Death of Ex-Sheriff William Coulter
This well known excellent citizen of Wayne County died at one o’clock last Sunday afternoon, January 7th, at his home in Smithville. His age was 72 years, and cause of death a complication of diseases with which for some time he had been afflicted.
He was born in Lancaster County, Pa., and when eight years of age came to Wayne county with his father Samuel Coulter, who settled in Canaan township. He was twice married, first to Miss Elizabeth Black who died about 40 years ago, surviving whom is their son, Robert Coulter of near Creston. For his second wife he married Miss Elizabeth M. Miller, who survives him as do the children, Samuel D. Coulter, of Wooster, Fisher L. Coulter, of Fredericksburg, Mrs. Emma J. Horn, of Norwalk, B.M. Coulter and Wm M. Coulter of Smithville.
The deceased was a much respected citizen and a man noted for his integrity of character in public and private life, and for his general good qualities as a friend and neighbor. He served as Sheriff of Wayne county for two terms, from 1877 to 1880, and leaves the record of having been of of the very best that ever held that office.
The funeral took place at Smithville yesterday (Tuesday) forenoon with services conducted by Rev. English, after which the remains were sadly conveyed to Wooster and laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Source: Wayne County Democrat, January 10, 1894
Date posted: 2015-10-10 15:05:25