Pickal, John 1902

East Liverpool Tribune
John Pickal

John Pickal

John W. Pickal, mention of whose fatal illness was made in this paper, died at an early hour yesterday morning at his home 213 Lincoln avenue after an illness of nine weeks, with nervous prostration. Hope of the unconscious man’s recovery was given up by the physician and members of the family Tuesday evening.

John Pickal was born in Liverpool township, about four miles from this city, 60 years ago. Mr. Pickal was in the grocery business for 26 years, but sold out one year ago, on account of declining health.

When the war of the Rebellion broke out he enlisted and fought in many land battles. He has been an esteemed member of the Grand Army, also of Canton Rhodes, lodge 73, I. O. O. F., and the Mystic Circle. Mr. Pickall has also been a devout Methodist.

In partnership with Mr. McIntosh a building on the Diamond was constructed and he also had a brick dwelling at the corner of Sixth and Jackson streets built. His wife’s maiden name was Isabel Pollock. No children were born, but they have an adopted daughter, Mrs. Alice Todd, of this city. Two brothers, Thomas and George Pickal, live in East Liverpool, and another brother, Daniel Pickal, lives in Barberton, and a sister, Mrs. Chas. Hoyt, lives near Atwater.

While John Pickal never held a public office of any kind, there were few persons having a wider circle of acquaintances. He knew a great deal about the early history of this city.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(Note – Died on September 2, 1902)