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Posted By: Doris Challis (email)
Date: 12/22/2003 at 19:46:25

"The Fairfield Ledger"
October 20, 1886
Page 3, Column 5


On the 10th inst., at Lockridge, occurred the death of John TOOTHACRE (sic - TOOTHAKER on his gravestone), one of the oldest, if not the oldest, citizens of Jefferson County. Mr. TOOTHACRE was a native of Maine, but went to Ohio early in life, and has been a resident of this county since 1843. He was a farmer most of his life..... He was twice married, the second time in 1878, and his wife, we believe, survives him. By his first marriage he was the father of nine children, six of whom are yet living, several of them in this county. At the time of his death Mr. TOOTHACRE was 92 years of age, and until recently he had enjoyed very good health and had been able to stand much more work than most persons of his years. He was also one of the few surviving soldiers of the War of 1812.

Transcribed by Doris Challis from Jefferson County Records, Vol. 3. Not related to the subject.

Admin. note: First wife was Beershaba TRIMM who died in 1876 and is buried in Lockridge Cemetery. Second wife was Nancy HELTERBRAN who died in 1901 and is buried in Hillsboro, IA. John is buried in Lockridge Cemetery. It would appear that at some point the spelling of the surname changed. Earlier mentions it's TOOTHACRE, later mentions (and more common) it's TOOTHAKER.


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