Champaign County Obituaries M
MAHAN Urbana Daily Citizen, Monday, August 11, 1997
Marguerite L. Mahan, 77, of 12635 Mahan Rd, St. Paris, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997 at 1:30 a.m. in her residence.
She was born April 19, 1920 in St. Paris, the daughter of Frank and Lola (Smith) Poorman. She was a 1938 graduate of Johnson-St. Paris High School. She was a member of the Covenant Lutheran Church, St. Paris.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ralph, who she married Sept. 4, 1938; one son and a daughter-in-law, Gerald and Judy Mahan of Xenia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Neil Stevens of Urbana, and Carol and John Shank of St. Paris; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Mahan of Killeen, Texas, Jim and Jason Mahan of Xenia, Amanda Stevens Baker of Greenville, Sara Stevens of Urbana, and John, Marianne and Jared Shank of St. Paris; one great-granddaughter, Mara Mahan of Killeen, Texas; and two nieces, Barbara Davis of Dayton, and John Eubanks of Pine Hurst, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Darrell and Donald Poorman
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997 at 12 noon, at the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, St. Paris. Pastor Craig Fourman of Fairborn, will be officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, in the funeral home.
MANNING -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. March 21, 1940
Charles E. MANNING , aged 79, died at his home three miles north of Lena on Tuesday morning. He had been in ill health for most of the winter. He had, however, been improving but a sudden turn for the worse resulted in the end. He leaves three children: Mrs. May KNOOP of Los Angeles, Calif.,; Carl and Glen MANNING of Fletcher; also nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Lena Baptist church on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Harry MANNING in charge.
Mr. MANNING was a deacon of the Lena Church and had been clerk of the church for several years. He had been clerk of the Mad River Baptist Association for 30 years.
MAPES -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 27 Mar 1947, pg 1
Norma Jean MAPES, 7, of St. Paris route one, died in the Springfield City hospital, Sunday at 10:15 a.m. after an illness of three weeks. She was born on June 20, 1839 in Springfield, the daughter of Lewis and Edna MAPES and in addition to her parents is survived by three sisters, Ethel, Marlene and Lola and a brother Arnold, all at home. She was a pupil in the second grade of the Christiansburg-Jackson school.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in Springfield with burial in Mothers cemetery at Jackson, OH. Mr. and Mrs. MAPES live on the S. P. KAHLER farm south of St. Paris.
MARRS -- ST PARIS ERA DISPATCH, Thurs. 10 June 1887
Mrs. Margaret MARRS , a widow lady, who has been keeping house for Jasper SCOTT for several years, died last Monday of consumption at his home, about four miles north west of St. Paris. She was buried at Plattsville Tuesday afternoon.
MARSHALL -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 12 Dec 1940, pg 1
Mrs. Martha Louise MARSHALL, 69, wife of Charles MARSHALL, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at her home in Christiansburg. She had been in ill health for a number of years and Friday evening suffered a stoke from which she never regained consciousness.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sisters, Mrs. Lida DAVIS, Lomita, CA, and Mrs. Rolla DICK, Troy; one brother, W. C. RICHESON, Christiansburg; and two granddaughters, Miss Martha FINNEY, Springfield, and Miss Betty MARSHALL, Piqua.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the residence, conducted by Rev. Samuel Furrow, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Urbana. Interment was in Casstown cemetery.
MARTIN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 26 Sep 1940, pg 1
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Ira Frank funeral home for Sylvester MARTIN, 80, who died of self-inflicted wounds at the Champaign County Hospital at 1:40 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. MARTIN was found early Saturday morning by his wife, Darthuta, suffering from a wound inflicted when he fired a .22 caliber revolver into his right ear. A local physician was called and he was immediately rushed to the hospital.
He is survived by his widow, Darthuta MARTIN, who reported she had hear him moving about their home during the night an that he had been in poor health since about August 1st of this year.
Rev. A. O. Long, pastor o the local Baptist Church officiated at the final rites and burial was in the cemetery just north of St. Paris.
MATTOX -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 26 March 1942
Golden MATTOX , 41, died Sunday 5:30 P. M. at his home in West Liberty following an extended illness. Mr. MATTOX had lived in West Liberty since last September, moving there from Westville.
Surviving are his widow, Mildred: daughter Helen, at home; three others and a sister, and his parents.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the West- ?? Methodist church.
McALLISTER -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 16 April 1942,
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. from the Bert Richeson funeral home for C. D. McALLISTER, 62, veteran piano tuner who died at the Champaign county hospital, Saturday. Services were conducted by Rev. A. O. Long, pastor of the Baptist church, and burial was in Evergreen cemetery.
His daughter Mrs. Ralph KING of Blacklick, OH is his only close surviving relative.
MCDONALD -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.March 14, 1946
Mrs. Lava(?) MCDONALD of Christiansburg died at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday in the Troy hospital after being there for three days.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William PENCE and was born at Fletcher 60 years. She was a member of the Christiansburg Christian church.
Surviving are the husband, Edward MCDONALD , two daughters, Mrs. Margaret DUFF of Casstown and Mrs. Beulah WIANT of Christiansburg; two sons, Carl of Troy and Harold of Staunton.
Funeral services will he held under the direction of the Richeson-Wickham Funeral Home at 2:00 p. m. Saturday from the Christian church in Christiansburg with Rev., Samuel FURROW in charge. Burial will be made in the Fletcher cemetery.
McDONALD -- SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS Thursday, March 16, 1950
(Urbana) Mrs. Mary STOWE MCDONALD, 57, died in her home at 201 E. Ward st., Wednesday afternoon.
Born in Urbana Feb. 8, 1893, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary HUTCHESS SMITH.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph C., and one daughter, Mrs. Donald M. GIBBS, of Urbana.
The body was taken to the Humphreys funeral home for services at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Edward H. ORINSON, pastor of the Urbana Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery.
McKINNEY -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 23 January 1930
Mrs. Arch McKINNEY, 67 years of age passed away at her home in Piqua, Friday, after several weeks' illness.
Mrs. PROCTOR was twice married, her first husband was Frank PROCTOR. She was married a second time to Arch McKINNEY, who survives, also four children, Miss Helen McKINNEYof Piqua; Mrs. Ethel SHANE of Cincinnati; Mrs. Maud EIPPER of Rosewood and Bert PROCTOR of St. Paris. Two brothers, Austin JENKINS of Piqua and Judson JENKINS of Christiansburg; one sister Mrs. Elva SHPLEY of Thackery.
Funeral services were held from the Congregrational Christian-church in Piqua, Monday afternoon and burial was made in Piqua cemetery.
McMORRAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs.23 April 1942
Mrs. Emily McMORRAN , 89, prominent in the social, religious and cultureal life of this community for many years died at 3:00 P.M. Thursday at the Pythian Home for the Aged, Springfield. She had been ill for the past month.
Mrs. McMORRAN was born August 18, 1852, the daughter of Nathan and Sarah DEATON, near Christiansburg, and had resided in this community most of her life. She was the widow, of John McMORRAN , well known grain and feed business operator. She went to the Pythian home in 1936 and leaves no close relatives. She was a member of the Methodist church, Easteran Star and Pythian Sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 P.M. from the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. Edward BREWSTER, pastor of the Medthodist church in charge. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.
McMORRAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 24 Oct 1940, pg 1
Grant McMORRAN, 76, retired grain dealer of St. Paris, passed away on Sunday evening at 10:25 o'clock at a Dayton hospital. Mr. McMORRAN had been in poor health for some time. He was a a member of the K. of P. Lodge and masonic Lodge and a life long member of the Methodist church. He was a director in the Mills Mutual Insurance Co. for more than 30 years, and during the time he was in business here, was very active in The Grain Dealers' Association.
Born near El Paso, IL, May 17, 1864, he came here with his parents, Jacob and Mahala McMORRAN when only three months old and until the last few months always lived in St. Paris. He leaves his wife, Mary J. McMORRAN, and many friend.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Ira Frank funeral home with Rev. Edward B. Brewster, pastor of the St. Paris methodist Church, in charge. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.
McMORRAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 25 Sep 1941, pg 1
Mrs. Jennie McMORRAN, 71, widow of Grant McMORRAN, died at Rickly Hospital of the Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield, at 9:15 P.M. Sunday. She had been a patient at the hospital since March 1. She had resided in St. Paris many years and moved to the Ohio Masonic Home in July 1940.
The daughter of Harrison and Anna WILGUS BRECOUNT she was born near Conover and was a member of the Methodist Church. Two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth DeWEESE of Springfield and Mrs. George M. BALDWIN of St. Paris survive.
Funeral rites were conducted at 2;30 P.M. Wednesday from the Bert Richeson funeral home followed by burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
McMORRAN -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 3 Jan 1929, pg 1
The death of Mrs. Simeon McMORRAN occurred at 12 o'clock, Monday noon at the home on South High street. Pneumonia following an attack of the flu was the cause after only few days illness.
Her maiden name was Mary Janet McLEAN, being the daughter of Neil and Katherine McLEAN of Marion county, where she was born January 22, 1856.
On August 12, 1890 she was united in marriage to Simeon McMORRAN, and until 18 years ago lived on a farm four miles northwest of St. paris. At that time the family moved to this place, where she had since resided.
The surviving children are Neal McMORRAN, St. Paris, R. 1; Mrs. Byron JENKINS, portland, IN, Mrs Floyd BERRY, Westville and Miss Ruth of Columbus. There are eight grandchildren. The following sisters are also living: Mrs. C. M. NUMAN, Canton, OH; Mrs. Nancy THOMSON, Bold Knob, ARK and Mrs. Maggie JONES of LaRue, OH.
Mrs. McMORRAN was a member of the local branch of the Christian Science church. She was reserved and yet possessed an unusual friendly disposition.
The funeral services were held in the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. E. Shriver of the Methodist church being in charge. Bert Richeson was in charge of the interment which was made in Evergreen cemetery.
Those from out of town to attend Mrs. McMORRAN's funeral are Mrs. C. M. NUMAN of Canton, Mrs. Nanny THOMASON and Neal McLEAN of Bold Knob, ARK; Mrs. Maggie JONE and Mrs. Donald LINGO of LaRue; Mr. and Mrs. G. V. FROMME of Urbana; Mr. and Mrs. Byron JENKINS of Portland IN; Mrs. Mary WENCH, Harry DILL and Mrs. Frank L. --CAN of Columbus; Mrs. Etta BURN--AM of Watertown, NY; and Clare -ALLEY of Cleveland.
MCNEAL--Urbana Daily Citizen May 6, 1935
Mrs. Flora McNeal, 61, widow of the late Samuel McNeal, died at her home, 572 Washington avenue, Sunday morning at 12:30 o'clock, following a 9 weeks' illness from complications. She had been in failing health for the past year. The deceased was the daughter of the late William and Joshia Blue. She was born and spent all her life in Champaign county, for the most part in Concord township. Surviving are a son, Walter McNeal, of Urbana, and a stepson, Pearl Zerkle, of West Liberty. A son, Harley, died in service during the World war. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Concord M. E. church, Dr. H. W. Barr, pastor of the Urbana Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church by Frank & Barger, funeral directors of St. Paris.
Submitted by Mike Welty
McNEAL--St. Paris News-Dispatch March 15, 1895
Samuel A. McNeal was born in Greenbrier county, Old Virginia, Feb. 13th, 1832. Died March 8th, 1895, aged 63 years, and 25 days. He was united in marriage to Jane McCoy Aug. 18th, 1852 and to them were born thirteen children. He was a member of the M. E. church at Neer s Chapel for about nine years --- and lived a life that was exemplary to all. His funeral took place at the home of his daughter, two miles north of Urbana, Sunday, March 10th, 1895, conducted by Rev. J. T. Kite
Scriptural text used, I Cor. 15th chap. 20th verse--- "But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruit of them that slept.
Interment in Johnson Cemetery.
Submitted by Mike Welty
MCNEAL Urbana Daily Citizen September 23, 1993
Walter McNeal, 81, of 508 Boyce St., Urbana, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1993, at 4:10 p.m., in Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. He was born in Concord Township, Champaign County, on Oct. 1, 1911, the son of Samuel and Flora (Blue) McNeal. A retired electrician from Robbins and Myers Company after 34 years of service. A member of Champaign Lodge 525 F&AM, Urbana Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton Lodge Council Chapter, Valley of Dayton, Royal Arch Mason Chapter 34, White Shrine of Jerusalem Logan Shrine 48, Order of Eastern Star 530 Urbana Chapter, where he served as past Patron. Member of First Baptist Church of Urbana for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Ruth McNeal; several nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by a son; four half-brothers, William McNeal, George McNeal, Harley Zerkle and Pearl Zerkle; and a half-sister, Lillie Ziegler. Friends may call on Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m. at Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana, where services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jeffery Cooper officiating. Burial to follow in Oak Dale Cemetery. Masonic services will be held in the funeral home at 5:45 p.m.Thursday, followed by Eastern Star services at 6 p.m. Contributions may be made to Mercy Home Health Care in his memory.
Submitted by Mike Welty
MCNEAL Urbana Daily Citizen July 16, 1947
William Carson McNeal, infant son of Mr. And Mrs. Walter McNeal died Tuesday morning at the Champaign County Hospital. Survivors are the parents, Mr. And Mrs. Walter McNeal, 236 Taft Avenue. Services to be conducted by Rev. Samuel Furrow of the First Baptist Church will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Humphreys and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be made in Concord Township cemetery.
Submitted by Mike Welty
MCNEAL--Urbana Daily Citizen September 2, 1959
William Louis McNeal, 64, of 485 Forty-eight Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sept 1 at Mound Park Hospital, St. Petersburg. A former resident of Concord Township, he was born March 29, 1895, in Ross County, the son of Samuel and Alice Wade McNeal. He was a retired police officer employed by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. of Akron. He was a veteran of World War I, serving 11 years in the U. S. Marine Corps. He is survived by one brother, Walter McNeal of Urbana. Another brother, George, died in 1955. The body will be sent to the Humphreys and Son Co. Funeral Home, arriving in Urbana Friday. Funeral services will be held there Saturday at 2 p. m. The Rev. Samuel Furrow will officiate and burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery.
Submitted by Mike Welty
MERRITT -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 21 December 1939
Mrs. Gertrude Shank MERRITT, 57, wife of Lawrence MERRITTresident of the Conover community, died in a hospital in Sarasota, Florida, Monday, following failing health of several years. She had been a patient at the hospital since the previous Tuesday. The MERRITTs had gone to Florida several weeks ago.
Survivors include the husband and one sister, Mrs. W. H. NICHOLAS of near St. Paris.
The body was returned to the Richeson funeral home Tuesday, where final rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. Harry MANNING of the Lena Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.
MICHAEL --Beers 1881 History of Champaign County
JAMES F. MICHAEL, (deceased); was a native of Frederick Co., Md., born May 7, 1811; he was a son of Christopher and Ann Catharine Michael, both natives of Mary land; Christopher was born May 4, 1775; Ann Catharine was of German parentage, and was born April 12, 1774; he died in Maryland March 8, 1846; she came to this State with her son John F., with whom she remained till her death, Dec. 14, 1858. John F. Michael came to this State in 1853 and located on a farm in this county, where he remained the rest of his life; he followed the profession of farmer all his life. He was a member of the German Reformed Church. He was married, March 16, 1837, to Mary Ann Hyatt; they were parents of eight children, six of whom -- William F., born March 6, 1838; Eli H. , Feb.27, 1842; James K. P., Nov. 20, 1844; John F., Dec. 18, 1846; Margaret Ann C., Sept. 23, 1852; Samuel M., Nov. 11, 1855 -- all living; Christopher, born Dec. 10, 1839, and Charles E., Sept. 9. 1849, deceased. Mrs Michael is still living in the old homestead; her son, John F., is living with her, and takes charge of the farm in connection with his brother William F. William F. is married and the father of seven children, five of whom are living -- Effie J., James W., Franklin P., Charlotte and Bertha E.; William F. and Emma Grace deceased; his wife was Emily D., daughter of Samuel Harper, deceased. The two brothers, William F. and John F., have lived on the farm where they now reside ever since they came to the State, twenty-seven years ago. William F. is a member of the Black Creek Presbyterian Church.
Submitted by Robin Taylor
Middleton--Urbana Daily Citizen - 10 Sep 1945
Cyrus W. Middleton, 91, a retired custom butcher fomerly of Mechanicsburg, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maude Lininger of Woodstock. He had been in ill health for the past year.
Surviving are two sons, John of Dayton and Arthur* of Indianapolis; three daughters, Mrs. George Carman of Catawba; Mrs. Robert Fitzgibbons of Mechanicsburg and Mrs. Lininger of Woodstock, 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Jackson-Lytle Funeral Home in Springfield and later returned to the Lininger residence.
Funeral services were to be held at 2:30 p.m. today in the Treacles Creek Church north of Mechanicsburg. Burial was to be made in Treacles Creek Cemetery."
*The name "Arthur" in the obit is a mistake--it should be "Ralph"
Middleton--Champaign Democrat - 11 March 1930
"Mechanicsburg Woman Claimed Very Suddenly Mrs. Susan Middleton, 69, wife of C.W. Middleton, passed away very suddenly in her home on West Race Street, Mechanicsburg, Sunday morning, at 3 o'clock. She had been in her usual good health until 11 o'clock, Saturday night, when she was stricken with apoplexy.
Mrs. Middlton, who was Miss Susan Middleton before her marriage, was a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families in Champaign County. Besides her many relatives, she leaves a host of firends to mourn her passing.
Surving in the immediate family are: two daughters, Mrs. Geo. Carman, of Franklin, formerly of Woodstock and Urbana, and Mrs. Robert Fitzgibbon, of Mechanicsburg; and one stepdaughter, Mrs. M.C. Lininger, north of Mechanicsburg; two sons, Ralph and John Middleton of Dayton; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Morris of Carmel, Ind., Mrs. Mattie Moon, of Orleans, Ind., and Mrs. Addie Huffman, of Springfield. Three brothers, Bert Middleton, of Indianapolis, Ed and Elias Middleton, both of Carmel, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held from the late residence in Mechanicsburg, Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock. Rev. C.B. Frisbie, pastor of the Methodist church there, will conduct the services. The body will then be taken to the Treacles M.E. church, just north of Mechanicsburg, where services will be held at 2'o'clock. The body will be laid to rest in the little cemetery adjoining the church, by Jones and Stults, funeral directors of Mechanicsburg.
The death of Mrs. Middleton was the third to occur in the Middleton family within the past few days, with the passing of Rolland Middleton, son of Dr. A.H. Middleton, of Cable, and a cousin, Mrs. Richard Linville, who passd away at her home in Dayton."
MINNICH -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs. 29 November 1900
Anna, daughter of Adam and Elizabeth BAROKER, was born in Champaign county, Ohio, March 20, 1820, and departed this life November 20, 1900, aged eighty years and eight months.
She was united in marriage to Israel MINNICH in 1836. To this union were born eleven children, six boys and five girls, all living but two, one girl and one boy having preceeded her in death. She also leaves forty-one grand children.
She united with the Reformed church more than fifty years ago and was always a faithful and conscientious christian. Her Husband died December 28, 1875, almost twenty-five years ago. She lived in Millerstown more than thirty years. She was afflicted for a number of years with the most trying of all diseases yet bore it with as much fortitude as any other person could have done, being afflicted in the same manner.
The children have lost a kind and indulgent mother, the grand-children an affectionate and loving grand-mother, the friends a useful and helping neighbor, and the church a devout and faithful christian worker. Mother, grand-mother and neighbor is at rest, One by one, our dear ones go before, We miss her but God knows best, We shall meet them on the other shore.
MITCHELL -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs., March 21, 1940
Rites were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Baptist church for Mrs. Estella M. MITCHELL, 76, who died at her home here at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Rev. A. O. Long, pastor of the church, conducted the service and interment was in Evergreen cemetery by Ira Frank, funeral director.
Mrs. MITCHELL had been ill since December 21 suffering from effects of a fall in her home.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth APPLE, St. Paris; three sons, John, East Lynn, Ill.; Paul, Port Jarvis, N.Y,; and Arthur of Huntington, Indiana, and a sister, Mrs. Mary HEATER of St. Paris.
The deceased was the daughter of Christian and Susan McMORRAN and was born in Johnson township June 13, 1863. She grew to womanhood in the community of her birth, living here until 1905 when with her family, she moved to Illinois. Later she lived at Huntington, Indiana, where she remained until the death of her husband, Oliver P. MITCHELL, after which she returned to St. Paris where she has spent the last twenty years.
"When a very young woman she joined the Baptist church and until the last few weeks of her life was always active in the church and Sunday School."
MITCHELL -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs. 19 July 1888
Mrs. John H. MITCHELL died at her home, northeast of Fletcher, on July 10th, aged 52 years, 10 months and 17 days. She was married Oct. 2, 1853, and was the mother of six children. She was a member of the Honey Creek and Lost Creek Baptist churches from 1851 till her death, and was a sister of Maurice FRAZEE. Her funeral occurred Friday, Rev. MURRAY officiating. Interment in Fletcher cemetery.
MITCHELL -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 9 Oct 1919
The many friends and relatives here of Oliver P. MITCHELL were startled to tears of his sudden death which occurred Friday afternoon at his farm home three miles west of Markie, IN. Death came while he was at work in the field.
Mr. MITCHELL was the son of John and Sarah MITCHELL and was born Nov. 17 1860 and departed this life Oct. 3 1919, aged 54 years, 10 mos and 16 days. He died suddenly from neuralgia of the heart.
Before returning to his work at noon he complained of pains about the heart, but thinking nothing serious, went back to the field where he was sowing wheat. Later in the afternoon he returned to the house for a little grain to finish the field. A short while after, his son Arthur noticed the team his father was using had been standing an unusually long time, so he went to see what was wrong and to his great surprise found that the Great Reaper had taken his father home, Yea to a better country.
Mr. MITCHELL was gifted in marriage to Estella MCMORRAN, South Whitley IN, Sep 22, 1983. To this union were born four children all of whom survive. Three sons - John. W. MITCHELL of East Lyan, IL, Arthur C. and Paul W. who live at home and one daughter, Ruth E. MITCHELL, of Washington D.C. He is also survived by his wife and one brother J. E. MITCHELL of Columbus, OH.
The remains were brought to the home of John P. MCMORRAN and his funeral held from the Baptist church Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. J. M. Smith officated. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.
MOCK -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 7 Oct 1926, pg 1
Mrs. Mary Ann MOCK died Friday evening at the home of the Brethren in Greenville, OH. Seven weeks ago she fell in her room and fractured her hip which confined her to her bed. Pneumonia developed the last week and caused her death.
Mrs. MOCK was the daughter of Jacob and Eliza AMMON and was born September 30, 1849, at Millerstown.
On Dec. 23, 1886, she was married to George MOCK and moved near North Hampton, OH, where they resided until Mr. MOCK's death May 9, 1906. They both became members of the Donnels Creek Dunkard church in that locality.
MOORE -- The Attica Independent, Attica, Kansas, 14 January
Funeral of J. A. Moore - Funeral services for the late J. A. Moore were held on last Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock at the Attica United Brethren church. The change in the hour from that announced last week was made necessary by the fact that one of the sons could not be here in the afternoon. Members of the local Masonic lodge bore the body to the church, and accompanied it to its final resting place in the cemetery at Harper. Rev. A. J. Bruner conducted the funeral service, and read the following obituary:
J. A. Moore was born at Attica, Ohio, July 15, 1849; died at his home in Attica, Kansas, January 6, 1926; aged 76 years, four months and 11 days.
He came to Harper, Kansas, March 4, 1884, and settled on a farm 2 ½ miles northeast of Attica. Later he accepted a position with the A. T. & S. F. railway and moved to Attica.
He married Sallie J. Comer at St. Paris, Ohio, April 1869, after which ten children were born, three of whom have passed on before and are at rest. Clara Hartzell, J. H. Moore, W. F. Moore, Guy E. Moore, Hattie Koeppen, J. A. Moore Jr., and Roy C. Moore, with their mother and one sister, Lottie Snapp of Natoma, Kansas, still survive.
Mr. Moore was a member of the German Lutheran church at St. Paris, Ohio. In early life he joined the Masonic lodge and has been for years a member of the A. F. & A. M. Lodge No. 262 in Attica. He was also a member of the Welcome Chapter No. 203, O. E. S., in Attica.
He was a good citizen, loyal to his country, just to men, charitable to the poor, always meekly bowed to the ordinance of law; and was no less to this church and his God. He loved his home, was a faithful husband, a kind father to his children, and loved to make it pleasant and enjoyable in the home.
The winter has its frost, the summer its thunder storm, the rose its thorn, the day its night, the sun his spots; life has its sweet and bitter, and death must have its sting. How sweet it is to know that the resurrection will clothe mortality with a life that will never die!
CARD OF THANKS To the dear friends and neighbors who came to mean so much to us for their many acts of helpful kindness during the long illness and at the time of the death of our dear husband and father, we wish in this way to express our most sincere appreciation and thanks. Mrs. S. J. Moore and children.
MOORE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. June 13, 1946
Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Dayton for Mrs. Maude E. MOORE , a native of St. Paris. She died Thursday.
Born in St. Paris, she had resided in Dayton for the past 40 years. Survivors include her husband, Harry T.; two sons, William MOORE and Robert SHANK; a daughter, Eileen; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Charles ROEHMHILDT and Mrs. Minnie POEPELMEIR.
Sallie Jane Comer was born October 1, 1848 at Bellefontaine, Ohio, and departed this life July 1, 1931, at Enid, Oklahoma, at the age of 83 years and 9 months.
She was united in marriage to James A. Moore, April 18, 1869, at St. Paris, Ohio, where they resided for several years. They came to Harper County, Kansas, forty-eight years ago.
To this union was born ten children. The father and three children have preceded her in death.
While a young girl Mrs. Moore gave her heart to God. She united with the United Brethren Church in Ohio, and in later years transferred her membership to the Attica United Brethren Church. Mrs. Moore was loyal to her church, and a true and faithful Christian. She was always a regular attendant at the prayer meeting and acted as president of the Aid Society for several years. She gave generously of her means, and often went beyond her strength to help others in time of need. The memory of her good virtues will linger with us.
"She has crossed the divide but left a trial, That you and I alone must tread. Gone from our sight, beyond the veil, Through the mystic portals of the dead. We miss her smile, and her word of cheer, But her deeds of kindness are memories dear."
Twelve years ago Mr. and Mrs. Moore celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home in Attica; all but one of their children were home on that happy occasion.
She was a loving and kind wife and mother. Mr. Moore preceded her in death six years ago. For several months before his death, he was confined to his bed and Mrs. Moore was always at his bedside, she was never to weary to administer to his comforts. After his passing she made her home with the children. And at her death was at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. G. Short. Mrs. Moore was in usual health, that morning she complained of not feeling well, but at noon ate a hearty dinner, in a few minutes she was stricken with paralysis and passed from this life in a few hours.
She was a member of "Welcome Chapter" No. 203, Order of eastern Star, at Attica. Her friends have often heard her say when the work was exemplified exceptionally well "This is just a season to go to heaven in."
Mrs. Moore leaves to mourn her loss seven children: Mrs. Clara Hartzell, Amorita, Oklahoma; Joseph H. Moore, Denver, Colorado; William Moore of Herington, Kansas; Guy E. Moore, Independence, Missouri; Hattie Koeppen, Attica, Kansas; James A. Moore, Newton, Kansas; Roy C. Moore, Anthony; 17 grand children and 1 great grand child, and 1 sister.
MOSES -- ST. PARIS ERA-DISPATCH, Thurs. March 7, 1889
Death has again visited our neighborhood. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Elizabeth MOSES , wife of Truman MOSES , aged 80 years, 7 months and 13 days, passed quietly and peacefully away after an illness of nearly twenty years' duration. Funeral services Friday, Feb. 22d, at the Addison Christian church, by Rev. M. RAPP. Interment at Casstown cemetery.....Mr. Abe HELVIE, of Muncie, Ind., a brother of the deceased, was in attendance at the furneral. He has returned to his home....
MOSES URBANA DAILY CITIZEN Aug 10/11 1937 (date not with clipping)
Funeral Services for Joseph S.Moses, 81, who died at his home 123 East Church street, Sunday were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the late residence in charge of Rev. Samuel Furrow. There were many beautiful floral offerings. Burial was made in Oak Dale Cemetery by Humphreys and Son Company. Pallbearers were: John Logan, Jesse Welsheimer, W.S. Coffey, Sherman Moses,Rolla Moses, and Joe Moses. Mr. Moses died at his home, 123 E. Church, at 6:00 a.m. Sunday. He had been in failing health for several years, especially since the death of Mrs.Moses last autumn. About three months ago Mr. Moses fell at his home and fractured a hip. Since that time he had been confined either to his bed or a wheel chair. He was born at Casstown but became a resident of Urbana 37 years ago when he entered politics and was elected County Recorder, a post to which he was elected three times and in which he served from 1900 to 1906. Retiring from that office he was appointed bailiff of Common Pleas Court and served in that capacity under Judge Middleton until the later retired in 1928. He was a member of the Republican party and maintained an active interest in party affairs to the time of his death. Mr. Moses was also a member of the First Baptist Church and Champaign Lodge No. 523, F.& A. M. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Logan, Urbana; Mrs. R.H. Daniels, Albany, N.Y.; and two sons, Rolla Moses, Urbana, and Sherman Moses, Birmingham, Alabama. Internment will be made at Oak Dale Cemetery by Humphreys & Son Company.
MOSGROVE --Urbana Citizen and Gazette, March 18, 1875 -- The
Dr. Adam MOSGROVE was born August 12, 1790 at Enniskillen, in the county of Tyrone, Ireland. At a proper age his early education was entrusted to to a private tutor, who gave him a good English education, and prepared him to attend a regular course of studies in the Medical College at Edinburgh, Scotland, from whence he entered the Royal College of Surgery at Dublin, Ireland, graduating on the 7th day of April 1814, and was immediately commissioned a surgeon in the British Navy. While in his native land he passed the various degrees of Masonry and, at twenty six years, had attained the rank of a Royal Arch Mason. Throughout his life he was an active, devoted and consistent Mason, and held high rank in the order.
He left his home in Ireland on Easter Monday 1815, sailing for America in the ship Charlotte, of which he was the surgeon. Arriving off the American coast the Charlotte became disabled in a storm and put into the Philadelphia harbor for repairs, but a dispute having arisen between the ship's officers and the British Government, the officers resigned their comissions and left the ship to rot in the harbor, and for many years after its hull could be seen swaying in the water until decay gave it completely to destruction.
The doctor was then in a strange land, and one that was new, rough, and semi-barbarous.He had a small fortune of seventy guineas, premium money given him at the start of his cruise in the Charlotte, and with it as capital to begin life with, he started west. The first location was at Lancaster, Pa., and the second at Elizabethtown, in both of which places he practiced medicine. In 1817 he was married to Mary MILLER, at the latter town. She was a sister to the late Lawrence MILLER of Urbana.
In some way he heard of George MOORE, formerly a well-known citizen of Urbana, now deceased, who had early settled here, and who was born in the doctor's native town. In that day there was comparatively few of Tyrone's natives in this country, and they were widely separated. The ties of nativity were sufficiently strong to attract Dr. MOSGROVE to the home of his old friend, and in 1818 he packed his possessions in a wagon and with his wife trudged away to the far west - for Urbana was on the frontier then - and they arrived here in the latter part of June. We believe that there are but fourteen persons now living in Urbana who were here at that time, and but two who were then over eighteen years of age.
A few hundred dollars of coin constituted the wealth of Dr. MOSGROVE at that time, and in accordance with the prevailing sentiment of safe investments, he put it into real estate, at the very high prices which ruled in that year. Within the ensuing year the prices of land declined fully two-thirds, and , as he retained the lands he bought up to his death, a delay of a year or two in the purchases of lands would have made a vast difference in the fortune possessed at his death. The old frame house still standing west of the Weaver house, was purchased with the tier of lots west to Walnut and south to Market streets. In this house he resided for anumber of years until the new residence was built on the north west corner of the same ground, and where he resided to the day of his death.
The only political office he ever held was Deputy U.S. Marshal, in 1830, in which year he took the census of Champaign county. He was a strict Democrat, but always lived in a township, county, and District which was opposed to him in politics. The party has several times placed him in nomination for representative in Congress, and for Senator in the Ohio Legislature. But with overwhelming majorities against the party, it was never anticipated that an election was possible.
In 1834 he was married a second time, to Frances A. FOLEY, a daughter of John FOLEY, a distinguished citizen of Clark county. She survives the doctor, though now in feeble health.Of his family yet living in this city, there remain John A. MOSGROVE, the eldest son, with two children viz: Mrs. Frances BACON, of Logansport, Ind., Dr. S. M. MOSGROVE and Emma MOSGROVE, of Urbana; Dr. W. A. MOSGROVE, Maggie MOSGROVE and James M. MOSGROVE, sons and daughter of Col. W. F. MOSGROVE, the second son, who died here in 1870, and Dr. James M. MOSGROVE, the youngest son.
Dr. MOSGROVE was a regular practitioner in Urbana for more than half a century, and well-known in a circuit of one hundred miles in diameter, while his professional services were very frequently demanded beyond that limit. For a number of years he practiced alone, but afterwards became associated with
Dr. J. S. CARTER Sr., who died in 1852, and their extensive practice was continued for many years.
In those early times roads were scarce, many of the trails were blazed on trees and the country was largely marked by numerous cowpaths, with all of which Dr. MOSGROVE was familiar. Physicians then went horseback, and he being noted as a splendid horseman, rather enjoyed the long and sometimes rough trips over the country, and sometimes he would hitch his horse in the woods at night, rather than unduly tire his favored animal, taking his own needed sleep on the ground.
Strong and robust, a picture of perfect health, and possessed of a kind and affectionate disposition, his coming was hailed with delight by the sick, who confided in his professional ability, and by the strong to whom he imparted a share of pleasantry and good humor. He was temperate in all things and never given to the drinking of ardent spirits even at a day when custom almost demanded it. Called once to Circleville to assist in an important surgical operation, as was the invariable custom then amongst surgeons, the decanter was passed to everyone present before the operation was commenced, and as stoutly as he was urged to drink so stoutly did he refuse, until he finally compromised with the gentlemen by taking his first chew of tobacco from which he circumstances he dated a modest habit of chewing, which he maintained through life.
Indomitable courage and industry were remarkable traits of his character. Whatever he undertook to accomplish he perseveringly pursued with all the energy of a strong nature, and he was generally successful in his undertakings. No storm, no event, nothing ever prevented his regular visitation of patients, and no obstacle could successfully intervene between him and his professional duty. A strongly defined sense of honor and the excellencies of old style manners (now, unhappily, so nearly obsolete) were features of character that marked him clearly as a courteous gentlemen, to whom acquaintances became friends.
Some ten years ago Dr. MOSGROVE was remarked as a hale and hearty gentleman who had preserved himself, and really looked twenty years younger than his actual age. He met with an accident at that time, however, by which one of his limbs was broken, and from that day he began to decline. For the past three years he has been quite feeble, rallying at times sufficiently to go about the city, and even enjoyed himself in intercourse with his friends.
He lived an active, steady, and consistent life, and died quietly and peacefully, at his home, Wednesday, March 10, 1875, in his 85th year. The funeral services was delivered by Rev. J. B. BRITTON, pastor of the Episcopal Church of this city, of which Dr. MOSGROVE has long been a worthy member, and the interment was conducted by the Raper Commandery, Knights Templar, in the presence of a concourse of his friends, old and young, who had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect and esteem to an old citizen, an honest man, and a worthy gentleman. Submitted by Bill Lingrell
MOSGROVE -- Urbana Daily Citizen, Wednesday, December 11, 1957.
Charles K. MOSGROVE, Member Of Old Urbana Family, Dies Today -- Charles K. MOSGROVE, of 218 South Main street, a member of one of the oldest families in Urbana, died at 7:20 a.m. today in Mercy Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted Tuesday night. Born in Urbana he was the son of Dr. William MOSGROVE and Irene BENNETT Mosgrove. His grandfather, Dr. Adam MOSGROVE, was one of the first practicing physicians in Urbana. A member of the Church of the Epiphany in Urbana, Mr. MOSGROVE's family were charter members of the church. He is survived by a brother, Joseph, of California. The body was taken to the Don A. Neff funeral home where friends may call tonight. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Church of the Epiphany. Reverend David A. STAMBAUGH will officiate. Burial will be made in Oak Dale Cemetery. Submitted by Bill Lingrell
MOSGROVE -- Urbana Daily Citizen, Thursday, October 23, 1952 -- Mrs. Mosgrove Dies Wednesday in Mercy Hospital -- Mrs. Anna "Nanny" FISHER Mosgrove, 323 Miami St., died in Mercy Memorial hospital at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 22. Born in Cincinnatti, she was the daughter of William and Louise Elsnera FISHER. Her husband, Dr. Samuel Miller MOSGROVE, a well known doctor in Urbana, died October 22, 1913. Survivors of Mrs. MOSGROVE are a nephew, Phillip FISHER, of Philadelphia, Penn.; a niece, Mrs. Dorothy Fisher WILSON, of Monterey, California; and several great nieces. The body was taken to Humphreys and Son funeral home where friends may call Friday evening. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 25, in the residence on Miami Street by Rev. H.R. WEICHERT, rector of the church of Epiphany. Entombment will be in the Mosgrove Mausoleum in Oak Dale Cemetery. Submitted by Bill Lingrell