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.

Mrs. Jane Powers Hamilton died at her residence one mile east of this place on July 2, 1897. She was a daughter of Volney and Mary Powers and was born in New Washington, 0. Dec. 19, 1844.
In November 1886 she was married to Samuel Hamilton, and moved to Omaha, Neb., where she resided until the death of her husband, in May, 1894. After arranging her business she again came to New Washington and resided on her farm until called to the other side, to which place she passed with a confident hope that her heavenly and eternal home would be far more enjoyable than any on earth in its present state.
She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Marie Stonestreet, of Philadelphia, two brothers, James and Rolla Powers, two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Jolly and Mrs. Elizabeth Bloom, besides a very large number of other relatives, who mourn her loss.
Funeral services at the Goodwill church, conducted by Elder G. T. Griffiths, of Kirtland, 0., and Bishop E. L. Kelley, of Lamoni, Iowa, last Monday afternoon. Text, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”


The will of Jane Hamilton, of Cranberry township, was filed today. It names E. L. Kelley as executor, and allows him $500 for his services. She leaves $3,000 to her brother, Rolla Powers, and $500 to another brother, James Powers, to Maud Stonestreet, an adopted daughter, she leaves $2,000. To her sister Amanda Jolly she leaves $3,000 and her farm of 86 acres, with its contents. Her niece, Della Pugh, gets $500, and another niece, Pearl Jolly, $50, while an infant grand-daughter gets $50. Maud L. and Floyd Powers receive $50 each and Florence Danford $200. Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, is given $500. After these are all paid amounting to over $10,000, the balance is to go to her cousin, Frank McMorris.–Telegraph, July 7.