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Meigs County Telegraph 1912
Sarah C. GOTSCHALL, daughter of Abraham and Catherine GOTSCHALL was born Dec. 15, 1848, In Harrison County, O., died Oct., 26, 1912, aged 63 years, 10 months and 10 days. She was married Jan. 6, 1870 to Wm. J. CHASE. To this union were born six children, five sons viz. Jerry C. of Dayton, O., Millard A. of Carpenter, O., William E., who died June 10th, 1902, Howard W., of Dyesville, Ohio and Athey of Hebron, Ohio. and one daughter, Mrs. Earl CHASE of Pomeroy. She was united with the Presbyterian church at Harrisonville, December, 1886. Weighed down with the cares of her family, her church opportunities were slight, but her home life was a beautiful example of the christian wife and mother, her entire mind being occupied by the thought of the comfort and happiness of her family and friends. In June of this year the family were greatly shocked to learn that Mrs. CHASE was suffering from cancer. She was immediately taken to Columbus for treatment, where she remained some six weeks, during which time she always displayed the same cheerful disposition which surrounded her in her home like. After being brought home she seemed to improve but again the dreaded disease manifested itself and after some weeks of patient suffering she was relieved of her earthly troubles. During her illness she expressed herself to members of her family as being ready for the future and wanted to meet them all in heaven. She is survived by a husband, one brother, Jerry GOTSCHALL, of Harrisonville, and four sisters, Mrs. Owen G. NORTON of Garland, Wyo., Mrs. John STILES, Harrisonville, Mrs. Charles WINN, Rutland and Mrs. Earnest WARNER, Harrisonville, besides fourteen grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted at the house of Col. E. P. BROOKS. Interment in the Wells cemetery at Downington. [Transcribed by Connie Schumaker]
unknown newspaper probably February, 1912
Aged Lady Called Home Mrs. Sarah E. Ralston, widow of McCoy Ralston, and a pioneer resident of Cheshire township, passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 1912, after suffering a paralytic stroke several days previous. Her funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, conducted by Rev. Dungan of Middleport, the interment following in the Gravel Hill cemetery. Mrs. Ralston was born in a log house in Cheshire township on Dec. 23, 1825. Her maiden name was Gaston, and in February, 1847, she was united in marriage with Mr. Ralston. They became the parents of three sons, Morris, Jonathan and Arthur Ralston, and one daughter Lizzie, the wife of Mr. Frank Vanzant, all of Cheshire township save the latter who resides in Meigs County. One sister, Mrs. Cynthia Watts of Cheshire, also survives her. Mrs. Ralston was a member of the Universalist Church and possessed many admirable traits of character. She was possessed of a good education and was of a literary inclination and was a great favorite with a host of friends. 
unknown newspaper March, 1912
MARRIED AT CHESHIRE SURPRISE FRIENDS Clyde R. Harrison of near Rutland and Miss Hannah Russell of Story's Run surprised their many friends Wednesday by journeying to Cheshire and there taking the vows that make them one. Mrs. Harrison is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Russell and enjoys a large number of friends in her locality and is a very pleasing young lady. Mr. Harrison is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harrison and a fine and prosperous young man. The many friends wish them the greatest success in their life's journey. Mrs. Harrison formerly attended High School at Middleport and is well known among the young people of Middleport -- Pomeroy News.
unknown Meigs County newspaper September 15, 1912
Mrs. Mary Radford Dead Mrs. Mary Radford, widow of the late James Radford, died at her home in Chester township, Sunday morning at the age of 84 years. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. John Goeglein, Mrs. Andrew Laubner, and Mrs. Flora Williamson, all of Pomeroy, Charles, Dock and Emma of Chester township. The funeral was held Tuesday from the residence at 1 p.m. conducted by Rev. C. W. Brady of this city and interment will be made in the Chester cemetery. [Transcribed by Kay Williams]
unknown Meigs County newspaper October, 1912
William A. Young William A., son of James B. and Maria Young, was born in Bedford township, Meigs county, Ohio, Mary 27, 1841. His whole life was spent in his native community. His married life being spent in the house in which he died, which house was built by him for such occupancy. He was married to Mary Hollett, April 18, 1869 and to this union three sons and one daughter wer born, of which two sons preceded him in death. When but a young man he gave his heart to God and continued steadfast until death released him from labor and ushered him into rest. He was one of the prime movers in the erection of Holliday chapel of 1869 and has been a trustee and loyal supporter ever since. He was never too busy with the affairs of this life to give due time and attention to his Heavenly Father's business. He was an ardent supporter of all that was right and a fearless denouncer of all that was wrong and has filled many useful positions in his home church. Neither was he unmindful of his duty to his county having served in the Civil war in Co D. 18th O.V.I. regiment three years and received an honorable discharge. He also served his community for many years as a teacher in the public schools, thus training those under his care to be more useful citizens. He will be missed from communtity, church and home. He was an obliging neighbor, a devoted husband and an indulgent parent. After a lingering illness of several months' duration he sank peacefully to rest at an early hour on the morning of October 3, 1912, aged 71 years, 4 months, and 6 days. He leaves a wife, one son and one daughter, four sisters and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He is gone but not forgotten and we believe his influence for good will etend through many future years. The funeral was held Saturday, at Burlingham, conducted by Rev. Arthur McCollough, and interment was made in the Burlingham cemetery. [Transcribed by Kay Williams]
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