Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Dated: Jun. 23, 1875
Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Gazette.
CIRCLEVILLE, O. June 22.
JOHN T. JACOB, a prominent citizen of this city,
died today from pneumonia. Mr. JACOB was for many years
connected with the dry goods house of Wolfley, Shultz & Co. of this
city, and was Secretary of the Pickaway Agricultural Society at the
time of his death.
Surveys of the Scioto Valley Railroad are being pushed
rapidly forward. Surveying parties are working north and south
from here. One company from Columbus is coming this way, and
one more leaves tomorrow for the line below Chillicothe.
Heavy rains occurred last night and today.
Source: CIRCLEVILLE DEMOCRAT AND WATCHMAN NEWSPAPER
Dated: Friday October 14, 1894
Mrs. Jeannette SHANNON, widow of Neal
SHANNON, died in Harrison Township, near Duvall, 4 inst, in her 88th
year. Her maiden name was BLACKWOOD, was born near Belfast, Ireland,
April 3, 1807, was married to Neal SHANNON, and a few years
thereafter came to Canada, and from there to Pickaway County. She
was the mother of sixteen children, ten of whom survive her. She
also leaves 83 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren and two great
great grandchildren. Her husband died in 1882. She was a member of
church for over fifty years. Her remains were interred in the
Lithopolis cemetery, six of her grandsons acting as pallbearers.
Source: Daily Inter Ocean - Illinois
Dated: Aug. 21,
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 20. - Special Telegram - Moses FOWLER,
President of the FOWLER National Bank, died at his
home in this city at 4 o'clock this morning, aged 74, from the
effects of a fall received about five weeks ago. Mr.
FOWLER was born near Circleville, Ohio, Apr. 30, 1815, and
came to this county in 1839, embarking in dry goods business with
the late John PURDUE, afterwards entering the
wholesale grocery trade with William F. REYNOLDS,
and Robert STOCKWELL, in which business he became
quite wealthy. He afterwards entered the banking business and
pork packing business, organizing the firm of Culbertson,
Blair & Co. Chicago, from which firm he has retired.
He was the owner of about 30,000 acres of land in Benton County,
through which he built a railroad (now the Cleveland, Columbus,
Cincinnati and Indianapolis) and laid out a town called by his own
name, which is now a flourishing county seat, which has made the
land in various ways enormously profitable. His interests in
farming and stock-raising, as well as financial enterprises in
Chicago, are of great magnitude. At the time of his death
Mr. FOWLER was reputed to be the wealthiest an in
Indiana. The funeral will take place Friday morning.
Raleigh Spradlin, 80, of Circleville died Monday, Sept. 29,
2003, at Logan Elm Healthcare Center. He was born Feb. 23, 1923, in
Portsmouth, son of the late Willie T. and Dora (Music) Spradlin. He
was the former owner of Raleigh Spradlin Gravel Company. He is
preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen L. (Seymour) Spradlin;
one son, James Edward Spradlin; brother, Burlie Spradlin; sisters,
Alma Suhre, Daisy Robinson, Eva Speicher and Ruth Wilson. He is
survived by his children, Sharon (Bob) Robertson, of El Paso, Texas,
Daniel (A.J.) Spradlin of Newark and Joy (Sam) Miller of
Chillicothe; 12 grandchildren; six step- grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; 10 step-great- grandchildren; brother, Clarence
(Ernestine) Spradlin of Johnstown; sisters, Rosa (Ralph) Conley of
Circleville and Flora Murphy of South Bloomfield; special pet dog,
“Cocoa.” Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3,
2003, in the chapel of the Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home,
151 E. Main St., Circleville with the Rev. John DeMint and the Rev.
John Cooper officiating. Interment to follow at Jackson Township
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the funeral home. Friends may make contributions to the Logan Elm
Resident’s Council, 370 Tarlton Rd., Circleville, Ohio 43113 or the
charity of their choice in his memory. Special thanks to the staff
of Logan Elm Healthcare, aides on D Hall, especially Melissa and
“Junior” for their loving care.