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Gadd, Joseph

DEATH OF DR. GADD The venerable physician, Joseph Gadd, died in his home in Buffalo at 5 o'clock last Friday morning after an illness of but three days with constipation of the bowels.  The deceased was one of the most noted rural physicians in Iowa, widely known through his treatment of cancers. The deceased was 65 years of age - born in Woodsfield, O., son of David and Elizabeth Gadd, June 17, 1822.  He was one of twelve children.  His father was a prosperous cabinet maker.  The doctor remained at home until he was 16 years of age, when he began the study of medicine.  He and Miss Susanna Rush were married in Richland County, Ohio, when the doctor was 21 years of age.  After his marriage the doctor went to Cincinnati and attended Miami university two terms; then attended the Eclectic medical institute three sessions - and then to New York city and practiced in a hospital seven months.  He returned to Ohio, and practiced in Clark county four years.  He came to Ottumwa, Iowa, in 1854, and was physician there seven years.  In 1861 he came to Davenport and remained a year - removing to Blue Grass in February, 1862.  He was appointed postmaster of Blue Grass in the fall of '62, and served in that position until his removal to Buffalo in 1882.  Dr. Gadd was of kind and generous disposition - and very benevolent.  He united with the Methodist church when a youth and enjoyed its privileges for half a century.  He was a "local preacher", and preached many a time in the absence of his pastor.  The Doctor was an Odd Fellow - a patriarch in the encampment.  The Doctor did not gather riches - and the memory of an upright life, pure character, and noble soul forms his chief legacy to his family.With Mrs. Gadd five children mourn his loss - Nathan T., a prominent lawyer in Liberty, Neb.; James, merchant in Liberty; Joseph at home; Anna J., wife of Samuel Heikes, and Kate, wife of James Meyers - both daughters resident in Scott county.  Mrs. J. J. Langfitt of Big Rock, and Mrs. L. Lowry of this city, are sisters of the deceased.  The only brothers who could be reached by telegraph and who arrived yesterday are E. T. of Omaha, Dr. T. D. of Mitchellville, and Capt. J. N. Gadd of Afton, Ia.  The funeral will take place to-day.  The procession will leave the residence in Buffalo at 11 o'clock a.m. for Blue Grass, where the services will be held in the Methodist church at 2 o'clock p.m. 

Source:  The Morning Democrat, Davenport, Iowa; September 25, 1887, Sunday; page 1
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Joseph was born 17 June 1822, Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio; died 23 Sep 1887 in Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa. Perry County Marriage Records report Joseph Gadd and Susanna Rush were married 5 Feb 1843 in Perry County, Ohio.  Joseph’s parents were David Gadd (unknown birth – died 1842-1850) and Elizabeth (Truax) Gadd (1801-1865).  The David Gadd family lived in Perry County, Ohio for a while before they moved to Iowa.  

Gadd, Susanna

Mrs. Susanna Gadd, mother of J. P. Gadd, of Davenport, died at her home in Buffalo this morning at 6 o'clock.  Mrs. Gadd was an old resident of the county and widely known.  She was the widow of Dr. Joseph Gadd, who died Sept. 23, 1887.  Her maiden name was Susanna Rush and she was born in Terry (sic) County, Ohio, March 11, 1823.  She was married to Dr. Gadd Feb. 5, 1843, and has lived in Iowa for the past 49 years.  For the past 13 years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. S. K. Myers, of Buffalo.  She was the mother of eleven children, five of whom are living.  They are:  Mrs. A. J. Rustenbech, of Buffalo; J. P. Gadd, of Davenport; Mrs. S. K. Myers, of Buffalo; J. C. Gadd, of Jamestown, and N. T. Gadd, of Broken Bowl, Neb. The funeral will take place Friday with interment at Blue Grass cemetery.  Services will be held at the Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. Marison officiating. 

Source:  The Daily Times, Davenport, Iowa; March 30, 1904, Wednesday; page 6
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  Susanna was born 11 Mar 1923, Perry County, Ohio; died 30 Mar 1904 in Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa. Her parents were Isaiah Rush (5 Feb 1788 – 20 Feb 1849, Wapello County, Iowa) and Agnes (Skinner) Rush (born 4 Oct 1789 – died 21 Sep 1844; not sure of locations)  

Garlinger, George

OBITUARY: George Garlinger, one of the oldest residents of the vicinity of New Lexington, at his home two miles northwest of this place, last Friday morning, aged 84 years. Funeral services were held at Lebanon Lutheran Church, near Junction City, Saturday, conducted by the Pastor, Rev. Wiseman, assisted by Rev. Walter, of Thornville. Mr. Garlinger had been a resident of the community about sixty years, and no man was more universally respected, wherever he was known.

Source:  New Lexington Tribune, Aug. 28, 1887, and reprinted in Perry County Heirlines, Vol. X, No. 2, Fall 1992

Garlinger, Robert S.

Winter Haven--Mr. Robert S. Garlinger of Winter Haven died of cancer Friday (April 15, 2005). He was 85. Born Sept. 5, 1919, in Perry County, Ohio, he came here in 1962. He worked in irrigation for the citrus industry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a founding member of Winter Haven Christian Church. He was an elder for Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, Lancaster, Ohio, and Winter Haven Christian Church. Mr. Garlinger is survived by his wife, Grace Ellen Garlinger; son, William Garlinger, Casselberry; daughter, Susan K. Lewellen, Henryville, Ind.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lifepath Hospice, Haines City or Winter Have Christain Church.

Source: The Ledger, April 17, 2005
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Garvin, Margaret

Margaret Garvin Called From Life New Lexington – Margaret Eloise, 18 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burley Garvin, died at the family home on the Shawnee-Bristol Road early Tuesday morning following a seven months’ illness of heart trouble. She was a student at the Bristol School, and besides the parents, is survived by a sister, Barbara, and a brother, Robert. A twin sister, Lois, preceded her in death two and a half years ago. The deceased is a niece of Mrs. Harry Feighley of First Street. Funeral Services will probably be held Thursday afternoon, with Rev. D. V. Snyder and Rev. Owen Plumley in charge. Burial by the C. L. Chute Co. will be in the city cemetery.

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates taken from our cemetery and death publications.  (Maplewood / New Lexington Cemetery – burial - March 31, 1938)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Gecsei, William

Corning – William Gecsei, 64, of Congo, died at 4:30 P.m. Friday At his home after a brief illness
Arrangements are in charge of Wiley-Van Fossen Funeral Home in Corning.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Saturday, February 2, 1974
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Gibbon, Blanche A.

Mrs. Blanche A. Gibbon, 84, of Shawnee, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Good Samaritan Medical Center, where she had been a patient since February 5. A retired school teacher, Mrs. Gibbon taught at public schools in Perry County for more than 50 years, and was a 1915 graduate of Shawnee High School. She was a member and past patron of Bluebell Chapter 151 OES and a member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ and the Perry County Retired Teachers Association. Surviving are one son, Thomas E. Gibbon of Shawnee; one brother, Jerry McDivett of Elyria; one sister, Mrs. Sally Williams of Glouster, six grand children and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at Humphrey Funeral Home in Shawnee Wednesday with the Rev. Clarence Thompson and the Rev. Frank Cheesebrew officiating. Burial was in Shawnee Cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, April 1, 1982

Gibbon, Henry

Henry Gibbon, 73, former resident of the Shawnee vicinity, died Thursday morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Williams, in Columbus. Besides his widow Nellie, and the daughter in whose home he died, Mr. Gibbon is survived by two sons Robert and William Gibbon, both of Columbus, and four grand-children. The body is in the Egan Ryan funeral home Columbus to remain until Saturday afternoon when it will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pritchard in Shawnee where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Harry Gibbon, a nephew and Bible student will officiate. Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery by the P.R. Gibbon funeral home of that community.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, January 7, 1949

Gibbon, Nellie

Mrs. Nellie Gibbons, 74, formerly of Shawnee, died Tuesday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred A. Williams of Columbus, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Egan-Ryan funeral home in Columbus. Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery by P.R. Gibbons funeral home of Shawnee, with Rev. Owen Plumley of New Straitsville officiating at brief grave services.

Source: Zanesville Signal, March 15, 1951

Gibbon, Robert

Mr. Gibbon, 56, formerly of Shawnee, died at his home in Columbus last Wednesday night following a lingering illness. Survivors are his wife, Alice; a daughter Mrs. Jane Moore; a sister Mrs. Ellen Williams and a brother, William Gibbons, Columbus. Funeral services and burial were held in Columbus Saturday p.m. with burial in charge of the Gibbon Funeral Home, Shawnee.

Source: Unknown, October 30, 1952

Gibbon, Thomas E. 

Thomas E. Gibbon, 79, of Shawnee, a retired coal miner and former barber, died Saturday in his home following a long illness. He was born January 30, 1892, in Shawnee, a son of Robert and Margaret Abram Gibbon. Surviving are his wife, Blanche McDivitt Gibbon; a son, Thomas E. Gibbon, Jr. of Shawnee; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Breckenridge of Shawnee; and a brother, Harry of Columbus. Friends may call after 6pm today at Humphrey Funeral Home in Shawnee where services will be held at 1pm Tuesday. Burial will be in the Shawnee Cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, January 2, 1972

Gibbon Jr., Thomas E.

Thomas E. Gibbon, 54, of Shawnee died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 1991, at Lancaster Fairfield Community Hospital, following an extended illness. Mr. Gibbon was a 1955 graduate of Shawnee High School. He was retired from Peabody Coal Co. and was a member of UMWA. Born September 8, 1937, in Shawnee, he was a son of Thomas E. and Blanche McDivitt Gibbon. Surviving are his wife, Shirley J. Miller Gibbon; four daughters, Beverly Lucas of Blue Rock, Charlene Baker of Blachleyville, Joyce Carpenter of Yigo, Guam, and Lynda Clark of Mancelona, Michigan; two sons, Thomas of Nashville, Ohio and Jerry of Fort Meade, MD; three stepdaughters, Kristin Schein, and Stephanie Tharp, both of Shawnee, and Theresa Tharp of Corning; 10 grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren. UMWA also held services at the Humphrey Funeral Home in Shawnee, the Rev. Aaron Cunningham officiated. Burial was in Shawnee Cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, November, 1991

Glass, Robert

Robert R. Glass, 81, of Oakfield died Monday, March 18, at Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he had been a patient for two weeks. Mr. Glass spent his lifetime in Perry County, retiring as a coal miner. He was a member of the Wesleyan Church in Oakfield and the United Mine Workers. Mr. Glass was born October 29, 1903, in Perry County, a son of William and Ida Norris Glass. Surviving are his wife, Marie Glass; two sons, William W. Glass of New Lexington Route 1 and James E. Glass of Crooksville Route 2; two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn S. Borning of Crooksville and Mrs. Marjorie A. Corbett of Crooksville Route 2; 20 grand children and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Wesleyan Church in Oakfield with Rev. Gail Shewalter and the Rev. Kenneth Teeter officiating. Burial was in Oakfield Cemetery.

Source: Unknown

Glass, Wanda

Wanda Storts Glass, 75, of 2275 State Route 13 S.E., Crooksville, died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Genesis-Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville. She was born April 30, 1928, in the Six Mile Turn area, daughter of the late Lon and Lizzie (Cronin) Storts. She is survived by four daughters, Nancy Bigham of Crooksville, Pam (Ross) Simpson of Newark, Kim (Larry) Soller of Lead, S.D., and Penny Glass of the home; one sone, Billy Joe (Patty) Glass of Crooksville; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, James Storts of Corning, and Paul Storts of Moxahala. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Glass, who died in 1994; one son-in-law; three brothers; and two sisters. Calling hours will be held 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today, at Roberts Funeral Home, 304 Mill St., New Lexington. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Teter officiating. Burial will be in Iliff Cemetery, McLuney.

Source: Unknown

Glass, William Francis

William F. Glass, 68, of 2275 Ohio 13 S.E., Crooksville, died at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 1994, at Bethesda Hospital. He was born April 11, 1926, in Corning. He was a lifetime resident of Perry County, a retired coal miner and had worked for Sidwell Brothers. Mr. Glass was also a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Storts Glass of the home; four daughters, Nancy Bigham of Crooksville, Pam Simpson of Newark, Kim Soller of Zanesville and Penny Glass of the home; one son, Billy Joe Glass of Crooksville; two brothers, Donald Glass of Cambridge and Rodney Glass of New Lexington; tow sisters, Irene Lucas and Joanne Dusenberry, both of New Lexington; six grand children and six great-grandchildren. His parents, Lyman A. and Lola Mae Butts Glass, preceded him in death. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home, 304 Mill St., New Lexington. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, September 9, at the funeral home with the Rev. Raymond Lemity officiating. Burial will be in Iliff Cemetery.

Source: Unknown

Goldner, Elmer

G. E. Goldner, former resident of Shawnee, lately of Amery Wis., passed away on March 3, 1934 in People’s Hospital at Akron, Ohio. Funeral services were held at Bellows Chapel with burial in Akron. Death, which came as a shock to his family and friends was due to the complications resulting from Thrombosis or stroke. Mr. Goldner was born at North Jackson, Ohio, on Dec. 11, 1866. In his passing his wife and family have suffered the loss of a devoted husband and father. He was a member of the United Brethren Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Maude Goldner, one daughter, Mrs. Susie McGovern of Akron, one son Charles Goldner and one grand daughter, Phylis Goldner of Minneapolis, Minn, also three sisters, Mrs. Jospeh Yeager, Mrs. Harriet Kistler of Akron and Mrs. Laura Snyder of North Jackson. A son and daughter proceeded him in death. Mr. Goldner was married to Miss Maude Ferguson, one of our hometown girls, 34 years ago and while they traveled much during the passing years, Shawnee remained dear in memory, and to them was considered home. Prominent for many years in the clay manufacturing industry, Mr. Goldner came to Shawnee in the employ of the O.M. & M Company [Ohio Mining and Manufacturing] in the first year of local brick making. His experience in the clay industry took him into many states, adding to his credits a long and honorable record of efficient and capable service. For the past several years he had been employed as Superintendent of the Canton Brick & Fireproofing Company’s plant at Newcomerstown, Ohio. When the plant suspended operations, Mr. and Mrs. Goldner established their home in Amery, Wis., where they had a cottage near a beautiful lake enjoying boating and fishing and a well earned vacation. Early in December Mr. and Mrs. Goldner were called to Columbus on account of the sickness of Mrs. Goldner’s mother and stepfather, both of whom passed away at Christmas time. During their stay in Columbus, Mr. Goldner contracted supposed ear trouble, which continued to grow more serious, finally resulting in death. Many in Shawnee remember Mr. Goldner and are pained to learn of his passing and extend sympathy to the bereaved family in their loss.

Source: The People's Advocate, March 30, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Good, Jonas

Retired Physician Dies
Warren, Ind., June 10--- Dr. Jonas Good, a pioneer physician of this part of the state and retired since 1885, is dead here. Dr. Good was 81 years old and a native of Perry County, Ohio, coming to Huntington County in 1847, He was the father of Dr. C. H. Good, prominent in his profession and in republican politics of this section.

Source:  (Fort Wayne (IN.) Weekly Sentinel, June 10, 1913)

Goodlive, John

Maxville-Deferred from last week.-John Goodlive's sudden death from paralysis, on the 9th inst. cast a gloom over the entire community. His worth as a citizen, man and Christian, will be more fully stated by his obituary written by a friend and neighbor, and will later be published in the Herald. (This article related to the death of John Goodlive published apparently in the Herald of Perry County, Ohio. The original is in possession of Martin Weaver, Springfield, VA.)


Goodlive, John

Obituary of John Goodlive--The deceased, John Goodlive was born 25th, A.D. 1833, and died April 9th, A.D. 1898, at the age of 64 years, 5 months and 14 days. He was consecrated to God in his infancy, by holy baptism and renewed his baptismal vow by confirmation under the pastorate of Rev. Weirner in the month of May A.D. 1851. Thus becoming an active member and an earnest worker in the work for God and the Evangelical Lutheran church for 46 years. He united by marriage with Miss Rebecca Sherod, April 24th 1856, which union was blessed with 3 sons, one of whom preceded the father in infancy. He leaves a grief stricken wife, two sons, four brothers and two sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn. Brother Goodlive was a man of an exemplary character, a kind husband to an invalid wife, and law-abiding citizen, but above all stands his love to God and his zeal for the church. He had been one of God's noblest works, and honest and upright man. His vacant chair in his church and in his home, as wall as in society and in the community can hardly be filled. He is not dead, he has only gone to rest from his labor, yet his kind words, acts and deeds will live forever. As we stand at his narrow house today and say goodby! we pray that our death may be like the death of the righteous and our last end be like his. His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery joining the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church, Tuesday April 12th A.D. 1898, Rev. W. E. Harsh officiating. Friend after friend departs; Who hath not lost a friend? There is no union her of hearts, That findeth not an end; Were this frail world our only rest Living or dying none were blest. But thanks to God There is a world above, Where parting is unknown; A whole eternity of joy, Formed for the good alone; And faith beholds the dying here Translated to that happier sphere. (This article related to the death of John Goodlive published apparently in the Herald of Perry County, Ohio. The original is in possession of Martin Weaver, Springfield, VA.)


Goodlive, Philander Jackson

Obituary of Philander Jackson Goodlive--Philander Jackson Goodlive, son of John and Rebecca Goodlive, was born in Mondaycreek township, Perry county, Ohio, May 27, 1857. He was dedicated to God in the sacrament of baptism in his infancy, by the Rev. George Young, then pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church. At the age of 17 years, on the 4th day of April, 1874, he renewed his baptismal vows and was confirmed by Rev. George Young, his pastor, and became a full member of the church to which he remained a faithful member until his transfer to the church triumphant above. On the 13th day of April, 1880, he was united in marriage with Miss Clara M. Numemaker, by Rev. W. A. Weisman; to their union were born four daughters and two sons, one daughter and one son preceding their father to eternity. Brother Goodlive received a common school education, but by his energy and labor received a teacher's certificate and taught school for a few terms. In 1876, he went to Junction City, Ohio, to learn telegraphy and by strict devotion to the art he became a expert in that science. From that time on until within two years of his death, he filled various places of great responsibility and trust on various railroads, but was at last compelled to retire on account of failing health. On the 2nd day of this month, he came from his home in Junction City, to visit J. H. Goodlive and also to see his aged mother, who had been in feeble health, previous to his visit when he was stricken down typhoid fever, which proved fatal and on last Sunday morning, August 15, 1909, at about four o'clock at the home of his brother near Maxville, his immortal spirit left its house of clay and went home to God, at the age of 52 years, two months and 18 days, leaving to mourn a devoted wife and four children. Mr. Winfred Goodlive of Palo Alto, Cal., Mrs. Stell Stoneburner of Zanesvill, Ohio, Mrs. Grace Dugan of Sidney, Neb., and Miss Lena of the home, an aged mother and one brother, besides a large number of other relatives and friends. We will not ask, "why is it thus," for we know that our brother fought a good fight; he finished his course, he kept the faith and now there is laid up for him a crown of righteousness. His life was serene; his end was peace. The sorrow caused by the death of brother Goodlive is not confined to the limit of his family circle; a whole community mourns and extends the hand of deepest sympathy with the prayer that God may comfort the bereaved. His funeral was at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church, Rev. W. E. Arnhold of Junction City, Ohio, officiating. (Obituary of Philander Jackson Goodlive apparently in a Perry Co., Ohio newspaper about Aug. 15, 1909. Original is in possession of Martin Weaver, Springfield, VA.)


Goodlive, Rebecca Sherod

Obituary of Rebecca Sherod Goodlive. There is a reaper whose name is Death, And with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between. Rebecca Goodline, daughter of Kinsey and Lydia Sherod, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, October 9, 1839. She was confirmed at the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Rev. George Young and remained true to her vows as a faithful member to said church until her transfer to the church triumphant, above. On the 24th day of April, 1856 she was united in marriage with John Goodlive by the Rev. Daniel Ricketts to which union were born three sons. The husband and two sons preceded her to the silent grave. One son, one brother, one sister, six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and many distant relatives and friends survive her and mourn her departure. Mother Goodlive spent the greater part of her life in Perry county. She was of a kind disposition, and affectionate wife and mother and a good neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand to the needy. For many years she had not enjoyed the best of health and her system could not withstand the rigors of her last illness, pneumonia, which was of short duration and on the morning of January 15, 1915, at 20 minutes until nine at the home of her son, Jas. H. Goodlive near Maxville, her soul passed forth from the tenement of clay to her Maker who gave it, at the age of 75 years two months and 26 days. She has answered the last call and her immortal spirit has taken its departure from the mortal body which we today consign to the earth whence it came to await the coming of our Lord. May we all seek comfort from Him who has promised to be an ever present help in time of need and who has said "blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." Death is a faithful reaper and gathers the sheaves one by one. Call not back the dear departed, Anchored safe where storms are o'er, On the borderland we left them, Soon to meet and part no more, When we leave this world of change, When we leave this world of care, We shall find our missing loved ones, In our Father's mansion fair. The funeral was conducted at St. John's Lutheran church on January 7, 1915, by Rev. George C. Wagner. Her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the St. John's cemetery to await the resurrection morn. (Obituary published probably in a Perry County newspaper soon after the Jan. 5, 1915 death of Rebecca Sherod Goodlive. Original in possession of Martin Weaver, Springfield, VA.)


Gordon, Catherine (Mrs. George P Gordon)

Mrs. Catherine Gordon, aged 83, who is well remembered by many of the older citizens, died early yesterday morning at the home of her son, C. Edward Gordon, of Baltimore. The news of Mrs. Gordon's demise was received in a message to her son, Daniel D. Gordon, 123 East Leith street. The remains will be returned to Fort Wayne for burial. Mrs. Gordon left Fort Wayne seven years ago, and in that time had made her home with sons at Peoria, Ill, Minneapolis, and Baltimore. She had enjoyed remarkable health for her years, and a short time ago began preparations to return to this city to make her home, her plans being cut short by her death. Mrs. Gordon was born on Sept. 28, 1834, and was married on June 28, 1857 to George P. Gordon. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon came to Allen county, in 1865 and settled on a farm in Pleasant township, where they remained until 1869 when they moved to Fort Wayne, making their home at 129 East Lieth street, in the old homestead which is now the residence of Daniel Gordon and family. Mr. Gordon was baggagemaster for the Pennsylvania lines for over thirty-three years, and in that capacity became one of the best known men in the city. He passed away sixteen years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon had a family of ten children, eight boys and two girls, and of these five sons survive, namely: John F. Gordon, Minneapolis; Danie D. Gordon, Fort Wayne, foreman of the Journal-Gazette stereotyping room; Joseph George Gordon, Chicago; James F Gordon, New York; and C. Edward Gordon, of Baltimore (MD.). There are also ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gordon was a devout member of St. Patrick's parish and was a member of the Rosary society of that parish. The funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church, the cortege leaving the residence at 8:30. The interment will be at the Catholic cemetery.

Source: Fort Wayne (IN) Journal Gazette, June 3, 1920

Note: Catherine was the daughter of Matthew and Catherine (McMullen) Ring and was born in Perry County, OH on 28 September 1834. Her husband, George P Gordon, was the son of William David and Catherine (Keenan) and was born in Perry County, OH on 24 June 1833.

Gordon, Edward

Edward Gordon, 79, died at the home of Lewis Lanning at McLuney of infirmities. Three daughters survive: Mrs. Lewis Lanning of the home, Mrs. Oscar Davis, Mason City, Ia., Mrs. Daisy Sedwick of Cleveland. One sister, Mrs. Anna West of Columbus and one brother, Will Gordon of Lancaster also survive. Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. at the Church of Atonement with burial at New Straitsville. 

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

Gordon, George W

G.W. Gordon, aged 84 years, one of the few Morrow county survivors of the Civil War, died at his home in Cardington, Saturday morning after an illness of several months. Mr. Gordon had been a resident of Cardington for the past 60 years, coming here from his early home in Perry county, after his marriage. He served in the Civil War as a Union soldier, along with his brother, A.J. Gordon. His death was due to infirmities attending old age. Besides A.J. Gordon, who resides with his son, C.W. Gordon, near Mt. Gilead, the deceased leaves his widow and three daughters, Miss Margaret at home, Mrs. A. J. Jeffrey, of Marengo and Mrs. Harley Campbell of Edison. Two brothers also survive, T.F. Gordon, former Morrow county sheriff, now of Harmony township, and Samuel Gordon, of Chesterville. Funeral services were held at Cardington Monday afternoon and interment was made in Glendale cemetery at Cardington.

Source: Morrow County Sentinel, September 5, 1929

Gordon, Hugh K.

Hugh K. Gordon, for the past thirty years, baggageman at the Pennsylvania Depot, died at 1 o’clock Monday morning. Death was due to paralysis and followed a stroke sustained while at the depot last Friday. The family residence is at 1129 East Washington Street.  Mr. Gordon was fifty-eight years of age. He was born in Perry County, Ohio, and for the past forty-four years had resided in Fort Wayne. For thirty years he had been in the baggage room at the Pennsylvania Company, although his service with the company extended over a period of forty year.  The decedent was married in 1878 to Miss Susan Hart, the ceremony being performed in the Cathedral by the Rev. Father Dinnen?. Seven children were born to this union, six of whom, with the widow, survive. They are Emmett, William, Stephen, Thomas, and Miss Grace Gordon, of this city, and Mrs. Frank Templer of San Jose, Cal. There is also a sister, Mrs. John Grogan of Fowler, Ind. Mr. Gordon was a member of the Pennsylvania Relief Association, of the Cathedral congregation and the Married Men’s Society of that parish.

Source:  Fort Wayne (IN) News, October 14, 1912
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Gordon, Kathleen Metzger

JUNCTION CITY - Kathleen Metzger Gordon, 59, of Junction City, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. She was born Feb. 19, 1947, in Zanesville. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband David Gordon, of the home; her mother Ethel O'Brien Metzger of Junction City; her children William (Marcie) Gordon of Somerset, Kathleen (Curtis) Smith of Westerville, and Colleen Gordon of Junction City; grandchildren Devan, Leah, Owen and Eli; a brother Ed (Susan) Metzger of Junction City; sisters Ellen (Casey Jenkins) Metzger of Montana, Greta (Pete) Karn of Waverly, Minn., Sheila (Ron Barnes) Sagan of Clearwater, Fla., Caroleta Colborn of Bremen, and Jeanette and Amy Metzger of Junction City. She was preceded in death by her father, Edgar Metzger; a nephew, Darrell Shaw; and a niece Vanessa Kern. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Chute-Wiley Funeral Home, 118 South Jackson St., New Lexington, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rose Catholic Church, at the corner of Main and Water streets in New Lexington. Father Jonathan Wilson, Father Bob Metzger, Father Dick Metzger, Father Bill Metzger and Father Steve Metzger will serve as celebrants. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Junction City.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, August 27, 2006
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke

Gordon, Samuel

Samuel Gordon, 81, died at his home at Chesterville Saturday morning after an illness of about one month. Mr. Gordon was born at Shawnee in Perry county, Jan. 14, 1855, the son of Israel and Susan Irvin Gordon. His wife, Mary Evans Gordon, died in 1915. They were married Feb. 7, 1878. With his father and mother, Mr. Gordon came to Morrow county in 1871 and settled in Harmony township. He lived there until moving to Chesterville to make his home there. He had been a member of the Chesterville Masonic Lodge for over 40 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lonnie Boyer of Chesterville and four grandsons. Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the home and interment was made at the Chesterville cemetery.

Source: Morrow County Sentinel, May 5, 1935

Gordon, Thomas Francis

Thomas Francis Gordon, 82, prominent Morrow county farmer, stock raiser, and former county sheriff, died unexpectedly at 7:15 p.m. Monday following a stroke of apoplexy. He died at his home in marmony township on the farm southeast of Mt. Gilead, where he achieved prominence as a prosperous farmer and breeder of prize-winning horses, cattle and sheep. Mr. Gordon was born in Perry county on June 8, 1852, a son of Israel and Susan Gordon, pioneer settlers of the Western Reserve territory. He moved to Morrow county with his parents and became the owner of more than 400 acres of land. Wherever he exhibited his prize Shorthorn cattle and Percheron horses he won premiums and his farm lands were unusually well kept. For a number of years, he displayed his stock at the international livestock expositions. Mr. Gordon was married on Nov. 8, 1896, in Mt. Gilead to Miss Anna M. Winters, the daughter of Major Gilbert E. Winters, Mt. Gilead, a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars, a personal friend of President Abraham Lincoln, and one of the first lawyers in this community. No children were born to this union. He had made his home for several years with a nephew, T. Earl Gordon, and had been unusually active despite his advanced years. Mr. Gordon was active in Republican party politics for several years, serving as chairman of the county G.O.P. executive committee during the presidential campaign of 1896 between William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan. In 1892, Mr. Gordon was elected sheriff of Morrow county and he was re-elected by an almost unprecedented majority of 986 in 1894. He was a member of the I.O.O. F. lodge at Chesterville and the K. of P. lodge in Mt. Gilead. Mr. Gordon had attended church services at the Blackbird church Sunday morning. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy late Sunday. He was preceded in death by his wife 20 years ago. Survivors are one brother, Samuel, of Chesterville, and the following nieces and nephews: Earl Gordon, Miss Edith Gordon, C. W. Gordon, I.J. Turner, G.W. Turner, Mrs. Austin Fulton, Miss Nettie Turner, Mrs. Lonnie Boyer, south and east of Mt. Gilead; Mrs. Tollie Fringer near Williamsport; Dr. J.B. Gordon, Shawno, Wis.; Mrs. Lillie Jeffrey, Marengo; Mrs. Hollie (Harley) Campbell, west of Edison; and Miss Lollie Gordon, Cardington.

Source: Morrow County Sentinel, November 29, 1934

Gordon, William

DIED - At his residence in Reading Township, Perry County, Ohio on Sunday the 5th inst., William Gordon, at the advanced age of 77 years. Like the Patriarch of old, he has descended from? the tomb full of years and full of hope. Surrounded by a large number of relations and an extensive ____? of friends, beloved and respected by all. No man was more deserving of friendship, for he was a good husband, a good father, a good counselor, a good instructor, for he taught by example as well as by precept, a good neighbor, a good citizen, and we trust a good Christian. May he rest in peace.

Source:  Perry County Democrat, Somerset, Ohio, 18 Nov 1849 by E. J. Ellis
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Gordon, William D.

The body of William D. Gordon, an iron broker, who passed away in Peoria, Ill, Saturday, arrived in this city Monday afternoon.
The deceased was a native of Perry County, Ohio, but had lived in Fort Wayne for some time, and was well known here. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Elks and the Fort Wayne branch of the T. O. A. He was also prominent in Knights of Columbus circles. 
Surviving besides the widow, who was formerly Miss Margaret Baker, of this city, are two sons, Robert and George. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Gordon of Peoria, Ill., and the following brothers: John F. of Minneapolis: Daniel D. of Fort Wayne: George of Chicago: James S. of Pittsburgh, and C. E. Gordon of Baltimore.  Funeral services will be held from the home of the brother, D. D. Gordon, 129 East Leith Street, Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock, and at 9 o’clock at the St. Patrick’s Church.

Source: Fort Wayne (IN.) News, Jan 18, 1916)

Gottke, Porter

Porter Gottke Services Today - New Straitsville – Services for Porter Gottke, 58 of Columbus, brother of three New Straitsville residents, were held this afternoon at the Schoedinger Funeral Home at Columbus. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery there.
Mr. Gottke, a machinist at the Tinker Roller Bearing Company plant at Columbus, died Sunday.  He was a brother of Mrs. Myrtle Bagley, Mrs. Christine Groves and Clifford Gottke, all of New Straitsville.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Wednesday, August 25, 1954
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Gracy, Anna

Mrs. James Gracy, of New Straitsville, formerly Miss Anna Call, well known here, died at the home of her son, Charles in Columbus Tuesday.

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

Grady, John Patrick

John Patrick Grady, 18, of the United States Navy, who was attending Navy Radio School in Chicago, was accidentally shot and killed Sunday afternoon. The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Grady of Newark, Ohio. The father of the deceased was born and grew to manhood in Shawnee. The body arrived at the home of the parents 322 Central Ave., Newark. Wednesday morning, and funeral took place from St. Francis Church this Friday morning at 9 o’clock. The sorrowing parents and other relatives have the sincere sympathy of a host of Shawnee friends in their sad bereavement.

Source: The People's Advocate, May 21, 1943
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Grandy, Charles

New Lexington, O.-Death suddenly at 5 p.m. Sunday claimed Charles Grandy, 56, well known New Straitsville barber for the past 21 years, and followed a stroke of appoplexy which he suffered five hours before.  He resided iwth his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Grandy and a sister, Mrs. Thea White, at New Straitsville.  Grandy was associated in business with Walter McQuade under the firm name of Mex & Mac.  Also surviving are the following other sisters.  Mrs. Nellie Shuttleworth, Mrs. Lulu Hazelton.  New Straitsville and Hannah of Chicago, Walter.  New Straitsville and John.  now living in the west.  Funeral services will be held from the New Straitsville Methodist church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and burial by Mills & Brown, New Straitsville, morticians, will be in the New Straitsville cemetery.

Source: The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Oh., Jan 23, 1940

Green, Harry

Injuries received one month ago when his back was broken in a mine accident resulted in the death of Harry Green, aged 49, of near New Lexington, which occurred at the St. Anthony hospital in Columbus Wednesday.  He is survived by his wife, 11 children and three brothers.  The body was taken to New Lexington for funeral services and interment.

Source:  The Zanesville Signal, 10 Oct 1924
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Green, John

John Green, second son of a family of twelve children, of Joshua Green and Anna Hughes, was born at South Mountain, Fredrick Co., Maryland, August 21, 1826. When a child of one year old. He came with his parents to Ohio, who, taking up Congress land, built a cabin in the woods, where as a boy and youth, he labored and lived, and in all his later manhood years was neighbor in call to the old home, just across the way. He was married to Margaret Murphy in 1856, who, with five sons and one daughter, twenty –two grandchildren and one brother, survive him.  He was a man of quiet manners and industrious habits, acquiring a comfortable competence and living to be glad that all his children are happily married, and possessing comfortable homes of their own.
His funeral on last Tuesday, at St. Joseph’s, was attended by one hundred and thirty-one of his nephews and nieces, and by the neighbors and friends of all the country round.  His remains were interred in the churchyard in the shade of St. Joseph’s Church his father helped to build nearly a century ago, and where as a boy and man, through all his life he attended, and where every morning the incense of holy prayer ascends for the rest and peace of the souls of the faithful departed.

Source:  Hocking County Sentinel, Thursday, April 20, 1905
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Greene, Marsha

Marsha Irene Greene, 53, of Portie Flamingo Road, Corning, went to be with the Lord at 12:50 pm Monday, Sept 17, 2007, from the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, following a long illness. She was born Sept 27, 1953, in Zanesville, to William J. and Irene Glass Lucas. Mrs. Greene was a lifetime resident of the area, a graduate of Miller High School and Ohio University, where she received a bachelor of science in education, Summa Cum Laude, on June 14, 1986. She was a former teacher for Southern Local School District, who retired due to health reasons, and a member of the Oakfield Baptist Church. She is survived by her loving parents, Bill and Irene Lucas of New Lexington; her husband, Joe Greene of the home; brothers and sisters, Bill (Sheree) Lucas of Corning, Janice (Jan) Blanc of Logan, Tom (Bev) Lucas of Blue Rock, Susan (Don) Neff of New Lexington, Mike Lucas of New Lexington, Rick (Annette) Lucas of New Lexington, Vicky (Terry) Poling of Corning, Bob Lucas of New Lexington, Timothy Lucas of the home, Larry (Janet) Lucas of Corning, Lisa (Jeff) Hill of Corning, and Karen Lucas of Corning; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm today, Sept 19, at the Roberts Funeral Home, 304 Mills St. in New Lexington. Funeral services are 11am Thursday, Sept 20, 2007, at the Oakfield Baptist Church, 3530 Ohio 13, SE, Oakfield, with the Rev. James Allison officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Roseville.

Source: Unknown

Greene, Peggy S.

Somerset -Peggy Sue Greene, 28, of Somerset, died at 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 1989, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, after suffering a heart attack at her home on Wednesday.  Mrs. Green was a 1979 graduate of Sheridan High School and Muskingum Area Joint Vocational School.  She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.  Born Nov. 21, 1960, in Circleville, she was a daughter of Fred Wolfe of Thurston and Mrs. Alice Ludwich Ball of Newport Ritchie, Fla.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Jay Patrick Greene of the home; two sons, Jeremiah Greene and Jacob Greene, both of the home; one brother, William Wolfe of Thurston; and one sister, Cheryl Casden of Columbus.  Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset, where services will be at 1 p.m. Monday with Tracey Imhoff and Dee Oliver officiating.  Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Somerset.

Source:  Times Recorder

Greiner, Henry

New Lexington, Ohio, June 12, 1908 - Captain Henry C. Greiner, former representative from Perry county in the state legislature and more recently postmaster at Chicago Lawn station, Chicago, Ill., died at his late home in Chicago Lawn at 7 o'clock Friday morning. Old age and complications were the cause of his death. At a late hour tonight it has not been learned whether or not his remains will be brought to Perry County for burial.
Captain Greiner was a native of Perry County, (Ohio) where he lived until about 12 years ago when he removed his family to Chicago. During the civil war he made a brilliant record. He entered the service as first lieutenant of Company G. 31st regiment, and later was promoted to captain of Company A of the 16th regiment. By profession he was a dentist and practiced at Somerset for a number of years. He served Perry County in the general assembly for two terms, beginning in 1879, and was the author of a number of important laws. He introduced the resolution which was unanimously adopted by the assembly to remove the remains of Januarius Aloysius MacGahan from the little cemetery in Constantinople to the New Lexington cemetery, and served on the commission that made the arrangements for the disinterment and the ceremonies that followed. Captain Greiner lead a noble and useful life. He was of a very happy and genial disposition and numbered his friends and admirers by his acquaintances. The story of his life is certainly an example of an ideal American patriotism. He is survived by his widow (Mary Rankin) one son, John Greiner, and one daughter, Mrs. Carrie R. Cain, all of Chicago Lawn.  

Source: The Zanesville Times Recorder, published, June 13, 1908 (Henry died in Chicago, ILL. at the age of 80 yr. and is buried in Oak Woods Cemetery there per Find-A-Grave.)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Greiner, John W.

John W. Greiner was born in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio, April 20, 1863, son of Louis and Levina (Hess) Greiner, residents of Somerset. Louis Greiner was born in Germany, and when fourteen years of age came to America with an uncle, and settled in Perry County, Ohio, where he learned, with this uncle, the shoemaker's trade, at which he has worked all his life. He was married in Somerset, Perry County, to Miss Hess, whose parents were natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Greiner have had ten children, of whom six are living, namely: Augustus A., a resident of Somerset, Ohio; Minnie A., a teacher in the Orphans' Home at Richmond, Indiana; Seigle H., of Somerset; John W. ; Clio E., a member of the home circle; and Earle, also of Somerset. John W. attended the schools of his native town until he was thirteen, when he hired out to do farm work, and was thus employed five years. After this he went to Columbus, Ohio, and entered the employ of P. Hayden & Co. in the saddlery hardware business, remaining there two years. In November, 1884, he returned to Somerset, and began to learn the trade of a printer in the Somerset Review office, where he worked until the following April, when he came to Marysville. Here he completed his trade in the office of the Marysville Tribune, and continues there still. Since July, 1894, however, he has given only half of his time to the Tribune, the other half being devoted to his laundry business.

Submitter: Sue Saylor

Greiner, John W.

John W. Greiner died Bowling Green, Ohio - 1953 Funeral services will be held in Bowling Green, Tuesday afternoon for J. W. Greiner, native of Somerset (Ohio) and a relative of a Zanesville (Ohio) resident. Burial will be in Marysville cemetery.
Mr. Greiner died in his home Sunday morning at his home in Bowling Green.
He spent most of his life in the newspaper profession, for years operating and owning a newspaper at Marysville. He later went to Sardinia where he was publisher of the Sardinia News until 15 years ago when he retired. At that time he moved to Bowling Green where his daughter, Miss Alice Greiner, assistant professor of special subjects at the Bowling Green University. He is survived by the daughter in Bowling Green; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Erle Greiner of 915 Adair Avenue (Zanesville, OH); and nephews, Sydney Greiner of Toledo and Erle Edington of Columbus, Ohio. His wife died in 1913.

Source: The Zanesville News, Zanesville, Ohio Monday, March 30, 1953 (His daughter, Alice Greiner died June 15, 1980 - Bowling Green.)
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Griffin, Rev. Hugh S.

The Work of Death-The Rev. Hugh S. Griffin of St. Charles’ College, Ellicott City, who has been ailing for some time, died at 6 o’clock yesterday morning. He was about 80 years old, and had been stationed at the college for a long period. The cause of his death was the debility incident to old age. Father Griffin was one of the oldest and best known clergymen in Maryland.  About four years ago one of his legs was broken by an accident while riding horseback, and since that time he had never regained his former vigor. He served under five archbishops. Beginning with the late Archbishop Carroll. He was born in Baltimore in 1811. When but five years of age, his parents brought him to Frederick , thence took him to Brownsville, Pa, and in 1820 to Perry County, Ohio where his family settled near St. Joseph’s Monastery, the chapel of which was the only Catholic house of worship in the state at that time. He returned to Maryland, and in 1829 began his studies for the priesthood at Frederick, concluding them at the Old St. Mary’s College in Baltimore, where he was ordained priest in 1838 by Archbishop Eccleston.  In 1852 he went to St. Charles College to join the late Father Menu. In 1858 he took charge of the mission of Clarksville, Howard County, in which he continued until forced to retire by failing health in 1874. He celebrated his golden jubilee at St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, four years ago, at which the services were conducted by Cardinal Gibbons. He was very popular throughout this community irrespective of denomination.

Source:  The News, Frederick County, Maryland, January 6, 1893
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Griffith, Mary Ann

Mary Ann, daughter of Elizabeth and Peter was born in Perry County, Ohio, June 1st, 1854, died February 4th, 1904, aged 49 years, 8 months and 3 days. She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Wesley, in February, 1867, under the pastor labors of Rev. George Isaminger. At this time she and her sister were happily converted. On September 17, 1885, she was married to Joseph Griffith, who survives her. To them were born five children. She leaves to mourn their loss, a husband and five children, an aged father, one sister, and a host of other relatives and friends. In her death the church has lost an earnest Christian member, one always faithful to her duty and obedient to the commands of her master. Though desirous to live to raise her dear boys, yet as she gathered them around her to bid them her last earthly farewell and pronounce her dying blessing upon them, she was frequently heard to whisper Halleluliah (as is). As they stood by her bedside, she offered a sweet prayer for each one them, and bestowed upon their brows a mother’s dying kiss
“Yes, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”
Mother dear we hope to meet you;
When life’s voyage here is over,
When our toil and cares are ended,
Free from care and sorrow over,
There we’ll meet to part no more.
The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family, and now that God’s summons has come their mother and at a time when it is hard for them to relinquish their claim upon a mother, we commend them to the tender care of the Heavenly Father, and trust that be given grace to acquisitions in this his most mysterious providence, knowing full well that the Lord is nigh unto and will bind up the broken in heart. 

Source: New Lexington Herald, March 17, 1904
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Griffith, Thomas Albert

Junction City – Thomas Albert Griffith, 90, a former oil field worker, was found dead in his home here about 6 p.m. Wednesday. He had apparently collapsed two or three days ago on the floor of the kitchen of the home where he lived alone, according to Dr. A. J. Ball, County Coroner.  Junction City volunteer firemen discovered the body when neighbors became concerned after not seeing Mr. Griffith for two days. They obtained a key from a neighbor to unlock the house.  He had resided in Junction City about 60 years and was a member of United Brethren Church.  The coroner said death apparently was due to natural causes, but ordered an autopsy.
Mr. Griffith is survived by three sons, Harold of Black Lick, Charles Edward of Columbus, and Frank, whose address was unknown; two daughters, Mrs. Merle Nixon of Lancaster and Mrs. Clarence Carney of New Lexington.  The body will be taken to Roberts Funeral Home in New Lexington.

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

Grimes, William

Former Resident of Johnson Co., Wm. Grimes of Santa Monica Called by Death--Mr. Lafe Grimes received the sad message this week that his brother Wm. of Santa Monica had passed away April 8th in a Los Angeles hospital. Mr. Grimes had been confined to the hospital since last December where he had undergone an operation. On December 24 Mr. and Mrs. Grimes celebrated their fifty-second wedding anniversary while Mr. Grimes was still confined to his bed. The Los Angeles Times of Dec 25 contained a picture of Mr. Grimes in his bed at the hospital with Mrs. Grimes at his side. This was the first celebration of its kind ever held in the hospital. Mr. Grimes was too weak for an elaborate celebration but they enjoyed the calls made by friends and one guest was present who had attended their wedding back in Ohio. Two weeks ago a letter from Mr. Grimes to his brother Lafe stated that he hoped to be out of the hospital soon. It is supposed that he had a relapse but no particulars have been received. Mr. Grimes was born in Ohio and was past 73 years of age. He came to Nebraska about 1881 and later served two terms as Sheriff of Johnson county. In 1889 he moved to Oklahoma territory and helped to obtain the Territorial government, after which he was appointed the first United States Marshal of Oklahoma Territory. Later he was Secretary of State there. Mr. and Mrs. Grimes lived in Oregon where most of his business interests were at Cooic Bay. They have resided in California the past fifteen years during which time he was retired from active business. The many friends here will regret to hear of Mr. Grimes passing. (Obituary probably in Sterling Sun, Sterling, NE, soon after death of William Grimes. According to other sources, his death was 8 April 1932. Original is in possession of Martin Weaver, Springfield, VA. William Grimes was the son of George Washington Grimes, Sr., and Sarah Ann Smoot and the grandson of John Grimes of Perry Co., Ohio. William was born in Perry Co.)


Gross, Ben

Slays Brother In Jealous Rage and Then Takes Own Life
Mother and Wife of Murderer Witnesses to Horrible Tragedy
A quarrel of brothers over a woman and a board bill led to a murder and suicide Wednesday evening near New Lexington.  Sam Gross, 42, shot and killed his brother, Ben, 40, a World War veteran and then ended his life with a bullet through his temple. The former’s wife, over whose affections the brothers were said to have disputed on several occasions, and their mother, were witnesses of the tragic shooting, which took place at the home of the mother, 10 miles south of New Lexington in Perry County.  According to Sheriff Clifford Wilson and Deputy James Adrian, who investigated the killings, Sam went to his mother’s home last night, where his wife and Ben had been staying. After a brief argument, he left and later returned at 8 o’clock to renew the quarrel and shoot his brother, then himself. 
Sam’s wife Mrs. Lucy Gross and the mother attempted to intervene in the quarrel but without success. According to the former who regained sufficient composure to tell of the tragedy this morning, Sam had gone to the house early in the evening and had engaged Ben in an argument. He left quickly returning about 30 minutes later. He called his brother to the kitchen.  I’m going to live here, he told Ben.  Ben was said to have replied that he must pay board. Sam refused and challenged Ben to 'put him out' of the house. A scuffle followed. Ben pushed him through the door. The women followed them in to the kitchen and the fight continued on the porch.  The brothers struggle struggled until their shirts were torn and blood flowed from wounds on their faces. Then, according to the women, Sam pulled his revolver from its holster beneath his shirt. He fired four times, all bullets striking his brother. Without hesitation, he pressed the revolver a 24 caliber weapon against his own temple and fired.  Examination showed that all four bullets had struck Ben. One entered his forehead another grazed his temple, one passed through his left arm and the other penetrated his chest.  The women’s screams summoned an older brother Jesse Gross who lived only a short distance away. He arrived to find both of his brothers dead with his aged and near paralytic mother in a state of collapse.  Coroner H. F. Mitchell of New Lexington was called and he arrived a short time later with Sheriff Wilson and Deputy Adrian. Their investigation disclosed that jealousy had been the prime motive behind the killing.  Sam and his wife Lucy had been married 10 years. For the past year he had complained of his wife’s attentions to Ben. Three months ago she left him to live with another of his brothers near Glouster, it was said. Several weeks later she returned to live with Ben and his mother.  Recently, Sam entered a complaint to the Sheriff and prosecuting attorney at New Lexington. He said his wife was ‘not doing right’ and he resented her attentions to his brother.  The woman told authorities today that Sam had threatened to shoot her on several occasions. I was afraid to live with him she said.  She was Sam’s second wife. His first wife died about 12 years ago. Mrs. Gross had also been married previously and her first husband died. Sam Gross leaves five children by his first marriage one of whom was married two days ago. She is Mrs. H. G. Shirkey and the newly married couple lived with Sam.  Ben who served abroad in the World war, had also been married but several years ago obtained a divorce from his wife who has since remarried.  The brothers worked together in a coal mine near their homes. They had gone to New Lexington on Monday the day of the wedding of Sam’s daughter.  The bodies of the men are at the Conn undertaking parlors in New Lexington. Examination by Coroner Mitchell today determined that both had died within less than a minute following the shooting.

Source: The Zanesville Signal Newspaper on 11 Sep 1930
Submitter: Jerry Gross

Groves, Izaac

Last Rites Held for Native of New Straitsville - Funeral services for Izaac (Issac?) Groves, 77, a native of New Straitsville were held at 10:30 a. m. today at the O. R. Woodyard Chapel, Columbus. Burial was in New Straitsville.  Mr. Groves died at Mount Carmel Hospital, Thursday. He had been in the hospital for more than a week.  Survivors are a son, William of Canal Winchester; 2 daughters, Mrs. Sella May Russell of the home and Mrs. Elizabeth Brow, Buckeye Lake; a brother, Moses Groves, Lancaster and 2 sisters, Mrs. Priscilla Lehman, Carbon Hill and Mrs. Mary Ann Casterll, Buchtel. 

Source:  Logan Daily News, Monday, August 10, 1953
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Guest, Sarah Elizabeth

Mrs. Sarah Guest Dies At Somerset-Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Guest, 87, well known resident of Somerset, passed away Wednesday morning at her home on West Gay street there following two weeks' illness.  Mrs. Guest was a lifelong resident of the Somerset vicinity and spent the last eight years in that place.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church at New Lexington.  Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Somerset Methodist church, Rev. Mr. Marley and Rev. Mr. Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Somerset cemetery.  The body will be removed to the home Thursday morning from the William Thompson & Son funeral home, White Cottage.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Oh, January 10, 1940
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Gustafson, Helen L.

Thornville: Helen L. Gustafson, age 75 of Thornville, passed away, Thursday, May 10, 2012 at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She is survived by her children: David Gustafson, Joyce Miller, both of Orient, Fred (Lisa Henderson) Gustafson, Thornville, grandchildren: Gus (Cesalie), Jesse, Dawn and great-grandchildren, Mya and Emily, nieces, nephews, dear friends, Juanita Disbennett and June Gladden. She will be sadly missed by many.  Preceded in death by: her husband Fred, grandson Brian, parents, brothers and sisters.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home with Rev. Harold R. Sturm officiating. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.

Source:  Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on May 12, 2012 

Gutridge, Margaret June

June 16, 1916 - Aug, 11, 2006 NEWARK - A funeral service for Margaret June Gutridge, 90, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerri Lampton officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Forks Cemetery. Mrs. Gutridge, a homemaker, passed away Aug. 11, 2006, at Paramount Assisted Living. She was born June 16, 1916, in Gratiot, to the late Homer J. and Grace Myrtle (Smart) Ridenour. She is survived by her two sons, Glenn D. Gutridge of New Albany, and Karl D. (Elizabeth) Gutridge of Granville; two daughters, Patricia A. Houston of Marne and Sheila K. (William) Carter of Mills River, N.C.; brother, Thomas "Bill" (Marjorie) Ridenour of Gratiot; five grandsons; eight granddaughters; 27 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer W. Gutridge, who passed away on Oct. 7, 1994; one brother and one sister. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055. To sign an online guest book, please visit and click guest book/obituary.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, August 14, 2006
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke