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    Elizabeth Cowhick was born in Sullivan County, Mo., in 1845 and died August 8th,, 1916, aged 72 years. She was married to Calab Toll in 1865, who preceded her a few years later to the Great beyond. In 1882 she was married to Frank Harper who died in 1914. She was the mother of fourteen children, eight of whom are living.
     Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs Archie Geleno, on Friday, Aug. 11th, conducted by C.C. Tynan. Burial was made in the Hunter cemetery.        C.C.T.

     We desire to thank those who were so kind and helpful during the illness and burial of our dear mother. Mr and Mrs Archie Geleno, Mrs Ellen Sanger, W.M. Tolle.

Newspaper not noted, Hunter, Oklahoma 17 August 1916
Contributed by Steven L. Tolle



Harriet Susan Tolle, daughter of Caleb and Elizabeth Tolle, was born at Trenton, Missouri March 19, 1870. She departed this life March 25, 1950 being the age of 80 years and 6 days.
     When a child of 7 years her father passed away. When she was 12 years old her family moved to Kansas. In the year of 1886 she was united in marriage to James Fleming Harper at Garden City, Kansas.
     To this union 10 children were born three children have preceded her in death; Maggie, Sarah, and Myrtle. Myrtle passed away at the age of 20 years leaving a little daughter Hattie Bell of about 2 years and an infant son Franklin Raymond just 3 days old. Mother Harper raised these two and loved and cherished them as her very own. The infant son Franklin passed away at the tender age of 3 months.
     In the year of 1891 they moved to Kingerfisher Co. Okla. In the year of 1907 they came to Beaver County Okla. They have lived in Logan and Capitol Hill vicinity since that time. Her husband passed away April 1, 1944.
     Since the death of her husband Mrs Harper has continued to live alone at the home. In the past year she has spent most of her time with some of the children.
     She leaves to mourn her passing 6 sons; Chris of Beaver, Okla.; Caleb of Booker, Texas; James of Follett, Texas; Jess of Laverne, Okla.; Allen of Woodward, Okla.; Willis of Laverne, Okla.; and one daughter Julia Henry of Logan, Okla. She also leaves the grand-daughter she raised, Hattie Bell Beach of Wichita, Kan. She also leaves 17 grandchildren and 2 adopted grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; one brother Caleb Tolle of Grand Junction, Colo.; two sisters, Eleen Sanger of Logan and Nancy Gelino of Enid.
     Mother Harper worked hard never tiring for the caring and welfare of her family. Her home and family were the uppermost place in her heart. She was loving and tender mother, a faithful and devoted wife. She leaves many friends that will miss her friendship and neighborly deeds.
     Funeral services were conducted at Midway Country Church Monday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. Olen Bachelor of Laverne, Okla. Burial was made in the Knowles Cemetery. Mason Funeral Home, Shattuck had charge of funeral arrangements.

The Herald Democrat, Beaver, Oklahoma 6 April 1950
Contributed By Steven L. Tolle.



     C.H. Tolle, 85, of Belfast, a former resident of Cherry Ford died Tuesday at Highland community hospital. He was a retired farmer.
     He was born April 15, 1878, and was a son of the late Stephen and Anna Belle Wilson Tolle.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs Lizzie Musser Tolle; two daughters Mrs Edna Rhodes of Hillsboro and Mrs Thelma Wilkins of Grosse Point, Michigan, a sister Mrs Flossie Moore of Cleveland; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Evans Funeral Home at Hillsboro and burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

The People's Defender, Adams County, Ohio uncertain date in 1963
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.



Died at his home east of town on Wednesday afternoon. He had suffered a paralytic stroke last week and grew steadily weaker.
    His son Charles will arrive from California for the funeral. Another son, Della, from Columbus and daughter Mrs. Arthur McDaniel was persent at his passing


The People's Defender, Thursday 21 July 1932
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.



      Anna Belle Wilson Tolle, daughter of John and Lucinda Wilson, was born on Gift Ridge near Manchester, Ohio, May 8, 1853, and departed this life April 18, 1937 at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 10 days.
     On November 25, 1973 she was united in marriage to Stephen A. Tolle. To this union were born seven children, six sons and one daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband and three sons, Carey, Chauncey and Ora. She is survived by three sons, Edward Tolle of Seaman, D.E. Tolle of Columbus, Ohio, and one daughter, Mrs Flossie McDaniel of West Union, Ohio. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors who mourn her passing.
     Mrs Tolle became a member of the Oak Grove church at the age of 15 years, which membership she held until her death. Nearly all of her married life was spent in the vicinity of West Union. since the death of her husband she has made her home with her children, residing for the most part with her daughter, Mrs Flossie McDaniel. She will be remembered as a good mother to her children and in spite of her failing she maintained a cheerful disposition. Even when confined to her bed she would sing hymns of her Heavenly Home. she surrered a stroke of paralysis April 10, 1937 and for more than a week her life slowly ebbed away. Her friends were powerless to help her but she passed on to the care of the Great Physician.

It is better, yes, 'tis better
In Jerusalem so fair
With the Savior and the angels,
Yes, 'tis better over there.

Card of Thanks
     We desire to extend our most sincere thanks to our neighbrs and friends for their kindness shown us during the illness and death of our dear mother. We are especially grateful to Rev. W.R. Brodt and Rev. W.E. Mills for their consoling words, to the singers for their service, to the donors of the flowers and to Undertaker William Lafferty for his efficient service. May God's choicest blessings rest upon them one and all.

Aged Woman Dies Following Stroke

     Mrs Anna Belle Tolle, 84, wife of the late Stephen A. Tolle, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs Flossie McDaniel near here following a stroke of paralysis.
     She is survived by four children, Edward Tolle of California, D.E. Tolle of Columbus, C.H. Tolle of Seaman, and Mrs McDaniel.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the William Lafferty funeral parlor. Rev. W.E. Mills and Rev. W.R. Brodt were in charge, and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The people's Defender, Adams County, Ohio, 22 April and 6 May, 1937
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.



     In loving remembrance of our darling baby, Mary Belle Tolle, daughter of Carey E. and Sadie Tolle. The child was born May 9, 1916 and departed this life September 16, 1916, aged four month and seven days. She had been in delicate health almost all her short life, and the last few days her suffering was great, and more than the frail little body could stand. On Saturday morn just as the day was breaking the little spirit took its flight to dwell with Him who said, "Suffer little children to come unto me. She leaves father, mother, two brothers, one sister, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn the loss. The funeral was held Sunday at the home, conducted by Rev. Potts and interment at the White Oak cemetery.

This little bud so fair and bright
Called hence by early doom;
Just came to show how sweet a flower
In paradise would bloom.
They pressed the dark fringed eyelids gently
O'er her blue eyes once so bright
Eyes that closed on earth forever
Opened up in paradise.
Go little pilgrim to your home
On yonders blissful shore
We miss you here but soon we'll come
Where you have gone before.

The People's Defender, Adams County, Ohio 2 November 1916
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.


Body of Ora Tolle will Arrive Here for Burial Friday

     Ora Tolle, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Tolle, whose home was in Mt. Pulaski, Ill., died at a hospital Wednedsay night folowing an operation for appendicitis which was performed Sunday morning.
     The deceased was 36 years old and he is survived by his wife and one child, a son.
     The body will be shipped back to this county for burial, and will be taken to the home of the parents just east of town. The funeral will be held Friday morning at ten o'clock. Burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery.


     Mt Pulaski, (Ill.) News. --- Ora Stephen Tolle was born December 7, 1886, in Adams County, Ohio, a son of Stephen A. and Anna B. Tolle. He departed this life at 8:05 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 1921, at St. Clara's hospital in Lincoln, Illinois, at the age of 34 years, 6 months and 7 days. His health had not been good of late, and last Saturday he underwent a surgical operation at the hospital for appendicitis and gall stones, and although he seemed to rally, his strength did not prove equal to the serious ordeal
     He was united in marriage with Miss Orva May Garrison, of West Union, Ohio, on December 25, 1910, coming to Illinois the same year, living for a time between Latham and Warrensburg, and the remainder of the time in Mt. Pulaski vicinity, having commenced his second year on the Fred A. Baumann farm two miles east of the city. To this union was born one son, Trevor W.G., who, with the wife, survives. He also leaves to mourn his departure, his father and mother, four brothers and one sister, living in Ohio, the parents residing at West Union. One brother preceded him in death about eighteen months ago.
     Mr. Tolle was a loyal and upright citizen, and a good neighbor, and will be sadly missed by his friends, and especially by his loving wife, who so faithfully stood by him in all of his hours of suffering. His only thought was for others, and especially his wife and little son, asking them not to grieve as he was ready and waiting for the Master to take him over the River, and that it would only be a few short years until they would be united again in the Home beyond the skies. He carefully and quietly made all the preparations for his funeral service, and among the many things that he requested was that his wife be dressed in white just as she was on their wedding day, and that the baby being dressed accordingly. Then he asked his wife to put her arms around him that he might peacefully take his last sleep in her arms, saying as he passed away, "All is well, all is well," His last hours were spent in praying and singing. He also requested that his wife's Sunday school teacher, Mrs. W.C. McGavock, sing "Just Over the River," accompanied by Mrs Lena Silkey, the latter being with him in his last hours.
     The remains were brought from the hospital in Lincoln Tuesday afternoon to the family home on the Baumann farm east of the city, where funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, conducted by Evangelist Lew I. Hill of ...... (there is a chunk of this obit missing at this point) ..... Mrs Tolle and son accompanied by Fred A. Baumann, departed Wednesday evining with the remains for West Union, Ohio, for interment, in the cemetery there.

Arrived At Seaman

     The remains and friends arrived at Seaman, where Undertaker Cornelius took charge. The following day they proceded to West Union where funeral services were held in the Methodist church conducted by Rev. Luke Davis. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The People's Defender 6 June 1921
The second obit seems to be from a Mt Pulaski Illinois paper
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.



Bessie Boyd Short

     Bessie Boyd Short, the daughter of Chancey and Goldie Custer Tolle, was born in Adams County, January 7, 1904, and departed this life in Adams County Hospital, July 6, 1972, at the age of 68 years.
     In her early life she united with the Fairview Church near Tranquility. More than forty years ago, she moved to Winchester to make her home and transferred her membership to the Winchester Presbyterian Church. She taught the Junior Workers Sunday School Class for more than twenty years and was faithful member of all the church's organizations.
     After moving to Winchester, she took beauty school training and had owned and operated her own shop in Winchester for forty-one years, having retired only a few months ago.
     Bessie was active in all community activities and organizations and was never too tired or busy to help a friend. To know her, was to love her. She was a member of the following organizations: Royal Neighbors and White Shrine of Hillsboro, Order of Eastern Star, Past Matrons Club, American legion Auxillary, Daughters of 1812, Winchester Art Club, Homemakers Club No. 1, Progress Class Methodist Church, Eastern Star Twenty-Eight Club, Last Man's Club of Adams County and the Adams County Hospital Auxillary.
     She was united in marriage on September 14, 1922 to James Boyd. To this union, two children were born. Her husband and eldest son preceded her in death.
     On July 7, 1957, she was united in marriage to Truman M. Short, who survives.
     Survivors also include her son, Leo A. Boyd; daughter-in-law, Boots, and a granddaughter, Peggy; three stepsons, Charles, Howard and Bobby Short; two daughters-in-law, Mable and Mildred Short; three step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs Eula Wamsley of Peebles, Ohio, and numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Card of Thanks

     The family wishes to express its appreciation to Dr. Kenneth Jee, the Adams County Hospital for their services. To the many relatives and friends, we are indeed grateful and appreciative of their words of comfort and expressions of sympathy during our sorrow.

The people's Defender, Wst Union, Adams County, Ohio July 1972
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.


Flossie Mae McDaniel Moore

     Flossie Mae McDaniel Moore, 98 passed away Sunday, March 10, at the Meadowwood Nursing Home in Georgetown.
     She was born July 10, 1897, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Belle (Wilson) Tolle. She was also preceded in death by her husbands Arthur McDaniel on July 17, 1929, and Glen Moore on June 15, 1960.
     Mrs Moore was a member of the Country side Church of Christ.
     She is survived by a son, Dale McDaniel of Georgetown; three daughters, Dorothy Potts of Dover, Ethel Dean Kimmerly of West Union, and Nora Belle Morehead of Cleveland; 11 Grand-children; 19 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren, and several great-great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, at the Ellis-Beam Funeral Home in West Union, with Walt Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be in the West Union Cemetery.
     Memorials may be made to the Countryside Church of christ 468 Tranquility Pike, Seaman, Ohio 45679.



     Flossie Tolle McDaniel Moore, daughter of Stephen A. and Anna Belle Tolle , was born July 10, 1897, near Lawshe, Ohio, and departed this life March 10, 1996, in the Meadowwood Nursing Home in Georgetown, Ohio, at the age of 98 years and eight months.
     She was a member of the former Lawshe Church of Christ, where she was immersed in the Ohio Brush Creek during the ministry of Frank Faust, october 3, 1914. Her family held her 90th birthday celebration at the Lawshe Church of Christ, which is now the Countryside Church of Christ.
     On January 4, 1917, she was united in marriage to Arthur McDaniel. They were blessed with five children; one son, Dale McDaniel (and daughter-in-law, Jean McDaniel) of Georgetown, Ohio; four daughters, Dorothy Potts of Dover, Ohio; Dean Kimmerly of West Union, Ohio; Wanda Bowermaster,, deceased; Nora Belle Moorhead (and son-in-law, Paul Moorhead) of Cleveland, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grand children. On the occasion of the birth of the first child in each of her children's homes, she went to stay and help with her new grandchild, as she did with several others of her grand children. Six generations of Flossie's family were living prior to her passing away.
     Flossie was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Arthur, and her second husband, Glenn Moore, whom she married September 25, 1948, and her six brothers; Edward, Charles, Chancey, Carey, Ora and Dellie Tolle. Flossie was the only daughter in her parents family of seven children. She always called her mother "Mommy." flossie was known as an excellent cook and baker of especially good pies. She always took her turn having the preacher home for dinner. She worked hard at vegetable gardening, canning, and making hot yeast biscuits. She was always busy working to raise her five children alone after Arthur died when her oldest child was 10 and the youngest was born shortly after his death. she had little time to herself, and no doubt did without many things in order to provide for her family. But she liked to play with her children when she had the time, loved to play Chinese checkers one on one, and did a great deal of quilting. She enjoyed her family tremendously. Some of the highlights of her life were the Tolle family reunions every year (she was the oldest one there) and trips to Florida and Colorado to see family members.
     Flossie's life was not an easy one. She endured many hardships, including the home farm brning down, doing without electricity for a long time, and raising her own family as well as working outside the home to care for the elderly and ill (some of whom were younger than she!). Flossie is especially remembered for her strength through the years, and her strong faith in God. She read the Bible through at least three times, and loved a life of Christioan love. She was wonderful xample to all who knew her.


     We extend our sincere thanks to those who expressed their sympathy to our family by their presence at visitation and services, sent foon, flowers, cards, memorial gifts, and for all the prayers offered in our behalf. Thanks also to Dr. Aina and the Adams County Hospital employees, Dr. Jeff Donohoo and the Meadowwood Nursing Home employees, the Ellis-Beam Funeral Home for their service, Rev. Scott Graham for his solo and prayer, and Rev. Walt Chamberlain for his comforting words.
May God Bless each one of you.

The Family of Flossie McDaniel Moore -- Dorthy Potts, Dean Kimmerly, Dale McDaniel, Nora Belle Moorhead and families.

The People's Defender, Adams County, Ohio March 1996
Contributed by Dolly (Mahaffey) Tolle and Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.


DEAD: Miss Sarah Tolle, of Manchester, born in Lewis County, age 70 years, was found dead in her porch swing by children passing her home. She complained of being tired at the end of the day after attending to her usual household affairs and went to the swing for rest.

The Sun, Vanceburg, Kentucky 28 May 914
Contributed by Arnold L. Tolle.

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