple and soon became unconscious, in which condition he remained most of the time until his death.  Willis' mother, Mrs. Mary Willis, a poor widow, living in Mansfield, was summoned and came and stayed with her son during his illness.  She is well night of heart broken over the affair.  The dead man leaves a widow with a babe in her arms and with prospects of additional family cares in the near future.  Coroner Lepper took charge of the body, will hold an inquest tonight and the result of his inquiry will be made public in a few days.  The body will be shipped to Ashland, where Willis was born twenty-four years ago the 25th. of last month, for interment tomorrow.  There are many stories afloat as to the identity of the parties implicated, but for the present we withhold the names.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 19]

Willis, Mary -- Monday.  Mrs. Mary Willis, wife of U. Willis, of East Fourth Street, died yesterday at 2:30 p.m. after an illness of about one month.  She was first taken with la grippe, succeeded by pneumonia and lastly paralysis added to the complication and caused her death.  Her age was 59 years, 4 months and 6 days, and she leaves her husband and five children to mourn the loss of a good wife and mother.  Mrs. Willis was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and an earnest, devoted Christian woman.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 3 p.m. from the family residence.  The services will be conducted by Rev. D.W. Smith.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 May 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 52]

Willis, Sadie H. -- 85Y;  wid/o Louis;  d. 4/20/1955 at Detroit, MI;  former Mansfield resident  [MNJ 4/22/1955]

Willock, Kate V. -- A dispatch from Philadelphia says that Miss Kate V. Willock, a niece of the late General W.T. Sherman and Senator John Sherman, of Ohio, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Jacob S. Breetem, in that city Wednesday.  She was 63 years of age and a native of Ohio.  She formerly lived with Denator Sherman's family in Washington.  The funeral services were held at Philadelphia, this afternoon, and the body taken to Lancaster, O., for burial.  The deceased visited in this city frequently in former years spending a number of summers here with the Sherman family and is well remembered by many citizens.  [Mansfield News: 29 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 153]

Willour, Margaret -- Mrs. Margaret Willour for many years a resident of Mansfield, died in Cleveland, Oct. 23.  Funeral services at the home were conducted by the Rev. carry E. Gregory.  Interment in Woodland cemetery.  The floral tributes were especially beautiful, betokening the sympathy of many friends.   [Mansfield Daily News:  29 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 204]

Wills, Elizabeth -- d. 3/18/1868 at Springfield Twp.;  72y;  white;  cause:  dropsy;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wills, Sidney -- Bellville.  Sidney, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wills, died after a few days illness, and was buried last Friday.  [Bellville Star:  29 January 1885, Vol. 8, No. 18]

Wilmoth, Edward Charles. -- Butler.  Edward Charles Wilmoth, two, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Wilmoth, 1604 Kenmore Dr., died in Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Tuesday evening after an illness of six weeks. Edward was born in Butler May 30, 1971. Surviving besides his parents are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Wilmoth of 1594 Kenmore Dr. and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Walters, Mabee Rd. Services will be conducted at Finefrock’s Saturday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Richard Yaussy, pastor of the Ontario United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday afternoon and evening.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley.  Typed by Terri McGrath.  [Mansfield News Journal: January 17, 1974, pg. 40]

Wilson, ---- -- d. 9/1/1872 at Sandusky Twp.;  6d;  b. Sandusky Twp.;  c/o James M. Wilson & Nancy J. Thatcher;  white;  cause = cholera infantum;  res. Sandusky Township  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wilson, ---- -- An infant child of Mr. Wilson, residing on Bloom Street, was buried Monday morning.  [Ohio Liberal:  22 October 1879]

Wilson, ---- -- Independence.  An infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Wilson was buried here last Saturday.  It died of cholera infantum and was four months old.  [Bellville Star:  31 July 1884, Vol. 7, No. 44]

Wilson, ---- -- Bellville.  An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Wilson died on Thursday and was buried on Saturday.  [Bellville Star:  10 May 1888, Vol. 11, No. 33]

Wilson, Americus Alexander --- FRANKLIN, Letter From Oregon Tells of Death of Former Resident -- The following is an abstract from a letter written to your correspondent by Mrs. Leroy Morthland, of Ashland, Ore.:  Americus Alexander Wilson, who was born in Richland county, Ohio, July, 1854, was found dead in his orchard Jan. 28 death evidently being due to heart failure.  He was laid to rest beside his wife in Mountain View cemetery.  He leaves three sons, the eldest being 14 years of age, two brothers and two sisters, one brother and sister in Washington, one sister in Pomona, Cal, and one brother in Nebraska.  Mr. Johnson, an Ohio man, is mayor of Ashland and used to live near Mr. Wilson in Washington.  He knew him for twenty years and says he was a man of noble qualities.  Submitted by Faye and Jean.  [The Mansfield News:  Wednesday, February 12, 1913]

Wilson, Americus Alexander -- The very many friends of Americus A. Wilson will be grieved to learn of his death which is announced by a letter just received by his cousin, J. L. Feldler, of Willow street, of  this city.  A. A. Wilson, or “Mack” as he was called by his associates, is a native of Richland County, born in Worthington Township, about 1853, attended Greentown Academy, where he received a liberal education and engaged in school teaching in this and adjoining counties.  Early in the eighties he came to Mansfield and studied law with the firm of Pritchard & Wolfe and was admitted to the bar.  W. N. Ruby was his warm friend and associate in the law office and both were admitted to the bar about the same time.  They both went to the territory of Washington and entered into the practice of their chosen profession at Colfax, Whitman county, where they continued for a time, then removing to Palouse twenty miles away.  They separated, Mr. Ruby going to Colorado Springs where he now is, and Mr. Wilson after some years, going to Ashland, Ore., where he has since made his home and where he died Jan. 28.  After settling at Colfax, Mr. Wilson came back to his old Perrysville home and married Miss Jennie Humphreys, who joined with him in his far-western home, but they were soon separated by her early death.  He afterwards married a Washington lady, by whom he had three children, and death again separated them by taking away the mother of his children.  His removal from Palouse occurred about the year 1907 and was intended as a change beneficial to his late wife, whose health was failing.  He is survived by his children, his sister, Agnes, of Denver, Col., a brother, Calvin, and another sister, Mrs. Harper, who live in the far west.  Those who knew him best, will remember “Mack” Wilson and fondly cherish his sterling qualities that commanded respect at every turn.  The writer of this notice regrets his inability to give more minute details of this worthy friend and brother.  N. M. W.  Submitted by Faye and Jean.  [The Mansfield News: February 4, 1913]

Wilson, Ardella Reeder -- 77Y;  d. 4/8/1955 at home, Butler;  wid/o William Earl (d. 2/1955);  b. 1/13/1878;  bur. Bunker Hill Cem.  [MNJ 4/8/1955 & 4/9/1955]

Wilson, Arlo -- The young man who died in Cleveland of diphtheria, in reference to which a dispatch was sent to Marshal Patton, has been identified as the son of Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Wilson, of Butler.  The young man's name is Arlo Wilson and he was 21 years of age.  A Cleveland paper publishes a cut of the young man and some facts in regard to his career in the Forest City.  Some trouble was experienced in identifying the young man until his parents sent a photograph of him. 
 [Semi-Weekly News:  20 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 85]

Wilson, Arlo -- Butler.  It was a sad duty that called Oscar Wilson to Cleveland last Thursday.  A telegram had been received here by John Wilson stating that Walter A. Wilson was dead at Cleveland and asking what disposal should be made of the body.  John Wilson has a son Walter, but he is at home at present,  Knowing that Oscar Wilson had a son Arlo in Cleveland, he turned the telegram over to him.  This resulted in Oscar Wilson taking a trip to Cleveland where he ascertained that the dead boy was his own son, but his remains had been buried in potter's field previous to his arrival in the city.  It seems that Arlo had changed his name to Walter on his leaving home, hence the difficulty in recognizing the name.  Mr. Wilson returned home from Cleveland Friday night.  The facts of the sad ending of Arlo Wilson are about as follows:  He left his home in this place about a year and a half ago.  For some time he was in Mansfield, but some difficulty occasioned his departure from that city and when next heard from he was in Cleveland.  Up to a few weeks ago Arlo was waiting table in a restaurant, where he became infatuated with a waiter girl.  They became rather intimate and the intimacy resulted in the couple occupying a suite of rooms as man and wife.  It appears from what the girl says of the affair that Arlo urged her to marry him, but the request was refused repeatedly.  Becoming despondent because the girl would not accede to his wishes he procured some poison and took it with suicidal intent while lying very ill with diphtheria.  The girl refused to nurse him when he became so ill that it was plain that death was a question of only a few hours, and left him.  It is not known if he was alone when he died or not.  The girl appeared to feel no compunction when relating to the father the untimely fate of his son, who was only about 19 years of age.  The father and mother have the heartfelt sympathy of all the citizens of Butler in their sad bereavement.  The wayward young man had many warm friends in Mansfield and this place who will regret to learn of his sad fate.  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 86]

Wilson, Arthur Robert

Wilson, Bessie V. (Horner) -- MRS. CHARLES W. WILSON - DIED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT 4:15 AFTER FOUR WEEKS' ILLNESS WITH INFLUENZA - The death of Mrs. Charles Wilson occurred at the family home, 65 Auburn street, Wednesday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock. Mrs. Wilson was taken ill about four weeks ago with influenza. Complications resulting caused her death yesterday. Wednesday morning she realized her condition was very critical and told the members of the family that she was going. Death came in the afternoon as she had predicted. Miss Bessie V. Horner was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. (Lorenzo Dow) Horner and was born in Shelby August 21st, 1883. She was aged 41 years, 8 months and 2 days at the time of her death. She grew to womanhood in Shelby and was united in marriage to C. W. (Charles William) Wilson November 4th, 1905. They went to housekeeping in Shelby and continued to reside here. They were the parents of two children Charles Ned Wilson, who died April 24, 1917 and Billy Ward Wilson, who with his father survives. Mrs. Wilson is also survived by her father, mother, two sisters Mrs. Herman Dick of Cleveland and Mrs, Lloyd Stiner of Shelby and six brothers Boyd Horner of Fostoria, Frank, John, Dow and Ralph of Shelby and James of Chicago. She was a member of the Methodist Church, of the Eastern Star and of the Lady Maccabees. Besides the relatives she is survived by a wide circle of friends who extend their sympathy to the family during their sorrow. The body will lie in state this afternoon and evening and Friday afternoon and evening. The funeral service will be held Saturday morning from the home and will be conducted by Rev. F. A. Gilmore, pastor of the Methodist Church. The body will be laid to rest at Oakland. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Thursday, April 23, 1925]

Wilson, Bruce -- Almost five years ago Bruce Wilson, a former Butler resident, disappeared from his home in Rockwell City, Ia., and no trace of him could be found.  Last week a man of the same town, confessed on his deathbed that he had killed Mr. Wilson and hid his body in a deserted cellar.  A search was made, and as a result the bones of the murdered man were found.  The family here have just received word of the clearing up of Mr. Wilson's mysterious disappearance.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  13 April 1906, Vol. 14, No. 11]

Wilson, Charles Richard

Wilson, Charles W. -- 70Y;  d. 8/31/1955 at Shelby Mem. Hosp., Shelby;  b. 5/20/1885 at Shelby;  bur. Oakland Cem., Shelby.  [MNJ 9/1/1955]

Wilson, Dallas Dane

Wilson, Daniel Webster -- Without the presence of a relative of the deceased the body of the late Capt. Daniel Webster Wilson was consigned to the vault in the Bellville Cemetery Monday afternoon.  But even though he was the last of his family living in Richland County, the last sad rites were not devoid of any of those signs and tokens of love and respect which are usually found when the bier of the departed is surrounded by a large family connection.  Indeed, the funeral was one of the largest ever held in Bellville, there being present besides almost the whole population of Bellville, large delegations from Mansfield, Lexington, Butler and the country around.  On every side were the evidence of love and respect towards the deceased and signs of sincere regret for the loss sustained by the community.  The remains in a handsome casket surrounded by masses of beautiful flowers, roses, lilies, carnations, etc., the gifts of loving friends, lay in state Sunday and Monday in All Souls Universalist church and were viewed by a constant procession of sorrowing neighbors and friends.  When the funeral services began at one o'clock p.m. the auditorium of the church was filled to overflowing and many were unable to gain entrance.  The casket was placed in front of the minister's stand and the large choir occupied the space at the rear of the stand.  The entire nave of the church was filled with the G.A.R. veterans and the Masonic brothers of the deceased, the survivors of the company commanded by the deceased during the civil war -- Co. E, 32nd. O.V.I. -- occupying a place of honor.  Both transepts of the church and the aisles were filled to overflowing with friends and neighbors.  The services were conducted by the pastor of the church, Rev. N.R. Spicer, a personal friend of the deceased, and were impressive by their simplicity and by the evidences of deep feeling underlying them.  In concluding the sermon Mr. Spicer stated that the deceased had been opposed to eulogies at funerals and he would respect that sentiment.  Nevertheless he could not refrain from referring to the deeply religious character of the departed, although he had not identified himself with any church.  During the minister's pastorate of a year the deceased had never missed a service and in him the poor and distressed had always found a friend and helper.  Upon the conclusion of Rev. Mr. Spicer's address, the casket was taken in charge by the Worshipful Master of Bellville lodge F. and A.M.  The solemn ritual of that order was partially recited in the church, and then the funeral procession formed and accompanied the remains to the cemetery where the Masonic rites were concluded and the casket containing the body of the departed brother was committed to the vault.  The casket will remain in the vault for a space of three months and will then be buried in the family lot.  The following named persons were chosen as pallbearers:  Dr. J.P. Lowe, Ault Black, G.J. Ewers, Harry Farber, Wm. Baumonk and L.F. Kochheiser.  [Bellville Messenger:  17 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 8] Additional biographical notes:  Daniel Webster Wilson was born in Pittsburg, Pa., April 21, 1840, the son of James and Jane (Gass) Wilson.  The family moved from Pittsburg to Steubenville, O., where the father was a teacher in the public schools, and where he later died.  After the father's death the widow and five small children removed to Bellville, when Daniel was about five years of age.

Wilson, E.B. -- Independence.  E.B. Wilson died quite unexpectedly of consumption about 4 o'clock Tuesday morning.  Will be buried at Bunker Hill in the honors of war Thursday.  --  [Bellville Star:  05 January 1888, Vol. 11, No. 15]

Wilson, E.B. -- Independence.  The funeral of E.B. Wilson at Bunker Hill last Thursday is said to have been one of the largest ever held at that place, some placing the number in attendance at 500.  The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Vincent, of Mansfield.  Mr. Wilson was buried with the honors of war, he having belonged to Samuel Bell Post, G.A.R.  --  [Bellville Star:  12 January 1888, Vol. 11, No. 16]

Wilson, Edith -- Edith Wilson, a seven-year-old daughter of W.B. Wilson, died Sunday night at 9 p.m.  The funeral took place from the residence of Mr. Wilson on Tuesday morning, at 10 o'clock a.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  11 March 1886]

Wilson, Edith Eleanor -- Miss Edith Wilson, 39, died this morning at the home of her sister Mrs. Albert Adams five miles east of Shelby. She had been confined to her bed for the past ten days. She is survived by her father, A.R. Wilson, four brothers, Charles of Shelby, Fred of California, Robert of Shelby, Claus of Fremont and two sisters Mrs. Albert Adams of near Shelby and Mrs. Herbert Entz of Pennsylvania. The body was removed to the Barkdull Funeral Home and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Tuesday, April 26, 1932, page 1]

Wilson, Edith Eleanor -- FUNERAL NOTICE - The funeral of Edith Eleanor Wilson will be held from the Barkdull Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. F.E. Howell of Mansfield in charge of the services. Interment will take place in Oakland cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Funeral Home this evening from 7:30 to 9 o'clock. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Wednesday, April 27, 1932, page 3]

Wilson, Eli -- DIED at his residence in Shelby on Thursday the 17th. of June, A.D. 1869, ELI WILSON, aged about 80 years.  Thus has passed away another of the original pioneers of Shelby.   There are still others remaining, but they came into the country subsequent to the time that Mr. Wilson took up his residence in this locality.  It has been our privilege, to have much intercourse with the deceased since we have become a resident of Shelby, and think it now out of place to give a somewhat extended notice of his history, as gathered from a memorandum handed to us, as well as from himself during our business relations with him.  Mr. Wilson was born on the 29th. of August, 1789 in Weston, Fairfield County, Conn., of "poor parentage", and was "bound out" until he became 14 years of age.  He was afterwards apprenticed to learn the carpenter trade, which he followed until the war of 1812 -- at which time he was twenty-three years of age.  He was married to Mabel Barnes, October 10th. 1807, with whom he lived until December 10th., 1868, when she died -- living together over 60 years.  Upon the breaking out of the war of 1812, he enlisted in the 25th. Regiment, U.S.A., raised at Hartford, Conn., leaving that place for Burlington, Vt., on Oct. 1st.  On the march he was taken sick and left at Cambridge, New York, until December, when he was ordered to return with Captain Bradley to recruit a second company.  In the Spring of 1813, they again rejoined their regiment then stationed within four miles of Lake Ontario.  A short time afterwards, they crossed the Niagara River to attack Ft. George on the Canada side.  They landed under a heavy fire of musketry and a 24 pounder, and formed their lines, but were driven back several times.  After a severe engagement they succeeded in capturing the Fort.  The enemy blew up the magazine and took the road to the Lewistown Heights.  The next day they followed the enemy, but not succeeding in overtaking them, they returned to the Fort and remained there until October following, in the mean time they were engaged at various times in skirmishes with the enemy.  About that time an expedition was organized for the purpose of taking Montreal.  They collected about three hundred boats in which the army embarked.  They proceeded down the lake as far as Granadon Island, which is near Sackett's Harbor at the head of the St. Lawrence, where they remained six days, and then re-embarked and again proceeded down the St. Lawrence River -- passing eight guns, under heavy fire, of two hours duration.  They proceeded on down the river, and had several sharp engagements.  Mr. Wilson had been several months on board, previous to those engagements -- and in one of them the Americans lost two of their vessels.  The Americans were defeated -- lost quite a number, killed and wounded and were finally compelled to abandon their campaign.  At French Mills the Americans were to have been joined by Gen. Hampton's Army, which now had been withdrawn to Plattsburg on account of the dispute between two Generals as to who should command the forces.  In consequence of which the troops, with whom Mr. Wilson served, were compelled to go into winter quarters.  In February following was discharged, took up his march for Burlington Vermont, where he was paid, and mustered out of service.  He now again commenced to work at his trade, until the year 1818 when a company was formed in his neighborhood to emigrate to the State of Ohio.  They made the journey all the way in wagons, crossing the Allegheny mountains, and arrived here about the 20th. of April 1818.  He first purchased the land on which West Shelby now stands and erected his house thereon.  He remained on the same about six years, making some improvements, and then sold it to James Gamble.  He immediately afterwards purchased the quarter section which he owned until his decease, except such as he sold from time to time, in laying out additions to the village of Shelby.  At the time of his first settlement here, this was then a part of Bloominggrove Township, but afterwards was divided, and Sharon Township erected, leaving Mr. Wilson and the late Stephen Marvin, the first settlers within the limits of what is now Sharon township.  The county was then an unbroken wilderness, but gradually others, whose names are familiar to many of our citizen, came and settled around those early pioneers, until by their united enterprise and industry, the village has grown to its present importance and the country surrounding it became peculiarly productive and beautiful.  In the location of the S.M. & N.R.R. particular credit is due to the energy and labors of Mr. Wilson.  When the charter was applied for, he was made one of the commissioners, to form the company.  Then commenced the agitation in regard to the location of the Rail Road.  The citizens of Mansfield and vicinity were in favor of the route through Ganges, and would think of no other.  Mr. Wilson at length insisted, that those having the matter in charge, should at least ride along the route proposed by him by way of Shelby, before locating it elsewhere.  So soon as the Engineer passed over the Shelby route, to the surprise of all concerned, he declared it to be the most practicable and cheapest route, and finally it was located thereon.  Mr. Wilson was a Mason, and was buried by the Fraternity on Saturday the 19th. of June.  The following proceedings of Shelby Lodge F.A. & A.M. reported by a committee, were ordered to be spread upon the records of the Lodge.  IN MEMORIAM -- Brother Eli Wilson was one of the first settlers of Richland County, Ohio, and assisted in laying out the present enterprising village of Shelby.  He has left many monuments to his industry, good taste, and prudent economy.  Brother Wilson was in early life a member of Norwalk Lodge Conn. and has been an exemplary member of the Fraternity for more than fifty years.  And now that Brother has been called from life's labor by Him who doth all things after the counsels of His own will, and while be bow in humble submission, let us remember the divine injunction "the ye also ready".  In this hour of affliction we extend to the family and friends of the deceased our sympathy and the consolation of our mutual sorrow.  The funeral was largely attended by citizens and friends, and a sermon preached upon the occasion by Rev. W.W. Anderson at the Presbyterian church.   [Shelby Independent News:  01 July 1869, Vol. 1, No. 34]

Wilson, Eli -- d. 6/17/1869 at Shelby;  79y, 9m, 17d;  b. Fairfield, Conn.;  farmer;  white;  cause:  paralysis;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wilson, Eliza Virginia (Medary) -- Monday -- The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Virginia Wilson, who died Sunday, was held at her late residence, 148 Sherman Avenue, at 3 p.m. today. Later in the same paper, a more thorough obituary appeared as follows: Mrs. Eliza Virginia Wilson died at the residence of her son-in-law, L.L. Stark, No. 146 Sherman Avenue, at 10:30 o'clock p.m., Saturday, Mar. 14. Mrs. Wilson was born at Georgetown, D.C., Aug. 12, 1824, and came from Columbus to this city about 12 years ago. She was the wife of the late Henry Wilson, United States Navy, and daughter of the late Governor Samuel Medary and a sister of the Hon. W.W. Medary and Mrs. Thomas Sparrow of Columbus. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. W.W. Stark of No. 209 Marion Avenue and Mrs. L.L. Stark of No. 146 Sherman Avenue, and one son, S.M. Wilson of Baltimore, Md. Funeral services were held at her late residence, No. 146 Sherman Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by Rev. Foster. Burial private. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 45]

Wilson, Ella (Gloyd)

Wilson, Emery -- Mt. Zion.  Emery, eldest son of Samuel and Mary E. Wilson, departed this life Sabbath evening, Aug. 5th., aged 16 years, 8 months and 9 days.  He was a victim of that fateful disease of consumption.  The deceased was one of Mt. Zion's most promising young men.  As much so as can be said of any his life was blameless.  At a little past 12 years of age he became a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran church.  His life was full of warmth and sunshine and yet its greatest beauty was its purity.  He was an active member of the Christian Endeavor Society.  The funeral took place from the church Tuesday forenoon.  The house was filled to overflowing and the services, conducted by the pastor, Rev. S.P. Kieffer, were tender and touching.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 13]

Wilson, Eunice -- Mrs. Eunice WILSON, 70, passed away Saturday afternoon at her home, 29 1/2 Second Street.  She had been ill only three days.  Her husband, William WILSON, preceded her in death a few months ago.  She is survived by two grandchildren, Mrs. Eunice SPAHR of Shelby and Theodore MEAD of Chicago; two nieces, Mrs. Charles KIMPEL of Steuben and Mrs. Joe EARICK of Shelby; two step-daughters, Mrs. Della FERRIS and Mrs. Myrtle McGUIRE, of Chicago, and a great-grandchild, Eileane SPAHR of Shelby.    Submitted by Terry.  [Shelby Daily Globe:  01 March 1937]

Wilson, Frank -- Frank Wilson, a son of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Wilson, died Saturday at his home in Shelby, having been a long sufferer with consumption.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 at the Methodist church.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  08 March 1909]

Wilson, George -- A young man named George Wilson, of Richland County, Ohio, committed suicide by hanging himself in his father's mill, in consequence of having been charged with inconstancy by a young lady to whom he was engaged to be married.  [New Hampshire Gazette:  04 November 1834]

Wilson, H. -- H. Wilson died Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at his home on Summit Street.  He has a wife and two sons, Frank and William.  Funeral Monday.  Interment at Newville.  [Semi-Weekly News:  14 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 74]

Wilson, Harry -- Butler.  Mrs. Harriet Wilson received a telegram Monday stating that her son, Harry, had been killed at Eagle Grove, Iowa.  The dispatch did not say how he had been killed or give any of the particulars.  He leaves a wife and two children.  [Bellville Messenger:  11 May 1906, Vol. 14, No. 15]

Wilson, Hattie W. -- Mrs. Hattie W. Wilson, wife of Alfred (actually Arthur Robert) Wilson, died at 9:45 o'clock this morning at the family home, 10 Grove Avenue, death being due to jaundice. She had been sick the last year and had been confined to her bed the last five weeks. Everything possible was done by physicians and family, but the death messenger ended her sufferings this morning. She was 50 years old and is survived by her husband and seven children, Charles W., Edith, Fred, Lillian, Robert and Claus and Mrs. Albert Adams. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and will be conducted by Rev. Eglin, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment in Oakland cemetery. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Thursday, March 13, 1913, page 5]

Wilson, Hiram -- Shelby ... Hiram Wilson, one of the old pioneers of Shelby, died after a short illness, at his residence, on High School avenue, Tuesday of this week.  His funeral was held on Friday afternoon and was one of the largest ever held in Shelby.  Mr. Wilson came to Shelby when there were but one or two log cabins in the place.  He was in his seventieth year.  [Ohio Liberal:  13 August 1884, Vol. 12, No. 18]

Wilson, Hiram -- DIED -- At Shelby, August 4th., Hiram Wilson, aged near 70 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 21 August 1884, Vol. 34, No. 40]

Wilson, Irena Jane

Wilson, Iver -- Died, in Van Wert County, Ohio, on June 11th., Iver, son of Mr. & Mrs. William Wilson, and grandson of Mr. & Mrs. William Owing, of Shelby, O.  [Ohio Liberal:  23 June 1881]

Wilson, J.N. -- Shelby.  J.N. Wilson, aged 69, living about two miles north of Auburn Center, died last night at 7 o'clock of blood poison.  Funeral will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. sun time, at the church.  Burial at Hanna's Cemetery.   [Mansfield News:  12 August 1899]

Wilson, James M. -- d. 10/1885, general debility;  70y, 7m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Wilson, James Miller -- Mr. James Miller Wilson, a veteran of the Mexican War and a private in the War of the Rebellion, died Saturday morning at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Butler, two miles south of the city, at an advanced age.  Mr. Wilson's father was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and his eldest brother in the War of 1812.  He died of chronic dysentery, a disease he contracted while in the service and which made him an invalid.  The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, and the remains were interred in the cemetery of this city with military honors.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  08 October 1885, Vol. 35, No. 47]

Wilson, Jane -- d. 4/1885, heart disease;  75y;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Wilson, Jane -- DIED -- Thursday, April 30, at the residence of Mrs. R.L. Avery, Miss Jane Wilson, in the seventy-fifth year of her age.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  21 May 1885, Vol. 35, No. 27]

Wilson, Jane -- BUTLER -- Mrs. Jane Wilson, aged 59 years, died suddenly Friday of last week while sitting in her chair.  She is survived by her husband, Frank Wilson.  Funeral services were held at the M.E. church, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.W. Cleland, assisted by Rev. Mr. Obee.  The Pythian Sisters and Rebekahs, of which she was a member, attended in a body and also held services at the home Saturday evening.  Mrs. Wilson was also an Eastern Star, and several members of Bellville lodge called at the home Sunday to view the body.  The Fredericktown Eastern Stars had charge of the services at the Fredericktown cemetery, where the remains were interred Monday.  Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were:  Mrs. Wilson's sister of Canton;  Mr. Wilson's sister of Fredericktown;  J.W. Hetter and family of Mansfield;  Chester Merwin and family of Ankenytown;  W.A. Price and wife, S.W. Fitch and wife and Oscar Flippo of Newark.  [Richland County Leader:  04 March 1921, Vol. 2, No. 12]

Wilson, Jane (Gass) -- Bellville.  A dispatch has been received announcing the death of Mrs. Jane Wilson, at Washington, D.C., at 4 o'clock, Wednesday morning.  Her remains will arrive here this Thursday afternoon.  The funeral will take place at the Presbyterian church to-morrow, Friday, at 2 o'clock.  --  [Bellville Star:  17 April 1884, Vol. 7, No. 29]

Wilson, Jane (Gass) -- Bellville.  Died, in Washington, D.C., April 16, 1884, Mrs. Jane Wilson, aged 81 years and 10 days.  Mrs. Wilson, whose maiden name was Jane Gass, was born near Cannonsburg, Pa., April 6, 1803.  She united with the Presbyterian church when a young woman and lived a consistent Christian life.  She was married to James Wilson, a teacher by profession, who was born in Virginia.  Soon after their marriage they moved to Pittsburg, where all of their family of six children, three sons and three daughters, except the youngest daughter, were born.  The youngest son died at the age of three years.  From Pittsburg they moved to Steubenville, Ohio, where the youngest daughter was born, and soon after this Mr. Wilson died.  Not long after the death of her husband, Mrs. Wilson, with her family of five small children, came to Bellville, where she resided till about four years ago, when, in consequence of her enfeebled health, she consented to go to Washington to live with her daughter, Mrs. Rush.  Two daughters died and are buried here.  Two sons and son daughter are still living.  Her remains arrived in Bellville on the afternoon train on Thursday and were taken to the residence of a friend, Mr. J.C. Potts, to await the time of the funeral, which took place at the Presbyterian church, on Friday, at 2 o'clock p.m.  Rev. W.W. Anderson preached the funeral discourse, assisted in the exercises by Rev. H.L. Canfield and Rev. J.W. Kapp.  His text was the appropriate language of Paul in II Tim. 4:6, "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand".  The sermon was delivered in his usual able and impressive manner, and was listened to with close attention by the audience.  The music rendered by the choir composed of members of both the Presbyterian and Methodist choirs, added very much to the solemnity of the occasion.  There was but one relative present, her son D.W. Wilson, who accompanied her remains from Washington.  Her other son, B.F. Wilson, who resides in Iowa, could not attend in consequence of the distance and poor health.  Her only surviving daughter, Mrs. Rush, was unable to attend in consequence of impaired health, caused by her long continued and close attention to her mother during her last sickness.  -- M.  --  [Bellville Star:  24 April 1884, Vol. 7, No. 30]

Wilson, Joel -- d. 12/29/1868 at Ontario;  56y, 4m;  b. Virginia;  white;  res. tubercular consumption;  res. Ontario  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wilson, John L. -- Monday.  John L. Wilson, a plasterer, residing on Vennum Avenue, died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon of pneumonia, which was the result of la grippe.  He leaves a wife and three children.  The funeral will be held from the residence tomorrow.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 June 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 3]

Wilson, John Williams -- John Williams Wilson, the subject of this sketch, was born Jan. 8, 1830; died at his late home on Newville Street at 7:30 o’clock Wednesday evening.  March 30, 1904, at the advanced age of 74 years, 2 months and 22 days.  His death resulted from the complication of diseases incident to old age.  The funeral services was held at the Methodist Protestant church on the Saturday, April 2, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Ocheltree, and assisted by Rev. Scott.  The remains were laid to their final resting place in the family lot in the Butler cemetery, whither they were followed by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends.  John W. Wilson, the son of William W. & Elizabeth (Williams) Wilson, was one of a family of seven children.  He was born in this locality, in a house which stood but a few rods from the cemetery in which he is now buried.  His boyhood and early manhood, were spent working on his father’s farm.  Reaching the age of 22 years, he decided to strike out for himself.  Accordingly he left the home of his parents, and, together with a party of ten adventurous spirits, started for the gold-fields of California.  After a wearisome journey of three months duration he arrived at his destination, and immediately began prospecting and mining.  In this pursuit he spent about 18 months, meeting with a fair degree of success.  Returning from the Golden state to Ohio, he again located in Butler, and with the proceeds of his mining life he erected a hotel building on Main Street, which at present is owned by James Pearce.  The ensuing two years of his life was passed in Amity, Knox County, Ohio, where he owned and conducted a dry goods store.  Together with this business he conducted a photograph gallery, and it was during this time that he meet Miss Meranda Minteer, who afterwards became his first wife.  On April 2, 1857, he was united in marriage to this lady, who died in 1864.  To this union were born 4 boys.  In the year of his marriage the young couple went to Keokuk county, Iowa, where they began housekeeping.  Here he was engaged n the sawmill business for two years, the balance of the time until 1862 being occupied in farming.  At the call of President Lincoln in 1861 for volunteer troops to defend the flag.  Mr. Wilson left wife and babies and went to the front, enlisting as a private in Company E, 30th. Iowa Volunteer Infantry.  During his term of service he was made Corporal, afterwards becoming second sergeant.  His was a creditable war record, and one of which he was justly proud.  In his three years of loyal service he participated in 22 historical battles, important among which were those of Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain.  Besides these battles, he was with his company in 9 skirmishes and with Sherman’s Brigade on his famous march to the sea.  He was mustered out on June 5, 1865, after 3 years of faithful service to his country.  It was during his army life that his health became impaired and the seeds of disease sown that eventually caused his death.  Returning from the war at the conclusion of hostilities, he again became a resident of Butler, engaged in farming.  On April <<missing text>> Harriet A., daughter of Thomas B. & Marilla Andrews and widow of John Clever.  The fruits of this marriage were 9 children, all of whom survives him except one, who died in infancy.  In public life he was ever a conspicuous figure.  For many years he was an honored member of the village council, his judgment in public matters being invariably on the right side and his opinions sought.  He served as Mayor for two years, his administration being marked with good, common sense business judgment.  For almost a score of years he was identified with the Board of Education, taking a great interest in educational matters.  He only retired from active public life when his health compelled him to do so.  Mr. Wilson was a charter member of Samuel Bell Post, No. 536, G.A.R. serving as commander for a period.  For years he belonged to the Knights of Honor, in which society he carried a life insurance policy.  In his religious life he was raised a Baptist, his parents being members of that denomination.  For the past 20 years of his life, however, he with his wife and members of his family, has been connected with the Methodist Protestant church.  As long as he was able to do so he attended church services regularly, but for the past several years he was unable to attend because of deafness and his other afflictions.  He was very well versed in scriptural matters, always reasoning with clearness and wisdom concerning Biblical topics.  As a citizen and a man, all who knew him must speak a good  word of him.  Kindness and good nature shone from every feature of his countenance.  Meeting an old comrade or friend, he had a friendly word of greeting for them.  Full of good humor and joviality, all who were acquainted with him had a high regard for his genuine worth.  He was an active, strenuous, busy life one devoted to the welfare of his family, in whom he took his utmost pleasure.  In his declining years he took the greatest pleasure in his family, nothing giving him greater enjoyment than to have them about him.  By strict economy and careful management he accumulated a nice sum of money to provide for the wants of his widow.  But better than all else is this legacy to his bereaved family the memory of a good, kind and loving husband and father.  [Butler Times:  09 April 1904, Vol. XI, No. 15]

Wilson, Mabel Barnes -- DIED in Shelby, Ohio, Mabel Barnes Wilson.  She was born at Norwalk, Connecticut, December 25th., 1790, and died December 10th., 1868, aged 77 years, 11 months and 15 days.  She was married October 10th., 1807 -- living with her now aged husband over sixty years.  She was the mother of 14 children of which eight are still living;  she had twenty-nine grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren.   Her funeral took place on last Sabbath.  The funeral service was preached in the Lutheran church by Rev. J.F. Shearer, the house being filled, and many left unable to gain an entrance.  Her remains were followed to the grave by sixty relatives and a large number of neighbors and friends.  She with her husband, and the late Stephen Marvin and wife, were the first four white inhabitants of what is now Sharon Township.  Thus one by one, our aged pioneers pass away.  A few years ago when we first took up residence here, yet quite a number could meet together, and talk over the olden times.  Now but a very few remain, soon all will have passed away.  Let their few remaining days and years be made as comfortable as possible, and their pathway to the tomb smoothed by the hands of affectionate care, for ere long, the last one will be borne to the long home.  [Shelby Independent News:  17 December 1868, Vol. 1, No. 6]

Wilson, Margaret -- The funeral of Margaret A. Wilson will be attended at the Presbyterian Church, to-morrow (Sunday) at 12 o'clk.  The ordinary services at half past 10 will be omitted.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  15 September 1855, Vol. 2, No. 49]

Wilson, Mary -- bur. 10/18/1879 at Mansfield Cem., 10m;  inflammation of the bowels   [Richland Shield & Banner: 10 January 1880]

Wilson, Mary Adora

Wilson, Mary E. -- bur. 3/1886 at Mansfield Cem., diphtheria;  7y  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Wilson, Matilda -- Mrs. Matilda Wilson died at her home on North Diamond Street, Sunday, at noon, at the age of 74 years.  In last June she suffered an attack of apoplexy and has been confined to her bed ever since that time.  The deceased leaves one son, Frank Wilson, of North Diamond Street, with whom she made her home.  She also leaves four brothers, William, David, and John Booker, of Napoleon, and Alfonso Booker, residing in Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Tharp, living in Oklahoma.  Funeral services Tuesday at 8 o'clock a.m., the Rev. Bruce Brown, of the Christian church, officiating.  Burial at Newville.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  22 September 1905, Vol. 17, No. 33 as re-printed from the Monday edition of the Mansfield News]

Wilson, Mrs. A.A. -- Wednesday.  The remains of Mrs. A.A. Wilson who died in the state of Washington, passed through this city this forenoon enroute to Perrysville, Mrs. Wilson's former home, where they will be interred today.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 November 1891]

Wilson, Mrs. A.A. -- Monday.  Mrs. A.A. Wilson, formerly of Perrysville, died a few days ago at her home in the state of Washington, and her remains are now on their way to Perrysville for burial.  Her husband was formerly a resident of Worthington Township, this county, and he studied law with Pritchard & Wolfe in this city before moving to Washington.  The deceased was a daughter of the late Wm. Humphrey's.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 November 1891]

Wilson, Mrs. Charles W. (nee Horner) -- MRS. WILSON'S FUNERAL - The funeral of Mrs. Charles W. (Horner) Wilson will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at her late home on Auburn street and will be conducted by Rev. F. A. Gilmore, pastor of the Methodist church. The body will be laid to rest in Oakland cemetery." Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Friday. April 24, 1925]

Wilson, Mrs. Charles -- Word has been received in Shelby this afternoon from C.W. Wilson who is at the bedside of Mrs. Wilson at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. stating that she is in a critical condition. The physicians have very little hope for her recovery and feared she might not last through the day. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Wednesday, October 23, 1935]

Wilson, Mrs. Charles -- Mrs. Charles W. Wilson of West Main street who was taken to John Hopkins University hospital at Baltimore, Md., about ten days ago where it was hoped that a major operation might be the means of restoring her to health, passed away in the hospital last night at 6:35 o'clock. The sad news of her death was received here last evening. Mrs. Wilson had been a sufferer for the past two years and at times would seem to be improved only to lapse again into a worse condition. Physicians decided that she had a chance if she could be taken to John Hopkins for an operation. Her family, relatives and friends were hopeful that she might be restored to health buy she remained in critical condition from the time of the operation and passed away last night. Mrs. Wilson previous to her marriage was Laura Bistline. She is survived by her husband and two sons Charles and Billy and four sisters Mrs. Gertam(sp?) Adams, Mrs. Charles Heitzman, Mrs. Hayden Hess and Mrs. Emmett Patrie. The Barkdull funeral directors will meet the body at Crestline Friday morning at 8 o'clock. The funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Thursday, October 24, 1935, page 1]

Wilson, Mrs. Charles -- The funeral of Mrs. Charles Wilson will be held from the Christian Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Crowe officiating, assisted by Rev. Peters. Interment in Oakland Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Barkdull funeral home this evening. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Friday, October 25, 1935, page 3]

Wilson, Mrs. James W.

Wilson, Mrs. W.M. -- Butler.  Mrs. W.M. Wilson, who died at her home in Shelby, Dec. 19, was interred at Mansfield the following Friday.  Deceased was aged nearly 23 years and leaves a husband and one son, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  03 January 1902, Vol. X, No. 1]

Wilson, Mrs. Walter M. (nee Sweringen)  -- Mrs. Walter M. Wilson, daughter of George Sweringen, of 487 Bowman street, died this morning at 5:30 at her home at Shelby.  She leaves a husband and one son.  Mrs. Wilson has been ill for a couple of months and her death was due to a complication of diseases.  She was a member of the M.E. church.   Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon and the remains accompanied by the funeral party of 30 people will leave Shelby at 2:00 for Mansfield and interment will be made in the Mansfield cemetery.  This will be the first time that a funeral special has been used on the Mansfield and Shelby line.  [Mansfield News:  19 December 1901, Vol. 17, No. 247]

Wilson, Mrs. William F. -- Mrs. William F. Wilson died Friday morning at her home on Johns' Street, aged 34 years.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  05 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 2]

Wilson, Robert D. -- Butler.  The mortal remains of Robert D. Wilson, who died at the home of his son in Loudonville, Wednesday, aged 77 years, 10 months and 12 days, were interred in the Bunker Hill cemetery Friday, with the Rev. W.W. Anderson officiating.  Deceased conducted a blacksmith shop on Pine Run for many years.  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 15]

Wilson, Samuel -- Died on Friday evening, Jan. 20, 1888, Samuel Wilson, Sen., aged 61 years and 14 days. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion church on Sabbath afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. M. Grau. A large concourse of people were in attendance. The deceased was born in Westmoreland County, Penn. He grew up under the control and influence of Christian parents, and at an early age became a member of the U.P. church. In the beginning of the year 1884 he with his family removed to Ashland County, Ohio. Shortly after coming to Ohio he connected himself with the Lutheran Church at this place, of which he lived a consistent member up to the time of this death. During the whole period of his sickness, which lasted for about eight months, not a word of murmur was ever heard to escape from his lips, but he was fully resigned at all times to the will of his maker, when he finally fell asleep in the faith in which he had lived so long. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his departure. Submitted by Leah. [Richland Shield & Banner: 28 January 1888]

Wilson, Sarah (Calhoun) -- Mrs. Sarah Wilson was buried from the Bunker Hill Presbyterian church Friday morning, Rev. W.H. Vincent officiating.  She was the daughter of Noble Calhoun.  [Mansfield Herald:  30 January 1890, Vol. 49, No. 11]

Wilson, Sarah (Calhoon)

Wilson, Sarah (Calhoun) -- Mrs. Sarah Wilson, daughter of Noble Calhoun, of Independence, was buried from Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church this morning.  The Rev. W.H. Vincent, of this city, assisted at the burial service.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  24 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 275]

Wilson, Sarah (Calhoun) -- Newville.  Mrs. E.R. Wilson, a daughter of Noble Calhoun, died last week of consumption and was buried at Bunker Hill.  Her husband died about two years ago.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 February 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 37]

Wilson, Sarah Esther Owings Seaman

Wilson, Susan (Hubley) -- Rome.  Mrs. Susan Hubley Wilson died Jan. 30, 1913 at her home east of this place, aged 82 years, 6 months and 28 days.  Her birthplace was in Lancaster Co., Pa. but she spent most of her life in Richland Co., Ohio.  In 1864 she was married to John Wilson who died in 1891.  She is survived by her daughter Mrs. Lillie Ropp and four grandchildren, namely, Mrs. Grace Ferrell of Painesville, Ovid, Dale and John Ropp.  Funeral services were held Sunday at Shenandoah conducted by Rev. Burkett.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  05 February 1913]

Wilson, Susan (Hubley) -- Shenandoah.  Mrs. Susan Wilson died at her home north of Shenandoah Thursday aged nearly eight three years.  She had been afflicted some time with dropsy.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday by Rev. Burgett at the Reformed Church.  Of the immediate relatives she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Tillie Ropp, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  05 February 1913]

Wilson, Thomas Harvey (Rev.)

Wilson, W.A. --- Butler -- The marshal received a telegram Wednesday from the coroner of Cleveland that W.A. Wilson was dead. There is a son of Oscar Wilson at Cleveland, aged 20 years. Mr. Wilson wired back to Cleveland for a description of the dead man and the description given by the coroner corresponds very near with Mr. Wilson's son. A brother left at once for Cleveland. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 17 October 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 23]

Wilson, W.E.

Wilson, Walter -- ** see entries for Arlo Wilson.

Wilson, Walter Wendall -- Butler.  Walter Wendall, infant son of W.M. Wilson and wife, died Monday morning of whooping cough and measles, aged five months and twenty days.  The funeral took place on Tuesday at 7 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  05 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 65]

Wilson, William -- Lexington.  William Wilson, another comrade of Conger Post, G.A.R., has responded to the last drum tap, the last reveille.  He died at 6 p.m., Wednesday, and Friday he was laid to rest beneath the gently whispering pines in our beautiful cemetery among many comrades with whom he had sat around the camp fire and whose memory he so revered, whose deeds were so consecrated in his heart.  He served three months in the Second Ohio heavy artillery in 1863, being discharged for disability.  Services were held at the house at 2 o'clock, the Rev. G. Benaugh, of Mansfield, officiating.  Mr. Wilson was the victim of paralysis which malady had crept insidiously on him for months.  For six weeks the shadow of the stern reaper hovered over him and constant were the vigils of kindred and friends and all that their loving hearts could prompt was done to assuage his pain and make light the dark passage to death's mystic, silent vale.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church and when the tide of life ebbed lower and the shadows darker grew, the light of hope and faith glowed brighter in his trusting, loving heart.  The deceased was born two miles south of Lexington in October, 1841, his parents being Mr. & Mrs. James Wilson, deceased, and he grew to manhood at the scnee of his birth.  For several years he taught school in Illinois and had kept the drug store in Lexington since June, 1876.  He was married in May, 1879 to Mrs. Nettie Holler, who, with her daughter, Mrs. F.G. Mitchell, survives him.  Mr. Wilson was a man of intelligence, culture, gentlemanly instincts and honored and unsullied name.  [Semi-Weekly News:  27 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 34]

Wilson, William E. -- William E. Wilson died at the home of his mother, 126 Blanch Street, Oct. 22.  Funeral Sunday 2 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 86]

Wilson, William Watkinson

Winans, George

Winans, George -- d. 1/1885, railroad accident; 14y, 10m;   bur. Mansfield Cem.   [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Winans, Sarah E. -- bur. 7/1886 at Mansfield Cem., lung fever;  25y  [Mansfield Herald:  21 October 1886]

Winbigler, Oliver -- 86Y;  d. 4/28/1956 at Hillcrest Nursing Home;  long-time Bellville resident;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ 4/28/1956 & 4/29/1956]

Wine, Mary Jane (Akers) -- Died, On Friday morning, 24th. ult., near Shelby, Mary Jane, wife of John Wine, and daughter of George Akers.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  15 September 1855, Vol. 2, No. 49]

Winemiller, Jacob -- d. 2/11/1870 at Springfield Twp.;  24y, 4m, 24d;  b. Ashland Co., OH;  laborer;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Winfield, Olive E. -- bur. 3/5/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  5m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Wingelfuss, ---- -- Sunday.  Friday afternoon the 12-years-old son of Michael Wingelfuss, a former resident of this city, but now of Bucyrus (OH), instead of going to school, jumped on a freight train on the Ohio Central, fell under the wheels and was killed.  The funeral will be held in Crestline at 10 o'clock this forenoon.  A number of friends of the family from this city will attend.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 December 1891]

Wingert, Oscar -- bur. 5/1888 at Mansfield Cem., measles, 7y, 7m, 7d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Wingueier, Mrs. -- Bangor.  Mrs. Wingueier, who has been a sufferer of consumption, died May 8, at the age of twenty-three.  she leaves a husband and three children, the eldest six and the youngest about twelve months old.  The funeral took place Wednesday.  [Bellville Messenger:  12 May 1905, Vol. 13, No. 15]

Winkelman, Delma J. (Harvey)

Winn, Andrew -- Unknown paper, 22 August 1934

Winnear, Benjamin F.

Wintermyer, Mrs. Jacob -- Thursday.  Mrs. Jacob Wintermyer, aged 67 years, died at her home, one mile east of the city, yesterday afternoon of a complication of diseases.  The deceased has been for a great many years a member of the German Lutheran church and was highly esteemed by all.  She leaves a husband and four daughters to mourn their loss.  The funeral will be held at the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Bethelt officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1892]  Friday.  Gus. Wendland, of Anderson, Ind., is in the city to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Wintermyer.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 January 1892]

Winters, ---- -- An old gentleman named Winters, father of Wm. Winters of this city, in driving across the track of the N.Y.L.E. & W. Railroad on Monday, was truck by a passing train and so badly injured that death resulted on Tuesday.  [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 08 November 1883, Vol. 33, No. 51]

Winters, Amanda -- Lexington.  The funeral of Mrs. Amanda Winters was held at the Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon, Rev. N.A. Shedd officiating.  [Richland County Leader:  22 March 1923, Vol. 1, No. 11]

Winters, Charles -- Lexington.  Mrs. Seymore Lindsay attended the funeral of her cousin, Charles Winters, at Mansfield, last week.  [Richland County Leader: 15 February 1923, Vol. 4, No. 7]

Winters, G.E. -- d. 7/26/1867 at Mansfield;  46y;  b. Fairfax, VT;  lawyer;  white;  cause:  liver disease;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Winters, Gilbert E. -- d. 7/26/1867 at Mansfield;  46y, 11d;  b. Fairfax, VT;  lawyer;  cause:  illegible;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Winters, Jacob -- LEXINGTON -- Jacob Winters, aged 70, died suddenly at his home on West Main St., having been found dead in bed on Thursday morning of last week.  Mr. Winters was out the day before.  He had complained of not feeling well and called at Dr. Stober's office.  The doctor pronounced the cause of death as neuralgia of the heart.  The funeral was held at the home on Saturday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Hudson, and burial was in the Lexington cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  22 July 1921, Vol. 2, No. 32]

Winters, Lewis -- Tuesday.  W.H. Bowers last evening received from Ed. Winters, at La Junta, Col., another telegraph to the effect that the remains of Lewis Winters, who died there very suddenly yesterday, could not be embalmed.  Mr. Bowers, therefore, does not know whether the remains will be brought here for burial.  No particulars concerning Mr. Winters' death have been received.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 February 1892]

Winters, Lewis -- Sunday.  The SHIELD is in receipt of a copy of the Las Animas (Col.) Leader, containing an account of the shooting at La Junta of Lewis Winters, who was born and raised in Richland County and has many friends and relatives here.  The affair seems to have been a cold-blooded murder.  Winters was sitting in a barber-shop Sunday morning, January 31, waiting to get shaved, when A.C. Hickman opened the door and fired at him with a Winchester rifle, shooting him through the heart.  There seems to have been previous trouble between the men.  Hickman was arrested and held without bail on the charge of murder.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 February 1892]  *brother of Ed. Winters.

Winters, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Winters, formerly a resident of this city, died at the home of her son-in-law, Sheriff Gordon, at Mt. Gilead, Sunday morning.  Funeral Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Gilead.  Mrs. Winters was a teacher in the Mansfield public schools several years ago.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 98]

Winters, Minnie Bell -- d. 11/17/1868 at Perry Twp.;  1y, 8m, 1d;  b. Perry Twp.;  d/o Mr. & Mrs. William Winters;  white;  cause:  dysentery;  res. Perry Twp.  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]  *a second entry for her death (on the same page), lists her death has having been in Lexington, and her birthplace was also listed as Lexington, her parents were listed as William & Mary E. (Hanawalt) Winters, the cause of death was listed as whooping cough and consumption;  the family's residence was also listed as Lexington.

Winters, Roy - Not available on-line.  Appears in the Mansfield News Journal, 02 July 1958. 

Wintersteen, Andrew Jackson -- Lexington.  A.J. Wintersteen died on Saturday, Sept. 21st., at the advanced age of 70 years and 6 months.  Interment in Lexington Cemetery on Monday at 2 p.m.  The funeral was conducted by the I.O.O.F. order, of which the deceased had been a member for a great many years.  The friends from abroad who attended the funeral were D.L. Cockley, of Shelby, and Mr. and Mrs. John McJunkins, of Crestline.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 19]

Wintersteen, Andrew Jackson -- Tuesday.  Andrew Jackson Winterstein, an old and well known citizen of Lexington, died last Saturday.  He had lived in Richland County over 50 years and was a highly respected citizen.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 19] 

Wintersteen, Mary B.

Wintersteen, William -- Lexington.  Word has been received that Dr. Wm. Wintersteen, of Plattsmouth, Neb., formerly of our village, is dead.  The deceased was a brother of Miss Almira Wintersteen and Mrs. Fannie Cockley, of this place.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 November 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 26]

Winterstein, ---- (infant) -- bur. 3/25/1878 at Mansfield Cem., spasms;  3d  [Ohio Liberal:  03 April 1878]

Winterstein, Henry -- Bellville.  Henry Winterstein, whose death at his home in Lexington, O., was noticed last week, was born Feb. 3, 1815, near Danville, Penn.  He came with his father's family to the vicinity of Lexington in 1821.  His first wife died leaving a son and a daughter.  He married Mary B. Whitford, sister of Mrs. Weagley of this place, Dec. 1847.  He united with the Lexington Presbyterian Church twenty-six years ago, serving as Ruling Elder nearly all that time.  He leaves a widow and six children to cherish his memory.  Faithful to the church, and devoted to his family, he has gone to his rest in the sixty-ninth year of his age.  For four years he was almost helpless from two paralytic strokes, the third, which caused his death on the 19th. ult., came the preceding Wednesday.  Its effect was to put him to sleep, from which he never awakened in this world.  For twenty-eight years he was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Mansfield, quite a number of that order being present to conduct the funeral obsequies.  How true, "The righteous hath hope in his death".  --  [Bellville Star:  01 March 1883, Vol. 6, No. 22]

Winterstein, Jackson -- Jackson Winterstein, an old and esteemed citizen of Troy township, died at his home in Lexington at 11 a.m. Saturday.  He and his sister have been residents of Troy township for over fifty years.  [Mansfield Herald:  26 September 1889, Vol. 39, No. 45]

Winterstein, Mrs. Henry

Winton, H.B. -- Friday -- Rev. H.B. Winton died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.E. Henderson, in Alleghany City [sic.], Apr. 1, at 5 o'clock a.m. The body will arrive in this city for interment at 12:25 p.m. tomorrow. The deceased was a resident of Mansfield a number of years and officiated as pastor in the First English Lutheran church, corner of Second and Walnut streets, during the winter of 1883-84. He was 71 years of age at the time of his death. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 11 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 48]

Winton, Mrs. H.B. -- The body of Mrs. H.E. Winton, who died at Bellevue, Pa., was brought here for burial at noon today.  The funeral took place from the train and the service at the cemetery was conducted by the Rev. Arthur H. Smith, of Ashland.  James Henderson, of Ashland, was also here today for the funeral. 
[Mansfield News:  14 August 1899]

Winton, Sarah -- DIED -- In Sharon Twp., July 1st., Mrs. Sarah Winton, 82 years of age. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 10 July 1884, Vol. 34, No. 34]

Wintrode, ---- (illegible) -- d. 1/31/1870 at Lexington, dropsy and heart disease;  58y, 4d;  b. Columbiana Co., Ohio;  farmer;  res. Lexington [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wintrode, ---- -- Lucas.  Win Leiter, of Cleveland, was called home to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. Wintrode, of Lexington.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 May 1892]

Wiot, Mrs. John -- Mrs. Wiot, wife of John Wiot, who formerly resided here and conducted a tailoring establishment in the King block, died at her home in Chicago and was buried Tuesday.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  29 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 37]

Wirick, ---- -- d. 6/3/1869 at Monroe Twp.;  no age listed;  b. Monroe Twp.;  c/o J. & Cordelia Wirick;  white;  no cause of death listed;  res. Monroe Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wirick, Levi -- LEXINGTON -- A long illness was brought to a close, Monday evening, when Levi Wirick died at his home near Lexington.  He was for many years engaged in farming and was widely known and highly respected.  For many years he was superintendent of the M.E. Sunday school at Lexington.  He was 60 years of age and leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Park;  two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowman of Lexington and Mrs. Barbara Brophy of Marion;  and a brother, Jacob Wirick, of Galion.  Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the family home.  [Richland County Leader:  29 July 1921, Vol. 2, No. 33]

Wirick, Mrs. -- Lexington.  The remains of Mrs. Wirick, who died at her home a few miles north of here, were interred in Shauck's Cemetery, four miles south of Lexington, Wednesday.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  06 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 74]

Wirth, ---- -- The 2-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. William Wirth died Saturday night after a long illness.  Funeral Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of the parents, corner of Fourth and Sugar, the Rev. Dr. Meese officiating.  [Semi-Weekly News:  10 November 1896, Vol. 12, No. 91]

Wirth, John -- Lexington.  John Wirth died at his late home Saturday evening and was buried Monday forenoon from the Congregational church.  The remains were interred in the Lexington Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  25 September 1903, Vol. 11, No. 38]

Wirth, Louis -- DIED, June 8, at 6 p.m., Louis, the 16-months-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Wirth.  funeral June 10, at 2 p.m., from the residence, 84 South Adams Street.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  09 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 81]

Wirth, Matthias  -- DIED, At his residence on S. Main Street at 9 p.m., Sept. 6, Matthias Wirth, aged 65 years and 15 days.  Funeral at 2 p.m., Sept. 8.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  08 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 41]

Wirtz, David -- SPRING MILLS -- The remains of David Wirtz were laid to rest in the Spring Mills Cemetery, Monday, Jan. 13. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 25 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 37]

Wirtz, John -- The eldest daughter of Mr. John Wirtz was buried in the Lexington Cemetery on Friday last.  She was a member of the Congregational Church and Sabbath School, and was in attendance at prayer-meeting just one week prior to her burial.  [Ohio Liberal:  11 September 1878]

Wirtz, Louis P. -- 91Y;  d. 3/8/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 2/22/1864 at Germany;   Mansfield resident 1885-1955;  h/o Katherine Rothhaar;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 3/8/1955]

Wise, ---- -- The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Victor Wise, of E. Second Street, died Sunday morning and was buried this afternoon.  [Mansfield News: 26 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 150]

Wise, ---- -- Bellville. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Wise died Tuesday forenoon on the way from Bellville to their home on the Hines farm, north of town. The child had been suffering from whooping cough and died the result of choking.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  08 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 57]

Wise, ---- -- Independence.  Died, Monday, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Milton Wise.  --  [Bellville Star:  08 January 1885, Vol. 8, No. 15]

Wise, Amity Armentrout -- BUTLER -- Mrs. Amity Wise died at her home on College street, Wednesday morning at 6:00, after an illness of several weeks with paralysis.  Further details will be given next week.  A more detailed obituary for Mrs. Wise appeared in the September 9th., 1921 issue of the same newspaper ...  Amity Armentrout was born January 19, 1833, at Newville, O., and died August 31, 1921, aged 88 years, seven months and 12 days.  She was married to John Wise, of Ashland, August 21, 1851.  To this union four children were born -- Cromwell, Flora, Milton and Oscar.  Flora died September 12, 1870;  Milton died February 17, 1916, and the husband and father passed away September 23, 1905, leaving Cromwell and Oscar, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, with a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss.  Mr. and Mrs. Wise moved from North Liberty to Butler in 1862, and had resided there ever since.  They became charter members of the M.E. church and remained faithful to the church of their choice until death.  Among the last words spoken by Mrs. Wise were:  "If I die, I want to meet you all in heaven."  Funeral services were held Friday of last week at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Cleland.  Interment was in the Butler cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  02 September 1921, Vol. 2, No. 38]

Wise, Andrew J. -- Tuesday.  Andrew Wise, aged about 69 years, died of dropsy shortly before noon at his home at Spring Mills yesterday.  The deceased was one of the oldest pioneer residents of this section of the state.  He was appointed postmaster at the beginning of the Harrison administration and has held that position ever since to the satisfaction of the people of Spring Mills.  A wife and family of grown-up children are left to mourn the loss of a husband and father.  The funeral took place from the late residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 February 1893]

Wise, Andrew J. -- Andrew J. Wise was born in Marion County, Pa., on the 30th. day of June, 1824, died February 12th., 1893, aged 68 years, 8 months and 13 days.  <<poetry omitted>>  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 February 1893]

Wise, Ann M. -- bur. 4/5/1878 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  71y, 10m, 2d  [Ohio Liberal:  08 May 1878]

Wise, Barbara -- Died, about one o'clock Saturday morning, Sept. 25th., 1875, Mrs. Barbara Wise, aged 81 years.  Se was born near Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.  She died at her home near the Spring Mills.  Her funeral was attended by a multitude of friends in the community.  She died in a calm hope of eternal glory.  May those who called her mother be prepared for their day of death.  -- H.K.F.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 October 1875]

Wise, Cameron -- Saturday.  Cameron, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wise, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his parents on West Third Street.  The funeral will take place Sunday at 3 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 13]

Wise, Cameron D. -- Cameron D. Wise, son of Frank and Mary Wise, died at the home of his parents, 131 West Third street, at 5:00, Friday afternoon, after an illness of about 2 months, aged 7 years.  Funeral Sunday at 3:00, Rev. Calhoun officiating.  [Mansfield Herald:  15 August 1889, Vol. 39, No. 39]

Wise, Cameron D. -- Cameron D., aged 7 years, son of Frank and Mary Wise, died at 5 p.m., Friday, August 9th., 1889.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Calhoun of the Presbyterian church, music by the choir and Sunday school class, of which Cameron was a member.  Many friends gathered to mingle their tears of sympathy, with the bereaved in their affliction and to commend them to Him whose heart is all love and sympathy.  He will comfort, uplift and draw them to closer union with himself.  Beautiful floral offerings were brought by children and friends:  a floral pillow from the Sunday school class, the cross, the cross and anchor, the star of hope, cluster of tea roses, callas and cut flowers, baskets of flowers and many beautiful designs.    Amid sunshine, flowers and tears, we laid our darling to rest, believing the dead shall live again;  the loved and beautiful awaken from the silent grave at voice Omnipotent to live forever.  Jesus is thy hope, thy consolation.  So beside, beside thee, at the tearful grave He stands and says, I am the resurrection and the life.  [Mansfield News Journal:  22 August 1889, Vol. 39, No. 40]

Wise, Charles -- Charles Wise, an adopted son of John Wise, deceased, and who was well known in Mansfield, died at Daytona, Florida, a short time ago.  [Ohio Liberal:  12 March 1879]

Wise, Cromwell M. -- Cromwell M. Wise was born in North Liberty, March 16, 1853 and died at his late home in Butler, January 7, 1925, aged 71 years, 10 months and 21 days.  His parents, deceased, Mr. & Mrs. John Wise, moved to Butler when he was quite young and he has been a Butler resident ever since.  Mr. wise had been ill from paralysis the past six months, being speechless nearly 17 weeks and in a helpless condition.  He learned the tinner's trade when 12 or 15 years of age, with his father and remained until the year 1878, when he was united in marriage to Miss Laura A. Severns.  He and his wife opened up a general store in 1879 remaining in business over 40 years.  They also managed The Main Street Hotel the past seven years.  Mr. & Mrs. Wise have built and repaired many houses to help boost the town of Butler.  They built the Butler Opera House about the year 1890 which has proved to be very useful in many ways and a benefit to the town.  For several years Mr. Wise was present of the Handle Factory.  He united with the M.P. church in 1871 and later joined the Evangelical Church of which he remained a faithful member until death called him to his reward.  Mr. Wise filled a great many places in the church such as Sunday School supt., trustee, steward, class leader, Sunday School teacher, was a great Bible reader and kept well posted on the scripture and was very liberal in his offerings.  Very few young men belonged to church when he joined and he was one among the first to vote the Prohibition ticket and made may stump speeches before the saloons were voted out.  Mr. Wise leaves a wife, one son, F.E. Wise, one brother, Oscar Wise of Mt. Blanchard, and many other relatives and friends.   Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Church Friday at 2 o'clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. J.A. Swank, assisted by Rev. W.S. Wert of the M.E. Church.  Interment in the Butler Cemetery.  Those from a distance who attended the funeral were:  Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Wise, Mt. Blanchard;  Mrs. Ethel Hess and Lawrence Wise, Mt. Carey;  Mr. & Mrs. Hibert Wise, Wade Wise and family, Mrs. Ralph Wise and daughter, Miriam, Mrs. Agnes Stuhldreyer, Mansfield;  John Lerdeigh, Ashland;  Albro Wise, Mt. Vernon;  Mr. & Mrs. Allison Meyers, Willard;  Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Clever, Walter Clever, Wilson Mowry, Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Mowry, Bellville.  Two children were born to this union:  F.E. Wise and Giftie Odell, who died when little over three years old.  [Bellville Star:  15 January 1925, Vol. 3, 38]

Wise, David -- bur. 11/19/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  75y, 6m, 19d  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Wise, Dorothy I. (Derrow) -- Dorothy I. Wise, 93, of South Mount Vernon Avenue, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, in the Laurels of Mount Vernon, after a short illness. Mrs. Wise was born January 16, 1910, in Butler, the daughter of the late Clarence and Luta Freehafer Derrow. She had lived in Loudonville most of her life, living in Mansfield from 1952 to 1987. She was a 25 year employee of National Seating Company, Mansfield, retiring in 1977. During World War II she had worked for the Flexible Company. She is survived by her daughters and son in law, Janet and David Edmondson of Perrysville and Joyce Daugherty of Mansfield; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and three sisters, Opal Wise of Worthington, Ethel Doup of Loudonville and Nina Frye of Mount Vernon. She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Kirkwood Wise, January 10, 1946; son, Donald K. Wise in 1942; sister, Muriel Delong; three brothers, Donald, Herschel and Robert Derrow; and son in law Norbert Daugherty. Private family graveside services will be held in Loudonville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Perrysville United Methodist Church, Perrysville, OH 44864, or Green-Perrysville Fire Department, c/o Glenn Atkinson, 162 W. Second St., Perrysville, OH 44864. Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by Nancy. [Source: Mansfield (OH) News Journal, 5 June 2003.]

Wise, Dorothy M.  -- [Mansfield News Journal, 23 June 1981, p. 7]

Wise, Ellen M. (Clapp) -- Monday.  The funeral of Ellen M. Wise, wife of George C. Wise, was held from her late residence, 150 East Fourth Street, at 1:30 o'clock p.m. yesterday.  A large number of her friends and relatives were present at her services, and a number of beautiful floral tributes were presented.  The services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. J.W. Hubbell, pastor of of the Congregational church, of which the deceased was a member.  The pall-bearers were Richmond Smith, Amos Roudenbush, S.B. Leiter, H.L. Reed, J.P. Rummell, J.L. Dehn.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 46] 

Wise, Ellen M. (Clapp) -- Ellen M. Wise, wife of George C. Wise, died at her home, 150 East Fourth Street, Thursday evening, March 21.  She was born April 30, 1835, at South Hampton, Mass., and was a daughter of the late Emilus Clapp, who located in Mansfield in 1840.  She became the wife of Mr. Wise, Feb. 1, 1854, and the bereft husband mingles his sorrow with four surviving children, Mrs. F.D. Gadsby, Charles E. Wise, Miss Lillie E. Wise, and Mrs. C.J. Harris.  Mrs. Wise was a faithful and consistent member of the First Congregational church and hope for a blessed eternity.  Her life was exemplary for its domestic devotion, her chief pleasure being the comfort and happiness of her family.  Mrs. J.A. McKee, of Grand Rapids, Mich., the only sister of the deceased, arrived last night a few hours after her death.  The funeral will be held at the residence Sunday at 1:30 o'clock p.m.  Services will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. J.W. Hubbell.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 46] 

Wise, Eva Schmunk  -- Submitted by Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal:  03 December 1969, p. 34]

Wise, Florice "Flora" May (McCready) -- Mrs. Flora Wise, wife of Milton Wise, a boot and shoe dealer, of Butler, died Friday morning at her home at that place of typhoid fever.  Her maiden name was Flora McCready and she was a daughter of William McCready.  She was about 35 years of age and leaves a husband and four children.  [Semi-Weekly News:  03 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 62]

Wise, Florice "Flora" May (McCready) -- Butler.  Florice May Wise, wife of Milton Wise, departed this life July 30, aged 37 years, 7 months and 17 days, after a short illness with typhoid fever.  The funeral took place Sunday at 3 o'clock from the family residence on College Street, the Rev. W.S. Wert officiating at the M.P. church.  Deceased was the eldest daughter of William McCready and wife.  She was united in marriage to Milton Wise, Nov. 24, 1881, to whom were born five children.  She was respected and loved by all who knew her, and her presence in the family circle and among her friends will be sadly missed.  [Semi-Weekly News: 06 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 63]

Wise, Florice "Flora" May (McCready) -- In Loving Remembrance.  After a severe illness of about two week's duration Florice May Wise, the beloved wife of Milton Wise, died at 9:15 o'clock last Friday morning, July 30, 1897, at the age of 37 years, 7 months and 17 days.  Her death resulted from typhoid fever, which she contracted a few weeks ago.  Dr. Whitney was in attendance throughout her illness and did all in his power to save her life;  but not even his medical skill nor the heroic efforts of loving friends and kindred could arrest the mighty hand of Death.  She gradually grew weaker from suffering until the frail spark of life was extinguished and her soul was transported to the arms of her Maker.  The funeral obsequies were observed in the M.P. Church at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon;  Rev. William S. Wert, the pastor of the church, was hte officiating clergyman.  Music was rendered by the choir.  The remains were laid to rest in the village cemetery on the hill by the side of an infant son who preceded her to the Spirit World about 12 years ago.  I. Hess, undertaker.  Florice -- or flora, as she was called by all -- was the eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William McCready, Sr., and was born December 13, 1859, at butler, and has never known any other home except this place.  On November 24, 1881, she was united in marriage to Milton Wise by the Rev. S.E. Rife.  This union was blessed with five children, one of whom -- a son -- is dead.  The children are:  Ethel Fay, born July 12, 1882;  Clarence, born April 4, 1884, died January 5, 1885;  Ralph Folsom, born April 18, 1886;  Lawrence Lee, born February 11, 1891 and Wade Allen, born July 13, 1894.  After she was married she was converted to the Christian religion and united with the M.P. Church, with which society she has ever since been identified as a willing and an efficient worker -- both in the upbuilding of the church and the cause of Christ.  A husband and four children, father and mother, three brothers, seven sisters and a multitude of sympathizing friends and relatives are almost heartbroken over her death.  The family has the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement.  The funeral of the deceased was perhaps, the largest ever seen in the town.  The doors of the Evangelical Church were thrown open for the accommodation of the immense throng which could not gain entrance <<portion missing>>  the M.P. Church, where the services were held.  Both these edifices were entirely filled.  Owing to her prominence in church and lodge circles, the funeral was attended by numerous representatives of each society.  she was an active member of Silver Star Lodge, No. 439, D. of R.;  was a member of the W.C.T.U. and the Ladies' Aid Society, in both of which she was a leading worker;  it was ___ mainly to her untiring efforts that the Junior Endeavor Society of the M.P. Church had an existence, as she was especially zealous in her teachings of the little ones;  she taught a class in Sunday school;  in church work no one was more ready to labor, and few had greater influence in leading sinners to Christ than she.  Her quiet unassuming Christian manner was oftentimes more powerful for good than the sermons of college-taught ministers.  The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. Wert, who chose his text from Revelations 14:13.  It was with great difficulty that the speaker could voice his thoughts, for his emotions mastered him.  He had made his home in M. Wise's family for some time previous to her death and had full opportunity to see the purity of her Christian character, which was fully exemplified in her home life.  At the conclusion of the services at the church the remains were borne to the cemetery, where Silver Star Lodge took charge of the funeral and performed their beautiful and impress ... <<remainder missing>>  [unidentified newspaper clipping:  no date given]

Wise, Frank -- Jackson Twp.  Frank Wise, of Shelby, died of typhoid fever Sunday.  Funeral Tuesday afternoon at Spring Mill church.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1891]

Wise, Frank P. -- Frank P. Wise, an industrious and highly-respected citizen who has been ill for some time, died Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock at his home on West Third Street from the effects of a serious accident which he sustained May 28 last.  He was a drayman by occupation and had hauled a separator from the P.F. freight house to the Nicols & Shepard company's warehouse on North Main Street.  Here he was driving into the building when, having miscalculated the space between the top of the machine and the top of the doorway, he was caught between and his back was broken.  He suffered a great deal of pain for over two months.  He was 42 years of age and leaves a wife.  Funeral services Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  05 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 65]

Wise, Fred A. -- bur. 3/23/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  44y  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Wise, Fred K. -- d. 4/??/1872;  no age listed;  no place of death listed;  no place of birth listed;  white  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, Frederick

Wise, Gertrude -- bur. 3/1879 at Mansfield Cem., spasms  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Wise, Giffie Odell -- DIED -- March 2d., Giffie Odell, daughter of Cromwell and Laura Wise, aged 3 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 13 March 1884, Vol. 34, No. 17]

Wise, Giftie Odell -- Independence.  Died, Sunday night, March 2nd., Giftie Odell, little daughter of Cromwell and Laura Wise, of diphtheria, aged 3 years and 2 months.  Giftie will be remembered by all as a lovely little child, smart and intelligent, and will be much missed by his parents and friends.  Shortly before her sickness she wanted to know of her mother if there was any chocolate drops in heaven.  She was buried at Four Corners and the funeral will be discoursed by Rev. S.E. Rife, as soon as her mother and grandma (who are suffering as she did with diphtheria) are able to get out.  --  [Bellville Star:  06 March 1884, Vol. 7, No. 23]

Wise, H.C. -- d. 2/1/1873 at Mansfield;  6y, 3m, 13d;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause - spinal affection;  res. Mansfield - 3rd. Ward  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, Henry -- Henry Wise, an aged and well known farmer residing east of the reformatory, died Tuesday morning.  He was 77 years of age.  He leaves a family of five sons and two daughters, of whom Frederick H. Wise, of the Ohio Brick & Tile Works;  Frank P. Wise, of 139 W. Third Street;  Samuel Wise, of 559 Bowman Street, and Mrs. James Livingston, reside in this city.  The other children are Isaac Wise, of Ft. Wayne;  Mrs. T.K. Wolford, of Kansas, and a son who resides at home with his parents.  Funeral Thursday at 12:30 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  31 December 1896, Vol. 13, No. 1]

Wise, Jacob -- d. 7/23/1867 at Mansfield;  65y, 2m, 21d;  b. Carlisle, PA;  shoemaker;  white;  cause:  lung congestion;  res.  Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, Jacob -- d. 7/23/1867 at Mansfield;  65y;  b. Carlisle, PA;  shoemaker;  white;  cause:  lung disease;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, Jacob F. -- Butler.  Jacob F. Wise died Wednesday night in his 96th. year, near White Hall.  Funeral today, Friday, at 10 a.m.  Interment in the Butler Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  24 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 9]

Wise, Jacob F. -- Jacob F. Wise was born in York County, Pa., February 2, 1810, and died March 22, 1905, aged 95 years and 20 days.  He was united in marriage to Eva A. Fist, October 16, 1838, in Cumberland County, Pa., and shortly afterward located in Belmont Co., Ohio.  In his early days he drove a freight wagon across the mountains into Ohio.  That was before any kind of railroads were built.  He liked Ohio so well that after his marriage he immediately located in this state.  While located here, eight children were born to this union, six sons and two daughters.  The family next located in Licking County, Ohio, where one daughter was born.  Four sons served during the civil war, and in the year 1866 the family came to Richland County, locating five miles southeast of Butler, where he died, full of years.  His wife died May 4, 1892, and since that time deceased has resided with his son, Obe, and daughter, Mary.  In earlier life he was baptized in the Baptist faith.  He is survived by five sons and one daughter, 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  The funeral took place Friday at 11:30, conducted by Rev. O. Spreng at the Evangelical church and the remains were interred in the Butler Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  31 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 10]

Wise, Jefferson -- Jefferson Wise, aged 50 years, formerly of this city, but who has been an inmate of the Richland county infirmary, since last fall, died this morning about 8:30 at that institution of a complication of diseases, having been ill for some time.  He has a brother living near Spring Mills.  Funeral services at Spring Mills, Wednesday morning at 10:00.   [Mansfield News:  09 December 1901, Vol. 17, No. 283]

Wise, Jessie Clara -- Tuesday.  We are sorry to record the death of Jessie Clara Wise, on the 29th. ult. at the age of 8 years, 10 months and 19 days.  She was the only daughter of T.J. & E. Wise, who formerly resided in the vicinity of Spring Mills.  Several weeks ago they removed to the northern part of the state, where their dear little Jessie became sick very suddenly and died after one day's illness.  She was the joy of devoted parents and kind brothers.  The Good Shepherd has taken her to the security and happiness of the Heavenly fold.  What is such an irreparable loss to dear ones here is her eternal gain.  The funeral took place on Sunday the 1st. inst. at Spring Mills Lutheran church.  A large number of persons attended the services and expressed their sincere sympathy to the members of the bereaved family.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 November 1891]

Wise, John -- bur. 3/18/1878 at Mansfield Cem., neuralgia;  65y, 8m  [Ohio Liberal:  03 April 1878]

Wise, John -- d. 1/7/1868 at Madison Twp.;  40y;  farmer;  white;  cause:  apoplexy;  res. Madison Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, John -- d. 1/7/1868 at Madison Twp.;  45y, 1m;  b. Maryland;  farmer;  cause:  congestion of the brain;  white;  res. Madison Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, John -- d. 1/7/1868 at Mansfield;  45y;  b. Germany;  mason;  white;  cause:  congestion of brain;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, John -- After only a few days' illness incident to a paralytic stroke, John Wise passed peacefully away Saturday morning about 7 o'clock aged 78 years, 4 months and 27 days.  Wednesday morning of last week, Mr. Wise was down street, but his gradually growing frailty was plainly discriminable and shortly after midnight the stroke that proved fatal overtook him.  From that moment he could not talk, and died without being able to bid his family and friends goodbye.  His has been a busy life.  Born in what is now Ashland County, then Wayne County, east of the city of Ashland, April 26, 1827, he early began a life of thrift and industry.  At the age of 16 he drove a wagon loaded with produce to Milan on Lake Erie, and in many other ways assisted in tilling the farm on which his parents lived.  Those were primitive days, and the resources were developed best they could.  His education was acquired in the public school with Senator Allison, of Iowa, as a schoolmate.  At the age of 20 he was apprenticed to a wagon maker in Ashland at a salary of $15 a year, which position he held for two years.  In 1849 he left Ashland and located himself at North Liberty, Knox County, engaging in the wagon making business.  During the several years that he resided in Knox County he was twice elected Justice.  He removed to Iowa, from which state he returned to Butler in 1862, and has been a resident of the town ever since.  For a period of six years he followed his chosen vocation, and in 1868 he opened a hardware store and tin shop.  This he successfully conducted until 1896, when he retired from active business life.  August 21, 1851, he was united in marriage to Miss Amity Armentrout, who with three children survive his demise.  They are Cromwell Wise, of the Wise Dry Goods Co.;  Milton Wise, dealer in boots, shoes and harness, of Butler;  and Oscar Wise, telephone promoter and manager of ----- lines in Northwestern Ohio.  One daughter, Flora, died at the age of 16.  Mr. Wise has long been a member of Thrail Lodge, No. 170, F. and A.M., of Fredericktown.  He and his wife joined the M.E. church in early days, and he remained a faithful and consistent member to the last.  During his long and eventful life, he amassed a comfortable competence, due to is habits of industry and frugality acquired in his early youth.  Several fine buildings in Butler stand as monuments to his enterprising spirit, which predominated for the good of the town.  He has done much toward making Butler what it is.  The funeral took place Monday from his late residence on College Street and services were conducted at the M.E. Church by Rev. C.F. Mott, assisted by Revs. O. Spreng and D.L. Andrews, of the Evangelical and M.P. Churches.  Interment was made in the Butler Cemetery.  A large number of people were present to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom everyone loved.  The tributes of flowers from friends were beautiful and many.  Those present from a distance were A.B. Plank and family, John and Emma Wise, Rebecca Huffman, Mrs. John Weaver, John McNaull and wife, Michael McNaull and wife, of Ashland;  John Buchanan and wife, Louise Buchanan and Mr. Covert, Loudonville;  Mrs. L.W. Armentrout, Mt. Vernon;  Amelia Devault and son, Jeromesville;  Mrs. Nancy Armentrout, Iowa;  M.H. Schrack and wife, Monroe Township.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  29 September 1905, Vol. 17, No. 34]

Wise, John -- John Wise, was born in what is now known as Ashland County, but was then a part of Wayne County, Ohio, on the 26th., of April 1827.  His father, George F. Wise, was a native of Whittenberg, Germany, and came to America in 1804, when about twenty years of age, crossing the Atlantic in a sailing vessel, which dropped anchor in the harbor of Philadelphia after a voyage of three months.  He was a tailor by trade, completing his apprenticeship, in London, England.  He worked in a sugar refinery in order to secure money for his emigration, and on board the ship was employed as a half sailor, thus meeting the expenses of the voyage.  He had only seventy-five cents when he landed in Philadelphia, and he gave that to a beggar.  For a time he was employed at the tailor’s trade in Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love, and later engaged in the same line of business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but subsequently secured a position as a farm hand.  After aiding in the labors of the field through the day time he would devote his evenings to his trade.  After his marriage he engaged in chopping wood and worked on a farm.  In 1815 he came to what is now Ashland County, Ohio, a distance of three hundred miles from his old Pennsylvania home.  Three times he made the trip on foot in order to make payments upon his farm which he entered from the government, and to which he removed in 1820.  It was covered with a tract of heavy timber, and in the midst of the forest he erected a log cabin.  He then began clearing the land, transforming it into highly cultivated fields.  Upon that plane he spent his remaining days, dying at the advanced age of eighty-eight years.  During the war of 1812 he enlisted in the service and started for the front, but peace was declared ere he reached the scene of hostilities.  In politics he was an active Democrat and in religious belief a Lutheran.  His wife, who bore the maiden name of Christiana Weaver, was a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but her parents were of German birth.  She, too, was a member of the Lutheran church, and she lived to be ninety-one years of age.  Unto Mr. & Mrs. Wise were born fourteen children, thirteen of whom reached years of maturity.  In a typical pioneer home on the western frontier John Wise was reared.  Much of the land in that section of the state was in its primitive condition and the work of civilization and progress seemed scarcely begun.  He assisted in the task of developing the home farm and in the public school acquired his education, being there a schoolmaster of Senator Allison, of Iowa.  At the age of twenty he went to Ashland to learn the trade of wagon and carriage making, serving an apprenticeship he received fifteen dollars per year in compensation for his services.  On the expiration of that period he went to North Liberty, and there, forming a partnership, engaged in business on his own account.  After nine years the partnership was dissolved and Mr. Wise removed to Iowa, where he remained for three years, working at his trade.  In 1862 he came to Butler.  The place was very small and but few people resided in it at this time.  Mr. Wise moved into a house on Main Street that stood on the ground now occupied by the Evangelical church.  A part of the building was used for a residence, and the other part afforded him a shop, in which he began the wagon and carriage repair business.  This business he followed until 1868 when he went into the hardware business.  Among the few persons who resided in the village at that time were Henry Greer and wife, who owned the property where they now live, and who came to the village in 1860.  The home now used by Rev. Spreng was also here and occupied by a family by the name of Miller.  The house now owned by Jacob Workman, was occupied by Isaac White, and where the Wise hotel now is, John Andrews then resided and the families of Daniel Loose and Orlando Andrews occupied rooms in the same building.  Across the street from this place, where Dr. O.A. Hubbs residence is, Jas. A. Greer resided and in the rear of his lot he ran the only blacksmith shop in the town at that time.  The next house was the same one now owned by Mrs. Frank Mix, and was occupied by Wm. Severns.  Then came a residence where Chas. George’s residence is now located, owned and occupied by Lorren Mix.  This was all the buildings on the west side of the street except at about the location of Isaac Hess’s residence an old building stood and was occupied by Samuel Spohn, who owned all the land west of the lots mentioned above, clear up nearly to the Plank & Neal Mill.  Further on east, a family by the name of Simmons lived in the residence now owned and occupied by Mrs. Jane Martin.  On the corner where the saloon building stood was a residence occupied by John Dilts.  The next building on the east side of the street was the elevator, which was located where Zartman’s drug store now stands and in the lower part of which a general store was then run by a firm known as Pearce, Severns and Mix.  Overhead was the elevator and grain department from the top of which, a car track was built to a small building across the way, that stood on a high bank where the Richland County Bank Building now stands.  At this point the grain was taken in, weighed and thrown in a car after which it was run down the track to the elevator on the top of the building on the opposite side of the street, when it was let down in bins and stored, until ready for shipment.  The Pearce building in which Dr. Horn now has his office and where John Schumacher’s store is located, a hotel was run by William Clapper and Elza Flaharty with a bar room in the basement.  A little further up the street abut where Johnston’s jewelry store now stands, a blacksmith shop stood but was not used at the time.  On the corner where the fine new Solomon block now stands, was another dwelling in which resided James Cunningham.  Across the street where Wise & Co.’s store now is located, Geo. Scott, father of W.W. Scott, resided and made boots and shoes for the people.  The property where R.A. Boling now resides was owned by Kinton & Morrow and was the last house on that side of the street at that time.  On the corner of Traxler Ave. And Union Street the residence now standing occupied by Wm. Andrews, was the home of Abraham Brumbaugh.  Further down where D.W. McClay now resides, Henry Hissong lived.  Israel Hissong then occupied the home where Levi Hissong now resides, and in the house in which the Shannabarger sisters now live, Henery Long resided.  In Wm. Clapper’s property nearby, Mrs. E. Andrews resided and in the little home in which Jonathan Gable now lives, John Weant, father of Chas. Weant, lived and cared for his family.  One more residence has been pointed out to us that was here at that time, and was occupied at that time by David Hissong.  A building was standing where G.R. Downing’s store is now located, and was occupied by Wm. Lamley, who kept a small store and was also Postmaster.  Jerry Carl lived in the house where Jacob Bemiller now resides and was section boss on the road at that time.  The B.&O. Depot stood near where the Butler Steel Furnace works now is, which completes the list of houses in the village at that time, except near where I.H. Kanaga’s fine residence now stands, a Baptist church building stood, and which is now used by J,.B. Neal as a barn on the corner of his lot.  The children of the town and vicinity went to school in an old building, which, stood near where Samuel Warren now resides west of town.  The place went by the name of Spohn Town, the post office however was called Butler.  During the early days of the town and Mr. Wise’s early existence in the place, many hardship had to be encountered.  War was then going on, and the fathers of many of the families who resided in this part of the county were absent from their homes and families serving their country in the service.  The people were all generally poor at that time, besides there were very few living here then.  Prospects for any kind of future business was very discouraging to them, and it required men with ability and push just like Mr. Wise to make a success at all with any kind of enterprise.  Prior to this time on the 21st. of August, 1851, Mr. Wise was united in marriage to Miss Amity Armentrout, who was born in Newville, Richland County, January 18, 1733, a daughter of Jacob & Mary (Hammond) Armentrout, both of whom were natives of the Shenandoah valley of Virginia, in which locality they were married.    Mrs. Wise has spent her entire life in Richland County, and by her marriage has become the mother of four children: Cromwell, was born March 16, 1853, Flora, born December 22, 1854, Milton, born July 9th., 1858, and Oscar born June 19th., 1860, all of whom are living except the daughter, who died when about 16 years of age.  After residing about two years in the property where he first moved into, he sold out and in the fall of 1864, he moved to the country east of town in the farm house owned by Moses Hammond, and which is now owned by Andrew Ramsey, near the Rummel Mill.  Here he remained until spring when he purchased the property on North Main Street now occupied by R.A. Boling, and in which he moved and lived until about one year ago when he moved into the fine new residence on College Street, where he spent the last year of his life, up to the time of his death.  Shortly after coming back to the village to live, he opened up a shop in the basement of Henry Greer’s shop building on Main Street.  In this location he labored earnestly for about four years or along in 1868 when he opened up a tin store in the room over head.  At this time Cromwell, Milton and Oscar were aged about 15, 10 and 8 years, and were taught their first lesson in the tin business with they followed until the spring of 1875, when they moved their tin store into the corner room where Wm. Clapper’s restaurant is now located _______ building had been just ______ erected by Mr. Wise and Martin McLaughlin, Mr. McLaughlin occupying the part now owned and used by D. Zartman with a drug store, which business was also carried on between the years of 1875 to 1896, in the name of John Wise & Son, Oscar becoming a partner in business with his father.  This partnership lasted until in 1896 when the store was sold to Samuel Ritter who continued the same 2 years, when he moved the goods into his rooms now occupied by Guiselman & Bone, who became the successors of Mr. Ritter and who are yet in business at the same place.  During the time Mr. Wise was a citizen of the town, which was close onto half a century, he saw many changes and wonderful improvements take place.  From the clearing up of the country, which at that time was covered over with a thick growth of timber, with here and there a small opening in which a log cabin could be seen standing, to fine improved cultivated farms with nice painted buildings every side.  And from the hamlet containing something like thirty houses or less, to a town of several hundred buildings, from a place without streets or sidewalks to an incorporated little city with as many nice buildings and sidewalks as any place of its size in the state.  From the time heat was provided in the homes by brick fire places to the time when natural gas was about to flow into all the homes of the citizens of the town; form the days when fat lights and tallow candles furnished the only illumination at night, to the day when electricity changes night into day in every home and upon every street in town.  From the days when traveling was generally done by wagons pulled by ox teams, until the time when wagons and carriages run at lightning speed neither pulled by ox teams nor horses.  From the days when word was sent and received only by carriers, requiring many weeks to reach a friend in a neighboring state, to the time when he could remain in his own home and talk to a friend across the continent.  From the days when months of time was required to cross from the old country to the new world, which is now done on modern ships in five days.  From the days of sail boats to air ships that now soar above the clouds and to the time of hundreds of other modern inventions that have been brought forward since he first tasted life on the 26 day of April, 1827.   A life in a land of knowledge, during a period of time never before excelled in the history of the world in the way of inventions.  In all improvements he was always one of the first to adopt them, every keeping abreast of the times.  He was never found in the rear, but always to the front, with his shoulders to the wheel striving to do good to all with whom he came in daily contact.  No one was ever turned away who was in need, if favors were asked of him.  His whole aim in life was to do good toward everybody.  By so living he not only made a complete success in life for himself and family, but one the respect and good will of every person whose acquaintance was formed.  Thousands of dollars was paid out by him in furnishing labor to many who would call at his door for work.  Numerous persons were helped to homes which they now own and enjoy which they doubtless would have today, had not they been furnished employment as good pay.  Some of the remaining good land marks left behind which he helped to add to the town, we will try and speak of, as we follow the years of his earthly career.  No man who ever lived in the town did more for its advancement, or in helping its citizens, than the subject of this sketch.  He lived at a time leaders were needed, and to all such property and good luck would follow their work.  His start in life was without a dollar, nothing to depend upon but his will power to work out his final reward.  Young men in his early days had very poor opportunities to acquire fame or fortune.  Neither were obtainable except by making the greatest of efforts which caused many to <<missing text>>.  However, some won out, and he as one of that number of the young men of his community who started as it were at the bottom of the ladder and kept on climbing, until the last round was reached, or in other words form the cabin home in the wilderness as a poor country boy without a dollar, to a man of matured years, as a husband, a father, a Christian, a friend to all, a business man, a neighbor, a man of wealth, a philanthropist.  Among his schoolmates who have also made life a complete success, were the Studebaker brothers who became very prominent in manufacturing circles in South Bend, Ind., and F.E. Myres and brothers the famous Pump Manufacturers of Ashland, Ohio.  All were boys together when young, and who today have became prominent men, through push and in honest treatment shown to those with whom they came in contact.  Among one of the trying circumstances though which he safely passed, in his early life, was one few of our young men would care to do today.  When about 16 years old, one of his brothers, moved to DeKalb County, Indiana, from his fathers home five miles east of Ashland, and he was asked to take an ox team and a large rifle to the home of his brother, who had gone sometime before.  The country was very wild at that time and was roamed over by Indians and wild animals.  There was but few wagon roads then like now, but Indian trails were followed from one community to another.  This seemed like a big risk to him, but he knew only to do what was asked of him and was willing to risk even his own life, in order to do the will of his father and assist others in getting a start in life who needed his service.  This sterling acquisition which he acquired when a boy, followed him through life, and was one for him a name that will never be forgotten by his late associates as the years roll on.  After starting in business in his new quarters in the spring of 1875, where Wm. Clapper is now holding forth, Mr. Wise was one of the first to advocate the further advancement of the town, by applying to the commissioner’s for the incorporation of the place.  He was well aware of the fact, that improvements for the place would be slow until the town became incorporated.  In June of the following year, a petition was gotten up to be presented to the Board of Commissioners of the county asking for incorporation rights, which paper contained the names of the following persons: J.M. McLaughlin, Jackson Nichols, J.W. Downing, J.G. Staunton, John Wise, John Wise, John Crowner, Wm. Severns, D.C. Severns, M. McClellan and W.A. Pearce.  On August 6th., the petition was heard by the commissioners and granted.  On April 2nd., 1877, the first town election was held, and officers were elected as follows: Mayor, J.M. McLaughlin, 74 votes; Clerk, W.H. Fink, 52 votes; Treasurer, J.W. Downing, 88 votes; Councilmen, John Wise, 79 votes, D. Kunkle, 71 votes, Marion McClellan, 66 votes, J.W. Wilson, 58 votes, A.J. Myers, 49 votes, Jas. Traxler, 35 votes; Marshal, G.A. Flaharty, 58 votes.  The above shows the part Mr. Wise in this important work, and also shows how he stood with the people in the vote given him.  He remained on the council for quite a number of years, and was always one of the first to lead out in bringing about improvements.  His next important move made toward further advancements of the town, was to purchase the twenty-five acres of land of Mary Clever lying west of the Evangelical church, or rather west of the alley paralleling Main Street in the rear of lots from the Wise Hotel up to back of the lot where Mrs. Almyria Traxler resides.  This he had all laid out in town lots and sold them out at small prices in order to induce parties to buy.  A portion of this edition was sold to the Village School Board and soon after the large school _______.  Later on in 1893 the remaining land south of this edition was purchased of John Wilson and laid out in lots, all of which were sold and houses built on all but one lot.  The opening up of this edition was the starting of a boom for the town that has kept growing steadily ever since.  As the town began to grow.  Mr. Wise saw the need of a bakery in the place, and in order that a suitable place might be had for the starting of such an enterprise, in 1894 he began the construction of the three story building on West Newville Street, which he completed to the ceiling of the second story, the K. of P. people putting on the top story.  The first story was equipped in first class style for a bakery, and store in connection, and when done the place was rented to Edison Gearing, who shortly afterwards started the first bakery in Butler.  The business is still running but V.G. Barry is the proprietor now.  After selling out the hardware business in 1896, Mr. Wise cut loose from as much outside work as he could, as he was already 65 years old, and a busy life he had lived up to this time, he began to see he needed more rest.  One year ago the past spring he commenced the construction of his new dwelling on College Street, which he had talked of, and longed to see the day when finished, for a number of years.  The building was finished up late last fall, into which he and his wife moved from their Main Street home, which they purchased in 1865 and in which they had lived up to that time.  He completed the work the past summer left undone last fall around the home, having been permitted to see the time when his new property was finished up.  But as is often the case in this life after getting to the point where rest from a busy world could be enjoyed, you are called away.  This seemed to be the ending of his career, and was called to higher and final rest shortly after the sun peeped over the hills on last Saturday morning, September 23.  The funeral was held at the M.E. church on Monday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m., conducted by Rev. C.F. Mott, assisted by Rev. Otto Spreng, of the Evangelical church, and D.L. Andrews, of the M.P. church.  Prof. E.J. Ramey, D.S. Garber, F.S. Hubbs and J.S. Garber, constituted the choir who furnished the music during the service.  The funeral services were attended by a large concourse of relatives, friends and neighbors, all of whom greatly mourn the loss of a dear friend and honored citizen.  He was a member of the M.E. church at his death to which he had been a constant follower for many years.  His remains were buried in the Butler cemetery, to await the reward of the followers of Christ.  Those of his relatives who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mr. & Mrs. Michael McNaul, Mr. & Mrs. John McNaul and Rebecca Huffman, of Ashland, O., John Wise and Miss Emma Wise, of Red Haw, O., Mrs. Amanda DeVault and Charles DeVault, of Jeromesville, O., Christena Weaver and Will McQuate, of Ashland, O., Mrs. Louisa Long, Mr. & Mrs. John Buchanan and John Covert of Loudonville, O., and Mrs. Dr. L.N. Armentrout and Mr. & Mrs. M.H. Schrack, of Pleasant Valley, O. <<scripture omitted>>     [Butler Times:  30 September 1905, Vol. XIII, No. 6]

Wise, John -- We have again to record the death of another honored pioneer settler of our county.  John Wise, an aged and respected citizen of our city, died at his home Sunday night at 11 o'clock, aged nearly 66 years.  Mr. Wise was born in Cumberland County, Pa. in 1812 and in 1825 his parents settled in this county.  On the 10th. of June, 1837 he was married to Pamelia Roberts, by which marriage they had one child.  His wife and daughter survive him.  He has been a faithful member of the Baptist Church for a number of years, and was loved and respected by all our citizens.  His funeral will take place to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.  [Ohio Liberal:  20 March 1878]

Wise, Julia H. -- Thursday.  Mrs. Julia H. Wise, aged 77 years, widow of the late Rev. C. Wise, died at her home, a short distance northeast of the city on the Olivesburg road, at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Death was due to a stroke of paralysis.  The funeral will take place from the residence near the Ohio Reformatory, Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 15]

Wise, Lucy -- In MEMORIAM.  In loving remembrance of Miss Lucy Wise, who died Nov. 20th., aged 19 years, 9 months and 7 days.  <<Poem omitted>>  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 November 1891]

Wise, Lucy -- Friday.  Miss Lucy Wise, granddaughter of Andrew Wise, of Spring Mills, died on the 20th. inst., in the twentieth year of her age.  She was an estimable young woman, sincerely loved by her friends and highly respected by all who knew her.  While in the pursuit of cherished plans for usefulness and in the enjoyment of high expectations for the future she was suddenly stricken down and became a helpless victim of that fatal disease, diphtheria.   Her illness was brief, but her sufferings were severe.  She fully realized the serious nature of her sickness, and with tender thoughtfulness, gave her touching farewells to all in the house.  Without a murmur or complaint that her life was so soon ended, and, without a fear for the future, she calmly "passed away in the happy assurance of going to that better country where none of the inhabitants shell ever say "I am sick".  Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather the funeral was well attended, affording another evidence of the high esteem in which she was held in the community.  After the burial a funeral discourse was preached by her pastor, D.W. Smith, of this city.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1891]

Wise, Margaret -- Mrs. Margaret Wise, wife of the late David Wise, an ex-Sheriff of Richland County, died at her residence on East Diamond Street, last Friday of consumption, aged about 72 years.  Mr. Wise and his wife were married in Carlisle, Pa., in 1824, and in a couple years afterward emigrated to this county, where they resided until their death.  Mrs. Wise for a great many years was a member of the M.E. church, but withdrew from it fifteen or twenty years ago, intending, we learn, to unite with the Lutheran church, though we believe he did not do so.  We do not think any mother in our county ever had a heavier charge and more trouble than Mrs. Wise had during the five or six years of her husband's sickness prior to his death.  She was beloved and respected by every one who knew her.  Four children, two sons and two daughters, survive her.  [Ohio Liberal:  10 April 1878]  *Possibly the same as Ann M. Wise (see entry above)

Wise, Marie Princehorn -- Ex-Resident Of City Dies. Former Mansfield resident, Mrs. Marie Princehorn Wise, sister of Mrs. Harry B. Conner and A. C. Schroeder and John M. Schroeder of Mansfield, died Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Avon following several weeks illness. Mrs. Wise was the widow of Glen M. Princehorn of Mansfield, and Edward J. Wise of Grafton. In addition to her sister and brothers in Mansfield, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert D. Vanausdale of Pittsburgh; one granddaughter and one grandson and another sister, Mrs. G. Everett Wieseke of Elyria. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cowling Funeral Home in Oberlin. Burial will be in Oberlin's Westwood Cemetery. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. [Mansfield News Journal: August 1968]

Wise, Michael -- d. 2/22/1870 at Mansfield;  62y, 7m, 11d;  b. Cumberland, Pennsylvania  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, Mrs. Jeremiah -- Sunday.  Mrs. Jeremiah Wise, of 223 North Main Street, is another victim of diphtheria, resulting from the shipping of the dead body of a child who died of that disease at Gibsonburg, near Toledo, to this place, and falsely labeled by the physician at Gibsonburg as a death from heart failure.  This is the third case of diphtheria in this vicinity resulting from the unlawful shipment of the body referred to, one of which resulted fatally.  The laws inn regard to the management of diphtheria cases and the shipment of the dead bodies of the victims cannot be too rigidly enforced.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1891]

Wise, Mary Magdalene -- Mrs. Mary Magdelene Wise, widow of the late Henry Wise, died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, at her home one and one-half miles north of the city.  She was born in Westmoreland County, Pa. and was 69 years, 7 months and 5 days old.  She as the mother of Fred, Frank and Samuel Wise, of this city.  Mr. Wise died one year ago.  Funeral services Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by the Rev. A.K. Mumma.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  04 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 1]

Wise, Mrs.

Wise, Mrs. Andrew -- Mrs. Andrew Wise died at the home of her husband at Spring Mills, Jan. 29, at the age of about 60.  The funeral will take place from the Spring Mills church, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  06 February 1890, Vol. 40, No. 12]

Wise, Mrs. Andrew -- DIED, Jan. 29, at her husband's home at Spring Mills, Mrs. Andrew Wise, wife of Postmaster Wise, aged about 60 years.  Funeral Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. from the Spring Mills church.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  30 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 280]

Wise, Napoleon B. -- bur. 1/1888 at Mansfield Cem., nervous prostration;  54y  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Wise, Nellie L. -- 72Y;  d. 1/17/1952 at home, Mansfield;  b. 6/27/1879 at Bellville;  wid/o Bert Carson Wise (d. 5/13/1946);  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ: 17 January 1952]

Wise, Parmelia -- DIED, At her late residence on South Diamond Street at 4:30 p.m., Dec. 17, Mrs. Parmelia Wise, widow of the late John Wise, aged about 70 years.  Funeral to be announced Monday.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  22 December 1887, Vol. 4, No. 6]

Wise, Parmelia -- The funeral of Mrs. Parmelia Wise took place from her residence on South Diamond Street at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  The Rev. H.A. Sumrell conducted the funeral assisted by the Rev. D.J. Meese.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  22 December 1887, Vol. 4, No. 6]

Wise, Russel Allen -- Russel Allen Wise, the year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. John C. Wise, died this morning at the home, No. 197 E. Arch Street of pneumonia and spinal meningitis after an illness of three weeks.  The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:30 from the home conducted by Rev. S.P. Long.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 22 March 1909]

Wise, Sarah Williams -- Died, in Madison Twp., May 29th., Mrs. Sarah Williams Wise, wife of John Wise, aged 48 years, 5 months and 28 days.  The deceased was born in Madison Township, this county, in which place she always lived until borne to her last resting place by kind friends and neighbors.  <<scripture omitted>> [Ohio Liberal:  16 July 1881]

Wise, Sylvia M. -- b. 4/3/1875;  d. 8/26/1962;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [source:  Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Wise, Walva Alice -- 85, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday afternoon at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.  She was born Feb. 14, 1910, near Butler.  She had been a lifelong resident of the Ashland and Mansfield area.  Mrs. Wise retired from the former Essex Wire Co. in Lexington, where she had worked for more than 10 years.  She is survived by five grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Wise, Sept. 10, 1958; one son, Lee Allen Wise, Oct. 29, 1993.  Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a. m. in Lexington Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, Mansfield, is in charge of arrangements.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Chapter, 23811 Chagrin Blvd., No. 210, Beachwood 44122.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley [Ashland Times Gazette: 1 May 1995, p. 6A]

Wise, Willamina L. (Flora) -- Willamina L. Flora was born in Washington County, Md., in the year 1824.  When quite young she came to Richland County, O. and in September, 1844 was married to Mrs. Andrew J. Wise, the present postmaster of Spring Mills.  She departed this life January 29th. in the 66th. year of her age.  Rev. F.J. Ruth received her into the Lutheran church many years ago.  Mrs. Wise has long been well and favorably known by a large circle of acquaintances in the vicinity of her home and by friends in this city.  By her kind and pleasant manner she succeeded in endearing herself to a large number of persons.  The announc3ement of her death was very unexpected.  There was first a severe attack of the prevailing influenza, followed by asthma, which resulted in a complication of diseases.  After a short but painful illness, she peacefully fell asleep in the hope of a blessed immortality.  She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother and good neighbor, and was highly esteemed in the community, because of her many excellencies of character.  There was a very large attendance at the funeral services, conducted by Rev. D.W. Smith, of this city.  A husband, three daughters and six sons survive her to mourn their irreparable loss.  They have the sincere sympathy of their friends in this severe and unexpected affliction.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 February 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 39]

Wiser, John -- A SAD ACCIDENT -- Saturday evening last, while Mr. John Wiser, son of Adam Wiser, and his wife, residing in Jackson Township, were filling their lighted lamp with "Rose Fluid" it caught fire and the can exploded.  Mr. William Arnold, a neighbor, was present.  He snatched up their only child and rushed into the open air.  The wife followed, enveloped in flames.  By some means, the fire upon her was soon extinguished.  Mr. Arnold rushed into the house for Mr. Wiser, who had been prostrated, and took him out, and extinguished the fire as soon as possible.  The unfortunate man was taken to the residence of his father, where he died on Monday morning at 4 o'clock.  His wife is in a critical condition, but may recover.  Mr. Arnold deserves great credit for his presence of mind and heroic efforts at the risk of his own life to save that of others.  This is another terrible warning that there is "death in the lamp".  Persons should always fill up the lamp during the daytime, and keep it full.  Never permit it to become low and generate gas.  It is the heat when low, that generates gas, and causes explosions.  [Shelby Independent News:  29 December 1870, Vol. 3, No. 9]

Wiser, Margaret -- d. 10/27/1872 at Mansfield;  81y, 6m, 8d;  married;  b. Germany;  house keeper;  white;  cause - old age;  res. Fourth Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wiser, Mary -- d. 2/1885, diphtheria;  13y;  bur. Mansfield Cem.   [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Wisner, Al. -- Butler, O., Aug. 1 -- Al. Wisner, a well-known farmer, aged about 45, living near here, was moving his threshing machine this afternoon when a storm came up and he with two others took refuge under a tree along the road.  Lightning struck the tree, instantly killing Mr. Wisner and stunning the others.  Mr. Wisner was well known throughout the south part of the county.  He leaves a wife and two children.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 12 reprinted from the State Journal]

Witchey, Mary Beer -- 89Y;  d. 5/9/1956 at home;  Mansfield resident 1895-1956;  b. 5/18/1866 at Berne, Switzerland;  w/o Godfrey (m. 1886 at Sardis, OH);  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 5/9/1956]

Witcraft, Sue -- Shelby.  Mrs. Sue Witcraft, formerly a resident of Shelby, died in Cleveland last Wednesday.  The funeral was held Saturday and was attended by several people.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  22 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 96]

Witt, Horatio -- Horatio Witt, one of the oldest residents of Richland County and among the oldest Civil War veterans in the United States, died Saturday morning shortly after six o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Wolf in Olivesburg, with whom he had lived for the past eight years.  Deceased was a distant relative of Allie and Harry Devore of this city, and was aged 99 years.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  07 March 1914, Vol. 61, No. 16]

Wittemschlager, Frank -- RIBLET -- Frank Wittemschlager died Monday night of croup, at the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. G. Wittemschlager, aged 3 years and 4 months. The burial took place in Fairview. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 15 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 40]

Wittemyer, Jacob -- DIED, At his residence one and one half miles east of the city at 3 a.m., Aug. 19, Jacob Wittemyer, brother-in-law of Adam Beck, Jr., aged about twenty-three years.  The deceased had been failing for three years past.  Funeral from the residence at 2 p.m., Aug. 30, the Rev. Louis Krebs officiating.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  01 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 40]

Wittman, Johann -- Johann Wittman, 63, of 445 Howard St., died at his home Friday evening.   He was born Sept. 17, 1912, in Ozervenka, Yugoslavia, and came to Mansfield in 1946.  Mr. Wittman was a retired employee of the Case-Mahl Manufacturing Co., and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving is his mother-in-law, Katharina Freimeyer of Helterfecking, Germany.  Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Diamond Street Home of the Wappner Funeral Directors conducted by his pastor the Rev. Jan Michael Nace.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal: February 2, 1976 p. 5)

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