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Source: Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA) Page 3
Dated: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1833
     The Hon. John W. Campbell, United States' Judge for the District of Ohio, died at Delaware, (Ohio), on Monday, the 30th ult., after several days' illness of a fever.  The Judge was a resident of Columbus, but during the latter part of the epidemic had retired to the town of Delaware.  He was a highly respected Judge; a benevolent and exemplary citizen; a kind husband, a moral and amiable man.  No man, probably, could have left so many personal friends though very few family connexions.
Source: Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) Page 2
Judge Sullivan formerly Treasurer of the State of Ohio, died at his residence in Zanesville, in that State, recently, aged seventy-nine.  He went to Ohio from Delaware, his native State, i 1804, and had been a resident from that time, deservedly enjoying the confidence and esteem of his friends and of the public.
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Source:  Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA) Vol. XVII Issue: 108  Page 2
Dated: Tuesday, July 30, 1844
     SAMUEL WHITE, of Licking county, a candidate for the vacancy in Congress in the Columbus district, died at Delaware, Ohio, on the 20th inst., where he had been lying sick since the first of this month.
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Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 2
Dated: Thursday, Feb. 25, 1864
Mrs. Matilda Cutler died in Delaware Co., Ohio, a few days ago.  Mrs. C. was born in Columbus, in 1809 - then a hamlet in the great wilderness.  Her grandfather built the first cabin on the present site of the Capital of the State of Ohio.
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Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Ohio
Dated: Jan. 1, 1880
BELLE CENTER, O - Rev. John S. Kalb, who had charge of the M. E. Church at this place in 1877-78, died at his home in Delaware County, after an illness of several months.  Rev. Kalb was one of the oldes and best ministers in the Central Ohio Conference.  His loss will be deeply felt by the Church.
(Transcribed from Genealogy Bank by Sharon Wick on 6/7/2009)

(Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, Chicago, Illinois - Vol. XXIV No. 37)
Dated: Apr. 30, 1895 -

J. Fletcher Williams.

St. Paul, Minn., April 29. - J. Fletcher Williams, ex-secretary of the Minnesota Historical Society, and one of the most prominent Odd Fellows in the Northwest, died at Rochester, Minn., today of softening of the brain, due to overwork and too close application to his studies. He wrote a number of historical works. His wife and four children survive. One son, Lewis Williams, lives in Denver, and a married daughter is in Milwaukee. Mr. Williams was a brother of Professor W. G. Williams, of the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, and Samuel Williams of the Methodist Book Concern in Cincinnati.
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Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 5
Dated: Thursday, Dec. 24, 1903
Widow of Leoanrd B. Gurley of Delaware Dead.
     DELAWARE, O., Dec. 23 - Mrs. Christina Gurley, widow of Leonard B. Gurley, one of the foremost pastors of the north Ohio conference and a writer of some note, died at her home in this city today.  Mrs. Gurley was one of the city's philanthropists.  After providing for various charitable institutions she left property and money to the amount of $25,000 to Ohio Wesleyan University.
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Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 8
Dated: Saturday, Aug. 7, 1909
Treasurer and Trustee of Methodist University at Delaware succumbs at Chicago.
     CHICAGO, Aug. 6 - A. J. Lyon, D. D., eighty-one years old, treasurer and trustee of Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, O., died today at the Evanson home of his son-in-law, Bishop W. F. McDowell of the Methodist church.
     Dr. Lyon was a Methodist preacher for forty years.  Burial will be at Delaware on Monday.
(Found at Genealogy Bank - Transcribed by Sharon Wick)

Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Issue 42 Page: 2A
Dated: Sunday, Feb. 11, 1912
Author of 'On Jordan's Stormy Banks' is Summoned.
     DELAWARE, OH, Feb. 10 - Prof. T. C. Okane, author of many old fashioned hymns, died at the home of his son here today, following an apopletic stroke.  Prof. Okane was 82 and well known throughout the state.
     "The Home Over There," "Waiting at the Door" and "On Jordan's Stormy Banks" are among the best known of his verses.  He is survived by two sons.  William of Cincinnati and E. T. of this city.

Source: Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) -
Dated: April 24, 1992


DELAWARE, Ohio - When Ronald F. "Doc" Wilson is buried this morning, county Prosecutor W. Duncan Whitney will help carry him to his grave.
Fifty years ago, Wilson drove then-newborn Whitney home from the hospital in a hearse.
Wilson, 93, died Tuesday night. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today in DeVore Funeral Home, Rt. 3, Sunbury.
Until his retirement in June, Wilson kept order in Delaware County Common Pleas Court as a part-time bailiff for 23 years.
Whitney, Common Pleas Judge Henry Shaw Jr. and bailiff Phil Longshore, a longtime friend, will be pallbearers.
Wilson became a bailiff after he operated a funeral home in Sunbury and later was an embalming fluid salesman.
In the courthouse yesterday, co-workers told and retold favorite "Doc" stories.
Longshore said Wilson always knew whether a defendant was guilty. "He said he could tell by the way the guy moved his foot (when he sat at the defense table). A lot of foot movement meant he was guilty."
One of Wilson's primary duties as bailiff was to be a liaison between jurors and the court. "He was deeply kind to people," Shaw said. "He took great pains to make sure jurors were comfortable. It was always funny to watch him help the lady jurors with their coats."
He would have their coats stacked and ready to go when it was time to leave, said Barb Ruoff, Shaw's secretary. No one could leave until he helped them. "He was insistent about it."
"I remember (as a boy) going squirrel hunting with him," Whitney said. "Doc was always impatient. He wanted to get going. So he thought the faster he cooked the bacon, the faster it would get done. He'd turn it on high. He always burnt the bacon."
Wilson was rarely seen without a hat and never without a necktie and a cigar.
Assistant Prosecutor Sue Ann Reulbach recalled a time when Wilson was sitting in the grand jury room smoking one of his trademark black cigars.
"Smoke started coming off his shirt. He literally set himself on fire and just patted it out," she said. "He was a pip."
His friends suspect Wilson will be laid to rest with a cigar.


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