|Source: Spooners Vermont Journal
Dated: Dec. 2, 1816
At Talmadge, County of Trumball, Ohio, on
the 10th Sept. Mary, the wife of Oran Pitkin,
formerly of Hartford, Vt.
|JOHN HENRY SAXION
WEST FARMINGTON, OH · John Henry Saxion, 81, of West Farmington, died
Monday evening, October 27, 2003, at Burton Health Care Center in Burton.
Born on August 19, 1922, in Johnstown, PA, he was a son of
George Franklin and Florence L. (Varner) Saxion, was formerly of
Greenville, PA, moving to the West Farmington area in 1948.
Mr. Saxion married Anna Lorraine
Bowser 50 years ago, on
August 7, 1943.
He was a Slitter Operator at Van Huffel Tube Company for 35
years, retiring in 1983.
Mr. Saxion raised registered Quarter Horses for 18 years, and
enjoyed trail riding, camping, and going on Anderson Tour Bus Trips.
He was a member of West Farmington United Methodist Church,
serving as a trustee for 5 years and active with the Board of Trustees at
the church, and a member of Grand River Riders 4-H Club and an advisor for
8 years, teaching Horsemanship. He was a commissioned Trumbull County
Deputy Sheriff and was Captain of the Mounted Unit, a member of the Deputy
Sheriff Auxiliary in Trumbull County for 15 years, served as a Volunteer
Fire Fighter on the West Farmington Fire Department for several years, and
was on the West Farmington Board of Appeals.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald (Jeanne) Saxion of
Middlefield, and Jerry (Barbara) Saxion of Greene, OH; two daughters,
(John) Rose of Orwell, and Sandra (Roger) Taipale of Warren; eight
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one step-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna, on
January 3, 1993; three brothers, Harold, James, and Harry; four sisters,
Jenny Neatrour, Beatrice Neatrour, Sarah Elizabeth Schrecengost, and
Adiline Hayes; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Friday, October 31, 2003,
at RUSSELL GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL SERVICE, 275 East Main Street (Route 88),
West Farmington, OH, with Reverend Paula Marbury, of West Farmington
United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery
in West Farmington.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 30,
2003, at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to W.F. United Methodist Church or
the Burton Health Care Center.
Dated: Oct. 21, 1864
Died, at his residence in Warren, Ohio, on the 25th
of March, 1864, after a severe illness of several weeks' duration,
LEVI SUTLIFF, Esq., aged 58 years, 8 months and 13 days.
Azrael has again passed over this community, and his
fatal darts have this time found a victim in one of the veteran
pioneers of the county. Levi Sutliff has fallen as that
victim! The death of a citizen of mature age, born, reared, and
always a resident of the county, and for fourteen years a resident of
Warren, would seem to require more than a passing notice.
Justice to his memory and proper respect for his family and friends
demand some mention of his life and character.
Mr. Sutliff was born in Vernon, Trumbull county,
Ohio on the 12th day of July, 1805, and at his death was nearly
fifty-nine years of age.
His father, Deacon Samuel Sutliff, immigrated
from Massachusetts but a short time before the birth of the subject of
this notice, and settled in Vernon, where he lived during his
residence in Ohio. High mother was a Granger, a piece of the
late Gideon Granger, once Postmaster General. Deacon
Sutliff was a pioneer; one of that class whom the Connecticut Land
Company induced to settle on some of their lands with a view of
bringing out their value; and he was a course subjected to many of the
hardships of the early matters of the Reserve - a settlement so remote
from the settlements in the east as to be almost inaccessible, because
immured in so vast a wilderness.
The subject of this notice was the third son in a
family of six, all of whom save, two, have passed on. The
survivors are, Hon. Milton Sutliff, late Chief Judge of the
Supreme Court of Ohio, a resident of Warren; and Allen C. Sutliff,
a resident of Iowa.
Among the brothers were Flavel Futliff, Esq.,
a very promising and rising lawyer, who died young; and Calvin
G. Sutliff, Esq., also a lawyer, who died in Warren about twelve
The Sutliff family has been one of marked
character. Deacon Samuel Sutliff was the descendant of
the Puritan stock of New England, and had much of the austerity of
that character. Mrs. Sutliff was a descendant of a family
alike distinguished for the talents and patriotism of its members,
having long occupied public station, and assisted to form the
institutions of the country, and to carry forward the government
through several administrations. She was a woman of remarkable
intellect and varied acquirements; and what was remarkable in her
case, she was self-taught. She particularly excelled in history.
It was remarked of her by Judge King, who know her, that she
was the strongest-minded woman he ever knew. She died in 1844.
She was also very pious. Deacon Sutliff, who died in
1840, had been Deacon of a church in Vernon 37 years. He
assisted the Rev. Mr. Badger, a pioneer minister of the
Reserve, to form and organize many Presbyterian Churches of the
Reserve. He was a man of great decision of character, stern
integrity, and never-yielding perseverance and endowed with wonderful
endurance. These faculties enabled him to go through the trials
of pioneer life without a murmur. The character and talents of
such parents seem to have been very fully impressed upon the children.
All of them have been more or less marked in their characteristics;
have been fully endowed by nature to impress themselves forcibly upon
the communities in which they have severally resided.
Levi Sutliff was born at a time when life was a
severe struggle among the early settlers; andbeing one of the oldest
children, was required to assist in the labor of clearing off the
heavy timber from the land, and thus reduce the wild, inhospitable
region to a condition suited to become the habitations of men.
He experienced many of the trials and hardships of the Western Reserve
pioneer life. It was a rough, hard life, and could not fail to
have an important influence upon his character. How much of
self-reliance such a school teaches!
The advantages of education were limited in the
wilderness in the boyhood days of Mr. Sutliff. His early
education was therefore meagre, but being of strong mind, and early
taught to rely upon himself, he was enabled to remedy the defect,
measurably, by persevering application to books through a long course
of self-improvement. In later years of his life, he appeared to
be a man of fair culture and extensive reading. He also
knew men and things well, having studied them thoroughly.
He turned his attention to the law in middle life.
He was frequently called upon to assist his neighbors in their
difficulties before magistrates' courts. After a time, and in
the year 1840, he was admitted to practice in all the courts of the
State. In 1850 he removed to Warren, and formed a partnership
with Judge Birchard, with whom he practised for two or three
years, but his own private business, and his large and growing lauded
and other property required so much of his time, that it compelled his
retirement from the active duties of his profession, although he still
rendered assistance to his friends when called upon.
Mr. Sutliff was one of the earliest Anti-Slavery
men of the county. In 1832 he became a convert to the then
Anti-Slavery sentiments of Garrison as proclaimed in his Liberator,
and from that time forward to his death he has been a consistent
Anti-Slavery man. He made it the religion of his life, so to
speak. He contributed largely of his means to promote the
interests of the cause, and always was ready to speak a true and
strong word to advance Anti-Slavery sentiments among the people.
In 1833 he furnished most of the means to support his brother
Milton in lecturing tour of the Reserve, to disseminate
Anti-Slavery ideas. This was one of the first attempts to
present the cause of the slave in this community. Judge
Sutliff had but lately before that graduated at the Western
Reserve College, and it was about the time of the breaking up of the
Faculty of that institution by reason of Anti-Slavery entering
into the college as an element of discussion. President
Storrs, Prof. Beriah Green, Elizur Wright, and perhaps some of the
Tutors, (the names do not now occur to me,) were compelled to
retire because of their Anti-slavery sentiments. About this
time, he went as a delegate to an Anti-Slavery Convention at
Philadelphia, where he assisted to form the first National
Anti-Slavery Society, and was one of the signers of the famous
"DECLARATION OF SENTIMENTS."
The slave always found in Mr. Sutliff a true and
steadfast friend. Many a wandering fugitive ahs had cause to
breathe blessings upon him in his flight to Canada and Liberty.
He assisted, too, in the formation of the first
Anti-Slavery Society in Trumbull County. This was as early as in
1832 or 1833. He also assisted to form the Liberty party in
1839, and the next year voted for James G. Birney for
President, in preference to Gen. Harrison or Martin Van
Buren. Through all the early struggles of the Liberty party
for political existence - struggles which were severe, with a pathway
rugged and steep ascent, standing as it did between two great parties
with no ideas except to get and keep office and distribute spoils - a
position very similar to the crucifixion - he was one of its foremost
and most zealous supporters and constant friends. His
faithfulness to this small, insignificant party, because of the idea
it represented, was very beautiful - nay, it was sublime.
Neither the scoffs, the frowns nor the scorn, the threats nor abuse of
the leaders of the other parties could move him from his
purpose. He has been gloriously rewarded too, for that
faithfulness, and has lived to see the complete triumph of that idea
in becoming the mainspring and central ideal of all parties, and lived
almost long enough to see slavery wiped out, and the stain removed
from our otherwise fair escutcheon.
He was a co-laborer in this early anti-slavery work
with Judge King, Ephraim Brown, Deacon Smith, and a host of
other good and true men, some of whom have gone to their reward, while
others of them are permitted to abide with us yet awhile - all of whom
were among the builder up of that party, and laboring to make
anti-slavery ruling element in our politics.
In 1838, the labors of the brothers Milton, Levi
and Calvin G. Sutliff, in Trumbull county, secured the
nomination of Hon. J. R. Giddings on anti-slavery grounds,
which was one of the greater political events in the history of the
Mr. Sutliff was twice married. His first
wife was Miss Mary Plumb of Vernon, to whom he was married on
the 17th day of September 1834. This marriage was of but short
duration - Mrs. Sutliff dying in about eighteen months after
the marriage. No children survived the first Mrs. Sutliff.
Mr. Sutliff married for his second wife Phebe L.
Marvis, of Bazetta, on the 1st day of October, 1840. Mrs.
Sutliff has been to him a tender and affectionate wife, and no__
survives him to mourn as the wife only __, the less of __ husband whom
she loved. The fruit of this marriage has been eight children -
five of whom survived to mourn the loss of a father. He was
particularly tender and affectionate in his relations with his family.
He was full of quaint humor, and, in his intercourse with society, was
sociable, pleasant and agreeable. While he will be missed in
society as neighbor, friend and citizen, it will be in the home circle
where his loss will be more severely felt. There his loss will
On his death being known, the Trumbull County Bar
assembled to take such measures as the occasion demanded; and the
series of resolutions were passed, expressive of the feelings of the
members of the Bar on the sad occasion.
A large concourse of people testified their respect to
his memory by following his remains to the grave. The mourning
circle was large. The members of the Bar walked as mourners,
wearing the usual badge?.
A citizen of ripe years, of varied experiences, having
lived a long life in the community; one whose growth and history have
been the growth and history of the country; one who has left
foot-prints and an impress upon the times, and the people among whom
he lived, which will live after him, has fallen and been gathered to
his fathers. Let the passing stranger speak lightly of his
faults, and remember his virtues, while the wife, the children, the
relatives and friends drop plentiful tears over his grave.
|Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 1
Dated: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1904
WARREN, O., Jan. 5. - C. C. McNutt
died this morning. Mr. McNutt was born in Blandford,
Mass., in 1827 and came to Warren in 1844. He was a prominent
|Source: Wyoming State Tribune - Cheyenne State
Dated: Jul. 10, 1917
FATHER OF TRIBUNE EDITOR PASSES
AWAY AT OHIO HOME.
Judge Osmer Sage Deming of Warren, Ohio, Dies
Peacefully After Illness.
Sage Deming, father of William C. Deming, editor of The Wyoming Tribune,
and of Mrs. W. H. Morrison of Wheatland, Wyo, died at his home in
Warren Ohio, at 12:20 o'clock this afternoon, according to a telegram
received here today. He was surrounded by his entire family at
the time of his death, passing away after four days sleep without a
Funeral services will be held at
Warren Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, interment being made in Oakwood
cemetery at that place.
Judge Deming has
twice visited in Wyoming. Editor Deming left Cheyenne for Warren
last Friday to be at his father's bedside.
Judge Osmer Sage Deming, was born in Unadilla,
Otsego county, N. Y.,
Dec. 22, 1837. He was a descendant of John Deming, called "The
Settler" who came from England to Weathersfield,
Conn., in the
17th century. When Osmer Deming was still a young boy, his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. David W. Deming, moved westward to West Spring
Creek, Warren County, Penn., where they continued to reside until the
death of both David W. Deming and his wife, Elmira Sage
Deming, at an
advanced age. After attending the public school, Judge Deming
went to the Academy at Waterford, New York, in those days a leading
school for boys in western New York. He was graduated there with
high honors and remained two years as a member of the faculty,
teaching Latin, Greek, mathematics and philosophy.
Because of the rigorous winters in that section, his health failed and
he was advised by his physicians to go south. About that
time, his cousin, William Deming, a large lumber dealer of Erie,
Penn., was taking a raft of logs and merchantable timber down the Ohio
river and Osmer Deming accompanied the party. He landed at
Ripley, Ohio, where he was employed for some time and later, crossed
the Ohio river and became a resident of Kentucky.
This was in the troublesome times preceding the Civil War and there
were but few northern men in that section. Nevertheless, he
adhered vigorously and openly to the cause of the Union and never
failed to express his great admiration for Abraham Lincoln, whose
speeches and opinions were becoming a national issue. Mr.
taught school several terms in Kentucky, meantime studying law, but at
the out break of the Civil War, he offered his services to the Union
Having a predilection for the navy, and
being a splendid marksman, he was assigned to the gunboat, Victory, as
gunner and saw much service upon the Ohio, the Cumberland and the
Southern Rivers, which were within the radius of active warfare.
His war stories were always intensely interesting and he frequently
described the spectacular trip of his gunboat over the falls near
Louisville. He participated in the maneuvers which culminated in
the capture of "John Morgan, the Raider" and saw Morgan as he was
marched to prison in Cincinnati, holding his hat defiantly in his hand
and asking no quarter from his captors.
After the war, notwithstanding the bitter and intense feeling
prevailing among the Confederate soldiers and sympathizers in
Kentucky, he resumed his residence among them and won their
admiration, support and respect. He assisted in the formation of
Robertson county in which he lived and although the district was
largely Democratic he became its first county and prosecuting
He was later elevated to the
beach and served two terms.
Notwithstanding his growing law practice, numbering among his clients,
numbering among his clients many of the most steadfast Democratic and
Confederate citizens, he became very prominent in Kentucky politics.
With a small coterie of active Republicans, he helped to keep alive
the Republican party in that state in the years succeeding the war.
He was a prominent figure in many state conventions, frequently acting
as chairman and made many sacrifices politically, n eh face of a large
In 1879 he was the
Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor and campaigned over
large part of the state. His speeches were published in full in
the Louisville and Lexington daily papers and formed an effective part
of the campaign literature of that day. He enjoyed many
political honors and declined many. He was a delegate to
national conventions and served upon committees which were appointed
to notify Republican candidates of their nomination to President.
In 1896, Judge Deming was the Republican elector-at-large, and again
campaigned the state which for the first time in its history, gave its
electoral vote to a Republican candidate for president. In
recognition of his services, he presided over the state's only
Republican electoral college, which cast Kentucky's entire Republican
vote for William McKinley. He was a friend and acquaintance of
Mr. McKinley, and heard that martyred president's last speech at
Buffalo. He was an intimate friend, counselors and contemporary
of most of Kentucky's prominent men during the last 50 years.
Upon his visits to Frankfort, the state's capital, where he appeared
before the supreme curt of the state he was frequently called upon to
enjoy the hospitality of the Kentucky governors, whether they were
Democrat or Republican. Among those who were his contemporaries
and friends, were Gov. Blackburn, Gov. Simon H. Buckner
of Civil War
fame, J. Proctor Knott, William O. Bradley, Augustus E. Wilson and
Judge Deming was an able
lawyer and his standing at the Kentucky bar was always very high.
He was a student, a lecturer and a versatile stump speaker.
He was commander of the J. J. Landrum Post of the Grand Army of the
Republic in his home town. After the war was over, no man in
Kentucky did more to remove the bitter feeling which had existed
between the Union men and Confederate soldiers, their friends and
In recognition of this fact,
he was chosen by the National Committee of the G. A. R. to speak at
the joint meeting of The Blue and The Gray at the St. Louis Exposition
in 1904. He was probably the first prominent Union man to
advocate a union observance of Memorial Day by both the veterans of
the Union and of the Confederate army. Because of this fact he
was invited to address a great gathering at Atlanta, Georgia, many
years ago. He had delivered Decoration Day addresses in many of
the large cities of both the North and of the South. Shortly
before Mrs. McKinley's death, he spoke at Canton, Ohio, on May 20th.
The large audience was filled to its capacity, among the audience
being Mrs. McKinley, which was perhaps her last public appearance.
Because of failing health, Judge Deming had retired from active
practice about fifteen years ago and with Mrs. Deming, eleven years
ago, moved to Warren, Ohio, where their youngest son, Thomas H.
Deming, Editor of the Daily Tribune, resides.
In Warren, Judge Deming was a great favorite, being still in demand as
a public speaker, when his health would permit. He was a member
of the Christian church and of he Masonic order. Perhaps the
finest tribute that has ever been paid him, was by one of his old
after-the-war Confederate army friends, who once said: "Judge Deming
is the finest character I have ever known. He is courageous at
all times, honorable, straightforward and never compromises where
principle is involved.
Judge Deming was
always constructive and optimistic. He was a gentleman, of the
old school and the builder in every sense of the word.
In the "Eighties," when Judge Deming's family was young and all at
home, he erected a very beautiful house of many rooms, upon a
commanding site at Mt. Olivet, Kentucky. He planted scores of
fine maples, elms and evergreens, which he lived to see grow into
magnificent, shade trees. When asked by someone why he had gone
to so much trouble and erected such a large house, when his family
would probably be scattered in a few years, he replied, "The school
facilities of this community have never been what they should be.
Some day, I hope to see this place the seat of an educational
institution." In 1915, this hope was realized when the family
sold the place at nominal price for a county high school. The
splendid trees and big lawn are thoroughly enjoyed by the high school
boys and girls, many of them children and grandchildren of Judge
Deming's pupils in the days preceding the Civil War.
Judge Deming is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leona C. Deming, and four
children, Wm. C. Deming, editor of The Wyoming Tribune at Cheyenne:
David S., a prominent business man of Mt. Olivet, Kentucky; Thomas H.
of Warren, Ohio; and Mrs. W. H. Morrison of Wheatland, Wyoming.
Judge Deming's only surviving sister, Mrs. Frank W. Pike, lives at
|Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page: 19
Dated: June 22, 1949
MRS. THOMAS RILEY
NILES, O., June 21 - Funeral services for Mrs.
Eva May Riley, 61, wife of Thomas of nearby Mineral
Ridge, who died last night after three months illness of leukemia, a
blood disease, will be held here Thursday afternoon. Two sons,
Paul, of Mineral Ridge and Thomas of
MRS. CHARLES FOWLER. SR.
WARREN, O. June 21, - Mrs. Hazel B. Fowler,
52, Route 1, Leavittsburg, died today in Trumbull Memorial Hospital
With her husband, Charles, sr., she operated the
Meadowbrook Market at Leavittsburg. She was a member of
Leavittsburg Community Church. Three daughters, Mrs.
Doloris Yakiel, Mrs. Florence Faler and Alice, and a son,
Charles, jr. also survive.
Services will be held here at 2 p.m. Thursday.