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Source:  Pennsylvania Inquirer - Pennsylvania
Dated:  Apr. 27, 1843
A Suicide
     William Pedrick
, a respectable citizen of Highland County, Ohio, was found dead on Tuesday morning week, having hung himself in his own stable.
Source: Memphis Daily Avalanche
Dated: July 19, 1867
    Dr. Brice Cooper, a captain in the 70th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the war, was killed at Samantha, Ohio, on Saturday evening, by one John A. Starr, of that place
Source:  The Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Ohio
Dated July 30, 1867
Death of Dr. Fellers
     Dr. S. Fellers, who was shot in an affray with one Cameron, at Greenfield, Highland county, Ohio, last week, (an account of which was published in the GAZETTE,) died on Friday from the effect of his wound.
     Dr. Fellers had been a respected resident of Greenfield for a number of years.  He was somewhat extensively known as the manufacturer of various patent medicines.  After the war broke out he left his manufactory and entered the army in the capacity of Lieutenant in the 73d Ohio Regiment - one of the regiments that fought the "battle in the clouds," under Hooker, at Lookout Mountain.  During his service, Dr. Fellers was severely wounded by a shot through the lungs, but finally recovered, to be killed in an affray - the ball which killed him passing partly through the portion of his body pierced by the rebel bullet.  He leaves a wife and four children.
Source: Times Picayune - Louisiana
Dated: Aug. 17, 1873
A young man named Moses PENTON, lliving near Hillsboro, Ohio, was on his way to be married, when he was struck by lightning and instantly killed.  Two years ago, his brother was thrown from his horse and killed, while going to marry the same lady.
Source:  Perry Republican
Dated:  Oct. 28, 1915
DEATH OF CENTENIARIAN
Grandma Van Pell Peacefully Passes From World She Had Enjoyed for 100 years.
     Ann Roberts
was born of Quaker parentage in Highland County, Ohio, Jan. 1st, 1815, and closed her eyes in death Oct. 23, 1915 at 10 a.m., being at the time of her passing 100 years, 9 months and 23 days old.  She married Alfred Marshall Van Pelt Sept. 2, 1834.  Mr. Van Pelt proceeded her to the better land Jan. 26, 1894.  There came to bless this union eleven children, seven of whom died in infancy or early childhood.  Four grew to the age of manhood or womanhood and are:  Mrs. J. O. Barnard of Terlton, Okla., Mrs. Minnie Hostetter and Alfred Corwin Van Pelt of Perry, Okla.  One daughter, Elleanor Jelly, who died in early womanhood, was the mother of Miss Annie Jelly  who has cared for Grandman Van Pelt for over 30 years.  So Grandman leaves behind her to mourn her loss, 3 children, 5 grand children, 13 great grand children, and 9 great, great grand children.
     Indeed, long life and old age was granted this quiet, quaker-spirited women who loved flowers, children and God's great out-of-doors.  On last January first she calebrated the day she had longed to see - her one hundredth birthday.  Indeed, the Lord answered her prayer that she might live to be a Centenarian, and it was Bible measure, "pressed down and running over," for nearly ten months more of life was hers.
     Grandma Van Pelt
has been a familiar figure in Perry for years and her experiences reach back to the pioneer days in four States of our Union, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma.  A century this has been, of great development and progress and one set of human eyes have seen much indeed.  But few have ever been privileged to see as much in change and progress.
     Mrs. Van Pelt was a member of the local Presbyterian church and the choir and pastor, Rev. M. J. Millard, Ph. D., conducted brief services at the residence and at teh cemetery.  The 91st Psalm furnished the Scripture lesson and the text, "With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation."
     It was a beautiful Sabbath afternoon, the Nature she loved was in its autumn grandeur, the service was Quaker-like in its simplicity; flowers were on every hand, and multitudes of friends went out to the Hillside where she will rest in the long, last sleep.
     The words of Alfred Tennyson are so appropriate, those words he wrote in the twilight of a long and beautiful life:

"Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.
"But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
"Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark.
"For tho' from out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face,
When I have crost the bar."

Source: Perry Republican - Perry, Oklahoma
Dated: May 30, 1918
OBITUARY:
     Corbin Sylvester HARVEY
was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, June 8th 1844.  He had suffered several months from an enlarged prostrate gland and other complications.  Home treatment failing he went to Kansas City and was treated there for some time, returning home three weeks ago.  He gradually grew worse and he was taken to Oklahoma City for an operation.  The operation was performed but with his weakened condition he lived but a few hours.
     Mr. HARVEY was in the lumber and grain business at Aledo Ill.  He moved to Butler county, Neb., in 1884 and from there came to Oklahoma in 1895, locating on a farm near Polo, 16 miles northwest of Perry which he owned at the time of his death.  He came to Perry about ten years ago and continuously engaged in the grocery, coal and grain business as senior member of the firm of C. S. HARVEY & Sons.
    
He was married Feb. 27th, 1858 at Oquaka, Illinois to Caroline S. Wadsworth who survives him with the children, Oakley L., and Roy  of Perry, Joseph  of Chicago, Leslie C. of St. Louis, Mrs. Charles Goochof Guthrie and Earl Harvey of Polo.  He has four brothers and two sisters living but they were unable to attend the funeral.  All the children were present.
     He had been an active member of the Christian church for years and the funeral services were conducted at the church May 19th with Rev. M. Rossman assisted by Rev. Geo. Dennis officiating.  Interment as had in Grace Hill cemetery.

 
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