Charles Raymond Elson, Sr., 74-year old native of Virginia Ridge, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday [August 18, 1957] at Good Samaritan hospital, Zanesville,Ohio where he had been admitted following a stroke suffered at his 441 Cliffwood Avenue home.
Born February 18, 1883, on Philo, Ohio Rt. 1, he was the son of James W. and Matilda Cohagan Elson.
He was a former member of the Virginia Ridge Church and later the Methodist Church at Wellington, Kansas, where he had resided.
Surviving are his widow Blanche; four sons, Lawrence E. of 737 Lexington Avenue, Charles Raymond Elson, Jr., of Zanesville Rt. 5, and James E. Elson of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs Doris N Lashwell of LaMirada, California; five grandsons and four granddaughters; three brothers, Bert A. of Gallipolis, Ohio, Homer P. of Colorado City, Colorado, Harley C. Of Columbus and Clair W. Elson of Philo Rt. 1; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call after 3 p. m. today at the William Thompson and Sons Funeral Home in White Cottage, OH.
Zanesville Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, After August 18, 1957