After a protracted illness of dropsy and other diseases ex-Sheriff William Coulter died Sunday at his home in Smithville. Mr. Coulter was aged 72 years: he was born in Lancaster county, Pa., and came to Wayne county when a body of 8 years of age. He was engaged for many years in farming and buying stock and in 1877 was elected sheriff, serving two terms. During his official term he was called on to execute the and only sentence of hanging ever first in the county. He was twice wedded, a son by the first marriage and the second wife with five children survive him. He was an efficient, honest official, a good citizen and a man who enjoyed the confidence of his friends. Funeral from the residence at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Wooster cemetery.
Source: Wooster (Ohio) Weekly Republican January 10, 1894
Date posted: 2015-10-10 15:16:57