H. MacDaniels, Professor and Horticulturist
Professor emeritus of horticulture at Cornell University since 1956, Laurence H. MacDaniels ’12 died at his home in Ithaca, New York, June 18, 1986, one month after the death of his wife of 70 years and classmate, Frances E. Cochran MacDaniels. After graduating from [OHS in 1907 and from] Oberlin [College in 1912] he enrolled in graduate studies at Cornell and was appointed instructor in botany two years later. He was subsequently appointed assistant professor of pomology in 1919 and four years later achieved status as professor. At that time he taught and conducted research on basic aspects of pollination of apples, tree wounds and bracing, and anatomical aspects of pollination of flowers and fruits fallen from their plants.
In 1940 Cornell appointed him head of the Department of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture, a position he held until his retirement in 1956, at which time he received emeritus status.
During his 1926-27 sabbatical leave he did a botanical survey of the fe’i banana in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and Tahiti through the Bishop Museum of Honolulu. This led to the publication “A Study of the Fe’i Banana and Its Distribution with Reference to Polynesian Migration.” In 1949 he continued his survey in newly opened areas in Caledonia, New Hebrides, and Canton Island.
During his tenure as professor at Cornell and after retirement he was a relief worker for the Near East Foundation, visiting professor of horticulture at the College of Agriculture at the University of the Philippines at Los Banos, and technical advisor in Yugoslavia and Mexico for improving the culture of nuts and fruits.
Professor MacDaniels was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, chairman of the Lily Committee of the American Horticultural Society (1938-46), and president of the American Society for Horticulture Science in 1940. He was a member of many honorary and professional societies, including the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the Botanical Society of America, the American Society of Naturalists, and the New York Academy of Sciences.
In 1966 he received the Wilder Medal from the American Pomological Society and in 1980, he received the Lytell Lily Cup from the Royal Horticultural Society of London. He was listed in American Men of Science and Who’s Who in America.
The author of many scientific articles and bulletins, particularly on walnut toxicity, Bougainvillea varieties, lilies, tree crops, and conservation, he wrote the text of An Introduction to Plant Anatomy with A.J. Eames.
Born October 21, 1888, in Fremont, Ohio, he was the son of Heman Nye MacDaniels (1859-60). He leaves daughters Ellen Speers ’42 and Carolyn Miller ’47, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. His brother Everett ’06, and sisters Alice ’99 [OHS ‘94] and Anna ’05 are deceased.
Photograph: Frances and Laurence MacDaniels
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1986, p. 55.
Mrs. James Christopher MacDermott Jr. (Helen Dodd MacLaury) died May 17[, 1972,] at
Mrs. MacDermott was a graduate and research technician at
She leaves her husband, who is chief anesthesiologist at Euclid Memorial hospital, sons James Christopher III of Margareta,
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Lendrum "Len" MacEachron
MacEachron, Lendrum [Acker] "Len" Died August 30th, 2010, aged 91. Preceded in death by his wife, Suanna "Su", and daughter, Judy. Survived by daughter, Mary O'Driscoll; son-in-law, Sean O'Driscoll and son by choice, Steve Rosenberg. Born in Tsechow, China, Len grew up in Oberlin, Ohio, graduated from [OHS in 1936 and from] Oberlin College and served in the Air Force in WWII. After 25 years as a patent, trademark and copyright attorney, Len's passion for folk music led him to found Here, Inc. in 1968, producing mountain and hammer dulcimers, folk harps, fretless banjos and enthusiastically encouraging building your own instruments from kits. Len and his wife, Su, toured all the major folk festivals of the 60s and 70s, promoting instrument making and the power of music embodied in their slogan "Music Can Save the World". Their home was a veritable B & B for any and all musicians visiting the Twin Cities and they hosted numerous famous music parties. Len was active in many peace, justice and environmental organizations and an avid square and contra dancer well into his 80s. A Life Celebration for Len will be held Tuesday, September 7th, at the University Club of St. Paul, 420 Summit Ave., from 7 to 9:30 PM.
Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn., September 5, 2010.
Prof. Ronald MacLennan, 37, Dies; Funeral
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at First Church for Prof. Ronald F. MacLennan, who died at Allen Hospital on Saturday evening, May 27, following an attack of coronary thrombosis. He had been ill about ?? weeks. Rev. Joseph F. King conducted the services. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery following cremation.
Born in Oberlin September 26, 1906, the son of Mrs. S. F. MacLennan and the late Professor MacLennan, Mr. MacLennan had grown up in Oberlin, attending the grade schools and graduating from Oberlin high school in 1923. The following year he enrolled in the Oberlin School of Commerce, graduating from there in 1924. In the fall of 1924 he entered Oberlin College and graduated with honors in Zoology with the class of 1928.
That same year Mr. MacLennan entered the University of California for graduate study in zoology, obtaining his Ph.D. degree from that university in 1932. After completing his graduate study he worked for eight years in the zoology department of Washington College, Pullman, Washington.
In 1933 he married Marie Schulte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schulte of Kansas City, Missouri, who graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory with the class of 1930.
In the fall of 1940 he returned to Oberlin as assistant professor in the zoology department of Oberlin College, a position which he held until the time of his death.
Mr. MacLennan was a member of Sigma Xi, honorary scientific society, the American Society of Zoologists, the American Microscopic Society, and during this past year he had been president of the Oberlin Chapter of the American Association of University Professors.
Considered one of the outstanding protozoologists in the country, Prof. MacLennan was the author of many articles published in scientific journals both in this country and abroad. Especially interested in research as well as in teaching, he had been engage in special work connected with centrifuging protozoa to determine the character of different cells. At the time of his death he was just completing a scientific work entitled “Contractile Vacuole of Paramecium.” Included among the many meticulous and artistic drawings which he made of protozoa was found this quotation which he had copied recently from Darwin’s “Origin of Species,” and which his colleagues said seemed most fittingly to express Mr. MacLennan’s “idea of nature and life”: “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one: and that while this planet has gone circling on according to the fixed law of gravity from so simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.”
In 1942 Prof. MacLennan was granted a leave of absence from teaching in order to serve on the building committee of Oberlin College. In this capacity he helped to draw the plans for the proposed new biology building. At the time of his death, he was chairman of the science division of Oberlin College, and chairman of the board of deacons of First Church.
He is survived by his wife and one son, Frederick; his mother, Mrs. S. F. MacLennan of Oberlin; two sisters, Mrs. J. Austin Kerr of Berkeley, California, and Miss Sarah MacLennan, of Farmington, Connecticut; one nephew, and one niece.
Pall bearers at the funeral were Dudley P. Barnard, H. W. Bradford, Lea Comings, John W. Kurtz, R. S. McEwen and Carl C. W. Nicol.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 1, 1944, pp. 1-2.
Sarah B. MacLennan
Sarah B. MacLennan, 80, died Sunday in Washington, D.C.
Born in Oberlin, she was the daughter of Simon F. MacLennan, professor of philosophy at Oberlin College from 1897-1933. She attended the Oberlin Public Schools [graduating from Oberlin High School in 1921] and graduated from Oberlin College in 1925. She was looking forward to returning in May for her 60th college reunion.
From 1930 until her retirement in 1969 she taught history of art at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn. Since retirement she has spent her winters in Washington D.C., and her summers near Alton, N.H.
She is survived by one niece and two nephews and several grandnephews and grandnieces.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 21, 1985, p. 2.
Evelyn Heacox MacRae
Evelyn Heacox MacRae died April 2, 1987, in Sun City, Ariz. Born June 23, 1901, in Oberlin, she [graduated from OHS in 1919 and from Oberlin College in 1923 and] received the M.A. degree from U. Chicago in 1929. She had a 20-year career in social work, holding positions in cities including Boston, Chicago, and New York.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1988, p. 41.
Services Were Held Friday For Mrs. Charles
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Sedgeman Funeral Home for Mrs. Charles S. Magruder (Luetta Squire Peabody) of 351 E. College St., prominent in Democratic politics and women’s club work, who died Wednesday, May 28, at Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland.
Born in Russia township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Squire, Mrs. Magruder spent most of her life in Oberlin [and was an 1894 graduate of OHS]. Active in the early women’s suffrage movement, after its adoption she became Democratic State Central Committeewoman for the 14th district, and later served as vice chairman of the central committee. She was one of the organizers of the Federation of Democratic Women of Ohio and its first president.
Mrs. Magruder was active in local club work and had served as president of the Oberlin Woman’s Club, the Nineteenth Century Club and the Christmas Club. She was also a former secretary of the Village Improvement Society and former president of the Lakeside Federation of Women’s Clubs.
In 1935 she was made state superintendent of charities, later becoming director of the Columbus Association for the Blind. While she held these posts the Marguders made their home in Columbus. They returned to Oberlin about a year ago.
After the death of her first husband, Otis E. Peabody, Mrs. Magruder started and operated for several years the Apparel and Gift Shop on S. Main St. Her marriage to Mr. Magruder took place in 1930.
Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Edna Kathalti of Cleveland, Eleanor Fulton of Shaker Heights, Doris Brooks of East Cleveland; two grandchildren; one brother, Harry Squire of Oberlin; and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Herrick of Oberlin and Mrs. Ruby Shepard of Lakewood.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 5, 1947, p. 6.
Ernest A. Malham (1927-2011)
Elyria - Ernest A. [Arthur] Malham, 84, of Elyria, died Wednesday, September 27, 2011 at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria following a brief illness.
Mr. Malham was born in Oberlin on July 21, 1927, a son of the late Ernest A and Minnie A. (nee Lange) Malham, Sr.
He was a 1945 graduate of Oberlin High School. He was a member of the F & AM Masonic Lodge # 380 of Oberlin and the Amherst Eastern Star. He enjoyed growing flowers and pursued his interest following his retirement.
He retired as an input processor in the accounting department at Ford Motor Company in Avon. Mr. Malham began his career at Ford in 1958.
Mr. Malham is survived by his niece Karen F. Pitkin of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and a nephew Phillip of Texas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret "Peg" (nee Strauss) Malham, a sister Beatrice Ruth Baldwin, a brother Raymond A. Malham, and a niece and a nephew.
Burial will be at Ridge Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Amherst Township.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2011 at 3:30 PM in the chapel at Wesleyan Village, 805 West Street, Elyria with Chaplain Beth McKee, officiating.
The Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain, Ohio is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences at www.boyer-cool.com.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, October 2, 2011.
Oberlin Girl Died Tuesday
Marian Headline Mallack Passed Away In Charity Hospital After Long Illness
Death Resulted From Severe Flu Attack – Funeral Held Here On Thursday Afternoon
Mrs. Marrian (sic) Headline Mallack, wife of John Mallack of Cleveland, died early Tuesday morning in Charity hospital from pneumonia. Mrs. Mallack was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Headline, formerly of this place, but now residents of Cleveland.
The young woman was taken with a severe attack of the flu last winter and never recovered from its effects. She underwent several operations and one performed ten days ago resulted in the setting in of pneumonia.
She was married last June and expected to leave with her husband for California but her sickness prevented. She attended the Oberlin schools, [graduating from Oberlin High School in 1917,] and had many friends here. Besides her parents she is survived by one brother, Eugene, a sophomore in Western Reserve university. Mr. Headline is superintendent of buildings at the university. The many friends of the family have deep sympathy for them in their sorrow.
The funeral services were held from their former home on Orchard street Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Van der Pyl. The remains were taken to Murray Ridge cemetery for interment.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, September 24, 1920, p. 1.
Robert W. Mallory
Robert William “Bob” Mallory, 88, died peacefully in his home Friday, Feb. 8, 2002.
A celebration of his life will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Reager Funeral Home.
Robert W. Mallory was born Sept. 18, 1913, in Oberlin, Ohio, to William Garfield Mallory and Mary Keziah Pope Mallory.
Bob graduated from [OHS in 1931 and from] Oberlin College in 1935 after earning varsity letters in basketball and baseball. He worked briefly as a photographer's assistant in Oberlin and Yosemite, Calif.
During World War II, Bob served in the U.S. Coast Guard in Ketchikan, Alaska, as a lieutenant on the USCG Hemlock.
After the war, in 1946, he married Merle Satone Stoddard and began a distinguished career in oil exploration, starting as a field geologist in Jackson Hole, Wyo. He managed progressively larger offices in Amarillo, Texas, Casper, Wyo., Alberta, Canada, and Denver. During that time, he was elected president of the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association. He also was a past president of the Wyoming Geological Association. He retired in 1972 from Champlin Oil Co. as the exploration manager for the Midwestern Region. He and Satone moved to Fort Collins in 1993.
His greatest love was for his family. He was a splendid and devoted father and grandfather. He shared with his family his great affinity for athletics, boats, mountain climbing and hiking.
He is survived by his wife, Satone his daughter, Linda Burnham, M.D., of Fort Collins two sons, Doug Mallory, M.D., of Fairmont, Minn., and Rob Mallory of Fort Collins his grandchildren, Dustin and Jessica of Fort Collins, as well as Robert and Paul of Fairmont. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan, and his sister, Stella Irene Dickerman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County in care of Reager Funeral Home.
Fort Collins Coloradoan, Fort Collins, Colorado, Friday, February 12, 2002, p. B2.
Dr. M. E. Maltby, Long at Barnard
Retired Associate Professor of Physics Dies—Served on Faculty 31 Years
Dr. Margaret E. Maltby, a retired Associate Professor of Physics at Barnard College, died Wednesday evening in the Harkness Pavilion, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, at the age of 83.
Born in Bristolville, Ohio, Dr. Maltby was graduated [in 1877 from OHS and] in 1882 from Oberlin college and nine years later received a Master of Arts degree there. She was an instructor in physics at Wellesley College from 1889 to 1893. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she went to Germany, on a traveling fellowship, and worked for several years under the direction of Prof. Friedrich Kohlrausch, a leader in physical chemistry.
The University of Goettingen awarded to Dr. Maltby a doctorate in 1895, and soon afterward she returned to this country. In 1897 she was an instructor in physics and mathematics at Lake Erie College, and the next year she returned to Germany to become assistant to the president of the Physikalsche Technische Reichsanstalt in Berlin.
Dr. Maltby joined the faculty of Barnard in 1900 and for three years was an instructor in chemistry. In 1903 she became Adjunct Professor of Physics and seven years later associate professor, serving until she retired in 1931. Before her retirement Dr. Maltby introduced a course in the physics department designed for music students and dealing with the physical basis of music, believed to have been the first such course.
She is the aunt of Maj. Philip Randolph Meyer. Services will be held at St. Paul’s Chapel of Columbia University, 117th St. and Amsterdam Ave., on Saturday, at 10 A.M.
The New York Times, New York, N.Y., Friday, May 5, 1944, p. 19.
C. Mann dies at age 67
James C. Mann, 67, of Oberlin RD 1, died Tuesday at Amherst Manor Nursing Home where he had been a patient for one month.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at East Pittsfield Cemetery with Rev. Michael Beynon officiating.
Mr. Mann, born in Youngstown on Nov. 23, 1913 had lived all his life in this area[, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1933]. Most recently, until his retirement five years ago, he had been employed in maintenance at the Emerald Valley Golf Club. In earlier years he was employed as mechanic at Rowe-Goerner Motor Sales.
Mr. Mann was an Army veteran of World War II; former member of the Oberlin Volunteer Fire Department; and member of the Pittsfield United Church of Christ. He was also a member of Oberlin Lodge 380 F&AM and the lodge held a Masonic service at the Cowling Funeral Home last night.
Surviving Mr. Mann are one son, Raymond of Kipton; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Twaddle of New London and Susan (Mrs. Philip) Keller of Columbus; three sisters, Marion (Mrs. Malcolm) Scott and Inez (Mrs. Nicholas) Gardinier, both of Oberlin and Nadine (Mrs. Robert) Baker of Wellington; and five grandchildren.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 1, 1981, p. 2.
Esther Anna Manns
Esther Anna Manns, 95, of Oberlin, died March 23 at Welcome Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born in Pittsfield Twp., she graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1916]. She graduated from Kent State Normal College in 1922 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 1929. She also received a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1940.
After teaching social studies in a one-room school in Penfield Twp., she taught at Princeton Junior High School in Youngstown for 34 years, retiring in 1962. She returned to the Oberlin area after retirement.
Miss Manns was a member of the First United Methodist Church and of Delta Kappa Gamma society.
She is survived by two nephews, Hubert C. Bates of Amherst and Robert Harr of Kipton; and three nieces, Wilma Zech of Henrietta Twp., Marilyn Elliot of Columbus and Elma Nelson of Port Clinton.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mable Bates and Helen E. Harr; a brother, Theodore Manns; and her parents, William and Eliza Manns.
Services were Saturday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Judith W. Claycomb officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 29, 1994, p. 2.
Mrs. George M. Mansfield (Eleanor Eva Walkup) died at her home in
Mrs. Mansfield taught physical education in the YWCA at
Mrs. Mansfield leaves two daughters, Mrs. Richard Caniff of Glen Ellen,
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Mildred L. Mark
Mrs. Mildred L. [Mark, nee Zimmerman], 78, of Richmond, wife of Ralph M. Mark[, died Oct. 21, 1994. She was a 1934 graduate of OHS].
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va., Sunday, October 23, 1994, p. B-3.
Mrs. Stanley P. [Ruth]
Word has been received in Oberlin of the death of Mrs. Stanley P. Mark, former Oberlin resident, in Delevan, Wis. Friday.
Mrs. Mark is the former Ruth Miller, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. S. E. Miller. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter Sybil, now married.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 19, 1958, p. 6A.
Harry V. Marsh[, OHS class of 1911 and
Mr. Marsh was assistant manager of the Hotel Bourdette in
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, December 1946, p. 26.
Leonard W. Marsh
Leonard W. Marsh, 47, of Elyria, former Oberlin resident, died Aug. 24 at EMH Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
Born in Akron, Mr. Marsh had lived in Lorain County all his life. He was a 1968 graduate of Oberlin High School.
He was employed as a carpet layer and salesman for many years and worked at Eric’s Floor Covering in Elyria for five years.
He was a member of Midview Baptist Church in Eaton Township.
He enjoyed golfing and gardening.
Survivors include his mother, Geraldine Marsh of Elyria; sons, Steven, Joseph, David and Scott, all of Elyria; brothers Richard and Gary Pelton of Ashland; a sister, Janet Smith of Fredericktown; two grandsons; nieces and nephews; and a longtime friend, Robin Shumaker of Elyria.
Services were Aug. 27 at the Blackburn Funeral Home, Grafton, with the Rev. Tim Mayo, pastor of Midview Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial was in the Butternut Ridge Cemetery in Eaton Township.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 2, 1997, p. 2.
Patricia L. [Louise] Marsh (nee Supers), 64, of Elyria, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the Cleveland Clinic, following a short illness. Mrs. Marsh was born in Oberlin, December 23, 1944 and moved to Elyria in 1973 from Oberlin.
She was a graduate of Oberlin High School in 1962 . She was a homemaker and was an avid cross stitch fan.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Andrew; two daughters, Kathleen ( Chad) Granlund of Michigan and Jennifer Marsh of California; one son, Christopher of Avon Lake; and one grandson, Ethan. She is also survived by her mother, Helen Supers (nee Paukst) of Oberlin; one brother, Andrew Supers; and two sisters, Kathleen Keating of Michigan and Stephanie Supers of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Supers.
A memorial Mass will be held Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11 A.M. at St. Jude Catholic Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria. The Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor, will officiate.
Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, is handling the arrangements.
To leave on line condolences for the family, go to www.reichlinroberts.com.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday March 11, 2009.
Eleanor Shirley Marshall
Oberlin -- Eleanor Shirley Marshall, 75, of Oberlin, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at her home.
Marshall was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Elyria and lived in Oberlin all her life. She was a graduate of the Oberlin High School class of 1948.
She was a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. She lived all of her life in Oberlin, except for time spent in the service. Survivors include many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Eliza (nee Jenkins) Marshall; brothers John Marshall and Charles ''Pete'' Marshall; sisters Virginia Charlotte Champe, Thelma Smith and Ethel Tuck.
There will be a private family burial in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Arrangements by Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, May 24, 2004.
Gibbs Marshall, a
messenger of music!
Harriett Gibbs Marshall was born
Under her management, and in later years, under that of her cousin, Victoria Muse, the Conservatory represented the nation’s most successful Black owned and operated music school to have advocated the study and performance of Black music. Throughout its 57-year existence, the school’s highly trained faculty brought in talented students from all over the
The establishment of the Conservatory was only part of Harriet Gibbs Marshall’s dream. She envisioned a
As a writer she published A Story of Haiti 1930, followed by Last Concerto, based on the life, love, and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Harriett Gibbs Marshall died on
Posted with permission of The African American Registry, http://www.aaregistry.com/african_american_history/1993/Harriett_GibbsMarshall_a_messinger_of_music
Henry Cowles Marshall, 92, died on December 22, 1965, in Dayton, Ohio, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law where he had lived since his retirement in 1948. He was born in Berea, Kentucky, but lived in Oberlin during his high school and college days, attending both the local high school [graduating from OHS in 1892] and the Oberlin Academy before entering college [Oberlin College class of 1896]. His parents were Samuel J. Marshall of the Class of 1861 and Louisa Kaiser Marshall, Class of 1867. Five generations of his family were connected with Oberlin in some way, including Henry Cowles who came from Yale to join the Oberlin faculty in 1835 and a grandson, Charles David Windle, who was graduated in 1949.
For a number of years Mr. Marshall taught in school in Pennsylvania and Ohio, going to Columbus, Ohio, in 1907 where he became principal of Everett High School in 1917. In Columbus he organized the Boys Choir School and was its headmaster. It is now located in Princeton, New Jersey. He was director of activities at a boys’ camp in Maine and an avid ice skater even into his 90th year. A member of the Congregational Church, he was active in both church and church school.
Mr. Marshall is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. Studebaker of Wayne Township, Ohio, Mrs. Louise Windle of Pennsylvania, and Mrs. John Sills (Esther Marshall, ’27) of California; two sons, Raphael of Cleveland, and Harry E. of Columbus, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March 1966, p. 38.
Henry Cowles Marshall, 92, died on
For a number of years Mr. Marshall taught in school in
Mr. Marshall is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. Studebaker of
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Retired bricklayer for U.S. Steel
John Chester Marshall, 72, of Oberlin died Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Born in Cleveland, he lived in Oberlin most of his life.
A  graduate of Oberlin High School, he was a bricklayer for U.S. Steel Lorain Works, retiring in 1983.
Mr. Marshall was a World War II Navy veteran.
Survivors include a son, John C. of Hollywood, Fla.; daughters, Anita Marshall of Sandusky, Sylvia Jackson of Oberlin and Angela Alston of Lorain; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Charles “Pete” Marshall of Oberlin; and sisters, Eleanor “Molly” Marshall and Virginia Champe, both of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion, in 1988.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Cowling Funeral Home, South Main Street, Oberlin, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Charles Mayle will officiate.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery in Oberlin.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, January 7, 1994, p. C2.
Kenneth E. Marshall, 58, of Lorain, died suddenly Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at Community Health Partners in Lorain.
Born Aug. 28, 1950, in Oberlin, he was a 1969 graduate of Oberlin High School, where he played football and wrestled. Mr. Marshall enjoyed listening to music, cooking, hunting, fishing, raising and training his horses, and farming. He worked at Lorain Steel as a crane operator and was a firefighter.
Mr. Marshall served in the Army overseas from 1970-72, and was a disabled veteran.
He served as a volunteer firefighter for the Oberlin Fire Department for five years and was the first African-American in the department.
He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather, and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play.
He is survived by his mother, Arcenia “Cenie” Marshall of Oberlin; daughter Kendra G. Marshall [OHS ‘92] of Westerville, Ohio; granddaughters Kaysyn D. Marshall of Westerville and Kaylesia “Leesi” Marshall of Germany; grandson Kenneth Romeo “Rome” Marshall of Germany; sisters Penny Smith [OHS ‘79] of Columbus, Ohio, and Kristen (Clarence) Womack [OHS ‘81] of Pittsburgh, Pa.; brothers Charles Marshall [OHS ‘63], Duane “Tony” Marshall [OHS ‘65] and Gilbert Marshall [OHS ‘66], all of Oberlin; a host of nieces and nephews, and his former wife and friend Barbara Keplinger.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles L. “Pete” Marshall.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, from 10 a.m. to noon at Cowling Funeral Home of Oberlin, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Westwood Cemetery, with Pastor Brian Kenyon of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth E. Marshall Fund at any Lorain National Bank branch.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 1, 2009, p. 3.
Lois Ann “Lad” Dickinson Marshall of Oberlin died suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at her home. She was 68.
Born Oct. 12, 1938, in Oberlin, she lived here her entire life. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1956 and from Ohio Wesleyan in 1960. She received her master’s degree in public administration from Cleveland State University.
She served as director of the Family Service Association of Lorain County and director of the Oberlin Early Childhood Center.
She was a member of the Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, serving on many committees and hosting many bed and breakfast guests. She was an active member of the Family Service Council of Ohio, United Way, and the Family and Children’s Council of Lorain County.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, restoring the family home, taking walks, painting, reading, and working Sudoku puzzles.
Mrs. Marshall is survived by her daughter, Beth Marshall of Findlay; son, Steven Marshall of Downington, Pa.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; mother, Hazel D. Bahret of Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers J. Frederick Dickinson and Robert A. Dickinson of Englewood, Fla., William J. Dickinson of Kansas City, Mo.; and former husband, John Marshall of Trenton, Mich. She was preceded in death by her father, John F. Dickinson.
Services were Thursday at Fairchild Chapel. Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, P.O. Box 354, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, October 9, 2007, p. 2.
Martin R. Marshall
Mr. Martin Raphael Marshall of
Mr. Marshall was born on
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Earl F. Campbell of
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, October 1958, p. 30.
Arthur T. Martin, Ohio Educator, 43
Law Dean at State University Since 1940 Dies—Held NRA, WPB and WLB Posts
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 7 (AP)—Dr. Arthur T. Martin, dean of Ohio State University’s Law College since 1940, died here today after a long illness. His age was 43.
Born in Hadjin, Turkey, Dr. Martin was the son of John Campbell Martin, a Canadian, and Mrs. Mary Isabel Cameron Martin. He was naturalized an American in 1931.
He [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1919,] received an A. B. degree from Oberlin College in 1923, a J. D. from Ohio State in 1929 and an LL. M. from Columbia University the next year. A fellow at Columbia in 1929-30, Dr. Martin was assistant Professor of Law at Ohio State, 1930-34 and associate professor from 1934 to 1937, becoming Professor of Law in the latter year.
Dr. Martin was on the legal staff of the National Recovery Administration in 1934-35, a Labor Department referee in 1936-37, a War Production Board Commissioner in 1942 and an arbitrator and mediator for the National War Labor Board in 1942-43. He once headed the rubber committee of the Wage-Hour Division of the Labor Department and had been chairman of WLP wage-hour panels.
In 1941-42 Dr. Martin served as chairman of the Administrative Law Commission of the State of Ohio.
He had been secretary and treasurer of the League of Ohio Law Schools and the Association of American Law Schools, and was a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, the American Judiciary Society, the Order of the Coif and the Rotary, Faculty and Crichton Clubs.
Dr. Martin was compiler of “Cases and Other Materials on the Law of Conveyances,” published in 1939, and “Cases and Materials on the Law of Real Property,” 1943.
In 1934 he married Miss Alice Elizabeth Rasor.
The New York Times, Friday, February 8, 1946, p. 19.
Professor Martin Dies at 90
Charles Beebe Martin, former professor of classical studies in Oberlin College, and professor emeritus since 1925, died in Allen Hospital Thursday morning, September 25, at the age of 90. Funeral services were performed by the Rev. Joseph F. King in Fairchild Chapel Saturday afternoon. In accordance with Professor Martin’s request, no personal eulogy was delivered. The burial took place in Westwood Cemetery.
At the time of his birth, May 7, 1857, his parents were missionaries in Cairo, Egypt, but they returned to the United States the following year because of ill health. They were living in Oberlin when he [graduated from OHS in 1871-2 and] enrolled in the college preparatory department. Professor Martin continued his training in Oberlin, receiving the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Bachelor Divinity, in the years 1876, 1880, and 1881, respectively. He began his teaching career in 1880.
Mrs. Martin was Helen J. White of the Oberlin Class of 1887, whom he married in July of that year. Their daughters were Helen Martin Rood, ’11, and Elizabeth Martin Rood, ’16. Two grandsons, Charles and Gerald Rood of Providence, Rhode Island, survive.
Professor Martin’s most significant contribution was the attitude of mind with which he endowed the students who learned from him. He trained them in the rigors of thought and observation, “and guarded for them the integrity and dignity of the intellectual world.”
After retiring in 1925, Professor Martin served on the educational staff of the Cleveland Museum of Art, giving illustrated lectures and gallery talks.
At this time a lectureship foundation named for him was established to “stimulate interest in the classics by bringing to Oberlin classical scholars of international fame for courses of lectures.” Two Martin lectures are scheduled for November 6 and 7 of this year.
Professor Martin’s “Reminiscences,” published privately in 1945, covered the years from 1870 to 1902. “They read,” wrote D. M. Love last May, “like the account of one who had ‘kept watch o’er man’s mortality’ during almost the entire span of Oberlin’s history… Survivors of an earlier era people the first pages, and the closing chapters foreshadow the present day.”
The Oberlin Times, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 2, 1947, p. 1.
Henrietta Township -- Donald Duane Martin, 66, of Henrietta Township, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at New Life Hospice Residential Center, Lorain, following a brief illness will cancer.
He was born Feb. 27, 1936, in LaGonda, Pa., where he lived until moving to Oberlin in 1949. He lived in Henrietta Township the past 39 years.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1954.
Martin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as an aviation electronics technician. He served two tours of duty in Japan. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Combat Air Crew Insignia.
He was employed at Ford Motor Co., Lorain, for 32 years, retiring in 2001 as an electrician. He was also a volunteer fireman for 10 years with the Birmingham Township Fire Department, where he also served many years as treasurer. He coached baseball in the Firelands School District for several years.
He was a member of the Vermilion AMVETS Post 22 and the Vermilion American Legion Post 397.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Beverly Jean (nee Diedrick) Martin; son Brian Martin of Wellington; daughters Julie Batal of Tewksbury, Mass., and Suzanne Valerius of Henrietta Township; one grandson; and sisters Marian McKnight of Washington, Pa., and Barbara Tarry of Elyria. He was preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Alice (nee Sloneker) Martin, and brothers Kenneth Martin and Carl Martin.
Friends may call Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, and Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7576, 7576 Poorman Road, Vermilion. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vermilion AMVETS Post 22, 1517 SR 60 N, Vermilion 44089.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, August 15, 2002.
Educator Betty Martin dies at 67 in
Elizabeth “Betty” Martin, 67, retired principal of Eastwood Elementary School, died in the Cleveland Clinic on Nov. 21 after a five week illness. Her home was at 555 East College.
Born in Oberlin on Aug. 17, 1912, she graduated from Oberlin High School in 1930 and from the Oberlin Kindergarten-Primary Training School in 1932. She received the BS in elementary education from Ashland College in 1939 and the master’s degree from Ohio State University in 1946.
From 1932-37 she taught in the Sheffield schools then joined the Oberlin school staff, teaching 2nd and 3rd grades at Pleasant Street School from 1937-47. She was principal at Pleasant Street School from 1947-55 and at Eastwood principal from 1955 to 1973 when she retired.
Retirement did not end her interest in teaching, however; she served as a Title I tutor from 1973-77 and as a substitute teacher last year.
She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, teachers’ honorary, the Ohio Education association, past matron of Pansy Chapter 34, Order of Eastern Star, and a past district deputy of OES, Senior Forum, and First Church. For several years in the early ‘70’s she served on the Oberlin Housing Renewal Commission.
For many years she had spent the summers at Lakeside, where she and her brother Robert operated the Abigail Tea Room.
Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Grace Harlow of 140 North Main and brothers, Robert of 292 Oak and Burns of San Jose, California and several nephews. Her brother Henry preceded her in death.
Eastern Star services were held at the Cowling Funeral Home on Saturday evening, with funeral services on Sunday afternoon at First Church. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Betty Martin Library Fund at Eastwood Elementary School.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 29, 1979, p. 12.
Rites Held Yesterday For Faye Martin, 63
Faye Smith Martin, 63, wife of Charles G. Martin, 160 N. Park, died Sunday at 2:10 p.m. at the Carter Rest Home after a five-year illness.
Born in Oberlin Feb. 3, 1893, Mrs. Martin had lived here all her life. She was a member of Rust Methodist Church, the Women’s Progressive Club, and the NAACP, serving as its treasurer for many years.
Surviving besides her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Winifred Green of Cleveland and a granddaughter, Frances Johnson; and one brother, Clarence Smith of Elyria.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Rust Church with Rev. John Ferguson officiating. Interment was in Westwood Cemetery.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 4, 1956, p. 3A.
Track Coach, Directed
J. Fred Martin, who had been a track coach and athletic director at
Fritz Martin spent 43 years at Wesleyan. He was head track coach for 35 years, and his teams won 11 Little Three titles in track and 14 in cross-country events. He was athletic director from 1944 to 1954 and over the years also coached football, boxing, handball and wrestling.
He [graduated from OHS in 1915 and] held a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from Columbia University. He was a former president of the New England Intercollegiate Athletic Association and of the New England Association Conference on Athletics.
Surviving are a daughter and a son.
Deaths – Martin, John F., 80, of
The New York Times,
Lillian June (French) Martin
Lillian French, daughter of Silas Henry French and Villa Spore, was born at her parent’s home in Hartland Ridge, [Huron Co., Ohio,] October 28, 1897, and married Wayne W. Martin [OHS ‘26], born at Wakeman, Ohio, son of Harmon and Della Martin. At the age of nine, she removed to Oberlin, to be given the benefits of a better education than the country schools provided. Grade and High School work was all completed in Oberlin, graduating from the latter in 1915. The family tendency to excel along literary lines cropped out during this period, and she twice won the first prize in a Story Contest in the English Department. She studied piano as a child, thus laying an excellent foundation for the further musical study which she elected to pursue at Wooster, Ohio. Prior to this she spent a year in the home of her well known aunt, Mrs. Lillian French Read, whose help and encouragement definitely decided Miss French to choose music as her life work.
Three years were spent in serious study of Music at Wooster College, at Wooster, Ohio, from 1917 to 1920. Following her graduation, Miss French engaged in private teaching, both voice and piano, in Wakeman, Norwalk, and Elyria. After this apprenticeship of three years, she secured a position as instructor in voice and piano at the State College for Women, Tallahassee, Florida.
Marriage, and a new field of endeavor came in 1926, when she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, to establish a home, and later on to rear and help to educate two children, [twins] Allen Shields Martin and Janet Elinor. Now that the children are older, she is busy teaching and singing, and hopes to broaden her musical career as opportunity permits.
Thicker Than Water: Genealogy of the Dan Waugh Family, Elsie J. French et al. (1939), pp. 28, 30-31.
Lillian (French) Martin, devoted mother of Allen S. Martin of Mt. Washington [in Cincinnati] and Janet Lucas of Cleveland, also survived by 6 grandchildren. She died on June 4, 1982. Services will be held at Lyndhurst Presbyterian Church in Cleveland on June 7 at 2 p.m.
Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 6, 1982.
Robert Delwin Martin, 79, of Oberlin, died Saturday, March 25, at the Cleveland Clinic following a one-month illness.
Born June 2, 1915, in Oberlin, Mr. Martin graduated [from OHS in 1933 and] from Miami University in 1938 where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.
For many years, Mr. Martin owned Martin Inn, which closed in 1965. He and his family also owned the Abigail Tea Room in Lakeside for many years. Mr. Martin was a member of the Oberlin Masonic Lodge and First Church of Oberlin.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; sons Christ of Portage, Wisconsin, Bruce of Jackson, Ohio, and Ladd and Sheldon, both of Oberlin; five grandchildren, and a sister, Grace Harlow, of Oberlin.
Friends may call today from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. at the Cowling Funeral Home. The Rev. Douglas Long will officiate and burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 25, 1995, p. 2.
Margaret Maruschak (nee Paddock), 69, of Oberlin, died Sunday night at Allen Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
Mrs. Maruschak was born in Oberlin on Feb. 13, 1921, and had lived here her entire life except when she attended college.
She taught students with learning disabilities at Prospect Elementary School, and had taught with the Head Start program, and at the First Church until her health failed.
Mrs. Maruschak [graduated from OHS in 1939 and] earned a bachelor’s degree from the Flora Stone Mather School of Case Western Reserve University in 1945. She received a master’s degree in education from the Ohio State University.
She is survived by Stephen, her husband of 36 years; two daughters, Nancy Maruschak-Galloway of Elyria, and Donna Corr of Massillon; three sons, Thomas of Lorain, Michael of Jackson, Miss., and Andrew of Sheffield; a brother, Charles Paddok, of Playa Del Ray, Calif.; and by five grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Cowling Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m., and from 7-9 p.m. today, Dec. 4. There will be a service held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Church with Rev. John Elder officiating.
There will be a private burial for the family at Westwood Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial gifts be given to the Northwest Ohio Multiple Sclerosis Society or to First Church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 4, 1990, p. 2.
Popular Young Man Of Oberlin [Arthur
Mason] Dies From The Result Of Fall
Fell Fifteen Feet From a Gallery in Warner Gym
Arthur Mason, who would have been 26 years of age in July, died at 2 o’clock Sunday morning at his home in Oberlin from injuries sustained last Wednesday afternoon when he fell fifteen feet from a gallery in Warner gymnasium, Oberlin, being repaired by Lee Whitney, tinner, of this city, for whom he worked.
Mason fell backwards from a ladder leading to the gallery in Warner gymnasium while in the act of going to the roof to perform some kind of repair work. His head struck the hard wood floor below. He was picked up unconscious and remained in that condition until relieved by death.
The injury resulted in a gash in the temple but no bones were apparently broken. Concussion of the brain later developed and resulted in death.
Mason was alone at the time and no one saw the accident. He was carrying a bucket of cement to workmen on the roof of the building who were repairing the gutters. With one hand occupied with the cement it is probable that he missed a rung of the ladder and the heavy load overbalanced him. He probably fell a distance of fifteen feet.
He was discovered some minutes later by Herbert Glenn, the college carpenter and at first he was thought to be dead as he had bled profusely from the wound in his temple. An ambulance harried him to the hospital where he remained unconscious until Thursday morning when he appeared restless. Opiates were administered as it was thought best to keep him at ease for a longer period. Thursday afternoon another hypodermic was given.
Mason was prominent in high school circles at Oberlin [OHS class of 1911?] where he was captain of the baseball team in 1910 and was also a prominent member of the Masonic order in Oberlin which will probably have charge of the funeral service. The services will probably be conducted Thursday afternoon.
He was married in December, 1915, to Miss Ruth Davis, daughter of E. J. Davis, of the Sugar Bowl, Oberlin. Two daughters, one two years and the other four months of age, in addition to his mother, Mrs. Christy, the wife of the New York Central railroad ticket agent at Oberlin, and a brother, Mark Mason, of Butte, Mont., survive.
Mason was a likeable fellow and had numerous friends in this city where he was employed as a tinsmith for Lee Whitney as well as in Oberlin where he had spent his entire life. His untimely death is regretted and the sympathy of his fellow associates in this city as well as the large number of friends in Oberlin is extended to the bereaved family.
Evening Telegraph, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, March 24, 1919, p. 1.
Max L. Mason dies at 75 of heart attack
Max L. Mason, 121 E. Lorain St., died Jan. 21 at Allen Hospital following an apparent heart attack. He was 75 years old.
A native of Oberlin [and 1912 graduate of Oberlin High School], Mr. Mason was employed at the U.S. Steel Corp. in Lorain for more than 35 years before his retirement in 1959.
He is survived by his wife, Maym; a son, Harold, 290 N. Pleasant; two daughters, Mrs. James Lavelle of Los Angeles and Mrs. Jarjorie Butler of New Platz, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services, with the Rev. Floyd Buckland of the First Baptist Church officiating, were held at Cowling Funeral Home on Saturday. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 29, 1970, p. 3.
Viola Louella Mason
Viola Louella Mason, 72, of Oberlin, died at University Hospital in Cleveland on Feb. 23 after a short illness.
Born in Oberlin [and a 1942 graduate of OHS], she worked at American Greetings and was a machinist at Gilford Instrument Labs, retiring in 1985.
Mrs. Mason is survived by a daughter, Leslene Lofties of Lortin, Va.; a son, Lester Jr. of Oberlin; an adopted son, Lester Barclay of Chicago; five grandchildren; five brothers, Harold Huston of Cleveland, Theodore Huston of Sandusky, Lawrence and Allen Huston, both of Oberlin, and Richard Huston of Cleveland; and three sisters, Marguerite King, LaVerne Bailey and Minnie Isom, all of Oberlin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester, in 1985; her parents, Theodore O. and Mayme Huston; and a brother, Ellwood.
Services were Saturday morning at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Fred L. Steen officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 1994, p. 2.
Elyria — Mary Lee Massey (nee Mc Queen) 73, of Elyria passed away Friday June 26, 2009.
She was born in KY coming to Oberlin 48 [58?] years ago.
She was a  graduate of Oberlin High School. Mrs. Massey was a homemaker, and she enjoyed bingo, crocheting, and ect.
She is survived by sons--William, Richard, Cornelius, James, Malachi, and Jonathan, daughter--Marietta, Christine, and Bernetta. 22-grandchildren, 2-great grandchildren.
A brother-James Mc Queen of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by husband-- Malachi Wade, and daughter- Jacqueline Massey.
Friends may call Tuesday June 30, 2009 from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am at the Elyria Carter Funeral Home Chapel, 127 W. Bridge St., Elyria, Ohio 44035.
Rev. Arnett Thornton will officiate services. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Dennis W. Carter and Carter Funeral Home Inc. 127 W. Bridge St. Elyria.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sun., June 28, 2009.
Emma N. Matcham
Emma N. Matcham, 75, of Elyria, sister of Vivian Knepper of Oberlin, died Friday at Elyria Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
She was a longtime resident of North Ridgeville before moving to Punta Gorda, Fla., in 1965. For the past several months she had lived with her daughter in Elyria.
She is also survived by her husband, George D.; her daughter, Mrs. Leland (Narelle) Peden of Elyria; sons, George Jr. of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Arthur of Punta Gorda; two sisters, four other brothers, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday afternoon at the Chapel of Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria, with burial in Brookdale Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 28, 1985, p. 2.
George D. Matcham, owned TV repair shop
George D. Matcham, 85, a former North Ridgeville resident, died June 1 at his home in Punta Gorda, Fla., after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin [and a 1926 graduate of OHS], he lived in North Ridgeville. At one time, Mr. Matcham worked at the Ridge Tool Co., General Motors Fisher Guide Plant and Bendix-Westinghouse, all in Elyria, and the Fruehauf Trailer Co. in Avon Lake.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening and electronics.
Survivors include a daughter, Narelle Peden of Elyria; sons, George Matcham Jr. of Kingman, Ariz., and Arthur of Elyria; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters Marjorie Young of Punta Gorda and Ruth Heimsath of Madison, Ohio; and a brother, Truman Matcham of Erie, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma (nee Knepper); a son, James; and a brother, Edward.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria. The Rev. Janet Long will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Easter Seals Society.
Southeastern Crematories in Punta Gorda handled arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, June 16, 1994, p. D2.
Truman Wallace Matcham
Dedicated Community and Church Leader
Truman Matcham, 89, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Hamot Hospital following a brief illness. He was born March 29, 1916 in Oberlin, Ohio, son of the late George D. Matcham and Emma Callin Matcham. Mr. Matcham [graduated from OHS in 1934,] served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a proud graduate of Ohio State University in 1948. He retired from General Electric Co. in 1980 after working 41 years as an industrial engineer and manager. Mr. Matcham was a member of the Lawrence Park United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee and held other leadership positions. He served as a Lawrence Park Commissioner and Judge of Elections in Lawrence Park for many years. Mr. Matcham served on the board of the Erie chapter of Meals on Wheels and in many other civic organizations throughout his life. In his later years he enjoyed woodworking, traveling, photography, reading and was a champion scrabble player.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Martha Matcham, two brothers, George Matcham and Edward Matcham, and sister Marjorie Young. Survivors include three children, Susan Matcham Hernandez (Robert) of Salinas, Calif., Beth Matcham Shepherd (Mike) of Silver Spring, Md. and John Matcham (Donna) of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., one sister, Ruth Heimseth of Menlo Park, Ohio, and seven grandchildren.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the G.R. Bailey Funeral Home, 4396 Iroquois Ave., Lawrence Park. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Lawrence Park United Methodist Church followed by the burial at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lawrence Park United Methodist Church Youth Endowment Fund, 4015 Niagara Place, Erie, PA 16511.
Erie Times-News, Erie, Penns., Wednesday, July 20, 2005, p. 89.
[Mary Matthews] Dies in Wisconsin
Miss Mary L. Matthews, former Oberlin resident and American Board missionary, died Dec. 31 at her home in Lancaster, Wis., after an illness of six weeks.
Miss Matthews left Oberlin in August, 1948, to make her home with her brother-in-law and sister, Rev. and Mrs. S. Bryant Welles. She had served as missionary in what was then European Turkey before her retirement many years ago.
Funeral services were held in the Congregational Church in Lancaster, conducted by the minister, Rev. Francis Krang. Burial was in the Matthews family lot in Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 18, 1951, p. 10.
Clara Mae Matthews
Lorain — Clara Mae Matthews, 79, (nee Schramm) of Lorain died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Community Health Partner's Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Matthews was born in Oberlin, Ohio on October 21, 1929, the daughter of the late Frank G. and Minnie M. (nee Mahlke) Schramm. She was a  graduate of Oberlin High School.
She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. An active member of her church, Mrs. Matthews also taught Sunday School for more than 50 years, a member of the Sunago Fellowship, and a member of the former Missionary Circle.
Mrs. Matthews was well known for writing and sending cards of encouragement to church members and friends. In the late 1960's, after learning of the plight of POW's during Viet Nam, she wrote to Washington DC to request a bracelet to support a missing soldier. She was sent a MIA bracelet for Sgt Fred Schreckengost and continued to wear the bracelet until her passing, Sgt. Schreckengost has never been located.
She was a homemaker and a talented pianist. She was the accompanist for the Kitchen Kuties: a group that regularly played and sang "Oldies" music at 18 different nursing homes in Lorain and Erie Counties. She enjoyed reading her Bible and caring for others. She collected Mickey Mouse Memorabilia.
Mrs. Matthews is survived by her husband, Clyde E. Matthews to whom she was married on June 26, 1948, her son Kenneth A (Kimberly) Matthews of Sheffield Village, and a granddaughter Valerie Wright, and a great granddaughter Amber, a brother-in-law Earl Matthews of Lakewood, nieces and nephews Barbara Matthews, Carolyn Matthews Scott, Tim Matthews, Gary Matthews and Terry Matthews and their families.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Phyllis Matthews.
Friends may call Monday, June 29, 2009 from 4-8 pm at the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 am in the funeral home with Pastor Chris LaLonde, pastor of the Faith United Methodist Church, officiating.
Mausoleum Encryptment will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.
The Family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 2201 Reid Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052.
Online condolences at www.boyer-cool.com.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sun., June 28, 2009.
Phyllis Ann Matthews
Phyllis Ann Matthews (nee Schramm), 63, of Lakewood died Tuesday at St. John & West Shore Hospital.
Born in Elyria [and a 1946 OHS graduate], she worked 40 years for Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Earl L. Matthews; daughters, Barbara Matthews and Carolyn Scott; sons, Timothy, Gary, and Terry; six grandchildren; and a sister, Clara Mae Matthews.
A son, Larry, preceded her in death.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at McGorray Brothers Funeral Home, 14133 Detroit Ave., Lakewood.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cove United Methodist Church, 12501 Lake Ave., Lakewood.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, September 19, 1991, p. B-2.
Beulah H. May
Beulah Harriet May, 87, of Oberlin, died March 3 at Welcome Nursing Home.
Born in Oberlin, she was a lifelong resident. She graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1925,] from Oberlin College in 1929 and from Western Reserve University School of Library Science in 1931.
Miss May was librarian at Oberlin High School for 28 years, retiring in 1973. After retiring, she volunteered at the library for several years.
She was a member of the Northeast Ohio Educators Association, the Oberlin Ohio Educators Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. She also belonged to the Literary and Social Club and the Pinochle Club. For many years she was a volunteer at Allen Memorial Hospital gift shop.
Miss May was an active member of First United Methodist Church and the Naomi Circle of the church.
She is survived by a foster son, Paul Rimelspach of Elyria; and three nephews, Gordon May of Athens, Ga., and Richard and Larry Weaver, both of Philadelphia.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today, March 7, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Judith W. Claycomb officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 7, 1995, p. 2.
Gordon C. May
Gordon C. May, 87, former Oberlin resident, died June 14 in Bogart, Ga., where he had been living with his son.
Mr. May was born in Oberlin, attended Oberlin High School [where he graduated in 1923], and graduated from Oberlin College in 1927.
He is survived by his son, Gordon, and a grandson, both of Bogart; and a sister, Beulah May of Oberlin.
Interment will be in Athens, Ga.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 18, 1991, p. 2.
Gordon Chapman May, [OHS ’23, OC ’27, died] June 14, 1991, in Bogart, Ga. Born Mar. 7, 1904, in Troy, Ohio, he was, for 22 years, treasurer of Graphite Metallizing Corp. of Yonkers, N.Y., from which he retired in 1980 as vice-president. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leita; a sister, Catherine May [OHS ‘20] ’24, ’32 A.M.; and an aunt, Alice May ’12, ’17 A.M. He is survived by a son; two grandchildren; and a sister, Beulah H. May [OHS ‘25] ’29.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1991, p. 33.
Sudden Death of Miss Lucy Fern May
Friends of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. May, of No. 112 North Professor street, were shocked Easter morning when it became known that their second daughter, Miss Lucy Fern May, had died suddenly early that morning.
Miss May had been in apparently good health, had taught school in the Worcester district, this township, for the present school year, had closed the winter term Friday, and had spent Saturday preparing for Easter and in planning for her vacation holiday, which was to have been this week between the winter and spring terms of the school.
Saturday night, about 10 o’clock, she was taken with nausea, and violent pains in her head, which, however, seemed to subside, and was resting quietly at 1 o’clock by the side of her youngest sister, Alice, when her older sister, Mary, went to her bedside and asked how she felt. She replied, “I am feeling comfortable.”
In the morning Alice arose quietly and did not attempt to disturb her, as she was apparently sleeping. Some time later another member of the family on going to her bedside discovered that she was cold, and probably dead.
Dr. W. C. Bunce was immediately called, but he said she had passed away some time before. A careful examination made some time later by Dr. Bunce, assisted by Dr. Everett, disclosed the fact that her death was caused from degeneration of the tissues of the heart. The whole of the right side was affected, and the doctors said nothing could have been done to save her, and the only wonder was that she had been able to continue her work so long.
Miss May was a graduate of the Oberlin High School class of ’95, and also of the Academy. She was of a bright and sunny temperament and much loved by her friends. She was 24 years old last December, and had lived in this village for nearly eighteen years, coming here from Pennsylvania with her parents when a mere child.
The impressive funeral services were largely attended. The children of the school in District No. 6, which Miss May taught, were there in a body, together with a number of their parents and friends.
A number of the teachers and pupils from other schools in the township; representatives from the Oberlin Union schools, from the class of ’95 of which Miss May was a member; friends from Elyria and Cleveland and a number of relatives from out of town were also present.
The floral offerings were beautiful and consisted mainly of lilies, roses and carnations. The interment was at Westwood Cemetery.
Relatives from out of town were her aunt, Mrs. D. F. Chipman, her cousins, Mrs. Frank C. Wilson and Fred Ebener and Miss Hattie Chipman of Pontiac, Mich.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 1, 1902, p. 1.
Wellington -- Runee Maybaugh, 76, of Wellington, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Allen Medical Center, Oberlin.
She was born July 26, 1928, in Oberlin and lived most of her life in Wellington.
She graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1946].
Mrs. Maybaugh was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Wellington. She enjoyed crocheting and collected praying hands and angels.
Survivors include her husband, Donald E. Maybaugh; son, Richard H. Maybaugh of Wellington; and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Maybaugh; her parents, Zenas and Mable (nee Blue) Clevenger; and brothers Richard and Arthur Clevenger.
Friends may call Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at T.G. Cowling Funeral Home, 218 Herrick Ave., E., Wellington, where services will be Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Mark Petric of New Life Assembly of God will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, September 2, 2004.
Mrs. Wallace Mayfield
Rebecca Francis [Frances] (Mrs. Wallace) Mayfield, 58, of 382 S. Pleasant, died in Allen Hospital July 3 after a long illness.
Mrs. Mayfield was born in Oberlin, [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1933] and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Barnes, were very prominent members of the church and were also active in local civic affairs.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Elaine Smith, 197 Groveland; a son, Edward Randall of Lorain; ten grandchildren; a brother, Samuel Barnes, of Washington, D.C.; and a sister, Mrs. Everett (Margaret) Jones of Detroit, Mich.
Funeral services were held Saturday in Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Steen officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 12, 1973, p. 6.
Richard E. Maynard died
Mr. Maynard was born
In 1939 he married Georgianna Mathew, who later taught English and supervised the library at the
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Matthew Dwayne Alexander Mayo
Atlanta, Ga. — Matthew Dwayne Alexander Mayo, 41, of Atlanta Ga. and formerly of Oberlin, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at the DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia, after bravely battling a sudden illness.
Matthew was born March 30, 1968 in Oberlin. He was a 1987 graduate of Oberlin Senior High School. Matthew moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991. He worked for the Center of Disease Control as a Shipping/Receiving Clerk for Advanced Federal Services Corporation in support of the Procurement and Grants Office, Material Management Activity. He was a member of Sozo New Covenant Fellowship Church in Tucker, Georgia.
Matthew was a loving guy with a jovial attitude. He never met a stranger, and had the uncanny ability to put a smile on anyone’s face. He was often teased for having the ability to hold one captive with his long stories about cars, foods, restaurants and music. He had an art for holding healthy debates, while having the ability to find common ground with friends, family and co-workers.
Matthew will be sorely missed by many. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Bette Mayo nee (Washington); two daughters Ryan and Taylor Mayo of Tucker, GA; parents, Matthew Mayo and Shirley Mayo of Oberlin, OH; brothers, Michael Mayo of Arlington, Wash., currently deployed in Afghanistan and Marcus Mayo of Oberlin. and sister, Marjean Mayo also of Oberlin.
Matthew was cremated per his request and returned to Oberlin. A private viewing was held at Greg Levitt’s Funeral Chapel in Lawrenceville, Georgia on Monday October 12, 2009.
A pubic memorial service will be held Friday, November 25th at 6:00 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 47 Locust St., Oberlin, Ohio. Shirley Mayo (his mother), will officiate.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday, November 17, 2009.
Played bingo, attended St. Jude’s
Charlotte McCarthy (nee Powers), 88, of Elyria died today at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo after a brief illness.
Mrs. McCarthy was born in Oberlin[, graduated from OHS in 1930,] and lived in Elyria most of her life.
She was a homemaker and attended St. Jude Catholic Church in Elyria.
Mrs. McCarthy enjoyed fishing, traveling with her family and playing bingo. She was affectionately known as “Grandma” to the friends she played bingo with.
Mrs. McCarthy is survived by her son, Dennis McCarthy of Elyria; daughters Sharon Vietzen of Elyria and Kathleen Zacharias of Toledo; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald McCarthy, parents George and Mary Jane Powers; brothers Sam, Frank, George and Kenneth Powers; and a sister, Lorretta Rhodes.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria.
Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Elyria.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, February 25, 1999, p. B2.
Hunting Trip Is Fatal To Fulton Man
Alison McCarty, office manager at the McKendry Ford agency, lost his life in a hunting accident in the Adirondacks Thursday afternoon, when a rifle in the hands of Victor Baumister was discharged.
McCarty and a party of friends from this city left last week Tuesday night and had been hunting for a day and a half when the accident occurred. In the party were Dr. C. R. Baldwin, Dr. Leigh A. Simpson, Sergeant Elmer LaPointe of Troop D, state police; Floyd Boynton, C. Fred Hillick, Price Bailey, Charles Chesbro, James Kinney, Harry Aylesworth, his son, Harold, and Harold L. Rogers.
McCarty and Baumister, hunting together as was their invariable custom for several years, had sighted a deer. They followed its tracks until it entered one end of a small swamp some five or six acres in area. The judgment of the two hunters was that their quarry would make its exit on the far side and then climb a ridge which they could see across the swamp.
McCarty’s suggestion was that Baumister should circle the swamp and post himself on the ridge to wait the coming of the buck. Baumister agreed and asked that Mr. McCarty allow ten minutes before he stared on the track.
Right up to the instant of the shooting the plan worked perfectly. The buck, seemingly alert to danger on his back track, emerged from the swamp. Baumister caught a brief glimpse of the deer, saw it was a buck and prepared to shoot. The deer secreted himself in a tiny copse of evergreen and stood quietly there for some minutes before coming out, to become the target for Baumister’s gun. The shot was down hill. The probabilities are that Baumister, an expert marksman as a rule, overshot the deer and the bullet hit McCarty, who had the misfortune to come precisely in line with the bullet’s flight. McCarty cried out once as he was hit. Baumister ran to his aid, but he was beyond help, death having been instant and merciful. Baumister’s distress signals brought members of the party, Charles Chesbro, Fred Hillick, Dr. L. A. Simpson and Dr. C. R. Baldwin, who were a few hundred yards away. Dr. Simpson pronounced the unfortunate man dead, and so the sad news was relayed to Fulton via the fire warden’s telephone, some three miles away from the party’s camp.
The balance of the day, from nine in the morning to four in the afternoon, was utilized in assembling the widely scattered members of the party.
At the inquest Thursday Coroner Bibby of Long Lake and District Attorney George McDonald of Herkimer county, gave a verdict of accidental death.
The body was brought to this city by Frank Spaulding, who left here Thursday night. Funereal services were held from the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon. Rev. Allen Hacket and Rev. A. C. Horsman officiating; interment in Mt. Adnah.
Mr. McCarty was a native of Lysander and moved to this city about 25 years ago. He attended the public schools here and after leaving high school attended Central City Business school, Syracuse, and Oberlin college, Oberlin, Ohio [where he graduated from high school in 1918]. He had been office manager at the local Ford agency for the past ten years.
With his wife, Sarah Schols McCarty, and a son, Lawrence, 3, he made his home with his parents. He also leaves a brother, also of this city.
The Fulton Patriot, Fulton, N.Y., Thursday, November 16, 1933, p. 1.
Death On Western Front
Lawrence McCarty Killed in Action on October 25 – Word Received Here Monday
Had Been Doing Scout Duty During the Last Drive of Our Boys – Many Friends Here
Lawrence McCarty was killed in action on the western front October 25. The news was received from the War department on Monday and was a severe shock to the many friends of the young man.
It is understood from recent letters received from him that he was a member of a scout troop which kept upon the heals of the retreating Huns. A letter published in this paper about a month ago told of his work in entering the Hun trenches and dugouts and in looking for machine gun nests and bombs. This letter was published about the time he met his death.
Lawrence had been a resident of Oberlin for about five years. He was a graduate of the high school [about 1914] and had been employed in Ohly’s pharmacy. It was his intention to enter a school of pharmacy after his discharge from the army.
The young man’s mother, Mrs. Milan McCarty, moved from her home on Morgan street last summer to Fulton, N. Y., after her youngest son, Allison, was graduated from high school. Another son, George, is in the Officers’ Training School at Camp Gordon, Ga.
The family has many friends in Oberlin, all of whom feel keenly the death of this young man, whose life held so much of promise but who was called upon to make the great sacrifice for his country. His friends cherish the thoughts of his friendship and will long cherish his memory as one who proved by his bravery and fortitude the real qualities of American manhood.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, December 6, 1918, p. 1.
Lawrence R. McCarty
McCarty—The remains of private Lawrence R. McCarty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milan McCarty of 18 North Seventh street, arrived from France on Wednesday last and were taken to the undertaking rooms of Young, Foster & Kennedy and later to the home of his parents. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the family home and the remains taken to Lysander for interment. Homer Russell Smith post of the American Legion had charge of the military part of the services.
Private McCarty enlisted in the 83d division at Oberlin, O., April 18, 1918, where he was living at that time, and was later sent to Camp Sherman, where he was transferred to Company K of the 102d infantry, 26th division. He was stationed here only two months, when he was sent to the embarkation station at Camp Merritt and from there he sailed for France.
On his arrival in France he was immediately sent to the battlefields and was with his company in engagements in St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. He was killed in action at Bois D’Ormont, near Meuse-Argonne, Oct. 27, 1918.
The Fulton Patriot, Fulton, N.Y., Wednesday, September 28, 1921, p. 1.
Carolyn Ruth McClellan, 73, of Polson, passed away
Carolyn was born
She taught school in
She married Robert Bruce McClellan on
Carolyn received her master's degree in education from
After their retirement in 1979, she and Robert retired and moved
Carolyn is preceded in death by her sister,
She is survived by her husband, Robert of Polson; two sons, David and his wife Marthe of Barcelona, Spain, and John of Helena; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Samantha; and a sister,
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held
Virginia K. McClellan
Virginia [Helen] K. [nee Kurepkat] McClellan, 79, of Xenia, [died] Wednesday[, September 4 1996]. [She graduated from OHS in 1935.] Private services. (McColaugh, Xenia)
Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio, Friday, September 6, 1996, p. 6B.
Emily Elizabeth (Gunn) McCollister
Emily Gunn McCollister, 94, of 3201 First St. NE, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 1989) at the Masonic Home of Florida. She was born in Wellington, Ohio, [graduated from OHS in 1912,] and came here in 1966. She worked as a bookkeeper. She was a Methodist. She was a member of OES Adah Chapter 219, St. Petersburg. Survivors include two stepsons, Roy, Tampa, and Ralph, Punta Gorda; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida, November 11, 1989, p. 7.
Daniel W. McConnell, 47,
Pittsfield Township -- Daniel ''Dan'' W. McConnell, 47, of Pittsfield Township, died, Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at his home, as a result of a farming accident.
He was born June 29, 1953, in Oberlin, and had been an Oberlin area resident all his life. [He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1972.]
McConnell was a lifelong farmer.
He was a member of the Lorain County Farm Bureau and the National Ayrshire Cattle Breeders Association. He enjoyed bowling, golf and all other sports, and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.
Survivors include his wife Laura (nee Mull); his father, Norman McConnell of Pittsfield Township; sister, Cheryl Newell of Delaware, Ohio; and brothers Kenneth McConnell of Amherst and Robert McConnell of Seattle, Wash. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marion McConnell.
Friends may call Friday 6 to 9 p.m. at Norton Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, 310 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, with the Rev. Rich Docekal, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in East Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield Township.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, November 22, 2000.
Trumansburg, N.Y. — Harriet B. McConnell, 93, of 21 Cayuga St., died on Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Home [Ithaca, NY] after a brief illness.
She was born in Shaoxing, China on Jan. 5, 1911, the second of four daughters born to Claude and Grace Barlow. Her father was a Baptist missionary-surgeon. She was educated at Shanghai American School. As conflict among competing warlords in China increased in the late 1920s, missionary life became unsafe and the family returned to the United States in 1928, where she finished high school [at Oberlin, Ohio, in 1929]. Her father was then contracted by the Egyptian Ministry of Health to study and eradicate schistosomiasis and the family relocated to Egypt where she entered the American University of Cairo (AUC). She and her older sister were the first female graduates of that institution.
In 1931, she became engaged to John W. McConnell of Philadelphia, an instructor of economics at AUC. They were married in Germantown, Pa. in 1933.
She lived in New Haven, Conn., Washington, D.C., Englewood, N.J., and in 1946, moved five young children to a big old house in Trumansburg, N.Y. when her husband took a position at Cornell University in the new school of Industrial and Labor Relations.
She was a homemaker of great talent. She not only cooked the food, she grew it and canned it. She not only washed the clothes, she made them. She not only cleaned the house, she rebuilt it. She cared for her parents who lived next door. She encouraged the neighborhood children to play in the backyard and made sure that everyone played fairly. She maintained a sharp intellect, never talked down to children or adults, held firm beliefs about proper behavior and was a constructive presence at the Trumansburg Central School and the Trumansburg United Methodist Church.
In 1962, her husband became president of the University of New Hampshire. Although a private person and daunted by the public exposure involved in his position, she gradually made the role of president’s wife her own, humanizing the relationships between the university community and the president’s office with her wit and plain speaking in a time of academic turmoil.
She and her husband returned to Trumansburg in 1971 and once again renovated their old home, making it a comfortable place to welcome family for visits. She earned a degree in practical nursing at age 60, and worked in the office of Dr. Stanley Gutelius, Trumansburg’s general practitioner.
She loved her husband, her family, her home, her garden, her church, the Philomathic Library and her neighbors. She grieved deeply after the loss of Jack in 1997 and spent many hours sitting on his tombstone giving him the latest news and seeking his advice. She fought against her progressive loss of physical strength in the last five years, conscious that there was still much she wanted to do and see.
She left life as she lived it - with courage and determination. She is survived by her youngest sister, Elizabeth Davids of Charles Town, W. Va.; her children, Janet (John) Alexander of Old Town, Maine, Kathleen (David) Mervin of Arnside, Cumbria, UK, Grace (Dan) Clark of Boulder, Colo., Judith (Henry) Sondheimer of Denver, Colo., and John (Marjorie) McConnell of Wyckoff, N.J.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her many friends and neighbors whom she considered her family.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Trumansburg United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Robyn Wernham. Interment will be held at Grove Cemetery in Trumansburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Harriet’s name may be directed to the Trumansburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 628 or the Ulysses Philomathic Library, P.O. Box 705, Trumansburg, NY 14886.
For additional information please contact the funeral home at 1-888-534-5446 or www.ness-sibley.com.
Foster's Online, Dover, N.H., Thursday, September 9, 2004.
Mrs. L. W.
Wellington—Mrs. Lottie M. McConnell, 79, R.D. 1, died yesterday at noon in the Weber Nursing Home after a long illness. She was a patient in the rest home three weeks.
Mrs. McConnell was born Dec. 9, 1880 in Clarksfield Township [and graduated from OHS in 1900]. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Wellington Grange, Farm Women’s Club and Chapter 103 Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are her husband, L. Winfield McConnell to whom she would have been married 55 years June 21; two son, Boyd and Richard, both of Wellington; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Cook, Wellington R.D.
Friends will be received in the Norton Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Harold Willman will officiate. Burial will be in Brighton Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, June 14, 1960, p. 14.
Elsie Elizabeth McCormick
Oberlin — Elsie Elizabeth McCormick, 90, passed away peacefully at New Hospice Center in Lorain, August 27, 2009.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, May 25, 1919, and was the daughter of the late John Mitro and Mary Schnear Mitro.
Elsie lived in Oberlin most of her life and [graduated from OHS in 1937. She] worked at the Oberlin Clinic in Patient Registration retiring after 20 years in 1982. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoyed square dancing and playing bridge.
Elsie is survived by her husband, Joseph J. McCormick of Oberlin, sons Gene J. (Renee) Lawson, Redmond, WA, Hal A. (Katherine) Lawson, Albany, NY, grandsons Michael & Brian Lawson, great-grandson Julian Lawson; sisters Agnes Mason [OHS ‘39], Grand Rapids, MI & LaVerne Clark, Seven Hills, OH.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Fred Mitro [OHS ‘34] and John Mitro [OHS ‘35], sister Dorothy Dudley [OHS ‘42] and her first husband Burdett "Sam" Lawson.
Visitation will be Monday August 31, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at the Cowling Funeral Home in Oberlin. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 1, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Robert J. Cole officiating. Interment will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to New Life Hospice 1555 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria, Ohio.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, August 30, 2009.
Miss Edith McCoy Dies in Cleveland at 59
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in Cleveland for Miss Edith Alice McCoy, 59, sister of Mrs. John P. Wood of Oberlin, who died Friday at Woman’s Hospital in Cleveland. Burial was made in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
A teacher of history, civics and modern problems at West High School, Cleveland, for the past 28 years, Miss McCoy had entered the Cleveland system in 1920. Born in Wichita, Kans., she moved to Oberlin with her family in 1906, their home being at 237 E. College St. She graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1908] and received her A.B. degree from Oberlin College in 1912 and her A.M. in 1914. She was a member of the Lakewood Congregational Church.
Besides her sister, Miss McCoy is survived by a nephew, John A. Wood, Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 20, 1949, p. 3.
Peggy Ann McCoy (nee Rimbert), 50, of Mitchellville, Md., former Oberlin resident, died March 10 at Doctors' Hospital in Lanham, Md., after a long illness.
A 1960 graduate of Oberlin High School, she received a bachelor's degree from Central State University in 1964 and a master's degree from Ohio State University in 1967.
Mrs. McCoy was a reading specialist at Shugart Middle School in Temple Hills, Md.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and of Delta Sorority.
Survivors include her husband, Richard H.; a son, Galen Boyd, at home; stepsons, Melvin, Avery, Jelani, and Jabari McCoy, all of Wilmington, Del.; a grandson; her mother, Eva Mae Rimbert of Oberlin; a sister, Jacqueline Brooks, of Oberlin; and five brothers, Ron J. Rimbert, of Oberlin, Terrence G. Rimbert of Elyria, Eddie M. Rimbert of Montomery, Ala., Ray W. Rimbert of Oakland Calif., and Larry J. Rimbert of Columbus, Ind. She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Rimbert, in 1992.
Services were Monday morning in the Cowling Funeral Home, with the Rev. Fred L. Steen, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, 16 March 1993, p. 2.
Peggy Ann McCoy, 50, Reading Specialist
Mitchellville, Md. – Peggy Ann McCoy "dedicated her life and service to young people," said her former pastor, the Rev. Fred Steen of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Oberlin.
Steen first met Mrs. McCoy when she was Peggy Ann Rimbert, a teen-ager at Oberlin High School.
"She was always one of the top students academically," Steen recalled. "She was very active in the church. She sang in the youth choir and was an active member of the Baptist Youth Fellowship until she went away to college."
Steen most recently saw Mrs. McCoy, then a reading specialist at Shugart Middle School in Temple Hills, Md., last year, when she came home to Oberlin for the funeral of her father, Eddie Rimbert.
"I was so pleased and so proud to see how she had developed as an educator and how dedicated she was to her children," Steen said.
About that time, Mrs. McCoy's kidney-related health problems became so severe that her doctors advised her not to return to work.
"But she insisted on going back to her students, giving of herself until the end," Steen said. "These days, you do not find that kind of dedication in teachers. She was one of those chosen ones."
Mrs. McCoy, 50, of Mitchellville, Md., died Wednesday at Doctors Hospital in Lanham, Md.
She was born in Hazard, Ky.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1960. She earned a bachelor's degree from Central State University at Wilberforce, O., in 1964 and a master's degree from Ohio State University in 1967.
Mrs. McCoy was a member of Seaton Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in Seat Pleasant, Md.
Surviving are her husband, Richard H.; son, Galen F. Boyd of Mitchellville; mother, Eva Mae Rimbert of Oberlin; stepsons, Melvin, Avery, Jelani and Jabari, all of Wilmington, Del.; a grandchild; a sister; and five brothers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cowling funeral home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Friday, March 12, 1993, p. 4C.
Uel Parsons McCullough
Uel P. “Bud” McCullough died Aug. 31, 1985, in Phoenix, Ariz. A counselor for the Arizona Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation for 24 years, he retired in 1970 to work in insurance and as a shoe salesman.
Born in Oberlin, he was the son of Emeritus Professor of Chemistry James C. and Mary (Parsons ’07) McCullough. [He graduated from OHS in 1931 and from Oberlin College in 1936.] He moved to Goodyear, Ariz., in 1943 to work in the personnel department at Aircraft Manufacturing.
He leaves his wife, the former Katharine McCosh, two children, two grandchildren, and a sister, Katharine Morton ’32 [OHS ‘28].
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Winter 1986, p. 62.
Wilma May McDole
Wilma May McDole, 96, of Pittsfield Township, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Welcome Nursing Home. [She was a 1931 graduate of OHS.]
Mrs. McDole was a member of Peace Community Church of Oberlin, as well as the Allen Hospital Auxiliary and the Senior Center.
She enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting and camping.
She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Barone [OHS ’53] of Loveland, Colo., and Carolyn Winson [OHS ‘54], of Elyria; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary J. Webber [OHS ‘39], of Oberlin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Olive Whitney; her husband, Charles Albert McDole; a grandson, Michael Nasipak; a brother, Donald Whitney; and a sister, Velma Brill [OHS ‘30].
There will be a private family burial at the East Pittsfield Cemetery at a later date, followed by a memorial service at Peace Community Church of Oberlin. Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements. Memorial offerings may be given to Peace Community Church, 44 E. Lorain St., Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 18, 2009, p. 2.
Mrs. Lewis McDonald (Charlotte Freelove Weeks), 89, died in
Mrs. McDonald is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Martha Hunderlock of
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Mrs. Leon Emerson McDonald (Augusta Rudd), 88, died of a stroke followed by pneumonia on
Mrs. McDonald is survived by a daughter, Professor Esther M. Lloyd-Jones of
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Robert A[rdell] McDonald, 48, of
Born in Oberlin,
Mr. McDonald was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church,
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth J. (nee
Friends may call at the Curtis-Scheuffler Funeral Home today from to and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and
Funeral service will be Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Mellenger officiating. Burial will be in
Margaret Bradshaw McGee
Margaret Bradshaw McGee, who once described herself as “writer, wanderer, grandmother, at times librarian at the Christian Science Reading Room,” died March 16 in Meadville, Pa. She was 86.
Mrs. McGee was born in Ann Arbor on Jan. 20, 1889; her family moved to Oberlin in 1900 and her father, Rev. John W. Bradshaw, was pastor of First Church from 1900 to 1912.
Margaret McGee was graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1906, from] Oberlin College in 1910, and subsequently worked as a YWCA gym director in New Jersey and as national field secretary for the Campfire Girls. In 1916 she was married to Harold G. McGee, who was director of the Bureau of Municipal Research in Akron.
The McGees lived in Hudson, and Mrs. McGee served on the school board and the zoning board of appeals there. During World War II she was an assembly line worker at the Morse Instrument Co. in Hudson. Mr. McGee died in 1948 and Mrs. McGee moved back to Oberlin.
She took courses in writing at Western Reserve University in Cleveland and at New York University, and wrote poetry and articles. A book “Fires of youth,” was published in 1959, and in 1964 a collection of 90 poems, “No other lantern,” came off the press. In 1965, she wrote a series of articles on local history for the News-Tribune.
Mrs. McGee was a two-term member of the Oberlin College Alumni Board, and was serving as alumni class president for 1910 at the time of her death.
She had left Oberlin in 1971 to live in Meadville, where she was a member of the Christian Science Society (as she had been in Oberlin). Last fall she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Curtis of Saegertown, Pa.
Survivors in addition to Mrs. Curtis are two sons, Charles G. of Chicago and Dr. Peter L. McGee of Bay City, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Ann Arbor.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 27, 1975, p. 13.
James A. McGrann, 64, of Scottsdale, Ariz., former Oberlin resident, died June 4.
His parents were Dr. James and Mary McGrann of Oberlin, now deceased. He was a 1942 graduate of Oberlin High School.
He was a World War II navy veteran, and was a business executive for Excel Industries.
He moved to Arizona in 1983 from Indiana and was a volunteer at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital-North.
Survivors include his wife, Peege, a son, James P.; a daughter, Lissa Villanueva; and a brother, Jack, of Virginia.
Services were in Scottsdale.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Scottsdale Memorial Hospital-North Auxiliary Memorial Fund, 10450 N. 92 St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
Oberlin News-Tribune,Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 15, 1989, p. 2.
John Thomas McGrann
John Thomas "Jack" McGrann, formerly of Oberlin, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, following an extended illness. He was 83.
Born March 10, 1927, in Columbus, he attended the Oberlin City Schools [and graduated from OHS in 1945]. He left high school before graduation to enlist with his father and brother in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
In 1947, he returned to Oberlin to attend Oberlin College. He received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati, and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1953.
Upon graduation, he began a long career in banking, starting at the First National Bank of Cincinnati and becoming an assistant trust officer. He moved to Richmond, Va., in 1956 to help develop a new trust department for the Bank of Virginia, and retired in 1986 as president of the Bank of Virginia Trust Company and senior vice president of the Bank of Virginia. He was also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.
Throughout his active years, he served on the boards of Estate Planning Advisory Council of the University of Richmond, the Richmond Estate Planning Council, the Advisory Council of the Medical College of Virginia Foundation, and the Planned Giving Committee of the Virginia Heart Association, as well as other community organizations.
An avid “scratch” golfer (sometime with a 7 handicap) with a quick wit and down-to-earth manner, he played courses around the United States and Europe. He was a past president, director, men’s golf champion, and long-time member of Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond.
He was a former member of Third Presbyterian Church and a long-time member of Bon Air Presbyterian Church.
Mr. McGrann is survived by his sons John Thomas McGrann Jr. (Karen) of Chester, Va., and David Allen McGrann (Katy); grandchildren Margaret Grace and James Davidson McGrann, both of Richmond; numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Naomi (nee Hanmer) [OHS ‘47]; parents, James Arthur and Mary (nee Manes) McGrann; and brother James Arthur McGrann Jr. [OHS ‘42].
The family is immeasurably grateful to Princess and Pam Reeves of Superior Care, LLC, and their staff of wonderful home health caregivers for the excellent care and companionship they provided to Mr. McGrann and to Mrs. McGrann prior to her death.
A memorial service celebrating Mr. McGrann’s life was held Tuesday at Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Rd., Richmond, VA 23235.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 21, 2010, p. 3A.
Naomi Grace (Hanmer) McGrann
Naomi Grace Hanmer McGrann, 77, of Richmond, died at home April 7, 2006.
Born January 13, 1929, in Oberlin, Ohio, Mrs. McGrann was the daughter of Merle and Minnie Hanmer, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John Thomas (Jack) McGrann; sons, John Thomas McGrann, Jr. and wife, Karen Waters, and David Allen McGrann and wife, Katy; and grandchildren, Margaret Grace and James Davidson McGrann, all of Richmond. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Richard Hanmer and Kathryn Mims; and is survived by five siblings, Clinton Hanmer, David Hanmer, Robert Hanmer, Linda Pleasnick and Nadine Gott, and their families; and sister-in-law, Pegge McGrann Downs and family.
Mrs. McGrann attended Oberlin public schools and graduated from [OHS in 1947 and from] the School of Dental Hygiene, The Ohio State University, passing all national and state boards in 1956.
She was a former member of Third Presbyterian Church and long-time member of Bon Air Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Tuckahoe Women's Club, Ikebana of Richmond, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Willow Oaks Country Club.
The family is grateful to Pam Reaves, of Today's Companion, Inc., and her wonderful home health caregivers, Princess Reaves, Erica Bradley, Tanita Anderson, LaRaven Rambo, Ashley Ruddle and Edith Bailey, and to hospice caregiver, Tricha Hood, for the excellent care and friendship they have provided Mrs. McGrann and her husband.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Memorial Garden of Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia 23235, or the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23228.
A memorial service celebrating Mrs. McGrann's life will be held Wednesday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road. Following the service, the family will receive friends and family in the church fellowship hall.
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, Monday, April 10, 2006.
Earl M’Kee is Taken
End Comes Following Second Operation in Philadelphia Hospital
He Had Not Been Strong for Years
Kidney Trouble, Attributed to Accident Sustained in 1903 – Was Very Highly Respected
Earl Uriah McKee, son of Mrs. Lucy McKee, died at the Samaritan hospital in Philadelphia last Thursday. Death followed a second operation for kidney trouble, from which Mr. McKee had suffered for several years. While exercising in the gymnasium here at about the time of his graduation from the high school, in 1903, Mr. McKee injured his back in some manner. Since that time he has never enjoyed good health. In the hope that an operation might effect a cure he entered the Samaritan hospital in March, and on March 20 underwent an operation. A second operation was thought advisable by the surgeons and this was performed late in June.
Mr. McKee was born in Oberlin March 14, 1886. He was educated in the public schools, graduating from the high school in 1903. Despite poor health, he was determined to secure a college education and pursued his studies under the handicap of disease. For a time he was employed as an assistant in the ticket office of the Cleveland Southwestern and Columbus railway here.
Had not his health forced a suspension of his school work Mr. McKee would have graduated from Oberlin College with the class of 1914. In his school work he was modest and studious and earned the esteem and friendship of his associates. A young man of the highest character, his death is a shock to the many here who appreciated him outside his home circle.
In addition to his mother, Mr. McKee is survived by one brother, O. C. McKee, and a sister, Mrs. J. E. Van Voorhis of Ravenna. Mrs. McKee and O. C. McKee accompanied Mr. McKee to the hospital and were with him when the end came.
Funeral services were held at the family home in Elm street Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Dean E. I. Bosworth of the Oberlin Theological seminary, and Professor W. J. Hutchins were the officiating clergymen. Dr. Bosworth paid feeling tribute to the worth of Mr. McKee, with whom he was well acquainted. Floral tributes of beauty attested the esteem of friends. Interment was made in Westwood cemetery.
The Oberlin New, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, July 22, 1914, p. 1.
Earl U. McKee
Earl U. McKee died July 16, 1914, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Earl McKee was born in Oberlin, March 14, 1886. He was graduated from the Oberlin highs school in 1903. On account of a serious accident which occurred during the last year of his high school work, he did not at once begin his college course. The old accident hindered him all through his work, and in March, 1914, he was compelled to go to Philadelphia for expert surgical help. His death came July 16. The Faculty of Oberlin College voted to fill out the incomplete diploma and to rank Mr. McKee a graduate with the class of 1914.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, February 1915, p. 209.
Glenn L. McKee 1927-2004
Waterville -- Widely published and beloved Maine poet Glenn Lester McKee, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Maine General Medical Center in Waterville after a long and vainglorious battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Hartville, Ohio, to schoolteachers Lucie Hoodlet McKee and Charles Lester McKee. As a child, McKee's family moved to various small towns in Ohio and Indiana, and this mined-out coal country created in the poet a sense of place that remained with him even after half a century in New England. [He graduated from OHS in 1945.]
As a young man, McKee served in the Army [enlisted Nov. 6, 1945] and earned degrees from Earlham College and Tufts University. He engaged in a long and varied work history, including careers as a Unitarian Universalist minister with parishes in both Maine and New Hampshire; as a newspaperman in Massachusetts; and as a human services administrator in Augusta. Upon his retirement, McKee returned to his first and last love -- poetry.
McKee, a member of The Live Poets Society, created poetry up until a few weeks before his death. He published four chapbooks: "The Man from Maple Grove" (Nightshade Press, 1990), "Picking Time" (White Wave, 1994), "raising doubt" (Green Point Press, 1996), and "Memory's Menu" (Mellen Poetry Press, 1999). In addition, McKee's poems cut a wide swath among national and state literary and poetry journals, including "Rattle," "Now and Then," "The New York Times," 'The Café Review, "Potato Eyes," and "Rural Southern Voice for Peace."
In the mid-'90s, McKee was a member of the award-winning Maine Slam Poetry team, and in 1995 his poem "High Plains Drifter" received the first prize in the Writer's Digest Magazine non-rhyming poetry contest. In 1998 his poem "Memory's Menu" won second prize in the ETSU Center for Appalachian Studies and Services annual poetry contest. In 2003, while wrestling with cancer, McKee recorded and released a CD, "Lester's Calling," of 47 of his favorite poems, including "Another Night Nobody Died" and "Candy Wages."
McKee is survived by a loving circle of friends, including members of the Winslow Congregational Church, who helped "rewind my crickets when weather warms again." In addition, McKee is survived by four children, N. Cathy McKee, Robert McKee and his wife, Beth, Carole McKee Armen, and Glenn McKee Jr. and his wife, Deborah; nine grandchildren; his sisters, Ruth Gordon and Twila Evans; his former wives, Genevieve McKee and Patricia McKee; and several nieces and nephews
A memorial service will be held at the Winslow Congregational Church, 26 Lithgow St., Winslow, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, with the Rev. Deborah Tate Breault officiating. Burial will at the Maine Veteran's Cemetery in Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glenn's name to the Winslow Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 26 Lithgow St., Winslow ME 04901, or Hospice Volunteers of Waterville, 304 Main St., Waterville ME 04901.
Morning Sentinel, Waterville, Me., Thursday, January 15, 2004, p. 4B.
Glenn L. McKee
Glenn L. McKee of Waterville died Jan. 11; graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.
Morning Sentinel, Waterville, Me., Sunday, July 18, 2004, p. 3B.
Otis C. McKee died
Otis McKee graduated from
A member of
He leaves son Richard J. ’35 [OHS ‘31] and a grandson. His wife, the former Mabel Dixon ’99 PhB, whom he married
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Richard J. McKee
Duxbury—Richard J. McKee, 88, formerly of Lexington, died Tuesday, May 15, 2002, at the Quincy Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Priscilla (Leonard) McKee.
He was born in Oberlin, Ohio, on Aug. 3, 1913, the son of the late Otis C. and Mabel (Dixon) McKee. Mr. McKee graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1931 and from] Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.
Mr. McKee was employed as a comptroller for Andover Newton Theological College in Newton for 18 years before his retirement. He was also an accountant for Davies, Rose & Hoyt Law Firm in Boston for 21 years.
He was a member of the Hancock Congregational Church in Lexington, the Men’s Club, an usher at Hancock Church, and a member of the Duxbury Yacht Club.
Mr. McKee enjoyed tennis, golf, and volunteered as treasurer for the Dana Home in Lexington.
He is survived by a son, Stephen J. McKee of Duxbury; and a cousin, Ina Stone of Oberlin, Ohio.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on June 12, in the Hancock Congregational Church in Lexington. Interment was private.
For those who wish, contributions in Mr. McKee’s memory may be made to the Mass. General Hospital Kidney Transplant Fund, c/o Dr. Cosimi, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114.
Arrangements were under the care of the Douglass Funeral Home, Lexington.
Lexington Minuteman, Lexington, Mass., Thursday, June 6, 2002, p. 15.
Carl McKellogg, 70, former resident, dies
Funeral services were held in Chesterland Friday for Carl S. McKellogg, 70, who died last week Wednesday at Allen Hospital of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Aug. 14.
Mr. McKellogg, born in Oberlin, lived here until young manhood. His father, Frank McKellogg, operated a men’s clothing store where Lawson’s now is.
Surviving Mr. McKellogg are his wife, Isabelle, and one daughter.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 27, 1964, p. 1B.
Carl Stone McKellogg, 70, died August 17, 1964, at Allen Memorial Hospital, Oberlin, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on August 14. His home was in Chesterland, Ohio. Mr. McKellogg was chief plants inspector, retired, with Strong, Cobb and Company, Inc., drug manufacturers.
He was born on February 8, 1894, in Wakeman, Ohio, the son of Frank E. McKellogg and Julia Browning McKellogg, both Class of 1878. [He graduated from OHS in 1910 and from Oberlin College.] On June 24, 1919, he married the former Isabella Phillips Koons. From September 1917 to February 1919 he served in the United States medical department and chemical warfare service.
Mr. McKellogg is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. C. G. Sisson (Julie Anne, ’42) of Painesville, Ohio.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, November 1964, p. 30.
Scott Patrick McKenna
Scott Patrick McKenna, 51, died June 5, 2010.
He was born in Elyria on Aug. 5, 1958, to H. Jeanne and Thomas L. McKenna, Jr.
Mr. McKenna and his parents moved to Oberlin in 1972, where he graduated from high school in 1976. He also attended Bluffton College.
He was an athlete participating in football, basketball, soccer and baseball at both the high school and collegiate levels. He also greatly enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his sister, E. Lee Lander of Elyria, brother Thomas McKenna of Medina, three nieces, three great-nephews and two great-nieces.
A memorial service is planned for July 24, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ, 9715 E. River St., Elyria.
Memorial donations may be made to the Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main St., Oberlin, 44074-1626.
Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain, handled the arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 8, 2010, p. 3A.
Kathryn Lee Helm McKnight
Shaker Heights -- Kathryn Lee Helm McKnight was a nurse in a number of elementary schools while she worked for the Cleveland Board of Education. She had earlier been a nurse at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and a nurse and health adviser in Washington, D.C.
She came to Cleveland when she married a local lawyer, William T. McKnight. Mrs. McKnight died Monday at the Hospice of the Western Reserve. She was 89.
She was born in Owensboro, Ky., and graduated from high school in Oberlin [in 1931]. She received her nurse's training at a hospital in Baltimore.
In Cleveland, Mrs. McKnight was a volunteer for the Red Cross and the League of Women Voters. She belonged to a social group called the Hen's Club. She lived in Shaker Heights for many years and attended Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. McKnight is survived by a daughter, Michelle M. Barber of Palo, Leyte, the Philippines; a sister; and four grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were handled by the E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home of Cleveland.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday, August 2, 1997, p. 9B.
Alan K. McMickens
Alan K. McMickens, 35, of Oberlin, was pronounced dead at his home on Jan. 15.
A lifelong Oberlin resident, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1974. He worked 15 years as a shipping clerk at Ciba Corning.
Survivors include his mother, Gladys McMickens of Oberlin; brothers, Randall of Cleveland and Dennis of Toledo, and a sister, Sharon Andrus of Valejo, Calif.
Mr. McMickens was preceded in death by his father, Isaac, in 1990.
Services were Saturday morning in the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Steen officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 21, 1992, p. 2.
Died. McMillan—On Friday, May 6, 1892
At the home of her uncle, Theodore Wood, No. 36 West College street, Miss Estelle McMillan, aged 21 years, 4 months and 6 days.
The deceased was a bright and intelligent young lady, the daughter of Dr. A. McMillan. She graduated with honors from the High School [in 1888] and was one of the most popular members of the class. She studied with the class of ’92 in the College until after the death of her mother, when she went south to teach but on account of ill health, returned to Oberlin and was soon taken with paralysis and inflammatory rheumatism and was a great sufferer. The funeral was attended at 1 o’clock on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. M. Tenney and Prof. J. M. Ellis, and the remains taken to Brownhelm for burial.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Wood, the uncle and aunt of Miss McMillan, desire to thank the friends who have been very kind during her long illness.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, May 12, 1892, p. 8.
Death of Oberlin
woman is study in tragedy - Dorothy McNaughton
By Sue Scott
The two-page obituary lay on the News-Tribune floor near the front-door mail shoot. In Saturday’s dusk, one could hardly make out the return address of Kowloon, Hong Kong. In fact, it would be Monday morning before anyone paid much attention to the grieving father’s letter that was tossed in with all the others.
But, inside the airmail envelope was a story – a sad story of beauty and youth, of anguish and physical pain, finally of death.
Someone who was loved had died: Someone wonderful was gone.
It is likely that those who did all that caring will not be quite the same – ever again.
Dorothy Ellen “Duffy” McNaughton, this is your obituary as penned by your father, William McNaughton, from Yau Yat Chuen, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
This is what he tells all your loved ones, your surrogate family, your friends, teachers, mentors, about you. He wanted them to know:
“Dorothy Ellen “Duffy” McNaughton died on 13 May in Roosevelt Hospital, New York City. She was 30 years old. Cause of death was cancer of the throat, complicated by AIDS.
“Dorothy grew up in Oberlin and attended both Oberlin public schools and Lake Ridge Academy. Her father, William McNaughton, was Assistant Professor of Chinese at Oberlin College from 1965-1970.
“Dorothy graduated from Lake Ridge Academy in 1975. She was salutatorian of her graduating class and won the Headmaster’s Award. She had been a special student at the Accademia di Belli Arti in Venice (Italy) in 1974-75.
“At Stanford she majored in Creative Writing and minored in Italian Civilization. She studied under Brett Singer, Toby Wolf, and William Chace and participated in the Stanford “Year in Florence” Program. After graduation, she lived and worked in the Bay area, occasionally contributing to the area “underground” press and working on a collection of short stories. She also worked as an Italian translator for the legal firm of Ream, Train.
“In 1982 Dorothy moved to New York City, where she worked at various jobs, continued her writing, studied briefly at New York University and became active in slum eradication and drug rehabilitation movements in Manhattan. In time she herself developed a problem of drug abuse.
“Dorothy married Michael Fanti Krzesinski of New York City and they had a daughter, Megan Bryony, who lived about 45 days. After her daughter’s death in early 1985, Dorothy entered for the third time a drug rehabilitation program in New York. She stayed with this program, but within a year it occurred that her drug abuse had led to the development of ARC (“AIDS-related condition”). The ARC deteriorated to AIDS in late 1986. She had been a moderate smoker, since about 1973. Because of the AIDS, mild viral infections led in late 1986 first to the loss of sight in Dorothy’s left eye, and later to total blindness.
“Her father asks that any of Dorothy’s friends who wish to contribute to her memory, contribute either to AIDS-related research or to the Society for the Blind.
“Dorothy is survived by her husband, mother, father, and brother.”
End of the obituary. Dorothy’s body later was cremated.
The funeral took place in New York.
But, it is not the end of Dorothy’s story.
There are those here who have openly discussed their relationships with her and the sorrow at losing their friend to the dreaded AIDS. There are those here who anguish, too.
Ruth Aschaffenburg-Koschnick met Duffy when both were nine years old and pupils at Pleasant Street School. “We met in class and we wrote notes to each other. She was a writer from way back… and she drew pictures, pictures on the notes. She was really artistic. She had a sense of humor and we would get into trouble for passing those notes,” Ruth said Tuesday from her office phone at Hall Auditorium box office.
The two became friends instantly, partly because they lived on Shipherd Circle and would walk together. “We would mostly play over at Kim Hale’s house on West College in an old college house next door to Pyle Inn Co-op. We would dance to Aretha Franklin. We would just dance around and bake cookies and talk about boys,” she remembered.
They were spirited girls and their antics sometimes got them into trouble with authority figures. “We’d play in the college buildings and run into the elevators and the restrooms,” Ruth said.
Somehow the phone earpiece seemed to transmit Ruth’s smile as she remembered those fun years so long ago.
“The maintenance men would chase us out usually, but sometimes they would talk to us. You know, it got pretty boring around here in the summer.”
The years passed. Duffy went off to Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville. Ruth went to Oberlin High School. Duffy pushed herself very hard when it came to academics. Ruth admitted she did not. The girls remained close but “we didn’t see each other as often,” Ruth said. “Duffy was busy studying a lot. She was so artistic, so intelligent. She could write Chinese and speak Italian…Duffy wanted to be upbeat, but there was a lot of pressure academically…she lost some touch with us. She wanted to be hip. She got sort of left behind.”
It was so true that the young girl threw herself into her schoolwork. Lake Ridge records show that Duffy doubled up on her courses her junior year so that she could study in Italy her senior year. She graduated with her own class – and as its salutatorian. Because she had been in Italy, there are no photos of her, however, in her senior yearbook.
Although many described Duffy as popular with her peers, outgoing, social, she reportedly did not have many boyfriends and the ones she did have while in high school were older, described as “wilder.” In high school, Ruth said, Duffy was “not comfortable” with smoking dope, “wouldn’t know what to do with it.” But, she did drink and when she did it was until she was out of control, her childhood friend said. When Duffy returned to Oberlin while she was enrolled at Stanford, she always carried a pint of alcohol with her on the weekends. “We would go out drinking, sure,” Ruth said, “but I didn’t think any of my friends were alcoholics,” Ruth said.
Now, Ruth said she believed, that drinking may have led to later drug usage.
Yet, Duffy did not do any intravenous drugs until after her stint at Stanford, Ruth claimed. Those beginnings were during an abusive relationship with a boyfriend, an alleged cocaine user. Finally, the love-relationship ended and Duffy returned to Oberlin. It was May 1981 and her stay here lasted one month. It was the last time Ruth would see her childhood friend until just a few months ago when she visited the dying woman in New York.
“She was very unhappy that May of ’81,” Ruth said.
There are reports that Duffy attempted to take her own life during that spring visit.
Later she would go to Brazil to live with her brother, then return to New York where her mother lived.
A number of people lost track of Duffy when she was in New York. It was there she would enter a rehab program for her addiction to heroin. It was there she would give birth to her child who would die just days later. It was in New York that Duffy became a drug counselor. It would be there that she would die.
Professor McNaughton moved in with Dr. and Mrs. Frank Laycock when Duffy was only 8 years old. She would live there on Shipherd Circle until she went off to Italy her senior year in high school. The Laycocks described her as “easy to live with, quiet sometimes and very brilliant.” She was very social and popular with all her friends, Mrs. Laycock stressed. “She was an avid dancer,” both agreed, and took ballet lessons from Lois Gremore. (Gremore would later describe Duffy as “a beautiful girl, very gifted, very ethereal.”) On Saturdays, the Laycocks would take Duffy to the museum in Cleveland where she took art lessons.
But, the Laycocks too saw Duffy less often as the years passed.
Last February, Ruth Aschaffenburg from Oberlin, Cindy Mauney of Washington and Kim Hale of Baltimore decided they had to visit Duffy at Roosevelt Hospital. They traveled together from Washington. Duffy was having chemotherapy treatments at the time and “it was while we were there that her doctor told her she would be blind,” Ruth said.
“She could see shadows then, outlines of faces. We had prepared ourselves for the worse, knowing it was a terminal disease. We intended to cheer her up, but she cheered us up.”
Ruth said that at the end Duffy had no bitterness about her life. She told Ruth she had learned things, accepted her life.
“She was happy in the end. She found and married Michael. She had found love,” Ruth said.
“I’d like to say, she was one of the most loving persons I’ve ever known. And, even though she had been so unhappy, led such a tragic life, she was a person who cried by herself,” Ruth said.
Cindy and Kim and Ruth keep in touch yet, Ruth added, and “we’re having a hard time…trying to go on.
“Duffy was a writer…I hope that someday her works can be published.”
At about 6 a.m. Hong Kong time, Professor McNaughton called the News-Trib office. It was about 6 p.m. Tuesday here. He had heard from Oberlin that his daughter’s obituary would be turned into a story. Surprisingly, his voice sounded so near.
“She was courageous…I think that she thought she would be able to win, but nobody does,” McNaughton said of the AIDS.
“You can be sure, I’ve thought about that and thought about that and thought about that,” the father said. “It’s, no doubt, a complicated issue…up until her graduation from college, she never gave me any trouble at all…I guess she did get drunk once in high school…I’m sure there’s more to it than that. I don’t know a lot about drug addiction, but she was trying to fight the addiction…she was fighting the whole time.”
From across the Pacific Ocean, his voice cracked with emotion.
The battle was over.
Photo, p. 1, of Duffy outside in a snow storm, caption: This photo of Dorothy “Duffy” McNaughton was provided by the Frank Laycock family, people with whom Duffy lived in Oberlin from age 8 until she went off to Stanford University. “Duffy” McNaughton died last month in New York City from throat cancer complicated by AIDS. This picture was taken a few months before her death.
Photo, p. 2, of 5 young dancers, caption: Lois Gremore, local dance instructor, provided this photo of “Duffy” McNaughton (far right) taken with other members of a ballet group during a recital. “Duffy” was known for being a talented dancer and artist.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 4, 1987, pp. 1-2.
Enid E. McNutt
Enid E. McNutt [nee Elmer], 88, of Bainbridge, Ga., formerly of Safety Harbor, died Thursday (April 23, 1992) at Memorial Manor, Bainbridge. She was born in Fairton, N.J., [graduated from OHS in 1922,] and moved to Safety Harbor in 1939. She moved to Bainbridge in 1989 from Safety Harbor.
She was a registered nurse. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Safety Harbor.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Weaver, Brinson, Ga., and Sara Stevens, Bradenton; a son, Rollin McNutt Jr., Jacksonville; a brother, Hugh Elmer, Jacksonville; a sister, Pearl Elmer, St. Petersburg; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Baty Funeral Home, Safety Harbor.
St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida, Saturday, April 25, 1992, p. 11.
Mrs. Alice B. McRoberts
Mrs. Alice B. [Bitely] McRoberts, 80, of 301 Furnace St., died suddenly in her home at 6 p.m. yesterday. Mrs. McRoberts, widow of Ernest J., had been in ill health for some time.
She was born in Pittsfield, Nov. 28, 1879, [graduated from OHS in 1896,] and lived in Elyria 53 years. She was a member of the Lake Avenue Congregational Church, Research Club and the United Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary.
Surviving are a foster son, Russell C. Lambert, North Madison, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home where services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Jack Cassidy officiating. Burial will be in Pittsfield Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, April 8, 1960, p. 16.
Don E. McRoberts
Don “Sam” E[lmer] McRoberts died on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, in Scotts Valley, Calif. He was 90 years old.
Mr. McRoberts was born in Pittsfield, Ohio, and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1935.
He served in the United States Army from 1940-1945. He lived in Oberlin until 1964, when he moved to Tucson, Ariz., where he lived until he moved to Scotts Valley last year.
Mr. McRoberts was a member of the Carpenters and Joiners Union throughout his life and was committed to the principles of quality building and respect for skilled labor. He owned McRoberts Construction in Oberlin until 1964 and worked on a variety of projects in the Tucson area before he retired. In his retirement, he spent many hours working on miniature construction, building doll houses and furniture for family and friends.
He was also a founding member and past president of the Tucson Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jackie (nee McConnell); his daughter Meg of Scotts Valley; a brother (Keith “Pete”) of Sparks, Nev.; two sisters-in-law; three nieces, and four nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan; his parents, Tim and Lena McRoberts, two brothers and two sisters.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 3, 2007, p. 2.
Don E. McRoberts
No services are planned for Don E. McRoberts, who died Saturday in Scotts Valley. He was 90.
Born in Oberlin, Ohio, Mr. McRoberts graduated from Oberlin High School in 1935 and served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945.
Mr. McRoberts enjoyed woodworking and spent his retirement building doll houses and furniture for family and friends. He was a member of the Carpenters and Joiners Union.
Mr. McRoberts is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jackie McRoberts of Scotts Valley; daughter Meg McRoberts of Scotts Valley; brother Keith "Pete" McRoberts [OHS ‘44]of Fernley, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews.
His daughter, Suzi McRoberts; brothers James "Howard" McRoberts and Ralph "Jack" McRoberts [OHS ‘31]; and sisters Helen "Sis" Streving and Betty Almas [OHS ‘43] died previously.
Contributions are preferred to the Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County, 904 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 or a favorite charity.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz, Calif., Friday, June 29, 2007.
Ralph (Jack) McRoberts, 70, Nickel Plate Diagonal Rd., died Saturday morning at Good Samaritan hospital, Sandusky, after an illness of several months.
Born in Pittsfield on March 25, 1913, he was a [1931 graduate of Oberlin High School and a] World War II veteran, serving with the Navy. He had been employed by the State Highway Department until his retirement. He was a member of the Pittsfield United Church of Christ.
He is survived by a sister, Betty (Mrs. Ted) Almas of Elyria; and two brothers, Don of Tucson, Ariz., and Keith of Las Vegas, Nev.
Graveside services were held Monday morning at the East Pittsfield Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff King officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 31, 1983, p. 2.
Dorothy E. McVeigh
Dorothy E. McVeigh (nee Squires), 81, of North Ridgeville, former Oberlin resident, died Jan. 22 at her home after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin, she graduated from Oberlin High School [in1937]. She then lived in Elyria, moving to North Ridgeville in 1948.
Mrs. McVeigh retired from Ohio Screw Products in Elyria in 1981, where she was an inspector. Previously, she had worked at Bendix, Timms Spring, and Airborne, all in Elyria.
She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in North Ridgeville and the Lorain County Genealogical Society.
She enjoyed bowling, working with her flowers and researching her ancestors. Her research culminated in a trip with her daughter-in-law to England last spring.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert E.; daughters Shirely McVeigh of North Ridgeville and Barbara Shively of Troy, Ohio; a son, James McVeigh of North Ridgeville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois Hutchison of Oberlin; and a brother, Robert Squires of Amherst.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ethel Squires; and a sister, Eleanor Kasper.
Calling hours were yesterday. The David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, is to announce further arrangements. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 43099 N. Ridge Rd., Elyria 44305-1051.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 25, 2000, p. 3.