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Mansfield Daily Shield -- 10 November 1892


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Transcribed and submitted by Amy E. Armstrong from the original paper held by the Sherman Room at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

HON. G.W. GEDDES DEAD -- A Distinguished Citizen of Ohio Passes Away -- After a lingering illness of many weeks, the greater part of which time the sufferer was hovering between life and death, Judge Geo. W. Geddes, at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, died at his home on Spring Mill Street.  Judge Geddes' death, from the nature of his ailment and his condition, was not unexpected, but the loss to the community, irrespective of party, is almost irreparable.  George Washington Geddes was born July 16, 1824, at Mt. Vernon and was 68 years, 3 months and 23 days old at the time of his death.  The deceased spent the greater part of his active life in this city, where he was highly respected by all who knew him and received many deserved honors from the people of this district through the Democratic party.  In 1845 Mr. Geddes, having been admitted to the bar, came to this city and formed a partnership in the practice of law with Hon. James Stewart in 1847.  In 1850 Mr. Stewart was elected Judge of the Common Pleas court and Mr. Geddes formed a partnership with Hon. Jacob Brinkerhoff.  In 1855 Mr. Brinkerhoff was elected to the Supreme bench of the state.  In 1856 Mr. Geddes was elected Judge of the Common Pleas court.  He presided on the bench until 1866 and his decisions were marked by clearness and justice.  In 1868 he was again elected Judge of the Common Pleas court.  In 1872 he was nominated for the Supreme bench, without solicitation on his part, but was defeated.  He then formed a partnership with Judge J.W. Jenner, of this city, and Col. M.R. Dickey, now of Cleveland.  In 1878 Judge Geddes was nominated for Congress from the 15th. district on the 1,255th. ballot and was re-elected three times.  The deceased, in 1848, married a Miss Lemon, of Ashland County, who with two sons, James I. and George W., survive him.  The Richland County Bar Association held a meeting in the court room this morning on account of the death of Judge Geddes.  Judge D. Dirlam was called to the chair and J.P. Henry was selected secretary.  On motion the following committee was appointed on resolutions:  D. Dirlam, H.P. Davis, Gen. R. Brinkerhoff, S.E. Jenner, Samuel Marriott and Judge M. May.  Judge Lewis Brucker, Gen. R. Brinkerhoff and Judge N.M. Wolfe were appointed floral committee.  Upon motion it was decided that the bar attend the funeral in a body.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. R.T. Stevenson officiating.  The pall-bearers will be selected from the Bar Association and Mansfield Commandery, No. 21, of which the deceased has been a member for many years.

LEGAL NOTICE -- The undersigned assignee in trust for the benefit of the creditors of Noah Aarons, will offer for sale at public auction in bulk, at the store, No. 15 North Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio, on the 14th. day of November, 1892, between the hours of ten and two on said day, the personal property of said assignee, consisting of hats, caps, clothing, trunks, gents furnishing goods, being his entire stock of goods and fixtures.  The entire stock and fixtures is appraised at $16,636.30.  This entire stock will be sold at bulk to highest bidder at not less than two-thirds of the appraisement.  The store will be open for intending purchasers to impact stock at all reasonable hours.  Terms of sale cash on day at sale.  -- C.E. McBRIDE, Assignee of Noah Aarons.

J.A. Cliffs, of Ashland, was in the city last evening.

Mrs. J.P. Seward, who has been very sick for some time, is slowly improving.

Geo. M. Laver was sworn in as a deputy sheriff this morning to assist Sheriff Tressel in the present rush of business.

Miss Effie May, of St. Marys, Canada, and Mrs. T.J. May, of London, Eng., are visiting their sister, Mrs. B.F. Harding, of East Fourth Street.

Maj. J.S. Hedges and wife will give a reception at their residence on Park Avenue West, Friday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Williams.

Hon. M.D. Harter has received at least 300 congratulatory messages yesterday and today.  A few only of them appear in this paper.

And Jim Stewart elected too and he will have the glorious privilege of creating his vote in the electoral college for Grover Cleveland.  Hurrah and a tiger for Jim.



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