Was Clerk of Board of Edu cation and Former
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The enttfre city of Port Clinton and most of Ottawa county tww^ ~ed Its head in reverent respect^ Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock when last sad rites were held in! the St. Thomas Episcopal church* *or William H. Althoff, 74, vete*^ ran newspaperman, a member of the local Board of Education and a former county treasnrer.
Mr." Althoff, who was regarded as one of the keenest newspaper men in this area, despite his advanced age, had &een in ailing health for many yeans. He was -recently confined to his home, suffering- the effects of a fail, tout recuperated enough to re- jport for further news duties. Only last week he was seen on his regular *>eat, and while he described him¬ self as "feelinjg tough", no thought of death was held. ' i
^.sufferer of asthma, his death was 1 attributed to a heart attack, suffered in his home Sunday morn-
Regarded as a loyal and true friend by all, Mr. Althoff cacne to Pont Clinton from Dayton many years ago. He was an old-time em¬
ploye of the Dayton
many were the times he recounted early newspaper work in that city. Hfiortly after coming here, he took over ownership of the Ottawa Coun¬ ty. News Democrat, which he pub¬ lished until a few years ago, when it was purchased as a link in fan Ohio chain of newspapers. The paper was then merged with the Progressive Times, and he was made editor. , f
-His ability as a newspaper* char.
was recognized throughout the coun-T try, and because of his staunch sup- _
port to the Democratic party he was William Henry Altih^n^w^^bm^ elected to two terms as county trea- Dayton, Ohio on November 30, 1*8$1 surer on this ticket. Thirty-seven the son of pioneer parents. As __ years ago he was elected as a mem- young man he cacne* to Port Clinton >ber of the local board of education, -and fallowed his chosen profession, and twenty-two years ago was nam-^ths4j o€ a newspaper man. He was ed as its clerQ:, a position he heldpmiarriod to Miss Imogen, L, DoeCcwood, ijTvtil. his*death*He was also a mem-1theJwidow who survives, and to them ber of the Ottawa County Jury Com-"were -born -four children, two sons and m ission. two daughters. Both the sons" have
* Born in Dayton, O., Mr. Althoff '"¦passed on. The daughters. Mrs. Lina liven to recount the early history of "Yorfc, of Cleveland, and Mrs. Mar- that,' oiity and his part in recording #aret Murphy of (Port Clinton, a sister the news of the day. He came to in Dayton, four grand children and Port Clinton more than 50 years one great-grandchild, also survive. ,: ago, and has since made this cUjgj The funeral was held on Tuesday his home. , f¦' t* afternoon at two o'clock [from St.
Thomas Episcopal church, with the Rev. G. Russel Hargate officiating at the services. A quartette, composed of Rev. Hargate, Harry Belknap, Mrs. Dave Mac-key and Miss Ruth Krum- mel, sang Mr. Althoff is favorite hyapn* j "Dead Kindly Light", and the bodyj was laid to rest in Lakeview cemetery*1 r & Wolfe were in charge of
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