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Jerry Scott Ends His Existence By A Rifle Shot (1890)

East Liverpool, Ohio
Daily Crisis
Tuesday, June 10, 1890

Of a Well-known Character.

Through his Head, Early This Morning—Particulars of the Affair—The Coroner’s Inquest.

The quietness that characterizes life across the rive in Hancock county was rudely broken this morning by the announcement that Jerry Scott, a well known eccentric character, had ended his existence by blowing off the top of his head with a rifle, near the residence of John Finley, on the hill, opposite this place, where he had been making his home for some time. Mrs. Finley being a sister of the deceased.
Squire Pusey was notified at an early hour of the affair and at 7 o’clock this morning empaneled a jury composed of John Martin, David Cunningham, Jas. Doty, John P. Cochran, Joseph Metis, and J. C. Cunningham. From an investigation made, the following facts were elicited:
Jeremiah Scott was 52 years of age, an old resident of West Virginia and a carpenter by trade. He had been afflicted with a complication of diseases among them being a serious kidney trouble, and the physicians recently informed his friends that he could not recover. For some time he has been noticed as acting somewhat queer, but as he was always eccentric, no particular notice was paid to him until after he knew he could not recover, when he expressed a desire to end his existence, asking the Finley boys to purchase ammunition for him. The Finleys at once took precautions to remove all loaded firearms and kept a watch on his actions. Last night some of the family were up until 11 o’clock, Jerry had been sleeping off and on and he seemed more easy than usual, so the watch was relaxed and all retired, about 4 o’clock Mrs. Finley arose and repaired to his bedside, to see how he was doing, when she found him gone, and the bed cold, as if it had not been occupied for some hours. A search was at once instated, which was unavailing for some time. It was then noticed that the rifle was gone from its accustomed place. It appears that Jerry had gotten up some time in the night and gone out, and taking with him a new Winfield rifle belong to one of the boys started out on the road leading from the house. The cartridges for the rifle had been secreted in an old log building across from the house and whether he got them then or had previously secured them is unknown, but this morning the box of cartridges had been broken into and some abstracted. The unfortunate man made his way down the lane about 200 yards to a point back of the wash house where he placed the muzzle of the rifle against his left temple and pulling the trigger blew the front top of his head off, the bullet coming out on the opposite side to which it entered. The body was discovered about five o’clock in the morning, and the authorities were at once notified. After the jury had heard the evidence and examined the body the following verdict was rendered:
On examination of the body we find that the deceased came to his death by shooting himself in the head with a Winfield rifle with suicide intent.
The deceased has three sisters living, Mrs. McHenry, of this place, Mrs. John Finley, where he was living a the time of his death, and Mrs. Marshall, who’s and inmate of the insane asylum at Weston, W. Va., and a half-sister, Nannie Scott, a school teacher of this city. He had a brother, John who died recently at Ohioville, who followed the same trade as he. Jerry was always noted for the abnormal size of his head, and was always considered a little “off” he used to work in this city, but for the past two years has been doing only occasional jobs of tinkering about on the farms. He is reported to be worth considerable of money, about $1,700 of it being personal; besides this he has property in New Cumberland, on which a house in snow being completed; on his person he had 12.75 when the jury examined the body.
The deceased was a son of Nathan Scott, of Hancock county, and a batchelor. He is said to have left a will but what the contents are have not been made known. He will be buried in the Pughtown cemetery.
The house near where the tragedy occurred is one and a half story building set back some distance from the brow of the hill, in a beautiful location, which, just tat this season of the year, looks like a patch form the garden of Eden, and the last place in the world for any person to think of leaving by suicide.
When he was found he was holding the gun and trigger still in his hands.
The deceased was not considered an educated man, yet this spring he arose in church and gave a prayer that surprised the congregation by the eloquence and force with which it was delivered. He had never before spoken in church.

Enoch Bloor Fatally Injured Crisis
Tuesday, February 3, 1891
(Contributed by Roger Bloor)


Fatally Injured While Walking the Track.

A Night Freight Crushes His Skull, Causing His Death.

Another fatal accident occurred last night to swell the list of yesterday's happenings. Between 10 and 11 o'clock, Enoch Bloor, who resides in the East End, and who had been down to town, started to walk home on the railroad track. When he had got beyond the big culvert east of Ralston's crossing, train 98, bound east, whistled for him to get off the track, which he did, but did not step far enough away, and the train struck him, crushing in the back part of his head. The train was stopped and he was taken on board and conveyed to his home. Drs. Calhour and Marshal were called in and everything done for him possible, but he still remained in an unconscious condition until 3 o'clock this morning, when the task was given up as hopeless. He died at five minutes to 10 o'clock this morning, never returning to consciousness. The deceased was well known in this city and hsas been engaged in the butchering business here for a number of years.

Death of Enoch Riley


He Dies This Morning at 10:30 of Brights Disease

Enoch Riley, one of the oldest residents of this locality, who resides across the river and owns considerable real estate in this city, died at 10:30 this morning from Bright's disease, from which he has been suffering for some time. Deceased was born in Burslem, England, in 1827, and was a plate maker by trade. He came to this country in 1848. He leaves a wife, five sons and a daughter. His estate is valued at about $50,000. Funeral will take place Sunday afternoon, interment being in Riverview cemetery.

(Contributed by Roger Bloor)

Mrs. Scott Dead

She Belonged to One of Hancock County's Oldest Families

(Contributed by Roger Bloor)

There died in Summit lane last night Mrs. Scott, a member of one of the best known families of Hancock county. Her father was Judge Marshall, for many years a respectable citizen and her forefathers were among the most enterprising pioneers of the Panhandle. Deceased was aged 71 years and was well known to a large number of people in the city. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock, and the interment will be at Spring Grove. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Richie, Mrs. Harry Roach of Fairview, a brother, Jefferson Marshall, and a daughter, Mrs. Huff. She came here to reside 29 years ago. Doctor Huston and Reverend Taggart will conduct the services.

Mary Baker Obituary

Mary Baker
The Evening Review
Friday, November 27, 1981

SALINEVILLE -- Mrs. Mary Baker, 65, of Foundry Hill Rd. died Thursday at 5:56 p.m. in Salem Community Hospital, where she had been a patient 10 days.
A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Baker was born Aug. 4, 1916, in Hammondsville, a daughter of Clyde Parsons and Mayme Welch Parsons.
She was a member of the Southern Hills Church of Christ.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Janell Darlene Jenkins and Mrs. Roger (Linda) Kessler, both of Salineville; three sisters, Mrs. Gerald Miller, Mrs. Norma Wilson and Mrs. Tom Lysle, all of Hammondsville; a brother, Deryl Parsons of Hammondsville and three grandchildren.
Services are to be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Kerr Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Winland. Burial is to be in Somerset Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and night.

Ralph Brown Obituary

Ralph Brown
The Evening Review
Friday, November 27, 1981

Services are to be held Saturday fro Ralph R. Brown, 92, of 14026 Jackson st., Millport, who died Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at home.
A livelong area resident, Mr. Brown was born July 28, 1889, in Franklin Township, a son of Cyrus T. Brown and Catherine Morledge Brown
A retired carpenter, Mr. Brown was s former scout master of the Franklin Township Boy Scouts eight years. He was a life member of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, having been active in its organizations.
He was the widower of Emma Hull Brown
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Helen Hole of Massillon and a brother, S. V. Brown of Millport.
The rites are to be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Maple Cotton Funeral Home in Kensington by the Rev. James Corray.
Burial to be in Bethesda Cemetery in Kensington.
Friends may cal at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Sue McCormick Obituary

Sue McCormick
The Evening Review
Friday, November 27, 1981

Services are to be held Saturday for Mrs. Sue McCormick of 325 Moore St. who died Friday at 12:27 a.m. in City Hospital following a lingering illness.
A lifelong area resident, Mrs. McCormick was born here Dec. 20, 1909, a daughter of Pat Gallagher and Rose Martin Gallagher.
She owned and operated the Parkway bar 25 years.
Her husband, Cecil McCormick, died Sept. 3, 1964.
Survivors include two sons, William McCormick of East Palestine and Patrick McCormick of Savannah, GA.; a brother, John Gallagher of East Liverpool; a half-brother, Elmer Martin and five grandchildren.
The rites are to be held Saturday at 3 pm. at the Dawson Funeral Home by Fr. Michael Mikstay of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.
Burial is to be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home tonight and Saturday until time of services.

Harry Skelles Obituary

Harry Skelles
The Evening Review
Friday, November 27, 1981

Services are to be held Saturday for I. Harry Skeeles, 80, of 301 Harrison St., Newell, who died Thursday about 4:30 a.m. in the Ross Nursing Home following a long illness.
A retired self-employed contractor Mr. Skeeles was born March 27, 1901, in Island Creek, Ohio, a son of Isaac Skeeles and Nina Teneyck Skeeles.
He retired in 1964 as a crane operator at the Crucible Steel Division of Colt Industries in Midland.
Mr. Skeeles was a member of several area bowling leagues and the Newell Lions Club and the First United Methodist Church.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Inez N. Watson Skeeles, whom he married June 29, 1940, survivors include a son, Robert Skeeles of Toronto, a daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Eleanor) Zeno of Steubenville; a brother, J. Orville Johnson of Chester, a sister, Mrs. Mary Harmon of Phoenix, Ariz., five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The rites are to be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Arner Funeral /Chapel in Chester by Pastor Terry Wells of the First Christian Church in Newell.
Friends may call a the chapel this afternoon and tonight.

Carl Shroades Sr. Obituary

Carl Shroades Sr.
The Evening Review
Friday, November 27, 1981

Carl Shroades Sr., 82, of Liberty Ave., Lawrenceville, died Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the East Liverpool Extended Care Center following a long illness.
Mr. Shroades was born April 4, 1899, in Beaver County, Pa., a son of William Shroades and Melissa Manor Shroades.
He retired as a warehouseman from the Homer Laughin China Co. in Newell, after 25 years service.
He was a member of the IBPAW.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Marie Hubbard Shroades, whom he married Dec. 26, 1916, survivors include tow sons, John I. Shroades and Carl Shroades Jr, both of Chester, a daughter, Mrs. Chester (Helen) Cline of Newell; three brothers, William Shroades of Chester, Robert Shroades of New Waterford and Mont Shroades of East Liverpool, four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Bert and Mrs. Brant (Alda) Davis, both of East Liverpool, Mrs. James (Pearl) Morris and Mrs. Harold (Hilda) Wade, both of Chester, 13 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Services are to be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester by a member of the Jehovahs Witnesses. Burial is to be in Shadow Lawn Memorial Gardens in Newell.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Thelma Kozora Obituary

Thelma Kozora
The Evening Review
Friday, November 27, 1981

Mrs. Thelma M. Kozora, 56, of St. died this morning at 4:15 in the beaver County Medical Center following a long illness.
A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Kozora was born here July 14, 1925.
She worked 10 years as a secretary at the Ferro Corp., and was a member of ST Ann’s Catholic Church.
Besides her husband, Bernard P. Kozora, whom she married Aug. 12, 1961, survivors include two sisters, Mrs. William “Red” (Donna) VanValkenburk and Mrs. Margaret Wynn, both of East Liverpool.
A Mass of Christian Burial is to be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s church by Fr. Robert Gibas.
Burial is to be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the Dawson Funeral Home Sunday afternoon and night. The Rosary is to be recited Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Edith E. Logston Obituary

Edith E. Logston
The Evening Review
Thursday, August 14, 1980

Mrs. Edith E. Logston, 79, of Orion Ave., Chester, died Wednesday at 7:25 p.m. in City Hospital following a lingering illness.
Mrs. Logston was born April 21, 1901, a daughter of William and Melissa Shroades.
She retired as a floor lady in 1968 from the former Taylor, Smith and Taylor Pottery, and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Chester.
In addition to her husband, Melvin Logston, survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Maxine) Smith, Mrs. Carl (Betty) Wildman and Mrs. Harry (Wanda) Smith, all of Chester, four brothers, Carl Shroades and William Shroades, both of Chester, and Robert Shroades and Mont Shroades, both of East Liverpool, four sisters, Mrs. Alva Davis and Mrs. Nellie Burt, both of East Liverpool, and Mrs. Jim (Pearl) Morris and Mrs. Harold (Hilda) Wade, both of Chester, 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester by the Rev. Richard Cornelius.
Friends may call at the chapel Friday afternoon and night with the family present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Elizabeth Garlic Obituary

Elizabeth Garlic
The Evening Review
Thursday, August 14, 1980

New Cumberland – Mrs. Elizabeth Garlic, 85, of 900 2nd St. died Wednesday morning at the Weirton Medical Center.
Mrs. Garlic was born Nov. 25, 1894, in New Cumberland, a daughter of Ashton H. Cullen and Rebecca Miller Cullen.
She was a member of the Christian Church.
Her husband, Sidney Garlic died in 1931.
Survivors include a son, Edmond Garlic of Weirton, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Cuppy of New Cumberland.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Fields Funeral Home by the Rev. Allen S. Fields.
Burial will be in New Cumberland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funereal home today and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.