Obit: Wood County Daily Sentinel 20 May 1907 pg 1 c 7:
" Hamlet to City - -Mrs. Emily Button Saw Evoluton of This Place --Death Claims Another Pioneer of Bowling Green; After residing in Bowling Green for nearly half a century, Mrs. Emily S. Button passed away Sunday night 9:30 at her home on Conneaut Ave. She had suffered much during her last illness but had shown a fortitude and endurance which sustained her life beyond the time expected. The funeral services will be held at the home on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock , Rev E.E. Rogers officiating. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. In the event of her daughter, Mrs. George Parks, being able to reach here by Thursday, the obsequites will be deferred until that day. The deceased was a native of Ohio, being born in Kirkland, east of Cleveland, November 27th, 1832. Her maiden name was Wells. In 1855 she became the wife of Charles F. BUTTON. They went from Kirkland to Rock Creek, Ohio where Mr. Button conducted a general store for three years. In 1858 they removed to Bowling Green and he established a general store in the then hamlet. For sometime they conducted a hotel on West Wooster Street. She was a thrifty woman with an abundance of good sense and a kindly disposition which made her a favorite with her neighbors and friends. Mr. Button's death occurred several months ago But she leaves several children. Mrs. C. M. Raymond of New York City; Fred, the landlord of Hotel Millikin; Mrs. George Parks of Atlanta, Ga.; Jennie who resides at home; Will, of Birmingham, Ala.; Bertha and Frank who lived with their mother. Besides these she is survived by three brothers and a sister: Charles Wells of Tabor, Ia.; John, Henry and Martha Wells of Kirkland, O."
Obit: Wood County Daily Sentinel 23 May 1907 pg 1 c 3: "Funeral of Mrs. Button: Sweet spoken words, beautiful clusters of flowers amd floral creations and many friends with moistened eyes crowding the home of the bereaved family noted the passing of one of Bowling Green's pioneer residents. The memorial over all that was earthly of the late Mrs. Emily Button was conducted by Rev. E.E. Rogers, at the family home on Conneaut avenue, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. A bower of roses, carnations and ferns sheltered the casket, and Mrs. J. N. Easley of the Presbyterian choir, rendered two touching numbers. The services were simple, impressive, a beautiful prayer being followed by a short scriptural quotation and memorial."
Note: Emily Wells was born in Kirtland, Lake county, Ohio near where I grew up. Kirtland is mis-spelled in the above obituaries. Please contact me with any additional information -email mksroots at juno.com
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