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Arne H Trelvik
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BENJAMIN A. STOKES
Benjamin A. Stokes died at his home, near Ridgeville, at 2 o’clock on Monday afternoon.

He was born in Burlington County New Jersey, on the 3d of September 1812, and was at his death, nearly 87 years old. He was the son of William Stokes, who married Hannah Hatcher April 8, 1798. Mr. Stokes was one of twelve children born to William and Hannah Stokes but one now survives – Mrs. Hannah Simonton, of Lebanon.

He removed to his county with his parents in 1817, arriving on the 4th day of July. He has lived in this county and in Clearcreek ever since.

He obtained his education in the log school-house of the pioneers. On the 31st of March, 1841, he was married to Miss Maria Mulford, who was born in Warren county, a daughter of Joseph and Rhoda Mulford.

By this union they had ten children – eight now living. Mr. Stokes’ wife died some six years ago. He was all his life a farmer, but was engaged in other pursuits incidentally. His strong predilection was toward financial matters. He was interested in the National bank at Waynesville, and, after the suspension of the banking house of Boake & Hunt he established at Lebanon the banking establishment of B. A. Stokes & Co., the Lebanon National Bank being the successor of this institution. At the time of his death Mr. Stokes was vice president of and a director in the Lebanon National Bank, and one of its controlling spirits. He became a man of wealth, by reason of his financial ability.

He was a man who never desired office, and yet he was elected justice of the peace, and served nine years, and was a director of the Childrens Home and Orphan Asylum of this county. He was a member throughout his life of the democratic party, and for more than forty years he had been a subscriber to the Cincinnati Daily Enquirer.

In the death of Mr. Stokes Warren county has lost one of its most worthy, intelligent and useful citizens.

His funeral occurred at his home at 1 o’clock in the afternoon of Thursday, and the interment was in Miami Cemetery, at Corwin.

Source: unnamed 1899 newspaper [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

by
Arne H Trelvik
20 May 2003
 

Bertha S. Stokes (1828-1924)

Miss Bertha Stokes
Miss Bertha Stokes, daughter of the late Rush and Alice Tibbals Stokes, died at her home in Covington, Ohio, Saturday morning, of tuberculosis. She was born near Ridgeville, where the family lived until a few years ago, and was a granddaughter of the late Dr. William B. Stokes, former State Senator from Warren County. Interment at Corwin.

Source: unnamed paper dated 17 Jan 1924
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,
406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036-2349, (513) 695-1144 - WCGS@co.warren.oh.us

by
Arne H Trelvik
2 July 2008
 

Ellis A. Stokes (1823-1849)

At Sacramento City, California, on the 3d day of November last, Mr. ELLIS A STOKES formerly of this place, aged 23 years.

Source: The Miami Visitor, Waynesville, Ohio, Wednesday January 30, 1850

by
Arne H Trelvik
2 July 2008
 

Hannah (Morgan) Stokes (1796-1866)

DEATHS
At the residence of her son, Walter S. Stokes, in Union Township, Warren Co., O., Mrs. Hannah Stokes, in the 69th year of her age.

Source: The Miami Gazette, Waynesville, Ohio, Wednesday June 27, 1866

by
Arne H Trelvik
11 Jan 2010

Horace M. Stokes

DEATHS.

- On the 8th inst., near Lebanon, Mrs. Elanor Worley, aged 65 years.
- In Lebanon, on the 12th inst., Horace M. Stokes, Grand Master of the Masonic Order of Ohio

Source: The Western Star 19 Sep 1861 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]
[Also see photo of Horace M. Stokes tombstone at Lebanon Cemetery]

by
Arne H Trelvik
20 May 2006

Horace M. Stokes

DEATH of H. M. STOKES.

Horace M. Stokes, Esq., died at his residence in Lebanon, on Thursday the 12th inst., after a brief illness. He had long been a citizen of Lebanon, and had been honored by an appointment to an important office (Clerk of the Court of Warren County) before his majority, which he afterward held by vote of the people. The office of Grand High Priest, and subsequently the office of Grand Master, of the Masonic Fraternity for the State of Ohio, had been repeatedly conferred upon him, in both of which he was greatly esteemed and respected. He was a kind father and husband, a good neighbor, and an honest man. The disease of which he died was typhoid fever, though it was probably complicated with other diseases of a chronic character to which he was subject.. - Hamilton Intelligencer.

Source: The Western Star 26 Sep 1861 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

by
Arne H Trelvik
20 May 2006
 

Joel A. Stokes (1802-1852)

Fatal Accident.
On Monday morning of this week, as I have been informed, between 11 and 12 o'clock, Mr. Joel A. Stokes, who lived some four or five miles south-west of this place in the neighborhood of Utica, met with an accident that resulted immediately in his death. He had been on some business to some place, and on returning, after nearly reaching his own premises, the bridle on his horse became loose, and he stepped out of his wagon to arrange it again, but through some means he was thrown down, and the wagon passed over him and killed him instantly. Mr. Stokes was a worthy man, and his loss will be felt severely.

SourceThe Miami Visitor, Waynesville, Ohio, Wednesday July 28, 1852

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Arne H Trelvik
2 July 2008

Julia Stokes

DIED—On the 14th inst., at Ridgeville, Julia, eldest daughter of Dr. Wm. H. Stokes, in the 2d year of her age, of Flux. The deceased was a sprightly and interesting child and its premature death is a great affliction to its parents.

Source: The Western Star, dated 17 October 1851 (obtained from the Ohio Historical Society, microfilm roll # 19249)

by
Judy Simpson
24 June 2004
 

Lydia M. (Fletcher) Stokes

Mrs. Lydia M. Stokes
Mrs. Lydia M. Stokes died at her residence, after a lingering illness, Wednesday evening, October 8, aged seventy-six years. Mrs. Stokes was born in Newry, Down county, Ireland, of English parentage during the sojourn of her father’s family, at that place, for a few years before emigrating to the United States. She was married to Samuel Stokes in 1832, resided for some years in Philadelphia and in 18466 came to Cincinnati, where the greater part of her life was spent, and where her husband died July 9th 1872. For the last seven years she has lived in our midst and has been closely identified with our citizens. Mrs. Stokes was a woman of strong mind, well balanced, sound judgment, keen sense of humor and a warm, open, generous heart. Her ear was ever open to the needs of humanity and she gave liberally of her means to the poor and was abundant in all of her charities – visiting the sick, comforting those who were in sorrow and trouble, and ever seeking opportunities to minister to those who were in any way oppressed. Her sympathies were especially enlisted for the students of our village, and she will be gratefully remembered by scores of them whom she has visited in sickness, carrying to them nourishing food prepared by her own hands, doing for them as she said she would like some mother to do to her own sons if they were in like need.
Mrs. Stokes belonged to the society of Orthodox Friends and held her membership in that denomination in Cincinnati, and as long as her health permitted was a faithful attendant at Fifth day meeting. She rarely attended services in Cincinnati on Sunday, objecting to the long railway ride on that day; but her place in the Presbyterian church, which she made her church home while here, was seldom vacant, and her fervent voice was always heard joining in the Lord’s prayer and the hymns of praise.
Her illness was long and painful, but was borne with lovely Christian patience, and she ripened for heaven as she lay through the summer days waiting fro her transition, so ready to go, but biding the Lord’s own time. Her life among us has been a blessing to many in whose hearts her memory will long be kept green, and for long years to come the gracious presence and sweet face of the saintly old lady will be lovingly cherished by those to whom she so tenderly endeared herself.
Short services were held at the house on Friday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Scott and the Rev. J. E. Reed, and on Saturday morning further services were held at the Friend’s meeting house in Cincinnati, and her body was laid to rest by her kindred in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Source: The Lebanon [Ohio] Gazette. Thursday October 16, 1890
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,
406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036-2349, (513) 695-1144 - WCGS@co.warren.oh.us

by
Arne H Trelvik
25 June 2008

Mildred (Trapp) Stokes (1879-1970)

Mrs. Stokes Rites Thursday Afternoon

Mrs. Walter R. Stokes of 335 N. Union st., died at 2:15 p.m., Monday in the local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday from Holland and Barry Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward M. Story officiating. Interment will be in Union cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
The deceased was born Aug. 4, 1879, in Springfield, the daughter of Frederick and Emma Rubley Trapp. She was married to Walter R. Stokes in 1904 and he preceded her in death. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Emma L. Everitt of Springfield.
Mrs. Stokes was a member of Trinity Episcopal church, Daughters of the King, P.E.O. Sisterhood and Lincoln's Woman's club.

Source: "Mrs. Stokes Rites Thursday Afternoon", The Lincoln (Illinois) Courier, Tuesday January 20, 1970

by
Maribeth Brannen
20 July 2010
 

Susan (Throckmorton) Stokes

Mrs. Susan Stokes
Mrs. Susan Stokes died at her home in Ridgeville, Wednesday evening, March 16th after an illness of nine weeks, in the 93d year of her age. Mrs. Stokes was a daughter of James and Leah Throckmorton. She was born near Conover, in Miami County, Ohio, Aug. 15th, 1828. When quite young her parents moved to the old Throckmorton farm where she lived till her marriage. On January 31, 1849, she was married to Dr. W. H. Stokes, a graduate of West Point, who served tow terms in the Ohio Senate. After their marriage they resided on a farm near Ridgeville until the Doctor's death in May 1896. Twelve children were born to them of whom six survive, three sons and three daughters, Mott, of Cincinnati, Locke, of Warsaw, Indiana; Lee, of Lebanon, Mrs. Frank H. Frost and Mrs. Etta Coons of Dayton, and Eva who remained at her home with her mother and was a loving and faithful daughter, they were all present at the last services. The funeral was held at her late home in Ridgeville, Saturday morning, and was conducted by Rev. J. F. Cadwallader of Waynesville.
Mrs. Stokes had a most kind and generous disposition, was charitable in thought and action, was a great lover of home and made many friends. During her last illness when conscious, her mind seemed filled with religious thought and prayer.

Source: unnamed paper dated 31 March 1921
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,
406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036-2349, (513) 695-1144 - WCGS@co.warren.oh.us

by
Arne H Trelvik
2 July 2008

Thomas Hamer Stokes (1848-1938)

FORMER EDITOR CITY'S ELDEST BUSINESS MAN
Prominent In Fraternal, Civic, Political Circles
Dies at 90

 

Source: "Former Editor, City's Eldest Business Man" The Lincoln (Illinois) Herald, Tuesday, July 26, 1938

by
Maribeth Brannen
5 July 2010

Walter Riley Stokes (1873-1956)

Walter R. Stokes Funeral Service To Be Saturday

Walter Riley Stokes of 335 N. Union st., died at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday in Abraham Lincoln Memorial hospital. He was a teller at First National Bank in Lincoln until his retirement several years ago.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday from Dammerman and Fricke Funeral home with the Rev. William E. Berger officiating; interment will be in Union cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m.
The decedent was born in Lincoln Sept. 1, 1873, the son of Thomas H. and Mary Larison Stokes. He married Mildred Trapp in Lincoln in October, 1904, and she survives. He also leaves a niece, Mrs. Frances Ewing Quicksall of St. Petersburg, Fla. A brother, Carroll Stokes, and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Stokes Ewing, preceded him in death.
Stokes, a member of Trinity Episcopal church, was a past member of Lincoln Lodge 210 AF and AM, and of Elks lodge No. 914. He attended West Point Academy in 1892 and was graduated from Chicago College of Dental surgery in 1899. He practiced dentistry in Dallas, Tex., and Medford, Ore. After returning to Lincoln he was deputy county treasurer here for four years and then became assistant cashier of First National Bank.

Source: "Walter R. Stokes Funeral Service To Be Saturday", The Lincoln (Illinois) Daily Courier, Thursday December 27, 1956

by
Maribeth Brannen
20 July 2010


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