R. M. Range, a well-known and highly esteemed
citizen, of Bloomfield township, died Thursday, April 11th, at 2 a.m., at
his home near Lincolnville, aged 54 years. Death was caused by paralysis of
the brain, resulting from the effects of a severe attack of the grip. Mr.
Range attended the inauguration at Washington, not being well at the time
and had been very ill ever since.
Deceased was widely known as a progressive farmer and was prominently
identified with the politics of Crawford county. He was a staunch Republican
and an active worker in the party. Mr. Range was a justice of the
peace and at one time was a candidate for the nomination for Assembly on the
Republican ticket. He was a member of the United Brethren church and
of the I.O.O.F.
Deceased is survived by a wife and two sons, Wayne and Mark, the former
being employed in Colorado. Two sisters live in Oregon, one in Idaho, and
another, Mrs. Thomas Persons, in Bloomfield. One brother, W. F. Range,
is the post master at Lincolnville, and another, Senator Joseph Range, of
Oregon, was with him at the last. The funeral services were held at
the residence Sunday, conducted by Lincolnville Lodge, I.O.O.F., of which
deceased was a member, the sermon being delivered by Rev. E. E. Amy. It was
one of the largest funerals ever held in that section.
The Crawford Journal, Meadville, Pennsylvania Thursday April 18, 1901 Page
2 column 4
Mrs. R. M. Range
(Josephine Teeple) obituary:
Mrs. R. M. Range, widow of the late R. M. Range
of Lincolnville, died Tuesday, June 10th, after an illness of about six
months, from a complication of diseases, aged about 48 years. Deceased was a
member of the U. B. church and a woman highly esteemed by all who knew her
for her many loving qualities.
She is survived by two sons, Wayne Range, of Colorado, and Mark Range.
The funeral was held Wednesday at the home.
Crawford Journal, Meadville, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1902