Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sumner Press Obits 1900's

Sumner Press obits 1880s to 1930’s 

Bridget Cahill, age 80 passed away at her home in Olney. The family settled at an early day in the Hadley neighborhood. Three children survive her William, Misses. Julia and Margaret Cahill. Burial was at the St. Joseph Catholic Church cemetery. Obit published October 5, 1916

Miles Calvert, an old citizen, and well known throughout the east end of the county, was brought home from St. Louis Saturday, passing away as a result of an operation in St. Louis where he had gone to have it performed. His funeral was preached at the JE Lemmons home, a brother-in-law by T E Tomerlin, of the Christian church, and the remains laid away in the Sumner city Cemetery. He leaves a wife and one son living in Sumner. Obit published January 16, 1919

John Camp, one of the oldest residents of Bonpas Township, Richland County, and for many years an acknowledged leader of the Republican Party ranks, died Thursday night October 29, 1914 at 9 o’clock from hemorrhage of the brain at the home of John W. Smalley with whose family he lived. He was stricken Tuesday. Mr. Camp served several terms of justice of the peace and supervisor in the Township and was chairman of the county board when the famous railroad bond issue was settled by a refunding process. He was born near Albion May 14, 1829, the son of Charles H. and Rebecca Slover Camp. For a time he was a farmer in Wabash County. In 1856, he bought a farm in Bonpas Township where the remainder of his life was spent. Mr. Camp was twice married and although he had no children of his own, he reared six adopted children. Funeral services were held at Gilead church on the county line Sunday morning at 10:30 after which the remains were interred in the church cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Sumner Odd Fellow Lodge; funeral rites by the Lodge were provided.


Julia D McCormick Camp was born in Uniontown Pennsylvania, April 22, 1844 and died at her home in Richland County, February 1, 1911, age 66 years eight months and 21 days. She was married to TA Humbert in 1852, moved to Richland County in 1868 and was left a widow in 1889. She married John Camp in 1892. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church for 40 years and leaves a husband one brother and many friends to mourn her departure. Burial was at the Gilead cemetery.