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Source: Pennsylvania Inquirer - Pennsylvania
Dated: Apr. 27, 1843
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
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
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
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
"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
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 &
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
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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