(doesnt say what year)
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bennett have moved their household goods to Conneaut,
where they expect to reside the coming winter.
Mrs. Rachel Dean of Washburn avenue moved to Conneaut Tuesday to remain
through the winter.
Alison Foster of East conneaut was doing business at this place here Friday.
MONROE COUPLE WEDDED
Monroe, April 7 - Miss Norma McCray and Rastus Bennett, both well known young
people of this village, were married Sunday at Kelloggsville. They were
attended by Otis McCray of Conneaut, a brother of the bride, and Miss Ruby
Randall, of Bushnell. The bride wore a becoming suit of white. Mr. and Mrs.
Bennett expect to enter at once upon the duties of housekeeping on the farm
owned by Mrs. Andrew Lannum.
MRS. MERRIMAN PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Stanton Merriman died at her home in North Conneaut at three a. m.
Saturday, from heart failure, after al ingering illness of two years.
Was Born in Keepville.
The deceased was born in Keepville in 1855 and resided there until she
reached the age of 18 years. After that time she made her home in Conneaut.
Her maiden name was Nina Jane Randall. She was a member of the Methodist church
at Keepville and was a respected and honored woman. Besides her husband, she
leaves four children, Mrs. Iva Anderson, of Albion; Mrs. Nora Brown, Miss Mattie
and Lawrence Merriman of Conneaut, one brother and five sisters.
The funeral will be held at the home 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Smith
officiating. Interment will be made in the Center cemetery.
OLD SOLDIERS NOW IN MONROE
More Are Added To List
Third Batch of Veterans Taken At The Hub From Reports by the Assessors.
Jefferson, May 27. - The soldiers from Monroe are returned by the assessor
are as follows:
War of Rebellion: --
Asa Reeves, pr., 2nd Ohio Bat; Hugh Reeves, pri., 2nd O. Light Art; Edwin D.
Bristol, pr., 2nd O. Ondep. Bat.; George W. Richards, pr., 1st O. Light Art.;
Charles Vanskoik, pr., 15th O. Bat.; George Hall, pr., 25th O. 1st Reg. Dept. of
Monougahela; Orson J. Brown, pr., Co. A. 56 Reg. Bat; Leander H. Means, pr., Co.
A Penn. Militia; Joel C. Usher, pr., Co. A, 121 Penn V. I.; Bronson D. Robison,
pr., 121st Penn. V. I.; Almond T. West, pr., 145th Penn. V. I.; Henry Jacobs,
pr., Co. C., 16th Mich. I.; Philander F. Jacobs, pr., Co. K, 130th Ill.; William
H. Anderson, pr., Co. E., 3rd N.Y., Light Art; Sylvester Boyce, pr., 15th N. Y.
C.; Lucius Adams, pr., 2nd Penn. Co.; Simon P. Kegerte, Corp. 18th U. S. I.;
James B. Powers, pr., Co. E. 29th O. V. I.; J. W. Kinnear, pr., Co. E, 29th O.
V.I.; Hiram dalarymple, pr., 29th O. V. I.; Wallace W. Hill, pr. 29th O. V. I.;
Wm. L. Holden, pr., Co. E, 29th O. V. I.; George L. Welsh, serg., Co. G. 105th
O. V. I., and Co. A, 6th O. V. C.; Wm. L. Roath, pr., Co. F, 2nd O. C.; Benj. F.
Messenger, pr., 2nd O. Indep. Bat.
Regular Army: --
Edgar J. Stewart, saddler, 4th U. S. C.
Spanish American: --
Arthur L. Randall, pr., C. E. 5th O. V. I.
I have this on another post, but gonna post it again, Im soooooooo happy!
ELIAS RANDALL DECEASED
Lived to Be 84 Years Old and Was Well Known in Vicinity of West Springfield.
(March 15 is penciled in atop this article.)
The funeral of Elias Randall of West Springfield was held at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Willey, Tuesday afternoon, at that place. Burial was
made in the East Springfield cemetery.
The deceased passed to the beyond Saturday at nine a. m., at the extreme
age of 84 years. He was born at Albion, but made his home at West Springfield
throughout his entire life, except for a few years in his youth. He was married
twice and was the father of six children, five of whom survive. He was a farmer
The children who survive are: Mrs. Ella Willey of West Springfield, Mrs.
Alta Hardy of Daniels avenue, Mrs. Elvira Dean of Monroe Center, Isadore Randall
of East Springfield, and Edward Randall of West Springfield.
MRS. J. WILLEY'S FUNERAL FRIDAY
Later Particulars of the Tragic Ending of An Estimable Woman.
The funeral of the late Mrs. J. W. Willey, who committed suicide by
cutting her throat with a razor, will be held from the family home at West
Springfield on Friday at 11 o'clock eastern time. Interment at East
The latest information regarding the tragic event shows that Mrs. Willey
stood in front of the mirror when she cut her throat, thence went to a window
and finally got into bed to die. The trail of blood indicated her course.
She had put on an entire change of underclothing and a night robe before
committing the act.
The cut in the throat was not more than half an inch long, having
evidently been inflicted with the point of the razor. It is the opinion of the
physician that she was at least half an hour bleeding to death.
The lady must have been nearly exhausted when she got into bed, as there
was no evidence of blood when her husband first saw her.
She had been locked in the house, so that her husband had to unfasten a
door with a piece of wire before he could effect an entrance to the house upon
his return from Eire. It was not until after he had telephoned for a physician
that he discovered the wound in his wife's throat and the cause of her death.
Mrs. Willey was undoubtedly suffering from temporary derangement of the
mental faculties when she took her life.
She was prominent in the village and had many friends, and not a real
trouble in the world, save that she had been subject for years to the most
F. MARION SPAULDING FOUND SUSPENDED BY ROPE IN HIS BARN AT FARNHAM TODAY -
VICTIM OF MELANCHOLIA
Escaping from the vigilance of his caretakers, F. Marion Spaulding, a well known
resident of Farnham, suicided by hanging himself about noon Wednesday. His
lifeless body was discovered suspended from a rope in a barn by Mrs.
Silverthorn, mother-in-law of Mr. Spaulding.
The rash act was brought on by melancholia from which Mr. Spaulding had been
suffering for several weeks. So acute had the disorder become that the
unfortunate man, worried over the smallest trifles, even down to weeds in the
garden when there were none.
Wife Came to City.
Because of his affliction, which had become steadily worse, careful watch was
kept over Mr. Spaulding by his wife, who however, had occasion to come to the
city this morning. She left her husband in the care of her mother, who resides
near the Spaulding home, and who came over to be near the sufferer.
Through the morning, Mr. Spaulding appeared rational and contented himself with
reading letters from faraway friends. About twelve o'clock, however, he
announced his intention of going over to Rich's store, nearby, and as he had
been in the habit of doing this, Mrs. Silverthorn allowed him to go. She
watched him along the road for a short distance then returned inside the house.
Had Accomplished End.
When Mr. Spaulding failed to appear within fifteen minutes, Mrs. Silverthorn
became anxious and made her way to the store, where she found he had not been
seen. This aroused her fears and she began to search the home premises. She
was horrified to find the lifeless body of her daughter's husband suspended from
a rope, fastened to a low beam in the barn. She hurriedly summoned help and the
body was cut down and carried into the house.
Mr. Spaulding was 63 years of age. Born near Albion, he passed most of his years
there, becoming very well to do through business acumen. Three years ago he
removed to Farnham, the former home of his wife.
Besides the widow, the deceased leaves one brother, J. L. Spaulding, a machinist
at the Conneaut Shovel company, and three sisters, Mrs. Ed Randall, Ashtabula,
Mrs. A. Knapp and Mrs. J. P. Ferguson, Albion. Mayor Spaulding of this city is
a nephew. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Farnham
Entertain a Large Assemblage of
Friends at Their Home Near the
City - A Notable Occasion.
On New Year's evening as a fitting climax for fifty years of wedded happiness
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Farnham, celebrated the remarkable occasion by entertaining a
large coterie of friends. The spacious home was most artistically decorated,
the parlor being decorated in gold, the dining room in red and gold. The
romance of 50 years ago was brought vividly to the close friends present when
Mr. and Mrs. Farnham, attended by Mr. and Mrs. Myron Bemus, were again joined in
the holy bonds of wedlock, by the Rev. D. A. Herrick. The ceremony was very
impressive and beautiful and was a decided contrast to when youth goes lightly
tripping to the altar and when feeble with age, but with a deeper feeling, once
more they take their places before the minister of God and take again the vows,
kept so sacred through all of these years by them. After congratulations had
been showered upon Mr. and Mrs. Farnham gifts were given them in token of the
esteem in which they are held. That the scene of Mr. Farnham's "Golden Wedding"
should take place in his boyhood home, seems fitting to mention and made the
ceremony all the more impressive for that reason.
Mr. Farnham was born in Conneaut Nov. 14, 1838, and has been a lifelong
resident of this city. Mrs. Farnham was born in Batavia, N.Y., June 13, 1834.
However, most of her early childhood was spent in Monroe Center, when Jan 1st,
1860, they were married by Justice of Peace P. F. Young. Three children have
blessed this union, Charles E., Mrs. T. J. Dillon of this city, Mrs. C. C.
Hamilton of Washington state, who was unable to be present. All join in wishing
Mr. and Mrs. Farnham many years of wedded happiness yet to come.
TWELVE POTATOES FILELD A HALF BUSHEL BASKET
Talk about prize potatoes. Mrs. Jay Bemus was out to the farm of her father,
Albert Putney, southeast of the city, this morning and brought back a basket of
potatoes. The potatoes were of such mammoth size that she could not resist the
temptation to bring them to the News-Hearld office to show them. Mrs. Bemus had
a grocer's half bushel basket full and it contained only 12. The largest one
measured over 16 inches in circumference. They are nice looking potatoes and
are solid throughout. Mrs. Bemus says this is no special selection, but the
average run of the field.
BENNETT Kingsville/Andover 1900 Joyce.E.Bennett@adelphia.net Joyce Bennett
This is from history of Conneaut, Oh:
Mrs. Samuel Bemus was the first woman to mourn a child [with the exception of the new-born infant of Mrs. Kingsbury], losing a daughter in 1799. The coffin was made by Aaron Wright out of a white oak tree, from which he cut and split the boards, obtaining the nails from a boat that had been wrecked and drifted near the mouth of the creek, and it was painted by using the ashes from burnt straw.
The first birth was a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bemus, born in 1801, and named Amelia. She became the wife of Daniel Hewett.
The next year (1799) Robert, Levi, and John Montgomery, Samuel Bemus, and Nathan and John King arrived from the State of New York, and began settlements along the creek. The first house built by these first settlers was the one erected by Nathan King, on the north bank of Conneaut creek, a short distance south of John Brown's residence, in 1799.
FUNERAL OF THE
LATE A. B. RANDALL, SUNDAY
The funeral of the late Alonzo B. Randall was held from his late home in
Bushnell Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Brown, pastor of the
Methodist church of Kelloggsville officiating. The home was crowded to the
doors with sorrowing relatives, friends, brother Odd Fellows, Masons and members
of the State Police Camp of Monroe, and of other orders to which Mr. Randall
Rev. Brown took for his text, Isaiah 58, and part of the 12th verse, "I
have cut off, like a weaver, my life." His sermon was strong and comforting.
Miss Ednah Hayward sang two selections, "Lead Kindly Light," and "I Am a Pilgrim
and a Stranger."
The pall bearers were brother Odd Fellows - I. P. Felch, O. J. Bacon,
George Dawson, S. K. Swain, E. L. Bacon, and T. J. Anderson.
The flowers were most beautiful, the orders of which Mr. Randall was a
member, and his many friends, sending to the bereaved family beautiful
expressions in the way of flowers of their esteem of the deceased.
Interment was made in the Kelloggsville cemetery, the I. O. O. F. having
charge of the service at the grave.
LEE RANDALL DEAD
Lee Randall a well known resident of Bushnell died Sunday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held at the family home Tuesday at 12:30 eastern
The funeral of Lee Randall, who died Saturday afternoon, was held at his
late residence in Bushnell, Tuesday the 17th inst., and was attended by a large
number of relatives and friends. Rev. Mr. Benjamin of Pierpont officiated. Mr.
Randall was the son of Newell W. Randall and Emma Baker and was born in
Keepville, Pa., July 14th, 1876. His mother died when he was quite young and
most of his life was spent in or near Conneaut, Ohio, he having lived in
Bushnell for the past fourteen years. He was married May 30th, 1900, to
Gertrude Clark of Monroe by Rev. Mr. Benjamin of Pierpont. Two children were
born of this union, Ralph and Emma. Mr. Randall is survived by his widow, the
two children, his father, one brother, William C., of Albion, and two sisters,
Mrs. Maggie Klumph of Farnham and Mrs. Kate Salisbury of Conneaut. Mr. Randall
was a soldier in the Spanish-American war and the malaria contracted while in
Florida was prominent in his last illness. He was an industrious, energetic man
and was widely and favorably known.
Mrs. A. B. Randall and Vern Mecham were called to Tuscola, Mich, the first
of the week by the death of the former's sister, Mrs. Mena Randall.
MRS. MARY ANN LAIRD
CALLED TO SPIRIT LAND
The Sleep That Knows No Awakening Soothes the Suffering of a Worthy Woman.
Life has sung its song of joy and sorrow for another pioneer resident, the
spirit of Mrs. Mary Ann Laird fleeing to the fairer land Thursday evening at 12
o'clock, submitting humbly to the edict of Him who doeth all things well, her
faith and implicit trust in the Master bearing her up during the dark days of
Mrs. Laird was born in the Highlands of Scotland August 15th, 1831.
Three sons, Scott, Nathan, and Burton Laird, and six daughters, Addie
Laird, Mrs. F. M. Chilson, Mrs. H. T. Culp, Mrs. P. C. Kritz, Mrs. C. C. Butts
and Mrs. Harriet Nedrow, survive, her husband, Horace A. Laird, having preceded
her twelve years ago.
The funeral is announced for Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, at the home
of her daughter, Addie Laird, No. 220 Chestnut street.
Name: John R. Bennett
Titles & Terms:
Death Date: 20 Apr 1930
Death Place: Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio
Birth Date: 29 Sep 1864
Estimated Birth Year:
Birthplace: Conneaut Tp., Pa.
Death Age: 65 years
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color: Caucasian
Street Address: 217 West St.
Residence: Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio
Burial Date: 23 Apr 1930
Burial Place: E./Conneaut
Spouse's Name: Hettie A. Bennett
Father's Name: Orrin Bennett
Father's Title & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Not Known
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Bisffom
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Not Known
Film Number: 1992088
Digital Folder Number: 4000540
Image Number: 3223
Certificate Number: fn 20514