Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Smith, George L.
GEORGE SMITH PASSES AWAY SUDDNELY A BATTLE CREEK
Succumbs to an Attack of Heart Trouble
Began to Fail in Health Last January.
As Salesman For K. T. & K. He Was Known to Trade Throughout Whole Country.
George L. Smith, for a third of a century traveling salesman for the Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Pottery company, died yesterday morning (May 21, 1906) at half past nine o'clock a the Battle Creek, Mich., sanitarium. His brother, Thomas C. Smith and his sister, Mrs. Jennie L. Bloor, were with him at the time of his death.
The time of the funeral has not yet been set. The body will be brought to the city Wednesday morning. It will be met at
The first intelligence received in the city of
After the receipt of the telegram telling of his death, his sister, Miss Mary, principal of the Sixth street school received a letter from her sister, Mrs. Bloor, written on Sunday, which stated that George was very much better on Saturday and had recently been wheeled in a chair down town from the sanitarium. While down town he purchased a cane and walked part way back.
There must have been a sudden change for worse, although up to last night the family had not received the details concerning his sudden death.
It is understood that death was caused by organic heart trouble, from which he had been a sufferer since January, at which time he was taken suddenly ill while attending a meeting of the
About the first of February he went to
About two weeks ago members of his family were notified of his serious illness and his brother Thomas at once went to his bedside. A week ago Saturday his sister, Mrs. Bloor, was also called to
George L. Smith was born June ? 1850, on his father's farm at Cannon's Mills. In 1858 the family moved to
The home of the deceased was in the brick building on
Five members of the family are living, Mrs. Matilda Hamble, Miss Mary A. Smith, Mrs. Susan Huston, wife of M. M. Huston, Thomas C. Smith, of the E. M. Knowles Pottery Co., and Mrs. Virginia L. Bloor, all of whom reside in this city.
In his boyhood days George Smith clerked in his father's grocery store. About 1868 he took the management of a general store for Pearce brothers, at
Col. John an.
Mr. Smith was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city, having united in his early youth. He was a consistent Christian. The only organization with which he is known to have been connected is the Cosmopolita club, of which he was president.
George Smith was an
George Goodwin, president of the Goodwin Pottery company, paid a very fitting eulogy to the character of Mr. Smith. He said:
" I never knew him to do anything mean and I have known him to do great deal of good. Sunshine was the essence of his nature. He was a man among men. I never knew him to complain. He met every duty that came to him without a murmur or complaint of any kind.
" I have known Mr. Smith since he first came to
JAMES POLLOCK DIES
Passes Away in
Word was received lat last evening (
The news of the young man's death came as a severe shock to the family and friends. Death followed an operation which had been performed a few days ago, the exact nature of which was not stated in the message.
Mr. Pollock is survived by a wife, his mother, several brothers and a sister. He had been located in the east for some time, but frequently visited at his home in this city.
THE POLLOCK FUNERAL
The funeral of James Pollock, whose death was announced in these columns Saturday morning, will be held at this afternoon from the home of his mother,
The remains arrived from
Mr. Pollock was a brother of Fred and Bert Pollock and Mrs. Frank Rigby. The deceased was aged 34 years and was very well known, this city having been his home for a number of years.
Murphy, Mrs. Sarah Jane
MRS. T. B. MURPHY DIED SUDDENLY WHILE AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE.
Succumbs To Attack Of Asthma From Which She Had Suffered For Years.
LIFELONG RESIDENT OF CITY
Mrs. Sarah Jane Murphy, wife of Thomas B. Murphy, died suddenly at yesterday morning (Aug. 3, 1906) at the family residence,
The suddenness of her demise was a severe shock to the husband and children and to the numerous relatives and friends. She was 76 years old.
The arrangements for the funeral had not been completed last night although it is probable that the services will be held Monday. The
Mrs. Murphy had been a consistent member of the Methodist church of over 50 years, and was always numbered as one of its strongest supporters and workers. Her cheerful disposition and kindly ways endeared her to all those who knew her.
The shock to the husband to whom she proved an especially true helpmate and supporter is almost more than he can bear, and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to him in his bereavement. They had been married over 54 years.
Mrs. Murphy's maiden name was Sarah Jane Coffin, and she was born in
Announcement in regard to the funeral services will appear later.
Reynolds, Michael C.
Michael C. Reynolds, a potter living in
Raymond, the seven-months-ld child of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beatty, of
Wires, Mary Elizabeth
MARY WIRES FOUND DEAD IN BEAD ROOM AT THIRD STREET HOME
Physician Who Was Called Stated That Death Was Due to Convulsions
HAD BEEN ILL IN MORNING.
Mary Elizabeth Wires, aged 44, was found dead in her bedroom at
She was lying on the floor, her tongue protruding from the mouth and her face was black. Death is presumed to have been due to convulsions. She was alone in the home when the attack occurred and is thought to have died an hour before being found.
She was seen around the house as late as by neighbors and no struggling or cries were heard when she died. The daughter, Olive Wires said when she left home in the morning to go to her work in the
Dr. W. A. Hobbs who was called to examine the woman stated that all indications pointed to convulsions as having been the cause of death.
Mrs. Wires and her daughter came here from
The funeral services will probably be held Sunday and burial will be in Riverview.
AGED FARMER OF ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP DIES SUDDENLY
George Grater, Pioneer Resident of
WELL KNOWN AND HIGHLY RESPECTED MAN
George Grater, one of the oldest residents of St. Clair township, is dead. About yesterday afternoon (
As they rushed tot the side of the buggy, the old gentleman fell forward, partially on the dashboard. He gasped a couple of times and died in the buggy, about .
Mr. and Mrs. Caywood tenderly lifted his body from the buggy and carried it into their home. They applied what local remedies that could be found at hand in endeavoring to restore Mr. Grater to consciousness.
Failing to do this Mr. Caywood hurriedly drove Mr. Grater's horse to
The nearest relatives are nieces, Misses Mary, Caroline and Ella Miller, daughters of the late Jacob Miller, and Mrs. Charles Gonzales, all of Calcutta, and Mrs. Martha St. Clair of this city.
George Grater was born in 1825 on the farm where he died, a the age of 81 years. He was probably the oldest resident of St. Clair township, and was certainly the oldest native born citizen. He was a son of George Grater Sr. His mother's maiden name was Susan Smith. She was a resident of St. Clair township. His father was a Frenchman, and came of an old French family. In
The deceased never married, and after the death of his father and mother became the owner of the Grater farm. He was the last of his family, and was probably the wealthiest man in St. Clair township.
David Figley, a neighbor, in speaking of the death of Mr. Grater, last evening said:
"St. Clair township has lost one of the oldest and best citizens. I have lived all the day of my life on the farm adjoining his. I knew his father before him, and have seen the old Frenchman at my father's home and at his own home hundreds of times. While George Grater, the deceased, was one of the old school gentlemen, and somewhat peculiar in his ways, yet if he was your friend, he was a good and true one."
For many years Mr. Grater has been a member of the Long Run Presbyterian church. He was one of the most liberal contributors to the support of the church and pastor, and was a great bible reader.
For nearly twenty years Mr. and Mrs. Caywood made their home with Mr. Grater. They had the care of his home, and were members of the some household. While in no wise related to Mr. Grater, many persons were of the opinion that they were members of his family. A few years ago Mr. Grater sold Mr. Caywood fifty acres of his farm, upon which Mr. Caywood erected a new home. It is strange that when death called Mr. Grater his horse should enter the open gate and take him to the door of Mr. and Mrs. Caywood.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at from Mr. Grater's late home. Interment will be made in the private burying ground on the Grater farm, where his father and mother and all of his brothers and sisters have been sleeping for many years. The services will be conducted by the Rev. F. J. Bryson, pastor of the church of which he was a member.
Hughes, John E.
JOHN HUGHES IS KILLED BY FALL
John E. Hughes, who made his home with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr.a nd Mrs. Harry M. Butler,
Hr. Hughes was an iron worker and had been employed at
News of the accident was at once telephoned to Postmaster W. E. Baird, who in turn conveyed it to Mr. and Mrs. Butler. Mr. Butler, who is employed as a kiln fireman in one of the local potteries, was informed of his brother-in-law's death at once, but as he was unable to get away from his work just at the time, he made arrangements to have the body brought down on the evening train.
Mr. Hughes was 32 years of age and is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Nettie Arnold; of
DESPONDENCY LEADS YOUNG WIFE TO COMMIT SUICIDE
Mrs. Clyde Birch, Living Near
UNFORTUNATE WOMAN BUT 18 YEARS OLD
Mrs. Sadie Birch, aged 18 years, wife of Clyde Birch, living near
During the day Mrs. Birch had apparently been in a cheerful mood. She was living at the home of her husband's mother, Mrs. Sarah Birch, and took the acid during the absence from the home of her mother-in-law and husband.
Mrs. Birch entered the room of her little sister-in-law, who in suffering from an attack of typhoid fever, and inquired where the bottle of carbolic acid was located.
Upon being informed she seized the bottle and poured it into a teacup, which she raised to her lips and swallowed the contents.
Then she turned to the little girl and said:
"Ruby, I drank that acid. I want you to give the baby to my mother."
Frightened by the woman's act the little girl sprang from her bed and ran down stairs and out of doors to where her mother was working in a field.
Almost breathless form her exertion and her weakened condition the little girl notivied her mother that Mrs. Birch has swallowed a bottle of carbolic acid. Mr. Birch, who was at work in an orchard nearby, was at once told of his wife's cat and he hurried to the house.
Upon summoning her mother the little girl started back for the house but was overcome on her way and fell in a dead faint upon the steps.
Mrs. Birch was found writhing on the floor. Dr. Fitzsimmons was immediately summoned by telephone and he arrived upon the scene about an hour later, at which time the unfortunate woman had been dead about 40 minutes.
Mrs. Birch was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Smith who live near
She was married to Clyde Birch about a year ago and leaves a ten-weeks-old baby.
The funeral will be held this morning, the funeral party leaving the Birch home at and the services being held at the Long Run Presbyterian church an hour later. Interment will be in the Long Run cemetery.
Mrs. Birch was a member of this church and the pall bearers will be young women who were members of the Sunday school class to which she belonged.
Hughes, Mrs. Bridget
Mrs. Bridget Hughes, mother of Albert S. Hughes, of this city, died Wednesday (
William Acard died yesterday morning (
THE AYCARD FUNERAL
Funeral services over the remains of the late William Aycard will be held at this afternoon from the residence of Samuel P. Bowers, foster son of the deceased, 359
(October 31, 1906 Spring Grove)
FUNERAL OF CHARLES ROSE
The funeral services over the remains of Fireman Charles H. Rose, will be held from the home of the father in
The members of Garfield camp, No e. Sons of Veterans, will have charge of the services a the grave, after the religious services have been conducted by the Rev. T. W. Lane, who will also have charge at the house.
The pall bearers will be Bert Swartz and Thomas Bryan, of the fire department; Edward Baxter, a neighbor; W. D. Dawson and Harry Thompson, former members of an organization of which deceased was a member, and Edward E. Rosensteel, of the Sons of Veterans.
The members of the city police force headed by Mayor Blake and Chief Wyman will attend the funeral. A meeting of the members of the force was held yesterday afternoon and arrangements were made to be in attendance.
President A. C. Roe of the city council has also called for the members of the council as well as the officials under control of that body to attend the funeral.
During the passing of the funeral party form the home to the cemetery the bel at City hall will be tolled.
Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.
HIT BY ENGINE
Former Resident Meets Death on Railroad Tracks in Allegheny.
James Hanlinbaugh, formerly of this city, but who for the past year has been living with his family in Allegheny, was killed while working in the
Mr. Hanlinbaugh was walking between two tracks and was struck by a shifting engine. He died almost instantly. He was for many years a member of the Sons of Veterans and Crockery City Tent No. 131, Knights of the Maccabees, of this city.
(Published Oct. 20, 1906)
Sinclair, Mrs. S. M.
MRS. S. M. SINCLAIR DEAD
Passed Away Yesterday at Home of Her Daughter
Mrs. S. M. Sinclair, well known and beloved by a large circle of friends, died at yesterday (Jul, 5, 1906) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Croxall,
The deceased was born
The funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Croxall at this evening, at which time friends may view the remains. On Saturday morning the body will be taken to Hanoverton, Ohio, where services will be held in the Christian church at 1;30 o'clock, the Rev. C. N. Filson, Chester, officiating. Interment will be made in the Hanoverton cemetery.
Mrs. Sinclair had been a member of the Christian church for over forty years.
Thompson, G. W.
THE THOMPSON FUNERAL
The funeral of the late G. W. Thompson, 535 Broadway, was held at yesterday afternoon ((
Died Yesterday at His Home in
Lewis E. Hansleman, aged 44, died at yesterday morning (July 11, 1906) at his home in riverside avenue, of tuberculosis from which he had suffered for some time. He is survived by his widow, five brothers and one sister, as follows; John and Cyrus, of East Liverpool; Chester, of Cleveland; Harry, of Salineville; and Edward, of San Francisco; and Mrs. George Gamble, of East Liverpool.
Funeral services will be held at his late home Friday afternoon at , conducted by the Rev. W. C. Prewitt, pastor of the First Christian church. Interment will be at Spring Hill cemetery.
McLean, John M.
JOHN M. M'LEAN DIES AFTER WEEK'S ILLNESS
Aged Resident of Wellsville Passes away at His Home in Center Avernue
John M. McLean, aged 76, died at his home in
Deceased had resided in Wellsville for the past 19 years. He was born near
In 1868 he was united in marriage to Catherine Campbell, who preceded him to the grave 15 years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. H. D. Dever, of
He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and for a number of years was an elder in the Brick church. He was a man of Christian character and enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew him.
Pelley, George G.
GEORGE PELLEY DIES
Passes Away at His Home in
George G. Pelley, aged 60, died at Monday a.m. (
The deceased is survived by his wife and nice children, five boys and four girls. Mr. Pelley was struck on the breast two years ago while rolling logs and sustained injuries which brought on tuberculosis.
SKELETONS EXPOSED AS GROUND SLIPS AT THE
Removal Of Gravel At End of Fifth Street is Cause of Grew-Some Sight
CHILDREN PLAY ABOUT COFFINS
A roll of bright red hair, here and there strands of it lying on the ground and blowing with the wind outside of the box in which can be seen a crushed skull, is visible in the old Fifth street cemetery.
Four rough boxes or coffins are exposed. In each there are the bones of a body. No attempt has been made to lift these bones and lay them away elsewhere and no re
Of the condition of the old cemetery has been made to the board of service until Friday.
Four feet over the bank of the old cemetery, just opposite the Fifth street extension and about 10 feet to the north, is exposed a coffin. The skull is in plain view. The sides of the box caved in and the weight of earth crushed the skull.
There, plain to the view of all, is a roll of bright red hair as strong as the hair of a living person. Touched by a breeze the hair is blown against the bank of gravel. Children were playing over the coffin and several when they saw the hair pushed it back into the narrow space between the top and bottom of what was once a pretty case.
The skull is crushed but the hair holds to it as firm as ever. Three feet, perhaps to the south, is another coffin. This also is crushed but only one bone is exposed. Farther on are three other boxes that are exposed.
The gravel is being taken from the base of the bank and occasionally the top falls in and from time to time more coffins and rough boxes are exposed. There are footprints just below these coffins showing that the curious have not missed a chance to see all that is possible of such ghastly sights.
Bones Found by Man Excavating at
Complaint has been made to the police department of the practice of the city teamsters in hauling away gravel from the old Boyce cemetery in the
Mr. Peach, a member of the Electrical Porcelain works, the other day gathered up a basket full of bones which were uncovered in taking gravel from the hillside. The gravel is being used to fill up an East End street. Mr. Peach believes that when the bones are exposed they should at least be re-interred by the parties in another spot.
The matter will be investigated.