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COSHOCTON COUNTY, OHIO
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Obituary and Death Notices from the "COSHOCTON
(Contributed by Sheryl McClure)
July 3, 1888
Miss Mary E. Orr,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Orr, near Warsaw,
Coshocton county, closed her earthly life June 22nd. The
community, the Jefferson Presbyterian Church and
the family have lost a treasure rich to them to many
ways. As a lady in the community she was considered by
all as a model to society; as a Christian, to her
religious views, she was firm, and was a Christian of
profound reverence, who discarded anything of a
degrading character or shams and loved the simplicity in
the gospel of Christ. She was faithful in
her attendance at Sunday School and public worship, and
for eighteen years has been (though not as demonstrative
as some) a power for good society. As a member of the
home, she will ever be absent to person, but can be
cherished by the parents and brothers as one always
dutiful and kind, always ready to bear her part
of household duties. Like many others. she was living
with the future, when, like a lightning bolt from a
clear sky, she woke up one morning with a high fever and
nervous prostration: After a few days of faithful
treatment it was hoped the disease was checked but soon
a relapse came which proved to physician all that the
disease had fastened itself and slowly it continued to
do its fatal work until death came. Her funeral was
conducted by the writer at the West Bedford M.
John Clark was born in this county August 15,
1813; died June 25, 1888, aged 74 years, 10 months and
10 days. He was joined in marriage Elizabeth Skillman,
February 12, 1842, with whom he walked life's checkered
path for 46 years. Eleven children were born of this
union, ten of whom, with the widowed mother, live to
weep the loss they have sustained in the decease of an
indulgent father and a loving husband. Father
Clark was converted at the age of 21 years, and
joined the church of his choice, of which he has ever
remained a faithful member and supporter, not only with
his money, but also by the fragrance of a consistent
life. Thus a good man, a useful citizen and faithful
Christian has been called from his earthly home to enjoy
the rewards which God has prepared for those who love
and obey Him. Appropriate religious services were held
at his late home in Bethlehem township, after which the
body conveyed to the Denman M. E. Church, followed by a
large concourse of friends and neighbors. Here
appropriate services were conducted by his pastor, and
the mortal remains conveyed to their native dust until
God shall call them to arise in immortality.
July 10, 1888
Mr. D. B. Whittemore, the oldest citizen in
Keene township, died last Wednesday, July 4th, 1888,
aged 86 years, 12 months and 24 days. Mr.
Whittemore was born in Connecticut April 10, 1802.
He was one of a family of 17 children, having 9
brothers, and 7 sisters, all of whom are dead, save
one brother, who lives in Iowa. He was married to
Louviaia Goodhue in 1828, and lived with her
until her death, which occurred in 1856. In 1858
he married Mrs. Elizabeth Wright,
who survives him and lives at present in Keene. Mr.
Whittemore and his first wife were the parents of
twelve children, nine of whom are dead and three of whom
live in Keene township. When 15 years of age Mr.
Whittemore connected himself with the Baptist
Church and was a member of that denomination when he
died. His funeral took place at the Presbyterian Church
on conducted by Rev. Shepard, of Bucyrus,
assisted by Rev. Smith, of Coshocton. His
sufferings were not intense, but he was confined to his
room and bed for three months and very suddenly the call
came, when no one expected it.
Mary Ann Bryant an aged lady living near Tyrone,
died last Wednesday evening, and was interred at
Pleasant Hill church cemetery, Thursday, Rev. E. B.
Senter, of Adams
July 13, 1888
Mrs. Miller mother-in-law of Mr. Charles
Klein died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Klein,
last Sabbath, aged 82 years. She was buried in the Halifax
Cemetery last Monday.
Miss Maggie Hood of Avondale, died at her home
last Monday, after a protracted illness of nearly two
years. Her remains were interred in the Amity
Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.
July 24, 1888
MR. JOHN S. ELLIOTT, an old and highly respected
citizen of Coshocton, died Friday of Bright's disease.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John I.
Wilson, Sunday, and burial took place in the Keene
Cemetery. Mr. Elliott was born in
Keene township, this county, May 11, 1817, of Irish
parents. He was raised on the farm. At the age of 23 he
was elected Justice of the Peace in Keene township and
served for nine consecutive years. In 1841 Mr.
Elliott was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the
State troops here, which commission he held until that
particular branch of the State military service was
abolished some years later. In 1862 he came to Coshocton
and succeeded his brother, William Elliott,
in the hardware business, making a specialty of
agricultural implements He was elected Major for two
terms, and was identified with the Agricultural Society
for many years as its President. He was married twice,
first to Miss Margaret McCaskey, of
White Eyes twp., and next to Miss Margaret
Morrison, who preceded him to the tomb twenty
years. Mr. Elliott in his later years was
a pension attorney and did quite an extensive business
in procuring pensions for soldiers' and
soldiers' widows. He was a good citizen and had the
respect and esteem of all who knew him. A staunch
Republican, he yet respected the opinion of his
opponents. His absence will be felt for many years in
the political and business councils of the town, and a
large circle of friends mourn their loss.
July 31, 1888
Mrs. John S. Rees nee Thatcher, died
Monday the 23rd. The cause of her death was dysentery
from which she was a sufferer for three months. She was
in her 28th year and leaves a husband and two children,
besides a large circle of friends to mourn her
loss. She was a member of the Disciple church and by her
Christian walk greatly endeared herself to the
entire membership and community. Interment took place
at the Yankee Ridge cemetery Wednesday at two
o'clock p.m. Rev. L. G. Walker conducted
the burial services.
Mrs. Christian Cummings, of Newark O. was called
here by the death of her sister, Mrs. John S. Rees.
|Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page
Dated: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1904
CAMBRIDGE, O., Jan. 5. -
Walda L. Adams, aged seventy-siv, died suddenly
yesterday of a severe cold. He had been in feeble
|Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Date: Apr. 23, 1905
Born and Died Same Day Elderly
Ohio Farmer and Wife Die within Three Hours.
COSHOCTON, Ohio, April 11 - Born on the same day it was
the fate of George Ashcroft and his wife to die within
three hours of each other.
Ashcroft today fell dead across the foot of his
bed when he arose to put extra covering over his wife.
The wife had been ill and the shock of her husband's death
caused her own.
Ashcroft was a wealthy farmer and had lived near
here for a number of years.
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