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.


Ninius Edgar Search

Again Does Death Enter The Ranks of Battery C, and Calls Home
Sergeant Ninius E. Search.
Death Was Due to a Long Siege of Typhoid Fever—To Be Buried With Military Honors.

The death of Sergeant Ninius E. Search, of Battery C. First regiment, U.S.V.L.A., occurred at 8:45 o’clock Friday morning, of typhoid fever at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Search, No. 16 Hall street. He leaves, besides his sorrowing parents, and two brothers (Hillis and Charles) and one sister (Mary) a broken-hearted wife and a little son, aged seven months, who together with the community at large, mourn the demise of a solider hero and citizen. While it was expected it came, nevertheless, as a terrible blight to the hears of the loved ones.

The young solider was respected by all with whom he associated in his brief but honored career.

The obsequies will take place from the Trinity Lutheran church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Carlos H. Hanks officiating, assisted by Rev. A. Rimbach. An order has been issued by First Sergeant Charles Dawson, calling upon the members of Battery C to assemble at the armory at 12 o’clock and attend in a body the funeral of their late comrade, serving as an escort. All friends desiring to review the remains are requested to call at the residence this evening or Sunday morning. The remains will be interred in Greenwood cemetery. Following is a sketch of the life of the deceased.

Ninius E. Search was born in Falls township in January, 1877. At the age of ten years he removed with his parents to this city, where he resided until his death. Owing to a severe attack of indigestion he was compelled to leave school and entered the employ of George R. Clements, the grocer on South Third street.

After three years of efficient service he left the grocery to accept a position with the marble firm of Mitchell & Baldwin, on Market street, which occupation he retained until last May, when he took up arms in the defense of his country.

He had just completed his apprenticeship at the trade of marble cutting when he left with his regiment for Chickamauga. After four years’ efficient and meritorious service as a private in Battery C he was promoted to the rank of corporal a few days prior to the departure of the company for Camp Bushnell.

That rank was retained until the early part of June, or until the boys had settled down to camp life at Chickamauga, when young Search was made a sergeant. After many a day of stern resistance Sergeant Search was compelled to report at sick roll call Wednesday, August 31, and be assigned to the regimental hospital.

As a result of insufficient nursing and a lack of proper attention, he grew from bad to worse. At length his condition became so precarious as to necessitate his removal to the north. Accordingly, he was placed aboard the hospital car, conveyed to Camp Bushwick with a number of other sick soldiers of Battery C, September7, and then taken to St. Francis hospital, Columbus.

Through the instrumentality of Dr. E.C. Brush the soldier boy was given a furlough and brought to his home in this city, where he remained until his death.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, October 1, 1898.

Georgia Hains Holbein 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.

Harry Printz of Crooksville Dies; Ex-Jiggerman

Harry (Geetle) Printz, 76, of 204 Sand street, Crooksville, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 30) in Good Samaritan Hospital shortly after being admitted.

Mr. Printz was born near Crooksville, Oct. 14, 1888, a son of Augustus and Harriet Search Printz.

He was a jiggerman at Burley-Clay Products Company in South Zanesville before retiring in 1953. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Printz was a member of Crooksville American Legion, Perry County Chapter of Disabled American Veterans, was a 50-year member of Crooksville Peerless Lodge 591, F&AM.

Surviving are three brothers, Fred and James Printz of Crooksville, and Arthur of Beverly; a sister, Mrs. Margaret (Marion) Wetzel of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews. A brother preceded him in death.

The body is at the Crooksville chapel of Cannon and Cannon Funeral Homes where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, December 31, 1964.

James J. Printz

James J. Printz, 84, of North State street, died at 8 p.m. Monday (Sept. 19) at his home following a long illness.

He was born in Crooksville August 8, 1882, a son of Augustus and Harriet Search Printz. His wife, the former Josephine Ocie, died in 1965. The brothers are also deceased.

He was a retired pottery worker and had last worked at Old Star Stoneware company before retirement.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Margaret (Marion) Wetzel of Columbus, and a brother, Arthur of Reinersville.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fred L. Cannon and Sons Funeral Home in Crooksville with Rev. Talmadge Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, September 21, 1966.

Charles W. Search

Charles W. Search, aged 42, a former resident of this city, died at his home in Indianapolis, Ind., at 4:30 o’clock Saturday morning suddenly, of pneumonia. He had been in failing health for some time. He had been a resident of Indianapolis, for 12 years and was engaged in the grocery business. He is survived by his widow and two children; Agnes and Mary Elizabeth of the home, by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Search, of this city, and by one brother and one sister, B.P. [sic] Search of Indianapolis, and Mrs. M. Search Flesher of this city.

The body arrived here Sunday morning and was taken to the home of Mrs. Flesher, 311 Lee street, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Search was a member of Monumental lodge, Masons, and of the Loyal Order of Moose at Indianapolis. The Masons will have charge of the funeral.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, July 17, 1916.

Mary Elizabeth Search & Robert Stone

Mrs. Mayme Search Flesher has returned from Indianapolis where she was a guest at the wedding of her niece, Miss Mary Elizabeth Search, to Robert Stone, which took place Thursday. The wedding was elaborate, and was held at the Episcopal church in Indianapolis. Mrs. Flesher was also a guest at the rehearsal dinner held at the Indianapolis Athletic Club on Wednesday evening. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Search, former local residents, and has frequently visited here. She is a graduate of Butler college, Indianapolis. Mr. Stone is a graduate of Purdue, and is a chemical engineer. The couple will live in Indianapolis.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, December 1, 1936.

More Small Town News from Various Points

Portola, Calif., March 3 — Miss Barbara Loosley and Miss Lola Loosley, who have been residing with their grandmother, Mrs. H.C. Weir, have returned to their home in Beckwourth. (Nevada State Journal, March 4, 1933)

F.M. Loosley, a former merchant of Beckwith but now in the mercantile business in Valley Ford, is here visiting his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loosley. He is exhibiting a bruised lip when he received when his car was forced off the road. His car did not turn over but was wrecked badly enough to be put in the workshop. (Reno Evening Gazette, July 18, 1931)

Robert Mackrell, of Huntington, Indiana, stopped off here Wednesday afternoon to visit friends, being en route to Cleveland. He was accompanied as far as Ashland by J.K. Meachem. (Marion Daily Star, May 28, 1914)

Theo. Mackrell, Erie train despatcher at Newburgh, and daughter, Eva, spent Sunday at H.K. Wood’s. (Middletown Daily Times, February 1, 1894)

FIRE ENDANGERS BARNS: Fire from embers from burning brush carried to straw stacks, but for the assistance of neighbors, would have completely destroyed the large barns on the Porritt Farm, Seymour Lake, Friday the 6th. The water tanks for cattle and a large cistern provided sufficient water. (Clarkston Community News, May 21, 1921)

Mrs. Allen Price, of Penn Yan, was a week-end guest of her father, W.W. Hutchinson, and sister, Miss Dorothy Hutchinson. (Wellsboro Agitator, May 30, 1928)

The many friends of Clifford Rochelle, of Fifth and Heaton streets, will be sorry to learn that he is confined to Ft. Hamilton hospital for treatment. Mr. Rochelle has recently returned from the Good Samaritan hospital, Cincinnati, where he also underwent treatment. (Hamilton Evening Journal, August 21, 1931)

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rochelle, Mrs. Ida Rochelle, Mrs. Chas. Stegel [sic], and son, George, left yesterday by motor to visit friends and relatives in Sandusky and Columbus. (Hamilton Daily News, August 29, 1924)

Mrs. Theodore C. Search of Maryville, Mo., is here for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Werre. (Edwardsville Intelligencer, July 27, 1927)

Miss Minnie Spearin of the Grindstone City school is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Jas. Baldwin. (Bad Axe Democrat, December 30, 1887)

ONE YEAR AGO: The historic Bailey House, near Pilot Hill, has been sold by John B. Wagner to Clarence Steves, formerly of Orange County. (Placerville Mountain Democrat, July 31, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. Estell Sullivan, of Fayette, former students at Ohio University, were weekend guests of Mrs. Sullivan’s aunt and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Quick, Columbia Ave., and Mrs. Sullivan’s brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Acomb and son John III, Highland Ave. Mr. Acomb was a member of the graduating class at Ohio University Sunday. (Athens Messenger, June 9, 1953)

J.P. Sutton accompanied to Orion the remains of his brother whose death occurred last Sunday night at the residence of his sister Mrs. J.W. Linderman. (Northern Tribune, January 6, 1883)

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Walling, parents of Mrs. Richard Jones, who have made their home in Silverton for several years, are now occupying a trailer house near their daughter, and family. (Dayton Tribune, September 23, 1971)

Miss Mildred Werre, who attends McKendree at Lebanon, is spending the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Werre. (Edwardsville Intelligencer, February 9, 1924)

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkin, of Jeffersonville, Dr. and Mrs. Osmer J. Wilkin and daughter, of Newburgh, Mr. and Mrs. Karle Heinle, of Warwick, Mrs. Louise Van Kan and Miss Harriet Wilkin, of New York, were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Heinle. (Kingston Daily Freeman, November 3, 1939)

Lawrence Willson, of Bowdoin College, Maine, is visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Willson over Christmas (Wantage Recorder, December 28, 1917)

Edythe Search Davies

Crooksville — Mrs. Edythe Search Davies, 53, died Sunday morning at her home here following an illness of a heart ailment. Surviving are her father, Frank Search, of the home; three sisters, Miss Helen Search of the home, Mrs. Charles Henning of Crooksville, and Mrs. Craig Wilson of Corning, and a brother, Kenneth Search of Crooksville. The body is at the residence. Funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning in the Church of the Atonement, of which Mrs. Davies was a member. Rev. William Stecker will officiate and burial will be in Crooksville cemetery with Cannon and Cannon funeral home of Crooksville in charge.

Source: Zanesville Signal, April 2, 1951.

Asa Herbert Brown

Asa Herbert Brown, 85, of Crooksville died at 10 a.m. Wednesday at his home following a long illness. Mr. Brown was a retired employee of the old Crooksville China Co., where he had worked for 48 years. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Crooksville. Born Nov. 25, 1896, near Crooksville, he was a son of Felton and Sarah Search Brown. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rita Baylor and Mrs. Dorothy Teagarden, both of Crooksville; three sons, Dean and Asa Jr. both of Crooksville and Charles Brown of 808 Luck Avenue; 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. His wife, Faye died in 1968. Three sons and one daughter also preceded him in death. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today in the Fred L. Cannon and Sons Funeral Home in Crooksville. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Rev. William Alvey will officiate, and burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times-Recorder, August 31, 1972.