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John Morris Lantz
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1888
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1934
Wayne County
Michigan, USA


Shepherd Oil Field Executive Dies of Cardiac

Trouble in Hospital

(no date other than 1934)

John Morris Lantz, 45 years old, died Tuesday morning of this week in Grace hospital in Detroit where he was taken several weeks ago for treatment for a cardiac trouble that developed from an illness contracted while he was on duty as superintendent of field operations for the Roosevelt Oil Company of Mt. Pleasant.

The body was taken to Mt. Pleasant for funeral services held Wednesday. Early Thursday morning it was to be taken to Senacaville, Ohio for burial.

Mr. Lantz, who for years was production superintendent for the Pure Oil company, moved to Shepherd the last of August this year from Arkansas, where he had been stationed by that corporation after several years of service in the Central Michigan field. At that time he took up his new duties of superintendency with the Roosevelt Oil Co., ranking second only to the manager. He had been in Arkansas but little more than a year, having resided in Shepherd up to the time of his transfer to the southwestern state. There he suffered a malarial attack which is believed to have permanently undermined his health.

Mr. Lantz was born January 31, 1888 at Jollytown, PA, the son of L. W. and Mary Lantz. He was married December 31, 1911 to Ostie Hunt, daughter of J. A. and Mary Hunt of Littleton, West Va. His active years were devoted to the oil development industry, in which he was thoroughly versed, as is demonstrated by positions of responsibility for which he has been selected by concerns of high standing, that reposed confidence in his ability and dependability.

Mr. Lantz is survived by his widow and six children, as follows: Mrs. Jean Arnold of Detroit; Mrs. Verdayne Fisher of Mt. Pleasant and Harold, Frances, Robert and Jean at home. He leaves also three sisters and four brothers. They are: Mrs. Mergie Body of Wheeling, West Va; Misses Grace and Gwen Lantz of Cleveland, OH.; Harry Lantz of Shepherd; Jerry Lantz of Detroit and Corbley, William and Ingram Lantz of Cleveland, Ohio.

source: Anna Koyl scrapbook
Family links: 
  Lewis Wetzel Lantz (1855 - 1912)
  Mary J Lantz (1866 - 1927)
  Ostie Julia Hunt Lantz (1888 - 1975)*
  Mary Lantz Fisher (1914 - 1992)*
  Harry B Lantz (1886 - 1944)*
  John Morris Lantz (1888 - 1934)
*Calculated relationship
Note: He married Ostie on Dec 31, 1911. He was a farmer, and oil worker
Senecaville Cemetery
Guernsey County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Carole Marie McMahan
Record added: Apr 29, 2009
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- Jeannie Gebhart LaCues
 Added: Mar. 26, 2012
He of German & English Roots.
- FamTreeHunter
 Added: Dec. 31, 2011

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