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Germantown Loses Two of Its Pioneers


The Dayton Daily News
August 13, 1935

Germantown Loses Two of Its Pioneers
Germantown, Aug. 13--
Germantown lost two of its eldes residents by death during the past 24 hours,
Mrs. Matilda East having passed away at the age of 96 and Mrs. Mary B. Shuey, at 94.

The latter died this morning at her home, 14 E. Market St, durng the severe electrical storm which visited this section. She had been ill for a number of months.  She was a daughter of a pioneer, George Boyer.

Surviving are her three nieces, one of whom Miss Edith Boyer, resided with her.  Funeral services will by conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the Ellerton Lutheran church with Rev. R. A. Albert officiating.

Mrs East was the widow of William East and had resided here for 90 years.  Her husband, a Civil War Veteran, died 40 years ago.

Funeral services will be held from the Swartzel Funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Rev. L. B.  Vanatta, pastor of the United Brethren Church, will officiate.  Burial will be made in the Germantown Cemetery.

Mrs. East is survived by a sister, Mrs. Alice Pettit, Sunbury; a brother, Louis Ryan, Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Booth, of Miamisburg and Mrs. Pearl Boyer, at home; two sons, Edward, of Dayton, and Ferd, of Franklin; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

*Matilda East is my ancestor, although I am also related indirectly to Boyers.

This was also in the paper, but I have no relation or other information, but it might help someone:

Dayton Daily News, Aug. 13, 1935

Life Resident of Dayton Is Dead
Funeral services for
Mrs. Anna Fleming, 50, lifelong Dayton resident and wife of Clarence A. Fleming, who died Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at her home, 558 St. Joseph Ave, will be conducted from the residence, Thursday, at 2 p.m.  Rev. Albert Beck officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Fleming had been in failing health for several months.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Miss Adelia Fleming and Mrs. Mildred Zahn; one sister, Mrs. Josephine McKenzie; to brothers, Martin and Albert Ehrhard, and one granddaughter.

Submitted by: Lisa Hoffman

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