Friday, April 16, 2010

Eikelberry, Mary Angeline (Henthorn)

Born - 10 Feb 1881 Perry Twp., Monroe, OH
Mar. - 15 Feb 1902 Monroe, OH
Died - 29 Mar 1948 Wheeling, Ohio, WV
Bur. - 1 Apr 1948 Sardis, Monroe, OH, West Union Cemetery
Dau of Eli J. HENTHORN Jr. & Phebe Ann PITTMAN

Note - Mary Angeline Henthorn

BIRTH: Mary Angeline Henthorn was born on 10 Feb 1881 in Perry Twp., Monroe Co., OH a daughter of Eli Henthorn and Pheby A. Pittman.
(Source: Monroe County Ohio Birth Records, Book 2 - furnished by Betty Cronin)

BIRTH: Mary Angeline Henthorn, 10 Feb 1881, Perry Twp., Monroe Co., OH;
Father: Eli; Mother: Phebe A. Pittman
(Source: Monroe County Health Department Birth Records, Vol. 1, p. 220, - furnished by Linda Henthorn)

Mary A. Eikelberry Dies in Hospital

Mrs. Mary A. Eikelberry of Route 1, Sardis, [OH] died Monday, March 29, at 9:00 p.m. in the Ohio Valley General Hospital in Wheeling, [WV]. She was born in Monroe county, February 10, 1881, a daughter of Eli and Phoebe Henthorn. She was married to James Eikelberry. She had resided on Sardis Route all her life.

Surviving are the following children: George, Homer and Miss Hazel Eikelberry of the home; Mrs. Grace Jackson and Mrs. Nellie Howell of Sardis Route and Mrs. Clara Mozena of Wheeling, W.Va. A son, Clark, died at the age of three years. One brother, Irvin Henthorn, Sturgeon, Pa. and two sisters, Mrs. Preston Hoskinson and Mrs. M.W. Eikelberry of Sardis Route 1, also survive.

Funeral services will be held at the West Union Church of Christ this Thursday afternoon at two o'clock with Elmer Taylor officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery by the Haudenschield funeral home of Antioch.
[Note: The surname was consistently spelled Eikelberry in this obiturary. REH]
(Source: Spirit of Democracy, hand-dated 1 Apr 1948 - furnished by Leona Harrison)

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

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Watson, John B.

Born - 23 Dec 1871 Noble Co., OH
Died - Abt 20 Apr 1956 Quaker City, Guernsey Co., OH
Bur. - Abt 22 Apr 1956 Fairview, Guernsey Co., OH, Pisgah Cemetery

Note - John B. Watson

BIRTH-CONFLICT: 23 Dec 1870; 23 Dec 1871 in his obituary.

RELATIONSHIP: Brothers John B. and Reuben Watson apparently married sisters, Jane and Sarah Dement, respectively.

RESIDENCES: As of Aug 1953, Akron, OH

OBITUARY: John B. Watson Called By Death in 84th Year
Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Pisgah church, near Fairview, [OH], for John B. Watson, 84, who died suddenly Friday morning [Abt. 20 Apr 1956] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Carman of Quaker City R.D. 2. Services were conducted by Rev. Robert Zinsmesiter of Quaker City and interment was made at the church cemetery;.

Mr. Watson was born in Noble county Dec. 23, 1871, a son of Yoho and Mary Ann Watson.

The deceased is survived by five sons: Dewey, George and Raymond all of Akron; Fred of Salesville, R.D. and Herman of Quaker City, R.D.; four daughters: Verna of Akron, Mrs. Dessie Gray and Mrs. Mary Carman, Quaker City, R.D., and Mrs. Ada Johnson of Fairview; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Maude Starr of Middlebourne and one brother, Forrest Watson of Cambridge.

His wife, Jane DeMent Watson preceded him in death September 15, 1948.
(Source: Quaker City, Ohio newspaper, Friday, 27 Apr1956 - furnished by Terry Willis, typed by Richard E. Henthorn)

Watson, Raymond Harrison

Raymond Harrison WATSON
Born - 29 Jun 1888 Seneca Twp., Noble Co., OH
Died - 26 Apr 1972 Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH
Bur. - 28 Apr 1972 Quaker City, Guernsey Co., OH, Friends Cemetery

Note - Raymond Harrison Watson

RESIDENCES: As of Mar 1909, living with his widowed mother in Noble Co., OH;
Zanesville, OH

OCCUPATION: school teacher; Ran gas station

CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Member of Mt. Ephraim United Methodist Church

OBITUARY: Services Friday at Caldwell for Raymond Watson Funeral services will be held Friday at Murphy Funeral Home, Caldwell, [OH], for Raymond H. Watson, 83, who died Wednesday, April 26 [1972] in Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, [OH], following an illness.

Formerly of Noble County, he was a retired school teacher and merchant. The son of George and Sarah Mendenhall Watson, he was born June 29, 1888 in Noble County.

Mr. Watson was a member of the Mt. Ephraim United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Birdie; a son, James Watson of Caldwell; five grandchildren.

A son, Hubert, three brothers and a sister are deceased.

Rev. James L. Mason of Zanesville and Rev. Marshall Peterson will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in Friends Cemetery at Quaker City.
(Source: Quaker City, Ohio newspaper, Friday, 28 Apr 1972 - furnished by Terry Willis, typed by Richard E. Henthorn)

Watson, George Washington

George Washington WATSON
Born - 22 Oct 1850 Noble Co., OH
Died - 9 Mar 1909 Noble Co., OH
Bur. - Mar 1909 Seneca Twp., Noble Co., OH, Coen's Cemetery

Note - George Washington Watson

MARRIAGE: 20 Feb 1873, in Noble Co., OH
(Source: Marriage Book, Vol. 5, p. 196, Noble Co., OH courthouse - furnished by James B. Watson)


PROBATE: Will in Will Book VI, p. 191, Caldwell, OH

George W. Watson, son of David and Charlotte Watson, was born in Seneca township, Noble county, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1850, and died March 9, 1909, aged 58 years, 4 months and 16 days.

He was united in marriage to Sarah I. Mendenhall, Feb. 20, 1873. To this union were born five children, David A. and Clark H. of Senecaville, Howard A., of Kennonsburg, Maggie, wife of Charles H. Bates and Raymond H., who resides with is widowed mother.

He united with the Coen's M.E. church in 1882, under the pastorate of Rev. J.W. Satterthwaite and remained a consistent member of the same till death.

His last suffering was intense but he bore it all with Christian fortitude.

He leaves a wife, four sons, one daughter, nine brothers, one sister and many friends to mourn his departure. By his death the family loses a loving father and husband, the church a consistent member and the community a noble citizen.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ross Sullivan at the Coen's M.E. church. Interment in the cemetery nearby. FRIEND.
(Source: Noble County Leader, Noble Co., OH, 24 Mar 1909 - furnished by Terry Willis, typed by Richard E. Henthorn)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Havens, Sara J. "Sally" (Stretch)

Sarah J. (STRETCH) Havens
Born - 28 Nov 1927 Normal, Mc Lean Co., IL
Mar. - 24 Nov 1951 Normal, Mc Lean Co., IL
Died - 28 Nov 2001 Rochelle, Ogle Co., IL
Bur. - 3 Dec 2001 Bloomington, Mc Lean Co., IL, East Lawn Memorial Gardens
Dau of L. Eugene STRETCH & Mary Louise OLMSTED

Note - Sarah J. Stretch

CEMETERY: East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, IL

DEATH: Died on her birthday.

OBITUARY: Sara J. Havens
BLOOMINGTON [IL] -- Sara J. "Sally" Havens, 74, of Rochelle, [IL] formerly of Normal, died unexpectedly Wednesday (Nov. 28, 2001) at Rochelle Community

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church of Rochelle, the Rev. Jon Hutchison officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Unger-Horner Funeral Home, Rochelle, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church or to Rochelle Community Hospital.

She was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Normal, a daughter of L. Eugene and Mary Louise Olmsted Stretch. She married John T. Havens on Nov. 24, 1951, in Normal. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Nancy Havens, Earlville; a son, Barry (Barbara) Havens, Garland, Texas; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Elizabeth Wroan. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Rochelle, PEO Sisterhood, DAR, Flagg Township Historical Society, Rochelle Women's Club and Rochelle Hospital Auxiliary.

She graduated from University High School in Normal in 1945 and attended Illinois State University for two years.

She and her husband had recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.
(Source: Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean, IL. 30 Nov 2001 - Furnished
by Rex King)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jones, Cecelia (Henthorn)

5 - Cecelia HENTHORN
Born - 8 Jun 1856 Monroe, OH
Died - 12 Aug 1920 OH
Bur. - 13 Aug 1920 Cameron, Monroe, OH, New Cameron Cemetery

Note - Cecelia Henthorn

Problem: Was her first name, Cecilia or Ciscela?

AKA: She was probably known as Cely.

Cecelia Jones Dies

Mrs. Cecelia Henthorne Jones was born Jun 8, 1856, and departed this life August 12, 1920, being at the time of her death 64 years, 2 months, and 4 days old.

She was united in marriage with H.J. Jones at Cameron, OHio, January 7, 1881. To this union was born two daughters, Mrs. Earl Ward, of Woodsfield, and Mrs. Grover Boughner, of Cameron, also four sons, Carl, Clifford, Glenn, and Lynn all of Cameron.

She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She will be sadly missed in the community where she was ever ready to minister to the sick and needy.

She was a member of the Church of Christ, having obeyed the Gospel young in life. Funeral services were conducted by J.C. Atkinson, Friday, August 13, after which the body was laid to rest in the new cemetery at Cameron, Ohio.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping - furnished by Ruth Shuck.)

sp- Hamilton J. JONES
Mar. - 7 Jan 1881 Cameron, Monroe, OH

Note - Hamilton J. Jones

MARRIAGE: Item in Spirit of Democracy, 5 Apr 1881. Mar. Jan. 7 by J.M. Boughner, Esq. of Adams Twp. Miss Cely Henthorne to Mr. Hamilton Jones.
(Source: Fedorchak, Vol. XI, page 72)

Marri: Batch #: M514041, Source Call #: 940297
Hamilton Jones and Cely Henthorn, 7 Jan 1881, Monore, OH

6 - Unknown JONES
sp- Earl WARD

6 - Unknown JONES
sp- Grover BOUGHNER

6 - Carl JONES

6 - Clifford JONES

6 - Glenn JONES

6 - Lynn JONES

Friday, April 2, 2010

Henthorn, Benjamin R.

Heart Attack Claims
B.R. "Wink" Henthorn
Feb. 14, 1935

The grim reaper, Death, descended on our little community last
Thursday, and removed one of our best loved and highly respected
fellow townsman, Benjamin R. Henthorn. Perhaps, for the benefit of
his countless friends, we had better call him "Wink," the name known
to partically every man, woman and child in Lewis county. Many there
were who did not know that his real name was Benjamin.

He had not enjoyed the best of health for the past five years, and
some three years ago suffered an attack of flu, which so weakened him,
that although he managed to get back to his accustomed place of
business, he never fully recovered, and his friends had anxiously
watched him from week to week, slowly slipping. The climax was reach
last Friday week, the 8th, when friends think, worrying over the
condition of his good wife, who was confined to her bed with a tumor,
brought on a heart attack just as he arose from his bed that morning,
and he collapsed.

His son, Dr. Arthur Henthorn, arrived after a forced drive from St.
Johns, Mich., and all that medical skill and loyal friends could do,
availed nothing. Apparently just worn out, he pass quietly away
shortly after 4 o'clock Thursday morning.

He was born March 27, 1862, in Ironton, Ohio, the son of Henry and
Caroly Henthorn. He came to Vanceburg in 1887, where he met Miss Emma
Scott, to whom he was united in marriage December 29, 1887. Four
children were born to them, Arthur being the only survivor, two having
died in infancy, and Gus, who was drowned in the Ohio river during the
summer of 1910. now occupied by J.T. Ott, and more than thirty years in the
present Danner Stand in the E.W. Bruce Building, which he occupied
during the fire two years ago. He then set up shop in the old Heller
Meat Shop on Market Street, where he remained until his death.

In 1910 he united with the Christian Church under the ministry of C.A.
Van Winkle, and obeyed his Lord in baptism, and has since been a
faithful member, being on the Board of Deacons for many years.
Fraternally, he was affiliated with the Jr. O.U.A.M., Odd Fellows and
Knights of Phythias.

Wink Henthorn was a good man, and since his conversion, a true
Christian character. His close friends know what a loyal husband and
loving father he was. Ardent and impetuous in his championing of the
principals in which he believed, politically (Abe Lincoln Republican)
or morally, he may have at times confounded his friends of different
views, but none there were to doubt the sincerity of his convictions.
He was just plain "Wink" he stood for what he thought right and you
had to take him or leave him, just as you choose. There was
compromise or hair-splitting with him. He will be sadly missed not
only by his bereaved family and his church, but by the entire
community of which he was undoubtedly a landmark of near half a

The funeral services were held, first at the home, a private service
for the widow who was unable to leave her bed, then at the Christian
Church, his minister, Ira W. Stout, officiating, and the body laid to
rest in Woodlawn cemetery by Plummer Bros., until that great day when
he shall hear the words, "Come ye blessed of my father, inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world."