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Harry Franklin ELDER, son of H.H. and Sarah Elizabeth ELDER, was born at Knoxville, Iowa on Jan 29, 1865 and departed this life at the Rice Hospital at Odell, Nebraska. Aged 77 years, 11 months and 7 days. His early childhood was spent in Iowa, but in 1869 he with his parents migrated to Kansas, locating in Osborne Co, near Alton and in 1875 they came to Washington Co, where the father bought 320 acres of land in Coleman township. There the children attended the Rock School. The family home was large and spacious and there they welcomed friends and strangers to share thier hospitality. In 1894 the family moved from this county to Washington State with the exception of Harry F. who was united in marriage to Miss Addie E. PURSLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. PURLSEY of Morrowville, KS. This union was blessed with ten children who all grew to manhood and womanhood. They are as follows: Mrs Eva B. PHELPS, Salina, KS; Guy F. ELDER, Morrowville, KS; Glenn W. ELDER, Harry F. Jr., Mrs Hazel V. STAMM and Mrs. Beulah M. STAMM, all of Washington, Mrs. Anna DECKER, Hollenberg, Mrs. Lola B. MAHLMAN, Hollenberg, Mrs. Alma E. BRANDON, Kansas City, KS. The youngest son Walter Donald passed away in 1935. Mr. ELDER was raised a Seventh Day Adventist, and united with the church in early manhood.
He attended Battle Creek, Michigan College in the winter of 1884 and 1885, and was always interested in education, social and moral uplift. He was a man of excellent character, honest and upright in his dealings with his fellowman. He was a farmer and stock raiser all his life with the exception of four years spent in the mercantile business at Walsburg, KS. He is survived by his wife and nine children and 25 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anna F. BISSELL, two brothers, W.C. ELDER, Spooner, WI and Chas. S. ELDER, Kodiak, Alaska, also many other relatives and a host of friends who have enjoyed his generous kindly attitude toward all with whom he met. Funeral services were conducted from the Washington Christian Church with Rev. GALLOWAY in charge, assisted by L.R. RISWIG of Topeka, on Saturday, at 2 o'clock and interment was in the Washington City cemetery.
Alice THOMPSON was one of the five children born to Mr. and Mrs. George THOMPSON near Almont in Ramsey township in the province of Ontario, Canada. She grew to womanhood there and in 1883 moved to Grant, Michigan and after two years there she came on to this country to be with her brothers, Joseph and George, who purchased land northwest of Washington. In the fall of 1887, she was united in marriage to Frank McCORMICK and the happy couple went to housekeeping on the McCORMICK farm three miles northeast of Morrowville. Here she lived the remainder of her life except for a short time in Washington and in Morrowville. Mrs. McCORMICK united with the Episcopal church when a girl and remained a devoted member of that organization throughout her life. While no child of her own blessed her home, yet her gentle and motherly affectios were given to a boy who entered her home and Randolph LeFARGE grew to manhood with the help and guidance that a mother would give. Beside her daily companion and husband, Frank McCORMICK, she leaves to mourn her passing four brothers, John and Baker THOMPSON of Newaygo, MI and Joseph and George THOMPSON of Pasadena, CA. Besides a these relatives and their families there are more distant relatives and other friends who will sadly miss her. After a short illness she died at her home on Thursday, Dec 20, 1928. Funeral services were held at three o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Blocker church in charge of Rev. LATIMER. Interment wa made in the Blocker Cemetery.
Generation 1 Henry W. Tanner born May 06,1793 died December 09,1878 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. Married Sarah ? born December 18,1795 died 1867 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. Both are buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery,Columbia Co.,Pa, Children: Hannah Tanner married Martin Umstead Sarah Ann Tanner married John Umstead Susan Tanner married Amos Heller John Tanner born 1813 Peter Tanner born 1815 died 1892 Mary May Tanner born 1821 died 1880 married Jacob Schultz born 1818 died 1880 Henry W.Tanner Jr. born September 17,1823 died December 17,1864 Joseph Jacob Tanner born August 21,1831 died November 04,1908 Catherine Tanner born 1834 Generation 2 John Tanner born 1813 married Hannah ? born 1810 Children: Sarah Tanner born 1844 Mary Tanner born 1846 Peter Tanner born 1815 in Danville, Montour Co., Pa. died 1892 married Sarah Schultz born 1820 died 1889 Children: Martin Tanner born 1841 Henry J. Tanner born 1844 died June 19,1864 in Petersburg, Va. William Tanner born 1849 in Danville, Montour Co., Pa. Martha Tanner born 1847 died 1928 Simon Phillip Tanner born 1851 died 1919 John Franklin Tanner born July 26,1853 in Danville Montour Co., Pa.died April 30,1917 in Sheldon, Iowa Jacob Schultz Tanner born August 07,1856 died February 18,1922 Thomas N. Tanner born August 1858 in Danville, Montour Co., Pa died 1915 Sarah Ann Tanner married John Unstead Children: Jacab Henry Umstead born January 07,1858 in W.Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.,Pa.died January 01,1040 in W.Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.,Pa. Henry W.Tanner Jr. born September 17,1823 died December 17,1864 married Mary ? born 1827 Henry is buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery Columbia Co.,Pa. Children: Rosanna Tanner born 1849 Mary Tanner born 1851 Harriet Tanner born 1853 Hiram Benjamin Tanner born March 30,1857 died May 16,1918 married Lydia Catherine Fenstemacher Hiram and Lydia are buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery Columbia Co.,Pa. Hannah Tanner born 1859 married Joseph Umstead Henry A.Tanner born 1862 Joseph Jacob Tanner born August 21,1831 in Columbia Co.,Pa. died November 04,1908 in Liberty Twp.,Pa. married Susan Hileman born November 05,1832 in Columbia Co.,Pa. died March 02,1879 in Derry Twp.,Pa. Joseph and Susan are buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery,Columbia Co.,Pa. Children: Marie Jane Tanner born May 17,1855 Derry Twp.,Pa. died July 04,1872 buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery Columbia Co.,Pa. John Henry Tanner born December 04,1857 in Derry Twp.,Pa. died March 11,1921 in Derry Twp.,Pa. Emma Tryphena Tanner born December 09,1862 in Derry Twp.,Pa. died July 20,1953 Elizabeth Tanner Born October 16,1864 in Derry Twp.,Pa. Henry James Tanner born April 27,1865 in Derry Twp.,Pa. died 1937 Jacab Albert Tanner born January 26,1868 in Derry Twp.,Pa. died february 04,1870 in Derry Twp.,Pa. buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery Columbia Co.,Pa. Anna Catherine Tanner born Marchj 03,1870 in Deerry Twp.,Pa. died January 26,1874 buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery,Columbia Co.,Pa. Calvin Boyd Tanner born May 28,1874 in Derry Twp.,Pa. died July 19,1960 Twin Sister to Calvin Tanner born May 28,1874 died May 28,1874 in Derry Twp.,Pa. Generation 3 Willaim Tanner born 1849 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. married 1st ? died July 20,1895 married 2nd Bertha Moore May 08,1899 in Turbotville,Pa. daughter of William Moore born 1876 Children: Alvin Tanner born 1895 Henry James Tanner born August 16,1900 lloyd Tanner born February 18,1904 Martha Tanner born 1851 died 1928 married HJenry Heller born 1849 died 1930 Children: James Elmer Heller born 1874 married Mary ? born 1874 Jacab Harvey Heller born November 1879 Charles Heller Simon Phillip Tanner born 1851 died 1919 married 1st Abigail Cromley born 1851 died 1877 married 2nd Sarah Mariah Bonderman born 1861 died 1940 Children of Simon and Abigail: Araminta Tanner born 1871 died 1945 Matilda Tanner born 1874 Melissa Tanner born 1876 Children of Simon and Sarah: Lawrence Tanner born 1878 Dennis Theodore Tanner born May 03,1880 died May 31,1969 in Genoa,Colorado Phillip Eli Tanner born 1883 died 1963 married Gertrude Slise Lewis R.Tanner born 1886 Apphia Mae Tanner born 1889 Martha Tanner born 1891 died 1922 married Earl Bartly Cora Tanner born 1894 John Franklin Tanner born July 26,1853 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. died April 30,1917 in Sheldon,Iowa married 1st Rebecca Jane Whitenight daughter of Mathias Whitenight and Mary Kline born September 16,1847 died february 08,1887 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa married 2nd Mary Ida Beagle daughter of George Beagle and Rebecca Whitenight born December 25,1869 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. died November 11,1944 in Sheldon,Iowa Children of John and Rebecca: Charles Oliver Tanner born November 23,1880 in Dnville,Montour Co.,Pa died 1892 Henry Calvin Tanner born March 02,1884 inj Danville,Montour Co.,Pa died December 22,1965 in Genoa,Colorado Sarah Caroline Tanner born December 15,1886 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. died March 03,1993 in Waverly,Iowa Arminta Jane Tanner born July 23,1879 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. Children of John and Mary: Phillip Harvey Tanner born 1888 died 1968 Elvaretta Viola Tanner born July 11,1890 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. died December 23,1960 in Primghjar,Iowa Alice Martha Tanner born April 26,1892 in Archer,Iowa died May 08,1914 married George W.Black born October 22 died November 27,1945 Arthur Cleveland Tanner born January 16,1894 in Archer,Iowa died 1954 Clarence Harold Tanner born October 24,1895 in Archer,Iowa died December 29,1971 mrried Lillian Schielfubine born October 30,1893 died November 13,1970 John Ralph Tanner born August 24,1989 in Archer,Iowa died July 27,1977 in Newell,Iowa Gilbert Earl Tanner born June 01,1899 in Archer,Iowa died October 23,1953 in Archer,Iowa married 1st Grace Sorenson married 2nd Jennie Elgersma born July 16,1899 in Millbank,South Dakato died July 23,1978 in Modesto,California Raymond Robert Tanner born October 03,1901 in Archer,Iowa died January 29,1971 in Sheldon,Iowa Verness Lemont Tanner born August 09,1903 inj Archer,Iowa died February 09,1988 in Primghar,Iowa Ernest Elmer Tanner born May 08,1906 died 1983 Lila Fern Tanner born April 29,1910 died 1965 Jacob Schultz Tanner born August 07,1856 died February 18,1922 married Clarice Rosanna Flick daughter of Sylvester Flick and Tacy Styer born February 07,1860 in West Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.Pa died 1888 in West Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.,Pa. Jacob and Clarice are buried at Columbia Hill Cemetery,Montour Co.,Pa. Children: George Washington Tanner born 1882 died 1916 buried in Columbia Hill Cemetery,Montour Co.,Pa. Bessie May Tanner Born January 28,1884 inj West Hemlock Twp,Columbia Co.,Pa died January 07,1941 in Genoa,Colorado Roy W.Tanner born 1885 died 1968 After Clarice died Jacob couldn't care for all of the children and adopted some of them out to other people.Roy W. went to live with a family named Vought,his tombstone reads:Roy W.Vought he is buried in Columbia Hill Cemetery,Montour Co.,Pa. Jacob Schultz Tanner born 1886 died 1970 Sarah E.Tanner born 1887 died 1888 Thjomas N.Tanner born August 1868 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. died 1915 married Hannah Catherine Umstead born October 1857 Children: Albert Tanner born November 1882 Emma Tanner born 1884 married David Jones David Tanner born December 1886 Sarah Tanner born March 1891 married James Arter Alberta Mae Tanner born July 20,1893 died March 20,1901 Mary E.Tanner born December 1894 married Jacob Winters Jacab Henry Umstead born January 07,1858 in West Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.,Pa. died January 01,1940 in West Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.,Pa. married Ida Amelia Hester daughter of William Hester and Sara Moser Children: Charles Ruben Umstead born February 28,1883 Dora May Umstead born May 28,1886 William Lloyd Umstead born April 02,1889 died March 27,1963 John Edgar Umstead born July 15,1895 Simon Mearl Umstead born May 23,1898 Sarah Florence Umstead born August 13,1901 Esther Marion Umstead born March 29,1902 Harry Hester Unstead born July 17,1903 Martha Rozilia Umstead born December 30,1906 Harvey Calvin Umstead born January 21,1912 Henry A.Tanner born 1862 married Emily Matilda Ortman born 1860 Children: Sadie Melinda Tanner born October 16,1884 married Bill Linnert Agustus Leroy Tnner born November 25,1886 George Edwin Tanner born December 20,1888 died 1962 married Catherine Elizabeth Martin born 1884 died 1944 Mary Louise Tanner born December 23,1889 married Ernest Hause Jake Henry Tanner born April 04,1892 Luther Atwood Tanner born March 12,1894 died January 06,1982 Calvin Lawrence Tanner born June 05,1896 died 1978 Hiram Charles Tanner born June 10,1899 died November 07,1968 in Maquoketa, Jackson Co.,Iowa married 1st Dora Irene (Irean) Enos born october 02,1905 died January 24,1973 married 2nd Jeanette ? Generation 4 Hiram Charles Tanner born June 10,1899 died November 07,1968 married Dora Irene Enos born October 02,1905 died January 24,1973 Children: George Newman Tanner born November 16,1924 in Milford Twp.,Juniata Co.,Pa. died June 11,1974 in Houston, Harris Co.,Texas married 1st Hazel Hollister married 2nd Stephanie Dora Morford born August 07,1930 07,1930 died July 02,1977 Harry(aka Mike)Tanner born August 12,1929 died January 1979 Irene Tanner married Harry Joseph Generation 5 George Newman Tanner born November 16,1924 in Milford Twp.,Juniata Co.,Pa. died June 11,1974 in Houston,Harris Co.,Texas married 1st Hazel Hollister married 2nd Stephanie Dora Morford born August 07,1930 died July 02,1977 George and Stephanie married August 23,1950 in Saline,Michigan George and Stephanie are buried at Veterans National Cemetery in Houston,Harris Co.,Texas NJ otes on George Tanner:George served in the US Army during WWII as a paratrooper,he served in Company B 505th Paratroop Infantry Induction date June 15,1943 date of entry into active service June 29,1943 place of entry into service Fort Custer,Michigan. Battles and Campaigns: Normandy Campaign,Rhineland Campaign and Ardennes Campaign. Decorations and Citations:Purple HJeart,Combat Infantry Badge,Good Conduct Ribbon,European Afrikan Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon and Three Bronze Campaign Stars.Wounded in action November 02,1944 in Germany,given an Honorable Discharge from Percy Jones Hospital October 03,1945. Children: Jessica L.Tanner married 1st Tommy Irby married 2nd Jeff Whitaker married 3rd Kenneth Watanabe married 4th Floyd Skillern Doreen L.Tanner married 1st James M.Foy married 2nd Mike Scruggs married 3rd Melvin Clark Lynda S.Tanner Paul N.Tanner married 1st Eileen ? married 2nd Angie Warren Stephen D.Morford Tanner married Theresa Buxton notes on Stephen:Stephen was born to Stephjanie Morford before her and George were married and although he was never legally adopted by george he went by the last name of Tanner Irene Tanner married Harry Joseph Children: Harry Joseph Jr.
Sarah Jane FULTON, daughter of Joseph and Harriet FULTON, was born in Michigan, Aug 27,1865, and departed this life Aug 6, 1942 at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 9 days.
She with her parents, moved to Kansas when but a small child, and lived at Hiawatha unitl she was united in marriage to Robert FRASER, Jan 27, 1898. To this union one son was born dying at birth.
She fell and broke her hip March 15 and had been bed fast since at the Clay Center Hospital until two weeks ago, when she was taken to the home of the BOND sisters, in Washington. She suffered a stroke, Wed noon from which she never rallied.
Her husband, two brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. She leave to mourn her passing one stepson, Lyle D. FRASER of Morrowville, one brother, Bert FULTON of Willard, Ohio, one sister, Mrs. Manie BATTILL of Hiawatha. Numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Morrowville at 2:30, Aug 8, and interment was made in the Morrowville Cemetery.
Ethelyn GROVER, daughter of Almon and Isabel GROVER was born May 12, 1875 on the farm four miles northwest of Morrowville, where her parents had moved in the 1871 from Brown Co, Kansas. thus they were among the early settlers and pioneers of Washington County, KS. In early youth she united with the Freewill Baptist church at Blocker, formerly called the Hickory Grove Church and she was a faithful member of the church, the Christian Endeavor Society and Missionary Society. After the passing of her parents, Ethelyn went in 1908 to make her home with her friend Rev. Mrs. Elizabeth MOODY EVANS at Hillsdale, Michigan, where she passed from this life on Jan 22, 1946 at the age of 69 years, 8 months and 10 days.
She transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church of Hillsdale, MI and was a faithful and active member until death claimed her. Her life was inspiring to all who knew her and she will have many stars in her Crown in the Heavenly Mansions above. Her parents, three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing, one brother and wife of Menlo, KS, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary E. GROVER of Morrowville, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held in the Hillsdale Baptist Church and at the Blocker Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon. Rev. Oscar GROVER, a nephew from Lexington, Nebraska, conducted the service, assisted by the Rev. WELLBAUM of the Blocker Church. Six nephews were pallbearers. She was laid to rest beside her parents in the Blocker Cemetery.
Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral of Miss Etheyln GROVER were Mr. & Mrs. E.H. GROVER and Kenneth of Atwood, Mr. & Mrs. Howard GROVER, Atwood, Mrs. Veda FARMER, Mr & Mrs. Roy KESTLER and Mrs. Lucy DAWDY of Colby, Mr & Mrs Clarence GROVER and daughter of Western, Rev. Oscar GROVER, Lexington, NE, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur McGREGOR, Lincoln; Mr. & Mrs. Leslie STANTON, Clifton, G.J. MILNER of Hillsdale, MI; Mr. & Mrs. Orville GRAHAM, Mr. & Mrs. Max KEESECKER and Mrs. Myrtle BOONESTEEL of Washington.
In Vermont there were Woodward's in Deweysburg, Vermont which is now West Danville, Vermont and just northward of Peacham, Vermont. These Woodward's came from Smithfield, Rhode Island in abt. 1780-1782. one of these Woodward brothers Apollos Woodward married a Rachel Reynolds in Danville, Vermont and had whom I believe were two sons Royal on May 22nd, 1803 and Parker Preston Woodward in 1804. Apollos their father after fighting in the War of 1812 abandoned his family by Rachel and headed westwardly ending up in Michigan. His wife Rachel in her endeavors could not raise her children alone so she endentured most of them out to citizens of the community to help bring in money for her family. Three ran away ending up in Sheffield, Quebec. and the other two were taken into the home of their Uncle Darius Woodward. Parker was claimed to be Darius's son in 1824 only because he was of age and ready to marry. Darius Woodward, his Uncle didn't want to carry "his son" Parkers debts so legally he gave Parker 'his time' and therefore Parker could legally carry his own debts and also marry. Of which he did. To Sarah P. Sawyer. They in 1840 were living with his brother (or next to him) in Walden, Vermont. In 1850 Parker and Sarah left Vermont and ended up in Fitch Bay, Quebec wehre they got some land from Mr. Winn in May of 1850. Royal Woodward and Mary Sawyer-Woodward stay on the Walden Farm until Oct 1879 and they then left for Phillipsburg, Kansas with their son Alonzo John Woodward and his family; etc. Parker Preston Woodward and his wife were parents of Darius, Flora Ella & Ellen (twins), Benjamin Sawyer Woodward etc. Darius and Flora Ella were both said to be of Indian descend and there is some material that would indicate that this was so. Hopefully there someone out there that are descendants of Parker, Royal, Flora Darius or anyone else of this lineage in Vermont and/or Quebec that can share some further information/foundation to this Native ancestry in the Woodward family; etc.
Mrs. Esther Louisa Dougherty died yesterday at 4p.m. in the home of her daughter Mrs. Esther Griesback of 328 Crystal Spring Avenue, the result of an extended illness. She was 77 years old.
Mrs. Dougherty was born in Adrain Sept. 14, 1870, the daughter of Harvey and Sarah Baker Nash. On Feb. 16, 1892 she married Adelbert Driskell who preceded her in death. Two children were born to them, Alfred H. Driskell and Mrs. Griesback. On Dec. 26,1902 she married Lewis M. Dougherty who also preceded her in death. To them were born two children Mrs. Florence June and Clarence Dougherty of Adrian who survive with A.H. Driskell and Mrs. Griesback, two sisters Mrs. Mildred Phillips of Adrain and Mrs Ada Williams of Marysville, Wash., 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dougherty was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Matren and Channing Nash, three sisters Mrs. Edith Fye, Mrs. Emma Tubbs and Miss Mabel Nash, and two grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Sibbie Knott Obituary
Anderson County News, Clinton, TN
October 31, 1925
Mrs. Sibbie Knott, widow of Elijah Knott of the Fourth District of Anderson County passed away, october 23, 1925 after a brief illness. She was one of the highly respected colored people of this county, where she has lived more than fifty years. She is survived by five sons and a daughter. The boys live in Michigan and Pennsylvania, the girl also living in the latter state. They were all home for the funeral and will be here for a week looking after their affairs.
Hudson, Oct. 8-Mrs. Lucinda Elizabeth Plumb, 72 years old, died at 6:45a.m. today at the home of her son George Ball at 311 School Street.
Born May 23, 1875 in Kunkle, Ohio, she had lived in Hudson for 31 years. Her husband William preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons William Ball of Hillsdale and George and Albert Ball of Hudson, ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one brother Giorge Tremain of Hillsdale.
The funeral will be held Friday at 2o'clock at the Dan C.& Rex Brown Funeral Home. The burial will be in Lakeview cemetery at Hillsdale.
MRS. SETH C. PARTRIDGE
Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times paper
MRS. SETH C. PARTRIDGE, 65,of Greenville, Michigan, died on Southern passenger train No. 24,a few minutes out of this city at 7 o'clock last night. Mrs. Partridge and her husband, a prominent farmer and sheep grower of Greeville, Mich., were driving through from Florida where they had spent the winter, and when their machine broke down at Huntsville, Alabama, they took the train to complete the journey. She had been in ill health for several months, it was said, but her death came unexpected. She is survived by her husband, two sons and two daughters, all of Michigan. The body was removed to Wann's to be prepared for shipment to Rockford, Mich., for funeral and interment.
Former Realtor Stricken After Attending Concert At Auditorium. Burleigh S. Annis,71,former real estate man, dropped dead last night in Longley's Pharmacy, 1245 Market Street. Mr. Annis and his son Donald, had attended the concert given by the St. Olaf Choir at the auditorium and were going south on Market Street when the father complained of feeling ill. The son took him into the drugstore for treatment, but he died in a few moments. His body was taken to Wann's mortuary where it will be prepared for burial. Mr. Annis was born in Maine and received his elementary and secondary education in the public schools of that state. He graduated from Colby College, receiving a B.S. degree, and became a teacher. For several years he taught mathematics in the Maine secondary schools, and for two years served as assistant professor of mathematics at Northwestern University. He came to Chattanooga twenty-five years ago from Hartford, Conn., where he was teaching. When Mr. Annis first came here he organized the Chattanooga Roofing and Foundry company. His brother, J. E. Annis, was his partner. He later sold his interest in the company and entered the real estate business and continued in this activity until two years ago, when he was forced into retirement as a result of ill health. Since Mr. Annis' graduation from college he had been interested in astronomy, and organized the Barnard Astronomical society in this city. He was a member of Pilgrim Congregational church. Mr.Annis is survived by his widow, four sons, Donald G., of this city; Russell K., of Three Rivers, Michigan.; Burton B., of Bluff City, N.Y. and Eugene W., of White Plains, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs.Malcolm C. Hooke, of Greensboro, N.C. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wann's.
CLEVELAND -- Lula Bell Walker Watson, 95, died in a Cleveland hospital on Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. She was the wife of the late Fred A. Watson of Rhea County. Mrs. Watson was the daughter of the late N. T. and Mary Miller Walker of Dandridge, Tenn. She was predeceased by a son, Quentin W. Watson. She was a member of Michigan Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, a daughter, 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. in the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, Jan. 17, in the church. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery in Evensville Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church, 2741 Benton Pike, Cleveland, TN 37323. Arrangements are by Crox's Covenant Funeral Service
(Editor's Note: Names of survivors have been removed since they may still be living. Contact the newspaper to obtain a full copy of this obituary.)
COMPENDIUM OF BIOGRAPHY Of Henry County, Indiana B.F. Bowen 1920 Page 331 and 332 and 333
Surnames in this biography are: Hughes, Burritt, Moore, Collins,
HENRY J. HUGHES.
In years but recently gone the flow of natural gas in Indiana was a prolific source of income to many individuals, who generally united their interests in companies or corporations, but the flow of late years has considerably abated, while the supply of coal oil or petroleum has not so perceptibly been diminished, as new wells for the production of the latter are, not infrequently opened by experts. Among these is the gentleman whose name heads this biography. Henry J. Hughes, contractor at Middletown, Henry County, Indiana, for sinking gas and oil wells, was born in county Tyrone. Ireland, May 20, 1845. Edward Hughes, father of Henry J had come to America about the year 1849 and located in New York City. About a year later Mrs. Hughes came over with her two children, Henry J. and Mary Ann, but on arriving in New York, via Canada, was confronted with the sad intelligence that the father had been called to his home in another sphere. A few weeks later the sorrowing widow was called upon to join her husband, and Henry J., then but five years old, and his younger sister found themselves dependent upon the care of strangers in a strange land. The children, however, soon found homes, Henry J. living with one family until twelve years old, when he began to work on a farm and was so employed for five years. He had but limited opportunities for securing an education, however, and quit his studies when but seven years old, his teacher having been too tyrannical, while the family with which he lived was not urgent as to his attendance, preferring to have his services at home, and for five years the young lad faithfully did his duty in this respect. Henry then went to work outside the home at times in lumber camps-and when twenty-one years old went to Michigan, where he worked one year in a sawmill and at dock labor in Detroit. About 1867 or 1868 Mr. Hughes went to the oil region of Pennsylvania where he became initiated into the mysteries of his present calling. After reaching the oil district, however. Mr. Hughes began work at chopping wood, receiving for his labor one dollar and twenty-five cents to two dollars per cord, and at this and other classes of labor laid by nine hundred dollars. This sum he invested in an oil well and in six weeks lost it all and incurred besides a debt of one hundred dollars. But this spirit was invincible and he began working by the day at drilling wells, handled sixty-nine of them consecutively, and this has since been his occupation. He next began in Pennsylvania to take an interest in wells in compensation for his labor and of these he sank seven before he struck oil. To reach this result it required about seven years' labor. In the meantime Mr. Hughes bad exhausted all his earnings and again began working by the day on contingent success but did not again find oil until 1879, but this was an "off" year for oil, as it brought but forty cents per barrel in the market. Mr. Hughes constructed tanks, in which the oil was stored, but there was no improvement in price and about nine months afterwards the stored-up oil was sold at a loss. Mr. Hughes was not altogether discouraged, however, but went to the oil fields in New York state, then returned to Pennsylvania, worked in the fields of Warren County, and then in 1886 went to Lima, Ohio, where fields were just being opened, worked by the day at drilling for a year and then had charge of a drilling gang for another year. He next secured a kit of tools for himself, came to Indiana and here he next worked for a time at Lafayette about 1888. He next worked for a time at Sidney, Ohio, then returned to Indiana and drilled the first well at or near Chesterfield on the site of the Spiritualists' camp ground. The well producing gas and artesian water. In July 1888, Mr. Hughes came to Middletown and worked by the day for Arthur Burritt, the contractor, in sinking a well on the site of the old sawmill, this being the second well sunk in the city. Mr. Hughes next drilled at Mechanicsburg, then contracted for three wells north of Chesterfield, and the same spring drilled another. He then returned to Lima, and in July 1889, began contracting and working for the Richmond Gas Company with his own tools. This arrangement lasted three seasons, after which time Mr. Hughes worked on contracts at different points until his coming to Middletown to sink wells for the tin-plate company. While thus engaged he invested fourteen hundred dollars in lots in the Tin-Plate addition to Middletown and erected four houses. He has in addition made many other contracts in Henry County and some in Madison county, keeping employed four regular workmen and several teamsters. Mr. Hughes for many years kept a diary or record of all the details connected with the wells, which he has drilled and is well satisfied with the complete and lasting manner in which his work has been done. He has been particularly exempt from accidents. No person has ever been crippled while in his employ, but he has several times been the victim of conflagrations that have destroyed his derricks and large tanks, principally caused by lightning setting fire to gas: a derrick costs about five hundred dollars. Mr. Hughes has frequently found himself in embarrassed circumstances, but with indomitable pluck has always worked himself out of difficulties. At one time he ran about nineteen hundred dollars in debt, with nothing to show for it. He was sinking wells and supply companies refused to extend him credit and he was obliged on one occasion to pay twenty dollars for the use of two hundred dollars for two weeks and on another occasion paid seventeen dollars for the use of a similar sum for the same length of time, but he pulled through. In Pennsylvania he went to rack and ruin over a dry hole, owed fifteen hundred dollars and lost everything but his tools, but had no money with which to remove these. He was to receive six hundred and fifty dollars as soon as he had a well cased; he borrowed two hundred dollars, for which he paid twenty dollars, kept up appearances and soon afterward received his six hundred and fifty dollars, which put him on his feet again. Mr. Hughes continued his struggle bravely and now is possessed of a competency, is interested in the Home Gas Company and is the principal stockholder in the Home Gas and Oil Company, also owning stock in each of the various factories in Middletown, and all this is the result of his indomitable courage and unceasing personal exertion. Mr. Hughes was united in marriage at Greenfield, Indiana, on Christmas Eve, 1899, to Mrs. Emma Moore, of New Castle. This lady bore the maiden name of Collins, her father, Joseph Collins, having been a pioneer of Henry County and now residing in Kennard at the age of ninety-three years. To the marriage of Mr. And Mrs. Hughes no children have been born, but Mrs. Hughes has two children by her first husband, viz: a daughter, who is a member of the Hughes household, and a son. W. H. Moore of Middletown. Mrs. Hughes is a Wesleyan Methodist in her church association and is a strong advocate of temperance, aiding the Prohibition Party in every conceivable way. Mr. Hughes is a Democrat and is ever active in his work for the party in all its campaigns. As a self-made man too much credit cannot be bestowed upon Mr. Hughes, and his example is one, which may be studied with profit by the rising generation and by all others who have yet to realize fortunes for themselves.
Young - Charles Young was born Oct. 8, 1847, in Van Buren County, Michigan and died at the home of his daughter in Muskegon Heights, May 6, 1924. His wife, one brother, and two daughters survive him. He accepted the Sabbath when quite young and several years later united with the Muskegon Seventh-day Adventist church of which he was a member when he died.
submitted by F.W. James to the Lake Union Herald
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BOHLER/BAILEY, Michael Cunigunda Hills (supposed to be Hiltz), Summit & Mulberry Sts. children: Frederick, uxoratus, vide infr. Anna, nat 8 Dec 1864, com.conf. Henry, nat 16 Nov 1866, com.conf. Maria and Joseph (twins), nat 13 Feb 1870, com.conf. Elisabeth, nat. 16 Dec 1874
BAILEY, Frederick Catharina Thompson, Michigan
BECK, Blasius, negl. (Cherry St. in Mainsville) Marianna Ziegler, uxor died 2 Nov 1882 William, uxoratus, infidelis (liberi protest) Corn Walnut & Utica Frederick, uxoratus, vide infr. Adolph, uxoratus, vide infr. John, uxoratus, vide infr. Rosina, uxor Ant. Getz in St. Peter's
BECK, Frederick, negl. (165 Wakeman St.) Maria Seifer, uxor Carl Edward, nat. 9 May 1872, com. conf. Emma, nat. 4 May 1874 Victor, nat. 18 July 1878
Carlyle was born on May 10, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the fourth child of five born to Edgar Gordon and Juanita Knott Gordon. Carlyle's parents; one brother, Albert Gordon; and one sister, "Baby" Gordon preceded him in death. Carlyle confessed a hope in Christ early in life. He attended the Wisconsin Public Schools and graduated from North Division High School. Upon completion of high school, Carlyle served in the United States Marine Corps receiving an honorable discharge. He had an ambition to be an R & B entertainer. He sang with the Impalas of California. In 1966, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Patricia Wright. Two children were born to this union. Tonya Marie (preceded him in death) and Tasha Shawntay Gordon. Carlyle moved to Westland, Michigan in 1967. He was employed as a millwright, at Ford Motor Co., Michigan Truck Plant until he became ill in June of 2001. He was known as "Sweet Pea." Everyone knew he loved his job. In 1980, Carlyle met Nancy Pace. Together they had one son, Carlyle Pace. Carlyle departed this life on Tuesday, September 18. 2001. He leaves to cherish his memory, one daughter, Tasha Shawntay Gordon of Romulus, MI; one son, Carlyle Pace of Romulus, MI; two sisters: Patricia (Cleodis) Chyphes, of Wauwatosa, WI and Virginia Gordon of Milwaukee, WI; two nephews: Orville Gordon of New York, and Paul Gordon of Milwaukee; uncle Frank Gordon of Georgia; goddaughter, Kimberly Campbell Fultz, and a special significant other, Nancy Pace. Interment United Memorial Gardens, Plymouth, Michigan.
Rites held for D M Metzger, 67 --------- Sheffield Resident passed away on Friday ---------
Funeral services were conducted today at 2 p. m. at Brown-Service chapel for D Martin Metzger, aged 67, who died Friday in Sheffield. Rev. J Luther Gaines, pastor of Calvary Baptist church, officiated, and interment was in Sheffield Oakwood cemetery, Brown-Service in charge. The deceased had been a resident of Sheffield for several years where he was employed as an iron worker before ill health forced him to retire.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eliza Bell Metzger, Sheffield; five sons, First Lt. Charles Lasser, Ft. McClellan, George E. Metzger, Martin L. Metzger, Cleveland, Ohio, Alfred R Metzger, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, Jerry P Metzger, Camp Ednicott, Rhode Island; four daughters, Mrs Roxie (Lasser) Benson, Lafayette, Indiana, Mrs Dora (Metzger) Emberry, Chicago, Illinois, Mrs Mary (Metzger) Roland, LaSalle, Michigan, and Mrs Almeda (Metzger) Rhodes, chicago, Illinois.
George Wolf, 26, tuberculosis, 116 Detroit avenue. James Troy, 50, accidental drowning. William More, 72, paralysis, 558 Hicks. James Bush Parnell, 56, diabetes, 1154 Dorr. Frederick Bailey, 44, septic infection, Toledo State Hospital. Eugene Buhr, 47, cancer, 1345 Page. Aloise Kachelck, bronchitis, 404 Pulaski. Mary Schneider, 7 months, inanition, 33 Forrer. Augustus A. Roll, 65, ulceration of bowels, 1028 Michigan. James Patton, 3, spasmodic laryingitis, 55 Vance. Wm. J. Downend, 56, heart disease, 70 Navarre.
Kate Shean Won't Identify Nan Mackey as One Who Shot at Her.
The Mackey-Shean shooting case was postponed again in police court this morning. Attorney Cooper, who is looking after Nan Mackey's end of the case, was detained in common pleas court.
From what the court officials learned this morning, there is little hope of making a case against Nan Mackey, the complainant, Kate Shean, now refusing to identify her as the person who did the shooting. This is the ending of cases of this kind, especially when they come from the tenderloin district. The complainant usually displays a vindictive spirit in the heat of anger, but when cooler judgment prevails will evade every possibility of making a case. The officers did not see the actual shooting, and it is hardly possible that a case can be made on their testimony.
MONROE Monroe, July 2. .....Joseph Striker has resigned his position with A. Radtke and engaged in business ......The city marshal has been ordered to place cups at all the drinking fountains ....Ed G. J. Lauer has placed a handsome soda fountain in his "Model" bakery .....The funeral of Mrs. John Kleeman was held yesterday and was largely attended ....John Schrouder is suffering from the flammation in the optic nerves of his right eye and is not able to be on duty at his shop ....Mrs. E. F. Flint and friend, Miss James, of Carleton are guests of Mrs. W.C. Sterling, Jr .....W.C. Sterling, Jr., returned from Cincinnati last night ....W.C. Sterling and Son have a handsome terra cotta colored boy to inform the public of their place of business (from Kathy: how awful) .......Miss Lillian Gage, of Saginaw, is the guest of Miss Della (or Delia) B. Hurd .....Walter Wing accompanies his uncle, W.C. Sterling, to Omer tonight ....Miss Anna Taylor is enroute to Oakland, California, where she will spend her vacation ....Miss Eugene Allen, of Milan, is the guest of Monroe friends .....Wm. Mejer, of Cleveland, (Ohio) is sojourning with Monroe friends and relatives ....Faust F. Crampton is home from Ann Arbor (Michigan) for his vacation ....Mrs. Harry H. Mulholland is visiting at Denver, Colorado ....Miss Mamie Keegan is entertaining Miss Sadie Priest, of Jackson, Michigan ....Thomas Keegan, of Sandusky, is visiting Monroe friends ...Miss Nellie M. Turner is home from Ann Arbor to spend her vacation.
NORTH TOLEDO A BAD TEMPER Which Caused Serious Results
Toledo Evening News - North Toledo
July 2, 1897
Master Howard Smith will have an unenviable reputation if he cuts any more such antics as that which occurred on Tuesday afternoon. In a fit of anger against Tom Sheldon he chased him with a shovel and when near enough let the shovel strike Tom against the arm, inflicting a deep and painful gash. Some means ought to be taken to curb such a temper.
CAMP LIFE: Misses Lulu Howard, Jessamine Hamilton, Edith Skeldon and a party of friends will leave Saturday to enjoy camp life at Point Place.
NEWSLETS: The Lake Erie Pedro club will picnic at Point Place on the Fourth ...Miss Ada Ames, of Columbus street, is visiting friends in Whitehouse ....Master Harry Ernest, of Whitehouse, has been visiting Mrs. Burt Ames ....Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Whe?ler spent Sunday in Clio, Michigan ...Mr. Ducia is entertaining his daughter from Detroit ....Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Mattison have Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Anderson of Kentucky ....The Sunday school of Albany M.E. church will hold a picnic on July 13th, but the exact place has not yet been settled upon ...Mr. Samuel Brown and family, of Summit avenue, have moved to the country ...Mrs. Frank Woodman, of Ohio street, is entertaining her sister, Miss Henrietta Nombert, of Sandusky ...Mrs. Sam Moffat is entertaining her sister, Miss Isabel Viener, of Monroe ...Mrs. Valee is entertaining a friend from Marshall, Michigan ...Mrs. Wheeler is expecting her mother, Mrs. Freemyre, after the Fourth ...Miss Charlotte Boddy, who won third prize in the Commercial contest, leaves Monday for her western trip ....Mrs. Trimbley and two sons, of Massillon, visited Mr. and Mrs. Henry, of Summit avenue ...Mr. and Mrs. James Lucas expect to open an ice cream parlor and bakery at the corner of Erie and Columbus street ...Miss Ethel Briggs left last evening for an extended trip, taking in Chicago, Mexico, Burlington, Iowa and California ...Miss Celia Wells will visit at Mt. Pleasant and Owosso, Mich., during the next two weeks ...Mrs. Steury and Miss Jessie Cole attended the Valentine at the commencement exercises of the high school Friday evening ...Mr. and Mrs. Robert Liedel visited friends in Ann Arbor last week ....Mrs. John Baldwin entertained the ladies of Alexis M.E. church yesterday afternoon ...Mrs. Moffat expects a visit from friends at Plymouth ...Miss Heath, of the city, spent one day with Mrs. Smith.