But Walks His Eight Miles A Day.

Does Sylvester D. Search Who Resides on the Pike West of Town.

A pleasant gathering was held in honor of Sylvester D. Search at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nathan Yocom, four miles west of the city on the National pike, it being his 85th birthday. Mr. Search was born in Suzzex [sic] county, N.J., about fifty miles from New York city, October 25, 1818. When sixteen years of age, in company with his mother, three sisters and one brother, he emigrated to Ohio, taking up their residence west of the city in Falls township. The old gentleman is rather vigorous, often walking eight or ten miles a day. Mr. Search is a thorough Republican, having cast his first vote for William Henry Harrison and has not missed casting his vote for each succeeding candidate.

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Mrs. Ralph Lute

Mrs. Myrtie M. Lute, 57, a resident of RD 2, New Philadelphia, and vicinity for 40 years, died early today in Union Hospital where she was a patient since April 2. She had been seriously ill for 2 months.

Born at Zanesville, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Georgia Haines Holbein. She was married to Ralph L. Lute, who survives.

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Rites Monday For George [sic] Search

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgie Ann Search, 70, of West Palm Beach, Fla., will be held at the chapel of Mader-Peeples funeral home at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon. The reverand [sic] Paul Bauders of the Coburn Methodist church will conduct the services with burial to follow in Greenwood cemetery.

Mrs. Search died Thursday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry A. Pollard of Summitsville, Ind. with whom she had been visiting for the past three months.

She was born in Zanesville but left here in 1912, moving to Dover and later to Canton. She went to Florida 12 years ago.

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15th Anniversary Duly Celebrated

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Holbein of Canal Dover celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary last Sunday at their home on Reeves Heights. The hours were pleasantly employed with victrola music and interesting social converse. A fine chicken dinner was served at the noon hour. The principals to this happy affair received a number of beautiful and useful presents.

Those present were William Holbein, Conrad Holbein, Mrs. Fred Stemm and Miss Mary Haines, all of Zanesville; Mrs. Rachel Mautz of Philo, Mrs. Maude Smith and son George of Columbus, Mrs. Forrest Ross and two sons, Elmer and Emerson; Alva Mattingly, Jesse Echelberry, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Holbein and children Myrtle May, Hermon [sic], Russell and Leonard, all of Dover.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, March 19, 1917.


The marriage of Homer J. Lucas and Miss Mary E. Haines was solemnized last evening at 7:30 o’clock at the parsonage of the Brighton Presbyterian church, Rev. J.A. Liggitt officiating. The groom is a well known and industrious farmer of Springfield township. The bride is the daughter of Norton Haines, of Springfield township, and is an estimable young lady. The happy couple were attended by Mr. Albert Holbein and Miss Rosie Joyce. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas will make their home in Springfield township.

Source: Zanesville Times Record, November 9, 1899.

Harriet H. Drumm

A lingering illness from cancer caused the death of Mrs. Harriet H. Drumm, aged 69 years, of Hopewell, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lorena Haines of Spangler Drive, at 11:30 o’clock Wednesday morning. She was the widow of the late A.P. Drumm and was one of the oldest residents of the Hopewell vicinity. She was born at Cottage Hill and resided there until seven months ago. She was a member of the Union M.P. church for 54 years.

Mrs. Drumm is survived by two sons, Harvey F. and O.A. Drumm, of this city, and by two brothers and two sisters: S.A. Search, C.C. Search, Mrs. Nathan Yocum and Mrs. Lorena Hains [sic], all of Zanesville.

The funeral will be conducted at Finley chapel in Falls township Friday morning; the cortege will leave the home at 10 o’clock, standard time. Burial will be in the Williams cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, February 13, 1913.

Pleasant Surprise

Friends Call at Home of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Drumm

A surprise was perpetrated on Miss Clara Drumm at her home near Hopewell Saturday evening, the occasion being the birthday anniversary of the victimized hostess. Besides neighboring friends a wagonload of young people from Zanesville were present. The day was also the 14th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. Drumm, parents of the hostess.

Miss Drumm was the recipient of a handsome gold ring, presented by her many friends. Those present from this city were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rope, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snider and daughter, Mrs. Elevyn [sic] Sharkey of Chicago, Mrs. M.J. Pearce, Martin Quinlan, Joseph Coleman, Ralph Haines and J.D. Pearce.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, October 10, 1904.

A Last Farewell

Obsequies of the Late Sergeant Ninius E. Search

The Funeral Oration By Rev. Frank Richards, Assisted by Rev. Carlos H. Hanks—Beautiful Floral Tributes.

Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the English Lutheran church the last sad rites were performed over all that was mortal of the late Sergeant Ninnius [sic] E. Search, of Battery C, O.V.I. The impressive service was conducted in the presence of a vast concourse of friends by Rev. Frank Richards assisted by ex-Chaplain Carlos H. Hanks and a male quartette comprising Messrs. Louis Breisford, Prof. Robert Miller, Frank Philo and Ed. Jones.

Col E.C. Brush, Surgeon Moore[,] Marjory Atwell and Lieutenant Howard Fulkerson, who together with the members of Battery C, served as escort, occupied seats immediately in front of the chancel. The funeral oration, delivered by Dr. Richards, was a masterly effort; as impressive as it was able. In part, it was as follows: Text: Verily, Verily, I say unto you, if a man keeps my saying, he shall never see death.—John, 8:51.

“Strange saying is this of Jesus. It fell with wonder upon the ears of those who first heard it. They did not believe it. This declaration has seemed equally as strange and wonderful upon all succeeding ages, as it did when uttered; and mankind is an unbelieving as the little band of Jews to whom it was addressed. Men fall into the grave all around us and death holds an undisputed sway everywhere.

“The natural inclination is that this remark is not true. No saying of the Son of God is more true than this. He emphatically declares, “Verily, verily, etc. Let us see what of truth is involved in these words and learn from them the lessons of true life here so we may attain that life over which death and the grave have no power.

“The result is conditioned on keeping these sayings. The speaker then showed that to keep these sayings one must believe his doctrines and trust his promise. “By the phrase ‘never see death’ is not meant that we will not die, but that the sting of death will not be felt. If you wish to attain this end, then live in obedience to his will and keep his sayings. You will then never see death. Amen.”

Rev. Mr. Hanks followed with a few remarks, paying just tribute to the memory of the young soldier and hero. The remains were conveyed to Greenwood cemetery, where a brief burial service was read and taps sounded preparatory to depositing them in the city vaul[sic], where they will remain a few days, before being lowered to their final resting place in the family plot.

A detail from Battery C. acted as pall-bearers and was comprised of the following privates, George Crooks, Frank Bekert, Jake Leidy, French Wilson, Will Stockdale and Will Aler.

Among the numerous and beautiful floral emblems were the following: A wreath by the wife of the deceased; the insignia of Battery C, by lady friends of the deceased and his comrades; boquet [sic] by Mayor Louis H. Gibson; a broken wheel by Lawrence C. and Ed. R. Taylor; bouquet by Mr. and Mrs. John Smith; star, by members of Battery C; bouquet by Flo and Nellie Leonard and Maude Melvin; roses from “Alice and her friends;” bouquet of chrysanthemums by Mrs. Atkinson and son, Stanley; bouquet of chrysanthemums by Lucile Weist; roses, by Mrs. Norton Haines and family; white dalias [sic] by Mrs. Mautz; roses and pampas plumes, by Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Baldwin; pinks, by Mrs. R.W. McWhirter, Chrysanthemums, by the L.M. Society; roses; by Lieut. and Mrs. Will Stockdale.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, October 3, 1898.

Georgie Search

Mrs. Georgie Search, 70, of Miami, Fla., widow of Hillis P. Search and a former resident of this city and Dover, died yesterday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry A. Pollard, Summitville, Ind., of complications following a stroke. She had been ill three years.

Mrs. Search was the daughter of the late Norton and Lorena Hains of Zanesville and was a past noble grand of the Rebecca lodge and a member of the West Palm Beach, Fla., Methodist church.

In addition to Mrs. Pollard, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Ralph Lute of RD2, this city; three sons, William H. Holbein of Merridian [sic], Pa., and Russell E. and Leonard P. Holbein of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. F.A. Ross of Dover and Miss Mary Hains of Cleveland; a brother, Ralph E. Hains of Flint, Mich.; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A son and daughter are deceased.

Funeral services, which have not been completed, will be held at the Madar-Peoples Funeral Home in Zanesville and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery in Zanesville.

Source: New Philadelphia Daily Times, October 3, 1952.

Surprise Birthday Party

Monday, January 23, was an occasion of pleasant surprise on Mrs. Eliza A. Ayers, widow of W.H. Ayers who died in August of 1887, aged 67 years, 3 months and 16 days, and who was buried in the Cedar Hill cemetery by the G.A.R. Mrs. Ayers has lived in Newark for many years, and Monday she reached the eighty-fifth milestone of her life. She is the mother of nine children and has 27 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her children planned the event to celebrate in a proper manner and get up a surprise on her which was successfully carried out. At an early hour in the day Mrs. Ayers was greatly surprised when a large number of her relatives came in on her pleasant home, 51 South Fifth street, and took complete possession of the house. After a general greeting and handshaking, and some time spent in social conversation, the next thing in order was dinner, and the strength of the table was tried by a bountiful dinner that had been prepared for the occasion. Mrs. Ayers was presented with a number of useful and handsome presents, and after a season spent in having a good social time, the hour for parting came and all left feeling that they had had a most enjoyable time. Those present were G.W. Todd, Columbus; Lorena Haines, Zanesville; Mary Lucas, Zanesville; Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rochelle, Black Lick; W.R. Ayers, Summit Station; J.F. Hanson, Ralph Hanson, Clara Hanson, Black Lick; Samantha Clouse, Havens Corners; Rebecca Feasel, Rose Hill; Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Hempstead, Reynoldsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lucas, Zanesville; Mr. and Mrs. Rochelle, Black Lick; Mrs. Sarah Hathaway, Mrs. Anna Strockey and son, Arthur, Miss May Ayers and Miss Ville Bausch, Newark; M.S. Ayers and Mr. Xenophen [McIntosh] and family of Newark. (Newark Advocate, January 24, 1905)