Obituaries that appeared on the Greene County Mail list Archives

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Posted: Jan 2006


Obit: 10 April 1970
Spring Valley - Harlan W. Badgley, 89, of 1 Hill St. died at 11pm Thursday at his home. A Spring Valley resident for the last 50 years, he owned and operated the Badgley Chevrolet Sales before retiring. He had been active-in Democratic politics.

He was born 2 Dec. 1880, in Highland County, the son of Lily and Nancy Jane Sams Badgley, and was a member of Obedient Council 160, D of A, Xenia.

Survivors include two nieces Mrs. Leslie (Norma Mae) Constant, with whom he resided, and Mrs. James (Mary Ann ) Kopp of Dayton, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Stella Badgley of Spring Valley. His wife, Lena Ann David Badgley, died March 26, 1955.

The Rev Robert Meredith will conduct services Monday at 1 pm at the Neeld Funeral Home, 106 W. Market St. Xenia, where friends may call 3-5, 7-9pm Sunday. Burial will be in Spring Valley Cemetery.


Obit: 1-10-55
L. O. Badgley, 63, died Sunday at 2:30pm at his home on Hill St. in Spring Valley. He had been seriously ill three months. The son of Lily and Nancy Jane Sams Badgley, he was born in Highland County, Aug 20, 1891, and had resided in Spring Valley 35 years. He was employed as an automobile mechanic at Badgley Motor Sales in Spring Valley and was a member of Spring Valley IOUAM Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Mrs Stella Flemery Badgley, whom he married Aug. 3, 1920; two daughters, mrs. Norma Mae Constant and Mrs. Mary Kopp of Spring Valley; two grandchildren and a brother, H. W. Badgley of Spring Valley. a son Donald Lee, preceded him in death.

Services will be held Wednesday at 3 pm at Neeld Funeral Home with interment in Spring Valley Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from
7 to 9 pm.

Xenia, Ohio, Torchlight 15, June 1870
Death of the First White Child
William Mcintosh died at his residence in Beavercreek township on the first. He was born on the first day of August, 1798, and was therefore seventy-two years old at the time of his decease. Mr. McIntosh the first white child born in Greene county. Many years ago he was elected Justice of the Peace, and a well-known citizen of this city took oppositions before him in a chancery suit in 1830. In his administration of justice he gave general satisfaction. Such was the confidence in his decisions that no appeals were taken from them to a higher court. In 183? he raised and commanded a ___ company. They were uniformed in yellow hunting shirts, which gave rise to their title--the Beavercreek Yellow Jackets. Capt. McIntosh devoted much time to their drill, and was rewarded by winning for them the admiration of the ladies at regimental musters because of their fine appearance and proficiency in the ____ and evolutions. As a public officer, private citizen, husband, and father, the subject of this notice was highly esteemed. In his death, Greene County has lost its oldest native-born citizen.</font>


Article from Springfield Sun, Monday October 8, 1923:
Mrs. Nora Gordon, 58, Is Victim of Fatal Accident
Driver Said Pedestrian Became Confused and Was Struck

XENIA, O., Oct. 8. - Mrs. Nora Gordon, 58, wife of John Gordon, 319 Collier St., died at 8:15 a.m. today in Espy hospital of injuries received last
Thursday, when she was struck by an automobile driven by Raymond Tribbe as she was crossing Detroit St. She sustained concussion of the brain, and never regained consciousness from the time she was struck. According to Tribbe, Mrs. Gordon had started to cross the street in the
middle of the block in front of him when the accident occurred. The woman became confused upon observing the approach of the auto, and was struck by the machine, he said. Police investigated the accident, but did not hold Tribbe. Magistrate J. E. Jones, acting coroner, is making an investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs. Gordon. Mrs. Gordon is survived by her husband, and the following children:
Mrs. Bessie Stewart of Xenia; Mrs. Daisy Hampshire of Dayton; Mrs. Clara Swatkins of Cleveland; Mrs. Dorothy Davis of Dayton; and John Gordon, Jr. at home.


Posted Feb 2005

Obit: Springfield Daily News May 20 1920
Mrs. Mary Jane Knott 79, died Thursday at 12:05am at her home, 423 West Clark street. She was a member of the Women's Relief corps. She is survived by three sons; R. S. Knott and Leslie - Knott of Springfield and David Knott of Cedarville.