Champaign County Obituaries P
PEACOCK -- ST PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 18 January 1945
Letters have been received by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence PEACOCK from the Adjutant General's office relative to their son Sgt. Eldon PEACOCK's death which occurred October 22, 1944, while serving with the U.S. Air Corps, based in England.
Rev. BOYER, pastor of the Jackson Center church, where Eldon wa a member, also recieved a letter from the Chaplain of the 2nd Station Complement Sqdn., which said, "He wa killed in action October 22, 1944 over Thurleigh, England when he received multiple extensive injuries as a result of an aircraft collision on return from a combat mission. Elson was given a Christian burial and all the honors of a military funeral on October 28, 1944. The service was conducted Protestant. The body was interred in an American cemetary in England. I, myself, (Chap. Leslie Williams) conducted the funeral at which many of Sgt. PEACOCK's buddies were present.
PENCE The Times Citizen, Wednesday, 6 September 1905
IN PARIS, Death Overtook Abram Pence While in Search of Health. Was Born Near Westville And Was Related To Residents of this City and County. Made His Home in Chicago for Many Years, Where He Had Built Up a Lucrative Practice of Law. Word was received in this city Wednesday morning announcing the death of Attorney Abram Pence, of Chicago, in Paris, France, on Tuesday. His death was very sudden and while it was known that he was in poor health the news of his death is a great shock to his sisters and relatives living here. Born Near Westville. Mr. Pence was born and raised near Westville and was about 70 years of age. Soon after his admission to the practice of law he removed to Chicago and there he has since made his home. He was a man of brilliant attainments and had built up a lucrative practice in Chicago. Went to Europe. For some time his health has been failing and last fall he gave up his practice and with his wife and tow daughters left for Italy in the hope that the climate there would restore his failing health. In company with his family he had toured continental Europe after leaving Italy and had reached Paris before the final summons came. Related Over County. The decedent was a brother of Mrs. Amanda Burke, of this city; Mrs. Margaret Herrett, of Westville; and of the last Moses Pence, of Concord township. Squire Smith Pence, of Concord, is a nephew of the decedent. The message simply conveyed the intelligence of his death and said nothing regarding the funeral arrangements. It is quite probable, however, that the body will be brought here or Chicago for interment.
PENCE ADAM PENCE (Born 23 January 1828; died 23 January
1917) Undated obit from an unnamed newspaper
Aged Veteran Succumbs Tuesday - Adam Pence, a Mad River Township Farmer, Is Buried Today. At the age of eighty-nine, Adam Pence died at his home two miles southeast of Terre Haute, Tuesday morning. Mr. Pence was born upon the farm upon which he died, January 23, 1828. Mrs. Pence died many years ago and the deceased, together with an unmarried son, William, kept bachelor quarters on the old farm. He leaves another son, and two daughters. They are James Pence and Mrs. Marley Evilsizor, of Mad River township and Mrs. Rose Hanna, living in Iowa.
The deceased was a veteran of the Civil war serving in Co. I, 134th O. V. I. His entire life was spent in farming pursuits and he had a wide acquaintance all over the county.
Funeral services were held to-day from the M. E. church, Terre Haute. Interment at Nettle Creek cemetery.
PENCE ANDREW PENCE (Born 22 March 1830; died 11 November 1916) Undated obit from an unnamed newspaper
Andrew Pence died Saturday at the home of his son, Samuel Pence, north of Millerstown. He was past eighty-six years of age, having been born March 22, 1830. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. R. Mohler from the Millerstown Baptist church at 10 o'clock a.m., Monday. Interment was made in the Spring Grove Cemetery.
He was married to Eliza Ann Gerringer, April 22, 1851. To this union were born four sons and four daughters, one daughter dying in infancy.
The wife died about 25 years ago.
Besides his children, he leaves to mourn his loss, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mrs. John Norman of this place is a daughter.
In his active days, he was a liberal supporter of the churches and it can be said of him in those days no person who applied to him for favors or assistance was ever disappointed.
PENCE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN A. PENCE Champaign County Democrat, dated 11 August 1920
B. F. A. Pence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Pence, was born in this immediate neighborhood, July 17, 1845. Having almost reached the seventy-fifth milestone on life's great highway and being weary he lay down in the quite of the morning hours of July 9th, to await the coming of that One who for more than a half century has been his constant and affectionate companion sharing in all the joys and blessings of a most successful career.
He was united in marriage to Josephine R. Hill, June 12th, 188867. To this union were born two sons, who died in infancy, and two daughters: Mrs. Georgia Cox, who resides in Oberlin and thus has been compelled to love her father in absence, yet whose good fortune it was recently to spend several weeks with her father and to receive that affection for which she had so many times yearned, and Miss Blanche, whose hands have ever been ready and anxious to minister to an equally attached father has been his constant companion during his entire life.
He is also survived by one granddaughter, Audrey Cox, of whom he was justly proud; by one brother, George, whose presence made the end of the journey easier, three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin of Dayton, Mrs. Lottie Baker of Urbana, Mrs. Amanda Smith of St. Paris and a host of admiring friends. What greater heritage can any father transmit to his children than a good name and such living remembrance?
He was a man strong in body, mind and character; clean in his habits, with a high regard for truth and justice among his fellow men, and an abiding reverence of the Sabbath day. He ever practiced that most beautiful precept left by our Master for he fed the hungry, clothed the naked, and bound up the wounds of the afflicted.
He loved the beautiful in live stock, in nature, in art, and in music with a keen discernment between the perfect and the imperfect. He was a man to whom the writer would go as a father for counsel; and in whose ripeness of experience there was a wisdom and safe guidance.
The was a friend who knew no ... (cut off)
PENCE ELBA J. W. PENCE (born 1876; died 18 September 1925) Undated obit from an unnamed newspaper
Elba J. W. Pence died Friday at his home at Lockington Dam, south of Sidney after an illness of Bright's disease. He was past 49 years of age.
Before moving to Sidney, R. R. No. 8, he had been a resident of east of St. Paris for a number of years. He taught school for several years in Johnson township and conducted a dairy for some time, delivering milk to St. Paris patrons.
He is survived by his wife, and eleven children, also his father, Lewis Pence of Springfield. In addition a host of other relatives and friends are left to mourn his death.
Funeral services were held from the late home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, burial following in Spring Grove cemetery.
MRS. EMILY PENCE (died 8 May 1921) Undated obit from an unnamed newspaper
"The following clipping from a Springfield paper tells of the death of a former Johnson township lady, who was well known in the vicinity of Millerstown where the family lived for many years.
Mrs. Emily Pence, 69 years old, wife of Lewis E. Pence, died Tuesday at 8 p.m. at her home, 229 West Euclid avenue, after an illness of three months.
Mrs. Pence was born in German township, near Lawrenceville, May 8, 1852. She was held in high esteem by her many friends. She is survived by her husband and five children: Elba Pence, who lives near Sidney; Claude Pence of Springfield; Mrs. Ora Wishart, Miss Verda Pence and Miss Tima Pence of Cleveland, and a brother, Jonas Overholtzer of near Lawrenceville.
Funeral services were held from the home Thursday, May 10, 10:30 a.m., buried in Ferncliff cemetery, Springfield."
PENCE ISAAC ADAM PENCE Obit from an unnamed newspaper,
"1 May 1941" penciled in Isaac Adam Pence Dies At Age 62
Isaac Adam Pence, 62, St. Paris farmer, died Thursday at 7 p.m. in the home of his brother, John, three miles north of Terre Haute, following a two week's illness.
Mr. Pence was born Nov. 2, 1879, and is survived by the brother in whose home he died.
The body was removed to the Ira Frank funeral home, St. Paris, where burial services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Paul Cramer, pastor of the Terre Haute Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Nettle Creek Cemetery.
PENCE JOHN CLEMENT PENCE Undated obit from an unnamed newspaper
New Carlisle. After a five week illness John C. Pence, 72, died at Stouder Memorial Hospital, Troy, at 4:55 a.m. Saturday.
Born near St. Paris July 6, 1875, the retired farmer had lived south of St. Paris on Route 55. He was a life resident of Champaign County.
He is survived by two brothers, Charles and Fletcher, both of St. Paris, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Freda Flora, Newcastle, Pa.
The body was removed to the Doom Brothers funeral home, New Carlisle, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in charge of Elder Jess Shoup. The body will be taken to Cincinnati Tuesday for cremation.
PENCE JOSEPHINE R. HILL PENCE (Born 12 July 1848; died 20 June
1928) Undated obit from an unnamed newspaper
Died On Farm Where She Had Lived During Entire Wedded Life
On last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock were held the funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Pence, widow of the late B. F. A. Pence, at the home two miles southwest of St. Paris. Her death occurred on Wednesday about 4 o'clock p.m. Rev. W. G. Price, Universalist minister of Columbus, was in charge. Rev. Paul Hoffman sang the hymns, accompanied by Mrs. Hoffman at the piano and Miss Frances Fromme of Urbana on the violin. Interment was made on the family lot in Spring Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Pence has been in ill health for over a year but was able to be about the home until a few days prior to her death when her condition continued to grow more critical with complications.
Mrs. Pence was the daughter of John and Hannah Hill, having been born July 12, 1848 on the farm now owned by James Coddington, north of Conover, Ohio. She was united in marriage to B. F. A. Pence on her 19th birthday anniversary, June 12, 1867.
They established their home on the farm where she spent the remainder of her life. Living for several years in a small house, they erected a new home in the same yard and it was this place that was destroyed by fire the 26th of last January. Mrs. Pence again made her home in the original small structure and it was in this that she passed away at the age of 80 years. A beautiful new home is under construction on the site of the one that burned and it was in this house that the funeral services were held amid lavish floral tributes.
The large attendance at the services was a mute evidence of the high esteem in which she was held and cordial friendships she had made.
Two daughters survive. They are Mrs. Georgia Cox of Cleveland and Miss Blanche, who lived with her mother and who for may years had devoted her affection and constant care to her mother's comfort. A granddaughter, Miss Audra Cox of Cleveland also survives. Mr. Pence died July 9, 1920.
PENCE LIZZIE PENCE
Undated obit from an unnamed newspaper
Miss Lizzie, daughter of Amos and Clarinda Pence was born September 15, 1855, and died August 20, 1892, aged 36 years, 11 months and 5 days. She united with the Myrtle Tree Baptist church in 1877 and ever remained an exemplary christian. Religion which had been her stay in life and during he long and severe illness was her comfort in death. She was of a quite and retiring disposition and loved by all who knew her. Not only will she be greatly missed in her own home where she leaves father, mother, six sisters and one brother, but she will be missed by her large circle of friends who have so long hoped for her recovery. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Myrtle Tree and were conducted in the presence of a large audience by Rev. James Randle, of West Liberty, - who baptized her at the time of her conversion - assisted by Revs. Thomas and Sherman, the pastor. Interment in Myrtle Tree cemetery.
PENCE MARY ELIZABETH FRANK PENCE "1922" penciled in on an obit
from an unknown newspaper Mrs. Pence is Taken - The Funeral Services of Well
Known Lady Will Be Held Friday
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Pence, wife of Rev. Isaac Pence, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness that had extended over about a year. During the last few weeks she had been in a very critical condition.
Mrs. Pence was born September 9, 1855 on a farm five miles north of St. Paris, her maiden name being Frank. Her marriage to Isaac Pence occurred June 23, 1872, their golden wedding anniversary having occurred last June.
Early in life she was converted and joined the Mt. Pleasant Baptist church where she always retained her membership. She was a devout christian lady and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her.
The husband and three children survive, three children having preceded her in death. The living are Ira Pence, Mrs. Chloea Downey of Rosewood and Mrs. Olive Quilling of Lima. Two brothers and three sisters also survive. They are John and William Frank, Mrs. Alice Pence, Mrs. Harlean Myers of St. Paris and Mrs. Emma Curl of Quincy.
Rev. N. Y. Mathews will be in charge of the funeral services which will be held from the Mt. Pleasant church Friday morning at 10:30. Burial will take place in Rosedale cemetery.
PENCE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 27 June 1929
The body of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth NORMAN PENCE , 76 years of age, was found Monday evening in an orchard near her home, one mile east of Millerstown. Coroner I. W. ARMPRIESTER pronounced death due a stroke of apoplexy.
Mrs. PENCE was found by her sister, Rebecca NORMAN, when she became alarmed by her absence and started a search. Mrs. PENCE had gone to the orchard near by to bury a chicken, when she was suddenly stricken.
She was the widow of John E. PENCE , who preceded her in death nine years ago. Those who survive are three sons, Clarence PENCE , St. Paris; A. P. PENCE , north of Urbana; F. G. PENCE , Detroit; three brothers, John NORMAN, St. Paris; Benjamin NORMAN, Millerstown and Joseph NORMAN with whom she made her home, and two sisters, Rebecca NORMAN at home and Mrs. Anna WELLER of Shelby county.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Carl KAMMEYER, pastor of the St. Paris Lutheran church at the Community church in Millerstwon. Burial was made in Spring Grove cemetery by Jones and Frank funeral directors.
PENCE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 17 April
Elizabeth PENCE , widow of Henry PENCE , died at 5:30 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of her grandson, Marley PENCE , three miles south west of St. Paris. She had passed her 87th year of age.
Mrs. PENCE was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James SMITH and was born in Virginia, September 4, 1836. In 1854 she was united in marriage to Henry PENCE who died a few years ago. The following children survive: Mrs. Susannie LOUDENBACK, Mrs. Clarence KELLEY, George and Joseph PENCE all of St. Paris and William PENCE of Wapakoneta. There are eleven grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren living besides one sister, Mrs. Nancy SAGER of Tremont City and two brothers, Joseph and Henry SMITH of St. Paris.
Mrs. PENCE was for many years a member of Mt. Zion Baptish church and was a devout Christian lady and a devoted mother.
The funeral services were held from the Mt. Zion church at 1 o'clock Wednesday in charge of Rev. Isaac PENCE . Interment was made in Mt. Zion cemetery, Lowell Jones, undertaker in charge.
PENCE-- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 9 November 1944
George E. PENCE, 89, retired farmer died Monday evening after being ill three weeks. A native of Champaign County he was the son of Harry and Elizabeth S. PENCE. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist church.
He is survived by a son A. C. PENCE, superintendent of schools at Coshocton' a son-in-law, Wilbur WIANT; a sister, Etta KELLEY of Indiana and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. Samuel FURROW in charge. Pallbearers were: O. E. BEATY, R. M. KITE, F. M. APPLE, Perry APPLE, Charles STAPLETON and B. A. TAYLOR. Burial was in Spring Grove cemetery.
PENCE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs 6 May 1909
Mrs. Nancy E. PENCE , wife of Adam PENCE , died at the home one and one half miles southeast of Westville, Wednesday, May 5th at 8:00 p.m. She was born in Jackson township, Nov. 26, 1828, being about 80 years of age at her death. Funeral services will take place tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at Nettle Creek church, Rev. Thom. WILLIAMS officiating. Intermient will be made at Westville cemetery.
PENCE -- St. PARIS DISPATCH, Thurs. 22 Jul 1954
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Richeson-Wickham Funeral Home for Martha M. PENCE. Rev. mason Grove officiated. Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris.
Mrs. PENCE had been a patient in the Memorial hospital, Piqua, for several days following a heart attack. she died at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday.
A native of Salem, WV, Mrs. PENCE was born July 29, 1875 a daughter of James and Sarah Virginia Ross SUTTON. She was a member of the St. Paris Baptist Church.
Surviving Mrs. PENCE are five brothers, George SUTTON of New York City, Albert of St. Paris, Martin of Conover, Route 1, Eli of Piqua and Marion of Columbus, and two sisters, Mrs. Ada PENCE of St. Paris and Mrs. Elizabeth VENRICK of Plain City. Her husband died in 1948.
PENCE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. June 4, 1942
Stephen A. Douglas PENCE , 83, passed away at 2:40 A. M. Saturday at Piqua Memorial hospital after being ill for a few days. He was a native of this community and had spent all his life near here being engaged in farming until a few years ago when he moved to St. Paris to make his home with his nephew, Don LUXON.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Bert Richeson funeral home with Rev. Harry MANNING in charge. Burial was in the cemetery at Fletcher.
Survuvors include four brothers Fletch, Emmett, John and Charles PENCE all living in this community.
PENQUITE -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 19 Mar 1925, pg
Emma, the wife of S. H. PENQUITE died at her home in Dialton at 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, due from paralysis of eight weeks duration. She was 64 years of age. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter , Glenna COVELL at home and stepson, Pearl PENQUITE of Springfield.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 from the Newson chapel church, Rev. Paul --ker being in charge. Burial at Newson cemetery by Bert Richeson, undertaker.
PERRY -- DAVID S. PERRY. The Urbana Citizen, dated 29 January 1917.
D. S. Perry Died Monday Morning Rather Suddenly
HAD BEEN ILL BUT THOUGHT TO BE HOLDING HIS OWN
WAS URBANA'S MOST WEALTHY RESIDENT
Estate Conservatively Estimated at $200,000 -- Prominent Manufacturer.
The community was shocked by the report of the death of David S. Perry, probably Urbana's wealthiest and one of her most prominent citizens Monday morning [29 January 1917] at 3:30 o'clock at his home on North Main Street. It was not generally known that Mr. Perry was seriously ill and his death came as a decided surprise to his many friends and acquaintances. Since Thanksgiving he has been in failing health and for the past week had been bedfast. While his condition during the past four days had been serious, repeated rallies had served to encourage the members of the family and even on Saturday he had taken nourishment for the first time in several days and that was counted an encouraging sign. Death was due to pneumonia contracted about a week ago, although he had had considerable trouble with his heart. His physician, Dr. Marlo Houston, stated Monday that Mr. Perry had been a very sick man for some time and that he had not left the house for two months. Dr. Houston had ! been i n constant attendance during the past few days and noted the rapid decline.
Native of Pennsylvania
Mr. Perry was born in Franklin, Venango county, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1837 and was within a few days of his eightieth birthday. He was of Scottish origin. The parents of the subject of this sketch, John and Mary (Smith) Perry, were born , reared and married in Pennsylvania. Here was born five sons and three daughters, one son and two daughters of which besides Mr. Perry, are deceased.
Mr. Perry moved to Champaign county in 1862, locating on a farm on the Ludlow road. Here he engaged in the raising of broom corn and grew to be one of the experts in that line of farm products. He engaged in the manufacture of brooms in a small way, using a part of his crops to that end. In 1886 he came to Urbana, where his two brothers James and William, had a broom shop. He entered the business with them forming the Perry Brothers' Broom Company and going into the manufacture of brooms upon an extensive scale.
Had Large Broom Factory
Their shop became one of the largest in the country and was a power in the industry. Later the brothers, desiring to go west, sold out their interests to the late Joseph White and, after a successful term as Perry & White, Mr. Perry sold out his interests to J. D. Valentine and the company became known as White, Valentine & Co., which still flourishes. Mr. Perry's activities took new lines and about twelve years ago with other local capitalists, organized the Urbana Packing Company which is one of the city's best industries. Mr. Perry also owned extensive farm holdings and at the time of his death was one of the richest, if not the richest men in Champaign county. His estate is conservatively estimated at $200,000. He was vice president of the Citizen's National Bank and was identified in other local enterprises.
He was married on March 30, 1864, to Susan L. Madden and to this union three children were born, two daughters surviving with the wife. The daughters are Mrs. Alice Offenbacher and Mrs. Elva Shyrigh. A son David Good Perry, died July 27, 1887, at the age of seventeen years. Three brothers, James and William now of Indianapolis, and John of Venice, California and a sister Mrs. John Snyder of Urbana also survive. Two sisters, Mrs. David Carey and Miss Anna Perry are deceased.
Mr. Perry united with the First Methodist church in 1874 and had been an active member since that time, contributing largely to the organization and lending it his strong moral support. By nature he was modest, quiet and most kindly. Never a harsh word was spoken and gentleness and kindness played the big part in his life. He held the respect and esteem of a wide circle of friends both in a business way and socially. He will be missed in business and church circles as well as in his home where he was a gentle companion and a kind parent.
The funeral arrangements had not been completed at noon, Monday and word from the brothers in the west was expected before these arrangements would be announced.
[Another article in a 31 January 1917 newspaper described D. S. Perry's funeral:]
Simplicity Marks End
LAST SAD RITES FOR D. S. PERRY IN KEEPING WITH THE LIFE HE HAD LIVED.
The funeral of the late D. S. Perry was held from his home on North Main street Wednesday afternoon and was largely attended. Many prominent citizens gathered to pay honor to the friend they had known, both in a business and a social way. The directorships of the Citizens' Bank and the Urbana Packing Company, in both of which the deceased had held offices, and the official board of the First Methodist church, in which Mr. Perry had been prominent, attended in a body and presented resolutions of regret upon the death of their brother and friend.
The services were in charge of Rev. J. H. Denney of the First Methodist church and were impressive in their simplicity. The minister spoke of the many excellent qualities of the deceased and the excellent example his life had been for others. Two favorite hymns, one of them, Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar", were read impressively by the minister.
Beautiful flowers, a number of them elaborate set pieces, were tendered by friends, both as individuals and organizations.
The interment was made in the family burial lot in Oak Dale Cemetery. The following were the pall bearers: W. R. Wilson, J. D. Valentine, Philip Morgan, Julius Rasmussen and I. O. Tritt. G. S. Tarbox, of Arcola, Illinois, a broomcorn man, with a friendship for the deceased of many years' duration, was present and was an honorary pallbearer.
Among those from a distance were James Perry, a brother of the deceased, and wife of Indianapolis; Rev. George Carey, a nephew, of Troy, and Rev. C. D. Munsey, a friend of many years, now a resident of South Charleston. William Perry, of Indianapolis, a traveling salesman, too far away to arrive in time for the funeral, and John Perry, another brother, residing in California, were not present.
The Citizen's National Bank and the National Bank of Urbana closed in honor of the deceased and remained closed during the time of the funeral. The Urbana Packing Company also closed down during the funeral period.
Submitted by Chuck Carey.
PERRY -- FRANCETTA (Snyder) PERRY. Urbana Daily Citizen, dated 2 November 1876.
Mrs. Fransettie [sic] Perry, wife of James Perry, was born in Rensselaer county, N.Y., April 6, 1848, and died October 11, 1876. Being engaged near a fire her dress caught fire, and her husband being a short distance away, did not know of the sad accident until the flames had communicated to her entire clothing. His greatest efforts only relieved her from immediate death. The poor woman sufFered untold physical agony from Monday until Wednesday morning, when she closed her pilgrimage in great peace. In July last they buried an infant, and though sister Perry had never professed religion, nor had a church relation, yet she had intended to become religious and join church, and in her general deportment as neighbor, wife and mother, she had but few equals. She desired baptism and church recognition before she died, and said, exultingly, "I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb," sang parts of hymns, and exultingly said, "I soon shall be with Willy," and seemed to be in perfect ! ecstac y until she peacefully died, without a struggle.
Submitted by Chuck Carey.
PERRY -- JAMES PERRY (born 20 October 1839, died 29 November 1936). Undated obituary, from an unidentified Indianapolis newspaper:
'TAPS' WILL SOUND FOR JAMES PERRY
Services Wednesday for Veteran, 97, Believed Oldest in Indiana G.A.R.
As "taps" echo through the valleys of Crown Hills cemetery Wednesday, a little group of civil war veterans will bow heads in tribute to James Perry, age ninety-seven, believed to have been the oldest member of the G. A. R. organization in Indiana, who died Sunday in his home, 2425 College avenue. Funeral services will be held preceding at 2 p.m. in the home.
Born in Venango county, Pennsylvania, Mr. Perry moved to Ohio with his family at age six. The trip was made by flatboat on the Ohio river. He served with the 134th Ohio volunteers in the civil war and was honorably discharged in 1865. Moving to Indianapolis in 1889, he established a broom manufacturing company and remained in that business until retiring twenty-five years ago. He was active in his hobby of gardening until stricken with his last illness a week ago.
Survivors are five sons, Sherman Perry, Ed Perry, Ralph Perry, Dick Perry, all of Indianapolis, and Walter Perry, Tacoma, Wash.; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Bradley, Mrs. Edythe Scott, both of Indianapolis; Mrs. Velma Hawkins, Shelbyville, and Mrs. Fannie Bean, Walla Walla, Wash.; a brother, William Perry, New Augusta; thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Chuck Carey.
PERRY -- JOHN PERRY (from unknown, undated source)
John Perry was born December 5th, 1802, in Venango County, Pa., and died May 23, 1889, near Urbana, Ohio, aged 86 years, 6 months and 18 days. On the 4th of June, 1834, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Smith, who for forty-six years worked faithfully by his side, and then, about nine years ago, passed on before him to the better world. They had nine children, five of them boys and four of them girls. Seven are still living. One died in infancy, while Anna, well-known to many here present, died in Los Angeles, California, March 5, 1887. Of those still living, one, S. M. Perry, is in California; while James and William live in Indianapolis and John L. resides in Kansas. Mrs. Snyder and Mrs. Carey, as also D. S. Perry, reside in or near Urbana.
Father Perry left the place of his nativity in 1847, the five oldest children having been born in Pennsylvania. He and his family descended the Alleghany and Ohio Rivers in a family boat constructed for the purpose, to a point near Gallipolis, Gallia county, Ohio, where they resided for three years. From there they removed to Piqua, Miami county, Ohio, and from there, in 1862, to Champaign county, where he has lived most of the time since, except two years in Indiana and Kansas, while living with his children.
Father Perry was originally a member of the Seceder church, now the United Presbyterian, having been united with that religious body in early boyhood, and was one of the strictest of the sect, and especially so in regard to Sabbath observance. His children still have a vivid recollection of the Shorter Catechism, and the invariably enforced rule with the older children was to read from three to six chapters of the New Testament and to recite portions of the Catechism every Sabbath, while laughing aloud, whistling or any other amusement was not permitted.
During his residence in Indiana in 1867, there being at that point no United Presbyterian church, he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and has ever since been a very enthusiastic member of that denomination. He greatly prized, appreciated and enjoyed the institutions of Methodism, especially the class meeting, which he loved as few love it, and which he never failed to attend as long as his health would permit. Brother Perry had a profound experimental knowledge of religion. He was quite familiar with the Scriptures and with the best hymns of the church. His class meeting experience added to his store of religious knowledge. He was of an emotional temperament and it was a common thing for him to break out in praises to God when some blessed truth of religion had been uttered. His favorite expression was "Glory to God", which he always spoke slowly and with emphasis, indicative of the reality of the feeling corresponding to the words. I saw him and conversed with him quite often, and his religious fervor was like an unfailing stream, for it had its source in the fountain of eternal life.
The one thing that impressed me most in Father Perry was the blessedness and comfort which genuine religion gives to its possessor in age and feebleness extreme. Although he had every care and attention which could be bestowed upon him by loving hands, and was constantly surrounded by loving hearts, yet Christ was his portion, and in Him he found his chief joy in his declining years. He loved society, but it was the society of the godly; and when with them he seldom talked except upon the subject of religion, the one subject of all absorbing interest to him. -- C. W. Rishell.
Submitted by Chuck Carey.
PERRY -- MARY ANN (Smith) PERRY (born 25 July 1810). The Urbana Citizen, dated 16 December 1880.
Died at her residence on Church Street 13th Dec, Mrs Mary A Perry, aged 70 years.
Submitted by Chuck Carey.
PERRY -- SUSAN L. (Madden) PERRY (died 16 Mar 1926). Undated obit from an unnamed newspaper
MRS. D. S. PERRY DIES AT HOME SUNDAY MORN
Well Known Long Time Resident of City Succumbs to Ravages of Time.
Mrs. Susan L. Madden Perry, widow of the late D. S. Perry, died at her home in North Main Street, Sunday at 2:30 a.m., following an illness of about a month, due to the infirmities of old age.
She was a daughter of Perry G. and Polly Madden and was born in this county, September 4, 1838, and had lived here her entire life of more than 87 years, in Champaign county and Urbana, having been a resident of the city for more than 45 years or since 1880 when, following her marriage to Mr. Perry, they removed to Urbana from a farm northeast of Urbana.
Mrs. Perry was the mother of three children, two of whom survive. These are Mrs. Mary Alice Offenbacher and Mrs. Martha Elva Shyrigh, both of Urbana. A son David Good Perry died on July 27, 1887. In addition to the two daughters, two grandchildren, Mrs. John Thackery and Mrs. Robert Baker, together with five great grandchildren survive. A sister, Mrs. Martha Pearce of Chicago, also survives. Mr. Perry, the husband, died a number of years ago. They were married on March 30, 1864, by Rev. W. B. Jackson, one of the pioneer Methodist ministers of Urbana, in the home of the bride's parents, in Wayne township. Mr. Perry and her husband were long time active members of the Methodist church, the latter having united with that organization February 10, 1874 and remained a faithful member until she was called to the Church Triumphant Sunday Morning.
Funeral services will be held from the home, 412 North Main street, on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., in charge of Rev. J. S. Altman, pastor of the M. E. church. Interment will be made in Oak Dale cemetery by the side of her husband and son, under the direction of Humphreys and son.
Submitted by Chuck Carey.
PINE--The Capital December 26, 2000
Carroll "Ray" Pine, 64, of Nanticoke in Wicomico County, died Dec. 20 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Rosewood, Ohio, Mr. Pine was an Army veteran and was employed by Eastern Tunnel Corp. of Ellicott City as a heavy equipment operator and supervisor for 20 years. He was the founder of the J & D Hunting Club of Quantico in Wicomico County. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and teaching children firearms safety. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Pine of Nanticoke; one son, Bryan Pine of Ohio; two daughters, Melissa Woolley of Ohio and Carol Pine Wilson of Glen Burnie; four stepchildren, Thomas Masters of Nashville, Tenn., Juanita Ehmke of Odenton, Scott Masters of Crownsville and Ricky Masters of Glen Burnie; and one brother, Richard Pine of Rosewood. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Esta (O'Bryant) Pine; and one brother, Robert Lee Pine. Visitation will be for one hour before the 1 p.m. funeral tomorrow at the Messick Funeral Home in Bivalve in Wicomico County. Burial will be at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.
Submitted by Mike Welty
PINE -- Urbana Daily Citizen July 11, 1980
ROSEWOOD - Esta E. Pine, 77, Rosewood, died at 11:58 a.m. Thursday in the emergency room of Wilson Hospital, Sidney, shortly after arriving there. Mrs. Pine had been in failing health for the past six months. A former employee of the Rosewood exchange of United Telephone Co., she was born Aug. 28, 1902, in Champaign County, a daughter of Franklin and Emma Curl O'Bryant. She was member of Rosewood United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Richard of Rosewood and Ray of Crownsville, MD.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. Her husband, Luther, died in 1970. A son and three sisters also are deceased. Her body was taken to Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, St. Paris, where friends may call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Glenn Herman, pastor of Rosewood United Methodist Church, will officiate at services at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.Burial will be made in Rosedale cemetery.
Submitted by Mike Welty
PINE --Urbana Daily Citizen July 14, 1980
ROSEWOOD - Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, St. Paris, for Mrs. Esta Pine, 77, of Rosewood. She died at 11:58 a.m. Thursday in Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. The Rev. Glen Herman, pastor of the Rosewood United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery. The pallbearers were Allen and Bryan Pine, Joe Welty, Rick Nitchman, Howard Frank, and Cecil Davis.
Submitted by Mike Welty
PINE Urbana Daily Citizen May 7, 1991
DEGRAFF - Robert Allen Pine, 39, of 8000 West State Route 29, DeGraff, died Friday, May 4, 1991, at 9:24 p.m. in Union County Memorial Hospital, Marysville, after becoming ill at work. He was born in Sidney on September 1, 1951. Employed by Honda of America, Marysville, he was a member of the Rosewood United Methodist Church. A 1969 graduate of Graham High School, he was a member of the Graham Boosters Association and the Mitchell Field Association, St. Paris. Survivors include his parents, Richard D. and Norma Lee (Everett) Pine of Rosewood; his wife, Beverly A. (Gorman), whom he married Aug. 29, 1971; two sons, Brad of Camp LeJune, N. C., where he is stationed with the U. S. Marine Corps, and Ryan, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Julie) Welty of Christiansburg and Mrs. Steve (Debbie) Cook of DeGraff; and two nieces. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Rosewood United Methodist Church. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Gary Utz, assisted by the Rev. William Blain Jr. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery, near Conover. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, St. Paris. Friends may also may call at the church on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until the service. Contributions may be made to the Riverside Emergency Squad, DeGraff, or to the Mitchell Field Association, St. Paris.
Submitted by Mike Welty
PINE--Piqua Daily Call June 11, 1970
Fred Pine, 70, of Rosewood, Adams Township, Champaign County trustee for 20 years, died Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. in his home. He had been ill 20 years. Born in Harrison Township, Champaign County, Aug. 4, 1899, he was the son of Maley and Rose Anne McNeal Pine. He was a lifelong resident of Champaign County. He married the former Esta O'Bryant, March 18, 1925 in Miami County. He was a member of the Concord Church and a former carpenter. Surviving are his wife and two sons, Richard of Rosewood, and Ray of Rt. 2, St. Paris; five grandchildren and one half-brother, Harry Hutchinson of Chicago, Ill. One son is deceased. The Rev. M. C. Macklin of Dayton will conduct services Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Baker Funeral Home, St. Paris. Friends may call Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening, and until the hour of services Sunday.
Submitted by Mike Welty
PLACE-- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 25 Sep 1941, pg
James W. PLACE, 80, died Monday at 5 P.M. at his home on Springfield Route 3, from infirmities due to advanced age. He is survived by six sisters, Mrs. Florence SHITHERS and Mrs. Henry DICK, St. Paris; Mrs. Walter OATS, Mrs. Utah CROSEN, and Mrs. Kate FEARNOW, all from VA; and two brothers Robert E. PLACE and Kirk PLACE, also from VA.
Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) from the Seater funeral home in Urbana followed by burial in Oak Dale Cemetery.
POFFENBERGER -- SAINT PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH Thursday, July 31,
Miss Louise POFFENBERGER died Saturday in the Springfield hospital after several weeks illness. She was born 1874. She had spent nearly all her life in and around Urbana where she had many friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was greatly devoted to her work in the church.
The deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. I. M. POFFENBERGER , of Urbana; four sisters, Miss Jennie POFFENBERGER of Urbana; Mrs. AKERS of Columbus; Mrs. Clyde GENTIS of Springfield, Mrs Robert WILSON, of New York City. She also leaves two brothers, Harry POFFENBERGER of Columbus, and John of Urbana.
The funeral services were held from the POFFENBERGER residence in Urbana Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, Rev. J. A. MOO (???) of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial was made in Oakdale cemetery.
POORMAN DONALD ELMER POORMAN "1946" penciled on an obit from
an undated newspaper
Donald Elmer Poorman, 39, died suddenly sometime during Friday night at his home in Dayton. The coroner's verdict stated that a heart attack had been the cause.
He retired at 10:30 p.m. and when his wife awoke at 5:15 a.m. she found his body, cold and lifeless. A pulmotor was hastily brought, but all efforts to revive him were futile.
Born June 6, 1907, he was the son of Frank and Lola Poorman, living four miles northwest of St. Paris. He was graduated form the Johnson-St. Paris high school in the class of 1926.
On August 14, 1930, Mr. Poorman was married to Miss Evelyn Roller of Dayton and from about that time he had been a resident of that city.
Prior to entering the Navy on February 7, 1944, he had been employed for four years by the Master Electric Co. He was discharged from the service October 13, 1945, and went back to work for the same company as foreman.
Besides the wife, he is survived by three daughters. Barbara 14, Joan 13, and Dorothy 10; his mother Mrs. Lola Poorman; one sister Mrs. Ralph Mahan and a brother, Darrell Poorman, all of St. Paris Route 1. The father died 18 years ago this coming July.
He had been a member of Zion Lutheran church of this place since youth. His passing is lamented by a wide circle of friends in this locality who knew him for his cardinal virtues.
Funeral services were held in Dayton Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Herman V. J. Andres, pastor of St. Paris Lutheran church, was in charge. Interment took place in Memorial Park cemetery, Dayton.
POORMAN --GEORGE N. POORMAN
George N. Poorman of Carysville, who was spending the winter with his daughter, Mrs. Wallace Neal in Lima, died last Thursday morning, after about a week's illness with liver trouble.
Mr. Poorman was 68 years of age and was the son of Jacob and Nancy Poorman. He was united in marriage to Emma Ward. For many years he conducted a blacksmith shop in Carysville. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Neal, three brothers, Allen of Sidney; Alfred of Lima; David of St. Paris, also two sisters, Mrs. Julia Zimmer of Eris and Mrs. Barbara Apple of Fletcher.
Funeral services were held form the Christian church in Carysville, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Cline in charge. Burial was made in Rosedale Cemetery at Carysville.
(Undated obit from unnamed newspaper: George N. Poorman born 1861; died 1930; buried in Rosedale Cemetery)
POWELL -- FRANK O. POWELL. His obituary appeared 5 Sep 1936 in an Urbana newspaper:
FRANK O. POWELL DIES FRIDAY EVENING
Frank O. Powell, 76, died Friday [4 Sep] at 9:45 p.m. at his home three miles north of Urbana. Surviving are: his widow, Mrs. Mary Powell; a son, Cary C., and two grandchildren. A son William preceded his father in death. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. from Kingscreek M.E. church conducted by Rev. Lester Bradds, of Beaverdam. Burial will be made in the Kingscreek cemetery by Treyer & Lynn funeral directors of West Liberty.
Submitted by Chuck Carey.
POWELL -- MARY HANNAH (May Carey) POWELL. As often happened in newspaper articles in times past, May's obituary, from an undated and unidentified newspaper, didn't mention her first name, only identifying her by her husband's name.
Mrs. Frank O. Powell
Mrs. Frank O. Powell, 78, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday [2 Mar 1946] in the Champaign County Hospital where she was admitted for treatment eight days ago following a fall in her son's home.
Mrs. Powell was a lifelong resident of Champaign County and the daughter of David and Sarah Carey. She was the widow of Frank O. Powell.
Surviving are the son, Carey Powell of Urbana Route 4; two brothers, Samuel of Santa Monica, Calif., and Charles of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two grandchildren and five great-grandsons. A son, William, died several years [ago].
The body was removed to the Humphreys and Son Co. Funeral Home where it is to remain until time for services at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist Church in Kingscreek in charge of Rev. Lester Bradds of Jamestown. Burial is to be made in Kingscreek Cemetery.
Submitted by Chuck Carey.
PRESTON - -LAKE CITY GRAPHIC, Lake City, Iowa, Thurs. 24 Dec
Jospeh Freeman PRESTON was born in Champaign County, Ohio, March 4, 1824, and departed this life at his home in the city December 18, 1908. At an early age he moved to Kansas and later to Iowa, where he has since resided.
Mr. PRESTON had been in failing health for some time and his death was not unexpected. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in this city some years ago and died in the most holy faith. He leaves a wife, four sons and three daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held from the M.W. church on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.B. Burns. Interment was made in Lake City cemetery. Relatives in attendance from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. James ALLERTON of Odebolt, John PRESTON and son Ernest of Kansas City, Lewis PRESTON of Strawberry Point, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. CONKLIN, Holyoke, Colorado.
PRITCHARD -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 26 Jun 1941, pg
Mrs. Marion June PRITCHARD, 15, wife of Don PRITCHARD, died at her home here at 12:30 a.m. Friday just five hours after the birth of a son. Survivors are the husband and infant son; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon PURK; three brothers, Donald, John and Dale, and a sister, Mrs. Mack HEMINGER, all of St. Paris.
Final rites were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. John Wasson officiating. Burial was in the Fletcher cemetery.
PROCTOR -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 9 April 19 --, pg
Funeral services for Charles PROCTOR, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the home of his aunt, Miss Rachel LONG in Casstown. Mr. PROCTOR passed away at the age of fifty-seven at his home in Dayton, Thursday evening. He leaves a wife and three children, Mrs. PROCTOR was formerly Miss Adda BRAGUNIER, who made her home here for a number of years with her aunt, Mrs. Margaret POND.
PROCTOR -- ST. PARIS NEWS-DISPATCH, Thurs. 11 August
Roger I. PROCTOR, 38, operator of the Procter Implement Company, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth hospital at Dayton where he had been a patient for three weeks. He had been ill approximately seven years.
A native of St. Paris, Mr. PROCTORwas a son of O. B. and Edna Ireland PROCTOR. He was married on July 4, 1934 to Miss Ruth NIXON. Mr. PROCTOR was graduated from St. Paris High School in 1929 and then attended mechanical engineering school at Ada, O., graduating in 1934.
Surviving are his widow and his parents and two sisters, Mrs. George (Zelda) ATKINSON, Columbus and Mrs. Jesse (Norma) LEE, St. Paris.
Rites will be in the Baker funeral home at 2 p.m. today in charge of Rev. Ross HURLEY, pastor of the Methodist church of which Mr. Proctor was a member. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.