Ancestry of James Arthur Eshelman

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Mary Flenar

Rochester News-Sentinel 10/10/1966 -
Mary Rager Last rites will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheetz funeral home at Akron for Mrs. Mary RAGER, 80, Akron, who died Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Prairie View nursing home at Warsaw. She had been a nursing home patient 12 weeks and in ill health the past two years. The Rev. Wayne JOHNSON will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Mrs. Rager was born June 11, 1886, in Fulton county, the daughter of Wesley and Alice MIDDLETON FLENAR. She had spent her lifetime in the Akron community. Her marriage was April 13, 1907, at Akron to Walter RAGER, who died in 1955. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eva ESHELMAN, Akron; three sons, Eldon [RAGER], Silver Lake, and Kendall and Verl [RAGER], both of R.R. 1, Akron; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie KEEFER, marion, O., and Mrs. Trella BAUM, Mentone; two brothers, Charles FLENAR, North Manchester, and Merl FLENAR, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. One brother and one sister preceded in death.


Mary C. Eshelman

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Tombstone: "ESHELMAN, Mary C., mother, 1854-1937"


Ira Putman

Obit of son Ira from 1933 - Rochester News-Sentinel - quoted by Dennis Eshelman:
"Ira PUTMAN, aged 64, passed away 9:40 o’clock Monday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lavina CLEVENGER, of Akron. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis, which was suffered three weeks ago. Ira, son of Jacob and Susanna PUTMAN, was born on a farm in Henry township, November 1, 1868. He had been a resident of that community throughout his entire life with the exception of three years residency in Burlington, Ind. On December 24th, 1891 he was united in marriage to Lavena DAVIS, who prececed him in death. Mr. Putman followed the occupation of farming and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county. Survivors are a son, Arvid PUTMAN, of Akron; a brother, David PUTMAN, of Rochester, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary ESHELMAN and Mrs. Margaret DAVIS both of Rochester; Mrs. Kazia KUHN and Mrs. Lavina CLEVENGER, both of Akron. Funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be held in Akron at the Saints Church on Thursday afternoon at two o’clock. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery."

Rochester News-Sentinel 4/18/1933 -
http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Obituaries/Html/1933.htm
Ira PUTMAN, aged 64, passed away 9:40 o’clock Monday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lavina CLEVENGER, of Akron. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis, which was suffered three weeks ago.
Ira, son of Jacob and Susanna PUTMAN, was born on a farm in Henry township, November 1, 1868. He had been a resident of that community throughout his entire life with the exception of three years residency in Burlington, Ind. On December 24th, 1891 he was united in marriage to Lavena DAVIS, who prececed him in death. Mr. Putman followed the occupation of farming and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the eastern section of Fulton county. Survivors are a son, Arvid PUTMAN, of Akron; a brother, David PUTMAN, of Rochester, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary ESHELMAN and Mrs. Margaret DAVIS both of Rochester; Mrs. Kazia KUHN and Mrs. Lavina CLEVENGER, both of Akron.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be held in Akron at the Saints Church on Thursday afternoon at two o’clock. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.


James Henderson

Rochester News-Sentinel, Monday, November 13, 1933
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James E. HENDERSON, aged 83, lifelong and highly respected resident of Henry township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella ESHELMAN in Akron at 3 o’clock this morning. Death was due to complicatios incident to old age and followed a sickness of six months duration.
The deceased was born on a farm near Akron on December 30, 1848. He was the son of Anderson and Sarah HENDERSON. He had lived in Henry township all of his life except for 23 years when he resided in Indianapolis His first wife was Clara MILLER who preceded him in death. His second wife was Anna MILLER whom he married on July 29, 1909. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. ESHELMAN, Akron, and Mrs. Ella DAUGHERTY, Richmond; three sons, Ed [HENDERSON] of South Bed, Earl [HENDERSON] of Lake James and Carl [HENDERSON] of Fort Wayne, and a half-sister, Mrs. David WHITESEL of Akron. The widow also survives.
The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with the Rev. Clyde MILLER in charge assisted by the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.


Lulu Mikesell

Rochester News-Sentinel, Wednesday, March 21, 1934
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Mrs. Lula SMITH, aged 46, died at her home, 1318 Van Buren Street, South Bend, yesterday morning after an illness of two weeks due to the flu. Mrs. Smith who is a former resident of this city was born in Rochester on November 2, 1887 and moved to South Bend 24 years ago. On April 25, 1921, she was married to Charles SMITH of St. Joseph, Mich. Survivors are the husband, two daughters, Thelma May [SMITH] and Donnabelle [SMITH] at home, two sisters, Mrs. Edith ESHELMAN, Akron and Mrs. Josephine HIGHT Macy, and a brother, Everett MIKESELL of Stryker, Ohio. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.


John Keith

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lgmathis&id=I28677

1860 census record says:
John Keith, 57, m, farmer; H., 52, f; F. W., 16, m, tn; R. M., 15, f, tn; F. M., 13, m, tn; A. T., 9, m, tn

I found mention of a John Keith married to a GILLY Grady on 29 January 1825 in Wake Co., NC. There's nothing direct to suggest this is the same person, though the date is about right and the state is correct - and Gilly was later a family name. Might be unrelated, though.


Hannah Grady

1880 census says:
1880 Obion Co, TN Census Dist 5 File 108-01 John KEITH Self M Male W 76 NC Farmer NC NC Hannah KEITH Wife M Female W 70 NC Keeps House NC NC

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lgmathis&id=I28678

I found mention of a John Keith married to a GILLY Grady on 29 January 1825 in Wake Co., NC. There's nothing direct to suggest this is the same person, though the date is about right and the state is correct - and Gilly was later a family name. Might be unrelated, though.


Thomas W. Keith

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J.R. Keith

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1870 Obion Co, TN Census Dist 9 Files 184a & 184b with James H. Keith age 21 & wife, Eliza age 18, TN


Louisa Catherine UNKNOWN

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Note: 1880 Obion Co, TN Census Dist 9 File 11-24 widowed with children Mary, Horace & George


Mary Keith

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Horace Keith

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