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Joseph E. Self

London [Ohio] Times, Thurs 31 Aug 1893, p.3, c.3:

Joseph E. Self, the brick mason, died at his home on South Oak street, Tuesday night of typhoid fever. The funeral was held Thursday morning, Rev. W. L. Slutz officiating, and the remains were taken to Oak Hill cemetery. The deceased was born in London, Nov. 23, 1857 and was the son of John Brown, who lost his life in the late war while fighting for the Union cause. His mother died before the war and when but a boy he was adopted by James Self. In 1879 he married Miss Lettie Davisson, who with four children survive him. He also has two brothers, John Brown, of Big Plain, and Peter C. Brown, of Hannibal, Mo. Mr. Self always lived in London where he was well and favorably known.

Madison County Democrat [London, Ohio], Weds 30 Aug 1893, p.8, c. 3:

Of the Grim Reaper who Harvests at All Seasons.
After a protracted illness of more than six weeks Joseph Self, the well known brick mason, breathed his last at five minutes after 10 o’clock last night at his home on Oak street. The cause of death was an attack of typhoid fever complicated with other ailments. The deceased was known as Joseph Self, though his real name was Brown. He was adopted by Mr. James Self, the brick mason and building contractor, who has no children, when he was only four years of age, and has ever since been to his a dutiful son. Joe has grown up in our midst and his pleasant ways and social disposition made friends of all who knew him. He would have been 39 years of age had he lived until the approaching November.
The deceased was united in marriage with Lettie Davisson in October, 1879, and five children were born to them — two sons and two daughters surviving. The afflicted family have the sympathy of the this entire community.
The funeral services will be held tomorrow (Thursday) forenoon at 10 o’clock and the burial, takes place at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Submitted by David C. F. Davisson

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