Thursday, December 31, 2009

Addison E. Griffin

An illness from a complication of diseases resulted in the death of Addison E. Griffin, aged 28, a well known resident of Dresden, at his home there at 1:45 o'clock Saturday morning. He had been in failing health for several weeks. The funeral will be conducted at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sherman Wright in Dresden, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and internment will be made in the Dresden cemetery.

Mr. Griffin is survived by one daughter, Miss Edna Griffin of Coshocton; his father, Milton Griffin and by one sister and two brothers: Mrs. Sherman Wright and Herbert Griffin, both of Dresden, and Jay Griffin of this city.

The Zanesville Signal - January 6, 1924

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Joseph Ogle

Sad Casualty -Mr. Joseph Ogle, a citizen of Dresden in this county, was so seriously injured by the falling of the timbers of a building on Saturday last, as to cause his death in three hours after. The deceased, with others, was engaged in removing the building known as the "Furnace Stable," when owing to the giving or slipping of some of the timbers, a portion fell upon, crushing, and lacerating him in a horrid manner.

He leaves a large family and numerous connections and friends to mourn his sudden demise. The funeral procession on Sabbath _est; it is said was the largest ever known in the place.

From: The Zanesville Daily Courier - April 6, 1861

Sylvester F. Williams

S.F. Williams Is Taken By Death at Dresden Home
Well Known Farmer Succombs Thursday Night-Funeral Saturday Afternoon

S.F. Williams, aged 52, a lifelong resident of Dresden died Thursday evening at the family home. He was one of the best known members of the community in which he lived and was a member of the M E Church.

Surviving him are his widow and fourteen children, Harley, Clarence, Ethel, Mary, Gladys, Lena, Roy, Stella, Clayton, Frank, Chester, Warren, Marjorie and Rhea, all of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Iva Mattingly, Mrs. Georgia Quigley and Miss Laura Williams of near Dresden; also five brothers, Ellsworth, John, Noah, Charles and Senior, of the Dresden vicinity.

Mr. Williams was a farmer by occupation. He died on the 23rd anniversary of his marriage to Miss Glenna Holbein, who survives. Funeral services will be held 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the M E Church at Dresden and burial will be made in the Dresden cemetery.

(Zanesville Times Recorder - September 4, 1926)

Glenna Williams, 1885-1967

Resident of Dresden Dies At 81 

Mrs. Glenna L. Williams, 81, of Dresden, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 30) at Good Samaritan Hospital where she had been a patient since Friday. She had been ill a year.

Born Dec. 13, 1885, in Madison Township, she was the daughter of Conrad and Clara Frances McGee Holbein. Her husband, Sylvester Williams, died Sept. 2, 1926.

She was a member of Dresden Methodist Church, its WSCS and Senior Citizens Club of Dresden.

Surviving are five sons, Harley of Dresden, Roy and Frank of Columbus and Clayton and Chester of Frazeysburg; five daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Mary) Seenes of Trinway, Mrs. Carson (Ethel) Stuller and Mrs. Ernest (Marjorie) Rodgers, both of Dresden and Mrs. Meyer (Gladys) Schwartz and Mrs. James (Rhea) Norris, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister Mrs. Virgie Hill of Zanesville; 42 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. Two sons, two daughters and two sisters are deceased.

The body was taken to Baughman Funeral Home in Dresden.

(The Times Recorder - August 31, 1967)

Henry Cleveland Breeden

Henry C. Breeden, 84, of Dresden, died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at his home of an apparent heart attack. He had been in ill health for one year and seriously ill since Christmas.

Mr. Breeden retired in 1955 as a stationary engineer with the C. Findeiss Sons Company.

He was born April 28, 1876, in Monroe County, the son of Richard and Hannah Daily Breeden. His wife, Lucy Pearl Breeden, died June 24, 1948.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Vera Stroud of Byesville, Mrs. Elsie Vegh of Canton, Mrs. Eva McCoy of Dresden, Mrs. Velma Birkhimer of Dresden and Mrs. Wilma Jennings of Coshocton; one son, Arnold R. of Lima; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe Breeden of Byesville and one sister, Mrs. Lulu Belle Larrick of Byesville. One daughter, two brothers, two sisters and two grandsons are deceased.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Dresden Chapel of the Baughman and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Driftmyer officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

From: unknown, April 18, 1961

Elsie Breeden Vegh

Mrs. Elsie J. Vegh, 68, of Dresden, died at 2:55 a.m. Monday in Sunny View Nursing Home. She had been seriously ill since October.

She was born Oct. 5, 1908 in Byesville. Her husband Andrew died in 1959.

Mrs. Vegh was a member of Dresden Church of the Nazarene and Dresden Senior Citizens.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. John (Vera) Stroud of Byesville, Mrs. Russell (Eva) McCoy of Dresden Rt. 2, Mrs. Clarence (Velva) Birkhimer of Dresden, and Mrs. Wilma Jennings of New Orleans, La., and a brother, Arnold Breeden of Newark Rt. 4.

Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Dresden Chapel of Baughman and Sons Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

Lucy Clark Breeden

Mrs. Lucy Pearl Breeden, 61, died at 11 o'clock this morning at her home in Dresden after an illness of seven months.

A native of Cambridge, she was the daughter of George and Amanda Arbuckle Clark.

Surviving are her husband, Henry C. Breeden; a son, Arnold R., of Dresden; six daughters, Mrs. Vera Stroud of Byesville, Miss Elsie Breeden of Canton, and Mrs. Eva McCoy, Mrs. Velva Berkhimer, Mrs. Wilma Porter, and Mrs. Larcena Bice, all of Dresden; two brothers, James and Bliss Clark, both of Cambridge; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.

The body will be taken to the home Friday morning from the Baughman funeral home at Dresden.

From: The Zanesville Signal - June 24, 1948

Silas Newton Birkhimer

Newton Birkhimer, Dresden Miner, Is Called From Life....Death Occurs on Thursday Afternoon - Church Rites Saturday....

Newton Birkhimer, 71, passed from life at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home on North Main Street, Dresden, after lingering illness. He had been seriously injured several years ago in a coal mine accident and never fully recovered although he was able to get around.

Mr. Birkhimer was well known in Dresden and vicinity and was a member of the Dresden M. E. churcch. Surviving are his widow and nine children: Lee of Cleveland; Mrs. Goldie Lacey, Mrs. Jennie Swope, Mrs. Grace Bryan, Clyde, Ernest, Clarence, Franklin and Ada, all of Dresden; two brothers, Edward, of Madison township, Frank of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Mullen, and Mrs. Mary Mercer, of this city. There are 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren also surviving.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Dresden M. E. church with Rev. W. E. Patterson, the pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in Dresden cemetery.

From: The Zanesville Times Recorder, August 10, 1934.

Steven McMahn, 1884-1954

Dresden Man Dies at Hospital

Steven McMahn, 72, of Dresden, died at Good Samaritan hospital this morning of a stroke suffered yesterday. He had been in ill health for some time and was admitted to the hospital yesterday.

A native of Noble county, he was born Oct. 13, 1884 the son of John and Mary Dickerson McMahn.

He never married and was a retired employee of the Gaylord Container Corp. paper mill plant at Dresden.

He attended the Dresden Methodist church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Rachel Birkhimer of the home and two brothers, Joseph McMahn of Putnam avenue and Isaiah McMahn of New Lexington Route 1.

Services will be held at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Baughman funeral home in Dresden with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

From: The Zanesville Signal, April 16, 1954