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.

The death of Mrs. H. D. Jones, daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. M. Miller, on Thursday last cast a deep gloom over the entire community by whom she was universally loved and respected. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Sunday afternoon, at 4:30 o’clock. Long before the appointed hour the church was filled to overflowing with friends who had assembled to pay the last tribute to a noble woman. The audience room had been appropriately draped in mourning for one who had been an earnest and consistant member, first in every good work and enterprise that would add to the prosperity of the church. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. The services were conducted by Rev. G. W. Pepper, assisted by Rev. G. A. Hughes, and Rev. D. B. Duncan, and the following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: J. Cahn, Cloyd Mansfield, M. Winbigler, O. F, Crall, W. W. Carter and C. J. Kenny. It was nearly the close of day when the long procession reached the cemetery and the casket was lowered into the grave which kind hands had lined with evergreen and decked with flowers. To the bereaved family goes out the tenderest sympathy of the community, who knew the worth of the devoted mother, wife and daughter. The following is a list of the beautiful floral designs: The Gates Ajar, from the Sabbath school; Harp, from her Sunday school class; Lyre, from Mrs. D. F. Brubaker and Mrs. Milt Winbigler; Star, from Mr. and Mrs. Fritzinger; Anchor, Mr. and Mrs. H. Sefert, of Canton; large clusters of rose buds, from Mrs. Dixon, of Cleveland, and also Mrs. Cahn; Pillow, with “Delia” in center, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Potter; Sickle and Sheaf of Wheat; Heart resting on the Cross. Mr. and Mrs W. E. Cahoon, of Elyria; Basket, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hildebrandt, of Chicago; Basket, from Miss Carrie Dixon, of Cleveland; Boquets, Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Damp, Fia Deshong, Mrs. Nelson, of St. Louis, Mrs. Dr. Brown, of Galion, Sophia Reeb, Charles Kenny, little Katie Moore; Pillow, with “Delis”, across one corner; and others from many more.

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