Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: William H. Neill, Pioneer Resident of Erie County

William H. Neill was born in Maryland in 1827. He moved with his family to Erie County, Ohio when he was a child. In 1858, William H. Neill married Catherine Sheldon. According to the book  A STANDARD HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, William H. Neill was a prosperous farmer in Erie County, Ohio, known for his fine flock of Merino sheep. On December 4, 1909, William H. Neill died at the age of 82. He was survived by his wife, sons William and John, and a daughter, Mrs. A. H. Ransom. A son, Thomas Neill, preceded him in death. William H. Neill was buried in the North Ridge section of Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio.

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