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Todd Funeral Home


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William Todd was born in 1872 at Archer’s Fork. He died June 9, 1939. He married Nina E. Heintzelman Deshler born 1876 and died in 1938. They had a foster son Floyd Deshler, son of Arthur and Anna Deshler.

The Todd’s came back from East Liverpool, Ohio to live in Newport between 1911 and 1919. They lived in a house that is now owned by Alice Binegar. Mr. Todd later built what is now the home of James Rouse. He had a funeral home on Greene Street. It was situated where Ed Brown and Raymond Hoff’s homes are now located. He stored caskets in the Splinter Inn building.

Mr. Todd used 36 white Arabian horses for his funeral business. He also had closed-in cabs for mourners and families, and a beautiful fancy hearse with a driver seat high in front. All the horses and equipment were sold at public auction.

 

William J. Todd Obituary:

William J. Todd 65, funeral and undertaker at Newport, son of William and Julia Wells Todd born in Deucher in Independence Township on February 25, 1874 and spent his earlier life in Independence Township.

He was engaged as an undertaker and funeral director for about thirty-five years, for the greater part of the time at Newport. He was engaged in the business at East Liverpool, for a number of years, returning to Newport in recent years.

He is survived by his wife, Nina B. Bacon, who he married at East Liverpool in 1904 and four sisters, Elizabeth Alison, Hattie Todd, Dorothy Ellefritz, and Hannah Todd. Floyd Dreshler was reared in the Todd home.


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