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Herbert Ralph Delfs
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1884
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 23, 1953
Ontario, Canada

DELFS, Herbert Ralph
Husband of Ethel M. nee TEMPLIN – m. 12 Dec 1910
Son of John N. and Ida Mary Tanner Delfs
B. 1 Jan 1884 in Canfield Twp., Mahoning Co. OH
D. 23 May 1953 in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada at 69y 4m 22d
Burial – 27 May 1953 in Canfield Village Cemetery, Section C Row 08, Canfield, Mahoning Co. OH

Mahoning Dispatch, Fri, 29 May 1953
"Herbert R. Delfs, 69, of Canfield, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday evening in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada, where he had spent a week fishing with a group of Youngstown friends. When the men returned to their hotel about 7 p.m. after spending the day on Buckhorn Lake, Mr. Delfs complained of a headache and went to his room. Half an hour later, one of his associates found him dead in his bed. Born in Canfield January 1, 1884, he was a son of John and Ida Tanner Delfs, and his entire life was spent here. Following his graduation from the old North Eastern Ohio Normal college in 1902, Mr. Delfs was employed for two years in Pittsburgh and Niles, and then became associated in a hide, coal, building supply and feed business which his father founded in 1885. It is one of the oldest concerns in the area. He remained with the firm until his retirement last September. The business is now operated by Roy J. Delfs, his son, Gilbert, and the latter's son-in-law, Leonard Gagliardi. Another brother, Harry E. Delfs, retired from the firm 10 years ago. Mr. Delfs was chairman of the board of the recently re-organized Tippecanoe Country Club; a 45-year member of Argus Masonic Lodge of Canfield, which he served as Master in 1912; several Youngstown Masonic bodies; Lake Erie Consistory, 32nd degree, and Al Koran Shrine of Cleveland; Youngstown Lodge of Elks and the Canfield Presbyterian church. Besides his wife, the former Ethel Templin of Calla, whom he married Dec. 12, 1910, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Sam Mann Ewing (Dr. Genevieve Delfs) of Youngstown and Miss Maxine Delfs of Fairbanks, Alaska; four sisters, Mrs. J. Carl Zimmerman of Oberlin; Mrs. Hugh M. Bowman of Ellsworth, and Misses Helena and Emma, Delfs of Canfield two brothers, Roy J. and Harry E. of Canfield, and two granddaughters. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Harold W. Kaser, were held Wednesday afternoon in the Canfield Presbyterian church and burial in the village cemetery."

Mahoning Dispatch, Fri, 1 Feb 1952
"On Friday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. the Canfield Community Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary by entertaining all charter members who still reside in the Canfield community. This celebration, which also marks the club's first annual guest night, will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Canfield Methodist Church. Joseph W. Christee of New Castle, Pa., Combat Medic, with the 19th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, U.S. Army, will speak at the dinner meeting on ‘My Experiences in Korea.'Charter members to be honored are Harry S. Manchester, R.J. Neff, Ralph D. Fowler, Edwin R. Zieger, John D. Paulin, Herbert Delfs, Aaron Wiesner, S.N. McElroy, Amos Mellinger, Roy J. Delfs, Harry Delfs, and Robert Manchester. During the 25-year history of the organization, the club has sponsored many worthwhile community projects, such as: The Community Chest, Community Directories, Boy Scouts, Community Recreation Board, and Business and Industrial enterprises."

Family links: 
  John N. Delfs (1849 - 1916)
  Ida Tanner Delfs (1855 - 1944)
  Ethel M. Templin Delfs (1886 - 1970)*
  Genevieve Delfs Ewing (1911 - 1994)*
  Mildred Maxine Delfs (1914 - 1997)*
  Roy Joachim Delfs (1879 - 1968)*
  Fanny C.M. Delfs (1880 - 1881)*
  Harry E. Delfs (1882 - 1961)*
  Herbert Ralph Delfs (1884 - 1953)
  Helena A. Delfs (1885 - 1975)*
  Florence C Delfs Zimmerman (1887 - 1984)*
  Mary Hasel Delfs (1888 - 1890)*
  Ethel Mary Delfs Bowman (1890 - 1969)*
  Edna H. Delfs (1894 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
Canfield Village Cemetery
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section C Row 08
Created by: Jennifer L. Neff
Record added: Feb 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48155789
Herbert Ralph Delfs
Added by: Jennifer L. Neff
Herbert Ralph Delfs
Added by: Jennifer L. Neff
Herbert Ralph Delfs
Added by: Jennifer L. Neff
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- Jennifer L. Neff
 Added: Oct. 12, 2011
I was always happy to see you. Thanks for all those crisp new one dollar bills that you gave to me. Quite a treat for a little girl!
- Jennifer L. Neff
 Added: May. 22, 2010

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