Reynolds - Daup

"MRS. DAUP SUCCUMBS - Mrs. Jennie Reynolds Daup died Wednesday morning at
5 o'clock at the home of her son Ralph Daup. Mrs. Daup was born in Ganges, Aug. 14, 1872
and has always been a resident of Richland county.

Surviving are one brother, Henry Reynolds of Shelby and one sister Mrs. Melinda Dick
of Shelby; one step-daughter, Mrs. Clyde Kissel, three grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Rome Presbyterian church of
which she was a member. Rev. Lena Jennings officiated. Burial was made at Mt. Hope cemetery.
Relatives from Polk, Mansfield, Shelby, and Plymouth attended the services."
Unknown newspaper.
Submitted by Terry Wilson

Reynolds - Wynn

"OBITUARY - Lavina Wynn, wife of James Wynn, passed beyond the veil,
May 30 1933 age 66 years, 4 months and 11 days.

Those who survive her are her husband, James, three sons, Hubert Wyne,
Foster and Elzey Fralic all of Sandusky; two daughters, Mrs. Brayton Mills of
Plymouth, Ohio, and Mrs. Donald Grimley, Shelby, Ohio. Five grandchildren;
two sisters, Malinda Dick of Shelby and Mrs. Jane (Jennie) Daup, Rome, Ohio, and a
brother Henry Reynolds of Ganges, Ohio.

A large circle of friends and number of cousins are bereaved by her death.
The funeral will be held at the home, Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. F. W. Shirey,
officiating. Burial in charge of I. L. McQuate (Shiloh) will be made in Mt. Hope."
Unknown newspaper.
Submitted by Terry Wilson

Reynolds - Greenawalt

74, of Shenandoah, died Saturday night at Shelby Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
She was a native of Richland County and lived her entire life in the area.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Helen) Wells
of Shiloh, Mrs. Ervin (Martha) Reed of Garrett, Ind., and Mrs. Harry (Inez) Baker
of Ashland; two sons, Donald of Garrett (Ind.) and Wilbur of Greenwich; a sister,
Mrs. Glenn (Bertha) McQuillen of Shiloh; a brother, Lester Reynolds of 20 Wentz Ave,;
26 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Shenandoah Christian Church with the
Rev. Charles Berkshire officiating.
Friends may call at the Myers Funeral Home in Greenwich this evening.
Burial will be in Shenandoah Cemetery."
Daily Globe, Shelby, Richland County, Ohio.
Submitted by Terry Wilson


"OBITUARY - Tobias Bricker Reynolds, son of William and Lucetta Reynolds, was born
on a farm southwest of Shiloh, October 27, 1865 and after spending his whole life in and
near this community, he departed this life at his recent residence in Shiloh, December 6,
1927 at the age of 62 years, 1 month and 9 days.

On November 4, 1886, the deceased was united in marriage with Clara Holtz, who has
preceded him in death a little over two years. To this union was born one son, Cloyd W.,
who with his wife and two children remain to mourn their loss.

Five brothers and sisters remain of the family of Mr. Reynolds. Henry of Shenandoah;
Mrs. Malinda Dick of Shelby; Mrs. Susan Moser of Windsor; Mrs. Lavina Wyne (Wynn)
of Sandusky and Mrs. Jennie Daup of Rome.

During his brief residence in Shiloh, Mr. Reynolds had shown that under a rather
rough exterior there was a desire for uprightness and a kindness that is especially to
be commended in any man."
Unknown newspaper.
Submitted by Terry Wilson


"W. B. Reynolds was born in Washington Co. Md. April 17 1830 and died in Ganges O.,
May 25 1900, aged 70 yrs. 1 mo. 19 da. Since 14 years of age he lived in Richland Co.,
with the exception of one year. He was married to Lucetta Bricker, March 28 1851. To this
union were born four sons and six daughters, seven with the bereaved wife and mother
survive the loss of a loving husband and kind father. For 12 years he was a member of
the Reformed church and departed this life in the blessed assurance of salvation.
There was a large attendance at the funeral service held at the Reformed church
at Ganges last Sunday. Sermon by Rev. N. H. Loose."
Unknown newspaper.
Submitted by Terry Wilson


Caroline E. RICHARDS born at Newark. Wayne County, New York, Aug. 9th 1837,
moved with her parents A. L. RICHARDS and wife to Ohio when about ten years old age.
They located at Ganges for a short time then moved to a farm near Hinesville three miles
west of Shelby. Sept. 23rd 1856 was united in marriage to Geo. C. BROWN,
Vernon twp: Crawford County from which union there was born to them three children,
Mr. Freeman BROWN and Mrs. J. M. TRIMBLE of Shelby and Mrs. Homer COX of Crestline.
In 1857 she joined the Congregational church at Joliet, Ill., returned to Shelby with
her husband in 1859 and united with the Presbyterian church of Shelby.
A few years afterwards they moved to Crestline and she became a faithful worker
in the Presbyterian church, and Missionary Society there until two years ago,
when they returned to Shelby, and at the time of her death March 15th 1908
was a member of the Presbyterian church of Shelby also a member of the
Women's Relief Corps at Crestline and a member of the Eastern Star of Shelby.
She leaves to mourn her departure a loving husband, three children,
four grandchildren and one great grandchild and many friends.
About a year ago she suffered a paraletic stroke and from that time had been a
constant sufferer. She bore her suffering with Christian fortitude and patience.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Leroy B. Rogers
Son of Vernon man killed in truck-train collision at Akron.
Leroy B. Rogers, 28, married son of L. L. Rogers, of Sharon township, 2 ½ miles South
of this city near Vernon, was killed yesterday afternoon while on duty driving a truck for
the International Harvester Co., Akron, Ohio, according to a brief message received by his
father here at 3 o’clock in the morning.
The message merely stated that Leroy Rogers of 1545 Anglewood avenue, East Akron,
was killed by a Pennsylvania passenger flyer while driving a truck for the International
Harvester Co., in that city.
Just how sad the accident occurred and the particulars concerning it were not yet received
at the family home near here. At 5 o’clock this morning Mr. Rogers accompanied by
his son George, of 31 Oak Street, left for Akron where they will make arrangements for
the burial of their son and brother. Word will be received here sometime tonight or
tomorrow as to the funeral of the deceased. It is expected that the body will be
brought to Shelby for burial altho nothing definite has been arranged.
Leroy Rogers was born at the family home South of here, November 8th, 1894, was
reared there and attended the Gamble school. Later he entered the Shelby High School
and attended that institution for two years. For about two years he was employed at
the plant of the Ohio Seamless Tube Company going from there to Akron where he
worked until about the first of the year 1917 when he returned to the home of his
parents and entered the service of the United States Army, March 6th, 1917, and
was encamped at Camp Greenleaf, Georgia. From there he was transferred to Camp
Gordon and in August of that year was sent overseas where he served in the hospital
corps of Co. B, at Hospital Station No. 52.
Upon being discharged May 9th on the following year, he returned after eight months
service overseas, to Shelby, going to Akron where the next month he married
Miss Gertrude Gelvin, June the 14th, three years ago last June. Since that time he
has been employed driving trucks in the rubber city.
He leaves behind his wife, his father, three sisters, Leiona at home, Hazel,
bookkeeper at the Shelby Equity Union, living at home, and Bertha at home,
two brothers, Merlin at home and George of 31 Oak Street, Shelby. His mother
preceded him in death, Sept. 18, 1895. Further details of the funeral arrangements
will be published later.
The Shelby Daily Globe January 18, 1923
Submitted by Joan Histed


George W. Roush
Richland County pioneer died this morning at home east of Shelby.
The death of George W. Roush occurred at the family home, three miles east of
Shelby, at 4:30 this morning after an illness of almost a year. Mr. Roush has
been confined to his bed since last August. He was 78 years old and would have
attained the age of 79 had he lived until October 5. He was born in this vicinity
and lived here practically all of his life, devoting his time to agricultural pursuits.
He was well and favorably known throughout the community and had the respect
and confidence of all of his neighbors. Mr. Roush retired about ten years ago but
continued to live in the old homestead where he had spent the active years of his live.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Dr. Frances Stutter, and a son, Clad Rosh,
both of this city. He is also survived by two brothers, Frank Roush of Shelby and
Jacob Roush of Mansfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Garrett of New Haven and Mrs. Fireoved.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home and will be
conducted by Rev. Mr. Thomas of Hayseville. The body will be laid to rest in the
mausoleum at Oakland Cemetery.
From the May 24, 1922 Shelby Daily Globe.
Submitted by Joan Histed


Died-On Jan 9th, of Consumption; Mrs. Amanda ROSS. Deceased was beloved wife of W. B. ROSS,
of this township. She is mourned by many friends and leaves one child, a boy about a year old.
Married:-At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. And Mrs. Jonathan NYE, near Tiro,
on Wednesday, June 3, 1891, by the unsigned William B. ROSS and Miss Amanda NYE.
Both of Crawford County. Rev W. V. Davis
Unknown Newspaper clipping Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee

Gen. Franklin SAWYER, the well-known attorney, one of Norwalk's prominent citizens,
and one of the heroes of the late war, died Monday morning about 10 o'clock at the
home of his son on East Main street after an illness of several months, of paralysis.
The deceased was stricken with paralysis on the 15th of April last and he has been
in a semi unconscious condition ever since.
Gen. SAWYER was born in Auburn, Crawford County, Ohio, July 13th, 1825.
He remained upon his father's farm until his 17th year when he became a
student at Norwalk Seminary, and in 1844 he attended Granville College.
In 1845 he commenced the study of law at Norwalk, and was admitted to the bar
in 1847. Three years later he was elected prosecuting attorney of Huron county,
and in 1845 he formed a law partnership with Col. G.H. SAFFORD, continued
until the breaking out of the rebellion.
In 1860, at the instance of Gov. DENNISON, Gen. SAWYER organized the
Norwalk light Guards, which, on the 16th of April 1861, became Co. D.
of the 8th O. V. I. The regiment was soon afterwards reorganized for three years
and he was promoted to Major and in a short time to Lieutenant Colonel.-
He commanded the regiment at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorville,
Gettysburg, Mine Run, Morton's Ford, the Wilderness and Spottsylvania.
At Gettysburg he especially distinguished himself, for which meritorious
conduct he afterwards was breveted General.
His horse was shot from under him at Antietam, Chancellorville, and Locust Grove,
and he was severely wounded at Gettysburg, Morton's Ford and Spottsylvania,
at the latter place the wound disabled him from further service and
partially paralyzing his right side.
In 1865 he was elected representative to the Legislature from Huron County
and was a valuable member.
He was married to Lucinda M. LATHROP, January 30th, 1848, who died
June 12th, 1854. November 29th, 1855, he married to Elizabeth B. BOSTWICK,
of Delaware county, N. Y., who died January 6th, 1878. He leaves one son,
Franklin, Jr., of Norwalk
Note-Gen. Franklin SAWYER was born in Richland County, Ohio.
Crawford County was not formed yet.

Norwalk Reflector, Aug. 22nd. Found in scrapbook
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Peter SCHNEE died very suddenly Wednesday morning about 7 o'clock of organic
heart trouble. After eating a hearty breakfast he went to work in the garden near
the barn spading a corner that could not be ploughed. He had been at work but
a short time when Mrs. SCHNEE noticed him sitting against a pile of straw, she called
him and he did not answer. When she went to him he was dead.
Mr. SCHNEE was born in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, Feb 26, 1843, being
62 years, 2 months, and 7 days old. He was the eldest of a family of 15 children
most of whom are dead. He was a member of Co. A, 131 regiment Pennsylvania
Volunteer Infantry. After his discharge from the Army on Jan. 7, 1864, he was
married to Miss Elizabeth BOLICK. They had four children, three of whom are living.
William who lives in New Washington, Mrs. Emma WISE, of Chicago Junction,
and Myrtle TOBIN who resides near her parents.
Mr. SCHNEE's funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his
late home services will be held at 3:30 in the U. B. church, the interment will be
in Oakland Cemetery. Mr. SCHNEE will be buried in the honors of Plymouth I. O. O. F.
and Trego G. A. R. Post.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee

Seaman - Domer

"EVA MAE SEAMAN - SHILOH - Eva Mae Seaman, 93, formerly of Shiloh died Thursday
at the Good Shepherd Home in Ashland.
She was born May 28, 1903 in Canal Dover to Lloyd and Anna (Miller) Domer.
Seaman was a member of the Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Shiloh and a former
member of the Grange.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Harold Daup of Ashland;
four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she
was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Seaman and a half-brother,
Clarence Miller.

Friends may call Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Secor Funeral Home of Plymouth.
Graveside services will be Saturday morning at 10:30 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in
Shiloh with the Rev. Diana Friend officiating.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Good Shepherd
Home, 622 Center St., Ashland, 44805, or at the funeral home.
OBITUARY OF EVA MAE DOMER SEAMAN, August 30 1996, Unknown newspaper.
Submitted by Terry Wilson


"HARRY SEAMAN - SHILOH - Harry A. 'Tiny' Seaman, 73, of Shiloh, RD 1,
died Sunday at Shelby Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born Jan. 3, 1913, in Shiloh, he had lived in the Shiloh-Greenwich area all his life.

Mr. Seaman was retired from Commercial Motor Freight, Inc of Mansfield and
from farming. He was an honorary member of the Shiloh-Cass-Bloominggrove
Fire Department and a member of Teamsters Local 40 of Mansfield.
He was married Aug. 31, 1936, to Anna Marie Bloom, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Helen) Niver of Worthington and
Mrs. Ralph (Lois) Hawkins and Linda Gregory, both of Shiloh; three sons,
Robert of Shelby, and Harry Lee and David, both of Shiloh; 13 grandchildren,
four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Charles N. of Mansfield.

Mr. Seaman was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Mae, and two brothers.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Secor Funeral Home, Plymouth,
by the Rev. Thomas Hoover and the Rev. Steve Shag. Burial will be in Mt. Hope
Cemetery, Shiloh.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m."
OBITUARY OF HARRY A. SEAMAN, 22 December 1986, Unknown newspaper.
Submitted by Terry Wilson


"MARION L. SEAMAN - SHILOH - Marion L. Seaman, 84, Planktown Road,
Shiloh, RD 1, died Wednesday morning at the Willard Area Hospital after
a short illness.

Born June 7, 1903, in Shiloh, he was a lifetime resident there and
a retired farmer. Mr. Seaman is survived by his wife, Eva; one daughter,
Mrs. Harold (Betty) Daup of Shiloh; four grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Wilson of Shelby.
He is preceded in death by two brothers.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery
in Shiloh with the Rev. Wayne Nieminen.
There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
The Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth is in charge of arrangements."
OBITUARY OF MARION LEE SEAMAN, 22 October 1987, Unknown Newspaper.
Submitted by Terry Wilson


The many friends of Samuel Seaman were shocked last Friday morning
when they learned the sad news that he had died very suddenly Thursday
night at about midnight.

Mr. Seaman had been in several of the stores about town Thursday
evening and remained up town until about nine o'clock talking with
friends, and apparently was in his usual health when he retired.
Mrs. Seaman was awakened at about midnight by his heavy breathing
and at once telephoned a physician. When she returned to his bedside
Mr. Seaman had passed away. The cause of death was heart failure.

Mr. Seaman for many years resided on a farm north of town and a
number of years ago moved to Shiloh, where he had since resided.
He was elected as a member of the city council four years ago and for his
second term two years ago, and was president of that body at the time of
his death. He took great interest in public affairs and was a faithful and
conscientious servant of the people. His loss will be keenly felt
throughout the community and many expressions of sympathy and
condolence have been tendered the bereaved family.

Samuel S. Seaman was born in New York state April 12, 1859, and
died at Shiloh, O., November 24, 1911, aged 52 years, 7 months, and
12 days. He was united in marriage with Mary J. Maring Feb. 24, 1881,
to which union were born four children, two of whom preceded their
father to the better world. The wife and two sons, Charles and Frank,
are left to mourn the loss of a loving husband and a kind and indulgent
father. The deceased is also survived by four brothers and one sister.

The funeral services were held from the M. E. church Sunday morning
at 10:30, conducted by Rev. Hushour, and the remains were laid to
rest in Mt. Hope cemetery."
Shiloh Review, Shiloh, Richland County, Ohio.

Submitted by Terry Wilson


From: The Crestline Advocate - July 20, 1905

Mrs. Marguerite Shafer

Mrs. Marguerite Shafer who died last Wednesday at her home on the Ontario
Lexington road was born in Bavaria Germany in 1830, being aged 95 years
2 months and 12 days at the time of her death. The funeral services were
held Friday at her late home with interment in the Lexington Cemetary.

She came to this country in 1851 and the same year was married to
Chas. C. Shafer at Lexington. They purchased a farm in Washington
township , where they remained until Mrs. Shafer's parents came over,
and the farm was sold to them.

Mr. and Mrs. C.C.Shafer then moved to the Smith farm near Buckhorn
tavern where they lived six years. Here Henry Shafer of Galion and
Mary Shafer deceased were born. Their next home was the old
Samuel Johnson farm on the Lexington Ontario road where they have
since resided and at which place Chas. Shafer of Bellville, Malvina Jacoby.
residing on the home foar and Isabella, deceased were born.
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed.


William A. Shaw Dead
Well Known Pioneer Passes Away After Long Illness; Funeral Monday.
William A. Shaw, one of the pioneer residents of Shelby, died last evening
at 6:15 o’clock at his home 70 North Gamble Street.
Death was due to Pulmonary Inberculosis followed by pneumonia. Mr. Shaw had
been failing for the past year or two and several weeks ago was confined to his
bed. He did not improve and became weaker from day to day. Death ended his
suffering last night and closed a long life which was spent mostly in our community.
The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the
home at 70 North Gamble street and will be conducted by Rev. Jacob, pastor
of the Methodist Church. Mr. Shaw was a member of the Mansfield Commandery
and the Knight Templars will have charge of the funeral. The body will be laid to rest
in the Oakland Cemetery. Shelby Lodge No. 350 F. & A.M. will act as an
escort for the Knight Templars who have charge of the service.
W.A. Shaw was aged 81 years and 35 days and is survived by two sons,
W.D. Shaw, J. Elmer Shaw, one daughter, Miss Ann Shaw, nine grandchildren
besides a host of friends in this community who have know him all his life.
The following sketch of the life of Mr. Shaw was taken from the Richland
County History printed in 1908.
William A. Shaw, who for many years was identified with agricultural pursuits,
but is now living retired from the farm life, is still financially interested in
various corporations and he has a voice in there management as a member of
the directorate. He was born in Hinclkey, Medina county, Ohio on the 5th of
July, 1840, his parents being Jacob and Roena (Damon) Shaw, both of whom
were natives of Massachusetts, born near Boston. They were reared and married
there and came to Ohio before the time of railroads, spending their lives largely in
Medina county, although during their latter days they resided in Shelby.
Their family numbered four children of whom four are now living, while
two died in infancy and four have since passed away. William A. Shaw,
the youngest of the family, resided on the home farm with his parents
until after he had gained his majority and acquired a district school education.
His father was a gunsmith and watchmaker and of a very vigorous turn of
mind, and William A. Shaw learned to do much work along mechanical lines.
With equipment received under his father’s direction he went to Medina
County, Ohio, where he entered the employ of A. I. Root, then a jewelry
manufacturer of that place. For a year he occupied that position, on the expiration
of which period he became a partner in the manufacture and retailing of jewelry,
but took charge of the manufacturing department under the firm style of
A. I. Root and Company. This association was maintained for six years when
Mr. Shaw came to Shelby, where he arrived on the 12th of December, 1868. Here
he established a jewelry store and not only engaged in the sale of jewelry, but also
manufactured it to some extent for several years. He conducted the store for 26
years, this long figuring as one of the leading prominent and successful merchants
of the city. He then bought a farm of eighty acres east of town and made his
home thereon for fourteen years, after which he disposed of the property and
returned to Shelby, where he has lived practically retired. He has been
identified with various business interests for a long period. he has been a
director of the First National Bank for about twenty years, was one of the
organizers of the Shelby Plate Glass Insurance Company, of which he is director
and treasurer, and is likewise Director of the Shelby Land Improvement
Company, also serving as its treasurer. His investments have been
judiciously placed and are bringing him a substantial financial return.
In 1866 occurred the marriage of Mr. Shaw and Miss Eleanor P. Oakley, a native
of Glens Falls New York. Their children are: J. Anna at home, William D. of Shelby,
Jacob Elmer also of this place. Following the death of his first wife Mr. Shaw
married Mrs. Anna L. Ott Rogers. They are well known here and have and
extensive circle of friends. Mr. Shaw has been very prominent in community
interests, has been a member of the board of public service and board of public
health for several years, and was also one of the first members of the volunteer
fire department His political allegiance is given to democracy. In his fraternal
relations he is a Mason, belonging to Mansfield Commandary and to the consistory
of Cincinnati and to the Mystic Shrine of Cleveland. He is likewise connected with
the independent order of Odd Fellows at Shelby and is poplar in the societies.
He is modest and unassuming and indisposed to attract attention either to his success
in business or his efforts on behalf of the public welfare. He is an example of our boys
who educate themselves and secure their own start in life, determined, self reliant
boys, willing to work for advantages which others secure through inheritance,
destined by sheer force of character to succeed in the face of all opposition. and to
push the front in one important enterprise or another.
From the July 30, 1921 Shelby Daily Globe.
Submitted by Mr. Kim Butler Histed.


In Memoriam
Miss Catharise SHECKLER died suddenly at her house in Auburn Center. She was born
in Auburn Township, Crawford Co., O. June 18th, 1823, died July 10th, 1899,
aged 76 years and 22 days.
She united with the Auburn Baptist church April 9th, 1843 and was always in her place
in the church as long as her health permitted.
She leaves to mourn her departure two sisters and four brothers, besides a host of relatives
and friends. Truly may we say a good woman, a kind neighbor and friend has left us.
Our loss, which is but for time, is her eternal gain.
Her funeral services were held in the Auburn Baptist church, conduct by her pastor,
Note: When Catharise SHECKLER was born it would have been in Richland County, Ohio.
Crawford County was not formed yet.

Unknown Newspaper Clipping, Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


SHECKLER-At Auburn Center, O., Nov. 20, 1899, James SHECKLER,
aged 76 years, 4 months, and 23 days.
His death was preceded by that of his two maiden sisters, who lived with him on
the farm near the Auburn Center Baptist Church, and were familiarly know as
"Aunt Betsy" and "Aunt Katie". The latter died July 10, aged 76 years, the former
Nov. 9, aged 78, so that all this family of three were all removed in the space of
four months and ten days. The sisters were faithful members of the Auburn Baptist
Church for many years; and the brother, though not a member, was a firm friend of
the cause and a liberal supporter of the church, as well as a sincere friend of its
pastors, ever seeking their welfare and comfort. He was naturally a good,
conscientious man, kind-hearted, of a very genial disposition, and will be a
great loss to the church and community.
In the fall of '61 he enlisted in the 64th O. V. I., was discharged for disability
in the fall of '62; re-enlisted in the spring of '64, and was appointed corporol
Feb 7, 1865. He was mustered out at Victoria, Tex., with the company, Dec. 3, 1869.
He leaves one sister, three brothers, and several nephews and nieces to mourn their loss.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Death is no respector of persons. He strectches forth his had and snathes from
among us the aged as well as the young. At 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening,
December 27, the death messenger came to Mrs. Leonora ASHLEY SHECKLER.
December 13 she suffered a severe stroke of paralysis, but remained conscious
until a few hours before her death.
Leonora ASHLEY was born September 8, 1839, in Auburn township, and attained
the age of 72 years, 3 months and 19days. She was converted in the winter of
1853. She was baptized by Rev. Lynn WILDER and united with the Baptist Church,
February 6, 1853, and remained a faithful and consistent member to the end.
She was united in marriage to John P. SHECKLER, February 20, 1862. To this
union were born three daughters, Elida, who died when quite young: Mary, and
Mrs. D.F. GROVE who, with her aged husband, survive her. She is also survived
by eight grandchildren and one great grandchild and four brothers,
Frank ASHLEY of Auburn, O.; E. E. ASHLEY of Pierceton, Ind.;
W. W. ASHLEY of Findlay, O., and Judson ASHLEY of Herrington, Kan.
Mrs. SHECKLER was a woman of fine character, loved and respected by all. She
will be missed by her many friends and especially in the home. The funeral was
held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the home, and was conducted by Pastors
Robert BRAGG of Lorain, O., and C. F. CORNMAN of Auburn Center. The text was
found in Act, 9:36. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


JOHN F. SHEELY – Died at 8:30 O’clock Last Night at Family Home On
West Main Street John F. Sheely died at 8:30 o’clock last night at the
family home on West Main street, after an illness of three or four years.
He had been failing in health and last winter had a serious illness from which he
nearly died. Mr. Sheely was born in Cass township November 1, 1839, and was
73 years, 3 months and 18 days of age. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Sheely. His father and mother were born in Pennsylvania the latter’s maiden
name being Fireoved.
Mr. Sheely’s early days were spent on the farm with his parents and when a
young man he became a carpenter. For several years he was employed on the Big Four
by H.M. Dick, then superintendent of construction on that line. After quitting the road
Mr. Sheely devoted his time to farming. He always lived in and around Shelby. Several
years ago he gave up active life on the farm and moved to Shelby and made his home.
When a young man he united with the Lutheran church and remained a member of that
denomination until his death. He was a member of the church council and taught a
class in the Sunday school for years. He served as a member of the Oakland
Cemetery board and was a member of the board of directors of the Shelby
Telephone Company.
Fraternally, he was a member of Shelby Lodge, No. 350, F. and A.M., and had been
allied with the Masonic order for many years. Mr. Sheely’s life was devoted
principally to agriculture. Having been born and having passed his entire life in
this county, he was well known and respected by all who were acquainted with
him. His death was not unexpected, he had been ailing, and his relatives and
friends realized that the end was near.
Mr. Sheely is survived by his wife and three children, as follows: Mrs. William Kinney,
Mrs. William Hawk and O. (O/C.?) Sheely of Kingsdown, Kan. Funeral services
will be held at the Lutheran church Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock, standard,
Rev. J.H. Neuhauser, pastor of the church officiating. Interment in Oakland Cemetery.

Information from Cemetery Book published by this Society:
Sheely, John F., age 73, born 1 Nov 1839, d. 19 Feb 1913, soldier,
buried at Oakland Cemetery, Shelby OH


From: The Crestline Advocate Jan 11, 1906



Once more the death angel has made a call and taken from us a pioneer who was born
in this vicinity when the surroundings were wilderness.

Nathan Marvin Shepard answered to the call at the home of his brother,
E. Y. Shepherd on Pierce Street, Sunday evening Jan 7th, at 6 o'clock, after
an illness that dated from last September with a gradual weakening to the last.
He came to town about five weeks ago and was bed fast for about 5 days. A post
mortem revealed the cause of death to be cancer of the liver.

Mr. Shepard was born in Springfield township, Richland County, August 14, 1825
and lived to the age of 70 years, 4 months and 23 days, he was the son of
Henry and Jane Shepard long since gone to their reward. He attended the
district schools where he received the rudiments of an education was
married to Miss Romolina Leiter, of his neighhood about 48 years ago and
commenced farming on the homestead which he owned and where he
lived prior to his death. No children were born to the union, but Mrs.
C.D. Burt, his brother's daughter made her home with him from the age of
5 years until her marriage, being a daughter to them.

He left the farm about 33 years ago and was engaged as lineman for the
W. U. Telegraph Co., for about 18 years living in Alliance for a short time
when he came here and resided until 15 years ago when he returned to the farm.

Mr. Shepard was highly respected by all, was a man of strictest probity a
devout and constant member of the Methodist Church, whos example and
precept, were models for all to follow. He practiced that which he advocated.
There was nothing hypoecratical about him though seemingly of a stern demeanor
underneath was a warm heart and pleasing manner which won for him many friends.

He is survived by three brothers, E.Y. Shephard of Crestline, W.H. Shepard
of Topea, Kansas and Riley Shepard residing on his farm.

The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church at 10 o'clock.
Tuesday morning, Rev. J. W. Dowds officiating, burial in Oakwood
Cemetery, Shelby, where his wife was laid to rest.

The out of town friends and relatives present at the funeral were C. B. Burt,
wife and daughter of New York. His brother W. H. Shepard of Topeka,
cousin W. H. Raymond and wife of Galion., Mike Ricksecker and
wife of Galion; Uncle Mart Post, George Cole and wife. Emanuel Wise of
Shelby and Charles Leiter of Ontario...



Benjamin F. Shetler
Pioneer resident of Shelby died last night at 6 o’clock aged 74 years.
Benjamin F.Shetler, who has been a resident of Richland county for 37 years and
of Shelby for 31 years, died at the family home 66 walnut street last night at 6 o’clock.
He was taken ill and confined to his bed since last Monday night, and
remained in a semi-conscious condition from that time. Mr. Shelter had been failing
in health for the past three months since he met with an accident while employed in a
local factory. He stopped work at that time and had not been employed since.
He was born February 11, 1848, in Sugar Creek township, Stark county and was the
son of David and Nancy Shetler. He had five brothers and one sister. The sister and three
brothers preceded him in death.
His boyhood days were spent in Stark county where he was educated and upon leaving
school learned the trade of harness maker. He then located in Navarre, Ohio where he
worked at his trade. At the age of 20 he was united in marriage to Miss Cora B. Reider
of Navarre. They went to housekeeping and in 1885 moved to Richland county
and located on the Roberts farm half a mile south of Shelby. Leaving the farm they
removed to Shelby in 1891 and had since resided in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Shetler were the parents of nine children. The father was preceded in
death by Archie Leron, Frances Laorra, Mary Petrash, Jemima A. Reich and
Daisy M. Hunter. He is survived by his wife and two daughters Mrs. Frank Tucker
of Ashland, Mrs. C.H.Lewis of Shelby, Two sons, W.B. Shetler of Sioux City, Iowa,
and James M. Shetler of Akron. He is also survived by two brothers D.E. Shetler of Canton,
Samuel Shetler of Middlefield, Ohio and 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the United Brethren church of Shelby and affiliated with the
Knights and Ladies of Security.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the United Brethren
Church and will be in charge of Rev. R. I. Champion, assisted by Rev. R.C. Crosby,
pastor of the church. The body will be laid to rest in Oakland Cemetery.
From the December 9, 1922 Shelby Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


Cyrus H. Shoup Dead
Pioneer of this section passed to his reward this morning:
Funeral Friday.
Cyrus H. Shoup one of the best know residents of this part of Richland county died this
morning at 5 o’clock at the family home 35 second street. Mr. Shoup had not been ill and
this morning had talked to Mrs. Shoup stating that he expected to go out to the farm
and pick berries. When Mrs. Shoup arose to get breakfast he stated that he would rest a
while longer until it was ready. When she returned to call him she found him dead in bed.
Death was due to heart failure.
The funeral will be held Friday at the house at 2:30 o’clock with service from the Lutheran
Church at 3 o’clock. Rev. Hackenberg will have charge of the service. The body will be laid
to rest in the Oakland Cemetery.
Cyrus H. Shoup was born in Williamson, Franklin county, Pennsylvania, September 4, 1841
and was aged 80 years. His father John and mother Hannah were the parents of 10
children, all of whom are dead. Cyrus Shoup was the last surviving member of his father’s
family. Mr. Shoup’s father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother was reared in Baltimore.
The family migrated to this section permanently in 1845 but Mr. Shoup’s father came to this
part of the country in 1835 remaining here three years at that time. He assisted in the
surveys throughout this section and at that early day there was a hunter’s cabin where
the Hazelwood school now stands with the roof caved in, so that it must have been built many
years prior to that time. Mr. Shoup’s parents were married in 1837 and having been dead
these many years, having passed away in the state of their adoption.
Cyrus Shoup was reared on the farm, educated in the district school and taught
school for 21 years all of his service being rendered in this county except one term in
Crawford county. In May, 1862, he enlisted in Company H., 84th O.V.I. and was discharged
in September of the same year. May 2nd, 1864 he re-enlisted in Company H., 163rd O.V.I.
and was discharged from this service in September. In 1871 he was married to Miss
Hannah J. Bushey and to them have been born four children two sons and two daughters
all living in Shelby, John Shoup, Mrs. Arthur Hunt, Miss Elizabeth Shoup, and Logue Shoup.
He is also survived by his wife.
Mr. Shoup was a member of the G.A.R. and served many terms as assessor and school director.
He lived on a farm near Shelby until recent years when he retired from active farming and had
since made his home in Shelby. His death came as a shock to his family and friends.
Mr. Shoup had a wide acquaintance and enjoyed the respect and confidence of the people
who had known him through a long period of years.
From the Wednesday July 20, 1921 Shelby Daily Globe
* Note: a picture accompanies the article in the Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


William Woodburn Skiles; was born in Stoughstown, Cumberland County, Pa.,
December 11, 1849. He moved to Richland County, Ohio, in 1854 with his parents
and attended the district schools. Upon graduation he taught school for several years
before attending Baldwin University, Berea, Ohio, in 1876, where he studied law.
He was admitted to the bar July 24, 1878, opening his office in Shelby, Ohio.
He also served as president of the Citizens Bank from 1893 until his death.
He was the president and member of the city school board from 1885-1904, a member
of the Republican State central committee 1900-1904 and was eventually elected
as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses where he served
from March 4, 1901, until his death in Shelby, Richland County, Ohio, January 9, 1904.
He is buried interment in Oakland Cemetery.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


From: Crestline Advocate: Thur Feb. 14, 1918


Miss Rebecca Slaybaugh passed away Saturday evening at 10:45 at the Alice Hotel,
where she has been residing with her niece, Alice Rayel, for a year and a half.
Weakness and infirmities of old age caused her death. She was eighty-four years
of age.

The deceased was born in Sharon township, Richland county, March 10 1834.
She was a daughter of Magdalena (Starry) and George Slaybaugh and the last living
member of eleven children. She lived at the old homstead near Vernon, all of her life
until she became helpless and came here to live with her niece.

Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mrs. Rayel, corner of
Thoman and Seltzer streets, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock by Rev.
A.C. Kanziner, pastor of the English Lutheran Church. The remains will be
placed in a vault for the present and later burial will be made at Shelby.

contributed by Mr. Kim Butler Histed
Crestline, Ohio 44827


Fred Smith
One of Shelby’s pioneer business men died at 10:45 last night.
Fred H. Smith, perhaps on of the oldest business men who has been continuously in
business here in the history of Shelby, died last night at his home 15 North Gamble
Street at 10:30 o’clock after a lingering illness of the past six years, during which
he had been gradually weakening until the past few months when his life remained
by only a thread. Death was pronounced due to heart trouble and complications.
In Shelby Mr. Smith spent the greater part of his life and his wide reputation as a
photographer, to which art he devoted his life, is of the highest credit possible.
Fred Smith was born in Oxford, England, Sept. 9th, 1849, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Smith. At the age of four years, sixty eight years ago the small
family came to America, landing in Canada where, when he was twelve, his father
died. Left to hustle for himself Mr. Smith worked in a studio in New York,
Canada and Niagara Falls, for several years. Enlisting in the ranks of the English
Volunteers at Canada, as bugler, when 15 years of age he spent a time in the
army, being transferred to a pilot boat near New York for seven months due to
ill health which seems to have followed him through life.
Fifty five years ago he came to Shelby and immediately went into business
near East Main street where the Sutter property, 23 E. Main, is now located.
After working there in a combination studio and book store, owned by Gus Longe,
he and Jack Taylor purchased the store, Taylor running the book end of the
business and Smith the studio in 1871. After moving to the Brickley block
and doing a continuously better business there until 1879 when the building
burned he moved and later purchased he present family home and studio at
15 North Gamble Street.
In 1870 on the 8th of December he was united in marriage to Sadie C. Dickie,
daughter of M.O. Dickie. At that time his wife resided with her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Brown of the North end of Shelby. To their marriage no
children were born. Mr. Smith leaves very few relatives, his mother dying in
Canada shortly after he came to Shelby. A number of years ago, when he had
been in this country for 50 years, Mr. and Mrs. Smith returned to England for a
visit. During his life in Shelby Mr. Smith had a record of the highest in both
professional and as a citizen of this community and did a large business through
this section of the country.
He was councilman in Shelby for two years and in his social and business
relations as well was a gentleman whom it was a pleasure to meet. He leaves
to survive his loss a wife who has been confined with rheumatism for
some years, two nieces and a nephew. One niece Mrs. May Moore lives
at Springfield, Mass the other’s residence is unknown, the nephew,
Charles Smith, lives in Hamilton, Canada. The deceased was a member
of the Methodist Episcopal church here for the past 40 years. He also
belonged to the Odd Fellows lodge.
Funeral services will be held from the home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
The body will lie in state however from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. Monday.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Gilmore of the Methodist
Church. Interment at Oakland cemetery.
From the January 6, 1923 Shelby Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


From: The Crestline Advocate June 28, 1917

Joseph Steiert

Funeral services were held at St. Joeseph's Catholic Church Wednesday morning
at 8:30 o'clock. Rev J. H. Waechter conducting the services. Interment was made
at the Catholic cemetery in this city.

Joseph Steiert was born August 24, 1848 in Basel, Baden, Germany a son of
Dorothy and Joseph Steiert. At the age of 18 years he came to America alone
and located in Milan, Ohio working a short time there and also in Galion. Coming
to Crestline soon after he took a position with Gebardt Mauch, for many years
located at the corner of Bucyrus and Seltzer streets. Here he learned the trade
if shoemaker and after three years apprenticeship, started in the business for
himself, a business which has been maintained continuously right up to the
time of his death.

The deceased was married October 24, 1871, to Miss Elizabeth Horning of
the Shelby Settlement. Six children were born to them, two sons, Charles and
Frank having died in infancy. Those surviving are the wife and Mother and
four children, all living in Crestline. William A. Steiert, Mrs. Joseph Zeller and
Misses Alice and Emma Steiert.



Philip Stentz
For Many Years a Farmer in This Locality, Dies at Home in Crestline.
Philp Stentz who for many years was a prominent farmer residing near Shelby
until he removed to Crestline two years ago where he has since made his home, passed
away on East Bucyrus street at 2:15 P.M.
Mr. Stentz was born in Sharon township March 14, 1837 and spent his entire life
practically in this community. He resided on a farm three miles southwest of Shelby
until two years ago when he retired from active life and located in Crestline where he
had since resided. He had been ill over a period of a year or more. He had particularly
recovered from a severe sick spell and was up and around again. He was taken suddenly
worse again and died suddenly.
Mr. Stentz was married first to Corneilia Ann Kerr and to this union were born two sons
Edward Stentz now of Norwalk and Dr. F.L. Stentz now of Butte, Montana.
Jennie Stentz, a daughter of the first union departed this life some years ago.
Upon the death of his first wife Mr. Stentz was married a second time to
Mrs. Olivia O. Hart, widow of the Rev. D.D. Hart. To this union were born three children,
Wood Stentz of Plymouth township, Retura Ann Dewalt of Crestline and
Phillip Stentz Jr. of Crestline.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 22 at 2 o’clock.
The body will be brought to Shelby for burial in the Oakland cemetery
at 3:30 o’clock.
Daily Globe - October 21, 1921
Submitted by Kim Butler Histed


Mrs. Jacob STEVENS, of Tiro, died at her home Tuesday noon, of heart disease after a
short illness, in the sixty-seventh year of her age. She was the mother of Mrs. W. A. BROWN,
Mrs. Frank ALBRIGHT and Amos and Charles STEVENS, all of whom live in and near Tiro.
The funeral services will be held today, conducted by Rev. A. E. GAFF with burial in the
union cemetery near Sulphur Springs. She was an estimable lady and her death makes
the sixth on Tiro and vicinity within a few days.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.

Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


Wife of L. L. Swoope, of Elyria, Ohio, died at her home in that place Tuesday, the result of
grip terminating in pneumonia. Just two weeks ago last Tuesday she was happily
wed to the man of her choice, and life to her was but opening up when the summons came.
Her unexpected death is a severe blow not only to he husband, but to her parents and friends.
Deceased was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John GROVE, of this place, a consistent Christian
lady and a member of the Second M. E. church of this place, being aged 22 years and 5 months.
In addition to her husband and parents she is survived by three brothers and one sister.
Her remains will be brought here on one of the late trains tonight and funeral services
will be held in the Second M. E. church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Dated unknown
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee

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