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Palmer, Charles A.

Mr. Palmer, 69, will be buried at Iliff Cemetery following services Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, McLuney.
He died at Athens Tuesday afternoon after a long illness.  Survivors are his wife, Fannie; 2 daughters, Mrs. Isabella Rose, New Lex. Rt. 2 and Ethel, Columbus; a sister. Mrs. Margaret Wakely, Terre Haute, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

Source:  Perry County Tribune, September 6, 1945
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Palmer, Florence

Mrs. Florence Palmer, aged 61 years, passed away at her home on China Street at 10:20 o’clock Tuesday Evening. While she had been in poor health for some time, it si thought that the immediate cause of her death was heart failure. She was a member of the Crooksville U. B. Church, and of the Daughters of Rebecca, and was highly respected in the entire community. 
The deceased is survived by one daughter, Dorothy O. Palmer of the home, and one son, Carl S. Palmer of Cambridge; two sisters, Mrs. Sparnom and Mrs. S. R. Tharp of Snoqualmie, Washington; two grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held from the Crooksville U. B. Church this Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. C. A. Spring of Zanesville officiating, and Rev. C. H. Anderson assisting. Interment will be made in the Crooksville Cemetery, and will be in charge of Cannon & Cannon. 

Source: Crooksville Messenger, Friday, Sept., 4, 1931
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Palmer, John

Died at the residence of his son-in-law, Levi Rarick, on Saturday, March 31, Squire John Palmer, formerly of Jackson Township, aged nearly 90 years. Mr. Palmer was one of the most highly respected citizens of this community, and Perry County has lost another one of it’s grand old pioneers. (Not dated but there is a John Palmer, d. March 3, 1888, age 87 years, in Salem U. B. Cemetery in Jackson Township.)

Source: No source submitted.
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Parker, Trixie Lou

Trixie, who is 4, died Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Parker, near New Lex., after an illness.  Survivors are her parents; a sister, Carolyn; maternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Harry Ashley; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Parker.  Service were held yesterday at 2 p.m. with burial in Maplewood cemetery.

Source: Perry County Tribune, September 6, 1945 
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Paskell, Hannah E. Hale

In Memoriam: In loving memory of our wife and mother, Hannah E. Paskell (nee Hale) who died June 10, 1933.

Thomas Paskell, children and grandchildren.

Source: The People's Advocate, June 8, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Payne, Larry

On last Tuesday night a man named Larry Payne was assassinated at his home in Straitsville by an unknown party.  There seems to be no clue to the identity of the assassin.

Source:  The Hocking Sentinel - Logan, O. - Thursday, May 17, 1894

Pease, Martha Davis

Shawnee – Mrs. Martha Davis Pease, 70, of 1048 Acorn Ave., Columbus, formerly of Shawnee, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday at Doctor’s Hospital North in Columbus after a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Pease was born in Perry County, Oct. 8, 1906 and graduated in 1924 from Shawnee High School. She was a retired office employee for Columbus Distributing Co.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret S. Gillespie of Columbus and four grandchildren.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home at 4171 Livingston Ave., Columbus.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Humphrey Funeral Home at Shawnee with friends calling anytime Thursday. Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery. 

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder – Wednesday, July 6, 1977
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Pembrook, Mona L.

Utica - A funeral service for Mona Lou Pembrook, 77, of Utica, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Utica Church of Christ, 115 N. Central Ave., Utica, with Alan Pratt officiating.  Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.  Mona Lou died May 18, 2012, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.  She was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Perry County, Ohio, to the late James L. and Bertha (Warner) Pargeon.  Mona Lou was a member of the Utica Church of Christ.  She retired from First-Knox National Bank and she was an avid traveler.  She is survived by sister-in-law, Mary Kay Pargeon, nephews, Craig and Tina Pargeon, Stanley Pargeon and Tootie Smith, all of Utica, Scott Pargeon and Diana Parks of Frazeysburg; nieces, Amy and Tom Cooper, Lisa and Rob Pierpont, of Utica, Pari and Willard Fissell of Mansfield and Carla and Larry Counts of Mount Gilead; and several great-nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence L. Pembrook, who passed away May 9, 1995; brothers, Wayne and Harold Pargeon.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica.  Donations may be made to Utica EMS, P.O. Box 147, Utica, OH; and Utica Church of Christ, P.O. Box 532, Utica, OH.  Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.  Visit to extend condolences to the family.

Source:  Mount Vernon News, 21 May 2012

Perry, Doris H.

A funeral service for Doris H. Perry, 91, of Thornville, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, Thornville Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Mc? officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Perry cemetery. Doris passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at Somerset Health Center. She was born Oct. 28, 1912, in Shawnee, to the late Michael and Ida (Steed) Hoffman. Doris was a graduate of New Lexington High School and attended Ohio University and Ohio State University and was a graduate of Kent State University. She was a teacher for 40 years in Thornville and Millersport and was a member of the Church of Christ of Somerset and Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Jane Gordon of Thornville; stepchildren Dough, Bruce and Sue Perry; grandchildren Kelly Daniels, Susan Hartman, Ginger Hall, and Stoney Gordon, all of Thornville; great-grandchildren Jason, Alex, Kara, Geof, Autumn, and Farth; and great-great grandson, William. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Harold Bugh and Lawrence Perry; and brother, M. Ralph Hoffman.

Source: Newark Advocate, January 2, 2004

Peterson, Joseph

Committed to his final resting place Tuesday afternoon. A host of relatives and friends were present to pay their last sad tribute to his memory. Joseph Taylor, son of Frank and Isabelle Peterson, who was born in Shawnee, Ohio on March 18, 1916 and after a brief illness departed this life June 9, 1934 aged 18 years, 2 months and 21 days. His entire life was spent in Shawnee and in this community he attended the public schools. He graduated from the Shawnee High School with the Class of 1934. He took an active part in school functions, ever willing to do his utmost for this school and his fellow students. He was especially interested in school athletics, and in this connection cultivated a very wide circle of friends. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of the Sunday school, the Epworth League and the Young People’s Choir. For several years past he has been a most faithful and efficient secretary of the Sunday School. God has called and Joe has answered; he has entered into that rest and that peace which this world cannot give, but which comes from a sense of devotion and loyality to Christ and as a reward for work well done. His memory will be cherished in the hearts of his family and of all who knew him. He was preceded in death by a sister Anna Beatrice. He leaves to mourn his departure one sister, Rosetta of the home, and two brothers, Edward of the home and Fredrick of Columbus, Ohio, his grandmother, Mrs. Rosetta Gaver of Shawnee and a host of other near relatives and friends. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. A. Weed, were held in the M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon and interment made in Shawnee Cemetery.

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

Peyton, James Collin

In memoriam: In Loving memory of our son and brother James Collin Peyton who passed away eight years ago June 25, 1926. Sadly missed by mother, father, sisters and brothers.

Source: The People's Advocate, June 21, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Pharas, Frances Finsterwald

Frances Finsterwald Pharas was born on March 19, 1854 at Long Run, Athens County, Ohio and departed this life at her home at Carrington, Ohio at the age of 68 years, 10 months and 4 days. She came to McCuneville, Ohio from Athens County from Athens County on April 11, 1872 and was united in marriage with Dr. Thomas C. Pyle on October 8, 1875. To this union were born one daughter Rhoda Frances who departed this life September 8, 1908. The deceased was united in marriage to Frank Pharas on October 23, 1881 and to this union six children were born, all of whom survive: Mrs. Laura Blitzoff of Carrington, Ohio; Mrs. Mayme Miskell of Canfield, Ohio; Mrs. Jessie Davis of Columbus, Ohio; Samuel and William of the home and Benjamin Franklin of Winchester, Ky. She also leaves 19 grandchildren. She converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church of McCuneville. Upon moving to Dixie community her membership was transferred to that church where it remained. Her stalwart Christian character can be vouched for by all who knew her and her Christian virtues have been an encouragement to a host of friends who now mourn her loss. She was a devoted wife and mother having always the welfare of her family at heart sharing with them their joys and bearing with them their sorrows. The ambition of her life to her dying hour was that noble quality of character, “service for others”. Her prayer always seems to have been: “Others, Lord yes others, Let this my motto be, Help me to live for others, That I may live like Thee." Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Phelps assisted by Rev. Weiser were held in the M. E. Church and interment made in the Shawnee Cemetery last Friday afternoon.

Source: The People's Advocate, February 2, 1923
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Philips, Melvina Thompson

Melvina Thompson-Philips, daughter of John and Rachel Thompson, was born in Lawrence County, Ohio, December 29, 1851, and passed away at her home in Union Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, April 21, 1931, aged 79 years, 3 months and 22 days. On December 22, 1870, she was united in marriage to Asaph Philips. To this union were born three children, Emma, Thurston and Theophilus. In 1879 Mr. and Mrs. Philips moved from Scioto County, Ohio to Bairds Furnace, Perry County, Ohio. In April 1891, the family moved to the present home in Union Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, where they had resided for the past forty years.
Mrs. Philips was converted in her youth, joining the Baptist Church. On moving to Bairds Furnace, she transferred her church membership to the Methodist Church at Union Center, her church home.  She was a loyal wife and mother, sharing the joys and sorrows, the successes and reverses of her husband and family.  With no desire to appear in public life, she found her greatest happiness in ministering to the needs and comfort of her family. Her motherly love and sympathy was not limited to her own immediate family, but was expressed in her concern for others by providing a home with a mother’s care and affection for Charles Bennet, who she received into her home when he was a lad of 12 years.  She leaves to mourn her departing the one daughter, two sons, one half-sister, Mrs. Naomi Boyer, several nephews and nieces and a host of friends.

Source:​  Van Wert Daily Bulletin, April 30. 1931
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Phillips, Joseph

Funeral services were held yesterday for Joseph Phillips, 80, who died at his home in Glenford. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Matha Stickel and Mrs. Caroline Gordon of Zanesville. 

Source:  Zanesville, Times Recorder – Sunday Jan. 31, 1937
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Pitcock, Mrs. D. W.

Funeral Services for Mrs. D. W. Pitcock, of 846 McIntire Avenue, were held Saturday afternoon at the home with Rev. A. J. Kestle officiating. Burial was in Crooksville Cemetery.  Mrs. Pitcock died Wednesday in Bethesda Hospital.  Surviving are her husband, D. W. Pitcock; four sons, Dewitt Pitcock of 1019 Finley Avenue, Guy Pitcock of the home, Graydon Pitcock of 1065 Brush avenue, Columbus and S. Sgt. Myron Pitcock, serving with the Army in Germany; two granddaughters, Mrs. Harry Smith of San Diego, Calif. and Marilyn Pitcock of 1019 Finley Avenue, and a sister, Martha Pettit of Crooksville. One son preceded her in death.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Sunday, October 21, 1945
Submitter:  Sue Saylor​

Pitcock, John Lewis

Crooksville – John Lewis Pitcock, former Commissioner of Perry County, Trustee of Harrison Township, member of Crooksville City Council and member of the cemetery board, died at his home, 530 Water Street, at 6:30 o’clock Wednesday evening following a three week illness of heart trouble.  He is survived by his widow and two sons, Edwin M. of Crooksville and Dr. Miles Pitcock, Lancaster; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Buker? (Baker?) and Mrs. Edwin Baker of Crooksville; He also leaves six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the late home at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. Norman Sweet in charge. Burial will be in the Crooksville Cemetery by Cannon and Cannon.

Source:  Zanesville Times Signal, April 15, 1943
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Pitcock, S. L.

S. L. Pitcock, 56?, secretary / treasurer of Crooksville China Co., and widely known citizen, died from a sudden heart attack.

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

Platt, Ellsworth

Second CCC Camper Dies - Ellsworth Platt, CCC camper at New Lexington, died early Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital from injuries sustained early Sunday morning when struck by an auto on the Bremen Road at the city limits of New Lexington.
Both his legs were broken and he suffered internal injuries. His companion, John Brassachio, 25, of Sandusky, whose skull was fractured, died Saturday at the hospital.  Platt’s body will be removed to Cleveland late today. His home was formerly at Sandusky, it is said.  Edward Williams, New Lexington, driver of the car which struck Platt and Brassachio, was charged with manslaughter. He has been bound over to the Perry County Grand Jury.

Source:  Zanesville Signal, Wednesday, April 18. 1934
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Pletcher, Eloise W.

Junction City: Eloise W. Pletcher, 86, of Junction City, Ohio, died  Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Fairfield Medical Center.  Eloise was born September 17, 1925 in Delphos, Ohio, the daughter of the late Anna Maude and Erman W. Bell.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Lyn Pletcher of Junction City; a daughter, Anne Pletcher of La Honda, CA; eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents Eloise was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William W. Pletcher.  Calling hours will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home, 203 S. Columbus St., Somerset, Ohio. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2012 in Cumberland Cemetery, Cumberland, Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fairfield County Humane Society, 1721 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

Source:  (Lancaster Eagle-Gazette August 2, 2012) 

Poling, Carl E.

Carl E. Poling, 64, of Duquoin, Illinois, died Monday evening at his home. He was formerly from Perry County.  He leaves his wife, Stella; 6 sons; a daughter and among is survivors is a brother, Lloyd D. Poling, Lancaster and a nephew, Burl W. Poling, Carroll. Funeral and burial will be in Duquoin, Illinois. 

Source:  Lancaster Eagle Gazette, 1963
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Pollock, Anthony

Funeral services for Anthony Pollock, 57, who died at his home at Rose Farm on Wednesday morning, will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Church of Christ with rev. N. B. Martin officiating. Burial by Cannon and Cannon will be made in Byesville.

Source:  Zanesville Signal. Thursday, November 29, 1934
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

​Post, Benjamin

Benjamin Post, a miner in the Congo mine, was instantly killed Saturday by having his neck broken. The accident occurred in a peculiar manner. While coming up on the cage, he carelessly put his head too far beyond the side, and when near the top of the shaft, his head was caught between the cage and the timbers of the shaft. He was about forty-five years of age, and leaves a wife and several children. The Congo mine is located in the southern part of Perry County on the C. S. & H. Railroad. 

Source:  The Athens Messenger and Herald, December 24, 1896
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Potter, William S.

William S. Potter born 14 Aug. 1812 in Alleghany County, MD; died 15 Nov. 1845 in Perry County, Ohio; son of Kelita and Catharine Potter; married; 2 children; moved to Ohio in 1837.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 20 Mar. 1846
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Powers, David

The people of the community were shocked Thursday afternoon by the announcement that Mr. David Powers had suffered a stroke of apoplexy. Death followed about 10 o’clock. The deceased was a son of Patrick and Catherine (O’Brien) Powers. He was born at Star, Ohio on June 28, 1870, and died at Shawnee, Ohio on May 31, 1934, being at the time of his death age 63 years, 11 months, and 3 days. The family lived in McCuneville for a number of years and about 40 years ago came to Shawnee, where his parents both died. On May 21, 1895, he was united in marriage to Miss Teresa Spires and to them two sons and two daughters were born. He is survived by his wife and four children, Patrick of Columbus, David of Jacksonville, Mrs. Regina Beck of New Straitsville and Miss Zita of the home, one brother, Patrick of Toledo, Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. Mary O’Reilly of Detroit Mich., and Mrs. Catherine Shields of Zanesville, Ohio. Funeral was held Monday morning from St. Mary’s Church, where a requiem high mass offered up for the happy repose of his soul. The church was well filled with relatives and friends of various religious faiths who were present to pay their last sad tribute to his memory. We had known David Powers from his early infancy. He was a good citizen, a model husband, a kind indulgent father, a generous and loyal friend, whose noble qualities of heart won the admiration, love and esteem of all with whom he came in contact. He did well his part here on earth. May his reward be great, and may his soul rest in peace.

Source: The People's Advocate, June 8, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Powers, Patrick D.

Shawnee—Services were held in Columbus Tuesday for Patrick D. Powers, 66, who died last Friday in Mount Carmel Hospital.
A native of Shawnee, he was the son of the later Mr. and Mrs. David Powers. Before his retirement, he was with the Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Company for more than 30 years.  He is survived by his widow, Florence; two daughters, Mrs. Russell Campbell and Mrs. Robert Carmean, both of Columbus; nine grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Regina Thompson of Columbus.
He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of Holy Name Society of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Columbus.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Wednesday, November 29, 1961 
Submitter:  Sue Saylor​

Pratt, Charles E.

Charles E. Pratt, 56, of 243 East Jefferson street, New Lexington, died at 11 p.m. Friday in Good Samaritan Medical Center where he had been a patient one day.  Born April 16, 1918 at Crooksville, he was a machinist for Newark Air Force Station.  He was a member of New Lexington Presbyterian Church and Lodge 250 F&AM.  He served as president of Eagles Lodge 2070.  Surviving are his widow, the former Blanche Kokensparger Howerth; a son Larry L. Pratt of Quantico, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Linda) Peck of Columbus; a brother, Clarence Pratt of Detroit, Mich.; five sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Donna) Leightle of Grove City, Mrs. Carl (Electa) Bringardner of Roseville, Mrs. Howard (Violet) Allen of Obetz, Mrs. John (Nellie) Hamilton of Columbus, and Mrs. Rodney (Ruth) Hankison of New Lexington; six grandchildren; a step son Don Howerth of Cambridge, three step daughters, Mrs. Juanita Monty of Red Bluff, Calif., Mrs. Yvonne Etzweiler of Heath, and Mrs. Monna Danison of Westerville, 19 step-great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home, New Lexington, where Eagles service will be held at 8 p.m. today and Masonic service at 8 p.m. Monday.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Sunday, 15 Dec 1974
Submitter:  Deloris Girard

Pratt, Clarence

Clarence Pratt, 61, of Detroit, Mich., a native of Perry County, died Wednesday at Oaklawn Hospital, Detroit, following a lengthy illness.  An auto worker, Mr. Pratt had moved to Detroit about 30 years ago.  Surviving are his widow, Wilma; a son, a daughter and two grandchildren, all of Detroit; five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Hankinson of New Lexington, Mrs. Electa Bringardner of Roseville Route 2, Mrs. Donna Lytle of Grove City, Mrs. Nellie Hamilton of Columbus and Mrs. Violet Allen of Obetz.  Service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Don Graham Funeral Home, Fisher Highway and Junction, Detroit.  Burial will also be in Detroit.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Friday, 25 Jul 1875
Submitter:  Deloris Girard

Preest, Amelia

Miss Amelia Preest, 68, Corning, died in Columbus hospital from pneumonia. 

Source:  Zanesville, Times Recorder, Sunday Jan. 2, 1938
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Price, Mrs. Mary

Funeral Tuesday at Straitsville for Mrs. Price - Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the residence in New Straitsville for Mrs. Mary Price, 80, who died Friday night at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Nelsonville.  She was the widow of the late Thomas J. Price, well-known New Straitsville merchant and Perry County Commissioner, who died five years ago.  She Leaves 4 daughters, Miss Edna Price and Miss Blanche Price, both of the home, Mrs. Richard Leonard, Washington, D. C., Mrs. Joseph Blankenship, Austin, Texas; 2 brothers, Charles Evans of Delaware and John Evans of New Straitsville.  The Rev. Walter R. Hillis will officiate at the service. Burial will be made in the New Straitsville Cemetery by Mills & Brown Funeral Service.

Source:  Logan Daily News, Monday, June 28, 1954
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Price, Robert F.

Columbus -- Robert F. Price, aged 71, an attorney and former Mayor of Logan and New Straitsville and Prosecuting Attorney of Hocking County, died early today at his home here.  He has been a resident of Columbus for fifteen years and had been active in the practice of his profession until two years ago.  He was a Civil War veteran.

Source:  The Marion Star - Marion, O. - Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1915

Pritchard, John

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pritchard attended the funeral of the former’s cousin, Mr. John Pritchard, in Columbus, Monday. The deceased was a former resident of Hemlock. He survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.

Source: The People's Advocate, March 22, 1935
Submitter: Rob Dishon