Lisbon, Ohio, "The Buckeye State", issue of Thursday, 15 October 1908:
Mrs. Samuel Williams was found dead in her home south of Lisbon early Saturday morning. For some weeks she had
been complaining of a smothering feeling that came over her at times and Friday night she aroused the members of the
family, suffering from the same trouble. Medicine was administered to her and in a short time she seemed to get relief.
When members of the family went to her bedside early Saturday morning, however, they found her dead.
The deceased was born in Madison township, January 4, 1839, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McCurdy. She was
united in marriage with Samuel Williams September 27, 1859, since which time she had lived on the farm where her death
occurred. The following children survive: Dr. Curtis C. Williams and Mrs. Mary Stein, Niles; Rev. John I., of Albuquerque,
New Mexico; Homer, who occupies a farm near the homestead, and George, Dora and Anna at home. The following
brothers and sisters also survive: O.F. and W.O. McCurdy, West Point, Mrs. G.F. Copeland, Millport; Alva McCurdy,
Holiday, Tennessee; Mrs. Ella Saint, Canton and Mrs. J.W. Lawson, Wellsville.
Funeral services were held from the house Monday afternoon at one o'clock. Rev. R.E. Pugh, of Canfield officiating.
Interment in the Lisbon cemetery.
Lisbon, Ohio, "The Buckeye State", issue of Thursday, 20 June 1889:
On the 15th inst, in Elkrun township, Mrs. Annie Baker, wife of R.S. Baker, aged 46 years, 9 months and 13 days.
Lisbon, Ohio, "The Buckeye State", issue of 10 May 1906:
As a result of injuries sustained by a fall a week previous, R. Smedley Baker, a prominent farmer of Elkrun township, died
last Wednesday evening at his home near Kemble's church. On the preceding Wednesday, he tripped and fell on the
cellar steps at his home, and received internal injuries which caused intense suffering until death relieved him.
Mr. Baker was 72 years old. He had occupied continuously since 1870 the farm on which he died. Besides his wife, three
sons and a daughter survive him, as follows: Rosie Baker, of near Lisbon; Richard, of Youngstown, formerly
superintendent of schools in East Palestine, Salineville and Willoughby; Alva, of Sebring, and Mrs. Charles Dickey, of
Funeral services were held at Kemble's church at 11 o'clock Saturday forenoon, with interment there.
New Lisbon, Ohio, "The Ohio Patriot" issue of [ ] March 1874:
DIED -- On Tuesday February 24th 1874, of malignant diptheria, Martha Duyera, daughter of Samuel and Sarah
McCurdy, of Madison township. Aged 13 years 5 months and 7 days.
New Lisbon, Ohio, "The Buckeye", issue of Thursday, 16 August 1894:
SAMUEL McCURDY, Esq., died at his home near Madison Presbyterian church at 5:30 a.m. last Thursday, aged 83. As
noted elsewhere in this issue, he was stricken with paralysis but a few days previous. Deceased was one of the best
known citizens of the county. He was a man of very decided opinions and did not hesitate to express and defend them on
all proper occasions.
[Note: another mention of Samuel McCurdy was not found in this issue.]
East Palestine, OH "Reveille Echo" obituary, 1894:
Mr. Samuel McCurdy, an aged and highly respected citizen of Madison township, died after a few days illness at his home
Thursday morning last and was buried the following day in the cemetery at Madison church. In the death of Mr. McCurdy,
the black race lost a true friend and his name will ever be associated with the bright galaxy of stars, those of William Lloyd
Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Charles Sumner, Lucretia Molt, the Grim sisters, Mrs. Foster and a host of others who fought
nobly for the deliverance of the slaves from bondage and the removal of the curse of slavery from American soil. The
beginning of the gospel of the son of God was the birth of love toward men, downtrodden, cast away, unfortunate man.
[Yeah, OK, but couldn't you have told us about Samuel's family?]
[another clipping follows]:
Thursday, August 9, at half past five o'clock a.m., Samuel McCurdy, one of the best known citizens of Columbiana county,
died at his home near Madison Presbyterian church. He was eighty-three years of age and has been ill but three days,
having been stricken with paralysis last Monday.
East Palestine, OH "Reveille Echo", issue of 13 November 1913:
Samuel Williams, one of the best known farmers of this county, died at his home near Lisbon Sunday evening after an
illness of two hours with acute indigestion.
East Palestine, OH "Reveille Echo" issue of 10 May 1906:
FELL DOWN STAIRS
Sustaining Injuries That Proved Fatal.
R. Smedley Baker well known in Eastern Columbiana county, being for some years a resident of Elk Run township, died
last week from injuries sustained in falling down stairs. He had at one time practiced dentistry near Youngstown but had
retired to his farming interests near Rogers.
He is survived by his second wife, formerly Miss Emma Rogers, and the following children: Mrs. Perry Dickey of Rogers;
Richard Baker, of Youngstown; 'Squire A.L. Baker, of Sebring; and McCurdy R. Baker, of Lisbon. A brother and four
sisters: Joseph Baker and Mrs. Mace Morris living near Elkton; Mrs. Richard Grant, of this place, Mrs. Rockwell Westover
and Louisa Baker also survive.
The funeral was held last Saturday at Kemble's M.E. church.
Though advanced in years Mr. Baker had been remarkably healthy during his life, having never been attended by a
physician in his life until the accident which caused his death. In falling he struck his head against a stone wall at the
bottom of the steps, causing a bad fracture of the skull.