Richland Co., Ohio

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Black, ---- -- Ontario.  The young child of Mrs. Ina Black died, Aug. 3, with scarlet fever.  [Semi-Weekly News: 10 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 64]

Black, ----- (infant) -- bur. 7/13/1878 at Mansfield Cem., premature birth;  1d  [Ohio Liberal:  07 August 1878]

Black, Anna -- Mrs. Anna Black, mother of our fellow townsman Joseph h. Black, died at the residence of her daughter, in Ireland, on the 19th. of June.  [Ohio Liberal:  11 July 1877]

Black, David -- 66Y;  d. 1/18/1954 at Crile Hosp., Cleveland, OH;  WWI;  No living relatives;  bur. at Nickle, KY   [MNJ 1/18/1954]

Black, F. Lloyd -- 71Y;  d. 9/14/1955 at home, Shiloh;  b. 2/18/1884 at Cass Twp.  [MNJ 9/14/1955]

Black, Frank B. -- Frank B. Black, of whose serious illness mention has previously been made, died Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Fred F. Black, 261 West Bloom Street.  For more than a year he has been a clerk in the city office at Toledo of P.F. division freight agent;  J.M. Steenberg having been appointed to that position in Feb., 1897.  for three years previous to that time he was a clerk in the Pennsylvania freight office in this city.  He w as born in this city Sept. 4, 1875 and has a host of friends among young and old.  He came home several weeks ago from Toledo to rest up and was taken ill two weeks ago, from a general breaking down of the system.  It was thought last week that he was recovering, but Friday night he had a relapse and grew steadily worse until he died.  Funeral services Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. H.L. Wiles.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  24 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 44]

Black, Frederick -- Bangor.  Frederick Black, after an illness of several months with heart trouble, died Saturday morning at the advanced age of 73 years, 10 months and 15 days.  He leaves a wife, two sons and three daughters.  A wife and one daughter preceded him.  The funeral took place Monday morning conducted by the Rev. Gay, of Chesterville.  Interment in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  24 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 9]

Black, Frederick Amos -- On July 23, 1885, at the residence of his son, J.D. Black, in Allen Township, Noble Co., Ind., Mr. Frederick Amos Black departed this life, aged 71 years, 11 months and 22 days.  The deceased was born in the State of Maryland.  He came with his parents to Richland Co., Ohio, in 1833.  He was united in marriage to Miss Sophia Shaffer, daughter of Mr. Frederick Shaffer of Richland Co.  Miss Shafer was an excellent lady.  Their union was blessed with six children, four daughters and two sons yet living.  In the fall of 1845 Mr. Black, with his family, moved to Jefferson Township, Noble Co., Ind., where they commenced in the thick timbered land to clear up a farm for their future happiness, and well did they succeed in their efforts until November, 1850, when Mrs. Black was taken sick and died.  That was a time of sorrow and sadness for Mr. Black, left alone with six children all too young to assist the father.  But not discouraged, Mr. Black stood upon his manhood, and by industry and economy reared these children to honor and respectability, and to his honor it may be said he never sought a second companion.  But, like all men, he had his seasons of sadness.  He buried two daughters, who were the most pious and devoted Christian ladies the community afforded.  As far as they were known they were esteemed and beloved for their work's sake.  Our deceased friend was a respected citizen of our county, well and favorably known, so much so that his fellow citizens honored him with the office of County Commissioner, which office and its duties he discharged with fidelity and honor to himself and his fellow men, as well as other minor trusts.  For nearly forty years he labored to build up the interest of his county.  Many will say "I have lost a friend in the death of Mr. Black"  This was evidenced by the large concourse of friends and neighbors at his funeral.  The writer observed more old citizens at his funeral than any he has attended in this county.  All could bear testimony that a good citizen has fallen.  Peace be to his ashes and rest to his soul!  His funeral was preached from the text recorded in the 90th. Psalm, 10 verse.  --  [Bellville Star:  06 August 1885, Vol. 8, No. 45 as reprinted from the Kendallville (Ind.) Standard]

Black, Frederick Amos -- Frederick Amos Black quietly passed away at his home in Perry Township, Richland County, Ohio, Mar. 18, 1905, aged 73 years, 10 months and 15 days.  He was born in Lancaster County, Pa., May 3, 1831, being the eldest of a family of seven children.  The funeral took place at his home on Monday, Mar. 20, at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. C.M. Gay of Chesterville.  Interment was made at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  At the age of five years he with his parents moved to Ohio and settled in Perry Township, Richland County, where he has resided ever since.  In the year 1859 he was united in marriage to Harriet Drake, who preceded him to the spirit land in 1872.  To this union were born three children, one son and two daughters.  In the year 1875 he was again united in marriage to Rebecca McQuistion and to this union were born three children, one son and two daughters.  He leaves a wife, five children and ten grandchildren, to mourn their loss.  Mary Alice, the eldest of the family, preceded him to the spirit land, Mar. 3, 1903.  The deceased was a man of sterling integrity, known for his uprightness and honest dealings with his fellow man, and always trying to do unto others as he would have them do unto him.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  24 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 9]

Black, Frederick F.  -- Frederick P. Black, the well known engineer of the P.F. shifter, dropped dead at about 5 o'clock p.m., July 6.  He got off his engine for a moment and was walking up the track opposite the P.F. depot.  He called to one of the clerks at the depot and in an instant fell to the ground.  He died in a very few moments after he was carried into the depot.  Dr. J.W. and Dr. J.H. Craig were called but arrived too late.  The physicians pronounced the death due to apoplexy.  The remains were carried to his residence on Maude Ave. by a party of employees.  The deceased was a son-in-law of Ex-Auditor Jonas Smith and leaves a wife and three small sons.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.  He was well known and highly respected.  The deceased was thirty-eight years of age.  He had been connected with the P.F. company for nearly twenty-five years, going into service at the age of thirteen.  The company always placed the utmost confidence in him.  Of late has has been engaged in the mechanical work for the road more than in the active shifting work.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and of the I.O.O.F.  His life was insured for $3,000 in the New York Equitable, for $2,000 in the B. of --------- and $2,000 in the I.O.O.F.  The funeral took place from the residence at 4 p.m., Sunday, the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles officiating.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  14 July 1887, Vol. 3, No. 33]

Black, George Clarence -- Shelby.  George Clarence Black, son of Albert Black, died Tuesday evening, aged 8 years, 11 months.  Mrs. Black is also very low with consumption in Mansfield and it is doubtful if she will ever be able to return to Shelby.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 25]

Black, Harriet -- DIED -- In Perry Twp., Richland Co., Ohio, November 9th., 1872, Mrs. HARRIET BLACK, wife of Mr. Frederick Black, aged 32 years, 4 months and 28 days. -- [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY: 15 November 1872, Vol. 1, No. 38]

Black, Harriett -- d. 11/9/1872 at Perry Twp.;  31y, 5m, 18d;  married;  b. Washington Twp., Richland Co., Ohio;  white;  cause - consumption;  res. Perry Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Black, Harriet (Mower) -- Harriet Black  b. Springfield Twp., Richland County on July 26, 1846;  d. Bucyrus on May 30, 1933;  Parents: John Mower and Elizabeth Hartupee;  Married:  James Murray Black on December 20, 1871;  Children: J. P. Black of San Francisco, California, Mrs. T.M. Thompson of Columbus, Carl M. Black of Elmhurst, Illinois, Dr. James A. Black of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Rush, Ralph and Ross Black of Bucyrus;  Burial:  Oakwood Cemetery.  Submitted by Mike.  [Bucyrus (OH) Telegraph-Forum:  31 May 1933]

Black, Ida (Traxler) -- Charles' Mill.  Last Friday the remains of Mrs. Black, formerly Miss Ida Traxler, were interred at the Fairview Cemetery.  She was for a number of years a resident of this place, but lately has lived with her mother and stepfather, J.A. Wise, who reside two miles south of Lucas.  She was about 28 years old.  Her death was caused by consumption.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 95]

Black, Ida (Traxler/Traxel) -- Pleasant Valley.  Miss Ida Traxel died at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jackson Wise, aged 28 years and 4 months.  Miss Traxel was a member of the Lutheran church at Mifflin and the funeral services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. S.P. Keifer of Mt. Zion.  Interment near No. 1 school house.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 95]

Black, James -- d. 1/22/1872 at Cass Twp.;  39y;  married;  b. New York;  farmer;  cause - consumption;  white;  res. Cass Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Black, Joel -- d. 1/2/1870 at Perry Twp.;  67y, 8m, 13d;  b. Baltimore, MD;  farmer;  cause:  heart disease;  residence:  Perry Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Black, John H. -- Bellville.  John H. Black, 87, of Bellville, died Saturday morning at his home after a sudden illness.  A lifelong resident of Richland County, he was a retired farmer.  He is survived by nieces and nephews.  Services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., at the Dowds-Wiggins Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon (OH), with the Rev. Lloyd Bumpus officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville (OH).  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  [unknown newspaper (probably the Mansfield News Journal):  29 January 1973]

Black, Mrs. ---- -- Ganges.  The invalid wife of Mr. Black died Friday morning at her home, about two miles north of this place, from injuries sustained in a runaway which occurred last Tuesday morning near their residence.  The injuries she sustained were a broken arm and collarbone, nose cut and one eye badly lacerated.  The suffering was intense until death released her.  Mrs. Black's remains were taken to Bellville Saturday for burial Sunday.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  18 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 95]

Black, Mrs. Albert -- LEXINGTON -- Mrs. Albert Black died at her home near Steam Corners, and the funeral was held Monday at the home, with burial at North Liberty.  [Richland County Leader:  25 June 1920, Vol. 1, No. 29]

Black, Mrs. Daniel -- Saturday.  Mrs. Daniel Black died of dropsy at her home, 210 South Main Street, last night, aged 70 years.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 3 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 44]

Black, Mrs. Daniel -- Mrs. Daniel Black died of dropsy Friday night, aged 70.  Funeral today at 3 p.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  21 March 1889]

Black, Myrtel "Myrtie" -- Monday.  Miss Myrtie Black, aged 22 years, daughter of Wm. Black and wife, died at 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon, from an attack of typhoid pneumonia.  Miss Black has been employed at Louise Ruess' millinery store for the past four years.  The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.  Rev. Duston Kemble will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 24]

Black, Myrtel "Myrtie" -- Woodville.  Oct. 21st., Miss Myrtel Black, eldest daughter of Wm. R. and Ellen Black, died of typhoid pneumonia after a short illness of 14 days, in her 22nd. year.  The funeral was held on Tuesday following at 10 a.m., at the home of her parents on Mansfield Street, Revs. D. Kemble and B.F. Foster officiating.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Her father, mother, two sisters and a brother mourn her sudden departure.  Myrtel was lovely in her Christian life, and triumphant in death.  Sweetly she rests.  The floral tributes from hosts of friends were very large and beautiful.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 November 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 25]

Black, Naomi J. -- Saturday.  Mrs. Naomi J. Black died at Darlington, this county, on the 12th. inst., aged 83 years and two days.  The deceased was the mother of William C., Thomas S. and Fred Black, well known citizens of Perry Township.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 July 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 10]

Black, Roy -- Shelby.  Roy Black, aged 14, drowned at Shenandoah Saturday evening while swimming in the Blackfork.  [Semi-Weekly News: 15 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 48] **note:  The age listed is very hard to read on the old print, it may read 11 or 14.

Black, Roy -- Five Corners.  Little Roy Black, nephew of Henry Cline, drowned in the Blackfork Saturday and was laid to rest in the Shenandoah cemetery Monday.  [Semi-Weekly News: 18 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 49]

Black, Sue Ann (Ogier)

Black, Tabitha -- Mrs. Tabitha Black, a highly respected lady living near Sand Ridge, died Sunday, of the infirmities of old age, in her 86th. Year.  She is survived by two sons, one daughter and twenty-four grandchildren, her husband and six children having preceded her.  The funeral was held Tuesday morning at Bunker Hill church conducted by Rev. Link and was well attended.  [Butler Times:  20 August 1910, Vol. XVI, No. 40]

Black, Willard M. -- In Mansfield, Saturday, September 13th., Willard M. Black, aged 32 years, 9 months and 4 days.  The funeral took place from his late residence, No. 210 South Main Street, at 11 o'clock Monday morning, September 15th.  [Ohio Liberal:  17 September 1884, Vol. 12, No. 23]

Black, Willie G. -- d. 5/13/1871 at 1st. Ward Mansfield;  1y;  b. Mansfield;  s/o Moses & Lizzie (Blymyer) Black;  white;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]  *could read Willie S. Black

Blackburn, Mona P. (Evans) -- d. 2/7/1954 at Akron City Hosp., Akron, OH;  b. 7/2/1902 at Bethlehem Twp., Coshocton Co., OH;  w/o James P.;  bur. Prairie Chapel Cem.  [MNJ 2/9/1954]

Blackburn, Mrs. W.R. -- Shelby.  Yesterday at 1 o'clock Mrs. W.R. Blackburn died at her home at the corner of Main and Washington streets, upstairs, under peculiar circumstances.  She had been on the street Wednesday evening, but when her husband went home at 11 o'clock he found her lying unconscious on the lounge.  He immediately called for a doctor, and three physicians were with her most of the time from then till the time of her death, 12 hours later.  She died with all indications of morphine poisoning, but as no postmortem examination was called for, none was held and it will not be known whether this was her trouble.  Mrs. Blackburn and her husband quarreled Tuesday night and it was noticed by neighbors and others that she appeared very melancholy all day.  It is probable she brooded over her troubles until her husband had gone to work after supper Wednesday evening and then took the poison to end her life.  She never regained consciousness and suffered no pain during her last illness, although at times her respiration seemed to be impeded and she appeared as if dead.  The remains were sent to Tiffin, the home of both her parents and those of Mr. Blackburn last evening at 9:30 and will be buried Saturday with services in that city.  [Mansfield News:  28 July 1899]

Blackford, Richard H. - Mansfield.  Richard H. Blackford, 54, of Mansfield, died at his home early Monday morning following an extended illness.  He was born June 27, 1931, in Mansfield, the son of Richard L. and Charlotte Blackford.  He had lived in Mansfield all of his life.  Mr. Blackford was a retired truck driver for the Max-Way Trucking Co., where he had worked for 30 years.  He was a member of the Teamsters Union 40, and Loyal Order of Moose, and Mansfield Masonic Lodge 35.  Surviving are his wife, Janice Hamlin Blackford, whom he married Sept. 1, 1951; one son, Richard D. Blackford of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Vaughn (Dianne) Shearer of Ashland and Mrs. David (Debra) Anderson of Mansfield; nine grandchildren; and one brother, Jerry Blackford of Mansfield.  Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, conducted by Paul Whaley.  Burial will be in Colonial Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call in the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.  Masonic services will be conducted in the funeral home today at 8:30 p.m.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley.  Typed by Mary Anderson.  (Ashland Times Gazette: 25 March 1986, Tuesday, Pg. 2)

Blackman, ---- -- d. 3/9/1870 at Shelby;  age not given;  b. Shelby;  c/o John & Julia Blackman;  white;  cause:  dead born;  res. Richland County  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Blackman, Elmer -- Elmer Blackman, aged about six years, only son of Mr. Geo. Blackman, of Plymouth Township, died of paralysis of the brain on last Tuesday evening.  [Shelby Independent News:  08 June 1876, Vol. 8, No. 33]

Blackman, Warren -- Shelby, Feb. 23 -- Never in the history of this city did excitement run so high as it did at 10 o'clock last night when it was learned that two estimable young people living near here were instantly killed by the cars.  Within a few moments after the accident an immense crowd had gathered at the scene of the double fatality to assist in caring for the remains of the unfortunates.  The victims of the accident are Warren Blackman and Miss Minta Rogers, both of whom live about two miles west of Shelby in the neighborhood of "Blackman's Grove", the owner of which is the father of the dead young man.  Mr. Blackman and Miss Rogers had been attending a lecture in the city opera house and at 10 o'clock entered their buggy and started west on Main Street.  Just as the animal and vehicle were on the B.&O. crossing, westbound B.&O. train, No. 47, which does not stop at the depot, crashed into the buggy and killed both occupants and the horse.  The train was stopped and a hurried investigation was made.  Nothing could be done for the young people, as they were killed instantly and very likely never knew what struck them.  Doctors who were summoned found that the back of the young man's head was crushed and Miss Rogers' head was mashed beyond recognition.  Both bodies were considerably bruised, although they were not mangled.  The remains were taken to the undertaking establishment of Sutter & Barkdall, where they were prepared for burial.  The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Shelby Methodist church.  Rev. H. Place will officiate.  Warren Blackman was 19 years of age and was the son of George Blackman, one of the prominent farmers of this township.  The parents of the young man are nearly crazed with grief over his untimely death.  Miss Rogers, who was 21 years of age, was the daughter of Daniel Rogers and wife, and was one of the most popular young ladies of this section.  She leaves a host of friends to mourn her sudden and awful death.  There is no blame attached to the railroad company for the accident, as it is said that due warning was given.  On the other hand the young people had no idea a train was coming, as No. 47 was long past due.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 42]

Blackston, --- -- The five-months old child of Miss Viola Blackston, a domestic employed at 162 West First Street, was found dead in bed Sunday morning.  The mother stated that the child was in usual health the night before.  The death was one requiring official investigation and Coroner Baughman held an inquest at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  Coroner Baughman stated at 2:30 this afternoon that the evidence tended to show that the death was caused by accidental smothering or by convulsions.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  08 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 11]

Blackston, Henry -- Henry, son of Isaac & Rosanna Blackston, near Ganges, died on Aug. 25th., aged six months.  [Shelby Independent News:  14 September 1876, Vol. 8, No. 47]

Blackston, Josephine -- Josephine, the 9-months-old child of Mr. & Mrs. O.S. Blackston, of 584 North Bowman Street, died Sunday at 12:30 and buried Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  05 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 65]

Blahnik, Gladys G. ‘Pat’ – Gladys G. “Pat” Blahnik, 91, formerly of 616 Cline Ave., died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Winchester Terrace Nursing Home. Mrs. Blahnik was born February 28, 1909 in Ludington, Michigan to Laura Jean and Julius Carl Ricklefs and graduated from Ludington High School. She came to Mansfield in 1943. For 25 years she served as Secretary/Treasurer of Canada Dry Bottling Co. She retired when the family bottling business was sold to the Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. Mrs. Blahnik was a member of First Congregational Church where she served as a Deaconess. She was an Art Center volunteer, a member of the Women’s Club, E.L.K. Club and Westbrook Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf and bridge. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Marian Blahnik; five grandchildren, Catherine Gorman of Cincinnati, Eric “Rick” Blahnik of Mansfield, Thomas Blahnik of New Jersey, Stephanie Hayes and Charles “Chuck” Hayes of CA. Her great-grandchildren include Matthew and Andrew McDermott, Bethany and Jeffrey Blahnik, Kaley and Mallory Blahnik; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and brothers, Charles and Francis, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, her daughter, Barbara Hayes, and two sons, David and Rodney. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 5, at the Ontario Wappner Funeral Home at 11:15 a.m.; Rev. Clifford Schutjer officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity. [Mansfield News Journal, 12 June 1990]

Blair, Clinton -- Lexington.  The funeral of Clinton Blair, whose remains were brought from McKee's Rocks, Pa., Thursday, was held Friday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Blair.  The deceased was born in Lexington and was 31 years of age.  Besides a father and mother, he leaves two brothers, King, of Newark, O., and Mellville, of Niles, O.;  also three sisters, Mrs. L.C. Stillwell, of Fredericktown, Mrs. LeRoy Benedict, of Mansfield, and Miss Winifred Blair, who were all present at the funeral.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  19 March 1903, Vol. 11, No. 11]

Blair, Don Charles -- bur. 4/1877 at Mansfield Cem., scarlet fever;  6y, 2m, 2d;  res. Washington Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 May 1877]

Blair, Gavin -- bur. 12/18/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  67y, 13d;  res. Washington Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Blair, James M. -- LEXINGTON -- James M. Blair died Wednesday at his home in Lexington at the age of 78 years.  He was a veteran of the civil war and had been a resident of Lexington the greater part of his life.  Mrs. Blair died several years ago.  Three daughters and two sons survive.  The funeral was held from the home this afternoon.  [Richland County Leader:  22 April 1921, Vol. 2, No. 19]

Blair, James M. -- LEXINGTON -- James Blair died at the Soldiers' and Sailors' home at Sandusky on April 20.  The remains were brought to Lexington to his late home, where funeral services were held Friday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. N.A. Shedd.  Interment was in Lexington cemetery.  Mr. Blair was born August 26, 1842.  He is survived by his two sons and three daughters and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The sons and daughters are:  S. King Blair at home;  Melvin of Kokomo, Ind.;  Winifred and Mrs. Mary Benedict of Columbus and Mrs. Lottie Stillwell of Mt. Vernon.  [Richland County Leader:  29 April 1921, Vol. 2, No. 20]

Blair, John -- John Blair, aged 45, died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning, after a short illness of paralysis.  He is survived by two sons and a sister, Miss Maggie Blair.  The deceased was formerly engaged in business in that place and was well known.  --  [Butler Times:  29 July 1905, Vol. XII, No. 49]

Blair, John W. -- John W. Blair was born August 12, 1855, near Bellville, and died July 23, 1905, aged 49 years, 11 months and 11 days.  Mr. Blair was reared to manhood in this vicinity and then went to Youngstown, Ohio, and New Castle, Pa., where he was engaged in railroading until 1897.  He was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Colwell, of New Castle, Pa., and two sons, Frederick Samuel and Jesse Raymond, were born to this union.  The wife preceded him eight years ago.  Mr. Blair and sons then moved to Bellville and resided with his sister, Miss Maggie Blair, where he went in the shoe business and continued in that business until two months ago when he sold out.  The deceased has been afflicted with diabetes the past three years.  He took suddenly ill on Tuesday of last week and gradually grew worse until Sunday morning about 9 o'clock when death relieved him of his suffering.  He leaves two sons, one sister, Miss Maggie Blair, one half-brother, F.H. Rowalt, and other relatives to mourn their loss.  Funeral services were held at his late residence on Markey Street Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 under the auspices of the K. of P. Lodge of which Mr. Blair was a member, conducted by Rev. O. MacWilliams.  Interment in Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  28 July 1905, Vol. 17, No. 25]

Blair, Mrs. -- PLYMOUTH -- Mrs. Blair died at the home of her son, Ira Blair, in Auburn Twp., Sunday. The funeral occurred Tuesday. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 10 October 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 22]

Blair, Mrs. John -- Bellville.  Mrs. John Blair, who died some time ago in Pennsylvania, was brought here from New Castle Friday and interred in the cemetery.   [Semi-Weekly News:  04 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 45]

Blair, Samuel Warden -- Lexington, July 7 -- The most somber gloom pervaded Lexington when on Tuesday, June 29, intelligence was received that the slender thread of life of Mr. Ward Blair was suddenly severed in Baltimore on Sunday, June 27, and the hearts of his many friends were more keenly anguished when the report was confirmed that in the gloom of midnight he had dropped out a window of the third story of the boarding house, 70 South Sharp Street.  He dropped into a cellar way, and so great was the impetus of his descent that the cellar door was broken through.  His features were not marred, but his neck and one leg were broken and nearly all his bones were badly crushed and comminuted and the spot was crimsoned deeply with his blood.  He had for some time been a somnambulist and no doubt he met his tragic death when asleep.  His landlady heard him in his room at 9 o'clock and near midnight a boarder heard quite a crash and not appearing in the morning search was made and his body was found rigid in death.  The body was embalmed, richly attired and reposed in a rich and very ornate casket.  All the expenses were paid by a benevolent society of Baltimore of which the deceased was a prominent member.  Several years ago the remains of his parents and sister were removed from the cemetery here and interred at Mt. Vernon, where the obsequies of the genial young man occurred July 3.  The friends of the deceased have several letters from prominent business men of Baltimore attesting to the fine qualities of brain and heart, and high social and business distinction of the deceased. His many friends in Lexington, his native heath, have requested us to avail ourself [sic.] of The Herald to allude to his business career and pay tribute to his manly attributes.  His father was P.L. Blair, many years the well known druggist of Lexington, who died 20 years ago.  All his life except a period of 8 years, was passed in the village.  For a few years after his father's death he was associated in the hardware business here with his brother James M. Blair, now a resident of Fredericktown, and C. Englehart, who died a few years ago.  He next clerked one year for the old firm of King & Harris, hat and cap dealers of Mansfield, and subsequently about two years for Smith Brothers, formerly produce dealers in the city.  He had a fine business tact, keen perceptions, and from December, 1881, till his death he was employed as salesman and bookkeeper in the commission house, 219 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, and all will attest that he was the soul of honor, and true to his fidelity to all trusts reposed in his care.  The name of Samuel Warden Blair was synonymous with truth, honor and all the elements of noble manhood.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  09 July 1885, Vol. 35, No. 34]

Blake, ---- (infant) -- bur. 2/7/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  1d;  res. Madison Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Blake, William Trenle -- Mansfield. Graveside services for former Mansfield resident William Trenle Blake, 81, of Columbia, S.C., will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Bush River Memorial Gardens. Mr. Blake died Friday. He was born in East Liverpool, the son of Howard and Edna Trenle Blake, both now deceased. He was a retired ceramic engineer and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Cline Blake; a daughter, Beverly B. Watkins of Columbia; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Carmichael of Millersburg. Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel is handling funeral arrangements. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie Denu. [Mansfield News Journal: 2 August 1992, P. 4-A]

Blamer, Hazel Marie -- 46Y;  d. 2/22/1954 at Ohio Theater (heart attack);  b. 6/14/1907 at Center Village, Delaware Co., OH;  w/o Carroll B.;  bur. Green Hill Cem., Licking Co., OH  [MNJ 2/23/1954]

Blandford, Samuel -- d. 4/9/1871 at Jefferson Twp.;  78y, 3m;  widowed;  b. England;  parents not listed;  white;  cause of death = old age;  res. Jefferson Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Blanford, Charles -- d. 6/29/1869 at Jefferson Twp.;  15y, 3m, 2d;  b. Wayne Co., Ohio;  farmer;  cause not given;  res. Perry Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Blanford, Josephine E. -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Josephine E. Blanford died at Pamona, Cal., on January 30th., aged -3 years, 3 months and 12 days.  She left three children and a husband to mourn her death.  Mr. and Mrs. Blanford went to the coast from this city several years ago and located at National City.  Several months ago she contracted a cold which developed into consumption, which was the cause of her death.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 February 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 39]

Blanford, Josephine E. -- Woodville.  With sorrow we learn of the death of our friend and neighbor, Mrs. Josephine E. Blanford, on Jan. 20th., of consumption, in the 34th. year of her age at San Diego, Cal.  She was a former Woodville lady and wife of G.C. Blanford, an employee of the Southern California railway at National City, Cal., where she was as here highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.  She leaves a kind husband and three daughters to mourn her untimely departure.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Sterling, of the M.C. church.  Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery at Los Angeles, Cal.  Sweet be her rest.  Mr. and Mrs. Blanford moved to the Pacific coast six years ago and expected to return at some future time and spend the evening of their lives among their Woodville friends, but God ordered otherwise.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 42]

Blatter, Jennie B. -- Mansfield News Journal, 07 October 1988

Blauser, Israel M. -- Hold BLAUSER Rites. Funeral services were conducted Thursday in Baltimore, Ohio, for Israel M. BLAUSER, 80, father of W. W. BLAUSER, 180 Raleigh Ave., and former state legislator, who died at his home near Basil Tuesday.  Mr. BLAUSER, who served in the House of Representatives during the 82nd and 83rd sessions, was author of the controversial bill which put quail on the songbird list. A retired farmer, he had been ill for the past nine months.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Molly BLAUSER; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth ROGERS of Columbus; Mrs. Russell EVERSOLE of Basil, and Mrs. Clarence PHILLIPS of Mentor; four sons, Israel F. BLAUSER of Columbus, Russell, of West Jefferson, Stanley of Basil, and W. W. BLAUSER of Mansfield, who is an elementary school principal.  Submitted by: Norris.  [Mansfield News Journal, June 26, 1953, p 15, col 2]

Blazier, Mary Bettac -- 53Y;  d. 1/21/1955 at Toledo, OH;  b. 4/17/1871 at Mansfield;  mem. St. John's Evangelical & Reformed Church, Mansfield;  wid/o Jacob;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 1/22/1955]

Blazier, Philip J. -- Crestline.  Philip J. Blazier, the young man injured July 4 on the Big Four tracks, died at Cleveland Saturday evening.  [Mansfield News:  01 August 1899]

Blecker, ---- -- bur. 5/1888 at Mansfield Cem., still born  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Blecker, ---- -- The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. E.A. Blecker, died Tuesday midnight of cholera infantum.  The funeral took place Friday evening at 5:00.  [Mansfield Herald:  07 August 1890, Vol. 40, No. 38]

Blecker, ---- -- Wednesday.  The seven weeks old child in Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Blecker died of cholera infantum at 12 o'clock last night.  The funeral will take place at 5 o'clock this evening from their rooms in the Blecker Block.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 August 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 11]

Blecker, Carl

Blecker, Ruth Remy -- d. 1/23/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 5/21/1898 at Mansfield;  d/o Albert F. & Etta (Risser) Remy;  w/o George H.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 1/24/1955]

Blecker, Sarah -- Mrs. Sarah Blecker, aged sixty-seven years, was buried from the residence of her nephew, M.V.B. Finfrock, last Saturday afternoon.  Mrs. Blecker was the sister of Dr. Blecker, an old resident of Mansfield, who died here some years ago.  For years she had been growing weak and sickly, and five weeks ago was taken more than usually ill, until a few days before her death, when she became paralyzed.  [Ohio Liberal:  30 July 1879]

Bletz, Henrietta -- bur. 10/13/1878 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  60y  [Ohio Liberal:  8 January 1879]

Bletz, Henry P. -- d. 2/1885, dropsy;  74y, 9m, 5d;  bur. Mansfield Cem.   [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Blindt, Andrew -- Wednesday -- Andrew Blindt, who resided two miles south of this city on the Lexington road, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, very suddenly. The deceased was 71 years of age and leaves a wife and six children. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. John's German Evangelical Church. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 45]

Bliss, G.W. -- Thursday.  G.W. Bliss, formerly in the soap manufacturing business in this city, but of recent years located at Chattanooga, Tenn., died suddenly of apoplexy in that city August 18th.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 August 1892]

Bliss, William T. - BLISS -- On the morning of the 25th. inst., at Denver, Col., where he removed from this city about one year ago, William T. Bliss, of consumption.   Mr. Bliss was well and favorably known in this city where he lived for a number of years, and where he has many friends who will be pained to learn of his death, and who extend heartfelt sympathy to the young widow and relatives of the deceased.  [Ohio Liberal:  30 April 1884]

Blocker, Jonas €€

Blocker, Sophia -- Mrs. Sophia Blocker died on Sabbath last, at an advanced age.  [Shelby Independent News:  08 May 1873, Vol. 5, No. 28]

Blocker, Sophia -- Died, Mrs. Sophia Blocker, born in Somerset County, Pa., September 16th., 1794, died May 4th., 1873, aged 78 years, 7 months and 18 days.  Was for many years a consistent member of the United Brethren Church.  Her funeral was numerously attended at the London Church, and sermon preached by Rev. W.A. Keesy.  -- N.H.L.  [Shelby Independent News:  15 May 1873, Vol. 5, No. 29]

Bloodhart, Ada -- **see:  Shelby's Fourth Of July Tragedy

Bloodhart, Ada -- Coroner Baughman went to Shelby this morning and held an inquest over the dead.  He found the facts according to the above report, but failed to place the responsibility.  The three Shelby victims were consigned to their last resting place this afternoon.  Miss Ada Bloodhart was buried at 1 p.m.  Cyrus Kuhn was buried at 4 o'clock, and the remains of Frank Keckler were interred at 5 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  08 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 57]

Bloodhart, Ellen -- d. 3/31/1873 at Sandusky Twp.;  38y, 4m, 4d;  married;  b.  Virginia;  house keeper;  white;  cause = hemorrhage;  res. Sandusky Township  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bloom, Anna Mary -- DIED -- On Thursday morning, Dec. 7th., 1871, of diphtheria, ANNA MARY BLOOM, eldest daughter of S.S. & Jennie Bloom, aged eight years, five months and sixteen days. Her illness commenced on Saturday previous, but the disease did not develop itself fully until on Monday; after which though treated in the usual manner -- the medicine producing the desired effect, and assisted by everything recommended, the disease continued, though without the usual alarming symptoms until it came to a fatal termination. Funeral services numerously attended were held at the residence of the parents by Rev. J.F. Shearer, assisted by Rev. D. Summers, of Vandalia, Ohio, on Saturday morning. -- [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS: 07 November 1871, Vol. 4, No. 6]

Bloom, Anna Mary -- d. 12/7/1871 at Sharon Twp.;  single;  8y, 5m, 14d;  b. Shelby;  white;  cause = diphtheria;  res. Sharon Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bloom, Clarence J. -- Died, in this village, on the morning of the 14th. inst., Clarence J., infant son of Stephen & Louisa Bloom, aged six months and two days.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  14 January 1854, Vol. 1, No. 13]

Bloom, Clement L. -- 85Y;  d. 2/23/1955 at home, Shiloh  [MNJ 2/23/1955]

Bloom, Elizabeth (Boyden) -- 84Y;  wid/o George;  d. 10/25/1954 at Mansfield;  b. 2/12/1870 at Mansfield;  d/o James H. & Julia C. (McKinley) Boyden; bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  25 October 1954]

Bloom, George

Bloom, Jane -- Shelby.  Mrs. Jane Bloom died this morning at seven o'clock.  Cancerous trouble was the cause.  [Mansfield Herald:  29 April 1886]

Bloom, Jeanetta Moore -- 74Y;  d. 5/30/1955 at Sturges Rest Home, Mansfield;  b. 2/27/1881 at Bloominggrove Twp.;  bur. Mansfield Mem. Park  [MNJ 5/31/1955]

Bloom, Jennie (Mickey) -- Mrs. Jennie M. Bloom, wife of Hon. S.S. Bloom, died at her home in Shelby at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Bloom was a daughter of Robert Mickey and married S.S. Bloom, May 15, 18-9. Her husband and three children survive her: W.P. Bloom of Columbus; Mrs. Lulu J. Love, wife of Dr. Love of Shelby; and Mrs. Ethel M. Daile of Springfield. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Shelby at 2 p.m., Friday, conducted by Rev. Wilhelm, the Lutheran minister of whose church Mrs. Bloom was a member. Rev. Wilhelm was assisted by Rev. Blade of the Methodist church. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 04 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 47]

Bloom, Matilda -- DIED -- At Goshen, Indiana, on December 14, 1871, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bloom, Miss MATILDA BLOOM, aged 43 years, 7 months and 21 days.  The subject of this notice was born in Perry County, Pa., April 28th., 1828, and died at Goshen, Ind., on Thursday, December 14th., 1871.  The deceased has long resided near Shelby, and is known to have been sadly afflicted for many years with epileptic fits -- being a great burden to herself, and her devoted mother who had charge of her. – [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS:  28 December 1871, Vol. 4, No. 9]

Bloom, Mrs. George -- Shelby.  Mrs. Geo. Bloom, an old and highly respected lady, of Cass Township, died last Saturday and was interred in the London Cemetery on Monday.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 October 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 22]

Bloom, Samuel -- Died, At Hagerstown, Md., on July 23d., 1872, of cancer of the stomach, Mr. Samuel Bloom, aged 63 years, 9 months, and 24 days.  The deceased was the only remaining brother of Mr. Daniel Bloom residing near Shelby, and for over forty years a highly respected citizen of his adopted city.  His suffering for the past two years has been intense, which he bore with Christian resignation.  His remains were interred in the Reformed Cemetery in that city, attended by a large number of friends and citizen of the place.   [Shelby Independent News:  08 August 1872, Vol. 4, No. 41]

Bloomfield, Opal -- d. 8/7/1954 near Shelby - auto accident;  Mansfield resident  [Mansfield News Journal:  09 August 1954]

Bloor, ---- -- All arrangements were ready Saturday for the infair to be given by Mr. and Mrs. Bloor in honor of the marriage of their son Frank, when Mr. Bloor took suddenly ill and died at 6:10 p.m.  He was aged about 57 and leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters.  He had been up town the same day, but in the afternoon a physician was called.  The cause of death was neuralgia of the heart of which his father also died.  [Mansfield Herald:  03 April 1890, Vol. 40, No. 20]

Bloor, Charles -- Charles Bloor died quite suddenly at his home, No. 180 Park Avenue East, at 9:30 this morning.  Death is supposed to have resulted from heart disease.  Mr. Bloor complained of not feeling well when he arose this morning, but went to his work.  About 8:30 he began to feel worse and returned home where he died an hour later.  Mr. Bloor was one of the well-known citizens of his city and was foreman at the Mansfield Machine Works.  He leaves a wife and one daughter.  The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from his late residence.  The I.O.O.F. lodge, of which the deceased was a member, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Sumrell, of the Baptist Church.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 May 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 51]

Bloor, Charles W. -- After an illness of seven weeks, Charles W. Bloor died at his home, 217 Park Avenue East, at 9:15 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning.  Mr. Bloor was ill with malarial fever several weeks, but apparently recovered, and was upon the streets Nov. 13, when he sustained a stroke of paralysis and another one Nov. 16.  he was 30 years old and resided with his mother, Mrs. Mahala Bloor, widow of the late Thomas Bloor.  Besides his mother he leaves a sister, Mrs. William K. Ackerman, and a brother, Thomas Bloor.  For some time past he has been employed at the Crawford-Taylor factory and was a member of the Knights of Pythias, S.O.U.A.M., J.O.U.A.M. and Modern Woodmen.  Funeral services at the First Lutheran church, Thursday afternoon, at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles.  [Semi-Weekly News:  10 Dec3ember 1897, Vol. 13, No. 99]

Bloor, Della F. (Denn) -- Widow of drug firm founder taken by death -- Mrs. Della F. Bloor, 75, of 121 West second Street, widow of Frank W. Bloor, died early today at General Hospital after an illness of two weeks. Born in Monongahela City , Pennsylvania , she was the daughter of John L. and Margaretta Denn. She came to Mansfield in 1890 when she married the late Frank W. Bloor, one of the founders of the Caldwell and Bloor Co., wholesale drug firm. Mrs. Bloor was a member of the First Methodist Church , the Sorosis Club, the Priscillian club and was formerly a member of the Board of Governors of the Friendly House. Survivors are a son, J. William Bloor of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Margaret R. Endly, also of Mansfield; two brothers, John C. Denn of Indianapolis Indiana , and Charles L. Denn of Toledo , and two grandchildren. Her son is now in General Hospital recovering from an illness. The body has been removed to the Jones Memorial where services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend Edward G. Corwin officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Ann. [Mansfield News Journal: 09 April 1942]

Bloor, Thomas -- d. 12/16/1871 at Mansfield;  35y, 8m, 15d;  b. Ashland, Ohio;  carpenter;  white;  cause - palsy;  res. Fourth Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bloor, William -- William Bloor, one of Mansfield's oldest and best citizens, died yesterday afternoon at his home on Park Avenue East, of heart trouble, after an illness of but a few hours.  Shortly after dinner yesterday he began to feel ill and lay down on a lounge.  No apprehension was felt on his account until about 4 o'clock when he became suddenly very sick and Dr. A.H. McCullough, was sent for.  He died at 5:30 o'clock on the eve of a reception at his home to his son, Frank, whose marriage to Miss Della Dehn occurred Wednesday evening.  A few of the guests had already arrived.  When the house should have been ringing with the merry laughter of happy hearts there was a hushed and painful silence broken only by the sounds of suppressed sobbing.  Those who had already arrived departed in silence to their homes and those who had not were soon apprised of the sad event.  William Bloor was born in the state of New York and moved with his parents to the vicinity of Loudonville at the age of 4 years.  In 1846 his parents moved to this city and he has since resided here.  He was 56 years of age.  He was a member of Mansfield Lodge No. 19, I.O.O.F., Mohican Encampment No. 13, and Canton Mansfield, No. 6.  After consultation with the family of the deceased, the Odd Fellows will make arrangements for the funeral, the time of which will be announced hereafter.  --  [Sunday Evening News:  30 March 1890, Vol. 6, No. 4]

Bloser, Samuel P. -- Samuel P. Bloser, a well known resident of Mansfield for a number of years, died Sunday night at 9:40 o'clock at his home on Spring Mill street after an illness of seven months.  He was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1824 and in 1850 came to Ohio.  Two years later he was married to Elizabeth Snyder, who with one daughter, Mrs. Henry Uhlich, of Spring Mill Street, survives him.  He was a soldier of the civil war in the 121st. O.V.I. and was also identified with the I.O.O.F. being a member of the Mansfield lodge, No. 19, of that order.  Funeral services at 3 o'clock, Tuesday, after conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, of the First Lutheran church.  [Mansfield News:  29 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 126]

Blotkamp, George -- George Blotkamp, the nine-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Joe Blotkamp died Monday morning at 6:30 o'clock after an illness of several days.  He is survived by his father, mother and three sisters.  The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's Catholic church and the interment will occur in the Catholic cemetery.  Rev. Father Crehan will have charge of the funeral.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  18 May 1909 as reprinted from the Shelby Globe]

Blue, Forest Conrad -- Mansfield---Forest Conrad Blue, 48, of 212 Coul St. died early Tuesday morning in Mansfield General Hospital after an extended illness.   He was born Dec. 25, 1937, in Dunn, N.C. and had lived in Mansfield for 20 years.  Mr. Blue returned to Mansfield from Evansville, Ind., in May.   He was a former chef at the Leland Hotel and a member of the Providence Baptist Church.   Surviving are five sisters, Mae Lene Arkadie, Katherine Blue, Mattie Bea Moore and Rosa Blue, all of Mansfield, and Margaret Rich of Baltimore, Md.; and four brothers, William B. of Mansfield, the Rev. James of Fayetteville, N.C,., Thomas Jr. of Dunn, N.C., and Charles E. of Chicago.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Alene Blue; one brother, John; and one sister, Edna.   Funeral arrangements are pending at the Wappner Funeral Home.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley--typed by Dina--[Mansfield News Journal--Wed., June 25, 1986]

Blue, William -- ADARIO -- Died, at his home near Savannah, Wednesday, William Blue, who had been bedfast for four months, leaving a young wife and two children. Mr. Blue, when a boy, lived for a time with Jacob Claburg, now deceased, and was well known here. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 22 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 41]

Blunk, Florence (Adams) -- Florence L (ADAMS) BLUNK, 77, of 360 James Ave died Saturday morning in People's Hospital after a long illness. She was born 13 Nov 1902, in Mansfield and had been a lifetime resident. She was a retired housemother at Mansfield General Hospital and was a member of the First English Lutheran Church. The widow of George BLUNK, she is survived by one son, Ray SORRICK of Ashland and one sister, Geraldine (ADAMS) BRADEN of Loudonville. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by her pastor, the Rev Michael Goldner. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm.  Submitted by Margaret.  [(Mansfield) News Journal, Su 8 Jun 1980 .. (died 7 Jun 1980)]

Blust, Charles  -- Charles Blust, of Mansfield, was taken ill with typhoid fever while visiting and attending the Blust and Royer reunion and died at this brother Henry's home Sept. 19, aged over 75 years.  Mr. Blust taught school quite a number of years when a young man and also taught singing schools.  The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. B. B. Uhl, of St. Mark's Lutheran church, Sept. 21.  Interment at the Mt. Zion cemetery.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News:  September 29, 1909]

Blust, Clada -- d. 12/27/1872 at Mifflin Twp.;  3y, 4m;  white;  cause = spinal affection;  res. Mifflin Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Blust, George Frederick -- Sunday morning, March 5th., George Frederick Blust departed this life in the 22nd. year of his age.  He was a young man of bright intellect and was esteemed by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.  At the early age of 14 years he united with the Lutheran church at Mt. Zion.  He was a regular attendant at church, Sabbath school and young people's society of Christian Endeavor, when his health would permit.  For the past year or more he was sorely afflicted with rheumatism and heart trouble, at times suffering intense pain, yet for the cause of his Master he bore it all, murmuring not.  He will be missed in society, at church, at Sabbath school and at home.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 March 1893]

Blust, Mrs. Charles -- Friday.  Mrs. Chas. Blust, aged 62 years, 2 months and 17 days, died at the residence of her husband, on Spring Mill Street, at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, after an illness of a year and a half.  The funeral will take place from the family residence tomorrow forenoon at 11 o'clock, Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 14]

Bly, Ray -- Shelby.  The 18-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Bly, living near Ganges, died last Friday of blood poison.  The funeral was held Saturday at Ganges church.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  02 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 73]

Bly, Ray -- Ganges.  Ray, the only child of Mr. & Mrs. Willard Bly, died Thursday of blood poison, aged about one and a half years.  The funeral services were conducted at the church Saturday by the Rev. Dr. Singley, of Shelby.  Interment at Shiloh.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  02 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 73]  Ganges.  Mr. & Mrs. James Bly, of Williams County, attended the funeral of their grandchild, Ray, Saturday.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  02 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 73]

Blymyer, B.F. -- d. 2/21/1868 at Mansfield;  36y;  b. Pennsylvania;  white;  cause:  apoplexy;  res. Mansfield   [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Blymyer, Benjamin F. -- d. 2/21/1869 at Mansfield;  41y;  b. Pennsylvania;  manufacturer;  white;  cause:  apoplexy;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Blymyer, Susan Sheets -- April 2nd 1941 -- Mrs.Blymyer, 98, dies; was member of pioneer family -- Mrs. Susan Sheets Blymyer, 98, member of a pioneer in Mansfield family, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Shireman, in Wilmette , Illinois , after a lingering illness. Daughter of George and Sarah Jane Sheets, Mrs.Blymyer was born in Mansfield , December 16th, 1842 . She spent most of her life here, going to Coshocton to be with relatives a few years ago and later to Wilmette. The body was returned to the Finefrock funeral home in Mansfield where services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. Besides the grandchildren in Wilmette , survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Olive B. Glover, and two great-grandchildren, all of Wilmette . Submitted by Ann. [source unknown]

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