This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.

The scrapbook is compiled from undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.

John Ledman, only son and child of Supt. and Mrs. H. H. Frazier, died Monday evening, Feb. 8, 1897, aged 11 months and 2 days. His illness resulted from contracting a very bad cold, which settled in various parts of the little sufferer’s system, but principally affecting his lungs. The child appeared to be on a fair way to recovery, but took a turn for the worse last Monday evening, and it was but a few short hours until the grim reaper, Death, carried away this fair blossom from this,now sad kind sorrowful family. The child was an exceptionally bright one and already had won many friends. Funeral services were held from the M. E. Church, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev, T. L. McConnell, a large and sympathetic congregation being present. The remains were afterwards interred in the Union cemetery.
Many and profuse were the floral memorials presented by friends. Out of respect to Supt. and Mrs. Frazier in their sad bereavement, the High school was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. All the schools were closed on Wednesday. The main entrance to the school building was appropriately draped. The bereft parents have the sympathy of all.May He “who doeth all things’ well” comfort and sustain these sorrowing families in these their unspeakable losses.

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