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Tracking Vol III #1 – Feb 1977 – pg. 2
The following copied from old death notices: (many newspapers not identified)
Funeral Notice * Died at the residence of his father, in Bucyrus Township, William H. Summers, aged 22 years, 8 months and 6 days. The friends of the deceased are invited to attend the funeral services at his father’s residence, on Sunday, Dec. 15th, at 2 o’clock, P.M. Carriages will leave Public Square at 1 o’clock, P.M., to convey those who desire to attend.
(NOTE: The above had the date 1861 inscribed in pencil.)
Died on Thursday morning at 11 o’clock a.m. George Edmund, infant son of D.W. & R.A. Swigart. Funeral from the residence of D. W. Swigart this afternoon at 4 o’clock. – Bucyrus, August 17, 1855.
Died, on the 18th inst., of Consumption, Mrs. Robt. M. Hutchison, in the 24th year of her age.
The funeral services will take place tomorrow, (Sunday) at 3 o’clock p.m., at the residence of J. P. Black, one mile north of Bucyrus. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. – Bucyrus, 0., May 18, 1872
The funeral services of Miss Naomi Boeman, eldest daughter of John J. Boeman, will take, place at the residence of her parents, tomorrow, Thursday, November 7th, at 1 o’clock, P.M. The procession will leave the house at 2 o’clock.
The friends of the family, and the public are invited to attend. – Bucyrus, Nov. 6, ’67.
Died on Wednesday, 17th inst., at 6 p.m., at her residence in Bucyrus, of disease of the lungs, Elizabeth, wife of Silas A. Bowers in the 33d year of her age.
The funeral services will be held at the Lutheran Church on Friday, 19th inst. at 10 a.m.
Bucyrus, Ohio, April 18, 1872.
Funeral Invitation No. 110 West Berry Street, Dec. 6th, 1861.
The Funeral of Mrs. Pliny Hoagland will take place on Sunday afternoon next at 2 o’clock.
Divine Service at the residence by Rev. J. M. Lowrie.
Died on the 6th inst., Louis K., son of A. Summers, Jr., aged 4 years, 9 months and 12 days.
The Funeral will take place today at 10 o’clock A.M. September 7, 1855.
Died on Tuesday, 25th instant, Martha Jane Pickering, aged 42 years, 5 months and 25 days.
The Funeral will take place from the residence of her husband on Poplar Street on Wednesday, 26th, at half past 2 o’clock, P.M.
Bucyrus, January 26, 1875.
Died on Tuesday, September 7, at 11 A.M., John Reiter, in the Seventy-Seventh year of his age.
The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Thursday morning at 9 o’clock, from the late residence of the deceased on the Brokensword, six miles Northwest of Bucyrus.
Bucyrus, O. September 8th, 1880.
Died, on Thursday morning, 17th inst., John Smith, in the seventy-third year of his age.
The funeral will take place from the Presbyterian Church, on Friday, the 18th inst., at 10 o’clock a.m.
Bucyrus, Ohio, October 17, 1872.
Tracking Vol VI #3 pg 24 – August 1980Obituary — from Bill Marquart(No source indicated)
JOHN C. FRY was born at Sulphur Springs Crawford Co. Ohio, Sep. 27, 1836 and d. Feb. 3, 1911 at the age of 74y 4m 6d. He was the 6th in order of a family of 10 children born to John H. & Catherine Fry. His boyhood days were spent on the farm and in 1858-59 he was a student at Oberlin college fitting himself for service as a teacher, and taking up a musical course; he taught a yr. in Wyandot Co. and then left for Missouri teaching there until the outbreak of the Civil War. He returned home and on 12 Nov. 1862 he was united in marr. to Mary A. Becker. They took up their home in the woods and began life’s journey together. By diligence, self denial and hard labor they cleared and improved a considerable amount of land.
Mr. Fry was one of the founders and one of the principal financial supporters in organizing and building the Tabor church of which they were members until ca 1889 when they retired from the farm and moved to Tiffin, 0., and their membership was transferred to the Methodist Protestant church there. Since the death of Mrs. Fry, Jan. 4, 1898, he had made his home with his children. He is survived by 4 children: Eugene & Elmer of Cranberry twp., Crawford Co.O., Wm. Fry of Toledo,0., and Mrs. Minnie Hathaway of Lansing, Mich. Also 3 bro. & 3 sis, and 7 grandchildren. After an illness of over 2 months, caused principally from the infirmities of old age he was finally called to his long rest.
He was a good neighbor and a kind and diligent husband and father. He was widely known and respected and many friends remain to mourn his departure.
Funeral services were held at the Tabor church Sun. forenoon. Rev.W.D.Akers of New Washington, officiated. Burial in Union Com. near Sulpher Springs. Those attending the funeral from a distance were Mrs. Clarence Hathaway and family of Lansing, Mich. and Wm. Fry and wife of Toledo, Ohio.