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Obituaries for August thru December 1901

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Surnames: TOPE
Decedent: Jasper Ryland Tope

Date listed: Friday, August 30, 1901

(Submitted by Don Kear, dkear@zoomtown.com)

J. R. TOPE Jasper Ryland Tope, brother of the Bowerston Patriot editor, died Wednesday. He was one of the afflicted and unfortunate, his reason having been dethroned. While friends are sad at his final passing away they rejoice his sufferings are ended and his mind restored in his eternal home.



Surnames: SMELTZ
Decedent: Lewis F. Smeltz

Date listed: Friday, September 13, 1901

(Copied by Don Kear, dkear@zoomtown.com)

Lewis F. Smeltz, living in Union township, two miles southeast of Carrollton, died Wednesday at noon. He had been afflicted with heart trouble and unable to lie down and death was a kind relief. His age was about 67. He was born in Union township, near where he died, and was one of three brothers. He was married to Miss Buck and their two sons--John E. and Wm. L.--survive his death. He has served the people as infirmary director from 1889 to 1895. Mr. Smeltz was a kindly disposed man and had a wide circle of friends.



Surnames: SMELTZ
Decedent: Lewis F. Smeltz

Date listed: Thursday, September 19, 1901

(Copied by Don Kear, dkear@zoomtown.com)

Lewis F. Smeltz, whose critical condition we referred to in our last issue, departed this life at his Union township home on the 11th of September,1901. Some several years ago he was injured and partially disabled at a barn raising, from which be never fully recovered. Which, with increasing infirmities at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 23 days, he was called borne to the spirit world. Lewis was one of three brothers sons of Lewis Smeltz, with two sisters, reared in the same locality, all of whom are deceased, except John, a resident farmer of the same neighborhood. Was married November 10, 1859, to Miss Margaret Buck, of which union three children were born, William and John E., with the widow, still surviving. For many years a member of the U. P. church. Served as Infirmary Director. Was an industrious careful farmer and secured an ample competence for himself and family. Had the confidence of his neighbors.
Funeral obseques on September 13, 1901. A very large concourse of relatives and citizens followed his remains to the family lot, in Grandview cemetery, in which he was interred. Rev. J. G. Madge, his pastor, assisted by Rev. I. Rothenberger, officiating ministers.



Surnames: SMELTZ
Decedent: Lewis F. Smeltz

Date listed: Thursday, September 19, 1901

(Copied by Don Kear, dkear@zoomtown.com)

Bert Smeltz, of Union township, who has been employed as guide at the Pan-American, arrived home Friday evening. He was called home on account of the death of his grandfather, L. F. Smeltz, but arrived too late for the funeral. Mr. S. was in the building and was very close by at the time President McKinley was shot.



Surnames: RAY
Decedent: daughter Ray

Date listed: Friday, September 20, 1901

(Copied by Don Kear, dkear@zoomtown.com)

A 12-year old daughter of Joshua Ray died of diphtheria Thursday at her home in Norristown.



Surnames: RAINSBERGER
Decedent: Ann Rainsberger

Date listed: Friday, October 11, 1901

(Copied by Don Kear, dkear@zoomtown.com)

Ann Rainsberger of Leavittsville died Thursday of pneumonia-aged 73 years. Remains interred Sunday at 10 o'clock.



Surnames: RAINSBERGER
Decedent: Anna Rainsberger

Date listed: Thursday, October 17, 1901

(Copied by Don Kear, dkear@zoomtown.com)

On the morning of the 11th of October, 1901, that life-long Christian worker, in Sunday School and M. E. church of Leavittsville, after her short illness, of a few days, Mrs. Anna Rainsberger, widow of David Rainsberger, deceased, was called to her rest eternal, by the rapid work of that arch enemy of the race, pneumonia. The church lost in her demise a faithful worker, the Sabbath School a true and tried friend, and the community a valuable member. Her age about 74 years. She leaves one son, Huston Rainsberger, of Cleveland, Ohio, her survivor, to mourn his loss. Peace to her ashes, whilst her honored memory remains green in the hearts of scores of citizens.



Surnames: ALLEN
Decedent: Mary Allen

Date listed: Friday, November 15, 1901

(Submitted by Don Kear, dkear@zoomtown.com)

Mrs. Mary Allen, widow of Jacob Allen who died about 8 years ago, died Sunday evening after a long illness. She had nearly completed her 76th year. She passed the remnant of her days with a married grand daughter. She was a sister of Dr. Jasper Tope and Geo. B. Tope. She reared a large family; D. L. D. and Jacob Allen of Amsterdam; Rev. S. T. Allen of Muskingum county; J. W. Allen of Montana; James Allen of Union township, William Allen, and Mrs. A. J. McCauley survive to cherish her memory. Her remains were interred Tuesday at Mt. Pleasant by the side of her husband. She was a member of the M. P. church and Rev. C. S. McGrath conducted the funeral.



Surnames: ROBERTSON
Decedent: Samuel Robertson

Date listed: Thursday, December 19, 1901

(Copied by Don Kear, dkear@zoomtown.com)

Died. in Scott township, Mahaska county, Iowa. Nov. 10, 1901, Samuel Robertson aged 93 years and 21 days. Samuel Robertson was born Cannonsburg, Washington county Pa., Oct. 19, 18O8. Then there was but seventeen states in the Union and Thomas Jefferson was President of the United States. His parents then moved to Westmoreland county, Pa., when he was quite young. They lived there 12 years and then moved to Carroll county. Ohio. He was married to Miss Mary Jane Semple, Sepr. 15, 1837, who departed this life March 26, 1887. To this union was born five sons and three daughters, of whom two sons and two daughters still survive him.
In the fall of 1863 with his then young family, he moved from Carroll county, Ohio, to Iowa, then the far west, by wagon, there being no railroads, in the west in those early times, and settled Mahaska county, ten miles northwest of Oskaloosa, then a very small place. He located on a farm in Scott township where he has continually resided for 48 years. In his early manhood he joined the Presbyterian church of Waynesburg. Ohio, and when he moved west he connected himself with the same church at Olivet near his home, in which faith he lived and died. In his youthful manhood he was Whig politically and in the year of 1861 he became a Lincoln Republican; in that party he voted as long as he lived.
By the death of Mr. Robertson this neighborhood loses a kind neighbor and a good citizen and his family is left to mourn the loss of a kind father, the church a faithful and devoted member, all a trustworthy friend in whose integrity none ever had a cause to doubt. --By J. Moody



Surnames: RUSSELL
Decedent: Lavina Russel

Date listed: Friday, December 27, 1901

(Copied by Don Kear, dkear@zoomtown.com

Lavina Russell of Canton, ,wife of William Russell who is employed as baggageman at the Ft. Wayne depot, died Sunday last after a lingering illness with cancer. She had undergone thee or four operations which only gave her temporary relief, and the suffering was so great that it somewhat affected her mind the last few weeks of her life. Her age was about 56 years. Remains were interred at Canton Tuesday. The family were originally from Dellroy and a number of friends from that town attended the funeral.




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