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Obituaries from Butler County, Ohio
Part XII

Table of Contents
Hattie Agnes (Clement) BIDDINGER Obituary
Louis A. BROWN Obituary
John M. CLEAVER Obituary
Martha T. CULLEN Obituary
Eliza SNIDER GARDNER Obituary
Mrs. Mabel INLOES Obituary
Eva MACDONALD Obituary
 
 

  • Hattie Agnes (Clement) Biddinger Obituary, 1942

  • Submitted by James W. McDonald

    Hattie Agnes CLEMENT BIDDINGER (1858-1942)

    Hattie Agnes Clement was born Oct. 1, 1858, at Redding, O., the daughter of Augustus and Eliza Clement. When she was a small child the family moved to this community and she spent the remainder of her life here. On April 24, 1888 she was united in marriage to Fred J. Biddinger. To this union was born one child, Ethel Marie. Mrs. Biddinger has made her home with her daughter for the past six years and was with her when she went to be with the Lord on March 31, 1942, at the age of 83 yrs. and 6 mos., after an illness of ten weeks. She leaves to mourn her death, her daughter, Mrs. Will MESSICK; one grandson, Mr. Earl Messick of Nyack, N. Y. and one step son William Biddinger of Cincinnati, O. Also many friends and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, 13 brothers and sisters, and her hsuband.
    Mrs. Biddinger was a member of the First Christian Church of Harrison, O. and found the Lord as her own personal Saviour during her recent illness.
    Card of Thanks
    We wish to express our sincere thanks to all our friends neighbors and relatives for their kindness during the illness and death of our beloved mother and grandmother.
    Especially we wish to thank Miss Blanche KRAUS her kind and faithful nurse; the pallbears:- William Biddinger, Orville Biddinger, George INGALLS, Harry MCDONALD, George MORTASHED and Henry Mortashed and Rev. SLAGLE and Rev. COHAGAN and those who furnished the music.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Messick
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Messick


    Louis BROWN Obituary
    Submitted by James W. McDonald

    Louis BROWN, 76, Dies In Kentucky: 1875-(1951?)

    Louis A. Brown, 76, for many years a prominent Hamilton resident and well-known paper hanger, died early Saturday morning of complications at his residence in Hazel Green, Ky. Mr. Brown had been living at 404 Harrison Ave., when he left Hamilton a year and a half ago.
    He was born Nov. 30, 1875, in Cincinnati, the son of Swayne C. and Elizabeth Joyce Brown. On July 31, 1898, he married Mary A. JEANS, and they would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on Monday.
    A resident of Hamilton most of his life, Mr. Brown had many friends in business and social circles. He was a member of the Painters and Decorators Union, in whose councils he was most active.
    He leaves the widow; two sons, Delmar Brown, Hazel GREEN, and Clifford Brown, Hamilton; two sisters, Mrs. Susan BUTZ, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Birdie ELLENBERGER, Washington, D. C.; six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
    The funeral services and burial will be held in Hamilton under direction fo the David Webb and Sons Funeral Home, S. D St., and Ross Ave., but arrangements are incomplete.


    John M. CLEAVER Obituary
    Submitted by James W. McDonald

    John M. CLEAVER, Deputy 25 Years, Succumbs at 73 (died 1950s?)

    John Merritt Cleaver, 73, 37 N. Seventh St., Butler County deputy sheriff for more than 25 years before his retirement several years ago, died Tuesday at 9:30 p. m. in Mercy Hospital. He had entered the hospital on May 19. Prior to that time he resided in the Greenwood Manor Rest Home since July 7, 1954.
    He leaves a daughter, Vergalene M. Cleaver, Hamilton. His wife, Mrs. Etta M. Cleaver, preceded him in death last March 27.
    Funeral arrangements at the Campbell Funeral Home, 640 High St., are incomplete.


    Mrs. Martha T. Cullen Obituary, Oxford Press, Thursday, March 22, 1956
    Submitted by James W. McDonald

    Hold Last Rites for Mrs. CULLEN

    Services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Marshall-Smith Funeral Home for Mrs. Martha T. "Ressie" Cullen, 77, Morning Sun, who died in Mercy Hosptal Saturday. Burial followed in the Beechwood Cemetery south of Morning Sun.
    Born in Morning Sun, she was the daughter of John and Martha MURDOCK YEAKLE. She operated a boarding home for some time in Dayton. She and her husband, Oliver, moved to Morning Sun in 1922. He died in 1940.
    She leaves a nephew, John Yeakle, Dayton. A brother, Charles Yeakle, who made his home with her, died last December.
    The Rev. Robert DICKSON, pastor of the Morning Sun United Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member was in charge of services.


    Eliza SNIDER GARDNER Obituary, Miltonville, March 3, 1908
    Submitted by Timothy S. Harris (Sep 12 1997)

    Mrs. Eliza Gardner, who died in Hamilton on February 18th, and was buried by the side of her husband in our village cemetery on the 20th, was born near Weston, West Virginia, in April 1825.
    In 1827, her father, Daniel Snider, emigrated with his family to Ohio and settled in Miltonville. In 1832, he moved back to his old Virginia home, and remained there until 1847, when he returned to his former Ohio home, and here he spent the remainder of his days which ended in 1863.
    Her mother was a sister of Michael SIMPSON, who for many years was the leading tailor in Middletown.
    For many years after her marriage to Jacob Miller Gardner, this village was their place of residence, and here they reared their family of seven children.
    On the night of September 1, 1866, during a terrible thunder storm, lightning struck their house, just north of town, and killed their oldest son, Neilson, then in his 19th year, as he lay in bed. In 1829, her uncle, John Simpson, was killed by lightning in his home in the village.
    Her husband, who was a member of Co. G 83rd O. V. I. in the Civil War, died in Hamilton in November, 1896 at the age of 71 (?) years.
    Her paternal grandfather, who was born in Germany, was a soldier of the Revolution, and had his first baptism of fire in the battle of Bunker Hill. Her brother, Perry Snider, who lives in Council Grove, Kan. was in the same company with her husband and was identified with the glorious career of his regiment, known as the GREYHOUNDS, from their first battle at the Arkansas post on January 11, 1863 to their gallant and successful assault on Fort Blakeley, near Mobile, on April 9, 1865, the day on which General Lee surrendered at Appomattox. For gallant and meritorious conduct the regiment was honored with a unanimous vote of thanks by the Ohio legislature -- a rare distinction.
    In the cemetery in which she rests, lie her husband, one son, Neilson, one daughter, Clara, her parents, two sisters, Ellen and Emma, two brothers, Worthington and Leroy, one aunt, Mrs. Mary LAW, seven cousins of the Law family and other more distant relatives.
    She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Martha LONG and Mrs. Melvina BEAUCHAMP of Hamilton; Mrs. Alice WALLACE of California; two sons, Alonzo, of West Middletown, and Edward of Washington, D.C. ; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret VORHIS, of Clermont County, and Mrs. Mary Jane SAULS, of Webb City, Missouri; two brothers, George A. Snider (sic), of Council Grove, Kansas.
    Mrs. Sauls's husband, Thomas E. Sauls, died on June 17, 1907, aged 103 years, 8 months and 30 days.


    Mrs. Mabel INLOES Obituary, July 15, 1957(?)
    Submitted by James W. McDonald

    Mrs. Mabel INLOES Stricken Suddenly

    Mrs. Mabel A. Inloes, 55, 450 N. Washington Blvd., wife of David L. Inloes, died of a heart attack Sunday at 9:15 a. m. at home. Althought she had been ill for some time, death was sudden and unexpected and is a deep shock to family and friends.
    Mrs. Inloes was born in Franklin Co., Ind., on July 24, 1901. She was the daughter of Albert and Anna CLEAVER LAWRENCE. She had been a resident of Hamilton 32 years. Her marriage to Mr. Inloes took place on July 26, 1924, in Okeana.
    Mrs. Inloes had been a teacher for four years in Seven Mile School, and other positions she held included cashier assignments at LeSourdsville cafeteria, and the cafeteria of Seven Mile, Okeana, and Millville schools.

    Macedonia Church
    She was a member of the Macedonia Christian Church, and belonged to these organizations: Willing Worker of the church; Fairfield Grange; Butler County Women's Republican Club; Pythian Sisters of Okeana; Ladies Auxiliary of the Letter Carriers Association.
    Mrs. Inloes was a past president of the Hamilton City Parent Teacher Association. She was active in the Hamilton YWCA.
    Friendly, well liked and well known, Mrs. Inloes took an active part in community life.
    She leaves her husband; a son, Lawrence D. Inloes, Hamilton; a daughter, Mrs. Roy HILEMAN (Vivian Inloes), Chicago; her father, Albert Lawrence, Oxford; two brothers, Franklin A. Lawrence, Chicago, and Carlton M. Lawrence, Oxford; three grandchildren, a nephew, and many friends. A brother, Clayton Lawrence, preceded her in death on May 18, 1956.
    The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Elmer A. Proeschel Funeral Home, 547 Main St., with the Rev. J. Stewart MILL, pastor of the Bromley Christian Church, Bromley, Ky., officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m. Tuesday.
    The Ladies Auxiliary of the Letter Carriers will conduct services Tuesday at 7 p. m. in the funeral home.
     


    Eva MACDONALD Obituary, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1969
    Submitted by James W. McDonald

    Eva MACDONALD Dies At 86

    Mrs. Eva MacDonald, 86, 611 S. Main St., Oxford, died Monday at 4:30 a. m. in McCullough-Hyde Hospital, Oxford.
    She was born in Drewersburg, Ind., Jan. 21, 1883, a daughter of George and Anise SIZELOVE WALTZ. She was married to Harry J. MacDonald and he preceded her in death March 15, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald operated a dry cleaning establishment in Oxford a number of years. Mrs. MacDonald was a member of the Rebekahs and the Kings Daughters.
    She leaves a son, James MacDonald, Dayton; other relatives and friends. Mrs. MacDonald was preceded in death by two brothers John and Jasper Waltz.
    Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. in the Marshall-Smith Funeral Home, Oxford, with the Rev. Robert K. FOSTER, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church, Oxford, officiating.
    Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 3 until 5 and 7 until 9 p. m. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.

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