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Fair, Hiram W. (Clubby) 

Mr. Fair (Clubby), 75, Lancaster, died Sunday night in Lancaster Hospital following a long illness. He had formerly lived in Somerset for many years.  He was born in Perry County March 9, 1889, a son of John and Elicia Butt Fair. He was a repairman for the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. 44 years until retired.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster; member of all Masonic bodies and was a past master of Somerset Lodge No 76 F & AM. He was a WW I veteran. He was also a member of the Pioneer Telephone Workers of America.  Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Doris Metzger, Lancaster; a sister, Mrs. Nell Lowry, Lancaster; two brothers, Delbert, Lancaster, and Willial, Palatka, Fla., and 2 grandchildren. His wife, Bertha, died in 1946.  Funeral services were held Wednesday p. m. at the Thomas Funeral Home, Somerset, with Dr. Whitney Trousdale officiating. Burial was made in the New Lexington Cemetery. Masonic rites were conducted at the funeral home Tuesday evening. 

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates taken from our cemetery and/or death publications.  (Burial – March 18, 1964)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Falls, Ira A.

Mrs. Iva Falls and daughter Miss Charlotte and Mrs. Lue Davis attended the funeral of Mr. Ira Falls, aged 85 years, at Bishopville, Tuesday.

Source: The People's Advocate, June 14, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Fauley, Mrs. Ida

Mrs. Ida Fauley - Mrs. Fauley, 93, Bristol, died Thursday p. m. at her home after a week’s illness. She had lived in Bristol her entire life.  She was born July 20, 1870, a daughter of Levi and Hester Cavinee Brown. She was a member of the Bristol E. U. B. Church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Ansel of the home; a son, John, New Lexington Rt. 1; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Steele, Rt. 1; 4 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Her husband, Charles, died in 1945.  Funeral services were held Sunday p. m. in the Bristol E. U. B. Church with Rev. Ralph Hudson officiating. Burial was made in New Lexington Cemetery by the Roberts Funeral Homes. 

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates taken from our cemetery and death publications.  (Died May 7, 1964)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Fauley, Mrs. Ida

Fauley Pallbearers - New Lexington – Pallbearers for Mrs. Ida Fauley, 93, of Bristol, will be Richard, Burl and Lloyd Steele, Clay and Gene Fauley and Jack Shiplett.  Services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Sunday at Bristol Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. Ralph Hudson officiating. Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of Roberts Funeral Homes in New Lexington.  Mrs. Fauley died at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at her home after a week’s illness.

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates taken from our cemetery and death publications.  (July 20, 1870 – May 7, 1964)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Fauley, Mrs. Illa

Mrs. Ila Fauley Dies - Mrs. Ila Fauley, 70, of New Lexington Route 2, died at 10:33 p. m. Wednesday at Bethesda Hospital after a brief illness.  She was born Feb. 4, 1901 in Dover, a daughter of Harry and Grace Henderson Lowe.  Mrs. Fauley was a member of New Lexington First United Methodist Church, Carnation Chapter 167 Eastern Star, and the Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are her husband, Clyde Fauley; a son, Ronald Hardy of 814 St. Louis Avenue; a daughter, Mrs. Pat Coulas of Parma; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Plum of Ashville; a granddaughter; three step-sons, Clyde Fauley, Jr. of Grand Canyon, Ariz. Carlyle Fauley of San Diego, Calif., and Howard Fauley of West Glacier, Mont.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Alice Peterson of Libby, Mont., and six step grandchildren. A brother is deceased.  Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home in New Lexington with Rev. Robert Fisher officiating. Cremation will follow.  Friends may call anytime at the funeral home where Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p. m. today. 

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates taken from our cemetery and/or death publications.  (Maplewood / New Lexington Cemetery – Ila Harley Fauley – Feb. 4, 1902 – May 5, 1971)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Fauley, William Henry

William Henry Fauley, son of John and Louisa Fauley, was born near Saltillo, Perry County, Ohio July 11, 1870, departed this life at his home near Bristol, September 18, 1933, age 63 years, 2 months and 7 days.  On August 17, 1893 he was united in marriage with Alice Brown, and to this union were born one daughter and three sons; Mrs. Michael Dillard?, Dewey and Clay of near Bristol, Clyde, a Forest Ranger, of Glacier National Park, Montana. Surviving him are the children, his wife, one brother, Charles of near Bristol and one half brother, Arthur King of New Lexington; one half sister, Mrs. Blanche Lucas of Canton, Ohio; his aged mother, Mrs. M. D. King of New Lexington; eight grandchildren and host of other relatives and friends. A sister having preceded him in death several years ago.  Over forty years ago he found peace with his Savior, and became a member of the Bristol United Brethren Church, serving as trustee over a score of years. Also was a class leader over a period of many years. He lived a clean Christian life, which would be well for us to pattern after. We feel our loss in Heavens gain. 

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates taken from our cemetery and/or death publications.  (Maplewood / New Lexington Cemetery, burial – September 20, 1933)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Fealty, Catharine

Catharine Fealty died in Harrison Township, Perry County, Ohio on the 25th ult. Aged 103 years. She was a native of Ireland and one of the first settlers of McLuney.

Source:  (New York, (N.Y.) Herald, Dec. 19, 1870

Ferguson, John

John Ferguson, dean of the Perry County bar, who died at his home in New Lexington, Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock, was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Gertrude Hewitt Doyle, of West Main street, this city. He was one of the most prominent lawyers in southeastern Ohio, having practiced at New Lexington for almost half a century. He was known widely among the lawyers of the state and many of the younger lawyers learned the rudiments of their progression in his office. Among the latter are John F. Ward, James B. Yaw, and Tom D. Binckley of the Columbus bar. He was born in Perry County and was a boyhood friend of Janarius McGahan, known as the Liberator of Bulgaria. He leaves surviving him his widow and three children: Mrs. P.A. Kelso, New Lexington; Charles Ferguson, London, and Mrs. Earl Y. Clark of Grandview, Ohio. The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at New Lexington.

Source: Newark Advocate, January 26, 1916

Field, John

John Field, the boy reported so seriously injured by being thrown from a train at Straitsville last week, died at his home in this place Thursday afternoon last.

Source:  The Hocking Sentinel - Logan, O. - Thursday, Sept. 16, 1886

Filkins, John T.

John T. Filkins Dies Suddenly - John T. Filkins, 62, of Elva Street, Crooksville, died suddenly of a heart attack at 7:30 o’clock last night while attending services at the Crooksville Apostolic Church of which he was a member.  He is survived by his widow, Eliza Fain Filkins of the home; two sons, John H. and Russell T. Filkins, both of Crooksville; six daughters, Mrs. Sherman Diller of Newark, Mrs. Jessie Harris, Zanesville, Mrs. Walter Phillips, End, Calif., Mrs. Carl Dunwoody of the home and Mrs. George Dennis and Mrs. Elmer Staling, both of Crooksville; a sister, Mrs. Ida Oliver of Sebring; three brothers, Ants?, Gus and George Filkins, all of Portsmouth; 34 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Apostolic Church with Rev. Glenn Leamon officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Oreb? (Mt. Horeb) cemetery. The body will be removed to the home this evening from the Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home of Crooksville.

Note:  Mr. Filkins died March 25, 1944
Submitter:​  Sue Saylor

Finneran, Dennis "Denny" Augustine Clarke

Dennis "Denny" Augustine Clarke Finneran Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Columba Cathedral, 151 West Rayen Ave. in Youngstown, for Dennis "Denny" Augustine Clarke Finneran Jr., 83, who passed away Wednesday, June 10, at Wesley Health Care Center due to a recent illness. Mr. Finneran was born in Columbus on Aug. 6, 1931, the fourth son of the late Dennis Clarke Finneran and Martha Chilcote Finneran May. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Martha (Fetter), his second wife Kathleen (Lippiello), brothers Richard "Dick," Theodore "Ted," and Eugene "Gene" and his sister Mary Catherine Finneran Miller. Denny graduated from Holy Family High School in Columbus in 1949. He attended The Ohio State University and graduated from Youngstown State University with a B.A. in 1971. After working as editor of the Catholic Times in Columbus, Denny moved to Youngstown in 1962 to become a reporter for the Catholic Exponent. His work there both editorially and in promoting the paper was recognized with awards from the Catholic Press Association. In 1973, he was named news editor of the Catholic Exponent. He was appointed editor and associate publisher in 1986, a post he retained until his retirement in 1996. Denny was well known for his dedication to the Catholic Church as well as for providing accurate, balanced coverage of the Church in the Catholic press. Through it all, he was known for his goodwill and humor. Denny was proud of his Irish heritage which was reflected in his droll sense of humor. He took great satisfaction in his participation in the 1965 march on Selma, Ala., for civil rights. Denny strongly believed in peaceful resolution of conflict and equality for all men and women. In addition, he was involved in many different Catholic organizations and ministries including the Knights of Columbus as a 3rd degree knight and as a Eucharistic minister. During the early 1980s, Denny served on the National Advisory Council for the U.S. Catholic Bishops. He received the Columbus Catholic Interracial Council Saint Martin de Porres award for his editorial describing the plight of migrant workers. Denny served from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict in the Air National Guard of Ohio, 166th Fighter Bomber Squadron. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy (O'Connor) Finneran, whom he married December 7, 2013; sons, Matthew (Jan), Clarke (Jill), and Mark (Celine Reynaud); daughters, Kathleen (Charles) Rainier, Mary (Craig) Turza, and Elizabeth (Jeff) Kollar; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Friends may call from 12 p.m. on Wednesday, at the church. Burial will be at The Resurrection Cemetery, 300 North Raccoon Road, Austintown. The family asks, in lieu of flowers and other material tributes, donations be made to Kids Grieve Too, 3rd Floor, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503. Family and friends may visit to view this obituary and send condolences. Funeral Home - Fox Funeral Home Youngstown 

Source:  The Columbus Dispatch, June 16, 2015
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Dennis was born 6 Aug 1931, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; died 10 Jun 2015 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, NY.  Ties to Perry County: Dennis Augustine Clarke Finneran Jr., son of Dennis Clarke Finneran  (b. 1899 Columbus Franklin County, OH and d. 25 Sep 1959, OH) and Martha Katherine (Chilcote) (b. 10 Dec 1900 in Hocking County, OH; uncertain of death date) Finneran

Fitch, Lydia A.

The funeral of Mrs. Lydia A. Fitch, 40, wife of Donald Fitch, who died Wednesday in her home, 41 North Guilford Avenue, Columbus, will be held at 1:30 p. m. Saturday in the Wylie S. Shroyer funeral home, 1278 West Broad Street, Columbus, and burial will be made in Green Lawn Cemetery. Besides her husband, Mrs. Fitch leaves two daughters, Mrs. Donna E. Mason and Shirley Ann Fitch, and a son, Donald E. Fitch, all of Columbus; also five sisters, Mrs. Daisy Briggs and Mrs. Margaret Ridenour, both of Columbus, Mrs. Hester Dishon of Newark, Mrs. Forest Whitmer of New Straitsville and Mrs. Stella Phillips of Breckenridge, Mich.; three brothers, Arthur Breeze of Columbus, Woodrow Breeze of Marion and Earl Breeze of New Straitsville.  

Source:  The Newark Advocate, Newark, Ohio; November 30, 1951, Friday; page 13
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Lydia is the daughter of Charles and Mary (Hoy) Breeze. She was born 30 Apr 1911 in New Straitsville, Perry County, Ohio; died 28 Nov 1951, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Lydia’s husband was Donald Fitch (1909-1958); he was born in Perry County and died in Columbus.  

Fleming, Agnes May

Agnes May Fleming, age 40 years, died at her home at Rose Farm, Wednesday morning. She had been an invalid for 9 years. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Rose Farm, and of the Eastern Star, Crooksville. The deceased is survived by her parents. Mr. and Mrs. James Fleming, and the following brothers and sisters; Barbara and Ralph of the home; Mrs. John Lamb, Mrs. W. P. Rodgers and Thomas Fleming of Corning; Mrs. Abe Sohrenson of Rose Farm; Mrs. Norman Levering and Robert Fleming of Crooksville, and Wm. Fleming, Shadyside. Funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Spade of Roseville officiating. Burial at New Lexington by Cannon & Cannon. 

Source: Crooksville Messenger, Friday, May 15?, 1931
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Fogress, John Paul

John Paul Fogress, son of Joseph and Catherine Fogress, was born in Austria Hungaria on December 25, 1890 and departed this life Jan. 25, 1929 being at the time of his death 38 years and 1 month of age. He leaves to mourn his sad departure his wife and two daughters and one son. Catherine age 5, Wilma 3, John Paul Jr. 2 years of age, four brothers Andrew of Hays, Pa., Steve of Saltilio, Frank and Joseph of Austria Hungaria and a host of other relatives and friends.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose no 1367 at Crooksville, Ohio and Workingmen’s Sick and Benefit Federation of Homestead, Pa.  

Source:  The People’s Advocate, February 1, 1929

Folk, Bertha Ann

Bertha Ann Folk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac P. Folk, was born in Reading township, Perry county, Ohio, June 25, 1879, and departed this life March 28, 1907, aged 27 years, 9 months and 3 days.  She leaves to mourn her _?_, a father, mother, one sister, two brothers, grandfather and a host of immediate relatives and friends.  This is the first broken link of the home and family.  As friend, neighbor and daughter in the home, she was staunch and true.  When compelled to surrender to the grim reaper, she did so with a smile and a firm faith in her Savior, passing into the great eternity with a knowledge that her life, though brief, had not been in vain.  While our sorrow is sharp we thank God for her beautiful character and life and trust that we, who today so bitterly mourn, may be able to live as purely as she lived and to do our work as well.  May the spirit of our darling guide us.  We realize that Bertha has gone from pain, trials and misery to her reward.  So when she stepped off this stage of action, she was present with the Lord, but while she lived the Lord was present with her.  Such upright Christian character is an example to all.  Sleep my dear daughter and sister, take thy rest, god called thee home among the angels--He thought it best.  When we gather around the fireside, there will be a vacant chair.  Oh! How sad to think that daughter, sister, never more will meet us there.  We will listen for her footsteps, but how gladly we'll remember, that we'll all be reunited in that home where angels dwell. Funeral services were held at Otterbein U. B. church, conducted by Rev. Chambers.  N.A.D.

Source:  Newspaper  and publish date unknown.  Clipping in possession of submitter.

Folk, Bessie

Mrs. Bessie Folk

Somerset--Mrs. Bessie Folk, 83, of Somerset, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Lancaster-Fairfield Hospital where she had been a patient for a week.  She had been ill for two months.  Mrs. Folk was born March 17, 1880 in Fairfield County the daughter of William and Mary Love Baker.  Her husband, David, died in 1955.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Noce; four sons, Irvin Folk of Bellville, N.J., Roy of Newark and Jesse and Fred of Columbus;  five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The body was removed to the Thomas Funeral Home here where friends may call.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. George Brown and Rev. Willard Noce officiating.  Burial will be in the Somerset Cemetery.

Source:  The Times Recorder, no issue date.  Submitter says Bessie died 25 May 1963.

Folk, David A.

David A. Folk, Somerset, Dies

Somerset, Nov. 6--David Archibald Folk, 77, life resident of this vicinity and a retired farmer died at 5 p.m. today at the family home here after a short illness.  Surviving in addition to his widow, Bessie, are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Noce of Somerset; four sons, Jesse and Fred both of Columbus, Roy of Newark, O., and Irvin of Newark, N.J., a number of grandchildren and a brother, Frank Folk of Lancaster.  The body is at the Thomas funeral home here where friends may call.  Arrangements for services are not yet completed.

Source:  The Times Recorder, no issue date.  Submitter says David died 6 Nov 1955.

Folk, Hester C.

Mrs. Hester C. Folk, 82, died Wednesday in the home of her son, Frank L. Folk, in Colfax.  She was the widow of Isaac P. Folk and leaves another son, Archie Folk of Thornville, and a daughter; also three sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Suzetta Palmer of Newark.  The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Otterbein church and burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Source:  The Newark Advocate, no publish date.  (A typewritten note, on the obituary, states that Hester died 31 Mar 1937.)

Folk, Irwin

Irwin Folk, invented devices for automobiles

Throughout America's love affair with the automobile, inventors have been a special breed.  And in the postwar era, one Newark-based company solved a persistent problem -- diagnosing engine troubles easily and efficiently.  Irwin Folk, a longtime Belleville resident applied that Yankee ingenuity to devise the Atlas Motor Analyzer, one of the first automotive oscilloscopes and a useful tool to figure out what was wrong with an engine.  Mr. Folk, who invented many automotive devices during a long career with Atlas Laboratory of Newark, died Friday in the Clara Maass Continuing Care Center in Belleville.  He was 94.  The cause of death was heart disease, a funeral director said.  A resident of Belleville for 53 years, Mr. Folk was a manager and inventor for the Atlas Laboratory of Newark for 24years.  He retired in 1968.  "He was a self-made man," said his friend, Michael DeFeo of Nutley.  "In those days you earned your credentials based on what you did.  Mr. Folk began his career in 1922 with a garage in Somerset, Ohio.  Six years later, he opened his own garage, also in the Midwest.  "He came here from Ohio during the war and developed tune-ups for the jeeps," added Alfred Veltri, another friend.  "They trained women to work on the jeeps because all the men were over fighting, and he saved a lot of money in spark plugs and things.  He set up a maintenance procedure to do tune-ups."  Mr. Folk was among the first to begin routine servicing of cars, bringing in nearly 200 customers on a weekend, Veltri added.  In the early 1930s, he wrote a book on taking care of one's car, a commonplace now, but innovative then.  Mr. Folk developed and patented the Atlas Motor Analyzer, the first automotive oscilloscope of its type.  He was also responsible for simplifying and streamlining many of the sophisticated diagnostic procedures, making them available for use by non-technical personnel.  "Mr. Folk seemed to be, if not the CEO of that company, something real close," said Frank Tartaglia of Belleville, another friend.  "He was immensely respected throughout the company."  Mr. Folk had no children, but helped fledgling drivers, the children of his neighbors, with their car problems, DeFeo added.  After he retired, Mr. Folk developed an interest in gems, and helped introduce others to the magic of geology.  A charter member of the New Jersey Lapidary Society, he developed and patented for the society the Ratel-Shaw Facetor, a machine that cut and polished gems.  Mr. Folk is survived by a brother, Fred of Florida, and two nieces Wanda Mautz and Marilyn A. Bova, both of Ohio.  His wife, Pauline, predeceased him in 1986.  Funeral arrangements are by the Irvine-Cozzarelli memorial Home, 276 Washington Ave., Belleville.  Arrangements are incomplete.

Source:   Newark, New Jersey Star Ledger, no issue date.  Submitter says Irwin died 21 Nov 1997.

Folk, Lorena Kathryn

New Lexington - Lorena Kathryn Folk, 74, of 530 First St., New Lexington, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at her residence.  Born March 9, 1923, she was a member of First United Methodist Church of New Lexington. Surviving are one son, Edward Folk of Frazeysburg; two granddaughters, Jennifer Folk of Logan and Joy Kline of Galena; one brother, Earl D. Hoy of Oakland, Calif.; and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nellie Hubble Hoy; her husband, Wilfred Folk; and one grandson, John Folk.  No calling hours will be observed. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997, at Maplewood Cemetery, New Lexington, with the Rev. Roger Grace officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Chute-Wiley Funeral Home, 118 S. Jackson St., New Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.  

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio; August 16, 1997, Saturday; page 5
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Folk, Peter

Dr. Peter Folk, 90, a practicing physician at Rose Farm, Perry County, many years, died at 11 o’clock Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herbert Driggs, near Deavertown after an illness from infirmities. Surviving are four sons; john of Ontario, Canada; Raymond of Waterloo, Ia.; Earl of Dayton and Harry of Hammond, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Deaver of Chicago, and Mrs. Herbert Driggs. Driggs were in charge of the funeral. 

Source: Crooksville Messenger, Friday, July 24, 1931
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Folk, Roy Martin

Newark - Roy Martin Folk, 75, of Thornville, died Tuesday evening Nov. 3, 1987, in Dayton.  Mr. Folk retired from Owens Corning Fiberglas.  He was a World War II veteran and a member of Thornville United Methodist Church.  He was born Feb. 22, 1912, in Rushville to Archie and Bessie Baker Folk.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Folk.  His second wife, Carmon Folk, survives.  Also surviving are stepchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Noce of Somerset; two brothers, Ervin Folk of Bellsville, N.J. and Fred Folk of Port Charlotte, Fla.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 1987, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home in Newark, with the Rev. Douglas Lynn officiating.  Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens in Newark.  Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m/ today Nov. 5, at the funeral home.

Source:  The Newark Advocate, no publish date.

Ford, Rev. J. T.

Rev. J. T. Ford, O. P, young teacher at St. Joseph’s Priory near Somerset, died in Columbus hospital following an operation for removal of a chicken bone that had become lodged in his throat. Many Dominican Priests attended the funeral at the priory yesterday. 

Source:  Zanesville Times Signal – Sunday, Dec. 5, 1937
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Forester, Ruth Ann

New Straitsville — Ruth Ann Forester, 82, of New Straitsville, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at her residence.She was born December 6, 1929 in New Straitsville, daughter of the late William and Eliza Chappalaer Neal. Ruth was the widow of the late Dannie L. Forester.  She retired from Goodyear, was a member of the OES #151 of Shawnee and Mt. Zion Church.  Ruth is survived by her son, Steven (Patti) Forester of New Straitsville; daughters, Carolyn (Dave) Dupler of Baltimore, Linda (Gary Lutz) Richards of Lancaster and Rhonda Levan of New Lexington; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.  Funeral services will be held 1 P.M., Sunday, August 12, 2012 in the Cardaras Funeral Home, 183 E. Second St., Logan. Interment will be in New Straitsville Cemetery, New Straitsville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 4-8 P.M. where an Eastern Star service will be held at 7:30 P.M. Please sign her online guestbook at

Source:  (Logan Daily News)

Forsbach, Herman

Corning – Herman Forsbach, 73, of Corning Route 1, Millertown died Tuesday in Mount St. Mary’s Hospital at Nelsonville where he had been a patient for 12 days. He had been ill for the past three months.  A former railway crossing watchman, Mr. Forsbach was born in Corning April 10, 1888, a son of Peter and Mary Knaup Forsbach. He retired 12 years ago.  Mr. Forsbach is survived by his widow, Della; three stepsons, Thomas Miskel of Mantua, O., Lewis Miskel of Ravenna, and Farrell of Medina; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Marie Koebel and Mrs. Geneva Tresemer, both of Columbus; 12 step grandchildren; four brothers, Fred of Sanduskly, Phillip of Corning Route 1, Peter of Waco, Tex., and Joseph of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. May Lunning of Corning, and Mrs. Christine and Mrs. Etta Warner, all of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Carl W. Hermey Funeral Home here, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. J. Brooks Gregory will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery near Corning.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Thursday January 4, 1962
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Foster, Simon

Pioneer Resident of Washington Township Died Saturday
Simon Foster, a pioneer and wealthy resident of Washington Township died at his home near Middle Point, Saturday afternoon. He suffered a stroke of paralysis which was the cause of his death.  Deceased was born in Perry County, Ohio, Dec. 2, 1828 and was a descendent from one of the earliest pioneers families of the state.  He was married in Lima on June 12, 1850 to Miss Susannah Fisher. Seven children were born to this union. They were: Almouary (Almonary?), Ellen, Agnes A., Elizabeth, Emma, Jacob H., and Harriet. 
Mr. and Mrs. Foster came to this section in 1853 and were well known throughout the county. Mr. Foster was an active Democrat and held the office of township trustee in a most satisfactory manner. He was a strict member of the Lutheran Church in Middle Point and held offices of deacon, treasurer and clerk and was an elder.  Funeral services over the remains were held this morning at Middle Point.

Source:  (Delphos (Ohio) Daily Herald, May 18, 1903.

Frazee, Mrs. Gus

Mrs. Gus Frazee, aged 72 years, formerly of this place died at her home in Murray City last week. Funeral services were held and interment made in that city last Friday.

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

French, Joan

Joan French, age 87, a gracious and loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Kobacker House. She attended St. James the Less Catholic Church. Preceded in death by husband Robert French, grandson Anthony Wilson, daughter Patti Ely. Survived by children, Jerry (Joann) Wilson, Nancy (Don) Wilson, Robert Jr. (Kim) French and Tanya (John) Rotonda; grandchildren, Michael, Brandy, B.J., Stacie, Paul, Kelly, Katie, Kari, Jo Jo, Jennifer, Richard, Nick, Taylor and Haylee; 15 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; son-in-law, Thomas (Marsha) Ely; numerous other family and friends. Friends may call at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St., Wednesday 5-8 p.m., where service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday. Father Leo Connolly officiating.  Interment St Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Dr.,Columbus, OH, 43214. 

Source:  The Columbus Dispatch, October 7, 2014
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Joan was the biological daughter of Magdalena "Kate" Hoy (b. 25 Jul 1911, Perry County, Ohio; died 9 Feb 1968, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio).  However she was adopted by her grandparents, Franklin Pierce Hoy (9 Nov 1873 – 18 Sep 1934) and Cordelia “Della” (Larimer) Hoy (12 Sep 1875-20 Aug 1954), both of Old Town. 

French, Joseph Steven

Thornville: Joseph Steven French, beloved son of Steven and Tracy (Hayes) French Jr. of Thornville, passed from his parents arms into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 16, 2012 in Columbus, OH.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents, Steven and Jackie French Sr.; maternal grandmother, Sue Johnson; paternal great-grandparents, George and Ethel Braden and Patsy French; aunts and uncles, Stephanie French, Mark French, Bobby Hayes Jr., Mike Hayes, Brandy York and Jane Donnelly; and many great-aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bob Hayes Sr.; paternal great-grandfather, William French; and maternal great-grandparents, Maude and Martin Hayes and Fred and Ida Denkins.  A celebration of Joseph's life will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, OH with Pastor Jacob Foulk officiating.  The family will receive friends on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home. 

Source:  (Newark Advocate)

Frew, Samuel

Samuel Frew Passes Away.  Prominent, Useful and Popular Citizen Called From Earth Monday.  The Grim Reaper has invaded one of our happy homes, and removed from our midst, Samuel B. Frew, a prominent and respected citizen.  After an illness of a weeks duration, at the age of 42 years, Mr. Frew died at Grant hospital, Columbus, 11:30 Monday morning, surrounded by his devoted wife and only son.  Mr. Frew became ill at his home here Saturday, April 29, and his condition showing no improvement, was taken to the hospital, Friday, to undergo an operation for removal of a carbuncle, and complications after the operation caused his death at hour stated.  Deceased was the efficient general manager of the Ludowici-Celadon Tile Plant, having been with this immense industrial plant, since it was established by Mr. Brown of Chicago.  Through Mr. Frew's business acumen and industry the plant was a marvelous success, always in operation when other plants were closed down.  He was president of the Mid-Hocking Coal company, another successful enterprise.  Mr. Frew was a prominent and useful citizen, ever alert of the furtherance of any project for the betterment of the civic improvement of the city.  His death is a severe loss to his wife, and one son, Arthur William, and to a multitude of friends as well.  Mr. Frew was a loyal member of New Lexington Lodge, B.P.O., Elks, under whose auspices the funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this Wednesday afternoon.

Submitter: Sue Saylor

Fricker, Clara B.

Joan French, age 87, a gracious and loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Kobacker House. She attended St. James the Less Catholic Church. Preceded in death by husband Robert French, grandson Anthony Wilson, daughter Patti Ely. Survived by children, Jerry (Joann) Wilson, Nancy (Don) Wilson, Robert Jr. (Kim) French and Tanya (John) Rotonda; grandchildren, Michael, Brandy, B.J., Stacie, Paul, Kelly, Katie, Kari, Jo Jo, Jennifer, Richard, Nick, Taylor and Haylee; 15 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; son-in-law, Thomas (Marsha) Ely; numerous other family and friends. Friends may call at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St., Wednesday 5-8 p.m., where service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday. Father Leo Connolly officiating.  Interment St Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Dr.,Columbus, OH, 43214. (The Columbus Dispatch, 7 Oct 2014)     *Joan was the biological daughter of Magdalena "Kate" Hoy (b. 25 Jul 1911, Perry County, Ohio; died 9 Feb 1968, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio).  However she was adopted by her grandparents, Franklin Pierce Hoy (9 Nov 1873 – 18 Sep 1934) and Cordelia “Della” (Larimer) Hoy (12 Sep 1875-20 Aug 1954), both of Old Town. 
   Mrs. Clara B. Fricker, 80, widow of Edward Fricker, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in her home 182 East Sixth-Ave, after a long illness. Her survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Claudia Butler, Circleville, and Mrs. Alice Yeazel of the home; one son, John W. Fricker of the home; one brother, W. R. Carpenter, Cleveland; three granddaughters and one great granddaughter.  The body was removed to the Frank E. Smith funeral home.  Funeral services will be held Friday.  Time of the funeral and other arrangements will be announced later. 

Source:  Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster, Ohio; July 30, 1946, Tuesday; page 2
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Clara was born 15 Dec 1865 in Perry County, Ohio; died 30 Jul 1946, Lancaster, Fairfield County, OhioShe was the daughter of John Carpenter (b. 1832; died 1900-1910) and Lydia (Hoy) Carpenter (1840-1916) Her husband was George “Edward” Fricker, born 27 May 1863 in Fairfield County, Ohio; died 24 Apr 1938 in Lancaster, Fairfield County.

Friel, Mary Agnes "Sally"

New Straitsville — Mary Agnes "Sally" Friel, age 68, of New Straitsville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Select Specialty Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio, after an extended illness.  Born May 4, 1944, in Columbus, OH, she was the daughter of the late Theodore David and Ida Marie Rardain Keeney. 

Source:  (Athens Messenger July 26, 2012)

Friend, Mrs. Icy Dora

Mrs. Orrin (Icy Dora) Friend, 93, Pleasantville, died at 1:45 p. m. Friday in Lancaster – Fairfield County Hospital.  She was a member of the Primitve Baptist Church, Thurston.  Survivors include a foster son, Walter Diller, New Lexington; several nieces and nephews; step son, Stanley Friend, Pleasantville.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, New Lexington after 2 p. m. today.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, 2 p. m. at Roberts; Rev. R. F. Fisher officiating; burial in New Lexington Cemetery. 

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates taken form our cemetery and/or death publications.  (Burial Oct. 27, 1968) (note on obit. says Icy Brown)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Fulk, Elsie Elizabeth

Thornville: A graveside service for Elsie Elizabeth Fulk, 90, of Thornville, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Fairmount Cemetery.  Mrs. Fulk passed away May 15, 2012 at Autumn at the Lake. She was born December 30, 1921, in Licking County, to the late Ira Tilden and Bessie Mae (Avery) Fulk. She was a member of Fairmount Presbyterian Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her brother, Omie Arthur Fulk.  Guestbook condolences may be signed at and click obituaries/guestbook entry.

Source:  (Newark, OH Advocate)

Fulk, Russell Jr.

Crooksville: Russell Fulk, Jr., 84 of Crooksville, Ohio died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at New Lexington Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Born December 13, 1926 in Santoy, Ohio to the late Russell, Sr. and Mae Adams Fulk.  Mr. Fulk was a retired coal miner and member of the Oakfield Wesleyan Church, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent; he was an avid fisherman; United States Army Veteran serving in Germany during WW II. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  Survived by, wife of 64 years Margie L. Fulk of the home; 5 Sons, Thomas (Sandy) Fulk of Crooksville; Timothy (Debra) Fulk of Crooksville; Terry (Judy) Fulk of Corning; Ted (Penny) Fulk of New Lexington and Todd (Nicki) Fulk of New Lexington. 14 Grandchildren: Jamie, Rhonda, James, Thomas, Jason, Lindsay, Samantha, Matthew, Christopher, Michael, Derek, Nora, Quintin and Kalvin. Numerous Great-grandchildren. Brother: Paul (Louella) Fulk of Crooksville. Sister: Betty (Richard) Tipple of New Lexington. In addition to his parents, preceded in death by, grandson, Timothy Fulk, II and great-grandson, Trevor Fulk.  Calling hours will be held from 6pm-8pm on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 and 2-4pm & 6-8pm on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the Roberts Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, Ohio and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Oakfield Wesleyan Church, Oakfield, Ohio with Reverend Dan Hinkle officiating.  Burial will be in Oakfield Cemetery with graveside military services by the Corning American Legion.

Source:  (Times Recorder from May 30 - May 31, 2011)

Fulton, George W.

At Rest

Major George W. Fulton died at 7:30 on Saturday evening of last week
“The Lord’s will must be obeyed”

Major George W. Fulton, Mayor of this city, died at his residence on North Colony Avenue Saturday evening, January 18th, 1890 at 7:30 o’clock.  The cause of death was from a complication of diseases of the liver, kidneys and bowels.  He had been suffering since last July, but until a short time ago his physician and all friends entertained hopes of recovery.  The funeral was conducted by the Masonic Lodge, services were held at the Congregational church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, which were very impressive and largely attended by Masons and friends of the family.  The G.A.R. also participated in the march to the cemetery.  The following brief biography was read by Rev. Wilson:


The subject of the following sketch is of German extraction, his great-grandfather coming to this country and settling in Virginia and, during the Revolution being a soldier in the colonial army.  His son David, was born in Virginia and settled in Pennsylvania, and served in the war of 1812.  Levi Fulton, the father of our subject, was a native of Pennsylvania, and in 1832 moved to Perry county, Ohio, and afterword to Knox county, Missouri, where he died in 1867.  Major George W. Fulton was the eldest of four children, and was a native of Fayette county, Pennsylvania, being born November 23rd, 1821.  He was educated in the common schools of Pennsylvania and Ohio up to his sixteenth year, when he attended three terms of the Academy at Athens, Ohio, and then returned to his labors on his father’s farm until he became of age.  He then served, first as an apprentice and afterward as a journeyman, at the carpenter’s and joiner’s trade, finally entering the mercantile profession, and, at the expiration of two years, moved to Keokuk, Iowa, then to Hannibal, Missouri, then to Louisville, Kentucky, and thence to Edina, Knox county, Missouri, where he continued the mercantile business, and also engaged in building and contracting.  In 1861 he took an active part in organizing the Home Guards, and was elected captain of one of the companies.  Disposing of his business he enlisted in Company E, 21st Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry, was elected captain, and, in the Army of the Tennessee, participated in the battle at Pittsburg Landing, the series of engagements culminating at the capture of Corinth.  Marching to Memphis his company was in the engagement against Forrest, after which they went to the relief of General Banks in the Red River Campaign.  Returning from thence to Missouri the regiment fought against Price in his raid of 1864, and in the summer of that year he was commissioned Major.  On his return home from the army he was elected sheriff and collector of Knox county, re-elected in 1866, and held the position for two years, meanwhile resuming his former profession as merchant and also becoming extensively engaged in shipping grain, wood and stock.  He likewise owned and operated the Edina flouring mills.  In 1872 he disposed of his entire business and removed to Rice county, Kansas, when the country was but thinly settled, where he began operations in farming and stock raising, in which he was very successful.  In 1878 he erected the Anchor Steam Flouring Mills at a cost of $20,000, in Kinsley, where he has since resided.  Mr. Fulton was married May 2, 1847, to Miss Hannah Sycks, daughter of John and Mary Sycks, of Greene county, Pennsylvania, by whom he had twelve children, eight of whom are now living and named respectively: John A., Francis E., Phoeba S., Dora A., George W. Jr., Margaret W., U.S. Grant and Charles L.  All married except the three latter named boys.  After reading the above, Rev. Wilson made a few remarks concerning the deceased, the points were: Mr. Fultonh was 68 years, 1 month and 26 days old when he died; twice elected mayor of this city; he was a Mason in good standing; a member of the G.A.R; you will miss him from your midst; there is a vacant seat in these organizations; there is a vacant chair in the home; who will miss him most; the wife will miss him in her counsel; the children will miss father on returning home.  Though not a member of any church Mr. Fulton was a close student of the Bible, and died as he had lived, and when appraised of the fact that death was inevitable he remarked, “The Lord’s Will Must be Obeyed.”  Through his long suffering and illness he never complained or found fault with his lot, but bore it all patiently and with Christian resignation.  At the city election held in this city last April Mr. Fulton was elected mayor by a fair majority, although one of the strongest men of the opposition headed the ticket.  In private life Mr. Fulton was a pleasant, affable gentleman, and those who have worked for and under him remember his upright, moral character.  He expected faithfulness from his employees, and in return made every promise good.  In a private way the Major was a friend to the poor, but did not wish to make any show of his charities by subscribing funds when his name would be published to the world, but in secret, when none but the recipient would know, he helped many.  Kinsley will miss the deceased in both her public and private enterprises.  As an official he was always prompt and conscientious in the discharges of his duties, and as a private citizen he was always in the front rank with those who were interested in the welfare of the city. 

Source:  Kinsley Banner Graphic, 24-Jan-1890

Fulton, William D.

Fulton, William D., age 84, founder of Garden City in 1878, died Tuesday after a week's illness.  Coming with a small party he camped near the site of the waterworks, and decided to start a town (with brother, James R.)... He lived long enough to see his vision of a large and better town fulfilled.  He served twice as sheriff, and as county clerk, and city councilman, and for years was a member of the board of education.  Born near Pittsburgh, Pa., he moved with his parents to Ohio.  In 1848 he married Luticia Skinner and was engaged in the mercantile business, and later in the milling business in Missouri before coming to Kansas.  The funeral was from the Methodist church Thursday, and as a tribute of respect all business houses were closed.  After the death of Mrs. Fulton five years ago he made his home with his children: Mrs. Ellen Ross, LaJunta, Col., Mrs. R.A. Hopper, Rocky Ford, Col.; and Mrs. E.L. Wirt, and Mrs. Ciddie Stevens, and L.W. Fulton all of this city.  Burial was in Garden City cemetery." 

Source:  The Garden City Herald, November 19, 1908.