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John Milton Roney  (28)
Parents James Roney, Rachel Unknown  (28)
Born Aug. 27, 1836  (28)
Died June 14, 1901  (28)
Buried Oak Dale Cemetery, Marysville, Union Co., OH  (28)
WIFE Eliza M. Gill  (28)
Parents Jesse Gill  (28)
Married Dec. 22, 1857  (28)
CHILDREN James L. Roney  (28)
Albert V. Roney  (28)
Jane G. Roney  (28)


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Semi-Weekly Gazette, June 18, 1901
John Milton Roney, one of the most prominent residents of Ostrander and Western Delaware County, died at 1:30pm Friday at his home in that Village.  Although having been in poor health for the last several years his condition has not been in any way serious until within the past week.

Mr. Roney was born in Dublin, Franklin County, Ohio, on August 27, 1836, his parents being natives of Chester Co., PA.  After the death of his father in 1842 Mr. Roney made his home in Marysville, and at the age of 17 began teaching school.  He was married in 1857 to Miss Eliza Gill, of Union County.  He was prominently associated in Union County politics for many years, serving several times as Justice of the Peace.  He was an influential member of the board of agriculture of Union County.  For a number of years he has resided in Ostrander.  He was an Elder in the Ostrander Presbyterian Church and for years has been the Ostrander correspondent of the Gazette.

Mr. Roney's family consists of a wife and the children:  James, Albert, and Jane.  His brother James is a resident of Marysville.  The funeral services were held at Ostrander at 10am Sunday with interment at Oakdale in Marysville.

John Milton Roney was the son of James & Rachael Roney, both natives of Chester Co., Penn.  His parents came to the west in April, 1834, and settled near Dublin, Franklin County on the Scioto River on a farm where they both died.  They raised a family of eight children, of whom John M, was the youngest, and was born August 27, 1836.  He lived at home until his parents' death, which occurred when he was about 6 years of age.  He was then taken to Marysville and lived at the home of Mitchell Robinson until he was 12 years of age.  He was devoted to study and when 17 years of age began teaching district school.  He followed this occupation for several years, and then after making a journey west, he returned and was married December 22, 1857 to Miss Eliza M., daughter of Jesse Gill of Union County.  After his marriage he purchased a farm in Mill Creek Township, Union County on which he resided 13 years and then settled on a farm in Dover Township in 1871, where he remained until he removed to the home in Ostrander, where he died June 14, 1901, in the 65th year of his age.  He was prominently associated with the leading interest of both Union and Delaware counties, having served several years as justice of the Peace, and as a member of the Agricultural Boards of both counties.

He united with the Presbyterian Church of Marysville in 1859, and when he moved to Ostrander, changed his membership to the Presbyterian Church  there, and was elected a ruling Elder, which office he held until his death.  He was also a Trustee of Marion Presbytery, and a delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church which met in Saratoga, N.Y. in 1874.  He held firm to the old faith of his fathers until the end.

He leaves his wife and sons, James L. and Albert V. both of Middletown, Ohio, and daughter, Jane G. who graduated at the Columbus Medical College at the last Commencement.  On account of failing health, he had expected to move to Middletown in a few days, to be near his children....   The funeral was held on Sabbath morning the 16th at the Presbyterian Church, Ostrander conducted by the pastor, Rev. James B. Warren, assisted by Rev. A. C. Crist of Delaware and the pastors of the U.B. and Baptist churches.  He was an honored member of the IOOF&K of P. orders, both of which were present at the funeral services.  The remains were taken to Oak Dale Cemetery at Marysville for burial.  (28)

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