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.

Hip Injury Fatal to Mrs. Nathan Yocom

A fractured hip sustained in a fall proved fatal this morning to Mrs. Phoebe Search Yocom, 88, at her home on Montgomery avenue. Mrs. Yocom, who was the widow of Nathan Yocom, had been a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital since the accident. She was removed to her home last Saturday and appeared to be somewhat improved. Complications developed, however, and resulted in death. Mrs. Yocom was a native of Muskingum county and had resided here almost her entire life. She was a member of the Finley chapel, Newark road. Surviving are three sons, Ray E., and Harley C., William T. [sic] Yocom, all of this city; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was removed to Mangold funeral home.

Source: Zanesville Signal, October 20, 1938.

Small Town News—Zanesville Signal & Zanesville Times Recorder

Mrs. John Bell of Dayton will arrive soon to spend one month visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Yocum of 1022 Sunset avenue. (Zanesville Signal, December 8, 1945)

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Drumm of 124 Hamline avenue have received word that their son, Virgil Drumm, technician 5-g, has arrived safely in England. (Zanesville Signal, December 28, 1943)

OFF TO FLORIDA: Mrs. Fuller V. Welsh, Mrs. Wilbur Mendenall, Mrs. Mayme Starch [sic] Flesher and her mother, Mrs. Ashville [sic] Search, and Mrs. Byron Vandenbark will leave this morning for Miami, Fla., where they will spend several weeks. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, February 7, 1931)

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hanson of Junction City are spending a few days with friends here. (Zanesville Signal, October 4, 1926)

Robert Christy, 19, Richard Christy, 12, and Mary Frances Christy, 17, all children of Charles Christy, 230 Orchard street, are suffering from scarlet fever, as is Zane Hanson, 9, son of Virgil Hanson, Shawnee. (Zanesville Signal, November 5, 1934)

This Misses Mildred and Bonnie Hartley entertained members of the Standard Bearer Missionary society of the M.E. church at their home on Washington street Wednesday evening with 20 members present. Refreshments were served and a social hour enjoyed. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, April 7, 1939)

Roseville: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lacy and family have moved into the H.H. Guy property, Terrace, formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lewis and family. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, December 4, 1928)

Charles Lacy was honored with a party at his home in Roseville on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary Jan. 19. Nearly 30 persons were present. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, January 19, 1972)

W.D. Murphy, Jr., of Martin road, and brother, John Murphy of Columbus, are on a hunting trip in Michigan. They were joined there by their cousins, Harry Metcalfe and Kirk Rorick, and their uncle Cosper Rorick. (Zanesville Signal, October 9, 1938)

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Pickerall [sic] and their son Ronald of Chicago, Ill., are spending the holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Reed of Lake Drive, and Mr. and Mrs. William Search of Moxahala avenue. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, December 25, 1925)

Mrs. Augustus Printz who has been seriously ill at her home here [Crooksville] is reported somewhat improved. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, April 2, 1930)

Mrs. Hamilton Dies at Roseville

Mrs. Lucinda Hamilton, 86, died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Finley, of Roseville, following an illness of six days resulting from a heart condition. The widow of Elijah Hamilton, she had resided in Roseville 46 years. She was the daughter of Martin and Hannah Search, pioneer residents of the Saltillo community, Perry county. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Alvin Coulter of Roseville, Mrs. Virgil Hanson of Shawnee, and Mrs. Finley at whose home she died; a son, Walter Hamilton of Roseville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Carrie Fortune of Colusa, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Gerose of Roseville, Route 1, Mrs. Alverta Finley of Crooksville, and Mrs. Cora Tilton of Columbus; two brothers, Frank Search of Crooksville, William M. Search of Red Wing, Minn.; 20 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon at the residence with Rev. O.L. Hall of the Roseville Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Roseville cemetery. The body will be removed to the residence this evening from the Cannon & Cannon funeral home in Roseville.

Source: Zanesville Signal, May 11, 1946.

Mrs. Bessie Finley Called by Death

Mrs. Bessie Finley, 71, wife of William Finley, of 321 Brown street, died at her home in Crooksville on Wednesday evening after a lingering illness. Surviving are the husband; two sons [sic], William Search of Red Wing, Minn., and Frank Finley [sic] of Crooksville; four daughters [sic], Mrs. Lucinda Hamilton, of Roseville; Mrs. Charles Gerose, of Roseville; Mrs. Albert Finley, of Crooksville; and Mrs. Cora Tilton, of Columbus. Mrs. Finley was a member of the Saltillo Methodist church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Crooksville Methodist church with Rev. Norman Sweat officiating. Burial will be made in the Crooksville cemetery by the Cannon and Cannon funeral home of Crooksville. The body will be removed to the family residence Wednesday evening.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, October 15, 1942.

Mrs. Allie Finley Called By Death

Mrs. Allie Finley, 87, of Heskett street, Crooksville, widow of Joseph Finley, died at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon in New Lexington hospital after a lingering illness. Surviving are two brothers, William Search of Red Wing, Minn., and Frank Search of Crooksville; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Gerose of Crooksville and Mrs. Cora Dunnington of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Finley was a member of the Crooksville Methodist church. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at Cannon and Cannon funeral home with Rev. Otto M. Wortman officiating. Burial will be in Crooksville cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call this afternoon.

Source:  Zanesville Times-Recorder, July 31, 1951.

Sarah C. Brown

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah C. Brown, 87, who died Tuesday evening at the home of her son, Asa Brown, Crooksville, following a lengthy illness, will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the son’s residence, with Rev. Paul Ertel officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Surviving are the son, Asa, Crooksville; 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, Roseville, and Mrs. Cora Tilton, Columbus; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body was removed to the residence Wednesday afternoon from Cannon and Cannon Funeral home, Crooksville. (Zanesville Signal, January 4, 1939)

BRIEF RITES: Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah C. Brown were held Thursday afternoon at the home of her son, Asa Brown. Rev. Paul Ertel officiated. Interment was made in Mount Horeb cemetery. (Zanesville Signal, January 9, 1939)

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.