Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Danford, Isaac Wilson

born April 11, 1856 in Guernsey County Ohio,
died March 04, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio.

He married MARGARET MINVERA STILTS December 31, 1878 in Noble County Ohio,
born August 17, 1857 in Noble Co. Ohio,
died May 28, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio.


Obituary: 12 March 1942 Noble County Leader
Isaac W. Danford, aged eighty-five years, many years ago clerk of courts of Noble county, and later a member of the Wickham & Danford insurance agency at Caldwell, and prominent resident of this place, died last Wednesday in the University hospital at Columbus, following an illness due to his advanced years.

Removing from Caldwell, he resided for a number of years on his farm near Kennonsburg in Wayne township until three years ago when he went to Columbus to reside with his daughters.

Isaac Wilson Danford was born on April 11, 1856, on a farm in Noble county, the son of Eli and Ann (Yoho) Danford. He taught in the public schools of the county and later served as county clerk of courts, residing in Caldwell.

For twenty years he was associated with the state auditor's office in Columbus, where he acted as chief accountant in the excise tax division. Upon retiring from public life, he operated his farm between Quaker City and Kennonsburg until the farm was taken over by the Muskingum Valley Conservancy District. He then returned to Columbus, where he resided at the time of his death. He had been a member of the Masonic order for over fifty years.

Mr. Danford's wife, Margaret Minerva (Stilts) Danford, also a native of this county, preceded him in death three years ago. Four children of this union died in infancy. A son, Erwin I., was killed overseas in the first World war. A daughter Mrs. Amber (Danford) Hammond, died three months ago.

He is survived by two daughters, Miss Barbara, executive secretary of the state department of public welfare, Miss Gretchen, a teacher in Medary School, a grandson, Tom Danford Hammond, all of Columbus, and two sons, Dan and Otis B. of San Diego, California.

The body was brought to the Eberle funeral home in Quaker City, Thursday, and funeral services, conducted by Rev McFarland, were held in the Kennonsburg Methodist church on Friday afternoon, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Burial: Kennonsburg Cemetery Noble Co. Ohio

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