Richland Co., Ohio

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Wachs, Byrda Faye Richey -- Mrs. Byrda Faye Richey Wachs, 70, died at her home at 944 Lenox Ave., yesterday after an extended illness.  Born in Mifflin Township, April 14, 1885, the daughter of Frank and Inez Ruby Richey, she lived in the area all her life.  She was an active member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church.  Surviving besides her husband, F. N. Wachs, are three sons; Wilbur F., Dale F., and Don E., two daughters; Mrs. Glen Oswalt and Mrs. Gordon Smith; one brother James Richey of Wellington; one sister, Mrs. Robert Calver; 11 grandchildren and one great grandson, all of this area.  Services will be conducted at the J.H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Bridges, pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, officiating.  He will be assisted by Rev. Harley Bennett, former pastor and now of London, Oh. Burial will be in the Franklin Cemetery.  Friends may call after 9 p.m. today.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal: October 16, 1955 p.3)

Wachs, Peter -- Peter Wachs, an old pioneer farmer, was instantly killed on the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railroad while on his way to Crestline at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Mr. Wachs, for a number of years has been living one mile south of Crestline, and in his old age was becoming quite deaf, and for this reason his family often urged him not to venture upon the railroad track. But forgetful of the advice, he started up for C.C. track. When No. 3 passenger train pulled out of town, a little before 10, Mr. Wachs saw it coming, and stepped aside until it passed, when he again took the track. He did not know that an extra engine was closely following this passenger train, and with his head drooped went on toward Crestline. The engineer and fireman gave the necessary warning from the time they first saw him, but the old gentleman being almost deaf did not hear the whistle and as a consequence he was run down and instantly killed. When the engine struck him he was hurled several rods from the track and when picked up life was extinct. An examination showed that all his limbs were broken and the entire top of his head crushed in. He was aged 77 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 06 August 1884, Vol. 34, No. 38]

Waddell, Charles Otis -- d. 3/17/1955 at Dwight L. Waddell residence, Mansfield;  b. 6/13/1895 at Brinkhaven, OH;  s/o William A. & Effie Frances (Sapp) Waddell;  Carpenter;  bur. at Condit, OH  [MNJ 3/18/1955]

Waddell, Grace Anna Zahner -- Following an extended illness during which she had been a patient sufferer, Mrs. Grace Anna Zahner Waddell died Christmas morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Willard Amsbaugh, two miles west of Bellville.  The funeral was held there Saturday and burial was in the Bellville cemetery.  Rev. J.F. Mariatte conducted the funeral rites.  The deceased woman was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Zahner and was born October 20, 1860.  Most of her life was spent in Dunkirk, Ohio, where she was married to Samuel Waddell in 1882.  His demise occurred several years ago.  One son, Samuel Waddell, of Columbus, survives;  also three sisters, one grandchild, eight nieces and six nephews.  She was a kind mother, a loving sister and always ready to aid the needy.   [Richland County Leader:  01 January 1920, Vol. 1, No. 4]

Waddell, Joseph -- 84Y;  d. 12/7/1955 at New Concord, OH;  former Mansfield resident;  h/o Edna  [MNJ 12/9/1955]

Wade, Benton F. (external link)

Wade, Cye A. -- b. 5/22/1912;  d. 12/17/1962;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [source:  Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Wade, Nell E.

Wade, Wilbur — Bellville. Died Tuesday in the Civil Hospital at Peterboro, Ontario, Canada, where he had been a patient since Oct. 25. He was a retired employee of the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. at Mansfield. Surviving are his wife, Theresa; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Bowman of Mansfield; four sons, Wilbur Jr., and Larry, both of Mansfield, and Bob of Bellville, and Curtis in Florida; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandson; four brothers, Dorcy, Ralph, Melvin, ….. and four sisters, ….both of Ashland, and several nieces and nephews. (Rest missing) Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Gay Hoffman. [Mansfield News Journal, Wed., 12/24/1969, p. 18]

Wagaman, ---- - - (Lucas)  The oldest daughter of Jno. Wagaman died on Monday and was buried on Wednesday at the I. O. O. F.  Cemetery. Her age was 14 years. This is the third death on Spring Run from typhoid Fever.  Submitted by Carrol Ann.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 December 1889]

Wagaman, ---- -- Lucas.  The oldest daughter of Jno. Wagaman died on Monday and was buried on Wednesday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Her age was 14 years.  This is the third death on Spring Run from typhoid fever.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 December 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 30]

Wagaman, Annie -- Mrs. Wagaman, County Resident 55 Years, Dies at 81.  Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Wagaman, 81, a former Richland county resident, who died Monday at her home in Akron, will be held Thursday at 10:30 a. m. at the Mt. Zion church with Rev. George Bright of Lucas officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.   Mrs. Wagaman was born  in Pennsylvania and lived in Richland county for 55 years.  She is survived by six children.  Charles of Mifflin, Doyle of Akron, Virgil of Columbus, Mrs. Curtis Mowers of Akron, Mrs. Roy Foulks of Akron, Mrs. Mervilla Snook of Mansfield, and 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.   The body was removed to the Sigler funeral home in Hayesville where it will remain until the time of the funeral. Submitted by Jean.  [unknown newspaper:  01 June 1936]

Wagaman, Annie.  Submitted by Jack.

Wagaman, Charles S. -- Died:  February 24, 1951.  He was born January 18, 1884.Submitted by Jack. 

Wagaman, Mildred -- Races to Doctor With Dying Baby  -- Mrs. Millard Wagaman Drives over Richland Hills In Effort to Save Child  -- Death followed Mrs. Millard Wagaman into the office of I.H. LaBArre this morning and claimed her seven-months old daughter Mildred, a few minutes after she raced across Richland County hills to save her child. She placed the baby in the physicians arms, but before he could  relieve its sufferings, it breathed its last. The infant has been ill for a month. Pneumonia was the first attack, but before she could recover general disability set in and death resulted. Mrs. Wagaman lives with her husband five miles north of Mansfield.  The baby was more restless than usual last night and after a sleepless night, the tired mother raced to bring her daughter to town for relief. She did not realize the seriousness of the child's condition, for before Dr. LaBarre could attend, the gasps ceased. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.  Submitted by Carrol Ann.  [Mansfield News:  04 February 1914]

Wagar, Paul Knox -- Paul Knox Wagar, elder of the two little sons of Rev. and Mrs. V.W. Wagar, of Lorain, died Tuesday, Jan. 13.  The remains will be brought to Bellville for interment Friday, Jan. 23.  Mrs. Wagar was formerly Miss Una Knox, of Bellville.   --  [Bellville Messenger:  22 January 1902, Vol. 11, No. 3]

Wagenman, Leola B. -- 55Y;  d. 5/6/1956 at Shelby Mem. Hosp.;  b. 1/21/1901 at Greenfield, OH;  Came to Shelby from Jackson, OH;  w/o Walter (d. circa 1951)  [MNJ 5/7/1956]

Wagerman, Jacob

Wagner, Adolph -- DIED -- At Garret City, Ind., ADOLPH, eldest son of J.W. and Katherine Wagner, of this city, aged 17 years. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 02 August 1883, Vol. 33, No. 37]

Wagner, Anna Maria "Mary" (Rabold) -- Died, at the residence of Mr. J.F. Saiger, in Huron County, Ohio, on the 21st. inst., Anna Maria Wagner, wife of Daniel Wagner, aged 68 years, 7 months and 2 days.  [Shelby Independent News:  24 August 1876, Vol. 8, No. 44]

Wagner, Anna Maria "Mary" (Rabold) -- Died.  Anna Mary Rabold, wife of Daniel Wagner, was born at Newmanstown, Berkes County, Pa., Jan. 5, 1808, and died at the residence of J.F. Saiger, Huron Co., O., August 21, 1876, aged 68 years, 7 months and 16 days.  Mrs. Wagner was a devoted wife and mother and much esteemed by her neighbors.  She was for many years a member of the Reformed congregation at Ganges.  A sufferer for over a year, her life calmly passed away.  Funeral services were held in the Reformed Church by Rev. N.H. Loose, after which her remains were laid to rest in Oakland Cemetery.  - - N.H.L.  [Shelby Independent News:  31 August 1876, Vol. 8, No. 45]

Wagner, Daniel -- DIED -- At Shelby, Jan. 27th., Daniel Wagner, father of Mrs. J.F. Saiger, aged 79 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 14 February 1884, Vol. 34, No. 13]

Wagner, E.W. -- Wednesday.  To those of our readers who remember the cruel murder of E.W. Wagner, a former resident of this city, in Monterey, Cal., about a year ago, the following item taken from a recent issue of the Los Angeles, Cal. Herald, will be of interest:  "Salinas, Cal., May 31 -- C.W. Hawes was today sentenced by Judge Dorn to serve fifty years in the San Quentin Penitentiary for the murder of E.W. Wagner, at Monterey, in June, 1891."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 June 1892]

Wagner, Edward W. -- This morning, C.W. Wagner, the druggist, received a copy of a San Francisco paper, containing a lengthy account of the shooting at Monterey, Cal., on the 18th. inst., of his brother, Edward W. Wagner, who is well known in this county, by a morphine fiend, Charles Hawes.  The deceased was about 45 years of age, and, after learning the drug business in this city, went to California about 24 years ago.  At the time of his death he was a drug clerk and was just closing the store for the evening when his murderer called for 10 cents worth of morphine.  Without any reason whatever he then shot Mr. Wagner, the ball lodging in the abdomen, and causing his death, last Sunday evening.  He leaves a wife and two children.  Mr. Wagner formerly lived in this city and served his apprenticeship as a druggist with Mr. P. Bigelow.  About twenty-four years ago he went west and finally to California, where he met death while in the discharge of his duty.  He is a brother of A.F., F.W., Therese and C.W. Wagner, of this city, whom he visited with his family about three years ago.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 July 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 7]

Wagner, Francisca (Martin) -- Mrs. Francisca Wagner, wife of Charles W. Wagner, died Sunday morning at 12:45 o'clock at her home, 16 West Second Street, of hemorrhages.  Her maiden name was Miss Francisca Martin and she was born Sept. 9, 1841 at Otterberg, Rheinisch, Bavaria.  She came to this country and to Mansfield in 1856, and she was married April 18, 1866, to Charles W. Wagner, who with one daughter, Miss Katharine F. Wagner, survives her.  Mrs. Wagner was a member of St. John's German Evangelical Church.  Funeral services at the family residence, 16 West Second Street, Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Ferdinand Buesser.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  07 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 48]

Wagner, Frank -- DIED, At the residence of his father, F.W. Wagner, at No. 96 South Diamond Street, at 6:20 a.m., Dec. 17, Frank Wagner, aged 20 years and ? months.  Funeral at 2 p.m., Dec. 19.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  22 December 1887, Vol. 4, No. 6]

Wagner, George -- Saturday.  Geo. Wagner will be buried tomorrow from the home of his father, 6 Vale Avenue, at 1 o'clock.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 43]

Wagner, John P. -- Saturday.  John P. Wagner, aged 83 years, father of F.W., C.W. and A.F. Wagner, of this city, died last night at Garrett, Ind., at the residence of his son William.  The remains will be brought to this city tomorrow and the funeral will be held from the residence of F.W. Wagner, 96 South East Diamond Street at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  The funeral will be under the auspices of Richland lodge, No. 161, I.O.O.F., of which he was a member.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 January 1892]

Wagner, Henry -- 53Y;  d. 8/21/1955 at Detroit, MI;  former Mansfield resident;  b. Austria-Hungary;  h/o Katherine  [MNJ 8/23/1955]  

Wagner, Herman -- Sunday.  Herman Wagner, son of William Wagner and wife, died at his home in Garrett, Indiana, yesterday.  The remains will be brought to this city and interred in the Mansfield Cemetery tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Funeral services will be held at the home of Wm. Martin, on South Diamond Street.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 February 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 41]

Wagner, Kenneth -- Shelby -- Kenneth C. Wagner, 81, former Tiro resident, died Wednesday in Huntington Beach (Calif.) Hospital following a short illness. Arrangements are pending at the Barkdull Funeral Home. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. [Mansfield News Journal: 1 September 1988.]

Wagner, Lizzie -- Mansfield, May 15.  Miss Lizzie Wagner, of Garret, Ind., daughter of J.W. Wagner, died at that place yesterday.  The remains will be brought here to-night and will be buried from the home of her uncle, B. Sens, 74 West Fourth Street, to-morrow at 2 p.m.  J.W. Wagner was a resident of this city about 12 years ago.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  15 May 1890, Vol. 6, No. 60]

Wagner, Mary -- Bellville - Mrs. Mary Wagner, aged 82 years, died at Chicago Junction, Wednesday and the remains were interred here this morning.  [Mansfield News: 30 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 154]

Wagner, Moritz A. -- The funeral of Moritz A. Wagner, which took place this afternoon from the residence of his parents on South Diamond Street, was largely attended by the friends and neighbors of the deceased.  The services were conducted by Rev. F. Buesser in German and Rev. H.L. Wiles in English.  The pall bearers were A.F. Ackerman and John Hayden, of the SHIELD, Otto Perl, of the COURIER, Conrad Kalmerten, Henry Goetz and Robert Boyd.  The floral contributions were fine, among them a compositor's stick and a compositor's case from his associates in the SHIELD office.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 47]

Wagner, Moritz A. -- Moritz A. Wagner, a son of 'Squire Frederick Wagner, departed this life Sunday morning, March 31, at his home, 259 South Main Street, aged 31 years and 1 month.  Moritz Wagner was an efficient and faithful compositor.  He began his trade about fifteen years ago in the office of the Mansfield Courier, where he worked steadily until the summer of 1885, when he took a case for the News, where he remained about two years.  Since that time he worked at his trade in Pittsburg, Pa., and Akron until January, 1894, when he took a case in the SHIELD compositing room, at which he worked as steadily as failing health would permit until Monday evening, March 11, which was his last day's work at the case.  Consumption of the lungs had marked him for its victim and his final illness terminated in eternal rest from worldly cares and labors i the brief space of three weeks.  Moritz Wagner was a steady and industrious young man.  He was honorable and exemplary in his habits and character and his genial manners made him a favorite with all his associates.  His employers and fellow employees on the SHIELD are especially grieved by his untimely death.  In his life was exemplified the virtue of a dutiful son, for he helped to support his aged parents from the time he first began to earn a livelihood.  About thee years ago he married Miss Kate Gleason and their only child is a bright little girl not quite two years old.  Funeral services will be held at the residence of his parents, 253 South Diamond Street, Tuesday, April 3, at 1:30 o'clock p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 47]

Wagner, Mrs. Theodore -- Lexington.  The remains of Mrs. Theodore Wagner, who died in Washington Township, were interred in the Lexington Cemetery, Sept. 8.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 75]

Wagner, Robert – Mansfield. Robert Wagner, 55, of 514 Park Avenue West, died at a Pontiac, Mich. hospital Sunday night. Born at Barnesboro, Pa., Sept. 6, 1915, Mr. Wagner was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army, Third Infantry Division, he was a member of VFW Post No. 9943, DAV Chapter 021 and Amvets, Robert Spreng Post No. 26. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. Mr. Wagner came to Mansfield in 1957 and was a retired employer of Fisher Body plant. Survivors are his wife Frances L. (Hopper) Wagner; three sons, Robert, James and Jeffrey, all of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. James Hoffman II of Lexington and Mrs. William Kuhn of Mansfield; five brothers, Cecil of Rochester, Mich., Norman of Drayton Plains, Mich., Edward of Palton, Pa., and Alvin and Larue, both of Pontiac, Mich.; five sisters, Mrs. William Sawtell of Anaheim, Calif., Mrs. Herbert Morris and Mrs. William Spencer, both of Drayton Plains, Mich., Mrs. William Honaker and Mrs. Eugene Miller, both of Pontiac, Mich., and two grandchildren. ____John A. McClure officiating. Burial will be made in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at The Jones Memorial Funeral Home Thursday evening at 8:30. Friends will be received at the Jones Memorial from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie. [Mansfield News Journal: 1 June 1971, Pg. 7]. Note: Obituary incomplete.

Wagner, Solomon -- Solomon Wagner was born in Franklin Co., Penn., Oct. 11, 1824, and died at the home of Abner Oldfield near Bellville, O., March 3, 1897 at the advanced age of 72 years, 4 months and 22 days.  Mr. Wagner had been a resident of Bellville for about 53 years.  His illness had continued for several years, and although he endured patiently and awaited his summons with resignation, ever evincing a beautiful Christian spirit.  The deceased had been a charter member of the local fraternity of F. & A.M., and for twenty-one years a member of the Presbyterian church.  In this church his funeral services were conducted by the pastor Rev. C.W. Caldwell, and the order of which he was a member, on Sunday, March 7, at 11 o'clock, a large congregation of friends being present.  Among the friends from a distance were Mr. Wagner's brother David, of Wheeling and Mrs. Torbet, of near Bellaire, who is a daughter of Mr. David Wagner, and a Mrs. Tinkey of near Warsaw, Ind.  Mr. Wagner will long be remembered by all who knew him intimately as a shining example of the power of divine grace to sustain even throughout years of suffering.  He has entered into his reward.  A widow remains to mourn the loss of a good husband, their three children having preceded the father into the other world.  [Bellville Messenger:  11 March 1897]

Wagner, William Henry -- Willie Wagner, aged 13, son of John Wagner, died Thursday morning.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  10 July 1890, Vol. 40, No. 34]

Wagner, William Henry -- DIED, July 2, William Henry, son of John A. Wagner, aged 13 years.  Funeral Friday, July 4, at 2 p.m., from 98 South Adams Street.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  03 July 1890, Vol. 6, No. 102]  *An additional death notice can be found in the 05 July 1890 issue of Richland Shield & Banner.

Wagner, Willie -- Monday.  Willie Wagner, the 6-years-old son of A.F. Wagner, of South Main Street, died yesterday morning of brain fever after an illness of two weeks.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Buesser officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 December 1892]

Wagoner, ---- -- Bellville.  Three funerals were preached in town Sunday, which made the day unusually sad.  Mr. Wagoner died at the home of Abner Oldfield, Thursday, and was buried Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C.W. Caldwell at the Presbyterian Church.  The order of Masons, of which Mr. Wagoner was a charter member, attended in a body.  Mr. Wagoner was past 72 years old.  [Semi-Weekly News:  09 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 20]

Wahlters, Herman -- Herman Wahlters, one of the victims of the horrible accident Thursday morning at the Ohio Brass Works when he and Frank Cook were burned by molten brass and precipitated into a vat of water by reason of the grating upon which they were standing giving way, died at 9:45 o'clock Thursday night at the result of his injuries.  Mrs. Wahlters passed away at his boarding place at the home of Miss Lucetta White, 313 Spring Mill Street, to which place he was removed after the accident occurred.  His body was a mass of burns and the skin peeled off.  It was an awful sight.  His father and four brothers from Canton were at his bedside, having been notified of the accident.  The young man remained conscious up until an hour before he died.  He suffered intense pain.  Mr. Wahlters was 21 years of age, unmarried and had been working here for about a year.  He came from Canton and was a member of the molders' union.  The remains were taken to Canton this morning at 10:40 on the Pennsylvania, accompanied by the father, and four brothers of the deceased.  Upon arrival at Canton the body was removed to the home of Mr. Wahtlers' father, where the funeral services will be held Sunday.  [Mansfield News:  16 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 142]

Waite, Thomas Dixon  -- The subject of this sketch was born in South Wellingham, England, April 11, 1835, and died at Cleveland, Ohio, at the home of his son, J.F. Waite, Jan. 23, 1915, aged 79 years, 9 months and 12 days.  May 31, 1862 he was united in marriage to Emeline LaDow, who died June 2, 1890.  Thomas Dixon Waite came to this country with his parents in 1854, the family consisting of five sons and one daughter.  Here he continued to reside until twelve years ago, when he went to Cleveland to live with this son and family, whose loving ministrations have been gladly bestowed upon the father.  His illness has been of some length, in spite of this fact his death was unexpected, as none realized that the end was so near.  Mr. Waite was a blacksmith by trade, which he followed for many years in Plymouth, and for a number of years was engaged in the implement trade, after the stress of hard labor and advancing years began to reduce his strength.  He was of a quiet, unassuming nature, and was a man held in the highest esteem by all those bearing his acquaintance and his death will be mourned not only in the home but by his large circle of relatives and friends, as he was a man who would endear himself to any one.  The remains were brought here Monday forenoon and taken to the chapel in Greenlawn, funeral services being conducted by the members of Paris Lodge, No. 749, I.O.O.F., assisted by Rev. C.F. Mott, pastor of the M.E. Church, interment in the family burial lot in Greenlawn Cemetery.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  30 January 1915, Vol. 62, No. 11]

Waite, Thomas -- Saturday.  Thomas Waite, one of Plymouth's old and respectable citizens, was buried on Thursday afternoon.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 12]

Wake, Roger Allen

Wakefield, C.W. -- Friday.  C.W. Wakefield, aged 60 years, died at his home in Shiloh, at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  Mr. Wakefield was engaged in the mercantile business for a number of years and was well known in the northern part of the county.  He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. John Hamilton, of Shiloh.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 February 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 39]

Wakefield, Mrs. C.W. -- The relatives and many friends of Mrs. C.W. Wakefield, of Shiloh, were started today when they heard of her death at her home last night.  Only a week ago Saturday her husband was buried.  Last night Mrs. Wakefield, who was about 60 years old and seemingly in perfect health, dropped dead from heart disease.  Mrs. Wakefield was a lovely, amiable, Christian woman and was always on the lookout to do good to others.  Mrs. Wakefield had expected to spend the next three weeks in Mansfield so as to be able to attend the Chapman meetings.  The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock (city time) and those who wish to attend from this city can leave on the B.&O. at 10:23.  The Big Four fast line will stop at Shiloh.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 February 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 40]

Wald, Philip -- 78Y;  d. 10/29/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 5/22/1877 at Austria-Hungary;  h/o Barbara;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 10/30/1955]

Walker, ---- -- A terrible accident occurred in the family of Wm. Walker, residing one mile southwest of Olivesburg, on the old Cantwell farm, last Monday one week ago.  A little girl, four or five years of age, while standing by a fire that had been kindled for the purpose of doing some coloring, caught fire and was instantly enveloped in flames.  The mother came to her rescue, and while attempting to smother the fire and save her child her own clothing caught fire, and had not her husband come to her assistance, she too might have shared the fate of her child.  The child died a few hours later.  The mother was so badly burned she could not attend the funeral.  [Ohio Liberal:  20 November 1878]

Walker, ---- -- d. 9/4/1867 at Troy Twp.;  single;  age:  3m;  4d;  b. Troy Twp.;  c/o John Walker;  white;  cause:  congestion;  res.  Troy Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Walker, ---- -- d. 9/5/1867 at Troy Twp.;  single;  6m;  b. Troy Twp.;  c/o John & Hannah A. Walker;  white;  res. Troy Twp.;  no cause given  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Walker, ---- -- Bellville.  The six months old child of Mr. & Mrs. Ezra Walker died Tuesday.  Funeral was held Wednesday conducted by the Rev. Canfield.   [Semi-Weekly News:  12 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 82]

Walker, ---- -- Died, of pneumonia, an infant son of Ezra Walker and wife, on Sept. 5th.  The funeral took place at 2 p.m. Tuesday.  --  [Bellville Star:  09 September 1886, Vol. 9, No. 50]

Walker, ---- -- Lexington.  Smith Walker buried two children who died from diphtheria.  One on last Wednesday and the other on last Sunday and two other children are down with the same disease, and not expected to survive.  --  [Bellville Star:  07 April 1887, Vol. 10, No. 28]

Walker, ---- -- Lexington.  Smith Walker buried the third child in the Lexington Cemetery on last Friday, who died with diphtheria, and still another is down [with] the same disease.  --  [Bellville Star:  14 April 1887, Vol. 10, No. 29]

Walker, Albert -- DIED -- Of heart disease, on June 17th., 1871, in Bloominggrove Township, at the residence of his father, ALBERT WALKER, only son of Joseph Walker, aged sixteen years and 17 days.  [Shelby Independent News:  29 June 1871, Vol. 3, No. 34]

Walker, Alva -- 71Y;  d. 5/29/1956 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 6/2/1884 at Springfield Twp.;  s/o Samuel & Agnes (Mitchell) Walker  [MNJ 5/30/1956]

Walker, Anna

Walker, Annie (Bittenger)

Walker, Barclay   [MNJ:  5/3/2000]

Walker, Donald Dwight

Walker, Freeman -- FORMER BELLVILLE MAN DIES AT HIS HOME IN WISCONSIN -- The LEADER this week received a newspaper clipping from Mrs. Frank Phipps, Sr., of Cherokee, Iowa, concerning the death of her brother Freeman Walker, former resident of Bellville, who passed away at Ashland, Wis., January 28.  The deceased man was born in Bellville, June 20, 1856, and with his widowed mother went to western Iowa in 1872.  He married there and was the father of eight children.  In 1880 he began railroading in Iowa, later going to Wisconsin where he held important positions as yardmaster of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad until an injury overtook him, necessitating his retirement.  He was buried at Ashland, old railroad and business associates acting as pallbearers.   [Richland County Leader:  13 February 1920, Vol. 1, No. 10]

Walker, Garr -- Lexington.  Garr Walker, of Mt. Vernon, died on Tuesday of last week.  The remains were brought to our village on Thursday and at 4 p.m. were interred in Lexington Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 15]

Walker, Hattie -- Lexington.  Shadows of gloom fell deep on many hearts when, Tuesday evening, Miss Hattie Walker's feeble flame of life expired.  She was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John G. Walker and for 12 years has endured a severe ordeal of suffering from lung disease and all that loving hearts of kindred and friends could prompt was done to assuage her pain and make light the dark passage to the grave.  The Rev. Thompson officiated at her obsequies which occurred Dec. 17, at 1 o'clock.  Her age was 32 years.  [Semi-Weekly News:  22 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 100]

Walker, Hattie
 

Walker, Henrietta Bell -- Mrs. Henrietta Bell Walker, aged 69 years, wife of William Walker, died Wednesday afternoon at her home in Benton Harbor, Mich.  She was born in this city and was the daughter of the late Peter Bell.  Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Carrie and Nellie Walker and Mrs. Frank Welch, of Chicago, a sister, Mrs. Charles Eyerly and a brother, Charles Bell, of this city.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon in Benton Harbor.  Submitted by Steve B.  [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) Thursday, March 10, 1921 p3, col4]

Walker, James Winslow -- BELLVILLE, Jan. 18 -- James Winslow Walker died this morning after an illness of about two months. He was 71 years old, an old soldier, an honored citizen and a good neighbor. Mr. Walker first took the oath to serve his country Aug. 7, 1862 at Bellville, served 2 years and 11 months, nearly lost his speech after being out 11 months, but still served his country. He leaves a wife and four children, Mrs. Samuel Allen and Mrs. Henry Hutzelman of Mansfield, Henry Walker of Gregory, Kansas, and Miss Lizzie Walker, who is ill at present at her home in this place. Funeral Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2 o'clock, at his late home on Huron Street, the Reverend Canfield officiating. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 25 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 37]

Walker, James Winslow -- Mr. James Winslow Walker died at his residence in this village last Saturday morning, January 18, 1896, aged 71 years.  Mr. Walker had been ill for about two months, and although not expected, his death was a shock to his many old friends and army comrades of the town and vicinity.  He enlisted in the service of his country on Aug. 7, 1862, and served two years and eleven months.  In the first year of his army life he nearly lost his speech, but recovering continued in the service until the close of the war, being honorably discharged with a first class record and returned to Bellville to take up the pursuits of a quiet citizen.  The funeral was held from his late home on Huron Street, Sunday, January 19, at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Canfield preaching the funeral discourse.  The attendance was very large, as Mr. Walker was known to all and was highly esteemed for his many sterling qualities as a friend, neighbor and citizen.  [source paper unknown:  date unknown -- *see other death notice for Mr. Walker (1896)]

Walker, John -- Friday.  John Walker, of South Sugar Street, died this morning at 5 o'clock.  He will be buried by the Masons.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 51]

Walker, John -- Bellville.  John, two-year-old son of Foss Walker and wife, died at their home south of this place on Monday, October 9th., of cholera infantum.  Funeral on Tuesday at 11 a.m.  Interment at Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 21]

Walker, John Bragg -- 49Y;  d. 4/24/1956 at home, Mansfield (heart attack);  b. 1/12/1907 at Herndon, WV;  h/o Verlie Neff;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 4/25/1956 & 4/26/1956]

Walker, John G. -- Lexington.  John G. Walker died at his home here at 6 a.m. Jan. 22 and interment will be Monday at 2 o'clock.  Mr. Walker had endured a severe ordeal of suffering from cancer on his face and lung disease for over a year.  Mr. Walker was born in Pennsylvania in 1829 and located on a farm two miles northwest of Lexington a little over 40 years ago.  As a farmer he combined business principles with economy and industry and a competence was his reward.  He sold his farm and engaged in the hardware business in Lexington in December, 1887, and conducted the business a few years and sold out to W.A. Walker and Martin Kell.  Mr. Walker was a man of strong force of character and had all the qualities of a leader.  He was possessed of strong mentality and as a speaker his manner was impressive and his vocabulary fluent.  He was twice the nominee of the Republican party for representative.  He has officiated as mayor and councilman and has held many trusts with fidelity and ability.  The deceased had been a member of the Presbyterian church many years.  His wife and seven children survive him, namely, Mrs. Rollin Boon and Mrs. Gilbert Davis, of Bellefontaine;  Charles and John Walker, of South Dakota, and W.A. Walker, Miss Flora Walker and Mrs. Martin Kyner, of Lexington.  Mr. Walker was a man of kind impulses and his attachment for home was proverbial and the hearts of his family were keenly anguished when his fragile thread of life was severed.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  25 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 7]

Walker, John L. -- Ontario.  Word has just been received that John L. Walker, of Lebanon, formerly of this place, died at his home last Tuesday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  16 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 31]
 

Walker, Julius E. ‘Pops’ – Mansfield.  Julius E. “Pops” Walker, 75, of 524 Piper Road died Tuesday afternoon at Riverside Hospital in Columbus following an extended illness.  He was born Nov. 11, 1915, in Sumter, S.C., and had lived in Mansfield since 1950.  Mr. Walker was retired from Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. where he had worked for 27 ½ years.  He was also the owner-operator of Walker’s Recycling and Scrap.  Surviving are three sons, Eddie Walker, Clint Walker and Marvin “Robin” Walker, all of Mansfield; five grandchildren, Robyn Walker, Eddie Walker Jr., Melissa Walker, Jesse Walker and Corey Walker; and two step-grandchildren, Joseph Griefenstine and Joshua Griefenstine.  Calling hours are Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. by Pastor (incomplete).  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  Typed by Sherry.  [Unknown newspaper, unknown date]

Walker, Leora Estella - Bellville - Mrs. Leora Estella Walker, 73, of 195 Markey St., died this morning at Mansfield General Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Walker was born in Bellville and was a retired teacher at Bellville Elementary School. She is survived by her husband, Paul; three sons, Ronald P., of San Diego, Calif., Ivan V. and Larry J. both of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Alice M. Cambron of Ann Arbor, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Robinson and Mrs. Gladys Paste, both of Mansfield and Mrs. Marguerite Lewis of San Diego; a brother, Vance Garber of Bellville and five grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Bellville with Minard Scott officiating. Burial will be in Bellville Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Georgia. [Mansfield News Journal - Aug. 30, 1973 - page 54]

Walker, Levi  -- Bellville.  Mr. Levi Walker, one of the oldest residents of this county, died at his home near this place on Monday night in the 85th. year of his age.  The funeral took place Thursday from his late residence.  Services conducted by Rev. Nash.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 41]

Walker, Levi -- We are indebted to the Bellville Independent for the following biography of one of Richland County's well known pioneers.  Levi Walker was born September 22, 1806, in Montville, Maine.  In 1831 he married Miss Lucy B. Foster, who at the age of 79 years, survives him.  They had born unto them three sons, all of whom are still living.  He removed to Jefferson Township, Richland County, O., in 1831, living the remainder of his life on the farm where he first settled a period of about 54 years.  He had always been a man of robust health until about three years ago, from which time his health gradually declined, until a few days before his death, when he became more alarmingly ill, and for the first time in his life he sent for a physician.  The struggle for life ended with him at 11 o'clock p.m., February 25, 1889.  He attained the ripe old age of 82 years, 5 months and 3 days.  He was one of the early settlers of Jefferson Township, had enjoyed uninterruptedly the blessings of domestic life with the wife of his youth for about 58 years.  He was a kind-hearted man and a good neighbor.  His family were all present at his funeral, except one son in Kansas.  His surviving partner was not strong enough to accompany his remains to the church and the grave.  Rev. C.P. Nash officiated at the funeral, the services being held at the Universalist church.  The large concourse which attended the services but fitly attested the respect and esteem in which he was held.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 42]

Walker, Levi -- Bellville.  Levi Walker, one of the pioneers of the county, died Monday night aged 84 years.  The funeral will take place from his late residence on Thursday at 10 o'clock.  --  [Bellville Star:  28 February 1889, Vol. 12, No. 22]

Walker, Levi -- One who has lived in Jefferson Township for over half a century, has taken his departure to "the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveler returns".  Levi Walker was born in Montville, Maine the 22nd. of September 1806.  On February 23rd., 1831, he married Miss Lucy B. Foster who still survives him.  In the autumn of 1835 he removed with his family to Jefferson Township, Richland Co., Ohio, where he lived on the same farm until his death.  He had three sons, all of whom are living.  The oldest is Supt. of Public Schools of Adrain, Mich.  The second son is an extensive farmer in southwestern Kansas.  The youngest has never forsaken the old homestead.  Mr. Walker died Monday, Feb. 25, 1889, having attained the ripe old age of 82 years, 5 month and 3 days.  He was a man of remarkable strength and physical endurance and was quite vigorous even in advanced life.  He never took a dose of medicine prescribed by a physician until within five days of his death.  He was decided in his opinions and not only held them with remarkable tenacity but was always ready to give a reason for his belief.  His integrity was unquestioned.  In all his business relations his word was as good as a mortgage on his farm, which he never had an occasion to give.  His hospitality was unbounded and nothing gave him greater pleasure than to entertain a company of friends with anecdotes of which his supply seemed inexhaustible.  His mind continued its usual activity till near the hour of its final release.  He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, a very accommodating neighbor, and with a general good will toward all he lived and died.  He will be kindly remembered by a large circle of friends and neighbors.  <poem omitted>   --  [Bellville Star:  07 March 1889, Vol. 12, No. 23]

Walker, Lucy B. -- Bellville.  Mrs. Lucy B. Walker died at her home three miles out of town Tuesday night at 10 o'clock, aged 86 years and 11 months.  The funeral services were held at the residence Thursday at 10 o'clock, the Rev. H.L. Canfield officiating.  A large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains to their final resting place in the Bellville Cemetery.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 26]

Walker, Mabel -- Shelby.  Mabel, the 3-months-old child of William Walker, died Tuesday night of summer complaint;  funeral Thursday at the home at 10 o'clock;  interment at Oakland.  [Semi-Weekly News:  20 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 67]

Walker, Maggie R. -- Thursday.  Maggie R. Walker, daughter of Mrs. Mary Walker, was born Dec. 29, 1882, and died Oct. 9, 1889, aged 6 years, 9 months and 10 days.  Funeral from No. 42 South Main Street, Friday, at 2 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 October 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 21]
 

Walker, Margaret. - MRS. MARGARET WALKER - Illness of Three Weeks Fatal to Willard Woman - WILLARD, Oct.1 - Mrs. Margaret Walker, 78, mother of Mrs. Henry Matson, died at 5:30 a. m. today at the city hospital, after an illness of three weeks.   Mrs. Walker had lived with her daughter for the past four years.  Her former home was in Hot Springs, Ark., to which city the body will be returned today for burial.  The funeral will be held in Hot Springs Tuesday afternoon.  The decedent is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Matson of Willard.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News; Mansfield, Ohio:  Sunday, October 2, 1918]

Walker, Mary -- Mary Walker, daughter of Ezra Walker and wife, died shortly before midnight Wednesday, from uremic convulsions.  The funeral took place this (Friday) morning at 10 a.m.  Deceased was aged nearly 20 years.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  24 January 1905 - as re-printed from the Bellville Messenger]

Walker, Mary M. Durk -- Submitted by Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal:  07 August 1999, p. 10A]

Walker, Mrs. -- Ontario.  Mrs. Walker, living three miles north of this place, died last Wednesday and was buried Friday, at Iberia.   --  [Mansfield Evening News:  01 May 1890, Vol. 6, No. 48]

Walker, Mrs. Benjamin -- Bellville.  The remains of Mrs. Benjamin Walker were brought to this place from Kirksville on last Thursday evening and taken to the residence of Winslow Walker on Huron Street.  The funeral took place from the Universalist church at 11 a.m., on Sunday.  Services conducted by Rev. Richardson.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 February 1892]  *correction on Richland Shield & Banner:  13 February 1892,

Walker, Persis -- Bellville.  Died of disease consequent upon old age, on Thursday, Jan. 10th., 1884, in Carrollton, Mo., Mrs. Persis Walker, aged 83 years.  She was the widow of William Walker, formerly of this place.  --  [Bellville Star:  14 February 1884, Vol. 7, No. 20]

Walker, Rebecca H. -- bur. 8/29/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  68y;  res. Wheaton, IL   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Walker, Rhoda -- On the 19th. inst., Rhoda Walker, adopted daughter of J.B. & K.H. Walker, aged 14 years and 9 months.  <<poetry omitted>>  *The initials of the mother may read R.H. instead of K.H.  The copy was very difficult to read.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1862]

Walker, Thomas Foster -- Bellville.  Foster Walker, who has been sick for some time, died at his home five miles south of Bellville, Wednesday forenoon, aged 67 years.  He leaves a wife, four daughters and two sons.  Funeral services will be held at his late home today, Friday, at 11 a.m.  Interment in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  10 February 1905, Vol. 13, No. 3]

Walker, Thomas Foster -- Thomas Foster Walker was born March 22nd., 1837, died Feb. 8, 1905, aged 67 years, 10 months and 16 days.  He was born on the farm, where he has always resided.  He was married June 8th., 1871 to Comfort Ann Oyster.  To this union were born four daughters and four sons, two of the sons dying in infancy.  He leaves a wife and six children, with nine grandchildren, to mourn his loss.  He has been in failing health for several years, and he gladly welcomed the change as a final release from his sufferings.  Funeral services were held at his late home Friday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m., conducted by Elder H.H. Burkholder.  Interment in the Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  17 February 1905, Vol. 13, No. 4]

Walker, Tracy (Marlow) -- Mrs. Tracy Walker died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clay Johnston, in Galion.  Mrs. Walker was formerly Miss Tracy Marlow, of near Alta, and was 71 years old.  She was the mother of six children, one having died in infancy.  Her husband, Smith Walker, died last May.  Mrs. Walker is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Miller H. Smith, of Kenton;  Mrs. Marian Freese of Windfall, and Mrs. Lucy Johnston, of Galion, and two sons, William A. and Roscoe of Filer, Idaho.  Funeral services were held at the Johnston home in Galion, Thursday afternoon at 1:00, with burial in Lexington cemetery.  --  [Richland County Leader (Bellville):  10 February 1922, Vol. 3, No. 9]

Walker, Sallie -- DIED -- In this township, June 27th., 1872, Mrs. SALLIE WALKER, aged 74 years.  --  [Bellville Dollar Weekly:  28 June 1872, Vol. 1, No. 18]

Walker, Samuel Murray -- Samuel Murray Walker, second son of Mr. & Mrs. A.H. Walker, south of town, died Sunday afternoon, aged 7 months and 8 days.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at all Souls Church at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. N.E. Spicer.  Interment in Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  16 March 1906, Vol. 14, No. 7]

Walker, Smith -- Smith Walker, of Bloominggrove, died at his home Saturday and was buried Tuesday in the Lexington cemetery. Mr. Walker was a brother of Mrs. John Baggs, of Lexington.  --  [RICHLAND COUNTY LEADER (Bellville, Ohio): 03 June 1921, Vol. 2, No. 25]

Walker, William -- DIED -- At Carrollton, Mo., aged 88 years, widow of Wm. Walker, formerly of Jefferson Twp. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 21 February 1884, Vol. 34, No. 14]

Wallace, Charles Austin -- Charles Austin Wallace, 81, a life-long resident of Mansfield, died at 8:40 a. m. today at People’s hospital following a long illness.  Mr. Wallace was born in Mansfield Jan. 7, 1869, and spent his entire life here.  He was a retired employe [sic] of the Railway Express Co. here.  Mr. Wallace was a member of the First Lutheran church and Mansfield lodge No. 35, F and AM.  Surviving are his wife, Mamie Ford Wallace; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Wallace Fike and one grandson, Wallace R. Fike, all of Mansfield.  Services will be held at the Finefrock funeral home at 3 p. m. Saturday, in charge of Rev. Carveth P. Mitchell, pastor of the First Lutheran church.  Masonic services will be held in connection with the final rites.  Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Steven B.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Thursday, December 21, 1950 p9, col8]

Wallace, Charles Austin -- Charles Austin, 35 Blanche St., husband of Mamie Ford Wallace, father of Mrs. Helen W. Fike and grandfather of Wallace R. Fike, passed away at People’s Hospital Thursday morning.  Friends may call at the Finefrock Funeral Home where services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at three o’clock by Rev. Carveth P. Mitchell.  Interment in Mansfield cemetery. (Finefrock’s)  Submitted by Steve B.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Friday, December 22, 1950 p17, col6]

Wallace, Charles Austin -- Members of Mansfield lodge No. 35 F and AM will have a part in the funeral services for Charles A. Wallace, 81, who died Friday at People’s hospital.  Final rites will be held at the Finefrock funeral home at 3 p. m. Saturday, in charge of his pastor, Rev. Carveth P. Mitchell.  Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Steve B.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Friday, December 22, 1950 p13, col3]

Wallace, Cyrus -- Cyrus Wallace, who lives about two miles east of Mansfield, was received by death Thursday from the affliction of rheumatism, with which he has suffered 25 years. His remains were buried Saturday.  [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 25 September 1884, Vol. 34, No. 45]

Wallace, Cyrus -- At his home two miles east of Mansfield, Sept. 18th., Cyrus Wallace.  The funeral took place on Saturday.  --  [Ohio Liberal:  24 September 1884, Vol. 12, No. 24]

Wallace, Fannie (McCoy) -- 54Y;  d. 2/25/1954 at home, Mansfield;  b. 5/20/1899 at Goggins, GA;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 2/26/1954]

Wallace, "Grandmother" -- Lucas.  The funeral services of Grandmother Wallace were held in the Congregational Church of Lucas, the Rev. F.B. Heibertshousen, of the Lutheran church officiating.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  07 May 1890, Vol. 6, No. 53]

Wallace, "Grandmother" -- Lucas.  Mrs. Wallace, one of the oldest inhabitants of Lucas, died Monday, aged 81 years, 10 months and 2 days.  Mrs. Wallace was born in New Hampshire in 1808 and removed to Lucas, Ohio, in 1850, where she has resided until her death.  Funeral services were held in the Congregational church on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Heibertshausen.  Mrs. Wallace by a kind and Christian life endeared herself to a large circle of friends.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 May 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 51]

Wallace, Jane -- Mrs. Jane Wallace, formerly of Butler, died Thursday morning of heart failure while at the breakfast table at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.H. Cunningham, near North Liberty, where she has made her home since she left Butler.  She has been a great sufferer for years of kidney trouble and suffered a stroke of paralysis about a year ago.  She was 62 year old.   Mrs. Wallace was a greatly honored and loved woman of this community her death will be a surprise to her many friends.  The funeral services will be held at North Liberty Saturday morning at 10:00 o’clock with interment in the village cemetery.  [Butler Times:  24 September 1909, Vol. XV, No. 48]

Wallace, Mamie Ford -- Mrs. Mamie Ford Wallace, 88, widow of Charles A. Wallace, died at her home, 35 Blanche St., Thursday night following a brief illness.  Born in Mansfield, May 6, 1869, she was a lifetime resident of this community.  She was a member of the First Lutheran Church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Helen Fike with whom she made her home, and one grandson, Wallace R. Fike of Cleveland.  Funeral services will be conducted at the J. H. Finefrock & Sons Funeral Home Monday at 3 p. m. by Dr. Carveth P. Mitchell, pastor of the First Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Saturday.  Submitted by Steve B.  [Mansfield News (Mansfield, Ohio) Friday, November 15, 1957 p2, col1]

Wallace, Mattie L. -- Miss Mattie L. Wallace died this morning at 9 o'clock at her home, 293 West Fourth Street.  She has been a great sufferer having been ill about a year and a half.  She was a sister of Mrs. D.R. Francis and Dr. W.W. Wallace.  Miss Wallace was born in Westmoreland County, Pa. and has resided in Mansfield for a number of years.  The body will be taken Wednesday to Ashland for burial.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  15 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 94]

Wallace, Mrs. Cyrus -- Woodville.  Died, of paralysis, at her home at Pleasant Hill, Dec. 28th., Mrs. Cyrus Wallace, aged 76 years.  Funeral Dec. 30th., at 1 o'clock, Rev. Meese officiating.  Interment was made at the Windsor Cemetery.  Mother Wallace leaves three sons, one daughter, and one brother, Alexander McElroy, to mourn her departure.  She was a helpless invalid, for seven years, a patient sufferer, softly and sweetly she fell asleep to wake on the other shore, where parting is no more.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 January 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 33]

Wallace, Mrs. Jacob -- A phone message was received here Thursday morning by friends announcing the death of Mrs. Jacob Wallace of Mansfield, who for long years was a resident of this place.  She passed away at 10:15, Wednesday evening, and funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home.  No particulars were given as to the cause of death, but it is generally presumed by her friends here to be sudden, as she but recently visited here.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  21 August 1915, Vol. 62, No. 39]

Wallace, Nellie (Cantwell) -- Word has been received in the city of the death of Mrs. Henry Wallace, a member of a former well known Richland County family at Des Moines, Ia., last Monday.  The Des Moines Register has the following notice of her death:  "Mrs. Wallace was one of the most prominent women in Des Moines and Iowa for over twenty years.  She was a charter member in the Des Moines Women's club and for the last year chairman of the art committee.  She was one of the founders of the Women's Press club and had been a member of the board of trustees of the Iowa Home for the Aged since its inception.  During her life in Des Moines, Mrs. Wallace was an active member in the First United Presbyterian church and was afflicted with the Women's Relief Corps of Crocker Post, G.A.R.  Several years ago she organized the Daughters of C___, a club for the education of the country women.  Chapters were organized in every section of the state and three or four are still in existence.  Mrs. Wallace was a delegate from Iowa to the National Federation of Women's clubs in Boston last year, and has been for many years a member of the Scudery club.  She was connected with many charitable and religions organizations, among them the Iowa Humane Society.  Mrs. Wallace was the wife of one of the most distinguished men of Iowa, Henry Wallace, president of the Wallace Publishing Company, editor of Wallaces' Farmer and a member of former President Roosevelt's county life commission.  She was born in Mansfield, Ohio, sixty-five years ago, the daughter of Col. James Cantwell, of the 82nd. Ohio Regiment, who was killed in the second battle of Bull Run.  Mrs. Wallace, then Miss Nellie Cantwell, lived in Mansfield until her parents removed to Kenton, O., where she was married to Henry Wallace on Sept. 10, 1863.  Mr. Wallace was then pastor of the United Presbyterian church at Ashland.  They afterwards removed to Davenport, where he <<consult microfilm for remainder of this article>>  [Mansfield (OH) Daily News:  24 April 1909]

Wallace, Robert Glenny -- Robert Glenny Wallace, whose sudden death from apoplexy was announced yesterday, was about 65 years old and has been, for the past twelve years, a resident of this city, having moved here from Utica, Licking County, where he was born.  He was of a family of six children, three sons and three daughters, all of whom are now dead with the exception of one sister who still resides near Utica.  Two brothers, David and Henry, have died very suddenly within a few years with apoplexy.  They were all men of robust constitution and large physical proportions.  Dr. Wallace was a member of the United Presbyterian church.  He leaves a wife and two children, Miss Bert and Fred, and a large circle of acquaintances to mourn his sudden death.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. from the family residence, No. 33 South Main Street and will be conducted by Rev. W.H. Vincent, of the U.P. Church.  The interment will be made in the Mansfield Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 36]

Waller, Wensel

Walsh, Amanda Cowan -- Amanda Cowan was born November 1, 1834, in Bedford, P., and came with her parents and two children to Bellville, Ohio, when a little over a year old, since that time this has been her home.  On March 17, 1859, she was united by marriage to J.P. Walsh, with whom she has lived in holy wedlock until the time of her death.  During the forty-four years they have trodden life's pathway, and have unitedly weathered the storms and enjoyed its triumphs.  Sympathy and devotion to every family and home duty have characterized her domestic life.  In February, 1876, during the great revival in the Presbyterian church during Mr. Stahl's ministry, she was truly converted to Christianity, and united with the church.  Her husband was received into Christian fellowship a month later.  She has been an active and consistent member and a regular attendant during 27 years.  Her fellowship in the Gospel was of an unusually pleasant character.  Her enjoyment of Christianity was earnest and steadfast.  Her attendance on the sanctuary services was always regular, when in good health.  The church will miss her genial presence and happy smile.  She was the third of a family of ten children, all of whom are still living excepting Mrs. Rebecca Mann, of Coppymish, Mich., who entered into rest July 12, 1902.  She leaves a daughter and husband, brothers and sisters, to mourn her departure.  Her daughter and two sisters were with her when the last summons came, and comforted her in all her affliction.  She has been a resident of Bellville some 68 years, and there are very few now living who were here when she came.  The entire population of the town has changed within her lifetime.  The old churches have fallen down and new ones have been built.  The old school houses have been removed and new ones erected.  Numerous ministers have preached in the various churches in her time.  She was here before there was an organized and actively working church.  The Sunday School was almost unknown when she was a girl or a little child.  The railroad was unthought of then, Stage coaches ran from Mansfield to Mt. Vernon, connecting Columbus and Sandusky, and the Ohio River with the Great Lakes.  Bellville was but a very small village and more than half of what is now in town was then part of the Fitting farm.  So the silent but steady march of mortality ever advances, sweeping all before it into the tomb, and decay, and forgetfulness.  Progress waits for no one, and the old citizens are dropping from the ranks one by one.  She was a sweet singer in Israel in her younger days, and was a member of the first choir organized in the Presbyterian church.  This choir consisted of:  tenor, J.O. Goss, preceptor;  sopranos:  Miss Maria Patterson, Miss Margaret Patterson, Miss Amanda Cowan, Miss Margaret Glosser;  altos:  Wilson Lafferty, Alexander Patterson;  bassos:  John Lafferty, Jas. Dean, Perry Walsh and Geo. Bell.  Mr. Goss started all the tunes by means of the tuning fork, no organs being used in this part of the country then.  Mr. and Mrs. Walsh sang in that noted choir in the old gallery at the back end of the church for many years.  Her life has been a living testimony to the value of the Gospel in Christian experience.  "By their fruits ye shall know them."  She has lived among you all during all your lives.  Comment is not necessary and would be but an idle tale.  "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, yea, saith the spirit, they do rest from their labors and their works do follow them."  --  [Bellville Messenger:  25 June 1903, Vol. 11, No. 25]

Walsh, John H. -- Monday.  John H. Walsh died at his home in Akron on Saturday.  Mr. Walsh formerly lived here and had many friends, a large number of whom went by special car to Akron this morning to attend the funeral.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 October 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 23]

Walsh, Joseph -- Prisoner Dead.  One of the inmates of the reformatory died at the institution last night and will be buried in the reformatory cemetery.  He was Joseph Walsh, of Hamilton County, received on February 12 of last year having been convicted of burglary.  He died of tuberculosis having been cared for in the reformatory hospital for some time.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  31 March 1909]

Walsh, Sarah -- DIED -- On the 7th. inst., in Crestline, Crawford County, O., of Typhoid Fever, Mrs. SARAH WALSH, wife of James Walsh, aged 62 years, 11 months and 17 days. The deceased was born in Belmont Co., O., November 18th., 1810. Her grandfather, Robert Bell, moved to Richland County, Ohio, in May 1815, and bought the farm where Bellville now stands, and laid out the town from whom it took its name. The deceased was united in marriage with James Walsh, September 28th., 1830. She was the mother of fourteen children, four passed away before her, and ten still remain, two sons and eight daughters, with four sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law, in all fifteen. She was converted and united with the Methodist E. Church some thirty years ago, and remained a consistent member of the same until her death. Her afflictions were short, but severe, lasting only two weeks. When death came she was ready. Grace had done a perfect work, and when asked by her pastor whether Christ was precious to her, she answered in the affirmative; and while husband and children are left to mourn, they sorrow not as those who have no hope. Her funeral sermon was preached in Bellville on Sabbath the 9th. inst., by Rev. A.S. Moffet, of Crestline, from Rev. xiv:15, to a large and attentive congregation, who sympathized with the bereaved family in their sore affliction. [BELLVILLE WEEKLY: 14 November 1873, Vol. 2, No. 37]

Walters, ---- -- bur. 6/11/1877 at Mansfield Cem., premature birth  [Ohio Liberal:  04 July 1877]

Walters, ---- -- bur. 4/1877 at Mansfield Cem., premature birth;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 May 1877]

Walters, ---- -- Olivesburg.  Miss Walters died last Friday and was buried in the Olivesburg Cemetery Sunday.  Sermon by the Rev. Houston.  [Semi-Weekly News:  16 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 84]

Walters, ---- -- Tuesday.  The infant of Ed. Walters and wife died at Columbia City, Ind., Sunday.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 October 1892]

Walters, Alfred -- DIED -- At his residence near Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas, October 4th., 1876, of congestion of the brain, Mr. ALFRED WALTERS, aged 44 years, 10 months and 16 days.  Alfred Walters, son of MARCO and ANN WALTERS, was born and raised near Bellville, Richland County, Ohio, and no doubt many residents of that vicinity will remember him.  In 1855 he was married to A.E. BOWERS, daughter of SAMUEL BOWERS.    The same year he emigrated to Holt County, Missouri, where he lived working at his trade (blacksmith) until the war broke out, when he enlisted in the Fourth Missouri Cavalry, where by his upright and noble conduct he was promoted to the rank of Captain, and where he served faithfully until the close of the war.  In 1868 he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and remained a steadfast, hard-working and useful member till the close of his life.  In 1869 he moved to his farm near Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas, where he resided at the time of his death.  He leaves a mourning wife and eight sorrowing children, the youngest scarce two years of age.  Alfred died as he had lived, "an earnest Christian" and in all his rational moments his talk was "his great love for Jesus" and for "all his friends, relatives and acquaintances to love and serve Jesus, so a- to meet him in that happy land, where pain and parting is not known" was among his last words.  He was buried in honor by the A.F. & A.M. order, of which he was a member.  The sermon was preached by Rev. SHACKELFORD from Job 14:14 -- a very able sermon delivered in his able manner.  A wife and eight children, four brothers and his aged father, with nearly seventy Brother Masons, and a very large procession of people, followed the remains to the grave, for he was beloved by all who knew him.  He leaves his family well provided for in worldly goods, but they mourn the loss of one whose chair is vacant never to be filled again this side of the river.  A gloom pervades the community.  A good and perfect man, holding an important official position in our country, beloved, respected and honored by all who knew him, is no more.  -- M.  (Hiawatha, Oct. 10th., 1876)  -- [Bellville Weekly:  20 October 1876, Vol. V, No. 29]

Walters, Amanda -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Amanda Walters, wife of Solomon Walters, died at 1 o'clock this morning, aged 36 years.  The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon from the residence of her husband on North Water Street.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 47]

Walters, Ann -- DIED -- In Perry township, Richland County, Ohio, July 12th., 1872 Mrs. ANN WALTERS, aged 67 years. -- [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY: 19 July 1872, Vol. 1, No. 21]

Walters, Annetta -- bur. 10/31/1877 at Mansfield Cem., scarlet fever;  2y, 21d  [Ohio Liberal:  07 November 1877]

Walters, Catharine

Walters, Charles -- Charles Walters, an old soldier and a member of McLaughlin Post, G.A.R., of this city, died at the home of his daughter, near Olivesburg, Friday and was buried near Windsor at 1 o'clock Sunday.  Members of the G.A.R. from Mansfield attended the funeral.  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 16]

Walters, Clara Belle Husted Smith Shaul -- Mrs. Clara WALTERS, aged 41 years, wife of Percy WALTERS, died Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harlan (Harmon) NEWLON, 42 Blanch street. She is survived by her husband and one daughter (Mayette), one brother, Edward HUSTED, and three sisters Mrs. (Sadie HUSTED) NEWLON, Mrs. (Alwilda/Jennie HUSTED) WISE and Mrs. (Annie HUSTED) ADAMS. Funeral Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock conducted by the Rev Bruce Brown.  Submitted by Margaret.  [Mansfield News:  26 July 1906, p. 3]

Walters, Clara Belle Husted Smith Shaul -- Mrs. Clara Walters, wife of Perry Walters, died at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harmon Newlon, 42 Blanche Street.  She was 41 years of age and is survived by her husband, one daughter living at Lansing, Mich., her mother, one brother, Edwin Husted, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Harmon Newlon of this city, Mrs. R. Wise and Mrs. Adams of Eaton Rapids, Mich.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Dr. Bruce Brown of the Christian church Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.   [Mansfield Daily Shield:  26 July 1906]

Walters, Daisy Nell -- Mrs. Walters, wife of H.L. Walters, aged 33, residing on Walnut Street, died Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock after a very short illness.  Mr. & Mrs. Walters came to Plymouth from Mansfield about six years ago, and he has ever since been employed at the J.D. Fate plant, and during their sojourn in our midst have made many warm friends.  The deceased was very active in church work and its activities from which she will be greatly missed.  Funeral services were held from the Lutheran church, Wednesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Smith, after which her body was taken to Mansfield on B.&O train No. 16 to the home of Mrs. Fred Walters, of 143 South Main Street, where a short funeral service was held, Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. S.P. Long and burial in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Mrs. Daisy Nell Walters was born in Ashland, O., Jan. 29, 1882.  She departed this life Nov. 28 (about 3 o'clock in the afternoon) aged 33 years and 10 months.  She was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Nell of Ashland, O., with whom Mrs. Walters lived until she was 16 years old.  From there she went to Mansfield and lived with her sister, Mrs. Hively, until the time of her marriage.  She was united in marriage with Mr. Howard Walters, Jan. 29, 1902 -- the anniversary of her birth.  Seven years ago she moved to Plymouth where she resided until death.  She united with the Methodist church at the age of 12 years.  In Mansfield she united with the First Lutheran church.  She became a member of the Plymouth church, July 18th., 1907, of which she remained a communicant member until death.  She is survived by her husband, two sisters, and four brothers.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  04 December 1915, Vol. 63, No. 2]

Walters, Dora Alice

Walters, Elmer -- Elmer Walters, a seven-year convict from Richland County, received Oct. 11, 1894, to serve for cutting to kill, died suddenly while tying his shoe in his cell at 6:05.  He was noticed to fall over.  A guard was called, but when he arrived at the cell the man was dead.  Coroner Herbst was called and, under his direction, an autopsy was performed by Dr. Rowles and Assistant Tharp.  Death was caused by a clot of blood in the heart.  Mrs. Mary J. Walters, the convict's mother, who resides at Crestline, was informed of the death by wire and she sent an undertaker to prepare the remains and ship them to Crestline, which will be done today -- re-printed from the Ohio State Journal.  Later in the same paper, it was announced that ... Saturday -- Elmer Walters, who died in the penitentiary, was buried at Crestline yesterday afternoon.  --  [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER:  26 October 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 24]

Walters, George

Walters, George -- A man by the name of George Walters from near Lucas, was run over by the cars on the Pittsburgh road during the Fair, and his body terribly mangled.  [Shelby Independent News:  11 September 1873, Vol. 5, No. 46]

Walters, Glenn -- Mansfield. Glenn Walters, 82, of 3077 Mabee Rd., Springfield Township, retired Tappan Co. Employee, died at Peoples Hospital early this morning after an extended illness. Mr. Walters was born in Bellville Oct. 10, 1898, and lived in this area all of his life. He retired from Tappan Co. In 1963 and had been farming near Bellville. Mr. Walters attended the Ontario United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Walters; four sons, Doyle, Jerry and Jim, all of Bellville, and Donald of Ashland; one daughter, Mrs. Earl (Bonita) Banks of Bellville; three sisters, Mrs. William (Lena) Armstrong of Mansfield, Mrs. David (Martha) Constance of Garden Grove, Calif., and Mrs. Ethel Smith of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two stepsons, Robert Rakestraw of Ontario and James Rakestraw of Dayton; two stepdaughters, Mrs. William (Eleanor) Wilmouth of Bellville and Mrs. Evelyn Partlow of Mansfield; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted in the Finefrock Funeral Home Saturday at 1:30 p.m. by the Rev. Paul R. Crooks, pastor of the Ontario United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ontario Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie Denu. [Mansfield News Journal: 11 December 1980]

Walters, Henry -- d. 4/23/1958 at Rosemont Home for the Aged; 84Y; no known relatives;  burial at Mansfield Cemetery  [MNJ 4/24/1958]

Walters, James M. -  Mansfield - James M. Walters, 69, of 896 Lincoln Terrace Drive died Friday evening in Mansfield General Hospital after a brief illness.  Born March 15, 1918 in Crix, Rowan County, Ky., he had lived in Mansfield since 1956. Mr. Walters was a retired employee of Dominion Electric and Westinghouse Corporation. He was a member of Sovereign Grace Baptist church and an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Germany.  Surviving are his wife, Vesta Opal Quesinberry Walters; four sons, Donne R., Darrel E., and James R., all of Mansfield, and Oscar Douglas of Louisville, Ky.; three daughter, Mrs. O. H. (Phyllis) Baldwin of Purcell, Okla., Mrs. Herman (Carol L.) King of Mansfield and Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Weirick of Shawnee, Okla.; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Denver J. of Modoc, Ind.; and five sisters, Reba Gregory and Roberta Madden, both of Garrison, Ky., Zona Netherley of Modoc, Linda Kelly of Las Vegas, Nev., and Dorothy Winters of Lexington, Ky.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray, of Morehead, Ky. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by his son, the Rev. James R. Walters, and the Rev., Joe Wilson of Ashland, Ky. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and Monday before the service. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Georgia. [Mansfield news Journal - July 2, 1987 - page 4A]

Walters, John M. -- John M. Walters died Saturday evening at 6 o'clock at his home 136 North Mulberry Street, after a long illness.  Last September, Mr. Walters was thrown from a wagon directly under the heels of the team he was driving.  The frightened horse began kicking at once and kept it up until they had kicked the unfortunate man from beneath him, kicking Mr. Walters in the abdomen which he though to have started the cancer which caused his death.  In February, Mr. Walters went to a hospital in Cleveland for an operation but when the physicians learned the nature of his trouble, they refused to operate.  For a while Mr. Walters seemed to gain and made a heroic fight for life but realizing there was so much against him, the brave man gave up and made all his arrangements for death.  He was a man who was held in high esteem.  Mr. Walters is survived by his wife, one son Everet, his mother, two brothers and three sisters.  He was a member of the First Methodist church and the White Cross League of the Knights of Pythias.  He was 41 years old.  The funeral will be conducted by Rev. S.L. Stewart and the White Cross <<consult microfilm for remainder of this article>>  [Mansfield (OH) Daily News:  26 April 1909]

Walters, Joseph  -- Joseph Walters, formerly of this city, but who of late years has lived in Toledo, died Thursday at his home in that city.  The body will be bought here Monday for burial.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  03 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 38]

Walters, Josephine J. -- d. 9/9/1868 at Mansfield;  1y, 3m, 17d;  b. Sandusky Co.;  white;  cause:  inflammation of the brain;  res. Mansfield  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Walters, Moses Sr. -- Moses Walters, Sr., who resides west of town, was buried Tuesday.  He was in his 92nd. year at the time of his death and is reported to be very wealthy.  His children, from different parts of the West, attended the funeral.  --  [Worthington Enterprise:  09 October 1890, Vol. II, No. 45]

Walters, Moses, Sr. -- Bellville.  Moses Walters, Sr., died at his home four miles west of this place on Sunday morning, Oct. 5th., aged 90 years.  His funeral took place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.  Interment at Shauck's Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 October 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 21]

Walters, Mrs. Thomas

Walters, Mrs. Washington -- Bellville.  Wash. Walters, of Shauck, buried his wife at 10 a.m. Sunday, Rev. Loose preached the funeral sermon.  If we are not wrongfully informed it's Mr. Walter's fourth wife.  [Butler Enterprise:  14 February 1902]

Walters, Susan -- Died, Susan Walters, consort of Jacob Walters, died with cancer, Jan. 23d., 1886, at her residence about 2 miles west of Bellville, O., aged 60 years, 4 mon. and 27 days.  The subject of this notice had been a sufferer about one year with the above disease, her sufferings were very great and intense, but death came to her release.  Monday Jan. 25th., many of her neighbors, friends and relatives followed her remains to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery her last earthly resting place.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.S. Felger, pastor of Woodberry circuit.  A husband, sons and daughters, and other relatives mourn this, their loss.  Peace to her ashes.  --  [Bellville Star:  28 January 1886, Vol. 9, No. 18]

Walton, Carrie Ineck – Mansfield. Mrs. Carrie Ineck Walton passed away at the General hospital Sunday morning, age76 years. She is survived by one son L. J. Walton of this city and one daughter Mrs. Jean Hemsted, Ames Iowa, two sisters and three brothers. Services and burial will be at Belle Plains, Iowa. Friends may call at the Funeral Home until Tuesday evening. (Finefrock’s). Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie. [Mansfield News Journal: 7 January 1946, Pg. 9]

Walton, James -- James Walton, an old pioneer of this town died at the home of his daugher on Main Street on the 22d., age 75 years.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 March 1877]

Wannamacker, Grace -- 84;  Shelby resident;  died at Ontario.  [full obituary -- Mansfield News Journal 8/25/1958]

Wapner, ---- -- bur. 2/1879 at Mansfield Cem., stillborn  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Wappner, ---- -- Wednesday.  The three-year-old child of Mr. & Mrs. Philip Wappner, of South Adams Street, died this forenoon of pneumonia.  The funeral arrangements had not been made up to the hour of going to press.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 January 1892]


Wappner, Catherine -- Mrs. Catherine Wappner, wife of Philip Wappner, Sr., passed away at 7 o'clock this morning at the family home, 176 South Adams Street, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Wappner was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ackerman, and was born Sept. 29, 1857 in this city, where she spent her entire life. She was married April 3, 1878 to Philip Wappner, Sr., who, with 11 children, survive her -- six sons, Philip, Jr., Charles L., Henry M., Herman P., Martin W. and George F. Wappner, all of this city, and five daughters, Mrs. Fred D. Sells, Mrs. Jay C. Edwards, Mrs. Benjamin F. Spicer and Mrs. Harry Hunt, of this city, and Mrs. Frank Longsdorf, of Oakland, Cal.; also 18 grandchildren, two brothers, Fred M. Ackerman, of this city, and Charles Ackerman, of Lima, and two sisters, Mrs. Mayme Springer of this city, and Mrs. Harmon Sens, of New York City. She was a lifelong member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Private funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. F.M. Rohlfing. Friends may call at the home until the hour of the services. [Mansfield News, April 1, 1921]

 

Wappner, Eugene Russell -- Eugene Russell Wappner, 43, a resident of 48 West Raleigh Avenue, died Wednesday afternoon at General Hospital following an illness of several months.  Born July 28, 1921, in Mansfield, he has always lived here.  He was employed with his brother, as a meat cutter at the Wappner Market, 18 South Park St. Mr. Wappner was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy; and a member of Mansfield Lodge 35; F and AM; Mansfield Chapter 28; Mansfield Council 94, Mansfield Commandery 21 and the American Legion.  McVey Post 16.   Surviving are his wife, Christine Paul Wappner; one daughter, Linda Louis Wappner at home; his mother, Mrs. Irilla Wappner of 177 South Diamond St.; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Groeber of Springfield, O., and Mrs. Alvina Ness of Mansfield; four brothers, William H., Richard L., Karl W. and Leonard M. Wappner, all of Mansfield and a number of cousins, including Charles P. Hunt who was raised with him.  The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday conducted by his pastor, the Rev. John R. Long.  Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening.  Members of American Legion McVey Post 16 will hold military services at the grave.  The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund. [Mansfield News-Journal: Thursday, 21 January 1965]

Wappner, Henry Sr. -- BLED TO DEATH -- Henry Wappner Sr., one of Mansfield's old and respected citizens, was found on South East Diamond Street, near the tannery, at 3 o'clock this afternoon, bleeding in a terrible manner from the nose and mouth.  A gentleman who was passing picked him up and calling assistance, put him in a buggy and drove rapidly to the home of the gentleman at the corner of South Water and Flint Streets.  The old gentleman was head, however, before his home was reached.  The cause of death was hemorrhage of the lungs, to which Mr. Wappner was subject.  He had been as well as usual lately however.  Mr. Wappner was aged about 63 years.  Philip Wappner, the furniture man, is a son of the deceased.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 6]

Wappner, Henry Sr. -- Wednesday.  The funeral of Henry Wappner Sr., which took place yesterday, was largely attended.  Rev. Krebs and Wiles officiated.  The floral tributes were numerous and elaborate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 6]

Wappner, Margarette -- d. 2/16/1871 at Mansfield, old age;  84y, 11m, 16d;  b. at Germany;  res.  4th. Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]


Wappner, Phillip -- Phillip Wappner, aged nearly 75 years, a resident of this city for 74 years, and a retired business man, died soon after noon today, at his home, 176 South Adams Street, following a short illness covering about two weeks.  Mr. Wappner was born in Germany, June 15, 1850 and when one year old came to Mansfield with his parents, where he since made his home. In his younger days he engaged in the furniture and undertaking business and retired seven years ago after spending 45 years of his life in that line of occupation.  He is survived by his six sons, Phillip Jr., Charles, Henry, Herman and George of this city, Rev. Martin Wappner of Coshocton, five daughters, Mrs. Fred Sells, Mrs. J.C. Edwards, Mrs. B.H. Spicer and Mrs. Harry Hunt of this city, Mrs. Frank Longsdorf of Oakland, Cal., two sisters, Miss Susan Wappner, Mrs. Margaret Herring, of this city and 24 grandchildren.  He was allied with the Masonic organizations of the city, the Odd Fellows Lodge and was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. He always took an interest in municipal affairs, and was well known for his business qualifications by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  Private funeral services will be held at the family home, 176 South Adams Street, Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. H.A. Bosch, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial will be made in the Mansfield cemetery by the side of his wife who died four years ago. Friends may call at the home Monday until time for the funeral, but are requested to omit flowers. [Mansfield News, April 24, 1925]

Ward, ---- -- Independence.  Charlie Ward's little girl died Friday.  The dear little thing was buried Saturday at Four Corners.  --  [Bellville Star:  09 February 1888, Vol. 11, No. 20]

Ward, ---- -- Thursday.  A daughter of Christian Ward, of near Olivesburg, aged 19 years, was buried on Monday.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 18]

Ward, Alice E.

Ward, Catharine Stough -- LEXINGTON -- The remains of the late Catharine Stough Ward were transferred from Mansfield to Lexington, Tuesday afternoon, to be interred in the Stough family lot.  Mrs. Ward died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B.F. Boals, Waring avenue, Mansfield, last Sunday morning, after an illness of only a few days.  Mrs. ward was born December 2, 1830, in Springfield, Pa., but was a resident of Mansfield and Lexington nearly all her life.    During her first married life with David Stough, she made her home in Lexington, where she was well and favorably known.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary McKillip, of Carlisle, Pa.;  two daughters, Mrs. B.F. Boals, of Mansfield, and Mrs. H.M. Abernathy, of Cleveland;  nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.    The funeral services were held at the late B.F. Boals home in Mansfield on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00.  [Richland County Leader:  24 February 1922, Vol. 3, No. 11]

Ward, Chas. J. -- Thursday.  Chas. J. Ward, the postmaster of Shiloh, was seized last night at 8 o'clock with paralysis and died at 11 o'clock.  The deceased was about 50 years of age.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2 o'clock.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 February 1892]

Ward, Delia -- Delia Ward, wife of John Ward, residing in Windsor, died last Monday morning and will be buried to-day, at 11 o'clock.  None knew Mrs. Ward but to love her, and enemies she had none.  We sympathize with the bereaved family.  [Ohio Liberal:  20 February 1878]

Ward, Ella S. -- Mrs. Ella S. Ward, wife of W.S. Ward, died Saturday morning of lung disease, aged 38.  The funeral took place from the residence, No. 5 South Mulberry street, Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. J.W. Hubbell officiating.  Interment will take place at Auburn, N.Y.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  08 May 1890, Vol. 40, No. 25]

Ward, Ella S. -- DIED, May 3, at 7 o'clock a.m., Mrs. W.S. Ward, after a lingering illness, aged 38 years.  Funeral services at the residence Monday, May 5, in the afternoon.  The remains will be removed to Moravia, N.Y., for interment.  [Mansfield Evening News (Mansfield, Richland, Ohio): 03 May 1890, Vol. 6, No. 50]  *Note:  A longer death announcement can be found in the 05 May 1890 edition of the Mansfield Evening News, but contains no further dates/places/names.

Ward, Elliot -- bur.  12/26/1878 at Mansfield Cem., old age;  86y  [Ohio Liberal:  8 January 1879]

Ward, Elliott -- On last Saturday at 2 o'clock the funeral of Elliott Ward;  father of Mrs. L.B. Matson, took place from the residence of his daughter.  The deceased was eighty-six years of age.  [Ohio Liberal:  1 January 1879] *see also:  Elliot Ward

Ward, Francis -- Epworth.  Miss Martha Ward, of the children's home, who has many friends and relatives in this neighborhood, received a telegram last Friday calling her to the death bed of her father, Francis Ward, of Kenton.  He lived all his younger life in this community and was an older brother of the late John Ward, of Lexington.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 5]

Ward, Francis -- Francis Ward, formerly of this city, died at Kenton Friday and was buried Sunday.  He was the father of Miss Mattie Ward, nurse at the children's home.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 5]

Ward, Harley Jay

Ward, J.B.  -- Pavonia.  J.B. Ward, formerly of Windsor, died at New London, Nov. 7, 1887.  He was buried at Windsor Cemetery beside the remains of his wife who died eleven years ago.  He served over two years in the 12th. Ohio battery, enlisting as a private, but rising to first lieutenant before leaving the ranks.  He filled the office of justice of the peace, after his marriage, for two terms.  He leaves two sons, eighteen and twelve years of age.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  17 November 1887, Vol. 3, No. 53]

Ward, Jacob -- Saturday.  The surprise and sorrow was very general last night when the news of the suicide of 'Squire Jacob Ward, of Olivesburg, was read in this paper.  No man had more friends than 'Squire Ward and few men were more popular in his section of the county.  The cause of the deed remains a deep mystery.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 April 1892, Vol. XXIV, No. 46]

Ward, Jacob -- Most shocking news was received this afternoon from the little village of Olivesburg, north of the city.  It relates the suicide of one of the best known and most prominent citizens of the northern part of the county.  Jacob Ward, commonly known as 'Squire Ward, an old and respected citizen of near Olivesburg, committed suicide by hanging, yesterday.  Mr. Ward went to visit a neighbor about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon and failing to return at night, a search was instituted about the premises without avail.  His relatives and friends then became thoroughly alarmed and commenced a more extended search.  About 11 p.m. they discovered his body hanging from a beam in the sheep barn belonging to Levi Nelson, a neighbor.  The body showed that life must have been extinct at least six hours.  Mr. Ward was drawn as a juror for the present term of court, but had been unable to attend on account of sickness.  He had been sick a great deal since having an attack of la grippe two years ago and it is supposed that his mind had become deranged, to which his rash act is attributed.  Mr. Ward was in his sixty-fifth year.  The funeral will take place from the M.E. Church at Olivesburg, at 10 a.m. Sunday.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 April 1892, Vol. XXIV, No. 46]  Sunday.  In Probate Court yesterday, Wm. M. Foulks filed bond of $1,000 and was appointed administrator of the estate of 'Squire Jacob Ward, who suicided near Olivesburg, recently.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 May 1892]

Ward, John

Ward, Joseph -- Joseph Ward, drover of Mansfield, was killed on the 25th. of last month, at Utica, New York, in attempting to jump from the freight train at Oriskany Corners.  His remains were brought to Mansfield, where the Odd Fellows took charge of the burial.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  06 April 1855, Vol. 2, No. 24]

Ward, Magnolia -- 69Y;  wid/o Bert R.;  d. 9/12/1955 at Glenn W. Ward home, Mansfield;  b. 10/25/1885 at Lexington;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 9/13/1955]

Ward, Mary (Bosdock) -- Died, at West Windsor, February 6th., 1877, Mrs. Mary Ward, in her 69th. year, consort of Joseph Ward, who died 22 years ago.  Mrs. Ward emigrated, with her parents, to Richland County at the age of 14.  Her mother died six weeks after their arrival in this country.  Her father, the late John Bosdock, died several years ago.  She was left in charge of a large family younger than herself on the death of her mother, but she faithfully fulfilled the responsible duties resting upon her.  Stranger, as she was, in a strange land, we can well imagine the difficulties she encountered under the necessary privations consequent upon the life of an early pioneer.  Mrs. Ward was a kind mother and an exemplary and devoted Christian.  She leaves one son and seven daughters to mourn her loss.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 February 1877]

Ward, Mrs. John -- Shelby.  H. Kingsboro was at Shiloh last Saturday, attending the funeral of his sister, Mrs. John Ward.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 21]

Ward, Mrs. W.T. -- Mrs. W.T. Ward, of Olivesburg, died at her home Thursday, April 29, aged 42 years.  Services at the residence, Sunday, May 2, at 10 a.m., at Olivesburg.  [Semi-Weekly News:  04 May 1897, Vol. 13, No. 36]

Ward, Mrs. W.T. -- Weller Twp.  The vicinity was sadly startled last week by hearing of the death of Mrs. W.T. Ward, who died April 29.  She was a great worker in the church and will be greatly missed by her friends.  Interment at Olivesburg, May 2.  [Semi-Weekly News:  07 May 1897, Vol. 13, No. 37]

Ward, Mrs. William -- Mrs. William Ward, well known in Shelby and in this city, died at her home in Shelby, at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Mrs. Ward had been ill for a long time.  She was about 50 years of age.  The remains will be interred Tuesday afternoon from her late home.  [Semi-Weekly News:  12 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 4]

Ward, Nellie May Steward -- d. 9/30/1952 at home, Ruth Ave., Mansfield;  b. 9/23/1876 in Richland Co., OH;  d/o Wm. C. & Catherine (Kling) Steward;  bur. Windsor Cem.  [MN 10/1/1952]

Ward, Sally -- bur. 2/7/1878 at Mansfield Cem., paralysis;  77y  [Ohio Liberal:  13 March 1878]

Ward, William -- Wm. Ward, of Shiloh, dropped dead from his chair of heart disease, on Wednesday evening.  He was about sixty years of age.  On Saturday evening about dusk, Mr. John Wepler of Rome, was found dead in the barn yard lying with his face half covered in the mud.  He died from heart disease.  He was formerly of this city and leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 February 1877]

Ward, William -- Tuesday.  The remains of the late Wm. Ward who was killed on the railroad near Lucas last Saturday, were buried at Perrysville yesterday at 2 p.m.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 May 1892]  Saturday.  The heirs of Wm. Ward, who was killed by a Pennsylvania train east of Lucas last Saturday evening, intend to sue the railroad company for damages.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 May 1892]

Warden, M.W. -- d. 1/19/1869 at Mansfield;  29y, 4m;  b. Ohio;  lawyer;  white;  cause:  inflammation of bowels;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Warden, Judge -- Judge Warden of Mansfield died on Tuesday evening last.  [Shelby Independent News:  21 January 1869, Vol. 1, No. 11]

Wareham, John E. -- Died, On March 16th., John E. Wareham, aged 54 years, 1 month and 20 days.  The funeral took place Thursday, March 18, under the auspices of Miller Moody Post G.A.R.  Mr. Wareham had been a great sufferer for the past three years and at the request of his friends a post mortem examination was held on Thursday morning by Dr. E. Stoffer assisted by Drs. A.R. Lydy and J.W. Russell which developed the fact that he had tuberculosis of the liver and peritoneum.  Under those circumstances no medicine would have saved him.  [Bellville Star:  25 March 1886, Vol. 9, No. 26]

Wareham, John E. -- Independence.  The funeral of John Wareham, which took place last Thursday at Four Corners, was largely attended.  The G.A.R. boys turned out and buried their worthy comrade in the honors of war.  A salute of six guns was fired over his grave.  Rev. Henry Keller, of Knox County, assisted by Rev. Abbett, conducted the services.  --  [Bellville Star:  25 March 1886, Vol. 9, No. 26]

Wareham, Lydia -- BUTLER -- Mrs. Lydia Wareham died at her home on North Main street, Saturday, at 1:30 p.m, aged 79 years, five months and 25 days.  She was stricken with paralysis Wednesday morning of last week, and a second stroke on Friday evening affected her brain and speech.  Mrs. Wareham was born in Knox county, near North Liberty, in the year 1841.  Her husband, John E. Wareham, died 35 years ago.  Mrs. Wareham was the mother of four children, one dying when only six months old, and three survive -- Geo. F., of Oak Park, Ill., and Emma and Albert of Butler.  She also leaves five grandchildren, four brothers -- Eli Frederick of Big Rapids, Mich.;  James and John of Arizona;  Calvin E., of Marion Ohio;  and three sisters -- Mrs. W.S. Charles of Bellville, Mrs. Margaret Leekown of Caddo, Texas;  and Mrs. W.L. Hardgrove of Toledo, with many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.  Mrs. Wareham fell and injured her hip a year ago last December, which left her a cripple.  Funeral services were held at the home, Monday at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. C.W. Weltmer.  Interment was in the Four Corners cemetery, north of Butler.  Those from a distance who attended the funeral were:  George F. Wareham of Oak Park, Ill., Calvin E. Frederick & wife of Marion;  Mrs. W.L. Hardgrove of Toledo;  W.S. Charles and wife, T.L. and L.M. Garber, Mrs. Wilson Mowrey, Paul Frederick and wife, Mrs. M.O. Leedy, Lulu Frederick all of Bellville;  Mrs. Jackson Bechtel, Mrs. Wm. Snyder, Mrs. Barnett Workman, Mrs. C.S. Swank, Mrs. Ida Leedy all of Ankenytown;  and Mrs. L.F. Bechtel of Fredericktown.  [Richland County Leader:  18 March 1921, Vol. 2, No. 14]

Wareham, Martha A. -- Shelby.  Martha A. Wareham, well known to Shelby people, died suddenly last Tuesday, her complaint being paralysis.  Mrs. Wareham started to visit a neighbor at 10 o'clock in the morning but before she had reached the sidewalk in front of her house the fatal stroke came and she was picked up by parties who occupy part of her house.  She lived without pain until 1 p.m., when she passed peacefully away, aged 70 years.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 83]

Wareham, Sarah -- d. 12/27/1867 at Shelby;  30y, 5m, 22d;  b. illegible;  married;  d/o David & Martha Fulton;  white;  cause:  cancer of breast;  res. Shelby  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Waring, Anna -- Anna Waring, wife of Harry Waring, died at the residence of her parents in Zanesville last Wednesday, of consumption.  Her remains were brought here on Friday and buried in the cemetery.   [Ohio Liberal:  26 September 1877]  *see also:  Fannie Waring

Waring, Eli C. -- bur. 3/7/1877 at Mansfield Cem., congestion of the lungs;  1y, 6m;  res. Mansfield [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 April 1877]

Waring, Eliza (Roop)

Waring, Eliza (Roop) -- Mrs. Eliza Waring, widow of the late George W. Waring, died Thursday afternoon at her home, 85 Park Avenue East, after an illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Waring was born in this city and was about 75 years of age.  Her maiden name was Eliza Roop, and she was a sister of Councilman W.M. Roop.  Over 50 years ago she was married to George W. Waring, whom she survived for a number of years.  To them seven children were born of whom four survive:  Mrs. Joseph Pool, of Sutter City, Cal., Newman Waring, of Ottawa, Kans., George R. Waring and Mrs. George W. Heckman, of this city.  She has been a member of the Congregational church for many years.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Dr. E.B. Fairfield, of the First Congregational Church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.   [Semi-Weekly News:  24 November 1896]

Waring, Fannie -- bur. 9/19/1877 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  29y, 9m, 1d  [Ohio Liberal:  03 October 1877]

Waring, George W. -- Death of Geo. W. Waring -- George W. Waring died last night at his residence on Park Avenue East.  The deceased had been afflicted with asthma for some time, but not until a few days ago was he considered in a serious condition.  At 10 o'clock last night he was feeling quite well and shortly after 11 expired.  Mr. Waring was born March 28, 1816, at Athens, N.Y., and consequently was in the 74th. year of his age.  May 16, 1844, he was married to Miss Eliza Roop, sister of Morgan W. Roop, of this city.  Seven children were the result of this union, four of whom are still living.  These are Mrs. Mary Poole, of Sutter City, Cal.;  Newman Waring, Ottawa, Kas.;  Mrs. Geo. Heckman and George Waring, Jr., of this city.  The deceased was formerly engaged in the produce business here, and was afterwards part owner of the North American House.  He was afterwards deputy in several of the county offices, but of late years has been unable to work.  He was a staunch Democrat and in his prime was one of the party leaders.  Mr. Waring was one of our most respected citizens and the bereaved widow and the other relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.  The funeral will take place on Friday at 3 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 5]

Wark, R.F. -- Ontario.  Died, March 17, at 6:30 a.m., Dr. R.F. Wark, aged 58 years, 3 months and 22 days.  Mr. Wark was married Oct. 5, 1865 to Miss Sarah Freed, who preceded him about two years ago.  This union was blessed with two daughters, Mrs. French Walker and Mrs. James Harris and two sons, Charlie and Freedy.  Mr. Wark commenced teaching school at the age of 16 years in Muskingum County, at the place of his birth, where he taught for 13 years.  He studied medicine here with Dr. J.W. Craig of Mansfield.  He attended the Cleveland Medical College in the winters of '62-'63, graduating in 1864, when he went to Sago, where he remained for 10 years engaged in the practice of medicine.  He then returned to Ontario where he continued his practice.  As a practicing physician in our midst he was very successful and enjoyed a large practice.  The funeral took place Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. R.C. Criswell, of the U.P. Church, of which the deceased was an honored member.  The interment took place here.  Dr. Wark was blessed with the rare faculty of a retentive memory and as a botanist, he had but few superiors.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  19 March 1890, Vol. 6, No. 11]

Wark, Sarah  -- Ontario.  Mrs. Sarah Wark, wife of Dr. Wark, of whom mention was made in these items some time ago, died last Thursday evening.  Funeral and interment on Saturday conducted by the Rev. Criswell, of the U.P. Church, assisted by Rev. Barron, of the M.E. Church.  The loss of Mrs. Wark will be felt in this community.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  01 December 1887, Vol. 4, No. 3]

Warne, Arthur Howard -- Arthur Howard Warne, of 303 East Third street, died very suddenly this morning at 8:00 of apoplexy.  He was apparently as well as usual when he retired and it was not known that he was ill.  This morning when his mother called him she received no answer, and going to his room, she found him unconscious.  Dr. Nicholas was called and rendered professional attention.  Mr. Warne was found to have sustained a stroke of apoplexy and at 8:00 passed away.  The death comes as a great and sudden shock to the family and friends of the young man.  Mr. Warne was 23 years of age, a son of Mrs. Frederick Warne, of 303 East Third street, and a brother of Albert J. Warne, Charles, Edward, Frederick, Harry and Miss Minnie Warne and Mrs. Louis Howard, all of this city.  He was employed at the Lean Manufacturing company's works and some time ago met with an accident at the park avenue crossing of the Pennsylvania.   [Mansfield News:  04 December 1901, Vol. 17, No. 234]

Warne, Harry -- 71Y;  d. 3/13/1955 at People's Hosp.;  b. 2/6/1884 at Mansfield;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 3/14/1955]

Warner, ---- -- Bellville.  Died, on the 25th. inst., infant son of Samuel Warner.  Funeral to-day (Wednesday) at 9 a.m. conducted by Rev. J.F. Sponseller.  --  [Bellville Star:  27 May 1886, Vol. 9, No. 35]

Warner, ---- -- Olivesburg.  Mrs. Warner, who lives north of town, died last Friday and was buried here Sunday.  She has been sick for sometime with la grippe and pneumonia.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 18]

Warner, Frederick -- Saturday.  Frederick Warner died at his home on East Third Street yesterday morning.  The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 45]

Warner, Jessie May -- Miss Jessie May Warner, formerly a resident of Mansfield, died Thursday morning at 3:15 o'clock at her home in Bucyrus. Six weeks ago on account of ill health she returned from Columbus where she had been employed for about a year and a half by the Nitschke Paper company. The cause of her death was tuberculosis. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Warner and she was born at Liverpool, Medina county, July 26, 1852. Her mother died in this city. She was a member of the M. E. church and the Epworth League. A sister, Mrs. F. M. Young, resides on Hedges street. Funeral services at the family residence, 116 North Spring street, Bucyrus, Saturday morning at 8 o'clock, conducted by Rev. M. J. Keyes, of the M. E. church. The body will arrive here at 10:38 Saturday morning and will be interred in the Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Faye and Jean. [Mansfield News: 07 March 1902]

Warner, John -- Thursday.  John Warner, of Cline Avenue, died yesterday at 4 o'clock.  Funeral tomorrow.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 August 1892]

Warner, Josiah W. -- 91Y;  d. 3/2/1954 at home, Mansfield;  b. 2/20/1863 at Lucas, OH;  former Pennsylvania railroad employee;  h/o Ella Butler  [MNJ 3/2/1954]

Warner, May -- 76Y;  d. 2/16/1954 at home, Newark, OH;  b. 3/15/1877 at Mansfield;  d/o Dr. G.W. Baughman  [MNJ 2/17/1954]  

Warner, Mrs. J.F. -- Monday.  Mrs. J.F. Warner, aged 35 years, died at her home on Foster Street at one o'clock yesterday afternoon from an attack of typhoid pneumonia.  Her husband and four daughters survive her.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late home.  Rev. Duston Kemble will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 September 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 16]

Warner, Mrs. Jacob -- Bellville.  Mrs. Warner, relict of Jacob Warner, died at her home near this place on Monday morning.  Mrs. Warner had been afflicted with a complication of ailments for a year past and had borne her sufferings with uncomplaining fortitude.  She leaves a family of six sons and two daughters  The funeral took place from her late residence at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.  Interment at Beulah Cemetery.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 August 1892]

Warns, Jacob -- Tuesday.  The SHIELD forgot to mention in any previous issue the death of Jacob Warns, of Madison Township, which occurred last Saturday.  Mr. Warns had the reputation of being the largest man in Richland County.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 October 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 21]

Warrell, Gertie -- Saturday.  Gertie, the 16-years-old daughter of James Warrell and wife, died of lung trouble at the family residence on Woodland Avenue at 11 o'clock last night.  The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 May 1893]

Warren, Joseph -- Butler.  The obsequies of Joseph Warren, who died Feb. 23 from the effects of a paralytic stroke, took place Friday at 10 o'clock from the M.P. church, the Rev. W.A. Noling officiating.  Deceased was born at Canton in the year 1824.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  04 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 18] **see also:  Josiah Warren.

Warren, Josiah -- Butler.  Josiah Warren, who sustained a paralytic stroke about two months ago, died Tuesday night from the effects of it, aged about 72 years.  Funeral took place on Thursday.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  25 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 16]  **see also:  Joseph Warren.

Warren, Laurette -- Died, on Wednesday evening, at 9 o'clock P.M., August 16, 1876, of consumption, Laurette Warren, wife of M.B. Warren, aged about 35 years.  We learn the above from the Advocate, published at Bate, Steuben County, New York.  The funeral took place on Friday, the 18th., from the residence of her husband.  Mrs. Warren was a resident of Shelby for some years.  She leaves her husband and a daughter, aged fifteen, and a little son aged three, to mourn her loss.  She had been for sixteen years a member of the Baptist Church.  The Advocate says, "death to her was a welcome visitor, having been long severely afflicted.   She possessed all her faculties to the last, breathing out her life in a low whisper -- 'I am going home, sweet home' ".  She had many friends there, as she had everywhere she lived.  She will be remembered here as one having many excellent attainments;  kind, sociable and affectionate, ever ready to sacrifice her own ease and comfort for the pleasure and happiness of others, endearing her to those with whom she associated.  After life's fitful fever, may she sweetly rest at home!  [Shelby Independent News:  07 September 1876, Vol. 8, No. 46]

Warren, Mrs. Cyrus -- Butler.  Mrs. Warren, relict of the late Cyrus Warren, died Tuesday about 9:30 a.m. after a lingering illness with a complication of diseases, aged about 76 years.  The funeral took place Thursday and interment was made in the Butler Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  20 July 1906, Vol. 14, No. 25]

Warren, Sarah -- Independence.  Miss Sarah Warren, living 1½ miles east of this place, died of consumption last Saturday, aged 16 years.  --  [Bellville Star:  09 March  1882, Vol. 5, No. 23]

Warrett, Walter -- Sunday.  Walter Warrett, aged 21 years, died at his home on West Johns Street, at 2 a.m. today, death resulting from consumption.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 48]

Warrett, Walter -- Monday.  The funeral services of Walter Warrett will be held from his late residence on West Johns Street at 2 p.m. tomorrow.  The services will be conducted by Rev. H.A. Sumrell.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 48]

Warrick, John -- DIED -- August 21st., 1872, in Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., Ohio, Mr. JOHN WARRICK, aged about 75 years.  [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY:  23 August 1872, Vol. 1, No. 26]

Wasson, Cornelia Banning -- Mrs. Cornelia Banning Wasson, mother of Mrs. H.L. Reed, of this city, died at the home of her son, Warren H. Wasson, of Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday morning, Nov. 25.  Funeral from the home of H.L. Reed, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.  Hers was the faith that never wavered because in her youth she built on the rock that was Christ.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 96]

Waste, Edna F. Wilcox -- Edna F Wilcox Waste, 86, born in Mansfield, Ohio, a Tacoma resident since 1952, died October 24, 1987. She was a homemaker and member of faith temple. Among those who will mark her passing are the many children she loved and cared for as well as: sons, Edward Brady, Kent, Walter Brady, Alabama; brothers Earl Wilcox, Ohio, Clarence Wilcox, Oregon; sister Jane Price, Oregon; 14 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren. Services, 1 p.m. Saturday, Faith Temple, 901 South 10th. Interment, Mount View Cemetery. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Submitted by Judy. [Tacoma News Tribune: 28 October 1987]

Waters, Lida

Waters, Walter -- bur. 4/17/1878 at Mansfield Cem., typhoid pneumonia;  14y  [Ohio Liberal:  08 May 1878]

Watkins, Clarissa -- LEXINGTON -- Mrs. James Dickey received the sad news of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Clarissa Watkins, who died at her home on North Mulberry street, in Mansfield, on Monday afternoon, following an illness of eleven weeks.  Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon and burial was in the Mansfield cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  23 December 1921, Vol. 3, No. 2]

Watkins, Lydia Hess -- 78Y;  d. 5/31/1955 at home, Mansfield;  wid/o W.E.;  b. 3/7/1877 at Crestline;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 5/31/1955]

Watkins, Martin -- Martin Watkins died Nov. 24, of paralysis, aged 59 years.  Funeral from the late residence, 198 Maude Avenue, Saturday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 96]

Watkins, William -- Death came very sudden to Wm. Watkins, residing at the corner of Division and Front Streets, at 7 o'clock Friday morning.  Mr. Watkins had been in his usual good health on Thursday and retired for the night in the best of spirits.  About 6:30 o'clock Friday morning members of the family heard him moving about the house.  He got up and dressed and went out in the yard, possibly for the purpose of doing some work.  In a short time, however, he returned and members of the family again heard him in his room.  Upon going to his room a short time afterwards, Mrs. Watkins discovered her husband lying on the bed.  His death had resulted a few minutes before.  Dr. C.K. Conard was called and pronounced his death due to heart failure.  Mr. Watkins was 70 years of age and has only been a resident of Mt. Vernon about two weeks.  He formerly resided in Butler and came from that village to this city.  The deceased is survived by his wife and one daughter.  The funeral occurred at North Liberty, Sunday morning, at 11 o'clock.  The interment was made in the cemetery at that place.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  26 October 1906, Vol. 14, No. 39 reprinted from the Mt. Vernon Banner]

Watkins, William -- William Watkins, a former resident of this locality four miles southeast of Butler, was found dead in bed at his home in Mt. Vernon Friday morning.  He had moved to that city about two weeks ago, and his health has been very frail for several months, being subjected to attacks of heart trouble which eventually caused his death.  Wm. Watkins was born in Herefordshire, Eng., about 70 years ago.  About 35 years ago he came to America and located near Butler, where he has resided up to a few weeks ago, when he went to Mt. Vernon to reside with his daughter and son-in-law, Cliff McKown and wife.  About 1870 he married Mrs. Elizabeth Bell, to which union was born one daughter, Sarah, wife of Cliff McKown.  The funeral took place Sunday at 2 p.m. at North Liberty, where interment was made.  Deceased is survived by his wife and daughter and one brother in England.  "Billy" as he was known, has been a familiar figure in Butler for many years and his presence will be missed by citizens and neighbors, with whom he was always on the best of terms.  Billy had accumulated a competence by frugal living and thrift from the sale of all kinds of fruit in season.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  26 October 1906, Vol. 14, No. 39]

Watson, John -- John Watson, a prominent farmer residing between Bellville and Fredericktown, expired very suddenly in his buggy, Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, while driving to the former village with his daughter Miss Carrie Watson. Miss Watson intending to leave on the afternoon train, was being driven to Bellville by her father when he suddenly gasped and fell against his daughter cold in death. Heart trouble was the cause of his demise. The deceased was sixty-four years of age. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Jess Henry. [Loudonville Times: 18 February 1909]

Watson, John -- John Watson, one of the best known and most respected farmers in the south end of the county died very suddenly Sunday afternoon while bringing his daughter Zola to Bellville, to take the afternoon train.  He died instantly.  Diabetes is supposed to be the cause of death.  Miss Zola Watson is a teacher in the Shelby public schools and spent the day at the home of her parents, who reside three miles southwest of Bellville.  Mr. Watson and daughter started for Bellville and when they were at the farm of Joshua Hines, about a mile from home, Mr. Watson expired in the buggy.  Death was instantaneous.  He was carried in the Hines home and the body was later taken to the Watson home.  The deceased was past 60 years of age.  He was a man respected by all who knew him.  For many years he had  been a school teacher.  He leaves a wife and two daughters, Zola of Shelby and Carrie, who is attending school at Gambier.  He leaves also one brother, Levi Watson and one sister, Mrs. D.L. Young.   [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  15 February 1909]

Watson, Levi -- FATAL ACCIDENT -- A sad accident happened to LEVI WATSON on Monday of this week, which resulted in his death. He was engaged in driving the horses while threshing at James Cleland's farm. The machine was a mounted sweep-power, to which was attached his own and other horses. During the forenoon a ring in the tumbling-rod broke, and it was repaired with another which was too small. In a short time after the rod broke, and the horses started to run. Mr. Watson attempted to jump from the platform to catch his horses, but in doing so, his foot caught in the stay-rod, throwing him forward and causing the right side of his body to pass between the wheel of the carriage and three of the levers -- a space of about four inches and a half. His collar-bone was broken and his right side crushed. Dr. L.W. Armentrout was called immediately and attended to the wounds, and, apparently not suffering much, he lingered until 10 o'clock Tuesday night, when he died. He was sixty-three years of age, and has been a resident of this vicinity many years. [BELLVILLE WEEKLY: 12 December 1873, Vol. 2, No. 41] *Another notice of Mr. Watson's death appeared later in the same issue ... DIED -- On Tuesday, December 9th., 1873, LEVI WATSON, of Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio, aged 63 years.

Watson, Olive -- bur. 2/1879 at Mansfield Cem., old age;  82y, 2m, 15d  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Watson, Sarah -- Died, In Troy Township on the fourteenth inst., Mrs. Sarah Watson, aged 40 years, consort of Amariah Watson, Esq.  She has left seven children to lament her loss.  [Mansfield Gazette & Richland Farmer:  22 November 1827]

Watson, Sarah - DIED, in Troy Township on the 14th. inst., Mrs. Sarah Watson, aged forty years, consort of Amariah Watson, Esq.  She has left seven children to lament her loss.  [Mansfield Gazette:  22 November 1827 as re-printed in the The Mansfield Savings Trust National Bank Almanac, 1939, p. 48]

Watson, Sarah Ann

Watters, Thomas "Sol" -- Edward Kinney, colored, shot and killed his stepfather, Thomas Watters, also known as "Sol Watters" at the Watter's home, No. 155 West Johns Street, about 10 minutes of 6 o'clock, Friday night.  The victim was killed by a load from a shot gun and died almost instantly.  The murderer immediately notified the neighbors of the shooting and then gave himself up to the police.  << a lengthy account of this incident can be found in the original paper >>  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  15 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 21]

Watters, Thomas "Sol" -- The funeral of Thomas Watters, the colored man, who was shot and killed by Edward Kinney, Friday evening, took place from the Christian church, on West Fourth Street, at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Much interest was manifested by the public in the funeral and services, probably 1,500 people being assembled in and about the church.  The greater part of these viewed the remains attesting the regard in which the deceased was held.  The Rev. J.E. Lynn made an impressive address of about 20 minutes.  The Mansfield Machine Works Benefit Association attended the funeral in a body.  The pall bearers were James Strong, Charles Gaston, John Cook, James Needs, Jacob Plazier and Charles Hannan.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  15 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 21]

Watterson, Mrs. William -- Thursday.  Mrs. William Watterson, of Easton, O., mother of Mrs. Fred Long, of this city, was badly burned yesterday and died this morning from her injuries.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 21 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 44]

Watts, Elizabeth -- d. 5/10/1868 at Monroe Twp.;  66y;  b. Belmont Co., Ohio;  white;  cause:  spinal neuralgia;  res. Monroe Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Watts, Florence - Mansfield - Florence Lorimor Watts, 85, 145 S. Mulberry St., widow of Paul N. Watts, died Sunday morning in Woodlawn Nursing Home following a brief illness.   Mrs. Watts was born July 4, 1903, in Ontario and was an area resident all her life. A 1921 graduate of Mansfield Senior High, she also attended Muskingum College and received a degree in music from Ashland College.   She taught in several one-room schoolhouses and at Ontario High School until 1937. She was employed with the H. L. Reed Co. for several years and returned to teaching in the Mansfield City Schools. In 1957 she began teaching at Newhope School, retiring in 1973 after 15 years.   She was a member and past president of Sappho Club and the Music Study Club, member of the Mansfield Art Center, Fine Arts Guild and former member of the Soroptimist Club, Mansfield Symphony Society and was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church.   Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David C. (Paula) Porch of Mansfield and five grandchildren.   Friends may call at the Finefrock Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home by the Rev. William L. Bowers, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Ontario Cemetery. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Bev Craig. (Mansfield News Journal, 24 October 1988, p.4A)

Way, Sophia -- Wednesday.  Mrs. Sophia Way, sister of Mrs. James Purdy and Mrs. Diamond Sturges, who has made her home with the latter for the past ten years, died at 5 o'clock last evening of old age, aged 85 years.  The funeral services will be held at the residence of Mr. Sturges, No. 45 Park Avenue West, at 4:30 p.m.  tomorrow.  The interment will take place at Perrysburg, Ohio, her former home.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 September 1892]

Waynard, Louisa -- Mrs. Louisa Waynard, wife of Henry Waynard, of Spring Mill street, died Wednesday evening at 8:30 o'clock after an illness of fourteen months with paralysis. She was nearly 77 years of age, having been born in North Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 12, 1833. The family has resided in Mansfield for the past seven years, having come from Kenton. She is survived by her husband and one brother, John Whitmore, of Harding county. She was a member of the First Congregational church. Funeral from the home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. [The Mansfield News: Thursday, April 14, 1910]

Weagley, Mrs. James -- Tuesday.  Mrs. James Weagley died at her home, five miles north of town, yesterday afternoon.  funeral Wednesday at 1 p.m., at the Milton Church.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 June 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 4]

Weagley, Susan -- Mrs. Susan Weagley, sister of John Hill, Springmill Street, died Tuesday afternoon at her home in Ohio City.  She was 73 years of age and is survived by her husband, Ephraim Weagley.  She has a number of other relatives residing in Richland County, as her parents resided in Shelby.  Funeral services were held in Ohio City Thursday afternoon.  [Mansfield New:  23 August 1917]

Weagley, William Hilary -- William Hilary Weagley, a resident of Richland County for many years, died at 1 o'clock this morning at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Judge and Mrs. S.M. Douglass, on Park Avenue West, where he has made his home since the death of his wife three years ago.  He has been in ill health for the past year and a half.  The first of the American branch of the Weagley family was an officer in a Hessian regiment, during the Revolutionary War.  At an engagement at Sloper's Corners, he with some of his men was captured by the continentals and subsequently he took the oath of allegiance to the American cause and fought in the continental army until the close of the war, when he took up land in Maryland, a greater part of the original grant remaining still among descendants.  William H. Weagley was born Jan. 13, 1830 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and took a preparatory course in Washington college.  When in his freshman year he with members of the family, came to Ohio and to Richland County, where Mr. Weagley continued his education, being tutored by Prof. Gailey, at Lexington, after which he entered the Ohio Wesleyan university at Delaware, remaining there until the close of his junior year, when he left college.  For a number of years he taught school and later was a registry clerk in the bureau of engraving and printing at Washington.  For four years he was in the postal service, part of the time his run being on the Pan Handle between Cincinnati and Pittsburg. He enlisted Nov. 1, 1861 in Circuit Judge R.M. Voorhee's regiment Co. F., of the 65th. O.V.I.  Three years later he was discharged on account of being disabled and afterward raised a company which became a part of the 178th. Ohio.  In this he was second lieutenant.  He was a member of Miller Moody post of the G.A.R. at Bellville.  He was united in marriage with Miss Eleanor Whitford, of Lexington, whom he survived three years.  To them were born two daughters, Mrs. Ireland, now deceased, the wife of Dr. David V. Ireland, of London, and Mrs. S.M. Douglass, of this city.  Of late years Mr. Weagley has lived a retired life.  The remains will be taken to Bellville Saturday morning at 10:05 on the B.&O.   Funeral services Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Bellville Presbyterian church, conducted by the Rev. J.W. Boyer.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  04 April 1902, Vol. X, No. 14]

Weant, Catharine -- Independence -- Died, Catharine Weant, Friday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Flaharty, on Liberty Street, aged 82 years, 5 months and 22 days and was buried Saturday.  The funeral services were conducted at the M.P. Church by Rev. Grimsley, after which time the remains were laid to rest in the Independence Cemetery.  --  [ BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  24 October 1889, Vol. 2, No. 28]

Weant, Jonas -- Independence.  Jonas Weant died about 20 minutes to eight on Thursday night of last week.  The obsequies took place Saturday forenoon conducted by Rev. T.J. Wert, of the M.P. Church.  The G.A.R. Post of this place and also of Bellville attended his funeral, although he was not a member of that body but was a soldier during the late Civil War and the remains were layed away in the Independence Cemetery with the honors of war.  --  [Bellville Star:  08 September 1888, Vol. 11, No. 50]

Weant, Mrs. J. -- Johnsville.  Died, of consumption, Feb. 6th., Mrs. Weant, relict of the late J. Weant of Independence.  Mrs. Weant since the death of her husband has resided with her son, Dr. J.W. Russel in this place.  The remains were taken to Independence for interment.  --  [Bellville Star:  14 February 1889, Vol. 12, No. 20]

Weant, Mrs. Jonas -- Independence.  Mrs. Jonas Weant was buried here on Thursday.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 February 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 39]

Weary, John -- Mr. John Weary, a brother-in-law of Mr. Wm. Lupfer, so long a citizen of Shelby and Shiloh, died at Leavenworth, Kansas, on Dec. 26th.  [Shelby Independent News: 13 January 1876, Vol. 8, No. 12]

Weatherby, ---- -- Monday.  The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Weatherby died yesterday at their home in Plymouth.  Mrs. Weatherby is in a critical condition.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 44]

Weatherby, Mrs. T.S. -- Mrs. T.S. Weatherby of 153 Wood Street, died at her home at 6:30 o'clock, Sunday evening, just as the days' shadows were lengthening into twilight.  She had been a sufferer from acute bronchitis for several weeks and at times was seized with violet paroxysms of coughing during one of which Friday night she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage causing apoplexy and completely paralyzing the right side.  She lingered in a comatose condition next Sunday evening when the silent messenger took her home to her eternal reward.  Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., conducted by her Pastor, Rev. Dr. Baltzly of St. Luke's Church.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 22 May 1905]

Weaver, ---- -- A gentleman from Crestline reports to us, that a child belonging to a Mr. Christ. Weaver, died on Wednesday of last week, supposed to have had small-pox. 
[Shelby Independent News:  02 May 1872, Vol. 4, No. 27]

Weaver, Arthur - Shreve - Arthur M. Weaver, 79, a former resident of Bunker Hill near Butler, died yesterday at Wooster Community hospital after an illness of two weeks.   He was born in Bunker Hill and lived there until 1914 when he moved to Ripley township in Holmes County. Ten years later he moved to Shreve in Wayne county where he lived until his death.   He was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Odd Fellows lodge of Shreve.  Surviving are two sons, Carl of Fredericktown and Clarence of Lodi, and a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Willard of Shreve. Surviving also are seven grand children and four great-grandchildren.   Services will be held in the Morgan Funeral home in Shreve, Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Albert Good of Wooster officiating. Burial will be the Bunker Hill cemetery.   Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday evening. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Bev Craig. (Mansfield News Journal, 24 April 1954)

Weaver, Bert -- Bert Weaver, aged about 16 years, youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. W.E. Weaver, of near Davis, died Monday, in Wayne County, from the effects of a kick in the stomach by a horse, July 15.  Some hopes for his recovery had been entertained up to last Saturday, when he took to vomiting, and gradually sank, until death relieved his intense suffering Monday forenoon.  He had been working for Emerson Wilson on a farm near Orrville, and had not been home since last spring.  On Saturday, July 15, the boy went to the field to bring the horses, preparatory to a day's work.  Breakfast being prepared, and Bert and not made his appearance, a search revealed him lying unconscious in the stable.  An examination by a physician, who was immediately summoned, showed the unmistakable marks of a horse's hoofs in the region of the stomach.  For several days he lay in an unconscious state, but gradually rallied from the stupor, although suffering considerable pain.  The past week he showed signs of improvement, but since Saturday death was looked for at any time.  The remains were brought home Tuesday, by the grief stricken parents who were at his bedside since the accident, and the funeral took place Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the family home.  Rev. J. Montgomery conducted appropriate services at Bunker Hill and interment was made at the same place.  This is the second son of Mr. & Mrs. Weaver to die as the result of violence in a little more than six months, and the mother is almost prostrated.  The bereft family have the sympathy of the whole community in their dark hour of sorrow.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  04 August 1905, Vol. 17, No. 26]

Weaver, Clyde  --Shiloh. Clyde Weaver, 70, of Shiloh, last night in Shelby Memorial Hospital after a short illness.  Survivors: a wife, Nellie; daughters, Mrs. Russell Copeland of Ganges and Mrs. Elsie Wharton of Ashland; sister, Mrs. Howard laser of Gages; four grandchildren.  Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Ganges Evangelical and Reformed Church, Rev. Maynard Oesterle. Burial in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Friends call at McQuate Funeral Home, Shiloh, after noon Friday. submitted by anonymous. (Mansfield News 20 March 1958).

Weaver, David -- d. 8/30/1869 at Jefferson Twp.;  62y, 7m, 15d;  b. Pennsylvania;  Grocer;  no cause listed  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Weaver, Harry -- Bellville.  Harry Weaver died at the home of his parents, on the east side of town on last Thursday p.m.  The funeral took place on Saturday 3 o'clock.  Rev. A. Philpott conducted the service.  The family moved to Bellville last fall from Penn.  They being almost entirely strangers feel their loss the more.  Harry was a kind hearted and obedient child, and was greatly loved by all who knew him.  --  [Bellville Star:  09 August 1888, Vol. 11, No. 46]

Weaver, Jacob Sr. -- Mr. Jacob Weaver, Sr., formerly residing north of Rome in Richland County, but recently removed to Huron County, died a few weeks ago, aged about 73 years.  He was one of the early pioneers of this county.  [Shelby Independent News:  03 April 1873, Vol. 5, No. 23]

Weaver, John Albert - John Albert Weaver was born Aug. 2, 1889, and died July 31, 1905 at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Lucretia Wilson, near Dalton, O.  The cause of his death was the misfortune that overtook him on the 15th. of July, when he was kicked by a horse as he was passing behind him in the stable.  <<scripture omitted>> Funeral services were held at Bunker Hill Aug. 2, conducted by Rev. Montgomery, of Perrysville.  --  [Butler Times:  05 August 1905, Vol. XII, No. 50]

Weaver, Kate S. (Aumend) -- The home of Elmer H. Ervin has been the scene of much affliction and sorrow the past week, that grim reaper of death having garnered two loved ones from the home, first was Mrs. Kate Weaver, who had been making her home with the Ervins, on Monday, and at 2 p.m., Thursday, the wife and mother, Mrs. E.H. Ervin, after an illness of less than ten days with pneumonia, entered into life eternal, causing much sadness, not alone in the home, but in the community in general.  She is survived by her husband and five sons, who are left to mourn the loss of a loving wife and a devoted mother.  She was aged 51 years.  Funeral from the home this (Saturday) afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  17 April 1915, Vol. 62, No. 21]

Weaver, Kate S. (Aumend) -- Mrs. Kate Weaver, aged 81 years, died at the home of Mr. & Mrs. E.H. Ervin, three and one-half miles southwest of Plymouth, Monday evening, the cause of death being old age.  The deceased was born in Crawford County and has always resided in this section, and was a lady with a host of friends and much respected and loved by all who bore her acquaintance.  Her husband, George Weaver, preceded her to life eternal some five years ago.  Her maiden name was Kate Aumend, and she is survived by a number of relatives in this vicinity.  Funeral services were held from the McKendree Church, Thursday morning, at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Chas. F. Mott, interment being made in the family burial lot in Greenlawn Cemetery.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  17 April 1915, Vol. 62, No. 21]

Weaver, Kate S. (Aumend) -- Mrs. Katy S. Weaver, daughter of Adam and Susannah Harley Aumend, was born in Crawford County, O., May 6, 1834, and died April 13, 1915, aged 80 years, 11 months and 7 days.  March 9, 1857, she was united in marriage to Mr. George Weaver, and three children were born, two of whom died in childhood years, and the third died March 11, 1906, at the age of forty-eight years.  Mr. & Mrs. Weaver enjoyed the privilege of celebrating the 50th. anniversary of their wedding, after which Mr. Weaver died, May 16, 1907.  Mrs. Weaver continued to live on the farm for a few years after the death of her husband, then lived with a sister, Mrs. R.R. Ross, and for the past two years and a half has made her home with Mr. & Mrs. Elmer H. Ervin.  During her last brief sickness she often expressed not only her readiness to die but also her earnest desire to go, she being the last to die of a family of five brothers and sisters.  The beautiful character of Mrs. Weaver is partly revealed in the fact that besides her own children she partly raised and made a home for seven others, all of whom have grown up to call her blessed.  She was a devout Christian, having been a life-long member of the McKendree M.E. church, and was one of the staunchest members and most faithful supporters to the last.  Of her it may truly be said, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:  Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors;  and their works do follow them."  The funeral services were held at the McKendree Church, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Chas. F. Mott, at 10 o'clock, Thursday morning, April 15.  Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  24 April 1915, Vol. 62, No. 22]


Weaver, Lee J. -- Bellville - Lee J. Weaver, 65, of 506 Powell Dr., Newark, a native of Bellville, died in Licking County Memorial Hospital Saturday night after suffering a heart attack at his home. He went to Newark in 1949 from Mansfield. He was manager of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant in Newark until his retirement last month. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church, F and AM Lodge in Bellville, Scottish Rite and Aladdin Temple Shrines. Surviving are his wife, Martha; one daughter, Mrs. Larry Blackstone of Heath; one son, Dr. Jerry L. Weaver of Huntington Beach, Calif.; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Howard Lott of Felmington, N.J. Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Second Presbyterian Church of Newark with the Rev. Charles Dougherty officiating. Burial will be in Bellville Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Ross Henderson Funeral Home in Newark from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. [August 25, 1969, Mansfield News Journal]

Weaver, Martha E. Pool

Weaver, Mary -- Bellville.  The funeral of Mrs. Mary Weaver took place from the M.E. Church at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.  The service was conducted by Rev. Deeds, assisted by Rev. Canfield.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 30]

Weaver, Mrs. John -- Bellville.  Mrs. John Weaver died at her home on Bell Street at 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday.  She sustained a dislocated hip and other injuries by a fall several weeks since.  Owing to her advanced age, 78 years, her injuries resulted in death.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 29]

Weaver, Oscar E. -- OSCAR WEAVER DIES SUNDAY - Oscar E. Weaver, 80, of Crestline, died Sunday at Shelby Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Sandusky Township April 13, 1896. He was married to Johanna Fisher who preceeded him in death in 1960. He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Jack (Isabelle) Beck of Crestline and a son Lloyd of Shelby, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Lauthers of Bucyrus, Mrs. Edna Hoover of Leesville, Mrs. Floyd (Mildred) Burgin of Bucyrus. He was a retired machinist for the Burch Corp. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church Men and former elder and trustee of the church. Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Robert Simen officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Crestline. Friends may call at the Beck Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Tuesday, November 16, 1976]

Weaver, Patricia G. Finnegan -- Patricia G. Finnegan Weaver, 80, 8141 Middletown Road, Crestline, died at Crestline Nursing Home Tuesday, November 16, 1999, after a short illness.  She was born in Crestline on October 6, 1919 to the late Thomas W. and Helen Woerner Finnegan.  She lived here her lifetime and was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Crestline and a member of the Altar-Rosary Society of the church.  She married James F. Weaver on January 8, 1946 and he survives. Also surviving are five sons and three daughters-in-law; Charles and Sharon Weaver, Crestline, Francis Weaver, Ontario, Thomas and Janet Weaver, Crestline, Richard Weaver, Mansfield, and Terrance and Jennifer Weaver, Marion; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jo and Ed Miller, Mansfield and Carol and Rudy Lessuer, Shelby; 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Surviving also are two brothers, Gordon and Lillian Finnegan, Bethlehem and Chad and Josephine Finnegan, Brunswick; four sisters, Viola "Vickie" Frank and Josephine Finnegan, both of Los Angeles, California, Paula and John Thomas, Culver City, California and Virginia Weber, Shelby.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph.  Friends may call at Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline.  Mass of the Resurrection will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Church with Father Gary Walters officiating. Burial in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Submitted by Mike. [Mansfield News Journal: 17 November 1999]

Weaver, Susan -- d. 11/2/1867 at Jefferson Twp.;  60y, 10m, 3d;  married;  b. Cumberland, Pa.;  cause:  neuralgia;  res. Jefferson Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Weaver, William

Weaver, William

Weaver, William -- William Weaver, of Orchard Street, died Monday at 9 o'clock of paralysis.  He was bout 25 years of age and formerly worked in the tube works.  He leaves a wife.  He was a member of Court Mansfield, No. 1455, I.O.O.F.  He will probably be buried at Crestline.  [Semi-Weekly News:  29 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 102]

Webb, C.E. -- Saturday.  A peculiarly sad and fatal accident occurred at Crestline at 3:30 yesterday afternoon.  The second section of P.F. freight train No. 76 was lying in the east end yards at that point and Engineer C.E. Webb stepped from the engine and was struck on the back of the head by the engine of passenger train No. 7.  The force of the blow threw the unfortunate man against the tender of his engine crushing his skull and killing him instantly.  Webb was 35 years of age and leaves a wife and one child who reside at Alliance.  He was the last of four men who were promoted to be engineers about five years ago.  Since the men have had charge of engines, three, Engineers Burnett, Cowan and Monnett, have met violent deaths in the order named.  Webb, being the last of the four, had frequently expressed his belief that within the last year that he would be killed.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 September 1892]

Webb, Edward -- The death warrant of Edward Webb is now in the hands of Sheriff Ritchie.   It is a sombre looking document.  A heavy black border surrounds the edge, a large black seal is pasted in its accustomed place and, taken altogether, is an instrument that inspires dread.  This, Sheriff Ritchie reads immediately before the execution  It is worded as follows:  THE STATE OF OHIO, RICHLAND COUNTY, s.s.}  To James Ritchie, Sheriff of said county:  WHEREAS, at the December term, A.D., 1877, of the Court of Common Pleas, within and for the county of Richland and State of Ohio, to-wit:  On the second day of February, 1878, upon a full, fair and impartial trial, one Edward Webb, now in your custody, was found guilty of the deliberate and premeditated murder of one William S. Finney, in manner and form as charged in a true bill of indictment, presented by the Grand Jury on the thirteenth day of December, A.D., 1877, and, whereas, the Court aforesaid, at the term aforesaid, to-wit, on the twelfth day of February, A.D., 1878, upon the conviction aforesaid, ordered, adjudged and sentenced the said Edward Webb to be imprisoned in the jail of the county until the 31st. day of May, A.D., 1878, and that on said day last aforesaid, between the hours of ten o'clock A.M. and four o'clock p.m. he be taken by the Sheriff of the county aforesaid and hanged by the neck until he be dead.  This is, therefore, to command you that you keep the said Edward Webb in safe and secure custody until the said thirty-first day of May, A.D. 1878, between the hours of ten A.M. and four P.M., you take the said Edward Webb, and in the place and manner provided by law, hang him by the neck until he shall be dead.  Of this warrant and all your proceedings thereon, you shall make due return forthwith to Thomas T. Dill, clerk of said Court and the real thereof at Mansfield in said county, this 26th. day of May, A.D. 1878.  [Ohio Liberal:  29 May 1878]

Webb, Edward -- bur. 5/31/1878 at Mansfield Cem., hanging;  39y  [Ohio Liberal:  05 June 1878]

Webb, Elizabeth G. -- Bellville.  The remains of Miss Elizabeth G. Webb, of Toledo, was brought to this place for burial last Saturday.  She was a sister of Allie Fitzjohn and Dick Webb, who formerly lived here and was in the grocery and bakery business.  They moved to Toledo 18 years ago.  The deceased was 34 years of age.  The brothers and niece accompanied the remains.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  04 August 1905, Vol. 17, No. 26]

Webb, James A. -- Bellville.  Mr. Webb who was stricken with paralysis last week died on Tuesday evening.  --  [Bellville Star:  05 May 1887, Vol. 10, No. 32]

Webb, James A. -- We regret to announce the death of Mr. James A. Webb, of Birmingham, which took place on Tuesday, May 3rd., at Bellville, Ohio, United State of America.  Mr. Webb was well known in Clay Cross, Stretton, and the neighborhood, and was held in very high esteem, and many will be sorry to hear of his death.  He was a great friend of Mr. A. Milner Stretton, who received a letter from the late Mr. Webb's son, who resides in America, informing him of his death.  Mr. Web was a distinguished scholar and a man of great ability.  He had resided many years in France, and the history of that country, as well as the language was as familiar to him as that of his own.  He had gone to America for a time expecting to return to this neighborhood in a year or two, and settle down for the rest of his life.  Mr. Webb had large expectations from his brother, Thomas Webb Esq., a gentleman of great fortune, who resides in Italy, in case of him pre-deceasing him.  The late Mr. Webb has contributed several valuable papers on various subjects that are in possession of his friend at Stretton.  He contributed largely to the press at one period of his life.  The funeral took place on the 5th. inst. at Bellville, and the service was conducted by the Rev. Austin Philpott of that place.  Mr. Webb was 73 years of age.  --  [Bellville Star:  09 June 1887, Vol. 10, No. 37 as reprinted from the Derbyshire (England) Times]

Webber, Anna Fay -- Wednesday.  Anna Fay Webber died at 2:30 this morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Webber, on Park Avenue East.  The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. tomorrow.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 May 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 51]

Webber, Annie -- Annie, an infant daughter of S.W. & M. Webber, residing on East Second Street, died last Thursday and was buried Friday afternoon.  [Ohio Liberal:  31 July 1878]

Webber, Annie -- bur. 7/25/1878 at Mansfield Cem., dysentery;  1y, 2m, 28d  [Ohio Liberal:  07 August 1878]

Webber, Frank -- Frank Webber, eldest son of our fellow townsman, Fred Webber, who for several weeks past has been in a Cleveland hospital, suffering from Bright's disease, and where it was thought that he was on the road to recovery, suffered a relapse and died Tuesday afternoon, at 4:30 o'clock.  His remains were brought here over the B.&O. on No. 17 Friday forenoon and taken to the chapel, from which funeral services, conducted  by the Masonic lodge, at 2 o'clock, were held, after which the body was interred in the family lot in Greenlawn Cemetery, alongside that of his mother, who preceded him to the life beyond less than two months ago.  Frank was born and reared to manhood in Plymouth, learning the machinist trade, and a number of years ago went to Cleveland, where he held a lucrative position up until his last illness.  He was aged 37 years, and is survived by his father, one brother and one sister, besides numerous relatives in this vicinity.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  10 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 47]

Webber, Glenn -- Glenn Webber, 2-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Webber, died Monday evening at the home of his parents on Park Avenue East, and was buried Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 5]

Webber, James -- Died, at Venice , aged ca. 56.  [ Mansfield Gazette:  14 August 1823 .  From Abstracts of Richland County , Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825.  Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]  

Webber, Mrs. Fred -- Mrs. Fred Webber, residing south of Plymouth, who for several months past has been more or less ill, died at the family home, Friday evening of last week, aged 61 years, 4 months and 28 days.  She was a lady much esteemed by all, and will not only be missed in her home but by the people in general in the community in which she resided.  She leaves to mourn her death her husband, Fred Webber, two sons, Frank of Cleveland, and David, of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Edna Jones of Michigan, who was permitted to be with her mother in her last illness.  She is also survived by three brothers and one sister, as well as numerous relatives.  Funeral services were held from her late home Monday forenoon, conducted by the Rev. G.A. Crafts, the burial taking place in Greenlawn Cemetery.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  05 September 1914, Vol. 61, No. 42]

Webber, Rachel Margaret -- DIED -- In Mansfield, Wednesday, September 12th., RACHEL MARGARET, wife of Samuel Webber, aged 58 years, 6 months and 3 days. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 13 September 1883, Vol. 33, No. 43]

Weber, Barbara -- bur. 6/27/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  74y;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Weber, Catharine -- Friday.  Mrs. Catharine Weber, mother-in-law of Philip Buhlman, died at the latter's home, No. 105 South Water Street, yesterday afternoon, aged 78 years.  The deceased had been ill a long time, but the direct cause of her death was a fall about three weeks ago in which she sustained a dislocation of the hip.  The funeral will take place from the house, Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock,  Rev. Buesser officiating.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 14 February 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 39]


Weber, Henry P. (Bud)
- Shelby.  Henry P. (Bud) Weber, 56 of 70 Third St., died Monday afternoon at his home after a long illness.  He was born in Mansfield and spent most of his life in Shelby.  He was owner-operator of Webber's Bar and member of the First United Presbyterian Church, O'Brien Post of the American Legion and was a veteran of World War II.  He is survived by his wife, Wanda; two sons, Henry Mark of San Diego, Calif. and Karl Richard of Shelby; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weber Sr. of Shelby; two sisters, Mrs. Gene Love of Mansfield and Mrs. Richard Whitney of Shelby; one grandchild.  Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Presbyterian Church by the Revs. W. Eugene Morris and James Lumadue.  Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours at the Barkdull Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Center.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley.  Typed by Judy Riley.  [Mansfield News Journal:  13 May 1975]

Weber, Margaret -- bur. 6/15/1877 at Mansfield Cem., heart disease;  57y, 9m  [Ohio Liberal:  04 July 1877]

Weber, Philip -- Thursday.  Philip Weber, aged 48 years, was found dead in bed about 12 o'clock today, at his home at No. 189 North Main Street.  Mr. Weber kept a saloon at the above number and resided with his wife and two children in the rooms above the saloon.  He was around this morning as usual, but it seems retired during the morning hours for some reason.  He leaves a wife and two children at home, one daughter being married to Fred Hefler.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 21 March 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 44]

Webster, D.S. -- Orderly Sergeant Starrett, of Captain Seaton's Company, 26th. regiment, writes to us that D.S. Webster, of that company, died very suddenly on Wednesday morning.  He had been taken ill but the evening before.  Mr. S. speaks of him as a brave and faithful soldier, who had many friends, and was beloved by all who knew him.  His remains will be sent home soon.  He died at Bardstown, where the 26th. was on the 9th., the date of the letter.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly Herald:  19 February 1862]

Webster, Ida -- Webster Rites -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Webster, 68, wife of Carl Webster, 553 Central Ave., who died Thursday at General Hospital, will be held at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home at 1:30 p. m. Monday. Harry W. Morr, resident minister of the East Unit Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses will officiate and burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: Sunday, August 11, 1963, pg 6]

Webster, Lillian L. -- d. 12/17/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp. (heart attack);  b. at Chicago;  Came to Mansfield in 1916; wid/o Harry F.  [MNJ 12/17/1955]

Webster, Tennie  -- Mansfield News Journal, 13 February 1973

Wechter, Eugene W. – Eugene W. Wechter, 75, of the Mifflin Care Center and formerly of Plymouth, died Monday morning in Mansfield General Hospital following a massive heart attack. Born in New Washington on June 2, 1915, to John and Estelle Mauck Wechter, both now deceased, he had been a Plymouth area resident most of his life. Mr. Wechter was formerly employed with Bob’s Café in Plymouth, retiring in 1978. He was a former member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in New Washington and of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby. Mr. Wechter was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater and was awarded the Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife, Doris Wechter, whome he married on July 10, 1968; a stepdaughter, Judy Chumbley Jr. of Mansfield; three step-grandchildren; a step-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Ruth Hazelwood of Painesville. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Richard Wechter. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Barkdull Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Thursday [sic] by the Rev. Joe Szybka of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and left at the funeral home. [Mansfield News Journal, 19 March 1991]

Weck, Jacob -- Jacob Weck, of whose accident we made mention last week, died at his home on Trux Street, Monday evening, aged 64 years.  Mr. Weck for over 28 years was janitor of the public school building, which duties he filled ably and well, and on account of his health, gave up his labors there some few years ago and has since been incapacitated from doing any manual labor.  His condition, together with shock and broken ribs was more than his frail body could withstand, and the slender chord, which bound him to this earth was snapped asunder, and his spirit took its flight to Him who gave it.  Funeral services were held from St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Thursday morning, at 9:30 o'clock.  He is survived by one son, a daughter and two brothers.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  25 December 1915, Vol. 63, No. 5]

Weddell, Charles A. -- Charles A. Weddell, only son of ex-City Civil Engineer John B. Weddell, died very suddenly this morning at 3 o'clock at the home of his parents, on Marion Avenue.  Though he had been ill for two weeks he was not confined to the house all the time nor was his illness thought to be serious.  Tuesday evening he was taken very ill and rapidly grew worse.  Later in the night he became unconscious.  His father was at Shelby Tuesday and when Charles' condition was found to be so serious Mr. Weddell was telephoned for, arriving here about 11:30 o'clock.  At 3 o'clock this morning the young man passed away.  The cause of his death was heart failure.  He was 25 years old last September.  The earlier years of his life were spent at Ashland.  Later he moved with his parents to Galion and about four years ago removed to this city, which has been his home since that time.  He leaves a wife.  The body will be taken to Ashland Friday for burial.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  11 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 93]

Weddell, Clara Oakes -- Mrs.. Clara Oakes Weddell, wife of S.G. Weddell, died Wednesday evening at 9:30 at her home, three miles east of the city, on the Park avenue east road.  The cause of her death was consumption, with which she had been a sufferer for some time.  She was born in Green township, Ashland county, 36 years ago and was married in 1894 to S.G. Weddell, who, with one son, James Albert Weddell, aged 7 years, survives her.  The family moved here only three weeks ago.  She was a member of the Baptist church.  Funeral services at her late home Sunday morning at 10:00, conducted by the Rev. J.C. Massee.  The remains will be taken to the St. John's Baptist Church, where the services will be conducted by the Rev. J.W. Smith of Perrysville.  Interment in the St. John's Cemetery.  [Mansfield News:  26 September 1901, Vol. 17, No. 176]

Weekley, Marie Williams -- Lexington.  The sad news of the sudden death of Mrs. Marie Williams Weekley was received by her many friends of Lexington.  The death occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hoy Baker, Saturday.  Mrs. Weekley, whose home is in Findlay (OH), has been a patient in the Mansfield General hospital and was recently discharged in her usual health.  When she attempted to go upstairs she suddenly passed away.  The deceased was born in Lexington, and was 34 years of age.  Mrs. Weekley was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Williams, and was a graduate of the Lexington high school, class of 1908.  Private funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m.   [Bellville Star:  06 March 1924, Vol. 2, No. 45]

Weh, Catherine

Weh, J. Frank -- Plymouth.  The remains of J.F. Weh, who died in California, are expected on Wednesday.  The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon.  Sermon by Rev. A.C. Miller.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 December 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 31]

Weh, J. Frank -- Friday.  The remains of Frank Weh, who died in California, are now enroute to Plymouth, where they will be interred.  Mr. Weh, who was a native of Plymouth, was well known in this city, having studied law with Judge M. May a number of years ago.  Later he went to Cleveland, where he practiced at the bar.  Two years ago he went to California for his health and speedily recovered from lung trouble.  About three months ago his old trouble manifested itself and he rapidly grew worse and died several days ago.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 December 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 31]

Wehrle, John -- John Wehrle, who removed to Denver, Col. about five years ago from Mansfield, died there Tuesday.  He was a brother-in-law of Jacob Ahlheim, having married his sister.  The cause of his death was not stated in the telegram.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  23 July 1885, Vol. 35, No. 36]

Weidig, John C. “J.C.” -- Mansfield. John C. “J.C.” Weidig, 66, of 1999 Ranchwood Drive died Sunday morning, Sept. 17, 2000, at Woodlawn Nursing Home after a long illness. He was born January 11, 1934 in Zanesville, Ohio, to John P. and Florence M. Brien Weidig and lived in the Mansfield area since 1957. Mr. Weidig retired from Armco Steel. He was a member of the BPO Elks #2554 of Lexington and the Grace Episcopal Church. Mr. Weidig served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Mulherin Weidig; two sons, Gregory J. Weidig of Mansfield and Mark Weidig of Avon, Ohio; a daughter, Kathleen Dinkel of Galion; four grandchildren, Ryan Quinn Dinkel of Galion, Spencer Douglas, Emily Catherine and Kate Elizabeth Weidig all of Avon, Ohio; his mother, Florence Weidig of Mansfield; and a daughter-in-law, Maribeth Weidig of Avon, Ohio. Friends may call at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors Tuesday, September 19, 2000, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 2, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Grace Episcopal Church by Father John C. Jorden and Rector Emeritus David Sipes. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Terri McGrath. [Mansfield News Journal, September 18, 2000, page 8A]

Weidle, Mrs. Charles -- Mrs. Charles Weidle died very suddenly Friday a.m. about 6 o'clock at her home, 487 Bowman Street.  She was apparently quite well this morning but took sick and died in a short time.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  26 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 33]

Weidner, Wendel -- Mr. Wendel Weidner departed this life January 16th., 1873, aged 73 years, and 16 days.  He too was one of the old pioneers of our county, having settled in his forest home, 38 years ago.  For 20 years he was peculiarly afflicted.  For that time he never slept in a bed, save during his late illness and only ate in a sparing manner.  His was a life of fasting and prayer.  A mind demented, always imagining that he had a fearful enemy to conquer and a victory to obtain.  Victory doubtless at last was gained.  When in health he was a devoted member of the church.  -- N.H.L.  [Shelby Independent News:  23 January 1873, Vol. 5, No. 13]

Weigle, Fredrich -- bur. 7/17/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  83y, 4m, 11d   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Weil, Catharine (Nibtch) -- Mrs. Catharine Weil, aged 78, died at the residence of her son, Jacob, 85 West 4th. Street, at 2 o'clock Monday morning.  the deceased had been ailing for a year with general debility and for the past ten weeks had been confined to her bed.  Mrs. Weil's maiden name was Nibtch.  She was born May 12th., 1814, in Alten Staadten, Prussia, and, with her sister (mother of Infirmary Director Becker), came to this country during her early life, settling in Mansfield.  In 1851 she was married to Wm. G. Weil, who died in 1870.  She leaves four sons, Jacob W., the County Recorder, Louis, Michael and Fred, beside a host of friends to mourn her departure.  Mrs. Weil has been a member of the German Lutheran church from infancy and was one of the first members of the Women's Aid Society of that organization in this city.  At her request the funeral will be held from the German Lutheran church at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Bethelt officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 December 1892]

Weil, Catherine -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Jacob Weil died yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness at the home of her husband on West Fourth Street.  The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.  Drs. S.P. Ecki, A.E. Keyes and J.B. Hall held a post-mortem examination this morning and found the cause of death to have been a cancerous condition of the liver and momentum.  The stomach was in a perfectly healthy condition.  The deceased leaves four children.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 44]

Weil, Catherine -- Thursday.  The funeral of the late Catherine Weil, which took place yesterday afternoon from the home of her husband on West Fourth Street, was largely attended.  Rev. F. Buesser officiated.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 44]

Weil, E.A. -- Wednesday -- E.A. Weil, aged 23, brother of John Weil of this city, died at his home in Galion Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The deceased was well known here. He assisted his brother John to number the city several years ago. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 45]

Weil, Lena -- Monday.  About 6 o'clock last evening Lena Weil, the fifteen-years-old daughter of Louis Weil and wife, died of diphtheria at the family residence on South Mulberry Street.  Miss Lena, who was a great favorite with all who knew her, had only been sick several days, having contracted the disease from another member of the family.  The funeral, which was private, was held from the residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1892]

Weil, Lena -- Sunday.  The funeral services of Lina Weil, who died of diphtheria during the past week, will be held at the German Lutheran church at 10 o'clock today, Rev. Bethel officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 January 1892]

Weil, Michael -- Michael Weil, aged about 49 years, of Columbus, a former resident of Mansfield, died suddenly at the Gottfried Hospital at Upper Sandusky Sunday afternoon of convulsions, of which he had been troubled for years.  He had gone to the above place on Tuesday to do some work and was not feeling well when he left home.  His remains were brought to Mansfield, Monday afternoon, and taken to the home of his brother, J.W. Weil.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in the Mansfield Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  13 October 1905, Vol. 13, No. 37]

Weiler, Susanna Fogel -- Mrs. Susanna Weiler, relict of the late John Jacob Weiler, died Sunday, Feb. 21, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Anderegg, on Cedar Street.  The deceased was 87 years of age and was born in Gennessee, Canton Berne, Switzerland.  She came ot this country with her husband, Jacob Fogel, in 1854, and his death occurred in 1861. She was married in 1869 to John J. Weiler who died some years later, aged over 100 years.  The deceased leaves four children:  Henry Fogel, of McPherson Street, and Frederick Fogel, of Massillon;  Mrs. John Anderegg and Mrs. John Ischi, of Cedar Street.  Funeral Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. from St. John's English church.  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 16]

Weimer, Harlan Phra -- 50Y;  d. 6/22/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  Compositor w/ Mansfield News Journal;  b. 4/20/1904 at Barrs Mill, OH;  h/o Zora Foss  [Mansfield News Journal:  22 June 1954]

Weinguieir, ---- -- Bangor.  The two-year-old child of Golly Weinguieir which died at Mt. Vernon was interred in the Middlebury Cemetery Monday.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  23 November 1906, Vol. 14, No. 43]

Weirich, Cathrine -- Cathrine Weirich, wife of Henry Weirich, of Monroe Township, died last Wednesday, Jan. 9th., of apoplexy.  Mrs. Weirich was one of the pioneer settlers of Richland County, having come here with her husband nearly sixty years ago, and died on the same farm where she first found her home many long years ago.  She was a consistent member of the New Jerusalem church for the past thirty years, and the mother of ten children, eight of whom survive her.  She has forty grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.  Five of her children were present when she died.  Henry Weirich, her husband who survives her was a soldier in the War of 1812, and was engaged in the battle of Maryland Heights.  He is nearly 88 years of age, and has been a sterling Democrat all his life.  [Ohio Liberal:  16 January 1878]

Weirich, John -- John Weirich died after a long and lingering illness on  Jan. 12,1883-John Weirich aged 78 years. His remains were interred in the Shauck Cemetery on Sunday. Rev. Sherwood conducted the service.  Submitted by Carrol Ann.  [Bellville Star:  25 January 1883]

Weirick, Peter -- Peter Weirick died at his residence in Perry Township, this county, April 19th., and was buried the 21st.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H.L. Canfield of Bellville.  His age was 87 years, 8 months and 24 days.  His wife died Nov. 21st., 1879, aged 84 years, 6 months and 5 days.  Peter Weirick was one of the few pioneers of Richland County who remained among us to this late day.  He beheld these valleys, as they were gradually transformed from the forest-mantle of nature into the beautiful fields which now speaks of the industry that prevailed through the intervening years.  He beheld the crumbling of the many cabins that sheltered our fathers from storm, and afforded them safe retreat from the fierce animal;  the decay of the humble charity of the pioneer heart that hides the multitude of sins, and its place filled by the cold habit of style;  he beheld the last tracks of the red man as he bid farewell to the house of his childhood and ventured into an unknown country to seek a happy hunting ground;  and many are the things that were and he saw nor more;  and last of all he followed in the general train in to the unknown region of the unseen.  Peter Weirick was born in Pennsylvania, July 25th., 1794, and came with his parents to Richland County in 1810 or 1811, and they pitched a house of bark which was used until a cabin could be put up.  The location was near Haniwalt's mill, several miles west of Bellville.  His father built the first saw and flouring mill in Perry Township.  The family settled in the woods and without money or provision, and it fell to young Peter to keep the family in meat.  In this way he acquired a passionate fondness for hunting, which clung to him through life.  Hunting stories were the enjoyment of his declining years.  Of him it is said he knew no superior in the chase or the use of the gun.  He was married to Catharine Huntsman, who also came to this country in a very early day, July 25th., 1817, by Esquire Amariah Watson, and he became the father of sixteen children, twelve sons and four daughters.  They all grew up except one daughter.  The last forty-five years of Mr. Weirick's life were spent in the vicinity of Darlington or Hagerstown.  He was always an honorable citizen.  --  [Bellville Star:  27 April 1882, Vol. 5, No. 30]

Weis, Lonnie -- BUTLER -- Lonnie Weis, a former merchant of Butler, died Monday and was buried at Byesville, Wednesday.  Several persons from here attended the funeral.  [Richland County Leader:  17 September 1920, Vol. 1, No. 41]

Weisbarth, Henry -- Wednesday.  Henry Weisbarth, who died Monday afternoon from an attack of pneumonia, was buried this afternoon from St. Peter's Catholic Church.  The Eclipse Stove Works, of which he was an employee, closed down to allow his fellow employees to attend the funeral.  Mr. Weisbarth was twenty-seven years of age and leaves a wife and three children.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 February 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 40]

Weisbarth, Jacob -- Saturday.  Jacob Weisbarth, aged 34 years, died at his home, 309 East Second Street, at 9 o'clock last evening.  The deceased had been seriously suffering only a few days with pneumonia and his death will be quite a surprise to some of his friends, who were of the opinion that he was not dangerously ill.  He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his death.  The funeral will be held at 1:30 tomorrow, Rev. Magenhann officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 28]

Weiser, Allen -- Sunday.  Word was received in this city last evening that Allen Weiser, an old gentleman residing in Cass Township, died yesterday in Hancock County.  Mr. Weiser several days ago left for that county to visit a sister, became sick and suddenly died.  The remains will be brought to this county.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 February 1892]

Weiser, John B. -- DIED -- On Monday, December 26th., 1870, JOHN B. WEISER, aged about 26 years.  The subject of this notice was the unfortunate victim of the lamp explosion, noticed last week.  Mr. Weiser within the past few years became a member of the Lutheran Church, and gave abundant evidence that he was the subject of a sincere change of heart, having lived a consistent Christian life.  A sermon was preached upon the necessity and importance of constant preparation for death.  His funeral was largely attended.  [Shelby Independent News:  05 January 1871, Vol. 3, No. 10]

Weiser, Mrs. Adam -- Word was received at Shelby yesterday morning that Mrs. Adam Weiser had died at Fostoria, whither she had gone on a visit.  Mrs. W. had been afflicted by a cancerous growth in one of her eyes, and the eye and tumor had been successfully removed last spring, but of late the cancer returned and it is supposed caused her death.  Mrs. W. was one of the pioneers of Richland County and was highly respected.  The remains will be brought to her home at Shelby today and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at London Lutheran Church, to which denomination the deceased belonged.  Mrs. Weiser formerly lived in the adjoining township of Cass and was, a near neighbor of Jacob Sheeley, who died on the same day and whose funeral will also take place tomorrow at London Church.  Both were well known pioneer residents of Richland County.   --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 July 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 8]

Weiskotten, Eliza -- A telegram was received here this morning by Mrs. Harry Saiter from Miss Eda Weiskotten announcing the death at Cleveland this morning of Miss Eliza Weiskotten, a well known teacher of German in the Mansfield public schools.  Particulars of Miss Weiskotten's demise were not given and the news of the death comes as a very painful surprise to her many friends here.  The death occurred at a Cleveland hospital, where Miss Weiskotten had gone to have an operation performed for a tumor.  She was highly respected by all with whom she was associated and in her school work will be greatly missed for she was a very capable teacher.  She leaves four sisters, Mrs. C.F. Fleck, of Troy, N.Y.;  Mrs. F.B. Reese, Miss Sophia Weiskotten, of Cleveland, and Miss Eda Weiskotten, of Johnston, Pa.;  and three brothers, Robert Weiskotten, of Springfield;  the Rev. C.P. Weiskotten, of Philadelphia, and the Rev. T.F. Weiskotten, of North Lima.  Miss Weiskotten's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Weiskotten, died March 17 last at the home of her daughter;  Mrs. Reese, at Cleveland.  the remains of Miss Weiskotten will likely be brought here for burial.  [Mansfield News: 20 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 145]

Weiskotten, Robert -- Robert Weiskotten died at his home on West First Street at 1:30 this morning of congestion of the bowels.  He had been sick for some time and his death was not unexpected.  Mr. Weiskotten was one of the oldest residents of this city.  He was born in Ebberfelt, Prussia, on February 15, 1821, and came to this country in the spring of 1848 and located in this city.  He was in the shoe business for a number of years and was burned out five times.  Mr. Weiskotten was married to Miss Elizabeth Bosscher in 1852 and eight children were the result of the union, all of whom survive him.  The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon from his late residence, Rev. Buesser officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 22]

Weiter, Margaretta -- d. 5/24/1868 at Mansfield;  70y, 5m, 21d;  b. Pennsylvania;  white;  cause:  general weakness;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Welch, A.C.

Welch, E.C. -- bur. 10/28/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  64y;  res.  Spring Mills   [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Welch, Hannah -- LUCAS -- Died -- At the residence in this village, after a rather brief illness, of heart disease, Mrs. Hannah Welch.  The deceased had long since been an honored resident of this village, and it is with a feeling of pain and regret that we are called upon to record the death of one so beloved by all.  The funeral which was conducted at the Lutheran church on Friday, the 5th. inst., by Rev. Harford, of Perrysville, was largely attended, the remains being interred in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.  "Peaceful be thy silent slumber."  [Ohio Liberal:  10 September 1884, Vol. 12, No. 22]

Welch, J.H. -- J.H. Welch, formerly a resident of this city, and road master of the Eastern Division of the Nypano, died at his residence in Akron, Saturday afternoon of intermittent fever at the age of about 34.  Messrs. A.B. Dittenhoefer, Pat. Haggerty and quite a number of his friends in this city will attend the funeral which will take place at 9:00 Monday morning.  [Mansfield Herald:  24 October 1889, Vol. 39, No. 49]

Welch, Jeanette (Wilson) -- Wednesday.  Mrs. Jeanette Welch, aged 84 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Wentz, at Spring Mills last night.  The deceased was the grandmother of Mrs. J.P. Seward.  She was born Jan. 2, 1811, at Fairfield, Conn., removed with her father, Gen. Wilson, to Shelby in 1818, and later was married to John Welch.  The funeral will occur from the residence of her daughter April 4, at 10 o'clock a.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 47]

Welch, Margaret -- Age 50, Thursday the 31st. ult., died.  [ Mansfield Gazette:  05 August 1824 .  From Abstracts of Richland County , Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825.  Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

Welch, Mrs. Alex. -- Thursday.  Mrs. Welch, wife of the late Alex. Welch, died on Tuesday evening at her home at Spring Mills.  The funeral takes place tomorrow at 1 o'clock p.m.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.  The deceased was a sister of Prof. John Simpson, of this city.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 December 1892]

Welch, Mrs. Joseph -- Mrs. Joseph Welch died of lung fever at her residence near Spring Mills on Thursday of last week, aged sixty-four years.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 March 1877]

Welch, Peter -- Tuesday.  Peter Welch, colored, died at the Infirmary, yesterday, aged 72.  He had only been in the Infirmary about a week.  [Richland Shield & Banner: 08 November 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 25]

Welch, W.V. -- PLYMOUTH -- W.V. Welch, formerly a resident of this town, but later of Norwalk, died at Mt. Tabor, Ore., Apr. 4. He had gone to Oregon to visit a son, but took cold which resulted in pneumonia. He was 89 years old.  David Welch of Montour, Ia., and Charles Welch of Mt. Tabor, Ore., were in Plymouth Tuesday, the guests of F.D. Gunsaullus. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 25 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 50]

Weldon, James -- James Weldon, an aged and highly esteemed citizen of Mansfield, died on February 20th., in the 76th. year of his age.  He has resided in Mansfield since 1810.  [Shelby Independent News:  22 February 1872, Vol. 4, No. 17]

Weldon, John -- John Weldon was born in Beezontown, Washington county, Pa., in the year 1796.  In the year 1810 his parents, in company with the family of Samuel Hill, emigrated to Richland county, Ohio, and located in Mansfield, which was then only a small village of about eight families.  Of these original settlers none are now living.  During their journey they had to endure many privations and were compelled to cut their way through the forest from Greentown to Mansfield, O.  He served as a soldier in the war of 1812.  About the year 1821 the deceased was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Hale, of Madison township.  About the year 1832 he moved with his family to the village of Petersburg, now in Ashland county.  After residing there for about two years he moved to Olivesburg, living there about one year.  He then removed to Rome, this county, residing there but a short time, then moved to Ripley, Huron County, where he resided for thirty years, making many friends and no enemies.  During this time he lost by death his wife and six children, leaving but a son and daughter to mourn his loss;  the son living in California and the daughter in Iowa.  The family circle being thus broken up, he removed to Shiloh, where he lived pleasantly among his friends for about eight years to the date of his demise, April 3, 1877, aged 81 years.  He lived to a good old age, without a blemish on his character, beloved and respected by all who knew him.  May his noble example serve to strengthen us and exert a strong influence over us in this life, so when the time comes for our departure we shall be as willing and as well prepared to go to that better and brighter world as our Uncle John.  the deceased was also a member of the Masonic Fraternity, under whose auspices the funeral service were conducted.  He was received in Mansfield Lodge, No. 35, in the year 1818;  he was a charter member of Richland Lodge, No. 201 at Plymouth, Ohio -- was the oldest Mason in the county, and one of the oldest in the State.  A member in good standing during the early years of his Masonic life, he often went eight or nine miles on foot and alone to attend lodge.  He was followed to the grave by the members of the Richland, Mansfield, Shelby and New London Lodges, and many relatives and friends.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 April 1877]

Weldon, Mrs. J.F. -- Saturday -- Mrs. J.F. Weldon died at her home on West Fourth Street at 3:50 p.m. today. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the residence. She was 38 years of age. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 29 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 42]

Weldon, William H. -- d. 12/11/1868 at Mansfield;  29y;  b. Mansfield;  banker;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Philadelphia  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]  *corrected name said to be William H. Weldon, originally recorded as William W. Weldon

Wellborn, Wiley -- 50Y;  d. 10/22/1955 at Madison Hosp. (DOA - heart attack);  Mansfield resident 1936-1955;  b. at Gerrod, AL;  h/o Delta  [MNJ 10/23/1955]

Wellen, Gertrude -- 75Y;  d. 8/3/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 12/24/1878 at Germany;  Came to America at 6 weeks old  [Mansfield News Journal:  03 August 1954]

Weller, George W. -- d:  9/22/1957 at home, Mansfield;  Native of Hyndman, Pa.;  Moved to Mansfield in 1923;  h/o Mary Y. Muir.  [MNJ 9/23/1957]

Welling, ---- -- Thursday afternoon, a son of George Welling, of Shiloh, while jumping on and off a freight train, had one leg cut off, and died at 4:00 Friday morning.  The boy was aged 9 years.  [Mansfield Herald:  03 October 1889, Vol. 39, No. 46]

Wells, ---- -- Shelby.  One of the twin babies of Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Wells, died last week of cholera infantum, aged four months.  The burial took place at Vermillion.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  26 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 71]

Wells, Alice -- Died, March 4th., 1875 of congestion of the stomach, Alice, wife of Michael Wells, in the 23d. year of her age.  The last few months of her life were those of lingering illness, although cheerful and patient she seemed submissive to the will of her Heavenly Father.  She united herself with the Baptist church of Harmony, nearly four years ago, during which time she has lived a devoted Christian.  She leaves a devoted husband and a large circle of friends to mourn her departure.  <<>>  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 March 1875]

Wells, Clarence M. -- 72Y;  Died at home (southwest of Darlington):  h/o Edna  [see full obituary in Mansfield News Journal:  08 June 1956]

Wells, Elizabeth -- Monday.  Mrs. Elizabeth Wells, aged 63 years, died at her home, eight miles east of the city, yesterday afternoon.  She leaves a husband and the following children:  Mrs. Charles Cotter, Mrs. George Hout and Reid Wells, of this city;  a son in St. Louis, and one in Akron, and one daughter at the family home.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment in the Milton Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner: 24 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 45]

Wells, Harold Emmet -- Harold Emmet Wells, son of Harry Wells, an Erie Brakeman, died Friday morning of appendicitis at the Galion (OH) hospital at the age of 13 years.  The boy's mother died four years ago.  The funeral will be Sunday afternoon at the English Lutheran church.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  15 May 1909]

Wells, Howard – (Madison Twp.) Funeral services for Howard Wells, 83, of235 Bowland Rd., who died Monday evening in Mansfield General Hospital after a brief illness, will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors conducted by the Rev. Elizabeth M. Schewd with the First Christian Church.  Burial will be in the Caesarea Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Transcribed by K. Stentzel. [Mansfield News Journal: 11 Feb 1981, p.7]


Wells, Maria
-- Miss Maria A. Wells died at the home of James Fahs, No. 84 McPherson Street, March 25, at 8 a.m. 
[Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 25]

Wells, Richard -- Richard Wells, a brakeman on the B. & O. Railroad, residing in Somerset, Ohio, while coming into this city Saturday morning last, fell between the cars and was instantly killed.  The remains presented a horrible sight, the head was nearly severed from the body, and his arms and legs badly crushed.  His remains were sent to Somerset on the 10:40 a.m. train.  Coroner Erwin held an inquest on the body, which resulted in a verdict of accidental death.  [Ohio Liberal:  31 July 1878]

Welsh, Peter -- Peter Welsh, colored, who formerly made his home with Mrs. Courtright, died at the infirmary Monday at the age of 72.  He had been taken there about two weeks ago and would eat scarcely anything since.  [Mansfield Herald:  06 November 1890, Vol. 40, No. 51]

Welter, Nicholas -- Saturday.  Nicholas Welter, aged 62 years, died of la grippe at 3 a.m. today, at his home, five miles north of the city.  Interment Monday at Amoy.  [Richland Shield & Banner: 13 February 1892, Vol. LXXIV, No. 38]

Welty, Christian
-- Christian Welty, aged 89 years, four months and eleven days, died at his home in Lucas, Saturday, at 12:30 p.m., after a few weeks' illness with general debility.  The funeral was held on Monday at 12:30 from his late residence and interment was made in the St. John's cemetery.  Deceased, who was a half brother of Jacob Farst, of near Bunker Hill, was born in Washington County, near Hagerstown, Md., in 1814.  Came to Ohio and settled in Monroe township in 1837.  He was married to Mary Crawford in 1840, to which union five children were born, four sons and one daughter.  Two sons sacrificed their lives during the rebellion and two survive.  The sons are:  James, of near Lucas, and Cary, of Wooster, and Mrs. D.F. Tucker, of near Lucas, is the surviving daughter.  Mr. Welty was twice married, the second time to Mrs. Emily McCollough, who still survives.  [Bellville Messenger:  04 September 1903, Vol. XI, No. 35]
 

Welty, Christian -- DEATH.  Christian Welty, one of Lucas’s pioneer settlers, died at his home in that village this noon, from diseases incidental to old age.  The funeral services will be held from his late home Monday at 12 o’clock.  The interment will be at St. John’s cemetery immediately after the funeral.  Mr. Welty was one of the best known pioneers of this section of Ohio, being born in this county 87 years ago.  He owns two large farms near Lucas which he worked himself.  He was a carpenter by trade and for years he was actively engaged in contracting, doing a great deal of the work in that neighborhood.  He was a justice of the peace in Monroe Township, for many years, until old age compelled him to retire.  He was interested in the Mansfield Savings Bank and was a member of the board of directors.  He was a member of the Lutheran church at Lucas.  Mr. Welty was married twice, his first wife, who was a Miss Crawford, of Monroe Township, bore him five children.  The two older boys however, died while serving in the war of the Rebellion.  The following children and his present wife, whom he married about fifteen years ago, survive him: James Welty, of Monroe township, Carey Welty, of Wooster, and Mrs. Frank Tucker, of Monroe Township.  Miss Florence Welty, of this city, official court stenographer, is a granddaughter.  – as reprinted from Saturday’s (Mansfield) Shield.  [Butler Times:  05 September 1903, Vol. XI, No. 6]

Welty, Curtiss J. -- 84Y;  Died at home (Mansfield): Born at Jerry City, O., 3/17/1874;  Mason w/ Venus Lodge 152;  h/o Gretta Andrews  [MNJ 5/13/1958]

Welty, Henry G. -- Henry G. Welty was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 26, 1823 and died at Mansfield, Ohio, August 26, 1892.  The funeral services will be held from his late residence, No. 146 North Main Street, on Sunday, August 28, at 3 o'clock p.m., under the auspices of the G.A.R., of which organization he was long an honored member.  Mr. Welty responded early to the call of his country, and in July, 1861, enlisted in the 32d. Regiment O.V.V.I., organized and commanded by Col. Thomas H. Ford, and continued a member of this regiment until broken in health, when he was discharged on a surgeon's certificate of disability.  While in the 32d. Regiment, O.V.V.I., he was a member of Company D, organized and commanded by Capt. H.B. Rowland, and belonged to a "mess" of eleven well known soldiers from Mansfield, among whom were such well known citizens as John Nail and P.P. Ford, and tell of this mess survive him.  Returning home from this regiment he recuperated his shattered health and in August, 1862, he again responded to the call of his country and enlisted in company I, 120th. Regiment, O.V.V.I., commanded by Captain Au, and remained in this company until completely broken in health, he was again discharged on a surgeon's certificate of disability.  He joined the G.A.R. in March, 1883, and continued his membership up to the time of his death.  Such is a brief resume of the military service of one of Mansfield's well known citizens.  In his day and generation he did all in his power to preserve the unity of the Republic, and will long be remembered as one of his country's brave defenders in its hour of greatest peril and greatest need.  He was elected and re-elected to the office of constable of this township, in which position he served acceptably for many years.  He leaves a devoted wife and four children, who have the sympathy of the community.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 September 1892]

Welty, J. Dwight -- 69Y;  d. 5/1955 at Cleveland;  b. 8/7/1885 at Monroe Twp., Richland Co.  [MNJ 5/26/1955]

Welty, Mary A. -- Butler.  Mary A. Welty, wife of Carey Welty, died at her home at Wooster, Friday.  They formerly resided near Lucas.  Interment at St. John's Monday.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  06 July 1906, Vol. 14, No. 23]

Wendling, Ethel Johns -- 51Y;  d. 10/1/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 11/3/1903 at Mansfield; w/o James W.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 10/1/1955]

Wendling, Henry Sr. -- Henry Wendling Sr., a former resident of Mansfield, died Friday night at 9:00 of pneumonia at his home in Columbus.  The body will be brought to this city for burial, arriving Sunday afternoon at 12:22 on the B.&O.  Mr. Wendling was born in Germany 65 years ago and came to his country when a boy.  For a number of years he lived in Ashland, afterward removing to this city.  Nine years ago he removed to Columbus, which has been his home ever since.  He leaves a wife, two sons and four daughters.  The sons are Henry P. Wendling of this city and Julius Wendling of Columbus.  And the daughters are Mrs. H. Kauffman and Miss Minnie Wendling of Columbus, Mrs. Charles Knapp of Shelby and Mrs. Mary McCombs of this city.  Funeral services Monday afternoon at 2:00 at the home of Henry P. Wendling, 32 West Arch streeet, conducted by the Rev. Dr. D.J. Meese of the Presbyterian church.  Services and interment private.  [Mansfield News:  12 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 190]

Wendling, Margaret -- 62Y;  d. 1/19/1955 at Marymount Hosp., Garfield Heights, Cleveland, OH;  b. 8/27/1892 at Austria-Hungary;  wid/o John;  Catholic  [MNJ 1/19/1955]

Wensinger, Magdeline -- DIED -- At her residence in the German Settlement, Sept. 17th., Mrs. MAGDELINE WENSINGER, aged 91 years, 11 months and 22 days. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 04 October 1883, Vol. 33, No. 45]

Wenslick, Catherine "Katy" (Denk) -- Mrs. Katy Wenslick, who for several weeks past has been steadily declining in health passed into the life beyond at her home on Broadway at an early hour Thursday morning, aged 76 years, 9 months and 16 days, the only near of kin residing hereabout who survives her, being her grandson, Fred. Wenslick, who resides with his mother at Shelby. Funeral services will be held from St. Joseph's Catholic Church this (Saturday) morning at 10 o'clock.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  29 August 1914, Vol. 61, No. 41]

Wenslick, Catherine "Katy" (Denk) -- Catherine Denk was born at Breman, Germany, Dec. 25, 1838, and died at her home in Plymouth, Ohio, Aug. 27, 1914, aged 76 years.  At the age of 20 years she was united in marriage to John Wenslick.  To this union five children were born, two sons and two daughters dying in infancy.  After the death of the children they decided to come to America and settled for a  time at New Washington, after which they moved to Plymouth, living several years in the country, later moving into town where they made their home.  The husband was taken by death in 1900, and Andrew, the son, a year ago.  Mrs. Wenslick was well known to everyone in the village.  Fred, the grandson, is the only relative.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  05 September 1914, Vol. 61, No. 42]  CARDTo the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us and extended their sympathy in the time of sickness and death, we desire to express our sincere thanks;  also for the floral offerings.  We will always feel grateful.  -- Mrs. Ella Wenslick and Son.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  05 September 1914, Vol. 61, No. 42]

Wentland, Mary Belle Pool

Wentland, Minnie Belsfelt -- 79Y;  d. 8/19/1955 at Eustis, FL;  former Mansfield and Shelby resident;  wid/o Charles;  bur. Mansfield Memorial Park  [MNJ 8/20/1955 & MNJ 8/23/1955]

Wentland, Ova Pearl Crunkilton

Wentland, Vivian -- 54Y;  d. /4/1954 at home, Mansfield;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  06 June 1954]

Wentland, Vivian -- 54Y;  d. 6/4/1954 at home, Mansfield;  b. 5/22/1900 at Lima, OH;  w/o Lawrence   [Mansfield News Journal:  05 June 1954]

Wentz, ---- -- The mother of Mr. Peter Wentz died at Blain, Pa., on Sept. 30th., in the 73d. year of her age.  [Shelby Independent News:  12 October 1876, Vol. 8, No. 51]

Wentz, Caroline -- bur. 5/5/1877 at Mansfield Cem.;  23y, 1m, 22d;  cause:  inflammation of the bowels  [Ohio Liberal:  06 June 1877]

Wentz, Charles -- DIED, at 10 p.m., June 15, Mrs. Charles Wentz, aged about 32 years.  Funeral at 2 p.m. June 17, from the residence, No. 52 South Sugar Street.  The deceased never recovered from a confinement.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  23 June 1887, Vol. 3, No. 30]
 

Wentz, Clyde -- Shelby -- Clyde "Ted" Wentz, 83, of 51 Third St., died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in Shelby Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Barkdull Funeral Home. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. [Mansfield News Journal: 1 September 1988.]

Wentz, Henry -- Friday.  Henry, the nine-years-old son of Henry Wentz, died yesterday.  The funeral will be conducted by Rev. Buesser from the residence, No. 211 South Adams Street, at 2 o'clcok Saturday afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 November 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 27]

Wentz, Katherine Ulrich -- w/o Valentine;  d:  9/22/1957 at Madison Hosp., Mansfield;  b:  10/21/1883 in Yugoslavia;  bur:  Mansfield Cemetery  [MNJ 9/23/1957]

Wentz, Herman W. -- WENTZ, HERMAN W. 68, of Lexington Ave., died Saturday at General Hospital after a brief illness. Born May 4, 1891 at Mansfield where he spent his entire life. He was a retired Auto Dealer. Surviving are his wife, Mayme; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph P. Lesch; 3 grandsons, James, Thomas, and Richard and a granddaughter, Karen Lesch, a brother, Albert G. Wentz, a sister, Mrs Charlotte Walter, 5 nephews and 1 niece. Services from St. Peters Catholic Church Tuesday at 9 a.m. conducted by Msgr. James F. Hebbeier. Burial in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at Wappner Funeral Home this evening at 8 o'clock.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  January, 1960]

Wentz, Lizzie -- DIED, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m., Lizzie, daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Wentz, aged thirty-two years and four days.  Funeral Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  03 November 1887, Vol. 3, No. 51]

Wentz, Margaret -- d. 5/16/1870 at Shelby;  4y, 7m, 15d;  b. at Shelby;  res. Sharon Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wentz, Mary E. -- 64Y;  w/o Charles;  d. 7/25/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 6/11/1890 at Mansfield;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 7/26/1954]

Wentz, Mayme E. -- Mrs. Wentz -- Mrs. Mayme E. Wentz, 81, of 564 Lexington Ave., widow of Herman W. Wentz, died Wednesday morning in the Mansfield General Hospital following an illness of two days.  She was born March 25, 1892 in Mansfield, living here all her life. Mrs. Wentz was a member of the First Christian Church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Lillian) Lesh of 461 Beechwood Dr.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Davis of Mansfield and Mrs. Marquerite McGregor of Elyria.  Funeral services will be held in the Wappner Funeral Home Friday at 10 a.m. by her pastor the Rev. William C. Newman. Burial will be in the Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday.  Submitted by Gary.  [Mansfield News Journal:  February, 1974]

Wentz, Mrs. Henry -- DIED, June 25, at the residence of her husband at 74 South Water Street, Mrs. Henry Wentz, aged about 35 years.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  25 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 95]

Wentz, Mrs. Henry -- Wednesday.  Mrs. Henry Wentz, of 74 South Adams Street, died this morning.  Her husband who is a hardworking man, is left with six small children.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 June 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 6]

Wentz, Mrs. Valentine -- Mrs. Valentine Wentz, of 213 East First Street, met with a fatal accident about noon today.  The unfortunate woman had been to the sewage disposal works, east of the city, where her husband was at work and had taken his dinner to him.  In returning to her home she came across the field leading from the disposal works to the Pennsylvania railroad, and started up the track to First Street.  No. 9 on the P.F. was about due and was coming along at the time she stepped upon the track.  Engineer Darby, who was at the throttle, saw Mrs. Wentz as soon as she got on the track and blew the whistle.  She seemed to pay no attention to this and he blew it a second time and several times after, but to no avail.  He reversed the engine, but before the passenger was brought to a standstill it had struck the woman and hurled her to the side of the track.  The engineer states that the last time he blew the whistle, Mrs. Wentz took notice and turned her head about half way around but seemed so frightened that she was unable to move.  The train was soon stopped and the dead woman was brought to the Pennsylvania baggage room and Dr. Bushnell was summoned.  An examination was made and it was found that her neck and back were broken and that she was deeply cut at several places on her body.  Her right leg was also crushed and a scalp wound inflicted on the left side of her head.  She had been warned several times about going along the railroad tracks, in returning from the disposal works, and especially with reference to walking on the ties as she was accustomed to do.  At the time she was killed she carried a large umbrella and it is thought that this served to deaden the sound of the train.  The body was afterwards removed to the undertaking establishment of Wappner Bros., on South Park Street, where is was prepared for burial and then taken to the Wentz home on East First street.  Mrs. Wentz was about sixty years of age and has been married twice.  Her first husband was John Growmiller and she was the mother of two children, a son and a daughter.  The daughter died about three years ago and her son, Philip Growmiller, lives in Cleveland.  She was born in Alsace, France, and has lived in the country about thirty-five years.  After the death of her first husband she was married to Valentine Wentz, with whom she has lived until her death.  [Mansfield News:  01 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 129] *An additional article about this death can be found in the 02 August 1901 edition of the Mansfield News.  And an additional notice of this death can be found in the 03 August 1901 edition of Mansfield News.

Wentz, Peter -- Lexington.  The venerable Peter Wentz died Wednesday, aged 75 years.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Thompson officiating.  The deceased left a wife, two sons, Louis and Philip Wentz, and a daughter, Mrs. W. Dickson.  [Mansfield News:  13 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 139]

Wentz, Rebecca

Wentz, Samuel

Wenzesniak, Tillie -- Tillie Wenzesniak, the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Wenzesniak of Spring Grove addition, died last night at 9 o'clock of scarlet fever.  The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 23 May 1905]

Werden, Frank -- Monday.  A body found on Long Island, the 29th. of July, is supposed to be that of Frank Werden, formerly of this city and who has been missing since July 20th.  His home is at Topeka, Kas.  He has relatives in this city.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 14]

Werner, Gotlieb -- DIED, March 29, at his home in Washington Township, Gotlieb Werner, aged 70 years.  Funeral from the German church in Washington [Township], Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 47]

Wert, David

Wertman, Adam -- Adam Wertman, died yesterday about noon, at the General hospital, death being due to influenza.  He was taken to the hospital last Saturday.  The body was taken to Schroer's morgue.  Funeral arrangements have not been made.  Submitted by Lynnea.  [Mansfield Shield:  23 October 1918, p. 3]

Wertman, Daisy -- Monday.  Daisy, the 9-years-old daughter of Daniel Wertman and wife, who live two miles east of the city, died last evening.  The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow forenoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 December 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 32]

Wertman, Daniel D. -- Daniel D. Wertman, an old and well known resident of Madison township died of heart failure at his home on McPherson Street road Tuesday at 12 o'clock noon.  Mr. Wertman was born in West Penn township, Schuylkill County, Pa., June 24, 1848.  With his family, he moved to Ohio in 1879, living in the vicinity of Mansfield ever since.  The deceased leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters to mourn his untimely death.  The children are:  Joel E. of Cleveland; Milton A. of Toledo; Adam C. of Mansfield; Mrs. T. W. Piper of Newark and the Misses Lillian and Mabel.  Mr. Wertman was a life long Lutheran being a member of Mt. Bethel Lutheran church at the time of his death.  The funeral services will be held at the home Friday, at 1 p. m., conducted by the Rev. Mr. Uhl.  Burial in the Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Lynnea.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  23 October 1907, p. 2]

Wertman, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Wertman, widow of Daniel D. Wertman, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. W. Piper, at Newark where she had been visiting for the past three weeks.  She had been in failing health for the past two years with a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Wertman was born July 8, 1851 in Schuylkill county, Pa., and was married May 16, 1869 to Daniel D. Wertman.  Of the ten children born to this couple, five preceded them in death.  Two sons and three daughters survive, Joel E. Wertman and Milton A. Wertman, of Cleveland, Mrs. T. W. Piper of Newark, and Mrs. William Stone and Mrs. Earl Bottomley, of  this city.  Seven grandchildren also survive.  For the past ten years she has been a member of St. Mark's Lutheran church.  The body will be brought to Mansfield for interment, but funeral arrangements have not been completed.  Submitted by:  Lynnea.  [Mansfield Shield:  23 October 1918, p. 3]

Wertz, Henry -- Bert Wertz, a traveling man, was in the city a short time Monday evening enroute to New Castle, Pa.  He had been at Crestline on a peculiar errand.  He had been told while on the road that his father, Henry Wertz, had committed suicide some time before.  He hastened here from the east to find that a Henry Wertz had committed suicide at Crestline sometime ago, but it was a second cousin of his father.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  01 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 55]

Wertz, Marie – Shelby. Miss Marie Wertz, 78, of 44 North Broadway, Shelby, died in the Woodlawn Nursing Home Tuesday morning following a five month illness. Miss Wertz was born in Shelby and had lived here all of her life. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Shelby. She is survived by cousins. Services will be conducted in the Dye Home of J. H. Finefrock & Sons Thursday at 1 p.m. by the pastor of the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie. [Mansfield News Journal: 1 June 1971, Pg. 7]


Wervey, Florence
-- Mansfield---Florence Wervey, 91, of 10 Blymyer Ave. died Tuesday morning at Mansfield Memorial Homes after a short illness.   She was born Sept. 22, 1894, in Mansfield.   She was a former Bookkeeper for the J.C. Penney Co. and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Funeral Mass will be offered by the Rev. Herb Richey at St. Peter's Catholic Church on Thursday at 11 a.m.   Burial will be in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities.   The Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley--typed by Dina--[Mansfield News Journal--Wed., June 25, 1986]

Werznack, Raymond E. -- d. 5/6/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp. - head injuries from a fall at Ringside Night Club  [Mansfield News Journal:  06 May 1954]

Wesley, Grace (Burnham) -- d. 10/1952 at Jamestown, NY;  former Mansfield resident;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield Cem. 10/3/1952]

West, ----

West, ---- -- Butler.  The four-years-old of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. West died Sunday at 5 a.m. from the effects of an attack of meningitis.  The funeral was held Tuesday and services were conducted at the house by Revs. W.O. Scott and D.L. Andrews.  Interment was made in the Butler Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  01 June 1906, Vol. 14, No. 18]

West, Charlotte E.

West, Edith Blanche Rohrer -- Mrs. W.W. Patterson, of East Second Street, has received word of the death of her niece, Mrs. Edith Blanche West, wife of Deputy Auditor Edwin C. West of Frankfort, Ind.  Mrs. West had been ill for the past eight weeks with malaria fever, which developed into typhoid fever.  Mrs. West was born five miles north of Mansfield and was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob H. Rohrer and was 26 years old.  Her marriage to Mr. West occurred Jan. 17 of this year.  Besides her husband, she is survived by parents, one sister and five brothers.  Her uncle, Willis Rohrer, of Shelby, went to Frankfort to attend the funeral.  [Mansfield News:  11 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 189]

West, Flora -- ATTACK FATAL -- Mrs. Flora West Dies in Plymouth From Heart Ailment. -- PLYMOUTH—Mrs. Flora West, 62, native of Plymouth, who operated Tourist Inn here, died Monday at her home following a heart attack. Mrs. West was a member of the Lutheran league here. Surviving are a son, Glenn of Plymouth, and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Lutheran church with Rev. Richard Wolf, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: Tuesday, February 7, 1939, pg 9]

West, Frank -- bur. 6/21/1877 at Mansfield Cem., typhoid pneumonia;  21y, 4m  [Ohio Liberal:  04 July 1877]

West, Joshua -- Friday.  Joshua West, aged 65 years, died at his residence on East Fourth Street at 12:30 o'clock yesterday morning.  The deceased who was a well known resident of the city, had been afflicted with a complication of diseases for several years and his death was not unexpected.  A wife and family of children mourn the death of the husband and father.  Until his health failed Mr. West had been employed as night watchman at the court house.  The funeral will take place from the family residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. H.L. Wiles officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 December 1892]

Westerfield, George W. -- Friday.  The funeral of George W. Westerfield, of Ashland, was held in this city this forenoon under the auspices of Venus Lodge, No. 152, F. and A.M., of which the deceased was a member.  F.J. Bockley and wife, J.F. Ailer, Mrs. G.W. Westerfield, Mrs. Ames, Mrs. Hoyet, B. Swineford and C.A. Wertman, of Ashland, were in attendance.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 November 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 28]

Westfall, Harvy -- DIED -- HARVY WESTFALL -- Born at Beverly, Randolph County, Virginia, May 27, 1796, died at Plymouth, Ohio, August 25, 1869, aged 73 years, 2 months and 27 days.  [Shelby Independent News:  09 September 1869, Vol. 1, No. 44]

Wetrow, John -- d. 5/31/1868 at Mansfield;  55y, 9m, 19d;  b. Jefferson Co., ??;  farmer;  white;  cause:  suicide by hanging;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wettrick, Ada E. -- Ada E. Wettrick, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Wettrick, died at her home at 159 Sturges Avenue, Sunday at 4:00 a.m.  She was a sufferer from a complication of diseases.  Besides her parents she leaves two sisters -- Mrs. Frank Weatrick [sic] and Mary Wettrick, and two brothers -- Louis and Morris.  Funeral services Wednesday morning of 8:30, at St. Peter's Catholic church.  [Mansfield News Journal:  04 March 1912]

Wetz, Harvey -- 53Y;  d. 11/7/1955 at City Hosp., Akron, OH;  Shelby native  [MNJ 11/9/1955]

Wetz, Jacob

Wetz, John

Wetz, Thomas -- Tuesday.  Thos. Wetz died at Shelby this morning of paralysis.  The deceased was 60 years old.  Mr. Wetz was well known here.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 49]

Wetzel, Franklin J. Jr. -- 42Y;  d. 3/10/1954 at Madison Hosp.;  b. 7/12/1911 at Massillon, OH;  Came to Mansfield 35 years ago;  h/o Jennie Schuster  [MNJ 3/11/1954]

Wetzel, Jennie B. -- MANSFIELD - Jennie B. Wetzel, 72 of 856 McPherson St., widow of Franklin  Wetzel Sr., died Saturday night at Mansfield General Hospital after a  six-month illness.  She was born in Mansfield on Feb. 2, 1914 and was a Mansfield resident  all her life.  She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church.  She is survived by one son, Franklin Wetzel Jr., of Mansfield; Three  daughters, Norma Mercado of Houston, Texas,  Charlotte Knecht of Ft  Myers, Fla. and Barbara Dunlap of Perrysville; 14 grandchildren; 17  great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one brother William  Schuster of Mansfield, and one sister Mrs. Gifty Johnson, of Mansfield.  Services will be held Tuesday at 11 am at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral home  by the  Rev. Canon Davis Sipes of the Grace Episcopal Church.  Burial  will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Calling hours at the funeral home  are today from 6 to 9 p.m.  Submitted by:  Joanna.  [Mansfield News Journal:  28 July 1986]

Wetzel, Katherine -- 77Y;  d. 6/6/1955 at Gen. Hosp., Mansfield (heart attack);  life-long Mansfield resident;  b. 12/6/1877 at Mansfield  [MNJ 6/7/1955]

Wetzel, Leah D. (Shaler) -- Bellville.  The following from the Granville Times will be sad news to many readers of the Shield & Banner.  Mrs. Wetzel was formerly Miss Leah Shaler, who for one year was a teacher in the Mansfield schools, and had taught in several school districts in the county.  Her many friends and former pupils in this vicinity are greatly grieved to hear of her early death.  "Died, at her home in Granville, Wednesday morning, March 27, 1889, Mrs. Leah D. Wetzel, wife of Joseph Wetzel, and daughter of David Shaler, in the twenty-fifth year of her age.  The funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian church, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Coming to Granville, only a few months ago, Mrs. Wetzel won many friends by her excellent traits of character and her kindly ways and these will miss her greatly.  The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is with the stricken husband, again called to go down into the dark valley of the shadow.  Words fail at such a time."  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 45]

Wetzel, Marvin Skiner E. -- MANSFIELD.  Marvin Skiner E Wetzel, 76, of 65 Hilltop Road died Saturday  evening in Mansfield General Hospital.  Mr. Wetzel was born Oct. 21, 1912  in Massillon and lived in the Mansfield area most of his life.  He was a  retired 44 years employee of Empire Detroit Steel.  Survivors include two  sons Marvin R and Noel L both of Mansfield seven grandchildren, two  stepsisters Catherine Stutz and Eva Bonecutter both of Mansfield.  He was  preceded in death by his wife Esther Mae Sheriff Wetzel in 1970 and by  two brothers and a sister.  Submitted by Joanna.  [Mansfield News Journal:  10 April 1989]

Weyhmeller, Mary Dorothy -- With the Rev. Chas. W. Cassel, pastor in charge, funeral services for the late Mrs. Mary Dorothy Weyhmeller, who died in the home of her son, Fred J.J. Weyhmeller, South Main Street, last Thursday, were held in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Sunday at 1 p.m.  A quartet composed of the Misses Martha Ritter and Alice Dill, M.O. Leedy and L.M. Garber, sang three hymns.  The pall bearers were L.V. Kochheiser, S.K. Baker, William Black, Charles Spayde, H. Mowry and William Sharp.  Interment was made in the Bellville Cemetery.  Mrs. Weyhmeller was born in Württemberg, Germany, August 7, 1842, and came to America at the age of ten years.  Previous to the last two years living in the home of her son she was a resident of Richland County all her life.  In 1885 she became a member of the Salem Lutheran church afterward becoming a charter member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  In 1865 she became the wife of Jacob Weyhmeller.  The survivors are two sons, Fred of Bellville, and Frank, of Mansfield, a daughter, Mrs. Matilda Schroeder, of Fredericktown, and a sister, Mrs. Martha Gatton, Bellville.  [Richland County Leader: 22 February 1923, Vol. 4, No. 8]

Whalen, ---- --Bellville.  A four-year-old son of Michael Whalen, of Shelby, while at play, fell into the cistern and was drowned in two feet of water.  --  [Bellville Star: 11 June 1885, Vol. 8, No. 37]

Whalen, John

Wharf, Henry. - The funeral of the late Henry Wharf, mention of whose death was made in Tuesday’s News, will be conducted from the late home of the deceased, 11 Sherman avenue, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock by the Rev. S. L. Stewart of the First Methodist church.  Services at the cemetery will be in charge of McLaughlin Post, G.A.R.  Henry Wharf was 63 years old, 3 months and 25 days of age, having been born in this city Aug. 22, 1844.  He was a son of Frederick Wharf, an ex-sheriff of the county.  On July 29, 1862 he enlisted at Mansfield in the One Hundred and Second Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was discharge January 10, 1863 at Bowling Green, Ky., on account of sickness.  He re-enlisted June 20, 1863 at Mansfield in Co. E, Second Ohio Heavy Artillery and was discharged Aug. 23, 1865, in Nashville, Tenn., under general order No. 94 of the war department, the war having been then at an end.  He was a member of McLaughlin Post, G.A.R. and had been a member of the First Methodist church for the past thirty years.  He is survived by his wife and two children, Frederick H. Wharf and Mrs. W. G. Cappeller.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News:  Wednesday, December 18, 1907]

Wharf, William -- William Wharf died last Friday morning at the residence of Phil. Goodwin, of dropsy, aged 36 years.  The Blues, under Capt. Bell, followed his remains to the cemetery on Saturday afternoon at 3½ o'clock.  [Ohio Liberal: 28 August 1878]

Wharf, William -- bur. 8/23/1878 at Mansfield Cem., dropsy;  36y, 2m, 21d   [Ohio Liberal:  04 September 1878]

Wharton, Addie -- Bellville.  Addie, wife of B.J. Wharton, died Saturday evening after a protracted illness, aged nearly 33 years.  Eld. Stone conducted a funeral service at her late residence on Monday, at half past 10 o'clock.  --  [Bellville Star:  18 March 1886, Vol. 9, No. 25]

Wharton, J.R. -- bur. 6/2/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  50y  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Wharton, Joanna R. -- Died, in this city, on Wednesday, June 2d., 1875, Mrs. Joanna R. Wharton, wife of James E. Wharton, aged 59 years.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 June 1875]

Wharton, Mrs. Col. J.E.

Wharton, Susan -- Mrs. Susan Wharton, relict of Samuel Wharton, died at the home of her son, William, south east of North Liberty, where she suffered a five weeks’ run of typhoid fever.  She was in her 75th. year.  “Grandma” as she was known to everyone was born in Knox Co., but spent most of her life in Butler and vicinity.  She is survived by four sons, her husband and one son having died some years ago.  [Butler Times:  20 August 1910, Vol. XVI, No. 40]

Whatman, Mrs. Freeman -- Shelby-- Mrs. Freeman Whatman, 61, a resident of 172 Broadway, Shelby, died today at Cleveland Clinic Hospital following an extended illness.  A native of Mt. Pleasant, Pa., she spent almost her entire life in Shelby.  Survivors include her husband; four sons, William and Charles Lysinger,  both of Shelby, Richard Lysinger of Toledo, and Jack Lysinger who is in the Air Force; one sister, Mrs. Ralph Puchta of Carey; her father, Clyde Furney of Shelby; and 13 grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby.  Submitted by April.  [Mansfield New-Journal:  15 March 1968]

Whearham, Sarah -- *see also:  Sarah Wareham

Wheatcraft, ---- -- Butler.  The four weeks old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wheatcraft died Saturday and was buried Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Bunker Hill cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  28 May 1903, Vol. 11, No. 21]

Wheatcraft, Mary Alice -- BUTLER -- Mary Alice Wheatcraft, wife of Ulysses Wheatcraft, died about 4:30 Thursday morning, December 8, 1921, at the home of her son Edward, east of town, aged 70 years, five months and 26 days, after an illness of six months with cancer of the stomach.  She is survived by her husband, two sons, Edward of Butler, and Simeon of Galion, and one daughter, Mrs. James McCellan, of Butler.  Burial was Saturday afternoon at Bunker Hill.  Services conducted by Rev. E.L. Zachman.  [Richland County Leader:  16 December 1921, Vol. 3, No. 1]

Wheatley, Arthur W. Sr. -- 84Y;  d. 1/4/1955 at Harry D. Wheatley home, Indianapolis, IN;  b. 10/12/1870 at England;  Came to Mansfield in 1941;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 1/5/1955]

Wheeler, ---- -- bur. 12/12/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  1d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Wheeler, ---- -- Newville.  The second child of Henry and Ida Wheeler was buried last Friday, Rev. Gay conducting the funeral services.  --  [Bellville Star:  27 September 1883, Vol. 6, No. 52]

Wheeler, ---- -- Woodville.  Died, July 30th., infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Cyrus Wheeler, of cholera infantum, aged 10 weeks.  funeral on Friday following, Rev. R.T. Stevenson officiating.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 12]

Wheeler, Fred -- FOUND DEAD ON STREETS OF PLYMOUTH -- Fred Wheeler, a farm hand, Meets a Violent Death, Probably from Accident -- PLYMOUTH, Oct. 21 -- The unconscious form of Fred Wheeler, a farm hand, about 45 years of age, was found on Plymouth street about two blocks south of the public square, Sunday morning about 7:00.  He was a horrible sight when first seen.  The right ear was partially torn away and a bad gash cut on the temple and his head was lying in a pool of blood over a foot in diameter.  Dr. Garber, who lives near by, was called and made a hasty examination of the body and pronounced him in a critical condition.  Marshal Conklin was notified and he was conveyed to the home of his sister, Mrs. Hiram Willett, south of town.  Everything possible was done to revive him, but at 6:00 Sunday evening he passed away, never regaining consciousness.  He was seen early Saturday evening under the influence of liquor and was advised by several parties to go home, but it seems he died not do so.  Sometime after midnight considerable talking was engaged in by a number of persons where the body was found and one person was heard to tell another to get up, you ------------ -----------, then as though he could not or would not do so, the other party exclaimed:  "Well, lay there and died -----."  Whether he was intoxicated and fell from a buggy and met his death that way, or whether the poor fellow wandered up that way and was knocked down by a team and run over, is not known.  His injuries were evidently caused by a horse's foot striking him on the right temple and fracturing his skull.  The authorities are trying to find out who was with him, but are unable to locate anyone as yet.  Coroner Bushnell was informed and came up Sunday evening and viewed the remains and agreed with Dr. Garber that the death was purely accidental.   Mr. Wheeler came of a large family of children, only one of whom lives here, another sister living some place in the west, is here also.  The funeral will probably be held Tuesday from the home of his sister, Mrs. Hiram Willett.  Coroner Bushnell stated to the NEWS this afternoon that he had not yet made his report on the cause of the death and would not do so until two men, who it is learned were in the vicinity at the time, have been examined.  The marshal of Plymouth will visit them this afternoon to learn what they know of the affair.  The coroner thinks it probable that Wheeler was intoxicated and fell out of a buggy or was struck by a horse which ran over him, or that he lay down in the road and was run over by men who were racing their horses.  It is possible, however, the coroner thinks that Wheeler may have been assaulted first and left lying in the road where he was run over by a team, the injuries on his head being such as would be made by the shoe of a horse.  The matter will be thoroughly investigated.  [Mansfield News:  20 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 197]

Wheeler, Mrs. -- Newville.  Mrs. Wheeler, of Newville, died last Friday evening very suddenly.  She was the mother of ten children and was a woman well liked by all who were acquainted with her.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. West, of Perrysville, and her remains were laid to rest in the Newville Cemetery.  The funeral was largely attended.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 January 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 34]

Wheeler, Mrs. C.A. -- Word was received here about 8:30 Wednesday evening by telephone from Chicago Junction announcing the death of Mrs. A.C. Wheeler, which occurred quite suddenly at her home in the above place early in the evening.  The deceased for a long number of years was a resident of Plymouth, removing to Chicago Junction about five years ago.  She is survived by her husband and one daughter.  Funeral will be held from the church at Steuben, Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  Friends wishing to attend the funeral from Plymouth will take the northbound 2:15 car.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  26 September 1914, Vol. 61, No. 45]

Wheeler, Mrs. Isaac -- Mrs. Isaac Wheeler died at her home three miles west of Shelby Saturday morning of a stroke of apoplexy, at the age of about 65.  [Mansfield Herald:  28 November 1889, Vol. 40, No. 2]

Wheeler, Martha -- Shelby.  Mrs. Martha Wheeler, wife of Isaac Wheeler, a well known citizen of near Shelby, died on Friday morning.  Her funeral will take place on Sunday morning.  Mr. Wheeler has been a successful farmer, connected with the First National Bank and treasurer of the Buckeye Insurance Company since its organization.  The deceased was the mother-in-law of S.F. Stambaugh, secretary of the Buckeye.  She was a very estimable lady.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 28]

Wheelock, Elizabeth -- 57Y;  d. 3/21/1955 at Univ. Hosp., Iowa City, IA  [MNJ 3/22/1955]

Whellier, Jennie -- Wednesday.  The SHIELD has been requested to announce the death of little Jennie Whellier, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Whellier, of Salem, O.  she died on September 22nd., of diphtheria, aged eight years, five months and six days.  The family formerly lived here.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 October 1892]

Wherry, David -- Sunday.  The remains of David Wherry, who died at Cleveland Friday, were interred in the Shelby Cemetery yesterday afternoon.  The deceased was the father of Mrs. Dr. J.C. Anderson and was well known in this locality.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 February 1893]

Wherry, James C. -- d. 10/18/1867 at Shelby;  24y, 11m, 20d;  b. Washington, Pa.;  student;  s/o David & E. Jane Wherry;  white;  cause:  illegible;  res.  Shelby  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wherry, James Reed -- DIED, At the residence of his Father in Shelby, Ohio, on the 19th. inst., James Reed Wherry, aged 24 years, 10 months and 14 days.  Deceased commenced the study of medicine under Dr. Wm. R. Bricker of this place, in the spring of 1865, for the term of three years;  was a close student, and if spared, would have graduated next April, with honor to himself.  He was a confidential companion, an affectionate, brother, and a dutiful son.  [Shelby Chronicle:  24 October 1867, Vol. 1, No. 34]

Wherry, Samuel -- Monday.  Samuel Wherry died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob Linderman, on Spring Mill Street, at 4 o'clock this morning, from a paralytic stroke sustained yesterday.  Mr. Wherry was 74 years old and leaves three children, Mrs. Jacob Linderman and Ed. Wherry, of this city, and a son who lives in Indiana.  The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the deceased's late home.  Rev. H.L. Wiles will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 December 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 28]

Whetrow, Elizabeth -- Monday.  Mrs. Elizabeth Whetrow, aged 77 years, died at the home of her son-in-law, Councilman George Uhlich, Sunday morning at 6:30 o'clock.  The deceased has been a great sufferer from asthma and other troubles and her death was not unexpected.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. D.W. Smith, officiating.  Mrs. Whetrow was a native of Germany, and a member of the German Lutheran church.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 May 1892]

Whisler, ----

Whisler, Charles H. – Mansfield.  Former Mansfielder Charles H. Whisler, 73, of Tucson, Ariz., died Wednesday morning in Tucson.  He was born July 4, 1910, in Mansfield and lived here until moving to Arizona 11 years ago.  He was employed at the Artesian Industries and was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.  He is survived by his wife, Yolanda; two sons, Gerald and Richard, both of Mansfield;  a daughter, Mrs. Janet Schill of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Irvin and Kenneth, both of Mansfield.  Palms Mortuary in Tucson, Ariz., is in charge of funeral arrangements.  Submitted by Sally.  [Mansfield News Journal:  29 September 1983, p. 7A]

Whisler, Daniel -- d. 3/30/1870 at Franklin Twp.;  3y, 11m, 1d;  b. Franklin Twp.;  white;  cause:  lung fever;  res. Franklin Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Whisler, Frank S. -- Former Resident Dies.  Funeral Services for Frank S. Whisler, 72, were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Shelby Settlement Catholic church.  Rev. N. T. Bouschere, pastor of the church, officiated.  Burial was in the Catholic cemetery  at Crestline.  Mr. Whisler, who resided for a number of years south of Loudonville, died  unexpectedly Saturday morning at his home west of Vernon Junction.  Surviving are his wife, Susan; four sons, Paul, Edward, Ambrose and Raymond of Shelby; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Randall and Mrs. Barbara Miller of Crestline, Mrs. Leona Kurtzman, Mansfield, and Mrs. Louise Gwirtz of near Shelby;  21 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Perl of Canton and Mrs. Cecilia Peters of Barberton.  Those from here who attended the last rites were Mrs. Abbie Allerding, Mr. and Mr. L. J. Allerding, Miss Tess Yuncker, Harry Yuncker, Mrs. Jennie Hildebrand, Mrs. Alice Graf and Mrs. Floyd Powell.  Submitted by Sally.  [Loudonville Times 12/1/1939  page 8, columns 6 and 7]

Whisler, George -- DIED -- In Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio, June 30, 1869, Mr. GEORGE WHISLER, formerly of Shelby, aged 67 years.  [Shelby Independent News:  22 July 1869, Vol. 1, No. 37]

Whisler, Ida -- On Tuesday afternoon Feb. 22nd., when the gates of heaven were opened, Mrs. Ida Wheeler, who was awaiting, stepped quietly in greeted by angels who had preceded her.  Patiently she had borne her affliction and through her pain she smiled to cheer her anxious husband, and quiet the fears of her darling children.  She was the daughter of Mr. Conrad and Mrs. Susie Rinehart and was 29 years and 2 months old.  In girlhood she united with the M.E. church of which she remained an active consistent member to her death.  For the eight years of her married life she fulfilled most faithfully the duties of a wife and mother.  It was a sweet solace to her in her last days that she was cherished by so many sympathizing hearts.  The ministration of those about her bedside were received with a smile and with appreciative thanks.  Though she desired to live for the sake of her family she did not complain but sweetly submitted to the will of God.  Her going gives an attraction to Heaven for those who mourn her loss, such as it never had before.  As we contemplate this death in its circumstances is it not an impressive testimony that trust in Christ is the religion to die by?  What peace, what hope, what victory it gives the departed.  Those silent lips appeal to us to put away all human philosophies, and trust above in him who says "whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die"  He is the good shepherd an whosoever followeth him to him the porter openeth the gate.  The funeral services were conducted at the St. John church by the Rev. Richards and the remains were interred in the St. John Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Star:  10 March 1887, Vol. 10, No. 24]

Whisler, Isaac -- Isaac Whisler, formerly of Franklin Township, but for the past nine years a resident of McGuffey, Hardin County, died at that place Saturday, Dec. 10.  He was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife and three children, yet at home, and several who are married.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  13 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 102]

Whisler, Isaac -- Amoy.  Isaac Whisler, a former resident of this vicinity, died Dec. 10 at the family home at McGuffy, Hardin County.  The funeral was held Tuesday.  The deceased leaves a wife, three married children, and Daniel Whisler, of this county, the only surviving brother, to mourn their loss.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  16 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 103]

Whisler, Jacob -- On Monday morning, August 13th., 1883, on his farm in Franklin Twp., Richland County, JACOB WHISLER, departed this life. Mr. Whisler was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania on the 3d. day of March, 1801, so that he had lived beyond eighty-two years. In his early years he learned the trade of a wagon maker and followed that business, and accumulated a few thousand dollars he came to Ohio and settled in this count, and here he has lived for years. Mr. Whisler was an excellent farmer, hard worker and good manager, and added to his original purchase until his farm numbered about 400 acres. He was thrifty, and his barns, and beautiful farm, to the left of the Old State Road running north from Mansfield have for years afforded a delight to all. As he could spare he purchased very considerable land in the Western country of Ohio, and gave to each of his five sons 350 acres of land, and to each of his four daughters 160 acres of land, while largely assisting them by advancements of money as they established homes for themselves. One by one all left the paternal home, and Mr. Whisler with his good wife were left alone. The wife and mother died, and his involved the necessity of one of the children returning to the home farm. After the death of his wife, Mr. Whisler began to set his house in order for his departure to the better country, and retaining a small farm of some 90 acres, sold the remainder of his lands, stock, farming utensils, and other personal property. For some months back he has been failing and as we before announced on Monday morning last his career ended. For many, many years he was a member of the Dunkard Church, and occasionally expounded the scriptures in their congregation. On Tuesday his remains were laid away in the family burying ground on the old farm. Old friend, farewell. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 16 August 1883, Vol. 33, No. 39]

Whisler, Katie -- AGED WOMAN DIES SUDDENLY AT HOME -- Mrs. Katie Whisler, aged 79 years, widow of Johnathan Whisler, died this morning at 9:45 o'clock at her home, 228 1/2 N. Main street, after a brief illness. She is survived by three sons, Lewis of Cleveland, Edward of Los Angeles, Cal., Fred of Seattle, Wash., and two daughters Mrs. May Whisler of Detroit, and Miss Pearl Whisler of Omaha, Neb. Arrangements for the funeral will not be completed until the arrival of the children. Submitted by Sally. [Mansfield News: 22 January 1924, p. 2]

Whisler, Nicholas -- Nicholas Whisler died at his home in Mansfield April 5, at 11:45 p.m. of dropsy.  Mr. Whisler has been affliced with the disease for some time but his death was somewhat unexpected.  The deceased was 52 years of age, and together with his family moved to the above city several years ago.  Up to that time they had resided on a farm south of Loudonville.  Mrs. Whisler died about 3 years ago.  Six children and a large number of relatives and friends are left to mourn.  The funeral was held at 8 o'clock on Tuesday morning, from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Douglas Baum, on North Water Street,  Rev.H. E.  Boskin officiating.  Interment in the Loudonville Catholic cemetery.  The following relatives were here from a distance in attendance at the funeral:  Mrs. Thos. Gardner of Barberton; Mrs. Sarah Sibla and daughter, Elizabeth; Mrs. Elizabeth Wetzel, and Miss Victoria Witt, of Massillon;  Henry  Hynsen, of Canton; Miss Mayme Royer, of Columbus; Gregory Henley and family, Wm. Peters and wife, Burton Kemp and wife, of Danville; Joseph Peters and family, of Butler.  Submitted by Sally.  [Unknown paper:  11 April 1901]

Whisler, Rachel -- Rachel Whisler was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., March 9, 1834, died October 13, 1874, aged 40 years, 7 months and 4 days.  She was for some years an invalid, but not in a supposed dangerous condition, yet very unexpectedly she was in a moment called away, so sudden was her death.  Mourning friends and sympathizing neighbors followed her to the Sheriff Church, where she was buried with appropriate funeral services.  -- N.H.L.  [Shelby Independent News:  22 October 1874, Vol. 6, No. 52]

Whissemore, Abigail -- Died, on the 3rd. of July, 1866, while on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. John Dougherty, in Mohicanville, Mrs. Abigail Whissemore, consort of Daniel Whissemore, aged 62 years and 11 days.  The deceased was a consistent member of the Disciples' Church, was much respected by all who knew her, and leaves a devoted husband and six children to mourn their loss, two of whom yet reside with the father, at the old and comfortable homestead, one mile from Jeromesville.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 January 1867]

Whistler, Mrs. Nicholas -- Mrs. Nicholas Whistler died suddenly Monday night at her home on North Diamond Street.  She was 53 years of age and leaves a husband and children.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  13 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 41]

Whistler, Samuel -- Ankenytown.  B.E. Litt, wife and daughter, Minnie, Arthur Litt and family, Jackson Bechtel and wife, and O.H. Bechtel attended the funeral of Samuel Whistler, at Butler Friday.  [Richland County Leader:  19 April 1923, Vol. 2, No. 15]

Whitcomb, ---- -- Friday.  An infant child of Mr. & Mrs. John Whitcomb, of West Johns Street, died about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  The interment will take place at Koogle's Cemetery near Mifflin this afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 May 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 51]

Whitcomb, David -- *see Neighborhood News -- Bellville Weekly:  15 September 1876, Vol. V, No. 24

Whitcomb, E.H. – Mansfield. Elsworth H. Whitcomb, 49, of the Richland County Home died Tuesday morning at Mansfield General after a short illness. Born in Mansfield, July 19, 1902 he was an auto body repairman for many years. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Christian Church. He is survived by two nephews, William Zehner, 151 Penn. Ave. and Robert Zehner, 1616 Oxford Ave. and one niece, Mrs. William Wharton, 155 Penn Ave. Friends may call at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William C. Newman officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie. [Mansfield News Journal: 2 February 1972. P. 21]

Whitcomb, Mary F. Blankinship -- MANSFIELD – Mary F. Blankinship Whitcomb, 42, of 1242 Wyandotte Ave., died Thursday evening in Mansfield General Hospital following an extended illness. She was born March 13, 1942, in Bandy, Va., living here since 1961. Mrs. Whitcomb was a former employee of Montgomery Ward, where she worked for 10 years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 47. She is survived by her husband, Robert W.; two step-sons, John F. And Robert R. Whitcomb, both of Mansfield; four brothers, John Blankenship of Galion, Walter and Jay Blankenship, both of Mansfield, and Robert Blankenship of Richmond, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Denzil (Darlious) Bandy, Mrs. Roger (Margaret) Brown and Judy Milligan, all of Mansfield and Mrs. Doris Houchins of Richland, VA. She was preceded in death by one brother. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Brian L. Matevia, pastor of the St. Timothy Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Mifflin. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Gary. [Mansfield News Journal: 13 September 1984]

Whitcomb, Niles D. -- Died, Niles D. Whitcomb, M.D., on Sunday, May 23rd., 1886, aged 63 years and 10 months.  The funeral took place form the house at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, conducted Rev. J.F. Sponseller.  The deceased was born at Cuyahoga Falls, Summit Co., Ohio, July 23d., 1822.  He worked with his father at wagon-making until he commenced the study of medicine, in 1842 under Dr. Tenny, of North Amherst, Ohio.  In 1845 he went with his preceptor to Iowa where he finished his course.  He located with his brother at Palmyra, Knox Co., Ohio, in 1847 and remained there two years.  In June, 1849, he removed to this place and continued the practice of his profession successfully for a number of years.  In 1864 he purchased the Bellville Mills.  He was first married to Mary A. DeShong by whom they had five children, one of whom died in infancy, one at the age of 10 years, and three yet survive and were present, Flora, Lucy and May.  The mother died May 29th., 1860.  He was again married to Mrs. Sarah P. Galleher, daughter of Mr. Alexander Menzie, Oct. 2nd., 1865.  He was stricken with paralysis Jan. 26th., 1885 from which he rallied considerably, but on May 6th. he had a relapse from which time his physical powers gave way.  His calling was to relieve the sick and suffering.  He was a kind and indulgent father and affectionate husband.  --  [Bellville Star:  27 May 1886, Vol. 9, No. 35]

Whitcomb, Samuel F. -- Samuel F. Whitcomb, 53, of Lucas, died Monday evening at his home following an extended illness. He was born May 27, 1940, in Ashland, the son of Samuel Whitcomb Sr. And Catherine Bowman Whitcomb. He had lived in Ashland most of his life. He had retired as a truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Surviving are two brothers, Jack Whitcomb of Germany and Robert Whitcomb of Mansfield; and one sister, Carol Salyer of Ashland. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Zehner Cemetery with the Rev. Robert F. Hall officiating. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors in Mansfield. Submitted by Gibbyray. [Ashland Times Gazette: 27 October 1993]

White, ---- -- d. 8/19/1867 at Richland Co.;  5m, 7d;  b. Richland Co.;  white;  cause:  whooping cough;  res. Olivesburg  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

White, Catherine

White, Dollie -- bur. 12/24/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  83y;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

White, Eliza J. -- d. 8/29/1870 at Worthington Twp., spinal affection;  32y, 7m, 20d;  b. Wayne Co., Ohio;  housekeeping;  res. Worthington Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

White, Clara Almeda -- d. 6/8/1870 at Van Wert, Ohio, spinal affection;  10m, 10d;  b. Weller Twp.;  res. Weller Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

White, Esther A. -- Mrs. Esther A. White, aged 70 years, died Tuesday afternoon in the home of her son, Daniel W. Castor, Mansfield.  She is survived by her husband, John Q. White;  two sons, Daniel Castor and Theodore Castor, of Ashland;  and one daughter, Mrs. George Ervin of Shelby.  Funeral services were conducted in the Christian church of Bellville, Thursday afternoon at 1:30, the Rev. C.D. Secrist officiating, and interment was in the Bellville cemetery.  Mrs. White was a life-long resident of Bellville, having gone to live with her daughter in Shelby the past winter and within the past month she had moved to the home of her son in Mansfield.  She was widely known and much esteemed by her many acquaintances throughout this section.  [Richland County Leader:  06 May 1921, Vol. 2, No. 21]

White, E.J. -- Saturday.  E.J. White, aged 73 years, died at his home, No. 18 Blecker Street, at 3 o'clock this morning.  Mr. White was afflicted with asthma, but his death was unexpected.  The deceased leaves several grown up children.  The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner: 28 February 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 41]

White, Ebenezer -- One by one they are "gathered to the fathers".  The past week chronicled the death of an esteemed citizen, Mr. Ebenezer White, a resident of this place for forty-three years.  He was born near Roxbury, Franklin Co., Pa., Aug. 4, 1808, and at his death, last Friday, was 76 years, 3 months and 24 days old.  Mr. J.P. Widney, of Bellville, was born and reared in the same vicinity and was always in intimate friend of the deceased.  Mr. White was a miller from the time he was a young man.  He came to Knox County in 1837, and secured a position in a mill between Mt. Vernon and Fredericktown, known then as Turner's Mill.  Returning to Pa. in 1840, he came to Bellville in 1841, where he made his home until his death.  He superintended the mill then owned by Mr. Strong, now in possession of Dr. Whitcomb, which position he filled for twenty-five years.  He married Miss Permelia Heath, of this place, May 30, 1814, who preceded him to the eternal world, dying Oct. 27, 1882, after wedded life of thirty-eight years.   Mr. White was a quiet, conscientious man and during the nine weeks of his last illness was a resigned sufferer.  He was buried from his late home on Bell Street, Sabbath afternoon, a large number of citizens being present, showing that a good citizen was gone, and manifesting their sympathy to the two bereaved daughters, Misses Libbie and Rosa White.  Dr. Edwards and wife (a sister of Mrs. White) and Mrs. Rinehart, of Fredericktown, were at the funeral.  Appropriate remarks were made by Rev. B.O. Squier and W.W. Anderson, a choir rendering the music, and all that was mortal of our friend and neighbor was laid to rest in the Bellville Cemetery.  A vacant place is in the home, but a cherished memory dear.  --  [Bellville Star:  04 December 1884, Vol. 8, No. 10]

White, Edna (Grafmiller)

White, Elizabeth

White, Evins Lewis -- Evins Lewis, son of Nathaniel White, died August 9, 1823, aged 1 year, 6 weeks, 3 days.  [ Mansfield Gazette:  14 August 1824 .  From Abstracts of Richland County , Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825.  Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

White, Hannah B. (French) -- Notice of the death on Jan. 28, 1906, of Hannah B. French, of Santa Anna, Cal., of la grippe.  She taught the 2nd. and 3rd. grade of school in Bellville in the years 1860, 1861, 1862.  She was born in Montville, Maine, graduated at the Stone Ladies Seminary, at Mt. Vernon, O., and taught the languages there a year.  She held the position of ladies' principal of Epworth Seminary at Epworth, Iowa, for 9 years.  In 1883, she married Nelson White, who still survives her.  They have lived in Santa Anna, Cal., for 8 years.  Her age was 74 years.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  06 April 1906, Vol. 14, No. 10]

White, Hugh -- d. 3/8/1870 at Weller Twp.;  36y;  b. Pennsylvania;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Weller Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

White, John C. -- Mr. JOHN C. WHITE, aged about 70 years, living six miles east of Plymouth, Huron Co., Ohio, died Friday night of paralysis. His funeral was attended Sunday afternoon by a large concourse of friends. He was a brother of Mr. James White, Mrs. Geo. W. Sheets and Mrs. James H. Craighead of his city. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 16 August 1883, Vol. 33, No. 39]

White, John W. -- John W. White, an old soldier, was found dead in the woods near his home near Adario, Thursday evening.  He was 75 years old and was subject to heart trouble.  Coroner Maglott was called and went to Adario about 10o'clock Friday but up to going to press, he has not returned.  Mr. White has two daughters who have charge of the telephone exchange at Adario.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  09 April 1909]

White, Jonathan -- Butler.  Mrs. Andrew J. Simmons has received word of the death of her uncle, Jonathan White, which occurred a few days ago at Denver, Colo.  Old residents of Butler will remember the deceased, he having resided north of town in his younger days.  Deceased was also an uncle to Mrs. Joseph McCollough.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  30 December 1904, Vol. 12, No. 51]

White, Leo -- Rites Tomorrow. Funeral High Mass for Leo WHITE, 74, of 3 Dewey Ave., who died Saturday morning in Flowers Hospital, Toledo, will be offered by Rev. Thomas MARLBOROUGH at the St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10 a. m. tomorrow. Burial will be in the Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.  The rosary will be recited at the Geiger - Herlihy Funeral Home at 8 p. m. today.    Submitted by Norris.  [Mansfield News Journal:  24 September 1956, p. 3]

White, Margaret (Riggle) -- BELLVILLE -- Mrs. Margaret White died on Wednesday morning at her home on Main Street from bleeding. White swelling of the ankle had severed an artery. She was born March 9th., 1825. She is one of the old inhabitants of Bellville and was one of those home women who endeared all who knew her. -- [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT: 31 May 1894, Vol. 7, No. 3]

White, Margaret (Riggle) -- Margaret Riggle was born in Washington Co., Penn., March 9th., 1825. Was married to John Wesley White, March 5th., 1848. Two years after the marriage they moved to Richland Co., Ohio and settled at Lexington where they lived until 1853, when they moved to Bellville, where they lived until death moved them to another country. In Aug., 1865, Mrs. White was left a widow with three small children dependent upon her. To them four children were born, one a little boy being dead at the time of the father's death. The three children left the widowed mother still alive. About thirty years ago, Mrs. White and husband, united with the M.E. church of this place on probation. The church records do not state that she was ever taken into full membership. Some of the older members of the class think that she was. The deceased was a severe sufferer for most thirty years. The twenty-two years of this time preceding her death she was quite a cripple so confined that for fifteen years was not known to be down street. Her sufferings were borne with much patience and a thoughtfulness for those about her ever trying to hide from them her pain and misery. She was a kind mother and a good mother and must have had something of Christian fortitude to have born so many years of suffering without murmuring. Slowly but surely the disease worked away and on May 30th. found the seat of life in triumph and suddenly Mrs. White was dead. -- [Bellville Independent: 07 June 1894, Vol. 7, No. 4]

White, Mary -- Mrs. Mary White, wife of the Rev. Samuel White, of Shelby, while on a visit at the home of A.A. Race, one mile south of the city, was taken suddenly ill with a hemorrhage on Tuesday afternoon and lingered until 8 o'clock that evening, when she died.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.S. Lowe at the residence of Mr. Race on the following afternoon.  The remains wee taken to Shelby for interment on Thursday.  --  [Bellville Star:  23 June 1887, Vol. 10, No. 39 as reprinted from the Mansfield Shield]

White, Mrs. H. -- Windsor.  Mrs. H. White, an aged and well known lady residing near Ashland, was laid to rest at the side of her husband, who was a soldier in the civil war.  The interment took place in the Franklin Cemetery last Thursday.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  26 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 33]

White, Mrs. Jackson

White, Mrs. Wesley -- Adario.  Mrs. Bowman, of Burbank, was called here by the death of her sister, Mrs. W. White.  [Mansfield News:  18 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 117]

White, Mrs. Wesley -- Adario.  Mrs. Wesley White died Saturday afternoon after n illness of two years.  She endured a great deal of suffering and bore it patiently.  She was born in England in 1844 and was married to Wesley White in 1866.  She leaves a husband and three daughters, three sisters and two brothers to mourn her loss.  Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the church, conducted by her pastor the Rev. Patterson.  [Mansfield News:  18 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 117]

White, Myrta Ellen -- Myrta Ellen White, daughter of John F. & Mary A. White, died of spinal disease, on August 30, aged 2 years, 3 months and 26 days.  [Shelby Independent News:  14 September 1876, Vol. 8, No. 47]

White, Net -- Independence.  Net White died Saturday of consumption at her mother's southeast of town, and was buried at Four Corners on Monday.  --  [Bellville Star:  29 September 1887, Vol. 11, No. 1]

White, Ophelia Jeannette  -- Independence.  Ophelia Jeannette White, daughter of Mrs. Mary Gurheir, died at the home of her mother in Washington Township, Sept. 24, 1887, aged 29 years, 2 months and 19 days.  The funeral services took place in the Zion Church conducted by the Rev. J.W. Walkey, Sept. 26.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  29 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 44]

White, Permelia E. (Heath) -- Mrs. Permelia E. White died Friday, aged 63 years, 5 months and 25 days, and was buried Saturday.  Rev. Anderson and Brush conducted the ceremonies.  --  [Bellville Star:  02 November 1882, Vol. 6, No. 5]

White, Permelia E. (Heath) -- Mrs. Permelia E. White, wife of Ebenezer White, after a protracted illness, passed away on the morning of Friday, Oct. 27th.  Her maiden name was Miss Heath.  She was born in New York, May 2, 1819, and came to Bellville in 1832, married Mr. E. White, May 30, 1844.  She leaves two daughters, her only children, to comfort their father during the rest of his earthly journey.  Mrs. White was one of a family of eight, two brothers and six sisters, ranging from fifty-three to seventy years of age, and she is the first one called to pass over the river.  They had a reunion at the home of Mr. White in our town, in 1876 which proved to be their last earthly meeting.  All but two were at the funeral on Saturday last.  Those present were Mr. W.H. Heath, of Mason City, Ill., Mrs. Geddes, Goshen, Ind., Mrs. Steinmets, Mt. Vernon, O., Mrs. Dr. Edwards, Fredericktown, and Mrs. Campbell, of this place.  Mr. Heath, of Iowa City, and Mrs. W. Gray, of Vincent, Kansas, were absent.  The brotherly and sisterly bond strengthened through all these years is now broken, but only in name, for she is still cherished in memory.  Mrs. White was a member of the M.E. church of Bellville for a number of years.  In her home and among her intimate friends she exerted a genial influence.  Her mind was active not only enjoying the thoughts of others by the pen and the press.  She bore her sickness with resignation, and left her soul and her dear friends to a loving Father and a gracious Savior.  Perhaps not one family among a thousand can furnish such an unbroken circle of brothers and sisters for so many years.  For fifty years a resident of our village, from girlhood to youth, then to womanhood, and to the verge of that pleasant valley of contented age, she is now where time and tears are no more.  May the next reunion be on that happy shore.  <scripture omitted>  --  [Bellville Star:  21 November 1882]

White, Richard -- Saturday.  Thursday the remains of Richard White were brought from North Bloomfield Township, Morrow County, and interred in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Mr. White was 96 years, 6 months and 10 days old at the time of his death and was at one time a resident of this city.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 17]

White, Robert. - Robert White, aged 79 years, 3 months and 23 days, died in this city Sunday.  The deceased was born in county Down, Ireland, came to this country when a boy and became a citizen of the United States June 11, 1861.  In November, 1861, he enlisted in Company A, First squadron, Ohio cavalry, and later re-enlisted in Thomas Logan’s Company B, 163rd O. V. I.   He was twice married and is the father of eleven children of whom the following survive him:   John W. White, of Crestline; Frank H. White, of Cleveland; Mrs. Emerson Andrews, C. W White, Mrs. John Funston, Mrs. John Sanner and Miss Lucretia White, of this city.  Private funeral from the home of Emerson Andrews, 74 Buckingham street, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News:  Monday, May 27, 1907]

White, Robert G. -- Death came very suddenly to Mr. Robert G. White, of East Curtis Street, Monday morning at 4:40 o'clock, his death being due to organic heart trouble.  Although Mr. White has been failing in health for some time, his death was very unexpected.  Robert White was born in Richland County, June 1, 1833.  For more than twenty-five years he has made his home in this city.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W.H. Kirk, who recently moved to this city from Shelby, three sons, Messrs. George White of Columbus, Warren White of Fredericktown, and Clyde White, of this city.  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from the Mulberry Street Methodist Protestant Church, Rev. J. Alfred Seiby officiating.  The interment will be made in Mound View Cemetery.  Mr. White was an old soldier having served in Co. F, 79th. Illinois Infantry.  He was also a member of Joe Hooker Post, G.A.R.  The members of the local post will have charge of the services.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  20 October 1905, Vol. 17, No. 37 as re-printed from the Mt. Vernon Banner]

White, Rose -- Bellville.  Miss Rose White, who has been sick a long time, died Thursday morning.  Funeral services will be held today, Friday, at 3:30, Rev. C.F. Mott officiating.  Interment in Bellville Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  26 January 1906, Vol. 13, No. 52]

White, W.N. --- W. N. White, who has been ill for two years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. H. Hunter, Friday morning, aged 35 years. Interment Sunday afternoon. He was at one time superintendent of the Shiloh schools and at the time he was taken ill was justice of Sharon township. Interment Sunday at Shelby. Submitted by Faye and Jean. [Mansfield News: 08 March 1902]

Whiteacre, Mrs. William. - CRESTLINE, Jan. 9 - Mrs. William Whiteacre, 68, died of heart trouble at 8:35 Sunday morning at her home, 416 East Bucyrus street, after an illness of six months.    Mrs. Whiteacre was born May 2, 1864 in Stark County and was married May 2, 1886.  Survivors are:  her husband, three sons, Harold B., Lorain; Claire A., Mansfield and Paul, Crestline and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock at the home, in charge of Rev. E. D McBroom, pastor of the Methodist church.  Burial will be made in Crestline Cemetery, in charge of Bender and Stick, funeral directors.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News-Journal; Mansfield, Ohio:  Monday, January 9, 1933]

Whited, Raymond -- Mansfield - Funeral services for Raymond Rockford Whited, 74, of Hecht Road, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Diamond Street Home of the Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Carl W. Cufner, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.  Mr. Whited died Tuesday afternoon in Mansfield Memorial Homes after a short illness. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday 6 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Georgia. [Mansfield News Journal Tuesday 15 May 1986]

Whiteford, Maria

Whitely, Doris Jr. -- 57Y;  d. 9/28/1955 at University Hosp., Columbus;  b. 4/3/1899 at Covington, TN;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 9/29/1955]

Whiteman, ---- -- The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William H. Whiteman, of Park Avenue East, died this morning at 2 o'clock.  Interment private.  At birth the child weighed but one and one-half pounds and was five days old when it died.  [Mansfield News:  30 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 127]

Whiteman, Henry -- Mansfield, Feb. 6 -- The Rev. Henry Whiteman, of Wooster, who died Jan. 31, and was buried at Mt. Vernon, Feb. 4, was formerly a pastor of the M.E. church in this city, and was presiding elder of the Mansfield and Galion districts.  He served altogether 16 years as presiding elder.  He was 79 years old.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  06 February 1890, Vol. 5, No. 287]

Whiteman, John

Whitemire, Catherine -- LUCAS – Mrs. Catherine Whitemire died last Thursday morning about 3 o’clock.  Her death was rather sudden and unexpected.  She had complained of not feeling well for a few days, but did not think she was bad enough to need the service of a physician, and none was called until death had so nearly done its work that the physician’s skill was of no avail.  The deceased was an extremely fleshy person.  It was presumed by many that she would have weighed about 300 pounds.  She was about fifty-five years of age and was buried at McKay, Ashland county, on Friday at 1 o’clock P.M.   [Ohio Liberal:  12 December 1883]

Whitford, Cornelius -- DIED -- In Bellville, Richland County, Ohio, August 15th., 1872, Mr. CORNELIUS WHITFORD, aged 79 years.  In the paper dated 23 August 1872, the following additional information was listed ...  The funeral of Cornelius Whitford took place on last Friday. It was conducted by Odd Fellow ceremonies. The procession consisted of twenty-two vehicles, which proceeded to the cemetery at Lexington. -- [BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY: 16 August 1872, Vol. 1, No. 25]

Whitford, Maria -- Lexington.  The remains of the aged Mrs. Whitford, who died in Toledo, Ia., were brought to Lexington for interment Saturday.  Services were held in the Presbyterian church Sunday.  The deceased was the widow of William Whitford and formerly lived near Lexington.  [Semi-Weekly News:  05 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 96]

Whitford, Maria (Hanawalt)  -- Information has been received from Tama, Ia., to the effect that Mrs. Maria Whitford, widow of the late William Whitford, of this county, died suddenly while sitting in her chair.  The deceased is a sister of Mrs. William Winters and Lewis Hanawalt, of this city, and an aunt of Mrs. S.M. Douglass.  She was an excellent woman and highly esteemed by all who knew her.  Funeral services was held at Lexington, this county, and the remains interred in the Lexington Cemetery, Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  08 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 96]

Whitford, William -- Bellville.  Wm. Whitford died at his home four miles west of here on Tuesday morning, after a long and painful illness.  The funeral took place from his late residence at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.  Interment at Lexington.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 20]

Whiting, Alice Dell (Adams) -- Mrs Alice ADAMS WHITING died at 10 pm Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob (Annie WHITING) PEFFER, 211 Gerke av. She was born Apr 27, 1867 at Alta (Richland Co) and spent her entire life in Richland county. For years Mrs. WHITING was employed as a cook at General hospital and also at the Richland County Children's home. She is survived by one brother, Jesse ADAMS of Mason, Mich, one sister, Mrs Hattie (ADAMS) WOODHULL of Richland county, one grandchild, Helen PEFFER and the daughter, Mrs (Annie) PEFFER. Funeral services are to be held Monday at 3:30 pm from the Finefrock funeral home conducted by the Rev. Dr. J.J. Tisdall, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial will be made in the Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Margaret.  [Mansfield News:  06 July 1929, p. 2]

Whiting, Ann -- ANN WHITING, CITY'S OLDEST RESIDENT DIES -- Death Claims 97-Year-Old -- Mansfield Woman; Funeral Rites Are Set For Monday Afternoon. By JANE WILLIAMS.  Thousands of miles away from the green fields of Cornwall and the old rambling English farm house where her girlhood had been spent, Mrs. Ann Whiting, Mansfield's oldest resident, died last night at her home, 124 East Second street. She would have been 98 years old, had she lived until April.  Mrs. Whiting had been in excellent health until July, 1929, when she sustained a broken hip as the result of a fall, and since then she has walked but little. In October of this year her only son, John Whiting, of Clyde, O., died, and her decline has been steady since then.  She was born April 14, 1835, in Pendrift, Cornwall, England, on land that had been in her family for hundreds of years. In 1870, she, with her husband, John Whiting, and three children came to America and two years later the family moved to Mansfield where Mr. Whiting was hired to do ironsmith work on the Richland county courthouse which was then under construction.  Of her 60 years in Mansfield, 39 of them had been spent in the old Whiting home, 265 North Mulberry street. She had lived in but eight houses in almost a hundred years.  On her last birthday, the diminutive English woman told a Journal writer that the "first hundred years are the most interesting," and recalled many colorful incidents from a well rounded life.  All of Mrs. Whiting's immediate survivors are in America, there remaining only several nieces and nephews in England.  Besides her daughter, Mrs. August Remy, with whom she had made her home for many years, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Walter Booth of Lima, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Lee Remy, city detective, Ney Remy and Mrs. Jacob Peffer of this city are grandchildren.  She had been a member of the First Methodist church of Mansfield for 50 years.  Funeral services will be held at Mrs. Whiting's home on East Second street, Monday afternoon at 2 o' clock, with her pastor, Rev. S.B. Salmon conducting. Burial, which is in charge of the John S. Jones company, will be made in Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Margaret.  [Mansfield News, Friday 30 Dec 1932, pg 1; picture included]

Whiting, Edward

Whiting, John -- John Whiting, aged 67 years, died at his home on North Mulberry Street at 8 o'clock yesterday morning.  Mr. Whiting, who was a stone cutter by trade, was born in Cornwillington, England, and came to America in 1870 and settled in Mansfield shortly after.  Mr. Whiting leaves three children, Mrs. Mary Remy, of this city;  Mrs. Walter Booth, of Lima, and John Whiting, of Erie, Pa., to mourn his departure.  The funeral will be held from the residence tomorrow at 8 p.m.  Rev. Dusten Kemble will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 12]

Whiting, John T. -- died 29 Oct 1932 -- FORMER RESIDENT OF MANSFIELD SUCCUMBS - John T. Whiting Dies in Clyde, O. - Events of historical significance to residents of Richland county were being recalled here today as friends and relatives of John T. Whiting, 71, of Clyde, O., received news of the elderly man's death.  Mr. Whiting, who died at his home in Clyde early Saturday after an illness of 10 months worked as a granite cutter in Mansfield more than 30 years ago. He was one of the cutters employed in the construction of the present Richland county court house. He resided in this city at the time and also was employed at the E.M. Wolf monument works.  Mr. Whiting was born in Moreswater, Cornwall, England, in 1861, and came to this country with his parents when a young man. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Mansfield.  In addition to the widow, Mrs. Alice Whiting, of Clyde, Mr. Whiting is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ann Whiting, 124 East Second street, a daughter, Mrs. Jacob Peffer, this city; and two sisters, Mrs. August Remy, 124 East Second street, and Mrs. W.E. Booth of Lima.  Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the family home in Clyde and burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery.  Submitted by Margaret.  [Mansfield Journal date of Sunday 10/30/1932, pg 17 and date of 10/31/1932 pg 8:2]

Whitlock, Jefferson Ralston -- Jefferson Ralston Whitlock was born at Danville, Pa., March 23, 1824, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F.M. Dotson, 2772 Monroe St., Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 11, 1915, aged 91 years, 4 months and 19 days.  He was one of the twelve children of George Whitlock and Elizabeth Case Whitlock, and is survived by his youngest sister, Anna Titly of Danville, Pa., and by his wife, Hannah Whitlock, two daughters, Mrs. F.M. Dotson and Mrs. A.H. Shroyer of Toledo, and two sons, Ralph G. Whitlock, of Los Angeles, Calif., and John E. Whitlock of Delhart, Texas.  He was married to Miss Hannah Bodley, a daughter of William Bodley and Sallie Conklin Bodley, at Kendallville, Ind., Feb. 26, 1862, by Rev. Forbes, and thereafter resided in Steuben and DeKalb counties, Ind., until the spring of 1897, when they moved to Toledo, Ohio, where they have ever since resided.  Early in life he united with the Presbyterian church.  The funeral service was held in Plymouth, Ohio, conducted by Rev. G.C. Smith, of the Lutheran church, and interment was made in the Pioneer's Rest Cemetery.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  21 August 1915, Vol. 62, No. 39]
 

Whitmier, William. - Injuries Prove Fatal To Construction Employe. - William Whitmier, aged 50 years, who was injured a week ago while working on a steam hoisting machine on the Lucs-Mifflin road, died at 9:45 o’clock this morning at General hospital.  Whitmier was employed by the construction company engaged at present in making repairs on the Lucas road, and was working on one the company’s hoisting machines.  In some manner he was thrown violently to the ground, suffering severe injuries.  His injuries were not considered serious when he was first removed to General hospital, but it was latter discovered that the man was suffering from internal injuries.  He is survived by his wife and two sons, Willard and George, one brother, George W., of Mifflin, and one sister, Mrs. W. E. Bierly of Widowville.  The body was removed to Beelman & Sharp’s funeral home where it was prepared for burial, and where short funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock  Funeral services will be held at Mt. Zion Lutheran church at 11 o’clock, and burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News:  Tuesday, October 17, 1922]

Whitmore, Drusilla -- Saturday -- Miss Drusilla Whitmore, aged 81 years, died at the county infirmary today of general debility, and will probably be buried tomorrow. She has been at the infirmary about six years, and came there from near Butler.  Later in the same paper ...  Monday -- Drucilla Whitmore, aged 81, died at the infirmary Saturday morning of general debility and was taken by Infirmary Director J.L. Barr to Butler Sunday morning for burial at Pine Run graveyard east of there. Miss Whitmore has a sister named Mrs. Nesbitt of about the same age also in the infirmary.
-- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 14 November 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 27]
 

Whitney, ---- -- The 3-weeks-old twins of Mr. & Mrs. Al Whitney died last week and were buried Friday.  The mother is in a critical condition.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 98]
 

Whitney, Benjamin F. -- Dr. Benjamin F. Whitney, a well know and highly respected resident of Mansfield for many years, died at his home, 23 South Mulberry Street, at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning after a severe stomachic trouble illness of only several days.  Though he had had rather poor health of late his mental faculties were sharp and acute an the illness which resulted in his death was of short duration.  Dr. Whitney was born at Randolph, Orange County, Vermont, Feb. 27, 1816 and he was, therefore, within a few days of being 81 years of age.  He graduated from Dartmouth college after which he came to Ohio and completed a course in medicine at the Ohio Medical college at Columbus.  At the age of 23 years he entered into partnership with Dr. Fuller at Loudonville and practiced medicine there for some years after which he moved to Ashland and practiced his profession there and later removed to this city where he has resided since that time.  He was united in marriage in 1840 at Coshocton to Miss Sarah Renfrew who survives him.  To them were born six daughters, of whom five survive:  Mrs. L.A. Strong, of 146 Park AvenueWest;  Mrs. John Pearce, of Kenton;  Mrs. A.J. Gilbert, of 355 Marion Avenue;  Mrs. Emmett Campbell, of Stewart Avenue, and Mrs. W.B. Kimball, of Columbus.  There are 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Eleanor Black, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. H___ Black, of this city.  Dr. Whitney was a member of the Masonic fraternity.  Funeral services at the home, __ South Mulberry Street, Friday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock.  Burial private.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 17]

Whitney, Minnie Eveline -- DIED -- On Friday September 30, 1869, MINNIE EVELINE, infant daughter of MARTHA and SAMUEL WHITNEY of Shelby, aged 6 months and 15 days.  [Shelby Independent News:  14 October 1869, Vol. 1, No. 49]

Whitten, Dorothy P. -- Bellville.  Mrs. Dorothy P. Whitten, familiarly known as Mother Whitten, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. Philpott, Thursday evening, aged 83 years, 9 months and 23 days.  At 11 o'clock Sunday the funeral services were held at the Universalist church, conducted by Miss Henrietta Moore, where a large number of people had gathered to pay due respect to the departed.  --  [Bellville Star:  24 May 1883, Vol. 6, No. 34]

Whitten, Samuel P. -- Bellville.  Died -- At his residence on South Main Street, Samuel P. Whitten, on Sunday, Jan. 10th., aged 44 years, 10 months and 1 day.  The funeral took place from his late residence on Tuesday at 1 o'clock.  Services at the Universalist Church at 1:30 conducted by Rev. W.W. Anderson.  The G.A.R. Post assisted in the ceremonies.  --  [Bellville Star:  14 January 1886, Vol. 9, No. 16]

Wians, George -- George Wians, fifteen years old, was killed at Mansfield Tuesday by the afternoon mail train, on the B.&O. railroad.  He was coasting on a street that crossed the track, and had his neck broken by the collision.  --  [Bellville Star:  22 January 1885, Vol. 8, No. 17]

Wickstrom, ---- -- Shelby.  The 1-year-old child of J.W. Wickstrom died last Sunday of summer complaint and was buried Monday.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  26 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 62]

Widemier, Jacob -- Jacob Widemier died Wednesday at noon at his home 1½ miles east of the city, age 81 years.  The cause of death was heart trouble.  Funeral Friday afternoon from the German Lutheran church on West Third Street at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Preuss officiating.  [Semi-Weekly News:  16 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 57]

Widney, Mary (Henderson) -- Bellville.  Mrs. Mary Henderson Widney, wife of John P. Widney, a former well known resident of Bellville for nearly 25 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Lewis, in Auburn, Ind., Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, 1903, aged 72 years, 5 months and 12 days.  In 1879 Mrs. Widney with her husband moved to Bellville, O., where they resided until April 12, 1902, when they returned to St. Joe.  A few weeks ago they came to Auburn to spend the winter with their children, where Mrs. Widney sickened and died.  The funeral services were held at the Lewis home at 2 o'clock p.m. Friday, conducted by Rev. L.M. Krider.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  27 November 1903, Vol. 11, No. 47]

Wiegand, Jacob -- Wednesday -- Jacob Wiegand, aged 50 years, died at his home on South Diamond Street at 2 a.m. today. Funeral will be held Friday. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 November 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 28 In the following week's paper ... dated 28 November 1896 (Vol. LXXIX, No. 29):  Friday -- Jacob Wiegand, who died Wednesday morning, was buried today from his home, 398 South Diamond Street. The funeral was conducted by the Knights of Honor, of which the deceased was a member.

Wigton, Alice E. -- d. 10/22/1870 at Monroe Twp., sinking chills;  8y, 6m, 11d;  b. Monroe Twp.;  single;  farmer's daughter;  res. Monroe Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wigton, Elmer E. -- 93Y;  d. 5/11/1956 at home, Mansfield;  b. 7/16/1862 at Newville;  mem. First Christian Church, Mansfield Lodge No. 35, F. & A.M., Mansfield Chapter No. 28 RAM, Mansfield Council No. 94, R. & S.M., Mansfield Commandery No. 21, Knights Templar and the Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton;  h/o Anne E.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 5/12/1956]

Wigton, Jacob -- Jacob Wigton, one of the oldest residents of Monroe Township, who resided near Pinhook, was buried Thursday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 18]

Wigton, Jennie -- d. 10/27/1870 at Monroe Twp., sinking chills;  4y, 11m, 6d;  b. Monroe Twp.;  farmer's daughter;  res. Monroe Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wigton, John -- John Wigton, who has been living with his son, Charles Wigton, 71 Orchard Street, died Nov. 1, aged 73 years, 8 months and 10 days.  He leaves eight children, four sons and four daughters.  Squire Wigton has been failing in health since his wife's death last January.  He was born in Monroe Twp., engaged in the mercantile business in Newville for a number of years, and was justice of the peace for 27 years in Worthington Twp.  He was a graduate of the old Gailey Seminary and taught school 23 terms in one building, the historic old Sandstone school house.  Squire Wigton was a charter member of the second lodge of the I.O.O.F. organized in this county.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  04 November 1904, Vol. 12, No. 43 as reprinted from Wednesday's NEWS]

Wigton, M.E. -- Lucas.  M.E. Wigton, a highly respected citizen of Monroe Township, after months of suffering from stomach trouble, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Baughman, Thursday morning, Aug. 20th., at 9 o'clock.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 15]

Wigton, Mrs. William (nee Coe) -- Butler.  Mrs. Wm. Wigton, daughter of Stephen Coe, of near Davis, died Sunday, of consumption, and was buried at St. Johns on Tuesday at 10 o'clock.  [BUTLER ENTERPRISE:  17 August 1893, Vol. V, No. 38]

Wigton, P.M. -- d. 4/23/1868 at Monroe Twp.;  7m, 22d;  b. Monroe Twp.;  white;  cause:  erysipelas;  res. Monroe Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wigton, Prelia M. -- d. 4/23/1868 at Richland Co.;  7m, 23d;  b. Richland Co.;  infant;  d/o Wm. & Susan Wigton;  white;  no cause given;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wigton, William -- Butler.  Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Coe attended the funeral of William Wigton at St. Johns last Thursday.  Mr. Wigton died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Swank, at Loudonville.  [Bellville Star:  06 March 1924, Vol. 2, No. 45]

Wigton, William -- d. 5/27/1868 at Richland Co.;  41y, 10m, 24d;  b. Richland Co.;  Farmer;  s/o Wm. & Jane Wigton;  white;  no cause given;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wiggins, Matilda -- DIED -- At Shelby, Jan. 25th., Mrs. Matilda Wiggins, mother of T.H. Wiggins. Her remains were interred at Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, on Friday last. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 31 January 1884, Vol. 34, No. 11]

Wiggins, T.H. [Tilman H.]-- Attorney T.H. Wiggins, of Shelby, who has been ailing for some time from heart disease and other complications, died at 10 o'clock Saturday night, aged about 51 years.  Mr. Wiggins was a prominent member of the bar of this county and was well known, not only at his home, but all over the county.  Mr. Wiggins has lived in Shelby for many years, was a prominent Odd Fellow, a member of the G.A.R. and one of the most influential citizens of the town.  He leaves a wife, and three children, Mrs. D.A. Cummins, of Oregon, Mo., Miss Clara and Edward;  to mourn his untimely departure, beside a host of relatives and friends all over the county.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, after which the remains will be interred in the Shelby Cemetery.  Many members of the bar and family friends from this city will attend the funeral.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 May 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 51]

Wigle, John H. Sr.  -- Thursday.  John H. Wigle, Sr., died at 3 o'clock this morning at his home on Lexington Avenue, at the age of 69 years.  No arrangements have as yet been made for the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 February 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 39]

Wigle, John H., Sr. -- Friday.  The funeral of the late John H. Wigle, Sr., will take place from his late residence on Lexington Avenue tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. D.J. Meese will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 February 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 40]

Wigle, Mrs. Jessie -- Saturday.  Mrs. Jessie Wigle died yesterday at her home north of the city of consumtion.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 47]

Wigton, Mrs. William -- Mt. Zion.  Mrs. William Wigton, who has been a sufferer for the past two years with consumption, passed peacefully away to her long home on Sabbath morning.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dolbeer of Perrysville, on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.  Her remains were interred in St. John Cemetery.  She leaves a husband and two children to mourn their loss.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 13]

Wigton, W.A. -- W. A. Wigton a well known farmer near Perrysville died very suddenly.  Mr. Wigton had gone to Loudonville on the evening train on Monday to be present at a meeting of Farmers' Telephone company of which he was president, on Tuesday.  He went at once to the home of his daughter and had been there but a short time when he suffered a stroke of apoplexy and died without regaining consciousness.  He was aged 70 years.  Mr. Wigton was twice married.  His first wife was Miss Jennie Coe.  To this union was born two children Mrs. H. M. Swank of Loudonville and H. M. Wigton who resides on the home farm.  His second marriage was with Miss Mary Houser of Garrett, Indiana.  Mr. Wigton has spent practically all his life in Monroe township filling his place in the church and neighborhood in a way that was highly commendable.  Besides his wife and children he leaves several grandchildren, two brothers, T. B. Wigton of Mansfield and Harry Wigton of Monroe township, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.  Many people attended the services among them were from Mansfield, Judge N. M. Wolfe, J. M. Reed, Allen Beach, C. L. McClellan, Judge S. M. Douglas, Mrs. Orwell Pore, Mrs. Elizabeth Hazlett and son, Don Yarnell and family, T. B. Wigton and family, Eugene Wigton, Mrs. B. E. Frasher and Leroy Whittemire:  From Butler there came J. W. Coe and wife, Otis Yarger and wife and J. B. Swank from Bellville, E. E. Heinieger and family and Charles Clifford and Allen Schrack: from Loudonville O. D. Culler and family, E. C. Kiplinger and wife, George Crone, Martin Tugend, J. J. Welsh, George Berry, Doyle Wigton, Mrs. L. L. Wolfe, Miss Hattie Baughman and Anderson Byers; while from Garrett, Ind. the former home of Mrs. Wigton came Mrs. Mary McFair, David Yarde, Mrs. Isa Gregg, Mrs. William Imler and Mrs. Alice Yarde.  Submitted by Jean.  [THE MANSFIELD NEWS, Thursday, March 6, 1924, Page 14, Column 2, Item 16]

Wilber, LeRoy -- LeRoy Wilber, the two weeks old son of Mr. & Mrs. George Berry of Home Avenue, died Friday morning.  The funeral which was private was conducted by Rev. G.A. Kienle, Saturday, at 2 o'clock at the home.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 20 March 1909]

Wilcox, Abraham L. -- A. L. WILCOX, 82, TAKEN BY DEATH -- Former City Resident Dies at Sister’s Home in Salem -- Abraham L Wilcox, 82 a resident of Mansfield for many years, died at the home of his sister in Salem yesterday after an illness of two months. Mr. Wilcox formerly operated a dry cleaning and dyeing establishment in the city. He retired from the dry cleaning business about 1910. He was born September 24, 1864 at Hayesville, the son of John C. and Elizabeth Stratton Wilcox. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Mansfield. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Alexander J. Fraser and Mrs. Brinkerhoff H. Spear, both of Mansfield; one son Robert L Wilcox of Columbus; one brother U. G. Wilcox of Tacoma, Washington; one sister, Mrs. Ella Strong, with whom he made his home in Salem; four grand children, one great-grandchild and several nieces. Private services will be held at the Jones Memorial Monday at 2 p.m. with Dr. John D green officiating. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News: 18 May 1946, p. 10]

Wilcox, C.B. -- Lexington, April 16th., 1862.  Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God in his Providence to remove P.G., C.B. Wilcox from our midst by death, one of the brothers of Wyanooske Lodge, No. 131, I.O.O.F., Therefore, Resolved, In the death of Brother C.B. Wilcox the Lodge has sustained the loss of one of their brightest members, our loss is his gain, as we have full assurance that he has now joined the Lodge above.  Resolved, That the Lodge Room be decorated in a badge of mourning for 30 days as a testimonial of respect for the deceased brother.  Resolved, That a copy of the above Resolutions be presented ot the Widow of the deceased Brother.  Resolved, That the above Resolutions be forwarded to the Richland Democrat and Mansfield Herald for publication.  -- J.B. Beverstock, John Stough and K.F. Dudley, Committee.  [Richland Democrat:  19 April 1862]

Wilcox, Cynthia (Gass) -- Lexington.  The remains of Mrs. Wilcox, formerly Miss Cynthia Gass, were brought here from Delaware, O., to be interred in our beautiful cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 45]

Wilcox, Earl Damon -- Shelby----Funeral services for Earl Damon Wilcox, 73, of 47 Plum Avenue will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Turner Funeral Home by the Reverend Jim Bornert of the Shelby Baptist Chapel. Calling hours will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Wilcox died Tuesday evening at Shelby Memorial Hospital from injuries suffered when a car he was working on collapsed on him. He was born February 1, 1918, in Mansfield to Ulysses Grant and Lydia Hill Severns Wilcox, both now deceased. Mr. Wilcox was a former employee of the Westinghouse Corp. in Mansfield. He moved to Arizona where he was a self-employed insurance salesman, and he then returned to Shelby in 1971 and retired from the former Aircraft Product Co. in Mansfield. He was an auxiliary police officer for the cities of Mansfield and Shelby for many years. He was a member of the Shelby chapter of the AARP. He is survived by his wife, Ilene Mitchell Wilcox, whom he married September 5, 1936; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol Jean Yates of Shelby, and Judy and David McGavic of Columbia, Maryland; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Clarence Wilcox of Oregon; and a sister, Jane price of Tacoma, Washington. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: 30 May 1991, p. 6A]

Wilcox, Elizabeth -- Bellville.  Mrs. Elizabeth Wilcox, one of the oldest and most respected residents of this place, died at the home of a sister in Adrain, Mich., on Sunday, March 23d.  Her body accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Hettie Cowan, of Trenton, Mo., arrived at this place Tuesday evening.  The funeral took place from the M.E. church on Wednesday at 11 a.m.  Services conducted by Rev. Austin Philpot.  Mrs. Wilcox had been spending the winter with her sister and was about to start for home when she was taken with an illness that resulted in her death.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 March 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 45]

Wilcox, Fred B. -- Fred B. Wilcox, 76, of Ruston, died Sunday. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio and he lived in the Tacoma area since 1941. He was a merchant mariner, a former roofing and siding worker and also worked at Buffelen Woodworking Company. Mr. Wilcox was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church here and the Assembly of God Church in Mansfield, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Emma; two sisters, Edna Waste of Tacoma and Jane Price of Spanaway; two brothers, Earl D. of Shelby, Ohio, and Clarence M. of Lemon Grove, California. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge. Submitted by Judy. [Tacoma News Journal: 19 January 1982]

Wilcox, Ilene Beatrice Mitchell -- Shelby.  Ilene Beatrice Wilcox, 76, of 47 Plum Avenue, died Sunday afternoon, June 22, 1997, in MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital after a long illness.  Born September 18, 1920, in Ontario to Frank Roy and Frances Ruth Houseman Mitchell, she was a former employee of Therm-O-Disc in Mansfield. An active volunteer, she loved animals and was a member of National Wildlife Federation and AARP. She was baptized in the Methodist Church in Ontario.  Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Judy and David McGavic of Lake Orion, Michigan, and Carol Jean Yates of Shelby; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dawn Norris of Mansfield and Gloria Mitchell o Washington; and a nephew, the Reverend Edward Brady of Washington.  She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Damon Wilcox, in 1991 and three brothers, Marion and Wesley and an infant.  Calling hours will not be observed. Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Oakland Cemetery by her nephew the Reverend William Eccles, pastor of Assembly of God Church in Livonia, Michigan.  Memorial contributions may be made to National Wildlife Federation through the Turner Funeral home. Submitted by Klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: 25 June 1997, p. 8A]

Wilcox, Lydia H. Severns -- STRICKEN AT 58 -- Ontario Woman Dies Few Hours Before Birthday -- Mrs. Lydia H. Severns Wilcox, wife of U. G. Wilcox of Ontario, died at her home last evening a few hours before she would have reached her 58th birthday anniversary. Mrs. Wilcox was born August 27, 1878 in Mt Vernon Ohio. her death followed a lingering illness. Surviving besides her husband are: Five daughters, Mrs. Eva Brown, Mrs. Edna Brady, Mrs. Elberta Jones, Mrs. Edith Eccles and Mrs. Jane Eichelberger all of Mansfield; three sons, Fred, Clarence and Earl Wilcox, all of Mansfield; two sisters Mrs. George Craig of Mount Vernon, and Mrs. Gertrude Gallagher of Mansfield; and two brothers , George and Harvey Severns both of Mount Vernon. Twelve grand children also survive. Mrs. Wilcox was a member of the Glad Tidings Tabernacle of Mansfield. Funeral services will be held from the Tabernacle Sunday at 3 p. m. In charge of services is Rev. James Wilkerson with burial in Memorial cemetery. The body will remain at the Jones funeral home until time of service. Submitted by Judy. [Mansfield News Journal: 27 August 1936, p. 6]

Wilcox, Mamie E. -- DIES AT AGE 68 -- Mrs. Mamie Wilcox Had Lived In City 60 Years -- Mrs. Mamie E Wilcox, 68, of 34 Brinkman Avenue, a resident of Mansfield for nearly 60 years, died in General Hospital today after a lingering illness. She was born in Mount Gilead, August 15, 1870 and held membership in the First M. E. Church for more than 50 years. Surviving are her husband A L Wilcox; two daughters, Mrs. Brinkerhoff H. Spear and Mrs. Alex J. Fraser of Mansfield; a son Robert L of Loudonville; a brother, John W. Cooper of Ann Arbor Michigan, and four grandchildren. The body will be removed to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Spear, 165 Bartley Avenue, Sunday afternoon. Services will be conducted there at 2:30 p. m. Monday with Rev. E. G. Corwin officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield cemetery. Submitted by Judy. [Mansfield News Journal: 05 November 1938, p. 2]

Wilcox, Ulysses G. -- Ulysses G, Wilcox, 91 of 4914 north Winifred Street, died Wednesday in a local nursing home. Born in Ohio, he moved to Tacoma from Mansfield, Ohio, in 1941. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Surviving are three sons, Fred of Tacoma, Earl of Albuquerque, N.M. and Clarence of Laguna Beach, California; five daughters, Mrs. Edna waste of Tacoma, Mrs. Eva Brown, and Mrs. Edith Eccles, both of Mansfield, Mrs. Jane Keplinger of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Alberta Jones of North Fort Meyers, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. C.O. Lynn Company will announce the services. Submitted by klynn. [Tacoma News Tribune: 03 March 1960]

Wilcoxon, Henry H. -- Died, at Sandusky City, Huron County, on the morning of the 11th. instant, Henry H. Wilcoxon, Esq., formerly a resident of this place, in the 33d. year of his age.  The deceased was returning, on the Monday evening previous, in company with his wife and others, from the mouth of [the] Huron River, in a sleigh, when his horse became unruly, commenced kicking, and at length started to run.  Mrs. W. with her infant child, jumped from the vehicle and escaped without injury;  but Mr. Wilcoxon held to the reins, and it is supposed that by some sudden movement of the horse, he was thrown forward from the sleigh beneath his feet, and in falling, was either kicked in the temple by the horse, or stunned by the concussion -- the body of the sleigh being first found, the runners next, and Mr. W. last, in a state of insensibility, and severely bruised about the head and face.  He became, probably, entangled with the lines and the breaking sleigh, and from the marks of blood in the snow, must have been dragged some rods after the fatal blow was received.  From the time of the accident to the hour of his departure he lingered in a state of total derangement and insensibility.  Thus was this excellent young man, by a sudden and unlooked-for visitation of Providence, cut off in the flower of his days, and at a period when his hopes were the brightest, and his prospects in life the fairest.  No even has given to this, or his own community, a severer shock;  for no one of his numerous friends or acquaintances but must recall his punctuality and fairness in business;  his kind urbanity of manners, whether at home or abroad;  his acknowledged decision of character and the gentlemanly deportment which eminently marked his intercourse with the world -- endearing him alike to the friend and the stranger;  to the relative and the casual acquaintance.  Mr. Wilcoxon had filled with honor and credit to himself, and usefulness to the public the responsible office of Sheriff of this county, as well a various others of a military kind;  and at the time of his death held the highly respectable station of Associate Judge of Huron County.  In this last office, the increasing confidence of the people in his integrity and business-like talents, gave rich promise that he would continue to deserve the esteem, and secure the respect, of all who in any way approached him.  But the ways of Providence are inscrutable, and we bow in submission to its decrees, while we lament the man, and regret that death had not aimed his dart at some less beloved and less useful individual.  His remains were brought to this town for interment, and now repose in the Presbyterian grave-yard, by the side of his relatives, who had gone the "way to dusky death" before him.  [Western Sentinel & Richland Co. Weekly Advertiser:  18 January 1832]

Wilden, Maria -- Died, in New Haven, on the 25th. inst., of congestion of the lungs, Miss Maria Wilden, aged 17 years.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  27 October 1854, Vol. 2, No. 1]

Wilder, Daniel -- The death of Daniel Wilder, on North Franklin Avenue, this city, last Sunday morning recall the history of the period in which he lived -- from 1812 to 1902.  Daniel Wilder was born a slave in North Carolina, and was a plantation hand until he was set free by President Lincoln's emancipation proclamation, Jan. 1, 1863.  <some historical information about Lincoln and slavery omitted> At the close of the war, Daniel Wilder came to Ohio and passed nearly all the remaining years of his life in Seneca County, making Bloomville his home.  A month ago, he came to Mansfield to live with his niece, who is a daughter of Jerry Ransom.  The deceased was a bachelor.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. H.L. Wiles, and was in striking contrast with those of his kinsmen who died in bondage.  Born a slave, died a freeman!  What a contrast, was a change in conditions!   Daniel Wilder was born the year the United States declared war against Great Britain, known in history as the war of 1812.  James Madison was then president;  Napoleon was on the throne of France, and all Europe was at his feet.  The year following, Commodore Perry won his great victory over the British at Lake Erie.  <historical information omitted>  --  [Bellville Messenger:  09 May 1902, Vol. X, No. 19]

Wiler, John U. -- Tuesday.  The funeral of John U. Wiler, who died Saturday night, will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Rev. J.W. Hubbell, D.D., will officiate.  Mr. Wiler was born in this city seventy years ago, and was one of the best known residents of the city.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 22]

Wiler, Margaret -- d. 5/25/1868 at Mansfield;  70y;  b. Mansfield;  white;  cause:  old age;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wiles, ---- -- The three-years-old daughter of Walter Wiles and wife, of Washington Twp., died Tuesday at Cleveland, where she was taken several weeks ago for a surgical operation.  When but a bit of baby she fell on a nursing bottle, breaking it, and some of the broken pieces of glass were imbedded in the little one's skull.  The operation was performed for the removal of the glass, but died on the operating table.  [Bellville Messenger:  26 January 1906, Vol. 13, No. 52]

Wiles, ---- -- We learn that a young lady names Wiles met with a fatal accident on Thursday last (during the fair).  The husband of Miss Wiles' sister, we believe Culler by name, was connected with the Police force of Mansfield, and coming into the house, took out his revolver, and placed it upon the table.  One of his children picked it up, and while playing with it, discharged it, hitting the girl some where about the neck, killing her instantly.  [Shelby Independent News:  12 September 1872, Vol. 4, No. 46]

Wiles, Lavergne A. -- Lavergne A. Wiles, aged about 25 years, died at his residence on West Second Street, shortly before 11 o'clock this morning.  The deceased, who was an estimable young man, was the second son of Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, pastor of the First English Lutheran church, of this city.  Mr. Wiles was born in Wooster and came to this city with his father when the latter took charge of the above named church.  In February, 1892, Mr. Wiles married Miss Lenora Kern, daughter of Wm. Kern, of Park Avenue West, who survives him.  For some months he was associated in the music business with Geo. F. Dir, of this city, but at the time of his death he was a member of the coal firm of Eyerly & Wiles.  On Monday Mr. Wiles, who had been suffering with measles, was stricken with cerebro spinal meningitis, which subsequently developed into brain fever.  But little hope had been entertained for his recovery for the past two days.  During the greater part of the time since Tuesday he has been unconscious and has suffered a great deal from convulsions.  The remains were conveyed to the residence of Dr. Wiles this afternoon, from which place the funeral will take place at a time not yet decided upon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 June 1893]

Wiles, Lavergne A. -- Friday.  The funeral of Lavergne A. Wiles, who died yesterday forenoon, will take place from the residence of his father, the Rev. H.L. Wiles, D.D., of Park Avenue West, on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, sun time.  The Citizen's band, of which the deceased has been a member since its organization, will attend in a body.  A quartet from the First English Lutheran church will furnish the vocal music.  The Rev. Dr. Criley, pastor of the Lutheran church at Wooster, and Rev. Wilhelm, of Shelby, have been invited to be present and officiate.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 July 1893]

Wiley, Agnes H. -- d. 8/11/1954 at Madison Hosp.;  b. at Mansfield;  Retired nurse;  d/o John A. & Agnes (Wood) Wiley  [Mansfield News Journal:  11 August 1954]

Wiley, Ellen -- Miss Ellen Wiley died Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock at her home one mile west and one mile south of Ontario.  She was about 65 years of age.  Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. from her late home.  [Semi-Weekly News:  06 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 54]

Wiley, Grace Maria  -- Saturday.  Mrs. Dr. Bronson, of this city, has received the sad intelligence that her only sister, Mrs. Grace Maria Wiley, died at her home in Gilroy, California, on the 20th. of February.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 43]

Wiley, Hannah -- d. 6/15/1869 at Springfield Twp.;  46y, 3m, 16d;  b. Fairfield Co., Ohio;  white:  cause:  consumption;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wiley, John Archibald -- Wednesday.  John Archibald Wiley, aged 71 years, died this morning at his late residence, 148 East Third Street.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 8 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 October 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 22]

Wiley, Mary Ellen -- Died, At her residence, 780 Jackson-bd, Jan. 3, Mary Ellen, wife of the late Joshua C. Wiley, of Wheeling, W. Va., aged 74 years.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 January 1893 as reprinted from the Chicago (IL) News]

Wiley, Mary Ellen -- Short funeral services were held at the residence, 780 Jackson Boul. Thursday, Jan. 5th., at 1 o'clock, Rev. C.W. Phillips, of Western Avenue Methodist Church, of which deceased was a member, conducted the services.  Remains were taken to Wheeling, W. Va., the same afternoon, at which place funeral and interment will take place on Friday, Jan. 6th.  The deceased formerly lived in this city.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 January 1893]

Wilgus, Anna -- Mrs. Anna Wilgus, aged 81 years, died early Tuesday morning in the home of her son, Eli Wilgus, Mt. Vernon.  Death was due to cancer of the liver.  Mrs. Wilgus had been a resident of Richland county practically all of her life time, quite often living with her daughter, Mrs. Sherman Shafer, Bellville, Route 1.  She is survived by four children.  Funeral services were held from Mr. Wilgus' home and interment was made Thursday afternoon in the Mt. Vernon cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  27 April 1922, Vol. 3, No. 20]

Wilhelm, Adam -- Tuesday.  The funeral of Adam Wilhelm, the young man killed at Defiance Sunday, will take place there Thursday afternoon.  His sister, Mrs. W.J. Jackson, went to that city this morning.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 49]

Wilhelm, Anna -- Mrs. Anna Wilhelm died Monday afternoon at her home, 166 West Fourth Street.  [Semi-Weekly News:  31 December 1896, Vol. 13, No. 1]

Wilhelm, Johnny  (aka:  Charles Clark) -- Johnny Wilhelm, a well known local character, aged about 50 years, died yesterday afternoon of urinic [sic.] blood poisoning.  Wilhelm was the husband of Mollie Wilhelm, who keeps a house of ill-repute on East Johns Street.  It is said that Wilhelm was not the deceased's right name, and that he had confided to several friends that his real name was Charles Clark, but he took the name of Wilhelm when he married Mollie Wilhelm in order to keep his family from learning of the disgraceful life he was leading.  He frequently stated that his people were very prominent and influential.  As near as can be ascertained Wilhelm's home was in Pittsburg.  For the past ten years his vocation has been that of a gambler and he also handled horses.  Wilhelm was a soldier and drew a pension of $20 a month.  It was reported on the streets today that the deceased had made a confession to Rev. Meese to the effect that he had been illegally drawing a pension.  Dr. Meese said to the Shield today that he called at the house last night, accompanied by Capt. H.L. Reed.  At that time Wilhelm was unconscious.  By request the doctor offered prayer and, as he saw that the man could not live more than a few minutes, he made his stay as short as possible.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 43]

Wilhelm, Mrs. A.

Wilkinson, Celia -- 71Y;  d. 7/4/1955 at home, Detroit, MI;  b. Brinkhaven;  bur. Brinkhaven  [MNJ 7/6/1955]

Wilkinson, Edward -- Edward Wilkinson died at his residence, No. 23 West Fourth Street, last evening, after a lingering illness of liver and kidney disease.  The deceased was born in Allegheny, Pa., Nov. 4, 1811, and moved with his parents to this county in 1817.  He learned the trade of a carpenter, but afterward learned the jewelry business and for a number of years had the leading store in this city.  He erected the block now occupied by Lindsey Bros. and A. Shad, but has since disposed of the portion occupied by the drug store.  He was married in 1845, but has no children, his wife surviving him.  He is quite wealthy and, ad mentioned in these columns on last Saturday, has endowed the Grace church, of which he was a member to a large amount.  The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. tomorrow from Grace church, Rev. S.M. Holden officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 December 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 30]

Wilkinson, Edward Sr. -- The funeral of Edward Wilkinson Sr. will take place today at 2 p.m., from the Grace Episcopal church.  Later in the same newspaper ... it states:  At 7:10 Wednesday evening Edward Wilkinson, a well known old citizen of Mansfield, died at his home on West Fourth street, of liver and kidney disease, at the age of 78 years and one month, having been born Nov. 4, 1811.  Mr. Wilkinson was a member of Grace Episcopal church, to which he bequethes $3000.  Deceased leaves a wife, but no children.  [Mansfield Herald:  12 December 1889, Vol. 40, No. 4]

Wilkinson, Lennie -- DIED -- At Mansfield, May 21st., Lennie Wilkinson, aged 14 years.  His disease was rheumatism, which first attacked his lungs and then changed to dropsy of the heart.  He was willing to die, kissing all the members of the family and bidding all his friends good-by.  We return thanks to Mrs. C. Boughton for a handsome basket of flowers;  to Mrs. Ward Smith for a lovely white wreath;  and the fourteen little friends of Lennie's for the beautiful Anchor of Hope given as a token of their love;  also to our friends for the many kindnesses shown us during Lennie's illness.  -- Mr. & Mrs. E. Wilkinson, Sr. and Mrs. G.T. Smith.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  21 May 1885, Vol. 35, No. 27]

Wilkinson, Mary -- Died, in Shelby, Wednesday, February 19th., 1873, of consumption, Mary Wilkinson, aged 26 years.  [Shelby Independent News:  27 February 1873, Vol. 5, No. 18]

Wilkinson, Mrs. Arthur -- Mrs. Arthur Wilkinson, of whose illness mention was made several days ago in the News, died Tuesday morning at her home at Van Wert.  She leaves a husband and two children.  Mr. Wilkinson travels for the Ohio Brass works of this city.  The funeral took place Thursday at Van Wert.  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 15]

Wilkinson, William -- William Wilkinson died after a brief illness, at his home in Washington Twp., on the 4th. inst., Mr. Wilkinson was one of our oldest and most honored pioneers.  If his widow remembers correctly, he was born at Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1809, but lived in Birmingham, Pa., until 1817, when he came with his father's family to the farm where he died.  For almost sixty-five years he has lived in this neighborhood.  On September 1st., he married Miss Caroline Collins, at the Gerhart farm north of town.  They raised to manhood and womanhood two sons and one daughter:  John W. and G.M. Wilkinson, and Mrs. Flora Zay, all of whom live in Mansfield.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson were members of the M.E. Church for a number of years, when they united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church.  Since the disbanding of that church they have been supporters and attendants of the Presbyterian church.  In all these years they have one the confidence and esteem of all who knew them.  He expressed in his last conscious moments his firm faith in Christ as his Savior, and that all was well.  His bereaved widow and children have the assurance that he has entered into rest.  The funeral services at the Presbyterian Church on the afternoon of the 6th., were conducted by the pastor, W.W. Anderson, assisted by Rev. R.L. McNabb, of the M.E. Church, a large congregation being present.  The theme of these memorial services was Phil. 1:21;  "To die is gain".    <<scripture omitted>>  --  [Bellville Star:  09 February 1882, Vol. 5, No. 19]

Wilkinson, Worley -- Submitted by Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal:  13 January 1982]

Will, Harriett M. -- Miss Harriett M. Will, 69, Marvin Ave., died Friday afternoon in Brookwood Hospital in Cleveland where she had been a patient since early in February. She was born May 30, 1905 in Shelby, the daughter of Iven and Nora M. Will. She was a graduate of Shelby High School and took further training in economics and restaurant management at a Michigan school. For many years she owned and operated a restaurant in Loudonville. In more recent years she was the secretary at the Republican Party Headquarters in Mansfield. She is survived by two nieces of Cleveland. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and James V. Will. Tuesday morning funeral services and other arrangements are incomplete at the Barkdull Funeral Home. Submitted by Terry W. [DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Saturday, March 8, 1975, page 6]

Will, Nora Marshall -- Mrs. Nora Marshall Will, widow of Iven E. Will, one of Shelby's earliest business men, died early today at her home, 55 Marvin Ave., on her 83rd birthday, following an illness of four years. She had resided at the Marvin avenue address for the last 58 years. She was born March 14, 1869, at Ontario, the daughter of James and Harriett Patterson Marshall. She received her education in the country school at Ontario, graduating in the class of 1889 at Mansfield High School and attended Ohio Wesleyan University later teaching in the Shelby public schools. Mrs. Will was a member of the Methodist Church and had been for a number of years a member of the Marvin Memorial Library board, of which she was secretary and treasurer at one time. She was clerk and treasurer of the Shelby school board at the time the new high school was built, having been one of the first women to be elected to the school board. Surviving are two sons, James V. Will, attorney, of Mansfield, and Harry M. Will of Cleveland Heights; one daughter, Harriet M. Will, of Loudonville; two grandchildren, Mrs. Joseph Woerth, Jr. and Nancy Will, of Cleveland Heights. Her husband preceded her in death June 28, 1908. Funeral services will be held at the Barkdull Funeral home Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. D. B. Young officiating. Interment in Oakland cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon and evening. Submitted by Terry W. [DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Friday, March 14, 1952, page 1]

Will, Sherman -- Shelby.  Sherman Will, aged 41, died Thursday.  He had been ill with lung trouble.  [Mansfield News:  17 May 1901, vol. 17, Vol. 66]

Willerton, Mrs. -- Shelby.  Mrs. Willlerton, aged 90 years, died at her home on Raymond Avenue, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.  She was of English birth and had resided in Shelby for many years.  The funeral will be held Friday at the home.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  23 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 105]

Willerton, Thomas -- Died, at Crestline, Ohio, on March 26th., 1873, of heart disease, Mr. Thomas Willerton, aged about 66 years.  His remains were brought to Shelby, for interment in Oakland Cemetery, he having but recently removed from this place, where he was well known.  [Shelby (OH) Independent News: 10 April 1873, Vol. 5, No. 24]

Willet, Hattie E. -- 86Y;  wid/o Peter L.;  Shiloh resident;  d. 12/24/1956 at Cleveland, OH  [MNJ 12/24/1956]

Willet, Sarah -- Miss Sarah Willet was born in Columbia County, Penna., April 9, 1833, and passed away Monday morning, May 10, 1915, at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 13 days.  At the age of thirteen months she moved with her parents to the Willet farm south of Plymouth, and there passed her entire life, with the exceptions of the past two years, when she came to Plymouth to live with her nephew, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Willet.  About fourteen years ago she united with the Lutheran church of this place and had always been a faithful member until failing health compelled her to stay away, but her Master called her, and what is our loss is her gain, and heaven seems more desirable than it did before.  Funeral services were held from the Willet home on North Street, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Charles F. Mott, interment being made in Pioneer Rest Cemetery.  -- [Plymouth Advertiser: 15 May 1915, Vol. 62, No. 25]

Willett, Alice (Marsh) -- Miss Alice Marsh was born in Sharon Township, near Shelby, Oct. 27, 1845.  In 1861 she was married to John Willet, who preceded her in death about one year and seven months.  In her younger days she became a member of the Lutheran church of Shiloh, of which she remained a member.  She leaves to mourn their loss, three children, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of relatives and friends.  The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Chas. F. Mott, Tuesday afternoon, at the home and the burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.  The family wishes to express their thanks to the neighbors for their kindness and help.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  06 February 1915, Vol. 62, No. 12]

Willett, Alice (Marsh) -- Mrs. W.J. Willett, residing one-half miles south of Plymouth, died Sunday night at 11:30 o'clock at the family home.  She was 69 years old at the time of her death and is survived by two sons and one daughter.  Funeral was held from the home Tuesday at 1 o'clock and the interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  06 February 1915, Vol. 62, No. 12]

Willett, Rachel (Bevier) -- Mrs. Thomas Willett, wife of ex-County Treasurer Willett, died Saturday night at midnight at her home at Plymouth, aged about 68 years.  Her maiden name was Rachel Bevier.  She leaves a husband, three sons, Hiram, Frank and Edward Willtt, of Plymouth;  and two daughters, Mrs. Kate Hills, of Plymouth, and Mrs. Clarence Bevier, of this city.  The funeral services conducted by the Rev. A.C. Miller, of the Lutheran church, took place at Plymouth Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  14 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 74]

Willett, Rachel (Bevier) -- Plymouth.  The funeral of Mrs. Thomas Willett, Sr., took place Monday afternoon at the old homestead at the south edge of town.  Mrs. Willett has been an invalid for several years but not until lately has she been considered dangerously ill.  She passed to her everlasting rest Saturday night about 1 o'clock.  She was the wife of ex-County Treasurer Thomas Willett, who served the county during the early 80's.  Mr. Willett has been blind for the past five or six years and now to ad to his already great affliction the partner of his life's joys and sorrows is taken from him.  The bereaved husband has the sincere sympathy of a host of friends as have the other members of the family also.  They have five children living, who were all present at the obsequies:  Mrs. James Hills, of Wyoming, who came here several weeks ago to visit her parents;  Mrs. Ernest Bevier, of Mansfield;  Frank Willett, of Bucyrus, and Hiram and Professor Ed Willett, of this vicinity.  The services were conducted by the Rev. A.C. Miller, of the Lutheran church.  The music was furnished by two ladies chosen from the Lutheran choir, of which body Professor Willett is the leader.  The services were impressive and were largely attended by our citizens as well as by the host of friends in the adjacent country.  [Semi-Weekly News:  17 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 75]

Willett, Thomas -- Thursday.  A son of ex-County Treasurer Thos. Willett died in Plymouth Township Tuesday evening.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 December 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 30]

Williams, ---- -- Tuesday.  The six-months-old son of B.F. Williams and wife, of West Fourth Street, died at 11 o'clock last night of heart trouble.  The many friends of Mr. & Mrs. Williams sympathize with them in their loss.  The funeral will be held from the residence tomorrow at 3:30 p.m., Rev. Davis officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 May 1892]

Williams, ----

Williams, Billie Lee -- b. 8/9/1926;  d. 3/21/1955;  bur. North Liberty Cem. (North Liberty, OH)  [source:  Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Williams, Clarence E. -- 60Y;  d. 8/31/1955 (heart attack);  h/o Mabel A.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 9/3/1955 & 9/1/1955]

Williams, David -- Lexington.  David Williams, an old and respected resident of this place, died last Wednesday.  He was born in Franklin Co., Pa., in the year of 1831, being 73 years, 9 months, 4 days of age.  He leaves the following brothers and sisters:  John and Mary Williams, Mrs. Sarah George, of this place, Samuel Williams, of Akron, and Mrs. Rebecca Shafer, of Bellville.  The services were conducted by the Rev. J.C. Dole, of the Congregational church, of which he was a life long member, assisted by Rev. O.L. Cook and Rev. H.F. Thompson.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  11 November 1904, Vol. 12, No. 44]

Williams, David -- d. 9/28/1870 at Lexington, consumption;  69y, 11m, 12d;  b. Franklin Co., Penn.;  farmer;  res. Lexington [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Williams, Dinah -- d. 4/10/1870 at Bellville;  82y, 8m, 2d;  b. New York;  housewife;  white;  res. Bellville;  no cause of death [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Williams, Elbert Lee -- d:  9/22/1957 at home, Mansfield;  Native of Marietta, Ga.;  Lived in Mansfield since 1923.  [MNJ 9/23/1957]

Williams, Elizabeth M. -- 93Y;  d. 9/5/1955 at Hillcrest Nursing Home;  b. 3/14/1862 at Cummanan, Wales;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 9/6/1955]

Williams, Frank -- Frank, the two-months-old child of Mr. & Mrs. John Williams, of East Bloom Street, died Wednesday morning and was buried Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  16 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 77]

Williams, Harry -- Lexington.  Harry Williams, died Saturday after a lingering illness of nearly a year.  The deceased was born in New York in 1853, and had lived in Lexington nearly forty years.  The funeral was held at the home of John B. Williams, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Among those in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lantz and son, Lyman, of Mansfield, and Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Erb, of Alta.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  05 February 1902, Vol. 11, No. 5]

Williams, Henry -- King's Corners.  Mr. Henry Williams died last Saturday morning, aged 70 years, 8 months and 8 days.  The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. Durr.  The deceased was buried in Shauck's cemetery.  He leaves one son, two daughters and a wife.   [Butler Enterprise:  25 January 1901, Vol. XIII, No. 4]

Williams, J.J.

Williams, James L. -- d. 5/3/1870 at Mansfield, spasms;  3d;  b. at Mansfield;  res.  3rd. Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Williams, Jane P. -- Died, at her residence in Springfield Township, Richland County, Ohio, on the 24th. Day of February, 1874, Mrs. Jane P. Williams, in the 98th. Year of her age.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 March 1874]


Williams, Jerry -- Bellville.  Jerry Williams, of Lucas, died at the age of 70 years.  He was one of this county's pioneers.  --  [Bellville Star:  22 January 1885, Vol. 8, No. 17]

Williams, Jesse A. -- 70Y;  d. 6/30/1954 at Green Springs, OH;  bur. Bakertown Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  02 July 1954]

Williams, John -- Shelby.  John Williams, aged 13, died Friday of abscess.  Funeral was held Sunday.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  08 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 11]

Williams, John -- Lexington.  The Rev. Mr. Thompson officiated Tuesday at the obsequies of the venerable John Williams, who died Saturday evening aged 80 years, three months, seven days.  He was born in Philadelphia and came here 21 years ago and was esteemed by his intelligence and exemplary character.  His wife died 19 years ago and his children are J.S. Williams, at whose home he died and Capt. Williams, of the regular army who is in Montana.  [Semi-Weekly News:  04 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 45]

Williams, John B.  -- John B. Williams, G.A.R. veteran and oldest member of the McLaughlin post, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles M. Lantz, 3 Vennum avenue, Mansfield, after a short illness, death being due to infirmities of old age.  Mrs. Williams observed his 90th. birthday September 6, 1919.  He came to Lexington in 1853.  When the call came for volunteers in the civil war, Mr. Williams enlisted at the age of 32 years and went through the entire period of the war from July 1, 1861, to September, 1864, being in many close calls, but never receiving as much as a scratch.  The remains were taken to the Memorial Hall where they lay in state from 12 to 2 o'clock, Monday afternoon, later being taken to the Lexington cemetery.  The services, conducted by Rev. W.O. Cantner, of Mansfield, were in charge of McLaughlin post.  Quite a number from Mansfield attended as did many friends from his old home town.  Mr. Williams is survived by one son, Warren of Oregon;  daughter, Mrs. Cahrles Lantz and grandson, Lyman Lantz, of Mansfield.  [Richland County Leader:  16 July 1920, Vol. 1, No. 32]

Williams, John J. -- John J. Williams died at 11 o'clock Thursday at his home, 201 East Fourth Street, aged 78 years.  He was a soldier in the late war, having been a member of Company M, 4th. Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry.  Funeral Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m. at the Christian church under the auspices of the G.A.R.  [Semi-Weekly News:  04 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 72]

Williams, John J. -- The funeral of J.J. Williams took place Sunday from the Christian Church at 3:30 under the auspices of McLaughlin Post, G.A.R.  The Rev. G.M. Kemp delivered the discourse taking as his theme the 5th. verse of the 8th. chapter of Genesis:  "And Abraham gave up the ghost and died at a good old age.  An old man and full of Years."  The floral tributes were profuse and very handsome.  [Semi-Weekly News:  08 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 73]

Williams, Joseph -- Friday.  Joseph Williams, aged about 80, died at his home near Tipton, Mo., Wednesday, of old age.  The remains will be brought back to Lucas, the deceased's old home, tomorrow for burial.  Mr. Williams was one of the old pioneers of this county and will be remembered by the old residents.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 June 1892]

Williams, Lodema -- *see also:  Marian Ellis Williams obituary.

Williams, Lottie -- Mrs. Lottie Williams, 82, of Cleveland, a native of Mansfielder and the widow of Earl Williams, died Saturday afternoon at the St. Alexis Hospital in Cleveland following a brief illness. Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 3, 1887, in Mansfield and lived in Cleveland most of her life. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. John Baki of 2706 Lexington Avenue Rd., and Mrs. Joseph Morganstern of 1406 Hess Lane, and seven nieces and nephews of California. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Georgia. [Mansfield News Journal - Monday June 29, 1970]

Williams, Lulu Mae -- GALION - Lulu Mae Williams formerly of 157 First Ave. died Thursday at Mansfield Memorial Homes. She was a 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church and also the King's Daughters Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Surviving are one son, Paul E. of Ontario, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, Rolland L. Williams preceded her in death Nov. 13, 1980. Two brothers also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Volk-Richardson Funeral Home by the Rev. George E. Bender. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Submitted by Jess. [Mansfield News Journal: 25 November 1983]

Williams, Lydia -- Mifflin.  Mrs. Lydia Williams died last Thursday, aged seventy ---- years.  She was buried on Saturday, the -----, A.A. Scruggs, of Perrysville conducting the funeral services.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  24 November 1887, Vol. 4, No. 2]

Williams, Marian Ellis -- Died, On the 18th. of March, 1867, Marian Ellis, son of Hiram and Mary Elizabeth Williams, of Springfield Tp., aged 2 years, 7 months and 17 days.  On the 19th. of March, Lodema, daughter of the same parents, aged 1 year, 3 months and 16 days -- both with Scarlutina [sic], and only children of these afflicted parents.  They were buried in one grave.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 April 1867]

Williams, Mrs. Jacob -- Mrs. Jacob Williams, mother of Mrs. P.J. Schmunk of Home Avenue and Mrs. Jas. Barrett of S. Foster Street, died Friday night at her home near Upper Sandusky, of stomach trouble.  Mrs. <<consult microfilm for remainder of article>> [Mansfield (OH) Daily News:  27 March 1909]

Williams, Mrs. M.

Williams, Mrs. M.W. -- Plymouth.  One of the saddest events it has been our duty to record is the death of Mrs. M.W. Williams.  Fore more than a year past she has been failing steadily with the dread disease consumption and in the past few weeks has sunk rapidly and her death was expected at any time.  She lingered along until 8:40 p.m. Tuesday when she breathed her last.  To add to the sad occurrence, her husband was taken very suddenly on Sunday with what Dr. Fackler pronounced the American cholera, and all day Monday the two were lying at death's door and it seemed as though they would both be taken together.  On Tuesday Mr. Williams was slightly improved and he was told that his wife could live but a short time.  He immediately became worse, but rallied during the afternoon and seemed resigned to the impending loss.  Death relieved the wife during the evening and although still alive, Mr. Williams is far from being out of danger.  A fourteen-months-old child is left motherless by the sad blow.  The babe is a constant care and is far from being well.  The remains were taken to the old home of the deceased at Lexington at 9:15 this (Thursday) morning.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  18 August 1887, Vol. 3, No. 38]

Williams, Muriel -- Muriel, the 2-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Williams, died Monday evening at 6:45 o'clock at the home of her parents on Blymyer Avenue.  She had been ill for the past few days.  The indirect cause of her death is thought to have been from some matches which she found last Wednesday.  At this time she had been taking her nap in her crib upstairs and when she awoke, she got hold of some matches which were on a place where it was supposed, of course, they would be out of the way of the children.  When Mrs. Williams came upstairs she found what the child had been doing and medical attention was secured.  The child had been thought to be getting better, but grew worse instead and passed away Monday evening.  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 93]

Williams, Nellie C. -- 75Y;  d. 5/??/1954 at Brazil, IN;  w/o William E.  [MNJ 5/17/1954]

Williams, Sarah -- Mrs. Sarah Williams, residing near Galion (OH) and an only sister of Col. B. Burns, died at her residence last Saturday afternoon, of typhoid pneumonia, aged 67 years.  Mrs. Williams was one of the pioneer settlers of Crawford County, having resided there for the past forty years.  Col. Burns and family attended the funeral in Galion last Monday afternoon.  [Ohio Liberal:  06 March 1878]

Williams, Rev. T.L.

Williams, Thomas -- 40Y;  d. 12/12/1955 at Galion City Hosp., Galion, OH;  b. 4/10/1915 at Dublin, MS;  h/o Alma;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 12/12/1955]

Williams, Thomas A. -- d. 8/19/1870 at Monroe Twp., flux;  2y, 5d;  b. Monroe Twp.;  farmer's son;  res. Monroe Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Williams, William R. -- 69Y;  d. 6/7/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 5/30/1885 at Mansfield;  s/o William B. & Rachel (Williams) Williams;  mem. Grace Episcopal Church;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  07 June 1954]

Williard, Hannah Dudley -- Friday.  Mrs. Hannah Dudley Williard, sister of Mrs. Z.S. Stocking, died in Cleveland, April 1st., aged about 55 years.  The funeral services will take place in Cleveland today and the remains will arrive here Saturday morning at 11:20 on the B.&O. railroad.  The remains will be met at the depot by friends and taken directly to the cemetery, where a short service will be conducted by Rev. J.W. Hubbell, of the congregational church.  The remains will be placed in the vault for the present.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 April 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 47]

Williard, Henry

Willis, Dora (Hafer)

Willis, Dora (Hafer) -- Mrs. Curtis Willis died Wednesday at her home in Shelby, aged 24 years, 11 months and 7 days.  She met with an accident several weeks ago which was followed by typhoid fever and culminated in her death.  Her maiden name was Dora Hafer and she formerly lived in this city.  A sister, Mrs. Marion Taylor, resides near the city.  She leaves a husband and three children, Clayton, aged seven, Nellie, five, and Ethel, four.  The funeral took place at Shelby Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  24 November 1896]

Willis, Jason B. -- Mansfield,  Jason B. Willis, 19, of 1400 Marion died Tuesday afternoon in Mansfield General Hospital.  He was born March 7, 1973, in Mansfield, where he lived all his life.  He was a former employee of Old Country Buffet.  He was a member of Community Baptist Church and a graduate of Mansfield Senior High in 1992/  Surviving are his parents, Terry and Sandra Willis of Mansfield; a brother Matthew A. Willis of Mansfield; two sisters, Sarah D. Willis of Mansfield and Kari A. Binion of Steam Corners; his paternal grandparents Carl R. and Henrietta Willis of Mansfield; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Erickson of Newcomerstown; his great-grandmother, Ruby
Willis of Lexington, and several aunts and uncles.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Vaughn E. Erickson.  Calling hours are Thursday from 7 to 9 PM at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 AM at the Community Baptist Church by Rev. William R. Thurber.  Burial will be in Lexington cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Baptist church or to the family. Submitted by Linda
and Shirley.  Typed by Beth Moore (Mansfield News Journal 11 Feb. 1993. p. 8C)

Willis, John -- DIED OF HIS INJURIES -- Following, from yesterday's Tiffin Advertiser, will be read with regret by many here who knew John Willis in the days when he was a manly, active young fellow, a favorite polo player and before he fell under the wiles of the strumpet, who was the cause of his ruin.  He married a daughter of the notorious Matt Ross several years ago, since which time he has disappeared from the city and from the thoughts of his former friends:  John Willis, barkeeper at Mattie Ross' house of ill-fame, died at his home on River Street, at the tunnel, at 12:50 o'clock this afternoon, and the cause of his death is the source of much uneasiness to several individuals  At 1 o'clock Tuesday night, September 10, several men knocked at the door of the Ross mansion and asked admittance.  The door was opened, but before they entered the landlady and Willis got into a discussion over the matter and when one of the visitors made a remark that Willis didn't like, he (Willis) grasped a heavy cross bar used to fasten the door, and rushed out at them.  He struck one of the men and felled him to the ground.  One of the others then came to his companion's assistance and struck Willis, knocking him down.  Willis walked to his home arriving there he went up stairs and lay down.  He complained of a pain in his right temple and soon became unconscious, in which condition he remained most of the time until his death.  Willis' mother, Mrs. Mary Willis, a poor widow, living in Mansfield, was summoned and came and stayed with her son during his illness.  She is well night of heart broken over the affair.  The dead man leaves a widow with a babe in her arms and with prospects of additional family cares in the near future.  Coroner Lepper took charge of the body, will hold an inquest tonight and the result of his inquiry will be made public in a few days.  The body will be shipped to Ashland, where Willis was born twenty-four years ago the 25th. of last month, for interment tomorrow.  There are many stories afloat as to the identity of the parties implicated, but for the present we withhold the names.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 19]

Willis, Mary -- Monday.  Mrs. Mary Willis, wife of U. Willis, of East Fourth Street, died yesterday at 2:30 p.m. after an illness of about one month.  She was first taken with la grippe, succeeded by pneumonia and lastly paralysis added to the complication and caused her death.  Her age was 59 years, 4 months and 6 days, and she leaves her husband and five children to mourn the loss of a good wife and mother.  Mrs. Willis was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and an earnest, devoted Christian woman.  The funeral will take place tomorrow at 3 p.m. from the family residence.  The services will be conducted by Rev. D.W. Smith.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 May 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 52]

Willis, Sadie H. -- 85Y;  wid/o Louis;  d. 4/20/1955 at Detroit, MI;  former Mansfield resident  [MNJ 4/22/1955]

Willock, Kate V. -- A dispatch from Philadelphia says that Miss Kate V. Willock, a niece of the late General W.T. Sherman and Senator John Sherman, of Ohio, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Jacob S. Breetem, in that city Wednesday.  She was 63 years of age and a native of Ohio.  She formerly lived with Denator Sherman's family in Washington.  The funeral services were held at Philadelphia, this afternoon, and the body taken to Lancaster, O., for burial.  The deceased visited in this city frequently in former years spending a number of summers here with the Sherman family and is well remembered by many citizens.  [Mansfield News: 29 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 153]

Willour, Margaret -- Mrs. Margaret Willour for many years a resident of Mansfield, died in Cleveland, Oct. 23.  Funeral services at the home were conducted by the Rev. carry E. Gregory.  Interment in Woodland cemetery.  The floral tributes were especially beautiful, betokening the sympathy of many friends.   [Mansfield Daily News:  29 October 1901, Vol. 17, No. 204]

Wills, Elizabeth -- d. 3/18/1868 at Springfield Twp.;  72y;  white;  cause:  dropsy;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wills, Sidney -- Bellville.  Sidney, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wills, died after a few days illness, and was buried last Friday.  --  [Bellville Star:  29 January 1885, Vol. 8, No. 18]
 

Wilmoth, Edward Charles. -- Butler.  Edward Charles Wilmoth, two, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Wilmoth, 1604 Kenmore Dr., died in Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Tuesday evening after an illness of six weeks. Edward was born in Butler May 30, 1971. Surviving besides his parents are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Wilmoth of 1594 Kenmore Dr. and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Walters, Mabee Rd. Services will be conducted at Finefrock’s Saturday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Richard Yaussy, pastor of the Ontario United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday afternoon and evening.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley.  Typed by Terri McGrath.  [Mansfield News Journal: January 17, 1974, pg. 40.]

Wilson, ---- -- Independence.  An infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Wilson was buried here last Saturday.  It died of cholera infantum and was four months old.  --  [Bellville Star:  31 July 1884, Vol. 7, No. 44]

Wilson, ---- -- Bellville.  An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Wilson died on Thursday and was buried on Saturday.  --  [Bellville Star:  10 May 1888, Vol. 11, No. 33]

Wilson, Americus Alexander --- FRANKLIN, Letter From Oregon Tells of Death of Former Resident -- The following is an abstract from a letter written to your correspondent by Mrs. Leroy Morthland, of Ashland, Ore.:  Americus Alexander Wilson, who was born in Richland county, Ohio, July, 1854, was found dead in his orchard Jan. 28 death evidently being due to heart failure.  He was laid to rest beside his wife in Mountain View cemetery.  He leaves three sons, the eldest being 14 years of age, two brothers and two sisters, one brother and sister in Washington, one sister in Pomona, Cal, and one brother in Nebraska.  Mr. Johnson, an Ohio man, is mayor of Ashland and used to live near Mr. Wilson in Washington.  He knew him for twenty years and says he was a man of noble qualities.  Submitted by Faye and Jean.  [The Mansfield News:  Wednesday, February 12, 1913] 

Wilson, Americus Alexander -- The very many friends of Americus A. Wilson will be grieved to learn of his death which is announced by a letter just received by his cousin, J. L. Feldler, of Willow street, of  this city.  A. A. Wilson, or “Mack” as he was called by his associates, is a native of Richland County, born in Worthington Township, about 1853, attended Greentown Academy, where he received a liberal education and engaged in school teaching in this and adjoining counties.  Early in the eighties he came to Mansfield and studied law with the firm of Pritchard & Wolfe and was admitted to the bar.  W. N. Ruby was his warm friend and associate in the law office and both were admitted to the bar about the same time.  They both went to the territory of Washington and entered into the practice of their chosen profession at Colfax, Whitman county, where they continued for a time, then removing to Palouse twenty miles away.  They separated, Mr. Ruby going to Colorado Springs where he now is, and Mr. Wilson after some years, going to Ashland, Ore., where he has since made his home and where he died Jan. 28.  After settling at Colfax, Mr. Wilson came back to his old Perrysville home and married Miss Jennie Humphreys, who joined with him in his far-western home, but they were soon separated by her early death.  He afterwards married a Washington lady, by whom he had three children, and death again separated them by taking away the mother of his children.  His removal from Palouse occurred about the year 1907 and was intended as a change beneficial to his late wife, whose health was failing.  He is survived by his children, his sister, Agnes, of Denver, Col., a brother, Calvin, and another sister, Mrs. Harper, who live in the far west.  Those who knew him best, will remember “Mack” Wilson and fondly cherish his sterling qualities that commanded respect at every turn.  The writer of this notice regrets his inability to give more minute details of this worthy friend and brother.  N. M. W.  Submitted by Faye and Jean.  [The Mansfield News: February 4, 1913]

Wilson, Ardella Reeder -- 77Y;  d. 4/8/1955 at home, Butler;  wid/o William Earl (d. 2/1955);  b. 1/13/1878;  bur. Bunker Hill Cem.  [MNJ 4/8/1955 & 4/9/1955]

Wilson, Arlo -- The young man who died in Cleveland of diphtheria, in reference to which a dispatch was sent to Marshal Patton, has been identified as the son of Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Wilson, of Butler.  The young man's name is Arlo Wilson and he was 21 years of age.  A Cleveland paper publishes a cut of the young man and some facts in regard to his career in the Forest City.  Some trouble was experienced in identifying the young man until his parents sent a photograph of him.   [Semi-Weekly News:  20 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 85]

Wilson, Arlo -- Butler.  It was a sad duty that called Oscar Wilson to Cleveland last Thursday.  A telegram had been received here by John Wilson stating that Walter A. Wilson was dead at Cleveland and asking what disposal should be made of the body.  John Wilson has a son Walter, but he is at home at present,  Knowing that Oscar Wilson had a son Arlo in Cleveland, he turned the telegram over to him.  This resulted in Oscar Wilson taking a trip to Cleveland where he ascertained that the dead boy was his own son, but his remains had been buried in potter's field previous to his arrival in the city.  It seems that Arlo had changed his name to Walter on his leaving home, hence the difficulty in recognizing the name.  Mr. Wilson returned home from Cleveland Friday night.  The facts of the sad ending of Arlo Wilson are about as follows:  He left his home in this place about a year and a half ago.  For some time he was in Mansfield, but some difficulty occasioned his departure from that city and when next heard from he was in Cleveland.  Up to a few weeks ago Arlo was waiting table in a restaurant, where he became infatuated with a waiter girl.  They became rather intimate and the intimacy resulted in the couple occupying a suite of rooms as man and wife.  It appears from what the girl says of the affair that Arlo urged her to marry him, but the request was refused repeatedly.  Becoming despondent because the girl would not accede to his wishes he procured some poison and took it with suicidal intent while lying very ill with diphtheria.  The girl refused to nurse him when he became so ill that it was plain that death was a question of only a few hours, and left him.  It is not known if he was alone when he died or not.  The girl appeared to feel no compunction when relating to the father the untimely fate of his son, who was only about 19 years of age.  The father and mother have the heartfelt sympathy of all the citizens of Butler in their sad bereavement.  The wayward young man had many warm friends in Mansfield and this place who will regret to learn of his sad fate.  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 86]

Wilson, Arthur Robert

Wilson, Bessie V. (Horner) -- MRS. CHARLES W. WILSON - DIED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT 4:15 AFTER FOUR WEEKS' ILLNESS WITH INFLUENZA - The death of Mrs. Charles Wilson occurred at the family home, 65 Auburn street, Wednesday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock. Mrs. Wilson was taken ill about four weeks ago with influenza. Complications resulting caused her death yesterday. Wednesday morning she realized her condition was very critical and told the members of the family that she was going. Death came in the afternoon as she had predicted. Miss Bessie V. Horner was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. (Lorenzo Dow) Horner and was born in Shelby August 21st, 1883. She was aged 41 years, 8 months and 2 days at the time of her death. She grew to womanhood in Shelby and was united in marriage to C. W. (Charles William) Wilson November 4th, 1905. They went to housekeeping in Shelby and continued to reside here. They were the parents of two children Charles Ned Wilson, who died April 24, 1917 and Billy Ward Wilson, who with his father survives. Mrs. Wilson is also survived by her father, mother, two sisters Mrs. Herman Dick of Cleveland and Mrs, Lloyd Stiner of Shelby and six brothers Boyd Horner of Fostoria, Frank, John, Dow and Ralph of Shelby and James of Chicago. She was a member of the Methodist Church, of the Eastern Star and of the Lady Maccabees. Besides the relatives she is survived by a wide circle of friends who extend their sympathy to the family during their sorrow. The body will lie in state this afternoon and evening and Friday afternoon and evening. The funeral service will be held Saturday morning from the home and will be conducted by Rev. F. A. Gilmore, pastor of the Methodist Church. The body will be laid to rest at Oakland. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Thursday, April 23, 1925]

Wilson, Bruce -- Almost five years ago Bruce Wilson, a former Butler resident, disappeared from his home in Rockwell City, Ia., and no trace of him could be found.  Last week a man of the same town, confessed on his deathbed that he had killed Mr. Wilson and hid his body in a deserted cellar.  A search was made, and as a result the bones of the murdered man were found.  The family here have just received word of the clearing up of Mr. Wilson's mysterious disappearance.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  13 April 1906, Vol. 14, No. 11]

Wilson, Charles Richard

Wilson, Charles W. -- 70Y;  d. 8/31/1955 at Shelby Mem. Hosp., Shelby;  b. 5/20/1885 at Shelby;  bur. Oakland Cem., Shelby.  [MNJ 9/1/1955]

Wilson, Dallas Dane

Wilson, Daniel Webster -- Without the presence of a relative of the deceased the body of the late Capt. Daniel Webster Wilson was consigned to the vault in the Bellville Cemetery Monday afternoon.  But even though he was the last of his family living in Richland County, the last sad rites were not devoid of any of those signs and tokens of love and respect which are usually found when the bier of the departed is surrounded by a large family connection.  Indeed, the funeral was one of the largest ever held in Bellville, there being present besides almost the whole population of Bellville, large delegations from Mansfield, Lexington, Butler and the country around.  On every side were the evidence of love and respect towards the deceased and signs of sincere regret for the loss sustained by the community.  The remains in a handsome casket surrounded by masses of beautiful flowers, roses, lilies, carnations, etc., the gifts of loving friends, lay in state Sunday and Monday in All Souls Universalist church and were viewed by a constant procession of sorrowing neighbors and friends.  When the funeral services began at one o'clock p.m. the auditorium of the church was filled to overflowing and many were unable to gain entrance.  The casket was placed in front of the minister's stand and the large choir occupied the space at the rear of the stand.  The entire nave of the church was filled with the G.A.R. veterans and the Masonic brothers of the deceased, the survivors of the company commanded by the deceased during the civil war -- Co. E, 32nd. O.V.I. -- occupying a place of honor.  Both transepts of the church and the aisles were filled to overflowing with friends and neighbors.  The services were conducted by the pastor of the church, Rev. N.R. Spicer, a personal friend of the deceased, and were impressive by their simplicity and by the evidences of deep feeling underlying them.  In concluding the sermon Mr. Spicer stated that the deceased had been opposed to eulogies at funerals and he would respect that sentiment.  Nevertheless he could not refrain from referring to the deeply religious character of the departed, although he had not identified himself with any church.  During the minister's pastorate of a year the deceased had never missed a service and in him the poor and distressed had always found a friend and helper.  Upon the conclusion of Rev. Mr. Spicer's address, the casket was taken in charge by the Worshipful Master of Bellville lodge F. and A.M.  The solemn ritual of that order was partially recited in the church, and then the funeral procession formed and accompanied the remains to the cemetery where the Masonic rites were concluded and the casket containing the body of the departed brother was committed to the vault.  The casket will remain in the vault for a space of three months and will then be buried in the family lot.  The following named persons were chosen as pallbearers:  Dr. J.P. Lowe, Ault Black, G.J. Ewers, Harry Farber, Wm. Baumonk and L.F. Kochheiser.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  17 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 8] Additional biographical notes:  Daniel Webster Wilson was born in Pittsburg, Pa., April 21, 1840, the son of James and Jane (Gass) Wilson.  The family moved from Pittsburg to Steubenville, O., where the father was a teacher in the public schools, and where he later died.  After the father's death the widow and five small children removed to Bellville, when Daniel was about five years of age.

Wilson, E.B. -- Independence.  E.B. Wilson died quite unexpectedly of consumption about 4 o'clock Tuesday morning.  Will be buried at Bunker Hill in the honors of war Thursday.  --  [Bellville Star:  05 January 1888, Vol. 11, No. 15]

Wilson, E.B. -- Independence.  The funeral of E.B. Wilson at Bunker Hill last Thursday is said to have been one of the largest ever held at that place, some placing the number in attendance at 500.  The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Vincent, of Mansfield.  Mr. Wilson was buried with the honors of war, he having belonged to Samuel Bell Post, G.A.R.  --  [Bellville Star:  12 January 1888, Vol. 11, No. 16]

Wilson, Edith Eleanor -- Miss Edith Wilson, 39, died this morning at the home of her sister Mrs. Albert Adams five miles east of Shelby. She had been confined to her bed for the past ten days. She is survived by her father, A.R. Wilson, four brothers, Charles of Shelby, Fred of California, Robert of Shelby, Claus of Fremont and two sisters Mrs. Albert Adams of near Shelby and Mrs. Herbert Entz of Pennsylvania. The body was removed to the Barkdull Funeral Home and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Tuesday, April 26, 1932, page 1]

Wilson, Edith Eleanor -- FUNERAL NOTICE - The funeral of Edith Eleanor Wilson will be held from the Barkdull Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. F.E. Howell of Mansfield in charge of the services. Interment will take place in Oakland cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Funeral Home this evening from 7:30 to 9 o'clock. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Wednesday, April 27, 1932, page 3]

Wilson, Eli -- DIED at his residence in Shelby on Thursday the 17th. of June, A.D. 1869, ELI WILSON, aged about 80 years.  Thus has passed away another of the original pioneers of Shelby.   There are still others remaining, but they came into the country subsequent to the time that Mr. Wilson took up his residence in this locality.  It has been our privilege, to have much intercourse with the deceased since we have become a resident of Shelby, and think it now out of place to give a somewhat extended notice of his history, as gathered from a memorandum handed to us, as well as from himself during our business relations with him.  Mr. Wilson was born on the 29th. of August, 1789 in Weston, Fairfield County, Conn., of "poor parentage", and was "bound out" until he became 14 years of age.  He was afterwards apprenticed to learn the carpenter trade, which he followed until the war of 1812 -- at which time he was twenty-three years of age.  He was married to Mabel Barnes, October 10th. 1807, with whom he lived until December 10th., 1868, when she died -- living together over 60 years.  Upon the breaking out of the war of 1812, he enlisted in the 25th. Regiment, U.S.A., raised at Hartford, Conn., leaving that place for Burlington, Vt., on Oct. 1st.  On the march he was taken sick and left at Cambridge, New York, until December, when he was ordered to return with Captain Bradley to recruit a second company.  In the Spring of 1813, they again rejoined their regiment then stationed within four miles of Lake Ontario.  A short time afterwards, they crossed the Niagara River to attack Ft. George on the Canada side.  They landed under a heavy fire of musketry and a 24 pounder, and formed their lines, but were driven back several times.  After a severe engagement they succeeded in capturing the Fort.  The enemy blew up the magazine and took the road to the Lewistown Heights.  The next day they followed the enemy, but not succeeding in overtaking them, they returned to the Fort and remained there until October following, in the mean time they were engaged at various times in skirmishes with the enemy.  About that time an expedition was organized for the purpose of taking Montreal.  They collected about three hundred boats in which the army embarked.  They proceeded down the lake as far as Granadon Island, which is near Sackett's Harbor at the head of the St. Lawrence, where they remained six days, and then re-embarked and again proceeded down the St. Lawrence River -- passing eight guns, under heavy fire, of two hours duration.  They proceeded on down the river, and had several sharp engagements.  Mr. Wilson had been several months on board, previous to those engagements -- and in one of them the Americans lost two of their vessels.  The Americans were defeated -- lost quite a number, killed and wounded and were finally compelled to abandon their campaign.  At French Mills the Americans were to have been joined by Gen. Hampton's Army, which now had been withdrawn to Plattsburg on account of the dispute between two Generals as to who should command the forces.  In consequence of which the troops, with whom Mr. Wilson served, were compelled to go into winter quarters.  In February following was discharged, took up his march for Burlington Vermont, where he was paid, and mustered out of service.  He now again commenced to work at his trade, until the year 1818 when a company was formed in his neighborhood to emigrate to the State of Ohio.  They made the journey all the way in wagons, crossing the Allegheny mountains, and arrived here about the 20th. of April 1818.  He first purchased the land on which West Shelby now stands and erected his house thereon.  He remained on the same about six years, making some improvements, and then sold it to James Gamble.  He immediately afterwards purchased the quarter section which he owned until his decease, except such as he sold from time to time, in laying out additions to the village of Shelby.  At the time of his first settlement here, this was then a part of Bloominggrove Township, but afterwards was divided, and Sharon Township erected, leaving Mr. Wilson and the late Stephen Marvin, the first settlers within the limits of what is now Sharon township.  The county was then an unbroken wilderness, but gradually others, whose names are familiar to many of our citizen, came and settled around those early pioneers, until by their united enterprise and industry, the village has grown to its present importance and the country surrounding it became peculiarly productive and beautiful.  In the location of the S.M. & N.R.R. particular credit is due to the energy and labors of Mr. Wilson.  When the charter was applied for, he was made one of the commissioners, to form the company.  Then commenced the agitation in regard to the location of the Rail Road.  The citizens of Mansfield and vicinity were in favor of the route through Ganges, and would think of no other.  Mr. Wilson at length insisted, that those having the matter in charge, should at least ride along the route proposed by him by way of Shelby, before locating it elsewhere.  So soon as the Engineer passed over the Shelby route, to the surprise of all concerned, he declared it to be the most practicable and cheapest route, and finally it was located thereon.  Mr. Wilson was a Mason, and was buried by the Fraternity on Saturday the 19th. of June.  The following proceedings of Shelby Lodge F.A. & A.M. reported by a committee, were ordered to be spread upon the records of the Lodge.  IN MEMORIAM -- Brother Eli Wilson was one of the first settlers of Richland County, Ohio, and assisted in laying out the present enterprising village of Shelby.  He has left many monuments to his industry, good taste, and prudent economy.  Brother Wilson was in early life a member of Norwalk Lodge Conn. and has been an exemplary member of the Fraternity for more than fifty years.  And now that Brother has been called from life's labor by Him who doth all things after the counsels of His own will, and while be bow in humble submission, let us remember the divine injunction "the ye also ready".  In this hour of affliction we extend to the family and friends of the deceased our sympathy and the consolation of our mutual sorrow.  The funeral was largely attended by citizens and friends, and a sermon preached upon the occasion by Rev. W.W. Anderson at the Presbyterian church.   [Shelby Independent News:  01 July 1869, Vol. 1, No. 34]

Wilson, Eli -- d. 6/17/1869 at Shelby;  79y, 9m, 17d;  b. Fairfield, Conn.;  farmer;  white;  cause:  paralysis;  res. Richland Co.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wilson, Eliza Virginia (Medary) -- Monday -- The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Virginia Wilson, who died Sunday, was held at her late residence, 148 Sherman Avenue, at 3 p.m. today. Later in the same paper, a more thorough obituary appeared as follows: Mrs. Eliza Virginia Wilson died at the residence of her son-in-law, L.L. Stark, No. 146 Sherman Avenue, at 10:30 o'clock p.m., Saturday, Mar. 14. Mrs. Wilson was born at Georgetown, D.C., Aug. 12, 1824, and came from Columbus to this city about 12 years ago. She was the wife of the late Henry Wilson, United States Navy, and daughter of the late Governor Samuel Medary and a sister of the Hon. W.W. Medary and Mrs. Thomas Sparrow of Columbus. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. W.W. Stark of No. 209 Marion Avenue and Mrs. L.L. Stark of No. 146 Sherman Avenue, and one son, S.M. Wilson of Baltimore, Md. Funeral services were held at her late residence, No. 146 Sherman Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by Rev. Foster. Burial private. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 45]

Wilson, Ella (Gloyd)

Wilson, Emery -- Mt. Zion.  Emery, eldest son of Samuel and Mary E. Wilson, departed this life Sabbath evening, Aug. 5th., aged 16 years, 8 months and 9 days.  He was a victim of that fateful disease of consumption.  The deceased was one of Mt. Zion's most promising young men.  As much so as can be said of any his life was blameless.  At a little past 12 years of age he became a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran church.  His life was full of warmth and sunshine and yet its greatest beauty was its purity.  He was an active member of the Christian Endeavor Society.  The funeral took place from the church Tuesday forenoon.  The house was filled to overflowing and the services, conducted by the pastor, Rev. S.P. Kieffer, were tender and touching.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 13]

Wilson, Eunice -- Mrs. Eunice WILSON, 70, passed away Saturday afternoon at her home, 29 1/2 Second Street.  She had been ill only three days.  Her husband, William WILSON, preceded her in death a few months ago.  She is survived by two grandchildren, Mrs. Eunice SPAHR of Shelby and Theodore MEAD of Chicago; two nieces, Mrs. Charles KIMPEL of Steuben and Mrs. Joe EARICK of Shelby; two step-daughters, Mrs. Della FERRIS and Mrs. Myrtle McGUIRE, of Chicago, and a great-grandchild, Eileane SPAHR of Shelby.    Submitted by Terry.  [Shelby Daily Globe:  01 March 1937]

Wilson, Frank -- Frank Wilson, a son of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Wilson, died Saturday at his home in Shelby, having been a long sufferer with consumption.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 at the Methodist church.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  08 March 1909]

Wilson, George -- A young man named George Wilson, of Richland County, Ohio, committed suicide by hanging himself in his father's mill, in consequence of having been charged with inconstancy by a young lady to whom he was engaged to be married.  [New Hampshire Gazette:  04 November 1834]

Wilson, H. -- H. Wilson died Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at his home on Summit Street.  He has a wife and two sons, Frank and William.  Funeral Monday.  Interment at Newville.  [Semi-Weekly News:  14 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 74]

Wilson, Harry -- Butler.  Mrs. Harriet Wilson received a telegram Monday stating that her son, Harry, had been killed at Eagle Grove, Iowa.  The dispatch did not say how he had been killed or give any of the particulars.  He leaves a wife and two children.  [Bellville Messenger:  11 May 1906, Vol. 14, No. 15]

Wilson, Hattie W. -- Mrs. Hattie W. Wilson, wife of Alfred (actually Arthur Robert) Wilson, died at 9:45 o'clock this morning at the family home, 10 Grove Avenue, death being due to jaundice. She had been sick the last year and had been confined to her bed the last five weeks. Everything possible was done by physicians and family, but the death messenger ended her sufferings this morning. She was 50 years old and is survived by her husband and seven children, Charles W., Edith, Fred, Lillian, Robert and Claus and Mrs. Albert Adams. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and will be conducted by Rev. Eglin, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment in Oakland cemetery. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Thursday, March 13, 1913, page 5]

Wilson, Hiram -- Shelby ... Hiram Wilson, one of the old pioneers of Shelby, died after a short illness, at his residence, on High School avenue, Tuesday of this week.  His funeral was held on Friday afternoon and was one of the largest ever held in Shelby.  Mr. Wilson came to Shelby when there were but one or two log cabins in the place.  He was in his seventieth year.  [Ohio Liberal:  13 August 1884, Vol. 12, No. 18]

Wilson, Hiram -- DIED -- At Shelby, August 4th., Hiram Wilson, aged near 70 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 21 August 1884, Vol. 34, No. 40]

Wilson, Irena Jane

Wilson, James Miller -- Mr. James Miller Wilson, a veteran of the Mexican War and a private in the War of the Rebellion, died Saturday morning at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Butler, two miles south of the city, at an advanced age.  Mr. Wilson's father was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and his eldest brother in the War of 1812.  He died of chronic dysentery, a disease he contracted while in the service and which made him an invalid.  The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, and the remains were interred in the cemetery of this city with military honors.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  08 October 1885, Vol. 35, No. 47]

Wilson, Jane -- DIED -- Thursday, April 30, at the residence of Mrs. R.L. Avery, Miss Jane Wilson, in the seventy-fifth year of her age.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  21 May 1885, Vol. 35, No. 27]

Wilson, Jane -- BUTLER -- Mrs. Jane Wilson, aged 59 years, died suddenly Friday of last week while sitting in her chair.  She is survived by her husband, Frank Wilson.  Funeral services were held at the M.E. church, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.W. Cleland, assisted by Rev. Mr. Obee.  The Pythian Sisters and Rebekahs, of which she was a member, attended in a body and also held services at the home Saturday evening.  Mrs. Wilson was also an Eastern Star, and several members of Bellville lodge called at the home Sunday to view the body.  The Fredericktown Eastern Stars had charge of the services at the Fredericktown cemetery, where the remains were interred Monday.  Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were:  Mrs. Wilson's sister of Canton;  Mr. Wilson's sister of Fredericktown;  J.W. Hetter and family of Mansfield;  Chester Merwin and family of Ankenytown;  W.A. Price and wife, S.W. Fitch and wife and Oscar Flippo of Newark.  [Richland County Leader:  04 March 1921, Vol. 2, No. 12]

Wilson, Jane (Gass) -- Bellville.  A dispatch has been received announcing the death of Mrs. Jane Wilson, at Washington, D.C., at 4 o'clock, Wednesday morning.  Her remains will arrive here this Thursday afternoon.  The funeral will take place at the Presbyterian church to-morrow, Friday, at 2 o'clock.  --  [Bellville Star:  17 April 1884, Vol. 7, No. 29]

Wilson, Jane (Gass) -- Bellville.  Died, in Washington, D.C., April 16, 1884, Mrs. Jane Wilson, aged 81 years and 10 days.  Mrs. Wilson, whose maiden name was Jane Gass, was born near Cannonsburg, Pa., April 6, 1803.  She united with the Presbyterian church when a young woman and lived a consistent Christian life.  She was married to James Wilson, a teacher by profession, who was born in Virginia.  Soon after their marriage they moved to Pittsburg, where all of their family of six children, three sons and three daughters, except the youngest daughter, were born.  The youngest son died at the age of three years.  From Pittsburg they moved to Steubenville, Ohio, where the youngest daughter was born, and soon after this Mr. Wilson died.  Not long after the death of her husband, Mrs. Wilson, with her family of five small children, came to Bellville, where she resided till about four years ago, when, in consequence of her enfeebled health, she consented to go to Washington to live with her daughter, Mrs. Rush.  Two daughters died and are buried here.  Two sons and son daughter are still living.  Her remains arrived in Bellville on the afternoon train on Thursday and were taken to the residence of a friend, Mr. J.C. Potts, to await the time of the funeral, which took place at the Presbyterian church, on Friday, at 2 o'clock p.m.  Rev. W.W. Anderson preached the funeral discourse, assisted in the exercises by Rev. H.L. Canfield and Rev. J.W. Kapp.  His text was the appropriate language of Paul in II Tim. 4:6, "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand".  The sermon was delivered in his usual able and impressive manner, and was listened to with close attention by the audience.  The music rendered by the choir composed of members of both the Presbyterian and Methodist choirs, added very much to the solemnity of the occasion.  There was but one relative present, her son D.W. Wilson, who accompanied her remains from Washington.  Her other son, B.F. Wilson, who resides in Iowa, could not attend in consequence of the distance and poor health.  Her only surviving daughter, Mrs. Rush, was unable to attend in consequence of impaired health, caused by her long continued and close attention to her mother during her last sickness.  -- M.  --  [Bellville Star:  24 April 1884, Vol. 7, No. 30]

Wilson, Joel -- d. 12/29/1868 at Ontario;  56y, 4m;  b. Virginia;  white;  res. tubercular consumption;  res. Ontario  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wilson, John L. -- Monday.  John L. Wilson, a plasterer, residing on Vennum Avenue, died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon of pneumonia, which was the result of la grippe.  He leaves a wife and three children.  The funeral will be held from the residence tomorrow.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 June 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 3]

Wilson, John Williams -- John Williams Wilson, the subject of this sketch, was born Jan. 8, 1830; died at his late home on Newville Street at 7:30 o’clock Wednesday evening.  March 30, 1904, at the advanced age of 74 years, 2 months and 22 days.  His death resulted from the complication of diseases incident to old age.  The funeral services was held at the Methodist Protestant church on the Saturday, April 2, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Ocheltree, and assisted by Rev. Scott.  The remains were laid to their final resting place in the family lot in the Butler cemetery, whither they were followed by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends.  John W. Wilson, the son of William W. & Elizabeth (Williams) Wilson, was one of a family of seven children.  He was born in this locality, in a house which stood but a few rods from the cemetery in which he is now buried.  His boyhood and early manhood, were spent working on his father’s farm.  Reaching the age of 22 years, he decided to strike out for himself.  Accordingly he left the home of his parents, and, together with a party of ten adventurous spirits, started for the gold-fields of California.  After a wearisome journey of three months duration he arrived at his destination, and immediately began prospecting and mining.  In this pursuit he spent about 18 months, meeting with a fair degree of success.  Returning from the Golden state to Ohio, he again located in Butler, and with the proceeds of his mining life he erected a hotel building on Main Street, which at present is owned by James Pearce.  The ensuing two years of his life was passed in Amity, Knox County, Ohio, where he owned and conducted a dry goods store.  Together with this business he conducted a photograph gallery, and it was during this time that he meet Miss Meranda Minteer, who afterwards became his first wife.  On April 2, 1857, he was united in marriage to this lady, who died in 1864.  To this union were born 4 boys.  In the year of his marriage the young couple went to Keokuk county, Iowa, where they began housekeeping.  Here he was engaged n the sawmill business for two years, the balance of the time until 1862 being occupied in farming.  At the call of President Lincoln in 1861 for volunteer troops to defend the flag.  Mr. Wilson left wife and babies and went to the front, enlisting as a private in Company E, 30th. Iowa Volunteer Infantry.  During his term of service he was made Corporal, afterwards becoming second sergeant.  His was a creditable war record, and one of which he was justly proud.  In his three years of loyal service he participated in 22 historical battles, important among which were those of Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain.  Besides these battles, he was with his company in 9 skirmishes and with Sherman’s Brigade on his famous march to the sea.  He was mustered out on June 5, 1865, after 3 years of faithful service to his country.  It was during his army life that his health became impaired and the seeds of disease sown that eventually caused his death.  Returning from the war at the conclusion of hostilities, he again became a resident of Butler, engaged in farming.  On April <<missing text>> Harriet A., daughter of Thomas B. & Marilla Andrews and widow of John Clever.  The fruits of this marriage were 9 children, all of whom survives him except one, who died in infancy.  In public life he was ever a conspicuous figure.  For many years he was an honored member of the village council, his judgment in public matters being invariably on the right side and his opinions sought.  He served as Mayor for two years, his administration being marked with good, common sense business judgment.  For almost a score of years he was identified with the Board of Education, taking a great interest in educational matters.  He only retired from active public life when his health compelled him to do so.  Mr. Wilson was a charter member of Samuel Bell Post, No. 536, G.A.R. serving as commander for a period.  For years he belonged to the Knights of Honor, in which society he carried a life insurance policy.  In his religious life he was raised a Baptist, his parents being members of that denomination.  For the past 20 years of his life, however, he with his wife and members of his family, has been connected with the Methodist Protestant church.  As long as he was able to do so he attended church services regularly, but for the past several years he was unable to attend because of deafness and his other afflictions.  He was very well versed in scriptural matters, always reasoning with clearness and wisdom concerning Biblical topics.  As a citizen and a man, all who knew him must speak a good  word of him.  Kindness and good nature shone from every feature of his countenance.  Meeting an old comrade or friend, he had a friendly word of greeting for them.  Full of good humor and joviality, all who were acquainted with him had a high regard for his genuine worth.  He was an active, strenuous, busy life one devoted to the welfare of his family, in whom he took his utmost pleasure.  In his declining years he took the greatest pleasure in his family, nothing giving him greater enjoyment than to have them about him.  By strict economy and careful management he accumulated a nice sum of money to provide for the wants of his widow.  But better than all else is this legacy to his bereaved family the memory of a good, kind and loving husband and father.  [Butler Times:  09 April 1904, Vol. XI, No. 15]

Wilson, Mabel Barnes -- DIED in Shelby, Ohio, Mabel Barnes Wilson.  She was born at Norwalk, Connecticut, December 25th., 1790, and died December 10th., 1868, aged 77 years, 11 months and 15 days.  She was married October 10th., 1807 -- living with her now aged husband over sixty years.  She was the mother of 14 children of which eight are still living;  she had twenty-nine grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren.   Her funeral took place on last Sabbath.  The funeral service was preached in the Lutheran church by Rev. J.F. Shearer, the house being filled, and many left unable to gain an entrance.  Her remains were followed to the grave by sixty relatives and a large number of neighbors and friends.  She with her husband, and the late Stephen Marvin and wife, were the first four white inhabitants of what is now Sharon Township.  Thus one by one, our aged pioneers pass away.  A few years ago when we first took up residence here, yet quite a number could meet together, and talk over the olden times.  Now but a very few remain, soon all will have passed away.  Let their few remaining days and years be made as comfortable as possible, and their pathway to the tomb smoothed by the hands of affectionate care, for ere long, the last one will be borne to the long home.  [Shelby Independent News:  17 December 1868, Vol. 1, No. 6]

Wilson, Margaret -- The funeral of Margaret A. Wilson will be attended at the Presbyterian Church, to-morrow (Sunday) at 12 o'clk.  The ordinary services at half past 10 will be omitted.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  15 September 1855, Vol. 2, No. 49]

Wilson, Mary Adora

Wilson, Matilda -- Mrs. Matilda Wilson died at her home on North Diamond Street, Sunday, at noon, at the age of 74 years.  In last June she suffered an attack of apoplexy and has been confined to her bed ever since that time.  The deceased leaves one son, Frank Wilson, of North Diamond Street, with whom she made her home.  She also leaves four brothers, William, David, and John Booker, of Napoleon, and Alfonso Booker, residing in Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Tharp, living in Oklahoma.  Funeral services Tuesday at 8 o'clock a.m., the Rev. Bruce Brown, of the Christian church, officiating.  Burial at Newville.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  22 September 1905, Vol. 17, No. 33 as re-printed from the Monday edition of the Mansfield News]

Wilson, Mrs. A.A. -- Wednesday.  The remains of Mrs. A.A. Wilson who died in the state of Washington, passed through this city this forenoon enroute to Perrysville, Mrs. Wilson's former home, where they will be interred today.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 November 1891]

Wilson, Mrs. A.A. -- Monday.  Mrs. A.A. Wilson, formerly of Perrysville, died a few days ago at her home in the state of Washington, and her remains are now on their way to Perrysville for burial.  Her husband was formerly a resident of Worthington Township, this county, and he studied law with Pritchard & Wolfe in this city before moving to Washington.  The deceased was a daughter of the late Wm. Humphrey's.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 November 1891]

Wilson, Mrs. Charles W. (nee Horner) -- MRS. WILSON'S FUNERAL - The funeral of Mrs. Charles W. (Horner) Wilson will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at her late home on Auburn street and will be conducted by Rev. F. A. Gilmore, pastor of the Methodist church. The body will be laid to rest in Oakland cemetery." Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Friday. April 24, 1925]

Wilson, Mrs. Charles -- Word has been received in Shelby this afternoon from C.W. Wilson who is at the bedside of Mrs. Wilson at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. stating that she is in a critical condition. The physicians have very little hope for her recovery and feared she might not last through the day. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Wednesday, October 23, 1935]

Wilson, Mrs. Charles -- Mrs. Charles W. Wilson of West Main street who was taken to John Hopkins University hospital at Baltimore, Md., about ten days ago where it was hoped that a major operation might be the means of restoring her to health, passed away in the hospital last night at 6:35 o'clock. The sad news of her death was received here last evening. Mrs. Wilson had been a sufferer for the past two years and at times would seem to be improved only to lapse again into a worse condition. Physicians decided that she had a chance if she could be taken to John Hopkins for an operation. Her family, relatives and friends were hopeful that she might be restored to health buy she remained in critical condition from the time of the operation and passed away last night. Mrs. Wilson previous to her marriage was Laura Bistline. She is survived by her husband and two sons Charles and Billy and four sisters Mrs. Gertam(sp?) Adams, Mrs. Charles Heitzman, Mrs. Hayden Hess and Mrs. Emmett Patrie. The Barkdull funeral directors will meet the body at Crestline Friday morning at 8 o'clock. The funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Thursday, October 24, 1935, page 1]

Wilson, Mrs. Charles -- The funeral of Mrs. Charles Wilson will be held from the Christian Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Crowe officiating, assisted by Rev. Peters. Interment in Oakland Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Barkdull funeral home this evening. Submitted by Terry W. [THE DAILY GLOBE, Shelby, Ohio, Friday, October 25, 1935, page 3]

Wilson, Mrs. James W.

Wilson, Mrs. W.M. -- Butler.  Mrs. W.M. Wilson, who died at her home in Shelby, Dec. 19, was interred at Mansfield the following Friday.  Deceased was aged nearly 23 years and leaves a husband and one son, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  03 January 1902, Vol. X, No. 1]

Wilson, Mrs. Walter M. (nee Sweringen)  -- Mrs. Walter M. Wilson, daughter of George Sweringen, of 487 Bowman street, died this morning at 5:30 at her home at Shelby.  She leaves a husband and one son.  Mrs. Wilson has been ill for a couple of months and her death was due to a complication of diseases.  She was a member of the M.E. church.   Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon and the remains accompanied by the funeral party of 30 people will leave Shelby at 2:00 for Mansfield and interment will be made in the Mansfield cemetery.  This will be the first time that a funeral special has been used on the Mansfield and Shelby line.  [Mansfield News:  19 December 1901, Vol. 17, No. 247]

Wilson, Mrs. William F. -- Mrs. William F. Wilson died Friday morning at her home on Johns' Street, aged 34 years.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Semi-Weekly News:  05 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 2]

Wilson, Robert D. -- Butler.  The mortal remains of Robert D. Wilson, who died at the home of his son in Loudonville, Wednesday, aged 77 years, 10 months and 12 days, were interred in the Bunker Hill cemetery Friday, with the Rev. W.W. Anderson officiating.  Deceased conducted a blacksmith shop on Pine Run for many years.  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 15]

Wilson, Samuel -- Died on Friday evening, Jan. 20, 1888, Samuel Wilson, Sen., aged 61 years and 14 days. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion church on Sabbath afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. M. Grau. A large concourse of people were in attendance. The deceased was born in Westmoreland County, Penn. He grew up under the control and influence of Christian parents, and at an early age became a member of the U.P. church. In the beginning of the year 1884 he with his family removed to Ashland County, Ohio. Shortly after coming to Ohio he connected himself with the Lutheran Church at this place, of which he lived a consistent member up to the time of this death. During the whole period of his sickness, which lasted for about eight months, not a word of murmur was ever heard to escape from his lips, but he was fully resigned at all times to the will of his maker, when he finally fell asleep in the faith in which he had lived so long. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his departure. Submitted by Leah. [Richland Shield & Banner: 28 January 1888]

Wilson, Sarah (Calhoun) -- Mrs. Sarah Wilson was buried from the Bunker Hill Presbyterian church Friday morning, Rev. W.H. Vincent officiating.  She was the daughter of Noble Calhoun.  [Mansfield Herald:  30 January 1890, Vol. 49, No. 11]

Wilson, Sarah (Calhoon)

Wilson, Sarah (Calhoun) -- Mrs. Sarah Wilson, daughter of Noble Calhoun, of Independence, was buried from Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church this morning.  The Rev. W.H. Vincent, of this city, assisted at the burial service.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  24 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 275]

Wilson, Sarah (Calhoun) -- Newville.  Mrs. E.R. Wilson, a daughter of Noble Calhoun, died last week of consumption and was buried at Bunker Hill.  Her husband died about two years ago.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 February 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 37]

Wilson, Sarah Esther Owings Seaman

Wilson, Thomas Harvey (Rev.)

Wilson, W.A. --- Butler -- The marshal received a telegram Wednesday from the coroner of Cleveland that W.A. Wilson was dead. There is a son of Oscar Wilson at Cleveland, aged 20 years. Mr. Wilson wired back to Cleveland for a description of the dead man and the description given by the coroner corresponds very near with Mr. Wilson's son. A brother left at once for Cleveland. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 17 October 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 23]

Wilson, W.E.

Wilson, Walter -- ** see entries for Arlo Wilson.

Wilson, Walter Wendall -- Butler.  Walter Wendall, infant son of W.M. Wilson and wife, died Monday morning of whooping cough and measles, aged five months and twenty days.  The funeral took place on Tuesday at 7 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  05 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 65]

Wilson, William -- Lexington.  William Wilson, another comrade of Conger Post, G.A.R., has responded to the last drum tap, the last reveille.  He died at 6 p.m., Wednesday, and Friday he was laid to rest beneath the gently whispering pines in our beautiful cemetery among many comrades with whom he had sat around the camp fire and whose memory he so revered, whose deeds were so consecrated in his heart.  He served three months in the Second Ohio heavy artillery in 1863, being discharged for disability.  Services were held at the house at 2 o'clock, the Rev. G. Benaugh, of Mansfield, officiating.  Mr. Wilson was the victim of paralysis which malady had crept insidiously on him for months.  For six weeks the shadow of the stern reaper hovered over him and constant were the vigils of kindred and friends and all that their loving hearts could prompt was done to assuage his pain and make light the dark passage to death's mystic, silent vale.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church and when the tide of life ebbed lower and the shadows darker grew, the light of hope and faith glowed brighter in his trusting, loving heart.  The deceased was born two miles south of Lexington in October, 1841, his parents being Mr. & Mrs. James Wilson, deceased, and he grew to manhood at the scnee of his birth.  For several years he taught school in Illinois and had kept the drug store in Lexington since June, 1876.  He was married in May, 1879 to Mrs. Nettie Holler, who, with her daughter, Mrs. F.G. Mitchell, survives him.  Mr. Wilson was a man of intelligence, culture, gentlemanly instincts and honored and unsullied name.  [Semi-Weekly News:  27 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 34]

Wilson, William E. -- William E. Wilson died at the home of his mother, 126 Blanch Street, Oct. 22.  Funeral Sunday 2 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 86]

Wilson, William Watkinson

Winans, George

Winbigler, Oliver -- 86Y;  d. 4/28/1956 at Hillcrest Nursing Home;  long-time Bellville resident;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ 4/28/1956 & 4/29/1956]

Wine, Mary Jane (Akers) -- Died, On Friday morning, 24th. ult., near Shelby, Mary Jane, wife of John Wine, and daughter of George Akers.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  15 September 1855, Vol. 2, No. 49]

Winemiller, Jacob -- d. 2/11/1870 at Springfield Twp.;  24y, 4m, 24d;  b. Ashland Co., OH;  laborer;  white;  cause:  consumption;  res. Springfield Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Winfield, Olive E. -- bur. 3/5/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  5m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Wingelfuss, ---- -- Sunday.  Friday afternoon the 12-years-old son of Michael Wingelfuss, a former resident of this city, but now of Bucyrus (OH), instead of going to school, jumped on a freight train on the Ohio Central, fell under the wheels and was killed.  The funeral will be held in Crestline at 10 o'clock this forenoon.  A number of friends of the family from this city will attend.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 December 1891]

Wingueier, Mrs. -- Bangor.  Mrs. Wingueier, who has been a sufferer of consumption, died May 8, at the age of twenty-three.  she leaves a husband and three children, the eldest six and the youngest about twelve months old.  The funeral took place Wednesday.  [Bellville Messenger:  12 May 1905, Vol. 13, No. 15]

Winkelman, Delma J. (Harvey)

Winn, Andrew -- Unknown paper, 22 August 1934

Winnear, Benjamin F.

Wintermyer, Mrs. Jacob -- Thursday.  Mrs. Jacob Wintermyer, aged 67 years, died at her home, one mile east of the city, yesterday afternoon of a complication of diseases.  The deceased has been for a great many years a member of the German Lutheran church and was highly esteemed by all.  She leaves a husband and four daughters to mourn their loss.  The funeral will be held at the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Bethelt officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1892]  Friday.  Gus. Wendland, of Anderson, Ind., is in the city to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Wintermyer.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 January 1892]

Winters, ---- -- An old gentleman named Winters, father of Wm. Winters of this city, in driving across the track of the N.Y.L.E. & W. Railroad on Monday, was truck by a passing train and so badly injured that death resulted on Tuesday.  [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 08 November 1883, Vol. 33, No. 51]

Winters, Amanda -- Lexington.  The funeral of Mrs. Amanda Winters was held at the Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon, Rev. N.A. Shedd officiating.  [Richland County Leader:  22 March 1923, Vol. 1, No. 11]

Winters, Charles -- Lexington.  Mrs. Seymore Lindsay attended the funeral of her cousin, Charles Winters, at Mansfield, last week.  [Richland County Leader: 15 February 1923, Vol. 4, No. 7]

Winters, G.E. -- d. 7/26/1867 at Mansfield;  46y;  b. Fairfax, VT;  lawyer;  white;  cause:  liver disease;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Winters, Gilbert E. -- d. 7/26/1867 at Mansfield;  46y, 11d;  b. Fairfax, VT;  lawyer;  cause:  illegible;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Winters, Jacob -- LEXINGTON -- Jacob Winters, aged 70, died suddenly at his home on West Main St., having been found dead in bed on Thursday morning of last week.  Mr. Winters was out the day before.  He had complained of not feeling well and called at Dr. Stober's office.  The doctor pronounced the cause of death as neuralgia of the heart.  The funeral was held at the home on Saturday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Hudson, and burial was in the Lexington cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  22 July 1921, Vol. 2, No. 32]

Winters, Lewis -- Tuesday.  W.H. Bowers last evening received from Ed. Winters, at La Junta, Col., another telegraph to the effect that the remains of Lewis Winters, who died there very suddenly yesterday, could not be embalmed.  Mr. Bowers, therefore, does not know whether the remains will be brought here for burial.  No particulars concerning Mr. Winters' death have been received.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 February 1892]

Winters, Lewis -- Sunday.  The SHIELD is in receipt of a copy of the Las Animas (Col.) Leader, containing an account of the shooting at La Junta of Lewis Winters, who was born and raised in Richland County and has many friends and relatives here.  The affair seems to have been a cold-blooded murder.  Winters was sitting in a barber-shop Sunday morning, January 31, waiting to get shaved, when A.C. Hickman opened the door and fired at him with a Winchester rifle, shooting him through the heart.  There seems to have been previous trouble between the men.  Hickman was arrested and held without bail on the charge of murder.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 February 1892]  *brother of Ed. Winters.

Winters, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Winters, formerly a resident of this city, died at the home of her son-in-law, Sheriff Gordon, at Mt. Gilead, Sunday morning.  Funeral Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Gilead.  Mrs. Winters was a teacher in the Mansfield public schools several years ago.  [Semi-Weekly News:  15 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 98]

Winters, Minnie Bell -- d. 11/17/1868 at Perry Twp.;  1y, 8m, 1d;  b. Perry Twp.;  d/o Mr. & Mrs. William Winters;  white;  cause:  dysentery;  res. Perry Twp.  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]  *a second entry for her death (on the same page), lists her death has having been in Lexington, and her birthplace was also listed as Lexington, her parents were listed as William & Mary E. (Hanawalt) Winters, the cause of death was listed as whooping cough and consumption;  the family's residence was also listed as Lexington.

Winters, Roy - Not available on-line.  Appears in the Mansfield News Journal, 02 July 1958. 

Wintersteen, Andrew Jackson -- Lexington.  A.J. Wintersteen died on Saturday, Sept. 21st., at the advanced age of 70 years and 6 months.  Interment in Lexington Cemetery on Monday at 2 p.m.  The funeral was conducted by the I.O.O.F. order, of which the deceased had been a member for a great many years.  The friends from abroad who attended the funeral were D.L. Cockley, of Shelby, and Mr. and Mrs. John McJunkins, of Crestline.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 19]

Wintersteen, Andrew Jackson -- Tuesday.  Andrew Jackson Winterstein, an old and well known citizen of Lexington, died last Saturday.  He had lived in Richland County over 50 years and was a highly respected citizen.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 19] 

Wintersteen, Mary B.

Wintersteen, William -- Lexington.  Word has been received that Dr. Wm. Wintersteen, of Plattsmouth, Neb., formerly of our village, is dead.  The deceased was a brother of Miss Almira Wintersteen and Mrs. Fannie Cockley, of this place.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 November 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 26]

Winterstein, ---- (infant) -- bur. 3/25/1878 at Mansfield Cem., spasms;  3d  [Ohio Liberal:  03 April 1878]

Winterstein, Henry -- Bellville.  Henry Winterstein, whose death at his home in Lexington, O., was noticed last week, was born Feb. 3, 1815, near Danville, Penn.  He came with his father's family to the vicinity of Lexington in 1821.  His first wife died leaving a son and a daughter.  He married Mary B. Whitford, sister of Mrs. Weagley of this place, Dec. 1847.  He united with the Lexington Presbyterian Church twenty-six years ago, serving as Ruling Elder nearly all that time.  He leaves a widow and six children to cherish his memory.  Faithful to the church, and devoted to his family, he has gone to his rest in the sixty-ninth year of his age.  For four years he was almost helpless from two paralytic strokes, the third, which caused his death on the 19th. ult., came the preceding Wednesday.  Its effect was to put him to sleep, from which he never awakened in this world.  For twenty-eight years he was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Mansfield, quite a number of that order being present to conduct the funeral obsequies.  How true, "The righteous hath hope in his death".  --  [Bellville Star:  01 March 1883, Vol. 6, No. 22]

Winterstein, Jackson -- Jackson Winterstein, an old and esteemed citizen of Troy township, died at his home in Lexington at 11 a.m. Saturday.  He and his sister have been residents of Troy township for over fifty years.  [Mansfield Herald:  26 September 1889, Vol. 39, No. 45]

Winterstein, Mrs. Henry
 

Winton, H.B. -- Friday -- Rev. H.B. Winton died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.E. Henderson, in Alleghany City [sic.], Apr. 1, at 5 o'clock a.m. The body will arrive in this city for interment at 12:25 p.m. tomorrow. The deceased was a resident of Mansfield a number of years and officiated as pastor in the First English Lutheran church, corner of Second and Walnut streets, during the winter of 1883-84. He was 71 years of age at the time of his death. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 11 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 48]

Winton, Sarah -- DIED -- In Sharon Twp., July 1st., Mrs. Sarah Winton, 82 years of age. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 10 July 1884, Vol. 34, No. 34]

Wintrode, ---- (illegible) -- d. 1/31/1870 at Lexington, dropsy and heart disease;  58y, 4d;  b. Columbiana Co., Ohio;  farmer;  res. Lexington [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wintrode, ---- -- Lucas.  Win Leiter, of Cleveland, was called home to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. Wintrode, of Lexington.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 May 1892]

Wiot, Mrs. John -- Mrs. Wiot, wife of John Wiot, who formerly resided here and conducted a tailoring establishment in the King block, died at her home in Chicago and was buried Tuesday.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  29 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 37]

Wirick, ---- -- d. 6/3/1869 at Monroe Twp.;  no age listed;  b. Monroe Twp.;  c/o J. & Cordelia Wirick;  white;  no cause of death listed;  res. Monroe Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wirick, Levi -- LEXINGTON -- A long illness was brought to a close, Monday evening, when Levi Wirick died at his home near Lexington.  He was for many years engaged in farming and was widely known and highly respected.  For many years he was superintendent of the M.E. Sunday school at Lexington.  He was 60 years of age and leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Park;  two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowman of Lexington and Mrs. Barbara Brophy of Marion;  and a brother, Jacob Wirick, of Galion.  Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the family home.  [Richland County Leader:  29 July 1921, Vol. 2, No. 33]

Wirick, Mrs. -- Lexington.  The remains of Mrs. Wirick, who died at her home a few miles north of here, were interred in Shauck's Cemetery, four miles south of Lexington, Wednesday.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  06 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 74]

Wirth, ---- -- The 2-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. William Wirth died Saturday night after a long illness.  Funeral Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of the parents, corner of Fourth and Sugar, the Rev. Dr. Meese officiating.  [Semi-Weekly News:  10 November 1896, Vol. 12, No. 91]

Wirth, John -- Lexington.  John Wirth died at his late home Saturday evening and was buried Monday forenoon from the Congregational church.  The remains were interred in the Lexington Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  25 September 1903, Vol. 11, No. 38]

Wirth, Louis -- DIED, June 8, at 6 p.m., Louis, the 16-months-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Wirth.  funeral June 10, at 2 p.m., from the residence, 84 South Adams Street.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  09 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 81]

Wirth, Matthias  -- DIED, At his residence on S. Main Street at 9 p.m., Sept. 6, Matthias Wirth, aged 65 years and 15 days.  Funeral at 2 p.m., Sept. 8.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  08 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 41]

Wirtz, David -- SPRING MILLS -- The remains of David Wirtz were laid to rest in the Spring Mills Cemetery, Monday, Jan. 13. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 25 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 37]

Wirtz, John -- The eldest daughter of Mr. John Wirtz was buried in the Lexington Cemetery on Friday last.  She was a member of the Congregational Church and Sabbath School, and was in attendance at prayer-meeting just one week prior to her burial.  [Ohio Liberal:  11 September 1878]

Wirtz, Louis P. -- 91Y;  d. 3/8/1955 at home, Mansfield;  b. 2/22/1864 at Germany;   Mansfield resident 1885-1955;  h/o Katherine Rothhaar;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 3/8/1955]

Wise, ---- -- The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Victor Wise, of E. Second Street, died Sunday morning and was buried this afternoon.  [Mansfield News: 26 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 150]

Wise, ---- -- Bellville. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Wise died Tuesday forenoon on the way from Bellville to their home on the Hines farm, north of town. The child had been suffering from whooping cough and died the result of choking.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  08 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 57]

Wise, ---- -- Independence.  Died, Monday, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Milton Wise.  --  [Bellville Star:  08 January 1885, Vol. 8, No. 15]

Wise, Amity Armentrout -- BUTLER -- Mrs. Amity Wise died at her home on College street, Wednesday morning at 6:00, after an illness of several weeks with paralysis.  Further details will be given next week.  A more detailed obituary for Mrs. Wise appeared in the September 9th., 1921 issue of the same newspaper ...  Amity Armentrout was born January 19, 1833, at Newville, O., and died August 31, 1921, aged 88 years, seven months and 12 days.  She was married to John Wise, of Ashland, August 21, 1851.  To this union four children were born -- Cromwell, Flora, Milton and Oscar.  Flora died September 12, 1870;  Milton died February 17, 1916, and the husband and father passed away September 23, 1905, leaving Cromwell and Oscar, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, with a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss.  Mr. and Mrs. Wise moved from North Liberty to Butler in 1862, and had resided there ever since.  They became charter members of the M.E. church and remained faithful to the church of their choice until death.  Among the last words spoken by Mrs. Wise were:  "If I die, I want to meet you all in heaven."  Funeral services were held Friday of last week at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Cleland.  Interment was in the Butler cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  02 September 1921, Vol. 2, No. 38]

Wise, Andrew J. -- Tuesday.  Andrew Wise, aged about 69 years, died of dropsy shortly before noon at his home at Spring Mills yesterday.  The deceased was one of the oldest pioneer residents of this section of the state.  He was appointed postmaster at the beginning of the Harrison administration and has held that position ever since to the satisfaction of the people of Spring Mills.  A wife and family of grown-up children are left to mourn the loss of a husband and father.  The funeral took place from the late residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 February 1893]

Wise, Andrew J. -- Andrew J. Wise was born in Marion County, Pa., on the 30th. day of June, 1824, died February 12th., 1893, aged 68 years, 8 months and 13 days.  <<poetry omitted>>  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 February 1893]

Wise, Ann M. -- bur. 4/5/1878 at Mansfield Cem., consumption;  71y, 10m, 2d  [Ohio Liberal:  08 May 1878]

Wise, Barbara -- Died, about one o'clock Saturday morning, Sept. 25th., 1875, Mrs. Barbara Wise, aged 81 years.  Se was born near Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.  She died at her home near the Spring Mills.  Her funeral was attended by a multitude of friends in the community.  She died in a calm hope of eternal glory.  May those who called her mother be prepared for their day of death.  -- H.K.F.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 October 1875]

Wise, Cameron -- Saturday.  Cameron, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wise, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his parents on West Third Street.  The funeral will take place Sunday at 3 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 August 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 13]

Wise, Cameron D. -- Cameron D. Wise, son of Frank and Mary Wise, died at the home of his parents, 131 West Third street, at 5:00, Friday afternoon, after an illness of about 2 months, aged 7 years.  Funeral Sunday at 3:00, Rev. Calhoun officiating.  [Mansfield Herald:  15 August 1889, Vol. 39, No. 39]

Wise, Cameron D. -- Cameron D., aged 7 years, son of Frank and Mary Wise, died at 5 p.m., Friday, August 9th., 1889.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Calhoun of the Presbyterian church, music by the choir and Sunday school class, of which Cameron was a member.  Many friends gathered to mingle their tears of sympathy, with the bereaved in their affliction and to commend them to Him whose heart is all love and sympathy.  He will comfort, uplift and draw them to closer union with himself.  Beautiful floral offerings were brought by children and friends:  a floral pillow from the Sunday school class, the cross, the cross and anchor, the star of hope, cluster of tea roses, callas and cut flowers, baskets of flowers and many beautiful designs.    Amid sunshine, flowers and tears, we laid our darling to rest, believing the dead shall live again;  the loved and beautiful awaken from the silent grave at voice Omnipotent to live forever.  Jesus is thy hope, thy consolation.  So beside, beside thee, at the tearful grave He stands and says, I am the resurrection and the life.  [Mansfield News Journal:  22 August 1889, Vol. 39, No. 40]

Wise, Charles -- Charles Wise, an adopted son of John Wise, deceased, and who was well known in Mansfield, died at Daytona, Florida, a short time ago.  [Ohio Liberal:  12 March 1879]

Wise, Cromwell M. -- Cromwell M. Wise was born in North Liberty, March 16, 1853 and died at his late home in Butler, January 7, 1925, aged 71 years, 10 months and 21 days.  His parents, deceased, Mr. & Mrs. John Wise, moved to Butler when he was quite young and he has been a Butler resident ever since.  Mr. wise had been ill from paralysis the past six months, being speechless nearly 17 weeks and in a helpless condition.  He learned the tinner's trade when 12 or 15 years of age, with his father and remained until the year 1878, when he was united in marriage to Miss Laura A. Severns.  He and his wife opened up a general store in 1879 remaining in business over 40 years.  They also managed The Main Street Hotel the past seven years.  Mr. & Mrs. Wise have built and repaired many houses to help boost the town of Butler.  They built the Butler Opera House about the year 1890 which has proved to be very useful in many ways and a benefit to the town.  For several years Mr. Wise was present of the Handle Factory.  He united with the M.P. church in 1871 and later joined the Evangelical Church of which he remained a faithful member until death called him to his reward.  Mr. Wise filled a great many places in the church such as Sunday School supt., trustee, steward, class leader, Sunday School teacher, was a great Bible reader and kept well posted on the scripture and was very liberal in his offerings.  Very few young men belonged to church when he joined and he was one among the first to vote the Prohibition ticket and made may stump speeches before the saloons were voted out.  Mr. Wise leaves a wife, one son, F.E. Wise, one brother, Oscar Wise of Mt. Blanchard, and many other relatives and friends.   Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Church Friday at 2 o'clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. J.A. Swank, assisted by Rev. W.S. Wert of the M.E. Church.  Interment in the Butler Cemetery.  Those from a distance who attended the funeral were:  Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Wise, Mt. Blanchard;  Mrs. Ethel Hess and Lawrence Wise, Mt. Carey;  Mr. & Mrs. Hibert Wise, Wade Wise and family, Mrs. Ralph Wise and daughter, Miriam, Mrs. Agnes Stuhldreyer, Mansfield;  John Lerdeigh, Ashland;  Albro Wise, Mt. Vernon;  Mr. & Mrs. Allison Meyers, Willard;  Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Clever, Walter Clever, Wilson Mowry, Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Mowry, Bellville.  Two children were born to this union:  F.E. Wise and Giftie Odell, who died when little over three years old.  [Bellville Star:  15 January 1925, Vol. 3, 38]

Wise, David -- bur. 11/19/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  75y, 6m, 19d  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Wise, Dorothy I. (Derrow) -- Dorothy I. Wise, 93, of South Mount Vernon Avenue, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, in the Laurels of Mount Vernon, after a short illness. Mrs. Wise was born January 16, 1910, in Butler, the daughter of the late Clarence and Luta Freehafer Derrow. She had lived in Loudonville most of her life, living in Mansfield from 1952 to 1987. She was a 25 year employee of National Seating Company, Mansfield, retiring in 1977. During World War II she had worked for the Flexible Company. She is survived by her daughters and son in law, Janet and David Edmondson of Perrysville and Joyce Daugherty of Mansfield; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and three sisters, Opal Wise of Worthington, Ethel Doup of Loudonville and Nina Frye of Mount Vernon. She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Kirkwood Wise, January 10, 1946; son, Donald K. Wise in 1942; sister, Muriel Delong; three brothers, Donald, Herschel and Robert Derrow; and son in law Norbert Daugherty. Private family graveside services will be held in Loudonville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Perrysville United Methodist Church, Perrysville, OH 44864, or Green-Perrysville Fire Department, c/o Glenn Atkinson, 162 W. Second St., Perrysville, OH 44864. Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by Nancy. [Source: Mansfield (OH) News Journal, 5 June 2003.]

Wise, Dorothy M.  -- [Mansfield News Journal, 23 June 1981, p. 7]

Wise, Ellen M. (Clapp) -- Monday.  The funeral of Ellen M. Wise, wife of George C. Wise, was held from her late residence, 150 East Fourth Street, at 1:30 o'clock p.m. yesterday.  A large number of her friends and relatives were present at her services, and a number of beautiful floral tributes were presented.  The services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. J.W. Hubbell, pastor of of the Congregational church, of which the deceased was a member.  The pall-bearers were Richmond Smith, Amos Roudenbush, S.B. Leiter, H.L. Reed, J.P. Rummell, J.L. Dehn.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 46] 

Wise, Ellen M. (Clapp) -- Ellen M. Wise, wife of George C. Wise, died at her home, 150 East Fourth Street, Thursday evening, March 21.  She was born April 30, 1835, at South Hampton, Mass., and was a daughter of the late Emilus Clapp, who located in Mansfield in 1840.  She became the wife of Mr. Wise, Feb. 1, 1854, and the bereft husband mingles his sorrow with four surviving children, Mrs. F.D. Gadsby, Charles E. Wise, Miss Lillie E. Wise, and Mrs. C.J. Harris.  Mrs. Wise was a faithful and consistent member of the First Congregational church and hope for a blessed eternity.  Her life was exemplary for its domestic devotion, her chief pleasure being the comfort and happiness of her family.  Mrs. J.A. McKee, of Grand Rapids, Mich., the only sister of the deceased, arrived last night a few hours after her death.  The funeral will be held at the residence Sunday at 1:30 o'clock p.m.  Services will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. J.W. Hubbell.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 46] 

Wise, Eva Schmunk  -- Submitted by Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal:  03 December 1969, p. 34]

Wise, Florice "Flora" May (McCready) -- Mrs. Flora Wise, wife of Milton Wise, a boot and shoe dealer, of Butler, died Friday morning at her home at that place of typhoid fever.  Her maiden name was Flora McCready and she was a daughter of William McCready.  She was about 35 years of age and leaves a husband and four children.  [Semi-Weekly News:  03 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 62]

Wise, Florice "Flora" May (McCready) -- Butler.  Florice May Wise, wife of Milton Wise, departed this life July 30, aged 37 years, 7 months and 17 days, after a short illness with typhoid fever.  The funeral took place Sunday at 3 o'clock from the family residence on College Street, the Rev. W.S. Wert officiating at the M.P. church.  Deceased was the eldest daughter of William McCready and wife.  She was united in marriage to Milton Wise, Nov. 24, 1881, to whom were born five children.  She was respected and loved by all who knew her, and her presence in the family circle and among her friends will be sadly missed.  [Semi-Weekly News: 06 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 63]

Wise, Florice "Flora" May (McCready) -- In Loving Remembrance.  After a severe illness of about two week's duration Florice May Wise, the beloved wife of Milton Wise, died at 9:15 o'clock last Friday morning, July 30, 1897, at the age of 37 years, 7 months and 17 days.  Her death resulted from typhoid fever, which she contracted a few weeks ago.  Dr. Whitney was in attendance throughout her illness and did all in his power to save her life;  but not even his medical skill nor the heroic efforts of loving friends and kindred could arrest the mighty hand of Death.  She gradually grew weaker from suffering until the frail spark of life was extinguished and her soul was transported to the arms of her Maker.  The funeral obsequies were observed in the M.P. Church at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon;  Rev. William S. Wert, the pastor of the church, was hte officiating clergyman.  Music was rendered by the choir.  The remains were laid to rest in the village cemetery on the hill by the side of an infant son who preceded her to the Spirit World about 12 years ago.  I. Hess, undertaker.  Florice -- or flora, as she was called by all -- was the eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William McCready, Sr., and was born December 13, 1859, at butler, and has never known any other home except this place.  On November 24, 1881, she was united in marriage to Milton Wise by the Rev. S.E. Rife.  This union was blessed with five children, one of whom -- a son -- is dead.  The children are:  Ethel Fay, born July 12, 1882;  Clarence, born April 4, 1884, died January 5, 1885;  Ralph Folsom, born April 18, 1886;  Lawrence Lee, born February 11, 1891 and Wade Allen, born July 13, 1894.  After she was married she was converted to the Christian religion and united with the M.P. Church, with which society she has ever since been identified as a willing and an efficient worker -- both in the upbuilding of the church and the cause of Christ.  A husband and four children, father and mother, three brothers, seven sisters and a multitude of sympathizing friends and relatives are almost heartbroken over her death.  The family has the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement.  The funeral of the deceased was perhaps, the largest ever seen in the town.  The doors of the Evangelical Church were thrown open for the accommodation of the immense throng which could not gain entrance <<portion missing>>  the M.P. Church, where the services were held.  Both these edifices were entirely filled.  Owing to her prominence in church and lodge circles, the funeral was attended by numerous representatives of each society.  she was an active member of Silver Star Lodge, No. 439, D. of R.;  was a member of the W.C.T.U. and the Ladies' Aid Society, in both of which she was a leading worker;  it was ___ mainly to her untiring efforts that the Junior Endeavor Society of the M.P. Church had an existence, as she was especially zealous in her teachings of the little ones;  she taught a class in Sunday school;  in church work no one was more ready to labor, and few had greater influence in leading sinners to Christ than she.  Her quiet unassuming Christian manner was oftentimes more powerful for good than the sermons of college-taught ministers.  The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. Wert, who chose his text from Revelations 14:13.  It was with great difficulty that the speaker could voice his thoughts, for his emotions mastered him.  He had made his home in M. Wise's family for some time previous to her death and had full opportunity to see the purity of her Christian character, which was fully exemplified in her home life.  At the conclusion of the services at the church the remains were borne to the cemetery, where Silver Star Lodge took charge of the funeral and performed their beautiful and impress ... <<remainder missing>>  [unidentified newspaper clipping:  no date given]

Wise, Frank -- Jackson Twp.  Frank Wise, of Shelby, died of typhoid fever Sunday.  Funeral Tuesday afternoon at Spring Mill church.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1891]

Wise, Frank P. -- Frank P. Wise, an industrious and highly-respected citizen who has been ill for some time, died Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock at his home on West Third Street from the effects of a serious accident which he sustained May 28 last.  He was a drayman by occupation and had hauled a separator from the P.F. freight house to the Nicols & Shepard company's warehouse on North Main Street.  Here he was driving into the building when, having miscalculated the space between the top of the machine and the top of the doorway, he was caught between and his back was broken.  He suffered a great deal of pain for over two months.  He was 42 years of age and leaves a wife.  Funeral services Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  05 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 65]

Wise, Fred A. -- bur. 3/23/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  44y  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Wise, Fred K. -- d. 4/??/1872;  no age listed;  no place of death listed;  no place of birth listed;  white  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, Frederick

Wise, Gertrude -- bur. 3/1879 at Mansfield Cem., spasms  [Ohio Liberal:  09 April 1879]

Wise, Giffie Odell -- DIED -- March 2d., Giffie Odell, daughter of Cromwell and Laura Wise, aged 3 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 13 March 1884, Vol. 34, No. 17]

Wise, Giftie Odell -- Independence.  Died, Sunday night, March 2nd., Giftie Odell, little daughter of Cromwell and Laura Wise, of diphtheria, aged 3 years and 2 months.  Giftie will be remembered by all as a lovely little child, smart and intelligent, and will be much missed by his parents and friends.  Shortly before her sickness she wanted to know of her mother if there was any chocolate drops in heaven.  She was buried at Four Corners and the funeral will be discoursed by Rev. S.E. Rife, as soon as her mother and grandma (who are suffering as she did with diphtheria) are able to get out.  --  [Bellville Star:  06 March 1884, Vol. 7, No. 23]

Wise, Henry -- Henry Wise, an aged and well known farmer residing east of the reformatory, died Tuesday morning.  He was 77 years of age.  He leaves a family of five sons and two daughters, of whom Frederick H. Wise, of the Ohio Brick & Tile Works;  Frank P. Wise, of 139 W. Third Street;  Samuel Wise, of 559 Bowman Street, and Mrs. James Livingston, reside in this city.  The other children are Isaac Wise, of Ft. Wayne;  Mrs. T.K. Wolford, of Kansas, and a son who resides at home with his parents.  Funeral Thursday at 12:30 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  31 December 1896, Vol. 13, No. 1]

Wise, Jacob -- d. 7/23/1867 at Mansfield;  65y, 2m, 21d;  b. Carlisle, PA;  shoemaker;  white;  cause:  lung congestion;  res.  Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, Jacob -- d. 7/23/1867 at Mansfield;  65y;  b. Carlisle, PA;  shoemaker;  white;  cause:  lung disease;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, Jacob F. -- Butler.  Jacob F. Wise died Wednesday night in his 96th. year, near White Hall.  Funeral today, Friday, at 10 a.m.  Interment in the Butler Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  24 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 9]

Wise, Jacob F. -- Jacob F. Wise was born in York County, Pa., February 2, 1810, and died March 22, 1905, aged 95 years and 20 days.  He was united in marriage to Eva A. Fist, October 16, 1838, in Cumberland County, Pa., and shortly afterward located in Belmont Co., Ohio.  In his early days he drove a freight wagon across the mountains into Ohio.  That was before any kind of railroads were built.  He liked Ohio so well that after his marriage he immediately located in this state.  While located here, eight children were born to this union, six sons and two daughters.  The family next located in Licking County, Ohio, where one daughter was born.  Four sons served during the civil war, and in the year 1866 the family came to Richland County, locating five miles southeast of Butler, where he died, full of years.  His wife died May 4, 1892, and since that time deceased has resided with his son, Obe, and daughter, Mary.  In earlier life he was baptized in the Baptist faith.  He is survived by five sons and one daughter, 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  The funeral took place Friday at 11:30, conducted by Rev. O. Spreng at the Evangelical church and the remains were interred in the Butler Cemetery.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  31 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 10]

Wise, Jefferson -- Jefferson Wise, aged 50 years, formerly of this city, but who has been an inmate of the Richland county infirmary, since last fall, died this morning about 8:30 at that institution of a complication of diseases, having been ill for some time.  He has a brother living near Spring Mills.  Funeral services at Spring Mills, Wednesday morning at 10:00.   [Mansfield News:  09 December 1901, Vol. 17, No. 283]

Wise, Jessie Clara -- Tuesday.  We are sorry to record the death of Jessie Clara Wise, on the 29th. ult. at the age of 8 years, 10 months and 19 days.  She was the only daughter of T.J. & E. Wise, who formerly resided in the vicinity of Spring Mills.  Several weeks ago they removed to the northern part of the state, where their dear little Jessie became sick very suddenly and died after one day's illness.  She was the joy of devoted parents and kind brothers.  The Good Shepherd has taken her to the security and happiness of the Heavenly fold.  What is such an irreparable loss to dear ones here is her eternal gain.  The funeral took place on Sunday the 1st. inst. at Spring Mills Lutheran church.  A large number of persons attended the services and expressed their sincere sympathy to the members of the bereaved family.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 November 1891]

Wise, John -- bur. 3/18/1878 at Mansfield Cem., neuralgia;  65y, 8m  [Ohio Liberal:  03 April 1878]

Wise, John -- d. 1/7/1868 at Madison Twp.;  40y;  farmer;  white;  cause:  apoplexy;  res. Madison Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, John -- d. 1/7/1868 at Madison Twp.;  45y, 1m;  b. Maryland;  farmer;  cause:  congestion of the brain;  white;  res. Madison Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, John -- d. 1/7/1868 at Mansfield;  45y;  b. Germany;  mason;  white;  cause:  congestion of brain;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, John -- After only a few days' illness incident to a paralytic stroke, John Wise passed peacefully away Saturday morning about 7 o'clock aged 78 years, 4 months and 27 days.  Wednesday morning of last week, Mr. Wise was down street, but his gradually growing frailty was plainly discriminable and shortly after midnight the stroke that proved fatal overtook him.  From that moment he could not talk, and died without being able to bid his family and friends goodbye.  His has been a busy life.  Born in what is now Ashland County, then Wayne County, east of the city of Ashland, April 26, 1827, he early began a life of thrift and industry.  At the age of 16 he drove a wagon loaded with produce to Milan on Lake Erie, and in many other ways assisted in tilling the farm on which his parents lived.  Those were primitive days, and the resources were developed best they could.  His education was acquired in the public school with Senator Allison, of Iowa, as a schoolmate.  At the age of 20 he was apprenticed to a wagon maker in Ashland at a salary of $15 a year, which position he held for two years.  In 1849 he left Ashland and located himself at North Liberty, Knox County, engaging in the wagon making business.  During the several years that he resided in Knox County he was twice elected Justice.  He removed to Iowa, from which state he returned to Butler in 1862, and has been a resident of the town ever since.  For a period of six years he followed his chosen vocation, and in 1868 he opened a hardware store and tin shop.  This he successfully conducted until 1896, when he retired from active business life.  August 21, 1851, he was united in marriage to Miss Amity Armentrout, who with three children survive his demise.  They are Cromwell Wise, of the Wise Dry Goods Co.;  Milton Wise, dealer in boots, shoes and harness, of Butler;  and Oscar Wise, telephone promoter and manager of ----- lines in Northwestern Ohio.  One daughter, Flora, died at the age of 16.  Mr. Wise has long been a member of Thrail Lodge, No. 170, F. and A.M., of Fredericktown.  He and his wife joined the M.E. church in early days, and he remained a faithful and consistent member to the last.  During his long and eventful life, he amassed a comfortable competence, due to is habits of industry and frugality acquired in his early youth.  Several fine buildings in Butler stand as monuments to his enterprising spirit, which predominated for the good of the town.  He has done much toward making Butler what it is.  The funeral took place Monday from his late residence on College Street and services were conducted at the M.E. Church by Rev. C.F. Mott, assisted by Revs. O. Spreng and D.L. Andrews, of the Evangelical and M.P. Churches.  Interment was made in the Butler Cemetery.  A large number of people were present to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom everyone loved.  The tributes of flowers from friends were beautiful and many.  Those present from a distance were A.B. Plank and family, John and Emma Wise, Rebecca Huffman, Mrs. John Weaver, John McNaull and wife, Michael McNaull and wife, of Ashland;  John Buchanan and wife, Louise Buchanan and Mr. Covert, Loudonville;  Mrs. L.W. Armentrout, Mt. Vernon;  Amelia Devault and son, Jeromesville;  Mrs. Nancy Armentrout, Iowa;  M.H. Schrack and wife, Monroe Township.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  29 September 1905, Vol. 17, No. 34]

Wise, John -- John Wise, was born in what is now known as Ashland County, but was then a part of Wayne County, Ohio, on the 26th., of April 1827.  His father, George F. Wise, was a native of Whittenberg, Germany, and came to America in 1804, when about twenty years of age, crossing the Atlantic in a sailing vessel, which dropped anchor in the harbor of Philadelphia after a voyage of three months.  He was a tailor by trade, completing his apprenticeship, in London, England.  He worked in a sugar refinery in order to secure money for his emigration, and on board the ship was employed as a half sailor, thus meeting the expenses of the voyage.  He had only seventy-five cents when he landed in Philadelphia, and he gave that to a beggar.  For a time he was employed at the tailor’s trade in Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love, and later engaged in the same line of business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but subsequently secured a position as a farm hand.  After aiding in the labors of the field through the day time he would devote his evenings to his trade.  After his marriage he engaged in chopping wood and worked on a farm.  In 1815 he came to what is now Ashland County, Ohio, a distance of three hundred miles from his old Pennsylvania home.  Three times he made the trip on foot in order to make payments upon his farm which he entered from the government, and to which he removed in 1820.  It was covered with a tract of heavy timber, and in the midst of the forest he erected a log cabin.  He then began clearing the land, transforming it into highly cultivated fields.  Upon that plane he spent his remaining days, dying at the advanced age of eighty-eight years.  During the war of 1812 he enlisted in the service and started for the front, but peace was declared ere he reached the scene of hostilities.  In politics he was an active Democrat and in religious belief a Lutheran.  His wife, who bore the maiden name of Christiana Weaver, was a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but her parents were of German birth.  She, too, was a member of the Lutheran church, and she lived to be ninety-one years of age.  Unto Mr. & Mrs. Wise were born fourteen children, thirteen of whom reached years of maturity.  In a typical pioneer home on the western frontier John Wise was reared.  Much of the land in that section of the state was in its primitive condition and the work of civilization and progress seemed scarcely begun.  He assisted in the task of developing the home farm and in the public school acquired his education, being there a schoolmaster of Senator Allison, of Iowa.  At the age of twenty he went to Ashland to learn the trade of wagon and carriage making, serving an apprenticeship he received fifteen dollars per year in compensation for his services.  On the expiration of that period he went to North Liberty, and there, forming a partnership, engaged in business on his own account.  After nine years the partnership was dissolved and Mr. Wise removed to Iowa, where he remained for three years, working at his trade.  In 1862 he came to Butler.  The place was very small and but few people resided in it at this time.  Mr. Wise moved into a house on Main Street that stood on the ground now occupied by the Evangelical church.  A part of the building was used for a residence, and the other part afforded him a shop, in which he began the wagon and carriage repair business.  This business he followed until 1868 when he went into the hardware business.  Among the few persons who resided in the village at that time were Henry Greer and wife, who owned the property where they now live, and who came to the village in 1860.  The home now used by Rev. Spreng was also here and occupied by a family by the name of Miller.  The house now owned by Jacob Workman, was occupied by Isaac White, and where the Wise hotel now is, John Andrews then resided and the families of Daniel Loose and Orlando Andrews occupied rooms in the same building.  Across the street from this place, where Dr. O.A. Hubbs residence is, Jas. A. Greer resided and in the rear of his lot he ran the only blacksmith shop in the town at that time.  The next house was the same one now owned by Mrs. Frank Mix, and was occupied by Wm. Severns.  Then came a residence where Chas. George’s residence is now located, owned and occupied by Lorren Mix.  This was all the buildings on the west side of the street except at about the location of Isaac Hess’s residence an old building stood and was occupied by Samuel Spohn, who owned all the land west of the lots mentioned above, clear up nearly to the Plank & Neal Mill.  Further on east, a family by the name of Simmons lived in the residence now owned and occupied by Mrs. Jane Martin.  On the corner where the saloon building stood was a residence occupied by John Dilts.  The next building on the east side of the street was the elevator, which was located where Zartman’s drug store now stands and in the lower part of which a general store was then run by a firm known as Pearce, Severns and Mix.  Overhead was the elevator and grain department from the top of which, a car track was built to a small building across the way, that stood on a high bank where the Richland County Bank Building now stands.  At this point the grain was taken in, weighed and thrown in a car after which it was run down the track to the elevator on the top of the building on the opposite side of the street, when it was let down in bins and stored, until ready for shipment.  The Pearce building in which Dr. Horn now has his office and where John Schumacher’s store is located, a hotel was run by William Clapper and Elza Flaharty with a bar room in the basement.  A little further up the street abut where Johnston’s jewelry store now stands, a blacksmith shop stood but was not used at the time.  On the corner where the fine new Solomon block now stands, was another dwelling in which resided James Cunningham.  Across the street where Wise & Co.’s store now is located, Geo. Scott, father of W.W. Scott, resided and made boots and shoes for the people.  The property where R.A. Boling now resides was owned by Kinton & Morrow and was the last house on that side of the street at that time.  On the corner of Traxler Ave. And Union Street the residence now standing occupied by Wm. Andrews, was the home of Abraham Brumbaugh.  Further down where D.W. McClay now resides, Henry Hissong lived.  Israel Hissong then occupied the home where Levi Hissong now resides, and in the house in which the Shannabarger sisters now live, Henery Long resided.  In Wm. Clapper’s property nearby, Mrs. E. Andrews resided and in the little home in which Jonathan Gable now lives, John Weant, father of Chas. Weant, lived and cared for his family.  One more residence has been pointed out to us that was here at that time, and was occupied at that time by David Hissong.  A building was standing where G.R. Downing’s store is now located, and was occupied by Wm. Lamley, who kept a small store and was also Postmaster.  Jerry Carl lived in the house where Jacob Bemiller now resides and was section boss on the road at that time.  The B.&O. Depot stood near where the Butler Steel Furnace works now is, which completes the list of houses in the village at that time, except near where I.H. Kanaga’s fine residence now stands, a Baptist church building stood, and which is now used by J,.B. Neal as a barn on the corner of his lot.  The children of the town and vicinity went to school in an old building, which, stood near where Samuel Warren now resides west of town.  The place went by the name of Spohn Town, the post office however was called Butler.  During the early days of the town and Mr. Wise’s early existence in the place, many hardship had to be encountered.  War was then going on, and the fathers of many of the families who resided in this part of the county were absent from their homes and families serving their country in the service.  The people were all generally poor at that time, besides there were very few living here then.  Prospects for any kind of future business was very discouraging to them, and it required men with ability and push just like Mr. Wise to make a success at all with any kind of enterprise.  Prior to this time on the 21st. of August, 1851, Mr. Wise was united in marriage to Miss Amity Armentrout, who was born in Newville, Richland County, January 18, 1733, a daughter of Jacob & Mary (Hammond) Armentrout, both of whom were natives of the Shenandoah valley of Virginia, in which locality they were married.    Mrs. Wise has spent her entire life in Richland County, and by her marriage has become the mother of four children: Cromwell, was born March 16, 1853, Flora, born December 22, 1854, Milton, born July 9th., 1858, and Oscar born June 19th., 1860, all of whom are living except the daughter, who died when about 16 years of age.  After residing about two years in the property where he first moved into, he sold out and in the fall of 1864, he moved to the country east of town in the farm house owned by Moses Hammond, and which is now owned by Andrew Ramsey, near the Rummel Mill.  Here he remained until spring when he purchased the property on North Main Street now occupied by R.A. Boling, and in which he moved and lived until about one year ago when he moved into the fine new residence on College Street, where he spent the last year of his life, up to the time of his death.  Shortly after coming back to the village to live, he opened up a shop in the basement of Henry Greer’s shop building on Main Street.  In this location he labored earnestly for about four years or along in 1868 when he opened up a tin store in the room over head.  At this time Cromwell, Milton and Oscar were aged about 15, 10 and 8 years, and were taught their first lesson in the tin business with they followed until the spring of 1875, when they moved their tin store into the corner room where Wm. Clapper’s restaurant is now located _______ building had been just ______ erected by Mr. Wise and Martin McLaughlin, Mr. McLaughlin occupying the part now owned and used by D. Zartman with a drug store, which business was also carried on between the years of 1875 to 1896, in the name of John Wise & Son, Oscar becoming a partner in business with his father.  This partnership lasted until in 1896 when the store was sold to Samuel Ritter who continued the same 2 years, when he moved the goods into his rooms now occupied by Guiselman & Bone, who became the successors of Mr. Ritter and who are yet in business at the same place.  During the time Mr. Wise was a citizen of the town, which was close onto half a century, he saw many changes and wonderful improvements take place.  From the clearing up of the country, which at that time was covered over with a thick growth of timber, with here and there a small opening in which a log cabin could be seen standing, to fine improved cultivated farms with nice painted buildings every side.  And from the hamlet containing something like thirty houses or less, to a town of several hundred buildings, from a place without streets or sidewalks to an incorporated little city with as many nice buildings and sidewalks as any place of its size in the state.  From the time heat was provided in the homes by brick fire places to the time when natural gas was about to flow into all the homes of the citizens of the town; form the days when fat lights and tallow candles furnished the only illumination at night, to the day when electricity changes night into day in every home and upon every street in town.  From the days when traveling was generally done by wagons pulled by ox teams, until the time when wagons and carriages run at lightning speed neither pulled by ox teams nor horses.  From the days when word was sent and received only by carriers, requiring many weeks to reach a friend in a neighboring state, to the time when he could remain in his own home and talk to a friend across the continent.  From the days when months of time was required to cross from the old country to the new world, which is now done on modern ships in five days.  From the days of sail boats to air ships that now soar above the clouds and to the time of hundreds of other modern inventions that have been brought forward since he first tasted life on the 26 day of April, 1827.   A life in a land of knowledge, during a period of time never before excelled in the history of the world in the way of inventions.  In all improvements he was always one of the first to adopt them, every keeping abreast of the times.  He was never found in the rear, but always to the front, with his shoulders to the wheel striving to do good to all with whom he came in daily contact.  No one was ever turned away who was in need, if favors were asked of him.  His whole aim in life was to do good toward everybody.  By so living he not only made a complete success in life for himself and family, but one the respect and good will of every person whose acquaintance was formed.  Thousands of dollars was paid out by him in furnishing labor to many who would call at his door for work.  Numerous persons were helped to homes which they now own and enjoy which they doubtless would have today, had not they been furnished employment as good pay.  Some of the remaining good land marks left behind which he helped to add to the town, we will try and speak of, as we follow the years of his earthly career.  No man who ever lived in the town did more for its advancement, or in helping its citizens, than the subject of this sketch.  He lived at a time leaders were needed, and to all such property and good luck would follow their work.  His start in life was without a dollar, nothing to depend upon but his will power to work out his final reward.  Young men in his early days had very poor opportunities to acquire fame or fortune.  Neither were obtainable except by making the greatest of efforts which caused many to <<missing text>>.  However, some won out, and he as one of that number of the young men of his community who started as it were at the bottom of the ladder and kept on climbing, until the last round was reached, or in other words form the cabin home in the wilderness as a poor country boy without a dollar, to a man of matured years, as a husband, a father, a Christian, a friend to all, a business man, a neighbor, a man of wealth, a philanthropist.  Among his schoolmates who have also made life a complete success, were the Studebaker brothers who became very prominent in manufacturing circles in South Bend, Ind., and F.E. Myres and brothers the famous Pump Manufacturers of Ashland, Ohio.  All were boys together when young, and who today have became prominent men, through push and in honest treatment shown to those with whom they came in contact.  Among one of the trying circumstances though which he safely passed, in his early life, was one few of our young men would care to do today.  When about 16 years old, one of his brothers, moved to DeKalb County, Indiana, from his fathers home five miles east of Ashland, and he was asked to take an ox team and a large rifle to the home of his brother, who had gone sometime before.  The country was very wild at that time and was roamed over by Indians and wild animals.  There was but few wagon roads then like now, but Indian trails were followed from one community to another.  This seemed like a big risk to him, but he knew only to do what was asked of him and was willing to risk even his own life, in order to do the will of his father and assist others in getting a start in life who needed his service.  This sterling acquisition which he acquired when a boy, followed him through life, and was one for him a name that will never be forgotten by his late associates as the years roll on.  After starting in business in his new quarters in the spring of 1875, where Wm. Clapper is now holding forth, Mr. Wise was one of the first to advocate the further advancement of the town, by applying to the commissioner’s for the incorporation of the place.  He was well aware of the fact, that improvements for the place would be slow until the town became incorporated.  In June of the following year, a petition was gotten up to be presented to the Board of Commissioners of the county asking for incorporation rights, which paper contained the names of the following persons: J.M. McLaughlin, Jackson Nichols, J.W. Downing, J.G. Staunton, John Wise, John Wise, John Crowner, Wm. Severns, D.C. Severns, M. McClellan and W.A. Pearce.  On August 6th., the petition was heard by the commissioners and granted.  On April 2nd., 1877, the first town election was held, and officers were elected as follows: Mayor, J.M. McLaughlin, 74 votes; Clerk, W.H. Fink, 52 votes; Treasurer, J.W. Downing, 88 votes; Councilmen, John Wise, 79 votes, D. Kunkle, 71 votes, Marion McClellan, 66 votes, J.W. Wilson, 58 votes, A.J. Myers, 49 votes, Jas. Traxler, 35 votes; Marshal, G.A. Flaharty, 58 votes.  The above shows the part Mr. Wise in this important work, and also shows how he stood with the people in the vote given him.  He remained on the council for quite a number of years, and was always one of the first to lead out in bringing about improvements.  His next important move made toward further advancements of the town, was to purchase the twenty-five acres of land of Mary Clever lying west of the Evangelical church, or rather west of the alley paralleling Main Street in the rear of lots from the Wise Hotel up to back of the lot where Mrs. Almyria Traxler resides.  This he had all laid out in town lots and sold them out at small prices in order to induce parties to buy.  A portion of this edition was sold to the Village School Board and soon after the large school _______.  Later on in 1893 the remaining land south of this edition was purchased of John Wilson and laid out in lots, all of which were sold and houses built on all but one lot.  The opening up of this edition was the starting of a boom for the town that has kept growing steadily ever since.  As the town began to grow.  Mr. Wise saw the need of a bakery in the place, and in order that a suitable place might be had for the starting of such an enterprise, in 1894 he began the construction of the three story building on West Newville Street, which he completed to the ceiling of the second story, the K. of P. people putting on the top story.  The first story was equipped in first class style for a bakery, and store in connection, and when done the place was rented to Edison Gearing, who shortly afterwards started the first bakery in Butler.  The business is still running but V.G. Barry is the proprietor now.  After selling out the hardware business in 1896, Mr. Wise cut loose from as much outside work as he could, as he was already 65 years old, and a busy life he had lived up to this time, he began to see he needed more rest.  One year ago the past spring he commenced the construction of his new dwelling on College Street, which he had talked of, and longed to see the day when finished, for a number of years.  The building was finished up late last fall, into which he and his wife moved from their Main Street home, which they purchased in 1865 and in which they had lived up to that time.  He completed the work the past summer left undone last fall around the home, having been permitted to see the time when his new property was finished up.  But as is often the case in this life after getting to the point where rest from a busy world could be enjoyed, you are called away.  This seemed to be the ending of his career, and was called to higher and final rest shortly after the sun peeped over the hills on last Saturday morning, September 23.  The funeral was held at the M.E. church on Monday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m., conducted by Rev. C.F. Mott, assisted by Rev. Otto Spreng, of the Evangelical church, and D.L. Andrews, of the M.P. church.  Prof. E.J. Ramey, D.S. Garber, F.S. Hubbs and J.S. Garber, constituted the choir who furnished the music during the service.  The funeral services were attended by a large concourse of relatives, friends and neighbors, all of whom greatly mourn the loss of a dear friend and honored citizen.  He was a member of the M.E. church at his death to which he had been a constant follower for many years.  His remains were buried in the Butler cemetery, to await the reward of the followers of Christ.  Those of his relatives who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mr. & Mrs. Michael McNaul, Mr. & Mrs. John McNaul and Rebecca Huffman, of Ashland, O., John Wise and Miss Emma Wise, of Red Haw, O., Mrs. Amanda DeVault and Charles DeVault, of Jeromesville, O., Christena Weaver and Will McQuate, of Ashland, O., Mrs. Louisa Long, Mr. & Mrs. John Buchanan and John Covert of Loudonville, O., and Mrs. Dr. L.N. Armentrout and Mr. & Mrs. M.H. Schrack, of Pleasant Valley, O. <<scripture omitted>>     [Butler Times:  30 September 1905, Vol. XIII, No. 6]

Wise, John -- We have again to record the death of another honored pioneer settler of our county.  John Wise, an aged and respected citizen of our city, died at his home Sunday night at 11 o'clock, aged nearly 66 years.  Mr. Wise was born in Cumberland County, Pa. in 1812 and in 1825 his parents settled in this county.  On the 10th. of June, 1837 he was married to Pamelia Roberts, by which marriage they had one child.  His wife and daughter survive him.  He has been a faithful member of the Baptist Church for a number of years, and was loved and respected by all our citizens.  His funeral will take place to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.  [Ohio Liberal:  20 March 1878]

Wise, Julia H. -- Thursday.  Mrs. Julia H. Wise, aged 77 years, widow of the late Rev. C. Wise, died at her home, a short distance northeast of the city on the Olivesburg road, at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Death was due to a stroke of paralysis.  The funeral will take place from the residence near the Ohio Reformatory, Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 15]

Wise, Lucy -- In MEMORIAM.  In loving remembrance of Miss Lucy Wise, who died Nov. 20th., aged 19 years, 9 months and 7 days.  <<Poem omitted>>  [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 November 1891]

Wise, Lucy -- Friday.  Miss Lucy Wise, granddaughter of Andrew Wise, of Spring Mills, died on the 20th. inst., in the twentieth year of her age.  She was an estimable young woman, sincerely loved by her friends and highly respected by all who knew her.  While in the pursuit of cherished plans for usefulness and in the enjoyment of high expectations for the future she was suddenly stricken down and became a helpless victim of that fatal disease, diphtheria.   Her illness was brief, but her sufferings were severe.  She fully realized the serious nature of her sickness, and with tender thoughtfulness, gave her touching farewells to all in the house.  Without a murmur or complaint that her life was so soon ended, and, without a fear for the future, she calmly "passed away in the happy assurance of going to that better country where none of the inhabitants shell ever say "I am sick".  Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather the funeral was well attended, affording another evidence of the high esteem in which she was held in the community.  After the burial a funeral discourse was preached by her pastor, D.W. Smith, of this city.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1891]

Wise, Margaret -- Mrs. Margaret Wise, wife of the late David Wise, an ex-Sheriff of Richland County, died at her residence on East Diamond Street, last Friday of consumption, aged about 72 years.  Mr. Wise and his wife were married in Carlisle, Pa., in 1824, and in a couple years afterward emigrated to this county, where they resided until their death.  Mrs. Wise for a great many years was a member of the M.E. church, but withdrew from it fifteen or twenty years ago, intending, we learn, to unite with the Lutheran church, though we believe he did not do so.  We do not think any mother in our county ever had a heavier charge and more trouble than Mrs. Wise had during the five or six years of her husband's sickness prior to his death.  She was beloved and respected by every one who knew her.  Four children, two sons and two daughters, survive her.  [Ohio Liberal:  10 April 1878]  *Possibly the same as Ann M. Wise (see entry above)

Wise, Marie Princehorn -- Ex-Resident Of City Dies. Former Mansfield resident, Mrs. Marie Princehorn Wise, sister of Mrs. Harry B. Conner and A. C. Schroeder and John M. Schroeder of Mansfield, died Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Avon following several weeks illness. Mrs. Wise was the widow of Glen M. Princehorn of Mansfield, and Edward J. Wise of Grafton. In addition to her sister and brothers in Mansfield, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert D. Vanausdale of Pittsburgh; one granddaughter and one grandson and another sister, Mrs. G. Everett Wieseke of Elyria. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cowling Funeral Home in Oberlin. Burial will be in Oberlin's Westwood Cemetery. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. [Mansfield News Journal: August 1968]

Wise, Michael -- d. 2/22/1870 at Mansfield;  62y, 7m, 11d;  b. Cumberland, Pennsylvania  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Wise, Mrs. Jeremiah -- Sunday.  Mrs. Jeremiah Wise, of 223 North Main Street, is another victim of diphtheria, resulting from the shipping of the dead body of a child who died of that disease at Gibsonburg, near Toledo, to this place, and falsely labeled by the physician at Gibsonburg as a death from heart failure.  This is the third case of diphtheria in this vicinity resulting from the unlawful shipment of the body referred to, one of which resulted fatally.  The laws inn regard to the management of diphtheria cases and the shipment of the dead bodies of the victims cannot be too rigidly enforced.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1891]

Wise, Mary Magdalene -- Mrs. Mary Magdelene Wise, widow of the late Henry Wise, died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, at her home one and one-half miles north of the city.  She was born in Westmoreland County, Pa. and was 69 years, 7 months and 5 days old.  She as the mother of Fred, Frank and Samuel Wise, of this city.  Mr. Wise died one year ago.  Funeral services Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by the Rev. A.K. Mumma.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  04 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 1]

Wise, Mrs.

Wise, Mrs. Andrew -- Mrs. Andrew Wise died at the home of her husband at Spring Mills, Jan. 29, at the age of about 60.  The funeral will take place from the Spring Mills church, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  06 February 1890, Vol. 40, No. 12]

Wise, Mrs. Andrew -- DIED, Jan. 29, at her husband's home at Spring Mills, Mrs. Andrew Wise, wife of Postmaster Wise, aged about 60 years.  Funeral Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. from the Spring Mills church.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  30 January 1890, Vol. 5, No. 280]

Wise, Nellie L. -- 72Y;  d. 1/17/1952 at home, Mansfield;  b. 6/27/1879 at Bellville;  wid/o Bert Carson Wise (d. 5/13/1946);  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ: 17 January 1952]

Wise, Parmelia -- DIED, At her late residence on South Diamond Street at 4:30 p.m., Dec. 17, Mrs. Parmelia Wise, widow of the late John Wise, aged about 70 years.  Funeral to be announced Monday.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  22 December 1887, Vol. 4, No. 6]

Wise, Parmelia -- The funeral of Mrs. Parmelia Wise took place from her residence on South Diamond Street at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  The Rev. H.A. Sumrell conducted the funeral assisted by the Rev. D.J. Meese.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  22 December 1887, Vol. 4, No. 6]

Wise, Russel Allen -- Russel Allen Wise, the year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. John C. Wise, died this morning at the home, No. 197 E. Arch Street of pneumonia and spinal meningitis after an illness of three weeks.  The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:30 from the home conducted by Rev. S.P. Long.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 22 March 1909]

Wise, Sylvia M. -- b. 4/3/1875;  d. 8/26/1962;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [source:  Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Wise, Walva Alice -- 85, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday afternoon at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.  She was born Feb. 14, 1910, near Butler.  She had been a lifelong resident of the Ashland and Mansfield area.  Mrs. Wise retired from the former Essex Wire Co. in Lexington, where she had worked for more than 10 years.  She is survived by five grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Wise, Sept. 10, 1958; one son, Lee Allen Wise, Oct. 29, 1993.  Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a. m. in Lexington Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, Mansfield, is in charge of arrangements.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Chapter, 23811 Chagrin Blvd., No. 210, Beachwood 44122.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley [Ashland Times Gazette: 1 May 1995, p. 6A]

Wise, Willamina L. (Flora) -- Willamina L. Flora was born in Washington County, Md., in the year 1824.  When quite young she came to Richland County, O. and in September, 1844 was married to Mrs. Andrew J. Wise, the present postmaster of Spring Mills.  She departed this life January 29th. in the 66th. year of her age.  Rev. F.J. Ruth received her into the Lutheran church many years ago.  Mrs. Wise has long been well and favorably known by a large circle of acquaintances in the vicinity of her home and by friends in this city.  By her kind and pleasant manner she succeeded in endearing herself to a large number of persons.  The announc3ement of her death was very unexpected.  There was first a severe attack of the prevailing influenza, followed by asthma, which resulted in a complication of diseases.  After a short but painful illness, she peacefully fell asleep in the hope of a blessed immortality.  She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother and good neighbor, and was highly esteemed in the community, because of her many excellencies of character.  There was a very large attendance at the funeral services, conducted by Rev. D.W. Smith, of this city.  A husband, three daughters and six sons survive her to mourn their irreparable loss.  They have the sincere sympathy of their friends in this severe and unexpected affliction.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 February 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 39]

Wiser, John -- A SAD ACCIDENT -- Saturday evening last, while Mr. John Wiser, son of Adam Wiser, and his wife, residing in Jackson Township, were filling their lighted lamp with "Rose Fluid" it caught fire and the can exploded.  Mr. William Arnold, a neighbor, was present.  He snatched up their only child and rushed into the open air.  The wife followed, enveloped in flames.  By some means, the fire upon her was soon extinguished.  Mr. Arnold rushed into the house for Mr. Wiser, who had been prostrated, and took him out, and extinguished the fire as soon as possible.  The unfortunate man was taken to the residence of his father, where he died on Monday morning at 4 o'clock.  His wife is in a critical condition, but may recover.  Mr. Arnold deserves great credit for his presence of mind and heroic efforts at the risk of his own life to save that of others.  This is another terrible warning that there is "death in the lamp".  Persons should always fill up the lamp during the daytime, and keep it full.  Never permit it to become low and generate gas.  It is the heat when low, that generates gas, and causes explosions.  [Shelby Independent News:  29 December 1870, Vol. 3, No. 9]

Wisner, Al. -- Butler, O., Aug. 1 -- Al. Wisner, a well-known farmer, aged about 45, living near here, was moving his threshing machine this afternoon when a storm came up and he with two others took refuge under a tree along the road.  Lightning struck the tree, instantly killing Mr. Wisner and stunning the others.  Mr. Wisner was well known throughout the south part of the county.  He leaves a wife and two children.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 August 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 12 reprinted from the State Journal]

Witchey, Mary Beer -- 89Y;  d. 5/9/1956 at home;  Mansfield resident 1895-1956;  b. 5/18/1866 at Berne, Switzerland;  w/o Godfrey (m. 1886 at Sardis, OH);  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 5/9/1956]

Witcraft, Sue -- Shelby.  Mrs. Sue Witcraft, formerly a resident of Shelby, died in Cleveland last Wednesday.  The funeral was held Saturday and was attended by several people.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  22 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 96]

Witt, Horatio -- Horatio Witt, one of the oldest residents of Richland County and among the oldest Civil War veterans in the United States, died Saturday morning shortly after six o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Wolf in Olivesburg, with whom he had lived for the past eight years.  Deceased was a distant relative of Allie and Harry Devore of this city, and was aged 99 years.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  07 March 1914, Vol. 61, No. 16]

Wittemschlager, Frank -- RIBLET -- Frank Wittemschlager died Monday night of croup, at the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. G. Wittemschlager, aged 3 years and 4 months. The burial took place in Fairview. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 15 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 40]

Wittemyer, Jacob -- DIED, At his residence one and one half miles east of the city at 3 a.m., Aug. 19, Jacob Wittemyer, brother-in-law of Adam Beck, Jr., aged about twenty-three years.  The deceased had been failing for three years past.  Funeral from the residence at 2 p.m., Aug. 30, the Rev. Louis Krebs officiating.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  01 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 40]

Wittman, Johann -- Johann Wittman, 63, of 445 Howard St., died at his home Friday evening.   He was born Sept. 17, 1912, in Ozervenka, Yugoslavia, and came to Mansfield in 1946.  Mr. Wittman was a retired employee of the Case-Mahl Manufacturing Co., and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving is his mother-in-law, Katharina Freimeyer of Helterfecking, Germany.  Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Diamond Street Home of the Wappner Funeral Directors conducted by his pastor the Rev. Jan Michael Nace.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  (Mansfield News Journal: February 2, 1976 p. 5)



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