OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS


 

Preble County,
Ohio
Genealogy & History

Newspaper Excerpts

 

GENERAL NEWS MARRIAGES, Etc. DEATHS BIRTHS COURT News Excerpts from the
Eaton Register

NOTE:  Contributors are listed below their contributions.  Anything that doesn't have a name on it was contributed by myself, Sharon Wick.

Transcribed from: Ohio Statesman Oct. 3, 1837

Departed this life on Wednesday evening, the 27th of this inst., Mr. John G. Jameson, of New Paris, Preble county, Ohio , in the 43d year of his age.

Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Transcribed from: Ohio Statesman Oct. 3, 1837

 

Departed this life on Wednesday evening, the 27th of this inst., Mr. John G. Jameson, of New Paris, Preble county, Ohio , in the 43d year of his age.

Contributed by Nancy Hannah.

Transcribed from the Pittsfield Sun, 1842-05-19

Terrible Death – The Eaton ( Ohio ) Register states that on the 18th ult. A young man names Thos. J. Clarke, who was employed in Killough’s steam saw-mill, Preble County, got entangled in the fly-wheel, and was instantly torn and crushed to pieces; a part of his head and one arm being thrown several feet from the body. Mr. Clark was formerly a resident of Perrysville , Indiana .
Contributed by Nancy Hannah.

Source:  Liberator - Massachusetts
Dated: September 13, 1844
Death by Lightning -
On the 22d ult. in Monroe Township, Preble county, Ohio, two daughters of Mr. Daniel Dashers, aged 10 and 13 years, when returning home from the orchard with a basket of apples, were instantly killed by a flash of lightning.  A younger brother was with them, but escaped without material injury.
    On the same day, and within two hours of the above calamity, the house of Mr. George Walker of Twin Township, Starke county, Ohio, was struck by lightning, and one of his sons aged four years was instantly killed; the arm of a younger brother was broken and he was otherwise so seriously injured that little hopes were entertained of his recovery.  Several other members of the family were more or less injured, but not dangerously.
Source:  North American - Pennsylvania
Dated: March 10, 1846
Mr. Wm. D. F. Ailes, of Preble County, Ohio was accidentally killed by his horse rearing and falling back upon him while he was in the act of getting into the saddle.

Transcribed from the Ohio State Journal, Nov. 17, 1858

An old citizen, Adam Quinn, died near Eaton , Ohio , on Tuesday 9th last, aged 82 years. He was a native of Philadelphia , but for fifty eight years he has resided in the West. When a young man, he joined a company of volunteers, called into service by the State of Pennsylvania . His company, when on its march to Harrisburg , was reviewed by General Washington. Of those who served with him on that occasion, he was the last survivor.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah.

Cincinnati Enquirer Mar. 16, 1872 Deaths

Robbins, At Camden, Preble County, O. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 1 1 o’clock AM. Mary E. wife of H. L. Robbins, and daughter of Thomas and Margaret Lloyd, aged 31years, 5 months and 28 days.

 

Cambridge City Tribune (Indiana) June 19, 1873

Samuel P. Wilson, an old and respected citizen of Muncie, and long and familiarly known in connection with the Muncie National Bank, died on Friday evening at 10:50, of inflammation of the bladder, and after an illness of two weeks, at the advanced age of 77 years. He served with distinction as a soldier in one of the Virginia regiments in the War of 1812. He was the father-in-law of the lamented J. W. Burson, and formerly resided in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.

 

Transcribed from the Inter Ocean, Mar. 14, 1877

 

WILL CONTEST

Columbus , Ohio , March 13. – Smith M. Danser, of Camden , Ohio , uncle of the late Mary M. Danser, of New York , who left a fortune of nearly a million dollars to charitable institutions, is here, and has taken steps to contest the will.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah.

Source: Camden, Ohio Nov. 19, 1879
The following is a short sketch of the life of an old pioneer, who died November 8, 1879, and has gone to that land from which no traveler returns:

Lydia Bonnel was born July 20, 1790, in the State of New Jersey, in a village called Chatham. In the year 1791 her parents, Samuel and Elizabeth Bonnel, came with her to Ohio, and landed at the mouth of the Little Miami River, at Columbia, Hamilton County, Ohio; lived there five years before they dare move out on their land for fear of the Indians; in the year 1796 they moved out on their land, six miles from Columbia. In the year 1808 she was married to Samuel M. Frazer, with whom she lived till he died, which took place in 1855; they raised a family of five children, three sons and two daughters; she was eighty-five years old before she met with the loss of a child. Since the death of her husband she has lived with her son on the old homestead in Butler County on which they moved in 1829. Two weeks before her death she went to visit her daughter, Sarah Kennedy, near Camden, Ohio, where she was taken sick with heart disease and died, being at the time of her death 89 years, 3 months, and 18 days old. She never belonged to any church, but she was a strong believer in Universalism; she was strictly moral, upright and honest in all her dealings, and died in the full hope of a glorious immortality where God will wipe all tears from our eyes, and where sorrow, pain or death are felt or feared no more. Our Savior says in My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. Yes, thank God. He has gone to prepare a place for her and all others that live in obedience to His commands. Our Savior says, If ye love Me, keep My commandments; ye are My friends if you do whatsoever I command you.
Benj. P. Kennedy
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Transcribed from: The Sun April 24, 1880

 

In Preble county, Ohio , Robert Savage, colored, fatally shot a daughter of George Williams, also colored, because she refused to marry him, and then shot but did not kill himself.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah.

Transcribed from: The New York Times May 8, 1880

Dayton, Ohio, May 7 - A man was found murdered on the road to the Soldier's Home, near this city, this morning. He was lying in the road with a bullet-hole through his head, but wagon tracks near the body showed that it had been brought there from the city, where the murder was committed. The deceased man was a veteran of the Home named Valentine Scroeth, and was from Eaton, Ohio. No clue to the murderers has yet been found.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah.

(Unknown Source:)
Dated: April 2,1883


Camden
, Ohio March 31 – This afternoon intelligence was received here that “Uncle” John Ross, the oldest pioneer of this county, has died at his country residence, southeast of town. He has a very interesting pioneer history connected with his life, and was one of the first settlers of Ohio. Old age is assigned as the reason. He was ninety-four years old at the day of his death.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Transcribed from the Cincinnati Enquirer
Dated: Feb. 24, 1884

Shields On February 22, 1884, at 8:15 PM, William, the beloved son of Elizabeth Shields, in his 32nd year.

Funeral, Monday, February 25th, from late residence, 557 Central Avenue. To be interred at Eaton, Ohio.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Transcribed from: Weekly Telegraph and Messenger
Dated: 1885-06-19
 

Poisoned by His Wife

Cincinnati , June 10—On June 6th Martin Eddins, a laborer living at Hamburg , Preble county, Ohio , was taken sick after eating lettuce for supper. On June 11th he died in great agony, soon after taking a powder prepared by his wife. She was arrested yesterday, and was sent last night to jail without bail. She made a confession last night stating that she gave arsenic to her husband at the suggestion of William Rowe, a man with whom she bad been intimate some time. Bowe is not to be found. She says be made her promise be­fore be went away to poison her husband. She maintains that the arsenic did not kill him, and is apparently not much con­cerned about her situation.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Transcribed from the Inter Ocean,
Dated: 1890-05-13
 

SUICIDE OF A DOCTOR

Eaton , Ohio , May 12. – Yesterday Dr. A. C. Hawley shot himself dead in his office. A note beside him said he had taken a quantity of morphine. Some letters were found on his desk, which will be examined by the Coroner when the inquest is held. He was about 32 years old and stood well in his profession.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Transcribed from The New York Times
Dated: June 1, 1894

CHILDREN KILLED BY A STALLION
Eaton, Ohio, May 31 – Two small children of county commissioner P. B. Fisher wandered into a barn near their home, near here, last evening and were trampled to death by a vicious stallion, which had escaped from his enclosed stall.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Transcribed from Meade County (KS) News,
Dated: 1/3/1901

 
Mrs. Mary A. Marshall departed this life last Friday morning, at the home of her son, H. G. Marshall, after an illness of about four weeks.
Mrs. Marshall was born in Preble County, Ohio, Oct. 20, 1829, being 71 years 2 months 9 days of age at the time of her death.  Her mother died when she was about 14 years of age, leaving three children younger than herself dependent upon her for their support.  At an early age she embraced the Christian religion and was a member of the Christian church for many years.  In 1846 she was married to Ephraim Marshall and in a short time moved to Peoria County, Illinois, which was then on the frontier.  Four children were born to them, Anna, Frank, Horace, and Libby.  In 1876 they left Illinois and came to Greenwood County, Kansas, and in 1890 came to Meade County, Kansas, where her husband, Ephraim Marshall, died in 1892.  She was a kind mother and had many friends, especially among the children of her acquaintance, was very patient in her last illness and said she was ready and not afraid to die and believed she would soon meet the dear ones of her family who had gone before her.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Stamper at her residence in this city Saturday morning and interment was made in Graceland Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Transcribed from the Wilkes-Barre Times, 1904-08-24

FATHER KILLED BY A SON WHILE DEFENDING MOTHER

Eaton, Ohio, Aug. 24. – Harry Miller, 17 year, shot and instantly killed his father, John W. Miller, aged 50 years at their home, eight miles northeast of here last evening. The tragedy resulted from a quarrel between the elder Miller and his wife, Miller and his wife had been living apart for some weeks. He returned home under the influence of liquor, it is stated and demanded his wife go away with him and leave the children behind. She demurred. Then he drew a revolver and threatened to kill her if she did not accompany him. It is stated he also threatened to kill any of the children should they interfere with his plans. Fearing the father would carry out his threat, Harry the eldest of the children procured a shotgun and stepped into the yard, where the father was with a revolver in his hand flourishing it menacingly in his wife’s face. The boy discharged two loads of shot in the face of his father, tearing away the greater portion of his head. The boy says he shot in self defense as the father pointed the revolver at him as he came out of the house with the shotgun. After the shooting, young Miller gave himself up to Sheriff Huffman.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

New York Times July 5, 1905

Voorhis - At Washington, July 4, Catharine Voorhis, formerly of Preble County, Ohio, in her 81st year.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Transcribed from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1906-01-15

SUICIDES IN CROWD

Ohio Man Kills Himself in Los Angeles Depot

Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 15. – Albert Wilson, 30 years of age, whose relatives reside at College Corner, Ohio, shot himself in the forehead in the presence of hundreds of people at Arcade Station yesterday and died in the receiving hospital two hours later. The shot was fired with suicidal intent and evidently in a moment of mental aberration.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

New York Times March 24, 1906

Horace M. Emerson, general traffic manager of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company, died last night at his home in Wilmington, N. C., of heart trouble. He was born in Preble County, Ohio, and was 47 years old. He had been continuously in the service of the Atlantic Coast Line for thirty years.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Source:  Duluth News Tribune - Minnesota
Dated: May 9, 1906
CRUSHES SKULL OF HIS BROTHER
Ohio Man Aged 65 Years Then Takes Poison With Fatal Effect.
RICHMOND, Ind., May 8 - A tragedy was enacted some time last night seven miles northeast of Richmond in Preble county, Ohio.   Isaac Mackey 65 years old, crushed the skull of his brother, David Mackey, 75 years old, with a hatchet, and then took poison in an effort to end his own life.  The men were found lying on the floor of the home shared by them today.

Mansfield News Jan 3, 1908

Eaton, O., Jan 3- Mrs. John Leach, wife of a civil war veteran is dead, and her husband may die as the result of an accident. The two went to a shed to strip tobacco. Mrs. Leach stood before the stove and her clothing caught fire. She was so badly burned that she died in a few hours. Her husband was badly burned in trying to save her, and as a result of the burns and the shock of his wife’s death may not recover.
(Submitted by Linda Dietz)

Transcribed from the Belleville News Democrat, Feb. 13, 1908

Many Ill With Typhoid

Dayton, O., Feb. 13. – Three persons are dead and twenty dangerously ill in the vicinity of West Manchester, Ohio, with typhoid fever, an epidemic of which was caused by impure water from an old well. The whole neighborhood has been poisoned and other deaths may follow.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal April 17, 1908

Burns Are Fatal – Cora Graham Succombs to Injuries – Great Suffering is Finally Ended by Death – Funeral on Saturday

Cora Graham, who was horribly burned in a gasoline explosion at the home of her parents on the New Paris pike, died Wednesday evening about 5:30 o’clock. The little sufferer was conscious most of the day and suffered intense pain. The nature of the shock kept her nerves at high tension, and when they relaxed, death was the result. The child was burned from her knees to the top of her head, and if she had lived would have been horribly disfigured. In places of her body the flesh was burned to a crisp and in one or two instances dropped from the bones. The little unfortunate was 11 years of age. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Graham. She is survived by her parents and two younger brothers. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Fourteenth street mission school in Richmond . The body will be buried in Earlham cemetery. The mother of the girl is on the verge of nervous collapse on account of the accident. The death of her daughter has increased the seriousness of her condition. The brother who attempted to save the life of his sister, and who is burned also, is improving rapidly.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Transcribed from The New York Times October 13, 1910

Thompson, Miss Della S., beloved sister of Mrs. William Ayres Bonner, both of New York, died suddenly at Greenock Inn, Lee, Mass., Oct. 11. Interment at Eaton, Ohio .
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal December 11, 1908

Mr. Malson, of near Camden, died Monday morning of grip, aged 86 years. Burial at Camden Cemetery Sunday afternoon.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Butler County Democrat January 13, 1910

Mrs. Nannie Vorhees, wife of Richard Vorhees, died at her home in Eaton, On Sunday, aged 70 years. The funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, in the M. E. church in Eaton and at 2 p.m. in the Vorhees undertaking parlor in Lockland.
Thanks to Linda Dietz for this submission!)

Hamilton Evening Journal November 11, 1910

Early Sunday morning Mrs. Rexy Patterson of near Camden, who has been residing with her son Frank Patterson and family passed away to eternal rest, due to pneumonia. Though her death was expected for some time it nevertheless has cast a gloom over the lives of relatives and friends. The deceased’s health showed signs of shatterment for some time of Bright’s disease and with pneumonia she gradually grew worse until death claimed her as its own.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal December 19, 1910

Rehfuss, Martin, one of Eaton's retired merchants, is in critical condition, suffering from gangrene. Owing to the advanced ace of Mr. Rehfuss, grave fears are entertained for his recovery. The amputation of his leg is necessary to save his life. His children have been notified and are at his bedside. Mr. Rehfuss, for a number of years, conducted a tannery, accumulating a snug fortune. For the past ten years he has lived a retired life. Martin Rehfuss, of Indianapolis, Charles Rehfuss, of Philadelphia, Jack Rehfuss, of Brooklyn, George and William Rehfuss of Peoria, Ill., sons of Mr. Rehfuss, are home.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal March 10, 1911

Jeff Swartzel, of Eaton, died Saturday of heart trouble, aged 76 years. He leaves to mourn his loss three daughters and one son, Grant Swartzel, of this place, and a host of friends. Funeral held at U. B. Church at 2:00 p. m. Monday. Interment at Zion Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal January 19, 1912

Minnie, the little five-months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frame, died early Saturday morning of whooping cough. Funeral Monday morning at half-past twelve p. m. at home. Burial at Fairmount Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal March 22, 1912

The many friends of Mrs. Lizzie Riner were pained to hear of her death Thursday. Mrs. Riner has spent the last few years with her son, John Riner, and family of Eaton.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal April 26, 1912

James Robinson, son-in-law of the late Miles Price, was found dead in his bed on last Wednesday. He lived in a house on the farm of Jesse Eby. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Edward Hartly.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal May 17, 1912

Miss Ida Wolf, a well known resident of West Alexandria, died at the home of her brother, Lum Wolf, at Concord, Cal.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal May 17, 1912

Benjamin L. Kaylor, eldest son of J. J. Kaylor, of Eaton, passed away Thursday at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Potts, on Chicago Street, where he had moved from his farm only a couple of weeks ago. He was aged 33 years and 21 days and is survived by his wife and two daughters, Katharine and Margaret.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News October 3,1912

Dr. J. S. Ferguson, 78 years old, prominent resident of Camden , died Tuesday night at his home in that village, death having been due to paralysis. He was a widower, his wife having died a number of years ago. Attorney Frank G. Shuey, of Camden , well known in Eaton, is a son-on-law of the deceased. A son, Rev. John Ferguson, resides at Howe , Ind.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

 
Hamilton Evening News October 11, 1912

Francis Craig and family attended the funeral Monday of Normal Coleman the little sixteen months old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman of Gratis. Baby Normal died of pneumonia.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News March 14, 1913 Somerville, Ohio

The funeral of Henry Sherer took place from the Presbyterian church on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Gowdy officiating. Mr. Sherer was seventy-eight years of age and had lived most of his life in this community. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved widow.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News March 14, 1913

The news of the death of Mrs. Frank Shields, of Lexington , Neb. , is a sad shock to her relatives and many friends in Preble County . The deceased was a daughter of William and Anna Kirrin? Weadick, and was born and reared in this vicinity. She died two weeks ago and leaves a husband and seven children, two girls and five boys. A sister, Mrs. Ella Sullivan and a brother James Weadick, of Preble County , and Lou Weadick of Denver , Colo. , attended the last sad rites of their loved one. Mrs. Sullivan brought a little two-year-old boy home with her and will be as a mother to the child.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News November 21, 1913

Mrs. Ellen Reed Albaugh died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irvin Flora, of Indianapolis Friday evening the 14 inst. The remains were brought to Eaton via the traction line Monday afternoon. Funeral service in the chapel at Mound Hill Cemetery and interment in that beautiful city of the dead. Mrs. Albaugh, who was born and grew to womanhood Keokuk, Iowa, was united in marriage to Stephen Albaugh in the fifties and was brought to the home of his parents in Gasper township. A new home was erected on the farm now owned by George Acton, and there many years of her life was passed. The family later removed to Hamilton. The deceased was a woman of generous nature, ever ready to respond and assist her neighbor in times of sickness or sorrow.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News December 27, 1913

H. E. Hathaway of this city, this morning received a telegram telling of the death of his sister, Laura Hathaway, of Dayton, in the Samaritan Hospital, Friday night. The funeral is to be held at the home of a sister, Mrs. Henry Becker of Eaton, Ohio, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal August 27, 1915

From the effects of a cancerous trouble, Jennie Rinehart, 43, wife of E. J. Rinehart, former residents of Eaton, died Wednesday afternoon at their home on a farm near Arcanum. The deceased was a daughter of Rev. David Flory, of Gratis township, and was born and reared in this county. Besides her husband and four children, Ralph, Glen, Irvin, and Stanley, she is survived by four sisters and four brothers.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

The Warren Tribune (Ind) Jan. 28, 1916
Worley Fleming, aged 81 years, 10 months, and 14 days, died at his home, on Matilda Street, Wednesday morning about 3:20 following an attack of apoplexy a few hours previous. Mr. Fleming had been up town the day before and had told several acquaintances that he was feeling better than common. He retired as usual and about midnight, Frank Collins, with whom he lived, heard him apparently strangling and went to him. Collins saw at once that something was wrong and called a physician and Mr. Fleming's brother, Grant. At no time after his stroke did the aged man regain consciousness.
The death of Worley Fleming removes the oldest resident of the township, for he had lived here for more than 81 years, having been brought to the township by his parents in September, 1834, when he was six months old. His birthplace was in Preble County, Ohio.
His wife died September 26, 1090, and since that time he has made made his house part of the time with his half-brother, G. M. Fleming, and part of the time at his property on Matilda Street.
He leaves one half-brother, Grant M. Fleming, one nephew V. F. Ewart, one niece, Mrs. Samuel Hupp of Denver, Colo., three grandnephews, Ralph, Lot, and Elmer Sharp who were the sons of his sister's daughter.
Funeral services will be held from the Christian church Friday afternoon at two o'clock, in charge of Rev. Gilbert. Burial will be in the Mitchell cemetery where his brother Mitchell Fleming, was buried more than seventy-five years ago, being the first person to rest in that ancient burial grounds.
Hamilton Evening Journal November 18, 1919

Eaton, O., - Mrs. Emma Kelly, 67, wife of the late Mayor George H. Kelly, was buried Monday following her death in a hospital in Dayton, Ohio. One brother, Frank Rhea, of this city, survives.

Hamilton Daily News Journal May 13, 1936Camden May 13 Funeral services for John Koontz, age 86, a life-long resident of Preble County, who died Monday night at his home on Deem street, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Eaton Universalist church. Interment will be made on Mound Hill cemetery. Mr. Koontz was a retired farmer. His farm was a short distance north of Eaton in Washington township. Survivng are one son, L. T. Koontz, of Eaton; two brothers, William, West Alexandria, and Emanuel, Eaton; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Brower, living near Eaton, and Mrs. John McDonald, living near West Alexandria.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah
Hamilton Evening Journal November 9, 1921
The remains of John Ecker, who died at his home near Camden on Saturday were brought to the local cemetery for burial on Tuesday afternoon.

Transcribed from the Dallas Morning News, Nov. 29, 1921

 

Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 28 – Gilbert Cox, 88 years old, father of former Governor James M. Cox, died last night at his home in Camden, Ohio, after a protracted illness.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News May 21, 1915

Franklin Pierce Filbert, 62, died yesterday at his home in Eaton. The family surviving him consists of his widow, Mrs. Sarah Campbell Filbert, Mrs. Hugh R. Gilmore, wife of State Senator Gilmore, Fred C. Filbert, and Campbell Filbert, all of Eaton, Joseph Filbert, Isle of Pines, and Ralph Filbert, Dennison, Texas. John Filbert, of Eaton, is the only surviving brother. Thomas Filbert, of Eaton, and James Filbert, of Dayton, are his half-brothers.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal November 18, 1919

Mrs. Susanna Surface, 81, wife of the late Andrew Surface, died at her home at New Hope.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal February 9, 1923

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Sullivan O'Dea, 70, who died in her home six miles north of Eaton, were conducted in Eaton, in the Catholic church, by the Rev. Father J. M. Hyland, followed by burial in Mound Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News January 14, 1924

Jeanette Brower, beloved wife of C. C. Brower, passed away at her home in Camden , at 10 o’clock Sunday morning at the age of forty-two years, eleven months, and twenty-two days. Mrs. Brower was born near Morning Sun and has lived almost her entire life in and around Camden . She was beloved by all who knew her for her kind and generous disposition. A member of the Presbyterian church of Camden , she was active in the affairs of that congregation. Mrs. Brower was also a member of the Rebecca lodge. Besides the bereaved husband, C. C. Brower, she leaves one brother, Frank Fessenden, Hamilton, one sister, Mrs. Agnes Byrnes, of Camden , and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at the residence on Liberty street , Camden , Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Wynd of the Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in the Fairmont cemetery, Camden.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal February 4, 1924

Mrs. Caroline Mettler passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. M. B. Fry, Sunday evening at 5:50 o’clock at the age of 72 years, 22 days. Mrs. Mettler was born at Camden , Jan. 5, 1852, and has lived her entire life in and around Camden . Her husband Adrian Mettler preceded her in death Jan. 17 of last year. She was a highly respected citizen in Camden and was beloved by all who knew her. Mrs. Mettler was a member of the Presbyterian church and also the Ladies Aid. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. M. B. Fry, and one son, Bert Meddler, both of Camden , besides many other minor relatives and friends. The funeral will take place from the Presbyterian church of Camden on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. J. R. Wynd officiating. Burial on the family lot in Fairmount cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News September 27, 1924

Camden - The many friends of Mrs. Geo. Grothaus were pained to learn of her death Wednesday morning at her home east of town. She is survived by her husband and four children. Burial will take place Saturday at Fairmount cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal October 1, 1924

Camden – A. J. Huffman, aged seventy-six years passed away Sunday night at 10:30 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Murray Duvall. Although Mr. Huffman had been in failing health for the past few months, his death was a shock to his relatives who were with him, as they had felt his condition was somewhat improved. He had just returned to Camden after an extended visit with his sons at Indianapolis and Monticello , Ill. Mr. Huffman is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Murray Duvall, Mrs. Charles Pottenger and Mrs. Raymond Kabler all residing in or about Camden ; two sons, Lee of Indianapolis, Ind., and Frank of Monticello, Ill. Also by twelve grandchildren and three great grand children. Funeral services took place Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, at two o’clock. Burial in Fairmount cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News October 13, 1924

Eaton – Funeral and burial of Joseph W. Acton, 76, president of the Preble County National bank the last twenty years, who died Thursday morning, took place from his late home, West Main street Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery. The funeral arrangements were completed after arrival here of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth McElderly, from Taladega , Ala. Saturday noon.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal October 13, 1924

Eaton – Mrs. Maria Waters, native Preble countian and a resident of Eaton many years, died Thursday night at a Dayton hospital, where for the last several years she has been a patient. The body was brought to Eaton and funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the F. O. Girton undertaking establishment, followed by burial in Mound Hill cemetery. She leaves a daughter Mrs. Lottie May, who is in Florida . A brother, Jack Wesco, of near Eaton and a sister, Mrs. L. T. Sample, of Eaton, also survive.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal October 21, 1924

West Alexandria – The body of Mrs. Maltie Smith, 56, was returned to her home, two miles north of this city last night from an Indianapolis hospital where she died of injuries received when she was struck by an automobile, Sunday. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their daughter, Mrs. Ruby Maxwell, Brookville , Ohio , were returning to the city after visiting with friends in Indianapolis , Sunday, when the accident happened. The Smith’s had parked their automobile at the side of the road about two miles east of Indianapolis , and Mrs. Smith had started across to a farm house to purchase a pumpkin when she was struck by the automobile driven by Charles E. Decker, a Massachusetts tourist. Mrs. Smith was taken to the Indianapolis hospital where it was found she had received a small fracture of the skull and internal injuries. She died Monday. Mrs. Maxwell told Coroner Robinson, of Marion County, Indiana, that her mother walked from the rear of her own automobile into the path of Decker’s car. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband; her daughter, Mrs. Maxwell; a son who lives in Lewisburg, and a sister, in Dayton.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal October 22, 1924

Camden – Burial of Mrs. Elizabeth Lewellen, 89, at one time a resident of Eaton, took place Sunday afternoon at Camden following her death Friday near Richmond , Ind. , in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar C. Acton, where funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon. She had resided in the vicinity of Camden at one time. The daughter, one son and a sister, Mrs. W. A. Coovert, survive her.

Hamilton Evening Journal

Miss Bessie Longnecker, daughter of James A. and Sadie Avery Longnecker, died at the home of her father on East Somers Street, Eaton, following an illness caused by paresis. She was aged 35 years.

NOTE:  Not sure of date of publication for Miss Bessie Longnecker
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Daily News Oct. 22, 1924

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Mary Taylor, who died Wednesday, were held Saturday afternoon from St. Paul M.E. church and were in charge of Rev. V. E. Basler. Interment was at Mound Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal November 28, 1924

Mrs. Owen Douglass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Frame, of Eaton, died Tuesday morning at her home in Lewisburg, after a prolonged illness. She was 36 years old and leaves her husband, one daughter, Geneva , four brothers, Charles and Walter Frame of Preble county and Clarence and Raymond Frame of Dayton and three sisters, Mrs. Charles House and Mrs. Ross Bunn of Camden and Mrs. Biddinger of Tennessee. Funeral and burial will take place Friday afternoon at Lewisburg. Mrs. Douglass was a sister-in-law of Deputy Sheriff Herbert Douglass of Eaton.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News December 8, 1924

Camden – Mrs. Sarah Avery, aged 76 years, died at her home on Liberty street early Friday morning. She was the widow of the late Emannual Avory and was a native of Montgomery county, Ohio, but lived most of her life in Preble county, having lived for several years on a farm about four miles east of Camden and moved to Camden about three years ago. Children surviving are: Miss Mary, at home; Henry Avery and Mrs. Laura Halsey of Camden ; Mrs. Amanda Shoemaker of West Manchester; Mrs. Ida Winkler of Brookville , Ohio ; Mrs. Dora Zeller of Drexel , Ohio ; Vernon Avery of West Middletown, Ohio. Funeral and burial at Gratis, Ohio , Sunday afternoon. Services were conducted at one o’clock in the Conservative Dunkard church, Rev. J. R. Wynd of Camden and Rev. Aaron Brubaker officiating.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News December 13, 1924

Thomas Foster, aged 75 years, died at his home in New Paris late Wednesday evening from a complication of diseases and paralysis. He had been an invalid for the past 13 years. He was a shoemaker by trade. The deceased was born in Ireland coming to this country at the age of 15 years. He has been a resident of Preble county for 60 years. He leaves the widow, two daughters, Martha ??nbaugh of New Paris and Mrs. Mary Cole of Sugar Valley ; five sons, John, Charles, George, and Richard all of New Paris and Vincent of New Berlin, N. Y. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 9 o’clock at St. John’s Catholic church of New Paris , Rev. Father Hyland of Eaton will officiate. Burial will be in St. J??h’s cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal December 17, 1924

Benjamin Pence, 48, former farmer, lifelong resident of Preble county and for the last several years janitor at the Eaton public library building, Barron and Decatur streets. Diabetes caused his death, after less than a week’s illness. However, he had several serious attacks the last few years. At the time of his death he was in the employ of the Mills & Godshall auto-filling station, Richmond Pike, Eaton. Mr. Pence was born and reared on a farm a few miles north of Eaton, a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Pence. He went to Eaton some years ago to live. He was a member of the local Masonic and K. of P. lodges. Surviving him are his widow, Pearl Fudge Pence, and two daughters, Miss Kathryn Pence and Miss Martha Pence, both at home, and one sister, Mrs. John Marker, who lives north of Eaton. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in St. Paul M. E. Church in charge of the Rev. Vinton E. Busler, pastor, and the Rev. Hiley Baker, pastor of Christian church. Pythian rites were observed at the cemetery, burial taking place at Zion cemetery, a few miles north of Eaton.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal, Hamilton , Ohio Dec. 24, 1924

After a prolonged illness that confined her to her bed the last several months., Mrs Josin Glant, 50, died Monday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. James Knox, North Barron Street , Eaton. Mrs. Glant was the the widow of Simeon Glant. The last several years she had lived in Dayton . College Corner was her birthplace. Besides her sister, Mrs. Knox, Mrs. Glant leaves a son, Hillery Glant, of West Alexandria; her father, Jacob Wysong, of Dayton ; and three brothers, Edward Wysong, of Richmond , Ind. , Lou Wysong, Of Brookville, and Frank Wysong, of Illinois . The remains were taken to the home of the son in West Alexandria . Funeral and burial took place at the Lutheran Curch in West Alexandria .
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal December 24, 1924

Following her death, Monday at St. Elizabeth’s hospital, Dayton , where for some time she had been receiving treatment, the body of Mrs. Mattie Karch Snyder was taken to Eaton to the home of her brother, Joe Karch, Walnut street , where funeral services were held Wednesday. Mrs, Snyder was 43 years old and lived all her life in Eaton. She was a daughter of George Karch, of Eaton, who survives her. A brother, Thomas Karch, lives in Indianapolis , and a sister, Mrs. William Clear, resides in Dayton .
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal December 24, 1924

Fatal Burns for Young Mother

Funeral services for Mrs. Audrey Huford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman, of Eaton, who was fatally burned at her home in Dayton, Saturday, and died Sunday in a Dayton hospital, were conducted here Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the U. B. church in Eaton. Rev. M. B. Klepinger, pastor, officiated. Interment in Mound Hill cemetery. Mrs. Huford’s body was taken Monday afternoon to the home of her parents. Her fatal burns were sustained when her clothing caught fire from an open gas grate. She was 26 years old. Gratis, Preble County , was her birthplace. Mrs. Huford leaves her husband, two sons, one three years old and the other seven months old; her parents, two sisters and a brother.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal January 9, 1925

John H. Unger, 83, pioneer Preble countian father of C. B. Unger, head of the Register-Herald Publishing company, and for some years a resident of Middletown , Ind. , died in Eaton Wednesday morning at 6:30 o’clock in the home of his son, East Main street, and funeral and burial will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the son’s home. Interment will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Mr. Unger sustained a stroke of paralysis about 15 years ago while living in Middletown , Ind. , and since that time had been an invalid. Following the death of his daughter, Mrs. F. A. Wisehart, in Middletown , Ind. , a year or two ago, Mr. Unger came to Eaton to the home of his son. He was a native of West Alexandria and most of his life was passed there and in Eaton. He had conducted business in both places. He leaves only his son in Eaton.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal January 29, 1925

The many Camden friends of Lucien G. Stubbs, aged 64 years, were given to learn of his death Tuesday morning at his home in West Elkton . Mr. Stubbs had been in failing health for several months. At the time of his death he was a member of the Preble County election board and clerk of the village of West Elkton . He had served as clerk of the village board of education. Mr. Stubbs was born in the village of West Elkton and had lived all his life in and around the village. Early in life he followed the occupation of a school teacher and for several years operated a general store. He had a wide acquaintance in Preble County and a host of friends. He is survived by the widow, Sadie Randall Stubbs, two sons, Daniel Stubbs, Akron , and Hugh Stubbs, Indianapolis , and one brother, Willough Stubbs, who resides in California . J. E. Randall, cashier of the First National bank of Camden , is his brother-in-law. Funeral will take place Thursday at West Elkton .
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal February 3, 1925

The recent death in Chicago of John C. Eastman, owner and editor of the Chicago Journal, followed by his burial at West Alexandria calls in mind that Preble County is rich in the nativity of men prominent in various lines of endeavor. Like Mr. Eastman, Wm. D. Stephens, recently governor of California was a native of Eaton where he lived until early manhood. The elevation of Harry D. Silver to the speakership of the Ohio House of Representatives brings another Preble countian into the public eye. He was born in Dixon Township, while Thos. D. Campbell of Columbus a noted divine of the M. E. church first saw the light of day in Gasper Township and Judge A. Caldwell of Cincinnati, once lieutenant governor and mayor of Cincinnati comes from Israel Township. It is now said that Sherwood Anderson, the noted writer and author of some of the present day best sellers was born in the village of Camden, Dr. John B. Ferguson, pastor of the American church in Manilla came from the same village and is a graduate of Miami University, which institution recently conferred on him a doctors degree. Not so many years since the major part of the national income passed through the hands of two men born in Camden is the persons of George Wilson, U. S. commissioner of internal revenue and his chief deputy Col. Robert Williams. Many more might be enumerated but this is enough to show that Preble County is a might good starting point on the road to prominence.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal February 7, 1925

Seized with a heart attack, Mrs. George H. Lehman, 79, died Thursday afternoon at her home on North Maple street , Eaton. Her health had been failing for a long time and recently she had been regarded as seriously ill, but the last day or two her condition seemed to be improved. Her husband’s health has long been broken and he is regarded as in a serious condition at this time. Mrs. Lehman was born on a farm in Gasper township and lived all her life in Preble County . She had lived in Eaton many years. Her maiden name was Jefferson .
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal February 10, 1925

The death of Howard A. Peelle, 35, occurred at the Miami Valley Hospital at Dayton , after a 10 day’s illness from a complication of diseases. He was a former resident of New Paris but moved to Eldorado eight years ago to engage in farming. He had been living in Dayton for four years and had been in the real estate business. He is survived by his widow, Flo Miller Peelle, of Eldorado, his mother, a son, Richard, and as sister, Mrs. Marie Weyman, of Middletown , O. The funeral party left the home in Dayton at 11:45 o’clock Monday morning and went to Eldorado where services were held at the Universalist church at 1:30 o’clock. Members of the Masonic order were in charge. Burial was in Monroe cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal February 10, 1925

Charles Tallman, aged 80 years, passed away Sunday morning at 5:00 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Moses Dodge, on North Lafayette Street , where he has been making his home for several years. Mr. Tallman had been in failing health for some time and had been confined to his bed for the past five or six weeks. He was born in New York City , but came to Indiana early in life and lived most of the time in and around Richmond . Besides Mrs. Dodge there is left to mourn his loss the following children: Mrs. Martha Baldwin, Mrs Flossie Stonacker, and Mrs. Samuel Lingman all of Richmond , Ind. ; Mrs. Nettie Thomas of Liberty , Ind. , and George Tallman, of Overpeck, Ohio . His wife preceded him in death about eight years ago. Funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock from the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Mose Dodge, Rev. J. R. Wynd, pastor of the M. E. church officiating, assisted by the Methodist minister from Richmond. Interment was in the College Corner Cemetery . Mr. Riley Miller of College Corner was the undertaker in charge.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal February 12, 1925

Russell Ricker, 37, died Saturday at noon in Miami Valley Hospital , Dayton , and his body was taken to his home on West Main Street , Eaton, for funeral and burial. He is survived by his widow, Irma Curry Ricker, a son and twin daughters, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ricker, who live in the northern part of Preble County .
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal February 12, 1925

Mrs. Amanda Wilson, aged 85 years, wife of Orlando M. Wilson passed away at four o’clock Tuesday afternoon at their home on South Lafayette Street after a lingering illness of several months. Mrs. Wilson was one of Camden ’s oldest and most highly respected citizens and previous to her marriage was Amanda Neff. She was born in Clark County , Ohio but came to Preble County with her parents in early life and has lived in and around Camden all these years. The Wilsons are said to have been the oldest married couple in Camden and had she lived until February 14 they would have celebrated their Sixty-Fourth Wedding Anniversary. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, O. M. Wilson, two sons, John and Harry, both of Camden, two grandchildren, two brothers, Webster and Wesley Neff, who are both residents of Camden at this time, as well as many other relatives and a host of friends. Two children, a daughter and a son, preceded her in the great beyond several years ago. Funeral services will be held at the late residence Thursday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. J. R. Wynd, pastor of the M. E. Church officiating. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery . Lyle Zimmerman of West Alexandria is the undertaker in charge.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal March 13, 1925

Mrs. Mary Wilson, a life long resident of this community, passed away early Wednesday morning after an illness which covered a period of over two years. About a year ago Mrs. Wilson went to live in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fornshil on Liberty Street , where her death occurred. Mrs. Wilson was born in the Macedonian neighborhood east of Camden and was 76 years of age. She was well known in this community and a life-long member of the Methodist church. She is survived by one son, E. O. Barnett, who at present holds a very responsible position with the State Building & Loan Association company, and one brother, R. S. Bennett, both of Camden . Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of Mr. & Mrs. E. O. Barnett on East Central Avenue . Services will be in charge of Rev. G. S. Reilly of the Camden Presbyterian church.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal April 4, 1925

Mrs. Eliza Alice Wright, 58, is dead at her home three miles west of Eaton. She died Wednesday noon. She had lived in Preble county some years, coming here from Virginia , where she was born. Surviving her are her husband, John Wright, a son, Nelson Wright, of Connersville , Ind. , and a daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Vernon, of Rochester , Ind. Funeral and burial took place Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from Eaton Christian church, Rev. Hiley Baker had charge. Interment in Mound Hill cemetery at Eaton.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal February 18, 1925

Mrs. Harry Brown died at her home Friday morning, Feb. 13. She had been in poor health for over a year and leaves to mourn her loss a husband, one son, a mother, two brothers and a host of friends. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church with burial in College Corner Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal February 18, 1925

Mrs. Maggie Laird died at the home of her brother, Mr. J. E. Munns, Wednesday, February 11. She had been bed-fast for several years and death had been expected for some time. She was a member of the Methodist church and an active worker until her health failed. Funeral was held in the Methodist church Friday morning with burial in College Corner Cemetery .
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal March 13, 1925

Isaac Hancock, a former resident of this place, passed away last Friday at his house, west of Camden . He leaves to mourn one brother, W. T. Hancock, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held in the M. E. church at Camden , Monday morning, with burial in the Somerville cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal March 27, 1925

Mrs. M. Hines, wife of William Hines, justice of peace in Dixon township, passed away at two o’clock Wednesday morning at the Hines residence in Dixon township. Mrs. Hines was nearly 69 years of age and had been in poor health for the past year. She was born in Boston , Ind. , and had resided on the home place since her marriage nearly fifty years ago. Besides the husband, Mrs. Hines is survived by two daughters and two sons. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 9:00 o’clock from the Church of Visitation at Eaton with Rev. Jos. M. Hyland officiating. Interment will take place in Eaton cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal April 4, 1925
Funeral and burial of Asa Burch, 90, soldier and retired farmer, took place Thursday afternoon from the Presbyterian Church in Eaton, in charge of the G. A. R. post members, assisted by Dr. D. L. Meyers, Dayton Presbyterian Moderator. Interment was in Mound Hill cemetery, Eaton. Mr. Burch died Monday at the home of his son, Jesse Burch. Mrs. Bernard(?) Potterf, of Gasper Township is the daughter of Mr. Burch, and her many Camden friends extend sympathy.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah
Hamilton Evening Journal April 16, 1925

William Trissel, 65, died Thursday morning at 5 o’clock at the County Home. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Silvers church, south of New Lebanon, in Montgomery county. Burial was made in the church cemetery. He has been a resident of the infirmary for about one year and is survived by a wife and four children, who reside two miles west of Camden in the Salem neighborhood.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Logansport Pharos Tribune (Indiana) August 18, 1925

Albert Borradaile, 72, former sheriff of Preble County, Ohio, was killed when an interurban car crashed into his automobile near Richmond, Ind.

Submitted by Sarah E Wise:
Mrs. Lillian Boyd, 55, Route 1, West Alexandria, died Monday at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Elmer; three daughters, Dora Kingsley, Alice Boyd and Nancy Huffman, all of West Alexandria; two sons, Charles Ward and Walter Ward, both of West Alexandria; seven grand-children; her stepmother, Della Jackson of Indiana, one sister, Millie Ward of New Lebanon; three brothers, Charles Wellman and Dennis Jackson, both of Kentucky, and Walter F. Jackson of West Alexandria. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (today) at the Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. Memorial contributions may be made to the Preble County Cancer Society.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening Journal January 21, 1926

Camden – Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock from the Camden M. E. Church, Rev. J. R. Wynd, officiating, for Mrs. Harry Taylor, who passed away last Saturday at her home near West Elkton, death having been caused by a complication of diseases.
     Mrs. Taylor previous to her marriage was Honora Jane Connell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Connell and was born at Gettysburg, Preble County, Ohio, on August 28, 1873. At the time of her death she was 52 years 4 months and 20 days of age. She was united in marriage to Harry W. Taylor on December 4, 1898 and to this union was born four children, three sons and one daughter, one son having preceded her to the better land.
     She was a kind mother, loving wife and absolutely unselfish in her devotions to her relatives and friends.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, two sons, her mother, Mrs. Mary Connell, of Camden, two grandchildren, three brothers, Harry and Charles, of Camden, and D. P. Connell, of Dixon Township, also many other relatives and a host of friends.
     Interment took place in Fairmount Cemetery, Camden.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah
Kokomo (Ind) Tribune May 22, 1930

     Levi Brubaker, aged 87 years, resident of Howard County since 1859, and one among the earliest settlers to establish a home in the Ervin township community, coming there from Preble County, Ohio, former bailiff of the circuit court, serving under Judge W. C. Purdum, died at his late home, 219 East Harrison Street, Wednesday night at 7:15 o’clock. The deceased was an uncle of Howard Brubaker of the Russiaville National Bank.
     The deceased was born in the Ohio county names August 15, 1843. When a boy, he was brought to this county by his parents.
     Mr. Brubaker was a soldier in the Civil War. He served from 1863 to the end of the war, being a member of the Company E., 11 Indianast regiment. cavalry, 151
     The deceased was a member of the Church of the Brethren from 1869, and was a charter member of the congregation in this city, organized in 1913, and located at 917 South Market Street. The funeral will be held at this church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will follow in Crown Point cemetery.
     Mr. Brubaker’s first marriage was with Lydia E. Swisher, taking place January 25, 1866, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Heil Hamilton, a pioneer German Baptist minister. Four children were born to this union, two of whom survive, Mrs. Charles Myers of Fairfield and Jessie Everett Brubaker of Hemlock.
     The first wife died February 19, 1918, Mr. Brubaker’s second wife was Mrs. Emma Duncan Martin of West Middleton, who survives. A half brother, Silas Brubaker, also survives. The marriage with Mrs. Martin was July 11, 1919.
     The children of the first marriage who died were Millie Isephene and Wancy Pearl Brubaker.
     Besides the relatives already named, Mr. Brubaker is survived by six grandchildren, one of whom is with the U. S. marines in China, and seven great-grandchildren. He leaves a half brother, Amos Brubaker of Flora, a step-daughter, Mrs. John Radcliffe, of 1206 West Monroe Street, and four step grandchildren.
     Mr. Brubaker was a man of more than ordinary intelligence and keen observation, with a fine sense of humor. He was always popular wherever his tasks of life found him employed. His record for efficiency and conscience in service was not excelled. He lived a life full of years, and throughout the long journey did his bit to impart good cheer and encouragement.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah
Aug. 16, 1930 Kokomo (Ind) Tribune
The fatal shooting yesterday afternoon of David Toney, 63, a farmer, and the injury of his sister, Sarah Toney, 72, who lived ten miles southeast of here in Preble County, Ohio, still was a mystery today.
The sister told officers of that county that two men called at their door and, after asking for a family she did not know, stunned her with a blackjack and then tied her hands and feet. As they began ransacking the house Toney entered and, she said, he was shot by the intruders. The elderly woman freed herself in time to see the two men drive away.
 

Sheriff Sam Welsh, of Eaton, Ohio, said the woman had a revolver in her hand and the dead man was clutching a file when he reached the home. The theory that the couple had quarreled and the sister had shot her brother after he had hit her with the file was discarded when investigation disclosed Toney had been killed by a steel bullet, while the woman’s gun contained unexploded lead cartridges.
 

Miss Toney was brought to the Reid Memorial hospital here, where her condition was not regarded as serious.
Toney managed his sister’s 80 acre farm. He went to live there following his wife’s death six years ago in Richmond. Toney and his sister were considered as eccentric, and they are said to have feared being robbed. Although officers believed they may have had money hidden about the place, they said nothing of value had been taken.
Authorities were seeking two men, one about 35 and the other 40 years old, who were seen in the neighborhood of the Toney home yesterday. They were last seen driving an automobile with red wheels.

Contributed by Nancy Hannah
Hamilton (Ohio) Daily News Journal April 8, 1933

Eight year old Dorothy May Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Baker, residing in the old state road 12 miles southeast of Eaton, accidentally was shot and killed late Friday afternoon by her brother, Russell, 11 years old. The shooting took place in the Baker residence while the parents and three of their 12 children were in Dayton.
Seven of the children, including Dorothy May and Russell, arrived home from school at Gratis at 4 o’clock and had stopped at a neighbor’s house and picked up two younger brother’s, Otto, 4 years old, and Willard, 2 years old, who had been left there by the parents.
The nine children were in the same room, preparing to hang their coats in a clothes closet, when Russell discovered a shotgun hidden in a corner. Grabbing the gun, he lifted it to his shoulder and pointed the muzzle at his sister, not knowing it was loaded. Laughingly, he remarked, “I’m going to shoot you.”
The boy pulled the trigger and the shot entered the girl’s right hip, lodging in her abdomen. One of the children, Ruby, 15 years old, ran to the Samuel McClain residence nearby, from where Dr. W. R. Crume, of Gratis, was summoned. Dorothy May was dead when he arrived.
Coroner C. M. Treffinger, who investigated, reported young Russell fled from the house after the shooting, and when found in the woods nearby, threatened to kill or drown himself if his sister did not live. The boy was taken in charge by the coroner until his parents returned.
The Baker family moved into the W. K. Foutz farm last March 1, having lived in the Farmersville vicinity for several years.
The victim is survived by the parents and following sisters and brothers; Adam, 18 years old; Donald, 17 years old; Ruby, 15 years old; Helen, 13 years old; Herman, 12 years old; Clarence, 6 years old; Otto, 4 years old; Stanley, 3 years old; Willard, 2 years old; Carroll, 7 weeks old; and Russell.
The body was removed to the John Arpp funeral parlors in Germantown, pending funeral arrangements.
It was learned today that another tragedy occurred in this same house two years ago, when the 8-year-old daughter of Clarence Moyer was burned to death there. The girl was popping corn when her dress caught fire and she was so severely burned that she died a few hours later.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Daily News Journal March 8, 1935

Charles E. Brown, age 99, Civil War Veteran and former resident of Hamilton, passed away at the home of his son, Carl Brown, 526 Lexington Avenue, Dayton, late last week after a one-days illness. Mr. Brown was a native of Preble County and of Eaton where he resided until a few years ago when he came to live in Hamilton with his nephew, Russel P. Huls(?), 640 Heaton street. His ninety-fifth birthday was celebrated here. He was well known about the city in spite of his advanced age and on at least one occasion attended a meeting of the Grand Army of the Republic at the Monument. From Hamilton he went to live with his son in Dayton. He was a wagon maker by trade and had a wide acquaintance in western Ohio in the days of Company H, second regiment, Ohio volunteer infantry, and participated in a number of engagements during the period of his enlistment. He was in the Union Army from August 21, 1861, to October 10, 1864. Besides his son he is survived by his grandson, Harold, of Dayton, and his grand-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Miller, Milwaukee, besides many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends in Hamilton. Military funeral services were held for him Tuesday in Eaton, Ohio, where burial was made.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Transcribed from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Dec. 26, 1936

New York, Dec 25 – Joseph T. Fanning, past grand exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective of Elks, died today at his home. Born in Preble county, Ohio, he was 78. Fanning was elected grand exalted ruler in 1903 and was a leader in the order for a half century. For the last 15 years he was editor of the Elks magazine and secretary-treasurer of the Elks national committee. He headed the Democratic state committee of Indiana for a number of years.
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Submitted by Sarah E Wise: (Unknown Year and Source)

HENRY COTTINGHAM IS CALLED BY DEATH - Eaton's Oldest Native Resident Expires At His Home, North Beech Street Friday

Henry Cottingham, aged 93, a Civil War veteran and the oldest native resident of Eaton, died last Friday afternoon at his home on North Beech street following a long illness. He had been in ill health for over two years. Mr. Cottingham would have been 94 in 15 more days. He was the son of Elisha and Mary Betts Cottingham and was born in a log house which was located in what is now the northeast part of Eaton. His parents were among the first settlers in the community, comng here from Delaware. The cabin in which he was born was located on the land owned by Rev. Mitchell, who was a plantation and slave owner, and was reputed to have brough the first negrees to this county and it has been said she was the property of the minister. The Civil War veteran grew up in Eaton with his brothers and sisters and thrived in the rough life of the pioneer days. He was a regular patron of the Preble county fair and attended the first one 87 years ago as a small boy. He always enjoyed the fair and had told that is was one of the pleasures of his life. In the early days of the community Indians were often seen by the verteran and he often related stories of the savages and the early days of the village, which he remembered so well. He married Jennie Stephens, of White county, Ind., who preceded him in death by five years. Mr. Cottingham enlisted in Company H 54th Ohio Volunteer Infantry when President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for men, and served for three years until the war was over. He was with General Sherman on the famous "March to the Sea" through Georgia, and served under Col. Robert Williams. So far as is known he was the last survivor of the Company H and of the 54 Infantry. Two of his brothers, Edward and John, also saw service in the Civil War. John was killed in action during the battle of Snodgrass Hill. Edward was captured and placed in Libby prison. He was active in the affairs of the Mulharen-O'Cain Post G.A.R. and held offices in that organization. The death of Mr. Cottingham leaves but one survivor of the post in Eaton, Ezra Tingle, who celebrated his 91st birthday last Wednesday. The veteran had an unusal memory and recited poems at patriot gatherings and on Memorial Day, no local celebration on that day was complete unless he recited verses. He attended the 1937 services held at Mound Hill cemetery, and his presence on the platform drew comment from the orator of the day. Mr. Cottingham was a member of the North Barron street Chruch of Christ, and spent his entire life in this community with the exception of the time he spent with the Grand Army of the Republic during the Civil War. He is survived by four sons, George Cottingham of Eaton; Ridge Cottingham of Eaton; Clifford Cottingham of Eaton; Frank Cottingham of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two daughters Mrs. Anna Williams of Dunkirk, Ind.; Mrs Eva Ball of Eaton. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the North Barron street church of Christ with Rev. G. T. Thomas officating. Interment was made in Mound Hill cemetery with military honors being given by members of St. Clair Post of the American Legion of Eaton.

Submitted by Sarah E Wise:

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Cottingham, 77, who died early this Wednesday morning in her home, 314 North Beech street, after a short illness will be held Saturday afternoon, at 2 o'clock from the Church of Christ, North Barron Street. Interment n Mound Hill cemetery. Mrs. Cottingham was born in Michigan, and has resided in Eaton, for 25 years. She is survived by her husband, four sons, George and Clifford, both of Eaton; Frank of Grand Rapids, Mich., Ridge of Gratis; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Ball and Mrs. George Williams, both of Eaton and several grandchildren. Mrs. Cottingham was an active member of the Womens Relief Corps.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Submitted by Sarah E Wise:

Chloe W. Glander b. 2-5-1893 in Indiana d/o Andrew and Katherine Zimmerman Waymire, both of Indiana. Wife of Harry Glander. Lived in Preble County, died at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton October 6, 1941. Services at Barnes, buried Mound Hill Rev. L.W. Glander of Camden.
Another obituary read Following an extended illness, Mrs. Harry Glander 48, died Monday afternoon in St. Elizabeth hospital. She lived on Eaton R. R. 1. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Hilda Wise, Clayton, two sons, Kenneth of Farmersville and Harold at home, the mother, Katherine Waymire of Peru, Ind; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Hollerman, Peru, Mrs. Ester Powell, Terre Taute, Ind, Miss Gertrude Waymire, Ft Wayne, Ind., and one grandchild. Last sites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Barnes Funeral home, with interment in Mound Hill cemetery.

Submitted by Sarah E Wise:

Glander, Marcella Elaine, inf d/o Harry of Eaton, d. Sunday, 2 mo. Grandparents Noah Sharkey, Mrs. Glander's mother and sister of Peru, IN. Buried Mound Hill. RH, LL
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Submitted by Sarah E Wise:

Chloe W. Glander b. 2-5-1893 in Indiana d/o Andrew and Katherine Zimmerman Waymire, both of Indiana. Wife of Harry Glander. Lived in Preble County, died at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton October 6, 1941. Services at Barnes, buried Mound Hill Rev. L.W. Glander of Camden.
Another obituary read Following an extended illness, Mrs. Harry Glander 48, died Monday afternoon in St. Elizabeth hospital. She lived on Eaton R. R. 1. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Hilda Wise, Clayton, two sons, Kenneth of Farmersville and Harold at home, the mother, Katherine Waymire of Peru, Ind; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Hollerman, Peru, Mrs. Ester Powell, Terre Taute, Ind, Miss Gertrude Waymire, Ft Wayne, Ind., and one grandchild. Last sites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Barnes Funeral home, with interment in Mound Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Submitted by Sarah E Wise:

Glander Harry Vernon b. 9-30-1891 in Ohio, son of Henry and Laura Sharkey Glander. Husband of Mildred Mae Glander. Landscaper. Lived and died in Preble County 8-5-1954. Services Barnes buried Mound Hill Union Cemetery.
Another obituary reads Harry V. Glander 62, Rt. 1 Lewisburg Landscape gardener and former Eaton resident leaves wife Mildred Mae; 2 sons Kenneth Rt. 2, Lewisburg; Harold Rt. 1, Lewisburg; daughter Mrs. Hilda Wise, Garden Grove California; brother Leonard, Camden 11 grandchildren; Barnes, Mound Hill Union Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Submitted by Sarah E Wise:

Leonard W (Buck) Glander b. 4-5-1896 in Preble County son of Henry and Laura Sharkey Glander, widower, farmer, served in WWI. Lived and died in Preble County 5-23-1963 (heart attack). Services Barnes burial Mound Hill Union Cemetery.
At the time of marriage to Dorotha his occupation was carpenter and place of residence was Richmond, Indiana.

Submitted by Sarah E Wise:

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES SUNDAY A.M.
Ezra C. Tingle, Aged 92, Served Under Two Famous Generals in Civil War
Ezra Chambers Tingle, aged 92, Preble county's last survivor of the Civil war, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clem Arnold, Sunday morning at 8 o'clock. Mr. Tingle was a member of the local Mulharen-O'Cain post of Civil war veterans and was an honorary member of the local W.R.C. post. He took an active interest in patriotic observances, his last public appearance being in the 1938 Memorial Day parade and commemorative service held at Mound Hill cemetery. Mr. Tingle, a native of Milton, Ind., enrolled with Co. B. 134th regiment of Indiana volunteer Infantry, on November 10, 1864 and served under General's Sherman and Thomas. He missed Sherman's "March to the Sea" when he was dispatched to another point shortly before the famous military march began. After the war was ended Mr. Tingle came to Preble county in 1870 and in 1874 was married to Mary Elizabeth Glander. They spent twenty years of their married life on a county farm and then moved to Eaton. Surviving the deceased are two daughters, Mrs. Clem Arnold and Mrs. Lizzie Bourne, and two sons, Ed and George Tingle, all who live in Eaton. Funeral services for the deceased were held Wednesday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clem Arnold. Burial was made in Mound Hill cemetery. Funeral services were in charge of Dr. R. R. Willows pastor of the Methodist Evangelical church.

Submitted by Sarah E Wise:
Services for Mrs. Ezra C. Tingle, life resident of Eaton, who died last Wednesday following a year's illness were held Sunday afternoon, with burial in Mound Hill cemetery, Eaton. She would have been 89 years old last Sunday. Surviving are two sons, George and Edwin Tingle, and two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Arnold and Mrs. Elizabeth Bourne, all of Eaton, together with seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Contributed by Nancy Hannah

Hamilton Evening News November 17, 2004

Fred L. Houghtby, 62, died Thursday afternoon at his home on North Maple street , Eaton. Mr. Houghtby’s death is thought to have been caused by a mastoid operation, which he underwent a year or more ago and he has been in poor health since that time. He had many good friends in Camden , having conducted a retail shoe store here about two years. He is survived by his widow and a daughter, Mrs. Earl Kinsey of Eaton. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at his late residence by Rev. Soules ----- pastor at Mission Hall. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Hannah


 

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