John Adams Myrtle Obituary
Steuben Republican Newspaper
Myrtle, for many years a resident of Angola, where he was widely known
vocation as a printer, and at one time owner and publisher of the
Republican, died at the home of his son Fred, in Oak Park, Illinois,
September 3, 1920. The remains were
brought to Angola
and interment with burial service conducted by Rev. John Humfreys, was
the Circle Hill cemetery beside his wife who died many years ago.
was born in Norwalk, Huron
County, Ohio, February 4th, 1840,
80 years, 6 months and 29 days old at the time of his death. He was married to Rosetta Ingersol at Pleasant
Lake, Indiana, July 2, 1865, who died July 24, 1893.
He is survived by their five children; Dallas
A., May, Franklin, Alta R., and Frederick J., also by 14 grandchildren
Myrtle’s father died when he was but three years old and his early life
beset by many hardships. In 1857, when
17 years of age, he began learning the printing trade in Mansfield,
In 1864 he came to Angola
to assist O. W. Parish in the publication of the Steuben Republican,
and a year
later purchased the Republican from Mr. Parish.
For many years he was interested in its publication. He was connected with the printing business
various ways for nearly fifty years. In
1906 he went to Oak Park, Illinois,
and has since made his home there with his son, Frederick J.
Note: The correct
marriage date from the Steuben County, Indiana marriage records is 4 July 1865.