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BEEN, Jacob

Submitted by: Robert K. Beam, Ph.D.

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian

Date: 1909 August 14


Jacob Been, Suffering from Cancer of Stomach, Succumbs to Disease.

Jacob Been, aged 69 years, of Turner avenue, died at the family home this morning at 11:15 o'clock after an illness of cancer of the stomach, having suffered a long time with this disease.

Mr. Been was a pioneer resident of this county, and by his friendly ways won a number of friends who will be sadly grieved to hear of his death.

He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Genetta Been, and four sons, James, J.S., Harry, and Earl, all at home.


Submitted by: Elizabeth Periman

Source: Semi Weekly Age, pg.1

Date: 1887 February 8

We understand that Mr. Abram Gaskill, late of Cambridge Ohio died on the 11th of last month [January]. Mr. Gaskill came from the State of New Jersey in 1832 and settled in Linton Township. He was a boot and shoemaker by trade and long a citizen of Plainfield. He was 82 years of age.

GRAY STILLION, Norma Josephine "Jo"

Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1998 ca.

Norma Josephine "Jo" Stillion 77, former long time resident of Savannah,died early Sunday morning in good Shepherd Home in Fostoria. She was born in Ashland county May 31, 1921, the daughter of John and Florence Schindler Gray. She was a cook at the Pancake House in Savannah, the restaurant at Ruggles and at Joy's Dairyland in Ashland. Mrs. Stillion was a member of the Savannah United Methodist Church. She was a member of Friendship Circle and of the Lions Ladies Auxiliary of Savannah. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Gerald Kirkpatrick of Risingsun, Ohio; one son and his friend, David L. Stillion Sr. and Kathy Doughty of Norwalk; seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; two sisters, Letha Lefever of Savannah and Phyllis Beattie of Wachula, Fla.; two brothers Lloyd E. "Gene" Gray of Ashland and Joseph "Earnie" Gray of Wapakoneta, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Stillion whom she married Nov. 2, 1940. Services will be held 10 a m Wednesday, at the Savannah United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Wallace and the Rev. Robert Snyder officiating. Burial will be in the Savannah Cemetery.


Submitted by: Robert L. Jackson

Source: THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS, Bloomfield, Greene Co., IN, Volume XLIII, Number 18, Page 1, Column 6

Date: 1919 March 20 ca.


John HAMILTON was born February 14, 1832 in Guernsey County, Ohio, and died March 4, 1919, aged eighty-seven years and eighteen days.

He was united in marriage to Mary M. DAVIS, December 11, 1851, and she preceded him to the better world on September 30, 1893. To this union was born eleven children, seven sons and four daughters, namely: Joseph M. HAMILTON, of Pleasant Ridge; Hans HAMILTON, of Solsberry; Mary MASTERSON, of South Dakota; Elvira HUNTER, of Lyons, George HAMILTN, of Lis, Ill.; John HAMILTON and James HAMILTON and Roberta SHIELDS of Worthington; Olaf R. of Bloomfield. Six of the children still survive.

Deceased served through the Civil war in the 97TH REGIMENT INDIANA VOLUNTEERS.

He was married a second time to Mrs. Elizabeth M. HEATON on October 16, 1894, who still survives him. He united with the P. M. Church at an early age. After moving to Bloomfield he united with the M. E. Church at this place. He lived a loyal and devoted Christian until God called him home. He was a kind husband and father, always lending a helping hand to those who were in need. He was very patient through his long suffering.

The funeral was held at the family residence at 1 oclock Wednesday, conducted by Rev. SMITH. Interment in the cemetery at Tulip.

Notes from Submitter: CEMETERIES OF EASTERN GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA, 1994, G.C.H.S., Richland Township, Tulip Cemetery, Page 157: HAMILTON, John, 14 Feb 18324 Mar 1919, CO A 97TH REGT INF VOL.; HAMILTON, Mary M., 5 Aug 183530 Sep 1893.

HARROLD, Marquis De Lafayette

Submitted by: Louise Mann

Source: The Daily Guernsey Times

Date: 1908 April 6

Falls 25' to his Death

Carpenter breaks his neck at Trail Run Mine

Was laboring 25 feet from ground on steel tipple being constructed.

With but 30 minutes to prepare himself to meet death, Lafayette Harrold, aged 57 years, assed away Saturday afternoon about 2:30 oclock from a broken neck, the result of a fall from the new steel coal tipple, being constructed by the Cambridge Collieries Co., at Trail Run Mine No 1. Harold was only semi-conscious during the half hour he lived after the accident.

Harold, who was a resident of Byesville, was employed on the construction of the new tipple as a carpenter. He was at a point 25 feet from the ground when he fell to his death.

The deceased leaves a wife and four children to mourn his death. They have the sympathies of a myriad of friends, for Mr. Harold was popular in the vicinity in which he lived.

Funeral services over the body of the deceased will be held from the M E church at Byesville at 9 oclock Tuesday morning, conducted by the pastor, Rev W O Hawkins. Interment will be made in Mt Zion cemetery, near Pleasant City.

Source: The Cumberland Echo, Cumberland, Ohio

Date: 1908 April 8

Sudden Death of M L Harrold

The community was greatly shocked last Saturday morning when word was received that Lafayette Harrold had been accidentally killed at Trail Run mine. Mr. Harrold was employed as a carpenter and was working on the tipple when in some manner he lost his balance and fell to the ground, a distance of about twenty-five feet. His neck was broken in the fall and death was instantaneous.

Mr. Harrold had lived in this community for many years. About two or three months ago he moved his family to near Byesville where he had a position as carpenter at the Trail Run mine.

The funeral was held Tuesday at the M E church in Byesville conducted by Rev B L George, of this city, and Rev w O Hawkins, of the Byesville church. The burial was at Mt Zion Evangelical Lutheran cemetery. A large number were in attendance.


Marquis De Lafayette Harrold, son of Joseph and Almira Harrold, was born November 26th, 1849, near Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio and died at Byesville, Ohio, April 4, 1908, aged fifty-eight years, four months and eight days.

He was united in marriage to Mary A Lafollette, August 27, 1870. To them were born seven children as follows:

Myra E. (Colville), of Morrelton, Missouri, Benjamin N, who died August 10, 1896; James J, lieutenant of the Pennsylvania Railroad Cos detectives, with headquarters in Cleveland, O; Otto H of Zanesville; Alice M, who died July16th 1885; Martha E, died June 23rd, 1885 and Mary Edna, of the home.

He was a kind husband and father and a good neighbor, highly respected by all who knew him, being strictly honest and upright in al his dealings and every ready to accommodate a neighbor or friend.

He leaves to mourn a widow, four children, six grandchildren, two brothers and a host of friends by all of whom he will be greatly missed.

Sympathy for the bereaved ones is expressed upon every hand in this community.


Submitted by: Louise Mann

Source: Unknown

Date: 1899 March 10

Obituary: Ellen Hook

Ellen Hook was born in Hampshire County, Va, July 2, 1825, and died at Mt Zion, O, March 2, 1899, aged seventy-three years and nine months.

At the age of nine years she moved with her parents to Guernsey County, O. On July 1846 she was united in marriage to James LaFollette. Thirteen children blessed this union four sons and nine daughters of whom two sons and six daughters, together with her husband are left to mourn their loss. She has been a consistent member of the Mt Zion Lutheran church for forty-seven years. More than three years ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis and had never seen a well day since; yet she bore all with Christian fortitude.

The last services were conducted by her paster, Rev. C. F. Floto, and interment was made in the Mt Zion cemetery.

There is no death,

What seems so is transition;

This life of mortal breath

Is but a fortaste of the left elysian,

Whose portal we call death.

Previous to her affliction, Mrs. LaFollette could point out and tell who occupied every unmarked grave in the Mt Zion cemetery; notwithstanding it has been used as a burial ground for more than sixty years.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1994 May 14 ca.

Martha Irene Stillion, 70, of Linwood Road, Pleasant City, died Saturday (May 14, 1994) at Guernsey Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 28, 1923, at New Concord, daughter of the late Cecil and Della Jamesion Jennings.She attended the Assembly of God, Byesville. Mrs. Stillion was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Stillion, on March 15, 1976. They were married Nov. 29, 1941. Also deceased are a son, two brothers and a sister. She leaves eight sons, Gary of Newark; Virgil of Senecaville; Richard A. of Logan; Terry E. of Chandlersville; Jan M. of Cambridge; Randy J. , William C. and Robert J. ,all of Pleasant City; four daughters, Mrs. Larry (Dianne) Mercer of Pleasant City; Mrs. David (Linda) Kackley of Madison; Mrs.Robert (Pam) Latham of Byesville and Mrs. Gary (Paula) King of Pleasant City; two brothers, William and Robert Jennings, both of Cambridge; five sisters, Virginia Darby and Helen Richards, both of Reynoldsburg; Lois Rose of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; Ann Stella and Donna Drager, both of Wisconsin; 34 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services will be at Scott funeral Home at 11 am Wednesday with the Rev. Dan E. Crouch officiating. Burial will be in Old Washington Cemetery.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: Unknown

The death of Mrs. James Stillion, which occurred at her home in this place on last Thursday, brought sadness to many homes in the community where she was so much loved and respected. She had been in failing health for several months as a result of lung trouble. Everything that medical assistance and careful nursing could do to prolong her life proved all in vain. God in his infinite goodness took her home to dwell with the angels forever more. She died as she lived a good Christian woman. She united with the Middlebourne M. E. church in early girlhood and ever lived the life of a devoted Christian. She was born at Kennonsburg, Nobel county, about 37 years ago and came to this place when she was quite young. Besides her husband, James Stillion, she is survived by one son , Fred, aged about 12 years. Her Mother, Mrs.Mary Knight, and one sister, Mrs. F. T. Hays, also survives her. The funeral which was attended by a multitude of friends, took place from the M.E. church on Friday at 10 am the services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. H. Stewart, who delivered a very interesting and appropriate discourse. The floral offerings from relatives and friends were many and beautiful.Interment was made in the Clarks cemetery. The profoundest sympathy of all go out to the bereft husband and son in their great loss of an affectionate wife and loving mother.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1909 January 25 ca.

Nancy E. Stillions was born Jan. 10th, 1838 and died at her home in Easton, Ohio, Sabbath morning, Jan. 25th, 1909 aged 70 years, 11 months 24 days. She was married to her first husband William F. Lewis, in the year 1857, and to them were born five children; Delila E, Robert l., Miranda E., Joseph W., Emma Jane. the surviving children are; Mrs. Emma Jane Stillions, Robert L, Lewis and Mrs. Miranda E. Stillions. Her husband William F. Lewis died June 30th, 1864, age 32 years. The deceased was married to William Stillions on Oct. 24th, 1872, and to them were born seven children, three dying in infancy,. Lula Ellen, died Nov. 10th, 1880, Margaret died May 25th, 1887. The surviving children are Mrs. Jessie Cosgrove and Mrs. Carrie B. Devault. The age of 17 years she united with the Saltfork Baptist church, under the pastorate of Rev. George Wharton and through life sustained an earnest Christian character. She was patient and brave in her great affliction. During the last seven years of her life, she bore her sufferings well, saying she was prepared to go to be with her father in heaven. Her last request for her children was that they all would meet her in heaven, after bidding them the parting "goodbye". Funeral services were conducted at the home on Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 1909, by Rev. Woods assisted by Rev. G. W. Stewart. The remains were then taken to the Washington cemetery for burial. The stricken husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1972 August 5 ca.

Funeral services for Roscoe W. Moorehead, 66, Cambridge R. D. 4, will be at 11 am Tuesday at Scott Funeral Home, with the Rev. Milford R. Carey officiating. burial will be in Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home form 7 to 9 p m today. A retired millwright, he died at 1:15 p m Saturday August 5, 1972 at Guernsey Memorial Hospital. He was born May 27, 1906 in Cambridge, the son of Henry and Eva Stillions Moorehead, and was affiliated with the United Methodist church. Mr. Moorehead leaves his wife, the former Gladys Fogle; one daughter, Mrs.Myrna June Sigman of Kent; one granddaughter; two brothers, Albert Moorehead of Canton, Edgar Moorehead, Cambridge; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Friedman of Michigan, and Mrs. Margaret Willis of Canton.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1968 December 19 ca.

Mrs. Ruby May Poland, 58, 1960 Greenwood Ave., died at 1 a m Thursday ( Dec 19, 1968) at Guernsey Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She was born July 23, 1910 in Cambridge, the daughter of Henry and Evalina Stillions Moorehead, and was a member of Chalfant's Chapel United Methodist church and its WSCS. She was married Dec. 21, 1927 to Lloyd Poland who died June 5, 1959. Mrs. Poland leaves two sons, Jerry Lee Poland, Cambridge and Thomas Wayne Poland of the home; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Willis, Canton, and Mrs. Hazel Friedman, Lansing, Mich.; three brothers, Albert Moorehead, Cambridge ; Edgar Moorehead, Cambridge and Roscoe Moorehead, Cambridge; several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Orville and Pearl Moorehead, are deceased. Friends may call at Scott Funeral home from 7 to 9 p m Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be at 1:30 p m Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. James D. Fox officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Byesville.

PERRY, Earl W. and BELL PERRY, Inez

Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1938 October 14 ca.

Three Killed In Crossing Crash, Akron, O., Oct. 14,1938

A man, woman and child were killed late today when their automobile was struck by a special Pennsylvania passenger train at nearby Clinton, O. Deputy Sheriff Dan McCafferty said the man was tentatively identified as Earl W. Perry, Akron, and the woman as his wife, Mrs. Inez Bell Perry, 44. No identification was made immediately of the child, a girl about 12 years old.

F. E. Dusenberry, operator of a filling station near the crossing said the woman was driving the automobile, and apparently did not see the train until the auto was on the tracks. Instead of attempting to complete the crossing, she stopped the car on the tracks. The special train carried 200 Civilian Conservation enrollees.

PERRY, Hurl W., BELL PERRY, Ina, and MILLER, Betty

Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1938 October 15

3 Die Helpless In Coupe..One Body carried 500 Feet As Train Hits Stalled Car

With the sickening terror of sheer helplessness, an Akron couple and their 11-year-old-granddaughter watched from their stalled coupe late yesterday as a speeding Pennsylvania railroad train smashed all three to death at the dangerous Clinton crossing. So violent was the impact that one of the bodies was carried 500 feet from the crossing. The wreckage of the car was swept nearly 1,500 feet. The victims were Hurl W. Perry, 55, of 76 1-2 S. Arlington St., his wife Ina Bell, 49, and their granddaughter, Betty Miller, of Shellhart Rd., Loyal Oak. Six others died elsewhere in the state in traffic mishaps Friday.

The crossing at Clinton claimed its first victim this year on July 17 when Mrs. Catherine Kintz, 70, of canal Fulton, occupant of a car driven by her daughter, Carrie, was fatally injured.

Grandmother At Wheel

The crossing is so hazardous that Rev. Fr. John L. Maurer, Clinton pastor, has had members of his congregation act as guards there while others are going to and from church. According to neighbors, the Perry's left home yesterday afternoon, intending to pick up their granddaughter at her Loyal Oak school and drive to Mrs. Perry's parents in Cambridge, Ohio. Mrs. Perry was driving the car. The fatal accident occurred shortly after 5 p m , at the point where highway 21 crosses the tracks after paralleling them for some distance. It is the second fatal accident at this crossing this year.

According to witnesses, F. E. Dusenberry and W. A. Lamb, both of Clinton, Mrs. Perry, apparently not seeing the train, make the sharp left turn onto the tracks and then the car appeared to stall. The crossing warning lights were signaling as the car approached and the engineer blew his whistle, they said.

Sit there Helplessly

The three victims seemed to sit transfixed as the flying locomotive bore down on them, but according to Dusenberry, the train was so close when they entered the track, it probably would have struck the car even if it had not stalled. As the engineer frantically applied his air brakes, locking the wheels, the heavy trucks screamed over the steel rails for an instant.

Then the huge locomotive crashed into the tiny coupe, smashing the steel body like so much pasteboard and strewing the wreckage 1,500 feet down theright-of-way, where the train ground to a stop.

Perry's body was hurled from the car, 50 feet through the air. Twenty-five feet beyond the spot where his body was found, was the body of the child, evidently dropped from the wreckage as it was carried along by the locomotive.

Mrs. Perry was found at least 500 feet from the crossing and nearby was the motor of the car, dropped from the chassis. The train was a special carrying 200 Cleveland CCC boys to Columbus, and the boys helped clear away the wreckage.

The bodies were taken to the morgue of the Sweigart funeral home in Canal Fulton, where Mrs. Perry was tentatively identified by her driver's license.

Perry and his wife, nee Ina B.Stillions, were natives of the Old Washington community. A number of Cambridge and Guernsey county relatives attended the final rites. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1996 February 10 ca.

Quaker City - Services will be 11 am Wednesday at Thorn-Eberle Funeral Home, Quaker City, for Lucile Stillion, 86, of Salesville, who died Saturday (Feb. 10, 1996) at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center. The Rev. Jim Lee and the Rev. John Kimbler will officiate. Burial will be in Salesville United Presbyterian Cemetery. She was born June 3, 1909, in Salesville, daughter of the late Roy and Amy Stoneburner Reynolds. She was a homemaker. She attended Salesville church of Faith and she was a member of church of Faith Women's Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. R.. "Jake" Stillion, on March 25, 1966. She leaves three sons, Jack Stillion of Cambridge, Charles Stillion of Quaker city and Danny Stillion of Salesville; two daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Eileen) Hall and Mrs. Alan (Maxine) Eagon, both of Quaker City; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

SHUMAN, Albert L.

Submitted by: Robert K. Beam, Ph.D.

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian

Date: 1924 April 16


Albert L. Shuman, aged 70 years, died at his home 516 North Fifth street, Tuesday evening at 8:15 oclock. Mr. Shuman was born December 22nd.,1854, at Gibson, Ohio, and on November 7th., 1880, was united in marriage with Margaret Beam. To this union the following children were born: Mrs. Frank Brown, of Zanesville, Mrs. H.L. Siens, North Sixth street, [this] city, and Nellie B. of the home. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 oclock from the home.

SIENS, Harold L.

Submitted by: Robert K. Beam, Ph.D.

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian, p. 17

Date: 1966 November 5


Funeral services for Harold Lester Siens, 84, 453 N. Sixth St., will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from McCracken-Thorn Funeral Home here. The Rev. Albert Wagner will officiate.

Mr. Siens, an accountant, was found dead of an apparent heart attack at his home at 1 p.m. Friday by William Armbruster, a Cambridge mailman, and Glen Durben, a neighbor.

Time of death was set at about 4 p.m. Wednesday by Guernsey County Coroner Dr. W. A. Larrick.

Born Nov. 28, 1881, in Guernsey County, he was son of Austin and Mary Turner Siens. His wife, Leola Shuman Siens, preceded him in death.

Mr. Siens was a member of the Ninth St. Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Herbert, of Cuyahoga Falls; a daughter, Mrs. William Warner, Vienna, W. Va.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Three brothers are deceased.

Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

STARR, Jasper C.

Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1972 June 1 ca.

Jasper C. Starr, 88, 2227 Central Ave., died at 8:45 p m Thursday (June 1,1972) at Guernsey Memorial Hospital following a long illness. The head of maintenance at Cambridge Glasshouse for 42 years, he was born Oct. 25, 1883 at Middlebourne, the son of William and Mary Long Starr, and was a member of Stop 9 Church of Christ and Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. Starr, the last of 11 children, leaves his wife, the former Anna A. Boniphant; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Adkins, Cambridge; three sons, Ralph; and Jasper C. Starr Jr., both of Cambridge, Charles of Brookpark; 13 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. One son, Paul is deceased. Friends may call at Scott Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p m Sunday. Services will be at 1 p m Monday at the funeral home with Evan. Abe Miller officiating. Burial will be in Old Washington Cemetery.

STARR, Marvin Dilly

Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1914 June 16 ca.

Marvin Dilly Starr was born Feb. 5, 1887, and died June 16, 1914 at his home in Middlebourne, age 27 years 4 months and 10 days. He united with the Methodist Episcopal church, at Middlebourne under Rev. Harry Steward. He lived a devoted Christian life and told his friends he was ready and prepared to die and for them to meet him in Heaven. He told his wife Sunday night that the death angles were all around his bed and he saw his baby boy in Heaven; he said "you have a darling boy on earth, and I have one in Heaven." He bore his suffering well, never uttering a word of complaint about his sufferings. He took sick in October, 1913. Mr. Starr made all arrangements for his funeral. He was united in marriage Jan. 15, 1910 to Miss Ollie Stillion and to this union two children were born, one dying in infancy. Freddy Elbert Starr was born Nov. 29, 1912 and died at the age of 1 year, 6 months and 20 days. Besides the wife and child the mother, Mrs. Mary Starr, of Salesville, and three brothers and three sisters are left to mourn his death, as follows; John Starr, Washington; George Starr, Jasper Starr, Cambridge; Mrs. Mack Stillion, Lore City; Mrs. Ross Stillion, near Cambridge and Mrs. Mikle Shoeman, of Quaker City. The funeral was held Thursday at 1 o'clock at the Methodist church in Middlebourne, conducted by Rev. Hughgart. The Moose lodge, of which he was a member, had charge of the services. Interment was made at Carlisle cemetery.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1947 December 25 ca.

The body of Mrs. Mary Stillions Moorehead, 87, who died Thursday at 7:30 a. m. at the home of her son, William Stillions, Bennett Ave., East Cambridge, following a stroke suffered Tuesday, will remain at the Corwin funeral home until time for services Saturday at 1:30 p m at the Old Washington Presbyterian church. Interment will be in Old Washington cemetery. Mrs. Moorehead was born in Guernsey county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.William Starr and was married twice, to Ross Stillions in 1878 and to George Moorehead in 1931. Mr. Stillions died in 1926 and Mr. Moorehead in 1931. She was a member of the Old Washington Presbyterian church. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Lena Moorehead, of Cambridge, Mrs.Robert Flinn, of Mansfield, William , at whose home she died, and Clifford Stillions, of Tippecanoe; one sister, Mrs. Ettie Schuman, of Quaker city and one brother, Jasper Starr, of East Cambridge. Two sons, one daughter, one sister and for brothers are deceased.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: Unknown

Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Frances Stillion will be conducted on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Lore City M. E. Church, by the pastor, Rev. King. Mrs. Stillion died Thursday morning at 5:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Swank, in Lore City. She was born Oct. 5, 1860, in Salesville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Starr, and was a life long member of the U. B. church at Gibson's Station. Her husband, Mack Stillion, died three years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Swank, at whose home she died, and Mrs. Josephine Lyons, of Zanesville; one son, Ellsworth Stillion of Lore City; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ettie Shuman, of Quaker city, and Mrs. Mary Moorehead, of Cambridge; and two brothers, George Starr of Middlebourne, and Jasper Starr of Cambridge.

STILLION, Clarice Rebecca 1

Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1917 April 13 ca.

Sugar Tree

During the past week the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Stillion, of Sugar Tree, was visited with sickness, and Thursday night the Angel of Death plucked the little 16 month flower, called Clarice Rebecca, and wafted it to mansions in heaven. "My beloved has gone down to His garden to gather lilies." We thought that many years were yours, dear, gentle Clarice. We thought you would live and scatter your little deeds of love. Too much for you to leave, we thought. Too soon your willing hands to quit their work and rest. A more attractive little girl is seldom seen. It was an inspiration to hear her gentle, childish tongue prattling. Why she was taken we cannot tell, if we could 'there would not be much room for faith.' A stealthy disease culminated quickly, and no little girl is left to brighten the home. Friends and neighbors may cease to care, the world may forget, but God cares and He will not forget. She is sadly missed, no longer here. She is there gazing, seeing, knowing, loving - as the blessed only see, and know, and love. Earth has one saint less and heaven one more since Thursday, April 12, 1917. Already kneeling at the throne, she has received her welcome and is resting on the bosom of her Saviour. "Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not." Mr. and Mrs. William Stillion tender their thanks to kind friends and neighbors who contributed aid and sympathy during the sickness and death of their little daughter, Clarice. Also for flowers.

STILLION, Clarice Rebecca 2

Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1917 April 15 ca.

The funeral of Clarice Rebecca Stillion was held last Saturday. Short services were held at the home after which the funeral cortege departed for Center Baptist Church where additional services were held, conducted by Rev.Sullivan, of old Washington. Interment was made in the cemetery there. The bereaved family and friends have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in this time of deep sorrow.

Submitter's Note: Clarice Rebecca was the daughter of William H. and Elsie May Gill Stillion. She was born November 26, 1915, d. April 12, 1917, Brady, Guernsey County, Ohio.

STILLION, Clifford

Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1968 May 16 ca.

Freeport - Clifford Stillion, 84, Tippecanoe, died Thursday morning (May 16, 1968) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Robinson, Canton, following a heart attack after a brief illness. A retired sawyer, he was born Nov. 6, 1883 in Old Washington, the son of Ross and Mary Starr Stillion, and resided in Tippecanoe for 50 years. He leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Milford Guiler, Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Earl Allison, National City, Calif.; two sons, Paul of Cleveland and Clifford Jr. of Canton; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Mabel Rose, died eight years ago. Three brothers and three sisters are deceased. Friends may call Saturday at the Koch Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:30 p m Sunday. The Rev. Henry Saunders will officiate and burial will be in the Peoli Cemetery.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1955 January 3 ca.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Lena Moorehead, 75, of Cambridge R D 4 will be held Saturday at 2 p m at Assembly of God church, in Byesville. Rev. J. G. Gott will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Moorehead died Wednesday at 4:30 p m at St. Francis Hospital where she was admitted on Dec. 23 and underwent surgery on Jan. 3. She had been ill for six weeks. Tthe daughter of Ross and Mary Starr Stillion she was born Jan. 18, 1879 at Middlebourne. Her husband, Henry Moorehead, died in 1951. Surviving are eight children, Orville of Akron, Mrs. Hazel Friedman of Canton, Roscoe of Cambridge, Mrs. Ruby Poland of Byesville, P. G., who is serving with the U. S. navy at Newport, R. I., Mrs. Margaret Willis of Mechanicstown, Albert of Canton and Edgar of Cambridge; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, William Stillion of East Cambridge and Clifford Stillion of Tippecanoe; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Flynn, Mansfield. One sister and two brothers are deceased. The body was removed to Corwin Funeral Home and will be taken to the home Friday at 10 a m where it will remain until time for services.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: Unknown

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stillion, Bennett Ave., have received word of the death of their grandson, Gary Paul, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stillion of Ashland. Death occurred at the home Monday night. In addition to the parents and grandparents, a brother and sister also survive, David and Janet, both of the home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p m at Savannah Federated Church, Savannah. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1916 February 21 ca.

Lucinda Stillion Kern was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1847, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Barnes, in West Branch, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 21, 1916, at the age of 68 years, 1 month and 25 days. She grew to womanhood in the home of her parents, assisting with the cares of the home, being a member and an active worker in the Middlebourne m. E. church. She came to Iowa in the spring of 1885 and was married in December of the same year to Gottfried >Kern of columbus Junction, Iowa, Mrs. Barnes being their only child. Mr. Kern being a member of the Reformed church, she joined with him soon after their marriage and has since been an active and loyal supporter of that church. Mr. Kern died June 9, 1907, since which time Mrs. Kern made her home with her daughter. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Stillion of Guernsey County, Ohio. The funeral services were held from the M. E. church at West Branch, IA., Thursday, Feb. 24, at 2:30 p. m. Rev. C. E. Ewing of Cone, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. W. H. Mitchell, conducted the services. Mrs. J. R. Smith, a stepdaughter and George and son, Harry, Clarence and Frank Kern, stepsons, all of Columbus Junction, attended the services.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1975 October 11 ca.

Freeport - Services for Mrs. Maxime Stillion Gueler, 55, Mooresville,Ind., will be at 2 p m Tuesday from Koch Funeral Home, Freeport. Burial will be in Peoli cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening Mrs. Guiler died in Indiana Saturday (Oct. 11, 1975). She was born in Tippecanoe, the daughter of Clifford and Mabel Rose Stillion. (Clifford is son of the late Ross and Mary Starr Stillion of Old Washington.) She leaves her husband, Milford; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Dixie) Aitken, Frazier, Minn.; four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Robison, Canton and Mrs. Bonnie Allison, San Diego, Calif.; and two brothers, Clifford of Canton and Paul of Cleveland.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1972 June 1 ca.

Mrs. Ora D. Morrison, 83, died at 4:50 p m Thursday (June 1, 1972) at Guernsey Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 27, 1888 in Guernsey County, the daughter of Thomas W. and Elizabeth Lewis Stillion, and was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church. She was first married to Edward L. Landman who died in 1910. She later married Lloyd Morrison, who she leaves, along with two daughters, Mrs. Edna Sarchet, Cambridge and Mrs. Harry (Louella) Dickson of Heath; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one niece, Mrs. Paul Larrick, Whitehall. One brother is deceased. Services will be at 2p m Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Billy Maxwell Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1963 ca.

Byesville - Paul Cletis Stillion, 53, of Cambridge died unexpectedly at 12:30 p.m. Friday following an apparent heart attack while working in Cambridge. He was born Dec. 19, 1910, in Old Washington, a son of the late James and Ida Larrison Stillion. he was a member of holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a self-employed trucker. surviving are his widow, the former Susanna Karas; three sons, Richard of Buffalo, Ronald and Raymond, both of Byesville; three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Dorothy) Gregory of Pleasant City, Mrs. Nicholas (Joan) Basalla of Byesville, and Miss Sylvia Stillion of Fort Worth, Tex.; eight brothers, David and Virgil, both of Pleasant City,Harold of Byesville, Robert of Shadyside James of Barberton, Chester, Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1990 February 24 ca.

Savannah - Paul E. Stillion, 69, Savannah, formerly of Guernsey county,died Saturday (Feb 24, 1990) at Wade Park Veterans Clinic following a lengthy illness. He was born April 3, 1920 in Guernsey County, son of the late William H. and Elsie Gill Stillion. He was a heavy equipment operator for Ashland County and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Stillion was preceded in death by one son, four brothers and one sister. He leaves his wife, Josephine Gray Stillion; one son, David Stillion of Plymouth; one daughter, Janet Kirkpatrick of Risingsun; two sisters, Golda Hayes and Gladys Bartholow, both of Cambridge; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call one hour prior to 1 p m services Tuesday at Savannah United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Savannah Cemetery.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1915 November 26 ca.

William Stillion was born April 26, 1828, and died at the home of his son, Thomas Stillion, at Old Washington, November 26, 1915, at the age of 87 years and eight months. He was married to Margaret Callentine August 9, 1849. Thirteen children were born to the union, of whom six are still living, five boys and one girl. They are; Mrs. Dr. Leeper, of Columbus; Thomas, of Old Washington; Ross, of Cambridge; Albert, of Middlebourne; James, of Lore city, and Charles, of Columbus. His wife having died, he was again married, to Nancy E. Lewis, October 24, 1872. To this union were born seven children, of whom two are still living: Mrs. Jessie Cosgrove, of Winterset, and Mrs. Carrie Devault, of Old Washington. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Stillion, of Middlebourne, and Mrs. Lucinda Kern of West Branch, Iowa. Tthe funeral services were held at the home of his son, Thomas Stillion, conducted by Rev. Mr. Bourne, pastor of the m. E. church, Saturday at 10'clock. Those who attended from a distance were Mrs. Leeper, of Columbus, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Clary and daughter of Massillon, and Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Clary and Mr. and Mrs. T. S.Thatcher, of Cambridge. Note: William married his first wife Margaret Ann Gallentine on August 9, 1849, Guernsey County, Ohio by James C. Taylor, Minister. She died August 28, 1871.

STILLIONS, Charles Edgar

Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1922 April 24 ca.

Edgar, youngest son of Ross and Mary Stillions, was born near Middlebourne, Ohio, Jan. 26, 1898, died at his home April 24, 1922, 24 years, 2 months and 28 days of age. Was married to Hazel Alvertia Grubbs April 30, 1919. To this union one child was born, Gerald Edgar. With the exception of two years his entire life was spent in Guernsey county. He was suddenly taken ill April 11, 1922, with that fatal disease pneumonia and all that medical aid and loving >hands could do to restore him back to health proved of no avail. The closing hours of his life though they were full of suffering were full of peace. Edgar was the first of the family to be called by the silent messenger. He was an obedient son and a kind and affectionate husband and father. He was known and loved by a large circle of friends who now mourn his death; but his sun has gone down while it is yet day. His funeral was conducted at Plainview U. B. church by Rev. Halterman and he was laid to rest in the Centerville cemetery, there to await the final resurrection where death will never come and we will never say goodbye. He leaves to mourn his death wife, one child, father, mother, three sisters and three brothers and a number of friends and relatives. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved wife and little one.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1955 ca.

Funeral services for Mrs. Robert Flinn, 67, of 111 Rambleside Dr., Mansfield, will be held at Corwin Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p m by Rev. Fred S. Malott, pastor of Old Washington Presbyterian Church. Burial will be made in Old Washington cemetery. Mrs. Flinn died in Mansfield General Hospital Sunday night. A former resident of Cambridge, she was born near Old Washington, Sept. 16, 1888, a daughter of Ross and Mary E. Stillions. She was a member of the Christian Church. In addition to her husband, she leaves a brother, Clifford Stillions of Tippecanoe, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: Unknown

John W. Stillions, 59, life long resident of Guernsey county and well known resident of Old Washington, died at his home at that place Thursday at 1 p m after a lingering illness. Born in Guernsey county, the deceased was a member of the Old Washington Presbyterian church and the Cambridge Moose Lodge. He was a member of the Old Washington village council for a number of years and was janitor at the high school building there for about 12 years. Surviving are his wife, Ica Osborne Stillion; 4 children, Howard, Lore City, Mildred and Bernard of the home and Jack of the U. S. Navy; three grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Mary Stillions of Cambridge; two brothers, William of Cambridge and Clifford of Tippecanoe and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Flynn of Cambridge and Mrs. Henry Moorehead of Canton. One child, one brother and sister are deceased. The body was taken to the Bundy Funeral home and removed to the late home Friday afternoon. Services will be held at 1 p m Sunday at the Old Washington Presbyterian church with Rev. Lester S. Evans in charge. Burial will be made in Old Washington Cemetery.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Grave Registration Card from Guernsey County Court House

Date: 1898 May 11 ca.

Lemuel Stillions, b. Oct. 4, 1831, Va. (Landon County) d. May 11, 1898, Wills Twp., Ohio of Dropsy. Burial May 14, 1898 in Carlisle Cemetery, Wills Twp. Lot - Row 3 grave 53 Service record: Civil War, Enlisted Aug. 18, 1862, discharged June 10,1865. Branch- Army, Rank Private. Company, Co. A. 97th. Reg. O.V.I.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1926 November 13 ca.

Old Washington, O., Nov. 13. - Ross Stillions, age, about 58 years, was found dead in bed at his home here, Saturday morning, at 5:30 o'clock. Heart trouble was the cause of his death. Mrs. Stillions awoke at her usual hour Saturday morning and called her husband, but he gave no response. She then summoned her son, John, who lives nearby, and they investigated, discovering that death had resulted. Mr. Stillions had been in his usual health and worked Friday husking corn. He seemed in good spirits when he retired Friday night. For some time he had complained of heart trouble, but it was not considered serious, and the discovery of his body was a shock to the family and his friends in this community, where he had loved for many years. Mr. Stillions was a farmer and laborer. Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Ezra Moorehead, of Four Mile Hill, and Mrs. Ina and Mrs. Lizzie Perry, of Akron; and three sons, William, John and Clifford Stillions. One son is deceased. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. L. S. Evans, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Cambridge. Interment will be made in the Old Washington cemetery.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1927 January 12 ca.

Old Washington, O., Jan. 12 - Thomas Stillions, aged about 73 years, dropped dead from heart trouble Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock while assisting in unloading a load of hay, and plunged from the hay mow of his barn to the first floor. His son, William and son-in-law, J. W. Anderson, were present at the time. This is the second death in the Stillions family from heart trouble with in two months, as a brother, Ross Stillions, was found dead in bed at his house before the holidays. Mr. Stillions was in his usual health until stricken. He made no outcry when attacked and an instant before had been chatting with his son-in-law. The three men hauled the load of hay to the barn Tuesday evening, but delayed placing it in the hay mow until Wednesday morning. William Stillions was working on the wagon, while Mr. Stillions and Mr. Anderson were removing the hay from the window and distributed it about the second floor of the barn. The men had stopped their work for a short time and had been talking. Mr. Stillions suddenly toppled over while standing near the ladder opening to the cutting room on the first floor. He plunged headlong through the opening and alighted in the cutting room below. His son and son-in-law rushed to his assistance but death had apparently resulted instantly. Mr. Stillions was born and had always lived in Old Washington and vicinity. He was well and favorably known in this community. The body was removed to the family home, located on the same lot with the barn, where it was prepared for burial. Surviving are his widow; five children. William and Gertrude, of the home, Mrs. Clara Anderson, of Old Washington, James Stillions, of near old Washington, and Mrs. Flora Clary, of Massillon, and the following brothers and sisters; Charles Stillions, of Columbus, Albert Stillions, of Cambridge,Mack Stillions, of Lore City, and Mrs. Miami Leeper, of Columbus.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: Unknown

Mrs. Ebenezer Bailey died at the family home in Center township Monday morning about 6 o'clock, after a lingering illness, suffering with cancer of the liver. Deceased was about sixty-one years of age, and was a daughter of the venerable William Stillions, of Washington, who is 81 years of age. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband and a number of children. The funeral services will be held at the family home Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, and the interment will be made at the Washington cemetery.

VANCE, Leonidas R.

Submitted by: Robert K. Beam, Ph.D.

Source: The Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian

Date: 1918 May 13


Leonidas R. Vance, aged 48 years, much respected resident, died at his home, 323 North Sixth street, Sunday night at 11:30 oclock, following an illness due to Brights disease. He had been critically ill for some time past and his death was expected momentarily.

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church practically all his life, taking a great and active interest in Gods work. He was one of the organizers of the present strong Mens Bible Class of that church. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.

He formerly followed the vocation of a traveling salesman, but about five years ago, became connected with the sheet mill at Warren.

Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. Charles Booth, Miss Marguerite, a member of the Cambridge High School Graduating Class of 1918, Katherine, aged 9, Leonard R., aged 6, and Mrs. Fred H. Loper of Columbus.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon from the late home, at 2 oclock , conducted by Rev. Edwin Kirby, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church. The services will be in charge of the Knights of Pythias [sic]. Interment will be made at Northwood.

WALKER, Clovis L. "Perk"

Submitted by: Patricia Davis

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian:

Date: 1980 August 4

Clovis L. (Perk) Walker, 60, of Cambridge, died a 1pm Saturday (Aug.2,1980) at Guernsey Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 21, 1919, at Robins, son of Jennie Mason, Walker of Cambridge and the late Clovis P. Walker. He was retired after being an auto mechanic for 30 years. He worked for Abbott Motors and Bruney-LaMarca Inc. During World War II, he served in the U.S.Army and was a prisoner of war. He was a member of the Byesville Church of Christ and Eagles Lodge.

He leaves his wife, Mary E. Huntsman, Walker, whom he married May 22, 1946; six sons, Clovis W. of San Bernardino, Calif., David L. of Riverside, Fla., Patrick D. of Cambridge, Charles R. Chanders-ville, Willard D. of Salesville and William H. of the home; three daughters, Patricia Davis of Nellingen, Germany, Jennifer L. McPeak of Elsinore, Calif and Julia E. Walker of the home; two foster daughters, Marjorie Daugherty and Dessie Todd, both of Cambridge; one brother, Wilfred of Cambridge; one sister, Mrs. Clyde (Leona) Harbin of Cambridge; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A son and two brothers are deceased.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm today and from 2 to 4 and 7-9pm Tues. at Thorn Funeral Home. The body will be taken to Byesville Church of Christ at 10 a.m. Wednesday to lie in state until service time at 11 a.m. Evangelist Clyde L. Gregg will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted by VFW Post 2901 at Northwood Cemetery.

WAYT, Charles

Submitted by: Patricia Davis

Source: Unknown

Date: Unknown


In Cambridge, Ohio / Cancer /Son of Melvin and Jesse Cora Kirkhart/Wayt. Preceded in death by his Parents & a Son, Charles Melvin Wayt & a brother, Donald Wayt and a sister, Betty June Wayt/Hixson. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery -


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: 1920 April 8 ca.

Mrs. Elizabeth Stillions, age 83 yrs., wife of Lemuel Stillions, of Middlebourne, died Thursday at her home. For more than 50 yrs. the deceased was an ardent worker in the Middlebourne methodist Episcopal Church and took an active interest in all church functions. She was united in marriage Feb. 12, 1861 to Mr. Stillions to which union 9 children were born: Rebecca Jane and Thomas, of Cambridge; Tracy, of Antrim; James, of Akron; Addie, of Columbus; Hattie, of Old Washington; Sadie, of Salesville; Edward, of the home; and Nancy E. Stillions, deceased. She is also survived by several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at the home.

Submitter's Note: Elizabeth was born Feb. 26 1838 Loudon County, Va., died April 08, 1920 Guernsey County, Oxford Twp., Ohio.


Submitted by: Betty Shinn

Source: Unknown

Date: Unknown

Massillon, O., Jan. 2 - Mrs. Emma J. Stillion, aged 70 years, a former resident of Old Washington, Guernsey county, passed away Saturday morning at 2:20 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Worthy Nelson Clary, 1033 Amherst Rd., Massillon, following an illness of several years. The decedent was a member of the M. E. Church at Old Washington. Funeral services will be held at that church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Old Washington. Surviving are three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Florence B. Clary, Massillon and Mrs. J. W. Anderson and Miss Gertrude Stillion, both of Old Washington, and William and James Stillion, of Old Washington; one sister, Mrs. Jessie Cosgrave, of Cambridge; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Submitted by: Robert K. Beam, Ph.D.

Source: The Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian, pg. 8

Date: 1910 Dec 29


Mrs. Mary J. Vance died at her home on North Sixth street Thursday morning about 7 oclock after a lingering illness. Deceased was born September 8th, 1850 and is survived by two children, L.R. Vance of this city, and Mrs. Fred Loper of Zanesville. Her husband died a number of years ago.

The funeral service will be held Saturday morning. Dec. 31st at 10 oclock and the interment made in Northwood cemetery.


Submitted by: Robert K. Beam, Ph.D.

Source: The Guernsey Times

Date: 1895 January 17

Sarah Beam

Mrs. Sarah Beam, widow of the late Richard Beam, of Antrim, died Sabbath, January 13, 1895, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Shuman, of West Cambridge, aged sixty-nine years. She leaves two daughters and a son: Mrs. William Vance, of North Fifth street, Mrs. A. L. Shuman and James Beam, of Freeport. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, having joined the society at the early age of fifteen years. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning and the interment was made at Antrim.

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