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BAXTER, Alvin E.  (DATE: November 27, 1910)
Alvin E. Baxter died Sunday morning at his late home, six and one half miles south of Payne, or Brights disease, aged 39 years. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and six children. Mr. Baxter was a member of the Dealy Church. He was a progressive farmer, good neighbor, and kind friend who will be missed by all. The funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the residence and the church. Interment was made in I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Convoy, the remains being in charge of undertaker Croy of this place.

Submitted by Mike Sandridge

BEEDY, Mary S.  -  Mary S. Beedy was born in Fayette County, Ohio, January 2, 1836, and died February 22, 1892, aged 58 years, 9 months, and 2 days.  She was married to Samuel Burk in 1858, in Fayette County, and he removed to Paulding County in 1872.  He died in 1879.  She was again united in marriage to Daniel Shafer in 1880.  She leaves a husband, six children, two  and a brother to mourn her loss.The funeral services were conducted from the ME Church by G. W. Longsworth.

Appeared 3 March 1892 in the Argus (Contributed by Pat Taylor Jennings)

BIDLACK, Frances   (DATE: March 16, 1916)
Death of Mrs. Bidlack
Mrs. Frances Hogle Bidlack died last Sunday morning about 6:30, of heart disease. The end came suddenly, while she was sitting in a chair. She had been ailing for some time, but was able to be in Paulding the day before. The family reside on the Ortman farm on the Cecil Pike. Deceased leaves her husband, B. W. Bidlack, four sons and four daughters to morn their loss. She was aged 65 years. The funeral was held Wednsday afternoon at 1:30 at the Paulding Methodist Church and interment in Live Oak Cemetery, Rev. A. H. Weaver officiating.

Submitted By Mike Sandridge

BISSELL, Claud  (DATE: Unknown)
Claud Bissell was born in Antwerp, Ohio April 18, 1881, and departed this life at the State Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, December 16, 1926, aged 45 years, 7 months and 28 days. He was the son of Charles A. and Rosetta Bissell. He leaves to mourn , his parents and one sister, Mrs. Hugh A. White, all of Antwerp, Ohio. When two years old he suffered a danferous attack of membranous croup and as a last resort to save life the doctors gave indigo, which destroyed the membrane in the thorat and also destroyed certain brain cells so that while he grew into a man physically his mind remained as a little child. He had been an inmate of the Toledo State Hospital for twenty-five years.
”Not not, but in the coming years it may be in the better land, We’ll know the meaning of our tears, and then sometime we’ll understand”

We take this means of thanking our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted in the burial of our son and brother.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bissell
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. White

BLAIN, Charles  (Dated: Dec. 29, 1892)
Died Dec. 25th, aged 33 years, 11 months and 1 day.  The funeral took place from the family residence the 27th last.  conducted by Rev. J. E. Westner.

BLAIN, Elem J. (Dated: Dec 29, 1887)
At the residence of his son in Emerald township, Monday morning, Dec. 26th, 1887, Elem J Blain, aged about 81 years.  Funeral from the house Wednesday and interment in the Paulding cemetery.

BLAIN, Eley J.  (Date:  Nov. 3, 1892)
Eley J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Blain, died Monday, Oct. 24, of cholera infantum aged 1 year and 10 months.

Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to those who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our darling son, Eley.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Blain

BLAINE, Solomon  (Date: Mar 13, 1913)
Solomon Blaine, an aged resident of Paulding and one of the county's pioneers, died at his home in the west part of town Sunday  morning, March 2nd, 1913.  Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. Waite, pastor of the Church of Christ.  Interment in Live Oak cemetery.
Mr. Blaine was born in Delaware county, Ohio, and was 85 years of age.  He moved to Paulding county many years ago and after a residence of some time in Emerald township, purchased a residence here and moved to Paulding.  November 15, 1855, he was married to Susannah Stanley.  To this union six children were born.  His wife died eight years ago.
He was a veteran of the civil war, having served as a private in Co. H. 121st O.V.I.
Following is a list of the out of town relatives who were in attendance at the funeral:  Joseph Blaine and daughter Eva, Orland, Ind.; Ben Blain, Powell, Delaware county, O.; William Blaine, William Bay, ___; Mrs. Sadie Ewers and three children,  of Toledo; Aley Dixon, of Ft. Wayne; Elga Ewers of Findlay.

BLANE, Elem J.
Elem J. Blane, son of Sarah C. and Elem Blane, was born in Delaware county, May 30, 1837.  He departed this life, Jan 28th at 6:15 a.m. aged 90 years, 6 months and 27 days.
In early life he was married to Rachael Stanley.  To this union were born two boys.
In Mr. Blane's early life, he moved from Delaware county to Paulding county.  Here he lived on a farm until 14 years ago.  From that time to this he made his home with Mrs. Delaney, a daughter-in-law, who resides at 338 W. Baldwin Ave.
Mr. Blane believe in God as a loving, kind, just and a merciful Father.
The deceased was a Civil war veteran, he having volunteered to protect the cause he loved so well, and belonged to the 121st regiment O. V. I. Co. H.
He was preceded in death by one brother, two sons, one in infancy and the other, Charles, who died on Dec. 25th, 1893, his father and mother, and his wife, who died 27 years ago.
He leaves to mourn; two sisters, Rhoda Dixon, of this city, and Delilah Christler, of LayPort, Iowa.  One daughter-in-law, Mrs. Delaney.  One nephew by marriage, Ben Delaney, one granchild, 10 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Crowell Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Jan. 30, Rev. Cameron, of the Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial at Live Oak cemetery.
"Judge not the Lord by Feeble sense, But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face."

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our relatives, neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us in our timely need and gave flowers, to those who furnished music, and to those who furnished automobiles.  These kindnesses will ever be remembered.
Mrs. Dixon, Mrs. Delaney and Son.

BOYLAN, Sarah Ellen  (DATE: Unknown)

Mrs. Nelson Boylan
Sarah Ellen Cluts was born , Nov 1, 1868, near Antwerp and departed this life, August 31, 1927. She was 58 years, 8 months and 10 days old. She was married to James Johnson in the year of 1886. To this union, five children were born. Three children and husband preceded her in death. She was married to Nelson Boylan in the year of 1920. She leaves to mourn her loving husband; one son and one daughter; two sisters, four stepchildren, four grandchildren, eight step grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She joined the Christian Church 32 years ago. She was a faithful member until death.

We miss thee from thy place dear mother
We miss thee from thy place a shadow over our life is cast
We miss the sunshine from thy place
We miss thy kind and willing hand
Thy fond and earnest care
Our home is dark without thee
We miss thee everywhere

Funeral services were conducted, Saturday, Sept. 3rd at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. D. P. Holt.
Interment in Maumee Cemetery.


We take this manner of expressing our great appreciation of the many kindness and unbounded sympathy manifesled on the occasion of the death of our beloved wife and mother by all of our neighbors and friends. We sincerely thank you all.

BOYLAN, William Nelson  (DATE: Unknown)
DIES SUDDENLY -W. N. Boylan of Antwerp Suffers Fatal Attack at Home of Son
William Nelson Boylan, aged 71 of Antwerp, died suddenly Monday morning at about 9:30, at the home of his son, Guy Boylan, in North Scipio. He had arrived there from his home to assist in constructing a brooder house, and was on the top of the brooder at work when siezed by a sudden pain in the heart. He had not been real well, but had expressed himself as feeling fine when he arrived from Antwerp. He put his hand to his heart and called to the son Guy to catch him, and he fell dead in the son's arms. He is survived by the son Guy, a son Earl, of near Antwerp, daughter, Mrs. Ray Jude, of Scipio, and daughter, Mrs. Marie Blythe of Antwerp. There is also a brother Samuel of Milwaukee. Funeral services were held Wednsday at 2:00 p.m. at the Antwerp M. E. Church in charge of the Red Men Society. Burial was made at Antwerp, Perkins & Reeb, Hicksville funeral directors in charge.

Submitted by Mike Sandridge

BRUSH, Myrtle H.
Myrtle H. Brush was born December 14th, 1875 and died Nov. 24, 1913, aged 37 years, 11 months, 10 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Handy, and the wife of Oscar Brush, to whom she was married June 1897 and with whom she lived sixteen years as a faithful, devoted and loving help-mate. She had been in poor health for a number of years, especially during the last year. She was a great, though patient and silent, sufferer. Hoping for relief from her suffering, she submitted to undergo a surgical operation, which however, failed to give her the hoped for relief. Still hoping to save her life, her friends took her last Saturday to a hospital in Ft. Wayne for a second operation, where she died peacefully on Monday morning. Was converted a number of years ago in the Bethel M. e. church and has been a faithful member since that time. In disposition, Mrs. Brush was optimistic, always looking on the bright side and ready to lend a helping hand. Her Christianity was the practical kind, that is lived and acted out in deeds as well as words. She leaves to mourn her departure, husband, mother, five sisters and numerous other relatives and friends. Her father preceded her in death about three years ago, with whom she has gone to be united on the other shore. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, Antwerp, Rev. S. W. Metz officiating. Interment in the Maumee Cemetery.

BURK, Angeline Foreman ~ Angeline Foreman Burk born in Paulding County, Ohio August 16, 1865 and departed this earthly pilgrimage April 14, 1945, at the age of 79 years 7 months and 28 days.  She was the daughter of the late A. J. Foreman.  

She was united in marriage to George Burk, June 22, 1881, who preceded her in death March 5, 1937.  To this union were born six children - Gertrude, who died in infancy, Mrs. Myrtle Whetstone and William, of Payne, Jack, who died at the age of 19 years, Mrs. Etta Clements, who died in January 1944, and Mrs. Helen Ruger of Huntertown, Ind., two brothers survive her, Henry Foreman of Bristol, Ind., and Grant Foreman of Payne, O., ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  

She was a conscientious christian for many years.  She was converted and became a charter member of the Church of the Nazarene, Payne, in 1918.  She was devoted to her family and her life has been a great blessing to all who knew her.  The heritage she leaves to her children and grandchildren will live on and always be a benediction to those left behind.  The separation from this devoted mother is the heaviest stroke of divine providence.  

But may the great God who in his tender mercy has seen fit to remove the rose from our small garden and transplant it in his own, watch over the loved ones she left behind until they are united in that land where there will be no more sickness, sorrow, and death.  

(Paulding County Carnegie Library Obituary Card File)

BURK, George S. ~ son of John and Catherine Burk, was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1857 and departed this life March 5, 1937, at the age of 80 years, 2 months and 2 days.  He was the second youngest of a family of ten children and among the earliest pioneers in this vicinity.  His father and mother came here from harper's Ferry, VA., when Paulding county was a vast wilderness and Indians were still roaming the forest.  

He was united in marriage to Angeline Foreman, June22, 1881, and built their own home on the farm where they have spent their entire life.  To this union were born six children - Mrs. Charles Whetstone, Mrs. Helen Ruger, and William of Payne, and Etta of Fort Wayne.  A daughter Gertrude and a son Jack preceded him in death. He also leaves to mourn nine grandchildren and one brother.  

With his conscientious convictions and sincerity he formed many friendships which endeared him to a wide circle of friends.  His life has been a beautiful one of unselfishiness.  His great devotion to his wife and children was a thing of beauty never to be forgotten.  The heritage he leaves to his children and grandchildren will live on and always be an uplift to those he has left behind.  The separation from this faithful husband and father is the heaviest stroke of divine providence.  But may the Great God, who in his tender mercy, has seen fit to remove the rose from our small garden and transplant it in his own, watch over the loved ones he left behind until they are united in that land where there will be no more sickness, sorrow, and death.

(Paulding County Carnegie Library Obituary Card File)

BURK, Zebulum  ~ Zebulum BUrk, son of John and Catherine Burk, was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1850 and departed this life February 28, 1917 at the home of his brother, George Burk with whom he had made his home for the past thirty-five years.  Death was due to Bright's Disease and paralysis from which he had been a sufferer for some time.

Deceased was a man who friendship, was a strong enduring nature and had led an upright moral life.  He leaves to mourn his departure four brothers and two sisters, many other relatives and friends.

The funeral services were conducted from the M.E. church in Payne, Ohio, Rev. Coffman officiating and burial was made in the Lehman cemetery.

(Paulding Obituary Card File)

BURLEY, J. B.  (DATED: 21 February 1907) After a lingering illness J.B. Burley departed this life Monday morning, aged 85 years, 6 months and a few days. He leaves a son and two daughters and a large number of friends to mourn. He was a member of Antwerp Lodge F. & A.M., who have charge of his funeral, which was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D.M. Cline, Wednesday at 1 p.m., after which his remains were laid to rest in the old cemetery.

Submitted by Carol Schuster

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