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GENERAL DEATHS MARRIAGES COURT XXXXX
Obituary and Death Notices from the "COSHOCTON SIMI-WEEKLY AGE"
(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. E. Church. 
 
     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 RevSmith, 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
Mills officiating.
 
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 1
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 health.
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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