Untitled (Mary Beemer Groover)

Mrs. Geo. Groover, of Oxford, daughter of Nelson Beemer and wife, Orion, died at her home on Sunday morning.  She had been sick for many years and her ambition was all that kept her up.  A husband and two sons survive her.  Funeral from the residence on Tuesday at 2 o’clock p.m., Rev. Karr officiating, with interment at Oxford cemetery.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, May 15, 1896. 


Clinton J. Sutton died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Porter Wright Dec. 15, 1894, aged 18 years. He was assistant postmaster at Davisburgh, a young man of excellent qualities and loved by all who knew him. He was left an orphan when nine years old, and has since lived with his aunt, Mrs. Wright. For years he has been battling with that dread disease, consumption, but he bore his suffering like a little martyr, without murmur or complaint. He was like a little ray of sunshine, brightening the life of everyone with whom he came in contact. He was a nephew of Ella Schooley, of this city, who stood by his side until the last, ministering to his wants and making plain to him the way to that “beautiful home” to which he has gone.

His uncle, Judge E.B. Sutton, Sault St. Marie and John Shaw, Esq, of Detroit, were in attendance at his funeral, which was from the P.M. church Saturday afternoon, Rev. Miller officiating.

Source: Pontiac Daily Gazette, January 4, 1895. Also, Pontiac Gazette, January 11, 1895.

Mrs. Clara Chrysler

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the R.L. Southwick funeral home for Mrs. Clara Palmer Chrysler, 77, wife of the late Charles H. Chrysler, who died at her home, 85 E. Tulane Rd[.], Sunday.

Mrs. Chrysler was a member of Gahanna Presbyterian church, Children’s Hospital Twig No. 6, and the Columbus Society of the Hard of Hearing.

She is survived by two sons, Claude H. and Otis R. Chrysler, Gahanna; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Schneider of Central College, Miss Helen Chrysler, a teacher at Central high school, and Mrs. Fred L. Donnally, field director of the National Delphian society; a twin brother, Clarence J. Palmer, Kirkersville; sister, Mrs. Ella Frazier, Dresden, and seven grandchildren.

Burial will be at Gahanna.

Source: Columbus Dispatch, August 23, 1943.

Lewis Redding

Lewis Redding departed this life 9:45 Thursday night November 13, 1919, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Olive Ballentine, in the California apartments, Long Beach, California, following three weeks of sickness and intense suffering, the immediate cause of death being due to stomach and kidney trouble, complicated by ailments of long standing, usually attendant upon one of his ripe age.

“Grandpa” Redding, as he was best known to all acquaintances, was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1837, and was 82 years and 11 months of age at the time of his demise. He was the last member of a family of six children, Henry, William C., David J., Melissa, Matilda, and an infant girl, all of whom preceded him in death. His father was drowned when Lewis was a small boy, and his mother died about fifty years ago.

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Untitled (Josephine Lake Rorick)

Mrs. Josephine Rorick, wife of Chas. Rorick, died at St. Mary’s hospital at 1:30 this afternoon of pneumonia, superinduced by an appendicitis operation. She underwent the operation on Tuesday and appeared to be recovered splendidly when pneumonia set in. Mrs. Rorick was 40 years old and lived in this city all her life. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Ernst and Carl. Her father, Herman H. Lake, Sr., and brother, Herman H. Lake, Jr., also survive her.

Source: Quincy Daily Herald, January 22, 1902.

Former Lowden Resident Called By Death Last Week

The Wheatland Gazette of last week carried the obituary of Dallas D. Rorick 88 who died Thursday, July 28th, at Monticello where he had made his home for the past seventeen years.

Born in Ohio, Mr. Rorick came to Iowa in 1859 to work with his brother, G.H. Rorick then a merchant here. He spent three years in Lowden. Later he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1878 and opened a law office in Wheatland the following year. He also practiced law at Miller, S. Dak., and at Oxford Junction. While a resident of Clinton county he served as representative to the state legislature one term.

Mr. Rorick is survived by his only daughter, Miss Julia Rorick at St. Paul, Minn. His wife, who was Miss Mattie J. Hammond of Oxford Junction, preceded him in death.

Source: Northeastern Cedar County Post, August 18, 1932.

Mary Allen Dies

After a year of illness Mrs. Mary D. Allen passed away at her home in Newport Thursday evening. Mrs. Allen was born in Loogootee, Indiana, on March 4, 1864, and married on January 10, 1882, to E.J. Allen in Nelson, Nebraska. She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Josephine Kole [sic] of Gresham, Mrs. Maude Haynes of Beaverton, Mrs. Percy Koehler and Maybelle Chase of Newport; one son, George of The Dalles, and a number of grandchildren.

Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times, November 6, 1939.

Beloved Woman Answers Call

The funeral of Mrs. Fannie M. Walling, who passed away Saturday night, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence at the corner of Sacramento and Locust streets.

The deceased was aged 65 years, three months and eleven days and leaves a son, Bert Walling’ a mother, Mrs. Catherine Rutledge; a sister, Mrs. A.J. Larson and a granddaughter, Nadine Walling. Interment was in Lodi cemetery, Rev. Stevens officiating.

O.H. Wells was in charge of the funeral.

Mrs. Walling was a pioneer resident of Lodi and her death came as a shock to her relatives and many friends. She was beloved by all who knew her.

Source: The Lodi Sentinel Feb. 27, 1923.

Services Held Wednesday For William H. DeWitt

Montclair Building Contractor Died Monday Night

Services for William Henry DeWitt, retired Montclair building contractor who died Monday night at his home, 15 Upper Mountain Avenue, following an illness of two years, were held at his home Wednesday at 3 P.M. The Rev. George D. Hulst officiated. Interment was in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

Mr. DeWitt, who had lived in Montclair fifty-three years, was born in Unionville on Dec. 24, 1849. Mr. DeWitt had constructed numerous homes in various parts of Montclair and Glen Ridge. He had also gained some recognition as an owner of trotting and show horses.

As a lover and trainer of horses, both trotters and show types, Mr. DeWitt was credited with developing a horse which capture the national speed championship on snow many years ago. His trotters and show horses brought him widespread recognition. His most famous horse was Nellie D., national speed champion forty years ago.

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