James Mell was born in Allen county, Ohio, April 18, 1841 and died
his late home, 140 East Pearl street, Dec. 26th, 1899, aged 58 years,
months, and 12 days.
Brother Mell was united in marriage to Levina
S. Shearer, November
16th, 1865, and three children blessed their union, his eldest daughter,
Jettie, having preceded him to the better land. Brother Mell leaves
a son and a daughter and one granddaughter, three brothers and many
friends to mourn their loss.
Brother Mell, with his wife, joined the Christian
Church at West Cairo
under the labors of Elder Martz and lived devoted to this church till
death. he was a great sufferer from a complication of diseases contracted
while in the line of duty in the service of his country from '61 to
he endured all patiently and with that Christian fortitude that
characterized the children of God. He died trusting in the God he served.
Brother Mell was a quiet, peaceable neighbor,
a loving husband and kind
father. His funeral was held at the United Brethren Church, the services
being conducted by Elder D. Lobangh, assisted by the Rev. L. C. Reed,
large and sympathizing congregation being present, including the G.A.R.,
which he was a worthy member.
Mrs. Leviana Mell
Mrs. Leviana Mell, was born July 22nd.,1843 the sixth child of Michael,
and Elizabeth Shearer. In this home there was also three brothers and
sisters all of whom have gone beyond save one brother, Jonas Shearer,
one sister, Sue Shearer.
November the 16th., 1865 occurred the marriage of
Levina Shearer to
James Mell. These two were privileged to live together until twelve
ago when the husband died leaving the wife saddened whose heart death
now gladdened in that she too could be taken with loved ones where
part no more.
To this union there were born three children.
One daughter is dead. The
other children survive her, namely Minnie Mell and James Mell. One
grandchild blessed her life but eleven years ago it too was taken from
earth. One can hardly imagine the happiness that is now hers in that
who were dear to her awaited her coming.
Affliction had been upon Mrs. Mell some months.
The last few weeks she
gradually gave way to the strength of disease. But she was patient
unafraid. She accepted Christ early in her wedded life and until
she was comforted that His promise was sure and that when the end came
blessing of His larger life. Songs of His praise were a source of strength
to her heart and prayer brought a peace that affliction could not disturb.
The end came July 14th, 1913 at the age of 69 years,
11 months, and 22
days. A long life, closed by and easy and hopeful death was hers. It
the kind that makes our faith stronger in that we know her, and it
comforts us as we say to her "Good-bye." - 1913 Obituary
John C. Mell
Obituary from the Unity Herald, Thursday, March 7, 1901
--supplied by John Mell
Died----John C. Mell was born near Centerville O., May 26, 1823, and
Feb. 13, 1901, aged 77 years, 8 months and 17 days.
Mr. Mell emigrated with his father to Allen Co.,O., in 1832,
there until he emigrated to the paradise of the soul.
Mr. Mell and Catherine C. Jones were united in marriage Dec.,2,
which union was blessed with three sons and three daughters, two daughters
of whom preceded him to the home of the blessed. His devoted Christian
also departed this life March 18, 1893.
Brother Mell's vocation has been principally that of a farmer,
was noted for his active interest taken in the general welfare of the
public. He taught school nine years, and was entrusted with the office
Justice of the Peace eighteen years, and was township clerk sixteen
and town treasurer at West Cairo near four years, serving the public
forty-seven years, from which he retired in honorable esteem.
He retired from active farm work and moved to West Cairo in 1893,
resided until his death.
Under the pastorate of Rev. M. Martz, in 1866, Brother Mell united
Christian church at West Cairo, O. His life has been one of devotion
church, and consecration to the cause of Christ, ever loving righteousness
and leaving an exemplary life as a citizen, husband, father and Christian.
Brother Mell was a great student of sacred literature, the Bible
text-book and rule of faith and practice. He served as superintendent
Sunday School near 12 years, at different times. Also Sunday School
32 years. He devoted his Lords's day, February 10, teaching his class
improve the talents committed to their trust, that they finally may
their Lord say, "Well done thou good and faithful servants enter thou
the joy of they Lord." One chief point of growth in grace he said,
have an hour of Prayer every day. His custom was to have family worship
three hundred and sixty-five time a year.
He also was a prominent worker in the township Sunday School
being an officer of the same form some time.
Brother Mell's busy life in this world came to close Wednesday
February 13th, while sitting in his chair at his late home in West
Ohio. His was a busy, useful life that suddenly came to a close apparently
without a struggle or pain.
He leaves to mourn, his sons, Rev. G.R. Mell, J. E. Mell, P.
G. Mell, and
his daughter, Sarah J. Mell, and six grandchildren, two brothers, and
number of other relatives and friends with the church.
The funeral services were held in the Christian church at West
Friday morning, February 15, at 10 o'clock. Eld. Thos. K. Leonard preached
the funeral sermon, followed by Revs. G. B. Garner, W. C. Rimer, L.
I. J. Miller, J. Wright, who offered very appropriate remarks. The
were interred in Gomer Cemetery, Gomer, O. T. K. Leonard, Pastor -
Obituary from the Unity Herald, Thursday, March 7, 1901
Mrs. Elsie H. Nussbaum
Mrs. Elsie H. Nussbaum, 90, of 406 N. West, died Monday at 9:45 A.M.
Memorial Hospital, of an extended illness.
Born in Cairo on Oct. 18, 1881, she was the daughter of Andrew
Elizabeth Morris Mell. She was married to Henry Nussbaum and he died
Survivors include three sons, Richard of Findlay, Ralph of 139
1/2 S. Main
and William of Trenton, Mich.: and a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Elizabeth)
Frysinger of 821 Fairview.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Services will be at 11 A.M. Thursday at Chiles and Sons
Laman West Wayne
Street Chapel. Revs. Virgil Applegate and Willard Thomas will
The burial will be in Salem Cemetery near Westminster. - Lima
Corwin C. Mell
Columbus Grove -- Corwin C. Mell, 75, of Columbus Grove, died at 11:30
Tuesday in Lima Memorial Hospital following a heart attack. He was
Born Dec. 29, 1890, near Cairo, he was a son of A. J. and Elizabeth
Mell. His wife, Agnes, died in 1962.
Surviving are one brother, A. S. Mell of 406 N. West, Lima, and
Mrs. Elsie Nussbaum of 518 1/2 W. spring, Lima.
Services will be 2 P.M. Thursday in Harris Funeral Home. Rev.
will officiate, and burial will be in Osborne Cemetery. Friends may
the funeral home. - The Lima News -- Nov 30, 1966
Andrew Sylvester Mell
Andrew Sylvester Mell, 89, of 406 N. West died Saturday at Memorial
Born Dec. 16, 1879, in Cairo, he was the son of Jack (Andrew
Elizabeth Mell. His wife, Zola Pearl, died in 1965.
He was a retired employee of the Lima Street Department.
Survivors include a son Dewey Mell of 619 Ohio, a daughter, Mrs
(Ruby) DeLong of 406 N. West, a sister, Mrs. Elsie Nusbaum of 602 S.
nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Services will be 1:30 P.M. Monday at Chiles and Sons-Laman West
Street Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery
Friends may call after 7 tonight at the funeral home. - The Lima
News June 28, 1969