Untitled (J.J. Ayers)

J.J. Ayers, for a long time engineer at the municipal water works plant, died this morning at 6:40 at his home, 21 West Ottawa street, aged 76 years, death being due to cancer of the stomach. He is survived by four children: George, John and Wiser Ayers and Mrs. Etta Griffin.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence, conducted by Rev. E. Richard Edwards of the Ninth Street Christian church. Interment will be made in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, June 11, 1917.


Mrs. Sarah Hathaway

Mrs. Sarah Hathaway, widow of the late Wm. Hathaway, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Eliza A. Ayres, 51 South Fifth street. At 10:25 o’clock Wednesday afternoon after an illness of seven months, suffering from cancer. She is survived by a son, Edward Hathaway of this city, her mother, Mrs. Ayres, one grandson, four brothers and one niece. The funeral services will be held at the U.B. church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. Tyler. Interment in Cedar Hill cemetery.

Source: Newark Advocate, February 8, 1912.

Harmon Hains Dies In Omaha

Harmon Hains, aged 36, formerly of this city, died in the Wise Memorial hospital at Omaha, Neb., Thursday morning, death resulting from appendicitis. The young man was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Norton Hains of 611 Spangler drive, this city.

Mr. Hains has been employed by the Nebraska Telephone Co. for some time. While working he fell a distance of 35 feet, Oct. 16, and his illness dates from that time. Besides his parents he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. F.A. Ross of Dresden, Mrs. A. Holbein and Miss Mary Hains of this city. One brother, R.E. Hains of the home, also survives. The body will arrive in this city Friday morning at 7:45 o’clock.

The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the M.P. church on West Main street, Rev. D.C. Coburn officiating. Interment will be made at Greenwood cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, January 13, 1911.

George L. Hasson

George L. Hasson, member of the board of managers of the Southern California Hospital for the Insane, and a native of San Bernardino, died Sunday at his home from heart trouble, after a week’s illness. He was a nephew of Alex Keir and Mrs. M.M. Cochran of this city. Mr. Hasson was 41 years of age and for a number of years has been prominent in the fruit business of Southern California. He recently branched out into real estate. Governor Gillett named him as a member of the asylum managing board. The arrangements for the funeral had not been completed yesterday.

Source: San Bernardino County Sun, August 9, 1910.

Albert Rorick

Died August 17, 1906, at his late residence in Oxford Mills, Jones county, Albert Rorick, aged 54 years and 1 month. He was born in New Harrison, Dark county, Ohio, July 17th, 1852, and came with his parents to Iowa, in 1858, settling in the vicinity of the Mills.

When about 20 years of age he went in company with some friends, to the then territory of Dakota where he spent at intervals about fifteen years of his life. For two years he was bookkeeper for a lumber firm in Minnesota and afterwards spent several years on a farm in Missouri, from which he returned to his parental home here remaining until his death, living most of his time in retirement. He was a lover of nature and out door life and being possessed of a kindly disposition his life was one of peace.

Source: Oxford Mirror, August 23, 1906.

Death of Dr. Frank Rorick

The sad news was received here Friday night of last week that Dr. Frank Rorick had died suddenly at Indianapolis, Ind., of neuralgia of the heart. He had been sick with stomach troubles at Shelbyville, Ind, but had so far recovered as to be able to start home in company with his father; on reaching Indianapolis, he felt weak, although able to walk to the hotel and register. He retired to his room and lay down to rest. Becoming delirious, his father called a physician, who prescribed the usual remedies, when he became rational for a short time, and then suddenly died. His remains were brought here for interment Sunday and the funeral took place from his father’s residence Monday morning. A touching oration was delivered by Dr. Touvelle, after which the remains were taken in charge by the Knights of Pythias, of which order he was a member. Mr. H.H. Ham spoke in behalf of the Knights, and his remarks were very solemn and affecting. Mrs. W.D. Hagar and Mrs. O.E. Bennett sang the hymn, “Abide with Me” and the duet, “I Would That My Love,” with Mrs. C.W. Schwartz accompanist. A large number of relatives from abroad attended the funeral. The deceased was the only child on Hon. J.C. Rorick, and a brilliant young man, highly educated, a graduate of the Detroit Medical College, also of the Ann Arbor School of Medicine, and although young had made great progress in his profession. It is a sad bereavement to his father, whose sincere affection for his son was a noticeable feature and exhibited itself on every occasion. The father and relatives of the deceased have the heartfelt sympathies of the community. He was 33 years of age.

Source: Fulton County Expositor, November 28, 1889.

Untitled (Minnie Neff Ayers)

A telegram was received in the city today, which announced the death of Mrs. Minnie Neff Ayers, wife of A.W. Ayers of Race street, which took place at Los Angeles, Cal., presumably last night. Mrs. Ayers and husband went to Los Angeles about two months ago in the hopes of improving the health of the former, but her decline was rapid, and death ensued as stated above. The remains will be brought to this city for burial. The husband, N.W. [sic] Ayers, is an employee of the city electric light department.

Source: Logansport Daily Reporter, April 12, 1904.

Pioneer Passes Away

“Grandma” Rochelle Dies At Home In Reynoldsburg

Helped Her Husband Clear the Land and Build Their Cabin—Funeral Services.

The funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Lucinda Search Rochelle were held Wednesday from the late residence near Reynoldsburg, Rev. G.N. Tussing, pastor of the Reynoldsburg Baptist church officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery near the deceased’s home.

Mrs. Rochelle passed away at her home near Reynoldsburg Monday of troubles incident to her advanced years.

She was born in Sparta, Sussex county, New Jersey, July 9, 1809, and was married to John Rochelle at Morristown, N.J., on April 9, 1825.

On December 7, 1836, the young couple decided to come to Ohio and made the long hard trip, beset with all the difficulties and dangers of those early days, in the original type of a prairie schooner.

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