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Brown Lucretia - Ohio


Mrs. Lucretia Brown, Mother of Mrs. W. B. Hubbell, died at the home of Mr. Hubbell on Woodlawn avenue, Saturday morning, aged seventy-six years.  The funeral will take place from the residence this afternoon at two o'clock.

THE WEEKLY SIGNAL pub. Zanesville, Ohio 10 Feb 1887                 



Ross, Elizabeth - New York


Mrs. Elizabeth Ross, 74, of Buffalo, N. Y., died at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, Saturday afternoon after a three weeks illness from paralysis. She was visiting her nephew, Clyde Joslin, of Putnam avenue, when stricken. Mrs. Ross had been in critical condition for several days.

She was well known in this city, being a former resident, and was the sister of the late O. F. McKinney, president of the Zanesville Coal Co. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. C. S. Lee, of Flemington, N.Y.; two nephews, Clyde Joslin of Zanesville, and P. O. McKinney of Centertown, Ky.,and one niece,     Mrs. A. H. Gorrell, of Zanesville.

The funeral will be held from the Joslin home, 256 Putnam avenue, at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning by the Rev. Mr. Whallon. The body will be placed in the family vault in Woodlawn cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.

Nov. 17, 1907



Gravely, Samuel Lee, Jr. - Maryland


Gravely, first black U.S. admiral, dies at 82

Sunday, October 24, 2004 Posted: 11:04 AM EDT (1504 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Retired Vice Adm. Samuel Lee Gravely Jr., the first black naval officer to become an admiral and to command a warship and a fleet, died Friday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, after a stroke. He was 82.

Gravely began his 38-year Navy career as a fireman apprentice in 1942 and in the 1960s made history by becoming acting commanding officer of the destroyer USS Theodore E. Chandler.

During the Vietnam War he   commanded the destroyer USS Taussig and the guided missile frigate USS Jouett.

Subsequent assignments included command of a cruiser destroyer group, the 11th Naval District and the Third Fleet in the Pacific.

After leaving active duty in 1980 he became director of the Defense Communications Agency in Washington.

Survivors include his wife, Alma, of Haymarket, Virginia, two children and two brothers.



Brown, Thomas Jefferson - Ohio


Thomas Jefferson Brown, 79, a former well-known colored resident of this city, and a veteran of the civil war, died Thursday at the Soldiers and Sailors home at Marion, Ind., following a protracted illness from infirmities of age. The body will arrive in this city today and funeral services will be conducted at the family home on Harrison street. In addition to his widow, the deceased is survived by two children. Thomas J. Brown, and Mrs. Mary Jane Holmes, both of this city. Mr. Brown was a member of the 55th Massachussetts infantry. He has been an inmate of the home at Marion for some time past. Rev. Collins will have charge of the funeral and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

THE TIMES RECORDER pub. Zanesville, Ohio Sat. 23 Jun 1917


Ross, Ellen Granger - Ohio

The last representative of one of Zanesville's oldest and most prominent families, Miss Ellen Granger Ross, aged about 75, answered the death summons at 2:40 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, following an illness of two days from pneumonia. Her death occurred at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Matilda G. Hills, 301 Putnam avenue, where she had made her home for a number of years.

Miss Ross was the daughter of the late Alexander C. Ross, and her mother was Miss Caroline Granger, the daughter of Oliver Granger, one of the pioneer Granger settlers in this territory. Her father was of an ingenius turn of mind and is credited with the invention of sulphur matches and with producing the first daguerreotypes west of the Allegheny mountains after reading an account of the discovery of the process in a London Journal He was also credited with writing the famous song,"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too," in the Harrison campaign, and for a number of years he was in the jewelry and insurance business here.

Miss Ross always lived in Putnam. She was talented and years ago took an active part in the dramatic efforts of the Murdock Dramatic club. She was one of the organizers of the All Around club 25 years ago, and was always active in social, club and church life. She was a member of St. James Episcopal church. For a number of years she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, but resigned some time ago. She was gifted as a writer, was well read on all subjects of general interest and was a woman of remarkable attainments.

The funeral will be held at the Hills home at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. The services and burial will be private.

THE TIMES RECORDER pub. Zanesville, OH 29 Dec, 1915



Ross, Charles Hill - Ohio


The death of Col. Charles Hill Ross, a former resident of this city, occurred in Milwaukee Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 6th.

Col. Ross served with gallantry in the Civil war, entering as an adjutant and being rapidly promoted to the high position of colonel. He was offered the colonelcy of the 97th Ohio Infantry by Governor Todd, but he refused the appointment. He served on the staff of Generals Griffin and Barnes in the Army of the Potomac with distinction. After returning from the war Colonel Ross engaged in the railroad business. At the time of his death he was on a leave of absence from his position, which was commercial agent of the B.& O.

Besides a sorrowing wife, one sister survives, Miss Ellen Ross. The remains will be brought to this city for burial on Friday.
THE TIMES RECORDER pub. Zanesville, Ohio

Thursday, Sept 8, 1910


Heard, Ethel Dr. - Ohio


Word has been received by relatives here of the recent death of Dr. Ethel Lyon Heard, prominent physician and civic worker, and a former resident of Zanesville, who was found dead in bed at her home in Houston, Texas, after a short illness.

Dr. Heard spent her early life in this city and attended the female seminary in Putnam. She was the daughter of Charles D. and Caroline Townsend Lyon. She was graduated from Women's Medical college of Pennsylvania.

During the World war, both Dr. Heard and her husband Dr. Allen Heard were in France, where she was in charge of the maternity hospital at Chalons-Sur-Marne.

Dr. Heard was active in civic work in Houston, being identified with many organizations. She is survived by a son, John Heard, of Houston, Texas, and a cousin, Miss Hester Pillsbury, Woodlawn avenue, this city.

THE SIGNAL Tuesday Evening March 21, 1933


Hills, Matilda - Ohio


Mrs. Matilda G. Hills, 91 prominent retired school teacher and a cousin of the late Carrie Granger, who died two weeks ago, died at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the Urban home, 1320 Maple avenue, due to her advanced age.

Mrs. Hills taught in the Zanesville high school for many years but retired about 30 years ago. Many of the older residents of the city attended classes taught by Mrs. Hills and many expressions of sorrow were heard from friends and acquaintances over her demise.

She was the widow of James H. Hills, and lived at 61 Muskingum avenue, where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Duncan Weeks, rector of St. James Episcopal church officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

THE TIMES RECORDER pub. Zanesville, Ohio 22 Jan 1929


Greiner, Henry L. - Ohio


The sudden death of Henry L. Greiner, 73, prominent banker and business man, which occurred at his home, 812 Underwood street, at 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, following a nervous collapse which he suffered about an hour before, came as a distinct shock to his many friends and associates who are sorely grieved at his sudden demise.

Mr. Greiner entered the Leach barber shop, Fifth and Main street about 3 o'clock and while waiting his turn was stricken. He was immediately rushed to his home where death ensued soon after. Although suffering for several years from spinal troubles, he was in his usual good health when he left home early saturday morning. The death of Mrs. Greiner, a year ago, is believed to have hastened his last illness.

Mr. Greiner was one of the best known bankers and business men of Muskingum county, having been a number of years manager of the loan department of the State Security bank of which he also was a director. He was financially interested in various coal mines throughout the county and was a former commissioner of the county. He was an active man and was loved by all of his associates who sought his advice on financial matters frequently and generally abided by his decisions in business and banking affairs.

He was a native of Somerset, (Ohio) but moved to this city at an early age and made his home here for more than half a century. Surviving him are the following children: Mrs. Jesse Parker of Dayton; John R. Greiner, Jr. of Lancaster; Mrs. S. Beymer of Maple avenue; Henry W. Greiner of Brighton boulevard; Miss Rose Greiner and Harold L. Greiner, both of the home, and one brother, John Richard Greiner of Underwood street.

Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Munson officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

THE TIMES RECORDER pub. Zanesville, Ohio Mon. 18 Aug 1924


Launder, Letty A. - Ohio


Miss Letty A. Launder, 93, a native of Zanesville, died Saturday morning in her home at Boston, Mass.

Born in Zanesville in 1858, Miss Launder was the daughter of Thomas A. and Letty Cargill Launder. She left Zanesville when 16.

A widely known violinist, Miss Launder was a former teacher in the Conservatory of Music at Boston Many years ago she toured Europe with a string quartet and played before many of the rulers of the various countries.

Surviving are several nieces and a nephew. They include Mrs. Alice Faye Sieglaff of 1213 Ridge avenue, Mrs. Frank C. Clester of 635 Fairmont avenue, Mrs. Dwight Schilling of 815 Orchard street, Mrs. Roy Laube of 625 Fairmont avenue, Mrs. Letty Smith and Mrs. Ethel Beck of Boston, Mrs. Bessie Bell Richardson of San Francisco, Calif., and Clarence A. Kelly of Hawthorne Calif.

The body will arrive in Zanesville Wednesday morning and will be taken to the Hearing-Bryan-DeLong funeral home where services will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Rev. A. Dale Sowers will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

THE TIMES RECORDER pub. Zanesville, Ohio Mon. 28 May 1951

Butler, Lydia - Ohio

Mrs. Lydia Butler, an aged lady in the eighty-first year of her age, who had been a resident of Muskingum county for forty years was carried to her resting place a few days ago. She had been a member of the M.E. church for about forty-seven years, was a devoted Christian and when death came she found no terror. Her aged husband and a large circle of friends she leaves behind. Soon the old pioneers will have ended their mission here.

Zanesville Daily Courier Thursday, May 24, 1877