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Obelt, Gottfried -- Gottfried Obelt, an inmate of the county infirmary, died at that institution Friday morning.  He has been sick for some time past with a complication of diseases.  He was received Sept. 5 at the infirmary and was 66 years of age.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  20 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 78]

Oberlin, Arthur F. -- d. 5/3/1955 at Harrisburg, PA;  former Mansfield resident;  b. Mansfield;  bur. Mansfield Cem.;  h/o Catherine Maxwell  [MNJ 5/6/1955]

Oberlin, Benjamin F.

Oberlin, Eliza

Oberlin, Elizabeth

Oberlin, Elizabeth -- bur. 12/12/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  58y;  res. Washington Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Oberlin, Harry G. -- DIED -- At Bellville, Sept. 22d., Harry G., son of Mr. & Mrs. J.V. Oberlin, aged 1 year, 3 months and 20 days. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 02 October 1884, Vol. 34, No. 46]

Oberlin, Harry G. -- Bellville.  Harry G., son of Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Oberlin, died early Monday morning, aged 1 year, 3 months and 20 days, and the funeral service was held at the house Tuesday at 1½ o'clock, conducted by Rev. W.W. Anderson, Rev. B.O. Squier assisting.  Little Harry had been sick for some time, and yet on Sunday hopes of his recovery were entertained.  But as the night fled away his quiet eyelids closed.  He had another morn than ours.  --  [Bellville Star:  25 September 1884, Vol. 7, No. 52]

Oberlin, J.V. -- Bellville.  J.V. Oberlin, aged 52 years, sustained a stroke of apoplexy on Tuesday morning, which resulted in his death a few hours later.  He had arisen in seemingly good health, when suddenly he complained of an awful pain in his head.  He soon became unconscious and remained so, except for brief intervals, until his death.  Doctors Kelly and Stofer were summoned but their efforts for relief were vain.  Mr. Oberlin has long been one of our best citizens, one who was noted for his kind and generous disposition, and who was respected and esteemed by all.  He leaves a wife and eight children.  His oldest son, Walter, is married and lives in Mansfield, where he is employed in the Baxter Stove Works.  His daughter, Fannie, was married two weeks ago to Jacob Snyder of Shaucks.  The funeral took place on Thursday at 2 p.m. from St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  The services were conducted by Rev. Barnett.  Miller Moody Post G.A.R. had charge of the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 29]

Oberlin, John -- bur. 4/22/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  65y;  res. Washington Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Oberlin, T.W.

Oberlin, T.W. & wife -- Rites set for crash victims -- Bodies of Dr. and Mrs. Oberlin to be brought it to Mansfield for burial rites -- The bodies of Dr. and Mrs. T. W. Oberlin, former Mansfielders who were killed in a traffic accident yesterday near Hammond, Indiana, are due to arrive in Mansfield Thursday night for burial at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Mansfield cemetery. They will be taken to the Finefrock Funeral Home until time for the services which will be in the mausoleum in the cemetery. Reverend David N. Roller, a pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Services will be conducted Thursday afternoon in the Presbyterian Church in Hammond. Dr. and Mrs. Oberlin were killed shortly after they left home for a Florida vacation. They were natives of Mansfield , leaving here at 42 years ago. Surviving Dr. Oberlin are a daughter, Katherine Oberlin, and a brother, Arthur, Harrisburg , Pennsylvania . The daughter and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Brunner, Mansfield, and Mrs. Frances Guerney, of Florida , survive Mrs. Oberlin. Submitted by Ann [unidentified newspaper: 12 March 1941]

Oberlin, Samuel -- Samuel Oberlin died at his home north of Bellville, Monday afternoon, after an illness of Bright's disease, for some months past, aged 71 years.  The deceased was born in Stark County, Feb. 25, 1837, and has been a resident of Washington Township the past 41 years.  Mr. Oberlin was twice married and is survived by his second wife and 13 children, two brothers and two sisters, W.K. Oberlin and Mrs. W.E. Ford, of Mansfield, B.F. Oberlin, of Butler, and Mrs. Frank Sanner, of Washington Township.  Funeral was held at the home Thursday at 10:00 a.m.  Interment at Lexington.  --  [Butler Times:  24 January 1908, Vol. 14, No. 20]

Oberlin, William J.

Oberlin, William K. -- d. 10/5/1870 at Richland Co.;  10m, 6d;  b. Richland Co.;  white;  no cause listed;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

O'Brien, ---- -- Friday.  The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. James O'Brien died this afternoon at their home on South Water Street.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 6]

O'Brien, Anna K. -- 68Y;  Died 6/29/1956 at home, Mansfield;  w/o Harry C.;  Born 8/10/1887 at Mansfield;  Bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [MNJ 6/29/1956]

O'Brien, Dennis -- Dennis O'Brien, a laboring man, died Saturday morning about 1 o'clock at his home on North Diamond Street as the result of an accident sustained by him Thursday while at work on East First Street under the supervision of Jack Scott.  Mr. O'Brien was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife but no children.  He was born in Ireland, but has been a resident of Mansfield for more than 30 years.  He kept a boarding house.  Funeral services Monday morning at 8 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic Church.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  04 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 82]

O'Brien, James -- James O'Brien of 48 Clark Street, New York City, was found dead in the woods (Dick Woods in the vincity of Shelby) with a bullet hole in his body near the heart, also another in the right arm.  He was in a very bad shape, and almost at the start the doctor told him that he had but a short time to live.  He called for a priest, and one was obtained for him last night.  [Mansfield News:  09 May 1899]  *The news report lists Liston L. Frady (of Indianapolis, IN) as another "hobo" injured in the event, and that he admitted to shooting O'Brien.  Liston L. Brady told authorities that he had a brother named Charles C. Frady in the English Hotel at Indianapolis.

O'Brien, John -- John O'Brien, a well known stone-mason and contractor, of Pavonia, died Sunday morning.  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 93]

O'Brien, John -- John O'Brien, of Crestline, aged nineteen years, in company with another young man of the same place, boarded a freight train at that town Sunday morning and intended enjoying a free ride to Mansfield.  At half past two o'clock, when but a short distance from this city, O'Brien, while sitting on the bumpers of a freight cars fell from his seat, under the wheels, and was horribly mangled, dying almost instantly.  His remains were gathered up and carried to the depot, and afterward were taken to his home in Crestline.  His parents arrived here and were allowed to take the body.  The father of the deceased is a flagman at Crestline and is highly respected.  But a few years ago a brother of O'Brien's was killed a short distance from Mansfield while stealing a ride.  [Ohio Liberal:  07 May 1879]

O'Brien, Lottie C. -- Obituary NOT on-line, but may be found in the 10 July 1972 issue of the Mansfield News Journal.

Ocheltree, John H.

Ocheltree, John H.

Ocheltree, Robert

Ocker, Ferd -- 76Y;  d. 11/6/1955 at Madison Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 11/16/1878 near Cardington, Morrow Co., OH;  Came to Mansfield in 1907;  Baker  [MNJ 11/7/1955]

O'Dell, Hoyt -- Tuesday.  The funeral of Mr. Hoyt O'Dell was held yesterday afternoon at his late residence on Spring Mill Street.  Rev. Kemble officiated.  Mr. O'Dell died last Friday at the age of 66 years.  He had been confined to his home for several months with typhoid fever.  He leaves a wife and three children.  Mr. O'Dell was employed at the City Mills for 11 years.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 February 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 38]

Odell, Hoyt -- Mrs. James Lafferty attended the funeral of Hoyt Odell in Mansfield on Monday. -- [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT: 01 February 1894, Vol. 38]

Odell, Mrs. Robert -- Shelby.  Mrs. Robert Odell, living on Second Street, died Sunday and will be buried Tuesday.  [Semi-Weekly News: 17 November 1896, Vol. 12, No. 93]

O'Donnell, William Patrick -- 51Y;  d. 2/11/1955 at Mansfield (heart attack)   [MNJ 2/12/1955]

Oestreich, Henry F. -- Submitted by Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal:  14 March 1986, p. 2A]

O'Fallon, Caroline Rachel Anderson -- Mrs. Caroline Rachel Anderson O'Fallon, daughter of George & Rebecca Anderson, and wife of Probate Judge Samuel F. O'Fallon, was born in Shelby, Ohio, February 2nd., 1862, and died May 15th. at Oregon, Missouri.  [Mansfield Herald:  29 May 1890, Vol. 40, No. 28]

O'Hara, Ardell -- 3/16/1955 at home, Ft. Lauderdale, FL;  bur. Sunset Mem. Park, North Olmstead, OH;  h/o Theresa Sardits  [MNJ 3/18/1955]

O'Hara, George -- Dies At Home In New London, George O'HARA, 75, Succumbs; Rites Set For Tuesday. New London - In failing health for the past three years, George O'HARA, 75, a resident of New London all his life, died at his home late Saturday night. He is survived by a son, Lawrence; a daughter, Mrs. Cecil HAMMAN; and two grandchildren, all of New London. His wife preceded him in death six years ago. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a. m. at Our Lady of Lord's Catholic church with Magr. Francis FATE officiating.  Burial will be in Holy Cross cemetery.  Submitted by Norris.  [Mansfield News Journal:  30 December 1940]

O’Hearn, ---- -- Butler -- The infant child of Michael O'Hearn was buried Wednesday afternoon. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 November 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 28]

O'Hearn, ---- -- Butler.  An infant son of Mr. & Mrs. M.L. O'Hearn was interred at Bunker Hill Wednesday week.  [Semi-Weekly News:  27 November 1896]

O'Hearn, ---- -- A five-year old son of Mrs. O'Hearn, of 138 E. Fourth Street, took sick Saturday night and died at nine o'clock Monday morning.  Membranous croup was the complaint.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  13 August 1885, Vol. 35, No. 39]

O'Hearn, Clayton William -- Clayton William O'Hearn, 84, of 1750 Troy Rd., Ashland, died yesterday in Will-O-Rest Home, Ashland, after a long illness. A former farmer and lumber worker he was a member of the Clearfork Presbyterian Church, near Butler. Survivors: wife, Oda; sons, Kenneth of Berea and Richard of Wooster; sister, Mrs. Edith Bone of Ashland; and five grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday from the Clearfork Presbyterian Church, near Butler, the Rev. George Sheets officiating. Burial in the Bunker Hill Cemetery. Friends call in the Heyl and Robbins Funeral Home, Ashland from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Submitted by Nancy. [Source: Mansfield (OH) News Journal, 13 October 1966, p. 34.]

O'Hearn, James -- Independence.  Jas. O'Hearn died of congestion of the lungs on Monday and was interred in Catholic Cemetery at Loudonville, on Wednesday.  --  [Bellville Star:  04 March 1886, Vol. 9, No. 23]

O'Hearn, Oda S. (Freehafer) -- Ashland -- Mrs. Oda S. O'Hearn, 78, of 1750 Troy Rd., died in the Horns Nursing Home in Wooster Tuesday morning. A native of Richland County, she was a member of the Clear Fork Presbyterian Church near Butler. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth of Beria [sic] and Richard of Wooster; and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clear Fork Presbyterian Church where she will lie in state an hour prior to services. The Rev. George Sheets will officiate. Burial will be in the Bunker HIll Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 this evening at the Heyl and Robbins Funeral Home. Submitted by Nancy. [Source: Mansfield (OH) News Journal, 24 July 1968, p. 36.]

O'Hearn, Willie -- Mrs. M. O'Hearn, of East Fourth street, is sadly unfortunate in the loss of her infant son, Willie, by falling into the water closet and smothered to death on Monday last.  The child was 17 months old and the sadness of the event makes it peculiarly sorrowful to its widowed mother.  ** Mrs. Mary O'Hearn was the daughter of John Curtin and widow of John Hearn.  [Ohio Liberal:  09 July 1884, Vol. 12, No. 13]

O'Heran, Nellie

O'Herring, ---- -- A two-year-old son of John O'Herring, of Mansfield, smothered in a privy vault Monday evening.  --  [Bellville Star:  10 July 1884, Vol. 7, No. 41]

Ohl, Bert (aka:  Bert Cowden) -- Shelby was considerably excited last evening with the news that Bert Ohl had met his death while alighting from a train at the crossing at Main Street.  Ohl was about 22 years of age and was employed as a molder at the Shelby Tube Works.  He, with several of his companions, had gone down to Shelby Junction at noon for a visit with friends.  They spent the afternoon at a farm house near the junction, and boarded a freight train to return home.  When the train reached Shelby it was running at the rate of about fifteen miles an hour.  When Ohl stepped off, a heavy ulster he was wearing became entangled in the car step, and he was unable to extricate himself.  The coat dragged him under the wheels and held him there, the entire train passing over his body.  The remains were gathered up and taken to the undertaker and afterwards to his home, at which place the funeral will be held tomorrow.  The young man's real name is Cowden, Ohl being the name of the man with whom he resided, and to whom he was indentured from the Ashland County Infirmary.  Cowden was an inmate of the county jail here several times on various charges.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 45]

Ohler, ---- -- Lucas.  Old grandfather Ohler, who lives about four miles south of here, died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, and was buried Monday at 10 o'clock.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 July 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 7]

Ohler, Lena -- Lucas.  Miss Lena Ohler, daughter of J.C. Ohler, died Thursday evening of consumption and was buried at Pleasant Valley, on Saturday, the 23rd. at 10 o'clock.  Services by Rev. H.L. Wiles.  Mr. and Mrs. Ohler extend their thanks to neighbors and friends for kindnesses during their bereavement.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 28]

Ohler, Lena -- Friday.  Miss Lena Ohler died last evening at the home of her father in Monroe Township of consumption, aged 21 years.  The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 28]

Ohler, Margaret E. -- d. 2/13/1868 at Monroe Twp.;  20y, 5m, 26d;  b. Monroe Twp.;  white;  cause:  pneumonia;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Ohly, Hugo P. -- 76Y;  d. 8/20/1955 at Sprunger Rest Home;  b. 6/6/1879 at Sandusky, Oh.;  bur. Mansfield Cem. [MNJ 8/21/1955 & MNJ 8/22/1955]

Olcott, Charles -- Charles Olcot, aged 64 years, lost his life at Plymouth this morning through being run over by a B.&O. freight train.  Olcott was 64 years of age and a resident of Richfield, Medina County.  He and his wife were visiting their son, George Olcott, at Plymouth.  The unfortunate man, who was quite deaf, was crossing the railroad track in the yards south of the depot.  The accident happened at 8 o'clock a.m. and Olcott died at 12:30 this afternoon.  Among other injuries the right leg was crushed from the hip to the ankle.  It is supposed that the man also sustained internal injuries.  George Olcott, son of the deceased, is foreman of Root Bros. establishment in Plymouth.  the only people who witnessed the accident were the members of the train crew.  Before his death Mr. Olcott rallied sufficiently so as to be able to converse with the members of his family.  [Semi-Weekly News:  20 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 58]

Olcott, Katherine (Norick) -- Mrs. Ann Moser was called to Norwalk on account of the illness of her sister, Mrs. Katherine Olcott, who died Sunday morning at 6 o'clock.  Her maiden name was Norick and her home was near Lucas.  Funeral from the late residence Wednesday March 8.  [Mansfield News Journal:  05 March 1912]

O’Leary, Honora -- DIED -- In Bellville, Richland Co., Ohio, November 5th., 1872, of Diptheria, HONORA O'LEARY, aged 14 years and 6 months. – [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  15 November 1872, Vol. 1, No. 38]

O'Leary, James M. -- 67Y;  d. 2/14/1954 at St. Vincent's Hosp., Toledo, OH (heart attack);  WWI;  s/o Arthur & Elizabeth (Donnelly) O'Leary, Crestline;  h/o Kathryn (d. abt. 1949);  bur. Calvary Cem., Toledo, OH  [MNJ 2/16/1954]

Old, Charles -- 74Y;  d. 4/11/1954 at Madison Hosp.;  b. 5/9/1879 at Nuttalburg, WV;  Mansfield resident 1887-1954;  h/o Caroline Ackerman;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 4/12/1954]

Old, Merriwether Fry -- 69Y;  d. 5/4/1956 at home, Youngstown, OH;  Physician;  b. 2/14/1887 at Mahoning Co., OH;  h/o Mollie;  bur. at Youngstown, OH  [MNJ 5/5/1956]

Oldfield, Elizabeth -- Died on the 4th. inst., consort of Jonathan Oldfield of Washington Twp., aged 27 years.  [ Mansfield Gazette:  05 August 1824 .  From Abstracts of Richland County , Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825.  Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

Oldfield, Elmina (Phelps) -- Mrs. Elmina Oldfield, the subject of this sketch, was the daughter of David and Anna Phelps, born May the 26th., 1805, in the town of Hebron, county of Grafton, and state of N.H.  She came with her parents to Ohio in the summer of 1815.  Moved in a wagon and arrived at the place of destination, Aug. 7th., 1815.  They came through Wooster and at that time there was not a single dwelling between there and the place they settled, four miles northwest of Bellville, on a farm familiarly known as the Marshall farm.  She was married on the 21st. day of December 1824, to Richard Oldfield, who was born in the town of Minisink, county of Orange, and state of New York.  From this union there were twelve children -- seven girls and five boys, four of her children having preceded her to the beyond.  Mr. Oldfield died Nov. 7th., 1872, aged 71 years, 5 months and 23 days.  She died Apr. 7th., 1891, aged 85 years, 10 months and 11 days.  She leaves eight children, 30 grand and 42 great grandchildren to mourn her loss.  Thus ends the life of another pioneer.  Hers was an industrious and useful one.  She had a vivid memory, and could relate many interesting incidents connected with her journey from New Hampshire here and all along the path of life.  She often related their first move after their marriage.  They carried all their household goods and drove the cow.  So that her experience took in nearly all phases of life.  On April 9th., the funeral took place from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. A.B. Leedy.  The services were held in the Universalist church in Bellville conducted by the Rev. H.L. Canfield.  The bereaved have the heartfelt sympathy of their friends and neighbors in this season of sorrow.  The life of their departed one is well worthy of emulation.  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  23 April 1891, Vol. III, No. 52]

Oldfield, J. Taylor -- SUDDEN DEATH -- Mr. J. Taylor Oldfield, aged 41 years, died this morning (Thursday, Oct. 17th.) of inflammation of the stomach, at the residence of his father.  Two weeks ago he left his home and family at Nashville, Michigan, to visit his father, who has been ill for some time.  He was in town on last Saturday.  His family were telegraphed to on Wednesday morning.  He leaves a wife and four children, and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.  The funeral takes place on Saturday (Oct. 19) at 11 o'clock A.M. -- Rev. W.B. Woodbury will preach at the church in Bellville.  [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  18 October 1872, Vol. 1, No. 34]

Oldfield, James -- Sunday.  The funeral of James Oldfield, who died at the residence of Robert Brooker after being ill for about three weeks with typhoid fever will take place Monday morning at 10 o'clock.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 October 1891]

Oldfield, James T. -- d. 10/16/1872 at Jefferson Twp.;  42y, 4m;  married;  b. Jefferson Twp.;  farmer;  white;  cause = stomach inflammation;  res. Bellville  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Oldfield, Jonathan -- Died, at his residence in Elmwood, Peoria County, Ill., October 24th., 1874, of acute disease cause by a severe cold, Jonathan Oldfield, aged 86 years, 1 months and 17 days.  His funeral was numerously attended, and an able and appropriate discourse was delivered on the occasion by Rev. Mr. Faulkner.  He was confined to his house about twenty-four days, during which time he prayed for death's relief for the acute and constant pain which he suffered, taking no food the last 17 days of his life.  Mr. Oldfield was born in Orange county, N.Y., June 7, 1788;  came with his father to Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1803, and in march, 1808, in company with James and Thomas McCluer, came to the present site of Bellville, cutting their own road through the dense forest, from Fredericktown.  James made his selection, and started to Canton to "enter his land";  Jonathan and Thomas commenced clearing, and with the help of Indians erected a cabin, into which the McCluer family moved the following spring.  This was the first break of the wilderness of Richland County.  Andrew Coffinberry was the first Justice of the Peace in Richland County, and the first marriage solemnized by him was that of Jonathan Oldfield and Elizabeth McClure, which took place February 11th., 1812, and was the first marriage in the present bounds of said county.  Soon after his marriage he moved into his "cabin" on the northeast quarter of section 22, and resided in this vicinity until five or six years since, at which time he removed to his last place of residence.  Mr. Oldfield was a soldier, and did honorable service in the war of 1812, for which he since obtained a land warrant.  After the decease of his first wife, which occurred August 4th., 1824, Mr.. Oldfield married Miss Nancy Fidler, who died November 5th., 1839, after which he married Miss Esther Andrews, who survived him;  by all of said wives he was the father of fifteen children, ten of whom are yet living, only one (Abner) in Richland County.  In his family relations, Mr. Oldfield was affectionate and kind;  in all his private walks, he was unassuming, strictly temperate, moral, and scrupulously honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow man;  his enemies are not known;  his friends are many.  He was one of the organizers of the first M.E. church in his vicinity, and was for many years its honorable class-leader, and a zealous and consistent member thereof to the end of his life;  his faith in the Christian religion at his final dissolution enabled him to say -- "welcome death".  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 November 1874]

Oldfield, Lucy (Palmer) -- Died, at the residence of her son in Atlanta, Ga., October 15th., 1886, in the 69th. year of her age, Mrs. Lucy Palmer Oldfield, daughter of Geo. W. Palmer, one of the pioneers of Richland County.  She was raised on the old homestead, one and one half miles south of Bellville and commenced her life work as a teacher near Ankenytown and continued teaching and studying until her marriage in 1841.  After the death of her husband, Doctor Oldfield, in 1850, to better prepare herself for the duties of a teacher she completed a course of study at the Wesleyan Female Univ. at Delaware and from that time took a high stand as an instructor, being widely known as a very accomplished and successful teacher.  She became a member of the Methodist Church at a very early age and was an earnest and faithful in her church work as in her school.  The faith which served her so well to live by did not fail her in the hour of death, and we have full assurance that she has gone to a blessed reward.  --  [Bellville Star:  21 October 1886, Vol. 10, No. 4]

Oldfield, Mary Ann (Tinkey) -- Mrs. Abner Oldfield, aged 70 years and 15 days, died Thursday at 8 a.m., after a long and tedious illness from the direct effects of having the left arm amputated several months ago.  The member had been accidentally fractured necessitating a operation by reason of the bones having become diseased before the lady realized the condition of the injury.  The funeral will take place Saturday at 10 a.m., from the family home, south of Bellville, and Rev. J.W. Boyer will conduct the services at the Presbyterian church, after which the remains will be laid to rest in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  03 January 1902, Vol. X, No. 1]

Oldfield, Mary Ann (Tinkey) -- Mary Ann Tinkey was born in Washington County, Pa., November 17th., 1831, and was united in marriage to Abner Oldfield, August 28th., 1855.  To this marriage was born four children, two sons and two daughters -- the sons dying in early life.  The daughters, who with the husband survive, are:  Mrs. Mel Paste and Mrs. D.M. Teeter.  Deceased has been a faithful member of the Presbyterian church for upward of 60 years and the funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.W. Boyer, Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Bellville Presbyterian church.  Interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery.  The direct cause of her death, which occurred at the age of 70 years, one month and 15 days, dates from an accidental fall, last spring, which resulted in the fracture of her left forearm.  Not being aware of the condition of the member, nothing was done until an operation was found to be necessary, August 27th., when the arm was cut open.  This did not bring relief, and another operation was performed, and the injured member amputated above the fracture, the bones of which having become diseased.  She suffered considerable pain, and being debilitated to a great extent, nothing could be done to restore her to health, and death ensued January 2nd., 1902.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  10 January 1902, Vol. X, No. 2]

Oldfield, Mary E. (Drew) -- Died at her residence in Mitchellville, Iowa, March 15th, of paralysis, Mrs. David P. Oldfield.  Mary E. Drew was born in Belmont, Maine, Oct. 30th., 1820, moved with her parents to Ohio in 1840, where she was a resident of Bellville and vicinity through her earlier years.  She was married to D.P. Oldfield in 1853 and moved to Iowa in 1856 when that part of the western world was yet in its infancy, and was one of the noble pioneer women who braved the vicissitudes of early days on the then bleak and desolate looking prairies of Iowa, having gained a competency, she with her husband left the farm and have lived in Mitchellville for several years, and has been loved and respected up a large circle of relatives and friends.  An affectionate wife and a loving mother has gone to reap her reward, where there is no more sorrow, neither is there any more pain.  The remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends and was laid in the beautiful cemetery at Mitchellville there to await the final resurrection of the dead.  --  [Bellville Star:  24 March 1887, Vol. 10, No. 26]

Oldfield, Missilda (Cowan) -- Word has been received of the sudden death from heart trouble of Mrs. Noah Oldfield, at Altoona, Iowa on March 10.  Mrs. Oldfield will be remembered as Miss Missilda Cowan, the oldest of 13 children of Hugh and Drusilla Cowan, and at one time a schoolteacher in this vicinity.  The family have the sympathy of their many friends.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  23 March 1906, Vol. 14, No. 8]

Oldfield, Richard -- d. 3/7/1872 at Jefferson Twp.;  71y, 5m;  married;  b. New York;  farmer;  white;  cause = dropsy;  res. Jefferson Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Oldfield, Richard -- DIED -- November 7th., 1872, in Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., Ohio, Mr. RICHARD OLDFIELD, aged 72 years. – [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  08 November 1872, Vol. 1, No. 37The issue dated 15 November 1872 (Vol. 1, No. 38) contained the following additional information about Mr. Oldfield ...  Richard Oldfield, whose obituary you briefly noticed last week, was born in Orange County, N.Y., May 14, 1801;  came with his father to Ross County, Ohio, in 1803, and to the present site of Bellville in the Spring of 1810, and, at the time of his decease, was the earliest resident settler of Jefferson Twp.  He manifested a lively interest in the welfare of the early settlers in this (then) wilderness, and contributed liberally from his limited means to their necessities, which is not yet forgotten by the few remaining participants of his generosity.  He lived and died on the only farm he ever owned, which he occupied for over fifty years, and for many years was a consistent member of the Universalist Church, to the faith and doctrine of which he adhered to his death.  In December, 1824, Mr. Oldfield married Almina Phelps, who, together with eight children survive him.

Oldham, Edward S.

Olin, Benjamin F.

Olin, Bertha Dorman -- 81Y;  d. 2/8/1954 at Griffith Rest Home;  b. 7/2/1871 at Mansfield;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 2/9/1954]  

Olin, Betsey Spencer

Olin, Betsey (Spencer) -- Bellville.  Mrs. Betsey (Spencer) Olin, died the 3rd. inst., at Bennington, Vt., aged 76 years.  Her remains were placed in a vault, and will probably be brought to this place for final interment, according to the request of the deceased.  She left here about two years ago, sometime after the death of her husband, N.G. Olin, and lived up to the time of her death with a sister-in-law, Mrs. Woodard.  --  [Bellville Star:  10 April 1884, Vol. 7, No. 28]

Olin, Deborah D. -- d. 10/4/1872 at Jefferson Twp.;  55y;  married;  b. Vermont;  white;  cause = fever;  res. Jefferson Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Olin, Elizabeth

Olin, Elizabeth

Olin, Fred -- DARLINGTON, Feb. 25 -- Fred Olin, aged 22, died at his home, two miles northeast of here, Thursday morning at 2 o'clock, after a long ordeal of suffering and his remains were interred Friday in the cemetery at Pleasant Grove, the Rev. Schisler officiating at the obsequies. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 29 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 42]

Olin, Gideon V. -- Bellville.  Gideon V. Olin died last Friday, April 11, 1902, aged 56 years, 8 months and 4 days.  His malady was paralysis.  The obsequies took place Sunday, April 13, from his late residence at 1 o'clock p.m.  Rev. H.L. Canfield conducted the services.  The interment was made in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Deceased was a member of Bellville Lodge, F. and A.M. and was a good and well respected citizen and neighbor.  May he rest in peace.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  18 April 1902, Vol. X, No. 16]

Olin, Mrs. B.F. -- Bellville -- Died, on Monday, October 14th., Hiram Bailey, aged 81 years, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. B.F. Olin, three miles west of town.  Funeral services on Wednesday at 10 o'clock p.m.  Interment at Bellville Cemetery.  --  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  17 October 1889, Vol. 2, No. 27]

Olin, Mrs. G.A. -- Bellville.  Mrs. G.A. Olin died at her home, one and a half miles west of town, of heart trouble Monday afternoon, aged 53.  The funeral services were held at the house on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  She leaves a husband and two sons to mourn their loss.  Interment in the Bellville Cemetery.  [Mansfield News:  18 July 1899]

Olin, Mrs. N.G. -- DIED -- On Monday, Nov. 4th., 1872, in Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., Ohio, Mrs. N.G. OLIN, aged 54 years.  – [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  08 November 1872, Vol. 1, No. 37]

Olin, Nathaniel G. -- Nathaniel G. Olin, eldest son of G.A. and M.A. Olin, was born at Bellville, O., Feb. 18, 1870, and died Nov. 16, 1905, aged 34 years, 8 months and 28 days.  On Dec. 6, 1903, he was united in marriage to Miss Laura B. Stuff by the Rev. J.N. Barnette.  To this union two children were born, Harold G. and Addie E., aged 12 and 10 years respectively.  About twelve years ago, Mr. Olin contracted pulmonary trouble which he bravely fought ever since.  In the winter of 1900 he spent six months in Colorado and Mexico, hoping to get permanent relief, but in this he was disappointed.  The greater part of his life was spent in the vicinity of Bellville, where he was well and favorably known.  The large attendance of sympathizing friends and neighbors who were in attendance at the funeral service was an index of the esteem in which he was held by those who knew him best.  He was tenderly cared for by willing hands as long as the arm of flesh could serve him.  A father, brother, wife and two children remain to mourn his departure.  The funeral took place Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m.  The service was held at the family residence conducted by Eld. H.H. Burkholder.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  24 November 1905, Vol. 17, No. 42]

Olin, Oliver -- d. 10/6/1872 at Jefferson Twp.;  19y, 2m, 6d;  b. Jefferson Twp.;  single;  white;  cause of death = fever;  res. Jefferson Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Olin, Oliver G. -- DIED -- On Wednesday, Nov. 6th., 1872, in Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., Ohio, OLIVER G. OLIN, aged 19 years, 2 months and 10 days.   ... the young man, Oliver, dying during the progress of his Step-Mother's funeral.  He was in Bellville on business in apparent good health, one week from the day before he died.  The disease proving so fatal was Typhoid Fever. – [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  08 November 1872, Vol. 1, No. 37 In a subsequent issue of the same newspaper dated 29 November 1872 (Vol. 1, No. 40) a more thorough obituary appeared as follows ...   It is our sad duty to record the death of our dear friend, Oliver G. Olin, who departed this life November 6th., 1872, aged 19 years, 2 months and 19 days.  He was a member of the Senior Preparatory Class of Oberlin College, and a young man of rare attainments.  Though his physical endurance was only ordinary, his mind was very energetic and clear, and his character pure.  Soon after coming to this place he professed the religion of Jesus, and entered upon his Christian work with great earnestness, seeming very anxious that his unconverted classmates should follow his example.  Upon being asked, after his conversion, whether he had any desire to return to the world again, he replied "No!  I mean to press on to the high calling in Christ Jesus."  But he is gone! -- cut down in the bloom of youth and removed to that heavenly home where a higher work awaits him.  We loved him as though he were one of our own family.  There was something so generous, so noble about him.  We do not know what it was -- we cannot define it.  He certainly had laid the foundation of an excellent Christian life.  He was never satisfied with the views of others merely, but always penetrated the mystery, and saw things for himself.  He was faithful to his God unto the last;  and when the summons came, he "wrapped the drapery of his couch" around him and lay down to pleasant dreams.

Olin, Ruth Alena (Dean) -- Died -- Monday, Nov. 1st., 1886, at her late home two miles west of Bellville, Ruth Alena Olin, wife of J.S. Olin, in the 37th. year of her age.  Again death has entered the home of J.S. Olin, and the STAR is called upon to chronicle the death of the wife and mother of the now lonely home.  In the death of Mrs. Olin heaven has gained a bright spirit and earth has lost a sweet and earnest nature.  Ruth Alena (Dean) Olin was born January 8th., 1850.  She united with the Methodist Episcopal church in early life where she remained a member until her marriage with J.S. Olin when she united with the Lutheran church.  She was united in marriage on March 25th., 1880, with J.S. Olin who with three small children mourn the death of the now sainted wife and mother.  The funeral took place from her late home on Tuesday afternoon and was attended by a large number of their friends.  The services were conducted by Rev. J.F. Sponseller of Lutheran church and Rev. Austin Philpot of the M.E. Church.  The remains were placed in the Dorland vault to await the arrival of friends that did not reach in time for the funeral.  The STAR with the entire community sympathize with the mourning friends.  --  [Bellville Star:  04 November 1886, Vol. 10, No. 6]

Olivland [sic], Nat -- d. 11/21/1868 at Perry Twp.;  1d;  b. Perry Twp.;  c/o Gideon & Alvine Olivland [sic]; white;  cause:  cydriosis;  res. Perry Twp.  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Oliver, Mrs. J.T. -- Mrs. Oliver, wife of Capt. J.T. Oliver, departed this life Monday evening, August 25, 1879.  Although a resident of this place but a short time, she had made many friends by her gentle manner and kindness of heart.  A loving wife, a devoted mother, a Christian lady, she will be sadly missed in the home circle, of which she was the bright ornament, and her place in the social gatherings, where her bright smile was ever welcome, will be vacant.  May the promises of Him who "tempers the wind to the shorn lamb", bring consolation to the hearts of the stricken husband and bereaved children.  The remains were taken to Steubenville for interment.  [Ohio Liberal:  03 September 1879 as reprinted from the Potter Gazette of East Liverpool, Ohio]  *Mrs. Oliver was the daughter of Mrs. E.S. Hooker, of this city (Mansfield), and her early death will be deeply lamented by a large circle of relatives and friends here.  [Ohio Liberal:  03 September 1879]

Oliver, O. Blanche -- 81Y;  d. 3/8/1954 at Francis M. Oliver residence;  b. 3/11/1872 at Perrysville, OH;  d/o Dr. S.N. & Sarah Elizabeth (Richey) Alban;  w/o Charles Marion Oliver (d. 7/2/1941);  bur. Greenlawn Cem., Perrysville, OH  [MNJ 3/8/1954]

Olson, Rose Ellen (Snider) -- 78y;  wid/o August M. Olson;  res. 181 W. Fifth St., Mansfield;  d. 9/22/1952 at Madison Hosp.;  b. 10/15/1873 at Logan Co., OH:  d/o James W. & Mary Ellen (Burgess) Snider;  former resident of Athens, OH;  Came to Mansfield in 1943;  bur. Mansfield Memorial Park  [MN 9/22/1952]

O'Mara, Anna -- Monday.  The funeral of Miss Anna O'Mara, which took place from St. Peter's Catholic Church this morning, was largely attended.  Miss O'Mara died Saturday night after a lingering illness of consumption.  The deceased was an excellent young woman and had hosts of friends.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 11]

O'Mara, Vera -- 60Y;  d. 3/26/1954 at home, Mansfield;  B. 3/18/1894 at Svold, N.D.;  Came to Mansfield in 1929;  w/o William;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 3/27/1954]

O'Neil, Mary -- Thursday.  Mrs. Mary O'Neil, aged 77 years, died at the residence of Ex-Sheriff Flannery last night of a complication of diseases.  The funeral will be held tomorrow morning from St. Peter's Catholic church, after which the remains will be interred in the Catholic cemetery.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 21 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 44]

Oney, Cecil Harley

Onstine, Bay -- The many friends of Miss Bay Onstine, formerly of this city, will be pained to learn of her sad death at her home in Colfax, Wash.  Miss Onstine formerly resided with her cousin, Miss Carrie Onstine, of East Third Street, the latter now a resident of Detroit.  Miss Onstine was a member of the local high school.  She left here two years ago to join her father in Colfax.  Shortly after leaving this city, Miss Onstine's health began to fail.  The decline continued until death claimed her Monday, Dec. 28.  [Semi-Weekly News:  31 December 1896, Vol. 13, No. 1]

Opdyke, Edwin S. -- 93Y;  d. 3/3/1954 at home, Wellington, OH;  former Mansfield resident;  b. 9/18/1860 at Shiloh;  bur. LaGrange Cem.  [MNJ 3/6/1954]

Opdyke, George Sr. -- Saturday.  A telegram was received at his place, last evening, from Prescott, Ariz. stating that Geo. Opdyke, Sr., had been killed at that place by falling from a wagon.  No particulars were given.  Mr. O. was well known and was a former resident of this place and only returned a few months ago from a visit to this state.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 11 as re-printed from the Shiloh Gleaner]

Opdyke, Hattie A. -- d. 1/3/1871 at Cass Twp., no cause of death listed;  3m;  b. Cass Twp.;  res. Cass Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Opdyke, John -- DIED -- Near Shiloh, on December 16th., 1871, Mr. JOHN OPDYKE, aged 69 years, 9 months and 7 days.  Mr. Opdyke was a highly respected citizen -- a brother of Ex-Mayor Opdyke of New York City.  [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS:  21 December 1871, Vol. 4, No. 8]

Opdyke, John -- d. 12/16/1871 at Cass Twp.;  69y, 9m;  married;  b. New Jersey;  farmer;  white;  cause of death - not known;  res. Cass Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Opdyke, Kate -- d. 7/29/1872 at Plymouth;  43y, 11m, 8d;  married;  b. Dauphin Co., Penn.;  white;  cause - confinement;  res. Plymouth Township  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Opdyke, Martha -- Died, in Cass Township, July 29th., Mrs. Martha, wife of Wm. Opdyke, aged 46 years.  [Ohio Liberal:  11 August 1881]

Opdyke, Stacy B. -- Stacy B. Opdyke was born on a farm in Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, August 9, 1830.  He departed this life Nov. 29, 1915, aged 85 years, 3 months and 20 days.  His family originated in Holland and its genealogy dates back to the year 1261.  Mr. Opdyke was of the eighth generation from the parent stock.  The first representatives of the family came to America in the year 1536.  The name was originally Op den Dycks.  Mr. Opdyke was one of a family of seven children, two sisters and five brothers.  All have now passed away but one brother, Mr. John Scott Opdyke, of Washington, D.C.  At the age of six years Mr. Opdyke came with his parents to Ohio.  They came from New Jersey by wagon, spending three weeks on the road.  They took up their residence on a farm near Shiloh, Richland County.  Here Mr. Opdyke grew to manhood, clearing off the land and farming.  He received his education in the district school.  In 1860 he made a trip to the Rocky Mountains in search of gold, but remained only a short time, returning to his home in Richland County.  In 1861 he united in marriage with Miss Kate Baumgartner, after which they took up their residence upon the farm where they spent the remainder of their lives.  They were blessed with two children, Lester and Mary, the latter of whom departed this life at the age of six years.  In politics Mr. Opdyke was a republican, religiously he was a Universalist.  He excelled as a farmer and was a student of books.  He had accumulated quite a library, many of his books being well selected and of a high order.  He spent all his spare moments reading.  He believed in cultivating the intellect as well as the soil.  He leaves behind him a record for industry, intelligence and integrity.  His life is highly esteemed and commended by his neighbors and friends.  Funeral services were held from his late home south of town, Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. G.C. Smith, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran church, interment being made in the Opdyke Cemetery near the home.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  04 December 1915, Vol. 63, No. 2]

Opdyke, William H. -- DIED, In Plymouth, O., Thursday evening, June 25, 1885, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Mr. Wm. H. Opdyke, aged 84 years.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  02 July 1885, Vol. 35, No. 33]

Orbison, William E. -- d. 12/8/1955 at home, Mansfield (heart attack);  b. 1/28/1872 at Orbisonia, PA;  h/o Lura Cairns  [MNJ 12/8/1955 & 12/9/1955]

Ordway, Charles H. -- Died, August 4th., 1882, Charles H. Ordway, aged 36 years, 2 months and 9 days.  He was born in Coshocton Co., Ohio, May 26th., 1846, and with his parents moved to Bellville in 1854, at the age of eight years.  His youth and early manhood was spent among us.  He completed his education in the Bellville High School, except a course in the Pittsburgh Commercial College.  We can therefore bear witness to his uniform consciousness and upright deportment in every relation of life.  He was married May 20th., 1872, to Miss Lavenia Good of Xenia, Ohio, by whom he had two children, a boy now 8 and a girl 6 years of age.  In Oct. 1879 they moved to Cambridge City, Ind., where his health began to fail.  He moved to Indianapolis, but failing health compelled his return to Ohio.  He was with his wife's friends at Xenia, O., tell about seven weeks ago, when his sister, Mrs. J.W. Zent, visited him and brought him home that he might enjoy a visit among his relatives and friends in Bellville.  Some 20 years ago he united with the M.E. Church and lived a devoted Christian life, till called by the Master "to come up higher".  During his long wearisome sickness he was patient, cheerful and resigned.  -- M.  --  [Bellville Star:  10 August 1882, Vol. V, No. 45]

Orem, Harry -- Relatives here have received word of the death of Harry C. Orem, which occurred last night in a hospital at New York City.  He was aged 41 years and was born in this city.  He has been in New York City for a number of years and was a travelling salesman.  He had been sick but a short time with pneumonia which was the cause of his death.  He is survived by his mother, Mr. Catherine Orem of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Ed. Crouse, city, and Mrs. Harry Van Buskirk of Cincinnati.  The body will be brought here for burial tomorrow.  The burial will be private.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  04 May 1905]

Orem, Zachariah -- Capt. Zachariah Orem died at Dayton, Wednesday at 4:30 o'clock.  The deceased was 68 years of age and entered the service of his country from the state of Pennsylvania, serving four years and being Capt. of Company C, 260th. Pennsylvania Volunteers.  He was formerly a resident of Mansfield and was well known here.  He leaves a wife and daughter, who are residents of this city;  a daughter, Mrs. Harry VanBuskirk, of Cincinnati, and a son, Harry Orem, of St. Louis.  The remains of Capt. Orem were brought here and interred in the local cemetery yesterday afternoon, McLaughlin Post, G.A.R., acting as escort.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  26 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 33]

Orewiler, Iona -- Mrs. Iona Orewiler, wife of Henry Orewiler, died Friday a.m., aged 41 years.  The funeral took place that evening at 8 o'clock at the family home on East Fourth Street, and the remains were taken to Tiro for interment.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  06 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 74]

Orock, Boliver -- d. 3/29/1870 at Mansfield;  23d;  b. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Orock, Mary J. -- d. 5/24/1869 at Mansfield;  ?y, 9m, 22d;  b. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]  *age may read 1 year, or 9 years.

Orock, Peter -- Peter Orock, 79, a well known Mansfield man died Monday at his home 43 Buckingham Street after a long illness.  Death was due to paralysis.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home in charge of the I.O.O.F. lodge of which he was a member.  Dr. S.P. Long, pastor of the First Lutheran church will conduct the service.  Mr. Orock is survived by his wife, two sons, A. Orock of this city;  William J. Orock of Zelemple, Pa., two daughters, Mrs. H.B. Cline and Mrs. Joseph Hammett of this city, one brother, John Orock, of Brockville, Canada, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth McDougle, of Lancaster, Canada.  Mr. Orock was a member of Mansfield lodge No. 19, I.O.O.F.  [Mansfield Shield:  21 January 1913]

Orr, Benjamin -- A brakeman on the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad, named Benjamin Orr was killed instantly on Saturday morning last, near Canton (OH).  The cause of the accident was the breaking of a car wheel which threw the train off the track.  Mr. Orr falling under a car, the wheel of which passed over him, and mutilating him horribly.  The deceased lived in Crestline, where he had a wife and three children.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  22 March 1862]

Orr, James -- Tuesday -- James Orr, formerly steward of the state penitentiary and for many years a traveling passenger agent of the B. & O., died yesterday at his home in Upper Sandusky. Mr. Orr was well known in this city. RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 29 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 42]

Orwiler, Catherine -- DIED, January 27, at her home on Park Avenue East, Mrs. Catherine Orwiler, aged 84 years.  Funeral January 29 at Tiro.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 February 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 38]

Orwiler, Eli -- Died, February 28th., 1874, Eli Orwiler, aged 41 years, 7 months and 19 days.  His last illness was long and severe.  At times he rallied, inspiring the hope of his recovery.  Then again, he fell back, until death ended his sufferings.  He earnestly desired the favor of God, and sincerely sought the Savior, whom he professed as the redeemer of his soul.  Calmly and believingly he made the solemn vow to be his forever.  He leaves a sadly bereaved widow, and many friends to mourn over his departure from earth.  Funeral services were held at his late residence, and his remains buried in Oakland Cemetery.  -- N.H.L.  [Shelby Independent News:  12 March 1874, Vol. 6, No. 20]

Orwiler, Nancy --- Died, Nancy Orwiler, wife of Adam Orwiler, died near Shelby, Ohio, on Saturday, May 24th., 1873, aged 71 years.  [Shelby Independent News:  29 May 1873, Vol. 5, No. 31]

Osborn, Ethel M. -- Mansfield News Journal, 07 October 1988

Osborn, R. -- Spring Mills.  Mr. R. Osborn, two and a half miles east, died on December 19th., aged about 25 years.   [Shelby Independent News:  26 December 1872, Vol. 5, No. 9]

Osbun, ---- -- Died, In Franklin on the 6th. inst., Mrs. Osbun, consort of Judge Osbun.  [Mansfield Gazette & Richland Farmer:  10 September 1828]

Osbun, Blanche Park -- 81Y;  d. 8/28/1955 at Gen. Hosp.;  b. 10/15/1873 at Mt. Victory, OH;  Former Mansfield and Richwood resident;  w/o Charles O.  [MNJ 8/29/1955] 

Osbun, Charles -- Chas. Osbun, who resides near Pavonia, was fatally stricken with paralysis Sunday morning.  He will be buried this afternoon at one o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  27 August 1885, Vol. 35, No. 41]

Osbun, Charles O. -- b. 10/21/1882 at Mt. Victory, OH;  resident of Mansfield for 15 years;  d. 12/2/1956 at Peoples' Hosp., Mansfield;  bur. Hale Cem., Hardin Co., OH  [MNJ 12/2/1956]

Osbun, Elizabeth -- Mrs. Elizabeth Osbun, widow of the late Charles Osbun, died about 7 o'clock Monday morning at her home near Pavonia.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  09 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 66]

Osbun, Elizabeth -- The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Osbun, of Pavonia, will take place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  She was 71 years of age.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  09 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 66]

Osbun, Elizabeth -- Pavonia.  Mrs. Elizabeth Osbun departed this life Aug. 8 at 11 o'clock p.m.  She had been a great sufferer for many months and, owing to a complication of diseases, the direct cause of her death was hard to determine.  Six children survive her, four sons and two daughters, Ed, Carey and Alvin, who reside here, and Harry, of Akron, and Mrs. Lynde and Mrs. Wrenn, also of Akron.  Interment occurred in Milton Cemetery at 3 o'clock Tuesday.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  12 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 67]

Osbun, Emelia -- d. 10/2/1869 at Weller Twp.;  51y, 7m;  b. England;  white;  cause:  heart disease;  res. Weller Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Osbun, Ezra -- Ezra Osbun, a well known and respected resident of Weller Township, died at his home near Pavonia in Weller Township, Tuesday night.  The deceased was about 83 years of age.  For a number of years, Mr. Osbun was a minister of the Methodist church.  He leaves a wife and a family of grown up sons and daughters.  Funeral from the late residence Friday morning at 10 o'clock.  Interment at Milton Church.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 13]

Osbun, Freeman -- VETERAN REPLIES TO LAST ROLL CALL -- Freeman Osbun, Retired Mifflin Township Farmer Dies at His Home -- Freeman Osbun, aged 80 years, veteran of the Civil war and retired farmer, died yesterday morning at 5 o'clock at his home in Mifflin township, following an illness of only five weeks.  He was born in Weller township, April 14, 1843, on a farm adjoining the one on which he passed away.  With the exception of the years he was in the southland during the Civil war, he has always resided in that community.  During the war he served with Co. D, 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having enlisted for service in August 1862.  After the conflict was over he returned to Richland county and settled down on the farm where he died.  Jan. 17, 1872 he was married to Matilda Waldo, and three children were born of the marriage, all of whom survive.  They are, Carl H. Osbun on the home farm, Mrs. Avery Hale, Mifflin township, and Park W. Osbun, Manhattan Beach, Cal.  Also one brother Lew S. Osbun, Seattle, Wash., and two grandchildren.  Mr. Osbun was a member of McLaughlin Post No. 131 G. A. R.  Funeral services will be conducted at the family home in Mifflin township Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, by Rev. H. W. Middleton.  Burial will be made in the Windsor cemetery.  Submitted by Jean.  [THE MANSFIELD NEWS, Mansfield, Ohio, Monday, December 17, 1923, Page 14, Column 2, Item 2]

Osbun, Matilda J. -- Mrs. Matilda J. Osbun, wife of Freeman Osbun, died shortly after 3 o'clock last week Tuesday afternoon, at her home in Mifflin Township.  Mrs. Osbun was in Mansfield during the day and was apparently in good health.  On her return home she stated she was very tired and lay down on a lounge to rest.  Later, it was discovered she had passed away while she was lying on the couch.  She was almost 71 years of age, and is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Avery Hale, and two sons, Carl H. Osbun, at home, and Park W. Osbun, of Manhattan Beach, Cal.  Mrs. Osbun was a former resident of Plymouth, her husband being associated with M.B. Lee in the hardware business here in the eighties.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  20 November 1915, Vol. 62, No. 52]

Osbun, Melvin H.

Osbun, Ransom J. -- d. 12/19/1872 at Franklin Twp.;  31y, 1m, 10d;  b. Weller Twp.;  Carpenter;  white;  cause = bowel inflammation;  res. Franklin Township  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Osmun, Caroline E. (Conger) -- Friday.  Died, suddenly, Monday, April 6th., at Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Caroline E. Osmun, daughter of the late Major L.B. Conger, of near Lexington, Ohio.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 April 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 48]

Osmun, Lilly M.

Ost, Emma Matilda -- Wednesday.  Emma Matilda, aged 12 years, 4 months and 2 days, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Ost, of Newman Street, died this morning at 7:30 o'clock of consumption.  The funeral will be held at the German Evangelical Church on Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Buesser officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 August 1892]

Ost, John -- The funeral of John Ost will be held at St. John's German Evangelical Lutheran church on Friday afternoon, at 2:00, Rev. Buesser officiating.  [Mansfield Herald:  16 October 1890, Vol. 40, No. 48]

Ost, John -- Wednesday.  John Ost, of 57 North Adams Street, died last night about 10 o'clock of inflammation of the bowels.  Mr. Ost was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, June 24th., 1844, consequently he was 46 years, 3 months and 10 days old at the time of his death.  He came to this country 21 years ago and lived in New York City until 1883, when he came to Mansfield and has ever since followed his trade, that of shoemaker, at 57 North Adams Street.  He leaves five children to mourn his departure.  The funeral services will be held at St. John's German Evangelical Lutheran Church, on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, Rev. Buesser officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 October 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 22]

Ost, Rosa -- Miss Rosa Ost died at the home of her uncle, George Ost, 108 Newman Street, at 3:15 o'clock Tuesday morning of consumption.  The deceased was a daughter of the late John Ost.  She was nearly 20 years of age.  She leaves three sisters and one brother, the latter residing in Denver, Col., to mourn her death.  Funeral Thursday at 1:30 o'clock from the St. John's German Evangelical church, the Rev. Buesser officiating.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 25]

Oswalt, ----- -- Epworth.  Died - Sunday, Dec. 27, infant son of David and Lavina Oswalt.  [Semi-Weekly News:  05 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 2]

Oswalt, ---- -- Olivesburg.  Professor Oswalt, Savannah Academy, died Wednesday and was interred in the Franklin Cemetery Friday.  He was a young man of ability and usefulness and in the prime of manhood.  He leaves a wife to mourn his loss.  [Semi-Weekly News:  14 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 74]

Oswalt, Andrew -- WORTHINGTON TOWNSHIP MAN DIES OF PNEUMONIA -- Andrew L. Oswalt, aged 66 years. A farmer residing southeast of Butler in Worthington township, died last night after a brief illness with pneumonia.  For many years he has been a resident of that locality and was always in great demand as a musician at social gatherings throughout the township.  He was born in Monroe township, near Lucas, and has always been a Richland County resident.  Surviving are his wife, two sons, David and George Oswalt of near Butler , and one daughter, Mrs. Carl Schroff, of this city.  No arrangements have been made for the funeral.  Submitted by Steve.  [Butler Times:  13 March 1923]

Oswalt, Anna -- Mrs. Anna Oswalt, after a lingering illness, died Wednesday night at 10 o'clock at her home on North Sugar Street.  She leaves four children.  Funeral services and interment Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, at Franklin Church and cemetery.  [Semi-Weekly News:  10 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 73]

Oswalt, Delphia M. (Wagaman) Herr -- d. 5/15/1995  [St. John's U.C.C. 1995 Annual Congregational Record, p. 14]

Oswalt, Donald P.

Oswalt, Ella -- SUCCUMBS AT 82 -- Death Takes Mrs. Ella Oswalt at General Hospital -- Mrs. Ella Oswalt, 82, of 349 West Third street, died at Mansfield General hospital Monday after an extended illness.  The daughter of Milo and Mary Fackler Starr, Mrs. Oswalt was born in Butler township July 26, 1863, and had spent all her life in Richland county. Her husband, William Oswalt, died in 1904.  She was a member of the Franklin Methodist church, Angelus chapter Order of Eastern Star at Shiloh, the WCTU and the American Legion auxiliary, Mansfield.  Surviving are four sons, Howard, with whom she made her home, Ralph K., Glenn and Chester of Weller Township; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Waldo Starr of Santa Paula, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Dora Hoerning of Butte, Mont., and several nieces and nephews.  Brief services will be held at the Finefrock funeral home Thursday at 2:30 p. m., and additional services at 3:30 p. m. at the Franklin Methodist church with Rev. Floyd Eckert officiating. Burial will be in the Franklin cemetery. Submitted by Linda & Shirley [Mansfield News Journal: Tues., 21 May 1946, p. 9]

Oswalt, James -- Epworth.  James Oswalt died at his home Thursday morning, aged nearly 75 years.  He has been in feeble health the past year and was only waiting patiently to be called to the better world where his good wife and one son were "watching and waiting" for him.  He was a good man, and this thought leaves comfort in the hearts of his children who are left behind.  His daughter from Paulding County was here to attend the funeral.  His four sons who live here and his two grandsons, from Davenport, Wash., were pallbearers.  The Rev. Johnson came home from Marietta to take charge of the funeral services, which were held at 10:30 Saturday morning.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  09 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 75]
 

Oswalt, Jennie Davidson - Mansfield.  Mrs. Jennie Davidson Oswalt of Weller Township died at the Mansfield General Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after a long illness.  She was born on March 28, 1865, in Bedford County, Pa.  Most of her life had been spent in Richland County in the vicinity of Weller Township.  Survivors are four children, Carl Oawalt, Mrs. Samuel Widders, Mrs. Claud Clingan and Mrs. Linna Hershey of Richland County; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Franklin Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.  Rev W. L. Peters will be assisted by Rev F. M. Dickey.  Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.   Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Mary Anderson.  (Ashland Times gazette: 20 March 1941). 

Oswalt, John

Oswalt, John -- Bedtick Valley.  The funeral of John Oswalt was held at the St. John's church, Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 15.  [Butler Times:  25 February 1910, Vol. XVI, No. 14]

Oswalt, Mary – DEATH CLAIMS MRS. MARY OSWALT, 82 – Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Oswalt, aged 82, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Zelna Kershner, in Perrysville, early Sunday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Perrysville Presbyterian church, with Rev. George M. Schrack, officiating. A daughter of Barnett and Eliza (Wiermah) Homer, Mrs. Oswalt was born in Holmes county on November 28, 1855. She had been a resident of Perrysville for the past twenty years. Her husband, John Oswalt, passed away in 1910. Mrs. Oswalt was a member of the Perrysville Presbyterian church. Surviving are a son, Homer, of Lucas; three daughters, Mrs. Kershner, Mrs. Harry Zody, of near Perrysville, and Mrs. Floyd grandchildren [sic] and 32 great-grandchildren. Interment was made in the St. John’s cemetery with the Byerly funeral home of Lucas in charge. [Mansfield News Journal, 21 October 1939]

Oswalt, Mildred (Wachs)

Oswalt, Mrs. John -- Epworth.  Our community was plunged into grief by the announcement of the death of Mrs. James Oswalt which occurred at her home at 7 o'clock Monday morning.  Funeral Wednesday.  Interment at Franklin.  -- [Mansfield News:  13 April 1895, Vol. XI, No. 38]

Oswalt, Oliver -- DIED -- On Nov. 1, 1869, OLIVER OSWALT, son of Jacob Oswalt, deceased, in the 20th. year of his age.  [Shelby Independent News:  11 November 1869, Vol. 2, No. 1]

Oswalt, Ralph -- Butler - Ralph Oswalt, 56, of Butler, died Sunday in Mansfield General Hospital following a long illness. He was a lifetime resident of Butler. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. George Oswalt of Butler; three brothers, Royd and Royal, both of Butler; and Dave of Mt. Vernon; and four sisters, Mrs. Beryl Hall, Mrs. Marvin Meeks, Mrs. Henry Perry Jr., all of Butler, and Mrs. Ray Wise of Loudonville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Snyder Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Sprague will officiate. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening at the funeral home. Submitted by Linda and Shirley.  [Mansfield News-Journal: 10 June 1968]

Oswalt, Ralph K. -- The name of Glen Oswalt of Mansfield, brother of Ralph K. Oswalt, was omitted from the list of survivors in an obituary notice appearing in Fridays Times Gazette. Ralph Oswalt of Chesrown Road, Weller Township RD1, Mansfield Died Thursday morning in his home. Services will be at 10:30 am Monday in Finefrock Funeral Home in Mansfield. Friends may call in the funeral home from 2-4 and7-9 pm Sunday. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Brenda. [Ashland Times Gazette, May 4, 1985]

Oswalt, Ralph K -- 94, Chesrown Road, Weller Township, RD1, Mansfield, died unexpectedly Thursday morning at his home. He was born in Weller Township Dec., 7 1891, and had been a resident of the area all of his life. He had been active in farming until his semi retirement several years ago. Mr. Oswalt was a lifelong active member of Franklin United Methodist Church, A charter member of the Farm Bureau, and a member of the Federal Land Bank and Production Credit. He is survived by seven sons, Myles of Arkansas, Lee of Chesrown Road, Trent of Ashland, Vance of Apple Creek, Dale and Earl both of Mansfield, and Wade of Van Nuys, Calif., five daughters, Mrs. Leo (Retha) Fair of Ashland, Mrs. William (Kit) Crane and Mrs. William Williams, both of Sand Diego Calif., and Mrs. Charles (Ruby) Bookwalter and Mrs. Forest (Treva) Smith both of Mansfield: 37 grandchildren, and 33 great grand children. Services will be at 10:30 am Monday in Finefrock Funeral Home in Mansfield conducted by the Rev. Neal Wilds. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Sunday. the family suggest memorial contributions may be made to the Ralph and Vonie Oswalt Trust Fund of the Franklin United Methodist Church.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Brenda.  [Ashland Times Gazette, May 3, 1985]

Oswalt, Richard L.

Oswalt, Robert Wayne

Oswalt, Roe H. -- TAKEN BY DEATH - Tappan Stove Firm Inspector Dies in Hospital at Age of 43 Years - Roe H. Oswalt, 43, of 237 West First street, died in Mansfield General hospital early today following an illness of two weeks. He was born in Weller township, July 29, 1892, but had been a resident of Mansfield for 27 years. Employed by the Tappan Stove company as chief inspector for many years, he was president of company benefit association at the time of his death. Mr. Oswalt was an active member of the Central M.E. church, having served as superintendent of the adult department of the Sunday school for a number of years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War, and was a member of the McVey post, American Legion. He also was a member of the Venus Lodge, 152, F. & A.M.; vice chancellor of Mansfield lodge, 26, Knights of Pythias, and the Mansfield aerie of Eagles. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alice Ferguson Oswalt; two daughters, Jean and Margaret; a son David, all of home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David W. Oswalt, and one brother, Edison E. Oswalt, all of Mansfield. The body was removed to the Finefrock mortuary, but will be taken to the late home Saturday evening where friends may call until noon on Monday. Services will be held at the Finefrock mortuary at 2 p.m. Monday in charge of Rev. M.E. Hunt and officers of the American Legion. Burial will be in the Franklin cemetery. (Mansfield News, April 19, 1935) Submitted by Gary.

Oswalt, Vernon W. -- Vernon W. Oswalt, 29 years old, died Saturday morning at Shelby, after an attack of influenza followed by pneumonia.  He was a son of Willard Oswalt of Perrysville (OH) and is survived by his wife and six-year-old son.  He was born and raised in this section.  The body was taken to Perrysville Sunday for interment.  [Mansfield News:  28 October 1918]

Otey, Archie Daniels -- Archie Daniels Otey, 58, 1118 Pat Lane, was dead on arrival Wednesday night at Mansfield General Hospital from an apparent heart attack......(looks to be incomplete)  Submitted by Linda and Shirley--typed by Dina--[Mansfield News Journal--pg 16--Dec. 24, 1970]

Ott, Cecelia A. -- bur. 10/30/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  4m, 1d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Ott, Florence -- DIED -- At Shelby, August 7th., FLORENCE, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred B. Ott, aged 4 months. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 16 August 1883, Vol. 33, No. 39]

Ott, Ida -- Died, at Shelby, August 28th., Ida, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Ott, aged 28 days.  [Ohio Liberal:  08 September 1881]

Ott, Maria M. -- bur. 5/17/1877 at Mansfield Cem.;  18y, 6m, 11d;  cause:  spinal disease  [Ohio Liberal:  06 June 1877]

Ott, Marie M. -- Marie M. Ott, oldest daughter of Peter Ott and wife, aged 18 years and 6 months, died last Thursday, and was buried on Saturday.  This was their crippled child who has borne her suffering patiently for a long time.  None knew her but to love her.  Her funeral was attended by a large number of sympathizing friends.  This is the second time within a few months that the messenger of death has visited this grief stricken family.   [Ohio Liberal:  23 May 1877]

Ott, Siegfried

Ottinger, Joseph -- Joseph Ottinger died early Friday morning at the residence of his son, S.F. Ottinger, on Park Ave. East. He was born Jan. 27, 1819 in Bedford county, Pa., and came to Ohio in 1824. Three children survive him, Mrs. Ottinger having died Oct. 14, 1886. Rev. D.J. Meese will officiate at the funeral, which is to take place at Independence at 2 p.m. today.  [Mansfield Herald:  18 July 1889, Vol. 39, No. 25]

Ottinger, Josiah -- Lucas.  Eli Pitts and wife were called to Mansfield Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. P's. father, Josiah Ottinger.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 July 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 9]

Ottinger, Josiah -- IN MEMORIAM -- Died, of paralysis, at the residence of his son, in Mansfield, Ohio, July 12th., 1889, Josiah Ottinger, aged 70 years, 5 months and 18 days.  Josiah Ottinger was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, January 24th., 1819.  He emigrated with his parents to Stark County, Ohio, about the year 1824, where he was reared and was married to Eliza Garrett, on the 3rd. day of March 1844.  Of this union five children were born to them, viz.:  Rebecca, who died in infancy;  Samuel F. Ottinger, ex-County Clerk of Richland County, Ohio;  George W., who died April 20th., 1868;  Mrs. Alice Pitts, of Lucas, Ohio, and James M. Ottinger, now a deputy clerk in the Probate Court of this county.  About the year 1860 he removed with his family from Stark to Richland County and located in Worthington Township, where he lived until the 9th. of May, 1889, when he went to live with his son, Samuel F., at Mansfield, Ohio, where he resided at the time of his death.  On the 14th. day of October, 1886, the wife of his youth was suddenly called to the spirit world, thus leaving him alone, his three surviving children having left home and engaged in affairs of their own.  He prevailed on his son, James M., to remove to the old homestead October 18th., 1886.  He remained at his own home with his son, James M., until April 30th., 1889, when the son removed to the city of Mansfield.  In the evening of the last named date he was seized with a violent attack of paralysis, which totally disabled his left side and rendered him helpless.  On the 9th. day of May, 1889, he was removed to the residence of his son, Samuel F. Ottinger, as before stated, where all the care, attention and comfort possible and medical attendance was rendered him until death ended his sufferings and God called him to that "better world" -- where trials, difficulties, sorrow and sufferings are not known.  He was by trade a cooper, but in recent years had practically abandoned his trade for the more healthful occupation of farming.  He leaves three children, one brother and one sister, and a host of friends and neighbors to mourn his loss.  Mr. Ottinger was a loving husband, a kind father and an exemplary man in all the walks of his life.  He possessed the characteristics of honesty, sobriety, morality and piety and practiced the same in his every day life.  About thirty-five years ago he united with the Methodist Episcopal church and was for a number of years an active member, but in the later years of life, no church of his chosen faith being within quite a distance from his home, he was unable to attend regular services, but did attend the services and worship of churches of other denominations accessible to him, chiefly the German Baptist churches located at North Liberty and Ankenytown.  Never, since his connection with the Methodist Episcopal church, did he ever waver from his faith in God, the Father and Jesus Christ the son and Savior of the world.  On the morning of July 13th., 1889, in obedience to his request in his lifetime and by the assistance of kind friends and neighbors we left his late residence at Mansfield and took the journey overland to the village of Independence, a distance of 14 miles, and after appropriate services at the Evangelical church of that village by the Rev. D.J. Meese, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, of Mansfield, O., who was kindly and ably assisted by the choir of the Evangelical church, and with the assistance of his former kind and sympathetic friends and neighbors, we laid his mortal remains in the beautiful little city of the dead overlooking the village, beside the grave of his wife, who had traveled the journey of life with him for 42 years and whom he had loved so well, and also beside the son, who in his youth had preceded his good father and mother to the great beyond, more than 20 years ago.  There in that peaceful spot lies the remains of our dear father, while his spirit has returned to the God who gave it.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 July 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 9]

Ottinger, Mrs. Josiah -- Independence.  Mrs. Josiah Ottinger, mother of S.F. Ottinger, our County Clerk, died at 4 o'clock of last Thursday of strangulated hernia.  She had only been sick since the Sunday before.  Her funeral took place at 11 o'clock from the residence south of town, on Saturday, and was preached by Rev. Henry Keller, of Knox County.  Her age was 59 years, 10 months and 10 days.  Three children and her husband survive her and mourn her loss.  May she rest in peace.  --  [Bellville Star:  21 October 1886, Vol. 10, No. 4]

Otto, Carl L. -- Carl L. Otto, 80, a former resident of Mansfield, died Wednesday at his home 1425 East Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, Mich., following a brief illness.  Surviving are one son, Carl L. Otto Jr., of New York City; one sister, Miss Helen Otto of Battle Creek, and a number of cousins in Mansfield.  Graveside services will be held in the Mansfield Cemetery at 3 p.m. Monday, in charge of the Rev. James C. Mead, pastor of the First Congregational Church.  Arrangements are in charge of the Wappner Funeral Directors.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley [Thursday 28 April 1960 p.3 Mansfield News Journal]

Otto, Caroline – Mansfield.  Caroline [Otto], aged 85, widow of Franz Otto died March 3 at her home, [illegible] avenue. Private funeral services Monday at 3 p. m. at her late home. Herbert A. Bosch, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in charge. Burial in Mansfield cemetery. Friends may call at the home until Monday noon. Submitted by Jim B. [Mansfield News, Sunday, March 4, 1928, p. 8.]  [Transcriber’s note: There is another, more detailed obituary for Mrs Otto on the same page, but my copy is cut down the length of that column]

Ousley, Claude – Elder Claude Ousley, 85, of 22 Maple Ave. died Monday at Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard after a long illness. He was born Feb. 13, 1909, in Floyd County, Ky., to William H. and Sally Ousley and lived in the Shelby area since 1951. Mr. Ousley was a member and elder of Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church in Plymouth. He retired from the Newark Air Force Base in Newark, Ohio. He is survived by two daughters, Eva Jean Coburn and Orena Williams, both of Shelby; two grandsons, Vaughn Coburn of Mansfield and Michael Williams of Shelby; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Ousley of Grass Lake, Mich., and Roe Ousley of Martin, Ky.; and two sisters, Anna Reed of Plymouth and Susie Wright of Martin, Ky. [Mansfield News Journal, 19 April 1994]

Overdear, M. -- Shelby.  M. Overdear, an aged resident of the county infirmary, died Monday and was buried Tuesday, south of Shelby, by the Sutter Furniture Company, of this city.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  16 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 77]

Overholt, Emma -- The funeral of Mrs. Emma Overholt, who died Sunday afternoon of pulmonary consumption, took place Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from her late residence, No. 118 East Third Street, Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, officiating.  [Mansfield Herald:  22 April 1886]

Overholt, Emma -- bur. 4/1886 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  40y, 2m, 25d  [Mansfield Herald:  15 July 1886]

Overly, Earl

Overly, James

Owens, ---- -- Adario.  The little son of Mr. & Mrs. J. Owens, died Monday evening with spasms and was buried Tuesday.  Services conducted by the Rev. Mr. Patterson.  [Mansfield News: 06 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 82]

Owens, ---- -- ADARIO -- The 2-weeks-old daughter of Frank Owens and wife died Saturday afternoon and was interred in the cemetery at Shenandoah Sunday afternoon. Rev. F. Morris officiating. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 18 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 49]

Owens, Lovie D. -- 55Y;  d. 10/30/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 10/2/1900 at Nashville, TN;  bur. at Indiana  [MNJ 10/31/1955]

Owens, Mrs. James (nee Kirk) -- Lafayette.  Mrs. James Owens, nee Miss Kirk, of Iowa, died very suddenly about two weeks ago and for some reason her relatives here did not receive word until last week.  It was a complete surprise to them, not knowing that she was sick.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 3]

Owings, Susan -- Mrs. Susan Owings, wife of Wm. Owings of Shelby, died Monday week from a stroke of paralysis.  The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon.  [Mansfield Herald:  18 March 1886]

Owings, Thomas -- Mrs. Verda Owings of E. Third Street has returned home after spending ten weeks at E. Liverpool at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Will Kinkade where her mother-in-law, Mrs. Thomas Owings, has been ill for about a year, having had a stroke of paralysis.  Thomas Owings passed away Dec. 24 at the age of 82 years.  About 23 years ago they moved to Mansfield and lived here for a number of years.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  13 February 1909]

Oyler, ---- -- Died.  The six-months-old child of Mr. & Mrs. R.B. Oyler, of Maude Avenue, died Tuesday evening about 10 o'clock.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 p.m.  [Mansfield News:  02 August 1899]

Oyster, Daniel -- Civil War veteran;  bur. Pleasant Grove Evangelical Cem.  [WPA Cemetery Records]

Oyster, Dore -- 73Y:  d. 8/31/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 12/17/1881 near Bellville;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ 9/1/1955]

Oyster, Ida G. -- d. 12/8/1871 at Jefferson Twp.;  9y, 7m, 8d;  single;  d/o Daniel & Ann A. (Jackson) Oyster;  white;  cause - heart disease;  res.  Jefferson Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Oyster, John -- Bellville.  John Oyster died at his late home in this township on Saturday last, after a short sickness.  He was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, Dec. 24, 1817.  At the time of his death he was aged 67 years. 2 months and 4 days.  Coming to this vicinity when quite a boy, he shared in the hard work of cleaning up the land and continued to work until a few weeks before his death.  To him and his wife were born eleven children.  His widow, one son and four daughters survive him.  The children were all at the funeral which took place Monday 2nd. inst. at the Presbyterian Church.  Two of the daughters came from their homes in Mich.  Mr. Oyster was, for a number of years, a member of the U.B. church, but his last church membership was in the Evan. church.  His widow has been very sick, and not being able to attend the funeral service, brief exercises were held at her home by Rev. Anderson and Rev. Shrader.  Many were present at the home and at the church to show their respect for an old citizen, and to express their sympathy for the bereaved widow and children.  --  [Bellville Star:  05 March 1885, Vol. 8, No. 23]

Oyster, Stephen A. - [source paper unknown]

Ozier, David -- Bellville.  David Ozier, the well-known Shiloh banker, died Friday, aged 69 years.  Deceased was a brother of Nelson Ozier, postmaster at Mansfield.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  10 January 1902, Vol. X, No. 2]

Ozier, Fred S. -- Fred S. Ozier , ex resident of Mansfield , dies in West -- Fred S. Ozier, 82, of Akron, member of a pioneer Richland County family and widely known in hotel interests who left Mansfield 30 years ago, died Sunday in Los Angeles where he had been spending the winter. The body will be sent here to the Jones Memorial where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon. Detailed arrangements are incomplete. Mr. was there was born in Shiloh , and spent his entire boyhood in this vicinity, excepting five years during which the entire family lived in California . He operated a chain of cigar stores connected with hotels, and was an active worker in Republican political circles. He operated a cigar store at the old Vonhof hotel here. Charles E. Ozier, his cousin operated the hotel. His father, Nelson Ozier, was a former postmaster in Mansfield . He moved to Akron in 1910 where he operated the Howe Hotel until 1931. He was also interested in the real-estate business. He is survived by his wife, Hattie, in Los Angeles ; two sons Robert and Stanley of Akron; and one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Wheeler of Palo Alto , Calif. . Mr. Ozier was an uncle by marriage of Harry D. Lowrey, 125 Parkwood Boulevard , Mansfield . Submitted by Ann. [no source cited]

Ozier, Fred S. -- Funeral for Fred Ozier to be held here Saturday -- Funeral services for Fred S. Ozier, 82, who died Sunday in California , where he was spending the winter, will be held in Mansfield Saturday at the Johnson Memorial home at 3:30 p.m. Reverend Peter Young of First Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. The body will be returned to Akron , and brought to Mansfield Saturday morning. Ozier had been known in hotel interests throughout the vicinity. He operated the cigar store in the old Vonhof hotel, owned by his cousin Charles A. Ozier. He moved to Akron 30 years ago where he operated the Howe hotel. He had many other property holdings there. Submitted by Ann. [Jan 19, 1941]

Ozier, Hannah -- Tuesday.  Postmaster N. Ozier and wife go to Shiloh tonight to attend the funeral of Miss Hannah Ozier, at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  Miss Ozier died Sunday night, aged 64.  She was the only sister of the postmaster.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 January 1892]



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