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The Bryan Press March 27, 1930


Bryan Pastors Officiated

Rev. MOORE and Rev. LEMERT, of Bryan, officiated Tuesday at the funeral services of J. Harvey YOUNG, former superintendent of schools of Hamler. Mr. YOUNG, who died very suddenly, had maintained membership in the Bryan First Brethren church.



Mrs. Emily TAWNEY, 74, died Sunday sfternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. FISHER, Mrs. FISHER being her daughter. Other children are Mrs. Chas. BEATTIE and Hugh of Bryan, Bruce and Mrs. Lee HARRISON, of Dayton, Mrs. John COSLET, West Unity. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Williams Center, conducted by Rev. RIDDLE, a former pastor, followed by burial in the Williams Center cemetery.



Near the hour of midnight on the 18th day of March, 1930, the spirit of Amos OXENRIDER departed. Mr. OXENRIDER was born in Williams county, Ohio, on the 31st day of July, 1852, and at the date of hie deceased had reached the age of seventy-seven years, seven months and eighteen days. He spent his entire life in Williams county. During September 1873 he was united in marriege to Susanna STAHL and to this union were born three children, Clayton M., residing at Parson, Kansas, Mr. Nora J. PEYTON, of Bryan, Ohio, and Guy H. OXENRIDER of Ellwood City, Pa. He also leaves two grandchildren, one great grandchild and a step mother, Harriet OXENRIDER; one grandchild preceeding him in death. (Obit. cut off)



The Bryan Press, Nov. 29, 1934



Roger WALKER, 50, died in the Garrett hospital Tuesday night. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday suffering from some cause that was not fully diagnosed, and an operation was thought to be necessary, but before it had been made, he succumbed. Mr. WALKER was a lifelong resident of Bryan. He was not married. Services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the KRILL funeral home with Dr. TEETERS in charge. Burial in Fountain Grove cemetery.



Frank KEIFFER died at his home at 111 North Enterprise street, Tuesday morning after a long illness. Funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at DECK's funeral parlors.


Mrs. George SMITH

The deceased, Mrs. Lena SMITH, was the daughter of Wilhelm and Christina MILLER. She was born Feb. 27, 1861, in Ihringen, Germany. In her infancy she was made a child of God through the sacrament of Baptism. At the proper age she was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She came to America in the year 1882 and was married to George SMITH on May 17, 1885. To this union were born six children, two of whom died in infancy and one at the age of 25 years. On March 20, 1931, her husband preceded her in death. Always having been rather frail, her health failed more and more from then on, so that she was confined to her home most of the time and to her bed some of the time. About the first of August of this year she became bedfast and her condition was such that the end seemed to be at hand on a number of occasions but she always rallied for a time. At such times she again and again expressed her desire to be "absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord." Her petition was granted when on Saturday evening, November 17, at seveno'clock the Lord called her soul of this world, as we confidently hope, to her eternal home in the heavens, st the age of 73 years, 8 months, and 21 days. There remains to mourn for her three children, Ernest SMITH and Emelia ELSER of Ney, and Frieda MULLIGAN of Bryan; one brother, William MILLER of Edgerton, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and other relatives and friends.


William WALKER

William WALKER was born in Mayo County, Ireland, Aug. 1, 1847, and departed this life Nov. 24, 1834 at the home of his son, Fred, aged 87 years, 3 months and 23 days. In 1855 he came with the family to America, locating at Brockville, Ont., Canada. Then, in early manhood, he bade goodbye to the parental home going to Cleveland. While there he met and married Miss Jane BOYDE. To this union were born eight children, four of whom departed this in childhood, and a fifth, Dr. William, Jr., at Bryan, in 1926. Desiring to raise his family out in the quiet of the country, Father WALKER came to Williams county in 1876, settling on a farm near West Buffalo. While there his heart was saddened by the loss of his devoted wife, in 1897, and in the fall of the same year he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary McDOWELL, of Chautauqua county, New York; she survives him.

About 19 years of his later life were spent in Edon, to which village he retired in 1915, previous to coming to his son Fred's. He leaves to mourn his loss one brother and one sister, in Ontario, three sons, Percy of Fort Wayne, and Fred and Wilson of Center township, Williams county, 11 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, in addition to the widow. Mr. WALKER enjoyed a wide circle of acquaintances and friends.



From Bryan Newspaper March 1938



Funeral services for Mrs. John THOMPSON were held in Fayette Sunday with burial south of Pioneer. Mrs. THOMPSON was about 83 and had spent many years in and near Bryan. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bess KELLEY with whom she made her home, and son Frank also living in Fayette. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. THOMPSON, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. SCHARTZER, Mrs. C. F. McFADDEN, Cora RIDENOUR and Emma TREAT attended the funeral.


Mrs.George KELLER

Delilah Jane AMES, daughter of Nehemiah and Eliza AMES, was born July 9, 1864 in Defiance county, and passed away Feb. 22, 1938, at her home in Williams Center, where she had lived more than 50 years. Her age was 73 years, seven months and 30 days. She was united in marriage to George Franklin KELLER on Nov. 23, 1883. Her husband preceded her in death two months ago. To this union were born six children, three of whom preceeded their parents in death. She leaves to mourn their mother's passing one daughter, Vera, two sons, Ward and Leland, three grandchildren, also a sister, Betsie BYERS, two brothers, Oscar and David AMES and many other relatives and friends.

Cards of Thanks

We wish to thank all those who were so kind to us in our deep sorrow in the sudden loss of our mother, especial thanks to the minister for his condolence, also to Mr. DECK.  - Mrs. Vera SWARTZ, Ward and Leland KELLER and Families.



Lavon CULLER will have a saw mill moved to his farm, getting timber ready for a new barn to replace the one destroyed by fire.

Mrs. Langdon CHAMBERLAIN entertained the Pleasant Grove U. B. ladies at a quilting, Wednesday.

Sam SAILER moved to the John DAILEY farm.

Orville WOLFF is doing carpenter work for Clyde WISMAN, making many improvements in the house.

The Albert CHARLES family is quarantined, their daughter, Bernitta, high school student at West Unity, being ill with scarlet fever.

Mrs. Delbert HANCOCK, living in the north part of this township, is a patient in the Bryan hospital.

Mrs. Ward PATTON sent an 1867 Indian head penny to a coin company and received a check of $25, a pleasant surprise.

Mr. and Mrs. O. C. BURGBACHER and son Raymond, wife and daughter were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold BURGBACHER south of Bryan. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. BURGBACHER were guests also.

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