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Obituaries for Surnames beginning with "C"

Cahill, Harry C.
Cain, Jane
Callahan, Timothy
Campbell, Harry
Campbell, Mary Ann
Campine, Edward D.
Carey, Lewis
Carpenter, John
Carpenter, Myrtle D.
Carroll, Patrick
Cart, Philip
Carter, Charles E. Jr.
Carter, James A.
Cashour, Milton C.
Cassell, Eva
Caulfield, Edward
Caylor, Annie
Caylor, David
Chambers, Frank
Chancellor, James M.
Cherry, Lulu
Childers, Emma Jane
Church, John A.
Clark, Mrs. J. B.
Clark, Robert
Clatterbuck, Glenna
Clemens, Martin J.
Clemmer, James
Cloud, Benjamin D.
Clymer, Anna M.
Clymer, Carolyn Barbara
Clutch, Amy
Cobb, Chester
Coblentz, Katherine
Coblentz, Susan K.
Coburn, Jessie
Colditz, Bernhard M.
Coleman, Robert A.
Coll, Robert Pearl
Collins, Charles
Collins, Florence
Collins, James T.
Colville, Vandis Grant
Combs, Percy
Compton, Anna Gale
Confer, George W.
Conover, Florence J.
Conover, Mrs. Ralph
Conyers, John
Cooper, Andrew S.
Cooper, Eleanora Schurr
Cooper, H. R.
Coors, Brother Charles
Cotrell, Harry H.
Cotterman, Evelena Stoker
Cotterman, Leonora
Cotterman, Sophia
Couch, Mrs. J. B.
Couden, Frances
Coy, John Franklin
Cox, John
Crabb, Emma R.
Cramer, Nora J.
Craven, John W.
Cravens, Thomas D.
Craver, James
Crawford, Daniel A.
Creager, Beatrice
Creager, George W.
Creech, Walen
Crook, Anna
Cross, Laura B.
Cullors, Margaret Ann
Cummins, John
Curry, James F.
Curtis, Charles A.
Curtis, Henry Harrison
Curtner, Andrew W.
Curtner, Otta

Harry C. Cahill
Dayton Daily News - October 19, 1918, Pg 10, Col 5


According to the casualty list made public Saturday morning Harry C. Cahill is reported as having been killed in action in France recently. His emergency address is given in care of Mrs. Ollie B. Cahill, F.F.D. No. 10, Dayton. Rural Route No. 10 out of this city is in the Fort McKinley community, but inquiry brings the information that the parties are not know in that section. The mail box is given as No. 117.

Names of other Miami Valley soldiers carried on Saturday's casualty list as wounded severely are: Sergeant Nelson Pombles, whose emergency address is given in care of Mrs. Laura Pombles, 545 South Young street, Middletown; Private Howard Fox, Miamisburg, next of kin Mrs. Eda Fox, 305 Maple avenue.

Jane Cain
Dayton Daily News - October 1, 1916, Pg 9

The death of Mrs. Jane Cain, 77, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. Sterling, 307 East Herman avenue, Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. She leaves four children, C. H. Cain and Mrs. J. C. Vance of Greenville, A. V. Cain of Richmond, Ind., and Mrs. L. Sterling. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Timothy Callahan
Dayton Daily Journal – January 18, 1898, Pg 1


The death of Timothy Callahan, Dayton's oldest resident, and only centenarian, occurred last evening at 8:30 at the residence of his son, Mr. John Callahan, 210 North Wortman avenue. Mr. Callahan died of old age.

He had never been ill a day in his life with disease in any form. Of recent years, his extreme old age had incapacitated him, and while he had been confined to his bed for a short time, occasionally, it was not from the ravages of disease, but from physical weakness induced by old age. He was a remarkable specimen of manhood. He was temperate in all his habits, and lived an honest, upright life and so far as he knew, he had not an enemy in the world.

The deceased was born in County Limerick, Ireland, and came to America over 50 years ago, first residing in New Orleans. He lived there but a short time, when he came to Dayton, arriving here in 1860, taking up his residence at the present head of Wilkinson street. From there he moved to a farm west of the city, and lived there forty years, following the occupation of a farmer. His wife died 11 years ago, since which time he has resided with his children, spending most of his time at the home of his son John.

The funeral will take place Thursday morning from St. Joseph's church, and the remains will be interred at Calvary cemetery.

Harry Campbell
Dayton Daily News - February 22, 1907, Pg 9

CAMPBELL--Harry, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1907, at 9 p. m., aged 27 years, 11 months, 20 days. Funeral from the residence, 20 Eckert st., Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p. m. Friends invited. Interment Woodland.

Mary Ann Campbell
Dayton Daily News - December 31, 1942, Pg 2
(Photograph accompanied Campbell obituary.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Campbell, 64, of 113 McDaniel st., died at her home at 2 a. m. Tuesday. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Alice Campbell of Dayton and Mrs. James Mangan of Xenia; two sons, James of Los Angeles and Andrew of San Francisco; one grandson.

Edward D. Campine
Dayton Daily News - February 22, 1947, Pg 18

Edward D. Champine, 54, of 936 Palmerston av., died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at his residence.  Surviving are his wife, Geneva; two sons, Edward D. Jr., and Theodore R.; a daughter, Mrs. Albert Richards; five grandchildren; a brother, George, of New York, and a sister, Mrs. Grace Aull, Whittier, Cal.

Lewis Carey
Dayton Daily News – September 22, 1940, Pg 7

Funeral services for Lewis Carey, 73, of 80 Green st., who died at 10 a.m. Saturday at his residence, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Charles Moore funeral home, 2206 E. Third st. Burial will be in Calvary Gospel cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Kniess; three brothers, Russell and Robert Carey of Dayton, and James Carey of Los Angeles, Cal.; eight nephews; three brothers and one sister.

John Carpenter
Dayton Daily News - Feb 12, 1910, Pg 10, Col 3

Well-Known Citizen Passes Away at His Home in North Main Street - Will Be Buried at Franklin

After an illness of several months, of which he was bedridden for three weeks, John L. Carpenter, aged 47 years, died Thursday morning at his home, 727 North Main street, from complication of diseases. Mr. Carpenter was well known in this city, having been shipping clerk for the E. C. Higgins Company for the past several years.

Born in Franklin, O., Mr. Carpenter passed most of his life in that village.

About twenty-five years ago he married Miss Dora Durst, a Franklin girl. Several years ago he was employed by the Globe Tobacco Company as traveling salesman, covering the southern part of Ohio, and was well known among tobacco dealers.

He is survived by two daughters, Miss Edith May, of this city, and Miss Harriet Pearl Carpenter, of Cincinnati; one son, David, of Franklin; one half sister, Miss Nan Carpenter, and his stepmother, Mrs. Jennie Carpenter, of Franklin. The many friends of Mr. Carpenter will be shocked to hear of his death, as it was unexpected.

The body was taken to Franklin, his former home. No date for the funeral has been set. The burial will be made in the Franklin cemetery.

Myrtle D. Carpenter
Dayton Daily News – September 17, 1936, Pg 11

Mrs. Myrtle D. Carpenter, 57, died Thursday at her residence, 2667 Hazel av. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Bartley, Bellbrook, and Mrs. Irene Lutz, Dayton; one nephew and one niece. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:45 p.m. at the residence and at 2:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery.

Nettie Carr
Dayton Daily News – February 23, 1931

Mrs. Nettie Colburn Carr, 58, of 2608 Wayne av., died Tuesday at 3:10 a. m. at St. Elizabeth hospital following an operation performed Feb. 12. She is survived by her husband, Joseph W. Carr; two daughters, Miss Virginia F. Carr and Mrs. [remainder of article unreadable.]

Patrick Carroll
Dayton Daily News – March 18, 1933, Pg 7

Patrick Carroll, 85, died Friday at 2 p.m. at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. D. D. Bickham, 426 W. First st. He was born in Ireland in 1847 and settled in Dodson, near Brookville, in 1853 with his parents. Survived by his wife, Cecelia; his son, Riley, in Brookville; his granddaughter, Mrs. Orville Kreitzer; his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ryan, of Dayton, and his brother, Eugene Carroll, of Fostoria. Funeral Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the home of his son, 220 Hay av., Brookville. Burial in Pyrmont cemetery.

Philip Cart
Dayton Daily News – September 3, 1924

Remains of Philip Cart, 89, who died Monday afternoon, were laid to rest in Woodland cemetery Wednesday afternoon, following the funeral at 3 o'clock at the Trotwood Church of the Brethren.

Charles E. Carter, Jr.
Dayton Daily News - May 29, 1976, Pg 10

CARTER, Charles E. Jr., age 73, of 2733 Aerial Ave., passed away Friday. Mr. Carter was a retired Stereotyper at the Dayton Newspapers Inc. Survived by his wife, Ruth G. (Gebhart); a daughter, Mrs. Richard A. (Marilyn) Hull Jr. and Timothy C. Hull, both of Kettering; sisters, Mrs. C. W. (Charlotte) McIntire, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Robert E. (Helen) Barnhart, Kettering; brother, Clarence Carter, Centerville, O. Mr. Carter was a retired member of I.S. & E.U. Local No. 15, and a mbmer of St. Albert the Great Church, and the Holy Name Society. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at the Meyer and Boehmer Funeral Home, 1733 Brown St., Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. St. Albert the Great Church. Burial Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday 5-8 p.m. St. Albert Men will hold services 7 p.m.

James A. Carter
Dayton Daily News - August 3, 1985, Pg 15

CARTER, Mr. James A., age 29 of 107 Rio Grande Dr., passed away Wednesday. Survivors include his son, Corey Bean of Dayton; father, Rev. James Q. Carter of Trotwood; beloved grandmother, Sybil Tapp of Dayton; 3 sisters, Sharon D. Carter, Denise Carter and Arlene Carter of Dayton; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Deborah and Donald Wagner of Dayton, Audrey and John Marshall of Robbins A.F.B., Georgia; 2 nephews, special friend, Linda Heard; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, 11 A.M. at the Harris Memorial CME Church, 1100 Kammer Ave. Pastor O'Neal Shyne, Sr. officiating. Interment West Memory Gardens. Friends may call Monday 5-9 P.M. at the H. H. Roberts Funeral Home 38 So. Gettysburg Ave. Family will receive friends 7-9 P.M. Procession will form at the church.

Milton C. Cashour
Dayton Daily News - July 30, 1948, Pg 32 Col 2

Milton C. Cashour, 72, a Wayne tp. farmer for 44 years, died at 4:05 a.m. Friday at his residence at Sulphur Grove. He was a native and life resident of Montgomery county.

Surviving are his wife, Emma C.; a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Baldwin of R. R. 9, Dayton; a sister Miss Ann Cashour of Sulphur Grove. He was a native of Washington, C.H.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the residence. Burial will be in Medway cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Eva Cassell
Dayton Daily News - February 18, 1929, Pg 16

Mrs. Eva Cassell, 40, died suddenly at 1 p.m. Sunday at the residence, 2111 Rosemont blvd. The body was removed to Frank Riesinger's funeral parlors. She leaves her husband, Sidney; her daughter, Ella; two brothers, Dale and Ernest Cox, and her step-father, George Nolan.

Edward Caulfield
Dayton Daily News - March 1, 1935, Pg 21, Col 1


Funeral services for Edward J. Caulfield, 65, of 2604 E. Fourth st., who died Thursday afternoon at Good Samaritan hospital, will be conducted Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the residence and at 9 a.m. at Holy Family church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

Formerly a teamster, he had lived in Shiloh for many years, but had been a resident and landscape gardener in Dayton for the past eight years. He was a member of the Holy Name society. He had been ill since Saturday with pneumonia.

Surviving are a son, Howard, two brothers, Francis, Westville, and Len, Detroit; five sisters, Mrs. Edward Dowd, Canton; Gertrude Caulfield, Washington, D.C.; Sister Agnes Josephine of the Sisters of Charity at Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati, and Agnes and Stella Caulfield, Dayton, and four grandchildren.

Annie Caylor
Dayton Daily News - January 22, 1924, Pg 5, Col 3

Worry Believed to Have Caused Death of Mrs. Caylor

Within the last six months John J. Naley of 38 N. Sperling av. has seen the death of his son and two sisters. Bernard J. Naley, 19, his son, died six months ago. He succumbed after a long illness. The youth was a student at the University of Dayton.

Mrs. Annie Caylor, 52, of 1778 Xenia av., Naley's sister, died Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. She is believed to have died as a result of worrying over the death of her sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Simons, 58, of 1123 E. Second st., who died a week ago.

David Caylor
Dayton Daily News – November 2, 1930, Pg 9

Funeral services for David Caylor, 62, who died at 8 p.m. Friday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Keough, 936 Schantz av., will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Keough residence. Burial will be made in Arlington cemetery. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Robert Keough and Mrs. William A. Brennan; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Medlan and Mrs. Lottie Michael, and a brother, S. L. Caylor.

Dayton Daily News – November 3, 1930, Pg 19

Funeral services for David Caylor, 62, who died Friday at 8 p.m. were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Keough, 936 Schantz av. Burial was in Arlington cemetery.

Frank Chambers
Dayton Daily Journal - December 24, 1907, Pg 5

The funeral of Frank Chambers, a recluse living near Centerville, who took his own life Sunday by shooting himself, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Woodland chapel. He was 48 yeas old and was never married.

James M. Chancellor
Dayton Daily Journal - May 8, 1923, Pg 2

James M. Chancellor, 79, of 27 Holt street, died last night at 9:30 o'clock in his residence, following an illness of seven months' duration, the result of injuries received when he fell from a wagon at that time. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mr. Chancellor was born in New Carlisle January 4, 1844. He resided in Dayton during the last 60 years. He was associated with the Fisk Sheet Metal works, East Third street. He also was a veteran of the Civil war.

He is survived by his wife, Eliza B., one son, H. J., and one daughter, Jennie W.

Lulu Cherry
Dayton Journal – September 20, 1872

CHERRY – At Xenia, on the 29th ? of ?, Lulu, daughter of D. H. and Mary E. Cherry, aged 2 years and 6 months.

Emma Jane Childers
Dayton Daily News – September 22, 1940, Pg 7

Mrs. Emma Jane Childers, 81, died Saturday at her residence, 2034 Brookline av., after an illness of several months. Mrs. Childers was a member of the South Park Methodist church. Surviving are one son, John L. Childers; three daughters, Mrs. Willia Rothacker, Mrs. C. C. Mullin of Dayton, and Mrs. C. K. Bell of Lexington, Ky., and three sisters, Mrs. George Martin of Hamilton, Tex., Mrs. Cordia Speer of Troy, and Mrs. Olive McGinnis of Grove City. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Schlientz and Moore funeral home, 1632 Wayne av., with the Rev. H. F. Kellog officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

John A. Church
Dayton Daily News - May 1, 1929

Funeral services for John A. Church, who died Monday morning at his residence in Cincinnati, were conducted at 3 p. m. Wednesday at the house. Burial was in Cincinnati cemetery. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Josephine Church; two sons, Edward and John, and his daughter, Josephine. He formerly lived in Dayton.

Mrs. J. B. Clark
Dayton Daily News – November 7, 1930, Pg 12

Funeral services for Mrs. J. B. Clark, well known in church and club circles, who died Wednesday at 5:17 p.m. at the Jane M. Case hospital in Delaware, following a stroke of paralysis, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Grace M. E. church. Burial will be made in Woodland cemetery. Rev. C. W. Brashares will officiate. She leaves three daughters, Misses Phyllis, Elizabeth and Jane Clark; her mother, Mrs. D. W. Holsapple and her brother, Edwin Z. Zuercher.

Robert Clark
Dayton Journal – October 28, 1921

Funeral services for Robert Clark, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Clark, Howell avenue, were conducted Friday afternoon in the late residence. Burial was made in the Greeneville cemetery.

Glenna Clatterbuck
Dayton Daily News - March 28, 1907, Pg 13

CLATTERBUCK--Glenna, daughter of Harry and Mary Clatterbuck (nee Hager), Thursday, March 28, 1907, at 9:30 a. m., aged 6 years, 7 months, 14 days. Funeral Saturday, 327 Henry st. Services at house by Rev. Mueller. Interment Woodland. Friends invited.

Martin J. Clemens
Dayton Daily News - March 11, 1940, Pg 12, Col 2-3
(Picture accompanied Clemens obituary.)


Funeral services were being arranged Monday for Capt. Martin J. Clemens, 55, oldest captain in point of service in the Dayton fire department, who succumbed to a heart attack at 1:35 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth hospital. Captain Clemens was stricken at his home, 1741 Radcliffe rd., shortly after a late lunch, and was removed to the hospital at 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

Born in Cincinnati, he had resided in Dayton most of his life, coming here when about 10 years of age. He was appointed to the fire department, March 2, 1906, at the age of 21, being promoted to lieutenant eight years later. In 1916 he was made a captain, and had been stationed at engine company No. 13, Third st. and Euclid av., since that time.

The veteran fire-fighter had many escapes from death following his line of duty, his closest call being at the Dayton Handle Works fire, May 9, 1917, when he escaped electrocution only because the loose end of a high tension wire which his body had grounded snapped itself from his grasp, hurling his unconscious form to the ground. In 1918 he was forced to take a six months rest, when it was believed he had contracted tuberculosis, but recovered from his illness, and was placed on active duty again. In 1928 he received injuries in an explosion at the Summit Rubber Co., Third and Summit sts., when he was thrown into the street. Heat from the fire had melted gas pipes in the basement of the building, which resulted in an explosion. Capt. Clemens was struck in the eyes by a stream of water from an unwieldy hose while fighting a fire that swept the National Military Home laundry, early in 1932, and it was feared at the time he would lose his sight, but such was not the case, although it impaired his eyesight.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, of the Knights of St. John and of Corpus Christi church, and is survived by the widow, May; one daughter, Mrs. Bernie Ziehler and son, Roland.

Fire Chief Joseph A. Kirby Monday appointed Lieut. Leroy Rhoades to be temporarily in charge of Co. 13.

James Clemmer
Dayton Daily News – September 28, 1921, Pg 21

Funeral services for James Clemmer, 48, who died Monday at his late residence, 417 St. Paul avenue, will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late residence. Burial will be made in Beaver cemetery.

Benjamin D. Cloud
Dayton Daily News – March 27, 1959, Pg 34

Benjamin D. Cloud, 67, of Indianapolis, died here Thursday at the Veterans Administration center. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivor: a daughter, Mrs. Donna I. Knight of Indianapolis.

Anna M. Clymer
Germantown Press - August 7, 1941, Pg 4

Mrs. Anna M. Clymer, aged 76 years, died Friday at 6:45 pm at the home of her son, John, on the Fuis Road, R.R. 1, New Lebanon, following an illness of seven weeks.

She had been an active member of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, and for the past 20 years had resided in Germantown, moving here from the Carlisle Road, following the death of her husband, the late George Clymer.

Survivors besides the son, John, of New Lebanon, are two daughters, Mrs. Grace Kline, of Covington, and Mrs. May Brown of Dayton; two sisters, Miss Lillie Peterman and Mrs. Carrie Clymer and one brother, William Peterman and Mrs. Carrie Ulmer, all of R.R. 2, Germantown; 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church. Burial was made in the Germantown Cemetery.

Carolyn Barbara Clymer
Germantown Press - November 30, 1944, Pg 4, Col 4

Mrs. Carolyn Barbara Clymer, aged 82, died at 11:30 pm, Friday at her residence on the Township Line Road. She was the widow of the late Wm. H. Clymer and had lived in this vicinity for the past 16 years. Until her recent illness she was an active member of the Lutheran church.

Her survivors are a brother, William H. Peterman and a sister, Miss Lillie B. Peterman, with whom she made her home and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at 2:30 pm at the Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Paul L. Bressler, officiating. Burial was made in the Germantown Cemetery.

Amy Clutch
Dayton Daily News - October 24, 1904, Pg 7, Col 7

Mrs. Amy Clutch, aged 86 years, died at the residence at May and Jersey streets and the burial will take place Tuesday afternoon from the residence at 1:30. She leaves a family of grown children.

Chester Cobb
Dayton Daily News – July 3, 1933, Pg 5


Chester Cobb, 35, Ohio hotel, was killed early Monday morning near Reynoldsburg, 12 miles east of Columbus, when the automobile in which he was riding was rammed by another automobile.

Cobb's death was caused by burns when the fuel tank on his car exploded after the collision.

Mrs. Thomas Little was badly burned about the face. Her husband and their four children were slightly injured. All are in Grant hospital, Columbus.

No details of the accident were received here, other than that the care in which Cobb was riding was being towed at the time of the crash.

The automobile belonged to M. L. Ward, 56 Jones st., Dayton. Little had taken the car to go to Clarksburg, W. Va., to bring to Dayton his wife and four children. Cobb accompanied him.

Little is crew manager in this territory for a magazine reading club and Cobb and Ward are employed as salesmen by the same organization. Cobb and Little had been living in Dayton about three weeks.

Cobb's body was taken to an undertaking establishment at Kirkersville.

Susan K. Coblentz
Dayton Daily News - March 13, 1950, Pg 15

Services for Mrs. Susan Kofroth Coblentz, 60 who died Saturday at her residence, 13 Bell st., will be conducted at [text unreadable] p. m. Tuesday at the Morris Sons funeral home 1809 E. Third st. Burial will be in Germantown cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m. Monday. Mrs. Coblentz was an employee in the contract files department of the procurement section at Wright-Patterson Air Force base since 1917.

Katherine Coblentz
Dayton Daily News - March 5, 1919, Pg 23, Col 5

The body of Miss Katherine Coblentz, who died Monday at Galion, O., was sent to Eldorado for burial, Tuesday. Burial was made in Eldorado. She was the daughter of Mrs. Mollie Coblentz, formerly of Westerville. She has relatives in Dayton. Two sisters survive.

Jessie Coburn
Dayton Daily Journal – November 20, 1922

Funeral services for Jessie Coburn, World War veteran, will be conducted in Medaryville, Ind., under the auspices of the American Legion. The body was sent to that city Sunday. Death occurred Saturday at the National Military Home.

Bernhard M. Colditz
Dayton Daily News - May 29, 1976, Pg 10

COLDITZ, Bernhard M., age 8 of 4890 Walden Lane, Kettering, Passed away Saturday at Kettering Memorial Hospital. Survived by his wife Madeline, 3 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Meta) Whitehead, Mrs. Paul (Betty Lou) Beaty, Mrs. Clifton (Joan) Wheaton, all of Allardt, Tenn., a son, Paul Colditz, Blairsville, Georgia, 3 stepchildren, Mrs. Roman (Ann) Whiting, Md., Mrs. Harry (Marilyn) Pritchard, Beavercreek Twp., Tom Tippy, Dayton, a sister, Mrs. Wendell (Hulda) Hutchison, Harriman, Tenn., 3 brothers, Rudolph Colditz, Arnold Colditz, Oneida, Tenn., Hugo Colditz, Allardt, Tenn., 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. He was retired, formerly an accountant with the Gitzinger Tile Co. He was a member of the Allardt Presbyterian Church, Jamestown Lodge No. 2__ F&AM and the Scottish Rite. Funeral services Monday at the Allardt Presbyterian Church, Allardt, Tenn. Interment Allardt Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday evening at Mundy Funeral Home, Jamestown, Tenn.

Robert A. Coleman
Dayton Daily News – May 21, 1959

Robert A. Coleman, 46, of Columbus, died here Tuesday at the Veterans Administration center. Survivor: mother, Blanche.

Robert Pearl Coll
Dayton Daily Journal - December 24, 1907, Pg 5

From the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Retta Coll, 214 Warren street, the funeral of her little 3-year-old grandson, Robert Pearl Coll was held yesterday afternoon. The child died in her home, where he was sent because of the illness of his parents.

Charles Collins
Dayton Daily News - January 12, 1922

Charles Collins died Jan. 9, aged ?? years, 1 month. Funeral Friday, Jan 13, at 2 p.m. from residence of daughter Mrs. H. M. Francis, 529 Ohio st. Interment Woodland cemetery. Friends invited.

Florence Collins
Dayton Daily News – June 24, 1940, Pg J-25

Florence Collins, 74, of 1442 Bryn Mawr dr., died at 8:20 a.m. Monday at Good Samaritan hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maye Youngman and Mrs. Beryl Dousnell of Ben Lomond, Cal.; two sons, Frank Kneisley of Fairfield, Ala., and Russell of Dayton; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Dayton Daily News – June 25, 1940, Pg J-26

Services for Mrs. Florence Collins, 74, of 1442 Bryn Mawer dr., who died Monday at the Good Samaritan hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the residence. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the residence from 2 p.m. Wednesday until services.

James T. Collins
Dayton Daily News - May 28, 1976, Pg 43

COLLINS, James T., of 2714 Oakridge Dr., passed away May 19. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James L. Collins of Lexington, Ky. Survivors include his brother, George F. Collins of Dayton and other relatives. Private funeral services 10 a.m. Friday, Smith Memorial Chapel, 370 S. Broadway. There will be no visitation.

Vandis Grant Colville
Dayton Daily News - February 25, 1935, Pg 3, Col 2


Funeral services for Vandis Grant Colville, 70, who died Sunday at his home, 118 Clemmer st., will be held at the residence Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Lewisburg. Formerly a carpenter, Colville had been a resident of Dayton for 24 years. Surviving are two sons, Ora R. and Herbert; two brothers, two sisters; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Percy Combs
Dayton Daily News - October 2, 1993, Pg 9D

COMBS, Percy, age 75, of Bellbrook, passed away Friday, October 1, 1993 at Kettering Medical Center. World War II Army Vet. He is survived by his wife, Ola; 2 sons, Chester Combs of Dayton and Odie Combs of Bellbrook; 5 grandchildren, Susan Goeke, Robin Harbeck, Rhonda Regginello, Stephanie Garcia and Matthew Combs; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Joe Combs of Indiana; 2 sisters, Frieda Ritchie and Hama Isom, both of Tiffin. Funeral Services 11 A.M. Monday, October 4 at Tobias-Conner Funeral Home, 92 W. Franklin St., (St. Rt. 725) Bellbrook. Burial Bellbrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10-11 A.M. Monday at the funeral home.

Anna Gale Compton
Dayton Daily Journal - May 8, 1923, Pg 2

Mrs. Anna Gale Compton, 50, died Sunday morning at 12:10 o'clock in the Miami Valley hospital, after an operation. She leaves her husband, H. E. Compton, 1932 East Third street. She had been a resident of Dayton for several years. Funeral services were conducted last night in her late residence. The body will be sent to Williamsport this morning for burial.

George W. Confer
Dayton Daily News - October 21, 1935

Services for George W. Confer, 29, of Parkersburg, W.Va., who was killed when his auto collided with a bus at Nelsonville, O. Friday, will be conducted at the home of a sister, Mrs. Frank A. Lott, 414 Irving av., at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Cedarville.

Confer, a former Daytonian, last year was transferred to the West Virginia territory of the Dayton Display Fixture Co., of which he was a salesman.

Other survivors include his widow, Marian; a daughter, Joyce Ann; the father, Howard T. Confer, of Los Angeles, and two brothers, Harold, of Freeport, L.I., and Stanley, of Dayton.

Florence J. Conover
Dayton Journal – August 17, 1875, Pg 1

On August 16th, at 5:30 p.m., Florence J., infant daughter of Garrett and Francis Conover, aged 11 months and 4 days. Funeral at 4 p.m. to-day, from their late residence, 350 Water street. Interment, Woodland.

Mrs. Ralph Conover
Dayton Daily News - March 5, 1939, Pg 8

Mrs. H. L. Conover, of Coventry rd., has received word of the sudden death at 3 a.m. Saturday of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Ralph Conover of Terre Haute, Ind. Besides Mrs. Conover, she is survived by a granddaughter in Dayton, Mrs. Harold Gaskill. Mrs. Conover and Mrs. Gaskill will attend the services Tuesday afternoon in Terre Haute.

John Conyers
Dayton Journal – November 14, 1884, Pg 1

At the Central Branch, National Home for D.V.S., on November 13th, John Conyers, aged 100 years, late of War of 1812. Cause of death, old age.

Andrew S. Cooper
Dayton Daily News - February 24, 1895, Pg 8, Col 4


Mr. Andrew S. Cooper, who was for many years connected with the post office of our city, died yesterday morning at his home, No. 340 West Monument avenue. While Mr. Cooper has not enjoyed good health for some time, his death will be a surprise to his many friends and acquaintances.

Mr. Cooper came to Dayton thirty years ago from Hamilton, Ohio, and has made Dayton his home ever since. His wife and six children are left to mourn the loss of husband and father. His children are Thomas R. Cooper, of Pittsburg, Andrew, of New York city, Ella, who is a teacher in our public schools, Mary, teaching at Carrolton, O., Althia, whose home is in Indiana, and Laura, who resides at home.

Eleanora Schurr Cooper
Dayton Daily News - November 23, 1922

Mrs. Eleanora Schurr Cooper, 30, wife of James H. Cooper, 300 S. Williams st., died at 3:30 Thursday morning at her residence, following an illness of seven months. She leaves her husband; her father, Samuel Schurr; her sister, Miss Alma Schurr, and her brother, Charles Schurr, of Greenville. The remains will be taken to Sidney for burial Saturday morning.

H. R. Cooper
Dayton Journal - January 23, 1923, Pg 12

Word has been received of the death of H. R. Cooper, Los Angeles, former secretary of the Dayton Gas Company, in Cairo, Egypt, January 9. Mr. Cooper served with the local company for two years, 1910-1912.

The body will be brought to Cincinnati, where funeral and burial services will be conducted at a time to be announced later.

Brother Charles Coors
Dayton Daily News - August 24, 1927

Funeral services for Brother Charles Coors, 28, who died Monday night at St. Elizabeth hospital, will be conducted Thursday morning at Mt. St. John chapel. Burial will be in the university cemetery.

Brother Coors was graduated with honors from Mount St. John normal school on the Shakertown pike, and the following September began his teaching in the Holy Trinity school for boys in Brooklyn. He taught there five years when he was forced to retire on account of ill health. He returned to Dayton and has been a patient at St. Elizabeth hospital since that time. He was widely known here, having come to the University of Dayton and entered the preparatory department when he was 14 years of age. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Mary Coors; his sister, Clara, and his brother, Joseph.

Harry H. Cotrell
Germantown Press - February 23, 1950, Pg 1

Services for Harry H. Cotrell, aged 54, owner of the Western Tobacco Co., of Bradford, and formerly of Germantown, who died at 2:00 pm Thursday at his home in Piqua, were conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday at the Congregational Christian Church in Piqua. Burial was made in Forest Hill Cemetery. Mr. Cotrell was well known in Germantown by tobacco men and many farmers in the community.

Evelena Stoker Cotterman
Dayton Daily News – October 9, 1921, Pg 21
(Picture accompanied Cotterman obituary.)


Funeral services for Mrs. Evelena Stoker Cotterman, 83, who died Saturday at the home of her son-in-law, Albert Gray, Shelby, will be held Monday.

The services will be conducted by the Rev. I. O. Moser at the home of Mrs. Cotterman's daughter, Mrs. R. F. Shuman, 127 Campbell street, at 9 o'clock.

Burial will be in Beaver cemetery.

Leonora Cotterman
Dayton Daily News - October 24, 1904, Pg 7, Col 7

Mrs. Leonora Cotterman, aged 40 years, and the wife of George H. Cotterman, residing at ? Orchard street, dropped dead Saturday afternoon about 5 o'clock while in the garden with her daughter gathering some vegetables. Without any outcry she pitched forward and died. Dr. Kline was called and he stated that death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Cottermann was well known and a host of friends were shocked to learn of her death. The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock and at 10 o'clock services will be held at the English Lutheran church, corner Broadway and Germantown street. The burial will be at Wooden cemetery, six miles west of the city.

Sophia Cotterman
Dayton Daily News – September 22, 1936, Pg 6

Mrs. Sophia Cotterman, 74, died at her residence, 3225 Ridge av., at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Surviving are her son, W. W. Hofferbert, Dayton, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the residence. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.

Mrs. J. B. Couch
Dayton Daily News - January 7, 1920, Pg 18, Col 5


Mrs. J. B. Couch, formerly Margaret Feldmaier, formerly of Dayton, died at her home in Troy, Tuesday, after an illness of several months. She was born July 23, 1871, and was the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Frederick Feldmaier, of Dayton. She married J. B. Couch in 1892. After a few years in Dayton, the family removed to Troy 12 years ago. She belonged to the English Lutheran church and the Ladies' Aid society.

She leaves her husband, J. B. Couch, who is entertaining the American forces in Siberia under the direction of the Y.M.C.A.; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Horner, of Dayton, and Margaret; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Feldmaier, of Dayton, and two brothers, Charles and William.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Goodrich, West Water street, Rev. H. L. Meister officiating. Burial will be made in Riverside cemetery.

Frances Couden
Dayton Daily News – July 3, 1933, Pg 3


Mrs. Frances Couden, 79, a resident of Dayton for 30 years, died at the residence, 2313 E. Fifth st., at 1 p.m. Monday. She had been in failing health in recent years.

Mrs. Couden was the widow of Oscan Couden who died in 1921. She was born in Cincinnati and lived for years on a farm at Morrow, O. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. O. J. Paul, Mrs. O. A. Miller and Mrs. Mary Saum; two grandchildren and two treat-grandchildren. Donald W. Saum, advertising salesman for the Dayton Daily News is a grandson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Whitmer Bros. funeral parlors. Rev. John J. Schaeffer will officiate. Burial will be made in Woodland cemetery.

John Cox
Dayton Daily News – September 21, 1936, Pg 15

John Cox, 65, died at 6:10 a.m., Monday at his residence, Rural Route No. 9, Valley pike. Surviving him are two sons, Claude and Clarence; and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie McGee and Mrs. Anna Franklin, both of Spiceland, Ind., and four grandchildren.

John Franklin Coy
Dayton Journal - August 24, 1927

Funeral services for John Franklin Coy, 74, who died at 4:30 a.m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Van Harlingen, 1839 Huffman av., were conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Van Harlingen residence and at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Reformed church. Burial was in Beavertown cemetery.

Emma R. Crabb
Dayton Daily News – September 21, 1936, Pg 15

Mrs. Emma R. Crabb, 75, was found dead in bed at the home of her son, William Crabb, 2348 Rugby rd., Sunday morning by her son. Dr. H. W. Harris, coroner, reported death was due to natural causes. Besides he son she is survived by two grandchildren. The body was sent to Cambridge City, Ind., the place of her birth, for funeral services and burial.

Nora J. Cramer
Dayton Daily News – May 21, 1959

Mrs. Nora J. Cramer, 86, 3905 Detroit Ave., died Tuesday at the Rust Nursing home, Eaton.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Routsong Funeral home, Brown St. at Irving Ave., Dayton. Friends may call: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, funeral home. Burial: Memorial Park cemetery.

John W. Craven
Dayton Journal - March 5, 1919, Pg 12, Col 2
(Picture accompanied Craven obituary.)


Funeral services for John W. Craven, who died yesterday morning at Miami Valley hospital, will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at his late residence, 550 Superior avenue. Burial in Woodland cemetery. Two sons, James M. and W. R. Craven, survive. The former is principal of the Huffman school and the latter is president of the Dayton Savings and Trust company.

John W. Craven had been a Dayton resident since 1866. In 1904 he became connected with the Dayton Savings and Trust Company and retired only four years ago.

Thomas D. Cravens
Dayton Daily News – September 22, 1940, Pg 7

Funeral services for Thomas D. Cravens, 10, of 1302 Phillips av., whose death occurred Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the residence. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery. Friends may call at the residence until time of service.

James Craver
Dayton Daily News – October 22, 1946, Pg 1

Vandalia, Oct. 21. – The man who as a lad of 20 spent the last three months of the Civil war in a Confederate prison, died at the home of a son, William. The thin blue line of the boys who fought to save the Union was severed in Montgomery county today with the death of James Craver, 101 North Dixie drive. Mr. Carver was born March 1, 1845, two miles north of Tipp City. He enlisted in the Eighth Ohio cavalry at 19 and was captured in January, 1865, in a raid near Charleston, S. C.

A teamster until he retired several years ago, Mr. Carver was a charter member of the Vandalia Odd Fellows lodge, founded more than 70 years ago. In Fair Health – He presided at a small birthday party this year and was visited by representatives of Vandalia veterans’ organization, who each year honored him as he neared and reached the century mark.

Members of his family said today that he had been in fair health considering his age until last week.

Other survivors include five grandchildren, Alfred Carver, Peters pike; Lester Carver and Alberta C. Smith, Vandalia; Walter Jennings, Leipsic, O., and Gladys Phillips, Indianapolis; seven great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Brethren church here with Rev. E. L. Linebaugh officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Hills cemetery, Vandalia. Friends may call at the Morton funeral home here after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Daniel A. Crawford
Dayton Daily News - June 3, 1892, Pg 1, Col 4

At the Central Branch, National Home for D.V.S., May 31st, 1892, Daniel A. Crawford, late of Company G, 71st Regiment Ohio. Cause of death, gangrene of stump after amputation.

Beatrice Creager
Dayton Daily News - June 21, 1916, Pg 18

Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock the funeral of Mrs. Beatrice Creagar will be held at the residence, 11 East Herman avenue. Burial will be made in Woodland cemetery.

George W. Creager
The Weekly Empire and Democrat – January 5, 1885, Pg 5

At his home, one mile northeast of Utica, Warren County, O., October 31, 1884, at 9:30 a.m. George W. Creager, of typhoid fever. The deceased was born August 29, 1855, in Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, on the farm where his father, John O. Creager, now resides, three miles north of Centerville, on the Dayton pike. His remains were taken by the undertaker, Walter Zell, of Waynesville, to the parents' home, November 7, where a funeral discourse was delivered by Rev. David Winters, of Dayton, O., after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near his father's residence. The deceased left a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his untimely death, and a young wife and infant son who will mourn the kind and loving husband and father. His honesty, uprightness and courteousness won the esteem of all who knew him. May He who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb watch over the young mother and her little Carl, and bless them with the comforting assurance that He will be a father to the fatherless and a present help in time of trouble.

Walen Creech
Dayton Daily News – January 30, 1920, Pg 31

Walen Creech, 12, died at St. Elizabeth hospital Thursday morning. Funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at Smith and West's undertaking establishment. Burial in Pine Ridge, Ky. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Creech, 14 Council street.

Anna Crook
Dayton Daily Journal - January 12, 1875, Pg 4, Col 4


Anna Crook, wife of the venerable Thomas Crook, of Wayne township, Montgomery county, died January 5th, 1875 of consumption. She was buried at the Lower Stillwater Christian Church, on the 7th inst. Funeral services by Elders H. Y. Rush and Wm. Jay. The sermon delivered by Elder Rush, from a text chosen by herself, was "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord", and a hymn was sung of her own choice: "Jerusalem my Happy Home." Mrs. Crook had given all the necessary directions concerning her funeral. She was born in Monroe county, Virginia, on the 14th of October, 1805, and came to this county with her father, John Gallahan, and family, in 1810. She settled in the woods on the place now owned by Davis Waymire, of Butler Township, and lived there with her father until his death, which occurred in 1812. She united with the lower Stillwater Christian Church at the age of 16, under the preaching of John Plummer and Elder Schideler, who organized this old pioneer church nearly 70 years ago. She was baptized by Elder Plummer and lived a worthy member of the church for about fifty-three years, and was the last and oldest member of the church that then existed. All her companions have gone before her. She was married to the venerable Thomas Crook on her fortieth birth-day, and lived happily with him for more than 29 years. She leaves him feeble and lonely, and one surviving sister, of his father's family, to mourn as none others can mourn. Thus ended the life of a good mother in Israel at the ripe old age of 69 years, two months and 21 days. H. Waymire

Laura B. Cross
Dayton Daily Journal - January 17, 1922, Pg 21

Funeral services for Laura B. Cross, 47, who died at St. Elisabeth hospital Friday, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock in the Hartford U. B. church. Burial was made in Miltenville.

Margaret Ann Cullors
Dayton Daily News – April 23, 1917, Pg 15

Margaret Ann Cullors of Merlin Heights, died Sunday evening, April 23; aged 70 years. Services Wednesday, April 25, at 11:30 p.m., at Merlin Heights church. Interment, Beardshear cemetery. Friends invited.

John Cummins
Dayton Journal - May 26, 1913, Pg 2


John Cummins, 53, of 1605 East Second street, employed by the C. H. and D. railroad, was struck by a west-bound Big Four passenger train at Wyandot and Shawnee streets late Saturday afternoon sustaining a fracture of the skull, which caused his death at 7:15 Sunday morning at Miami Valley hospital.

Cummins was a helper in the railroad freight office and was walking along the tracks carrying mail. According to witnesses, Cummins became confused when a freight train passed and stepped in front of the passenger train. His body was thrown along the track ahead of the engine and fell beside the rail, where his head struck the oil boxes on the axles.

Mary A. Cunningham
Dayton Daily News – February 19, 1947
(Picture accompanied Cunningham obituary.)

Mary A. Cunningham, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. died Tuesday at her residence, 3020 Hoover av., following a 15-month illness. She was 78. A Dayton resident for 66 years, Mrs. Cunningham was a member of the Church of Resurrection, St. Catherine Altar society, St. Joseph's Orphanage society and the Third Order of St. Domini. She was the widow of Patrick A. Cunningham and is survived by a son, Paul Jr., two daughters, Mrs. Corrine Haller of Dayton and Mrs. Genevieve M. Ralls of Winchester, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Katie Burbridge and Mrs. Margaret Shade, both of Dayton, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the residence and 9 a.m. in Resurrection church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 7 p.m. Thursday.

James F. Curry
Dayton Daily Journal - July 16, 1910, Pg 3

James F. Curry, 57 years old, died Friday morning at 11:25. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence, 62 Fremont avenue. Burial will be made in Woodland cemetery.

Charles A. Curtis
Dayton Daily News – September 3, 1924

The funeral of Charles A. Curtis, 55, traveling salesman who was killed by an automobile Saturday, was held Wednesday afternoon at the family residence in Shiloh. Burial was in Fidelity.

Henry Harrison Curtis
Dayton Daily News - June 2, 1923, Pg 21, Col 1

Henry Harrison Curtis, 18, Meets Death While Playing

TROY, June 1 - Henry Harrison Curtis, 18, was drowned in Stillwater river near Fidelity Wednesday afternoon about 4 o'clock when he fell from a pier of the Prairie Ford bridge. He was in the water about 50 minutes before the body was located.

Curtis, with his brother, Byron, and four other boys, Ralph Wheelock, Roy, Vernon Thuma, and Dale Snell had been fishing. He was standing on the middle pier when he slipped and fell into the river at a place where the water was from 12 to 15 feet deep. Coroner Brower was called Thursday afternoon from Troy and after an inquest pronounced death due to accidental drowning.

It is believed the young men had become tired of fishing and were throwing mud balls when the accident happened. The young man leaves his father, George Curtis and two sisters, Frances, who lives at home, and Mrs. Carrie Shaw of Laura, and the brother, Byron. The funeral will be held Saturday.

Andrew W. Curtner
Dayton Daily News - April 29, 1913, Pg 8

Funeral services of Andrew W. Curtner, who died Monday at his residence, 817 Stillwater avenue, will be held Wednesday morning at eight o'clock at the house, further services being held at the chapel at Abbottsville. Interment will be made in Abbottsville.

He was a Civil War veteran. He was born in Little York and lived there most of his life up to the time that he came to Dayton about four years ago. He is survived by four children, Calvin C. Curtner, Mrs. Anna Brown, Forest C. Curtner of Arcanum, and Mrs. R. O. Johnson. There are besides fourteen grandchildren living.

Otta Curtner
Dayton Journal – August 24, 1906, Pg 8

Miss Otta Curtner, at the age of 27, August 23, at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Sunday morning at 9 o'clock with services at the home of Charles E. Feister, 55 Emmet street. Friends invited.

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