Champaign County Obituaries C
CALLISON -- SPRINGFIELD NEWS, Friday, 22 May 1959
James G. CALLISON age 43, a resident of Terre Haute about 24 years died at 7 AM Friday at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. Mr CALLISON was born 3-3-1916, son of Andrew and Alice Hubbard CALLISON . He was a member of the Terre Haute Methodist Church and a former employee of International Harvester Company in Springfield. He had been employed by Dingledine Trucking of Terre Haute for 10 years.
Survivors include his widow Esther and three daughters: Mrs. Sandra MASSIE of St. Paris, Miss Sue Ellen CALLISON and Miss Elizabeth Ann CALLISON both at home. He is also survived by four sons: Jerry L, Steven D. and Rodney D all at home and James D. of Urbana. Other survivors are his mother, Mrs Alice (CALLISON ) HARDMAN of Springfield, two sisters, Mrs. Mable CLINGAN of Tipp City and Mrs. Gladys LEONARD of Sharon, Pa and two brothers Clarence E. of Springfield and William E. of Springfield RT 2 and three grandchildren.
His body will be taken to Don A. Neff funeral home in Urbana where friends my call until noon Monday when the body will be taken to Terre Haute Methodist church to lie in state till time for the service at 2 PM Monday. Services to be conducted by Rev. Roland PERKINS, pastor of the church and Burial in Terre Haute Cemetery.
CAMPBELL -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. January 9,
Following an illness of several months' duration, James CAMPBELL died Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob GUMPERT, south of Fletcher. He had been in failing health from complications for a long time and had recently been cared for at the home of his son, David, of Sidney and at his daugher's home. His wife has also been with them.
Mr. CAMPBELL was the son of David and Catherine CAMPBELL and was born April 4, 1848. His marriage to Nancy Ann MAGGERT took place in St. Paris, November 27, 1877. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary two years ago last November. They went to housekeeping on the farm on which Mr. CAMPBELLwas born, three miles north of St. Paris and where he resided until retiring in 1919 when he and Mrs. CAMPBELL moved to North High street, St. Paris.
The widow and three children survive. They are Mrs. Jacob GUMPERT of Fletcher; Mrs. Carl MITCHELL of St. Paris and David CAMPBELL of Sidney, Ohio. Four grandchildren are living together with two sisters, Miss Susan CAMPBELL of Fletcher and Mrs. Matilda JENKINS of Millerstown.
For many years Mr. CAMPBELLhad been a faithful member of the Reformed church at this place and was a man in whom every one had explicit confidence.
A brief service will be held at the GUMPERT home, Friday afternnon and at 2:30 o'clock services will be held in the Reformed church here. Interrment will be in charge of Bert Richeson, funeral director, and will be made in Spring Grove cemetery.
CAREY DAVID CLARK CAREY
(Born 11 November 1838; died 18 February 1921)
Undated obit from an unnamed newspaper
DAVID CAREY DIES AT THE NATIONAL SOLDIERS' HOME
Victim of Facial Cancer For Years -- Funeral Monday Afternoon
Word was received in Urbana Friday, by relatives, announcing the death of David C. Carey, at 1:30 o'clock that morning, at the National Soldiers home in Dayton, Ohio, where he had been a patient in the hospital for the past year and a half.
For many years Mr. Carey had been afflicted with facial cancer which was the direct cause of his death, and he was a patient sufferer until death came as a merciful relief. He was in his 83rd year at the time of his death, having been born in Defiance County, Ohio, in the year 1838. At an early age he removed with his parents to Piqua, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. Here he learned the trade of a tanner. It was while living here also that he met and married Sarah J. Perry who for more than half a century was a faithful helpmate, her death occuring seven years ago.
More than fifty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Carey came to Champaign county, where the deceased has since resided.
He responded to the call of his country during the days of the Civil war, being a member of Co. E., 147th Regiment, Ohio National Guards, and serving under Captain F. C. Johnston. He received an honorable discharge from the service at Camp Dennison, August 31, 1864. Mr. Carey was also well and favorably known in this section of the county, having been connected in an official way with the city and county in his younger days.
Six children survive and are, Mrs. A. L. Walker, W. N. Carey and S. W. Carey of Urbana, Mrs. F. O. Powell of Salem township, Rev. Charles J. Carey of Zanesfield, Ohio, and Rev. George E. Carey, pastor of the Westvine [?] and Concord M. E. churches. He was a member of Grace M. E. church, this city.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Walker on South Main street, this city, and Rev. J. P. Simmonds, pastor of the Grace M. E. church, will officiate. The members of the G. A. R. will also have a part in the services and burial will take place in Oak Dale cemetery.
R. C. Gardner, Undertaker, has charge of all funeral arrangements.
Submitted by Chuck Carey.
CLAPP -- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS, Thursday, October 17,
Urbana--Albert L. CLAPP, 68, of Urbana, Route 3, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday in the Champaign Nursing Home where he had been a resident for the last three years.
Mr. CLAPP, who, prior to his retirement, had been employed by different farmers in the Urbana area, was born July 28, 1892, son of Gehile and Mandilla SNAIL CLAPP, in Randolph County, Ind. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. O. S. (Ruth) STEED of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two sons, Carl CLAPP of Battle Creek, Mich., and Glenn CLAPP, also of Grand Rapids; five granddaughters, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel JESSUP of Urbana. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
His body was taken to the Neff-Walter funeral home in Urbana. Funeral arrangements are pending.
CODDINGTON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 6 May 1909
Elsa M. CODDINGTON , daughter of Alva L. and Lillian A. CODDINGTON , died in the afternoon of May 4th, at the home north of Conover. Her age was about seven and one-half years. The funeral was held today at the home at one o'clock. Interment at Fletcher cemetery.
COMER -- The Attica Independent, Attica, Kansas, Friday, 1 September 1905
Death of Joseph Comer - We copy the following from the Anthony Bulletin. Joseph Comer was born in Champaign County, Ohio, May 11, 1826, and died in Anthony, Kansas, August 23, 1905. Funeral and burial at 3 p.m. August 24 under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Comer was married at the age of 19 and his first wife died leaving the two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Moore of Attica and Mrs. Mary Ellen Short, of Ingersoll, Oklahoma. Later on April 16, 1868 he married Ada Jones, who was for a number of years an invalid, and was cared for by her husband as devotedly as could be but in 1895 Mr. Comer was attacked by paralysis and it turned upon the wife to be the nurse, a task which she had carried out as devotedly and faithfully as ever fell to the lot of woman.
Mr. Comer has been a Christian for fifty-eight years, a member of the Baptist church till about five years ago he and his wife joined the Christian church. He has been a Mason fifty-eight years; was the oldest Mason in Harper county; and probably the oldest in the state. He has been a stock merchant, liveryman and farmer. Came to Harper county at the age of 59 years, and lived in Attica till about 1895 when he moved to Anthony. He has had three hard strokes of paralysis and other slight ones. He leaves a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Short and her two sons, Charlie and Comer, were with him at the time of his death. While Mr. Comer was not able to mingle a great deal in the society of his friends because of his afflictions, yet he will be missed, and will be remembered as a good man, loved and respected by all good people who knew him.
COMER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 13 Nov 1941, pg
William Jackson COMER, 73, passed away at his home in Fletcher at 8 o'clock Saturday evening after being bedfast since last April when he suffered a paralytic stroke.
Mr. COMER a native of Champaign County had farmed most of his life and for many years reside near Lena. He was a member of the Lena Baptist Church and of the Men's Class of the Fletcher Federated Church.
Surviving are his widow Elinore; three daughters, Mrs. Worley EVILSIZOR, Piqua rural route; Mrs. Harold ROUSE, Urbana route 3; and Mrs. Luther EVILSIZOR, Urbana route 1; two sons, Robert DeGRAFF route 1, and Russell of Brown Township, Miami County. He also leaves a sister, a brother, 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Final services were conducted Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the Suber funeral home in Fletcher with Rev. Harry Manning of Lena and Rev. Edward Fischer of Fletcher officiating. Burial was in Spring Grove cemetery.
COOK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs March 26, 1942
Double funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:00 o'clock from the Terre Haute Methodist church for Mrs. Angie RICE, 64, and her father, George COOK, 89, who died Tuesday at the Champaign County hospital just two hours apart.
Mrs. RICE died at 4:15 P. M. after a week's illness from pneumonia. She had been taken to the hospital at noon Tuesday.
Mr. COOK, a retired farmer, who would have been 90 years old on June 24th passed away a little after 6:00 P. M. following an illness of several days with pneumonia. He made his home with his daughter, Mrs. RICE, in the Cook homestead north of Tremont on the County Line road.
Mrs. RICE was a member of the Bowlusville U. B. church, the Tremont Grange and the Terre Haute chapter of the Daughters of America. Survivors include her husband, George; three sons, Orval, Urbana route 4, Lester C., New Carlisle and Lowell at home; two sisters, Mrs. Florence DAVIS, South Vienna route 1 and Mrs. Ava BRANNAMAN.
Mr. COOK is survived by a brother, Samuel, Spencerville, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Mary RHODES, Urbana route 4.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. CARTER assisted by Rev. SINKS. Interment was in charge of Ira Frank funeral director. Mrs. RICE was buried in the Terre Haute cemetery and Mr. COOK in Ferncliff cemetery at Springfield.
CRABTREE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 27 Mar 1947, pg 1
Darius T. CRABTREE, 76, died at his home here at 10:00 p.m. Sunday after an illness of about six weeks.
He was a native of Pike county and was a retired farmer, having made his home in St. Paris for the past twenty-four years.
His wife, Elizabeth, preceded him in death three years ago. CRABTREE was a member of the Christian union church in Bethel.
Survivors include: four sons, Vallie J. and William E., both of St. Paris, and Herbert E. and Ray W., both of Sidney; three brothers, Samuel of urbana, Noah of Ladd, OH, and Daniel of Springfield, and a sister Sene LOCKE of Piketon.
The body was removed to the Frank Funeral Home where it remained until Wednesday when services were held at 2:00 P.M. Interment was made in Pasco cemetery near Sidney.
CROWLEY Urbana - Funeral services for Mrs. Nora CROWLEY of Urbana, found dead in a cistern at her home at 128 Washington av. Monday, will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be made in Oak Dale Cemetery. Coroner Richard M. BRAND returned a verdict of suicide by drowning after an investigation. Mrs.CROWLEY had been in ill health for some time. She was believed to have drowned herself sometime Sunday night.
CUMMINS SPRINGFIELD (O.) NEWS-SUN July
ELISABETH DILFILL CUMMINS, 72, of 439 East Court Street, Urbana, died Tuesday, July 26, 1988 in Kettering Medical Center, Kettering. She was born January 8, 1916 in Napoleon, Ohio, the daughter of Clarence W. and Carrie (GRIMES) DILFILL. She was a homemaker and member of the Urbana Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir for 25 years. She is survived by her husband, Robert R. CUMMINS; two sons, Mike of Defiance and Jim of Daytona Beach, Florida; three grandchildren, Kelly, Stacey and Jody; two sisters, Mrs. T.J. (Roberta) BRADY of El Paso, Texas and Mrs. E.P. (Margaret) ROBINSON of Long Beach, California; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, 1988 in the Urbana Presbyterian Church with Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate. There will be no visitation. The family asks that contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
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