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SEMPLE
Decedent: Samuel Semple
Date listed: Thursday, August 11, 1858

Samuel Semple

(Submitted by Barbara Ann Smith, bas@coshocton.com)

Samuel Semple died of dropsy, at his residence near Leavittsville, Monroe Township, Carroll County Ohio July 19th, 1858, in his 76th year, born in Glenbush, in County of Tyrone, Ireland, April 12th, 1783. He married Jane Crawford, daughter of James Crawford, of Coolsagherne, of same County, June 7th, 1811. Proves himself a truly devoted, kind, constant, and affectionate husband. He with his wife, came to America, arriving in Portland Maine, August 11th, 1812. The war between the United States and Great Britain was at its height. The United States Packet in which they sailed was afterward destroyed by the British. From Portland via New York, Trenton and Philadelphia, they reached Delaware, residing there until spring of year 1817, when they came to Ohio. After a few days in Steubenville, with friends, they came to Indian Fork Creek, near Commonsburg in Monroe Township, where they resided about one year. Returned to Steubenville for 5 years, then through the Govt. Land Office at Steubenville, acquired 160 acres of land for a permanent home, which he occupied with his family until his passing, July 19th, 1858. He was naturalized before the Supreme Court of Ohio in session at New Philadelphia, Ohio August 27th, 1819. Was devoutly, loyal, theoretically, and also from a practical standpoint, a supporter of our American form of government , a most loyal citizen, Politically a Whig. Then they ceased to function. He became a Republican, faithful, loyal, to the last. Was promoted several times, to responsible positions, in each of which he displayed unusual ability. Was the compeer, and intimate friends of the late lamented Judge Davis, and other pioneer settlers of this county most of whom "Line the leaves of the Autumn have fallen to rise no more".
The deceased was highly intelligent of a contemplative turn of mind, well stored, with solid information on all the important topics of the day.. was more than usually social with his friends and the idea of revenge and retaliation had no place in his heart or mind. He rarely exhibited excitement or resentment, cause had little to disturb his peaceful mind. In his domestic relations, he was an affectionate husband; a kind and indulgent father, and leaves a fine family, a numerous circle of acquaintances to mourn their loss, which we devoutly hope may be his eternal gain.


Surnames: STEWART
Decedent: Mahlon Stewart

Date listed: Saturday, January 27, 1879

(Submitted by Kim, graveyardhoppin@aol.com)

Mahlon Stewart of Lamartine, Carroll county, Ohio--aged 91 years, 3 months and 15 days. Father Stewart was born near Hagerstown, Md., in the year 1787, and when a boy came to Clay Lick, Jefferson county, Ohio. He was converted and joined the M. E. Church in 1805 and from that time until the day of his death--73 years--he remained a zealous and consistent member of the church. During sixty years of that time he was a classleader and steward, and only resigned his official position eight years ago on account of his extreme deafness. He was married to Elizabeth Parks in 1808 [marriage record shows 1809] (with who he lived happily for 63 years, when death summoned her November 18, 1871, in the 83d year of her age, and Father Stewart was left to complete life's journey alone. In 1821 and 1822 he entered the land on which Perrysville is located, and laid out the village of Perrysville, then in Harrison county.


Surnames: SEMPLE
Decedent: Jane (Crawford) Semple

Date listed: Thursday, August 3, 1881

(Submitted by Barbara Ann Smith, bas@coshocton.com)

Jane (Crawford) Semple Died 2 Aug., 1881, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Eliza Nixon, in Monroe Twp., Mrs. Semple aged 87 yrs. - one of the pensioners of the War of 1812.


Surnames: MARTIN
Decedent: Sarah Ann Martin

Date listed: Tuesday, January 4, 1889

(Submitted by Jean Scarlott, cherrington@eohio.net)

Sarah Ann Martin died at the Infirmary Wed. night of old age. She had been at the infirmary about three years, having been brought from Mechanicstown. Interment at Mechanicstown today. Her age was about 76. Deceased was a fine old lady and a member of the Presbyterian Church.


Surnames: KELLEY
Decedent: Phillip Kelley

Date listed: Tuesday, March 1, 1889

(Submitted by Jean Scarlott, cherrington@eohio.net)

Phillip Kelley, an aged farmer living one mile north of Perrysville, this county, died suddenly Friday morning last, at 1 o'clock. His age was 85 on the coming 16th of March. He had complained for several years of stomach trouble, being troubled with spells which would last for only an hour or two; but was by no means considered dangerous. The family were attracted by the noise he made and got up to minister to his wants but he told them to go back to bed as he would be better in a few minutes. Mrs. James Kelley staid (sic) with him for about forty minutes when he suddenly expired, almost before his son James reached his bedside. The remains were interred on Sat. by those of his wife, in the M.E. burying ground at Perrysville. Deceased was born in West Virginia, moved to a farm near Cadiz Junction where he staid (sic) but a very short time, then in 1829 moved to Perry township and entered the 160 acres on which he lived continuously up to the time of his death. This covers a period of 60 years residence in Carroll county, more than twice the average age of man. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a life-long Democrat, and an industrious man. Peace to his ashes.


Surnames: RICHARDSON
Decedent: Edward Richardson

Date listed: Tuesday, December 30, 1892

An old pioneer of Carroll County--the first white settler of Orange Township--has passed away on Monday, December 26, 1982. Edward Richardson breathed his last, at the grand old age of 87, after he had suffered several weeks with troubles and weakness incident to his advanced years. His widow, to whom he was married 67 years ago, still lives, at the age of 82, together with all the children-the father's being the first death in the family. The children are Messers. Abraham, Hiram and Albert Richardson, and Mrs. Ann Watkins, Mrs. Sarah Buskirk, great-great-grandchildren. The old gentleman, by industry and economy, amassed a nice fortune. He was respected by everybody. The remains were interred at New Cumberland on the 28th, Rev. J.D. Vail officiating.


Surnames: RICHARDS
Decedent: Rachel Richards

Date listed: Tuesday, April 10, 1896

(Submitted by Jean Scarlott, cherrington@eohio.net)

Mrs. Rachel Richards of Harlem who died March 31 was born in Washington Co. Pa, Sept 13, 1813, of Scotch-Irish parentage. Feb. 6, 1833; she was married to Otho Richards, a farmer who lived near Harlem, and eleven children were born to them all of whom grew to maturity, and eight are still living; Mrs. Anna Boop, James L. Richards, John Richards, Mrs. Amanda Duel, Mrs. Mary Groves, Mrs. Sarah Starkey, Mrs. Caroline Fryer and Otho Richards. The husband died in April, 1855, and the sacred trust of rearing the younger children was left to the widow, which she discharged with heroism and christian fortitude. These children and 37 grand children will ever have cause to revere her memory.


Surnames: TOPE
Decedent: Hiram G. Tope

Date listed: Friday, December 28, 1900

(Submitted by Don Kear, ohcarrol@ameritech.net)

Dr. Hiram G. Tope of Perrysville, a well known physician, Wednesday after lingering illness. He was well known as an old resident, an army surgeon and medical practitioner . He has lived in Perrysville for over 40 years, and his grandfather was born and reared in what is now Carroll county. Dr. Tope was born July 1, 1839, and when four years old was taken to Peru, Ill. When he was ten years old his parents died of cholera and he was given over to his grand-parents at New Hagerstown, At the age of nineteen he went to Columbus where he stayed four years in the study of medicine. He enlisted in the 80th O. V. I. and became hospital steward, later assistant surgeon. In 1862 Dr. Tope was married to Mary A. Shultz. They reared two sons, C..A. Tope, county recorder, and Dr. Ulysses I. Tope of Perrysville. The doctor was a genial companion and a talented man.


Surnames: TOPE
Decedent: Hiram G. Tope

Date listed: Wednesday, January 2, 1901

(Submitted by Don Kear, ohcarrol@ameritech.net)

DR. HIRAM G. TOPE DEAD He was the second son of Henry Tope, the gunsmith, born in Carrollton, July 1, 1839. In 1844 his parents moved to LaSalle county, Illinois, afterwards to Peru, Ill. There both the parents died in July, 1849, of cholera but two days apart. Four children were brought to New Hagerstown, this county. Hiram attended New Hagerstown Academy. Chose the medical profession, went to Columbus and attended college four years, and taught. school at intervals to meet expenses. After some practice in Western Ohio came to Perrysville, this county, and continued his practice to the day of his death, on Christmas night 1900. His physical troubles were complicated, but finally centered in Brights disease of the kidneys. The same evening, he was at the postoffice, returned to his home, and heard the news papers read by his wife. Soon after, he threw up his hands quickly and died of hemorrhage. He enlisted in the 80th 0. V. I. and became Assistant Surgeon of the regiment. In 1862 he was married to Miss Mary A. Shultz, of which union were born two sons, Cadmus A. Tope, County Recorder, and Doctor Ulysses I. Tope, of Perrysville, and with the widow survive. He was a genial companion and a talented man. Interred Dec, 27, 1900, in the U. B. Church cemetery at Perrysville, followed by a large retinue. Revs. E. 0. Morris, of Leesville, and A. W. Gruber, of Carrollton, officiating ministers.


Surnames: TOPE
Decedent: Thomas J. Tope

Date listed: Wednesday, January 2, 1901

(Submitted by Don Kear, ohcarrol@ameritech.net)

Thomas J. Tope, a prominent farmsr and life long citizen of Monroe township, died at his home on Monday evening, Dec.31, after a lingering illness. Deceased was a brother of W. M. Tope, ex-Infirmary director.


Surnames: TOPE
Decedent: Thomas J. Tope

Date listed: Friday, January 4, 1901

(Submitted by Don Kear, ohcarrol@ameritech.net)

Thomas J. Tope, a life-long farmer of Monroe township, died Monday evening. The life of a good man closed with the year. He had been in failing health for several years. He was a brother of Gabriel and Wm. M. Tope.


Surnames: TOPE
Decedent: Thomas J. Tope

Date listed: Friday, January 4, 1901

(Submiitted by Don Kear, ohcarrol@ameritech.net)

Thomas J. Tope, Deceased These line's are to the memory of Thomas J. Tope, whose death has been been noted heretofore In your columns. He was born March 21, 1841; and hence was nearlv 60 ytars of age. By occupation a farmer, he was unmarried and cared for his mother who died at the ripe old age of 82. He seldom left her alone and she died in his arms. Thus he was deprived of much enjoyment in his youth. He was not a member of any church but in his declining years he lived to meet God in peace At the last moment he said "The way is clear," and the writer was impressed with the fact that no one could so slowly and calmly go down to the grave with a smile without hope. The old St. Luke cemetery holds within its breast a narrow mound that shall ever be sacred to us on account of the true manliness and kindness shown by him toward us. Rev. J. H. Gray officiated at the funeral, using for his text "Man's life is as a tale that is told." He showed to the living the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. The two remaining brothers aged sister have our sympathy. Rena Allen.


Surnames: TOPE
Decedent: Thomas J. Tope

Date listed: Monday, January 7, 1901

(Submitted by Don Kear, ohcarrol@ameritech.net)

Thomas J. Tope, a life-long farmer of Monroe township, died Monday evening. The life of a good man closed with the year. He had been in failing health for several years. He was a brother of Gabriel and Wm. Tope.


Surnames: KIRBY
Decedent: Richard Kirby

Date listed: Friday, January 11, 1901

(Submitted by Don Kear, ohcarrol@ameritech.net

Beautiful hands, beckoning hands,
Calling the dear ones to heavenly lands,
Beautiful hands, beckoning hands
Beautiful, beautiful, beckoning hands
Richard Kirby, a highly respected citizen of Perry township, was called from this realm to mansions above last Friday, January 4th, 1901. He early gave his heart to God and remained a faithful follower of the Master up to his death, and has now gone home to join the faithful band and walk the streets of the New Jerusalem, ever giving glory to his Savior, who died not only to save Richard but all mankind. He was a lovable able companion, cheerful father, and obliging neighbor. Two daughters and one son survive him and they have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their bereavement. He belonged to the M. E. church and his remains were laid to rest in Perrysville Sunday, January 6th-Rev. Morris officiating. A large concourse of friends followed to the burial and
Sometimes I think the angel Death
Comes down from realms above;
And grants to souls unfit for flight
More time to learn God's love.


Surnames: KAIL
Decedent: Jennie Kail

Date listed: Wednesday, January 16, 1901

(Submitted by Don Kear, ohcarrol@ameritech.net)

Mrs. Geo. W. Kail Mrs. Jennie Kail, wife of Geo. W. Kail, died Friday last, at her home in Algonquin. She had been afflicted for several months with complicated by troubles. Was taken to a Cleveland hospital last Fall in the hopes that she could be cured. The treatment did not seem to do her much good. Though she suffered a great deal toward the latter part of her illness, yet she bore it all with Christian fortitude. Mrs. Kail was born in Union township in 1854, was married to George W. Kail in 1871, to which union two children were born, one died in infancy, the other, Mrs. 0.0. Amos, with the husband, survive. She also leaves besides her husband and daughter one sister, Mrs. John Saltsgiver, along with a host of friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was held at the family home Sunday morning, interment at Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Her pastor, Rev. McGrath, assisted by Rev. Gruber, conducted the services.


Surnames: KAIL
Decedent: Mrs. George Kail

Date listed: Friday, January 18, 1901

(Submitterd by Don Kear, ohcarrol@ameritech.net)

MRS. GEORGE KAIL. Mrs. Kail had been critically ill for several weeks and her death had been anticipated. She died in the afternoon about 2:30 o'clock. She remained conscious to the last while suffering great pain. While an invalid for several months she hoped to recover tier health. Everything was done that medical skill could devise or careful nursing accomplish. The ailment seemed to be in the stomach or bowels but what nature of it was could not be learned further than it appeared to be an obstruction which produced great suffering.
Mrs. Kail was born in Union township, this county, Nov.18, 1803,hence hence (sic) had entered upon her 48th year. She was married Nov.23, 1871, to the sorrowing husband who survives her, and two children were born to them: Mrs. 0.0. Amos and a child that died in infancy. 'These, together with an only sister, Mrs. John Saltsgiver, are the only near relatives left. Mrs. Kail was very much attached to her home and its surroundings and she worked unceasingly to keep everything heat and tidy. Her home was always a welcome place for her friends who always boasted of her hospitality. In 1889 she united with the M. P. church. On Sunday her remains were conveyed to the tomb at Mt. Pleasant, the service being conducted by her pastor, Rev. McGrath of Dellroy, assisted by Rev. Gruber. There were fine floral offerings, among which were a tine pillow brought from Steubenville by Mr. Amos.


Surnames: KLISE
Decedent: Francis Klise

Date listed: Friday, January 18, 1901

(Submitted by Don Kear, ohcarrol@ameritech.net)

FRANCIS KLISE died at his home, 421 Hazlett av., in Canton Tuesday. He was born in Harrison township, Carroll county, in 1830, where he followed farming until 1885, when he moved to Canton where he worked as a carpenter. He was twice married. The remains were taken to Mailvern, his formerhome, Tuesday morning, for interment. A wife and two daughters, Misses Eulalia M. and Katharine M. Klise, and three step-children, Ralph M., Alean tind Loretta F. Lake--survive his passing away. Deceased was an industrious man, honest and inoffensive.



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