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Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio
Dated: Oct. 26, 1850
Death on the Plains
The St. Louis Republican gives the deaths that have been reported at Fort Laramie during the summer.  The number of names given is 262; many more deaths are said to have occurred, but not reported.  The record was kept and furnished by the officers at the Fort.  We give the names from Ohio and Indiana, contained in the Melancholy record:
T. J. McDOWELL, Darke county, Ohio, died five miles east of Chimney Rock, aged 47 years.
Contributed by Sharon Wick)


Death Due to Heart Failure--Had Been Ill With Influenza
                 --Lifelong Resident of This Community

     Mrs. Rachel York Pittsenbarger-Cyphers passed away at her home on West Main st., Tuesday morning at 5:30, of heart failure.  She had been ill of influenza,
but was improving, when the heart attack came on.
She was born near Versailles, May 27, 1856, and lacked less than three months of reaching her 76th birthday. A kindly, helpful friend and neighbor, with a
happy, optimistic disposition, Mrs. Cyphers' friends were indeed legion. And her passing brings sorrow to all who knew her.
     She was married twice. Her first husband, William Pittsenbarger, died a number of years ago. Later she was married to George Cyphers, who died last April.
     Eight children are left to mourn the passing of a loving and beloved mother: Mrs. Lula Jones and Mrs. Della Barnes, of Muncie, Ind.; Mrs. Mollie Copeland,
Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Cora England, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Ella Marshall of Perrysburg, O.; Harlan Pittsenbarger of Union City, Ind.; Harry and Carey Pittsenbarger, of
Versailles.  One son, Edward, died last July.
     Funeral services will be held this, Thursday after- noon, at 2 o'clock, from the Christian Church, Rev. H. A. Smith officiating. Interment will be made in
Greenlawn Cemetery.


     Rachael, daughter of Jerry and Deidamia York, was born May 27, 1856, and departed this life March 1, 1932, aged 75 years,10 months and 4 days.
     She was united in marriage to William Henry Pittsenbarger by Rev. Thomas Richardson, October 3, 1872.  They spent 42 happy years together, Mr.
Pittsenbarger passing away June 20, 1914. To this union, ten children were born: Mrs. Lula Jones of Muncie, Ind.; Edward, who preceded his mother in death
July 23, 1930; Mrs. Della Barnes of Muncie, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Jane Coupland of Detroit, Mich.; Carey and Harry, of Versailles; Mrs. Ella Marshall of Perrysburg;
Mrs. Cora England of Detroit, Mich.; Harlan of Union City, Ind.; and an infant son who died in 1895. Besides her children she leaves 21 grandchildren and 14
great-grandchildren who mourn for her; and one brother Wm. York, of Muncie, Ind., who is past 81 years of age.
     On March 5, 1886, Mr. and Mrs. Pittsenbarger united with the Versailles Christian Church under the pastorate of Rev. C. W. Hoeffer, and she was baptized May 23, of
the same year.  She lived a life faithful to her covenant vows and found great peace and satisfaction in her church life, and died in the blessed assurance of
the life eternal.
     January 13, 1924, she was united in marriage to George Cyphers.  After living happily together for seven short years, he passed away on April 22, 1931.
     She was very devoted to her family, as her family was to her. Many times she said: "I have the best children in the world. No one could be better to a
mother than they are to me." This is one of the highest tributes which could be paid to anyone.
     Not only her children, but other relatives, neighbors and friends without number feel a distinct loss today as they bid farewell to the body from which the soul
--beautiful, kind, sympathetic and helpful--has gone. [poem deleted]

                        ** APPRECIATION **

     The Pittsenbarger family wishes in this humble way to express their appreciation to all who in any way assisted them in their sad hours of
     Especially do we thank Rev. Smith for his wonderful words of consolation; Mrs. Showalter, Mrs. McLain and Mrs. Schilling for the music; the friends and
neighbors who ex- pressed their sympathy by sending floral tributes; the kind neighbors who prepared meals; the donors of cars; and especially we thank the
Leonard Marker Co. for their splendid service and attention; and any others who in any way helped us.
(Contributed by Norita Moss)


February 12, 1891

Allen Davidson died at his home, Versailles, O., February 6, 1891; aged 66 years and 3 months. He was born in the year 1825, and was united in
marriage with Susannah Pitsenbarger, March 11, 1852. As fruits of this union, were born 11 children, five of whom have preceded their father to the "land of
rest." He leaves to mourn his loss a loving companion, four daughters, two sons and three sisters, with a large circle of friends and relatives. He was
raised as a Presbyterian, but never publicly confessed his Savior by uniting with any church. Mr. Davidson was a loving husband and a kind father. His
dear ones will miss the little acts of kindness that his helping hand was always ready to give. He was kind to everyone with whom he was associated,
and was an honest man in all his dealings. He was not a professed follower of Christ, but before his death, he surrendered himself to God. ... [NOTE:
clipping torn, rest missing]
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

The funeral services of Henry Davidson, who died last Saturday [February 20, 1897] morning at 6:30 o'clock, took place at the residence of his
brother-in-law, Jas. W. Reser, last Monday afternoon, conducted by S. W. Scott, pastor of the M. E. church. Deceased, who was the son of the late Allen
Davidson, was born near this place and lived here up to a few years ago, when he located in Muncie, Indiana, where he had employment in one of the shops at
that place. In April, 1895, he was married to Miss Cora Belle Fitzgerald and to them was born one child. A few months ago poor health compelled him to
resign his position and he came to this place with the hope that a short rest would prove beneficial to him, but the skilled hand of the physician was not
able to stay the progress of that dreaded disease, consumption, and he succumbed to the inevitable. The deceased was 27 years, 11 months, and 13 days
old. He leaves a wife, one child, four sisters and one brother.
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page: 5
Dated: Oct. 17, 1914
Greenville Attorney Dies
Oct. 16. - Elijah Devor, 69, attorney and referee in bankruptcy for Darke county, died at his home here today from gangrene poisoning.

Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot (Jackson, MI) Page 20
Dated: Dec. 7, 1917
Edward Boli, Probate Judge at Greenville, Ohio, Drojs Dead in the Otsego.
     Stricken with heart trouble soon after he had eaten breakfast at the Otsego hotel this morning, Edward Boli, aged 65 years, probate judge at Greenville, Ohio, sank into a char in a dying condition and expired before a doctor reached his side.
     Mr. Boli came to Jackson Thursday evening with his daughter Pearl and was enroute to Battle Creek, where expected to Battle Creek, where expected to undergo an examination at a sanitarium.  He had been in poor health for some time and it was with the hope of obtaining relief that he came to Michigan.
     This morning while eating breakfast he was taken ill and started to leave the hotel dining room.  He was removed to one of the parlors, but died almost immediately.  An investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death was made by Coroner C. H. Tibbetts and Police Constable Abbott and an inquest was decided unnecessary.
     The body was removed to the Knickerbocker undertaking rooms and will be sent to Ohio this afternoon.

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