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Trumbull County, Ohio

Obituaries

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, Judy (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.
Source: Liberator
Dated: Oct. 21, 1864
OBITUARY:
     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 years ago.
     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 anti-slavery warfare.
     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 be irreparable.
     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.       JAY.
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 citizen.
Source: Wyoming State Tribune - Cheyenne State Leader
Dated: Jul. 10, 1917

FATHER OF TRIBUNE EDITOR PASSES AWAY AT OHIO HOME.
Judge Osmer Sage Deming of Warren, Ohio, Dies Peacefully After Illness.
     Judge Osmer 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 struggle.    
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. Deming 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 attorney.
     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 Democratic majority.
     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 many others.|
     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 sympathizers.
     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 Corry, Penn.
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 McDonald, survive.

MRS. CHARLES FOWLER. SR.
    
WARREN, O. June 21, - Mrs. Hazel B. Fowler, 52, Route 1, Leavittsburg, died today in Trumbull Memorial Hospital here.
     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.

 

 

 

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