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Margaret Dixon

The East Liverpool Tribune


Remains of Former resident Laid to Rest in Spring Hill

The funeral services over the remains of the lat Mrs. Margaret Dixon, who died Wednesday morning (Jan. 31, 1906) at Bellevue, Pa, were held Friday morning in the First Presbyterian church, the Rev. William Hutchison officiating. Interment was made in Spring Hill cemetery. The pallbearers were James Davidson, Charles Fraser, Chester Rose, Alex Fraser, Chauncey Fraser and Mac Fraser, nephews of the deceased. The remains were brought from Bellevue in the private car of J. B. Dixon, engineer of maintenance of way of the Baltimore and Ohio railway, and were taken direct from the car to the church.


Infant of Mr. and Mrs. John Schieiter

The East Liverpool Tribune

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schieiter, of Minerva street died last evening after a few hours illness.

JOHN A. GARDNER - Obituary

John A. Gardner

The East Liverpool Tribune

John A. Gardner, died, at 5 o'clock yesterday morning (Jan. 15, 1906) at the Gardner homestead in Chester, of neurotic rheumatism, aged 34 years. Besides his mother, Mrs. Lavina M. Gardner, the deceased is survived by a sister, Mrs. E. D. Marshall.

Mr. Gardner had been sick for eight weeks, and it was evident from the first that the disease would prove fatal. His father, the late R. R. Gardner, was one of the wealthiest men of Hancock county, West Virginia. He owned at one time a large part of the land now occupied by the town of Chester. At his death John came into a large part of the estate, including the land occupied by the American Sheet & Tin Plate company and tuat embraced in what is known as Rock Springs park.

John Gardner was one of those big hearted, companionable men, who make friends rapidly; and being gifted with a sunny disposition, he held the lasting esteem of all with whom he came in contact.

The funeral services wil be held from the residence, the Rev. Dr. J. C. Taggart, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church, East Liverpool, officiating at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The deceased was a prominent member of East Liverpool lodge of Elks, and Chester aeric, Fraternal Order of Eagles.


Mrs. Lawrence J. Corberly

The East Liverpool Tribune


Mrs. Lawrence Corberly Passes Away at Baltimore.

Mrs. Lawrence J. Corberly, of Huntington, W. Va., died at 2 p.m. Friday (Jan. 19, 1906) at Baltimore, Md., after an operation for tumor, aged 44 years. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Holland, of New Cumberland, and was born there. She graduated from the New Cumberland high school, and later from the University of Nashville, Tenn. Her husband is president of Marshall college, Huntington, W.Va.

The deceased is survived by her husband and three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. H. C. Minor, of Toronto; Mrs. McCreary, of Mt. Pleasant, Pa.; Miss Ella Holland, of New Cumberland; and Frank, William and Harry Holland.


Miss Josephine Thompson

The East Liverpool Tribune

Miss Josephine Thompson, aged 18 years, died at noon yesterday (Jan. 24, 1906) at the home of Mr. Green, Harvey avenue, Klondike, after a long illness of lung trouble. The father and mother of the girl died in 1904, the former dying from the effects of a bite of a pet fox while residing at Smiths Ferry. Since the death of her parents the daughter had made her home with the Green family.

The funeral services will be held this evening at 7 o'clock, the Rev. West Wood, of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Smith Ferry officiating. The remains will be laid to rest Saturday morning at Mt. Olivet cemetery.

MERL SHEETS - Obituary

Miss Merl Sheets

The East Liverpool Tribune

Miss Merl Sheets, aged 18 years, died yesterday (Jan. 24, 1906) about noon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Phillip McShane, of Lisbon street, of lung trouble, after a long illness. Until Monday of last week Miss Sheets was being cared for at the home of Mrs. Fowler, of Sixth street, subsequently being removed to the home of her sister.

She had many friends in the city and was held in high esteem by all sho knew her. She was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church and took an active interest in religious affairs. Her father, Joseph Sheets resides in Wellsville, and the body will likely be taken to the sister city for burial. Miss sheets is survived by two brothers, Mamie, of Cleveland and Mrs. Phillip McShane of this city.


Miss Margaret Snyder

The East Liverpool Tribune


The funeral of Miss Margaret Snyder, a former resident of this city, was held yesterday (Buried Feb. 25, 1906) at Wilmerding, Pa. Local relatives attended the services.


William Savage

The East Liverpool Tribune

William Savage, aged 73 years, died of Bright's disease early Saturday morning (Feb. 24, 1906) at the home of his son, Arthur J. Savage, in Vine street. He had been in failing health for sometime but his condition was not regarded as serious until last Thursday.

Mr. Savage was born in England and came to this county in 1879, locating first near Sharon, Pa. The following year he went to Salineville. For the past 10 years he had been a resident of East Liverpool. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and took an active interest in all religious work. He enjoyed the esteem of all those who knew him. He is survived by three sons, as follows: Arthur J. Savage, of this city; George and William Savage, of Salineville.

The funeral services will be held this afternoon from the son's residence, the Rev. T. W. Lane of the First Methodist Episcopal church officiating.


Benjamin Connell

The East Liverpool Tribune

Well Known New Cumberland Citizen Dies of Apoplexy.

Benjamin W. Connell; a citizen of New Cumberland, whose acquaintanceship extended throughout the length and breadth of Hancock county, died at 8:45 Friday night (Feb. 23, 1906) from apoplexy, aged 65 years.

About 8 o'clock Friday night the deceased complained of feeling badly. He lay down on the foot of a bed, and shortly after Mrs. Connell inquired of him what he had done with the paper he had been reading. Receiving no reply she walked to the bed where he lay, and finding him unconscious and breathing heavily she called a physician. The physician reported that Mr. Connell had suffered a stroke of apoplexy, and was beyond all hope of recovery.

The deceased was known for his sterling worth. He was a veteran of the civil war and a devout member of the First Methodist church. Besides his wife the deceased leaves three children, William Connell, of New Cumberland; James Connell and Mrs. Arthur Stewart, of Pittsburg.


Daniel Greenlee

The East Liverpool Tribune


Daniel Greenlee Drops Dead at Home In Scenery Hill, Pa.

Daniel Greenlee, father of the Rev. Mr. Greenlee, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, dropped dead at 11 o'clock yesterday, forenoon at his home in Scenery Hill, Pa., of heart disease, aged 73 years. The deceased leaves a wife and four children, two sons and two daughtrs, all grown and married.

The news of his father's sudden and unexpected death reached Rev. Mr. Greenlee about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon by telegram, and he left for Scenery Hill on the first train.

Mrs. Greenlee was not at home when the sad news reached her husband, neither was she at home when he took his departure, as he had but little time to make the train .

A neighbor was asked to inform her of the happening and of the sudden departure of her husband.


Of Washington County Was the Late Daniel Greenlee.

Daniel Greenlee, father of the Rev. Samuel Greenlee, of the Methodist Episcopal church, Chester, mention of whose death, was made in yesterday's edition of the Tribune, was one of the most prominent citizens of West Bethlehem township, Pa. The deceased had not been well for about two weeks, but was considered better the past few days. He went to the barn Tuesday morning, and just as he reached it he dropped to the ground. There his son-in-law, Edward Spriggs, found him. He lived only a few minutes after being picked up.

He was aged about 79 years, and is survived by a wife, and four children as follows: Mrs. Edward Spriggs, of near Scenery Hill; Mrs. William Matthews, of Coshocton county, O.; Rev. E. H. Greenlee, of Johnstown, formerly of Nineveh, Green County, and Rev. Samuel Greenlee, of Chester.


Anna Pry

The East Liverpool Tribune

Anna Marie, the 18-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pry, died at 3:15 yesterday afternoon (Feb. 20, 1906) at the home of Mrs. A. R. Weigle in Fourteenth street, after a brief illness of brain fever. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock the Rev. B. M. Price, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Spring Hill cemetery.

DORA BROWN - Obituary

Mrs. Dora Brown

The East Liverpool Tribune


Wife of Well Known Carpenter Passed Away Yesterday

Mrs. Dora Brown, wife of G. W. Brown, the well known carpenter, who recently gave birth to twin boys, died at 12:50 yesterday afternoon (Jan. 11, 1906) at the family residence in the mill addition, aged 40 years. Short funeral services were held last evening at the residence, the Rev. Mr. Filson of the Christian church officiating. The remains will be taken to Parkersburg today for burial in the family lot in the cemetery there.

Besides the twin babes Mrs. Brown leaves nine children: David, aged 23; Anna, aged 21; Wayne; aged 19; Charles, aged 17; Marion, aged 16; Bessie, aged 10; Ethel, aged 6; and Ruth and Eddie twins, aged 3 years


Sampson Sharp

The East Liverpool Tribune

At the age of 83, Sampson Sharp, for more than 30 years a resident of this city died Monday night (Feb. 26, 1906) at the home of his son, George Sharp, in Jonesville, Minn. where he had been living for the past three years. The end came at 7 o'clock and was due to a stroke of paralysis following a brief illness.

Word of his death was telegraphed to the Morning Tribune by the son, George H. Sharp, a few hours after it occurred, but the message was not delivered at this office until the next morning. The message stated the cause and hour of death, and that the remains would arrive at East Liverpool Wednesday evening.

Mr. Sharp was a native of England, but came to America at an early age. He worked in the coal mines for several years in his mother country and was said to be exceedingly well posted in mining. He came to Pittsburg first upon his arrival and latter went to Salineville, where he uncovered the first coal ever mined in that community. He was a promoter of the Salineville mine and was a citizen of that town for 29 years.

From Salineville he came to East Liverpool, engaging in the cola business with Joseph Turnbull, long since deceased. The headquarters and coal yard of the company were for several years located at the foot of Washington street, subsequently the company dissolved partnership. Mr. Sharp opened up offices at the foot of Broadway and on the Horn switch. Business reverses later compelled home to relinquish his occupation for another. He found employment at the Brunt and K. T. & K. Potteries company as a night watchman, being in the employ of the latter firm last.

He was a man of vigorous vitality and was remarkably well preserved up to his 80th year, when he was able to get around with the agility of one of twenty or thirty years younger. He was temperate in his habits and to this he was often wont to ascribe his health and longevity. All who knew him respected him and the news of his death was learned with feelings of regret.

He is survived by the following children: George of Jonesville, Mich.; Mrs. Sarah Maple of Allegheny; Mrs. Lizzie Watkins of Connellsville, Pa.; Mrs. Anna Rhodes of Waynesburg, O,; James Sharp; of this city.

Worshipful C. H. Schell of Riddle lodge No. 315, F. & A. M. received a message yesterday from the master of the Jonesville, Mich., Masonic lodge, also announcing the death of Sampson Sharp, and stating that their lodge would escort his remains to the train and that his son, George H. Sharp and family, of Jonesville, would accompany the remains to the city.

A special meeting of Riddle lodge was called last evening for the purpose of making arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Sharp. As the lodge had previously made arrangements for a session commencing at 4 o'clock this afternoon, it was decided that the lodge would adjourn and meet the remains at the station on the arrival of the evening train, and escort their deceased brother to the lodge room, where the remains will lie in state under Masonic guard until 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, when Masonic funeral services will be held, conducted by Worshipful Master Schell.

A most cordial and hearty invitation is extended to all friends of the late Mr. Sharp, and especially to all older residents of East Liverpool to attend the funeral services at the Masonic lodge room.

Mr. Sharp having no immediate relatives living in the city at this time to whose home his remains could be taken, it was thought most fitting that they should be taken to the Masonic lodge room, where Mr. Sharp was a most frequent attendant.

Interment will be made at Riverview cemetery in the family lot where the beautiful Masonic burial services will be observed.


Mrs. William Buchhagen

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. William Buchhagen, aged 28, died at 6 o'clock last night (Jan. 4, 1906) at her home in Ohio avenue, East End, after a lingering illness of lung trouble. She is survived by her husband. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.


Mrs. Martha Wheeler

The East Liverpool Tribune

Died Saturday After a Brief Illness

Martha, wife of C. J. Wheeler, of Riverside avenue, aged 22 years, died Saturday morning (Jan. 20, 1906) at 11 o'clock. She is survived by her husband and a little daughter nine days old. She is also survived by her parents, five brothers and seven sisters.

Funeral services were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. T. Hyatt, in Clark avenue, Sunday evening at 6:30 o'clock. The Rev. A. Vandersail, of the First Evangelical church officiated.

The body will be taken to Cottageville, W. Va., her former home, this morning for interment.

INA ROWE - Obituary

Ina Rowe

The East Liverpool Tribune

Ina Rowe, aged 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rowe, living near Calcutta; died yesterday (Jan. 4, 1906) at noon, after an illness of two weeks of typhoid pneumonia. Besides her parents the deceased is survived by two brothers, Edwin and Will, and one sister, May. Funeral services will be held in the Long's Run Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon at ? o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Bryson. Interment will be made in the Long's Run cemetery.


Harry Weible

The East Liverpool Tribune

Henry Weible, aged 45, a potter, died at 11 o'clock yesterday morning (Jan. 10, 1906) at his home in College street. He had been in failing health for several years and death was due to a complication of diseases. He had been bedfast since the latter part of December. A short funeral service will be held at the home at 1:30 Friday afternoon and other services will be held in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church at 2:30 o'clock. The pastor, The Rev. J. G. Reinartz, will officiate.

Mr. Weible was a son of John Weible, a pioneer potter of this city, and was born and raised here. Mr. Weible followed the trade of a jiggerman until ill health compelled him to give up his duties in the pottery. He was last employed at the national pottery. He was a member of the Sons of Veterans and also of the local lodge of Odd Fellows. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mabel, Ida, Lillian and Bessie, also by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hepner, of this city, and Mrs. Josephine Alberts of Fredericktown.


Samuel Manor

The East Liverpool Tribune


Aged and highly Respected Resident of City Passed Away Saturday Night.


Death came peacefully Saturday night (Feb. 10, 1906) to Samuel Manor, one of East Liverpool's oldest and most highly respected citizens, who succumbed to an attack of pleural pneumonia, at his home171 Sixth street. He had been ill only one week. Had he lived until July 26, he would have celebrated his 73rd birthday. He was born in Brooke county, West Virginia, and had been a resident of this city 40 years, being a familiar figure to almost every man, woman and child.

For the last 22 years of his life he had been in the active employ of the Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Potteries company, in the capacity of foreman of the dipping, brushing and stamping departments, and in point of service he was the firm's oldest hand.

The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late residence, the Rev. J. C. Taggart of the First United Presbyterian church, the Rev. W. H. Clark of Calcutta and the Rev. Edward McMillin of the First Presbyterian church of this city officiating. Friends will be permitted to view the remains this evening between the hours of 7 and 10.

Mr. Manor was quiet and unassuming in character, a thorough Christian, and a man who was greatly devoted to his family. He attended the First United Presbyterian church and was one of the oldest members in the congregation. He was a constant attendant upon divine services and seldom missed church except when detained at home by sickness.

He came to the city soon after the close of the war and later embarked in the grocery business with Saul Faulk, in the Odd Fellows block, corner of Fifth and Washington streets. Subsequently he retired from the grocery business and took up contract drilling of oil and gas wells. It is said that some of the very first gas and oil wells drilled along the Ohio Valley, between East Liverpool and Steubenville, were sunk by Mr. Manor. He erected a small machine shop at the corner of Walnut and East Fourth streets, where the White Front grocery now stands, while engaged in this business, subsequently disposing of his interests in the place to Monroe Patterson. It was in this little shop that Mr. Patterson got his first start in the business which he has since followed.

Mr. Manor accepted employment with the K. T. & K. Potteries company in 1884, and he enjoyed the warmest esteem and regard of its management.

He is survived by his wife and four sons and four daughters, as follows: John M. manager Golding & Sons Flint work; James W., bookkeeper of the same plant; Joseph F., manager of the Huntington Pottery Co., Huntington, W.Va.; Clarence S., pastor of the Harmony United Presbyterian church, Harrisville, Pa.; Mrs. Emma ward, of Ingram, Pa.; Alda, Jennie and Elizabeth Manor, of this city.

JOHN ADAMS - Obituary

John Adams

The East Liverpool Tribune


Held Yesterday Over Remains of John Adams

Funeral services were held over the remains of John Lester Adams, Sunday afternoon (Jan. 21, 1906) at 10:00 o'clock from the residence of his mother in Commerce street. The Rev. A. Vandersail of the First Evangelical church officiated. Several hundred friends of the family were present to pay their last tribute of love to the memory of the bright little lad. The floral emblems were numerous and beautiful. Interment was made in Spring Hill cemetery.

The pall bearers were: Alfred Ebeling, Ray Alton, Joseph Johnson and Paul Eckfeld.