Thursday, June 19, 2008


Mackall, Addison R.

The East Liverpool Tribune

July 1898


Two Hunters Among the Hills North of Fredericktown Make a Ghastly Find.


By Hanging Himself—His Father-in-Law and Brother-in-Law Both Positively Identify the Remains—Mackall Was Missing Since July.

D. L. Gilbert, carrier of the mails between this city ad Fredericktown, brought with him the story of the finding of a suicide's corpse on the Cronin farm, one mile north of Fredericktown.

The two sons of John Black, while hunting among the hills, came across the badly composed body of a man. The corpse lay under a tree, from a branch of which hung a strap, by which the deed had been committed. The head was severed from the body, and lay some distance away. The two boys reported their find to the people of the village and many flocked to see the ghastly sight. It was thought by the villagers to be the body of A. R. Mackall, the attorney of this city, who disappeared last July, and word was at once sent to his father-in-law, J. M. Smith, in this city, and his brother-in-law, L. D. Overlander, of East Palestine. They at once hurried to the scene, joined by James Mackall, a brother of the deceased.

The remains were identified beyond doubt by these gentlemen as those of Mackall.


Mackall had always been successful man, and was reputed to be very wealthy. In 1894 he suffered a severe illness, which affected his mind and caused his removal to Newberg asylum for the insane. In the spring of 1898 he had so improved that he was released, his brother-in-law giving bond for his safety. Mackall, however, was not cured, and in July he suddenly disappeared one night. At the same time a horse was missing from the barn of Mr. Overlander. The horse was afterwards found, but the halter-strap was missing, and nothing more was heard of him. For awhile it was believed he had gone by rail to the home of his sister in Kansas, but he was never again heard fo till his bleaching bones were found among the desolate hills above Fredericktown.


Addison R. Mackall was born in 1849, at Achor, Middleton township. He read law in Lisbon, under Hon. J. M. Dickinson, and was passed before the bar, coming to this city in 1876. In 1882 he married Rosa K. Smit, daughter of J. M. Smith, of Fourth street, and from this union resulted one child. The wife and child now reside in Wooster, Ohio.

Mackall was unusually bright and was an able barrister. At one time he had as a law partner, Hon. R. W. Tayler, now congressman from this district.

When the company was organized to build the East Liverpool bridge he was one of the leading spirits. Besides owning considerable realty, he controlled a goodly lot of Pittsburg street railway stock.

The sad news of his terrible ending brings forth expressions of sympathy for his family from the entire community and all who knew him. Mrs. Mackall was notified by wire Wednesday evening, and a funeral will be given all that of our old townsman.

FERGUSON Child - Obituary

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Ferguson

The East Liverpool Tribune

The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tomas P. Feerguson, of Lisbon street, died Sunday (Jan. 8, 1899). Interment in Riverview took place Tuesday.


Neville, Harry B.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Harry B. Neville will be buried from the U. P .church, Thursday, at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. Taggart officiating. Interment will be in Riverview cemetery. (Jan. 10, 1899)


Imbold, Andrew

The East Liverpool Tribune

Andrew Imbold, aged 82 years, died Friday (Jan. 13, 1899), at the home of T. M. Bennett. Remains were sent to Parkersburg, W. Va., for burial.


Hickman, Joseph F.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Joseph F. Hickman died at Carnegie, Pa., Friday (Jan. 13, 1899,) of typhoid fever. Deceased was a former resident of East Liverpool, and leaves six children, his wife having died of the same malady about five weeks ago.


Anderson, Robert

The East Liverpool Tribune

Robert, son of Robert Anderson, died Saturday (Jan 14, 1899), of lung afflicition.

JANE BRADY - Obituary

Brady, Miss Jane

The East Liverpool Tribune

Miss Jane Brady, aged 71 years, one of the pioneer residents of this section of the country, died Monday (Apr. 10, 1899) at her home near Walkers.

Miss Brady was the daughter of Captain Daniel Brady, and lived all of her life on the farm where she died, and was known to most every person in East Liverpool and Wellsville. Interment took place Thursday in the family burying ground, which is on the farm.


Copestick, John

The East Liverpool Tribune

John, eight-year-old son of William Copestick, died Monday (April 10, 1899)

JACK McGINNIS - Obituary

McGinnis, Jack

The East Liverpool Tribune

Jack McGinnis, aged 33 years, died Friday morning (April 7, 1899) at his home on Franklin street, after a short illness of pneumonia. He was a brother of Mary McGinnis, now Mrs. Henry Dechant, and Miss Annie McGinnis, one of the best known lady dry goods clerks in the city. He was a member of St. Aloysius church.


Bevington, Miss Kate

The East Liverpool Tribune

Miss Kate Bevington, aged 27 years, daughter of Henry Bevington, mail carrier, died Friday(Jan. 13, 1899) at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lloyd, Washington, Pa. Consumption was the cause of death. Deceased was popular and well known, being an active worker of the First M. E. church. Interment in Spring Grove took place Monday, a large circle of friends and relatives attending.


Simms, Claibourne B.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Claibourne B. Simms, of Lincoln Ave., aged 62 years, died suddenly Saturday evening (Jan. 23, 1899), of heart trouble. Deceased was a son of Basil Simms, deceased. Interment, which was private, took place Tuesday afternoon from the home of his brother, B. C. Simms, on Broadway. Rev. Greene officiated. The remains were laid to rest in Riverview. Deceased was born and lived all his life in this city. The pal bearers were Richard, Charles, B. C., M. S. and N. M Simms and John Seanor.


Calhoun, Mrs. Harriet

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Harriet Calhoun, mother of Dr. W. M. Calhoun, of the east end, died ah her home at East Springfield, Jefferson county, on Sunday (Mar. 5, 1899), aged 79 years. Eight children survive her, five sons and three daughters. The funeral took place at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Dr. Calhoun left on Monday for East Springfield.

J. R. MASE - Obituary

Mase, J. R.

The East Liverpool Tribune

J. R. Mase, aged 50 years, died Tuesday (Jan. 3, 1899), of typhoid fever, at his home on Lisbon street. Wife, son and daughter survive. The Odd Fellows are conducting the funeral services to-day.

H. F. HARRIS - Obituary

Harris, H. F.

The East Liverpool Tribune

H. F. Harris, business manager of the "Crisis", was called to Ashtabula last Friday by the illness of his mother. The lady died Sunday (Jan. 1, 1899). She was a cousin of Whittier, the famous New England poet. Mr. Harris has the sympathy of the entire community.


Ford, Mrs. Katharine

The East Liverpool Tribune

Dec. 29, 1898

The funeral of Mrs. Katharine Ford took place from her late home on Ravine street, Monday

HILL Infant - Obituary

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Hill

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mr. and Mrs. C..C. Hill buried their six week old son at Edinburg, Ohio, Wednesday (Jan. 3, 1899)


Beardmore, Lucy, O.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Lucy O., daughter of john Beardsmore died Monday (Jan. 2, 1899), and was buried in Spring Grove cemetery, Wednesday.


Kelly, Edward

The East Liverpool Tribune

Edward Kelly of this city, aged 26 years, died at Alleghany General Hospital, Saturday (Dec. 31, 1899), after an illness of a year past. Interment took place Tuesday afternoon from the home of his cusin, Leroy Rinehart, Rev. Swift officiating.


Waterfield, David

The East Liverpool Tribune

O. O. F. Funeral Services

The Funeral services of David Waterfiled, who died Monday evening (April 14, 1902), at the rolling mill, Chester, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Odd Fellows hall, Rev. C. G. Jordan officiated. Lodge No. 533, of Irondale, of which the deceased was a member attended the funeral in a body.

Interment was made in the Odd Fellows lot at Riverview cemetery. This was the first funeral that has ever been held from the I. O. O. F. hall in this city.


Hargreaves, Bessie

The East Liverpool Tribune


Little Bessie Hargreaves injured by a Street Car – Hands, Arms and Legs Crushed.

Bessie, 12-year-old daughter of James Hargreaves, of East End, met with a fatal accident Tuesday morning (Jul. 3, 1901)

The little girl had been sent by her mother to a neighbor to get some milk. She rode a part of the way on the rear of an ice wagon, from which she jumped directly in front of an approaching car. It was too late to stop the car and the girl was caught up by the trucks.

Both hands, arms, and one leg were crushed into a shapeless mass.

Drs. Marshall and Trimmer were at once called and amputated the injured members. The little one was still living Wednesday. No blame was attached to the motorman.

The Street Railway Company has done a very clever act in stringing a wire up the hill to the Hargreaves home and putting in an electric fan for the comfort of the little girl.


The little girl, after a most comforting talk with her mamma, died last evening between four and five o'clock. She said: "Mamma, I am going on ahead ot heaven – just a little while before you, It may seem long to you – but it won't be only just a little while. I'll be watching for you."

She was kept under the influence of aenesthetic<sic>, so that her death was painless, and she just sank to sleep from exhaustion.

The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Hargeaves have the sympathy of the entire city in their sad sorrow. Bessie was a dear, sweet little girl that everybody loved who came within the radiance of the sunshine of her girlhood nature.


Connell, Mrs. Mary Jane

The Eat Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Alexander Connell, of Sixth street, passed peacefully away, at her home at 11:30 Wednesday night (Jan. 29, 1902) from old age. She was born in Calcutta, March 6, 1815. Her maiden name was Jane Azdell. She was educated in Calcutta schools. At the age of 26 she married to Alex. Connell. Eight children have been born to bless the union: John E. Connell, of Indianola, Ia., and Mrs. S. O. Milligan, of Kingman, Kan., survive.

Mr. and Mrs. Connell moved to East Liverpool about seventeen years ago, and they have since made their home at the corner of Sixth and Jackson streets. Mrs. Connell has lived in Columbiana county all her life and she has many friends who will be pained to hear of her demise.

While still a young girl Mrs. Connell joined the United Presbyterian church.


Husband of the above named lady, died Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 28, 1902), just a few hours following his wife to the better world.

The funeral will be a double one, and both will be laid to rest in the same grave.

Services will be held in the U. P. church Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment will follow at the Calcutta cemetery.

Mr. Connell was a most respected pioneer resident of this end of Columbiana county. Previous to moving to the city he lived on a farm about tow miles out. He was about 88 years of age, and as a lifelong member of the United Presbyterian church.

ALLISON Infant - Obituary

Allison infant

The East Liverpool Tribune

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Allison, of Second Street, died Wednesday (May 3, 1899).

MRS. R. H. CORLETT - Obituary

Corlett, Mrs. R. H.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. R. H. Corlett, died Monday (May 1, 1899) morning at the home of her brother, George Hamilton, 193 Fifth street, after a long illness. The remains were taken to Pittsburg.


Tolbert, Warren

The East Liverpool Tribune

The young son of Jos. Tolbert died Friday (April 28, 1899) and was buried in Riverview n Monday.


Booth, Emanuel

The East Liverpool Tribune

Emanuel Booth, an aged resident and pioneer potter, died at his home on Third street Thursday morning (May 4, 1899) of an overdose of laudanum, which he had of late been taking as a medicine.


Bettridge, Mrs. Mary

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Mary Bettridge, aged seventy-six, while walking across the kitchen floor at her residence, on Sunday (April 30, 1899) last, failed to observe that a trap-door, leading into the cellar, was open and she was precipitated through the opening, receiving injuries that produced death within a few hours. It is a singular coincidence that the mother of the deceased, also a resident of East Liverpool, met her death in precisely the same manner some thirty years ago.


Bannister, David

The East Liverpool Tribune

David Bannister, an aged colored man, residing on Second street, died Thursday afternoon (May 4, 1899.

Mr. Bannister was well known all over the city, for his integrity, congenial spirit and beautiful Southern manners.

Deceased was born at Lexington, Va., and up to the close of the war lived as a slave upon the plantation of Col. Bannister, on Bannister river, a tributary of the James river. He was the head house servant.

He came to East Liverpool on July 3, 1882, just one day before the famous Sciota disaster, bringing with hom many flattering testimonials of character and honesty. Mr. Bannister enjoyed the respect and good will of many of the very best families in the city, in whose employ he proved efficient and careful above all, and was an extremely good, law abiding citizen.

The only remaining member of his family is a son, Calvin, of Pittsburg, though he leaves a wife and step-daughter, Cordelia Jones.

T. M . Bradley & WM FISHER - Obituary


T. M. Bradley and Wm. Fisher Go Down Off Babb's Island.

The Bodies Found.

The East Liverpool Tribune

May 2, 1899

Late Tuesday evening T. M. Bradley, William D. Fisher and John Thompson, the latter of Calcutta, went out for a boat ride, and after rowing as far as Babb's island decided to change oarsmen, when Fisher and Bradley agreed to exchange places, and in so doing Fisher stepped on one side of the boat, upsetting it, and all were precipitated into the murky waters.

Lying near, tied to the beach, was the towboat, John A. Wood, and the crew heard the cries of the young men, but by the time they got to them only Thompson was above water and he was rescued.

Word was at once sent to Robert F. Bradley and Benjamin Fisher, fathers of the boys. The news was a heavy blow to their families, but searching parties to recover the bodies were at once formed and on Wednesday afternoon the bodies were found near the scene of the accident.

Bradley was aged 30 years, and married, leaving a wife and child.

Fisher was aged 36 years and single.


Skelton, Patrick

The East Liverpool Tribune

Patrick Skelton, aged 72, died Monday (Feb. 20, 1899).

JUDGE L. W. KING - Obituary

King, Judge L. W.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Judge L. W. King, of Youngstown, Ohio, died Saturday, July 15, (1899), after an illness of a month's duration, with a complication of diseases. During his illness he was attended by his brother, Dr. A. L. King, and four sisters, but all efforts of medical science and tender loving care were unavailing in prolonging the life of one of God's noblemen.

Funeral services were held at Youngstown Tuesday at 9 a.m., and were attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, including members of the Columbiana County Bar.

We take the following from the Pittsburg "Dispatch":

Judge King was born in Unity township, Columbiana county, in 1854, and attended the public schools in Lisbon. Before attaining his majority he located in Canfield, this county, entering the drug store of M. Y. B. King, and upon the election of the latter as probate judge, entered his office as a clerk and began reading law with W. S. Anderson, now of the firm of Anderson & Jones, of this city. Later he formed a partnership with Mr. Anderson. Prior to this Judge King had taken an active part in county politics and by reson of his eloquence passed rapidly to the front as a Republican leader. He was nominated and elected probate judge, and at the end of the first term unanimously re-nominated and re-elected by a large majority.

After six years in the probate office he retired at the end of his second term and formed a law partnership with his former, tutor, W. S. Anderson, which continued a number of years. Judge King then retired and formed a partnership with John E. McVey.

Judge King enjoyed politics as a relaxation from the heavy work of the law, and since attaining his majority has attended every national, state, congressional, and county convention of the party, and was always honored with recognition by the chair whenever he arose to speak, and given the closest attention, no matter how large the audience. Possessing the courage of his convictions, he did not hesitate to utter them, regardless of the time or place, or the effect his utterances might have upon him personally or politically.

At the instance of numerous friends, Judge King decided to enter the list at the Salem Congressional convention in Alliance two years later at which the present Congressman was nominated, Judge King was urged to allow his name to be presented at the convention by a sufficient number of candidates to insure his nomination. His reply was: "I promised to support Bob Taylor for Congress, and I intend to stand by my promise, as I know he would do under the same circumstances." The action of Judge King was typical of the man, and the eloquent speech he made in presenting R. W. Taylor to the convention showed that he had the courage to do what he knew was right, even when the temptation of a certain nomination was placed before him.

Judge King was a keen, public spirited man in the broadest sense, always taking an active part in whatever would advance the interests of the city in which he lived. He was largely interested as a stockholder in the Youngstown Ice Company, the Finished Steel Company, the Andrews Bros. & Company, and other leading corporations of the city. In social and secret society circles he was always active, being a member of the Elks, Masons, and Knights of Pythias, and was at all times ready to respond when called upon, either in the lodge room, or to contribute to worthy charity.

Judge King was never married, finding his greatest pleasure with his sisters and brother, whom he idolized, and to whom he gave the wealth of his affections.


Kinsey, Mrs. Martha

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Martha Kinsey, aged 77 years, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 1899) at Georgetown, Pa, after fourteen months' illness. Six children survive. Z. B. Kinsey, Collin Kinsey, Mrs. A. Bence, of East Liverpool; Thos. Kinsey, of Cleveland, John Kinsey, of Georgetown, and Mrs. James Anderson of Beaver, Pa.

Interment was held from the late home of the deceased on Wednesday afternoon and a host of friends were in attendance.


Godwin, Charles

The East Liverpool Tribune

Charles Godwin, oldest brother of the late James Godwin, of East Liverpool, and the late Thomas Godwin, of New Cumberland, died at his home in Conneautville, Pa., last week. Interment took place Friday (Feb. 17, 1899). Deceased was an uncle of John Godwin, of East Liverpool. He leaves two sons, Lee Godwin, of Conneautville, and W. J. Godwin, of Butler, Pa.


Kevan, George

The East Liverpool Tribune

George Kevan, aged 11 years, son of John Kevan, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 1899), of typhoid fever.

BRICK Child - Obituary

Child of John Brick

The East Liverpool Tribune

The one-year-old child of John Brick died Sunday (Feb. 19, 1899), of pneumonia.


Wells, George

The East Liverpool Tribune

George Wells, aged 74 years, died Friday (Feb. 17, 1899) at his home on Seventh street, of paralysis. Deceased leaves nine children – Mrs. Phoebe Mercer, of Agricola, Coffee Co., Kansas; John Wells, Mrs. Mattie Mercer, of Hancock Co., W. VA.; Will, George, Misses Maze and Ida, Mrs. Maggie Mercer and Mrs. Ella Finley, of this city.

Mr. Wells was well known, and owned a good amount of local realty.

Interment in Riverview took place Monday.


Allison, Jonathan

The East Liverpool Tribune

Jonathan Allison, aged 79 years, died at his home in Chester, W. Va., Friday, (Feb. 17, 1899) of Bright's disease.


Wallace, Hugh

The East Liverpool Tribune

Hugh Wallace, five years old, son of Mrs. Wilfred Wallace, was fatally burned Friday. The little fellow threw kerosene into the grate and his clothes became ignited. He died Saturday (Feb. 18, 1899)

MRS. EMMA HULME - Obituary

Hulme, Mrs. Emma

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Emma Hulme, aged 61 years, died Friday at her home on Short street, of paralysis. Deceased was the wife of the late Wm. Hulme and leaves seven children – Mrs. W. H. Cochran, Mrs. Charles Knobloch, Mrs. Ollie Sebring, Mrs. Wm. Tritt, William and George, of this city and Mrs. Harry Calhoun, of West Newton, Pa.

Mrs. Hulme was an active church worker, being a member of the First M. E. church for over thirty years. She was also prominently connected with the various societies of the church and was most popular with young and old.

Interment took place from the First M. E. Church on Monday and the remains were laid to rest in Riverview cemetery.