Matthew Elder Meek - Grandfather of Nora Emily Linton

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Harry E. Linton - Father of Nora Emily Linton

(Page Last Updated:  2008-02-10 )

Death Notices

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  1. Death Notice for August Erbland - 1886
  2. "In Memorium" to Will L. Brown - 1959
  3. Death Notice for Will L. Brown - 1959
  4. Essay on 'Papa Brown' by Nancy Dively
  5. Death Notice for Charles S. Erbland
  6. Death Notice for Anna R. Erbland (nee Leoppke)
  7. Death Notice for Stewart Erbland, Infant son of Charles and Nora.
  8. Death Notice for Magdalena Miller (nee Erbland)
  9. Death Notice for James Eaton (husband of Nancy Meek), 1847
  10. Sarah Linton (nee Meek) Death Notice 1881
  11. Death Notice for Nancy Eaton (nee Meek), 1889
  12. Death Notice for Mathew Elder Meek 1907
  13. Death Notice for Maude Brown, 1929
  14. Death Notice for Mary Hildenbrand, 1934
  15. Death Notice for Frank Beight, 1940
  16. Death Notice for Pauline Ruth Kolp (nee Brown), 1973
  17. Death Notice for Pearl Brown (nee Warburton), 1973
  18. "In Memorium" for King Brown, 1974
  19. Funeral Card from the funeral of Kingsley Theodore Brown.
  20. Death Notice for Rosalie T. Erbland (nee Polizzi), 1979
  21. Death Notice for Wilbur Erbland, 1987
  22. Death Notice for Richard A. Erbland, 2004

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This Death Notice for August Erbland appeared in The Canton Repository, Dec. 21, 1886, Page 4.  August was working in the moulding department of C. Aultman & Co. at the time of his death.  His job was to carry a heavy laddle, containing molten metal, from the furnace to the molds.  He had a heart attack in the midst of his work and when he dropped the laddle, the molten metal spilled on him, burning his leg severely.  The cause of death, was attributed to "Disease of Heart". "C. Aultman & Co." (founded by Cornelius Aultman) manufactured agricultural equipment, including threshing machines, mowers, reapers, selfbinders, steam engines, etc.  "C. Aultman & Co." filed on 25-SEP-1865 to do business under that name and was issued Ohio Registration No. 31191. An 1893 catalogue was sold on eBay but I have no knowledge of who bought it.. 
Death Notice for August Erbland, The Canton Repository, Dec. 21, 1886, Page 4
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An In Memoriam for Will L. Brown  appeared in the Newsletter of the Community Christian Church of North Canton Ohio in 1959.  The mast head of the newsletter was scanned separately from the In Memoriam text and it was not positioned like this in the original newsletter. The complete newsletter was too long to scan and display in its entirety. 
"In Memoriam" to Will L Brown - 1959

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Will Lincoln Brown died 08-OCT-1959.  He was the husband of Maude Brown (nee Jeffrey).  They were the parents of Terry Will, Marion Arline, Kingsley Theodore and Pauline Ruth, all of whom were born in Versailles, Cattaraugus County, NY.
Obituary for Will Lincolon Brown, 1959
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Papa Brown” was “Will Lincoln Brown”, was the son of Elisha & Marion Eliza Brown (nee Hills), husband of Maude Brown (nee Jeffrey) and father of Terry, Marion, Kingsley and Pauline. Will Brown, born 22-SEP-1863, died 08-OCT-1959, while living with his daughter, Pauline Kolp (nee Brown), at the Kolp house on West Park Boulevard, North Canton, Ohio.  This essay was written by Nancy Dively, shortly after Will Brown's death, in response to a high school class assignment to produce a character study.  Nancy was a neighbour of the Kolp's and a classmate of Larry Kolp, Will's grandson, who also wrote a character study about Will in response to the assignment.  A transcript of Nancy's essay is available in PDF format.
nancy Dively's essay on 'Papa' Brown
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Death Notice for Charles S. Erbland as it appeared in the Canton Repository, Sept. 6, 1954 edition.  The newspaper pages were not numbered but, by counting forward from page one, this obituary appeared on page 28, at the bottom of column 1 and top of column 2.
Obituary for Charles S. Erbland

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Anna R. Erbland (nee Leoppke) was the wife of Charles S. Erbland. She died 19-FEB-1938. They had three children, Charles, Wilbur and Richard. She was stepmother to five children from Charles's first marriage. Anna was born in Germany of parents Jacob and Rosalie Leoppke. 
Newspaper death notice for Anna R. Erbland (nee Leoppke) Newspaper Obituary for Anna R. Erbland, wife of Charles S. Erbland
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Charles Stewart Erbland died of Scarlet Fever as a 2-year old.  He was born in 11-JAN-1901.  His parents were Charles Erbland and Nora Emily Linton.  This obituary was from the Evening Repository (Canton, Ohio) dated 15-JAN-1903.
Obituary for Stewart Erbland, 2-year old son of Nora and Charles Erbland
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Death Notice as it appeared in the newspaper in 1944.  Magdalena was the daughter of Fred A. Erbland and Margaret Phillippi and the granddaughter of August Erbland and Anna Marie Gerber.  Magdalena also had a brother, Frederick Erbland.
Obituary notice for Magdalene Miller (nee Erbland) - 1944
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James Eaton was married to Nancy Meek, daughter of Samuel Meek (b. 1772). According to this 1847 obituary, James Eaton was b. 05-SEP-1806 and d. 12-APR-1847.  He was killed as a result of an accident when a team of horses that he was driving bolted and threw him out of the wagon. It is not known what newspaper was the source of this clipping.
Obituary for James Eaton, husband of Nancy Meek, 1847
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Sarah Linton's (nee Meek) obituary appeared in The Canton Daily Repository, Thursday Evening April 14, 1881.
Sarah Linton's (nee Meek) obituary 14-APR-1881
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Nancy Eaton (nee Meek), b. 10-APR-1811, d. 20-JAN-1889.  Nancy Meek married James Eaton on 28-MAR-1833.  Nancy Eaton died at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth Beight (nee Eaton), who was married to Frank Beight.  Nancy Eaton was the daughter of Samuel Meek (b. 1772) and Elizabeth Walker and a sister to Samuel Meek (b. 1804). It is not known what newspaper served as the source for this clipping.
Obituary for Nancy Eaton (nee Meek)
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Mathew Elder Meek died 08-JAN-1907 and his obituary appeared on page 10 of the Canton Repository dated 09-JAN-1907.  His given name was incorrectly spelled in the death notice with two "t's"; that is, as "Matthew". He was living at 1223 South Cleveland Ave. at the time of his death.  (As of 2002, this address is known as 1225 Cleveland Ave. S.W. but the original Meek house is now gone.)  The obituary's reference to "Mrs. Laura Eberland" is thought to be in error. Mathew Elder Meek was survived by his granddaughter "Mrs. Nora Erbland". Nora was a blood-related granddaughter and not an adopted daughter, however, Nora's mother had died when Nora was only 5 months old and Mathew Elder Meek raised Nora as though she were his daughter.  According to the Canton City Directories, Nora, along with her husband Charles, continued to live with Mathew Elder Meek from the time of their marriage in 1901 until 1907.  The Canton City Directory for 1906-07 (microfilm image #1717), is the last one to show Nora and Charles living with Mathew Elder Meek at 1223 S. Cleveland Ave. The Directory for 1907-08, shows Nora and Charles living at 119 Graham, separate from Nora's grandfather. Mathew Elder Meek also raised another girl as though she were his daughter. This girl was referred to as "Ida Meek" but her actual name was Ida Detimore. According to Erbland family oral history, Ida's parents had perished in a house fire. It is part of that tradition that Ida was never legally adopted by Mathew Elder Meek although many people, including her, thought that she had been. Apparently Ida only learned that she had not been officially adopted when her blood relationship to the Meeks became part of an inheritance dispute later in life. In addition to his daughter, Kate Bostick, referred to in the obituary, Mathew Elder Meek and his wife Nancy Jane Shaffer had three other children (Sidnah C., Sarah A. and Alice), all three of whom died before their father. Perhaps the foregoing, somewhat unusual circumstances could be the source of the apparent error/confusion in this obituary.
Obituary for Matthew Elder Meek - 1907
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The death notice for Maude Belle Brown (nee Jeffrey) appeared in The Evening Repository (Canton, Ohio) dated "THURSDAY APRIL 18, 1929".
Obituary for Maude Brown - 1929-04-18
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Mary Hildenbrand  was born Anna Marie Gerber in canton Bern, Switzerland, in 1855. Her 1st husband was August Erbland, whom she married on 16-APR-1874. They had 7 children. Her 2nd husband was Joseph Wyss, with whom she had 3 children. Her 3rd husband was Fred Hildenbrand and they had no children. This death notice appeared in The Canton Repository, August 2, 1934, on page Twelve. 

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Frank Beight's second wife, Elizabeth Eaton and Donald Erbland are 1st cousins 3 times removed. Their common ancestors are Samuel Meek (b. 1772) and Elizabeth A Walker.  Samuel Meek (b. 1772) was the grandfather of Mathew Elder Meek.  This obituary for Frank Beight appeared 13-APR-1940.
Frank Beight Obituary
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Pauline Ruth Kolp (nee Brown) was the daughter of Will Lincoln. Brown and Maude Belle Brown.  She was born 11-APR-1904 in Versailles, Cattaraugus County, NY and died 18-NOV-1973 in North Canton, Ohio.  She married William E. (Bill) Kolp on 02-OCT-1929. Their children were Rick Kolp and Lawrence A. (Larry) Kolp. The death notice for Pearl W. Brown was also on the same page of this same edition of the newspaper. Part of it is at the top of column 3.  (See next entry.)
Death Notice for Pauline Kolp (nee Brown)
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Pearl W. Brown (nee Warburton) was the wife of Kingsley Brown, and therefore, the sister-in-law of Pauline Ruth Kolp (nee Brown). She died 19-NOV-1973. This Death Notice was in the Canton Repository, Monday, November 19, 1973, Page 20, bottom of column 2 and continued on top of column 3, along with the death notice for Pauline Kolp. (See preceding entry.) 
Death Notice for Pearl Brown (nee Warburton)
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Kingsley Theodore Brown, was the husband of Pearl Brown (nee Warburton) and the son of Maude and Will Brown.  This appeared in the East Ohio Gas Company magazine. He was born 04-JUN-1901 and died 14-JUN-1974.  He is buried at the North Canton Cemetery, Pittsburgh Road, North Canton, Stark County, Ohio.  He was known as "King" rather than "Kingsley".
This Memorium appeared in the East Ohio Gas Company magazine.  Kingsley, son of Will & Maude Brown, died 14-JUN-1974
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This funeral card from Kingsley Brown's funeral shows the arrangements for that service and for his burial.
Funeral card for the funeral service of Kingsley Theodore Brown.
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Rosalie T. Erbland (nee Polizzi) died in July 1979.  She was married to Wilbur Erbland and they had 4 children.
Death Notice for Rosalie T. Erbland (nee Polizzi) died in July 1979.

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Wilbur Erbland's Death Notice appeared in the Fostoria, Ohio,"Review Times" newspaper on, 10-MAY-1987. Wilbur (b. 16-DEC-1921, d. 10-May-1987) was the son of Charles S. Erbland and his second wife, Anna R. Leoppke.  Wilbur was married to Rosalie T. Polizzi and they had four children.
Wilbur Erbland's Death Notice - 1987

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The death notice for Richard A. Erbland was published in The Advocate newspaper, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on 15-JAN-2004.  This is a transcription of that notice.  Richard was the son of Charles Samuel Erbland and Anna R. Leoppke.
Death Notice for Richard A. Erbland
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