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Obituaries from Arcanum, Ohio Newspapers

Arcanum Times Jan 6, 1921 Mar 18, 1926

Contributed by Rose Shilt

Proofed by Audrey (Shields) Hancock

The obituaries included here have been abstracted for all their important genealogical content. Some were only

death notices while others were full obituaries with all the many worded content used in early times. It should also

be remembered that many newspapers of this period received their news by word of mouth, with some items being

told through a chain of several people. Spelling as found. Some of these death notices will appear in more than one

edition of this weekly newspaper, if additional information is given, then that additional data will be given. Date of

newspaper in which item appears will be given in parenthesis. If females are listed under maiden name, a further

reference is given to married name. A few items other than obituaries have been included for their genealogical

content. Marriages are included only if they took place in another area or state where they might be hard to find. As

Arcanum was not that far from the Montgomery, Miami and Preble County lines, there will be some items

concerning people in these counties. All newspapers are on micro-film and are located in the Arcanum Public


It should be noted that during this period, some of WWI death notices were reported when the relatives were

notified, or at the time the remains were received by families, if returned. Hence, the newspaper may have not

reported until the time when the remains were received or buried some time later. Also, the influenza epidemic was

the cause of an exceptionally large number of deaths for persons of all ages in this time period.

Important in figuring death dates in some instances:--

Newspaper published on Friday until Feb 28, 1916 when publication date was changed to


Missing issues: Feb. 27, Mar 6 & Mar 23, Mar 27, 1919

All dates are as found. Some obviously are not correct and if noticed are underlined.


Abbottsville = defunct Darke County, Ohio hamlet or community

Abbottsville = burials at Abbottsville Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Darke Co., Ohio

Months of the year = standard old fashioned abbreviations = January = Jan; February = Feb, etc.

States Names = standard old fashioned abbreviations = Indiana = Ind; Ohio = Oh; Michigan = Mich., etc.

Abt = about

Assoc = Association

bro. / bros. = brother(s)

ch = children

Co = county

decd = deceased

d/o = daughter of

dau / daus = daughter(s)

GAR = Grand Army of the Republic

gs/o = grandson of

grch = grandchildren

g-grch = great-grandchildren

Hollandsburg = now Hollansburg

Hosp = Hospital

Hrs = hours

Inf. = Infantry

m = month(s)


Mont Co = Montgomery County Nineveh = Ninevah (Spelled both way in records.)

OVC = Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

OVI = Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Pittsburg, Ohio = now Pitsburg, Ohio

prec = preceded

Regt. = Regiment

res = resident, residence or resided

s/o = son of

sis = sister

surv = survive(s), surviving, survived by

TB = tuberculosis

twp = township

UB Church = United Brethren

Vet = veteran

w/o = wife of

wks = weeks

y = year / years

yr / yrs = year / years

BLACK, s/o Sam Black 7 yrs died pneumonia res last Mon. Burried Abbottsville. (1-6-1921)

DUBBS, Chas. F. s/o D. F. Dubbs died res Licking, Mo. Last Thurs. 52 yrs, former res of Arcanum. Left ca 16 yrs

ago. Brother of Mrs. Lucy Parks. Left wife, father, 5 sisters, 4 brothers. (1-20-1921)

WINNING, Jack died Infirmary last week. Former res of Greenville. Surv 3 brothers Marion, William & Warren

all of Greenville. (1-20-1921)

CAYWOOD, Ephraim 70 died last Friday Infirmary & buried at Home cemetery. (1-20-1921)

LESHUR, Amanda Sarah d/o Nicholas & Sarah Hevel b. Sept. 11, 1842 Franklin Co, Pa. & died Jan. 15, 1921 res.

of dau. Minnie Rudy near Arcanum. Married David Leshur Feb. 28, 1867 & had 3 children Charles, Harry &

Minnie Bell. Harry died 23 yrs. Ago this coming March. Husband died 22 Feb. 1918. Surv. 2 children Charles &

Minnie, 2 sisters Mrs. Katherine Rebecka Parmarlee of N. Manchester, Ind. & Mary Jane Whitsel of Dayton, O.,

brother George Hevel of Dayton. (1-20-1921)

HITTLE, Jacob 63 died Fri res Greenville, O born 1858 near Savona. Surv widow & 4 children, brother George of

Greenville & Chas. Of New Madison, sister Mrs. Caroline Ream of Greenville & Mrs. Catherine Johnson of New

Madison. Funeral at New Madison. (1-27-1921)

TROXEL, Sarah died res of son Jesse Troxel near Ithaca. Surv son Jesse & dau Mrs. Wm. Bechtol, 2 brothers Jeff

& Jacob Brock, 4 sisters Mrs. Nancy Fritz, Mrs Nathan Otto of Richmond, Ind., Mrs. Wm. McConaha of Dayton,

Mrs. Margaret Flory of Dayton. Buried Ithaca. (1-27-1921) Sarah d/o Jonathan & Mary Brock b. Aug. 4, 1838

Twin Twp Darke Co O & died Jan. 20, 1921. Married Owen Troxel Apr. 14, 1864 had 2 sons, 1 dau. 1 son died

infancy. Husband died 8 yrs ago. (2-3-1921)

DEVERS, George Washington died res of dau Mrs. Frank Fourman near Sharpeye Sun 83y9m14d. Wife preceded

him many yrs ago. Surv 5 daus Mrs. Fourman near Nashville, Mrs. Wm. Wright, Arcanum, Mrs. John Woodman,

Hastings, Mich., Mrs. John Tohny of Mt. Clemens, Mich., Mrs. Wm. Harmon of Coletown, son Delph Devers of

Paulding, O., brother Thomas Devers of New Antioch, Clermont Co., O. Buried Abbottsville. (1-27-1921)

FETTERS, Elizabeth 84 died near Pitsburg Sat. dau Mrs. Williamson & son Elias resided with her. Widow of Joe

Fetters. Surv 2 daus the other Mrs. L. B. Odom of Arcanum, 2 sons, Wm. & Elias. Buried Mote cemetery. (1-27-



MUNDHENK, Mrs. George Died Tues. res. Gordon 56 yrs. Left husband. Buried Ithaca. (Feb. 3, 1921) Mary

Catherine d/o Henry & Elizabeth Odell born Twin twp. Darke Co. O. Feb 21, 1868 & died Feb. 1, 1921. Married

Sept. 15, 1889 George Mundhenk. Surv. Husband, brother, uncle & aunt. (Feb. 10, 1921)

MARSHALL, 3 mon. d/o Henry Marshall res. near Arcanum found dead Monday. Buried Ithaca. (Feb. 3, 1921)

Jenive Acrilla d/o Henry & Mary b. Oct. 9,1920 & d. Jan. 31, 1921, 3m21d. Left parents, grandparents Mr. & Mrs.

James Cromwell & Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Marshall. (Feb. 10, 1921)

ROSS, Bertha E. Surv. husband, 3 children Reva, Bernice & Russel. Buried Abbottsville. (Feb 10, 1921) Bertha

Elzena d/o Israel & Nettie Briney b. Oct. 29, 1873 near Arcanum, O. & died Feb. 8, 1921 res. Arcanum. Married

Joseph E. Ross Mar. 12, 1891 & had 5 children, Ivy, Russel, Harry, Bernice Eliker of Dayton & Reva. Ivy died at 3

yrs., & Harry in infancy. Also surv. parents, sister Mrs. Daisy Harleman of Dayton & brother Wm. Briney of

Pitsburg. (Feb. 17, 1921)

EIKENBERRY, Jacob died res. Pitsburg Mon. 87 yrs. Surv. 4 daus. 6 son, wife preceded ca 4 yrs. Buried Mote

cemetery. ( Feb. 10, 1921)

FOURMAN, Malinda w/o Noah of Pitsburg died res. Sun. 68 yrs. Surv. husband, 2 daus., 3 sons. Buried

Newcomers. (Feb. 10, 1921)

HANES, Fred s/o George & Mary C. Hanes born Wurtenburg, Ger. May 30,1851 & died Jan. 13, 1921. To U.S. at

age 2 yrs. & settled Gordon. Married Elizabeth Lynch July 10, 1880, wife died Jan.12, 1916. Had 2 children 1 son

preceded Aug. 1911 & Mrs. Charles E. Boyer of Bradford. Family moved to Versailles 1898. Also surv. 3 brothers

John & Joe of Gordon & Geo. Of Arcanum. 2 sisters Kate Yohe of Arcanum & Mary Eichelbarger of Gordon.

Buried Versailles mausoleum. (Feb. 10, 1921)

HEETER, Catherine d/o Daniel & Magdalene Schenck b. Schuykill Co. Pa. Dec. 25, 1835. Family came by wagon

from Pa. & settled Pyrmont, Mont. Co. O. Married Daniel H Heeter at age 19 yrs. & had 3 sons, 4 daus. John,

Mary, Amanda, Laura, William, Ida & Orville, 4 preceded the parents. Moved to Arcanum 1878. Mr. Heeter died

Feb. 2, 1901 a stone mason & contractor. Wife then lived with sons John & Orville in Arcanum, & Mrs. Steck

near Arlington. (Feb. 17, 1921) Mother of D.O. & John Heeter of Arcanum. Died res. of dau. Mrs. Amanda Steck

of near Arlington. Fractured her hip. Buried Arlington. (Feb. 17, 1921)

Fourman, R. Ray s/o Cora Fourman of Arcanum married in Atlanta Feb. 7, 1921 to Mabel Sauer of Ashland d/o

C.E. Sauer. (Feb. 17, 1921)

PEACOCK, Mrs. Jane died Fri. near Patty. (Mar. 17, 1921)

VANCE, William 22 Greenville died res. Tues. had grocery & bakery with father. Buried Greenville. (Feb. 24,


TIMMONS, Hernly 27 res. Hollansburg killed Tues. when a tree fell on him while felling trees on Chas. Wise

farm. Remains taken to his Uncle Samuel Caskey of Hollansburg. Surv. 2 yrs. old dau. & 2 uncles. Buried

Hollansburg. (Feb. 24, 1921)

CORWIN, Benj. H. 67 died res. Greenville Thurs. Surv. wife, son Thomas, sister Mrs. Abe Rife of Dayton