Monday, February 4, 2008

Corner Stone Relics

The Evening Review
Monday February 12, 1900

Built into St. Stephen's Church in 1877
Examined at Evening Service

Program of the Exercises at the Laying of the Stone
- Names of Church Officers at that time -
Copies of the old Time Church Papers


The box placed in the corner stone of St. Stephen's Church Thursday October 11, 1877 at 3 pm was opened at the close of the services in the parish building last evening by Rev. Edwin Weary.

Before the opening of the treasures a short address was made by Reverend Weary relatively to the history of the box. The contents were then displayed to the congregation in the following order: One Bible and a prayer book presented to the church by Mr. Thomas, senior warden of the Church of the ascension, Wellsville: one silver coin dated 1877, one copy of Potter's gazette dated October 4, 1877, copy of the Standard of the Cross, the Episcopal Church Organ, edited by Rev. W. C. French, of Cleveland, dated October 18, 1877; Episcopal Church Almanac; Copy of the Churchman in which was a program of the order of the corner stone laying; copy of the Spirit of Missions, October 6, 1877; copy of the Journal of the Thirtieth Diocese and Convention.

The service on that date was in charge of Rev.Micki, then Pastor of the Church. After the usual Church services the cornerstone was laid by Rev. W. C.French, D.D. of Cleveland.

The following list of Officers of the Church at that time were placed in the box; Wardens, M. Bagley and Mr. Wilson: Vestrymen, Benjamin Harker, John Garner, James R. Rigby, Samuel and William Baggott. The Officers of the Sunday School were: William Wilson, Superintendent; John Garner, Secretary; Teachers, Joseph Barker, George Smith, J. T. Ross, Rose Peterson, Lydia Croxall, Annie Garner, Mary Mast and Sarah Johnson. The Building Committee consisted of George A. Humerick - house chairman; William Wilson -treasurer; Edward Pearson and John Garner.

Those who had contracts for the Church were; Masonry ; Phillips & Abrams, Brick; Surles & Bros,Carpenters; Merchant & Rodgers.

When the church was built the membership was 35 the collection for that year amounted to $358.06. Today the membership is 235, the collection last year amounted to $5190.

When the new corner stone is laid the contents ofthe old box will be placed in the new box.

The vestry with the several committees appointed by the congregation to solicit funds for the erection of the new Church will meet this evening in the parish building for the purpose of ascertaining how much money has been pledged.

Contributed by Virginia Stevens Plumley


The Evening Review
Tuesday January 30, 1900


St. Stephen's Congregation pledged $3000
Toward a New Church

At the Congregational Meeting Last Evening
Committees Were Named to Act With the Vestry in
Securing Additional Funds for Church Erection

The congregation of St. Stephen's Church met in the parish building last evening to consider plans and means for the erection of a new Church to take the place of the structure destroyed by fire Saturday morning. Just about one half of the members of the church were present, the cold weather causing many to be absent. Rev. Edwin Weary presided at the meeting and explained to the members the situation. After a short discussion it was decided to take up a subscription to be used as a building fund. When all had contributed it was found that $3000 had been pledged. This with the insurance gives the congregation a fund of $7000 to start the new Church with. Two Committees, one of the ladies, another of the gentlemen, were appointed to act with the vestryin soliciting additional additional funds.

It has been decided that the new Church shall be built of stone, but construction will not be commenced until spring. The building will be of Gothic architecture and one story in height. Reverend Weary stated today the new Church would cost not less than $15,000 and probably $20,000.

Contributed by Virginia Stevens Plumley

An Old Bell

The Evening Review
Saturday January 27, 1900


That at St. Stephen's Church Has an Interesting History

The bell saved from the fire at St. Stephen's Church this morning has an interesting history. The bell was originally owned by Ben Burgess, a brother of Sanitary Officer Burgess. it was purchased at Napoleon, Ark., a small town near the mouth of the Arkansas River, in December 1860. It was placed on a boat owned by Burgess called the "Wheeling Glass Trader" and taken to Baton Rouge, La. in the following February. Next day that state seceded from the Union, and the residents of Baton Rouge went to the boat and rang the bell for almost a day. The boat was then taken to New Orleans and the bell was to be sent to this place, but before it was allowed to be taken from there Burgess was compelled to pay between $5 and $6 custom duties. The bell was taken to Pittsburg on the"Prima Donna" from New Orleans and later brought to this city. It was presented to the Episcopal Church in 1863 by Mrs. Jane Burgess.

Contributed by Virginia Stevens Plumley


The Evening Review
Saturday January 27, 1900
Over Heated Furnace Causes a Disastrous Fire
Loss will reach about $8,000
Fire had been burning for quite a time before an alarmwas turned in - Steps will be taken at once to erect a new Church to cost not less than $10,000.
Fire Last night caused the total destruction of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Fourth Street. Anover heated heater in the cellar started it. The Church when built cost $8,000, and insurance to the amount of $4500 was carried on the property.

The fire was discovered at 1:50 o'clock this morning by William Kelly, who turned in the alarm. The department made a quick run, and when they reached the church, finding it useless to attempt to save thebuilding, turned their attention to the rectory, and the parish building. Several lines of hose were turned on the church to drown the flames and while this wasbeing done, water was thrown on the other church buildings. No damage resulted to the rectory, but the parish building was partially flooded. This however will cause no inconvenience to the services that will be held tomorrow.

St. Stephen's Church was organized in 1837. For many years the congregation worshiped in a small frame building now standing in the rear of the Church. In 1879 the congregation erected a new building at the cost of $8,000, and on the evening of May 8 last the congregation paid the last dollar of a $4,500 mortgage and burned that paper. Last summer the congregation expended $1,200 improving the rectory and the parish building. Since the brick Church was built the following pastors have officiated: Rev. McKim, Rev. Burks, Rev. Taylor, Rev. O'Mears, and Rev. Weary. the last-named had prepared to observe his second anniversary tomorrow, but this has been postponed.

Contributed by Virginia Stevens Plumley


Mrs. Ruth Ellen Baker Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Moore Baker, 30, wife of Cassius R. Baker, of La Croft died in the City Hospital Tuesday at 12:05 p.m.

Mrs. Baker was born in East Liverpool. She was a member of the La Croft Mission.

Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Robert and Richard Baker and two brothers, John and Charles Moore, both of East Liverpool.

Funeral services will be held in the LaCroft mission Friday at 2:30 p.m. in charge of Rev. Mary Thompson, the pastor. Burial will be made in Spring Hill Cemetery at Wellsville.

Friends are asked to call at the home tonight or Thursday night.

RUBY SATOW - Obituary

Mrs. Ruby Satow Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

Jan. -26-1966

Mrs. Ruby M. Satow, 83, of 1516 Lincoln Ave/, Wellsville, widow of John E. Satow, died today at 10 a.m. at East Liverpool Osteopathic Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Satow, a native of Burning Springs, W. Va., was born April 24, 1882, to the late John Sink and Lucetta Collins Sink.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Helen Snyder of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Clara Stover of East Liverpool and Mrs. Alice Coleman of Wellsville, and three sons, Frank W. Satow of Wellsville, G. Edwin Satow of Glenmoor and Raymond J. Satow of East Liverpool.

The Haugh Funeral Home in Wellsville is arranging services.


William Coleman Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

William J. Coleman, 55, of Gilford Rd., Lisbon, a World War II veteran, died this morning at 12:50 at Osteopathic Hospital after a year’s illness.

A native of East Liverpool, he was born June 23, 1915, a son of Mrs. Susanna Moore Coleman of Lisbon and the late Eric Coleman. He was employed as a truck driver for the Ohio Edison Co. at Salem, with 25 years of service. He last worked five weeks ago. He served in the Marshall Islands.

Besides his mother, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Margaret Curtis of Wellsville.

Services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Clark Allison of the Wellsville First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and night.


Alice Coleman Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

WELLSVILLE – Services will be held Thursday for Alice N. Coleman, 79, of Campground Road, who died at 1:53 a.m. Sunday Aug. 13, 2000, at City Hospital following a sudden illness.
She was born in Wellsville Feb. 25, 1921, a daughter of the late J. Edward and Ruby (Sink) Satow.

She retired as a telephone operator for Ohio Bell and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Coleman.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Bernard Gaeta will conduct memorial services at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Spring Hill Cemetery. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery.

No calling hours are planned. The Roberts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Clarence Curtis Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

Clarence J. Curtis, 62, of 256 Campground Rd., Wellsville, a retired foreman at the Sterling China Co., died Saturday at 10:20 p.m. at City Hospital after an illness of several years.

He was born Oct. 20, 1906, in Roaring Springs, Pa., a son of the late Chester Earl and Laura Bowman Curtis. He had resided in the Wellsville and East Liverpool area for many years. He retired in 1957. He was a member of the Wellsville Church of the Nazarene, Wellsville Eagles Lodge 772 and was an honorary member of the IBOP.

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Margaret Coleman Curtis, at home; three sons, Clarence J. Curtis, Jr. of East Liverpool, Robert L. Curtis of Wellsville RD 1 and William Curtis of Salem; two daughters, Mrs. George (Shirley) Donaldson of Wellsville and Mrs. Shirl (Linda ) Grimm of Wellsville RD1; a brother, Chester E. Curtis of Midland; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Webber of Pomona, Calif., and 10 grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the MacLean Funeral Home in Wellsville by the Rev. Clark Allison. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and tonight.

EDWARD J. BAILEY, SR. - Obituary

Edward J. Bailey Sr. Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

WELLSVILLE – Edward J. Bailey Sr., 50, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002.

He was born Aug. 11, 1952, in East Liverpool, a son of Olive Smith Bailey of Wellsville and the late Arlan Bailey. He had previously been self-employed in a black topping business and was Protestant by faith.

Besides his mother, he is survived by two sons, Edward J. Bailey Fr. And Arlan Bailey, both of East Liverpool; three daughters, Tammy Digman and Mandy Digman, both of Salem, and Angel Tice of East Liverpool; nine grandchildren; two brothers, David A. Bailey and John Bailey, both of East Liverpool and two sisters, Darlene Wellington of Wellsville and Penny Dailey of Akron.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newell Chapel of the Nixon Funeral Home, where services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Wellsville.

Family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Edward Bailey Sr. Funeral Fund in care of Nixon Funeral Home, 614 Washington St., Newell, WV 26050


Eleanor Bailey Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

LISBON—Eleanor Mae Bailey, 68, of 208 E. Washington St. died Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Salem Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.

A resident here 13 years, Mrs. Bailey was born in East Liverpool, Dec. 16, 1914, a daughter of Alfred James Potts and Ethel Baker Potts.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, its Missionary Society and Lisbon Senior Citizens. Mrs. Bailey was a pianist for various area churches.

Her husband, Herbert Bailey, died in 1965.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Grimm and Mrs. Vickie Lynn Howells, both of Lisbon; three sons, Raymond A Stockman of Ravenna, John A. Stockman of Arlington, Va., and Franklin O. Stockman of Calcutta; a sister, Mrs. Anita Cianni of East Liverpool; 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services are to be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Eells-Legget Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Barnes of Columbiana. Burial is to be in Columbiana Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

MRS. J. J. COLEMAN - Obituary

Mrs. J. J. Coleman Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

Mrs. J. J. Coleman, 53, years of age, a highly respected and well known lady, died this forenoon at 10 o’clock at the family residence in the East End after an illness of several weeks. Several weeks ago she was taken to the hospital to undergo an operation, but she suffered a relapse and the operation could not be performed and she was removed to her home. Her husband and several children survive. The arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.


Rev. Mr. Peters Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

Rev. Mr. Peters, Evangelist, Dies

The Rev. George W. Peters, 62, of 2874 Trenton rd., an Akron area evangelist for 10 years and a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. employe for 32 years, died this morning in City Hospital.

He underwent an operation a week ago. Born in Clearfield, Pa., he came to Akron 35 years ago. He had conducted Sunday services for the last three years in the Ideal Rest Home. He belonged to the Country Baptist Church in Springfield Township.

Rev. Mr. Peters leaves his wife, Beatrice; three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Lee, Mrs. Audrey Robinson and Mrs. Dorothy De Walt of Akron; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Helen Frazer of Brooklyn, N.Y., and four brothers, Roy and Howard of Clearfield, Ralph of Phillipsburg, Pa., and Stewart of Tyrone, Pa.

Services are being arranged by the Hopkins Funeral Home.


Kenneth Baker Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

October 6, 1931

Kenneth Roswell, 1-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cassius Baker, died Tuesday night in the home in LaCroft.

Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers, Richard and Robert.

Funeral services will be held in the home Friday at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. W. H. Baker. Burial will be made in Spring Hill cemetery, Wellsville.


Ruth Elinor Baker Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

April 23, 1938

Funeral services for Ruth Elinor Baker, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cassius Baker, who died in City hospital Saturday afternoon as a result of burns received when her dress caught fire from a gas range in her home in LaCroft, will be held in the LaCroft Mission Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Rev. Mary Thompson will conduct the services. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery, Wellsville, Friends are asked to call tonight.


Suzanna Coleman Obituary

Contributed by Sharon Coleman Hall

Mrs. Suzanna Coleman, 93, of 611 Lisbon St., Wellsville, died Monday at 11:45 a.m. at the Ross Nursing Home following a brief illness.

A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Coleman was born in East Liverpool July 29, 1885, a daughter of William James Moore and Margaret Elizabeth Myers Moore.

Her husband Eric Coleman, died Jan. 21, 1959

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Curtis of Wellsville; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard Crowder of the Church of God Prophecy. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and night.