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.



Tuesday afternoon at the home of Rev. J.H. Craig occurred the marriage of Miss Irene I. Legg and Mr. A.W. Ayers. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Legg, 2116 High street, and the groom is employed as night electrician at the city electric light department. The couple will depart immediately on a honeymoon trip, after which they will take up their residence in this city.

Source: Logansport Daily Pharos, August 15, 1906.

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.

A Bad Runaway

Miss Etta Ayers Sustained Painful Injuries Yesterday

During the funerals yesterday several horses took fright, among them one being one driven by Miss Etta Ayers and companion, Joe Griffith. The animal ran away on North Sixth street and came south across the bridge. Near the south end of the structure the buggy collided with another occupied by Earl Dykeman and June Twells and Miss Ayers was thrown out. Dr. Jordan happened to be driving past and he assisted the young woman to her home near there where he applied the proper restoratives, and it is thought the victim of the runaway will be all right in a few days. The driver of the horse, Joe Griffith, was not injured, although the buggy was badly damaged. The other buggy is also in the repair shop. Both horses and rigs belong to Ketcham, the liveryman.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, November 6, 1899.

Saved From Drowning

Narrow Escape of the Young Son of A.B. Stanton

About 6:30 last evening while bathing in the race near the Water Works, James the 13-year-old son of Mr. A.B. Stanton waded into deep water, and was rescued by Wiser Ayers, an employe [sic] at the electrical light works, as he was sinking for the third time. The lad was unconscious when taken form the water, but revived after the usual rough treatment had been applied. Ayres [sic] is entitled to a medal, for this is the third or fourth boy he has saved from drowning.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, June 17, 1891.

To Break The Bonds

Of Wedlock That Unite Her to Her Husband William Hathaway,

Sarah Hathaway Files Her Petition in Court.

Another divorce case has been commenced in the Common Pleas court. This time it is Sarah Hathaway, who asks that the bonds uniting her to William Hathaway may be severed. The plaintiff in her petition states that she was married to Wm. Hathaway on the 16th of March, 1876, she then bearing the name of Sarah Ayers, in Newark, Ohio, and that since that time they have resided in Newark. That the issue of said marriage is Martha Ann Hathaway, aged 11 years, and Edward Ellsworth Hathaway, aged 6 years. The plaintiff further alleges that the said defendant was, on or about the 15th day of November, 1886, guilty of extreme cruelty, without any just cause or provocation.

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1930s

Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Beardslee, Miss Belle Beardslee and Mr. and Mrs. Grant E. Beardslee attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Lottie Groover, at Oakwood Wednesday. (The Clarkston News, May 30, 1930)

S.T. Beardslee has received word that his cousin, Lute Sutton, died at his farm home near Orion Tuesday. (The Clarkston News, June 26, 1931)

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Charley Ayers

CHARLEY AYERS: Mr. Charles Ayers died yesterday morning at seven o’clock at the age of twenty-three years, at the home of his mother in Columbus. The remains will be brought to this city on the noon Pan Handle train tomorrow and the funeral will take place from the First Methodist church at two o’clock. The friends are invited.

Source: Newark Advocate, August 29, 1898.

Horace Charles Ayers

Charles Ayers, of Columbus, a brother of G.M. Ayers of this city, died very suddenly at 3:20 this morning.  The cause of his death was dropsy.  The deceased was married and leaves a wife and four children in Columbus.  The funeral takes place Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from ther [sic] residence.

Source: Newark Daily Advocate, September 29, 1888.

Eliza Search Ayers

Mrs. Eliza Ann Ayers, aged 95 years, widow of the late Wm. H. Ayers, died at 1:45 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Eugene Ayers, 401 Chester street, East Newark. Her death was due to general weakness incident to old age. Mrs. Ayers has been a resident of Licking country [sic] for 80 years, having come to Ohio by wagon at the age of 16 years. The family crossed the Ohio river on the ice at Bellaire. She was born in New Jersey, Jan. 23, 1820. After coming to Ohio she was married to William H. Ayers. To this union ten children were born, eight sons and two daughters. Four of the eight sons are still living. The oldest son, J.J. Ayers, 7[unclear] years old, lives at Logansport, Ind. The other children are Franklin P. Ayers, Clyde O. Elsworth Ayers, Chicago, and Eugene Ayers, at whose home she died. For more than fifty years she has been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the East Main street M.E. Church, Rev. J.C. [unclear] of the First church officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Charles [unclear] of the East Main street church. Burial at Cedar Hill cemetery.

Source:  Newark Advocate, December 7, 1914.