Middleburg Pioneer Dies
[hand-written date: Dec. 1932]
Mrs. Mary Heath will be Buried Monday Afternoon
Mrs. Mary C. Heath, 81, pioneer resident of Middleburg, died at her home at
that place Friday at 9:40 p.m. after a period of invalidism extending over 10 months
and which was the result of infirmities incident to advanced age.
Mrs. Heath was born in Middleburg, March 1, 1851, and was the daughter of Robert
and Nancy Cochran. Her father and mother had lived together for over 65 years and
their passing occurred in 1891 within 1 hour and 20 minutes of each other.
They are well-remembered by older residents in Logan county.
She was the last of her parents family of 11 children. Her brother, George Cochran,
died July 1, 1932. Members of the family were known for their longevity, an average age of
79 being maintained in the family.
With the exception of two years, Mrs. Heath passed her entire life in and near Middleburg.
She early united with the Church of Christ in Middleburg and held strongly in that
faith until her death. She leaves a wide circle of friends who mourn her passing.
Her husband, Elisha Heath, preceded her in death June 12, 1923, and the eldest daughter, Bella Brownlee, passed away at the age of three years.
The children who remain are Mrs. Grace Butler and Austin Heath, of Youngstown;
Bruce Heath, of Williston, N. D., and George and Elmer Heath, of Middleburg.
She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her grandson, Dwight Heath, has resided with her for the past year.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in
Middleburg in charge of Rev. W. R. Moffitt, of West Mansfield.
Burial will be made in the Middleburg cemetery.
Another Mary Cochran Heath Obituary
Mrs. Elisha Heath, sister of the late
L. E. Cochran of this city and the last surviving member of the
Cochran family, died at her home in Middleburg, Logan County,
Mrs. Elisha Heath Dies in Middleburg
Last Member of Cochran Family Succumbs in Home
[Clipping from the Youngstown Paper]
Athough not a resident here, Mrs. Heath was a frequent visitor in
Youngstown where her daugher, Mrs. Henry A. Butler, a son,
Austin Heath, and a nephew, Chauncey A. Cochran, reside.