Sunday, December 27, 2009

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.

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