Notes for Helen Metcalf DENNIS


Obituary found in the Licking County Genealogical Society Library obituary file
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MRS. HELEN M. WEBER
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Mrs. Helen Metcalf (Dennis) Weber, 79, widow of the late William Weber, died
at 7 a. m. Friday in the Hudson Avenue Nursing Home. She had been a patient
since suffering a broken hip a year ago, in the Newark Hospital and in Hudson
Avenue Nursing Home.
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She was born in Newark April 12, 1871, the daughter of the late Joel and Emma
(Metcalf) Dennis. Her father, a former attorney in Newark, lived in Elmwood
Avenue which was until later years the home of Mrs. Weber. Her husband was a
Newark tailor by trade. Her brother, Edson B. Dennis, who lived in Columbus,
died several years ago, and she is the last member of her immediate family,
being survived only by distant cousins.
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Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Monday at 63 West Main Street, by the
Rev. M. B. Maharg of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be made in
Cedar Hill Cemetery.
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Notes for Joel M. DENNIS


Per 1880 census - visiting or living with Joel and Emma was Emma's sister Helen
Metcalf, age 20, single, born in Ohio, no occupation.
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Per Licking County Death Records, book 3, 1901-1908, p. 92:
Cause of death: paralysis
Was single at time of death
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Obituary found in the Licking County Genealogical Society obituary file:
"Mr. Joel M. Dennis, one of the oldest practitioners at the Licking county
bar, died at his home, No. 141 Elm street, at 2:25 o'clock Monday afternoon as
was briefly announced in last Tuesday's Advocate.
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Joel M. Dennis was born in Farquier county, Virginia, July 3, 1832, and was 69
years old at the time of his death. With his parents he removed to Licking
county in 1835, and has been a resident ever since. He was married to Miss
Emma M. Metcalf, also of Licking county, and three children were born, Edson
B., who studied law with his father, and who now lives in Columbus, where he
is legal advisor and credit man in the Green Joyce Dry Goods Company, Frank
M., who died in infancy, and Helen M., who lives at home. The widow also
survives.
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Mr. Dennis sudied law with the firm of Case  & Brumback, and was admitted to
practice law in 1858, and has been in business in Newark ever since.
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In 1860 and again in 1862 Mr. Dennis was elected and served the city
faithfully as City Solicitor, and his administration of the office of Mayor in
1866 and 1867 was characterized by the same conscientious care.
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For years Mr. Dennis had been a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity,
and was a past master in Newark lodge No. 97, F. & A. M. and a member of
Warren Chapter No. 6, R. A. M.
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He was also a valued member of the Licking county Bar Association.
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His practice was extensive while he was actively engaged, and was made up
mostly of clients who consulted him in the office, concerning affairs
involving large pecuniary interests, and he was recognized by them, as well as
brother members of the profession, as a safe, conservative and careful
counsellor.
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The funeral was under the auspices of Newark Lodge F. & A. M. and Warren
Chapter No. 6, R. A. M., at -- o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. L. S. Boyce
officiating."
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