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Tanner, William W.

     William W. Tanner, aged 32 years, enlisted from Perry township, Co. H, 1st Reg't. O.H.A., died at Knoxville, Tenn., 25th of April 1864, of small pox, leaving a widow and five children.

[Note: His name was found in a list of soldiers who died in the war. He is buried in Knoxville National Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
November 9, 1865
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Tate, James C.

Taps Sound: For James C. Tate, a Well Known Citizen of Kyger
Funeral Tuesday
     James C. Tate, an old soldier and one of the well-known men of the county, died at his home in Kyger Sunday morning.
     Mr. Tate took a deep interest in public affairs, was a lover of race horses and drove his own in a race here two or three years ago, was an active and devoted member of the M. E. Church, and was a man of positive conviction which he frequently set forth in communications to the county papers. He owned and operated the grain mill at Kyger for many years.
     Mr. Tate was born in Venango County, Pennsylvania, on May 26, 1833. He came to Gallia County with his parents in 1839, where he resided continuously until his death. His grandfather, James Tate, for whom he was named, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and received a wound in the breast from which he died in a few months.
     Mr. Tate was a soldier in the civil war, serving in Co. F, 192nd Ohio, and participated in a number of engagements in the Shenandoah campaign.
     Mr. Tate is survived by his third wife, a son, Hugh Tate, and three daughters, Mrs. Lewis Athey, Mrs. Charles Mack and Mrs. Harry M. Womeldorff.
     Mr. Tate was aware the end was near and in part planned his funeral, which was conducted by Rev. G. S. Lightner at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial at Kyger by Biggs and Harpold. The services were attended by a large crowd of friends and neighbors.

Gallipolis Journal
Volume 96, No. 33
September 11, 1914
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Tate, James O.

James Tate Dead
     James O. Tate, one of Gallia County's best residents, passed away at his home at Kyger on Sunday, September 6, 1914, aged 81 years. The funeral and burial were held Tuesday. He is survived by his widow; one son, Hugh Tate, and by the following daughters: Mrs. Fanny Womeldorff, Mrs. Lily Athey and Mrs. Hattie Mack.
     Mr. Tate was born in Venago County, Pennsylvania, and came to Gallia County in 1839. He enlisted in Co. F, 192nd Ohio and served through the campaigns in the Shenandoah Valley. After the war he was engaged in the milling business in Kyger for many years. Mr. Tate was a well-read man and made frequent contributions to the newspapers on matters concerning the welfare of the public. He was a good citizen, with numerous friends and his death is a great loss to the community.

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 10, 1914
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Taylor, Charles

Death of Mr. Chas. Taylor
     Mr. Charles Taylor, a well known colored man living on Pine Street, died Sunday evening, Jan. 25th, 1914, after long illness. His wife preceded him, but he is survived by several children and is said to have been a very good man. He was a member of the colored Odd Fellows lodge. Wetherholt has charge of the body, but at this writing it was not known exactly when the funeral services and burial would be.

[Note: He served in Co. C, 5th U.S. Colored Troop and is buried in Pine Street Colored Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 26, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Chas. Taylor Dead
     Charles Taylor, a well known colored man, passed away last Sunday at his home on Pine Street. He is survived by several children.

[Note: From Death Certificate and Tombstone: Buried in Pine Street Colored Cemetery; Born March 20, 1850, died January 25, 1914; Served Co. C, 5th USC]

Gallipolis Bulletin
No. 5 P. 5
January 29, 1914
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Thevenin, John

     John Thevenin, aged 20, enlisted from Harrison township, in August, 1861. Captured at Chickamauga 19th Sept., 1863, and died at Wilmington, N.C., on his way home from prison, 10th March 1865—unmarried.

[Note: This was taken from a list of those who died. He served in Co. G, 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and in Co. F, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He is buried in St. Nicholas Cemetery in Clay Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 28, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Thevenir, Francis

Francis Thevenir Died Last Friday
     Mr. Francis C. Thevenir died at his home on Garfield Ave., Friday, October 22, 1909, aged 75 years. Mr. Thevenin was born in this county and was the son of Collin and Mary Ann, his father being a native of France. He leaves a wife and several children and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Dale and three brothers, Thomas and Abner, of Green township, and Robert of West Virginia. He was a soldier and belonged to the 33d Ohio, Col. Montgomery's regiment and served over four years. The funeral services were conducted Sunday at Mina Chapel by Rev. R. E. Dunn. Interment following at the same place by Wetherholt.

[Name should be Thevenin. Note from Tombstone: Co. F, 33rd OVI]

Gallipolis Bulletin
October 29, 1909
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Thivener, Robert

Robert Thivener Dead
     Robert Thivener, son of Collen and Bolla Thivenir, was born Jan. 1, 1831, and died May 7, aged 88 years, 4 months and 6 days. He was buried Thursday, May 9. He was married to Joanna Williams and to them were born nine sons, four of whom survive, Rev. Robert Jr., Steven J., Charles M., and John Franklin. Besides his sons he leaves one brother, Taylor Thivener.
     Mr. Thivener enlisted in the beginning of the Civil War and served until the close. He was wounded once.
Forty-five years ago he united with the church, was an elder in the church at Tucker's Branch, W. Va. He lived and died in the Christian faith.
     The burial was at St. Nicholas church by undertaker Stevers. Funeral by Rev. John L. Porter.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 15, 1919
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Thomas, Allen

Civil War Veteran Dies

     Allen Thomas, 94, a veteran of the Civil War and father of Mrs. C.M. Cox, died at his home on Johnston's Ridge Friday at 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Valley Ridge, W.Va., Sunday at 11 a.m.

[Note: There is a Johnson's Ridge in Addison Township and his death certificate says he died in Addison Township. Born August 26, 1832 and died September 30, 1927.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 1, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Thomas, Benjamin Franklin

Death Of B. F. Thomas
     Mr. Benjamin Franklin Thomas, of this City, died suddenly of paralysis of the heart, at his beautiful home, at Undercliff, a mile below the city, Saturday evening, about six o'clock, May 7, 1898.
     Mr. Thomas had been in poor health for sometime, and a week ago had an attack, something like paralysis, and a physician was called, but he improved, and though the family had been warned of his liability to another attacl, they were not prepared for his sudden death, and it came as a terrible shock to them, and they have the deepest sympathy of all, Mr. Thomas was partially paralyzed in the army, and was discharged after eighteen months service as Lieutenant in Battery B, West Virginia Light Artillery, and drew a pension for such disability. Saturday evening he was missed from his home, and a search for him revealed that he had taken the milk bucket, gone to the barn and partially milked the cow, and set the bucket one side and toppled over unconsious, and was found with his head resting upon his hand. He only breathed a time or two after he was found.
     The funeral services will be conducted by Revs. A. J. Hawk and E. H. Gelvin at his home Tuesday, at an hour given later, when he will be laid away to rest at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son under the direction of the United Commercial Travelers, the only Order of which he was a member.
     However, he was a member of the M. E. Church, a splendid patriotic citizen and soldier, an honest and upright man, a kind and loving husband, and an affectionate father, and his death has brought the deepest sorrow to a happy home.
     Mr. Thomas was born at Summerfield, Monroe County, Ohio, October 19, 1834. When a young school teacher he was united in marriage with Miss Nancy Stormont, the winsome daughter of Andrew and Mary Stormont of Harrison Township, this County. This was October 20, 1857. He continued to teach until the war broke out, when he enlisted at Arabia, Lawrence County. In 1870 he took the road as a traveling salesman and was very successful, commanding a large salary. He
traveled successively for grocery, hat and shoes houses, and was widely knoown as a clever gentleman and a most agreeable companion. He came to Gallipolis in 1881 and bought the Pretty Sisson property next to J. W. Gardner's, where he lived until last year, when he bought Col. W. H. Harvey's beautiful suburban home, "Undercliff," below town.
     He was the father of eight children, five of whom survive him, as follows: A. C. Thomas, cashier of the Trust and Savings Bank of Huntington; J. A. Thomas, foundryman, of Terra Haute, Ind.; Miss Ann and Miss Mabel at home and Boyd, traveling for Dolliver, Goodale & Company, of Boston. All are here to attend the funeral services. He left four brothers and one sister, namely: Samuel, merchant at Sand Fork; John N., Deputy Audit of Lawrence County; W. E., drygoods salesman of wellston; A. R. O. Thomas, dealer in genereal merchandise at Proctorville, and Mrs. Eleanor Rucker, of Proctorville, the most of whom, if not all will be here to pay the last tribute of respect to a relative when they regarded with nothing but the kindness affection.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume IX
Number 110
May 9, 1898
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT                                                                                      Top of Page


Thomas, Benjamin Franklin, Rev.

     Rev. B.F. Thomas of Centerville, died June 1. Survived by wife and six children. Ten ministers of the Gospel officiated at his funeral. He was a brother of Judge J.J. Thomas, D.D. Thomas, Rev. T.C. Thomas of Newark, O., Mrs. Davis of Columbus.

[Note: He is buried in Hill Cemetery, Madison Township, Jackson County, Ohio.]

P.T. Wall, Year by Year
June, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans

In Memoriam

At a regular meeting of W.S. Hancock Post, No. 571, Department of Ohio, G.A.R., held at Thurman, Ohio, June 4, 1892, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from our midst our worthy comrade, Rev. Benjamin F. Thomas, late of the 91st Regiment, O.V.I.; therefore, be it
Resolved, That we sincerely sympathise with his afflicted family in their deep bereavement and extend to them our heartfelt condolence in their sorrow, and trust they may be enable(d) to find consolation at the hands of our Divine Master, "who doth not willingly afflict the children of men."
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the family and also to the Gallipolis papers for publication.     
     James Grasson?
     John, John, William [Last names not readable]
Gallipolis Bulletin
June 11, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Thomas, James

Called by the Silent Messenger
     Uncle Jim Thomas, of Addison township, an aged man who has passed the four score mark, died Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. He had been debiliated for several years by infirmities attendant upon old age. Uncle Jim has served his country in the civil war and lived an upright life. He made his home with his son, J.O. Thomas, where he was looked after with the tenderest solicitude. He leaves an aged wife and a family of grown up children, most of whom live in Meigs county. His body was consigned to the grave in the Campaign Church burial ground Saturday morning at 10 o'clock after divine exercises.

Gallipolis Journal
May 31, 1898
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Thomas, Matthew

Death of Mr. Thomas
     Mr. Matthew Thomas, of Chambersburg, died Thursday night, August 20, of a complication of troubles at the age of 60 years. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, who was Nancy J. Stetson and sons Harry, of Chillicothe, Chauncey at home, and daughters, Mrs. D. D. Moore, of Xenia, Mrs. Arthur Yoho, of Gallipolis, Mrs. John Finley of Clay township, Mrs. John Sherschell, of Carlton, Misses Mae and Ruby, Mrs. Earl Nye and Miss Esther, of Gallipolis.
     He enlisted in Co. I 36th O.V.I, and served three years and four months in the Civil War, was postmaster of Chambersburg four years, and at the time of his death was mayor. He belonged to the G. A. R. and was liked by everyone.
     His funeral services were conducted at the Chambersburg M. E. Church Sunday morning at 10 o'clock and burial at Bethel under the auspices of Levi P. Morton Post G. A. R.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Vol. XVI No. 40
August 28, 1908
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Thomas, William

     Mr. William Thomas, a veteran of the civil war, died at his home in Cheshire Township Wednesday of last week and the funeral services were held at Poplar Ridge Friday by Rev. Moore. He leaves a widow and several children to mourn their loss.

[Note: He served in Co. B, 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Born March 6, 1836, died March 22, 1905.]

Galliolis Bulletin
April 5. 1905
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Thompson, Alexander

     DIED - At his home in Guyan township, Friday, July 6, 1894, of consumption, Alexander Thompson,
aged about 70 years. He was buried today, Saturday. Mr. Thompson was highly respected by all who knew him, being a man of strict honesty and a good citizen in every respect. He leaves a widow and several children, the latter being all married.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He is buried in Campbell Cemetery in Guyan Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
July 11, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Thompson, James C.

Death of Mr. James Thompson
     Mr. James Thompson died at Lancaster, Ohio, Wednesday, March 19, 1924, after several weeks illness at the age of 80 years. His remains will arrive this evening on the Hocking Valley and be taken to the home of his son Mr. Jesse Thompson on Second Avenue.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian church, by Rev. John Glenn. Burial at Rio Grande by Geo. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and is buried at Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Rio Grande. His birthdate is marked as 1848 on his tombstone, but if his stated age of 80 is correct, the date would be 1843, as listed in the obituary below.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 20, 1924

Thompson, James C.

In Memory—Jas. C. Thompson
     James C. Thompson was born at Withville [sic], Va., Feb. 28, 1843 and died at Lancaster, Ohio, March 19th, 1924, aged 81 years, 22 days. Was youngest of seven children of Francis and Phoebe (Chapel) Thompson. His parents came with their family to Gallia County, Ohio, when James was four years of age which then became their home.
     He was in the service of his country for three years and three months (Co. A 91st O.V.I.) and took part in several of the greatest battles of the war. He received an injury in the service and was also a victim of typhoid fever, but after recovering returned to the service and was discharged Feb. 14, 1863.
     Was married to Mariam Topping March 28, 1866. Two sons were born of this marriage—Jesse E. of Gallipolis and Walter W. of Columbus, both of whom survive. His wife passed away Jan. 30th, 1898. Married to Mary Ecker Sept. 24th, 1902, who passed away Aug. 7th, 1921. Was marriage again to Mary E. Hufford Nov. 29th, 1923. (Thanksgiving Day) Besides his widow and two sons he leaves to mourn his death two grandchildren, Howard and Marguerite Thompson of Columbus, Ohio.
     He was converted and united with the M.E. church in early manhood, later he transferred his membership to the Presbyterian church of Gallipolis of which he was a faithful and devoted member until summoned to join the church above. A loving and devoted husband and father, a loyal and faithful citizen and soldier, a kind friend and neighbor and an earnest Christian has gone to his reward. He was highly esteemed and will be greatly missed not only by those nearest and dearest to him but by a great number of his neighbors, friends and acquaintances.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 27, 1924
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Thompson, Thomas B.

Good Man Gone
     We regret to chronicle the death of Mr. T. B. Thompson, of Cheshire, who died Sunday morning after a long illness with consumption. He was about 50 years of age and leaves a wife and five children to mourn their loss. Mr. Thompson was a veteran of the civil war and drew a pension of $24 per month. He was postmaster of Cheshire during the Cleveland administration and made a fine record.
     Besides his family he left one sister, Mrs. A. B. Harding, mother of Editor Harding. Mr. Thompson was an honorable, straightforward gentleman and was highly respected by all his neighbors.
     Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Monday October 5, 1903, interment following at the grave-yard near Wm. Shuler's. The Bulletin joins the many friends of the family in extending sympathy.

[Note: Buried in Shuler Cemetery in Cheshire township. From tombstone: Born October 10, 1841, Died October 4, 1903; Co. D. 141st OVI]

Gallipolis Bulletin
October 9, 1903
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Thompson, Washington Olney

Death of Mr. Thompson
     Mr. Washington Olney Thompson, one of the prominent farmers of Green township, died at his home near Rodney, on Sunday morning, September 2, 1906, aged 82 years, 4 months and 1 day. He had not been in good health for a week and took to his bed on August 26th, suffering from a general break down of the system and gradually grew worse until he passed to the great beyond.
     Mr. Thompson was a fine old gentleman who had always lived an upright, honorable, industrious life and had the respect and good will of every one, and a legion of friends will join the Bulletin in mourning his demise.
     His wife, who was formerly Julia Coverston, preceded him about eight years ago. He leaves sons Henry and J. L. Thompson on the home place and daughters, Mrs. J. T. Bell of Porter, Mrs. J. Harvey McCormick near Fairfield.
     The funeral services were held at the Rodney M. E. Church, Tuesday morning by Rev. J. W. McCormick, in the presence of many of friends, interment following at Mt. Zion Cemetery by Undertaker Glassburn.

[Note: Squirrel Hunter]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, September 7, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thorne, Joshua Livingston

Joshua Livingston Thorne Of Wyoma, W.Va. Dead
Former Resident of This County
     Joshua Livingston Thorne, one of the best known farmers of this county died at his home in Wyoma, Tuesday morning at about ten o'clock, aged 73 years. Deceased had been a sufferer from kidney trouble and heart disease for some time, but had only been seriously ill for the past twelve days.
     Joshua Thorne was a fine type of man. Straight and true, square as ever mortal was, a kindly, broad thinking, high minded man that was good to know, that grew better as one knew him and fulfilled the best idea of a friend that can be clung to with grips of steel. He lived to a good age and spent a useful life. Before coming to this county he filled the positions of Constable and Deputy Sheriff, in his home county, in Indiana. He served as County Commissioner of Mason County about six years, giving eminent satisfaction and made many friends by his common sense views on many subjects that arose during his term of office. About four years ago he was up for the House of Delegates, but was defeated for the nomination by a slight margin.
     He was a veteran of the civil war and took great pleasure in meeting his old comrades and talking over the stiring scenes of those memorial days. He had been a member of the Presbyterian church for over fifty years, living at all times a good christian life. Though he is gone his record has been made and will remain with us as a lasting treasure.
     Joshua L. Thorne was born in Knox county, Indiana, April 16, 1837, and a son of James and Mary (Garrett) Thorne. In 1862 he enlisted in the 80th Indiana Volunteers, and at the battle of Chaplin Hill, Kentucky, October 8, 1862, he was shot through his right leg and disabled for life. He was removed from the field as one of the severly wounded, and was never able to resume active service. He has held the office of constable and deputy sheriff in the county of his birth. In Gallia county, Ohio, October 2, 1864, he was united in marriage with Lucetta J., daughter of Henry D. and Nancy (Donnally) Bane. They were residents in Gallia county, and their children were born there.
     Lilly B., the first of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Thorne, was born in Gallia county, October 30, 1865, and died in Knox county, Indiana, November 2, 1869. Mary Maude, born March 13, 1867, now Mrs. Monroe R. Jenkins, Clarence L. and Clara M., now Mrs. John Mohr, born September 8, 1870, now dead.
     The funeral services were held at Wyoma, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Baxter, pastor of the Presbyterian church, this city officiating. Pt. Pleasant Register

Gallipolis Journal
October 25, 1911
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Thornton, Arphaxed D.

In Memory
     Arphaxed D. Thornton, son of William J. and Nancy Duval Thornton, was born in Morgan county, Ohio, July 21, 1841, and passed away May 7, 1930 aged 88 years, 9 months and 16 days. When he was 20 years of age the great Civil War came on, and he enlisted in Company I, 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and gave almost three and a half years in the service of his country.
     In 1867 he was united in marriage to Mariah Pennel. To this union were born five boys and two girls, Lewis, Clark and John, all of Walnut township, Elmer of Rocky Hill, Sarah Ellen of Columbus, Colfax and Mary having preceded him in death. His wife departed this life in 1895.
     He was again united in marriage to Romaine Chron, and to them was born a daughter Ada at home. Ada’s mother died in 1908, and from that time, although a small girl, the cares of the home and family have largely fallen upon her and she has done her part nobly and well.
     Mr. Thornton was a member of the United Brethren church and for many years a faithful attendant. Being of a cheerful disposition, he made many friends who still long remember his pleasant smile. Although his last years were filled with almost continual suffering, he did not complain, but often expressed his faith in God and his readiness to leave this world.
     About 80 years of his life was spent in his home neighborhood and in his passing the community has lost a good neighbor. He will be greatly missed in his community and home. He leaves to mourn their loss besides children, grandchildren and great, grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.

Father, you have left us,
Gone beyond the rolling tide
Of that dark and mighty river,
Landing safe on Canaan’s side.

Landing safe with God and angels,
In that heavenly home above,
Singing ‘round the throne of glory
Where there’s perfect peace and love.

We will miss thee, dearest father,
Miss thee more than can tongue can tell;
Yet we’ll try to be submissive,
For “He doeth all things well.:

Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o’er,
Dream of battlefields no more;
Sleep the sleep that knows no breaking;
Morn of toil, nor night of waking.

Card of Thanks...We desire to thank all those who so kindly assisted us in any way during the illness and death of our beloved father; also Rev. Beagle for his consoling words, the funeral director for his efficient services, and all those who sent flowers. The Children.

Gallia Times
May 22, 1930
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Thornton, A. D.

Civil War Veteran Passes
     A. D. Thornton, aged 89 and a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home in Walnut township Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. He had lived practically all of his life in that township. He is survived by six children; Lewis and Clark who with their families live nearby, John and Aida, at home, Elmer at Rocky Hill and Sarah of Columbus. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the Walnut Ridge Church with Rev. Beagle officiating and burial in charge of O. E. Elliot will follow in the Drummond family cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 8, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Thornton, Henry

Henry Thornton Dead
     Henry Thornton, one of Harrison Township's most highly respected citizens, died Tuesday morning, August 20, 1918, aged 93 years. He was the oldest Civil War veteran in the County. The funeral was held at the Thornton home Wednesday. He was a splendid old man and had most of his faculties at the time of his death and had been a well-known farmer in his vicinity.
     The deceased is survived by his widow, who is quite old, and eleven children, one of whom is Isaac, formerly local hotel manager. Mrs. W. D. Halley of this city is his grand-daughter. His is the first death in the family.

[Buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Harrison Township, Gallia County, Ohio; Co. K., 78th OVI]

Gallipolis Bulletin
No. 34 p. 1
August 29, 1918
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Tipton, Elias

     Elias Tipton, in his 85th year and a veteran of the civil war, died at his home in Walnut township recently. His wife's maiden name was Mary E. Folden and they became the parents of 14 children, 9 of whom survive him. His wife died two years ago. He was a member of the M.E. church and a good citizen.

[Note: He was born August 20, 1826 and died September 23, 1910 and is buried in Bethesda Cemetery in Walnut Township. He served in Co. G, 1st Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 5, 1910
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Tipton, George

George Tipton, Old Soldier, Died Here Friday
     The death of Mr. George E. Tipton occurred May 20th at the age of eighty-one years nine months and four days. He was a private in the First Regiment, Co. G. Ohio Heavy Artillery, and a member of the Holiness Christian Church of Christ to which he was faithful to the end.
     He leaves to mourn their loss a widow, seven children and a host of friends. He was a good and faithful companion and father and bore his suffering patiently.
     The funeral services were Sunday afternoon at the house, 911 Third avenue, under the auspices of the G. A. R. Post and Rev. John N. McCarley with burial at Pine Street cemetery.

The Gallia Times
May 26, 1921
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


In Memory
     George T. Tipton, son of Nicholas and Ellen Estep Tipton, was born in Cambridge, Ohio, August 16, 1839, and died May 20, 1921, aged 81 years, 9 months and 4 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Susan Folden of Gallia County, January 12, 1859. Six children were born to this union: Wilson of Caledonia, Margaret L, now Mrs. Frank Cremeens of Waterloo, Mary Jane, no Mrs. Kanah Clark of Gallipolis, John D., of Logan, J. C. of Glenrock, Wyoming, and Harvey, who preceded the deceased to the Spirit World.
     Mr. Tipton volunteered for service in the Civil War in 1861 with Company G, First Ohio Heavy Artillery in the John Leaper Post No. 397 and received an honorable discharge in 1865. At the close of the war he became a Christian, joined the United Brethren Church and since that time has been in close communion with God. Mrs. Susan Tipton died March 9, 1874, at the age of 32 years.
     On May 3 of the same year Mr. Tipton united in marriage to Miss Sarah F. Boster, and to this union were born three children: Ada now Mrs. Eli Evans, of Gallipolis, Charles of Kyger, and Myrtle, who died in infancy. Mrs. Sarah Tipton died September 29, 1913.
     Mr. Tipton was again united in marriage July 9, 1914, to Mrs. Frances Blackman. In 1876 he was transferred to the Methodist Episcopal Church and in February of 1921 joined the Holiness Christian Church of Christ at Bethel of Gallipolis of which he was a member when he died. Mr. Tipton was one of a family of four children and only one sister is yet living. She is Mrs. Martha Ford of Grand Rapids, Mich.
     Also there remains to lament his departure, a widow and an innumerable host of more distant relatives and friends. Not as one having no hope, but as a Saint of God he was a kind father and loving husband. He bore his illness with patience, and on being told he had but a short time to live he looked up with a smile and said: "Glory to God, I am going home.

[Verse follows]

The Gallia Times
June 2, 1921
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Todd, Joshua

Death of Joshua Todd
     Mr. Joshua Todd died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cottrell in Marion at the age of 83 years. He was a life-long resident of Chambersburg where he was a merchant. He was also a Civil War veteran. His wife preceded him a year ago and he leaves three daughters.
     His remains arrived Monday evening and were taken to Wetherholt & Sons undertaking parlors where funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. by Rev. Glenn. Burial at Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 140th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 25, 1924
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Tope, W. G.

Death of W. G. Tope
     W. G. Tope passed away at Northup, Sunday night, Jan. 13, 1918, after several months illness with complications. He was 75 years old, a veteran of the Civil war, and a resident of Gallia county all his life . He was a man well liked by all who knew him and a prominent farmer for years, and a large number of friends mourn his death.
     The deceased is survived by his widow Mrs. Mollie Eachus Tope and three children, Mrs. Lillian McCall of Clay Lick, Walton at London, O., and Claude at home, and five by a former wife, Mrs. Hattie Brumey [sic] of Lancaster, Mrs. Bertha Minor of Adamsville, Nelson of Springfield, Everett of Canton, O., and Albert of Patriot.
     Three sisters and three brothers survive.
     The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the home with interment in charge of Myers.

[Note: Served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

The Gallipolis Tribune
Friday January 18, 1918
Vol. XLVII No. 3, p. 1 Roll 11
Transcribed and Submitted by: Linda Tope Trent                                              Top of Page


Topping, Cincinnatus

C. Topping Dead
     Cincinnatus, son of William and Susan Gooch Topping, was born near Rodney, Gallia County, Feb. 27, 1845, and departed this life Oct. 15, 1918, aged 73 years, 9 months and 18 days. He was one of eleven children, the others having preceded him in death.
     During the Civil War he enlisted in the 141st O.V.I., Company F, and after faithful service was mustered out with his regiment Sept. 3, 1864.
     In 1867 he was married to Fannie A. Hill, who died May 8, 1896. To them were born six children, Anna Thompson near Rodney, George W., Fred and Etta Rees deceased, Charles H. near Addison, and Ross G. of East Liverpool. His second marriage was to Nellie Russell. To them were born three daughters, Esta Marie, Fannie E. and Minnie F., all at home.
     Excepting the time spent in military service his life was lived in Gallia County. In early life he embraced faith in Christ and united with the M. E. Church in Porter and remained a steadfast believer and faithful member until death. He was an affectionate husband, a tender and loving parent, a kind neighbor and good citizen and will be greatly missed.

[Note: Buried in Fairview/Long cemetery in Springfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio]

The Gallia Times
October 30, 1918
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Topping, John R.

John R. Topping
     John R. Topping was born in Gallia County, Ohio, March 17, 1844, died April 8, 1914, at his home near Rio Grande, aged 70 years, 1 month and 3 days. He was married to Emily Ham, August 20, 1870, and to this union he became the father of seven children, Mrs. Art Hosley of Curtis, Lucas County, Ohio, Will of Jerry City, Wood County, Ohio, Emmett of Bloomsdale, Wood County, Ohio, Charley and Mrs. Charles White near the old home. Mrs. Topping died May 26, 1907, after which he married Mrs. Anna Sherritt on April 8, 1908, who with the children and nineteen grandchildren and two brothers Ira of Waverly, Ohio and Joseph of Rio Grande survive him.
     Mr. Topping was a soldier in the Civil War and enlisted in the 1st O H. Artillery June 29, 1863 and was discharged in 1865. He was under General Sherman and spent most of the time in Tennessee, North and South Carolina. After his return he has resided in Gallia County, being engaged in farming and took pride in calling. He had been in failing health for sometime and grew rapidly worse until death came to relieve him Wednesday morning. He was a quiet man and an obliging neighbor and by his death the wife loses a good husband and the children a loving father.
     His funeral was held Friday forenoon at the Baptist Church of Rio Grande. Services conducted by the Pastor Rev. Fulton. Six old soldiers were pallbearers-Josiah Irwin, William Ham, William Rainer, W. J. Noel, Evan Edwards, and John Jones. Burial by Davis of Thurman.

[Note: Buried in Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Raccoon Township, Gallia county, Ohio]

Gallipolis Bulletin
No. 16, P. 4
April 16, 1914
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Trackler, John

John Trackler dies at 78
Invalid Nearly a Year
     John Trackler, 78 years of age and a native of Gallia county who for many years operated a threshing machine in and about Addison township, died at his home on George's Creek Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock after being an invalid and entirely helpless since last December. He is the last member of his family and was the son of John and Hannah Fisher Trackler.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E.C. Venz Wednesday at the home with burial following in the Maddy cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: The name is sometimes spelled Trickler. He has a Grave Registation Card indicating service in the Civil War. Subtracting 78 from 1926 would give an approximate birth date of 1848. His tombstone says 1850, which means he would have been only 15 years old at the conclusion of the war.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 5, 1926
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


Troth, Isaac

Death of Mr. Troth
     Mr. Isaac Troth, 77 years old, living near Rio Grande, died Sunday morning. His funeral services were at Old Pine Church between Rio Grande and Cora this morning, by Rev. W.J. Fulton, the burial following at the same place by Undertaker Glassburn.
     He was a good old citizen and left three sons Charles, Edward and Ross all of this county. His first wife preceded him several years ago. She was the mother of the children. His second wife died a year or so ago. He left one brother, Amos, who has been living with Harry his son. His death was greatly regretted.

[Note: He was born in 1831 and died September 21, 1907. He served in Co.H, Ohio Volunter Heavy Artillery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 23, 1907
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Trowbridge, Asa

Asa Trowbridge Dead
     Asa Trowbridge, one of the best known residents of the lower end of the county, died at his home in Crown City last Sunday morning, at the age of 63 years. He was an undertaker and had filled the office of justice of the peace for many years. He had been twice married and is survived by his second wife and the following children by his first wife: Mrs. Grace Kuhn of Lancaster, Ohio; Mrs. Charles Elam of Crown City, Ohio; Charles T. Trowbridge of St. Louis, Mo.; Oliver To Trowbridge, of Portsmouth, Ohio.
     The funeral services from his home at Crown City Tuesday were largely attended. Mr. Trowbridge had the friendship of all who knew him and his place will be hard to fill.

[Note: Co. G, 195th O.V. I.,]

Gallipolis Bulletin
October 21, 1910
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     Top of Page

Trobridge, Asa Hiland

     Squire Asa HIland Trobridge, aged 62 years, passed away, Sunday, after an illness extending over several months, and Crown City deeply mourns the loss of one of its best beloved and most highly valued citizens and, a man whose high moral principles, courage and fidelity together with his congeniality, and cheerful, fun loving nature had won for him a host of friends, and those who knew him best loved him most. A man whose life and actions were dominated by truth, justice and sincerity.
     He stood at the helm of all the affairs on the town, and with intelligence and excellent judgment labored for the good of the town, and community. His loss is irreplaceable. No man will be more greatly missed and regretted. A good husband and father, a kind obliging neighbor, whose delight was to mingle with and converse with his friends, who will forever treasure the pleasant memories of those hours of social converse with “Squire.”
     Mr. Trobidge had been Justice of the Peace for about thirty years, and had been a Private in Co. G 195th O. V. I., during the latter part of the civil war.
     He leaves a devoted wife, who was formerly Miss Selina Pickett, to mourn his sad demise, two daughters, Mrs. George Elam of Crown City, Mrs. William Kuhn of Lancaster, two sons, Oliver, of Portsmouth, Ohio, Charles, of Alabama, six grandchildren, two brothers, J. H. of Charleston, W. Va., J. D. of Huntington, W. Va., two sisters, Mrs. A. E. Pickett and Mrs. Hugh Colwell of Gallia Co.
     Services were held from the family residence Tuesday at 10:30 A. M. conducted by Rev. Mr. Watts, the burial in charge of Mr. Wetherholt at the Blake cemetery, three miles above Crown City.

[Note: 1848 – 1910. Wife Rhoda Pickett, 1852 – 6 June 1885. He married 2nd wife Selina Pickett (1851 – 1918) in 1900. All are buried in Blake Cemetery]

Newspaper Unknown
1910
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Trowbridge, David Strong

Killed in a Tragic Manner in Northern Oregon
     Columbus Dispatch.---The relatives in this city of D.S. Trowbridge, Fresno, Cal., have received word that he met a most shocking death Thursday, not far from Dayton, Oregon. The deceased married a Miss Shrum many years ago. He took up a residence at Gallipolis and was for a number of years treasurer of Gallia county.
     He and wife went west 13 years ago. At Fresno Mr. Trowbridge purchased an orchard. A week ago last Thursday he and Mrs. Trowbridge started away to spend the summer. Mrs. Trowbridge arrived in Columbus last Monday. She went to the home of her sister, Mrs. George W. Clark, Neil avenue. The husband left her for Oregon to visit a sister and brother. He had a journey to make by coach and as the roads were rough, Mrs. Trowbridge decided to come direct to Columbus and be joined by her husband later.
     Friday evening Mr. Clark received a telegram from son of the deceased, who is a physician, saying: "Father is dead." A latter message said the stage coach in which the deceased was riding had fallen over a precipice. The news was broken as gently as possible to Mrs. Trowbridge, but the shock was too much and she has been prostrated since receiving the sad message. The son suggested this his mother remain in Columbus as it would take 4 1/2 days to return home. Her condition is such that she could hardly stand the trip at any rate. Mr. Trowbridge was a prominent member of the G.A.R. and while in Ohio he intended to be present at the Cleveland encampment.
     Mr. J.R. Shrum, the well known milliner, is a brother of Mrs. Trowbridge. The deceased was 67 years old.

[Note: He served in Co. G,4th WVI. It is not known where he is buried.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 8, 1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Trowbridge, John W.

     We are sorry to note the death of John W. Trowbridge, late member of the Fourth W. VA. Volunteer Infantry, at Rose Bud last Sunday evening, aged 57 years. His death was caused by heart disease and rheumatism. He was an honest man, and leaves several children to mourn their loss.

[Note: Buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio; died June 2, 1895.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Vol. xxviii No. 31.
June 8, 1895
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Tuning, William

SUICIDE
Wm. Tuning Blows Out His Brains
     William Tuning, living on George’s Creek, committed suicide last Friday afternoon by blowing out his brains with a shot gun. He was 73 years of age and had been in poor health for sometime. Coroner Shaw and Prosecutor Thomas went up upon being notified and the Coroner held an inquest. John Louks had delivered some hogs to Tuning and was returning home when he heard a shot and Mrs. Tuning’s daughter rushed out of the house and called him back. The unfortunate man was found lying on the floor in his bedroom in a big pool of blood with the top of his head blown off and blood and brains scattered all about.
     The deceased left a wife, three sons, Frank, John and Jefferson, and one daughter, Miss Helen, who have the sympathy of the community. The funeral was conducted Sunday from his late home by Rev. Jemison, interment following at Maddy Cemetery by Wetherholt. A large concourse of friends witnessed the last sad rites.

[Note: Cemetery database lists burial in Addison/Reynolds Cemetery in Addison Township. There is a Grave Registration Car for him , indicating service in the Civil War.]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 13, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tyler, Abner Johnson Holcomb

     Abner was born August 24, 1844 in Vinton to George and Olive Holcomb Tyler. He enlisted in Co. D, 91st
Ohio Volunteer Infantry with his father. He was wounded in the right shoulder, probably at the Battle of Lookout Mountain. He married Sarah Bard in 1866. They had two children, Sarah died and he remarried to Mary Jane Deckard Hull. Abner and Mary had three more children. Abner died November 8, 1902 and is buried at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Huntington Township.

Created obit from Ewing family research of Nancy Hank Ewing and war records
November 1902
Created by Henny Evans


Tyler, George

     George was born May 23, 1819 in Vinton to George Tyler. He married Olive Holcomb in 1843.
He enlisted along with his oldest of eight children, son Abner J., in 1862 in Co. D, 91st Ohio Volunteer
Infantry. George was wounded, probably at the Battle of Lookout Mountain, and he was sent home on a surgeon's certificate of disability.
     When Morgan's Raid came through it was reported that they surrounded his bed and threatened to kill him.
They did not but three of them loitered in the barn and Olive held them captive until the sheriff came.
George died January 17, 1865 and is buried in Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Huntington Township.

Created obit from Ewing family research of Nancy Hank Ewing and war records
January 1865
Created by Henny Evans


Unroe, Jacob

Unroe
     The funeral of Mr. Jacob Unroe was conducted at Mina Chapel last Friday afternoon by Rev. Edward Sheets, interment following at the same place by Wetherholt. Mr. Unroe was a member of Capt. Gatewood's heavy artillery and drew a pension of $30 per month. He had been blind for many years and was 64 years of age. A wife and eight children are left to mourn their loss.

[Note: from death record and Cogar research: Died March 23, 1905; Co. G. OVHA]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 31, 1905
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Valentine, George

Geo. Valentine Dead
     George J. Valentine passed away Tuesday at his home on Mill Creek, aged 76 years. The funeral services were held at Epworth M. E. Church Thursday afternoon by Rev. A. P. Cherrington, interment following in Pine street cemetery by Wetherholt.
     Mr. Valentine is survived by five sons, George M., R. E., E. H., C. F., and L. A. Valentine and two daughters, Mrs. Geo. Olaker, of Bidwell, and Mrs. John Dodson, of Columbus. He was an old soldier and the pallbearers were selected from the members of the G. A. R. The family will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

[Note: Born July 14, 1833, died June 7, 1910; Unite G., 18th O. B.]

Gallipolis Journal
June 15, 1910
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Van Gilder, Amasa Chapelle

Mr. VanGilder Dead
     Amasa Chapelle VanGilder, one of Pt. Pleasant's most prominent citizens, passed away at his home in that city on Wednesday morning, February 18, 1914, aged 76 years. His death resulted from ptomaine poisoning, after a week's illness. The funeral was conducted Friday by Rev. McGee at the Episcopal Church of Pt. Pleasant. The remains were then taken to Cheshire for burial. Mr. VanGilder is survived by a brother, Clifford, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Coleman, both of Cheshire.
     In an article in the Pt. Pleasant Register on Mr. VanGilder's death, the following tribute to the dead is paid: "Deceased was one of Pt. Pleasant's best known and most highly respected citizens; one of those substantial men who help to make a town wherever they may locate. He was big-hearted, earnest-minded, charitable, forgiving, a very good friend to those with whom he maintained friendly relations, leniently in his feelings to those who were unfriendly to himself for any cause. All who ever knew him, (and they were many in Mason County) will regret to learn of his death."

[Note: He lived as a boy in Cheshire; in 1880 he was listed as a druggist in Mason County, West Virgiina. He served in the 4th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 26, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Van Vleck, Jay Addison, Dr.

Dr. Van Vleck Dead

Aged Dentist Passes After Many Weeks of Suffering
     Dr. Jay Van Vleck of upper First avenue died at half past seven o'clock this Saturday morning, August 10, 1912. The time of the funeral services has not yet been determined upon but will be on the arrival of his son, Dr. Eugene Van Vleck from Huntington. The burial will be at Pine street cemetery where many of his relatives are buried under the direction of Undertaker Hayward, probably Monday morning.
     The Doctor had not been out in town for five weeks and bedfast for three weeks with a dropsical affection, complicated with the infirmities of old age. He received every care and attention necessary for the alleviation of his infirmities, from his son Samuel and other friends, who at this time are about worn out with fatigue for in the past three weeks he has been perfectly helpless and his wife also.
     Dr. Van Vleck was born in Madison county, New York, 86 years ago the 25th of this month. He had brothers John, Samuel, William, Edward and Dorsey, and one sister who married and lived in Portsmouth. He was the last of the family to survive.
     He left New York came to Portsmouth when 19 years of age, going thence to Marietta and returning located in Gallipolis the same year as a weaver, that being his trade and occupation. He was united in marriage soon after coming here to Miss Mary McNeal who survives him though in feeble health, and they became the parents of ten children. Two died in infancy. The rest lived to be over 40 years years of age, and he is survived by three sons, Samuel of this city, Dr. John Van Vleck of Los Angeles, Cal., and Dr. Eugene Van Vleck of Huntington, and one daughter Mrs. J. A. Reynolds of Addison, this county. The Doctor established himself here in the weaving business and made coverlets, blankets and carpets and did a prosperous business, and the quality of the products he turned out were such as as to give him great reputation. The possessor of a Van Vleck coverlet or carpet prides himself on the fact to this day.
     A year or two before the Civil War, he took to dentistry. He was an ingenious and skillful mechanic and was soon the leading dentist of this and surrounding country. At about the breaking out of the war, he sold his loom to a Mr. Kellar of Center Point, who moved it there. The Doctor taught him the art of running it, but Mr. Kellar sickened and died and the loom is said to be standing out there yet. During the war he traveled for the government with the Ohio state troops about to their camps as a dental surgeon, returning to this city and has always been regarded with the highest respect as one of the pioneer citizens of the town, and his wife came also from a family regarded with much esteem.
     They have both been fine old citizens of the town for so many years that they were known to every one, and a wide acquaintance will receive the news of his death with regret. We have Dr. Van Vleck from boyhood and always liked him. He was as honest and straight as the needle to the pole. He was of kindly disposition and most always edged in a good word for a man, no matter how meanly he was regarded generally, and every one will be sorry to hear of his death.

[Note: He was born in 1829 so if he came here at 19 that would have been about 1848. By 1860 he was listed as a dentist. Is on the Gallia County list of Squirrel hunters.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 16, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Van Zant, William

William Van Zant Dead
     William J. Van Zant passed away at his home at McComb, Mississippi, on November 12, 1914, after a long illness. He was born in Gallia County in 1843 and after serving during the Civil War in the 91st O.V.I. located in Mississippi in 1869.
     He is survived by his widow and three children.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Dec. 17, 1914
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Vance, Alexander

Alexander Vance
At the Home of the His Son-in-Law and Daughter in Philadelphia, at Noon Today, June 8th, 1894
     Hardly have the remains of the Senior Editor of the Journal been consigned to the tomb, until we are called upon to chronicle the death of Capt. Alexander Vance which is almost the same blow to the Bulletin, for Capt. Vance was the father of Hon. John L. Vance, and from whom the son learned to be the expert and accomplished newspaperman that he is, and with whom he was always more or less associated in the business. How singular a fate—fate that linked Mr. Nash and Capt. Vance together in Mr. Nash’s first business partnership and that calls them to their eternal home only within a few brief hours of each other.
     As was told a few months ago in the Journal Capt. Vance and his wife had been spending the winter with Rev. and Mrs. John Moncure in Philadelphia where Mr. Moncure was pleasantly situated as Rector of a church. Capt. Vance had been almost entirely blind for a long time by reason of a cataract upon his eyes, which during the winter he determined to have removed. He stood the operation quite well at the time for one of his years (82) and it was thought his sight would be entirely restored, but later a film grew over the eye operated on, and another operation was found necessary. It is supposed that the shock attending the last operation superinduced a paralytic stroke which came upon him last Tuesday, the day of Mr. Nash’s death, and a telegram from Col Vance who was in Washington, D.C., to his son John L. Vance, Jr., here Wednesday, announced the fact and stated that he would go to Philadelphia.
     A telegram this morning to the Colonel’s family here, said there was no hope, and a little after the noon hour another came, that he had just passed away, it is supposed from a second attack. We have no particulars. It is a satisfaction, however, to be able to state that his last hours were soothed and sustained by those nearest and dearest to him, that he lacked for nothing spiritual or temporal that could add to his comfort, and that he passed away full of years and honors and like a ripened shea has been gathered to his fathers. He was a kindly, genial old gentleman with a long list of warm friends among his fellow citizens, who knew him as perhaps the oldest newspaperman in this many other States, an honorable citizen, one who had gone forth to battle for his country’s unity and honor, one who loved to serve his fellowmen in love and kindness and who had filled many positions of honor and trust at their hands and who had been faithful and true in all the relations of life and no doubt at this moment is happy in a Father’s love.

Capt. A. Vance
     In 1834, Gallipolis had had a weekly newspaper 16 years. In 1834 William Casey Jones bought it, and changed its name to the Buckeye and Journal. In 1835 J. J. Coombs bought it changing its name back to what it was in 1832 when in charge of H. Maxon---The Gallipolis Journal. That same year the late Capt. Alexander Vance bought it and was running it in 1838 when the late Mr. William Nash became a partner. Capt. Vance later on became the proprietor of the Gallia Courier a beautiful newspaper for that day and conducted it ably. He was an able, graceful and convincing writer. Capt. Vance afterward became the proprietor of the Gallipolis Dispatch and continued it until the beginning of the war, when he recruited Company I of the old Fourth Virginia Volunteer Infantry and went into the war for the Union and was honorably discharged at the close and drew a large pension for his disabilities received in the service of his country.
     Capt. Vance was born in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia January 21, 1812. He came to Ohio with his father’s family in 1815, and to Gallipolis in 1832 and has been a citizen of our city ever since. He served the city in many positions of trust and honor. He was Mayor four years. He was County Auditor several years and County Surveyor and these together with his newspaper connection made him acquainted in his day with nearly every man, woman and child in the county. He was also a practicing attorney for several years and served as Justice of the Peace and Trustee for a great number of years, and in all these capacities was able, honorable and upright. In 1834 he was married to Mrs. Eliza Shepard, a daughter of Col. Luther Shepard, who still survives him. By this marriage he became the father of Col. John L. Vance, of this city, Mrs. Jas. E. Hebard, of Cleveland, Mrs. Rev. John Moncure, of Philadelphia, and the late very distinguished physician Dr. Reuben Vance, of Cleveland. We believe there were other children who died in infancy.
     In early days Capt. Vance was a Whig in politics, but on the death of the party became a Democrat. We always thought, however, that many of his old Whig notions clung to him notwithstanding, preventing him from becoming radically Democratic as one to the manor born. During the writer’s early life, Capt. Vance put in some intervals of time when not otherwise engaged as teacher in the public schools, and we had the honor to be one of his pupils. He was very popular as a teacher and highly esteemed by his pupils. He had a gentle way with him ruling by kindness rather than severity. As he only the senior of Mr. Nash by five years, they mingled and had good times together in much the same company and barring political differences that sometimes became warm and heated in middle age, were always the best of friends. Indeed their lives, until late years, were woven greatly together. The late Hon. Alonzo Cushing, General George House, Dr. Elisha Morgan, Dr. Hebard, Hon. George D. Hebard and others we cannot in this hurried article for the moment recall were close and intimate friends. He was a member of the Episcopal church and was elected vestryman of that church as far back as in the “forties.” He was among the first to become a member of the Knights of Pythias when that order was organized here and his burial will be conducted under the auspices of that lodge.
     He was the President of the First Fire Department ever organized in this city, which was in 1843, with Judge D. B. Hebard Secretary. It was called the Ceres Fire Company and their engine was worked by hand. During the war we remember that Capt. Vance was made Provost Marshal of Charleston, one summer. He took considerable part in politics, presided over many political bodies, and since his days of activity were over has been a shining landmark in our midst.
     Capt. Vance was a clear reasoner had excellent judgment, and while modest and unassuming was often the power behind the throne, others reaping the reward of his counsel and suggestions. He was a very companionable man, read much, had seen lots of the world, a good conversationalist with ever ready, inexhaustible resources of information to draw upon, a good story teller, full of reminiscence and good humor, self possessed and one always felt happy and comfortable in his society. The first dollar the writer ever earned in a regular newspaper work he paid him, while Col. Vance was in Congress. We were thrown together in that way for a number of years and can truly testify for him that a kinder hearted, better disposed a more uniformly serene and even tempered man, whose was in exact position, we never met. We part with our friend with grief and regret beyond measure that he passed away before sight and health had again permitted his return to us where old friends and scenes could have accompanied him a while longer. But so it is. While the young may die, the old must die. The common fate can hardly be stayed, and never stopped, and happy he, who can leave the scenes of earth with such a light heart and fixed hope as we know our friend possessed, and now that he is gone, we solace our fancy that when we are called we shall see him again. Let this be our final hopes for all we love on earth.
____________---
We said in Friday’s Journal that we had no particulars of Capt. Vance’s death. They were just received this afternoon by Col. Vance, who arrived at home this morning.

     On Monday morning last, Captain Vance, who was enjoying the best of health, though blind, walked out on the street with his daughter, Mrs. Moncure. It was noticed that in the course of the walk that he dropped his cane two or three times, though he stooped down and picked it up again, making some jocular remark about being careless. Monday afternoon the physicians came, by appointment, and removed the film from his eye that restored him to perfect sight. The operation did not lead up to the paralytic attack as was supposed here, but he stood it well, and went to bed with the bandages on his eyes. Monday night the paralysis that was indicated in his morning walk, before the operation, came on affecting his entire right side and his speech was affected, this is to say, disconnected. Col. Vance, in Washington at the time, was sent for and arrived Wednesday night, and, comfortingly to him, was recognized fully by his father. That night he sank into a comatose state and Friday, noon June 8th, passed away.
     The remains, accompanied by Mrs. Vance, Mr. and Mrs. Moncure, will arrive at Athens Monday, at 1:18 p.m., where they will be met by Col. Vance and arrive here Monday evening. They will be met at the depot by the K. of P. and G.A.R., and the remains taken to his old home on Second street near St. Peter’s Church, where the funeral services will be conducted Wednesday noon, at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. F. P. Lutz, of the Episcopal Church. The burial will be at the old cemetery by Hayward & Son, under the direction of the Knights of Pythias. The G.A.R. Post will also attend in a body.

Alexander Vance
     Born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, January 21, 1812. Died, in Philadelphia, Pa., June 8, 1894.
The funeral services will be held from the family residence, Second Street, on Wednesday afternoon, June 13, 1894, at 2:30 o’clock. Burial at the Old Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited. Church services by Rev. F. P. Lutz.
     The funeral ceremonies will be under the direction of Naomi Lodge, No. 55 K. of P. The G.A.R. and the Gallipolis Fire Department will attend and participate in the exercises. R. M. Switzer, G.C.
Geo. W. Heaton, K of R. & S.

Gallipolis Journal
June 13, 1894                                                                                               Top of Page


Vance, George Monroe

Passing of George Vance of Cheshire
     Gallia County lost a splendid citizen by death on Memorial Day morning when George Monroe Vance
of Cheshire was summoned to meet his Maker. Mr. Vance was born on July 1, 1846, and at the time of his passing was aged nearly 76 years. At the age of 17 he enlisted in Company G, 13th W.Va. Infantry, and served 18 months, suffering much hardships and seeing much fighting. On Sept. 29, 1865 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Shuler.
     Having no children of their own, they threw open their doors to relatives and friends who needed
help and raised four children, who now have friends of their own, John Thomas of Missouri, Mrs. Mary Kent of
Middleport, Mrs. Edith Lewis of California and Mrs. Rose Stuckey of Kansas. In later years they had taken into the shelter of their home their widowed sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Fulton and daughter, Pearl, who in turn have been a great help to them.
     At the age of 21 years Mr. Vance united with Second Kyger Freewill Baptist Church, and when he
removed from White Oak to Cheshire and transferred his membership to the Cheshire Baptist Church.
Besides his aged companion, he leaves a sister, Mrs. Rosetta Shuler of Weterville, and two
brothers, Madison of Columbus and John of Plain City, and many other relatives and friends.
     The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. W.J. Fulton and Rev. Ables, the former
a life-long friend of Mr. Vance. Interment was in Gravel Hill cemetery.

Gallia Times
June 9,1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Vance, James

James Vance
     James Vance was born in Addison township, Gallia county, Ohio, November 10, 1831, and died June 25, 1909, aged 77 years, 7 months, 15 days. He was married to Lucinda King in 1856. To this union was born eight children, five sons and three daughters, seven of whom are living, Mrs. William Fulton of Bookwalter, Ohio, Newel of Oklahoma; Edward, of Illinois; W. F. Vance, Mrs. J. M. Rife, Mrs. Orestes Roush, and W. N. Vance, of Gallia county, and a brother Edward Vance of Meigs county. His companion was taken from him by death May 16, 1876, leaving him with all the care and responsibility of caring for a family of seven children, which duty he performed faithfully. He was very much devoted to his family, ever having their interest and welfare at heart.
     He united with the Campaign F. W. B. Church, January 1, 1856, and lived a humble and faithful Christian 53 years. He held the office of Deacon for many years. He was faithful, attending regularly the church services as long as health permitted and was a good neighbor, willing to make any sacrifice necessary to help in sickness or distress. He remarked many times that his day of usefulness was over and he had a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.
     He served his country in the Civil War, being a member of the 141st Ohio Infantry. With life's work well done and its pace well run he has entered into that rest prepared for the finally faithful.
     His funeral was conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton, who officiated at his wife's funeral 33 years ago and who has been his pastor for 25 years. The services were held at the Bulaville church Sunday afternoon and burial at the Rife cemetery by Undertaker Hix.

[Note: Unit was Co. E, 141st OVI]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 2, 1909
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Vance, John Luther

     Colonel John Luther Vance of Gallipolis, a Democratic editor and leader and a most gallant soldier, still resides in that city, where for more than 30 he has been a leading citizen and a promoter of every public and municipal interest, especially the slack-water improvement of the Ohio river, of which he was the pioneer, and is still the champion.
     Colonel Vance has always resided in an overwhelmingly Republican district, and has always been an uncompromising Democrat, and, as the editor of the Gallipolis Bulletin, fought his political opponents an unending battle, yet so highly is he esteemed for his personal qualities and public enterprise, that in 1874 he was able to overcome and adverse majority of several thousand, and was elected to the Forty-fourth congress from the Eleventh district, composed of Gallia, Lawrence, Scioto, Jackson, Vinton and Hocking counties. During his term in congress he raised the question of the systematic improvement of the Ohio river, so as to make it navigable during the open season, and he still advocates it, with a fair prospect of ultimate success.
     Colonel Vance was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, July 19, 1839, and educated in the public schools. He enlisted in the military service in April, 1861, and served under the first three months' call as a staff officer, with the rank of captain. He then assisted in recruiting the Fourth Virginia Infantry and was commissioned captain, and was promoted through the intervening grades to colonel, and was repeatedly assigned as brigade commander. He served through the West Virginia campaigns; in Tennessee; at Vicksburg, Jackson, Missionary Ridge and in the Valley of Virginia. He participated in forty-seven battles and skirmishes, and was wounded in six different actions, severaly at Vicksburg and Barrysville.
     After being mustered out of the service he read law and was admitted to the bar, and became one of the most prominent members of his profession in southern Ohio and West Virginia. He was quartermaster general of Ohio under Governor James E. Campbell.

Newark Daily Advocate
Sept.9, 1901
Contributed by Joyce Robinson


Vance, Thomas

Death of Thomas Vance
     Mr. Thomas Vance died at his home near Morgan Center, Saturday May 19, 1906. He was born March 22, 1846, and was therefore aged 60 years, 1 month and 27 days. He was united in marriage to Eliza Wildman May 14, 1867, and to this union were born four boys and three girls, all of whom survive him.
     He served his country in the civil war and had been a member of the Christian church for more than a quarter of a century. He was a loving companion, a kind father and a sociable, clever neighbor and of him it can be truthfully said, that he was loved best by them all. He leaves one brother and one sister, besides his immediate family and a host of more distant relatives to mourn their loss.
     The funeral services were held last Sunday at his late residence, by Rev. W. G. Tyler, in the presence of over four hundred relatives and friends, who came to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of this excellent man.

[Note: Buried in Vance Cemetery in Morgan Township]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 25, 1906
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Vanden, H. J.

Death of H.J. Vanden
     Mr. H.J. Vanden died early Monday morning, after a long and distressing illness. Deceased became afflicted with nervous trouble in June, 1894, and was compelled to retire from active business. He visited several health resorts and consulted prominent specialists in the hope of being relieved, but all in vain. He afterwards became totally blind and gradually sank until he passed away as above stated.
     Mr. Vanden served through the late war in Col. Turley's Regiment. He afterward established the firm of H.J. Vanden & Co., the well known hardware dealers, of which he was a member at the time of his demise. His name soon became a synonym for honesty and fair dealing, and was held in the highest regard by all with whom he had business dealing. A widow and three sons, Dr. Walter Vanden, of Monarch, W.Va., Herbert and Fred, survive him.
     Besides his father, Mr. James Vanden, he also leaves four brothers and three sisters, viz.: Charles, of Dayton; Joseph, of Cairo; Dr. George and Edward W., of this city; Mrs. Peter McMullin, Mrs. H.B. Gentry and Mrs. C.M. Adams. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of all in their great affliction.
     Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church Wednesday afternoon by
Rev. W.E.I. d'Argent, under the auspices of the Masons. The following pall-bearers conveyed the remains to the last resting place: I.F. Chapman, Thos. L. Bell, W.B. Shober, Jno. A. Plymale, Jno. C. Butz, W.B. Fuller, H.R. Bradbury and G.F.Carl. Interment at Mound Hill Cemetery, by Hayward and Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 8, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Vandyne, Thos.

     Thos. Vandyne, Company H, 11th Regiment, Captain Drury, died at the hospital in Gallipolis, on Saturday morning about 2 o'clock, from injuries received while scouting near Poca, on the 15th of July. He volunteered at Troy, Miami county, Ohio, and was about 21 years of age.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 15, 1861
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                            Top of Page


VanZant, James

James VanZant Dead
     Mr. James VanZant passed away at his home west of town last Sunday evening after an illness of several years. He is the oldest man in Cheshire Township and has spent most of his life on the farm where he died.

[Note: Buried VanZant Cemetery in Cheshire Township. Death Certificate: born Jan. 5, 1828; died Sept. 14, 1919; age 91 years 8 months and 9 days of age. Parents: James W. VanZant and Margaret Guy. Served with the Squirrel Hunters in the Civil War.]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept. 1919
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Viars, Gideon R.

Gideon R. Viars Dead
     A week ago today Gideon R. Viars of Addison Tp. Died, aged 73 years, 10 months and 25 days. He was born in Bath Co., VA. And came to this county at an early age. He served three years in the Civil War as a member of Co. L. 7th Ohio Cavalry and was a good soldier. He is survived by his wife and two sons, William and Melvin. Also by one brother, Mrs. James Robinson of Trigg, Va.
     The funeral services were held at his late home last Friday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. C. Sprouse of Cheshire. Burial at Maddy cemetery by Wetherholt.

[Note from Death certificate: Born 6/5/1838 Died 5/1/1912]

Gallipolis Journal
Vol. 94 No. 18
Wednesday May 8, 1912
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Viars, Gideon

Death of Gideon Viars
     Mr. Gideon Viars, of Addison township, a fine old citizen and Ex-soldier of the Union army, died Wednesday, aged 76. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Betsey Jane Bing Viars, and two sons Melville and Williams both at home and one sister and one sister Mrs. James Robertson, formerly of Kanuaga now of Virginia. Mr. Viars died while seated in a chair in conversation with his family.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 2, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Viers, Sanford

Sanford Viers Dead
     Sanford Viers died at his home at Ewington, Monday, October 28, 1912, aged 72 years. The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church Wednesday, under the auspices of the G. A. R., burial following at the Ewing Cemetery on Story's Run. Mr. Viers was a harness maker by trade and was a veteran of the Civil War, a member of the 27th [sic - actually 21st] Regt. O.V.I. His many friends will hear of his death with regret.

[Note from Tombstone: Born 1839]

Gallipolis Bulletin
October 31, 1912


Old Soldier Dead

     Sanford Viers of Ewington died Monday morning in his 74th year. He served in the Civil War in the 36th O.V. I. and was a good soldier. Until recent years he followed his trade of harness-making at Vinton. He is survived by a son and daughter, John of Columbus and Mrs. Columbus Turner.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 21st OVI for a 3 mo. enlistment and then Co. B, 36th OVI]

Gallipolis Newspaper
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Viney, Allen

     Allen Viney, deceased some time ago, was born in Jiles [sic] Co., Va. A.D. 1828, and died at the age of 62 years 9 month and 28 days. He came to the state of Ohio in the year 1857 and settled in Gallia Co. where he has since resided. He enlisted in the army during the latter part of the civil war and served as a soldier until he was honorably discharged at the close of the war.
     He was a quiet and peaceable citizen and an upright christian, beloved by all who knew him. By industry and economy he acquired a piece of valuable property in Springfield township besides other property owned by him at the time of his death which was willed to his relatives and friends. It is just and fair to say that life of Mr. Viney was exemplary and worthy of imitation. He leaves to mourn his loss three sisters, Matilda Mayo, Minnie Guthrie and Martha Steenbergen, also one brother, Chas. Viney.

[Note: He served in Co. D, 9th Regiment U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery and in 27th Regiment U.S.C. Infantry. He is buried in Providence Baptist Cemetery in Springfield Township, 1828-December 12, 1899.]

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
February 2, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Vowell, Lewis M.

     Lewis M. Vowell was born about 1814 and lived in Gallia County for a time. He enlisted September 10, 1862 in Co. K, Indiana 5th Infantry as a corporal and his residence at the time was given as Haysville, Indiana. His wife was Nancy A. Davison whom he married September 1, 1842 in Gallia County and his children were Jerome, Augustus, Josephine, Evaline and Harry. He died December 2, 1862 in Madisonville, Kentucky and he is buried in New Albany National Cemetery, Floyd County, Indiana.

Created obit from service records, marriage and family information
1862
Created by Henny Evans


Waddell, Alexander M.

Death of Alexander M. Waddell
     Alexander M. Waddell, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Gallia county, died at his home at Thurman Thursday, April 4, 1895, and was buried at New Zion cemetery Saturday, April 6.
     Mr. Waddell's death deserves more than a passing notice from us. He was born in this county and spent his life within its borders. He was related to a large number of the most prominent families in Gallia and Jackson counties and was widely known in Lawrence county, and numbered his friends by the thousands. When the war broke out he responded promptly to his country's call, and gave four of the best years of life to the service of his country, although he was at the time prohibited from entering the army on account of his advanced age.
     His house was for many years a home for Methodist preachers and his hospitality and generosity were known far and near. He had been in poor health for the past year and was confined to his bed for about ten weeks. He suffered intensely, yet he exhibited a wonderful amount of Christian fortitude and gave every evidence that he was ready and willing to enter the heavenly home prepared for him. Every living child and grand child with one exception, followed the remains to their last resting place, six children and twenty-one grand-children. He was a member of Thurman G. A. R. Post and of Thurman M. E. church.

[Note: Buried in New Zion Cemetery in Jackson County. Unit: Co I, 36th OVI; S & S]

Gallipolis Journal
Vol. LX No. 22
Saturday, April 13, 1895
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Waddell, Nathan

Nathan Waddell
     Mr. Nathan Waddell, a well-known citizen of Green Township, died on Sunday morning last, in the 57th year of his age. He had been ill a long time with cancer of the stomach, and suffered greatly. The funeral was held on Monday morning, at his late home, conducted by Rev. J. W. McCormick, and the burial was at Mound Hill, by Wetherholt. His wife survives him, together with one son, George, and one daughter, Mrs. R. W. Irion. Mr. Waddell was a soldier in the war of the rebellion.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 12, 1894

In Memory
     Nathan Waddell, of Green township, was born February 24th, 1831, and died May 6th, 1894. His entire life has been spent in Gallia county, where he was held in great esteem and his loss will be deeply felt. In 1858 he was united in marriage with Mary E. Rader. In 1864 he enlisted in Co. F. 141 Battalion of Ohio volunteers, in which organization he served as first Lieutenant. He leaves a loving wife, and two children, son George and daughter, Mrs. Robert Irion and sister Mrs. Thomas Carter, of Patriot, and brothers, Abraham and Daniel, of Lawrence County, Ohio, Charles of Grimes, Iowa, Augustus of Reverton, Iowa and two half brothers, Alex of Thurman, Ohio and Joseph of Iowa. Four sisters and one brother have gone on before. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a host of friends.

[Note: Poem follows]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, June 4, 1874
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Wagner, John

John Wagner, Well Known Kanauga Man Passes
     Mr. John Wagner died at Kanauga Sunday, July 17th, 1921, in his seventy-fifth year. He has been
feeble for some months. Mr. Wagner leaves six children. His three sons are J.H. Wagner and A.H. Wagner of this city and Walter of Cheylon, West Virginia. There are twenty-three grand children and one great grandchild. Mr. Wagner has lived at Kanauga for years and was well known in Gallipolis and held in high
esteem by all his acquaintances.
     The funeral will be at two o'clock Tuesday at Fairhaven church, and the burial will be at Pine Street cemetery with Wetherholt & Entsminger in charge.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 18, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Wagner, Philip

     Philip Wagner, aged 89 years, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Kemp of 604 Allen avenue, with pneumonia, following a one week's illness at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was born in Beavertown, Pa., January 11, 1843, the son of Charles Wagner.
     The deceased was a member of the M.E. church and belonged to Company I, regiment 36 and ranked as a private. His wife preceded him in death, and surviving him are six children, Mrs. Gertrude Kemp, Hershel Wagner and Mrs. John Lloyd, this city; Mrs. Ella Janton, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Kathryn Landrum, Columbus, and Mrs. Bessie Potter, Worthington, Ohio, besides one brother, Dan Wagner of Gallia county, Ohio, and twenty grandchildren and one great grandchild.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the residence with burial in Greenlawn cemetery. The firing squad will sound taps at the services.

The Scioto Gazette
December 14, 1932
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Walker, James Clair

DIED
     At Hallettsville, Texas, February 4, 1886, Dr. James Walker, in the 75th year of his age. The deceased was the eldest son of the late Mathew Walker, and was raised and educated in this city. He was a resident of Texas for many years, having located in the Lone Star State when quite a young man. In youth he represented this district in the Military Academy at West Point, having received his recommendation from the late Hon. Sam'l. F. Vinton, but for some reason he did not graduate.

[Note: He served in the 2nd Texas Cavalry. He is buried in Hallettsvile, Texas.]

Gallipolis Journal
February 10, 1886
Transcribed by Henny Evans

SACRED HEART UNION
OBITUARY

[Note: This obituary may have been written by either COL Walker’s son-in law, Samuel Collier Patton, or by his friend Gen’l Arthur P. Bagby. Both Patton and Bagby were members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Halletsville, and both are buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery there. COL Walker was Church of Scotland (Presbyterian). His current burial place is unknown. He was probably originally buried in the Hallettsville town cemetery, but that cemetery fell into disuse and is now a public park. The gravestones and most of the graves were moved by family members, but no public records of what graves and markers were moved or where they were kept.]

     On the 4th of Febr. 1886, in the town of Hallettsville, the long and useful life of Col James Walker came to an end. Born in London in 1812, Col Walker came with his parents, who were of Scotch extraction, to the United States while almost an infant. His early years were spent in the states of New York and Ohio. From the latter place he was appointed a cadet to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point where he remained two years. A disagreement between himself and one of the Professors induced him to leave West Point and turned his attention to the pursuits of civil life. That step, we are persuaded was unfortunate, and a cause of life-long regret, for his tastes were eminently martial, and his high and chivalrous and fine intellect, thoroughly fitted him for the profession of arms. After leaving West Point, Col. Walker studied medicine and was graduated from one of our most respectable institutions of Medical learning. Moving to the new state of Texas while yet a young man, Col. Walker established himself in the practice of medicine, which he pursued with unremarked ability and success, until the breaking out of the War Between the States.
     Shortly after his settlement in Texas, Dr. Walker intermarried with Eliza, daughter of the late Col. Jones of Gonzales County, a retired officer of the U. S. Army. By his wife he left issue, two sons, both highly esteemed citizens of the City of Austin, and two daughters, Mrs. S. C. Patton and Miss Jessie Walker, who live among us, and by whom he was tended during his long and painful illness which ended in his death; with a self-sacrificing tenderness and devotion of which only woman is capable.
     At the breaking out of the war, Dr. Walker entered at once into the service, raising a company for the First Regiment of Texas Cavalry. With his company, Capt. Walker took a distinguished part in the memorable campaign, under Col. John R. Baylor, which resulted in wresting a large portion of New Mexico and Arizona from the U. S. troops, and shutting up the large garrisons of U. S. Regulars in the two forts of Craig and Union. A true record of the events of this brief campaign would almost startle credulity. Its distance from the scene of the greater events of the war has prevented its receiving the attention to which the brilliancy of its execution entitles it. In the subsequent battles in that region, under Gen’l Sibley, Capt. Walker was also distinguished for gallantry and zeal. On the reorganization of his regiment in 1862, he was elected its Lt. Col. W…. he -?- the (army?) of West Louisiana in 1863, and was noted for his earnest devotion to duty and zeal in maintaining the discipline and efficiency of his command. In leading a desperate charge upon the breastworks of the enemy at La Fourche Crossing in 1863, Col. Walker was shot down at the head of his command, receiving a wound from which he never entirely recovered. After the war, broken in fortune, but unsubdued in spirit, Col. Walker went into business as a merchant in Hallettsville. But nature had not suited him for trade. To Mammon, “the least erect of all the spirits that fell” he had no adoration to offer, and he soon returned to the practice of his profession. Knowing his military tastes and capacity, the writer endeavored, without any consultation with him, to have him appointed, on the election of Gov. Roberts, Adjutant-General of the state. Other and more important applicants were before him, and the effort failed. Soon after he was offered by his friend Col. Darden, a post in the Comptroller’s Office, which he occupied until a few months -?-, when the progress of the disease, which ended his life, unfitted him for its duties and he returned to the home of his son-in-law, S. C. Patton, Esq., in Hallettsville, to die under the care of those he loved best on earth.
     And this brief memorial is all that is left to tell of a life that was full of stirring incident and manly virtue. It is not however to incident, but to character that we would devote the brief space that is left us. And in character, Col. Walker was heroic. For what is it to be a hero, but to have the tenderness which loves and the courage which protects. His tenderness none who were brought in contact with him could doubt. He was a man, whom children loved and woman would instinctively trust. And his courage was of the truest temper. Tried in every variety of danger, it was never known to fail. But it was the consistent courage of the educated gentleman, not the ferocity of the savage, the courage which defends and protects — not that which rends, tears, and destroys. Of charity, no man ever had more. He had no desire for wealth, but for the good which it would enable him to do for others. No case of distress ever came to his ears, that he did not instinctively seek to relieve it. “His pity gave -?- charity began.
     Though Col. Walker died at last, suffering all the pains which humanity can endure, though he failed to achieve great wealth or …. [The rest of the document is lost, ed.]

Texas paper
February 1886 likely
Transcribed by George Walker


Walker, John

Death Ends Long Suffering of John Walker
One of Captain Blazer's Brave Soldiers
     John Walker passed away at his home on Fourth Ave. at 10 o'clock Friday night, Sept. 14, 1917 in his 73rd year. He had been ill nine months with hardening of the arteries and for five weeks had been unconscious most of the time.
     The deceased was the son of Elmer and Kerziah Walker, born in this city Dec. 25, 1844, and had lived here and at Chambersburg most of his life. He was a member of the 91st Ohio Volunteers and was one of Captain Blazer's men. It is said by those who know that he was a splendid, fearless solder. After the war he went on the river as a cook and was so employed until ill health compelled him to come home. He was a kind hearted man, a good friend and loving father and husband, and all his friends will be grieved to learn of his death.
     He is survived by his wife, Josie, daughters Cora and Maycile of this city and John, Jr., at Atlanta, Ga. Three children are dead. He has also on sister, Mrs. Clode Wolfe of this city and brother Frank of Coal River, W. VA.
     The funeral was conducted from his late home Monday at 3 p.m. by Rev. V. D. Beery, with burial at Mound Hill by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Journal
September 20, 1917
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Wallace, Hamilton

     Died, on the 22d of August, 1863, at the residence of Wm. Mock, Lincoln county, Ky., Mr. Hamilton Wallace, a member of Captain Campbell's Company, of the 7th Ohio Cavalry, after a short illness. Any of his friends who wish information, can obtain it at Mr. Lowry's, in Gallipolis.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 17, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Wallace, John S.

Died at Vinton
     Mr. John Wallace of Vinton, father of Mrs. Will Glenn of this city, died Thursday morning at 7 o'clock. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Sunday morning.

[Note: He was born September 10, 1832 and died June 14, 1923. He is buried in McGhee Cemetery in Huntington Township. He served in Co. K, 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 15, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Walter, Francis

Taps Sounded For Lieut. Francis Walter of Lincoln Ridge
Funeral Today
     Lieutentant Francis Walter, one of the county's best known men, died at his home on Lincoln Ridge at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, of infirmities incident to his 84 years. He had been bedfast since week ago Sunday and during the last three or four days unconscious.
     Mr. Walter was born in New York in 1830, coming to this county in 1849 and lived at Lincoln ever since except the three years or more he spent in the war as first lieutentant in Co. G, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery. He was a splendid soldier and was much interested in G.A.R. affairs and was loved by his old comrades. He was the leading spirit in organizing the post at Lincoln, donating the ground for the G.A.R. hall. This post was named the Joseph Walter post in honor of his brother. Mr. Walter was the last member of his father's family.
     Mr. Walter is survived by his wife, nee Sarah Blackburn, two sons, Ex-Commissioner J.W. Walter and Charles Walter, three daughters, Mrs. R.A. Clark of Rio Grande, Mrs. E.W. Hadley of San Diego, and Miss Lucy at home. Two children prededed him to the grave---Mrs. W.S. Crum and John Walter.
     The funeral services will probably be conducted by Rev. W.E. Ewing at the residence at 10 o'clock Friday forenoon. Interment in Houck cemetery by undertaker Myers.

Gallipolis Journal
March 27, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Old Soldier Taken
     Lieut. Frank Walter, aged 84, and a well known resident of Lincoln, Harrison township, passed away last Wednesday. He was a native of New York and came to Ohio when 19 years of age. During the civil war he served as first lieutenant in Co. G First Ohio Heavy Artillery.
     Mr. Walter leaves his wife, two sons, Joseph and Charles Walter, and three daughters, Mrs. R.A. Clark of Rio Grande, Mrs. E.W. Hadley of California, and Miss Lucy at home.
     The funeral services were held Friday at his late home by Rev. Edgar Ewing, interment following in the Houck cemetery.

[Note: Dates on his stone are January 1, 1830-March 25, 1914.]

Gallia Times
April 1, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Walter, Francis

Interesting Details of an Old Soldier's Life
     Francis Walter, youngest son of William and Anne Dickey Walter, was born at Mattewan in Duchess Co., N.Y., Jan. 1st, 1830, and departed this earthly existence March 25th, 1914, at the ripe old age of 84 years, 2 months and 24 days. Of four brothers who preceded him he was the only one born in this country. His parents were born in Dublin, Ireland, and were of the Catholic faith. While in his infancy he was christened in the church of his parents, but had never taken an active part in any one, but gave with a liberal hand to all denominations alike.
     At the age of 12 the family removed to Jefferson Co., Ohio, near Steubenville. On April 1st, 1849, he, with is parents, brother Joseph and niece Margaret Anne Dickey, came to Gallia Co., settling on the land still in his possession at the time of his demise.
     At the opening of the great civil war he was impelled by his loyalty to and his love for the freedom of his country to go forth in the strife for right and sustain the honor of his country and her banner. In 1862 he helped raise a volunteer company, which was organized Sept. 15, 1862, and mustered into the 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry with Capt. James Gatewood in command. On Aug. 10th, 1863, this company was reorganized as Co. G, 1st Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery, in which he served as First Lieutenant from the time of the first organization until mustered out of the service at Knoxville, Tenn., July 25, 1865, having served two years, ten months and ten days.
     A number of years since he conceived the idea of organizing a G.A.R. Post in his community and gave for that purpose a plot of ground on his farm. A neat building was erected for the purpose and the Post was named John Leeper Post, but a few years afterwards was changed to Joseph Walter Post in honor of his departed brother. His greatest pleasure in his declining years was to gather around him his old companions in service and relate the many incidents that occurred during a long and arduous campaign.
     For all his comrades he had a great love and a warm charitable heart, being ever ready to extend a helping hand. Many are the reports of his kindness to the men under him, and many will be the heartaches of those boys now grown white with the frost of years who have gathered with him the last time in the reunions of his regiment and company. Mr. Walter was by nature of a mechanical turn and cared less for farming than he did for machinery. He with his brother Joseph were the first to own and operate a threshing machine in this county. He also owned a large saw mill which he operated a number of years. While farming was not his most natural bent he was the possessor of a large orchard and at one time the largest apple producer in the county.
     On March 5th, 1854, he was united in marriage to Sarah Blackburn. To this union was born seven children, three sons and four daughters, two of whom, John the oldest of the family died at the age of 12 years and Augusta, wife of W.S. Crum, who passed away in 1910. The remains of the family Joseph B. and Charles W. Walter, Mrs. W.H. Clark of Rio Grande, Mrs. Mary C. Hadley of San Diego, Cal., and Lucy E. at home.
     Words cannot express to a heartstricken family the sympathy that is felt by many friends for them. To the one who has devoted a life to care of aged loved ones too great commendation cannot be made. With the broad mantle of charity for all shortcomings and words of warmest praise for the many good deeds of a long life, let us with loving hands lay to rest the weary body and commend to God the immortal soul of him we loved.
     Funeral services were held at the home on Friday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. James Massey. The local G.A.R. Post paid the last sad rites to their respected comrade. Ten of his company attended, with a number of others, John Irion, commander, and Judge Miller of Jackson, Ohio, acting chaplain. The pall bearers were neighbors and friends, being I.F. Elliott, W.T. Haskins, A.J. Berridge, George Houck, Dan Lewis and Chas. Carter.
     Those from a distance who attended were Judge Miller of Jackson, W.S. Matthews, Columbus, John Rairden and Fred Thierry of Ill., Miss Edna Shaw of Huntington. Undertaker Myers, of Sand Fork, conducted the burial.

Gallipolis Journal
April 10, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Walter, Joseph

Resolutions of Respect
John leaper Post, No. 397
Sand Fork, Ohio  

     Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God in His infinite wisdom to remove from our
midst by death our esteemed comrade, Joseph Walter, therefore be it
     Resolved, That in the death of our comrade ths Post has lost an esteemed member, the community in which he lived an honest, upright man.
     Resolved, That we hereby tender our heartfelt sypmathy to the bereaved family in this their hour of affliction.
     Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, and spread upon the minutes of the Post, and that our charter be draped in mourning for 30 days.

F.M. Folden
Perry Clark
A.D. Thornton,
Committee

[Note: He served in Co. G, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and he is buried in Houck Cemetery in Harrison Township with the dates of November 20, 1826-June 27, 1893. According to his tombstone, he was born in Manchester, England.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 5, 1893

Walter(s), Joseph

Death of Joseph Walter(s)
     It is with regret that we announce the death of Mr. Joseph Walter(s), of Walnut township, near Lincoln, which occurred at his home, Tuesday evening June 27th. Mr. Walter(s) was taken ill on Sunday with cholera morbus, and after becoming easy, sank away into a comatose condition, from which he never recovered, and passed away as stated. He was quite an old man, probably about 70, and was a highly respected, influential citizen. Dr. Johnston was called out Tuesday, but Mr. Walter(s) was practically dead when he arrived.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. A Walnut Township GAR Post was named for him.]

Gallipolis Journal
July 15, 1893
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Walter, Samuel

     Mr. Samuel Walter, a well known and highly respected citizen of Morgan Township, died last Sunday. He fell unconscious in his garden on Saturday, and was carried to the house, where he died the next day. He left a wife and grown children. The funeral services took place on Monday.

[He served as a Squirrel Hunter. It is not known where he is buried but his son is buried in Clark Chapel in Morgan Township. Samuel was born in Virginia about 1812 and died September 9, 1894 at the age of 82 years and 9 months.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 15, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Ward, Albert

Albert Ward Dead
     Albert Ward, one of Morgan township's well respected citizens, died Tuesday at his home near Vanceton after a long illness of consumption. He was a soldier of the Civil War, and an honest upright citizen, well-liked by all who knew him.
     Undertaker H. K. Butler had charge of the burial which was at Pine Grove. The funeral was held at 1 p. m. at the Morgan Center church.

[NOTE: Has stone. B-Sept 8, 1846 D-May 2, 1911, Death Records Vol. #2, Unit: Co I, 80th O. V. I. or Co. G 7th WVC, S & S.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 10, 1911
Vol. 93, NO. 81
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page


Ward, Andrew

Andrew Ward Dead
     Andrew Ward died at the home of his son J. W. Ward of Cheshire Township Friday, Oct 4,1912, aged 69 years. He was born in Morgan Township and was married to Christiana Colwell in 1864 she dying in 1905. Four children were born to this union; J.N. Ward of Cheshire Township, Mrs Zelinda Russell deceased, Howard Ward of Caledonia, Ohio, and Mrs. Jennie May Reeves of Chattanooga, Oklahoma. Seventeen years ago he united with the Second Kyger Creek F.W.B. Church of which he remained a member until his death. Mr. Ward was a kind and affectionate husband, a loving and indulgent father and will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. The funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the Poplar Church by the Rev. W.J. Fulton.

[Note: Squirrel Hunter]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday Oct 10, 1912
Transcribed by Ernie Wright


Ward, Benjamin Franklin

B. Frank Ward Dead
Passed Away in Florida Surrounded by Sons
     Word was received here today of the death of Mr. Homer J. Ward's father, Mr. B. Frank Ward, at
the age of 78 years. He died in hospital at Tampa, Fla., Tuesday night at 11 o'clock, April 29, 1919, of Bright's disease. He and his sons Floyd and Everett who were there with him were all to have left for their return home Tuesday.
     Mr. ward is survived by the following children: Grant, James, Homer, Floyd, Charles, Everett, and Mrs. Norah Phillips and Mrs. Laura Swick living, and one daughter dead. Mr. Ward was a fine old gentleman, held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. His son Homer en route to Florida did not reach his bedside before he died. No funeral arrangements have been made at this writing.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter. He is buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Springfield Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 30, 1919
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Ward, Francis M.

     Died, April 18th, 1864, of Measles at Murfreesboro, Francis M. Ward, only son of Jacob and Mary Ward, who went as a recruit for Clay Township, Gallia Co., Ohio, in Co. F 33d O.V.V. I.; residing in Ohio Township; age about 20 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 5, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Ward, Isaac

     Mr. Isaac Ward, of Crown City, aged about fifty years, died last Saturday night from a third stroke of paralysis received at noon of that day, while seated in the midst of his family before the fire. He had received two strokes previously, and was in an invalid condition when the last stroke came. He was an old soldier and an estimable citizen.
     His funeral services took place this afternoon, Monday. He leaves a widow and quite a large family to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. His widow was formerly Miss Sarah Chapman, a sister (of) Mr. I.F. Chapman of the Journal, who, with Mrs. Chapman attended the funeral services today.

[Note: The cemetery where he was buried is not known. He served in Co. B, 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 21, 1895
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Ward, Jacob W.

Obituary
     J. W. Ward, son of Nelson and Faithful Ward, was born in Meigs County, Ohio, October 23, 1841, and departed this life, July 21, 1921, aged 79 years, 8 months and 28 days. He was married to Cynthias A. Johnson December 24, 1865. To this union were born two children, Fred J. of Columbus, Ohio, and Myrta Robinson,now deceased.
    He leaves to mourn his loss one son, one grand-daughter, two grandsons, two brothers and hosts of relatives and friends. He bore his sufferings with patience and was conscious to the end.
He was a soldier of the Civil War, having enlisted with the 11th Regiment, Company M, Pennsylvania Cavalry, August 11, 1862, and was honorably discharged May 8, 1865, at Richmond, Va., having served his country almost three years.
    He was a member of Siloam Masonic Lodge No. 456, at Cheshire. He was never affiliated with any church but was known by all to live an upright life, having been a kind neighbor and a good citizen. The greater part of his life was spent near his birth place.

"Weep no that his tolls are over,
Weep no that his race is run,
God grant that we may rest as calmly,
When our work is done.

"Till then we yield with gladness,
Our father to him we keep,
And rejoice in the sweet assurance,
He giveth his beloved sleep.

"One more in heaven, one less on earth,
The pains, its sorrows and its tolls to share,
One less the pilgrims cross to bear,
O ! Death where is thy still! O! grave where
is they victory !

The Gallia Times
July 28, 1921
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page


Ward, John F. M.

Old Soldier Dead
     After many years' suffering from cancer of the stomach, J. F. M. Ward, born at Mercerville, June 26, 1839, died Jan. 31, 1917, at the home of his son Gilbert. He was united in marriage to Isabelle Dickey and to this union were born three sons, Gilbert, Emmett and Lawson, all of near Mercerville, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Crouse of Hicksville, Ohio. He spent the most of his life at Mercerville, except during the last few years at Hicksville and Gallipolis. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, four children, 13 grandchildren, two sisters and a host of other relatives and friends.
     Mr. Ward was a veteran of three years' service in Company G, First Ohio Heavy Artillery, and a fine man with many friends.
     Funeral services were held at Mt. Pleasant U. B. Church on Sunday conducted by Rev. Walker of Crown City and Ray Stillwater of Mt. Herman.

[ NOTE: Buried at Dickey Chapel in Harrison Twp.]

Gallia Times
Wed. Feb. 7, 1917
Vol. XIX, NO. 6
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Warden, Seibert

Rev. Seibert Warden
     Rev. Seibert Warden, 69 years of age, passed away quite suddenly at his home on lower Second Avenue, Monday morning from an attack of heart failure.
     He was a native of Mason County, WV and lived for a time at Frazier's Bottom, where he was married in 1877 to Miss Mary E. Newman, who, with the following children, survive him: Mrs. Effie Wynn of Rutland, Mrs. Frances Roberts, Mrs. Ethel Fitzwalter and Miss Virginia of Charleston and sons, Oley and Sidney of Charleston.
     Rev. Warden had been a Methodist preacher of over 40 years. His death brings to a close a useful, Christian life.
     The funeral was held at the residence Wednesday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. W.D. Cherrington. Burial was at the Mound Hill Cemetery by undertaker Wetherholt.

[note: Death Certificate & Cogar research: born May 5, 1846; died Feb. 7, 1916 age 69 years. Parents: James Warden -born: unknown; Martha Hereford, Mason County, WV....Served in Civil War in Co. L, 7th. Reg. WVC]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 10, 1916, No 6, Page 1
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Warden, William

Civil War Veteran Dies In Ashland
     William Warden, who was born in October 1843, died Tuesday in Ashland, Kentucky.  He was a veteran of the Civil War serving throughout in many of the crucial battles.  He was well known here being a brother of the late Rev. Seibert Warden, who after retiring from the Baptist Ministry. Came to Gallipolis to reside and died many years ago at his home on lower Second Avenue.  He was an Uncle of J. W. Warden, this City, who with Mrs. Warden attended the funeral Thursay afternoon in Ashland.

Gallipolis Tribune
Volume LVII
Number 31
August 2, 1928
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT                                                                                      Top of Page


Warth, Robert G.

     Robert G. Warth was born June 24, 1836, in Gallipolis, Ohio, and died at his home, in this City, on Saturday morning, 7th inst. Mr. Warth was a descendant of old and highly respected families; that of the Warths and Gates of revolutionary notoriety.
     Mr. Warth was among the oldest and last of the telegraphers in the Country.  From 1851 to 1858 he was in charge of the lines of the Bee Line, and Old Madison & Indianapolis Railroads, then under the superintendency of the late Goverenor John Burough, of Ohio.  From 1858 to 1875 he lived and worked at his chosen profession in the principle cities of eleven States of the Union. During the War he was the principle telegraph operator in the Army of the Potomac, under Gen. George B. Mc Clellan, for whom he entertained the highest regard. Since 1878 he has been a resident of this City. 
     He leaves a most estimable wife and two bright and interesting daughters, with whom this community profoundly sympathize. "Bob" Warth, as he was familiarly called, was not an angel, but had some of the frailties to which our poor humanity is heir. In fact, truth compels us to say, he was his own worst enemy.  Yet his ready wit, proverbial good humor and generous disposition will long be remembered by those who knew him best. Peace to his memory.
Anderson (Ind.) Democrat, July 14th.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Volume XV
Number 35
July 25, 1882
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by: Michael L. Trowbridge


Watkins, Gabriel

Death of Gabriel Watkins
     Gabriel Watkins, one of the oldest colored residents, of Gallipolis, died Wednesday evening, after three months illness with dropsy. He was 54 years old, born in Charleston, W.Va., coming to this city with General Lightburn's retreat 41 years ago. Since that time he has made his home at Mrs. Nancy Brown's on 3rd avenue. He was a member of the G.A.R. He leaves two nieces in this city, Mrs. Chas. Lewis and Mrs. Thomas Howell also a nephew Mr. Henry Wood.
     The funeral services will held tomorrow at 2 p.m., at A.M.E. Church, Rev. Morton officiating. The burial at Pine street cemetery by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 5, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Watson, Charles

Death of Charles Watson
     Charles Watson was born in Gallia County, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1845, and died at the home of his niece Effie M. Graves at Dunlap, Kansas, Sunday, Aug. 4, 1918, aged 73 years, 7 months and 4 days. He was united in marriage to Anna Bell McDonnell June 22, 1879 in Austin, Mo. To this union were born two children both of whom have passed over the great divide with their mother many years ago.
     During the Civil War Mr. Watson, when but 19 years of age. volunteered and was enlisted in Co. E., 141st Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf. on the 2nd day of May 1864, at Gallipolis, Ohio, was appointed Corporal the 11th day of May, 1964 and mustered out with the company Sept. 3, 1864, receiving the certificate of honorable service and Pres. thanks 15th day of Dec. 1864. He retained his membership in G. A. R. Post No. 14 of Denver, Colo. He was also a loyal member of the Grand Lodge of the I. O. O. F. of Helena, Mont.
     Although not a member of any church he attended church services when in good health and liberally supported the Christian work impartial to any denomination. His whole life will be remembered for its gentleness, refinement and kindness by all who knew him.
     He leave to mourn his departure one sister, Mrs. Lucinda Hughes of Gallipolis, Ohio, two nephews, Howard and Charles Smiley, also of Gallipolis, and one niece, Mrs. Effie ME. Graves of this place.
The deceased came to Dunlap from Denver, Colo., where he had lived for many years, about June first this year, hope to improve his health.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 7, 1918 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. WE. A. Graves conducted by Rev. Philip Evans, pastor of the Methodist church. A choir of mixed voices sang several appropriate songs.
     At the grave the I. OF. OF. IF. of Council Grove took charge and rendered their regular lodge burial service. The boy was laid away to rest in the beautiful little Dunlap cemetery there to await the bugle call at the last day when all the dead shall rise.

               "God's finger touched him and he slept"
               "Time, like an ever rolling stream bears all its sons away"

     The above article is copied from a Dunlap, Kansas, paper. Mr. Watson is well remembered by many friends in this county.

The Gallia Times
AUG. 21, 1918
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page


Watson, James H.

James H. Watson
Well-Known Old Soldier, Dies at Upper Sandusky
     James H. Watson, formerly of Addison and later Rio Grande and an old soldier, died week ago last evening at Upper Sandusky, where he had lived the past year. He was a member of the Baptist church and a good man. He was 65 years old and is survived by his wife, who live at Rio Grande, one son, George Watson of Maple Shade, and two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hamilton and Miss Martha Watson.
The funeral services were held at Balaville Thursday. Burial by Wetherholt.

[NOTE: Has stone. B-Aug 12, 1845 , Died March 29, 1910. Unit: Co. E 141st O.V.I.; Buried in Rife Cemetery, Addison Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
April 6, 1910
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Watson, Riley

Death of Riley Watson
     Mr. Riley Watson, whose sickness has been mentioned in the Tribune, departed this life at his home in Addison Saturday evening, November 13, '97, after an illness of a year with heart trouble and drospical affections [at] 57 years, 5 months and 27 days old. His funeral services were conducted at 11 o'clock Sunday morning by Rev. Thomas Lasley of the Baptist Church.
     Mr. Watson had never married. He was an old soldier of the late war belonging to Co. E of the 41st O.V.I. His burial was conducted at the Leonard graveyard. He left three brothers, Wilson, Elliott and James, and one sister, Mrs. Abigail Switzer. Mr. Wilsonwas a farmer and a good citizen and his death was regretted by many friends. Enemies, he had none, and he departed with perfect resignation to his fate.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 16, 1897
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Watts, William W.

Death of Mr. Watts

     Mr. W.W. Watts, living in one of Naman Canaday's houses above the Water Works, with wife and three children, the oldest eight years old, died suddenly Saturday night about midnight, in his 63d year, it is supposed of heart trouble. When it was seen he was so bad a physician was sent for, but he died before he arrived. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A.P. Cherrington this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the interment by Hayward and Son following at Pine street in the soldiers' plat.
     Mr. Watts came here with his wife about ten years ago. She being an epileptic was received as a patient in the O.H.E. and she died and he married again. He was in the grocery business, quite awhile, and then gardened and was a very clever man. He had been troubled with cardiac asthma and a week or so ago he was taken with the grip and succumbed to both the troubles. He leaves two brothers, George, one of the conductors on the street car line and John near town.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 71st OVI. 1838-February 15, 1908.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 17, 1908
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Waugh, Charles L.

     Charles L. Waugh, private, aged 25, enlisted Aug. 5th, 1861, from Guyan township, died March 12th, 1862 of consumption—unmarried.

[Note: His name was found in a list of soldiers who died in the war. He served in Co. G, 4th West Virginia Infantry. Another source says he died at home of disease March 12th, 1863.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 21, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Waugh, Lemuel Vinton

L V. Waugh Dead
     Sunday evening at 4 o'clock Lemuel Vinton Waugh, of near Bladen died of the infirmities due to his advanced age.
     He was born Dec. 27. 1827 in Harrison Tp. and was 83 years, 2 months and 12 days old. He was a substantial farmer and a highly respected citizen in his community. He served in the state militia at the time of Morgan's raid and participated in the campaign against him. Mr. Waugh was married three times and is survived by his last wife, Nannie Morton Waugh, three sons, Sheridan of this city, Lester in Oregon and John, and by one daughter, Mrs. Isaac Clark of Hilton.. He was an uncle of C. Wayne Lanier the well-known mail carrier.
     The funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Providence Church, conducted by the Rev. Ira Sheets. Burial at the Waugh cemetery by Wetherholt.

[Note: Has stone. B-Dec. 29, 1827 D-March 12, 1911. Death Record Vol. II. He was also in the Squirrel Hunters unit.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 16, 1911, NO.11
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page


Weaver, Greenbury W.

    Mr. Greenbury W. Weaver, of this city, dropped dead at the residence of his brother, Mr. A.R. Weaver, last Sunday morning at about 10 o'clock, with heart disease. He had risen from his bed that morning in his usual health--in fact, he had been uncommonly well and in better spirits than usual for a day or two. He washed and dressed himself, drew a bucket of water at the cistern, brought it in the house and set it down, filled his pipe and was about to take a smoke, and passing into another room, fell dead and never spoke. He had been afflicted for some time with trouble of the heart, but there were no apprehensions of such a sad and shocking result.
     Mr. Weaver was a son of the late William Weaver, and at the time of his death was a little past 58 years. He leaves a wife and seven children, an old mother, aged 79 years, a brother above mentioned, and a sister, Mrs. Mary A. Moore, of Parkersburg, W.Va. He was kind and affectionate in disposition, and though he had his misfortunes, as many others, placed his trust in Him who careth for even the sparrow that falls to the ground.
     He enlisted in the 18th Ohio Battery, in July, 1862, and was mustered out of service June 29th, 1865, at the close of the war. Capt. C.C. Aleshire, in speaking of him, said: "He was a soldier who served in the field and not in the hospital. I think he participated in every battle in which the Battery was engaged. He was a most uncompromising Democrat, and when Vallandigham ran for Governor, and Vallandigham tickets were not allowed to be circulated or given to the soldiers, he wrote over 100 himself, 70 of which were voted by my boys."
     His funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Lewis, of the M.E. Church, at the residence of Mr. A.R. Weaver, on Second Street, in the Third Ward, to-day, Tuesday, March 25th, at ten o'clock, after which his burial will take place at the old Gallipolis Cemetery.
     The family have the sympathy of all, more especially his aged mother, who has seen more than her share of trouble. Her husband was blind for six years. One son, William J., was drowned. Another son, George E., was wilfully shot by a drunken soldier, while reading a newspaper on the porch of his own premises, because he has refused to sell him a drink. Another son, John H., took sick one evening and died next morning. There were nine in family, only two of which are now left to her. She seemed last Sunday nearly wild with grief. It is hoped that her last days may be her pleasantest, and that from this [time] on she may have peace and happiness till called home.

[Note: His stone refers to him as Greenburg but his obituary and service record refer to him as Greenbury. He was buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 25, 1884
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Weed, Columbus

Civil War Veteran –Answers Last Call, Columbus Weed Reared In This County
     Mrs. W. F. Kabisch who has been out in Oregon attending the funeral of her father and has sent the following article from the Benton County, Oregon Review, concerning the deceased:

     Columbus Weed was born on a farm in Gallia county, Ohio, in 1832. At the age of four years he moved with his father to Jackson county, Ohio where he grew to manhood on land purchased by his father from the U. S. government. His early life was spent in helping to clear a farm in the forests of Southern Ohio and attending the schools afforded at that time in a new country. These rural schools were the sum of his school education but so closely did he apply himself that before he had reached his majority he was licensed to teach in the public schools of Ohio. On his graduation from the public school he entered life’s great school and to the end of his life was an earnest student and learner. This was evidenced by the fact that when he abandoned the profession of teaching he stood at the head of his profession in Southern Ohio. In his last school he had as pupils grand children of pupils in the first school taught by him.
     On the breaking out of the civil war, he answered Lincoln’s first call for troops and enlisted in the 18th Ohio Infantry and served three months, the end of his enlistment. He was mustered out with his company August 31st and reenlisted Sept. 1st, 1861 in the 2nd W. Va. Cavalry to serve three years or during the war. He served under generals Averal and Hunter and in 1864 went with his command to the Shenandoah Valley where he participated in all the sanguinary skirmishing and fighting up and down that famous valley.
     In 1897 he came to Oregon and in 1901 took up a homestead claim in Benton county. After completing the required residence on his homestead, he purchased a home in Philomath where he resided till a year ago when he went to Portland to live with his daughter, Mrs. Ed Kitson, where he died June 8th, 1919 in his 88th year.
     Thus ended a long life covering a period the greatest in the world’s history in which he played his part as a man. His whole active life may be summed up in this, “Student, Teacher, Soldier, Citizen, Christian.”

[Note: He is buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.]

Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio
July 16, 1919
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock


Weed, John

Taps Sounded for John Weed in His 100th Year

Last Survivor of 91st O.V.I. Dies in Colorado--Was Once Teacher Here
     Word has just reached here of the death on Monday of John Weed, who was possibly the oldest son of Gallia County at the time of his death, in Fitzsimmons General hospital, Boulder, Colorado. He was a veteran of the Civil War and in his one hundredth year. Former County Engineer James T. Weed of Columbus is the only surviving member of the family.
     Funeral services under Masonic and G.A.R. auspices were held at Canon City, Col., where he had lived the greater part of the past fifty years.
     John Weed, son of Tracy H. and Cynthia Cherrington Weed was born June 3, 1841, in Springfield Twp., Gallia county. He died October 7, 1940, in Boulder, Colo., aged 99 years, four months. He spent his earlier years at the old homestead, now owned by Frank Wade, and taught a few years in his earlier manhood in the vicinity of his home. In 1862 he enlisted in Company A of the 91st regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a company composed mostly of Gallia county boys, under Captain L.Z. Cadot of Gallipolis; served almost three years or until the end of the war. His army life was with the army of Virginia the greater part of the time in and around the Shenandoah valley.
     After termination of the war he taught in Gallia county for sometime, also at Hamden, and later was engaged in the mercantile business at Hamden. He married Ferona Smith, a teacher, of Jackson county and a few years later engaged in the stock business in Colorado. He had spent the greater part of the last 65 years in that state. His wife died about eight years ago. There survive three children, a son, J. Murray Weed of Schenectady, N.Y., and two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Smith of Boulder, Col., and Mrs. Minnie Coppage of Cripple Creek, Colo.
     He was the last of the 91st regiment O.V.I. of about 1,200 men. The late M.C. Boice of Cheshire Twp. was the last comrade of whom he had any knowledge. His entire life was upright and true.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 9, 1940
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Weihe, Charles

     Charles Lewis Weihe, 85, formerly a harness dealer in this city, died at his home here Monday night. The funeral will be here Thursday afternoon at his home, interment in Mound Hill. Mr. Weihe was born in Germany, was a Civil War veteran, and leaves two daughters, Mrs. W.A. Bowen of this city, and Mrs. A.D. Dickey of Cleveland, and a son John at home. His wife died about fifteen years ago.

Note: He is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Township. He served in Co. L. 3rd Penn. Heavy Artillery.

Gallia Times
December 7, 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Welker, Samuel

     Capt. Samuel Welker, whose death was reported in last week's Bulletin, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, June 18, 1819, and was therefore 76 years, 10 months and 25 days of age. Capt. Welker came to Vinton, Gallia County, in December 1844. He, with his five brothers, enlisted in the army and served through the civil war and became Captain of Company I, 173rd O. V. I. On June 17, 1843, he married Miss Rebecca Moore, of Columbiana County. Six children blessed the union, of who five survive, one son, David O. Welker, and four daughters, Mrs. Jennie Hamilton, Miss Mary A. Welker, Mrs. Dr. Sylvester and Mrs. Susie R. Casey. Captain Welker was one of Vinton's most highly respected citizens, a good neighbor and an honorable, upright man. Peace to his ashes.

[Note: B-June 18, 1819 , D-May 13, 1896. Buried in McGhee Cemetery, Huntington Twp. The other daughter was Mrs. Ira W. Booton of Gallipolis.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 23, 1896.
Vol. XXXIX, NO. 21
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page


Welker, Samuel H.

Death of S.H. Welker
Prominent Man of Rio Grande Dies
     Rio Grande is in sorrow says our correspondent, because of the death of one of her most prominent citizens. Ex-Postmaster Samuel H. Welker. He was 61 years old last May and a good popular citizen, well liked by every one. He is survived by his wife by Mrs. Isabella Huntley Welker and four sons and one daughter, Mr. Stephen Welker, Prof. W.E. Welker of Vinton, Prof. Adriel of Cheshire, Mathias Welker of King's Mills, O., and one daughter Mrs. A.F. Jones.
     Mr. Welker's loss will be keenly felt in our little village. He was one of those kinds of citizens ready to lend a helping hand in every trying emergency. If there was anything he could do to help a fellow man along, he was ready and willing. His country needed him in the Civil War and he enlisted in the 2d Virginia Cavalry.
He was Postmaster of Rio Grande nearly four years, having been appointed under President McKinley.
     He was a member of the Baptist Church of Cavalry at Rio Grande and a working member of that church, and will be buried in the cemetery there Tuesday morning.

[Note: His service was in the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry. He lived from 1847 through August 4, 1908.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 5, 1908
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Welker, Silas

     Silas Welker was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, on the 18th day of September, 1815, (just three months after the battle of Waterloo) and died in Morgan Township on the 1st day of October, 1884, in the 69th year of his age, of cancer of the face. He leaves six children, among them being Mrs. Ira W. Booton of this city. He lived 41 years in Morgan township. He was a good man, and will be sadly missed in his life walks.

[Note: He served in Co.I, 173rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and is buried in Wilcox Cemetery in Morgan Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
Octobter 9, 1884
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Welker, William

     William was born November 8, 1821 in Columbiana County, Ohio. He came to Gallia County about 1842 with his parents William and Elizabeth Might Welker. He married Taphena Holcomb in Gallia County in 1846.
He enlisted in Co. B, 140th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for 100 days service. He caught cold soon after
enlistment and suffered from spinal and kidney disease and partial deafness as a result. His health was never the same although he lived another twenty-five years.
     William and Taphena had 9 children, Samuel, Elizabeth, William, Abner, Might, Laura, Ansel, Adlebert and
Ann. His oldest son Samuel H. also served in the war. He died September 8, 1889 and is buried at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Huntington Township.

Created obit from Ewing family research of Nancy Hank Ewing and war records
September 1889
Created by Henny Evans


Weller, William H.

     William Weller enlisted in Co. C, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry as a Corporal on September 30, 1861. He was born August 22, 1844 and died July 9, 1864 in the Gallipolis Field Hospital. He is buried in Messiah Lutheran Cemetery, New Centerville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Obit constructed from soldier records and newspaper report
Gallipolis Journal
July 21, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Wells, David D.

     Again we announce with bitter tears the departure of a beloved citizen and a brave soldier, on Jan. 26, 1914, four hours before the golden sun rose from the blue distant horizon, the arms of death embraced our beloved husband and father, David D. Wells, after almost nine years of affliction.
     He was born in Monroe County, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1845 and was 68 years, 4 months and 18 days of age. He was married to Rebecca J. Sheets, April 22, 1866, who still survives and to this union were born ten children, viz; Mrs. Reuben Beaver and Mrs. Thomas Harmon of Crown City, Ohio; Lewis M. Wells of Platform, Ohio; Thomas M. and Mrs. Ernest Johnson of Gallipolis; Arnett M. and Franklin M. of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. J.C. McClellan and Mrs. Joe Schleigel of Patton, CA; one son, Harry M. died in 1895 at 6 years of age; all of the children survive except the [missing words] qualities to make him such. He knew he must make his peace with God and sought Christ and found him 29 years ago and joined the M.E. Church with his wife, where he remained a faithful and consistent Christian till death. He always had a kind word for everyone he came in contact with, making a host of friends wherever he went and goes to his final reward with a spotless record. He was always looking forward to do something to build up the cause and advised his children to do right, as life is too short to do otherwise.
     He was young when he heard his country's call, but yearned to go to the front and enlisted in the service as a member of the 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry of the Federal Army in 1862, serving two years and nine months, participating in a number of battles and enduring many hardships, which, in all probability, caused his death.
     He came to Gallia County in 1864 and has since followed farming as his vocation, his motto being, "Anything worth doing at all is worth doing well." He leaves, besides the children and his beloved companion, 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild who survive. The funeral services were held at Good Hope Thursday Jan. 29, 1914 at 10 A.M. with Rev. R. Hollinsworth of Huntington, WV, officiating, his text being from Rev. 14,13. Internment following at the same place by Undertaker John Stevers of Mercerville, Ohio., the pallbearers being his three sons, Lewis M., Arnett M. and Thomas M. and two of his grandsons, Floyd F. and Emmet Wells.
     There was a large crowd present and various states represented, which proved his extensive friendship and all shared sympathy with the bereft and the relatives regret their inability to express in words their heartfelt appreciation for the help and all assistance given in their darkest hours. Though we mourn for him but not as those who have no hope, as a loving remembrance his wife, with whom he had lived so long contributes to this sketch the following little tribute:

The head and stay is called away
Now I am left alone
My husband dear who was so near
Has fled away and gone
                                                Grandson

Gallipolis Journal
Feb. 6, 1914 Vol. 96 No. 7

David Wells Dead
     David Wells passed away at his home near Crown City on Sunday evening, January 25, 1914, aged 68 years. His death was the result of a paralytic stroke sustained the week before. The funeral was held at Good Hope Church on Thursday morning, burial at the church cemetery by undertaker Stevers.
     He is survived by his widow and nine children, daughters, Mrs. McClelland and Mrs. Schlagle of California; Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Beaver of this county and sons, A.M. and F.M. of Columbus; L.M. of Lawrence County and T.M. of this county.
     He was a good man and a veteran of the Civil War. The news of his death will be received with regret by all who knew him.

[Note: Co G, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery and Co. K, 60th O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 24, 1914 No. 2, Page 7
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Wells, David

Old Soldier Taken
     David Wells, 68, and a well known old soldier of the Crown City neighborhood, passed away Sunday from paralysis. He had been in feeble health for nine or ten years. His funeral services will be held Thursday at
Good Hope Church. Mr. Wells is survived by his wife, five daughters and four sons. He served two enlistments during the civil war, one with the 60th Ohio, and one in the First Ohio. He was a fine man who had the respect of all who knew him.

Gallia Times
Feb. 4, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan                                                                        Top of Page


Westfall, Andrew

Died
     Andrew Westfall, an old veteran of the war for the Union, and member of the 94th O.V.I., and a member of the G.A.R. post in Harrison township, died at the Union Hotel in this city Friday morning, from the terrible cancerous afflictions before mentioned in this paper…first the loss of an eye then the sight of another one, then his hearing, then his mind. His was a sad case, indeed, but he found warm old soldier friends and others, among whom was Landlord Ghrist and family, who rendered him every kind attention possible. His burial will take place tomorrow in Harrison township, under the auspices of the G.A.R. Post, of this city. He was about fifty years of age. His eye was first hurt by being struck with the end of a whip lash twenty-five years ago, and from which all his troubles came.

Gallipolis Journal
April 18, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Westfall, Andrew

     Andy Westfall, the old soldier, died at Capt. Ghrist's hotel Friday morning, after great suffering with cancer. He had every attention from Capt. Ghrist and family.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 14, 1894

Andrew Westfall
     The funeral of Andrew Westfall, whose death was announced in last week's Bulletin, took place on Sunday. The remains were prepared for burial at the hotel of Capt. Ghrist, where his last days were spent, and where he received from Capt. G. and his family every possible attention their kind hearts could suggest.
     On Sunday morning the remains were conveyed by Undertaker Wetherholt to the Lewis graveyard, in Harrison Township, where the deceased had expressed a desire to be buried. A committee and guard of honor from Cadot Post, G.A.R., attended. Among the old soldiers who thus paid honor to a departed comrade were Capt. C.C. Ghrist, E.L. Gill, Ex-Post Commander Chas. Weihe, Peter B. Pritchett, Andrew W. Langley, T.J. Markin, Ampuda Earwood, and others.
     When nearing Yellowtown, the cortege was joined by many people in carriages and on horseback, and before reaching the cemetery, the procession was an imposing one in point of numbers. At the cemetery, hundreds were gathered, many of whom knew the dead soldier during his twenty-six years' residence with Mr. J.V. Porter, at his home in Harrison Township.
     When nearing the cemetery, John Leaper Post, G.A.R., of which organization the dead comrade was a member, met the procession and took charge of the ceremonies. It was gratifing [sic] to see a large turn-out of the boys to honor one of their number. The preliminaries had all been arranged by Commander Geo. E. Tipton and the Post. Capt. Frank Walter was Officer of the Day, and Comrade J.R. Boster officiated as Chaplain. The pall bearers were young men selected from the Camp of Sons of Veterans. An opportunity was given the friends gathered to take a last look at the dead face they had known so well in life, and then followed the beautiful services of the Post, during the progress of which the hymn, "Nearer, my God, to Thee," was sung.
     The delegation from Gallipolis received many courtesies from their comrades of Leaper Post and other citizens of the vicinity, for which thanks are returned, particularly to Mr. William Louks and family, whose hospitality was boundless.
     The following resolution, adopted by John Leaper Post, has been received by Cadot Post, of Gallipolis:

Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt thanks to the Comrades of
Cadot Post, for their aid and assistance to our worthy comrade, Andrew Westfall, during his sickness.
               Geo. E. Tipton, Commander. Perry Clark, Adjutant.

[Note: He served in co. K, 94th O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 21, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Wetherholt, James Monroe

Death of J. M. Wetherholt
     James Monroe Wetherholt, son of Thomas and Anna (Ward) Wetherholt, was born Sept. 21, 1842, departed this life Oct. 20, 1919, aged 77 yrs. and 29 days. Was married to Sarah Ellen Campbell, Nov. 7, 1866. To this union were born three sons, Sherman of Vaughn's Mill, Ky., John at home and Emory of Clay Tp.; also three brothers and three sisters, viz: Eliza Peterson of Lafferty, Ohio, Letitia Waugh of Huntington, Amazonia Hemphill of Clay Tp., Thomas of Gallipolis, Charles of near Ona, W. Va., and William of near Atwood, Ill., and four (4) grandchildren, Elsie, Mary, Lucille and Dallas, all of whom he admired very much.
     In his early life his attention was given to school teaching. He was a successful teacher, taught eight terms of school. Held township offices at different times, was active in politics and spent his entire married life (53 years) on the same farm. He was a great lover of his home and family, a very good provider, and a man well liked by those who knew him. He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting in Co. B, 193rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the last call, serving until the close of the war.
     He contracted diseases while in the service that caused his death. He bore the long years of suffering with patience. Everything was done to relieve him that could be done. His patient wife never tired of comforting him. His three sons and children were at his bedside during his last illness.
     Thru his request he was laid to rest in St. Nick cemetery by Undertaker Stevers and his funeral preached at same place by Rev. W. E. Ewing.

"Thy Will Be Done."

Dear as thou wert and justly dear,
We would not weep for thee;
One thot shall check the starting tear,
It is that thou art free.
And thus shall faith's consoling power
The tears of love restrain.

Oh who that saw that parting hour
Could wish thee here again;
Gently the passing-spirit fled.
Sustained by grace divine;
Oh may such grace on us be shed,
And make our end like thine.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the kindness and consoling words during the sickness and death of our husband and father.
                            Mrs. J. M. Wetherholt & son John

Gallipolis Bulletin
October 30, 1919
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Wheaton, Eli W.

Death of Eli Wheaton
     Eli W. Wheaton, son of Benjamin and Sarah Wheaton, was born in Mercer County, Pa. , August 12m 1848, and departed this life at his home in Morgan township, May 14, 1921, aged 77 years, 9 months and 2 days.
     Having been raised on a farm, he early in life chose farming as an occupation and for a number of years engaged quite extensively in fruit growing, and by well directed energy and tireless industry his labors were crowned with success. In 1872 he was united in marriage with Nancy Jane Harding. To this union were born three children, Loren B. of Columbus, and Inez May and Horton L., who with the wife and mother preceded him in death.
     In 1880 he was again united in marriage to Cynthia A. Clouse. To this union were born two sons, Jesse Eli of Wilkesville and Forrest D, who resides at home. Besides the two sons, he leaves 13 grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn their loss.
     Heeding his country's call, he enlisted in Company D, 141st O. V. I. , served until the close of the war and was honorable discharged.
     In his early life he was converted, baptized and became a member of the Second Kyger Freewill Baptist Church and remained a consistent member until his death.
     In his passing away his family mourns the loss of a kind father, whose greatest concern was their welfare and happiness. The community will miss the genial presence of one who for so many years has been a part of it. He was an honest man, whose word was as good as his bond and whose names was above reproach. " He has served his generation by the will of God and has fallen asleep."
     The funeral was held at Poplar Church, Monday, May 16, conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton, burial by H. K. Butler.

[Note: Buried in Poplar Ridge Cemetery, Cheshire Twp. ]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 26, 1921
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Wheelbarger, Francis M.

     Francis M. Wheelbarger, aged 24 years, enlisted Sept. 1861, in Co. A, 56th O.V.I. Died in April 1863, in the U.S. Hospital at St. Helena, Ark.—unmarried.

[Note: This is taken from a list of soldiers who died in the war. Another source says he died April 8, 1864 and is buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.

Gallipolis Journal
September 28, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


White, A. M.

A. M. White, Dead
     Mr. A. M. White passed away at his home in Springfield, Ohio on Wednesday, March 6, 1912 aged about 70 years. Mr. White came to this city during the Civil War with a company of Home Guards from the north-eastern part of the state. After the close of the war he was employed for a time with John T. Halliday, the wholesale dry goods merchant. He then went with the Henking-Bovie Company Wholesale grocers and was their bookkeeper and secretary for about 25 years. His health failing, he left there in 1904 and bought a small farm near Columbus. His first wife, Hattie McClurg Ellis died seven years ago and five years ago Mr. White married Miss Mayme Masterson, who with a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Ellis, survives him. Mr. White's many friends here will receive the news of his death with regret.

[NOTE: Not buried here.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 14, 1912
NO. 11, P-1
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page


White, C. W.

Judge White a Soldier
     Attorney C. W. White of this City is a Soldier of renown.  He enlisted the service 14 days after Fort Sumpter was fired on in response to President Lincoln's call, joining Company H, 17th Illinois Infantry as a private, and was sent immediately to the front.  He was under Grant in Missouri in the summer and fall of '61 took part in the battles of Fredericktown, Missouri, Fort Donelson, Pittsburg Landing, Iuka, Baker's Creek, Big Black River, and was in the Sieges of Corinth and Vicksburg.  Was wounded in the shoulder at Pittsburg Landing, march and fought through six States, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisana and was in the service three years and has a proud record.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XIII
Number 43
February 19, 1900
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed By: MLT

[Note: The above appears to be an article about his war record. His obituary appears below.]

White, Charles W.
Judge White Passes Away after Short Illness
Able Lawyer and Brave Soldier
     Charles W. White, Prosecuting Attorney of Gallia County, died Wednesday afternoon, April 9, after a brief illness with pneumonia. He was born near Rodney in the year 1839 and attended school at Ewington, Gallia Academy and the university at Albany. Before the war he taught school in this county, and in West Virginia and Illinios and was in the latter state when the war broke out.
     On May 1, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company H, 7th Illinois infantry under Captain W.W. Hull for three years and was discharged a Sergeant at the expiration of that time. He served under General Grant in some of the most memorable battles of the war--at Pittsburg Landing and Shiloh, and was shot in shoulder at Fort Donelson while rushing into the open to carry a wounded comrade from the field. He was in the siege of Vicksburg and was an eye witness to the conference between Generals Grant and Pemberton.
     After the war he entered the Cincinnati Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1868. In 1870 he formed a partnership with the late Chauncey M. Holcomb and they opened an office near the Court House under the firm name of White & Holcomb. Mr. White was elected Prosecuting Attorney in 1878 and served two terms. He has been chosen City Solicitor a number of times and served one term as President of
the City Council.
     Mr. White's wife died a number of years ago and he is survived by one daughter Miss Lota White, with whom he resided on Third Ave. He is also survived by one brother, George, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Nanna and Mrs. Addie Smith all of Mont Rose, Colo. His stepmother, Mrs. Emily White, who is now 89 years old, is living with his stepsister, Mrs. Chris Goetting near Rodney.
     The funeral services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon by Dr. C.E. Mackenize of the Episcopal Church and were largely attended. The pall bearers, all members of the bar were E.D. Davis, R.J. Mauck, M.F. Merriman, C.H.D. Summers, H.C. Johnston and J.P. Bradbury. The burial was at Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward.

A Tribute from a Friend
     The death of Charley White again reminds us of, the closing lines about the old group of lawyers of the Gallia County bar, whose achievements and dramatic connection with Gallipolis history is now a closed book with all but the elder boys of the town.
     The firm of White & Holcomb was a virile feature of the County Court. C.M. Holcomb, the junior of the firm, was a brilliant and aggressive personality, quick to grasp a situation and prompt in office engagements. He kept one hand on the public pulse through his connection with the Journal, hence there was always a naval [sic] string, inter officio, between County and City officers and the firm's consultation rooms.
     Mr. White was the buffer of Holcomb's flash of intellectual vigor. Unemotional, undemonstrative, he had always a reserve of cautionary wisdom, a combination that nicked so successfully that only the death of Holcomb dissolved the firm. Neither was noted for bar eloquence. It was a safe combination to retain in a coming storm. Holcomb's impulsive nature rubbed hard against White's rock, but the attrition was not disintregating. White in counsel oftener won. The clientele of each was almost a separation, so devoted were patrons to their chosen counsel. White despised the thrills of motion, squash and demurrer. He wanted the cross cut to the effective point. He was the counselor and preferred equity to jury and fought delay, expense and cunning as unworthy. He wanted aggression and welcomed a fight and fought without a fear--face front. Yet his life, by reason of physical disabilities, was uneventful. Holcomb despised the jury and yet used it with cunning. No attorney at the bar used more care in planning a panel and in his cases he was indefatigable in running down a juror's antecedents to detect an opening for a thrust in debate. He was very active on the street and had his witnesses well in hand, almost trained. Both were landmarks and both were and will be missed. And it is a little remarkable that the young attorney, W. Ross White, who is a surviving member of the firm which was formed to succeed the old firm, is a relative of both of the deceased members.
                        P.T. Wall

Gallipolis Journal
April 16, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


White, David W.

Dies At Rio Grande-Aged And Well Known Veteran--Funeral Tomorrow
     David W. White died at 8:30 Tuesday evening, August 21st, at his residence in Rio Grande. Dave, as he was familiarly known, was born in Raccoon township of this county on December 1st, 1833, and within a mile of where he died.
     He was a son of John White and Susanah (Wigner) White. He was a brother to the late Surveyor W. R. White of this city and the last of a family of nine children. Mr. White was married to Nancy M. Carter, a sister of Hunter Carter of this city and James Carter, of Patriot, on July 27th, 1867, and of this union two children were born, Anna and Ina White, both of whom are still living and who have remained at home and tenderly cared for him during the last years of his life and who were at his bedside when he died, Mr. White's wife having died many years ago.
     On August 15th, 1862, Mr. White enlisted in Co. A of the 91st O. V. I. and served continuously with the regiment until it was mustered out of service on June 24th, 1865. He was a carpenter by trade but in the later years he kept [a] store at different points in the county and was well and favorably known.
     Mr. White had been in failing health for some months and he realized that he was approaching the end of his journey, as well as did his daughters who were caring for him, yet his death at this time was somewhat unexpected, he having taken a turn for the worse just a few hours before he died. He had many peculiarities yet he was honest, fair and upright in all his dealings with his fellow men, and expressed his opinions freely and frankly regardless of whom they might hit. He was not a member of any church but had always led a clean life and approached the end fearlessly and courageously.
     Funeral services will be held at Rio Grande at 10 o'clock Friday. Burial in the Rio Grande cemetery.

Gallipolis Journal
August 23, 1917

David White Dead
     Many friends over the county and especially about Rio Grande, his home neighborhood, greatly regret the passing of Mr. David W. White, whose death occurred on Tuesday evening, August 21, 1917, after failing health for several months.
     Mr. White was born, in Raccoon township within a mile of the place where he died, on December 1, 1833. He was a son of John and Susannah (Wigner) White and was the last survivor of a family of nine children.
On July 27, 1867 he was married to Nancy M. Carter, a sister of James Carter of Patriot, and to them two children, Anna and Ina were born, both of whom survive their father. The two daughters gave their father every attention, their mother having died a number of years ago.
     Mr. White was a veteran of Company A, 91st O. V. I., having served three years in the civil war. He had a splendid service record. He was a carpenter by trade, but kept a store at different periods during his life.
The funeral services were held Friday morning at Rio Grande, the interment following in the cemetery there.

Gallia Times
August 29, 1917

Transcriptions by Lynn Anders                                                                        Top of Page


White, Isaac

     At his residence in Addison Tp., May 3, 1894, Isaac White, in the 50th year of his age. Isaac White was born Dec., 1844. He was always a resident of Gallia Co., and was always respected and honored as a citizen and friend by all who knew him. For several years he was a resident of Addison Tp., where he died from an attack of pneumonia. He served his country as a soldier for one year in the War of the Rebellion, enduring all the hardships of camp and field. He left the service with impaired health, from which he never recovered. He was a man of sterling integrity, a good neighbor, with an unblemished reputation.
     He leaves a wife, seven children, two brothers, and two sisters, to mourn his death. He will be sadly missed by all knew him, for truly he was a good man. His remains were interred in the Old Cemetery, at Gallipolis. To those loved ones, whom he leaves behind, no words can be said that can assuage their grief. The sorrow for the dead is the sacred tie that binds the living to the dead. The memory for the dead so uniformly kind and indulgent for so many years, will bring the tears to the eye and pain to the heart. But they mourn not as those who have no hope. Out of the shadow of sorrow's night the promise of God shineth and endureth forever, and the memory of the loved one, fraught with pain and sorrow, reaches out with yearning tenderness and clings to the hope of a meeting in the "amaranthine bowers of spotless purity," "where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest."

"Father has left his earthly home,
Death is passed and life is won,
On thy slumber rests no sorrow,
Rest! they earthly race is run.

"Although his tongue is silent here,
He sings with angels now,
We know there is no sorrow there,
We to God's will must bow.

"Far from this world of toil and strife,
He is present with the Lord,
The labor of his mortal life,
Ends in a grand reward.

"He is in heaven, where Christ has gone,
Our father with the angels dwells,
There we may hope to meet again,
Those that we loved so well."

[Note: The Old Cemetery usually refers to Pine Street but there is no stone there for Isaac. Unit: CO. E 23rd O. V. I.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 23, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans


White, Isaac "Fleet"

Isaac "Fleet" White
Well-Known Colored Man and Old Soldier Passes Away
     Isaac White, colored, best known as Fleet, passed away at his home at 836 Third Ave. Monday evening after a lingering illness from muscular rheumatism. "Fleet" was an abbreviation of Fleetwood, a name given him after the famous steamboat of that name; and by that name he was known by all Gallipolis people and along the river and by hundreds of traveling men. To all these the news of his death will bring genuine sorrow.
     Fleet was a veteran of the Civil War, having served his country well. He came to Gallipolis with the late Col. J. C. Morris and worked for him and his successors at the Park Central Hotel for many years. His last work was a sexton of the Presbyterian church. He is survived by his wife, who mourns the loss of a kind and devoted husband.
     The funeral will be conducted this afternoon at 2:30 at John Gee A. M. E. church under the auspices of the F. A. R. and K. of P. Interment by Wetherholt.

[Note: B-March 6, 1846, D-July 24, 1916. Death Record II, Buried in Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis. ]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, July 27, 1916
Vol. 98, NO. 29
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page


White, Joseph

Another Civil War Vet Answers Taps
Joseph White, 93, Gallia Co. Pioneer, Remembered Seeing Indians Here
     Taps sounded for another of the few remaining Civil War soldiers, when Joseph White passed away Thursday night at midnight at his home at 1072 Second Ave., after an illness of several weeks.
     Mr. White aged almost 93 years, was one of the pioneers of Gallia County, well remembered when Gallipolis was a small village in a wilderness, and many times saw Indians running down the Ohio river. He with two other brothers, Thomas and George White served in the same company and regiment in the Civil War and during fierce battle, the brother George was shot and killed as he stood between his two brothers. The other brother Thomas White, the father of Mrs. David Roush, is still living at the age of 87.
     The funeral of Mr. White will be preached in the M.E. church at Porter Sunday at one p.m. Burial at Clark Chapel with Rev. Kerr Butler in charge.

[Note: He served in Company A, 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 4, 1930
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Whiting, Daniel

     Rev. Daniel Whiting a fine old colored man, living just off Fourth and Spruce streets, this city, died Friday night aged about seventy years. He had been ill for a long time. He was a carpenter by trade and worked for the Mullineux's for years and finally went up to Columbus and worked for several years, and there received a fall, striking on his head, and which affected him mentally and from which he never recovered. He came here from West Virginia during the Lightburn retreat in 1862, joined the Baptist church in '63 and has been a deacon and local preacher in that church ever since and was a very devout man. The funeral will be Sunday afternoon from the Third Street Baptist church.

Gallipolis Journal
March 29, 1893
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Whitney, Ralph M.

Ralph M. Whitney Dead
     Ralph M. Whitney, 75, died at his home at Rodney, Saturday, June 17, 1922, following a second stroke of paralysis.
     Mr. Whitney is survived by his wife and two sons, Hollis and Robert Whitney of Rodney.
     He was a member of the Medthodist Church and the G. A. R.  The funeral was Monday of Rev. Bretz, burial in Mount Zion Cemetery.
     Mr. Whitney was a well known and highly respected citizen of the County with hosts of friends

Gallia Times
Volume XXIV
Number 25
June 22, 1922
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT                                                                                      Top of Page


Wickline, Henry

Dropped Dead
An Old Soldier and Faithful Citizen of Raccoon.
     Mr. Wickline of Rio Grande fell dead, Wednesday afternoon with heart trouble.  He was buried this afternoon.  He leaves a wife and several children all grown.  Mr. Wickline was very successful farmer, quite well off, and stood high in the community.  He was quite unassuming gentleman but a thorough Christian.  He had been a member of the board of trustees of Rio Grande College for a number of years and one of the institution's most faithful friends.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Rio Grande.  He was an soldier in Company F, of the 141st O. V. I., Col. Taylor Hampton, commanding.  He was 65 years of age.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume X
Number 34
August 9, 1898
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT


Wickline, Lewis

Lewis Wickline, Old veteran, Passes On

     Lewis A. Wickline, a Civil War veteran, died at his home at Lecta at 8 o'clock Sunday morning. He had been seriously ill from heart trouble for three weeks. On June 27 he would have been 88 years old. He was a carpenter. His death, it is said, leaves 13 old veterans in Lawrence county, the same number that are living in Gallia.
     Mr. Wickline came from Monroe county. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Minta Day, Mercerville; Mrs. Ella Betz, Springfield; Euri Wickline, Leaper; Rev. John Wickline, Lecta. Three children preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 Tuesday at United Brethern church on Walnut Ridge, in charge of Rev. Mr. Beegle. Buried by O.E. Elliot.

[Note: Mr. Wickline is included here as he is buried in Gallia County. He may never had lived in Gallia County. His death certificate shows he was born June 27, 1847 and died June 9, 1935. Served in Co. I, 7th West Virginia Cavalry]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 10, 1935
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Wickline, William Zoll

     William Zoll Wickline was born in 1827. He enlisted in Co. B, Virginia 108th Militia Infantry in
the Confederate Army. He was wounded and captured at the Battle of Lewisburg, (now) West Virginia, on May 23, 1862. He died in 1862 in the Gallipolis Field Hospital in Gallipolis and apparently has a stone there
and also in Plants Cemetery, Letart Township, Meigs County, Ohio where his wife Catherine is buried.

Created obituary by Henny Evans from military and stone records
1862


Wigner, Daniel M.

     Daniel M. Wigner died of pneumonia at his home in Green tp. at 7 o'clock this Friday morning, at the age of 65 years and 7 mos. He leaves a widow and six children, all grown. The funeral services will be held at the residence by Rev. J.W. McCormick at 10 a.m. Sunday. Burial at Hulbert Cemetery by Wetherholt.
Mr. Wigner was a prominent and highly respected citizen, an ex-soldier, and a man whose passing will be regretted in his community.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 141st O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 18, 1895
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Wigner, Daniel M.

Death of D. M. Wigner
     We are called upon to record the death of Mr. Daniel M. Wigner, of Green Township, which sad event took place at his home Friday morning, January 18th at 7 o’clock and after an illness of only one week to-day with pneumonia. He was aged 65 years and 7 months and was one of the most respected citizens of this county and a very dear old friend of the writer.
     The funeral services were conducted at his late residence, Sunday, at 10 o’clock, by Rev. John W. McCormick, one of his old friends and neighbors, the burial following by Wetherholt at the Hulbert graveyard, not far from his late home.
     Mr. Wigner was a jolly, companionable man that every one liked, and he was respected for his sterling qualities of character, being honest, upright, peaceable, and loyal in all of his friendships. He was an ardent Republican, but not offensive to any one, no matter how much he differed with them.
     He was born and raised in this county, and leaves a widow, two daughters, Misses Alice and Mary, and son Charles, single at home, and sons John and James and married daughter, Mrs. Geo. Waddell, of Raccoon township.
     The family will have the sympathy of all in their sorrowful bereavement.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, January 23, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Wilcox, Albert

Albert Wilcox Dead

     Mr. Albert Wilcox died at his home near Salem last Tuesday of cancer. He was buried Thursday at the Salem Cemetery following a funeral service by Rev. Lockwood. Mr. Wilcox was a Civil War veteran and had passed his 82nd milestone. He leaves a wife and several grown children.

[NOTE: No Stone. ]

The Gallia Times
Aug. 24, 1921.
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Wilcox, Hiram

Death of Hiram Wilcox
     The Vinton Record has furnished us with the particulars of the life and death of Hiram Wilcox of Huntington Township, a man whose strength of character attracted notice to him where-ever he was known.
     He was born September 1, 1831, and died July 15, 1915. He was united in marriage to Jane Miller, Sept. 24, 1854, who preceded him in death, March 10, 1915. To this union were born thirteen children, nine of whom are living namely, Mrs. E. J. Clouse of Columbus, Millard F. Wilcox, Vinton, O., Mrs. C. L. Eaton, Vinton; Hiram W. Wilcox, Bexley, O., Dr. W. H. Wilcox and Mrs. E. E. Pegg, Clintonville, O., Ralph Wilcox, Columbus, E. E. Wilcox and Miss Maggie Wilcox of Clintonville, OH.
     Mr. Wilcox was a soldier in the civil war having enlisted in 1862 in Co. BE, 91st Regt. OF. VS. I. , and remained in service until the close.
     In his early days he attended school in Delaware, OH., and later taught school there. He followed this profession for at least 15 years. His mind was a store house of knowledge and during his last illness, through all of his suffering, he remained in full possession of all his faculties despite the fact he was past four score years of age.

[NOTE: Buried in Wilcox Cemetery in Morgan Twp. ]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 29, 1915, NO. 30
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page


Wilcoxen, William

Pioneer Passes
     William Wilcoxen, one of the pioneer residents of Guyan Twp., passed away at his home in Mercerville, Sunday eve. He was 84 years old, lacking just one day. He was born in Ohio, Oct. 03, 1837, and has always lived in this part of the county. His death resulted from enteritis. He was the son of Henry Wilcoxen. He was a farmer by occupation, but had retired several yrs ago to live the quiet life. He was the owner of the beautiful oak grove which stands just outside of the village of Mercerville. His wife, one daughter, Mrs. Mary F. Saunders and a number of grandchildren survive. Rev. Ira J. Sheets officiated at the funeral at Mercerville, Tues., evening, and undertaker Coleman Halley had charge of the burial in the village cemetery.

[Note: Mother was Nancy A. Leggett, spouses were Martha E. Grice and Julina Harless. "History of Gallia County, Ohio" by H. H. Hardesty, 1882, states that William Willcoxon served three years in the 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the whole regiment being taken prisoners, and after his exchange he reenlisted in the 195th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, American Civil War.]

The Gallia Times
Thursday, Oct. 06, 1921
Transcribed by Judy Free


Willbarger, Moses Mathias

M.M. Willbarger, Civil War Vet, Dead
     Moses M. Willbarger, Civil war veteran, who spent almost his entire life in Gallia county, where he was born, died Monday morning, at the home of a son in Columbus of infirmities due to his advanced age, 89 years. Mr. Willbarger for years was a leading farmer, later moving to Bidwell. With advancing age, he and his wife went to Columbus several years ago where all of their children were located and with whom they had since lived.
     Surviving are the widow Lucretia Sawyer Willbarger, who is a sister of G.B. Sawyer of this city, who is in her 88th year, three sons, Frank, Ed and Harold Willbarger and a daughter, Mrs. Cora Ramsey, all of Columbus. He is also survived by three half brothers, Will, James and Eli Gooch all of this county.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home of his son, Harold, in Columbus, and interment was made there. Mr. Dan Sawyer a brother-in-law, attended the funeral.

[Note: He was a private in the 183rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. His military and death records were found under Wheelbarger. Cemetery was given as Memorial Park. Dates were November 1, 1841-March 2, 1931.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 4, 1931
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Willey, Alexander W.

Death of A.W. Willey
     We are greatly grieved to announce the death of Mr.Alex W. Willey, which occurred suddenly, at his home on the river; below town, at half past twelve o'clock Monday night. Mr. Willey was not a robust man. He had been troubled with hemorrhages of the lungs and heart disturbance, and had been taking treatment, but we understand that on Monday was feeling quite well. We think he was in the Journal office Saturday. He ate heartily at supper Monday, and after retiring for the night arose from his bed feeling very ill, and was visited with a hemorrhage. He sat down in a chair and quite unexpectedly passed away. Mr. Willey was an excellent citizen, esteemed by all. He leave a widow and five or six children. Miss Cora Willey, the general delivery clerk at the city post-office is a daughter. 

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter, 4th Sergeant and is buried at Clay Chapel in Clay Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 16, 1891
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Williams, James Kimber

James Kimber Williams Resolutions of respect.
Amos Carter Post, No. 388, G. A. R., Patriot, Ohio January 11, 1890 Resolutions of respect on the death of Comrade James K. Williams, late Orderly Sergeant of Company I, 18th Regiment O. V. I.
     Whereas, by the order of the Great Commander of the Universe, the low green curtain that never swings outward has been turned aside to admit our beloved and war worn Comrade, James K. Williams, to the rest and glories of the sunny lands of eternity; therefore,
    Resolved, that while we bow in submission to the will of Him Who rules the universe, we realize that in his death the Country has lost noble patriot, the County a worthy and useful citizen , and this
Post from its ranks on whose place can never be filled in this world of wars and suffering.
    Resolved, that we as comrades will ever try to emulated the many virtues of our Comrade, which, though a life of great affliction and pain, made him so patient and cheerful as to endear him to all who
knew him.
    Resolved, that we extend our heart felt sympathy to the bereaved family of our beloved Comrade, and that we commend them to Him Who, though the God of battles, yet is a friend to the widow and a father to the orphan.
    Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions suitably engrossed, be forwarded to the family of our deceased Comrade, and that a copy of the same be presented to each of our County papers for publication also, that the same be spread on the journal of our Post.
    Resolved, that our Hall be draped in mourning for thirty days.
        By order of the Post.
        F. G. Stewart, H. C. Carter. C. C. Cherrington, committee.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Volume XXIII
Number 9
January 14, 1890
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by: Michael L. Trowbridge                                                             Top of Page

James Kimber Williams

     Williams - James Kimber Williams was born in Walnut Township, Gallia, County, Ohio, August 11th, 1840. His father, William Williams, died two years ago at an advanced age.  His mother, Lucinda (Allison) Williams survives him.  He lived on the old homestead as a farmer boy until September, 1861, when he enlisted for three years in Company I, 18th O. V. I., and marched with a patriotic heart to the defense of his Country.  He served in Kentucky and Tennessee, and made the great march to Huntsville, Alabama. With many narrow escapes he retreated to Tennessee and took part in the three days' Battle of Murgreesboro, or Stone River, where he was disabled by the explosion of a shell. He was soon after discharged, having without furlough, served his Country for twenty months. He was never well afterwards at one time confined to his room for fifteen years, and for the past twenty-three years he has not walked without his canes.  To all this time he was never known to complain, being a miracle of patience and cheerfulness, joyful and thankful for the kind friends who faithfully ministered to his wants.
     In 1864 he married to Miss Lucy Vermillion, of Lawrence County, Ohio, who has been his comfort and stay for all these years. As a fond mother is bound to an afflicted child, so this helpmate was doubly attached in love and sympathy to her kind and tender husband. Of this union eight children wwere born, six of whom are living - Mr. W. U. T., Of Jefferson, Ohio; Effie H., teaching in Missouri; Edith who assisted her father in his office; Arius K., John H. and Flora, children in school. All were with the father in his last days except Effie, who was present at the burial.  Mr. Williams was a member of the Amos Carter Post, G. A. R., at Patriot.  He has drawn a pension since the time of his discharge, lately getting $30 per month.  Four years ago with his family he moved from his farm near his birthplace to Gallipolis. Two years ago he was elected County Recorder, which Office he filled most acceptably, by his strict attention to business, kind manner and upright life making friends with all whoknew him. Mr. Williams has for many years been a faithful member of the M. E. Church, enjoying the comforts of good conscience before God and man, and having an abiding hope of life of happiness beyond the reach of pain and sorrow.  Not many days before his death, in conversation with a friend who was sympathizing with him in his afflicted life, he was quick to say "I have no reason to murmur with all the enjoyments that I have, and with abiding trust that the good Father who has cared for me all these years will give me a home with Him soon." Though his body was racked with pain and crippled by disease, his face wore that peaceful, noble look that comes from a pure heart and regal life. Though the aged mother is left soon to follow, the brothers and sisters in tears, friends. All are friends in sorrow - children without the most kind and indulgent Father. wife bereft of the jewel of his life, there is rememberance sweeter than life and a hope, glorious hope, that we shall meet him that land where:
    "He giveth his beloved sleep."
     "After the burden and heat of the day,
     The starry calm of night;
     After the rough and toilsome day,
     A sleep in a robe of white.

     "O blessed pilgrim! We see thy face,
     As an angel's face might seem
     For, lying pale in that shadows place,
     Thou dreamest a golden dream.

     "The night is over, the sleep is slept
     They are called from the shadow's place;
     The pilgrims stand in the glorious land
     And gaze on the Master's face."


Gallipolis Bulletin
Volume XXIII
Number 9
January 14, 1890
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed by: MLT

Death of Mr. J. K. Williams
     We noted the serious illness of Mr. J. K. Williams, Recorder of Gallia County, in our last issue. We are now called upon with regret to announce his death which took place on Tuesday morning, January 7, 1890, at his home on front street in this City.  Mr. Williams was elected Recorder in the fall of 1887. He was a sergeant in the 18th O. V. I. and during his service contracted the disease which incapacitated him from manueal labor and rendered his life one of pain and suffering , but he bore all this with Christian resignation. For many years he was an active member of the Methodist Church and his example was one that could be profitably followed by all.
     Mr. Williams leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters who have the sympathy of all in their deep bereavement. The funeral took place on Thursday, the burial being at Bethesda.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Volume XXIII
Number 9
January 14, 1890
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed by: MLT                                                                                      Top of Page


Williams, John E. "Jack"

Death of Mr. Williams
     Mr. Jack Williams, a veteran of the Civil war of Vinton, died Wednesday and was buried Friday. He left a wife and two children and was a well respected citizen.

[Note: He was a member of Co. E, 27th O.V.I. and is buried at Mt. Tabor in Huntington Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 13, 1909
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Williams, John L.

Capt. John Leonard Williams
     It is a sad day we perform in announcing the death of Capt. John Leonard Williams, which occurred at his home at Nevada, Story County, Iowa, on the 20th of September 1892. He was born at New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio, February 3d, 1839, and came to Gallipolis with his father's family in 1845. In 1866 on the 31st of January, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary McFarland, a most accomplished and estimable lady, and to them were born one son, Erwin WE. The mother and son are left to mourn their irreparable loss.
     In 1862, Capt. Williams enlisted in the Union army in Company A, 91st Ohio Infantry as 2nd Lieutenant and Captain of Company I, of the same regiment. As a soldier his record was without a blemish. Imbued with patriotism of an intense order , he was always prompt, courageous and faithful in the performance of duty and there was not an officer or an enlisted man in the Regiment who had a better record.
     Before the war he was engaged in business in Gallipolis, and when he returned from the service he entered at once upon active mercantile pursuits, in which he was more than ordinarily successful, by reason of his excellent judgment and careful attention to business. His health beginning to fail, he removed to Rodney, this county, where he resided until he moved with his wife and son to Iowa. Since leaving Gallia, his physical health has been better, but it was known that his hold on life was precarious, and his death was not unexpected. He was confined to his bed but four days.
     Capt. Williams was a good citizen, a loving husband and a devoted father. His friends were numbered by those who knew him - all were his friends - and all deplore his death. His devoted wife, in her affliction, has the sympathy of the entire community.

[NOTE: Not buried here.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct. 6, 1892, Vol. XXV
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Williams, Miles

     Miles Williams, living near Bulaville, dropped dead in the store of D.E. Sawyers on Tuesday evening last. He was about 50 years of age, had served in the Confederate Army and came from Giles County, VA. He leaves a wife and four children. Funeral services were held on Thursday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 21, 1894
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Williams, Thomas J.

     Thomas J. Williams, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Williams was born in Wales Nov. 13, 1840 and at an early age emigrated to this country with his parents who settled in this community. In the year 1861 he enlisted and became a soldier in the 56th Regiment, and after serving his country throughout the war was honorably discharged in April 1866.
     On April 30, 1868, he was united in marriage to Mary Jones and to this union were born eight children, one of whom preceded him to the great beyond at an early age. His wife and seven children are left to mourn his loss. The children are: Mrs. C. E. Wilkinson of Columbus, Mr. John T. Williams of this vicinity, Mrs. Chas. Carpenter of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Thomas I. Evans of Oak Hill, Mrs. R. B. Shaffer and Mrs. J. B. Broughman of this community and Mrs. Sam Denny of Bidwell. Besides those mentioned are 22 grand children and one niece and nephew, the children of his sister, the late Mrs. F. M. Davis, Miss Anna C. Davis of New Jersey, and E. Stanton Davis of Oak Hill.
     In the death of Mr. Williams this community survives the loss of another one of its old veterans. He was loyal to the red, white and blue and within his heart was created a liking for the institutions of this adopted country and he did his best to uphold the American ideals. But not less loyal was he to his Master and his cause in the world. He was a devout Christian and was looked upon as a man well read in Scripture. He will be missed not only in the home but also in the church and the community.
     His health having declined for some time he was finally called from his labors to his reward at two o'clock, Friday afternoon, Jan. 21, 1921, at the age of 80 years. A large crowd gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the remains of our departed brother, Revs. F. E. Rowe, J. Pugh Jones and Rowland Jones officiating with Davis and Thomas in charge.
     The following hymn was always a favorite of Mr. Williams and he sang it a few hours before his voice silenced in death.

"Singing through the Countless ages,
  Just rehearsing it shall be of the Lamb's eternal anthem,
  Who had died upon the tree;
  Without ending, without ending will resound the golden harp.
  Meditating on the journey, Over there will give us peace;
  When we'll see the crown of crosses, Our song will never cease,
  Without ending, without ending, Will resound the golden harp."

[NOTE: Buried in Centerville on the hill, probably Jackson Co. , Unit: Co. E 56th O. V. I. , 1890 Census]

Gallia Times
March 31, 1921
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page


Williams, Thomas P.

T. P. Williams Dead
     Thomas Phillip Williams died at his home on Upper First Avenue in this city Saturday afternoon, January 20, 1912, age 70 years. His death was the result of a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Williams was the son of Joseph and Elizabell Williams. His father later moved to Gallia County and owned a farm in Raccoon Township and became a well-known Gallia County farmer.
     He was born January 7, 1842, and when the Civil War broke out entered the service in the Ninth Indiana Cavalry, and at the close of the war in 1865, came here to make his home. He was married during the war of the Rebellion, 1862, to Miss Frances Westlake, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. Westlake of this city, and they became the parents of five children who with his wife survive him. They are Misses Sadie and Effie at home, Leonard G. Williams of Muncie, Ind., Arthur E. Williams of Columbus, and Dr. Fred H. Williams of Shelby, O. He was a good soldier and citizen, of a most clever, agreeable turn of mind, of high moral character and was highly respected and regarded by his fellow men.
     The funeral services under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. were conducted at his late home at Island Side by Rev. F. M. Evans of Grace M. E. Church at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the interment by Hayward following at Pine Street Cemetery. The pall bearers selected were: S. B. Winters, E. L. Neal, C. H. D. Summers, Jas. Mullineux, Frank Snead and Dr. L. C. Bean.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 25, 1912
NO. 4, P-1
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Williams, Thomas Philip

A Good Citizen Gone
Mr. Thomas P. Williams Dies of Paralysis Saturday Afternoon
     Mr. Thomas Philip Williams, whose illness was mentioned several times last week died between one and two o’clock Saturday, January 20, 1912. The funeral services under the auspices of the L. O. O. F. will be conducted at his late home at Island Side, by Rev. F. M .Evans of Grace M. E. Church, at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the interment by Hayward following at Pine Street Cemetery. Mr. Williams was a native of Jackson county and was the son of Joseph and Eisabell Williams. His father later moved to Gallia county and owned a farm in Raccoon township and became a well known Gallia county farmer.
     He was born January 7,1842, and when the Civil War broke out entered the service in the Ninth Indiana Cavalry, and at the close of the war in 1865, came here to make his home. He was a marvel of industry and became a brick mason, and was employed on all contracts of any magnitude, being one of the most expeditious, neat and accurate workmen known in this section.
     He was married during the war of the Rebellion on the 23d of December, 1862, to Miss Frances Westlake, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. Westlake of this city, and they became the parents of five children, who with his wife, survive him. They are Misses Sadie and Effie at home, Mr. Leonard G. Williams, of Muncie, Ind.; Mr. Arthur E. Williams, of Columbus, and Dr. Fred H. Williams, of Shelby, O. Mr. A. E. Williams and wife, Mr. L. G. Williams and three children, Ruth, Marie and Harry and R. Fred Williams are here in attendance upon the funeral services.
     He was a good soldier and citizen, of a most clever, agreeable turn of mind, of high moral character and was highly respected and regarded by his fellow men. He followed his occupation of brick mason until ill health from nervous prostration overtook him, and of late years he has been physically weak and unable to do much of anything. He was elected township trustee and served two terms, his term expiring the first of the year. He was a member of the Board of Education for several years and a Director in the Gallipolis Savings & Loan Company for several years.
     He was honest and true in all things. Nothing could have induced him to do a wrong thing if he knew the right. We have known him for more than 40 years and he was always the same frank, honest, clever man and all who knew him will regret that he was taken from among the living, but his record is clear and we have no doubt but that he entered a blissful future.
     The pall bearers selected are Messrs. S. B. Winters, E. L. Neal, C. H. D. Summers, Jas. Mullineaux, and Dr. L. C. Bean.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 22, 1912

Funeral Services
     The funeral services of the late Mr. Thomas P. Williams was largely attended yesterday afternoon and the floral tributes were very handsome and profuse. There was a large turnout of the Odd Fellows of which he was a worthy member and Rev. Mr. Evans delivered an excellent discourse. He was laid away by Hayward in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 24, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wills, Edmund R.

     Edmund R. Wills, son of Meredith and Lydia Wills, was born on New River in Giles County, Virginia, March 29, 1840 and departed this life Feb. 19, 1918; age 77 years, 10 months and 20 days.
     Mr. Wills was the seventh son in a family of thirteen children, 8 boys and 5 girls, eleven living to manhood and womanhood. Mr Wills being the last surviving member of his family. His brother, George Wills of Ross County, Ohio, lived to the advanced age of 92 years, 2 months and 14 days of age.
     He was married to Miss Arritta Brothers, Nov. 10, 1865, by Rev. Jesse Ingels, father of J.C. Ingels of the First National Bank of Gallipolis.
     To them were born seven children, four of whom are living, J.C. Wills, E.E. Wills, Mrs. Ira E. Green, all of Bladen and Mrs. B.V. Mooney of Gallipolis.
     He also leaves to mourn, his aged widow and sixteen grandchildren.
     Mr. Wills worked for the government in the Commissionary Department during the greater part of the Civil War. He came to Ohio at the close of the Civil War, where he has since lived, becoming a resident of Ohio Township for 42 years.
     Mr. Wills was the first cousin of Rev. John Houck and Mrs. William Trotter, both deceased. He united with the Liberty Christian Church in the year 1912 and was baptized by Rev. McCoy. In all his dealings honesty and uprightness were the Golden Rule of his life. For several years his health has been failing and all the time he has [missing rest of article].

[Note: buried in Bethel Cemetery in Ohio Township]

Gallipolis Paper
February, 1918
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Wilson, Scott

     Scott Wilson, son of Scott Wilson Sr. and Margaret Moore Wilson, was born in Gallia County, Ohio, on October 18, 1844 and departed this life May 3, 1919. He was aged 74 years, 6 months and 16 days. Although young at the time, he volunteered and served in the memorable 23rd. O.V.I Company D until the close of the Civil War, when he was honorably discharged.
     He was united in marriage to Miss Martha Hughes Jan. 5, 1867. To this union were born seven sons and five daughters, all of whom are living. Besides these he is survived by 21 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
     He was a man of good Christian character, having joined the church and being a faithful Christian. He had been afflicted a number of years and bore his affliction with more patience than one could think possible.
     He leaves to mourn their loss his life long companion and all their children, namely, Mrs. E.G. Webb of New Carlisle, Ohio; Mrs. Hiram A. Grover of Bidwell, Ohio; Mr. J.D. Tipton of Logan, Ohio; C.R. Wilson of Lecta, Ohio; Mrs. J.L. Meyers of New Carlisle; T.L. Wilson of Casstown, Ohio; R.W. Wilson of Troy, Ohio; J.C. Wilson of Portsmouth, Ohio; D.F. Wilson of Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Amos Massie of Troy; Sgt. Elwood L. Wilson with the Army of Occupation at Montabaur, Germany and Lawrence E. Wilson of Lecta. All were present except Mrs. Webb and the soldier in Germany.
     This is the first time in the years of their life that death has entered their home, a remarkable occurrence. He was a good Christian man, an obliging neighbor, a devoted husband and an affectionate father. He leaves besides his family, two brothers and a host of friends. We feel God has graciously taken him away from his intense suffering and given him a place of eternal rest with the blessed.

Card of Thanks
     We desire to thank all who have in any way befriended us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father.
                                    The Wife and Children

[Note: Buried Mt. Herman Cemetery, Lawrence County, Ohio]

Gallipolis Times
Wednesday, May 21, 1919 No. 21
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wise, Henry

     Henry Wise was born to John and Jane (MacMillan) Wise in Belmont County, Ohio on August 23, 1818. He died on April 13, 1863 and is buried in Clay Chapel Cemetery. He married Malinda Bickel in Gallia County on Sept. 11, 1840. Their home was a farm in Clay Township where they raised 10 children. Henry served as a Squirrel Hunter.

[Note: Listed as Jno. H. Wise on the Clay Township Squirrel Hunters.]

Created obituary by his great-grandson, Neil Elvick


Wolfe, Charles S.

Chas. S. Wolfe, Former Resident Here, Dies
Veteran of Civil War Would Have Been 79 Years Old Thursday
     Charles S. Wolfe until fourteen years ago a resident of Gallipolis and well known to a greater part of the people of this city died at his home in Huntington Wednesday night at 10 o'clock. He would have celebrated his 79th birthday had he lived until Dec. 1. Mr. Wolfe was a veteran of the Civil war and one of the youngest men who saw service. He was employed for years in the furniture factory in this city and at one time was on
the police force.
     Mr. Wolfe had been in failing health since the death of his wife Sept. 3, and for the last two weeks had been in a critical condition. Surviving relatives are two daughters, Miss Nelle Wolfe, at home, who tenderly cared for her father, and Mrs. Nick North of this city, two sons, Harold C. of Gallipolis and John W. Wolfe Huntington, two brothers Darius of Pittsburgh and Claude of San Diego, Cal., two sisters, Mrs. Mary Cubbage Gallipolis, and Mrs. Ross Alexander, of Winfield, Kans.
     The body will be brought here for burial in Pine Street cemetery. The funeral party will leave Huntington at 10:30 A.M. Saturday and the body will be brought to the home of his son Harold Wolfe on Fourth ave., where the funeral will be conducted at 2:30 Saturday afternoon by Rev. Claude Goodwin, of Huntington.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 1, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Womeldorff, David

     Mr. David Womeldorff died at his home, after a long illness, Monday afternoon. He was about 60 years of
age. The funeral services will be held at Mt. Zion at 10 a.m. to-day, conducted by Rev. P.A. Baker. He was a soldier in the Union army, a member of the M.E. Church, and a good, clever man, whom everyone
liked. He leaves a widow and a daughter, a young lady.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery.]

Gallipolis Journal
October 9, 1889
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Womeldorff, Francis Marion

F.M. Womeldorff Passes
Widely Known Gallia County Farmer Called on Christmas
     A wide circle of friends were shocked to hear of the death of Mr. Francis Marion Womeldorff at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Lulu H. Cushman, in this city at 6:50 p.m. Christmas Day. He came to town Thursday and Friday evening took ill with valular heart trouble, and passed away without pain. He ws 77 years, 11 months and 13 days old, and was the youngest and last surviving child of the family of eleven children reared by Michael and Jeanette (Waddell) Womeldorff.
     He was born on the old home place on Chic[k]amauga Jan. 12,1838,and lived there all his long, active, useful life. On March 16, 1859, he was married to Sylvania [Sylvina] Morrison, who died July 16, 1909, a few months after the celebration of the pair's golden wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Womeldorff leave the following surviving children: Mrs. Lulu B. Cushman, Mrs. Carrie D. Morrison, Mrs. Oscar Rodgers, Harry M. Womeldorff
G. Edward Womeldorff.
     Mr. Womeldorff had been in failing health several years, living the past two years with his son Harry on the old place, and making occasional visits to his daughter Mrs. Cushman here. His last visit here was for a Christmas family reunion, turned by his illness into a meeting of sorrow.
     The funeral was at Mt. Zion Methodist chruch this (Monday) afternoon with Rev. J.H.F. Parkins in charge, the interment following by Hayward with the local lodge of Odd Fellows officiating at the grave. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.
     Mr. Womeldorff was one of the earliest members of the Gallipolis lodge of Odd Fellows. He was a farmer practically all his life, and a hard worker. When the Hocking Valley railroad was built he was superintendent of construction between Gallipolis and McArthur.
     A very large number of friends and acquaintances over the county will wish peace to his ashes.

[Note: He was a Squirrel Hunter during the Civil War.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 27, 1915
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Womeldorff, George Washington

     George W. Womeldorff, once a highly respected citizen and successful farmer of Eppards Point township was a native of Illinois, born near Tremont, Tazewell County, Feb. 22, 1846. His father, Daniel Womeldorff, was born in Gallia County, Ohio, in 1804, and there married Miss Harriet N. Kerr, a native of the same county and a daughter of Major John M. Kerr, an officer of the war of 1812. The father farmed in Ohio until 1844, moved to Illinois and flat-boated down the Mississipi for several years and before returning to farming. He died in 1852. His widow took her family back to Gallia County.
     George joined Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry in 1863 which was assigned to the Army of Tennessee. He fought in the battles of Stone River, the Atlanta campaign and was severly wounded at Gravely Springs, Alabama. He was sent to a hospital and finally discharged June 6, 1865 although his wounds took another year to heal.
     In the fall of 1867 he, his mother and sister returned to Illinois finally locating in Livingston County. He married there to Maria C. Meeks and they had 12 children. He was a Republican,school director and president of his school district. They attended the Methodist Episcopal Church. He also served as commander of the Chenoa G.A.R. post.
     He died December 29, 1919 in Chenoa, Illinois and is buried in Payne Cemetery in Livingston County, Illinois.

Constructed obit from biographical Sketch and military records and findagrave
December 29, 1919
Transcribed by Henny Evans 


Womeldorff, James W.

Death of Mr. Womeldorff   
     Mr. James W. Womeldorff, stricken with paralysis at his home in Green township, near Mt. Zion Church, something like two weeks ago, departed this life Sunday evening at 6:30, August 31, 1902, near 70 years of age. His funeral services will be conducted at Mt. Zion Church, Tuesday, at 2:30 sun time, by Rev. John W. McCormick, his burial following by Wetherholt in Mt. Zion Church yard.
     Mr. Womeldorff was an old veteran of this county and comes from one of the pioneer families of the county. He was a son of Michael and Jane Waddell-Womeldorff, and had brothers Daniel, William, George, John, David and Frank, and sisters Mary Ann Holmes, Mrs. Janet Eagle and Mrs. J.P.R. Waddell, Frank being the last surviving member of the family.
     He was united in marriage with Miss Lodicia Smeltzer, a sister of John, Peter, D. M. and Henry Smeltzer, and Mrs. Nan Wigner and Mrs. John Swigert. He left children, Mrs. Cass C. Kerr of Monte Vista, Colorado, and Messrs. J. D. and L. A. Womeldorff, Miss Anna Womeldorff and Mrs. Ed. F. Hawk. He was born November 8, 1832, was kind and genial in his nature, a clever neighbor, fond of hunting and outdoor sports. He had been an invalid from an accident for a long time and gradually failed, the infirmites of old age finally overcoming him, to the regret of all.

[Note: He served in Co. D, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

The Gallipolis Weekly
Tribune Thursday, September 4, 1902
Contributed by Maj. J.. M. Smeltzer                                                               Top of Page


Wood, Henry Felix

     In this city, Wednesday morning, January 3d, 1877, H. Felix Wood in the 42d year of his age.

[Note: He served in Co. M, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry and is buried in Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 17, 1877
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Wood, Lewis R.

A Good Citizen Gone
Mr. L.R. Wood of Rio Grande Succumbs to the Inevitable and Passes Away
     For the Tribune...Mr. Lewis R. Wood, of Rio Grande, after four months illness, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 1901, at 5:10 p.m. He was born in this county May 17, 1833, and was 68 years, 6 months and 4 days old. Mr. Wood was married to Elizabeth Brandebury April 17, 1856, who survives him. He leaves two sons, Harrison H., who lives in Rio Grande, Charles E., of Columbus, and two daughters, Mrs. O.M. Carter and Mrs. T.W. Jones, both residing in Columbus.
     Mr. Wood was for many years a merchant at Harris, O., when he located in Rio Grande where he kept a general store until two years ago, when he gave up mercantile business, but continued to look after his farm and other interests out of doors until he was stricken down with disease four months ago. He was for many years a member of the Board of Trustees, of Rio Grande College, and was deeply interested in the work and welfare of the school. He was Treasurer of Raccoon tp., when he was taken sick, and for a number of years had been a Notary Public.
     He professed faith in Christ in his youth and since his residence at Rio Grande has held membership with the Free Will Baptist church, and none were more faithful than he to all the work and interests of the church. He will be greatly missed in all these relations, but especially in the Sabbath school and the regular church services, where he was always present. A good man has passed to his reward and many are the people who rise up to call him "Blessed." The funeral has not yet been announced and will not be until the children arrive tomorrow. It will possibly be Sabbath forenoon, at Rio Grande by Rev. W.J. Fulton.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter. He is buried at Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Rio Grande.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 22, 1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Wood, Noah Wilson

Death of Mr. Wood
     Mr. Noah Wilson Wood, living at the old home place of Noah Wood, his father in Perry township, on the Portsmouth road, died at midnight Wednesday July 12, 1905, and between 65 and 70 years old. He served in the late Civil War and was a good reliable man of considerable means. He left a widow, four sons, John, Augustine, Hampton and Noah and daughters Mrs. Wm. Ropeter and Mrs. Dan Griffith. He was taken ill last Saturday, but had never been in first class health since going South last winter. His death was attributed to brain trouble.

[Note: He is buried in Salem Baptist Cemetery in Perry Township and he served in Co. H, 60th O.V.I. and Co. F, 141st O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 13, 1905
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Wood, Samuel

  HD-QRS, Company D, 56th O.V.V., New Orleans, La., Aug. 1, '64

At a meeting of the members of Co. D, 56th Ohio Veteran Volunteers, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:
WHEREAS, it has pleased the all-wise dispenser of human events to remove from our ranks, our young friend and tried comrade, Sergeant Samuel L. Wood, who from the very beginning, joined and served them so faithfully, even dying in them at his post of duty, we feel constrained to offer the following resolutions:
Resolved, That in the death of our gallant comrade, Samuel L. Wood, we have lost a true friend, his country a brave defender, and his parents a noble son.
Resolved, That in enlisting at the first call, and after faithful service of over three years again enlisting, he showed a spirit of patriotism, and a devotion to his country that ended only with his life.
Resolved, That we, his surviving brothers in arms, will forever cherish his memory and point to his bright example, whilst our tenderest regards and sympathies flow out to those who mourn his loss.
Resolved, That a copy of the above resolutions be sent to his parents, a copy be preserved in the records of the Company, and a copy published in the Gallipolis Journal and Dispatch.
     Sergt. H. N. Bridwell, Sergt. Jas. C. Bingham, Sergt. Jesse Wood,
     Committee To A. W. Wood, Esq., Gallipolis, O

[ Note: Samuel Wood enlisted at the age of 18 October 5, 1861 in Co. D, 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Sergeant November 11, 1862. He was wounded May 5, 1864 at Cheneyville, LA and died of those wounds May 19, 1864. He has a stone at Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis but another record shows him buried at Alexandria National Cemetery. The stone in Pine Street states he was in the 58th OVI, but he actually was in the 56th.]

The Gallipolis Journal
September 8, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Wood, Sylvester P.

S.P. Wood Passes Over
Long a Prominent and Wealthy Citizen of Gallia
A Man of High Character and Fine Personality

     It is with genuine sorrow that we record the death of Mr. Sylvester P. Wood of Harrisburg, this county.
Belonging to an old and highly respected family, and widely known for all that counts in a good man's life, a legion of friends and acquaintances will join us in great regrets at his death. He died at his home at 3 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of three weeks, aged 77 years.
     The funeral service will be conducted by Dr. J.M. Davis and Rev. W.J. Fulton at 11 o'clock Friday at Mt. Calvary Church, the interment following by Kerr Butler of Vinton.
     Mr. Wood is the son of William M. Wood, who was born in Virginia August 7th, 1804, and was married to Mary Koontz in 1827. He settled in this county where they had a family of four boys and three girls, of whom Sylvester was one. Sylvester was twice married. His first wife was Elizabeth Bing to whom he was married in February 1852. She was the daughter of Wm. and Mary Mauck Bing and died in 1869. She was the mother of Mary A., Wm. L., Margaret E., Nanny P. Elmer E. and Ida B. Those surviving are Luther of Tycoon, Elmer of Harris and Mrs. H.A. McCarley of Harris. His second wife was Lucretia Cahoon who survives him without children. They were married in 1872.
     Mr. Wood has always been prominent in county affairs and is said to have been one of the largest taxpayers in the county. He was Postmaster at Rio Grande nine years, and was also Postmaster at Tycoon for a long time. His principal occupation has been that of a farmer, miller and dealer in grain and flour. His son Elmer is a merchant of Harris.
     Mr. Wood was greatly interested in the affairs of Rio Grande College. He was a trustee, a member of the Executive Board and he and Mr. Fulton were trustees of the College funds. He was an agreeable, pleasant old gentleman well liked and highly respected wherever known.

[Note: He served in Co. D, 59th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and as a Squirrel Hunter. He is buried in Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Raccoon Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 29, 1907
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Wood, W. Riley

     W. Riley Wood, Civil War veteran and about 80 years old, died Sunday morning at his home at Cora. He had been in failing health for several years. Mr. Wood was an uncle of W. R. and V. A. Tanner and was the last of his father's family. He belonged to the United Brethren Church and was a fine old man. He is survived by the following children: Miss Kate at home, Mrs. Minerva Huff and J. Marion Wood of Columbus, David C. Wood of Cora, William of Cadmus and Tom of Cora.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth May 15, 1839, date of death April 27, 1919, father Robert Woods, and mother Catherine Glass, burial in Old Pine Cemetery (Raccoon Twp.). His Civil War service was with Co. F 6th OVI and Co. C, 173rd OVI.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 1, 1919
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Wood, William Perry

Suicide
     Last Tuesday the body of William P. Wood was found hanging to a small tree on the farm of John P. Callahan, in Greenfield Township. It was suspended by a small piece of cord and some hickory bark, which had been wrapped around the neck. Justice of the Peace Seabrid Rose, acting as Coroner, held an inquest, the evidence developing the fact that the deceased had frequently threatened to kill himself, and a verdict was returned of suicide. The deceased was sixty-nine years of age.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and is buried in Woods Cemetery in Greenfield Township, born about 1822-died May 31, 1892.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 4, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Woods, Oliver

     Ollie Woods, colored, convict from this county, in the Ohio Penitentiary, died on Thursday morning. He was sent up at the January term of court 1891, for the term of five years, for the burglary of Dr. James Johnston's residence on the 19th day of June 1890. His remains will arrive here tonight and be taken in charge by Hayward & Son. John Early indicted with Woods, got off with one year by pleading guilty.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 16th United States Colored Troops Infantry.]

Gallipolis Journal
February 28, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Woolweaver, Charles L.

Death of Charles L. Woolweaver
     Mr. Charles L. Woolweaver died on Saturday morning last, at his residence at the Ecker House, of which hotel he was the proprietor. He had been a sufferer for many years, and for months past it was known that his hold upon life was but frail. He was in the 50th year of his age. The funeral was held on Monday, and was in charge of the G. A. R. Post, of which he was an honored member. The interment was at the Old Cemetery.
     Mr. Woolweaver was born in New York, coming to Gallipolis at an early age. In 1871 he was married to Miss Emma Berridge, and she survives him, together with two children, both boys. He was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion- a member of the 91st Ohio Infantry. After the war, and until his health failed, he was engaged as a mate upon the river, filling that position on many of the best boats.
     He had many friends, and sincere sympathy is felt at his early death.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 6, 1894

RESOLUTIONS ON THE DEATH OF CHARLES L. WOOLWEAVER
HEADQUARTERS CADOT POST No. 125
G. A. R. DEPARTMENT OF OHIO
Gallipolis, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1894

     Whereas, God in His all wise providence has again called upon this Post for another member, and in His great wisdom has selected our comrade, Charles L. Woolweaver, and transferred him to the Grand Army on high where Thou, oh God, art the Supreme Commander.
     Comrade Woolweaver had been in failing and very poor health for years, caused by exposure while in the line of duty in the army, he having entered the Union Army during the summer of 1862, serving in Company A, 91st O. V. I. Regiment until the close of the war in 1865. At the close of the war he received an honorable discharge from the army after his long and faithful service.
     We say to the wife and widow of our late comrade, to put her faith and trust in God, that He alone in this hour can give consolation and hope, and to the two boys that are left fatherless, we say also to you that the only one path for you is to be good to your mother and follow the way that she will point out to you, having faith to believe that she will direct your paths to the God who has said that He will be a father to the fatherless, and that when mother and children are also called to pay the last tribute, that you may find your father in that bright and happy land to give you a welcome.

S. F. Neal,
J. F. Martin,
J. R. Safford,
Committee

[Note: He is buried at Pine Street CE. Death date from stone is December 30, 1893; 48y 3m 13d.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 13, 1894

Transcriptions by Lynn Anders


Woolweaver, Michael H.

Death of Mr. Mike Woolweaver
     Cadot Post will have a special meeting tonight at 7 o'clock sharp to make arrangements for the burial of Mr. Michael H. Woolweaver, who died at his home at McArthur Junction, Wednesday morning May 22, 1901 and whose remains will be brought here on the noon train Thursday. He has relatives here by marriage. He was an uncle of Mr. Lon Woolweaver. Mr. Gus Lear, a relative, received the word of his death. He was past 56 years of age and in poor health for a long time. He was an old soldier and a G.A.R. man and a very clever man to his friends and had lots of them. He used to live here and enlisted here in the 91st. regiment and was a good soldier and drew a pension.
     Undertaker Wetherholt will meet the remains of Mr. M. H. Woolweaver Thursday noon and sent a casket for them today, to McArthur Junction. On the arrival of the remains the G.A.R. Post will take charge and direct the services at the Mound Hill Cemetery where the burial will take place.
     Mr. Woolweaver left a wife and two sons, Henry and Ellsworth, both young men. Ellsworth is in business in Pomeroy and Henry at home. He left one sister, Mrs. Lyons, of Indanapolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 24, 1901
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Wray, Isaac Newton            

Gallipolis Native, Still Living, Fought in Civil and Indian Wars
Isaac Newton Wray Now Lives in Missouri, Honored on Ninetieth Birthday
     Hale and hearty, with an increasing desire to read, a snow-white haired Nodaway county resident who has just celebrated his ninetieth birthday feels almost as fit as the days when he fought the Indians on the Nebraska Prairie during the Civil war period.
     He is Isaac Newton Wray who was honored last Sunday by his family at a birthday dinner at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Miller, of Hopkins.
     When not reading, helping around the house or recounting events of the hectic five years during the war of the rebellion, Mr. Wray gets his gun and goes hunting and fishing during those seasons. It is believed that he is the oldest man in this county to take out a hunting and fishing license.
     Mr. Wray was born at Gallipolis, Ohio, December 8, 1839. He moved with his family to Iowa, settled in Henry County. His father and mother, John and Sarah Wiseman Wray then moved to Nodaway county when Newton was fourteen years old settling on land east of Pickering. His father bought land in the vicinity, the title being conveyed to him by land grants issued at the Plattsburg office signed by Buchanan and Pierce, presidents.
     Mr. Wray spent his early youth on the farm, attending what schools there were in his neighborhood and when the war broke out he went to Omaha and on July 17, 1861, was mustered into Company I, First Nebraska Veteran Volunteers. Mr. Wray was promoted twice being made a corporal August 1, 1865 and a Sargent November 27, 1865. He reenlisted and continued his service with the Union Army until he was mustered out July 1, 1866. Mr. Wray took part in many of the heavy southern engagements, Shiloh being among the number, and then he was transferred to Nebraska to fight the Indians.
     After the war he returned to Nodaway County and was elected sheriff. He served as a delegate to the St. Louis Convention when the state agreed to permit Confederate sympathizers and soldiers to take part in Missouri elections. Later he was in the grocery business. He married Sarah Crane in 1866 in Nodaway County and they had five known children before she died in 1916.

[Note: The above information taken from the Maryville Daily Forum, Maryville, Missouri.]   

[Note:  Isaac died May 29, 1940 at the age of 101 years and is buried in Myrtle Tree Cemetery in Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri. He served first in the Nebraska Infantry and in 1863 he was transferred to the Nebraska Cavalry. Information from war records and findagrave.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 5, 1929   
Transcribed by Henny Evans 


Wright, George Albert

Good Man Gone
     George Albert Wright, a highly respected farmer of Sandfork, died Friday, February 7, 1908, aged 69 years, 4 months and 17 days of age. He was born in Perry Township September 21, 1838 and was married to Miss Rebecca Slagle, August 30, 1860.
     To this union was born ten children, five sons and five daughters. Besides his faithful wife, he leaves four sons and three daughters to mourn their great loss. He also leaves twelve grandchildren, one brother, one sister and a host of friends.
     He was converted and joined the Methodist Church in 1876 and his testimony was "My trust is in the Lord and I expect to trust him while I live."
     He was an honorable upright citizen and had the respect and esteem of all who knew him. Although his suffering was great he never murmured and greatly appreciated the kindness shown him by his friends and neighbors in his last afflictions.
     The funeral was held at Mt. Zion Church Sunday morning by Rev. Rice, internment was following at the same place.

[Note: Co A, 33rd O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 14, 1908 XLI, No. 14
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wright, Hiram H.

Death of Hiram H. Wright
     Hiram H. Wright, of Porter, died last Thursday after an illness of four weeks. He was about 68 years of age and was a good, industrious citizen with many friends. He served in the civil war and was a faithful soldier. Mr. Wright is survived by his wife and two children, William and Mrs. Edward Watkins of Bidwell. The funeral services were held at the Porter M. E. church Saturday and were conducted by Rev. Farrar of Bidwell.

[Note: Buried at Fairview (Long) CE in Springfield Twp. From death certificate date of birth February 29, 1836, date of death September 14, 1911 (making him actually 75 years old), father Thomas Wright and mother Ann Huford. Served with 18th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 20, 1911
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Wright, John W.

Death of John W. Wright
     John Wilson Wright, son of the late Wyatt and Elizabeth (Porter) Wright, was born April 17, 1839, in Gallia County, Ohio. Died at the home of his son, S.R.W. Wright, 5360 Hillcrest St., Pittsburg, PA, Nov. 14, 1919; aged 80 years, 6 months 27 days. He was brought back to his old home in Mason County, WV and laid to rest beside his wife, who had crossed over Jan. 16, 1917, at the age of 84 years, 2 months, in the Mountain Valley Cemetery.
     Funeral services were conducted in the church by Rev. J. R McKibben, Monday afternoon, Nov. 17th.
There was at his funeral his two sons, S.R.W. Wright of Pittsburg, PA and Chas. N. Wright of Akson, OH, his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Jenkins of Anderson, IN, his half-brother, Andrew J. Wright, his nephew, L. Price of Thurman, Ohio and a host of his neighbors and friends.

[Note: Squirrel Hunter & G.R.C. for entry in Hardesty's "drove a team for govt. carrying supplies for army and engaged during Morgan's Raid"]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 28, 1919
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Yeager, Garret

Yeager Dropped Dead
Well Known Addison Township Farmer Died Sunday
     Garret Yeager, one of Addison township's best known farmers dropped dead Sunday evening, aged 71 years. The funeral was held Thursday at Bethel M.E. Church, interment following in the church cemetery by undertaker Wetherholt. Mr. Yeager had been suffering from a weak heart for sometime and Sunday night went out to the barn to feed the stock. He was sticken while returning to the house, his body being found by his daughter, Miss Minnie, when she went out to milk the cows.
     The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and was a highly respected citizen, whose death will be regretted by all who knew him. He is survived by his widow, who is a daughter of the late Wirt Fisher of Mill Creek, and by daughters Miss Minnie at home and Mrs. Lloyd Asher of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Paper
January, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Suddenly Death Claimed Aged Veteran of Civil War
     Mr. Garret Yeager, aged 70 years, and of the best known citizens of Addison township, died very suddenly at his home on Sunday evening, Jan. 25, 1914. His funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at Bethel M.E. Church, of which he had long been a member, the interment following in the churchyard cemetery.
     For sometime past Mr. Yeager had been a sufferer from heart trouble, but had been able to perform his usual duties about the home. On Saturday, the day preceeding his death, he was in this city on business, and on Sunday was about as usual. He went to the barn on Sunday evening and attended the stock, but failed to return at once. His daughter, Miss Minnie, found his body near the house while she was on her way to milk.
     Mr. Yeager was a native of Mason County, W.Va., born there in 1843. During the civil war he enlisted in the Ninth W.Va. regiment, and at the time of his death drew a pension of $30 per month. He had been twice married, his first wife being Miss Fulton. Two of their children, Mrs. Lloyd Asher of Gallipolis, and Miss Minnie at home, survive him. Several years ago he married Mrs. Fisher, wife of the late Wirt Fisher of Addison township, who survives him.
     Mr. yeager was a fine man, highly respected by many friends and his sudden taking away has cast a gloom over the entire community in which he lived.

Gallia Times
January 28, 1914
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Young, Barbara

Miss Barbara Young Died Saturday Afternoon
     Miss Barbara Young, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 13th, 1921 at the age of eighty-three. Miss Young was born in Columbiana County, O., and for many years has been a well known resident of this city.
     She was a good and noble woman and admired by all who knew her, and an earnest worker in the Methodist Church of this city. Miss Young had two sisters, the deceased wife of Mr. Albert C. Hughes of Island Side, who died several years ago, and one other sister Mrs. Wilson of Keokuk, Iowa, who visited her last July.
     The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church by Rev. Francis Evans, a former paster and the burial was at Pine Street Cemetery by undertaker W. N. Hayward.
The pall bearers were Judge R. J. Mauck, Charles Phillips, A. W. Kerns, C. W. Kerr, C. M. Adams and Frank Bell.
     During the Civil War Miss Young assisted Union Soldiers in Camp here and it was her delight to cook appetizing dishes for them.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 15, 1921
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark


Young, William H.

     DIED - in this city, on the morning of the 30th of March last, Lieut. William H. Young, aged 49 years. His remains were taken to Piqua, Ohio for interment. Lieut. Young had been a resident of Gallipolis since the retreat of Gen. Lightburn's forces from the Kanawha Valley in the fall of 1862, at which time he was detailed from his Regiment (the 26th O.V. I.), and stationed at this point as Ordnance officer, which position he held until the business was closed, and he, with his Regiment, mustered out of service. We pronounce no divided opinion among those who became acquainted with him during his residence among us, that for prompt attention and strict fidelity to his public trust, he had no superior in the army, or out of it. For his manly virtues he was universally esteemed by our citizens, while living, and leaves warm friends to remember him for his real worth now he is dead. If he had faults, they never tarnished a character in which was no meanness or guilt.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 11, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Zimmerman, Thomas Jefferson

Death Calls 93-Yr. Old T.J. Zimmerman
     T.J. Zimmerman, who in his youth lived at Patriot, died at 2 o'clock this morning at his home in Huntington where he had lived for a number of years. Mr. Zimmerman, who passed his ninety-third birthday in January, was one of the few remaining Civil War veterans and the last member of his own immediate family.
     Two sons survive, Oscar Zimmerman of Coraopolis, Pa. and Charles Zimmerman of Charleston. His wife who was formerly Martha Marcum of Arabia, died three years ago. Miss Anna Simmerman of Gallipolis was a niece and had been in Huntington with her uncle during his last illness. Death was the result of a stroke which he suffered a little more than a week ago. Up to his last illness he had been remarkably well and active.
     He spent the past winter with his son near Pittsburgh and stopped over here with his niece as he returned to Huntington a few weeks ago. He had a keen mind and a jovial and optimistic temperament which he retained up to his last illness. The Zimmerman family lived for years at Arabia where he conducted an undertaking establishment and skilled as a cabinet maker built many of the coffins himself.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock in Huntington. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery, Ironton.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 18, 1937
Transcribed by Henny Evans


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