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Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Clermont County, Ohio

ANSCHUTZ Fred C., b. 1884, d. 1953. BANISTER Mehettable, b. 22 Dec. 1807, d. 1863, ae. 56 yrs. Wife of Philander Banister. Philander, b. 15 Nov. 1809, d. 18 Sept. 1874. BETTLE George, b. 1850, d. 1912 Harriet E., dau. of S. and J. A. Bettle, d. 28 Feb. 1865, ae. 31 yrs., 19 days. John S., b. 1 Dec. 1842, son of Sam and Julia Bettle, d. 12 Apr. 1862. Julia Ann, d. 25 Oct. 1870, ae. 63 yrs. Wife of Sam Bettle. Mary Eliza, dau. of Sam Bettle, d. 13 Nov. 1870, ae. 43 yrs. Sam, d. 21 July 1865, ae. 64 yrs., 10 mos., 20 days. Husband of Julia Ann. CALHOUN Maria, d. 8 June 1856, ae. 49 yrs. Wife of Hudson Calhoun. DOHERTY Thomas B., b. 1838, d. 1912 DONHAN Elizabeth, d. 14 Feb. 1886, ae. 82 yrs., 11 mos., 9 days. Wife of Col. J. S. Donhan. H. L., d. 13 Nov. 1878, ae. 43 yrs., 3 mos., 3 days. Wife of Rev. H. M. Keck. Col. J. S., d. 21 Sept. 1856, ae. 70 yrs., 7 mos., 2 days. Husband of Elizabeth Donhan. Nancy Mariah, dau. of J. S. Donhan and E. Donhan, d. 6 Mar. 1841, ae. 5 mos., 21 days. Sarah Elvera, dau. of J. S. and E. Donhan, d. 25 Dec. 1844, ae. 16 yrs., 9 mos., 25 days. EVANS Louis E., b. 21 Dec. 1911, son of Ray and Mary Evans, d. 22 July 1912. GLISSON Eliz E., d. 27 Aug. 1864, ae. 68 yrs., 9 mos., 26 days. HANCOCK David, d. 22 Dec. 1858, ae. 60 yrs., 10...

Biography of John W. Murphy

JOHN W. MURPHY. To the active, enterprising and intelligent citizen, esteemed pioneer, and stanch representative of our free institutions, whose name initiates this paragraph, we accord a space in these abiding chronicles of Union county, with pleasure, because he has been a prominent figure in the development of the county’s interests and the advancement of its welfare, since the very first days of its settlement and ahs always stood for the cause of substantial improvement and the exemplification of sound principles in both personal endeavor and in the manipulation of public affairs. Mr. Murphy was born in Franklin, Ohio, on December 9, 1831, being the son of Isaac and Rhoda (Stone) Murphy, farmers, who moved to Illinois in 1849, and there dwelt until the time of their demise. The grandfather of our subject, on his mother’s side, Mr. Stone, was a soldier in the Revolutionary struggle and also in the war of 1812. Our subject never had the opportunity to attend the schools in his youth but has instead pursued the muse of knowledge with such successful advances in his own private endeavors that he has gained a good education besides a rich store of general information that well repays the efforts to gain. Early he learned the millwright trade in Jefferson county, Iowa, and in 1852, in company with his employer went to California, using horse teams. First they visited Hangtown, whence they went to Carson Valley, Nevada, and there built the first sawmill in the valley. After this he engaged in mining in gold canyon, where Virginia City is now located, and for three years he made...

Biography of Abram A. Raub, M. D.

Abram A. Raub, M. D. One of the oldest and best known physicians and citizens of Kansas is Dr. Abram A. Raub of Topeka, who came to this state in 1879. Doctor Raub is a veteran of the Civil war. During part of his service he was assistant surgeon in the army, and has been practicing medicine for fully half a century. Doctor Raub was forty years of age when he came to Kansas, having been born in 1839 at Blairstown, New Jersey. His father was Philip Raub, also a native of Blairstown. The grandfather emigrated from the Rhine provinces of Germany and settled at Blairstown, he and his son Philip both dying on the old place near that city. Together they had occupied the homestead for nearly 100 years. Philip Raub married Miss Sabra Angel of Warren County, New Jersey. To their marriage were born two sons and three daughters, named Emma, Jacob, Catherine, John and Abram, all now deceased except Doctor Raub. The daughter Emma married George W. Stout. Mr. Stout, who was also a native of New Jersey, was a prominent attorney at Easton, Pennsylvania, and a very successful business man. He left an estate valued at $200,000, and at one time he told Doctor Raub that he started life with only 50 cents. Mr. and Mrs. Stout’s son George was a youth of more than usual brilliancy, was graduated first in his class and a gold medalist from the University of Pennsylvania, and his death twenty days after his graduation was a calamity to his parents and a loss to the world. Doctor Raub’s older...

Biography of Daniel A. Van Sickle

Daniel A. Van Sickle, proprietor of the Charleston Hotel, Charleston; was born in Trenton, Butler Co., Ohio, Oct. 20, 1833, being the oldest son of J. C. and Belinda (Craig) Van Sickle; his father was born in Trenton, Ohio, May 31, 1811, and his mother at Ball’s Ferry, on the Miami River, in Butler Co., Ohio, Dec. 17, 1815. The family consisted of nine children, as follows-Daniel A. Jasper, born Jan. 3, 1836, and died Nov. 12, 1868; Sally A., born March 19, 1838; Caroline, born June 20, 1841, and died Feb. 26, 1866; John Wesley, born March 18, 1843; George W., born Aug. 17, 1846; Newton, born Dec. 23, 1848, died Aug. 24, 1850; Craig, born Feb. 23, 1851, died March 15, 1853, and Charles P., born July 10, 1853. At the age of 17 years, Mr. Van Sickle began with Schenck & Denice, of Franklin, Warren Co., Ohio, to learn the horseshoeing business, and followed that trade altogether about fourteen years. In 1851, his father removed with the family to Coles Co., and about ten years ago, he removed to Girard, Macoupin C6., Ill., where he died Sept. 25, 1876. His mother still resides in Girard. During his residence in Charleston, he has been engaged six years as a clerk in the wholesale and retail grocery house of Wright, Minton & Co.; has served as City Marshal, Street Superintendent and Township Collector, and has traveled five years selling groceries from Indianapolis. He was married Aug. 27, 1857, to Miss Belinda Wehr, a daughter of Nathan and Harriet (Flenner) Wehr; she was born Aug. 28, 1839, near Hamilton,...

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