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Source: Baltimore Patriot (Baltimore, MD) Vol: XXXVII  Issue: 112  Page: 2
Dated: Wednesday, May 11, 1831.
    
The Columbus, (Ohio) Gazette states that John Pollack, Esq. of Clermont County, formerly Speaker of the House of Representatives of Ohio, committed suicide, on the 20th ult. by shooting himself through the head, with a rifle.  At the time of committing this act, Mr. Pollack held the office of Associate Judge for Clermont County.
 
Source:  Cincinnati Daily Gazette (Cincinnati, OH)  Page: 2
Dated:  May 24, 1872
     Hon. READER W. CLARKE DIED EARLY YESTERDAY morning, at his home in Batavia, Clermont County, of dropsy.  Mr. CLARKE was born in Bethel, in 1812.  In 1834 he became the publisher of the Clermont Courier, and at the same time studied law.  In 1840 he was elected to the Ohio Legislature.  In 1844 he was a member of the Baltimore convention.  In 1846 he was chosen Clerk of the Common Pleas Court, a position which he held until 1852.  In 1864 he was elected to Congress for the Sixth District, and was reelected for the succeeding term.  On the accession of President GRANT, Mr. CLARKE was appointed Third Auditor of the Treasury, and soon after Supervisor of the southern District of Ohio,  Ill health presently compelled him to resign the position, and he returned to Batavia, where he has since lived.
Source:  Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, OH) Page: 2
Dated: Oct. 31, 1882
Death of Judge Swing.
     Judge Philip Bergin Swing
, of the United States court, died at 6 o'clock last evening, at his home in Batavia, Ohio, where he had spent the major-portion of his life.  His sickness is traced to a cold contracted while holding court in a newly painted room at Columbus last December, and his death resulted from kidney disease.  It was the judge's opinion that he had contracted lead-poisoning.  His last visit to Cincinnati was on Oct. 13, attended by Dr. Ashburn.  He remained but a few hours, and returned home for the last time.  Judge Swing was born near Milford, Miami township, Clermont county, Ohio, about 20 miles east of Cincinnati, about 20 miles east of Cincinnati, Oct. 14, 1820.  He was the son of Michael Swing and Ruth Gatch, daughter of the Rev. Philip Gatch, who emigrated to Ohio from Virginia, in 1798,  and was a member of hate first congregational convention, which drafted the original constitution of Ohio in 18_2 and who was also for many years a judge of the common pleas court of Clermont county,  Judge, Swing' father, Michael Swing, was a son of Geo. Swing, who emigrated west from New Jersey in 1796, and settled on a large tract of land in Clermont county near the town of Bethel, which is still known as the Swing settlement.  A large portion of the family still reside in New Jersey,  The family originally came from Alsace, Germany.  The judge is one of seven children, all of whom are deceased except two sisters.  He was raised on the Clermont County farm, and received all the education that the district school afforded.  He afterward had the benefit of several years private instruction in Latin and the higher branches of learning.  He commenced studying law in the office of  Judge Owen T. Fishback, in Batavia, at 21 yeas of age, and in 1842 was admitted to the bar at Dayton, Ohio.  He practiced law at Batavia, and soon formed a partnership with Judge Owen T. Fishback.  He was long recognized as one of the ablest lawyers of the Clermont county bar, and participated in all the most noted cases.  He was originally a whit, and became a republican at the birth of that party.  He numbered among his friends Gen. Grant, Tom Corwin, and the leading men of his day.  In 1869 he was a candidate for the nomination of supreme judge, and came near being the successful candidate.  In 1871 he was appointed judge of the U. S. Circuit court for the southern district of Ohio, which position he has filled with signal ability until his death.  In 1874 he was delegate from the Cincinnati conference to the general conference of The M. E. Church in  New York.  The judge married Miss Mary Fishback, daughter of his law partner, Judge Fishback in 1844.  His widow and the following children survive:  Capt. Peter F., associated in a law partnership with Judge J. S. Brunaugh; Carrie, wife of Judge James B. Swing, of the Clermont probate court; and Miss Lizzie, an unmarried daughter.  The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  Prof. David Swing, the distinguished devine of Chicago, who is a relative, is expedited to be present.  The Hamilton c__t bar will be largely represented at the funeral.  Rev. Dr. Walden will conduct part of the funeral.  Rev Dr. Walden will conduct part of the services.``

Source:  The Daily Inter Ocean
Date: Feb. 26, 1892

Died of a Hog Bite, after Suffering Untold Agony for Nearly a Week an Ohio Man Succumbs.
     SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Feb. 25 - Special Telegram - Lewis Asher, one of the oldest and most widely honored merchants in Clermont County, met a horrible fate, dying yesterday of a hog bite at Edenton, his home.
     About a year ago Mr. Asher was bitten by a hog which he was attempting to drive into a pen.  His wounds were slow to heal, and even when they had become well enough for him to attend to his duties they pained him.  His health began to give way, and ever since he has been gradually getting worse. 
     Last Friday a black spot appeared on his tongue, and extended rapidly until it had covered the whole surface.  Then the organ began to enlarge.  All the local and neighboring physicians were called in, but the strange complaint baffled their skill.  His tongue continued to swell rapidly until his mouth was stretched wide open and filled with the enormously swollen organ.  He suffered the most excruciating agonies, and everything possible was done to allay the pain, but death came and ended his suffering.
     Mr. Asher was a Mason of high standing and also a prominent member of the Odd Fellows' order.  Many years ago Mr. Asher came to America from Prussia and started in business as a pack peddler, but by hard work and economical habits, he soon accumulated some means, and at the time of his death was one of leading merchants of Clermont County.
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)

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Source: Sunday World-Herald
Date: Feb. 28, 1892

Died of a Hog Bite after Suffering Untold Agony for a Week an Ohio Man Succumbs.
Springfield, O, Feb. 27
- Lewis Asher, one of the oldest and most widely honored merchants in Clermont county, met a horrible fate, dying yesterday of a hog bite, at Edenton, his home.
     About a year ago Mr. Asher was bitten by a hog which he was attempting to drive into a pen.  His wounds were slow to heal and even when they had become well enough for him to attend to his duties they pained him.  His health began to give way, and ever since he has been gradually getting worse.
     Last Friday a black spot appeared on his tongue, and extended rapidly until it had covered the whole surface.  Then the organ began to enlarge.  All the local and neighboring physicians were called in but the strange complaint baffled their skill.  His tongue continued to swell rapidly, until his mouth was stretched wide open, and filled with the enormously swollen organ.  He suffered the most excruciating agonies, and everything possible was done to allay the pain, but death came and ended his suffering.
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)

Source:  Elkhart Daily Review (Elkhart, IN)  Page: 1
Dated: Apr. 19, 1905
MORTUARY RECORD:
     Mrs. Bathsheba Griffin Wood,
nee Harlow, died of apoplexy at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Golden, No. 511 South Sixth Street, at 8:30 o'clock this morning.   Though Mrs. Wood had been an invalid due to old age for three years, she appeared in the normal condition between 6 and 6:30 o'clock, but when Mrs. Golden went to her room upstairs about 7 o'clock she found her lying on the bed.  Assistance was summoned and a doctor called, but she did not rally.  Mrs. Wood was a native of Clermont county, Ohio, and was born on May 30, 1826.  She and her husband came here fifteen years ago to make their home with Mrs. Golden, and Mr. Wood died one year later.  Besides the daughter, the following grandchildren survive:  Miss Allie Bigam and Mrs. Forrest Gembelring of Elkhart and Elzy G. Wood of Clermont county, Ohio.  Sisters of the deceased are Mrs. Elizabeth Bicking and Mrs. Jamima Hutchinson, both of Clermont county, Ohio.  The service will be conducted by Rev. Somerville Light at the house at 2 p.m. Friday, with interment beside the grave of Mr. Wood in Grace Lawn.
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