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Walker, William B.

Died--On the 3rd inst. of scarlet fever in Perry County, Ohio William B., son of Mr. Andrew Walker formerly of this county, in the 8th year of his age. 

Source:  (Republican Compiler, (Gettsyburg, Pa.) July 31, 1832

Walsh, Mary Elizabeth

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Walsh, aged 74 years, widow of Alfred Walsh formerly of this place, died at her home at Rose Farm Sunday evening, following a lingering illness from a general break down. Funeral was held at Crooksville Wednesday afternoon. The deceased is survived by the following children: Joseph at home, Alfred, Charles, and Samuel of Crooksville and John of Newark, 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Walsh was a sister of Joseph and Ralph Peyton of this place.

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

Walters, William O.

Services for William O. Walters, 92, of Saltillo, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Horeb Cemetery.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Wednesday, April 21, 1976
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Ward, William D.

William D. Ward, 74, Dies at Straitsville - Funeral services for William D. Ward, 74, who died at his home at 11:15 p. m. Saturday of a heart attack, will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in Mills & Brown Funeral Home, New Straitsville. The Rev. Walter Hillis will officiate.
A retired miner, Mr. Ward was a member of the Masonic Lodge at New Straitsville.  Survivors are 5 daughters, Mrs. Rita Hinzy and Mrs. Norma Gray, Springfield, Mrs. Wilma Newman and Mrs. Peggy Walters, Columbus and Mrs. Betty Sipe, Spring Valley, O.; a son, Harry of Columbus and a sister, Mrs. Ella Heidlebaugh, New Straitsville; 2 brothers, Thomas and Robert Ward of New Straitsville and 3 grandchildren.  Masonic services will be held in the funeral home at 8 p. m. Monday. Burial will be in the New Straitsville Cemetery. 

Source:  Logan Daily News, Monday, January 11, 1954
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Watts, Alphretta

Alphretta Watts Called From Life - Crooksville, March 20 - Mrs. Alphretta Watts, 74, widow of the late Clarence A. Watts and a life resident of Perry County, died at 1:45 this afternoon (March 21) at the family residence here after a three months illness of a heart ailment.  She was born in Thorn Township, Perry County, a daughter of Charles and Alice Baker Swick and was a member of the First Methodist Church.  Surviving are a son, James of Crooksville; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Penrod of New Lexington and Mrs. Alice Scarrett of Newark; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a half brother, George Spangler of New Lexington and a half sister, Mrs. Minnie Dunn of Sandusky.  The body is at the Fred L. Cannon Funeral Home where friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday. It will be taken to the First Methodist Church at 1:30 Saturday to lie in state one half hour until services are held at 2 o’clock by the Pastor Rev. Roy Ballard. Burial will follow in the Crooksville Cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, March 21, 1957
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Watts, Catherine

Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Watts, 60, of Roseville Road, will be held at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Crooksville First Methodist Church. Rev. Roy Ballard will officiate. Burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery.  Mrs. Watts, wife of Paul Watts, died Friday night in Bethesda Hospital. She was born November 7, 1895, a daughter of George and Jane Ainsile(?).  Surviving in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Richard McGonagle of New Lexington; a granddaughter, Barbara Lee McGonagle also of New Lexington, and several nieces and nephews.

Source:  Zanesville Signal, Sunday, July 29, 1956
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Watts, Edgar O.

Edgar O. Watts Rites Wednesday - Crooksville, O. – March 24 - Funeral services for Edgar O. Watts, 56, who died at his home on West Main Street, Sunday afternoon, after several months’ illness, will be held from the home at 2 o’clock Wednesday with Rev. L. Ermill Butler of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.  Besides his widow, he leaves one son, Elmer, Crooksville; three daughters, Pauline, Columbus, Mrs. Georgia Swingle and Miss Etta of the home; and four grandchildren. William and James Watts of Crooksville are brothers of the deceased.

Source:  Zanesville Signal, March 24, 1931—Mr. Watts died March 23.
Submitter:  Sue Saylor​

Watts, Edgar O’dell

It so please Almighty God in His wise providence to call from this earth Edgar O’dell Watts, at 4 o’clock Sunday evening, March 22, 1931. He was the son of Charles and Margaret Watts, and at the time of his passing, was fifty-six years, six months and twenty-two days old. He was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Koon, august 29, 1893; to this union four children were born; Etta. Elmer, Georgie and Pauline, all of whom survive. He united with the M. E. Church, Crooksville, at an early age, and was baptized under the pastorate of Rev. Wakefield. 

Source: Crooksville Messenger, Friday, April 10, 1931
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Watts, Mrs. Ethel L. 

Mrs. Ethel L. Watts, 71, of North Main Street, Roseville, died at 2:25 p. m. Sunday in Bethesda Hospital a short time after she was admitted. She had been in ill health since last September.  Mrs. Watts was a lifelong resident of Roseville. She was born March 10, 1891, a daughter of the late Emerson and Annie Lacy Tewksbury. She was a member of Roseville Methodist Church; the WSCS of the church; Carnation Chapter 157; Order of the Easter Star of New Lexington, Rose Temple 317 and Pythian Sisters of Roseville.
Surviving are her husband, Arthur, a Clay Township Trustee; a daughter, Miss Marjorie Watts of the home, s Deputy Muskingum County clerk; a brother, Howard Tewksbury of Roseville; 2 nephews and a niece.  The body was taken to the Roseville chapel of Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home where friends may call after 6:00 p. m. today.  

Source:  Muskingum Co. Deaths – Ethel L. Watts died 16 December, 1962 and is interred in Rose Hill Cemetery
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Watts, James A.

James A. Watts, 66, of Crooksville, a retired employee of the Cesco Company in Crooksville, died at 2 a.m. (August 8) in Bethesda Hospital following an eight – week illness. Mr. Watts retired in 1969. He was a member of the IBOP Local Union 2 and Crooksville United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his widow, the former Hazel Sue Masterson; two daughters, Mrs. William (Jane Ellen) Wilson of Crooksville and Mrs. Donald (Cynthia) Lapp of Coshocton; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Scarrett of Newark and Mrs. Pearl Penrod of New Lexington; and three grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home in Crooksville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Rev. Earse Mauler will officiate and burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, Sunday, August 9, 1970 
Submitter:​  Sue Saylor

Watts, James G.

James G. Watts, 55, of Saltillo, Perry County, a former inspector for the State Highway Dept., died at 11 p.m. Saturday at his home. He had been in ill health, but death was unexpected.  He was born at Saltillo June 22, 1918, the son of Mrs. Mary Short Watts of East Fultonham and the late Fred Watts.  Mr. Watts was a member of Saltillo United Methodist Church and was a veteran of WWII.
Survivors include his mother, his widow, the former Elizabeth Cannon; two sons, J. G. Watts of Creamery Road, Zanesville and Michael Ray Watts of New Lexington Rt. 2; seven grandchildren; a brother, Curtis Watts of Middletown; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Snyder of New Lexington, Rt. 2 and Mrs. Rachel Burkhead of East Fultonham. A brother, William (Bink) Watts is deceased.
Friends may call at the Crooksville Chapel of Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Monday, February 25, 1974
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Watts, Mabel Marie

Mrs. Mabel Marie Watts, 68, of 833 Putnam Avenue, was died on arrival at Bethesda Hospital at 2:20 Wednesday of an apparent heart attack sustained at her home. She was born January 15, 1906 at Sayre.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jean Vallo of Dayton; a son, Charles W. (Bill) of Reynoldsburg; seven grandchildren; a brother, Charles White of New Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kinney of New Lexington, Mrs. Edith Lewis and Mrs. Lulu Strohl, both of Deavertown. Her husband, Cecil B. Watts, died in 1951.  Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today and Friday at Bolin Funeral Home on Putnam Avenue.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Thursday, August 1, 1974

Weaver, Caroline Knapp

Mrs. Weaver, 78, widow of George Weaver of near Deavertown, died in Bethesda Hospital Sunday a. m. following a brain hemorrhage.  She is survived by 3 sons, Carl of Deavertown, William of New Lex. and James of Columbus; 6 grandchildren; 2 brothers, William and Charles Knapp of Deavertown, and a sister, Phebe of Deavertown. She was a member of the Jerusalem Church.  The one son, William Weaver, is a member of the New Lex. High School faculty.  Services were held at the church Tues. p. m. with Rev. Buchholtz, son of Rev. W. E. Buchholtz of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Source:  Perry County Tribune, Thursday September 22, 1949 
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Weidner, Richard A.

Richard A. Weidner, age 33, 625 Mellwood Drive, New Lexington, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in Wilmington, Ohio in Clinton Memorial Hospital.  Coal miner, Peabody Coal Company.  Member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Local Union No. 1340 UMWA.  Survived by wife, Sherrie; mother, Mrs. Dorothy Weidner, New Lexington; sister, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Spurgus, New Lexington.  Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  Pastor Jack Young officiating.  Burial in Iliff Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, New Lexington after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Source:  The Columbus Dispatch, 15 Jul 1975

Weimer, Rev. Jacob

Departed this life on the 5th of November, 1863, after a sickness of about two weeks. Rev. Jacob Weimer, about 9 years Pastor of St. John’s Church, Monday Creek Township, Perry County, Ohio.  The deceased was a son of Godfrey Weimer and his wife, Elizabeth, and was born on the 4th of February 1823. He was baptized on the 8th of May, 1823.  Pastor Spielman instructed him and he ratified his baptismal vows in the rite of Conformation in the church in New Reading, Perry County, Oho on the 6th of November, 1847. Joined in Holy matrimony on the 9th of April 1866 to wife, Ann Mary Koteman, Entered the ministry 14 years ago.
Served 4 congregations, 11 years in Perry County, Ohio. Moved to Tarlton to take charge of 3 congregations three years ago.
At the time if his death he was 40 years, 9 months, and 1 day old. Funeral took place on Saturday, Nov. 7, __ Pastor Wagen had preached in the German language on Genesis 48, 21 and Pastor Jacob Roof delivered on English discourse on Matthew 25, 21. He leaves a widow and 7 children to mourn his loss. By Martin Sondhaus.

Source:  An extraction of St. John’s Luthern Church death and burial records, 1841-1872
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Weisman, George Otto

George Otto Weisman, son of John and Sarah E. Weisman, was born June 26, 1852, and died Feb. 5, 1902, aged 49 years, 7 months and 9 days. The cause of death was fatty degeneration of the heart. For several years he had been afflicted with shortness of breath which gradually grew worse incapacitating him for work and it last confining him to the house where after about one month’s offering, he came to his end. One Oct. 7, 1875 he married Sedora J. Binckley. To this union were born six children, one of which, the daughter Bessie, preceded her father to eternity. There remains a beloved wife; two sons; one step-son; three daughters; three brothers’ one half brother and one, half sister. He leaves many friends. As his jovial disposition enabled him to make and keep them. The funeral services were held at New Reading Evangelical Lutheran Church, of which he was a faithful member all his life. The very large audience attending these services shows the regard in which he was held. The remains were laid to rest in the New Reading Cemetery. 

Source: Somerset Press, Feb. 13, 1902
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Welch, Nanette Camille (Hazlett)

Lancaster: Nanette Camille (Hazlett) Welch, born Oct. 5, 1948 to the late Gerald and Lois (Cooperider) Hazlett, deceased suddenly on July 4, 2012 at the age of 63 at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster from gall bladder cancer. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and leaves behind many other family members and friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years to Keith Welch, Lancaster, OH; 3 daughters, Tanya (Giles) Kennedy of Westerville, OH, Pamela Welch (fiancé Nate Plank) of Lancaster, OH., Tamara Welch of Lancaster, OH., and 1 son, David Welch of Lancaster, OH; 3 grandchildren, Benjamin & Preston Plank and Hannah Kennedy; 2 sisters, Elizabeth (Paul) Ramsey, Patricia Hazlett both of Piqua, OH; 2 brothers, Mike (Terri) Hazlett, and Tom Hazlett both of Newark, OH; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Lois Hazlett. She was a 1967 graduate of Newark Catholic H.S. She later graduated with her Associate of Applied Science in Landscape Design/Build from Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH in March, 2010. Nanette's life-long passion grew into her own business, Nanette's Garden Design, which she established in 2000 and worked up until her death. Nanette also worked at JC Penney as a Dept. Mgr. for 10 years in 1990. She also had a love of photography, especially photographing her grandchildren, family, plants, and flowers. She was a very passionate and devoted church member of Life Church in Pleasantville, OH. Nanette was loved by many family members and friends and her presence will be sadly missed by all! A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday July 14th at 2:00 PM at Life Church Lancaster 5550 Lancaster-Newark Road Pleasantville, Ohio 43148 Just 4 miles out of Lancaster with Pastor Ron Grubb officiating.
To send an online condolence and sign guestbook, please visit and click obituaries.

Source: LancasterEagle-Gazette July 6, 2012 

Welsh, Sara Jane

Miss Sara Jane Welsh, 55, died at her home in Moxahala from pneumonia. 

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

White, Anna S.

Mrs. Anna S. White, 80, died at her home here (Crooksville) after a brief illness from pneumonia.

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

White, Nora

Mrs. J.C. White, formerly Miss Nora Tippett of this place died at her home in Newark Tuesday. Funeral was held in Newark yesterday afternoon. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Orin and James Jr. and three daughters, Ruth, Alice and Iva. The deceased was a daughter of Summerfield Tippett, who was the 2nd Mayor of Shawnee.

Source: The People's Advocate, April 13, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

White, Thomas George

Thomas White Dies At Somerset Home
Somerset, O. April 5 – Thomas George White, 82, retired farmer, died at 10 o’clock Sunday morning at his home near Somerset. He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Beem and Mrs. Sarah Skinner of East Fultonham, Mrs. Lillie Smith Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Nettie Eversole of New York and Mrs. Flossie Bean of Cleveland; four sons, William F. White of Wheeling, W. Va., Homer J. of the home, Benjamin J. of Detroit and Charles W. White of Somerset; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He was born at Roseville and was a member of the Baptist Church at Somerset. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and burial will be made at Fultonham by Myron A. Thomas, funeral home director. The Rev. Earl Rager will officiate.

Source:  Zanesville Signal, Monday, April 5, 1937
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Whitehead, David

David Whitehead fell dead at St. Paul, April 16. He was formerly a merchant at Somerset, Perry County, Ohio and Phil Sheridan was a boyish clerk in his store for 2 years. Mr. Whitehead was 78 years old. 

Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson, Mich.; Thursday April 27, 1871 
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Whitestine, Mary

Mary Whitestine born 19 Dec. 1821 Perry County, Ohio; died 1 Sept. 1847 Huntington County, IN; daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth Shreves; married James Whitestine (survives); 3 children; moved with husband to Indiana in Fall of 1846.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 24 Sept. 1847
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Wile, John

Funeral services for John Wile, 76, coal mine owner who died Friday at Shawnee, will be held Monday morning at Shawnee Catholic Church.  Burial will be at that place.  He was the father of Arch Wile and Miss Nell Wile, 321 North Fifth Street, this city.
Mr. Wile was born at Tunnelton, W. Va.  His wife preceded him in death just 20 years to the day.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Grimley, Shawnee; Mrs. Gertrude Mitchell, Columbus, and Miss Nell Wile, this city; five sons, John of Indiana; Frank of Pennsylvania; Charles, Shawnee; Fred, Shawnee and Arch of Zanesville.

Source:  Time Recorder, Sunday May 26, 1935

Wilkins, Sylvia Esther

Mrs. Sylvia Esther Wilkins, 85, of Fultonham, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, (April 11) at Bethesda Hospital, where she was admitted Wednesday morning.  Mrs. Wilkins was born June 5, 1883 in Crooksville, a daughter of Benjamin H. and Alcinda Printz Ensminger, but lived most of her life in the Fultonham vicinity.  She served for 40 years as treasurer of the Fultonham village council and for 40 years was also treasurer of the Fultonham Cemetery Association. She was a member of Fultonham United Methodist Church and the WSCS of the church.  Surviving are 3 nieces, Mrs. Harold (Pauling) Birt? of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Floyd (Veta) Ball of Eaton, Ohio and Mrs. Lawrence (Wilma) Crowley of Nevada. Her husband, William, died March 13, 1930, and two brothers, Charles Elmer Ensminger and Clifford Iden Ensminger also preceded her in death.  The body was taken to the William Thompson and Son Funeral Home at White Cottage where friends may call 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today. Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Stanton Smith officiating. Burial will be in Fultonham Cemetery.

Source:  The Times Recorder, April 13, 1969
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Williams, C. Faye Brown

C. Faye Brown Williams, 78, of 8815 Maysville Pike, Roseville (near Fultonham), died at 3:44 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 1996, at Good Samaritan Medical Center, following a one-month illness. Mrs. Williams was born July 23, 1917, in Crooksville. She was a homemaker, farm partner, and Protestant by faith. Surviving are two daughters, Rhonda Williams of Roseville, and Edith Bowden of Byesville; three granddaughters and three great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Guy and Edna Lenora Brown Brown; her husband, E. Donald Williams, who died in 1980; three sons, Rolland Dean Williams, Donald Wesley Williams, and Larry Neal Williams; six sisters, Lenora Gottke, Grace Patterson, Wilma Everly, Amy Ruth Brown, Jean Brown, and Eva Brown; and seven brothers, Gerald Brown Sr., Ralph Brown, Myron Brown, Adrian "Bill" Brown, and Carl Brown. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Goebel Funeral Home, 36 N. Buckeye St., Crooksville. Services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Fultonham.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, February 12, 1996

Williams, Frank

Services for Frank Williams, 67, of Detroit, will be held Wednesday at the Roberts Funeral Home in New Lexington. Burial will be in Fultonham Cemetery.  Mr. Williams was found dead Monday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Londergan of Detroit, where he had been employed for many years.  Mrs. Longergan was a native of Roseville and was the former Helen Carter. 

Source:  Zanesville Signal, Tues. Nov. 6, 1956
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Williams, James Oscar

Died—of consumption, September 30th, 1868, at the residence of his uncle, Lemuel R. Skinner in Perry County, Ohio, James Oscar Williams, son of Washington Williams of Fairfax, Va., aged 27 years and 6 months. The subject of the above notice was born near Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., March 29th, 1841; removed with his parents when young to Fairfax County; came with the above named friends (?- as is) to Perry County, Ohio in November, 1860, where his days were ended Friday November 13, 1868. 

Source: Alexandria Gazette, Alexandria, Va.
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Williams, John C.

John C. Williams Called By Death-John C. Williams, 72, former resident of Zanesville, died at 8:30 Friday morning at his home in Somerset.  Mr. Williams had been in failing health for the past year.  He was a former resident of New Lexington and previous to that time, conducted an Oldsmobile Agency in Zanesville.  He was a member of the New Lexington Lodge No. 250, New Lexington Chapter No. 149, New Lexington Council No. 75, New Lexington Commandery No. 57 KT, White Shrine of Somerset, and the United Commercial Travelers of Zanesville.  Surviving are his wife, Cora L. Williams, two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Watson, Zanesville; Mrs. Helen McElvoy, Newark; two sons, Lewis E. Williams, Toledo; Robert N. Williams, Toledo; two foster sons, Richard Williams, and Robert L. Williams, of Toledo; by seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hammond, Zanesville; Mrs. Alice Moore, St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, George Williams, Zanesville.  The remains will be removed to the late home Saturday morning at 10:30 where friends may call.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Methodist church in New Lexington, with Rev. E. A. Rodeheffer officiating.  Burial will be in Maplewood cemetery, New Lexington, in charge of the C. L. Chute company.

Source:  Unknown newspaper clipping.  Submitter says that John C. Williams died 6 Dec 1946.
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Williams, Margaret Rosetta Skinner

Margaret Rosetta Skinner, daughter of Reuben and Margaret Skinner was born at Iron Point, Perry County, Ohio on Oct. 29, 1874 and departed this life April 25, 1934 at her home in Shawnee, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Robert R. Williams of Shawnee, on Dec. 25, 1897. To this union five children were born, two of whom have preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband, two daughters, Miss Retta of the home and Mrs. Irvin Cornett of Chililcothe and a son Asa Williams of Zanesville, three grandchildren and two brothers, William Skinner of Fulton and Thomas Skinner of Marengo, Morrow County, Ohio, and a host of relatives and friends. In her youth she was affiliated with the United Brethren Church at Iron Point. Since residing in Shawnee she attended the Methodist Church. She was also a member of Morning Star Rebekah Lodge No. 116 of Shawnee. Aunt E. as she was familiarly known to many, was loved and respected by all who knew her and her sudden passing will be sincerely mourned. Her days have been full of love and sacrifice and the world is better because she has lived. The last few years of her life were spent in ill health, but she bore her lot with courage and patience and now she has gone to meet her God and to dwell in the House of many Mansions. Funeral services, conducted by J.A. Weed, in the M. E. Church and interment made in Shawnee Cemetery

Source: The People's Advocate, May 4, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Williams, William

William Williams, 65, formerly of Shawnee, died at his home here (New Lexington) from pneumonia. Funeral services will be held this afternoon. 

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

Williamson, Bobby

Mrs. Cart Webb of New Straitsville has received word from her brother, Claude Williamson of Cleveland, of the recent death by drowning of his two-year-old son, Bobby.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williamson, Lancaster, the child's paternal grandparents formerly lived at New Straitsville. 

Source:  The Logan Daily News - Logan, O. - Tuesday, April 25, 1939  

Wilson, Charlotte Rae

Thornville: A funeral service, to celebrate the life of Charlotte Rae Wilson, 72 of Thornville, will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Katrick officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery.  Charlotte was born in Newark on October 4, 1939 to the late Raymond and Martha (Stretton) Walters. She passed away at St. Ann's Hospital on July 9, 2012 while surrounded by her family.  She was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ and was a former member of the Heath Lions Club. Charlotte was a 4-H advisor and was also a state delegate for the 4-H volunteer forums. She was the secretary of the Jacksontown Alumni Association, Class of 1957. Her career began at Airesman Ignition prior to her service at the Newark Air Force Base/Boeing, retiring after 40 years of service.  Survivors include two daughters, Beth (Robert) Gray of Columbus and Jamie (John) Adamik of Charleston, WV; grandchildren, Jeremy (Janee) Stephenson, Jason (Lola) Stephenson, Steven Adamik and Ethan Adamik; great grandchildren, Julian, Madison, Emily and J.P.; brother, Richard (Pam) Walters of Kentucky; sister, Ellen (Ralph) Drumm of North Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Charlotte to Grace Hospice of Ohio, 2511 Oakstone Drive, Columbus, OH 43231-7612 or the Carol Strawn Center, 126 W. Church St., Newark, Ohio 43055.  Friends may call at the funeral home, 179 Granville Street, Newark on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. 
Visit to share a memory about Charlotte or to sign an online guest book. 

Source:  (Newark Advocate July 11, 2012)

Wilson, George

Dropped Dead on Track - George Wilson, B. & O. Section Foreman, residing near Dixson, dropped dead while at work on the track near Bristol tunnel, Tuesday afternoon of heart failure. Funeral took place from St. John’s Church on Dutch Ridge yesterday. The deceased had been Section Foreman for the past four years and was very popular with his fellow railroad men and all who knew him. He was about 38 years of age and leaves a wife and four children, who have the profound sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement. 

Source: Somerset Press via the Shawnee Advocate, August 1906 (Mr. Wilson was formerly a resident of Somerset, and is well remembered by many of our people.)
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Wilson, George E.

The funeral of George E. Wilson, who died suddenly of heart disease, Tuesday of last week, was held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Monday Creek Township, Thursday morning. Deceased was section foreman of the B. & O. Railroad, and resided at Bristol. He is survived by a widow and four children. Deceased was a son-in-law of Fred Nader of this place, and a brother-in-law of L. A. Nader and Jerry Wilson of this place. Mr. Wilson was an industrious and respected citizen and many friends and relatives mourn his sudden death. 

Source: Name of paper not submitted (New Lexington, O. August 1906)
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Wilson, Mrs. Frances Mary

Mrs. George Wilson of Straitsville Dies - Mrs. Frances Mary Wilson, 56, wife of George Wilson, died at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Tuesday at 11:50 p. m. She also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Jean Denny of New Straitsville; 5 sons, Wayne of New Straitsville, William of Leonardsburg, O.; Kenny of Milwaukee, Wis., Richard of Columbus and Allen of the home; a sister, Mrs. Clifford Ferrel of Cleveland and a brother, Ansel Moulton of Shawnee.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the New Straitsville Methodist Church with the Rev. Willard F. Noce officiating. Burial will be made in the New Straitsville Cemetery by Mills & Brown.

Source:  Logan Daily News, Wednesday, April 4, 1956
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Wilson, Mary F.

Wellsburg – Mrs. Mary F. Wilson, 76, of 321 Washington Pike, Wellsburg, died Tuesday evening in her home.    She was born in Moxahala, Ohio May 18, 1895, and was a member of the United Pentecost Church.  Surviving are her husband, Frank; one daughter, Mrs. James (Lillian) Whitehouse of Steubenville; two sons, Eugene of Wellsburg and Alvin of Wintersville; one sister, Mrs. Clara Miller of Wellsburg and nine grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Carte Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in Franklin Cemetery. 

Source:  Weirton Daily Times, Weirton, W Va. May 10, 1972
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Wilson, Robert

Robert Wilson Dies at New Straitsville - Robert M. Wilson, 72, New Straitsville grocery owner, died Saturday at 9:40 a. m. at his New Straitsville home.  Survivors include his wife, Miranda; four sons, William of Akron, Ernest and John, both of New Straitsville and Robert of Lancaster; a brother, George of New Straitsville; a sister, Miss Mary Wilson of Mt. Vernon; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Funerals services will be held Tuesday at the residences at 2 p. m. Burial by Mills & Brown Funeral Home will be in the New Straitsville Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence. 

Source:  Logan Daily News, Monday, October 3, 1955
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Wilson, Sarah E.

Sarah E. Wilson was born in Loudon Co., Va., March 10, 1834, and came to Perry Co. Ohio with her parents four years later. On Dec. 14, 1854 she united in marriage with William L. King, who preceded her to the spirit world on July 21, 1888. To this union ten children were born, five of whom have passed to the “great beyond.” For many years, sister King was a faithful member of Somerset M. E. Church, and her Christian life was ever above reproach. During her last illness, she declared her belief that her earthly work was finished, and earnestly prayed that she might depart, and be with Christ. That prayer, we believe, was answered on the evening of May 5, when her earthly life came to a close. Her three sons and two daughters will have the sympathy of all who know them in the sorrow that has overtaken them in the loss of a kind and devoted mother. 

Source: Somerset Press, May 15, 1902 (Sarah E. Wilson King is interred in Somerset M. E. Cemetery with family.)
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Wilson, Velma

Mrs. Velma Wilson - Mrs. Wilson, 58, New Lexington, died Friday a.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital where she had been a patient since the previous Sunday. She had been in poor health three years and seriously ill three months.  She was born in Clayton Township, March 20, 1903, the daughter of Delbert and Adella Keiffer Hammer and was a member of the Free Methodist Church.
Survivors are her husband, Warren; one son, Donald, stationed with the Army at Ft. Deveros?, Mass; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Raines, Cleveland; Mrs. Richard Pennington and Mrs. Orletta Howdyshell, both of Zanesville; eight grandchildren and one brother, Vaughn Hammer, Rt. 1, Somerset. Two sons and one daughter are deceased.  Funeral services were held Monday p.m. at the Free Methodist Church with Rev. Jack L. Dearth and Rev. David C. Davis officiating. Burial was made in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Somerset by the Chute – Belford Funeral Home.

Source:  Perry County Tribune, 17 Jan 1962
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Withem, Florence V.

Glouster — Florence V. Withem, 82, of Glouster, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Laurels of Athens. Born Aug. 3, 1929, in New Straitsville, she was the daughter of the late Jasper and Lila Chappelear Spencer.  She is survived by four granddaughters, Angela Jewell of Florida, Deanna Osborn of Columbus, Miranda Fox of London, Ohio, and Sara Smith of Toledo; one grandson, Ronald Herbert Jr. of Albany; 12 great-grandchildren; two special friends, Judith and Clyde Routt, with whom she resided in the past year; and several nieces and nephews.

Source:  (Athens Messenger)

Wolfe, Maggie

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. White were called to New Holland this week on the account of the death of the latter’s aunt, Mrs. Maggie Wolfe.

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

Wolfe, Samuel P.

Veterinary Dies Suddenly. Samuel P. Wolfe, aged 83, veteran of the Civil War, died at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Jones near Dixie, following a stroke of apoplexy. The deceased was a farmer, and always lived in Perry County. He served in the Civil War as a member of Company D, 62 nd O. V. I. Surviving are six children; three sons, and three daughters, viz: Henry Wolfe, Jackson Township, John and David Wolfe, Monday Creek Township, and Mrs. John Rarick and Mrs. Thomas Jones, Pike Township, and Mrs. Bert Bailey, New Lexington. Funeral services will be conducted at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. George Wagner of Junction City. Burial in St. John's Cemetery. 

Source: Bonnie Pargeon research
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Woods, Ruth

Mrs. Ruth Dailey Woods, 53, of 613 Gilbert Street, Columbus, died at 9pm Thursday in Mercy Hospital there after an extended illness. She was born at Rose Farm, July 12, 1922. Surviving are her husband, William Thomas Woods; two sons, Frederick Drumm and Ronald Drumm, both of Columbus; a step-son, Ronald Woods, also of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Lorena Brown of Crooksville, Mrs. Margaret Brown of Crooksville, and Mrs. Ernest (Emma Jane) Norris of New Lexington; a half-sister, Mrs. Peggy Ann Cotterman of Glenden, N.J.; four brothers, Howard and Robert Dailey, both of Columbus, Jack and Richard Sanborn both of New Lexington; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services will be held at 2pm Sunday in Goebel Funeral Home at Crooksville. Burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery. Friends may call after 4pm today.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, August 30, 1975

Worthington, Frank L.

Three Orders at Funeral Service Held Saturday - Crooksville, O. – Dec. 13 – The funeral of Frank L. Worthington was conducted from the late residence Saturday afternoon and was very largely attended. Rev. Thomas M. Ogg officiated at the service which was held under the auspices of Aletah Tribe of Red Men; the local organization of the U. M. W of A. and the Crooksville Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles. The funeral was under the direction of Cannon and Cannon and interment was made in the Crooksville Cemetery. 

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, Monday, December 14, 1925
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Wright, Clinton W.

Clinton Wright Called By Death.  New Lexington, O.-Clinton W. Wright, 73, farmer and stock dealer, died at his homenear Avolon, west of Junction City, at 10 p.m. Saturday following an illness of several months.  Mr. Wright is survived by two daughters.  Mrs. Blanch Moorehart of Lancaster and Mrs. Elizabeth Chambers of Canton;  two sons, Merle Wright of Canton and Iden Wright of Marion; one sister, Mrs. Martha Lehman of Junction City; two brothers, Peter of Junction City and Levi of New Straitsville, and five grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home with Rev. I. N. Burnworth officiating.  Burial will be made in the Pisgah cemetery, near Avolon, by B. E. Linville of Bremen.

Source: The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Oh., 8 Jan 1940