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St. John, ---- -- d. 11/28/1871 at Cass Twp;  no age listed;  b. Ohio;  white;  no cause of death listed;  res. Cass Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

St. John, Alice A.  -- Mrs. Alice A. St. John, widow of the late J.A. St. John, known as Prof. Leon, the professional tight rope walker, and veteran showman, died at her home, 146 North Mulberry Street, Mansfield, shortly before 10 o'clock Monday morning.  She had been ill for more than three weeks suffering from bronchial pneumonia.  [Plymouth Advertiser: 14 February 1914, Vol. 61, No. 13]

St. John, Lee -- SHELBY -- Lee St. John, while leaning out the upstairs window at his home on Second Street, lost his balance and fell out, breaking his neck. He lived but a few moments after the accident happened.  [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 25 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 50]

St. John, Thursy -- DIED -- On Friday, February 5, 1869, at the residence of John Kingsborough, THURSY ST. JOHN, aged about 8 years.  [Shelby Independent News:  11 February 1869, Vol. 1, No. 14]

Staats, Elsie M. -- 55Y;  d. 3/24/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 11/6/1898 at Coshocton Co., OH;  d/o James & Esta (Patterson) Zents  [MNJ 3/25/1954]

Stack, Samuel

Stacker, Casper -- Casper Stacker, aged about 67 years, died at his home, 267 East Third Street, at an early hour this morning.  Mr. Stacker had only been ill a few days.  Funeral Saturday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  24 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 77]

Stafford, Charlotte E. -- d. 3/20/1868 at Richland Co.;  8m, 14d;  b. Rockland Co., Va.;  white;  cause:  illegible;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stafford, John S. -- d. 4/4/1868 at Richland Co.;  16y, 5m, 12d;  b. Richland Co.;  white:  cause:  illegible;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stafford, Mary M. -- Bellville.  Mrs. William Stafford died at her home east of town Sunday night, Feb. 13, aged about 70 years.  Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday forenoon.  Interment in Four Corner's Cemetery.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  22 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 15]

Stager, Martha -- Mrs. Martha Stager, aged 51, widow of the late Jacob Stager, died at her home, 71 Hedges Street at 10 a.m. today.  Mrs. Stager leaves two daughters and one son.  Funeral services conducted by the rev. Dr. F.A. Gould, Friday, at 2 p.m.  [Mansfield News: 05 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 81]

Stahl, Anna (Aungst) -- Death claimed Mrs. Anna Stahl, the young wife of Curtis Stahl last night at her home in Bellville.  The deceased leaves an infant, a few weeks old, and her death came as a shock to many friends.  She was the daughter of Washington Aungst who resides near Bellville.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  10 February 1909]

Stahl, Fred -- Friday.  Fred Stahl, the mail agent, an account of whose injuries on the railroad appeared in the SHIELD about a week ago, has died from the effects of being run over.  His funeral took place at Ft. Wayne today.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 November 1891]

Stahl, Herman J. -- b. 10/12/1900;  d. 10/18/1952;  Mason;  bur.  Bellville Cem.  [source:  Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Stahl, Kathryn Krabill -- d. 11/1/1955 at home. Toledo;  Mansfield resident for many years;  w/o Winfield  [MNJ 11/5/1955]

Stahl, Mrs. George

Stahl, Simon -- Butler.  Simon Stahl died Wednesday morning about 3 o'clock, after a short illness with dropsy, aged 68 years.  The funeral took place Thursday afternoon at the Four Corners church with the Rev. William Morgan officiating.  Deceased leaves a wife and five children.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 17]

Stahl, Simon -- Bellville.  Simon Stahl, of near Butler, died Wednesday morning of dropsy and la grippe and was buried Thursday afternoon at Four Corners church.  The Rev. W.S. Morgan, of the senior class, conducted the funeral services.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 18]

Stahlheber Children -- Four children of Tobias Stahlheber, of Mansfield, died within two weeks, of diphtheria.  [Bellville Star:  15 May 1884, Vol. 7, No. 33]

Stahlheber, George - LIVED IN CITY FOR 55 YEARS - George Stahlheber, 74, Dies at Home; Funeral to Be Held Saturday - George Stahlheber, 74, of 62 South Foster street, died at this home early today. Born in Nieformheim-Rhenish-Palationati, Bavaria, Germany, June 8, 1861, he came to Mansfield in 1861. Mr. Stahlheber was an employee of the S.N. Ford Company for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Richland lodge, 161, I. O. O. F. for 50 years; Mohican encampment, 13, and St. John's Evangelical church. In 1882, he was married to Margaret Vetter, who preceded him in death, in addition to a son, George H., and a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Brubach. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Boylan and Mrs. George Arnold of Mansfield, and Mrs. Stanley Knapp at home; two sons, Walter and Fred, sho is Madison township clerk; a brother, VAlentine, and a sister, Mrs. Karl Gertel of Germany. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3:30 p. m. at the Wappner funeral home by Rev. Paul Saleste and officers of the I. O. O. F. lodge. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. The body will remain at the home until Saturday noon. Submitted by Suzie. [The Mansfield News-Journal: 13 February 1936, p. 8]

Staley, Elizabeth

Staley, George -- Butler.  George Staley, of Perrysville, died Tuesday night, aged 75 years.  Deceased was formerly a resident of this locality.  Funeral took place Thursday.  Interment in Butler Cemetery.  [Butler Enterprise:  08 June 1906]

Staley, Mrs. John -- Butler.  The funeral of Mrs. John Staley, of Levering, took place Friday at 1 p.m. from the M.E. church, Rev. E.B. Shumaker officiating.  Deceased was aged about 33 ears, and leaves a husband and five children, three sons and two daughters.  [Butler Enterprise:  05 December 1902, Vol. XIV, No. 48]

Staley, Mrs. John -- Bangor.  Mrs. John Staley died Nov. 26, after a long illness of typhoid fever.  The funeral took place Friday.  The remains were laid to rest in the Butler cemetery.  The three children of Mr. Staley who are down with the fever are getting along as well as could be expected.    [Butler Enterprise:  05 December 1902, Vol. XIV, No. 48]

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

Staman, Frank K. -- Frank K. Staman, son of Mr. & Mrs. J.K. Staman, of near Mifflin, died Sunday night about 11 o'clock at the home of Mr. & Mrs. M.A. DePue, corner of Third and Diamond Streets.  Mr. Staman has been in ill health for some time and last year spent the winter in California in the hope that he might be restored to health, but found no benefit there.  For several weeks he has been taking treatment here.  The cause of his death was consumption.  He was 22 years of age and unmarried.  He was an ambitious student and studied at Ashland college and the University of Wooster until by reason of failing health, he was forced to give up his studies.  The remains were taken today to his home, north of Mifflin.  Funeral services at 1 o'clock Tuesday at Mifflin.  [Mansfield News:  06 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 52]

Staman, Frank K. -- The funeral services of Frank Staman, of whose death here an account was given in Monday's News, will be held Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. J.K. Staman, north of Mifflin.  Interment will be made at Ashland.  [Mansfield News:  07 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 57]

Stamen, Benjamin -- Benjamin Stamen, on of the pioneers of this section of Ohio, died at his home at Mifflin, on Sunday, aged 75 years, 10 months and 17 days.  The funeral takes place from the residence of his son J.K. Stamen at Mifflin at 10 o'clock a.m. Tuesday.  [Mansfield Herald:  22 October 1885, Vol. 35, No. 49]

Stambaugh, Michael -- bur. 7/14/1877 at Mansfield Cem., old age;  68y  [Ohio Liberal:  08 August 1877]

Stamper, Bertha Fultz - Mansfield - Bertha Fultz Stamper, 72, of 382 Pomerene Road, wife of Elwood Stamper, died Tuesday afternoon in Peoples Hospital after an extended illness. She was born April 13, 1910, in Lewis County, Ky., and had lived here since 1941. Mrs. Stamper was a former employee of the Mansfield Tire & Rubber Co. and attended the Church of God. Surviving besides her husband are one daughter; Mrs. J. W. "Virgie" Kitch of Mansfield; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three half brothers, Coy Fultz of Mansfield, Frank Fultz of Carter County, Ky., and Edward Fultz Jr. of Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Opal Knipp of Mansfield; and four Half sisters, Mrs. Irene Stamper of Mansfield, Mrs. Zola Riley of Kentucky, Mrs. Lucille Stamper of Ohio and Mrs. Wilma Walton of Whittier Calif. One granddaughter preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by her pastors, the Rev. Vernon Oakley and the Rev. Allen Stamper. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Bev Craig. (21 April 1982, Mansfield News Journal, Pg. 9A)

Stamper, Myrtie Lee -- 74Y;  d. 7/31/1965 at Shelby Mem. Hosp.;  b. Wyett, KY;  bur. Wyett Cem.  [MNJ 7/31/1965]

Stander, David -- d. 12/12/1868 at Mansfield;  65y;  d. Pennsylvania;  trader;  white;  cause:  apoplexy;  res. Dayton, Ohio  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stanko, Juanita M. – Mansfield.  Former Mansfield resident Juanita M. Stanko, 42, of 3475 Napanee Drive, Beaver Creek, died Friday after a long illness.  She was born Aug 7, 1951, in Mansfield and was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School and a former Tappan employee.       She is survived by her husband Timothy Stanko, two sons Matthew and Peter Stanko and a daughter, Samantha Stanko, all at home; her mother, Bernadean Stupanski Dillon of Mansfield; five brothers, Ray Dillon of Cape Coral, Fla., and Bernard, Gerald, Terry and James Dillon, all of Mansfield; and a sister, Carol Traczyk of Cleveland.  She was preceded in death by her father, Jerome Dillon.  There will be no calling hours.  A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton Hospice, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, 45420.  Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  Typed by Sherry.  [Mansfield News Journal:  4 November 1993, p 7C]

Stanley, Mrs. J.B. -- Mrs. J.B. Stanley died Thursday about noon at her home on Wood Street of consumption.  She was about 30 years of age and leaves a husband and three children.  She had resided in this city about eight months.  The funeral services took place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  29 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 98]

Stanley, Olin C. -- 72Y;  d. 8/13/1954 at home, Mansfield;  b. 10/17/1881 at North Robinson, OH;  h/o Pearl Webber; bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  14 August 1954]

Stansberry, William -- bur. 10/28/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  41y   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Stansbury, Margaret -- Mrs. Margaret Stansbury died at the residence of her grandson, John Rickets, Jr., 68 West Fourth street, Sunday evening at 8:00, at the age of 90 years.  She was, perhaps, the oldest resident of this city.  The funeral will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  19 December 1889, Vol. 40, No. 5]

Stanslowski, Mrs. Frederick -- Monday.  Mrs. Frederick Stanslowski died at her home on Wayne Street Saturday morning from cancer of the stomach.  The deceased was 59 years of age and leaves a husband, two daughters and one son.  The funeral was held at 3 o'clock this afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 September 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 16]

Stanton, ---- -- BUTLER -- The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Stanton died last week of lung trouble. – [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  08 March 1894, Vol. 6, No. 43]

Stanton, ---- -- BUTLER -- The 5-months-old child of Marshall Stanton and wife died last Saturday at Fredericktown, was brought here Saturday evening and was buried Sunday at 2 p.m. Services in the Evangelical Church by Rev. Fitterer. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 29 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 42]

Stanton, John G.

Stanton, John G. -- Butler, Aug. 10 -- John G. Stanton, an old and highly respected citizen of this place, who at the time of his death was mayor of the town, and had been a member of the I.O.O.F. for the past forty years, died yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock, at the advanced age of 77 years, of heart trouble.  The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and all friends and neighboring lodges are invited.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 14]
 

Stanton, John W.--Mansfield.  John W. Stanton, 31, of 144 Carpenter Rd., a partner in Stanton Insurance Agency, died Sunday morning at General Hospital after a short illness.  Mr. Stanton had entered the hospital Thursday, march 13, for an emergency appendectomy.  However, he failed to show signs of recovery from the operation and he underwent additional surgery last Tuesday when it was determined that a bowel obstruction had developed.  His condition remained critical until his death Sunday morning.  CAME IN 1930.  Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., he came to Mansfield in 1930 and was graduated from Senior High School in 1945.  He then enrolled at Northwestern University from which he was graduated.  During the war he served as a pharmacists' mate in the United States navy.  Mr. Stanton was western district sales representative fro Mansfield Tire and Rubber co., in Denver, Colo., until last year when he returned to Mansfield to join his father and tow brothers in the Stanton Agency.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mansfield Junior Chamber of Commerce, Elks Lodge, McVey Post 16, American Legion, and the YMCA.  Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Stanton, with whom he lived; two brothers, Ralph C. Jr., and David R. Stanton, and one sister Mrs. Lowell McCracken, all of Mansfield.  Funeral services will be conducted at the J.H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home Wednesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Charles N. Geisler, minister of Christian Education of First Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. Samuel U.J. Peard, rector of Grace Episcopal Church.  Interment will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Submitted by anonymous (Mansfield News Journal 24 March 1958.)

Stanton, Mrs. Bert  -- Bellville.  Our quiet village was shocked Thursday morning by the sudden death of Mrs. Bert Stanton, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C.A. Ingham.  She was taken suddenly ill and died within a few minutes afterward, aged nearly 22 years.  She was the only child of Mr. & Mrs. Ingham and was married to Bert Stanton about a year ago.  She leaves a father, mother, husband and little child two weeks old, with whom the entire community sympathizes in their sad bereavement.  The remains were taken on No. 16 Friday evening to Reading, Pa., for burial, this being the home of Mr. Ingham's parents.  --  [(Mansfield) Semi-Weekly News:  04 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 1]

Stanton, Mrs. J.G. -- BUTLER -- Mrs. J.G. Stanton died Sunday evening and was buried Tuesday forenoon.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Deeds of Bellville.  Interment in the Butler Cemetery.  Mrs. Stanton was nearly 70 ears old and was a highly respected lady.  --  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  10 May 1894, Vol. 6, No. 52]

Staples, Mabel -- Mrs. Mabel Staples, 72, of 266 Harding Rd., wife of Stewart L. Staples, died Saturday evening in the Mansfield Memorial Homes.  She was born Dec. 13, 1898 in Uniontown, Pa., and had lived here since 1906.  Surviving besides her husband are a number of nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Robert A. Baker, pastor of the First United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Rochester Cemetery, Lorain County.  Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.  [Mansfield News Journal:  07 June 1971]

Stark, C.M.L. -- Tuesday.  C.M.L. Stark, well known in this city, died Sunday at her home in Seville, Medina County.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 2]

Stark, James N. -- The funeral services of James N. Stark will take place at his late residence No. 47 Douglas Avenue, Tuesday, afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Friends invited.  [Mansfield News:  06 May 1899]

Stark, Marrian Neville -- 47Y;  d. 1/24/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. Columbus, OH;  d/o C.L.M. & Emilie (Neville) Stark;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 1/24/1955]

Stark, Mrs. H.P. -- Mrs. Adam Haag received a dispatch Thursday from Cleveland announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. H.P. Stark, at that place, Wednesday.  Mrs. Stark was 47 years of age.  She was formerly a resident of this city and is well known here.  The remains will arrive here at 11 o'clock this morning on the P.F. and will be taken to the residence of Adam Haag on West Third Street.  [Semi-Weekly News:  07 May 1897, Vol. 13, No. 37]

Starke, Walter -- 74Y;  Native of Williamson, GA; died at Mansfield 4/14/1958;  Burial at Williamson, GA.  [MNJ 4/15/1958]

Starkey, Hannah -- A message was received Tuesday by Jacob Farst, stating that his only sister, Mrs. Hannah Starkey, of Van Wert, had died at 5:30 a.m.  The funeral took place Wednesday.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  15 September 1905, Vol. 17, No. 32]

Starr, ---- -- DIED -- At Shenandoah, Aug. 19, ------ Starr, son of Mr. Gratten Starr, aged 1 year and 4 months. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 30 August 1883, Vol. 33, No. 41]

Starr, Christian -- d. 11/30/1867 at Jackson Twp.;  57y;  b. Philadelphia [??];  white;  cause:  typhoid fever;  res. Jackson Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Starr, Elizabeth

Starr, John -- d. 2/17/1868 at New Haven, Huron Co., Ohio;  30y, 11m,;  b. Huron Co., Ohio;  laborer;  white;  cause:  heart disease;  res. Huron Co., Ohio  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Starr, Noble -- Noble Starr, who resided two miles north of Shenandoah, died Friday morning.  He was 60 years of age.  A post-mortem examination disclosed the fact that the cause of his death was cancer of the stomach.  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 94]

Starrett, Olin -- Mifflin.  On last Saturday morning Olin Starrett, aged about 14 years, died at the home of his parents of typhoid fever.  The funeral services were held at the U.B. church on last Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. D. Kohst.  Interment in the Mifflin Cemetery.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 19]

Starry, ---- -- bur. 10/6/1879 at Mansfield Cem., cause = spasms;  2d (infant)  [Richland Shield & Banner: 10 January 1880]

Starry, Anna V. -- bur. 9/1888 at Mansfield Cem., inflammation of brain, 35y, 3m, 18d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Starry, David -- We are called upon to announce the very sudden death of our fellow townsman, Mr. David Starry.  Mr. Starry, we learn, had complained more or less, for the past six months of feeling unwell, and during the early spring was unable to attend to his business.  He had, however, been feeling better for a week or two previous to his death, which occurred Sunday, May 10th., 1868.  After eating a heartier dinner than usual, Mr. S., remarked to some member of the family, that he believed he would go up stairs and lie down, as he did not feel well.  Some minutes after he had gone, he was heard to fall heavily upon the floor.  At her mother's bidding, the eldest daughter ran immediately to see what had happened, and found her father laying as he had fallen -- senseless and dying.  The alarm was immediately given, and by the time Dr. McMillen could be summoned, he was dead -- apoplexy having added another victim to its' list.  Deceased leaves a wife and five children to mourn the sudden death of a kind husband and father.  [Shelby Chronicle:  28 May 1868, Vol. 2, No. 10]

Startzman, Susan -- bur. 11/7/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  77y;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Statler, ---- -- Butler.  Harvey Statler's infant child was buried Friday.  --  [Worthington Enterprise:  30 October 1890, Vol. II, No. 48]

Statler, Elizabeth -- Mrs. Elizabeth Statler died Dec. 2nd, was buried Dec. 4th, at what is known as Pine Run Church near her old home. Mrs. Statler was born in the year 1800 and was one of the first settlers in Worthington Twp. She raised a large family of boys and girls.  Most all of them are living and in good circumstances. Funeral conducted by Rev. Maliott.  Submitted by Carrol Ann.  [Bellville Star:  18 December 1884]

Statler, Elizabeth -- Independence.  Mrs. Elizabeth Statler died Dec. 2nd., was buried Dec. 4th., at what is known as Pine Run church near her old home, Mrs. Statler was born in the year 1800, and was one of the first settlers in Worthington Township.  She raised a large family of boys and girls.  Most all of them are living and in good circumstances.  Funeral conducted by Rev. Mallott.  --  [Bellville Star:  11 December 1884, Vol. 8, No. 11]

Statler, Frederick O. -- b. 2/7/1891;  d. 6/25/1959;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [memorial card on file at the Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Statler, Henry -- The funeral of the late Henry Statler took place from his residence at 10 o'clock Saturday, and was as large, if not one of the largest funerals that ever occurred in this vicinity, The remains were taken to the Brethren Church, North Liberty, where funeral service was conducted by Rev.A.A. Coberm of Glenford, Perry County and from there the last resting place in the cemetery of that church. Rev. Cober preached a very able funeral service. In the death of Mr. Statler this community sustains a great loss, as he was not only a noble citizen and neighbor, but also a very useful and valuable man.  Submitted by Carrol Ann.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 September 1886]

Statler, Osa -- Butler -- Osa, wife of Robert Statler, died Monday morning at 2 o'clock, aged 25 years, 10 months and 22 days. Funeral Tuesday at 1 p.m. Services by Rev. S.B. Grissa at North Liberty. She leaves a husband, one son 6 years old, and one daughter 4 years old and many friends.  -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 November 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 28]

Statler, Mrs. Robert -- Robert Statler's wife died Sunday night of typhoid fever. She had been sick for some time. The interment was made in the cemetery in North Liberty. She leaves a husband and two little children to mourn their loss.  Submitted by Carrol Ann.  [Butler Enterprise:  19 November 1896]

Statler, Samuel -- Samuel Statler, aged 72 died Friday after a protracted spell of illness. He was buried at Sand Ridge Sunday.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 February 1893]

Statler, Verna Edith -- b. 3/10/1875;  d. 3/1/1959;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [source:  Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Stattler, Henry -- Independence.  Henry Stattler died about half past nine o'clock last Thursday morning and was buried at the North Liberty cemetery on Saturday.  The funeral was one of the largest witnessed in this neighborhood for years.  Rev. A.A. Cober, of Glenford, Perry County, conducted the funeral services.  In the death of Mr. Stattler this community sustains a great loss.  --  [Bellville Star:  23 September 1886, Vol. 9, No. 52]

Staufer, John -- John Staufer, 60, of 30 Daisy Street, died in General Hospital yesterday after a lingering illness.  He was born in Ashland County, May 26, 1879 and came to this city 35 years ago.  A brother, Ed, of Ashland, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Chapman of Ashland and Miss Emma Staufer of Loudonville, survive.  Funeral services will be held at the Chestnut Grove Brethren church at 2:30 p.m. Monday with Rev. Donner officiating.  Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery.  The body will be at the Geiger funeral home until the time of services.  [Mansfield News Journal:  02 September 1939, p. 2]

Stauffer, ---- -- DIED, At her home, 335 East Second Street, Thursday evening, April 11, Miss Stauffer, aged 19 years.  Funeral services at 2 p.m., April 13.  -- [Mansfield News:  12 April 1895, Vol. XI, No. 37]

Stauffer, Harriet Alma

Stauffer, Louis

Staunton, Emma Beatrice (Cunningham) -- 56Y;  d. 3/3/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  mem. DAR;  d/o Emma Cunningham;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ 3/4/1954]

Stavenick, Stephen -- Wednesday.  Stephen Stavenick, aged 61 years, died at his residence, corner Marion avenue and Wood street, of a complication of diseases, yesterday.  Funeral from the residence at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 April 1892]

Stawenik, Emma -- Saturday.  Miss Emma Stawenik died at her father's home on East Fourth Street last evening, aged about 18 years.  The cause of her death was consumption.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 19] 

Stealts, Abraham -- Abraham Stealts was buried in the Bellville cemetery last Sunday.  His funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Anderson.  Mr. Stelts [sic.] was born in Maryland and his father moved to this country about the year 1813 and settled west of town.  He married a sister of Wm. Weaver and had eleven children, six sons and five daughters, all of whom are living except two daughters who died after marriage.  Mr. Stealts was one of the toughest and most robust men, and died a heap of hard, pioneer labor, but on account of using liquor too freely he accumulated only a little property.  His wife died ten years ago at the ripe age of seventy-two years.  No record of Mr. Stealts' birth was kept and his age is not known, but is thought to be 87 years.  [Richland Star:  24 October 1878, Vol. 2, No. 4]

Stealts, Samuel -- DIED -- Near Lexington, Richland Co., Ohio, November 1st., 1872, SAMUEL STEALTS, son of George Stealts, aged 9 months.  – [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  15 November 1872, Vol. 1, No. 38]

Steby, Stephen -- Thursday.  Stephen Steby died at his home in Perry Township last night.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 52]

Steger, Jacob

Steel, Albert -- Albert Steel died at his home on South Main Street, Monday evening, at 6:30 o'clock.  He was 28 years of age.  [Semi-Weekly News:  22 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 7]

Steel, Alexander -- Died, Saturday Jan. 30th., Alexander Steel, in the 65th. year of his age.  The funeral took place from his late residence 2 miles west of Bellville on Monday, Feb. 1st. at 10 o'clock a.m. conducted by his pastor, Rev. J.F. Sponseller.  Remarks were also made by Rev. G.M. Heindel, of Wooster.  --  [Bellville Star:  04 February 1886, Vol. 9, No. 19]  In our last issue the funeral notice of A. Steel should have read that the services were conducted by Rev. G.M. Heindel assisted by Rev. J.F. Sponseller.  --  [Bellville Star:  11 February 1886, Vol. 9, No. 20]

Steel, Alexander -- Alexander Steel was born Nov. 20th., 1821, in Perry Township, Richland County, Ohio, and died January 30th., 1886.  He was married in 1844 to Miss Sarah Shafer, a daughter of Adam Shaffer whose farm adjoined the one on which Mr. Steel lived from the time of his marriage until his death.  In 1865 his wife after a short illness passed over the river of death leaving him with six children, three of whom were boys and three girls.  These children are all married except one, and living within a few miles of the old homestead.  March 26th., 1867, Mr. Steel was married to Miss Emma Hosack, daughter of Adam Hosack who lived near Waterford, Ohio.  The result of this marriage was two daughters and one son, the latter dying in infancy.  At the age of 25 he united with the Salem Lutheran church and was one of its most consistent members.  He held offices in the church up till one year of his death.  He gave cheerfully and liberally of his means in support of the gospel.  Mr. Steel was for nearly twenty-five years one of our largest dealers in stock, which business he carried on in connection with his farming interests.  He left a large amount of property, which by his will, will be divided among his heirs.  For twelve years he was a sufferer from diabetes and three years ago he was taken with gangrene of the foot.  He would recover during the summer, but when cold weather set in he would be confined to his bed.  On Jan. 11th. of this year he was confined to the house for the first, and after three weeks suffering passed peacefully away to his eternal home.  The funeral was held at the Salem Lutheran church on Feb. 1st., conducted by the Revs. Heindle and Sponseller.  --  [Bellville Star:  18 February 1886, Vol. 9, No. 21]

Steel, Callie -- DIED -- In Perry Twp., Richland County, O., April 23d., 1873, Miss CALLIE STEEL, daughter of John and Mary Steel, aged 18 years, 1 mo. and 6 days.   -- [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY: 02 May 1873, Vol. 2, No. 9]

Steel, Caroline -- DIED -- On Wednesday, April 23d., 1873, Miss CAROLINE STEEL, daughter of John Steel, Esq. of Perry Twp., Richland Co., Ohio, aged about 18 years.  During her last few days on earth, her suffering was intense.   – [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  25 April 1873, Vol. 2, No. 8]

Steel, Ella Dora McCready -- 89Y;  d. 2/21/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 2/1/1866 near Mifflin;  d/o Warren & Rozine (Rebman) McCready;  wid/o Lee;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 2/22/1955]

Steel, Florence A. -- Florence A., daughter of Frank and Alwilda Steel, died Sunday, Oct. 22nd., of whooping cough, aged 6 months and 3 days.  Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 24th., at the house conducted by Rev. Gamertsfelder and interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  27 October 1905, Vol. 17, No. 38]

Steel, James M.

Steel, James Milton

Steel, Josephine (Lafferty)

Steel, Judson -- Spanish American War veteran;  bur. Pleasant Grove Evangelical Cem.  [WPA Cemetery Records]

Steele, John  --  John Steele, a prominent and highly respected citizen of Perry Township, died at his home four miles west of Bellville, Saturday, Feb. 3d., at 3 p.m., aged 75 years, 4 months and 23 days.  He had been in failing health for a year or more and for several months was confined to the house with rheumatism and dropsy.  Mr. S. was born on the farm on which he died, Sept. 10, 1818.  In 1848, he was married to Margaret M. Knox.  There were born to them one son and one daughter.  On Oct. 11th., 1852, the wife and mother died.  On May 9th., 1854, he was married to Mary A. Campbell who survives him.  This union was blessed with 8 sons and 4 daughters, two of the daughters preceding the father to the spirit world.  Four of the sons are living in Colorado, one in Oklahoma, and one in Montana, none of whom were able to attend the funeral.   Mr. S. held the office of Township Trustee many years.  He was often solicited to permit his name to be used as a candidate for more important official positions but always refused.  He was a man of strong convictions and most excellent judgment.  His counsel was frequently sought.  He was often appealed to by those who could not agree and saved his friends and neighbors much expense by having them adjust their differences and thus avoid litigation.  He was also always ready to administer to the wants of the afflicted and needy.  He will be greatly missed by his neighbors.  By the church of which he was a member, he will also be missed.  For 40 years he was a faithful member of the Evangelical Association.  He took a great interest in the affairs of the church of his choice and in the cause of Christianity in general.  He served the church in an official capacity for nearly the entire time of his connection with it and was relieved only when the infirmities of old age were beginning to weigh heavily upon him.  The funeral services were held in the Pleasant Grove church Feb. 6, conducted by Rev. J.A. Hensel, of Tiffin, O., and Rev. W.D. Huddle, pastor of the church of which he was a member.  The large concourse of people attending was indicative of the high esteem in which he was held.  --  [Bellville Independent:  08 February 1894, Vol. 39]  <<headstone photo>>

Steele, John -- Bellville.  John Steel, a highly esteemed resident of this vicinity, died on Saturday, February 3rd., after a lingering illness.  The funeral service, conducted by Rev. J.A. Hensel, of the Evangelical denomination, was held at Pleasant Grove church at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6th.  Mr. Steel was 75 years of age.  He leaves a widow, nine sons and three daughters.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 February 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 38]

Steele, John -- John Steele, of Hayesville (OH), brother-in-law of John Fulmer, of this city, died Thursday night at his home in Hayesville at the age of about 55 years.  The cause of his death was typhoid fever.  He was a soldier of the civil war.  Mr. Steele leaves a wife and five children.  He was well known to many Mansfield people.  The funeral services will be held at his late home Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.  A number of people from this city will go to Hayesville to attend the funeral.  [Mansfield News:  04 August 1899]

Steele, Mary

Steffey, A.J. -- Shelby.  A.J. Steffey, a former resident of Shelby, died at his home in Cardington (Ohio) last Sunday, of cancer.  The funeral was held Tuesday.  [Mansfield News:  26 May 1899]

Steffey, Jonathan -- Mr. Jonathan Steffy formerly from Ganges, died on Tuesday morning last, in the 77th. year of his age.  At this writing have not the material for an obituary.  [Shelby Independent News:  03 August 1876, Vol. 8, No. 41]

Steffey, Jonathan -- Jonathan Steffey was born at Williamsport, Md., September 22, 1800, died at Shelby, Ohio, August 1st., 1876, aged 75 years, 10 months and 9 days.  He in early life had in view the Christian ministry, and for some time studied with Rev. Kurtz of the Lutheran church.  It seems, according to this, that he was then a member of said church.  In 1830, he was married to Rebecca Mayberry, who departed this life February 14th., 1873.  In 1835 he moved to Ganges, Ohio, where he resided until the last three years.  Since then he was kindly cared for by his daughters and son in Shelby.  His last illness, though short, was severe.    Conscious that his end was near, he declared his desire to go home and be at rest.  His mortal remains were followed to Ganges and there laid to rest.  Funeral services were held, conducted by the Rev. N.H. Loose, attended by many old neighbors and sympathizing friends.  [Shelby Independent News:  10 August 1876, Vol. 8, No. 42]

Steffey, Mrs. Mayberry -- Died at Ganges, Ohio, February 4th., 1873, Mrs. Mayberry Steffey, aged 67 years, 1 month and 26 days.  The subject of this notice was born in New Holland, Lancaster County, Pa.  Was in 1830 married to her yet surviving husband at Chambersburg, Pa., by the Rev. Frederick Rauhauser.  United with the Reformed Church on the 28th. day of January, 1866, having adorned her profession with a constant Christian deportment.  She bore her sufferings with much composure of mind, continually declaring her gratitude to God for His goodness unto her.  As one falls peacefully asleep, so did she as the spirit took its departure from the earthly home.  Her last words were precious lessons of council and admonition to her family, and words that bore abundant testimony to the grace of Christian faith in the triumphs of the believer's death.  [Shelby Independent News:  13 February 1873, Vol. 5, No. 16]

Stehle, Katherine -- 80y;  wid/o Daniel;  d. 1/25/1951 at daughter's home, Mansfield;  b. 11/24/1870 at Hungary;  Came to Mansfield approx. 1909  [MNJ 1/25/1951]

Steigert, John -- John Steigert, an old man, was found dead in his room at his home, 48 Cemetery Street, this morning by neighbors, who, as they had not seen him around this morning, suspected that something was wrong and on securing an entrance to his room, found him lying dead on the floor, near the bed.  From all appearances he had been dead for some time, probably eight or twelve hours.  The cause of his death is thought to have been apoplexy.  Coroner Baughman was summoned and viewed the body.  Dr. Craig was also called.  Mr. Steigert owned the property where he lived.  He had a room on the north side of the house and rented the other part of the house to Eli Sechrist.  It appears that Mr. Steigert was at work Friday sawing wood and was seen during the day so engaged.  He seemed to be as well as usual.  He was last seen early in the evening.  During the night a light is reported to have been seen in his room by some one.  When the other people in the house knocked at the door no answer was received.  After waiting a reasonable time, it was determined to secure aid and effect an entrance.  Some neighbors were called in and an entrance was secured to Mr. Steigert's window.  From the position of the body and the surroundings it was thought that Mr. Steigert was preparing for bed when he was taken ill and died.  There was a bruise on his head which might have been caused by his falling against the stove or bed.  The room is in fairly good order.  Mr. Steigert has been living alone for some time, his wife having died a few years ago.  He has three step-sons, John, Joseph and Philip Roth, who reside in this city.  He was 78 years of age.  Coroner Baughman will hold an inquest to inquire into the cause.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 15 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 13]

Steinbacher, George -- DIED -- In Mansfield, August 24, 1884, George Steinbacher, aged 26 years, 8 months and 3 days. The funeral took place from the residence of his father, Peter Stainbacher, No. 80 N. Water Street, on Tuesday afternoon, August 28th., at 2 o'clock. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 21 August 1884, Vol. 34, No. 40]

Steinbacher, George -- George Steinbacher, son of Peter Steinbacher, died on Sunday night aged 26 years.  The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Ohio Liberal:  27 August 1884, Vol. 12, No. 20]

Steinbacher, J. -- bur. 12/6/1879 at Mansfield Cem., 25y;  cause = spinal   [Richland Shield & Banner: 10 January 1880]

Steinbacher, Peter -- Tuesday.  Peter Steinbacher, of No. 60 North Water Street, died this morning at 5:30 after an illness of three weeks of pneumonia.  The deceased was 58 years old and leaves a wife, one son and three daughters.  The funeral will take place Thursday, Dec. 26th., at 2 p.m. from St. Peter's Catholic Church.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 December 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 32]

Steiner, Elizabeth -- bur. 2/1888 at Mansfield Cem., dropsy;  57y, 4m, 16d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Steiner, Freida -- MRS. STEINER - SHELBY - Mrs. Freida Steiner, 81, of Mansfield, RD 1, died this morning at her home. A native of Switzerland, she lived most of her life in this area.  She is survived by three sons, Kenneth of Upland, Calif.; Robert and LeRoy both of Mansfield, RD 1; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald Holtz of Shelby, RD 1; two brothers, Fred Tanner of Shelby, RD 1, and Otto Tanner of Mansfield and 13 grandchildren.  Arrangements are incomplete in charge of the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby.  Submitted by Gary.  [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL:  03 November 1973]

Steiner, Lucy -- Monday.  Miss Lucy Steiner, aged 30 years, died at the residence of her father, John Steiner, of Bowman Street, at an early hour this morning.  Miss Steiner had been suffering with typhoid fever for several months.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 22]

Steiner, Solomon D. -- Heart Attack Claims Life Of Solomon D. Steiner, 72 - SHELBY - Solomon David Steiner, 72, of Franklin twsp., died of a heart attack at 8 a.m. today, Shelby Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Cedarville, Ind. Dec. 21, 1881 and lived in this area for 22 years. He was a farmer.  Surviving are his wife, Freda; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald Holtz, of Cass Township; three sons, Henneth, of Mansfield; Robert and Leroy, both of home; five grandchildren, also four brothers and sisters.  Services will be held Wednesday at 2.pm. in the Dye Funeral Home with Rev. Henry Sabo of Mansfield officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park at Mansfield.  Friends may call at the funeral home in Shelby Tuesday afternoon and evening.  Submitted by Gary.  [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL:  21 June 1954]

Steinruck, Elizabeth. -Mrs. Elizabeth Steinruck, aged 88 years, who formerly resided on East Fourth street in this city, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. William Roop in Norristown, Pa., on Saturday.  The remains will be brought here Monday night and taken to the home of Robert Steinruck, 73 Penn avenue, where they may be viewed by friends from 9 until 11 o’clock Tuesday morning.  Funeral services at 3:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.  Services and burial private.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News:  Monday, May 27, 1907]

Steinruck, Hellen -- d. 9/25/1868 at Mansfield;  22y;  b. Delaware Co., Ohio;  white;  res. dysentery;  res. Mansfield  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Steinruck, Jacob -- Jacob Steinruck died at his home, 217 East Fourth Street, last night after an illness of about three weeks.  The cause of his death was general debility, a gradual fading away caused by the infirmities of age, the deceased being about 74 years of age.  His condition remained unchanged for some time until Tuesday night, when he began to grow worse.  He failed rapidly from that time until 11 p.m. yesterday, when he quietly passed away.  The deceased was a prominent member of the Methodist church, and commanded the respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact.  He was the father of R.C. Steinruck, a traveling salesman for the Anchor Soap Co., of Columbus, who is out of the city at present.  The news of his father's death was telegraphed to him at once, and he will likely return tonight.  The funeral will be held from his late residence at 2 p.m., Monday, and will be conducted by the Rev. Duston Kemble.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 49]

Steinruck, Jacob -- The funeral of Jacob Steinruck will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist Episcopal church.  Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.  -- [Mansfield News:  13 April 1895, Vol. XI, No. 38]

Steinruck, Samuel -- Samuel Steinruck, 48 years of age, died at his home on East Fourth Street at 6 o'clock this morning.  Mr. Steinruck became quite sick about ten days ago, suffering with erysipelas, which developed into brain fever.  The deceased leaves two sons, John and Robert, the latter being a member of the grocery firm of Glessner & Steinruck, of Park Avenue West.  The deceased has been employed at the warehouse on East Fourth Street, a present owned by Strong & Leiter, for the past 32 years and was well known throughout the city.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. H.L. Wiles officiating, and under the auspices of Pearl Lodge.  Mr. Steinruck was the Republican candidate for member of council from the Fourth ward.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 April 1893]

Stelts, Abraham -- Abraham Stelts, an aged and respected pioneer citizen of Jefferson township, residing three miles south of Bellville, died last Saturday morning, aged 87 years.  Many relatives and friends followed his remains to the Presbyterian Church in Bellville last Sabbath forenoon, and litened to the able funeral sermon preached on the occasion.  [Ohio Liberal:  23 October 1878]

Stelts, Catherine Sophia -- WIDOW, 85, DIES -- Mrs. Catherine Stelts Taken By Death at Home -- Mrs. Catherine Sophia Stelts, 85, widow of Alber Stelts, died at her home, 5 France street, early this morning following a lingering illness. Born in Van Wert, PA., June 9, 1857, she had been a resident of Mansfield the greater part of her life. She was a member of the Mayflower Congregational church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Armstrong and Mrs. Grace Critchfield; four sons, George, William, Jock and Fred; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all of Mansfield, and one sister, Mrs. Myrilla Shambaugh of Lucas. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Finefrock funeral home with Rev. Herbert S. Garnes, pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in Bellville cemetery. Submitted by Jess. [Mansfield News Journal 15 Apr 1943 p.13]

Stelts, Diantha (Herron) -- Mrs. George W. Stelts, nee Diantha Herron, died Tuesday noon July 21, 1903, after a short illness.  The funeral was held Wednesday at 3 p.m., at her late home 3½ miles southwest of Bellville, services conducted by Rev. Fisher.  The interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery.  The deceased was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Herron.  She leaves a husband, three daughters, two grandchildren, two sisters, one brother and a host of neighbors and friends to mourn her loss.  <poem omitted>  --  [Bellville Messenger:  30 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 30]

Stelts, Elizabeth -- Independence.  Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Philip Stelts, died very suddenly at Mt. Vernon last Sabbath, and was brought home on Monday.  --  [Bellville Star:  23 March 1882, Vol. 5, No. 25]

Stelts, Charley -- Died:-- Jan. 28, 1894, at Racine, Mo., Charley, eldest son of George and Maria Stelts, aged 20 years and 8 months.  This is the second time the dark Angel has visited their home since the advent of the new year, taking Ernest, aged 7 months and 18 days on Jan. 9, and Charley, the eldest as above stated.  Mr. & Mrs. Stelts formerly lived near this place, and are known to many of our readers, who will united in extending their sympathy to the bereaved family.  --  [Bellville Independent:  08 February 1894, Vol. 39]

Stelts, Ernest -- Died:-- Jan. 28, 1894, at Racine, Mo., Charley, eldest son of George and Maria Stelts, aged 20 years and 8 months.  This is the second time the dark Angel has visited their home since the advent of the new year, taking Ernest, aged 7 months and 18 days on Jan. 9, and Charley, the eldest as above stated.  Mr. & Mrs. Stelts formerly lived near this place, and are known to many of our readers, who will united in extending their sympathy to the bereaved family.  --  [Bellville Independent:  08 February 1894, Vol. 39]

Stelts, Philip -- d. 1/13/1870 at Bellville, no cause of death listed;  1d;  b. Ohio  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Steltz, Isabell (McMullen) -- Amoy.  Mrs. William Steltz, of Spring Mill Street, Mansfield, was buried at the Dunkard Cemetery last Friday.  The deceased was almost 21 years of age and was a daughter of Rev. James McMullen, of Madison Township.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 June 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 4]

Steltz, Isabell (McMullen) -- Isabell Stelts died at her residence West Spring Mill Street, at 1 o'clock Wednesday, June 3, after three months' illness.  The deceased was a daughter of Rev. James McMullen and was born Aug. 14, 1870, therefore, was in her 20th. year.  She came to Richland when a little child with her parents.  she lived with them until the year 1888, then married William Stelts, who survives her yet.  One child, a daughter, was the result of this union.  She left many friends and relatives to mourn her loss.  The funeral took place at the German Baptist Church, nine miles north of the city, Rev. Murry officiating.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 June 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 4]

Steltz, Jacob -- Jacob Steltz was born in Richland Co., O., Oct. 15, 1835.  Died July 1, 1895, aged 59 years, 8 months and 16 days.  He was married to Margaret Sell March 2nd., 1858.  To them were given three children, Hannah Jane, Hezekiah and Hiram Rodelle, the last of whom preceded his father to that home above in 1867, aged 5 years, 6 months and 1 day.   He united with the church of Christ, January 24, 1892, and has since been a consistent and faithful member.  He was ____ devoted husband, __ing father, and ____ esteemed neighbor.  He was not afraid of death, and talked freely about his departure.  For days, weeks and months, disease kept gnawing away at his vitals until at last ____ the seat of life and he passed peacefully into that dreamless sleep from which the righteous never wake to weep.  Why should we weep for those ____.  <<remainder illegible>>

Steltz, Mrs. George -- Mrs. Geo. Steltz, mother of H.M. Brown's wife, died about 1 o'clock Tuesday.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  23 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 29]

Stemm, Carrie -- bur. 5/1888 at Mansfield Cem., nervous prostration;  22y, 2m, 18d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]  *may read 13 days.

Stenden, Rebecca -- bur. 7/1886 at Mansfield Cem., heart disease;  62y, 5m, 2d  [Mansfield Herald:  21 October 1886]

Stender, Fredericka -- Mrs. Fredericka Stender, wife of John Stender, died at 5 o'clock Friday morning, aged 62 years, 5 months and 2 days.  The funeral will take place from her late residence, No. 43 Wayne Street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Services at the German Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. Louis Krebs.  [Mansfield Herald:  08 July 1886]

Stender, John -- Thursday.  John Stender, one of the oldest residents of Newman's Addition, died last night of old age.  The time of funeral has not yet been announced, but it will be under the auspices of the Richland Lodge, No. 161, I.O.O.F., of which the deceased was a member.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 September 1892]

Stender, John -- bur. 1/1888 at Mansfield Cem., hemorrhage of urinary organs;  56y  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Stender, Mrs. Robert R. -- DIED, Jan. 5, at her home on Wayne Street, Mrs. Robert R. Stender.  Funeral Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. from the German Lutheran church.  The Rev. Krebs will officiate.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  06 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 260]

Stender, Mrs. Robert R. -- Monday.  Mrs. Robert Stender died at the home of her husband on Wayne Street, yesterday morning, after a week's illness.  The deceased was aged 31 years.  The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. tomorrow from the German Lutheran church.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 34]

Stensel, W.M. -- Fell from his train and killed and subsequently ground to pieces by two other trains!  Such was the fate of W.M. Stensel, a B.&O. freight brakeman, who started on his run from Newark last night sound in body.  When the first section of the westbound B.&O. freight train No. 23, due here about 2:40 a.m., reached this city, the head brakeman, Wm. Stensel, was missed.  The engine and caboose were at once detached and run to the top of the heavy grade at Alta, where a horrible sight met the eyes of the anxious trainmen.  The pieces of the body of the missing man were found lying scattered along the track for several hundred yards.  The remains were gathered up and placed on a litter and brought to this city at 4 o'clock this morning.  The sight was a sickening one.  Only a small portion of the left side of the empty skull remained intact.  The right arm was off at the shoulder and both legs were missing, while the left arm was broken in a dozen places.  The missing members were ground up so that not a piece could be found over 4 inches in length.  The pieces of flesh had been simply gathered up and placed in the litter together with shoes and what little clothing could be found.  The deceased carried a watch, which, upon examination, was found to register 2:30, which was undoubtedly the time he was killed.  Three trains in all are supposed to have run over Stensel, viz.:  1st. section of freight train No. 23, of which crew he was a member, the 2nd. section of No. 23 and passenger train No. 5.  Stensel was about 35 years of age and has a wife and four children residing at Newark.  Upon its arrival in this city the body was turned over to undertaker J.A. Niman, where a SHIELD man viewed the remains at an early hour this morning.  As soon as the body can be placed in a coffin it will be shipped to Newark.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 July 1892]

Stentz, Cornelia A. -- Died, at Shelby, August 13th., Mrs. Cornelia A. Stentz, aged 53 years, 7 months and 2 days.  [Ohio Liberal:  25 August 1881]

Stentz, Elizabeth -- Mrs. John Stentz died on Tuesday last.  Funeral to-day.  Obituary next week.  [Shelby Independent News:  09 April 1874, Vol. 6, No. 24]

Stentz, Elizabeth -- Died, Elizabeth, wife of John Stentz, born February 15th., 1843, died April 7th., 1874, aged 31 years, 1 month and 22 days.  Sister Stentz first made a profession of the Christian religion about seventeen years ago.  She then united with the M.E. Church while Rev. Barkdull was preaching here.  About four years thereafter she became a member of the Ev. Lutheran Church, of which church she remained a faithful and consistent member until her death.  Her love for her Savior was the guiding star of her life;  and no sacrifice was too great for her to make for Jesus and his cause.  She always was found in the front ranks of the Christian warriors, hence her earnest prayers and labors for the success of the women's movement against the abominable liquor traffic.  She was confined to her bed but one week, when, unexpectedly to her physician, pastor and friends, she left us for her home above.  Shortly before her death, she called her husband, children, mother and others to her bedside, and requested of them to be faithful to their Redeemer and with all her dear friends, to meet her in Heaven.  All will miss her cheerful and earnest society;  but in the Sabbath School, where she taught one of our infant classes, the loss to us will be almost irreparable.  We thank Sister Harter, for kindly consenting to teach her class, whose class Sister Stentz took years ago, when she, Mrs. Harter, was unable, on account of ill health, to teach it.  The funeral services were conducted at the Lutheran Church Thursday, April 9th., where a sermon was preached by her pastor, Rev. D.I. Foust, from the words, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints", after which her body was laid to rest in Oakland Cemetery.  [Shelby Independent News:  16 April 1874, Vol. 6, No. 25]

Stephan, Catherine E. (Kindinger) -- 83Y;  d. 8/6/1954 at Underwood Rest Home, Mansfield;  d/o John & Catherine Kindinger;  b. 7/18/1871 at Shelby;  bur. Fairview Cem., Galion, OH  [Mansfield News Journal:  07 August 1954]

Stephan, Charles C. -- 87Y;  d. 1/11/1952 at home, Vernon Twp., Crawford Co., OH;  retired farmer;  b. at Morrow Co., OH;  h/o Catherine Kindinger  [MNJ: 12 January 1952]

Stephan, Mrs. Charles -- Friday.  Mrs. Charles Stephan died at her home in Cincinnati yesterday.  The deceased was a sister of C.W. White, of this city, and formerly lived here.  The remains were brought to this city for interment.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 June 1893]

Stephens, E.H. -- E.H. Stephens died Monday morning at his home, 237 West Bloom Street.  Funeral arrangements have not as yet been made.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 10]

Stephens, Georgianna -- 78Y;  d. 1/7/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 4/27/1875 at Coalton, OH;  wid/o James;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 1/8/1954 & 1/9/1954]

Stephens, Hattie -- d. 2/28/1868 at Mansfield;  2y;  white;  no cause given;  res.  Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stephens, Robert L. -- Mansfield News Journal, 21 March 1992, p. 5A

Stephenson, Edna R.—Mansfield. Edna R. Stephenson, 53, of 146 W. Fourth St., Wife of Charles R. Stephenson, died Thursday morning in Mansfield General Hospital after a two-week illness.  She was born July 5, 1928, in Morgantown, W. Va., and had lived here most of her life.  Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Kenny Stephenson and Steve Stephenson, both of Mansfield, one daughter, Julie Dawson of Mansfield; two grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Wilson, Mae Day and Mrs. Morton Kramer, all of Mansfield; and one brother, Harry Robertson of Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Robert Schonauer, pastor of the Sunnyside Open Bible Church. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 p.m. Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal, Friday, 31 July 1981]  [Typist’s note: Cemetery index shows her in Section 52-B, Lot 81, along with husband Charles R., who died 13 January 1983, aged 66]

Stephenson, Eliza -- bur. 11/2/1878 at Mansfield Cem., diphtheria;  70y  [Ohio Liberal:  8 January 1879]

Stephenson, Henry -- bur. 1/1879 at Mansfield Cem., brain fever;  15y  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Stephenson, James Walter -- 76Y;  d. 5/6/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 6/28/1877 at Vinton Co., OH  [MNJ 5/6/1954]

Stephenson, Robert W. -- Capt Stephenson, veteran of two wars, dies at age 67 -- Captain Robert W. Stephenson, 67, Mansfield attorney for 35 years and a soldier of two wars, died at 2:00 a.m. today at his home at 140 West Dixon Avenue after a lingering illness. Suffering a stroke several weeks ago, Captain Stephenson had been unable to continue his law practice and had been in general hospital or confined to his home during the winter. Known to his friends as "Cap", Mr. Stephenson began his military career during the Spanish American War when he enlisted for service. He was called again during the First World War, going to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, where he served three months as First Lieutenant. At that time he was then the 83rd Division, 331st infantry. Later he was at Camp Sherman and Camp Perry Ohio, and finished his service at Fort Benning , Ga. . He was never called overseas. Born October 7, 1874 at Sidney , Ohio , he attended the city's schools, graduated from Center College at Danville , Ky , and received his law degree from Ohio State university. He was admitted to the bar in 1906 after studying for a year in law offices of McBride and Wolf in Mansfield. In 1908 he established the firm of Bowers and Stephenson. For seven years previous to the World War he was in the legal department of the Aultman Taylor Co. in Mansfield. Following his service in the Army, Captain Stephenson re-established his law practice in Mansfield in 1921 and for a time was associated with the attorney R.J. Nichols, now a captain at Camp Shelby , Mississippi . During recent years Captain Stephenson had practiced alone. He was a member of the Richland County Bar association. He was City Solicitor from 1926 to 1929 and president of the Board of Education from 1909 to 1910. He was a member of the McVey Post, American Legion, for a number of years and served four times as its chaplain. He was also active in the Spanish-American War veterans organization and Masonic orders. His lodge memberships included Mansfield Lodge #35, F and A.M, Chapter 28 and Council 94. A former elder of the First Presbyterian Church, he taught a young people's class in the Presbyterian Sunday school for several years. The American Legion will conduct military funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Finefrock funeral home where the body was taken today. Reverend David N. Roller, a pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will deliver the sermon. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. Surviving Captain Stephenson are his wife Mrs. Mary Walker Stephenson, a daughter, Mrs. Walter M. Rose of Wooster ; one sister, Mrs. Harry Wait, Burnside , Kentucky , and a brother Harry T. Graham, Mansfield. Submitted by Ann [unidentified newspaper: 19 March 1941]

Sterkel, Louis -- Prof. Louis Sterkel, organist at St. Peter's Catholic Church, of our city, died last Friday night at nine o'clock, of hemorrhage of the lungs, aged twenty-six years.  Mr. Sterkel has been a resident of Mansfield for the past five or six years, and during that brief time had made many warm personal friends.  As a musician and teacher he had but few superiors.  In his death the church has lost one of its most faithful members, and the community here a music teacher whose place will be hard to fill.  His remains were followed to the tomb last Monday by a large number of relatives and friends.  He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss.   [Ohio Liberal:  06 February 1878]

Stern, Hannah

Sterner, ---- -- The infant son of Mr. & Mrs. S.E. Sterner, of North Wood Street, died Wednesday morning.  The remains were taken to Upper Sandusky, Thursday noon, for interment.  Service at the house, private.  [Semi-Weekly News:  05 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 19]

Sterns, Mary -- d. 4/7/1872 at Worthington Twp.;  widowed;  81y, 2m, 9d;  b. Vermont;  cause of death = apoplexy;  white;  res. Worthington Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stetskowski, Adolph -- d. 9/1885, diphtheria;  1y, 10m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Steve, George -- 73Y;  d. 2/20/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 3/25/1880 at Bulgaria;  h/o Marie;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 2/22/1954 & 2/23/1954]

Stevens, Archie A. – Butler. Archie A. Stevens, 80, of Hildebrant Road, Butler RD 1, died Friday morning at Peoples Hospital following an extended illness. He was born July 19, 1902, near Bunker Hill in Richland County and was a lifetime area resident. He attended Kent State University and taught school at Black Swamp and Whitehall schools in Richland County. He operated a farm for 60 years and was a former Worthington Township trustee and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Leedy Stevens; two sons, Ronald A. and Roger L., both of Butler, RD 1; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Mary Lou) Stortz of Butler; four grandchildren; a brother, Raymond of Butler; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Stull of Bellville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Snyder Funeral Home in Bellville by the Rev. Dean Risser, pastor of Lexington Grace Brethren Church. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery near Butler. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family suggests that any memorial contributions be made to the Worthington Township Rescue Squad and left at the funeral home. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie. [Mansfield News Journal: Saturday, 27 November 1982, Pg. 5A].

Stevens, Dale Ira -- Dale Ira Stevens, 45, a sales representative for the Wagner Hardware Co. for 25 years, died at his home, 106 West Lawn Ave. , early today after suffering a heart attack.  Firemen from Central Station took the inhalator to the Stevens home at 12:45 a.m. , but Mr. Stevens was dead when they arrived.  He was born in Richland County , Dec. 26, 1905 , the son of Ira E. and Edith Taylor Stevens, and had lived in this area all his life.  He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers, Mansfield Lodge No. 341, Loyal Order of Moose, and the Olivesburg Methodist Church .  He attended the Park Avenue Baptist Church .  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lois Anderson Stevens; one son, Robert Stevens; two daughters, Janice Eileen and Karren Ann Stevens, all at home; one brother Robert M. Stevens, of Mansfield ; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary L. Maxwell, of Olivesburg, Mrs. Ruby M. Esbenshade, of Olivesburg, and Mrs. Erma E. Heston, of Mansfield.  Funeral services will be conducted at the J. H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home Thursday at 3:00 p.m. by Dr. W. M. Taylor, pastor of the Park Avenue Baptist Church .  Burial will be in Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.  Submitted by klynn.  [Mansfield News Journal:  04 January 1955, p. 3]

Stevens, Edward R. -- Monday.  Edward R. Stevens, aged 28 years, after a six weeks illness, died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning.  Funeral services will be held at the residence of the mother of the deceased, No. 60 East Third Street, at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, and the remains will be taken to Marion (OH) at 11:05 the same day for interment.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 November 1892]

Stevens, Edwin M. -- EDWIN M. STEVENS DIES SUNDAY. WAS WELL KNOWN HERE -- Edwin M. Stevens, aged 78, well known resident of this vicinity, died Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. R. Tinkey, 427 Glessner-av. After an illness of several months. He was born June 27, 1851 in Ashland county, and the majority of his life was spent in or near Mansfield. Mr. Stevens is survived by his wife, two sons, Ira E. Stevens of Olivesburg, and Willis Stevens of Mansfield; one brother, Charles Stevens of Mr. Gilead; two sisters, Mrs. Lou Hebel of Lucas, and Mrs. David Byerly of Hayesville. One daughter, Mrs. Tinkey, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Wappner funeral home. Burial will be made at Hayesville. Friends may call at the Wappner funeral home Tuesday evening. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: 19 May 1930, p. 16]

Stevens, Harriet A. -- d. 2/27/1868 at Mansfield;  1y, 6m, 8d;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause:  scalded to death;  res.  Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stevens, Henry -- Henry Stevens died at his home, 195 South Sugar Street, Sunday, Sept. 20, at 2:15 p.m.  The deceased was born in Washington County, Md., April 13, 1812, and came to this county, or rather to Ashland County, when it was a part of Richland County, in 1836, and has resided here ever since.  He leaves a wife and nine children, viz. Mrs. Daniel Wertman, of Ashland;  Mrs. Albert Maffet, of Bellville;  Mrs. F.S. Hebel, of Lucas, and Mrs. D.W. Byerly, Mrs. David Cole, Mrs. C.E. Pulver, Edwin M., George L. and Charles S., of this city.  Funeral from the residence Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  22 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 77]

Stevens, Henry -- Lucas.  Henry Stevens, who died in Mansfield last Sunday, was for many years a resident of this vicinity and was very highly esteemed and much respected by all who knew him.  [Semi-Weekly News:  25 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 78]

Stevens, James — Died, June 30th., 1873, in this city, of consumption, James Stevens, aged 28 years, 2 months and 29 days, leaving a wife and one child to mourn their loss. He was a member of the 32d. Ohio Volunteers, and served during the war, getting an honorable discharge. [Richland Shield & Banner: 02 August 1873]

Stevens, Jesse W. -- 78Y;  d. 6/17/1955 at Willard Municipal Hosp.;  b. 1/20/1877 at Indiana;  bur. Maple Grove Cem., New Haven, OH;  Shelby resident 1915-1955  [MNJ 6/18/1955]

Stevens, Jimmie -- Jimmie Stevens, a bright little boy of Wm. K. Stevens, of this city, was buried Sunday.  [Ohio Liberal:  19 February 1879]

Stevens, Jimmie -- bur. 2/1879 at Mansfield Cem., brain fever;  4y, 7m, 20d  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Stevens, John -- John Stevens was found dead in his little carriage shop at the rear of the blacksmith shop of George Gilbert, 167 North Franklin Avenue, at 8 o'clock this morning.  Death is thought to have been due to apoplexy brought on by worrying over the absence of his daughter who ran away on June 23 and left him with the care of her 6-year-old son.  Stevens had been living at his shop for several years.  He slept on a cot in one corner and took his meals at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Sherbondy, at 94 East Third Street.  He was seen about his shop early last evening and did not appear to be in an unusual frame of mind.  This morning George Gilbert, not having seen anything of the old man, opened the door of his shop at 8 o'clock and found him lying on the floor.  He notified Coroner Bushnell, who, after an investigation, had the remains taken to Niman's undertaking rooms where they were prepared for burial.  The body was lying face downward on the floor, with the head and trunk under the desk, looking as though he had been seized by the stroke when standing, had fallen and partly rolled under the desk.  On the floor was a silver dollar which had rolled out of his pocket.  Coroner Bushnell found a bunch of keys and a pocketbook containing seventeen dollars in the trousers pocket.  In the desk were $2 in silver.  The body shows no marks of violence or foul play  There was a hemorrhage from the mouth and nose, which supports the theory of apoplexy.  The coroner has not been able to make the thorough examination yet on account of other business but will do so before turning the body over to the relatives.  On June 23, Mrs. Sherbondy, Stevens' daughter who had secured a divorce from her husband, borrowed a grip from her neighbor Clyde Mowry, saying she was going to take a little trip and would return Friday.  She left without making any provision for the care of her son or father and has not been heard from.  Mr. Stevens attempted to care for the child but finding it impossible, he placed it in the children's home Tuesday.  Stevens also leaves a son, Charles Stevens, who travels out of his city for the Piano Manufacturing & Implement company.  He was near Little Washington this morning where a telegram reached him announcing his father's death.  Mr. Stevens has worked at his trade of carriage builder since serving his apprenticeship when a boy.  For years he has been running the shop on North Franklin avenue.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  09 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 27 as reprinted from the Mansfield Shield]

Stevens, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Stevens, wife of the late James Stevens, died at her residence on East Second Street, last Sunday morning, of consumption, aged 43 years.  [Ohio Liberal:  24 April 1878]

Stevens, Mary -- bur. 4/21/1878 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  42y  [Ohio Liberal:  08 May 1878]

Stevens, Murray -- Murray Stevens was born in Huron County, July 26, 1875, and died in Chicago Junction, July 6, 1915, being within three weeks of forty years of age.  All his life has been spent in the neighborhood of Plymouth, Ohio.  Sept. 1, 1897 he was married to Minnie Davis, to whom were born six children, all of whom live to mourn the loss of a father.  He was a good workman and a man who tried to do right and live an upright life, demonstrated by the fact that on two different occasions he united with the Methodist Episcopal church.  Besides the immediate family he leaves two brothers and a sister, Fred of Newark, Ohio, Chester of Shelby, Ohio, and Mrs. Minnie Young, who resides in New York City.  Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday afternoon, July 8, by Rev. Chas. F. Mott, and the burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  10 July 1915, Vol. 62, No. 33]

Stevens, Murray -- Murray Stevens, while in Chicago Junction Tuesday afternoon met with rather a sudden death.  For several days past he had been indulging in liquor to excess, and presumably had gone to our neighboring town to appease his craving appetite, when death overtook him.  He had purchased a sandwich at one of the bars in a saloon at that place, and while in the act of eating the sandwich, he was seized with a choking sensation, and started to leave the saloon.  Just as he stepped from the door he fell, striking the back of his head against the sharp edge of the stone step, causing concussion of the brain, death ensuing shortly after.  Postle's ambulance was driven over and his body brought back to his home in this place, from which funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  He is survived by his wife and six children, the oldest of whom is about 18.  He was of a jolly and good natured disposition, a good worker, when not in liquor, which was his one great curse, and in spite of numerous attempts to throw off the yoke, it finally brought him to an untimely end.  He was aged 39 years and burial was made in Greenlawn.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  10 July 1915, Vol. 62, No. 33]

Stevens, William -- Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 26 -- William Stevens, the oldest member of the Kansas City bar, died here this morning from the shock of a fall from a cable car a few weeks ago. Mr. Stevens was 85 years old, and has been very feeble for some time. Mr. Stevens was born and raised in Ohio. He was for years a member of the Mansfield firm of Kirkwood, Bartley & Stevens. In 1855 he gained a wide reputation by the publication of "The Unjust Judge" in which he severely arraigned several of the leading politicians of that day. He served several terms as prosecuting attorney at Mansfield. In 1856, Mr. Stevens went to Kansas to defend the free state men. Later he came to Kansas City, where he has since lived. He leaves a widow and six children. The funeral is set for Wednesday afternoon.  The above dispatch appeared in the Enquirer today. A talk with several of the older citizens of the city developed the fact that the deceased was remembered by all of them. He was a resident of this city from about 1840 to about 1860, and resided on South Main Street. He was a candidate for the nomination for common pleas judge in 1856, but was defeated by Judge Geddes, who was elected.  William Stevens married a Miss Larwill, sister of John C. Larwill, of this city. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 31 October 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 25]

Stevens, William Kline -- After a lingering illness William K. Stevens died yesterday afternoon at his home, 490 North Main Street.  The funeral will occur from the residence tomorrow at 3 o'clock p.m.  The services will be conducted by the Rev. D.F. Davis, rector of the Grace Episcopal Church.  William Kline Stevens was born at Sheffield, England, in 1827.  He was the youngest of a large family, two of whom, Miss Rhoda Stevens and Mrs. Elizabeth Hathaway, both of Milan, survive him.  Mr. Stevens came to this country while he was yet an infant and settled at Northampton, Mass., but afterwards removed to Huron, Erie County, Ohio.  Shortly after their removal to Huron, Mr. Stevens' parents died leaving him in charge of his sisters, by whom he was reared.  Upon his arrival at a suitable age Mr. Stevens went to Sandusky and was apprenticed to one of the leading machinists of that city.  Having completed his trade and become an expert machinist, than whom there was none better in the state, he came to Mansfield in 1850.  He began work in a local machine shop, where his ability was soon recognized, and an order having been received from a Louisiana sugar plantation for a number of sugar mills, he, the most competent machinist in the shop, was sent to set them up.  Having finished the mission upon which he was sent, he located in Louisiana, entered the sugar trade, and by strict economy and attention to business amassed a comfortable fortune.  While in the south Mr. Stevens was married to Miss Elizabeth McCullough, daughter of Judge McCullough, a prominent citizen and at one time an associate member of the bench.  After his marriage Mr. Stevens went into the steamboat and transportation business.  He built two large steamboats and put in a railroad, the only one in that section of Louisiana.  The two locomotives which were used upon the road were designed and built by Mr. Stevens himself.  Mr. Stevens was in this business when the civil war began, and the Confederates, of course, pressed him into service, making him an officer.  At that time the Confederates were experiencing considerable difficulty in getting supplies, especially percussion caps, and Mr. Stevens invented a machine for making these caps.  The Confederate soldiers were very badly clad, and Mr. Stevens remarked that any government ought to be whipped.  For this he was thrown into prison, his steamboats were taken by the rebels, and his railroad and sugar plantations utterly demolished, reducing him to poverty.  At the close of the war he was released, and he then came back to Mansfield and entered the employ of the Union Foundry and Machine Co. working there until 1879, when he became engineer at the water works pumping station, in which capacity he remained until the time of his death.  Mr. Stevens' death was caused by general debility, a gradual breaking down of the entire system, caused by la grippe.  He leaves a wife and seven children, four sons, McCullough, Harry, David and Constant, and three daughters, Miss Sallie C., Mrs. Minnie Barga, and Mrs. W.H. Burkholder.  David M. Stevens resides in New York;  McCullough Stevens in Cleveland;  Mrs. Barga in Toledo;  Miss Sallie Stevens in Cleveland;  Mrs. Burkholder, Harry and Constant in this city.  Mr. Stevens was a well-known citizen of Mansfield and numbered among his friends the most prominent and influential men of the city.  He was quite a genius and invented a number of articles which brought him at different times good royalties.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 50]

Stevenson, ---- -- Wednesday.  A letter from Delaware, Ohio, conveys the intelligence of the death of an infant child of Rev. R.T. Stevenson, formerly pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in this city.  The babe lived but four days.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 February 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 41]

Stevenson, Eliz. Jane -- d. 10/1/1870 at Weller Twp. (may read 10/5/1870), typhoid fever;  23y, 9m, 6d;  single;  res. Weller Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stevenson, Fred P. -- Fred P. Stevenson, aged 34, died at his home, 169 S. Franklin Avenue, Tuesday afternoon after a sickness of three weeks.  Death was due to pneumonia.  He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Laura, also his father, John Stevenson, of Dunbar, Pa.  he was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and the Modern Woodmen of America.  funeral services Thursday afternoon from the home at 2:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. Paddock.  [Mansfield News Journal:  06 March 1912]

Stevenson, Glenn -- Mansfield. Glenn H. Stevenson, 69, of 322 Lexington-Ontario Rd., died Thursday evening in Mansfield General Hospital following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 24 1909 in Polo, Ill. and lived in Mansfield since 1942. He also was a former resident of Shelby. Mr. Stevenson was a retired accountant in the cost accounting department at the Westinghouse Electric Corp and a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Westinghouse Veterans Association and the American Legion McVey Post 16. Mr. Stevenson was an honorary member of the Mansfield General Hospital Board of Trustees. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Alice Miller Stevenson; two daughters, Miss Marcia Kay Stevenson of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Miss Ruth Ellen Stevenson at home, and one sister, Mrs. Wilbur (Harriet) Appleby of Cincinnati. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 PM at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by his pastor, the Rev Robert Barr.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 and Saturday until the time of the services. The family request that memorial contributions be made to the Shrine Crippled Children in care of EdChannell, 457 Davis Rd. or at the funeral home.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley. typed by Beth Moore (Mansfield News Journal, 21 July 1978 p. 6)

Stevenson, Jane (Grimes) -- DIED -- Near Lafayette, August 19, Mrs. JANE STEVENSON, wife of Mr. John Stevenson, aged 65 years. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 30 August 1883, Vol. 33, No. 41]

Stevenson, Jane (Grimes) -- Jane, the wife of Jno. Stevenson, an honored citizen of Butler Twp., this county, departed this life on the morning of August 20, A.D. 1883, aged 64 years, 2 months and 28 days. She was born in Allegheny County, Pa., her maiden name being Grimes. She removed to Ohio in early youth, and in 1839 was joined in marriage to her now widowed companion. Twelve children blessed this union, six of whom have preceded their mother to the spirit world and six remain with us. Bro. G. and wife joined the M.E. Church in Adario during a meeting which followed the organization of the class in that place, and have ever been consistent and honored members of that class. We shall miss her in the social circle and in the assemblages of God's people, but most of all will she be missed and mourned in the family circle where remain the empty chair and the monument which she has built to her memory in the hearts of husband and children during 44 years of wifely devotion and motherly care. Appropriate funeral services were held in the church conducted by the pastor and her body was laid away in the quiet resting place appointed for all the living. -- JAS. TORBETT, Pastor. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 06 September 1883, Vol. 33, No. 42]

Stevenson, Kate A. -- d. 11/9/1871 at Weller Twp.;  17y, 8m;  single;  b. Richland Co.;  mother's maiden name = Foulks [Faulks];  white;  cause of death = consumption;  res. Weller Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stevenson, Samuel  -- Samuel Stevenson, father of Mrs. M.D. Ward, died at his home near the County Infirmary, in Weller Township, about 10 o'clock Tuesday a.m.  Mr. Stevenson was 84 years of age, a pioneer and well known throughout the county.  He was born, raised and put in his life upon the farm upon which he died.  He has sustained three strokes of paralysis within a comparatively short time.  A third attack was suffered Saturday night and it eventually resulted in his death.  Five children survive.  Mrs. Stevenson died about 10 years ago.  Funeral services Thursday at 10:30 o'clock a.m. at Franklin Church, near the county infirmary.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  04 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 18]

Stevenson, Samuel -- Epworth.  'Squire Samuel Stevenson had a third stroke of paralysis last Saturday evening and died Tuesday morning at 10:20 o'clock.  He was born and always lived on the farm where he died, aged 81 years and 6 months  A good man has gone to the reward for which he has been patiently waiting.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  04 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 18]

Stevick, Elizabeth -- Mrs. Elizabeth Stevick, widow of the late Jacob Stevick, died at 1:15 this morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J.M. Ervin, corner of Foster and Flint Streets.  Her death was very sudden.  She had a stroke of paralysis between 7 and 8 o'clock last evening, which was the cause of her death.  Mrs. Stevick was a native of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and came with her family to this city about 60 years ago.  Had she lived until the 19th. of January next she would have been 81 years old.  Her husband died about a year ago.  They were the parents of ten children, all of whom are living, as follows:  Christian Stevick, Mrs. E.P. Bell, Mrs. J.M. Ervin, Wm. H. Stevick and John B. Stevick, all of this city;  Mrs. A.C. Hall, of Eaton Rapids, Mich.;  Samuel W. Stevick, Mrs. David Leiter and Jacob A. Stevick, of Lucas;  H.F. Stevick, of Cleveland.  The funeral will take place from the residence of Mrs. Ervin, Wednesday at 1 o'clock p.m. standard time.  The services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, of the First Lutheran church, of which denomination Mrs. Stevick had been a member for about 23 years, and always a consistent Christian woman.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 December 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 32]

Stevick, Jacob -- Sunday.  Jacob Stevick died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ezra Bell, on East First Street, at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Mr. Stevick was eighty-three years of age and had been failing in health for some time.  The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Dr. H.L. Wiles will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 January 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 34]

Stevick, William -- William Stevick, aged 63 years, died Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock at his home at 142 Hedges Street.  Death was caused by paralysis after an illness of one year.  He is survived by his wife and two sons, Clyde and Howard of this city.  He also leaves two brothers, Christian of this city and Jacob of Lucas and three sisters, Mrs. John Irvin of this city, Mrs. David Leiter of Lucas and Mrs. Amos Hall of Michigan.  Funeral from the home Tuesday afternoon.  [Mansfield Shield:  13 January 1913]

Steward, Charles -- Olivesburg -- Charles Steward died Saturday night at 8 o'clock. He was buried in the Franklin Cemetery on Tuesday. He was an old pioneer and a prominent Democrat and had taken the SHIELD AND BANNER for 43 years. -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 11 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 34]

Steward, James W.

Steward, John

Steward, Margaret -- BUTLER -- Died, at her home three miles north of Butler, of general debility, Jan. 26, Margaret, wife of William T. Steward, aged 74 years, 10 months and 24 days. Buried Monday at 10 a.m. Funeral services at the residence conducted by Rev. Mr. Leckrone of Perry County. Interment in the Worthington Cemetery. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church for many years. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 01 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 38]

Steward, William -- bur. 9/1888 at Mansfield Cem., palpitation of heart, 74y;  colored  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Stewart, ---- -- NEWVILLE -- Mrs. Stewart, who lived west of town, died Saturday evening from injuries received in a fall a few days ago. She was about 70 years old. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 01 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 38]

Stewart, Albert M.

Stewart, Albert M. -- BUTLER -- Albert M. Stewart died at Columbus hospital Friday, from the effects of an operation recently.  He was 59 years of age.  Mr. Stewart conducted a general store in Butler for a number of years and was also manager of the Butler bottle factory a number of years ago, and was well known in this vicinity.  The remains were brought to Butler, Monday, funeral services being conducted at the M.E. church by Rev. H.J. Young, and interment was made in the Butler cemetery.  A wife and son Harold, and three brothers, Thomas, Frank and Edward, survive him.  [Richland County Leader:  06 January 1922, Vol. 3, No. 4]

Stewart, Charles -- The funeral of Charles Stewart, of Weller Township, who died Saturday at the age of 62 years, occurred from his late residence yesterday.  A large number of friends attended.  He was born and raised on the farm where he resided his life time, excepting one years residence in Franklin Township.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  08 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 262]

Stewart, Charles L. -- Monday.  Charles L. Stewart died at his home eight miles northeast of the city, at eight o'clock last Saturday of consumption.  The deceased was 60 years old and leaves a wife and three children.  The funeral will take place Tuesday at his late residence at 10 o'clock.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 34]

Stewart, David -- Wednesday.  David Stewart, postmaster at Hastings P.O., died Tuesday at 8 o'clock.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. F.B. Foster will conduct the services.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 June 1892]

Stewart, Edward -- Edward Stewart, one more pioneer of Richland County, who was born in Springfield Township, Richland County, O., Feb. 1, 1833, died at his home two miles south of Bellville, May 28, 1903.  Edward Stewart has lived the allotted time of man, and his life from boyhood to a ripe age has been one of honesty and integrity, always ready to help those that are in want, and kind to all around him.  He leaves many kind friends to mourn his loss who feel their life has been made better by his associations.  Of him it can safely be said he had no enemies and the community deeply mourns his loss, and his bereaved family has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in which he lived, which was evidenced by the large concourse of relatives and friends who followed his remains to their last resting place in the beautiful Bellville Cemetery.  And now that his weary feet have come to the end of their toilsome journey, and his enfranchised spirit shall have passed upward and inward through the pearly gates, we know that the record of his life and actions being pure and spotless he will be permitted to hear from Him who sitteth as the judge supreme the welcome word of "Well done good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joys of thy Lord."  Those who survive Mr. Stewart i his wife, Statira, and four children -- Mrs. Myrtle Adams of Newark, M.A. Stewart of Galion, Mrs. Nora Robinson of near Bellville, and John Y. Stewart, who, with his mother will live at the old home.  Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. J.W. Boyer.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  04 June 1903, Vol. 11, No. 12]

Stewart, Eliza -- Mrs. Eliza Stewart, widow of John Stewart, who has been lying dangerously ill with dropsy of the heart at her home three miles east of Mansfield, is not expected to live.  [Mansfield Herald:  29 July 1886]

Stewart, Eliza -- Thursday.  Mrs. Eliza Stewart, who is well known in this city, died at her home three miles southeast of the city, at 7 o'clock this morning.  The interment will be in the Mansfield Cemetery, Saturday, at 9 o'clock a.m.  Mrs. Stewart was an aunt of Mrs. John Sherman, who will come here from Washington to attend the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 June 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 6]

Stewart, Elizabeth C. (Garrison)

Stewart, Ezra -- Hon. Ezra Stewart, of Plymouth, father of O.F. Stewart of this place, died on last Monday morning at 4:30 o'clock, aged 81 years.  He formerly represented Huron County in the Ohio Legislature.  [Shelby Independent News:  12 October 1876, Vol. 8, No. 51]

Stewart, Ezra -- Died, in Plymouth, Richland Co., Ohio, October 9th., 1876, Hon. Ezra Stewart, aged 81 years.  Judge Stewart was born in Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, July 28th., 1795.  First settled in New Haven, Huron Co., Ohio in 1821.  Returned east with his family on account of sickness, in 1825;  in 1840 he returned to New Haven township, where he continued to reside until his death.  In early life Judge Stewart united with the Presbyterian Church, and for nearly sixty years he maintained a very high character as a consistent Christian gentleman.  Beloved and respected by the people of Huron County, he was, in 1842, appointed an associate judge for that county, which office he held for a term of seven years.  As a business man, he had the confidence of the community in which he lived.  Probity was the rule of his life, and sterling integrity marked every business transaction in which he engaged.  In politics he was an old line democrat, and was an ardent supporter of Mr. Douglass for the presidency.  When Fort Sumter fell, however, he was among the first of his party in Huron Co., to declare it to be his purpose to give a hearty support to Mr. Lincoln in putting down the rebellion.  The leading republicans of Huron County, wishing to give some token of their appreciation of the man for the noble stand thus taken so early in the war, nominated and elected him to represent the people of that county in the Ohio Legislature, for the session of 1862-3.  Judge Stewart leaves a widow -- his second wife, five sons and two daughters by his first wife.  In his death his family lose a kind and affectionate husband and father, and the people of Huron County will remember him as an honest, faithful public servant, ever ready to extend a generous helping hand in every good word and work.  [Shelby Independent News:  26 October 1876, Vol. 9, No. 1]

Stewart, George H. -- LEXINGTON -- Quite a number of relatives of this place attended the funeral of George H. Stewart at Mansfield, Monday afternoon, at his late home, 24 Glessner avenue.  Mr. Stewart was 82 years of age.  He was born in Lexington, but had been a resident of Mansfield many years.  He was married to Miss Sarah Retrie, who survives him.  He served three years on Company C., O.V.I., during the Civil War.  Rev. H.C. Roehner, of the First Lutheran church, of which he was a member, conducted the services, burial to be in Mansfield Cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  11 November 1921, Vol. 2, No. 48]

Stewart, Hattie -- Shelby.  Miss Hattie Stewart, daughter of County Surveyor Stewart, died Tuesday night of consumption after a lingering illness.  Interment Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 3]

Stewart, Helen E. -- 73Y;  d. 6/13/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 9/29/1881 at West Virginia;  bur. Mt. Zion Cem., Fairmont  [MNJ 6/14/1955]

Stewart, Jacob -- Jacob Stewart, residing a few miles north of Lexington, this county, on his way home from the centennial, jumped the train this side of Pittsburg, while in rapid motion, and was killed.  He is said to have been insane.   [Shelby Independent News:  16 November 1876, Vol. 9, No. 4]

Stewart, Jacob -- Jacob Stewart, an old gentleman who resided two miles north of Lexington, went to the Centennial a couple of weeks ago, and returning, jumped off the train this side of Pittsburg and was killed.  The train was stopped and his body brought on to Mansfield on Wednesday, and thence to his family in Troy Township.  He gave indications on the train of being insane.  He was a married man, having three married sons and other children.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 November 1876]

Stewart, Jennie — On the 15th. Inst., at Washington tp., in this county, Jennie Stewart, aged 76. [Mansfield Gazette: 22 December 1825]

Stewart, K. Elizabeth -- d. 9/1/1870 at Troy Twp., child bed fever;  23y, 3m, 11d;  b. Cumberland Co., Penn.;  housewife;  res. Troy Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stewart, Lessie -- Wednesday.  Lessie, the 3-years-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Stewart, died Tuesday evening, at 9:30.  Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m., from the home of the parents, two miles from the city on Lexington Avenue, Rev. F.B. Foster officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 October 1892]

Stewart, Lillis -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Lillis Stewart, of Monroe Township, died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  She had been an invalid for many years, and since the death of her husband, David Stewart, about a year ago, her failure in health was very rapid.  Mrs. Stewart was 76 years old and no immediate relatives survive her.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Monroe Church, Rev. F.B. Foster, of the United Presbyterian Church, of this city, will conduct the service.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 September 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 19]

Stewart, Margaret -- Died, On the 13th. inst., after a short illness Mrs. Margaret Stewart, consort of James Stewart, Esq., of this place, aged 20.  A sphere of existence so abridged and yet embracing the vicissitudes of longevity is too confined to exemplify the virtues and excellencies of any mortal however eminently they are possessed.  The means, objects of charity and length of days must all fall within the circle which the good and benevolent occupy in order either to diffuse happiness among others, or reap glory for themselves.  These adventitious circumstances by an overruling Providence are frequently denied and yet the beneficent attributes are richly bestowed.  And thus it was with Mrs. Stewart.  But that which adds the highest valuation to her character was her early acquaintance with the system of salvation and personal and public dedication of herself to God in the Gospel Covenant.  This relation by faith she maintained steady and inviolate in opposition to adversities, temptations and life's allurements, and by it both courted and triumphed over death at last.  From this consideration that for her to die was gain the bereaved and surviving husband, parents and friends will extract a consolation to moderate their sorrow and be furnished also with an example to prepare to meet their God.  [Mansfield Gazette & Richland Farmer:  13 August 1828]

Stewart, Martha Harlan -- Died, at Ontario, June 4th., Martha Harlan, youngest daughter of Dr. & Mrs. J. Sloan Stewart, of diphtheria.  Funeral 6:30 p.m. June 5th.  Carlisle papers please copy.  [Mansfield Herald:  10 June 1886]

Stewart, Mary Ellen Walters -- LEXINGTON -- MRS. MARY ELLEN STEWART CLAIMED BY GRIM REAPER  -- Aged 71 years, 1 month and 26 days, Mrs. Mary Ellen Walters Stewart died Wednesday of last week in the General Hospital at Mansfield.  For the past seven weeks the deceased woman had been a patient at the hospital, a cancerous growth being the cause of death.  Funeral services were held Friday at the residence, west of Bellville, Rev. J.R. Frye, officiating.  Interment was in the Lexington cemetery.  The deceased woman is survived by her husband, J.H. Stewart, and five children as follows:  Martin Waters, Dayton Walters, John Walters, Moses Walters, Mrs. Laura Young, Mrs. Lawrence Hartman.  Mrs. Walters leaves a memory which her bereaved family will cherish, for her life was one of devotion and Christian charity.  Her patience and endurance and thoughtfulness of others during her last illness was an example of the strength of her character.  Her host of friends extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.  [Richland County Leader:  17 September 1920, Vol. 1, No. 41]

Stewart, Mary (Kennedy) -- Monday.  The funeral of Mrs. Dr. J.S. Stewart at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon was largely attended.  After an impressive sermon by Rev. Meese the remains were interred in the Mansfield Cemetery, the funeral cortege being large.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 May 1892]

Stewart, Mary (Kennedy) -- Mary (Kennedy) Stewart, wife of Dr. J.S. Stewart, died at her residence, No. 25, Park Avenue West, at 4:50 this morning, of nervous prostration, the result of la grippe.  In December last the deceased suffered from the prevailing trouble, which was followed by a severe attack of quinsy.  She recovered, however, and was feeling finely until last Thursday, when she sustained an attack of nervous prostration from which she died.  Mrs. Stewart, nee Kennedy, was born in Carlisle, Pa., in February, 1853, consequently she was 39 years of age at the time of her death.  In 1877 she married Dr. Stewart and with him moved to Ontario, this county, where they remained until October, 1889, when they removed to this city, locating in the house in which she died.  A sad circumstance connected with her death is the fact that on the day before she was taken down with her last sickness the final improvement had been made on their house and everything was in readiness to settle in perfect comfort in their elegant residence.  The deceased leaves a husband and three children, aged 14, 13 and 3 years, respectively, to mourn their loss.  Mrs. Stewart has been a consistent Christian ever since childhood, being at the time of her death a member of the First Presbyterian church.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. D.J. Meese officiating.  The many friends of the family deeply sympathize with the bereaved in their great loss.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 May 1892]

Stewart, Mrs. E.P. (nee Martin) -- d. 2/18/1913 at home near Olivesburg, sis/o Capt. T.B. Martin of Mansfield;  husband died one year ago;  mother of Dimon C., Lureissa and Calla;  sis/o Mrs. Caroline Cline of Shelby.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  18 February 1913] 

Stewart, Mrs. John -- LEXINGTON -- The remains of Mrs. John Stewart, of Perry township, who died in the hospital at Mansfield, were brought here for burial, Friday afternoon, in the Lexington cemetery.  Mrs. Stewart was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Walters, of Perry township.  [Richland County Leader:  17 September 1920, Vol. 1, No. 41]

Stewart, Nancy J. -- bur. 5/16/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  81y;  res. Jefferson Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Stewart, Robert -- Ontario.  Again we are called upon to report the death of one of our pioneer citizens.  Robert Stewart departed this life April 10, of congestion of the brain after an illness of three days.  He had complained of a pain in his head for a few days previous.  He had been blessed with a rugged constitution.  The announcement of his death was the first intimation his neighbors generally had of his sickness.  The high esteem in which the deceased was held was fully attested by the large procession which followed his remains to their last resting place on Saturday.  An impressive service was held by the Rev. J.H. Barron in the M.E. church at Bloominggrove of which the deceased was a  respected member.  The deceased was born at Jefferson, July 17, 1816.  When he was in his infancy, his parents settled in the northern part of Springfield township where Robert grew to manhood and enjoyed the privileges of the pioneers of those days.  In 1844 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Drake.  Ten children was the result of this union.  Two children, twins, died in their infancy and Mrs. Strock died about four years ago.  In 1882 Mr. Stewart sold his farm in Springfield Township and bought the Simon Long farm in the southern part of Sandusky Township.  As a husband, father and neighbor, he was always kind and considerate.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  17 April 1890, Vol. 6, No. 36]

Stewart, Samuel, Jr.  -- Died, in Monroe, on the 9th. inst., Mr. Samuel Stewart Jr.  He was taken with a severe pain in his head which terminated his existence in five hours.  [Mansfield Gazette & Richland Farmer:  19 January 1831]

Stewart, Sarah Ann -- d. 12/6/1868 at Monroe Twp.;  12y, 7m, 8d;  b. Ohio;  white;  cause:  pneumonia;  res.  Monroe Twp.   [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stewart, Solomon -- Monday.  A sensational report comes from Butler, to the effect that at Rochester, a small town about 15 miles east of there and located on the T., W.V. & O. railroad, a deserved mobbing took place Saturday.  At Rochester there are a number of Italians employed on the grade of the new road and it is said that Solomon Stewart bartered to six of the Dagos his wife’s honor.  A dispute arose about money and the Italians beat him unmercifully.  He was taken to his home east of Butler, where he remained until about midnight Saturday night, when a mob, which had been formed for the purpose of lynching him for his inhumanity, beat him to death.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 September 1892]

Stewart, Susannah -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Susannah Stewart, aged 72 years, mother of Dr. J.S. Stewart, of this city, died of la grippe at her home, near Ontario, at 6 o'clock last evening.  Funeral services will be held at her late home tomorrow afternoon, at 2 o'clock.  The interment will take place at Carlisle, Pa., and the remains will be conveyed to that place on the P.F. train at 6:12 tomorrow evening.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 January 1892]

Stichler, A.R. -- BUTLER -- A.R. Stichler died at his home near Perrysville Monday night after a lingering illness with cancer.  Mr. Stichler was a former resident and merchant of Butler for many years.  In his younger days he taught school.  He was a good neighbor and well like by all who knew him.  He was 65 years old and leaves a widow and many friends to mourn the loss of a good husband and citizen.  Funeral services at St. John's Thursday at 2:00.  Interment at same place   [Richland County Leader:  21 May 1920, Vol. 1, No. 24]

Stichler, Abraham R.

Stichler, Della (Taylor) -- After an illness of several months, Mrs. George M. Stichler passed peacefully away at her home in Butler, Monday about 5 aa.m., as the result of an attack of a complicated disease.  The funeral was held Wednesday at 1 p.m., and services were conducted at the Evangelical church by Rev. E. Radabaugh.  Interment was made in the Butler Cemetery.  Della Taylor, daughter of Noble Taylor and wife, was born in Worthington Twp., Oct. 8, 1875, was united in marriage to George M. Stichler, who survives her, about two years ago.  She died in the full bloom of her womanhood March 30, 1903, aged 27 years, 5 months and 22 days.  She leaves a heartbroken husband, sorrowing parents, two brothers and one sister to mourn her untimely departure.  The bereft family have the earnest sympathy of a large circle of friends in their time of sorrow.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  02 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 13]

Stichler, Malinda (Long)

Stichler, LeRoy Leonard -- b. 4/24/1890;  d. 3/18/1950;  bur. Mansfield Cemeter  [memorial card on file at the Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Stickler, Agnes (McForbes) -- Mrs. Agnes M. Stickler, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. McForbes, died at her late home in Independence, Saturday night, the 10th. inst. in the twenty-seventh year of her age.  She was married to A.R. Stickler, Dec. 16th., 1882.  She united with the Pres. church of Perrysville several years ago, but from her early childhood, showed that Christian graces were growing in her heart.  Always an amiable, obedient daughter, and during her brief --<text missing>-- knew her.  The funeral service was conducted at Bunker Hill church on the 13th., by Rev. Anderson, assisted by Rev. Copley.  Less than a year ago the former officiated at the wedding.  The last sad rites were attended by a large and truly sympathizing congregation.   --  [Bellville Star:  15 November 1883, Vol. 7, No. 7]

Stickrod, Lettie M. -- Lettie M., the 20-years-old daughter of Martin Stickrod, of 263 Park Avenue East, died at her home at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  The funeral will be held from the German Lutheran Church on West Third Street, Sunday at 2 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 November 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 26]

Stienbacker, William -- bur. 4/26/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  15y, 3m, 18d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Stienen, John William -- John William Stienen was born in Mauxsine, Germany, April 9, 1840, and died May 15, 1906, after a brief illness of six days, aged 66 years, 1 month and 6 days.  He was married to Anna M. Snook, of Quarmbaugh, Germany, Dec. 4, 1866.  To this union were born one son and four daughters.  They left their native home and arrived in Mansfield, O., May 2, 1868.  The son and one daughter died in infancy.  Two brothers in Germany, his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Gideon Shafer, of Lexington, Mrs. George McMullen, and Mrs. Lloyd Hunter, of Mansfield, and two grandsons mourn his death.  Mr. and Mrs. Steinen united with the St. John's German church in 1877.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  18 May 1906, Vol. 14, No. 16]

Stier, Emma -- w/o Phillip;  former Mansfield resident;  d. 2/2/1955 at home, Anahaim, CA;  bur. at Anaheim, CA  [MNJ 2/3/1955]

Stier, Eva -- 78Y;  wid/o John;  d. 12/8/1956 at Madison Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 11/5/1878 at Yugoslavia  [MNJ 12/8/1956]

Stiffler, Peter -- Shelby.  Peter Shiffler, died in this city last Thursday morning, having retired Wednesday evening in a partially drunken condition from which he never awakened.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 4]

Stiffler, Peter -- Shelby.  The body of Peter Stiffler, who died several days ago, was exhumed at Oakland Cemetery and taken back to his old home in Pennsylvania.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 8]

Still, Nellie Mercer --Mrs. Nellie Mercer Still, 68, was found dead at her home, 412 Woodland Ave., at 6 p.m. yesterday by her three sons, Coroner D. C. Lavender said death was caused by a heart attack. Born in Mansfield June 8, 1887, the daughter of Joseph B. and Mary Campbell Mercer, she had spent her entire life in the neighborhood in which she died. She was an active member of the Grace Gospel church and the widow of link S. Still. Mrs. Still had been in failing health for the past three years. Surviving are three sons, Clyde Garn, Harold Garn and Elwood Garn, all of Mansfield and one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Brawm, a missionary for the Christian and Missionary Alliance in the Belgian Congo, Africa; 13 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Henry Mercer and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Eyerly, both of Mansfield. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the J. H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral home by Rev. M.W. Radcliffe, pastor of the Grace Gospel church. Burial will be in Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Sandy DeLauretis [Mansfield News Journal, Friday 2 April 1954, page 18]

Stillwagon, Adam -- HEART ATTACK PROVES FATAL -- Death Summons Adam Stillwagon, Long Resident Here, Today -- Adam Stillwagon, aged nearly 65 years, and employe of the Ohio Public Service Co., for the period of 33 years as repair man and switchman, died suddenly Wednesday morning at his home, 17 lida st. following an attack of heart complications. He had gone to his work early in the morning as had beed his custom for many years looking after switches for the street railway, and complained to a fellow workman who immediatly removed him to his home. A physician was summined as he continued to grwo worse, but death resulted before assestance arrived. Coroner B. E. Shreffler was called and pronounced death as being due to heart conditions. The body was removed to the finefrock mortuary where it will remain until Thursday when it will be taked to his late home, 17 Lida st. but later is will be returned to the Finefrock funeral home where services in charge of Rev. Wellington T. Leininger, pastor of the Mayflower Congregational church will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in Mansfield cemetery. He was born in Van Wert County Aug 16, 1862 and came to Richland county locating in Mansfield with his parents when three years of age, spending 62 years of his life here. In 1897 he entered the employ of the old Mansfield Street Railway Co., in the repair department and continued with the suceeding company, the Ohio Public Service Co., until his death. He is survived by his wife, Dora Earick Stillwagon, one daughter, Mrs. Edmund Danals of Ontario, a son Clarence Stillwagon of Mansfield, two sisters Mrs. Albert Stelts this city, Mrs. Marvilla Shambaugh of Lucas and four grandchildren. Submitted by Jess. [The Mansfield News 04 June 1930]

Stillwagon, Clarence F. -- MANSFIELD - Clarence F. Stillwagon, 86, of 131 Poplar St. died Saturday evening in Mansfield General Hospital after a three-week illness. He was born April 9, 1895, in Jackson Township and lived here all his life. Mr. Stillwagon was a retired steam engine engineer for the Mansfield City Water Department and a member of the Mansfield Baptist Temple. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Donna) Henry of Lucas, Miss Betty Stillwagon of Florida, Mrs. N. Myrtle Shafer of Shelby and Mrs. Mary Sapp of Ontario; three stepsons, John Ish at home, LeRoy Ish of Indiana and Paul Ish of Mansfield; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Richard Folger, his pastor. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Jess. [Mansfield News Journal 01 Mar 1982 A-7]

Stillwagon, Daniel -- Died This Morning at his Home Four Miles South of Shelby.-Death Caused by a Cancer. The death of Daniel Stillwagon an old soldier occurred this morning at the family home four miles south of Shelby. The deceased was 66 years of age and has lived in this community for a number of years. Death was the result of a cancer. He has been ill for the past year. Hir first wife died in 1891 and he married again. The funeral will be held Thrusday from the Mt. Bethel church at 10 o'clock and the interment will occur at the Mt. Bethel cemetery. Submitted by Jesse. [Shelby Daily Globe: 17 March 1901]

Stillwagon, Dora Elizabeth -- Mrs. Dora Stillwagon Had Lived in City 27 Years. Mrs. Dora Elizabeth Stillwagon, 62, widow of Adam Stillwagon, died at the family home, 17 Lida street, early today following a lingering illness. Born on a farm in Jackson township, Oct. 5, 1874, Mrs. Stillwagon came to Mansfield 27 years ago. She was a member of the Mayflower Congregational church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marie Danals; a son, Clarence; her mother, Mrs. Levi Earick, all of Mansfield; three brothers, Earnest Earick of Applecreek, Orrville Earick of Mansfield and Willard Earick of Shelby; a sister, Mrs. Marie Wade of Shelby, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the Finefrock funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Friday by Rev. James Wilkerson, pastor of the Assembly of God Tabernacle. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by Jess. [Mansfield News Journal 30 Sept 1936 p.12]

Stillwagon, Edna M. -- Mrs. Edna M. Stillwagon, 71, of 131 Poplar St., wife of Clarence F. Stillwagon, died this morning in the Mansfield General Hospital following a one-year illness. Born April 16, 1897 in Galion, Mrs. Stillwagon lived most of her life in Mansfield. She was a former maintenance employee for the Elks Club and was a member of the First Assembly of God. Surviving besides her husband are three sons, John Isch Jr., Paul Isch and LeRoy Isch, all of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Henry of Lucas and Mrs. Betty Alexander of Mansfield; two step-daughters, Mrs. Earl Shafer and Mrs. John Sapp, both of Mansfield, and 15 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. by Rev. Clinton E. VanZant. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting Wednesday evening. Submitted by Jess. [Mansfield News Journal 08 Apr 1969 p.9]

Stillwagon, George (external link)

Stillwagon, Mrs. Daniel -- DEATH Of Mrs. Daniel Stillwagon Result of Paralysis of the Hear. The death of Mrs. Daniel Stillwagon occurred Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the family home three miles south of Shelby. The deceased was 72 years of age and death was the result of paralysis of the heart. The funeral will be held Friday. Meeting at the house at 1 o'clock. Services at Mt. Bethel church at 2 o'clock. Submitted by Jesse. [Shelby Daily Globe: 20 June 1901]

Stillwagon, William -- William Stillwagon, an old and respected citizen living eight and one-half miles northwest of this city died at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday evening of paralysis. The deceased was in the 74th year. He leaves a wife and three children, Adam Stillwagon, and Mrs. William Stiltz both of this city and Mrs. Brubaker, who resides near Lucas. Funeral at 8:30 Friday morning. Regular services conducted at the Evangelical church, southeast of town. Submitted by Jess. [Weekly News (Mansfield): 06 Aug 1903 p.4]

Stillwagon, William -- Died Tuesday Evening And Was Buried Today -- William Stillwagon, an old and respected citizen living eight and one-half miles northwest of Mansfield died at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday evening of paralysis. The deceased was in his 74th year. He leaves a wife and three children, Adam Stillwagon, and Mrs. William Stiltz, both of Mansfield, and Mrs. Burbaker, who resides near Lucas. Funeral at 8:30 Friday morning. Regular serivces conducted at the Emanuel church, southeast of Mansfield. Submitted by Jess. [Shelby Daily Globe 07 Aug 1903]

Stillwell, Mrs. L.C. -- LEXINGTON -- King Blair received the sad news of the death of his sister, Mrs. L.C. Stillwell, of Mt. Vernon.  She died at the Mt. Carmel hospital in Columbus at 6 p.m., Saturday, of complications.  She was born at Lexington and spent her girlhood days here.  She was 61 years of age.  Beside her husband, she leaves two daughters, Madeline Maxwell and Mrs. Ruth Tudor;  one son, Wendell;  also two granddaughters;  two sisters, Mrs. Mary Benedict and Winifred of Columbus;  two brothers, King, of this place, and Melvin, of Kokomo, Ind.  Funeral services were held at her late home on East High street in Mt. Vernon, Tuesday noon.  [Richland County Leader:  20 January 1922, Vol. 3, No. 6]

Stimely, Lydia -- Mrs. Lydia Stimely died July 31st., 1883, at her residence two miles northwest of Newville.  She was buried Aug. 2nd., at Mt. Olive Cemetery.  Funeral services were held in the church, Revs. Drs. Thomas and Wiles participating in the services.  She was born in Union Co., Pa., in the year 1808.  When about twenty years of age she married George Stimely.  She moved to this country in 1833, and bought two quarters of land on which she lived up to her death.  Her husband died in the spring of 1842.  She has four children living and two dead.  Seventeen grandchildren living and eight dead;  seventeen great-grandchildren living and four dead.  She has been a consistent member of the Lutheran church for many years.  Not only the children loose a kind and loving mother but the church one of its strongest advocates.  As might be expected from the life she lived, her end was peace.  --  [Bellville Star:  16 August 1883, Vol. 6, No. 46]

Stimely, Lydia -- Mt. Olive.  Mrs. Stimely was buried at the Mt. Olive Cemetery last Thursday.  --  [Bellville Star:  09 August 1883, Vol. 6, No. 45]

Stimen, Ralph -- Ralph, the infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Stimen, who live on a farm four and a half miles west of the city on the Millsborough Road, died Tuesday afternoon about 1 o'clock as the result of a horrible accident Monday.  The child, it appears, was playing near the fire when its apron became ignited and before the blaze could be extinguished the child's spine had been burned and other injuries received which resulted in the little one's death.  The father of the child is a stepson of Ezra Geissinger, of this city.  Funeral services Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock;  interment in Marlow Cemetery Wednesday, Jan. 21.  Mr. Stimen is a grandson of John Greer, Sr., of this vicinity.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  29 January 1902, Vol. 11, No. 4]

Stimens, Carmon Cleo -- As stated exclusively in Tuesday evening's News, Carmon Cleo Stimens, whose name was incorrectly reported to the News as Herman Stern, the six-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Stimens, of 298 East First Street, died about 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon as the result of being buried in a sand pile by two of his playmates.  The sand bank was uncovered by the grading of East First Street and is located just in front of the little boy's home.  Carmon, with two other little boys, Howard Straub and Raymond Woodard, aged three and four years respectively, had been spending the afternoon playing in the sand pile.  During the course of their play they had excavated a hole about five feet long and two feet wide and about the same depth, and Carmon lay down in the excavation.  The other little fellows said that they would play he was dead and covered him completely with sand with one foot protruding above ground.  After covering him, they jumped on the sand pile and stamped it down on him.  Two workman, Samuel Eyerly and William Crawford, who were working at a sewer manhole at the corner of East First and Bushnell Streets, just opposite the sand pile, noticed the little boys playing in the sand and afterwards saw them heaping it on the third.  A short time after they saw hat there were but two boys and asked them where the other one was.  They pointed to the sand pile and said that they had buried him.  The men quickly went over to the sand pile and after shoveling away some of the sand, discovered the little boy and after pulling him out, carried him into the home.  Carmon was in an unconscious condition when taken out of the sand pile, as the workmen say that he must have been covered for about five minutes.  Dr. Stevens was summoned and although he made every effort to save the little fellow, he died a short time afterwards.  The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Methodist Episcopal church conducted by the Rev. W. Arter Wright.  Ralph Stimens, father of the unfortunate child, is a grandson of John Greer, Sr., northeast of town.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  04 August 1905, Vol. 17, No. 26 as reprinted from the Wednesday edition of the Mansfield News.] 

Stimens, Glenn -- Mansfield – Glenn Stimens, 89, formerly of 1028 Woodville Road , died Monday morning, Sept. 15, 1997, at Woodlawn Nursing Home.  Mr. Stimens was born March 3, 1908 , on Mansfield , being a life-long resident.  He was a retired bricklayer and meat cutter.  Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, John and Marilyn Stimens of Mansfield ; three grandchildren, Dan Stimens, Kurt Stimens and Diane Reynard; four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (Kozik) Stimens.  There will be no calling or services held at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors.  Private burial will take place Wednesday at Mansfield Memorial Park .  Submitted by Steve.  [source unknown]

Stine, Henry

Stine, John Adam -- Mr. Adam Stine, an old and respected citizen of Cass Township, died last Friday evening.  An obituary will appear in its usual place.  Rev. Ruth preached the funeral sermon, on Sunday, at the London Church.  [Shelby Independent News:  12 October 1876, Vol. 8, No. 51]

Stine, John Adam -- Died, On the 6th. inst., at his late residence, John Adam Stine, aged 81 years, 7 months and 19 days.  Father Stine was born in Lebanon Co., Pa.  In 1833 he came to Ohio, and lived five years in Clark County, from which place he moved to Richland County, where he lived the remainder of his days.  His family consisted of wife and seven children, of whom his wife and two children preceded him to a better world.  In early life he united with the Ev. Lutheran Church, and for sixty years held fast to his profession of faith without wavering, a regular attendant upon the means of grace, leading a quiet and peaceable life.  During the last six months, while the outward man was rapidly perishing, the inward man was renewed day by day, so that he had a desire to be absent form the body and to be present with the Lord.  Death had no terrors to his mind.  When the hour of his departure came, without a groan and without a struggle he fell asleep in Jesus.  His funeral took place last Sabbath at the London Church, attended by a large congregation.  The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. F.J. Ruth, his former pastor, from the words "Weep not for me but weep for yourselves and for your children."  [Shelby Independent News:  12 October 1876, Vol. 8, No. 51]

Stine, Mrs. Adam -- WHILE VISITING HER BROTHER IN SHELBY - MRS. ADAM STINE DIED -- Mrs. Adam Stine, a sister of Councilman Henry Wentz, of East Main street, came to Shelby yesterday from Crestline to visit her brother.  This morning she was dead  She was nearly 70 years of age and the wheels of life run down.  Shortly after arriving in Shelby she became ill and Dr. Kohler was called in.  After a few minutes in the sick room the friends and relatives were told that Mrs. Stine could not live until morning.  Her children were notified and came here from Crestline.  They arrived in time to see their mother before her death.  She passed away this morning at 8:00.  The remains will be taken back to Crestline tomorrow for interment.  The deceased was the mother of John F. Stine, of Douglas avenue, this city.  [Mansfield News:  12 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 190 as reprinted from the Shelby Globe]

Stine, William -- Wednesday.  Wm. Stine, a P.F. brakeman, employed in the yards at Crestline, was run over and almost instantly killed at that place that night.  The deceased was about 30 years of age.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 March 1893]

Stinebaugh, John -- John Stinebaugh, an aged citizen of Mansfield, died Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Hoppe, on Wayne Street.  He was 85 years of age.  He was born at Nassau, Germany, April 19, 1813.  He came to the United States in 1854 and has lived in Mansfield ever since.  He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Phoebe Hoppe and Mrs. James McClane, of Wayne Street, and Mrs. Jacob Sollinger, of High Water, Licking County.  He was the grandfather of Officer Michael Sonner.  Funeral Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  30 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 72]

Stinger, Abbie D. -- d. 8/13/1870 at Mansfield, brain disease;  4m, 13d;  b. at Mansfield;  res.  3rd. Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stinger, Gwen -- Died, Monday November 24th., Gwen Stinger, youngest daughter of Daniel and Isabella Stinger, Aged three years.  <<verse omitted>>  [Ohio Liberal:  17 December 1879]

Stinger, Martin -- Martin Stinger, of Plymouth, aged 70, while throwing a forkful of hay to some horses at Frank Hagers' three and a half miles west of this city where he was visiting since Saturday, fell dead from heart disease.  [Mansfield Herald:  04 December 1890, Vol. 41, No. 3]

Stinson, ---- -- Dr. Harvey Reed received word Tuesday morning of the death of Mrs. Reed's brother, a young son of Mr. & Mrs. James Stinson of Dalton.  Mr. & Mrs. Reed expected to attend the funeral today.  [Mansfield Herald:  19 August 1886]

Stitzel, ---- -- Honey Creek.  Lewis Stitzel’s little boy died Friday morning of diphtheritic croup and was buried Friday afternoon.  [Loudonville Democrat:  10 December 1896]

Stiving, Jacob

Stiving, Jacob

Stiving, Sevilla C. -- Died, in Williams Co., Ohio, Mrs. Sevilla C. Stiving, June 11th., 1881, aged 88 years, 5 months and 4 days.  [Ohio Liberal:  07 July 1881]

Stober, Mary Ann -- We learn that on Sunday last, the mother of our townsman, Mr. R.D. Stober, died at Carbondale, IL.  Her remains were brought to Shelby for interment.  On Friday last, the wife of his brother died at the same place.  He has our sympathies in these afflictions.  [Shelby Independent News:  23 January 1873, Vol. 5, No. 13]

Stober, Mary Ann -- The remains of Mrs. Stober, mother of our townsman R.D. Stober, were interred at Ganges on Sabbath last.  [Shelby Independent News:  30 January 1873, Vol. 5, No. 14]

Stober, Mary Ann -- Mary Ann Stober died in Jackson County, Illinois, on the 19th. day of January, 1873, aged 55 years, 3 months and 3 days.  The deceased was born in Lancaster County, Pa., on the 16th. day of October, 1807;  married to John Stober in the year 1828, on the 25th. of May, and lived with him 44 years, 7 months and 21 days.  This aged couple were residents of the vicinity of Ganges for a long time, previous to their moving to Illinois, which was about three years ago.  They purposed returning to Ohio in the spring, but death waits for no arrangements.  One of their sons had but a few days previous, met with the loss of his companion, and while away to Mercer County, Ill., attending the interment of her mortal remains, this heavy stroke fell upon the family.  Mother Stober has been known as a working, zealous, faithful Christian, and in the thralls of death she leaned upon that strong arm which alone can support when human agencies fail.  Her remains were brought to Ganges, Ohio, and Sabbath the 26th. inst., the funeral services were held in the church where a crowded congregation awaited the arrival of the funeral procession.  After services the remains were taken to the Ganges Cemetery and interred, to await the resurrection morn.  "There is hope for the afflicted."  -- W.A.K.  [Shelby Independent News:  30 January 1873, Vol. 5, No. 14]

Stober, Lucy Dellrue Gipson -- DIED, Of Congestive Fever, on Tuesday, November 24th., 1868, LUCY DELLRUE GIPSON, wife of R.D. Stober, of this place, aged 28 years, 3 months and 19 days.  One of the saddest duties we have to perform, is thus to record the death of one so universally beloved.  A gloom has settled upon our village;  all hearts feel it, and the tearful eyes we meet, all tell, a loved one has died.  On last Christmas Eve, she was married, and a bright future was spread out before them;  but alas! like an untimely frost nipping the choicest flower, she has been stricken down in the very bloom of her life, and her friends made unutterably sad, by this bereavement.  One who was present at her death says she fully realized her condition.  She told her friends she was going to die, and proceeded to make all arrangements.  She requested Rev. Painter to preach her funeral discourse, and her friends not to procure a very expensive tombstone for her;  yet she wanted them to keep her grave clean and neat and not to forget that she was buried there.  She then distributed her rings to her friends, as though she had no more need of them.  Soon after she said to Mr. Painter, "let us pray".  After a very impressive prayer, she sung the familiar hymn "There is a happy land", and asked her friends to assist in singing others.  Raising her hands toward heaven, she exclaimed, "Oh my angel!"  She remarked that she always thought that she would be afraid to die, but she was not.  She bade good bye to her friends and expired, in a very peaceful state of mind.  The funeral took place at 2 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday, followed to the grave by a very large concourse of relations and friends, who performed the last sad rites of burial, over her lifeless remains.  The Order of Good Templars, of which she was a member, were in attendance in large numbers.  Why should her relatives and friends longer weep.  DELL is at rest, free from every pain, sorrow or fear.  They have yet to buffet the storms and troubles of life.  Rather should we all prepare for death, for surely, here we have another proof that "In the midst of life we are in death".   [Shelby Independent News:  26 November 1868, Vol. 1, No. 3]

Stober, Mrs. J.P. (nee Urich) -- The funeral of the wife of Dr. Stober took place Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from her late residence in Lexington.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  28 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 8]

Stober, Mrs. J.P. (nee Urich) -- Lexington.  Shadows of gloom fell deep on many hearts when Mrs. J.P. Stober's mystic chord of life was broken at 4 o'clock Monday morning.  She was the wife of Dr. Stober and death was due to heart failure superinduced by a chronic malady.  She did not take to her bed until 2 o'clock p.m., Jan. 22, but she soon sank into a deep lethargy and Dr. Foster, of Mansfield, was called in counsel.  But death's seal, was on her pallid brow and she hardly again felt the loving touch of sorrowing friends who watched the expiring of life's feeble flame.  Mrs. Stober was like an angel of joy and love round home's sacred shrine and by her death three small children are bereft of a loving mother's care and a void is felt in a kind husband's heart.  Truth, justice, mercy dominated her life and death to her was but a step across the narrow brink of time to heaven's eternal elysium.  She was born in Franklin Township, Sept. 22, 1862, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Urich.  She was married there Sept. 1, 1887, to Dr. Stober and they came to Lexington seven years ago.  Funeral was at 1 o'clock Jan. 26.  The Rev. Mr. Thompson officiated and his beautiful discourse assuaged the bitter anguish of her kindred and many friends who will long cherish a fond memory of her genial radiant presence.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  01 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 9]

Stober, Mrs. John -- Mrs. John Stober, of Shelby, sister of Mrs. J.H. Miller, died about 12 o'clock Tuesday night, after a prolonged illness from consumption, in the 23rd. year of her age.  She leaves two small children -- a boy and a girl -- and a husband to mourn their loss.  The funeral took place at Shelby, Friday at 2 p.m.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  23 October 1903, Vol. 11, No. 42]

Stober, William H. -- William H. Stober, a resident of Franklin Township, was found dead at his home late yesterday afternoon, having committed suicide by taking morphine.  Stober resided opposite the Franklin Township house about three miles from the county infirmary.  He leaves a wife and two sons, the latter aged respectively 3 years and 1½ years.  There is no question as to the cause of death.  Mr. & Mrs. Stober's married life had not been running smoothly for some time, it is stated.  Several months ago he left his wife and she thereupon went to live with her parents.  Feb. 1, Stober called on his wife and wanted her to live with him again but she refused.  It seems that the husband treated his weife so badly that she was afraid to live with him, fearing that he would carry out his threat to kill her and the children, and then end his own existence.  Mrs. Stober retained J.C. Laser, of this city, to begin divorce proceedings against her husband and the case was filed.  Since the filing of the divorce petition, Stober has been getting more despondent every day.  Sunday night he came to this city and called upon J.C. Laser, acting very wild while he talked with the attorney.  He wanted Mr. Laser to withdraw the divorce proceedings and to assist him in straightening up matters between himself and wife so that they could live together.  The attorney informed Stober that he was attorney for his wife and could do nothing in the matter.  After declaring that he would kill himself, Stober left.  About 3 o'clock yesterday Mr. Stober and several members of her family went to the house for the purpose of taking away some furniture and other effects which belonged to her.  They were surprised to find the house locked.  An investigation of the premises was made and upon going to a woodshed at the rear of the house, Stober was found upon his knees with his head jammed against the side of the building, dead.  An empty envelope labeled morphine was found near the corpse.  The envelope showed that the drug had been purchased of Finfrock, the local druggist.  Near the body were found two letters.  One was addressed to Stober's parents and the other to his wife.  The letter addressed to Stober's parents was taken charge of by his folks and its contents are not known.  The letter addressed to this wife was evidently written after Stober had taken the morphine as the latter part of it is disconnected and without reason.  The letter to the wife was written on two teacher's examination blanks, Mrs. Stober having recently taken a teacher's examination, with a view of teaching school.  The following is a copy of the letter left by the suicide to his wife.  "March 22.  Dear Mary -- I have been so cruel to you that I cannot live.  I can't forget it.  I am despondent and I cannot throw it off.  I wish I was able to stand the situation.  Life is worth living for in the right direction.  I have made mistakes but cannot help it now.  You have been patient with and loved me when I rejected it.  Although I felt so bad that I couldn't be any other way.  I hope to meet you in heaven where all is peace and quiet.  I have almost finished 20 cents worth of morphine.  I hope it will kill me as I don't want to live now.  Take good care of the boys and raise them to be Christians.  I want -- Oh, if you knew how I love them yet.  I love you deeper.  God bless any despondent people.  you don't pity me, I know, but you must go to my funeral and mourn my loss if I have done you much -- Laser said if you withdrew that divorce suit he could get some of your money back.  It would do you some good.  Be friendly with my people.  They have been good to us.  I wish my heart was without disappointment.  There would not be a fiber -- that and for you.  You take good care of your health.  Don't worry about my soul.  It isn't lost.  Good bye forever on earth.  -- Will"  After the discovery of the body a telephone message was sent to Coroner Baughman from the county infirmary.  That official drove out to the place about 4 o'clock and took charge.  The dead man had not been disturbed.  He was only partially dressed.  Dr. Baughman gives it as his opinion that Stober committed suicide some time on Monday.  Stober was about 32 years of age.  There will be no postmortem as the details of the death are too clear.  Coroner Baughman took the testimony of the relatives and others and returned to the city about 9 o'clock last night.  Mrs. Stober's maiden name was Chew.  At one time Stober was known as one of the brightest young men in Franklin Township.  The latter which Stober left for his parents will be turned over to Coroner Baughman today or tomorrow.  The case is a sad one.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Franklin Church.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 25]

Stockert, Cena C. -- Part 1 - Part 2.  Submitted by Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal:  18 November 1983, p. 7A]

Stocking, Zalmon Stuart -- A.B. Dittenhoefer, who returned today from a business trip to Cleveland, reports that in a Cleveland morning paper he noticed a brief notice of the death of Z.S. Stocking, of that city, who is a large property owner and frequent visitor in Mansfield.  The early editions of the Cleveland papers reaching Mansfield contain no account of the death.  Mrs. H.M. Weaver stated to the NEWS this afternoon that she quite recently received a letter from Mr. Stocking in which she stated that Mr. Stocking was much better, so that the announcement of his death is quite unexpected.  [Mansfield News:  03 May 1899]

Stocking, Zalmon Stuart -- The News briefly stated Wednesday the death of Z.S. Stocking, at Cleveland.  The Cleveland Press of May 3 has the following particulars:  Zalman Stuart Stocking, one of Cleveland's pioneer citizens, died suddenly Tuesday night, at his home, 43 South Genessee Avenue, of heart failure.  Mr. Stocking was in his 80th. year, and was in fairly good health, although he had been ailing some since the middle of February.  Mr. Stocking was born in Cincinnati in July, 1819.  He came to Cleveland in the early 30's.  He remained here several years and then moved to Mansfield, where he engaged in the drug business until 1866.  In that year he returned to Cleveland.  While living in Mansfield he was married to Mrs. Johns, mother of Mrs. C.H. Bulkley.  Mr. Stocking is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Henry Blossom, Mrs. A.L. Stone and Miss Daisette Stocking.  Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed.  The burial will be at Mansfield, where the body will be taken by special train Friday morning.  [Mansfield News:  04 May 1899] *after the initial obituary, the following appears in the same paper:  W.S. Ward, agent for the Stocking-Bulkley estate, received two letters this morning from relatives of the late Mr. Stocking.  The letters state that Z.S. Stocking died Tuesday night at 11:20 o'clock, the cause of death being heart failure.  It was a first proposed to bring the body here for funeral services, but it has now been decided to have the services in Cleveland at 3 p.m. Friday.  The remains will leave Cleveland on the Big Four at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and arrive here at 11:06 a.m.  The burial will take place from the depot immediately upon the arrival of the train.  Z.S. Stocking was in his 80th. year.  The greater part of the Stocking-Bulkley estate is in this city.  Among other property there is the Stocking block at the corner of Main and Fourth Streets, College Place on West Third Street, about 300 lots in the north side, a 200-acre farm near the Ohio reformatory, valuable real estate in the south end of the city and also the old Stocking homestead on North Main Street.  Mr. Stocking was formerly in the drug business in the Carpenter block at the corner of Main and Third streets where W.M. Barton is now located.  Relatives will officiate as pall-bearers between the depot and the cemetery.

Stocking, Zalmon Stuart -- The body of the late Z.S. Stocking, who died last Tuesday at his home at Cleveland, was brought here today for burial.  The funeral party accompanying the remains arrived at 11:55 o'clock on the P.F. and the burial was from the depot.  The procession proceeded to the cemetery where the burial service was conducted at the grave.  [Mansfield News:  06 May 1899]

Stockton, G.A. -- News was received at the P.F. depot today that G.A. Stockton, the city passenger agent of Toledo, who is well known in this city, had dropped dead early this morning on the streets of Toledo with heart disease.  Mr. Stockton was in the city calling on friends Thursday and was the picture of health.  He was a man of exemplary habits and was beloved by a host of friends who will be grieved to learn of his untimely death.  He had been connected with the P.F. railroad for nearly twenty years  He was the P.F. ticket agent at Toledo for a number of years, but was promoted to city passenger agent, which office he held at the time of his death.   [Mansfield News:  12 August 1899]

Stofer, ----

Stofer, ----  -- Pavonia.  The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Ben Stofer died and was buried June 6.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  17 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 51]

Stofer, Barbara -- Mrs. Barbara Stofer, of near North Liberty, Knox County, died suddenly, Saturday evening.  She was the mother of Dr. Stofer, of Bellville, and of Mrs. J.B. Landis, of this city.  Mrs. Stofer was about 83 years of age.  [Semi-Weekly News:  09 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 90]

Stofer, Barbara -- Mrs. Barbara Stofer, who resides near North Liberty, Pike Township, fell from her chair, dead, Saturday evening.  She was 88 years of age and had been as well as the natural infirmities of that advanced age would permit.  She was the mother of Dr. Stofer, of Bellville, and of Mrs. J.B. Landis, of Mansfield, whose husband was formerly of the Mt. Vernon Banner.  John Stofer, of this city, is also her son.  Funeral at 11 a.m., Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. W.C. Endly, of this city.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 91 as reprinted from the Mt. Vernon (OH) Republican]

Stofer, Daisy B. (Conley)

Stofer, Eli -- Dr. Eli Stofer died at his home on North Main Street, Bellville, Ohio, shortly after four o'clock Saturday afternoon, after an illness of nearly three years.  Dr. Stofer continued his office practice until Tuesday of last week.  At that time he began to decline rapidly, but "faithful unto death" in the practice of his loved profession, he received patients in his room until Thursday.  From then he sank rapidly until the end came Saturday afternoon.  Dr. Stofer was born in Pike Twp., Knox County, Sept. 8, 1855.  He read medicine in Mt. Vernon and graduated in medicine from the Western Reserve University at Cleveland in 1881.  He immediately began the practice of his profession in Johnsville, Morrow County, Ohio, but after a very successful year there he located in Bellville in March, 1882, continuing his practice of medicine for 24 years, until the time of his death.  He was married to Miss Laura Cover of Johnsville, July 12, 1888, and to this union were born four daughters, Catherine, Barbara, and Mary and Martha, twins, who with his devoted wife survive him.  Dr. Stofer enjoyed one of the largest country practices in the county, and by his sterling worth as a citizen as well as his high attainments in his profession and his faithfulness in the same had endeared himself to the entire community in which he lived and labored.  The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from his late residence conducted by Rev. A.A. Hundley, of Galion, formerly pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, and assisted by Rev. A.D. King, pastor of the Presbyterian church.  Casca Lodge No. 382, Knights of Pythias, with which lodge the doctor was affiliated, attended the services in a body.  The large attendance at the funeral attested to the love in which the doctor was held, fully 350 people being present and every available room in the spacious home was filled to crowding.  <list of those present from out of town omitted>  The floral offerings from relatives, colleagues, the K. of P. lodge, and the high school were large and chaste in design, and were beautiful tokens of the sympathy which the whole town desires to express.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  02 March 1906, Vol. 14, No. 5] [photograph available]

Stofer, Eliza -- Butler.  Mrs. Eliza Stofer died at the home south of town Monday, of general debility, aged 90 years last Christmas.  Services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Ocheltree.  Interment in the Butler Cemetery.  [Bellville Messenger:  26 February 1904, Vol. XII, No. 7]

Stofer, Henry -- Pavonia.  Henry Stofer died Aug. 11.  He has been in ill health for many months, suffering with lung trouble.  A relapse came a few weeks ago from which he never rallied and death came and released him from all suffering.  He leaves a young wife and two small children.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  19 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 69]

Stofer, John -- BUTLER -- John Stofer died at his home in Shelby, Tuesday, after a week's illness with gallstones, aged about 70 years.  Burial was at Shelby today.  Mr. Stofer was a Butler resident many years ago and will be remembered by many people here.  His daughter, Mrs. Frank Gearhart, lives near Bellville, and two brothers, Joe and Zeph Stofer, reside south of Butler.  [Richland County Leader:  22 April 1921, Vol. 2, No. 19]

Stofer, Joseph -- Joseph Stover, aged 92 years and 10 months died Sunday morning at 3:30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Shira, east of Fredericktown.  Mr. Stofer fell one year ago last June and fractured his hip and has since been bed fast.  He is survived by three daughters,  Mrs. Amanda Robinson and Mrs. Minnie Shira of Fredericktown and Mrs. Ellen Beal of Mansfield, one daughter Mrs. Edith Winegardner of Harrod and two sons, Alfred of Mansfield and John of Fredericktown preceded him in death some two years ago.  Eight grandchildren also survive, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Horn of Mansfield and Mrs. Harriett Harris of Fredericktown and one brother, George Stofer of Striker.  Funeral services were held at North Liberty M.E. church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Dunning of Butler officiated and burial was made in North Liberty cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were in charge of Ira George of Butler.  [Bellville Star:  11 December 1930, Vol. 9, No. 36]

Stofer, Joseph -- Joseph Stofer, a prominent G. A. R. man of Ashland, well known here, died Monday afternoon at his home at Ashland as the result of a hemorrhage of the left lung. Mr. Stoffer was for many years in the grocery business at Ashland and was later treasurer of Ashland county. Of late years he has been a pension agent. Mr. Stoffer was a veteran of the civil war, having served as a member of the 102nd O. V. V. I. He was wounded in one of the battles, receiving a bad gunshot wound. He leaves a wife.  Submitted by Faye and Jean.  [Mansfield News:  04 March 1902]

Stofer, Mildred

Stoffer, John -- Steam Corners.  John Stoffer, an aged gentleman of this place, died Thursday morning at 7:30 o'clock, of dropsy.  He has lived here for a number of years and was well known by everyone.  Funeral services were held at the Walkers' church, Friday morning at 10 o'clock and the remains were interred in the Walters' [sic.] Cemetery.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 26]

Stoffer, John J. -- John J. Stoffer, aged 75 years, died Tuesday evening at his home northwest of the city, following a brief illness.  He is survived by his wife, four sons, O. G. Stoffer of Cadillac, Mich., E. G. Stoffer of Hayesville, W. A. Stoffer of Shelby and W. L. Stoffer of this city, two daughters, Mrs. Frank Gerhart of Bellville and Mrs. Frank Wheeler of Shelby, 17 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  The funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  The interment will be in the Shelby cemetery.  Submitted by Lynnea.  [Mansfield News:  20 April 1921, p. 9]

Stoffer, Garold A. - 47Y;  d. 1/4/1954 at Columbus Univ. Hosp. (auto accident near Bucyrus);  b. 11/19/1906 at Shelby;  h/o Doris;  bur. Fairview Cem., Galion, OH  [MNJ 1/5/1954]

Stoffer, Mary Gatton -- NEIGHBORHOOD DEATHS - Stoffer  -- Mary Gatton Stoffer died Monday at 11:20 p.m. at the home of her son Willard, at Shelby.  She was born at Butler March 5, 1854, and was married to John Stoffer in 1872.  To them were born nine children, six of whom survive.  Her husband died last April.  The funeral will be held at the home of Willard Stoffer, 29 Second street, Shelby, Thursday at 2 p.m.  Submitted by Lynnea.  [Mansfield News:  13 July 1921, p. 10]

Stohl, Dr. Francis -- DIED -- At Mansfield, Ohio, on Thursday, September 15th., 1870, Dr. FRANCIS STOHL, aged about 59 years.  Few physicians were more generally known than Dr. Stohl.  Late in life he commenced the practice of medicine, he having studied the Homeopathic system without other tutors, than books.  He sent out many students, and his patients became more numerous as the system gained adherents.  Far and near his name was familiar.  His labors hastened his death, so extensive had his practice become.  His wife and children have died several years ago.  He left his property which was considerable to his relatives.  He was an honest man, and highly, esteemed by his neighbors and friends.  [Shelby Independent News:  29 September 1870, Vol. 2, No. 48]

Stokes, Ezekiel G. -- Ezekiel G. Stokes, aged 38 years, died at the residence of his sisters-in-law, the Misses Rhodes, No. 45 South Diamond Street, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon of consumption.  The deceased is well known here, having been a resident of Mansfield for many years.  For a number of years Mr. Stokes was an employee of the wholesale firm of H.M. Weaver & Co., and later purchased the news stand of Wm. Helps, when the latter went to Florida.  Subsequently Mr. Stokes moved his family to Chicago, where he entered the employment of the Pullman car company as conductor.  He became a victim of quick consumption and returned to this city about a month ago.  The dec4eased leaves a wife, whose maiden name was Rhodes, and two children, who together with a large circle of friends mourn the loss.  The deceased was a good citizen, a kind husband and father.  The funeral will take place from No. 45 North Diamond Street, Friday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, the Rev. H.A. Sumrell officiating. 
[Richland Shield & Banner:  31 December 1892]
 

Stoll, Katherine Gilde -- Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Gilde Stoll, who died Thursday in the Woodlawn Nursing Home, will be conducted in the J.H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home Saturday at 11 a.m. by Rev. Wray C. Smith, pastor of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Surviving are one son, Peter J. Stoll, 785 Marlow Place, three daughters, Mrs. Phillip Reiter, 475 South Diamond St.; Mrs. Barbara Egner of Massillon and Mrs. Sue Knox of Canton, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Friends may call in the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.   Submitted by Cliff V.  [Mansfield News Journal:  06 January 1967]

Stoll, Stella -- Miss Stella Stoll, whose home is about four miles from Perrysville, died this morning at 74 East Third Street, this city, where she had been employed. Miss Stoll had been nursing three typhoid patients at her home near Perrysville, several weeks ago and after they got well she came to this city to work. Shortly after she came to this city she took sick with the disease. The young lady was 17 years old. She will be taken on the 5:45 train to Perrysville, where she will be buried.  [BUTLER (OH) ENTERPRISE: 25 December 1903 as reprinted from the (Mansfield, OH) Shield & Banner]

Stoller, Nancy Jane -- Mrs. Nancy Jane Stoller, aged 75 years, died at the home of her son, J.M. Stoller, 3½ miles south of Galion.  Funeral Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the home of her son.  Burial in Galion.  [Mansfield Shield:  28 January 1913]

Stolz, John -- d. 10/23/1872 at Mansfield;  32y, 11m;  married;  b. Stark Co., Ohio;  carpenter;  white;  typhoid fever; 
res. Mansfield - 4th. Ward  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stone, ---- -- Mifflin.  A child of James Stone, living west of Mansfield, died Sunday night and was brought here Tuesday for burial.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 September 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 19]

Stone, ---- -- Bloominggrove.  The 4-months-old child of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Stone was buried Sunday afternoon, Dr. McFarland officiating.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 80]

Stone, Charles -- d. 7/7/1870 at Washington Twp., dropsy;  73y;  b. England;  carpenter;  res. Washington Twp.;  reported by William Stone [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stone, Charles G. -- 86Y;  d. 4/3/1955 at Ludwig Rest Home, Mansfield;  Spanish-American War Vet.;  Life-long resident of Bellville;  bur. Bellville Cem.   [MNJ 4/4/1955]

Stone, Edith May -- Edith May Stone, aged 14, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Stone, of Little Washington, died Thursday, Dec. 15.  Funeral Saturday, Dec. 17, from Congregational Church in that village, conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  20 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 104]

Stone, Edith May -- The funeral services of Miss Edith May Stone took place at 12:30 o'clock Saturday at her home in Washington Village and were conducted by the Rev. H.L. Wiles, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Kerr.  The body was interred in the village cemetery.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  20 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 104]

Stone, George F. -- 49Y:  d. 1/18/1954 at home (heart attack);  b. 10/30/1904 at TN;  h/o Lucy;  bur. at Tennessee   [MNJ 1/19/1954]

Stone, Gladys

Stone, Henry -- Henry Stone was born Dec. 23, 1858, and died July 26, 1905, aged 46 years, 7 months and 3 days.  Henry Stone, better known as "Hornet" Stone, has been a resident of Bellville all his life, until about three weeks ago when he was sick and unable to care for himself, he was taken to the county infirmary, at which place he died Wednesday morning.  His remains were brought to Bellville Thursday.  He leaves two brothers, Ed Stone, of Bucyrus, and Charley Stone, of Bellville, and other relatives.  Funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. D. Castetter, Thursday, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. A.C. Rand.  Interment in Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  28 July 1905, Vol. 13, No. 26]

Stone, Joseph E.

Stone, Linea E. -- Mrs. Linea E. Stone, 84, of 132 South Jefferson, Gallon, a former resident of Mansfield and widow of Harry S. Stone, died in Gallon community hospital this morning following a one week illness.  She was born Feb 12, 1889, in Richland County and lived in this area all her life.  Mrs. Stone was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church.  Surviving are two sons, L. Dean of 124 Fortney St., Gallon and G. Wesley of Larkspur, Calif; five grandchildren and six great - grandchildren.   Services will be held at the Wappner Funeral Home Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. by the Rev. J. Franklin Beck, her pastor.  Burial will be in Little Washington Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday afternoon and evening.  Submitted by Connie.  [Mansfield News Journal:  no date;  Date of Death 30 June 1973]

Stone, Laura M. -- LEXINGTON -- Mrs. Laura M. Stone, wife of J.J. Stone, died Thursday of last week at her home on Wet Main street, aged 44 years.  She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Vincent Lewis, and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Ross and Mrs. K. C. Murphy, of Lexington;  two brothers, George E. Lewis of Lincoln. Neb., and C.E. Lewis, who lives in Mampa, Idaho.  The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the home of the Rev. N.A. Shedd.  Burial was in Lexington cemetery.   [Richland County Leader:  13 February 1920, Vol. 1, No. 10]

Stone, Mary Fry -- MARIE STONE DEATH OCCURS MONDAY NIGHT - Marie Fry Stone, widow of Glenn E. Stone, 79, of 104 Helen Ave., Mansfield was dead on arrival at Mansfield General Hospital Monday evening. Born July 15, 1897 in Shelby Settlement, she had lived in Mansfield since 1949. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Ladies of the Moose, VFW Mohican Auxiliary 9943, Friendly House Golden Age Club and was retired from the Balyeat Mattress Co., Mansfield. Survivors include two sons Leroy Stone of Route 2, Shelby and Charles Stone of Route 6, Mansfield; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Martin of Stockton, Calif., nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Elmer, Francis and Clarence Fry, all of Shelby; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Shelby with her pastor Msgr. Edward Dunn officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Friends may call Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Barkdull Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Ladies of the Moose will hold memorial services at 2 p.m. Wednesday and the VFW Auxiliary services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Tuesday, November 16, 1976, page 2]

Stone, Mrs. M. -- Jackson Twp.  Mrs. M. Stone, mother-in-law of S.A. Clark, died last week at an advanced age.  Funeral Friday from Mrs. Clark's residence.  Burial at Shelby.  Mrs. Stone was a very highly respected pioneer lady of the Presbyterian church of Shelby.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 88]

Stone, Mrs. Samuel -- DIED, Jan. 5, Mrs. Samuel Stone, of Shelby, aged 50 years.  Funeral Jan. 7th.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 January 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 35]

Stone, Selina -- d. 12/8/1870 at Washington Twp., sun stroke;  69y;  b. England;  res. Washington Twp.;  reported by William Stone [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]
 

Stoner, Blanche Remy  - Mrs. Blanche Remy Stoner, 90, of 1000 Pearce Dr., widow of Glen Stoner, died early this morning in Mansfield Memorial Homes after an extended illness.  Mrs. Stoner was born in Mansfield, Feb. 17, 1886, and lived here her entire life.  She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.  Services will be held in St. Peter's Catholic Church Thursday at 10 a.m.   -  incomplete.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal: 16 March, 1978, p. 5)

Stoner, Elizabeth -- DIED -- Mrs. Elizabeth Stoner, the wife of John Stoner, of Franklin Twp., died on Sept. 10th., in the 74th. year of her age. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 27 September 1883, Vol. 33, No. 44]

Stoner, Mrs. George -- Shelby.  Mrs. George Stoner, residing at Rome, died Monday and was buried Wednesday at 10 a.m., aged 76 years.  [Semi-Weekly News:  16 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 31]

Stoner, Mrs. Jacob -- Olivesburg.  Mr. & Mrs. Levi Light attended the funeral of Mrs. Jacob Stoner, at Paradise, Monday.  [Mansfield News:  05 May 1899]

Stoner, Sherman -- Sherman Stoner, of Crestline, who was fatally injured Sunday on the P.F. railroad in this city, is the second son Mrs. Stoner has lost within a short time by being injured on the railroad.   [Mansfield News: 04 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 80]

Stoner, Simon -- On Tuesday night of this week, a brakeman by the name of Simon Stoner, whose residence is at Crestline while passing over his train a short distance East of this place, fell to the ground and was run over by several cars, killing him almost instantly.  The body was placed on the cars and brought to this place and left at the station.  This makes the second dreadful accident that has occurred to brakeman on our rail road within the past ten days.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 February 1877 as reprinted from the Loudonville (OH) Advocate]

Stonier, William -- d. 5/22/1954 at Madison Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 1/28/1883 at England;  s/o William & Mary (Reese) Stonier;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  23 May 1954]

Stoadt, William -- bur. 6/14/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  1y, 3m, 10d  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Stoodt, ---- -- d. 2/??/1870 at Richland Co.;  6d;  b. Richland Co.;  white;  no cause of death listed;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stoodt, Isaac William

Storck, Frederick -- Friday.  Frederick Storck, formerly of this city, died at Toledo yesterday at the age of 66.  George Storck and wife, of East Fourth Street, Peter Cook and wife and Mrs. Peter Bernhardt, of East Diamond Street, leave for Toledo to attend the funeral.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 October 1892]

Storck, George -- George Storck, aged 52 years, died at his home on East Fourth Street at 7 o'clock Monday morning.  The deceased had been ill about three weeks.  He leaves a wife and seven children.  Funeral from the German Lutheran church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 26]

Stors, ---- (infant) -- bur. 4/12/1878 at Mansfield Cem., spasms;  5d  [Ohio Liberal:  08 May 1878]

Stors, Matthias -- Matthias Stors, a laboring man residing at 178 East First street, died at 6:00 Monday evening at his home of typhoid fever.  He was born at Momach, Luxembourg, Jan. 29, 1832, and came to this country in 1866.  He lived for several years at Rochester, N.Y. and then returned to Luxembourg.  In 1816 he returned to this country and was married that year.  He has been a resident of Mansfield for a number of years.  He leaves a wife, three sons, Matthias, John and George, and two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Stutz and Miss Mary Stors, all of this city.  Funeral services at 8:30, Wednesday morning at St. Peter's Catholic church.  [Mansfield News:  19 November 1901, Vol. 17, No. 222]

Stors, Michael -- d. 12/1885, whooping cough;  1m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Stortz, Carrie E. (Hohl) -- Mrs. Carrie E. Stortz, wife of Charles F. Stortz, died at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at her home, 23 North Foster Street, after having been in ill health for a long time.  Her death was due to a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Stortz was 40 years of age and is survived by her husband and 7 children, also 4 sisters and 3 brothers.  The brothers are George Hohl of Columbus;  Wm. and John Hohl, both of Newark, and the sisters, Mrs. Edward Nehls, Miss Ella Hohl, Mrs. Mark Bonner and Mrs. Lulu Boss, all of Newark.  Funeral services at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at St. John's German Evangelical church, conducted by the Rev. Theodore Fischer, pastor of St. Peter's German Evangelical church in Washington Township.   [Mansfield Daily Shield:  27 July 1906]

Stotts, ---- -- d. 10/9/1868 at Mansfield;  1d;  b. Mansfield;  c/o John & Mary Stotts;  white;  cause:  brain fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stotts, John W. -- JOHN W. STOTTS, 77, of Lucas, RD1, yesterday in People's Hospital, Mansfield. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church. Survivors: wife, Millie; daughter, Mrs. Paul Baumberger of Mansfield; sons Carl, Galion, RD1, Richard W. in Illinois and John B., of Lucas, RD 1; sisters Mrs. R. B. Snider, Mansfield, and Mrs. Nellie Ickes, Canton. Services: I:30 p.m. Friday from the Byerly Funeral Home, Lucas, the Rev. Richard F. Faust officiating. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Friends call at the funeral home anytime after noon Thursday. Submitted by Sally M. [Mansfield News Journal: 18 December 1963, p. 3]

Stouder, David -- d. 12/13/1868 at Mansfield;  68y;  b. Pennsylvania;  white;  cause:  apoplexy;  no residence listed   [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stough, C.G. -- Friday.  'Squire Sibbett has received information of the death of Ex-Mayor C.G. Stough at Baltimore, Md., several months ago.  The deceased has been living with his son at Baltimore for nearly four years.  He served two terms as Mayor of Mansfield and was about sixty-five years old at the time of his death.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 42]

Stough, Christian G. -- A telegram was received here yesterday afternoon announcing the death of ex-Mayor Christian G. Stough at the home of his daughter in Allegheny, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Stough was a well-known resident of this city for many years.  He moved from Pennsylvania to this city 35 years ago and was elected Mayor by the Democrats and served the city in that capacity from 1881 to 1885.  At the expiration of his second term Mr. Stough moved to Allegheny, where he resided with his daughter until his death.  Mr. Stough was 76 years of age and leaves four children, three sons and one daughter.  Two of the sons are locate at Baltimore and one at Pittsburg.  The remains arrived in the city at 12:45 this afternoon and were met at the depot by the relatives and friends of the deceased and were followed to the cemetery where the body was buried beside that of his wife, who was buried one week ago today.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 30]

Stough, David -- Lexington.  The funeral of David Stough took place on Tuesday from the Presbyterian church.  Services were conducted by the I.O.O.F.  David Stough Jr., of Lima, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Stough, of Crestline, and Mr. & Mrs. James Stough, of Bucyrus, who attended the funeral, returned to their homes on Wednesday.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 February 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 37]

Stough, David

Stough, Edgar "Ted" Knox -- 48Y;  d. 2/9/1954 at home (skull fracture), Mansfield;  life-long Mansfield resident;  b. 12/26/1906 at Mansfield;  h/o Gertrude;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 2/9/1954 & 2/10/1954] 

Stough, Gracie -- Lexington.  Gracie Stough died on last Monday after a sickness of nearly a year.  Her father's death preceded hers by almost three months.  --  [Bellville Star:  18 February 1886, Vol. 9, No. 21]

Stough, John - Monday.  John Stough, aged 86 years, died at his home at Lexington last night.  Mr. Stough is well known throughout the county.  He leaves a wife and two grown-up children to mourn his death.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 July 1893]

Stough, John -- Mr. John Stough died at his father's residence on Friday, aged 38 years.  The funeral took place Monday at 10 o'clock.  [Ohio Liberal:  25 December 1878]

Stough, John D. -- bur. 12/22/1878 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  37y, 10m, 20d  [Ohio Liberal:  8 January 1879]

Stough, Martha -- Mrs. Martha Stough, mother of Mrs. M.S. Moore, of Augustine Avenue, this city, died at the home of her son, J.F. Stough, in Bucyrus [Crawford County], Jan. 3.  Burial at Lexington, Thursday, Jan. 6.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  07 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 2]

Stough, Martha -- Lexington.  The remains of the venerable Mrs. Martha Stough, who died at the home of her son, James, in Bucyrus, Jan. 3, were brought here Wednesday evening to the home of Mrs. Lizzie Stough, her daughter-in-law.  Services were held at 1 o'clock Thursday, Rev. G. Benaugh officiating and interment was beside her husband, Samuel Stough, who died here in May, 1895.  Mr. Benaugh's remarks were in graceful phrase and his beautiful tender thoughts brought solace to the sorrowing hearts of those who were united to her by sacred kindred ties.  Very many flowers in garlands and graceful shafts and other beautiful designs adorned the casket.  The deceased was aged 72 years, Dec. 12, and born in Cumberland County, Pa.  She was married April 12, 1842 in Mansfield to Samuel Stough and beside James Stough, their children are Mrs. M.S. Moore of Mansfield;  S. Stough, Jr. and Mrs. George Craig, all of whom except Mrs. Craig were present at the last sad rites.  Many other relatives were present from Bucyrus, Crestline and Mansfield.  The deceased had lived in Lexington nearly 40 years and her many friends deplore her death.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  11 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 3]

Stough, Martha (Montgomery) Bonham -- Lexington.  The venerable Mrs. Martha Stough died here May 28 and the funeral was held May 30, the Rev. Mr. Thompson and the Rev. Mr. Seward officiating.  The deceased was born in Washington County, Pa., in 1822, her maiden name being Montgomery.  She was first married in 1848 to Mr. Bonham and he died in June, 1867, and was buried at Bellville.  She was married again in January, 1875, to John Stough, who died here July, 1894.  She had endured a severe ordeal of suffering, but truth, justice and mercy had ever dominated her life and she welcomed the presence of the stern reaper, Death.  She had the finest feminine instincts and was of very kind impulses and her many friends deplore her death.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  07 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 48]

Stough, Mary Ellen -- LEXINGTON -- Miss Mary Ellen Stough passed away at her home Sunday night, July 24.  She had been in failing health for some time and was stricken with paralysis Thursday afternoon.  Miss Stough was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Stough.  She was born in Stoughstown, Pa., on March 4, 1847.  Her brother, Edward, preceded her in death some years ago.  She leaves two nieces, Mrs. Nora Kappe of Oxford, O., and Mrs. Gertrude Etswiler, of Bellville, and six nephews, Edward, Bert, John, Clifford, Michael and Octavius Stough.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church.  Rev. N.A. Shedd conducted the funeral services at the late home Thursday afternoon.  The body was laid to rest in Lexington cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  29 July 1921, Vol. 2, No. 33]

Stough, Mrs. C.G. -- Friday.  Mrs. C.G. Stough, wife of ex-Mayor Stough, died at her home in Baltimore, Tuesday.  The remains will be brought to this city tomorrow and interred in the Mansfield Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 29]

Stough, Mrs. C.G. -- Sunday.  The remains of Mrs. C.G. Stough arrived in this city yesterday afternoon, accompanied by the deceased's two sons and daughter.  The remains will be interred in the Mansfield Cemetery at 9 o'clock this morning.  Ex-Mayor Stough is seriously ill at Baltimore and it is feared he cannot recover.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 29]

Stough, Samuel -- LEXINGTON -- The obsequies of Samuel Stough were held Saturday afternoon.  His four children were present.  The deceased was 74 years old and had been a resident of this place for 40 years. Rev. Benaugh officiated.  --  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  24 May 1894, Vol. 7, No. 2]

Stough, Samuel Edward -- Samuel Edward Stough, son of Mayor Stough, died at the residence of his father on Friday afternoon aged 30 years, 7 months and 2 days, after a sickness of about four weeks. The remains were buried Sunday at 2 o'clock. Alice M. Martin and husband, of Baltimore, Harry Stough of Cleveland and Charley Stough of Pittsburgh, sister and brothers of the deceased, were present at the funeral. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 02 October 1884, Vol. 34, No. 46]

Stough, Susan -- d. 7/20/1868 at Lexington;  52y;  b. Cumberland, Pa.;  white;  cause:  heart disease;  res. Lexington  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stout, ---- -- Died, Recently in this place, Mrs. ____ Stout late of Fredericktown, Maryland.  She had just emigrated to this place with her husband and family in perfect health, was taken sick and expired on the night of their arrival in town.  [Mansfield Gazette:  01 February 1827]

Stout, ---- -- Independence.  Grandmother Stout, of Monroe Township, aged 91 years, died Saturday.  [Bellville Star:  04 March 1886, Vol. 9, No. 23]

Stout, James -- d. 8/12/1871 at Monroe Twp.;  24y, 6d;  single;  b. Richland Co.;  farmer;  white;  cause of death = suphaloid cancer (sic.);  res.  Monroe Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stout, Mariah

Stout, Maria €

Stout, Victor A. – Funeral services for Victor A. Stout, 59, of 600 ½ W. Fourth St., will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Kenneth Rose and the Rev. Hertis Stone. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery, will military services at graveside. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation. Mr. Stout died early Sunday morning at the Veterans Administration Center in Cleveland following a brief illness. He was born March 20, 1931, in Chincheo, Va., and has lived in Mansfield since 1972. Mr. Stout was retired from the Montgomery Ward Co. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Mohican Post 2079. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean conflict. Surviving are three daughters, Vicki A. Stout of Germany, Donna Baker of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Debra Ramsey of Clincheo, Va.; three sons, Richard, Jeffrey and Allen Stout, all of Warren, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Lou Miu of Mansfield and Loretta Keenan of Galion; two brothers, Robert Stout and Harold Stout, both of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Emma Stout, and a brother, George R. Stout. [Mansfield News Journal, 19 March 1991]

Stoutenour, G. -- bur. 11/15/1879 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  2y, 3m, 4d   [Richland Shield & Banner: 10 January 1880]

Stoutenour, K.L. -- bur. 11/19/1879 at Mansfield Cem., 4y, 9m, 18d;  diphtheria   [Richland Shield & Banner: 10 January 1880]

Stoutnour, Benjamin -- Benjamin Stoutnour, a resident of Richland County for the past thirty-five or forty years, died at his late residence, 2½ miles north of Mansfield, on Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock, at the advanced age of 83 or 84 years.  He was the father of Mr. William Stoutnour and the father-in-law of Messrs. Lenorad Sheets, James White and C.S. Ritz, of this city.  The funeral of the deceased will take place to-day at 2 p.m., and the remains interred in the Mansfield Cemetery.  [Ohio Liberal:  18 August 1881]

Stover, Artemus -- d. 10/3/1872 at Richmond, VA;  19y, 5m, 2d;  single;  b. Wyandotte County, Ohio;  laborer;  white;  cause = typhoid pneumonia;  res. Mifflin Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stover, Kathleen (Williams) Alexander -- Mansfield - Kathleen Williams Alexander Stover, 86, of 2630 Highland Blvd. Died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Palm Gardens Nursing Home in Clearwater, Fla., after a long illness. Mrs. Stover was born May 12, 1913 in Mansfield, residing here most of her life before moving to Florida 19 years ago. She retired from Westinghouse after 30 years service and was a member of Ohio Eastern Star and Ruth Chapter #17. Surviving are her husband, Paul Stover; two daughters, Kay S. Hutzleman of Indiana and Karen L. Kibbey of Florida; on son, James C. Alexander Jr. of Wisconsin; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Thomas Williams of Arizona and Dean and Jack Williams of Mansfield; and one sister, Rebecca Duff of New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry B. and Olive Hilton Williams; her first husband James C. Alexander, Sr.; and one brother, Clarence Williams. Friends may call at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors one hour prior to graveside services which will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Mansfield Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Lewis Vander Naald of Linden Road Presbyterian Church. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Jess Henry. [Mansfield News Journal: 12 February 2000, A-11]

Stow, Nancy A. -- Died, On Friday morning, 28th. ult., Nancy A., daughter of Granville Stow.  The deceased leaves a large circle of warm friends to mourn her departure.  Her disease was typhoid fever, accompanied with congestion of the brain.  [Plymouth Advertiser: 06 October 1855, Vol. 2, No. 52]

Strang, John -- Butler.  John Strang, aged 50 years, of near Sand Ridge, died Tuesday night from the effects of lockjaw.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  02 March 1906, Vol. 14, No. 5]

Strasbaugh, Henry -- Lexington -- A very large number from Mansfield, including friends and comrades of the late Henry Strasbaugh, of Mansfield, attended his funeral Sunday.  Mrs. L. Pollock, his daughter, is very low at Mansfield, also Mrs. Will Strasbaugh of this place.  --  [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  23 April 1891, Vol. III, No. 52]

Strater, Frank -- BUTLER -- The body of Frank Strater was brought to Butler Tuesday on the 11:30 train and taken to the M.P. church where short funeral services were conducted by Rev. F.W. Obee.   [Richland County Leader:  26 January 1920, Vol. 1, No. 7]

Strater, Frederick W. -- *see Neighborhood News, Bellville Weekly: 27 October 1876.

Strater, Jenetta

Strater, William

Stratton, John -- Tuesday.  John Stratton, for many years a familiar figure on the streets of Mansfield, died at the Soldiers' Home in Sandusky Sunday.  Mr. Stratton, who served in the Union Army during the late rebellion, was sent to the Home nearly three years ago.  Since being placed in the Home he has run away twice, and on one occasion he walked nearly the entire distance from Sandusky to this city.  The funeral was held at the Home cemetery this afternoon.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 14 February 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 39]

Stratton, Mary -- Saturday.  Mrs. Mary Stratton, wife of John Stratton, of Woodland Avenue, died this morning at 8 o'clock.  The deceased was 79 years old.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 50]

Straub, ---- -- d. 4/29/1868 at Mansfield;  39y;  b. Pennsylvania;  housewife;  cause:  typhoid fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Straub, ---- -- Shelby.  The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Al Straub died and was buried last Friday.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  14 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 50]

Straub, August -- Friday.  Word has been received of the death of August Straub, at Marion [Ohio], yesterday.  The deceased was born and reared in this city and moved to Marion several years ago, since which time he has been in the employ of the Huber Manufacturing Co.  The funeral will be held tomorrow forenoon.  A number from this city will attend the last sad rites.  Mr. Straub leaves a wife and two small children.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 21]

Straub, Elizabeth -- d. 4/29/1868 at Mansfield;  39y, 7m;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause:  typhoid fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Straub, Harry D. -- 62Y;  d. 3/17/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 2/1/1892 at Mansfield;  painter and decorator;  h/o Nina Wynn;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 3/18/1954]

Straub, Jacob

Straub, Mary Catharine -- DIED, July 8, at her home, 26 North Diamond, Mary Catharine Straub, wife of Jacob Straub, aged 55 years.  Funeral July 11, at 2 o'clock p.m. from the German Lutheran church.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  09 July 1890, Vol. 6, No. 106]

Straub, Mary Catharine -- At about Tuesday midnight Mrs. Jacob Straub died at her residence, 26 North East Diamond street, at the age of 56, after a lingering illness.  The funeral will take place Monday at 2 p.m. from the German Lutheran church.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  10 July 1890, Vol. 40, No. 34]

Straub, Mary Catharine  -- Wednesday.  Mrs. Jacob Straub, aged 56 years, died at the home of her husband, at No. 26 North East Diamond Street, at 11:20 last night.  Mrs. Straub was afflicted with cancer of the liver and had been ill for some time, but had only been confined to her bed for the space of three months.  Drs. J.W. Craig and H.A. Ruess were the medical advisors.  The deceased leaves two grown-up children.  The funeral will take place Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.  Rev. H.L. Wiles and Rev. Lahmhause will preach the funeral sermon in the German Lutheran church.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 July 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 8]

Straub, Mrs. David -- Jackson Township.  Mrs. David Straub, of London, was buried last Friday at the London church.  She was a member of the Order of Ben Hur and the funeral was largely attended by the order.  [Mansfield News:  04 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 51]

Straub, Myrtle Ann -- 77Y;  d. 3/6/1954 at home, Shelby (heart attack);  wid/o A.F.  [MNJ 3/10/1954]

Straub, Thomas Earl -- 51y;  d. 1/25/1951 at home, Mansfield;  long-time Shelby resident;  h/o Irma;  bur. Oakland Cem., Shelby  [MNJ 1/25/1951]

Straub, William -- Wm. Straub, aged 18, son of Conrad Straub, formerly foreman of the A.-T. engine works, fell from a train Saturday night and was killed while beating his way to Mansfield from Marion on a freight.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  07 August 1890, Vol. 40, No. 38]

Straub, William -- William Straub, son of Phillip Straub, died at his home two miles south on the Bellville road at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning.  Mr. Straub was 36 years old and has been ill about 11 months.  Funeral from St. Peter's Catholic church, Thursday at 9:30 a.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  04 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 45]

Strausbaugh, ---- -- Washington.  Quite a number of relatives and friends of Mrs. Strausbaugh attended her funeral at Lexington on Sunday.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 May 1892]

Strausbaugh, Henry J. -- Thursday.  Died, of consumption, at 10:20 o'clock this morning at his residence on Daisy Street, Henry J. Strausbaugh, aged about 44 years.  The funeral will be held Sunday morning, after which a committee of the G.A.R., of this city, of which he was a member, will accompany the remains to Lexington, where they will be interred.  All members of the G.A.R. and U.V.U. are requested to attend the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 April 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 48]

Strausbaugh, Lewis -- bur. 2/1888 at Mansfield Cem., dropsy, 4y, 6m, 12d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Strausbaugh, William -- LEXINGTON -- William Strausbugh, a farmer residing in Washington township, died at his home after a lingering illness last Wednesday.  Burial in the Lexington cemetery Friday afternoon.  Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Overmyer.  Mr. Strausbaugh was past sixty-one years of age and was the son of Peter and Elizabeth Strausbaugh, and is survived by his wife and two sons, Homer Strausbaugh, of Mansfield, and Jay Strausbaugh at home.  He was raised on a farm near the village and at one time he and his family resided in Lexington.  [Richland County Leader:  03 February 1922, Vol. 3, No. 8]

Strayhorne, Willie

Streby, Edward

Streby, Hattie M. -- d. 3/27/1955 at Fredericktown, OH;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ 3/28/1955]

Streby, Jacob -- Died, at his residence in Troy Township, Richland Co., Jacob Streby, aged 57 years, 3 months and 26 days.  Mr. Streby was a member of the U.B. church for many years, and lived a consistent Christian life;  and has left the evidence that he has gone to reap the reward that awaits the faithful.  He leaves a devoted wife, a son and a daughter to mourn their loss;  also many relatives, and an entire neighborhood of friends.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. Shrader, of Lexington, assisted by Rev. John Robb, of Johnsville, at the Clearfork Evangelical Church, March 27th., at 12 o'clock.  Thus it is we bid adieu to a husband, father, friend;  but we hear a whisper through the open door, Christ Jesus, speaking with the melody of angel voices, yet with irresistible force, to our conscious self, "Thy loved one shall live again."  -- H. Shrader.  --  [Bellville Star: 02 April 1885, Vol. 8, No. 26]

Streby, John -- John Streby, who has been a resident of Bellville for 30 years, died at his home on Fitting Ave., Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock, aged 89 years, 7 months and 27 days.  Funeral services are being held today, Friday, at his late residence, conducted by Rev. O. MacWilliams.  Interment at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  01 September 1905, Vol. 17, No. 30]

Streby, ---- -- Mrs. Streby living in Darlington, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 27.  --  [Bellville Independent:  01 March 1894, Vol. 6, No. 42]

Streit, Mrs. George J. -- Died, at Plymouth, December 9th., of cancer of the face, Mrs. Geo. J. Streit, aged 44 years.  [Ohio Liberal:  15 December 1881]

Strickler, Carrie F. -- d. 3/30/1872 at Mansfield;  7d;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause - consumption;  res. Fourth Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Strickler, Mary -- bur. 12/31/1879 at Mansfield Cem., 90y, 10m;  old age   [Richland Shield & Banner: 10 January 1880]

Stringfellow, Walter Resley -- 63Y;  d. 11/11/1955 at Madison Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 2/18/1892 at Coshocton Co., OH;  h/o Esther Costlow;  bur. Workman Cem. near Danville, OH  [MNJ 11/12/1955]  

Strock, ----  -- Wednesday.  The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Geo. E. Strock, died last night at their home on Sturges Avenue.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 February 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 39]

Strock, Daniel -- Daniel Strock, father of H.W. and George Strock, of this city, died at Shelby Monday morning at the age of 79.  Funeral to-day at 2 p.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  31 October 1889, Vol. 39, No. 50]

Strock, Daniel Sr. -- Shelby.  Daniel Strock, Sr., died on Monday, Oct. 28, aged 79 years.  He was the father of a large family of children, all grown.  The funeral occurred from the Reformed Church on Tuesday afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 24]

Strock, John -- Shelby.  John Strock, aged 94 years, died last Thursday night and was buried Sunday.  He was one of the first settlers in Shelby.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  25 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 88]

Strock, John -- John Strock, an aged resident of Richland County, died Thursday at his home, three miles northwest of Spring Mills.  He had lived in Richland County a great many years and had reached the advanced age of 95 years.  He was an uncle of George Strock and Daniel Hoover, of this city.  They and their families attended the funeral which took place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.  Interment was made at Shelby.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  25 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 88]

Strock, John -- Jackson Township.  John Strock, the oldest resident of Jackson, died Oct. 20.  Interment at Shelby Sunday, Oct. 23.  Mr. Strock was nearing the century milestone in life's journey.  -- [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News: 28 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 89]

Strock, Susannah -- DIED -- Near Shelby, July 3d., Susannah Strock, aged 73 years and 9 months. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 17 July 1884, Vol. 34, No. 35]

Stromberger, Anna -- Anna Stromberger, child of Peter Ackerman's wife's brother, died Friday morning at the age of about 7 months.  Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m., from its' father's residence on Daisy Street.  [Mansfield Herald:  25 September 1890, Vol. 40, No. 45]

Stromberger, Christina -- d. 5/1885, ulcer liver;  67y, 7m;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Strome, David

Strome, Elizabeth  -- Miss Elizabeth Strome, a maiden lady about forty years old, who lived alone at her home two miles northwest of Lexington, committed suicide by hanging herself sometime Sunday night.  The body was found suspended in her home at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, the lamp still burning.  Miss Strome once before attempted suicide by cutting her throat.  She had advertised to sell her property, a little place of some ten acres, this week and was going to make her home with an aunt and it is supposed that reluctance at leaving her home prompted the deed.  A sister of the deceased, Miss Susan Strome, resides in this city, and a brother, Henry, was killed near Lexington last spring by a tree falling on him.  The deceased formerly kept house for her brother-in-law, Daniel Eckert, who lives south of her home.  The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from Steele's church near Miss Strome's late home.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  15 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 42]

Strome, Elizabeth -- Bellville.  Miss Elizabeth Strome, a maiden lady about forty years old, who lived alone at her home two miles northwest of Lexington, committed suicide by hanging herself sometime Sunday night.  The body was found suspended in her house at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, the lamp still burning.  Miss Strome once before attempted suicide by cutting her throat.  She had advertised to sell her property, a little place of some ten acres, this week and was going to make her home with an aunt and it is supposed that reluctance at leaving her home prompted the deed.  The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from Steele's church near Miss Strome's late home.  --  [Bellville Star:  08 September 1887, Vol. 10, No. 50]

Strome, Frank -- d. 3/15/1869 at Perry Twp.;  9y, 4m, 2d;  cause:  croup;  res. Perry Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Strome, Maggie -- Died, on April 24th. at Santa Clara, California, Miss Maggie Strome, sister of Cyrus and Harvey Strome, of this place.  Harvey has been with her some time having went to Santa Clara last winter.  --  [Bellville Star:  03 May 1888, Vol. 11, No. 32]

Strome, Mary -- Bellville.  Mrs. Mary Strome, living a mile southwest of Hanawalt's mill, died and was buried the 24th. ult.  She was in her 79th. year.  --  [Bellville Star:  01 May 1884, Vol. 7, No. 31]

Strome, Samuel -- Bellville.  Samuel Strome, a young man aged about 23 years, died of hemorrhage Monday at the residence of John Weaver, on Bell Street, and was buried at the Steel Church Wednesday.  On Tuesday of last week he did some heavy lifting while hauling logs, to which he attributed the attack of hemorrhage which he suffered from the following night.  On Wednesday he was brought to town from G.V. Olin's, where he was engaged at work, and had the hemorrhage checked.  While at work Thursday he had another attack, and was brought to town a second time for treatment, but was past the help of physicians.  He was a first-rate young man and his early demise is much mourned.  --  [Bellville Star:  18 June 1885, Vol. 8, No. 38]

Strong, ---- -- Monday -- The infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Strong of North Mulberry Street died Sunday night and will be buried Tuesday at 2 p.m. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 11 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 48]

Strong, F.W. -- The whole community were pained to learn of the death of F.W. Strong, Tuesday morning.  Mr. Strong has been ailing only a short time.  His complaint was typhoid fever and erysipelas.  All that medical skill could do to save him was done, but he continued to grow worse until Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock, when death relieved him of his pain.  His physicians were at his bedside continually during his last hours.  The funeral will take place from his late residence on Market Street to-day (Wednesday) at 3 o'clock.  Mr. Strong was born in Frederick County, Maryland, in 1812.  When he was a small boy, only four or five years old his father moved to this county and settled on a farm, where he remained until after his marriage with his present wife in 1837, whose maiden name was Miss Lucinda Toppleton.  About this time Mr. Strong moved to Mansfield, where he engaged in the mercantile business up to 1865, when he entered the present commission and grain firm of F.W. Strong & Co., of which he was the senior member at the time of his death.  Mansfield looses in his decease one of its best and most industrious men.  A man liked and loved by all.  Active in all progressive measures, and always ready to extend a helping hand to the needy with a character unsullied for honesty and integrity.  At the time of his death Mr. Strong was an active member of the Congregational Church.  His family have our heartfelt sympathies in their sad bereavement.  [Ohio Liberal:  11 June 1879]

Strong, Frederick -- bur. 6/10/1879 at Mansfield Cem., typhoid fever;  67y  [Ohio Liberal:  09 July 1879]

Strong, Levi -- Levi Strong, an aged resident of Mansfield, died Friday morning at 5:30 o'clock at the home of his nephew, Lyman A. Strong, on Park Avenue West, where he had been living for a few years past.  Mr. Strong was in his 80th. year, having been born on the old homestead, four miles south of Bellville, Sept. 22, 1818.  He was a son of George Strong and was the youngest of a family of nine children.  He resided for some years on the farm, was engaged for awhile at the carpenter trade, and after the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark railroad was built he was a conductor of that road and after meeting with a severe accident became a station agent on the same line.  About 1849, he entered into the employ of F.W. Strong & Co., in this city, and resided here.  In 1870 he went to Chicago and for about 10 years was engaged in the real estate business in that city.  In 1882 he went to Washington, D.C., and resided there until December, 1893, when he came back to Mansfield and has lived a retired life here ever since.  Of late he has been very feeble but the sickness which resulted in his death was only of about two weeks duration.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the I.O.O.F.  Funeral services Sunday at 3 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 96]

Strong, Lucina R. -- Mrs. Lucina R. Strong, widow of the late Frederick W. Strong, died Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock of nervous prostration.  She resided at No. 49 West Market Street.  She had been ailing for some time, notwithstanding which her demise was sudden and unexpected.  She was the mother of Mr. Lyman A. Strong of the firm of Strong & Leiter and of Mrs. Lucina J. Ingersoll, widow of Wm. H. Ingersoll, with whom she resided.  Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed, but it will probably take place tomorrow afternoon.  Mrs. Strong was a member of the Congregational Church and was well known in society circles.  She was nearly 66 years of age.  [Mansfield Herald:  01 April 1886]

Strong, Lucina R. -- The funeral of Mrs. Lucina R. Strong, who died on Monday, will take place Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock from her late residence, No. 49 West Market Street.  The Rev. Frank Russell, formerly pastor of the Congregational church, was telegraphed for and has signified his willingness to conduct the obsequies.  He is now located at Oswego, N.Y. and will arrive in the city Thursday morning.  He will be the guest of Mr. & Mrs. H.L. Reed on West Third Street.  [Mansfield Herald:  01 April 1886]

Strong, Lucinda R. -- bur. 3/1886 at Mansfield Cem., nervous prostration;  66y, 5d  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Strong, Luemma -- Died, Mrs. Luemma Strong, on Tuesday, Jan. 19th., aged 75 years and 7 months.  The funeral took place from the residence of Mrs. Masters on Wednesday at one o'clock.  Services conducted by Rev. W.W. Anderson.  [Bellville Star:  21 January 1886, Vol. 9, No. 17]

Strong, Mary -- DIED, March 11, Mrs. Mary Strong, at the college on West Third Street.  Funeral March 12, at 2 p.m.  [Mansfield Evening News:  11 March 1890, Vol. 6, No. 4]

Strong, Mrs. Peter -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Peter Strong died at College Place last evening and will be buried tomorrow evening at 10 o'clock.  The services to be held at College Place.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 March 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 43]

Strong, Watson

Strother, Jackson Lee -- 94Y;  d. 11/13/1955 at St. Mary's Hosp., Clarksburg, WV;  father of Belva Strother Grogg, Mansfield  [MNJ 11/15/1955]

Stroup, ---- -- Shelby.  A daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Stroup, north of town, is ill with scarlet fever.  A son of theirs was buried this week, having died of the same disease.  [Mansfield News:  22 July 1899]

Stroup, Ross E.

Stroup, Samantha Jane -- DIED -- At Shelby, Jan. 27th., Samantha Jane Stroup, wife of George W. Stroup, aged 25 years, 8 months and 25 days. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 07 February 1884, Vol. 34, No. 12]

Stroupe, Amanda R. -- 71Y;  d. 3/23/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 5/20/1882 at Fountain Co., IN;  wid/o Philip;  bur. at Attica, IN  [MNJ 3/24/1954]

Stryker, Ruth (LaDow) -- Word was received here Wednesday by relatives announcing the death of Ruth LaDow Stryker, which occurred at her home in Fredonia, Kans., Monday.  The deceased was the youngest daughter of B.E. LaDow, was born here and was well known to all.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  06 November 1915, Vol. 62, No. 50]

Stryker, Ruth (LaDow) -- The community was shocked Monday evening by the news of the death of Mrs. M.D. Stryker from heart failure, following the birth of a daughter.  The abruptness of her passing made it hard to realize that one of Fredonia's kindliest and loveliest women had left this life, and for hours the town seemed under a sudden shadow of grief.  The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. John Garretson conducting the service, and interment was in the local cemetery.  Ruth LaDow was born in Plymouth, Ohio, in 1886, and spent the earlier years of her life there.  Following the death of her mother she went to Sandusky, O., where an aunt, Mrs. Spencer Strong, cared for her until after Ruth had finished her course in the high school.  Then Miss LaDow went to Leland Stanford University and remained for three years at the California school.  In 1907 she attended Randolph Macon college in Virginia, specializing in science.  The year following her returned to Leland Stanford and received her M.A. degree from the institution.  In 1909 Miss LaDow went to Boulder, Colo., where she lived with an aunt.  Mrs. Kitty DeVries, and took special work in Colorado University.  The next year she taught in the Wheatland, Calif. high school, and after a year of travel in the east, came to Fredonia and made her home with her father, B.E. LaDow.  Here she met Maurice Stryker and on April 9, 1913, the two young people were married, and began housekeeping at 415 Ninth Street.  Mrs. Stryker is survived by her father, her husband, her little daughter, a brother, C.V. LaDow, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. H.J. Johnstone, of Tontogany, Ohio, all of whom was present at the funeral.  An uncle, L.W. LaDow, of Kansas City, was also in attendance.  In the passing of Mrs. Stryker this town lost one of its most valuable young women.  Her strong and pleasant personality, her cultured and clean-cut reasoning, and her gentle and kindly disposition endeared her to friends and acquaintances, on account of those qualities of heart as well as mind.  Her place will always be vacant in the memory of those who knew her and the universal sorrow which her death brought to Fredonia will be felt in the years to come.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  13 November 1915, Vol. 62, No. 51 as reprinted from the Wilson County (Kansas) Citizen]

Studebaker, John D. -- DIED -- On Saturday morning, Dec. 9th., 1871, Mr. JOHN D. STUDABAKER, aged about 54 years.  Funeral services were held at the Christian Church on Monday following by Rev. John Lowe from Mansfield, after which the remains were deposited in the Cemetery grounds.  Mr. Studabaker had been out of health for a long time -- a troublesome catarrh having finally resulted in consumption.  In the circle of his immediate associates and friends, in the church and family, Mr. S. was known as a sincere Christian man, discharging every duty which his health and circumstances permitted him to engage in. – [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS:  07 November 1871, Vol. 4, No. 6]

Studybaker, J.D. -- d. 12/9/1871 at Shelby;  46y, 5m;  b. Stark Co., Ohio;  white;  no cause of death listed;  res. Sharon Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stuff, Arthur R.

Stuff, Bertha Iverna -- Bertha Iverna Stuff, aged 3 months and 17 days, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey E. Stuff, died Sunday morning at 5 o'clock.  Mr. Stuff and family live two miles west of Bellville, and were spending Saturday evening with his brother, John A. Stuff, and family in Bellville.  The child took suddenly ill about 9 o'clock with cholera infantum and died Sunday morning at 5 o'clock.  Funeral services were held Monday at 9 a.m. conducted by Rev. MacWilliams.  Interment in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  31 August 1906, Vol. 14, No. 31]

Stuff, Carroll E. -- Funeral services for Carroll E. Stuff, 55, of Junction, Utah, a former Mansfield resident who died Thursday in the Richland Hospital, Richland, Utah, will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of the Wappner Funeral Directors.  Dr. William C. Newman, pastor of the First Christian Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The American Legion will hold military services at the graveside.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal,: February 2, 1976 p.5)

Stuff, Frank J. -- Another former Bellville citizen was called from earth last Sunday when Frank J. Stuff died at the Ohio state hospital at Toledo, where he was taken about five years ago.  He was 41 years of age, being born in Bellville on December 29, 1878.  He was preceded in death by his father, who passed away on September 1, 1914, aged 88 years.  Those surviving are his mother, Mrs. Anna Stuff of Bellville;  six brothers -- Samuel of McComb, O.;  John of Columbus;  Harvey and Roland of Mansfield;  Jacob and Frederick of Bellville.  Three sisters are also living -- Mrs. Sarah Saarf of Dayton;  Mrs. Mary Long of Toledo, and Mrs. Laura Olin of Bellville, besides other distant relatives.  The deceased man was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows' orders of Bellville and for several years was a member of the Bellville Christian church, where funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by the minister, A.C. Lambert.  Mr. Stuff had many warm friends in Bellville and vicinity.   [Richland County Leader:  23 April 1920, Vol. 1, No. 20]

Stuff, Mary

Stuhldreher, Rosalia -- Saturday.  Rosalia, aged 3 years, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Stuhldreher, of Lexington Avenue, died yesterday afternoon.  The funeral will take place from St. Peter's Catholic church, the time not yet being determined upon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 April 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 48]

Stull, ---- -- The eight weeks' old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Stull died Wednesday morning.  The funeral took place at Bunker Hill Thursday afternoon, Rev. Montgomery, of Perrysville, officiating.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  23 September 1904, Vol. 12, No. 37]

Stull, Andrew C. -- Rev. Andrew C. Stull, well known here, died of heart trouble at his home in Mansfield.  He was born in 1849 near Little Washington.  His father was one of the pioneer circuit riders of the Evangelical church.  Mr. Stull was licensed to preach at the age of 22, preaching is first sermon in Chestnut Chapel, near Bellville.  He served active charges in many parts of the state, and held the office of presiding elder for 16 years.  His last charge was Bellville circuit, where he was well known.  A year ago he retired from active service and went to Mansfield to live.  He is survived by his wife and three children.  Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 at the Evangelical church in Mansfield, interment was in Findlay cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  12 November 1920, Vol. 1, No. 49]

Stull, Matilda -- Washington.  Mrs. Matilda Stull died at the late residence in the village, Jan. 14th., at the age of 52 years, 6 months and 19 days.  The interment took place on the 15th., Rev. Jones, of Lucas, officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 36]

Stull, Thomas B.

Stumboff, Thomas P. -- 75Y;  d. 5/10/1956 at home, Mansfield (heart attack);  former owner of Olympia Restaurant;  b. 1/8/1881 at Kostur, Turkey;  h/o Katherine Popoff;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 5/11/1956]

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

Stump, Adam -- d. 3/4/1872 at Worthington Twp.;  married;  85y, 5m, 11d;  b. Pennsylvania;  carpenter;  white;  cause of death = old age;  res. Worthington Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Stump, Jane -- Died, Mrs. Jane Stump was born October 2, 1796, died October 18th., 1873, aged 77 years and 16 days.  The subject of this notice was for a short time a member of the Reformed Church, having previously been a member of the Presbyterian Church while residing in the State of Pennsylvania -- her home most of her life.  Her piety was intelligent and fervent.  In company with the Elders of the congregation and members of her family, she during her last illness received the Lord's supper, to the joy and comfort of her faith.  Her sufferings were of a lingering character, endured with patience and assurance on to the end.  In the absence of her Pastor at the time of burial, funeral services were held in the Reformed Church last Sabbath morning. -- N.H.L.  [Shelby Independent News:  30 October 1873, Vol. 6, No. 1]

Stump, Milton H. -- Bellville.  Milton H. Stump, age 27 years, died at the home of his parents in this place, on Saturday evening, Nov. 5th.  Mr. Stump was a cigarmaker and worked at his trade in Delaware until two weeks before his death, when he came home very ill and grew rapidly worse.  The funeral, under the auspices of the K. of P. lodge, took place from the Lutheran church at 1 p.m. Monday.  He was a young man of more than ordinary promise and to know him was to be his friend.  His sorrowing parents have the sympathy of many friends in this place and at the home of their deceased son.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 November 1892]

Stump, Orinda Whitten -- Mrs. Orinda Whitten Stump, who was born and reared in Bellville, died at her home in Chesterville from hemorrhage of the lungs, Friday night.  The funeral was held at her home Sunday afternoon and interment was made in the Chesterville cemetery.  She leave a mother and brother, Osha, here, Nelson of Peoria, Ill., and sister, Fannie, who has been ill with her for some time, all of whom attended the funeral.  [Mansfield News:  27 December 1907]

Stump, Susanah Herring -- Susanah Herring Stump was born in Butler, Ohio, September 11, 1830, and died October 22, 1915, aged 85 years, 1 month and 11 days.  On Oct. 26, 1847, she united in marriage to I.C. Stump.  To this union seven children were born, three of whom are living and four dead.  Twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren are left to mourn her death.  Her husband preceded her in death, dying Feb. 23, 1900.  She was a devout Christian, having been a lifelong member of the Lutheran church, and when the death messenger summoned her to the mansion of the Heavenly King, she left a crowning heritage to a well spent life.  Funeral services conducted by Rev. G.C. Smith, were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. Beckwith, Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.  Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  30 October 1915, Vol. 62, No. 49]

Stump, Zoe Blanche -- Bellville.  Zoe Blanche Stump, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.C. Stump, living northwest of town, died Thursday, Aug. 28th., and was buried at the Salem Lutheran church on Saturday, Rev. J.W. Kapp preaching the funeral discourse.  Deceased was 14 years, 5 months and 10 days old.  Resolutions of respect were passed by the Sunday School of which she was a member.  --  [Bellville Star:  04 September 1884, Vol. 7, No. 49]

Sturgeon, Angeline -- Friday.  Mrs. Angeline Sturgeon, residing one and one half miles southeast of the city, died Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, aged 61 years.  the funeral will be held at 1 o'clock, Saturday afternoon, from her late residence.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 December 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 29]

Sturgeon, Henry -- Sunday.  Henry Sturgeon, tramp cigar maker, was killed by a B. & O. passenger train about one mile west of Shelby this forenoon.  There was nothing on his person by which he could be further identified.  The fellow had been in Shelby several days hunting work and had started for Sandusky.  The remains will be interred by the Sharon tp. trustees this afternoon, as there is no necessity of holding a coroner's inquest.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 January 1893]

Sturges, Amanda -- Died, in this place, of bilious fever, on Sabbath morning, Mrs. Amanda Sturges, consort of Mr. E.P. Sturges, in the 27th. year of her age, after a painful illness of about 4 weeks.  Mrs. Sturges was born in Athens County, Ohio, and was, when very young a subject of religious impressions.  At the age of 7 or 8 she began to seek the Lord and even then was believed to have experienced a change of heart, and to have devoted herself to the service of her Redeemer.  In the 18th. year of her age she united herself to the Presbyterian church in Zanesville, and by adorning the doctrine of her Savior in her conduct;  was considered an ornament to the Church and Society.  In 1824, she was married to Mr. E.P. Sturges and removed to this place;  and has continued a consistent member of the church, and to be esteemed by her acquaintances.  She possessed a natural disposition peculiarly amiable, and this was seasoned by Grace.  She was patient, meek, mild, friendly, sincere and charitable;  and therefore did not fail to secure the admiration and friendship of all who knew her.  On her death bed she was resigned and gave evidence to her Christian friends of her union to Christ.  For, though she could not say that she had an assurance of faith, and though she thought the petition most suitable for her to make, was, "Lord be merciful to me a sinner," yet, as through life, she manifested that, to her, "to live was Christ," no doubt to her "to die was gain."  In her death, society has lost a valuable member -- her disconsolate husband, a loving and faithful wife, her three little children an affectionate and tender mother -- her relatives a sincere friend -- and the church of a worthy sister.  [Western Sentinel & Richland Co. Weekly Advertiser:  22 September 1830]

Sturges, Eben P. -- Died, on the 1st. inst., Eben P. Sturges, Esq., of this city, in his 78th. year.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  04 January 1861]

Sturges, Eben P. -- On the evening of New Year's Day, Eben P. Sturges, one of our oldest and wealthiest citizens, after a long illness, died.  Mr. S. was born in Fairfield, Conn., on the 12th. of August, 1784.  At the early age of fourteen he embarked in a subordinate capacity on board of a merchantman owned by a relative.  It was not his design to make a sea-faring life his profession, but while on the vessel no one discharged his duties more assiduously.  At sixteen years of age he was first officer, and before he was twenty-one was master and part owner of the ship.  He commanded the merchant vessel "Madisonia" when hostilities broke out between Great Britain and the United States in 1812.  Soon after the commencement of the war he was homeward bound, on a voyage from South America, with a valuable cargo.  Early in the voyage he was informed by an American privateer of the existence of hostilities, and a few days subsequently he was captured by a British frigate, the "Garland" and sent with his crew as prisoners of war to Kingston, Jamaica.  Here after enduring severe hardships, and passing through an attack of yellow fever, he was released on parole.  He embraced the first opportunity to return to the United States, where he arrived safely, but enfeebled in health by confinement and disease.  After recovering sufficient strength he came to Ohio on a visit to his sister, the late Mrs. Ebenezer Buckingham, of Putnam.  Having determined to relinquish the sea, he turned his mind to a new field of enterprise.  This portion of the state of Ohio was then an almost unbroken wilderness.  Forming his plan, he returned east and formed a connection with Buckingham Sherwood, late of Newark, Ohio.  They purchased a stock of goods, which they transported in wagons to Zanesville, <<remainder of obituary missing from the photocopy>>  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  04 January 1861]

Sturges, Edward -- bur. 9/16/1878 at Mansfield Cem., softening of the brain;  72y  [Ohio Liberal:  8 January 1879]

Sturges, Edward Sr. -- The funeral of E. Sturges, Sr., will take place to-day, Wednesday, Sept. 18th., at three o'clock on West Market Street.  As a token of respect the Banks and many of the business houses will close from 3 to 4 o'clock.  [Ohio Liberal:  18 September 1878]

Sturges, Edward Sr. -- The death of Edward Sturges, Sr., which occurred on Monday morning last, removes one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Mansfield.  For fifty-eight years he has been a resident of this city, and no other man has been more prominently identified with its history, its growth and its prosperity.  Mr. Sturges was born in Fairfield, Connecticut, December 5, 1805, and comes of old, substantial New England stock, dating back to times anterior to the Revolutionary War.  In 1815, only six years after the first cabin was built in Mansfield, his brother, E.P. Sturges, came to the wilderness and started a store on the northwest corner of the Public Square, and from that day to the present it has been known as the Sturges corner.  Five years later, in 1820, when only fifteen years of age, he came to Mansfield and entered his brother's store as a clerk, and in a few years became a partner.  Until the death of his brother, in 1862, they continued together a large and prosperous business, and became the wealthiest men of the city.  Mr. Sturges was in all respects a model business man, careful, prudent, honorable and industrious;  he trusted to sure and steady gains rather than the speculative ones, and his example remains for imitation to all those who would pursue a mercantile career upon the best principles for an honorable success.  Mr. Sturges, although he never accepted political preferment, always took a deep interest in public affairs.  In the early days of agitation upon the slavery question he was an earnest anti-slavery man, and always gave a zealous support to the cause.  He and his brother were among the founders, and were the life-long supporters of the Congregational Church, which grew up out of the anti-slavery discussions of the time.  In 1837 Mr. Sturges married a daughter of Dr. Increase Matthews, of Putnam, Ohio, with whom he lived a quiet, domestic and happy life until her death, which occurred less than a year ago.  His family, which survives him, consists of five sons and three daughters.  Mr. Sturges in all the relations of life was an exemplary man.  In business he was thoroughly trustworthy and just in all his dealings.  As a citizen he discharged his duties with fidelity and honor.  As a neighbor and friend he was kind, obliging and charitable.  In short, he was an upright Christian gentleman, whose life has been a benediction to his generation, and whose death will be lamented by all who knew him.  [Ohio Liberal:  18 September 1878]

Sturges, George -- Friday.  George Sturges, president of the Northwestern National Bank, of Chicago, died near that city Tuesday.  He was a relative of the Sturgesses of this city.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 August 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 14]

Sturges, Helen -- Thursday.  Helen, the 12-year-old daughter of W.P. Sturges, of Sturges Avenue, died at 4 o'clock this morning of consumption.  Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 February 1892]

Sturges, Lena -- bur. 6/1886 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  30y  [Mansfield Herald:  15 July 1886]  *could read 36y

Sturges, Lois -- Mansfield.  The only cases of diphtheria known to have existed in Mansfield the past week were the three that proved fatal, viz.:  the two children of Mrs. Ella Purdy and the child of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Sturges.  Physicians say that if a diphtheria epidemic should occur it would prove quite serious on account of the prevailing epidemic of la grippe.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  15 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 267]

Sturges, Lois -- Mansfield.  Lois, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Sturges, died at 9 o'clock p.m., Jan. 13 of diphtheria at the residence of Dimon Sturges, 45 Park Avenue West.  The little girl was only four years old.  The fatal disease at first seemed to be an attack of mumps, but diphtheria developed itself Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. Sturges returned about two weeks ago from Wichita, Kan., to reside in Mansfield.  The funeral will be strictly private and will occur at 10 o'clock a.m., Jan. 16, from the residence, to be conducted by the Rev. J.W. Hubbell.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  15 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 267]

Sturges, Maggie -- bur. 5/1886 at Mansfield Cem., spinal disease;  51y, 9m, 4d  [Mansfield Herald:  15 July 1886]

Sturges, Mary -- Saturday, Mary, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Sturges, died at the age of six months and twenty-one days.  Funeral Monday at 3 p.m.  The burial will be private.  [Mansfield Herald:  28 August 1890, Vol. 40, No. 41]

Sturges, Mary M. -- bur. 11/21/1877 at Mansfield Cem., paralysis;  62y  [Ohio Liberal:  05 December 1877]

Sturges, Mrs. W.P. -- Rev. McDowell and wife of Tiffin (OH) are in the city to attend the funeral of Mrs. McDowell's sister, Mrs. W.P. Sturges.  [Mansfield Herald:  24 June 1886]

Sturges, Mrs. W.P. -- Mrs. W.P. Sturges of this city died in Galion (OH) Saturday evening, June 19th., at the home of her father, Rev. A.J. Lyon.  The funeral of Mrs. W.P. Sturges took place Tuesday afternoon from the residence of Mr. Dimon Sturges on West Market Street.  Rev. Albert D. Knapp officiated at the obsequies.  There was a large attendance of sympathizing friends and relatives.  Rev. and Mrs. Lyons and other members of the Lyons family were present from Galion.  The choir, consisting of Messrs. W.H. Pontius and W.F. Day, Mrs. Howard Dirlam and Miss Minnie Corrothers, sang "My Jesus as thou wilt", "Father, whate'er of earthly bliss" and "I'm but a stranger here".  The sermon was appropriate to the occasion and paid most fitting tribute to the virtues of the deceased lady.  Eight cabs were necessary to accommodate the large family connection.  A long line of vehicles followed the hearse to the cemetery, where the remains were interred in the family lot.  [Mansfield Herald:  24 June 1886]

Sturges, Ruth M. -- d. 12/1885, old age;  83y, 9m, 5d;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Sturges, Ruth M. (Tracy) -- Mrs. Ruth M. Sturges, widow of the lamented Eben Perry Sturges, died at half-past three o'clock Wednesday afternoon, aged 83 years and 9 months.  The deceased had been failing in strength for two or three years prior to her taking-off.  During the last three months her health became perceptibly worse.  She was afflicted with no malady or complication of complaints, but died peacefully and restfully of physical exhaustion and suspension of vital power consequent upon old age.  She was at no time confined to her bed, but on the contrary experienced difficulty in breathing when in a reclining posture.  During the greater part of her illness she was about her duties attired in her usual habit.  Mrs. Sturges was the only daughter of Josiah Tracy, who removed to this city with his family in 1845 from Huron, near Sandusky.  The family came originally from Norwich, Conn., whence they removed to Columbia, N.Y. and thence to Huron, this State.  Mrs. Sturges had five brothers, but herself survived them all.  She was an aunt of Messrs. F.E. Tracy and L.J. Tracy and of Mrs. R.L. Avery, residents of Mansfield, being a sister of their father.  On the death of their mother she came into her brother's household and made a home for his children, and they all looked upon her almost as their mother.  She resided in Mansfield about forty years, and soon after coming to the city united with the Congregational Church by letter.  She never severed her connection with it, but remained a more or less active member all her life.  In 1850 she was married to E.P. Sturges, whose death occurred about fifteen years thereafter.  She was his third wife, and therefore the step-mother of Dimon, Stephen, Edward, Henry and Amanda Sturges, all of whom are still living.  She leaves no children of her own.  After the death of her husband she made her home with her niece, Mrs. Avery, her step-sons having all married.  Here she died.  She will be remembered as a stately woman, of a dignified and sunny presence.  Her temperament was calm and equable.  She was never ruffled, but always cheerful, lovely and amiable.  Her remains were interred in the family lot beside the grave of her husband.  [Mansfield Herald:  10 December 1885, Vol. 36, No. 4]

Sturges, Sallie -- d. 8/23/1869 at Mansfield;  7y;  b. Mansfield;  cause:  lung fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Sturges, Sarah (Cary) -- Mrs. Sarah Sturges died at her home in Brooklyn, New York, Sunday afternoon after a brief illness with pneumonia.  She was the widow of Stephen Buckingham Sturges, who lived in this city until thirty years ago, when he removed to Brooklyn where he resided until his death.  Mrs. Sturges was the daughter of Bradley & Matilda Phelps Cary, Syracuse, New York, and married her late husband Jan. 13th., 1853.  The funeral took place from her late home in Brooklyn Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  08 November 1910]

Sturges, Tracy -- Tracy Sturges, son of S.B. Sturges, Esq., of this city, died in Boston on Saturday last.  His remains were brought home on Monday evening and were buried the day following.  [Ohio Liberal:  06 June 1877]

Sturgess, Maggie -- After an illness of about a week, Mrs. Maggie Sturgess, wife of A. Sturgess, residing at No. 92, North Mulberry Street, died Monday evening, shortly before 9 o'clock, of general debility, resulting from spinal affection.  She was 51 years of age and leaves no children.  The funeral will take place (probably) Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles officiating.  Mrs. Sue Rogers of Bucyrus, a sister of Mrs. Sturgess, was present at the time of her death.  Her husband survives and is stricken with sudden grief.  [Mansfield Herald:  27 May 1886]

Sturgis, Tracy -- bur. 6/3/1877 at Mansfield Cem.;  17y, 11m, 13d;  cause:  typhoid fever  [Ohio Liberal:  04 July 1877]

Sturts, ---- -- Rome.  The daughter of William Sturts was laid to rest in the Presbyterian cemetery last week.  [Mansfield News:  30 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 127]

Sturts, Richard D. -- 57Y;  died 10/4/1954 at Gen. Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 5/29/1897 at Butler Twp.;  h/o Roena Mercer;  bur. Blackleyville Cem., Wayne Co., OH.  [Mansfield News Journal:  05 October 1954]

Stutz, Herold -- Herold, the 2-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Stutz, of East First Street, died Sunday evening at the home of his parents.  Funeral services Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic Church.   [Mansfield News:  07 August 1899]

Styert, ----

Styert, Catharine

Styert, Mrs. Anthony -- [the majority of this death notice was damaged and I could not make it out]  Mrs. Styert leaves only a husband, as she had no children.  She is a sister-in-law of Mrs. E.P. Croft, the wife of the North Main Street grocer.  No time has as yet been fixed for the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 23]  

Styert, Mrs. Anthony -- Wednesday.  The funeral services of Mrs. Anthony Styert will beheld at her late home at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.  The remains will be taken to the cemetery of Franklin Church, north of the city.  There seems to be a dispute today among the doctors as to the cause of her death.  Several are of the belief that she died of an overdose of morphine, as stated in the SHIELD yesterday.  While others think she died of asthma, neuralgia and heart disease.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 23]

Styert, Rolla O. -- SUDDEN DEATH CAME TO ROLLA O. STYERT -- SHOCK FROM ELECTRIC WIRE, HEART DISEASE, OR POSSIBLY BOTH COMBINED PROBABLE CAUSE -- Rolla O. Styert, a butcher of Newman street, and a well known citizen dropped dead between 9 and 9:30 o'clock Monday evening while at the stable at his home, 232 Newman street.  Mr. Styert, together with his wife and little daughter, Cloe, had been out driving during the evening and upon their return home, Mrs. Styert and the daughter were let out at the house, while Mr. Styert drove to the barn to put away the horse.  Alighting from the buggy, he went into the stable to turn on the incandescent light in order to see the drive in, when the sound of a struggle was heard in the stable and Cloe who had not yet gone into the house ran to see what was the matter.  She found her father lying unconscious on the barn floor and the electric light wires were down.  Her calls for help brought speedy assistance from friends and the unfortunate man was carried into the house.  Medical aid was called and Drs. McCullough, Davis and Loughridge responded.  The were too late, however, for the spark of life had fled.  Death had come very suddenly and it is supposed that he was dead before the body was taken to the house.  Coroner Bushnell was summoned, viewed the body and investigated the case.  Mr. Styert had a cut above hi left temple and it was thought at first that possibly he had met with foul play and that some one concealed in the barn had struck him when he entered, the motive being robbery.  The wound was probed and it was found that the skull was not fractured, the cut having evidently been received when he fell.  The money in his pockets had not been disturbed, which at once did away with any theory of foul play.  It is claimed that when Mr. Styert entered the barn and attempted to turn on the light, he grasped the metal part of the fixture with one hand the key with the other, receiving a shock which resulted in his death.  It is claimed that an arc light wire had become crossed with incandescent light wire and in this way Mr. Styert had received the full force of the strong current on both wires.  When he fell, Mr. Styert carried down with him the wires in the barn and the glass bulb of the incandescent light was broken, having struck Mr. Styert in the face.  On the other hand, it is claimed that if the death had been due entirely to the electric current there would be evidence of burning, his hands would have been blackened and badly burned.  The conclusion reached by some is that he received a shock, not severe enough in itself to have caused death, but which by reason of the victim having some weakness of the heart, brought on by heart failure.  The light wires where they were crossed were repaired today.  A number of people in that part of the city, it is claimed, sustained shocks of greater or lesser verity during the evening from electric light wires by reason of the wires being crossed and at least one man had the wires removed from his house today.  One woman had her hand burned.  Coroner's Investigation ... Coroner Bushnell is investigating the case and will not announce his finding for a day or so.  He will have the inquest this afternoon and evening and will examine, in addition to the physicians present, some of the neighbors and an employee of the Citizens Electric Light and Power company, with a view to establishing the exact cause of the death.  It is understood that Mr. Styert had some heart weakness and had been treated for it.  Mr. Styert was 47 years of age and was born on the Styert Farm in Weller township, where his father, Bartholomew Styert, settled more than 60 years ago.  For some years past, Mr. Styert has been in the meat business on Newman street.  He leaves a wife, whose maiden name was Sadie Dickson, daughter of ex-Sheriff J.J. Dickson, and three children, Tracy aged 17, Cloe aged 12 and Bryan aged 5.  He has three brothers, Anthony Styert and William Styert of this city, and F.M. Styert of Weller township;  and five sisters:  Mrs. Anna Brown, Miss Margaret Styert, Mrs. Catherine Harned, Mrs. Isabella Clifford and Mrs. Jennie Crott of this city.  He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America in which he carried $2000 insurance and of Mansfield Court No. 1455 of the independent order of Foresters, in which he carried $1000 insurance.  Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Dr. F.A. Gould of the M.E. Church, Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at his late home.  A service will also be held at Franklin Church and interment will be made in the cemetery at the church.  Mrs. Styert is prostrated as the result of the shock over her husband's untimely death.  [Mansfield News:  03 September 1901, Vol. 17, No. 156]



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