Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Veselack, Mary E. "Liz" (Miller)

NORMAL, [IL] — Mary E. “Liz” Veselack, 81, Normal, passed away at 2:12 a.m. Monday (Dec. 14, 2009) at the McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.

A private family memorial service will be Thursday at the Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with inurnment to follow at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. The Rev. Spencer Gillespie will officiate.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 2502 E. College Ave., Bloomington, IL 61704, or the International Music Camp, North Dakota.

Liz was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Manlius, the daughter of William Henry and Sally Rachel Morris Miller. She married Richard D. Veselack on June 10, 1951, in Manlius. He survives.

Also surviving are three children, John (Ellen) Veselack, Los Angles, Calif.; Jane Ann (Paul) Zilmer, Bloomington; and Paul (Anne) Veselack, Libertyville; and six grandchildren, Caleb Zilmer and Andrew Zilmer, both of Medford, Ore.; Esther Zilmer, Bloomington; Teresa Veselack, Libertyville; Kristian Gustafson, San Diego, Calif.; and Isaac Zilmer, Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Liz was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bloomington.

She graduated from Manlius High School in 1946 and later graduated from Illinois State Normal University in 1950, with a bachelor’s degree in music education. She taught elementary school in Morton and LeRoy, and later taught in Michigan and Washington State. She and her husband later returned to Normal, where she was a substitute teacher. Following a move to DeKalb, they moved to North Dakota and returned after a year; later moving to Bloomington in 1968, where she taught third grade at Irving and Washington schools until she retired in 1987. She was a member of the Bloomington Education Association and a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Online condolences may be e-mailed at www.calvertmemorial.com
(Source: Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL; Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12:00 a.m.)

[Note: Liz Veselack was a long time friend of Richard Henthorn. She was an avid genealogist and served at one time as the president of the McLean County, Illinois Genealogical Society. She shared her information about the Hinthorn(e) family with Richard. They worked together to place a hardbound copy of Richard's Hinthorn(e) genealogy in the Society library in Bloomington, Illinois. Richard has fond memories of their collaboration.]

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Henthorn, William Homer

William Homer Henthorn

Born on 6 JUN 1868 at Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH
Died on 20 JUN 1952 at Cameron, Monroe Co., OH
Buried on 22 JUN 1952 at Cameron, Monroe Co., OH, New Cameron Cemetery

William H. Henthorn (age 19) and Elizabeth Ward were married on 23 Oct 1886 in Monroe Co., OH; Sylvester Henthorn made application for license. Consent of father and guardian filed, p. 125. Book 3
(Source: Monroe County Ohio Marriage Extractions - New Martinsville, WV Library - Furnished by Estral Tennant, Ray Alfred Stewart and Betty Cronin)

Census: 1900, in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp., # 83, 84
  • William Henthorn, b. Jun 1863, age 36, married 11 years, b. in OH, father b. in OH, mother b. in OH, farmer
  • Mary E. Henthorn, b. Mar 1865, age 35, married 11 years, mother of 4, 4 living, b. in OH, father b. in OH, mother b. in OH
  • Ethel C. Henthorn, b. Mar 1887, age 13, single, b. in OH, father b. in OH, mother b. in OH
  • George L. Henthorn, b. Aug 1890, age 9, single, b. in OH, father b. in OH, mother b. in OH
  • Franklin S. Henthorn, b. Apr 1892, age 8, single, b. in OH, father b. in OH, mother b. in OH
  • Everett W. Henthorn, b. May 1895, age 5, single, b. in OH, father b. in OH, mother b. in OH
(Note: Census furnished by Gordon Paul. REH)

W.H. Henthorn, 40, (Widower), from Monroe Co., and Sarah E. Erlewine, (Widow), from Monroe Co., were married on 25 Dec 1909 in Monroe Co., OH; W.H. s/o Sylvester & Susanna (Morris) Henthorn; Sarah d/o Asa Truax & Susan (Bowman); p. 298.
(Source: Monroe County Ohio Marriage Extractions - New Martinsville, WV Library - Furnished by Estral Tennant and Ray Alfred Stewart)

OCCUPATION: According to Ruth Shuck, William and Ellen Henthorn operated a boarding house hotel at Cameron, Monroe Co., OH.

MARRIAGE: William Henthorn (67) (3rd marriage) and Velma V. Palmer (40) were married on 28 Jun 1937 at Monroe Co., OH. William s/o Sylvester Henthorn and Susanna Morris; Velma d/o William Palmer and Melzenia Truex (Truax)
(Furnished by Ray Alfred Stewart)

OBITUARY: William Henthorn Dies
William Henthorn, son of Sylvester and Susanna Morris Henthorn was born June 6, 1868 and departed this life on June 20, 1952 being at the time of his death 84 years and 13 days of age.

On October 23rd, 1886 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Ward and to this home four children were born: Mrs. Ethel Cox of Martins Ferry, and Everett Henthorn of Beallsville. George and Frank are deceased. His wife departed this life on February 13, 1908.

On December 22, 1909 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Ellen Erlewine who preceded him in death in January 1933. On June 28, 1937 he was married to Miss Velma Palmer and to this union one child was born, Ella, of the home.

In his early youth he became a member of the Church of Christ at Cameron and was faithful in attending church services as long as health permitted. He was baptized by Brother Arnold. He was a kind father, devoted husband and a good neighbor.

Surviving are his wife, three children; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Case of Cleveland and Mrs. Loretta Veirheller of New Comerstown and one brother, John Henthorn of Cameron.

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me.
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.

Funeral services were conducted by Minister J.V.A. Traylor at the Cameron Church of Christ, Sunday afternoon June 22. Burial was made in the Cameron cemetery.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping)

William Henthorn, 84, a retired Monroe county, O[hio], farmer, died at his home at Cameron, O., yesterday noon. The body is at the Bauer & Turner funeral home at Woodsfield, where brief services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. followed by additional services at the Cameron Church of Christ. Minister J.V.A. Traylor will officiate and burial will be in the Cameron cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Cox of Martins Ferry, and Miss Ella Henthorn of the home, a son Everett of Cameron, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Case of Cleveland and Mrs. Loretta Vierheller of New Comerstown, O., and a brother, John Henthorn of Cameron, O.
(Source: Wheeling Intelligence, Saturday, June 21, 1952, p. 11)

In Memoriam

In loving memory of William H. Henthorn who passed away June 20, 1952.

Peaceful be they rest, dear Father
It is sweet to breathe thy name
In life we loved you dearly
In death we do the same.

In our hearts your memory lingers
Always tender, fond and true,
There is no a day dear Father
That we do not think of you.

Rest on, dear Father, thy labor is o'er
Thy willing hands will toil no more
For God at last knew what was best
So He took you home with Him to rest.

Sadly missed by wife and daughter, Mrs. Velma Henthorn and daughter, Ella.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping)

William Homer Henthorn is buried in Row 8, Position 5 (starting from the back left corner) of the New Cameron Cemetery, near Cameron, OH. The stone reads: HENTHORN; FATHER; William H.; 1868-1952; MOTHER; ELIZABETH; 1865 - 1908
(Cemetery survey furnished by Ruth Shuck, confirmed by Nov 1994 photograph furnished by Delbert Henthorn)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Henthorn Genealogy Website

Check the Sunday posting (6 Dec 2009) on my Henthorn Website News blog for the announcement of my new Henthorn Genealogy site on Google sites.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yoho, Thomas Homer

BYESVILLE [OH] --- Thomas Homer Yoho, 72, retired farmer of Byesville R. D. 1 [OH] died at St. Francis Hospital late Thursday night. The body was removed to Herlan-McGaughy Funeral Home.

A son of Mr. and Mrs. William Yoho, he was born in Noble County [OH] on July 3, 1883. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are his widow, Ethel; a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Williams of Byesville; a son, Herbert Yoho of Gainesville, Fla.; six step-children, Mrs. Martha Berry of Marietta, Mrs. Wanda Hamilton of Byesville R. D. 1, Lewis, David and Richard Wilson, all of Byesville, and Clifford Wilson of Gallipolis; two grandchildren, and seven step-grandchildren.

His parents, three brothers and a sister are deceased.
(6 Oct 1955, Furnished by Terry Willis)

Yoho, Rosa (Foehrenbach)

Mrs. Rosa Yoho, daughter of Jacob and Lousia Foehrenbach, was born near Woodsfield, Ohio April 13, 1887, and died at Drumright, Oklahoma, Jan 7, 1919 at the age of 31 years, eight months and 24 days.

On December 27, 1904, she was united in marriage to Mr. Mellville Yoho and to this union were born two children, Vada, aged 10 and Ruben aged 7.

Death was the result of an attack of pneumonia. She leaves to mourn her early and sudden death her husband and two children, father and mother, two brothers, Geo W. and Walter M. Foehrenbach, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Buchanan. Also a large number of relatives and friends.

The funeral took place Monday afternoon, January 13, from the residence of her parents. Burial at Buchanan Cemetery. Rev. A.H. Knipping of the Evangelical Church at Woodsfield, conducted the funeral.
(16 Jan. 1919 Spirit of Democracy Woodsfield Ohio, Furnished by Terry Willis)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Johnson, Mary I. (Yoho)

ORD [NE] -- Mary I. Johnson, 82, of Ord, [NE] died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at the Valley County Hospital in Ord [NE].

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ord Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Debra Thompsett-Welch will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services.

Mrs. Johnson was born July 24, 1920, at Cumberland, Ohio, to Tom and Sarah (Phelps) Yoho.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Johnson.

Survivors of the immediate family include a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Don Kasper of Ord; and a sister, Mable Fitzgerald of Beverly, Ohio.
(4 Jan 2003 Ord, NE to Cambridge Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, Furnished by Terry Willis)

Yoho, Susannah (Lashley)

CALDWELL [OH] --- DEC. 8 [1945] -- Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. at the Mt. Ephraim Methodist Church for Mrs. Susannah Yoho, 76, widow of the late Lewis Yoho, who died at the the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Way, Canton, [OH] Thursday of heart ailment.

She was born in Guernsey County [OH] near the Noble County line, a daughter of Phillip and Evaline Lashley. Her husband died three years ago. She was the last member of her family and a member of the Kennonsburg Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Way, Canton and Mrs. H. A. Hamilton, Mansfield; two sons, Karl of the home and Marvin Yoho, Congress, O., seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to Caldwell where friends may call. Rev. Floyd Gaugler, Senecaville, will contact rites and burial will be made in Kennonsburg Cemetery.
(Sat. 8 Dec. 1945 Cambridge Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, Furnished by Terry Willis)

Yoho, John W.

CUMBERLAND, O[H]--OCT. 16--- John W. Yoho, 76-year-old retired coal miner, died at 8:30 o'clock last night at his home in Cumberland [OH] following a long illness of complications.

A native of Noble County, he had lived in the Cumberland community most of his life. He was a member of the Cumberland Methodist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna Yoho, of the home; three sons, Homer Yoho, of Noble, and Thomas and Charles Yoho, of Cumberland; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Smith of Stafford, Mrs. Elmer Beckett of Columbus and Mrs. Harry Reynolds of Reynoldsburg and 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the Tom Funeral Home in Cumberland with the Rev. Van Syoc officiating. Burial will be in the Cumberland Cemetery.
(Thursday 16 Oct. 1941 Cambridge Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, Furnished by Terry Willis)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pearson, Sara J. (Yoho)

NEWCOMERSTOWN [OH] --- Sara J. Pearson, 64, of Newcomerstown, [OH] died Monday (March 24, 2003) at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newcomerstown, following a brief illness.

She was born May 27, 1938, in Cambridge, [OH] daughter of the late Reed and Alice L. (Stone) Yoho.

Mrs. Pearson was a 1956 graduate of Cambridge High School, where she served as class valedictorian. She studied electronics and technical courses following graduation.

She was employed as an auditor in the quality assurance department of NCR in Cambridge, for more than 20 years. She was also employed as an operator for General Telephone in Cambridge, Wilmington and Gallipolis and worked for American General Insurance in Coshocton.

She was a member of the former Westminster Presbyterian (Unity) Church in Cambridge, Newcomerstown Women of the Moose, Chapter 29, and was a social member of Thomas Montgomery Post 431 in Newcomerstown American Legion.

She enjoyed gardening, shopping, reading and working on crossword puzzles.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles J. Kail.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Keith G. (Jacqueline) Hultz of Newcomerstown; three sons, David A. Pearson of Parkersburg, W.Va., Steven C. (Jennifer R.) Pearson of Gahanna and John M. (Selena R.) Pearson of West Lafayette; seven grandchildren, Chris Pearson serving with the U.S. Navy in the Dominican Republic, Sara Hultz of Newcomerstown, Jocelyn Miller of West Lafayette, and Steven C. Pearson Jr., Matthew R. Pearson and Kassidy A. Pearson all of Gahanna.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday and from 10 to 11 A.M. Friday at Ourtant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown, where services will follow at 11 A.M. with the Rev. Glen Shedlock officiating. Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge [OH].
(Furnished by Terry Willis)

Christopher, Rachel Ann (Yoho) Danford

Mrs. Rachel Ann Danford Christopher, 59, died Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock at her home in Mt. Ephraim [OH] following an extended illness lasting several weeks.

Mrs. Christopher was born Nov. 27, 1876, near Mt. Ephraim [OH] the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Stevens Yoho. In 1906 she was united in marriage to Robert Danford, who died Sept. 2, 1918 and on June 2, 1926. she was married E.A. Christopher, who survives. She spent her entire life in the Mt. Ephraim vicinity with the exception of 12 years. when she lived near Caldwell.

Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Miley, of the home; one brother, John Y. Yoho of Mt. Ephraim; one sister, Mrs. Martha Gregg of Akron, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Mt. Ephraim M.E. Church of which she was a member, by Rev. Herbert Shiltz, of Clarington, a former pastor. Interment will be made in Mt. Ephraim Cemetery.
(Tuesday 7 April 1936 Cambridge Jeffersonian, Cambridge Ohio, Furnished by Terry Willis)

Yoho, Peter

Peter Yoho -- The subject of this sketch was the second son of a family of nine children of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob and Rachel Yoho, all of whom having preceding him to the great beyond, expect two sisters, Cynthia and Mrs. John Tucker.

He was born near Kennonsburg [OH] on the 24th day of September, 1841 and died about 11:30 A.M., March 4, 1920 at his home on the farm near Mt. Ephriam, being seventy-eight years, five months and ten days old. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Stevens on December 23, 1869 and to this union were born children, Mary C. having died in infancy. He leaves his death, his wife, one son, John W., Mrs. Martha Gregg of Akron, Mrs. Anna Danford of the home, also three grandchildren and host of other relatives and friends.

Well does anyone having had personal acquaintance with Mr. Yoho know that he was a kind and loving husband and father, an honorable and upright individual and of whom all his neighbors held in high esteem, and by his departure the neighbor has lost a citizen with a standard to which many might well be proud to have attained and which will greatly missed, as he was both a contributor to its welfare and to the church as well, and in his life do we find what the world would designate as a home man by his presence, always being being found there expect when duty called him away. But now the friends are brought to say feel as well that.

A precious one from them is gone,
A voice they loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in their home
Which never can be filled.
--- a neighbor.
(Wed. 31 March 1920 Noble County Leader, Caldwell, Ohio, Furnished by Terry Willis)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Yoho, Mrs. Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Yoho, aged ninety years, widow of Peter Yoho, died last Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Christopher, in Mt. Ephraim, [OH] following an illness from ailments incident to her advanced years.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Christopher, and Mrs. Martha Gregg of Akron. One brother, John W. Yoho of Seneca Township, and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Watts, of Illinois and Mrs. Nancy Ressegger of Bellaire, Ohio.

Funeral services were held at the Christopher home, Tuesday afternoon, and interment was made in the Mt. Ephraim Cemetery.
(Summerfield News, Wed. 4 Sept. 1935, Noble County Leader [Caldwell, OH], Furnished by Terry Willis)

Yoho, Raymond A.

Raymond A. Yoho, 70, of 1246 Marquand Ave., died at 5:10 A.M. today (Feb. 9, 1988) at Guernsey Memorial Hospital [Cambridge, OH].

He was born Dec. 29, 1917, in Parkersburg, W. Va., son of the late Olvin and Daisy Meighen Yoho. He was a member of Beckett Avenue United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of NCR.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

On Oct. 12, 1940 he married Helen J. Beynon, who survives. He also leaves one daughter, Mrs. Arnold (Connie) Williams of Byesville; one brother, Haven Yoho of Lore City; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday at Thorn Funeral Home, where services will be at 1 P.M. Thursday with the Rev. Robert Mattern officiating. Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery [Cambridge, OH].
(9 Feb. 1988 Cambridge Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, Furnished by Terry Willis)

Cain, Ruth B. (Yoho)

Services for Mrs. Ruth B. Cain, 69, of 427 N. Eight Street, will be 1 P.M. Tuesday at Thorn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery [Cambridge, OH].

Friends may call at the funeral home 7 to 9 P.M. today.

Mrs. Cain died at 11:20 A.M. Sunday (Feb. 12, 1984) at Guernsey Memorial Hospital [Cambridge, OH].

She was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Olivn [sic, Alvin H.] and Daisy Meighen Yoho.

She was member of First Christian Church and retired after 23 years as a nurses aide at Guernsey Memorial Hospital.

She was married Dec. 3, 1936 to Thomas F. Cain who died Jan. 20. One son, one brother and two sisters are also deceased.

Mrs. Cain leaves three brothers, Haven Yoho, of Lore City, Auretus [sic] Yoho and Raymond Yoho, both of Cambridge; one sister, Mrs. Beulah Jones of Wheeling, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews.
(Furnished by Terry Willis)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yoho, Haven W.

SENECAVILLE [OH] --- Haven W. Yoho, 79, of Lore City, [OH] died Tuesday (March 31, 1992) at his home.

He was born Dec. 18, 1912, in Buffalo, son of the late Oliver and Daisy Meighen Yoho. He was a former employee at Cambridge Mental Health and Developmental Center, attended Cambridge Business College and was a veteran of World War II. He attended Lore City United Methodist Church and was a member of American Legion, Columbus and DAV Chapter 28.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Mr. Yoho leaves his wife, Ada Harding Yoho, whom he married Oct. 29, 1947; two sons, Larry L. Yoho of Houston, Texas and Clarnece Yoho of Coos Bay, Ore.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Jo Ann) Bond of Caldwell and Mary Trainer of Quaker City; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Thursday at Meek Funeral Home, Senecaville, where services will be at 1 P.M. Friday with the Rev. Rick Burkhart officiating. Burial will be in Saleville Cemetery.
(Furnished by Terry Willis

Yoho, Aretus Grant

Services for Aretus Grant Yoho, 77, of Cambridge, [OH] who died at 4:20 A.M. Friday (March 14, 1986) at the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe will be Monday at 11 A.M. at Scott Funeral Home with Monsignor Patrick Maher officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Sunday.

Mr. Yoho was born Jan. 13, 1909, in Buffalo, son of the late Oliver and Daisy Meighen Yoho. He was an employee of Home Oil Co., worked as a groundskeeper at Salt Fork State Park and was a member of local VFW Post 2901.

He leaves his wife, Mary Martha Meanor Yoho; two sons, William J. Yoho and Timothy J. Yoho, both of Westerville; one daughter, Mary Margaret Scott of Cambridge; three grandsons; two brothers, Haven Yoho of Lore City and Raymond Yoho of Cambridge; and one sister, Beulah Jones of Wheeling, W.Va.
(Sat. March 15, 1986 Cambridge Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, Furnished by Terry Willis)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Yoho, Reed

Reed Yoho, of Cleveland, [OH] died Sunday (Oct. 4, 1981) at 2:14 A.M. at Lutheran Medical Center, Cleveland, following a lingering illness.

He was born March 1, 1903, in Buffalo, son of the late Oliver H. and Daisy Meighen Yoho. He was a retired machinist.

He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Joyce) Mayle of Euclid and Mrs. Sarah Jane Pierson of Newcomerstown; three brothers, Raymond and Aretus, both of Cambridge and Haven of Lore City; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters are deceased.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 P.M. at Thorn Funeral Home, where the Rev. Arthur Williams will conduct the funeral Tuesday at 1 P.M. Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery [Cambridge, OH].
(Monday 5 Oct. 1981 Cambridge Jeffersonian, Cambridge, OH, Furnished by Terry Willis)

Yoho, Daisy Frances (Meighen)

Mrs. Daisy Frances Yoho, 62, died Wednesday died [10 Sept. 1947] at 9:30 P.M. at her home at 925 Brown Ave., after an illness lasting five months.

Born Feb. 23, 1885, in Cannonsburg, [OH] she was a daughter of John and Mary Meighen. She was a member of the First Methodist Church here and lived 22 years in Cambridge [OH].

Mrs. Yoho leaves seven children as follows; Mrs. Albert Jones, Wheeling, W.Va.; Reed, Cleveland and Aretus, Mrs. Raymond Jennings, Haven, Mrs. Thomas Cain and Raymond of this city; Two sisters, Mrs. Benjamin Unklesbay and Mrs. John Dingus, of Senecaville; and 13 grandchildren also survive. One daughter and three brothers are deceased.

The body was taken to the Corwin Funeral Home.
(Furnished by Terry Willis)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Yoho, Alvin H.

Alvin H. Yoho, 86, of Cambridge [OH] died at 9:05 P.M. Saturday [May 1, 1964] at Guernsey Memorial Hospital [Cambridge, OH]. He was born May 2, 1878, son of Samuel and Marian Yoho, and was a retired coal miner. His wife, the former Daisy Meighen, died in 1947.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Jennings and Mrs. Ruth Cain of Cambridge and Mrs. Beulah Jones of Wheeling; four sons, Haven of Lore City, Reed of Akron, Raymond and Aretus of Cambridge; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Thorn Funeral Home here 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be held at the funeral home at 1 P.M. Tuesday with Rev. Keith Price officiating. Burial will be in Kennonsburg Cemetery.
(Furnished by Terry Willis)

Yoho, Samuel

Samuel Yoho, died at his home near Kennonsburg [OH] last Saturday, [22 Jul 1911] aged sixty-one years.

The deceased is survived by his wife and three sons. The funeral was held Monday, followed by burial in the Kennonsburg Cemetery.
( Wed. 26 July 1911 Noble County Leader, [Caldwell, OH], furnished by Terry Willis)

Yoho Week

Yoho Week

I found enough Yoho family obituaries on a floppy disk to allow me to easily do a week of postings to this blog. My thanks to researcher, Terry Willis, who shared the information with me several years ago.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stevens, William Murray

Born - 12 Aug 1859 IA
Died - 28 Feb 1949
Bur. - Feb 1949 Sumner, Chariton, MO
Note - Sarah E. Conger

RELATIONSHIP: Sarah E. Conger married her first cousin, William Murray Stevens. Their common ancestor was their grandfather, Moses Conger. The father of Sarah E. Conger was George Washington Conger the brother of the Sarah Conger the mother of William Murray Stevens.

RESIDENCES: As of Feb 1915, Sarah Stevens of Sumner, MO

sp- William Murray STEVENS
Born - 18 Dec 1854 Centerville, Appanoose, IA
Mar. - 18 Sep 1881 Chariton, MO
Died - 5 Sep 1938 Chariton, MO
Bur. - Sep 1938 Sumner, Chariton, MO, Lakeside Cemetery
Son of Delarmer Theodore STEVENS & Sarah Anne CONGER
Note - William Murray Stevens

Problem: How was his middle name spelled, Murray, Murry, Murrary?

Problem: A birth date of 18 Dec 1854 has been listed. CFA II, p. 430 lists, Abt. 1860. He probably wasn't born in the same year as his brother Eli.

MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: 18 Sep 1887 according to CFA II, p. 430

MARRIAGE: LDS record page 5481 - Sarah E. Conger married William M. Stevens, 18 Sept 1881, Chariton Co., Mo.. (d/o George Washington Conger)
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)

RELATIONSHIP: William Murray Stevens and his wife, Sarah E. Conger, were 1st cousins. Their common ancestor was Moses Conger.

WILLIAM M. STEVENS, the son of D.T. and Sarah Stevens, was born in Appanoose County, near Centerville, Iowa, Dec. 18, 1854, and died Sept 5, 1938 aged 83 years, 8 months and 18 days.

[He] Came to Missouri 20 years ago. He married Sept 18, 1881 [sic, 1887 listed elsewhere] to Sarah Conger. To this union were born, one son, Clyde Stevens. Survived by the son, wife, two grandsons, 1 brother, R.M. Stevens of Brewster. Washington.

Buried Lakeside Cemetery.
(Source: unknown newspaper, probably dated, Friday, 9 Sep 1938, provided by Chariton Co., Mo., Historical Society in Salisbury to Joyce Posey)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Yoho, Thomas Lindsey


Thomas Lindsey Yoho 66, a resident of Woodlands RD 1 [WV], was found dead yesterday morning at his home.

He was a member of the Clouston church and was a prominent resident of Marshall county.

Surviving are his wife Ella Marcella Yoho; two daughters, Ruth Cozart of Proctor, and Olive Marcum, of Pontiac, Mich.; a son, Dr. Noel Yoho of Moundsville; two brothers, Okey and Joe Yoho both of Moundsville; and a sister Mrs. Sue Coffield of New Martinsville, and four grandchildren. The body is at the Lutes funeral home, 1109 Second street. It will be removed to the late home this evening, where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. E. P. Schaich of the Moundsville Christian Church will be in charge. Interment will be in Fairview church cemetery, Franklin district.

(Source: Moundsville Daily Echo - 1 July 1952 - furnished by Clarice Stanley)

Note: The obituary says found dead "yesterday morning" - but Court House Record shows 1 July 1952. Did he actually die June 30, 1952? I checked my Computer Calendar for 1952 and July 1, 1952 is Tuesday! We could check Social Security Records. I assume date of the Echo was 1 July 1952, as that is the way Vernon Anderson recorded all the dates of the newspaper, on the back of the pages he copied. 1 July 1952 is the date of the Echo in this instance. (Clarice Stanley)

Swann, Madeline Elizabeth (Yoho)

Madeline Elizabeth Swann, 77, Cadiz, [OH] died Friday, March 30, 2001 at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz. She was born Feb. 2, 1924 in New Athens, a daughter of the late Ernest Yoho and Bessie Thornton Yoho. She was a retired cook for the former R&F Coal Company, Cadiz, a member of East Warren Street Church of Christ, Cadiz, a member of Cadiz Business and Professional Women's Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jerome, Jim and Friend Yoho; two sisters, Lucy Matthews and Joan Cresta. Surviving are her husband, Earl Swann whom she married on May 25, 1946; two sons, Robert "Bob" Swann of Cadiz and David Swann of New Athens; a daughter, Donna Turley of Uniontown,; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother, Ed Yoho of Cadiz, two sisters, Bea Walters of Cadiz and Edna Mae Donley of LaMacia, Calif.

Friends will be received today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, 10 a.m. to noon at Clark Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, with Evangelist Howard Hallmark officiating. Burial follows in Cadiz Union Cemetery.

(Source: Times Leader, Martins Ferry, OH - Sun. Apr 1, 2001, furnished by Clarice Stanley)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tucker, Erby (Conger)

The Tifton Gazette
Tifton, Georgia
Page 2A, Thursday, March 20, 2003

Moultrie - Erby Conger Tucker, 89, of Ty Ty, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at Phoebe Worth Medical Center in Sylvester [GA].

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Salem Baptist Church. The Rev. Hayward Tomblin will officiate. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chad Griffin, Jimmy Tucker, David Morris, Waymon Conger Jr., Waymon Conger and Perry Conger.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Born Feb. 10, 1914, in Worth County, Mrs. Tucker was the daughter of Allen Conger and Fannie Kendall Conger, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Tucker, and by one son, Stanley H. Tucker.

Mrs. Tucker was a homemaker and a member of the Jehovah's Witness faith.

She is survived by one son, Wayne Tucker and wife, Jeanie, of Hobe Sound, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Hamilton of Jacksonville, Fla., and Barbara Allen Martin and husband, James, of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Mary Tucker of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Hank Conger and wife, Agnes, and Bo Conger and wife, Ruth, all of Ty Ty; three sisters-in-law, Clara, Flora and Leila Ann Conger; 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home in Moultrie is in charge of arrangements.

Burial: March 21, 2003, Salem Baptist Church, Tift County, GA
Cause of Death: heart attack

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Gillette, Bernetha J. (Hinthorn)

CHESTER, Neb. --- Bernetha J. Gillette, 86, Chester, [NE] died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at a Deshler, Neb., nursing home.

Mrs. Gillette taught school in Nebraska at Blue Hill, Beatrice, Chester and Byron and was the home extension agent in Hastings and Chadron, Neb.

She was born Nov. 21, 1915, in Chester, to Raymond M. Hinthorn and Myrtle Mae Emery Hinthorn. She was raised in Chester and attended Chester public schools. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1938 and did graduate work at Colorado State University, Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska.

Mrs. Gillette was a member of the United Methodist Church in Chester.

She married James A. Gillette on Jan. 17, 1959. He died May 18, 1987.

Survivors include two stepsons, Orville Gillette, Mesa, Ariz., and Larry Gillette, Tipton, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Roberta Dalsing, Pueblo West, Colo., and Janice Koll, Marysville, Kan.; and 10 stepgrandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Chester United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Chester cemetery. Mrs. Gillette will lie in state from 9 a.m. to noon today at Bachelor- Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home in Chester.

Henthorn, Melba (Mayo)

Henthorn, Melba 56, Wentzville, MO, October 26, 2009.

Beloved wife of Fred Henthorn; loving mother of Veronica (Jeff) Aldridge; beloved daughter of Louise Mayo (nee Fair) and the late Wayford Mayo; dear sister of Ray, Anthony (Carol), Dale (Jannie), and Carol Mayo; loving grand-aunt of Nicholas Stewart; dear sister of the late Bob Mayo and Wyevona Dickie Stewart; survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services: Funeral service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31 at Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville, MO. Interment private at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 9:00 a.m. till the service at PITMAN FUNERAL HOME, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Brothers, Stephen Wesley

Stephen Wesley Brothers

Birth Date: 24 Oct 1876, Cameron,Monroe,Ohio
Death Date: 9 Aug 1967, Warren,Trumbull,Ohio
Burial Date: 12 Aug 1967, Warren,Trumbull,Ohio,Crown Hill Cemetery

Mineral Ridge, [OH] - Stephen W. Brothers. 90 of 363 N. Main St., died of uremic poisoning at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday at the Glenn View Manor Nursing Home after 10 month illness.

Born Oct. 24, 1876, in Monroe County OH, a son of James and Caroline Boughner Brothers, he retired in 1954 from Youngstown Steel Car, where he had been a storeroom keeper.

He was the oldest member of the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ and had served 33 years as Sunday School superintendent, Mr. Brothers was the first master and the last of the three founders of Meander Grange, He held all seven degrees and had served four times as master of the Grange.

Mr. Brothers was a member of Mineral Ridge Lodge 497, IOOF, Golden Age Club of Niles, and served on the Weatherfield Twp. board of education from 1934 - 38.

His wife Hattie Hinton Brothers, died in 1935. He leaves one son, Gerald E., of Warren; a daughter, Mrs Thelma Stillwell, of Columbiana; 19 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren. A son, Paul was killed in Africa in World War II.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ. The body will lie in state one hour before the service. Friends may call tonight and Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel.

Interment will be in Crownhill Cemetery. The Rev. Joseph Fleshman will officiate.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Drake, Margene L. (Henthorn)

Margene L. (Henthorn) Drake
August 27, 1959 ~ October 18, 2008

From: Mount Vernon, Ohio
Visitation: Thursday, October 23, 2008 from 10:00-11:00 A.M.
First Church of God on Pine Street
Funeral: Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.
First Church of God on Pine Street

Margene L. (Henthorn) Drake, age 49, of Mount Vernon, [OH] died Saturday October 18, 2008 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following a heart attack on October 15, 2008 at her residence. Margene was born August 27, 1959 in Rome, New York and served four years in the United States Navy where she was an Aviation Electronics Specialist. Following her military service, she was employed at Bell Grumman Helicopter in Dallas, Texas and then at East Texas State University as a computer technician.

She was a member of the AMVETS and Colonial City Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was also a disc jockey in the Mount Vernon area known to many by her D. J. name “Hot Flash”.

Surviving are her parents Gene G. “Happ” Henthorn Sr. and Margaret (Allison) Henthorn both of Mount Vernon; her son Christopher Hughes of Dallas, Texas, her maternal grandmother Myrtle Allison of Jasper, Indiana and her brother Gene Gilbert Henthorn II of Easley, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Henthorn.

A service celebrating the life of Margene L. Drake will be Thursday October 23, 2008 at 11 AM at the First Church of God, 10 Pine Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio with Rev. William Fulda officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Margene L. Drake.

Henthorn, Arlene M. (Seibel)

Arlene M. Henthorn

Arlene M. Henthorn, 97, formerly of Palmer Township, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009 in Country Meadows, Bethlehem Township. Born: July 25, 1911 in Easton, [PA] she was a daughter of the late Walter E. and Lila Houck Seibel.

Her husband, Elwood R., died July 1, 1992.

Arlene enjoyed crocheting, cooking, bowling and playing cards.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Easton and a former member of the Easton Exchangettes.

Survivors: Two cousins, Edwin C. and Alvin W. Houck, both of Easton; a brother-in-law, Karl Henthorn and his wife Barbara, of Hughesville, PA; a dear friend, Helena Perazzetti; nieces and nephews. A brother, Harold Seibel, died earlier.

Services: Will be held at 11am Friday in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Call Friday 10-11am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Eismon, Susan Ann (Yoho)

Washington Lands Teacher Eismon Dies

Susan Ann (Yoho) Eismon, a third-grade teacher at Washington Lands Elementary School, Marshall County, [WV] died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, [WV]. She was 52.

A resident of Wheeling, she was born on January 11, 1945, Richmond, VA, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David (Betty Jayne) Yoho, Sr. of Singer Island, FL.

She was a member of St. Matthew Episcopal Church, Wheeling and a member of Chi Omega at WVU.

She started teaching in 1967. In addition to teaching at Washington Lands Elementery School, she also taught at Boggs Run, Big Wheeling Creek, Glen Dale, and Sanford Elementary schools.

She was a 1963 graduate of Moundsville High School. She earned her undergraduate degree in 1967 from West Virginia University, where she also received her masters degree. She had 60 hours of continuing education for her teacher certification.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Daniel G.; a son, Patrick G. of Wheeling; a daughter, Ann Eismon O'Boyle of Bowling Green, KY; a brother, David Yoho, Jr, of Moundsville.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend services at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, with the Rev. Mark Seitz officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard. Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeling Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 51 11th Street, Wheeling.
(Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Wheeling, WV, 8 Mar 1997 - furnished by T. Vernon Anderson)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Yoho, Floyd R.

Ex-Deputy, Lawmaker is Dead at 99

Private services will be held for Floyd R. Yoho, a former deputy sheriff of Marshall County [WV] who served four terms on the West Virginia Legislature as a delegate of Marshall County, who died Saturday [21 Jul 1990] in Mound View Health Care Center. He was 99.

A resident of Moundsville, he was born May 21, 1891, in Marshall County, a son of the late John and Kathleen Franklin Yoho.

Yoho, who served eight years as deputy sheriff, also served three terms on Moundsville City Council. He was retired owner-operator of the former Shepherd & Yoho Grocery Store in Moundsville; a member of Simpson Methodist Church, Moundsville; an Army veteran of World War I; a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Shepherd Yoho; a brother, Blair; a sister, Georgia Yoho Mason. Surviving are a son, Dr. David E. Yoho of Singer Island, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Janice) Gallaher of Gaithersburg, MD; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville.
(Source: Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV, 23 Jul 1990)

Garner, Henry T.

Born - 30 Mar 1882 Proctor, Wetzel, WV
Died - 17 May 1962 New Martinsville, Wetzel, WV
Bur. - 20 May 1962 Antioch, Wetzel, WV, Antioch Cemetery

BIRTH: Garner, Henry T. bn Mar 30, 1882, w/m bn Wetzel Co, parents J. Garner and M.J. Garner rpted by J. Garner
Source: General Index and Register of Births, Wetzel Co., WV - furnished by Darlene Bacon)

CENSUS: 1900, in Wetzel Co., WV, Proctor District, 138
Alexander Hall, Oct 1862, 37, 13 years, WV WV WV, farmer
Martha J., Jun 1853, 46, 3/3, WV PA EG
Cephas J., sn, Feb 1888, 12, WV WV WV, farm lab.
Esther, Aug 1889, 10, WV WV WV
Garner, Henry J. [sic], step-son, May 1882, 18, WV WV WV, farm lab.
Godard [sic], Sarah, co, Aug 1881, 18, WV WV WV, servant
[Does "co" in the entry for Sarah Godard indicate "cousin?"]
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)

MARRIAGE: Henry T Garner age 19 b Wetzel Co, WV res Wetzel Co, WV
Della Sharp age 19 b Wetzel Co, WV res Wetzel Co, WV
mrd 7 Apr 1901 at New Dale, WV by Samuel Furbee
info given by Jessie Sharp & Alex Hale
(Source: Wetzel Co., WV Marriages - Extracted from Marriage Licenses;
LDS Film #839985, Vol. 10, Page 190 - Extracted by Darlene Bacon)

RESIDENCES: Farm on Paugh Ridge, where the Paugh Cemetery is located

BIOGRAPHY: Ethel Briggs reports that Henry Garner had quite a temper. He shot and killed a neighbor by the name of Dunham. He did time for the crime. He later returned to his farm and lived there until his death.

DEATH: Cerebral hemorrhage

Garner, Henry T. w/m d. May 17, 1962 age 80y, d. New Martinsville, of Cerebral Hemorrhage
parents John Garner and Martha Coffield, married, rpted by Della Sharp Garner.
(Source: General Index and Register of Deaths, Wetzel County, WV - Extracted by Darlene Bacon)

Henry T. Garner, 80, of Proctor [WV] Rt. 2 retired sawmill operator, passed away in the Wetzel County Hospital May 17 following a lengthy illness. Born near Proctor, March 30, 1882, he was the son of John and Martha Coffield Garner.

He is survived by his wife, Della Sharp Garner.

Other survivors include two nephews: Homer Hall of McMechen, Earl Hall, Wheeling. Two nieces: Mrs. Bessie Truax and Mrs. Helen Burkhart, both of Wheeling.

Mr. Garner was a member of the Antioch Christian Church.

Friends were received at the Wharton and Ellis Funeral Home where funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 20th at 2 p.m. with W.H. Sliter, minister of the First Christian Church of New Martinsville officiating. Interment was in the Antioch Cemetery.
(Source: Wetzel County, WV Obituaries, Volume III, 1993, p. 22, published by Wetzel County Genealogical Society - furnished by Darlene Bacon)

sp- Della SHARP
Born - Abt 1882 Wetzel, WV
Mar. - 7 Apr 1901 New Dale, Wetzel, WV
Dau of Jesse SHARP
Note - BIRTH: She gave her age as 19 on the marriage application in 1901.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Henthorn, Adelaide E. "Addie" (Weisal)

Henthorn, Adelaide E. "Addie," 89, of Woodsfield, OH, formerly of Wheeling, W.Va. died Saturday, July 23, 2005 in Woodsfield, Ohio.

Addie was born July 5, 1916 in Wheeling, W.Va., the daughter of the late Frank and Augusta Hoffman Weisal.

She was a Protestant.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Henthorn; two brothers, Walter and Arthur Weisal; and a sister, Hazel Groves.

Surviving are sisters-in-laws, Edith Lewis of Shadyside, Ohio and Merle Mozena of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio from 10 a.m. until time of funeral servide at noon with Pastor Donald J. Cordery, officiating.

Entombment in Halcyon Hills Mausoleum, Sherrard, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shadyside Fire Department and Emergency Squad Association, 4210 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.
(Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, 25 Jul 2005, furnished by Betty Cronin, typed by REH)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Morgan, T. (Thomas) Clifford

Thomas Clifford Morgan
(1919 - 2009)

Thomas Clifford Morgan (T. Clifford Morgan), 90, of Sedalia, MO, died Monday, September 21, 2009, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center. He was born March 4, 1919, near Preston, MO, son of Thomas W. and Odessa Walker Morgan.

Clifford served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1936-38, and in the Navy during World War II from 1942-45. He married Elizabeth Jean Nelson at Trinity Methodist Church, in Kansas City, MO, on May 28, 1949. He lived near Parkville, MO, for 30 years. He retired in 1977 after 30 years with General Motors, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas.

He was a charter member of the Platte Woods United Methodist Church, Platte Woods, MO, but he joined the Warsaw United Methodist Church when he moved to Warsaw in 1979. He lived near Warsaw for 26 years. When he moved to Sedalia in 2005, he joined the Wesley United Methodist Church.

Clifford was past master of the Shawnee Masonic Lodge No. 653 in Warsaw. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 236 AF & AM in Sedalia.

Among his many interests was his membership in both the West Central and the Missouri Archaeology Society. He was a past chairman of the Duran Creek Patrol. He was a charter member and past President of the Damsite Square Dance club, which he helped found. He was a member of UAW No. 31. He led woodworking and geology projects in 4-H. He loved woodworking, making antique furniture reproductions, collecting Indian artifacts, being a rock hound, gardening, and researching and writing about family history.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Jean Morgan, of the home; a son, Thomas Dee Morgan, and his wife, M.J. Morgan, of Manhattan, KS; a daughter, Kathryn Louise Marshall, and her husband, Alan D. Marshall, of Sedalia; a grandson, Daniel Christopher Marshall, of Columbia; a granddaughter, Lila Walsh, of Camas, WA; a granddaughter, Kristina McFarland, of Newark, OH; a granddaughter, Shelley McFarland, of Westfield, IN; a granddaughter, Adelle McFarland, of Hagerstown, Maryland; a sister, Evelyn Dillinger, of Jefferson City, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Odessa Mae Lindstrom; and a brother, George Dee Morgan.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heckart Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday. Inurnment will be at a later date in Fisher Cemetery near Preston.

Condolences may be offered at Heckart Funeral Home. Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of the donor's choice.

Published in Sedalia Democrat from September 22 to September 23, 2009

Note: T. Clifford Morgan was one of my good friends in genealogy. He was very interested in the history and genealogy of the Morgan and Kyger families. He shared his information with me (Richard Henthorn) and other researchers. He wrote twelve stories about the Morgan family which he shared. For many years they were available, on my AOL genealogy website. Recently I returned the stories to the Internet. You can find them on my genealogy "News" blog. Scroll down until you see the "Labels" area in the sidebar on the right. When you see the "Clifford" label click on it. That will gather a set of all the stories. Henthorn-Website-News. Mr. Dickie

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Henthorn, Robert

ROBERT HENTHORN Obituary by the San Diego Union-Tribune.:

"Robert (Bob) Henthorn was born in Osborn, Ohio on April 20, 1928, and passed away quietly, surrounded by his family on October 1, 2009. Bob grew up in San Bernardino and graduated from San Bernardino High School, where he was a star athlete in baseball and basketball. He graduated from San Bernardino Valley College and later attended San Diego State, where he met his wife Barbara of 59 years."

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Will of Lazarus Rine II - 18471211

Will of Lazarus Rine II of Marshall County, VA/WV:

"Will book no. 1..Page 104....(This is Lazarus II, son of the first Lazarus)
11 Dec 1847

The last will and testament of Lazarus Rine of Marshall County State of Virginia. In the name of God Amen. I Lazarus Rine considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory (Blessed be Almighty God of the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say."

Yoho, Deloris Marie "Irene" (Neitzelt)

"YOHO, Deloris Marie 'Irene', 78, of Glencoe, Ohio died Friday, July 24, 2009 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.

She was born in Glencoe on December 16, 1930, a daughter of the late Charles E. Neitzelt and Mary Margaret Pierce Neitzelt."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Alma Lutheran Cemetery - Saunders Co., NE

The Alma Lutheran Cemetery is located west of the small town of Mead, NE at the original site of the church building which is now located in the town.

This cemetery is the burial place of my grandparents, John and Augusta Carlson; aunt Fern Carlson; aunt Amy (Carlson) Larson, husband Fritz and children, Arlyce and Bill; my parents Ruth (Carlson) Henthorn and husband Edward.

Mr. Dickie

Friday, October 9, 2009

Yoho, Michael A.

Michael A. Yoho
June 15, 2009

Yoho, Michael “Goob” A, 52 of Silver Hill, [WV] died Monday, June 15, 2009 in Marshall County.

Michael was born March 22, 1957 in New Martinsville, WV the son of Keith Yoho and the late Dora Cecil Yoho.

He was a graduate of Magnolia High School Class of 1975, loved to ride his four-wheeler through the countryside of Silver Hill, a friend to all and he attended the Silver Hill Church of Christ.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, John and Doretta Cecil; paternal grandparents, Truman and Eathel Yoho.

Surviving are his father, Keith Yoho; four brothers, Kevin Yoho and his wife, Tina of Silver Hill, WV, Darren Yoho and his wife, Neta of Littleton, WV, Scott Yoho and his wife, Kris of Silver Hill, WV, Jay Yoho and his wife, Brandy of Cameron, WV; sister, Deborah Yoho of New Martinsville, WV; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 18, 2009 at Jarvis Funeral Home, 1224 S Bridge St., New Martinsville, WV where services will be held 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 19, 2009.

Interment in Freedom Cemetery in Silver Hill, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Mike’s name, to the Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Dept.

Conger, Janice R. (Rheingans)

Janice R. Conger

Janice R. Conger, 63, of Sheboygan, [WI] died on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002 at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Janice was born in West Bend on Aug. 8, 1939, to Leoneze (Tesch) Rheingans and the late Chester Rheingans.

She attended Dodge County Teacher's College and received a BA degree in education from Lakeland college.

Janice was a teacher in the Sheboygan Area School District and taught in several schools in the city.

On June 16, 1962 she married Eugene J. Conger at Friedens United Church of Christ, Jackson.

Janice was a member of the First Congregational Church-United Church of Christ in Sheboygan where she sang in the choir.

She was also well known as a local musician and a fine singer. She was a charter member of the Lakeshore Chorale, sang with the John Michael Kohler Choruses and was a soloist for many of the churches in the area.

Janice enjoyed doing needlepoint and knitting, reading and gardening, "raising the most beautiful roses ever." She also enjoyed sailing with her husband, Gene.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Scott (Melissa) Conger of Wauwatosa and Gregory Conger of Oshkosh; a daughter, Cara-Lyn (Eric) Edson of Sheboygan; two granddaughters, Lauren and Emily; her mother, Leoneze Rheingans of West Bend; a brother, Dennis (and his special friend, Rozeann Campbell) Rheingans of Waukesha; a sister-in-law, Lesley (Wesley) Hatch of Wauwatosa; a niece; many cousins; other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church-Church of Christ, with Rev. James H. Hollister, pastor, officiating.

A private family burial was held for Janice in Greenbush Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church, 310 Bluff Ave., on Saturday from noon until the time of services.

Due to construction, friends may travel on Geele Avenue to Fourth Street and going south on Fourth Street enter the church parking lot.

In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to the Janice R. Conger Memorial Music Scholarship Fund.

The staff of the Novak-Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, Sheboygan, is serving the family.

The family wishes to thank the many friends and church members who sent flowers, brought meals and extended kindness to them during Janice's illness. They also wish to thank Dr. Kevin Johnson and his staff and the staff at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Yoho, Eathel F. (Miller)

YOHO, Eathel F. 98, of Moundsville, W.Va., formerly of Silver Hill, W.Va., died Sunday, February 1, 2009, at the New Martinsville Health Care Center.

Eathel was born March 26, 1910, in Silver Hill, daughter of the late Frenzy and Ida Baker Miller.

She was a homemaker and member of the Hillview Terrace Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Truman J. Yoho; two sons, Garth Yoho and Boyd Yoho; two brothers and five sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Sebert Yoho of Warren, Ohio, and Keith Yoho of Silver Hill; three daughters, Berneda Ward and her husband Glen, and Winifred Hinerman, both of Moundsville and Donna Yoho of Proctor, W.Va.; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at Jarvis Funeral Home, 1224 S. Bridge Street, New Martinsville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. with Dan Kessinger officiating.

Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

Memorial contributions in Eathel's name may be made to the West Virginia School of Preaching, P.O. Box 785, Moundsville, W.Va. 26041.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jarvisfuneralhomes. com.

Source: The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV

Yoho, Truman J.

Truman J. Yoho

AKA: Truman Jaye Yoho, according to Vicki (Miller) Bowen.

BIRTH: On the old farm place, Silver Hill, Wetzel Co., WV (Furnished by Margaret Yoho)

BIRTH: Yoho, Truman bn May 3, 1907 w/m bn Silver Hill, parents C.L. Yoho and Lulu Yoho rpted by C.L. Yoho
(Source: General Index and Register of Births, Wetzel Co., WV - furnished by Darlene Bacon)

RELATIONSHIP: Truman J. Yoho and his wife, Eathel Miller, were 4th cousins. Their common ancestor was Capt. John Baker. He was also related, in several ways, to Orion Okey Yoho, the husband of Eathel's sister, Isa Miller.

RESIDENCES: The Truman Yoho family lived at Silver Hill, Wetzel Co., WV.
RESIDENCES: As of Jun 1970, Silver Hill, WV

MARRIAGE: At the 1994 Yoho Family Reunion Truman and Eathel Yoho received the prize for longest marriage, 68 years.

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Millers Chapel Church of Christ

DEATH: 20 Sep 1996 at home in Silver Hill, WV
(Furnished by Vernon Anderson)

Yoho, Truman J., 89 of Silver Hill, died Friday, Sept. 20, 1996 at home. He was a retired farmer, and a member of Millers Chapel Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by a son, Boyd; a daughter, Madelyn; his parents, C.L. and Lula Goddard Yoho; six brothers; a sister. Surviving are his wife, Eathel Miller Yoho; three sons, Sebert and Garth, both of Warren, (Ohio) and Keith of New Martinsville; three daughters, Mrs Glen (Berneda) Ward, Winifred Hinerman, both of Moundsville, and Mrs Gary (Donna) Yoho of Proctor; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hill View Terrace Church of Christ, P.O. Box 207, Moundsville, 26041.
(Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday, 21 Sep 1996 - furnished by Vernon Anderson)

CEMETERY: Tombstone at Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, WV reads: TRUMAN J.; 1907 - 1996; TOGETHER FOREVER; MARRIED 70 YEARS; EATHEL F. 1910 - ; YOHO.
(Source: Photograph furnished by Darlene Bacon)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Conger, Richard R.

The Washington Post

November 06, 2003, Thursday, Final Edition

HEADLINE: Richard R. Conger, Navy Specialist In Underwater Photography, Dies

BYLINE: Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post Staff Writer

Richard Russell Conger, 82, a Navy photographer who specialized in underwater and cold-weather photography, died Oct. 9 of complications from colon cancer at his home in Ijamsville.

Mr. Conger was a resident of Chevy Chase from 1967 until 1996, when he moved to Leisure World in Silver Spring. He had lived in Frederick County since 1999.

Mr. Conger, who was born in Detroit, enlisted in the Navy in 1938. He was one of five people chosen to learn cinematography from the staff who made the "March of Time" newsreels, an experiment to see if non-Navy training would be useful to the military. On his nights off, he worked at Life magazine to learn still photography.

Assigned to aerial mapping, he photographed or filmed many Pacific islands and Japan during World War II.

In 1946, he went to the Antarctic, where he would travel three more times.

The Bluejacket, a civilian publication that covers the Navy, reported that a plane carrying an eight-person crew and the captain of the USS Pine Island crashed into the icy mountains. After the wreck was discovered 23 days later, the plane that Mr. Conger was assigned to undertook the rescue mission, but the closest place to land was 12 miles away. The rescue plane's commander and Mr. Conger set out in a lifeboat, threading their way through ice-choked waters and pulling a sled. They reached the crew, got them aboard the lifeboat and arrived back at their plane just in time to take off before they would have been iced in. Six of the rescued crew members survived.

Mr. Conger told a Pensacola, Fla., newspaper that he and his crew were enthusiastically received during one Antarctic trip to a naval station. But when their plane had engine trouble and the visitors were stuck at the station for six weeks, the personnel there turned standoffish. The station didn't have enough food, bed or space for the extra people, but the visitors redeemed themselves by pitching in on chores and other work.

In 1947, Mr. Conger and a commander found the Mount Erebus hut that was abandoned in 1910 by polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Mr. Conger's photographs showed that the hut was just as Shackleton's team had left it.

A glacier was named for Mr. Conger in 1948, according to the policy at the U.S. Board of Geographic Names of honoring those who have advanced hydrographic and geodetic work. The glacier flows to Antarctica's Knox Coast, five miles east of Glenzer Glacier.

Mr. Conger also made amphibious-warfare training films. He developed underwater motion photography to make training films for demolition teams. In 1949 and 1950, he was lent to the 20th Century Fox studio to shoot underwater sequences for the 1951 movie "The Frogmen," starring Richard Widmark. He was sent to the Arctic in the early 1950s to shoot photos for maps. In 1963, he took the first combat photo team into Vietnam.

He retired in 1969 as a lieutenant after 28 years in the service. Among his awards was the Air Medal.

He worked briefly as government sales manager for a photo chemical company and in 1974 went to work in the micrographics department at the National Archives. From 1981 to 1986, he worked in Bechtel Power Co.'s micrographic division in Rockville and also ran his own business, Conger Consultants, to repair and service microfilm equipment and cameras. In the 1990s, he worked part time at a tropical fish and pond retail shop in Ijamsville.

His wife of 55 years, Eleanor M. Conger, died in 1998.

Survivors include three children, Sue Bernard of Augusta, W.Va., Richard S. Conger of Rockville and Laurie J. Ridgway of Frederick; two sisters; a half brother; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Morris, Leavis Corene (Henthorne)

Leavis Corene Henthorne Morris, who never saw a flower she didn't want to plant a cutting from in her yard, died last Saturday, September 19, 2009, at Ollie Steele Burden Manor, Baton Rouge, [LA].

Born in Bauxite, Arkansas on June 28, 1927, the fifth of thirteen children of Lillian Maude Fowler Henthorne and Samuel Glover Henthorne, she spent her childhood on the family farm in Valliant, Oklahoma. She worked the land alongside her father and attended Lone Star School, a schoolhouse he built on the family property. While working as a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII at an Arkansas defense plant building detonators, she met her future husband on a sidewalk in Little Rock. It was love at first sight. She married Andrew George "Sam" Morris in Oklahoma City on May 28, 1946. In 1957, with 3 children in tow, they loaded their possessions on a cattle truck in Waco, Texas, and moved to Baton Rouge to fulfill the promise of a brighter future.

Stubborn and resourceful, whether learning as a young woman to drive the car while her husband slept, fighting breast cancer for 22 years, or carrying a hacksaw in her walker (for those pesky gardening emergencies), she approached life with gusto. No matter what you did for her she'd say, "That's the best I ever had!" She read her newspaper from cover to cover and when she didn't know how to do something, she headed to the library to check out a book about it.

She loved her five children unconditionally. If you knew her, you surely knew all about their accomplishments too. To her children she gave her tenacity and strength (and the ability to move the occasional mountain). Her crystal blue eyes and bright personality brought sunshine to friends and family. She loved to sing (You Are My Sunshine was her favorite), and when life threw something difficult her way she'd say, "We don't get to decide. God decides."

Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Samuel Ray Morris, brothers Roscoe Nathaniel, Lawrence Mancel, Samuel Glover II, Edward Fowler, Junior (stillborn), Elijah and Clarence Ray Henthorne, and sisters Okema Beatrice Henthorne Luna and Mary Elizabeth Henthorne Nowell.

Survivors, also known as the 'Krewe of Leavis', include daughter Georgia Morris Walker and husband Jimmy, Sunshine; daughter-in-law Shannon Morris, Tampa, Florida; daughter Kay Morris Miller and husband Ivan, Englewood, New Jersey; daughter Elizabeth Morris Fisher and husband Alan, Baton Rouge; daughter Rae Lyn Morris and partner Kelli Patin, Port Allen; grandchildren Shane, Jason and Ashlea Walker, Beau Morris, Terri Kirkland, Ben Miller; eleven great grandchildren; sister Dorcas Jane "Dot" Henthorne Unruh and husband Ken, Bloomburg, Texas; brother Paul Henthorne, Idabel, Oklahoma; and sister Maudie Pearl Henthorne, Norman, Oklahoma.

Written and shared by her daughter: Elizabeth (Morris) Fisher

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Yoho, Denver Clayton

Obituary and Billy Lee Yoho tribute to his cousin, researcher, Denver Clayton Yoho.

Will of Frank Conger - 19020322

22 Mar 1902
New York Times
Will of Frank Conger

Brooklyn people were much interested yesterday by a romantic story revealed by the filing of the will of Frank Conger of that borough at Ithaca, N.Y. Mr. Conger who died in a hotel at Detroit recently, left an estate worth several millions of dollars. He was a bridge builder.

By many it was thought that his fourteen-year-old daughter, Oressa Stewart Conger, was his own child, but it not appears that the girl was really an adopted daughter of Mr. Conger. She was picked up by him in a train wreck at Hamburg, N.Y. twelve years ago. Her parents were killed in the wreck, and she was afterward legally made the daughter of Mr. Conger.

By the terms of Mr. Conger's will the adopted daughter is to share with the widow of the testator, during the widow's lifetime the income of $350,000, and is to receive the entire income after the death of Mrs. Conger. Miss Conger and Mrs. Conger are now in Groton, N.Y.

Will of John Conger - 17110111

PROBATE: Will of John Conger, 11 Jan 1711

In the name of God, Amen, the 11th day of January 1711. I JOHN CONGER of Woodbridge, in the county of Middlesex, and Province of East New Jersey, Planter, being in bodily health and in perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God, therefore: Calling in mind the mortality of this body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the earth, to be buried in a Christian-like and decent manner, at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general

Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, to bless me in touching such worldly estate, wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life. I give, devise, and dispose of the same in the follow manner and form:

ITEM: My will is that my farm or plantation on which I now dwell to be equally divided into two parts, beginning at the River and running with a direct line through the whole length of my said farm or plantation, the Eastern division whereof I will and bequeath to my son BENJAMIN CONGER, to be by him quietly and peacable possessed, and enjoyed as soon as he shall arrive at the age of 21 years, and if my son JOSEPH please, he shall have the liberty to live upon it 10 years after my decease, paying the charge arising thereon.

ITEM: The use and improvement of the western division of my said farm or plantation, and my dwelling house standing thereon I give to my wife during her state of widowhood and when her condition shall change either by marriage or death I will and bequeath the said western division of my farm together with my now dwelling house and all other buildings thereon to my son JOB CONGER.

ITEM: I will and bequeath to my son JOSEPH all my freehold right in the towne of Woodbridge (Will also specifies as conveyed to Joseph his rights to Woodbridge common lands yet to be divided.) I give to my son my Carts and Ploughs with all the tackling belonging to them to my son JOSEPH to have liberty to use them when they can be spared so long as he lives upon the place, he being at equal charge at repairing them.

ITEM: My will is that if either of my three sons above mentioned, JOSEPH, JOB or BENJAMIN, shall die without issue, then what land I have willed to them do descend to the survivor or survivors, and be equally divided between them.

ITEM: I give to my son JOHN ten schillings; to my son JONATHAN five schillings; to my son GERSHOM five schillings; and to each of my daughters five schillings, all to be paid by my son JOB, if demanded.

Lastly, I give all my cattle, horses, sheep and household stuff, to my faithful and beloved wife, SARAH CONGER, whom I do nominate and appoint my sole Executrix, to see that this, my last will, be punctually fulfilled, and I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me formerly made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day and year above written.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Conger, as his last
Will and Testament, in the presence of us, the subscirber viz:
--James Connet, James Connet Jr., Richard Pangbourner, John Bishop

CODICIL: June 14, I the above name John Conger, being very sick in body and not expecting many hours of this life, and my son GERSHOM being born since the making of this my Will, above written, do declare that my will & desire is that my three sons, JOSEPH, JOB and BENJAMIN, as they come to age, give unto my son GERSHOM, ten schillings, each of them and that seven pounds out of my movable estate be put out for his use when he comes to age, this I declare to be my desire before thise witnesses.
--John Stille, John Moore and John Bishop

Proved before Thomas Gordon, the 27th of August, and approved and sealed by his Excellency, Col. Hunter, the 17th day of Oct 1712. (Some say he died on 27 Aug 1712. Maxine Leonard states he died in September 1712.)
(J. Bass. Liber I, folio 382, New Jersey Wills, Secretary of States Office.)
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 19-20 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

CONFLICT: Codicil Confusion
The naming of a youngest son, Gershom Conger, in the Codicil has caused confusion and conjecture among Conger researchers, owing to the fact that an elder son of John Conger, named Gershom who had been born in 1685, was listed in the last "ITEM" of the 11 Jan 1711 will. At the time the will was written, the elder Gershom was married and was father of David, born in 1707 and Phoebe, born in 1708.

Researcher, Charles L. Conger, believed that the Gershom Conger, born in 1711, was the son of Gershom Conger, born in 1685. Gershom Conger, b. 1685, supposedly died before his father, a date of death of, Abt. 1710/1711 in Union Co., NJ, has been listed by some researchers.

It seems highly unlikely that John Conger would have had a son in 1711. At that time, his health was probably already failing, since he had drawn up a will. And, his second wife, Sarah Cawood, who had been born in 1660, would have been 51 years old.

It seems more reasonable that either the person drawing up the Codicil made a mistake when he wrote, " . my son Gershom being born since the making of this my Will ." or that John Conger was confused in his last days, and that the family pampered him in his belief that his grandson was indeed his son. If the Gershom, mentioned in the Codicil, was indeed the grandson of John Conger this would raise the question of why this grandchild was the only one that John Conger chose to mention, by name, in his will.
[Note: This discussion from CFA II, p. 20, has been edited by Richard E. Henthorn in order to clarify and expand on some of the points made.]
(Source: The Conger Family of America, Vol. II, p. 20 - Maxine Crowell Leonard)

Leonard, Helen Maxine (Crowell)

Helen Maxine (Crowell) Leonard
Waverly, Iowa

Born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 5, 1919
Died in Waverly, Iowa on October 2, 2005
Burial services held October 6, 2005 at Oakland Cemetery, Janesville, Iowa


The following is transcribed, with permission from the obituary posted by Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes Inc. web page. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maxine's daughters and son during this time of loss.

Helen Maxine Leonard drew her first breath on April 5, 1919 in Des Moines, Iowa and returned to her Heavenly Father during the early morning hours of October 2, 2005 while in hospice care at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly, Iowa

Maxine was the daughter of Henry and Violet (Wright) Crowell. She spent her first 25 years engaged in a flurry of creative activities ranging from becoming an award winning drummer in her high school orchestra and marching band, singing as a regular on a Saturday morning "Teen Frolic" radio broadcast on (radio station) WHO when Ronald Reagan was a D.J., writing a regular column for her school newspaper and modeling for magazines that were being published in Des Moines at the time.

In 1944 she married Laurence Otto Leonard and began her journey as a career military man's wife, welcoming the opportunity to live in many places and meet and make many new friends.

In her late thirties, Maxine was stricken with acute rheumatoid arthritis, found herself bedridden and with little hope given from the traditional mainstream medical world. Never complaining, she began what became a lifelong exploration of the alternative remedies and treatments with great success. During this time she discovered a passion for researching family history and published 13 books on the subject -- several in rare book libraries on the east coast. Later she was asked to write the history of Janesville during the year of their 125th celebration. For 20 years, Maxine wrote and published her church newsletter as well as a family quarterly and a newsletter for Larry's cavalry unit, still finding time to sing in the Sweet Adeleines and direct the Waterloo Mothers Chorus.

In retirement, Maxine loved traveling here and abroad, visiting old friends and family as much as she reveled in the private tranquility of her country home, with a cat purring in her lap while she and Larry identified birds at the bird feeder.

Maxine is survived by her birth son, Brant Warren Leonard of Travers City, Michigan, Hans Martin (Joyce) Leonard of Green Ridge, Missouri, and Karin Maria Leonard of Cedar Falls, Iowa whom they adopted as children while they were stationed in Austria, as well as 9 grandchildren and her cat. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved partner, Larry, her prankster brother Floyd Crowell, her precious boy Brian and her 15 year old lightfilled granddaughter Adrianne Leonard Eacret.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Chapel (Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community) in Waverly, with Ken Shaw presiding. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Janesville. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also for an hour before services on Thursday at the Good Shepherd Chapel. Please direct memorials to the Cedar Valley Hospice or http://www.kaisercorson.com/

OCTOBER 6, 2005

Karin, Brant and Hans this is a great honor to be standing here today. Thank you.

The banner on the casket spray "Still the Boss" came about the other day as the Hospice staff was moving Maxine on her bed and she said "Don’t move me" and just to leave her lay the way she was. Karin told her "Don’t worry Mommy, your Still the Boss."

Maxine felt reading the obituary was unnecessary since we’ve all read it before the service starts. So if you haven’t read it, do so later. Hers was an amazing life. And if you haven’t see the life album that she put together look at that.

I worked in business for 30 years and endured annual performance appraisals. Inevitably they will focus on the last couple of months instead of that year or an entire career. So within a few minutes today I want to share not the life of Maxine but the last couple of years of the 25 years that Sheryl and I knew Maxine. First as the chorister of the Cedar Falls congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and finally as the closest thing to a Mother and Grandmother to both of us. Sheryl or I saw her at least twice a week for one reason or another the past several years.

The picture over there fits so into her plan as the "Boss" to go home to our Heavenly Father at this time of year. She would receive therapeutic massages from my wife or me on our portable table in her living room. Each time she sat up on the table she would look at that picture and say. "Isn’t it beautiful?" I want to sit here for a second, this is the perfect angle for me to see the path and the beauty of the fall colors." The clothing that you saw her earthly body in was a part of her Path. They are the temple robes of a faithful Christian and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and reflect a deep commitment to God and His Son Jesus Christ. She wears them because of her absolute belief in the eternalness of Mankind and the day of Resurrection we all look forward to.

Last night I got on the computer and typed a search for my name Joe Beenken and found nothing. I typed Maxine Leonard and found several references to her and the books that she and Larry published. I found that the Conger family already mourns the loss of it’s genealogical matriarch. And this photo of her with the Conger plate (photo at the funeral). "Still the Boss."

Three weeks ago she told me that she felt ashamed to pray to Heavenly Father for healing when so many had lost so much in Hurricane Katrina. So family wishes of memorials being sent to storm relief is so poignantly appropriate. "Still the Boss."

Maxine was always "the Boss." Whether it was writing and mailing a letter to every member of the US House and Senate this past spring telling them what was wrong with major government policy issues and how to fix them. She told them all to give up their last self-given pay raise and use that money to fund the notch baby social security problem. She knew it wouldn’t happen but "you get the government you deserve".

Engaging her in a logical debate on a subject soon showed you that for a woman in her mid 80’s her mind was sharper than most of ours every will be. If you were ever given one of your congressional letters to read. Or told to "sit down on the couch" and "asked to" listen to her read the letter you were always amazed at the clarity of thought and the subtle humor she used on the politicians. "Always the Boss."

Last year when her drivers license came due, she was worried about getting it renewed but needed it for when she would go to the dentist or optician. Medical doctor trips where not a concern. She had no high blood pressure, no diabetes, no aches or pains. She had asked the Lord for no pain with the severe rheumatoid arthritis she had and he had granted her prayer, so no pain pills or antibiotics. With the bones in her toes removed because of the arthritis she walked with a wobble. And this is what the license inspector saw and so required her to take a driving test. To a lot of us the inspector wanted to fail her "AN OLD LADY" and did for not signaling a turn 150 foot before an intersection. Maxine didn’t give up. Another week another driving test. Another here’s why I’m failing you this time. Another week another driving test. Another here’s why I’m failing you this time. Maxine could keep taking the test and wear her down or do the appeal process. The state of Iowa got the appeal letter with wording of "age discrimination." A different inspector was assigned and Maxine passed the driving test. "Always the Boss."

She had dearly hoped to see the new Latter-day Saint chapel being built here in Waverly and somehow attend church services there. She was so happy when people would take her there or show her pictures. The Church will be completed in January with an open house in the spring for all to see. When we go to the cemetery later the procession will past by the Church for her. "Still the Boss."

She had a great way of asking for a favor or an errand. Sometimes you really thought that you were volunteering instead of being told that you would do it. "Always the Boss."

Many of us can remember that cute little tilted head when she didn’t understand what we had just said. It wasn’t that she needed a hearing aid - we just need to speak up and be directly in front of her. So what did we do - Stand Straighter and Speak Louder. "Always the Boss."

She showed a deep respect and love for the freedoms of this great nation and a deep concern for it’s future. If you went to her apartment at night she was always watching the world news and commentaries. She would quiz you on your views and knowledge of the days events. She knew the names of the party leaders both the House and Senate, the voting history and names of the Supreme Court judges and many others. If you thought she was a Republican you where wrong. She could get just as mad at them as at the Democrats. She was the American we all should strive to be. And yes the TV was loud. "Still the Boss."

Maxine saw material needs at Bartels and quietly filled them with purchases. The big screen TV in the Eichorn House dining room is there because the old one didn't have close captioning and she thought the residents should have that. The Lord sent her some money in the mail that she didn’t think she was getting one day and so the TV happened. The fish aquarium in Linden Place is there so that the folks there can have something to look at. The TV in Woodland Terrance was given for the same reason. The flower lamps "where ever they are now here at Bartels" for the same reason - to help others to be more comfortable.

So to sum up Maxine’s performance appraisal I read from St Matthew in the King James Bible that she so loved. Mathew chapter 25: 15 - 21.

In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

[Note: Mrs. Leonard was the publisher of the two-volume, The Conger Family of America (often called "The CFA.") She was also the editor, publisher of the Conger Family newsletter, The Conger Confab. REH]

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Yoho Cemeteries

Yoho Cemeteries
Where are the Yoho Cemeteries?
Written by
Richard E. Henthorn
May 1997

In a number of genealogy documents about the Yoho family of West Virginia it has been difficult to determine in which Yoho family cemetery people are buried. This problem occurs because there are a number of Yoho cemeteries and any of them can be referred to as the "Yoho Cemetery."

In the files of Richard E. Henthorn and T. Vernon Anderson each West Virginia cemetery has been given a unique name which includes the first name of the male Yoho on whose land the cemetery was established. The names of the cemeteries and descriptive information is listed below.

Peter Yoho Cemetery - at Fish Creek, near Graysville, Marshall Co., WV
(On the original Peter Yoho farm) Spouse of: Mary Jane Irene Mayhall.

Samuel Yoho Cemetery - on Rt. 46, off Eight Mile Ridge, 1/4 mile back of the Church of Christ, Wetzel Co., WV. Spouse of: Ophelia V. Garrett.

Henry M. Yoho Cemetery - Rines Ridge, Marshall Co., WV
Spouse of: Susan Elizabeth Kelley.

William J. Yoho Cemetery - Rines Ridge, Marshall Co., WV
(On the farm of William J. Yoho) Spouse of: Mary Yoho

Doliver Yoho Cemetery - Brushy Ridge, Marshall Co., WV
(On the farm of Doliver Yoho) Spouse of: Mary Emma West.

Vince Yoho Cemetery - Rines Ridge, Marshall Co., WV
(Farm cemetery. It has not been determined which Vince Yoho owned this farm)

Yoho Cemetery - Batesville, Noble Co., OH
Located on a peninsula at the upper end of Seneca Lake, between Rt. 147 & 513.


Email: Dick.Henthorn@gmail.com
Posted: 22 Sep 2009
File: YohoCeme.txt