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."
 

 Stillwater Valley News

January 31, 1930
 
Resolutions of a Deceased Member of Amokee Tribe No. 132
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 Eternity.
 
Resolved that a copy of the Resolutions be sent to the family, to our city papers for publications and spread upon the records of our Tribe.
 
Respectfully Submitted
Jay O'Donnell, Geo. Hollopeter
C. G. Kraus, Committee

 

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