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Source: Ashtabula Weekly Telegraph
Dated: Mar. 20, 1850

     At Madison, Lake Co., on the 12th inst. of Apoplexy, Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Roger Fowler, aged 74 yrs.

Source: Ashtabula Weekly Telegraph
Dated: April 10, 1850

     March 26, at Mentor, of Disease of the Heart, Joseph Saywer,  Jr. aged 40.

     At Painesville, March 25th, Wm. Edwin, son of Alvah and Roxanna Stuart aged 7 years 8 months 15 da.

     At Painesville, March 31, Aurelia, wife of Moses L. Knapp, in the 40th year of her age.

     At Madison, March 20th of disease of the Liver, Olive, wife of Bemsley Carpenter, aged 64, formerly of Sandisfield, Mass.

Source: Ashtabula Weekly Telegraph
Dated: April 17, 1850

     At Kirkland, Lake Co 30th ult. Mrs. Caroline, wife of John Warren, Jr.  aged 30 yrs.
     At Perry, on the 28th ult. Henry E. only child of Edward A. and Annis D. Wright, aged 3 yrs. 3 mos. 19 ds.

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:
Wm. M. BURR, Lake county, Ohio, died of diarrhoea, June 15th, 140 miles west of Ft. Kearney, aged 40 years.
Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Vol.: XLI  Issue: 303  Page 2
Dated: Monday, Dec. 22, 1884
CAPTAIN George E. Paine has been furnishing the Painesville Telegraph with some pioneer reminiscences.  We make two or three extracts:
     At stated, Captain Edward Paine, jr., came to Painesville in 1780 and died at Chardon in 1848.  One son, Edward Paine, and an only daughter, Mrs. Colbert Huntington, as well as his sister, Miss Eliza Paine, are still living in Painesville.  Mr. Colbert Huntington was the son of Governor Huntington, who came to Painesville in 1806, and died here in 1817.  The son died in 1883.  Another son of Governor Huntington, Julia C. Huntington, is now living in Ashtabula.
     Eleazer Paine died in 1804, at "New Market," of apoplexy, while reading in the "Columbian Orator,"  His son, Franklin, died at Painesville in January, 1884, aged 93.  Another son, Colonel H. E. Paine, removed to Illinois in 1855 and died in 1881, aged 92.  Captain Skinner died in1826; one son, Augustus, died in 1880; one daughter, Mrs. Homer Hine, died in 1882, aged 93; while one daughter, Mrs. Nathan Perry, is still living in Cleveland.  General Edward Paine died in 1841, aged 96; and one daughter is yet living, Miss Eliza Paine, of Panesville.
     These persons, except Mrs. Hine and Colonel H. E. Paine, have lived all their lies with brief exceptions, at Painesville, Chardon, Cleveland and Ashtabula.  Thus it appears that the winter and March winds winds from Lake Erie were not fatal to the children of the first pioneers of Painesville.
Source: Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH) Page: 6
Dated: Nov. 23, 1892
     The court refused to accept a petition in error from John H. Jones, the Lake county saloonist, who was given a jail sentence for selling liquor to "habitual" drunkards.
     John H. Travis, the Lake County editor of the Advertiser, must also serve out his jail sentence for libe_ing the candidate for Prosecuting Attorney, whom he sought to "roast" during the campaign of 1891.
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 2
Dated: Thursday, June 6, 1895
     The funeral of D. M. Eddy Tuesday afternoon was very largely attended, Mr. Eddy was a pioneer merchant of this place, coming here in 1831.  He was eighty-five years of age, and the oldest Odd Fellow in Painesville.  The funeral was under the auspices of that order.  He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Issue: 129  Page 2
Dated: Friday, May 8, 1896
Painesville, May 7. - (Special) Arthur W. Green, son of Mrs. H. B. Green, died at the home of his mother, on Erie street, Wednesday morning, after an illness of several months.  The funeral will be held from the residence, on Erie street, Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.
     The judicial convention, for the purpose of nominating a candidate for judge, to succeed Judge Howland on the common place of the third sub-division of the ninth judicial district, will be held in Painesville Thursday, May 28.  There is no contest for the office, and Judge Howland will doubtness succeed himself. 
     The citizens of South State street have organized and a determined effort will be made to rid that part of the town of the saloons and other indecent places which are a disgrace to the village of Painesville.  An attorney for the citizens appeared in Mayor Reynolds' court Tuesday morning in the first case to be prosecuted.  The fight will continue to the bitter end.
     There is a splendid prospect for fruit of all kinds in this vicinity, unless visited by the usual May frost.
     Senator James R. Garfield will deliver the memorial address before the high school on the 29th.  The memorial address in Painesville will be delivered by Dr. B. F. Pratt.
Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Page 13
Dated: Sunday, May 16, 1897
Veteran Newspaper man of Paiensville Passes Away.
     PAINESVILLE, May 15. - M. R. Doolittle, sr., ex-editor and owner of the Painesville Advertiser, died at his home here at noon today, aged seventy-three years.  Mr. Doolittle was a son of ex-Supreme Judge Joel Doolittle of Vermont and a very able newspaper man.  He founded the Painesville Advertiser in the '50s and had an extended acquaintance with newspaper men throughout the state.  He served Painesville as postmaster during the Harrison administration.  A son, M. R. Doolittle, Jr., and daughter, Mrs. W. G. Hawkins, and a sister, Mrs. S. P. Alvord, all of Painesville, survive him.
     The funeral will take place here on Monday next at 2 p.m.
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Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Issue: 30  Page: 7
Dated:  Sunday, Jan. 30, 1898
Funeral of Arthur D. Donaldson, Who died at Sea
Special to the Plain Dealer
     PAINESVILLE, Jan. 29 - Next Thursday evening the Episcopal Church club will give a banquet at the COWELS house.  Several people form abroad were expected to respond to toasts.
     Miss JENNIE BARTHOLOMEW of Willoughby died at San Diego, Cal., the 26th inst.  Her body will be brought to Mentor for interment.
     The funeral services of ARTHUR D. DONALDSON, who died while en route from Costa Rica to New York, and was buried at sea, will be held tomorrow at St. James church.  He was for a long time a prominent member of St. James vested choir.
     Mrs. ALBERT MINCHELL, an old resident of North Hambden, died Friday afternoon.
     The operetta "Red Riding Hood's Rescue" will be given by the Episcopal church at the armory, Feb. 11 and 12.
     DANIEL EATON, aged ninety, died at his home in Hambden Friday.
     Mrs. MARY ANN OWEN died at her home in Fairport Friday morning, Jan. 28.
     The Ladies' Auxiliary to Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen will give a social and dance in Forester's hall Wednesday evening, Feb. 2.
     The members of the Citizens band, formerly Fifth regiment band, will have a series of concerts, the proceeds of which will go to the purchasing of new uniforms.  The first number of the series was given Thursday night.
     The annual installation of officers of the L. O. T. M. occurred at the Macabee hall Friday afternoon.
     Twenty young ladies of the congregational church gave a very enjoyable entertainment at the church parlors Friday evening.  Over 200 guests were present.  The proceeds will go to paying for a study for the new pastor, Rev. Arthur F. Skeele.
     Prof. A. H. Currier
of Oberlin, who has been filling the pulpit at the Congregational church for some tie, delivers his farewell sermon Sunday.
Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 6
Dated:  Sunday, Nov. 27, 1898
John Lynch of Painesville Succumbed to Typhoid Fever.
Relatives of John Lynch, son of W. J. Lynch of Painesville, have received news of his death, which occurred Nov. 3, at Manilla.  Lynch  of Painesville, have received news of his death, which occurred Nov. 3 at Manilla.  Lynch was twenty years old and had many relatives and friends in Cleveland.  His father formerly owned a meat market on Pearl street.  At the outbreak of the war he was visiting an uncle in San Francisco and he enlisted in the Thirteenth California volunteers.  In a letter written by his captain Oct. 2, his relatives were informed that he was ill with typhoid fever.  Another letter announces his death Nov. 3.
Source: The Geneva Times
Dated: April 26, 1899

     Thomas J. Wood, an old and respected citizen and former business man, died at his home on South Broadway early Sunday morning of pneumonia, aged 77 years.  He is survivd by his wife and four children.  Mr. Harrison Wood and Mrs. Frank Hawes, of Geneva; Mr. Will Wood, of Cleveland, and Mrs. Chas. Allen.  The funeral occurred Tuesday at 10 o'clock at the First M. E. Church, the pastor, Rev. W. H. Dickerson, officiating, and was conducted by Geneva, Lodge, F. & A. M., of which he was one of it's oldest members.

Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 2
Dated: Sunday, Oct. 26, 1902
Painesville Resident Passes Away While in the West.
     PAINESVILLE, O., Oct. 25. - Word has been received here from Cassellton, N. D., of the death, at that place, of Col. A. E. Fenton, a prominent resident of Painesville.  Col. Fenton had large farming interests in North Dakota and for the past few years he has spent a large part of is time there.  He was fifty-nine years of age and served in the civil war.
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 1
Dated: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1904
Aged Painesville Woman Passed Away Monday - Aged Warren and Coshocton Man Dead.
PAINESVILLE, O.., Jan. 5 - Mrs. Catherine Doty, one of the oldest residents of Painesville, died yesterday at the age of ninety-one years.  Mrs. Doty is survived by eight children.
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Page 1
Dated: Sunday, Feb. 21, 1904
     PAINESVILLE, O., Feb. 20 - Milford J. Wilson, a prominent citizen of Painesville, died this morning.  Mr. Wilson was an inventor of considerable reputation and was a member of the Globe Manufacturing Co., makes of hardware novelties.  Mr. Wilson is survived by a widow and a son, who resides in Cleveland.
Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Page 2
Dated:  Sunday, July 24, 1904
Alfred Elwell
Died at His Home in Mentor Yesterday.
     PAINESVILLE, O., July 23. - Alfred Elwell, an aged resident of Lake county, died today of paralysis at his home in Mentor.  For many yeas he was an attorney in Cleveland, with an office on Euclid avenue.  He lived at Willoughby and made the trip to his office in Cleveland daily.  He retired about four years ago.  A year ago he was stricken with paralysis and had since been failing gradually.  Alfred Elwell was eighty years old and he leaves a widow and son.  A brother, Gen. John Elwell died a year ago at his home in Cleveland.
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Page 4
Dated: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1904
Mrs. Emily B. Cory Died of Heart Disease at San Antonio.
     Mrs. Emily B. Cory
, aged sixty-eight years, wife of Rev. J. B. Cory of Cleveland, died Sunday at San Antonio, Tex., of heart failure.  She left about a week ago to spend the winter in San Antonio and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Wilson.  She leaves five daughters, one of whom is Mrs. L. C. Thompson of No. 32 Tilden avenue.  The body will be taken to Painesville for interment.  Mrs. Cory was a member of the Epworth Memorial M. E. Church.
Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Page 1
Dated: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1904
Mrs. Roxanna Marshall of Painesville Died Sunday.
     PAINESVILLE, O., Sept. 19 - Mrs. Roxanna Marshall, aged ninety-four, a pioneer of Lake county, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lincoln.  Mrs. Marshall was a graduate of Ipswich seminary and was associated with Mary Lyon, founder of Mount Holyoke college.  Mrs. Marshall was prominent in woman suffrage movements.  She leaves four daughters.  A nephew, J. G. W. Cowles, and John Lincoln, a grandson, live in Cleveland.
     Mrs. Samantha Devoe
, eighty-four years, also of pioneer of Lake county, died yesterday at the home of her niece, Mrs. W. L. Shepard, after a long illness.
Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Issue: 107  Page 1
Dated:  Tuesday, Apr. 17, 1906
Two Principals in Panesville Lawsuit Have Died Since County Was Made Defendant.
     PAINESVILLE, O., Apr. 16. - The death death here today to Miss Harriet Young will here today of Miss Harriet Young will probably be the termination of the famous courthouse suit.  The suit was brought in behalf of Miss Young against the Lake county commissioners.  The death of Miss Young has occurred at a critical time, while the attorneys are resting to await the decision of Judge Metcalf, which had been set for Wednesday morning.  The decision will probably not be given then, as a conference of the attorneys will undoubtedly be held before any further proceedings.
     This is the second dramatic development in the suit.  While the case was still being tried the plaintiff, Mrs. Stella Whetstone of Cincinnati, a sister of Miss Young and a taxpayer of Lake county in whose name the case was brought, died. 
     The controversy began at the fall election, when it was voted to build a new courthouse.  Among the sites put up for consideration was the home of Miss Young facing on the public park and adjoining a lot owned by the county.  The fact that Miss Young, who had been an invalid for twenty-five years, would be compelled to give up her home and might not be able to survive the change of residence, aroused considerable feeling.  Petitions were circulated and it was finally taken into court.
Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 3
Dated: Monday, September 5, 1910
Relatives Confident That Painesville Woman Died by Accident.
Body to be Brought Back to Childhood Home for Burial
The body of Miss Ellen Hoffman, who met her death under unexplained circumstances in a fall from the window of a Pullman car on the Pennsylvania railroad near Hillside, Pa., Friday night, will be brought to her home in Painesville and then taken to Newton Falls, O., for interment.
     "I am very positive that it is not a cause of suicide," said H. E. Weatherbee, 83 Windermere-av., East Cleveland, who is a cousin of the girl.  "I explained the whole case to the coroner and I believe that he will render a decision that it was not suicide.  I signed a paper relieving the railroad company of all responsibility for the affair and the officials decided that it must have been an accident."
     At the time of her death Miss Hoffman was on her way to Paris to study art.  She was to meet a friend in Philadelphia and when she failed to do this an investigation followed that resulted in the finding of the body.  The wire to the screen in the window to her berth had been broken outward as she went through.
     Her relatives told Coroner H. A. McMurray at Greensburg, Pa., that Miss Hoffman had no reason to take her own life.  They explain her death on the theory that she was sitting on the edge of her berth and had just finished unlacing her shoes when the train lurched and she was thrown backward across her bunk and through the screen.  Her shoes were found near the body beside the track
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Pg. 18
Dated: Monday, Nov. 3, 1919
- Miss Helen Sporn and Raymond D. Davis were married.
- George W. Benson, Westfield, N. Y., and Eliza B. Pardee, Painesville, were married.
- George W. White of Franklin, Pa. and Jessie E. Hill of Willoughby were married.
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Page 1
Dated: Monday, May 31, 1920
Newark Machine Overturns; Crash in Painesville.
(Special to The Plain Dealer)
     NEWARK, May 30 - Otto Reinbold's back was broken, his chest crushed and skull fractured when his automobile overturned near Alexandria.  Three others in the automobile escaped injury.
     William Simons, 39, was perhaps fatally hurt when two wheels on his automobile collapsed while he was going to his home in High Water.  A baby was hurled twenty feet but escaped with slight bruises.
     Three others were slightly hurt.
(Special to The Plain Dealer)
     PAINESVILLE. May 30 - Marshall Doolittle, Robert Collacott and Carl Brick, Painesville, were bruised and cut by flying glass today when their automobile and another collided here.
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Page 185
Dated: Sunday, Mar. 9, 1969
     Mrs. M. C. (Lou) Doolittle,
Fairfield Drive, Painesville, beloved wife of M. C. Doolittle, mother of Mrs. Donald R. (Marcia) Holland, and M. C. Doolittle II, all of Painesville, grandmother of three.  Services at St. James Episcopal Church, Painesville, Tuesday, March 11 at 2 a.m. interment Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville.  Friends will be received at the Nixon Funeral Home, 176 N. State St., Painesville, MONDAY 7-9 P.M.  The family suggests memorials to St. James Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or The Heart Fund.




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