Little Howard AYRES, was run over by a wagon which was loaded with stone, last Wednesday, near Dialton, Ohio, died almost instantly. He was not in the field with his father, who was hauling stones from the field and, unknown to his father, climbed upon the wagon, and when the horse started he was thrown off and the right wheel of the rear part of the wagon ran over him lengthwise, mashing him to a pulp. The boy was a nephew of Mrs. Ed MONGER of Tremont, who with her daughter and son Ollie, and Harry MONGER, attended the funeral last Friday. It was a sad scene. The mother was unable to follow the remains to the grave, and one of the saddest scenes followed when the cortege started to the cemetery. The child was remarkably smart for his age. He was beloved by all who came in contact with him, and as the result of the horrible accident there was a large attendance at the funeral. The whole community of Dialton and neighborhood sympathize with the bereaved parents, and especially the mother.
Mrs. Mary E. SAGER died at her late home, 85 South Plum Street, Springfield, Thursday afternoon. She was the widow of Peter SAGER, who several years ago preceded her to the grave. Mr. and Mrs. SAGER were former residents in this neighborhood. Funeral services were held yesterday at the residence, burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. David SEELY of South Factory Street, Springfield.
Little Estella HANEY, daughter of William HANEY, who lives on the William KISER place, was buried last Sunday morning. Funeral from the residence by Rev TAYLOR. Interment at Nettle Creek Cemetery. Walter W ALBIN, our popular funeral director, had charge of the remains.
Our community was shocked last Wednesday afternoon to learn of the sudden death of Elias BAKER. Mr. BAKER had Just returned from the cornfield, where he had been planting corn, to the house for supper. Attending to his usual duties before supper, he sat down at the table and waited until the rest of the family arrived. Mrs. BAKER, a daughter-in-law, went to the cellar to get some articles for the table. When she returned she heard a peculiar noise. Rushing up to the dining room she found Mr. BAKER dead in his chair, seated at the table. This sudden death was due to heart trouble. He was 71 years of age. The funeral services were held at Lawrenceville yesterday at 10 a.m. It was said to be the largest funeral at that place for many years. Mr. BAKER was a brother of Silas BAKER, both of whom are held in high esteem by the residents of German township.
Mrs. Eliza PENCE, who has for many days been so seriously ill that death was looked for at any time, died at her late home near STEINBARGER Mills, Friday evening at 6 o'clock. She was 73 years of age and had been a member of the M. E. church at Tremont City many years. Her husband preceded her to the grave several years ago. The funeral services will take place this morning from the residence at 10 o'clock. Interment will be made at Oakdale cemetery at Urbana. Rev Alfred TAYLOR, pastor of the church at which she belonged will have charge of the services. Mrs. PENCE has no near relatives living and her large estate will go to a distant relation, except a portion that will go for church purposes.
Sheriff E. J. BARR and wife, of Lima, attended the funeral of Miss Caroline WEAVER last Wednesday. Caroline WEAVER, who died last Sunday morning from complication of diseases, chief among which was consumption, was buried Tuesday morning. The funeral services was held from the M E church, of which she was a lifelong member, joining the church when she was but 16 years of age. Miss WEAVER's age was 72 years. Rev TAYLOR, assisted by Rev HART, had charge of the services. W W ALBIN, our funeral director, had charge of the remains.
Hester Ann SEITZ, wife of our fellow townsman, Henry SEITZ, died at her late home in this town Tuesday afternoon about 3 o'clock. Her death was due to paralysis which she received about one week previous to her death. She was stricken with this much dreaded disease when apparently in perfect health, as it was remarked by friends only a few hours before she was prostrated that Mrs. SEITZ looked better and seemed more cheerful than some time previous. The funeral occurred from the Methodist Episcopal church of which she had been a member since childhood. Rev Alfred TAYLOR preached from a text which was a favorite reading in days of health and life. The discourse was a very touching one. Her age was 63 years. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn the loss of a devoted companion and mother. Mrs. SEITZ was a daughter of Conoway RECTOR and it has been said that her grandfather was among the first white settlers in this region of the country. The large auditorium of the church was filled with sorrowing friends and relatives. Mr. SEITZ and the children of the deceased have the sympathy of our entire neighborhood.
Frank WHITE, who attended the funeral of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Henry SEITZ, goes to Zanesville, Ohio in the interest of the Indianapolis Radiator Company Tuesday. Mrs. WHITE will remain in Tremont for a short time the guest .of her sister, Miss Nellie SEITZ.
Berzillus F. KIPLINGER, who has been seriously ill for many weeks, died at his home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. KIPLINGER's former home was at Tremont City and was well known throughout all German township. His age was 56 years and death was due to paralysis. There were several of our citizens who attended the funeral services, among them were Mr. and Mrs. P W KIPLINGER, T W MCGOWN and others.
Phil KIPLINGER of Findlay, Ohio and Philander KIPLINGER of Lima, Ohio, brothers of Berzillus F. KIPLINGER, who was buried Thursday, were in attendance of the funeral; also on Friday were the guest s of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. KIPLINGER at Tremont City. These brothers have not been at their old home for many years and the greatly enjoyed the privilege.
Page 2 Floyd HAMILTON, the 17months old son of Mr. and Mrs. John HAMILTON of Bowlusville, was killed Monday evening at 4:30 o'clock by a Big Four passenger train. The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. (sun time) from the U. B. Church at Bowlusville. Rev. Taylor, pastor of the M.E. church at Tremont City, will conduct services. Burial will be at Bowlusville cemetery.
Alonzo RICE, age *78 years, 10 months and 23 days died yesterday at 3:55 p.m. of old age, at his home 333 Rice street. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. Additional Information: *Interment Record from Ferncliff Cemetery has date of Death as June 1, 1904 and age at death as 78 yr. 10 mo. 22 da. Submitted by: Janie Martin Whitty, a direct descendant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page 5. The funeral of Alonzo RICE will be held today at 2 p.m. from the residence, 233 Rice street. Burial will be at Ferncliff cemetery. The deceased man is survived by a widow, *three sons and *two daughters. Additional Information from submitter: This is backwards. Alonzo RICE had 3 daughters and 2 sons, Adam Lafayette RICE, Mrs. Caleb (Lucy Jane) BIRD, Mrs. Wesley (Mary Belle) MCDONALD, Mrs. Charles M. (Maria Ellen) TOLAND, Charles A. RICE. His widow was Mary Ellen AULT RICE (See obit of Mary E. RICE, published 23 Mar 1916, Springfield Daily News). Submitted by: Janie Martin Whitty, a direct descendant (email@example.com)
John NICHOLS, aged 73 years, dropped dead at his home west of Dialton late Wednesday evening. Mr. NICHOLS was sitting on his front porch when without warning fell over and in a few moments was dead. His death was due to heart failure. Mr. NICHOLS was the uncle of the MEAD brothers, all of whom attended the funeral yesterday. An only son and child survives the deceased. Mr. NICHOLS was one of the wealthiest farmers in that region of the country and his son H. H. NICHOLS will be possessor.
The funeral of Mrs. Gus BOTKIN of Thackery, Ohio was held at Newsom Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m . She was the only daughter of Michael FADELY of Thackery. The husband of the deceased preceded her to the grave but a few months. One child, about 2 years old, a father and a mother and a hoSt of friends survive. Death was due to consumption, and deceased was a long and very patient sufferer.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene PHILLIPS, who died Monday morning about 3 o'clock, was buried Wednesday at 2 p.m. The funeral services were held from the residence of his father-in-law, Henry SEITZ. Rev Alfred TAYLOR had charge of the services, Burial at Mt Calvary Cemetery. The age of the child was about 19 months and was sick but a very few hours. Mr. and Mrs. PHILLIPS have the sympathy of our entire community.
Another aged former resident has been called to the great beyond. William PARLETT, who with his family resided here many years ago when the "Owl Town still house and flouring mills" were running, died at his home near Urbana last Sunday night. He was 76 years old. The funeral services were held last Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Lutheran church, Urbana. Mr. PARLETT leaves a wife and five children. The children are Reuben, George, Emory, Bert and Miss Lizzie. There are still a few of our pioneers yet alive who will remember the deceased and family, and these express great sympathy to the family
We regret very much to record the death of Mrs. A. J. RYMAN of Springfield, formerly a resident of Tremont City. Her age was 34 years. The deceased woman is survived by her husband A. J. RYMAN and daughter, Ester. She was buried yesterday afternoon at 2 p.m. at North Hampton.
The citizens of Tremont were greatly surprised to learn of the death of Mr. David STONER, a former resident of this place, but late of Denver, Oklahoma, where he with his family went nine years ago. Mr. STONER came East to Ohio several weeks ago and made his home with his daughter, Mrs Douglas REID of West Pleasant Street, at which place he died Thursday morning. The funeral occurred Friday morning at 10:30. Several of our Tremont people were present at the funeral.
Samuel ARMSTRONG, pioneer miller of Clifton Ohio died last Monday afternoon from Bright's disease. Funeral services were held at his residence last Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment was at Ferncliff. His age was 82 years. He was the possessor of a great deal of real estate south of Tremont City. Mr. and Mrs. Abe ROLLER and Aunt Mary BENETT and others from this place attended the funeral.
James STEPHENSON, aged 80 years, died Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock at his home, five miles northwest of this city. Death was due to old age. The funeral will be held from Simm's chapel Friday at 1 o'clock (Sun time) Burial at Simms' cemetery.
Mable PRICE, the 7 months old daughter of Oscar and Flora PRICE, died yesterday at the family residence, 135 1/2 West Main street. Death was due to brain fever. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 o'clock from the residence.
Michael SULLIVAN, a pioneer citizen of Tremont City, died at his late home Thursday morning. The funeral took place from St Raphael's church yesterday morning. Mr. SULLIVAN contracted pneumonia ten days ago, which resulted in his death. His age was 80 years. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Mary SULLIVAN, and two sons, John M and Daniel L SULLIVAN, the latter of whom is a resident of Springfield.
Margaret OLDS, aged 77 years, one of the early settlers of New Carlisle died yesterday afternoon at her home at that place from complication of diseases. The decedent was a native of Virginia but came to New Carlisle when but 5 years old and has continuously lived there, and died within a stone's throw of the house in which she was reared. She was the widow of John OLDS, who died several years ago, and mother of James L. OLDS, Stephen OLDS, and J. E. OLDS of this city, and Roy OLDS, of New Carlisle. She was the sister of Mrs. Isaac FUNDERBURG, of New Carlisle and also a sister of Roy HUGHES, of Oklahoma. The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery. Submitted by Carleene Roe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. J. B. HIRONS of Tremont City, received the sad news Thursday morning that his mother, Mrs.Melissa HIRONS, was dead. Mrs.HIRONS for several weeks paSt.was an inmate at the McMillan sanitarium at Columbus, O, at which place she was receiving treatment. The deceased was 71 years of age at the time of her death and leaves a husband and four children. Dr. J. H. HIRONS of this place, Dr. J. D. HIRONS of New York City, Mrs. George RIPLEY of Atwood ?, and Mrs.J. F. MARSHALL of Urbana, IL, all of whom were at the funeral services which were held yesterday at 2:30 at the Reformed church. Rev WERNER officiated at the funeral.
The citizens of Tremont City were saddened to learn of the sudden death of Mrs.Leota BAYLER SMITH of Dayton. The funeral services were held in the Reformed church at this place, Wednesday at 2 :30 p.m. Rev SHULTZ of Springfield and Rev WERNER of this place officiated. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Peter BAYLER, late of Springfield. The deceased leaves two small children , a husband, a father and mother and two sisters to mourn her loss.
Word was received by Mrs.Elizabeth MCKINLEY a few days ago, that her brother, Joseph THRALLS, an old pioneer and a former citizen of Tremont City, died at his home in Springfield, IL. Mr. THRALLS was 86 years old at the time of his death. He moved to the western country in 1856 and shared with other frontiersmen in the settlement of the neighborhood in which he lived. He was a man possessing an intellect above the average for a man of his age. There are left in this neighborhood but few persons who can recall the former associations of youthful days.
Mrs. GENNEL received a telegram last.Sunday evening that her son John's family in Chicago was much distressed by the death of their infant child. Mrs. John GENNEL is also in a critical condition and the worSt.can be looked for at any time. Mrs. GENNEL took an early Monday morning train over the Detroit Southern to Chicago. She returned home yesterday morning.
The sad intelligence of the death of Leonard KARG, an old veteran of the Civil War and a much respected citizen was received Friday morning, having died at 11 o'clock. The funeral services will be held from the residence Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment at Ferncliff cemetery. Mr. KARG's age was 78 years. He leaves a wife, five daughters and three sons. Mr. KARG is a native of Pennsylvania, having moved to Ohio about 40 years ago.
John J. REEDER died at his home yesterday on Creighton Ave in Ohmer Park. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and was well known. The deceased had been ill for a number of years. He is survived by a widow and several children. Submitted by Carleene Roe, email@example.com
Page 5. Dr. Henry F. WILDASIN, aged 67 years, died Tuesday at 11:30 p.m., at his home in Plattsburg, of erysipelas. He was the father of Dr. C.O. WILDASIN of this city, and was one of the oldest practicing physicians of the country. He had lived near Plattsburg for more than 30 years. The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the People's Church in Plattsburg. Internment will be in the Plattsburg Cemetery. Additional information submitted by Sally J. Wildasinn, you can reach her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Henry Fell Wildasin was born November 1837 in Ohio and died March 28, 1905. He was married November 27, 1858 in Clark Co., Ohio to Mary Jane Kaler. Mary was born on Dec. 29, 1837 in Lancaster Co., PA, and died May 29, 1909 in Springfield, Ohio. Their children were: Dr. Charles Oscar Wildasin 1859-1926; George W. Wildasin 1863-?, Andrew J. Wildasin 1 866-1898, Homer E. Wildasin 1871-1952, Pearl A. Wildasin 1875-1928, Fanny Wildasin 1877-1879 and Thadeus Wildasin 1882-?.
Murdered By Desperados. Tremont Man Is Killed in an Arkansas Lumber Camp. The sad news has reached here of the murder of Carroll MICHAEL near Ozan, Arkansas, on the 26th of the month. Carel was connected with a lumbering mill with his father at that place, and as the country is full of desperadoes, thieving is common. Some lumber had been missing from the mill and Mr. MICHAEL, the father of the murdered boy, spotted some of the valuable boards, and accused one of the desperadoes of stealing it. The murderer of the boy said that he would "fix the MICHALE'S." That evening as the young man was going to his home in the town, he was deliberately shot off his pony and instantly killed. The desperado was caught and put in jail. The deceased was the second son of William MICHAEL and Hannah BUSHONG MICHAEL aged 28 years. The family, formerly lived in this locality and have many relatives who feel very sad about the affair.
Mrs. John L. DAVIS, one of the beSt.known women of this part of the county, died suddenly at her home here Friday evening. Her death was due to an attack of heart trouble, super-induced by fright. Early Friday, Mrs. SMILEY, of Paulding Center, Ohio, a sister of Mrs. DAVIS, arrived with her little son to spend some time here. In the evening the little fellow went out with Mr. DAVIS, and became loSt.in the woods. A search was instituted for him, but he could not be found. Mrs. DAVIS and Mrs. SMILEY went into the woods after dark to look for the child, fearing he met with some accident. While the search was being carried on, Mrs. DAVIS fell by the side of the road, and when Mrs. SMILEY reached her she was Unconscious. Mrs. SMILEY gave the alarm, and Mrs. DAVIS was carried to her home. She lingered but a few hours and never regained consciousness. When she was carried back to the house the discovery was made that the little fellow had found his way ahead of them, and was safe and sound. Mrs. DAVIS was 60 years of age, and a moSt.estimable woman. She was the wife of John L. DAVIS, a civil war veteran, and one of Clark County's beSt.known farmers. He distinguished himself during the war and was known to all grand army men as the "color bearer". The funeral occurred at the MethodiSt.church at Terre Haute, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was largely attended. The burial was made in the cemetery at Terre Haute.
Mr. George SHAFFER an old pioneer resident of northweSt.of Tremont City, died at his late home Friday morning. Funeral occurred yesterday at Terre Haute at 1 p.m. Mr. SHAFFER was one of the pioneer farmers of this county having saved much money as a result of his hard work and good management.
The very sudden death of Mrs.John WARD, who was stricken with paralysis causing her death at 6 o'clock Friday evening, was received with great surprise. Mrs.WARD was well known in this locality, she being the only daughter of the late Isaac NEFF, of Terre Haute. She was about 48 years old and leaves a husband and daughter. Mrs.WARD was prominently connected with the Clark County Horticultural Society of which she was an officer at the time of her death. The sad news of the very sudden death of Mrs.John WARD, of near Eagle City, was a profound shock to our citizens. Mrs.WARD was stricken Friday evening at about 6 o'clock with a fatal stroke of paralysis, from which, she died. Mrs.WARD was well known in this community, as well as throughout Clark county, she being a prominent member of Clark County Horticultural Society for many years, and at the time of her death was an officer of this society. She was the only daughter of Isaac NEFF, of near Terre Haute, at which place she will be buried this afternoon about 2 o'clock.
The funeral of Joseph H COLLINS which was held in the Reformed church laSt.Sunday was one of the largeSt.that has occurred at Tremont for years. Long before the arrival of the funeral cortege the church was crowded and not a vacant seat could be had. The Rev LEO of Urbana preached the funeral sermon, after which, the Rev SANDOE of Columbus read a fine eulogy on the life of the deceased. There were present a large number of the county officials and other prominent people of Springfield and other points throughout the county. Commissioner COLLINS was a much respected citizen and this neighborhood will miss him.