David K MORRIS, aged and feeble father of Charles MORRIS, well known Bowlusville resident who committed suicide several weeks ago by hanging himself from a tree in a nearby grove, succumbed at his late residence in Bowlusville early Thursday morning from the infirmities of his advanced age. Death was superinduced by a broken heart over the sudden and terrible death of his son, whose stiffened body was discovered hanging from a tree by Joseph SPANGENBERGER, JR, of this city, while he was hunting in the neighborhood.. Mr. MORRIS was 85 years of age and a pioneer citizen of this county. He was almost in destitute circumstances, and in decidedly poor health. The MORRIS household has now been visited by the hand of death thrice in a years time. Last winter, Mrs. MORRIS, who had been the decedents lifemate for 60 or more years, succumbed. The son's suicide made the second death and the father's the third. Mr. MORRIS, besides leaving two other sons, William and Elmer, is survived by one daughter, now a patient in the Columbus State Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the residence, and burial was made at RECTOR'S Cemetery.
Front Page. LeRoy HUGHES died at his home in Stillwater Friday, January 27, 1911 aged 69 yr. 10mo and 26 days. The decedent was born in New Carlisle, Ohio. In November 1885, he was married to Mary STRAYER. He leaves seven children, four of whom live in Stillwater. The funeral, conducted by Rev. Virtes Williams, was held on Saturday. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Friends Society. Submitted by Carleene Roe, email@example.com
William A. POWNELL aged 22 years died yesterday morning at the city hospital the cause of the death being blood poisoning. Mr. POWNELL lived at Enon. He was taken to the hospital Saturday night and an operation for appendicitis performed. Blood poisoning developed which caused his death. He leaves his wife, father and mother, three brothers and four sisters. He was a prominent member of Tecumseh Lodge, Jr. O. U. A. M. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Enon Christian Church.
PIONEER RESIDENT ANSWERS FINAL CALL Silas BAKER Aged 87 Years, Dies at His Home, East of Lawrenceville. By the death of Silas BAKER, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alice RYMAN, just east of Lawrenceville, O., Sunday morning, German township loses one of her old pioneers, who has been a resident of the township for nearly ninety years. Mr. BAKER, was born February 6th, 1824, on the same premises where his father landed when he came to the neighborhood, and what is now known as the Elias BAKER farm situated but a short distance from the village of Lawrenceville. He was the oldest son of Samuel' and Mary (NAWMAN) BAKER of Virginia, coming to Springfield in 1811, about one hundred years ago. They lived there for several years prior to moving to the Elias BAKER farm, which was purchased by them in an early day for probably not to exceed two or three dollars per acre. Mr. BAKER is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Ann PATTISON, Portland, Ind., and the following children: Dr. W. W. BAKER, of Casstown, O.; Emery BAKER and Mrs. Thomas REAM, of Springfield, O., and Mrs. Alice RYMAN, of near Lawrenceville, O. Jerry and Joanna BAKER, preceded their father. Mrs. Elizabeth BAKER, his wife, died about two years ago, and his brother Elias BAKER, died several years ago. Held Offices of Trust The decedent served as township clerk of his township for fourteen consecutive years. He also was township trustee for at least six years or more. He was in former years a member of Tremont City Grange, and held office in this order which was discharged with honor to himself and the community. He lived upon his farm near Lawrenceville until about seven years ago when he retired and purchased a beautiful home in the village, where they lived until the death of Mrs. BAKER. After her death he made his home with the daughter, Mrs. RYMAN. Mr. BAKER grew up with the township affairs, he having excellent judgment and was consulted about the many affairs of the running of the township. The decedent was one of the promoters of the Lawrenceville high school, for years he being a member of the board of education, and was a strong advocator of education of the young men and women of the neighborhood. He was prominent in church work at Lawrenceville, being a life-long member of the of the Reformed church at his native town, holding many positions in the church and was regarded as one of the peers of the church society at that place. His last birthday, which was but a few weeks ago was celebrated by his friends and acquaintances giving him a postcard shower with greetings to the number of near 150 cards. They were greatly appreciated by him and many hours were spent in reading these greetings and tokens of love and respect which they bore. Notwithstanding his age and the many infirmatives that he had to battle against, it was pleasant for him to mingle with his friends and have pleasant talks together, but his work was done. He was called to his reward. Uncle Silas BAKER, as he was every where known and called, will be missed, not only at Lawrenceville, but in the entire neighborhood and wherever he was known. The funeral of Mr. Silas BAKER will be held at the Reformed church in Lawrenceville, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at the Lawrenceville cemetery.
William CALLISON Aged farmer passes away on farm where he was born - lived north of the city. William C. CALLISON, aged 80 years, died last evening at his home on the Troy pike, four miles north of Springfield on the same place where he was born. Mr. CALLISON was a prosperous farmer and is survived by his widow, one son, Henry, and two daughters, Mrs. Ella KEETON of Osborn, and Mrs. Frank WILSON of Lawrenceville. Funeral Tuesday at 1 PM from the residence. Burial at Callison cemetery.
The body of Mrs. Lucinda GRAHAM, formerly of this city, who died Thursday at Potterville, Michigan will arrive in Springfield at 5 o'clock Monday evening and will be removed to the home of Mrs. Calvin C. ENSLEY, 563 Sherman Avenue.
John H. FUNK, aged 57, died Tuesday at 8 p.m. at his home, 135 North Yellow Springs st. Two sons, two daughters and the widow survive. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. from the residence. Burial at Ferncliff Cemetery.
Death Results from Paralysis Henry M. GORDON Passes Away at His Home in West Mulberry Street Henry M. GORDON, aged 77 years died at 1 o'clock Saturday morning at his residence, 419 West Mulberry street, of paralysis. Mr. GORDON was a well known resident of the city having lived here for the past twenty years. He served in the Civil war, a member of Company F of the 153rd infantry. Mr. GORDON had always been in robust health, but for the last four weeks he had been severely ill from paralysis. He is survived by one son, Lawrence GORDON, of the Arcade cigar store; a daughter, Mrs. Ada FISHER, of Cincinnati; one sister, Mrs. Sarah FAVORITE of Tippecanoe and four brothers, Scott of this city, Harry of Enon and William and Ezra, residing west of the city. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence. Rev. Clarence Gardner officiating. Burial will be made at Ferncliff.
pg 1 "Brim" COOK, of Brighton, who took a large quantity of paris green early Saturday morning with sucidal intent, succumbed early Sunday forenoon. His funeral was held Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. from the residence on the Lemuel MITSCH property, north of Brighton in Harmony Township. Mr. COOK was 55 years of age and leaves his widow and six children. It is understood that he suffered from epilepsy and that he committed suicide because of despondency over his affliction. Mr. COOK was well known throughout that vicinity, having many relatives in CLARK and Madison Counties. At the time of his attempt at self destruction he left his family in the front portion of the house, went to the kitchen and swallowed the poison. Dr. CHRISTOPHER of London, and Dr. E. H. SMITH of Vienna, were summoned and endeavored to save the man's life. After many hours of agony he expired early Sunday morning.
Michael BUCHER, pioneer resident of Bethel Township, died Thursday morning at 7 o'clock at his home near New Carlisle after an illness from pneumonia. Mr. BUCHER, who was 85 years of age, had retired from active work about 10 years ago. He is survived by a widow, three sons, William, John and George, and one daughter, Mrs. Aaron HOKE. The funeral will be held at the Dunkard Church of New Carlisle, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial in the New Carlisle Cemetery.
Albert COMPTON died yesterday at his home, 318 West Pleasant Street, from a complication of diseases, aged 56 years. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence. Burial at Ferncliff Cemetery.
John S. SNYDER, died Sunday at his home, 228 West Jefferson Street, aged 61 years. Death was due to a complication of diseases. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the residence. Burial at Vienna Cemetery.
Merle DODSON, aged 24 years, committed suicide yesterday by drinking carbonic acid at his home, 1714 South Center Boulevard. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence. Burial at Ferncliff Cemetery.
William CRABILL, one of the county's best known residents, died this morning at 5:15 o'clock at his home east of the city on the Gillett Road, aged 73 years (Not sure of this age, newsprint blurry). The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence. Burial will be made at Ferncliff Cemetery. Please omit flowers.
Samuel ARGOBRIGHT dies of heart trouble. Samuel A. ARGOBRIGHT, a life long resident of Clark Co and a former well known grocer, died yesterday moring at 6:35 at the home of his Niece, Mrs. Adam FRANTZ, 1720 W. High St. The cause of death was heart trouble. He was born in German township and had always resided in Clark co and for a number of years in Springfield. He was engaged in the grocery business until the death of his wife about 4 years ago. He is survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters, William and Charles of WADSWORTH, Ohio and James of Lawrenceville and Mrs Mary CALLISON (wife of John M.) and Mrs. Jane CALLISON (wife of Jacob M.)of Lawrenceville. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Springfield Ct #3, tribe of Ben Hur, Palestine Temple No 104, Order of Camels and Logan Castle KGE. The funeral is Monday morning at 10am from First Lutheran Church with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mrs. L. C. SHEPARD, aged 40 years, passed away Thursday at 12:15 a.m., at her home, 114 Ward street. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases. She was a lifelong resident of Clark County and was born in Clifton. Mrs. SHEPARD is survived by her husband, L. C. SHEPARD, who is in the employ of the Springfield Milk Company. The funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the residence and burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery.
SPANGENBERGER, aged 66 years, passed away suddenly Friday at 3 p.m. at the residence of her son, John SPANGENBERGER, 1567 East Main street. Her death was due to apoplexy. The Funeral services will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Bernard church and burial will be made in St. Bernard cemetery.
Mrs. Charlotte C. REED, aged 72 years, passed away Saturday at 5:40a.m. at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. James T. WINGET, of 119 West Pleasant street. Paralysis was the cause of her death. The funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the residence of Mrs. WINGET. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery. Both funeral and burial will be private.
Apoplexy Fatal Causes Death of Mrs. Maggie SPANGENBERGER - Funeral Monday Seated in a chair, Mrs. Maggie SPANGENBERGER, 66 was stricken with apoplexy Friday afternoon and expired before any aid could be given her. She was found by her daughter-in-law. Her death occurred at the home of her son, John SPANGENBERGER, 1637 East Main street, where she had been making her home. Mrs. SPANGENBERGER was born in Germany and came to this country when she was a small child and has resided in Springfield since then. Her husband, John S SPANGENBERGER, has been dead for 14 years. She is survived by three children, one daughter, Mrs. John QUIRK, two sons, Peter and Jacob SPANGENBERGER, all of who reside in this city. The funeral services will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Bernard's church and burial will take place in St. Bernard's cemetery.
INFIRMITIES OF OLD AGE CAUSE OF DEATH. Joseph GAIER, aged 87 years, passed away Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at his residence, 1038 Lagonda avenue from the infirmities of old age. He was a pioneer resident of this city and was born in Germany. For years Mr. GAIER was the owner of a coopershop on Jackson Street. He is survived by a widow, Nanny Mary GAIER, one daughter, Mrs. ESCHENBRENNER, of this city, 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Bernard's church and burial will be made in St. Bernard's cemetery.
Using date of death. Mrs. Minnie FROCK, aged 30 years, wife of Array FROCK, a prosperous farmer of Harmony township, died at the family residence, one-half mile south of South Vienna, yesterday morning at 7:30 o'clock from general blood poisoning, following a operation ten days ago for a tumor. She leaves her husband and two children, one a little boy two years old, and the other a girl baby about five weeks old. The funeral announcements have not been made. Notes by submitter Lynn FROCK: The little boy was Marshall J. Frock. The little girl was Marian FROCK, who was born on February 19, 1913. Minnie's maiden name was SHELLABARGER. Lynn Frock, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The funeral of Franklin PRINTZ, aged 53 years, will be held Tuesday at 1 pm at the residence in the Rebert Pike, seven miles west of the city. Burial in Clifton Cemetery. He died Saturday night at the residence.
The funeral of Mrs Jane WARNER, who died Sunday at 2:35 am in a Columbus sanitarium, will be held Tuesday at 2:30 pm at the residence, 242 East Grand Ave. Burial in Ferncliff. Mrs Warner was 82 years of age. Death was due to old age.
After being a resident of Clark county for 50 years, Mrs. Rachael MINNICH BAKER, wife of Jacob Baker, residing south of the city on the Robert pike, died Wednesday [July 23, 1913] evening at 5:30 o'clock at the city hospital from cancer of the stomach. Mrs. BAKER had been a patient sufferer for sometime and was removed to the hospital about four months ago for treatment. She was 78 years of age. Mrs. BAKER was well known in Springfield, having many friends in the city who will mourn her death. She was a member of the First Lutheran church and also of the Ladies' Aid and Ladies' Mite societies of the church. Besides her husband, Mrs. BAKER is survived by five children. They are H.C. BAKER of Cleveland, Charles M. F. BAKER of this city, I.S. BAKER of Cable, Mrs. George SULTZBAUGH who lives north of this city and Mrs. L. F. YOUNG of Springfield. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Lutheran church. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery.
Aged Woman Dies. Mrs Sarah MORRIS of Tremont, 90 years old, and an invalid for some years, was found dead in her bed Wednesday morning. She was living at the home of Lewis EVILSIZOR. The infirmities of age were largely responsible for her death. Mrs MORRIS was born in Virginia, and came to this part of the country when she was five years of age. She is survived by six children, four boys and two girls. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the reformed church. Burial will be made in Tremont Cemetery
Dies After an Illness of only Seven Weeks Nicholas SPANGENBERGER Passes Away - Survived by Widow and Four Children. After an illness lasting for seven weeks Nicholas SPANGENBERGER, 34 years of age, suddenly became much worse early Sunday morning and died at 6;20 at his home, 115 Lincoln avenue. A complication of diseases was responsible for the death. Mr. SPANGENBERGER; who was born in Springfield and had lived in this city during his entire life, was superintendent of the J.W. Spangenberger Bottling Works on East Main street. He was a graduate of St. Bernard's school, and of the Nelson Business college. He was a communicant of the St. Raphael's church and a member of the Order of Eagles, and of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Mary SPANGENBERGER; by four children, Louise, Helen, Mary Lucile and Margaret; by his father, Joseph W. SPANGENBERGER; a brother, Edward; and by three sisters Mary, Anna and Rose. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Thomas HALLORAN, Veteran Conductor, Dies Suddenly. Thomas HALLORAN, aged 73 years, a well known conductor, dropped dead Saturday at his home in Delaware from heart trouble. He was walking along the street near his home when he was seized with an attack and died in a short time. Mr. HALLORAN was a brother of James HALLORAN and uncle of Frank HALLORAN, local market master. Word of the sudden death of Mr. HALLORAN was received here Saturday evening. Mr. HALLORAN had for the last few years lived a retired life. For many years he was employed as conductor on the Big Four, running between Delaware and Cincinnati. He also worked for the Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake and Ohio railroads. James HALLORAN, father of Frank HALLORAN, is also a conductor on the Big Four and is considered on one of the oldest men in the service. Thomas HALLORAN is survived by his widow and two children.
John VOLLMER, age 80 years, died at his home on the National pike, east of the city, Monday at 11:20 a.m. of complications and infirmities of old age. The funeral will be held at the Fifth Lutheran church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery.
The funeral of S. H. HUBBLE, who died at the city hospital Sunday afternoon will be held at the undertaking parlors of C. F. Jackson, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery.
TREMONT CITY MAN DIES AT THIS HOME. William E. WOODARD, aged 75 years, well known resident of Tremont City, died at his home at that place Saturday morning of heart trouble, following a two months illness. Mr. WOODARD had lived in Tremont City for a long time, having been a teacher there. He is survived by widow, Mrs. Sarah WOODARD; one daughter, Mrs. Clem COLLINS; three sons, Irvin of Chicago, and Charles and Harry of this city, and one brother, J. W. WOODARD, of Chicago. The funeral will be held at the Methodist church at Tremont city Methodist church at Tremont City, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery, Tremont City.
Mrs. Mary L. Griffith Dies. Passes Away After Illness at Her Home on West Grand Avenue Mrs. Mary L. GRIFFITH, aged 47 years, died at her home, 328 West Grand avenue, Friday evening after an illness from gall stones. She is survived by her husband, W. E. GRIFFITH; her mother, Mrs. Joseph HILL, of Cleveland, and a brother, H. F. HILL, of Philadelphia. Mrs. GRIFFITH was a member of the Central Methodist church and was president of the Home and Foreign Missions society. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Aged Lady of Nevada, Dies Monday Afternoon, at 4:30 o'clock Mrs. Elizabeth WOLF, who lived to be a nonagenarian, died Monday afternoon, at 4:30 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amanda LARICK, in Nevada. Weary with the weight of years she passed to rest after being bedfast the past three weeks. Elizabeth LEFFEL was born in Springfield, September 2, 1823, having attained the age of 90 years, 10 months and 18 days. For thans sixty years, deceased had been a resident of Nevada, having moved there shortly after her marriage. At the age of twenty years she was united in marriage to David WOLF, whose death occurred June 5, 1860. Eight children were born to this union, seven of whom survive. They are Mrs. LARICK, Mrs. Melinda HART, Jacob WOLF and John WOLF of Nevada; Mrs. Maggie BURNS of Marion; Mrs. Matilda WILCOX of Morenci, Mich.; and Frank WOLF of Toledo. Deceased also leaves twentytwo grandchildren, sixtysix great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Mrs.WOLF was a member of the Nevada Methodist-Episcopal Church. She was converted at the age of sixteen and had since lived the Christian life. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, from the LARICK home, conducted by Rev. L. A. Ensley and Rev. W. C. Laughbaum. Interment in Nevada cemetery.
Collin D. SWAIN, aged 37 years, died Sunday at the city hospital from dropsy. Funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence, 915 Tibbetts avenue. Burial in Ferncliff cemetery.
Harry C. DAY, aged 29 years, died Sunday morning at 1 o'clock at his home, 441 East Main Street, from typhoid fever. Funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Bernard Church. Burial in St. Bernard cemetery.
Frederick SCHMITT, aged 53 years, died Sunday at his home, 1836 South Fountain Avenue, from a complication of diseases. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the residence. Burial in Ferncliff cemetery.