John W. Channel

John W. Channel
born March 10, 1849, in Licking county, Ohio
died November 22, 1900, in Dayton, Illinois


J. W. Channel, Tile Manufacturer, Expires at His Home in Dayton

John W. Channel died suddenly at his home in Dayton last evening at 8 o’clock at the age of 51 years. The deceased was a native of this country, but of English parentage. During his early life he lived in St. Louis, but returned to Dayton to assume the management of the Basil Green tile works. When the firm of Hess, Crotty and Williams was organized Mr. Channel became the superintendent of the works. He remained in this position until the Standard Fire Brick Co. was organized, when he left the employ of Hess, Crotty and Williams, to become president and general manager of the new company. Two years ago he disposed of his interest in the Standard Fire Brick Co. and purchased the tile factory of Basil Green of Dayton, and in company with his son-in-law, Arthur T. Ladd, under the firm name of J. W. Channel & Co. has successfully conducted this plant up to the present time. For the last two years Mr. Channel had not enjoyed the best of health, but his sudden death was altogether unexpected, and a shock to his family and friends. He leaves surviving his wife and two children, Mrs. A. T. Ladd, and son Clyde.

The funeral will take place from the home in Dayton Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock.1

John W. Channel, the Old Soldier and Manufacturer
Was a Resident of the County Nearly Half A Century

The death of John W. Channel took place at his residence in the village of Dayton on Thursday evening, at 8 o’clock, from heart disease. Funeral from the residence on Sunday at 2 p. m. Rev. L. O. Baird officiating. Mr. Channel was born in Licking county, Ohio, in 1849. He came to Illinois when a youth, and has been a resident for nearly fifty years. He enlisted as a private in the Third Illinois Cavalry April 8th, 1865, and served six months. He had been engaged for a number of years in the manufacture of brick, tile and kindred industries, and was at the time of his death a member of the firm of John W. Channel & Co., Dayton. He was a member of Seth C. Earl Post, No. 156, G. A. R.

He leaves a wife and two children, the oldest of whom is Mrs. A. W. Ladd, of Dayton. The other, a young man, lives at home.2

photo of John W, Channel death certificate

John W and Josephine Channel, tombtone

Additional information on John W. Channel may be found here.

1. The Ottawa [Illinois] Daily Journal, November 23, 1900
2. The Ottawa [Illinois] Republican-Times, November 29, 1900

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