The Tales of a Blair Family    

R. M. Range, a well-known and highly esteemed citizen, of Bloomfield township, died Thursday, April 11th, at 2 a.m., at his home near Lincolnville, aged 54 years. Death was caused by paralysis of the brain, resulting from the effects of a severe attack of the grip. Mr. Range attended the inauguration at Washington, not being well at the time and had been very ill ever since.

Deceased was widely known as a progressive farmer and was prominently identified with the politics of Crawford county. He was a staunch Republican and an active worker in the party.  Mr. Range was a justice of the peace and at one time was a candidate for the nomination for Assembly on the Republican ticket.  He was a member of the United Brethren church and of the I.O.O.F.

Deceased is survived by a wife and two sons, Wayne and Mark, the former being employed in Colorado. Two sisters live in Oregon, one in Idaho, and another, Mrs. Thomas Persons, in Bloomfield.  One brother, W. F. Range, is the post master at Lincolnville, and another, Senator Joseph Range, of Oregon, was with him at the last.  The funeral services were held at the residence Sunday, conducted by Lincolnville Lodge, I.O.O.F., of which deceased was a member, the sermon being delivered by Rev. E. E. Amy. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in that section.

The Crawford Journal, Meadville, Pennsylvania Thursday April 18, 1901 Page
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Mrs. R. M. Range (Josephine Teeple) obituary:

Mrs. R. M. Range, widow of the late R. M. Range of Lincolnville, died Tuesday, June 10th, after an illness of about six months, from a complication of diseases, aged about 48 years. Deceased was a member of the U. B. church and a woman highly esteemed by all who knew her for her many loving qualities.
She is survived by two sons, Wayne Range, of Colorado, and Mark Range.
The funeral was held Wednesday at the home.

Crawford Journal, Meadville, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1902