|THE EVENING GAZETTE, SATURDAY - OCTOBER 25, 1919, XENIA,
OHIO - GREENE COUNTY
LESTER ARNOLD, VENERABLE PIONEER CITIZEN OF XENIA, PASSES AWAY
SATURDAY AT AGE OF 91 YEARS.
Lester ARNOLD, former treasurer of Greene County, for
prominently with commercial and official life of Xenia, died at 11:35
Saturday noon at his home, 626 West Main Street, where he lived with
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. ARNOLD. He was within
few months of the ninety-first anniversary of his birth.
In vigorous health for one of his age, Mr. ARNOLD was
suddenly fifteen days ago, of a form of digestive trouble to which
been subject for a number of years. It is thought that the trouble
due to the fact that he had over exerted himself while engaged in some
surveying. He was unable to regain his strength and because of his
extreme age, it was not expected that he would recover.
No man who has ever made this city his home, has done
more for the
community, or contributed more lasting honor to the county than did
Lester ARNOLD. It was largely through his efforts, financially, and
morally and those of patriotic citizens associated with him, that the
Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, was organized for the lasting benefit
of the children of Ohio's defenders and that the institution was situated
Mr. ARNOLD was one of the largest contributors to the
original fund to
finance the institution, and at a public meeting which was held in
city hall he gave the first
$1000 toward the new home. In recognition of the factor which he had
in the establishment of the institution, ex-pupils, and officers of
institution honored the venerable Xenian at the annual reunion held
the association of ex-pupils at the institution last June, when the
golden jubilee of the Home was celebrated. Mr. ARNOLD was present at
banquet and as an honored guest made a short talk. His mind was clear
all matters, and he talked interestingly of the strenous times passed
the young ex-soldiers of the Rebellion. In their efforts to have the
established and later, taken over and conducted by the State.
Mr. ARNOLD was born in Hampton County, Mass., near Chester,
2, 1828, and was the son of William ARNOLD and Clarissa LOOMIS ARNOLD.
remembered the building of the first railroad of the New York Central
Lines, which passed the door of his home, and he recalled the first
trains which were run over that road.
He was a youth of 16 when his parents decided to come
to Ohio to live.
The family traveled by rail to Buffalo, thence by lake to Toledo and
canal to Dayton. Lester entered upon his career as a clerk to
mrcantile establishment in Dayton, where he earned $10 a month and
boarded himself. Early in 1850 he went to Cincinnati where he worked
clerk until 1857. He had been economical, and accumulated some means,
with a Mr. MARVIN, he traveled to St. Anthony's Falls, Minn., where
the dead of winter they opened up a store with a new stock of goods.
The experiment was a little too strenuous for young ARNOLD,
1858 he returned to Cincinnati, bought a new stock of goods, and opened
up a store at 65 Pearl street. Soon afterward his brother, W. I. ARNOLD,
of Dayton, entered into partnership with him and later they admitted
another partner, the firm, which was known as LOCKWOOD, ARNOLD, and
Company, doing a general commission business at Pearl and Walnut Streets,
In 1861 the partners bought the business of FROST brothers
Station, as Trebeins Station was then known. They conducted a milling
business, later coming to Xenia, where under the firm name of W. and
ARNOLD, they operated a grain elevator, flour and feed business, on
Detroit street, the present location of the Xenia Garage. The wooden
structure in which their business was first located, burned in a
conflagration which swept that end of the city, and a brick building
its place. The business was very large, and the ARNOLD brothers
accumulated a great deal of wealth. Prices prevailing at that time
grain were something like those for today, for Mr. ARNOLD frequently
remarked that they paid $3 a bushel for wheat; $1 for corn, and upon
occasion paid $3.10 a bushel for 5,000 bushels of wheat which they
from one man.
Mr. ARNOLD was elected county treasurer by the Republicans
and served 2 terms in that office. He disposed of his elevator after
election, but upon his retirement from office returned to the business
and became associated with Fred C. TREBEIN. The firm operated grain
elevators and did a general milling business at Xenia, Jamestown,
Jeffersonville, and New Jasper.
Selling his interest in the milling business in 1888,
he took an
interest in the Spring Valley ham curing establishment. Later he was
indirectly associated with his son, Harry L. ARNOLD in the shoe business
in this city. He was a director of the old First National Bank of this
city, and was always found in the front rank of enterprises tending
promote the general welfare of the city.
The fine home of Mr. DRAKE on Spring Hill was purchased
by Mr. ARNOLD
in 1864, and for years this was the ARNOLD homestead. The residence
originally a seminiary building, but was remodeled for a dwelling,
was one of the finest homes in Xenia.
For years, Mr. ARNOLD was a member of the Xenia City board
Education. He has also been a member of the Board of trustees of Woodland
cemetery for a number of years.
During the recent years, Mr. ARNOLD has been serving as
a constable in
Xenia township, in the court of Magistrate JONES. He was at his work
everyday, until stricken by his fatal illness.
Mr. ARNOLD was the oldest member of Magnolia lodge I.
O. O. F. of
Cincinnati. He was also a pioneer of Trinity Methodist Episcopal church,
Miss Fidelia GLEASON, whom he married in Ithaca, N.Y.,
in 1853 was his
first wife. She died early, and his second marriage was with Miss Lina
HERING of Beavercreek township, this county, who died in 1874 leaving
sons, Harry L. of this city, and Fred W. of Bellefontaine, who are
only children surviving their father. Miss Pauline CROFT of Clark County,
Mr. ARNOLD'S third wife, died a few years ago.
Only one sister survives Mr. ARNOLD, Mrs. Amelia DONSON
There were 6 brothers and 3 sisters in the family; William who was
prominent shoe merchant in Dayton; Eli, who died in this city; Harry
Ensign and Albert, Miss Julia ARNOLD, Mrs. Clarissa GRANGER and Mrs.
Funeral services will be held at Trinity M. E. Church
Tuesday at 2:30
XENIA DAILY GAZETTE, WEDNESDAY EVENING - JUNE 15, 1898
XENIA, OHIO, GREENE COUNTY
David ANKENEY, Well Known Citizen Died Near Byron This Morning
David ANKENEY, A well known citizen and a life long resident
county, passed away this morning about 2 o'clock at his home about
miles South of Byron. On the 11th day of July last, he suffered a slight
paralytic stroke, and since then has gradually been on the decline,
affected with dropsy and softening of the brain.
Mr. ANKENEY became well known for his some what eccentric
never having his hair or beard cut. He was an intense Republican and
Gen. FREMONT ran for president, Mr. ANKENEY made a vow that he would
never have his hair and beard cut until he was elected. FREMONT never
filled the office and the vow thus made was religiously kept by Mr.
ANKENEY, and there after made him a marked man. His friends soon became
accustomed to his peculiar fashion, but to strangers Mr. ANKENY was
always an object of interest. His hair and beard at the time of his
attained a great length.
The deceased was aged 67 years and 6 days and was born
and raised in
this county, living all his life in the neighborhood of Byron.
who survives him was before marriage, Elizabeth VARNER. Two children
also living. Edward ANKENEY and Alice E., wife of Mr. L.F. BECK, both
whom reside on the homeplace. He also leaves three brothers: John,
Germantown, Nelson, of Trebeins, and Jacob, of Indianapolis, who has
here since his brother's sickness.
Mr. ANKENEY was a farmer by occupation and previous to
sickness, was an active and industrious man of strict integrity and
The funeral will be from his late residence on Friday
at 10 o'clock.
The burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.
THE XENIA DAILY GAZETTE, TUESDAY - APRIL 9, 1907
XENIA, OHIO, GREENE COUNTY
Granville M. BADGLEY died at his home near
Selma Saturday morning,
April 6, He was born near Cedarville, Ohio January 9, 1857, and had
resided at his late home for 13 years. He was the son of Moses and
BADGLEY and is survived by a widow and three children. He was married
July 27, 1882 to Miss Harriet SWIGART, who died September 4, 1892,
who was the mother of the surviving children. Charles, Bert, and Pearl.
He was married again November 1, 1906 to Mrs. Laura MIDDLETON. Mr.
BADGLEY had been in ill health for over 2 years and was taken seriously
ill about 3 weeks ago.
Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon.
The body was
taken Monday morning to Mt. Zion Church, near Dayton, where funeral
services were conducted. Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The relatives wish to express their thanks to the many
neighbors, who gave so much help, sympathy, and kindness to them in
time of their sad bereavement.
From the Columbus Dispatch, dated 11-2-1941
ROBERT BRYSON, FORMER RESIDENT OF CITY, DIES
Columbus relatives and friends of Robert B. Bryson, formerly
of this city,
have received word of his death, Saturday, at his home in Fairmount,
after a long illness of several months. He was associated with the
Stone Co. both in Columbus and Fairmount for many years and at
the time of
his death was clerk of the village of Fairmount and a member of the
board of review of Danville, ILL. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Geneva Cox Bryson; one sister, Miss Julia
Bryson, and two brothers, Charles W. Bryson and Will H. Bryson, the
three of Columbus. Funeral services and burial will take place
From the Daily Ohio State Journal (word for word), dated Oct 22, 1862
Died, yesterday, at his late residence, No. 260 Rich Street, Mr. JEREMIAH
ARMSTRONG, in the 78th year of his age.
Mr. Armstrong was one of the Pioneers of the State. He was born
Washington county, MD, in 1785. His father removed to Virginia,
near the mouth of the Big Kanahwa. Here his father's house was
attacked by a
party of Wyandot Indians, his mother and three of the children killed
scalped before him. His father escaped. Himself, a brother
and a sister
were made prisoners, and their lives spared only upon the intercession
one of the savages. They were taken to Upper Sandusky, and subsequently
Lower Sandusky, where they were adopted into different Indian tribes,
were there separated.
Mr. Armstrong remained in the Indian tribe for four years, and at the
that time first met his brother who had also regained his liberty.
sister was rescued and taken to Canada. After his adoption into
family they all came to Columbus and encamped near where the penitentiary
is, the Indians having raised corn on "Sullivant's Prarie". Mr.
was first named Hoos-co-a-tah-yah (Little Head). His name was
changed to Duh-guah. So thoroughly had he become Indianized that
forgot his own language; and when his elder brother came for him after
treaty of peace, he stoutly refused to go with him, and was taken away
to return to his Indian mama, who also was crying and begging to have
left with her.
Mr. Armstrong subsequently settled in Franklinton, and afterwards in
Columbus, where he has lived till the time of his decease.
Mr. Armstrong bore a high character for probity and moral worth, and
departure is mourned by an affectionate family.
His funeral will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, (tomorrow) from
residence, 260 East Rich Street. Friends are invited to attend.
From Ohio State Journal dated Thursday Oct 23, 1862
Hon. Daniel Warren, who died in Warrensville on the 18th instant,
in the 77th
year of his age, was the first settler in that township, having moved
in 1810, 52 years ago. The township was named in honor of its
His widow is the sister of Cyrus Prentiss, deceased. He
was married to her
at Ackworth, New Hampshire, in 1807, where the families of the then
couple lived; and the next year he left the old Granite State for a
the wilderness of Ohio. He stopped at Painesville one year, then went
Jefferson, Ashtabula county, and was there for one year, making the
the Court House, when he removed to Warrensville. His father
father-in-law, with their families, moved to Warrensville a year or
afterwards, and settled there.
About the year 1838 he was appointed one of the associates Judges of
Court of Common Pleas of that county, and discharged the duties of
with unquestioned faithfulness and integrity.
He was a man of great industry and energy; made more so by the early
struggles of a new country. An upright and public spirited citizen,
neighbor, and a devoted christian, he has left an honored name, and
the fulness of a Christian hope to that "better land" -- Cleo.
CUNNINGHAM - MRS. DAISY WHEELOCK, 81, widow of the late L. P.
CUNNINGHAM, died at her residence OOLTEWAH, TN., Saturday morning.
Born in CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug.8, 1881, Mrs. CUNNINGHAM was the youngest
and only remaining child of the late CHARLES F. WHEELOCK and MINNIE E.WHEELOCK.
She was for many years a resident of Birmingham, AL., before moving to
Ooltewah. A lifelong Baptist,she united with the church when a small
was a member of the Ooltewah Baptist church. She is survived
by four nieces, MRS.HARRY N.BROWN and MALCOLM
W. UPCHURCH, Chatt.; MRS.CHARLES W. KIGHT, Miami, Fla.; and MISS
FRANCES S. WHEELOCK, Boise, Idaho.
Several great nieces and nephews.
HOWARD SMITH received news by wire yesterday morning of the death of
his brother-in-law George Mulhern, of CLEVELAND, Ohio. Mr.Mulhern
was a railroad man and also a politician, well known over the state of
Ohio. He was very active in MARK? HANNA'S campaign for senator and
also in the McKinley campaign for the presidency. Mr.and Mrs.Mulhern
were very fond of the Signal Mountain Inn and vicinity and were guests
there at different times. They spent some time at the Inn last March,
and visiting Mr.and Mrs. SMITH, and are well known to many Chattanoogans.
Feb 15, 1923
A Circleville Newspaper, copied by Pickaway Co. Hist. Soc.
Mrs. Christian EBERT--widow of Lorenz Ebert, died at her home
in Circleville township, Tuesday at 10 o'clock from the effects of senility,
after a seven months' illness. Deceased was born in Tuchfelden, Baden,
Germany on Aug. 18, 1835, coming to this new country when she was 20 years
old. She was united in marriage with Mr. Ebert on Sept. 25, 1859.
The following children survive: Mrs. Ed Crist and Fred J. Ebert of this
city; D. H. Ebert of Ashville and Miss Mattie who resided with her mother.
Deceased was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church. The funeral
services were conducted by the Lutheran church by Rev. G. J. Troutman,
Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, interment in Forest Cemetery.
MRS. MARY ANN EBERT DIED OF COMPLICATIONS OF DISEASES.
Mrs. Mary Ann Ebert wife of Lorenz Ebert died Saturday night
at ten minutes past end o'clock at her home on Edison Avenue from a complication
of the heart and lvier. She had been in failing health three years
and recently was at Mt. Carmel hospital Columbus for treatment. She
returned home two months ago.
Mrs. Ebert was born in this city October 31, 1852, and was a daughter
of Henry and Elizabeth Sidel. She was married to Lorenz Ebert May
19, 1878, and is survived by her husband and son, Edgar Ebert, of Columbus,
and three stepchildren, Mrs. Ora P. Bentley of this city; Lawrence Ebert
of Canton, and Charles Ebert of Columbus.
Of her immediate family a brother, Frank Sidel, of Van Wert, and a
sister Mrs. Sadie Valentine of Columbus survive.
Mrs. Ebert was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church,
Rev. A. L. Brokaw officiated and Mrs. Brokaw read the hymns; "Rock of Ages",
"Abide with me" and" Jesus as Thou Wilt."
The pallbearers were: B. Friedman, W. E. Crist, A. D. Schumm, C. E.
Moeller, E. S. Neuding and George F. Grand-Girard.
Those who attended the funeral from out of town were; Mrs. Kate Gearhart,
Mrs. W. F. Valentine, Edgar Ebert and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ebert and daughter
Dorothy from Columbus. Burial was in Forest Cemetery.
April 20, 1894, Circleville Paper, not specifically noted, copied by
Pick. Co. Hist. Soc.
Charles R. Ebert, well known in this city, died in Chicago,
last Saturday night. His age was 40 years and 6 mos. He was
a son of Charles Ebert, now of Chicago, was born in Baden, Germany, and
came with his parents to Circleville, in September of 1865. For about
twenty years he was a salesman in the dry goods store of Siesel & Rubdsfiism
commencing with their predecessors, W. & S. Jacobson. About for
years ago he removed to Chicago. On the 17th of August, 1880, he
married to Maggie Kellstadt, daughter of Jacob Kellstadt, who survives
him with one child, a daughter, aged 11 years.
The remains were brought here for interment. Funeral Tuesday
at 2 p.m. from the residence of Jacob Kellstadt, on East Mound street,
interment in Forest Cemetery.
A second obit in a Pick. Co. Newspaper:
Charles R. Ebert died last Sunday morning after a brief illness
of quick consuption at his home in Chicago. Mr. Ebert was for a number
of years employed as clerk and bookkeeper at the store of Siesel &
Rindsfoos in this city, leaving here about 4 years ago for Chicago where
he has since resided. He leaves a wife and hone child a daughter.
The remains were brought to this city for burial, the funeral occurring
Tuesday afternoon from the home of Jacob Kellstadt, Rev. Mantz of the Lutheran
church officiating. Mr. Ebert leaves besides his family two brothers,
Mr. Ed Ebert of this city and Wm. Ebert of Chicago. He was about
40 years old.
Miss Mary Ebert
A non-named Circleville paper copied by Pick. Co. Hist. Soc.
Miss Mary Ebert, aged 70 of 155 E. Mound St. widely-known for her activities
as an employee of Circleville Second National Bank, died at 6:30 a.m.
Thursday in her home following an illness of five months.
Miss Ebert was born March 25, 1883, on E. Main St. in Circleville,
daughter of Charles and Margaret E. Kellstadt Ebert. She never married,
and was the last of her immediate family.
Miss Ebert was graduated by Everts High School in Circleville, was
a charter member of the Circleville Business and Professional Women's Club,
was treasurer of Forest Cemetery Association, trustee of the William Foresman
estate and was associated with Second National Bank for 20 years.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran church and the Von Bora Society of
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Mader Chapel with
the Rev. George S. Schultz officiating. Burial was in Forest
Pall bearers were William Kellstadt, Austin Dowden, Edward A. Hanf,
George M. Meyers, SW. H. Crow and Edwin Walters.
Mrs. Margaret J. Ebert
"No newspaper head and date when this was copied for me at Pick Co.
Hist. Soc., but the date written in by hand is 4-15-85, I have determined
it would 1985; as that is the year of her death."
Mrs. Margaret J. Ebert, 64, Circleville, died today at her residence.
Born March 12, 1921, in Circleville, she was the daughter of Charles A.
and Hazel M. Fee Neff. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church
and an associate of Neff Brothers Electric Co.
Survivors include her mother, Hazel M. Neff, Columbus; her husband
Edward C. Ebert, Circleville; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Christina Kahler,
Ashville; Mrs. Ted (Margaret) Kinney, Dublin; one son, Mark, Circleville;
three sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Maryann) Zeeck, Mount Sterling; Mrs. Max (Nancy)
Spangler, Ashville, Mrs. Noell (Rebecca) Rader, Circleville; five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mader-Reams Funeral
Home with Pastor John Mitternaier officiating. Burial will be in
There will be no calling hours.
"This obit was copied by Pick. Co. Hist. society without the name of
the newspaper; there are several on the page and so it is assumed to be
a Circleville paper, no newspaper was copied as well, however written in
by hand is the date of Jan 22, no year is listed. By checking cemetery
records it has been determined to 1926."
Lorenz Ebert died t the home of his son-in-law, Ora P. Bentley, 123
East High street, Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. o'clock. His death
was due to heart trouble.
The deceased was a tailor by occupation and he worked at his trade
in the city for a number of years. He was born in Baden, Germany
August 15, 1834. He came to this city in 1891. Mr. Ebert was
a widower and is survived by one daughter and three sons.
Mr. Ebert was twice married; his first wife Miss Mary Shrog, whom he
married in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two sons and a daughter, Ida
M. wife of Ora P. Bentley and Lawrence Ebert of Canton were children of
this union. His second wife was Miss Mary Ann Sidell. A son,
Edgar Ebert of Columbus, was a child by this marriage.
Of his immediate family two nephews are living. They are George
Vogel of Ontario, and Charles Vogel of Newark.
The funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, 123 East
High Street, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. G. J. Troutman officiated
burial in Forest Cemetery.
JESSE E. ELLIE, 81, of Lakeland and formerly of Plant City died
Monday. He was a native of Ohio and had lived in Plant City for 33 years
where he had owned a service station. Survivors include a sister, Ruth
Spresser of Lakeland; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Funeral
Home, Planty City.
Published in The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida, USA), October 24, 1979,
Springfield News -Sun Springfield , OH Page 2 section 11 A
Sunday, November 19, 1933
INJURY RESULTS IN DEATH OF MAN
Martin L. French, 78, Of 120 N. Bell av. died Saturday at 8:40
p m. at the City Hospital, where he was taken Thursday following a fall
at his home in which he suffered a broken hip. Surviving are his widow,
Mrs. Laura French. of Dayton four sons John French of the U. S. Army, stationed
at Jeffersonville, Ind., and Clyde, Harold and Orville French, all of Springfield;
and four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Boyer of Dayton, and Mrs.Emma Merriman,
Mrs. Anna Booth and Mrs. Opal Rinker, all of Springfield. The body
was removed to the Coffman Funeral Parlor.
FRENCH -- Martin L. French, 78, of 120 N. Bell Av., died at
the City Hospital Saturday, Nov. 18, 1933 of a fractured hip
suffered in a fall near his home. Funeral services will be held at
the Coffman Funeral home at 2 p m. Tuesday. In charge of the services will
be Rev. F. L. Blevins of the Church of God on Hillside Av. Burial
will be made in the Fletcher Chapel Cemetery.