Clark County, OH

Posted Obituaries for May 1937 thru July 1938


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EVILSIZOR, TAYLOR Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, May 30, 1937

Boy Drowns in Muzzy Lake
Loren EVILSIZOR, 16, Is Tragedy Victim at Swimming Resort...Youth and companion had entered pool after closing hours; Body under water 30 minutes before recovered by firemen... Urbana, May 29- A stolen swim in the unguarded waters of Muzzy Lake, near here, after the resort had closed for the night, brought death by drowning Saturday to 16 year old Loren Evilsizor of 222 Freeman St, Urbana. The youth was under water for more than half an hour before his body was recovered by Urbana firemen using grappling hooks. The drowning occurred about 7:30 P.M. According to the accounts of the tragedy related to Coroner Richard M Brand, Evilsizor and a companion, 15 year old Nelson Page came to the former stone quarry pool, at the Edge of the city, at dusk, and asked Arnold Crowl, resort manager, to permit them to swim. Crowl told investigating authorities that he had just closed the lake bathhouse for the evening and that he refused the youths the requested permission. However, Crowl said, the pair apparently managed to gain entrance to the bathhouse, changed into swimming suits and plunged into the lake. He said he first became aware that the boys were in swimming when he heard Page crying for help for his friend. He and Richard Shallabarger, a friend, rowed to the drowning boy's rescue, in a boat at the shoreline. The dived futilely for the body for approximately 20 minutes, he said before notifying the Urbana Fire Dept. Page, the victim's companion, recited that he and Evilsizor entered the lake and swam toward a raft, moored off shore. He reached the raft first, he said, and upon turning about saw his friend "puffing and blowing" in the water behind him. His cries of alarm brought the two men who were talking nearby. Members of the Fire Dept rescue crew attempted artificial respiration methods for 15 or 20 minuets after recovery of the body. Evilsizor was the son of Mr and Mrs. Jesse EVILSIZOR. Coroner Brand, after questioning witnesses, returned a verdict of accidental death. The youths body was taken to the Gardner and Seaver Funeral Home.

EVILSIZOR Name of Newspaper is Daily Citizen, Urbana, OH on Tuesday, June 1, 1937

The swimming victim was Loren EVILSIZOR, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs Jesse EVILSIZOR, 222 Freeman Ave, Urbana, who drowned in Muzzy Lake, west of town, late Saturday after cramping in the water. The Urbana Fire Dept first aid squad answered a delayed call to the lake. The firemen recovered the body with grappling hooks and attempted artificial respiration but the boy was beyond aid....Firemen said the section of the lake where the body was recovered was 32 feet deep...because there was no telephone at the place, it was about 20 minutes before the fire Dept could be called...Funeral services are set for Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. He leaves his parents, two sisters and two brothers. ......June 2, 1937 Impressive funeral services, largely attended, were held Tuesday at 2:30 P.M. from the Friends Church, for Loren Evilsizor, victim of a drowning accident in Muzzy Lake. Services were conducted by Rev Paul Lindley, pastor of the Church with burial following at Grandview Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Richard Johnson, Warren Brown, Richard Pooler, William Ferst, Nelson Page and Sammy Ross. There was a great profusion of flowers and eight young girls who served as flower girls who were Nina Page, Christina Mansfield, Madge Martin, Martha Davis, Kathryn Reisinger, Virginia Eaton, Dorothy Martin and Virginia Clark. ....June 4, 1937 Loren EVILSIZOR, son of Jesse and Lydia Taylor EVILSIZOR, was born April 5th 1921 and departed this life May 29th, 1937, age 16 years one month and 24 days. He spent his entire life in Urbana where he attended school, being a student in his sophomore year at the Urbana High School at the time of his death. He was a member of class four at the Friends Sunday School. The deceased was a favorite among the boys of his age, both at school and at work. He was a good son and brother and his absence will be deeply felt by the entire community for years to come. He leaves to mourn his loss besides his parents, two sisters, Frances of Springfield, Beatrice at home and two brothers, Donald and Richard, both at home, along with a host of friends and relatives.

PENWELL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, June 7, 1937

Page 6. "Injuries Result In Child's Death"
"Three-Year-Old James PENWELL Was Hurt June 02"
Injuries sustained when he was struck by an automobile on June 2, proved fatal Sunday to James W PENWELL, three-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Albert PENWELL of 1107 W Jefferson st. The child died at 4 pm in the City Hospital. Death was attributed to a skull fracture. While following his mother across the street, the boy was knocked to the pavement at the intersection of Gallagher and E Pleasant sts by a machine driven by Lawrence JOHNSON, 30, of Springfield, Route 4. He was removed to the hospital in Johnson's car. The child was born in Springfield on Aug 04, 1933. Survivors besides the parents, are a brother Albert Gene, at home, and grandparents, Mr and Mrs Carey PENWELL of Bainbridge, and Fred WHALEY of illy Chapel. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home.

JUNG Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, June 15, 1937

Mrs. Mildred JUNG, 34, died Friday about 10:10 p.m. in an ambulance en route to the City Hospital. Mrs. JUNG, who was pronounced dead upon admittance to the hospital at 10:15 p.m., was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage Friday evening in her home at 1010 Olive Street. She is survived by her husband, Joseph. Funeral arrangements are in charge of George J. Degenhart.

CHAFIN, FORD, HAZLETT, KOEN, PICKERING Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, August 4, 1937

Page 7. The sudden death of Ida Grace FORD, age 22, in City hospital, in Springfield, Ohio, Tuesday, August 3, 1937, was a deep sorrow to her relatives and many friends because she was sincerely loved by every one and was fully worthy of that love. Ida Grace was the fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. CHAFIN and was born Sept. 7, 1914, in London, Ohio, where she lived until June 24, 1931, when she married George FORD, of Newport, Ohio. They had one daughter, Florence Lee, age 5. At the time of her death, Ida Grace was living in Springfield, Ohio, and was an employee of Robins and Myers Co. She attended London high school and had just completed her junior year when she married Mr. FORD. She is survived by her husband, daughter, Mother, father and five sisters, Mrs. Thomas KOEN and Mrs. Charles PICKERING, of Toledo; Mrs. J.R. HAZLETT, of South Charleston; Rachel Ann and Ruth, of London and a host of other relatives and loving friends. Her illness was a short one and her recovery was expected until within a few short hours of her death. Until the last she displayed the courage and strength of character that made her so dear and lovable. She met every situation both good and bad with a smile and optimistic nature. Her cheerful and pleasant disposition made even a casual acquaintance with her a pleasure. Being so young her death seems even more tragic than otherwise, but we know God has a reason for everything he does and hard as it sometimes is for us to endure we know His actions are just and not to be questioned when He sees fit to take a dearly loved one from our midst. He has seen fit to take this young girl from us but He has also taken her away from all worldly troubles. But we have our memories of her which will always remain fresh and loving in our hearts. May she rest in peace and reach a greater happiness in that other world and from her place there guide us in living a better life.

DILLAHUNT, ROHRER, STAFFORD, STITZEL Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, September 13, 1937

LAVINIA STAFFORD DIES AT AGE 76. Widow Succumbs After Illness of 15 Months. Mrs. Lavinia E. STAFFORD, 76, widow of Charles E. STAFFORD, died about 7:30 a.m. Monday at her home, 909 Woodlawn Avenue, following a 15 month illness. She was born in New Carlisle and had been a resident of Clark County all of her life. She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, Modern Temple, Pythian Sisters, and Daughters of union Veterans. She leaves a son, Roger, Cleveland; two daughters, Mrs. Bessie L. DILLAHUNT of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Beulah ROHRER of this city; two grandchildren; three brothers, Jacob STITZEL and Ernest STITZEL, both of this city, and John STITZEL of Cincinnati. The body is at the Coffman Funeral Home, and will be returned to the residence Tuesday evening.

GOINGS, PADEN, PENN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, September 13, 1937

Mrs. Daisy Marie PADEN, 46, died at 12:10 a.m. Monday at the Franklin County Tuberculosis Sanatorium. She lived at 422 W. Washington Street. She had been ill for four years. She was born in London. Mrs. PADEN leaves her husband, Rowe, of this city; one son, Lloyd GOINGS of Columbus; one daughter, Mary GOINGS of Columbus; three brothers, William PENN of Urbana; Ed PENN of Columbus and Bob PENN of Columbus. The body was taken to the Jackson Funeral Home.

BUCHER, KIRKPATIRCK Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, September 23, 1937

Page 19. Mrs. Gladys KIRKPATRICK, 72, died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday at her home, 1121 Lagonda av., after a week's illness. She was born in Moorefield Township and had been a local resident for 70 years. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church. She leaves her husband, William M. and one daughter, Mrs. Charles F. BUCHER of this city. The body was taken to the Jackson Funeral Home.

ELLIOTT, HINEY, PETTICREW, SULLIVAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, September 23, 1937

Page19. Mrs. Myrtle Mae ELLIOTT, 53 of 825 E. Pleasant st., died at 6 a.m. Thursday at the Springfield City Hospital. She was a member of the Second Lutheran Church. She was born in Springfield. She leaves her husband, John W.; one son, Arthur of London; one brother, Scott SULLIVAN of Dayton; one sister, Mrs. Ethel HINEY of this city; two grandchildren, Florence ELLIOTT and Carolyn PETTICREW, both of Springfield. The body was taken to the Jackson Funeral Home and returned to the residence Thursday afternoon for services at 2 p.m. Saturday with burial in Fletcher Cemetery.

FISHER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, September 23, 1937

Page 19. Mrs. Margareth A. FISHER, 45, 233 S. Yellow Springs st., died at 10:29 p.m. Wednesday at the Springfield City Hospital following an illness of three months. Mrs. FISHER, a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, is survived by her husband, Raymond V. FISHER; two sons, John R. and Francis H. FISHER ; one daughter, Marjorie R. FISHER; a grandson, Ronald R. FISHER; her father... (Rest of Obit cut off)

ANDERSON, AUGSBURGER, FITES, LANG, NIESWANDER, SMITH Name of Newspaper is News-Sun, Springfield, OH on Sunday, October 3, 1937

J. R. AUGSBERGER Taken By Death. Illness of Several Months Proves Fatal. John R. AUGSBURGER, 57, of Springfield, Route 1, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at his residence following an illness of several months. Mr. AUGSBURGER was born in Glenmont, Ohio. Later he moved to Bellevue, Ohio, and then to Springfield. He had been a resident of Springfield for three years. Mr. AUGSBURGER was a member of Wakeman Lodge, No. 522, F. and A. M., of Waterville, Ohio, and of the St. Paul Reform Church of Bellevue. Survivors are his wife, Josephine, two daughters, Helen Mary and Miriam, one brother, William of Glenmont, four sisters, Mrs. Eldora SMITH and Mrs. Cora NIESWANDER, both of Millersburg, Ohio, Mrs. Ada ANDERSON of Killbuck, Ohio, Mrs. Advice LANG, of Lakeville, Ohio and a half brother, Davis FITES of Lakeville. The body was removed to the Herr and Fox funeral home, from where it will be returned to the residence at 5 p.m. Sunday. Brief funeral services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at the residence. The body will then be removed to Bellevue, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the St. Paul Reform Church. Burial will be made in the Bellevue Cemetery.

SLUSHER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, October 5, 1937

Mrs. Florence Slusher, 68, died at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Ohio Pythian Home for the Aged, where she had been a resident since May 31, 1937. She was born in Clark County. She leaves a son, Paul, of this city, and five daughters, Mrs. Nora Furry of Route 5, Mrs. L. Stringfellow and Mrs. John Garrison of this city, Mrs. Elsie Lupley of California and Margaret Slusher of Dayton. The body was taken to the Coffman Funeral Home. Editor:: Florence "Nellie" (Ray) Slusher was born in Springfield and was the daughter of Samuel Ray and Margaret Ernest. She married 14 Mar 1889 Clark Co., OH, to John Slusher, son of Hezikiah Slusher and Mary Ann Ryan. She died a widow, her husband having died in ? sometime after 1900 and before 1937.

EMRICK, HYNES, KERSN, LOWE, MORRIS, SPARROW, TABORN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, October 25, 1937

Pg. 5. Mrs. Charles EMRICK, 77, died of heart disease in her home at Goes, O., at 6:20 a.m. Sunday. She was a member of the Yellow Springs M.E. Church, the Antioch Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and the Phoenix Rebecca Lodge of Xenia. Her husband preceded her in death a year ago. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clara KERNS and Mrs. Lillian HYNES, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. George TABORN, Mrs. Elizabeth MORRIS and Mrs. Thomas LOWE, all of Springfield; one brother, John SPARROW of Terre Haute, Ind.; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Littleton Brothers funeral home in Yellow Springs and will be returned (rest of obit cut off)

HAWKEN, LATHEY, MORGAN, POOLE, RICE, RODRIGUEZ Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, October 25, 1937

Funeral Services for William POOLE, 74, Springfield contractor, who died at 8 p.m. Sunday of a cerebral hemorrhage, which he sustained last Wednesday, will be held at the Jackson Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday in charge of the Rev. Dr. Clyde Xander, pastor of the First Lutheran Church, with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. Mr. Poole had been engaged in general contracting in Springfield for the past 40 years and constructed many of the city's largest downtown building, including, the First National Bank Bldg., the Arcue Bldg., Wren's Annex, and the Kissell-Bretney Bldg. One of his first contracts was the construction of the old L. Ward Frey frame school and since then he has built the Elmwood, Rockway, Enon and New Moorefield school buildings and many prominent Springfield resdences. Mr. Poole took an active part in civic affairs. He served as a member of the old City Council before the charter form of government came into being, and a later ran for mayor on the Republican ticket, of which he was always a staunch supporter. For many years, Mr. Poole was an active member of Springfield Lodge No. 51, Benevolent and a Protective Order of Elks, serving four terms as exalted ruler of the lodge. In recent years, he served as chaplain, an office he held at the time of his death. Members of the Elks will meet at 7:30 p. m. Monday at the Elks Temple on W. High St., and go in a body to the Jackson Funeral Home, where Elks services will be,held at 8 p.m. He was born in Danville. Ill., Aug. 26, 1863, and came to Springfield with his parents when he was four years old. He attended the public schools here and on Aug. 17, 1882, he married Effie C. HAWKEN. The couple celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this summer. Besides his widow, Mr. Poole leaves two daughters, Mrs. George W. MORGAN and Mrs. M. C. LATHEY, both of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. RODRIGUEZ of Gould, Okla., and Mrs. E. A. RICE of Eureka Springs, Ark., and numerous nieces and nephews. Submitted by Janie Whitty whittyfun@juno.com

CHARLES, FOLEY, HELM, SUMPTER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Sunday, November 7, 1937

Headline: Former Resident Called By Death, Rev. Dr. Charles W. Foley Dies at Minneapolis The Rev. Dr. Charles W. Foley, 74, member of the faculty of the Northminster Bible School of Minneapolis for the past 15 years, died Oct. 31 at his home in Minneapolis. Dr. Foley served as pastor of the Windom Park Baptist Church of Minneapolis from 1919 to 1932 and was pastor of the Grace Memorial Church at Mound, Minn., from 1932 to 1935. Dr. Foley was born and reared in Springfield and numbers many friends in this city. Survivors are his wife, Bertha; three sons, A. L. Foley of Springfield; W. F. Foley of Breckenridge, Minn., and Robert Foley of St. Paul, Minn; three daughters, Mr. J. H. HELM of Plainsview, Tex., Mrs. W. E. SUMPTER and Mrs. C. H. CHARLES, both of Colorado. Funeral services were held last Tuesday and burial was made in Minneapolis.

BARR, BOLGER, CUNNINGHAM Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, November 16, 1937

Page 16. Miss Aldeba BARR, 68, of 1430 W. High st., died from a cerebral hemorrhage in the City Hospital at 6:35 p.m. Monday, following an illness of one week. Miss BARR was born in Medway, O., but had been a resident of Springfield for 40 years. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Pearl BOLGER of Springfield and Mrs. Emma CUNNINGHAM of Clark County. The body was removed to the Coffman funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.

CARNES, HARDING, THRASHER, WHITE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 20, 1937

Mrs. Mamie J. WHITE, 70, of 1617 W. Pleasant st., died in her home at 9:25 a.m. Sunday of a heart ailment, following an illness of a week. Her husband, Charles E.; a daughter Dororthy Allender HARDING of Columbus; four brothers, William THRASHER of Newport, Ky.; Isaac THRASHER of Cincinnati, Charles THRASHER of Marion, Ind., and Kenzie THRASHER of Carthage, Pa.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren survive. The body will remain at the residence until time for the funeral services in charge of Jackson Funeral Home. Members of the Sons of Union Veterans Auxiliary will meet Monday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Emma CARNES of 106 W. Washington st. to arrange for services.

SMITH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, December 20, 1937

Mrs. George SMITH of Columbus Grove, O., a former resident of New Carlisle, died in the Memorial Hospital at Lima, O., Sunday afternoon following a one-week illness according to word received in Springfield. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Miss Catherine SMITH of this city. Funeral services will be held in Columbus Grove Tuesday afternoon, with burial in Pandora Cemetery.

BAKER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, January 14, 1938

Mrs. Mae E. BAKER, 72 of 124 N. Lowry Av died at 5:36 p.m. Thursday in the City Hospital where she was taken following a fall in her home several weeks ago, when she sustained a broken shoulder and other injuries. Mrs. Baker was born in Springfield on April 26, 1865 and had lived here all her life. She was a member of the Central M.E. Church. A son, Chester, of Springfield and two grandsons, survive. Her husband, James T. died last February. The body was removed to the Jackson funeral home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in charge of the Rev. Jesse Swank, D.D. pastor of the Central M.E. Church. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.

DENISE, HINKLE, PEARSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, January 19, 1938

Page 2. James B. PEARSON, 78 died at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday at this home on the Charleston pk., Springfield Route 5. He had been in failing health since September. He was engaged in farming. He was born in Clark County, where he had lived all of his life. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bertha S. PEARSON; one son, Jack, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Daisy DENISE; one sister Mrs. Mary E. HINKLE, of Springfield, Route 5; one grandson, Richard DENISE of this city. The body is at the Jackson Funeral Home, and will be returned to the residence Thursday for services at 2 p.m. Friday, with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery, in charge of the Rev. Paul Pfeiffer, pastor of the St. John's Evangelical Church.

ILIFF, PHILLIPS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, February 9, 1938

Mrs. Minnie G. ILIFF, 69, died at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday at her home, 815 W. Liberty st., following a two and one-half year illness. She leaves her husband, Charles E.; one son, Emery L., of Chicago, and her mother, Mrs. Mary A. PHILLIPS of this city. She was born in Cedarville, the daughter of the late John A. and Mary PHILLIPS. Thirty years of her life were spent in Chicago and three years in Springfield. The body was taken to the Littleton Funeral Home for services at 2 p.m. Thursday, when the body will be shipped to Chicago for burial.

GOLDMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, February 9, 1938

Mother of Local Attorney Is Dead. Mrs. Rachael Goldman Succumbs in Toledo. Mrs. Rachael GOLDMAN, mother of Ben J. GOLDMAN, assistant prosecuting attorney of Clark County, died in her Toledo home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday following a two-year illness of a heart ailment. She was 65 years old. Mr. GOLDMAN left Springfield Monday night upon learning of his mother's serious condition, and was at her bedside when she died. Her death probably will necessitate the assistant prosecutor's absence from the Dingledine and Chapman murder trials for several days. Mrs. GOLDMAN was a former resident of Springfield but she had been making her home with another son, Nat, at Toledo. Besides the two sons, she leaves a third son, Phil also of Toledo.

GER, KISLING, LAWSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Wednesday, February 9, 1938

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Newsom Chapel for Howard Kisling, 38, of 724 Grant Street, who died about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a downtown office following a heart attack. The inhalator squad of the city fire department and the Ohio Edison Co. first aid squad worked nearly two hours in an attempt to revive him. Coroner Austin Richards said death was caused by acute cardiac failure. Mr. KISLING was a native of Highland County but had been a resident of Springfield for seven years. Prior to his death, he had been employed by The Springfield Spring Co. He was a member of the Central Christian Church. Survivors include his widow, Opal; a stepdaughter, Ruby LAWSON; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant KISLING of Greenfield, O.; a sister, Zeldah SALTZBURGER of Greenfield, and a brother, Ersie KISLING, also of that city. The body is at the Coffman funeral home. Burial will be made in Newsom Cemetery.

OCONNOR, SCHNEIDER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, February 12, 1938

Page 7. 2 Obituaries have been combined for this woman. Mrs. Elizabeth SCHNEIDER, widow of Charles F. SCHNEIDER, former superintendent at Robbins and Myers, Inc., died at 6:30 p.m. Friday in her home at 1404 Center blvd. following a nine-month illness. She was 65 years old. Mrs. SCHNEIDER was born in Urbana, O., in 1873, but had been a resident of Springfield since 1900. She was a member of the St. Raphael's Church, and of the Married Ladies Sodality and the Altar Society. Survivors include four sons, Frank, August and William of Springfield and the Rev. Joseph SCHNEIDER of Mt. St. Mary's Seminary, Cincinnati, three daughters, Mrs. Michael O'CONNOR of Chicago, and Elizabeth and Mary of Springfield; a brother, John Greaney of Urbana, and eight grandchildren. The body was removed to the O'Brien funeral home and later will be returned to the residence. Funeral services will be held inthe St. Raphael's Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. ***** 2nd obituary - no publication or date indicated (May be The Catholic Telegraph Register): OCONNOR, SCHNEIDER Priest-Son Officiates At Funeral Of Mother Springfield. - (St. Raphael's Parish) - The Solemn Funeral Mass of Mrs. Elizabeth SCHNEIDER, 65, widow of Charles F. SCHNEIDER, former superintendent of Robbins and Myers, Inc., was sung at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, Feb. 15, with burial in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. SCHNEIDER died Friday, Feb. 11 at her residence, 1404 South Center street, after an illness of nine months. Her son, the Rev. Joseph SCHNEIDER, S.T.D., professor at Mt. St Mary's siminary, Norwood, was the celebrant of the Funeral Mass. Other officers of the Mass were the Rev. Leo M. walsh, pastor of St. James' Church, Wyoming, deacon; the Rev. Robert Kromholtz, S.T.D., professor at Mt. St. Mary's seminary, subdeacon; the Rev. Francis Smith, S.T.D., spiritual director of Mt. St. Mary's seminary, master of ceremonies; the Rev. Joseph Higgins and the Rev. Thomas Coleman, acolytes; and the Rev. Norbert Miller, thurifers. Assisting the Most Rev. George J. Rehring, S.T.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati and recor of Mt. St. Mary's seminary, as chaplains were the Rev. Alfred Stritch and the Rev. William Scanlan. The Rev. James Haley, assistant at St. Raphael's preached. Besides the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Daniel A. Buckley, P.A., pastor of the parish and Vicar General of the Archdiocese, many other priests were present in the sanctuary. Born in Urbana in 1873, Mrs. Schneider had lived in Springfield since 1900. She was a member of the Married Ladies' sodality and of the Altar society of St. Raphael's parish. Surviving her, besides her priest-son, are three other sons, Frank, August, and William, all of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Michael O'CONNOR of Chicago and Misses Elizabeth and Mary of Springfield; a brother, John Graney of Urbana, and eight grandchildren.

NELSON, SWARTZBAUGH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, February 17, 1938

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Christian Church at Enon for James NELSON, 30-year-old Cincinnati civil engineer who was injured fatally when a New York Central passenger train struck his truck at a grade crossing about a mile north of Enon Tuesday afternoon. The body was to be removed from the Boehringer funeral home at Enon to the home of the victim's father-in-law, Harry SWARTZBAUGH of Springfield Route 1, Thursday afternoon and will remain there until time for funeral services. Burial will be made in the Enon Cemetery.

DENLINGER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, February 18, 1938

Henry F. DENLINGER, 78, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 16, 1938 at the Clark County Home. The body was taken to the Coffman Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with burial in the Enon Cemetery.

HARDING, KNIGHT, POLING, WHITE, WOODROW Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, March 3, 1938

Charles E. WHITE, 70, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at his home, 1617 W. Pleasant st., following an illness of two days. He was born in Tippecanoe City and for 34 years was a molder employed by The Internaional Harvester C. He retired in 1931. Mr. WHITE was a member of the Champion Council No 32, Jr. O. U. A. M., and Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. He had lived in Springfield for the past 67 years. His wife, Mrs. Mamie WHITE, died Dec. 19, 1937. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Allender HARDING of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Ella KNIGHT and Mrs. Anna POLING, both of this city; a half sister, Mrs. Gertrude WOODROW of Dayton; two half brothers, George WHITE of this city and James WHITE of Dayton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Jackson Funeral Home and will be returned to the residence Friday where friends may call until 11 a.m. Sunday, when the body will be returned to the funeral home for services at 2 p.m. Sunday, with burial in Enon cemetery.

DICKINSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, March 24, 1938

Pg. 6. Mrs. Mabel I. DICKINSON, 45, died Wednesday at 5 p.m. in her home on Leffel Lane, Springfield, Route 5. Death followed an extended illness. Born Jan. 9, 1893, in Clark County, Mrs. DICKINSON had lived in Springfield and its vicinity her entire life. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and of Pitchin Grange. (Rest of obit cut off)

MALONE, REAP, WREN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, March 24, 1938

Pg. 6. Mrs. Leo REAP, formerly Miss Gretta WREN of Springfield, died Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. in her home in Pittston, Pa. Death followed an extended illness. Born in Springfield where she lived the earlier part of her life, Mrs. REAP was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret WREN. Mrs. REAP's father was the founder of the Edward WREN Co department store. In 1917, Miss WREN was married to Leo REAP, president of the Miners' National Bank of Pittston. Since her marriage, Mrs. REAP has lived in Pittston. Besides her husband, Mrs. REAP is survived by a son, WREN, a student at Georgetown Universtiy, Washington, D.C. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. J. B. MALONE of Springfield, and six brothers, Thomas F. WREN, also of Springfield, Dr. A. A. WREN, Edward and James K. WREN, all of New York City, Dr. F. J. WREN of Ossining, N. Y., and Christopher WREN of Philadelphia, Pa. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. John's Church of Pittston. Burial also will be made in Pittston.

JONES Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, March 25, 1938

Everett Jones, 33, of Springfield, condemned to die in the electric chairtonight for the murder of Robert Lindsey of Jeffersonville, O., gave reporters a poem he had written in this "death row" cell. It read. We walk our cages and talk and eat -- But seldom do our eyes meet. We are the living dead who dwell Here in a wire-meshed hell. Some sleep away the tortured days And dream again of sinful ways, While write, or read, or pray-- But all think often of the final day. Watch us and toss upon the bed, We who've walked where crime has led. Listen to our voices, loud and shrill-- We, the zombies, men who kill. We do not ask for pity or for sorrow We only dread the same tomorrow. Here where time so slowly turns Hope still glows and feebly burns. To whatever maybe our belief We raise our voices and our grief. Ascends like smoke as twilights fade And zombies walk in bound parade.

LEATHERMAN Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, March 25, 1938

Page 26. John W. LEATHERMAN, 84-year-old retired farmer, died at 11:05 p.m. Thursday in the home of his son, Otho F. LEATHERMAN, of the Jordan rd., Springfield, Route 2, following a heart attack. He had been ill for the past two days. Mr. LEATHERMAN was born on June 26 1853, in Rockford County, W. Va., but had been a resident of Clark County for the past 80 years. He was a member of the German Baptist Church of North Hampton. Besides the son in whose home he died, Mr. LEATHERMAN leaves two other sons, Raymond C. of Springfield, and the Rev. I. D. LEATHERMAN of Lanaik, Ill; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Donnels Creek Church of the Brethren, with burial in Myers Cemetery. Additional information: According to "20th Century History of Springfield and Clark County" by Wm. M. Rockel, Pub. 1908. pg 977, John Leatherman was actually born in Hampshire Co. West Virginia. Anyone interested in this gentleman, please contact Jane M. Whitty at

COCHRAN, DIEHL, ROSENBERRY, WALLACE Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, March 25, 1938

Page 26. Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth ROSENBERRY, 80, died at 1:55 a.m. Friday at her home, 1507 Woodward ave. She had been ill about six months. Mrs. ROSENBERRY was born in Cumberland County, Pa. and had lived in Springfield for 47 years. She was a member of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church and of the Loyal Daughters Sunday School class of that church. She leaves two sons, F. Howard and Harry J.; two daughters, Mrs. Maud DIEHL and Mrs. Minnie A. COCHRAN; two brothers, George W. WALLACE and David W. WALLACE; two grandchildren, Miss Norma DIEHL and Gordon ROSENBERRY, all of Springfield. She was the widow of Hiram G. ROSENBERRY. She was a member of Neal Chapter, No 522, Order of the Eastern Star. The body is at the Jackson Funeral Home, and will be returned to the residence Saturday morning.

WILLIS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, March 25, 1938

Page 26. Alonzo WILLIS, a resident of Springfield for many years, died in his home at 348 W. Clark st. at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, following a three-year illness. Mrs. WILLIS was a native of Indianapolis but had lived in Springfield most of his life. He was a florist by trade and was a member of the Wiley M. E. Church. He leaves his widow Gertrude, one niece and one nephew. The body was removed to the Ewing funeral home, and will be returned to the residence Sunday for services at 2 p.m. Monday in charge of the Rev. F. P. Jenkins, with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery.

KAPLA Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, March 25, 1938

Page 26. Philip KAPLA, 79 of 622 s. Yellow Springs st., died in his home at 10:35 p.m. Thursday following a three-week illness. Mr. KAPLA had been a lifelong resident of Springfield. He leaves one sister, Clara, with whom he resided. The body was removed to the Littleton funeral home.

HARLAN, MARTIN, MELLENBRUCH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, April 2, 1938

Page 8. Funeral services for Silas C. MARTIN, 72, formerly of Clark County and more recently at Celina, who died Friday at the Gibbons Hospital of Celina following a week's illness will be held at the Jackson Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Services will be in charge of the Rev. P. L. MELLENBRUCH, pastor of the Third Lutheran Church, with burial in Ferncliff cemetery. A native of Maryland, Mr. MARTIN lived in Clark County until about four years ago. Survivors are three brothers, E. J. MARTIN and John MARTIN, both of Springfield, Route 4, and Albert L. MARTIN of Springfield, and a sister, Mrs. Charles W. HARLAN, also of Springfield.

LOWE, SHROADES Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, April 15, 1938

Page 8. Charles William SHROADES, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. SHROADES of 221 Belleview av., died Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hospital. Death followed an illness of one month and resulted from a heart ailment. The boy was born in Springfield on Sept. 29, 1927, and had lived in the city his entire life. He was a pupil in 5-A Grade of Warder Park School and was a member of the Junior Department of the Fifth Lutheran Church Sunday School. Besides his parents, survivors are two brothers, John David and Franklin Lee Roy and a sister, Ruth Anne, all at home, a grandmother, Mrs. Lee SHROADES of Cedarville, and a grandfather, Charles A. LOWE of Columbus. The body was removed to the Coffman Funeral home, and will be returned to the residence Saturday evening for services at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Fifth Lutheran, with burial in North Cemetery in Cedarville, O.

JOHNSON, MCDONALD, WILLIAMS Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Friday, April 15, 1938

Page 8. Clarence Count JOHNSON, 49, formerly of Springfield and more recently of Franklin, Ky., died Friday in Veterans Hospital, National Military Home, Dayton. Mr. JOHNSON was a veteran of the World War. During that conflict he was attached to Headquarters Company No. 372. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS of Franklin, Ky., a sister Mrs. Mary MCDONALD, also of Franklin, and a brother, John, of Springfield. The body was removed to the Ewing funeral home in Springfield and will be sent later to the.....(rest of obit cut off)

ARMSTRONG, CAIN, OLDS, REEDER Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Dayton, OH on Friday, April 22, 1938

Mrs. Hattie (REEDER) OLDS, 74, was struck and killed by a passenger train here Thursday afternoon while enroute from the New Carlisle cemetery where she had placed flowers on the grave of her husband. She was hit by a westbound passenger train of the Peoria division of the New York Central Rail Road as she was crossing Honey Creek bridge just west of the village. Authorities believed she was taking a "short cut". The accident occurred at 3:50 p.m Coroner Austin Richards returned a verdict of accidental death. Mrs. OLDS lived alone in her home here. She had made her residence in New Carlisle most of her life. Three sons, Everett OLDS of Springfield; Carlton OLDS of near Dayton; and Raymond OLDS of Troy; and two daughters Mrs. Margaret CAIN of Dayton and Mrs. Glenna ARMSTRONG of Casstown; survive. The body was removed to the Trostel Funeral Home here and will be returned to the residence Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the residence, and burial will be made in the New Carlisle Cemetery. Information submitted by Carleene Roe, carleeneroe@prodigy.net

ATHY, FROCK, MULLENIX, RADER, RICHESON, SHEETS, TAYLOR Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, April 30, 1938

David SHEETS, 98, Oldest Clark County Veteran of Civil War, Taken By Death. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Boehringer funeral home in Enon for David SHEETS, 98, who died Friday at 1:45 a.m. in his home in Beatty following a lingering illness. Mr. SHEETS, who had been bedfast for nearly two years, was the oldest Clark County veteran of the Civil War. Burial will be made in the Enon Cemetery. Born Nov. 26, 1839, in Shaferstown, Berks County, Pa., Mr. SHEETS was the son of Henry and Sarah SHEETS . He came to Clark County with his parents in the covered wagon days at the age of 10. A sick horse caused the family to abandon their westward journey and they settled on a farm near Enon. Mr. SHEETS spent his boyhood on this farm. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. SHEETS enlisted, with his two brothers, in the 16th Ohio Battery at New Orleans, La. One of the brothers, Samuel, now 93 still resides in Enon. Mr. SHEETS saw practically four years of service in the Civil War that carried him through some of the most desperate battles of the conflict, including the battles of Champion Hill and the siege of Vicksburg. Mr. SHEETS was mustered out of the army on Aug. 20, 1865, at Columbus, O., and on Nov. 22, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Malinda ATHY of Enon. To this union were born two sons and seven daughters. He began farming shortly after his marriage and maintained a home in Mad River township until about 14 years ago when he retired and moved to Beatty. In 1916, Mr. and Mrs. SHEETS celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and their 60th anniversary in 1926. Mrs. SHEETS died June 3, 1933 at the age of 90. Better know to his many friends as "Dad", Mr. SHEETS was a talented musician. In politics, he was a Republican and cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln in 1860. He had voted for 18 subsequent presidents. Mr. SHEETS is survived by two sons, Forest and P. A. SHEETS , of Springfield; five daughters, Lucille, at home, Mrs. Alfred TAYLOR, Mrs. Emma RADER and Mrs. Bessie RICHESON, of Springfield, and Mrs. Alfred FROCK, of Springfield, Route 1; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren; one brother, Samuel SHEETS , 93, of Enon and a sister, Mrs. Susan MULLENIX, 91 of Arcanum.

BYERMAN, CALLISON, EVANS, SWARTZBAUGH Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Saturday, April 30, 1938

Page 8. Mrs. Carrie L. CALLISON, 79, died at 9:15 AM Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy HENKLE, 1231 N. Lowry Ave. following a three week illness. She was born in German Township, Clark County, and had lived in Clark County her entire life. She was a member of the Asbury Church of North Hampton. Besides the daughter at whose home she died, she leaves two other daughters, Mrs. A. J. SWARTZBAUGH of Pasadena, CA, and Mrs. Mary BYERMAN of Springfield, Route 1; a son, Fabian CALLISON of this city; one sister, Mrs. William F. EVANS of Springfield; 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. The body is at the Jackson Funeral Home and will be taken Sunday afternoon to the residence of Mrs. Henkle for services at 3 PM Tuesday, with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. Services are in charge of the Rev. Dr. J. Taylor Alton, superintendent of the Springfield district of Methodist Episcopal Churches. Additional Information by submitter, Marilyn Hanson GNEOLOG@aol.com: Henkle should be Engle.

BURNS, TAYNOR Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 3, 1938

New Carlisle--Frank E. BURNS, 80, a life-long resident of Clark County, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday at his home, three miles south of New Carlisle. Mr. Burns, a retired farmer, had been in ill health for several months, suffering from heart disease. Having spent his entire lifetime at the residence at which he died, Mr. BURNS was held in high esteem by those who knew him. His widow, Anna Martha BURNS; two children, John S. BURNS, of Dayton, and Mrs. Bida TAYNOR, of Springfield; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive. The body was removed to the Doom Brothers Funeral Home in New Carlisle, but was returned Tuesday afternoon to the residence, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made in the New Carlisle Cemetery. (Note by Submitter David Coulon Burns DCB1995@aol.com John S. BURNS s/b John F. BURNS. Bida TAYNOR s/b Vida TAYNOR)

BURNS, TAYNOR Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, May 3, 1938

New Carlisle--Frank E. BURNS, 80, a life-long resident of Clark County, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday at his home, three miles south of New Carlisle. Mr. Burns, a retired farmer, had been in ill health for several months, suffering from heart disease. Having spent his entire lifetime at the residence at which he died, Mr. BURNS was held in high esteem by those who knew him. His widow, Anna Martha BURNS; two children, John S. BURNS, of Dayton, and Mrs. Bida TAYNOR, of Springfield; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive. The body was removed to the Doom Brothers Funeral Home in New Carlisle, but was returned Tuesday afternoon to the residence, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made in the New Carlisle Cemetery. (Note by Submitter David Coulon Burns DCB1995@aol.com John S. BURNS s/b John F. BURNS. Bida TAYNOR s/b Vida TAYNOR)

BAKER, PETERSON Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Monday, May 23, 1938

Robert BAKER, 34, of 503 E. Pleasant St., died suddenly at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Millie PETERSON of Enon. He had gone to visit his mother and was stricken suddenly while on the porch of her home. He was taken into the house and medical aid was called. However, Mr. BAKER was dead upon arrival of the physician. Coroner Austin Richards, who was called, pronounced death due to a heart ailment. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mabel BAKER, and his mother. The body was taken to the Boehringer Funeral Home in Enon. He was born in Greene County, O.

BARNES, BRAND, CROWL, HANCE, STICKROD, YOUNG Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Tuesday, July 5, 1938

Charles STICKROD, 14, son of Mr. And Mrs. Pearl E. STICKROD of 812 Rice st., drowned Monday about 3 p.m. in Muzzy's Lake, one mile west of Urbana. The boy sank in about 15 feet of water in view of hundreds of persons who had crowded the beach of the lake, formerly a gravel pit. In company with Elmer BARNES, 19, of 664 Rice st., and William YOUNG 12, of 660 Rice st, STICKROD, who could not swim, had waded out to a gravel bar a short distance from shore and BARNES and STICKROD were returning to the main beach when the latter sank. BARNES attempted to save his companion but both boys were pulled down on the first attempt and on the second STICKROD slipped off the older boy's back after BARNES had taken a few strokes. When BARNES raised an alarm, other swimmers formed a "chain" to the spot where the accident occurred and Life Guard John CROWL of Urbana started diving in an effort to recover the body. Life Guard John HANCE, also of Urbana, went to a nearby home and summoned the Urbana fire department inhalator squad. The body was recovered by the use of grappling irons by the Urbana squad about 3:30 p.m., five minutes after its arrival. The fireman worked four hours administering artificial respiration in an effort to restore life. After an investigation, Coroner Richard M. BRAND of Champaign County gave a verdict of accidental death by drowning. STICKROD was a pupil in the Hayward Junior High School. He was born in Springfield March 10, 1924. The youth attended the Central Christian Church Sunday School and was a member of a Boy Scout troop of the High Street M. E. Church. Besides his parents, he leaves a brother, Earl L.; a sister, Miss Dorothy M. STICKROD, and a grandfather, Charles W. STICKROD, all of Springfield. The body was taken to the Jackson funeral home and will be returned to the residence at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the residence in charge of the Rev. Dr. Lester King. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery. Submitted by Janie Whitty. You can reach her at whittyfun@juno.com

BARBOUR, CLARK Name of Newspaper is Daily News, Springfield, OH on Thursday, July 14, 1938

Pg. 5 John William CLARK, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. CLARK of 601 Dibert Av., died Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the home of his parents. Death followed an illness of about three weeks. A life resident of Springfield, the youth was a pupil in the ninth grade of Keifer Junior High School. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and of Center Street Branch, Y. M. C. A. Besides the parents, survivors are a brother, Conrad; three sisters, Mrs. Clarissa BARBOUR, and the Misses Carol and Mary Frances CLARK, all of Springfield, and a grandmother, Mrs. Sophia Washington of Ironton, O. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Rites will be conducted by the Revc. W. S. Smith, pastor of the Second Baptis Church. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery. The body was removed to the Patterson funeral home and will be returned to the residence Friday at 6 p.m.


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