Stillwater Valley News
July 30, 1934
Former Covington Publisher Dies
William F. Cantwell
Dies Sunday At Masonic Home In Springfield>
Funeral Rites Tuesday Afternoon
Word was received here this morning of the death of William F. Cantwell, former editor of the Covington Gazette, which occurred at the Masonic Home in Springfield Sunday. The first newspaper published in Covington published in Covington was published by Seneca W. Ely, who later sold it to William A. Browne, who founded the Greenville Advocate. Mr. Cantwell purchased the "Stillwater Valley Gazette" from Browne in May 1883 and operated the paper for many years until its consolidation with the Tribune. the press upon which the paper was published is now in a museum in Columbus. Mr. Cantwell came here from Dayton, Kentucky with his aged mother and with her resided on Wall Street; later his brother Robert joined the owner and assisted in the mechanical labor in the print shop. The publishing and job work was done on the third floor of the Shellaberger building. The Tribune owned and published by A. L. and W. L. Marlin, was consolidated with the Gazette in around 1907. W. F. Cantwell was a member of F.& A.M. Lodge No. 168. After the consolidation of the Gazette with the Tribune, Mr. Cantwell resided for awhile with his brother Robert, and later became an inmate of the Masonic Home at Springfield, O. Funeral rites will be held at Rickey Memorial Building, Masonic Home Springfield, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock and interment will be made in the Masonic cemetery in Springfield.
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