Short News Items from 1900

Another grand wolf hunt came off last Saturday. One wolf was cited but the hunters failed to serve their subpoenas on him. Wat Rorick has it in for some near-sighted nimrod who shot him in the lip. (Caldwell News, January 25, 1900)

If this spring-like weather continues Wat Rorick will soon be wending his way to the river with his fishing tackle. (Caldwell Advance, January 25, 1900)

W.M. Toner and family went out to Salem Thursday to visit with relatives. We wish them a pleasant visit. (Lincoln County Leader, March 2, 1900)

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Veteran Potter Dies Sunday At White Hall Home

White Hall, Nov. 30.—Sylvester Byron Search, 76, died at his home on South Jacksonville street at 3 o’clock Sunday morning.

Decedent was born at Pleasant Valley, O., Nov. 9, 1855. He learned the potter’s trade and came to White Hall to work in the pottery plant 35 years ago. He was the last member of the McKinley Glee Club, once widely known in central Illinois. He was married to Theresa Brown, who died several years ago. A daughter of that union, Mrs. Lenor [sic] Shepherd, of Canton, O., survives. He was later married to Miss Stella Cooper. She and three sons, Theodore of Harrisburg, Francis of Oakland and Marion of White Hall, survive. Two brother and eight sisters are also living.

Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon. Dr. C.M. Brown will officiate. Interment will be made in White Hall.

Source: Jacksonville Daily Journal, December 1, 1931.

Charles Gerose, Roseville, Dies

Charles J. Gerose, a native of France, but a resident of the Roseville community for the past 65 years, died Sunday night at his home one mile north of Roseville after a two year illness.

He was a retired stone mason and was a member of Roseville Lodge No. 566, F. & A.M.

His only survivor is a son, Fred Gerose, of the home, well known bus driver on the Roseville-Zanesville line. His wife, the former Ora Lee Search, died July 22, 1953.

The body is at the Cannon and Cannon funeral home where services are to be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. William Alexander of the Methodist church will be in charge and burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, February 8, 1954.

Mrs. Sarah Brown Called From Life

CROOKSVILLE, O., Jan. 3—Mrs. Sarah C. Brown, 87, passed away this evening at 8:45 o’clock at the home of her son, Asa Brown, 523 Pine street, here. She had been ill for a long time from infirmities.

Surviving, besides the son at whose home she died, are two brothers, William Search, Red Wing, Minn.; and Frank Search, Crooksville; six sisters, Mrs. Rose Brown, Mrs. Mollie Finley and Mrs. William Finley, all of Crooksville; Mrs. Lucinda Hamilton and Mrs. Charles G. Gerose, both of Roseville, and Mrs. Cora Tilton, Columbus, and eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of the son where she died. Rev. Paul Ertel will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Horeb cemetery. The body will be removed to the home of the son Wednesday afternoon from the Cannon & Cannon funeral home, Crooksville.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, January 4, 1939.

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.

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.

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.