Jonathan Lodwick, age 83, highly esteemed pioneer of the city and Ohltown,
passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. W. Giffen, Cedar Street at
8:30 on Thursday morning following an illness of several weeks with the
infirmities of age. Mr. Lodwick came to Niles to live with his daughter after
the death of his second wife which occurred three years ago. He was born in
Austintown and had spent practically all of his life in Austintown and
Ohltown. He was a veteran of the Civil War, a member of the Methodist church
and is survived by the following children:
Sherman Lodwick of Azusa, Cal., Mrs. Valera Burton of Struthers, Mrs. W. W.
Giffen and Miss Ella Lodwick of Niles, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Lodwick,
eleven grand children, and four great-grandchildren. A brother, George
Lodwick of Youngstown is 86 years old and a sister, Mrs. Jane Allen of
Lordstown is 89 years of age. Funeral services in the home of Attorney and
Mrs. Giffen on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 will be private. Rev. J. H. Lawther
will officiate and burial will be made in Ohltown cemetery.
On Saturday afternoon at 2:30, private services were held over the remains of
the late Jonathan Lodwick, pioneer resident of the district, who passed away
on Wednesday morning. The services were held in the home of his daughter,
Mrs. W. W. Giffen, Cedar Street and Rev. J. H. Lawther was in charge. Members
of McPherson Post of the G. A. R. of Niles and Tod Post of Youngstown were in
attendance at the services. The ritualistic service of the G. A.R. was read
by Commander Waddell of Tod Post and the eulogy was delivered by W. B. Mason
of Niles. Members of William McKinley Post Of The American Legion served as
pall bearers, Harry Chamberlain, Roy Swift, Leo Gillmer, Earl Wireman, Frank
Rounds and George Sammons.
The young soldiers went to the cemetery and sounded the taps and reveille
over the grave. Interment took place in the Ohltown Cemetery.
Date of death: Dec. 21, 1921
Source: Warren Tribune - December 23,1921 - page 4:1 and Dec. 27, 1921 - 4:1 - Warren, Ohio
Submitted by Catherine Timlin-Hebb