Word was received by Mrs.D B MORRIS, that her brother, Nelson MCKINLEY of Oreanna, IL died very unexpectedly a few days ago. Mr. MCKINLEY was a former resident of Tremont City and many of the older citizens will remember him. He was 80 years old and leaves a wife and five children with many friends at Tremont City. He was visiting in Kansas at the home of his children when taken ill and died in a few hours.
The funeral of Aunt Barbara KARNS was held from the residence of Mrs Theodore HILLER laSt.Friday. She was an old German township pioneer, being very old. She was sick for many weeks. Rev FRANTZ had charge of the services. Interment was made in Ferncliff Cemetery. She was the widow of Adam KARN, who died many years ago.
Mrs.E G WERNER, of this place, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Bellefontaine, where she had gone for treatment. Pneumonia set in suddenly and her death was unexpected. She was the wife of Rev D E WERNER, pastor of the reformed church here and was 28 years of age. The funeral will be held at the Reformed church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock and burial will be made at Ferncliff cemetery. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev A J PAUL of North Hampton, the Rev R F SHULTZ of Springfield, the Rev RISER of Tiffin, and the Rev TAYLOR, pastor of the MethodiSt.church of this place. It is expected that there will be several other ministers in attendance also.
Death Calls Mrs. SPANGENBERGER. After Long Illness The End Come Peacefully To Well Known Women. Mrs. Mary SPANGENBERGER, age 53, the wife of Joseph SPANGENBERGER, died on Friday evening at her home at 184 East Main Street. Mrs. SPANGENBERGER had been ill for almost 2 years with a complication of diseases and she has been confined to her bed since last August. Although her death was some what expected, yet it was a great shock to her family. Mrs. SPANGENBERGER'S birthplace was Cincinnati, where she lived a number of years before her marriage. Her maiden name was Mary BUSHIAN. Mrs. SPANGENBERGER leaves six children, who are: Nicholas, Mary, Joseph, Anna, Rosy and Edward, all of whom live in Springfield. Mr. SPANGENBERGER is a pop manufacturer, and he is an ex-member of the council.
Louis THOMAS, farmer, died Wednesday morning at Columbus. Body will arrive here Wednesday evening at 5:15 o'clock and will be taken to his home 41/2 miles northwest of the city, on the Troy pike. Funeral announcement later.
Rev J E DINGLEDINE and wife, also their daughter, Miss Nell, all of Arcanum, attended the funeral of his brother Samuel DINGELDINE. They returned to their home Friday morning. The funeral of Prof DINGELDINE was one of the largest that has been held at Dialton for a long time. The interment was held at Tremont cemetery and many gathered there to sympathize with the friends. The solemn and impressive funeral services of Samuel DINGELDINE were held laSt.Thursday at the reformed church at Dailton, Ohio. Rev R F SHULTZ of Springfield and assisted by J C PAUL of North Hampton, had charge of the services. The auditorium of the church was crowded to its utmoSt.capacity with sorrowing friends and neighbors who came to pay the laSt.tribute of respect to this good man. At about 4 p.m. the funeral cortege arrived at Tremont cemetery where a large number of people had gathered to view for the laSt.time the remains of their neighbor and friend. The grave was beautifully arranged with evergreens especially designed by those who for a lifetime knew him. The deceased was 69 years old, was born in Champaign County and was a resident for several years of Springfield, prior to his removal to Dialton.
The funeral of Mrs.Mason L HUTCHINSON who died Thursday morning at 7:30 was held from the Reformed church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Revs WERNER and TAYLOR had charge. The services were solemn and impressive and was delivered to a large audience of sorrowing friends who gathered there to pay the laSt.tribute of respect. Mrs.HUTCHINSON was a long sufferer from cancer and other diseases. Miss Carol HUTCHINSON, her daughter, is a teacher in our public school, and as a token of respect, the high school and the three intermediate schools gave beautiful floral wreaths, also the board of education gave a beautiful wreath. Mr HUTCHINSON, the husband of the deceased, is a member of the board. Those who are left to survive her are a husband and four daughters; Mrs.Anna HOY, of near Jamestown; the Misses Carrol, Jean and Marjorie HUTCHINSON, besides several sisters and brothers, who live at a distance. The decedents age was about 50 years. She was a model mother and citizen. Our whole town feels her loss.
Thomas Benton FLAGO succumbs. T.B. FLAGO, one of the best known citizens of Springfield died Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home 233 South Fountain Avenue. While the immediate cause of Mr Flago's death was Brights Disease from which he had been suffering for about two weeks, it is stated that the general breakdown in his health was due to exposure during the Civil War and especially in the Andersonville Prison and that since the close of the war he has never been rugged. Mr Flago was born March 18, 1842, in Urbana, Champaign County, although while still young his parents removed to Mechanicsburg where a large part of his boyhood was passed. At the beginning of the civil war he enlisted as a private in Company B, 32nd OVI at Urbana. He was in numerous bloody battles and was first made a prisoner of war at Harpers Ferry. During the final year of the war he was removed to Memphis, Tenn, where he again saw much hard fighting. He fought under Sherman in the capture of Meridian and the march to the sea and was taken a prisoner at Atlanta and placed in the Andersonville prison, from which he was released September 22, 1864. This, however, did not end his service for his country as he re-enlisted in the service. This time in the United States Navy within three months after his discharge from the army. Serving on the United States gunboat Collier of the Mississippi squadron, he was soon promoted to captain and acting boatswain, and was given an honorable discharge Aug 20, 1865. At the close of the war, Mr Flago came to Springfield and has since made this city his home. Thirty seven years ago he was married to Miss Elizabeth ANDERSON, who still survives him. Two children were born to them, Mrs Nora FLAGO SCHELL, wife of Mr Schell of Newark, NJ, who was at the bedside of her father at the time of his death, and Miss Jane FLAGO now deceased. Mr Flago was always active in politics, a Republican by faith. For several years he was county infirmary director and still later held the office of member of the water works board, holding that position when the office was abolished by reason of the new code. Mr Flago was one of the oldest members of the Clark Masonic lodge and of Mitchell Post No 45, GAR. He was also a member of St Paul ME Church. The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home and the burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.
The funeral services of Mrs.Margaret SAGER, who died Thursday evening very unexpectantly at her home in Tremont City, will occur from the M E church Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs.SAGER had been ill for a few days, but she nor her friends regarded her in serious condition. After eating her supper she went into her room and sat down in her armchair, and in a few minutes she had fallen from the chair on the floor dead. Heart failure was the cause of death.
(Only Part of the Publication Source is Readable. The month and day of publication was cut off, I believe to be Abt. early April, 1906) Submitted by: Jane Martin Whitty (whittyfun@Juno.com) If you have questions about this obit. Death of J. B. MARTIN Jas. B. Martin, for many years a resident of Bookwalter, and later a resident of So. Solon, died last Wednesday morning (March 28, 1906) at the city hospital, Springfield, of a complication of diseases, aged 49 years. Mr. Martin was for several years engaged in the grocery business at Bookwalter and was the postmaster under Cleveland's administration. He is survived by a widow and six children. The remains were taken to his home on Fremond Avenue, and the funeral held at Clifton Avenue M.E. church last Friday morning, buried at Ferncliff Cemetary. His boyhood and young manhood was spent in his native place, where he secured a good education and acquired habits of industry, which characterized his life. April 24, 1881, he was married to Miss Annie F. SMITH. Six children were born to them - Earl, Carl, Ollie, Nellie, Raymond and Edith - all of whom are living, this being the first death in the home. After his marriage he lived in Bookwalter for 21 years. three years ago he moved to South Solon, where he lived for one year. For the past two years he had lived in Springfield. In early manhood, when 18 years of age, he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Wesley chapel. He sent for his and his wife's card a few weeks ago, and gave them to Rev. Curliss of the Clifton Avenue M.E. church, expressing as he did so hope that on the following Sunday he would be able to be at the service. God had planned it otherwise, and has now transferred from the church militant to the church triumphant above. He was always deeply interested in Sunday school work having served as superintendent for a number of years. Those who have known him longest testify to his earnest christian life. He loved music, especially the bright and cheerful songs. Number six in the new Sunday school hymnal was a favorite "-Come with Singing Praise the Lord Today". He often said during the last year: "I would like to do more in the church, but it just seems as though I can't". And we know now how he was battling against the dread disease that was taking his life. He was an honored member of the I.O.O.F. lodge in Jeffersonville for 15 years. His upright life and christian character made him a man who loved and respected by all who knew him. In the community where he lived so long his influence was manifest in everything that was for good. In his home he was a kind husband and father, devoted to his family. It was but natural that he should desire to live. He was in the prime of life; he had much to live for, but when it became apparent to him that he could not get well, he was resigned to his Fathe's will; there was no murmuring; the same father that had characterized his life was manifest in his death, and he could say with the apostle: "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." The funeral was conducted by Rev. Homer Curliss and Rev. Mr. Keifer, at the Clifton Avenue M.E. church of Springfield and intermnet was made at Ferncliff Cemetary.
The funeral of George SAGER, who died Tuesday at Springfield, O., hospital, after undergoing an operation for appendicitis, was largely attended at the M E church Thursday at 2 p.m. Mrs.SAGER, his mother, a few weeks ago had fallen on the ice, breaking her arm, and owing to this the great shock of losing her son, almoSt.too much for her physical condition to endure.
Mrs.Anna KNEDLER, mother of Mrs.Grant THOMAS of Tremont City, died at the Springfield hospital Friday morning. She had been a great sufferer of cancer of the face for quite a while and suffered in the most excruciating pains before death relieved her. The funeral cortege will leave her daughter's house in Tremont City at 12 o'clock, where the body was taken Friday evening to await burial Sunday at Lawrenceville at 1:30. Decedent leaves a daughter, Mrs.THOMAS, four grandchildren, and brothers and sisters.
Mary, wife of Elmer PHILLIPS, who died at her late home in Urbana Friday, will be brought to Tremont City for burial which will take place at the MethodiSt.Episcopal church at 2 p.m. The decedent was a former resident of this place and was highly respected by all who knew her. Her age was 45 years. Her husband, Elmer PHILLIPS is the only member of the family that survives her; a family of several children having all passed beyond. Rev Dr SULLIVAN, pastor of the Grace M E church, Urbana, will have charge of the funeral service. The friends and acquaintances of the family at this place are requested to be present at the funeral.
Several of the K of P boys attended the funeral of their brother, Ed WILDERSON, who died of lung trouble and whose funeral was held at the residence of Mr. Adam GERON, near Beattytown, laSt.Thursday. The interment was made at Meadville, PA
Death Summons Mrs. Harriet KING. Had Been Ill For Several Months --Funeral Arrangements Not Announced. Mrs. Harriet A. D. KING, the wife of Robert Q. KING, died last evening at 7:35 at her home in the King Building after an illness of more than six months. Of late, Mrs. KING has been much better, but a week ago she suffered a relapse, growing weaker every day, and death was not unexpected. Mrs. Harriet A. D. KING was born in New Albany, Indiana, on May 15, 1836, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DANFORTH. She lived in that city until her marriage, on January 15, 1857, to Robert Q. KING, when she removed to this city. She was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church and an active worker in the church societies. Mrs. KING was formerly an active member of the W.C.T.U. and was one of the original crusaders. She is survived by her husband, Robert Q. KING three children, D. Ward KING, of Maitland, Mo.; Mrs. Harvey J. WARRICK, of Corning, Cal., and Robert Leffler KING, of Hancock County, Ohio; by her mother Adeline LEFFLER DANDORTH who has been living with Mrs. KING, and in her ninety-second year; and a sister, the wife of Col. David KING, of this city. The funeral will be held Monday, 4 o'clock p.m. from the old King family homestead, the residence of Mrs. Luther A. GOTWALD and S. Jeanie KING, sisters of Robert Q. KING, corner of North Fountain Avenue and Ferncliff Avenue. Interment will be private.
Mrs. Anna LEWIS, one of the well known women of this city, passed away at her home in East Lawn ave-nue Saturday about five o'clock at the age of almost eighty years. She had been ill for a long time, suffering from a dropsical affection. She is survived four sons, Albert, George, Edward and John, and two daughters, the Misses Elizabeth and Mary. The funeral was held from the late home Monday morning, the interment taking place in Oak Dale. Rev. J. E. Abrams pastor of the First M. E. church of which the de-cedent had been a life long member conducted the services. The music was by a quartet from the same church composed of Mrs. H. C. HOUSTON, Miss WARNOCK, Mrs. ABRAMS and S. Clyde SHYRIGH. The pall-bearers were relatives. Additional Information by Submitter, Ed BROECKER: Anna's children were born in Clark Co., OH
Pg 6. The funeral services of Edward W. WREN, son of Mr. and Mrs. James WREN, will be held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the residence in North Limestone street. The funeral will be private. Mr. and Mrs. Edward WREN, who have been abroad several months, will arrive home tomorrow noon.
The funeral of Clinton G NEFF at Tremont City Friday afternoon was extremely large. Many could not gain admittance to the church. Rev J C PAUL of North Hampton officiated at the church and the K P's to which order he belonged, held their services at the grave. The attendance of Pythians in a body was large and much sympathy was manifested towards the stricken family in the hour of need. Clifton NEFF was 35 years old and was a former resident of this place, late of Springfield, Ohio.
William JUDY, who died last Wednesday evening at the home of his son, Marion, with paralysis, was laid to his last resting place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The funeral services were held in the M E church in charge of Rev WYANT, pastor of the church. The deceased was a soldier in the Civil War and served his country honestly and faithfully until expiration of time for which he enlisted. He also was a veteran member of the GAR belonging at Tremont City. He was also a member of Patrons of Husbandry of this city ever since 1878. His age was 78 years. William JUDY was a man in everyday life, honorable, upright and honest. He was a man ever ready to sympathize with the unfortunate and lend a helping hand to their wants. His life as a neighbor and a friend was a noble type. Thus he lived and thus he died.
Word was received of this place of the sudden death of Frank GEARHART of Thackery, Ohio laSt.Friday a week. The funeral took place laSt.Sunday at Terre Haute from the M E church of that place and was conducted by the Rev D M HORNER, of the Lutheran church. He was 57 years old and was a lifelong resident of Mad River township, Champaign County. He is survived by a wife and twelve children. The church was filled to its utmost capacity with friends to attend the funeral.
The funeral of Mrs.Louisa PENCE who died at the home of her sister, Mrs Jacob SEITZ at Springfield, Ohio, Wednesday, occurred yesterday at 1 p.m. from the residence of her son, T T PENCE, south of Urbana. After the funeral, the remains were taken to Nettle Creek for burial.
Funeral services over the body of Mrs.Margaret REIGEL, who died on Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs.Nettie LANKENAU, 66 West Columbia St, were held Monday morning at 11:30 at the house. The body was taken to Tremont City where services were held in the church at 1:30 and burial took place in Tremont Cemetery. Mrs.REIGEL, who was a native of Hamilton county, was 87 years of age. She was a devoted member of the MethodiSt.church during 72 years of her life. She was firSt.married in 1840 to Samuel MAGGART, who died twelve years later. Six children were born to them. She was married in 1858 to Simon A REIGEL, and he preceded her in death 16 years ago. She has since made her home with her daughter. The decedent is survived by four children, 18 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Louisa PENCE, daughter of David and Elizabeth STEINBERGER, was born April 3, 1825 on the farm where she has lived for many years, it being the homestead farm of her father and mother, near Urbana, Ohio. Now occupied by her son Thomas PENCE. She departed this life January 16, 1907 at 7 o'clock, aged 81 years, 9 months, 13 days. She was married to Alexander PENCE in 1841 when she was about 17 years of age, from which union there were four children, all sons. The firSt.died in infancy. The others are all living. Thomas, the aforesaid upon her home farm, George in Tulare county, Calif and Weldon near Topeka, KS. She was remarkably active for one of her age and was always busy about the work wherever she was. She was with her sister, Mrs Mary A SEITZ of Springfield, Ohio and assisted in getting up their family Christmas dinner of 1906 which she enjoyed with them very much. Two of Mrs.SEITZ's grandchildren, James and Lawrence HEDGES, living in Chattanooga, TN, failed to get to the regular Christmas dinner, but came a few days afterwards to the great delight of Mrs.SEITZ and Aunt Louisa, and they feeling that those grandsons too, muSt.have about as good a dinner as the others had on Christmas day, fell to work arranging it, Aunt Louisa, as always, about in the lead. It was during this effort she became so sick that she was compelled to take to her bed, which was about two weeks before her death, to which she was confined until the last. She was a very patient sufferer, and all this attention paid to her during her laSt.illness that it was possible for her sister to bestow upon her. It seemed extremely befitting that her laSt.days should have been cast with her sister, to whom she had often kindly administered, and now in return it seemed a pleasure for her sister to so kindly and agreeably administer to her every need. She had seemingly from the beginning of her sickness, felt that her end upon earth was near and expressed herself in that way, and that she was ready and willing to make the change. She joined the regular BaptiSt.church at Nettle Creek under its administration by Elder Samuel WILLIAMS, the father of its present pastor, 63 years ago, and was at the regular meeting of said church on the firSt.Sunday of December last, which she seemed to enjoy very much, as there it was spoken to her by the present pastor, Elder Thomas WILLIAMS, that she was celebrating her 63rd year of membership of said church by her presence at that time. During all those years she never failed to attend all of its meetings if it was possible for her to be present. She was a great lover of her relatives and friends and was always ready and willing to assiSt.those in times of their sickness or distress. She was a very attentive attender at church services and when the minister would be earnestly dwelling upon the great love, mercy and sacrifice ChriSt.had exhibited and made for poor and lost sinners in order to restore them from under the curse of the law, she was one of the few of the old school order who could not restrain herself from clapping hers hands and crying aloud with joy. This we regard with all evidence that she felt personally of the effect of that great sacrifice and its benefits. JuSt.before she breathed her last, she opened her eyes widely and looked heavenward, seemingly with greateSt.joy in anticipation of entering that great and peaceful reSt.prepared for her by her loving Master. She will be greatly missed by all of her family, relatives and friends as her absence causes a void that cannot be filled.
Mrs.Eli J GARD, one of the pioneers of Clark county, died laSt.evening at her home in Tremont City suddenly of heart failure. Mrs.GARD whose health has not been the beSt.this winter, was lying on a couch when suddenly she gasped and before aid could be rendered, life had flown. She was 70 years old and has resided in and near Tremont all of her life. She leaves her husband, the well known real estate man, and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth STILLMAN of Piqua, to mourn. The funeral will be held from the late residence Monday.
The funeral of J R JENKINS, who died without warning laSt.Saturday night, was largely attended. The funeral was in charge of J W YEISLEY of St Paris, assisted by Rev D E WERNER, pastor of the Reformed church of this place.
Word was received last.Monday of the death of Mrs.Rena STOUT, by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.Phillip WEIMER. Mrs.STOUT made many friends here having spent laSt.summer here, in the hopes of regaining her health, failing to do so, she was taken to Mexico and later to California where she died.
Page 5, Society. Mrs. BOWERS of Hillsboro, O., mother of Mrs. W. B. EDGAR of this city died Sunday. Mrs. EDGAR has been with her mother for several weeks and Mr. EDGAR left several days ago for Hillsboro, when the condition of Mrs. BOWERS became critical.
The death of Mrs.BRUNER, mother of W W BRUNER, was received with some surprise last.Saturday night, although she was for some time been ill, but her condition was not considered dangerous. The funeral will take place from the M E church, Tremont City, Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. She was a pioneer resident of this neighborhood, being at the time of her death 85 years old. She was a lifelong member of the M E church and was regarded a consistent Christian woman. She leaves one son and daughter and a host.of acquaintances.
Quite a number of friends and acquaintances attended the funeral of Mary E. SWARTZBAUGH, held in Springfield, Wednesday. She was born and reared in this township, being the daughter of Henry and Lydia SWARTZBAUGH, old pioneers of this county.
The death of Robert SMITH of Dialton Ohio was received at this place with much regret. Mr. SMITH was well known here and respected by all. Some of his acquaintances here attended the funeral yesterday which was held at the Dialton church.
On Monday last, Mr. and Mrs. Wm PLACE buried their seven months old son from the home of Mrs. PLACE's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard ROONEY. Rev SELF of the U B church had charge of the service. The little one, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. PLACE, was laid to rest.in Oakdale cemetery, Urbana
The funeral of Daniel THOMAS, who died Thursday morning will be held at the Methodist.church at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The funeral services will be in charge of Rev Warren W WIANT. Mr. THOMAS was a very successful businessman during his life, he being a popular merchant for more than 50 years in Tremont City. His age was 73 years.
A short service over the remains of Mrs. Amelia KUNKLE, aged 79 years who died Friday afternoon at about 3 p.m. was held at the Reformed church. The main service was held at 4 p.m. at Springfield. Mrs. KUNKLE was the mother of Columbus KUNKLE and has several children now living. Mrs. Perry MICHAEL of Springfield is also a daughter, also, at that daughter's home is where the mother died.
Mrs. Mary BOYER, wife of Herbert BOYER, died at her home in St. Paris last Sunday. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the residence. Mr BOYER is well known in this locality, he being related to the GARD family. Several from this place attended the funeral.