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Surnames in this Bible: Black, Lampshear, Morrow, Rinehart, Rineheart, Stevens, Sutton, Westhoven


Other surnames on this page but not included in the Bible.  Mostly from newspaper clippings and obituaries: Ames, Britton, Erasberger, Fuller, Fulweber, Lampshire, Miller, Moore, Pratt, Raider, Ream, Reider, Rhinehart, Rinehart, Robinson, Roth, Sealts, Stanton, Turkington, Wertheimer



Melvin R. RINEHEART Born July 16th 1853.

E. Dora RINEHEART Born August 15th 1861.

Camsie M. RINEHEART Born Nov 11th 1871.

Bertha A. RINEHEART Born Feb 5th 1880.

Persa L. RINEHEART Born Feb 27th 1882.

Infant Daughter Born Dec 3rd 1883.

Betsey Gay WESTHOVEN Born Nov 15th 1891.

Howard J. WESTHOVEN Born Dec 19th 1893.

Madge Marie WESTHOVEN born March ? 189?

T. F. or S. F. WESTHOVEN born May 31 1867.

Odetta WESTHOVEN born Dec 27 1896.

Brice Alexander WESTHOVEN born Aug 12 1903.




A. K. WESTHOVEN of Ada Ohio & Ema Dora RINEHART - Ada Ohio were married on the 17th day of April 1892 by John MORROW Justice of the Peace.





This Certifies


Holy Matrimony


Melvin R. RINEHEART of Ada Ohio

and E. Dora LAMPSHEAR ? of Ada Ohio

on The 18th day of January at Ada Ohio

Eighteen Hundred and Seventy Seven.

by Phillip STEVENS Justice of the Peace.

                  {Jefferson BLACK


                  {Maggie BLACK



Melvin R. RINEHART Died march 1892.


Pensa S. RINEHEART Died Dec 4th 1883. Age one year, nine months and Ten days.


Infant Daughter Died Dec 12th 1883.  Age Nine days.


Betsey Gay WESTHOVEN Died Nov 16th 1892.  Aged 1 day.


Madge Marie WESTHOVEN Died Nov. 13 - 1909.  Age 14 - 2 mo - 3 days.


Dora E. WESTHOVEN May 9 - 1921.


Camsie Maude SUTTON Dec 3 - 1928.


Alexander WESTHOVEN July 25 - 1937.  Age 76 yrs.



Obituary #1 newspaper clipping:

Obituary of Madge WESTHOVEN

Madge WESTHOVEN, the eldest daughter of Alexander and Dora WESTHOVEN was born at Ada, Ohio, March 10, 1895.  She attended the Ada public schools, until about three years ago, when she was attacked with tonsillitis, followed by rheumatism, which finally developed into heart trouble.

She was an ambitious girl, always wanting to do her best in all that she attempted.  Only this year, not being able to attend school, she studied her lessons and recited them to a teacher when she was able to go to her home.

she was a lovable and obedient girl, always trying to make others feel happy.  She was a member of the Baptist Sabbath school, attending whenever her health permitted.

Her last sickness was of not quite two weeks' duration.  Her feeble body could not endure the ravages of sickness and she fell asleep on Saturday evening, Nov 13, 1909 to await the resurrection morn.

At the time of her death she was aged 14 years, 8 months and 3 days.

A Friend.

Whereas, It has pleased our heavenly Father to remove our Sunday school classmate, Miss Madge WESTHOVEN from our midst as well as from the home where she was so dearly loved, therefore be it resolved, by our Sunday school that we hereby tender to the bereaved family, and especially to the mother and sister our deepest sympathy.

Baptist Sunday School.


Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends, relatives and neighbors, also Rev. WERTHEIMER, Rev. ERASBERGER, Mr. REAM and Dr. AMES, for the sympathy and kindness shown during the sickness and death of our beloved daughter and sister.

Mrs. Alexander WESTHOVEN and family.


Obituary #2 newspaper clipping


Mrs. Anna PRATT, wife of L. D. PRATT, died at her home on East Lincoln Avenue on Saturday morning, from heart trouble.  She was 86 years of age, and has been a resident of Ada for about 50 years.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church on Monday afternoon, Rev. ROTH in charge and Evangelist TURKINGTON delivering the sermon.

Mrs. PRATT will long be remembered by her many Ada friends as a kind and obliging neighbor.  She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, one son, Ira LAMPSHIRE and one daughter, Mrs. Dora WESTHOVEN, by a former marriage.  Three daughters have preceded her in death.


Obituary #3 newspaper clipping


Margaret BLACK, the wife of Jefferson BLACK, was born in Ada, Ohio, Hardin county, October 27, 1857, and died March 20, 1916, at the age of 59 years, four months and 20 days.  She was the mother of ten children.  Two have preceded her to the Great Beyond -- one son and one daughter.  The deceased had lived in Ada all her life with the exception of the last 12 years, spent in the city of Lima.

The children surviving the deceased are: Mrs. Sturge SEALTS, west Market street, Lima; Mrs. Lee ROBINSON, north Union street, Lima; Mrs. Harry MILLER, of Dayton; Mrs. Dolly FULWEBER, Toledo; Mrs. Leah RAIDER, Newport, KY; Mrs. Tressie BRITTON, Cleveland; Miss Mabel BLACK, at home; Ross BLACK, of Delphos.  The sorrowful husband of the deceased also survives.

Her last words on earth were to the girls of her family around her.  She told them not to cry -- that her path was bright.  The funeral services were held Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the home, Rev. M. B. FULLER, pastor of Trinity M.E. church, officiating.  the many friends and relatives of the deceased always knew her as a woman faithful in the performance of every duty that came into her life, and especially her church work.  She was a woman who will never be forgotten.


Obituary #4 newspaper clipping

Sweetly at rest is little Persa Leona, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. RINEHART, who was born Feb. 27th 1882 and died Dec. 4th 1883. aged 1 year, 9 months and 7 days.  She was a beautiful child, a pet for all who knew her.  Although so young she suffered intensely for weeks until death relieved her from pain, and more kind than disease, gave us a view of her as if sweetly sleeping.  Services conducted from the dwelling, after which her little form was tenderly laid near the center of the cemetery, while she is with the angels.


Obituary #5 newspaper clipping:

Melvin R. RHINEHART, formerly of this place, died at the home of relatives in Pulaskaville, Morrow county, on Friday last.  He had been an invalid and blind for several years.


Obituary #6 newspaper clipping:

The body of Mrs. Margaret BLACK, wife of Jefferson BLACK, who died Tuesday at her home 529 east North street, was taken to Ada, her former home, this morning, for burial.  Short services were conducted at the residence last night at 7:30 o'clock by Rev. M. B. FULLER, pastor of Trinity M. E. church, of which the deceased was a faithful member.


Obituary #7 newspaper clipping:




Mrs. Margaret BLACK, 61 years old, wife of Jefferson BLACK, died this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at her home, corner of east North street and Park avenue, after an illness of one year from tuberculosis.

The deceased was born in Ada and lived there nearly all her life.  Besides her husband, she leaves seven daughters: Mrs. Sturge SEALTS, west Market street; Mrs. Lee ROBINSON, 230 north Union street; Mrs. Leah REIDER, Newport, Ky.; Mrs. Dolly FULWEBER, Toledo; Mrs. Tressie BRITTON, Cleveland; Mrs. Harry MILLER, Dayton; Miss Mabel BLACK at home, and one son, Ross BLACK of Delphos.

The deceased was prominent in church circles belonging to the Trinity M. E. church. No funeral arrangements have been made.



A card reads:


Born August 15, 1861.     Died May 9, 1921.

Age 59 Years, 10 Months, 24 Days

Funeral (Private) At The Home At 2:30 P. M.

Wednesday, May 11, Conducted

By Rev. Aaron ROTH.

Interment at Woodlawn

Small keepsake tied together with ribbon reads:

For He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. -- Hebrews, 13: 5.

In Sympathy.

Fourth and Firth Grade

South School

Mabel MOORE -- Teacher.




That Odetta WESTHOVEN of Ada, Ohio having publicly connfessed the Christian Faith, and solemnly convenanted to renounce all sinful works and desires, and to obediently keep God's Holy Will and Commandments, and walk in the same all the days of her life, was baptized by me this day in the name of the FATHER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY GHOST, according to the Discipline and Adages of the


Central Ohio Conference

                    F. W. STANTON Minister

February 20th, 1910.


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The following census records for this family were easy to locate quickly using the Census Records at ,


1880 United States Federal Census Records show:

Ada, Hardin County, Ohio, Page 145D

Jefferson BLACK, age 36, born OH, Laborer, father born PA, mother born MD.

Maggie BLACK, wife, age 23, born OH, parents born OH.

Eva L. BLACK, dau, age 6, born OH, At School, parents born OH.

Elizabeth BLACK, dau, age 5, born OH, At Home, parents born OH.

Rue BLACK, dau, age 3, born OH, At Home, parents born OH.

Mabel BLACK, dau, age 1, born OH, parents born OH.

Ada, Hardin County, Ohio, Page 145D

Melvin RHINEHART, age 25, born OH, Laborer, parents born PA.

Dora RHINEHART, wife, age 19, born IN, parents born OH.

Camsie RHINEHART, dau, age 2, born OH, at home, parents born OH.

Bertha RHINEHART, dau, age 4 mo, born OH, parents born OH.

Mary RHINEHART, mother, age 66, born OH, at home, parents born OH.

NOTE: There are several neighboring families with the surname BLACK.


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