MRS. O.V. DIBBLE
Word was received in Mercer Friday of the death of Mrs. O.V. Dibble which occurred at her home in Wadsworth, Ohio, death resulted from heart failure after a very brief illness with pertonitis. Mrs. Dibble was the daughter of the late
J.M. and Mrs. Elizabeth McKinney at one time a resident of Mercer and was well known and had many friends here. She was married during her families residence here, but lived for many years in Ohio.
She leaves to mourn her death her husband and seven children, six sons and one daughter. She is also survived by her mother and three sisters;
Mesdames, J.G. White, George Reznor and S. J. Byers all of Mercer and two brothers,
Thomas and Edward. The funeral took place Monday morning with interment at Wadsworth.
MERCER DISPATCH - FRIDAY - MAY 1, 1903
On the morning of April 24th inst., Mrs. O. V. Dibble of Wadsworth, Ohio died after only a few days illness, which we mentioned last week. Mrs. Dibble was
Emma McKinney, the youngest of the five daughters of
Sheriff McKinney, late of this county. The oldest sister,
Mrs. J. R. Williams died at Scrubgrass in May 1871. The other three
Mrs. Byers, Mrs. J. G. White and Mrs George Reznor reside here. Two brothers,
Thomas P., who resides in Petersburg, Mahoning county, Ohio, and
Edward M., who has been in the U. S. Regular Army for four years. The mother, Elizabeth McKinney, resides with her daughter, Mrs.
Reznor, in this place, in good health and vigor for one who has passed her four score years.
Mrs. Dibble, after her marriage here, about thirty years ago, resided in Youngstown where her husband was engaged in the dry goods business, afterwards the family removed to Teegarden in Columbus county, Ohio where Mr. Dibble conducted a general store and was the manager of coal mines operated by a Cleveland company. The next residence was New Lisbon, where he engaged in the same employment. About twenty years ago the family took up their present residence, Mr. Dibble being the manager of coal mining operations nearby and elsewhere. He is also largely interested in the Chippewa Salt Co. Mrs. Dibble was well known here from her childhood, and was most highly esteemed by all who knew her. After her marriage, her visits to friends here kept her memory green. She was the mother of eight children, seven boys and one girl, one boy died in infancy. The two oldest sons are married and engaged in business in Wadsworth, both having been through the Spanish War. The daughter is the wife of
Mr. C. C. Chalffield, a druggist in Akron, Ohio. Two sons are preparing for business life, the two youngest being children yet.
Mrs. Dibble was a Christian woman, and with her husband was active and earnest in church work. She was an excellent mother, which is attested by a family of which any parent should be proud. The old neighbors and friends of the deceased extend to the bereaved husband, son and daughters sincere sympathy. This is all in such cases we can give, and it is idle, when grief and sorrow are too sacred for any intrusion. The penalty of life is death. It is hard in the poignancy of our grief, over the loss of loved ones to recognize beneficence in our common destiny, but revelation so teaches us, and science attests eternal existence. Death is then but a stage in endless life. The friends of Mrs. Dibble have just returned from her bier. The funeral was largely attended, by friends in the community, and many from Detroit, Cleveland, Youngstown and elsewhere. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful. attesting the esteem in which the deceased was held by her friends.
WESTERN PRESS - FRIDAY MAY 1, 1903
obituaries submitted by Bob McKeon