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William H. Thompson

The East Liverpool Tribune


Death Due to Injury Received by Fall

Was Livelong Resident of East Liverpool

Funeral Services Will be Held Today

Conducted y Rev. Robert Kell

William H. Thompson, aged 54, of No. 205 West Fourth street, died at 11:15 o'clock Sunday morning. Gangrene which set in after Mr. Thompson fractured his left arm last Tuesday caused death.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Riverview. The Rev. Robert Kell of St. Stephen's Episcopal church will officiate.

The father of Mr. Thompson operated one of the first potteries in the west, the plant being on a site which is included in the Newell tract. It was known as the "Virginia Pottery," The son was employed in this plant for a while.

He was a brother of Thomas G. Thompson, a son of whom is T. V. Thompson. Another brother is Henry Thompson, employed as a presser at the D. E. McNicol pottery.

A sister of Mr. Thompson died while he was young.

Mr. Thompson never knew an idle moment. He was at one time employed as a coal miner when that part of the city known as "Sunny Side was considered the coal field of East Liverpool. He left there and worked at the old Union pottery on Walnut street. He learned the trade of a presser. Later he was employed at Thompson's and his last work there was the operating of the big jigger.

He left the pottery and about 15 years ago went into business for himself, opening a place at Wellsville. He remained there about two years and then leased the old Stewart property at the northwest corner of Diamond and Mulberry alley. He occupied this property since.

The property was sold a few years ago to Eugene Bradshaw, formerly of this city but now of Chicago.

The senior Thompson was a Republican and the sons were staunch supporters of the original Fremont-Dayton ticket, which was the first the Republican party put in the field at the birth of the party in old Lafayette hall, Wood street, Pittsburg, in 1856.

In the local political field Mr. Thompson served three terms in council and one year of an unexpired term. He was in council while John H. Burgess was mayor. Later he was nominated for may of the Republican ticket, but at the election was defeated by John Hall, Democrat.

It was through the strenuous efforts of Mr. Thompson and A. R. Mackall, then city solicitor, that Al Johnson of Cleveland succeeded in being interested in the proposition to build an electric railway between this city and Wellsville.

Both men made many trips to Cleveland in the effort to have the Johnsons contract the road. Their labor was not in vain. It was while Mr. Thompson was in council that he worked so hard for new public utilities. Electric street lighting is also a monument to his efforts with several others.

Isabel Eaton became the wife of Mr. Thompson, 36 years ago. Only a month ago Mrs.Thompson attended the funeral of her mother at Cleveland. She died while visiting at St. Louis, Mo. The body was taken to Cleveland, interment being at Woodlawn cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and these children: Mrs. Roy Rinehart, Mrs. Joseph Birbeck, Mrs. Doc Ralston, of Pittsburg; Mrs. M. T. Gutelius, of Cleveland. Miss Myrtle, Raymond and Willie at home.


Mary Ann March

The East Liverpool Tribune

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Ann March, who died at 4:30 Sunday morning (Aug. 26, 1906) at her home in Madison township, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today from the home, the Rev. James Richards officiating. Burial will be in the Township Line cemetery.

The deceased was 85 years of age, and has passed her life in the vicinity of her late home. Her husband, Samuel March, died 14 years ago. Two daughters, Emma and Elizabeth March, at home survive.

OSCAR BIRCH - Obituary

Oscar Birch

The East Liverpool Tribune

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

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

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

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

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

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


A. M. Ellis

The East Liverpool Tribune

A. M. Ellis, one of the pioneer pilots of the Ohio and Mississipi<sic> rivers, died Saturday (Aug. 25, 1906) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. E. Hutchinson, of Dawes, Washington county, Ohio. The deceased was 83 years of age. Among the nine surviving children are Mrs. D. T. Webber, of this city, and Mrs. R. L. Kidd, of Wellsville.

THOMAS COOK - Obituary

Thomas Cook

The East Liverpool Tribune


Remains of Thomas Cook, Who Was Drowned Friday, Will be Taken to Ravenswood.

The body of Thomas Cook, the young man who was drowned in the river below the Klondike pottery Friday evening, (Aug. 24, 1906) was recovered yesterday morning about 7 o'clock, 50 yards west of where he went down. The body floated to the surface and was caught by two members of the searching party who had been trolling the river bed with grappling hooks.

It was badly discolored, presumably from the effects of the heavy dynamiting and the warm weather. The body was taken in charge by Undertaker Todd and prepared for burial. Coroner Jones was notified of the finding of the body and came to the city Sunday afternoon. He heard the testimony of Gerry Hutton, a brother-in-law of Cook, who was the only witness at the inquest, and rendered a verdict of accidental drowning.

Cook's body will be taken on the train this morning to Ravenswood, W. Va., his former home, and burial will occur there Tuesday. The remains will be accompanied by the bereaved wife and family and other relatives.


Mrs. Elizabeth Baggott

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Elizabeth Baggott, widow of Samuel Baggott, a pioneer potter, died at 10 o'clock yesterday morning (Jun. 15, 1906) at her home, 215 Second street, after an illness of over six months of a complication of diseases. She was 79 years old. A niece, Miss Jane Elizabeth Allen, who arrived from England, Thursday, was the only relative at her bedside when the end came. One sister in England survives.

Her husband died about 10 years ago. He was one of the firm operating, the Baggott pottery and came to this country over 50 years ago.

Mrs. Baggott was one of the oldest women in the city and was highly respected by everyone.

The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, the Rev. Robert Kell of St. Stephen's Episcopal church officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.


Thomas Lownds

The East Liverpool Tribune

Thomas Lownds received notice yesterday of the death of his father Thomas Lownds, sr., in Burslem, England. The deceased was 78 years of age, and a potter by trade. He came to the United States 40 years ago and was employed at a number of places. Remaining in this country until the death of his father he returned to England to settle up the estate and remained there. He is survived by two sons, Thomas, of this city and Harry, of Wellsville.

SAMUEL HUFF - Obituary

Samuel Huff

The East Liverpool Tribune

Samuel Huff, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Hancock county, W. Va., died shortly after 12 o'clock Saturday night (Aug. 19, 1906) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Williams, at Wilmerding, Pa., of the infirmities of old age. He was 71 years of age. The remains were brought to East Liverpool last evening and taken to the home of a son, Elmer Huff 271 Third street. The funeral arrangements have not been made.

Besides Elmer and Mrs. Williams the other surviving children are Mrs. Porter, M. Prichard, of Lisbon, Ohio; Mrs. Alfred Hamblin, of Chicago, and the Rev. Will H. Huff, evangelist, of Sioux City, Ia. A brother of the deceased, Isaac Huff, residing back of Newell, also survives.

All of the children will be here to attend the funeral, Rev. Mr. Huff was conducting revival Meetings in Georgia when his father died. He will arrive this morning.

The deceased returned four weeks ago from a visit with Mrs. Hamblin, in Chicago, and went at once to visit Mrs. Williams. Upon his return from Chicago he complained of feeling sick and was taken violently ill Saturday afternoon. His wife, who was Rebecca Deaver, died 18 years ago.


Ruth Clendenning

The East Liverpool Tribune

Ruth Clendenning, aged 18 months, daughter of James Clendenning, of Daisey alley, died Sunday night (Aug. 19, 1906) after a brief illness. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be at Riverview cemetery.


Hugh Thompson

The East Liverpool Tribune


The remains of Hugh Thompson, who died at Bridgeville, Pa., Sunday morning (April 29, 1906) after a lingering illness of tuberculosis, will be brought to Wellsville on the morning train. Deceased is a half brother of Frank Thompson and Mrs. W. d. wade, of East Liverpool.


John Franklin Smith

The East Liverpool Tribune

John Franklin Smith, aged 17, died Friday evening (July 27, 1906) at the family home on the Alexander Bunting farm in Aten avenue. Death is thought to have been due to appendicitis. The deceased was the main support of his widowed mother and 10-year old brother. He was employed in the Smith & McNicol pottery. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the house. The services were conducted by the Rev. W. H. Dye. Interment was in Spring Hill cemetery.

MARY BEBOUT - Obituary

Mrs. Mary Bebout

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Mary Bebout, aged 64, wife of Thomas Bebout, died at 4 o'clock yesterday morning (Aug. 23, 1906) at her home in Walnut street after a long illness. The end though a deep shock to the family and friends, was not unexpected.

The funeral services were held at 7:30 last evening at the home, the Rev. Dr. T. W. Lane officiating. The remains will be taken to Bellville, W. Va., this morning for burial.

Mrs. Bebout was a consistent Christian and had been a member of the First M. e. church for over 40 years. Besides the husband she is survived by the following children: Kate, Hulda, and Fred, at home; Mrs. Geo. Burgen, Mrs. Charles lowers, and Mrs. John Beardmore, of this city; Will Hilms, of Hockingport; Mrs. Will Tompkins, of Chester, Belms, of Cumberland.


In the obituary notice of Mrs. Mary Bebout which was published Friday morning, the names of two of the sons, Sid Bebout, of Chester, and William Bebout, of Hockingport were inadvertently omitted from the list of surviving children.

RENA BROOKS - Obituary

Rena Brooks

The East Liverpool Tribune

Rena Brooks, the 11 year old daughter of Jay Brooks, of Fawcett street, who was badly burned Wednesday morning while playing around a bon fire, died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon (Aug. 30, 1906), the death angel coming as a peaceful messenger to relieve her terrible sufferings.

The child was frightfully burned about all parts of the body and it was known from the first that there was no hope for recovery.

Rena was a bright little girl and had many playmates who are deeply grieved by her death. She was a member of the First Baptist church Sunday School and was beloved by both teachers and scholars.

The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, the Rev. H. H. Bawden officiating. Burial will be made in Riverview cemetery.

MYRL OWENS - Obituary

Myrl Owens

The East Liverpool Tribune

For the second time this week the death angel has entered the home of Edward Owens, at 127 Jackson street, and taken one of the children. On Tuesday night (Aug. 30, 1906) Herman, aged 8, succumbed to an attack of diphtheria and yesterday Myrl, aged 6 passed away of the same disease. The parents are almost inconsolable in their grief. The boy was laid to rest in Spring Grove cemetery Wednesday and the remains of the little girl will be placed beside those of the brother today. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock, the Rev. H. H. Bawden officiating.

MARY RIGOT - Obituary

Mrs. Mary Rigot

The East Liverpool Tribune

The funeral of Miss Mary Rigot, who died suddenly Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 29, 1906) will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the St. Aloysius church. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.


Mrs. Jemima Wilson

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Jemima (Barnes) Wilson, wife of E. F. Wilson, died a their home at the corner of Minerva and Sophia streets, at 11:15 o'clock last night (Nov. 2, 1906) after being ill since July, 190?. The deceased was born in Wood county, West Virginia, August 2?, 1858, and was wedded to Mr. Wilson in 1880, to which union were born two daughters, Jessie and Maud, both single and living at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and children moved to this city in September 1905, from Parkersbutg. Besides her husband and daughters, Mrs. Wilson is survived by three brothers, James Pope Barnes of Parkersburg, John Barnes of Greely, Col., and Thomas Barnes of Tennessee, also two sisters, Mrs. D. N. Wilson of East End and Mrs. Margaret Staten of Parkersburg. Funeral announcement will be made later. Interment in Riverview cemetery.

The deceased was a consistent member of the Baptist church, as were all the members of her family. She bore her affliction bravely until death.


Mrs. Anna Fowler

The East Liverpool Tribune


Mrs. Anna Fowler Victim of Brief Illness

Children Watch Spark of Life Die Out

Noted for Her Charitable Acts, Presbyterian Church Loses On of its Most Devoted Members.

In the death of Mrs. Anna Fowler, relict of the late W. B. Fowler, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Allison, in West Sixth street, at 4:30 p.m. yesterday (Sept. 25, 1906), East Liverpool loses another pioneer christian woman—one whose life was devoted to the church and to charity.

Mrs. Fowler was 82 years old. Her death was due to the infirmities of old age. She was sick three weeks and unconscious for 58 hours before her death.

Mrs. Fowler was born at Carrollton, O., June 30, 1822. Her mother died when she was an infant, and her father, the late John Pugh; died several years ago. Her husband, W. B. Fowler, conducted a grocery store for 27 years at No. 226 Sixth street. He died eight years ago.

The deceased united with the First Presbyterian church when she was a child and until she became enfeebled by old age was one of the most active members.

Besides Mrs. Peter Allison, the following children survive; Smith Fowler, the well known business man and capitalist, of this city; Patterson Fowler, Barbertown, and J. Q. A. Fowler, of Steubenville.

Mrs. Martha J. Smith, and Mrs. Chris McConnell, both of this city, are foster children of the deceased. All were at her bedside during her illness and when she died.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Allison residence, the Rev. Dr. E. M. McMillen officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Dr. T. W. Lane and the Rev. Dr. Taggart. Interment will be at Riverview.

The body will lie in state from 8 until 10 o'clock this evening that the friends may view it.


Mrs. Ella Carpenter

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Ella Carpenter, aged 50, wife of W. H. Carpenter, died Sunday morning (Sept.30, 1906) at 7:20 at the family residence, 245 College street, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis. She was stricken Saturday evening. Her maiden name was Covert, and she was born at Bt. Jackson, Pa., December 8, 1848. the deceased was for years a member of the First Evangelical church, Wellsville. She was strictly a home woman, devoting her time to the welfare of her family. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by four children, Ori, Grace, Helen and William, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Samuel Dunn, of Lisbon. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the 28th anniversary of the wedding of the deceased, at the Carpenter home.


James M. Stanley

The East Liverpool Tribune

James M. Stanley, of Parkersburg, W. Va., who came here a few weeks ago to visit his brother, A. J. Stanley, of 249 Sheridan avenue, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening (Sept. 29, 1906) of consumption, aged 39 years. The deceased leaves a wife and two children. The remains will be taken to Parkersburg on the 8:10 train Tuesday for burial.

VESS INFANT - Obituary

Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vess

The East Liverpool Tribune

The four-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vess, Fourth street died Saturday (Sept. 29, 1906) and the funeral was held at 2 p.m. yesterday from the house. Interment was made in Riverview cemetery.


Infant of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Headley

The East Liverpool Tribune

The three-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Headley, Trentvale street, died Saturday afternoon (Sept. 29, 1906) of membraneous croup. Burial was made yesterday afternoon at Spring Grove cemetery.


Jacob Springer

The East Liverpool Tribune

Jacob Springer, an aged resident of Center township, died Thursday evening (Oct. 11, 1906) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Wilcoxen, in Lisbon, of pneumonia. Deceased is survived by four children, George Springer of Garfield, Mrs. John Atterholt of Center township; Mrs. Lizzie Wilcoxen and John Springer, of Lisbon. Funeral this afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment in Lisbon cemetery.


Miss Frances F. Richardson

The East Liverpool Tribune

Miss Frances Fisher Richardson, the 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. U. Richardson, died yesterday (Oct. 12, 1906) after an illness of three weeks. She was taken sick while visiting relatives in Lisbon and was brought to her home in this city. Deceased is survived by her parents and two sisters, Lucy and Erla. Funeral from the residence, No. 182 Bradshaw avenue, Sunday at 1 p.m.

Miss Richardson was a very accomplished young lady and was a student of the East Liverpool high school. Her many friend are stricken with sorrow over the untimely removal of one so young and fair, when life held open its brightest promises to the talents which she possessed in such a marked degree.


Helen Patton

The East Liverpool Tribune

Helen Patton the six months old granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs. T. W. Lane, died yesterday (Oct 12, 1906) at the home of her parent at Berea, O. A message announcing the death of the child was received yesterday at noon by the Rev. Dr. Lane, who accompanied by his wife, son Jack and daughter Helen will leave this morning to attend the funeral which will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Patton and daughter visited at the Lane home recently.

Rev. Dr. Lane will be unable to return to the city in time to conduct the services at the First church M. E. Sunday and the pulpit will be filled by the Rev. s. A. Peregoy.


Mrs. Nellie Witte

The East Liverpool Tribune

The funeral of the late Mrs. Nellie Witte, wife of George Witte, of this city, will be held at 9 a.m. today from the residence of Mr. Witte's father, F. A. Witte, at Columbiana, the Rev. Charles N. Filson, pastor of the First Christian church of Chester officiating. Interment will be made at Hanoverton. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by two sons, by a former marriage, Lucien and Raymond Pippin, aged 17 and 15 years respectively. The boys have been making their home in Chester. One sister and three brothers also survive, Mrs. Thomas Croxall, George and Fred Sinclair, of Chester, and Charles Sinclair of Smith's Ferry.

JAMES KANE - Obituary

James Kane

The East Liverpool Tribune


Wellsville Man Meets Death In Hotel At California, Pa.

James Kane, aged 63, engaged by a Greencastle, Ind., firm in placing machinery, was asphyxiated in the Hotel Arlington at California, Pa., Saturday night ( Nov. 3, 1906). Deceased had made his home in Wellsville for some time, the family living in Center street.

When an investigation was made of the room in which he was found, it was noticed that while the gas in the small stove was burning much of it escaped from the burner.

Kane left Wellsville Friday morning, going directly to California where he was to do some work for the Greencastle firm.

He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. S. J. Hamilton, of East Liverpool; Mrs. George Cunningham and Miss Mame of Wellsville, and one son, Robert of Wellsville.

The body was brought to Wellsville last evening and this morning will be taken to Parkersburg, his former home, for burial. Services will be held tomorrow morning at St. Xaviers church, of which deceased was a member.


Richard M. Meredith, Jr.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Richard M. Meredith, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Meredith, died at 7:30 Saturday night (Nov. 17, 1906). The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today from the residence of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Meredith, Broadway, the Rev. Robert Kell officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.


Andrew Jackson Moon

The East Liverpool Tribune

In the death of Andrew Jackson Moon, which occurred at 12:45 yesterday afternoon (Nov. 12, 1906) at his country home near Clarkson, Columbiana county loses another of its prominent and greatly respected veterans soldier citizens. Mr. Moon's death was due to cancer, form which he had suffered for two years. The funeral will be held at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon from the First Presbyterian church, the Rev. Dr. E. M. McMillin and the Rev. Dr. J. C. Taggart officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.

The funeral will be in charge of general Lyon post No. 44 G. A. R.

Mr. Moon was born in Pennsylvania in 1842 and came to Columbiana county in 1855. He served in the War of the Rebellion as a member of Company ? 140th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting at East Palestine as a private. A number of East Liverpool men were members of this company and the Rev. Dr. J. C. Taggart was its lieutenant. A feature of Mr. Moon's soldier life is related by his comrades to prove his bravery. While a chare was being made upon the rebels at Wilmington, N. c., he was a the side of W. H. Gaston, also of this county, now residing in Sheridan avenue. A rebel bullet pierced Mr. Gaston's leg and then buried itself in Mr. Moon's leg, where it remained until after the battle. Although painfully wounded both men stayed in the fight until the rebels were routed.

At the close of the war Mr. Moon returned to East Liverpool, married and opened a feed store . He continued in that business until a few years ago, when he turned the store over to his son, Howard Moon, who still occupies the old stand in Fourth street, and retired to his country home.

The deceased is survived by his wife and six children, three sons and three daughters, Howard, George and William Moon, and Mrs. Verda Baxter, of this city, and Mrs. Rena Stevenson and Mrs. Mina Frazier, of Pittsburg.