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MARY DEAL WATSON was born June 17th, 1846, in Jackson County Ohio, while residing at this place, married SAMUEL WATSON Dec. 24th, 1862. From this place they moved to Illinois in 1868, and in 1879, moved to this state where they have since resided. On the 20th day of Sept., 1900, she passed over the border line to meet her Master. Age 54 years, 3 months and 3 days.   She leaves a husband, four sons and four daughters to mourn her loss.The funeral was held at the home of the deceased at 11 o'clock  Sunday morning, conducted by the Rev. T. H. LILLIE, pastor of the M.E. church of Alexandria,  and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery west of town.   Obituary from the Alexandria Ne. newspaper.

Mrs. Jennie F Mahan  Services for Mrs. Jennie F. Mahan, a life resident of the Centerville area, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Brough Memorial Funerial Mome, Miamisburg. Burial will be at Centerville cemetery. Friends may call at theFuneral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Thursday. Mrs. Mahan died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton.

Mrs. Jennie F Mahan. Mrs. Jennie F Mahan, 65, life resident of the Centerville area, died Tuesday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital after a long illness.The widow of Clarence Mahan who died in 1939, she had been a practical nurse.   Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Cook of R. R. 1 Miamisburg and Mrs.Ruscilla (Drusilla) Alsop of Centerville; Luther of R. R. 2, Miamisburg, and Clarence of Dayton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lillian Martin of Dayton-Springboro Pikeand Mrs. Gladys Sprague of Bellefontaine; 2 brothers Charles Rabold of RR (missing) Miamisburg, and Robert of Gallup NM and 13 Grandchildren and (missing) Great Grandchildren.

Betty Myers, SH (Sycamore Hospital) Medical Records Technician, passed away MAY 30 at Fisher-Titus Memoral Hospital in Norwalk, OH. While on her way to work (1987), Mrs. Myers was critically injured in an auto accident.   She was cared for at KMH (Kettering Memorial Hospital) until MAY 28 when she was move to a facility closer to her daughters home (Lisa). Funeral Services were held at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home in Miamisburg, OH Wed. JUN 3rd.    Survivors include sons Bryan DILTZ, William Allen Myers; Daughters Lisa DILTZ and Lora JORDAN; and a brother, Clarence Mahan.

Carol Sue Pobst of Ashville died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in White Cross Hospital, Columbus.  Carol was born Jan 14, 1943 in Columbus, a daughter of Gaylon and Clarabell Hoover Pobst.   Surviving her are: her parents, who now reside in Ashville, two sisters, Brends and Diana, both at home, and a grandmother, Mrs. Sherman Hoover of Ashville.   Funeral services were held at 2 PM Thursday in the Commercial Point Methodist church. Burial was in the Harrison Township Cemetery, under the direction of the Bastian Funeral Home of Ashville.  May 31 1955, Circleville paper without a header

Charles R. Trone of Ashville, died Friday evening in White Cross Hospital, Columbus. Mrs. Trone was born Jan 15, 1915 in Walnut Township, a son of Charles and Dora Kissell Trone. He was a member of the Ashville Knights of Pythias Lodge, the Lcokbourne Masonic Lodge, the Ashville Community club, the Lutheran Brotherhood and the Ashville Methodist church.   At the time of his death, he was serving as Vice President of the Ashville school board, and also was a member of the Ashville-Harrison school board.
Surviving him are: his father; his wife, Verna Armstrong Trone; a son, Charles M. and daughter, Marilyn Joy, both at home; two half-sisters, Mrs. Bertha Mae Brinkle of Columbus and Mrs. Mary E. May of Ashville, and half-brother, Irvin Trone of Circleville.
Funeral Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Ashville Methodist church with the Rev. Emmerson Abts officiating. Burial was in Reber Hill Cemetery by direction of the Bastian Funeral Home of Ashville.  June 3, 1955 again Circleville paper

Xenia Paper
   Andrew Newton Smith, aged 73, died at his home, five miles west of Xenia, on the Lower Bellbrook pike, Friday night at eleven o'clock. He had been ailing for the past three years, suffering from heart trouble and dropsy, and was taken suddenly worse, Wednesday, his death resulting.     Mr. Smith was born in Trebeins, and had spent practically all of his life in this city, with the exception of the seven years, he had resided west of town.    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice J. Smith, three sons, John and Ollie at home and Roy, who resides on the Talbott farm, and two daughters, Mrs. Minerva Kennedy, of Lansing, Kas., and Mrs. Mollie Owens of Kansas City, Mo. He was the last of his family, a sister, Mrs. Clinton Wright of this city, having preceded him in death, a few months ago. He was a member of the Reformed Church, of this city.   Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at one o'clock at the Woodland Chapel, in charge of the service Rev. E. W. Middleton, with internment at Woodland cemetery.

Samuel Maurer died Nov. 11th 1882, at the home of his son, Fred Maurer, of heart disease.  Aged 68 years, 3 months and 26 days.  The deceased was born July 14, 1814 baptised Aug. 1st 1814, cofirmed 1831.  Married 1837 to Varina Fisher, had 5 children, 3 males and 2 females.  The mother and two children died.  Second marriage to Elizabeth Suter.  Had 5 children, 4 males and 1 females.  The mother and two children also died.  He left his home in Attywil,Switzerland, March 26th, 1854, with his wife and seven children and settled in Thompson Twp., Seneca Co., O., where he resided till death.  Was a member of Zions Reformed church, where the funeral serveice took place Nov. 13th, 1882.  Sermon by Rev. Renter, of Monroeville.  Text Luke 2-27-8.  Liturgical service by the pastor.
Bellevue Local News 11/18/1882 Pg. 3, col 3

JACOB COUGHENOUR, 83 years old, Dec 3, 1926
JACOB COUGHENOUR, 83 years old, for many years a resident of Layton, died yesterday morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Bates in the White Front apartments, North Pittsburg street.  The deceased had been making his home with his daughter since last September and on Monday suffered a stroke of paralysis.  Mr. Coughenour was a resident of Layton for the past 33 years and since the death of his wife four years ago had been making his home with his daughters in Layton and in Connellsville.  He was born in Altoona April 3 or 8 (hard to read) crease in paper, 1844.  In 1868, he married Miss Anna Swope and to that union were born two sons and a daughter, Mrs. Anna Bates of Connellsville, Alex Coughenour and William Coughenour of Cumberland, the latter two deceased.  After the death of his first wife, he married Miss Sarah Cornelius and to that union were born two daughters, Mrs. Stella Richter and Mrs. Allie Edwards, both of Layton.  He is survived also by two sisters and a brother in Altoona.  He was a life long and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and served as superintendent of the church in Layton for fifteen years.  He was well known in his community and highly respected b all.  Funeral services will be held in the home of Mrs. Bates on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 with services in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Perryopolis at 2' o'clock.  Internment will be made in Mount Washington cemetery of the same place.(Dec 3, 1926) Connellsville Courier.

Decatur County Journal Iowa
May 11, l905
DR. W.J. LANEY, the oldest physician in this county and a pioneer citizen, esteemed for his many virtues, passed to his long rest at 3:30 Thursday morning, death being attributed to Bright's disease.  The funeral, attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives, was held yesterday afternoon, services being conducted at the M.E. Church by Rev. Bingaman, after which the remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery. A handsome floral piece, contributed by the business men was among the many tributes of respect.    DR. LANEY was born in Cumberland County, Ohio, April 15, 1827, and there began the study of medicine. At the conclusion of his studies at the Willoughby (Ohio) Medical School, in 1851, he came to Iowa, locating at Leon in 1853 and four years later moved to Decatur City.  The same year he moved to Decatur City, he was elected to represent this county in the first legislature under the new constitution.   May 16, 1866, he was married to MISS FANNY BRUCE, at Leon, and to their union one daughter, MRS. FLORA BROOM was born. His wife and daughter survive him.  It is almost two decades since DR. LANEY, with his family, came here from Decatur City and during all these years, he was ever the same--genial, charitable, a good friend, neighbor and citizen, as well as a physician who enjoyed the esteem of his fellow practitioners.

Decatur County Journal Iowa
May 11, 1905
M.J. Gatton
The subject of this sketch was born in Holmes County, Ohio, August 24, 1824, and died at his home three miles southwest of Leon, on Monday, April 24, 1905, aged 80 years, 7 months and 28 days. His first wife was MISS SARAH NORTON and to them were born three children, GEORGE, JAMES and CLAIR. After the death of his first wife, he married MRS. MATILDA EPPERLY, February 28, (1866?), and to this union were born three children, ISAAC, JOSEPH and LEVI.   MR. GATTON had been in poor health for some time in consequence of the infirmities due to old age and his death was not unexpected. He was greatly respected by all who knew him and his familiar figure will be sadly missed. Funeral services were held at the residence by Moses Powers on Friday, April 26th after which the remains were laid at rest in the Leon Cemetery.

1909, a Circleville paper; photo copied in a book therefore no header.
no date when this one was actually in the paper, but DOD is 3-30-1909
Former Superintendent, Joseph Stephenson Dead.
Joseph Stephenson, formerly assistant superintendent of the Prudential Life Insurance company at this place, died Tuesday, March 30th at his home in Newark, of pneumonia.  He had been ill just one week.  He leaves a wife and four children, the youngest a baby.  Burial took place Friday in Gallipolis.

no newspaper date, but DOD is 3-31-1909
Wife of Bishop Vincent Dead.
  After an illness extending over two years, Mrs. John H. Vincent, wife of Bishop Vincent, of the Methodist Episcopal church and chancellor of the Chauttauquan institution died March 31, at her home in Indianapolis, Indiana.   She was born at Deposit, New York in 1832.  Prof. George E. Vincent of the faculty of the University of Chicago is a son.

4-5-1909, Circleville paper
DIED OF BLOOD POISON,
Mrs. Rachel Elizabeth Duff, aged 70 years, died Monday morning at 7 o'clock at the home of her son, John Haughn of Deercreek township.  Death was due to blood poison.  Friday Mrs. Duff ran a nail in her hand and it immediately began to swell and pain her.  She was married three times and is survived by on son, Mrs. Haughn, and a daughter, Mrs. Ada Firman, of Columbus.  The funeral was held Wednesday and burial was in the Concord Cemetery.


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