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Charles Mercer Obituary

Charles E. Mercer, 66, retired captain of the London fire department died Wednesday at his home, 8 S. Union St. Although in failing health for some time, he had not been considered critically ill up to the time of his death.

He was born in Pickaway County February 15, 1895, the son of Ernest and Joesphine Harness Mercer. He had been a resident of London for many years.

Mr. Mercer became associated with the London Fire Department in 1928. His total service lasted for 29 years; serving as captain for 20 years until his retirement in January, 1959. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Josephine Houk of Derby; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Delay of Derby, Mrs. Ercel Tracy of Galloway and Mrs. Lillian Jones of Mt. Sterling; two stepsons, Robert Whiteside of Dayton and Ralph Whiteside of Toledo.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Schlechty-Fichner Funeral Home, with burial in Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.

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All genealogists in your area are invited to the following free workshop:

Ohio Chapter Palatines to America German Genealogy Free German Genealogy Workshop

Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM
Chillicothe-Ross County Library, 140 South Paint Street, Chillicothe, Ohio, Phone: 740-702-4145,
Featured Speaker:Ernest Thode
Session 1: Beginning Your German Research
Session 2: German Migration to America
Pre-registration is not necessary.
Everyone is welcome.

Thank you,
Richard E. Hartle
Publicity Chairman
Ohio Chapter PalAm

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