Page 18. Orrin H. ZIEGLER, Lifelong Resident of Clark County, Succumbs. Following an illness of two weeks with influenza, Orrin H. ZIEGLER, 45, a lifelong resident of Clark County; died at 1 p. m. Wednesday at the home on the National pike west. Mr. ZIEGLER was employed as chief engineer at The American Seeding Machine Co. plant at the time of his death. He had held that position for more than five years. Prior to that he was employed in the same capacity by The Ohio Edison Co., The Springfield Metallic Casket Co., and the Springfield Railway Co. Born in Springfield, Mr. ZIEGLER had spent practically his entire life here. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Shaffer and Columbia sts. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Edith ZIEGLER; five children, Ellsworth, Cleda, Frances, Thelma and Eldon ZIEGLER; and one brother Alva ZIEGLER of Phillipsburg, O. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Church of the Brethren in Springfield, with the Rev. J. J. Johnson, pastor in charge. Burial will be made in Vale cemetery.
Funeral services for Frank POOLE, 72, who died at 12:05 p.m. Monday at the home of his son, William POOLE, Route 9, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson funeral home. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery. Mr. POOLE, who was almost a life-long resident of Springfield, died after a week's illness with bronchial pneumonia. He had been in failing health, however, for several years. Besides the son at whose home he died, he leaves his widow, Mrs. Allie POOLE; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie KISLING, Keosauque, Ia., and Mrs. Emma THOMPSON of route 9, Springfield; four grandchildren, one brother, William POOLE, Springfield, contractor, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice RICE of Eureka Springs, Ark and Mrs. Emma RODRIGUEZ of Gould, O. Submitted by Janie Martin Whitty email@example.com
Brief services for Mrs. Sarah PHILLIPS, 78, who died Sunday at her home in Yellow Springs, O., after an illness of six weeks with paralysis, will be held at noon Wednesday at her residence, following by funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion Baptist church in Jamestown, O. Rev. O. O. Jones of London, O., will officiate. Burial will be made in Jamestown, O.
Robert LEFFEL, 28, son of the late Burton LEFFEL, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in Chicago, according to word received by his uncles, W. C. LEFFEL, of this city. He leaves his mother, a brother, Vern LEFFEL, of Chicago, and uncles and aunts of this city, Mrs. William BOTKIN, Mrs. H. E. CLARK, Virgil and Melvin LEFFEL
Mrs. Leo MYERS. Following a year of ill health, Mrs. Leo MYERS, 69, formerly of Springfield, died at 2:10 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton. She was born in Pickaway County in 1867, and most of her life was spent in this vicinity. She was a member of the St. John Church in Dayton. Mrs. Myers is survived by her husband, Leo MYERS; a son, William..(rest of obit cut off)
Mrs. Rosetta FORBECK, 63, died at her home near Enon at 1 a.m. today of heart trouble. She had been in ill health only a short time. She is survived by her husband, Cyrus FORBECK; five sons, Charles, Clifford, Albert, Earl and Lawrence; one daughter, Mrs. Floyd PATTON; eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rachael MILLER of near Enon and Mrs. Maude HART of Springfield, and four brothers, Willis GORDON, Ezra GORDON, George GORDON and Silas GORDON, all of near Enon. Funeral services will be held at the Enon Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made in the Enon Cemetery.
Page 20. Mrs. Rosetta Forbeck, 63, died at her home near Enon at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Feb, 12, 1929 of heart trouble. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Enon Methodist Church. Burial will be made in the Enon Cemetery.
Mrs. Margaret Adelaide KISSELL, 81, a lifelong resident of Clark County, died at 11:15a.m. Wednesday at her home, 235 W. Euclid Av., after an illness of 10 days. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Friends are asked to please omit flowers. Mrs. KISSELL, who was the widow of Silas G. KISSELL, was born in Clark County in August, 1847, and had lived here ever since. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church. Seven children survive her. They are: Charles M. KISSELL of South Charleston, S.J. KISSELL of near Springfield, J.E. KISSELL of Galion, O., R.E. KISSELL of Springfield, and Misses Villa, Ella and Anna KISSELL all of Springfield.
Page 10 Horatio S. MCARTHUR,63, an employee of the D. T. and I. railroad for the last 35 years, died at 5:15p.m. Tuesday at his home, 709 Clifton St. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Cora MCARTHUR; a son, D.W.MCARTHUR of Springfield; and a daughter, Mrs. Harry PHEASANT of Dayton. Mr. MCARTHUR was a former resident of Greenfield, O. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Order of Madison Hills, O., and the Masonic Lodge of Greenfield, O. Funeral services will be held at 9:30a.m. Friday at the residence. Burial will be made Friday in Greenfield, O.
Byron COX, 75, formerly of Washington C. H. died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday at the home of his son, James COX , 2123 Lexington av., following an illness of six months. Besides the son at whose home he died, he leaves his widow, Mrs. Susan COX; a daughter, Mrs. W. O. WARD of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth MCWILLIAMS and Mrs. Stella WARD, both of Springfield; two brothers, Anson COX of Springfield, and John COX of London, O., and four grandchildren. Mr. COX was born in Vinton County, O. He had been a farmer practically all his life, having conducted farms at various places. At one time he resided in Ross County and before coming to Springfield 25 years ago he had made his home in Washington. C. H. He was a member of the Brethren Church of Ross County. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the son's residence with Rev. Paul Ewing Davies, pastor of the Oakland Presbyterian Church, In charge. Burial will be made in Washington C.H.
Charles L. AULT, 53, former resident of Springfield and war veteran died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Ft. Robinson, Neb. according to word received by relatives in Springfield. For 30 consecutive years, Mr. AULT had served with the United States army. He first enlisted in the Spanish-American War, and following the war he remained in the army. At the time of the World War he was transferred to France, where he served throughout the entire war with the Rainbow Division. Mr. AULT remained in service after the World War. The last two years he had spent at Ft. Riley, Kan., and he was only recently transferred to the Nebraska post, where he died of pneumonia. He leaves two brothers, John H. AULT, 431 E. Main st., this city; and Michael W. AULT of Clifton, O. Submitted by Janie Whitty. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral services for Amos A. VERMILLION, 56, former motorman of The Springfield Railway Co., who died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday at his home, 102 Latta av., Columbus, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Coffman funeral home, where the body will be brought Monday night. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery. Mr. Vermillion was employed by The Springfield Railway Co. for 14 years as a motorman. He was forced to give up his position a year ago on account of an injury to his back. Last June he and his family moved to Columbus, where his health continued to fail until his death. He was affiliated with Waterloo Lodge, No 532 F. and A. M., of Waterloo, O., where he at one time resided. Among his surviving relatives are his widow, Mrs. Minnie VERMILLION; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille WOODS of Columbus; a son, Millard E. VERMILLION of Bridgeport, O.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie WARD of Springfield, and Mrs. Anna CONWAY of Canton, O; and two brothers, Frank VERMILLION of Ironton, O., and Charles VERMILLION of Athens, O.
Funeral services for John B. RANKIN, 67, Springfield vegetable merchant, who died at 12:20 a.m. Sunday at (his) home, 716 Cedar st., will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery. Mr. Rankin's death resulted from chronic heart disease, with which he had suffered for many years. He was born in West Jefferson, where he spent the early years of his life, coming to Springfield about 50 years ago. During the entire time he had resided in Springfield, Mr. Rankin had conducted a vegetable stand at the city market where he was always a familiar figure to practically everyone in Springfield. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Anna E. RANKIN; a son, Robert B. RANKIN; two daughters Ruby Almeda and Margaret Pearl RANKIN; and three brothers, George, Edward, and Jacob RANKIN of Springfield. ..........
The body of John T. JONES, 85, who died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pearl ESHENSELDER, 557 E. Madison av., after a long illness will be taken at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to his former home in Huntington County near Warren, Ind., where funeral services will be held at (unreadable), Wednesday. Burial will be made in that place. Mr. Jones was born Feb. 21, 1831 near Warren Ind., and had spent his entire life there until he came to Springfield four years ago to make his home with his daughter. Among his surviving relatives are his daughter, Mrs. ESHENSELDER; and two sons, Vincent W. JONES of Muncie, Ind., and L. J. JONES of Richmond, Ind. .
Mrs. Anna SHAFFER, 83, active church worker, died at 1:40 a.m. Monday at her home, 201 Montgomery av., after an illness of seven weeks. She had suffered an attack of influenza, which developed later into pneumonia. Born in Mercersburg, Pa., she spent the very early years of her life there. She came to Springfield 46 years ago from near Medway, where she had resided for some time. Her name prior to her marriage was Miss Anna SHAFFER, and her birthday and that of her husband, Samuel SHAFFER, Civil War veteran who died 13 years ago, both were on Valentines Day. (Rest of obit cut off)
Pg. 15. Funeral services for Joyce P. MOUL, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. MOUL of 518 N. Light st., who died at 10:50 p. m. Saturday at the home of his parents, will be conducted at 10 a. m. Wednesday at the residence, with Dr. E. E. Flack, pastor of the St. Luke Lutheran Church, in charge. Burial will be made in Gettysburg cemetery. Mr. MOUL had been ill almost three years. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Mildred MOUL; two daughters, Shirley and Joyce; his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma CAMPBELL of Sugar Grove Hill, Miss Dorothy and Miss Alice MOUL; a brother, James MOUL, and his grandparent, John H. MOUL of Gettysburg, O.
Page 17. Funeral services for Charles C. YEAZELL, 80, retired hat merchant, who died at 2 a.m. Sunday at the Bookwalter Hotel, where he resided will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Robert Gotwald, 1302 E. Limestone st. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery. Mr. YEAZELL was one of the first hat merchants of Springfield, conducting a shop on W. Main st. He retired from business 25 years ago. He was born in Moorefield township, and had lived in this vicinity his entire life. His only surviving relatives are a sister, Mrs. Frances A. WARD, of Springfield, and nieces and nephews.
Page 17. Edward LANKENAU, 29, died at 12:15 a.m. Monday at his home, 1229 Champion av. The body was removed to the Jackson funeral home. Burial will be made in Pleasant Hill cemetery. Mr. LANKENAU was engaged in farming. He was a native of Champaign County. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Mary LANKENAU; a brother, William LANKENAU, and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur WEBSTER and Mrs. Earl MAYSTEAD, all of Springfield.
Page 4. Following an illness of three years, Ira J. HORTON, 36, the life-long resident of Springfield, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at his home, 231 E. Rose St. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Hazel BYERMAN HORTON; three sons, Kenneth, Marvin and Wallace Ray; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Silas HORTON; a sister, Bessie; six brothers, Nathan, Clifford, Forest, Clyde, Jessie, and Robert HORTON, all of Springfield. Born in Springfield, Mr. Horton had spent his entire life here with the exception of two years during which he lived in Dayton. He was a member of the Second Lutheran Church and also Champion Council, Jr. O.U.A.M.
FORMER RESIDENT TAKEN BY DEATH. Mrs. Thomas J. DIGAN, 71, Succumbs at her Home In Pittsburgh. Mrs. Thomas J. DIGAN, 71, a former resident of Springfield, died Thursday at her home in Pittsburgh, Pa., according to work received in Springfield by relatives. Mrs. DIGAN had resided in Springfield for a number of years before going to Pittsburg, and besides her many relatives here, there are scores of friends who will mourn her loss. Mrs. DIGAN had been ill only a week following a stroke of paralysis. She was the wife of T. J. DIGAN, with whom she and her family left Springfield about 20 years ago. Mrs. DIGAN was former member of the St. Raphael Church, in which she was always an active worker. Besides her husband, she leaves the following surviving relatives; two daughters, Miss Nelle DIGAN and Mrs. Alex SCHAEFFER, both of Pittsburg; her son, S. C. DIGAN of The DIGAN Cleaning and Dyeing establishment of Springfield; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Annie KELLY; a niece, Mrs. J. N ROBINSON, both of this city; a nephew, James S. KELLY, and a brother-in-law, John DIGAN, all of Springfield. She also leaves two brothers in Chicago. Funeral services will be held Monday morning in Pittsburg, and burial will be made in that city. S. C. DIGAN and Mrs. J. N. ROBINSON will go to Pittsburg to attend the funeral.
Funeral services for William STROME 70, who dropped dead at 9 a.m. Friday while working in the garden near his home in New Carlisle will be held at 2.30 p.m. Monday at the residence in New Carlisle. Rev. J. Yoder, pastor of the Brethen Church of that place, will conduct the service in New Carlisle. Burial will be made in New Carlisle. Mr. STROME is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Mary STROME; two sons Orville and Lloyd STROME, both of Springfield, four brothers, Issac of Dayton, Frank and Eli STROME of New Carlisle, and Cyrus STROME of Brandt, Ohio and three grandchildren.
Page 11. South Vienna, May 20 - Lemuel SMITH, 74, retired farmer, this city, hanged himself early this morning from a rafter in his barn. The body was found by his daughter, Miss Glenna SMITH, who lived with him. Miss SMITH missed her father this morning and went to his room to call him. She found the bed empty and became alarmed. She searched other rooms in the house and finally went to the barn where she saw his body hanging from a rafter in the haymow. A small piece of rope had been used and the noose was secured with an iron ring. Coroner Theodore F. SCHAEFER had not made his investigation of the tragedy yet this morning, but it is thought that Smith committed the act about 4:30 a.m. SMITH had been losing his eyesight for some time and his hearing was almost entirely gone. This is believed to have been responsible for the suicide. Two daughters survive SMITH, Miss Glenna and Mrs. Ruth MITCH of Catawba. Funeral announcements will be made later. Death Notice was published the next day, Tuesday, May 21, 1929: SMITH - Lemuel Smith, 74, committed suicide by hanging Monday morning, May 20, 1929, in his barn at South Vienna. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence. Burial will be made in South Vienna. Submitted by Amber Bers840@aol.com
Page 16. Mrs. Barbara L. HURLEY, 55, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 1929, at her home, 707 High St., Yellow Springs, after a years' illness with paralysis. Funeral services, conducted by Mr. and Mrs. E.L BURNS of the Burns funeral home in Springfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Yellow Springs. Burial will be made in Glenn Forest Cemetery, Yellow Springs.
Page 16. Michael LAWLER, 60, of 131 E. Pleasant St., died at 3 p.m. Monday, May 20, 1929, at his home after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the St. Raphael Church. Burial will be made in St. Bernard cemetery.
Page 16. Isaac A. OSTRANDER, 81, died at 6:30 pm Monday, May 20, 1929, at the Knights of Pythias Home for the Aged, where he was a resident. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 am Wednesday at the home, after which the body will be sent to Cincinnati for ritualistic services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the grave in Spring Grove cemetery.
Page 16. Robert Alexander SALLAS, 7, died Sunday, May 19, 1929, at the home of his parents in West Jefferson, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander SALLAS. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday at the M. E. Church in West Jefferson. Burial will be made in Bethel cemetery.
Phillip J. SCHNEIDER, 48, Taken by Death While Working In Office Urbana, June 1,--Phillip J. SCHNEIDER, secretary of the Urbana Manufacturers' Association died from a stroke of apoplexy yesterday morning in his office. He was born in Springfield in 1881 and came to Urbana in 1907. While in Springfield he was engineer for the telephone company. In 1914 he formed The American Tool and Die Co., with the aid of H. P.Creighton. Two sons, Earl and John are students now at Wittenberg College. Mr. SCHNEIDER accepted the post of safety director under the former mayor, John Bucher, and helped to perfect the police and fire departments of this city. He was a former president of the Kiwanis Club and member or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is survived by his widow and five children, Earl, John, Paul and Hugh at home, and Mrs. Ned KIRBY in London. Al SCHNEIDER, a brother, lives in Springfield, and there are three other brothers, Richard, Urbana; George, Lorain; and William, Richmond, Ind. Additional Information Submitted by Submitter: Phillip's given name should have been spelled Philip).
EX-SALESMAN DIES AT HOME Winfield Scott HATFIELD Succumbs After Short Illness Winfield Scott HATFIELD, 76, familiarly known among his friends and business associates as "Scottie" died at 6:30 a.m. Friday at his home, 144 W. Columbia st.. He had been ill only a short time. Mr. HATFIELD in former years was city salesman for the Fleischman Yeast Co. and was well known in Springfield among business men and grocers. He retired from active business 12 years ago. Mr. HATFIELD was a member of Champion Council, No. 2, Junior Order of United American Mechanics and was also affiliated with Champion City Council, No. 23, U.C.T. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth HATFIELD; a step-son, Walter W. ROSS; and four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth DUNWORTH, Mrs. Ida MAGAW, Mrs. Ella STEINHART all of Springfield, and Mrs. Sally NAVE of Pitchin. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday at the Coffman funeral home. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery.
Page 11. Mrs. Barbara E. LYDAY, 80, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at the home of her brother, Louis A. BOWERS, 345 E. Liberty st., where she resided. She was the widow of John P. LYDAY, and was affiliated with the Third Lutheran Church. Besides her brother, Mrs. LYDAY is survived by a nephew, William C. BOWERS.
Page 34. Mrs. Barbara E. LYDAY, 80, of 345 W. Liberty st., died at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 1929, at the Young Sanitarium. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at her residence. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery.
After an illness of only a few hours, Ralph A BOYD, 57, lifelong resident of Springfield, died at 4 pm Friday at his home, 527 S Fountain Ave. Apoplexy was the cause of death. Mr Boyd had been in good health prior to Friday. Mrs Boyd had spent the afternoon downtown shopping and upon returning home was informed by her aunt, Mrs Margaret BOYD, who makes her home with them, that Mr Boyd had been slightly ill during the afternoon but had seemingly recovered. When Mrs Boyd went to her husband she found him dead. Born in Springfield, Mr Boyd had spent his entire life here. He was born Nov 11, 1872, in the house in which he died. For the last seven years he had been employed at The Springfield Metallic Casket Co as a timekeeper. He was a member of Anthony Lodge, F and AM, and was also a knight templar. He was affiliated with the High Street ME Church. Besides his widow, Mrs Nina BOYD, he leaves a son, Edward BOYD of Birmingham, AL; a step daughter Mrs Mildred DYE of this city; and a sister, Mrs Anna TUCKER of Salem, O. Mr Boyd was a nephew of OH ANDERSON, local real estate dealer. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday at the residence. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mrs Martha Dollison, 83, a resident of the Knights of Pythias Home for the Aged, died at 5 am Friday at the home after a lengthy illness. She was admitted to the home Nov 14, 1925, from Byesville, O her former home. Two sons survive her. They are: BF DOLLISON of Bakersfield, CA and JA DOLLISON of San Francisco, CA.
Pg 20. Miss Ella KISSELL, for the last 36 years a teacher in Springfield public schools, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 235 W. Euclid Av., after an illness of only one week. Miss KISSELL was a teacher in the primary grades of the Emerson School for more than 12 years. Hundreds of her former pupils will mourn her death. William Roberts, principal of the school, paid her the following tribute in speaking on behalf of the teaching staff of the school: "We are deeply grieved by the loss of Miss KISSELL. She was a conscientious and able teacher and is sure to be missed. Her death was a shock to all of us." Miss Kissell was an active member of the First Lutheran Church and of the Women's Town Club.
Surviving are four brothers, Charles M., South Charleston; John Earl, Galion; and Samuel J. and Ralph E. of Clark County; and two sisters, Villa M. and Anna R., both of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30p.m., at the residence, with Dr J. B. Markward, pastor of the First Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be made at Ferncliff Cemetery.
page 16 Ex-Resident is Taken by Death MRS. MARTHA ELLEN ARGABRIGHT, 73 dies at home in Barberton, Ohio Mrs. Martha Ellen ARGABRIGHT, 73 widow of Charles ARGABRIGHT, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Barberton, Ohio according to word received in the city. She had been ill about one year. The body will be brought to Springfield to the home of her nephew Edgar A. LORTON, 605 S. Belmont Av. Burial will be made here. Mrs. ARGABRIGHT was born in Clark County and had lived in this vicinity until 27 years ago when she moved to Barberton, Ohio. She leaves a daughter, Ethel ARGABRIGHT; and a son Orville ARGABRIGHT, both of Barberton three brothers, Rev. George LORTON of Columbus, Elmer LORTON of Dayton and Owen LORTON of Barberton; and one sister, Sadie CIRCLE of Lawrenceville, Ohio.
Page 12. Funeral services for Horace A. RICE of 17 E. Harding rd. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the residence. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery. Mr. RICE died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday at his residence, following three years of failing health. He was born in Springfield and had lived here his entire life. At the time of his retirement because of ill health, he was employed by the Mast-Foos Co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving Mr. Rice are his widow, Charlotte A. RICE; two sons, Pearl O. and Walter E. RICE, both of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. James EVANS of Cedarville, O.; two sisters, Mrs. John BOOLMAN of Yellow Springs, O., and Mrs. Ophus SWADNER of Springfield; and one brother, Clifton R. RICE of Xenia.
Page 12. Mrs. Mary L. RICKABAUGH, 29, of 437 E. Liberty st. died Saturday night at the Quinn Private Hospital. Peritonitis was the cause of death. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the residence. Burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery.
Funeral services for Arry C. FROCK, 55, who committed suicide by hanging in the barn of his home on the Selma-South Vienna Rd., near South Vienna, Saturday night, will be held at 10:00 a. m. Tuesday at the residence. Burial will be made in South Vienna. Both funeral services and burial will be private. Friends may view the body Monday afternoon and evening. Surviving Mr. FROCK are a son, Marshall J. FROCK; a daughter, Marian, of Brighton; his father, Jeremiah FROCK, of South Vienna; and two brothers, Charles W. FROCK of Springfield and Edward S. FROCK of South Vienna. Additional information from submitter Lynn FROCK: Date of death is August 31, 1929. The listed age does not seem correct. The name is sometimes listed as Arry Ulysses FROCK. Lynn Frock, email@example.com.
Virgil JOHNSON, husband of Mrs. Lois SMITH JOHNSON, formerly of this city, died last Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo., according to work received by friends in Springfield. Mr. JOHNSON had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. JOHNSON was the daughter of Mrs. Robert Bruce SMITH, formerly of Springfield, and the late Rev. Robert Bruce SMITH, at one time pastor of the First Baptist Church of this city.
Mrs. Elizabeth MORGAN, 83, widow of David MORGAN, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home, 1813 Lexington Avenue. Mrs. MORGAN was a native of Cardigan, Wales, and had some to this country when a child. She was a member of the Oakland Presbyterian Church. A son and two daughters survive her. They are, Thomas MORGAN of Springfield, Mrs. Anna M. KING of this city, and Mrs. Mary E. POWERS of Philadelphia. Burial will be made in Woodlawn cemetery in Ironton, Ohio.
Miss Mae SAUTER, 40, WAS FOUND DEAD Monday at her home, 1245 East Main Street, Coroner Theodore F. Schaefer, who was called to investigate, attributed death to natural causes. She is believed to have been dead five or six days. The body was removed to the Jackson funeral home. The body was found by William FOX, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph FOX of 1239 East Main Street, who were neighbors and friends of Miss SAUTER. They had sent the boy to Miss SAUTER'S home to find out if there was anything wrong as she had not been seen about for some time. According to friends, Mrs. SAUTER was born in Springfield and had lived here her entire life. At the time of her death she was making preparations to vacate the house and to join her sister in Panama, where she would have made her future home. Her sister, Mrs. Minnie ELLIS, wife of First Sergeant Charles B. ELLIS of Battery A. Field Artillery, Fort Davis, Panama, is her only immediate relative. The body was removed to the Jackson funeral home, where funeral arrangements await the arrival or word from her sister.
George F. JONES, 82, of South Vienna, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday at his home in that place. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the residence. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Leon JONES of South Vienna, and Charles JONES of San Diego, Calif. Born in Pleasant Township, near Asbury Chapel, Mr. JONES had spent his entire life in this vicinity.
Following an illness with pneumonia. Mrs. Gertrude ROBINSON, 34, wife of Elmer ROBINSON, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday at her home, 642 West Euclid Avenue. The body was removed to the Patterson funeral home. Mrs. ROBINSON leaves her husband; her mother, Mrs. Mary GREEN; and two sisters. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Maurice O'CONNOR, 79, who died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home, 1717 Lagonda av., will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday at the St. Raphael Church. Burial will be made in Calvary cemetery. He had been ill for nine months. Besides his widow, Mrs. Johanna O'CONNOR, he leaves six sons, Michael O'CONNOR of Columbus, Daniel, John, Thomas, Maurice, Jr., and James O'CONNOR, all of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Frank KARL of Springfield; and Mrs. John LEVALLEY of Columbus, and Mary O'CONNOR of this city. Mr. O"CONNOR was born in Ireland and had come to America when a young man. He made his home in Springfield for the last 22 years, and was affiliated with the St. Raphael Church.
James H. Grindle, 78, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at his home, 934 S. Yellow Springs st., of pnuemonia. The body was removed to the Jackson funeral home. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Catherine Grindle; four sons, Elmer, J. W., Charles E. and Harold H. Grindle, all of Springfield; and the following daughters; Mrs. Albert Martin and Mrs. Paul Flusher (sic - should be Slusher) of this city; Miss Rebecca Grindle, at home; Mrs Paul Wallick of York, PA., and Mrs. Will Thompson of Yellow Springs, O. Mr. Grindle was born in Clifton, and had spent the greater part of his life in this vicinity. He was the sonof Isaac and Mary Jane Grindle.
Former Resident Of City Succumbs Harry M. GEIGER, Brother of Judge Frank W. GEIGER, Dies in Detroit Word has been received in Springfield of the death of Henry M. GEIGER, 66 of Detroit, Mich, formerly of this city, which occurred at 2:15 A.M. Tuesday at his home after an illness of two weeks from bronchial pneumonia. Mr. GEIGER was a prominent business man of Detroit and Canton. He was the son of the late Prof. and Mrs. H.R. GEIGER of this city and Wittenberg College, and is survived by his widow; a daughter Mrs. Nellie McGAVERN of Detroit; three sons, Bruce of Troy, Paul of Massillon, and Robert of Canton; one brother Judge Frank W. GEIGER of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. A.D. HOSTERMAN and Miss Ella GEIGER, both of Springfield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon in Detroit. Burial will be made in Springfield, the time to be announced later.
Page 33. Nellie Ruth LEATHERMAN, 17, daughter of Mrs. Florence LEATHERMAN died at her home 1317 Broadway, at 9:15 p.m. Thurday. She had been ill for two years. She was born and reared in this city, where she had lived all of her life. Up to the time of her illness, she attended the Snyder Park Junior High School. She was a member of the Church of God on Maiden Lane. Besides her mother, she leaves two sisters, Myrtle and Margaret and one brother, Delmar all of this city. Funeral services will be held at the Church of God at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. burial will be made in Ferncliff cemetery. Additional Information -. Anyone interested in this family, please contact Jane M. Whitty at
Page 33. Frederick BECKER, 73, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at the home of his son, Joseph BECKER, 615 W. Columbia st. He was a retired gardener. He had been ill since March. Mr. BECKER was born near Munchen in Bavaria, Germany. He came to America 43 years ago. He became naturalized in 1893 and had spent most of his life in Dayton, Mr. BECKER came to Springfield one year ago to live with his son. He belonged to the St. Anthony Church in Dayton. He leaves another son, Jacob......(rest of obit cut off)