Thursday, June 19, 2008


Mackall, Addison R.

The East Liverpool Tribune

July 1898


Two Hunters Among the Hills North of Fredericktown Make a Ghastly Find.


By Hanging Himself—His Father-in-Law and Brother-in-Law Both Positively Identify the Remains—Mackall Was Missing Since July.

D. L. Gilbert, carrier of the mails between this city ad Fredericktown, brought with him the story of the finding of a suicide's corpse on the Cronin farm, one mile north of Fredericktown.

The two sons of John Black, while hunting among the hills, came across the badly composed body of a man. The corpse lay under a tree, from a branch of which hung a strap, by which the deed had been committed. The head was severed from the body, and lay some distance away. The two boys reported their find to the people of the village and many flocked to see the ghastly sight. It was thought by the villagers to be the body of A. R. Mackall, the attorney of this city, who disappeared last July, and word was at once sent to his father-in-law, J. M. Smith, in this city, and his brother-in-law, L. D. Overlander, of East Palestine. They at once hurried to the scene, joined by James Mackall, a brother of the deceased.

The remains were identified beyond doubt by these gentlemen as those of Mackall.


Mackall had always been successful man, and was reputed to be very wealthy. In 1894 he suffered a severe illness, which affected his mind and caused his removal to Newberg asylum for the insane. In the spring of 1898 he had so improved that he was released, his brother-in-law giving bond for his safety. Mackall, however, was not cured, and in July he suddenly disappeared one night. At the same time a horse was missing from the barn of Mr. Overlander. The horse was afterwards found, but the halter-strap was missing, and nothing more was heard of him. For awhile it was believed he had gone by rail to the home of his sister in Kansas, but he was never again heard fo till his bleaching bones were found among the desolate hills above Fredericktown.


Addison R. Mackall was born in 1849, at Achor, Middleton township. He read law in Lisbon, under Hon. J. M. Dickinson, and was passed before the bar, coming to this city in 1876. In 1882 he married Rosa K. Smit, daughter of J. M. Smith, of Fourth street, and from this union resulted one child. The wife and child now reside in Wooster, Ohio.

Mackall was unusually bright and was an able barrister. At one time he had as a law partner, Hon. R. W. Tayler, now congressman from this district.

When the company was organized to build the East Liverpool bridge he was one of the leading spirits. Besides owning considerable realty, he controlled a goodly lot of Pittsburg street railway stock.

The sad news of his terrible ending brings forth expressions of sympathy for his family from the entire community and all who knew him. Mrs. Mackall was notified by wire Wednesday evening, and a funeral will be given all that of our old townsman.

FERGUSON Child - Obituary

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Ferguson

The East Liverpool Tribune

The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tomas P. Feerguson, of Lisbon street, died Sunday (Jan. 8, 1899). Interment in Riverview took place Tuesday.


Neville, Harry B.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Harry B. Neville will be buried from the U. P .church, Thursday, at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. Taggart officiating. Interment will be in Riverview cemetery. (Jan. 10, 1899)


Imbold, Andrew

The East Liverpool Tribune

Andrew Imbold, aged 82 years, died Friday (Jan. 13, 1899), at the home of T. M. Bennett. Remains were sent to Parkersburg, W. Va., for burial.


Hickman, Joseph F.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Joseph F. Hickman died at Carnegie, Pa., Friday (Jan. 13, 1899,) of typhoid fever. Deceased was a former resident of East Liverpool, and leaves six children, his wife having died of the same malady about five weeks ago.


Anderson, Robert

The East Liverpool Tribune

Robert, son of Robert Anderson, died Saturday (Jan 14, 1899), of lung afflicition.

JANE BRADY - Obituary

Brady, Miss Jane

The East Liverpool Tribune

Miss Jane Brady, aged 71 years, one of the pioneer residents of this section of the country, died Monday (Apr. 10, 1899) at her home near Walkers.

Miss Brady was the daughter of Captain Daniel Brady, and lived all of her life on the farm where she died, and was known to most every person in East Liverpool and Wellsville. Interment took place Thursday in the family burying ground, which is on the farm.


Copestick, John

The East Liverpool Tribune

John, eight-year-old son of William Copestick, died Monday (April 10, 1899)

JACK McGINNIS - Obituary

McGinnis, Jack

The East Liverpool Tribune

Jack McGinnis, aged 33 years, died Friday morning (April 7, 1899) at his home on Franklin street, after a short illness of pneumonia. He was a brother of Mary McGinnis, now Mrs. Henry Dechant, and Miss Annie McGinnis, one of the best known lady dry goods clerks in the city. He was a member of St. Aloysius church.


Bevington, Miss Kate

The East Liverpool Tribune

Miss Kate Bevington, aged 27 years, daughter of Henry Bevington, mail carrier, died Friday(Jan. 13, 1899) at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lloyd, Washington, Pa. Consumption was the cause of death. Deceased was popular and well known, being an active worker of the First M. E. church. Interment in Spring Grove took place Monday, a large circle of friends and relatives attending.


Simms, Claibourne B.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Claibourne B. Simms, of Lincoln Ave., aged 62 years, died suddenly Saturday evening (Jan. 23, 1899), of heart trouble. Deceased was a son of Basil Simms, deceased. Interment, which was private, took place Tuesday afternoon from the home of his brother, B. C. Simms, on Broadway. Rev. Greene officiated. The remains were laid to rest in Riverview. Deceased was born and lived all his life in this city. The pal bearers were Richard, Charles, B. C., M. S. and N. M Simms and John Seanor.


Calhoun, Mrs. Harriet

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Harriet Calhoun, mother of Dr. W. M. Calhoun, of the east end, died ah her home at East Springfield, Jefferson county, on Sunday (Mar. 5, 1899), aged 79 years. Eight children survive her, five sons and three daughters. The funeral took place at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Dr. Calhoun left on Monday for East Springfield.

J. R. MASE - Obituary

Mase, J. R.

The East Liverpool Tribune

J. R. Mase, aged 50 years, died Tuesday (Jan. 3, 1899), of typhoid fever, at his home on Lisbon street. Wife, son and daughter survive. The Odd Fellows are conducting the funeral services to-day.

H. F. HARRIS - Obituary

Harris, H. F.

The East Liverpool Tribune

H. F. Harris, business manager of the "Crisis", was called to Ashtabula last Friday by the illness of his mother. The lady died Sunday (Jan. 1, 1899). She was a cousin of Whittier, the famous New England poet. Mr. Harris has the sympathy of the entire community.


Ford, Mrs. Katharine

The East Liverpool Tribune

Dec. 29, 1898

The funeral of Mrs. Katharine Ford took place from her late home on Ravine street, Monday

HILL Infant - Obituary

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Hill

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mr. and Mrs. C..C. Hill buried their six week old son at Edinburg, Ohio, Wednesday (Jan. 3, 1899)


Beardmore, Lucy, O.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Lucy O., daughter of john Beardsmore died Monday (Jan. 2, 1899), and was buried in Spring Grove cemetery, Wednesday.


Kelly, Edward

The East Liverpool Tribune

Edward Kelly of this city, aged 26 years, died at Alleghany General Hospital, Saturday (Dec. 31, 1899), after an illness of a year past. Interment took place Tuesday afternoon from the home of his cusin, Leroy Rinehart, Rev. Swift officiating.


Waterfield, David

The East Liverpool Tribune

O. O. F. Funeral Services

The Funeral services of David Waterfiled, who died Monday evening (April 14, 1902), at the rolling mill, Chester, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Odd Fellows hall, Rev. C. G. Jordan officiated. Lodge No. 533, of Irondale, of which the deceased was a member attended the funeral in a body.

Interment was made in the Odd Fellows lot at Riverview cemetery. This was the first funeral that has ever been held from the I. O. O. F. hall in this city.


Hargreaves, Bessie

The East Liverpool Tribune


Little Bessie Hargreaves injured by a Street Car – Hands, Arms and Legs Crushed.

Bessie, 12-year-old daughter of James Hargreaves, of East End, met with a fatal accident Tuesday morning (Jul. 3, 1901)

The little girl had been sent by her mother to a neighbor to get some milk. She rode a part of the way on the rear of an ice wagon, from which she jumped directly in front of an approaching car. It was too late to stop the car and the girl was caught up by the trucks.

Both hands, arms, and one leg were crushed into a shapeless mass.

Drs. Marshall and Trimmer were at once called and amputated the injured members. The little one was still living Wednesday. No blame was attached to the motorman.

The Street Railway Company has done a very clever act in stringing a wire up the hill to the Hargreaves home and putting in an electric fan for the comfort of the little girl.


The little girl, after a most comforting talk with her mamma, died last evening between four and five o'clock. She said: "Mamma, I am going on ahead ot heaven – just a little while before you, It may seem long to you – but it won't be only just a little while. I'll be watching for you."

She was kept under the influence of aenesthetic<sic>, so that her death was painless, and she just sank to sleep from exhaustion.

The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Hargeaves have the sympathy of the entire city in their sad sorrow. Bessie was a dear, sweet little girl that everybody loved who came within the radiance of the sunshine of her girlhood nature.


Connell, Mrs. Mary Jane

The Eat Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Alexander Connell, of Sixth street, passed peacefully away, at her home at 11:30 Wednesday night (Jan. 29, 1902) from old age. She was born in Calcutta, March 6, 1815. Her maiden name was Jane Azdell. She was educated in Calcutta schools. At the age of 26 she married to Alex. Connell. Eight children have been born to bless the union: John E. Connell, of Indianola, Ia., and Mrs. S. O. Milligan, of Kingman, Kan., survive.

Mr. and Mrs. Connell moved to East Liverpool about seventeen years ago, and they have since made their home at the corner of Sixth and Jackson streets. Mrs. Connell has lived in Columbiana county all her life and she has many friends who will be pained to hear of her demise.

While still a young girl Mrs. Connell joined the United Presbyterian church.


Husband of the above named lady, died Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 28, 1902), just a few hours following his wife to the better world.

The funeral will be a double one, and both will be laid to rest in the same grave.

Services will be held in the U. P. church Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment will follow at the Calcutta cemetery.

Mr. Connell was a most respected pioneer resident of this end of Columbiana county. Previous to moving to the city he lived on a farm about tow miles out. He was about 88 years of age, and as a lifelong member of the United Presbyterian church.

ALLISON Infant - Obituary

Allison infant

The East Liverpool Tribune

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Allison, of Second Street, died Wednesday (May 3, 1899).

MRS. R. H. CORLETT - Obituary

Corlett, Mrs. R. H.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. R. H. Corlett, died Monday (May 1, 1899) morning at the home of her brother, George Hamilton, 193 Fifth street, after a long illness. The remains were taken to Pittsburg.


Tolbert, Warren

The East Liverpool Tribune

The young son of Jos. Tolbert died Friday (April 28, 1899) and was buried in Riverview n Monday.


Booth, Emanuel

The East Liverpool Tribune

Emanuel Booth, an aged resident and pioneer potter, died at his home on Third street Thursday morning (May 4, 1899) of an overdose of laudanum, which he had of late been taking as a medicine.


Bettridge, Mrs. Mary

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Mary Bettridge, aged seventy-six, while walking across the kitchen floor at her residence, on Sunday (April 30, 1899) last, failed to observe that a trap-door, leading into the cellar, was open and she was precipitated through the opening, receiving injuries that produced death within a few hours. It is a singular coincidence that the mother of the deceased, also a resident of East Liverpool, met her death in precisely the same manner some thirty years ago.


Bannister, David

The East Liverpool Tribune

David Bannister, an aged colored man, residing on Second street, died Thursday afternoon (May 4, 1899.

Mr. Bannister was well known all over the city, for his integrity, congenial spirit and beautiful Southern manners.

Deceased was born at Lexington, Va., and up to the close of the war lived as a slave upon the plantation of Col. Bannister, on Bannister river, a tributary of the James river. He was the head house servant.

He came to East Liverpool on July 3, 1882, just one day before the famous Sciota disaster, bringing with hom many flattering testimonials of character and honesty. Mr. Bannister enjoyed the respect and good will of many of the very best families in the city, in whose employ he proved efficient and careful above all, and was an extremely good, law abiding citizen.

The only remaining member of his family is a son, Calvin, of Pittsburg, though he leaves a wife and step-daughter, Cordelia Jones.

T. M . Bradley & WM FISHER - Obituary


T. M. Bradley and Wm. Fisher Go Down Off Babb's Island.

The Bodies Found.

The East Liverpool Tribune

May 2, 1899

Late Tuesday evening T. M. Bradley, William D. Fisher and John Thompson, the latter of Calcutta, went out for a boat ride, and after rowing as far as Babb's island decided to change oarsmen, when Fisher and Bradley agreed to exchange places, and in so doing Fisher stepped on one side of the boat, upsetting it, and all were precipitated into the murky waters.

Lying near, tied to the beach, was the towboat, John A. Wood, and the crew heard the cries of the young men, but by the time they got to them only Thompson was above water and he was rescued.

Word was at once sent to Robert F. Bradley and Benjamin Fisher, fathers of the boys. The news was a heavy blow to their families, but searching parties to recover the bodies were at once formed and on Wednesday afternoon the bodies were found near the scene of the accident.

Bradley was aged 30 years, and married, leaving a wife and child.

Fisher was aged 36 years and single.


Skelton, Patrick

The East Liverpool Tribune

Patrick Skelton, aged 72, died Monday (Feb. 20, 1899).

JUDGE L. W. KING - Obituary

King, Judge L. W.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Judge L. W. King, of Youngstown, Ohio, died Saturday, July 15, (1899), after an illness of a month's duration, with a complication of diseases. During his illness he was attended by his brother, Dr. A. L. King, and four sisters, but all efforts of medical science and tender loving care were unavailing in prolonging the life of one of God's noblemen.

Funeral services were held at Youngstown Tuesday at 9 a.m., and were attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, including members of the Columbiana County Bar.

We take the following from the Pittsburg "Dispatch":

Judge King was born in Unity township, Columbiana county, in 1854, and attended the public schools in Lisbon. Before attaining his majority he located in Canfield, this county, entering the drug store of M. Y. B. King, and upon the election of the latter as probate judge, entered his office as a clerk and began reading law with W. S. Anderson, now of the firm of Anderson & Jones, of this city. Later he formed a partnership with Mr. Anderson. Prior to this Judge King had taken an active part in county politics and by reson of his eloquence passed rapidly to the front as a Republican leader. He was nominated and elected probate judge, and at the end of the first term unanimously re-nominated and re-elected by a large majority.

After six years in the probate office he retired at the end of his second term and formed a law partnership with his former, tutor, W. S. Anderson, which continued a number of years. Judge King then retired and formed a partnership with John E. McVey.

Judge King enjoyed politics as a relaxation from the heavy work of the law, and since attaining his majority has attended every national, state, congressional, and county convention of the party, and was always honored with recognition by the chair whenever he arose to speak, and given the closest attention, no matter how large the audience. Possessing the courage of his convictions, he did not hesitate to utter them, regardless of the time or place, or the effect his utterances might have upon him personally or politically.

At the instance of numerous friends, Judge King decided to enter the list at the Salem Congressional convention in Alliance two years later at which the present Congressman was nominated, Judge King was urged to allow his name to be presented at the convention by a sufficient number of candidates to insure his nomination. His reply was: "I promised to support Bob Taylor for Congress, and I intend to stand by my promise, as I know he would do under the same circumstances." The action of Judge King was typical of the man, and the eloquent speech he made in presenting R. W. Taylor to the convention showed that he had the courage to do what he knew was right, even when the temptation of a certain nomination was placed before him.

Judge King was a keen, public spirited man in the broadest sense, always taking an active part in whatever would advance the interests of the city in which he lived. He was largely interested as a stockholder in the Youngstown Ice Company, the Finished Steel Company, the Andrews Bros. & Company, and other leading corporations of the city. In social and secret society circles he was always active, being a member of the Elks, Masons, and Knights of Pythias, and was at all times ready to respond when called upon, either in the lodge room, or to contribute to worthy charity.

Judge King was never married, finding his greatest pleasure with his sisters and brother, whom he idolized, and to whom he gave the wealth of his affections.


Kinsey, Mrs. Martha

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Martha Kinsey, aged 77 years, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 1899) at Georgetown, Pa, after fourteen months' illness. Six children survive. Z. B. Kinsey, Collin Kinsey, Mrs. A. Bence, of East Liverpool; Thos. Kinsey, of Cleveland, John Kinsey, of Georgetown, and Mrs. James Anderson of Beaver, Pa.

Interment was held from the late home of the deceased on Wednesday afternoon and a host of friends were in attendance.


Godwin, Charles

The East Liverpool Tribune

Charles Godwin, oldest brother of the late James Godwin, of East Liverpool, and the late Thomas Godwin, of New Cumberland, died at his home in Conneautville, Pa., last week. Interment took place Friday (Feb. 17, 1899). Deceased was an uncle of John Godwin, of East Liverpool. He leaves two sons, Lee Godwin, of Conneautville, and W. J. Godwin, of Butler, Pa.


Kevan, George

The East Liverpool Tribune

George Kevan, aged 11 years, son of John Kevan, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 1899), of typhoid fever.

BRICK Child - Obituary

Child of John Brick

The East Liverpool Tribune

The one-year-old child of John Brick died Sunday (Feb. 19, 1899), of pneumonia.


Wells, George

The East Liverpool Tribune

George Wells, aged 74 years, died Friday (Feb. 17, 1899) at his home on Seventh street, of paralysis. Deceased leaves nine children – Mrs. Phoebe Mercer, of Agricola, Coffee Co., Kansas; John Wells, Mrs. Mattie Mercer, of Hancock Co., W. VA.; Will, George, Misses Maze and Ida, Mrs. Maggie Mercer and Mrs. Ella Finley, of this city.

Mr. Wells was well known, and owned a good amount of local realty.

Interment in Riverview took place Monday.


Allison, Jonathan

The East Liverpool Tribune

Jonathan Allison, aged 79 years, died at his home in Chester, W. Va., Friday, (Feb. 17, 1899) of Bright's disease.


Wallace, Hugh

The East Liverpool Tribune

Hugh Wallace, five years old, son of Mrs. Wilfred Wallace, was fatally burned Friday. The little fellow threw kerosene into the grate and his clothes became ignited. He died Saturday (Feb. 18, 1899)

MRS. EMMA HULME - Obituary

Hulme, Mrs. Emma

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Emma Hulme, aged 61 years, died Friday at her home on Short street, of paralysis. Deceased was the wife of the late Wm. Hulme and leaves seven children – Mrs. W. H. Cochran, Mrs. Charles Knobloch, Mrs. Ollie Sebring, Mrs. Wm. Tritt, William and George, of this city and Mrs. Harry Calhoun, of West Newton, Pa.

Mrs. Hulme was an active church worker, being a member of the First M. E. church for over thirty years. She was also prominently connected with the various societies of the church and was most popular with young and old.

Interment took place from the First M. E. Church on Monday and the remains were laid to rest in Riverview cemetery.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Note the date and Please Join Us

What : First Genealogy Fair

When : Saturday, July 12th from Noon until 3:00

Where : Multipurpose Room in the old Chester High School (Now the City Municipal Building ) and located at 6th and Indiana Ave.

We are still working out the details, and they will be posted again when final. There will be displays on early families in this area, speakers and light refreshments. In addition to genealogy displays, the halls of the municipal building house many displays of local history, including pottery and Rock Springs Park as well as displays of class photos from Chester High School.

If you are interested in setting up a display, please contact me jan.waite(at)verizon(dot)net. There is no setup or admission fee. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

HENRY B. SWAN - Obituary

Swan, Henry B.
The East Liverpool Tribune
Henry B. Swan died at 11:30 a.m. yesterday (June 20, 1906) at his home in Calcutta street from a complication of diseases, aged 68 years. He is survived by his wife and two children, C. E. Swan, of Calcutta, and Mrs. C. E. Barrett, of this city. The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the residence, the Rev. J. N. Swan officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery. The remains may be viewed by friends this forenoon and tomorrow afternoon.
The deceased was born in Cincinnati and was a stonemason, but for the past few years he was engaged in the grocery business. he was a veteran of the civil war, serving as a member of the 140th Ohio. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Swan came to East Liverpool about 17 years ago.


Eidenour, John
The East Liverpool Tribune
Ira Riebel Received Word of Death of John Eidenour
Ira Riebel, a glost kilnhand a the Laughlin plant No. 3, has received word of the death of his grandfather, John Eidenour, in Meigs county. He was 86 years old and was a native of Jefferson county, but had spent the greater part of his life at the place where he died.
His wife died about a month ago and brooding over her loss is supposed to have hastened his end. They had been married 63 years and raised a family of fourteen children, most of whom still survive. He served in the civil war and lived a consistent Christian life.

CLARA LEWIS - Obituary

Lewis, Miss Clara
The East Liverpool Tribune
Clara Lewis, aged 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, died about noon yesterday (May 24, 1906) at the home of her parents near "Hail Deadening," a few miles north of the city. Death was due to typhoid fever following a brief illness.
The funeral was announced last night to take place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock burial to occur in the Madison church cemetery. The Rev. C. L. V. McKee will probably have charge.
Miss Lewis is survived by her parents and three sisters and one brother as follows: Ada Lewis, at home; Mrs. Joseph Crawford, Mrs. Harry Walters, of this city, Walter Lewis at home.
The young lady was well known in this city, and the news of her sudden death was received with deep regret. She had been a member of church since girlhood and possessed many beautiful traits of character that endeared her to her friends.

REV. T. H. HALL - Obituary

Hall, Rev. T. H.
The East Liverpool Tribune
May 20. 1906
The body of the Rev. T. H. Hall will arrive on the 10:30 train this morning from Hurffville, N. J., and will be removed to the home of Alfred Harrison in Seventh street. Funeral services will be hed a the Harrison home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Complying with the dying wish of the deceased, his body will be laid to rest along side that of his mother in the Spring Grove cemetery. The Rev. Drs. Jones and Lane will conduct the services.


Clupper, Mrs. Elizabeth
The East Liverpool Tribune
Died Yesterday at Her Late Home in East Palestine
George Wilson, of Klondike, received word yesterday afternoon (June 11, 1906) of the death of his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Clupper, which occurred yesterday morning at East Palesting after a lingering illness of cancer. She was 77 years old, and a native of Mahoning county.
A husband and two children survive. Wli living at East Palestine and Mrs. Elsie Wilson, of East End. the deceased was a member of the Lutheran church and was held in high esteem by all.
No particulars were received in regard to the funeral, but it will likely beheld Wednesday.


Warrick, William W.
The East Liverpool Tribune
William W. Warrick, aged 78 years, one of the best known citizens of Washington, Pa., died yesterday (May 28, 1906) of a stroke of paralysis. He had been engaged in the grocery and the milling business for a number of years with a brother, G. M. Warrick. He leaves two sons, Thatcher, at New York, and W. Wiley, of Pittsburg, and a daughter, Mrs. Ely, also of Pittsburg. A number of distant relatives also survive in this city.

EDNA CRIDER - Obituary

Crider, Edna
The East Liverpool Tribune
Edna, the 8 -year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Crider of the North Side, died at 7 o'clock last night (May 28, 1906) after a brief illness of peritonitis following funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. J. G. Reinartz, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview. The child was attending school when stricken. she was a promising pupil and was idolized by her parents to whom her sudden death comes as a deep shock. Mr. Crider, the father, is president of the kilnmen's local No. 9, and is employed at the Laughlin plant No. 2.


Callahan, Michael
The East Liverpool Tribune
Michael Callahan Killed Near Canonsburg, Pa.
Young Companion Suffers the Same Fate
Two Were Walking on Track and Did Not Hear Warning Signals.
Michael Callahan, aged 23 years, of 314 West Third street, was run down by a freight train on the Chartiers branch of the Pennsylvania railroad near the Canonsburg, Pa., station Saturday night (June 9, 1906) and killed.
Kenzie Hart, the son of a policeman at Canonsburg, was a companion of Callahan and he was also killed.
The body of Callahan was taken to his late home last night and the funeral will probably be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Aloysius church, interment being at St. Aloysius cemetery.
The men had been on a little evening jaunt and were returning home by an indirect route from their trip. A shifting engine was backing some cars down the track and hearing no signal, the two men kept on the track and were run down.
The bodies were soon found and as soon as identity was established a telephone message to the police of this city told of the death of Callahan. Patrolman Clifford Dawson advised the parents of the young man of his death.
Michael Callahan, sr., and a son John went to Canonsburg Sunday morning and returned last night with the body.
Callahan had been employed at the Canonsburg pottery since last September as a batter-out. He was expected home soon. He was a member of the East Liverpool Council, Knights of Columbus, and was a popular young fellow.
He always took an interest in baseball and achieved some reputation as a pitcher. His parents, brothers, John, William and Jerry, and sisters, Mrs. Joseph Bastian and Mrs. William Schepp, survive.


Fortune, William
The East Liverpool Tribune
July 6, 1906)
William Fortune, aged 47, is dead at his late home in Third street after a long illness of a complication of diseases. He was employed for a number of years in the potteries of the city and enjoyed a wide acquaintance.
The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the services being conducted by the Rev. Dr. J. C. Taggart.
Deceases is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. Charles Graham of Cleveland, and Mrs. H. A. Foutts, of East Liverpool; his mother, Mrs. Ellen Fortune, of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. H. Clark, of Pittsburg; Mrs. William Quinn, of Nashville, Tenn.; Mrs. R. logan, of Holland, Kansan, and a brother, Harry Fortune, of Pittsburg.


Pegnoto, Theodore
The East Liverpool Tribune
Fellow Workman Narrowly Escapes Death Trying to Rescue Him
Theodore Pegnoto, an Italian, aged 18 years, fell from a sand boat at dam No. 8 near Congo, at 7:30 yesterday morning and was drowned ( Jun. 27, 1906). The body was in the water two hours before being recovered. A German known by his fellow workmen by no other name than "Fritz," came near losing his own life while attempting to rescue Pegnoto.
Pegnoto, with others, was at work on the dam, when he was seen to fall from the sand boat into the river. He could not swim, and the other Italians became greatly excited. The only one present who went to the rescue was the German. He jumped into the water and was immediately seized by Pregnoto and was rendered powerless. Meanwhile the Italians on the edge of the dam did not offer any assistance, but Fritz succeeded in freeing himself from the grasp of the drowning man.
Arner and Bower removed the body to their undertaking establishment and prepared it for burial. Squire W. C. Johnston, acting coroner, conducted an inquest, Dr. G. L Beaumont, E. L. Blankenship, Ara Jackson, J. P. Wright, Joseph Gower and G. O Arner serving as jurors.
The verdict waas accidential drowning.
The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock this morning form Sacred Heart church, the Rev. Father, Sauer officiating. Interment will be made in St. Aloysius cemetery, East Liverpool.
Carlo Pegnoto, a brother of the deceases, was among the force at the dam when the drowning occurred.

MARY BAKER - Obituary

Baker, Miss Mary
The East Liverpool Tribune
Miss Mary A. Baker, aged 76, died last evening (Jul. 15, 1906) at half past eight o'clock at the home of her nephew, John W. Baker, Twentieth street and Riverside. The remains will be taken Tuesday to Slate, Wood county, W. Va., the former home of the deceased, for burial Services will be held at that place.

EMMA HANLON - Obituary

Hanlon, Mrs. Emma
The East Liverpool Tribune
The funeral of Mrs. Emma Hanlon, who died Wednesday (July 4, 1906) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Newborn, Bradshaw avenue, will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock a the Catholic church, the Rev. Father Thomas Smythe officiating. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery.


Champney, Norman
The East Liverpool Tribune
Veteran Railroader Passes Away After an Illness of Fourteen Months
Norman Champney, aged 73, died yesterday morning (Jun. 21, 1906) at half past four at his home in Broadway after an illness of fourteen months of liver trouble. For the past nine months he had been bedfast.
Funeral services will be held at half past twelve Saturday a the home conducted by the Rev. R. H. Caulk, of Cleveland, a former pastor. Interment will be made in Spring Hill cemetery.
Mr.. Champney was born in New York state and had made his home in Wellsville for the past 50 years, all of which time he was in the employ of the C. & P. Three years ago he was placed on the pension list. He was popular with the other employes of the road and was trusted and respected by the officials. He was active in relief work at the time of the Johnstown flood, when he had charge of a relief train under the direction of Superintendent Loree.
He served three years in the civil war as a member of the 19th Ohio battery, enlisting under Capt. Taxton in Cleveland in 1862. He was a member of the Wellsville Chapter, R. A. M., and of the Veteran Employes association.
He is survived by a wife and one son, Bion of Bellaire; also by one brother, Wilbur, of Kent, O.

GEORGE HAND - Obituary

Hand, George
The East Liverpool Tribune
George Hand, a former well known East Liverpool potter, died Sunday (July 1, 1906) at his home in Trenton, N. J. His wife died a few weeks ago. Among the surviving relatives were Alfred Hand, a son, residing at Wellsville, and a granddaughter, Mrs. William Carlisle of Lisbon.


Chapman, Mrs. John
The East Liverpool Tribune
Mrs. John Chapman, aged about 60, succumbed to a stroke of paralysis at 5 o'clock last evening (Jun. 19, 1906) at her home in Smiths Ferry. she had been ill less than an week. She was the wife of Justice Chapman and had lived in Smiths Ferry and vicinity all her life.
The funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal church, the Rev. Mr. Westwood officiating. Interment will be made in the Georgetown cemetery. Undertaker W. J. Todd of this city will be in charge of the funeral.
Mrs. Chapman lived a consistent Christian life and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.


Kernott, Harry A.
The East Liverpool Tribune
Harry A. Kernott, one of the best known tailors of the city died at 10:30 o'clock Monday night (Jun. 18, 1906) at the home of his brother, K. M. Kernott of Washington, Pa., after a brief illness of lung trouble. The news of his death came as a shock to his many friends and is deeply regretted. He was 49 years old.
The body will arrive in the city this afternoon on the 3:30 train and will be removed by Undertaker Sturges to the Elks' Hall where funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock, the Rev. E. M. McMillin of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Mr. Kernott was a member of the lodge, the members of which will accompany the body to the Riverview cemetery where it will be laid to rest with impressive ceremonies.
Mr. Kernott was in the tailoring business in East Liverpool for over 14 years and was very well thought of. He was charitable, genial, whole-souled and always willing to lend a helping hand to those who needed it.
He was born in Callensburtg, Pa., and lived in that state until coming to this city. He was married, his wife and one daughter preceding him to the grave several years ago. He is survived by his aged father in Venango county, Pa., and four brothers, J. E. and C. L., of Chicago; K. M., of Washington, Pa.; O. E., of East Liverpool and three sisters, Mrs. L. J. McIntyre, of Reynoldsville, Pa.; Mrs. G. B. Humphrey, of Dubois, Pa.; Miss Anna Kernott, Clintonville, Pa.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Symbolism on gravestones

Have you ever looked at a tombstone and wondered just what the image that is engraved in the stone means? While doing the cemetery transcriptions and photographing markers, I see so many different engravings. Some easily portray the meaning, others sometimes leave me wondering. If you would like study this further, below are some links that will help or you can just type Gravestone Symbolism into your browser.

Also, initials for organizations can be found here:

Happy Searching,

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Glenn, Eugenie
The East Liverpool Tribune
Eugenie F. Glenn, aged 28, daughter of Mrs. M. B. Glenn, died at noon yesterday, (Jun. 22, 1906) at her home, 151 Vine street, after a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. She had been an invalid all of her life and the last three years was shlpless. This is the second time the family has been bereaved in two months, the father being the first one called.
The funeral services will likely be held Sunday. Interment will be made in the Township Line cemetery. The deceased is survived by her mother, a sister, Gertrude, and a brother, Fred.


Booker, Christina
The East Liverpool Tribune
Christina V. Booker, aged two months, died Sunday (Aug. 19, 1906) of infantile trouble a the home of her parents, 141 Bank street. The funeral services will be held this morning at 11 o'clock and burial will be made at Riverview.

FRANK BAKER - Obituary

Baker, Frank
The East Liverpool Tribune
Frank Baker, aged 26, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening (Aug. 18, 1906) at his home in Dry Run of consumption after a lingering illness. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. S. A. Peregoy of the Erie street Meghodist Episcopal church officiating. Burial will be made at Spring Grove.


Hargreaves, James S. (Should read Joseph)
The East Liverpool Tribune
James S. Hargreaves, a well known pottery worker and veteranof the war of the rebellion, died yesterday afternoon (Jan. 24, 1907) at his home in Pennsylvania avenue, East End, of pneumonia, aged 60 years. The remains will be taken to Terre Haute, Ind., Saturday, for burial. Mr. Hargreaves is survived by his wife.
Hargreaves Funeral
Rev. S. A. Peregoy, pastor of the Erie Street M. E. church, conducted the funeral services over the remains of the late Joseph Hargreaves at the residence yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. the remains were then taken to Sullivan, Ind. for Interment. The widow accompanied the body and will make her future home in that state.


Swaney, Alcinus
The East Liverpool Tribune
Alcinus Swaney Succumbs to An Attack of Heart Trouble
Had Excellent Record In Civil War--Highly Esteemed by Everyone
Alcinus Swaney, the veteran mail carrier, died suddenly at 11:35 Saturday night (Jan. 26, 1907) at his home, 3?0 Lincoln avenue, of an aflection of the heart, aged 64 years. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon from the family residence. The Rev. J. M. Price, of Wellsville, an old friend of the deceased, will conduct the services, assisted by the Rev. Dr. E. M. McMillen, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery. The pall bearers will be members of the local post of the G. A. R.
Mr. Swaney was born at Millpot, Ohio, and removed to East Liverpool 28 years ago. He was for a short time engaged in the grocery business at Market and Second streets, in the room now occupied by Joseph H. McCoy. Retiring from the grocery business he was employed for 10 years in the Laughlin and K. T. & K. potteries.
In 1889, when the free delivery system was established at the postoffice Mr. Swaney entered the service as carrier No. 1, which position he held up to the time of his death. He served three years as a member of Company K, 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having enlisted at Massilion. He had a splendid soldier record, but being strongly prejudiced against those things, could never be induced to relate anything of the part he played in the struggle between the north and south. Col. H. R. Hill was on of his comrades in arms.
Mr. Swaney was a life long Demcorat, and adhered closely to the lines as laid down by his party, but never engaged in an argument or attempted to exploit his opinions in the presence of others. Hw eas an honored member of General Lyons Post No. 44, Grand Army of the Republic, and of Ohio Valley Ruling No. 43, Mystic Circle, but owing to the wishes of the deceased niether of these organizations will attend his funeral as organizations.
Last Tuesday Mr. Swaney had a sinking spell, which was sttributed to an affection of the heart. His recovery seemed to be rapid, and on Saturday he reported to the postoffice and notified Postmaster Surles that he would rresume his duties as carrier Sunday morning. After a half-hour's pleasant chat with Postmaster Surlesand the office force he proceeded to his home, and after eating a hearty supper remarked ahat he was feeling splendidly and would visit a neighbor before retiring.
Returning sooner than was expected he was asked why he had returned so soon, and replied that he had forgotten to wind the eight-day clock. this duty which he performed with careful regularity, having been performed, he bade the family good night and ascended the stairs to retire.
Shortly after Mrs. Swaney and daughter, miss Allie, followed Mr. Swaney up stairs and on arriving near his room heard him moaning. On entering his room they found him in bed an to all appearances lifeless. Dr. Bailey was then summoned and on examination pronounced Mr. Swaney dead.
Speaking of Mr. Swaney last night Postmaster Surles said: "Mr. Swaney was the oldest employe of this office. He came here long before my time, and I have never met a man in a social or business way that I held in greater regard. I have never known him to be out of humor; he was always kind and courteous to his fellow employes and there has never been a complaint from any of the patrons on his route. He was one of the best men I have ever known. He wore three stars as a mark of continuous service as carrier and would have soon been entitled to the golden star, an especial mark of honor."
Mr. Swaney is survived by his wife and the following children; Frank Swaney, manager of the local Bell telephone exchange; William Swaney, wire chief of the Bell telephone exchange; Daniel H. Swaney, of Allegheny, Pa.; James Swaney, of East End, Pittsburg; Miss Allie Swaney, at home, and Harry H. Swaney, in the employ of the C. & P. Railway company at Wellsville.