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The following obituaries are from the files of various Gallia County Newspapers and other publications. They are listed below in alphabetical order of the surname.

A   B-Bay   Be-Bev   Bi-Bl   Bo-Boy   Br-Brow   Broy-By   C-Cap   Car-Cav 

Ch-Ci   Cl-Cof   Coh-Cov  Cow-Cy   D-Day   De-Dy   E-El   Em-Ew  F   G-Gl   Go-Gw 

   H-Hap   Har-Haz   He-Hol   Hoo-Hu   I   J-Joh   Jol-Ju   K   L-Lev   Lew-Ly        

   Max-McC   McD-Me   Mi-Mit   Mo-My   N   O   P-Ph   Pi-Py   Q   R-Rich 

  Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru   S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi   Smo-Stor

 Stou-Sy   T   U   V   W-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilh   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

There are 1200+ additional obituaries in the Civil War Families section

Abbot, F.

     Drowned. We learned that Mr. F. Abbot, of Guyan Township, was drowned one day last week in the Ohio River, by the capsizing of a skiff. We could not learn the particulars.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 25, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Ables, Hollis Wade

H. Wade Ables, Long Ill, Dies Wednesday Night
     H. Wade Ables, long ill, died at 6:30 last evening at his home in Kanauga. He was a son of Lincoln Ables and the late Eva Hix Ables, and was born Sept. 4, 1901. Since the death of Mrs. Ables about 16 years ago, Wade and his father kept up the family home. Wade had spent nearly all his years in Kanauga and as a tuberculosis victim, he had been in declining health for perhaps a decade.
     Surviving besides the father are two brothers, Leroy of Akron, and Paul, now operating a restaurant on lower Second Ave. (Leroy and wife arrived this morning at Kanauga).
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fair Haven Methodist Church (Kanauga) in charge of the Rev. A. W. Perry. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, by Undertaker Chapman. In compliance with decedent’s request the casket will be open at the home for a half hour before the service, but not reopened at the church.
     Wade Ables was a devoted member of the Kanauga church and his sterling qualities won for him a high place in the esteem of the village folk and of friends in other communities. He was also a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 18, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

[Note: During World War II, Wade and his father, who had no children in their household, bought a croquet set and set it up most evenings in their big, flat, grassy front yard for the enjoyment of anyone who wanted to play. Gas was rationed, and families did not make unnecessary trips into town, so this was a great thing.]

Ables, Levina [Mathews]

Mrs. Vina Ables Called By Death
     Mrs. Vina Ables, 71, expired at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Healy, 927 Schwindlin Rd., Toledo, at 11 a.m. today. Deceased had been ill since Jan. 5, 1950. She was born Sept. 9, 1880 to Charles and Mariella Swisher Mathews, Cheshire. She was a member of the Little Kyger Grange. Her husband, Harry [Perry] W. Ables, is deceased.
     Two sons, Lewis, Geromesville and Charles, Cheshire and a daughter mentioned above survive. Also surviving are sisters Mrs. Neah [Noah] Haskins, Middleport, Mrs. Nina Saltzgaber, Columbus, and a brother, Cline Mathews, Columbus.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Old Kyger Baptist Church. Interment is at Gravel Hill Cemetery. C. J. Waugh has the body and friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services.

Gallia Times
Saturday, August 2, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ables, Lincoln

Lincoln Ables Dies Thursday
     Lincoln Ables, 86, well-known resident of Kanauga, died at his home at 9:45 p.m., Thursday. He had been a resident of that village for the past 37 years and had lived in the same location. A native of this county, he had engaged in farming in his early years and later worked at several Gallipolis furniture factory establishments. At one time he was employed at the dairy of the Gallipolis State Institute.
     Ables was the son of the late Alfred and Margaret Thomas Ables. He was born on Jan. 7, 1871. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago. Surviving that union are two sons, Paul, clerk at the Lafayette Hotel, and Leroy of Akron. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Barbara Rife of Johnstown and one great granddaughter. A grandson was killed in World War II. A brother, a sister, and a son Wade preceded him in death. Ables was one of the oldest members of the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday at the Fair Haven Methodist Church at Kanauga. Rev. E. C. Venz will officiate and burial will be made in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. The body will be taken to the late home Friday evening where friends may call on Saturday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 17, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Adams, Amos

    Mr. Amos Adams of Evergreen died Thursday night, April 17, at the age of 80 years. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon with burial at Evergreen. He was a good man, respected by many friends.

[Note: Married Hattie Belle Evans 5 August 1877 in Lawrence Co. OH. Parents Richard and Fannie Adams.]

Gallia Times
April 23, 1925
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                 Top of Page

Adams, Anna [Vanden]

Anna V. Adams, Died At Home Last Night
     Mrs. Anna Vanden Adams died at 7:45 last night at her home at 343 Third Ave. The end came suddenly and unexpectedly without the slightest sign of pain or discomfort. Yesterday, Mrs. Adams appeared better and more cheerful than at any time since her illness began three weeks ago. Death resulted from a heart weakness that developed after she was stricken with pleurisy. The pleurisy had yielded to treatment and lately she had been able to sit up a short time each day. She was in her 86th year.

Of Pioneer Stock
     Anna Vanden was born within a block of where she died, on March 14, 1856. Her birthplace is the present home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Frye and Mrs. Blanche France at 425 Third Avenue. She was the youngest of the first set of children of James Vanden and her mother was Margaret Simmons Vanden and was the last survivor of her generation of that pioneer family.
     The Vanden-Bemans came from Holland in 1790 to the upper Ohio Valley, the year Gallipolis was settled. Two years later they joined the "French Five Hundred" here. According to tradition, Martinius Vanden Bemden, great grandfather of Mrs. Adams, was a companion of Daniel Boone on several hunting trips during the few years that Boone lived at Point Pleasant.
     Anna Vanden was a member of early 70s' class graduating from the Gallia Academy High School. Thereafter she taught school at least at least one year at Proctorville. On October 18, 1884, she married Charles M. Adams, who became the leading retail furniture dealer here and remained in business until 1913 when he sold his store to the Empire Furniture Co.  He died Dec. 26, 1928. For many years, excepting last year, Mrs. Adams had spent the winters in Florida and this week was tentatively planning to go south again in the near future.
     All her life, Mrs. Adams was very fond of children and her countless kindnesses were rewarded with warm, enduring friendships.  Among the children who beat a path to her doorway was the late O. O. McIntyre, who again and again in his daily letters and magazine articles paid tribute to Aunt Anna.  She was a woman of many interests and enjoyed a diversity of companionships. Of St Peter’s Episcopal Church, she was a long and active member and liberal supporter,  and only recently, in collaboration with Sherwood A. Moore, of Birmingham, she had arranged to set up a railing in front of the church to safeguard the elderly and infirm in going to or from that edifice.
     Her nearest surviving relatives are two nieces, Mrs. Edna McMullen Mauck who lived in the same house, and Mrs. Alice Cherry of Carbondale, Ill. There are quite a number of great nieces and great nephews. One of these, Mrs. Marjorie Stewart Powers of Miami, Fla., and her daughter Evelyn had been at the Adams home the last fortnight. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Peter’s at 1:30 o’clock Monday with Rev. Charles G. Bair in charge. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by Elias Wetherholt.

[Note: From death certificate date of death September 5, 1941; husband was Charles M. Adams; burial at Mound Hill.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, September 6th, 1941
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Adams, Carroll M. “Barney”

     C. M. (Barney) Adams, 75, 49 Spruce St., Gallipolis, died at 4:50 a.m. Thursday morning. He had been in failing health three years. He was manager of Quaker State Refinery Corp. having retired in 1966. He was born May 25, 1901 in Los Angeles, Calif. to the late Waldo and Jennie McDonald Adams.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Wymer, whom he married Oct. 22, 1922 in Oakland, Md.; one son, Carroll M. Adams, Jr., New Haven, W. Va., and one grandson. One brother preceded him in death.
     Formerly from Parkersburg, W. Va., he had resided in Gallipolis several years. He was a member of the Gallia County Gun Club, Morning Dawn Lodge 7 and an honorary member of the Gallipolis Elks Club.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Friday. The Gallipolis Elks Club will hold services at 9 p.m. Friday. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Morning Dawn Lodge.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 29, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Adams, Clarence (Bucky)

Clarence Adams Dies Friday in Columbus
    Clarence (Bucky) Adams, 64, a native of Gallia County, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in a Columbus nursing home. A former resident of the Evergreen Community, he had resided in Columbus since November when he fell and fractured a hip. He was formerly an employee of the Gallipolis State Institute. He was born in the county  Sept. 30, 1901, son of the late Hollis Adams and mother, the former Anna Moore, now Mrs. M. O. Parsons of Cheshire, who survives. 
    Adams was first married to the former Thelma Hill, who is deceased.  His second marriage was to the former Gladys Moran, who survives. A son, Lewis Adams, of Peoria, Il., a step-son, Francis Moran of Columbus, and a sister, Mrs. Thelma Koehler, also survive. There are two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
    Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate, and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening.

Sunday, February 6th, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Adams, Harold C. (Mike)

     Harold C. (Mike) Adams, 65, a resident of Mill Creek Rd., died unexpectedly at his home at 5:15 p.m. Sunday. He had been ill since 1970.
     Mr. Adams was born May 19, 1913, in Kanauga, only child of the late Harry H. and Cleo Crabtree Adams. He was reared in the home of his grandparents, the late John and Elizabeth Adams. Mr. Adams attended grade school in Kanauga and Gallia Academy High School.
     He was employed as a street service man by the Columbia Gas System of West Virginia, having been stationed in Pt. Pleasant. He retired in June of this year after more than 20 years' service with the firm.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Sarah Walters, Rio Grande, and two daughters from a previous marriage: Mrs. Harold (Shirley) Adkins, Addison, and Mrs. Gary (Judy) Murphy, of Salinis, Calif. Six grandchildren and an aunt, Mrs. Margaret Douglas, Columbus, survive, along with a great-granddaughter, Sherry Hill. A grandson, Glen Adkins, preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals in Gallipolis with Rev. Everett DeLaney and Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Sept. 11, 1978
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Adams, Lois Emogene [King]

Crash Injuries Prove Fatal
Mrs. Lois Emogene Adams, 22, wife of Harold (Mike) Adams, Kanauga, died about 12:30 p.m. Monday in Holzer Hospital as a result of an automobile accident Saturday night on Rt. 35 near the Hamrick farm. The driver of the car in which she was riding was killed instantly.
     Mrs. Adams was born July 22, 1930, in Pt. Pleasant, the daughter of Henry and Stella Willis King. She and Adams were married Dec. 24, 1946, at Pomeroy. They had no children. She had been working at Sandusky for five months.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by two step-daughters, Shirley and Judy Adams; three brothers and two sisters, Harry, Carl, and Dennis King, Mrs. Glenna Bunce, and Mrs. Maxine Brogle, Sandusky. She and Mrs. Brogle were twins.
     The body is at Miller’s Home for Funerals and tentative arrangements are made to have the funeral rites at 2 p.m. Friday at the Kanauga church with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery. The Rev. E. C. Venz will conduct the funeral services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 23, 1952

Arrangements Made For Funeral of Mrs. Adams
Pallbearers have been selected for the funeral of Mrs. Lois Adams, which will be at 2 p.m. Friday. They are Ralph Walker, Forrest Collins, Arthur Rupe, Jr., Dana Raike, Derry Adams and Johnny Foster.
     The body will be taken at noon Friday to the Kanauga Methodist Church where it will lie in state two hours before the funeral. The Rev. A. M. Gillespie, pastor of the Church of God, Pt. Pleasant, will officiate at the rites. Friends may call at the Miller’s Home for Funerals until the hour of service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 24, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Adams, Mary [Martin]

Mrs. Mary Adams Dies At Kanauga
     Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Adams, 86, of Kanauga, O., mother of C. R. and Harry H. Adams of Huntington, died Saturday at the residence.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. tomorrow at the Fairhaven Methodist Church at Kanauga. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery at Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Adams was born at Rock Springs, Meigs County, Ohio, May 21, 1863, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Doyle Martin. She was married to John Q. Adams on August 13, 1881, at Pomeroy. She was a charter member of the Fairhaven Church. She had lived at Kanauga for most of her married life.        
     Surviving a third son, Thomas Adams of Kanauga; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The body has been taken to the residence from the Wetherholt & Sons Funeral Home at Gallipolis.

Sunday,  March 5th, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page

Adams, Mary Elizabeth                                                                              

Rites Tuesday for Mrs. Adams
Kanauga Woman Dies At Son’s Home Saturday
     Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Adams, 86, died at 2:25 p.m. Saturday at the home of her son, Thomas, Kanauga, after a long illness.
     Born May 21, 1863, at Rock Springs, Meigs County, to Henry and Mary Doyle Martin. She married J. Q. Adams Aug. 13, 1881, at Pomeroy. To this union four sons were born.
     J. B. Adams died in Georgia; surviving are C. R., Huntington, Thomas, Kanauga; and Harry H., Huntington. There are nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
     The family moved to Kanauga from Gallipolis in January, 1895, when Harry was two months old, and have lived there ever since. A charter member of Fair Haven Methodist Church along with Mrs. W. F. Deem, in whose home she resided for several years. Mrs. Adams became a widow Oct. 30, 1935. Mr. Adams was buried in Pine Street Cemetery.
     From a family of nine children, she was the only survivor. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society and later of the WSCS. She was of Irish descent. She lived with Mrs. Deem after the death of Mr. Deem until Mrs. Deem went to Holly Hill, Fla., last fall to spend the winter.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Fair Haven Methodist Church, Kanauga, with the Rev. A. H. Perry officiating and the Wetherholt Funeral Home will bury the body in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the home of her son, Thomas, until the funeral hour.

Note: [5-21-1863/3-4-1950]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 6, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Adams, Nettie [Lawrence]

     Mrs. Nettie Adams, 81, a resident of Kanauga, died Thursday at 8 a.m. in Holzer Medical Center. She had been hospitalized the past two months. She was born Feb. 17, 1895, at Griffithsville, W. Va., daughter of the late Michael and Evelyn Webb Lawrence.
     Her first marriage was to Fred Delaney in 1916. To this union one daughter was born, Lola Bonita (Mrs. Charles Gilfilen, of Kanauga). Mr. Delaney preceded her in death in 1918. She married Tom Adams on Dec. 2, 1919, in Pt. Pleasant. He preceded her in death in 1973. Two sons, John of Alliance, and Derry, of Gallipolis, survive. Seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter survive.
     Her family moved to Ohio from West Virginia in 1911. She attended the Gallipolis City Schools. She was one of 12 children. A brother and sister survive: Lula Lawrence, Kanauga and Ashford Lawrence, Griffithsville. Five brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
     She was a member of the Fair Haven Methodist Church in Kanauga, CIC Club, and American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. C. J. Lemley and Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 26, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page

Adkins, H. Leroy

     GALLIPOLIS - H. Leroy Adkins, 67, of Gallipolis, and Okeechobee, Florida, died Thursday, November 12, 1998 in University Hospital, Columbus. Born July 9, 1931 in Huntington, West Virginia, son of the late Homer Adkins, and Nora Shockley Adkins of Proctorville, he was a retired millwright with the Kaiser Aluminum Company.
     A United States Air Force veteran, he was a member of the Gallipolis Christian Church, an associate member of the BHR Christian Church in Okeechobee, Florida, a member of the OES Gallipolis Chapter No. 283 and Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7, and the organizer of Boy Scout Troop No. 205 in Gallipolis.
     Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Edith Sims Adkins, whom he married September 4, 1952, in Ironton; two daughters, Sue (Randy) Gilliam of Gallipolis, and Tonya (Jeff) Fraley of Oak Hill; three grandsons, Jason Jones, Justin Jones, and Brandon Harrison; two step-granddaughters, Ginger (Ron) Denney and Brandy Gilliam; and a sister, Willadean (Jack) Burchum of Proctorville. He is also survived by several other special family members. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marilene Ramsey.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 1998 in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Pastor Denny Coburn officiating. Entombment will follow in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Visitation was held in the funeral home on Saturday, November 14, 1998 from 5-9 p.m. Masonic services were held in the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 1998 by Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7. A military flag presentation will be made at the cemetery by VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Lafayette Post 27.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the BHR Christian Church Building Fund, 107 Chobee Loop BHR, Okeechobee, Fla. 34974; to the Gallipolis Christian Church, 4486 State Route 588, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631; or to the American Cancer Society, 138 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
     Pallbearers will be Al Scarberry, Bob Neal, Larry Whobrey, Ronnie Denny [sic], Jerry Galloway, Matthew Galloway, Tommy Galloway and Derry Hemphill.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 18th, 1998
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                             Top of Page

Adkins, John Martin

     GALLIPOLIS - John Martin Adkins, 61, Gallipolis Route 1, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Holzer Medical Center Monday night. He was formerly employed by Superior Cadillac-Olds in Huntington as a mechanic until ill health forced his retirement. He served with the Navy during World War II.
     He is survived by his wife, Hazel Springer Adkins, a daughter, Joy Ellen and a step-daughter, Brenda Johnson, both at home, seven sons, Carl and John, both serving with the Armed Forces in California, James of Ironton; Dave, Robert and Grover, all of Pontiac, Mich., and Jerry, who is with the Armed Forces in Thailand; three step-sons, Charles Banks, Florida, and Tom and James Wills, at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonah and Martha Jane Stillman Adkins.
     Services will be Friday, 2 p.m., at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. J. D. Finnicum officiating. Burial will be in Swan Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Athens Messenger
Wednesday, December 24, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Adkins, Michael Eugene

Michael Adkins, 11, Succumbs At Home Saturday
     Michael Eugene Adkins, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hillard Adkins, 228 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died at his home on Saturday.
     He was born in Gallipolis on Sept. 30, 1956. He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters, all at home; Sandra, Darla, Brenda, Terri, Eugene, Bryan and Ronald. Maternal grandfather is David Jaques. Paternal grandmother is Goldie Harrison, Gallipolis. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Adkins, Cheshire. Two great-grandmothers are Mrs. Carrie LeMaster, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Nettie Price, Alkol, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be conducted at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p.m. Tuesday under the direction of Rev. Everett Delaney. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 22, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Adkins, Ora

Mrs. Ora Adkins, 59, Dies At 4: A.M. Today
     Mrs. Ora Adkins, 59, passed away at 4 a.m. today at the home of her son, Willard Adkins, Friendly Ridge (back of Yellowtown in Clay Twp.)
     She is survived by another son, Stanley Adkins, Huntington; two daughters, Mrs. Leo Schearing, Rochester, N. Y., and Miss Dorothy Adkins, Sweet Springs, W. Va.; and two sisters, Mrs. Millie Plumley and Mrs. Jennie Cummins, Branchland, W. Va. The decedent was born July 31, 1890, in West Virginia.   
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Providence Baptist Church, the Rev. E. V. Cremeens officiating, and burial will be made by C. R. Halley in the church cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 8, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Adler, E. Albert

Missing Bridge Victim; Plan Memorial Services Sunday for E. A. Adler
    Memorial services for E. Albert (Bert) Adler Jr., 31, of O.J. White Rd., will be conducted Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church, by Rev. A. E. Hueholt, Gallipolis, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Adler, one of 10 persons still missing since the collapse of the Silver Bridge three weeks ago today, was born April 17, 1936 in Philadelphia, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Albert Adler. He attended the U. S. Air Force Academy and received his BS degree from Swarthmore College.  Mr. Adler was employed by the Catalytic Construction Company as an instrumentation engineer presently assigned as supervisor of instrument maintenance at the Goodyear plant in Apple Grove, WV. Mr. Adler and his family moved from Philadelphia to Gallipolis in July, 1966. He was married to Elaine Ann Luehman on Oct. 8, 1960. She survives, along with two children, E. Albert III, 3, and Catharine L. Adler, 1 1/2. In addition, Mr. Adler is survived by his parents, and one brother, Roy, who lives in Springfield, Pa., and another brother Charles, who lives in Havertown, Pa. Mr. Adler was a member of the Gallipolis Area Jaycees, the Instrument Society of America, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers of America.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 5th, 1968
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Adler Rites To Be Held In Philadelphia
     Services for E. Albert Adler, Jr., 31, of Rt. 1, Gallipolis, will be held this week in Philadelphia. Mr. Adler's body was recovered from the Ohio River Saturday. He was the 37th known victim of the Silver Bridge Tragedy.
     Mr. Adler was employed by the Catalytic Construction Company as an instrumentation engineer and was supervisor of instrument maintenance at the Goodyear plant in Apple Grove, W.Va.
     He was born April 17, 1936, in Philadelphia, son of E. Albert Adler, Sr., and Elaine Palsir Adler, who survive. Other survivors include his wife, the former Elaine Luehman, whom he married on Nov. 8, 1960, and two children, E. Albert Adler, III, and Catherine Adler, both at home. Two brothers survive, Charles, of Havertown, Pa., and Lawrence, of Springfield, Pa.
     The Adlers have resided in Gallia County about a year and a half, having come here from Philadelphia.
He was a member of the St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Springfield, Pa. Mr Adler was also a member of the Gallipolis Area Jaycees, Tri-County Concert Association, Instrument Society of America and Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers.
     Local arrangements were made by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
Monday, January 22, 1068
Transcribed by Cheryl A. Enyart                                                                       Top of Page

Adney, Jonathan

     Died at his residence in Huntington Township, on the 18th ult., Jonathan Adney, in the 68th year of his age. The deceased was born in Franklin County, Virginia in 1799, and emigrated to Ohio in 1806. He lived for some years on the Western border of the State with the family of his father, John Adney, at a time when the frontier settlers were called upon to experience all the dangers and hardships of active Indian hostilities. His reminiscences of border life were many and interesting. By removal to Gallia County, the family were among the first settlers of Huntington Township, where they participated in all the trials incident to the early settlement of the country.
     The deceased led a life of unusual activity and may truly be said to be of that number by whose labor the wilderness has been made "to bloom as the rose." His was a life of unceasing labor and usefulness, and the rest he left with his Maker. His charitable gifts were always freely bestowed and many poor and destitute knew him as a friend.

Gallipolis Journal
Nov 8, 1866
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Agee, Jesse T.

Death of Jesse T. Agee
     The spirit of Mr. Jesse T. Agee, of Cheshire, took its flight Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock. Deceased had been feeble for some time from the infirmities attending old age and slowly faded away. He was a pious gentleman, a modest type of a Virginian, and a believer in Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. He was a devout member of the Presbyterian church, and his life was full of good deeds. Mr. Agee was born in Virginia in 1819, and emigrated to Ohio in 1856. He died at the advanced age of 77. Rev. Echols of Pomeroy, officiated at the funeral, which occurred Wednesday afternoon, and interment followed at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Deceased leaves a widow and one son, Hon. Alva Agee, having lost a daughter some years ago. With them is the tenderest condolence, in this, their hour of sorrow.

Gallipolis Journal
Oct. 12, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Agee, Lydia [Mauck]

Was Ripe in Years
Mrs. Agee Dies at the Home of Her Son, Tuesday
    Mrs. Lydia Agee died at the home of her son, Alva Agee, at 11:30 o’clock Tuesday forenoon. Eighteen months ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she made only partial recovery. Recently she has been losing strength, due to the exhaustion of old age, and death came without a struggle. Her age was 80 years. Mr. and Mrs. Agee and son, Howard, leave with the remains tomorrow afternoon at 3:15 for Cheshire, Ohio, where the funeral services will be held at the house on Beall Avenue by Dr. Hills.—Wooster Daily Republican 28th inst.

Funeral Services
    The funeral services of Mr. Alva Agee’s mother were conducted at Cheshire Thursday at 1 o’clock by Rev. Wilson, of the Presbyterian Church of Middleport and Rev. H. B. Scott, of Marysville, O., who accompanied the funeral party to Cheshire. There was a large turnout of old friends and relatives. The Presbyterian Middleport choir officiated. Mrs. Agee was the last of the Joseph Mauck family and was highly esteemed at her old home. The interment was in the family lot at Gravel Hill Cemetery.

[Note – daughter of Joseph Mauck & Elizabeth Whaley & wife of Jesse Thornhill Agee]

Newspaper unavailable
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Agee, Mrs. Lydia

     Mrs. Lydia Agee, the venerable mother of Alva Agee, died at the home of her son at Wooster, O., Tuesday of last week as the result of a stroke of paralysis she suffered almost two years ago. The remains were brought to Cheshire, her former home, where the funeral was conducted by Rev. Wilson, of Middleport, and Rev. Scott of Marysville, and she was laid away in beautiful Gravel Hill Cemetery. She was about 80 years of age and a wide circle of acquaintances in this county will regret her demise.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 7, 1905
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                         Top of Page

Alban, Evan Everett

E. E. Alban Dies at 65
     GALLIPOLIS - For 37 years a mail carrier, Evan Everett Alban, 65, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 131 Second Ave.  Cerebral hemorrhage was blamed.  He had worked until 3:30 p.m. when he came home complaining that he felt ill.  For 18 months he had been employed at White’s Flower Shop in Kanauga.  He had retired in 1950 as mail messenger, carrying mail from the Gallipolis Post Office to the railroad station, to Holzer Airport (when Gallipolis was on airmail pickup route), and to Point Pleasant.
     Mr. Alban was born July 16, 1889, near Centerpoint in Jackson County to Isaac and Addah Souder Alban, and he was married June 22, 1915, to the former Lettie McCulgan, who survives with their only child, Miss Faye Alban, fifth grade teacher at Washington School.  Their marriage was at Jackson.
     These brothers and sisters survive:  Leslie, John, and Wilbur Alban of Oak Hill; Beecher Alban of New Orleans; Ernest Alban of Columbus; Mrs. John (Mae) Griffiths of Columbus; and Mrs. Edward (Zelma) Lewis of Oak Hill.  A brother, Luther Austin Alban, preceded him in death.
     Mr. and Mrs. Alban and daughter lived at Centerville until 1928 when they came to Gallipolis.  At Centerville, Mr. Alban carried the Thurman Star Route.
     Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home, the Rev. Paul M. Niswander, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, in charge and burial will be in the Hill Cemetery at Centerville.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at funeral home.

Athens Messenger
Thursday, December 23, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Albertsen, Anna [Luckleberg]

Mrs. Albertsen Dies At Home Of Daughter
     Mrs. Anna Albertsen died Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer Sowards, with whom she has made her home during the past years. Her husband, Mr. Albert Albertsen, preceded her in death over a year ago. Mrs. Albertsen was 68 years of age and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Homer Sowards, of Gallipolis and two brothers, both of Ironton.
     The body will be taken to Ironton Tuesday by Geo. J. Wetherholt & Sons where the funeral will be held Wednesday.

[Note: Death Certificate...born Sept. 1, 1857 Germany; died Oct. 4, 1925; aged 68 years, 1 month and 3 days of age. Parents: William & Louisa Luckleberg-both born Germany]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 5, 1925
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Albin, Evan

Death of Mr. Albin
     Mr. Evan Albin, a well known farmer, died at his home near Centreville Tuesday, March 20th, 1906. His wife preceded him several years ago and he leaves several grown children to mourn his demise. Mr. Albin was about 65 years of age and highly respected by all his friends and neighbors. The funeral was held Thursday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 23, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Albright, George

George Albright Dead
     Mr. George Albright of near Mt. Zion, Walnut Township, died Friday night, April 30, 1915. He was a son of Mr. Jacob Albright and a nice young man. The funeral will be conducted there Monday.

[Note: Death Certificate...George Albright born Dec. 20, 1890; died April 30, 1915; aged 24 years 4 months and 11 days. Mother: Alice Rose. Burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Walnut Township. Spelling on tombstone was Allbright.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 1, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page

Alcorn, Dr. J. Garfield

Dr. Alcorn, Native, Dies In Columbus
     Dr. J. Garfield Alcorn, 76, a former resident of Gallipolis, died at his home Wednesday in Columbus. He had been a practicing physician in Columbus for 50 years.
     He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Eli Alcorn who lived in Gallipolis at the corner of Second Ave. and Cedar St., in the home now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence George. They came here from Crown City where their sons and daughter were born.
     Dr. Alcorn and his brothers were all professional men, one being a Cincinnati attorney for many years. Another brother, Dr. John Alcorn, practiced in Gallipolis and resided in the present home of Dr. George Barton. Both Dr. Alcorns were eye, ear, nose and throat specialists.
     Dr. Alcorn graduated from Cincinnati Medical College. He was a member of the Columbus Academy of Medicine and the Ohio Academy of Medicine, the World Medical Society and the Columbus Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Pugh Alcorn and a brother Edgar of Delaware. He was preceded in death by several other brothers and a sister, Miss Bertha Alcorn, at one time a Gallipolis teacher.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 30, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Alcorn, Dr. John B.

Funeral Of Dr. John B. Alcorn Will Be Held At 2 Thursday
Accident Ends Notable Career
     Funeral services for Dr. John B. Alcorn, about half of whose 69 years had been spent here, will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Alice Alcorn Wolfe, 144 S. Drexel Rd., Bexley. Burial will be made in Green Lawn Cemetery by Egan-Ryan. Harry Maddy, local banker, and Fred E. Rathburn, former Gallipolitan, are among the active pall bearers, the others being Ely Pigman, E. C. Entsminger, Joseph McGhee and Harvey Miller. Honorary pall bearers include Supt. G. G. Kineon of the O. H. E.
Successful Physician

     The accidental death of Dr. Alcorn, who moved from Gallipolis to Columbus 32 years ago, was a shock to thousands of friends throughout the state. He had been successful as an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, and he and Mrs. Alcorn were great favorites in all the many circles in which they moved. They lived at 962 E. Broad St., and he had offices in the Hartman Building. Dr. Alcorn was killed during the noon hour Tuesday when struck by an Indianola Trolley bus while he was crossing High St. toward the Neil House. He saw the bus and was running when hit.
     He was a graduate of the University of Louisville and the Medical College of Ohio, Cincinnati, and later studied in Vienna, New York, and Baltimore. Active in medical associations here, he was past president of the Ohio State Medical Association, Columbus Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Association, and the Columbus Academy of Medicine. He was chairman of the staff at Grant and University Hospitals and was a staff member at St. Francis Hospital. At one time he was Ohio State Penitentiary physician. He was a Kiwanian, Pythian, Elk and was a past commander of the Knights Templar.
     While in Gallipolis, Dr. Alcorn served as health officer and president of the Gallipolis school board, and was a member of the library board. Up to about a decade ago Dr. Alcorn retained an office here and spent a part of each week here in professional work.
     Dr. Alcorn is survived by, in addition to those listed in yesterday’s account of his death, three grandsons, Robert Frederick, John Walton, and Edgar Thurston Wolfe Jr.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 17, 1942
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                   Top of Page

Aleshire, Halsey William

Halsey Aleshire Dead
     Halsey William Aleshire, 51, died in the Holzer hospital Thursday night. He had been ill for some time with acute heart attacks. Funeral services were held at St. Peter’s Episcopal church in Gallipolis Saturday afternoon, interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Aleshire was born in Gallipolis, a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Aleshire. He leaves his mother, three brothers, Henry O., Ed S., and Morris Aleshire and other relatives. A brother, R. Page Aleshire, died on April 26, and was buried here. Mr. Aleshire was prominent in Huntington business circles. He was unmarried.

[Note: According to his death record available at, he died on 12 May 1927.]

Gallia Times
Thursday, May 19, 1927
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Aleshire, James Buchanan

General J.B. Aleshire Dies in Wyoming
Uncle Of Former Gallipot Passes Away At Age of 69 Years
     Word was received here Wednesday of the death at Sheridan, Wyoming, Tuesday nite of Major General J.B. Aleshire, U.S.A. at the age of 69 years. Major General Aleshire, was a brother of Captain E.S. Aleshire and an uncle of Halsey Aleshire, R. Page Aleshire, Henry O Aleshire and E.B. Aleshire of Huntington and Morris Aleshire of New York.
     Major General Aleshire died in the vicinity of the places where he saw stirring and romantic action in the United States Army in the Indian Wars on the Western Frontier.
     He graduated at West Point in 1881 and his military career from that time was one of distinction. During the World War he was a member of the National Defense Board and took an important seat in the war councils of the nation during that period. During the Roosevelt administration he was Quartermaster General of the Army.
     He had retired from active service and was living as a private citizen in Wyoming at the time of his death.
Major General Aleshire is survived by one son, Major Joseph P. Aleshire, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. Major Aleshire is also a graduate of West Point.
     A daughter also survives him. No word had been received by his relatives Wednesday to indicate whether his body will be buried at Sheridan or in Arlington National Cemetery at Washington. Funeral service arrangements are expected to be announced by Thursday.

[Note: James Buchanan Aleshire was born Oct. 31, 1856; died June 1, 1925. Buried in Sec. 2, Site 1108A in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife Harriett A. Dana (1862-1939), whom he married Nov. 3, 1886 is buried beside him. This obit states that General Aleshire was survived only by a daughter, but he was also survived by his wife, as shown, and a son, Col. Joseph P. Aleshire, 1887-1951; the surviving daughter was Dorothy Dana Aleshire Hatch, 1893-1968, wife of Lt. Alexander Gilchrist Hatch, 1892-1953, all buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Deborah Aleshire, 1889-1920, who died of pellagra and is buried in Oahu Cemetery, Hawaii. All burials can be found with photos on Find A Grave.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 1925
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page

Aleshire, John

     Died, in this town, on the 27th ult., John, son of Reuben and Margaret M. Aleshire, aged 2 years, 5 months, and 19 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 10, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Aleshire, Justine

     DIED - In this city on Thursday, June 7, 1883, of congestion of the brain, Justine, only daughter of Edward S. and Justine O. Aleshire, aged seven months and thirteen days.
     The funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon by the Rev. John Moncure, Rector of St. Peter's Church. The bereaved parents and six young brothers have the sympathy of their numerous friends in this their first severe affliction.

[Note: Buried Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
June 14, 1883
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Aleshire, Reuben

     Reuben Aleshire is dead. This sudden event took place at noon on Sunday last, at the family residence on Third Street. On Saturday morning he had occasion to visit Judge C. P. T. Moore, who lives about seven miles below on the Virginia side of the river, and drove a pair of young horses that have not been considered safe for a gentleman of his years to handle.
     The morning was cool and bracing, and the horses were full of spirit. It is reported that they were almost beyond control when on the level road near Mr. James Beale’s place. On arriving at Judge Moore’s estate, Mr. Aleshire alighted and opened a gate leading to the part between the road and the river. As the horses passed through the gate they broke into run and made a dash towards the river, about a mile distant, and did not stop until they reached the river bank. Mr. Aleshire followed and drove them back, stopping on the way to look at some hay he thought of buying.
     He then drove up to Judge Moore’s residence, which is on top of a hill, with a winding driveway leading to it. After chatting with the Judge for a time, he started to return and a young colored boy was told to go to the foot of the hill with him to open the gate. Mr. Aleshire wrapped the lines around each hand and started. Upon coming to the steeper part of the road he found the reins too loose, and wrapped them around his hands again, at the same time touching up the horses with the whip. The lines now proved too short, and the sudden starting of the horses drew Mr. Aleshire over the dash-board, and he fell just behind one of the animals. The lines being wrapped so tightly around his hands he could not get loose and he received several severe kicks. Of course, the horses became totally unmanageable and went tearing down the road.
Mr. Aleshire was thrown over a bluff, landing upon his head. Judge Moore heard the noise of the runaway, and directed two of his men to run down the hill and stop the horses. When they reached Mr. Aleshire he was still on his head, with his body leaning against the precipice. They at once carried him up to the house, and messengers were despatched [sic] immediately for medical aid to inform his friends of the accident.
     The news of the accident was received with universal sorrow, for Mr. Aleshire was a man beloved by all. It seemed but a moment or two before everyone had heard of the sad occurrence, and knots of sorrowful men were at the street corners waiting to hear the particulars, and hoping he was not injured so badly as reported.
     Drs. Fred A. Cromley, Sanns and Howell, accompanied by Henry Aleshire, started at once for the scene of the accident, Miss Mary Aleshire following a few minutes later. Upon examination it was found Mr. Aleshire was very severely injured. His head and body had been cruelly kicked by the horses. Nearly all of the upper part of his scalp was torn off, and one eye had suffered from a kick. He was unconscious all the time, except once when he appeared to recognize his daughter’s voice. It was deemed advisable to have him brought home.
     The physicians made him as comfortable as possible, and returned to town. Crowds of men were at the river bank awaiting the return of the doctors to learn the true extent of the injured, and when the report came that the accident would prove fatal, there was but one expression of feeling, and that was of genuine sorrow at an event that would prove a loss to all.
     Capt. Maxon placed his steam ferry boat at the disposal of the family and Saturday evening, he went down to Judge Moore’s landing. Mr. Aleshire was carried down to the boat and brought home. He remained unconscious up to the time of his death. Everything the love of his family could suggest or medical skill afford was done, but of no avail. Surrounded by his family, he lingered until nearly 1 o’clock on Sunday when he passed over to the over [other] side.
     Mr. Aleshire was born in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, in October, 1808. He came to the State of Ohio when quite a boy, and has lived here ever since. He leaves a widow, one daughter and five sons. Of his honorable life in this city, we shall speak more fully in our next issue.

[Note: Oct. 1808 - April 22, 1888. His spouse was Margaret Shepard. He is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis, Oh.]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, April 24, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Aleshire, Ruben Page

Page Aleshire Dead In Bed
Native of Gallipolis Died in Huntington--Burial Here Wednesday
     R. Page Aleshire, 52, was found dead in his bed at his home in Huntington Monday morning. He had been in poor health for some time. Funeral services were held in the Episcopal Church in Gallipolis Wednesday afternoon, interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Aleshire was the son of the late Edward S. Aleshire of this city. His mother, Mrs. Justine Aleshire, survives and lived with him in Huntington. He leaves four brothers, Major H. O. Aleshire, Edward S. Aleshire, Halsey W. Aleshire, all of Huntington and Morris Aleshire of New York City.
     Mr. Aleshire was for many years assistant cashier in the Ohio Valley Bank of this city. In 1904, he went to Huntington and entered the real estate business and was identified with several banks. He held several political offices in Huntington and had many friends here and in his adopted city.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born July 4, 1873; died April 25, 1927; aged 53 years 9 months and 21 days of age. Parents: Edward S. Aleshire and Justine Ouderdauks (sp??). Cause of death..suicide--poisoning and hemorrhage from cut wrists.]

Gallia Times
Arpil 28, 1927
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Aleshire, Willie Francis

     Died, on the 5th of September, Willie Francis, son of Reuben and Margaret Aleshire, aged four months and two days.
Dear little Willie, thou art gone,
Those sparkling eyes of thine
Have closed on earth to ope in heaven,
More radiant and divine.

Thy infant spirit there'll receive
Knowledge that earth can't give,
And while thy parents for thee grieve
Their Willie in Heaven doth live

The Gallipolis Journal
September 13, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Alexander, Charles M

Charles M. Alexander Dies Suddenly
     Mr. Charles M. Alexander died Monday evening, Jan. 14, 1924, following an illness of two days of leakage of the heart. Mr. Alexander was taken suddenly sick on Saturday morning but hopes were held for his recovery. He had been feeling badly for several days. Death came at 6 o'clock Monday evening at his home, with his family around him. His daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Victor Martin, happened to be visiting at their home when he was taken sick and have remained here.
     Mr. Alexander was 64 years of age. He is survived by his wife, his daughter, Ethel, his grandchild Suzanne and one sister, Mrs. F.M. Bovie. The funeral will be on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of Rev. Curtis Smith. The burial will follow at Pine Street under the direction of Wetherholt & Sons.
     The death of Mr. Alexander takes the last of the three Alexander brothers who were active in Gallipolis business affairs for many years. They came here when quite young from Illinois, the children of Joseph and Marilla White Alexander. For 45 years, Mr. Charles Alexander was in business here. With the exception of four years, he was in business for himself. His friends were many in and about Gallipolis. He won them by fair dealing, a pleasant personality and inclination to be of service to his fellow men. We join them in extending our sympathy to the members of his family.

[Note: Death Certificate--Charles Morley Alexander born Feb. 15, 1859 Oglethorpe, Ohio; died Jan. 14, 1924 Gallipolis; 64 years, 10 months and 29 days of age.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page

Alexander, Ed. H.

Ed S. Alexander Dead - Killed By Freight Train
Son of Gallipolis Parents Run Down in Automobile
      At 5 o’clock Thursday evening the following telegram was received: “Lexington, Ky., Jan. 14, 1915, Tribune, Gallipolis, O. Ed S. Alexander killed by train which hit his automobile. PORTER.”
     The sad news was at once communicated to the deceased man’s sister, Mrs. Harold Wolfe, and mother, Mrs. Capt. John M. Alexander. Later they communicated with Lexington by long-distance phone and learned that the unfortunate young man was run down in the suburbs of Lexington by a freight train when returning from a long business trip in his automobile.
     Mr. Alexander was formerly of Gallipolis and was a successful insurance man of Lexington.  He was married only last summer, and visited here with his bride in a handsome touring car. His wife is now in California spending the winter, and the news will come as a terrible shock and bereavement to her, as it did to his widowed mother in this city. Mr. Alexander was a very capable, energetic business man, highly esteemed wherever known, and for fifteen years has been a member of Morning Dawn Lodge of Freemasons of this city.
     Information is to the effect that his body was not mangled in the accident. The remains will arrive here tomorrow morning on the K. and M., in charge of Mr. Harold Wolfe who went down last night, and a Masonic escort. The funeral will be at the Alexander residence on Third avenue Sunday afternoon at 2, by Rev. Hugh Evans, under the auspices of a local Masonic body. The deceased was a Knight Templar and Shriner, and a member of the Episcopal church. One June 3 last he married Helen Cary Rancke, one of the wealthiest women in Lexington.
     The Enquirer says of the accident: “Andrew Mitchell, general agent of the C. and O., who was riding in the automobile with Alexander, jumped to safety. The auto was demolished. The crossing watchman’s frantic warning was observed by Mitchell, but Alexander did not take heed until it was too late. Witnesses of the accident say that Alexander tried to stop his car, but it swerved and skidded. The engine of his car went dead just as he reached the track in front of the freight train.”
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 15, 1915

The Alexander Accident
Further Particulars of the Tragic Occurrence at Lexington
     The remains of the late Edgar H. Alexander arrived in Gallipolis Saturday morning, after his memory had been honored by a large concourse of representative citizens of Lexington. Up to 8 o’clock this morning, his wife had not yet been located. She is traveling from place to place in California, her address being known from time to time only by her letters home.
     Mrs. Ranck, the mother of Mr. Alexander’s widow, has advised that the funeral be not delayed, and accordingly it will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Alexander residence under the auspices of The Rose Commandery of Knights Templars, with Morning Dawn Lodged as an escort.  Interment will follow at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.
     The deceased left his mother, Mrs. John M. Alexander of this city $10,000 in life insurance, and also an accident policy.
     The Lexington Herald give a column and a half to the accident, from which we clip the following: When picked up by Manager W. B. Talbert, of the Blue Grass Commission Company, and other bystanders, Mr. Alexander was unconscious. His left arm and right leg were broken, the pelvis on the left side fractured and he suffered a contusion of the chest on the left side of the heart. He was carried into the offices of the Blue Grass Commission Company immediately after the accident, where he died 10 minutes later. Mr. Alexander never spoke after being hit by the engine. Death probably was due to internal injuries.
     Drs. David and Darrow hurried to the scene of the accident, but when they arrived Mr. Alexander was dead. The physicians then went to Mr. Mitchell’s home on Forest Avenue, where they found that, aside from being badly shaken up by his narrow escape from death, he was all right. W. R. Milward’s undertaking establishment took charge of Mr. Alexander’s body and will prepare it for burial. Coroner Leigh R. Gordon was notified and will probably hold an inquest over the body this afternoon.
     Eyewitnesses said that Mr. Mitchell jumped at least ten seconds before the engine hit Mr. Alexander’s machine. It is supposed that Mr. Alexander saw the oncoming train, but that he was making a desperate effort to start his engine and save his car, which was an expensive one. That he had plenty of time to save his own life was the unanimous opinion of bystanders. Mr. Alexander had a fondness for the racing type of motor car, with the drive high above the seat. His new machine was of that type and so arranged that it was rather difficult for the man at the wheel to get out quickly.
     Mr. Alexander came to Lexington in June, 1899, to become district agent of the Aetna Life and Accident Insurance Company, in which position he was very successful. His famous advertising slogan, “See Alexander B4 You Slip,” was known in every section of Kentucky. Mr. Alexander owned the first automobile ever seen in Lexington, and during the last ten years he has owned a half dozen different machines.
     When a young man Mr. Alexander went to Scranton, Pa., to engage in the jewelry business, but he shortly afterward moved to Maysville where he was associated with P. J. Murphy for several years before coming to Lexington.
     It was said yesterday by a close friend of Mr. Alexander’s that he was a loyal friend, a dutiful son, and a stay to his family.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 16, 1915 

The Alexander Funeral
Largely Attended by Citizens and Three Fraternal Bodies
     The funeral of the late Edgar Hill Alexander was largely attended Sunday. The services were in charge of the Knights Templars and the Rev. Hugh Evans, with a large escort of Blue Lodge Masons and Elks. The floral tributes were lovely. The interment followed at Mound Hill.
     The Lexington Herald says of the services at Lexington: “After brief funeral services conducted in the chapel of the Milward undertaking establishment last evening at 7 o’clock by the Very Rev. Robert K. Massie, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, the body of Edgar Hill Alexander was taken to Gallipolis, O., his former home, where it will be buried Sunday in the cemetery near that little city overlooking the Ohio River.
     Dean Massie said, in beginning the service, that it would be brief because of the fact that a funeral service was to be held at the stricken home in Gallipolis, where the widow of Captain John M. Alexander awaits the coming of her son’s body. He read from the scriptures and offered a fervent prayer.
     The services were largely attended, quite a number of ladies and Mr. Alexander’s associates in the insurance business joining with his brethren of the Knights Templar and the Shrine in paying the last tribute of respect before his last journey back to the old home.
     The floral tributes were beautiful and, besides flowers sent by personal friends of Mr. Alexander in Lexington, included a wreath of roses and valley lilies from the Elks, a column of carnations from the Lexington Fire Insurance Association, a crescent and star with a base of white roses from the Aetna Life and Accident Insurance Company, and roses from Oleika Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
     The body was taken from the undertaking establishment to the 8:30 o’clock C. & O. train and sent to Gallipolis in charge of J. Harold Wolfe, husband of one of Mr. Alexander’s three sisters, who spent part of his time in Lexington as the guest of Colonel R. C. Morgan and Mrs. Morgan, with whom Mr. Alexander had always been a great favorite and with whom he resided for a time.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 18, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

The Coroner’s Finding
     Lexington, Ky., Jan. 19. That Edgar H. Alexander came to his death from an unavoidable accident, was the Coroner’s jury verdict at the inquest, reached in fifteen minutes after an hour spent in examining witnesses.
     The evidence showed the car skidded onto the railroad tract, that both Alexander and his companion in the car saw the flagman’s signal, and that Alexander remained in the car hoping to save it. The car’s engine stopped thirty feet from the track. The freight train had 23 loaded cars and the application of the emergency brake did not stop it because the rails were slippery with water.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 19, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Alexander, Joseph

Death of Joseph Alexander
     Once more it becomes our painful duty to record the death of a member of the Alexander family. First, Arthur, a son of Mr. John Alexander, in Texas, last September. Next his father, "Uncle John" as he was familiarly called, in this city, last October. Then Andrew, a brother, near Bladensburg, December 9. Now comes next to the last surviving brother, Mr. Joseph Alexander, of this city, and father of Geo. W., Robert P., Charles N., and Mrs. Fred Bovie. A sad havoc by death in one family, truly, and they have the sympathy of all.
     The subject of this notice was born at Canton, O. He was married to Miss Morilla White, May 1, '45. By this union there were six children, Thomas K., and James dying in infancy. The family came to this county in '64, the sons named engaging in the grocery business, and becoming widely known and greatly respected.      Mr. Alexander was a carpenter, by trade, but had not followed the business for several years. He had been in failing health for about two years. A little over two weeks ago he was taken down with what appeared to be liver trouble. Perhaps the family afflictions of the past few weeks had something to do with it. Surrounded by his most affectionate family, to whom he had been ever kind and given a happy home, he passed away Sunday evening, last. He had led a clean, pure, life and his approaching end had no terrors. He was a member of the Order of Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias. His funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Moncure at the residence of the family. Wetherholt conducts the burial at Mound Hill. Peace be with him.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 26, 1888
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Alexander, Lewis

Passed Away
     Mr. Lewis Alexander, who has been a resident of Vinton for many years, died at his home here Sunday morning after several months illness. He is survived by the widow, three sons, Clyde of Vinton; Don and Dale of Lancaster; two daughters, Miss Bryd Alexander at home and Mrs. Woods McCarley of Vinton; three sisters, Mrs. Lota Shenefield of Vinton, Mrs. Jane Kincade of Huntington; Mrs. Linn Martin of Barlowe and one brother, Charles Alexander of Slate, WV.
     For several years Mr. Alexander was engaged in the lumber business and later owned and managed the Alexander Department Store.

[Note: Death Certificate..born Sept. 7, 1864; died July 24, 1927; 62 years 8 months and 17 days of age. Parents: John Alexander and Emaline Miller. Buried McGhee Cemetery in Huntington Township.]

Gallia Times
July 28, 1927
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page

Alexander, Marie [Matthews]

     Mrs. Marie Alexander, 78, a resident of this community and a county correspondent for the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, died unexpectedly at 4 p.m. Friday, shortly after admittance to the Holzer Medical Center. She was born Sept. 30, 1898, in Vinton to the late Charles and Hilah Harkins Matthews. She married Dale Alexander who preceded her in 1934.
     A son, William, of Columbus; a grandson and great grandson survive. She was also preceded in death by a brother and sister. Mrs. Alexander was a member of the Chapel Hill Church of Christ.
     Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday from the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home with Rev. William B. Kughn officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

[Note: Died Feb. 17, 1976]

Gallipolis Paper
February 1976
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Alexander, Myrtle M. [Wood]

     Myrtle M. Wood was born at Gallipolis, Ohio, April 16, 1871, and died at her home at Dayton, O., July 14, 1903. On March 1, 1893, she was united in marriage to E. J. Alexander. To them, one child was born, a little girl of 10 years still living.
     As a wife she was tender and true, and to him to whom she had pledged a life-long fidelity she was unwavering her love and devotion. As a mother, she was kind and affectionate, cared for her little one with the pure mother love, that only a mother knows.
     As a daughter and sister, loving and considerate, as a friend, she always planted flowers and never thorns.
She was never strong, but for the past year, it has been apparent to her friends and loved ones that her days were numbered.. The deceased leaves a devoted husband, a little daughter, father, mother and brother.
Woodland Cemetery. Dayton, Ohio

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 20, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Alexander, Rebecca S. [Swisher]

Mrs. Alexander Dies In Vermont
     Word has been received here of the death in Burlington, Vt., of Mrs. Rebecca S. Alexander, 80, a former employe of the GSI (then OHE). The end came at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. William J. Adams, both members of the faculty at the University of Vermont with whom she had made her home since her retirement, as an employe of the Columbus State Hospital in 1941. Dr. Adams is professor of forestry at the eastern school.
     In failing health for the past two years, Mrs. Alexander had been seriously ill for only the past week, it was learned. Born Sept. 6, 1873, in Mason County, the daughter of William H. and Pleasant Poston Swisher, only two sisters, Mrs. Martin (Blanch) Coffman and Mrs. L. C. (Bertha) Pritchett, both of Columbus, survive from a family of nine children.
     Preceding her in death were brothers George, John and Ira Swisher, and sisters, Mrs. W. H. (Ella) Blaine, Mrs. Philina Gilman, and Jenny who died in infancy. A host of nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Alexander was married to Oscar Alexander in the Riverview Hotel by the late L. L. Magee, pastor of Grace Methodist Church of which the decedent was a member. Her husband died in 1920. She was then employed at the GSI for 17 years, afterward going to Columbus State Hospital where she continued to work until her retirement.
     The body will arrive in Athens at 3:59 a.m. Wednesday and afternoon of that day will be at the Waugh Funeral Home until the hour of the funeral where friends may call. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Thursday by Rev. Paul Niswander with burial following at Mound Hill Cemetery. Nephews of Mrs. Alexander will serve as pall bearers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 6, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Alexander, Scott Alan

Alexander Services Tuesday
     Scott Alan Alexander, 19, of 6607 Overbrook Drive., died at Riverside Hospital Saturday. A member of North Broadway Methodist Church, he was a graduate of Whetstone High School. He attended Miami University where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
     He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Alexander; two brothers, Rick and Nick, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Alexander, Vinton; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Ewing, Vinton.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Southwick Funeral Home, 3100 North High. Graveside services and interment will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Vinton Memorial Park with local arrangements by the McCoy Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 10, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page

Allbright, James

     James Allbright, 42, of Patriot, died Monday of injuries suffered in a tractor accident. A truck driver and farmer, he was born July 27, 1943 to Dallas and Maxine Neal Allbright, both of whom survive in Gallipolis. Also surviving are a former wife, Alice Brewer Allbright of Bidwell; one daughter, Joanna Lynn Allbright of Bidwell; two sons, Jonathan Edward Allbright and James Edward Allbright Jr., both of Bidwell; two sisters, Mrs. James (Shirley) Doss and Kay Allbright, both of Gallipolis.
     He was a member of the Patriot Lodge 496, a 32nd degree Mason. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest Baker officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

[Note: Social Security Death Index/Ancestry date of death December 30, 1985. Edward is given in the obituary as the middle name of both sons.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Albright, Joseph

Joseph Albright, 82, Dies, Leaving Dozen Children
Funeral At Mt. Zion Church, Walnut Twp. 2 P.M. Thursday
     Joseph Albright, native of Walnut Twp. and father of 12 living children, died at 9:15 last night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Laura Brown, just beyond the Gallipolis corporation line and on the Engel Hill. He was 82 years old last May 20 and had been in frail health for five years.
     Mr. Albright married Hattie Brown, also a Walnut Twp. native, and she died 11 years ago. Since then he had divided his time among his children, spending a great deal of it in and around this city. He was a son of Marshall Albright.
     The children are Mrs. Alta Tipton, Mt. Sterling; Fletcher Albright and Mrs. Vesta Doering, both of California; Mrs. Rachel Bennett, Westville; Clarence Albright, and Mrs. Clara Belle Drummond, Springfield; Mrs. Lillian Monroe, Northup; Mrs. Martha Sprigg and Oscar Albright, Columbus; Mrs. Elizabeth Albright, Patriot; Mrs. Brown and Mrs. May Stone, Gallipolis. A grandson, Dallas Albright of Gallipolis, was reared in the family homestead and two children are dead. There are two brothers, Will Albright of Patriot and John of Arkansas.
     Friends may view the features at Mrs. Brown's home after 8 tonight. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Zion Church in Walnut Twp. at 2 o'clock Thursday, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial there by W. W. Phillips of Waterloo.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth May 28, 1862 (80 years old), date of death October 26, 1942, and mother's name given Jane Calix.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 1942
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                             Top of Page

Alford, Margaret V.

Death of Mrs. Alford
     Margaret V. Alford, wife of T. M. Alford, died at her home on Mr. J. E. George's farm, above Henderson, Tuesday of consumption, funeral will be conducted by Harper Bros., Friday, 10 a.m. at Mercerville, 20 miles below Gallipolis. The deceased was in her fiftieth year and leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss.         Pt. Pleasant Observer, March 8.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 9, 1900
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Allard, Byron

Byron Allard Passes To Reward At 80
     Bryon Allard, well known and highly respected resident, died Sunday about 10 p.m. at his home on Garfield Avenue, after an illness of only three days. Mr. Allard was born in Gallia County eighty years ago last January and spent his life here. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Allen Allard, who is in very feeble health, and two brothers, who live in the west.
     Funeral arrangements in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons were not completed pending word from distant relatives.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 28, 1930

Allard Funeral Wednesday
     Funeral services for Byron Allard who passed away Sunday, will be conducted by Rev. J. V. Stone, Wednesday at 3 p.m., at his late home on Garfield avenue, under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 29, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Allbright, Maxine [Neal]

     GALLIPOLIS-Maxine Neal Allbright, 77, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in Holzer Medical Center. Born Aug. 17, 1924, in Mudsoc, daughter of late Levi W. "Pete" and Shirley Myers Neal, she retired in 1976 as an aide at Gallipolis Development Center. She was a member of the First Church of God in Gallipolis.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dallas E. Allbright, on Nov. 15, 1996; a son, James Allbright, in 1985; and a brother, James "Jim" Neal.
     Surviving are two daughters, Shirley A. (Jim) Doss and Tharon [sic] Kay Allbright, both of Gallipolis; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles M. (Juanita) Neal of Venice, Fla.; three sisters, Thelma Miller, Faye Fraser and Joyce (Mike) Harrington, all of Gallipolis; and a sister-in-law, Justine Neal of Gallipolis.
     Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Willis Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul Voss officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 2002
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                             Top of Page

Allbright, William N.

Wm. N. Allbright, 88, Died Monday In Walnut Township
     William Nelson Allbright, 88, passed away at his home in Walnut Township, near Mudsoc about 3 p.m. Monday. He lived with his grandson, John Brown, had been ill two weeks and his daughter, Mrs. Cecil Fulton, of Chillicothe, helped to take care of him during his illness. Other survivors include two sons, a daughter and a brother, Emmett Allbright of Columbus; Bert of Dayton; Mrs. Mollie Wiseman of Columbus and John Allbright of Arkansas.
     Burial will be made at 10 o'clock Thursday at Mt. Zion, in charge of O.E. Elliott.

[Note: Death Certificate...born July 3, 1856; died Oct. 23, 1944; 88 years 3 months and 20 days. Parents: Marshall Allbright and Celia J. Selex.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 24, 1944
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Allemong, Annie [Wilson]

Widow Of A. W. Allemong Dies In Charleston
Body Brought Here And Buried In Mound Hill Cemetery Sunday P. M.
Mrs. Annie Allemong, 94, a former resident of this city and a member of a prominent Kanawha Valley family, died on Friday at her home at 1334 E. Virginia St., Charleston, W. Va. She was the widow of Andrew Wood Allemong--a name outstanding in banking and business circles generally here half a century ago.
Mrs. Allemong was born at what is now Institute, near Dunbar, Aug. 8, 1842. She was a daughter of Nathaniel Venable Wilson and Elizabeth Ruffner Wilson.
     Mr. Allemong, who had been connected with Henking & Allemong, predecessor of the Henking Bovie Co., died in 1886. He was one of the early salesmen from this city who made regular trips into the Kanawha Valley.
     Mrs. Allemong, it is said, was active in Presbyterian church circles up to the time of her death. Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Sunday at the residence. Rev. Ernest Thompson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Charleston officiating. The body, accompanied by this minister and four or five carloads of relatives and friends, was brought here and interment was made in Mound Hill Cemetery by Simpson of Charleston, assisted by Elias Wetherholt.
     Four daughters survive the aged woman: Mrs. Bessie Hagner, wife of Dr. Francis Hagner of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Margaret Payne, Mrs. Frances Vogt and Miss Charlotte Allemong, all of Charleston.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 7, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Allen, Andrew Jr.

     Died, in Fair Haven, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 20th ult., Mr. Andrew Allen, Jr., aged about 40 years.

[Note: Census indicates that Andrew was born about 1837 or closer in age to about 27 when he died. His parents, Andrew and Frances, are buried in Maddy Cemetery and there is a possibility that he is as well, without a stone.]

The Gallipolis Journal
May 7, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Allen, Andrew Sr.

    Died, in Fair Haven, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 25th ult., Mr. Andrew Allen, Sr., aged about 70 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 7, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Allen, Donald L.

     Donald L. Allen, 37, of Gallipolis, died Friday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington, W.VA. He was born April 1, 1948 in Jesse, W.Va., to the late George and Sylvia DeMarsh Allen. An employee of the Keith Corbin Lumber Co., he was a Navy veteran, serving in the Vietnam Era.
     Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Bolen of Glen Fork, W.Va., Mrs. Patricia Gay Brown of Niagara Falls, N.y., Mrs. Elsie Kirby of Beckley, W.Va., Mrs. Dorothy Craig and Mrs. Gladys Marie Callicoat, both of Scottown; three brothers, Bill Allen of Bradrick, Robert Allen of Franklin and Thomas Allen of Eureka. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marsha Carpenter Allen.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Schneider Funeral Home in Chesapeake with Rev. Darrell Fowler officiating. Burial will be in the Allen Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept. 1, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   Top of Page

Allen, Florence [Russell]

     Florence R. Allen, 83, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1992, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
     She was a member of the Fair Haven United Methodist Church of Kanauga, Ohio, where she served as organist and yearly director of the vacation bible school. She was also a member of the Kanauga WSCS, and was a secretary with the former Gallipolis Clinic.
     Born July 14, 1909, in Leon W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Jess and Ella (Montgomery) Russell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Albert “Dick” Allen, and two brothers, Roy and Ray William Russell.
     Surviving are two sisters, Dessie Holcomb of Point Pleasant, Essie Lee of Kanauga, Ohio; a brother, Dick Russell of Point Pleasant; brother-in-law, Fred Holcomb of Point Pleasant; two sisters-in-law, Esther Russell of Pt. Pleasant and Irene Russell of Gallipolis.
     The funeral will be Friday, 2 p.m., at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest Perkins and Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Allen, Grace E. [Morris]

Mrs. Allen Dies Monday
     PT. PLEASANT - Mrs. Grace E. Allen, 66, of Rt. 2, Pt. Pleasant, died Monday afternoon in the Gallipolis Medical Center following a nine months illness. She was born March 1, 1901, in Clay County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morris. Surviving are her husband, Wallie five sons, a sister and two brothers. One son, Leonard, resides in Kanauga.
     Funeral services 2 p.m., Thursday in the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m., Wednesday.

[Note: From tombstone, died in 1967.]

No paper or date.
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack.
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech                                                                    Top of Page

Allen, John

John Allen, 86, Dies At Kanauga
     John Allen, a resident of Kanauga for 11 years and probably its oldest resident, died during the noon hour Thursday at his home there. He would have been 87 in March. Though a native of Monroe County, Ohio, most of his life was spent in Putnam County, W. Va.
     Mr. Allen suffered from bronchitis during the fall. Later, pneumonia developed. From that he recovered in some measure though it left him in a weakened condition.
     He was preceded in death by Mrs. Allen, and some months ago his son, Clyde and family moved into his home from Charleston. Other surviving children are: Ada Rogers, Almont, Michigan; Mrs. James Whittington, Buffalo, W. Va.; and Albert Allen of Kanauga. There is one brother, James Allen of Liberty, W. Va. and he is now ill with pneumonia.
     The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Allen this afternoon and friends may call there to view the features. A brief service will be conducted at that home by Rev. Julius Chandler at 11 o'clock (fast time) Sunday. Then the body will be taken to Cross Creek United Brethren Church, back of Buffalo, where rites will be conducted by Rev. Jennings Cremeens, with burial following at the cemetery there by Raines, Buffalo funeral director.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb 4, 1944
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Allen, L. Frank

Rio Campus Will Never Be The Same
Frank Allen Gone

     Lewis Frank Allen, 87, prominent resident of Rio Grande died at his home at 9:30 a. m. today. Due to his long residence there he was probably known by more graduates of the college than any other person and he could properly be called Mr. Rio Grande.
     He was born in Logan on Oct. 20, 1872 to the later Jasper and Elizabeth Allen. His youth was spent in Hocking county and his first work was in the operation of a sawmill. He came to Rio Grande shortly after his marriage to the former Miriam Richards of this county, and had he lived until October, they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They moved into the college dormitory an it was there that their only son, the late Don Allen, whose funeral was last Saturday, was born.
     Later they purchased the store building and Allen House, a college rooming house and operated it until his retirement about a quarter century ago. He showed a keen interest in the college and the community and as a sportsman took part for years in the activities of the Gallia County Fox Hunters Assn.
     He was a trustee and member of Simpson Chapel Methodist Church and belonged to Centerville Masonic Lodge, Gallipolis Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Moriah Council, Rose Commandery, Knights Temple and Aladdin Shrine. In the 1920s he was a trustee of Rio Grande College.
     Two brothers who survive are Stanley Allen of Columbus and Bixter Allen of Akron.
     Services have been tentatively set for Saturday at Simpson Chapel Methodist Church and burial will be in Tyn Rhos Cemetery under the direction of Millers Home for Funerals. A Masonic service will also be held. His daughter-in-law, Mrs. Don Allen had started her return trip to New York City when his death came and she returned here from the Charleston airport.

[Note: Tombstone D-1959 ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                         Top of Page

Allen, Lisa Dawn

Allen Services
     POINT PLEASANT - Services for Lisa Dawn Allen, 2, Kanauga, will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett Delaney and the Rev. Frank Cheesebrew officiating. Burial will be in the Independent Cemetery at Ravenswood [WV]. The child died of carbon monoxide poisoning Thursday at her home. Other members of the Allen Family became ill.

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 29, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Allen, Mary [Carter]

Remains of Mrs. Allen Interred At Ironton
     The body of the late Mrs. Mary Allen, prepared for burial by funeral director Will Hayward, was shipped to Ironton on the steamer, Tom Greene, last midnight, where the interment took place Tuesday morning. Mrs. Dr. Geo. Vanden and Mrs. C. M. Adams accompanied the body to Ironton.

[Note: She is a daughter of John Carter Jr. and Jane Swindler- Mary Frances Carter. She was married to James Allen who died in 1868. She was ninety years old when she died.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 5, 1924
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Allen, Mary [Huff]

Mrs. John Allen Dies At Kanauga
Rites Tomorrow
     Mrs. Mary Huff Allen, wife of John Allen, died Wednesday afternoon at their home in Kanauga. It was known that she was critically ill. Mrs. Allen, who was 71, had long suffered from a malignant ailment and on Monday pneumonia developed. Surviving besides the husband, who is 84, are four children: Mrs. Virgil Rodgers of Almont, Mich.; Mrs. James Whittington, Buffalo, W. Va.; Clyde Allen of Charleston, and Albert Allen of Kanauga.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Friday morning at the Addison Baptist church of which decedent was a member. Rev. Jennings Cremeens will officiate. Then the body will be conveyed to Buffalo for interment about 2 o’clock. Mrs. Allen was reared in that section and she and Mr. Allen came to Kanauga to make their home about nine years ago.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 12, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Allen, Reuben

     DIEDAt his home in Fair Haven, opposite this place, Saturday, January 3d, 1891, Reuben Allen, Esq., in the 69th year of his age. His remains were interred in the Maddy grave yard, on Sunday. The deceased was a man beloved by all who knew him.

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia
January 7, 1891
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Allen, Sarah Elizabeth [Keefer]

Mrs. Allen, 72, is Found Dead Monday
     Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Allen, 72, widow of Clinton Allen, was found dead in bed at 10: a.m. Monday at her home, 87 Cedar St. She had been in her usual health, and her death was unexpected.
     Mrs. Allen was born in Mason county, W. Va., Mar. 15, 1892, one of six children of the late Robert and Anna Graham Keefer. Her marriage to Mr. Allen of Jackson county, W. Va., took place June 26, 1910, and he preceded her in death Dec. 17, 1958.
     Two sons and a daughter, who survive, are Mrs. James (Goldie) Hood, and Roscoe Allen, both of Gallipolis, and Carl Allen of Columbus. There are seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Other survivors are three brothers, Harry Keefer of Charleston, W. Va., and Henry and Lawrence Keefer, both of Leon, W. Va.
     Mrs. Allen was a member of an Arbuckle Interdenominational church, but attended the First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Daughters of America. The family came to Gallipolis in 1922, and for a number of years, operated a grocery in East Gallipolis.
     Services will be held at 2: p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Joseph Chapman will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 6, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Allen, Vina [Addison]

Death of Mrs. Vina Allen
     Mrs. Vina Allen, wife of John Allen, colored, passed away at her home Sunday evening at 6 p.m. after an illness of several weeks. Funeral at Paint Creek Baptist Church Wednesday, Sept. 17, by Rev. Bass. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery by A. E. Tope.

[Note: b. 4/15/1869 (West Virginia) d. 9/14/1930]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 16, 1930
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner

Allensworth, F. Dale

     Fred Dale Allensworth, 84, well known Cheshire resident, died unexpectedly Sunday at his home on Roush Lane Road in Cheshire.
     Mr. Allensworth was born Aug. 24, 1897, at Rock Springs, a son of the late Harvey and Emeline Smith Allensworth. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Vida Rothgeb Allensworth in 1962 and four brothers. He and his wife, Vida, were married at Gallipolis on Feb. 1, 1922.
     Mr. Allensworth was a retired yardmaster of the New York Central Railroad having worked for the railroad for over 48 years. He was a member of Siloam Masonic Lodge 456, Cheshire, for over 60 years. He was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus and Aladdin Temple, Columbus.
     A veteran of World War I, Mr. Allensworth was a life member of Feeney-Bennett Post 128, American Legion, Middleport and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Gallia County Post 4464. He had worked with the Gallia County Board of Elections for eight years and had served as a little league baseball coach for Cheshire for several years. For some 40 years he had decorated graves of veterans on special holidays.
     Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Harold Broyles, Gallipolis; Helen and Claude Burnett, Kanauga; Roberta and J. Oliver Kail, Cheshire; four grandsons, four granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Flowers, Springfield and Mrs. Vida McCullough, Austin, TX and a brother, Raymond (Cub) Allensworth, Groveport. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home with Miles Trout officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Military rites will be conducted at the grave by member of the Feeney-Bennett Post 128, American Legion.
     Pallbearers will be Rick Broyles, Fred, David and Barry Burnett, Gerald Biland, Jim French, Dave Morgan and Robert Baxter.

[Note: Died Feb. 28, 1982]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1, 1982 Page A4
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page

Allie, James

      GALLIPOLIS - James Clifford Allie, Sr., 52, of Patriot Star Route, died Friday morning in Holzer Medical Center following a two year illness. Born in Catlettsburg, Ky., he was a son of the late Arthur and Bessie Elkins Allie. He had resided in Gallia County for the past 26 years where he was a farmer and retired bus driver for Gallipolis City Schools. He attended Alexander Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Pack Allie and a son, James C. Allie, Jr., at home; a brother Walter of Patriot; and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Wilma Mae) Rucker, Columbus.
     Services will be Monday, 1 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Hall officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the gravesite by Post 4464 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Athens Sunday Messenger
April 18, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Allison, Arthur Wayne

     Arthur Wayne Allison, 76, of Bidwell, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012. He was born to the late Ray and Eva Allison, brother to the late Harold and David Allison, and husband to the late Mary Allison Caperton.
     Arthur was confined to a wheelchair since 1969; yet his strength, courage, and strong faith in God helped him accomplish a feat that proved an inspiration to many. On October 30, 2000, he began ‘rolling’ the halls of his nursing home after residents had gone to bed. Friends and family tracked his mileage as he ‘virtually’ traveled across the USA, which he documented daily on his website, with one working finger and one good eye.
     Eighteen months later, he completed his ‘journey’ in a big way! Arthur was flown to New Jersey to ‘actually’ roll his last mile across the Boardwalk in Liberty State Park, escorted by cruisers and police officers, with the N. Y. skyline in the background. On September 26, 2003, another celebration took place in Gallipolis City Park to honor ‘Arthur Allison Day,’ proclaimed by the Board of Gallia County Commissioners. Arthur continued his nightly ‘Buckeye Express’ wheelchair travels, attempting to roll around the world. In 2011, he made it all the way to Australia before stopping due to illness.
     Surviving are his two sons, Henry Wayne of Texas and Arthur Ray of North Carolina. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, cousins and many longtime friends and family.
     A private burial of his ashes is being planned at a family cemetery in Vinton. Although Arthur’s rolling around the world was cut short, his journey continues. He traded his broken body and wheelchair for angel wings, allowing him to soar places far more beautiful.
     The McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Allison Family.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
April 8, 2012
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Allison, Clyde

Death of Mr. Clyde Allison
     Mr. Clyde Allison died at Athens, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 2, 1924, at the age of 33 years. He leaves his widow, Erma Strait Allison, of Athens and his father, Mr. S. J. Allsion, of Bowling Green, Ohio. The following brothers and sisters who survive: Clarence of Cleveland; Frank and Stanley of Bowling Green, Mrs. Erwood Simmerman of Gahanna; and Mrs. Herbert Saunders of 110 Fourth Avenue, at whose home funeral services will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. with burial by Undertaker Tuga (?) at Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Born June 28, 1891; died Oct. 1, 1924, aged 33 years, 3 months and 3 days. Parents: Simeon Allison and mother unknown. Cause of death...Pulmonary Tuberculosis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 3, 1924
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Allison, Eva [Oliver]

     GALLIPOLIS - Eva B. Allison, 77, of 103 Ferry St., [Kanauga] Gallipolis, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday in Holzer Medical Center. Born March 19, 1904, in Mason County, daughter of the late George U. and Emma Francis Knapp Oliver, she was an ordained inter-denominational minister, served as a missionary in India in 1926-31 and was a member of the Fair Haven United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are her husband, Ray; two sons, David of Cincinnati and Arthur of Gallipolis; a brother, Harold of Point Pleasant; a great-aunt, Mrs. Lottie Loudermilk of Point Pleasant; and seven grandchildren. A son, Harold, also preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1979.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fair Haven United Methodist Church.

Sunday Times Sentinel
March 22, 1981
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Allison, George Harold

     George Harold Allison, 42, son of Ray and Eva Allison of Kanauga, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Oct. 30 at his home in Culpepper, Va. Harold was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School in 1955. He also attended Rio Grande College and later specialized in electronics. After serving two years in the armed forces in Vietnam, Korea, and Japan, he was employed by the United States Government and worked for a time in Greece.
     He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Arthur of Kanauga and David of Cincinnati. He is also survived by his wife, the former Linda Freshwater, of Weirton, W. Va., whom he married on Jan. 31, 1965. Three children, Lisa, Anthony, and Melanie, all at home, survive.
     Services will be held at Baker’s Funeral Home in Manassas, Va., on Friday. Burial will be in Virginia.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 1, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page

Allison, Henry Ray

     Henry Ray Allison, 86, Amelia, Ohio, and formerly of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Sunday at the Eastgate Health Center, Amelia.
     He formerly owned and managed Allison Electrical Service in Gallipolis, and was an electrical contractor on construction. He atteded the Point Pleasant Mission.
     Born July 28, 1901, in Ohio, he was the son of the late Arthur B. and Esta Gallagher Allison. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Oliver Allison. Surviving are two sons, David Allison, Amelia, Arthur Allison, Gallipolis; one sister, Blanche Lutz, Dunedin, Fla.; two brothers, John Allison, Gallipolis, Foster Allison, Sanford, Fla.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant with the Rev. William Zeller officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 12, 1987
Transcribed by J. Farley

Allison, John J.

J.J. Allison, Former School Head Here, Dies
     John J. Allison, superintendent of the Gallipolis schools in the late ‘80’s, died Tuesday at his home in Caldwell, Idaho. He was past 82 and was quite feeble on the occasion of his last visit here some four years ago.
     Mr. Allison succeeded the late M. E. Hard as superintendent here. Those who remember Mr. Allison praised him highly as a man and an educator and one who knew him well said today that “he was pure gold.”
     During his stay here he married Jennie Bailey, daughter of the late C. D. Bailey. Two children were born of this union—Margaret and William—but the mother and daughter have been dead many years.
From Gallipolis the Allisons moved to Joliet, Ill., where he served as school superintendent. Their next move was to Boise, the capital of Idaho, where father and son engaged in the fruit business on an extensive scale. The son is still so engaged. At Joliet Mr. Allison married again; and his second wife and two children, Mary and James, survive him and are at home.
     Mr. Allison’s death came four days after that of L. W. MacKinnon, former prinicipal.

No paper given..probably Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 26, 1935
Typed by Henny Evans                                                                                    Top of Page

Allison, John Washington

Another Pioneer Laid to Rest
     John Washington Allison was born at Gallia, Gallia Co., Ohio February 11th, 1826 where he grew to manhood. Died May 3rd, 1895 at 7:30 p.m. of Paralysis of the liver. Was married to Armetta Ripley of Gallia, Ohio November 18, 1845 who now survives him with ten children to mourn the loss of an ever kind and affectionate father and loving and ever faithful husband.
     Mr. Allison was a farmer by occupation and having secured two terms as Sheriff of Gallia County, Ohio. In the year 1852 they immigrated by boats and overland to Chickasaw Co., Iowa and was one of the first white men to build a house where Nashua now stands, where he cleared up and cultivated a farm with Indians for neighbors, which in that early day was not very agreeable company. After 4 years, removed to Crane Creek, Minnesota where they took up land. But the Indians were troublesome and committed so many depredations and having to go as far as McGregor, Iowa, on the Mississippi River for provisions and supplies. He again removed to Floyd Co., near Charles City where he was a time honored citizen, as everybody called him Uncle John Allison.
     He was an untiring and zealous worker for the Glory of God and good of his fellow beings. Ever abounding in the love and faith of Jesus. Was a conscientious and unflinching laborer in the Lords vineyard as a class leader and Sunday School Superintendent of United Brethren faith. He passed away praising his master as he awaited his last moments to come.
     In the 1860's he took the Pikes Peak gold fever, and he in company with a Joseph Johnson, now deceased, and Frank Ripley, now of California, and Mortimer Cutler, now of Cherokee County made the trip with ox teams across the plains, stopped at Denver, Colorado. He was one of the foremost prospectors and stockholders in starting irrigation ditch north of Denver, which is now an extensive and far reaching means of successfully tilling that valley. Afterwards came back to Floyd County, and lived in the vicinity of Charles City until 93 when he removed to Hancock County, 9 miles northwest of Britt, where he lived until he laid his armor at Jesus feet.

[Note: John W. Allison was a son of Thomas and Nancy (Carter) Allison, and grandson of John and Mary (Lahr) Carter. Amaretta Ripley was a daughter of David C. and Easter (Griswold) Ripley, and granddaughter of Joshua and Rhoda Ripley. Burial in Orthel Twp. Cemetery, Hancock Co., Iowa.]

Britt News (Iowa)
May 8, 1895
Provided by Valerie Fisher
Sent by Lynn Anders                                                                                      Top of Page

Allison, Rebecca [Carter]

     Rebecca Allison, widow of the late John Allison, died in Walnut township Tuesday at an advanced age. She was the mother of W.B. Allison, of this township.

[Note: She was born about January 25, 1797 in Virginia, daughter of John and Mary (Lahr) Carter. Date of death was November 28, 1881. Burial is at Bethesda CE. She and John Allison were married January 3, 1815 in Gallia County.]

Gallipolis newspaper
December 1, 1881
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Allison, Thomas Judson

Tommy Allison Rites Saturday
     Thomas Judson Allison, who would have been two years old May 20, died early this morning at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Raymond T. Allison, 747 Second Avenue.
     Namesake of his late paternal grandfather, Dr. T.J. Allison, the boy is survived by his parents, two sisters, Marilyn Ann Allison and Margaret Eleanor Allison and his grandparents, Mrs. T.J. Allison, formerly of Rio Grande, and Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Clark, Carbon Hill.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller's Home for Funerals, the Rev. W. Scott Westerman officiating, and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note from stone: 1945-1947]

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                       Top of Page

Allison, William Burke

     Mr. William B. Allison, aged 71 years, died Wednesday last at the home of his daughter, near Rodney. He was a highly respected gentleman, beloved by those who had the pleasure of an intimate acquaintance, and his death is sincerely regretted.
     Eight children survive, and mourn their irreparable loss- Professor J.J. Allison, Rev. Fletcher Allison, Henry Allison, Mrs. S. Gates, Mrs. Lucinda Fox, Mrs. Letitia Weed, Miss Letta Allison and Miss Irene Allison.    
     Funeral services were held at Rodney on Thursday, Rev. Matheny officiating, and the burial was at Mt. Zion, by Wetherholt.

[Note: Married Mary Susan Williams 13 Jul 1845

Gallipolis Journal
February 9, 1895
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Allman, John

Death of John Allman
     Mr. John Allman died at the Holzer Hospital Wednesday, March 19, 1924, at the age of 72 years after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the home of George Roe of East Gallipolis by Rev. Hod Smith Friday at 2 p. m. Burial at Mound Hill cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 20, 1924
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Allman, Virgil

Mrs. Lanthorn Hears of Nephew's Death
      Virgil Allman, aged 35, who was a nephew of Mrs. D. C. Lanthorn of Bladen, died last Friday in a hospital at Marion of pneumonia and burial was made at Reynoldsburg on Monday.
      Relatives here did not receive word of his death, however, until after the funeral because of the flood.  Mr. Allman is survived by his wife, Bertha and his mother, Mrs. Della Allman.  He was a bus operator between Columbia and Marion and lived in the latter place. The Allmans formerly lived in Gallia County.

[Note: b. June 1901 in Gallipolis, d. 1/29/1937 at age 35y 7 m. Parents: Harrington and Della Allman]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                       Top of Page

Allmon, William George

Death of Mr. Allmon
     William G. Allmon living at Angola, died Monday evening at 3 o’clock in the 60th year of his age of paralysis.
His funeral was at his home Wednesday at 10 o’clock conducted by Rev. Mr. F. W. Daily, burial at the same place under the auspices of the Golden Eagles by Wetherholt.  He is said to have been a good citizen and worthy gentleman.

[Note: b. 1849 and d. February 7, 1910.  Buried in Hazlett Cemetery in Clay Twp.  The name is spelled Allman on the death records.] 

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday February 9, 1910
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Amendt, Jessie [Hurn]

Jessie Hurn Amendt Dies at Lancaster
     Mrs. Charles G. Amendt, the former Miss Jessie Hurn of Gallipolis, died at the family home in Lancaster, where her husband has been station agent for the C. & O. railroad for a quarter century, Sunday night. Mr. Amendt, formerly railroad representative here and at Kanauga, and their son, Neil H. Amendt of Lancaster, survive her.
     Funeral services are announced for Wednesday afternoon.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth September 14, 1867; date of death December 4, 1938; father Charles W. Hurn; mother Lucy Ann Haywood. Burial is at Forest Rose CE, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio.]

Newspaper (prob. December 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, McCall file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Amey, Anna [Jenkins]

Mrs. Anna Amey Dies Friday
     Anna Jenkins Amey, 76, widow of J. T. Amey, died at 9 a.m. Friday at her home on Rt. 124, near Wilkesville. Mrs. Amey was a native of Tyler county, W. Va., but had spent a large part of her life in Ohio. She was born in West Virginia on July 14, 1881, the daughter of the late David and Jane Bradford Jenkins.
     She was twice married, her first husband being Allen Minter of Tyler county, W. Va. He died 36 years ago. In 1950 she was united in marriage to J. T. Amey and he died in October, 1957. There is only one survivor of her family, a grandson, Harold Barr of Charleston
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Spires Chapel near her late home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery at Charleston, W. Va. Friends may call at her late home until the hour of the service.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, March 8, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Amos, Archie

Archie Amos Called By Death
     Archie Amos, 64, World War I veteran, and a longtime resident of Ewington, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Huntington Veterans hospital, where he had been a patient one day.
     Born Aug. 31, 1895, in Wood County, W. Va., Mr. Amos was the son of Mary D. Smith Amos and Joseph Amos. On July 10, 1919, in Gallipolis, he married Hazel Phillips, and she survives with two sons; Robert of Galion and Edward of Haydenville, and one daughter, Mrs. Bill (Juanita) Dowler of Gallipolis. There are two grandchildren, Charles Lee Dowler of Gallipolis and Monty Amos of Haydenville. These sisters survive: Mrs. Edith Scott of Columbus; Mrs. Stella Gray of Florida; Mrs. Freda Cassidy of London, Ohio; Mrs. Blanche Might of Springfield, and one brother; Fred Amos of Columbus.
     Mr. Amos was a member of the Ewington Methodist Church and charter member of Vinton Post 161, American Legion, of which he was a past commander and held the 35-year pin. In World War I, he served in the Rainbow division, and had the Purple Heart. A member of Huntington Grange, he held the 25-year pin in that organization.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Vernon McCoy Funeral Home, the Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating and the Rev. Jack Stutler, assisting. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 25, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Amos, Louise E. [Burnette]

Louise E. Amos
     Louise Eads Amos, 70, of 808 Fourth Avenue, Gallipolis, died Saturday at her residence. She was a homemaker.  Born Jan. 29, 1917 in Gallipolis, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Eva Brown Burnette.
     Surviving are four sons, Junior Eads of Knoxville, TN; Larry Eads of Gallipolis; Charles Eads of Gallipolis and Roy Eads of Henderson, WV; one daughter, Anita Faye Shaver of Vinton; five sisters, Ruth Robbins, Juanita Millron and Evelyn Woodall of Gallipolis; Eleanor Widget of London, Ohio and Mildred Bates of Adrian, MI; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Charles Burnette; two sisters, Hilda Faye Burnette and Marie Burke; two great-grandchildren.
     Services will be conducted Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Willis Funeral Home, with minister Eugene Zopp. Burial follows in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday 7-9 p.m.

[Note: Died January 3, 1988]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Amos, Maggie Neva [Lemley]

Death of Mrs. Pearl Amos
     Mrs. Pearl Amos of Little Kyger, died at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 1924, after an illness of five years with consumption. Mrs. Amos was twenty-six years old at the time of her death. She leaves two sisters and six brothers, a husband and two small children, Alva 4 and Mary 7. Also parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lemley, who live at White Oak. The funeral will be from the Little Kyger Church, burial following at Gravel Hill by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: Maggie Neva Amos born Oct. 13, 1898 Pt. Pleasant, WV; died Oct. 2, 1924; aged 25 years, 11 months and 9 days. Parents Andrew Lemley (OH) and Luella Allen (Pt. Pleasant, WV). Cause of death..Pulmonary Tuberculosis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 3, 1924
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Amos, Mary A. [Shoemaker]

Mrs. Mary Amos Died Saturday In Addison Home
Funeral Is Set For 10:30 Wednesday At Addison
     Mrs. Mary A. Amos, one of the older and beloved residents of Addison, died there about 8 o'clock Saturday night. She had been in frail health a long time and quite poorly the last two years.
     Mrs. Amos was a native of Cheshire Twp. She was born Nov. 20, 1861---in the early days of the Civil War---and was a daughter of Moses and Kesiah Boice Shoemaker. On October 6, 1885, she married Henry Hudson Amos. He died July 22, 1904. All her years of wedlock and of widowhood were spent at Addison and she gave the full measure of motherly devotion to the rearing of her children and the upkeep of her home. That devotion was reciprocated by them down through the years.
     Mrs. Amos long ago united with the Addison Methodist Church. One daughter soon followed the father in death, but these children survive: Jasper Amos, Columbus; Pearl Amos, Little Kyger (Cheshire); Mrs. Everett Rose, Fostoria; Mrs. Amanda Bean, widow of Dr. Lewis C. Bean, of this city; Marlin and Leverett, at home. There are 20 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and these two brothers: R. S. Shoemaker, Dayton, and Horton Shoemaker, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Wednesday at the Addison Methodist Church, with Rev. Cecil Marley in charge. Interment will be made by F. J. Entsminger at Poplar Ridge. Friends may call at the Entsminger parlors to view the features after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

[Note: From death certificate date of death March 6, 1943.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Marcy 8, 1943
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                 Top of Page

Amsbary, Anna Eliza [Dunn]

Sad Death Of Mrs. William Amsbary
     Mrs. William Amsbary died at her home on Mill Creek Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 1911, in her 63rd. year. She had been ill for a year and for the past month dangerously so with heart trouble. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning by Rev. Dunn and the remains were taken to South Side, WV, by Wetherholt, where interment occurred Thursday morning.
     She was a fine Christian lady, kind and charitable and a member of the Baptist Church. She was born at Wheeling and had been married to Mr.. Amsbary 40 years. They moved from South Side to this county about 18 years ago.
     She is survived by three sons, F. Burd, Gus and Harry and one daughter, Miss Miltie Amsbary, besides her husband, who is a well known farmer. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. F.B. Young of Illinois and brothers, C.A. Dunn of Oklahoma and J.A., F.M., R.H. and William Dunn of Mason County, WV.
     The death of this good woman will be regretted by a wide circle of friends who will sympathize with the bereaved ones.

[Note: Death Certificate...Anna Eliza Amsbary born Mar 15, 1848, Wheeling, WV; died Jan. 22, 1911. Parents William Dunn and Martha Adams]

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Amsbary, Frederick Byrd [“Burt”]

Amsbary Succumbs To Heart Attack Friday
     GALLIPOLIS - F. B. Amsbary, age 72, died suddenly following a heart attack Friday afternoon. He had been down town Friday morning and seemed in the best of health. He was working with a tractor in a field at his home near the Gallipolis Airport when he became ill and went to the house where he expired before medical aid could be secured.
     He is survived by his wife and four sons: William, of California; Wayne, of this city; Dr. Kenneth Amsbary, Pomeroy, and Jack, of the United States Navy. Arrangements for the last rites had not been completed late Friday night pending word from the son in California and the one in the Navy.

[Note: Born 11/20/1873 - 9/28/1945; Son of Wm. & Annie E. Dunn Amsbary; Married Fannie B. Fulton in Gallia Co. on Feb. 18, 1899]

Athens Sunday Messenger
September 30, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Amsbary, Harry

     "Coronary occlusion" was the verdict today of Dr. Donald R. Warehime, Gallia County Coroner, on the death of Harry Amsbary, 74, Northup. Found dead in bed by his sister. Miss Martha Jane Amsbary, at 8:30 AM today, Mr. Amsbary had complained if [sic] his chest Tuesday night before he went to bed. He had a cough Monday and Tuesday night, coughing all night Monday. However, he seemed to be resting well Tuesday night. Dr. Warehime estimated that Mr. Amsbary died about midnight.
     Mr. Amsbary was born on March 6, 1876, at Southside, W. Va., and was one of four children born to the late William and Eliza Dunn Amsbary. Decedent moved to Ohio in 1897, and for the past 35 years had owned and operated a large farm at Northup. His sister, Miss Martha Jane, known to her friends as "Miss Mittie" had made her home with her brother since 1927, and they were tenderly devoted to each other.
     Mr. Amsbary was a successful farmer. Tuesday evening before retiring, he had written a letter to the Department of Agriculture regarding his farming operations for the coming year. Miss Amsbary, preparing to mail the letter this morning about 8:30, went to his room to inquire about it, when she discovered that he had passed away. Though quiet and unassuming, Harry Amsbary was considered by all those who knew him a fine friend and neighbor.
     In addition to his sister, he is survived by a brother, Augustus, of Columbus. Another brother, Bert Amsbary, died here some six or seven years ago.
     Funeral services will be held at the late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. W. H. Green and Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of L. Claude Miller.

[Note: From Funeral Home Book; B. 06 Mar 1876 D. 01 Mar 1950]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Jean Yount                                                                              Top of Page

Amsbary, Mary Jane

Miss Amsbary, 82, Longtime Resident, Dies
     Miss Mary Jane (Mittie) Amsbary, 82, a longtime resident of Gallia county, died at her home, 618 Fifth Ave., at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. She had been in failing health for several months.
     Miss Amsbary was born in Mason county, W. Va. on June 9, 1878, the daughter of the late William and Anna Eliza Dunn Amsbary. As a small child, she came with her family to this county. One brother survives, Gus Amsbary of Fourth Ave. Two brothers who preceded her in death were Bird in 1945, and Harry in 1950.
     She lived on a farm at Northup with her brother, Harry, until his death and nine years ago she came to Gallipolis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and for many years was active in the Northup Baptist Church. She reared two boys in her home, Frank Roseberry and Henry Clagg.
     Five nephews who survive are Wayne Amsbary of Gallipolis, Dr. Kenneth Amsbary of Pomeroy, Loren and Jack Amsbary of Huntington and William Amsbary of Van Nuys, Calif.
     Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 16, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Amsbary, Nellie   [Gray]

Mrs. Amsbary Claimed After Long Illness
     Mrs. Nellie Gray Amsbary, 70, a resident of 633 Fourth Ave. died at her home at 11:30 a.m. Monday. She suffered from a heart condition, and had been in failing health for 25 years. Her condition had been serious for a year and a half.
     Mrs. Amsbary was employed as an occupational therapist at the Columbus State Hospital for 19 years, and retired in 1936. She and her husband returned to Gallipolis to reside in 1953. They had been residents of Columbus since 1918.
     Mrs. Amsbary was active in the affairs of the First Baptist Church, where for a time she taught the Berean class. She was a member of Gallipolis Chapter, Order of Eastern Star and the Ohio Writers and Artists Society. Mrs. Amsbary was a graduate in the class of 1910 at Gallia Academy.
     She was born Dec. 24, 1892 at Bladen, the daughter of the late William and Nancy Ellis Gray. Her marriage to Augustus E. Amsbary, who survives, took place Dec. 23, 1910. They were married by Rev. Ben Dunn. One brother preceded her in death.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist church. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate, and will be assisted by Rev. A. L. Roth, retired pastor of the Hillcrest Baptist church, Columbus.
     Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Francis Kerr, Preston Eisnaugle, John Trotter, Amyl Haffelt, Smeltzer Rose and Clay Halley. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives DOD as 1962]

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Amsbary, William

Wm. Amsbary, Gallia County Farmer, Dead
Lived to be 86---Resident of Gallia County 35 Years
     William Amsbary, one of the best known farmers of Gallia County, died Sunday evening at 8:30 at his home near Northup, following several weeks illness due to the infirmities of age. Mr. Amsbary, who had lived to the age of 86, was born in West Virginia and came to Ohio about thirty five years ago, since which time he has been a resident of Gallia County. He was a fine old man and had been remarkably active for one of his age. He is survived by four children, Gus, of Columbus, Bert, of this city and Harry and Mittie at home.       
     Short services will be held at his late home at 9 a.m. Wednesday, after which the body will be taken to South Side, W.Va., where the funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W.H. Anderson of the local Baptist church, and interment will be made there in charge of Undertaker A.E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 25, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans 

Amsbary, William

In Memory of Wm. Amsbary
     Wm. Amsbary was born in Mason County, W. Va., July 16, 1843, died at his home at Northup, O., August 21, 1927. He leaves to mourn his death three sons and one daughter, Byrd of Gallipolis, Ohio, Harry of Northup, and Gus of Columbus and Mittie at home. He was preceded by his wife, who died January 21, 1911. All that loving hands could do we did for our father, but God saw fit to call him to that better world, so while we take up our burden with heavy hearts we are so glad he was ready to go.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to take this opportunity to thank anybody who in any way helped or contributed to our comfort during the sickness and death of our father.
The Family

Gallia Times
September 8, 1927
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Amsbary, William  [no cemetery entry]

William Amsbary Dead
Well Known Farmer Died Sunday at Home Near Northup
Aged 86

     William Amsbary, a well known resident of this county, died Sunday evening , August 21, 1927, at his home near Northup. He had been ill for several weeks.
     Mr. Amsbary, who was aged 86 years, was born in West Virginia and came to Ohio some 35 years ago. He resided for a long time in Addison township, later moving to Northup.
     Funeral services were held at his late home Wednesday morning, after which the body was taken to South Side, W. Va., for suther services and burial.
     Mr. Amsbary (i)s survived by sons Gus of Columbus, Byrd of this city and Harry at home, and a daughter, Miss Mittie Amsbary, at home.

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig                                                                           Top of Page

Anderson, Bernice [Baker]

Gallia Native Dies in Illinois
     Mrs. Bernice Anderson, 70, a native of this county and a sister of Mrs. W. W. Sigler of First Ave., died Sunday in a Springfield, Ill., hospital, where she had been a patient since July 5.
     Mrs. Anderson was born on June 7, 1890 in Gallipolis, the daughter of the late Jacob and America Northup Baker. She was married to Emmett Anderson at Springfield, Ill., Nov. 1, 1924, and he survives. Other survivors are two step-daughters, Mrs. Zela Looker of Jacksonville, Ill., and Mrs. Vola Perry of Cheyenne, Wyo., and 15 step-grandchildren.
     Three sisters are Mrs. Sigler, Mrs. Jessie Berridge of Royal Oak, Mich., and Mrs. Pearle Heil of Malta. There are a number of nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Presbyterian church in Springfield, but had been active in the WSCS at Brooklyn Methodist Church. Services were held Wednesday and burial was in Arcadia Cemetery.

Undated newspaper clipping
Death August 21, 1960
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Anderson, Dick

First Drowning of the Season
Dick Anderson, Young Colored Man, Loses Life In River
     Mr. Dick Anderson, well known colored boy, aged about 20 years, was drowned here about dusk Monday evening. He was in bathing up neat Olive Street, and had swam over to the Island and was coming back to the mainland when his strength gave out and he began struggling and crying for assistance. Robt. Lewis swam to Anderson and tried to bring him to shore, but could not keep him up and we went down again and did not come up and at last report the body had not been recovered. Lewis came near being dragged down by Anderson. Searchers dragged the river until one o’clock this morning in an effort to find Anderson’s body.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 22, 1915
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Anderson, Edward

Edward Anderson Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack
Aged Man Is Stricken At Breakfast
     Death came suddenly this morning about 7:30 o'clock at the breakfast table to Edward Anderson, aged 76. Mr. Anderson had suffered from a heart ailment for some time but had been no worse and had eaten part of his breakfast when stricken.
     However it was the condition of his health which caused him to retire about two years ago from business activities at Wallowa, Oregon. Following his retirement he and Mrs. Anderson came to the latter's native county of Gallia to make their home and since March, 1941 they have lived in Gallipolis. Although he did not participate in its conduct he was interested in the furniture store at Pine Street and Third Avenue which is operated by his brother-in-law, John C. Stewart, who is also a member of the firm.
     Mr. Anderson was a native of Illinois but most of his adult life was spent in Oregon where he owned and operated a ranch for more than thirty years.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Lottie Stewart, who was reared at Flag Springs, the daughter of the late Joseph Stewart. He also leaves a brother and sister in Arkansas.
     The body will be at _____ home, 721 Third Avenue, _____ o'clock Friday evening. Funeral arrangements are in charge of W. W. Phillips of Waterloo. The burial will not be completed until the distant relatives are heard from.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth February 8, 1864; date of death June 4, 1942; father Daniel Anderson; mother Ruth Johnson; burial at Mound Hill.]

Newspaper (prob. June 1942, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Tipton file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Anderson, Hannah [Coughenour]                                                                  Top of Page

Hannah Anderson
     Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of Washington and Damaius Tipton Coughenour, was born at Polar Ridge Oct. 3, 1859 and departed this life March 14, 1935, aged 75 years, 5 months and 9 days. She spent most of her life there and was a member of the Second Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a faithful and willing worker, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. She also possessed a pleasant disposition.
     She was united in marriage to Mr. Samuel Anderson on Dec. 29, 1886 and to this union was born one child, William. Her husband preceded her in death eight years ago.
     Two sisters, Mrs. Margaret E. Swisher and Miss Mary J. Coughenour, also preceded her in death.
She has made her home with her son, Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson, at Cheshire the past six years.
Those who survive are Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson, relatives and a host of friends.

Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.
For tho' cut from our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to acknowledge with grateful appreciation your kind expression of sympathy whether expressed by your floral tributes, your kind thoughts or your personal assistance.
                        Mr. & Mrs. William Anderson

[Note: Buried Poplar Ridge Cemetery in Cheshire Township]

Gallipolis Paper
March 1935
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Anderson, Joseph Washington

Well Known Hostler Dead.
     Mr. Joseph Anderson, a well known colored man, died Saturday evening, aged 80 years. He was a native of Virginia, coming here when quite young. He was a good natured, courteous man and was well and favorably known not only in the city, but throughout the county. For many years he worked for the late C. D. Bailey and later for Major S. F. Neal as hostler. He had been ill several months with heart trouble.

[Note: Date of death, Oct. 2, 1909; Estimated birth date 1829 in Amelia County, VA. Buried in Pine Street Colored Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct. 8, 1909 No. 42
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Anderson, Lizzie A. [Conrad]

Death of Mrs. Anderson
     Mrs. Lizzie A. Anderson, the estimable wife of Charles Anderson died Friday night November 22 at 8:45 o'clock. Deceased was a daughter of Andrew Conrad, of Mason City, her mother having preceded her when she was a mere child.
     She was born in 1869. She leaves, besides a bereaved husband and father: three grown brothers, half sister and half brother. Seems weeks ago she became the mother of a bright little boy baby. After this child's birth she was taken sick with peritonitis and while suffering from this ailment she contracted a cold and then pneumonia developed, followed by blood poison. Her physician subdued these diseases and she was able to set up and take nourishment and was apparently growing stronger and more hopeful, then last [unreadable] also everything conceivable to medical skill was done in hopes she would restore to health, her constitution was too frail and she succumbed to prostration at the hour above mentioned.
     She was married to Mr. Anderson Oct. 15, 1894, at her home in Mason City and they lived happily together at their home on lower Third street. The deceased was a lady of [unreadable] disposition, intelligence and made a bright and useful companion for her husband. She was respected and esteemed by a large circle of friends whom she was quite a favorite.

[Note: Buried at Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
January 26, 1897
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Andrews, Hayward

Hayward Andrews Death
As Old and Well Liked Gallipolis Boy, Citizen and Merchant
     As told in Wednesday’s Tribune Mr. William Hayward Andrews departed this life at his home in Columbus Tuesday morning, May 14, 1912. He was a son of William C. Andrews, who was the miller at Reuben Aleshire’s mill so many years, and who died in St. Louis of cholera during an epidemic of that disease there. His mother was Catherine Hayward, daughter of the late Solomon Hayward. Her clothes caught fire one day while she was preparing dinner and she was fatally burned. His father married again, his second wife being Miss Jennie Dunlap.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 14, 1912
Transcribed by J. Farley

Andrews, Irene [Wells]

     Irene Andrews, loving mother and granny, died following a brief illness on November 18, 1992. She was a Columbus Hilltop resident for 66 years. Born November 7, 1905, in Gallia County, Ohio to the late Elmer and Willie (Fulks) Wells.
     Preceded in death by her husband, Andrew H. Andrews; brothers, Virgil, Don, Justin, and Ray. Survived by son, Donald R. Andrews of Dublin; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Michael R. and Susan E. Andrews of Tallmadge; daughter-in-law Phyllis Andrews of Hilliard; grandchildren Matthew R. Andrews of Hilliard, Ryan M. and Kara L. Andrews of Tallmadge; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Raymond Patterson of Columbus.
     Funeral service Saturday, November 21, 1992, 10 a.m., Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St., where friends may call on Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Burial Sunset Cemetery.

The Columbus Dispatch
19 November 1992
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                                Top of Page

Andrews, Irene [McCormick]

Mrs. Andrews Ashes Buried Here Sat.
     The ashes of the late Mrs. Irene McCormick Andrews, which have reposed in Cleveland since her death there early in January, were brought here for burial in the Andrews family lot in Mound Hill cemetery on Memorial Day.
     Accompanying the remains were the son, William H. Andrews and wife, in whose home she died, and her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burgess of Elyria. Other relatives who were present from out of town included Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Miles and Mrs. Helen Chaffee of Columbus, with a number of local relatives and friends.
     Rev. W. Scott Westerman conducted the services at the graveside at 10 a.m.

[Note: Year of birth on gravemarker 1858; year of death 1942.]

Newspaper (unknown month, 1942, Gallipolis newspaper) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Tipton file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Andrews, Pearl [Piper]

Vinton Woman Taken By Death
     Mrs. Pearl Andrews, 75, Rt. 1, Vinton, died at 8 p.m., Saturday at the Holzer Hospital. She was brought there a week ago after suffering a stroke. Since the death of her husband, Selmar Andrews, two years ago, Mrs. Andrews had lived alone at the old Piper homestead where she was born and spent her whole life. The home is in Gallia County, but the farm extends to or beyond the Gallia-Meigs line.
     Decedent was the only child born to Benjamin and Elizabeth Franklin Piper. Her nearest relatives are cousins, including Supt. L. F. Miller of the Vinton schools; Mrs. Hazel Harmon, also of Vinton and Mrs. Mary Wood, Ewington.
     Mrs. Andrews was an estimable woman, much esteemed in her community and her home was a landmark of that area. She was a member of the Pine Grove Methodist Church, Vinton Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and the Vinton Grange.
     The body is at Vernon G. McCoy’s funeral home and the Eastern Star members will conduct service there at 7:30 tonight. Final rites will be held at Vinton Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. Ray Smith. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 9, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Angel, Brady

     GALLIPOLIS – Brady Angel, 83, formerly of Rt. 2, Crown City, died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Perkins, Eureka Star Route.
     Born June 18, 1898, in Ohio Twp., Gallia County, son of the late Sheridan and Amanda Shaw Angel, he was a retired farmer and construction worker.
     He married the former Belva Martin on July 7, 1920, in Pomeroy, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 1970. Also preceding him in death were two sons and two grandchildren.
     Surviving are six sons, James, Ralph, Brady Jr., Charles, Shirley and Raymond, all of Rt. 1, Crown City; eight daughters, Mrs. Betty Crouse, Mrs. Basil (Irene) Holley, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Perkins and Mrs. Barbara Clary, all of Gallipolis, Mrs. Irwin (Josephine) Gibson of Coshocton, Mrs. Kenneth (Lucy) Bray of Spring, Texas, Mrs. Cline (Audrey) Saunders of Rt. 2, Crown City and Mrs. James (Pauline) Jeffers of Westerville; 50 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mae Porter of Sandusky.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in King’s Chapel Church, with the Rev. Ernest Baker officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Unknown publication
October 17, 1981
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                     Top of Page

Angel, Cornelius

     Cornelius Angel died this morning, April 23, 1894, aged 79 years. He was apparently well as usual up to Friday last about noon and was at work in his orchard when he was taken with a paralytic stroke from which he never recovered, remaining unconscious until this morning when he passed away.

April 25, 1895
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Angel, Elma [Lambert]

Mrs. Angell Killed In Auto Accident Sat.
     Mrs. Elma Lambert Angell, 21, wife of Lloyd Angell, was instantly killed; her niece, Binnie Angell, 18, was seriously injured, and four young men received minor lacerations and bruises in an automobile accident below Bladen (Route 7) shortly past midnight Saturday.
     The driver, Willard Austin, 19, of Horse Creek, lost control of the speeding car as it ran off the highway running astride a ditch for 150 feet before it crashed into a rail fence. Mrs. Angell was sitting on her husband's lap as the top rail of the fence smashed through the windshield and crushed her chest. Bonnie Angell, daughter of Earl Angell of Bladen, was sitting between the driver and Mr. Angell. She received internal injuries, a broken arm, and her legs were also injured.
     Both of the Angells, Austin, Howard Campbell, 30, and Kenneth Lambert, 17, brother of the victim, were taken to Holzer hospital. All have been released but Miss Angell.
     Funeral service for Mrs. Angell was held at Mt. Zion, Wednesday at two o'clock. Survivng the victim are: her husband, Lloyd, her children, Eleanor, Robert and Arlan Eugene, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Corodus Lambert, and her brother, Kenneth.
     Deputy Sheriff Dickey placed Austin under arrest Monday morning. He was charged with driving the car while intoxicated.

[Note; From 1920 Gallia County census, Elma was born in Nov. 1918. Died 11/10/1940. Buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Parents Carodus Lambert & Laura Montgomery.]

Gallipolis newspaper
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Angel, Henry H.

     Word was received here yesterday of the death of Henry H. Angel, 69 years old, a former resident of this city, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Ward, 1119 Third Avenue, Huntington, W. Va.  Death was caused by paralysis.  Mr. and Mrs. Angel made their home in this city with their sons, Curtis and Bronson Angel, who lived at 736 Eighth street for sometime.  Later the sons moved to near Sciotoville and the father and mother went to live with their daughter in Huntington.
     Mr. Angel was born in Mason County, W. Va., October 22, 1853, and had resided in that vicinity his entire life. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Angel, two daughters, Mrs. Edna Long of Middleport, O., and Mrs. Charles Ward, Huntington; five sons, Joseph Angel of Huntington, Harry Angel of  Charleston; Curtis and Bronson Angel, of Portsmouth, and Roy Angel of Mansfield.
     He is also survived by three sisters: Mrs. Fannie Tremble and Mrs. J. S. Cost of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Louisa Dixon of Portsmouth.
     Services were held Friday morning at the Christian church at Henderson, W. Va.  Interment was made at Henderson.

The Portsmouth Daily Times (Portsmouth, Ohio)
Friday, June 23, 1922
Page 13
Transcribed by Ronni Mayes                                                                             Top of Page

Angel, John E.

John E. Angel
     John E. Angel, 43, of Hazel Ridge Road, Crown City, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1991, following a sudden illness. He was born Feb. 24, 1947 in Gallipolis, son of Ralph and Gladys Stewart Angel, of Crown City. Also surviving is his wife, Ramana Johnson Angel two sons, J. Matthew and Michael S. Angel, both of the home; and two brothers, Ronnie L. and Kevin M. Angel, both of Gallia County.
     He was a laborer at the Gallia County garage and was a member of the Gallia County Coon Club. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the Providence Church. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.
Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Jim Daniels, Joe Mingus, Herb Robinson, Tom Michaels, Roger Halley and Mark Beaver.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. Thursday, February 21, 1991
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Angel, Josie Ann [Mayes]

[Josie Ann Mayes, daughter of Alfred Clayton Mayes and Mary Ann Johnson, b. 30 Aug 1890, Ohio was married to Thomas G. Angel (or Angell). Josie died 24 Apr 1910 in Gallipolis.]

Death of Mrs. Angel -- Mrs. Jack Angel of Grape Street died about midnight Sunday night. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 o'clock by Rev. Cartmill, the burial being at Mound Hill Cemetery by Wetherholt. She was 22 years old and left a little boy, James. She had been confined to her bed for two or three weeks with a dropsical affectin. She is spoken of as a very good lady.

[Note: The name "Jack" is either a misprint or perhaps Thomas went by that name, but Thomas is clearly the name on their marriage record and he was the informant on her death certificate. There is a Thomas G. Angel in the 1900 Gallia Co., census living with parents Henry and Annie, but he's about four years too old (b. 1881), a soldier, and born in WV whereas my Thomas Angel, according to the 1910 census records when he was was living with Josie, was born in Ohio abt 1885.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 29, 1910
Submitted by Ronni Mayes

Angell, Josie Ann [Mayes]

Mrs. Angell Dead
     Mrs. Josie Ann Angell, wife of Thomas G. Angell, who lives on Grape St., died Sunday night of acute nephritis, following a 3-weeks illness from the grip and uremic poisoning. She was a daughter of Clate Mayes, was nearly 20 years old and is survived by her husband and one child. The funeral services were held at the residence at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. David Cartmill officiating. Burial at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, April 27, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Angel, Lloyd C.

Injuries Prove Fatal To Former Gallia Resident
     Lloyd C. Angel, 55, a native of Gallia County died Saturday at 1:30 _. .m. in mercy Hospital at Springfield from injuries received in a cave-in accident Monday March 2. Angel was laying a vent pipe in a trench when a retaining wall collapsed and he was trapped for 45 minutes before his rescue. Mr. Angel is survived by his wife, and six children, Robert of Sandusky, Mrs. Eleanor Wellington of Eno, Eugene of Gallipolis, Kathryn, Roxanna and William, all at home. Other survivors are two sisters and two brothers, Vertie Kitchen of Sandusky, Edith Porter and Earl and Brady Angel all of Gallipolis.
     Services and burial were held at 2 p.m. Monday in Springfield.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 14, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Angel, Lucy [Chandler]

     Mrs. Lucy Angel, wife of William Angel, died last Tuesday at her home in Bladen, aged 70 years. She was a fine old lady. The remains were interred at Bethel.

[Note: b. 2/12/1850 d. 8/4/1916; parents: Thomas and Margaret (Vicars) Chandler. Death record states age was 66 y 5 m 20d.]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                             Top of Page

Angel, Malcomb

Mr. Angel, 91, Claimed By Death
     Malcomb Angel, 91, a resident of 701 Third Ave., died at the home of a step-daughter, Mrs. Homer Johnson, 43 Neil Ave., around 8 p.m. Sunday.
     He was born at Mercerville on April 1, 1880, son of the late Matthew and Rachel Kennedy Angel. Mr. Angel was twice married, first to Missouri Layne on Dec. 16, 1903. She preceded him in death on March 21, 1949. The following children survive. Harold and Alva Angel; Mrs. Margaret Camden, and Mrs. Murl Kingery, all of Gallipolis.
     He married Gricie Springer on Nov. 16, 1956. She survives along with several step-children. Eleven grand and 25 great-grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. Jack Finnicum officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 18, 1971
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Angel, Missouri Ellen [Layne]

Mrs. Angel Dies
Rites Thursday
     Mrs. Missouri Ellen Angel, 67, passed away at her home on the Chillicothe Rd. west of Gallipolis last night at 8:15 o'clock. Mrs. Angel, who is survived by her husband, Malcolm Angel, had been ailing for a couple of years, yet she had kept her condition from her family and the seriousness of her illness was not realized until she became bedfast about three weeks ago.
     The decedent was born July 23, 1882, to the late Ziba and Mary Jane Johnson Layne at Bladen and spent her entire life until 13 years ago in the Bladen community. In 1936 she and her family moved to the house on Chillicothe Rd. where she died.
     She was married to Malcolm Angel on Dec. 16, 1903, and to this union four children were born, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Joe (Margaret) Camden, Mrs. Arnold (Murhl) Kingery, Harold Angel and Alva Angel, all of Gallipolis. Mrs. Angel, who was one of 11 children, is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Colie, Charles and Sherman Layne of Bladen, James of Gallipolis, Mrs. Amanda Neal of Gallipolis, Mrs. Almira Cox of Mercerville, Mrs. Elizabeth Boster of Bladen and Mrs. Mary Lynch of Mingo Junction.
     Funeral services will be held at the Miller Home for Funerals at 2 o'clock Thursday, with the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the Miller Home for Funerals where the body will remain.

[Note: from stone d. 21 Mar 1949]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount                                                                              Top of Page

Angel, Nelson

Nelson Angel Dead
     Nelson Angel, 40, brother of Mrs. John Butz of Gallipolis, died last Friday of heart trouble at his home near Pittsburgh, Pa.

Gallia Times
Aug. 5, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Angel, Ross

     Ross Angel,son of a Gallia County family, was killed while occupied as a steelworker near San Diego, Cal., it was reported here today. Local relatives were notified of the fatal accident by telegram and his
death was believed to have occurred Friday.
     Mr. Angel was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Angel, who live on the Clarence Shriver farm near Cora in Perry Twp.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount

Angel, Sarah

Death of Aged Mrs. Angel

     Mrs. Sarah Angel, making her home with Mrs. Joseph Canterbury, her sister, on Third Avenue, between Cedar and Spruce, died Monday evening, August 2, 1908. Funeral services were held at her late home last evening by Rev. A. P. Cherrington, it being the intention at that time, to go to Bladen with the body this morning, but word was received that the grave would not be ready until tomorrow. The funeral cortege will leave here at about 6 o'clock Thursday morning and the burial will be at Bethel near Bladen about 9 o'clock by Wetherholt.
     Mrs. Angel was the widow of the late Joseph Angel, who died 12 years ago, was past 83 years old and a most excellent woman. She is said to have received a fall several years ago that made her quite an invalid.
     She is survived by two step sons and four sisters, the sisters being Mrs. Canterbury at whose whom she died, Mrs. Austin Brothers and one sister in Wellston and one in Ironton. She had been a member of the M.E. Church for many years, but later joined the Christian Church. She will be buried by her husband at Bethel and in all probability have a large funeral attendance.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 5, 1908
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page

Angel, William Sheridan

Double Pneumonia Claims W.S. Angel
     William Sheridan Angel, 61, died at his home in Huntington Sunday, Feb. 2, 1930 and funeral services were held at Bethel Church near Bladen on the following Tuesday, under auspices of the Jr. O.U.A.M.
     Mr. Angel was a native of Gallia County; but had resided in Huntington for several years. He is survived by his widow, four sons and three daughters. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Shaw of Bladen and Mrs May Boyd of Crown City.

[Note: Death Certificate shows born May 30, 1871--father William H. Angel and mother Lucinda Chandler. Burial Bethel Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 2, 1930
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Angell, Meriba Ann

Mrs. Swigert’s Mother Dead
     Mrs. M. A. Angell, whose serious illness called her daughter and sister, Mrs. Frank Swigert and Mrs. Lucy House to her bedside, passed away Monday at her home in Kerrville, Tex. Her body will be brought back here for burial and the funeral party is expected to arrive here Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 2, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Angell, Bill E.

     Bill E. Angell, 40, Eureka, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997 in Winfield, Alabama. Born Sept. 12, 1952 at Eureka, son of R. Bill and Juanita Caldwell Angell of Eureka, he was an employee of King Kutter, Inc in Winfield. He was a member of the Gallia Masonic Lodge 469, and the Independent Truckers Association.
     Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Lynn E. Angell, whom he married Jan. 9, 1985; two daughters, Bradie and Kaitlin Angell, both of the home; three sons, Brian Angell of Gallipolis, and twins, Cory Ralph and Bill Joe Angell, both of the home; four brothers, Billy (Vickie) Stewart of Tucson, Ariz., Wayne (Ruth) Angell of Cheshire, and Tom (Diane) Angell and Jack Angell, both of Eureka; and two sisters, Mary Sue (Ronnie) Henry of Circleville and Lois Ann (Allen) Stapleton of Eureka.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Willis Funeral Home, wit Pastor Jim Chapman officiating. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Masonic services will be conducted in the funeral home at 9 p.m. Thursday by the Gallia Masonic Lodge 469. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ohio Tuition Trust Fund for the college education of Bradie, Kaitlin, Bill Joe and Cory Ralph, P. O. Box 805, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 5, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Angell, Elmer ‘Lew’

     GALLIPOLIS - Elmer ‘Lew’ Angell, 84, of Wheelersburg, formerly of Gallipolis, died Friday, August 24, 2001 in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born October 29, 1916 in Gallipolis, son of the late Lewis Angell and Ethel Hemphill Angell. He was a retired iron worker.
     Mr. Angell was a charter member of Ironworkers Local No. 769 of Ashland, Kentucky, a member of Ironworkers Local No. 397 of Tampa, Florida, a former member of Mina Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, and a current member of Brandon Heights Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida.
     He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, serving in the Sixth Division on several islands in the South Pacific, where he was wounded on Okinawa. He received the Purple Heart. He was a former member of VFW Post No. 4464 in Gallipolis, a current member of VFW Post No. 2420 of Lakeland, Florida, and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Victory Chapter No. 134 of Wheelersburg.
     Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Jessie Lemon Angell of Wheelersburg, whom he married July 3, 1937 in Ironton; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry C. and Barbara Angell of Wheelersburg,; two grandsons, Larry C. Angell II of Wheelersburg, and Eddie Harrington, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Harrington; twin boys, James and John Angell, in infancy; a brother, Harley Angell; and two sisters, Mary Blazer and Jeanette Blazer.
     Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at Mina Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial was in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday, August 27, 2001 from 7-9 p.m. at Willis Funeral Home. A flag presentation was conducted at the graveside by volunteers from area military associations. Pallbearers were Marvin Notter, Ronnie Lemons, Randy Parsons, Bill Blazer, Larry Angell II and Eddie Harrington, Jr.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
September 16, 2001
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Angell, John Franklin

Death of an infant
     John Franklin,the three-year old son of Mr.and Mrs.Lewis Angell, died Saturday evening [Jan 14, 1905] of that dreaded disease diptheria after a two weeks illness. The interment was at Pine Street Cemetery Tuesday by Wethrholt. The little fellow was a bright, affectionate child and the parents are almost heart broken over his death and they will have the sympathy of everyone.

[Note: Date of death from Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997]

Gallipolis Bulliten
Friday, Jan 19,1906                  
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                                Top of Page

Ankrum, Irene V. [Young] 

     Irene V. Ankrum, age 89, a former long-time resident of Columbus, died Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at Pataskala Oaks Care Center. She was born July 30, 1916 in Red House, West Virginia the daughter of George And Fannie Bell (Wolf) Young. She graduated from Mercerville High School and attended business college. Irene worked as a receptionist in a medical office for many years. She was a longtime member of Maize Manor United Methodist Church and was an avid bowler.
     In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Cletus H. Ankrum, in 1973, brothers Paris Young and Stanford Young, and sisters Marita Baker, Beatrice White and Elizabeth Caldwell. Irene is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Yvonne and Henry Smith of Pataskala; a granddaughter Jodie (Ernest) Morris of Newark; a grandson, Jeffery (Kimberly) Smith of Pataskala: a brother Carroll (Adell) Caldwell of Gallipolis; sisters, Ruth Trout of Tipp City and Marguerite Cochrane of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     The Funeral service will be held 1p.m. Monday, November 28, 2005 at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 12 noon-1p.m. Rev. Jim Freshour will officiate. Interment will follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg. If desired, contributions may be made to the Hospice of Central Ohio, 621 W. Broad St., Suite 2A or a charity of your choice in her memory. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

The Columbus Dispatch Sunday,
November 27, 2005
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover

Archer, Addie D. [Call]

     Addie D. Archer, 91, 715 Sunset Drive, Columbus, formerly of Gallipolis, died Monday at her residence following a brief illness. She was a retired homemaker. Born Sept. 6, 1885, in Alliance, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Call and Sarah Gilmore Call. She was married to William B. Archer, who preceded her in death in 1953.
     Surviving are three sons, Delmer B. Archer of Dayton, James Archer of Columbus and Robert L. Archer of Florida, five grandchildren and one sister, Fay Hamilton of Gallipolis. Two sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death.
     She was a member of Eureka Methodist Church. Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Rev. David M. Elliott officiating. Burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 7, 1987
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Archer, Andrew
Archer, Lawrence

Two Brothers Killed
Gallia County Boys Lost Lives In A Gaseous Well
     Two Gallia County boys, Lawrence and Andrew Archer, lost their lives in Montrail County, North Dakota, while digging a well on their home place. The sad news was received by Mrs. J. Matt Plymale of Clipper Mill, who is a sister of Mrs. Archer, mother of the boys.
     Mr. Archer and his four sons were digging a well, which had reached a depth of 50 feet. Some water seeped in and Lawrence went down to bail it out. As soon as he reached the bottom, he became unconscious. Andrew slid down the rope to his assistance, but was overcome by the black damp gas with which the well was filled and fell to the bottom. By this time the family realized what the trouble was and made every effort to bring the boys to the surface. Grappling hooks were used and the bodies were taken out after midnight, but the spark of life had fled.
     Lawrence was 23 and Andrew 18 years of age and both were born in Gallia County and lived for some time with their parents in the Clipper Mill neighborhood. They were both fine boys and were held in high esteem by all who knew them.
     Their funeral was largely attended and they were laid to rest in a double grave in a cemetery near their father’s farm. The family will have the sincere sympathy of their many friends here in the double sorrow that has come upon them.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, May 7, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Archer, Clay

Archer's Brother Killed in Crash
     W.B. Archer, engineer on the Eureka roller dam, received the sad news Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock that his younger brother, Clay Archer, had been killed Friday morning in an automobile accident in Akron, where he had been employed.
     The body arrived this morning in Ravenswood, WV, where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. W.H. Archer and his son, Bobbie, left this morning for Ravenwood.

[Note: Death Certificate: Walter Clay Archer was born Sept. 19, 1911 Lubeck, WV; died March 15, 1945, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; 33 years 5 months and 24 days of age. Parents James W. Archer and Hester Harbin. Burial Independence WV]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Archer, Effie

Mrs. Archer Dies At Irwin Home
     Mrs. Effie Archer, 78, died Tuesday morning of a short illness, probably cerebral hemorrhage, at her home in Irwin, near Columbus. she had been blind for years, however.
     Born Oct. 22, 1870, in Harrison Twp., Gallia County, to Lewis and Maria Neal Clark, the decedent married Sherman Archer, Gallipolis Ferry, a half-century ago in Gallia County. These sons and daughters survive:
Lee Archer, Irwin; Mrs. Harley (Rachel) King, Milford Center; Mrs. Gladys Bush, Milford Center; Orin and Sterley Archer, Mr. Sterling; Mrs John (Hazel) Faut, Irwin; Mrsl Norman (Bonnie) Purdue, Irwin; Mrs. Hugh (Agnes) Jordan, Ashland, Ky; and Miss Lillie Archer, South Dakota.
     Two brothers and a sister also survive; Mrs. Della Bodimer, Chambersburg; John Clark, Lower River Rd; and Lewis Clark, Springfield, O.  The late Noah Clark founder of the mail truck, "Noah's Ark", was a brother.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Milford Center, and John Clark will take other relatives up for the last rites.

[Note: b. Oct. 22, 1870; d. Mar. 01, 1949]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Archer, John P.

Death of J. P. Archer
     Mr. John P. Archer, living back of Clipper Mill and between 70 and 80 years of age, died suddenly at Sunday midnight. He leaves a wife and a large family considerably scattered, and it will probably be Wednesday before the funeral will take place. Dropsy of the heart is supposed to have been the cause. He was the father of Mrs. Von Kinder, who recently died in this city, and was a very nice old man.

[Note: 4/11/1828 - 8/24/1902 - Clay Chapel Cemetery]

Gallipolis Tribune
Monday, August 25, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Archer, Lawrence (See obituary for Andrew Lawrence above.)

Argo, Fanny [Hopkins]

Captain Argo's Mother Dead
     Mrs. Fannie Argo, a fine old Christian lady and mother of Capt. Elias (Ike) Argo, the well known pilot, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Horace Hall, at Pine Creek Landing, near Wheelersburg, Ohio. Mrs. Argo was a devoted member of the Methodist Church and was nearly 82 years old.

[Note: Fanny Adelia Argo born June 11, 1830; died Feb. 22, 1915 Porter, Scioto County, Ohio; aged 84 years, 8 months and 11 days of age. Parents George Washington Hopkins born Vermont and Lucretia Stanley Woodward born New York]

Gallipolis Times
Thursday, Feb. 25, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                                Top of Page

Armel, Daniel

Death of Daniel F. Armel
     Last week we announced that Daniel F. Armel was sick at his residence in Cincinnati. On Friday evening friends here received a telegram announcing that he died that afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Armel had been sick for some time with typhoid fever. He was well known in Middleport, having resided here for several years, and was connected with the woolen mill and other interests. -His age was 38 years. He was a thorough business man, and was well liked in this community. A few years ago he married Miss Bertie Mauck, daughter of the late Daniel Mauck, of Cheshire. To them were born two children; the first died in infancy; the second is but five weeks old. Mrs. Daniel Mauck and her daughter, Mrs. C. F. Besserer, and her son, Mr. Isaac Mauck, left for Cincinnati Saturday morning, Mr. C. F. Besserer went down Saturday evening. The funeral was held Monday at 10 o'clock A. M. The Commercial of Saturday said:

"D. F. Armel, son of the well known pork packer, succumbs to typhoid fever. Daniel Freeman Armel, son of Daniel Armel, of Humboldt, Kansas, not many years ago one of the leading pork packers of this city, died yesterday afternoon of typhoid fever at his home at Kennedy Heights. He was 38 years of age. He leaves a widow and one child. At the time of his death he was connected with the firm of Jas H. Laws & Co."

[Note: Addendum added by Suzanne H. Giroux: According to his tombstone located in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, Daniel F. Armel was born 04 May 1853 and died Sunday 13 Dec 1891. The obituary, however, clearly states that he died on a Friday and was buried on Monday. His son Charles Daniel Armel who was born on 05 Nov 1891 is referred to as “but five weeks old”. The son who died in infancy is Daniel M.]

No paper name or date
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech

Armel, Daniel M.

     Little Dan, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Armel, died on Sunday morning last. The funeral service was held at the residence of Daniel Mauck on 4th street on Monday at 4 o'clock and the remains were taken to Cincinnati Tuesday morning.

[Note: According to his tombstone located in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, Daniel M. Armel was born 16 Jan 1888 and died 05 Aug 1888.]

Gallia Times
Wednesday August 8, 1888
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Armistead, Harriet C.

Death of Mrs. Armistead
     Mrs. Harriet C. Armistead, wife of the colored Attorney Hon. C. F. Armistead, was taken ill with a severe pain in her head last Saturday afternoon and died Sunday morning about 3 o'clock. It was supposed to be a case of apoplexy. She was 47 years old and left three daughters and two sons, and is said to have been an industrious good woman. She was born in Mississippi and had lived here 25 years.
     No definite arrangements will be made in regard to her funeral until the return of her husband from Pittsburg. Hayward & Son have charge of the burial which will be at the Pine street cemetery under the direction of the Gallilee Fishermen of which she was a member and the funeral services will be at the A. M. E. church on Pine street by Rev. Tucker Wilson, pastor.

The Gallipolis Tribune, p. 1
April 26, 1902
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                           Top of Page

Armstead, Alva

Man Found Dead Sunday At Residence
     Alva Armstead, 59, a resident of Buck Ridge was found dead at his home where he lived alone shortly after noon on Sunday.
     He had been in failing health for several years and was last seen at the Smith Market on Rt. 35 on Saturday. In recent years he had worked on the Charles Carmichael and Tipton Trainer farms in the neighborhood. He was a native of Springfield twp., the son of the late Mitchell and Florence Winston Armstead. He is survived by a brother and sister; Arthur Armstead of Cincinnati, and Miss Dora Armstead of Athens.
     Dr. Donald Warehime, Gallia County coroner gave the cause of death as from natural causes. No funeral arrangements have been made, but they will be announced by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Feb. 15, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Armstrong, Esther Irving

     In loving memory of Esther Irving Armstrong, born April 18, 1856, in Jefferson County, Ohio, and departed this life November 26, 1927, to inherit a mansion prepared for her eternal in the heavens. She was 71 years, 7 months and 7 days of age, and the last of a family of eight children, four sisters and three brothers having preceded her.
     October 29, 1900, she was united in marriage to Wm. Armstrong, now deceased. Since his death she made her home with relatives. She was at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ferry Saunders, when the Lord called her. She bore her suffering with Christian fortitude and patience, ever kind and considerate. Was conscious to the end; she had no fear of death. The evening preceding her departure, she expressed a desire for the Lord to call her, saying she was ready to go, and when the end came there was not a struggle or sigh. What a consolation to be ready to meet our God. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to extend our thanks to the friends who were so kind to us during our recent bereavement, Rev. Frost for his consoling words, the choir, those who sent floral tributes and Undertaker A.E. Tone.
Mr. and Mrs. F.R. Saunders

Gallia Times
Dec. 29, 1927
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Armstrong, Thomas

     ARMSTRONG - Died of old age, March 29th, 1883, at the residence of Lewis Thomas, in Addison Township, Gallia County, Ohio, Thomas Armstrong, aged 98 years, 3 months and 4 days. He passed away as peaceful and calm as a summer’s morning.
      The subject of this sketch was born in North Shields County, of Northumberland, in the north-east part of England, on the river Tyne, on the 25th day of December, 1784. At the age of eleven years he was bound apprentice on board a merchantman, for the term of seven years; after six years and ten months service, he was pressed on board a man-of-war, and served there three years. During his apprenticeship and service in the British Navy he crossed the Atlantic Ocean twenty-one times. He left the British Navy at Philadelphia in 1815 and went to Delaware, and there he married Comfort Shaver, and in 1818 he and his wife and mother-in-law and one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law emigrated to Ohio, coming over the mountains to the Youghiogheny, and there got a skiff and came down said river over three mill dams to the Monongahela River and down it to Pittsburgh; thence down the Ohio, landing at the mouth of Mill Creek, at the upper end of Gallipolis. On the first day of May, 1818, they settled on the farm now owned by Aaron N. George, three-fourths of a mile north of what is known as the Watson Mill, on Campaign Creek, in Addison Township. From there he bought the farm now known as the Levi C. Jones farm. After living there several years he sold out and moved to Covington, Ky., where he stayed but six months, then moved back to his old neighborhood.
      During the time he was in the British Navy, he was three years on the Mediterranean and Black Seas, and was at all the principal ports in Europe. After coming to Ohio, the most of his time—for thirty years—he followed the river as a steamboatman, the greater part of the time as mate, but the two last years he was employed in putting the rigging on steamboats. He put up the first derrick that any steamboat carried on the western waters. It was on the Persia, the finest boat that then run on the western waters, commanded by Captain Green. He fitted out the Adriatic and was employed by one company twelve years. He helped to move the Florida Indians to the Indian Territory. Up the Arkansas River, above Fort Smith, he lost his companion in 1876, since which time he has been living with his son-in-law and daughter, Lewis Thomas and wife. He was confined to his bed for two years and three months.  He bore his confinement with patience and christian resignation, never complaining. He was always cared for in the best manner by his daughter and her husband, and their family, they have always been untiring in trying to add to the comfort of their father and grandfather, for which he was very grateful. He joined the Freewill Baptist Church in 1818, since which time he lived a consistent christian; he has always been a good neighbor and kind and constant friend. The writer has known him ever since 1838. John A. Martindale.
Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, April 10, 1883
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Arnold, August

     August Arnold, 84, Columbus, formerly of Gallipolis, died Sunday in Riverside Hospital, Columbus.
Born Aug. 5, 1899, son of the late Christian and Catherine Arnold, he was a member of Worthington United Methodist Church, Naomi Lodge K of P, Morning Dawn Lodge 7, F & AM, Gallipolis, and Chapter 79 R & AM.
     Surviving are his wife, Elisabeth Arnold; a son, Lewis of Edgerton; three daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Kathryn) Riblet and Mrs. Donald L. (Carolyn) Shaw, both of Worthington, Elizabeth Ann Arnold of Calais, Maine; three sisters, Mrs. Harold (Lena) Businger of Stony Ridge, Mrs. Floyd (Anna) Blair of Toledo and Mrs. Clifford (Stella) McClusky of Bradenton, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Rutherford-Corbin Chapel, 515 High St., Worthington, with Dr. W. Edge Dixon and the Rev. Hughey Jones officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden Mausoleum. Friends may call at the chapel from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.

[Note: Ohio Deaths/Ancestry date of death January 8, 1984.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 1984
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                             Top of Page

Arnold, Ben R.

Ben R. Arnold, 68, Dies Suddenly At Early Hour Sunday
Ben R. Arnold died at his home near Kerr Station at 3 o’clock Sunday morning. His death came very suddenly and members of the family believed it was caused or hastened by strain he received while engaged in farm work recently. He was a visitor in Gallipolis on Thursday.
     Mr. Arnold was in his 79th year, having been born March 2, 1859, in Wood county, W. Va. He was twice married and is survived by his second wife, Nettie Plymale Fulton, to whom he was married Oct. 8, 1924. There are three children, George Arnold, Thurman; Carrie Arnold of the O. H. E. and Gilbert Arnold, at home. There are four step-children, Georgia Kemper, Edna Grover, Vivian Jarvis and Jewel Bolin.
     He was a member of the Christian Order at Prospect. Funeral services will be conducted at Prospect by Rev. Isaac M. Russell at 2 o’clock Tuesday. Burial there by J. L. Coleman.

[Note: 3/2/1859 - 4/4/1937. He was the son of Richard & Elizabeth Roy Arnold.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 5, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Arnold, Elisabeth B. [Bartels]

     Elisabeth B. Arnold, 75, Columbus, and a former resident of Gallipolis, died Thursday in University Hospital, Columbus. She was the widow of August (Louie) Arnold. Mrs. Arnold was born in Glouster, Ohio on March 15, 1912 to the late Frederick and Rebecca Hanners Bartels.
     She is survived by four children, Lewis Arnold, Kathy Riblet and Carolyn Shaw, Elisabeth Arnold; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lucille Dunlevy.
     She was a member of Worthington United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington, with Dr. W. Edge Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral [home] from 6-9 p.m. Friday.
Contributions is [sic] so desired may be made to the Franklin County Heart Chapter.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 17, 1987
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Arnold, Helen [Koehler]

Death Brings End To Long Illness Of Mrs. Arnold
     Death has ended the several years’ illness of Mrs. Helen Koehler Arnold, 79, member of a prominent pioneer Meigs County family who had been for nearly three decades a Gallipolis hotel operator. Mrs. Arnold died at 2:30 a. m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. T. Epling, 603 First Avenue.
     Born Oct. 29, 1873 in Pomeroy, to Bernhart and Mary Anna Wink Koehler, the decedent married John Thurman Arnold Jan. 12, 1898. He passed away in November, 1948.

Methodist Church Member
     In her early life Mrs. Arnold had been a member of the Lutheran Church in Pomeroy, but she joined the Methodist Church in Flatwoods (Meigs County), and in Gallipolis she attended, both the Grace Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church.
     Her interests being both varied and wide, Mrs. Arnold was an omnivorous reader, and she loved travel more than anything else. During the last six months, however, her illness had been serious and her activities considerably curtailed.
     It was in Jan. 1, 1925, that she and her husband bought the Park Central Hotel, now operated by her son, Alfred Thurman Arnold.
     Survivors, besides him and Mrs. Evelyn Hortense Epling, member of the Gallipolis District Board of Education, are another son, John Bernard Arnold, New Kensington, Pa., and these other daughters: Mrs. E. K. Lippincott (Mary Susan), Pomeroy; Mrs. Clair Gettles (Dr. Helen Edna, Mason County coroner), Pt. Pleasant; and Mrs. Paul Healy (Zelda Irene), Albuquerque, N. M. Sarah Margaret died in infancy.
Also surviving are a brother and two sisters; Henry E. Koehler, Pomeroy; Mrs. T. S. (Mayme) Shannon, Hillsboro; and Mrs. Anna Cole, Logan.
     Final rites will be held, date unset yet, in the First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Linson H. Stebbins, pastor, officiating, and burial will be made by Wetherholt Funeral Home in Beech Grove Cemetery, Pomeroy. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
     Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the home of Mrs. Epling, 603 First Ave.

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                               Top of Page

Arnold, Washington

     Washington Arnold was born in Monroe Co., W. Va., Oct 21st, 1841. He was the son of Moses and Mary Arnold, being the third child of four sons and six daughters, two brothers and two sisters still living. He with most of the family came to Ohio in 1864, was married to Caroline Rupe Burage, March 4th, 1869. To this union two children were born, Christena Ward and Henry Moses Arnold. He was industrious and of a kind disposition always glad to do a good deed to whom he could.
     The widow and children wish to especially thank all who so willingly helped us, as it is a great comfort to know you have so many frinds in time of need.

[Buried Poplar Ridge Cemetery, Chesire Twp.]

Gallia Times
Jun 23, 1921
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Arrington, Edward P.

Arrington Rites Sunday
     Point Pleasant -- Funeral services will be held at the Stevens funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday for Edward P. Arrington, 83, who died Friday morning in Meigs General Hospital after an illness of three weeks. The Rev. Daniel M. Dorsey will officiate and burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.
     Mr. Arrington was born Jan. 11, 1869 at Gallipolis Ferry and was the last of 14 children of the late Josiah and Elizabeth Long Arrington. He attended Gallia Academy, then known as the Normal School, and for the last past 38 years had made his home in Gallia County. The Arringtons came to this section from Virginia in 1828 and settled at Gallipolis Ferry on the farm now owned by Everett Gills.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ida Mayes Arrington; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Thornton, Buffalo, and Mrs. Esther Sheets of Gallipolis; two sons, Robert Arrington of Independence, Mo. and Edmond of Cheshire, Ohio.

The Sunday Messenger (Athens, Ohio)
Sunday, December 7, 1952, page 14
Transcribed by Ronni Mayes
                                                                             Top of Page

Arrington, Mrs. Isaac [Mary Vausie Mayes]

Death of Mrs. Arrington
     Mrs. Isaac Arrington of Kanauga, whose critical illness was known, died this morning, Nov. 18, 1908, of peritonitis after an illness of two weeks, and aged 29 years. She was the second daughter of James J. Mayes and wife of Mason county, and leaves a husband and four children, the eldest 10 and the youngest 2 years old and five brothers and two sisters, one of the sisters, being Mrs. Carl Wall of this city.
     The funeral services will be at 10 o’clock Friday and the burial at the Arrington graveyard. Mrs. Wall’s aunt, Mrs. Ed Perry, is also dead and the funeral occurred today.

[Note: 11/30/1878 - 11/18/1908]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Arthur, Ora [Day]

Mrs. Arthur, 86, Claimed By Death
     Ora Day Arthur, 86, widow of Charles Arthur, of 95 Garfield Ave., died at 4: p.m., Wednesday in the Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Cheshire on July 17, 1881, daughter of the late L. W. and Ina Day Swanson. Her husband, who was associated with the Acme Boiler Works, died several years ago.
     Mrs. Arthur was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Burdette, Gallipolis. One daughter, Mrs. Ben (Helen) Evans, preceded her in death. One sister, Mrs. Charles (Neva) Johnson, Washington, D. C., survives, along with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Paul Bauders. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 27, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Arthurs, Ella [Cooper]

     Mrs. Ella Cooper Arthurs, 71, widow of Sherman Arthurs, died about 2:40 pm. Wednesday in her apartment at the home of Mrs. W. N. Smeltzer, 74 Court St. Two weeks ago Mrs. Arthurs suffered a heart attack and thereafter was confined to her bed. Previous to that her health had been good.
     After 6 p.m. today friends may call at the funeral home of G. J. Wetherholt and Sons to view the features of the decedent. Services will be held there at 2 o'clock Friday, with Rev. J. E. Hakes in charge. Interment will be made in Mound Hill by Art Phillips of Ironton.
     Mrs. Arthurs was born in Harrison Twp. and was a daughter of John C. and Jane Bane Cooper. After her marriage to Mr. Arthurs, a machinist, long in the employ of the government's Ohio River dams, they lived here, at Ravenswood and Huntington, W. Va., and Paducah, Ky., then when he retired at Grand Chain, Ill., in 1928 they came back to Gallipolis and he died here Nov. 29, 1938.
     They are survived by these three children: Paul Arthurs, Norfolk, Va.; Curtis Arthurs, Huntington; and Mrs. Mary Cook, Omaha, Neb. Also surviving are three granddaughters and a grandson and the following sisters and brother: Leslie C. Cooper, Mrs. Charles A. Boster, Mrs. Winifrede Lewis and Mrs. Emory Carter, Gallipolis, Mrs. Pluma Shemo, Mrs. Pearl Carter and Mrs. Nell Smith, Columbus.
     Mr. and Mrs. Arthurs were married Dec. 30, 1893. For more than 53 years she was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Christian Church. Here she attended the Baptist Church.

[Note: Buried: Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Twp; Born: 1874; Died: 1945]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 28, 1945
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                    Top of Page

Arthurs, William Sherman

     William Sherman Arthurs died this morning at his home after a long and distressing illness. His illness had lasted over a period of two years and his death was the result of a malignant growth which started on his lip and spread to other parts of his face and throat. During the long months of suffering Mr. Arthurs' cheerfulness and unfailing patience was the marvel of his family and friends.
     This morning Mr. Arthurs appeared about as well as usual. He had eaten some breakfast, approved a letter Mrs. Arthurs had written to a son, and suddenly collapsed while she was helping him to put on his clothes. He did not rally nor speak thereafter and died about 9:30.
     He was the son of the late Columbus C. and Mary Ann Clark Arthurs and was born in Harrison township in October, 1867, and thus was just a little more than 71 years of age. Dec. 30, 1893, he was married to Miss Ella Cooper, daughter of the late J. C. Cooper, also of Harrison, and she, with two sons and a daughter, survives. The children are Paul of Norfolk, Va., Curtis of Huntington and Mrs. C. C. Cook of Omaha, Neb. Of his own immediate family a sister, Mrs. J. W. 'Stella' Phillips, alone is left. There are four grandchildren, Martha and Mary Jane Arthurs, Charles and Margaret Jean Cook. During the months of his affliction his family had ministered tenderly to him returning the devotion which he had given them while he was well and strong.
     Thirty three years ago Mr. Arthurs entered the employment of the federal government as a blacksmith at old Dam 26. After service of almost a quarter century at different places he was retired at Grand Chain, Ill, about ten years ago. He then came back to Gallipolis to reside. He will be remembered for his joyful disposition and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.
     The body will be at the home on Second Avenue at Vine Street after 5 p.m. Wednesday and friends may call. Funeral arrangements are awaiting word from the daughter but it is known that Rev. George Sagen will officiate at the last rites which will be held at his late home. The time will be known tomorrow. Interment will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by W. W. Phillips of Waterloo.

[Note: Born: 1866; Died: 1938]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 29, 1938
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer

Asbury, Ella Georgia [Davis]

     Ella Asbury, 81, died Wednesday morning at St. Petersburg, Fla. Born Nov. 3, 1895, in Scott Depot, W. Va., to the late William and Georgia Pitzer Davis, she resided for a number of years in Kanauga.
     She married the late Hugh Asbury April 2, 1914, [1911] and they were the parents of 12 children, nine of whom survive. They are: Emeral, Charleston, W. Va.; Hugh, Kanauga; Mrs. Edward (Freda) Smith, Gallipolis; Mrs. Paul (Joyce) Stevens, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Bud (Elvetta) Brikman, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Glenn (Gypsy) Woyan, Mrs. Alton (Barbara) Black, and Mrs. Inez Jaremko, all of St. Petersburg, Fla. Other survivors include 24 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one brother, Elmer, Scott Depot, W. Va.
     She was a member of the Kanauga Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call this evening after 7. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 7, 1977
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Asbury, Hugh Robert

H. R. Asbury Dies At 73 In Holzer Hospital
Hugh R. Asbury, 73, Kanauga, former service station operator, died at 3:05 a.m., today in Holzer Hospital. He had been a patient there for 43 days.
     Mr. Asbury was born in Kanawha County, W. Va., on April 27, 1890. He moved to Kanauga in 1946. Prior to coming to Ohio, he was a coal mine operator in West Virginia. Mr. Asbury was married to Ella Davis of Belva, W. Va., April 2, 1911. She survives, along with eight children.
     They are: Emerald Asbury of Charleston, W. Va.; Hugh H. Asbury, Lima, Mrs. Barbara Antzak, Mrs. Joyce Stevens and Mrs. Olzetta Brinkman, all of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Freda Smith of Arlington, Va., Mrs. Inice Lantz of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Gypsy Woyan of Kanauga.
     Twenty-five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive. Two sons and a daughter preceded Mr. Asbury in death.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 4, 1963

Final Services
Services for Hugh R. Asbury, 73, Kanauga, who died Wednesday morning will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kanauga Fair Haven Methodist Church. Rev. Ralph Spires and Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at funeral home Thursday evening and at the late home on Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 5, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Asbury, John D.

Five Killed In Head-On Collision
All Occupants Of Two Autos On Rt. 7 Near Kyger Creek Plant Victims Early Monday Morning
     Dead are Alfred Kerns, 22, Clifton W. Va., killed when thrown from the northbound car, Eugene Harley Trosper, 25, Clifton, and Kermit Edwards, 19, Letart, W. Va., Rt. 1, dead on arrival at Holzer hospital, both passengers in the car driven by Kerns; John Asbury, 21, Kanauga, driver of the southbound car, and his passenger, Charles Edward Jackson, 16, Kanauga, also dead on arrival.
     Asbury was born at Crab Orchard, W. Va., on Jan. 10, 1935, the son of Hugh and Ella Davis Asbury, one of eleven children, eight of whom survive. A brother was killed 10 years ago in a motorcycle accident, and a sister preceded him in death.
     Survivors include the parents, two brothers, Hugh and Emerald, and six sisters, Mrs. Charles Toth, Mrs. Edward Smith, Mrs. August Brinkmen, Mrs. Paul Stevens, Janice and Gypsy Asbury.
     Asbury attended Gallia Academy High school, but enlisted in the army at the age of 17, serving 28 months in Germany before being discharged in February, 1955. Since leaving the army, he has worked as a truck driver. He was married June 5, 1955 to the former Betty Doss of Beckley, who also survive.
     Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending contact with a sister in California, but are tentatively planned for Wednesday

[Note: There is more in this article regarding the accident.]
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 23, 1956

Funeral Rites Listed For Five Crash Victims
Last rites for John Asbury, 21, Kanauga, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Asbury, will be conducted from FairHaven Methodist Church in Kanauga at 2 p.m. Wednesday, by Rev. Henry Hammond, Wellston, assisted by Rev. C. J. Lemley. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery in charge of Miller’s Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Waldo Fannin, Harold Allison, Jerry Jenkins, Wayne Trout, Robert Vance and David Moody, all young men of the approximate age of the accident victim. The body is at the home of the parents in Kanauga, where friends may call until the hour of the service.

[Note: Jan. 10, 1935 - April 23, 1956; 21 yrs. 3 mos. 13 days]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 24, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ashley, Joseph

Joseph Ashley Dead

     Joseph Ashley, aged 56, died Friday at McMillan Hospital in Charleston following an illness of ten days with pneumonia. The body arrived in Gallipolis Saturday morning over the New York Central and was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Kriner.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. with burial in Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born May 1868 WV; died Dec. 12, 1924; aged 51 years. Miner. Parents: Joseph Ashley and Rebecca Starcher.]

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Dec. 19, 1924
Transcribed by F. K .Brown

Ashworth, Catherine [Mauck]

     Catherine Ashworth, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Mauck, was born June 28, 1823, married Thomas Ashworth Dec. 25, 1848. Her children were Isaac O., Dayton F. and Dell Victoria. She died July 15, 1893.

Gallipolis Journal
July 26, 1893
Transcribed by J. Farley

Ashworth, Catherine [Mauck]

Death of Mrs. Ashworth
     Catharine [sic] Ashworth, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Mauck was born near her late home at Cheshire, O., June 18, 1823 and was married to Thomas Ashworth December 25, 1848. She was the mother of three children, Isaac D., Dayton F., and Dell Victoria. A consistent member of the Free Will Baptist church for more than half a century, and during fifteen years of severe physical affliction she was never heard to murmur. A few days before her death she said, “I wish to make no choice between living and dying—either way is all right yet if it were not for leaving my dear family I could prefer to go.” Her patience under affliction was the constant subject of remark among all her acquaintances.
     She leaves a devoted husband, with whom she had lived most happily during 45 years, one child, Dayton F., a sister, and a wide circle of friends to mourn their loss. She died Saturday, July 15, at 12 o’clock, aged 70 years and 27 days. Her funeral was held at the home Sunday 11 a. m. Services were conducted by Rev. W. Fulton, Pastor of the F. W. B. Church, of Cheshire.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday July 26, 1893
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Ashworth, Ida B. [Johnston]

Death of Mrs. Ashworth
     Mrs. Ida Ashworth, wife of Dayton F Ashworth, of Cheshire, died in this city, at the home of her parents, Doctor and Mrs. James Johnston, last Thursday afternoon, at 4:15. Death is always terrible. Hatleck, the poet, fitly described it when he said:

“Come to the bridal chamber, Death;
Come to the mother, when she feels
For the first time, her first-born’s breath;
Come, when the blessed seals
Which close the pestilence are broke,
And crowded cities wall its stroke;
Come, in consumption’s ghastly form.
The earthquake shock, the ocean storm;
Come, when the heart beats high and warm
With banquet song, and dance and wine,
And thou art terrible; the tear, the groan, the knell, the pall, the bier,
And all we know, or dream, or fear, of agony are thine.”

     Mrs. Ashworth was the only daughter of her parents, and of course was idolized by them. We were not personally acquainted with her, but all those who knew her, tell us that she was of the most lovely disposition; that she was utterly void of sin and a perfect Christian, entirely devoted to her family. She had been ill for about three months, and in order to give her the closest and best of attention, she was brought down here and became a member of her parents’ family, where every possible attention was shown her. Her trouble was neuralgia of the stomach and bowels, which finally ended in an abscess of the bowels, which caused her death. Drs Reed, of Middleport, and Sanns, of this city, together with her father, were in constant attendance and did everything possible for the alleviation of her trouble, but without avail. She left three little children and a sorrowing husband of her immediate family to mourn their loss. May God comfort them.
     Her remains were taken to her late home, the residence of Mr Thos Ashworth, where all had lived together, and Elder J C Arbuckle conducted the funeral services, after which the burial was conducted by Hayward & Son at Gravel Hill cemetery. We are informed that the funeral cortege was over one mile in length, thus attesting the esteem in which the departed was held. In her death the community has lost a faithful Christian woman and her family has met with a loss that can never be made whole.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday September 05, 1888
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Ashworth, Nettie

Death of Miss Ashworth
     Miss Nettie Ashworth's death, briefly mentioned in Mnday's Tribune, was a very sad one to a large circle of friends. She was born April 5, 1880, and died at the residence of her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. James Johnston, on Cedar Street, July 25th, 1898, at 2:30p.m.
     Her funeral services will be conducted at the residence of Dr. Johnston, Wednesday morning at 8:30, by Rev. W.E. I. d"Argent, the interment following at Gravel Hill Cemetery, near Cheshire , Hayward & Son officiating.
     Miss Ashworth was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Ashworth, of Cheshire. She leaves two brothers, Perry and Fred, and three grand-parents, Thomas Ashworth of Cheshire, and Dr. Johnston and wife of this city. Late last fall she showed symptoms of lung trouble, and was sent to Colorado for her health.
     She had made her home with Dr. and Mrs. Johnston ever since the death of her mother in August, 1888. Her father died in August, 1894. She was a very bright and intelligent young lady, and would have graduated from Gallia Academy, last June, had it not been for her illness. She was also one of those modest, refined and at the same time charming little ladies, that endeared her to every one who made her acquaintance. She was a universal favorite with all of her classmates, and her death is more than ordinarily painful to all. So young, so fair, so gentle and winning, and every way lovable, her death will leave a sadness that only time can efface.
     The pall bearers at Miss Nettie Ashworth’s funeral services will be Harry Maddy, Frank L. Smith, Robert Alcorn, James Williams, John L. Hayward, Herbert Vanden and Garfield Alcorn.

Unknown publication
July 26, 1898
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan and Suzanne Giroux

Ashworth, Thomas

Death of Thomas Ashworth
     The venerable and highly respected Thomas Ashworth, of Cheshire, 82 years old, whose illness with pneumonia has been mentioned in these columns, died this Wednesday morning. His wife and children had preceded him, but two of his grand children live in this city with their grandma Mrs. Dr. James Johnston---Perry and Fred.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 21, 1903

Last of a Fine Family
     Thomas Ashworth, of Cheshire, brother of the late Robert and David Ashworth, of Chester tp., died at his home Tuesday night aged about 82 years. He was the last of the elder Ashworths, a fine family which came to this county from Ireland fifty or sixty years ago. He is also the last of the great colony of Irish, including the Carletons, Radfords, Sauls, Byrnes and Jenkinsons all of whom came over at about the same time, with the single exception of Uncle Billy Jenkinson, of Rockspring...Pomeroy Democrat.

[Note: Thomas and his wife Catherine Mauck are buried in Gravel Hill; it is a single stone and no dates were added for him. HIs death record states he was 80. Information added from death records.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 23, 1903
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                             Top of Page

Atha, Joel D.

     NORTHUP - Joel David Atha, 43, of 6200 State Route 775, Northup, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 1991 from an accident near his home. He worked at Buckeye Rural Electric Company and was a member of Patriot Masonic Lodge 496, an Army Vietnam veteran, and a member of the VFW Post 4464. He had been awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam.
     He was born Aug. 19, 1947 at Charleston, W. Va., to Joel L. Atha, of Route 3, Gallipolis and Mrs. Marvin (Wilma) Saunders of State Route 775, Gallipolis.
     Atha is survived by his wife, Loretta Burnette Atha, to whom he married June 20, 1970 at Patriot. He is also survived by two daughters, Dana Lyn Atha and Heather Ann Atha; three brothers, Paul Atha of Patriot, Scott Atha of Gallipolis and Tim Atha of Citra, Fla.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Willis Funeral Home, with Rev. James Lusher and Rev. James Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Neal Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dale Bryant, Steve Bryant, Robert Wayne Fellure, Larry Burnette, Gary Fallon and Richie Dillon. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Davis, Phil Fisher, Jimmie Halley, Mike McCormick, Rodney Cook and Earl Burnette.
     Special Masonic services were held Saturday by the Patriot Lodge 496 and there will be a flag presentation at the graveside by VFW Post 4464.

Sunday Times Sentinel
February 10, 1991
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Athey, Lillie M. [Tate]

Widow of W.L. Athey Passes Early Sunday
Her 80 years Were Spent In Kyger Community - Rites Set for 2 [o'clock] Tuesday
     Mrs. Lillie M. Athey, widow of W. Lewis Athey, died at 1:40 Sunday morning at her home near Kyger, after a lingering illness. She was in her 80th year, having been born in Kyger, March 28, 1858 and her long and useful life was spent in that community.
     Funeral services will be held at the home on Jesse Creek at 2 o'clock Tuesday, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Burial in Kyger Cemetery by J.L. Coleman.
     Decedent was the oldest child of the late James C. Tate, miller at Kyger. Her grandfather, David Tate, was a merchant there having come to Kyger from Verriago County, PA. Her great-grandfather was James Tate, a soldier of the War of 1812.
     Mrs Athey's mother was a Morrow, a daughter of John Morrow, who owned a large area in Pennsylvania including what is now part of Pittsburgh.
     On April 27, 1884, she married Mr. Athey, the scion of a family that came from Ireland in 1664. He died Aug. 1, 1928. They are survived by the following children, William R., Harlan and Alma Athey and Mrs. Frances [missing rest of article].

[Note: stone: 1858-1937..death certificate: Born: March 28, 1858; died June 13, 1937, age 79 years, 2 months and 13 days. Parents J.C. Tate and Nancy Morrow]

Gallipolis Paper
June, 1937
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Athey, Mary Ann

     Mrs. Wm. Athey, in her seventy-sixth year, died at her home last Thursday, and was buried Saturday.  The funeral was held at the M. E. Church, Rev. Tumine, of Rutland, conducting the services.

[Note: Buried in Kyger Cemetery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday March 5, 1892
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Athey, Thomas

     Thomas Athey, formerly of Cheshire, died in Columbus Mar. 19, 1892 aged 75. He was born in North Carolina and moved to this town in 1842. Kids: Mrs. Martin Rupe, Cheshire; Wm. Athey Cheshire; Mrs. Benjamin Scott, Meigs Co.; Thomas Athey, Gallipolis ; Mrs. Charles Wideman, Colorado; Persy, David and Frank of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs Ellsworth Roush of Columbus and Payton Athey of Wheeling W.VA.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 26, 1897
Transcribed by J. Farley

Athey, William E.

Killed By Stroke
     William E. Athey, 75, died at his home near Kyger, Wednesday night as the result of a stroke of paralysis. He was an old resident in that locality. He leaves his wife and five children all living on Jessie Creek and near each other. The children are William, Harlan, Alma, Walter and Mrs. Frances Conkle. The funeral will take place from the residence at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Bolton of Rutland. The burial will be in the Kyger cemetery in charge of the Finsterwald funeral directors.

[Note: Buried as W.Lewis Athey. From tombstone: Born 1854 died 1928.]

Newspaper Not Named
No Date
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                         Top of Page

Atkeson, Cameron

     Cameron Atkeson, who was drowned a few weeks ago in the river, below Gallipolis, was found last Saturday about one mile below Bladensburg, and was recognized by his brothers, who took charge of him without an inquest over the body. C. D. Wall, Coroner

The Gallipolis Journal
May 15, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Atkeson, John

     Mr. John Atkeson died at his home in this city on Tuesday night last. For a long time past he had been in failing health, but it was not thought his condition was serious, and death came somewhat suddenly. He was 85 years of age, and a highly respected citizen, beloved by all, who knew him. He was buried on Sunday last at Mound Hill, Rev. P. A. Baker conducting the funeral services.

[Note: Died December 8, 1891]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, December 15, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Atkeson, Mary

     Died, in Green township, Gallia County, on the 9th inst., at the residence of the Rev. A. A. Martin, Mrs. Mary Atkeson, in the 76th year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 12, 1854

Atkeson, Mary

     MEMOIR of Mrs. Mary Atkeson, who departed this life at the residence of her son-in-law, Rev. A.A. Martin, in Gallia county, O., on the 8th inst., in the 76th year of her age. Mrs. A. was a native of Pennsylvania. She removed to Virginia, and from thence to this county, in which she has principally resided for the last 46 years, until released by the hand of death. As a citizen and neighbor, she was much respected, and esteemed most by those who knew her best. She was kind and tender to the afflicted and the poor. In the several relations of life, she has evinced not only fidelity but faithfulness and usefulness.
     This amiable sister, 31 years ago, was left a lonely widow. A family of ten children required her anxious care and ardent toil; three of whom have died, and as an evidence that the prayers of a mother are not forgotten, but rewarded in due time, all, save one, of the surviving seven are church members; one, Rev. Lewis A. A., is a useful and successful minister in the Ohio Conference. May the prayers of a now sainted mother, which have been sent up to heaven for all her children, be the instrument of the restoration of that only one to happiness and heaven.
     The last sixty-one years, this excellent lady has been a consistent and useful member of the Methodist Episcopal church. And though constitutionally timid, yet she has stood up in the church and class, and from a sense of duty testified of religion, and often has she been filled with ecstasy. Her cup of joy was often full. She longed to be free from earth---and with God. During the last twelve or fifteen years, she has been the subject of much affliction, but especially has she been so for the last thirteen months, the effects of a fall. Yet, amid all her sufferings, she was never heard to utter a murmur or complaint.
     Her last hours, as might have been expected, were calm, peaceful, and triumphant---When asked relative to her prospects, she said "she had given herself to God when young, and had never been forsaken, and was still trusting in and would soon be with Him." A smile of peace and triumph played on the cold clay. Her remains were deposited in the cold and silent grave, amid sighs, tears, and hopes, to await the resurrection morn.
E. V. BING Gallipolis, January 16, 1854

The Gallipolis Journal
January 26, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

Atkeson, Mary G. [Hayward]

     Died at Cold Neck, Cooper County, Mo., on the 3rd of October, Mrs. Mary G. Atkeson, wife of Mr. Andrew E. Atkeson, and daughter of Mr. Solomon Hayward of this place, in the 36th year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 28, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Atkinson, Frances Jane [Craft]

     Frances Jane, daughter of William and Elizabeth Craft, was born in Allegheny Co., VA. Dec. 18, 1842. In April 1864 she came to this county where she resided until death. On Sept. 12, 1866 she was united in marriage to Joseph Atkinson and to this union seven children were born, viz: Laura, Emma, Rosetta, Sarah, Mary, William and Anna, the four latter having preceded her in early childhood. She had five sisters and one brother, Lucinda, Sarah, Lizzie, Susan Delilan and John. Four half sisters, Margaret, Nancy, Betsey and Mary, and two half brothers, William and George, both having served in the Mexican War, while her father served in the war of 1812.
     In early womanhood she was converted and united with the M. E. church in Va., but in 1868 she united with the Christian Order church at Elizabeth Chapel where she remained an active and faithful member as long as health permitted. She had been very feeble for the past eight years, yet she bore her sickness with great patience, growing every day an object of love and tender care until she passed away June 11, 1911, aged 68 years 5 months and 23 days. The deceased was well and favored in this community where she had spent the greater part of her life. She was amiable, kindly and of virtuous disposition. Her life was an unassuming one, yet active in duties and responsibilities of the home and community. Her death is a great loss, the family having lost an affectionate companion, a kind loving mother, the community a friend and helper.
     She leaves to mourn their loss a husband, three daughters, Mrs. Ansel White, Mrs. Eli Shaver, Rosetta at home, one sister, Lucinda Kemper and ten grandchildren besides a host of other relatives and friends.
     The deep grief is assuaged by the testimony given thru her Christian life of faith and trust in God that our loss is her eternal gain and we truthfully say, "She done what she could."

A precious one from me is gone
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

The following nephews acts as pall bearers: [Obituary cut off.]

[Note: Buried at Mina Chapel Cemetery in Green Township. Date of death 6/11/1911.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page

Atkinson, Fred William

Death Thought Caused by Swallowing Chicken Bone
     Fred Atkinson, 40, who was born and reared in Gallipolis, died Sunday at his home at South Side, W. Va., after a two weeks illness. His death was thought to have been the result of swallowing a chicken bone, which set up an infection, relatives stated.
     He was the son of the late Lon and Rhoda Atkinson, and is survived by his wife, a son and two grandchildren. He was a nephew of Mrs. Henry White and Mrs. George Moodispaugh of this city who attended the funeral Tuesday afternoon in Baptist church at South Side.

[Note: b. 3/9/1887 d. 9/20/1931; dates from West Virginia Deaths, 1853-1970]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, p. 1
September 22, 1931
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark

Atkinson, Geraldine [Kennedy]

     Geraldine Kennedy Atkinson, 71, Pinecrest Care Center, died Saturday night. Born July 18, 1914, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Freeman and Ida Rupe Kennedy, she worked for G. C. Murphy Co. for 36 years as an assistant manager at the company's South Charleston, W.Va., store, and at the Point Pleasant store. She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of God in South Charleston. She married Roy D. Atkinson, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1975. Surviving are a sister, Adriene Owen of Rodney; and two brothers Clair "Bill" Kennedy of Indianapolis, Ind., and Gerald Kennedy of Rodney.
She was preceded in death by four brothers.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Red House, W. Va. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 tonight.

Gallipolis Tribune
February 25, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   Top of Page

Atkinson, Sophia [Boarb]

Death of Mrs. Atkinson
     Mrs. Sophia Atkinson, widow of the late Wiley Atkinson, died at her home on First Avenue Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 1906, aged 63 years. Her maiden name was Boarb, and before her marriage she lived down about Portsmouth. Her husband died about nineteen years ago, and she is survived by three children, Charles Atkinson, Mrs. May Eilard, of Pittsburg, and Mrs. Alice O’Connor, of this city. She has been a member of the Methodist Church since childhood and was a kind, Christian lady and mother. She had been ill with dropsy of the heart since last spring, and her death was not unexpected. The funeral services were held by Rev. Mr. Lewis. Interment by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 9, 1906
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Atwood, Nehemiah

     Died, at his residence in Raccoon township, on the 18th inst., Nehemiah Atwood, in the 78th year of his age. Mr. Atwood was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, A.D. 1792, came to Gallia County, Ohio, when a young man; Ohio at that time being sparsely settled. A.D. 1818, was married to Permelia Ridgway, only daughter of David Ridgway, Esq., and by their united efforts, frugality, integrity and indomitable perseverance soon secured to themselves a competency with which industry and proper economy are often rewarded. For fifty-one years they shared together the joys and sorrows, pleasures and pains, blessings and disappointments of life, when the Master took him to enter upon that higher life—hope of which, was to him as an anchor to the soul, sure and steadfast. A.D. 1851, he professed faith in Christ and united with the Freewill Baptist church, of which he was a faithful member until death. Such was his love of his Master's cause that he gave much of his time, influence and money for its promotion. Through his generosity he has secured to the denomination of his choice an excellent Institution of learning, known as "Atwood Institute," located in Albany, Athens County, Ohio. "Though dead he yet speaketh," and must long live in the memory of grateful hearts. Funeral services on the 20th inst., from Eccl. 12:7. May our Heavenly Father still bless and comfort the stricken widow as she journeys on to the golden city, where sickness, sorrow and separation entereth not. I. Z. Haning

The Gallipolis Journal
December 30, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Ayres, Hollis

Death of Hollis Ayres
     Mr. Hollis Ayres, the tailor, and about 31 years of age, living near the foot of Third Street, was taken ill with stomach trouble about 9 o'clock Saturday evening, and having been subject to attacks of that kind and always taking laudanum for it, he took a dose. Mrs. Ayres had always been in the habit of dropping it out for him, but there was but little in the bottle and on this occasion he took it himself. He was not stupefied by it at all, but being still ill and acting queerly and lying down she went for Dr. Cromley, but on explaining the matter to him, he did not think it necessary to go down, and told Mrs. Ayres the amount he had taken would not hurt him, to give some coffee, etc. Mrs. Ayres returning found him still ill, but not sleepy, continuing to talk but very weak. They put hot cloths upon his stomach and had no idea of his being at all dangerous. During the evening his brother Will and wife came in and left about midnight, thinking he was greatly better, but he seemed to grow weaker, and at about 2 o'clock he suddenly died while alone with his wife and very unexpectedly.
     Mrs. Ayres went into Mr. Frank McDaniels when she saw a change was coming over him, but he only breathed once after Mr. McDaniel came in, and his death is attributed altogether to heart failure and not to the laudanum. He had been about on the streets that day in his usual health, and came in just about the time of being taken sick. He had not been well, however, for a long time, though he had intended to go to Middleport this week and work at his trade, that of tailoring, having secured a job there.
     He leaves a wife and four little children. He was kind and amiable in disposition and an affectionate father and husband. He had had catarrh of the stomach for years and was really an invalid for a long time. His funeral services were conducted at 4 o'clock at his residence this afternoon by Rev. W.E.I. d'Argent, his burial following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. Out of a family of five brothers John, Will and sister Mrs. Fred Kling are all that are left. His widow was a daughter of the late Mr. Taylor, the shoemaker.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 15, 1895
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page

Ayres, Hollis

Death of Hollis Ayres
    Horace Ayres, son of Henry G. and Nancy J. Ayres, was born at Jackson Court House, W.Va., June 5, 1861. He spent his early days on a farm, both of his parents dying when he was quite a child. After the death of his parents he lived with a man by the name of William Johns, until he came to this city in 1879 and embarked in the tailoring business, learning the trade under his brother, Mr. John L. Ayres. He has since followed his chosen occupation, working with various firms. At the time of his death, he was employed by F.M. Osborn, the merchant tailor.
     He was married to Miss Maggie Taylor in 1882 and from this happy union was born four children, two boys, Fred and Vaught, and two girls, Myrtie and Ruth. who with their mother, mourn the loss of a kind husband and parent, and by his death there is a vacancy in the home circle that can never be filled, a longing for parental succor that can never be realized.
     He was of a retiring disposition, and for a number of years had been a sufferer from stomach trouble. He came home Saturday evening and retired about 9 o'clock, and an hour later awoke and complained of feeling badly. He was unwilling to send for medical aid saying he would soon be better, but as he
continued to grow worse, a doctor was summoned who did not arrive until the spark of life had fled. Besides his family, he leaves two brothers, J.L. and W.G. Ayres, and one sister, Mrs. Fred Kling. Funeral services were held at the family residence Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock by Rev. W.E.I. d'Argent, interment following at Mound Hill in charge of Wetherholt. The many friends of the family extend their deepest sympathy.

Gallipolis Journal
May 15, 1895
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Ayres, John L.

John L. Ayres Passes
Well Known Citizen Yields to Fatal Disease
     John L. Ayres, resident of Gallipolis for forty years, died Thursday, April 19, 1917, at 12:30 a.m., after five weeks illness with cancer of the stomach. He leaves a widow and two daughters--Miss Nina M. Ayres and Mrs. Henry Cherrington--and two sons by a former marriage--Chas. B. of Forth Worth, Tex, and Emory of Alliance, O. The funeral will be at the residence, 735 Second avenue, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, by Rev. Dr. Cherrington.
     John L. Ayres was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonidas Ayres, and was born at Ripley, Jackson County, W.Va., Oct. 25, 1854. He was married to his widow, then Lulu Stanley, Apr. 17, 1880. A tailor by trade, he became a well known and respected citizen of Gallipolis, and especially prominent in the affairs of the fraternity of Odd Fellows. His religious affiliation was with the Methodist Church. He was a companionable man, firm in his convictions, and had many friends, who will give warm sympathy to his widow and daughters. He will be greatly missed about town, where [he] has been a familiar figure and a genial friend to so many for a long, long time.

[Note: John was a tailor by trade. He is buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipois Daily Tribune
April 19, 1917
Transcribed by Henny Evans