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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Funeral Friday for Mrs. Bessie Finley

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Finley, 71, wife of William Finley, of Crooksville, who died Wednesday at her home, will be held at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Crooksville Methodist church with Rev. Norman Sweat officiating. Burial will be in the Crooksville cemetery.

Surviving are her husband; two brothers, William Search, of Red Wing, Minn., and Frank Search, of Crooksville; four sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Hamilton, and Mrs. Charles Gerose, both of Crooksville, Mrs. Alberta Finley, of Crooksville, and Mrs. Cora Tilton, of Columbus.

Mrs. Finley was a member of the Saltillo Methodist church.

The body has been removed to the home from the Cannon and Cannon funeral home.

Source: Zanesville Signal, October 15, 1942.

Rites Wednesday For Crooksville Woman

CROOKSVILLE—Funeral services for Rose Ella Brown, 88, widow of Alexander Brown, will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church here.  Burial will be in the Crooksville mausoleum.  The body was removed to the residence today from Driggs funeral home.

Mrs. Brown died Monday at her home two miles west of Crooksville following a long illness from infirmities.

She is survived by three sons, E.H. of Springfield, O.; G.L. of Marquette, Mich., and R.W. of Cambridge, Mass.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Nelson of Crooksville; two brothers, Frank Search, of Crooksville, and William Search of Red Wing, Minn.; five sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Hamilton and Mrs. Ora Gerose of Roseville; Mrs. Ollie [sic] Finley and Mrs. Bessie Finley, of Crooksville, and Mrs. Cora Dunnington, of Columbus.  Two grandchildren also survive.

Source:  Zanesville Signal, October 3, 1939.

Mrs. S. Search, An Octogenarian Dies of Injury

Aged Mother of Mrs. Mayme Search Flesher is Called by Death.

Mrs. Rachel M. Search, 86, widow of Sylvester Search who died eight years ago, passed from life at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mayme Search Flesher, 0f 29 Culbertson avenue, after an illness resulting from a fracture of the hip sustained last July.

The deceased was a lifelong resident of this city and was a member of Grace M.E. church. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Flesher, well known milliner of this city, one son, Hillis Search, of this city; also one brother, Parker Starkey, of South street and three grandchildren.

The body rests at the Mader-Peoples funeral home but will be moved to the late residence Thursday evening. Arrangements are incomplete.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, April 27, 1933.

Legal News

The case of John F. Rochelle vs. The News & Telegraph Publishing Col, will come up for trial Monday.  This is a suit in which plaintiff claims $5000 damages for libel.  (Hamilton Evening Journal, March 4, 1893)

In the Supreme Court the jury in the case of Reuben F. Sutton vs. the West Jersey Railroad Company, gave a verdict of $4,000 for the plaintiff. (Camden Courier-Post, January 26, 1894)

Steps are being taken to have commission appointed to inquire into the insanity of Horace Lateer, the old man who attempted suicide at the Oriental hotel in Middletown, by taking laudanum. (Port Jervis Union, August 20, 1894)

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“Grandma” Rochelle Reaches Her Ninety-Third Birthday

Reynoldsburg, O., July 12.—One of the most delightful events in this vicinity for a long time was a day passed with lovely, old “Grandma” Rochelle, last Wednesday, it being her 93rd birthday. Friends and relatives by the dozens with well filled baskets trooped to the comfortable farm house, one of the landmarks of the community, and the day was given up to quiet enjoyment, the venerable hostess being one of the liveliest of the gay party.

Mrs. Lucinda Search Rochelle was born at Sparta, Sussex county, New Jersey, July 9, 1809, and married John Rochelle, at Morristown, N.J., April 9, 1825. They moved to Black Lick, Franklin county, Ohio, in 1836, and purchased the land, and cleared it, and hewed the logs and erected their own cabin on this farm, where she now lives.

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Eighty-Five

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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Untitled (Mayme Search Flesher)

Mrs. Mayme Search Flesher has been named manager of the millinery department of the David M. Weber, Inc. store and has already assumed her duties.  Mrs. Flesher has been identified with the department for some time. She is well qualified for the position, having been connected with the millinery business here for many years. 

Source: Zanesville Signal, June 27, 1933.