Misc. Items from Butler Papers (assorted dates)

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Misc. Items from Butler Papers
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source:  Original papers held by the Butler / Clear Fork Valley Historical Society Museum

BUTLER TIMES:  28 April 1906, Vol. XIII, No. 36

Lawrence McIntyre, an insurance agent of Mansfield, informs the Shelby News that he had two married sisters in San Francisco, Mrs. James W. Wilson and Mrs. Ed. Frye, and as they have not been heard from it is believed they met death in the recent appalling disaster.  They listed in Pine Street, near the Palace Hotel which was destroyed, and telegrams sent to Frisco, to locate them and learn of their safety were without results at last accounts. 

At the home of the officiating minister, Rev. W.O. Scott, Tuesday evening of this week at 8 o'clock Mr. Hollis Clifton McCullough and Miss Geneva Teeter, both well known and highly respected young people of Butler were united in the holy bonds of wedlock.

Daniel Garber was born in Washington County, Penn., April 8, 1828.  Moved with his parents to Richland County, Ohio, in 1834 and settled on a farm in Jefferson Tp., where he grew to manhood.  At about the age of nineteen years, he went to learn the shoemaking trade with Solomon Wagner, who lived near the old Greenwood Mills.  In 1849 he married Matilda Oldfield.  He then purchased an acre of land of Jacob Leedy near his father's farm, and built a house and shop;  where he worked at his trade until 1851 when he built a property in Butler, known as the Daniel Loose property on the corner where the Solomon block now stands, occupied by A.M. Stewarts store.  He worked in Butler about 2 years when he bought 40 acres known as the Durbin farm which joined his father's on the north.  After living there a couple years he moved back to the house he first built and worked at his trade until 1862 when he enlisted in the service of his country in Co. E, 102 regiment O.V.I. for three years or during the war.  His regiment was assigned to the 26th. Army Corps.  He engaged _____ pursuit of the rebel _______.  Kentucky and Tennessee in 1862.  In all the marches and engagements of his regiment he took part, from Louisville, Ky., until he was taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., on Sept. 23rd., 1864.  He was confined in Cahaba prison in Ala., until March 17., 1865 when he was taken to Vicksburg, Miss.  On the 25 to 26 of April he was placed on board the ill-fated steamer "Sultana" with about 2100 paroled prisoners.  Shortly after midnight on April 27 when about 7 miles above Memphis, Tenn., the steamer's boiler exploded and about 1500 men perished.  Mr. Garber was one of three out of 13 of his company on board that succeeded in getting out.  He floated 11 miles down the river and was picked up, when nearly chilled to death by the gun boat, "Pocahontas".  On May 21st., he was discharged by special telegram from the War Department.  After returning home he worked at his trade about 10 years.  Part of the time he worked in Butler when he built the property now owned by Mr. I.C. Ball.  He afterwards engaged in farming and built the house and barn on the farm now owned by the Hitchman heirs.  The last 13 years of his life he lived with his son D.S. Garber.  He died April 20th. his age being 78 years, 12 days.  He has seven children living, Mrs. Elmina Hamilton of Bellville, O., Mr. Michael Garber of Mt. Vernon, O., Mrs. Inez Lobach of Clinton, Okla., Mrs. Anna E. Divelbiss of Butler, O., Mrs. Belle Wineland, of Mt. Vernon, O., J.S. and D.S. Garber, of Butler, Ohio.  His children were all present at the funeral excpet his daughter, Mrs. Lobach of Okla.  He has 29 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren living.  His funeral was conducted by Miller Moody Post, G.A.R., of Bellville, Ohio, of which he was a charter member.  Mr. William Lockhart of his company, and one of the three who got off the Sultana was one of the Pallbearers.  That Mr. Garber was held in high esteem, by all who knew him was manifested by the large concourse of friends and relatives who followed him to his last resting place.  The funeral discourse was delivered by the Rev. N.E. Spicer of the Universalist church.  Mr. Garber had been in poor health for the past year but his death was caused by a paralytic stroke which occurred April 15. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Garber celebrated their golden wedding at their home in Bellville Saturday.  They were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Mock, April 24, 1856, and moved to the farm now owned by Aaron Leedy, near Ankenytown, where they resided for some time moving from there to a farm near Walnut Hill.  Twenty-two years ago they moved to Bellville, where Mr. Garber has followed the trade of stone mason.  They have five children, Mrs. A. Donough, of Marion (OH):  Mrs. S.W. Zent, of Bellefountain;  Mrs. John Young and Mrs. A. Lockheart of Bellville, and Dr. J.M. Garber, of Plymouth, all of whom with their families attended the celebration.  Mr. & Mrs. John Mock, Mr. & Mrs. H.C. McClure, of Mansfield, Rev. N.E. Spicer, of Attica (OH), Mrs. H. Zent and Mrs. Sadie Lee, of Plymouth and a number of other relatives.

BUTLER TIMES:  20 January 1911, Vol. XVII, No. 9

Mrs. Marinda Andrews was given a handkerchief shower Tuesday, January 10, on the 72d. annivesary of her birth.  She receives 34 handkerchief.

Hannawalt.  Born, to Mr. & Mrs. Roy Frye, a daughter. 

Darlington.  Born to Howard Poorman and wife last week a son.

Darlington.  Born to Mr. & Mrs. Roy Fry, Jan. 8, a daughter.

Population:  Bellville 1,056, Butler  730, Mansfield  20,768, Shelby 4,903, Shiloh 565.

BUTLER TIMES:  05 January 1922, Vol. XXV, No. 32

Albert M. Stewart, aged 59 years, former Richland County resident, was brought to Butler Monday afternoon, from Columbus, for burial.  Mr. Stewart was engaged in business here for many years, and was manager of the Butler Bottle Company.  He is survived by his wife, one son, Harold, three brothers, Thomas, Frank, Edward, the former two of Guernsey county and the latter of Los Angeles, Calif.  The funeral was held at the M.E. church by Rev. Harry J. Young, the pastor.  Interment was made in the Butler cemetery Monday afternoon.

BUTLER ENTERPRISE:  11 May 1893, Vol. V, No. 24

Butler.  J.J. Spohn died Monday, about 1 o'clock, after a lingering illness with a complication of diseases.  Funeral took place from his late residence, south of town, on Wednesday at 9 o'clock.  Services by Rev. Henry Keller at the Evangelical church.  The funeral was in charge of McPherson Castle, K.G.E., of which order deceased was a prominent member.  The ritualistic work at the cemetery on the hill, where the remains were deposited were very fine.

Mrs. Elizabeth Yarger (nee Hagerman), the subject of this sketch, was born in Montour County, Pa., March 26, 1813, died May 2, 1893, aged 80 years, 7 months and 3 days.  In early life she removed with her parents to Reedsburg, Wayne County, Ohio, where she was married to Daniel Yarger, Dec. 18, 1837.  They resided several years in Ashland County, until 1874, when they moved to Knox County, where her husband died, June 21, 1884.  Their union was blest with eight children, four sons and four daughters, all of whom are living, and were present to witness the last sad rites at both of their parents' funeral -- a rare occurrence.  She had 38 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  She was highly respected by all that had formed her acquaintance.  At the age of 16 she was converted and united with the Evangelical church, of which she might properly be styled a lineal descendant, as her grandfather, Adam Miller, was one of the fourteen lay members that ordained Jacob Albright as the first minister of that association.  She spent sixty-four years in her Master's service, and was only waiting and praying for an easy release, which was granted her, her illness only lasted about twelve hours, when she passed quietly away.  The funeral took place on Thursday, May 4, at 11 a.m., conducted by her pastor, Rev. Bone.  Services and interment at the Four Corners church.

Bangorville.  Born, to Mr. &  Mrs. Lloyd Levering, May 2, a son.

Bangorville.  News has just reached here from Indiana, that Peter Hoak committed suicide about two weeks ago, by shooting himself .  Mr. Hoak was an early settler in this vicinity, and will be well remembered by the older class of people. 

Lucinda Walker Crain was born in the state of Maine, Jan. 4, 1812, and died May 3, 1893, at the residence of her son, G.E. Craing, two and one-half miles east of Bellville.  Her age was 81 years, 3 months and 29 days. Mrs. Crain was the daughter of ames Walker, who came to this State with his family, in 1834, and made his home three and one-half miles south of Bellville.  She was married to W.P. Crain in 1851. They lived in Palmyra until 1853, where her husband was engaged in the mercantile business, and then removed to Bellville, continuing in business until the fall of 1855, when they removed to a farm, two miles south of Bellville.  The husband died in the year 1882, age the age of 86 years.  The family consisted of two sons, both of whom are now living, William F. resides at West Liberty, Iowa.  The deceased was a faithful wife, a kind mother and a good neighbor, ever ready to lend a helping hand in case of sickness.  The funeral took place on Friday at one o'clock.  Services at the Universalist church at two o'clock by Rev. John Richardson.  Interment in the Bellville cemetery.

Charles Richard Leedal was born at Algarkirk, Lincolnshire, England, Oct. 3, 1857, and died at Bellville, Ohio, May 7, 1893;  aged 35 years, 7 months and 4 days.  He sailed for America, Oct. 7, 1891.  His wife and five children joined him in his Bellville home in January, 1892.  Until he lost his health he was employed on the B. & O. railroad.  For several months he suffered from that dread disease, consumption.  His courage enabled him to bear cheerfully, even, his long sickness.  Warm-hearted friends and neighbors did much to comfort him and his family in their sad affliction.  The feelings of universal kinship made him a brother, though a strange, and many were the sympathizing friends that gathered around him and his faithful companion in his last days.  For weeks he was aware of his approaching dissolution, and many, many hours did he spend in prayer and praise to God, in whom his trust grew stronger day by day.  He prayed that God might come and take him.  His last words expressed an earnest wish that God might bless his comrades, as He had blessed him.  He leaves a wife and five children, three boys and two girls, to mourn his loss.  He was buried in Beulah Cemetery, just west of Bellville, on Tuesday May 9, 1893, Rev. John Richardson, officiating. 

BUTLER ENTERPRISE:  14 May 1896, Vol. VIII, No. 24

Butler.  Mrs. Lucinda Severns, an aged lady, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albina Faust, at Chicago, Ill. on Wednesday noon.  The remains will be brought to Butler for interment.

All that was mortal of Edward Lemly, who died Friday evening, was laid to rest in the Bunker Hill cemetery, Sunday, the Rev. J.W. Rice, of the M.P. church, officiating.  Edward's death was a particualrly sad one.  About five years ago he left his home here for the west, and for several years he worked on a farm in Iowa.  About two years ago he went to the northern part of Dakota with a threshing outfit where the climate superinduced lung trouble which speedily developed into consumption.  During the time he was stick there he had the misfortune to loose his earnings by a bank breaking.  He came to his home near this place about two months ago in a dying condition.  His age was 28 years. 

Solomon Boals.  In the death of Solomon Boals, which occurred on Thursday evening, May 7, at 7 o'clock, this community lost an aged and highly esteemed resident.  Mr. Boals was born in Richland County,  (Mifflin township), on May 12, 1825.  He was the son of Joseph Boals, who came to this township sometime within the period of 1820 - 1825.  He was reared on a farm, but when about twenty years of age he began to work at the carpenter trade which he followed for four years.  His marriage with Sarah Elizabeth Campbell took place on March 16, 1854.  To this union three children were born, Lucretia F. (Stofer), Helen Amanda (Mowry) and Gaylord Isaiah.  With the exception of twelve years residence in wayndot county shortly after their marriage, Mr. Boals had been a life resident of this county, and for almost 30 years he has resided on the farm a short distance north west of Bellville.  For several mnths before his death he had experienced a growing weakness but did not take to his bed until about hte middle of January.  He was aged 70 years, 11 months and 25 days.  On Oct. 9, 1870, Mr. Boals united with the Bellville Presbyterian church on prrofession of his faith in Christ, which profession he maintained until the last.  He enjoyed the visits of his pastor and found comfort in the reading of the scriptis and the prayers.  Funeral services were conducted in this church on Sunday morning May 10th., at the regular hour of service by the Rev. C.W. Caldwell, pastor.  The large number of friends and neighbors n attendantce was evidence of the esteem in which the deceased had been held.  His remains were away in the Bellville cemetery to await the resurrection.  To the widow and children who have parted with a loving husband and father, and to all the relatives who have lost for a time a dear brother and friend, we extend condolence, and point them to the word of God, which alone cn give them comfort.

Bellville.  Mrs. Nancy Durbin died Sunday morning, after a somewhat protracted illness. Her remains were laid to rest Tuesday, at Four Corners cemetery.

Bellville.  Mrs. John F. Shafer received a telegram Tuesday from her sister, Mrs. John Sipe, of Fremont, Ill., telling her of the drowning of her only child, a son, sixteen years old.


Bellville.  Mrs. Isabel Simpson, nee Lefever, died in Columbus, Monday, march 16th., '91, in the 55th. year of her age.  The remains were brought to this place for interment.  the funeral services were held at the residence of H.O. Sheidly, on South Main Street, Wednesday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Baker of the Presbyterian church.

Andrew Raudebaugh was born of Juniatta County, Pa., Aug. 12, 1821.  He came with his parents to Wayne County, Ohio, in ____ then in his 17th. year.  He was married to Margaret Neal on teh 30th. of March 1847 and to them were born two children of whom one died in infancy.  In the spring of 1880 he with his family came to a farm three miles southwest of Bellville, where he has since resided as a citizen of Richland County, till his dath March 10, 1891.  His age was 69 years, 6 months and 28 days.  He leaves in sadness and sorrow an aged wife, a daughter, Mrs. Soliday, 3 grandchildren and many friends.  For over 40 years he has been a member of the United Brethren churc hand his end was peace.  His funeral was held in Pleasant Hill church.

Mt. Carmel.  Death again visited the grief stricken home of Mr. Jacob L. Swank, but two weeks ago it claimed for its victim.  Their youngest child, a darling boy, some over two years old;  and last Friday morning at 5 o'clock it again entered their home and claimed their eldest daughter, Viola E., aged 15 years, 7 months and 14 days.  the deceased was of a very amiable dispotion and beloved by all who knew her, and she will be sadly missed in the family circle in school, Sabbath school and by her many associates.   The bereft family have the sympathies of the entire community in this their sad bereavement trusting Him that doeth all things well will sustain them in this their darkest hour.  The funeral took place from their residence on Sunday the 15th.  Services at the Zion church, conducted by the Rev. J.O. Stull.  <<scripture omitted>>

BUTLER ENTERPRISE:  19 October 1893

Butler.  Born, to Alph Simmons and wife, Sunday, Oct. 15, 1893, a nice little daughter.

Butler.  Died, the youngest daughter of Walter & Ida Pritchard, last Monday morning, at 5:30 after a short illness.  The remains were laid to rest in the Bunker Hill cemetery on Tuesday.

Bellville.  A son of Mr. & Mrs. Adam Shafer, Jr., died on Friday.  Funeral services were held at Salem church on Sunday afternoon by Rev. J.N. Barnett.

Joseph H. Kelly was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., February 20, 1827, and worked on a farm until he was 22 years of age, when he came to Millersburg, Ohio, where he learned the tinner's trade.  He came from Millersburg to Bellville and worked for Henry Heist in a frame building that formerly occupied the ground on which Fisher's grocery now stands.  When Heist sold out to Markey and Walker he continued in their employ.  When he quit working for Markey & Walker he went to Lexington and worked for James Boggs four years, when he engaged in busienss for himself and remained there eleven years, when he came to Bellville, and continued in business in his property on North Main Street until June 1st., when he was taken sick.  The deceased was married forty years ago to Miss Harriet Baker, who survives him.  Their union was blessed with four children, three sons and one daughter.  Dr. J.W. Kelly, the eldest son resides here.  Robie Kelly is engaged in the tailor ing business at Spokane Falls, Wash. and Ed, who is traveling for Voegle & Dinning, resides at Omaha, Neb.  The daughter, Ms. Josie Kenton, is a resident of this place.  the subject of this sketch was taken sick June 1st. and died Oct. 11, 1893, aged 66 years, 7 months and 21 days.  The funeral took place from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J.A. Kenton, on Huron Street, Bellville, Ohio, Friday, October 13, 1893, under the auspices of Bellville Lodge, No. 306, I.O.O,.F.  Elder C.S. Cliffe of the Christian church conducted the services at 10 o'clock a.m. and the remains were laid torest in Bellville cemetery.  His sickness was of long duration and when the summer's breeze waved the bearded grain as gently rocks the sea, and it sweetly kissed the reaper's brow, the subject of this sketch sought his chamber to lie down and await the reaper's coming.  But his hardy constitution, tender nursing and skillful medical treatment enabled him to wrestle with and stay the cold hand of death for a period of nearly four months.

Mt. Carmel -- Casper Swank, the subject of this sketch was born in Franklin County, Penn., in 1813 and died October 11, 1893, aged 80 years and 4 months.  The father of the deceased died when he was a small boy and he was bound out for a number of years, to work for his board and clothing.  When about 20 years of age he, in company with several others, walked almost the entire distance to this locality, where he has resided ever since.  April 25, 1840, he was united in marriage to Catherine Leedy.  To them were born five sons, all of whom grew to manhood.  The two eldest enlisted in Co. E., 102nd. OVI August 11, 1862 and were in the service until February, 1864, when Daniel, the oldest son, died.  The other served until the close of the war.  The four surviving sons live close to their parental home.  They were constantly with their father during his last sickness and were the pallbearers to carry him to his last resting place.  His wife died July 19, 1884.  Both were exemplary members of the German Baptist church, of Ankenytown.  They were highly respected and were especially noted for their acts of charity in visiting the sick and needy.  Peace to their ashes.  he funeral took place from the late residence of the deceased on the 13th. inst., conducted by Rev. Kellar, of North Liberty.  Interment at Ankenytown cemetery.

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