From: The Crestline Advocate
September 21, 1905

Elizabeth Arter

Elizabeth Arter, daughter of Henry Arter, was born in Springfield township,
Richland County Ohio June 8, 1829 and died near Stockton, California,
August 31, 1905 aged 76 years 2 months and 23 days.

She was married to William Hill in 1849. To this union were born three
children,William,Susan and Mary. Her home was first located at Mansfield,
Ohio, but after a few years moved to Burlington, Iowa . There she buried
her son William and also her husband. She then returned to Crestline,
Ohio with her two little girls, bereaved of a dear husband and alone.
During her widowhood her daughter, Susan was called to dwell with
the angels, being now left with one daughter and in deep sorrow.

In the year 1862 she was married in Crestline to Timothy Young of
Upper Sandusky. To this union were born four children, three of whom
have preceeded her to that better country. In the year 1891, she was again
called upon to mourn the loss of a dear husband. She now took up her
residence near Stockton, California with her son, Everett G. and Mary,
where she resided until her death. She was a model Christian woman,
loved by all who knew her. When in youth she became a member of the
Methodist Episcopal church, worshiping with her parents at Biglow Chapel,
Richland County.

She leaves to mourn her loss, two children, Mrs. Mary M. Williams
and Everett G. Young, of Stockton, California, Also Mrs. Emily Clark, of
Denver Colorado, Mrs. Mary Ewing and Mrs. John Troutwine, children
of Mr. Young of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, also five grandchildren, three
brothers and one sister and a host of friends and relatives. Her loss to
us in this world is Heaven's gain . She was steadfast in the faith and
went to the sleep of death , rejoicing to meet her Savior and those
who have gone before.

She was buried at Upper Sandusky Wednesday afternoon, September 18,
at two o'clock, Rev Bennett, of Upper Sandusky, officating.

Mrs. John Hout, Mrs. D. Beam, and Mrs. A. Oldfield, nieces of the deceased,
and Aaron Oldfield and Miss Ivy Hout, of Crestline, attended the funeral.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


Michael Arter
The announcement of the death of Michael Arter, Jr., which occurred Friday night,
August 11 at 10:50, came as a shock to his neighbors and friends. Although he had
been able to be around the house and to take occasional drives to his home town.
He was confined to the house for about two weeks previous to his death.
Mr. Arter was the son of Michael Arter, Sr. and Susanna Erb Arter and was born in
Sharon Township, Richland, county Ohio, October 12, 1841 . His spirit returned to
God who gave it, August 11, 1922; He was united in marriage to Miss Amanda Alice Cole
of Mansfield, September 13, 1864. To this union was born one daughter who tenderly
cared for her father in his declining years. He also leaves two brothers, John E.,
living near here, and Jacob, of Traer, Iowa; also a number of nieces and nephews to
mourn his departure. Mr. Arter on of the oldest residents of Sharon township,
having lived his entire life in this community. As he leaves there seems to whisper
"A Message From Paradise"
What mean you this weeping,
To break my very heart?
We both are in Christ’s keeping
and therefore cannot part
You there----I here----though separated
We still at heart are one.
I only just in the sunshine,
The shadows scarcely gone.
I was so very,very, weary;
Surely you could not mourn
That I a little sooner
Should lay my burden down.
The weep not, weep not , darling,
God wipes away all tears.
‘Tis only yet a little while,
Though you may call it years.
The Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, August 15, at 10 o’clock, from his
late home, Maple Front Farm, and conducted by Rev. E. A. Brown, pastor of the M.E.
Church, at Crestline. The body was placed in the mausoleum at Shelby, by the side of
his wife, who preceded him in death fourteen years ago.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral were:
Mrs. Eldora Ullery of Ft. Wayne, Ind; Mrs Ida Rosenbohm and daughters of Milford. Ind;
Miss Elsie Arter of Greensburg, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schill of Marion; Mrs Dora Keifer,
Mrs. Frank Fink and son Gregory, Ida Snyder, Eugene Arter and family of Galion;
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Cole, Mrs. Julia Cole, Mr. and Mrs. George Cole,
Mr. and Mrs. William Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Gordon, Mrs. Gustave Baer,
Jacob Beam, George Reimer?, Mrs. Susie Emptage? and son Ray,
Arthur Maglott and daughter Ethel, and Mrs. Maryann Snook of Mansfield.
Many beautiful floral offerings were received from relatives and sympathizing friends.
Note: Question marks have been added to indicate a problem in reading the original copy.
From the August 23, 1922 Shelby Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


"Mr. Henry Artz, a well known and highly respected farmer, died at his home, west of
this place, yesterday morning at 6 o'clock aged 67 years. The funeral services will be
held Saturday at 10 o'clock a.m. at the London church. Interment at London."
OBITUARY OF HENRY ARTZ, 1903, Unknown newspaper.
Obit. courtesy of Terry Wilson


A. J. ASHLEY was born in Tiro, Crawford County, Ohio, December 26, 1849, and
died October 16 last at Topoka, Kansas. He was married in Fort Wayne, Indiana,
in April, 1871 to Miss Frank N. McLARREN who died Febuary 14, 1884. October 23,
1889 he married Mrs. Nannie McDANIEL at Nevada, Missouri, who survives him.
He is also survived by three children, Howard ASHLEY of Salina, Mrs. B. L. THOMPSON
and Mrs. W. E. SCRIPTER of this city and six grandchildren. He united with the
M.E. church of Herington during the pastorate of Rev. BRADEN. He came to Herington
in 1895 and resided here until 1921, when he moved Topeka. For fifteen or sixteen
years he had a passenger run as conductor on the southwest line of the Rock Island.
Then he conducted the Glenwood hotel until about a year ago when he moved to Topeka.
Death was due to diabetes. The funeral was held from the M. E. church yesterday
afternoon with the Masonic order in charge.
Mr. ASDLEY had a wide acquaintance especially among railroad men and leaves
many friends who regret to hear of his death.
Herrington Times, Kansas
A. J. Ashley was a ½ brother of Frank Ashley, residing here.

Shelby Globe, Shelby, Ohio
Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Frank Ashley was one of a family of seven children, born in Auburn Township,
Crawford County, Ohio, December 30, 1834, and died in Shelby May 7, 1926, being 91
years of age at the time of his death.
He was the second son of Ebenezeer and Mary AMOUND Ashley, whose parents were
among the early settlers of Crawford county, purchasing a tract of land from the
government on which the family was reared. This farm passed to one son, E. E. ASHLEY,
and is now known as the R. E. SAWYER farm. There he grew to manhood and while a
youth united with the Auburn Center Baptist church, where he remained an active and
faithful member until seven years ago, when he came to Shelby to live.
Mr. ASHLEY was married to Celeste Anne EWING Febuary 25,???4. Mrs. ASHLEY passed
away June ??, 1863. To them one daughter, Mrs. C. C. ALLEN, who survives him,
was born. He also is survived by three granchildren, Mrs C. E. MILLER, Detroit:
Mrs. George McLAUGHLIN and Frank ALLEN; one great- grandson, and one brother,
W. W. ASHLEY, Toledo.
He was thoughtful, kind and generous, scattering good deeds to others all along his
pathway of life. He was eyes to the blind and a light unto the feet of many. He was
full of years, Ninety-one, with no apparent break in his vigorous mind. It is of such men
our country was made and of such men our country was made and of will be perpetuated.
He was a soldier, not only on the battlefield, but in the daily walks of his life.
He was buried Monday, May 10, from his late home, the services being conducted by
Rev. L. A. WOOD of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield.
Those attending the funeral from a distance were W. W. ASHLEY and daughter,
Mrs Elida LEA; Ellsworth Lea and Mrs. E. S. ASHLEY, of Toledo;
Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Miller of Detroit, Arvilla SWOPE of Galion,
F. A. DRONBERGER of Cleveland, L. R. DRONBERGER of Mansfield,
Mr. And Mrs. Henry MYERS, Mrs. Mayne LAPHAM, and
Mrs. M. B. METZGER of Republic, O.
The Daily Globe, Shelby, Ohio May 15, 1926
Found in scrapbook
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Mrs. E. ASHLEY was born Aug. 6, 1818 and died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Summer MARSH, July 23, 1896, aged 77 years, 11months and 17 days.
Mother ASHLEY, for the last seven months of her life was a great sufferer, but she found
the grace of God sufficient to sustain her in her afflictions. She loved the church and was
faithful to all the means of grace and lived in daily expectancy of a call to the church
triumphant, and a home in that house not made with hands where death will never enter.
Funeral services were conducted at the home, on the evening of the 23rd, at 8 o'clock by
Rev. C. S. BARRON. On Friday morning the remains were taken to Avoca, Wis., to be laid
to rest to await the resurrection of the just.
West Mansfield(O).) Enterprise Newpaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.

Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Oliver Perry ASHLEY was born at Auburn, Ohio, Oct. 29 1833, and died at Lennox,
South Dakota, Jan. 15, 1906. He was the son of Elisha and Eliza ASHLEY.
He with his parents removed from Shelby to Wisconsin in 1854. He was married
Sept. 5, 1867, to Miss Martha Sherman VAIL. To this union four children
were born of whom two daughters and one son survive him. He was one of a
family of eleven children all but three of whom are still alive. He was a man of
strong determination and self dependence asking no odds or favor from anyone.
He has been postmaster in Lennox for nine years. He was taking a rest in his
office chair and when his assistant, Miss HARMON, went to call him she found
that life had fled. The cause of his death was heart disease with which he had
been baffling for several years. He had the misfortune to lose his limb when he was
eighteen years of age and has been compelled to use a crutch ever since. He managed
with some help to get a good education and was county recorder for some years.
The funeral was held Thursday Jan. 16,Under the direction of the I. O. F. Flowers
from the Odd Fellows, attaches of the postoffice, school children and friends were
in abundance.
Unknown Newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
ASHLEY - In Auburn, O., November 23, 1898, Philinda Howe ASHLEY, aged 64 years,
10 months and 2 days.
She was born in Auburn Township January 21, 1834, and at the age of fifteen was baptized
by Rev. A. D. ABBOTT, and became a member of the Auburn Baptist Church, of which
she retained a faithful member till death. January 1, 1855, she was married to
Zebediah HORSE (who died May 18, 1864, and became the mother of one daughter,
and three sons, of whom two sons and the daughter surive her. On October 14, 1883,
she was married Mr. Frank ASHLEY.
Unknown Newspaper Clipping, Found in scrapbook.
Died at the residence of her father, in Plymouth, on the 17th of March, Mrs. SARAH F.,
Wife of Franklin ASHLEY, and daughter of William M. and Sarah EWING, in the 35th
year of her age, after a short but very painful illness.
Her case presenting some features of great interest, and examination was held on the
afternoon of the 18th revealing intersuseeption. The small intestine having dropped into
the larger at the point of the union, and becoming fixed by inflammation, completely
arresting the circulation mortification supervened and death closed the painful scene.
Sarah was well and favorably known both at Plymouth and Shelby, where she had spent
most of her life. She was of a very retiring disposition, and none knew her but to love
her. But she has gone and left a large circle of friends to mourn, but not as those
without hope.
Shelby News Newspaper clipping, Found in Scrapbook

ASHLEY - At Ottowa, Kansas, Mrs. Margaret ASHLEY, wife of Frank ASHLEY.
Her funeral took place on Thursday, Feb. 9, 1882.
Noted in pencil Margaret HARLEY.
Unknown Newspaper clipping, Found in scrapbook
ASHLEY Obits. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


David AUMEND was born May 9, 1810, in Hopewell Township, Pa., and died at his home,
in Auburn Township, Crawford County, Ohio, Jan. 17, 1900, aged 89 years, 8 months and
8 days. He was married August 8, 1833, to Clarissa ASHLEY. Five Children were born
to them, two sons and three daughters, as follows:
Willard H.,
Laura F.,
And Amamda C.
Two children died in their youth. Lucretia died May 4, 1838,
and Willard H. January 26, 1859.
Clarissa AUMEND, his wife, died May 4, 1886.
Both experienced religion in 1840 at a revival service held at Auburn Center, and
conducted by Elder PHIPPS, a Baptist evangelist. Both united with the Methodist
Church and remained consistent members till death.
Mr. AUMEND came with his parents from Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1819, then almost
an unbroken wilderness. The journey was made in a covered wagon, a long and tedious
trip over the mountains and hills, crossing bridges, streams, and on the last part of the
journey they had to cut their own road through the wilderness to their future home.
No friend stood ready to welcome them. Finding a deserted cabin near their land and
hew out a home for them themselves. Now the last of those sturdy pioneers has gone,
leaving behind them their fine farms and homes for their children to enjoy.
In character Mr. AMUND was kind hearted and always ready to assist in time of need.
He was mild tempered, congenial, affable and always bore trouble with patience and
christian fortitude. The latter part of his life was cheered and comforted by his
youngest daughter, Amanda JEFFRIES. Upon her fell the burden of his care and
she watched over him through many a weary day.
The funeral services were held at the Auburn Baptist church, conducted by
Rev. BADGLEY, of Plymouth, assisted by W. P. BURCHARD
Unknown newspaper clipping, Found in scrapbook
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Samuel AUMEND was born in Auburn Township, Crawford County, Ohio, March 18, 1832,
died December 21, 1894, aged 62 years, 9mo. and 28 days.
He was the third of eight children, and only two Mrs. Geo. WEAVER and
Mrs. R. R. ROSS survive him. January 17, 1856 he married Miss Sarah CUYKENDALL.
Two children were born to them, a daughter and a son, who with their mother,
remain to mourn their great loss. Mr. AUMEND was a Christian in every sense of the word,
and was esteemed by all who knew him.
Rev. B.J. HOADLEY had charge of his burial at Plymouth, the sermon being
preached by Rev. H. PLACE. Peace to his beautiful memory.
Noted in pencil Mrs. R. R. ROSS is (Mary) or Mrs. Royal Resolved ROSS.

Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee

Death of Daniel Baker Occurred
Wednesday Afternoon At His Home East Of Shelby
Daniel Baker, a pioneer of this section of Richland county died at 2:45 o’clock yesterday
afternoon at his home east of Shelby. Mr. Baker had been ill a long time and some months
ago underwent an operation in hopes of prolonging his life. The operation failed to help him
and he was under the constant care of a physician until the time of his death. Mr. Baker
lived on a farm on the Ganges road, four miles east of this city. He was 71 years old
and was known to all the people in this end of the country having lived here for many
years and raised a family of ten children. He is survived by his wife and ten children,
O.M., Elmer, Whalen O., Mrs. Barney Adams, Floyd A., Boyd, Wesley L., Mrs. Fred Bricker,
Wilson E. and Burl B. Baker. All the children with the exception of Boyd are married and
live in this vicinity.
The deceased is also survived by two brothers, Lewis and Silas Baker, and two sisters,
Mrs. M.K. Myers and Mrs. John Pittenger. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning, meeting
at the house at 10 o’clock sun time and the service being held at the London church.
Interment in the Adams cemetery.
–obit from scrapbook in possession of Gert Gutchall


Susan Bargahiser was born in Licking County, Ohio, July the 10th, 1800, and
died May the 25th, 1878, aged 77 years, 10 months, and 15 days.
Mrs. Bargahiser's maiden name was Eshelman. Soon after her marriage to
Levi Bargahiser, they moved to the place of her late residence in the fall of 1819.
Mr. Bargahiser entered the quarter section in 1815, and paid for it with the proceeds
of daily labor. On this then unimproved land in the forest, when the red men still
roamed, and the wild beasts prowled, the young couple commenced the journey
of life together, enduring all the privations, sacrifices, and hardships, incident to
pioneer life. By industry and economy, they provided things honestly for their
temporal wants and made themselves a comfortable and valuable home.
Mrs. Bargahiser was the mother of five children: two sons and three daughters,
two of which number with her husband, have proceeded her to the eternal
world, and now she too has left us, the last one of the first settlers in this
vicinity. One generation cometh and another goeth. Where are our fathers
and mothers? They lived and labored, had their joys and sorows, for a short
day of life, till the evening came and they departed to have no more, any
portion forever in all that is done under the sun. Peace to their ashes
and may their memory ever be sacred.
The funeral of Mrs. Bargahiser took place last Monday at 1 o'clock.
Appropriate services were conducted at her late residence, Rev.
D. Summers which were largely attended by people from the town
and surrounding country. The interment took plave at the
Oakland Cemetery by the side of her husband.
"Side by side they're sweetly sleeping,
Until recalled by Him!
Who captive lead captivity.
Who robbed the grave of victory,
And took the sting from death."
The Shelby News - May 30, 1878



Benevolent Aged Resident of Plymouth is Dead.
Mrs. Sarah M. BEELMAN, relict of the late John BEELMAN, died at her home in
Plymouth Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock after a lingering illness of several months.
"Aunt Sarah" as she was lovingly called by everyone, was a noble Christian
character and a public benefactor.
Since the death of her husband, which occurred eight years ago, she has carried
on a furniture and undertaking business in his name. She was the last surviving
charter member of the English Lutheran church at Plymonth and was eighty-three
years of age. There are no children surviving but a neice, Miss Sadie HARDING, has
lived with the family since infancy.
Mrs. BEELMAN was a distant relative of L. S. and Harry BEELMAN and
Mrs. F. A. ROELLE of this city. She was a philanthropist in the truest
sense of the term. She was especially watchful over the poor of the village
and until recently she visited them in person when advancing years became a
check to her activity and she had to distribute her charity through friends.
Many hearts in Plymouth mourn at the death of this grand old lady.
Noted written in pencil Dec. 18, 1904

Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Died of Heart Trouble at 12:30 O'clock Last Night
The Sutter Undertaking Company was Notified this morning of the death of
Anthony BENDER at his home near Tiro. He died at 12:30 o'clock this morning,
aged 63 years.
Death was due to heart trouble, from which he had suffered several years. He had
lived in this community a number of years and was well and favorably known.
He is survived by his wife and four children.
The funeral will be held Thursday, meeting at the home at 10:30 o'clock,
sun time, and the service will be held at the Tiro Lutheran church,
conducted by Rev. Bressler. Interment in Oakland Cemetery, Tiro.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Hon. S.S. Bloom died this morning at 4:15’ O’clock at the home of his son-in-law
Dr. M.T. Love, Funeral Sunday at Presbyterian Church.
The Hon. S. S. Bloom died this morning at 4:15 o’clock at the home of his son-in-law
Dr. M. F. Love, on North Gamble street after an illness of several months.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 3 o’clock from the Presbyterian church, the
Rev. Dr. W. H. Singley officiating. Dr. Singley was formerly pastor of the
Lutheran Church here and was and intimate friend of the deceased. The
pall bearers will be selected from the Knight Templars of this city. The two children
W. P. Bloom of Columbus and M.T. Love were present at the death of their father.
Other relatives expected are Dr. A. H. Parker and wife of Evanston, Ill. W.E. Eavis
and wife of Ft.Wayne, Ind.,; Lorain Davis and wife of Galion, Gust Davis and
wife of Crestline, Hon. George M. Stroup of Blaine, Perry county, Pennsylvania
and Herbert C. Mickey of Fitchville. Other relatives at Blaine, Pennsylvania
have been notified but as the distance is so great only the nearest relatives
are expected. This was the old home of the deceased. Mrs. Harrison Mickey
was is a sister-in-law of the deceased and Harry Mickey is a nephew.
S.S. Bloom was born in Waterford, Junuatta County, Penn., March 11, 1834,
the son of George Bloom and Mary Ann Stambaugh. His mother died when
he was six days old, and by then became a member of his grandfather’s family,
John Stambaugh, near Blain, Perry County Pa.
His elementary education commenced before common schools existed in
Pennsylvania, but after the adoption of that system he attended the district
schools till 1850. In 1851 he was chosen to teach his own district school, and
then attended the academy at Bloomfield, Pa. He taught school every year until 1858.
He was married to Miss Anna Mary Stambaugh of Mifflin, Pa., his own mother’s
name but not family, on December 25, 1855, and with her moved to Shelby
in March of 1856, but she died in 1857 , he making it his home ever since,
with the exception of a few years in Columbus, Ohio.
He first became a permanent resident of Shelby in 1854, and is now among the
few who were then residents of the town. He was deputy postmaster from
1855 to 1860 in Shelby and again postmaster from 1888 to 1890, being
superseded by an appointment by President Harrison in 1890, because he
was a Democrat. In 1857 he was elected township clerk, and after that Mayor of
Shelby and after that Justice of the peace, which he held until after
the war commenced in ‘61.
He was elected Representative from Richland County in the years 1863, 1865, 1877,
1887, and 1879 and in 1880 was the candidate for the Democrats for Speaker
of the House, and for two years led the Democrats in the House of Representatives.
While a member of the House he was on the committee on Agriculture, and helped
frame, perfect and pass the law organizing the Agriculture college, now the Ohio
State University. He was also a member of the committee on Benevolent Institutions;
twice the judiciary committee; a member of the committee on finance, on revision,
joint committee on insurance and codification. He carried through the legislature
the law requiring the supervision of insurance companies in 1865 and was on
many special committees and conferences between the house and senate, and
earned the reputation of being one of the hardest workers on the floor of the
house, always at his post and never shirking a duty.
In 1864 he was admitted to practice law in the supreme court of Ohio and
subsequently in the United States District and Circuit Courts in
Cleveland, Ohio. During the sessions of legislation from ’78 to ’81
he was much occupied with the codification of our laws and published,
"Popular Editions of the Laws of Ohio." a work of about 1000 pages, of which
about eight thousand copies were sold.
He was the author of many amendments and slight changes in our laws. He
introduced the first bull to pay the State debt of Ohio by installments
since which the state debt has constantly decreased until less than a million
of it remains, In 1881 he was named as candidate for governor but promptly
declined because he was "too poor to run." He was also named as candidate
for the constitutional convention, but the Hon. Barnabas becoming a
candidate, he refused to canvass for the position, and was defeated in the
convention by a small majority. So also was he named for congress,
and while president of the of the congressional convention had nearly
sixty votes, outside of Richland county for congress cast for him, the other
twenty five, by virtue of the unit rule, refused to permit the whole forty two
to be cast for him, and General Findly became the nominee and was elected.
He was, years ago, one of the school directors of Shelby; moved and helped
adopt the course of study and to issue certificates to graduates of our
high school.
In 1858 he published the Pioneer, subsequently the Gazette, and finally in
1868 established the Shelby News with which he was connected till 1889, thus
being the pioneer of the printing press in Shelby. In 1881, he first established the
telephone in Shelby and held its management for seven years.
In 1859 he married Mrs. Jane Smiley, widow of David Smiley and youngest sister
of the Hon. H. Mickey, with whom he had six children, Willis P., Lula J.,
wife of Dr. M. T. Love; and Ethel M, wife of Lamar J, Dalie of Springfield.
His first wife and son died in Shelby in 1857; and three daughters
since then, children of his second wife who died on April 1, ‘96.
He has been heard to say his children were all born and his two wives
had died within a circle of four hundred feet in Shelby.
In 1891 he moved to Columbus, Ohio, and practiced law in that city,
but his wife in failing health, he was compelled to move back to Shelby.
He is the author of a work entitled "Why We Are Democrats" of which thousands
of copies have been sold, he also edited "Earth’s Angels or Hidden Oppression."
His life has been a busy one, editor, publisher, author, attorney;
during all of these years he has never been idle. He became disgusted
with political life in 1881, and vowed he would never again be a candidate and
refused to be come a candidate for congress from this district.
___________________________ Obit2__________________________________
Remains of the late Hon. S.S. Bloom laid to rest yesterday, the funeral being
conducted by the Rev. Dr. W. H. Singley and Dr. H.L. Wiles.
The remains of the late Hon. S.S. bloom were consigned to their last resting
place yesterday afternoon the service being in charge of the Knight Templar
commander of Mansfield. It was the request of the deceased that the
Templars should be present at his funeral and observe the burial service of
the order. The Knight Templars were brought to Shelby from Mansfield on
the 2:30 car and were met at the electric line depot by the Shelby Lodge
No. 350 F,&A.M. accompanied by the Ganges band by which the
organization was escorted to the home of the deceased on North Gamble street.
Arriving there the pall bearers, Messrs. J.B. Matson, W.A. Shaw of this city
H.M. Alvord,William Bushnell, Judge E.M. Wolfe, and John Stine of Mansfield
entered the home and conducted the Templar service which was quite brief.
The remains were then borne to the Presbyterian church where the funeral
service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. W.H. Singley pastor of the Lutheran church
at Loudonville who was a intimate friend of the deceased. He was assisted by the
Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles pastor of the Lutheran Church of Mansfield who was also an
old friend. Appropriate music was rendered by the male quartet consisting of the
Messrs: C.W. Sipe, G.W. Bailey, M.S. Rickel and Martin Hunter. Miss Dana Seltzer
presided at the organ. Dr. Wiles offered pray and Dr. Singley read the scripture
lesson after which he spoke interestingly of the deceased and the work
accomplished in his life. At the close of the sermon, Dr. Singley read a
biography of the deceased and the Knight Templars held their service after
which the remains were viewed for the last time by the friends and relatives.
The funeral cortege was headed by the Ganges band followed by the Knights
Templar, Shelby lodge No. 350 F, & A.M., the funeral car, relatives and
friends in the order given. The Knight Templar service was observed at the grave,
where the remains were placed in the temporary vault. The complete burial
service of the Knight Templar was used throughout.
The burial will doubtless take place in two weeks when the remains of the deceased
will be placed in a stone vault, as he members of his family who preceded
the deceased were.
In the way of floral decorations, set pieces were furnished by Shleby Lodge
No. 350 F, &A.M., I.O.O.F., the Knight Templars of Mansfield and the
Richland county bar association. Other floral decorations were contributed
by the Reformed Sunday School, Col. John Dempsey, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Steele,
Miss Lillie Turner , Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Ott, Mrs. J. R. Harrison and daughter,
William Wentz, Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Bloom and family and Howard Seltzer.
There were many beautiful pieces furnished by the family.
The near relatives and friends from out of town were;
Dr. A. H. Parker and wife of Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. Joseph Harrison and two daughters of Columbia City, Ind.,
Mr. Gus Davis and wife of Crestline,
Lorain Davis and wife of Galion,
Dr. W. R. Sisne of Chicago, Chief Surgeon of the Pennsylvania Railroad
west of Pittsburgh, C.M. Anderson and wife of Columbus,
Herbert Mickey and wife of Fitchville, Huron county.
The relatives and intimate friends present from Shelby were S.F. Stambaugh and wife,
Jacob Bloom and wife, S.R. Bloom and wife, Henry Wentz and wife,
Levi Wentz and wife, Mrs. Harrison Mickey, Harry P. Mickey and wife, Danton Mickey,
H.W. Steele and wife. A great many friends of the deceased were present as Knight Templars.
From The Daily Globe Aug, 1902
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


Mrs. Jennie M. Bloom, wife of Hon. S.S. Bloom, died at her home in Shelby at
6 a.m. Wednesday. (April 1, 1896) Mrs. Bloom was a daughter of Robert Mickey
and married S. S. Bloom, May 15, 18-9.
Her husband and three children survive her:
W.P. Bloom of Columbus;
Mrs. Lulu J. Love, wife of Dr. Love of Shelby;
and Mrs. Ethel M. Daile of Springfield.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Shelby at 2 p.m., Friday,
conducted by Rev. Wilhelm, the Lutheran minister of whose church Mrs. Bloom
was a member. Rev. Wilhelm was assisted by Rev. Blade of the Methodist church.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


Pioneer resident passes away.
George Boyce of Franklin Township dies at the age of 78; Funeral Thursday.
George Boyce, a pioneer resident of Franklin county (township??) died at the
family home last night at 9 o’clock. He was born June 16th, 1842 and was 78 years of age.
The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home and the body
will be laid to rest in the Oakland cemetery.
Mr. Boyce was well known in this part of Richland county. He lived seven miles east of
Shelby on rural route number five. He was born one half mile south of the place were he
resided and has been a resident of this county. His father Roland and mother Priscilla were
born in England, his father coming to America when a lad of seven years and his mother
coming here when she was but eight years of age. Mr. Boyce’s father came to this section
in 1800 so that he was among the very early settlers of the country. Mr. Boyce was
raised on a farm, attended the district schools and always worked on a farm. He was married
in 1865 to Miss Mary Ellen Keith who was also reared in this county. To this union
there were born four children two boys and two girls.
Mr. Boyce was a member of the Baptist church and among his neighbors and friends
was regarded as one of the best citizens of the county.
From the March 22, 1921 Shelby Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


Mrs. Caroline Bricker
Called by death at her home in Jackson Township.
Sunday at 11:20 p.m.
The death of Mrs. Caroline Bricker, one of the oldest residents of Jackson township, occurred
at her home four miles southeast of Shelby Sunday at 11:20 p.m. being due to old age and
pneumonia. Mrs. Bricker had been a resident of Shelby and vicinity nearly all of her lifetime
coming here with her family from Perry county,Pennsylvania, when a child. She died at the
age of 83 years, 1 month and 21 days. She was one of the oldest residents of Jackson township
and a pioneer of this vicinity. Her death was not sudden as she had been declining in health
during the past year.
Mrs. Caroline Sipe Bricker was born in Perry county, Pennsylvania, March 17th, 1837,
and was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Sipe. She moved to this vicinity when a little
girl with her parents where she had resided during the remainder of her life of 83 years.
She was united in marriage to Isaac Bricker, by whom she was preceded in death, and to
this union were born 15 children, of which eleven are now living. Ten of them were at the
bedside of their mother when death came Sunday night. They were Mrs. G. W. Kuhn, Shelby,
Mrs. Cora Cramlet, Mansfield: Mrs, Dr. Westley Barnes of Adrian(??) Mich;
S. S. Bricker of Los Angeles, Cal; William R. Bricker of Philadelphia, Pa.;
B. B. Bricker of Riverside, Cal.; I. F. Bricker, Jackson Bricker and
Mrs. S. J. Clark, Jackson township. The eleventh Charles R. Bricker,
of Cheyene Wyo., was unable to come to Shelby.
She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Kate Shurr of Shelby and Mrs. P.G. Strickler
of Chicago. There are also left to survive 29 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 12th at 2 p.m. from the family home
in Jackson township and burial will be in the London cemetery.
From the May 10, 1920 Shelby Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed

Bricker - Reynolds

Mrs. William Reynolds, whose maiden name was Lucetta Bricker, died last night at
12 o'clock at the home of her son, Henry Reynolds, who lives at Rome. Mrs. Reynolds
would have been 80 years of age had she lived until next November and up until three or
four years ago enjoyed very good health. For the past six weeks she has been very sick
and death came to her as a sweet relief last night. The immediate cause of death
was paralysis of the heart. She was born in Pennsylvania and emigrated to Ohio
with her husband who died seven years ago. She and her husband united with
the United Brethren church at Rome and were members there. Mrs. Reynolds had
been a resident of Rome for the past twenty years. She is survived by three sons and
four daughters as follows: David Franklin Reynolds, Henry Reynolds, Tobias Reynolds,
Mrs. George Dick and Mrs. Henry Daup of Shelby, Mrs. William Mosier of Galion,
and Mrs. Malcolm Fralick of Plymouth.

The funeral will be held Wednesday meet(?) at the home at 10 o'clock sun(?)
time service at the Ganges church conducted by Rev. H. C. Blosser, pastor of the
Reformed Church of this city. The interment will occur in the Ganges cemetery."
Unknown newspaper (probably Shelby).
Obit. courtesy of Terry Wilson


Christina BROACHE died January 7, 1895, aged 89 years, 9 months and 10 days.
She was born in Hampshire County, W. Va., March 27, 1805. In 1816, she moved with
her parents to a farm near Mansfield, O., where she lived until her marriage to
Peter Broache, August 30, 1826.
Aunt Tena, as she was familiarly know, was one of the pioneer women of this township,
having become a resident in 1828. She was a member of the U. B. church, for a number
of years, at which place the funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 9,
at 12 o'clock. By Rev. W. J. EASTERBROOK. Her remains were laid to rest in Mt. Hope
Cemetery to await the resurrection morn.
Mrs. BROACHE was the only one remaining off a family of twelve children,
five sisters and six brothers having preceded her to the spirit land.
Unknown newspaper. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


From: the Shelby Daily Globe; August 31, 1901

Dropped Dead

Did Andrew Bushey While Milking a Cow Last Evening. Brother of J.A. Bushey.

The sudden death of Andrew Bushey was announced in this city at 7 o'clock.
He resides three miles east of Shelby and is a brother of ex-council-man
John Bushey 80, of East Main street.

Mr. Bushey was in attendance at the annual K of P melon feast when he
was notified of his brother's death. He left immediately and telephoned
to his brother's house to learn the particulars which are as follows.

Mr. Bushey was milking a cow when he suddenly fell over unconcious.
He was carried into the house by members of the family.

Mr. Bushey resides about one mile from London where the nearest
telephone is located. A member of the family drove to London and
telephoned to Dr. A.F. Hyde who drove at once to Mr. Bushey's home.
Death had occured before his arrival. Mr. Bushey did not regain
conciousness. Dr. Hyde was seen this morning and stated the death
was the result of apoplexy.

The deceased was 53 years of age, a highly respectable citizen and
well know in the vicinity where he resided and in Shelby. The
deceased was the son of Jacob Bushey of London and a brother of
Mrs. Chas. Wertz, Mrs. Ambrose May, Mrs Henry Miller and Mrs.
Jacob Shafer of Williams County and frank and John Bushey of this
city. Abraham Bushey is an uncle of the deceased.

Andrew Bushey was the father of ten children, six of whom are living.
They are Nannie, Bertha, Alice, William,Jacob, and Paul.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 1 o'clock. Meet at the house at the
time of services and interment at London.

Contributed 10-21-2005
by Mr. Kim Butler Histed


Mrs. Arta Bushey
Died at 2:15 this morning at the home of son, Paul F. Bushey.
Mrs. Arta Bushey, aged 73 years, 7 months and 17 days, died at the home of her son,
Paul F. Bushey, 83 Whitney avenue at 2;15 this morning, after an illness of several
years, during the last four weeks of which she was confined to her bed. Death was due to
paralysis. Mrs. Arta Bushey was born near Lisbon, Columbiana County, O.,
October 23, l848, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William and Nancy Paul.
After four years’ residence at the homestead near Lisbon, she moved to the farm near
London, east of Shelby, where Clayton Rambo now resides. There she grew to
womanhood.. At the age of 16 she united with the local Christian church. She was
united in marriage to Andrew Bushey of London, October 21, 1869. They thereafter
lived near Greenwich, Marion County, returning later to London, where they remained
on a farm until the death of her husband, August 30, 1901.
To their marriage was born ten children, four of whom preceded their mother in death.
There still remains to mourn her death six children, nineteen grandchildren and one sister.
The surviving sister is Mrs. W. A. Keoner of South Broadway. The six children are
Mrs. E. M. Keener of Hicksville and W. A. Bushey, Mrs. S. J. Dewalt, J.S. Bushey,
P. F. Bushey and Mrs C. W. Galloway, all of Shelby. With the exception of Mrs. E. M. Keener,
every living child and grandchild lives in Shelby.
Funeral services will be held at the house of Paul F. Bushey Monday afternoon at
12:30 and at the Christian church at 1 o’clock, conducted by Rev. H. H. Tilock.
Interment in the London Cemetery.
From the June 10, 1922 Shelby Daily Globe
Submitted by Joan Histed

CARLISLE - In Auburn Tp., Crawford Co., O., Jan 13, 1877
Harvey C. CARLISLE, in the 71st year of his age.
For more than forty years Bro. CARLISLE had been an active and efficient member of the Auburn
Baptist Church. So long as he could attend its service, his seat was seldom, if ever, vacant at any
of the meeting. He loved the cause of Christ and the society of God's people.
None, perhaps, outside of his own family have felt more the weight of Bro. CARLISLE's
Christian influence during his two years sickness than has his youthful pastor. His testimony
to the love of Christ, so cheerfully borne in the meetings of the church, was confirmed by
the testimony of his later experience on the bed of suffering and death. Oh, that his spirit of
devotion to Christ, and his faithful performance of Christian duty, might be equally manifested
in all of us who remain.
Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, assisted by Rev. Dr. HALL, and a former pastor,
Rev. Thomas BODLEY. Sermon from Matt. xxiv. 44; "Be ye also ready; for in such an hour as
ye think not the Son of man cometh."
Newspaper clipping, Found in scrapbook

Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Miss Mehitable CARLISLE MORSE died Feb 2, 1907, at the home of Samuel STOCK
in Auburn Township, aged 88 years and 24 days. She was born in Otsego County, New York,
on Jan. 8, 1819. She was the last surviving child of David and Dorcas CARLISLE, both of
whom were born about the time of the Declaration of independence by the colonies of America,
so that in the time of her immediate ancestors, is included the entire history of this great country.
With her parents she came to this township about the year 1834 and located just east of
Auburn Center and has spent the remainder of her life in this immediate vicinity. She was
married to Amos Morse MORSE May 18, 1849. Four Children were born to them, one of
whom died in early infancy. She was baptized into the membership of the Auburn Baptist
church June 5, 1836 by the Rev. J. JUDD retaining her membership in the church during
the remainder of her life, and at the time of her death the last constituent member of that
organization. She was an invalid throughout nearly the whole of her long life and at times
was a very great sufferer, but endured all with patience which was marvelous to those who
knew her best. And one of the marvelous things was the retaining of her sound mind in
this time of sickness. Rev. E. R. HEYWOOD, pastor of the Auburn Baptist church
officiated at the funeral. Interment in the Hanna Cemetery.
unknown Newspaper clipping, found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


CASNER-Barbara Ellen HLETRICK died May 7th, 1898, age 5?, years, 1 month and eight days.
She was born March 29, 1845, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and married Jeremiah CASNER
on Dec. 31, 1867 at her home. To this union were born one son and four daughters, four
of whom are living, one daughter having passed to the spirit world in infancy.
The second day of May, 1863, she united with the German Reformed church in Pennsylvania
and remained an active member until she removed to New Haven when she became a
member of the M. E. church. She leaves a husband, four children, three sisters, and
one brother to mourn her death. All through her long sickness she placed her
trust in God, and often was heard to say "The Lord doeth all things well."
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook

Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


From: The Crestline Advocate May 17, 1906



Mrs. Cecilia Castner, died at her home in the Shelby Settlement at 11 o'clock,
Thursday night, May 10th, 1906, aged 70 years. Cecilia Horning was born in
the Grand Duchy of aden Germany in the 1835 and came with ther parents to
this country in the year 1846 . They settled in the wilderness called the German
Settlement, because all who came there and built their homes were of that
sturdy race, who have since made it blossom like a rose.

Her parents were among the pioneers and with their children suffered all
the hardships of those early days.

She married to Andrew Castnerin 1857, to this union ten children were
born, seven of whom are living, Kate, Mary, Anna, Joseph, John and William,
she was bereft of her husband about 20 years ago. Four sisters live to mourn
her loss, Mrs. Joseph Steiert, Mrs. Geo. Schill, Mrs. Lawrence Schick and Mrs.
Stine of the Settlement, besides numerous grand children nephews and nieces.

Mrs. Castner was a woman highly esteemed for her domestic virtues, having been
a dutiful wife and loving mother, her many friends and relatives attended the
services at the Settlement Catholic Church Monday morning, Interment being
made in the parish cemetery near by.



From: Crestline Advocate Thurs May 2, 1901

Answered Death's Call

The Sombre Wings of the Angel of Death has Darkened the Homes in Our Midst.

John Cassel

John Cassel died at his home in Sandusky township, Richland County, Ohio,
April 26, 1901, aged 85 years and 8 months. Funeral took place from his late
home about two miles east of this city, Monday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock
Rev. H.B. Shank, pastor of the English Lutheran church officiating. His
remains were followed to their last resting place in the city cemetery by a
large circle of sorrowing relatives and friends.

Mr. John Cassel was born near Shippensburg, Pa., August 26, 1715.
When he was about 18 years of age he came with his parents to Richland
County, locating on the present site of New Castle from whence that village
derived its name, being laid out on his father's farm.

On February 25, 1836, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Ann
Stough, and resided in New Castle until 1843, when he purchased the land
upon which he lived until death called him hence.

He was one of the first pioneer settlers and when he entered the land it
was an unbroken forest. He cleared the land and improved the same
until it blossomed as the rose. Here he toiled year in and year out with
his loving wife's help and encouragement until 65 years of wedded life they
spent together, rearing a happy family of children, eleven in all-three of
whom preceded him to that great beyond.

He leaves to mourn besides his faithful wife, eight children, 51 grandchildren
and 33 great grand children who rise up to call him blessed. He was a
neighbor well liked and a citizen respected and honored by every one. But
he passed away and the place that once knew him will know him no more
forever. He was a member of the English Lutheran church many years, having
joined when a young man.



Mrs. Polly Jane Clark.
Died Saturday night at 11 o'clock, aged 95 years, 7 months and 13 days.
The death of Mrs. Polly Jane Clark widow of Samuel Clark, occurred Saturday
night at 11 o’clock at the family home on East Main Street, death being due to the
infirmities of old age. Mrs. Clark was taken to her bed Friday, May 12th, and failed
gradually until death came.
She was born October 7, 1826, on the Art Bevier farm north of Shelby on North
Gamble street and grew to womanhood in the same locality. She was united in
marriage in 1850 to Samuel Clark and they lived on a farm south of Shelby practically
all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1899 and after his death
Mrs. Clark removed to Shelby and had made her home here since with her daughter
Miss Amelia Clark. She was aged 95 years, 7 months and 13 days at the time of her death.
She was a member of the Presbyterian church and attended its services faithfully
when her health permitted.
She is survived by six daughters and one son as follows:
Mrs. G.M. Slikes. Mrs. Frank Laser, Mrs. Henry Stover, Mrs. Joe Tucker,
Miss Amelia Clark, Mrs William Nickolas and A.B. Clark.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the family home
and will be conducted by the Rev. J.F. Cowling. The body will be laid to rest in
the Oakland cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the home.
From the May 22, 1922 Shelby Daily Globe.
_______________________________ 2 nd Obit___________________________
Polly Jane Clark was born October 7, 1826, died May 20, 1922, aged 95 years, 7 months
and 13 days. She with her parents came to Shelby in her girlhood days and settled on
what is now known as the Bevier farm just north of the standpipe where she grew into
womanhood. She attended school where the Ott tannery used to stand on North
Gamble Street, where she received her education and afterward taught school in the
Will district, where she taught twelve weeks and received thirteen dollars for services.
Mrs. Jacob Hawk, of South Gamble street and her sister Mrs. Smith are two of her pupils
who are now living.
She was united in marriage to Samuel A. Clark on January 1, 1850. To them were born
ten children. The husband and three children preceded her in death. She had sixteen
grand children and thirty-two great grandchildren.
In early life she united with the Presbyterian church and remained a faithful member.
She was actively interested in the promotion of church work until her declining years.
Her death removes one more of those who were here when the parent and grandparents
of the present citizen composed the community.
Those attending from a distance: Dexter Clark, Van Wert, O.; W.H. Nicklas and
family, Cleveland; Mrs. Vina Perkins, Oberlin; Mr. and Mrs. James Hunter, Greenwich;
H.H. Wood and daughter, Greenwich; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark, Columbus;
Mrs. Anna Brook, James Brook, Mrs. Pirscilla Ritchey, Miss Jennie Ritchey, Lloyd Hunter,
W.P. Sheets, Ida Hunter, Mrs. Arch Purdy, and Miss Bear, all of Mansfield;
Mrs. Belle Tucker and Mrs. Glen Campbell, of Lexington.
From the May 27, 1922 Shelby Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


On Last Sabbath the citizens of Shelby were shocked by hearing of the sudden demise
of one of their best and most highly respected citizens, Mr. Geo. Cline, proprietor of
the Cline House. Mr. C. had partaken of a hearty breakfast and dinner and was
unusually jolly, when about 5 o’clock p.m., he layed down upon a sofa and died
instantly. Medical aid was immediately sent for, but could do nothing to
resuscitate him. They pronounced the cause of his death from Appoplexy.
He was buried in charge of the Masonic Fraternity, and followed to the grave by a
large concourse of friends and acquaintances.
Correspondence news found in the Saturday April 18, 1874 Crestline Advocate.
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed


Silas William COE was born near Dalton, Wayne County, O., Nov. 20, 1836, and died
August 20, 1905. He moved with his father's family to Perrysville, Ashland County,
in 1845. Here at the age of fourteen he united with the Presbyterian church. He received
his education at Loudonville and Hayesville and was for several years engaged in teaching,
at which he was eminently successful.
He was united in marriage to Cordelia M. RUNYAN, Oct, 1858, and is survived of that
marriage by one son, Oren W. of Bucyrus, one son having died in infancy and one son
and daughter in early manhood and womanhood.
He lived for a few years after he was first married, on a farm near Mansfield, but in 1963
bought the farm southwest of town on which he has ever since resided with the
exception of a few months now and then in Oberlin, where he had moved them for
educational advantages in October, 1897.
He was bereft of his loved companion in March, 1876, and was again united in marriage
on Jan29, 1879, to Elizabeth Hamilton, by whom he is still survived together with his
two daughters, Irene and Estella, one son having died in early children. He is also
survived by five grandchildren, three sisters, and one brother, all of whom, together
with his wife and children, were at his bedside in his departing hour, with the exception
of one sister who was prevented from being present by reason of distance.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


B.F. Cline Dead
Pioneer of Richland County answered last summons at 4:30 this morning.
B.F. Cline a pioneer resident of Richland county and Civil war veteran died
this morning at 4:30 o’clock at the family home on Second street at the age
of 82 years. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 o’clock from the home
and at 2:30 from the Christian church. Rev. H.H. Tilock, pastor of the church will have
charge of the service. The body will be laid to rest in the mausoleum at Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Cline was born north of Mansfield April 22, 1840 and for many years lived
three miles east of Shelby on rural route number one. His father John and mother
Elizabeth were the parents of twelve children. His father came from Pennsylvania
and his mother was born in England. Both have long since departed this life.
His father came to this part of Ohio when he was but thirteen years old.
B. F. Cline was reared on the farm, educated in the district schools and when
the Civil war broke out he enlisted in September, 1861 in the 15th O.V.I.
He served three years and re-enlisted in Tennessee in the same regiment.
During his war service he served under such famous generals as McCook, Thomas,
Sherman, Buell and others was a participant in some of the greatest battles
of the war, notably, Chicamauga., Shiloh, Vicksburg, and was among the
Grand Army that marched from Atlanta to the sea.
When the war was over, Mr. Cline settled down to farming in 1866 and was
married to Miss Caroline Martin, who was reared in Jefferson township.
Mr. Cline was considered one of our best citizens and had a host of friends who
regret to hear of his death. Friends are invited to call Tuesday afternoon and evening.
From the July 17, 1922 Shelby Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


CULLEN-Oct 8, 1883, Mary Cullen, aged 76 years.
She was born in England in 1807, and came to this country with her father when young.
She gave herself to Christ when 36 years of age, was baptized Jan. 22, 1848, and united with the
Windsor Baptist Church. She married Jarvis CULLEN in 1845 and removed to Crawford County;
took her letter the same year and united with the Auburn Baptist Church, where she lived
a consistent Christian until her death.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


"WELL KNOWN MAN DIES IN HOSPITAL - A. T. Cuppy aged 71, died at
Mansfield General hospital on Monday noon.

Mr. Cuppy was a native of Ashland County and was born October 16, 1870. He has
been a resident of this county the past fifty years, living about five miles east of town
and is a well known farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Delphene Cuppy; three sons, Ralph of Mansfield, Fred
and Carl of Shiloh; one brother, Charles Cuppy of Savannah; five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at his home.
Rev. Theodore K. McDonald, pastor of the Savannah church officiated. Burial
was in Mt. Hope cemetery at this place."
OBITUARY OF ABRAHAM F. CUPPY, 6 November 1941, Shiloh newspaper.
(Obit shows middle initial as "T" but headstone shows "F".)
Obit. courtesy of Terry Wilson


Theresa Maria CURTIS was born in York, Sandusky County, Ohio, Jan. 24, 1851. Moved to
Shelby with her parents in 1866 where she resided till her marriage to John C. Davis,
which occured Dec. 13, 1873. In the spring of 1875 they moved to Savannah, Ohio, where
they remained for several years during which time there was born to them a daughter who
died in infancy and a son Leon Z. who survives her. After a few years residence in Haysville, O.
They moved to Holgate, O. where her husband engaged in the Furniture and Undertaking
business afterwards locating in Tiro. Where they remained till the death of her husband
which occurred just eighteen months ago, Jan 12, 1908 after which she again came to
Shelby where she has remained till death called her home.
At the age of twelve years she united with the M. E. church and was a faithful member
of the same till her marriage, when she transferred her membership to the Presbyterian
Church of which her husband was a member and continued her faithfulness.
(lines missing) as well as of all the other towns in which they resided.
She was for several years organist of the M. E. church in Shelby and later of the
Presbyterian Church at Savannah, Haysville, Holgate, and Tiro, O. and at the same
time taught instrumental music in those towns. In 1876 she was elected Asst.
Principal of Music Dept. of Savannah Academy which position she held for some time.
She continued to work with her husband in the musical work in the different towns in
which they resided till death at which he was Director and she Organist of the
Tiro Choral Union as well as Presbyterian church at that place. Since then her
health has been gradually failing till last Sunday afternoon as the day was fading she called
to join him in that Home that knows no sorrow and where friends part no more.
She leaves a sister, Miss Rose Curtis, A son, Leon and his wife and son Maurice,
and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

Unknown newspaper clipping, Found in scrapbook
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Ida May CUYKENDALL, daughter of Abram CUYKENDALL and Amanda WINEFORD,
was born March, 1861, in Auburn Township, Crawford County. She attended the
country school near her home and later in Plymouth.
She was married on January 2, 1884, to Aloise R. MORSE, and their home has been at
the old CUYKENDALL homestead. To them was born one son Court C.
One of her large interests aside from her home was in the McKendree church, of which her
father was a charter member. She became a member of the church in her early girlhood, and
she has given her service devotedly to that work. Her Christian faith and character are attested
by all who knew her and worked with her.
She has been in failing health for some time, but kept about her duties cheerfully, offering
no complaint. On the evening of Monday, Nov. 13, she passed quietly to her rest and to
her eternal reward, at the age of 61 years, 8 months, and 21 days. She leaves to mourn
her loss, her husband, and her son and wife, who have made their home with his parents.
Funeral services were held at the home on Thursday afternoon, conducted by F. A. HINMAN.
Interment was in the mausoleum at Greenlawn.
Unknown Newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Miriam CRAWFORD was born in Masonville, Tompkins County, New York, Dec. 28th, 1811.
He came to Ohio when eleven years old and has lived in this vicinity ever since.
He was married to Charity INSCHO about sixty-two years ago, and her death occurred
in 1882. He died Jan 28th, 1898, at the age of eighty-six years, at home of his daughter,
Mrs. Wm. H. BROWN.
He and his wife united with the Christian church in Ripley township in 1860 and
remained members until their death.
Unknow newspaper clipping Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee

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