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Posted in 2006

Livonia- Mrs. Mary b. Sherman, 91 a resident of South Livonia Ny , died Thursday (Jan 28 1965) in Springwater Ny She was the widow of Jerry H. Sherman who died in 1949. During recent years she made her home with her son, Earl of Livonia Center.
She was a member of the South Livonia Congregational Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Martha) Schneiter of Camillus , Mrs. Raymond (Irene)Harrison of South Livonia, two sons, howard of Honeoye and Earl (Ike) of Livonia Center: one sister, Mrs. Ruth Armstrong of Leroy; 19 Grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Name: Singer, Samuel Reynolds
Date: Sep 22 1934
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #075.
Notes: Singer: Samuel Reynolds, aged 82, passed away at Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People, 4807 Cedar Ave. Funeral Saturday, Sept. 22, from French Funeral Parlors, 46th and Cedar, at 2 p. m. Burial at Xenia, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 24.

Posted in 2005

Thomas H. Head
from the Dayton Daily News, Aug. 12, 1995, page 3-B (partial transcription)
Thomas H. Head, age 82, Fairborn, passed away Friday, August 11, 1995 in his residence. A Fairborn area resident since 1952, he was born January 5, 1913 in Gainesville, Georgia, the son of the late Robert B. and Delilah (Simpson) Head. He was employed as a truck driver with the Ridey Construction Co., retiring in 1983. He is survived by his wife, sons, stepson, ….

Dayton Daily News, Nov. 28, 1980, pages 23-24
Beam, Charles D. age 73, of N. Central Ve., Fairborn, O., passed away Saturday night. Mr. Beam was a retired Motor Freight Trucker. He is survived by his wife; 1 sister of Jefferson, Iowa; 3 sisters of Xenia; 1 sister of Springfield, O; 1 brothers of Wilmington, O.; 1 brother of Cedarville, O.; 1 brother of Xenia. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Presbyterian Church of Fairborn. Burial Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Xenia 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. The family suggests that contributions may be mde to the First United Presbyterian Church of Fairborn Memorial Fund.

Dayton Daily News and Journal Herald, Dec. 10, 1986, page 46
Martha A. Crabtree, 71, of Xenia, Monday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, First Pentecostal Church, Xenia. (McColaugh, Xenia)


Robert Pinn - Trustee of Wilberforce

Funeral services for Robert Pinn, 55, Cleveland, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Baker funeral home with Rev. Alonzo Ware, pastor of the A.M.E church officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Mr. Pinn, a former native of this city (Zanesville, Ohio) died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Cleveland.
Surviving are his widow Beulah, and two sisters, Mrs. Lizetta Welch and Miss Petra Pinn, both of Wilberforce.
The body will arrive at the funeral home this morning and will remain for the services Monday. He has been a resident of Cleveland for the past 25 years.
Mr. Pinn was the owner and operator of the Pinn Bankers Exchange and the Pinn Phonograph company. He was a former trustee of Wilberforce, assistant superintendent of the Cleveland City Service Bureau and Executive officer of the Cleveland branch of the NAACP.

The Zanesville News, published: Zanesville, Ohio
Sunday January 30, 1949


News of the death of Pearl Pinn Ballard, Louisville, Ky., has been received by Mrs. Louise Douglas, Moxahala avenue, and other friends of the Pinn family, which occurred the latter part of last week. Mrs. Ballard will be brought to Zanesville for burial and her funeral services will take place at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at St. Paul A. M. E. church where she worshipped during her girlhood.
The Pinn family resided for years on Woodlawn avenue, and was held in high esteem not only in colored circles, but among the white people of their acquaintance. Mr. Pinn was a member of the police force. The family moved to Louisville several years ago where Pearl met and married Dr. Ballard, a practicing dentist. Dr. Ballard was for years, on the staff of Colonel (Charles) Young, formerly of this city, who was stationed in Africa and during that time Mrs. Ballard taught in a native school and was active in missionary work. Mrs. Ballard taught Latin in the high school of their race. She was a graduate of Zanesville high school.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ballard is survived by two sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Lizetta Pinn Welsh, a teacher at Wilberforce, Miss Petra Pinn, who is a supervisor of a hospital in Georgia, Robert Pinn of Chicago, and Harry Pinn of Akron. The parents died several years ago.
Funeral services will be in charge of Rev. Mr. Powell, pastor of St. Paul A. M. E, church and burial will be made in the family lot at Woodlawn cemetery. (Zanesville, Ohio)
The Times Recorder, published: Zanesville, Ohio
Wed. August 14, 1929


Posted 2004


Xenia (Ohio) Daily Gazette
September 1 1916

"Dispenser of Justice for 50 years is dead"

"Squire" Helmer, who became magistrate in Beavercreek Township before the War dies Friday Morning -- He was one of the county's most unique characters.

"Squire" William Helmer, 81 years old, Justice of the Peace in Beavercreek since before the War, is dead. Squire Helmer passed away at 6’oclock Friday morning, after two months illness of heart trouble which has brought about a dropsical condition.

His passing removes one of the most unique figures in the county, yet withal a man of remarkable keenness or mind, and one whom virtually every lawyer in Greene and Montgomery counties knew. Although his education was slight, a Xenia lawyer who knew him well, said to-day that Squire Helmer had naturally a legal mind, that his decisions were usually according to law, and that it was not often that his rulings were reversed by the higher source.

Squire Helmer was first elected justice of the peace in Beavercreek township before he shouldered arms and went away to fight for the Union. At the end of three years of gallant service, he returned home, and was re-elected to the office. Almost continuously since then he was magistrate in that township. One or two terms, he was defeated for re-election, but he always “came back”, and the next term defeated his opponent. He always held court in his home and the half century in which he dispensed justice in his district; saw many neighborhood squabble (sic), and many a contention among those who ought to be friends, settled peremptorily by Squire Helmer in his brusque manner when the parties came before him to have their claims settled according to the law.

Witness, he usually knew whether or not that witness was telling the truth, and a frequent “calling” from the bench was not unusual either for lawyers or witnesses. On one occasion a Xenian recalled today, that two lawyers had argued a case at length to a jury in Magistrate Helmer’s court, and the last speaker announced with due solemnity that the jury would “now receive the charge of the court”.

‘Squire Helmer began his “charge.” “Now gentlemen,” he said, “you have heard the arguments of these two lawyers. Personally I don’t believe a word either of them says. You can decide the case the way you please.”

“Squire” Helmer always saw that a lawyer, particularly a young lawyer, got a square deal in his court,” said a Xenia lawyer in commenting on his death.

‘Squire Helmer was born in Beavercreek Township October 17, 1935, and was in his eighty-first year when he died. His first wife was killed in a runaway accident 35 years ago. She was thrown backward from a spring wagon, and recived (sic) injuries which resulted in her death. Her death was a great grief to ‘Squire Helmer, and those who know him, say it changed his life. He married again 30 years ago, his second wife being Miss Mary O’Brien who survives him. Eight children, all of his first marriage, survive. They are” Daniel, of Enon; Charles, of Dayton; Edward, of Beavercreek; Philip, at home; Mrs. Ellen Moore, of Zimmerman; Mrs. Alice Hendrickson of Cincinnati; Mrs. Agnes Taggart, of Osborn, and Mrs. Ida Snyder, of Osborn. One son, Frank B died three months ago. He leaves one brother, Jacob Helmer of Dayton.

Although serving as justice of the peace in his spare time, ‘Squire Helmer was a thresherman (sic) and farmer all his life until old age prevented his working at the more strenuous occupations.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.


Posted 2003


Obit published 13 Oct 1926 in unknown Ohio newspaper:
Jamestown, Oct. 13, - L. D. Glass, 71, prominent farmer residing east of here, who died at his home Sunday morning, was laid to rest in the Jamestown cemetery this afternoon, following funeral services at the house at 2:00 o'clock, in charge of Rev. H. S. Snyder, of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Glass, who had been in ill health several months, is survived by his widow, and one brother, Paschal Glass.

Obit published 18 Mar 1921 in unknown Ohio newspaper:
Caught between a heavy farm wagon and the barn while she was assisting with the wagon, Miss Dora Glass, 45, was crushed so that death
occurred almost instantly Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Glass was assisting her brother Frank in moving a load of corn and the horses became unmanagable for an instant, drawing the wagon
against the barn and pinning Miss Glass between the barn and the wagon.
The deceased has many friends in northwestern Fayette county, and has spent most of her life in the Jamestown community.
Funeral services were held Thursday and burial was made in the Jamestown cemetery.


Fairborn Daily Herald
June 19, 1996
Paul Wheeler
Paul T. Wheeler, 66 of Fairborn, a retired USAF senior master sergeant, died Monday, June 17, 1996, in the USAF Medical center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He was born July 12, 1929, in San Francisco, Calif.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring with the rank of senior master sergeant. He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, the Dignam-Whitmore American Legion Post 526 , the Air Force Sergeants Association, and the W.F.W. Beavercreek Memorial Post 8312.
Survivors include his wife, Susanna; two daughters, Linda Ruth Wheeler, of San Francisco, Calif., and Catherine Wheeler, of Austin, Texas; four sons, Paul Gregory Wheeler, of India, Larry and Tony Wheeler, of Texas, and Kevin Wheeler, of Fairborn; a sister, Dotty Poppin, of San Francisco, and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M. tomorrow in the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St., Fairborn, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Friday, with Rev. Robert Marine Officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Memory Gardens.


Springfield (O.) Daily News, Friday, March 4, 1949
Xenia. Funeral arrangements are being completed in the East for Henry C. FLYNN, 45, second vice president of the Krippendorf-Dittmann Co., Cincinnati, shoe manufacturers, and former Xenian, who died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Scarsdale, N. Y., Thursday. Mr. FLYNN, in charge of sales for the shoe company's eastern division, including New York and the New England states, visited in Xenia recently, returning home a week ago. His wife and two daughters accompanied him on his visit to Xenia. He was the son of the late P. H. FLYNN, former president and general manager of the Xenia Shoe Manufacturing Co., and the late Elizabeth TREBEIN FLYNN. Born in Xenia april 17, 1903, he attended school here and was graduated from the Wharton School of Business Administration of the University of Pennsylvania. He was associated with his father in the shoe manufacturing business here, but when the Xenia firm was purchsed by Krippendorf-Dittman he became a vice president of the Xenia National Bank. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret KELLY FLYNN, former Xenian; two daughters, Kathleen and Margaret; two brothers, Frederick T. Louisville, Ky., and Edward, Cleveland; three sisters, Mrs. A. W. WEBSTER, Monmouth, Ill., and Misses Doris and Betty FLYNN, Xenia, and his step-mother, Mrs P. H. FLYNN, Xenia.

Springfield (O.) Daily News, Thurs., Dec. 6, 1973, pg. 20
Jamestown - Vernon K. ROBISON, 58, of Rogers rd;, near Jamestown died in Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia, Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. He was a retired farmer and had been an insurance salesman for the Golden United Life Insurance Co. Mr. ROBISON, a member of the Grape Grove Church of Christ, was born near Jamestown Sept. 13, 1915, a son of John and Elizabeth ROBISON. He is survived by his wife, Eloise FOSTER ROBISON, whom he married in 1937. Also surviving are three sons, Paul and Kenneth, both of near Jamestown, and Robert, serving with the U.S. Army in South Dakota; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy COOK of Springfield, Miss Marjorie ROBISON of Xenia, and Mrs. Reva BALES of Traverse City, Mich., and 11 grandchildren. Services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Powers Funeral Home. Friends may call in the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Grape Grove Cemetery.


"The Springfield Daily News", published Mond. Oct. 25, 1937, pg. 5:
Mrs. Charles EMRICK, 77, died of heart disease in her home at Goes, O., at 6:20 a.m. Sunday. She was a member of the Yellow Springs M.E. Church, the Antioch Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and the Phoenix Rebecca Lodge of Xenia. Her husband preceded her in death a year ago. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clara KERNS and Mrs. Lillian HYNES, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. George TABORN, Mrs. Elizabeth MORRIS and Mrs. Thomas LOWE, all of Springfield; one brother, John SPARROW of Terre Haute, Ind.; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Littleton Brothers funeral home in Yellow Springs and will be returned......(rest of obit cut of)


"Springfield (O.) Daily News", published Wed., June 11, 1952, pg. 5:
Mrs. William HARPHANT. Clifton - Rites were held at the Yoder funeral home in Yellow Springs Monday for Mrs. Viola HARPHANT, 69, of Clifton, wife of William A. HARPHANT, who died at 6:45 a.m. Friday in the Fairborn Nursing Home after 12 years of failing health. Burial was in Clifton Cemetery. Mrs. HARPHANT was a native of Greene County, and had lived for 33 years in Clifton. She was born near Jamestown on April 21, 1883, a daughter of Jacob and Ameda CLINE HUFFMAN. She was a member of the Clifton Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Frank COOPER, Mrs. Fanny BRAKEALL, Mrs. Dorothy CAUDILL and Miss Ruby HARPHANT, all of Clifton; five sons, Charles W. and Robert R., of Clifton, Harry J. and Harold H. of Springfield, and Albert L. of Cedarville, Route 2; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma HUFFMAN, of Clifton, and several nieces and nephews. Two sons preceded her in death.


"Springfield (O.) Daily News"
published on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1929
Brief services for Mrs. Sarah PHILLIPS, 78, who died Sunday at her home in Yellow Springs, O., after an illness of six weeks with paralysis, will be held at noon Wednesday at her residence, following by funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion Baptist church in Jamestown, O. Rev. O. O. Jones of London, O., will officiate. Burial will be made in Jamestown, O.

"Springfield (O.) Daily News", Fri. Oct 5, 1979
Jamestown. John Frederick TOMLINSON, 67, of 67. W. Xenia St., died at 9:10 a.m. on Thursday in Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia. Mr. TOMLINSON had been employed at Lang's Chevrolet for the past 44 years, and was a member of the Jamestown Church of Christ. He was a son of J. W. and Lela GLASS TOMLINSON, born July 24, 1912. Survivors include his wife, Hazel HODSON TOMLINSON, a daughter, Mrs. Lottie Marie ROBINSON, Lithopolis; four grandchildren, a half-brother, Jack TOMLINSON, Florida, and a half-sister, Mrs. Doris HALE, Pemberville. Services will be held by Brother Lamar Garrison at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Powers Funeral Home, Jamestown. Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery.


"Springfield News-Sun", Wed., July 11, 1984
Russell T. CONFER, 76, of 2531 Burnet Rd., Cincinnati, OH, died June 3, 1984, in Universtiy Hospital, Cincinnati. He was born in Yellow Springs, OH, Jan. 28, 1908, a son of Albert and Roxie CONFER. He was a retired employee of Railway Postal Service. He is survived by his wife, Florence BORST CONFER; and a brother, Robert CONFER, Spfld. A son, Dr. David CONFER, preceded him in death in 1973. Mmeorial services will be held Sat., July 14, at 2 p.m. in the Skillman Funeral Home, Meachanicsburg, OH. Rev. Richard Demers will officiate. urial of the cremains will be made in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, OH.



Posted in 2001


Bruce LeVECK, 57, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lively Nursing Home, Jamestown, where he had resided for several years. He had moved from Jamestown to Dayton previously.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Anderson LeVECK, several years ago. Was prominent in local trapshooting circles.
He is survived by two sons, Max, Dayton, and Jack, Pataskala; two brothers, John Arthur, Washington C. H., and William Allen, Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Slusher, Jamestown, and Mrs. Ida Mae Deubner, Columbus, and four grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Powers Funeral Home, Jamestown. Burial was in Jamestown Cemetery.


Jesse LeVECK

(obits pub unknown Greene Co., OH, newpapers on 12 Feb 1942)

Obit #1
His friend were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Jess LeVeck, of Jamestown, on Thursday morning. Mr LeVeck had been a regular member in our midst for forty years in the huckster business, coming on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He first started driving a covered wagon, drawn by two white ponies, and would put up overnight in the home of the late Lewis and Samantha Middleton, on Spring Valley Pk., near Measer (sp?). When the automobile came in fashion he then could make the trips back home in a day. He will be greatly missed by the farm women depending on the huckster with their eggs and needing groceries. Some from here attended his funeral at Jamestown on Sunday afternoon.

Obit #2
Jesse LeVeck, 63, member of the Jamestown village council, died suddenly at his home on Clemans Ave., Jamestown, early Thursday morning. He was found dead in a chair by members of his family at 8 a.m., but death, caused by a heart attack, is thought to have occured about 3 a.m..
Mr. LeVeck, ho was engaged in the poultry business, was born in Fayette County November 24, 1878 but had lived in Jamestown forty years. He was the son of George W. and Mary A. LeVeck. He had served on the Jamestown council many years and was a member of the Moose Lodge.
He is survived by a foster son, Donald LeVeck, Jamestown; three grandsons; three bothers, Arthur, Washington C. H.; Buce, Dayon, and William, Columbus, and two sisters, Ms. Ida Deubner, Sprigfield and Mrs. Mollie Slusher, Jamestown.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Stewart, Burr and Powers Funeral Home, Jamestown, Snday at 2 p.m. with burial at Jamestown Cemetery.

Obit #3.
Funerl Rites, Sunday, For
Village Councilman;
Death Is Sudden
Jesse LeVeck, 63, Jamestown councilman and resident of Jamestown for the past forty years died suddenly at his home on Clemans Avenue, early Thursday morning. Death was due to a heart attack and tookplace about 3 A.M. He had complained of not feeling well on Wednesday evening and did not retire but sat in a chair all night and he was dead when found Thursday morning.
He was the son of George W. and Mary A. LeVeck and was born in Fayette county, November 24, 1878 but had spent the last 40 years in this community where he was widely known as a huckster and dealer in poultry. He was a member of the Moose Lodge.
He was elected a member of the Jamestown Village Council and began serving January 1, 1934 and had served in that capacity contiuously since that time.
His wife, Rosetta Gultice Leveck //note: 1st letter of named blurred - may be Cultice?//, whom he married June 10, 1909, preceded him in death in November 1939.
He is survived by one foster son, Donald LeVeck; three grandsons, Donnie, Teddy and Tommie LeVeck. He also leaves three brothers, Arthur LeVeck, of Washington C. H.; Bruce LeVeck, of Dayton, and William LeVeck, of Columbus; and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Deubner of Springfield, and Mrs. George Slusher, of southwest of Jamestown.
Funeral services will be conduct- //rest of obit missing//

Date of death: 3 Mar 1925
(obit pub unknown Greene Co., OH, newpaper in Mar 1925)
Death Comes Suddenly Tuesday Evening to Well Known Resident of this Village
George W. LeVeck, 80, passed away at his home, on the corner of Sycamore street and Clemans Avenue, Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock. Mr. LeVeck was taken ill at 10 o'clock with acute indigestion. Although he had been in frail health all winter, his condition had not been considered serious.
He was born in Fayette County, October 14, 1844, and was later married in that county. He, with his family, moved to Jamestown 23 years ago and he became engaged in the grocery and huckster business. He was in active business in this community for 13 years and retired 12 years ago.
Mr. LeVeck was a Civil War veteran, having served all during the four years of war. On January 16, 1862 he enlisted for one year as private under Captain M. Willard in the 60th. regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry. On November 10, 1862 he was discharged by reason of expiration of term of service. He re-enlisted as a private under Captain James Doney in Company B. 2nd., regiment Ohio volunteer heavy artillery, on June 21, 1863 to serve three years. He was discharged from the service at Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. LeVeck is survived by his wife; four sons, William, of Columbus, Arthur, of Xenia, Jesse and Bruce, both of Jamestown; two daughters, Mrs. O. T. Deubner, of Sidney and Mrs. G. W. Slusher of Jamestown; 15 grand-children and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers, John LeVeck, of West Mansfield; Jesse LeVeck, of Desshler, Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. G. W. LeVECK, of Desshler, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Friday) at the home at 2 o'clock, in charge of C. W. Moorman. Burial will be made in the Jamestown cemetery.

Date of death: 28 Sep 1928
(pub unknown Greene County, Ohio, Newspaper on __ Sep 1928)
Mrs. George W. LeVeck, 77, passed away at her home on Clemans Ave., Jamestown, Friday eveing at 5:10 o'clock. Death was caused by a complication of diseases and followed a long illness.
Mr. LeVeck proceded his wife in death three years. Surviving are the following children; Jesse LeVeck, Jamestown; J. A. LeVeck and B. J. LeVeck, Xenia; Mrs. Mary A. Slusher, Jamestown; Mrs. Ida Deubner, Perrysburg, O., and W. A. LeVeck, Columbus.
The deceased was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at the residence with burial at Jamestown Cemetery.

Date of death: 28 Sep 1928
(pub unknown Greene County, Ohio, Newspaper on __ Sep 1928)
Mrs. George W. LeVeck, 77, passed away at her home on Clemans Ave., Jamestown, Friday eveing at 5:10 o'clock. Death was caused by a complication of diseases and followed a long illness.
Mr. LeVeck proceded his wife in death three years. Surviving are the following children; Jesse LeVeck, Jamestown; J. A. LeVeck and B. J. LeVeck, Xenia; Mrs. Mary A. Slusher, Jamestown; Mrs. Ida Deubner, Perrysburg, O., and W. A. LeVeck, Columbus.
The deceased was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at the residence with burial at Jamestown Cemetery.

Date of death: 18 Nov 1939
(obit pub in unknown Greene Co., OH, newspaper on __ Nov 1939)
Last Rites Held, Tuesday, For Life-Long Resident Of This Community
Mrs. Rosetta Grace LeVeck, 53, wife of Jess LeVeck, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Gultice, in Xenia, Saturday at 10:15 P. M. Her death followed an illness of nearlt two years during which she bore her suffering with patience.
She was born near Jamestown June 4, 1886 and had spent her entite lifetime in this community. She was a member of the Jamestown Methodist Church and was an untiring worker in the Sunday School and church societies. Her kindly disposition won for her a host of friends and, in sickness or distress in any home in the community, she was the first to render aid, as long as her health permitted.
Her marriage to Mr. LeVeck who is a member of the Jamestown Village Council, took place on June 10, 1909, and he survives with one foster son, Donald; and three grandchildren. Surviving also are her parens, Mrs. and Mrs. Gultice, and the following brothers and sisters; Thomas Gultice, of Columbus, Frank Gultice, Mrs. Mary Shar, Mrs. Pearl Montgomery, Mrs. Margaret Pope and Mrs. Ida McKinney, all of Xenia; Joshua Gultice, of southeast of Xenia; Mrs. Nancy Weaver of Union City, Ind., and Mrs. Sarah Aveyard, of Dayton, besides a large number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral servces were held at the Jamestown Methodist Church, uesday, at 2:30 P. M. conducted by Rev. L. L. Grey, Pastor of the United Presbyterian Church. Mrs Charles Hatch sane "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" at the services accompanied at the piano by Mrs. C. T. WALKER. The rites were largely attended.
There was a wealth of floral offerings which bespoke the esteem in which Mrs. LeVeck was held in her home community. Pallbearers were her brothers-in-law and her brothers, rthur LeVeck, of Washington C. H., Bruce LeVecks, Frank and Joshua Gultice, of Xenia, William LeVeck and Thomas Gultice, of Columbus. Interment, in charge of Stewart, Burr & Powers, was in Silvercreek Cemetery.

James Lowe Henderson, Grove City IOOF Home, formerly of Wind Ridge, Greene County, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grove City Hospital. He was 88. [The death must have been in 1961 or 1962.]
He was born in French Grove, IL July 1873, a son of Thomas R and Martha Jane Rickey Henderson. He married Florence McNay, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Henderson was a member of Broad St United Presbyterian Church and belonged to IOOF Lodge No 469 of Waynesburg.
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. John T. Wilson, Willard, Ohio and Mrs. Walter D. Chattam, Orlando, Fla and six grandchildren.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wayside Inn Chapel with Dr. Robert T Kelsay officiating.
Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.

"McNAMARA--In this city, May 14, John S. McNAMARA, a native of Xenia, Ohio, aged 16 years and 10 months.  [Xenia, Ohio, papers please copy.]  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Monday) at 1 o’clock p.m. from San Miguel." 
Source:  San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 16 May 1881. 

The Xenia Torchlight
Wednesday, August 18, 1869
Page 5
LAFONG - After a lingering illness, of many weeks, on the 11th inst. in Beavercreek township, this county, Miss Cassandra Miner Lafong in her 51st year. In her childhood days she came with her parents from Virginia to this county. She was a member of the Lutheran church, and a faithful, self-sacrificing Christian. She looked for death and hence selected the text for her funeral, the hymns for the occasion and otherwise set her house in order and made ready for a peaceful departure.
"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God."

The Xenia Torchlight
Wednesday, August 18, 1869
Page 5
Rev. JOHN GOWDY, another of the pioneer citizens of Xenia, having lived to the full age allotted to man, has fallen asleep, according to the will of God. He was born in Mercer county, Ky., Aug. 3, 1789. In 1809 he removed to Ohio, settled in Greene county, where he remained till the close of life. In 1812 he became a member of the M. E. Church; and in 1830 was licensed to preach as a local minister. Worthily and faithfully did he fulfill his high calling. He was a plain, earnest and successful preacher. Many will rise up to call him blessed, as the instrument under God, of leading them to Christ. During all his illness no murmer escaped his lips. His calm trust in God testified that the religion of Christ is not a phantom.
He died at his home, on the 4th inst., surrounded by a loving and devoted family. A widow and several children are left to mourn his loss, and to feel that the stay and the counsellor of the household will no more go in and out before them. Let them remember his counsel and follow his example. May he who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb be a shelter and hiding place to the sorrowing wife, and a father to the fatherless.

Xenia Torch-Light
Wednesday, January 26, 1853
Page 2
Death's Doings
We regret being compelled to record the demise of another of our enterprising business men. Mr. SAMUEL GOWDY, died at the residence of his father, Mr. James Gowdy, on Friday afternoon last. He was a native of Xenia, and well known and highly esteemed by our citizens generally. In connection with his brother, he has been engaged in the iron foundery business for some years past. About fifteen months since Mr. Gowdy burried (sic) his only child; about four months ago, Mrs. Gowdy (daughter of Mr. S. Crumbaugh) was also laid in the grave, and now the husband and father has gone to join the wife and child. Within the short period of fifteen months the whole of this young and interesting family have passed away. The funeral of Mr. G. was largely attended on Saturday last. He leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

Xenia Torch-Light
Wednesday, January 26, 1853
Page 2
Death's Doings
On Monday afternoon last Mrs. ISABELLA DAINGERFIELD, daughter of Wm. Ellsberry, Esq, also departed this life. Mrs. D. was a native of Xenia, well known to our citizens, and generally esteemed. She leaves an interesting family, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her departure.

Farmer's Record & Xenia Gazette
Thursday, March 26, 1829
Died - In this neighborhood on Monday morning last, of a lingering illness, Mrs. ELEANOR BEALL, an old and respectable inhabitant.

Xenia Torch-Light
Wednesday, June 8, 1853
Page 3
At the residence of her son, Rev. J. H. Buchanan, near Cedarville, Greene county, Ohio, on the 1st inst., after a protracted illness, Mrs. Phebe Buchanan in the 71st year of her age.

Xenia Torch-Light
Wednesday, June 8, 1853
Page 3
At the residence of his father, on the 14th ult., after an illness of three weeks, Mr. CYRUS R. GOWDY, aged 21 years. The deceased was one of those who was not only an ornament to society, but a useful member - and in his death a large circle of friends are left to mourn his loss.

Obit pub 20 Oct 1972, Xenia Daily Gazette:
Ernest Kier
Ernest E. Kier, 69, of 250 Winding Tr., died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday at Greene Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient there since suffering a heart attack at his home two weeks ago.
For the last 17 years Mr. Kier had been assistant deputy in the Greene County auditor's office. A native of Washington C. H., he had resided in Xenia for 14 years.
He was born April 27, 1903, the son of Francis Marion and Indiana Sams Kier. He was a member of the First Christian Church and Company M, Ohio National Guard, Washington C. H. and the Greene County Fish and Game Association.
He is survived by his widow, Amanda Waln Kier whom he married June 25, 1929; a sister-in-law, Miss Isabelle WALN who resides at the Kier home; one sister, Ms. Amy Wiley of Pheonix, Ariz., and three brothers, Noah of Springfield, Julian of Tucson, Ariz., and Wilbur Kier of Escondido, Calif.
Services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Gerstner - Kinzer Funeral Home, Washington C.H., with the Rev. John W. Armentrout officiating. Burial will be in Washington C. H.
Calling ours are 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Neeld Funeral Home, 106 W. Market St., and Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the Gerstner - Kizer Funeral Home.

(obit pub unknown Greene Co., OH, newspaper on 7 Sep 1961)
Mrs. Slusher Dies Today At Jamestown
Mrs. Mary A. LeVeck Slusher, 87, died unexpectedly at 6 a.m. today at the Jamestown Nursing Home. Borb June 20, 1894, to George and Amanda LeVeck, she lived all her life in the community.
She was married Nov. 23, 1894 to George W. Slusher who preceeded her in death in 1942. Mrs. Slusher belonged to the New Jasper Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, L. Learl and Paul M. Slusher of Columbus and U. Stanley Slusher of Jamestown; a brother, William A. LeVeck of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Ida Deubner of Jamestown, O., eight grandchildren and seven great=grandchildren.
Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Powers Funeral Home, Jamestown, where friends may call Friday from 3:30 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery.

Obit pub 27 Dec 1988, Xenia Daily Gazette:
Isabel A. Waln
Isabel A. Waln, 68, of 250 Winding Trail, died at the residence Monday evening.
A native of New Martinsburg, she was born Feb 6, 1920, the daughter of Gilbert and Lilian Larkin Waln.
She was employed for several years with the J. C. Murphy Co. in Washington C. H.
She was a member of the New Martinsburg Grace Methodist Church.
Surviving is a sister, Amanda Kier, with whom she resided.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Gerstner-Kinzer Funeral Home, Washington C.H., with Rev. Benjamin Shields officiating.
Burial will be i Washington C.H. Cemetery.
Visitaion will be today, 7 to 9 p.m., at Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., and Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m., at Gerstner-Kinzer Funeral Home in Washington C.H.

Obit pub 29 Jul 1972, Xenia Daily Gazette
Gilber O. Waln
Services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at the Gerstner Funeral Home, Washington C. H. for Gibert O. Waln, 79, who made his home with his daughters at 250 Winding Trail.
Mr. Waln died at his home Sunday at 6:20 a. m.
Born near New Martinburg, he farmed in that community until moving to Washington C. H. in 1923. He was employed at the Wison Lmber Co. there until retirement.
He moved to Xenia three years ago to make his home with his daughters, Mrs. Ernest Kier and Miss Isabelle Waln. He was a member of New Martinsburg Methodist Church.
In addition to his daughters, he is survived by a brother, Alonzo Waln of Washington C. H.
Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services. Burial will be in Washington C. H.

Posted in 2000

Mrs. Betty Lou Adams, 36, wife of John B. Adams, died at Miami Valley Hospital.
A Cedarville resident all Her life, she was born Feb. 12, 1933, The daughter of Hugh and Minnie (Jones) Hart.
Survivors include Her husband whom she married December 9, 1960, Her father, Hugh Hart of Cedarville, three daughters: Joyce and Brenda Toner and Angie Adams. A son, Marvin Thomas Toner. three sisters, Doris Hammel, Wilma Toner, and Rosemary Matthews, and three brothers: Russell Hart, Jack Hart, and Jess Hart.
Services will be conducted at McColaugh Funeral Home in Xenia with the Rev. Herschel King oficiating. Burial will be in Massie Creek Cemetery.

Patricia A. Hawes, 47, of Cedarville died Dec. 13, 1995 in an auto accident. She was born in Dayton Ohio, Feb. 23, 1948 the daughter of Howard and Rosemary (Hart) Matthews. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in Cedarville. In addition to Her parents, she is survived by her husband, William Hawes: two daughters and sons-in-law Elizabeth and Darren Dawes of Cedarville and Melissa and David Oliver of Texas, one son, Chuck Frasier of Tennessee: one brother Robert Matthews and one sister Mary Breckenridge. Patricia will be buried at Massie Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Violet Elizabeth Gowdy, 92, Xenia, widow of Rev. G.E. Gowdy, D.D. died here Friday at 2 P.M.
Born in Grand Ridge, ILL., May 26, 1858. She had resided in Xenia since 1914 and was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Catharine Greene Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by a son, Dr. Edwin Gowdy, Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. Tom A. Wood, of Lebanon: a sister, Mrs. W. H. Higby, Ottawa, ILL. and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at Neeld Funeral Home Monday at 1 P.M. in charge of Rev. Hugh F. Ash, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
Xenia Dailey Gazette Sept. 23, 1950


Xenia Dailey Gazette 2-6-1901
George F. Gowdy
One of Greene County's Best Citizens Called From Earth

The news of the death of George F. Gowdy, which occured this morning at 4:10 o'clock at his home on Hook Road about two miles southeast of Xenia,was heard with profound sorrow by the hundreds of friends of this worthy citizen. Mr. Gowdy had been in failing health for several years past as the result of a badly disordered heart. A year ago last Oct. He was taken ill and nearly all winter His condition was precarious, but He rallied and was able to be about again but his condition has ever since been precarious. A week or ten days ago He was again taken very seriously ill, and yesterday he sank into a stupor from which He drifted into His long sleep.

Mr. Gowdy was the son of Rev. John and Prudence Gowdy, His father being one of the pioneer Methodist ministers of this section. He was born in Xenia Nov. 20, 1829and at the time of His death was aged 71 years, 2 months and 17 days.When a lad of four or five years His parents moved to the country, setteling on the farm on which Mr. Gowdy continued to reside until His death.

Mr. Gowdy was twice married. His first wife was Miss Rachel Townsley, of near Cedarville, to whom He was married September 10, 1851, and of this union two children survive; Thressa of Chatanooga Tenn. and Ada, wife of Charles F. Howard of this city. Mrs. Gowdy died August 24, 1863. The second wife of Mr. Gowdy , who survives Him, was before marriage Miss Elna A. Conwell, to whom He was married April 19, 1866. The deceased is also survived by one sister, Sarah, of Iowa and two brothers, James H. Gowdy of Xenia and Rev. Charles F. Gowdy of Kenton, Ohio.

Mr. Gowdy was a good and industrious citizen, kind hearted to an unusual degree and always ready to do His share in any good work or enterprise to which He could in any way contribute. The time of the funeral will be announced tomorrow.

Xenia Gazette 6-25-1938
Donald Leroy Edwards, 13, of Cedarville, died in Mercy Hospital, Hamilton, Saturday at 8:45 P.M. two hours after He was accidentally shot while He and two companions were playing with an "unloaded" revolver in Hamilton.
Coroner Harry F. Duebel of Butler County, declared the shooting accidental and said that Marvin King, 14, son of Patrolman Grant King had taken the revolver from His home in his parents absence. The boys with Harold Boone, 15, were examining it when it was accidentally discharged.
The youth who attended Cedarville Public School, was spending the summer with His father Fred Edwards in Hamilton.
Besides His father, He leaves His brother, Wilbur Edwards, His mother, Aulta Kaiser of Cedarville, and three sisters Gladys and Edith Edwards and Rebecca Kaiser of Cedarville.
Funeral services will be conducted at the home of the mother in Cedarville. Burial will be at Tarbox Cemetery.

Xenia Gazette April-28-1956 Xenia, Ohio (Greene County)
Lifelong Resident Of Area Dies At Age Of 80
Mrs. Myrtle Anderson Hart, 80, wife of Daniel Newton Hart, near Jamestown, died Friday at 10:40 PM, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Sturgeon., 506 Cincinnati Ave. In failing health a number of years, she had been seriously ill since Nov. 28, when she came to her daughter's home.
Born in Clinton County, Oct. 29,1875, Mrs. Hart had passed her entire life in Clinton and Greene Counties. The Hart home was on Route 72, three miles North of Jamestown.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Hart is survived by eight children: Mrs Marie Thompson, New Antioch;Mrs. Grace sturgeon and Mrs. Audrey Neville of Xenia; Earl Hart of Sarasota Florida; Owen Hart, Jamestown; Mrs. Alice Appiarius, Dayton, Kentucky; Daniel Hart of Springfield; and Mrs. Myrtle Ralenkotter, Covington, Kentucky. She also leaves 24 grandchildren; a brother, Alvin Anderson of Sabina; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Stethem of Hillsboro. Two children preceeded her in death.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 PM at Powers Funeral Home in Jamestown.

Xenia Daily Gazette- May 22, 1983 - Xenia, Ohio (Greene County)
Charles A. Harris, 75, of 91 West Church Street, Cedarville, died at 8:40 AM Sunday at Greene Memorial Hospital following a two-week illness. His widow, the former Blanch Harris, whom He married Jan. 27, 1932, survives.
He was born in Ross County, Jan. 26,1908, the son of Charles A. SR. and Rosa Davis Harris. He was a retired custodian at Wilberforce University, retireing in 1973, and for more than 11 years was a custodian at Cedarville High School.
Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Robert Davis of Columbus; two brothers, Kenneth and Vernon of Sringfield; three sisters, Glenna Miles of Xenia, Gladys Tyree of Jeffersonville, and Esther Rhodes of Springfield.
Two sons and a sister Elanor Smith preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held at Ingling-Williams Funeral Home in Cedarville, Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM. where services will be held Wednesday at 2 PM with Rev. Howard Gray officiating. Burial will be in Clifton Cemetery.

Xenia Daily Gazette And Torchlight - Xenia, Ohio - Friday, December 11, 1896 - (Greene County)
Mrs. Cyntha McClellan
The death of Cyntha McClellan occured last night about 10:00 o'clock at Her home on Bellbrook Avenue. She had been in poor health for some time and had been gradually on the decline. Death was caused by paralysis.
The deceased, before marriage was Miss Cyntha Bingamon. She was born and raised in the vicinity of SpringValley. Her husband, the late Fielding McClellan who was engaged as a cooper in this city and whose death occured here a number of years ago.
Mrs. McClellan was 76 years of age and leaves only one child, Mrs. Joe Claude who made her home with her mother. The funeral services will take place at her late residence on Sabbath afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Xenia Gazette Newspaper - March 2, 1946- Xenia, Ohio- (Greene County)
George Dean 45, and his wife, Martha, 50, proprietors of the "Bit and Bridle Cafe" Cedarville beer parlor, were being held on open charges Saturday, sheriff Walton Spahr announced as the aftermath of a shooting in the cafe shortly before 8 PM Friday in which an 18 year old wife of an army private was killed and a Cedarville man wounded critically.
Coroner H. C. Schick reporting Mrs. Gladys Marie Edwards Reynolds died instantly from a gunshot wound in the breast, returned a verdict of accidental death since she was an innocent by stander. However, charges against Dean were pending as the results of wounds suffered by Jack Thornton 47, caused bu two bullets entering his chest. He is in Springfield City Hospital.
The dead girl who was born in Cedarville May 10, 1927 had always lived in the village. She resided with Her mother and step father, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kaiser on Cedar Street. Her husband, Pvt. Robert Reynolds, is stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.
Fred Edwards of 665 Ross Ave. Hamilton is her father. A report from the city said that Hamilton Police contacted him and informed him of his daughter's death.
Other survivors are a brother Pvt. Wilbur Edwards, who is in California and reported to leave for over seas duty; a sister, Miss Edith Edwards of Cedarville, and a half sister, Rebecca Kaiser of Cedarville.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Kaiser home in Cedarville with burial at Massie Creek Cemetery.

Xenia Daily Gazette - Xenia, Ohio (Greene County) June 25, 1971
Russell W.Hart, 55 146 Dickey Ave. died Thursday at the Veterans Administration Center in Dayton.
He was a resident of Fairborn for 20 years and was a warehouseman for Standard Oil of Dayton where he worked for 25 years, and was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include his wife Edna; His father , Hugh Hart of Cedarville; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Judy) Coyan of Union, Ohio and Mrs. Roger (Cathy) Lewis of Fairborn; two brothers, Jesse of Cedarville, and Jack of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Doris Hammel and Wilma Toner of Cedarville; and Rosemary Matthews of Dayton.
The funeral will be held Monday at 11AM at the Church oc God 1352 S. Maple Ave. The body will lie in state for one hour before the funeral. Burial will be in Massie Creek Cemetery, with the Rev. George Reed officiating. Friends may call at the Burcham funeral home from 3-5 PM Sunday.

Services for Mrs. Hazel Ruth Edwards, 39, of Irwin Route 1, sister of Blutcher P. Gibson, assistant superintendent of schools here, were conducted today in Milford center.
Mrs. Edwards died friday in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, after a seven months' illness.
She was born March 20, 1920, in Madison County, but lived most of her life in the Irwin area. She was married to Robert Edwards in 1936 in West virginia. She was a member at the Methodist Church.
Besides her husband and brother, she is survived by her parents, Proctor and Olive Porter Gibson of London; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Smith of Milford Center, and two sets of twins, Sharon and Karen, and Robert and Raymond all at home; another brother, Robert of London; two sosters, Mrs. Gene Morgan of West Jefferson and Mrs. Dorothy Reynolds of London, and one grandchild.
Buriel was in Guy Cemetery near Rosedale, Ohio

Ernest C. Ashbaugh, 45, native of Cedarville and former Xenia resident, died suddenly at his home in West Carrollton at 8 o'clock Monday morning from a heart attack.
Mr. Ashbaugh had gone to the garage to start his auto and was first thought to have been partly overcome by fumes. He started to return to the house and fell dead on the way. He had not been in good health for some time and the Montgomery County coroner said death was due to a heart attack.
Because of a long connection with the Pennsylvania and New York Central Railroads, Mr. Ashbaugh was well known here. He was born in Cedarville, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Ashbaugh and came to Xenia as an employee of the Adams Express Co., later beginning a connection with the Pennsylvania Railroad here that continued for a number of years as a passenger brakeman. He also operated a restaurant at the station here for a time, and was a dispatcher for the Dayton and Xenia Traction Co. at Belmont before joining the Big Four Train service at Springfield, where he was located a number of years. He lived for several years at Columbus while employed as a trainman for this company and moved to West Carrollton last summer. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and was at one time employed by the Mediator co., Cleveland in arbitrating labor disputes.
Mr. Ashbaugh married Miss Mae Higgins of Xenia who survives him with four children. They are Richard, who is now in Columbus; James, Eileen, and Betty all at home. Two other children died in infancy. He also leaves a sister Mrs. Essie Parks of Hamilton and was preceded in death by a brother, George Ashbaugh.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

J. Elmer White, 71, of Washington C.H., brother-in-law of Dr. A. D. Ritenour of Jamestown, died Tuesday at 8:20 a.m. at his residence 301 N. Main Street after being ill 18 months.
Mr. white was born and reared in Ross county and moved to Washington C.H. as a young man. He established a garage in 1916 and then opened an automobile agency. He was the oldest dealer in Washington C.H. in point of service at the time of his death. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Mabel Ritenour White; two daughters, Mrs. Jane Bender of Danbury, Conn, and Mrs. Anna Timmons of West Jefferson Ohio, a son, Joseph White of Washington C.H.; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Wilson of Washington C.H. and Mrs. Lula Wilson of San Antonio Tex.; a half sister, Mrs. Golda Rose of Westerville, Ohio; a half brother, Walter Ryan of Fairborn, and eight grand children.
Services will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerstner Funeral Home in Washington C.H. with Rev. L. J. Poe, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Washington cemetery there.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Funeral arrangements are being completed for Edward W. Ricks, of 624 N. Detroit Street, employed as a guard at the Sheffield Corp., Dayton, who was injured fatally in an automobile-truck collision at Irwin and Springfield Sts., Dayton, early Tuesday morning.
Dayton police said Mr. Ricks drove through a red light north of Irwin St. and his auto was struck by a truck traveling east on Springfield St. The accident occurred shortly after midnight.
The Xenian's auto, according to Dayton police, was caught between the truck and a utility pole. His body was pinned in the wreckage nearly an hour. Russell Dils, Germantown, driver of the truck, was not held by Dayton authorities who said the truck skidded fifty feet as the driver attempted to avoid the collision.
Mr. Ricks, whose widow is the former Miss Reva Walker, Xenia, was born in Cincinnati Nov. 21, 1895. Mr. and Mrs. Ricks were married twenty-four years ago and moved from Dayton to Xenia last November when they purchased the home of Mrs. Ricks' mother, the late Mrs. Frank W. Walker. Mr. Ricks had been employed at the Sheffield Corp. several years.
Besides his widow, he is survived by a son, Richard of Dayton, and a daughter, Ellabell, 10 at home. He was the last member of his immediate family.
The body is at McClure Funeral Home, Waynesville, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Death of the most estimable lady at her home near Cedarville.
Mrs. Roland C. Kyle, notice of whose serious illness we made mention of yesterday, passed away at her home three miles East of Cedarville.
Her death was caused from cancer of the face. At the beginning the trouble was not thought to be of a serious nature, but some months ago it assumed a more serious form and a trip was taken to Cincinnati, where an operation was performed in the hope of giving relief. For a short time it appeared to be successful, but it was soon found that it had resulted in no permanent relief and her suffering, though intense was patiently born.
The deceased, who before marriage was Miss Anna Dunlap was born near Cincinnati on May 22, 1842, and had been a resident of Greene County for the past thirty five years. She was united in marriage with R. C. Kyle, who survives her., May 22, 1861. Mrs. Kyle was a member of the U.P. Church of Cedarville, and was a Christian lady of high character.
Besides her bereaved husband, she leaves eight children as follows:
F. J., T. Dales and Ormond H. of Xenia, Mrs. R.C. Tannehill of Clifton, and four at home, Ervin and Carl and Agnes and Roiana.
The funeral will take place from her late residence Friday morning at ten a.m. standard time. Burial in Tarbox Cemetery.

Y.S. Torch- Allen Jobe, so well known as one if the good citizens of this community for so many years, died at his late residence on Walnut Street Thursday morning August 16, 9:15 o'clock.
He was born in Cecil County, MD. October 1, 1815 and accompanied his parents to Belmont County, Ohio moving from there to Yellow Springs where he has resided for thirty nine years.
He leaves besides his widow, two sons, Thos. B. Jobe, our present postmaster, and Addison Jobe of the Powder Mills, and two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Curtain of Columbus, and Miss Hanna Jobe who resides at home.
One son, Emment enlisted in the Union Army in the late Civil War at the age of fourteen years; serving in the 94th O.V.I. and 8th Ohio Calvary, but was captured and died a prisoner in Salsbury N.C.
The funeral service was held at the late residence at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Interment in Glen Forest Cemetery.

Mrs. Con. Sweeney of Cedarville, passes away at her home in Cedarville, Ohio September 4.
Mrs. Sweeney, widow of the late Con. Sweeney, felt death at her home in this villiage last evening about 8 o'clock. She had not been feeling
well for a few days, but other wise was seemingly all right. Mrs. Sweeney has made Cedarville her home for many years. She leaves a family of four daughters and three sons. Her four daughters, Misses Maggie, Niellie, Nora, and Mame, live at home. Also two of her sons, Neal and Mike, while her son Jerry Sweeney a Pan Handle conductor, lives at Richmond. Mrs. Sweeney was a sister of Mrs. Ellen McCurren of Xenia.
The funeral will take place at St. Brigids Church in Xenia Thursday
morning at 9 o'clock and the buriel will be in Xenia.

Greene County Soldier dies of pneumonia at Camp Sherman.
Ray Perdue, Greene County boy is dead of pneumonia at Camp Sherman.
He is the second of the bunch of young fellows who went to camp Sherman from this city last September 5, to pay the sacrifice of his young life upon the alter of freedom, almost before the struggle for him had commenced.
News of the death of the young soldier was received by his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Beekman of the Wilmington Pike, Monday evening in a long distance telephone message from the boys father in Pike County. The Greene County relatives did not know that he was ill and his sister had mailed a letter to him Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Beekman left at once for Pike County where the funeral will be held.
Private Perdue had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Beekman for more than a year, and was employed as a farm hand part of the time. He had been working with Russell Peterson on his threshing outfit before He went to camp.

Hannah Bales was born in Virginia April 9, 1815 and died at her late home April 5, 1901. Had she lived until Tuesday, she would have been 86 years old. She came to Ohio with her parents and settled in Greene County
on the farm now owned by Mr. E.R. Hagler when she was 18 years old and has lived in this community ever since.
She was married to Mr. Elisha Bales November 1857 who preceded her to the spirit world 29 years ago.
She was a hard working woman doing all kinds of farm work. It was a very common thing to see her building fence, pulling or cutting weeds.
She loved to work and did this kind of work of her own choice. She united with the M.E. Church Feb. 10, 1875. Rev. Jacob C. Smith, a local preacher, was holding meetings near where the Ms. Tabor School House now
stands, and Hannah Bales, with many others, joined the church.
All who knew her to be a true, loyal, and humble follower of Jesus.
Of her father's family, she leaves three brothers; Henry, Morton, and Philip Cultice of Indiana and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Hodge of Topeka KAN.
Having lived at her late home 44 years, she was known by very many, and among these she leaves a host of friends, besides kindred relations.
She came to the end of life trusting her all in Jesus, and she found Him, the truest of all Friends. He was with her to the end and then called her to be with him forever.
Funeral Easter Sabbath afternoon. Burial in Woodland Cemetery. Xenia, Oh.

Sad death of one of our own colored boys at Santiago De Cuba
The very sad news of the death of Joseph M. Smith, son of Lieutenant J.W. Smith, reached this city yesterday through a letter received by Miss Amanda Brinson from her brother Theodore, who bunked with Joe, both being members of the famous Ninth Cavalry and both being musicians of that regiment.
The letter was dated Santiago August 9th, and states that Smith died an hour before the letter was written, of inflammation of the bowels. He had only been in the hospital three days, although he had been sick for some time, but kept out of the hospital with the hope that he would get to come home with the rest of his regiment that was preparing to return to the states.
Joe was among the first batch of soldiers who left Xenia about 3 years ago and was stationed at Fort Robinson, until the war came on, when He went to Cuba. He was about 22 years old and was a model young man.
The news of His death was a great shock to his mother, to whom he was greatly attatched. His time would have been out in the army about the 1st of October, and his bereaved mother was looking forward hopefully at that time. She has the sympathy of the whole community.

Xenia Daily Gazette - Tuesday - October 15, 1918
Xenia, Ohio (Greene County)
John Roy Frame, son of John and Janet Frame, was born in Lawrance County, Ohio August 14, 1894 and passed on to the great unknown September 30, 1918 at the early age of 24 years, 1 month, 16 days.
Last summer he answered his countrys call to service by enlisting in the U.S. Navy and was sent to the Great Lakes Naval Training School. In a short time he was transferred to Hampton Roads, where he was stationed at the time of his death.
The news of his brief sickness and death came as quite a shock to his relatives and many friends all of whom were much interested in his success in the cause for which he gave his life.
On February 18, 1908, he united with the Church of Christ at Grape Grove, thus answering the call of the Lord and Master to "come unto me
all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Willing to put his faith in one who would lead him along lifes uneven journey, go with him through deaths valley, and at last pulled him safely to that happy golden shore of eternity.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his father, mother, 6 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends, by all of whom he will be sadly missed. Yet we bow in humble submission to that higher power, and say "not our will, but thine be done."
Of the family 2 of the boys are in service. Corporal Millard O. Frame with the American Army in France, and George Frame at Camp Sherman.
The others are Thomas and Garrel at home. Amds of Jamestown, Oh. James of Selma, William of YellowSprings, Oh. and Mrs. James Hoskins of Springfield, Ohio

Xenia Daily Gazette - Xenia, Ohio - Monday November 23, 1903
(Greene County)
Rest comes to Mrs. Anna M. Pressinger
An aged resident of Xenia passed away at her home on West Main Street.
Mrs. Anna M. Pressinger died at her home on West Main Street on Saturday afternoon about 3:30 o'clock. She had been sick for quite a while and death was due to infirmities and weakness of old age. She was an old resident of Xenia and many friends will learn of her death with deep regret.
The deceased was the widow of Edward Pressinger who died some years ago. Before marriage, she was Anna M. Melvin. She was born in Dublin Ireland February 20, 1829 and would have been 75 years of age in Feb. She
was married to Edward Pressinger at Buffalo N.Y. on Dec. 15, 1852. Nine children were born as a result of this union. Five children survive as follows, Mary, the wife of Wm. Shoemaker, and Margaret, the wife of Charles Weber, both of Xenia. Kate, the wife of George Sawyer of Muncie Indiana, John, of Davenport, Iowa, and Edward, who with Miss Florence Weber, a granddaughter, resided at home.
The funeral services will be held at St. Brigid's Church at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning and burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery.

The Cedarville Herald
Dec. 7, 1917 Friday
Greene County, Ohio


Willis H. Dye, brother-in-law of S.T. Baker of this place, and W.E. Baker, died
at the Soldier's Home in Dayton, Monday Evening, death being due to tuberculosis. He entered the home for treatment of this disease. The deceased was 77 years of age and was born near Columbus Grove. He served through out the Civil War. For the past seven years Mr. and Mrs. Dye lived in Daytona, Florida.

He was twice married and has four children living by His first wife. Miss Iola Dye and Lowell Dye of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. George Jones of Columbus Grove; and another daughter in Washington.

Mr. Dye was married to Miss Arvilla Baker 16 years ago and she survives.
The funeral services were held at Columbus Grove Thursday afternoon.

Posted 1999

Barbara Rose, 63, of Jamestown, passed away Tuesday morning at Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia. She was born in Xenia June 1, 1936, the daughter of Ernest and Echo Mowen Snell. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Martin (Sherry) Dement of Waynesville, Mo.; son Michael Rose of Jamestown; two grandsons, Benjamin and Brandon Dement; and best friend Martha Moore of Xenia. Services will be held Friday 10:30 a.m. at the Powers Funeral Home in Jamestown, where friends may call Thursday 5 until 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospitality Home East in Xenia.
(As printed in the Xenia Daily Gazette - Wed. 15 Dec 1999