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Source: Freeport Press
Dated:  September 30, 1880
    
A little girl named Cora Hoover living in Allen County, was burned to death last Thursday afternoon.  She was standing near a fire where the folks were making apple butter.  The wind blowing the fire on her clothing, ignited before assistance reached her.  She was so severely burned that she died soon afterwards.
Source: Lima News
July 23, 1939

CONRAD ALBERDING
Funeral Services for Conrad S. Alberding will be held at 1100 a.m. Monday at the Siefert & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul H. Gracer, pastor of First Evangelical and Reformed Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery He is survived by one brother Carl F. Alberding Jr., of Lima; a sister Mrs. Lena Mooney of Lima and many nieces and nephews.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Lima Daily News
Monday Dec. 13, 1909

DEATH OF EDWARD ALBERDING AT AGE OF 73
Born in Germany but came to Lima while a young man.
Edward Alberding, aged 73 years died this morning after suffering from kidney trouble for about a week. He was born in Germany, August 7, 1836 and came to this country when he was a young man. Soon after he came to Lima where he resided
ever since. His residence is on West Fourth Street near the C., H,, and D. Railroad. Mr. Alberding leaves and invalid wife, three sons and one daughter to mourn his loss. They are Conrad, Henry and Karl ( Carl) Alberding, and Mrs. Lena Mooney, all of this city. Funeral services will take place at the German Reform church at two o' clock Wednesday afternoon and interment will be at Woodlawn.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: Lima News
Feb. 28, 1940

HENRY ALBERDING
Henry Alberding, 78, a Lima resident for the last 25 years, died at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday at 1281/2 E Second Ave. after a brief illness. Alberding was a member of the Woodman of the World and the Borrowed Tim Club of Lima.  He survived by his wife Ida; a brother Karl ( Carl); and step-daughter Mrs. Pearl Mc Collough of Akron.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00p.m. at the Siferd & Sons Chapel. Rev. Edward Pfund pastor of Union Chapel will officiate . Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
The body will be removed Wednesday from the residence until the services.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: Lima Daily News
August 15, 1918  Thursday

LENA IRENE ALBERING, nine month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Alberding 319 West Fourth St., died Wednesday evening after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at Friday afternoon 2:00 p.m., at the German Reformed Church. Internment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
The Lima News
Tuesday April 16, 1918

MRS. MARIE ALBERDING
Mrs. Marie Alberding long ill succumbs Mrs. Marie Alerding, widow of Edward Alberding died Monday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Patrick Mooney, 523 West Third street after an illness of several years, during which time she was almost an invalid. Ill directly causing her death , developed about a month ago. Mrs. Alberding was born in Germany nearly 73 years ago. Since the death of her husband, she has resided with her daughter. Surviving her
besides Mrs. Mooney, are three sons Conrad, Henry, and Carl Alberding, all of Lima. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon. at 2:00 o'clock at the German Reformed Church. The body will be interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: Lima News Allen Co., OH
Thursday May 4, 1939

Mrs. EMMA BAILEY
Columbus Grove, May 4, Mrs. Emma Bailey, 62, a lifetime resident of Rockport, died of complications at 5:30 p. m. Thursday at her home after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Bailey a widow, is survived by one son John of Rockport; Two daughters, Mrs. C.A. Snyder and Mrs. J. M. Slusser, of Lima; one brother A. F. Fullerton of Rockport, 13 children and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Rockport M. E. Church where services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday with the Rev. A. L. Leeson, former pastor, officiating Burial will be in Rockport Cemetery. The body will remain at the Harris Funeral Home until time for the services.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: The Lima News Allen County, OH
Wednesday Dec. 12, 1947

MRS. NANCY VIRGINIA BAILEY
Mrs. Nancy Virginia ( Auntie) Bailey 90, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home 1100 N. McCullough st. She had been ill for two weeks. Her husband, William Bailey ,preceded her in death 24 years ago. She is survived by one sister Mrs. E. A. Miller , Ada; nephew Lewis O. Bailey, Lima Route 5, who was raised in her home; and other nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m Friday in Sugar Creek Church of the Brethren, of which she was a member. Rev. A. G. Freed will officiate and burial will be in Blue Lick Cemetery. The body will remain at Chiles and Sons funeral home until the services.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: Lima News Allen County, OH
Saturday Sept. 3, 1927


JAMES BAILEY DIES AT HOME OF SON IN CAIRO
Cairo, Sept 3,-Special- James Harvey Bailey, 70, died at 2:00 a. m. Saturday from complications at the home of his son, Calvin, southeast of Cairo. He is survived by three sons, Frank of Zanesfield, Lewis of Lima, and Calvin. Funeral Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m. Monday at Rockport Church with burial at Rockport Cemetery.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: The Lima News
Monday Jan. 21, 1924


WILLIAM BAILEY DIES AT HIS HOME AFTER ILLNESS.
William H. Bailey 73, retired farmer, died Saturday night at his home at the corner of Edward and McCullough-Sts. , after a prolonged illness from a complication of different diseases, Bailey was born September 30, 1850 in Augusta-co, Virginia and in addition to his wife he is survived by two brothers James and George Bailey of Rockport, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p. m. at the United Brethern Church at Blue Lick. Interment in Blue Lick Cemetery.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 42
January 13, 1921

Burkholder. - SAMUEL BURKHOLDER was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, April 24, 1838, and peacefully passed away at the home of his son, Elias Burkholder, near Bluffton, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1920; aged 82 y. 7 m. 21 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life, of which he was a faithful member until his death. He was united in marriage to Lydia Steiner, Aug. 7, 1862, and lived happily with his companion until her death on Jan. 2, 1881. To this union were born six sons and one daughter. He was married a second time to Mrs. Mary Goldsmith on Feb. 9, 1897. She was a devoted companion until her death, three and one-half months ago. The deceased is also survived by two brothers and one sister. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon, December 26, at the Zion Mennonite Church near Bluffton, Ohio, by Paul E. Whitmer and N. O. Blosser Burial in Zion Cemetery

Note Sources: Burkhalter The History of a Bernese Anabaptist Family Originating in the Parish of Langnau im Emmental, A Preliminary Report Complied By Delbert L. Gratz Issued on the occasion of the Burkholder reunion held at Ruhiley Park , Archbold, Ohio on Sunday September 28, 198( This copy was given to me in 1988 by Dr. Delbert Gratz when I was doing research on my Goldsmith family and found that Mary Goldsmith ( my great-grandmother) was Samuel Burkholder's second wife.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Pfc. JOSEPH M. GIESKEN - See James Scott
Source: The Lima News
Thursday 08/23/1934

JOSEPH GOLDSMITH
     Westminster, Aug,23 Joseph Goldsmith ,65 a butcher died of heart disease at 8:30 p. m. Wednesday at his home near here. He had been ill for several months. Besides his widow ( Sarah L. Rockhill Goldsmith), he leaves eight daughters and two sons. They are Mrs. Jennie Scott, Mrs. Margaret Sheppard ( Shepherd), Miss Mildred Goldsmith, all of Lima; Mrs Emil Feltner of Van Wert; Miss Cora, Miss Pauline, Miss Dorothy (Dottie) and Miss Ruth Goldsmith all living near here; William Goldsmith and Edward Goldsmith of Westminster. Five sisters and a brother also survives. The body is to be taken from Weygandt's Mortuary to the home of his son Edward, Thursday evening. Funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist Church ( In Westminster)here. The Rev. J. L. Buckley will have charge Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
See Note #1 Below Here
Source: The Lima News
Wed. Aug.10,1947 ( Lima Allen Co., OH)

MRS. SARAH LAVONA GOLDSMITH
     Mrs. Sarah Lavona Goldsmith 68, resident of Westminster for 40 years ,died at 10:00 a. m. Wednesday in Lima Memorial Hospital of cerebral hemorrhage. She had been ill the past year and was removed to the hospital Tuesday night. Mrs. Goldsmith was a native of Rockport, Monroe Township Allen Co., OH and a member of the Methodist church there.
Surviving are two sons, Edward Goldsmith, of Lima, Rt. 2 and William Goldsmith, at home; eight daughters; Mrs. Jennie Scott of 442 E. Pearl St, Mrs. Minnie Feltner of 424 E. Pearl St. of Lima; Mrs. Mildred Stillwagon of Bellefontaine; Mrs. Margaret Shepherd of 1080 Findlay Rd; Mrs. Ruth Steele of 537 1/2 High St. of Lima ; Miss Cora Goldsmith, at home; Mrs. Misses Pauline and Dottie Goldsmith of 118 1/2 Spring St. of Lima; two brothers Harley and Clyde Rockhill, both of Dayton; a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Joseph of Waynesfield Route 1; 26 grandchildren ,and two great-grandchildren.
     Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. Friday will be Westminster Methodist Church, Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Salem cemetery . The body will be remain at the Chiles and Son Funeral Chapel until time for removal to the church.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: The Lima News
Monday Dec. 4, 1967

PAULINE GOLDSMITH
     Pauline Gwendolyn Goldsmith 54, of 1081/2 Spring St. died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in her home following a extended lingering illness. ( ALS) She was employed by a Westinghouse Electric Corp. Born Nov. 10, 1913 in Allen County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Rockhill Goldsmith.
     Surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Jennie Scott of 785 W. High St, Mrs. Robert ( Mildred) Benchoff of Wadsworth, Miss Cora Goldsmith of 123 1/2 Spring St., Mrs. Floyd ( Margaret) Shepherd of 1606 Findlay Rd., Miss Dottie Goldsmith of 108 1/2 Spring St., and Mrs. Roy ( Ruth) Heil of 672 S. Main St. of Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home with the Rev. George Bailey and Rev. Willard Thomas officiating . Burial will be in Salem Cemetery (Westminster)  Friends may call at the funeral home.
(Submitted by Norita Moss Shepherd)
Source: The Lima News
June 27, 1960

Cridersville, OH -  MRS. REVA LILLIAN GOLDSMITH 54, wife of Edward V. Goldsmith, Route 6, Cridersville died at 9.00a.m.today in Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima, following an illness of four months. Mrs. Goldsmith was born near Westminster and was a member of the Social Improvements Club of Westminster and of the Westminster Methodist Church.. She is survived by, in addition to the widower, her mother Mrs. Bessie Cook of Route1, Harrod; two sons Donald ,Alger and Jack , Harrod; one daughter Mrs. John ( Doris) Veniza, Roann, Ind; one sister Mrs. Ortho Shaw, Route 1 of Harrod; and 10 grandchildren. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Westminster Methodist Church, the Revs. John Nussbaum and Richard Davis officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Chiles and Son Funeral Home of Lima is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call at the residence after noon Tuesday.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: The Lima News
Tuesday Nov. 11, 1955

WILLIAM H. GOLDSMITH
     Westminster- William H. Goldsmith 53, custom butcher of this community , died at 12:30p. m. Monday at the Wayne Locker Co., of a heart attack. Mr. Goldsmith had taken meat to the locker and just started to enter the refrigerated area when he collapsed ,according to Auglaize County corner Dr. Richard Scheaffers ,said death was due to a heart attack. A native of Fulton Co, he had lived here in Westminster the last 40 years . He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the William Paul Gallagher American legion in Lima. Surviving are a brother Edward V. Route 1, Harrod; and eight sisters Misses Pauline and Dot Goldsmith, 108 1/2 E. Spring St., Lima, Mrs Ruth Steele ,535 W. McKibben St., Lima, Mrs Jennie Scott, 513 E. High St, Lima, Mrs. Mildred Benchoff, Wadsworth, Miss Cora Goldsmith, Route 1 Harrod, and Mrs. Margaret Shepherd,1606 Findlay Road, Lima. The body will remain in the Chiles & Son Funeral , Lima for services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel. The Rev. John Venezia and the Rev. Willard Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery , near Westminster
(Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Lima News
December 22, 1949

PATRICK HENRY MOONEY
Patrick Henry Mooney, 84, of 1233 S. Metcalf St. died at 2:00 a. m. at his home.  He was born in Ireland and had been a resident of Lima 65 years. Surviving are his widow Lena M.
; three sons Paul 437 N. McDonnel St., Clarence J., S. 637 Metcalf St., Charles 1883 S. Metcalf St.; Miss Irene Mooney 523 E. Market St., Mrs. Helen Taylor 1348 S. Atlantic St., Mrs. Marjorie Duffey, 1258 S. Metcalf St., Mrs. Sylvestor Latirmore and Mrs. Julia Dillion of Chicago Ill., Mrs. Sophia Rund N. 452 Jackson St.; 36 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The body will remain at the Lewis Funeral Home until the services 8:30 a.m. Saturday in St. John's Catholic Church.  The Rev. Albert A. Fain will officiate and burial will be in Gesthmane Cemetery in Lima.
(Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Lima News
Dated: Tuesday Sept. 5, 1950
3 dead and 23 Injured in Area Holiday Mishaps. It reports of auto accidents and other area incidents of the Labor day weekend in the Lima area.
SYLVIA BELL ROCKHILL JOSEPH
Dead are Mrs. Sylvia Joseph 61 Route 2.
Mrs Joseph died at the Memorial Hospital.
     The accident which claimed the life of Mrs. Joseph occurred at 12:45 p. m. Sunday on Route 25 ( Findlay Road )one mile northeast of Lima at the driveway of the Lima Electric Motor Co. Mrs. Joseph was a passenger in a car driven by her son Merle E. Joseph 36. Route 2. State highway patrolmen report Joseph was traveling east and had started to turn into the driveway of the Lima Electric Motor Co.( Walter Joseph her husband worked there) when his car was struck by an automobile driven by Ronald B. Conway, 18 Route 5, who was traveling west. The impact caused both cars to leave the highway.
     Katheleen Ann Lentz 9 and her sister Linda 6 of 306 E. O' Conner Ave. were passengers in the Joseph car. Kathleen suffered a deep cut on the nose and bruises on the forehead.
Linda received a bruise on the left arm.
     Driver of the Joseph car received severe lacerations on the scalp and multiple cuts and bruises on both arms and body. His condition was reported fair. The Lentz sisters were released after treatment at the hospital. Hospital attaches reported Mrs. Joseph received a fractured skull, compound fracture of the left arm, and lacerations on the face, body and legs. She died two hours after being admitted to the hospital. The injured were taken to the hospital in a Davis-Miller and Son ambulance.
     Mrs. Joseph is survived by her husband Walter H. Joseph ; two sons Charles L. Bluffton, Merle E. at home, two daughters Mrs. Edwin Maag, Columbus Grove, and
Mrs. Edwin Lentz 806 E. O' Conner Ave; and 12 grandchildren . Services will be at 2:00p.m. Wednesday at the Chiles and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Willard Thomas officiating.
Burial will be in the Blue Lick Cemetery.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
The Lima News
Dated: Tuesday March 11, 1952

WALTER M. JOSEPH
Walter M. Joseph 62, of 536 E. Franklin St. died at 11.05 p.m. Monday in his home. He had been ill eight weeks. Born 22 August 1899 in Allen County. Mr. Joseph
was a night watchman for Lima Electric Motor Co. Findlay Road. Surviving are two sons Charles L. Bluffton and Merle at home; two daughters Mrs. Edwin Maag , Columbus
Grove, and Mrs. Edwin Lentz 306 E. Conners Ave.; his mother Mrs. Lydia Joseph also of 534 Franklin St.; four brothers Cloyd, Lafayette, Harry Route 5, Earl 634 Catnips Ave
and Ralph Route5; three sisters Mrs. Charles M. Cook, Rimer, Mrs. O.K. Straton 1006 N. West St., and Mrs. Voyt Lackey, Cario; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held in the Sugar Creek Church of the Brethren, of which he was a member, at 2:00p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Willard Thomas and Rev. Samuel Keller will officiate
Burial will be in Blue Lick Cemetery. The body will remain in Chiles and Sons Funeral Home until time of the services.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: Lima Times Democrat Allen County, OH
Saturday July 5, 1919

MRS. LANNING DIES.
Mrs ELIZABETH ANNIE (ROCKHILL) LANNING, 70 years of age, wife of Samuel Lanning, died at the City Hospital Friday night, following a long illness
from Bright's Disease. Funeral Services will be held at the Rockport M. E. church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock p. m. and interment
will be made at the enjoining cemetery
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: The Lima News
March 3, 1935

SAMUEL LANNING
Samuel Lanning, 80 year old ward of the Allen-co home. died at 10:00 p.m. Saturday. The body was taken to the Cantwell Funeral Home. Burial in Rockport Methodist Cemetery
*Notes: The Allen County Home for the Infirm was for elderly people who had no money, ill or no one to care for them, It closed some time in the 1960's
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: Lima News Press
Friday July 31, 1959

MRS. LENA ( Alberding) MOONEY
Mrs. Lena M. Mooney 71, 1253 Merchant   St died in an Akron Hospital at 11;00 a. m. Thursday morning. she had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Irene Emmons, Akron. She was born June 19, 1884 in Lima and had been a time resident. Her husband Patrick Mooney died Dec. 21, 1949. Surviving are three daughters; Mrs. Irene Emmons of Akron, Mrs. Helen Taylor of 1346 Atlantic and Mrs. Sophie Reed of 353 1/2 Pearl; three sons, Patrick of 453 Mc Donel, , Charles of 903 Eukera , and Clarence of Delphos; one brother Carl Alberding of 1312 Hughes ; 21 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mooney was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9:00 a. m. Monday. In St. John's
Chapel. Burial will be Gethsumne Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Lewis Funeral Home after 7:00 p.m. Saturday
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: Burlington County, Kansas Independent
July 15, 1898

ROCKHILL-- In Burlington, Kansas, July 9, 1898, A. P. Rockhill, aged 72 years.
A. P. ROCKHILL was born in New Jersey, June 14th, 1826, and died on July 8th, 1898.
He had been a resident of Coffey county quite a number of years, and for the past
thirteen years has resided in Burlington. He had been a great sufferer for many years.
Mr. Rockhill was a member of the M. E. church for twenty-six years. The funeral
services were conducted by Dr. B. Robbins, assisted by Elder Park C. Herbert.
His remains were buried in a cemetery near Gridley.

Note: His name was Adonijah Peacock ROCKHILL Birth 14 JUN 1826 in Evesham
Twp., Burlington Co., NJ Death: 9 JUL 1898 in Liberty Twp., KS Burial: Teachout Cemetery,
Liberty Twp., Coffey Co., KS He was another son of Samuel and Mary Frances Peacock.
He moved to Kansas sometime after 1870 with several of his sons.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: Lima News
Friday May 4, 1923

MRS. J. W. ROCKHILL DIES AT HER HOME IN BATH TP.
Mrs BELLE L. ROCKHILL 65, wife of J. W. Rockhill died Friday at her family home in Bath tp following an illness form complications. She was born in Augusta Co., Va  January 13, 1858 Surviving besides her husband are two sons , Harley Rockhill of Lima and Clyde Rockhill at home; two daughters Mrs. Sarah Goldsmith of Westminster and Mrs. Sylvia Joseph of Van Wert;three brothers William and George Bailey both of Bath tp; James Bailey of Monroe-tp; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 p. m. at Blue Lick church in charge of Rev. S.. Driver. Burial is in the church cemetery.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: The Lima News
Thursday Jan 5, 1950

CLYDE R. ROCKHILL
Clyde R. Rockhill , 67 of 1217 E Second St Dayton, died at 6:30 p. m. in a Dayton rest in home following a illness of four days. Mr. Rockhill was born in Rockport on Oct.23, 1882 and had made his residence in Lima and Dayton for several years. He was a member of the Rockport Methodist Church. Surviving are a sister Mrs. W. H. Joseph and several nieces and nephews.. The body will remain at the Chiles and Son Funeral Home for services at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Willard Thomas will officiate and burial will be at Blue Lick Cemetery.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
The Lima News
Dated: Friday May 4, 1923

MRS. J. W. ROCKHILL DIES AT HER HOME IN BATH TP.
BELLE( ELIZABETH ISOBEL) BAILEY ROCKHILL
Mrs Belle L. Rockhill 65, wife of J. W. Rockhill died Friday at her family home in Bath -tp following an illness form complications. She was born in Augusta Co., Va
January 13, 1858 Surviving besides her husband are two sons , Harley Rockhill of Lima and Clyde Rockhill at home; two daughters Mrs. Sarah Goldsmith of Westminster
and Mrs. Sylvia Joseph of Van Wert;three brothers William and George Bailey both of Bath tp;James Bailey of Monroe-tp; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 p. m. at BlueLick church in charge of Rev. S.. Driver. Burial is in the Bluelick church cemetery.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: The Lima News
Tuesday Nov. 11, 1947

HARLEY M. ROCKWELL
     Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon in the Wayne Funeral Home in Dayton for Harley H. Rockhill 60, formerly of Lima, who died Saturday in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, of injuries received when a truck struck him. Burial will be in Blue Lick Cemetery. Rockhill reportedly was walking on the Harshmanville Road near Dayton when the accident occurred. He was born in Rockport and had resided in Dayton for 19 years. Surviving are his widow Mary; a sister Mrs. Sylvia Joseph Route 1; and a brother Clyde , Dayton ,He was a World War I veteran with an honorable discharge. Burial will be in the Bluelick Cemetery in Bath Township Allen County.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: The Lima News
Feb. 27, 1933
JOHN ROCKHILL
John Rockhill 81, retired farmer and a member of the Borrowed Time Club died at 4:00 p. m. Sunday at his home Lima, Route3. Rockhill was born in Rockport and had lived in the Lima district most of his life. He is survived by two sons Harley Rockhill and Clyde Rockhill Bryan: two daughters ,Mrs. Joseph Goldsmith of Westminster and Mrs. Walter Joseph of Kalida. Services will be held at 1:30 p. m. in the Lewis Funeral Home. The. Rev. John Nelswander of Kalida will have charge. Burial will be in Blue Lick Cemetery
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
The Lima News
Dated:  Feb. 27, 1933

JOHN WILLIAM ROCKHILL
John Rockhill 81, retired farmer and a member of the Borrowed Time Club died at 4:00 p. m. Sunday at his home Lima, Route3. Rockhill was born in Rockport
and had lived in the Lima district most of his life. He is survived by two sons Harley Rockhill and Clyde Rockhill Bryan: two daughters ,Mrs. Joseph Goldsmith
of Westminster and Mrs. Walter Joseph of Kalida. and many grandchildren Services will be held at 1:30 p. m. in the Lewis Funeral Home.
The. Rev. John Nelswander of Kalida will have charge. Burial will be in Blue Lick Cemetery
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: The Lima News Allen County, OH
October 1946


CHARLES L. SCOTT
Charles Lee Scott, 2 month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Scott, 442 E. Pearl-st, died at 7:30 p. m. Thursday in St. Rita's Hospital after and illness of a week. Born Aug.7, the child is survived by his parents; four brothers ( five) Daniel , George, Perry, and Alex (also Steven Jr.): all at home; four sisters Mrs. Catherine Delph 612 E. Eureka st., and Mary, Helen, and Linda , all at home. His oldest brother James was killed in 1944 in Italy in battle. Final rites will be at 10:30 a. m. Saturday in the Chiles and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Willard Thomas in charge . Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery . The body will remain at the funeral home until buried. in Memorial Park
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: The Lima News Sunday
May 7, 1944
Lima Private Killed in Action
JAMES S. SCOTT dies in Italian Zone
Pfc. James S. Scott, son of Mr.. and Mrs Steve Scott 442E. Pearl St. was killed in action April 12, 1944 in the Italian combat zone. This information was received by his parents in a War Department telegram Saturday. Complete details were not given but a letter of explanation is expected to follow. Scott, an infantryman enlisted in the service Dec. 2, 1942, and received his basic training at Van Dorn, Mich. He was then transferred to Ft. Dix, NJ , and went overseas Dec. 26 , 1943. While in Lima he was employed at Manhattan Cigar store and the Columbia confectionery. A brother Daniel is serving with the Air Corps in Italy. In addition to his parents and Daniel he is survived by four sisters Catherine, Mary, Helen and Linda at home; four brothers George, Perry, Alex, and Steve at home; Mrs. Sarah Goldsmith, grandmother, of Westminster.
Lima News Tuesday May 9, 1944
Killed in Action( picture) _ Pfc James S. Scott , son of Mr and Mrs. Steve Scott 442 E. Pearl St. was killed in action April 12, in the Italian battle area, his parents have learned from the War Department . First announcement of Pfc. Scott's death was made in last Sunday's Lima News.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)  (See Article Below here)
Source: Lima News
May 26, 1944

2 AREA MEN DIE . 2 MISSING IN BATTLE ZONES.
Two area soldiers killed in action and two missing in action in the Mediterranean area were included in the casualty list made public by the War Department. Their families have been notified. Reported killed in action are Pfc. James S. Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Scott of 442 E. Pearl St. and Pfc. Joseph M. Giesken ,son of Mrs. Rosa A. Giesken of Delphos Rt. 2. On the " missing" list are Staff Sgt. George A. Deringer , son of Ora J. Deringer of Ada and Sgt. Rasmond  J. Schira son of Charles A. Schira of Carey Route 2.
The Lima soldier was killed April 12 in the Italian combat zone, his parents were notified. He was an infantryman in service since Dec. 2, 1942 and overseas since Dec. 26, 1943. before entering the Army he was employed at the Manhattan cigar store and the Columbia Confectionery Sweet Shoppe.
(Submitted by Norita Shepherd Moss)
Source: Lima News
June, 1981

Word has been received of the death of Tuesday in Mount Vernon, MO of former Lima resident Doris L. Venezia, 56 of Ava, MO. Among the survivors are her husband Rev. John Venezia; three daughters; three grandchildren; and two brothers Donald Goldsmith and Jack Goldsmith, both of Harrod. Services and burial will be Thursday under the direction of Simmons Funeral Home of Ava, MO.
(Submitted by Norita Moss Shepherd)


NOTES:

NOTE #1 - Allen County, OH extracted from Census Records
Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index
Name Age Race Birthplace
Joseph Goldsmith 40 W Switzerland 
Wife Sarah 31 Ohio
Son Edward 09 Ohio
Son William 08 Ohio
Daughter Jennie 06 Ohio
Daughter Minnie 03 Ohio
Daughter Mildred NR Ohio

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