John Adams Myrtle Obituary

Steuben Republican Newspaper

September 1920




            John Adams Myrtle, for many years a resident of Angola, where he was widely known by his vocation as a printer, and at one time owner and publisher of the Steuben Republican, died at the home of his son Fred, in Oak Park, Illinois, Friday, September 3, 1920.  The remains were brought to Angola and interment with burial service conducted by Rev. John Humfreys, was made in the Circle Hill cemetery beside his wife who died many years ago. 

            Mr. Myrtle was born in Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, February 4th, 1840, and was 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 and six great grandchildren. 

            Mr. Myrtle’s father died when he was but three years old and his early life was beset by many hardships.  In 1857, when 17 years of age, he began learning the printing trade in Mansfield, Ohio.  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 in Angola in 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.