Stillwater Valley News
January 15, 1930
Samuel S. Barnhart
Death who is no respecter of persons came very suddenly to the home of
Samuel Barnhart and called him to answer the last summons.
On Wednesday morning, January 8, 1930 he entered in beyond the vail from
whence no traveller ever returns. He was the son of Samuel H. and Mary
Fisher Barnhart and of a family of five children, two of whom have preceded
him in death.
Mr. Barnhart was born in Covington July 12, 1852 and has lived here all of
his life following the trade of barbering for more than thirty-five years.
He was married to Miss Martha Teach in 1883 and to them were born five
children one of whom preceded the father in death. Charles died in
1922. Those who remain to mourn their father's death are Mrs. Ruth
Landis, Mrs. Helen Buck and Harry and George Barnhart all of Covington.
Besides the widow and children, there are left eight grandchildren and one
brother and one sister besides many other relatives and friends.
During the war Mr. Barnhart sold out his barber business and was employed in
other ways from that time until about two years ago. Most of that time
he was employed in the furniture factory at Piqua. For several months
his health has been failing somewhat but the end came as a surprise to the
family as his condition did not seem serious.
He was a man who was very active in lodge circles having been a member of
the Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows and Red Men all of Covington. He
was also a member of the Covington Christian Church. His was a very
cheerful disposition having a smile that did not wear off easily. He
was also industrious, working steadily past the time that many men retire
from active work.
"The child who enters life comes not with knowledge or intent,
So those who enter death must go as little children went.
Nothing is known. But I believe that God is overhead;
As life is to the living, so death is to the dead."
January 31, 1930
Resolutions of a Deceased Member of Amokee Tribe
Imp'd O. R. M. Covington, Ohio January 16, 1930
Whereas it has pleased the Great Spirit in his
infinite wisdom to remove from us our Brother S. S. Barnhart, a charter member
of our Tribe, and whereas we have been summoned by the messenger called death
to mourn the loss of a loved one, we shall miss him, his warm hand shakes, his
beaming smiles and his jolly disposition and whereas: Through his Death
we have lost a true and upright Brother, The family a kind, true, and
affectionate husband and father. Therefore be it resolved that Amokee
Tribe No. 132 Imp'd O. R. M. tender to the bereaved family our heart felt
sympathy in this their time of sorrow. We pray Kishe Manitau's richest
blessings may abide with them, how well he fell asleep, like some proud river
widening toward the sea, calmly, grandly, silently and deep, life joined
Resolved that a copy of the Resolutions be sent to
the family, to our city papers for publications and spread upon the records of
Jay O'Donnell, Geo. Hollopeter
C. G. Kraus, Committee
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