Richland Co., Ohio

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Boal, Mae Sigler -- 88Y;  wid/o Thomas;  b. 3/17/1868 at Lowell, IN;  Died at home, Mansfield;  bur. Cedar Park Cem., Chicago, IL  [MNJ 12/24/1956]

Boals, Catharine -- bur. 2/6/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  43y, 10m, 13d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Boals, Charles -- Sunday.  Charles Boals, who lived all his life in Richland County, except the last year of eighteen months, when he made his home in Findlay, died at that place Friday at 6 o'clock p.m.  He will be buried in the family burying ground at Ontario, on Tuesday, at 1 o'clock p.m., April 2nd.  He never was sick in his life till a few days before his death, when he had a stroke of paralysis.  He was born Nov. 30th., 1814, so he was over 80.  His life and character are two well known to need any comment.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 April 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 47]

Boals, Charles E. -- 82Y;  d. 6/21/1955 at Wesley Boals home;  b. near Shenandoah;  h/o Susan Cameron;  bur. Windsor Cem.  [MNJ 6/22/1955]


Boals, Clarence David
-- Clarence David Boals, 74, of 3261 North Main Street Rd., was dead on arrival at Mansfield General Hospital yesterday afternoon after taking ill earlier at his home.  Mr. Boals was born Nov. 8, 1890 in Richland County and lived in this area all his life.  He was a retired employee of the Tappan Co., and a member of the First EUB Church.  Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Au Boals; two sons, W. Foster Boals, of Indianapolis, Ind., and H. Mervin Boals, of Seattle Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Picking, of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Willard E. Boals, of Mansfield; one sister, Mrs. Park Mossholder, of Mt. Vernon.  The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home, where funeral arrangements are incomplete.  Friends may call at the funeral home starting Saturday evening.  Submitted by Steve B.    [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Sunday, January 24, 1965 p15-A, col4]

Boals, Clarence David -- Funeral Services for Clarence David Boals, 74, a resident of 3261 North Main Street Rd.., who was dead on arrival at Mansfield General Hospital Saturday afternoon after becoming ill at his home, will be held at 3 p. m. at the Wappner Funeral Home.  The Rev. G. C, Strohl, pastor emeritus of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church, will be in charge.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Born Nov. 8, 1890 in Mifflin Township, he was a retired parts department employee of the Tappan Co., and a member of the First Evangelica[l] United Brethren Church.  Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Au Boals; two sons, W. Foster Boals, of Indianapolis, Ind., and H. Merlin Boals, of Seattle Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Picking, of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Willard E. Boals, of Mansfield; one sister, Mrs. Park Mossholder, of Mt. Vernon.  Submitted by Steve B.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Monday, January 25, 1965 p3, col4]

Boals, Daniel M. -- d. 10/20/1867 at Troy Twp.;  18y;  single;  farmer;  cause:  consumption;  res. Troy Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Boals, Ella -- d. 9/25/1870 at Bellville, cause of death listed as "indirect";  28y;  b. Penn.;  single;  teacher;  res. Jefferson Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Boals, Eunice (Cline) -- Mrs. Eunice Boals, wife of ex-Sheriff James F. Boals, died at her home, 270 North Diamond Street, this morning at 8 o'clock, after a long illness with heart trouble.  Mrs. Boals was 47 years old and her maiden name was Eunice Cline and she was married to James F. Boals 23 years ago.  Mrs. Boals was a charter member of the Rebekah lodge and of the Ladies of the Macabees.  Interment Thursday at 10 a.m.  [Mansfield News:  07 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 57]

Boals, Eunice (Cline) -- The funeral of Mrs. James F. Boals, took place from the family residence, No. 270 North Diamond Street, at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.  A large number of friends of the deceased were in attendance at the funeral services, which were conducted by the Rev. D.J. Meese, D.D.  The Rebekahs also had services for the dead.  The members of the city council, the city officials and the police met at the city building and attended the funeral.  [Mansfield News:  09 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 59]

Boals, George H. -- George H. Boals, who resides with his mother at No. 65 Buckingham Street, died at the family residence about 10:30 o'clock Monday morning.  The deceased was afflicted with dropsy and heart trouble and had been ill for some time.  Mr. Boals was a member of the First Lutheran church.  Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Dr. Wiles officiating.  [Mansfield (OH) News: 08 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 108]

Boals, James W.

Boals, Joseph -- Lexington.  Joseph Boals, ex-county commissioner, was found dead in his orchard last Thursday, the result of heart disease.  His remains were interred in the cemetery on Saturday.  A large concourse of friends followed the remains to its last resting place.  Mr. Boals was a soldier in the Mexican War and was number with the few that remains to tell the story, but has gone where wars shall be heard of no more.  --  [Bellville Star:  14 April 1887, Vol. 10, No. 29]

Boals, Joseph -- bur. 12/5/1877 at Mansfield Cem., old age;  90y  [Ohio Liberal:  02 January 1878]

Boals, Joseph Stough -- Joseph Stough Boals died Sunday noon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Boals, 34 Waring Avenue. Besides the parents, two brothers, F. David Boals and Frank S. Boals, both of this city, survive. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with burial in Lexington cemetery.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley [Monday 4 May 1925 p.12 Mansfield Democrat Journal]

Boals, Mary -- d. 1/23/1870 at Mifflin;  38y;  b. Mifflin;  white;  cause:  dropsy;  res. Mifflin Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Boals, Paul William -- Paul William Boals, two-and-a-half year old son and only child of Mr. & Mrs. Garland W. Boals, 202 Wayne street, Mansfield, died Sunday from the effects of a shock caused by being struck by an automobile which his father was backing out of the driveway at the family home.  [Richland County Leader:  26 August 1921, Vol. 2, No. 37]

Boals, Sarah E. -- Mrs. Sarah E. Boals, a prominent and well known lady of west of Bellville, died Monday afternoon after a long sick spell finally resulting in pneumonia, aged 70 years, 9 months and 27 days.  The funeral took place from her late residence Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m.  The funeral sermon was preached at the Presbyterian church, Bellville, at 2:30 o'clock, by the Rev. J.W. Boyer.  Interment in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  16 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 28]

Boals, Solomon

Boals, Viola Chew -- 83Y;  d. 2/15/1955 at home, Pavonia;  b. 4/2/1871 near Rome, OH;  d/o William & Matilda (Whisler) Chew;  bur. Windsor Cem.  [MNJ 2/16/1955]

Boarders, Jacob

Boardman, George Lewis -- Plymouth.  The following obituary read at the funeral service of our fellow townsman, George L. Boardman, by Rev. R.H. Balmer, which service was held at his late home on Broadway, Wednesday forenoon, and whose body now lies in Pioneer Cemetery, alongside of loving friends who preceded him into the life beyond some years previous:  MR. GEORGE LEWIS BOARDMAN was born in Plymouth, Ohio, and in this home, July 22, 1851.  He was the son of Lewis and Mrs. Minerva Boardman, who were among the pioneer residents of this town.  Almost his whole life period has been spent here.  He was married on Sept. 17th., 1879 to Miss Georgianna Ward, who now survives him.  For over 34 years they walked life's path together.  God blessed their home with four children, two sons and two daughters -- Mrs. Stella M. Eastman and Roland Lewis Boardman, Cleveland, Ohio;  Glenn A. Boardman and Marguerite Louise Boardman, both of Plymouth.  Mr. Boardman unite with the M.E. Church some years ago, which relation continued to the close of his life.  After many busy years of active duties he became ill about two years ago, since which time he has had several serious spells of sickness.  For some months his condition has seemed almost without hope to those who understood his condition.  For quite a few weeks he has been a great sufferer, which condition continued to the very end of his life.  On Monday morning at 3 o'clock the end came, the weary wheels of life ceased, and his spirit took its flight to the eternal world.  He was aged 62 years, 5 months and 7 days.  With Mrs. Boardman and his children there remain three grandchildren and an only brother, Mr. Dorman Boardman, of Howard, North Dakota.  The sympathies of her very large circle of friends have been with Mrs. Boardman and her family, as well as with their suffering husband and father through these many anxious weeks.  Our prayer is that the God of all grace may sustain and comfort their hearts through all the future.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  03 January 1914, Vol. 61, No. 7]

Boartz, John -- d. 9/17/1867 at Mansfield;  1y, 3m, 6d;  b. Mansfield;  s/o John & Elizabeth Bortz [sic];  white;  cause:  unknown;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Boden, John -- John Boden, aged 64 years, died at his home about four miles southeast of the city on the upper Lucas road, Friday night about 11:30 o'clock after an illness of several years.  He served in Company C of the 163rd. Ohio Volunteers and is a member of the First Christian church of this city.  Besides his wife he leaves three sons, Sherman, William and Howard, and two daughters, Minnie and Etta.  He also leaves one sister, Mrs. P.P. Hill, of Mt. Vernon (OH) and two brothers, William and Cicero of this city.  Funeral Monday from the home at 1 p.m. conducted by Rev. C.___.  Interment in Mansfield Cemetery.  [Mansfield News Journal:  09 March 1912]

Boden, Mrs. H.R. -- Mrs. H.R. Boden died Sunday afternoon at her home at 112 East Fourth Street, aged 39 years.  The funeral occurs Tuesday at 8 a.m.  Interment at Ontario.  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 16]

Bodine, Mary E. -- DIED -- In Plymouth, Sunday, the 15th. inst., after a short illness, MARY E., wife of T.S. BODINE, in the 27th. year of her age.   Mrs. B. has for several years past suffered much affliction, which she bore with fortitude and resignation.  A husband and daughter, with numerous relatives and acquaintances mourn her loss.  [PLYMOUTH ADVERTISER:  21 January 1854, Vol. 1, No. 14]

Bodley, A.M. -- A.M. Bodley was born in Plymouth, Richland County, O., Feb. 9th, 1826, at which place he grew to manhood, and married Miss Harriet Hideley. He moved to Newport, Ky., where he lived for 35 years, serving one term as magistrate, and in the sixties was a member of the school board for several years. In 1893 he moved to New York, and returned to Cincinnati in 1895, where he resided until his death, which occurred Tuesday, June 9th, at his residence, 318 West Second St., at 4:40 p.m. Funeral services were held at his residence June 10, at 8 p. m., and his remains taken to Plymouth for interment June 11. He leaves a widow and four children, Mrs. C. R. Larson of New York, Mrs. Clifton Taylor and Miss Anna Bodley, of Cin., O., and Mr. J.H. Bodley, of Newport, Ky.  Submitted by Mary.  [Clipping from unknown newspaper pasted into family Bible belonging to Catherine Jane (Bodley) Kirtland]

Bodley, Henry -- Henry Bodley, over thirty years a resident of this county, passed away from earth, Sabbath evening, 9th. inst., in the seventy-fifth year of his age.  He was born in Niles, Cayuga County, N.Y., Sept. 30th., 1799, and united with the Seceder (now United Presbyterian) Church when eighteen years old.  On his removal to this county, he became a member of the Auburn U.P. Church, but the last three years of his life, was a member of the Shelby Presbyterian Church.  He departed in the peaceful hope of the Christian, leaving a wife and three children, whom he commended to the care of the Heavenly Father.  Quiet and retired, yet the universal expression is, "he was a good man".  Truly "the good man is perished out of the earth."  [Shelby Independent News: 13 November 1873, Vol. 6, No. 3]

Bodley, Jesse -- We are this week called upon to record the death of Mr. Roaks, Mr. Monjar, Mr. Jesse Bodley and Mr. Lance, all among the old citizens of our County -- the latter Mr. Lance, having only removed to Crawford County a few years ago.  [Shelby Independent News:  28 November 1872, Vol. 5, No. 5]

Bodley, Jesse -- Died, On the 20th. of November 1872, Mr. Jesse Bodley, aged 80 years, 2 months and 6 days.  This aged and long resident of Plymouth Township, Richland County, Ohio, was born in Ulster County, New York, September 14th., 1792.  He was in early life a soldier in the war of 1812.  In the year 1815 he was married to Miss Nancy Kirkpatrick, who yet survives his death.  There were seven children all born in the home where their father died, save the oldest.  He with his wife and child settled on their forest home in October, 1818, the farm long his home, and at last the place of his death.  In 1835, he on profession of his faith united with the Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, of which he was a member until his departure, as we trust, to the church triumphant.  Since 1863, he was blind.  He bore his sufferings without complaint.  After religious services at the family home, his mortal remains were with appropriate services consigned to their last earthly home at Plymouth, O.  -- N.H.L.  [Shelby Independent News:  28 November 1872, Vol. 5, No. 5]

Bodley, Mrs. Sherman -- The remains of Sherman Bodley were brought here from Newark, Wednesday, for interment.  The deceased was quite well known in this city and vicinity, being the widow of Sherm. Bodley, who about three years ago met his death on the S., N. & M. crossing at the Kuhn school house.  -- [Plymouth Advertiser: 15 May 1915, Vol. 62, No. 25]

Bodley, Ralph H. -- The death of Ralph H. Bodley occurred this morning at 12:30 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Malinda J. Bodley, at 30 Wilson Avenue after being confined to his bed since last Sunday.  Death was due to diabetes mellitus.  Mr. Bodley had been ailing for some time but was able to be around and had been employed at the Drake Hardware store until recently.  Ralph was born at Plymouth, July 13th., 1889, and was aged 26 years, 2 months and 9 days.  He was the son of James T. and Malinda J. Bodley.  His father preceded him to the spirit world 21 years ago July 3rd.  Mrs. Bodley and son Ralph moved to Shelby 15 years ago and since that time have made their home in this city.  Ralph secured his education in the Shelby schools and after graduating engaged in the hardware business.  For a number of years he was in the employ of the Shelby Hardware Co. where he had been employed all summer.  He was a member of Shelby Lodge Knights of Pythias, and had just started in Masonry, but owing to his sickness was unable to finish.  Ralph Bodley was a young man of sterling qualities and loved and esteemed by all who knew him.  The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock standard time from the family home and will be conducted by Rev. W.H. Eglin, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church.  The interment will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Plymouth.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  02 October 1915, Vol. 62, No. 45 as reprinted from the Shelby Globe]

Bodley, Sophia Helm -- Died, September 25th, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. John Beelman, of a complication of diseases, after an illness of one week, MRS. SOPHIA HELM BODLEY, aged 80 years and 6 days.    Mrs. Bodley was born in Ulster Co. New York, September 19th, 1792. On the 14th day of July, 1816, she was united in matrimony to Mr. A. D. W. Bodley, and in 1818 they emigrated from Ulster Co., N. Y. to Richland Co. O., and settled near Plymouth, and in this community they passed the remainder of their earthly pilgrimage.  In early life Mrs. Bodley united with the Presbyterian Church, with which she was connected as a worthy and consistent member up to the time of her death. She experienced with her husband all the vicissitudes and privations of the early settlers of Ohio. She fought the battle of life bravely and up to the last week of her life she was alert, hopeful and cheerful. And now life's work done, her children rise up and call her blessed. They delight to recall her goodness and especially her faithfulness to her family in times of privation, adversity and despondency. She was a true woman, fearing God, and loving her family, with a true wife's devotion, and a true mother's care. "The memory of the just is blessed."   A large concourse of friends followed her remains to the Presbyterian Church, where the religious exercise of the mournful occasion were conducted by the Rev. J.K. Kost, assisted by Rev's. Whiteman and Breckenridge, after which all that was left of her on earth was deposited in the cemetery in rear of the Church, by the side of her husband, whom she survived some twenty-six years, there to sleep the years away, until He who has conquered the grave shall quicken these vile bodies into an incorruptible and immortal life.  "These ashes too, this little dust, Our father's care shall keep, Till the last angel rise and break, The long and weary sleep.  Then love's soft dew o'er every eye, Shall shed its mildest rays, And the long silent dust shall burst, With songs of endless praise.  Submitted by Mary.  [Clipping from unknown newspaper pasted into family Bible belonging to Catherine Jane (Bodley) Kirtland]

Boebel, Henry J. -- 72Y; d. 10/14/1955 at home (Marion Ave., Mansfield);  b. 12/22/1882 at Mansfield;  Retired painting & decorating contractor;  Member, St. John's Evangelical & Reformed Church;  h/o Helen Muth;  Father of Leonard F., Harold F. and Herman E.;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery.  [see full obit. - Mansfield News Journal:  14 October 1955]

Boebel, Ruth -- Ruth Boebel, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Boebel, of 146 Sturges Avenue, died Sunday afternoon after a short illness and was buried this afternoon at 2 o'clock.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  15 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 21]

Boethelt, Marguerita (Stockhausen) -- Mrs. Boethelt, wife of Rev. Boethelt, pastor of the German Lutheran Church on West Third Street, died at 8:30 o'clock Friday night of consumption. Funeral services will be held at the church at 2 p.m. Monday.  Mrs. Marguerita Boethelt was 36 years of age and leaves her husband and three children: Alma, Helen and Rudolph, to mourn her loss. She was the daughter of Von Stockhausen of Germany and married Mr. Boethelt in Silesia, Germany, in 1879. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 18 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 49]

Boggs, Charles -- Lexington.  James Hamilton has received intelligence of the death of Charles Boggs, his son-in-law, at Nelson, Neb., Aug. 11.  The deceased was aged about 40 years and was born and reared here.  His wife and three children children survive him.  [Mansfield News: 20 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 145]

Boggs, Dora – Mrs. Dora Boggs, wife of Rolla Boggs of Shelby, died Friday night at the family home of consumption. The deceased had been ill with the disease for some time and had been gradually failing. She was about 34 years of age and is survived by a husband and one son. [Mansfield Daily Shield, 17 April 1905, p. 6]

Boggs, Elizabeth -- d. 8/7/1868 at Franklin Twp.;  31y;  b. Franklin Twp.;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Franklin Twp.  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Boggs, Hudson J. -- LEXINGTON.  Hudson J. Boggs, whose serious illness was announced in last week's paper, died at his home on Plymouth street, Sunday noon, aged about 70 years, after a short illness.  He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Earnest Dickerson, of Bloominggrove and four grandchildren.  He was a member of the K. of P. lodge, and for 22 years served as janitor of the Lexington school building.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 at the home, conducted by the Rev. Thomas J. Hudson, of the Lexington Congregational church.  Interment was in the Mansfield cemetery where services were conducted by the K. of P. lodge.  [Richland County Leader:  11 March 1921, Vol. 2, No. 13]

Boggs, Hudson J. -- Hudson J. Boggs, died Sunday noon at his home on Plymouth Street, Lexington, after a brief illness.  He is 68 years of age and is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Dickerson, of Bloominggrove, and four grandchildren.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge an for 22 years served as janitor of the school building at Lexington.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 <<remainder of text missing from photocopy>>  [Mansfield News:  01 March 1921, p. 4]

Boggs, J.A., Sr. -- Monday.  J.A. Boggs, Sr., an old resident of Lexington, who went to Nebraska some years ago, died at Nelson, in that state, on the 23d.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 April 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 46]

Bogner, George Sr. -- 68Y;  d. 3/7/1955 at Gen. Hosp.;  b. 1/5/1887 at Yugoslavia;  Came to Mansfield 50 years ago;  Cabinetmaker and floor sander;  h/o Theresia;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 3/8/1955]

Bohart, Jacob

Bohart, Jacob -- Mansfield, July 14.  Jacob Bohart, many years ago a resident of this city, and well remembered by older citizens, died suddenly at his home in San Jose, Cal., July 5.  He would have been 77 years old on the 21st. inst.  The remains were interred at San Jose.  [Mansfield Evening News:  14 July 1890, Vol. 6, No. 110]  *Another small death notice can be found in the 12 July 1890 edition of the Richland Shield & Banner.

Bohecker, O.W. -- Daily Shield, March 26.  Another sudden and awful death occurred on the P.F. railroad about two hundred yards north of the B. & O. crossing, near the water works station, shortly after 11 o'clock last night.  At the hour named the second section of west-bound P.F. freight train No. 71 was engaged in shifting cars.  Brakeman O.W. Bohecker had just withdrawn the coupling pin between two cars when he was observed by Brakeman E.N. Shank to lose his balance and fall between the cars.  Six cars passed over the man's body at the chest, almost cutting it in two, beside grinding the right arm to a pulp.  A stretcher was procured from the depot and the body extricated and taken to the union depot.  Coroner Maglott was summoned after which the remains were turned over to Undertaker Niman to be prepared for burial.  Bohecker was but 21 years of age and the fatal trip last night was his fifth over the road.  He is a single man and his home is at Alliance (OH), where he has a father, mother and sisters.  It is also stated that the deceased has a brother in this city, but this could not be verified.  Coroner Maglott will hold an inquest at four o'clock this afternoon, after which the remains will be taken to Alliance.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 April 1893]

Bohecker, O.W. -- Thursday.  Coroner Maglott this afternoon filed findings in the matter of the deaths of O.W. Bohecker at this place Saturday night, and Joseph Good at Lucas, Saturday.  "Accidental death" was the verdict in each case.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 April 1893]

Bohn, Mrs. -- DIED, Mrs. Bohn, of Plymouth, died at the Insane Asylum at Columbus, on Saturday night, Sept. 19, aged 35 years, 10 months and 18 days.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  01 October 1885, Vol. 35, No. 46]

Bohney, Levi -- Lucas.  Levi Bohney dropped dead at his work last Tuesday.  He had been plowing all the forenoon and after dinner he got the team out and was in the act of hitching up when he expired before any one reached him.  Mr. Bohney was a very hard working and industrious man.  He had many sterling traits which endeared him to family and neighbors.  He was aged 70 years and was buried at Shambaugh school house, Thursday, the Rev. R.H. Edmunds, of Mansfield, officiating.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  29 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 37]

Boland, ---- -- Three deaths occurred last Sabbath in the region round about and in Shelby.  Still the general health is good.  No prevailing sickness.  The persons were:  Mr. Boland, step-father of Mr. Sotsen;  Miss Mary A. Tucker, sister of Mr. Simeon Tucker, aged 59 years.  Mrs. Stump aged 77.  We have no dates as yet for obituary notices.   [Shelby Independent News:  23 October 1873, Vol. 5, No. 52]

Bolen, Edward Hartley -- Mansfield - Edward H. Bolen, 86, of 188 Chilton Ave., died Friday in Mansfield General Hospital after a short illness.  Mr. Bolen was born Oct. 3, 1906, in West Liberty, Logan County, and lived in the Mansfield area most of his life.  He was retired from the Ohio Brass Co. and was affiliated with the First Christian Church. He was a member of the Retmen's Club.  Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Nelson E. and Alice Bolen of Belmont, Mass.; a sister, Dorothy Haynes of Dayton; and four grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Zelma Marie Reed Bolen, and his parents John H. and Alda Mae Strayer Bolen.  Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Diamond Street home of Wappner Funeral Directors, where services will be held Monday at 10:30 a,m, by Rev. Richard Wilburn. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  __ December 1992]

Bolen, John H. -- John H. Bolen, 51 died suddenly Wednesday evening at his home, 153 Poplar street. He had been a Mansfield resident the past 16 years and was associated with the Lincoln Insurance Company. He was born at Bellefontaine, April 19, 1881.  Besides his wife, Mrs. Sadie Bolen, he is survived by two sons, Edward and Raymond Bolen, both of Mansfield, a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Stevens, of Lima, and his father, William Bolen, of Byhalia, Ohio. One grandson also survives. Mr. Bolen was a member of the First Christian Church.  The body was removed to the Wappner funeral home where private funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. with Rev. B. F. Hagelbarger officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  __ August 1932]

Bolen, Nellie Mae -- NELLIE MAE BOLEN - Nellie Mae Bolen, 92, of Township Road 1255, Ashland, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 17, 2000, in Mifflin Care Center, Mansfield after a three-month illness.  Mrs. Bolen was born Oct. 20, 1907, in Mansfield, the daughter of Charles A. and Ida M. (Nickles) Lindegger.  She was a resident of the Mifflin Township area since 1933 and a former member of St. Michael Lutheran Church, Muffin. She will be remembered as a beloved mother, grandmother, poet, artist, and free-spirit.  She is survived by two sans and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Marta Bolen of Hayesville and Gary R. and Inge Bolen of El Toro, Calif.; one daughter, Ruth Ann Woodard of Prairie Valley, Kan.: 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Bolen on Aug. 10, 1981; one daughter, Elizabeth Slick; and one sister, Ruth Evelyn Hauenstein.  Private grave side services will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, in Zehner Cemetery, Muffin, with Rev. Robert Hall officiating. The Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home of Loudonville is in charge of funeral arrangements.  Submitted by Gary.  [Ashland Times-Gazette, dtg October 19, 2000]

Bolen, Sadie -- Mrs. Sadie Bolen, 76, of 245 Poplar street, widow of John Bolen, died Friday night at General hospital following an extended illness.  Born Jan. 4, 1872, in Morrow county, Mrs. Bolen spent most of her life in this community. She was a member of the First Christian church.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Angelin Cates of Bellville; one brother, Alden Burns of Lincoln, Neb., and two step-sons, Edward Bolen of Mansfield and Raymond Bolen of Ashland; a step-daughter, Mrs. Clarence Stevens of Lafayette, and several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Wappner funeral home where services will be held Monday at 3 p.m., with burial in the Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  24 September 1948]

Bolen, Zelma M. --
Mansfield - Zelma M. Bolen of 188 Chilton Ave., wife of Edward H. Bolen, died Saturday evening in the Woodlawn Nursing Home following an extended illness.  She was born Jan. 30, 1911 in Richland County and lived in Mansfield since 1934. Mrs. Bolen was a member of the First Christian Church.  Surviving besides her husband are one son, Nelson of Belmont, Mass.; five grandchildren; three brothers, Calvin and Willard Reed, both of Mansfield, and Milton Reed of Butler, and three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Reed Lantz of Mansfield, Mrs. Madalyn Reed Linder of Laurel Hills, Fla., and Mrs. Edith Reed Beal of Tucson, Ariz.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by Dr. William C. Newman, her pastor. Burial will be in the Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 
Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  07 July 1980]

Bolenbaugh, Floyd -- Former Mansfield resident Floyd Bolenbaugh died Sunday after a long illness in Tucson, Ariz.  He lived most his life in Mansfield, moving to Tucson about 15 years ago.  He was a former employee of Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co.   Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clint [Phyllis] Majors of Tucson, and two grandchildren.  Services were held today in Tucson. Brinds Downtown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Submitted by Nancy.  [unknown newspaper:  unknown date]

Bolenbaugh, LaDonna G. -- Former resident LaDonna G. Bolenbaugh, 71, of Tucson, Ariz., died Monday afternoon at St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson after a long illness.  Mrs. Bolenbaugh was born Dec. 21, 1920 in Mansfield to Martin F. and Ruth D. Burns Spree, both now deceased, and moved to Arizona in 1966.  She was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and the Mansfield Beauty College.  She was married June 23, 1941, to Floyd Bolenbaugh, who preceded her in death May 20, 1979.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phllis and Clinton Majors of Tucson; two grand-daughters, Barbara and Karen Majors, both of Tucson; a sister, Norma Allwine of Galion; and a brother, Richard Spree of Lexington.  Graveside services were to be held today at the Southlawn Cemetery in Tucson.  Calling hours were held Wednesday at the Brings Downtown Funeral Home, also in Tucson.  Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Tucson Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, 738 N. Fifth Ave., Tucson, Ariz., 85705.  Submitted by  Linda and Shirley--typed by Dina.  [source paper unknown]

Boles, ----  -- Lucas.  The widow Boles, aged 83 years, was buried on the 16th. inst.  Interment at Windsor  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 36]

Boles, Charles -- Monday -- Charles Boles, brother of Dr. Boles of this city, died at the home of his son near Shreve this morning, at 7 o'clock. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 29 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 42]

Boles, Joseph -- Joseph Boles died at 9 o'clock Wednesday evening.  The deceased who was well known throughout Mansfield and Richland county was aged 80 years, 2 months and 1 day.  He leaves a son, John Boles, and also two daughters.  Funeral services will be held from the residence of the son John Boles, No. 215 Grant street, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Uhl officiating.  Burial private.  Submitted by Steve B.   [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) Thursday, November 18, 1909 p4, col2]

Boles, Kate

Boles, Maria -- Miss Maria Boles, who has been a resident of Mansfield for some years, died this morning at 6 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Catherine Heldman, on West Fourth Street.  Miss Boles was born in 1834 and was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Boles, who lived on a farm a few miles east of the city.  She has a brother at Bellefontaine and the funeral arrangements will be made after he arrives here.  [Mansfield News:  01 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 48]

Boles, Marie -- The funeral services of Miss Marie Boles, whose death mention was made in the News Wednesday, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Mansfield News:  02 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 49]

Boles, R.S. -- Dr. R.S. Boles, a well known Mansfield physician, and city health officer, died this morning at his home, 43 West Fourth Street.  The doctor had been suffering considerably of late with neuralgia and this is thought to have caused his death.  The end came quite suddenly, as on Sunday he was out attending to his professional duties.  Monday he became ill and grew steadily worse, despite the efforts of his brother physicians, Drs. Mitchell and Burns, who were called to minister to him.  At 6 o'clock this morning the end came.  Dr. Boles was 62 years old.  He was born in Holmes County, studied medicine in Cleveland and has been practicing for the past 35 years.  He practiced his profession for some years in Lucas and other towns, coming to Mansfield ten years ago.  He was married three times, his third wife, who survives him having been Miss Lottie Coburn, of Shiloh.  --  [Butler Times:  07 October 1905, Vol. 13, No. 7]

Boles, R.S. -- Dr. R.S. Boles, a well known Mansfield physician, and city health officer, died this morning at 6 o'clock at the home, 43 West Fourth Street.  The doctor had been suffering considerably of late with neuralgia and this is thought to have caused his death.  The end came quite suddenly, as on Sunday he was out attending to his professional duties.  Monday he became ill and grew steadily worse, despite the efforts of his brother physicians, Drs. Mitchell and Burns, who were called to minister to him.  At 6 o'clock this morning the end came.  Dr. Boles was 62 years old.  He was born in Holmes County, studied medicine in Cleveland, and he has been practicing for the past 35 years.  He practiced his profession for some years in Lucas and other towns, coming to Mansfield ten years ago.  He was married three times, his third wife, who survives him, having been Miss Lottie Coburn, of Shiloh.  The deceased is survived by his wife and three children, Helen and Rex, by his surviving wife, and one daughter, Mrs. R.D. Martin, by a former wife.  That the professional services of Dr. Boles were appreciated is evidenced by the fact that a year ago he was elected health officer by the Mansfield board of public service.  The duties of this office, often times onerous and unpleasant, he performed to the satisfaction of all concerned, as the present sanitary condition of the city will testify.  He was a doctor of the old school, reminding one of the Dromtochty healer, rugged, kindly, skillful, a practitioner to whom duty was the one thing paramount.  Dr. Boles was a consistent and respected member of the First Congregational Church and a prominent Mason  In politics he was a Democrat of the strictest orthodoxy, always taking an interest in the welfare of the party and never sulking during a campaign.  As a faithful worker in the ranks he was always on duty -- and never wanted a furlong.  << the remainder of this obituary is missing from the paper >> --  [Butler Enterprise:  06 October 1905, Vol. 17, No. 35]

Boles, Dr. R.S. -- Mansfield, O., Oct. 4 -- Dr. R.S. Boles, health officer, well-known physician and prominent Free Mason, died here Tuesday morning, aged 62.  He leaves a wife and three children.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  06 October 1905, Vol. 17, No. 35]

Bolesky, William F. -- 74Y;  d. 8/8/1954 at home, Detroit, MI;  former Mansfield resident  [Mansfield News Journal:  11 August 1954]

Bolinger, Lee -- Last Friday, Mike Bolinger, of near Bellville, sent his little boy, Lee, home from town in charge of a team hitched to a large log wagon.  Going down a hill the boy, who was only 8 years of age, went to lock and fell off under the ponderous wagon which passed over and killed him so near dead that he died the next day.  The funeral took place on Sunday.  -- [Worthington Enterprise: 16 October 1890, Vol. II, No. 46]

Bollier, Mrs. Henry -- Shelby.  Mrs. Henry Bollier aged 26, died Sunday of inflammation of the bowels.  The remains were taken to Tiffin for burial.  [Semi-Weekly News:  18 May 1897, Vol. 13, No. 40]

Bollinger, Fred -- 82Y;  d. 3/19/1954 at People's Hosp., Mansfield;  life-long Bellville resident;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ 3/19/1954]

Bollman, ---- -- Tuesday.  A sad accident happened at the home of Jacob Bollman, in Franklin Township, yesterday morning.  Mrs. Bollman was preparing dinner and while busily engaged in one part of the kitchen, her little 18-months-old girl baby took a piece of cabbage from the table and put it in her mouth.  The mother heard the baby coughing and on looking around saw that the little one was choking.  Mrs. Bollman took the baby in her arms and did everything in her power to relieve the little one, but it expired in five minutes.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 45]

Bollman, Catherine -- Mrs. Catherine Bollman, aged about 80, died at her home in Franklin Township at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  The deceased came to Richland County from Lebanon County, Pa., in 1849.  A short illness with la grippe, combined with the diseases peculiar to old age, hastened her demise.  The children of the deceased are J.S. Bollman, formerly Richland County's Recorder, now of Chicago;  Samuel Bollman, of this city;  Mrs. Lucetta Saltzgaber, of this city;  Jacob Bollman, who resides near Shelby;  Mrs. Amanda Bingham who lives in William County, and the Misses Fannie and Addie Bollman, who reside at the home in Franklin Township.  The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed and will be announced later.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 42]

Bollman, Curtis -- Curtis, son of ex-Recorder Jerry S. Bollman, of Mansfield, died recently with typhoid fever.  --  [Bellville Star:  27 November 1884, Vol. 8, No. 9]

Bollman, Curtis J. -- Curtis J. Bollman died November 15th., 1884, at 11 a.m., aged 22 years, 10 months and 9 days. The funeral took place from the residence of his father, J.S. Bollman, No. 141 W. Fourth Street on Tuesday, November 18th., 1884, at 2 o'clock p.m. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 20 November 1884, Vol. 35, No. 1]

Bollman, Curtis J. -- Curtis Jeremiah Bollman. Born January 6th., 1862. Knighted August 21, 1884, P.P. XXI. Died Nov. 15th., 1884. -- [Mansfield Herald: 27 November 1884, Vol. 35, No. 2]

Bombaugh, George H. -- DIED -- On Wednesday, March 29, 1871, Mr. GEO. H. BOMBAUGH, aged 33 years, 8 months and 23 days.  Mr. Bombaugh had for some years been engaged in the Hardware trade for a firm in New York, and recently became the partner of F.S. Robertson in the same business.  He was of quiet disposition, a genial companion, and highly respected by all who knew him.  He head been to New York, came home sick several weeks ago, and died before the public knew of his serious illness.  His disease was of a pulmonary nature.  [Shelby Independent News:  06 April 1871, Vol. 3, No. 23]

Bombaugh, Mrs. C. -- DIED -- At Kenton, Ohio, at the residence of her son, Mr. J.T. Bombaugh, of bilious pneumonia contracted while at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis, at Butler, Indiana, Mrs. C. BOMBAUGH, in the 66th. year of her age.   Her remains were brought to Shelby, and her funeral took place on Saturday, from the residence of Mrs. G.H. Bombaugh.  Services were held in the Lutheran Church, of which she was a long and consistent member, by Rev. J.F. Shearer, after which her remains were taken to Oakland Cemetery.  Thus within five weeks, has death taken the eldest son and mother of this bereaved family.  They have the sympathies of their friends, of whom they have many here, where they have so long resided.  [Shelby Independent News:  11 May 1871, Vol. 3, No. 28]

Bonar, Matthew L. -- Bellville.  Mathew L. Bonar died at his home in the village at 2 a.m. on Thursday, August 11sth., aged 56 years.  The funeral took place on Saturday at 2 p.m.  Services conducted by Rev. Whitworth.  Mr. Bonar was an active member of the M.E. church, serving in an official capacity in the church and Sunday school, was a member of the G.A.R. and N.U. and a member of the village council.  He leaves a wife and four young daughters.  Mr. Bonar was an upright man and a useful member of society who will be greatly missed.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 August 1892]

Bonar, Matthew L. -- Bellville.  Matthew L. Bonar is lying at the point of death at his home in this village.  His disease is cancer of the liver.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 August 1892]

Bonar, Milton L. -- *see Neighborhood News, Bellville Weekly, 27 October 1876

Bond, Faye Wolfe -- Mrs. Bond Succumbs - At Her Home -- Rites Scheduled For Tomorrow -- Mrs. Faye Wolfe Bond, 68, wife of Allen Bond and a life-long resident of Mansfield, died at her home, 125 Parkwood Blvd., early today following an extended illness. Mrs. Bond was the wife of the manager of the statistical department of the Ohio Brass Co. and a Mansfield civic leader. She was born in Mansfield, Sept. 19, 1883, the daughter of the late Judge Norman M. Wolfe, and Jane Leiter Wolfe. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, a charter member of the Wednesday Study club, Johnny Appleseed Garden club, and Jared Mansfield chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving, besides, her husband, are her mother, Mrs. Norman Wolfe, who is 96 years of age; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Wirsch, Mrs. Barnabas Burns, III, and Miss Nancy Bond; one brother, Norman L. Wolfe, Richland county auditor; a sister, Mrs. Frank P. Lahm, and three grandchildren, all of Mansfield. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at the J. H. Finefrock and Sons funeral home, by Dr. David N. Roller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. The family requests that flowers, be omitted and that those who care to, contribute instead to the Mansfield chapter of the American Cancer Society or the First Presbyterian church. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [Mansfield News Journal: Friday, September 5, 1952]

Boney, Mrs. M.A. -- Thursday.  Mrs. M.A. Boney, aged about 25 years, of Johns' Addition, died at 6:30 this morning of consumption.  The funeral services will be held at her late residence on Buckingham Street, Saturday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, after which the remains will be interred in the Windsor Cemetery, Rev. H.L. Wiles officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 October 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 20]

Bonin, Elizabeth -- 72Y;  d. 4/25/1955 at home, Mansfield;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 4/26/1955]

Bonin, George -- bur. 9/5/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  1y, 11m, 15d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Bonham, William

Bonnell, Ernest B. -- Ernest B. Bonnell, 53, of near Newville, World War veteran died Tuesday afternoon in the U.S. Veterans' hospital at Dayton after a long illness.  During the world war Mr. Bonnell served with the 65th. regiment.  He is survived by his wife, Laura, and the following sons and daughters;  Charles, Lloyd, Raymond, Belle, Virginia, Mary Elizabeth, Katherine, Helen, Dorothy, Shirley and Barbara.  His parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Bonnell, of Weston, W. Va., also survive.  Funeral services will be held this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the George funeral home at Butler with Rev. G.M. Schrack of Perrysville officiating.  Burial will be made in Greenlawn Cemetery at Perrysville.  [Loudonville (OH) Times:  21 June 1940]

Bonnett, Harry -- Tuesday.  Harry Bonnett, aged 21 years, of the drug firm of Covert & Bonnett, of Perrysville, died yesterday, of consumption.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 February 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 38]

Bonnett, Tilson -- DIED -- At Shelby, Jan. 28th., Tilson Bonnett, aged 58 years, 3 months and 13 days. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 14 February 1884, Vol. 34, No. 13]


Bontkowski, Francis
-  Francis Bontkowski, 45, of 360 Voegele Ave., was found dead at his home Saturday afternoon.  Born in Mansfield, Dec. 19, 1929, he was a former truck driver and was a member of the St. Peter's Catholic Church.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Stella Bontkowski; two brothers, Joseph and John, both of Mansfield, and two sisters, Miss Mary Bontkowski of Lakewood and Mrs. Anne C. Serb of Prot Clinton.  Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Geiger-Herlily Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was offered at the St. Peter's Catholic Church at 1 p.m. today. Burial was in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Georgia. [Mansfield News Journal - March 1, 1975]

Book, Francis -- d. 7/4/1870 at Sharon Twp., apoplexy;  68y, 2m, 26d;  b. at Germany;  res. Sharon Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bookman, Harry -- Harry Bookman, a son of Louis Bookman, died at his home, corner of Third and Foster streets this morning at 1 o'clock after having been ill with dropsy since last March.  He was 20 years of age.  Funeral services Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at his late home.  The remains will be taken to Loudonville at 10:35 Saturday morning for interment.  [Mansfield News: 30 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 154]

Bookwalter, Lizzie -- After a lingering illness Mrs. Lizzie Bookwalter, wife of Arthur Bookwalter, died Wednesday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Pohl, at Easton, Pa.  Mr. & Mrs. Bookwalter were for a long time residents of Galion, going to Easton recently on account of Mrs. Bookwalter's continued ill health.  [Mansfield News:  21 October 1904]

Boon, Betsy -- Mrs. Betsy Boon, widow of Jacob Boon, died Saturday at 3 p.m. from the effects of a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Boon leaves two sons, Solomon and Robert and two daughters, Mrs. Allen Grosvenor, and Mrs. James Wells, all near Davis. One sister, Miss Jane McCurdy, also survives. The Rev. Mr. Keifter, of Perrysville, conducted the funeral services Monday at 10 a.m. Interment at St. John’s cemetery. Submitted by Faye and Jean [The Mansfield News: Monday, September 4, 1904]

Booth, Edwin -- Crestline's Mayor, Edwin Booth, died in Colorado last week.  His remains were brought to his home and interred last Sabbath.  The funeral was the largest ever witnessed in that place.  Mr. Booth's death was deeply mourned, as he had become connected with everything tending to the welfare of the town.  [Ohio Liberal:  30 July 1879]

Booth, Fanny F. – Mrs. Fanny F. Booth, 82, formerly of 106 South Glenn Avenue, the widow of Alfred A. Booth, died early Saturday afternoon at the Crestline Hospital, following a three-day illness.  Mrs. Booth was born November 4, 1883 and lived her entire life in this vicinity. She was a member of the Calvary Bible Church.  Surviving are one son, Russell Terman of 3360 Millsboro Road, with whom she has made her home recently, one grandson, Roger Carl Terman of Lexington-Ontario Road, one grand-daughter, Mrs. Robert Portner of Clearwater, Florida, four great grandchildren, three step-grandsons, Richard and Ronald McBride of Mansfield and Robert McBride of Nevada, one brother, George Griebling of Mansfield, two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Bricker of Beaver Falls, PA and Mrs. Nellie Crall of Mansfield.  The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home, where services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Harold W. Brouwer.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting Monday afternoon.  Submitted by Melissa.  [Mansfield News Journal:  08 May 1966]

Booth, Henry A. -- Henry A. Booth, a pioneer resident of Mansfield died at the home of his son, A. A. Booth, 428 Springmill Street, at 12 p.m. Monday night after a lingering illness.  Mr. Booth was born in this city May 12, 1856 and spent most of his life here. For many years he was a member of the first Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Marlow, two daughters Miss Myrtle Booth and Mrs. Falsom Teeters and one son, A. A. Booth of this city.  Funeral services will be held from the family home at 18 Parkway Drive Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. A. M. Hughes will conduct the services. The arrangements are in charge of the Finefrock Mortuary. Burial will be made in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Submitted by Melissa.  [Mansfield News:  22 October 1929]

Booth, Melissa J. (Marlow) -- Mrs. Melissa J. Booth, 76, widow of H. A. Booth, died at the family home, 18 Parkway Avenue, Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock following a long illness.  Mrs. Booth, the daughter of Thomas and Charlotte (Hartley) Marlow, was born in Springfield Township, where her parents were pioneer residents. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a member of Pocahontas Lodge and a Companion Forester.  Surviving are: a son, A. A. Booth of Madison Township, two daughters, Miss Myrtle C. Booth and Mrs. Falsom M. Teeters of this city, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Mowery of Mansfield and a brother, Alonzo Marlow of Marion.  Funeral services will be held at the family home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. Marcus Grether officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery in charge of Finefrock Funeral Directors.  Submitted by Melissa.  [Mansfield News Journal:  20 October 1933]

Booth, Myrtle C. -- Miss. Myrtle C. Booth, 92, retired secretary to the president of Lumbermen’s Mutual Insurance Co., died at her home, 561 Marion Avenue, Sunday afternoon following an extended illness.  Miss Booth was born in Russell, Kansas, September 22, 1881, and had been a resident of Mansfield since coming here as a young girl. She retired in 1945 as secretary to Lumbermen’s President E. S. Nail. She was active in the First United Presbyterian Church, Westbrook Country Club, YWCA, where she had served on the board and in Federation of Music Clubs and the Civic Music Club.  Surviving are a number of cousins.  Funeral services will be conducted at Finefrock’s Tuesday at 11 a.m. by Dr. J. Calvin Winder, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.  Submitted by Melissa.  [Mansfield News Journal:  05 August 1974]

Booth, Orrin H. -- A WORTHY CITIZEN GONE – Death of Orin H. Booth.  It is our sad duty to chronicle this week the death of another of Mansfield’s leading citizens, for on Sunday morning at 8 o’clock, Orin H. Booth, after an illness of a number of months, passed away.  The deceased was born at Gates, New York, February 17th., 1831, and was therefore nearly fifty-three years of age.  For more than a quarter of a century he was a resident of this city and during that time he was ever prominently identified with its interests.  For the period of twenty-four years and to the time of his death he filled the position of Superintendent of Telegraph for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, an office which he administered with great executive ability, to the honor of himself and the entire satisfaction of the company.  Among his fellow citizens Mr. Booth was quiet and reserved.  The soul of honor and integrity, he held the good esteem and confidence of all.  Never demonstrative in his professions of friendship, he was at the same time of a whole-souled and generous nature as many whom he befriended can testify.  The funeral of the deceased took place from his late residence, corner of Mulberry and Third, this afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The Autopsy – Some differences of opinion existing among the medical profession as to the nature of the ailment of the deceased, a post mortem examination was held, conducted by Drs. Keyes, Anderson, Mitchell, Bushnell, Patterson and Craig.  The autopsy revealed that there was no disease of lungs, liver, spleen, pancreas or bowels.  The heart was healthy, but in one kidney there were to hydatid tumors.  In the right lateral ventricle of the brain there was one hydatid tumor, and in the lest lateral ventricle were found three hydatid tumors known as cysticercus.  The coats of the larger arties of the brain were affected with athermanous degeneration, and death resulted from the exhaustion consequent to the diseased condition of the brain.   [Ohio Liberal:  02 January 1884]

Booth, Robert -- Mr. Robt. Booth died on Sunday, November 8th., at 2 p.m., aged 65 years, 1 month and 8 days.  The funeral took place on Tuesday, at 10 a.m., from the residence of Mr. Jno. Whiting, No. 6 Spring Mill Street.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  12 November 1885, Vol. 35, No. 52]

Boorman, Malinda (Wright)

Boorman, Thomas

Borden, Della -- Bellville.  Mrs. Della Borden died on the 24th. at the age of 35 years.  The funeral took place on Monday from the Pisel school house conducted by Rev. Austin Philpott.  --  [Bellville Star:  28 February 1889, Vol. 12, No. 22]

Borden, Mrs. Benjamin -- Wednesday.  Mrs. Benjsamin Borden, of Ontario, aged 35 years, died yesterday and was buried at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 September 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 18]

Bordner, ---- -- Sandusky Twp.  Old Mother Bordner died Friday morning at her home near Riblets' Siding and was buried Saturday in the Crook's Cemetery.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 20 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 43]

Borer, Mrs. Peter

Borneman, Mrs. Frederick -- Crestline.  Mrs. Frederick Borneman, aged 90, died Sunday at the home of her daughter.  [Mansfield News:  06 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 133]

Bortsheller, William (external link)

Bortz, ----

Bortz, Elizabeth -- d. 10/30/1867 at Mansfield;  29y, 6m;  b. Wooster;  white;  cause:  typhoid fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Borts, John -- *see also:  John Boartz

Boscia, Nicola -- Wednesday. About a week ago an Italian laborer named Nicola Boscia was killed at Lucas and his three companions, Charles Crolee, Leo Cropnell and John Tomberleen, took $103.50 from the fellow’s pockets before he was dead. Afterward a Lucas resident compelled them to give him $25.50 to pay the funeral expenses. Coroner Maglott had a warrant issued in Justice Webber’s court for their arrest on the charge of theft. Marshal Vermillion, of Lucas, placed the three Italians under arrest this morning and brought them into the Justice’s court this afternoon, where they turned over the money and were released. [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 September 1892]

Bose, J. Lester -- 56Y;  d. 12/31/1954 at Madison Hosp.;  b. 10/18/1898 at Bellefontaine, OH;  h/o Henrietta;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 1/1/1955]

Bosh, Harrison E. -- 81Y;  d. 8/13/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 1/8/1873 at Delaware Co., OH;  Mansfield resident since 1942;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  14 August 1954]

Bosh, Margaret

Boshler, Christian -- d. 10/20/1867 at Springfield Twp.;  36y, 3m;  single;  farmer;  b. Stark Co., Pa.;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bosler, John -- John Bosler died very suddenly this morning at his home, 40 High Street, aged 59 years.  He had not been in good health for some time past and since last Thursday had not been working at the Ohio Brass Co.'s building which is being remodeled.  He complained of pains in his head and heart.  He was restless at night and got up early this morning and after dressing went down stairs.  He became worse after awhile and laid down on the lounge.  When the rest of the family came down stairs, he was very ill and Dr. Stevens was called, but in a short time Mr. Bosler passed away.  He leaves a wife and four sons, Peter, Ed, Leonard and George Bosler, and two daughters, Mrs. George Schroer and Miss Linnie Bosler.  He was formerly in the employ of the A.-T. company for a number of years.  Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  12 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 29]

Bossler, Blanche -- Thursday -- Blanche Bossler, aged about 14 years, died this morning at the home of her parents near the Reformatory. The issue dated 28 March 1896 (Vol. LXXVIII, No. 46), contained the following additional information: OAKLAND, Mar. 23 -- This vicinity was somewhat saddened to hear of the death of Miss Blanche Bossler, who died Mar. 12 and was buried at the Mansfield Cemetery Mar. 14. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Kemble of Mansfield. She leaves a mother, father, three brothers and two sisters to mourn her death. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 14 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 44]

Bossler, David -- Died, on the 11th. day of January, 1865, of Lung Fever, at the residence of his father, T. Bossler, David Bossler, in his 22nd. year.  <<poetry omitted>>  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 February 1865, Vol. XXIV, No. 36]

Bossler, Homer A. -- 83Y;  d. 5/5/1956 at Hillcrest Nursing Home;  b. 5/27/1872 north of Mansfield (on farm)  [MNJ 5/7/1956]

Bossler, Thomas -- Mr. Thomas Bossler, one of the oldest citizens in Mansfield, died Thursday morning, aged 83 years, 9 months and 22 days.  The funeral took place Saturday morning last at ten o'clock from the residence of his son, Mr. Henry Bossler, No. 30 East Third Street.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  29 October 1885, Vol. 35, No. 50]

Bostwick, Mary L. -- Lexington. Mrs. Mary Bostwick, 53, of 1 Lakewood Dr. , died Wednesday evening in University Hospital in Columbus. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Lexington Avenue Home of ____Funeral Directors. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie. [Mansfield News Journal: 11 December 1980]  Note: Obituary incomplete.

Bosworth, Mary -- Bloominggrove.  Mrs. Mary Bosworth died Saturday at her home two miles northeast of the village, aged 81 years and six months.  Funeral Monday, services conducted by the Rev. Gray, of Ontario.  [Semi-Weekly News:  10 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 99]

Bosworth, Mrs. -- Mrs. Bosworth died at Kansas City, Jan. 26, from acute bronchitis, in her 94th. year.  She was born in Cornwall, England, Nov. 12, 1804, and came to this country in 1816 with her parents, her father having been engaged by the government to take charge of the dead letter department at Washington, a position which he held during his life.  Her early life was passed in Washington, D.C., marrying Josiah Bosworth when 17 years old.  Her husband was an iron contractor and furnished all the ornamental iron work on the exterior of the Capitol building.  Later they lived in Vincennes, Ind. and Terre Haute, Ind., where her husband was in the merchandise business during the rest of his life.  About 1865 she came to Mansfield and made her home with her son-in-law, the late Calvin C. Townley, and where she had many friends.  For the past nine years she has lived with her granddaughter, Mrs. Howard H. Kimball, in Kansas City, Mo.  In her early life her Washington home was among the well-known houses in Washington, and there she entertained a great many distinguished people.  Up to the time of her death she retained all her faculties and much of her strength.  She was a great reader of the papers, going through two daily papers every day, and always watched eagerly for the Mansfield papers, which she read with great interest.  Interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jan. 19.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  01 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 9]

Boterf, ---- -- The home of Mrs. Ralph Boterf, seven miles east of Galion, was destroyed by fire last Friday evening and her youngest of six children was burned to death.  The others with the grandmother, Mrs. Sarah G. Rush, escaped in their night clothing.  The mother of the children, three boys and three girls who range in ages from four to nine, had gone to Steam Corners, leaving the children in the care of their grandmother who was very deaf.  They had all retired and about 9 o'clock a nine-year-old son, Arthur, noticed the fire, which he stated had started on the outside of the house.  He secured a bucket of water and made a frantic effort to put out the flames, but they were beyond his control.  It was a log house and totally destroyed.  it is not known how the fire originated, but there were some logs and grass burning about forty rods from the house.  [Richland County Leader:  10 May 1923, Vol. 2, No. 18]

Botkin, Flora E. (Day) -- Wednesday.  Mrs. Flora E. Botkin, aged 33 years, died at her home in Columbus yesterday forenoon.  The deceased, who was a daughter of H.C. Day, of this city, leaves a husband.  The funeral will be held from the residence of George Moorhouse, 332 Park Avenue West, tomorrow afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 December 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 33]

Bottger, Charles -- bur. 7/16/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  87y, 10m, 15d;  res. Madison Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Bottling, Caroline Rosa -- Caroline Rosa Bottling, little daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gottfried Bottling, of 256 East Fourth Street, died very suddenly Friday evening at 8 o'clock at her home.  On Memorial Day she was as well as usual and in the afternoon was at the cemetery with her parents.  That night she was taken ill with spinal meningitis and her death followed.  She was aged 4 years and 2 months.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. J.G. Ensslin, of Sandusky, of the German Evangelical church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Mansfield News: 01 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 78]

Bottomfield, Elizabeth -- DIED -- Near Plymouth, Jan. 17, at the residence of Wm. Fenner, Mrs. Elizabeth Bottomfield, aged 66 years, 11 months and 10 days. -- THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 24 January 1884, Vol. 34, No. 10]

Bottomly, Clyde -- Died -- In Mansfield, Clyde, little son of Henry and Mary Bottomly, aged one year and five months.  --  [Bellville Star:  04 November 1886, Vol. 10, No. 6]

Bottomley, Mary Elizabeth -- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bottomley was born Feb. 6, 1831, at Boston Leeds, Yorkshire, England, and died Jan. 1, 1906.  She was the wife of Thomas Bottomley, who preceded her 9 years ago.  Of this union were born three sons and one daughter, Joseph, William, Henry and Mrs. Anna Sickinger, all of whom reside in Mansfield.  Two sons and one daughter also fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive her.  Mrs. Bottomley and husband came to America in 1868, and resided in Stark and Wayne counties until 1873, after which they moved to Richland County, and have since resided at her late home 2½ miles east of Bellville.  Death was caused by paralysis.  Funeral services were held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Four Corners church, where interment was also made.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  12 January 1906, Vol. 13, No. 50]]

Bottomly, Joseph -- Joseph Bottomly, who is employed by the Barnes Manufacturing Co. at its works near the water works pumping station, was called to his home at Bellville Monday morning by the news that his son had met death by his own hand. The boy's name is Elza Bottomly and he is about 16 years of age. Elza Bottomly and a brother were playing checkers Sunday afternoon, and a dispute arose regarding the game. Young Bottomly left the house soon after and did not return. His absence created no alarm as it was thought he had gone to the house of a neighbor to spend the night. Monday morning his body was found hanging by the neck to a three-quarter inch rope attached to a beam in the mow of the barn. Life was, of course, extinct, and had been for some time. Coroner Baughman and the father, Joseph Bottomly, were at once notified by telephone and left for Bellville. No cause is known for the rash act, and the affair will no doubt always be shrouded in mystery. Joseph Bottomly formerly resided in this city. Later in the same paper, additional information about this death was given as follows: Coroner Baughman held an inquest Monday morning to inquire into the causes which led to the suicide of Elza Bottomly. The coroner examined Joseph and Margaret Bottomly, the father and mother, Leroy Bottomly, the brother, and Wade Stewart, the boy with whom the deceased had been playing a game. All that was brought out by the testimony was that a dispute arose over a game of checkers, after which Elza left the house in anger. Nothing more was seen of the lad and Monday morning his lifeless body was found hanging from a beam in the mow of the barn. The coroner found that the boy had come to his death by suicide, but the cause which lead to the act the coroner was unable to ascertain. The coroner gives it as his opinion that the boy did not intend suicide, but merely intended to scare the boys, whom he expected would soon come to the barn as it was about time to feed the stock. The rope was so arranged that, when he stepped off of the hay, by catching hold of the other end of the rope, he could draw himself up, and prevent the rope around his neck from becoming taught. It is thought that when he stepped from the hay he went down farther than he anticipated and the knot in the rope tightened so quickly that he was unable to save himself. The act was done, it is thought, shortly after leaving the house, as ice had formed in the mouth and the body was cold and stiff when it was cut down at 8 o'clock Monday morning. The boy was 14 years and nine months old. Bottomly is probably the youngest victim that ever died by his own hand in this county. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 45]

Bottomly, William  -- DIED, At 12 m., Dec. 12, at the residence of his father Thomas Bottomly, two miles east of Bellville, William Bottomly, aged about 30 years.  Disease, consumption.  Funeral at 10 a.m., Dec. 14, from the residence.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  15 December 1887, Vol. 4, No. 5]

Bottomy, ---- -- The three weeks old child of Mr. & Mrs. J. Bottomy died Saturday evening and was buried at 5 o'clock Sunday evening.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  24 July 1906]

Boughton, Anna M. -- Mrs. Anna M. Boughton, relict of Andrew Boughton, died Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m. at her home, 41 West fourth Street.  She was  born in Springfield Township and was about 69 years of age.  Her maiden name was Anna Adrain and she was a sister of William Adrain, Charles B. Adrain and John Adrain, of this city, also of Dr. Garnet Adrain, of Belmore, Putnam County.  She survived her husband 23 years.  Funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday conducted by the Rev. Dr. D.J. Meese.  Funeral private.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  22 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 96]

Boughton, George W. -- bur. 8/29/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  21y   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Boure, William H. -- Bellville.  William Boore [sic.], formerly of this place died at his home in Upper Sandusky last Monday.  His remains were brought to this place on the noon train to-day (Wednesday) for interment.  The funeral services were conducted by the I.O.O.F.  --  [Bellville Star:  15 July 1886, Vol. 9, No. 42]  

Boure, William H. -- Last week we stated that Mr. Wm. H. Boure was sinking, and that it seemed that he could not last much longer, but we did not expect the end so soon.  Saturday afternoon he became unconscious and it was then thought that he was dying, but he rallied and Sunday morning he recognized and talked to his devoted wife and those about him.  But he soon relapsed and at few minutes before eight o'clock in the evening, he passed away as one tired and going asleep.  Thus ended a life of usefulness and after long and great suffering.  Wm. H. Boure was born in Bedford Co., Pa., October 1st., 1825.  He came to Ohio some thirty years ago, residing at Bellville, Mansfield, Crestline, Bucyrus, and for the last nine years, with the exception of a short time West, in Upper Sandusky.  It will be well remembered by many of our people when he and his estimable wife came here, as they took charge of the Central House, which under their management became popular and a credit to the city.  Deceased and two of his sons responded to the calls of Abraham Lincoln and served in the Union Army, deceased serving till the end of the war.  In that service he lost his health, which he never regained.  He leaves a devoted wife, four sons, J.F. of Topeka, Kas.;  F.M., and A.J., of Denver, Col.;  J.A. of Sidney, Neb.;  and one daughter, Mrs. A.M. Mozier, of Mattoon, Ill., and many friends to mourn their loss.  Mr. B. was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church, of the Masonic, Odd Fellow and Knights of Honor Societies, and also of the Grand Army of the Republic.  He was a courteous, kind-hearted gentleman, highly respected and moved in the very best of our society.  Services were held at his late residence Tuesday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. D.G. Corson and his remains were taken by rail, yesterday morning, to Bellville, O., and interred in the Cemetery at that place.  Capt. J.F. Riesser, Master of the Masonic Lodge, J.M. Clifton, Noble Grand, of the Odd Fellow's Lodge, and Capt. D.E. Hale, of the Grand Army of the Republic, accompanied the remains with the family and friends.  --  [Bellville Star:  29 July 1886, Vol. 9, No. 44 as reprinted from the Republican (Upper Sandusky, Ohio)]

Boutty, Mrs. M.

Bowden, Catherine -- Mrs. Catherine Bowden, widow of the late John Bowden, of Washington township, died Sunday morning at 10:00 at the home of her son, William Bowden, 37 Blecker street.  She was aged 85 years and was born at Chambersburg, Pa., coming to this state and county many years ago.  She leaves three sons, William and Cicero Bowden, of this city, and John Bowden of Washington township, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Hill, of Mt. Vernon.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles of the First Lutheran church, Tuesday morning at 10:00 at the home of William Bowden.  Short service at the Congregational church at Washington village, where interment will be made.  [Mansfield News:  18 November 1901, Vol. 17, No. 221]

Bowden, William -- Wm. Bowden, brother of Switchman Robert Bowden at the Orange street crossing, fell under a train at Circleville and was killed Tuesday evening.  Deceased formerly resided in this city.  [Mansfield Herald:  15 May 1890, Vol. 40, No. 26]

Bowden, William -- Wednesday.  Robert Bowden, P.F. switchman at Orange Street crossing, received a telegram from Circleville this morning saying that his brother, Wm. Bowden, formerly of this city, had fallen under a train at that place last night and was run over and killed.  Bowden is about 49 years of age and leaves a wife and two children.  Mr. Bowden left for Circleville this morning to take charge of the remains.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 May 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 52]

Bowden, William Wilber - After suffering with heart trouble for more than a year, William Wilber Bowden expired at 5:15 Wednesday evening.  Mr. Bowden was born in Buckingham, Pa., August 30, 1829.  He went to Wisconsin in 1859 and when the war broke out enlisted in Co. A, 13th. Regiment, W.V.I., and served faithfully throughout the war.  After the discharge of the troops he went to Auburn, N.Y., where he married, February 8, 1866, Louisa A. Clark, who, with their two children, Hattie L. and William G., survives him.  In October 1876, Mr. Bowden moved his family to Lucas, Ohio, where he lived for eleven years and then came to Mansfield and worked at his trade, that of a carpenter.  His is the first death in a family of six children, Mrs. J.R. Brown, of this city, being a sister and having three brothers in Wisconsin and one in Wadsworth, Ohio.  The deceased was a member of the McLaughlin Post, G.A.R., and that organization will attend the funeral in a body.  Services will be held at the late residence Friday, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. J.W. Hubbell.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner (Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio):  04 November 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 24]

Bowen, Robert -- d. 2/7/1870 at Butler Twp.;   63y, 7m, 13d;  b. New Jersey;  white;  cause:  apoplexy;  res. Butler Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bowers, ---- -- Bellville.  Grandmother Bowers, aged almost 86 years, died at her home on South Main Street at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16th.  Two months ago in getting out of bed Mrs. Bowers fell and sustained a fracture of the hip.  She had almost recovered from this injury, but the recent warm weather brought on ailments incident to old age and she passed peacefully away as above stated.  Funeral on Thursday, at 2 p.m.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 August 1892]

Bowers, ---- -- Saturday.  The six-months old daughter of John Bowers and wife, of the Keller House, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Rev. H.L. Wiles will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 July 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 8]

Bowers, ---- -- George Bowers received a telegram this morning announcing the death of Mrs. Bowers' mother at Columbus, at 6 o'clock.  Mr. Bowers will leave for Columbus this evening.  [Mansfield News:  19 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 118]

Bowers, Anna -- Anna, wife of Samuel Bowers, was born July 13th., 1800 and departed this life Nov. 10th., 1876, aged 76 years, 3 months and 27 days.  She was married to Samuel Bowers, May 14th., 1827, in which happy relation they lived 49 years, 5 months and 18 days.  She was the mother of six children, three sons and three daughters, of which two sons and one daughter "is not, for God has taken them."  She gave her heart to God and her name to the U.B. Church about twenty years ago.  she was a constant Christian until the day of her death.  Her disease was cancer on her breast.  In her afflictions, patient and resigned;  she submitted to the will of her Saviour.  She was a faithful wife, an affectionate mother, and a true friend.  Her end was peaceful and glorious.  She is a precious jewel in the memory of all who knew her.  "Though dead, yet speaketh."  -- F.C.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 November 1876]

Bowers, Catherine -- Catherine Bowers died Thursday morning at 5:30 at No. 96 South Main street, at the age of 78 years.  Deceased leaves a husband, George Bowers Sr., aged 84, and the following children:  The Rev. M.J. Bowers, Mrs. George Kern, Mrs. Peter Rissler, Mrs. Jacob McCullough, Lewis Bowers, Mrs. Dominicus Hartman, Mrs. Valentine Christman, George and William Bowers.  Dr. H.L. Wiles and Rev. F. Beusser will conduct the funeral services.  [Mansfield Herald:  04 September 1890, Vol. 40, No. 42]

Bowers, Christina -- Monday.  W.H. Bowers received a telegram this morning announcing the death of his aunt, Mrs. Christina Bowers, at her home at Kimmell, Ind., yesterday.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 January 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 35]

Bowers, David

Bowers, Ethel L. -- Mansfield---Ethel L. Bowers, 89, of 1225 Michael Drive died Thursday afternoon at Mansfield Memorial Homes following an extended illness.   She was born Dec. 23, 1900, in Mansfield, where she had lived all of her life.  She was retired from Mansfield Aircraft and was a member of the First Lutheran Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Mildred Rush of Mansfield and Evelyn Thorman of Naples, Fla.; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter "Al Dundee" Bowers.  There will be no calling hours or funeral services.   Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.   Wappner Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley--typed by Dina--[Mansfield News Journal--pg 7A--Feb. 23, 1990]

Bowers, Frederick -- d. 2/25/1868 at Washington Twp.;  86y;  b. Adams Co., Pa.;  farmer;  white;  cause:  old age and debility;  res. Washington Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bowers, George -- George Bowers died at his home on South Main Street at 7 o'clock last evening after an illness of six days.  Last Sunday Mr. Bowers fell and received injuries which confined him to his bed.  Owing to his advanced age he grew gradually worse and it became apparent that his death would be but a matter of a few days.  Mr. Bowers was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, in 1806, and came to this country with his parents a few years later and settled in Pennsylvania.  In 1834 he was married to Miss Catherine Snyder at Washington, Pa.  Twelve children were the fruit of this union, eight of whom are living.  They are Mrs. George Kern, Mrs. Peter Rissler, Lewis Bowers, Mrs. Dominicus Hartman, Mrs. Valentine Christman, George Bowers and Wm. Bowers, all of this city, and Mrs. Jacob McCullough, of Madison Township.  Mr. & Mrs. Bowers moved to this city in 1836, when Mansfield was but a village.  Mr. Bowers built and resided in the first house south of Ritter's Run on South Main Street, where he has always lived since coming to this city.  In the deed of this lot the description states that it was located just without the limits of the town, but the location is now almost in the heart of the city.  Mr. Bowers engaged in the blacksmith business, which he carried on for nearly 40 years.  About 20 years ago he sold out his interests in the business and has led a retired life ever since.  His wife died about four years ago.  Mr. Bowers was the only surviving charter member of the St. John's German Evangelical church and assisted in building the old frame structure which stood on the site of the present church.  He was a faithful member of the church and one of Mansfield's best citizens.  The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hartman, on South Main Street.  Rev. Buesser of the German Evangelical church will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 December 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 30]

Bowers, George -- Shenandoah.  George Bowers, born in Ottenberg, Germany, April 25, 1830, died at his home in Shenandoah, March 12, 1910.  Mr. Bowers was bone of the best known citizens in this part of the county and since coming to this country at the age of 19, he had spent the 60 years of his residence in this country at Mansfield, Rome and Shenandoah.  Mr. Bowers had been a member of the Reformed Church for the past 40 years.  He leaves a faithful wife and three children, Dr. John Bowers, of Columbiana, Mrs. Emanuel Baker and Mrs. Felecia Carl, of Sandusky, and one brother in Germany to mourn his loss.  The funeral was held Monday in the Christian church the services being conducted by Elder B.F. Morris.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  15 March 1910]

Bowers, Isaac -- Darlington.  Isaac Bowers, an old and respected citizen of Perry Township, died Sunday morning from the effects of a paralytic stroke a few days ago.  Mr. Bowers was quite a prominent granger of Richland grange.  He was also a strong believer in Republican principles and was honored and respected by all who knew him.  [Semi-Weekly News:  16 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 92]

Bowers, Isaac S. -- Lexington.  Mr. & Mrs. William Yarger attended the funeral of Isaac Bowers, at Bellville, Tuesday.  Mr. Bowers was father of Mrs. Yarger and died at Darlington.  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 94]

Bowers, Isaac S. -- Isaac S. Bowers, born April 26, 1825, died Nov. 14, 1897, aged 72 years, 6 months and 18 days.  Isaac Bowers was the son of David and Mary Bowers, eldest of a family of eight children.  Three brothers and four sisters survive him.  He was born in Cumberland County, Pa., where he grew to manhood.  In 1846 he removed with his parents to Ohio, making the trip by wagon, and settled on a farm in Washington Township.  He was married in 1848 to Sarah Bowman.  To them were born eleven children, six of whom preceded him to the spirit world.  He was deeply attached to the order of P. of H. and one of its charter members;  loved the membership and was loved and honored by it, and held the highest honors it could give.  No man in the county was more widely known and respected for honesty, sobriety and uprightness of character.  About two years ago Mr. Bowers sustained a paralytic shock from which time he has been gradually failing in health.  On Nov. 11 he received another stroke of paralysis from which he never regained consciousness.  The funeral services were held at his late residence on Tuesday, Nov. 16, conducted by Rev. J.N. Barnett and were witnessed by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.  Interment at Bellville Cemetery.  Floral contributions were large and very beautiful.  [Bellville Messenger:  25 November 1897]

Bowers, J.M. -- Saturday.  Rev. J.M. Bowers, formerly of this city, died yesterday at Kidder, Mo., of nervous prostration, aged 56 years.  Rev. Bowers was a son of Mr. & Mrs. George Bowers, of South Main Street, well known pioneers of Mansfield.  He learned the blacksmith trade with his father in this city, but soon left it and, after attending college at Hayesville, Ann Arbor and Oberlin, he became a Congregational minister and continued in that calling until his death.  His health was never good and his death was not altogether a surprise to his friends.  He leaves a wife and several children.  His brothers, Lewis and Wm., and daughter, Miss Emma Bowers, left this morning for Kidder.  It has not been decided yet whether the remains will be brought here or buried at his late home.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 January 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 36]

Bowers, John -- Lexington.  John Bowers, aged 71 years, a bachelor, died suddenly of heart disease, Monday, at his home two miles south of Lexington, and interment was in the cemetery here, Wednesday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  17 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 66]

Bowers, John D. -- 73Y;  d. 2/21/1954 at home, Steubenville, OH;  b. 3/18/1880;  father of Bartley G. and Thomas Bowers of Mansfield;  bur. at Steubenville, OH  [MNJ 2/22/1954]

Bowers, Joseph -- d. 7/6/1868 at Washington Twp.;  58y, 2m;  b. unknown;  farmer;  white;  both parents dead;  cause:  dropsy inflammation;  res. Washington Twp.  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bowers, M. Adessa -- DIED -- In Perry Twp., Richland Co., Ohio, April 9th., 1873, M. ADESSA BOWERS, daughter of Isaac and Sarah Bowers, aged 5 years, 11 months and 14 days.  This is the sixth child they have lost from their earth's circle, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope.  They feel that their loved ones are not lost, but gone on before.  [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  18 April 1873, Vol. 2, No. 7]

Bowers, Mrs. George -- Mrs. George Bowers, of 94 South Main Street, died this morning at half past five o'clock, aged 78 years, 1 month and 26 days.  The deceased was born in 1812 in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and came to this country in 1831.  She was married to George Bowers in 1834 at Washington, Pa.  They moved to Mansfield in 1836 and located on South Main Street, where she lived ever since.  She was the mother of twelve children, nine of whom are still living, four boys and five girls, all of whom live in or near the city, with the exception of Rev. J.M. Bowers, Of Kidder, Mo.  She has been a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church ever since its organization in this city.  The funeral will take place from the residence on South Main Street Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Buesser officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 August 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 15]

Bowers, Nancy -- Mrs. Nancy Bowers, of whose serious illness mention has been previously made in the News, died Thursday evening at 6 o'clock at Toledo, of tumor.  She was the widow of the late David Bowers who died 16 years ago.  Mrs. Bowers formerly resided in Nevada, but of late years has made her home in Mansfield with her daughter, Mrs. Ralph S. Palmer, on North Mulberry Street.  Mrs. Palmer left at 1:35 o'clock this morning for Toledo.  Mrs. Bowers was 67 years of age and leaves four daughters and two sons.  The daughters are Mrs. Minnie Weber and Mrs. Anna Foster, of Toledo;  Mrs. Ralph S. Palmer, of this city;  and Mrs. T.D. Lanker, of Upper Sandusky.  The sons are Franklin Bowers, of Dunkirk;  and William Bowers, of Central Lake, Mich.  Funeral services at Upper Sandusky Sunday morning.  Interment in the cemetery at Nevada.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  04 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 82]

Bowers, Samuel -- Samuel Bowers died at his home near Lexington Saturday, Dec. 12, aged 92 years.  He was a pioneer of Richland County, having come here from Newville, Pa., in 1848.  Mr. Bowers was endowed with traits which made him many friends.  He was the father of Mrs. F.M. Proctor, of this city, Mrs. B.F. Partch, of Hiawatha, Kan., and J.E. Bowers, of East Liverpool.  Funeral from his late residence Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 1 o'clock, p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 98]

Bowers, Samuel -- Lexington.  The Revs. Biddle and Amsbaugh conducted the Samuel Bowers' funeral services Tuesday.  Mr. Bowers was born near Carlisle, Pa., Aug. 27, 1805 his age being 91 years, 3 months and 15 days.  He came to Richland County in 1848 and had lived two miles south of Lexington since 1852.  He was twice married and his second wife survives him.  His children living are John Bowers, of East Liverpool;  Mrs. F.M. Proctor, of Mansfield, and a daughter in Kansas.  He was a prominent and most exemplary man.  His genial, happy nature was proverbial and age had but little dimmed the light of joy that ever illuminated his heart.  [Semi-Weekly News:  22 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 100]

Bowers, Sarah -- d. 4/??/1870 at Richland Co.;  2y, 5m, 16d;  b. Richland Co.;  white;  no cause listed;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bowesmith, J.G. -- Dr. J.G. Bowesmith, who was taken to the asylum, near two weeks ago, died last Sunday morning.  He was about 60 years of age.  His remains arrived here Tuesday noon, and will be interred to-day at 2 o'clock p.m.   [Ohio Liberal:  06 February 1878]

Bowesmith, J.G. -- bur. 2/3/1878 at Mansfield Cem., brain disease;  60y  [Ohio Liberal:  13 March 1878]

Bowers, Wilson -- d. 11/13/1868 at Washington Twp.;  3y, 11m;  b. Washington Twp.;  s/o George & Rebecca Bowers;  white;  cause:  scalded to death;  res. Washington Twp.  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bowie, David -- d. 4/18/1955 at Madison Hosp.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 4/19/1955]

Bowling, Ellen J. -- d. 3/8/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 1/__/1870 at West Virginia;  bur. Shauck Cem.  [MNJ 3/9/1954 & 3/10/1954]

Bowman, Betty A. Coe

Bowman, Charles

Bowman, Charles -- Bellville.  Charles Bowman died at his residence in Galion, April 2nd., and was buried on Friday the 4th.  He was a brother of Jacob Bowman, of this place.  A little more than a year ago he came here and married Mrs. Mary Bradrick, who survives him.  He was her fourth husband.  --  [Bellville Star:  10 April 1884, Vol. 7, No. 28]

Bowman, Charles A. -- [Mansfield News Journal, 08 March 1999, p. 6A]

Bowman, Charles A.

Bowman, Charles O. -- b. 3/28/1880;  d. 1/15/1960;  bur. North Liberty Cem. (North Liberty, OH)  [source:  Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Bowman, Cora May -- b. 1/31/1876;  d. 1/7/1965;  bur. Ankneytown Cem.  [source:  Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Bowman, Ella (Long) – WIDOW, 73, DIES – MRS. ELLA BOWMAN HAS LIVED IN MANSFIELD FOR 20 YEARS – Mrs. Ella Bowman, 73, of 18 North Adams street, widow of B. F. Bowman, died Wednesday at her home after an illness of two weeks. A resident of Mansfield 20 years, Mrs. Bowman was born in Knox county Oct. 28, 1866. Surviving are two sons, Clarence Bowman of Mansfield and LeRoy Bowman, of Wooster; two brothers, Rowley and Harvey Long of Mansfield and six grandchildren. She was a member of the North Liberty United Brethren church. The body was removed to the Wappner funeral home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in charge of Rev. G. P. Myers of Columbus. Burial will be in Hopewell cemetery in Knox county. [Mansfield News Journal, 4 April 1949]

Bowman, George H. -- bur. 4/1877 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  39y;  res. Tiffin, Ohio  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 May 1877]

Bowman, H.C. -- Monday.  'Squire H.C. Bowman, of Worthington Township, who died last Monday and was buried Wednesday, was well known throughout the county, especially among the attorneys.  Mr. Bowman was about 50 years of age, being an ex-Justice of the Peace and an old time Democrat.  His death was not generally known here until his remains had been placed in their last resting place.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 January 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 37]

Bowman, Harley B. -- [Mansfield News Journal, 07 June 1981]

Bowman, Howard – Howard Bowman, retired laborer, of Mansfield, died today in the Ashland County Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Catherine of Mansfield; three step-daughters, Mrs. Archie Myers and Mrs. Catherine Prethers of Mansfield and Mrs. Tom Bowman of Perrysville; and a step-brother, John Leddy of Mansfield. Funeral arrangements, in charge of the Byerly Funeral Home, Lucas, are incomplete. [Mansfield News Journal, 11 January 1959]

Bowman, Jacob -- Bellville.  Jacob Bowman died at his home on Markey Street on Wednesday morning of pneumonia after an illness of only four days.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 December 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 30]

Bowman, Jemima -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Jemima Bowman, aged 76 years, died at her residence on North Mulberry Street, at 6 o'clock last night.  The deceased leaves one son, who resides at Cheyenne, Wyoming.  The remains of the deceased will be taken to Bucyrus at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, where the interment will take place.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 08 November 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 25]
 

Bowman, Jemima -- Mrs. J.J. Bowman died at her residence, No. 88 N. Mulberry street, at 6:00 Monday evening at the age of 76 years.  She is the youngest sister of Mrs. John Niman, of North Main street, and Miss Mary Bradley, of Mulberry street.  Funeral Wednesday at 12:30 p.m   Interment at Bucyrus, O.  [Mansfield Herald:  06 November 1890, Vol. 40, No. 51]

Bowman, John -- Monday.  John Bowman, aged about 65 years, a laborer residing at Crestline, was accidentally run over and killed at that place Saturday noon.  Bowman was at work on the yards at Crestline and in company with another man had crawled underneath some flat cars on an unused siding in order to eat his dinner in the shade.  His companion left his retreat to get a drink of water and while he was gone, the yard engine pulled the cars away, running over Bowman and inflicting terrible injuries from which he died at an early hour Sunday morning.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 August 1892]

Bowman, Kenneth A.

Bowman, Mary -- Bellville.  Mrs. Mary Bowman died at her home on Markey Street on Monday morning, April 11th., aged 71 years  The funeral took place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Universalist church.  Services conducted by Rev. John Richardson.  Mrs. Bowman had been four times a widow, having buried her fourth husband several years since.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 April 1892, Vol. XXIV, No. 47]

Bowman, Mary -- bur. 7/30/1877 at Mansfield Cem., congestion of the bowels;  45y  [Ohio Liberal:  08 August 1877]

Bowman, Max C. -- Max C. "Doc" Bowman, 58, of 366 Newman St., died Sunday evening in Shelby Memorial Hospital. He was born April 16, 1920, in Perrysville and had lived in Mansfield most of his life. Mr. Bowman was a retired employee of the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. and had been employed by the Pinkerton Security Co. Mr. Bowman was a member of the VFW Post 3494 and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Bachman Bowman; three sons, Alan at home, Garry of Mansfield and Max Jr. of Florida; three daughters, Vicki Horvath and Peggy Fliger, both of Mansfield, and Patty Oswalt of Loudonville; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Wappner Funeral Directors. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. [Mansfield News Journal, 19 February 1979, p. 5]

Bowman, Mrs. Peter -- Mrs. Peter Bowman, a very estimable old German lady residing a few miles south of Shelby, died on Monday last, leaving her aged husband truly lonely in the world.  They had been married over fifty years, and were respected by all who knew them.  [Shelby Independent News:  12 October 1876, Vol. 8, No. 51]

Bowman, Nancy Hammett -- d. 12/10/1955 at Los Angeles, CA;  sis/o William W. Hammett;  bur. at Chicago  [MNJ 12/13/1955]

Bowman, Sarah (Cubbison) -- Mrs. Sarah Bowman, widow of the late Peter Bowman, died at 7:40 o'clock Tuesday evening at her home, 236 West Fourth Street, after a long illness.  She has been in ill health since last fall and confined to her bed since March.  Mrs. Bowman was born at Hickory, Washington County, Pa., 78 years ago and came to Ohio with her parents in 1833 and settled in Savannah where she lived for many years.  Her maiden name was Sarah Cubbison and she was married in 1846 to Peter bowman, whom she survived 10 years.  Seven years ago she removed to this city, which has been her home ever since.  She was a loyal and consistent member of the United Presbyterian church, being earnest in Christian work and in the enterprises of the church.  She leaves two sons, John Bowman, of Lexington, and Charles Bowman, of Findlay, and five daughters, Mrs. Mrs. Mary Gregg, of Garnett, Kas., Mrs. Maggie Jeffrey, of Plymouth;  Mrs. Dora Major, of Lexington, and Misses Emma and Jane Bowman, of West Fourth Streets.  The remains will be taken to Savannah Thursday for burial, leaving here at 8 o'clock.  Funeral services in the United Presbyterian Church at Savannah at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Frank D. Findley of this city, assisted by the Rev. W.L. Gargis, of Savannah.  [Mansfield (OH) News:  19 June 1901]

Bowman, Violet -- Mrs. Violet Bowman, 67, of 156 Bowman St., wife of Otto B. Bowman, died Tuesday evening in Mansfield General Hospital following an illness of 12 days.  She was born Feb. 13, 1906 in Richland County and lived in this vicinity all her life.  Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Vern (Dorothy) Williams of Mansfield, Mrs. Donald (Fern) Harrison of South Zanesville, and Mrs. Ted (Helen) Wright of Zanesville;  seven grandchildren;  five great-grandchildren.  Service will be held in the Wappner Funeral Home Friday at 1 p.m.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends ay call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  [Mansfield News Journal:  01 August 1973, p. 22]

Bowser, ----

Bowser, Esther -- Lexington.  The remains of Miss Esther Bowser, who died at her home, two miles south of Lexington, Monay were interred in the cemetery here Wednesday.  Death was due to paralysis and her age was 69 years, 3 months, 8 days.  [Butler Enterprise:  25 January 1901, Vol. XIII, No. 4]

Bowser, George  -- George Bowser died of diseases incident to old age yesterday morning at the county infirmary.  He was about 70 yrs old and had been an inmate of the institution for three years. He was brought there from Bellville where he resided for a long time. He lost his wife 15 years ago. He had two children, both girls. One married six years ago and went west. She was heard from several years later in Nebraska. She remained with her husband only a week, he leaving her. Where she is now no one knows. The other daughter lived with Loss Johnson, of Lexington a number of years, but was married and has separated from her husband. She is now living on West Third St in this city.  The deceased was a gardener and was a member of the M.E. church. The body will be taken to Bellville, this evening and buried beside his wife tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.  Submitted by rhbowser.  [no source given:  16 February 1902]

Bowser, Ida May Nixon -- 58Y;  d. 8/19/1954 at Sturges Rest Home;  w/o Clyde A.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  20 August 1954]

Bowser, Josephine -- Friday.  Mrs. Josephine Bowser died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Lampert, at 61 East Fourth Street, aged 77 years.  The funeral will take place at 9 a.m. tomorrow from St. Peter's Catholic Church.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 17]

Bowser, Mary E. -- 69Y;  w/o Harvey;  d. 9/28/1955 at dentist's office;  b. 6/20/1896 at Waterside, Bedford Co., PA.  [MNJ 9/29/1955]

Bowser, Mrs. -- Bellville.  Mrs. Bowser, an old lady some seventy years of age, was buried yesterday.  [Richland Star:  28 November 1878, Vol. 2, No. 9]

Bowser, Mrs. George

Boyce, Andrew

Boyce, Arvilla -- DIED -- At the home of Mr. Josiah Boyce, Oct. 7th., Mrs. ARVILLA BOYCE, wife of Mr. Benjamin Boyce, aged 21 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 18 October 1883, Vol. 33, No. 48]

Boyce, Charles Junior -- d. 5/4/1947, 21Y.  [rmawhorr]

Boyce, Elizabeth -- d. 12/23/1870 at Franklin Twp., consumption;  single;  27y, 1m, 15d;  b. Richland Co.;  res. Richland Co. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Boyce, John -- Died, on the 16th. inst., at his residence in Franklin Tp., John Boyce, in the 64th. year of his age.  He leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.  While in Life we are in the midst of Death.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 January 1866, Vol. XXV, No. 35]

Boyce, John D. -- John Boyce died Thursday at his home six miles north of the city.  He was quite aged and leaves a wife and children.  Funeral services at 10:30 a.m.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  08 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 19]  *Middle initial "D." is given in the Probate Court section of the paper, 11 March 1898, where it mentions Mr. Boyce's Will being admitted to probate.

Boyce, Josiah -- Josiah Boyce died Sunday at 1 o’clock, July 19, aged 79 years, at his late residence, 82 Venum avenue, death being due to paralysis.  He was married to Lilly Crooks, April 22, 1853 [actually, 1852], she died April 9, 1891.  To this union was born eight children, all of whom are living.  Benjamin C.. of Mansfield; James E.; of Spokane, Washington; Lincoln C., of Topeka, Kansas; Mrs. Jennie Clark and Mrs. Lillie Filley, of Nebraska; Mrs. Lizzie Chambers, of this vicinity; Mrs. Mary Gutknecht of Chicago and Mrs. Emma Duell, of Creston, O.  Submitted by Jim. [The Mansfield News, Monday, July 27, 1908].

Boyce, Katie -- Katie Boyce, an eleven-year-old daughter of C.R. Boyce, of West Bloom street, died of diphtheria on Wednesday, the funeral taking place the following day.  Another daughter who is afflicted with the same disease is now out of danger.  [Ohio Liberal:  27 August 1884, Vol. 12, No. 20]

Boyce, Katie -- Little Katie Boyce, daughter of Mr. C.R. Boyce, died of diphtheria on Wednesday afternoon, the 20th., and the funeral took place on the following day at 4 p.m. The body was placed in the vault, from whence it will be taken to Wellsville for interment. Miss Frank, whose condition at one time was very serious, is convalescing. Mr. & Mrs. Boyce desire us to say to their friends that they feel very grateful for the sympathy and assistance rendered during their late affliction. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 28 August 1884, Vol. 34, No. 41]

Boyce, Margaret -- Died, on the 27th. of Sept., 1865, in Franklin Tp., of inflammation of the stomach, Margaret, daughter of John and Jane Boyce, aged 24 years.  The deceased, in early life, was led to seek an interest in Christ, made a profession of religion, and united with the Baptist Church;  and up to the time of her death lived a devoted Christian life.  During the last two months of her life, her mind was very deeply impressed with religion.  Nothing was of so much importance to her as the salvation of souls and the prosperity of the church of which she was a member.  Her short mission on earth is now ended, and she has laid aside the form of mortality and gone to share the joys of the redeemed.  She leaves an extensive circle of friends to mourn her early death.  <<poetry omitted>> [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 October 1865, Vol. XXV, No. 20]

Boyce, Mary -- 93Y;  d. 2/17/1954 at Dan Clark residence, Mansfield;  b. 3/17/1860 at Loughmult, Co. Donegal, Ireland;  mem. St. Peter's Catholic Church  [MNJ 2/17/1954]

Boyce, Mary

Boyce, Mrs. Josiah -- Friday.  Mrs. Josiah Boyce, aged 65 years, died at the home of her husband, three and one half miles northwest of the city, at 6 o'clock yesterday morning.  Mrs. Boyce was in the city calling on friends on Saturday last, but was taken with la grippe which caused her death, as stated above.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 10 o'clock, the interment being in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Rev. D.W. Smith will conduct the funeral services at the house.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 April 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 48]

Boyce, Maud T. -- d. 2/13/1871 at Mansfield, spasms;  3y, 2d;  b. at Mansfield;  res.  3rd. Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Boyce, Priscilla -- Died, Mrs. Priscilla Boyce, wife of Roland Boyce, died August 23d., A.D. 1876, aged 60 years, 6 months and 13 days.  Mrs. Boyce was born near Stanton, England, in the year 1816.  When about 8 years of age, she emigrated with her parents to America, and settled in this county, where she spent the remainder of her life.  At the age of 24, she married Mr. Roland Boyce with whom she spent 36 years in pleasant prosperity.  She was an amiable companion and a faithful, kind mother.  About 12 years ago she became a member of the Harmony Regular Baptist Church.  Since then she lived a zealous follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, and died in the triumphs of a living faith.  She leaves a husband and four children, with many other relatives and acquaintances to mourn her loss.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 September 1876]

Boyce, Roland -- Five Corners.  Roland Boyce died Saturday and was laid to rest Monday in the Harmony cemetery.  The deceased was 80 years old.  The Rev. J. Lyman, of Bucyrus, preached the funeral sermon.  [Semi-Weekly News:  06 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 54]

Boyce, Roland -- Amoy.  Roland Boyce died at his home Saturday morning.  His remains were laid to rest in the Harmony cemetery, Monday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  09 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 55]

Boyer, ---- -- The mother of John W. Boyer died at the home of the latter, eight miles northwest of the city, Monday.  The body was taken Wednesday at 9 o'clock a.m. to Bellville, where the funeral services were held.  [Semi-Weekly News:  31 December 1896, Vol. 13, No. 1]

Boyer, Anna May -- 81Y;  d. 2/14/1954 at son's home, Barberton, OH;  b. Butler, OH;  mem. DAR at Washington Court House, OH;  bur. at Washington Court House, OH  [MNJ 2/15/1954]

Boyd, John H. -- John H. Boyd, a well known citizen of Mansfield, died Sunday at 2 a.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S.T. McMeeken, 279 West Third Street.  Mr. Boyd had been sick with Bright's disease for the past six weeks.  He was 62 years old.  He was transfer register mail clerk for fifteen years.  Mr. Boyd is survived by three daughters, Mrs. S.T. McMeeken, Mrs. Elmer Mast and Miss Bessie Boyd, all of this city.  The funeral will be held at the home of S.T. McMeeken Tuesday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. D.J. Meese.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  21 October 1907, p. 2]

Boyd, Mary -- North Liberty (OH) -- Mrs. Mary Boyd of Mansfield was buried here Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs. Boyd was well known in this community.  She was 69 years of age.  She leaves to mourn her loss, husband, one son, Harry, and two grandchildren.  [Richland County Leader:  26 April 1923, Vol. 2, No. 16]

Boyd, Samuel -- The Wheeling (W. Va.) Intelligencer of July 31 has an extended obituary sketch of the Rev. Samuel Boyd, of Martin's Ferry, O., who died at that place July 30, aged 86 years.  The deceased was a native of Tyrone County, Ireland.  He came to this country and to Wheeling in 1843, where he was connected with educational institutions for many years, having been ordained as a Presbyterian minister at the age of 21, filling many charges both in Ireland and this country.  He was principal of schools in the Sixth ward, Wheeling, for ten years and since 1874 had made his home in Martin's Ferry.  Six children survive him, of whom one, Mrs. James Marlow, resides in this city.  [Mansfield News:  02 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 130]

Boyle, Frank -- On Monday evening last, Frank Boyle, of this city, was fatally injured while attempting to couple cars at Defiance (OH).  the cars were loaded with railroad iron and stepping between them to make the coupling his head was caught and crushed between the rails projecting over the car.  He lingered until Tuesday morning when death relieved him of his sufferings.  Mr. Boyle was a very energetic young man, of good business qualifications and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  His funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon and his remains were followed to its last resting place by a large number of friends and relatives.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 September 1874]

Boyle, Frank E. -- bur. 9/1/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  20y, 9m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Boyle, Mary J. (Hale) -- Mrs. Mary J. Boyle, aged 67 years, 11 months and 27 days, died at her residence on West Fourth Street, at 4:30 this morning.  Mrs. Boyle has been ailing for some time and for the past two weeks her life has been despaired of.  The funeral will take place from the residence Friday afternoon, at 3 o'clock Rev. D.J. Meese officiating, after which the remains will be interred in the Mansfield Cemetery, by the side of her husband who preceded her to the tomb two years ago.  Mrs. Boyle was born near Winchester, this county, and has lived here all her life, with the exception of several years during the war, when she lived at Fostoria.  She has lived in the city since the war and was well known and respected by all.  She leaves one son, H.B., of the Hotel Sherman, and daughter, Mrs. Ida Runyan, and a large list of friends to mourn her departure.  She was a descendant of one of the pioneer families of Richland County, being a sister of the late Hugh Hale, Sr. and of Mrs. Jos. Holmes, of this city.  She has one brother living at Vinton, Iowa.  She was a devoted Christian woman and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 May 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 50]

Boyles, Charles F. -- d. 4/12/1954 at Arlington, MA;  former Mansfield resident;  h/o Emma  [MNJ 4/14/1954 & 4/16/1954]

Bracken, Elizabeth K. -- Elizabeth K. Bracken, 74, former long-time resident of Mifflin, died Saturday night at Doctor’s Hospital North in Columbus .  She was born Sept. 15, 1917 , to Alexander V. Sr. And Katherine Schag and retired from Hartman Electric Co. in Mansfield .  She was a member of St. Timothy Luthern Church in Columbus, Mifflin Firemen’s Auxiliary, Mohican Post 9943, Ladies Auxiliary of VFW, Mansfield; Daughters of Herman, Grand Lodge of Ohio, Mansfield; and Moose Lodge of Mansfield.  She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald, in 1949; her husband, Stanley, in 1967; her parents; a sister, Katherine Bowen; and a brother, Alexander V. Schag Jr.  Mrs. Bracken is survived by a daughter, Mary Helen Gallagher of Columbus; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Richard H. Bracken and Sheila Bracken of Worthington; five grandchildren, Christopher, Kathleen, Todd, Richard H. II and James M. Bracken, all of Worthington, three sisters, Marie Backensto and Betty Cooper, both of Mansfield, and Margaret Partin of Ashland; two brothers, Mike Schag of Mansfield and Tony Schag of Shelby; many nieces and nephews, and many friends and relatives in Ashland County and Columbus.  Funeral services were to be held today at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St. , Columbus , by the Rev. Mark Diemer of St. Timothy Lutheran Church. Graveside services will be held today at 12:30 p.m. at Zehner Cemetery in Mifflin.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church 1000 Demorest Road , Columbus 43204 .  Submitted by Gibbyray.  [Mansfield News Journal:  02 June 1992]

Bracy, Martha -- d. 7/30/1867 at Weller Twp.;  77y, 6m, 18d;  b. Washington Co., Pa.;  housekeeper;  d/o John & Sarah Bracy;  white;  res. Weller Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Braden, ---- -- Olivesburg.  Mrs. Braden, formerly of this place, died at her home Saturday, Dec. 3, and was buried at the Imhoff graveyard at Paradise Hill, Monday.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  09 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 101]

Braden, ---- -- The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Braden, who live north of the city about four miles, died this morning about 8 o'clock and will be buried at Shelby.  [Mansfield News: 03 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 79]

Braden, Clarence -- Shelby.  Clarence, the 10-year-old son of William Braden, died Monday morning of Bright's disease.  The funeral was held at the residence Wednesday at 2 o'clock.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  14 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 85]

Braden, Geraldine (Adams) -- Geraldine ADAMS BRADEN, 84, of 107 Burwell Ave, died Monday morning at Colonial Manor Health Care Center after a long illness. She was born 14 Dec 1905, in Mansfield to Joseph and Lucinda CRUNKILTON ADAMS, both deceased. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Loudonville, the Eastern Star in Bellville and the Loudonville Senior Citizens. She is survived by a son, Bruce BRADEN of Loudonville; three daughters, Beverly GEIB of Loudonville, Gloria BURNS of Ashland and Carol CARSTENSEN of Port Clinton; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ollie BRADEN, on 1 March 1973; a son, Richard, in 1931, and grandson, Martin CARSTENSEN, in 1977. Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 pm at the Byerly Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 pm by the Rev Ross Gooch. burial will be in Loudonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Loudonville.  Submitted by Margaret.  [Mansfield News Journal, Tue 11 Dec 1990? .. (died 11 Dec 1990)]

Braden, Glenn H. -- 61Y;  d. 4/27/1956 at home, Mansfield;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 4/28/1956]

Braden, Nellie -- Monday.  The home of E.W. and Jennie Braden has been darkened by the shadow of death passing over it, taking away their beautiful and lovely daughter Nellie, aged 17 years, 4 months and 14 days.  Death came in the silent form of la grippe and after lingering three weeks, on the morning of the 2d. inst., she quietly passed away.  Her life, though short, was grand.  At the age of 14 she entered the ranks of the redeemed army under the leadership of the great Captain, Jesus Christ.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 February 1892]

Bradford, Frances Ellen "Aunty" -- After an illness of a year and a half, Aunty Bradford passed to rest at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening.  Hers is a remarkable character and she deserves more than a passing notice.  She was probably born in South Carolina.  Some who are well acquainted with her say she was born in Texas.  At any event, she was in Texas in the family of Sam Houston, her father being intimate with the family.  Her mother was a light mulatto and her father, according to her repeated statement was an Indian chief.  The features of the deceased showed both the Negro and Indian blood.  Her complexion was dark and her hair curly.  Her arms, however, were as white as those of a white person.  At an early age she went to New York City.  Here she married a colored coachman and had one child, a daughter, who died at an early age.  About thirty-four years ago she came to Mansfield with her husband.  At the breaking out of the war her husband joined the 32nd. regiment as cook.  Aunty Bradford was the companion of Col. Ford's daughter and witnessed many of the scenes of the rebellion.  After the war she returned to Mansfield with her husband.  In a few years they bought the property which she owned at the time of her death on Marion Avenue.  The husband died a dozen or more years ago and since then she has been dependent solely upon herself.  She was in debt for her house but that debt she had raised and when she was taken sick, her resources were such that she was absolutely independent.  The young people of the Congregational Church, and other members, rendered her assistance which was unsolicited in the last moments of her life.  Aunty Bradford's correct name was Frances Ellen Bradford.  She belonged to the Congregational Church for a number of years and was always a liberal giver and an earnest worker.  The children and the poor of Mansfield have the greatest reason to mourn her loss.  Comparatively uneducated, she exerted an influence that was remarkable.  Her executive ability was the finest.  When the church gave dinners at the state fairs, she assumed control of everything and the success of the enterprise was due to her.  Aunty Bradford's home is a model of neatness.  The walls are decorated with pictures given her by the children.  Photographs stand out from every nook and corner and her collection embraces the faces of many of the first people of Mansfield.  By her will she leaves her entire property to the church after all debts have been paid.  She had no relatives that she knew of.  There is a good deal of disagreement as to her age.  It is certain that she did not know it herself.  For many years she gave what she called birthday parties to the children.  These occasions did not always come on the same day and it is said she celebrated her fiftieth birthday several different years.  The best authorities put her age in the neighborhood of seventy years.  She told one person that she was seventy-four years of age last year.  Dr. Purdy Sturges made a post mortem examination of the remains yesterday morning in the presence of Drs. Mitchell, Loughridge, Patterson and McCullough.  The cause of death was found to be malignant disease of omentum, involving the peritonetim.  The funeral services were held in the Congregational Church on Thursday, July 14, at 4 p.m.  Members of the Children's Home and Sabbath School are especially invited to attend, and all the children are requested to bring a single flower or a sprig of evergreen to place upon the casket.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  14 July 1887, Vol. 3, No. 33]

Bradford, Rebecca (Sherman)

Bradley, Abner — At Watertown, Connecticut, Col. Abner Bradley, aged 71. He was a volunteer at the Northward under Arnold and Allen, and was present at the taking of Ticonderoga. When the British troops came into Connecticut, and burnt Danbury, he again volunteered in the American service and was wounded on the retreat of the enemy at Compo. [Mansfield Gazette: 29 April 1824]

Bradley, Charlene M. -- Mrs. Charlene M. Bradley, 66 years, of Cabriolet Lane, Maumee, passed away at home Saturday, June 28, 2003.  Charlene was born in Mansfield, Ohio July 18, 1936, to Martin and Doris (Nelson) Bayer.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in education from the University of Toledo.  She was an elementary school teacher over 30 years teaching primarily at Greenwood School in the Washington Township district, retiring in 1993.  Charlene was a member of the Ohio Education Association and TAWLS.  An avid gardener, she loved nature hikes, was regarded as an excellent cook and enjoyed the challenge of crossword puzzles and video games.  She is survived by her husband, Ronald W. Bradley; sons, Paul R. Bradley, Toledo and Brad (Sheri) Bradley of Chicago. Her grandchildren are Victor Julian Bradley, Danielle Mariah Bradley and William Thomas Bradley. She is the sister of James L. Bayer and Kathy A. White, and stepdaughter of Muriel Bayer.  Friends are invited to share memories at a Memorial gathering Sunday, July 6th from 2 thru 6 p.m. at the Coyle Funeral Home 1770 S. Reynolds Road. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Nature Conservancy, the National Wildlife Fund or Northwest Ohio Hospice Association.  Submitted by Kathy.  [TOLEDO BLADE (Toledo, Ohio):  01 July 2003]

Bradley, Emily -- Death has been busy in our midst during the past week.  Emily Bradly, residing on South Water Street died last Monday.  [Ohio Liberal:  1 January 1879]

Bradley, Emily P. -- bur. 12/29/1878 at Mansfield Cem., congestion of lungs;  75y  [Ohio Liberal:  8 January 1879]

Bradley, George -- d. 12/21/1867 at Mansfield;  2m;  b. Mansfield;  s/o George & Mary Bradley;  white;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bradley,  George -- d. 12/21/1867 at Mansfield;  2m;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause:  brain fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bradley, George -- George Bradley, who resides at No. 254 North Sugar Street, was found dead in bed this morning.  The deceased was about 59 years of age and leaves a wife to mourn his loss.  He served his country in the war of the rebellion and is a laborer by occupation.  Mr. Bradley had been afflicted with asthma for some years and it is thought that he was also a victim of heart trouble.  Last night he appeared to be in about his usual health.  It is stated that he sat up until quite late in the evening reading.  When he retired to his bed room on the second floor of the house he did not complain of being ill.  It seems that Bradley slept in a room by himself.  He did not appear at the usual time this morning for breakfast and when the members of the family went to his  room at 8 o'clock to awaken him they found him lying in bed dead.  The coverings were tucked about his chin and in no way disturbed, showing that he had died without a struggle.  Coroner Baughman was summoned immediately.  The latter made an examination and gave it as his opinion that Mr. Bradley had been dead at least six or eight hours and possibly since midnight.  The body was entirely stiff and cold.  From what the doctor learned from the relatives of the deceased he thinks that heart trouble was the cause of his death.  Coroner Baughman will probably hold an inquest sometime Saturday.  The deceased, it is stated, refused to take medicine when he was ill during the latter years of his life.  Mr. Bradley was a member of the 6th. Ohio Light Artillery.  Funeral services Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  05 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 27]

Bradley, John -- Mr. John Bradley, one of the oldest and most esteemed citizens of Mansfield, died Tuesday morning at half-past seven o'clock, after an illness of several months of cancer of the stomach, aged 76 years, six months and 15 days.  The funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 53 East Fourth Street, Thursday morning at ten o'clock.  Rev. H.L. Wiles, D.D., pastor of the English Lutheran Church, will officiate.  The remains will be taken to Windsor for interment in the family lot, beside the grave of his second wife.  Mr. Bradley was born in Mercer County, Pa., May 31, 1809.  He removed with his parents to Franklin Township, this county, in 1820, and his father was among the oldest settlers of the county.  About 45 years ago Mr. Bradley erected a tavern on the site of the Hotel Gilbert, which he subsequently sold and went to California.  He returned to his county and purchased his father's farm, where he resided until about seven years ago, when he came to Mansfield.  He was a carpenter by trade.  He built a number of houses on Water Street and in other parts of the city.  He leaves a widow and four children, three daughters and one son, in comfortable circumstances.  The latter are named as follows:  Mrs. Sadie Miller, Mrs. Lida Swick, Mrs. Mary S. Schroeder and Mr. George Bradley, all residents of this city.  Mr. Bradley was a member of the Lutheran Church.  He was a kind father and affectionate husband, a good citizen and a generous neighbor and friend.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  17 December 1885, Vol. 36, No. 5]  

Bradley, Sarah

Bradley, William -- William Bradley, only son of Dr. A. Laser, in Holden, Mo., died on July 2d., aged eight years, one month and one day.  This is a severe affliction upon the family.  [Shelby Independent News:  17 July 1873, Vol. 5, No. 38]

Bradner, Robert -- A man was found dead on the P.F.W.&C. track at Crestline this morning.  He was a stranger, but from papers found on his person, it is supposed to be Robt. Bradner, of Canada.  His body was badly mangled and it was almost impossible to distinguish his features.  The man was about 35 years old.  A small sum of money was found on his person.  From the position in which the body was found it is thought that Bradner sat down on the end of the ties to rest and fell asleep with the usual result.  He did not hear the approaching train and was struck by the beam of the engine, knocked over on the track and the train ran over him.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 51]

Brady, Anna -- Friday.  Miss Ann Brady died at 5 o'clock this morning at the home of her parents on Orchard Street, after a lingering illness of consumption.  The funeral will take place Sunday at 2 o'clock from the Catholic church.  Miss Brady was formerly employed as a waitress at the Tremont House and has a host of friends who regret her untimely death.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 2]

Brady, Edward Grant -- Passed away on 2/22/2009 in Seattle, WA. He was born on 9/18/1925 in Mansfield, Ohio and has been a longtime resident of the Seattle Washington area for many years. Visitation will be held at Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home on Friday, 2/27/09 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be on Saturday 2/28/09 at 2:00p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery.  Submitted by Judy.  [Seattle (WA) Times: 22 February 2009]

Brady, Edward Grant -- SEATTLE, WA - Edward Grant Brady, died Sunday the 22nd of February in Seattle, WA. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio on September 18, 1925. Edward was a long time resident of Seattle. He was preceded in death by his parents, James P. Brady and Edna J Wilcox; brothers, James P. Brady and Walter C. Brady. He is survived by his children; grandchildren, nephews, nieces, many cousins which includes Judy McGavic, Carol Yates, Robert Wilcox, and Betty Jane Trainer; other relatives; and his long time friend, Dorothy Etelamaki.  Edward volunteered for missions in the Seattle area. He served the veterans, homeless, and any person that was in need. He gave selflessly to help others and he followed the words of the Bible to give love to all people. Graveside services were held on February 28, 2009 at Evergreen Memorial Park, Seattle, WA. Submitted by Judy. [Mansfield (OH) News Journal: 06 March 2009]

Brady, Mrs. Peter -- Monday.  Mrs. Peter Brady, aged 55 years, died at her home, No. 135 North East Diamond Street, early yesterday morning of paralysis.  The funeral took place from the Catholic church, of which the deceased was a member, at 9 o'clock this morning.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 12]

Brady, Patrick -- Saturday.  Patrick Brady, who formerly lived near Davis P.O., this county, committed suicide at Canton last Monday.  Mr. Brady was about 50 years old and leaves a family.  The cause of the rash act has not been learned.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 December 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 31]

Brady, Peter

Brahm, ---- -- bur. 8/10/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  infant;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Brailey, Thomas -- Shelby.  Thomas Brailey, aged 78 years, died Friday of abscess.  He was buried Sunday at 10 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News: 10 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 64]

Braman, L. -- LEXINGTON -- Mr. L. Braman died Monday morning from typhoid fever. The deceased had been a resident of this place and vicinity for a number of years. He leaves a wife and a number of children. Funeral services held Tuesday afternoon. -- [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT: 15 February 1894, Vol. 40]

Branch, Mrs. H.L. -- A.R. Clegern received a telegram Wednesday from Tampa, Fla., announcing the death of Mrs. H.L. Branch.  Mrs. Branch is a sister of Mrs. Clegern and Mrs. Frank Pierson, of this city.  [Semi-Weekly News:  01 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 79]

Brandt, David -- Thursday.  The funeral of David Brant took place at Crestline yesterday under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. of Galion.  A special train of three cars was run down from Toledo.  Thos. McBride, wife, son and daughter, C.V. McBride, wife and child, and Will McBride attended the funeral from here.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 36]

Brandt, David -- Monday.  David Brandt, master mechanic of the N.W.O. with headquarters at Toledo, died Saturday night at 12 o'clock, of quinsy.  The deceased had been sick but a short time and his death was entirely unexpected.  He was about 45 years of age.  The funeral will take place at Crestline on Wednesday afternoon.  A special train will be run down from Toledo for the accommodation of the friends of the deceased.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 36]

Brandt, David -- d. 2/21/1868 at Springfield Twp.;  2y, 8m, 24d;  b. Springfield Twp.;  white;  res. specific cerebo spinal;  res. Richland Co. 
[Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brandt, David -- d. 4/10/1870 at Springfield Twp.;  73y, 3m, 10d;  b. Pennsylvania;  shoemaker;  white;  cause:  chronic diarrhea;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brandt, John -- John Brandt, second son of Abraham & Elizabeth Brandt, was born at Churchtown, Pa., June 26, 1825.  At about the age of 23 years he came to Ohio and worked for James Feiger in Mansfield.  About one year later his mother and the rest of the family (his father having died one year before) came to Ohio and all settled at Plymouth, where he was engaged in farming and dealing in draft horses, of which he was a great lover.  In 1853, he was married to Catharine Ann Sidle, and to this union one son was born, Austin Brandt, of Wooster.  In 1876, he and his family moved to Smithville, where he was engaged in the milling business for many years and afterward at farming.  In 1904 he, with his son and family (Mrs. Brandt having died in 1901), moved to a farm in Chester Township, this county, and last October he came with his son to Wooster where he died on Dec. 16, 1913.  He is survived by the son, Austin Brandt, four grandchildren, two brothers, Daniel Brandt of Hastings, Mich., and Adam Brandt of Smithville, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Beelman, of Cleveland.  He was a good citizen and kind parent and was respected by all who knew him.  --  [Most likely re-printed from another paper due to its' references to Wooster, but that other paper was not identified;  Plymouth Advertiser: 21 February 1914, Vol. 61, No. 14]

Brandt, Joseph -- DIED -- Near Richland station, Feb. 4th., Joseph Brandt, aged 79 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 14 February 1884, Vol. 34, No. 13]

Brandt, Margaret -- DIED -- Near Crestline, August 14th., Margaret, wife of David Brandt, deceased, aged 71 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 28 August 1884, Vol. 34, No. 41]

Brandt, Minnie (Dill) -- Butler.  Mrs. Minnie Brandt nee Dill died Tuesday morning at her home, north of town, after about three weeks' illness with typhoid fever.  The funeral took place at Mt. Zion, Wednesday at 2 o'clock.  Deceased leaves a little son and several brothers to mourn their loss.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 20 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 43]

Brandt, Sarah E. -- Sarah E., wife of B. T. Brandt, died Saturday, Feb. 12, at 11:30 p.m. at her home on Cline Ave., aged 53 years.  She leaves a husband and eight children, five sons and three daughters.  Funeral services at her late home Tuesday at 1 p.m.  Friends invited.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 15 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 13]

Brandt, Susannah -- d. 4/14/1869 at Springfield Twp.;  64y, 1m, 11d;  b. Pennsylvania;  white;  cause:  flux;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Branham, Frances -- 71Y;  d. 5/6/1955 at Louisa, KY;  native of Derifield, VA  [MNJ 5/7/1955]

Branigan, John -- Bellville.  The remains of the late Mr. John Branigan, which were brought here from West Liberty, O., Wednesday afternoon, were placed in the receiving vault in Mound View Cemetery, Thursday morning, following services in St. Vincent DePaul's church.  Mr. Branigan's death was very sudden, resulting from the bursting of a blood vessel in his head while coughing.  He leaves a wife and one child.   Mr. Branigan was a former resident of Bellville.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  26 October 1906, Vol. 14, No. 39 reprinted from the Mt. Vernon Republican News]

Brannan, Louis Grant -- Louis Grant, 9-months-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Brannan, of 14 Scott Street, died Saturday a.m. of cholera infantum.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Frank G. McFarlan, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  18 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 86]

Brannen, Hettie -- bur. 8/15/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  5y, 5m, 5d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1876]

Brannon, ---- -- DIED -- At Vernon Junction, October 27th., a young son of Mr. & Mrs. Barney Brannon. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 06 November 1884, Vol. 34, No. 51]

Brannon, Hezekiah -- Hezekiah Brannon died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock at his late residence, No. 35 Lily Street, after a long and serious illness.  The deceased leaves a wife and two daughters.  The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence under the auspices of the G.A.R. of which the deceased was a member.  The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. L.G. Batman, pastor of the First Christian church, of which the deceased was a faithful member.  He was 50 years and 2 months old.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  21 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 52]

Brannon, Joseph -- d. 6/12/1869 at Troy Twp.;  60y;  b. Virginia;  farmer;  white;  cause:  bowel complaint;  res. Troy Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brant, William T. -- Saturday.  Wm. T. Brant, aged about 32 years, died at his home on Oak Street, at 8 o'clock last night.  The deceased was taken with a severe attack of la grippe some weeks ago and was recovering when he sustained a relapse, which finally caused death.  A wife and two small children are left to mourn the loss of a husband and father.  The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. H.L. Wiles officiating.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 May 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 1]

Brant, William T. Jr. -- William T. Brant, Jr., died at 7 o'clock Monday a.m. at his home on Cemetery Street.  He leaves a wife and two children.  He was in his 28th. year.  Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  09 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 66]

Branyan, Rebecca -- Monday.  Rebecca Branyan, aged 67 years, widow of R.A. Branyan, died at her home, No. 59 West Fourth Street, Sunday at 12 o'clock, noon.  The family of the deceased moved to this city from Duncannon, Pa., about fourteen years ago.  Mrs. Branyan was the mother of five children, of whom, Milton and Wm. Branyan, the coal dealers, are residents of this city.  The deceased has always lead a consistent Christian life, being a member of the Methodist church of this city.  Her death was the result of a severe attack of la grippe and nervous prostration.  The funeral will take place Tuesday at 4 p.m.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 May 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 1]

Bray, Sarah J. -- d. 12/25/1870 at Cass Twp., lung fever;  3m;  b. Cass Twp.;  res. Cass Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brehl, John -- d. 3/27/1868 at Mansfield;  35y, 26d;  b. Germany;  laborer;  cause:  consumption;  res. Mansfield   [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brehm, ---- -- d. 6/19/1868 at Mansfield;  stillborn;  b. Ohio;  c/o Samuel & Anna Brehm;  white;  cause:  premature birth;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brehm, Mrs. Samuel -- Mrs. Emanuel Robison, of West Bloom Street, received a telegram Monday announcing the death of Mrs. Samuel Brehm, of Cissna Park, Ill. formerly of this city.  Interment at Cissna Wednesday.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  14 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 4]

Brehm, Susanna -- bur. 1/26/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  64y, 7m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Brenneman, Jacob -- Jacob Brenneman, a pioneer resident of Holmes County, was found dead at his home in Washington Township on last Friday evening.  Mr. Brenneman drove to Loudonville on Thursday morning and after attending the fair returned home early in the evening.  He hitched his horse in front of the house and, it is supposed, after entering dropped dead from heart failure.  The discovery of his death was not made until Friday evening, when a school girl who had noticed his horse tied in front of the house on Thursday evening and again on Friday morning, at which time she supposed that Mr. Brenneman had risen early to go to town.  On her return from school that evening the faithful animal was still in the same place and as her curiosity was thoroughly aroused she notified the neighbors who made the discover.  Funeral services were held at noon Sunday.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  14 October 1904, Vol. 12, No. 40 as reprinted from Tuesday's Shield]

Brenner, Marie Bell -- Mrs. Marie Bell Brenner, 61, wife of Byron O. Brenner, 585 Cook Rd., died at General Hospital Friday afternoon following an extended illness.   Mrs. Brenner was born in Mansfield, Aug. 22, 1889, and was a resident of this community all her life.  She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran church, Ruth Chapter, OES, and the EMA auxiliary.  Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Edmund C. Ryan, 425 Overlook Rd., a brother, A. E. Bell of Mansfield, and two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Finefrock funeral home at 1:30 p. m. Monday by Rev. Wray C. Smith, pastor of the Holy Trinity church.  Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Submitted by Stephen B.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Saturday, June 9, 1951 p4, col3]

Brentlinger, George

Bretz, Isaac -- Isaac Bretz, a bachelor aged 60 years, was killed on the farm of Mrs. George Bretz, near Lucas, Thursday afternoon.  He was sawing logs with his nephew, Homer Bretz, on the side of a hill, when a log that became dislodged from its position rolled over him crushing him so badly that he died about four hours later.  The deceased was born on the farm now owned by David Dome, his sister's husband.  He had made his home with Mrs. George Bretz for many years.  Burial at Mt. Zion, Saturday, March 9.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  22 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 23]

Brewer, Christy A. – Mansfield. Christy A. Brewer, 20, of Findlay died Thursday, October 5, 1995, at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born Nov. 8, 1974, in Mansfield to Denis and Nancy Prosser Brewer, who now live in Findlay. She volunteered as a candy striper at Blanchard Valley Memorial Hospital in 1990 and later worked at Findlay Municipal Building for Judge Regina Routson. She graduated from Findlay High School in 1993 and attended Siena Heights College in Adrian, Mich., for one year. She also volunteered as a camp counselor for children with cystic fibrosis. She is survived by a sister, J. Brewer of Findlay; a brother, Denis Brewer of Findlay; and two half brothers, Brent Brewer of Mansfield and Brian Brewer of San Antonio, Texas. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Routson Funeral Chapel, 201 Osborn Ave., Findlay, where funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. by the Rev. Terry Bard. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Summer Camp, 4750 S. Berlington Southern Road, Swanton, 43558. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie. [Newspaper identity unknown: 7 October 1995, Pg 10A].

Brewer, Daniel

Brewer, Daniel - *see 7/3/1875 edition of the Richland Shield & Banner for resolutions of respect for the Past Grand Daniel Brewer, member of Plymouth Lodge, No. 93, I.O.O.F.

Brewer, Susan -- Died, at the residence of Mr. Michael Brewer, of this place, after a protracted illness of three weeks, on the 21st. day of Nov. last, Mrs. Susan Brewer, aged 70 years, 6 months and 5 days.  [Plymouth Advertiser: 08 December 1854, Vol. 2, No. 7]

Brey, Patrick -- Patrick Brey, well known in this city among employees of the Erie railroad, died at his home in Marion this morning at 3 o'clock.  Mr. Brey was a brother of W.M. Brey, who is superintendent of the construction train that is making some improvements along the Erie between Galion and this city (Mansfield, OH).  The funeral services will be held at Marion, Saturday morning at 8 o'clock.  [Mansfield News:  11 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 111]

Brice, Catherine Olivia -- MRS. BRICE -- Wanted to Die Within Two Years After Her Husband's Demise. SHE WAS BORN IN MANSFIELD IN 1840. During Her Distinguished Husband's Career She Was a Social Leader in Washington and the Fashionable Watering Places of the East -- She was Charitable and Sympathetic.  -- NEW YORK, DEC. 17 -- Catherine Oliva [sic.] Brice, widow of the late Senator Calvin S. Brice, of Ohio, died Saturday. She suffered from Bright's disease and heart trouble. For the last four weeks Mrs. Brice had been unable to lay down on bed or couch.  Though deeply regretted by her many friends in New York as it will be by hundreds in Ohio, death came as a great relief. Almost in her dying moments Mrs. Brice alluded with feeling to the fact that exactly two years had elapsed since her husband passed away, and, knowing that her illness was incurable, she expressed a wish that she might be taken on the same day. So she did, for Senator Brice passed away two years ago Saturday.  Mrs. Brice was devotedly attached to her husband, so much so that a friend of the family said that she had been dying ever since death separated them. She died at her home, No. 693 Fifth avenue.  Mrs. General W. P. Orr, of Piqua, and two other sisters of Mrs. Brice have been with the deceased much of the time that she has been ill. George M. Meilly, Mrs. Brice's brother, was in New York, too. The devotion of the four sisters was of a very touching nature, and the sorrow of those who remain will be shared in many homes.  Mrs. Brice was born on August 16, 1840, in Mansfield, O., where now live several relatives. Her marriage to the late Senator Brice took place about thirty years ago in Lima.  Mrs. Brice was widely identified with society in New York, Newport, and Washington. During her husband's term as senator the entertainments at the Corcoran House, which Mr. Brice leased for several years, were among the most famous in the national capital.  In Newport also Mrs. Brice's memory will live for many years as one of the most gracious hostesses in that renowned wintering place. At different times the Brice's were occupants of Stone Villa, in Bellevue avenue; The Fearing Villa, and for several seasons just before Senator Brice's death, of Beaulieu, the villa of William Waldorf Astor, where their entertainments were on the most lavish scale Aside from her life in the world of society, Mrs. Brice was a sympathetic and philanthropic woman always aiding those struggling in their desire to gain headway in education, music or the arts.  She was personally devoted to music, and had defrayed the expenses of study abroad with great musicians of several children of her schoolgirl friends.  Mrs. Brice is survived by three sons and two daughters -- Captain Stuart Meily Brice, who served in Cuba during the late war, and who is a member of the new York Board of Aldermen: Kirkpatrick Brice, who has traveled much in China in arranging railway matters there, and who was in that country when his father died, and John Brice and the Misses Helen and Kate Brice.  There were brief funeral services at the Brice home, No. 693 Fifth avenue, this morning. The burial will take place in Lima, where Senator Brice is buried.  Submitted by Sally.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  17 December 1900]

Bricker, ---- -- Jackson Township.  Interred in the Mt. Bethel cemetery, on Monday, infant child of Mr. & Mrs. William Bricker.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 October 1891]

Bricker, ---- -- Monday.  The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bricker, of 99 Vennum Avenue, was found dead in bed this morning.  The parents have the sympathy of their friends.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 37]

Bricker, Anna C. (Patterson) -- Mansfield News Journal, 05 January 1957

Bricker, Bert -- The death of Bert Bricker occurred yesterday at the home of his mother in Shelby.  The deceased took ill three days before.  He leaves a mother, tow brother, and three sisters.  He was born March 4, 1868, and was 34 years old.  the funeral was held this afternoon at 3  o'clock from the residence of J.J. Shearer, the Rev. George L. Bright officiating.  the interment was in Oakland Cemetery.  Submitted by anonymous [Mansfield News Oct 19, 1902]

Bricker, Ed -- Shelby.  Ed Bricker, aged about 65 years, died Sunday of general debility.  Funeral Tuesday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  07 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 98]

Bricker, Ed -- Jackson Township.  Ed Bricker, one of Jackson's pioneers, who was well known in the county, died at his late home in Shelby, Sunday.  Funeral Tuesday.  The Bricker boys of the old generation are all dead but one son (Henry).  Ed Bricker has been cared for by the Odd Fellows for some time.  [Semi-Weekly News:  10 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 99]

Bricker, Frederick -- d. 2/19/1868 at Mansfield;  65y;  b. Germany;  baker;  white;  cause:  lung fever;  res. Mansfield   [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bricker, Harry Dale -- Died, April 1st., 1872, Harry Dale, son of Isaac & Caroline A. Bricker, aged 2 years, 2 months and 1 day.  <<scripture omitted>>  Funeral services largely attended, were held at the London church.  - N.H.L.  [Shelby Independent News:  11 April 1872, Vol. 4, No. 24]

Bricker, Isaac - - Isaac Bricker, whose serious illness was noticed in these columns a few days ago, died on Sunday.  [Mansfield Herald:  28 November 1889, Vol. 40, No. 2]

Bricker, Isaac -- The sad news of the death of Isaac Bricker, of Jackson Township, at 1:20 o'clock yesterday, reached the city this morning.  Mr. Bricker was a prominent citizen of the county and has long been identified with the best interests of the people.  He was a staunch Democrat and at one time quite prominent in local politics.  The deceased had suffered for the past five weeks with cancer of the liver.  He was about 66 years old and leaves a wife and twelve children, nine of whom are still living at home and three are married.  Mr. Bricker had, by hard work and economy, accumulated an estate valued at $75,000, consisting of 595 acres in Richland County and 640 acres in Iowa, the latter being under the management of his son Charles.  Mr. B. was one of the original '49 California pioneers and had crossed the continent twice.  The funeral will take place Tuesday at 10 o'clock from his late residence in Jackson Township.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 28]

Bricker, Rachel -- DIED -- August 2d., 1870, RACHEL BRICKER, relict of Henry Bricker, deceased, and mother of Dr. W.R. Bricker, aged 81 years.  She was one of the pioneers in this section of the country, having removed from Pennsylvania with her husband in 1837.  [Shelby Independent News:  11 August 1870, Vol. 2, No. 41]

Bricker, Rachael -- d. 8/2/1870 at Jackson Twp., heart disease;  80y;  widowed;  b. Pennsylvania;  farmer;  res. Jackson Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bricker, S.S. -- DIED -- At Reading, Pa., Feb. 17th., at the residence of his son-in-law Harry S. Landis, S.S. Bricker in his 77th. year. -- THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 06 March 1884, Vol. 34, No. 16]

Bricker, Susan -- DIED at her home in Franklin township, April 20th., 1883, Mrs. Susan Bricker, aged 56 years, 5 months and 9 days.  Mrs. Bricker was for many years severely afflicted with heart disease, during all which time she manifested a perfect resignation to the will of God.  In her last illness she had not a word of complaint to offer.  She was a kind neighbor, a devoted daughter, and an affectionate mother.  The entire community laments her loss and deeply sympathizes with the bereaved family.   [Ohio Liberal:  25 April 1883]

Bricker, Susan

Bricker, William R. (Dr.)

Bricker, William R. -- Dr. W.R. Bricker, an old and prominent citizen of Shelby, was found dead in his bed Tueday about noon.  He was the oldest physician in Shelby and was highly respected.  He was about 75 years of age, and leaves two daughters, one of whom, Mrs. James Currie, is the wife of a well known dry goods man of Shelby.  He was an uncle of Samuel Bricker, of this city.  The funeral will occur tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  11 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 74]

Bridgeland, J. Ralph -- [Mansfield News Journal, 08 February 1985, p. 7A]

Bridgman, Perline -- DIED -- At Shelby, September 18th., Perline Bridgman, aged 9 months and 17 days. [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 25 September 1884, Vol. 34, No. 45]

Bridgman, William Frederick [Bridgeman]

Brigden, Sara Fielding -- d. 6/11/1955 at Forestville, PA;  former Mansfield and Lucas resident  [MNJ 6/13/1955]

Briggle, Mrs. Albert (nee Parks) -- Horrible death.  Literally cut to pieces!  That was the horrible fate that overtook Mrs. Albert Briggle Monday morning at the sawmill of her husband a half mile south of Knapp post office, a settlement near Johnsville.  Mrs. Briggle was assisting her husband at his sawmill.  In running a piece of timber through the saw it became entangled and threw her against the saw, literally cutting her to pieces.  The unfortunate woman was about 37 years of age.  She leaves two daughters, one aged about 17 and the other 8 years.  She was the daughter of Thomas Parks and a sister of Mrs. Levi Croley.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 88]

Briggs, George -- Geo. Briggs, the well known pioneer farmer, lived for many years north of the city six miles, died at the home of his son-in-law H. R. VanWagner near Plymouth, O. on Saturday evening Oct. 4. He was born Dec. 1, 1825 at Waddington, Lincolnshire, England and emigrated to this country in 1833. On May 4, 1848, he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Gunsaullus, who died January 30, 1856. To this union three children were born Mrs. Mary A. Van Wagner, Nancy A., who died Sept. 12, 1979, and Watson N., of Summit, S.D. He was again united in marriage Oct. 1, 1857, to Mary Cuykendall, who survives him. To this union four sons were born. William F., Roeliff B., Wilbert T. and Roy C. all of whom are dead except the latter. Funeral services were held from the VanWagner home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Dr. A. C. Miller and were quite largely attended. Submitted by Terry W. [SHELBY NEWS, Shelby, Ohio, Friday, October 17, 1902, page 1]

Briggs, Gracie -- Shelby.  Gracie Briggs, aged 18, died Saturday last of congestion of the lungs brought on by typhoid fever.  Funeral services were held Sunday at the M.E. Church.  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 6]

Briggs, Jesse -- Jesse Briggs, who resides on a farm three miles and a half northwest of Shelby, died at the family home Thursday morning, Jan. 11, at 8 o'clock, at the age of 91 years.  It is said of the deceased that he was as fine an old man as ever lived.  He was a local Methodist minister and attended all the conferences of the Methodist church.  When the last conference was held in this city he was present at nearly every session although 91 years old.  His wife died a number of years ago, but he is survived by three sons, Jacob, William and A.B. Briggs.  The funeral services will be held at the house at 9:30 o'clock standard Saturday morning and services at the Methodist church in Shelby at 10:30.  The funeral will be conducted by Rev. A.E. Winter.  The interment will occur in the Oakland Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  19 January 1906, Vol. 13, No. 51 from the Shelby Globe]

Briggs, Robert -- Robert Briggs, an old and highly esteemed citizen, passed suddenly away June 11th., at his home near Plymouth.  Deceased was born in Lincolnshire, England, September 1, 1830.  He was united in marriage in 1850 to Miss Martha Doty.  To them were born one child, a daughter, who preceded him to the better land in 1886.  In early life he united with the M.E. Church, of which he has ever been a faithful member.  He leaves a wife and one grandson to mourn his sudden death. -- L.D.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 June 1892]

Briggs, Robert -- Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Doty were called to Plymouth yesterday by the sudden death of their brother-in-law, Robert Briggs, aged 62 years.  He has been a resident of that township for over fifty years;  was highly respected and will not only be missed by his wife and little twelve-years-old grand-son, but by the whole community.  The M.E. church, of which he has long been a faithful member, will also miss his devoted Christian influence.  Interment was made in the Plymouth Cemetery on the 13th. inst.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 June 1892]

Briggs, William (Dr.) -- 86Y;  d. 4/24/1954 at home, Shelby;  b. 2/13/1891 at south of Lexington, OH;  Mason;  h/o Lucile  [MNJ 4/26/1954]

Bright, Edna L. -- Edna L. Bright - Mansfield - Edna Leona Bright, 87, former of Lucas, the widow of George Bright, died Wednesday afternoon in the Lexington Court Nursing Home after a two year illness.  Mrs. Bright was born July 14, 1898, at Little River, Kan., and had lived in the Mansfield area for the past 48 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God.  She is survived by two sons, John L. of Lucas and Philip S. of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Francis Shoenfeld of Topeka, Kan.  Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by Rev. Jerry Lambert of the First Assembly of God. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.  Submitted by Gary.  [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL:  13 February 1986]

Bright, George -- Lucas Grocer And Councilman, Dies At 53 - LUCAS - George Bright, 53, village councilman and grocer here for 14 years, died suddenly of a heart attack in his home at 5:30 a.m. today.  A native of Phillipsburg, Pa., Mr. Bright leaves his widow, Edna; three sons, George Jr., John L., and Phillip S., all at home; his parents, Rev. and Mrs. George S. Bright of Lucas; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Snyder of Elyria, Mrs. Wesley Lucas of Bellville and Mrs. D.R. Warthen of North Hollywood, Calif., and six brothers, M.L. of Mifflin, Philip of Medford, Ore., Paul of Denver, Colo., Andrew of San Francisco, Calif., and Joseph and Eugene, both of Lucas.  The body was taken to the Byerly funeral home where arrangements are incomplete. (Mansfield News Journal, Thursday, September 21, 1950) Submitted by Gary

Bright, Thomas -- Word was received Saturday night by relatives in this city to the effect that Thomas Bright, an old and highly respected resident Clearcreek township, Ashland county, had passed away that afternoon.  Mr. Bright lived about six miles northwest of Ashland, where he has resided all his life.  He returned from California some weeks ago and since that time has been in failing health.  The cause of his demise was old age and a complication of diseases.  The deceased was nearly 70 years of age, was unmarried and quite wealthy.  His brother, Elijah, died about five weeks ago and it is thought that this hastened the death of the older brother.  Mr. Bright was related to the Ford families of this city and has a number of friends in this vicinity, who will be sorry to learn of his death.  The funeral of Mr. Bright was held from his home at 10:00 this morning.  Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ford and Eb Ford, of Wood street, P.P. Ford and son Ed and W.E. Ford attended the funeral.  [Mansfield News:  07 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 185]

Brill, Charles -- d. 3/22/1868 at Mansfield;  35y, 26d;  b. Germany;  white;  cause:  consumption and dropsy;  res. Mansfield   [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brill, Mary -- Monday.  Mary, wife of John Brill, aged 25 years, died at the residence of her husband, on Wayne Street, last Saturday afternoon, at 4 o'clock.  The remains were sent to Wheeling, W. Va., at 9:55 this morning for burial.  Mr. Brill is a moulder at the Eclipse Stove Works and formerly resided at Wheeling.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 21 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 44]

Brilski, Sally Ann -- Mansfield - Sally Ann Briski, 72, of 522 Midland Drive, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at her daughter Merry's home after a long illness.  She was born in Mansfield on Nov. 22, 1927 to Charles and Frances Swisher Burgett.  Sally was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and Mansfield General Nursing School in 1948.  She was a dedicated Registered Nurse for 45 years.  She enjoyed reading, caring for others and spending time with her family.  She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Suzanne and Russell Stevens of Westerville, Merry and Bill Kanz, with whom she made her home, and Jane Lewis of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Stephanie Brilski of Worthington; six loving grandchildren, Jacqueline and Jennifer Stevens, Matthew Kanz, Leah, Delaney and Brett Brilski; and a great-granddaughter, Clara Marie Stevens.  She is also survived by a sister, Mary Gassaway of Sarasota, Fla., who provided love, special care and comfort during her last days.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Hank" Brilski, and her parents.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 53 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, Oh.  In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, Inc., 1605 Ashland County Road, 1095 Ashland 44805, or to First Englih Lutheran Church.  Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal: July 9, 2000 p.2B)

Briner, Jacob -- Shelby.  Jacob Briner, aged 82, died Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock of blood poisoning.  The funeral will be held Saturday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  08 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 81]

Briner, James -- *see also:  James Bryner

Briner, Julia -- DIED -- Near Shelby, Sept. 17th., Julia A. Briner, aged 65 years, 9 months and 6 days. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 25 September 1884, Vol. 34, No. 45]

Briner, Maria -- Mrs. Maria Briner, of Shelby, died last evening at 11:25 o’clock at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. G.A. McGinley, 601 South Diamond street. Infirmities of old age were responsible for her death. Mrs. Briner came to Mansfield a week ago to visit with her granddaughter, but was taken seriously ill last Thursday and never recovered. She is 92 years of age, and had lived practically her entire life in Richland county, for many years her home in Shelby. Two sons: G. W. Briner and Conrad Briner, and a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Sharrock, of Shelby, survive her.  [Mansfield News, 24 June 1919]

Briner, Mary Elizabeth -- DIED -- At the residence of Mr. John Hollenbaugh, near Shelby, Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH BRINER, aged 83 years, 3 months and 14 days.  She was born in Berks County, Pa., September 29th., 1788, died December 13th., 1871.  At about 18 years of age she united with the church, and in her old age, and sad hours of affliction, found saving comfort in her Redeemer.  Many relations and friends attended her funeral at the London Church. [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS:  21 December 1871, Vol. 4, No. 8]

Briner, Sarah -- Shelby.  The funeral services of Mrs. Sarah Briner, relict of the late John Briner, of Jackson Township, were conducted at the home of her son, William Briner, at 10 a.m. Sunday.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 September 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 19]

Bringman, J.E. -- d. 4/10/1869 at Franklin Twp.;  1y, 3m;  b. Franklin Twp.;  cause:  lung fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brink, Addie -- At Wellington, Sept. 17th., Addie, daughter of P.S. Brink, aged 13 years, 9 months and 21 days. Her remains were interred in Plymouth Cemetery on Thursday. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 25 September 1884, Vol. 34, No. 45]

Brinkerhoff, David -- Tuesday.  David Brinkerhoff, oldest brother of General R. Brinkerhoff, of this city, died at Plymouth yesterday in the 78th. year of his age and will be buried Wednesday, at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence.  Mr. Brinkerhoff has been in failing health for some months past and his death was not unexpected.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 October 1892]

Brinkerhoff, Josiah -- Thurs. morning at 2:20 a.m., Josiah Brinkerhoff died at his home in Plymouth, at the age of 74, having been born in Cayuga county, N.Y., in December 1815, removing to Plymouth township in 1834. The funeral will take place Sat. at 1:30 p.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  25 July 1889, Vol. 39, No. 36]

Brinkerhoff, Josiah -- Josiah Brinkerhoff, president of the First National Bank of Plymouth, died last night at his home in that village after an illness of about one week.  Mr. Brinkerhoff was 74 years old and had been connected with that financial institution for many years.  He had a large circle of acquaintances, having lived in that village over 50 years.  The deceased was a brother of the late Judge Jacob Brinkerhoff, of this place, and was born in Cayuga County, N.Y., in December, 1815.  He came to this county with his father in 1834 and settled in Plymouth Township.  He afterwards moved to the village and was elected president of the above mentioned financial institution in 1874.  He was an uncle of attorney George Brinkerhoff and a cousin of Gen. Brinkerhoff, of this city.  For many years he has been a leading member of the Lutheran Church of that village and was a liberal contributor to all public benevolence and a free giver to private charity.  He leaves a wife.  The funeral will take place on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 July 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 9]

Brinkerhoff, Lenora Denius - d. 7/14/1954 at Springfield, OR;  b. 10/23/1873 near Lexington, Richland, OH;  w/o M.S. (d. 1934)  [MNJ 7/18/1954]

Brinkerhoff, Margaret -- Gen. Brinkerhoff and Judge Brinkerhoff went to Plymouth Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Margaret Brinkerhoff, sister-in-law of Gen. Brinkerhoff.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 82]

Brinkerhoff, Mrs. M.S. -- Mrs. M.S. Brinkerhoff of Shelby died Saturday night of pneumonia.  She leaves a husband and six children ranging in age from three months to twelve years.  The remains will be taken to Plymouth for interment, Tuesday at 1 p.m.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  14 March 1910]

Brinkerhoff, Persis -- Died, on Wednesday morning last, of consumption, Persis, wife of Peter S. Brinkerhoff.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  05 January 1855, Vol. 2, No. 11]

Brinkle, Fred -- About half past 10:00 Monday morning, Fred Brinkle, formerly a stone cutter, while in a vat at the paper mill, was buried under about two tons of wet straw heated to about 175 degrees.  Dr. Reed was deputized coroner and found the cause of death accidental in accordance with the facts.  Brinkle was aged 45 and leaves a family.  [Mansfield Herald:  07 November 1889, Vol. 39, No. 51]

Brinkle, Frederick -- Thursday.  The funeral of Frederick Brinkle, who was killed at the Paper Mill on Tuesday, took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 25]

Brinley, S. Earl -- S. Earl Brinley, who died at a Columbus hospital Saturday, was 34 years of age, and is survived by a son Floyd. His father, Frank Brinley, three brothers, Cassius, Clyde and Jay, and four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Maxwell, Mrs. Nellie Aplin, Mrs. Fairy Ellsworth and Mrs. Ruth McGinty, all of this city, also survive him. The body was brought here this morning and taken to Schroer's chapel, from which place funeral services were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon conducted by the Rev. M. L. Jenney of the First Christian church. Submitted by Faye and Jean. [THE MANSFIELD NEWS, Monday, October 1, 1917]

Brinley, Samuel G. -- Mr. Samuel G. Brinley, one of our most worthy and useful citizens, died at his residence on Bloom St., on Tuesday night last, aged 45 years, 3 months and 16 days.  He has been engaged for a number of years as master builder and for the last year or two his health has been declining, but nevertheless has been active in his business until the past two or three weeks, since which he had been confined to his bed.  He leaves a family and many friends to mourn his decease.  Mr. Brinley's vocation as master builder cannot well be filled.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 December 1876]

Brinley, Samuel G. -- bur. 12/26/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  45y, 3m, 16d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Brissel, John

Brissol, Wm. -- Wm. Brissol, aged 26 years, a brakeman in the local P.F. railroad yards, met with an accident last evening, which cost him his life.  Brissol was in the act of pulling a pin between two freight cars when he slipped and fall under the train.  His right leg was broken between the knee and hip, while he also sustained a fractured thigh and internal injuries.  It was at first supposed that the man was not fatally hurt and he was taken to the baggage room at the union depot and Dr. Loughridge summoned.  The internal injuries caused death at 8:45 p.m.  Brissol was formerly an employee of the Mansfield Buggy Works and is a member of its Benefit Association.  He is also a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and of the Pennsylvania Co's. relief department.  The deceased leaves a wife and one child 18 months old, residing on Orange Street.  The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the Catholic church.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 December 1892]

Bristor, Henry -- Henry Bristor died Sunday afternoon 2:15 at the age of 82, from the effects of a paralytic stroke received Saturday.  Funeral Tuesday afternoon from the residence of his son, Dr. J.R. Bristor at the corner of Second and Sugar streets.  He has been an Odd Fellow for 48 years, having joined at Washington, Pa.  He is now a member of the Steubenville lodge.  Dr. T.G. is also a son, and there are four daughters.  [Mansfield Herald:  28 August 1890, Vol. 40, No. 41]

Bristor, Henry -- Saturday.  The venerable Henry Bristor, father of Drs. Thos. G. and James R. Bristor, died at his home on East First Street, Sunday afternoon at 2:15 from paralysis.  Saturday afternoon Mr. Bristor sustained a rigorous paralytic stroke from the effects of which he did not recover and died as stated above.  The deceased was 82 years old last June and leaves a wife and six children, two sons and four daughters.  He joined an I.O.O.F. lodge forty-eight years ago in Washington, Pa., and was, at the time of his death a member of the Steubenville, O. lodge.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence of Dr. James R. Bristor, at the corner of Sugar and Second streets, under the auspices of the local lodges I.O.O.F., Rev. H.A. Sumrell officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 August 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 15]

Bristor, Minerva -- Mrs. Minerva Bristor, widow of Henry M. Bristor, died Thursday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m., at her residence, corner of Second and Sugar Street, aged 82 years.  Her husband died about six years ago and the day of her funeral was the 64th. anniversary of her marriage.  The living children of the deceased are:  Dr. James R. and Miss Sadie Bristor, of this city;  Mrs. Anna Beagle, of Leighton, Ala.;  Mrs. Minerva Ferris, of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Thomas Orr, of Pittsburg.  The deceased children are:  Dr. Thomas G. Bristor, Henry Bristor, John Bristor who was killed at the battle of Gettysburg, and Mrs. Henrietta McIlvaine, of Macon, Mo.  The deceased at 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Funeral Saturday afternoon, Feb. 27, at 2 o'clock from the residence of Dr. James R. Bristor, corner Second and Sugar streets, the Rev. F.G. McFarlan, officiating.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 18]

Bristor, Thomas G. (Dr.)

Britch, ---- -- bur. 7/27/1877 at Mansfield Cem., premature birth *infant*  [Ohio Liberal:  08 August 1877]

Britcher, Charles "Charlie"  -- Bellville.  Charlie Britcher, a B.&O. brakeman, whose parents reside here, was accidently killed at Chicago Junction on Friday, Sept. 24.  His remains were went home that evening.  The funeral took place from his father's residence, on Markey Street at 2 p.m., on Saturday.  The service was conducted by Rev. Austin Philpot.  Young Britcher was nearly 22 years of age.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 19]

Britcher, Charles "Charlie" -- Sunday.  Charles Britcher, a Baltimore and Ohio brakeman, aged about 21, was instantly killed Friday afternoon near Monroeville by falling between the cars.  He was running on top of a box car and stumbled.  His head was entirely severed from the body and one arm and one leg were also cut off.  His remains were taken to his home at Bellville for burial.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 19]

Britcher, Floretta -- Bellville.  Miss Floretta Britcher died April 30th., of consumption, aged 28 years.  Rev. Kapp was called upon to conduct the funeral services, the Friday following.  --  [Bellville Star:  08 May 1884, Vol. 7, No. 32]

Britcher, Jacob -- Jacob Britcher, one of Bellville's few remaining pioneers, died last Friday afternoon of general debility, aged 82 years.  He had been sick for a long time.  He was an old Pennsylvanian, but had resided in Bellville for the last 45 or 50 years.  He had been married twice and was the father of 15 children.  He was well known by everybody and we never heard him spoken ill of.  The obsequies took place from the house last Sunday afternoon under the auspices of Bellville Lodge, No. 306, I.O.O.F., of which he was a member.  Rev. E.B. Shumaker of the M.E. church preached the funeral sermon and the remains were laid to rest in the Bellville Cemetery.  Quite a number of relatives and friends from abroad attended the funeral.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  04 June 1903, Vol. 11, No. 12]

Broach, Augusta Harriet -- Mrs. Augusta H. Broach, 83, a lifelong resident of Windsor, died at the home of her son Joseph, in Windsor last night.  Mrs. Broach was born there Sept. 30, 1854.  The survivors include the son, two brothers, Fremont and Elmer Broach, all of this vicinity, and three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  The body was removed to the Wappner funeral home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. B.F. Hagelberger of the First Christian church officiating.  Burial will be in the Pavonia cemetery.  Submitted by Doris M.  [unknown paper:  unknown date;  died 3/24/1938] *see also:  Death Certificate.

Broach, Lina -- Pavonia.  The funeral of the three-months-old daughter, Lina, of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Broach was held from their home in Windsor, Wednesday of last week, conducted by Rev. J.B. Jones.  Submitted by Doris M.  [unknown paper:  unknown date;  died 2/11/1908]

Broach, Peter -- The Shiloh Times says that Peter Broach died on Sabbath morning of last week.  He was one of the oldest, and most respected citizens of Cass Township.  [Shelby Independent News:  07 March 1872, Vol. 4, No. 19]

Broach, Peter -- Pavonia.  Peter Broach aged 88 years, died August 6 and was buried at Milton Church.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. F.I. Johnson.  Mr. Broach was an active member of Milton Church for more than 56 years in which he held many responsible positions.  Three sons and one daughter are left to mourn his loss.  Submitted by Doris M.  [unknown paper:  unknown date;  date of death 8/6/1900]

Broach, Lydia Ann -- Windsor.  Mrs. Broach, wife of Peter Broach, died very suddenly Friday evening aged 74 years.  Mrs. Broach was in her usual health up to within a few minutes of her death, and died while sitting in her chair.  Funeral services Sunday at 1 o'clock.  Interment at Milton.  Submitted by Doris M.  [unknown paper:  31 December 1895]

Broadhead, Hattie -- d. 3/30/1869 at Plymouth;  71y;  b. Ulster Co., NY;  white;  cause:  diseases;  res. Plymouth Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Broadhead, Jemima -- d. 6/28/1869 at Plymouth;  42y;  b. Ulster Co., NY;  white;  cause:  diseases;  res. Plymouth Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Broadhead, Mrs. Marvin -- Mrs. Marvin Broadhead, residing about four miles southwest of Plymouth, and who had been in a sickly condition nearly since the holidays, passed from life into eternity Saturday morning of last week.  Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday forenoon, interment being made in Greenlawn Cemetery.  [Plymouth Advertiser: 13 March 1915, Vol. 62, No. 17]

Broadwell, ---- -- It is with deep regret and sympathy for the bereaved husband and family, that we announce the death, on Thursday morning last, of the beloved wife of Rev. J.S. Broadwell, at the age of 49 years and 11 months. Memorial services, conducted by Rev. E.Y. Warner, presiding elder, were held on Saturday in the M.E. Church. Appropriate remarks were made by Rev. Warner, Rev. F.S. Hoyt, of Cincinnati, Rev. A.J. Lyon, former pastor of the church, and by Rev. Warner, of Ashland. After the services the remains were carried to the cemetery and placed in the vault, where they find a resting place until Mr. Broadwell is assigned to a new field of labor, when, in accordance with the dying request of the deceased, the body will be removed to that place for interment. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 30 August 1883, Vol. 33, No. 41]

Broadwell, Mrs. C.S. -- Entered into eternal life, Thursday morning, August 23d., 1883, Mrs. C.S. Broadwell, wife of Rev. J.S. Broadwell, aged 49 years and 11 months.    Mrs. Broadwell was born at Dalton, Wayne county, O., in September, 1833, and in 1854 was united in marriage with Rev. J.S. Broadwell, who in that year entered upon his ministerial labors.  With him she shared the joys and sorrows, the pleasures and discomforts incident to the itinerant ministry, and during a period of nearly thirty years was the faithful helper of her husband in his labors of love.   A fervent Christian, a true and noble wife, and a loving mother, her life was a constant benison to those related by the ties of nature, and to numerous circles of friends to whom she became endeared in the communities in which the family have resided.  During her sickness, which was of long duration, she manifested a patience and resignation in keeping with her implicit faith in God, and while expressing a desire to live for the sake of her family, was ready for the Saviour’s call, and when the summons came, she passed from earth to heaven in the glorious triumph of a blessed immortality.   The funeral services of the deceased were held in the Methodist church, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the church being filled to overflowing with sorrowing friends.  Floral tributes beautiful and appropriate in design, and many in number, the offerings of loving friends were distributed about the pulpit and chancel.  One of the most beautiful was a piece representing the “Gages Ajar” composed of white roses and heliotropes, at the entrance to the gates bearing the appropriate inscription “Rest”.  This piece was the offering of the Ladies’ Aid and Missionary Society.   Another of the floral pieces was a beautiful “Cross and Crown” of roses resting upon a base, representing a harvest field in which the wheat stubble, showing that the reapers had garnered the harvest, gave an appropriate portrayal of “The Field of Life”.  A floral pillow bearing the word “Mother”, a harp, three beautiful crosses, an anchor and cross, a boat and beautiful wreaths and rigs, all the offerings of friends, formed decorations varied and appropriate in design.   The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.Y. Warner, Presiding Elder of the Mansfield District, assisted by Rev. Dr. Hoyt, of Cincinnati, Rev. Pearsons of Ashland, and Rev. A.J. Lyon of Berea.  After the singing of several appropriate selections by the choir, prayer was offered by Dr. Hoyt, after which the choir sang “The Home of the Soul” one of the favorite songs of the deceased.  Rev. Pearsons read from the 21st. chapter of Revelation, when Rev. Warner delivered a discourse from the text, “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”   Following the discourse remarks were made by Dr. Hoyt and Rev. Lyon, the latter speaking touchingly of his long and intimate acquaintance with the departed and her husband and the similar bereave – he sustained while at this pastorate.   The funeral cortege left the parsonage about 4 P.M. and the remains were placed in the cemetery vault whence they will be removed to the next home of the pastor and his family. [Ohio Liberal: 29 August 1883]

Broadwell, Mrs. J.S. -- The wife of Rev. J.S. Broadwell died at Mansfield the 23rd. inst., aged 49 years.  --  [Bellville Star:  30 August 1883, Vol. 6, No. 48]

Broadwell, Rush -- On the 19th. inst., a colored waiter at the North American Hotel, Mansfield, O., attacked a colored barber, named Rush Broadwell, in the streets with a club, and killed him.  The reason assigned was that the latter had enticed the wife of the former away from him.  The murderer was arrested and committed to jail.  [Ohio Repository (Canton, OH):  28 June 1848]

Brocaw, Susan (Norris)  -- Newville.  Mrs. Henry Brocaw died last Friday morning of heart failure.  She was a daughter of Wm. Norris.  The remains were interred Monday at the Easterly Cemetery.  William Norris, brother of the deceased, of Chicago, attended the funeral.   --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 24]

Brocaw, Susan (Norris) -- TIMOTHY RIDGE -- Mrs. Mary Wildman and Mrs. Nancy Kanaga, of Ashtabula, arrived on Sunday morning to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Susan Brocaw. She died on Saturday morning, was buried on Monday at Worthington Chapel. Rev. Deeds preached the funeral sermon. She leaves a great number of friends to mourn her loss. She was a daughter of William Norris.  --  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  25 October 1894, Vol. 7, No. 24]

Brocwell, Walter S.

Brodawicz, Anna -- Mrs. Anna Brodawicz, a resident of Spring Grove addition, Mansfield, for the past 25 years, died at 7 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Podleski, 4 St. Clair street. Mrs. Brodawicz was born in Germany 96 years ago and came to this country about 1900. She is survived by the daughter, 7 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic church. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of a grandchild, Mrs. George Kurek, 15 Howard street, with burial in Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley [Monday 4 May 1925 p.12 Mansfield Democratic Journal]

Brodhead, William -- [Mansfield News Journal, 24 February 1987]

Brogan, Mrs. John -- Mrs. John Brogan died very suddenly Thursday morning at 5 o'clock at her home, 347 South Main Street of heart trouble.  Funeral services Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic church.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 35]

Brogan, Robert M.—67, former resident of 127 ½ North Water St., died last night at the Castle Nursing Home in Millersburg where he had been a patient the past four years. A native of Barberville, Ky., he had lived in the Loudonville area for 13 years. Mr. Brogan was a World War II veteran. He had been employed as a mechanic. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rufus Atherton of Perrysville; one sister, Miss Virginia Brogan of Dayton; two brothers, James of Dayton and William of Tennessee; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Banks Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Dale officiating. Burial will be in the Bunker Hill Cemetery with the American Legion conducting graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home starting Friday. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Gay Hoffman. [Mansfield News Journal, Wed., 12/24/1969, p. 18]

Brohm, ---- -- d. 7/21/1869 at Mansfield;  no age listed;  b. Mansfield;  c/o George & Ann Brohm;  cause:  apoplexy;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brollier, Sarah A. "Sade" -- Sarah A. Brollier died at her home on Markey Street about 3 o'clock last Sunday afternoon, after a lingering illness, aged 66 years last January.  The obsequies took place from her late home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 with her pastor, Rev. E.B. Shumaker, as the officiating minister.  The interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery.  A large concourse of relatives and friends attended the funeral.  "Sade" as she was always called was a fine woman and a very useful woman, and when it came to philanthropy she was not excelled by anybody in Bellville.  Her casket was profusely decorated with the very choicest and most fragrant cut flowers.  Deceased was a great lover of flowers while living and always kept a conservatory of her own.  She was the widow of a soldier of the civil war.  She leaves seven brothers and sisters to mourn their loss and a world of friends.  Peace be to her ashes.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  19 March 1903, Vol. 11, No. 11]

Brollier, Nancy (Loos) -- Dividing Ridge. Word was received here by Mrs. Sadie Wineland, of the death of her cousin, Mrs. William Brollier, at Lima, last week. Mrs. Brollier before her marriage was Nancy Loos, and resided in the vicinity near Bellville. [Richland County Leader: 08 February 1923, Vol. 4, No. 6]

Bronson, ---- -- With regret we announce the death of the estimable wife of Rev. Dr. Bronson, pastor of the Grace Episcopal Church of this city.  The aged lady had been ill for some years past but was able to be about until a short time ago, when she was confined to her bed.  Her illness terminated suddenly and fatally Monday night.  The remains were taken to Norwalk to-day for interment.  The deceased was about sixty-five years of age.  [Ohio Liberal:  26 March 1879]

Bronson, Shirlock A. -- The funeral of the late Dr. Shirlock A. Bronson was largely attended at Grace Episcopal church, Friday afternoon, the remains lying in state from 1 to 3 p.m.  The services were conducted by Rev. S.M. Holden, assisted by Rev. A.B. Putnam of Cleveland, Rev. W.M. Brown of Galion, Rev. Atwell of Toledo and others.  Bishop Leonard delivered an address.  Prof. W.B. Bodine, president of Kenyon college, arrived too late to deliver the address he intended.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  15 May 1890, Vol. 40, No. 26]

Bronson, Shirlock A. -- The Rev. Dr. S.A. Bronson was stricken with a recurrence of heart trouble at 11 o'clock this morning and at 3 o'clock this afternoon he was unconscious and believed to be dying.  Dr. Bronson was 83 years old on the first inst., and has been a resident of Mansfield since 1872 when he came here as rector of Grace Episcopal church, a charge which he resigned about a year ago on account of his advanced years.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  06 May 1890, Vol. 6, No. 52]  * Photo *

Bronson, Shirlock A. -- The death of the Rev. Dr. S.A. Bronson, as briefly noted in these columns yesterday, although anticipated for the previous 24 hours, was nevertheless a shock, as earlier in the day yesterday, and until 2 o'clock in the afternoon, he was believed to be a little better.  The funeral will occur from Grace church to-morrow at 3 o'clock p.m.  Bishop Leonard, of Cleveland, will officiate and be assisted by the clergy of the Episcopal church.  The interment will be made in the Mansfield Cemetery.  The deceased was a native of Danbury, Conn., and came to Lorain County, Ohio with his parents in his infancy in 1807.  He attended Kenyon College and was graduated from that institution in 1833 and two years later was ordained to the ministry in the Episcopal church.  From 1845 to 1850 he was president of Kenyon College and in 1867 he was professor of ecclesiastical history in the same institution.  He came to this city as rector of Grace Episcopal church in 1872 and held that charge until about one year ago when he resigned on account of the growing infirmities of age.  Dr. Bronson was endeared to all who knew him.  He was a grand man in all respects.  He was a thorough scholar and possessed of all those qualities of mind and heart which gave him a place of high esteem and regard among men.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  07 May 1890, Vol. 6, No. 53]  * An additional notice about the funeral of Rev. Bronson can be found on the front page of the 09 May 1890 edition of the Mansfield Evening News.

Bronson, Shirlock A. -- *An additional notice about the death of Rev. S.A. Bronson, D.D., LL. D., can be found in the 10 May 1890 edition of Richland Shield & Banner.

Brook, James H. -- 72Y;  d. 10/21/1954 at home, Merry Brook Farm (Mansfield);  b. 8/2/1882 at Mansfield;  so Richard R. & Rachel Ann (Clark) Brook;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  22 October 1954]

Brook, William Scott -- 82Y;  d. 1/10/1952 at home, west of Ontario;  b. 12/29/1869 at Springfield Twp.;  s/o Wm. & Rebecca (Scott) Brook;  h/o Della Trimble (d. 5/1949);  bur. Ontario Cem.  [MNJl: 11 January 1952]

Brooker, George A. -- [Mansfield News Journal, 13 September 1979]

Brooker, Jane -- d. 2/18/1954 at Gen. Hosp., Mansfield;  b. at Mansfield;  body will be taken to Cleveland for cremation  [MNJ 2/19/1954]

Brooks, ---- -- d. 3/30/1868 at Springfield Twp.;  still born;  b. Springfield Twp.;  c/o William & Rebecca Brooks;  white;  cause:  premature birth;  res.  Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brooks, ---- -- d. 3/30/1868 at  Richland Co.;  still born;  b. Richland Co.;  c/o William & Rebecca Brooks;  white;  cause:  could not learn  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brooks, Charles -- Monday afternoon, near Lexington, a sad accident occurred to a young man aged about 17.  Frank Brooks and Geo. Hill, who reside at King's Corners, about three miles from Lexington, and are partners in the threshing business, went hunting, accompanied by the son of the former, Charles Brooks.  By some mishap, Geo. Hill's gun was discharged and the load struck young Brooks in the neck.  The load cut the jugular vein in striking and went out on the opposite side, also cutting the jugular vein on that side.  He died instantly.  [Mansfield Herald:  21 November 1889, Vol. 40, No. 1]

Brooks, Charles -- Tuesday.  Charles Brooks, residing at King's Corners, was shot and instantly killed near Lexington yesterday by the accidental discharge of Geo. Hill's gun.  The deceased was the son of Frank Brooks who was also with the hunting party at the time.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 27]

Brooks, Diana -- bur. 5/30/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  67y, 2m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Brooks, John -- 65Y;  d. 7/10/1954 at home, Mansfield;  b. at Alabama;  h/o Ella;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [MNJ 7/11/1954]

Brooks, Charles -- Charles Brooks, aged about fifteen years, son of Mr. James Brooks, residing immediately north of Shelby Junction, died on Monday morning last.  He was afflicted a long time with a tumor on his neck.  [Shelby Independent News:  03 September 1874, Vol. 6, No. 45]

Brooks, Richards -- Shelby.  Richards Brooks, aged 69 years, died at the home of his son-in-law, Frank Brubaker, last Sunday, afflicted with inflammation of the bowels.  He was buried here Monday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  01 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 71]

Brooks, Roy B. – ROY B. BROOKS SUCCUMBS HERE – WIDELY KNOWN INSURANCE UNDERWRITER DIES SUDDENLY THURSDAY – Roy Burton Brooks, 46, widely known Mansfield insurance underwriter, died suddenly at his home, 47 Sherman Avenue, about 4 p.m. Thursday. Although Mr. Brooks had been ill for a few days with an attack of grippe, his condition was not regarded as serious and his death came as a distinct shock to his family and a wise circle of friends. He had planned to go to Oxford this week-end to meet his son, Nelson (Ned) Brown Brooks, student in Miami University and former Mansfield high school football and basketball star. Mr. Brooks was born in Painesville on Oct. 8, 1885 and came from Columbus to Mansfield in 1926. He was associated with the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, being district manager here for some time. He was an underwriter for this company for 10 years. He was a faithful member of the Central M. E. church and was affiliated with a number of Masonic bodies, including the Blue lodge, Chapter and Council at Albion, Pa., and also the Zem Zem Temple of the Shrine at Erie, Pa. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie E. Brooks, one son, Nelson Brown Brooks, and one daughter, Carol Rebecca, at home. His mother, Mrs. Julia Brooks of Albion, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Earnest Moshler and Mrs. Gertrude See, of Albion, Pa.; also survive. The body was removed to the Finefrock mortuary where it will remain until Saturday when it will be taken to the Central M. E. church, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in charge of Rev. Otto Scott Steele. The body then will be taken overland to Albion, Pa., where additional funeral services will be held at the M. E. church in charge of the Rev. John Black Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Albion cemetery. [Mansfield News, 18 December 1931]

Brooks, W.H. -- BULLETIN:  Mr. Brooks died Friday at 2:25 p.m.  He never regained consciousness  W.H. Brooks who has been lying in a critical condition t the Southern since Sunday is thought by his physician to be dying.  Dr. R.R. Black said today that Mr. Brooks was improving until 7:30 Thursday evening when he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.  Telegrams have been sent to his relatives telling them of his serious condition.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily News:  23 April 1909]

Brougher, ---- -- Shelby.  A three-weeks-old child of Marshal Brougher was buried this week.  [Semi-Weekly News:  29 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 102]

Browarsky, Maurice -- 59Y;  d. 11/13/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 3/29/1896 at Toledo, OH;  h/o Frieda Weinstein;  bur. B'nai Jacob Cem., Toledo, OH  [MNJ 11/14/1955]

Brown, ---- -- bur. 1/1879 at Mansfield Cem., premature birth  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Brown, ---- -- The little child of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Brown, of North Mulberry Street, died Monday evening at 5 o'clock of membranous croup and was buried Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  08 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 3]  

Brown, ---- -- The 15 months old son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Brown, of Buckingham street, died Tuesday,  Interment at Ashland.  [Mansfield Herald:  04 December 1890, Vol. 41, No. 3]

Brown, ---- -- Shelby.  The 6-year-old daughter of Chauncey Brown died Sunday and was buried Tuesday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 10]

Brown, Addie Maggie -- Addie Maggie, daughter of Wm. & Elizabeth Brown, near Lexington, died Sept. 6th., 1865, of cholera infantum, aged 1 year, 11 months and 18 days.  <<poetry omitted>>  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 September 1865, Vol. XXV, No. 18]

Brown, Anna E. -- Mrs. Anna E. BROWN, aged 56 years, wife of Jonas BROWN, died Sunday at 8:40 a. m., at her home, 87 East Third street. Death came after a lingering illness.  She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Miss Lula R. BROWN of this city. She also leaves two brothers, M. S. DICKSON of this city and J. G. DICKSON of Shelby.  Funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. T. LeGEAR, pastor of the First M. E. church, of which she was a member.  Submitted by: Norris.  [Mansfield Daily Shield, Jan 30, 1917]

Brown, Arthur -- bur. 4/29/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  1m, 14d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Brown, B.F.

Brown, Carrie

Brown, Charles G. -- Physician dies -- Dr. C. G. Brown dies at home -- Prominent Mansfield position was bedfast three weeks with a heart ailment -- Dr. Charles G. Brown, widely known Mansfield physician and surgeon, who practiced medicine in this city for the past 36 years, died unexpectedly shortly after noon Monday at his home, 190 Park Avenue West. He was stricken with a heart ailment three weeks ago and had been confined to his bed since. Dr. Brown died just two days before his birthday. He would have been 66 on September 4th. Dr. Brown, the son of the late Colonel Robert and Mary Gailey Brown, a pioneer residence of Richland County, was born September 4th 1874, on the old Brown homestead in Washington Township , now known as Brownlea farm. The farm has been in the Brown family since 1819. Attending the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, he received his medical degree and following his internship, came to Mansfield to practice medicine in 1904. He obtained his primary education in the public schools of Mansfield and Lexington and was graduated from Monmouth College , Monmouth Ill. , before attending Jefferson Medical college. Dr. Brown was a member of the Richland County Medical Society, the Ohio State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was a lifelong member of the United Presbyterian church. Widely known throughout the state as a breeder of Guernsey cattle, he had for the past 12 years served as director of the Ohio Guernsey breeders Association. He was also a member of the Mansfield Rotary club. Besides his wife, Essie M. Brown, and son Dr. Charles G. Brown, Jr., he is survived by his sister, Miss Helen T. Brown, all of Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the home, 190 Park Avenue West, conducted by his pastor, Reverend Henry Ford, of the First United Presbyterian Church, Reverend Ford will be assisted by Reverend Dr. Herbert S. Garnes, of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Ann. [source unknown: 1940]

Brown, Charles W. -- Charles W. Brown, of Mansfield, died Monday morning in the General hospital as the result of treatment for blood poisoning.  He was 48 years old and born in Butler.  Mr. Brown is survived by the following:  his wife and three sons, Charles, Thomas and Ralph;  his mother, Mrs. Margaret Brown of Mansfield;  two brothers, Thomas of Newark and Clyde of Mansfield;  six sisters, Mrs. John Reeder, Mrs. Henry Secrist, of Bellville;  Mrs. Edward Secrist, Mrs. Jay Gould, of Mansfield;  Mrs. Charles Moser of Windsor;  and Mrs. Aaron Taylor of Galion.  Private funeral services were conducted from Wappner's chapel Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. M.L. Weekley in charge, and interment was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  01 July 1921, Vol. 2, No. 29]

Brown, Clyde H. -- Lexington - Clyde H. Brown, 70, of 138 Church S. Bellville, died Friday night at Mansfield General Hospital after a brief illness.  Born Jan. 13, 1914, in Chillicothe, Ohio, he had lived in Chillicothe, Loudonville and most recently in Bellville.  Mr. Brown was a retired grocery man.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Macklin (Delores) Christy of Chillicothe, Mrs. Peggy Paullin of Ashland and Mrs. Kenneth (Judy) Dudley of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe of Chillicothe; five sisters, Mrs. Delores Garrett of Columbus, Mrs. Norma Rahle of Miami, Fla; Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher of Chillicothe; Mrs. Marjorie Watts of Lexington, and Mrs. JoAnn Goss of Indianapolis, Ind.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorna Smith Brown.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Remmington, pastor of the Shaker Heights Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Loudonville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal:  Sunday, January 22, 1984 4A)

Brown, Daniel -- Mr. Daniel Brown died at the residence of his son-in-law, W.H. Dise, East Fourth Street, on Tuesday night at 11 o'clock, aged 83 years, 6 months and 8 days. The funeral takes place at 1 p.m. to-day. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 24 July 1884, Vol. 34, No. 36]

Brown, Daniel -- On Tuesday evening, July 22d., of dropsy, Daniel Brown, aged 83 years, 6 months and 8 days.  Funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 73 East Fourth Street, on Thursday, at 2 P.M.  [Ohio Liberal:  23 July 1884, Vol. 12, No. 15]

Brown, Edna Rhea Maffet -- Mrs. Edna Rhea Brown; 67, wife of Leon A. Brown, died Monday, afternoon at the home of her niece, Ruth I. Maffett, 495 Davey Ave., following a six-week illness. She was born Sept. 26, 1891 at Widowville, later living at Port Huron, Mich. She came to Mansfield two years ago from Port Huron to make her home with her niece. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church at Port Huron, taking an active part in the affairs of the church and Mary Martha Bible Club. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Loren of Marysville, Mich., five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the Wappner Funeral Home at 8 pm. Today b the Rev. Stanley B. Sams, pastor of the Mansfield Free Methodist Church. Wednesday morning the body will be taken to Port Huron, Mich., for additional services on Thursday. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery at Port Huron. Friends may call at the funeral home starting at noon today. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: 18 November 1958, p. 2]

Brown, Elizabeth -- d. 5/20/1870 at Washington Twp., heart and lung disease;  39y, 2d;  b. Cumberland Co., Penn.;  blacksmith;  res. Washington Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brown, Eva A. Wilcox -- Mrs. Eva A Wilcox Brown, 78, of 977 Laver Road, widow of Philip David Brown, died Monday evening in Peoples Hospital after an extended illness. She was born September 20, 1899, in Mansfield, and lived in this area all her life. She was a member of the First Church of the Open Bible. Surviving are two sons, David A. of Mansfield and James P of Ashland; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Evelyn) Wycoff of Mansfield, Mrs. Allen (Elnora) Crawford with whom Mrs. Brown made our home, Mrs. Conrad Lee (Phyllis) Shuster of Springfield and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Murrell of san Pablo, California; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three brothers, Fred Wilcox of Tacoma, Washington, Clarence Wilcox of Lemon Grove, California, and earl Wilcox of Shelby and three sisters, Edna Waste of Tacoma, Washington, Elverta Jones of Holly Hill, Florida, and Jane Price of Springfield, Colorado. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p. m. at the First Church of the Open Bible by her pastor, the Rev. Ralph Smith Jr. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. Submitted by Judy. [Mansfield News Journal: 20 December 1977, p. 6]

Brown, Garrett -- Garret, son of Joseph Brown, d. 31 July, Washington Twp.  [Mansfield Gazette:  05 August 1824.  Reprinted from Abstracts of Richland County, Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825.  Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

Brown, Hicks -- "Death loves a shining mark." The force of this expression is made sadly true in the death of Mr. Hicks Brown, of this city, Wednesday the 17th. inst. Something over two weeks ago, Mr. Brown was taken ill with an attack of typhoid fever. His disease, which at first seemed a mild form, suddenly assumed the most alarming symptoms, added to this he suffered several hemorrhages of the bowels. He was afflicted with intense pain during his sickness, but bore his disease with a fortitude and patience that was truly wonderful. The very best medical skill was employed and all the attention that a fond wife and loving mother, sister, brothers and friends could bestow, was given him, but all to no purpose and on Wednesday morning he passed quietly away.  Hicks Brown was born in North Bloomfield, Trumbull County, Ohio, December 30th., 1849. From Bloomfield his parents removed to Massillon, when he was but five years old. Massillon was his home until 1875, when he came to Mansfield, and with M.D. Harter, his brother-in-law, organized The Hicks Brown Company, and actively engaged in the milling business. Mr. Brown was the president of the above firm at his death, and its present success is greatly due to his efforts. On December 12th., 1878, Mr. Brown married Miss Carrie Jacobs, daughter of John Jacobs, of Massillon. Mr. Brown had a quiet, gentle and pleasing way about him, which won for him a host of friends. In fact, during his last sickness there seemed to be an unusual solitude among our citizens as to his condition, and when the sad news of his death was announced it cast a gloom over all and called forth sincere expressions of regret for his demise. As a business man, Mr. Brown was scrupulously careful, painstaking, and the very soul of honor. Through his efforts he had built up a business which will be his best monument. He leaves besides his wife, his mother, Mrs. Jas. M. Brown, of Massillon, two brothers, J.E. Brown and Huntington Brown, the latter a twin brother, and a sister, Mrs. M.D. Harter of this city. The funeral took place from his late home on West Market Street, on Friday, December 19th., and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. Frank Russell, of the Congregational Church. The remains were taken the same afternoon to Massillon for interment. On account of the lateness of the train the friends did not arrive at Massillon with the body until six o'clock. Short services were held at the cemetery by Rev. Russell and Rev. N.P. Bailey of the Presbyterian Church of Massillon. The remains were placed for the present in the vault at that place. Owing to the serious illness of Mrs. Brown she was unable to accompany the remains of her husband to Massillon. His relatives, stricken with grief, have our sympathy in their bereavement. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 25 December 1884, Vol. 35, No. 6]

Brown, Huntington -- Huntington Brown, a former resident and mayor of Mansfield, and who last fall was appointed a member of the Richland County Liquor License Commission, and who was well known to many in this place, died at the home of his sister-in-law, in Massillon, Sunday evening, having just passed his 66th. year.  The deceased was a staunch republican and was well known throughout Ohio.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser: 14 February 1914, Vol. 61, No. 13]

Brown, Isabel Hurxthal - Isabel Hurxthal Brown, wife of James E. Brown, of this city, died at her home on Sturges Avenue this morning 11:30 o'clock, after a severe illness, covering some weeks, during which she was a great sufferer.  Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Lewis Hurxthal, Jr., of New York, and was born at Massillon, O., on April 1st., 1852, and was, therefore, 39 years of age.  She lived in Mansfield for about a dozen years and in both church and social life was an important and useful factor.  A member of Grace church, she was a most active worker, and in no place, except her home, will she be missed as much.  Bright, amiable, sympathetic and sociable in her nature, she will long be missed and always kindly remembered.  Her husband and son have the warm sympathy of this entire community.  The funeral services will take place at her late home on Thursday, at 4 o'clock p.m.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 July 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 8]

Brown, J.H. (Capt.)

Brown, Jacob R. -- Jacob R. Brown peacefully departed this life at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence, 212 South Main Street, corner of Lexington Avenue.  Mr. Brown was born in Northampton County, Pa., Oct. 21, 1825.  While quite young he removed with his parents to the state of New York, and when 19 years of age he came to Medina County, Ohio, and afterwards settled at Wadsworth.  He was married March 18, 1846, to Margaretta Bowden, of Wadsworth, by whom he had eight children, all of whom with his wife survive him and are now living in this city:  James Winfield, Lowell Thomas, George Lyman, Mrs. H.M. Browning, Mrs. Harvey Woods, Mrs. Eugene Lindsey, Mrs. Wm. Ackerman, Jr., and Miss Ida Clare.  In 1868 Mr. Brown removed to this city, where, with his son, J.W., he entered the employ of J.H. Reed & Bro., wholesale notion dealers.  In December, 1878, with his sons J.W. and L.T., he bought the horses and wagons of the defunct firm of Reed & Bro. and for several years they carried on their business throughout the state by means of wagons.  In 1876 they opened a store in the I.O.O.F. block and, these quarters becoming too small, they built the new building on North Main Street and into this they moved in January 1887, where they continued to carry on the wholesale notion business under the firm name of J.R. Brown & Sons.  By frugality and business ability, J.R. Brown rose step by step until at the time of his death he had acquired a goodly share of wealth.  He was once a candidate on the Republican ticket for county treasurer, but was defeated.  He never occupied an office with the exception of member of the city board of elections, of which he was president at the time of his demise.  He was a member of Venus Lodge, No. 152, F. & A.M.  The funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Hubbell, of whose congregation he was a member, Monday at 2 p.m., at the Congregational church.  Mr. Brown was the first Worshipful Master the Wadsworth Masonic Lodge ever had.  The services at the house and at the grave will be under the auspices of Venus Lodge, No. 152.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 23]

Brown, James -- James Brown of Sharon Township, Richland County, Ohio, died on Wednesday, August 19th, A.D. 1885, aged 91 years, 6 months, and one day.  Mr. Brown was born in Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia, February 18th, 1794.  He was married to Miss Jane McGuire on June 2nd, A.D. 1814, with whom he lived fifty-five years, and to whom were born ten children, eight of whom they raised to full age, and five of whom only survive him, viz., Danforth, Oliver, Sally, Harriet, and Martha.  He also had nineteen grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.  Mr. Brown died on a farm on which the deceased had moved fifty years ago last May.  His remains were interred in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby, on Friday last, at about noon, Rev. W.W. Anderson pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Bellville officiated, and at the home preached a short discourse based on the sixth verse of the 90th Psalm, "In the evening it is cut down and withereth."  He was severely and painfully ill only the last few days of his life.  His wife was a devoted Catholic, but he was brought up in the Presbyterian faith, though never formally uniting with that church.  He moved to this locality about the year 1834, perhaps a few years after, having purchased the farm on which he spent the best part of his years about 1820, 65 years ago and resided upon it as his homestead about fifty years last May.  His wife died about sixteen years ago, since which time he has resided with his children.  He is the last of a family of twelve children who lived to a great old age.  His father before him lived to be over ninety-two years old.  He was the son of Capt. Oliver Brown, of Revolutionary fame, who was a native of Lexington, Mass., and took part in that, the first battle of the Revolutionary war.  His ancestors came from England, and of them but little is known except that one of them was a "sea captain." The Browns were amongst the first who settled in the colony of Massachusetts, and were loyal subjects of the English crown, but as the years rolled on their attachment became  stronger for their home, and they began to regard the mother country as a cruel tyrant.  Although Capt. Brown was born in Lexington, he spent his earlier years in Cambridge, with a Mr. (Col.) Thatcher (married to one of Oliver's cousins), of whose family he became a member at the age of  eight. Captain Brown happened to be in Boston on the day the tea was thrown overboard, and he saw the party dressed in the garb of Mohawk Indians, as they threw the boxes of tea overboard.  His father was to relate how that act had worked up the feelings of the royalists and the patriots to the highest pitch of excitement. It was then and there he resolved to devote his life, if need be, to the cause of his country.  He became a warrior in feeling and in deed.  He was engaged at the Battle of Lexington.  He well remembered the day on which Lord Percy marched from Boston to reinforce the party who had gone to undertake the destruction of the military stores at Concord, and was with those who met the British troops at Lexington on their return, and was engaged in that skirmish although he escaped uninjured himself, saw his comrades fall by his side, cut down by the first
discharge of British artillery in the Revolutionary War.  When the British began to retreat to Boston, he was one of those who hung upon their flanks, and annoyed them with shots from behind stone fences until they came within reach of the guns in the fortifications around Boston.  The War had now commenced and peaceful avocations were laid aside, and thousands rushed to Bunker Hill where that great battle was fought June 17, 1775.  He was in that battle where Warren fell, and soon after received a Captain's commission in the Artillery, having command of two field pieces.  After the evacuations he went with General Washington's army to New York, and was engaged in a battle on the Island.  Those who are conversant with history will remember how a party of soldiers saw a statue of King George of England occupying a prominent position in the streets of New York, an object of peculiar hatred to the American soldiers.  Capt. Brown conceived the idea of removing the offensive monument and at night he went with a party of about forty of his comrades about half of whom were sailors.  The sailors fastened strong ropes to the object of their hatred, and he and his comrades in a dark alley opposite pulled at the ropes until the rope broke, the statue fell to the pavement below, outside the iron fence enclosing it.  The news of the occurrence spread throughout the camp.  Unexpectedly the act met with the strongest condemnation from General Washington which caused Captain Brown always to regret his part in that transaction.  However, in the pursuance of orders, he removed the statue from its iron support to the laboratory to be molded into bullets for the use of the army.  Although the act could not be concealed, the perpetrators of it were never known.  A short time after this event, General Washington left New York and occupied Harlem Heights, and Captain Brown was in the engagement at that place, in command of thirty men and two field pieces.  He had at one time advanced too far in the pursuit of the enemy and found himself in danger of losing his artillery.  He seized one of the wagons himself, fifteen of his men having been killed and wounded, and succeeded in getting them away.  At that moment General Putnam rode up to him and said "so long as officers will, like you, perform the duties of privates, there will be no reason to despair of the American cause."  The General then himself dismounted and aided him in preventing their capture by the British.  Captain Brown was next engaged at the Battle of White Plains, in which the Americans were defeated.  He was with the American Army during their famous retreats through New Jersey, of which Bancroft speaks, where hundreds of regular troops and militia deserted in despair, but he and his men remained true to the last.  The Battle of Trenton and Princeton were next fought in which he participated, which proved that even in defeat, and on the retreat, the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.  After these battles he was stationed at Round Brook and Mud Fort.  In September of the following year he was at the Battle of Brandywine during the whole day.  He served nearly through the whole war, and was in ten severe engagements, the last of which was the Battle of Monmouth.  He was personally acquainted with General Washington for whom he entertained the highest reverence.  He was with him at the Battle of Germantown, going in with sixty men and coming out with only twenty-nine alive and with him also in winter quarters at Valley Forge.  He personally received the thanks of Washington for prompt and efficient obedience to orders.  In 1790 or 1791 he moved with his family to what is now Wellsburg, West Virginia, where the subject of this notice was born as stated in 1794.  At that time Wellsburg was in the midst of a wile and unbroken wilderness, the haunt of wild beasts and savages, and for three years Capt. Brown performed the duties of a militiaman to protect the settlement from the incursion of murderous savages.  Solomon Brown of New Haven, Vermont, a brother of the deceased, was also a Revolutionary soldier.  In a slip placed in the hands of the writer taken from the Middlebury (Vermont) Free Press, it is stated that he was a man of strong natural powers, of great probity, uncommon firmness of mind and purpose, severe justice and Christian candor and meekness.  He held many public trusts, which he discharged with fidelity and promptness.  He was one of that class of community who are the support of society, the pillars of the church and the ornament of the state and Republic.  Solomon was also a participator in the Battle at Lexington on April 19th, 1775, and had the unrivaled honor of having shed the first British blood in the defense of American liberty!  He was also a teenager who is credited with, having spotted the British redcoats coming down the road, ran to the local tavern and alerted Paul Revere and his friends.  This Deacon Solomon Brown was a sergeant in the artillery, five years in the Revolution, and a subordinate in his brother's company, we believe.  At his death, it was said, he left as a legacy to his family an honest name, a guiltless example and a well-spent life.  This was the ancestry from which sprung the subject of this sketch, the late James Brown, one of the pioneers of Shelby. Years ago, he placed in the hands of the write, newspapers from which we have taken the foregoing, with the injunction, that in case of his death, he desired to state that he had during all his life time desired so much as in his power lay to emulate the principles, the patriotism and virtues of his Revolutionary ancestry, and we now are discharging that duty, and fulfilling that promise.  James Brown was our special friend, for over thirty years, respected for his manly virtues, steadfast friendship, honest purposes, mildness and generosity of character, candid in all his dealings, and in every grace that goes to cast a halo of glory like that of a setting sun, upon all the past life of an aged man.  It was our good fortune to visit him at his home, when he could lengthen out our notice of his death by many instances of his wroth as a man and citizen.  He was one of the pioneer merchants and businessmen of Shelby, and closed his life in a model rural home as a farmer, and now at the extraordinary age of nearly ninety-two years, like a ripe shock of corn, and the very appropriate emblem placed upon his coffin by the hands of reverential affection, a miniature sheaf of wheat, full of golden grain, he has been garnered for eternity, to be with those whose example he delighted to follow, and emulated day by day so far as in his power lay.  We should not be following his directions were we to say any more than this.  It was against his wish that this should be done, but having passed through a long life, in the footsteps of his ancestry, it was one of his ambitions in life to emulate their example and to record this much as an example for his descendants to follow, is why he desired this to be recorded at his death.  Peace to his ashes, and may the memory of his private virtues ever be green in the memories of those who follow him.  "B."  Submitted by Judith.  [source unknown]
 

Brown, Jane -- Thursday, September 16, 1869, Mrs. JANE BROWN, wife of James Brown, Esq., in the 77th. year of her age.  Mrs. Brown ranked as one of our pioneers, having resided here, with her husband, for many years.  Her native place was Brooke County, West Virginia.  She was greatly respected by all who knew her.   [Shelby Independent News:  23 September 1869, Vol. 1, No. 46]

Brown, Jane -- Mrs. Jane Brown was born in Brooke County, Virginia, April 27th., 1793.  She was married to James Brown, Esq., in 1814, and lived happily with her husband over fifty-five years.  She was brought up in the Catholic faith, and baptized by the first minister of that denomination in that section of the country;  and lived and died in accordance with her early instructions.  She was the mother of ten children, seven of whom are yet living, and to whom she was more than ordinarily attached.  She endured the privations of a pioneer life, having removed to Ohio thirty-four years ago.  She lived to see her great grandchildren, and died beloved and respected by her numerous circle of friends.  She died September 16th., 1869, aged 76 years, 4 months and 19 days.  Her last illness was of five weeks duration, and her extreme suffering was borne with Christian patience -- not a murmur escaping her lips.  [Shelby Independent News:  30 September 1869, Vol. 1, No. 47]

Brown, Jane M. -- d. 9/16/1869 at Plymouth, 76y, 7m, 19d;  b. West Virginia;  white;  cause:  diseases;  res. Plymouth  Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brown, Jane (McGuire) -- Mrs. Jane (McGuire) Brown was born in Brooke County, Virginia, April 27, 1793.  She was married to James Brown, Esq., in 1814, and lived happily with her husband over fifty-five years.  She was brought up in the Catholic faith, and baptized by the first minister of that denomination in that section of country: and lived and died in accordance with her early instructions.  She was the mother of ten children, seven of whom are yet living, and to whom she was more than ordinarily attached.  She endured the privations of a pioneer life, having removed to Ohio, thirty-four years ago.  She lived to see her great-grandchildren and died beloved and respected by her numerous circle of friends.  She died September 16th, 1869, aged 76 years, 4 months, and 19 days.  Her last illness was of five weeks' duration, and her extreme suffering was borne with Christian patience---not a murmur escaping her lips.  Submitted by Judith.  [source unknown]  Submitter's Note:  I have her Death Certificate, Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division, Richland County.....death: 16 Sept 1869;  Date of record:  1869;  Married;  Place of Death: Plymouth Twp.;  Place of Birth:  West Virginia (was Va. at the time .. panhandle area which was Ohio/VA/WVA over the years);  Last Place of Residence:  Plymouth Township;  We located her tombstone, along with husband James Brown,
and children, in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.

Brown, John M. -- d. 4/28/1868 at Mansfield;  75y, 8m;  b. Pennsylvania;  cause:  apoplexy;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brown, John P. -- 51Y;  d. 1/29/1954 at Columbus, OH;  former Mansfield resident;  b. 12/7/1902 at Crestline, OH;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 1/30/1954]

Brown, Jonas

Brown, Joseph Hoover -- Weller Twp.  Died at the home of his birth in Weller Township, Capt. Joseph Hoover Brown, Dec. 26.  He was born April 1834, and was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Fickes in 1855, with whom he lived happily until his death.  To them were born two sons, Oliver who resides in Mansfield, and William, living on the homestead.  Capt. Brown commanded a company of the One Hundred and Sixty-Third O.V.I. in the war of the rebellion, was a member of Jacob Ward Post of the G.A.R. of Weller Township.  The following members of his post performed the duty of pall bearers:  J. Haverfield, J.W. Ferree, M.H. Osbun and S.H. Harnly.  As husband and father he was kind and affectionate.  As a citizen, sociable and obliging, always ready for anything that might advance the public interest.  He was much interested in politics, taking an active part in the same as a Republican leader in the township and county, having been a candidate on the county ticket at one time.  He had nearly all of the town ... [remainder missing from copy]  Submitted by Doris M.  [unknown paper:  31 December 1895]

Brown, L. -- Miss L. Brown, a domestic employed at the home of W.B. Cuykendall, in Plymouth, committed suicide in her room last night by taking strychnine.  Miss Brown had been to the farmers' picnic at Blackman's Grove, near Shelby, yesterday, and it is said that last evening as she and her intended started home they quarreled.  It is supposed that as soon as Miss Brown arrived home she took the fatal dose.  Miss Brown's mother lives near Shelby, to which place the young woman's remains will be taken.  No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 15]

Brown, Lester -- Wednesday.  Lester, the six-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. W.E. Brown, of 33 Vale Avenue, died last night of diphtheria.  Burial at 2 p.m. today.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 September 1892]

Brown, Linda Kay Stotts -- SHELBY.  Linda Kay Stotts Brown, 53, of Funk Road died Wednesday, Jan 7, 2004, in Med-Central/Shelby Hospital after a short illness.  Born April 27, 1950, in Ontario.  She had been a Shelby area resident for over 22 years.  She was a 1968 graduate of Ontario High School and was a 1973 graduate of the Ohio State University.  During her college years she had worked during the summer at Yellowstone National Park, Nantucket Island and in England.  Formerly employed as a photojournalist with the Shelby Daily Globe, she had won numerous awards for her photos and writing skills.  Linda enjoyed reading, writing children stories and was currently working on a novel.  Her passion was photography, especially taking pictures of children and scenery.  Surviving are her husband of twenty years, Daniel A. Brown; son, Matthew A. Brown, and daughter, Bethany Kay Brown, both at home;  her mother, Doris Faulkner Stotts of Ontario; brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Denise Stotts of Houston, Texas; sister Mary Ann Stotts of Ontario; and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Stotts.  Funeral services will be held 10 a.m.  Saturday from Barkdull Funeral Home. The Reverend James F. Winkler of Ontario United  Methodist Church and Deacon Dennis Burkett will officiate with interment in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.   Memorial expressions may be made to the Arthur James Cancer Hospital.  Submitted by Sally.  [Mansfield News Journal:  08 January 2004]

Brown, Lorena

Brown, Louisa J.

Brown, Margaret

Brown, Margaret -- The body of Mrs. Margaret Brown of Bellville, who died last night at her home, was brought to this city this morning enroute to Ashland.  Mrs. Brown was well known in this city having made her home at Bellville for a number of years.  Parlysis was the cause of the death.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  21 April 1909]

Brown, Margaret D. (Bowden) -- Mrs. Margaret D. Brown, widow of the late Jacob R. Brown, died of apoplexy Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock at her home on South Main Street.  She had been ill for about four weeks but was well enough Friday morning that she sat up a short time.  She was born in Pennsylvania, May 30, 1827, and lacked but several days of being 70 years old.  Her maiden name was Margaret D. Bowden.  During her girlhood she removed with her parents to Ohio and settled in Medina County.  here she lived for a number of years.  Early in 1847 she was married to Jacob R. Brown.  To them were born 10 children of whom three sons and five daughters survive.  All live in this city and are:  J.W. Brown, Mrs. Henrietta Browning, Lowell T. Brown, Mrs. Emma a. Woods, George L. Brown, Mrs. Ella Lindsey, Mrs. Maud Ackerman and Miss Ida Claire Brown.  For some years after their marriage Mr. & Mrs. Brown resided in Medina County and came to Mansfield 28 years ago.  Mrs. Brown was a member of the Congregational church.  [Semi-Weekly News:  01 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 44]

Brown, Marilla M. (Myers) -- Mrs. V.P. Brown died Monday at 3:30 after a lingering illness with a complicated disease.  The funeral took place Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock from the family home west of Butler and services were conducted by Rev. D.L. Andrews at the M.P. church.  Interment was made in the Butler Cemetery.  Marilla M. Myers was born in Worthington Twp., Aug. 25, 1852.  She was married to V.P. Brown to whom four children were born, all of whom together with her husband survive her.  The children are Mrs. E.S. Gilmore, and Mrs. John Maxler, of Pittsburg, and Mrs. Wm. Price, and Clate Brown of Mansfield.  Also Mrs. H.M. Statler, of St. Louis, Mo., all of whom were present.  She also leaves a mother, Mrs. Ann Myers, six brothers and two sisters.  They are John W., of Canton, Allison, of Chicago Junction, Charles, of Newark, Francis, of Huntington, Ind., Chester, of Canton, and Thomas, of Mansfield, and Mrs. D.C. Severns, of Mansfield, and Mrs. F.E. Wise, of Butler.  They were all present but one brother, John W.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  08 June 1906, Vol. 14, No. 19]

Brown, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Brown, the mother of Messrs. J.E. Brown, Huntington Brown and Mrs. M.D. Harter, died today noon at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Harter in this city.  The cause of her death was paralysis, with which she had suffered for the past three weeks.  Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 8, 1819, at New Hartford, Oneida County, New York.  In 1843, immediately after her marriage to J.M. Brown, the deceased moved to North Bloomfield, Trumbull County, Ohio.  From there Mr. & Mrs. Brown moved with their family in 1855 to Massillon, where Mr. Brown died in 1867, and where Mrs. Brown lived until last spring, since which time she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Harter.  She leaves the three children named above and three are dead.  The funeral will take place on Thursday.  Services will be held at the Harter residence at 9:30 a.m., after which the remains will be taken to Massillon on the 10:40 a.m. train and the burial will take place immediately after the arrival at that city.  The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Davies, of the Episcopal church, and Rev. Reen, of St. Luke's Lutheran church.  Mrs. Brown was of the Presbyterian faith.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 September 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 16]

Brown, Mary Ann -- Miss Mary Brown, daughter of Mr. James Brown of Plymouth Tp., died on Sunday last.  A very large procession of friends and neighbors attended the funeral at Oakland Cemetery on Monday afternoon.  [Shelby Independent News:  13 July 1876, Vol. 8, No. 38]

Brown, Mary Ann -- Died, Miss Mary Ann Brown, on the 8th. inst., at the home of her aged father, Mr. James Brown, northwest of Shelby, after a painful and protracted sickness.  She was born at Hollyday's Cove, West Virginia, May 29, 1822, and removed in May, 1835, to the farm where she died.  Nearly her whole life was spent in the same neighborhood, endearing herself to all who knew her.  Her intelligence and her kindness fitted her to council others, but her earthly work is done.  The vacancy will long be felt, especially by her aged father.  She was a respected member of the Sharon Lodge of Grangers, many of whom were present and conducted the funeral service.  Dear Sister, "peacefully rest.".  - - W.W. A.   [Shelby Independent News:  13 July 1876, Vol. 8, No. 38]

Brown, Mary D. -- d. 9/28/1952;  bur. Greenlawn Cem. (Crestline);  wid/o A.E. Brown  [Mansfield News 10/1/1952]

Brown, Mary Gailey -- Mrs. Mary Gailey Brown died suddenly Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock at her home on Douglas avenue. Mrs. Brown had been in her usual health until Thursday at noon when she took suddenly ill with vomiting. She grew worse of Friday and did not recover her strength and death came. Mrs. Bown had just passed her 71st birthday one week before her death and never looked more hopefully on life than on that day. On the previous Sabbath she attended her Sabbath school class, and morning and evening worship, as her custom was in the united Presbyterian church, of which she was a life-long member. Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the Rev. Richard Gailey, who is so well known in this county. She was born in Madison, Westmoreland county, Pa., Oct. 14, 1840. In 1849 she came with her parents to Richland county and has always been a resident of the county since. She was married in 1868 to Col. Robert C. Brown. Her two children, Miss Helen Brown of the high school faculty, and Dr. Charles Gailey Brown, survive her. Mrs. Brown was a woman of well-trained mind and very refined tastes, having been graduated from Washington Female Seminary, a school of prominence in her day; and all her life being a lover of good reading. Her sympathies were broad enough to include all the needy and she was always a friend to them. She had the old-fashioned sense of honor that despised shams of every kind, and she was a woman of devout piety. Funeral service at the family residence Tuesday at 1 o'clock. conducted by the Rev. Huber Ferguson, pastor of the United Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Lexington cemetery. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [Mansfield News: 22 October 1911]

Brown, Mertie -- The sympathy of the community is with Mr. & Mrs. George H. Brown in the loss of their daughter, Mertie, by diphtheria. The child struggled against the fatal disease with the courage of a grown person, and was gentle and patient throughout her severe illness. Her loss is irreparable both to her mourning parents and all who knew her. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 18 December 1884, Vol. 35, No. 5]

Brown, Mertie -- DIED -- In Mansfield, Dec. 13th., Myrtie E., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Geo. H. Brown, aged 11 years. Myrtle died after an heroic struggle of two weeks with dread disease that has brought sorrow to so many families in Mansfield during the past two years -- diphtheria. During all the time of her suffering she exhibited a degree of patience and an intelligent endeavor to aid herself in her battle for life that was far beyond her years, and while there is no earthly comfort to the bereaved hearts of the parents, they may draw some consolation from the fact that their little one was of such a lovely, orderly and painstaking a disposition as to endear herself to a large circle of friends, among old as well as young, and that she is mourned by all who knew her. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of the community and also its prayers for the recovery of their little boy and only remaining child, who is sick with the same disease. -- [MANSFIELD HERALD: 01 January 1885, Vol. 35, No. 7]

Brown, Minnie -- bur. 2/26/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  7m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Brown, Mrs. -- DIED, Mrs. Brown, mother of Mrs. W.H. Dise, at the residence of her daughter, 73 East Fourth Street, Aug. 13, at 1 a.m.  Funeral service by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles at the home, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  18 August 1887, Vol. 3, No. 38]

Brown, Mrs. David -- Monday.  Mrs. David Brown, aged 39 years and 4 months, died at the home of her husband, 5 miles north of the city, at 10 o'clock last night, of typhoid fever.  The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from the house.  Service will also be held at Dunkard church, north of the city, at 12 o'clock.  Rev. Murray, of Ashland, will preach the funeral sermon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 18]

Brown, Mrs. George L. (nee Davis) -- Mrs. George L. Brown, whose death was announced last week was the daughter of Henry P. Davis and Louisa F. Davis.  She was born July 13th., 1854, in Mansfield, and was educated in the public schools of this city.  At eighteen she united with the Baptist Church, and remained a member until her death, which took place at 12 o'clock Tuesday night.  On the 28th. of June, 1882, she was married to Mr. George L. Brown.  She leaves two children, Margaretta Louisa, aged 18 months, and Benjamin Burke, an infant but six weeks old.  Her funeral will take place from the residence of her parents, No. 5, South Mulberry Street, this afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Rev. Frank Russell will officiate at the obsequies.  Mrs. Brown's death has cast a deep gloom over the household of which she was a member.  She was loved and esteemed by all who knew her.  It may be truly said of her that she was fond and dutiful as a daughter, and loving and faithful as a wife.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  14 May 1885, Vol. 35, No. 26]

Brown, Mrs. George W. -- Thursday.  Mrs. Geo. W. Brown, of this city, died one day last week at the Toledo Asylum for the Insane.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 5]

Brown, Mrs. Frank -- Saturday.  Mrs. Frank Brown, aged 25 years, died at the residence of her husband on Buckingham Street, in Johns Addition, Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock.  The remains will be taken to Ashland, Tuesday, on the noon train for interment.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 May 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 51]

Brown, Mrs. J.R. -- Bellville.  Dr. C.H. Woods attended the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. J.R. Brown, at Mansfield, last Monday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  08 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 46]

Brown, Mrs. John -- Shelby.  Mrs. John Brown was buried last Friday from her late home.  [Semi-Weekly News:  29 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 102]

Brown, Mrs. Jonas Sr. -- Jackson Twp.  Mrs. Jonas Brown, Sr., died Thursday at the home of her son-in-law, W.A. Kline.  Burial at the Dunkard church, Saturday.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  03 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 47]

Brown, Mrs. R. -- Mrs. R. Brown, mother of Wm. and Col. R.C. Brown, of Lexington, died at the residence of Col. R.C. Brown on Tuesday, July 5th. at 11 o'clock a.m., aged 94 years.  The funeral will take place Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m.  Mrs. Brown was one of the pioneers of Richland County having lived here over half a century.  She was loved and respected by all who knew her.  --  [Bellville Star:  07 July 1887, Vol. 10, No. 41]

Brown, Nellie -- The remains of Miss Nellie Brown, accompanied by her father, G.W. Brown, were brought here from Ft. Wayne, Ind., for burial Tuesday.  She has been an invalid all her life and lived to be 23 years old.  Mrs. Gus Cameron and Mrs. Flora Coman, of Mansfield, and Hill Sargeant, aunts and uncle of the deceased were in attendance at the burial in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  17 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 8]

Brown, Robert -- d. 7/4/1869 at Richland Co.;  80y, 6m;  b. Ireland;  farmer;  white;  cause:  fever;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brown, Robert Carson -- Col. Robert Carson Brown died suddenly at his home, No. 169 Marion Avenue, at 7:20 o'clock this morning.  Col. Brown had an attack of illness last summer, since which time he has been gradually failing in health.  Sunday he was seized with paralysis and for 36 hours prior to his death, he was unconscious.  Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and the interment will occur at Lexington.  R.C. Brown was born in Brooke County, Virginia, Nov. 13, 1834.  In October, 1835, his parents returned to the farm in Washington Township, Richland County, O., whence they had moved to Virginia seven years before and where until a few years ago the subject of this sketch resided.  After a preparatory education he entered Franklin College and graduated in 1860.  He enlisted as a private soldier in the 15th. O.V.I., April 22, 1851, and served in western Virginia until mustered out.  The same autumn he assisted in recruiting Co. C., 64th. O.V.I. and when the regiment was organized he was mustered in as captain and commanded Co. C in the various battles in which the regiment was engaged, including the battle of Stone River, after which he received a commission as lieutenant colonel.  Holding that rank he served with the regiment in the battles of Chickamauga, Mission Ridge and Rocky Face Ridge, at which Col. McIlvaine was killed May 9, 1864, he was commissioned colonel;  he commanded the regiment in the various skirmishes intervening besides the battles of Resaca, Adairsville, Dallas, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Lovejoy, Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville;  except at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain (when he was in hospital), he was with the regiment in all its engagements and on all of its marches;  was discharged from the service of the United States Feb. 23, 1865, at Huntsville, Ala., by reason of expiration of term of service.  In company with Maj. S.L. Coulter he then rented a cotton plantation near Mooresville, Ala., where he remained during the years of 1865 and 1866;  he then returned to Richland County, Ohio.  Was married, Sept. 22, 1868, to Mary E. Galley, a native of Westmoreland County, Penn., and has two children -- Helen T. and Charles G.  Col. Brown removed to this city some years ago and during the administration of President Harrison he was appointed a deputy collector of internal revenue, an appointment again conferred upon him during the present administration, and which he held at the time of his death.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  17 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 51]

Brown, Rosetta -- d. 4/17/1870 at Jackson Twp., inflammation;  14d;  b. Jackson Twp.;  res. Jackson Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brown, Sylvester

Brown, Thomas

Brown, Thomas -- Lexington.  The venerable Thomas Brown died at 2 o'clock a.m., Dec. 6, and his obsequies occurred at 2 o'clock Wednesday, the Rev. Mr. Thompson officiating.  He was born in New Jersey in Jan., 1820, and with his parents came here from Knox County in 1825, in which early era there were but 13 families here and nearly all this region was in the rude and sublime beauty of nature.  His wife, who was born here was a daughter of Jacob Cook, who reared a tavern in the deep fastnesses of the forest here in 1816.  Mr. Brown's wife and daughter, the wife of the Hon. D.K. Andrews, of Hayesville, survive him.  He was a member of the Congregational Church.  He acquired a competency by his industry and intelligent methods and he left the richer legacy of an honored and unsullied name.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 98]

Brown, Thomas B. -- Butler.  Thomas B. Brown, a former citizen of Butler, died at the infirmary at Mansfield, August 29th., from lung and stomach trouble.  The remains were brought to Butler Sunday, and the funeral occurred Monday morning at 10 o'clock.  Interment at the Four Corners cemetery.  The deceased was 3 years, 9 months and 10 days old.  [Bellville Messenger:  04 September 1903, Vol. XI, No. 35]

Brown, V.P. -- V.P. Brown died Friday evening of last week in a hospital at Chicago after an illness of seven months with cancer of the liver and bowels.  He was born in Knox county in 1849.  The remains were brought here Monday morning and taken to the undertaking rooms.  The K. of P. lodge had charge of the funeral, which took place at the M.P. church.  Rev. J.W. Cleland, assisted by Rev. Mr. Obee, officiated at the services.  Mr. Brown's wife preceded him in death 15 years.  Mr. Brown was a resident of Butler during his married life, but spent the past 14 years among his children.  He leaves five children -- Mrs. O. F. Lunn of Toledo;  Mrs. Ed Gilmore of Chicago;  Mrs. Lew Maxler of New Castle, Pa.;  Clayton of El Paso, Texas;  and Mrs. Will Price of Newark.  Also there were 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The father of Mr. Brown died a year ago at his home in Iowa at the advanced age of over 90 years.  The children were all present at Mr. Brown's funeral but the son, Clayton.  Those from a distance were:  O.A. Myers and wife of Willard;  T.B. Myers and daughter Mrs. Harvey Berlo of Mansfield.  Interment was in Butler cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  08 April 1921, Vol. 2, No. 17]

Brown, Wilhelm -- bur. 2/20/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  5y, 10m  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Brown, William Ledlie -- Lexington.  Wm. Brown, another old resident and pioneer of Washington Township, and one of her best citizens, died on Tuesday night and was interred on Friday.  His son Morris and their house-keeper are down very low, but with good care it is thought they will soon recover.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 January 1892]

Brown, William Ledlie -- William Ledlie Brown died at his late residence in Washington Township, Richland County, Ohio, on Jan. 19th., aged 69 years, 10 months and 19 days.  He was born in a log cabin Feb. 28, 1822, about one mile north of where he died, on lands entered by his father, Robert Brown, in 1818.  He was the son of pioneer parents and received the education common to pioneer times.  His early manhood was spent clearing and developing the heavily timbered farms upon which his father had settled.  In March, 1850, he married Elizabeth Richie, of the same township, who died in May, 1870, and whose death he never ceased to mourn.  He was the father of nine children, seven of whom are living and all were at his bedside, except one son in Kansas and one son at home, who was too ill to leave his bed.  The deceased had been a member of the Presbyterian church in Lexington for upwards of forty years;  was a man of quiet life, industrious habits and humble, absolute faith.  He had acquired a competence of this world's goods, and until a few days before his death had fair prospects of a green old age.  He belonged to a family somewhat remarkable for longevity, his father being upwards of 80 years of age at his death, his mother dying at age of 94th. and an aunt recently dying in Philadelphia in her 98th. year.  His last illness was of the nature of la grippe, the immediate cause of death being congestion of the lungs.  Deceased had for many years been a subscriber to and reader of the SHIELD AND BANNER.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 January 1892]

Brown, William H. -- Mr. William H. Brown, a veteran of the civil war, a man of strong Christian character, passed to his reward at an early hour Sunday morning, June 6th., 1915, after a sickness lasting some months.  He was born in Greenfield Township, Huron County, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1841, and on Jan. 1 last passed the seventy-fourth milestone in life's journey.  At the age of five years he was left an orphan.  At the breaking out of the civil war he enlisted and served while the war lasted, being honorably discharged at the close of the war.  He was wounded at Allegheny Mountain in Virginia, captured and held in Richmond hospital for sixty days.  He was a member of Plymouth Post G.A.R., and was a brother beloved by all his comrades.  March 15, 1866, he was married to Mary E. Crawford, to whom two children were born, one dying in infancy.  He was married again March 11, 1903 to Mrs. Martha J. Parsel, with whom he has lived most happily the past twelve years.  Mr. Brown was a faithful and consistent Christian, for years a member of the official board of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he has been a faithful member since 1878.  He was a man of beautiful character, kindly and peaceful in spirit, and quiet and even-tempered in demeanor.  Besides his widow, a son and two grandchildren, he leaves an aged brother who resides in Illinois.  <<scripture omitted>> The funeral service was held at the home Tuesday afternoon, June 8, conducted by Rev. Chas. F. Mott, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, and the burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, the body being preceded to its last resting place by the local G.A.R. in autos, of which he was a member.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser: 12 June 1915, Vol. 62, No. 29] 

Brown, William M.  -- William M. Brown is well known in this city as he was formerly a clerk at the St. James Hotel.  He died at Oxford, O., Friday morning.  His disease was dropsy of the heart.  The deceased was 43 years of age.  He was very popular with his acquaintances.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  28 July 1887, Vol. 3, No. 35]

Browneller, Samuel -- bur. 3/1879 at Mansfield Cem., accidental;  82y  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Browneller, Samuel -- Samuel Browneller, an old pioneer resident of Richland County, residing about three miles north of Mansfield, aged about 80 years, fell from a wagon six weeks ago, injuring himself severely about the head.  He suffered from this accident continually since its occurrence, and on Monday evening death resulted from the injuries.  Mr. Browneller was known and respected by many.  [Ohio Liberal:  05 March 1879]

Browneller, Samuel A. -- Among the Mansfield visitors to the Shelby Fair on Thursday was Samuel A. Browneller, a saloonkeeper, whose residence and place of business is at 126½ North Main Street.  Browneller has been suffering for the past two years with a complication of rheumatism, lung troubles and other diseases.  The morning of his death he was apparently in his usual health, and was around among his neighbors as usual.  He went to Shelby on the 10:15 train on the B.&O. to attend the fair.  At about 1 o'clock in the afternoon he went to the lunch counter on the fairgrounds to get his lunch.  While standing at the counter, sipping a cup of coffee with a spoon, he fell down unconscious.  He was at once removed to a room where he could be cared for, and a physician summoned, but nothing could be done, and in about twenty minutes he died.  The funeral took place from his late residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  [Mansfield Herald:  24 September 1885, Vol. 35, No. 45]

Browning, Sarah W. -- Died at Malta.  Word has been received of the death of Miss Sarah W. Browning, sister of J.W. Browning, of this city, at her home in Malta, Wednesday.  [Mansfield News:  10 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 60]

Brubach, C. Fred - Fred Brubach, 85, Stricken - C. Fred Brubach, 85, of 437 Edgewood Rd., died this morning in Mansfield General Hospital following a two-week illness. Mr. Brubach was born Nov. 4, 1883 in Pittsburgh,, Pa., and lived in Mansfield most of his life. He was a retired partner of the Brubach Brothers Meat Market and was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ and the Retmen's Club. Survivors are one grand-daughter and one grandson; step daughter, Mrs. Elmer Hamaker of Mansfield, four sisters, Mrs. Clarence Fisher of Mansfield, and Mrs. George Wolf, Mrs. George Mitchell and Mrs. Earl Lutz, all of San Diego, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Harold L. Konz. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting Saturday evening. Submitted by Suzie. [The Mansfield News Journal: 5 September 1969]

Brubach, Frances Pearl -- Mrs. Frances Pearl Brubach, 67, wife of George M. Brubach, 128 Boughton Ave., died this morning at People's Hospital following an extended illness.  Born Sept. 16, 1889 in Mansfield, she spent her entire life here, and was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church. Surviving are her husband, George M.; one daughter, Mrs. Jane A. Gross; two sons, Frederick L. and William E. Brubach; six grandchildren and an aunt, Miss Callie Mengert, all of Mansfield. The body was removed to Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m., in charge of her pastor, Rev. John C. Melchert. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting Saturday evening. Submitted by Suzie. [Mansfield News Journal: 10 May 1957]

Brubach, Frederick L., Sr. -- Mansfield - Frederick L. Brubach Sr., 62, of 604 Ceylon Court, Chateau Village, Bradenton, Fla., died Monday afternoon in the Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. He was born Jan. 29,1919, in Mansfield and lived here most of his life. Mr. Brubach was a retired co-owner and operator of the Brubach Brothers Meat Market. He and his brother were the third generation of the family to operate the meat market. He served in World War II with the U. S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Brubach, two sons, Michael and Frederick L. Jr., both of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Patricia) Stimpert of Ashland, and Mrs. Duane (Kay) Utiss of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren; one brother, William of Mansfield; one sister, Mrs. Jane Russell of Mansfield. Arrangements are incomplete at the Wappner Funeral Home. Submitted by Suzie. [Mansfield News Journal: 24 November 1981]

Brubach, George M. -- George Brubach, Retired Meat Dealer, Succumbs - George M. Brubach, 74, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at his home, 128 Boughton Ave. Mr. Brubach was born Oct. 24, 1886 in Pennsylvania, but spent the greater part of his life in Mansfield. He was a retired member of the Fred Brubach and Sons Meat Dealers, 185 North Main St. Mr. Brubach retired after 50 years in the meat business. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and Mansfield Nest, Order of Owls. Surviving are two sons, Fred L. Brubach, of 1028 Woodland Rd., and William E. Brubach, 232 Helen Ave., who now operate the Brubach Brothers Meat Market; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Russell, of 119 Boughton Ave., six grandchildren; two brothers, C. Fred Brubach, 437 Edgewood Rd. and Jacob Brubach, 282 Sheridan Ave., four sisters, Mrs. Clarence Fisher of 556 Beechwood Dr., Mrs. Earl Lutz, Mrs. George Wolf and Mrs. George Mitchell, all of San Diego, Calif. The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. by his pastor the Rev. Harold L. Konz. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening. Submitted by Suzie. [Mansfield News Journal: 15 May 1961]

Brubach, Jacob H.

Brubach, William E. -- Mansfield - William E. Brubach, 61, of 1030 Devonwood Road died at home Thursday afternoon. He was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Mansfield and lived here all his life. Mr. Brubach was former co-owner and operator of the Brubach Bros. Meat Market and at the time of his death was supervisor for the Ohio Department of Agriculture. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Esther Brubach, one daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Susan) Mulherin of Mansfield, one son, Dennis Grassel of Bellville, two grandchildren, and one sister, Jane Russell of Mansfield. Private graveside services were to be held today at 3 p.m. in the Mansfield Cemetery by Dr. Waive O. Boyd. There were no calling hours at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Submitted by Suzie. {Mansfield News Journal: 15 October 1982]

Brubaker, Ann (Burger) -- Mrs. Ann Brubaker, relict of the late John Brubaker, died at midnight at the home of her son, John, three miles east of the city.  The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Emanuel Church, east of the city, Rev. H.L. Wiles, officiating.  Ann Burger was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, June 3, 1809, and was therefore in her 99th. year.  March 16th., 1833 she was married to John Brubaker and the couple lived happily together until four years ago when he died at the old homestead east of the city.  In 1837 Mr. and Mrs. Brubaker with their two children emigrated to Ohio, coming the entire way by wagon, and settled in Knox County.  In 1857 they came to Richland County, where they have lived ever since.  Mrs. Brubaker leaves six children, Daniel Brubaker, at Buchanan, W. Va., Samuel and Luther Brubaker, at Wheeling, Mrs. Orem, at Indianapolis, John Brubaker and Mrs. Sadie Littler of this city.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 46]

Brubaker, Ann (Burger) -- Saturday.  The funeral of the late Mrs. Ann Brubaker which took place yesterday at Emanuel Church east of the city, was largely attended, Rev. H.L. Wiles, officiated.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 47]

Brubaker, Bergetta (Shearer) -- SHELBY. Funeral services for Mrs. Bergetta Brubaker, 81, widow of Fred Brubaker, will be held at the Barkdull funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. D. Bruce Young, pastor of the First Lutheran church. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Brubaker died at Memorial hospital Saturday night after an illness of three years. Born on June 27, 1864 near Shelby, Mrs. Brubaker was a lifelong resident of Richland county. She was a member of Lutheran church, Hazel Grove Community Ladies' Aid and Half-Holiday club. One son, Roy of Shelby, survives. Submitted by Denise. [Mansfield News Journal: 13 January 1947]

Brubaker, Elizabeth -- Saturday -- Mrs. Elizabeth Brubaker, widow of the late Jacob Brubaker, died at her home four miles southwest of Butler, Mar. 25. She leaves a family of eight children, and was 67 years of age. She was buried at Ankneytown Cemetery Friday. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 04 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 47]

Brubaker, Jacob -- Died.  On Wednesday March 30th., 1870, Mr. JACOB BRUBAKER, aged 80 years, 3 months and 11 days.  Mr. Brubaker was among the oldest of our citizens, and has resided in this township for many years.  He cut down the first tree upon what is now the public square in the City of Mansfield, and subsequently hewed out of the forest in Sharon township, his fortune -- clearing up one of the best farms in the Township.  His wife is still living at an advanced age.  [Shelby Independent News:  14 April 1870, Vol. 2, No. 24]

Brubaker, Jacob -- d. 3/30/1870 at Sharon Twp.;  80y, 3m, 12d;  b. Pennsylvania;  farmer;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Brubaker, John -- John Brubaker, an old and esteemed citizen of Mifflin Township, residing at Kohler's mill, died at his residence last Sunday morning, aged nearly 90 years.  some three or four years ago Mr. Brubaker had a paralytic stroke, which confined him to his residence the greater part of the time since.  He was one of the early pioneers of our county, and was respected by all who knew him.  His remains were interred in the Landis graveyard yesterday forenoon.  [Ohio Liberal:  12 June 1878]

Brubaker, John Sr. -- John Brubaker Sr., of whose lingering illness former mention has been made, died at hi home in Mifflin Twp. at the advanced age of 81 years, and was buried at the Emanuel Church Cemetery on the 29th. ult.  The funeral is being largely attended.  Mr. Brubaker was a man highly honored by all, and like a ripe shock of corn, has been gathered into the garner above.   [Ohio Liberal:  07 May 1884]

Brubaker, Mary A.

Brubaker, Mrs. Harrison. - Mrs. Harrison Brubaker died yesterday at her home in Shelby, death being due to heart failure.  Mrs. Brubaker had been bedfast for the past month as a result of a broken hip, which she had sustained in a fall, and the shock of the accident was more than she was able to stand.  She was 72 years of age and had resided in the Shelby community all her life, having been born in Franklin Township.  She is survived by three sons, Bert, Harry and James Brubaker, of Shelby, four brothers, George, Samuel and James Lantz, of Franklin Township, and John Lantz, of Mansfield, and a sister, Mrs. Jacob Pifer, of Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family home in Shelby.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News; Mansfield, Ohio:  Wednesday, January 5, 1921]

Brubaker, Mrs. Jacob -- The widow of Jacob Brubaker, Sr., died several weeks ago.  We have no data from which to make a more extended notice, none having been handed us for publication.  [Shelby Independent News:  23 May 1872, Vol. 4, No. 30]

Brucato, Devena -- Mrs. Devena, aged 84 years, died July 10 at her home, 268 North Main street.  Funeral Thursday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Peter’s Catholic church.  Burial in Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Sally.  [Mansfield News:  10 July 1928, p. 15]

Bruce, Vincent E. -- Death has again invaded the ranks of Co. M and has borne away another comrade who served amid the vicissitudes of Cuba, only to come home and die.  This is the seventh death in Co. M.  At 5:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister, Miss Zina Bruce, at 26 S. Walnut Street, Vincent E. Bruce, one of the youngest members of Co. M, passed away, after having had all the care and attention that loving hearts and willing hands could give.  He was one of the recruits to Co. M, was mustered in June 15 last and left the next day for Camp Alger.  He was not ill in Cuba except for bowel complaint which was prevalent among the troops.  Faithful and well he served with his company, but on the trip from Cuba to Montauk Point, on the transport Mohawk, he took sick and was quite ill at Camp Wikoff.  He became enough better, however, to come home and arrived here Sept. 5.  Disease had fastened itself upon him, however, and he gradually became worse until death came.  The cause of his demise was typhoid malaria, together with pneumonia which set in.  Vincent E. Bruce was only 16 years, 10 months and 2 days old.  He was born at Millersburg, was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Eli Bruce.  He was the youngest son of a family of 14 children and was the only boy.  His father died 12 years ago and his mother four years ago.  He has been a resident of Mansfield for about two years and made his home with his sister, Miss Zina Bruce, on South Walnut Street, where he died.  He has eight sisters living.  They are Miss Zina Bruce, of this city, Mrs. Charles Chambers, of Frankfort, Ind., Mrs. Walter Van Meter, of Wooster, Mrs. James DeMiller, Mrs. A.F. Childs and Mrs. Truman Smith, of Crestline;  Mrs. S.H. Murry and Mrs. Theodore McClaran, of Paint Valley.  The funeral services conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, will take place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Lutheran church.  The pall-bearers will be composed of comrades of Co. M.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  27 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 80]

Bruce, William H. -- William H. Bruce was born near Harrisburg, Pa., November 18th., 1837, and died August 7th., 1873, aged 35 years, 8 months and 20 days. He was for some eight or ten years a citizen of Shelby, for sometime engaged in business. When the second three months call was issued, he enlisted in the 84th. Regiment O.V.I., and as a first-class soldier served his time; after which he re-enlisted in the three years service 120th. Regiment, O.V.I. Was with his Regiment at Young's Point, Louisiana, where disease for a time disabled him for duty. Met his Regiment before Vicksburg, engaged in the fearful contest until the City fell into the hands of the Union army. Disease again so prostrated him as to necessitate his discharge from the service, which was honorably given on account of disability. When the call was issued for the 100 days service, with health comparatively regained, he was among the first to answer said call, and served his time. As a soldier, he was beloved by his comrades, usually cheerful, looking at the bright side of life as he passed through the varied and trying scenes of his years. The same was true of him as a citizen and friend. So that in his last illness he was for a long time hopeful of his recovery. But when the certain fatality of his disease developed itself, he without a murmur, with fortitude and resignation submitted to that one event which awaits sooner or later all the living. His funeral was conducted, as he requested, with religious services at his home, and the attendance of the I.O.O.F. of which he was a member, and the Grand Army. His mortal remains were consigned to their earthly rest in Oakland Cemetery, with the burial services of the above named Order, and with the honors of war. The funeral procession was one of the largest ever seen here. He leaves his youthful companion, and three interesting little girls, together with many relatives and friends to lament his early departure from the active scenes of this busy world. There is one more grave of Shelby's soldier heroes, where at to linger with affections tear, and whereon to cast memory's floral wreath; beautiful and appropriate emblem of the immortality of the redeemed of the Lord. -- N.H.L. [Shelby Independent News: 14 August 1873, Vol. 5, No. 42]

Brucker, Ferdinand -- F. Brucker, whose serious illness has been noted in these columns before, died yesterday afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 49]

Brucker, Ferdinand -- Saturday.  Ferdinand Brucker, mention of whose death is made in another part of this paper, was the father of Lewis Brucker, of this city, and was one of the foremost citizens of Shelby.  The deceased was born in Germany in which country he received a fine education.  He came to Shelby about fifteen years ago and has always been considered one of the most learned men in that place.  His sons are all professional men of rare intellectual attainments.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 49]

Brucker, Margueretta -- The remains of Mrs. Margueretta Brucker, of whose death Wednesday night, at her home in Burt, Mich., mention was made in Thursday's Shield, will arrive here this afternoon at 3:40 over the Pennsylvania railroad, and accompanied by her son, Judge Lewis Brucker, of this city, and other relatives, will be taken over the Mansfield and Shelby electric line to Shelby and to the home of Francis Brucker, a son of the deceased, where the funeral services, conducted by the Rev. E.M. Page, of the Presbyterian church, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  Interment in the Shelby cemetery.  Quite a number of relatives and friends from this city will be in attendance at the funeral.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  05 May 1905, Vol. 13, No. 14]

Brumbaugh, Henry

Brumbaugh, Henry N. -- Henry N. Brumbaugh was born in Pennsylvania, April 9, 1831;  was married to Miss Harriet Jane Banks, November 18, 1854.  The family came to Mansfield a year ago last April, the larger part of which time Mr. B. had been confined to the house from heart disease.  He died April 27, and was buried from the house the following afternoon at 3 o'clock.  He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters, the oldest being the wife of Mr. Charles Super.  Mr. B. united with the M.E. Church several months since, and died in full assurance of immortality through Christ.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  07 May 1885, Vol. 35, No. 25]

Brumenschenkel, Elizabeth - Mrs. Brumenschenkel Dies At Home Today - Widow Of Late Resident Of County Succumbs - Mrs. Elizabeth Brumenschenkel, age 38 years, widow of the late John Brumenschenkel, passed away Wednesday morning at her home one mile north of this city on the Bowman street road, following a lingering illness. She was born April 13, 1893 in Hungary, and came to this country locating in Mansfield 21 years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Esther Dorn, Marie and Albert Brumenschenkel, and one son, Albert Brumenschenkel, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Susanna Hallabrin of Mansfield, four brothers Michael and Martin Hallabrin of this city, Karl and Jacob Hallabrin of Detroit, and one sister, Mrs. John Pfeiffer of Crestline. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Apostolic Christian church in charge of Elder Daniel Simon, and burial will be made in the Mansfield cemetery in charge of the Wappner funeral directors. Friends are requested to omit flowers.

Brumenschenkel, Joseph, Sr. -Joseph Brumenschenkel, Sr., who underwent an operation for a severe case of strangulated hernia on Monday evening, died at the Emergency hospital Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock.  He rallied somewhat after the operation but was unconscious a great part of the time until his death.  The deceased was nearly 72 years of age, having been born in Austro Hungary, April 15, 1836.  He came to this country in May, 1882, and has resided nearly all of the time since, having lived for a short time on a farm 6 miles north of the city.  He had been in comparatively good health until Monday evening when he became suddenly ill.  He is survived by three sons, John and Joseph of this city and Sigmund, residing in Wisconsin.  The body was taken from the hospital to the home of his son, Joseph, 580 Marion avenue.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News:  Wednesday, December 18, 1907]
 

Brumfield, Margaret J. (Wise) -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Margaret J. Brumfield, aged 52, died at her residence on Hanna Street, last night of kidney trouble.  Although she has been ailing for some time, her demise was rather sudden and unexpected.  The funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock from the residence of her son, Charles, 152 West Third Street.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 17
 

Brumfield, Margaret J. (Wise) -- Mrs. Margaret Wise Brumfield, the beloved wife of Thomas D. Brumfield, was born in the city in March, 1839, and died in September, 1891, aged 52 years and 6 months.  She was the youngest daughter of Jacob Wise, of this city, deceased, and sister of George C. Wise and Mrs. W.L. Beatty, of this city, and Mrs. Kate O'Donnell, of Milwaukee.  Her last illness was very brief, but her sufferings were great and were borne with Christian patience and fortitude.  She met the messenger of death without fear;  longing to live for the sake of her husband and sons, to whom her life was devoted, she nevertheless expressed her readiness to go, confident that she was going to be with Christ.  She was a worthy member of the First Congregational church of this city.  She needs no eulogy.  She rests from her labors and her works do follow her.  Intelligent, amiable, loving and true in her character, she leaves many who mourn her loss, many who cherish the memory of her life as sweet and blessed.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 18]

Brunn, Bruce W. -- Mansfield. Investigation into the cause of death of 22-year old Bruce W. Brunn, 471 Rembrandt St., whose body was found in his auto at the Pleasant Hill boat deck Tuesday afternoon, was continuing today under the direction of Richland County coroner, Dr. D.C. Lavender.  FOUND AT 4 P.M.  -- the young man's lifeless body was found by Frank Sally, boat concession owner shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday when Sally became curious about the car which had been parked several hours at the dock.   Sally said he saw the 1957 model car pull into the dock and park between 10 and 10:30 a.m. and noticed the car still parked there at 12:30 p.m.   Brunn's body, according to deputies, was found on the front seat and the ignition turned to the locked position which permitted the radio to operate. The engine of the car was not running, deputies said.  MANSFIELD NATIVE  -- Brunn was born in Mansfield on Nov. 17, 1935, was graduated from Senior High in the class of 1953 and was employed as a carpenter for Stanley Wilging.   He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam F. Brunn; two sisters, Geraldine and Patricia, at home; and his grandparents, Mrs. Daniel Simon of Phoenix, Ariz. and Fred Brunn Sr., of Mansfield.  Private funeral services will be conducted from the Wappner Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Friday by the Apostolic Christian Church, Middle-Bellville R. burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.   Friends may call at the funeral home, starting tonight.  Submitted by anonymous. [Mansfield News Journal 19 March 1958]

Brunn, Christina -- 79, d:  9/22/1957 at home (Glessner Ave., Mansfield):  b:  9/2/1878 at Yugoslavia;  w/o Fred  [MNJ 9/23/1957]

Brunner, Henry G. -- FRIENDS PAY RESPECTS TO H.G. BRUNNER -- More than 450 business associates, civic leaders and long-time friends of Henry G. Brunner, including a number from out of town, paid final tribute to the retired bank president and former political leader during services Saturday afternoon at the Wappner Funeral Home.  The Rev. John R. Long, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of which Mr. Brunner had been a lifelong member, conducted the rites and read favorite passages from the Scripture.  Mr. Brunner had led an active and vigorous life but in death he sought simplicity and at his expressed wishes there was no eulogy nor was the casket opened. Hundreds of beautiful floral tributes lined the rooms of the funeral home.  The Rev. Long concluded the rites with verses from John, the Gospel: "Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you."  Following the brief services interment was made in the family plot at Mansfield Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were associates of Mr. Brunner at First National Bank.    Among those attending were former Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Carl V. Weygandt; Donald W. Frease, former president of Empire Steel Corp., now a resident of Dover; and several members of the Ohio Bankers Assn., including John Woodburn, treasurer of Cleveland Trust Co.  (Excerpted from the Mansfield News-Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, January 4-6, 1963. Transcribed by Janis Garcia of Fredericktown, Ohio, in honor of Mr. Brunner's niece, Mrs. Margaret Borchardt.)  Submitted by Janis.

Brunner, Henry G. -- HENRY G. BRUNNER, BUSINESS, CIVIC LEADER, DIES AT 78 -- Henry G. Brunner, one of Mansfield's best-known, most highly respected citizens, died last night at his home, 758 Betner Dr. He was 78.  Death came less than six months after he announced his decision to retire as president of the First National Bank because of failing health.  A robust man all his life, he had developed a heart and circulatory ailment a few years ago which curtailed his activities and in recent months his condition gradually worsened. He had, however, continued his affiliation with the bank as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the executive committee.  His passing brought sadness to the hearts of many people in all walks of life, for he was truly "Mr. Mansfield", a title bestowed on him by business associates, friends and acquaintances down through the years.  Mr. Brunner's life as a hometown boy who made good in his own surroundings was part of a fast-passing scene of success stories of those who "pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps", a phrase he often used when referring to a man who had made a success in his chosen field without benefit of extensive formal education.  From childhood throughout his various endeavors in business, politics and the financial world, he had remained simply "Heinie" Brunner to his host of friends and acquaintances whom he never forgot, no matter what their stations in life.  An example of his kindness was seen by those in the bank one day when a little, black-kerchiefed German lady, evidently a new arrival in this country, came into the bank accompanied by a younger man, to put her savings into the bank.  After asking to see Mr. Brunner, they waited patiently in the lobby for the bank president, who extended the same hospitality to the two as he would have to the presidents of the United States with whom he had shaken hands and chatted.  Finding she was unable to speak English, Mr. Brunner bent down and, in soft tones, spoke "Dutch", as he called it, to her.  Immediately, her eyes lit up and smiling happily, she accompanied him back to his desk to arrange her affairs.  It was this humble quality, mixed with an ample share of good-naturedness that had made him one of the most respected men in the city since the turn of the century.  Coming from hard-working but modest German parentage, Mr. Brunner knew early in life what it was to earn his own way. While enrolled at old Bushnell school, he arose shortly after 4 a.m. every morning to carry his paper route. In the seventh grade, his family's financial status was such that he quit school to take a job as clerk at the H.L. Reed Co. at $2 per week. Two years later he decided to learn the molder's trade and got a job at Humphryes Manufacturing Co. But the urge to get a surer hold on the future prompted him to leave the factory and at 18 he entered the U.S. mail service between Pittsburgh and Chicago. He served at this job for eight years.  At 26, his innate business sense asserted itself and prompted him to purchase the Alois Kessler Insurance Agency. This step, taken in 1910, probably was the foundation on which Mr. Brunner built his career. Two years later he bought an interest in the Mansfield Shield, a morning daily Democratic newspaper, became the paper's advertising manager and later manager and stayed with it until 1919 when the Shield merged with the old Mansfield News.  Finding he liked newspaper work, Mr. Brunner bought an interest in the Mansfield Journal in 1924. The Journal was then a new paper and he was manager. He continued as such until 1926 when the Journal was purchased by R.C. Hoiles of the Mansfield News.  In the interim between 1918 and 1924, he served as mayor of Mansfield for three consecutive terms, taking office at the age of 33. During this time he compiled a record of civic accomplishment and political good sense that brought him strongly to the attention of state Democratic leaders.  Henry Brunner's debut into politics came in 1913 when he was appointed by then-Governor James M. Cox as a member of the Richland County Licensing board. He later served for many years as secretary and treasurer of the Richland County Democratic Executive committee and in 1927 was selected to be chairman of the State Democratic committee to fill a vacancy. He was elected to the chairmanship in 1928 and re-elected again in 1930.  It was during his years as state committee chairman that he managed to run campaigns for Al Smith for president and Martin L. Davey for governor, and to run the campaigns for George White for governor and Robert L. Bulkley for senator.  Also during this interim, Mr. Brunner himself was named a prospective candidate for the governorship but turned it down.  Continuing with active business affiliations, he became president of the Pioneer Storage Co. in 1929. He also was a member of the executive committee of the Mansfield Savings and Trust bank and vice president of the Lincoln Mutual Insurance Co. as well as a director of the Mansfield Hotel Co. and of the Mansfield Asphalt Paving Co. and served on the board of counselors of the Farmers Savings and Trust Co.  From 1933 to 1941, Mr. Brunner served as state manager of the Home Owners Loan Corp. with headquarters in Columbus where he gained the background for his later financial career which took him to the presidency of the Mansfield Savings and Trust National Bank and then president of the First National Bank of Mansfield.  In 1942 he left the loan corporation to become vice president of Mansfield Savings. A year later he was elevated to the position of executive vice president of the bank and in 1951 was named to the bank presidency upon the death of Charles F. Ackerman, Mr. Brunner remained president of the First National Bank when the Mansfield Savings and the Citizens National Bank consolidated on April 1, 1953.  During World War II, Mr. Brunner engineered the Victory Loan drives in Richland County and in every case saw the bond drives go "over the top".  Despite his active life, Mr. Brunner was essentially a family man, devoted to his wife who preceded him in death nine years ago, and to his son, daughter and grandchildren.  Following his wife's death he had lived at Westbrook Country Club in the summers and at the Mansfield-Leland Hotel in the winters. Several years ago when his health began to fail, his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Perl, built an addition to their home at the Betner Dr. address as an apartment for him. It was there that he died.  Also surviving are his son, Martin W. Brunner who lives at Lexington, RD 8;  five grandchildren, David and Stephen Brunner, and Gregory, Jeffrey and Elizabeth Perl. Also a sister, Mrs. George Hoffman, 466 Lexington Ave., and two nieces, Mrs. Don Borchardt and Mrs. Paul Lee of Mansfield.  He was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, a member of all Masonic bodies, Elks, Knights of Pythias, and IOOF Lodges; Westbrook Country Club, the Our Club, 51 Club and was president of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce.  The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. by his pastor, the Rev. John R. Long. Burial will be in  Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. In compliance with the expressed wishes of Mr. Brunner and members of his family, the casket will be closed.  Employees of First National Bank will serve as pallbearers.  (Excerpted from the "Mansfield News-Journal", Thursday, January 3, 1963.  Transcribed by Janis Garcia of Fredericktown, Ohio, in honor of Mr. Brunner's niece, Mrs. Margaret Borchardt.)  Submitted by Janis.

Brush, Alice -- bur. 7/27/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  21y, 6m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]  *burial date was actually listed as 7/57/1876, but I will assume that this was was typo.  It was also listed between 7/25 and 7/29.

Brush, Belle -- bur. 8/2/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  2m;  res. Cleveland  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Bryant, Andrew J. -- d. 7/9/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 3/10/1912 at Olive Hill, KY;  bur. at Olive Hill, KY  [MNJ 7/10/1954]

Bryant, Caleb L. -- Died, at Birmingham, Alabama, Jan. 6th., 1887, Caleb L. Bryant, from the effects of and abscess caused by a gun shot wound received during the late war.   C.L. Bryant was born in New Castle Pa., Feb. 10th., 1842.  His age at death was 44 years, 10 months and 26 days.  Deceased resided in Bellville for 16 years.  He has been well known by everyone here, as a good citizen, honest and industrious, a man of fine feelings, broad information, of sterling character and ever true to his friends.  He married Mrs. Mary E. Berry, Nov. 12th., 1872.  <portion of text omitted>  --  [Bellville Star:  13 January 1887, Vol. 10, No. 16]

Bryant, Charles Estell -- 56Y;  d. 5/9/1956 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 2/18/1900 at Elliott Co., KY;  h/o Mary Spriggs;  bur. Larkins Cem., Portsmouth, OH  [MNJ 5/10/1956]

Bryner, James -- Was there a crime committed or did James Bryner die of typhoid fever?  This is a matter that Coroner William Bushnell is now looking into and it is expected that the autopsy which is being held this afternoon will either decide that the man was poisoned or that he died of typhoid fever.  THE CORONER NOTIFIED.  Coroner Bushnell was notified of the case Wednesday evening when the president of the board of health of Bloominggrove township informed him of the death Wednesday afternoon about 3 o'clock presumably of typhoid fever, of James Bryner, a farmer living three and a half miles north of Ganges.  There has been some suspicion, however, that Bryner had been poisoned and the coroner was asked to look into it.  He went to the Bryner home about 7 o'clock in the evening and viewed the body.  The Sutter Undertaking company, of Shelby, had charge of the body by the time Dr. Bushnell arrived there.  Some witnesses were examined and the case looked into.  It was found that there was considerable neighborhood talk.  Dr. Bushnell returned home this morning about 1 o'clock and was at Shelby this morning looking for further information in the case.  He consulted with Dr. Anderson, who has been treating Mr. Bryner.  From him it was learned that the history of the case was that of typhoid fever.  Mr. Bryner had been confined to his bed about two weeks and had not been feeling well for about ten days before that, though not bedfast then.  All this would tend to indicate that the death was due to typhoid fever and that there was no foul play.  Mr. Bryner was 42 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children, aged respectively 9 and 7 years.  Another member of the family is a first cousin of Mrs. Bryner.  It is the intention to have the matter thoroughly investigated in order that the guilty parties may be brought to justice in case the autopsy shows evidences of poisoning or to exonerate the persons toward whom suspicion is now directed should it be found that Mr. Bryner did die of typhoid fever.  HOLDING THE AUTOPSY.  Dr. Bushnell went to the Bryner home this afternoon for the purpose of holding the autopsy.  He will be assisted by Dr. Anderson and Drs. Lybarger and Kester, of Ganges.  He will return home this evening.  The time of the funeral has been set for Friday morning at 10 o'clock, but whether it is held at that time depends on the result of the autopsy.  There is some strong feeling in the neighborhood over the matter, it is understood.  [Mansfield News:  08 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 135]

Bryner, James -- Coroner Bushnell has received the report of the physicians who conducted the autopsy upon James Briner's body at the home of the deceased, north of Ganges, Thursday.  The coroner will return the verdict that the deceased came to his death from typhoid fever.  [Mansfield News:  10 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 137]

Bryte, Wealthy -- Wednesday -- Mrs. Wealthy Bryte died near Lima Feb. 25, and will be buried at Ashland Feb. 27. Mrs. Bryte was the widow of David Bryte, who was sheriff of Richland County in an early day and will be remembered by many of the older citizens of Mansfield. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 29 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 42]

Buck, ---- -- Tuesday.  The four-months-old child of R.S. Buck and wife, of North Main Street, died early this forenoon.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 July 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 7]

Buck, Jane Sillimon -- BUCK -- In Richland Co., JANE, daughter of Alexander & Mary Sillimon, was born in Union County, Pa., January 31st., 1791, and died October 22d., aged 87 years, 8 months and 21 days. [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 01 November 1883, Vol. 33, No. 50]

Buck, Mrs. Robert -- Wednesday.  Mrs. Robert Buck, aged 50, died at her home, four miles north of the city, very suddenly yesterday morning.  Although Mrs. Buck had been sick for some time with brain fever it was supposed she was recovering, as she had felt much better for several days.  Yesterday morning she suddenly made the remark to her husband that she believed her head was bursting, as it pained her so.  Within two minutes she was dead.  The deceased leaves a husband and one daughter.  The funeral was held today.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 December 1892]

Buck, Robert -- Word was received here yesterday evening of the sudden death at Planktown, about two miles from Shiloh, of Robert Buck, a huckster, aged about 71 years.  There were circumstances about the case which led to the suspicion that the old man had been foully dealt with and this morning Coroner Baughman left at 10:24 o'clock to hold an inquest.   The consensus of opinion at Shiloh is to the effect that the cause of Buck's death was heart disease, but there was a rumor to the effect that he was supposed to have a large amount of money at his home and that he was poisoned at his home and that he was poisoned and the money taken.  Buck was well known throughout the county.  For some time he has resided by himself on a place of about 10 acres at Planktown.  He has been a huckster for some years buying butter, eggs, chickens and produce of various kinds of the farmers throughout the county and selling them various articles.  He usually sold to grocers in the city the butter, eggs, etc., which he bought of the farmers and was especially well known here.  Monday afternoon Buck was seen at the corner of Bloom and Mulberry street in this city.  He had a woman in the huckster wagon with him and was driving northward.  The woman appeared to have no hat on, but had a shawl over her head.  It appears that the woman, who gave her name as Mrs. Dickson, of this city, claims that she was desirous of going to Shelby and that Buck volunteered to take her in the wagon with him.  She remained Monday night at Buck's home and during the night he was taken very ill.  She volunteered to go for a doctor, but he did not desire one and she did what she could for his relief, putting mustard plasters on him and trying other methods of relieving his distress.  Shortly before 2 o'clock he became worse and Mrs. Dickson, becoming alarmed, went to a neighbor's to inform them of Buck's condition.  When she returned she found that he was dead.  Dr. Holtz, who was called in the case, feels sure that there was no foul play, but that the old man died of heart disease.  The inquest is being held today and tomorrow the funeral occurs.  The interment will be made in the cemetery between Shiloh and Shelby.  Buck was twice married and has two sons and a daughter.  One son lives on a farm near Shelby and another son is a motorman in Cleveland.  The daughter, also, resides in Cleveland and keeps house for her brother.  Mr. Buck's second wife died three or four years ago.  Those who knew Mr. Buck best speack well of him and he is a familiar figure who will be missed throughout the county.  He was a friendly man, of good habits.  He was seldom known to be sick.  He was formerly quite well off and owned some farms.  He at one time lived on a farm two miles north of this city.  He speculated in cattle, etc., and, it is claimed, that he lost his money in this way, between 10 and 15 years ago.  After he lost the greater part of his property he moved to Planktown and, in addition to his huckster business, cultivated the few acres which were included in his homestead.  His word was considered as good as his note by those who dealt with him.  His huckster outfit consisted of a covered wagon and two horses and he was to be seen pursing his trade in all kinds of weather.  Regarding the old man's death, various stories have been afloat, which the known facts in the case do not seem to substantiate.  Coroner Baughman will return home this evening.  The advanced age of Buck would seem to make the theory that he died of heart disease all the more probable.  [Semi-Weekly News:  20 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 67 as reprinted from the Wednesday edition of the Mansfield News]

Buck, Robert -- Coroner Baughman held an inquest yesterday at Planktown over the body of Robert Buck, of whose sudden death, early Tuesday morning, an account appeared in yesterday's News.  A post-mortem examination of the body was made by Dr. Holtz, of Shiloh, and the stomach, heart, liver and a part of the bowels were removed.  Evidences were found of intense inflammation of the stomach, which might be produced from natural causes or might be from poison.  Some of the food was also brought by the coroner for inspection.  The coroner reserved his decision and Prosecuting Attorney Douglass was notified.  the case will be investigated further.  Mrs. Dickson is said to be here.  [Semi-Weekly News:  20 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 67]

Buck, Si

Buck, William J. -- 82Y;  d. 1/28/1955 at Eugene Dale home, Mansfield;  b. 9/10/1872 near McArthur, OH;  Mansfield resident 1949-1955;  h/o Orpha Riffel   [MNJ 1/28/1955]

Buckingham, ----  -- Shelby.  The three-months-old child of C.E. Buckingham died last Sunday of brain trouble.  The funeral was held from the residence in Hildebrant's addition Tuesday.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  13 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 41]

Buckingham, Beulah

Buckingham, David -- Friday.  David Buckingham died at his residence on Wednesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock of diabetes.  The subject of this sketch was born in Baltimore County, Md., Nov. 28th., 1823.  He came with his parents to Perry Township, Richland County, in the year 1832, and resided there until the spring of 1882, at which time he removed to Lexington, where he has since lived.  In his death the Democracy lose one of its faithful adherents and the community an honest citizen.  He united with the Baptist church in 1860 and has been a communicant ever since.  He was the father of six children, four of whom and a wife mourn his departure.  The remains will be interred at Shauck's cemetery, Saturday.  The friends will meet at the house at 9 o'clock.  Services will be held at Shauck's church.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 March 1892]

Buckingham, R. -- LEXINGTON -- Dr. R. Buckingham was a gentleman of high attainment in the domain of medicine and surgery, but his prospects and aspirations were blighted and crushed by an illness of several years' duration and his death occurred a few days since in the meridian of life. An autopsy revealed the presence of that dread scourge consumption, one-third only of the left lung remaining and the right lung almost entirely solidified, an area equal to about three or four inches square only being permeable to air. The disease was not complicated with either functional or organic disease of the liver as was supposed, there but a slight inflammation of that organ and other organs presented a normal appearance. Mr. John B. Williams was the architect and builder of the model vault in which the remains were interred at Johnsville. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 13 December 1883, Vol. 34, No. 4]

Buckmaster, Helen J. -- Helen J. Buckmaster, 80, of 256 West Fifth St. died early Saturday morning in Griffeth Nursing Home after a long illness.  Born May 14, 1899, in Mansfield, she lived here most of her life.   Mrs. Buckmaster was a member of the First Christian Church and Ruth Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.   The widow of Harold E. Buckmaster, she is survived by a son, Arno of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Rufus (Harriet) Whiteamire of Rialto, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by her pastor, Dr. William C. Newman.   Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.   Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley--typed by Dina--[Mansfield News Journal--pg 3A--April 20, 1980]

Buechler, Paul Emory -- Paul Emory, son of Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Buechler, died at Cleveland, Feb. 11, in his sixth year.  The father of the deceased formerly resided in this city.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  22 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 15]  .... who was the third child they have lost during the present winter.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  25 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 16]

Bugbee, Nellie (Ally) -- MOTHER OF BABY TAKEN BY DEATH -- Two days after the birth of a baby, Mrs. Nellie Bugbee, daughter of John Ally, died this morning at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. McDaniel of Fitting avenue.  Tuberculosis is the cause of death.  It is feared the baby cannot live.  The deceased woman had lived in Bellville but a few months.  Her husband has been working in Mansfield.  A son, six years old, is left motherless with the baby.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 and will be private.  [Richland County Leader:  19 December 1919, Vol. 1, No. 2]

Buhecker, ---- -- Bellville.  A little child of John Buhecker died on Saturday and was buried on Monday at the Ankneytown Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Star:  23 June 1887, Vol. 10, No. 39]

Buhecker, Sarah -- Independence.  Mrs. Sarah Buhecker died in child birth Sunday morning.  She was buried at Ankneytown on Tuesday.  --  [Bellville Star:  14 April 1887, Vol. 10, No. 29]

Buk, May -- d. 1/28/1868 at Bucyrus, Ohio;  25y;  white;  cause:  lung fever;  res. Bucyrus  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bulger, Michael -- DIED, June 19, at his home on North Diamond Street, Michael Bulger, aged 76 years.  Funeral from St. Peter's Catholic Church, June 21, at 9 a.m.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  21 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 92]

Bulger, Michael -- The Pennsylvania railroad claimed another victim Wednesday forenoon, the second local railroad man within only a few hours.  The accident, which resulted in the death of the popular yard conductor, Michael Bulger, one of the most experienced railroad men in the city, occurred at 10:30 a.m., the particulars of which are as follows:  Conductor Bulger, in company with brakeman Frank Frost, was standing on the rear platform of the last of five cars, which yard engine No. 48 was about to place upon the Mansfield Machine Works siding, a short distance north of Orange Street.  As the cars approached the switch leading into the siding, Brakeman Frost warned his conductor, who was standing upon the car looking at a switching card in his hand.  At this moment the engineer applied the air and Mr. Bulger lost his equilibrium and fell forward.  One pair of trucks of freight car No. 30,511 passed over the unfortunate man at the hips, crushing him in a horrible way.  The brain was backed up and the mangled man extricated from his terrible position.  He was conscious and requested that Rev. Magenhann be sent for, which was done.  A stretcher was procured, upon which he was taken to his home on North Diamond Street.  Dr. Loughridge was called, but the injuries were fatal and the unfortunate man died at 11:20 a.m.  Mr. Bulger had been in the railroad service for twenty years and has been an employee of the Pennsylvania company for ten years.  The deceased, who is 40 years of age, was a good citizen and has many friends here.  He was a member of the Pennsylvania company's Relief Department and leaves a wife and five children.  Funereal arrangements will be announced later.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 December 1892]

Bulkley, Charles H.

Bull, Charles

Bull, Clayton -- BUTLER -- Clayton, son of Harrison Bull, died Tuesday morning of measles. Buried Wednesday at Four Corners Cemetery, Knox County. Services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Bone at the residence, four miles east of Butler. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 15 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 40]

Bull, Delilah -- DIED -- In Perry Township, Richland County, Ohio, March 8th., 1872, Delilah, wife of Thos. R. Bull, aged 71 years, 1 month, and 24 days. -- [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY: 15 March 1872, Vol. 1, No. 3]

Bull, Eli -- Bellville.  Eli Bull died at his home on Huron Street, on Friday, March 9th., aged 56 years.  The funeral took place at Pleasant Grove Church on Sunday forenoon.  Mr. Bull left a widow and three sons.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 43]

Bull, Eli -- Bellville.  Eli Bull died on last Friday evening aged 56 years, 11 months and 26 days.  The funeral took place on Sunday at 10:30 o'clock from the Pleasant Grove church, Rev. Austin Philpott officiating.   --  [Bellville Star:  14 March 1889, Vol. 12, No. 24]

Bull, Ephraim -- DIED -- Near Lexington, November 3d., Mr. Ephraim Bull, aged 78 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 27 November 1884, Vol. 35, No. 2]

Bull, Ephraim -- A fatal accident occurred to Ephraim Bull, living about five miles west of here (Bellville), on Monday evening.  He went with a tenant, Mr. Welsh, to a cornfield, to haul some corn in the shock, and loaded it as Mr. Welsh pitched it on the wagon.  Before the load was complete, and when Mr. Welsh had his back turned, Mr. Bull stepped backwards off the wagon and broke his neck, producing instant death.  His lifeless body was carried forty rods to the house by Mr. Welsh.  He was some seventy years of age.  --  [Bellville Star:  06 November 1884, Vol. 8, No. 6]

Bull, Ephraim -- Died, the 3rd. inst., at his home near Lexington, Ephraim Bull, aged 78 years.  Deceased was born in Berlin, Md., in the year 1806, and removed from there with his parents to Richland Co., O., in the year 1818, of which county he was a resident to the time of his death.  In the year 1829 he was united in matrimony to Elizabeth Ridenour with whom he lived contentedly and happily until July 30th., 1880, when she was taken from him by death.  Seven children were born to them, six of whom, five daughters and one son, remain to mourn their grievous loss.  Father Bull was a man of excellent character and possessed in fullest measure the confidence and respect of all who knew him.  At his death, as for a number of years prior, deceased was a prominent and valued member of what is known as the Salem Lutheran church, near Bellville.  The funeral services were held at the residence of the deceased the 5th. inst., at which time and place in the presence of a sad concourse of friends and neighbors.  Rev. G.M. Heindel, of Wooster, delivered a short discourse appropriate to the occasion.  --  [Bellville Star:  20 November 1884, Vol. 8, No. 8]

Bull, Mrs. Eli -- Bellville.  Mrs. Bull, widow of Eli Bull, died at her home on Huron Street, at noon on Wednesday after an illness of only a few hours.  She leaves three sons, two of whom are young men, the third one about 13 years old.  The body were all in the country at work and could not be got home before their mother's death.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 17]

Bull, Thomas -- DIED -- At his residence, three miles southwest of Bellville, Feb. 2d., 1873, THOMAS BULL, aged 44 years, 7 months and 23 days.  The deceased has lived almost his entire life in this vicinity, and is well and favorably known as a kind husband and father, and an exemplary citizen. About a year ago he received a hurt in the side and hip by an accidental fall in his barn, which culminated in an incurable abscess in the hip joint and bone, which brought him to his bed in April, since which time his disease continued to extend, causing constant, and at times acute pain, terminating in his decease as above stated. The deceased retained his mental powers to his last moment. Shortly before he died he arranged his earthly affairs, made kind mention of his neighbors, and especially of Drs. Whitcomb, Singery, Lee, Beach and Armentrout, not only for their collective and individual labor in his behalf, but for friendly sympathies by them so largely manifested. If, in his pain and impatience, he had said or did anything which gave the least offense to any individual, he wished it to be forgotten and forgiven, as he had made his peace with God, and desired to die in perfect harmony with all mankind. He leaves a widow and five children.  -- [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY: 07 February 1873, Vol. 1, No. 50]

Bullock, Joe -- 66Y;  d. 5/6/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp., Mansfield;  Independent Trucker  [MNJ 5/6/1955]

Bulls, Margaret -- Crestline.  Mrs. Margaret Bulls died in Chicago and was brought here for burial last Sunday;  funeral at 11 o'clock a.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  05 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 80]

Bulyer, Mattie -- Butler.  The remains of Mrs. Mattie Bulyer, of Burlington Junction, Mo., was received here last Thursday and taken to North Liberty for interment. 
[Semi-Weekly News:  23 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 86]

Burge, Catherine -- Mrs. Catherine Burge, an aged resident of this city, died Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Holway, 250 West Fourth Street.  Mrs. Burge has been ill for several months, but her death was somewhat unexpected.  Old age and a complication of diseases was the cause of her death.  The deceased was born in Newton, New Jersey and came to Mansfield when 9 years of age and has resided here ever since.  At the place where she died she has lived for forty-one years and has watched with interest the steady growth and improvement of the city of Mansfield.  At the time of her death Mrs. Burge was 82 years of age and left pone daughter with whom she has made her home for the past several years.  The deceased was a member of the First Congregational church and was one of the oldest members of the Mansfield denomination.  Although she had been ill for a long time, yet the end came peacefully and without a struggle.  The funeral services will be held at the home on West Fourth Street and will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Charles Lemoine, of the Congregational church Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  The friends are invited to the home but the burial will be private.  [Mansfield News:  28 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 101]

Burge, Clarence -- 48Y;  d. 1/18/1955 (heart attack);  b. 6/11/1906 at Hocking Co., OH;  bur. North Liberty Cem.  [MNJ 1/19/1955]

Burgener, Ida A. -- 79Y;  d. 12/28/1955 at home, Mansfield;  former H.L. Reed Co. employee;  b. at Galion, OH   [MNJ 12/28/1955]

Burgener, Peter -- Death Takes P. Burgener - Peter Burgener, 73, died unexpectedly this morning at his home 332 Grace Ct., following a heart attack.  He had been employed for many years at the Farm Tools Inc. until his retirement a year ago.  Mr. Bergener was born Feb. 22, 1877 in Switzerland.  He came to Mansfield 58 years ago.  Surviving is a brother; Fred, with whom he made his home.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Wappner Funeral home Wednesday at 1 p.m. in charge of Rev. John C. Melchert, pastor of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery.  Beginning Tuesday night, friends may call at the funeral home.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal: October 28, 1950).

Burger, Albert -- Albert Burger Stricken at Age 71 -- Albert L. Burger, 71, of 187 Bennett St., died in Mansfield General Hospital Sunday following an extended illness. Mr. Burger was born in Knox County, near North Liberty, Dec. 15, 1901, and had lived in this area all his life. He was an employee of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. until his retirement in 1963. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Freehafer Burger; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Catherine) Ebbert of Ontario and Mrs. Philip (Margaret) Strome of Wheeling, W. Va.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Bowman and Mrs. Chester Beal, both of Fredericktown; and one brother, Lloyd of Columbus. Services will be conducted in the J.H. Finefrock & Sons Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Donald Holtzapple, pastor of the Diamond Hills Baptist Church. Burial w ill be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call in the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Submitted by Nancy.  [Source: Mansfield (OH) News Journal, 2 July 1973]

Burger, Allen H. -- 71Y;  d. 3/2/1954 at home, Mansfield;  b. 1/29/1883 at Darke Co., OH;  s/o Charles & Sophia (Miller) Burger;  h/o Mary Lucinda Parcher;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 3/2/1954]

Burger, Bernice -- 47Y;  d. 5/17/1956 near St. Mary's, OH:  former Mansfield resident  [MNJ 5/19/1956]

Burger, Blanche E. (Freehafer) -- Blanche E. Freehafer Burger, 92, of 187 Bennett St., died Monday morning at her home after an extended illness. Calling hours are Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Leland Wiley.  Submitted by Nancy[Source: Mansfield (OH) News Journal, Tuesday, 29 November 1988.]

Burger, Blanche E. (Freehafer) -- Services for Blanche E. Freehafer Burger, 92, of 187 Bennett St. will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Leland Wiley, visitation minister of Ontario United Methodist Church. Calling hours will be at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Mrs. Burger was born April 17, 1896 in Jefferson Township, Richland County, living in the Bellville and Mansfield area all her life. In her early year she was a teacher for Walnut Hills School and a bank teller for Farmers Bank in Bellville. She was a graduate of Bellville High School. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Catherine) Goettle of Mansfield, and Margaret Strome of Wheeling, W. Va.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L., in 1973. Submitted by Nancy. [Source: Mansfield (OH) News Journal, Wednesday, 30 November 1988.]

Burger, David -- David Burger, aged 81 years, died on Tuesday morning at his residence 1 1/2 miles south east of the city, Mr. Burger and his wife, who survives him, were married 57 years ago and they have lived in this community for over 50 years. The funeral took place Wednesday from the English Lutheran Church of this city. Submitted by Jess. [Richland Shield & Banner 27 Sept 1884 Pg. 5 col. 3]

Burger, Frank E. -- Joseph W. Burger, Jr., of N. Walnut St., has been called to Norwalk (OH) by the death of his brother, Frank E. Burger, who was choked to death in the fire box of a locomotive.  The set screw of a pneumatic flue drill caught in his sleeve, winding his clothes around the drill until Mr. Berger [sic.] was choked.  From the fact that his dead body was found sitting in a chair, held up by the drill around which his clothing was wrapped, and that the drill was pressed against the right side of his neck, it is believed that, after entering the firebox of the boiler, Burger had seated himself on the chair to enable him to clean the flues over his head.  Although the drill was operated with a pressure of ninety pounds of air, as Burger's clothing was wound around it, it became clogged and stopped revolving.  The accident happened some time between 7 and 8:15 o'clock Tuesday night.  At about 7 o'clock Burger was seen lighting his oil lamp preparatory to entering the firebox of the boiler.  At 18:15 o'clock his dead body was discovered sitting in an upright position on the chair by a fellow workman.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  25 February 1909]

Burger, Leah -- Mrs. Burger, wife of the late David Burger, died last Saturday morning at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Ralston, south of the city, in the 77th year of her age. The funeral tool place Sunday afternoon from the English Lutheran church in this city, of which Mrs. Burger was a devoted member. It is only a few weeks since her husband passed away and in the death of this worthy old couple our community has lost two of its earnest and exemplary Christian people. Submitted by Jess. [Richland Shield & Banner 31 Jan 1885 Pg. 4 col. 2]

Burger, Samuel -- Samuel Burger, who lived on the Vasbinder Farm, died on Sunday and was buried on Tuesday. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 28 August 1884, Vol. 34, No. 41]

Burgert, James Harvey -- SHELBY -- Of deaths -- Henry A. Chamberlain, son-in-law of Dr. W.R. Bridu, born in Grand Isle, Vermont, September 16, 1846, died 9:16 p.m. February 18, 1884, aged 37 years, 5 months and 2 days. He died at Toledo and was brought home for interment in the Oakland Cemetery on the 23d. inst. On the same day, at Crestline, James Harvey Burgert, son-in-law of John Foy, born August 28, 1852, died 10 a.m. February 23d., 1884. A. Hartman of Crestline, O., son-in-law of William Douglass, killed by the cars on P., Ft.W. & C. R.R. at Canton on the 22d. The interment in Oakland Cemetery of the remains of Mrs. Saunders, of Springfield Twp., took place also on the 23d. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 28 February 1884, Vol. 34, No. 15]

Burget, George A. -- d. 10/14/1870 at Weller Twp.;  33y;  b. Ashland Co., Ohio;  lawyer;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Michigan  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Burgett, William -- Olivesburg.  Wm. Burgett died at his home Tuesday morning at 6:30 after a brief illness of five days with pneumonia.  He was born in Michigan in the year of 1829.  He was the son of Edwin Burgett and Susan Beach Burgett.  At the age of two years he became a member of the family of Wm. Houston and remained until he was 21 years of age.  He was married in 1856 to Maria Starrett and after her decease, to Addie Houston.  He united with the Presbyterian church in 1865 and was a faithful member and also an elder in it until the church and relationship was always faithful to the church and Sabbath school of the Methodist church and ever an ardent and earnest advocate of the temperance cause.  He has no near living relatives and is only survived by his faithful and living wife Addie Burgett, and Mrs. Roy Hursh, of Ashland, whom they raised from infancy and for whom she mourns as a kind and loving father.  Funeral services were held in the M.E. church Friday morning, conducted by the Rev. Scott of Congress an old pastor at this place, fifty years ago, assisted by the Rev. M.G. Keiser of Pavonia.  Interment was made in the Mt. Olivet cemetery.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 24 May 1905]

Burggraf, Elizabeth -- 88Y;  d. 6/14/1954 at Chicago, IL;  former Richland Co. resident;  wid/o Michael;  bur. Forest Home Cem., Chicago, IL  [Mansfield News Journal:  16 June 1954]

Burghard, George

Burghard, Mrs. -- DIED, Jan. 20, at her home south of this city, Mrs. Burghard, aged 70 years.  Funeral Jan. 22, at 10 a.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 37]

Burghard, Mrs. Samuel -- Woodville.  Death has again come in our midst and taken a loved mother, Mrs. Samuel Burghard, died Jan. 13, of pneumonia, after a three weeks' illness, aged 57 years.  The funeral took place from her late residence in Bridgeport on Tuesday following, Dr. H.L. Wiles officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 February 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 39]

Burghard, Thomas -- Thomas Burghard shot himself dead at his livery barn on East Third Street at about 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  It was undoubtedly a case of deliberate suicide.  The evidence all points in that direction.  Burghard has heretofore attempted to end his existence by means of morphine, taking as much as 16 grains at a single dose but without the desired effect.  The story surrounding Burghard's suicide is a long one.  Several years ago he was married to Miss Grace Keller, of this city.  The marriage was not a happy one and the more intimate friends of both parties were aware of this.  Of late Burghard has been experiencing nothing but hard luck.  It came in various ways.  He lost money and was compelled to make an assignment.  Mixed up with these financial troubles were domestic troubles.  It seems that he and his wife did not get along together almost from the first.  There was a separation, but the matter was adjusted by friends of the couple.  The last separation, it seems, occurred about six weeks ago when Mr. Burghard left Mansfield and went to live with a married sister in Detroit.  There has been some correspondence between husband and wife and Burghard's friends have noticed that he has become more despondent every day.  He became addicted to the morphine habit and used it in large quantities.  In addition he became a hard drinker.  At times Burghard would call on intimate friends and take to crying.  Saturday, according to all reports, he drank considerable whisky in various saloons.  The last letter Burghard received from his wife was dated June 28 and was received by him the next day.  He has read and re-read this letter and brooded over it.  Saturday afternoon Burghard went into a Main Street saloon, called for whisky, poured out a big drink and then stood looking at it.  When the bar-tender asked him what was the matter he said that he wasn't well and couldn't drink it and walked out without another word.  It seems that he went directly to the livery barn on East Third Street, sat down in the office and began reading the letter from his wife.  He was seen crying over the missive by several of the employees about the place, but as he has been doing this frequently little attention was paid to him.  At the hour mentioned a shot rang through the barn and when the employees went into the office they found Burghard stretched upon the couch dead.  He had shot himself in the middle of the right side of the head, the bullet coming out at the left ear.  It was a horrible sight.  The dead man's right hand still grasped the deadly 38-calibre revolver, four chambers of which were filled with loaded shells.  Coroner Baughman was out of the city, but Dr. Schambs was summoned to act in his place.  Constable William Winters made a note of all the details surrounding the case and officers Balliett and Marks took charge.  Dr. Schambs secured the letter written by Burghard's wife.  The letter had been carefully placed in an inside pocket and will probably be used as evidence at the inquest.  It is stated that the tenor of the letter was to the effect that the present separation was meant to be a final one.  Mrs. Burghard told her husband in the letter that he might have what was raised on the farm, so that it is presumed there was an arrangement of some sort in regard to support of the wife.  The letter also hinted that she believed her husband to be intimate with another woman.  Burghard was 37 years of age and has several brothers living south of the city.  He has only been in the livery business since last November, at which time he purchased the stable from Clyde Pollock.  The suicide produced more than an ordinary sensation, a large number of morbidly curious people crowding about the barn.  For many years Burghard lived with David Vasbinder and later with Miss Jane Vasbinder, both of whom are now deceased.  He worked upon their farm and was, according to the report of those who knew him best, a good farmer and a faithful worker and was highly esteemed by both of these well-to-do but rather eccentric benefactors.  When he came to the city to live with them and saw more of city than of country life the farm had less care of thought from him, and like many other country lad the change in the manner of life was not beneficial to him.  He made some unfortunate investments.  He made some dealings in fast horses and possibly other speculations which resulted disastrously.  In connection with these unfortunate turns in his finances came domestic troubles and to make matters worse he became intemperate and then came the last and tragic act which cut short his career.  The body of the suicide was removed to J.A. Niman's undertaking establishment and prepared for burial.  The funeral will occur from his late home on Wayne Street at 10 o'clock, Tuesday morning.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  05 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 56]

Burke, Anna -- Mrs. Anna Burke, widow of the late John Burke, died this morning about 10:30 at the Richland county infirmary, of which she has been an inmate about two months.  She was born in Ireland forty-two years ago and came to this country some years ago.  Her home was in Mansfield until she was taken to the infirmary on account of being ill and in a destitute condition.  The cause of her death was paralysis.  The first stroke was while she was living in this city;  the second after she was taken to the infirmary;  and the third stroke, which proved fatal, was sustained this morning.  Mrs. Burke leaves one daughter, Mary, an inmate of a Catholic orphan asylum at Cleveland.  She also has two sisters residing in Mansfield, Mrs. Mary Quinn and Mrs. A. Agan.  Mrs. Burke was a member of St. Peter's Catholic church.   [Mansfield News: 10 December 1901, Vol. 17, No. 239]

Burke, Ollie (Thuma) -- DIED -- Saturday, Feb. 17, 1894, at her home in Junction City, Mrs. Ollie Thuma Burke.  She was the daughter of Mrs. Eliza Thuma of this place.  Was born Mar. 1st., 1854.  She was married to Mr. John Burke, of Zanesville.  To them were born three daughters.   For the past year her sufferings were intense.  Everything loving daughters, husband and friends could do for her relief, was done, to no avail.  She suffered on until a wife Father released her from pain and sorrow.  She leaves a husband, daughters, mother, brother and sister, and a host of friends and relatives.   She joined the United Brethren church at the age of nineteen and lived a consistent Christian life.  Her many friends here will be shocked to hear of her death, yet they will bear with them throughout life the remembrance of a sweet, loving, even tempered disposition, and a life of the truest, purest and best.    Her remains were brought to this place Monday evening.  The funeral services were held from the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Thuma at 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Thus amid many tears and yet a joyous hope of a future meeting, she was laid to rest, and now dwells forever with the Lord, in the City, where there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying;  neither shall there be any more pain. – [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  22 February 1894, Vol. 41]

Burkepile, Lillie Mae -- [Mansfield News:  01 October 1952]

Burkett, Rebecca Beal -- Following a long illness, Mrs. Rebecca Burkett died Tuesday at her home here.  She was past 70 years of age and widely known, having lived here since a child.  In 1871 she was married to Samuel S. Beal, who died 30 years ago.  Three sons, Frank N., William and Harry, were born to this union, all living.  A daughter, Mrs. Wm. Uebel, died several years ago.  The mother later became the wife of Michigan Burkett, who died about six years ago.  The funeral was held this morning at the Lutheran church, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Frye.  Burial was in the Bellville cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  21 January 1921, Vol. 2, No. 6]

Burkhardt, Jacob

Burkhart, Charles -- Charles Burkhart, a Crestline butcher, was shot by the accidental discharge of a rifle about 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, from the effects of which he died there at midnight.  Burkhart had been out buying stock and had purchased a steer of Martin Miller, who resides just outside of East Crestline.  It was his custom to kill the cattle on the spot and for this purpose the butcher always carried with him a 38-caliber Winchester rifle.  Burkhart went to the rear of his wagon to secure the weapon and in trying to take it out, the trigger caught in some cloth used to cover the carcasses and was discharged.  The heavy load went through the end gate and into the victim's abdomen.   Several doctors from Crestline and Galion were summoned who operated on the patient and for a while it looked as if he would recover, but toward midnight he grew suddenly worse and passed away.  The deceased was a prominent resident of Crestline and was well known among the farmers of Crawford and Richland Counties with many of whom he had been dealing for a long time.  He was 35 year of age and leaves a wife and four children.  He had a number of friends in Mansfield.  The deceased was brother of Louis and Max Burkhart, who live on West Sixth street, in this city.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  28 August 1903, Vol. 11, No. 34 as reprinted from the Mansfield News]

Burkhart, Mary Ann  -- Mrs. Mary Ann BURKHART, 91, widow of William H. BURKHART, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Delia GASS, and her grand-daughter, Mrs. John W. MILLER, 169 Vennum Ave., after several weeks illness.  She was born Sept. 6, 1865 in Butler County, Kentucky, coming to Mansfield 15 years ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Morganville, Ga. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Delia GASS of Mansfield, Mrs. C. L. THORNTON of Birmingham, Ala.;Mrs. J. B. BOYDSTON of Candler, N.C., Mrs. S.C. PRESSLEY of Chickamauga, Ga; and Mrs. William BUCKNER of Asheville, N.C.; four sons, H.L. BURKHART of Mansfield, J.D. BURKHART of South Bend, Ind.; J.C. BURKHART of South Gate, Calif. and C.D. BURKHART of Rossville, Ga.; 47 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. William Walters, pastor of the Church of the Brethren of Lincoln Heights. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends my call at the funeral home starting Wednesday evening.  submitted by Mary Anne.  [Mansfield daily newspaper (?) 31 Oct 1956]

Burkholder, ---- -- Bellville.  A little son of H.H. Burkholder's was buried Monday.  --  [Bellville Star:  02 August 1888, Vol. 11, No. 45]

Burkholder, Anna -- Anna Burkholder, an inmate of the Richland County infirmary, dropped dead at the institution late this afternoon.  Mrs. Burkholder has been at the infirmary for over ten years.  Infirmary Director Zellner telephoned this afternoon to Butler where he thinks he can locate some relatives of the dead woman.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  05 March 1903, Vol. 11, No. 9 as reprinted from the Saturday Richland Shield & Banner]

Burkholder, C.E. -- Bellville.  Died, at Shanesville, O., April 9th., C.E. Burkholder, aged ?0 years, 6 months and 6 days.  The deceased was a brother of J.H. Burkholder of this place.  --  [Bellville Star:  22 April 1886, Vol. 9, No. 30]

Burkholder, "Granny" -- Bellville.  "Granny" Burkholder died Sunday morning at the home of Joseph Thrush, a few miles southeast of town, aged 80 years, 9 months and 27 days, and was buried at the Four Corners' Church, Monday.  A funeral sermon was preached at Independence by Rev. W.A. Shisler.  --  [Bellville Star:  17 July 1884, Vol. 7, No. 42]

Burkholder, H.H. -- After an illness of four months, death came Tuesday afternoon to the Rev. H.H. Burkholder, at his home in Academia.  He was formerly a resident of Bellville, and for many years resided with this family in Bellville, filling one of the most important pastorates.  The Rev. Mr. Burkholder, who was 64 years of age, is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. H.D. Fulton and Miss Evelyn Burkholder, and one son, Harold Burkholder.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Mt. Vernon academy conducted by Elder F.H. Robbins, of Washington, D.C., assisted by Elder N.S. Ashton, president of the Mt. Vernon academy, and Elder H.J. Ditwiler of Academia.  Burial will be made in the Mound View cemetery in Mt. Vernon.  [Richland County Leader:  25 January 1923, Vol. 4, No. 4]

Burkholder, H.H. -- Lost Run.  The funeral of Elder Burkholder was held last Thursday at the Academia Chapel near Mt. Vernon.  Mr. & Mrs. H.E. Iles were seen in attendance at the funeral.  [Richland County Leader:  01 February 1923, Vol. 4, No. 5]

Burkholder, Jacob -- Jacob Burkholder aged 68 years, was buried here on Friday, Mar. 2.  Later in the same paper ...  BUTLER -- Jacob Burkholder died on Tuesday night of last week with consumption. Deceased was born in Greene County, Pa., and removed to Ohio at an early date and settled in Jefferson Twp. Services were held at the family residence 2½ miles west of town on Friday with Prof. Taylor, of Mt. Vernon, in charge. His mortal remains were interred at Bellville. He was aged 68 years, 9 months and 13 days.  -- [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT: 08 March 1894, Vol. 6, No. 43]

Burkholder, Jacob -- Butler.  Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Traxler attended the funeral of Jacob Burkholder on last Thursday.  [Butler Enterprise:  28 April 1892]

Burkholder, William O. -- b. 1/18/1879;  d. 4/8/1960;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Burner, May B. -- d. 1/15/1868 at Greenwich, Huron Co., Ohio;  21d;  b. Huron Co., Ohio;  d/o James & Het Burner;  white;  cause:  croup;  res. Greenwich, Huron Co., Ohio  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Burneson, Charles -- Mansfield, Mar. 29.  Charles Burneson, an Erie local conductor, was killed at Marion yesterday afternoon.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  29 March 1890, Vol. 6, No. 20]

Burneson, Charles H. -- 72Y;  d. 5/19/1956 at home, North Olmstead, OH;  former Mansfield resident;  h/o Carrie;  Cremated  [MNJ 5/21/1956]

Burnett, Edward -- Friday.  At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Edward Burnett, the injured engineer, died at the Tressell House, Lucas.  He was aged about 30 years and had a wife and one child living at Alliance.  His remains were taken to his late home in Alliance at 8 o'clock last evening.  The funeral will take place Sunday at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, of which Mr. Burnett was a member.  Since the death of Mr. Burnett the mystery as to how he was injured will never be known.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 May 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 1]

Burnett, William -- Lexington, Jan. 12th., 1878.  Editor:  A very sad accident occurred near our village on Monday evening last, which has been the topic of conversation in almost every family and social gathering during the entire week, the nature of which is as follows:  Mr. William Burnett, a young man about 19 years of age, and a resident of our village, who on his return home from a rabbit hunt last Monday evening, accidentally let his gun (which he was carrying on his shoulder), slip from his hand and fall to the ground immediately behind him, the stock of the gun being the first to strike the ground, while the muzzle rested for an instant against his left him, about four inches above the knee.  The sudden jar produced by the fall discharged the gun, the entire load entering his limb and through and out on the opposite side, carrying with it about two inches of the bone, and leaving the remainder in that vicinity in a shattered condition.  Mr. A. Englehart, who was in company with him immediately ran for assistance, which was easily obtained, and Mr. Burnett was carried to his home.  Dr. McMillen, who was summoned, after a careful examination of the wound, pronounced amputation necessary.  Counsel being desired, Dr. Craig of Mansfield was called, who also expressed an opinion concurring with that previously expressed by Dr. McMillen.  Drs. Craig, Carey and McMillen proceeded at once, or within a short time, to amputate the limb, which was successfully and skillfully done, in the short space of from twenty to twenty-five minutes.  Mr. Burnett was carefully watched, and every assistance possible was kindly given by Dr. McMillen and his many friends, but the loss of blood and the pain, being too great for the youthful form to bear, he, after living until Wednesday morning quietly and peacefully passed into the care of a loving Saviour.  The following beautiful lines on the death of Mr. Burnett were composed by a young friend of his age, while gazing into the grave, and afterward committed to writing, and handed me to-day, this being his first production.  I submit it to you for publication.  "Lines on the Death of Wm. Burnet -- By His Friend, J.L.A.   Friend Will, thou hast left us, Left us never to return, O'er the storm tossed waves of death Thy spirit has been borne.    Borne to a land of sunshine, Where sorrows never come;  At death's knock we hope to meet thee, Safe in the eternal home.  Oh! Mother! for him do not weep!  Oh! Dry thy tears, poor May, And think of him as an Angel fair, In that beautiful home far away.  Where some day his dear form, in gladness you will clasp, And safely with him wander In eternal life at last.  Oh! brother!  do not grieve, Mourn not for this dear one, For in God's kingdom he is safe;  Safe with His beloved Son.  Oh! let us all remember well, Our days must some time end and be prepared to meet him, Who was our dear loved friend."  [Ohio Liberal:  16 January 1878]

Burns, ---- -- Wednesday.  The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Burns, of North Bowman Street, died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 12]

Burns, Annie Smith -- Mrs. Annie Smith Burns, 86, widow of Michael E. Burns, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wayne S. Au, 591 Yale Dr., Thursday, following an extended illness.  Mrs. Burns was born in Mansfield April 25, 1871, and was a life-long resident of this city. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.  Besides her daughter, Mrs. Au, she is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Lewis Kithcart, Mrs. Martin Spree and Mrs. Sam Dobre; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, all of Mansfield.  Friends may call at the J. H. Finefrock & Sons Funeral Home where services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. by W. A. Thrutchley of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Submitted by Nancy.  [unknown newspaper:  unknown date]

Burns, Barnabas -- PASSED AWAY – DEATH OF COLONEL BARNABAS BURNS – The end has come, and on Saturday morning, October 13th., just at break of day, the spirit of Colonel Barnabas Burns took its flight, and the earthly career of a noble man closed in a glorious triumph.  After weary months of illness, patiently and heroically endured, death-came, liberating the mortal body from suffering and allowing the spirit to depart to the realms of the blest.  Conscious to the last and possessing with his latest breath that vigorous mental activity which ever characterized him, he was able in that hour when the visible and invisible worlds seem to blend, to recognize and address loved friends, and to assure them that his last moments were ineffably happy and peaceful.  Such was the end of earth to one of Nature’s nobleman, of whom it might well be said, “Statesman, yet friend to truth! Of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear.”  Eulogy of Col. Burns is unnecessary;  his life itself was ever the eulogy of a man actuated by the highest principle.  Unwavering in his adherence to what he considered the right, he would advocate it although the result might be apparently to his personal disadvantage.  Honest and honorable himself, he was slow to impugn the motives of others, and in frank generosity he sometimes trusted in those by whom that trust was abused.  His trials were many and severe;  among them the sweeping away of an ample competence, through a fault not his own, and the failure of a party to properly recognize one of its most faithful and able constituents, and yet through all he bore himself with that true nobility indicative of a great nature, and commanded the respect and admiration of all who knew him.  Detesting hypocrisy and shallow pretence,  “He would not flatter Neptune nor his trident, Or Jove for his power to thunder.”  And it was not in his nature to profess sentiments which he did not cherish.  But why enlarge upon the virtues of a mare whose noble qualities of head and heart are so universally     known?  May his memory ever be cherished and his name honored.  The funeral services of the deceased took place at his late residence on South Main Street Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and were very largely attended.  The services at the residence were conducted by the Rev. J.S. Broadwell, assisted by the Rev. Dr. S.A. Bronson of the Episcopal Church.  The former gentleman spoke most touchingly of the deceased and of the triumph of his faith in his dying hour.  Feelingly he alluded to the home life of departed, where he was loved and almost idolized by his family, to whom he was bound by the ties of tenderest affection.  The remarks of the eloquent pastor were very appropriate, fitting the occasion well and were attentively listened to by all within the range of is voice.  Following the service at the residence, the ceremonies were taken in charge by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which organization Col. Burns was a member for about forty years, having been initiated into Mansfield Lodge, No. 19, at its institution.  The line of march to the cemetery was taken up, with Uniform Degree Camp, Mohican Encampment, Mansfield Lodge No. 19, Richland Lodge No. 161, McLaughlin Post G.A.R., and the members of the Richland county Bar, in line preceding the hearse, which was attended by the following pall bearers:  T.B. Andrews, Lowry Sibbett, E. Hade, E. McCoy, D. Dirlam, G.F. Carpenter, H.P. Davis and M.D. Harter, all of whom were selected by the deceased.  A long line of carriages followed the hearse to the cemetery, where the burial service of the Odd Fellows was performed, Past Grand C.T. Foulk officiating as chaplain and Past Grand Master Hedges a Noble Grand.  Many visiting lodge members were in attendance, and among others from abroad were General Durbin Ward and Grand Grand Master Van Sciver of Norwalk.   [Ohio Liberal:  17 October 1883]

Burns, Cass -- DIED, May 18, at Columbus Grove, Cass Burns, formerly of this city, aged about 35 years.  Funeral May 20, from the B.&O. depot at 9:55 a.m.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  19 May 1890, Vol. 6, No. 63]  *see also:  Lewis Cass Burns

Burns, Charles E. -- C. E. BURNS DIES FROM PNEUMONIA - Councilman-At-Large Passes Away Following Brief Illness - Charles E. Burns, for many years  councilman from the second ward, and during the past year councilman-at-large, died last evening at his home, 828 Bowman street, following a brief illness with pneumonia.  Mr. Burns was born in Mansfield, Dec. 23, 1866, and has continuously resided here. At an early age of his life he began work for the Pennsylvania railroad company as water carrier for the section men. Later he took position in the Pennsylvania freight house as trucker. On Oct. 14, 1882, he was advanced to a clerkship in the office of the company, which position he held until his advancement to the assistant cashier, which he held at the time of his death.  He was in the employ of the company during 43 years of his life and would have been eligible to retirement in a few years. During the time he was working for the railroad company, he became interested in the welfare of his ward and became a candidate for city councilman, to which office he was elected by a large majority.  He was popular among his neighbors and friends. He was elected year after year to the city council. He always gave a good account of his actions to his constituents. Mr. Burns worked for the interests of the city, and was prominent in the matter of securing a park for the citizens on the north side.  Since being elected as councilman-at-large in 1921, he was a leader in the workings of that body and his advice was always heeded by the other members. Many new projects and improvements were first made possible by an investigation conducted by Mr. Burns. When he found movement feasible, the other members relied on his judgment.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Burns, two sons, Gurley and Earl Burns, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. John Jackson of this city. He was a member of the Foresters, and his church preference was the Methodist Episcopal.  No arrangements have been made for the funeral.  Submitted by Gary.  [MANSFIELD NEWS:  21 April 1923]

Burns, Charles J. -- Charles J. Burns, 82, formerly of James Avenue, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996, at Woodlawn Nursing Home after a long illness.  He was born Oct. 18, 1914, in Mansfield to Gurley and Marie Vandivort Burns, living here all his life.  He retired from Westinghouse after 30 years of service and also worked at Richland Bank. He was a life member of the American Motorcycle Association, the Mansfield Motorcycle Club, and the International Radio Patrol.  He is survived by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Burns; four nephews, Mike, Jeff and Scott Burns, and James Campbell; great-nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Edward Burns; a sister, Margaret Campbell; and a good friend Mary Dise.  Calling hours will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Mansfield Cemetery by the Rev. Carl Cunfer.  Memorial contributions may be made to Day Spring or the International Radio Patrol.   Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  28 December 1996]

Burns, Charles J. -- Charles J. Burns, 82, formerly of James Avenue , died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996 , at Woodlawn Nursing Home after a long illness.  He was born Oct. 18, 1914 , in Mansfield to Gurley and Marie Vandivort Burns, living here all his life.  He retired from Westinghouse after 30 years of service and also worked at Richland Bank. He was a life member of the American Motorcycle Association, the Mansfield Motorcycle Club, and the International Radio Patrol.  He is survived by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Burns; four nephews, Mike, Jeff and Scott Burns, and James Campbell; great-nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Edward Burns; a sister, Margaret Campbell; and a good friend Mary Dise.  Calling hours will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Mansfield Cemetery by the Rev. Carl Cunfer.  Memorial contributions may be made to Day Spring or the International Radio Patrol.  Submitted by Gary .  [ Mansfield News Journal:  28 December 1996 ]

Burns, Clara Marie -- MRS. BURNS, 52, TAKEN BY DEATH - Mansfielder Succumbs In Hospital After 3-Week Illness - Mrs. Clara Marie Burns, 52, wife of Gurley M. Burns, 19 Minerva avenue , died Monday in General Hospital following an illness of three weeks.  Mrs. Burns was born in New Concord but spent most of her life in Mansfield.  She was a member of the South Main street Evangelical church.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Charles, Edward and Robert; one daughter, Margaret, all at home, and a sister, Mrs. Roy Friberger of Akron.  The body was removed to the Wappner funeral home where services will be held at 3:30 p.m. in charge of Rev. C.L. Kern. Burial will be in Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Gary .  [ Mansfield News Journal:  26 March 1940]

Burns, Dennis -- bur. 3/12/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  65y  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Burns, Earl Sr. -- Mansfield _ Earl Ottis Burns Sr., 92, formerly of 336 Bowman St., died Saturday evening in Lexington Court Nursing Home after a  brief illness.  He was born Oct. 22, 1895, in Mansfield where he lived most of his life. Mr. Burns was a retired 48-year employee of Pennsylvania Railroad and a member of B.R.A.C.  Surviving are one daughter, Geraldine Burns Gurik of Mansfield, two sons, Richard L. and Harlan A. both of Mansfield, eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Stella Burns, one son, Earl O. Jr., and a brother Gurley.  Calling hours will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. by Dr. Wray C. Smith, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  08 August 1968]

Burns, Earl O. Jr. -- MANSFIELD - Earl O. "Jun" Burns Jr., 68, of 1585 Middle-Bellville Road died Thursday afternoon in Mansfield General Hospital.  He was born Sept. 28, 1919 in Mansfield and lived here all his life. Mr. Burns was a retired 42-year employee of the Tappan Co.  He was a member of the American Legion McVey Post 16, AMVETS Post 26, Pandora Dance Club, Tappan Quarter Century Club and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where he was a past church councilman and served on many committees. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.  Surviving are his wife, Eileen Matuch Burns, two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Carol) Meyers of Lucas and Mrs. Randell (Connie) Zappone of Mansfield; five grandchildren, adopted daughter, Maria Stone of Mansfield; father, Earl O. Burns Sr. of Mansfield, two brothers, Richard and Harlan of Mansfield; and one sister, Mrs. Paul (Gerry) Gurik of Mansfield.  Calling hours at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to services Saturday at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dr. Wray C. Smith, his pastor.  Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Military services will be held at the graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinty Memorial Fund.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  08 July 1988]
 

Burns, Eddra -- Miss Eddra Burns, aged 27, years, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Emma Burns, 41 Daisy street , Saturday morning at 6 o'clock , after an illness of 16 months with asthma.  She is survived by her mother, one brother, Charles E., and one sister, Mrs. Harriett Jackson, all of this city. Private funeral from the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock , conducted by the Rev. S.L. Stewart.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  02 March 1907]

Burns, Edward Earl -- E.E. Burns Dies at 33 - Edward Earl Burns, 33, a resident of the Court Hotel, died Thursday afternoon at General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Burns was born May 6, 1917 at Mansfield and spent his entire life here. He was a driver for the Service Taxi Co.  Surviving are his father, Gurley M. Burns of Ashland; two brothers, Charles and Robert, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas H. Campbell, all of Mansfield.  Services will be held at Wappner Funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, in charge of Rev. John G. Gensel. Burial will be in Mansfield cemetery.   Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  15 December 1950]

Burns, Edward Earl -- E.E. Burns Dies at 33 - Edward Earl Burns, 33, a resident of the Court Hotel, died Thursday afternoon at General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Burns was born May 6, 1917 at Mansfield and spent his entire life here. He was a driver for the Service Taxi Co.  Surviving are his father, Gurley M. Burns of Ashland ; two brothers, Charles and Robert, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas H. Campbell, all of Mansfield .  Services will be held at Wappner Funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, in charge of Rev. John G. Gensel. Burial will be in Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Gary .  [Mansfield News Journal:  15 December 1950 ]

Burns, Elizabeth Marks -- Life-Long Resident Of This City Succumbs Early Friday Morning - Mrs. Elizabeth Marks Burns, aged 62, Widow of the late Charles E. Burns, died at the family home, 328 Bowman St. Friday at 12:50 a.m. following a lingering illness.  Mrs. Burns was born in this city August 4, 1867 and spent her entire life here. She was a daughter of the late Christopher and Margaret Kramer Marks. She was a member of the First Methodist Church for many years.  Surviving are two sons, Gurley Burns, and Earl, one brother, John Marks and one sister, Mrs. Christ Kissling, all of this city. Seven grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held at the late home Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. E.R. Brown, pastor of the Methodist Church will conduct the services. Burial will be made in the Mansfield cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Finefrock funeral directors. -Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  13 September 1929]
 

Burns, Emma -- Mrs. Emma Burns, widow of Leonard Burns, died Sunday morning about 4 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Jackson, 74 Harker street . Mrs. Burns has been bedfast for some time and death was due to complication of diseases.  She is survived by one son, Charles E. Burns, a daughter, Mrs. John Jackson, and three grandchildren. A brother, Henry Schaub, of Canton , and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas of Burnham, Pa. , and Mrs. Barbara Schaeffer, of Washington, D.C. , also survive.  Funeral services Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of John Jackson on Harker street, the services being conducted by Rev. T. W. Grose, of the First Methodist church. Friends are invited to the funeral. Burial private.  Submitted by Gary .  [ Mansfield News Journal:  08 January 1912 , p. 4]

Burns, Eva B.---80 of 114 East High Stre, Plymouth died Monday evening ath the Willard Area Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Ruggles Township, Ashland County and had lived most of her life in the Shiloh-Plymouth area. She was preceded in death by her husband Sherman, in 1972. Arrangements are incomplete at the Myers Funeral Home in Greenwich.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Brenda. [Ashland Times Gazette, January 10, 1978].

Burns, Frances Faye -- Ashland - Frances Faye Burns, 82, of 1332 Township Road 653 died Saturday at her residence after a long illness.  She was born June 15, 1912, in Ashland to Cloyd and Addied Stoops Burns.  Mrs. Burns retired in 1977 from Faultless Rubber Co. after 26 years. She had also been employed at Mohican Rubber Co.  She is survived by a son, C. Richard Burns of Ashland; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Moritz of Ashland; and two brothers, John and Charles Burns, both of Ashland.  She is preceded in death by a sister.  There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Chestnut Grove Cemetery by the Rev. Robert Hall. Heyl Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes Support at Samaritan Hospital.  Submitted by Nancy.  [Mansfield News Journal:  15 November 1993]

Burns, Gurley M. -- Gurley M. Burns, 81 Succumbs in Ashland - ASHLAND - Gurley M. Burns, 81, 276 West Main St., Ashland, died Monday morning at Ashland Samaritan Hospital after a long illness.  He was a native of Richland County, he had lived in Ashland County for the last 25 years. He was a retired machinist from Ohio Brass Co. in Mansfield. He was a member of the Methodist Church.  He is survived by two sons, Robert and Charles both of Mansfield; one step-son, Charles (Bus) Hockensmith of Ashland; one brother, Earl of Mansfield.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Heyl Funeral Home. The Rev. Keith Metzger will officiate. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  07 July 1970]

Burns, Gurley Marks -- Gurley M. Burns, 81 Succumbs in Ashland - ASHLAND - Gurley M. Burns, 81, 276 West Main St., Ashland, died Monday morning at Ashland Samaritan Hospital after a long illness.  He was a native of Richland County, he had lived in Ashland County for the last 25 years. He was a retired machinist from Ohio Brass Co. in Mansfield. He was a member of the Methodist Church.   He is survived by two sons, Robert and Charles both of Mansfield; one step-son, Charles (Bus) Hockensmith of Ashland; one brother, Earl of Mansfield.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Heyl Funeral Home. The Rev. Keith Metzger will officiate. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  07 July 1970]

Burns, Helen May

Burns, Leonard G. -- DIED, At his home on Daisy Street at 2 p.m., Sept. 9, Leonard G. Burns.  He was born May 29, 1844.  Mr. Burns was a devoted member of the M.E. Church.  He served as a lieutenant in the army, being out three years and eight months.  For the last fifteen years he has been employed as checkman for the Pennsylvania company.  Funeral services, 2 p.m., Sept. 11.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  15 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 42]

Burns, Lewis Cass -- Geo. W. Zellner received a telegram from Columbus Grove last evening announcing the death of Lewis Cass Burns, formerly of this city.  The remains will be brought here for interment.  The deceased was the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. W.S. Burns, now deceased, and has been a cripple his entire life, but was able to walk around with the aid of crutches.  The cause of his death was consumption, and a letter received here several days ago said that one side of his palate was paralyzed and that he was totally unable to help himself.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 May 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 1]

Burns, Marion

Burns, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Burns, wife of Missionary Edward Burns, of this city, was a woman of strong christian character.  Her fortitude under suffering, her calm confidence in her Savior, unmurmuring submission to her lot, her unselfish anxiety for others, marked her as a deep and earnest Christian.  It simply developed in death what was cherished in daily life these ten years past.  She was born in Meriden, Conn., in 1846, and spent her whole life there until she came to his city with her two daughters last March, to make a home for her husband.  She was ever in her place at church, sometimes when friends remonstrated against her going, but she loved the place of prayer.  She was quiet, living a home life, kind to every one , charitable, never heard to speak a word in censure or criticism of any one, expressing many times during her illness her appreciation of the many expressions of kindness shown her.  She had no desire to return to her eastern home or to be carried thither after she died, for she felt that she was among as good friends as she ever knew.  Her funeral was attended by a large concourse of people, many of whom could not gain entrance to the house.  It was especially affecting to see those from all parts of the city whom her husband had helped and blessed who came to show respect for her memory and sympathize with him in the first great sorrow of his life.

Burns, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Burns, the wife of Missionary Edward Burns, of this city, was a woman of strong Christian character.  Her fortitude under suffering, her calm confidence in her Savior, her unmurmuring submission to her lot, her unselfish anxiety for others, marked her as a deep and earnest Christian.  It simply developed in death what was cherished in daily life these ten years past. She was born in Meriden, Conn., in 1846, and spent her whole life there until she came to this city with her two daughters last March, to make a home for her husband.  She was ever in her place at church, sometimes when friends remonstrated against her going, but she loved the place of prayer.  She was quiet, living a home life, kind to everybody, charitable, never heard to speak a word in censure or criticism of any one, expressing many times during her illness her appreciation of the many expressions of kindness shown her.  Her funeral was attended by a large concourse of people, many of whom could not gain entrance to the house.  It was especially affecting to see those from all parts of the city whom her husband had helped and blessed, who came to show respect for her memory and sympathy with him in the first great sorrow of his life. --  [Mansfield Evening News:  04 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 258]

Burns, Mary Catherine -- d. 6/5/1870 at Mifflin, Ohio, inflammation of the bowels;  10m, 15d;  b. Mifflin Twp.;  res. Mifflin Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Burns, Michael E. -- Michael E. Burns, husband of Anna Smith Burns, died this morning at 7:30 o'clock at the family home., 102 Daisy Street, after an illness of seven months. For many years Mr. Burns was a leverman with the Pennsylvania railroad.  He was born in Ashland county, July 25, 1870 and came to Mansfield when a young man. He was a member of the Security Benefit association.  Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mary M. Kithcart, Mrs. Ruth D. Spree, Mrs Katherine L. Dobre and Miss Margaret M. Burns, all of this city. Two brothers, John Burns, of Ashland and William Burns, of Marion, also survive together with four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Finefrock funeral home Friday at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. M.G. Nicola officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Nancy.  [Mansfield News Journal:  08 March 1933]
 

Burns, Michael E. -- husband of Anna Smith Burns, died this morning at 7:30 o'clock at the family home, 103 Daisy Street, after an illness of seven months.  For many years Mr. Burns was a leverman with the Pennsylvania railroad.    He was born in Ashland county, July 25, 1870 and came to Mansfield when a young man.  He was a member of the Security Benefit Association.    Besides his wife he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mary M. Kithcart, Mrs. Ruth D. Spree, Mrs. Katherine L. Dobre and Miss Margaret M. Burns,all of this city.   Two brothers, John Burns, of Ashland and William Burns, of Marion, also survive together with four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Finefrock Funeral Home Friday at 3:30 p. m.: with Rev. M. G. Nicola officiating.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley--typed by Dina--[Mansfield News--pg 3--March 8, 1933]

Burns, Mrs. Edward -- About eight weeks ago, Mrs. Edward Burns discovered a blister on her foot which caused great pain.  The foot got worse and Sunday afternoon she died at the home of her husband on Wood street.  The funeral will take place today at 2 p.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  02 January 1890, Vol. 49, No. 7]

Burns, Mrs. Edward -- Monday.  Mrs. Burns, wife of the Congregational missionary, Edward Burns, died yesterday about 1 o'clock at the home of her husband on Wood Street after a ten days illness with gangrene.  The deceased was born in Meriden, Conn., and moved here from that state last March with her husband and two daughters.  She was aged 43 years, six months and eleven days.  The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Rev. J.W. Hubbell officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 33]

Burns, Mrs. George -- Saturday.  Mrs. George Burns, aged 40 years, died of la grippe at the home of her husband, four miles north of the city, at 9:15 this morning.  The funeral will take place from the house Monday morning at 10 o'clock.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 January 1892]

Burns, Mrs. W.S. -- The funeral of Mrs. W.S. Burns took place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from her residence on North East Diamond Street.  Rev. Albert D. Knapp officiated at the obsequies.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  09 July 1885, Vol. 35, No. 34]

Burns, N.E. -- N.E. Burns, an Erie freight brakeman was killed between 7 and 8 o'clock SAturday night near Madison switch, east of this city.  The exact manner of his death is not known, but it is evident that he must have fallen between the cars, as the lower half of his body was horribly mangled.  << three paragraphs omitted >>  The victim of the accident was between 30 and 32 years of age and had been railroading for about five years.  He was a married man.  [Semi-Weekly News:  14 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 100]  *Copies of the entire article can be ordered from the Sherman Room of the Mansfield/Richland Co. Public Library.  See our LIBRARIES page for fees and address.

Burns, Robert A. -- Former Mansfield Councilman Dies - Mansfield - Former four-term Mansfield Councilman Robert A. Burns, 64, of 1400 Frederick Court died Friday morning in Mansfield General Hospital following a brief illness.  His first term on council began in 1972, and he served four consecutive terms before losing in the 1979 mayoral primary. In 1981, he was elected to the 4th Ward post on council, he chaired the finance utilities committee. In 1983, he resigned his council seat to join the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services.  He spent his years on council fighting for what he called "people priorities." During his mayoral nid in 1979, he said, "We have to stop the arrogance that hits the people when they walk into city hall." He was a conservative and was self-described as "economically Progressive."  Born Dec. 26, 1921, in Mansfield, he had lived in the city all his life. The was a retired employee of the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co.  A member of the First English Lutheran Church, he was a life member and past commander of American Legion Post 16 and past commander of AMVETS Post 26. He was also a member of 40&8, Voiture 20, Ohio State Soldiers Relief Commission; Charles Hoffman Lodge 767, F&AM; Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus; Mansfield Council 94, R&SM; Mansfield Commandery 21, Knights Templar, Mansfield Chapter 29, R.A.M.; Al Koran Temple; Mansfield Shrine; Baku Grotto; the Mansfield Tire 25 Year Club; the Mansfield Liederkranz; the Order of Owls; the Sons of Herman; and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force.  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Gump Burns; three sons, Gary "Mike", Jeff and Scott, all of Mansfield; four grandchildren; and a brother, Charles of Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Wray C. Smith of Holy Trinty Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Military services will be conducted at the gravesite.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Veterans Soldiers and Sailors Home in Sandusky.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  06 December 1986]

Burns, Sarah -- b. 3/1/1871 at Bloominggrove Twp. - consumption;  30y, 15d;  b. Bloominggrove Twp.;  white;  res. Bloominggrove Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Burns, Stella Brickner -- Mrs. Stella Brickner Burns, 83, of 336 Bowman St., wife of Earl O. Burns Sr., died Saturday morning in Mansfield General Hospital after a short illness.  Mrs. Burns was born April 7, 1894 in Mansfield and lived here all her life. She was a charter member of the First English Lutheran Church.  Surviving are three sons, Earl O. Jr. of Middle-Bellville Rd., Richard L. of Fairlawn Ave., and Harlan A. of Alta West Rd., a daughter, Mrs. Paul Geraldine Gurik of Sunset Blvd., eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the First English Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dr. Jerry Schmalenberger. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner. Funeral Directors on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  05 March 1978]

Burr, A.S. -- d. 4/1/1870 at Mansfield;  53y, 10m, 11d;  b. Mansfield;  boarding;  cause:  spasms;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Burr, Mary A. -- bur. 6/12/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  25y, 11m, 7d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Burress, Mrs. John -- Mrs. John Burress, who died at the residence of Mrs. Courtright on South Main street, will be buried today.  Rev. N.S. Albright, officiating.  [Mansfield Herald:  22 August 1889, Vol. 39, No. 40]

Burress, Mrs. John -- Friday.  Mrs. John Burress died very suddenly yesterday afternoon at Mrs. Courtright's home on South Main Street.  The funeral will take place tomorrow, Rev. N.S. Albright, officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 14]

Burris, John Elwell -- JOHN ELWELL BURRIS, son of Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Burris, passed away at the family home on South Water street on last Sunday evening at 6:55 o'clock, after a lingering illness. Aged 25 years, 3 months, and 26 days. Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister and two brothers: Mrs. George Heuss and Harry A. Burris, of Mansfield, and Ralph Burris at home. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. R. Woodworth. Interment was made in the Loudonville Cemetery.  [died July 29 1917]  Submitted by Donna.  [Loudonville newspaper:  02 August 1917]

Burson, Alexander -- Saturday.  Alexander Burson, aged 41 years, died at his residence on Western Avenue, at 9:45 this morning of congestion of the brain.  Mr. Burson was a native of Belmont County (OH) and has been a resident of this city about 13 years.  The deceased was married in 1874 to Miss Mary Bingner, who, with three children, survive him.  Mr. Burson was a member of the firm of Kemp, Burson & Co., furniture dealers, and will be missed from business circles.  Funeral announcement tomorrow.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 March 1892]

Burson, Roy -- Thursday.  Roy Burson, aged 18 years, died at the hospital in Cleveland at 10:30 last evening.  He was one of the well-known young men of this city.  The remains were brought to this city this afternoon.  Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 June 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 6]

Burwell, A.A. -- Miss Anna Campbell received copies of newspapers this week from Hebron, Ind., containing accounts of the deaths of A.A. Burwell and wife.  Mr. Burwell was a cousin of the late J.L. Burwell and the late Mrs. Wm. Campbell, and his death occurred April 21st.  He was born in Richland County and was aged 83 years.  Mrs. Burwell was a sister of Paul Oliver and her death occurred May 6th.  She was born near Perrysville, 1829, and was united in marriage with Mr. Burwell in 1851.  After 58 years of wedded life their deaths occurred only fifteen days apart.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 21 May 1909, p. 2 as reprinted from the Loudonville (OH) Democrat]

Burwell, Mrs. A.A. (nee Oliver) -- Miss Anna Campbell received copies of newspapers this week from Hebron, Ind., containing accounts of the deaths of A.A. Burwell and wife.  Mr. Burwell was a cousin of the late J.L. Burwell and the late Mrs. Wm. Campbell, and his death occurred April 21st.  He was born in Richland County and was aged 83 years.  Mrs. Burwell was a sister of Paul Oliver and her death occurred May 6th.  She was born near Perrysville, 1829, and was united in marriage with Mr. Burwell in 1851.  After 58 years of wedded life their deaths occurred only fifteen days apart.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 21 May 1909, p. 2 as reprinted from the Loudonville (OH) Democrat]

Bush, Amelia

Bush, Edith -- Edith, the 9-year-old daughter of Louis and Nellie Bush, who live northwest of the city, died Monday at 1 o'clock p.m.  The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  06 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 54]

Bush, Edith -- Amoy.  Edith, the oldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Bush, died Monday.  Her remains were interred in the Mansfield cemetery, Tuesday afternoon.  [Semi-Weekly News:  09 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 55]

Bush, Edith -- Jackson Township.  Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Bush buried their 9-year-old daughter, Tuesday.  Her sickness was quite short.  The parents have the sympathy of their many friends in the sad hour.  [Semi-Weekly News: 16 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 57]

Bush, Edith Byerly -- 51Y;  d. 2/17/1954 at home, Winslow, AZ;  b. 10/25/1902 at Mansfield;  Arizona resident 1944-1954;  w/o Ralph;  bur.  at Winslow, AZ  [MNJ 2/18/1954]

Bush, Edith Byerly

Bush, Field W. -- The remains of Field W. Bush arrived here this morning from Florida and were laid to rest this afternoon in the family lot in Oakwood Cemetery.  Mr. Bush died of angina pectoris, or disease of the heart, at Daytona, Fla., Feb. 23, 1896, and temporary burial was made at that place.  The body, accompanied by his son, Eugene, lately of Utah, came the long journey in a hermetically sealed metallic casket, which, of course, was not opened here.  The daughter, Mrs. Alfred, of Mt. Vernon, is also here.  Other relatives and friends in this community assisted in the obsequies.  The age of the deceased was about 63 years.  Bucyrus was his home till about 25 years ago when he removed to Mansfield and afterward to Florida.  His widow is the daughter of the late John Shull and wife.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 4 as reprinted from the Bucyrus Telegraph of 07 January 1897]

Bush, Frank W. -- Frank W. Bush died at Daytona, Fla., Feb. 25, 1896, aged about 64 years. Mr. Bush was born in Bucyrus, was a tinner by trade. He came to Mansfield in 1868, and established himself in business with George S. Harris, and afterward was the senior of the firm of Bush & Runyan, afterward Bush, Runyan & Tait. About 10 years ago he went to Daytona with William Helps and engaged in manufacturing ice. He was an active, enterprising business man, a good citizen and his death is universally regretted. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 29 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 42]

Bush, Lillie -- Mrs. Lillie Bush died at the Toledo Asylum and was brought to this city, Thursday night.  Funeral from her late residence, three miles northeast of this city, Saturday at 10 a.m.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 15 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 13]

Bushey, Abraham -- d. 10/14/1870 at Shelby, no cause of death listed;  79y;  b. at Pennsylvania;  res. Sharon Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bushey, Abraham -- Abraham Bushey, of Shelby, Dies the Day After Anniversary -- The venerable Abraham Bushey, father-in-law of Councilman Henry Wentz, was to have celebrated his 85th birthday Sunday at the home of Mr. Wentz on East Main street, but Saturday night he was taken ill and the celebration of the anniversary was postponed. Mr. Bushey had arranged with his daughter, Mrs. Henry Wentz, to give an elaborate dinner to a dozen of his friends Sunday, but Saturday night he fell down in his room in some manner and disturbed the family so that they went to his room ad found him lying on the floor with his leg badly sprained. Since the accident he has been under the doctor’s care constantly and his nerves are completely unstrung. His mind wanders at times and he declares that he was walking near Ganges when he fell over a log and sprained his leg. His condition is very unfavorable and it was thought advisable to wire his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Finacle, of Lima, who has arrived and will remain in Shelby until her father’s condition is improved. This is the first sickness Abraham Bushey has had for some time but he has been growing weaker gradually and this has been noticeable by his friends.  Later – Since the above was written, Abraham Bushey died. Death occurred this morning at 5:20 o’clock. Shortly after dinner yesterday Mrs. Finacle, of Lima, a daughter of Mr. Bushey, arrived and he seemed to rally long enough to talk to her. He asked her how the children were and talked over a number of matters with her. Directly after this conversation he became unconscious and remained in that condition until his death this morning. He was born Feb. 14, 1819, and was the son of Andrew and Mary Bushey. His parents were of German descent and first settled in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.   They removed to a farm near Shelby. The marriage of Abraham Bushey took place in 1840 to Miss Barbara Fireoved. Two daughters were born of this union, Sarah A., who married Henry Wentz and Mary J., who married Willard Finacle. This latter resides at Lima. Mr. Bushey has been retired from active business life for a number of years and has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Wentz. For a number of years he was engaged by the Big Four railroad as a bridge builder and has followed the occupation of a farmer, builder and contractor. He served on a number of public boards with great efficiency and was a member of the board of health for 30 years. He was a member of the First Lutheran church and the funeral will be held from that church Thursday at 1 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Baltzly, of Mansfield, in the absence of the Rev. A.B. Shrader, who was called to Mt. Carroll, Ill., on account of the serious illness of his mother. Honorary pall bearers will be selected from among the associates of the deceased. The interment will occur in the Oakland cemetery. The remains will be places in the vault for the present, however, and the interment made later.  Submitted by Laurie M. (no relation) [Mansfield News:  17 February 1904,  p.7 reprinted from the Shelby Globe]

Bushey, Abraham Sr. -- DIED -- On Wednesday morning, October 19th., 1870, at the residence of his son A.J. Bushey in Shelby, Mr. ABRAHAM BUSHEY, Sr., aged 79 years, 1 month and 28 days. Mr. Bushey was born near Carlisle, Pa., and removed to Jackson Township, near Shelby, many years ago. He at one time served as Justice of the Peace in that township. He was very reserved, especially so of late years, scarcely ever conversing with any but his chosen counselors in regard to his business affairs. Having secured a competency, he removed to Shelby, and let out his means. He scarcely ever forced collections, and permitted his money to become scattered, which gave rise to fabulous reports of his wealth, most of which were untrue. He died as he had lived, saying but very little to any of his friends; patiently bearing his sufferings, and wishing to depart. He did not even dispose of his property, remarking to a friend whom he had called to counsel, that "the law made a very good will". Thus has passed away another of our old citizens. One by one they drop from our sight. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church, on Thursday afternoon, and his remains taken to the Cemetery at Sheriff's Church for interment. [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS: 27 October 1870, Vol. 2, No. 52]

Bushey, Andrew -- JACKSON TWP. -- Andrew Bushey, of Cass Twp., died very suddenly Friday evening.  While milking a cow he dropped over dead.  Funeral Sunday afternoon at St. Peter's church, London.  Large attended.  [Mansfield News:  05 September 1901, Vol. 17, No. 158]

Bushey, Anna Mary -- Died, On Friday, May 27th., 1870, Mrs. ANNA MARY BUSHEY, wife of Abraham Bushey, Sr., of Shelby, Ohio, aged 69 years, 1 month and 2 days.  Funeral services were held on Sabbath, at the Lutheran Church, and afterwards the burial took place at Sheriff's Church, attended by a large number of relatives  and friends.  [Shelby Independent News:  02 June 1870, Vol. 2, No. 31]

Bushey, David -- Thursday.  David Bushey, one of the old and most widely known citizens of Franklin Township, died last Friday.  His death was caused by cancer.  Mr. Bushey was a life-long Democrat and a man of influence in politics and in the community generally.  Many years ago he was a resident of this city.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 24]

Bushey, Mary E. -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Mary E. Bushey, of Drury Lane, died at 3 o'clock this morning, from an attack of typhoid fever.  Mrs. Bushey was 46 years of age.  She leaves seven children.  Her husband died about five years ago.  The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from her late home.  Rev. R.H. Edmonds will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 22]

Bushey, Mrs. Abe -- Shelby.  Mrs. Abe Bushey died Saturday aged 76 years, and was buried Monday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 27]

Bushey, Mrs. Jacob -- Friday.  Mrs. Jacob Bushey, aged 60 years, of London, near Shelby, died of lung fever this morning.  The funeral will be held Sunday, at 10 o'clock, Rev. Baker officiating.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 21 February 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 40]

Bushey, Polly -- d. 5/23/1870 at Shelby, paralysis;  69y, 1m, 8d;  b. at Pennsylvania;  res. Sharon Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bushfield, Eliza J. -- Tuesday.  'Squire J.R. Richardson received a telegram today announcing the death of his only sister, Mrs. Eliza J. Bushfield, at Pittsburg, Pa., yesterday.  Mr. Richardson leaves for Pittsburg tonight to attend the funeral tomorrow.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 49]

Bushnell, Barbara -- Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Bushnell, 25, of 1278 Bobbie Dr., wife of Bruce Bushnell who died Tuesday evening at General Hospital, following a two month illness, will be held at the Wappner Funeral Home Monday in charge of the Rev. Harold L. Konz, The funeral services were delayed to permit relatives to come here from California.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Memorial Park.  Surviving, besides her husband, are three children, Bruce Scott, Lorie June and Randy Martin, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezriah Scott of 306 Walker Ave., and two sisters, Mrs. James Ryan of 307 Greenlee Rd. and Miss Nancy Scott at home. Submitted by Mike. [Mansfield News Journal: 10 September 1960]

Bushnell, Carolyn -- Mansfield. Mrs. Carolyn (McFarland) Bushnell, 83, of 778 Millsboro Rd., died at Mansfield General Hospital Tuesday evening after a brief illness. Mrs. Bushnell was born in Mansfield February 5, 1897, living in this area all of her life. She was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School and attended Lake Erie College. Mrs. Bushnell retired in 1963 as a housemother for the Sigma Chi Sorority at Ohio State University. Mrs. Bushnell was a member of the First Congregational Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugenie B. Osborn, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Catharine B. Dye of Winchester, Ind.; six grandchildren and on great-grandchild. Private burial services will be conducted in Mansfield Cemetery Saturday morning by the Rev. Clifford Schutjer, pastor of the First Congregational Church. Friends may call at the Finefrock Funeral Home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie Denu. [Mansfield News Journal: 11 December 1980]

Bushnell, Elverda -- The body of Miss Elverda Bushnell, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. M.B. Bushnell, has been found after many days.  During the past 48 hours Mr. Bushnell has been in receipt of cable messages from his son, Dr. William S. Bushnell and also dispatches from Dr. Albert Shunk, of New York, which were preparatory in a measure to the one received by Mr. Bushnell at 7:30 o'clock this morning.  The cable explains itself and reads as follows:  "Lizard, Nov. 4 -- Elverda been identified.  Will take time to arrange matters.  Start for home next week.  May not get her to Southampton for several days."  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  08 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 92]

Bushnell, Elverda -- M.B. Bushnell is in receipt of a cablegram from his son, Dr. William Bushnell, dated at Southampton, England, in which he says that he will sail for home on the "City of Paris" of the American line, Saturday, Nov. 12, bringing with him the body of his sister, Miss Elverda Bushnell.  The "City of Paris" is due to arrive in New York, Nov. 19, and Dr. Bushnell will bring the body direct from New York home.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  11 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 93]

Bushnell, Irene -- Miss Irene Bushnell, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. M.B. Bushnell, died at the residence of her parents, corner of Park avenue east and Sugar street at 3:50 Friday afternoon.  Miss Bushnell took sick from the prevailing disease, influenza, and last Monday took to bleeding at the nose.  The attending physicians were unable to stop the hemorrhage till it had lasted for three or four hours and her condition was therefore rendered much worse by weakness.  Miss Bushnell was just entering womanhood and she was highly respected.  She was finely educated and possessed an admirable disposition.    The funeral took place at 2:00 Monday afternoon, from the residence.  Rev. J.W. Hubbell officiated.  [Mansfield Herald:  23 January 1890, Vol. 49, No. 10]

Bushnell, Irene -- Too late for yesterday's edition came the announcement of the death of Miss Irene Bushnell, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. M.B. Bushnell, which occurred at 3:50 o'clock p.m., Jan. 17.  About a week ago she contracted the prevailing malady, la grippe, and her death is perhaps the only one that has yet occurred in this city resulting directly from that disease.  The disease settled in the brain and had much the same effect as brain fever.  The past four days she was delirious and so violent was the attack that recovery was doubtful from the first.  Miss Bushnell was born Feb. 23, 1866,  and was one of Mansfield's highly accomplished young ladies, was ever welcome in social circles and an earnest worker in the church, she being a member of the Congregational denomination.  She was a graduate of the high school of this city, class of '85, and her essay on "The Poetry of Life" read at the commencement exercises that year was one of the best productions of its kind ever written by any of the many young ladies who have graduated from the Mansfield schools.  The funeral will occur at 2 o'clock p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, from the residence, 5 Park Avenue East, to be conducted by the Rev. J.W. Hubbell.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  18 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 270]  ** An extensive account of Miss Bushnell's funeral can be found in the 20 January 1890 edition of the Mansfield Evening News. -- AEA.

Bushnell, Jotham -- Drowned -- On the 27th. of June last, in the Connemaugh River, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Mr. Jotham Bushnell, aged 23 years -- son of Sterling G. Bushnell, Esq. of this county.  [Mansfield Gazette & Richland Farmer:  22 July 1829]

Bushnell, Mary -- Mary, infant daughter of Elverd and Martin B. Bushnell, Jan. 6th., 1868, aged 4 months and 25 days.  <<poetry omitted>>  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 January 1868, Vol. XXVII, No. 33]

Bushnell, Mary -- d. 1/4/1868 at Mansfield;  5m;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause: inflammation of brain;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bushnell, Phebe E. -- bur. 3/9/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  31y;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Bushnell, Phebe E. -- Miss Phebe E. Bushnell, only daughter of Dr. Wm. Bushnell, of this city, a young lady of fine accomplishments, died on Tuesday evening last.  She had been in ill-health a number of years, though able, most of the time to attend to the domestic duties of her father's house.  She took an unusually long sleep on Sabbath last;  but arose at noon and partook of dinner which she relished.  On Monday she was confined to her bed, and on Tuesday morning the indications were that life was ebbing away, which her father and other friends were apprehensive of, but she seemed to slumber peacefully and quietly until evening, when without a struggle, or the move of a muscle of her marble-like features, her spirit left its earthly tenement for a blessed immortality.  So imperceptibly was it that no one in the room knew the precise moment she ceased to breathe.  Calm and resigned in life under he afflictions, she passed away silently as the falling of an autumn leaf.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Fairfield, of whose church we believe she was a member, and her remains attended to the cemetery on Thursday by a large number of friends as well as relatives.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 March 1875]

Bushnell, William -- Dr. William Bushnell is dead.  He breathed his last at five minutes of 6 o'clock this morning, at the age of ninety-three years, two months and twenty-three days.  His death occurred at his residence on Park Avenue East.  As announced heretofore, the doctor was taken suddenly and seriously ill with pneumonia last Saturday.  Since that time he grew gradually weaker until death came at the hour above mentioned.  The death of so eminent and worthy a citizen as Dr. Bushnell calls for more than ordinary mention and a brief history of this pioneer and patriarch of our city follows:  The deceased was born near Hartford, Conn., September 20, 1800.  The family from which Dr. Bushnell descends dates back, in America, to early in the seventeenth century.  Early in that century Francis Bushnell came to America from England and settled at Guilford, Hartford County, Conn.  The first authentic date in possession of the family is the date of his death in 1646.  Five sons survived him -- Francis, William, John, Richard and Isaac.  The second son, William, after marrying, settled in Connecticut and, at his death left four children, the second of whom, Ephraim, also lived in Connecticut.  He raised a family of seven children.  His third child, James, was born March 12, 1716, and in 1736 was married to a Miss Dudley.  James was a seafaring man and soon after his marriage went to sea on one of his regular voyages and was never afterward heard from.  It is supposed his vessel was lost and he with all the crew perished.  After his departure to sea, his only son, Alexander, was born on June 2, 1737.  Feb. 12, 1761 he married Chloe Waite, a member of the Waite family of Lyme, Conn.  Chief Justice Waite is a descendant of the same family.  This Mrs. Bushnell, nee Miss Waite, was born June 20, 1798, and lived to be 94 years old, dying Oct. 28, 1832.  Eleven children were born to them, the sixth, Sterling G., who was born in Hartford County, Conn., in 1781, was the father of Dr. Bushnell.  Mr. Sterling Bushnell came to Trumbull County, Ohio in 1805, and to Vermillion Township, Ashland County, May 20, 1820.  His family then consisted of eleven children -- Betsey, Lury, William, Collins, Sedelia, Jotham, Huldah, Rosella, Homer, Olive and Thomas.  Mr. Bushnell lived until August, 1847, dying at the age of 76.  His wife lived until several years after.  Mr. Bushnell was a surveyor, and surveyed parts of the Reserve in the counties of Ashtabula, Medina and Lorain, and a great part of the land in Trumbull County.  William remained at home in Vermillion Township teaching school about a year, assisting in operating the farm and studying medicine.  He then went to Trumbull County to pursue his studies and in 1825 entered the old Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, where he remained about a year.  He then went to New Orleans and settled at Point Coupee, where he practiced about a year while he taught in an academy.  He returned and located in Mansfield in July, 1828, and has ever since made this city his home, and engaged in the practice of medicine.  When Dr. Bushnell was a boy he took a small part in the war of 1812.  Like all boys of the day he was glowing with patriotism and was quite ambitious of military life and enjoyed at least one adventure.  After Hull's cowardly and disgraceful surrender at Detroit the 3d brigade of the 4th. division of the Ohio Militia, on its way in the frontier, halted and took dinner at the residence of his father, who was Adjutant of that body.  William, believing he was old enough to go with the troops, pleaded his cause so earnestly that he was allowed to accompany the regiment and he marched with it to the vicinity of Cleveland, where the troops were encamped.  A battle being imminent with the Indians, his father told him he must go back home.  He obeyed very reluctantly, as he desired to take a hand in the fighting.  He retraced his steps alone through the dense wilderness, guided only by the trail left by the regiment.  April 5, 1836, Dr. Bushnell was united in holy wedlock with Mary, the only daughter of Gen. Robert Bentley, a prominent resident of this county.  Of their children only one is living, Martin B., of this city, who for many years was in the employ of the Pennsylvania Company as freight agent at this point.  During his long and successful career as a physician Dr. Bushnell also devoted himself to public business, and held several positions of responsibility.  Many of the important improvements in the northern portion of the state were either projected by him or owe their existence to his energy and influence.  He was one of the directors of the Atlantic & Great Western Railway during its construction and for some years after its completion.  Dr. Bushnell has always been an earnest and sterling advocate of the principles of Democracy.  In 1849 he was elected a member of the Ohio House of Representatives and was subsequently re-elected and attracted much attention in that body by his executive ability.  He was one of the oldest subscribers and best friends of the SHIELD.   The doctor was frequently honored by the members of his profession.  After the establishment of the Cleveland Medical College he was connected with it as a censor for about fifteen years.  He was also a member of the American Medical Association and also of the Ohio Medical Association, and as a physician and surgeon ranked with the most eminent in the state.  Possessed of a remarkably vigorous constitution, he has been enabled to perform an unusual amount of work.  In the early days of his practice, with almost impassable roads to travel long distances, it required the constant exercise of these physical powers.  The deceased's interest in prison reform was well known throughout the country and in June, 1878, he was appointed by Governor Bishop as the delegate of Ohio to the International Congress on Prison Reform, called by and under the auspices of Sweden, held in Stockholm on the 29th. of June of that year.  The doctor took passage on the Inman line steamer City of Chester to attend to the duties of his delegation and at the same time enjoy a European tour.  Since his return he lived quietly in this city enjoying the fruits of a long and busy life.  The death of Dr. Bushnell's beloved wife and helpmate occurred February 11, 1848, and but four of his brothers and sisters are now living:  Thomas, who resides near Hayesville;  Mrs. Roselia Sloan, who lives four miles south of this city;  Mrs. Lucy Tanner, residing in Wayne County;  and Mrs. Hulda Connell, of South English, Iowa.  In 1876, after visiting the Centennial at Philadelphia, Dr. Bushnell, accompanied by his son and daughter-in-law, Martin Bushnell and wife, paid a visit to his old home in Connecticut.  The old homestead was in a remarkable state of preservation, remaining almost exactly as the doctor had left it over 70 years before.  The doctor was much affected by the memories recalled by his boyhood home and he remained a day wandering over the place and visiting the scenes of his early youth.  The property had changed hands but once since it was sold by his father.  Before they started on their return to their home in Ohio, the aged couple who then resided in the old house served them with tea in the room in which Dr. Bushnell was born.  Dr. Bushnell was the oldest Knight Templar in the city.  He joined Clinton Commandery, No. 5, K.T., at Mt. Vernon at an early day and was transferred March 6, 1878, to Crestline Commandery, No. 21, and came with that Commandery when it was removed to Mansfield in 1878.  Dr. Bushnell was possessed of an exceedingly dignified appearance and commanded the respect of the community in which he had lived so long and the constituents he had so faithfully served during his several terms in the Legislature and on his foreign mission.  Rising as he did by his own pluck and energy from a poor boy to a man of wide renown and wealth was something of which he was deservedly proud.  His school education was slight and irregular.  While pursuing his study of medicine in the office of Dr. J.C. Wilcox, at Hartford, Trumbull County, he defrayed his expenses by teaching school.  When he started to college in Cincinnati he walked the entire distance from his home in Ashland County, and graduated in 1827.  He was so successful as a practitioner in his chosen profession that he was often called in consultation in distant parts of the state.  The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the residence of Martin B. Bushnell on Park Avenue East, at 2:30 o'clock.  The sermon will be delivered by Rev. J.W. Hubbell, D.D. and the services be in charge of Mansfield Commandery, No. 21, K.T.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 30]

Bushong -- ** A long article about the murder of Mrs. Martin Bushong, and attempted murder of the other family members, can be found in the 28 September 1897 edition of the (Mansfield) Semi-Weekly News.  (Vol. 13, No. 78)

Bushy, J.T. (Judge) -- Judge J.T. Bushy, father of J.W. Bushy, died Tuesday night at Lancaster at the age of 81 years.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  15 October 1908]

Butdorf, ---- -- Shelby.  The 10-year-old son of John Butdorf died last Tuesday morning of enlargement of the liver and spleen.  Funeral was held from the U.B. church, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. E.M. Counsellor.  Interment at Oakland.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  12 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 67]

Butdorf, Kate -- Lucas.  Mrs. Kate Butdorf, wife of John W. Butdorf, died Wednesday morning after a lingering illness of several months.  Funeral on Friday at 10 o'clock a.m.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  23 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 274]

Butdorf, Mrs. John -- Lucas.  Mrs. Jno. Butdorf died on Wednesday morning, at about 3 o'clock, aged 35 years.  She leaves a husband and four children.  Mrs. Butdorf has been sick for about four months.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 36]

Butdorf, Mrs. John -- Lucas.  Mrs. John Butdorf was buried on Friday of last week in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 February 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 37]

Butdorf, Pearl Margaret -- Pearl Margaret Butdorf, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Pearl Butdorf, 114 South Hedges Street, died Saturday morning.  The remains were placed in the city vault and will be taken to Ashland (OH) for burial later.  [Mansfield News Journal:  02 March 1912]

Butler, E.L. -- LEXINGTON.  The remains of E.L. Butler, who died Saturday morning at his home in Mansfield, were brought to the Lexington cemetery for interment on Tuesday afternoon.  Services were held at the home at 2:00, conducted by his pastor, Rev. C.W. Swartz, of the First Christian church.  [Richland County Leader:  25 February 1921, Vol. 2, No. 11]

Butler, Elizabeth (Crosby) -- 72Y;  d. 7/7/1955 at Crestline Emerg. Hosp.;  b. 7/17/1882 at Chatham, Ontario, Canada;  w/o William  [MNJ 7/8/1955]

Butler, Elizabeth (Straub) -- Thursday -- Mrs. Elizabeth Butler died yesterday at her home in Shelby aged 74 years. Mrs. Butler is a pioneer resident of this county, having come here from Lancaster, Pa. with her father when quite young. She was the daughter of George Straub and had two brothers, George Straub of Tiro and Abraham Straub of Shelby. The funeral takes place from her late residence at Shelby at 10 a.m. tomorrow, and will be conducted under the auspices of the Christian church. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 December 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 32]

Butler, "Granny" -- Independence.  Granny Butler, mother of Mrs. John Trees, died at the latter's home on Saturday in her 98th. year, and was buried at Bunker Hill on Monday.  --  [Bellville Star:  17 June 1886, Vol. 9, No. 38] 

Butler, Mrs. -- Mrs. Butler, mother of Mrs. John Calhoun, died at her home, one mile east on the Lucas Road, at 4 o'clock this morning.  Funeral Monday, conducted by Rev. H.L. Wiles, D.D.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 November 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 26]

Butler, Robert Fitzgerald

Buttery, Mrs. John  -- Word was received here this morning announcing the death of Mrs. John Buttery, at Plattsmouth, Neb., February 26th., in the 90th. year of her age.  The deceased was perfectly well up to within a few hours of her death.  Mrs. Buttery once owned and lived in the house now occupied by Geo. C. Wise on East Fourth Street and will be remembered by all the old citizens.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 42]

Butts, Anna (Brown) -- Mrs. Anna Butts, 76, of 594 Cherry St., died Friday in Mansfield General Hospital. She was born July 10, 1894, in Alabama. She have lived in Mansfield for 40 years. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Frances Farrow of Clearwater, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the William M. Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. J. L. Outlaw officiating. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Submitted Linda & Shirley. Typed by Jess Henry. [Mansfield New Journal: 7 November 1970, p.12]

Butts, Jeanette—Mansfield. Jeanette “Jeannie” Butts, 46, of 1525 Willow Park Drive died Thursday morning in Mansfield General Hospital after a brief illness.  Ms. Butts was born July 10, 1935, in Mansfield and spent her life here. She was employed by Newhope Industries. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church.  She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Geneve Collins, Mrs. Betty Merrit and Mrs. Rita Thompson, all of Mansfield; three brothers, Aaron Butts and Leon Butts, both of Mansfield, and Robert Butts of Hunting on [sic], Pa.  Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. William Morris officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday after 2 p.m. at the Gary-William Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal, Friday, 31 July 1981]

Butts, Thomas William -- Thomas William Butts, 64, of 66 Clare Rd., Ontario, died in the emergency room at General Hospital at 11:45 Friday morning, less than two hours after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while driving his car on Nail Rd. The victim’s care went into a ditch across from the entrance to the land - fill where it was discovered by a passing motorist who summoned an ambulance and sheriff’s deputies. Born in Delaware, he was a resident of Mansfield for 52 years and formerly operated the Antom Motel at 1890 West Fourth Street Rd. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Mansfield Lodge 35, F an Am, and the Masonic Bowling League. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Brown Butts; two sons, Donald E. Butts, 578 Arlington Ave., and Richard D. Butts of Springfield; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Henrietta Sherman, 147 Bartley Ave., and a sister, Mrs. C. P. Robnolte of Ashland. Funeral services will be conducted at the J. H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home Monday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Clyde A. McGee, pastor of the St. Matthew’s Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral home where Mansfield Lodge will conduct Masonic rites at 8 p.m. Sunday. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Jess Henry. [Mansfield News Journal: 30 April 1966, p.8]

Butz, Carrie Moore -- Died 5/14/1956 at Miami, FL;  bur:  Mansfield Cemetery;  b:  10/6/1903 at Mansfield, Ohio  [MNJ 6/27/1957]

Butz, Mina -- bur. 9/17/1877 at Mansfield Cem., child birth;  38y  [Ohio Liberal:  03 October 1877]

Butz, Wilhelm -- bur.  9/30/1877 at Mansfield Cem., spasms;  23d  [Ohio Liberal:  03 October 1877]

Buzzard, M.M. -- DIED -- In Mansfield, Dec. 5th., Mr. M.M. Buzzard, aged 84 years. The funeral took place from his late residence, West Second Street, on last Sunday afternoon. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 11 December 1884, Vol. 35, No. 4]

Buzzard, Thomas S. -- 50Y;  d. 9/12/1955 at Gen. Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 1/3/1905 at Moundsville, WV;  h/o Helen L.;  bur. Mansfield Memorial Park [MNJ 9/13/1955]

Byerly, John -- Bellville.  John Byerly, who resides two miles east of town, died very suddenly Thursday morning from heart failure.  He had been in good health and had husked corn on the preceding day.  Mr. Byerly served in the late war and was well liked by all who knew him.  The funeral was held from the home Saturday forenoon at 10 o'clock.  A number of G.A.R. members attended the funeral in a body.  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 94]

Byerly, Mrs. George -- Mrs George Byerly / Bierly died at the home of her husband, a short distance south of Little Washington, in Washington Twp. about 1:30 o'clock Monday morning. The deceased was about 72 years of age and death was due to old age. The deceased leaves a partially invalid, and two grown-up children. The funeral took place Wednesday at 10 A.M. conducted by Rev. Radsbaugh. The funeral sermon preached in the Four Corners Church and the interment was made in the cemetery.  Submitted by Carrol Ann.  [Bellville Messenger:  19 February 1903]

Byers, ----  -- Lexington.  Two burials took place in our cemetery on last Sunday -- Grandmother Myers and an infant of Hiram Byers.  --  [Bellville Star:  24 May 1888, Vol. 11, No. 35]

Byers, Flora -- Woodville.  Died, of spasms, at Cincinnati, April 27th., Miss Flora Byers, aged 14 years.  Her remains were bought to Mansfield for interment.  Funeral on the 28th. from her father's home, Rev. Sumrell officiating.  Sweetly may she rest.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 May 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 52]

Byers, Lennie K. (McLaughlin) -- (daughter of Mary ADAMS ROSS)   Mrs. Lennie K. McLAUGHLIN BYERS, 86, former Vennum Ave resident, widow of James BYERS, died in the Overlook Nursing Home Thursday morning following a long illness. Mrs. BYERS was born in Mansfield 18 June 1891 and lived here all her life. She was a former employee of the Ohio Brass Co, retiring 20 years ago. Surviving are two brothers, Harry E ROSS of 244 Elmwood Dr and William S ROSS of Perrysville, and one sister, Mrs. Rhea BAUER of Hillcrest Nursing Home. Graveside services will be conducted in Mansfield Memorial Park Saturday at 9:30 am by Dr William Newman, pastor of the First Christian Church, Finefrock Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by Margaret.  [unknown paper, from a cousin in Mansfield, died 20 April 1978]

Byrd, Fred Victor -- Fred Victor Byrd, another member of Company M, Eighth volunteer infantry, has succumbed from the effects of the Cuban campaign, making the fifth man in the company to die.  Fred Byrd breathed his last at the home of his parents, west of the city at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon.  Private Byrd was born Feb. 16, 1875.  He joined Company M in 1893 and his five year term of service was finished in June.  He left with his company when it went to the front.  Byrd enjoyed comparatively good health until just before the departure of the troops from Cuba, for the return to the United States, when he was attacked with fever accompanied by dysentery.  The young man's sickness became worse aboard the transport Mohawk.  When he reached New York Byrd was immediately taken to the hospital.  He was brought home to Mansfield from Montauk Point by Mrs. Wolff.  Since Byrd's arrival home he has been gradually growing worse, although at times he seemed to rally and hopes were entertained for his ultimate recovery.  The young man has a large number of friends for he was possessed of an upright character.  The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday from Grace Episcopal church.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  20 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 78]

Byrd, George K. -- d. 9/7/1955 at St. Luke's Hosp., Cleveland, Oh.;  former Mansfield resident;  founder of Byrd Plumbing Supply Co., Cleveland;  bro/o J.W. Byrd (d. 1951);  h/o Caroline  [MNJ 9/8/1955]

Byrd, Lillian B. -- Lillian B. Byrd, 77, of 1170 Hazelwood Dr., died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, in MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital.  A loving wife and mother, she went to be with her Lord following complications of a heart attack.  She was born July 5, 1922 in Bakersville, N. C., to Alonzo and Frances Slagle Gouge, moved to Mansfield in 1950, and attended Mansfield Business College.  Mrs. Byrd was a homemaker, who also worked as a tire splicer for 25 years with the former Mansfield Tire and Rubber Company.  Lillian was devoted to her family, had a heart for the needy, and was active in the Mansfield area in helping those less fortunate.  She was a member of Hanley Road Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Unit of the church.  She is survived by her husband, Dallas C. Byrd, who she married April 19, 1949; four daughters and sons-in-law Barbara J. and Bob Shipley of Dandridge Tennessee, Linda N. and Stephen Hunter of Clemons, N.C., JoAnn and Les Shook of Crestline, and Janice and Gary Schnitzer of Galion; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Reagan of Zellwood, Florida and Frances Black of Athens, Tennessee; and nieces and nephews including Georgia Sue Phillips of Winston-Salem, N.C.  In addition to her parents, several brothers and sisters preceded her in death.  Friends may call at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in Hanley Road Baptist Church with the Revs. John H. Burghard and Ermon French officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by Mike. [Mansfield News Journal: 17 November 1999]

Byron, Ruby Hardin -- d. 4/23/1958 at Mansfield; 57Y; born at Morehead, KY, 8/5/1910; w/o Nelson; Burial at Morehead, KY.  [MNJ 4/24/1958]



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