Friday, April 25, 2008

OSCAR BIRCH - Obituary

Oscar Birch

The East Liverpool Tribune

Oscar Birch, aged 46, a well known liveryman of this city, died at 10 o'clock last night (Aug. 27, 1906) of typhoid pneumonia, at his home 2 ½ miles west of Calcutta. He had been ill three weeks and his death came as a surprise and deep shock to the family and friends.

He was born at Washington, Pa., but had resided in this section for a number of years. He was the senior member of the firm of Birch & Sons, liverymen, of this city, and had resided on a farm north of the city for the past 14 years.

The funeral arrangements had not been completed last night, but the body will be taken to Salineville, the home of his parents, for burial.

Mr. Birch was a member of the Long Run Presbyterian church and belonged to the Maccabees and the Home Guards of America. He was beloved by his wife and family and enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew him.

Besides the wife the following children survive: Clyde, Armond and Dwight, of this city; Viro, Myrl, Ruby, Hazel, Gladys, Clell and Lozelia, at home.

Two brothers, Elmer Birch, of Calcutta and William Birch, of East Palestine, two sisters, Mrs. Florence Soppitt, of Scott Haven, and Mrs. Orphanett Sowers, of Washington, Pa., and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Birch of Salineville, also survive.

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