Champaign County Obituaries D
DAVIS -- ?
Albert J. SCHAFF of 707 West (?) Main Street Urbana, received a message Wednesday announcing the death of Mrs. Thomas DAVIS, an old resident of Urbana and Stanton township at her home in Winston (Weston) O. She was about 85 years of age. The body will be brought to Urbana for interment overland on Thursday and services will be held at the grave in East Lawn, Mt. Hope cemetery at 4 o'clock. Mrs. Davis' husband was formerly engaged in the implement business in Urbana with the late Robert BURRILL, on the site of Urbana-Lincoln hotel. She left here about 20 years ago.
DAVIS -- URBANA DAILY COURIER, Feb. 8, 1905:
The funeral of the later Thomas J. DAVIS was held this afternoon from the First Methodist church, Rev. A. S. FLANIGAN officiating. Burial was at Mt. Hope cemetery.
Thomas J. DAVIS was born July 7, 1841 at West Liberty, Ohio, where he spent his early life, coming to Illinois in 1866 he located on a farm near Paston, where he resided something more than a year. Afterwards he removed to Champaign county, and after working for a few months for the Indianapolis, Bloomington and Western railroad company, now the Big Four, purchased eighty acres of land in Stanton township, where he resided until about the year 1893, when he removed to the city of Urbana, where he resided until his death, which occurred on Monday morning, Feb. 6, 1905.
On November 19, 1868 he was married to Susan J. HARPER. To this union were born five children: Mrs. Frances STEVENS of Somers township, G. M. DAVIS of Stanton township, Mrs. M. V. DUNCAN, Freeport Ind., T. H. DAVIS who is living at home, and one son who died in infancy.
In his boyhood Mr. DAVIS united with the United Bretheren church and continued a member of the same until he removed to Urbana, when he joined the First Methodist church of which he was a member at the time of his death.
Mr. DAVIS , like many others of the early settlers of Illinois did much to assist in developing the country, and to such men the present generation of farmers owe a great deal on account of the early and successful efforts made by them to redeem the semi-swamp lands of this country, by a large expenditure of time, labor and money in properly draining and turning these lands to the high state of cultivationin which we now find here.
Mr. DAVIS was a man of sterling worth and a man of good business judgement. This his neighbors recognized, and for many years he held the offices of school director, township collector, road commissioner and supervisor in Stanton township. Some years ago he purchase quite a tract of land in Jackson County, Illinois in what is known as the Lake district, which investment proved to be quite profitable.
He was a good husband, and a kind and loving father. A clean man in every sense of the word; he was a man such as any community may well be proud to number among its citizens.
DAVIS -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 3 Jan 1929, pg 1
Walter DAVIS, 40; died Wednesday evening at 10:30 at his home just northwest of Christiansburg. Mr. DAVIS was ill about two weeks with flu and developed pneumonia which caused his death.
He is survived by his wife, Lola and two children. His mother Mrs. Joanna DAVIS, and one sister Mrs. Viola SANDERS of Conover.
Mr. DAVIS was a farmer and took orders for nursery stock. he was an energetic young man and will be missed by a wide circle of friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the home, in charge of Rev. McNeal of Eaton. Burial will be made in Evergreen cemetery; St. Paris, by Bert Richeson, funeral director.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 6 April 1944, pg
A.B.C. DEATON, 88, retired farmer died at his home one and one-half miles southeast of Lena, Wednesday morning at 6:30 o'clock following a short illness due to advanced age.
He is survived by eight children, four daughters, Mrs. C.O. HILL, christiansburg; Mrs. A.C. PENCE, Coshocton; Mrs. Neal McMORRAN, Quincy and Mrs. Martha SERR of Fletcher; four sons, Clifford of Lena; Marlow of Thackery, Herman of Troy route two and Edward of Conover Route one.
The body was returned to the residence where it will remain until Friday noon. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at three o'clock EWT in the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. Lester SCHLECHTY in charge. Burial will be in Newson Chapel cemetery.
. DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.,
June 13, 1946
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann DEATON , 84, native of Jackson township and widow of Willis DEATON died at 11:25 a.m. Saturday in a Columbus hospital where she had been a patient for the past 33 years.
The body was brought to the Frank Funeral Home where it remained until Tuesday when funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. in charge of Rev. KARNS. Interment took place in the Newson cemetery.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., 1985?
Miss Elna L. DEATON of 650 Orange Street, Coshocton and formerly of Piqua, Ohio died Wednesday in Coshocton. She was formerly employed in the Communications Department of Hobart Manufacturing Company, Troy. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Harmon (Florence) B. GROUP, Springfield; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10 AM Saturday at the Free Funeral Home, 309 South 4th Street, Coshocton. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday at the Casstown Cemetery with Rev. Frank J. WRIGHT officiating. Visitation from 6-8 PM Friday at the Free Funeral Home.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., April 7, 1932
Ezra DEATON , 84, resident of Christiansburg died at his home at that place Monday. He had been in failing health for the past two years and suffered paralysis Monday evening which caused his death.
He was the son of Hannah LEFFEL and George DEATON . His widow and a son, John, and three grandchildren survive.
He was married to Mary TULLIS and for many years he lived in the vicinity of Rosewood, afterwards moving to near Christiansburg and in recent years had retired from farming and lived in Christiansburg.
He was the last member of a family of nine children. He was a man that made many friends wherever he lived.
Funeral services were held from the Ira Frank funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. SCHELECHTY of Troy, former pastor of the Christiansburg M. E. church in charge. Burial was made in Honey Creek cemetery.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., 3 February 1949
Funeral services for George W. DEATON, 86, former Christiansburg resident, were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Richeson-Wickham funeral home.
Mr. DEATON, a retired school teacher, died at 8 a.m. Saturday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry R. STAFFORD, Springfield. Born in Champaign county, the son of John Asbury and Lucinda Fuller DEATON, he had lived in Christiansburg most of his life. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Mr. DEATON had resided with his daughters, Mrs. STAFFORD and Mrs. C. H. ZIEGLER of Springfield, since the death of his wife, Mavilla LEFFEL, in September, 1934.
Surviving in addition to his daughters are a sister, Mrs. Fannie PARKER of Mentor; a brother, Marley L. of Neelyville, Mo., and a granddaughter, Mrs. Paul C. BUCHANAN of Springfield. Interment was made in Casstown cemetery.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. ? 1976
Hubert O. DEATON , 69, of 8315 E. Ohio 55, Casstown, died shortly after noon Tuesday at the Harry LITTLEJOHN residence on Cowpath rd., while he was shoveling snow.
He was born in Champaign County March 17, 1907, a son of William and Katherine GORMAN DEATON . He retired in March of 1971 from the Hobart Manufacturing Corp., Troy, where he was a machinist. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club, was a life-long resident of the Casstown area and attended the Assembly of God and Church of God in Troy.
Survivors include his wife, the former Erma SCHAEFFER; three sons, Hubert E., of Casstown, Paul R. and William D., both of Alcony; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Joyce) CLARKSON of Alcony, Mrs. Jerry (Helen) CURTIS of Troy and Mrs. Robert (Betty) RUSSELL of Martinez, Calif.; one brother, Harold of Christiansburg; one sister, Helen E. DEATON of Springfield, 17 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Richeson, Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wiley W. MILLER, pastor of the Troy Church of God, in charge. Burial will be in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Thursday.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 15 July 1937
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Casstown Methodist Episcopal Church for Mrs. Ida DEATON , 77, widow of Milton DEATON , formerly of Christiansburg, who passed away at 12:35 Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles D. WOLF, of Zanesville, where she had made her home the past several years.
The remains were brought to the home of another daughter, Mrs. O. M. SHEPARD, of Christiansburg, Wednesday afternoon, where they were held until the time of the funeral today.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon, the Rev. Lester SCHLECHTY officiating. Mrs. DEATON was a member of the Casstown Church. Besides the two daughters, she is survived by one son, William DEATON , of Dayton.
Burial was made in the Casstown Cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs June 14, 1956
Graveside services will be conducted tomorrow for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brant DEATON of Fairborn route 2 who died yesterday at the hospital at Wright-Patterson AFB. The infant had been born Tuesday
In addition to the parents the infant is survived by the maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles LOVEJOY of Funderburg rd., and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. DEATON of Fairborn.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. at Fairfield cememtery with Rev. Lowell NIHIZER, pastor of United Missionary church officiating. Friends may call at the Morris Sons funeral home here from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 23 Oct 1925, pg 6
J.M. DEATON, 76, died at 8:30 Friday evening in his home in Christiansburg, death being attributed to dropsy. Mr. DEATON had suffered a stroke of paralysis eight years ago and since that time there had been a general decline in health.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Methodist church in Christiansburg. The pastor was assisted by Rev. John YANTIS, pastor of the Christian church. Burial was made in the Honey Creek cemetery.
On December 5, 1875, Mr. DEATON was married to Jennie LANE. Five children were born to this union, Retta, Lille P., W. B. F., Judson and Minnie DEATON.
Surviving are the widow and two children, Mrs. Minnie D. DIMOND of Cincinnati and Judson DEATON. Two brothers; Samuel DEATON, Christiansburg, Benjamin DEATON, Lena, and one sister, Lottie HELVIE, Christiansburg.
Mr. DEATON was a farmer and was actively engaged in agriculture until eight years ago when he retired on account of ill health. At that time the family removed to Christiansburg and have since resided there.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 20 June 1910
Mrs. John E. McMORRAN was in Springfield Saturday attened the funeral of a cousin John DEATON , who was a citizen of St. Paris some thirty years ago. The funeral services were in charge of Rev. LEAVER, who was the Methodist minister at this place when the deceased lived here. Mr. DEATON conducted a milliner store in Springfield. The remains were taken to Dayton for burial.
DEATON -- June 30, 1910
John W. DEATON , one of Springfield's prominent business men, passed away Thursday night, the 23rd, at 10:30 o'clock, at his residence 415 South Plum street. He had been ill for some time with kidney and stomach trouble, and during the recent weeks his condition was considered serious.
For the past fifteen years, Mr. DEATON has been a proprietor of a milinery establishment on East High street, and was widely known. He was 58 years of age, and is survived by his widow, three brothers, Milton DEATON , of Troy, Ohio; Ezra DEATON , of St. Paris; Willis G. DEATON , of Dayton, and two sisters, Mrs. S. E. TULLIS, of Nelsonville, Ohio, and Mrs. M. KITE, of Dayton, Ohio.
Funeral was held Saturday at 1:30 p.m., from the residence. Burial at Woodlawn cemetery, Dayton.
Mr. DEATON was also the proprietor of a millinery store here, and was known to many. The store for the past two hears was in the hands of Miss STAFFORD. It is now for sale.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 11 Aug 1950
Mrs. Mabel West DEATON, 71, of 414 College Way, Urbana, died at 11 a.m. Monday in Stouder Memorial hospital, Troy. She was the widow of Attorney Sherman S. DEATON, who died in Urbana in 1942.
A native of Jaskson township, Champaign County, she was a daughter of George and Ellen Breslin WEST. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Blanche JOHNSTON, St. Paris, Route 1, and a nephew, Robert JOHNSTON, Dayton.
The body was taken to the Richerson-Wickham funeral home where the Rev. Samuel FURROW of Urbana conducted services at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. ? 1978
Mrs. Orphia I. DEATON, 66, of 8673 E. Ohio 41, Troy, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday in Stouder Memorial Hospital, Troy. She had been a heart patient there for 10 days and had been in ill health for six months.
She was born June 13, 1912, in Pike Township, Clark County, a daughter of Clarke and Ella Zinn OVERHOLSER. Mrs. DEATON and was a member of Cove Springs Christian Church and Cove Springs Grange. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse.
DEATON Urbana Daily Citizen October 2, 2001
Paul R. Deaton, 66, of Cowpath Road, Christiansburg, Ohio, died at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, in his residence. He was born on Aug. 24, 1935, in Jackson Township, Champaign County, Ohio to Hubert Oliver Deaton and Erma Almeda (Schaffer) Deaton, both deceased. He served with the United States Army, where he was in the 82nd Airborne during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1990 after 38 years of service with Dinner Bell Foods, Troy, and he was also engaged in farming. He attended the Honey Creek Christian Church, near Christiansburg. He was a member of AmVets Post 88, Troy, and also the American Association of Retired Persons. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Baughman) Deaton, who he married on Jan. 15, 1956; three sons, Donnie (Janet) Deaton, of New Carlisle, and David (Lisa) Deaton and William (Sue) Deaton, both of Troy; one daughter, Janie (Mark) Worthington, of Fletcher; eight grandchildren, Josh, Heather and Kelsey Deaton, of Troy, Elizabeth Deaton, of Fletcher, Matt and Dusty Worthington, of Fletcher, Melonie (Doug) Benham, of Troy, and Dawn (Tom) Wallace, of Casstown; two brothers, Eugene (Rosemary) Deaton, of Casstown, and William (Susie) Deaton, of St. Paris; three sisters, Joyce (Don) Clarkson and Helen Curtis, both of Troy, and Betty (Robert) Russell, of California. He was preceded in death by his parents. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, in the RICHESON-WICKHAM AND ATKINS FUNERAL HOME, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with Pastors Jim Fannin and Joe Karns officiating. Burial will be in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery, near Christiansburg. Graveside military services will be conducted by AmVets Post 88 of Troy. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christiansburg Fire Company, P.O. Box 300, Christiansburg, Ohio 45389.
Submitted by Mike Welty
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 5 September 1929
Samuel H. DEATON, a well known farmer living near Christiansburg, passed away at his home Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock.
Mr. DEATON was born in Clark county, April 5, 1846. He was the son of Samuel and Nancy CARMIN DEATON. He had been ill with heart trouble for the past year.
Mrs. DEATON, his wife, passed away sixteen years ago. He is survived by the following children: Willey of Christiansburg; Mrs. Chas. WARREN of Christiansburg; William of Piqua; Mrs. Ola LEONARD of Thackery; Charles of St. Paris, R. R.; also a brother, Ben DEATON of St. Paris R. R.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 from the Upper Honey Creek church with Rev. YANTIS of DeGraff in charge. Burial will be made in the Honey Creek cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.
DEATON -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 22 April 1937
William Clyde DEATON, 57, Is Interred Monday at Newson Chapel Cemetery Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, for William Clyde DEATON, 57, building and cement contractor, who died at 1 o'clock Saturday morning at his home in Christiansburg. He had been in poor health for two years and had been bedfast for nineteen weeks.
Mr. DEATON was born near Christiansburg and had lived in this community most of his life. He spent a few years in Springfield, Ohio, and Florida. He was a member of the Christian Church of Springfield.
Besides his wife, Mrs. DEATON, he leaves his mother, Mrs. James DEATON, of Piqua, and four sisters, Mrs. Elsie BYERLY, of Springfield; Mrs. Florence GROUP, of New Carisle, and Misses Edna and Elizabeth DEATON of Piqua.
Funeral services were held at ?? o'clock, Monday afternoon at the Congregrational Christian Church in Christiansburg, in charge of the Rev. J. D. HAMP-----. Burial was made in the Newson Chapel Cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director.
DEER -- ST. PARIS DISPATCH, Thurs. 1 Dec 1910
Another death of an old resident is recorded this week with the passing away of Mrs. Mary E. DERR, widow of Thomas DERR. her life went out to its maker on Monday evening at her home while surrounded by the three surviving children. her husband died march 7, 1897 being 62 years of age. mrs. DERR had attained the age of 75 years. She was born in maryland and came to Ohio in 1861 and has been a resident of St. paris for many years. The three remaining children are; Frank DERR, of marion, Ind., S. B. DERR and Mrs. Minnie McDONOUGH of this place. A daughter, Bessie died about two years ago. She was a highly respected lady and a christian mother.
The funeral services were conducted from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Hart officiating. Interment was made in the Evergreen cemetery.
DEER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., March 21, 1940
Soloman B. DEER , 79, was found dead at his home here about 8:00 a.m. today. He lived alone and had been in poor health for some time.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the Richeson funeral home and will be in charge of Rev. Edward BREWSTER, Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Minnie McDONOUGH of St. Paris.
DICKEY -- ST. PARIS DISPATCH, Thurs. 22 Jul 1954
Funeral services were conducted today for Mary DICKEY in the Christiansburg methodist church at 2:00 p.m. The body had laid in state from 10:00 a.m. until time for the services with Rev. Schlechty of Troy and Rev. Graybell officiating. Burial was made in Casstown cemetery.
Mrs. DICKEY died in the City Hospital, Springfield, after a two weeks serious illness. She had only recently moved to Springfield with her son, John. prior to that she was a bed patient in the home of a grandson, Warren DICKEY of Christiansburg.
She was born in Miami county, southwest of Christiansburg and had lived her entire life in the Christiansburg community.
She was the daughter of Ezra and Elizabeth Deaton DRAKE. She was a life long member of the Christiansburg Methodist church. Two sons, Russell, and harold preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, John of Springfield and Clarence of Dayton; three brothers, Mr. R. DRAKE of Springfield, Granville DRAKE of Christiansburg, and Earl DRAKE of Montgomeryville, PA., one sister, Mrs. Jennie HUDDLESTON of St. Paris, route 1; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
DITMER Urbana Daily Citizen February 18, 2002
Gerald J. (Joe) Ditmer, age 77, of Troy died on Friday, February 15, 2002 at 12:23 a.m. at the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. He was born in Troy on February 10, 1925, to Jesse Leo Ditmer and Emme (Saring) Ditmer Wylie. He served with the United States Army during Worl War II. He retired in 1990 from Hobart Brothers Company, Troy, where he was a member of the Hobart Brothers Milestone Club. He was a former employee of Troy Sunshade and a member of the Casstown Methodist Church. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Cox of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mrs. Eileen Whitman of Troy; two sister-in-laws, Mrs. Juanita Frank of St. Paris and Mrs. Anna Jane (Robert L.) Welty of Christiansburg and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose Jean (Frank) Ditmer, who he married on July 28, 1951, and preceded him in death on October 14, 2000; one brother, Eugene Ditmer; one sister, Lucille Eberwein; and three nephews, Daris Cox, Leo Cox and Floyd Frank. The funeral will be on Wednesday, Feb.20, 2002 at 1 p.m. with Rev. David C. Ramming officiating at the RICHESON-WICKHAM AND ATKINS FUNERAL HOME, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris Military graveside services will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Submitted by Mike Welty
DITMER URBANA DAILY CITIZEN October 16, 2000
Rose Jean Ditmer, 71, of 801 Maplecrest Drive, Troy, Died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000 at 11:30 p.m. in her residence. She was born July 9, 1929 in Adams Township, Champaign County, Ohio, the daughter of Floyd W. Frank and Marie (Pine) Frank. She was a 1947 graduate of Harrison-Adams High School and attended Edison State and Wright State Universities. She retired in 1992 after 40 years of service from Hobart Brothers, where she was an office supervisor and a member of the Hobart Brothers' Milestone Club. She was a member of the Casstown United Methodist Church, a past member of the Troy Chamber of Commerce, Western Ohio Personnel Association, and the Society for the Advancement of Management (S.A.M.). She is survived by her husband Gerald Joseph "Joe" Ditmer, who she married on July 28, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister and brother-in-law Anna Jane and Robert L. Welty, of Christiansburg; three sister-in-law Juanita Frank, of St. Paris; Eileen Whitman, of Troy; and Mildred Cox, of Phoenix, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Pershing Frank, in 1987; and Howard S. Frank, in 1997; one sister Mildred Frank, in 1963; and one nephew Floyd Frank, in 1987. The funeral will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. at the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with Rev. David C. Ramming, pastor of the Casstown United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be held in Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373.
Submitted by Mike Welty email@example.com
DRAKE -- SAINT PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, 25 February
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth E. DRAKE occurred Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irwin MUMFORD, near Alcony, where she had lived for the last two years.
Besides Mrs. MUMFORD, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Mary DICKEY and Mrs. Jennie HUDDLESTON of two other daughters, Mrs. Mary DICKEY and Mrs. Jennie HUDDLESTON of Christiansburg and five sons, Earl of Tobahanna, Pa., Daniel, living near Alcony, Judson of Fairfield, Marine of Springfield, and Granville of Christiansburg. Ten grandchildren also survive as does a sister, Mrs. Susan BRIGHT.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Christiansburg M. E. church conducted by Rev. Lester GABLTOTY(??) pastor of the Troy church, assisted by Rev. RUPP, of the Christiansburg church. Interment was made in cemetery near Christiansburg.
DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, 23 Mar 1944
Mrs. Elsie DRAKE, 55, died at 3:00 a.m. Sunday at the residence of her sister Mrs. Elmus FOSTER, south east of Christiansburg. She had been seriously ill for ten days.
Mrs. DRAKE was the widow of George DRAKE who died three years ago and is survived by the sister Mrs. FOSTER and three brothers, Clarence STONE of Casstown, William STONE of Dayton and Bert STONE of St. Paris.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Ira Frank funeral home followed by burial in Casstown cemetery.
DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thursday, 24 August 1944
Pfc. Herbert DRAKE was declared officially dead according to a war department telegram received by his mother Mrs. Mary E. DRAKE of Christiansburg.
Pfc. DRAKE had been reported missing in action in Italy last February and his family have had no news of him since then until this week.
He was inducted into the army at Ft. Thomas, Ky., in October, 1942 and left for overseas duty in May of 1943. He was awarded the purple heart November 4, 1943 in Italy after being wounded in action during the invasion of Italy.
He is survived by his mother, three sisters, Zelda, Lyndal at home and Mrs. Lillian JENKINS of St., Paris and four brothers, Sgt. Milton DRAKE in France and Paul, Donald and Kenneth at home.
DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, 22 Nov 1945
Sallie Wilgus DRAKE, 75, Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday morning at 8:00 o'clock. For the past five years she had been an invalid.
She was born at Los-----r, May 27, 1870. Her husband, Daniel DRAKE preceded her in death in July 1944. She is survived by the following: one brother, Carl WILGUS of Conover rural route; three sisters Lydia R. WILGUS and Mrs. Dave BUCHANAN of Piqua and mrs. Louis ROBERTS, Kalamazoo, MI; her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ruth DRAKE, Christiansburg; her granddaughters, Mrs. Floyd RESLER and Mrs. Harold MOTT of Troy and also two great grandchildren.
She was a member of the Christiansburg methodist church. The funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the residence in Christiansburg. Interment was in the Casstown cemetery by Richeson Funeral Home.
DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.26 March 1942
Samuel DRAKE , 67, who lived southwest of St. Paris passed away Wednesday at 8:20 P. M. at Stouder hospital in Troy.
Survivors include his wife, eight children, Kenneth, Christiansburg; Mrs. Lillian JENKINS, St. Paris; Milton at Ft. Knox; and Donald, Lyndal, Paul, Zelda and Herbert at home; five sisters, Mrs. John BISHOP St Paris Route one; Mrs. Urdie SNYDER, Alcony; Mrs. Grace RUST, Christiansburg; Mrs. Myrtle ROBBINS St. Paris route one; Mrs. Elizabeth DAVIS, Morenci, Mich.; two brothers, Frank of Dayton and Charles of Troy.
The body was brought to the Bert Richeson funeral home and will be returned to the residence this afternoon. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the Upper Honey Creek church with burial in the cemetery there.
DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.2 April 1942
Just as the night shadows are falling, after an illness of several weeks, Samuel Milton DRAKE , son of Willis H. and Katharine DRAKE , was called to service in the life beyond. He was born April 16, 1875, and departed this life, March 26, 1942, aged 66 years, 11 months, 10 days.
Of a happy and cheerful disposition, he won friends wherever he went. But no friends, however dear, ever took the chief place in his heart for his home and family. On January 20, 1907, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. COLLINS, and to this union twelve children were born. Two daughters and two sons died in childhood.
He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, Mary, five sons and three daughters. Kenneth, Lyndel, Donald, Paul, Zelda, Milton, Herbert all at home, and Mrs. Lillian JENKINS of St. Paris, Ohio. Two grandchildren. Two brothers and five sisters. Frank of Dayton, Charles of Troy, Mrs. Urdie SNYDER of Miami City, Mrs. Pearl BISHOP, Mrs. Grace RUST, Mrs. Mertyl ROBBINS of this vicinity, and Mrs. Elizabeth DAVIS of Morenci, Mich. Many other relatives and a host of friends.
Though now you mourn, who stay behind,
How sad 'twould be to leave, and find
Upon that distant other shore
No loved one who had gone before.
The gates of Heaven to enter through,
No one there to welcome you.
And now when some long journey ends,
And we're received by smiling friends,
Who've watched and waited for our train,
So shall they welcome us again.
The young, the beautiful, the fair,
Will be waiting for us there.
DRAKE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 28 Jan 1926, pg 1
W. J. DRAKE, a prominent Christiansburg citizen, passed away at his home Sunday noon after a week's illness with pneumonia. Mr. DRAKE was a active member and a deacon in the Christian church. He was one of the directors of the Farmers & Merchants bank. always took a deep interest in any activities for the betterment of the community.
Willis I. DRAKE was born March 1861 in Christiansburg, was the son of Mary and Thomas DRAKE. Dec. 20, 1883, he was united in marriage to Mary Catherine WIDENER. They were the parents of three children, one died in infancy. A son, Tully DRAKE and daughter, Mrs. Eva MILLER, both of Christiansburg, survive with the wife. Also two brothers, Lee of Springfield and Grant of Troy.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 from the Christian church with Rev. J.W. Yantis in charge. Burial was made in Casstown cemetery by Bert Richeson, undertaker.
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