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Jefferson Bucher
The East Liverpool Tribune


Body Will be Brought to Home of The Parents in East Liverpool Today


Jefferson Bucher, the local potter who was frightly mangled beneath the wheels of a freight train at Sebring, died at 8:40 Saturday night (Feb. 10, 1906). The right leg was ground off below the knee and the left one above the knee, and the head and body were badly bruised. Despite these injuries the victim retained consciousness until a few minutes before death came. At his bedside when the end came were the bereaved wife, his mother and several other relatives.

The remains will be brought to the city today on the noon train and taken to the home of the young man’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Washington Bucher, 502 Calcutta road, and the funeral will occur Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Short services were held at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon at Sebring by the Knights of Pythias lodge, of which the deceased was a member. The local lodge has appointed four of its members to meet the remains at the depot today and to accompany them to the home of the parents.

Jefferson Bucher was 37 years old, and was a native of Hancock county, W. Va. He had been a resident of East Liverpool nearly 13 years and was very highly respected by all knew him. He was well known in athletic circles last year, bring manager of the Park Place base ball team. He was a saggermaker by trade and followed this trade up till the time of his death. He had been employed in the local plants until last July when he went to Sebring.

Besides his wife, he leaves three children, Washington, Etheline and Harriett. The following sisters and brothers also survive: Mrs. Hattie Carraher, Mrs. Florence Allison, Bella Alice, Edna, Ray, Sam, Joe and Paul Bucher, all of this city.

Those who desire to view the remains will be given an opportunity to do so this evening between the hours of 7 to 10. The Rev. T. W. Lane of the First M. E. church will officiate a the funeral services Tuesday.


William Clark
The East Liverpool Tribune


William Clark, Teamster For Coal Company, Succumbed to Attack of Heart Failure

William Clark, aged 45 years, teamster for Daniel Forbes, expired suddenly yesterday afternoon (Feb. 8, 1906) while engaged in delivering coal at the residence of Mrs. Annie Simpson in Eighteenth street. Shortly before 4 o’clock he left the coal yards and drove to the residence of Mrs. Simpson.

Mrs. Simpson who was watching him noticed him stoop over as if in pain and went out to speak to him. She received no answer and then went to the house and called some men who investigated.

When they reached him he was dead. Heart disease was the cause. Mr. Calrk had complained fro several days of not feeling well and his mother tried to persuade him to rest, but he continued at his work.

The deceased was single and is survived by his mother, five sisters, Mrs. William Morgan, Mrs. Nathan Henthorn, Mrs. Elizabeth Minor, Mrs. William Kirkbride and Miss Pearl, all living in Wellsville; and two brothers, Jesse, who lives in the south, and John at home.

Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon.


Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Milligan
The East Liverpool Tribune


Venerable Clergyman Died Early Saturday Morning at His Home in Waynesburg

The Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Milligan, father of Messrs. Frank W. and Thomas V. Milligan, proprietors of the Milligan Hardware Co., died at 1:30 Saturday morning (Jan. 6, 1906) at his home in Waynesburg, Ohio. His death came as a surprise, as he had not been sick and retired in apparent good health Friday night, and it was not known that he was suffering from heart trouble until an hour before his death.

The remains were brought to East Liverpool on the 12:10 train today and taken to the residence of F. W. Milligan, corner of Fifth and College streets, where the funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon. The services will be in charge of the Rev. E. M. McMillin, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Reed, of Steubenville. The interment which will be made in Riverview cemetery, will be private. The sons and sons-in-law of the deceased will act as pallbearers.

The deceased was a son of Thomas S. and Martha (Vincent) Milligan, and was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, May 15, 1829. He graduated from Jefferson college in 1846, and after teaching school for a number of years studied for the ministry and was ordained in 1861 by the presbytery of Steubenville. Rev. Milligan’s first pastorate was at Waynesburg, and after twelve years of service there he accepted a call to Steubenville, where he remained four years. He then came to East Liverpool as pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and was here twelve years, during which time the congregation grew rapidly and the church was in a flourishing condition. Leaving here he filled charges at Jeannette and Freeport, Pa., Oak Ridge, Ohio, and finally answered a call to his first pulpit at Waynesburg.

Rev. Dr. Milligan was a man of unusual attainments, an earnest and able preacher. In 1849 he was united in marriage to Ellen, daughter of the Rev. John Swaney, D. D., who died in 1892. In 1904 he married Miss Elizabeth Rinehart, who, with the following children by his first marriage, survive: Mrs. Laura J. Robertson, of Pittsburg; Mrs. Mary A. McHenry, of Washington, Pa..; John S., of Steubenville, and Frank W. and Thomas V. Milligan, of this city.


Margaret Ellen Calhoun
The East Liverpool Tribune


Aged ad Highly Respected Resident of City Dies After Brief Illness.

Mrs. Margaret Ellen Calhoun, wife of William Lewis Calhoun, passed peacefully away yesterday morning (Jan. 14, 1906) at 10:30 o’clock at her home 171 Seventh street, after a brief illness of kidney trouble and complications incident to old age. Had she survived until May 18, she would have attained her 71st birthday. She retained the full use of all her faculties up until a few minutes before she died. The husband and members of the family were at the bedside when the final summons came.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 o’clock from the Calhoun residence, the Rev. Delvon A. Herrick, of Akron, an intimate friend of the deceased and family, officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in Spring Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Calhoun was the daughter of William and Mary Merchant, and was born on a farm where the city of Delaware now stands. Her mother, Mary Merchant, was a first cousin of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. She came to East Liverpool in 1853, and was married December 21 of the following year at Smiths Ferry, Pa., to William Lewis Calhoun, the veteran engineer in the employ of the Knowles, Taylor and Knowles Potteries company. From this union there were born five children, tow of whom survive; William A. architect of this city, and James A. Calhoun, of Canton. Mrs. Rebecca Knowles, wife of the late Isaac Knowles, of this city and Mrs. Isabell Teeple, of Pierce, Stark county, are sisters of the deceased. Three grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Calhoun was a member of the daughters of Rebekah, the ladies’ auxiliary of the Odd Fellows lodge, and also of the Woman’s Relief Corps and the Daughters of Liberty. She was an active worker in the hospital association and served as president of the association during the most trying times of its history. Much disappointment was manifested when she relinquished her duties. She had a kindly disposition and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.


Harry Stanley
The East Liverpool Tribune

Harry Stanley, aged eight years, died at 8:30 o’clock last evening (Feb. 8, 1906) at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Stanley, 229, Oak street, after four weeks illness of typhoid pneumonia. The funeral services will probably be held Sunday. Interment will be at the Long Run cemetery, the R. F. J. Bryson, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Calcutta, officiating.


Mrs. Jane Langworthy
The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Jane Langworthy, aged 65, a former resident of Wellsville, died yesterday morning (Feb. 8, 1906) at her home in East End, Pittsburg, after a brief illness. She is survived by one son, Horace, employed by the Pennsylvania company as auditor at the Union station, Pittsburg, and by two daughters, Madge, living at home, and Mrs. Ada Preston, of Cleveland.

The body will be brought to Wellsville Saturday and will be laid to rest in the family lot in Spring Hill cemetery. Mrs. Langworthy resided in Wellsville until about four years ago when she removed to Pittsburg. She was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church and was prominent in the work of the missionary societies. Her husband, Horace Langworthy, who was a resident of Wellsville for nearly thirty years, died several years ago.

Prior to her marriage Mrs. Langworthy was a school teacher. The news of her death will be learned with deep regret by the friends in this city and Wellsville.


William Crawford
The East Liverpool Tribune

William B. Crawford died at his home near Augusta, at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning (Jan. 10, 1906), due to an attack of pneumonia. He was 62 years of age.

William Crawford was one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Carroll County, and was at one time a member

of the state board of equalization. He also was a candidate for congress from the twenty-first district tow years ago.

J. W. FREED - Obituary

J. W. Freed
The East Liverpool Tribune

J. W. Freed, one of Big Beaver township’s oldest and most respected citizens, died Wednesday morning (Jan. 10, 1906) aged 86, from paralysis. He suffered a stoke on Saturday evening and remained unconscious until death relieved him.

The funeral will be Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from his late residence.


Robert C. Anderson
The East Liverpool Tribune


Large Attendance at the Funeral Services Held Yesterday From the M. P. Church

The funeral of Councilman Robert C. Anderson was held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Methodist Protestant church. The services were conducted by the Rev. C. H. Beck, assisted by the Rev. William Hutchinson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The choir rendered the favorite songs of the deceased; “Lead, Kindly Light,’ “Come Unto Me,” and “Does Jesus Care.” The I.O.O.F. lodges of Wellsville and East Liverpool attended the services in body. Rev. Mr. Beck delivered the funeral oration. Rev. Hutchinson delivered a short address and offered prayer.

The pallbearers from the I.O.O.F. lodge were John Donnelly, J. F. McQueen, A. C. VanDyke, A. R. Phillips, C. J. Wilsing and Henry Kampman. Interment was made in Spring Hill cemetery under the ahspices of the I. O. O. F.

The city officials, mayor, members of the council, city solicitor, auditor, tax commissioners and superintendent of the water works were in attendance at the funeral. Floral tributes were sent by the council, railway shop employees, I. O. O. F. lodge and friends. The council will draft appropriate resolutions.

Robert C. Anderson was 69 years if age and represented the First ward in the common council. He died at 8 o’clock Saturday evening (January 27, 1906) at his home, 114 Lisbon street, of hemorrhage. He had been in bad health for a month or more, although at no time was he confined to his bed. On Friday evening, while in the yard, he was seized with a fit of coughing. Entering the house he coughed more violently, resulting in hemorrhage of the lungs which proved fatal.

The deceased was born in Allegheny, Pa. I the fall of 1863 he married Miss Frances Anderson, of Wellsville, and resided in Allegheny until the following spring, when the couple removed to Wellsville. Since then with the exception of one year, 1883 to 1884, when he was engaged in the plumbing business (he was the first to open a plumbing shop in Wellsville) Mr. Anderson was employed as a machinist in the Pennsylvania shops.

In 1902 he was elected a member of council from the First ward and had just entered upon his third term. He was a member of the First Methodist Protestant church; of Wellsville lodge No. 180, Masons; and Iris lodge No. 125, Odd Fellows. He at one time held the position of district deputy of the I. O. O. F. Besides his wife the deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maud Graham and Mrs. Lillie Green, of Sheridan, and one son, William Anderson, of Wellsville.

JESSIE D. WHITE - Obituary

Mrs. Jessie D. White
The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Jessie D. White, wife of Geo. White, of Toronto, died at the Gill hospital, in Steubenville on Tuesday morning, February 6, 1906, at 4:15 o’clock, aged 43 years. She had been a sufferer from jaundice for several months, and as a last hope, was removed to the Gill hospital, where an operation was performed. For a time hope was expressed that she would recover, but other serious complications ensued, and she passed away this morning after great suffering. She was an estimable lady, and beloved for her many kindly qualities of mind and heart; a devoted wife and mother. She leaves her husband and six children. She was a daughter of the late Dr. G. S. Beaumont, of New Cumberland, and sister of F. B. Beaumont of that place. Her remains were taken to New Cumberland on Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock, from where the funeral services will be held on Tuesday.


Mrs. Emma Gillis
The East Liverpool Tribune

Miss Emma Gillis, widow of the late Roger Gillis, died Monday night (Feb. 5, 1906)at the home in Grant street at the age of 58 years, after an illness of two years from stomach trouble. The deceased is survived by five children, Helen, Walter, and William Gillis of this city; Mrs. Richard Billingsley of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Thomas Gillis, of Kittanning, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Hogg, of Gallipolis, Ohio. Brief services were held at the family residence at 7 o’clock last evening, conducted by the Rev. Dr. T. W. Lane, and the body will be taken to Clifton, W.Va., this morning where burial will be made tomorrow.

The deceased passed the most of her life at Clifton, where her husband died eight years ago and was buried. Mrs. Gillis was a cousin to William Jennings Bryan, the Nebraska politician, her mother being a sister of Bryan’s father. When Mr. Bryan visited this city in February of last year he called upon Mrs. Gillis, having been told that the latter claimed relationship. Afte4r introducing himself, Mr. Bryan was escorted by Mrs. Gillis into her parlor where he saw suspended on the wall, side by side pictures of his father and that of Mrs. Gillis’ mother, Mrs. Bryan Cheney. Recognizing the relationship, Bryan gave Mrs. Gillis an affectionate embrace, and the two passed an hour very pleasantly chatting about the scenes and incidents of their childhood.

Mrs. Gillis removed with her family from Clifton to East Liverpool about three years ago. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal church.


Miss Georgia Croxall
The East Liverpool Tribune


Died at Greencastle, Indiana, After a Brief Illness of Appendicitis

Miss Georgia Croxall, aged 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Croxall, of Fifth street, died late Saturday afternoon January 27, 1906, at Greencastle, Ind., where she was attending DePauw university. Death followed a brief illness of appendicitis. Word was telegraphed to the relatives and friends in this city shortly after the end came. The parents and members of the family were at the daughter’s bedside when the last spark of life fled.

The remains will arrive in Chester over the Panhandle branch of the Pennsylvania lines at 7 o’clock this morning, and will be taken to the deceased’s late home in Fifth street. The hour of the funeral service will be arranged after the family’s arrival.

Miss Croxall had been ill less than 10 days and the suddenness of her death has brought deep sorrow to the family and friends. She was next to the oldest daughter, a favorite in the home and at school, a girl of splendid mental attainments, beloved by parents and by all who knew her.

She was a graduate and one of the honor students of the East Liverpool high school class of 1904. In the fall of the same year she entered the Ohio Wesleyan university at Delaware where she spent one year. Last falls he entered DePauw university at Greencastle for the purpose of completing a classical education which she had begun at the Ohio institution. She spent the Christmas holidays at home and expressed a great liking for the university and was getting well in her studies.

She had remarkable faculty for learning and was considered by her teachers as an extraordinary student. She was prepossessing in appearance and amiable in disposition. She made friends readily and held them fast. Cut off in the flower of her youth her death has brought sadness and gloom to many hearts.

Miss Croxall was born and reared in East Liverpool and since girlhood had been a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church. She is survived by her parents and two sisters, Maud and Margaret, living at home.


Simon Haught
The East Liverpool Tribune

After an illness of several months Simon Haught, who lived in a shanty boat near the flint mill, died Saturday morning (Jan. 27, 1906). Death was due to stomach trouble. He was 43 years old and leaves a wife and several children. The funeral will be held this afternoon and interment will take place in Spring Grove cemetery.


Infant Shaffer
The East Liverpool Tribune

An infant of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Shaffer, of Pickel street, died yesterday afternoon (Jan. 28, 1906) after a few hours illness. The funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock this afternoon. Interment will be made in Spring Grove cemetery.


Mrs. Joseph Turnbull
The East Liverpool Tribune

The Turnbull Funeral

The remains of Mrs. Joseph Turnbull, who died Friday morning (Jan. 26, 1906) at Battle Creek, Mich., from the effects of an operation performed last Wednesday, arrived in the city on the 10 o’clock train yesterday morning, and were taken to the home of T. C. Foster, a brother-in-law, corner of Spring and West Market streets.

The funeral services will be held at the Foster residence tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, the Rev. Mr. Foster, rector of the Episcopal church of Steubenville, and S. H. Lloyd, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Salineville, officiating. Interment will occur in Riverview cemetery. It was intended to hold the services today but it was found that T. C. Foster, the brother-in-law, who had been visiting in Florida, could not reach the city until Tuesday Morning.

A quartet composed of Miss Alice Devon, soprano, Prof. M. C. Baker, tenor, Mrs. Sterling Carson, contralto and Theodore Hubner, bass, will sing several selections at the services.

Among the number of out-of-town people who will attend the funeral are: Mrs. Patrick Duffy and daughter, Mrs. E. D. Barrie, of Cleveland; Mrs. Anderson Barrie and daughter Bertha, and Miss Hattie Barrett, a sister of Steubenville.


Mrs. Ruth Swearingen
The East Liverpool Tribune
Feb. 1906

Mrs. Ruth Swearingen Dead

Mrs. Ruth Swearingen, aged 77 years is dead at her home near Holidays Cove, W. Va. She was the widow of John Swearingen. She leaves four children: Mrs. J. W. Freshwater of Colliers, W. Va.; Mrs. William H. Graham, of Allegheny; John J. and Annie, at home and one sister, Mrs. Glenn of Holidays Cove..


Mrs. Ruth Swearingen
The East Liverpool Tribune
Feb. 1906

Mrs. Ruth Swearingen Dead

Mrs. Ruth Swearingen, aged 77 years is dead at her home near Holidays Cove, W. Va. She was the widow of John Swearingen. She leaves four children: Mrs. J. W. Freshwater of Colliers, W. Va.; Mrs. William H. Graham, of Allegheny; John J. and Annie, at home and one sister, Mrs. Glenn of Holidays Cove.


Miss Helen Tucker
The East Liverpool Tribune

Miss Helen Tucker, aged 20,.died Saturday morning (Feb. 3, 1906) at the home of her parents on the D. J. Smith farm near Fredericktown, after a brief illness of peritonitis. The young womans birthday occurred on Friday, the day prior to her death. She contracted a cold about a week ago and this developed complication that hastened the end. The family had removed a portion of their household effects to this city when the daughter became ill, and the funeral will take place from the new residence in Trentvale street this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, the Rev. Dr. David Jones of the First Methodist Protestant church officiating. Interment will be made at Riverview.

Miss Tucker was the daughter of William Tucker, and had many friends in this city to whom her death is a deep sorrow and loss. The family has the sympathy of many in their bereavememt.

G. W. CURTIS - Obituary

G. W. Curtis
The East Liverpool Tribune

G. W. Curtis, aged 53 years, died at 7 o’clock yesterday morning (Feb. 4, 1906) at his home in St. George street, East End. He had been in failing health for several months, a complication of diseases being responsible for his death. The deceased is survived by his wife and several children. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon and interment will be made in Spring Grove cemetery.

Mr. Curtis was held in high esteem and his death was learned with deep regret by his many friends.


Roy Irwin Douglass
The East Liverpool Tribune

Roy Irwin, aged 10 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Douglas, died at 9:15 yesterday morning (Feb. 4, 1906) of catarrhol pneumonia, at the home of the parents in Dixonville, East End. The child had been ill only a few days.

The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, the Rev. F. M. Pitman of the Second Christian church officiating. Interment will be made in the Fredericktown cemetery.


Naomi Billingsley
The East Liverpool Tribune

Miss Naomi Billingsley, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Billingsley, of near Lisbon, died at 7:30 last evening (Jan. 5, 1906) of heart disease superinduced by measles. The deceased would have been 16 years of age Sunday. The time of the funeral will be announced later.


Mrs. Alice Jackson
The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Alice Jackson, colored, aged 32, wife of Robert Jackson, died at 10 o’clock Saturday morning (Feb. 3, 1906) at her home in Fairview street of pneumonia, after a brief illness. The body will be taken to Milton, N. C., the former home of the family, this evening. Mrs. Jackson was one of the best known colored women in the city and was highly respected by all who knew her. Besides the husband several children survive.


Mrs. Hattie Flock
The East Liverpool Tribune

Succumbed Early Sunday Morning to Attack of Heart Trouble.

Mrs. Hattie Flock, aged 59, wife of D. J. Flock, died suddenly at half past four o’clock Sunday morning (Feb. 25, 1906), at her home in Main Street. Mrs. Flock had not been ill previous to the attack of heart disease that caused her death. She awakened her husband telling him that she felt ill, and before he could summon a physician she had passed away.

Mrs. Flock is survived by her husband and three children: two sons, Harry, of Lorain, O., and Walter, at home; and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Urie of Wellsville.

Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist Protestant church at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. The services will be conducted by the Rev. C. H. Beck, and interment will be made in Spring Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Flock was born in Stark county, near Crestline, and was married 40 years ago. For fifteen years the family had made their home in Wellsville, coming here from Ft. Wayne, Ind. Mrs. Flock was a member of the Methodist Protestant church and of the Ladies aid society. She always took a prominent part in church work and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.