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Call, Albert

Retired Straitsville Miner Dies at Age 80 - Albert Call, 80, retired New Straitsville coal miner, died suddenly at 2 a. m. today in his home.  Surviving are his wife, Rose; a brother, Lawrence (Padge) Call of Columbus and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Mt. Zion U. B. Church near New Straitsville at 2 p. m. Tuesday with the Rev. George Roger of Murray City officiating. Burial will be in the New Straitsville Cemetery by Mills & Brown Funeral Service 

Source:  Logan Daily News, Monday, October 5, 1953
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Canaday, Mrs. Rose

Mrs. Rose, wife of William Canaday, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Denny, died Saturday, Aug. 10, aged 21 years, 5 months and 26 days, at Rehobeth. She was an estimable lady, and a large circle of relatives and friends mourn her death.

Source: New Lexington Herald, August 22, 1889
Submitter: Cris Reed

Cannon, Elsie

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Cannon, 65, of the Roseville-Crooksville Road, will be held at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Crooksville Methodist Church with Rev. William H. Strasbaugh officiating. Burial will be in Fultonham Cemetery. 
Mrs. Cannon died Saturday afternoon at Bethesda Hospital after a lingering illness. She was admitted a month ago.
A native of Perry County, she was born Sept. 14, 1881, the daughters of Albert and Emma Newlon.  She was a member of the Crooksville Free Methodist Church and was an employee of the A. E. Hull Pottery. She was a member of the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters.  Surviving are four sons, Adrian of East Fultonham, Ronald of Roseville, Route 1 and Robert of the home; three daughters, Mrs. William Fentress of Cincinnati, Mrs. William Bell of 538 Echo Avenue and Mrs. Robert A. Rambo of Crooksville; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Cross of Crooksville, Mrs. Florence Teeter of Lancaster and Mrs. George Graham of Buckner, Ill; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Her husband, Marion Cannon, died in 1941 and a son, Delbert also preceded her in death.
The body was removed to the Fred L. Cannon Funeral Home in Crooksville where it will remain until 12:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until time for services. 

Source:  Zanesville Signal, Mon. Dec. 31, 1956
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Carney, Robert T. "Bob"

New Lexington: Robert T. "Bob" Carney, 89, of New Lexington, Ohio died at 10:20am on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at New Lexington Care and Rehabilitation Center.  Born August 7, 1922 in New Lexington, Ohio to the late Lester M. and Agnes Catchpole Carney.  Bob was a United States Navy Veteran of WW II, where he also played baseball; retired from Ohio Power Company; member of Saint Rose Catholic Church, B.P.O.E. #509, John Tague Post #188, American Legion and Perry Country Club, all of New Lexington.  He was a long time baseball coach and an avid golfer, playing in the Thursday night league.  Loving Husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Thelma Wilson Carney, whom he married on August 29, 1946; children, Sandy (Dean) Lyle, Debbie (Chuck) Masterson, Brenda Carney (Kevin Gillette), Carol (Don) Poling, Tom (Jamie) Carney, Michele Carney, Mike Carney and Shari Carney, all of New Lexington.
8 Grandchildren, Terre (Chris) Craft, Bryan (Heather) Lyle, Sonya (Travis) Saffell, Heidi (Mike) Nagel, Matt (Beth) Poling, Trace Carney, Leanna and Angela Carney.  12 Great-grandchildren, Syke, Sydnee, Logan, Carson, Chloe, Catie, Blake, Zach, Meg, Avery, Alex and Kendall.  Brother, Lester, Jr. (Rosemary) Carney of Columbus; Sister-in-law, Rita Carney of Lebanon and Aunt, Goldie Phillips of New Lexington.  In addition to his parents, preceded in death by sister, Ruth Moore, brother, Gene Carney and a baby sister, Clara.  Calling hours will be held from 2pm-8pm with Legion services at 7:15pm, Elks services at 7:30pm and Rosary at 7:45pm on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Saint Rose Catholic Church, Main and Water Streets, New Lexington, Ohio with Father Daniel Dury as celebrant.  Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery with graveside military services.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Saint Rose School or Church. Obituary and online register book at 

Source:  Times Recorder on August 1, 2012 

Catlin, Timothy

Timothy Catlin born 25 Feb. 1781 in Kent County, DE; died 10 Nov. 1849 near Linville, Licking County, Ohio. Moved to (from?) Fayette County PA 1810; to Perry County, Ohio in 1829; to Licking County, Ohio in 1837.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Caton, Virgil R.

CROOKSVILLE - Virgil R. Caton, 75, of Crooksville, died at 2:50 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at Genesis Hospice Morrison House after a brief illness. Born June 11, 1930, in Roseville, he was a retired foundry technician at Burnam Boiler in Zanesville, an Army veteran of the Korean conflict serving in the 45th Chemical Corps, a member of the Perry County Baseball Hall of Fame and was drafted by the Philadelphia Athletics in 1950. Virgil is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marlene Stigler Caton of the home; three sons, Jeff Caton, Craig (Terri) Caton and Pastor Marc (Paula) Caton, all of Crooksville; two brothers, Charles Edward Caton and Harry (Darlene) Caton, both of Zanesville; a brother-in-law, David (Marge) Stigler of Coshocton; seven grandchildren, Josh (Elizabeth) Caton of Pataskala, Kenin (Linda) Caton of Pickerington, Kristen (Nathan) Filkins of Crooksville, Bryan Caton of Roseville, Jennifer Caton of Crooksville, Kendra (Justin) Warner of Cambridge, Kenton (Heidi Lantz) Caton of Crooksville; and seven great-grandchildren, Mallory, Andrew, Abby, Jolee, Violet, Drake and Andrew Caton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Grace Corder Caton; his daughter-in-law Joni Caton; and his brother, Robert Caton. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Goebel Funeral Home, 36 N. Buckeye St., Crooksville, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, with Pastor J. Stephen Harrop officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Roseville. 

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; April 30, 2006
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Clark, James P.

The Late James P. Clark
James Polk Clark, who was buried last Sunday at Morris Hill Cemetery, was born in Perry County, Ohio in 1834. He came to Illinois about 1860 and soon after enlisted in Company I, Second Illinois Cavalry. He served three years, re-enlisted and served till the close of the war. He was married to Martha Pumphrey in 1867. In 1883 they removed to Nebraska where they resided until about three years ago when they came to Idaho. Deceased leaves a wife and four children to mourn his death. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Phil Sheridan G. A. R. post, which latter organization had charge of the funeral services.

Source: (Idaho Daily Statesman (Boise City), Feb. 7, 1899.

Coakley, Ada

Mrs. Ada Coakley, 80, widow of William (Snap) Coakley, Nelsonville, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the home of a daughter Mrs. Gerald (Vesper) Corwin of Columbus.  She had been ill for three months. The daughter of Levi and Mary Jane Lanning Strawn, she lived in Nelsonville until 14 years ago when she went to Columbus to live with her daughter.  Her husband died 29 years ago.  Also surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Leon (Vivian) Keller of New Lexington and Mrs. Walter (Vera) Woodruff of Logan; a son Vern (Snap) of Nelsonville; a sister Mrs. Catherine Rush of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Mabel Caton of Coshocton and Mrs. Esther McFadden of Chicago, and two half-brothers, William Strawn of Akron and Henry Strawn of Coshocton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Johnson Funeral Home in Nelsonvivlle.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. 

Source:  The Logan Daily News, Logan, Ohio; September 25, 1961, Monday; page 3
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Coakley, Joe Paul

Joe Paul Coakley, 84, of Upper Arlington, Ohio and Venice, Florida, died peacefully on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Born September 8, 1929 in New Straitsville, Ohio. He was one of four children born to the late Orla Coakley and Forest Breeze Coakley Whitmer. Joe honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After returning home he founded Coak Builders, Inc. with his brother Orla and later went on to become a senior executive at Artoptic International Corp. He was a member of West Gate Lodge 623 F&AM. Joe was known for his sense of humor and always seemed to entertain those around him. Surviving are his siblings, Orla "Junior" Coakley and Dolores Kokensparger; his children, Karen (John) Helton, Joseph (Mallory) Coakley, Brent (Stephanie) Coakley; his grandchildren, Justin, Hannah, Grace, Adam, Adayla, Hunter, and Caroline; nieces and nephews; and countless friends and family that were blessed to know him. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Hazel Looker. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service being held at the United Pentecostal Church, 333 W. Main Street, New Straitsville, OH 43766 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 5 2014 with Rev Mike Thompson officiating. Friends may call from 12 p.m. at the church. Interment in New Straitsville Cemetery. There will be a gathering and refreshments in the church social hall after the service. Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to the United Pentecostal Church in New Straitsville, Ohio. 

Source:  The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio; July 2, 2014
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Coakley, Orla

Orla Coakley, age 91, passed away at his residence on Thursday, March 19, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife Martha "Jane", daughter Linda Krieger, sister, Hazel Looker; brother Joe Coakley. He is survived by his children, Pamela (Gary) Anderson, Mark, Michael, Tim (Susan), and Christopher (Tracy) Coakley; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Orla was a loving husband and a great example of commitment and dedication to taking care of his wife who suffered from Alzheimer's in her last years. Orla was a man of strong faith who, during the trials of his life, never wavered from a deep trust in God. He was a good man. Orla was a proud WWII Army veteran, longtime member of First Alliance Church, active in Gideons International, founder and owner of Coak Builders Inc.  Family will receive friends Thursday, March 26, from 4-7 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd., where the funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday. March 27, 2015. Pastor Timothy Womack officiating.  Interment at Union Cemetery. 

Source:  The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio; March 25, 2015
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Son of Orla O. and Forest Marie (Breeze) Coakley. Born 20 Aug 1923, New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio; died 19 Mar 2015 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio 

Coates, Walter H.

Walter H. COATES, 87, of Elyria, died Sunday, November 4, 2007, at Community Health Partners, Lorain.  He was born January 14, 1920, in Shawnee, where he was a 1938 graduate of Shawnee High School. After graduation, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps.  He moved to Elyria around 1941 and worked in his family’s business, COATES Brothers Roofing. He was also employed at York International in Elyria where he retired in 1982. He enjoyed playing cards, traveling and his dog, Sheba. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Evelyn M. (nee HOGAN) of Elyria; sons, Robert of Lorain and Gary of Elyria; daughters, Barbara CASICA of Auburndale, Fla., and Jean LAVEY of Lorain; grandchildren, Andy and Steve PELFREY, Dawayne, Bryan, Bradley and Robert COATES, Jackie ESSER and Jennifer COATES;12 great-grandchildren; and brother, Jack COATES of Grafton. He was preceded in death by his son, David COATES; brothers, Charles, Richard, Gilbert, Billie and Don COATES; sisters Margaret SHELINE, Lenora O’BRIEN and Vinnie COATES; parents, Gilbert and Margaret (nee GILLESPIE) COATES. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2007, and 10 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2007, until 11 a.m. funeral services at Grace Baptist Church, 719 Root Road, Lorain. The Rev. Jay ROLLER will officiate. Burial will beat Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, is in charge of arrangements.

 Source:  posted 6 Nov 2007 on; The Chronicle, Elyria, Ohio newspaper.
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Cochrel, Hester A.

We note the death of Mrs. Hester A. Cochrel at Philo, Monday. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. J. S. Rambo, formerly of this place, now of Richwood, Ohio. Death resulted from an illness due to a fracture of the hip and arm suffered three months ago by a fall on the ice. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Charles Norris and Mrs. J.C. McSwords of Zanesville; Mrs. George Becker of Teaneck, N. J. ; Mrs. J.S. Rambo of Richwood; Mrs. Guy B. Lentz of Newark; Mrs. Charles Tisler, of Denver Colo; Mrs. Julia of the home and Charles at Philo; one brother Frank Price of Eaton; one sister Mrs. W.H. Ranney of Philo, also 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral took place from the home in Philo at 2 o’clock yesterday with Rev. Palmer officiating. Interment was made at Duncan Falls.

Source: The People's Advocate, May 18, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Colborn, James F.

New Lexington--James F. Colborn, 82, former New Lexington resident, died Feb 9 at Mark Rest Center in McConnelsville after a long illness. He was born Oct 25, 1889 in Perry County, the son of John and Etta Colborn. He is survived by a son, Alfred Colborn of Columbus; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Private services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chute Wiley Funeral Home here with Rev. James Allison officiating. Burial was in New Lexington Cemetery.

Source: The Time Recorder, February 14, 1972

Colborn, Mary E.

Mary Colborn, Former Official in Old AIU, Dies - Miss Mary E. Colborn, former secretary and a director of the old American Insurance Union, died Friday at her home, 1345 Highland Street.
She is survived by a sister, Miss Martha G. Colborn of Columbus; a nephew, Evertt Addison, state senator, and two nieces, Mrs. James J. Weaver and Mrs. Jane Thomas. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Schoedinger Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Leake officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday in New Lexington. 

Source: Columbus Dispatch, Friday, May 7, 1948
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Colborn, Sylvester

Sylvester Colborn died at New Lexington recently, after a brief sickness.  He was widely known and was a member of the first military company that left that place soon after the firing upon Ft. Sumter.  He afterward served in the Signal Corps, and was a brave and faithful soldier.

Source:  Athens Messenger, Nov. 10, 1881
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Collins, Arthur

Arthur Collins, aged 83, one of the first settlers of Perry County, died suddenly at his residence in Reading Township.

Source:  Athens Messenger, May 8, 1879 *Interred April 29, 1879 in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.​
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Combs, Charles

Fireman Instantly Killed
A fatal railroad accident occurred at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Hemlock, a town six miles northwest of Glouster, on the C. S. & H. railroad. Extra Columbus, Shawnee and Hocking train No. _3, while en route to Shawnee, jumped the track and rolled over an embankment and instantly killed Charles Combs, the fireman. The other members of the crew received severe injuries. The engine and cars were badly damaged. Combs is a married man and his home is in Shawnee. 

Source:  The Athens Messenger and Herald, Thursday morning, April 29, 1897
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Conner, Rachel

Rachel Conner born VA.; died at residence in Perry County, Ohio, on 25 Apr. 1838, age 27 years, 3 weeks, 1 day; daughter of Benjamin Moore (survives); married William Conner (survives); 3 children (survive)

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 17 Aug 1838
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Cook, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Cook, 68, died at her home in Buckingham from injuries she sustained when she fell from a porch at her home.

Source:  Zanesville Times Signal, Sunday March 14, 1937
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Cooper, Mary E.

Crooksville, O.-Jan. 11-Mrs. Mary E. Cooper, 91, died tonight at her home here after an illness of three years.  She was a member of the Crooksville Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Stars.  Survivors include one son, Howard Adams, of the home; a brother, Charles N. Harris, Aberdeen, S. D., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at Crooksville Methodist church.  The Rev. Paul E. Ertel pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be made in the Crooksville cemetery by Cannon and Cannon.  The body will be returned to the home this evening.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Oh, January 12, 1940
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Cooper, Mary Kathleen

Thornville: A funeral service, celebrating the life of Mary Kathleen Cooper, 87, of Thornville, will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., in the Thornville home of Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Doug Lynn, officiating. Burial will follow at the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Thornville."Kate" was born in Newark, Ohio on November 18, 1924 to late John & Mea (Withrow) Williams. After having graduated from Newark High School, she worked for the gas company before getting married to Thomas Cooper.  She was a wonderful mother, who enjoyed taking care of her family. She loved to play euchre with the group in Thornville, loved to read; and as a young women, enjoyed square dancing, were she met Tom.  She was a member of the Thornville chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Thornville United Methodist Church, the Buckeye Lake Eagles and attended the South Shore Ministries.  She is survived by her loving children: Phil (Kathy), Connie Kreager, Mark (Leslie) and Gary (Trenda) all of Thornville. Her grand-children: Heather, Allen, Katherine, Sierra, Sara, Karissa and Logan and four great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her late husband, Tom, who died in 2010.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 4 - 7:00 p.m. at the Thornville home of Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Services, located at 56 S. Main Street in Thornville, where an on-line video tribute and guest register is available at:  The family prefers that memorial contributions be made to: FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, OH 43130.  The Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to care for the Cooper family. 

Source:  (Newark Advocate, July 20, 2012)

Cooper, Sarah

Mrs. Sarah Cooper born 19 Oct. 1765 Fayette County, PA; died 1 Feb 1842 Van Buren County, MI; daughter of David Jennings Uniontown, PA; married 10 Mar. 1793 to Joseph Cooper who died before 1836; children; emigrated to Perry County, Ohio in 1800.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated a April 1842
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Cooperider, Murray

New Lexington, Ohio Feb. 11 (ins.), Murray Cooperider, aged 69, wealthy Perry County landowner and stock raiser, died at his home in Glenford near here to-day following a brief illness.

Source:  (Van Wert (Ohio) Daily Bulletin, Feb. 13, 1933) 

Cooperrider, Salome Elizabeth Zartman

Mrs. Cooperrider Rites Are Held-Funeral services for Mrs. Salome Elizabeth Cooperrider, 80, were conducted from the home of her sons, Charles L. Cooperrider, in Bowling Green Township, Licking County, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. C. F. Stengel officiating. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Mrs. Cooperrider, a resident of Bowling Gteen Township for 60 years, died Friday. She had been in ill health two years.  She was born July 23, 1864 in Perry County, Ohio, the daughter of Henry Zartman and Anna Mary (Swinehart) Zartman. Her husband, Martin Riley Cooperrider, died February 7, 1944.  She is survived by one son, Charles L. of the Bowling Green vicinity; one granddaughter and a great grandchild; one nephew and one niece. Four brothers and five sisters are deceased. She is the last of her immediate family.  She was a member of the Good Hope Lutheran Church all of her life.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, March 21, 1944
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Cordell, Sarah

Mrs. Sarah Cordell, 56, died at her home here (New Lexington) following an illness of two weeks. 

Source:  Zanesville Times Signal, Sunday March 14, 1937
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Coulter, Lovina Alderman

Lovina Alderman Coulter, age 84, years, died at the family home near Sayre, Ohio, Monday morning. She was the daughter of Rev. Augustus Alderman. She was born in Athens County, Sept., 1, 1847, and in early childhood, she with her parents, moved to Millertown in Monroe Township, Perry County. She received her early instruction in the county schools. She began teaching in the public schools when sixteen years of age, and continued in that profession for eight years, teaching in various schools in southern Perry County. She was united in marriage to Robert Campbell Coulter, August 16, 1872, and resided at her recent home in Bearfield Township for the past forty-eight years. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove M. E. Church, and the Ladies Aid. She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Herbert Allen of near New Lexington, Ohio, Misses Lola and Zelma Coulter of the home; a son, Menturn Coulter of Canton, Ohio; and a grandson, Chester Coulter of the home. She is also survived by twelve other grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. 

Source: Crooksville Messenger, Friday, August __, 1931
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Courter, Will

Mr. Will Courter, the brakeman on the Straitsville Branch, who was injured on Monday evening of last week, died at Straitsville on Sunday (May 1) evening at 6 o'clock.  The remains were taken to Union Furnace on Monday morning, and the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. 

Source:  Ohio Democrat - Logan, O. - Thursday, May 5, 1904

​Cox, Mabel V.

​Mabel V. Cox, age 81, of Whitehall, Saturday. Survived by husband, David E. Cox, daughter, Ella Jean (Joe) Wolfe, Columbus, Carol L. (Jack) Whitlatch, Whitehall; both of Grove City and son, Roy (Nancy), Whitehall; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; sister, Lela Magrew, Toledo; several nieces and nephews and cousins.  Funeral service Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. at Miller Funeral Home, 2697 Columbus Street, Grove City where friends may call Sunday 7-1 p. m. & Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p. m.  Interment at Pleasant Cemetery / Mt. Sterling. Pastor William F. Fink officiated.

Source:  Columbus Dispatch, 1986 (*mother of Dolores Shapiro of Perry Co.)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Craig, John

Death Comes to John Craig, 79 - Bristol, O. – John Craig, 79, of Bristol, retired miner, died early Sunday morning at his home
Mr. Craig was a lifelong resident of Perry County.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Meddick of Junction City, Mrs. Frank White of New Lexington and Mrs. Ruth Paragon of the home; three sons, Willard of McCuneville, Fred of Marion and William Craig of Texas.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the C. L. Chute Funeral Home, New Lexington with Rev. O. W. Stockman, Pastor of the New Lexington United Brethren Church officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery at New Lexington.  The body will remain at the funeral home until after the services.

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates taken from our cemetery and/or death publications.  (DiedJuly 20, 1942)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Creighton, John A.

J. A. Creighton Dead in Omaha
Demise of a Man Who Was Made a County by Pope Leo
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 7 – John A. Creighton, aged 75, died today as the result of an attack of pneumonia. He was created a count by Pope Leo XIII for his great benefactions. In twenty years. Br. Creighton had given $5,000,000 to charitable and educational purposes. He was the founder of Creighton University, Creighton Medical College and other institutions.
John A. Creighton was born in Perry County, Ohio in 1833. Graduating at the College of the Dominicans at Somerset, he emigrated to Omaha and later to Montana. He accumulated enterprises. It is estimated his estate is worth $10,000,000. Mr. Creighton married Miss Emma Wareham of Dayton, Ohio.

Source:  (Fort Wayne (IN.) News, Feb. 7, 1907.)

Cremeans, John R.

Thornville: John R. Cremeans, 69, of Thornville, passed away on Monday, June 04, 2012 at his home. He was born on October 3, 1942 in Proctorville, Ohio to the late Hobart Berton and Mabel Ellen (Mann) Cremeans. John was a racing enthusiast, U.S. Air Force Veteran, and member of the AmVets Post 51, Thornport.  He is survived by his loving family: three children, Jeff (Kim) Cremeans, Randy (Stephanie) Cremeans, and John K. Cremeans; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Drew, Jessie (Kayla), Tyler, Samantha, Levi, and Brooke; two great-grandchildren, Blake and Jessi; two brothers and two sisters, Bill (Pam) Cremeans, Jack (Stella) Cremeans, Mary White, and Debbie (Jim) Smoot; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janice (Ooten) Cremeans, and his brother, Hobart Berton "Jude" Cremeans.  A funeral service, celebrating John's life, will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Thornville home of Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 South Main St., with Pastor Doug Lynn officiating. Private family burial will be in Lutheran Reform Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, 4:00- 7:00 PM.  Condolences may be sent to  Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the Cremeans family.

Source:  (Lancaster Eagle – Gazette, June 6, 2012)

Crossan, W. G.

Dies in Canada
W. G. Crossan, 70, a former resident of Weldon, died in Birch Hill, Sask., Canada, on Nov. 22 according to word received by his son, Ernest Crossan of Weldon.  He was born in Perry County, Ohio, March 20, 1859 and came to Weldon when a young man. He was married to Sarah Davenport. He leaves the son mentioned above, two brothers, John of Missouri, Charles of Clear Lake, Wis., and two sisters, Mrs. Ansil Kingston of Weldon and Mrs. Cora Trimmer of Winter, Wis. Burial was in Birch Hill.

Source:  (Decatur (ILL.) Herald, Nov. 30, 1929)

Crumley, Sarah

Mrs. Sarah Crumley born Ohio County, VA.; died 8 Dec. 1849, age 28 years, Hustiford, Dodge County, WI; 1831 married James Crumley; moved to Perry County in 1831.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 20 Feb 1850
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Crutcher, Jack M.

Thornville: Jack M. Crutcher, 69, of Thornville, passed away July 6, 2012 at his residence. He was born on November 18, 1942 to the late Harold and Violet (Grimes) Crutcher.  Jack retired from the Alvis House after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church. Jack was very passionate about animals and enjoyed spending time at Buckeye Lake.  Jack is survived by many nieces and nephews; special friends Rosalie Marvin, Candy Mino and many wonderful friends from Buckeye Lake.  In addition to his parents Jack was preceded in death by sisters Marjorie George and Henrietta Shumaker; brother Bill Crutcher.  A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Sheridan Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Forest Rose Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until the time of service.  In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alvis House or to Calvary Lutheran Church in memory of Jack.  To send an online condolence and sign guestbook, please visit and click obituaries. 

Source:  (Lancaster Eagle – Gazette, July 8-10, 2012)

Cummins, Mary

Mary Cummins born 5 Feb. 1793 Sussex County, N.J.; died 5 Feb. 1845 Perry County, Ohio; daughter of William and Jane Hite; married 1814 Paul Cummins; children; to Fairfield County, Ohio in 1815 after 7 years, to Perry County, Ohio.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 23 May 1845
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Curran, Ann

Mrs. Ann Curran died 14 Oct. 1847, 73 years, at residence of son in Perry County, Ohio; married Robert Curran of Huntington County, PA (deceased); son was Samuel Curran; signed by R. Curran.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 28 Jan. 1848
Submitter:  Sue Saylor