Pickaway County

and News Notices

Source:  Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Dated: Jun. 23, 1875
Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Gazette.   
     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.
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.


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.

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