Clark County, OH

Posted Obituaries for February 1917 thru December 1919


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EVILSIZOR, GENTIS, GREEN, HOLL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, February 4, 1917

Mrs Sarah Ellen EVILSIZOR, aged 67 years, the wife of Louis EVILSIZOR, died last night at her home in Tremont City, of a complication of diseases. Mrs Evilsizor had been a resident of Tremont City for several years. Besides her husband she leaves the following children; Clement and A B EVILSIZOR, Mrs Amelia Holl, Mrs. Ollie Green, and Marshall EVILSIZOR, of Springfield; Henry EVILSIZOR, of Champaign County; Mrs. Lydia Gentis and John M Evilsizor of Tremont City and M L EVILSIZOR, of Adrian, Mich. The funeral services will be held at the M E Church in Tremont City at 10 O'clock Tuesday and burial will be made in the cemetery at that place.

CALLISON, NAWMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, April 4, 1917

Samuel CALLISON, age 51 years, died Tuesday night at his home in Lawrenceville. Beside his widow, he leaves four children, Mrs. Goldie NAWMAN and Howard C. CALLISON of Springfield and Guy and Miss Elsie CALLISON residing at home. He had lived in Lawrenceville for a number of years. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at North Hampton and also of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of that place.

BROADSTONE, MINNICH Name of Newspaper is Unk. Springfield, OH Newspaper on Monday, April 16, 1917

Mrs. Lydia MINNICH, age 71 years, died Monday morning at 4:30 o'clock at her home in the Rebert Pike. She had been ill for many months. She as born in Clark County, German township, and had lived there all of her life. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of this city. Her education was received in the rural schools of Clark County. Besides her husband, Isiah MINNICH, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Jacob BROADSTONE of Tremont City, and two sons, Walter of Rural Route No. 8, and Wesley, living at home. Funeral services will held at the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery.

JENKINS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, April 26, 1917

Mrs. Lida E. JENKINS aged 62 years died Thursday at her home in North Hampton, after an illness of several years. Death was brought on by paralysis. Funeral services will be held Friday at the North hampton M.E. church. Burial will be made at Ferncliff cemetery.

KINKAID, MCLAUGHLIN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, April 26, 1917

The funeral of Mrs. Parmelita MCLAUGHLIN, whose death occurred Wednesday morning at the home of the grand daughter, Mr. Harry KINKAID, was held on Thursday at 2 o'clock at the residence 1452 West Clark street. The body will be shipped to Chillicothe, Friday morning at 7:25 o'clock and burial will be made at that place.

LEWE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, April 26, 1917

The funeral of Mrs. Caroline LEWE, aged 51 years, who died Wednesday morning at her home in Mound street, will be held Friday morning at 9:00 o'clock at St. Raphael church. Burial will be made in St. Bernard cemetery.

BOWLES, JACKSON, NEWSOME Name of Newspaper is Gazette, Xenia, OH on Wednesday, May 23, 1917

Xenia, Ohio Greene Co.  Mrs. John NEWSOME Dies Wiberforce Mrs. John D. NEWSOME, formerly a resident of this city, died at 9 o'clock Tuesday night at her home in Wilberforce, after ten days illness of paralysis. She was stricken May 12, and never regained consciousness before the end. Mrs. NEWSOME was born in Pike County, Ohio, 45 years of age. Her maiden name was Alice BOWLES, and she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. BOWLES. She was married to Mr. NEWSOME in 1895 in Jamestown; and later they came to Xenia to live. For 14 years Mr. NEWSOME was an engineer at the O.S. and S. O. home. In 1914 they moved to Wilberforce where Mr. NEWSOME is now chief engineer at the University. Mrs. NEWSOME was active in the social work at Wilberfoce. She was a member of the Married Ladies' Afternoon Club of Xenia, and was well known here. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. John BOWLES of Springfield. The following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Edelia NEWSOME of Springfield; Prof. BOWLES, a teacher in the East St. Louis Schools; Mrs. Addie JACKSON of Springfield, and Levie BOWLES of Yellow Springs. Mrs. NEWSOME was a member of the Zion Baptist Church, Xenia. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

TICEHURST Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 29, 1917

Page 3. The funeral of Mrs. Laura C. TICEHURST, aged 69 years, will be held at her former home in Detroit today. The body will arrive in Springfield this afternoon and burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.

BRUGGER, GAIER, HORNBERGER, KRUPP, SPANG Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 29, 1917

Mrs. Mary Spang, aged 69 years, died Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock at her home, 1615 East Main street. She had been ill for some time. She was born in Germany and when a young girl came to this city, where she has since made her home. She was a member of the St. Bernard church. The following children survive: Louis of Dayton, John and Joseph Spang, Mrs. Mary Hornberger, Mrs. Lena Krupp, Mrs. Cora Gaier and Mrs. Anna Brugger, all of Springfield. She also leaves one brother, Peter Lothschuetz, of this city.

HARMSTEAD, LEWIS, SEIBERT, WOODS Name of Newspaper is Daily Citizen, Urbana, OH on Wednesday, September 12, 1917

Miss Mary LEWIS. Upon arriving at her home at the corner of East Church street and East Lawn avenue Wednesday afternoon, from the Central ward school building where she is employed as teacher of the fifth grade, Miss Elizabeth LEWIS was horrified to find the dead body of her sister, Miss Mary A. LEWIS, lying upon the kitchen floor. The deceased had been in her usual good health at noon and the sisters had planned how they would spend the evening. Coroner Moore was called and after viewing the body and interviewing the sister, pronounced death due to natural causes, presumable heart trouble. The Misses Lewis lived alone for some time, their brother, Albert, living within a square of them at the corner of East Court and East Lawn avenue. Miss Elizabeth LEWIS was accompanied home from a teachers' meeting Wednesday afternoon by Miss Charlotte HARMSTEAD, Miss Ethel SEIBERT and Miss Mary WOODS and, after chatting with them at the gate for a few minutes, she entered the house. The first thing that attracted her attention was the extreme heat, the dampers of the kitchen stove having been opened and the fire burning full blast. Her eyes next feel upon her sister lying prostrate upon the floor near a window, with the window curtain pulled from the fastenings and lying beside her. The deceased was only partly dressed, with her hair hanging down her back and a comb in her hand. From these circumstances it is thought that Miss LEWIS was stricken shortly after the noon hour as she always made it a habit of dressing right after dinner. She had evidently gone to the window to look out and had hold of the curtain when stricken. For some time a nephew, Dr. Lawrence LEWIS, now located at Cardington, made his home with his aunts in this city. He has been drafted for military service and the two aunts, especially the deceased, were looking forward with pleasure to a short visit he intended making them within a few days. Wednesday, when Miss Elizabeth LEWIS returned home at noon her sister remarked that she could not stand it much longer if Lawrence did not come home. Her joy was unbounded when her sister produced a letter she had just received stating that the nephew would be in Urbana within a few days. The deceased was one of ten children born to Cyrus E. and Anna LEWIS, both deceased. She was a native of Clark county and came to Urbana with her parents when a mere child and had since made this city her home. Six of her brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Those surviving are Miss Elisabeth and Albert LEWIS, of this city, and George LEWIS, of Chicago. The latter is a former teacher at Urbana high school. Miss LEWIS was a member of the First M. E. church and funeral services will probably be held Friday in charge of Rev. J. H. Denney. Interment will be made in Oak Dale cemetery.

HICKEY, JOHNSON, KINNANE, MALONE, ONEIL, REAP, WREN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, October 26, 1917

Page 1. Edward WREN, Sr., aged 69 years, merchant prince, former resident of Springfield and founder of the Edward WREN company's dry goods store in this city, died Thursday night at his home, Rockway Park, at Far Rockway Beach, New York. Death claimed Mr. WREN at 11:15 o'clock, eastern time. James H. MALONE, a son-in-law of Mr. WREN, received a telegram Thursday night carrying the sad news of the death of the man who had been identified for years with the mercantile and philanthropic interests of the City of Springfield. The body will be brought to Springfield for burial. It will leave New York Saturday afternoon and will arrive in Springfield Sunday morning, and will be taken to the residence at 1115 North Limestone street. The funeral services will be held at St. Raphael church Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Among the ailments suffered by Mr. WREN was Brights disease, with which he had been afflicted for several years. In the hope of benefiting his health, he went to his summer home in the White mountains last summer and remained there until October 14, when he returned to New York with little improvement in his condition. He made a brave fight against death and several times rallied when it seemed impossible for him to live. During his illness he displayed the same fortitude that was characteristic of him during his entire lifetime. Numerous specialists were consulted in the hopes of benefiting his health, but medical skill proved unavailing. At the time of his death, his widow and all of his children, with the exception of Edward WREN, Jr., who is at the officers' training camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison, where at his bedside. His death will be mourned by hundreds of persons in Springfield, all of whom called him friend. Mr. WREN was ever ready to lend a helping hand in charitable causes, and was noted for his philanthropy. Although he had lived out of the city for the last five years, he kept in constant touch with all progressive movements of his hometown, and responded nobly when called upon. He possessed an indefatigable spirit in business and was at his post of duty in the Springfield store early and late. For all who entered he had a greeting and a smile of welcome. He was born in County Kerry, Ireland, near the city of Limerick. He received his education in the schools there, after which he attended a college in Ireland, where he graduated. Immediately after his graduation he decided to learn the dry goods business. Mr. WREN was not born of rich parents, and he early realized that he would have to make his own way in the world. He had education and high ambitions, and with these two assets he started forth. For about six years he traveled for Cannock, Tate and Company, a dry goods house of Limerick, Ireland. It was here that he laid the foundation for the monument of success, the dry goods house which now bears his name, the Edward WREN companys department store, of this city. After completing his training there he decided to come to America. Before coming to America he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret KINNANE, a sister of the late Edward and John KINNANE, and also of James KINNANE, of this city. He arrived in this country September 1, 1873. He started in the dry goods business, in Lancaster, Ohio, with John O'NEIL, now of Akron. The business lasted for three years and during that time he had lost just half of the money which he brought with him to America. Mr. O'NEIL took over the business and Mr. WREN then came to Springfield, in 1877. On the fourth of April of that year he opened his store in the Commercial block in South Limestone street. His capital on that morning was exactly $2,700. As partners at that time, Mr. WREN had the KINNANE brothers, Edward, James and John. Edward and John KINNANE are now dead and James KINNANE has retired from active business and lives south of Springfield. In 1892 Mr. WREN severed business relations with the KINNANE brothers and conducted the store for himself at the old stand in the Commercial block. The late Robert JOHNSON erected the present Edward WREN company's store in East High street for Mr. WREN in 1903. This was Springfield's first large department store and was the dream of Mr. WREN realized. The store at the time of the removal into the new building was known, and still is, the Edward WREN company's stores. Mr. WREN did much to introduce new methods of selling in this city. At the time of his coming here, there was no fixed price for merchandise and he innovated the one-price method and standard. He was a firm believer in honorable, upright business dealings. He insisted upon every obligation of the house being met at the appointed time and would allow no laxity in the rules of the house. Mr. WREN was a man of keen business integrity and was a recognized force in this city and also the eastern markets, where the merchandise of the Edward WREN store was purchased. He was optimistic at all times concerning the future greatness of Springfield, and was one of this city's most loyal citizens. Five years ago Mr. WREN went to Far Rockway Beach, where he built himself a handsome home. He kept in daily touch with the Springfield store and looked after the eastern office. Mr. WREN was a member of St. Raphael church of this city. He did not belong to any secret organization either in this city or New York. He never sought political office, preferring to lead a quiet home life. During his residence in Springfield he lived in a beautiful estate in North Limestone street. Mrs. Margaret KINNANE WREN died twenty years ago. Mr. WREN married again several years later Miss Josephine HICKEY, of New York City. By his first marriage Mr. WREN had the following children: James, of Wheeling, West Virginia; Mrs. Gretta WREN REAP, of Pittston, Pa; Dr. Alphonso WREN, of New York City; Dr. Ray WREN, a physician at Sing Sing prison; Mrs. Alice WREN MALONE, of this city; Edward WREN, Jr., of Fort Benjamin Harrison; Thomas WREN, living on a farm near Springfield, and Christopher WREN, employed in his father's eastern office in New York City. Besides the children named above Mr. WREN is survived by his widow, Mrs. Josephine HICKEY WREN, and these children: Misses Angela and Ursela WREN and Malcolm WREN, all of Far Rockway Beach. He also leaves a brother, John WREN, of this city.

DANFORTH, GOTWALD, KING Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, November 27, 1917

Robert Q. KING, City's Second Fire Chief, Aged 85 Years, Dies at His Apartments. Robert Q. KING,aged 85 years, died at 6:30 o'clock at his apartments in the King Building in South Fountain Avenue. After starting to write a letter, he arose and stepped into the bathroom. A few minutes later his son R.L. KING went to look for him and found him dead. The funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock at the home of his sisters, Miss Jennie KING and Mrs. Luther A. GOTWALD, 2 Ferncliff Place. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Mr. King was Springfield's second fire chief and one of its prominent citizens. He purchased the first hook and ladder wagon and the first chemical apparatus for the city. He was elected chief in 1871 and served until 1880, when he resigned. Mr. KING bought the bell which is now in use at Central engine house. He was always deeply interested in the fire department and invariably went to the fires. About twenty-two years ago when the whip factory burned at Center and North Street. Mr. King was seriously injured by the roof falling in on him. He was removed from the building apparently dead, but it was soon found that he was not fatally hurt. Mr. KING celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday anniversary surrounded by members of his family. He was born at Tarlton, Pickaway County, August 13, 1832. He was a son of David and Almena KING. At the age of nine years, Mr. KING came to Springfield with his parents and his father purchased the old white house in West Main Street, across the alley from the Cappel Furniture Store, which is still standing and occupied. Mr. KING received his education in Wittenberg College when it was located in the lecture room of the First Lutheran Church. He was a member of the first class. Prior to selecting Springfield as his home, Mr. King's father had been a successful merchant and in the flourishing and growing business to which he had come he had every reason to believe that prosperity awaited him. Invested In Property. His forecast was a right one and he was soon in the enjoyment of a profitable business on the southeast corner of Main and Limestone Streets, where the Gotwald block now stands. Mr. King invested in property and erected both business and residence buildings. His life was one of great activity. In 1849 through his humane desire to assist the sick he himself was taken ill with cholera and died. After the death of David KING his widow erected the residence at Fountain Avenue and Ferncliff Avenue, where she resided until her death in 1878. Robert Q. KING, who passed away Monday night, planted the trees about their home. He took charge of his mother's property and had since been active in looking after the property owned by the KING heirs. His father, in the early days, made extensive purchases of property in different parts of Springfield. He bought the tract in South Limestone Street from Main Street to the Second Presbyterian Church on the east side of the street. Another strip of ground was acquired in South Limestone Street, where the Wren annex now stands. This new building was erected a few years ago by Robert Q. KING. David KING bought a tract in Market Street, now Fountain Avenue, on the west side of the street to the alley. In later years David KING sold part of his holding. Started New Block. Robert Q. KING started an eight-story business block at Fountain Avenue and High Street under the supervision of R. L. KING and manifested a deep interest in its construction. He had hoped to witness its completion this winter. Mr. KING in the early days was engaged in the hardware business in Main Street in a room which is now occupied by a restaurant. He and Alexander RUNYAN entered the business together. After a short time, Mr. KING purchased the interest of Mr. RUNYAN and continued in this business until about fifty years ago when he sold out to William B. BAKER and Luther BROWN. Since that time he devoted his efforts to looking after the properties of the heirs of his parents' estate. There were born to Mr. and Mrs. David KING three boys and three girls; Robert Q. KING, Noble KING, Colonel David KING, Mrs. Luther A. GOTWALD, Miss Jennie KING and Miss Minnie KING. Robert Q. KING married Miss Harriet A. DANFORTH at New Albany, Indiana January 15, 1857. To them were born five children: D. Ward KING of Maitland, Mo.; Dr. Thomas D. KING, who died in 1889; R.L. KING of Springfield and Miss Margaret C. KING, who died when she was fourteen years old. His Wife Died In 1906. Mr. KING's wife died in the same apartments where he passed away. He was a member of the police and fire board in the nineties and for years was treasurer of the Fireman's Relief Association. For many years he was the treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church. Afterwards he transferred his membership to the Second Presbyterian Church, with which he had since been actively identified and a constant attendant. Mr. KING was a member of the old Board of Trade, but did not carry his membership in the later commercial organizations. Mr. KING lived to see Springfield grow from a village of less than 3,000 inhabitants to its present population of 65,000. In his boyhood he hunted squirrels south of the Big Four Station when this tract was woodland. For a man of his years Mr. KING was unusually active. He made frequent trips in an automobile with his relatives and last September he rode in the machine to his old home in Tarlton. Last Tuesday he took a walk over to the market house. It was his daily habit to walk about the city and he manifested a deep interest in the affairs of Springfield and its people. Besides his immediate family he is survived by nine grand children and three great grandchildren.

WOODARD Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 7, 1917

Kenneth WOODARD, the fifteen-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Warren WOODARD, died Friday at 4:50 a.m. at the home of its parents, 512 Home View avenue. The funeral services will be held at the residence Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery.

ARGABRIGHT, BURTON, CALLISON, WERT Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 19, 1918

Mrs. Margaret CALLISON Answers Final Call Mrs. Margaret Jane CALLISON, 76, of 1911 West Main Street died Friday night at her home. She was a member of the M.E. Church of Simms Chapel. Mrs.CALLISON leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bell BURTON and Mrs. Lucinda WERT and one son George A. CALLISON, all residing west of the city. She is also survived by a brother and a sister, Mary CALLISON and James ARGABRIGHT living west of the city. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Additional Information: This obituary also was listed in the Daily News, Newspaper on 1/19/1918. Mrs. Margaret Jane CALLISON, 76, of 1911 West Main Street died Friday night at her home. She was a member of the M.E. Church of Simms Chapel. Mrs. CALLISON leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bell BURTON and Mrs. Lucinda WERT and one son George A. CALLISON, all residing west of the city. She is also survived by a brother and a sister, Mary CALLISON and James ARGABRIGHT living west of the city. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

ZINN Name of Newspaper is Sun, New Carlisle, OH on Sunday, February 3, 1918

Carol Louise ZINN was born May 2, 1916 at New Carlisle, O. After an illness of four days, February 1, 1918, an angel came and bore her little soul to heaven at the age of 1 year and 9 months. She was the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard ZINN of this town and beloved sister of the remaining four daughters and six sons, all but one son yet in the family circle. As her name signifies, she was to this family a little song and sunbeam and Oh how that sweet little voice and the patter of those little feet will be missed. Dear little Carol you have left us Gone to those realms of light above; Though we will miss you, greatly miss you We know you are sheltered in those arms of love. You were a perfect little angel Lightly tripping to and fro-- But the Savior desired to take you And to him you must go. You were so patient during your illness, Never a cry did we hear From those little lips so tender But now so cold and still. But we long some bright morning To meet you in that heavenly home; There forever to be with the angels Gathered round the great white throne. --By the Sisters Funeral services were held at the Mennonite church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dredge officiating. Burial took place in New Carlisle cemetery in charge of Doom Brothers, undertakers.

BANZHOF, ZEIGLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, February 9, 1918

The body of Mrs. Ezra K. BANZHOF of Detroit will be brought to this city for funeral and burial at a time to be announced later. Mrs. BANZHOF was the step-mother of Mrs. George W. ZEIGLER of this city, and had lived in Detroit for one year.

AMONG, BAILEY, CARROL Name of Newspaper is Gazette, Xenia, OH on Wednesday, July 3, 1918

 Xenia, Ohio, Greene County SPRINGFIELD LAD AMONG THE KILLED Antonia BAILEY, colored trumpeter in Co. A. of the 372 Infantry, whose home is in Springfield, has been killed in action. Official word having been received by his wife in Springfield Tuesday afternoon after she had unofficially learned the news through letters printed in a Springfield paper. BAILEY, who was but 20 years of age, died June 9 of wounds received in action. He is a cousin of Private Earl CARROL of this city, who is in the same regiment.

BAKER, CALLISON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, September 25, 1918

Funeral Services for Mrs. Rebecca (BAKER) CALLISON, (Mrs. William C.) 86, who died Tuesday Morning, Sept 24, 1918 at her home, four miles northwest of this city, on the Troy pike, will be held thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence. Burial will be made in the Callison cemetery.

GERON, HORNBERGER, LOCHER, WREN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, October 10, 1918

Mrs. Henry HORNBERGER Is Taken By Death. Mrs. Ruth HORNBERGER, 25, wife of Henry HORNBERGER of Troupe drug store, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WREN, six miles southeast of this city. Mrs. HORNBERGER was visiting at her parents home when stricken with influenza Sunday. Besides her husband and parents she is survived by one son, Robert Thomas HORNBERGER, two sisters, Mrs. Fred LOCHER and Mrs. George GERON; two brothers, Earl WREN of Springfield and Arthur WREN of Denver, Colo. The body was taken to her home, 329 Oakwood Place.

BROWN, DOWNS, GARMAN, MOON, WINGERT Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, November 10, 1918

Arthur L. WINGERT died at City Hospital Friday evening at 8:35 of pneumonia. The body was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. O. W. GARMAN, in W. Washington St. Mr. WINGERT's home was in Raffensberger Ave. and he leaves a wife and four small children. He was a moulder and was employed by the Bauer Bros. Co. In addition to his wife and children, Mr. WINGERT leaves his father, A. A. WINGERT of Leffel's Lane; a brother, Abram, who lives in California; a brother W. L. WINGERT, whose home is in Lima, Ohio; and a third brother, Jesse E., who is a Springfield man. John A., a fourth brother, is in the service "somewhere in France." One sister survives Mr. WINGERT, Mrs. GARMAN, and 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Clara BROWN and Mrs. O. T. DOWNS. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the GARMAN home, the Rev. C. E. Byers, pastor of the Church of God to have charge. Additional Information from submitter Joan McCready jmccread@jcn1.com, this obituary omits Arthur WINGERT's other brother, Vernon L., and other sister, Mrs. Lula MOON.

GARMAN, WINGART Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 11, 1918

Arthur WINGERT died in City Hospital Friday Eve., Nov. 8, 1918, of influenza. The body was taken to home of brother-in-law, O. W. GARMAN, at extreme west end of Washington St. Funeral services will be held Mon. at 2 p.m. at this residence. Burial in Roller Cemetery. Additional Information: Arthur's death notice was also published on November 9, 1918.

DREDGE, HORNBURGER, RIGIO, TUTTLE Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Monday, November 25, 1918

Page 1. Ferdinand RIGIO, correspondent for The Sun while at Camp Sherman, and formerly a local printer was killed in action October 14, according to a telegram received Sunday evening by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. RIGIO, of 307 Franklin street. The telegram was received from the war department at Washington. Having lived in Springfield for years RIGIO was well known. He left with the first contingent October 5, 1917, for Camp Sherman and for a time was with the infantry. He was later transferred to the 322nd Heavy Artillery, headquarters company, being a member of the regimental band. While at Camp Sherman he was a regular contributor for The Sun and his many articles regarding the Springfield men were much enjoyed by the thousands of local readers. RIGIO left for overseas June 11, 1918. "While at camp he became ill with scarlet fever," said his mother last evening, "but he recovered and we thought now that the war was over that he would be returned safe. But a messenger boy brought word a few minutes ago that he was dead." RIGIO was 22 years old and besides his parents leaves the following brothers and sisters, Frank and Ralph of Cincinnati, Peter, bandmaster on the battleship Missouri; Vincent, Carl and Mrs. Camelia HORNBURGER of this city, Mrs. Pauline DREDGE of Middletown, and Mrs. Otto TUTTLE of Middle Rock, Wis.

GAIER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 27, 1918

Mrs. Rosa GAIER Aged 33 Succumbs. Mrs. Rosa GAIER, aged 33 years, died Thursday night at 11:40 o'clock at her home, 1060 Highland Avenue. She was born in Springfield where she had lived all of her life. Mrs. GAIER was the wife of Theodore GAER who survives her. She was a member of the St. Bernard church. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Rose and Catherine and six sons, Frederick, Robert, William, Henry, Leo and Eugene

DONOHUE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 27, 1918

Elba B. DONOHUE Dies of Influenza. Elba B. DONOHUE, aged 31 years, died of influenza, Thursday night at his home in the Rosensteel farm near Pleasant Grove chapel. All of the members of his family are ill with the same disease. The body was removed to the Jackson and Common funeral home. Mr. DONOHUE was born in Ross County. He was a farmer and leaves his widow and three children.

LONEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 16, 1919

Funeral services for John LONEY, who died Wednesday, January 15, 1919, will be held Friday morning at 8 o'clock in St Raphael Church. Burial will be made in London.

MCAFEE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 16, 1919

Funeral services for Otho McAFEE, who died Wednesday, January 15, 1919, at his home, 148 West Columbia Street, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Schaefer & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery. Friends may view the body at the funeral home.

COSTELL, MEYER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 16, 1919

Cecil COSTELL, died Thursday, January 16, 1919, at 6 am at the Childrens Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Catherine MEYER, 329 North Race Street. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.

MCKEEVER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 16, 1919

Marjory Lucille McKEEVER, the one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Conrad McKEEVER, died at 9 am Thursday, January 16, 1919, at her residence, 425 North Race Street. Funeral services will be held at the residence Saturday morning at 9 am. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.

CRABLE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, January 16, 1919

Pauline CRABLE, 1 year 10 months, died Thursday at 9:55 am January 16, 1919, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Franklin CRABLE, 116 South Yellow Springs Street.

MILLER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 25, 1919

Using Date of death for index. David Hughey MILLER, the seven-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Cassius MILLER, died Saturday morning of strangulation at the home of his parents, rural route No. 4, in the Clifton Pike. Additional Information submitted by Brenna Moore texaswildflower124@hotmail.com, another funeral notice was in the newspaper " The Funeral services for David H. MILLER, 7, son of Cassius MILLER, who died Saturday morning, January 25, 1919, at the home of his parents, Rural Route 4, Will be held at the residence at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery.

BARRETT, BITNER, GLENN, MOOTS, NEEDLES, SHADLEY, SHAFFER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 10, 1919

Michael BARRETT, 54, died Sunday morning at his home, 122 North Water Street. He was a molder by trade Mr. BARRETT had live in this city for any years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah BARRETT and the following children: Michael, Edward and Charles BARRETT, Mrs. Ethel SHADLEY, Mrs. Helen NEEDLES and Mrs. Ruth MOOTS; the Misses Mary and Annie, all of this city; besides his mother, Mrs. Margaret BARRETT; a brother, Patrick BARRETT, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary SHAFFER, Mrs. Elizabeth BITNER and Mrs. Annie Glenn, all of Springfield.

FRY, GARRETT, JOHNSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 10, 1919

Following a short illness, Mrs. Winnie Caroline GARRETT, 66, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William FRY, 778 West Grand Avenue. She had been a resident of Springfield for 38 years. Besides the daughter at whose home she died, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Frank JOHNSON of Cleveland, and one son, James GARRETT, of this city. She was an enthusiastic worker in the Third Baptist church.

MOXLEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, February 10, 1919

Tuberculosis caused the death Sunday morning of Otis W. MOXLEY, 20 at his home, 1719 Tibbetts Avenue. He had been ill several months. Mr. MOXLEY was born in Irvington, Ohio, and had lived here the greater part of his life. He was a day laborer. He belonged to the Wiley Methodist Episcopal church. He is survived by his father, Frank MOXLEY, of this city; his mother living in Cincinnati. Funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 O'clock. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.

HARVEY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, May 1, 1919

Funeral services for Frederick HARVEY, 80, who died Tuesday, April 29, 1919, at the Clark county infirmary, were held Thursday morning at the Patterson undertaking parlors. Burial was made in the count infirmary cemetery.

LAYBOURNE, STEWART Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, May 23, 1919

Funeral services for Ira STEWART, 28, who died Friday, May 23, 1919, at the cit hospital of injuries received several weeks ago, when his foot was almost severed from his leg, will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the residence in the Selma pike, eight miles southeast of the city. Burial will be in the Fletcher cemetery. Mr. STEWART is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice LAYBOURNE STEWART; his mother, Mrs. Ermina STEWART of this city and the following brothers; Roy STEWART, Walter STEWART, and Elmer STEWART all of Clark county. He was born and reared in Clark County.

DIEHL, GRAY Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, May 23, 1919

Mrs. Elizabeth DIEHL, 84, died Friday morning, May 23, 1919, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nora GRAY in the Rebert pike. She was born in Virginia. Mrs. DIEHL was a member of the Christian church at South Vienna. Besides the daughter, at whose home she died, she is survived by two other daughters, Miss Emma DIEHL of South Vienna and Mrs. William GRAY of this city. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Episcopal church at South Vienna, Sunday, at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in the South Vienna cemetery.

WHITTINGTON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, May 23, 1919

Funeral services for Clarence WHITTINGTON, 33, who died Thursday, May 22, 1919, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin T. Whittington, IN THE OLD Columbus road, will be held at the Second Lutheran church Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery.

JOHNSTON, SMITH, WALLACE Name of Newspaper is Lafayette Journal, IN on Monday, May 26, 1919

Death Claim Wm. W. SMITH Was One of Lafayette's Most Prominent Citizens-Vice- President of Merchants National Bank William W. SMITH, one of the best known and most highly respected business men of Lafayette, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Adam WALLACE, 159 North Grant Street, West LaFayette, Saturday afternoon after a long illness. For the twenty-four hours preceeding his death Mr. SMITH was unconscious. He was born in Clark Co. OH July 07, 1835 and in 1845 his parents moved to Southern Illinois. Ten years later he left Illinois and came to LaFayette, arriving here on March 15, 1855. On June 1 of that year he was united in marriage with Melissa E. JOHNSTON, who died December 25, 1915. After their marriage they lived in LaFayette for a number of years and then in 1882 moved to farm on the Wea Plains, where they lived until 1885. At that time Mr. SMITH was elected County Treasurer and the family moved to Lafayette again, where they have since lived. SOUND BUSINESS MAN Mr. SMITH served two terms as County Treasurer and when the Merchants' National Bank was organized in 1890, he was elected the first vice-president, which office he held for twenty-seven years. From the time of the founding of the bank up to the time of his last illness, he took a keen interest in upbuilding of the institution and it was to a great extent through his efforts that the bank grew to be one of the largest and soundest banks in the state. Early in life he united with the Methodist church and was a member of Trinity church, this city. He was also a member of the I. O.O. F., No. 55, which organization he joined in 1858 and was one of the staunchest republicans in the county. Surviving are four children. Marcellus and Werdie P. SMITH, both of California: Delos W. SMITH, now in the Y.M.C.A. work overseas and Mrs. Carrie B. WALLACE of West Lafayette. Interment in Springvale Cemetery will be private. Friends are requested to omit flowers.

DEAM Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, June 13, 1919

Clement Webster DEAM, aged 48 years, died Thursday morning at 7 o'clock at his home in the Tremont pike. He was taken ill on Christmas day and since that time has grown steadily worse. Mr. DEAM was born in Tremont City, where he had lived all of his life. He was a decorator by trade, although he was compelled to give up active business for some time. He was a member of the Mt. Calvary Reformed church. Besides his widow, Mrs. Elsie DEAM, he leaves three sons, Edward, aged 11; Elwood aged eight, and Richard, aged five and two brothers, Frank of Tremont City and Fred of this city.

SPANG Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, July 3, 1919

Cecelia A. Spang, 13, daughter of Mrs. Cecelia Spang of Dayton, died Tuesday, July 1, 1919, at the Seaton hospital in Cincinnati. The body was brought to this city Wednesday night and was taken to the home of Henry Herzog, 925 Avondale Avenue. Funeral services were held at 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the St. Bernard church and burial was made in the St. Bernard cemetery.

ALLEN, NEFF, OWENS, POWNELL, PURGTEM Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, September 22, 1919

Mrs. Susan POWNELL, 74, died Monday morning at her home in the Dayton Road west of Springfield. She was a member of the Enon Christian church. Mrs. POWNELL leaves her husband, Robert D. POWNELL; four daughters, Mrs. Sarah PURGTEM, Mrs. Mary ALLEN and Mrs. John OWENS, of Enon, and Mrs. Lydia NEFF of Osborn, and three sons, Okey POWNELLof Springfield, John and Robert POWNELLof Cleveland.

GOTWALD, KING, PONTIUS Name of Newspaper is Daily Morning Sun, Springfield, OH on Friday, November 14, 1919

PROMINENT WOMAN DIES AT HOME HERE
MRS. LUTHER A. GOTWALD, 82, died suddenly at her home in Ferncliff place at 9 o'clock Thursday evening. MRS. GOTWALD was apparently in good health, though enfeebled by age, up to the time of her death. She had been a resident of Springfield the majority of her life. MRS. GOTWALD, who was formerly Miss MARY ELIZABETH KING, came to Springfield with her parents while a child. She married REV. LUTHER A. GOTWALD, D. D., in 1859, and spent twenty-one years with her husband in eastern Pennsylvania, where he was pastor of a church. For many years a member of the Fourth Lutheran Church of Springfield, MRS. GOTWALD was always interested in church activities. She was also active in missionary development in the Lutheran church at large. She was noted for her liberality and generosity of disposition. For many years MRS. GOTWALD had been interested in the graduates of Wittenberg college and had been a personal friend to all of them. MRS. GOTWALD leaves the following children: DR. D. KING GOTWALD and ROBERT GOTWALD of Springfield, REV. FRED G. GOTWALD, D. D., of York, Pennsylvania, MRS. ALMENA CUMMINGS of Cleveland and MRS. MARY PONTIUS of Canton. She also leaves a brother, COLONEL DAVID KING, and a sister, MISS SARAH JANE KING, both of Springfield.

The Springfield Daily Sun November 18, 1919 "TRIBUTE PAID TO MRS. MARY GOTWALD REV. DR. WILLIAM E. BROWN, pastor of the Fourth Lutheran church, delivered the funeral oration Monday at the funeral services of MRS. MARY ELIZABETH GOTWALD who died at her home, 2 Ferncliff Place. MRS. GOTWALD was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery. DR. BROWN was assisted by DR. S. E. GREENAWALT, former pastor of the church, of which MRS. GOTWALD a member for many years. Both of these men spoke of the beautiful character of MRS. GOTWALD and what her life had meant to others. Flowers in profusion filled the rooms of the GOTWALD home, sent by admiring friends and relatives. The house was crowded with those who came to pay their last respects to a woman who was universally loved. A few words of respect were also spoken by Rev. DAVID H. BAUSLIN dean of Hamma Divinity school. DR. BAUSLIN was a lifelong friend of the GOTWALD family. Relatives were pall bearers. They were ROBERT C. GOTWALD, FRED G. GOTWALD, DR. D. KING GOTWALD, GLENN M. CUMMINGS, FRED REMSBERG and H. C. PONTIUS."

Additional Information provided - Here are two separate obituaries for Mary Elizabeth King Gotwald, who died November 13, 1919 in Springfield, Ohio. She was a daughter of David King and a sister to Robert Quigley King. Her obituary will likely be of interest to many because her husband, Luther A. Gotwald, D. D. had a Lutheran Church trial at Wittenberg College for heresy and was acquitted. There was a book written about that trial and many dedicated Lutherans know about it. It is interesting to see that neither of these obituaries mentions the long stint Luther had as a divinity professor at Wittenberg. Notice that her 2 Ferncliff address is the same as the one for her mother, Almena Caldwell King, which home is now the Chi Omega Sorority House.

BROWN, SHAFER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, December 12, 1919

Earl C. SHAFER, aged 34 years, died at 6:30 o'clock Friday morning at his residence, 120 South Race street. His death was caused by tuberculosis. Besides his wife and a small daughter, he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. SHAFER, and one sister Mrs. BROWN, all of whom reside here. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the residence. Burial will be made in the Ferncliff cemetery.

ILIFF Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, December 16, 1919

Miss Sue ILIFF, 86, died Tuesday noon, December 16, 1919, at the home of her brother, A. W. ILIFF, 1019 South Fountain avenue.

ILFII Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, December 16, 1919

Miss Sue ILIFF, 86, died Tuesday noon December 16, 1919, at the home of her brother A. W. ILIFF, 1019 South Fountain Avenue.

ILIFF Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, December 17, 1919

Funeral services for Miss Sue ILIFF, 86, who died Monday noon, December 16, 1919 at the home of her brother, A. W. ILIFF, 1019 South Fountain avenue, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the residence. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.

CALLISON, STEPHENSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, December 20, 1919

Harvey G. STEPHENSON, 72, died suddenly of apoplexy, Friday afternoon at his home in North Hampton. He had lived in that place a number of years and was a farmer. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Anna STEPHENSON, two daughters, Miss Emma STEPHENSON, who lives at home; Mrs. Earl CALLISON and one son, J.A. STEPHENSON, both of this city. Funeral services will be held at the Asbury Methodist Episcopal church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock Burial wall be made in the Lawrenceville cemetery.

BOYD, FARRER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, December 24, 1919

Sustaining a stroke of paralysis last Friday night, JAMES D BOYD, aged 77 years, died Wednesday morning at his residence, 535 South Fountain Avenue. Mr Boyd was born November 25, 1842, on a farm near Harmony. He was a son of Mr and Mrs Jesse BOYD. He was one of the oldest members of Clark lodge, No 101, Free and Accepted Masons, and was also a member of Springfield Chapter No 48, Royal Arch Masons and of Palestine Commandery, No 33, Knights Templar. For three years, Mr Boyd served in the Civil War as a member of Company I, 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In early life he was a bookkeeper for Murphy Brothers, who were in the drygoods business at Limestone and High Streets. Later he returned to the farm near Harmony, where he remained until 15 years ago when he and his sister, Miss Margaret BOYD came to Springfield. Since that time they have lived in South Fountain Avenue. Mr Boyd was for years a member of the fair board and also active in Republican politics. He is survived by a brother, Frank H BOYD of Brooklyn, NY, and two sisters Mrs Emma FARRER of Hollywood, CA and Miss Margaret BOYD of Springfield. The funeral will be held at 10 am Saturday at the residence and will be in charge of Clark lodge. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.


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