Norma L. Fitch

October 27, 1924 - April 21, 2010

Norma L. Fitch Patterson

Norma L. Patterson, West Lafayette, OH, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010
at Lafayette Pointe Care Center following a lengthy illness.

Born October 27, 1924 in Coshocton County she was the daughter of the late Ernest Fitch Sr. and Edna (Norman) Fitch. She graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1942. On November 10, 1945 she married James L. Patterson, also of West Lafayette, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1995.

She is survived by her children Jack (Christy) Patterson and Diana Shivers of West Lafayette, OH, and Nancy Dilly of Dresden, OH. She is also survived by her only sister Wanda Hudson of Coshocton, OH, sisters-in law Irene Fitch, Doris Fitch and Martha (Richard) Sycks, grandchildren Regis S. Shivers of Colorado, Troy A. (Claire) Patterson of Texas, Shannon D. (Shannon J.) Fry of Coshocton, and step granddaughter Stacy (Curt) Ditto of Byesville, OH; great grandchildren, one niece and two nephews.

Norma was a long time member of the West Lafayette United Methodist Church. She worked in West Lafayette for a few years; however, she dedicated most of her life to staying home and being a wife and mother.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Ernest Fitch Jr. and Charles Fitch; sons-in-law Randy Dilly and Regis Shivers Sr.; brother-in-law Robert Hudson; sister-in-law Melba Dusenberry, and nephew Scott Dusenberry.

Funeral will be held at The Given-Dawson Funeral Home in West Lafayette, OH on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Sue Chidley officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery at West Lafayette. 


Irene Lucille Gephart Fitch

May 25, 1925 - June 06, 2011

Irene Lucille Gephart Fitch

Irene Lucille Fitch, age 86, of Coshocton, OH, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011. She was born on May 25, 1925 in Coshocton, to the late Asa and Ida (Cox) Gephart. She graduated in 1941 from Coshocton High School and on November 12, 1942, she married Ernest N. Fitch. Irene was a member of the Park United Methodist Church, loved camping, fishing, crocheting, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Fitch of Coshocton; three special grandchildren, Shyanne Swigert, Brittney Swigert, and Tyler Swigert; brother, James Gephart of Coshocton; 3 sisters-in-law, Wanda Hudson and Doris Fitch both of Coshocton, and Jackuline Gephart of California, and several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, and husband who passed away on December 26, 2005, she was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Per Irene's wishes, cremation will take place and a graveside service will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Fairfield Cemetery with Reverend James Macdonald officiating.


Donald S. Kopes

March 12, 1930 - April 14, 2008

Donald S. Kopes

Dr. Donald S. Kopes, 78, of 481 Cross St., Newcomerstown, Ohio, died Monday, April 14, 2008, in his residence at Newcomerstown, Ohio. 

He was born March 12, 1930, in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, a son of the late Alice (Shryock) Spencer and Steve Kopes. He was valedictorian of Newcomerstown High School class of 1948, a graduate of Ohio University and Ohio State University Dental School in 1955. He was a Captain in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. For 50 years he practiced dentistry in Newcomerstown and later in Coshocton. 

He was a lifetime member of Newcomerstown Elks Lodge 1555 and Newcomerstown Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking, quilting, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and watching the Indians and Buckeyes. 

Surviving are his wife, Beryl (Best) Kopes, whom he married August 17, 1949; two daughters, Jane Kopes-Dixon and husband Randy of Groveport and Karen Archer and husband Dave of Newcomers-town, Ohio; four grandchildren, Wendi (Don) Smith, Nate (Juanita) Archer, Andy (Jessica) Archer and Abby (Brian) Collins; seven great-grandchildren, Jacob, Dylen, Aaron, Holly (his sweetheart), Jordon, Evan and Alex; brother-in-law, Robert M. Best and wife Shirley of Binghamton, New York; sister-in-law, Jane Addy of Newcomerstown, Ohio. 

He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Roselyn Best, and a brother-in-law, Thomas D. Addy. 

Services will be held at Addy Funeral Home on Thursday, April 17, 2008, beginning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Garry Marlatt officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery at Newcomerstown, Ohio. Visitation will be at Addy Funeral Home on Thursday, April 17, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 West 3rd Street, Dover, Ohio 44622.

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Eleanor June Addy

June 24, 1921 - November 03, 1990

Eleanor June Addy, Wise, Yanai

Eleanor June Yanai, 69, of 436 Beaver Street, Newcomerstown, OH died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 1990 at her home following a lengthy illness. 

She was born June 24, 1921, in West Lafayette, daughter of the late Theodore K. Addy and the late Ellen Reed Addy.  She was a former resident of Franklin Park, Illinois, where she retired after 22 years of service with Knowles Electronics Company.  She atttended Christ United Methodist Church in Newcomerstown and enjoyed reading as one of her favorite leisure activities. 

Mrs. Yanai leaves a son, Terry Wise of West Lafayette; one sister, Lois Addy of Cleveland;  two grandsons, Richard Wise and Jeffrey Wise;  and a step-granddaughter, Courtney King.  Two brothers and one grandson are deceased. 

Private family services and burial were to be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions could be made to the American Cancer Society, 821 Anola Drive, Dover, OH 44622.  The Ourant Funeral Home handled arrangements.


James S. Anderson

est. 1842-43 - January 19, 1907

James S. Anderson

by Sarah Hadley

James S. Anderson, born between the years of 1842-43, was one of the many brave men who fought in the Union army during the American Civil War. Originally from Newcomerstown, Ohio, located in Tuscarawas County, he served as a private in the One Hundred and Twenty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. According to the Official Roster of Soldiers of the State of Ohio, Anderson enlisted in the war on August 22, 1865, at the age of nineteen and was mustered into the “G” Company on October 5, 1862, at Camp Zanesville in Ohio by Charles C. Goddard, Captain of the 17th Infantry U.S.A.  [1]

Anderson served in the One Hundred and Twenty-second Regiment for three years, until he was mustered out on June 26, 1865, near Washington D.C., by J. C. Robinson, brevet Major. Once he returned home, Anderson attended Martin-Boehm Academy Senior Preparatory in 1867 where he was actually expelled for unknown reasons. [2] According to the American Civil War Research Database at The State Library of Ohio, Anderson was married to a Mary J. Anderson. Unfortunately, it is noted that she later became his widow. The dates of his marriage and his wife’s death were not provided. Finally, it is reported that Anderson died on January 19 1907.  [3] There is little known about James S. Anderson’s life before and after the Civil War; however, the history of his regiment during the war is well documented.

[1] Foraker, Joseph B., Robinson, James S. and Axline, H. A. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. (Cincinnati: The Ohio Valley Press, 1888) 331.

[2] Roster of Students of Otterbein University who served in the Union Army during the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865. Otterbein College Archives, Courtright Memorial Library, 1908.

[3] The American Civil War Research Database at The State Library of Ohio. (Historical Data Systems, Inc. Duxbury, MA) Soldier History 1.



The American Civil War Research Database at The State Library of Ohio.  Historical Data   Systems, Inc. Duxbury, MA.  Regiment Assignments 1.

Foraker, Joseph B., Robinson, James S. and Axline, H. A. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866.  Cincinnati: The Ohio Valley Press, 1888.

Granger, Moses Moorhead. The Official War Record of The 122nd Volunteer Infantry. (Volumes 25, 27, 29, 33, 36, 37, 40, 42, 43, & 46, Series I, U. S. war Records, and from Volumes 3 & 5 of Series III.  Zanesville: George Lilienthal Printer, 1912, 5.

Hartley, James J.  The Civil War Letter of the Late 1st Lieut. James J. Hartley, 122nd Ohio Infantry Regiment.  Jefferson, NC & London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 30.

Hunter, Robert, ed.  Sketches of War History: 1862-1865.  Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1890; reprint Broadfoot Publishing Co., Wilmington, n.d., 142.

Ohio In The War: Vol. II - 40.  122nd (Regiment Ohio volunteer Infantry: Roster, Three Years’ Service, 625.

Roster of Students of Otterbein University who served in the Union Army during the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865.  Otterbein College Archives, Courtright Memorial Library, 1908.


Caleb Berry

October 1841 - December 24, 1913

Caleb Berry

Aged Veteran Responds to the Final Summons

The Daily Reporter, December 24, 1913

Caleb Berry, aged 74, died at his home on the corner of Mulberry and Fifth Streets Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 following an illness from a complication of diseases which extended over a period of several weeks.  He had been bedfast for the last two weeks of his life and owing to his advanced age the end was not unexpected. 

Mr. Berry was a veteran of the Civil War enlisting from his home which at that time was at Mt. Vernon, the place of his birth.  After the war he was united in marriage to Margaret Clough of Coshocton, OH.  She and three sons and six daughters survive. 

Mr. Berry was a retired farmer and member of the local order of Masons and the G.A.R.  He was recognized as a man of sterling character, honest and industrious and always willing to help his fellowman in time of need.  His absence will be deeply felt in both local organizations of which he was a loyal member. 

Three sons, James, Joseph and Harvey of this city and six daughters, Mrs. Ambrose Wright of Pittsburgh, PA, Mrs. James Chamberlain, of Kansas, Mrs. John Latham of Coshocton, OH, Mrs. George Leighton of Coshocton, OH, Miss Gladys Berry and Miss Sadie Berry of the home survive.  One brother Joseph Berry of Brownell, KS, also survives. 

Funeral arrangements were not made late Wednesday.


Kathryn A. Berry

January 10, 1893 - February 21, 1978

Kathryn A. Berry Latham

FUNERAL SERVICES:  Don Williams Funeral Home
OFFICIATING:  Rev. Arland D. Gould
BURIAL:  Forest Hill Cemetery


Sarah Ethel Berry

September 11, 1900 - September 04, 1980

Sarah Ethel Berry Wise

Sarah E. Wise, 79, of the West Lafayette Care Center, died Thursday, September 4, 1980 at Coshocton Memorial Hospital following a four-week illness. 

She was born September 11, 1900, in Coshocton, daughter of Caleb and Margaret (Clough) Berry.  Her husband, Ralph 'Curly' Leroy Wise, Sr., died December 19, 1967.  She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Newcomerstown. 

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Doris) Fitch, Coshocton;  four sons, Robert D. of Apache, OK, Ralph of Coshocton;  Lorin G. and William V., both of Newcomerstown;  nine grandchildren;  and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Services were Sunday at Ourant Funeral Home with the Rev. 0.E. Ghere and the Rev. E.B. Johnson officiating.  Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette.


Doris J. Bradshaw

January 24, 1927 - January 13, 2010

Doris J. Bradshaw Yanai

Doris J. Yanai, 82, Newcomerstown, formerly of Avon Park, Florida, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 13, 2010, in the New Dawn Retirement Community Center, Dover.

Doris was born in Newcomerstown on January 24, 1927, a daughter of the late James Lewis and Mary Elizabeth Mardis Bradshaw. She attended Newcomerstown schools and was a homemaker for all her adult life. Doris was employed at the former Moore Enameling, West Lafayette, during World War II. She was an avid golfer and participated in golf leagues at River Greens South Golf Course, Avon Park, and the River Greens North Golf Course and Hickory Flats Golf Course, both West Lafayette, and the Sugarcreek Golf Course. Doris also enjoyed bowling in the leagues at Cy Young Lanes, Newcomerstown, shopping, and traveling.

Doris was preceded in death by husband, Andrew P. "A. P." Yanai, Newcomerstown, who died on November 4, 2001, and whom she married June 3, 1946; also deceased are a daughter, Patricia "Pat" Yanai Gadd, Newcomerstown, who died in 1989; three brothers, James "Sonny", John, and Robert Bradshaw, all of Newcomerstown; and sisters, Madeline and Ruth.

She is survived by her daughter and husband, Susan L. and Dennis W. Rieger, Atwood Lake; and sister, Maxine Viola Haas, Arkansas; also surviving are several nieces and nephews in the Bradshaw and Yanai families, including Ginger A. Maurer Wise and Jo-Anne (Basiletti) Clarke, both of Newcomerstown; and sisters-in-law, Anne Abbott, Newcomerstown, and Rosie Tomasina, Dennison.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 1:00 p.m., in the Ourant Funeral Home. Rev. Donald Silverthorne will conduct the services. Visiting hours will also be held on Saturday from Noon until the 1:00 p.m. funeral. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown, at a later date. The family is requesting that memorials be made in Doris's name to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 West Third St., Dover 44622.


Barnabus T. Brady

March 27, 1946 - February 18, 2009

Barnabus 'Barney' T. Brady

Barnabus T. "Barney" Brady, 62, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at his home. Born March 27, 1946 in Newcomerstown, OH, to the late Abby (Kites) Brady and Lester Brady. 

He graduated from Newcomerstown High School. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran serving from May 23, 1967 - May 15, 1969. Barney worked as a truck driver for Ohio Carrier and was a member of the VFW Lodge. 

Survivors include his wife, Jessie (Corpman) Brady whom he married on February 06, 1971; two sons, John Brady and wife Teresa of Savannah, GA, Todd Brady and wife Shelly of West Lafayette; two daughters, Brenda Brady of West Lafayette, Tammy (Brady) Frye and husband Scott of Coshocton; nine grandchildren, Natasha, Desmond, Brennan, Olivia, Taylor, Brianna, Alexis, Destiny, and Keerstin; one brother, George Brady and wife Terri of Crooksville; two sisters, Edna Brady of Newcomerstown, Vera (Brady) Dyer and husband John of Canton; a sister-in-law, Loretta Brady of Newcomerstown. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ed Brady. 

Services will be at Addy Funeral Home on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 1PM with Rev. Lloyd Tenney officiating. Visitation will take place Sunday, February 22, 2009 from 2PM to 4PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Plainfield Cemetery, in Plainfield, OH with military services conducted by Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, PO Box 1284 Coshocton, OH 43812.


Mrs. Jesse Clayton

est. 1891 - 1923

Mrs. Jesse Clayton

Clayton Funeral

The Coshocton Tribune, June 03, 1923

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Colored Baptist Church, Newcomerstown for Mrs. Jesse Clayton, aged 32, colored, Clow Avenue. Her death came Saturday morning at 6 o’clock as a result of tuberculosis.

Her husband and children survive.


Margaret Ann Clough

July 09, 1855 - November 20, 1935

Margaret Ann Clough Berry

Widow Stricken at Home of Daughter

Mrs. Margaret Ann Berry, 80, Dies This Forenoon

The Coshocton Tribune, November 20, 1935

Mrs. Margaret Ann Berry, 80, died at 9:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Layton, 622 South Fifth Street.  Mrs. Berry had been bedfast since July from infirmities. 

She was the widow of Caleb Berry, who died 22 years ago.  She was the daughter of William and Rachel Clough and was born in Kentucky in 1855.  When her father joined the Union army at the outbreak of the Civil War, the family was forced to flee to Ohio. 

For a time the family lived in Zanesville, later settling in the vicinity of Tynsdal, where Mrs. Berry spent most of her life.  She was a member of Warner M.E. Church. 

The following children survive:  Mrs. A.A. Wright of Pittsburgh, PA,  Mrs. Ada Chamberlin of Beeler, KS, Mrs. John Latham and Mrs. Guy Latham of Canton, OH, Mrs. Ralph 'Curly' Wise [Sr.] of Newcomerstown, OH, James, Joseph and Harvey Berry of Coshocton, OH, and Mrs. George Layton of Coshocton, OH. 

Three sisters survive:  Mrs. Kate Stubbs of Route 5, Mrs. Rachel Thorpe of Uhrichsville, OH, and Mrs. Charles Woods of Coshocton, OH.  Another sister, Mrs. Molly Shearn died four years ago.  Two brothers also survive, Harvey Clough of Malvern, OH, and William Clough of Coshocton, OH.  Two other brothers, Thomas and Steven Clough, preceded her in death. 

Funeral arrangements had not been completed today.


Alan Wilder Crutcher

December 21, 1953 - June 10, 1997

Alan Wilder Crutcher

Alan Wilder Crutcher, internationally renowned hair stylist and co-owner of the Alan Wilder Salon in Georgetown, died at home, Tuesday, June 10, 1997 following a brief and courageous battle with lung cancer.  He was 43.

Alan was born in York, England, on December 21, 1953, but spent most of his early life in Leeds.  Early in life, Alan exhibited tremendous musical and artistic talent, and was ultimately selected for the National Youth Theatre.  Alan then attended hair dressing college in England, receiving his Advanced City & Guilds Certificate in Hairdressing, and was recruited by Vidal Sassoon.  In the years following, Alan worked in Sassoon salons in London, Leeds, and Liverpool; opened and managed his own highly successful salon in Leeds; and then joined the Queen Elizabeth II cruise ship as a stylist for Steiner's.

Alan then moved to Bermuda, where he met his life partner, Don Wilder Plett.  The two moved to Washington, DC where they worked together for the next 15 years to build a successful hair dressing dynasty.  Alan's artistic expertise was recently recognized by Aveda, when he achieved the status of National Educator in advanced hair cutting and design.

Alan was a talented artist, enjoying drawing, painting, and photography.  He also enjoyed traveling, and entertaining his many friends.  He and Wilder frequently hosted fabulous parties, and their home served as gathering place at holidays and other special events.

In addition to his partner, Wilder, Alan is survived by his mother and father, Audrey and Edward Crutcher and his brother, John, of Leeds, England.

Alan will be sadly missed by work, colleagues and friends.


Almira Delong

December 19, 1853 - April 26, 1907

Almira Delong Wise

Almira Delong Wise, wife of Mr. William T. Wise of this city, died last Friday night of cancer, and was buried in the local cemetery on Sunday.  She was 53 years, 4 month and 7 days old and was the mother of seven children, three of whom are dead.  Those who survive her are, Mrs. Cora Hinds of Coshocton, Mrs. Bessie Liebelt, Frank W. and Roy Wise of this city, together with her husband.  Mrs. Wise was a member of the M.E. church, a kindhearted woman and a good neighbor.  The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. C.W. Harshman.


L. Marcella Eagon

May 31, 1914 - February 11, 1998

L. Marcella Eagon Parks

L. Marcella Parks, 83, a resident of Riverside Manor Nursing and 
Rehabilitation Center and a lifelong Newcomerstown resident, died late Wednesday night, February 11, 1998 in Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. 

Marcella was born in Newcomerstown on May 31, 1914 a daughter of the late Clement F. "Jack" Eagon, who died in 1957, and the late Nora Schide Eagon, who died in 1919.  She was a 1932 graduate of Newcomerstown High School. 

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and its Fellowship Sunday School Class, Thomas Montgomery Post 431 of the American Legion Auxillary at Newcomerstown.  Marcella was a homemaker for all her adult life and was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. 

She was married June 8, 1938 to W. Robert Parks, who died January 30, 1990.  Also deceased are two brothers, Robert Eagon of El Paso, Texas, who died in 1989, and Roger C. Eagon of Hartville who died in 1992, and a stepbrother, Max Tyhurst of Newcomerstown, who died in 1978. 

Marcella is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, William E. and Leslie Parks of Oklahoma City and Dennis R. Parks of Columbus;  a granddaughter and her husband, Lisa and Scott Summers of Oklahoma City; a brother and two sister-in-law. Rodney and Bertha Eagon of Newcomerstown and Shirley Eagon of El Paso;  two brother-in-law, H. Gene and Paul Parks of Newcomerstown;  a sister-in-law and her husband, Annabelle and Garner Stocker of Newcomerstown; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 14, 1998, at 11 a.m. in Ourant Funeral Home at Newcomerstown with Rev. Gary George and Glenn Brunstetter officiating.  Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call in the funeral home Friday (tonight) from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour before the funeral. 

The family suggests memorials to be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 648 Oak Street, Newcomerstown, OH 43832. 

Ourant Funeral Home (740) 498-6422


Charles A. Eiler

May 11, 1901 - June 03, 1964

Charles A. Eiler

FUNERAL SERVICES:  St. Johns Lutheran Church, Baltic, OH and Lingler Funeral Home, Baltic, OH
OFFICIATING:  Rev. William F. Gunther
BURIAL:  West Lawn Cemetery


William E. Fisher, Jr.

November 30, 1923 - January 17, 2009

William E. Fisher, Jr.

William E. Fisher Jr., 85, of Newcomerstown, Ohio, died Saturday, January 17, 2009, in Riverside Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Newcomerstown, Ohio.

Born November 30, 1923, at Lorain, Ohio, he was the son of the late Edna M. (Stewart) Fisher and the late William E. Fisher.

He was a 1941 graduate of Uhrichsville High School and a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired as supervisor from Simonds Cutting Tool in Newcomerstown. He was a member of American Legion, Thomas C. Montgomery Post 431 and Veterans Foreign Wars Post 3303, both of Newcomerstown, Ohio.

On June 19, 1943, he married Barbara "Bonnie" Maurer Fisher, who died March 10, 2004. 
Survivors include one son, Carl "Chine" Fisher and wife Sandra of Humboldt, Ill.; two daughters, Leigh Matsel of Uhrichsville, Ohio, Kayte Marstrell and husband Paul of Newcomerstown, Ohio; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Anna Louise Maurer of Uhrichsville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one son, William Fisher III, and one sister, A. Jean Trotter. 
Bill's request was to be cremated.

Memorials may be made to Newcomerstown American Legion Post 431, 1 Canal Court, Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832.


Peter Hammersley

March 06, 1845 - November 09, 1930

Peter Hammersley

Newcomerstown Man Summoned at Age of 84

The Coshocton Tribune, November 10, 1930

Peter Hammersley, aged 84, died Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home of his son, Edward Hammersley, South River Street, Newcomerstown, from infirmities of age.

He was born March 6, 1845 near Plainfield. The greater part of his live was lived in the Plainfield vicinity.

Three sons, Edward, Newcomerstown, Harry of Plainfield, and John of Uhrichsville, survive. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Birds Run.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home of the son, Edward, South River Street. Burial will be made in Schweitzer Cemetery at Mariatt's Run.


Wayne B. Hayes

December 22, 1880 - March 16, 1939


Cora Wise

?? ??, 1872 - ?? ??, 1942

Cora Wise Hinds


Ezra Hinds

?? ??, ???? - July 28, 19??

Ezra Hinds

Former Resident Dies in Oregon 

Ezra Hinds, 82, native of Newcomerstown, OH died July 28th, at his home in Portland, Oregon. 

Mr. Hinds moved from Ohio to Oregon in 1907 and his last visit to Ohio was two years ago. He is survived by a son, Francis L. Hinds, four daughters, Mrs. Mary DeBarthe with whom he lived, Mrs. Ruth Jessee, Rainer, Washington, Mrs. Nora McDougall Mrs. Ilia Cole, both of Portland; a brother, Elisha Hinds, First Street and a sister, Mrs Ara Walters, Canal Street. 

Burial was made in Portland, Saturday, July 28.


John Hinds

?? ??, 1869 - ?? ??, 1934


Mary Ann Huff

October 03, 1833 - July 26, 1918

Mary Ann Huff Hinds

Mrs. Mary Ann Hinds died Friday, July 26, 1918 at the home of her daughter, Flora D. Hinds of Canton, at the age of 85 years. 

Grandmother Hinds, as she was familiarly known was a remarkably well preserved woman, and enjoyed excellent health until about a year ago when she was taken seriously ill.  She apparently recovered and was able to go about again as usual.  Last February she went to Canton to visit with her daughters, Flora Hinds and Mrs. Walter, and in May was taken back down sick in bed.  The family noted her gradual loss of vitality and realized the end was near. 

Since the death of her husband, October 10, 1908, Mrs. Hinds has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. D.C. Whiting of this city, making extended visits from time to time with the other children. 

Mary Ann Huff was born in Belmont County, OH, October 3, 1833. After her marriage to Westley Hinds, they resided for some time in the Rodney Run neighborhood. 

Later, they removed to Newcomerstown, [OH] then to Iowa, where they resided over a year, then returned to this neighborhood. Mrs. Hinds was the mother of nine children, six of whom survive. They are: Mrs. R. H. Phillips, of Oreana, IL, Ezra Hinds of Portland, OR, Mrs. H. P. Walter and Flora D. Hinds of Canton, OH, Elisha Hinds and Mrs. D. C. Whiting of Newcomerstown, OH.

Mrs. Hinds united with the U. B. church at Everals many years ago. The body was brought back to this city Saturday Night in the D. L. Lyrick's auto hearse.  Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Whiting home on Main Street, conducted by Rev. M. L. Oliver. Burial was made beside the grave of her husband in the local cemetery. 


S. Blake Hinds

?? ??, 1892 - ?? ??, 1907


Westley Hinds

?? ??, 1825 - October 10, 1908


Becky Hogue

March 11, 1954 - December 18, 2009


Gloria Jo Hootman

October 11, 1953 - February 1, 1977


Pauline D. Hootman

October 14, 1927 - September 20, 1989


Joseph B. Hootman

January 25, 1920 - December 02, 1978


M.C. Julien

August 31, 1851 - May ??, 1934

M.C. Julien

M. C. Julien Succumbs at Newcomerstown

Former Publisher, Invalid for Six Years, Dies

Coshocton Tribune: June 05, 1934

M. C. Julien, 82, former publisher of The Newcomerstown News-Index, died at 1:45 p,m, Sunday, May xx, 1934 at his home on Neighbor Street, Newcomerstown, Ohio, from complications. He had been an invalid for the past six years.

Mr. Julien was born August 31, 1851, in Koosauqua, Iowa, a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Julien. His early life was spent at Caldwell, where he engaged in the newspaper business. He moved to Newcomerstown 45 years ago and purchased the Newcomerstown News in 1889. He retired 15 years ago.

Mr. Julien was twice married. His first wife, Mary Virginia Schreiber. died in 1889. His second wife, Isabel Williams, died eight years ago.

Mr. Julien is survived by a son, Mr. O. Julien, and a grandson, Max Julien, publishers of the News-Index.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the M. O. Julien home, Crost Street, in charge in Rev. H. H. Lee. Burial will be in Sharon cemetery, three miles west of Caldwell.


Carey W. Jurin

September 03, 1953 - December 06, 2010

Carey W. Jurin

The-Daily-Record.comWednesday, December 08, 2010

Carey W. Jurin, 57, 1817 State Route 83, Millersburg, died Monday, December 06, 2010, at his residence.

He was born Thursday, September 03, 1953, in Columbus to Richard Jurin of Newcomerstown and the late Jean (Harp) Jurin. He was a 1972 graduate of Newcomerstown High School, and retired from the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant. He also retired as a teacher, having taught Jr. ROTC at Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska, Thomas Edison High School in Alexandra, Va., and at Iowa State University.

He was a member of Millersburg American Legion Post, enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He married Pam (Beal) Jurin on Saturday, August 20, 1983.

He is also survived by daughters, Susan Adsitt and husband, Michael of Maple-Valley, Washington, Kimberly Morrissey and husband, Thomas of Omaha, Nebraska, Sunny Berger and husband, Dwayne of Port Washington, Ohio; a son, Shane McMahon of Port Washington, Ohio; eight grandchildren; brothers, Jeff Jurin of Maryland, and Terry Jurin of Newcomerstown, Ohio; a sister, Pam Robinson of New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Services will be Friday, December 10, at 11 a.m. at Addy Funeral Home, 406 W. State Street, Newcomerstown. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Everals Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 09, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association in Ohio, 6100 Rockside Woods Boulevard., No. 260, Independence, Ohio 44131.


The Times Reporter: Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Carey W. Jurin, 57 of 1817 State Route 83 Millersburg, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at his residence. He was born Thursday, September 03, 1953 in Columbus, Ohio to Richard Jurin of Newcomerstown and the late Jean (Harp) Jurin, He was a 1972 graduate of Newcomerstown High School, He retired from the US Army as a Master Sergeant, and also retired as a teacher, teaching Jr. ROTC at Central High School in Omaha, Neb., Thomas Edison High School in Alexandra, Virginia, and at Iowa State University. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Millersburg, enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He married Pam (Beal) Jurin on Saturday, August 20, 1983. He is also survived by three daughters, Susan Adsitt and husband, Michael of Maple-Valley, Washington, Kimberly Morrissey and husband, Thomas of Omaha, Nebraska, Sunny Berger and husband, Dwayne of Port Washington, Ohio; one son, Shane McMahon of Port Washington, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Jeff Jurin of Maryland, Terry Jurin of Newcomerstown, Ohio; one sister, Pam Robinson of New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Services will be Friday, December 10, 2010 11 a.m. at Addy Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, December 09, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Everals Cemetery, Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association in Ohio, 6100 Rockside Woods Boulevard #260, Independence, OH 44131. Online condolences may be made at Addy Funeral Home, 740-498-8111


Florin Jurin

September 21, 1903 - January 15, 1934

Florin 'Shorty' Jurin


Bessie Aurella Liebelt

?? ??, 1885 - ?? ??, 1917


Frederick Albert Liebelt

?? ??, 1875 - ?? ??, 1947


Rollin Max Liebelt

?? ??, ?? - ?? ??, 1912


Ruth Irene Little

January 12, 1929 - February 01, 2004

Ruth Irene Little Wise

Ruth I. Wise, 76, of Newcomerstown passed away late Tuesday night, February 1, in her Newcomerstown residence following a brief illness.

Ruth was born in Oxford Township, Tuscarawas County, on January 12, 1929, a daughter of the late Clyde Samuel and Bertha E. Herbert Little. She was a retired employee of Riverside Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Newcomerstown where she worked in the housekeeping department for several years until her retirement in 1989. Ruth also was a clerk at the former M&K Market at Newcomerstown for several years and was employed at Edmont-Wilson at Coshocton for several years. She also was an Avon sales representative for many years. Ruth enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, raising flowers, watching birds, doing crossword puzzles and watching the QVC television channel.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, William Vernon Wise of Newcomerstown, who died on January 4, 1996, and whom she married December 27, 1947. Also deceased are a granddaughter, Lacy Nichole Sherman, who died in 1986; a sister, Cora Engle of Illinois; four brothers, Raymond Little of West Lafayette, William Ralph Little of Cambridge, Clarence E. Little of Wooster and Samuel Wayne Little of Coshocton; and a stepsister, Marjorie Randles of Newcomerstown.

Ruth is survived by her son and his wife, William Lee and Diane [Tish] Wise of Newcomerstown, and her daughter and her husband, Karen D. and Chris A. Norman of Newcomerstown. There are also five grandchildren, Melanie K. (Mrs. George) Favire Jr. of Huntsville, Alabama, Travis M. Sherman of Jacksonville, Florida, and Karri A. (Mrs. Gary) McNichols, William L. Wise II and companion Jamie Rafi, and Lindsey M. Norman, all of Newcomerstown. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Kyler McNichols of Newcomerstown, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ruth will be held Saturday, February 5, at 11 a.m. in the Ourant Funeral Home. Pastor William C. Haggis II will conduct the services. Burial will follow in Earley’s Cemetery in Wheeling Township, Guernsey County. Visiting hours will be Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. in the funeral home and also one hour before the funeral on Saturday. Memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. 3rd St., Dover, Ohio 44622.


Agnes Jane Loveless

June ??, 1853 - November 11, 1930

Agnes Jane Loveless

Pneumonia Fatal to Resident of Newcomerstown

Miss Agnes Jane Loveless, aged 77, died this morning at 6 o’clock at her home on Neighbor Street, Newcomerstown, from pneumonia, which resulted from injuries she received in a fall some time ago.

Her parents were the late Alexander and Martha Watson Loveless. She was born at Bakersville in June, 1853 and had resided in Newcomerstown for the past 52 years.

She was a member of the M.E. Church and Eastern Star Lodge in Newcomerstown.

A half-sister, Mrs. Mike Riggle, and two half-brothers, C.R. Loveless and A.G. Loveless, all of Canton; a niece, Mrs. Joseph Geese of Fresno, and two nephews, Mack Loveless and Allen Loveless, both of Bakersville survive.

The body will remain at the Hinds funeral home in Newcomerstown until the time of the funeral services, which will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Newcomerstown M.E. Church. Rev. H.R. Chalfant will officiate, and burial will be made in the Bakersville cemetery. 


Charles Raymond Lukens

?? ??, 1899 - ?? ??, 1975


Francis Mardis

?? ??, 1842 - ?? ??, 1905


Mary C. Mardis

?? ??, 1844 - ?? ??, 1906


Joel D. Mardis

September 28, 1835 - October 21, 1877


William Mardis

July 12, 1795 - January 13, 1865


Alvin A. Maurer

February 04, 1916 - January 09, 1963

Alvin A. Maurer

Alvin A. Maurer, 46, Baltic, died at Crile Veterans Hospital, Cleveland, this morning following an illness of nine months.

Born February 4, 1916, in Bucks township, Tuscarawas county, he was a son of John and Katherine Snyder Maurer. 

He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Baltic American Legion post and Zion United Church of Christ.

Surviving are his widow, Florence;  a son, John, and daughter, Donna, both of the home; five sisters, Mrs. Charles Eiler of Baltic, Mrs. Wade Harrold of Dover, Mrs. Cameron Stone and Mrs. Roy Hill, both of Canton, and Mrs. Robert Markley of New Philadelphia; three brothers, Edwin of  Dover, Wilbert of Sandusky and Lloyd of Newcomerstown.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. to Friday at the Zion church in charge of Rev. H.A. Hartmann.  Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery at Baltic.

Calling hours at the Lingler Funeral Home will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.


Beulah Maurer

August 13, 1905 - January 05, 1990

Beulah Maurer

FUNERAL SERVICES:  Smith Funeral Home, Baltic, OH and Smith Funeral Home, Baltic, OH.
OFFICIATING:  Rev. David Hammel
BURIAL:  West Lawn Cemetery, Baltic, OH.


Dorothy Maurer

January 20, 1914 - June 13, 1970

Dorothy Maurer

FUNERAL SERVICES:  Reed Funeral Home
OFFICIATING:  Rev. Harold Henninger
BURIAL:  Union Lawn Cemetery, Navarre, OH


Harold V. Maurer

February 16, 1904 - June 18, 1957

Harold V. Maurer

Harold V. Maurer, 53, of 203 S. Broadway, Sugarcreek, was found dead in the residence by his wife, Mrs. Ina Kinsey Maurer, at 4:30 a.m. today.  Tuscarawas County Coroner Philip Doughten has ruled the death apparently was caused by a heart ailment.

Mr. Maurer was employed by Nickel Plate Road the last 31 years.  He was born in New Philadelphia and resided here 24 years.  He was a member of Evangelical & Reformed Church here.

In addition to his widow, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Maurer of Baltic;  five sisters, Mrs. Charles Eiler of Baltic, Mrs. Wade Harrold of Dover, Mrs. Robert Markley of New Philadelphia, and Mrs., Cameron Stone and Mrs. Leroy Hill of Canton, and four brothers, Edwin of Dover, Wilbert of Zanesville, Lloyd of Newcomerstown and Alvin of Baltic.

Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (EST) at the Lingler Funeral Home here with the Rev. E. Harold Klingel officiating.  Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery in Shanesville,

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


Lloyd Vernon Maurer

June 20, 1911 - October 14, 1969

Lloyd Vernon Maurer

Lloyd Maurer, 58, of 516 North Cross Street died early this morning in his home after a year's illness.  Born at Baltic [OH], he was a son of the late John and Catherine Maurer.  He was a 29-year employee [retired] of Heller Tool Company. 

Surviving are his widow, the former Olive McKibbon [married October 14, 1957]; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lorin (Virginia) Wise and Gwen Maurer of here;  a step-son, C.W. McKibbon of Cadiz; 5 sisters, Mrs. Beulah Eiler of Baltic, Mrs. Selma Harrold of Dover, Mrs. Mildred Markley of New Philadelphia and Mrs. Goldie Hill and Mrs. Dorothy Stone of Canton;  2 brothers, Edwin of Dover and Wilbur of Mansfield;  4 grandchildren, and 3 step grandchildren.  Two brothers are deceased. 

Services will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. in Addy Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Kidwell officiating.  Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


Wilbert J. Maurer

July 15, 1907 - April 22, 1993

Wilbert Maurer

Wilbert J. Maurer, 85, formerly of Baltic, died April 18 in Providence Hospital at Sandusky, Ohio after an extended illness.

Born July 15, 1907 in Tuscarawas County, he was the son of the late John and Catherine Snyder Maurer.

He was an Army veteran of World War II having served in the South Pacific.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Markley of Dover and Mrs. Goldie Hill of Canton;  one brother, Edwin Maurer of Bellflower, California;  several nieces and nephews.

Three brothers and three sisters are deceased.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Smith Funeral Home at Baltic.  Rev. David Hammel will officiate.  Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery at Baltic.  Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Andrew McCarrel

?? ??, ???? - May 11, 1926

Andrew McCarrel

Ex-Slave Dies at Age of 95

The Coshocton Tribune, May 12, 1926

Andrew McCarrel aged 95, Negro, a slave on a southern plantation during the Civil War died at his home on Clow Avenue, Newcomerstown late Tuesday afternoon from infirmities of age.

He was known among his race as “Uncle Andy.” He came to Newcomerstown from Missouri 25 years ago, and was born and reared in the south.

Mr. McCarrel had been employed at the J.B. Clow plant, Newcomerstown. He is one of the oldest men in the vicinity of Newcomerstown.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the Negro M.E. Church, Newcomerstown. Burial will be made in the Newcomerstown cemetery.


Adam Miller

August 27, 1832 - August 06, 1900


Warren Miller

?? ??, ???? - ?? ??, ????


Maggie Simpkins

January 05, 1834 - May 26, 1898

Maggie Simpkins Miller

Larry Sherman Potts

Funeral Services: Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Burial: His ashes remain at Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA overlooking a private courtyard and the graves of his beloved pet ferrets, Pickles and Nemo.

Larry S. Potts, owner of Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery, New Orleans, LA, died Monday, November 22, 1999 of heart failure at his home. He was 42. Mr. Potts was born April 13, 1957 in Washington, DC and raised in Atlanta, GA.

He returned to Washington after attending Georgia State University and worked in the Schumacher Show Room of the Washington Design Center. Potts was awarded a Roscoe Award for Design Excellence for his carpet adaptations of Charles Adam architectural designs.

He moved to New Orleans just over nine years ago to open Ariodante Gallery with his partner at that time, Michael A. Wise. Ariodante is well-known New Orleans gallery featuring functional objects of art created by American artisans.

Larry's work as a jeweler and miniature illustrator has been featured locally and in Westport, CT.

He was a generous supporter through his talents and time of a variety of local causes including the Howling Success of the LA SPCA, Dollars for Scholars and The Living Room at MCC.

Survivors include his companion, Rev. Dexter Brecht; his mother, Mrs. Catherine M. Potts; a sister, Linda Potts Causey; and three nieces.

A Life Celebration was held Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 5pm at Ariodante, 535 Julia Street. A memorial fund was established at MCC of Greater New Orleans.


Laurethe Amalie Paul-Grønbaum

March 03, 1923 - March 09, 1995

Laurethe Amalie Paul-Grønbaum
(Adar 5783- Adar 5855)

Laurethe Amalie Paul-Grønbaum, 72, of Coral Gables, Florida, died on March 9, 1995, of congestive heart failure at Beth Israel hospital.  Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, she was the daughter of Henri and Beatrice Côté-Paul.

Raised in Copenhagen, Laurethe studied at the University of Aalborg, and was graduated with a degree in business.  At the age of 19, her family escaped to nearby Malmö, Sweden, after the German Army occupied the Kingdom of Denmark.  In Sweden, Laurethe met and eventually married Danish Naval officer Hans Meier-Grønbaum, and they subsequently settled in Frederickshavn, a suburb of Copenhagen.  There, they operated several businesses, including a jewelry shop and a konditori.  After the death of her husband, she lived in Tel Aviv, Israel and Coral Gables, Florida.

Surviving are two sons, Jens Grønbaum of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Ryzcard Grøbaum of Nakhsholim, Israel; and three daughters, Nora Grønbaum-Blair of Coral Gables, Florida, Elizabethe Grønbaum-Sczeczymbinskii (Spears) of Tel Aviv, Israel and Tallahassee, Florida, and Miriam Grønbaum-Lifshitz, of Eilat, Israel.

She was interred in Adat Ami mausoleum in Coral Gables, Florida.


Harry Ramsey

est. January 2, 1888 - February 16, 1888


Mary E. Ramsey

est. 1883 - May 31, 1892


Sallie Ramsey

est. 1875 - April 20, 1889


Susan Renner

?? ??, 1913 - ?? ??, 1986

Susan Renner Wise Wade

Mrs. Bernard K. (Susan Renner Wise) Wade, 72, of RD 2, Tippecanoe, died Sunday in Guernsey Memorial Hospital at Cambridge following a long illness.

Born in Coshocton County, she was a daughter of the late George and Lucy Deeds Renner.  She attended the Church of God here.  In 1932, she married Elmer H. Wise, who died August 28, 1964.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Bernard K. Wade, whom she married July 25, 1970;  three daughters, Jean Hill and Mrs. Kenneth (Sarah) Marple of RD 3 and Mrs. Clyde (Gladys) Casteel of here;  three stepchildren, Roscoe Wade of Columbus, Mary Davison of Whitehall and Shirley Manning of London, Ohio;  a sister, Mrs. Charles (Dolly) Berg of here;  17 grandchildren;  and eight great-grandchildren.  A son, three brothers and three sisters are deceased.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Addy Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Shugars officiating.  Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

If you would like to submit additional information, photos or documents to be added to this memoriam, please 
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Isaac Robinson

est. 1833 - April 30, 1922

Isaac Robinson

Another Old Veteran Dies Sunday

April 30, 1922

The death of Isaac Robinson, Newcomerstown veteran of the Civil War, removes the last surviving member of the 80th O. V. I. living in this vicinity. Capt. O. C. Powelson, residing in New Philadelphia is the only surviving line officer of the regiment.

Isaac Robinson was a son of Thos. and Elizabeth Robinson and was about 85 years of age at the time of his death. He has lived in this vicinity practically his entire life. During the Civil War, Isaac and three brothers answered the call to the colors.

He was united in marriage in November 1868 to Hulda Worth, who bore him six children. The wife and two children preceded him to the grave. The surviving children are, Mrs. Mittie Ulrich of Massillon, Mrs. Lilliie Hudson of Dover, Mrs. Trudie Stewart of New Philadelphia and Alice Robinson at home (My Great Grandmother). He also leaves one brother Henry Robinson of Uhrichsville, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He died Sunday, April 30, following an extended illness which was practically painless and appeared to be nothing more than simply wearing out.

About three years ago, feeling that he hadn't much longer to live, Mr. Robinson made complete arrangements for his burial. He first called on Undertaker J. W. Jones, picked out and paid for a handsome oak casket, later selected six old comrades for pall bearers requesting that "Marching Through Georgia" be sung at the funeral and that the late Hon. John T. Duff preach the discourse.

His requests, so far as possible, will be carried out at the funeral which will be held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the home on Park Hill road. On account of the death of nearly all the old comrades named, Sons of the Veterans will act as pall bearers, and the services will be conducted by Rev. M. L. Oliver.

Isaac Robinson Service Record

  • Enlisted as a Private on November 28, 1861 at the age of 28

  • Enlisted in Company C, 80th Infantry Regiment Ohio on February 16, 1862

  • Mustered out on December 20, 1864 in Miller's Plantation, GA

Sources: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio. (OHRoster) Published in 1886.


Augusta Mae Schide

April 10, 1881 - August ??, 1947

Augusta Mae Schide Wise

Widow, 66, Dies at Newcomerstown After Year's Illness

Mrs. Augusta Mae Wise, 66, widow of Jesse Leroy Wise, died at 2 p.m. Friday in her home, 637 South College Street, Newcomerstown, after a year's illness of heart trouble.  She had been bedfast four months.

She was born April 10, 1881, at Evans Creek, a daughter of Philip and Laura Ann Schide and spent her entire life in Newcomerstown and vicinity.  Her husband died April 2, 1924.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Chester (Pearl) Porcher and Mrs. Laura Fouch;  four sons, Ralph 'Curly', Francis, Elmer and Lorin 'Red', all of Newcomerstown;  22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Assembly of God Church, Newcomerstown, with Rev. Alice M. Davis, Scio, and Rev. E.B. Johnson, Cambridge, officiating.  Burial will be made in the State Street cemetery, Newcomerstown.

Friends may call at the home of the son, Ralph 'Curly', 515 South College Street this evening and until the time of services.


Emmett R. Schide, Jr.

June 01, 1920 - February 08, 1998

Emmett R. Schide, Jr.

Emmett R. Schide Jr., 77 of New Philadelphia died Sunday, February 8,1998, in Union Hospital at Dover.

Born June 1, 1920, in New Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Emmett R. and Bessie Selby Schide.  Mr. Schide was a 1939 graduate of New Philadelphia High School and was an Army veteran of World War II.  He retired from General Electric Company of Dover in 1983 as a millwright after 32 years of service. 

Mr. Schide was very interested in archaeology and served as president of Sugarcreek Valley Archeological Society.  He rebound books and caned chairs, and along with Mrs. Schide and his daughter, operated a booth at Dutch Valley Antique Mall.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene M. Lawrence Schide, whom he married June 28, 1941;  a daughter, Carol Schide of New Philadelphia;  a son, Howard (Sally) Schide of Exeter, R.I.;  a sister, Nancy (Earl) Wright of Troy;  two brothers, Paul Schide of Sarasota, Fla., and Howard (Kathy) Schide of St. Charles , Mo.;  and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Schide.

A private funeral service will be held in Linn-Hert-Gieb Funeral Home at New Philadelphia with Rev. Don Perks officiating.  Burial will be in East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home (330) 343-5506. 


Henrietta Schide



Jacob Schide



Roxie Schide

June 05, 1901 - June 30, 1915


Vane Scott, Jr.

?? ??, ???? - February 10, 2011

Vane Scott, Jr.

Champion of American flag, dies at 86

by Lee Morrison

Long known for his association with the American flag, Vane Scott soon will be honored a final time as a flag is folded in the World War II veteran’s honor.

The 86-year-old Newcomerstown resident died Thursday afternoon.

The combat veteran of the South Pacific will receive full military honors from the Newcomerstown Veterans’ Honor Guard in which he served for years. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Ourant Funeral Home in Newcomerstown. Calling hours are pending for Monday.

Scott presented his one-man show, “The Many Faces of Old Glory,” countless times over 35 years to audiences ranging from students throughout the Tuscarawas Valley to thousands of corporate executives at an event at Disney World in Florida.

He was a co-founder in 1968 of the former Colonial Flag Co. in Coshocton.

“Vane Scott was an icon in our little southern Tuscarawas County village,” said Charlene Kehl, whose civic activities include being a past president of the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce. “Vane and his late wife, Barbara, had a vision driven by big dreams to make Newcomerstown a destination point for all tourism. They worked hard and were so passionate about the Temperance Tavern Museum and the birth of the USS Radford National Naval and Olde Main Street museums. Vane was a patriot and a true ambassador for Newcomerstown. I am honored to be able to call him my friend.”

Scott died after a battle with cancer, but remained active until recently. During his lifetime, he performed nationally as well as being a flag maker, parade float designer and builder, public speaker and author. In 2007, he released an updated “The Many Faces of Old Glory” on DVD, and a new book by the same title, accompanied by an audio CD.

After a life of traveling around the country, Scott returned to Newcomerstown, where his ancestors settled in 1802, and began working to attract tourists to the village. He designed and oversaw building of the USS Radford National Naval Museum and Olde Main Street Museum and helped promote them.

Dee Grossman, executive director of the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said she “had the good fortune to really get to know Vane. He never stopped fighting for the museums in Newcomerstown and the tourism product as a whole. The USS Radford Naval Museum would not exist without his tireless efforts. That museum reflected as much about the World War II destroyer as it did about Vane as a man.

“He never spoke much about the war with me, but his patriotism was unparalleled. I never saw a color guard march without Vane in the lead; I never saw a flag he didn't touch to see if was made in the U.S.A.

“His one-man show, ‘The Many Faces of Old Glory,’ was insightful, witty and a portrait of what is right with this country. Vane had the most interesting life of anyone I ever got to know. From vaudeville and the King Bros. Circus, to being in the Navy during World War II, to being onstage at Disney World – it just doesn't get much better than that.

“When Barb passed, I saw a part of his passion go with her. His goal was always to be with her again – once again he was a man who reached that goal. I will miss his wit and quick laugh at my silly jokes.”

It was so obvious how much Vane missed his beloved wife, the former Barbara Waller, that in a 2010 article in The Times-Reporter he answered the question “Where do you see yourself in five years?” by saying, “If I’m not here I’ll be at West Lawn Cemetery alongside my wonderful wife, Barbara.”

She was the longtime president of the Newcomerstown Historical Society and died in 2008.

Survivors include their daughter, Gayle, and son Vane III and their families.

Watch an video of Scott's speech at the 2009 New Philadelphia Veterans Day program:


Newcomerstown Loses Icon, Patriot

The village of Newcomerstown lost one of its icons Wednesday as Vane S. Scott, Jr., passed away at his Newcomerstown home following a short struggle with cancer.

The well-known businessman, entertainer and community leader was involved with a multitude of endeavors throughout his life, from his beginning as an entertainer, to decorating entire cities for parades, including Washington D.C. for the inauguration of President Dwight David Eisenhower and for several Miss Americas; and to creating flags and banners for events such as the Olympics, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Super Bowl and more.

Locally, he was also known as being a driving force behind the local museums, along with his late life, Barbara Scott, who died in 2008. Together they were instrumental in the development of the USS Radford Museum and the Main Street Museum and Social Center and with the continued operation of the Temperance Tavern Museum.

Vane was born in Steubenville on Nov. 8, 1924, a son of the late Vane S. "Great" Scott and the late Frances Johnston Dawson Scott.

He was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, Class of 1943. He enlisted in the Navy and served in the South Pacific as an electrician-gyro compass technician aboard the U.S.S. Radford DD 446 and the U.S.S. Presidio APA 88. Vane received the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with five Battle Stars, the World War II Victory Medal with an Asian Occupation clasp, the Philippines Liberation Medal, and the Government of the Solomon Islands ribbon award for the Liberation of the Northern Solomons. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946, Vane returned to civilian life and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He worked for a short period of time as a precision grinder for Warner & Swasey, New Philadelphia. He later joined his father and became involved in Great Scott Displays. Vane began his career by working on various carnivals and circuses as a show painter of highway signs, ticket boxes, and trucks, and restoring Merry Go Rounds. At this time, he also began his singing career with bands and combos which lasted for 40 years and included venues all around Ohio and radio and television spots.

On Nov. 18, 1951, he married Barbara J. Waller Scott, Newcomerstown. Following their marriage, Vane and Barbara took over and managed the family's "Great Scott" displays for the next 20 years. They traveled coast to coast and became the largest traveling parade float and decorating company in the United States. Their company helped decorate Washington DC for President Eisenhower's first inauguration in 1953.

They also decorated entire cities and designed parades for two of the Miss America pageants, Hollywood and motion picture world premiers, the World Plowing Contest, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame celebration and parade. They also worked at countless county and state fairs, including the Ohio Sate Fair. Also included were celebrity homecomings, centennials and sesquicentennials. Vane and Barb wrote books on "How to design and Build Parade Floats" and "How to Welcome Home a Major Celebrity."

They retired from these road shows and travel schedules in 1968 and returned to the Tuscarawas Valley.

It was at this time that Vane and Barb established the Colonial Flag Company in Newcomerstown. The business later moved to Coshocton and created flags for the State of Ohio, the NFL, and the Super Bowl. Also created were flags for the Capitol of the United States. The company was later sold to Annin and Company, the world's largest and oldest flag maker. The Scott family remained 25 years as division managers. Business ventures continued with the World Olympic Games in Sarajevo, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. The company appeared in local and national media many times.

In 1970, Vane wrote, produced, and performed his patriotic show, "Many Faces of Old Glory." This production continued for 38 years.

Vane appeared with such stars as Glen Campbell, Peter Noone, Dan Jansen, Zig Ziggler, and the Oak Ridge Boys. He performed in Branson, Pigeon Forge, Myrtle Beach, and the Phoenix Sun Bowl. Vane also performed with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic three times. These videos were shown to all JROTC high school programs and were registered with the Air Force Libraries. They were also shown on every naval fighting ship.

Vane retired from the flag business in 1990. Vane then became the founder and national president of the USS Radford 446 Association and the USS Radford National Naval Museum, which was created in Newcomerstown in 2001. The Radford project reached over 1,400 shipmates that were found. He also assisted Barbara with the Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center project, which is a prelude to the Mary Hayes Dining Theatre Complex. He designed and help to build many of the Olde Main Street exhibits. Vane produced a special version of his popular video to almost 1,000 tour busses to promote the Newcomerstown museums.

Vane's community activities were extensive. He served as master of ceremonies for many years at the Newcomerstown Memorial Day Parade and Program. He also spoke at many surrounding communities on Memorial Day. He helped to plan the Desert Storm celebration in Newcomerstown in 1991. Vane was a former board member of the Tuscarawas County Philharmonic Orchestra and performed his "Many Faces of Old Glory" show as a fund-raiser for the Friends of the Library. He gave considerable time to the Newcomerstown Historical Society and the Temperance Museum, and created their patriotic displays. He also performed his show at the U. S. Bicentennial, Newcomerstown, in 1976 and 1977. His show also aired on PBS in Topeka, Kan., and Tampa, Fla. He presented his show at no charge to the Veterans' Home, Sandusky, the Masonic Home, Springfield, and many area high schools.

Vane was a member of the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce, the Newcomerstown Historical Society, life member of Lone Star Lodge 175, Newcomerstown F&A.M., life member of Royal Arch Masons, Nugen Chapter 124, and the 32nd degree Scottish Rite Valley, Cambridge. With the veterans, he was a life member and current adjutant for the Darrell Beiter Post 3303, Newcomerstown V.F.W., a life member of the Thomas Montgomery Post 431, Newcomerstown American Legion, a life member of the Amvets Post 36, a life associate member of Korean War Veterans, a life associate member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 532, and the last active World War II member of the Newcomerstown Veterans' Honor Guard. He also served as President Emeritus and editor for the USS Radford Association, and was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in 2004, the Newcomerstown Veterans Hall of Fame, and the Newcomerstown High School Wall of Fame.

Other memberships included being a life member of the BPOE 1555, Newcomerstown Elks Lodge, the Newcomerstown Rotary Club, the Tin Can Sailors, and the Kentucky Colonels. He was Goodwill Ambassador of 1984 for the Coshocton area Chamber of Commerce, cited in the Congressional Record, board member of the Spirit of Freedom Foundation, and with wife Barbara were Citizens of the Year, 2001, with the local Knights of Columbus, John Kennedy Council, and a member of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, 2004. Vane and Barbara also received the Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006, from the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.

Vane was preceded in death by wife, Barbara J. Waller Scott, Newcomerstown, who passed away May 7, 2008. Also deceased is his younger brother, Karl Edward "Eddie" Scott, California, who died in 1975.

Vane is survived by two sons and a daughter, Kennon E. Scott, Florida, and Vane S. "Bud" (Sue L.) Scott III, and Gayle L. (Gary D.) Opphile, all of Newcomerstown; four grandchildren, Chad A. (Dawn R.) Opphile, Brad A. (Chasity) Opphile, Vane S. "Skip" Scott IV and his companion, Emma John and her daughter, Alaina John, all of Newcomerstown, and Vanessa L. and (Jamie) Shample, Coshocton; five great-grandchildren, Alicia, Amber, and Ashlyn Opphile, Newcomerstown, and Mackenzie Carr and Raymond "Tray" Truex III, both of Coshocton; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will also take place Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Elks Lodge Services will take place Monday at 5:45 p.m. Masonic Lodge services will be held on Monday at 8 p.m. at the conclusion of the Monday visiting hours.

Visiting hours are also scheduled on Tuesday from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral at the funeral home.

Funeral services to celebrate Vane's life will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Ray Booth, former editor of the Newcomerstown News, will serve as master of ceremonies. The Rev. Donald Silverthorne will have the benediction.

Burial will follow in the West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown, where the Newcomerstown Veterans' Honor Guard will perform military graveside services. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home and proceed west on Canal Street, passing the Scott family residence for the past 150 years, the Temperance Museum, the Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center, and the USS Radford Museum, which were all significant parts of Vane's life.

Following the graveside services on Tuesday, the family will meet in the Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center for a luncheon and fellowship and a time to share memories of Vane.

The family is requesting that memorials be made in Vane's name to the Newcomerstown Veterans' Honor Guard, One Canal Court, Newcomerstown, OH 43832; or the USS Radford Museum, c/o Mr. Bob Hammon, 4813 Royal King Court, St. Louis, MO 63128.

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Cora Pearl Wise

July 28, 1907 - ?? ??, 1953

Cora Pearl Wise Jurin Porcher

Mrs. Cora Pearl Porcher, 46, of 227 Chestnut Street, Newcomerstown, OH died at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Guernsey Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, after three days illness.

Mrs. Porcher, was the daughter of [Jesse] Leroy and Augusta Schide Wise and was born July 28, 1907.

She was twice married, first to Florin Jurin who died in 1934 and then to Chester Porcher in 1935, who survives.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Other survivors are nine children, Mrs. Marilyn Jurin Sauerbrey of West Lafayette RD 1, Jack and Richard Jurin of Newcomerstown and Gary Jurin of the U.S. Navy, Patty, Virginia Lee, Sue, James and Kenneth Porcher of the home;  four brothers, Ralph 'Curly' Sr., Francis, Elmer and Lorin 'Red' Wise all of Newcomerstown and one sister, Mrs. Laura Fouch, residence unknown.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Assembly of God Church, conducted by Rev. Daena Cargnel and burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today at the Bonnell Funeral Home.


Elmer H. Wise

September 13, 1910 - August 28, 1964

Elmer H. Wise

Elmer H. Wise, 53, 440 Oxford Avenue, [Newcomerstown, OH] died Friday at Guernsey Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient five days. 

He was born September 13, 1910, at Newcomerstown, a son of Jesse and Augusta Schide Wise.  He was married January 18, 1933, to Susie Renner, who survives.  Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hill, Jr., Newcomerstown R.D. 1;  Mrs. Clyde Casteel, Newcomerstown and Miss Sara Wise of the home;  two foster daughters, Mrs. Gary Mathews and Miss Sharon Fouch, Newcomerstown;  two brothers, Ralph 'Curly' Wise, Sr., Newcomerstown, Lorin E. Wise of New Philadelphia;  one sister, Mrs. Laura Fouch, residence unknown, and six grandchildren.  A son, two sisters and three brothers are deceased. 

He was employed with the James B. Clow & Sons Company for 33 years, and later at the Newcomerstown Water Department.  He also was a former member of the Newcomerstown Fire Department. 

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the Modern Woodsmen of America. 

Funeral services were held Monday from the Addy Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Clifford Sutton, and burial was made in West Lawn Cemetery.


Francis E. Wise

November 21, 1901 - est February 07, 1957

Francis E. Wise

Francis E. Wise, 55, died Sunday at 11:50 p.m. at his home, 441 Center Street, Newcomerstown, OH, following a year's illness.

He was born at Newcomerstown, November 21, 1901, a son of Jesse Leroy and Augusta Mae Schide Wise.  He was married October 6, 1928 to Kathryn Hunt, who survives.  Also surviving are three brothers, Ralph 'Curly' Jr., Elmer and Lorin 'Red' Wise, all of Newcomerstown and one sister, Mrs. Laura Fouch, address unknown.  Two brothers and two sisters are deceased.

He was a member of the Modern Woodmen's Club and the Moose Lodge and had been an employee of the James B. Clow & Sons plant for 31 years.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the Bonnell Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Ernest Howell and burial was made in West Lawn Cemetery.

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Jesse Leroy Wise

March 08, 1879 - April 02, 1924

Jesse Leroy Wise

Newcomerstown Man Dies Wednesday of Pneumonia

Obituary, April, 1924
Jesse Leroy Wise, 45, died Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at his home corner of State and College Streets of pneumonia.  Mr. Wise had been ill with asthma for the past several years.  He was born and spent his entire life in Newcomerstown.

Mr. Wise up to the time of his death was employed as machinist at the Clow Manufacturing Company, which position he had held since the company was organized 27 years ago.

He is survived by his wife Augusta, four sons, Ralph 'Curly', Francis, Elmer, and Lorin 'Red', all at home;  three daughters, Mrs. Nora Butler, Coshocton, and Pearl and Laura, at home;  one brother, Frank, residing at Newcomerstown, and one sister, Mrs. Cora Hines, Portland, Oregon.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock.

Burial will be made in the Newcomerstown cemetery.


Lorin Gerald Wise

January 16, 1937 - September 02, 1989

Lorin Gerald Wise

Services for Lorin Gerald Wise, 52, of 515 South College Street, will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Ourant Funeral Home.

He died Saturday in Bethesda Hospital at Zanesville, OH, after a short illness.

Rev. Bruce Weaver will officiate and burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  Calling hours are Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 with Moose Lodge services at 6:45.

Born here, he was a son of the late Ralph "Curly" and Sarah Berry Wise.

He was employed for more than 20 years at the former Alsco Company at Gnadenhutten where he was a paint line operator. He had aslo worked for the Newcomerstown Water Department for a number of years.

He was a member and past governor of Newcomerstown Moose Lodge and a member of 25 Club and Tuscarawas Veterans Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia "Ginger" Maurer, whom he married October 19, 1953;  two sons and a daughter Michael of Washington, DC, Mitchell of Bolivar and Tracy of here;  three brothers and a sister, Ralph Jr. and Mrs. Charles (Doris) Fitch of Coshocton, William of here and Robert of Elgin, OK;  and three grandchildren.  A son, Terry "TT" Lane Wise, died November 2, 1978.


Nora E. Wise

May 10, 1905 - March 1946

Nora E. Wise Butler Luke

Former Resident Dies in Massillon

Mrs. Nora E. Luke, 41, of 741 Erie Street, Massillon, died Tuesday night following a brief illness.

She was born at Newcomerstown, May 10, 1905, a daughter of Mrs. Mae Wise.  Her father is deceased.

Also surviving are her husband, Glenn O. Luke and two children of a previous marriage, Mrs. Chester E. Ross and Leroy Butler, both of Newcomerstown;  two sisters, Mrs. Laura Fouch and Mrs. Pearl Porcher, four brothers, Ralph 'Curly', Francis, Elmer and Eugene 'Red', all of Newcomerstown and one grandchild, Gloria Jean Ross.

She was a member of Dames of Malta, daughters of America of Massillon and a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Canton.

The body will be brought to the Jones, Lydick, Castle Funeral Home Friday morning where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Assembly of God Church, conducted by Rev.  E.B. Johnson and burial will be made in West Lawn Cemetery.


Ralph 'Curly' Leroy Wise, Sr.

November 28, 1899 - December 19, 1967

Ralph 'Curly' Leroy Wise, Sr.

FUNERAL SERVICES:  Ourant Funeral Home, State Street, Newcomerstown, OH
BURIAL:  Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette, OH.


Terry 'TT' Lane Wise

February 01, 1960 - November 02, 1978

Terry 'TT' Lane Wise

Driver Located in Fatality

Services Set for 18-year-old

Photo (left to right): Terry Lane Wise with his niece, Amy Nichcole Wise, 1978.

The Times Reporter, November 04, 1978 -A RD 1 youth is expected to be charged in connection with a one-car crash Thursday night that claimed the life of Terry 'TT' Wise, 18, of 515 S. College Street.  An investigation revealed that Wise was not driving the auto.

Wise was pronounced dead on arrival at Coshocton Memorial Hospital after the car in which he was riding struck a tree on Oxford Township Rd. 104 about a half mile northwest of here.  Witnesses told deputies that they saw one person fleeing the scene, and following investigation by Deputy Al Moore, Tuscarawas County sheriff deputies located John L. Bryant, 17, at Twin City Hospital in Dennison where he had gone for X-rays.

Tuscarawas County deputies stood by until Moore arrived and transported Bryant to the Coshocton County Justice Center for questioning.  Prosecutor Fleet Freeman said Bryant would be charged Monday.

Bryant walked to his residence after the crash, according to Coshocton deputies, but they were uncertain how he was transported to the hospital.  The extent of Bryant's injuries was not released.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Ourant Funeral Home for Wise, a son of Lorin G. and Virginia Maurer Wise with whom he resided.  He was born at Coshocton, OH.

Rev. O.E. Ghere will officiate and burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 3:30 to 5 and 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers and a sister, Michael of Alexandria, VA, Mitchell of here and Tracy of the home, and a grandmother, Mrs. Ralph 'Curly' (Sarah) Wise of West Lafayette.


Newcomerstown News, November 08, 1978 - Terry Lane Wise, 18, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, was pronounced dead on arrival at Coshocton Memorial Hospital Thursday (November 2, 1978) following a one-car accident at 8 p.m.

Authorities said the car was traveling east on County Road 104 in Oxford Township, Coshocton County, when it left the road and smashed into a tree.

It was believed there was another person in the car who fled on foot the crash.  It was not known for sure who was driving the car.

He was born February 1, 1960, in Coshocton, the son of Lorin G. and Virginia Maurer Wise.

In addition to his parents, he leaves two brothers, Michael of Alexandria, VA, and Mitchell of Newcomerstown;  a sister, Tracy, of the home;  and a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ralph 'Curly' (Sarah) Wise of West Lafayette.

Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ourant Funeral Home, with Rev. O.E. Ghere officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery.


William Thomas Wise

February 14, 1843 - October 21, 1920

William Thomas Wise

Old Veteran Dies

William Thomas Wise in his Civil War uniform.

William Thomas Wise, veteran of the Civil War, died Thursday, October 21 at 9 p.m. at the home of his son Roy Wise, E. State Street., this city at the age of 77 years, 8 months and 7 days.  Death resulted from heart trouble and came without a moment's warning.

He had lived in Coshocton for several years, but was brought here to the home of his son, F.W. Wise, some weeks ago, when his health began to fail.

Mr. Wise was born in Tuscarawas county February 14, 1843.  He enlisted at the beginning of the Civil War and served until the end.  He was a member of the 32nd Inf. O.V.V.I.  Shortly after his return home he was united in marriage to Almira Delong who died several years ago.  To this union seven children were born, of whom but three survive, Mrs. Cora Hinds of Portland, Oregon, Frank W. and Roy Wise of this city.

He also leaves one brother, Samuel Wise of Mirabile, Missouri, and two sisters, Mrs. John Renfrow of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Mrs. Sarah Delong of Vincennes, Indiana.

He was an employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad for many years until his health failed.  At the time of his death he was serving as Jr. Vice Com. of Coshocton Post G.A.R.

Funeral services were conducted at the home of his son on E. State Street Sunday afternoon by Rev. L.C. Momberg.  Burial was made under the direction of the G.A.R. and Sons of Veterans.

Veterans Attend Funeral Servicesfor Aged Comrade

The Coshocton Tribune, October 25, 1920

Ten members of the local Richard Lanning Post, Ell Fortune, J.S. Squiro, B.R. Shaw, Henry King, Charles Henry, Chris Hottinger, J.C. Milligan, James Collier, James Netson and John McDonald attended the funeral services Sunday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock at Newcomerstown, of William Wise, 77, Civil War veteran who died at the home of his son, Jesse Leroy Wise, of Newcomerstown Friday. The cause of his death was heart trouble.

Mr. Wise moved from Coshocton to the home of his son Frank, in Newcomerstown, four weeks ago. Soon afterward he went to the home of his other son, Jesse Leroy Wise there.

He was a member of Company K, 32nd Regiment O.V.I. and served in the Civil War until it closed. He was a member of the Richard Lanning Post G.A.R.

His wife has been dead several years.

Burial was made in the Newcomerstown cemetery.

Photo: Gravesite of William Thomas Wise and his wife Almira Delong Wise,
East State Street Cemetery, Newcomerstown, Ohio


Catherine Wolf

1879 - September 05, 1957

Catherine Wolf Maurer

Catherine Wolf Maurer, 78, of Baltic, died yesterday at 9 p.m. in Union Hospital where she was taken Tuesday.  She was born in Holmes County, OH, in 1879 and had resided there most of her life.

She was a daughter of August and Louise Emig Wolf and was married to John Maurer in 1901.  He died in 1944.

Surviving are four sons, Edwin of Dover, Wilbert of Zanesville, Lloyd of Newcomerstown and Alvin of Baltic;  five daughters, Mrs. Mildred Markley of this city, Mrs. Beulah Eiler of Baltic, Mrs. Selma Harrold of Dover and Mrs. Dorothy Stone and Mrs. Goldie Hill of Canton;  three brothers, John of Orrville, Sam of Millersburg, and William Snyder of Iowa City, IA;  nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. (slow time) in the Zion Evangelical Church at Baltic where she was a member.  Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Haley Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. 


Denton True 'Cy' Young

March 29, 1867 - November 04, 1955

Denton True 'Cy' Young

His Record of 511 Victories Has Never Been Surpassed

Hurled 3 No-Hit Games

The New York Times: November 5, 1955 - NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio, November 04, 1955 (AP) –Denton True 'Cy' Young, one of baseball’s great pitchers, died today at the age of 88.

A member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, Mr. Young was stricken while sitting in a chair in the home of Mr. And Mrs. John Benedum, with whom he made his home near here.

His Feats Unequaled

Traded to the majors from the minors for a suit of clothing, Cy Young thrilled the baseball world from 1890 to 1911 with a blazing fast ball that set pitching records still unequaled.

Six feet two inches tall and weighing 210 pounds, this Ohio farmer pitched and won more games than any major leaguer. When he retired at the age of 45 because his legs had weakened, he had won 511 of 826 decisions in both leagues and for five teams. In all, he hurled in 906 games.

As the starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in 1903, Mr. Young threw the first pitch in a world series game. Fifty years later, as a guest at the opening game of the world series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees, he stood in the pitcher’s box and threw a ceremonial strike to the Yankee catcher, Yogi Berra, to open the series. He was 85 at the time.

During his career, he was a twenty-game victor sixteen times. He pitched one perfect game, two other no-hit shutouts and performed the “Iron man” feat of hurling and winning complete games of a double-header.

One of the early members of the baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y., Mr. Young pitched for the Cleveland Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals, Red Sox and Cleveland Indians and Boston Braves. He won 291 National League games and 220 in the American.

Had 36-10 Mark in 1892

For fourteen consecutive years, beginning in 1891, Mr. Young won twenty or more games. The 1892 season, when he posted a 36-10 record, was his best.

Mr. Young’s feat of pitching twenty-three consecutive hitless innings over a four-game span early in 1904 still stands as a major league record. His total of 2,836 strikeouts was surpassed only by the late Walter Johnson’s 3,497.

He was born on a farm in Gilmore, Ohio, on March 29, 1867. While pitching for the Canton (Ohio) club of the old Tri-State League in 1890, Mr. Young was nicknamed Cy. “I thought I had to show all my stuff” he recalled years later, “and I almost tore the boards off the grandstand with my fast ball. One of the fellows called me ‘Cyclone,’ but finally shortened it to ‘Cy,’ and it’s been that ever since.”

The league disbanded during the 1890 season and the pitcher joined the Cleveland Nationals in August of that year.

Pitched, Won Doubleheader

Still a gawky country boy, he made his major league debut against Cap Anson’s Chicago White Stockings and won the game. Mr. Young won 10 and lost 7 for Cleveland during the late stages of the season. Two of those victories were obtained on Oct. 4, when he captured both ends of a double-header against Philadelphia.

In his first complete major league campaign the next year, Mr. Young won 27 and lost 22 games. For the next thirteen seasons he stayed above the .500 mark. He pitched his first major league no-hit, no-run contest on Sept. 18, 1897, blanking Cincinnati, 6 to 0. His affiliation with Cleveland ended after the 1898 campaign, and he played with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1899 and 1900.

Mr. Young began eight years with the Red Sox in 1901. While blanking Philadelphia on May 5, 1904, he did not permit an opposing runner to reach first base. It was the third perfect game in major league history. On June 30, 1908, he won his third no-hit, no-run decision in the majors by shutting out New York, 8 to 0.

He was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1909, and in the middle of the 1911 campaign was traded to the Braves. He retired to his farm near Peoli, Ohio.