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Stewart, Charles E.

The East Liverpool Tribune


Charles E. Stewart, Popular Young Man of Wellsville.

Charles E. Stewart, of the well known cigar firm of Stewart & Son , and one of the best known and most popular young men of Wellsville, died at 8;30 Thursday morning (Feb. 21, 1907) of appendicitis which first manifested itself last Friday. His condition was not considered critical until a short time before his death.

Mr. Stewart was but 24 years of age, and with the exception of eight months after completing his education, during which time he was in the employ of the Riggs company, wholesale grocers, he was associated with his father in the manufacture and sale of cigars. The deceased was born and reared in Wellsville, and began his business career under the most promising conditions.

Mr. Stewart was united in marriage last Thanksgiving day to Miss May Mountford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Mountford, Lincoln avenue, East Liverpool. The couple begun housekeeping in a home in Ninth street.

The deceased is survived by his wife, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Stewart, and one sister, Miss Mary Stewart.

The funeral will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 1;30 o'clock, the Rev. W. J. Hutchinson, officiating.


Nelson, Mrs. Blanche May (Thompson)

The East Liverpool Tribune


Wife of Miles Nelson, Conductor on Street Car Line

Mrs. Blanche May (Thompson) Nelson, wife of Miles E. Nelson, an extra conductor on the East Liverpool Light & Traction company lines, died suddenly at their home in Ohio avenue yesterday morning (Feb. 19, 1907) at 9:30 o'clock of heart failure. Mrs. Nelson's death was unexpected, for although she had been ailing for the past four weeks, she appeared to be in good health yesterday morning when her husband went to work, and he was first notified of his wife's death while on a car in the Diamond.

Mr. Nelson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thompson, of East End, and was born in East Liverpool May 25, 1886. Besides her parents and husband and two small children she is survived by two brothers and one sister, Edgar Ross Thompson at home, James W. Thompson, of East End, and Mrs. Martin Minor, of Braddock, Pa.

Mrs. Nelson was a member of the St. Stephens Episcopal church. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. N. M. Crowe, pastor of Second Presbyterian church. Interment in Riverview cemetery.


Stewart, Elizabeth

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart, wife of John N. Stewart, of 410 Pine street, died at 3;30 p.m. yesterday (Feb. 15, 1907) of pneumonia, aged 59 years. The funeral will be held at one p.m. Monday from the house, the Rev. E. M. McMillin officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband. Mrs. Stewart was an estimable Christian woman, and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.


Little, Elizabeth

The East Liverpool Tribune


Mrs. Elizabeth Little Passes Away After a Lingering Illness

At 6 o'clock Saturday morning (Feb. 2, 1907) Mrs. Elizabeth B. Little died at her home in the Little block in the Diamond after a number of months of suffering. Deceased was aged 62 years and was one of the best known women of the city. For a number of years she has been prominently connected with the W. C. T. U. and also with several of the societies of the First Methodist Episcopal church, with which she has been connected for a number of years. For several years Mrs. Little was president of the W. C. T. U. and the meetings were held at her home.

A complication of diseases was the cause of death and every effort was made to prolong life, but without effect. Last fall Mrs. Little with three of her children went to Phoenix, Ariz. They remained there for some two months without the desired effect in regard to the improvement of the health of the mother. They returned home the first of the present year and since that time deceased has rapidly declined.

Her maiden name was Miss Elizabeth Blackburn Dawson, a daughter of Thomas and Nancy Dawson, and was born May 28, 1845, on the farm of her parents in the vicinity of Ohioville, Pa., where she was reared.

On December 8, 1864, she was united in marriage to Bennett R. Little, at Smiths Ferry, Pa. the husband had just entered the oil refining business in that place. They removed to East Liverpool in 1875 when Mr. Little engaged in the meat business. Later he entered the ice business and for years conducted the same successfully, having his own ice ponds. Mr. Little retired from business about two years before his death, which occurred in 1898.

The Dawson family from which Mrs. Little came is an old American one, the great-grandfather, Michael Dawson, being one of nine brothers to remove from Maryland and settle in Beaver county, Pa. They were pioneers there and acquired a large acreage of land, including the tract known as Island Run, where some of the first oil and gas wells of the country are located.

Thomas Dawson, the father of Mrs. Little was born on the farm adjoining that on which she was born in the vicinity of Ohioville. He remained in that part of the state until a few years before his death, which occurred in Bellevue, Pa., in 1894.

Ten children were born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Little, the following six of whom survive: Frank B., Miss Mayme, Percy, George D. and Hazel B., of this city, and John G., of Derry, Pa.

The funeral services will be held at the late home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Dr. T. W. Lane, of the First Methodist Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. Dr. J. C. Taggart, of the First United Presbyterian church, a long time friend and neighbor of deceased officiating. Interment will be in Riverview cemetery.

Friends wishing to view the remains may do so between the hours of 7 and 10 o'clock this evening.


Robinson, Mrs. Caroline

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Caroline Linn Robinson, aged 81, mother of Thomas Robinson, died at the home of her son in Walnut street at 11:eo o'clock last night (Feb. 15, 1907). Death was the result of the infirmities of old age.

Deceased was born in England and was married to William Robinson in that country. They came to this country in 1868 and took up their residence in East Liverpool. For some time prior to the death of the aged lady she had been residing at the home of her only sons, Thomas in Walnut street.

Fourteen weeks ago she was stricken with paralysis and never recovered from the effects. Thomas is the only surviving member of the family, as the father and husband died in 1899.

Four other children were born of the union, but they have since died.

Thomas Robinson is one of the directors in the East Liverpool Potteries company. He has been connected with this company for a number of years and is one of the foremen at the plant.

The funeral services will be held from the home Monday afternoon at 2;30 o'clock. The Rev. E. P. Wise will have charge of the services, deceased having been a member of the Christian church. Friends of the family may view the remains between the hours of 6 and 10 o'clock Sunday evening at the home in Walnut street.


Kennedy, Mrs. Alvina

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Alvina Kennedy, wife of W. C. Kennedy, 250 Second street, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, (Nov. 1, 1906) of dropsy and heart trouble, aged 57 years. Besides her husband the deceased leaves six sons, John A. Kennedy, of Muskogee, T. Charles, Edwin L., William , Carl E., and Roy E., all of this city and one daughter, Mrs. Lilliam Gillispie, also of this city. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the family residence, the Rev. E. M. McMillin, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery. The deceased had been a resident of East Liverpool for 28 years, and was a most estimable Christian woman. She was born in Elizabethtown, Hamilton county, Ohio, and was a daughter of Elisha Pancoast, deceased. Two brothers, Thomas Pancoast, of Allegheny, Pa., Elisha Pancoast, of Morgantown, w. Va., and two sisters, Mrs. Anna E. Boyd, of Braddock, Pa., and Mrs. Maggie Myers, of Elizabethtown, also survive.

MARY HURST - Obituary

Hurst, Mrs. Mary

The East Liverpool Tribune


Mrs. Mary Hurst Passes Away at Her Home in Wellsville


Mrs. Mary Hurst, aged 96 years, died yesterday morning (Feb. 13, 1907) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Mills, in Ninth street, Wellsville. With the exception of Alexander Wells she was the oldest resident of Wellsville, and was probably known to more residents of the city personally than any other person.

She had been ill for only one week with an attack of grip, but this in connection wither age was sufficient to cause her summons to the ? resting place.

Mrs. Mary Hurst was born June 24, 1811, in Manchester, Eng. Her maiden name was Mary Atkinson and she was married on August 4, 1833, to William Hurst, at Eckles church, near Manchester in England. She was the mother of five children, two of whom are now surviving. George A. Hurst, of Kan?opolis, Kas., and Mrs. Mary Mills, the wife of Maj. J. B. Mills, of Wellsville, at whose home she died.

The husband of the deceased died about 25 years ago in Wellsville and was buried in Spring Hill cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Hurst came to this country in 1848 and first located at Brownville, Pa. They removed to Salineville in 1851 and in the year following they removed to Wellsville, where they resided to the time of their death.

Mrs. Hurst was a member of the Society of Friends, better known as the Quakers, and was a great reader of religious papers and magazines. She also kept herself well posted on the passing events of the day and her memory made her a very excellent conversationalist. She had a son, William, who served four years in the war of the Rebellion. During this war Mrs. Hurst did the best she could in the way of knitting socks and otherwise encouraging the Union soldiers. At one time she purchased the entire stock of an Irish peddler sot that he would have not reason not enlisting in the army.

Her memory, a short time before her death was so pronounced that she related the story of the enthusiam that was displayed in England when the news of the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo was received.

The Rev. Robert Kell, of the St. Stephens Episcopal church, East Liverpool, will have charge of the funeral services over the remains which will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Mills, Ninth street, Wellsville, at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment will be made beside the remains of the husband in Spring Hill cemetery.


Logan, Mrs. Harriet N.

The East Liverpool Tribune


In Memory of Mrs. Harriet N. Logan

Mrs. Harriet N. Logan, one of the oldest residents of the city of East Liverpool, died at her home on St. John street, January 11, 1907. Death did not come unexpected, and neither did it come without the one upon which the hand was laid being prepared for it. Mrs. Logan had united with the First Methodist Episcopal church of this city in the year 1848, and from that date until the time that disease compelled her to remain at her home as an invalid, she always took a prominent part in the work of that church, and all other work instilled by religious motives.

In a book of "Memories" of Events and Persons connected with the First Methodist Episcopal church, published recently, the aged lady, who had been an invalid for years, referred to the following as her favorite hymn: "I love to steal awhile away From every cumbering care, And spend the hours of setting day in humble, grateful prayer. I love by faith to take a view Of brighter scenes in Heaven; The prospect doth my strength renew While here by tempests driven."

Mrs. Harriet N. Logan was 78 years of age. She was born the child of Mr. and Mrs. Boob Germans, who located on coming to this country in the vicinity of Philadelphia. It was in that vicinity that she was born. She came to East Liverpool at the age of 9 years.

She resided here until the time of her death, with the exception of one year, which was spent at St. Louis.

She was united in marriage to Robert Logan, just at the breaking out of the Civil war, and the wedding took place at Smiths Ferry, pa.

Robert Logan was a prominent citizen in political affairs of the city and served several terms as township clerk, township recorder and tax collector. He later took work on the river steam boats, and died on the Harry C. Renger, a Mississippi river steam boat, while acting in the capacity of clerk of the boat. His remains were interred at St. Louis. This was in the year 1871.

Of her union with Robert Logan four children were born, of whom three now survive, as follows: James N. Logan, residing at East Palestine; Milton D. Logan, of this city, warehouseman at the West End pottery, and Ella J. Logan, who was housekeeper for her mother at their home in St. John street, to the time of her death. Elizabeth, the fourth child died in infancy.

In the death of Mrs. Logan the city loses another of her long time residents. Her many charitable acts in succoring the distressed and afflicted made her memory one that will be cherished by many who have never had the chance to repay her kindness except by loving rememberance<sic>.


Bowrey, Mrs. Jennie

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Jennie Irene Bowrey, wife of Richard Bowery, died at 11:15 a.m. yesterday (Feb. 21, 1907) at the home of her father, Robert Gottschall, third street, near Washington, of pneumonia, aged 19 years. The deceased is survived by her husband, father and mother, and two brothers, Harry at home and Charles, a member of the United States Army stationed in the Philippine Islands. The Funeral will be held at 8 a.m. today from the residence, the Rev. Dr. J. C. Taggart, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church, officiating. The remains will be buried at Salineville Saturday.


Forbes, Helen

The East Liverpool Tribune

Miss Helen Forbes, youngest daughter of he late A. D. Forbes, died at 5 o'clock Saturday morning (Dec. 29, 1906) at the home of her grandfather, Daniel Forbes near the Yellow Creek Brick church, of lung trouble, after a lingering illness, aged 18 years. Besides her grandparents the deceased is survived by a sister, Miss Mamie Forbes. The funeral will be held this morning at 11 o'clock from the residence, the Rev. W. J. Hucthinson, of the First Presbyterian church, Wellsville, officiating.


Firth, Greenwood

The East Liverpool Tribune

Greenwood Firth, a leading citizen and one of the most widely known potters in the East Liverpool district, died at 2 p. m. Saturday (Dec. 1, 1906) at his home in Fawcett street from the effects of a stroke of paralysis sustained Friday night. The deceased was 57 years of age, and had resided in East Liverpool for 28 years. He was born in England and came to America when but 14 years of age. He was last employed as a jiggerman a the Goodwin pottery and had lived a retired life for a number of years. He was one of the most expert potters of this district. Mr. Firth is survived by his wife and eleven children, George, John, Samuel, Clarence, Irene, Edward, Susie, Emily, Clara, Ella and Mrs. Sidney Smith. Two brothers and two sisters also survive; Walter Firth, of Trenton, N. J.; Abram Firth, of Camden, N. J.; Mrs. Julia Wood and Mrs. Lizzie Van Horn, both of Trenton, N. J.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the residence, the Rev. D. David Jones officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery. Friends may view the remains from 7 to 10 o'clock this evening.

GEORGE THOMAS Jr. - Obituary

Thomas, George Jr.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Little George Thomas, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas, of Seventh street died at his home Saturday afternoon (Dec. 1, 1906) at 4:15 after a very short illness. His death was a chock to all friends of the family. He was born May 29, 1904, and was two and a half years of age. He was a bright little fellow, and was the ideal of the home, where he will be very much missed.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas left last Tuesday for Culver, Indiana to spend Thanksgiving with their oldest boy, G. R. Thomas, who is a student at the Military academy. The home on Seventh street was left in charge of Mrs. Kinney, Mrs. Thomas' mother, and her brother, Mr. Ben Kinney, and wife. When they left the little fellow was in the very best of health, and continued so up until Friday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, when it was noticed that he was ill. He was restless through the night, and on Saturday morning at 8 o'clock it was deemed advisable to wire Mr. and Mrs. Thomas to come home at once. As they had already left Culver, the message overtook them at Plymouth, Indiana. They made the trip home on the Fort Wayne limited, and arrived here Saturday night on the midnight train.

A number of East Liverpool folks accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Thomas to Indiana. Three Liverpool boys, G. R. Thomas, Willard Blythe and Robert Brookes, are attending this military academy, and the following persons were in the party, intending to spend Thanksgiving with the boys: Mr. and Mrs. George W. Thomas and son Lawrence. Mrs. Heber H. Blythe, a sister of Mrs. Thomas, and her daughter, Miss Margaret Blythe and Mrs. Jason H. Brookes, Miss Sara Thompson, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Thompson, went along as the guest of Miss Margaret Blythe. It was a home coming for the entire party, who otherwise had a most enjoyable trip.

Miss Margaret Thomas, who has been attending the National cathedral for girls at Washington, D. C., arrived home Sunday morning. She was met at the train by members of her family, who broke the news gently to her of the death of her little brother. G. R. Thomas, the student at Culver, will arrive home this morning on the 6 o'clock train..

The funeral will take place this afternoon from the home in Seventh street. Religious services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. E. M. McMillin and Rev. Dr. T. W. Lane. Interment will be at Riverview cemetery.

Every attention that physicians and friends could give was bestowed upon the little child, whose death was so sudden and unexpected. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas have the sympathy of all their acquaintances in their sorrow and bereavement.


Davidson, Mrs. Nancy

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Nancy Davidson, aged 73, died at 9:10 o'clock Saturday night (Dec. 29, 1906) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Morris, corner of Ninth and Commerce streets, after a two weeks' illness of bronchial trouble. Deceased was born near the Brick church and was united in marriage in 1856 to Kenneth Davidson, to which union were born six children, three of whom survive as follows: William and Mrs. W. L. Morris of Wellsville, and Daniel, of Lisbon, who is deputy clerk of courts.

Mrs. Davidson was a active member of the First Presbyterian church and was prominent in the Women's Relief Corps, of which she was president for a number of years.

Funeral services will be held a the home of Mrs. Morris this afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. W. J. Hutchinson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.


McClaren, Mrs. Elizabeth

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Elizabeth McClaren, aged 80 years, died at 12:30 o'clock Sunday (Dec. 30, 1906), the anniversary of her birthday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. M. Snediker, after a year's illness of dropsy. She was born near Hookstown, Pa., and had lived nearly her entire life in Wellsville. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the funeral services Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock will be conducted by the Rev. W. J. Hutchinson, pastor of that church. Interment will be in Spring Hill cemetery.


Thorn, Mrs. Justina

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Justina Thorn, wife of Joseph Thorn, aged 70 died at her home, corner of Fifth and Washington streets, at 8:45 Saturday morning (Dec. 29, 1906) after a lingering illness. Deceased had been an invalid for a number of years and her death was not unexpected. She was born in Lancaster county, Pa., and had made her home in Wellsville for 45 years. She is survived by her husband and four children: Mrs. John P. Kaufman, Mrs. J. C. Graham and Miss Rachel of Wellsville and William of Yellow Creek.

Deceased was a member of the First M. E. church and funeral services will be conducted a the home today by the Rev. W. H. Dye, pastor of that church, at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Dye will be assisted by the Rev. W. C. Prewitt, pastor of the First Christian church.