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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-Can    

Car-Cav   Ch-Ci   Cl-Cof   Coh-Cov  Cow-Cy   D-Day   De-Dy   E-El   Em-Ew 

F-Fo   Fr-Fu   G-Gl   Go-Gu  H-Hap   Har-Haz   He-Hol   Hoo-Hu   I   J-Joh  

Jol-Ju   K   L-Law   Lay-Lev   Lew-Ly   M-Mau   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-Thom      

Thor-Ty   U   V   W-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilk   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

Bacon, Ora M. [Graham]

     Mrs. Ora M. Bacon, 64, Route 1, Racine, died Saturday night at the Holzer Medical Center, after becoming ill at her home.
     A housewife, Mrs. Bacon was born Aug. 7, 1918 at Millwood, W. Va., a daughter of the late Jerry and Clara Snyder Graham. She was a member of the Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans and the Auxiliary of the Racine Fire Department.
     Surviving are her husband, Judge John C. Bacon: four daughters Ramona Roush, Minersville; Wanda Lyons, Racine; Rita Boggess and Agnes Boggess, both of Racine; two sons, Franklin Brinker, Point Pleasant, W. Va., and Harold Brinker, Route 4, Pomeroy; five brothers, Robert Graham, Antiquity; John Graham, Atlanta, G.; Jerry Graham, Jr., Parkersburg W. Va.; Douglas Graham, Lapine, Ala., and Allan Graham, Sandwich, Ill., and 15 grandchildren. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ewing Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley Merrifield officiating. Burial will be in Letart Falls Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 17, 1983
Transcribed by J. Farley

Badgley, George

     Deceased, in Springfield township, in Gallia county, Ohio, August 1st, George Badgley, aged 55 years. Mr. B. was born in Ontario county, N.Y., in 1800, and removed to this state and county in 1827. In 1824 he was married to Rebecca, daughter of N. Eddy, and by this union had nine children. His wife Rebecca died in 1842. He was again united in marriage (13 years since) to Angeline, daughter of Wm. Weed, and by this union had eight children. All of his offspring survive him.
     He experienced a change of heart at the age of 33, under the preaching of Rev. Elijah Fields, and united with the Methodist Episcopal connection. In this connection he held the station of class leader, to the acceptance of the society. He afterwards joined the Regular Baptist connection, being baptized into the fellowship of the Springfield Church by Elder Lemuel Petty. He was elected deacon and trustee of this Church, and held these stations at the time of his death.—He was prostrated by an attack of the Typhoid fever, and after seven weeks of intense pain, yielded his spirit to Him who gave it. He was respected and esteemed as a christian and citizen, and beloved as a father, husband, and friend. In his lucid moments, though sorrowing at the thought of leaving his wife, children, and friends, he rejoiced at the thought of meeting his Savior in glory.      A discourse was delivered by Elder Levi McDaniel, when his mortal remains were committed to the dust, there to await "That resurrection word! that shout of victory! Oh grave, where is thy triumph now? And where, oh death, thy sting?"

The Gallipolis Journal
August 16, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Baggs, Taphena [McMillin]

For the Gallipolis Journal
Mrs. Geo. W. Baggs
     Mrs. Baggs, whose maiden name was Taphena McMillin, died Nov. 13th, A. D. 1875. She was a lady of more than ordinary mental and personal attractions. With the falling of the leaves of Autumn the body of one has been consigned to the tomb, whose lovely presence will long be missed in Vinton. She has passed away from the place which has known her so long and so pleasantly, and save in memory, those who loved her so well, will know her no more. She was a gentle Christian woman. Words are not rich enough to tell all that such a woman is. There is nothing in all the universe so good, so true, so beautiful, as a Christian woman. For she had received into her heart, till it shone forth as a part of her character, the love of her Divine Master. My pen lingers lovingly upon her name, and I would fain say something of her, whose name is beyond the need of human praise, that would make her example more beautiful and endearing to the living. She was industrious, kind, and attentive to her family, and was always, ready where help was needed.
     When great sorrow fell upon her, and ceaseless suffering, the light from Heaven seemed to radiate her face, and with an angel’s patience, a child-like smile, and an unfaltering faith, she went down into the valley of shadows. But no, eloquence can soothe him who loved her and knew her best her husband. To hear him speak of his wife, as he knew her when a girl at school, when he married her, the loveliest girl in all the country side, when he received into his heart the fragrance of her example, when he watched over her, dying, only to marvel at the endurance and sweetness of her patience, is to learn what a force spiritual development, what a ceaseless inspiration it could exercise over those around her. Precious to those who live is the memory of such a life.
     E. T. Mc.
     Vinton, O., Dec. 27, 1875

Unknown Newspaper
About Monday, December 27, 1875
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux  

Baggs, Taphena

     BAGGS - In Vinton, on Saturday, November 13th, 1875, of hemorage [sic], Mrs. Taphena Baggs, wife of Mr. George W. Baggs. The deceased was a worthy woman. She leaves five children.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday November 18, 1875
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux                                                                      Top of Page

Bailey, Anne [Hennis]

Mrs. Anne Bailey
Died in Harrison Township in this county, on Tuesday the 22nd, the celebrated Mrs. Anne Bailey.
     From the best account we have had she must have been about 115 years of age. According to her own account her father was a soldier in the Queen Anne's War, that on getting a furlough to go home, he found his wife with a fine daughter in her arms, whom he called Anne, after the Queen, as a token of respect.
     In 1714, she went from Liverpool to London, with her mother, on a visit to her brother; while there she saw Lord Lovatt beheaded [note beheaded in 1747]. She came to the U.S. the year after Braddock's Defeat, aged then 46 years. Her husband was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, after that to avenge his death she joined the garrison, under the command of Col. William Clendinen, where she remained until the departure of the Indians from the country. She has always been noted for intrepid bravery.
     Col. Clindenin says, while he was commander of the garrison, where Charleston, Kanawha, is located, an attack by the Indians was hourly expected, on examination it was believed that the ammunition on hand was insufficient to hold out a siege of any length; to send even two, three or four men to Lewisburg, the nearest place it could be had, a distance of 100 miles was like sending men to be slaughtered and to send a larger force was weakening to the garrison.
     While in this state, Anne Bailey, volunteered to leave the fort in the night and go to Lewisburg. She did so and travelled the wilderness where not the vestige of a house was to be seen; arrived safe at Lewisburg, delivered her order, received the ammunition and returned to her post amidst the pandits of a grateful people.

[Note: The Queen Anne War was between 1702-1713. Lord Lovatt was the last person beheaded in England...this was in the year 1747. Some researchers believe that Anne was born in 1742 and died Nov. 22, 1825, thus making her not as old as this article thinks her to be; however, her heroics are legend. She has four nicknames..."A Daughter of the Revolution", The Pioneer Heroine of the Great Kanawha Shore", "The White Squaw of Kanawha" and "Mad Anne". The last name was given to her because the Indians thought her either possessed by an evil spirit or that she was insane because of her fearless adventures.
     She became a skilled frontier scout, horsewoman, hunter, messenger and storyteller, wearing buckskins, carrying hatchet, knife and long rifle. Her husband, John Bailey, another frontiersman and army ranger, the forerunners of today's special forces. They moved to Clendenin's Settlement in the Great Kanawha Valley where she would make her famous ride. Her career continued until 1795 and the signing of the Greenville Treaty to end the Indians Wars.
     Anne was born Anne Hennis. She married Richard Trotter in 1765 and he was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant Oct. 19, 1774. They had one son, William, who was born April 25, 1767, in Virginia and died March 20, 1831 in Gallia County. Anne married John Bailey Nov.3,1785 in Lewisburg, (West) Virginia and he died in 1802. In 1817, her son, William, moved to Gallia County and she accompanied him. She was buried in Gallia County, but later relocated to "Tu-Endie-Wei", Point Pleasant Battle Monument State Park in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.]

[Addendum: This is written on the plaque at the Pt. Pleasant State Park "ANN HENNIS TROTTER BAILEY BORN IN LIVERPOOL, ENG. 1742 DIED 1825 REVOLUTIONARY SCOUT               COL. CHAS. LEWIS CHAPTER, D.A.R. 1925"

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

Bailey, Annie E.

     Mrs. Annie E. Bailey, well known here, she and her late husband, William Bailey, having made their home here for many years and Mr. Bailey being the brother of Mrs. Henry R. Shepard, died at her home at Barnesville, O., on the 2nd of this month of cancer.  She left a daughter, Mrs. John Kyles.  Mr. Bailey was a great sufferer with asthma and died of that disease.  Mrs. Bailey was a large, portly woman of [an] unusual merry and kind disposition, beloved by all who knew her.

Note: Anne E. Piper Bailey, wife of Wm. C. Bailey, b. Sep. 23 1842; died Aug. 26, 1891; burial Southern Cemetery, Barnesville, Belmont Co. OH; Find A Grave

Gallipolis Journal
September 30, 1891
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Bailey, Bell [Marcum]

     VINTON - Bell Marcum Bailey, 65, of Vinton, passed away Friday, September 14, 2001, at her residence. She was born December 7, 1935 in Crum, West Virginia, daughter of the late Sam Kelly Marcum and Mary Dillon Marcum. She was a member of Chapel Hill Church of Christ at Gallipolis.
     Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Peggy Shadwick of Vinton, and Ronnie Shadwick of Vinton; a daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Dennis Varney of Piketon; four grandchildren, Greg Varney, Cyndal and Derrick Shadwick, and Jaiden Shadwick; five brothers, Liss (Betty) Marcum of Crum, West Virginia, Jim Marcum of Bidwell, Paul (Verla) Marcum of Pataskala, Rob (Frances) Marcum of Vinton, and Dave Marcum of Columbus; two sisters, Josie Boyer of Gallipolis, and Florence Fletcher of Gallipolis; many special friends; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters, Kelly Marcum, Paulene Marcum, Nancy Marcum and Sarah Collins Stroud.
     Services will be 11 a.m. on Monday, September 17, 2001, at Chapel Hill Church of Christ, with Pastor Bob Winston officiating. Interment will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton on Sunday, September 16, 2001, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the funeral.

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

Bailey, Carrie Ruth

Death of Miss Bailey
     Miss Carrie Ruth Bailey, youngest daughter and child of Mr. J. D. Bailey, who since the death of her mother, has made her home at Mr. C. D. Bailey’s above town, died at 8:30 this Thursday morning, May 24, 1900, in her 24th year. She had been in ill health all winter and at the end of the term of school just preceding the last term, gave up her room in Washington School, and in the last three months made a steady decline to death with that dread disease, consumption.
     She was a handsome, jovial hearted, industrious young lady, and a general favorite with all who knew her. She had been a teacher in the Public Schools for three years. She was a graduate of the class of ’95 from Washington School, and her classmates were Robert and Edgar Alcorn, Florence Stone, Jennie Pillow, Garnet Parker, Edna Green, Ethel McDaniel, Samuel Dunbar, Harry R. Hurn, James Walker and Allen Davis.
     She leaves besides her father, a brother Frank, in the South, and a sister Miss Alice, who holds a responsible position in Cincinnati, but who has been with her for a few weeks. Another brother, Mr. Wynn Bailey, died sometime ago. Everyone that knew Miss Bailey, will feel sad to hear of her bright young life being forever closed, and her relatives who knew her best, will feel her loss keenly.
     The time of her funeral services has been set for 3 p.m. Friday. Hayward & Son have charge of the burial, which will be at Mound Hill.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 24, 1900
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                        Top of Page

Bailey, Carrie W.

Mrs. J. D. Bailey
     Mrs. Carrie W. Bailey passed away Friday, April 1st. Mrs. Bailey suffered for a long time with that scourge, consumption. She was a lady much respected for her domestic virtues and the sweet patience exhibited under all circumstances. She leaves a husband and four children. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. F. Creighton, Sunday. We heartily sympathize with Mr. Bailey in his great loss.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Tp]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday April 7, 1881
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Bailey, Charles D.

Bailey, Charles D. Found Dead in His Pasture Lot Sunday Noon
and Badly Used by Vicious Bull
     Hon. C.D. Bailey was found dead and rigid in his pasture lot Sunday noon, Nov. 4, 1906. The startling intelligence was quickly passed from house to house over town, and many friends went up to his farm, about two miles and a half above the city, only to find his family terribly shocked and excited over the truly awful occurrence. Mr. Bailey left home between seven and eight o'clock Sunday morning, as was his custom to frequently do, going over to his pasture beyond the first rows of hills back of his residence.
     The family had dinner about 11 o'clock or possibly a little later, and Mr. Bailey had not yet arrived. They thinking he would do so every minute sat down and finished their dinner. He still not coming, Dick Long and Charles Tyler, employed on the place, were sent to look him up, and found him as stated, and more they found that he had been crushed and rolled on the ground for perhaps a hundred yards, by a vicious Poll Bull kept in the pasture. The conclusion was that the bull had attacked and overcome him, and after killing him had continued to butt and crush him.
     Dr. Bean, the family physician was called and also Coroner Parker who reviewed the remains. Dr. Bean made the post mortem and found his back, and the ribs on his right side broken, his collar bone and shoulder crushed, the back of his hands bare of skin and his face badly lacerated. They also found that he had been dead for sometime, being cold and rigid. His watch had stopped at 9:15, which is supposed to have been the time he was attacked.
     About two and a half years ago Mr. Bailey had a light attack of paralysis. He has been complaining of late and Dr. Bean has been treating him. The Doctor thinks that one of these attacks may have come on, or that it was coming on and being sick, dead or bad off, he was incapable of making any resistance and that the animal wounded and bruised him while he was unconscious. His hat and cane were lying practically undisturbed where he had apparently placed them, and it may be that he was practically dead when the bull attacked him. Mr. Bailey knew it was vicious. Others saw the bull come up to within 40 or 50 feet of where Mr. Bailey would be sitting and paw and bellow for a fight, one of the boys had shot out one of the animal's eyes in defending himself from it, and it is strange that Mr. Bailey would put himself in his way, but one of Mr. Bailey's characteristics was his fearlessness, and he must have been at a great disadvantage or there would have been signs of a struggle. His cane was not marked to show that it had been used at all, nor were there any marks on the animal. It is a terribly sad affair be as it may.
     Mr. Bailey was the eldest son of Emory and Sophronia Bailey and was born in this city 79 years ago and was reared and educated here. He is survived in his parents family by his brother J. Dudley Bailey, of Apache, Oklahoma, sisters, Mrs. Summers and Misses Frank and May Bailey.
     He was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Cherrington, dau. of Hon. Pennel Cherrington and his wife Janet Johnston. They became the parents of ten children,only four surviving, two sons James J., and Chas. P. Bailey, the latter of Lexington, Ky., and daughters Mrs. W.A. Sharon and Miss May Bailey.
     In early life he was a steamboat clerk on the Kanawha river. He afterwards formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, the late Wm. Cherrington, and they carried on before and during the war an extensive livery business. They became government contractors during the war and became very rich furnishing horses for the war as well as hay and other feed. After the war he and Mr. Cherrington retired from the livery business and built themselves beautiful homes up the river road. Mr. Bailey met with reverses and losses through endorsing for friends, and by the depreciation of high-priced property bought during the war shrinking to prices that were lower than ever known. Notwithstanding all this he weathered the storm and came out on the top and on the right side. While he was prominent in city affairs, member of Council, member and President of the Board of Education, one of the charter members and Vice President of the Ohio Valley Bank for years, member of Board of Directors and President of half or more of the past Gallia County fairs, dealer in the finest cattle and at one time fine bred horses, member of the Board of County Commissioners, member of the State Board of Agriculture and at one time President of the Board, always an active minded pushing man of great importance and good to his town.
     Personally he was pleasant and agreeable, a true friend honest and upright, a Mason, and a man of worth and force and even though he had reached a great age, he will still be missed. Such men as he never outlive their usefulness. His family will have the warmest sympathy from all who
knew him or knows them.
     The funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at his late residence, conducted by the Rev. H.B. Lewis of Grace M.E. Church. The burial will be by Hayward & Son at Bethel on Chickamauga.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 5, 1906
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page

Bailey, Charles Pennel

Charles Bailey Dead
     Mr. Charles Pennel Bailey, son of the late C. D. Bailey of this city, died Sunday at his home in Huntington. He was a brother of Mrs. Arthur Blazer, who resides on the home farm, and Mrs. W. A. Sharon of Chickamauga. The funeral was held in Huntington.

The Gallia Times
February 3, 1921
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Bailey, Henry Nelson

Death of Captain H.N. Bailey
     Henry Nelson Bailey died last Sunday morning a few minutes before nine o'clock, after an illness with Bright's disease that had confined him at home and forbidden the prosecution of business for more than sixteen months.
     He was fifty-two years of age last March and was the third in the family of seven living children of Mr. & Mrs.. Emory Bailey--Hon. Charles D. Bailey being first, Mrs. Capt. James E. Summers second, Mrs. W.M. Ridenour fourth, Mr. J. Dudley Bailey fifth, Miss Frank Bailey sixth and Miss Mary Bailey seventh. When young he learned to be a steamboat engineer, and was one of the best that ever plied the river. His lively disposition, strict attention to duty and courteous manners made him very popular whereever known. He was a prudent in his expenditures and had an ambition to advance, and did advance in the line of his business and became the commander of several fine boats. for many years he was in what was called the "Red River trade" and made money rapidly for his employers and himself and finally became the owner of a valuable boat, The Nettie Hartupee, which was destroyed by fire at the Gallipolis wharf.
     In the fall of '65' he quit the river and with his brother-in-law, Mr. W.M. Ridenour, went into the boot and shoe business on Court Street and for many years the firm of Bailey & Ridenour, wholesale dealers in boots and shoes, was one of the leading firms in Southern Ohio and did an immense business. Long before he was confined at home, however, he was in delicate and failing health and the business was gradually contracted and a few years ago the partnership was dissolved and finally merged into the retail trade only.
     With the lessening of his cares and anxieties he fondly hoped to recruit his failing health and at times he was greatly encouraged in the belief that he was doing so, but for many years his health has been a serious of relapses and rallies and without permanent improvement and for the past sixteen months he has held death at arm's length and seemed to live through courage and force of will. A little over two weeks ago he desired to be taken to the country, to the old homestead of his wife, one of the daughters of the late Hon. Penel Cherrington, on Chickamauga. He seemed to improve for a week or more, when he suffered a relapse and there, where he wooed and won his wife and where their fortunes were united on the 11th day of July, twenty-six years ago, he left her where he found her, beneath the same old family roof-tree and passed away peacefully as a child upon its mother's bosom and with that same fond trust and confidence in his Saviour that the infant has in the arms of its Mother.
     He united with the Methodist Church some fifteen years ago and was not only prominent in the affairs, but faithful to its creed and precepts and was always ready to advance its interest with his purse and time. He loved his church next to his family and next to his family was beloved by it. For worldly honors he was not aspirant, but no enterprise of moment among his fellow citizens were failed to receive the recognition it deserved at his hands. He was twice elected member of the City Council from his ward and was mainly instrumental in having the site of Mound Hill Cemetery purchased by the city and in the railroad, steamboat and commercial interests of the city his counsel and advise were always respected and he was always one of the prominent moulders of public opinion in every matter of importance and gave it hearty and cordial support.
     He will be missed --missed by his family, a widow, son and daughter to whom he was ever kind and affectionate and by whom he was dearly beloved and from whom through all his long struggle with disease, he received every token of kindness and affection. He will be missed--missed by the members of his church, who cannot fail to remember his cheery presence in meeting and class and his ever open purse to every needful demand. He will be missed--missed by his business acquaintances, who were ever wont to call upon him in the furtherance of every good work. He will be missed--sadly missed by the poor, unfortunate and distressed, who have ever found him a friend in need. He will be missed by a wide circle of sincere friends, who ever found in him a pleasant and courteous companion, whom they loved. And lastly, though not least, he will be missed by the writer of these lines, who has known him intimately for many years, and who as he seeks to record a weak testimonial to his many virtues, finds his eyes blinded with tears and a heart paralyzed as it were.

[Note: Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Addison Township; b. 3/30/1834 - d. 8/29/1886. Name is listed as Henry W. Bailey in Ohio Deaths and Burials 1854-1997]

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

Bailey, J. Dudley

J. Dudley Bailey Dead
Passed Away in West. He was a former Gallipolis merchant
     We regret exceedingly to record the death of J. Dudley Bailey, a former citizen and merchant of this city. Word was received by his sisters, the Misses Frances and May at Fair Haven, Monday that he had died in the hospital at El Reno, Oklahoma, the day before. The body will be brought home for funeral services and burial and will arrive here Wednesday evening and be taken to the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Eliza Bailey. As to the final disposition nothing has been determined as yet.
     It is not known exactly what his trouble was. When he was here on a visit in the early summer he was treated by Dr. Bean for complicated liver and heart trouble. He was about 63 years old, a son of the late Emory Bailey and besides the sisters named is survived by one sister, Elizabeth, widow of the late Capt. James Summers, the veteran pilot and coal merchant.
     Dud as he was familiarly called was an old Gallia Academy boy. He became a leading merchant of this city, built and occupied the block now owned by Mrs. James C. Priestley and occupied by the Corn's bottling works, Miss Thompson's confectionery and Kuhn's nickel show. He was a partner in business with Capt. Summers for a long time at the corner of Cedar and 2nd Avenue.
     He was united in marriage with Miss Carrie Wynne, daughter of Jacob Wynne of Cincinnati and niece of John Wynne in that day the leading people of Cincinnati. His wife was a beautiful and lovely woman and bore him five children, only two of whom survive, Frank of Minneapolis and Alice, wife of William Gray of Cincinnati. His wife died many years ago.
     Mr. Bailey was not fortunate in business here and went West many years ago and tried to regain a fortune. How he succeeded is not known as he was very reticent in regard to his private affairs He was a man that was generally well liked and had lots of friends. He was a younger brother of the late C.D. Bailey and Capt. Henry N. Bailey, both among our leading citizens.
     Mr. Bailey on his visit here last summer and the summer before met as many of his old friends as possible and it seemed to bring him great happiness. We will have further particulars in a day or so.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 19, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Bailey, Janet M.

Miss Bailey, 82, Retired Teacher Dies
     Miss Janet Bailey, 82, a resident of 5 Court St., died at 9 a.m. today in Holzer hospital, where she had been a patient since September. Miss Bailey was a prominent music teacher, until her retirement and at one time taught in a South Carolina college. She was one of the older members of Grace Methodist Church where she taught the Progressive Bible class for many years.
     The body is at Miller’s Home for Funerals, and other details and funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 5, 1965

Services Are Slated Sunday
     Services for Miss Janet M. Bailey, 82, who died at 7 a.m. Friday in Holzer hospital, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate, and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
     Miss Bailey was born in Gallipolis Sept. 21, 1882, daughter of the late James J. and Sarah Amelia Monroe Bailey. She was a piano teacher in Gallipolis for 40 years after having taught in the Lander School in Greenwood, S. C. Her musical education was received at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass. She was a graduate of Gallia Academy.
     Two surviving sisters are Miss Ruth Bailey and Mrs. Jackson (Helen) Gould, both of Columbus, and a number of cousins.
     The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that persons make donations to the Janet Bailey Scholarship fund of the Holzer School of Nursing. Miss Bailey was an active member of Grace Methodist Church and the Women’s Society of Christian Service, and taught the Progressive Bible class for many years.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, March 6, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page

Bailey, Monroe

Death of Monroe Bailey
     Monroe Bailey, the only son of Mr. James Bailey, died Saturday in Columbus Hospital, Chicago, of abscess of the liver. He was was twenty years of age, and was preparing himself to be an electrician, under his uncle, Mr. Harry Monroe, of Chicago, but had lived in Columbus until but a few months ago, and was one of the best football players at Central High School, of that city.
     He is survived by his father, mother and sister, Miss Janet, the latter teaching music at Lewisburg Female college. The deepest sypmathy is being extended to them by their hosts of friends here, as Monroe was raised here, and was one of the most popluar youths in the town. He was a bright handsome lad, of winning personality and charming manner, and his death will cause a pang in the heart of many an old playmate.
     The funeral was held at Bethel, directed by Hayward & Son, on Tuesday, the body arriving on that day, accompanied by the boy's mother [Minnie Monroe Bailey]. The pall bearers were Clyde Ingles, Poe Bradbury, Fred Ashworth and Stanley Huntington.

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 23, 1906
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Bailey, Tommie E.

    Died, July 9th A.D. 1862, at the residence of Pennel Cherrington, Esq., in Addison township, Tommie E. Bailey, son of Charles and Margaret Bailey, aged 9 years and 6 months. The death of a child is . . . particularly afflictive in [this] case . . .The eldest child . . .a special favorite with his grand-parents at whose house he
died . . .

The Gallipolis Journal
November 27, 1862
Transcribed by Eve Hughes

Bailey, Mrs. Walter [Clark]

     Mrs. Walter Bailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Clark of Chambersburg, died at the home of Mrs. Wm. Allen at Michigan City, Ind., Feb. 14, 1908, of consumption. Her home was in Chicago but she had gone to Michigan City for treatment, where she had been a few weeks before the end came.
     Mrs. Bailey was born Dec. 19, 1872, in Gallia County and was therefore aged 35 years, 1 month, and 28 days. She leaves besides a loving husband in Chicago, a father and mother, brothers Noah S. and John of Chambersburg, and Lon of Arabia, and sisters Mrs. W. S. Archer of London. O., and Mrs. C. W. Bodimer of Chambersburg.
     She united with the Mt. Carmel M. E. Church when quite young and was a consistent christian lady and her death brings sorrow to a host of friends.

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 28, 1908
Vol. XLI No. 14
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                      Top of Page  

Bailey, William Henry

     Died, on the 22nd ult., William Henry, son of Charles D. and Margaret Bailey, aged about 18 months.

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

Baine, R. M.

     Dr. R.M. Baine, who has been practicing medicine in Gallipolis for several months past, died of consumption on the 16th inst. His remains were taken to Cambridge for interment.

Athens Messenger
April 29, 1875
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker                                                     Top of Page

Baird, Alexander  [no cemetery entry]

     Mr. Alexander Baird, residing near Wyoma, W. Va., died suddenly last Saturday night from heart trouble. He was about 67 years of age and leaves a wife and family. The funeral and burial took place at Zion. Mr. Baird formerly lived near Bulaville, Gallia county, where he has relatives.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 24, 1903
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Baird, Gerald Junior

Gerald Baird, 42, Claimed Unexpectedly   
Gerald Junior Baird, 42, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died unexpectedly around 3:30 p.m., thursday enroute to the Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health about one year. A truck driver Mr. Baird was born Nov. 5, 1927, in Mrogan Twp., son of the late Ira and Nancy Barry Baird. He married the former Nedra Lane. She survives, along with the following children: Ethel, Nola, Rusty and Benny Ira, all at home.
     Brothers and sisters surviving are: Clarence Shriver, Addison; Mrs. John Shaver, Bidwell; Mrs. Floyd Blazer, Mrs. Roy Denney, Oscar and Glen Baird, all of Gallipolis, and Henry Baird, Cheshire. One brother and one half-brother preceded him in death.
     He spent all his life in Gallia County. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. Jack Finnicum officiating. Burial will be in Campaign Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m., on Sunday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by J. Farley

Baird, Lola Gail [Halfhill]

     The call was given, the answer clear. We never thought that death was so near; yet Lola Gail, the daughter of Frank and Dillie Lemley Halfhill answered this call at the close of the day December 18, 1966. Gail was one of seven children of this union; she was born November 4, 1897 in Cheshire Township, being 69 years, 1 month and 14 days at the time of passing, where she spent her early life.
     On January 15, 1918, she was united in marriage to Ora Baird who preceded her in death July 22, 1952; to this union was born eight children; the following survive, Wayne of Ashville; Elmer of Cheshire; Mrs. Flossie Boggess of St. Albans, WV; Mrs. Frances Parsons of Vinton; Mrs. Della Casto of Circleville and Mrs. Dillie McCormick of Gallipolis, Route 1; besides the children there are 31 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, one brother, Ora Halfhill of Cheshire and two sisters, Mrs. Vail Pullins of Cheshire and Mrs. Phyllis Burns of Evergreen. Two brothers, Harrison and Bud Halfhill and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Baird and Mrs. Thelma Taylor and a half-sister, Mrs. Nora Adams, preceded her in death.
     Gail was a member of the Bulaville Grange and Campaign Baptist Church; where she took active part in all activities. She was a member of the Happy Home Club of the church and attended their last meeting on December 8th giving the opening prayer of the club.

[Note: buried Campaign Cemetery, Addison Township]

Gallipolis Paper
December 18, 1966
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Baird, Lola Gail

Mrs. Baird, 69, Succumbs After Illness
     Mrs. Lola Gail Baird, 69, a resident of Rt. 1, Gallipolis, widow of Ora Baird, died at 7 p.m. Sunday in Holzer Hospital, where she had been a patient for three hours. Mrs. Baird was born in Cheshire twp., on Nov. 4, 1897, daughter of the late Frank and Dillie Lemley Halfhill. She was one of seven children, and survivors of the immediate family are a brother and two sisters, Ora Halfhill of Cheshire, Mrs. Phyllis Burns of Evergreen and Mrs. Vail Pullins of Cheshire. Two brothers and a sister are deceased.
     Two sons and four daughters surviving are Wayne Baird of Ashville, Elmer Baird of Cheshire, Mrs. Flossie Boggess of St. Albans, W. Va., Mrs. Frances Parsons of Vinton, Mrs. Della Casto of Circleville, and Mrs. Dillie McCormick of Rt. 1 Gallipolis. There are 30 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Two of the grandchildren, Billie and Lola McCormick, were reared in the Baird home.
     Mrs. Baird was a member of Bulaville Grange and Campaign Baptist Church. The body is at Miller’s Home for Funerals, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 19, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                                            

Baird, Nellie [Halfhill]

Mrs. Baird Dies at 54 In Hospital
     Gallipolis -- Mrs. Nellie Baird, 54, died at 10:05 p.m. Saturday at Holzer Hospital, where she had been a patient for 11 days. Daughter of Mrs. Dillie Lemley Halfhill and the late Frank Halfhill, Mrs. Baird was born April 11, 1900, in Cheshire Township, one of nine children. One brother and five sisters survive: Ora Halfhill of Cheshire, Gail Baird of Bulaville, Mrs. Fonzo (Thelma) Taylor and Mrs. Walter (Vail) Pullins of Poplar Ridge, Mrs. Matthew
(Phyllis) Burns of Evergreen, and a half-sister, Mrs. Nora Adams, who is hospitalized in Los Angeles. Two brothers preceded her in death: Harrison and Bud Halfhill.
     She attended the Africa Road School in Cheshire Township (the school no longer exists), and she was a member of Kyger Council of the Daughters of America. As a girl she was a member of the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church, but moved her membership to Campaign Church after she was married Dec. 22, 1922, to Stacy Baird, who survives. They were married by Justice of the Peace A. E. Dunn in the Gallia County Courthouse. They moved from the Campaign vicinity two years ago.
     Their son, Charles William Baird, was killed in 1947 in Cheshire in an automobile accident. She is survived by these six daughters: Mrs. James (Sylvia) Mayes of Gallipolis; the other five at home -- Grace Baird, Nora and Stella, telephone operators; Mary Ann, a senior, and Anna May, a junior, GAHS students.
     Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Campaign Church, the Rev. Sherley Woods of Cheshire officiating, and burial will be in Campaign Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Maurice Thomas, C.E. Thomas, Carl Rife, Roy Thaxton, Virgil Thaxton, and Ernest Carpenter. The Rev. S.C. Hoelle, pastor of Gallipolis First Church of God, will assist the Rev. Mr. Woods. Friends may call at the last residence, 128 Fourth Ave. after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Athens Messenger (Athens, Ohio)
Monday, April 19, 1954. Page 3
Transcribed by Ronni Mayes                                                                                Top of Page

Baird, William Harrison

     Died, on the 21st day of March, 1862, William Harrison Baird, aged 21 years and 26 days. The deceased had for some time been afflicted with sickness, but had measurably recovered. At the wake of a deceased neighbor he was taken with a chill and was assisted home; fever and delirium succeeded, and in the short space of about two days, he departed this life. William was a young man of industrious habits, and of a friendly, sociable turn of mind, and highly esteemed by all who knew him.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 8, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Baker, Addie [Boster]

Addie Baker Dies At 87
     Mrs. Addie Baker, 87, wife of Charles Baker, Lower River Rd., died at 9 a.m. Sunday at the family home. She had been in failing health for the past several weeks due to her advanced years. Mrs. Baker was a native and spent all of her life in Gallia county. She was born on Oct. 8, 1871, the daughter of the late Reuben and Emily Kerns Boster. She was united in marriage with Charles Baker on Aug. 4, 1894.
     Eight children were born to that union, and four sons and one daughter survive, Ralph of Akron,; Wayne Vance and Carl, all of the Lower River Rd.,, and Mrs. Lincoln (Mary) Call, Lower River Rd., a teacher in the Gallipolis schools. Two daughters and a son preceded her in death, a daughter in infancy and Mrs. Morris (Clarice) Brown, who died on Aug. 13, 1921, and a son Lloyd who was killed in an auto accident on December 23, 1928. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. E.L. (Nola) Robertson of Banning, Calif., and 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Baker was a member of the Clay Chapel Methodist church prior to its closing, and since that time had attended Ohio Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ohio Chapel Methodist church. Rev. Roscoe Moore and Rev. Wade Radford, former pastor will officiate and burial will follow in Clay Chapel cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home until noon Tuesday when the casket will be taken to Ohio Chapel and will be open for one hour prior to the service. Pall bearers will be I. Howard Neal, Charles Chevalier, Clark Chevalier, Homer Baker, Lawrence Boster and Fred Wheatley.

[Note: Addie Baler died Jan.  4, 1959.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 5, 1959, p. 1
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Baker, America [Northup]

Rites For America Northup Baker Are To Be Held Sunday
Time is 2 P.M. At Wetherholt Funeral Home
     Funeral services for America Northup Baker, who died Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Sigler, 238 First Avenue, less than a month before her 89th birthday anniversary, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the George J. Wetherholt and Sons funeral home.
     The venerable widow of J. N. Baker, whom she married March 24, 1880, in the same Green Twp. house in which she was born February 7, 1857 was strictly “a homebody”, was intensely interested in her family, and made her home a model of hospitality for all friends and relatives who called on her. Her husband died in the autumn of 1938 at the age of 88 years.
     Mrs. Baker spent all her life within a radius of one mile from her birthplace except for four years during which she and her husband lived in Hampton, Ia., and nearly three years just passed during which she resided with her daughter, Mrs. Garnet Sigler in Gallipolis. Infirmities of old age were the cause of her death, but she had been critically ill for about 10 days.
     Daughter of Ansel and Lavenia McCall Northup decedent is survived by Mrs. Sigler, Wilbur A. Baker, Springfield, Ill., Mrs. Pearl Heil, Malta, O., Mrs. Bernice Anderson and Charles E. Baker, Jacksonville, Ill., and Mrs. Jessie Berridge, Royal Oak, Mich.; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Two sisters, who will be unable to attend the funeral, also survive: Mrs. F. C. Smith, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Mary Pickens Springfield. A daughter, Margaret, died in infancy.
     Rev. Charles G. Baird, rector of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, will officiate at the funeral; burial will be made in Mound Hill cemetery. Pall bearers will be Harry Maddy, Stanley Lanier, Dr. L. C. Cowden, H. W. McHenry, Elmer Hatfield, and Lew Grube.

Newspaper clipping, undated.
Date of death: 9 Jan 1946
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                           Top of Page

Baker, Audrey A.

Mrs. Baker, 40, Claimed Early Today
     Mrs. Audrey A. Baker, 40, of Rt. 1, Patriot (Loucks Rd.) died at 12:15 a.m., today in the Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health four years. She had been employed by the G. C. Murphy Co., several years before retiring, due to ill health.
     She was born March 12, 1932, in Gallia County, daughter of Roy and Lillian Albright Monroe, who survive. She is also survived by her husband, Ray Baker, whom she married on July 22, 1950, at Northup, and one son and one daughter, William Lewis Baker, Rt. 2, Patriot, and Carolyn Sue Baker, at home. She spent her life in Gallia County. She attended Salem Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Nichols officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesday.

[Note: From Social Security Death Index/Ancestry date of death was September 11, 1972.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Lynn Anders 

Baker, Carl

     Carl A. Baker, 71, a resident of Lower River Rd., Gallipolis, died around 2:15 p.m. Sunday at him home. He had been ill the past five months. He was a lifetime farmer, specializing in truck crops and beef cattle. Mr. Baker was born July 5, 1905, in Clay Twp., son of the late Charles W. and Addie Boster Baker.
     He married Marcella Reibel of Pomeroy on May 29, 1942. She survives, along with two children, Mrs. William B. (Frances) Thomas and Lloyd Baker , both of Gallipolis. Two granddaughter survive along with three brother and one sister: Ralph Baker, Bradenton Fla; Wayne and Vance, both of Gallipolis; Mrs. Lincoln (Mary) Call, Eureka. One sister, Mrs. Morris (Clarice) Brown and one brother , Lloyd Baker and an infant sister preceded him in death. Mr. Baker attended Gallia Academy High School. He was a long time member of the
Farm Bureau.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Gallia County Cancer Society. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Wilson Wahl officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Raymond Willis, Russ Willis, Tom Russell, Bob Marchi, Walter Schoonover, Don Call and Charles Curnutte.

Gallipolis Tribune
September 13, 1976
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover, niece

Baker, Charles Ernest

Charles E. Baker Ends Own Life
     Charles Ernest Baker, 62, a familiar figure about the two towns for the past 2 1/2 years, ended his own life by hanging himself in the garage at the home of his sister, Mrs. Frank Heil of Upper Malta, Monday morning. Mr. Baker, who was injured a number of years ago in a fall down an elevator shaft, had contracted the “flu” or virus infection which has been going the rounds here, this winter, some weeks ago, but had been working at the Tidy House plant. However, he had complained about his injured arm giving him much pain and, on Monday, a bright sunshiny day, told Mrs. Heil he thought he would go for a bicycle ride to cheer himself up. This was about 8:30 and when he did not return at 10, she became alarmed and went to the garage to investigate and found him dead.
     Malta Patrolman William D. Huntsman was summoned and Coroner Dr. A. A. Coulson who gave a verdict of suicide by hanging. The body was removed to the Fisher funeral home and taken to Gallipolis, yesterday, where funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock, this (Thursday) afternoon, with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Born at Gallipolis, Mr. Baker was a son of Jacob and America Northrup (sic Northup) Baker and was a retired farmer, having resided on the farm and looking after his parents until their death. Later he was employed at factory work in Illinois. After coming to the home of his sister, Mrs. Heil, 2 ½ years ago, to reside, Mr. Baker made a host of friends in the community with his sunny disposition and pleasant manners. He was especially fond of children and often joined them in their games. He was literate and on a number of occasions contributed articles to the Herald, which were thoughtful and well written. A member of the Masonic lodge at Jacksonville, Ill., he was also a Scottish Rite Mason, holding membership in an Illinois Consistory, and was a regular attendant at local Masonic functions. He belonged to the Malta Methodist church. Surviving are the following brother and sisters: Mrs. Garnet Sigler of Gallipolis, Wilbur Baker of Springfield, Ill., Mrs. Heil of Malta, Mrs. Bernice Anderson of Jacksonville, Ill., and Mrs. Jessie Berridge of Royal Oak, Mich.

[Note: Charles E. Baker b. 17 June 1893, d 27 Feb. 1956]

From an undated newspaper clipping believed to be the Malta [Ohio] Herald
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                           Top of Page

Baker, Charles L.

     RIO GRANDE - Charles L. Baker, 95,died Friday, July 18, 1997 at his residence.  Born August  29, 1901 in Clay Township, Gallia County, son of the late Lewis Baker and Martha Sigler Baker, he was a retired mechanic for the State of Ohio.
     He was widowed twice; by his first wife, Helen Henry Baker, in 1957, and his second wife, Leahanna Plymale Baker, in 1970; and was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Jean Craft; a son, Roger Baker, a granddaughter, Julia Ann Baker, and by five sisters and a brother.
     Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard A. and Laura Baker of Gallipolis, a son-in-law, James H. Craft of Gallipolis; grandchildren, Rick (Cindy) Baker of Logan, David (Rita) Baker of Tipp City, Linda (Ron) Tetrick of Pleasant City, California, Cindy (Eddie) Gilmore of Melverne, Arkansas, Jim (Gwen) Craft of Gallipolis and Ed Butler of Crown City; and 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
     Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, 1997 in the Christ United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bob Steele officiating.  Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 1997.
     The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services on Monday, July 21, 1997.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church Building Fund.   Pallbearers will be Jim Craft, Jason Butler, Kent Butler, Rick Baker, Curt Baker and David Baker.   Honorary pallbearers are Paul Butler, Sr., Charles Jeffers, Walter McGhee, Walter J. Wood and Paul Sebastian.

Gallipolis paper
July 1997
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Baker, Charles Vance

     Charles Vance Baker, 76, died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday at Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health for the past six months. The son of Charles W. and Addie Boster Baker, he was born on Feb. 10, 1903.
     On Feb. 13, 1926 he and Elaine Marie Pitchford were united in marriage, by the Reverend R. L. Holland at the Methodist Parsonage in Eureka. Three children were born to this union: Mrs. Raymond (Mary Margaret) Willis and Mrs. Robert (Betty Lou) Marchi, both of Gallipolis and Carl Lewis Baker of Sargeant Bluff, Iowa. In addition to his wife and three children, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive.
     Also surviving are two brothers and one sister: Ralph Baker of Bradenton, Florida and Wayne Baker Of Lower River Road, Gallipolis and Mrs. Lincoln (Mary) Call of Eureka. Two brothers, Carl Baker and Lloyd Baker and two sisters, Kate Baker in infancy and Mrs. Morris (Clarice) Brown, preceded him in death.
     Mr. Baker attended Gallia Academy High School and Mountain State Business College of Parkersburg, West Virginia. During the 44 years of his working career he was self-employed and worked for both the State of Ohio and the Gallia County Highway Departments. He retired from the County Highway Department in 1968.
     He was a member of the Clay Chapel Methodist Church and attended Christ United Methodist Church. For many years he was active as the Republican Central Committeeman for Clay Township and was a Trustee for the Clay Chapel Cemetery.
     Funeral services will be at 1p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Keeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Clay Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Jim Baldwin, Paul Chevalier, Lee Holcomb, Bob Kiser, Bill Rece and Bob Snedager. Honorary pallbearers will be the two sons-in-law, Robert Marchi and Raymond Willis. In lieu of flowers, friends may send contributions to the Clay Chapel Cemetery Fund in care of Mrs. Evelyn Jeffers, Eureka Star Route, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Transcribed by Marian Schoonover

Baker, Elaine M.                                             

     GALLIPOLIS - Elaine Marie Baker, 78, of Lower River Road died Friday at Holzer Medical Center, following an extended illness. She retired in 1959 from Gallipolis State Institute. Born Jan. 16 1910 in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Rufus Andrew and Callie Lee Johnston Pitchford. She married Charles Vance Baker on February 13, 1926. He preceded her in death on April 1, 1979.
     Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Mary Margaret) Willis of Gallipolis; one son Carl Lewis Baker of Sloan, Iowa; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Harry Pitchford of Gallipolis and Frank Pitchford of Richwood, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Merrill (Margerite) Carter of Northup and Mrs. William J. (Betty) Hobsetter of Rutland. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Lou Marchi; two brothers and one infant sister.
      She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of that church.
Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday from Christ United Methodist Church, Rev. Rick A. Villardo officiating. Burial follows in Clay Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
     Pallbearers will be nephew Harland Pitchford, Marlin Pitchford, David Carter, Greg Carter, Jim Hobsetter, Ronnie Pitchford. If friends desire, contributions can be  made to Clay Chapel Cemetery in care of Evelyn Jeffers, Eureka Star Route, Gallipolis, 45631.

Gallipolis Sunday Tribune
August 28, 1988
Submitted by Marian Baker Schoonover, niece

Baker, Ernest Earl

Rev. Ernest Baker
     Rev. Ernest Earl (Squirt) Baker, 56, Rt. 1 Patriot, Mudsoc Community, died Saturday at his residence. Born April 11, 1930, in Walnut Township Gallia County, he was a son of Ernest L. Baker of Patriot and the late Gracie Marie Myers Baker.
     Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Williams Baker, whom he married Nov. 20, 1954 in Lawrence County. Also surviving are two sons, David and Keith, both of Patriot; a daughter, Judy, of Bidwell; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Don (Dottie) Black of Proctorville; four brothers, Ray, Carroll, Clay and Donovan, all of Patriot. One brother preceded him in death.
     He was a member of Walnut Ridge Church and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was an employee of the State Highway department on the survey crew for 33 years. He began in the ministry in 1966 at King’s Chapel Church and pastored there until 1979, when he went to Walnut Ridge Church. A graduate of Cadmus High School in 1948, he also worked for the late Joe D. Miller, contractor for a number of years.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood, Rev. Orville Carrico and Rev. Earl Hinkle officiating. Burial follows in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home 5 to 9 p.m. Monday. Flag presentation by post 4464 VFW. Pallbearers will be Merrill Baker, Doug Elliott, Larry Black, Bill Baker, Steve Baker and Don Elliott.

[Note: Ernest Baker died Feb. 14, 1987.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Baker, Gracie M.

     Gracie Marie Baker, 77, Rt. 2, Patriot, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, WV; having been in failing health for the past several years. Born Sept. 18, 1905, in Walnut Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late Isaac and Talitha Null Myers, she attended Olive Methodist Church.
     Surviving is her husband, Ernest Baker, whom she married March 22, 1924 in Gallipolis.
Also surviving are a daughter Ms. Don (Dottie) Black of Proctorville; five sons, Ray, Carroll E., Ernest E., Clay and Donovan, all of Rt. 2, Patriot; three sisters Mrs. Edwin (Dortha) Baker of Bidwell, Mrs. Lester (Nora) Haner of Northup and Mrs. Clyde (Retha) O'Neil of Gallipolis; two brothers, Hollis of Lancaster and Kenneth of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A son and two sisters also preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev.Lowell Justice officiating. Burial will be in Flagg Springs Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: Gracie Baker died Feb. 17, 1983.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 18, 1983 Page 6, Col. 1
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page

Baker, Heber Lemuel

Death of Heber Baker
     Heber Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baker of Raccoon Island, died at an early hour this Wednesday morning. He had been a sufferer of heart disease for the past few weeks and his death was not entirely unexpected. He was 13 years of age and a promising young man. Funeral occurs Thursday at Clay Chapel.

[Note: Aug. 1887 – Aug. 7, 1901; Age 14 yrs. 11 mos. 24 das.; He was the son of John & Nancy Martt Baker.]

Gallipolis Tribune
Wednesday, August 7, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Baker, Homer A.

      Homer A. Baker, 94, Lower River Road, Eureka Star Route, died at 4:30 a. m. today in Holzer Medical Center, following a brief illness. Born July 26, 1890 in Gallia County, son of the late John and Nancy Martt Baker, he was a farmer and a member of Ohio Chapel Methodist Church. He was an active member of Grange organizations.
      He was married three times: to Hattie Helrich on March 12, 1913, who preceded him in death on May 11, 1962; to Bertha Mae Hammock on Feb. 23, 1964, who preceded him on Dec. 18, 1969: and to Lenna E. Rose on March 9, 1972, who preceded him on Dec. 13, 1983. He was also preceded by a son, John A. Baker, on Sept. 3, 1967;  and a brother, Heber. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Boyd (Edith) Ramsey of Fort Myers, Fla; and a sister, Mrs. Jesta Daniels of Midland, Mich.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Waugh-Haley-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. Dean Bachelor officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 Saturday.

[Note: Died in 1945.]

Unknown date & publication
Submitted by Marian Baker Schoonover

Baker, Irene B. “Rena” [Drummond]

Long Illness Ends For Mrs. Baker - Rites 2 Wednesday
A long illness ended for Mrs. Rena Champer Baker Sunday evening when she passed away at her home, 946 First Avenue. She is survived by her husband, Henry Baker and these children by a former marriage: Harold, Gomer and Walter Champer, Mrs. John Harrison, Mrs. Laurence Smeltzer and Mrs. Wyman Barcus. She also leaves two brothers, Lester and Fred Drummond of Cadmus and two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Crawford of Findlay and Mrs. Elizabeth McCoy of Portage. Mrs. Baker was a member of Gallia Council, Daughters of America.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Bethesda Church, in the community where she formerly lived. Rev. Earl Cremeans will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: 6/28/1875 - 5/16/1943; She was the daughter of Albert & Mary M. Howell Drummond. She was married to William Dunlap Champer in Gallia Co. on Jan. 23, 1896.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 17, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Baker, J. P. (Penal)

Dec. 28,1899
     J.S. Barker of Raccoon Island is seriously ill at the residence of his son-in-law W. S. Boster of Huntington WV. He has pneumonia.  [This should have been J. P Baker]  He went to Huntington on the boat Carrie Brown 

Death of Penal Baker
Dec. 31, 1899
     Mr. Penel Baker of Raccoon Island P.O. this county being in good health, left home on Christmas Day to visit his daughter. Mrs. W.,S. Boster of Huntington.  He was taken ill in a few days .Thursday and Friday his case became alarming as was mentioned in the Tribune. His folks here were sent for. He died Friday and his remains were brought here by the K&M, where they were met by undertaker Wetherholt and conveyed to his late home by his two sons  John and Charles and two daughers Mrs. Boster and Mrs. Harrington. The funeral will be held Tues.

Wednesday Jan .3, 1900
     The funeral services of the late Penal Baker were conducted by J. W. Smith at Clay Chapel Tuesday at 2 pm., Interment following by Wetherholt at the Chapel Cemetery. There was a large number in attendance.

Jan. 12, 1900
     Listed in the sick Mrs . Penal Baker

Jan. 16, 1900

     Mrs. Baker of Raccoon Island was reported not so well this morning.

Jan. 18, 1900

    The last will and testament of Joseph P. Baker was filed for probate hearing set for Jan. 20., 1900      Mrs. Mary Baker widow of the late Penal Baker whose sad death occured about the first of the month passed away Wednesday evening Jan. 24, 1900 at about 9:00. The funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00am at Clay Chapel by Rev. J. W. Smith the interment following at the same place by Wetherholt. She leaves daughter Mrs. W. S. Boster, Huntington WV.  Mrs. Will Harrington of Green Twp. Mrs. Charles Chevalier, Clipper Mills and sons John a near neighbor and Charley of Gallipolis and two brothers John and Bud Lanthorn of Chambersburg.
     Mrs. Baker's illness at first was penumonia, but kidney and heart trouble developed and despite the best and kindest attentions she passed away. She was a good christian woman and was resigned to her fate and passed away happy in the hope of blessed immortality.

Copied by great granddaughter Marian Baker Schoonover

Baker, Jacob N.

Jacob Baker Rites to be Held Sunday 
One Of Grand Old Men Of Green Tp. Succumbs To Infirmities Of His Years
    Jacob N. Baker, whose death occurred yesterday at this home on Raccoon below Northup, had been an industrious, thrifty, prosperous and upright farmer. He never spoke ill of anyone, attended strictly to his own proper affairs, and commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him and the abiding
love of those who belonged to his immediate circle by reason of kinship or association.
     For nearly a week he had lain in a coma, for a fortnight he had been unable to take nourishment except very sparingly of the lightest foods, and he passed away from this sphere gently and quietly and peacably and thus in harmony with the tempo of his long life. He was 88 Years old.
     Mr. Baker was born near Marietta and in Washington County, Oct. 15, 1850, having entered upon his 89th year. He was named for his father and his mother's maiden surname was Kasch. He was the last of his generation of his family. When he was quite young the family moved to this county. In his early days he worked for the Smithers family of this city.
     On March 24, 1880, he married America Northup, who survives him, and who looks back over nearly three score years of loving service to a loyal and devoted husband and six appreciative and worthy children.
     Except for four years at Hampton, Iowa, and two years on Little Bull Skin, the Bakers had spent their married life in the home in which he died.
     Surviving children are Garnet, wife of W.W. Sigler of this city; Wilbur A. Baker, Springfield, Ill.; Mrs. Pearl Heil, Malta, Ohio; Mrs. Bermice (sp) Anderson, Jacksonville, Ill.; Charles E. Baker, at the old homestead, and Mrs. Jessie Berridge, Royal Oaks (sp), Mich. One child died in infancy. There
are eight grandchildren and these two great-grandchildren, Sonny Withrow and Kenneth Baker, both of Springfield, Ill.
     Funeral services will be held at the residence at 1 o'clock Sunday, with Rev. L. W. Gishler of the Presbyterian church in charge. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons. For pall bearers have been selected Charles Northup, Henry Kerns, Lewis Grube, Luther Donally, Herman Northup and Charles Rose.

November 19, 1938
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin
Unknown source                                                                                             Top of Page

Baker, James

     James R. Baker, 83, Addison, a retired section foreman of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, died Monday in the Herman Nursing Home where he had been a patient for a week. Born at Morgan Center (Gallia County), he was a son of the late Moses and Julia Vance Baker.
     He attended the Addison Methodist Church and was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintanence of Way.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Ann Keeler Baker, whom he married in 1907; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Freda) Hesson of Addison and Mrs. Rhea Miller of Lancaster and a son, Paul Baker of Syracuse.
     He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ora Rouse of Cheshire Route 1 and Mrs. Orrin (Mina) Gretsinger of Stuebenville; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Addison Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Linley and the Rev. Carl Shuler officiating. Burial will be in the Addison-Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Hesson after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral arrangements were completed by Waugh-Halley Funeral Home.

[Note: born July 25, 1884; died Dec. 18, 1967]

Gallipolis Paper
no date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Baker, John

John Baker Died Thursday
Well Known Clipper Mill Man Was Victim of Pneumonia and Complications
     John Baker, 74, for thirty years a resident of the Clipper Mill neighborhood, died Thursday morning, Nov. 28, 1929, after a two weeks' illness from pneumonia and complications.
     Mr. Baker leaves his wife, Mrs. Nancy Baker and two children, Homer Baker of near Raccoon Island and Mrs. O.L. Daniels of Frankfort, MI. A brother, Charles Baker and two sisters, Mrs. Harrington and Mrs. Boster, survive him.
     Mr. Baker was a good farmer and an active worker in church and community affairs. He was a member of Ohio Chapel M.E. Church. The funeral was Sunday at 10 A.M. by Revs. R.P. McCarley and Waid Radford. Interment following in Clay Chapel Cemetery.

Gallipolis Paper
Nov. 28, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


At Raccoon Island Sunday Night
     Lloyd Baker, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Baker, of Raccoon Island, was thrown from his automobile and instantly killed Sunday evening at 8 o'clock when the Ford coupe he was driving collided with a Studebaker sedan, driven by John McCausland, Pt. Pleasant, W.Va. The accident occurred near the residence of Stanley Plymale, Raccoon Island. Baker's injuries were a broken neck, fractured skull, broken right arm and broken left leg, and cuts about the face and body from glass from the windshield.
     His companion, Miss Dexter Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Lewis of Chambersburg, was uninjured. One woman in McCausland's car was reported to have sustained a broken leg in the crash. Two couples were reported to have been in the McCausland car. The party went on to Pt. Pleasant as soon as the injured woman received medical attention.
     Baker had been working in Akron for a rubber company, and had returned home Saturday to spend Christmas with his parents. He is survived by his parents, four brothers and one sister. The body was taken to the mortuary parlors of George Wetherholt and Sons. Funeral arrangements were not completed Monday at noon. It was expected that the body will be taken to the home of his parents Monday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 24, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Baker, Margaret M.

Death of Infant
     The nine months old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Baker, of Northup died Tuesday morning, after a day’s illness with congestion of the lungs. Undertaker Wetherholt laid the little remains in its final resting place at Mound Hill Cemetery, Wednesday afternoon.

[Note: Born 12 Feb. 1903 and died 1 Dec. 1903]

Transcribed from an undated newspaper clipping
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                           Top of Page

Baker, Marita [Young]

     Marita (Young) Baker, 81 ESR died Wednesday  Feb. 8 1989 at Holzer Medical Center. Born Oct. 30 1907 in Covington, Va. she was the daughter of the late George Wise Young and Fannie Bell (Wolfe) Young.
     Surviving are her husband Wayne Baker, whom she married Dec. 24, 1924 in Gallipolis. Also surviving are two daughters Patricia Compton and Mrs. Walter (Marian) Schoonover both of Gallipolis, five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, three brothers, Paris Young and Carroll Caldwell, both of Gallipolis and Stanford Young of Columbus and four sisters, Beatrice White of St. Petersburg, Fla. Ruth Trout of Vandalia, Ohio and Irene Ankrum and Marguerit Cochran, both of Columbus.
     She was preceded in death by one sister. She worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., of Akron and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Lodge 469.
     Services will be Saturday, 1pm at the Willis Funeral Home. The Rev. Rick Vilardo officiating. Burial will be in the Clay Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call Friday 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Marian Baker Schoonover

Baker, Nancy [Martt]

Nancy Baker, 81, of Gallipolis, Dies Friday Afternoon
Rites at Ohio Chapel; Interment at Clay Chapel
     Nancy Baker, a member of a prominent Gallia County family, died in Pomeroy Friday, November 17, where she had been moved about three months ago to be near her brother, Dr. S.G. Martt of Middleport.
     Mrs. Baker had been in failing health for some time suffering from arthritis. A fall about three months ago complicated her condition.
She was the mother of four children: Mrs. O. L. Daniels (Jesta) of Midland, Mich., who had been with her mother the past week; Homer of Gallipolis and two other sons, Heber and Leben, who preceded her. Grandchildren surviving are Mrs. Boyd Ramsey and John A. Baker of Gallipolis and Stacy Daniels of Midland, Mich.
     Dr. Martt is the only surviving member of Mrs. Baker's generation of the family, the other five brothers having passed on. Funeral services will be conducted at Ohio Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. EWT, with burial by Elias Wetherholt. Rev. R. P. McCarley will officiate.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date

Baker, Nancy [Martt]

     Nancy Martt Baker, daughter of Joseph and Lida Frances Thornton Martt, was born January 22, 1863 at Saundersville, Ohio, departed this life Nov. 17, 1944, at 81 years. She was united in marriage to John W. Baker, September 1886. To this union were born 4 children - Homer H., Gallipolis, Mrs. O. L. Daniels (Jesta) Midland, Mich., Heber and Laben having preceded her in death.
     She was one of a family of seven children, Lewis, Lemuel, William, Luther, Grant, having preceded her in death. Dr. S.G. Martt is the only survivor of the family. Three grandchildren - John Baker, Mrs. Boyd Ramsey of Gallipolis, Stacy Daniels of Midland, Mich.-and many friends and relatives will revere her in years to come.
     She was converted at the age of 18 at Siloam Church in Guyan Twp. Near where she spent her childhood days. After her marriage she moved to Clay Chapel and attended church there for 47 years, later moving to Ohio Chapel where she attended as long as her health would permit.

[Note from death certificate: 20 Jan 1863 - Nov. 17, 1944]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                         Top of Page

Baker, Newton Joseph

     Newton Joseph Baker 90 a native of Lawrence County died in the home of his daughter Mrs. Tressie Green of Patriot Rd. The deceased although born at Waterloo spent practically all his life in Gallia County where he farmed for the greater part of that period. His death occurred at 11:15 pm Thursday night Aug 19, 1954 and was due to his advanced years.
     Mr. Baker was born on Oct 2, 1864 the son of the late Newton A and Mary Frances Hively Baker. He was one of three children a brother and sister having preceded him in death. He was married on April 7, 1894 to Sarah Elizabeth Straight who passed away in 1934. To this union were born seven children of which there are six living. They are in addition to the ones already mentioned Mrs. Chloe Corbin, Springfield,; Mrs. Helen Evans, Oak Hill; Mrs. Lona Mossbarger, St. Paris; Ernest and Edwin Baker both of Patriot; One son John preceded him in death. There are 31 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.         During his active years Mr. Baker in addition to farming taught school for 11 year and for eight years he was connected with the Snyder Lumber Co. which operated in this county. He served several terms as a member of the board of education in Walnut Township. The deceased held a membership in the Flag Springs Methodist church.
     Funeral services for Mr. Baker will be held at the Olive Methodist church at 1 pm Sunday Aug 22. Rev Clifford Allen will officiate the last rites and burial will be made at the Flag Springs cemetery by Elliott and anders. The body will be removed to the home of the daughter Mrs. Tressie Green, Patriot Rd. at 5 pm Saturday afternoon where friends may call.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 19, 1954
Transcribed by Cheryl A. Enyart   

Baker, Penel

Death of Penel Baker
    Mr. Penel Baker, of Racoon Island P. O., this county being in good health, left home on Christmas day to visit his daughter, Mrs. W. S. Boster of Huntington. He was taken ill in a few days Thursday and Friday his case became alarming as was mentioned in the Tribune. His folks here were sent for.
     He died Friday and his remains were brought up on the O. P. R. to Pt. Pleasant and here by the K. & M., where they were met by Undertaker Wetherholt and conveyed to his late home accompanied by his two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Boster and Mrs. Harrington. The funeral services will be held Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 1, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Baker, Sarah Elizabeth [Straight]

Sallie Straight Baker, 61, Dies in Walnut TP
Her distressing Illness and Death Causes Poignant Sorrow
Funeral at Home at 2 Sunday

     Walnut Township lost one of its beloved and exemplary women at 8:30 Thursday morning in the passing of Mrs. Sarah Sallie Elizabeth Baker, wife of Joseph Baker. She had been ill about two weeks, having suffered a stroke of paralysis on Easter and there was little hope of a recovery thereafter.
     Mrs. Baker was the daughter of Lewis and Mary E. Straight who survives her. She was born and reared in the community of Flag Springs where she died and was esteemed by all who knew her as a kind and devoted wife and mother and a considerate and generous neighbor. She was 61 years old on Nov. 27, last. She is survived by her husband who is remembered as a teacher in the schools of Lawrence and Gallia for many years and by these seven children; Mrs. Will Corbin, Springfield Ohio; Mrs. Elmer Mossbarger an Mrs. Mrs. William Evans of Gallia; Mrs. Evan Green, Gage; John, Ernest, and Edward Baker all of Waterloo. She is survived also by one brother John Straight of Bethesda and one sister Mrs. R P McCarley of near Gallipolis. There are 10 grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at the Baker home near Waterloo at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, in charge of Rev H N Snyder pastor of the Waterloo ME Church. Burial in the Flag Springs Cemetery by undertaker Phillips of Waterloo.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 13, 1934
Transcribed by Cheryl A. Enyart                                                                     

Baker, Wayne

          Wayne Anthony Baker, 94, formerly of Gallipolis, died Tues Oct. 18, 1994 at Scenic Hills Care Center. He retired from Galliplis Developmental Center in 1971 and he was  a 23 year employee of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron. He was also a retired farmer and a member of Gallia Masonic Lodge 469, Eureka. Born Sept. 8 1900 in Clay Twp., Gallia Co. he was the son of the late Charles Wilson and Addie Boster-Baker.        
     Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Compton and Marian (Walter) Schoonover of Gallipolis; one sister Mary Call of Gallipolis, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Marita Young Baker, whom he married Dec. 24, 1924; one sister Clarice Brown, and four brothers, Carl, Vance, Ralph and Lloyd Baker.
     Friends may call 7 to 9 pm at Willis Funeral Home. Masonic services will be at 7:30 pm Friday. Services will be 11am Saturday at the funeral home with burial at Clay Chapel Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Walter Schoonover Jr., Wayne Schoonover, Ralph Young, Lloyd Baker. Don Call and Robert Davis. Honorary pall bearers will be Norman Mitchell, Lee Holcomb, Charles Bailey, Jim Saaunders and Bob Bell.

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Baker, Wilbur M.

W. M.Baker Killed Accidentally
Well Known Resident of This City Victim of Gun When He Pulled It Through Fence
     Wilbur M. Baker, 34, well known resident of Garfield Avenue, this city, was accidentally killed Wednesday afternoon when he attempted to pull a small target rifle through a fence at his home. The gun discharged, the bullet passing almost through his body. Internal hemorrhage caused his death.
     Mr. Baker left home early in the afternoon intending to shoot crows which had been disturbing his chickens. Around five o'clock Mrs. Baker sent one of the children to call him to the house and his dead body was discovered. Baker had fallen backward near the fence and the gun was entangled in the wire. His shirt, underclothing and body were powder-marked, showing the muzzle was close to his body when the gun discharged. Neighbors were quickly summoned and the coroner called. After viewing the body, the latter gave a verdict of accidental death.
     Wilbur Baker was a son of the late Tom Baker. Born in Pomeroy he lived for a time with his parents near Eno. Coming to Gallipolis, he married Miss Hattie Rose, daughter of John Rose of this city. They became parents of Freddie and Charles Baker. The mother died when the children were of tender years.
     On March 19, 1924, Mr. Baker and Mrs. Daisy Fry Saunders were married. She is a daughter of Mr. Cub Fry of Mercerville. They have one daughter, Violet Irene. Mrs. Baker's first husband was the late Chauncey Saunders and they had three children, Willard, Melba and Howard Saunders. All lived in the Baker home.
     Mr. Baker is survived by his mother, Mrs. Josephine Eads Baker, who has been making her home with her sister-in-law, Mrs. John Roush in this city, and a brother, Albert Baker, in Youngstown.
     He was a paper hanger and painter and had been doing considerable work this spring. Members of his family say he was in good health and spirits on the day he was killed.
     Funeral services were held in the Eno M. E. church Saturday afternoon by Rev. Jennings Cremeens, interment following in the Robinson cemetery there. Mr. Baker was reared in the Eno neighborhood, and his parents lived there until about seven years ago when Mr. Baker died.

[Note: From Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 - 10/10/1900-5/23/1934. Parents: Tom and Josephine (Eads) Baker; spouse Daisy]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                            
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Baldwin, Charlottie [Platt]

Lottie Baldwin Dies At Kanauga
     Mrs. Charlottie (Aunt Lottie) Baldwin, 85 died at 6:15 a.m. today at the home of her nephew, Carl Roush, Kanauga, where she had made her home for the past seven years. She suffered a stroke four years ago and had been a bed patient since. Mrs. Baldwin was born in Meigs Co., near Pomeroy, April 5, 1867, the daughter of the late William J. and Matilda Estep Platt.
     She is survived by a daughter and three sons; Mrs. Clara Smith, Grant’s Pass, Ore.; Harry Casto, Monroe, Mich.; Clifford Casto, Dayton and Author Casto, Rt. 1, Lucasville. One sister, Mrs. Meda Donahue, Cottageville; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was a member of the United Brethren Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals where friends may call Tuesday evening. The Rev. J. P. Keefer, Pt. Pleasant, will conduct the services and burial will be made in Pine St. Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 23, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Baldwin, James

     DIED SATURDAY - Mr. Jas. Baldwin, a former painter at the Epileptic Hospital, died Saturday afternoon at his home on Mill Creek near Second Ave. Mr. Baldwin, who leaves a wife and several children, has been blind for some time. He will be buried Tuesday. Baldwin and wife were in poor circumstances and were to have been taken to the Infirmary tomorrow.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Dec. 10, 1917
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Baldwin, Nora Belle

An Infant’s Death
     Mr. and Mrs. James Baldwin, of upper 2d avenue, lost their 16 months old little girl Saturday morning of stomach trouble. The funeral will be at 9:30 Sunday morning conducted by Rev. Mr. Meyer at the house, the burial following at Pine Street by Hayward.

[Note: 3/29/1910 - 8/19/1911 d/o James A. & Mary McQuaid Baldwin]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 19, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Baldwin, Sarah Elizabeth [Shull]

     Sarah Elizabeth Shull Baldwin was born July 6, 1869 in Shenandoah county, Virginia and died on January 2, 1940 at the age of 70 years, 6 months, at the home of her son, Biscoe Baldwin in Gallia county, Thivener, Ohio.
     She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Walnut Springs, Va., since the age of 12 years, and lived a devoted Christian all her life. At the age of 17, Sarah Shull was united in marriage to Isaac H. Baldwin, (deceased) of Frederick county, Va. They lived in Virginia several years and later moved to Ohio where Mrs. Baldwin made many friends in Greenfield.
     Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin during their married life, four of whom are living and two deceased: James Madison (deceased); Stewart C. Baldwin, Keyser, W. Va.; Pearl P. Wright (deceased); Clarence E. Baldwin, Hempstead L. I., N. Y.; Briscoe H. Baldwin, Thivener, Ohio, and Mrs. Howard (Mary L.) Balchley of San Bernardino, Calif. Also16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
     Interment was made in St. Nicholas cemetery, Gallia county, Ohio.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to express our sincere thanks to all those who assisted in any way during the illness and death of Sarah Elizabeth Baldwin.
The Family.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 8, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bales, Juanita [Pruitt]

Death Claims Mrs. Juanita Pruitt Bales
     Mrs. Juanita Pruitt Bales, 22, wife of William Bales and a former resident of Rt. 2, Bidwell, died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday in Holzer Hospital. The family had been living in Spencer, W. Va., in recent years.
Mrs. Bales was born Aug. 16, 1940 in McDowell county, W. Va., daughter of the late James and Leona Hagerman Pruitt. Her marriage to William Bales took place Feb. 10, 1959, and he survives.
     Services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Jackson Pike Church of God. Rev. O. F. White and Rev. C. J. Crawford officiated. Burial was in Gravel Hill Cemetery under the direction of the McCoy Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 24, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                        Top of Page

Bales, Stanley

Mr. Bales dies
     Stanley Bales, 78, Wauchula, Fla., formerly of Gallia County, died Wednesday morning following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Nina Willis Bales, two daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Nina) Elizabeth McCormick, Bowling Green, Fla., Kathryn at home, one granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren.
     Services will be at the Cohen Funeral Home Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Revival Center Cemetery, Wauchula.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug 24, 1973
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Bali, Antone

     VINTON - Antone Bali, 76, Vinton Route 1, a retired coal miner, died Friday in Holzer Hospital. Born in Hungary, he was the son of the late Frank and Julia Kovach Bali. He is survived by two daughters in Hungary. Mr. Bali came to the United States in 1913 and worked in the coal fields of West Virginia. A resident of the Vinton area since 1950, he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Cline W. Fitch, who reside on Route 325.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Vernon McCoy Funeral Home by the Rev. Jack Stutler, with burial in the Holcomb Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening at the funeral home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
January 17, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ball, Arminta A

     Arminta Avanelle Ball, 58, of Rt. 3, Gallipolis, died Wednesday night at Pine Crest Care Center following a long illness. A lifelong Gallia County resident, she was born Oct. 6, 1927 in Guyan Township to the late Chancey and Iva Suthers Harrison. She was a retired employee of the Evans Grocery Warehouse and the Gallipolis State Institute. She attended the First Baptist Church and was a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.
     Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Kay) Beaver of Eureka Star Route and Mrs. Keith (Betty) Adkins of Rt. 3, Gallipolis; one son, Kenneth Earl Cremeens of Gallipolis; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Margaret Bryant of Rio Grande and Mrs. Louis McMillen of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Lucille) Carter of Patriot and Mrs. Eloise Johnson of Chiefton, Fla.; four stepsisters, Mrs. Glenna Whealdon of Furman, Mrs. Carol Graham of Gallipolis, Mrs. Sarah Kiser of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Dorothy Lewis of Washington; two stepbrothers, Terry Johnson of West Cada, Minn., and Teddy Johnson of Mt. Lebanon, Pa.; step-mother, Mrs. Wilma Harrison of Gallipolis; seven grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Ball, who died in December 1979.
     Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Colvin, Rev. Alfred Holley and Rev. Denny Coburn officiating. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Gary Bryant, Gene Caton, Jim Edwards, Johnny Ball, Ronnie Saunders, Joe Carter, Honorary Pallbearers will be Carl Elliott, Buford Ball, David Saunders, James Lusher. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the American Heart Fund, in care of Lola Mae Suiter 661 Second Ave., Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 6, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   Top of Page

Ball, Buford W.

     Buford Wesley (Bo) Ball, 17, of 7769 Spring Port Road, Parma; Mich., formerly of Vinton, died Saturday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near his home. He was a high school senior, born July 26, 1969 to Buford and Kay Hawks Ball, who survive in Michigan.  Also surviving are two sisters,Mrs. Fred (Christine) Newbecker of Michigan, and Mitzi Ball of Maryland; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hawks, Vinton.
     Graveside services will be conducted at Brush Cemetery, 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Marvin Sallee officiating. Local arrangements by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 26, 1987
Transcribed by J. Farley

Ball, Charles Maxwell

Charles Ball, 50, Dies After Recent Illness
     Charles Maxwell Ball, 50, a resident of Rt. 2 Gallipolis (King Paxton Rd.), was dead on arrival at Holzer Hospital at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. He had suffered from a heart condition and had been ill for two weeks.
     Mr. Ball engaged in farming and during World War II was employed at the Marietta plant at Pt. Pleasant.
     He was born on Feb. 1,1916 in Walnut twp., son of Jacob Ellis and Ethel Bell Wilson Ball, and both survive, Mr. Ball never married.
     Brothers and sisters who survive are William H. Ball and Mrs. Charles (Eleanor Jean) Roberts, both of Gallipolis, Paul Eugene Ball of Hornell, N.Y., Mrs. Jimmy (Katherine) Sigler of Rt. 2 Gallipolis, Mrs. Hollis (Jane Ann) Taylor of Columbus, and James Edgar Ball, at home. Brothers and sisters who preceded him in death were Robert, Joseph, Elizabeth, Margaret and Walter.
     Mr. Ball was a member of Grace Methodist church. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Tribune
Mar. 28, 1966
Transcribed by J. Farley

Ball, Ellis Jacob

     Ellis Jacob Ball, 84, of Gallipolis, Ohio, Rt. 1, died Monday in a Gallipolis hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis, by the Rev. Paul Bauders. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens.  Born March 29, 1886, at Waterloo, Ohio, he was a son of the late Jacob and Amanda Stewart Ball. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, and the Modern Woodmen Lodge.
     Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ethel Wilson Ball; three sons, William and James E. Ball, both of Gallipolis, and Paul Ball of Hornell, N. Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Jim (Kathryn) Sigler and Mrs. Eleanor J. Roberts, both of Gallipolis and Mrs. Hollis (Jane) Taylor of Columbus, Ohio, a brother, Leonard Ball of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Odessa Myers and Mrs. M. M. (Lou) Drummond, both of Gallipolis, 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

[Note: From Social Security Death Index/Ancestry date of death June 1970.]

Newspaper unknown
From the collection of and transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Ball, Ellis Jacob

Ellis Ball, 84, Claimed Monday
     Ellis Jacob Ball, 84, Rt. 1, Gallipolis (McCormick Rd.) died at 10:40 p.m., Monday in the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. He had been a patient there one week. He had been in failing health the past year and a half, and in serious condition the past month.
     A farmer and former Ohio Produce Co. employee, Mr. Ball was born March 29, 1886, at Waterloo, son of the late Jacob and Amanda Stewart Ball. He married Ethel Wilson on Sept. 2, 1908. She survives along with the following children: William and James Edgar Ball both of Gallipolis; Paul of Hornell, N.Y.; Mrs. Jim (Kathryn) Sigler, and Mrs. Eleanor J. Roberts, both of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Hollis (Jane) Taylor, Columbus.
     The following children preceded him in death: Walter, Joseph, Mary, Margaret, Robert S. and Charles M. Ball. Eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive. He is survived by one brother and two sisters: Leonard Ball, Columbus; Mrs. Odessa Myers, Gallipolis and Mrs. M.M. (Lou) Drummond also of Gallipolis. Eight brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
     He was a member of the Grace Methodist Church and Modern Woodman. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley- Wood Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Paul Bauders. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m., Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 8, 1970
Transcribed by J. Farley

Ball, Ethel R.

Mrs. Ball, 82, Claimed
     Ethel R. Ball, 82, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died at 5:15 a.m. today in the Holzer Medical Center. Mrs. Ball had been in failing health the past three years.
     She was born March 12, 1890, near Waterloo, daughter of the late William B. and Ella Baker Wilson. She married Ellis J. Ball on Sept. 2, 1908. He preceded her in death on June 8, 1970.
     The following children survive: James Edgar Ball, Gallipolis; Paul Ball, Hornell, N.y.; Mrs. Jim (Kathryn) Sigler, Gallipolis; Mrs. Eleanor J. Roberts, Gallipolis; Mrs. Hollis (Jane) Taylor, Columbus. The following children preceded her in death Walter, Joseph, Mary, Margaret, Robert S., Charles M. and William B. Ball. The following brothers and sisters survive: Hobart and John Wilson, Gallipolis: Mrs. Josie Wiseman, Waterloo; Mrs. Irene Lambert, Pedro, and Mrs. Madie Stewart, Pedro.
     Three sisters preceded her in death, Mrs. Othel Spicer, Mrs. Nettie Stewart, and Mary O. Wilson. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Friday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 P.m., on Thursday.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 1972
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                      Top of Page

Ball, James Thomas

James Thomas Ball, Furniture Dealer, Died Saturday Night
Rites To Be Held In I.E. Myers Home at 2 [o'clock] Tuesday
     James Thomas Ball, aged 63, the third of the thirteen children of the late Jacob and Amanda Stewart Ball, died at the Holzer Hospital Saturday night at 11 o'clock. He had been in failing health for several years and his death was due to heart trouble and asthma. He was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon.
     The decedent was born Nov. 28, 1877 in Walnut Township, this county and was married to Lillian Null, daughter of John and Hattie Null of Waterloo, on January 25, 1912. He is survived by his wife, five sisters, Mrs. I.E. (Odessa) Myers, Mrs. Uri (Kate) Lloyd, Mrs. M.M. (Lucille) Drummond and Mrs. Ona Davisson of Gallipolis and Mrs. J.R. (Anna) Echelmeyer of Oak Hill; four brothers, Joseph who lives in Chillicothe; Larry and Leonard of Columbus and Ellis of Gallipolis R.D. He was preceded in death by a brother John, of Jackson, last April and two sisters who died in infancy.
    "Tom", as he was known to a host of friends, was well liked by everyone because of his friendly and cheerful personality He and his wife moved to Gallipolis from Cadmus some 12 years ago and for the past several years have conducted a used furniture store at 144 Third Avenue.
     The body is at the home of Mr. & Mrs. I. E. Myers, 3 Garfield Avenue, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. W. Scott Westerman of Grace Methodist Church, of which decedent was a member. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery by A.E. Tope.

[Note: Death Certificate..James Thomas Ball born Nov. 28, 1878; died Feb. 16, 1941; 62 years, 2 months and 18 days of age. Parents: J.C. Ball (born Monroe County, VA) and Amanda Stewart (born Gallia County, Ohio). Shows wife as Lillian Keller.

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 1941
From Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Ball, Joseph R.

Joseph Ball, 77, Succumbs
Joseph R. Ball, 77, died suddenly at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Uri Lloyd, 736 Second Ave., where he had made his home for the past nine years. Mr. Ball had been in failing health for a year but was about as usual in recent days.
     A native of Walnut township he had worked as a pipefitter in his early days, and his last employment was at the Veterans Hospital in Chillicothe, where he had worked for 20 years and following his retirement he returned to Gallipolis.
     He was born on Dec. 7, 1882, the son of the late Jacob and Amanda Stewart Ball. In September 1910 he was married to the former Elizbeth Cremeens in Columbus and she preceded him in death on May 6, 1922. They had no children.
     Brothers and sisters who survive are Ellis Ball, Mrs. Ona Davidson, Mrs. M.M. (Lucy) Drummond, Mrs. Edward (Odessa) Myers and Mrs. Uri (Kate) Lloyd, all of Gallipolis, Leonard and Larry Bll, both of Columbus. Two brothers and a sister, John and Tom Ball and Mrs. Anna Echelmeyer all preceded him in death.
     Mr. Ball was a member of the Flag Springs Methodist church, which he joined in his childhood. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home, Rev. Orville O. Hall of Wheelersburg and Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the waugh-Halley-Wood Funera home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept. 14, 1960
Transcribed by J. Farley

Ball, Marrell H.

           Services for Marrell H. Ball, 63, Rio Grande, who died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1992, will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Ball was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Buckhannon County, Va., son of the late Lewis Coy Ball and Orpha Elizabeth (Baldwin) Ball.
     A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Ball was a retired coal miner who was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and Vinton Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 131.
      Survivors include five sons Junior Ball of Vinton, Gregory Ball of Gallipolis, Dale Ball of Cheshire, Coy Edward Ball of Ft. Hood, Texas and Douglas Ball of Hickory, N.C,; one daughter, Debbie Gibson of Jackson; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Buford Ball of Vinton and John H. Ball of Kopperstown, W.VA.; three sisters, Mrs. Elaine Caton of Grove City, Mrs. Geneva Cantrell of Lynchburg, Va.; and Mrs. Orpha Lee Vanice of Bradshaw, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Osborne, and two brothers.
     Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. Masonic services will be held Friday at 8:45 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 8, 1993
Transcribed by J. Farley

Ball Nellie H.

     Nellie H. Ball, 68, a native of Gallipolis, died Sunday morning at the home of her niece, Mary J. Ray, 3015 Stadium Drive, Columbus. She was born Sept. 15, 1910, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late John S. and Myrtie Hanlin. She was a retired employee of Gallia County Department of the Aid for the Aged where she worked 29 years.
     In addition to her niece, with whom she made her home, she is survived by one nephew, William Chambers, Columbus. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ball, on Feb. 11, 1972.
     Private graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pine Street Cemetery with Rev. James Frazier officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 1979
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   Top of Page

Ball, Rhonda Kay

     Rhonda Kay Ball, 19, of 44 Olive St., Gallipolis, died Wednesday at Holzer Medical Center. She was a 1987 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. Born Sept. 15, 1969 in Columbus, she was the daughter of Hilda Bettis of Gallipolis and the late Carlis Ball.
     Also surviving are two sisters, Barbara Reynolds, Gallipolis and Carla Taylor of Columbus; one brother, Garcia Criner of Newport News, Va.; a fiance, Terry Queen.
     She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church, Columbus. Services will be conducteed 1 p.m., Saturday, Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Kenneth Sanders officiating. Burial follows in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept. 21, 1989
Transcribed by J. Farley

Ball, Robert Stewart

Robert S. Ball Dies Of Injuries Received In Wreck
     Robert Stewart Ball, 44, Rodney, became the first 1963 Gallia County traffic fatality when he died at 1:25 p.m., Tuesday in the Cabell-Huntington Hospital. He had been a patient there since Friday. The principal of Green Elementary school was critically injured in a headon collision with a Michigan car and trailer last Thursday on Rt. 35, just east of Rodney. He was admitted to Holzer hospital, then taken to Huntington Friday morning.
     Mr. Ball was active in many community affairs. He was a member of Rodney Methodist Church, Rodney Grange, Pomona Grange, local and state teachers associations, and the National Education Association. He was a graduate of Gallia Academy High school, and received his bachelor of science degree from Rio Grande College, and at the time of his death was taking work at Ohio University on his masters degree.He served in the Navy for two years during World War II.
     He was born June 11, 1918 in Walnut twp., near Cadmus, son of Jacob Ellis and Ethel Wilson Ball, who survive. His marriage of Annabelle Bradbury took place Aug. 24, 1940 at Ashland, Ky.. She survives along with a son, Robert Stewart Ball, Jr.
     Brothers and sisters who survive are William, Edgar, and Charles Ball, Mrs. Charles (Eleanor) Roberts, and Mrs. Jim (Katherine) Sigler, all of Gallipolis, Mrs. Hollis (Jane) Taylor, Columbus, and Paul Ball of the Navy, who is stationed at Kingston, R.I.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Charles Hill, a former Rodney minister now of Darby, assisted Rev. Don Rankin, will officiate. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 1963
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   Top of Page

Ball, Velma R.

     RIO GRANDE - Velma Ruby Ball, 47, Rio Grande, died Friday in Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness. Born Feb. 18, 1935, in Pineville, W. Va., she was the daughter of Robert D. Osborne, who survives in Centerville, and the late Ethel Osborne.
     She married Marrell Ball, who survives, in May, 1954. Also surviving are five sons, Marrell, Jr., of Huntington, W. Va.; Coy of Fort Pope, La., Gregory of Columbus, and Douglas and Dale, both at home; a daughter, Mrs. Deborah Gibson of Jackson; two grandchildren; three brothers, Bruce of Bellefontaine, Junior of Columbus and Larry of Centerville; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Jo Higley of Kanauga, Mrs. Shirley Terry of Centerville and Mrs. Donna Mullins of Vinton. A brother and a sister also preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Lloyd Fry officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Sunday Times Sentinel
June 20, 1982
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Ballard, Pearl

Death Claims Pearl Ballard
     Death has claimed Pearl Ballard, 70, a resident of the Gallia Hotel, who died at 2:30 a.m. today in the Holzer Medical Center. A native of Mason County, Mr. Ballard was born Feb. 17, 1900, to the late Lewis Ballard and Anna Wears Ballard.
     A retired carpenter and cement finisher, he had been in failing health the past six years. Survivors include his wife, Hester; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Sharon) Moss, Gallipolis, and Mrs. William (Beverly) Guinther, Syracuse.
     He was twice married, the first to Bessie Mullins, who preceded him in death. Surviving that union are two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Raye, Parkersburg, and Mrs. Jerry Snodgrass, also of Parkersburg. A son and three infant daughters preceded him in death. There are also 13 grand- children surviving.
     He attended the Assembly of God Church on Eastern Ave. Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Merritt Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-8 Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 13, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Baltzell, Amanda F. [Beard]

Death of Mrs. Amanda Baltzell
Was a Resident of Gallipolis in the Year 1839
     Mrs. Amanda F. Baltzell whose death in Washington, D. C., where she had made her home for sometime was briefly mentioned yesterday, was the daughter of James and Cornelia Beard, and was born in Trumbull county, O., February 23, 1831, and was brought with her parents to Gallia county in 1834, where they settled on a farm near Rodney and in 1839 moved to Gallipolis. She was united in marriage with John Baltzell in 1847. She became the mother of three sons—George, John and James. In 1864 George was accidently killed. In 1865 James was drowned from a steamboat in the Kanawha river.
She continued to reside here with her son John until 1884, when she went to Washington, D. C., with John who secured a position in the Government Printing Department and had lived there most of the time since. After John’s death which occurred fifteen years ago, she lived here for a time, but six years ago returned to Washington where she died. The body which is to be brought here for burial has not arrived at this time Tuesday afternoon and it is impossible to fix a definite time for the funeral services but they will be conducted at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harriet M. Gardner, upper 2d avenue, and the interment will be at Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward.
     Mrs. Baltzell and son John as k[n]own to latter day people were highly esteemed and well liked. She had a host of old friends here at one time, but scores of them had preceded her to that land beyond the skies and to the present generation she was not so well known, but she was a good, upright woman, a devoted mother and a sincere friend who passed away with the kindest sympathies of Gallipolis people.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 3, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Baltzell, John

Death of John Baltzell
     The melancholy tidings of the death of Mr. John Baltzell at his home in Washington, was flashed over the telegraph wires to Gen. Geo. D. McBride Friday morning. Deceased had been sick for three or four weeks, but his Gallipolis relatives were not aware that his condition was so critical. He breathed his last Friday morning.
     Mr. Baltzell was the only son of Mrs. F.A. Baltzell and was a printer by trade, having worked for Col. Vance and at other offices in the city before going to Washington fifteen years ago to accept a position there. He has been connected with that department the largest portion of the time since his removal to Washington. He was aged about thirty-eight years and was a son of the late John Baltzell, who preceded him years ago.
     He was a member of the Morning Dawn Lodge F. & A. M. and a gentleman of many good qualities. He was a nephew of Mrs. Harriett Gardner, of this city and a cousin of Messrs. J.W. and B.L. Gardner.

[Note: Death Certificate--John Baltzell born 1852; died Feb. 17, 1899 in Washington D.C.. 47 years of age/single.]

Gallipolis Journal
Feb. 22, 1899
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page

Baltzel, Margaret Ware

     DIED- in this place, on Saturday, the 29th, ult., Mrs. Margaret Baltzel, in the 54th year of her age, leaving a large circle of friends and relations to mourn over their irretrievable loss.

Gallipolis Journal
October 4, 1838
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Bane, Bessie

     Oct. 4, 1883, Bessie, infant daughter of W.H. and E.C. Bane. From the rosy dawn of youth to death's sad night was but a few days. At dawn of day, just as the sun touched the horizon, her tender spirit wrapt in the dreamless drapery of death, like the little rivulet, without a murmur and without a ripple, passed into the waveless ocean of eternal peace.

O, Bessie! dear departed shade!
Where is thy place of blissful rest!
See'st thou thy parents lowly laid?
Hear'st thou the groans that rend their breasts?

Can we forget those angel eyes,
When o'er thy form we fondly knelt:
Or e'er find solace for our sighs
Or feel again as we have felt!

Eternity will not efface
Those records, dear, of transports past;
Thy image at our last embrace;
When well we knew it was our last.

Still o'er these scenes our mem'ry wakes,
And fondly broods with miser care;
Time but the impression deeper makes,
As streams their channels deeper wear.

O, Bessie! dear departed shade!
Where is thy blissful place of rest?
See'st thou thy parents lowly laid?
Hear'st thou the groans that rend their breasts?

[Note: Burial: Macedonia Cemetery, Harrison Township]

Gallipolis Paper
Oct 4, 1883
Transcribed by F.K. Brown 
                                                                              Top of Page

Bane, Emma [Berridge]

Mrs. Herman H. Bane Passes
Dies Saturday as Result of Severe Operation
     Mrs. Emma Berridge Bane, wife of Herman H. Bane of Yellowtown, passed away Saturday, July 17, at half past two o’clock after she had undergone a severe operation at the Holzer Hospital Wednesday morning. Her departure came as a great shock to her family and friends, as she was in this city last Saturday week, seemingly in the very best of health.
     She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, two sons, Russell and John, one daughter, Ruth, aged seven years, her mother, Mrs. Cornelius Berridge, three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Shato, Mrs. A. J. Sheets, Mrs. P. W. Sheets and two half-sisters, Mrs. Frank Leeper and Mrs. Will Spangler.
     The funeral will be held at her late home Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial following at St. Nicholas by G. J. Wetherholt.

[Note: May 29, 1880 – July 17, 1920; Age 40 yrs. 1 mo. 12 das. She was the daughter of Cornelius & Nancy Jane Roe Berridge.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 19, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bane, Gary Thomas

     GALLIPOLIS - Gary Thomas Bane, 67, of Gallipolis, died Sunday, February 24,2002 at his residence. He was born November 1, 1934, in Gallipolis, son of the late Maurice W. Bane and Virginia C. Chevalier Bane of gallipolis. In addition to his father he was preceded by two sons, Michael David Bane and Gregory Thomas Bane.
     He was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School, Class of 1952. He was a U.S.Army veteran, having served in England during the Korean conflict. Upon returning from military service, he was employed for 17-1/2 years at Ohio Valley Electric Corporation’s Kyger Creek Plant. From 1973 through March of 1993 he served the Probate Court as Chief Probate Officer and Court Investigator.
     He was a member of the following: Grace United Methodist Church, where he served on the Pastor, Parish Relations Committee, and was a member of the Methodist Men’s Group. He was a former Lay Leader, and former member of the Board Of Trustees; VFW Post No. 4464 and AMVETS No. 23; Gallipolis Shrine Club, where he was a Past President; Aladdin Temple, where he served as an Ambassador to the Potentate; Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7; Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 79; Moriah Council No. 32; and The Rose Commandery No. 43. He was Past Master of All Masonic Bodies, where as on completion of, he was awarded a Knight of the York Cross of Honor. He was a former member of Cliffside Golf Course, Gallipolis Elks Lodge , and Gallipolis Lions Club, of which he a Past President. He was a Township Trustee in Gallipolis Township for 38 years, and served on the board of the Gallia County Council on Ageing from 1987 through 2001.
     In addition to his mother, Gary is survived by his wife of 45 years, Shirley Thomas Bane, whom he married June 1, 1956 in Richmond, Indiana; a sister, Linda Bane Cumberland of Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina; nieces and nephews, Linda (Edward) Midkiff, Babara, (Rich) Griffin, James Flesher Thomas, Cindy (Harrison) Turnbull, Stan (Dana) Spencer, Ruth (David) Neyland, Esther (Denny) Spencer, Ann (Steve) Lipscomb, Brenda (David) Kath, Jennifer (Charles) Bailey, David (Audrey) Vincent, Phillip (Diane) Vincent, Joanne (Paul) Guyke, “Stubby” Gray, Rusty (Cindy) Meyers and Mary (Lynn) Mahiot.
     Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at Grace United Methodist Church, with Pastors Robert Ingram, Jonathan Kollmann and Bob Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and at the church on Wednesday February 27, one hour prior to services. Masonic services will be conducted by Morning Dawn Lodge no. 7 at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at the funeral home. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 by the Gallia County veterans organizations. In lieu o flowers, contributions can be made to the Gary and Shirley Bane Trust Fund at Grace United Methodist Church, or to the Holzer Hospice. At Gary’s request, pallbearers will be Guy Guinther, Clyde Burnett, Richard Bane, Jerry Evans, Edward Midkiff and Richard Cumberland. Honorary pallbearers are Warren F. Sheets, Thomas S. Moulton, Charles M. Neal and Herman L. Dillon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune February 25, 2002
Unknown date
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover

Bane, Gregory Thomas

Gregory T. Bane
     Gregory Thomas Bane, 30, of 2651 Reynolds Dr., Winston-Salem, N. C., formerly of Gallipolis, died Tuesday at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was a former employee of Woodland Center. For most of his life, he was a self-employed musician.
     Born July 30, 1957 in Gallipolis, he was a son of Gary and Shirley Thomas Bane of Gallipolis, who survive. He married Joanne Henderson on May 28, 1986 in Kansas City, Mo., and she survives, along with grandmothers Esther Thomas of Pt. Pleasant and Virginia L. Bane, Cortez, Fla. He was preceded in death by a brother Michael Davis Bane in 1979.
     He was a member of the Gallipolis Elks Lodge, Morning Dawn Masonic Lodge 7, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus. A 1975 graduate of Gallia Academy High School, he completed bachelors degree from Rio Grande College in 1979, graduating magna cum laude.
     He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where a memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m., Rev. Joe Hefner officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

[Note: Based on date of obituary believe date of death was April 12, 1988.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 13, 1988
Transcribed by Lynn Anders     

Bane, Henry D.

     Mr. H. D. Bane, of Harrison township, died Thursday morning, Feb. 23d, 1905, of old age and the infirmities incident thereto, he being over 84 years. He was a fine old gentleman, and his funeral services were at Macedonia this morning, at 10 o'clock by Rev. Massie. Burial by Wetherholt.

[Note: Born- September 13, 1819; Died - February 23, 1905; Burial - Macedonia Cemetery, Harrison Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 25, 1905
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer

Bane, Henry D.

     BANE - We regret to chronicle the death of Mr. Henry D. Bane, who paid the debt to nature at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Price, in Harrison township, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1905, aged about 85 years. His excellent wife preceded him to the better land about two years ago and a son William H. died in August, 1903. He leaves sons John, R. R. and Samuel and two daughters, Mrs. John Price and Mrs. J. Thorn, of Wyoma, W. Va. He was an honorable, upright, industrious citizen and bore the respect and confidence of all who knew him. The last sad rites were held Saturday by Rev. James Massie at Macedonia Church, interment following at the same place by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 3, 1905
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Bane, James

     James Bane, a farmer living near the Blessing Bridge over Raccoon Creek, suicided on Friday evening of last week, by jumping into that stream. His wife had been ill for a long time, and brooding over her sickness is supposed to have driven Bane to commit the rash act. He was about forty years of age, and left a wife and several children.

[Note: His death record states he was 46 years and 4 days and was born and died in Harrison Twp. No stone has been found.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 22, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page

Bane, Nancy

     Mrs. Henry Bane living with her son-in-law Mr. John Price, and mother of S. H. Bane, died Friday night. Her sons Robert and John at Detroit have been telegraphed for.

[Note: Born - September 6, 1818; Died - January 31, 1903; Buried - Macedonia Cemetery, Harrison Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 1903
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer

Bane, Nettie [Allbright]

     Mrs. Nettie Allbright Bane, 82, widow of former Gallia county auditor Wilbur W. Bane, died at 8:30 p. m. Thursday at the home of her son Maurice Bane, Lower River Rd. She had been apparently her normal self until just a few hours before her death.
     Mrs. Bane was born in this county on Jan. 23, 1877, to Jacob and Eveline Drummond Allbright. Her marriage to Mr. Bane was an event of March 18, 1903, and he died on Feb. 25, 1937.
     Also surviving are a son and two daughters Charles Bane and Mrs. Wilford (Gertrude) Evans, Lower River Rd.; and Mrs. A. R. (Virginia) Trout of South Charleston, W. V.,; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A daughter died in infancy.Sisters and brothers who survive are Oscar, Leonard, Elizabeth, William, and Ralph Allbright. Mrs. Michael Miller and Mrs. Elma Smith. A brother and two sisters preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Bane was a member of the Omo Chapel Methodist church and of the Women's Society for Christian Service. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wetherholt Elliott Sanders funeral home. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Saturday and until the hour of the service.

[Note: Died October 29, 1959]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 30, 1959
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer

Bane, William H.

Death of Wm. H. Bane
     Mr. Wm. H. Bane, living with his father, Henry D. Bane, of Northup, died Monday morning, August 3, 1903, of cancer with which he had been afflicted for a long time, and was aged 54 years. He had been married to a daughter of the late Samuel Kerr, but it did not prove a happy one and they separated and he remained single and their child died.
     He was a school teacher by profession and one of the best the county ever afforded. Later in life he farmed and sold nursery stock. He was good dispositioned and very agreeable with every-body and was tactful and possessed the power of getting along nicely with every one and was a natural born politician.
     Everyone who knew him will regret to learn of his death. His mother died last winter, aged 85, and his father survives at about the same age. He has three surviving brothers, Samuel A., of Yellow Towns, one of the most successful farmers, in the county. His other brothers, John and Robt. R. both live in Detroit and are builders of sugar factories. Also two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Thorne, of Mason county, W. Va., and Mrs. John Price of Harrison township, this county.
     The funeral services of Mr. Bane will be conducted at Macedonia at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Massie, the interment by Wetherholt following. It is likely that his brothers and sisters will be at the funeral. They will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 4, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page

Baney, Floris G.

     MARION - Floris G. Baney, 63, 358 Mary St., Marion, died Friday in Marion. Born April 16, 1921, at Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Rosa D. Dray Long.
     Surviving are her husband, Donald E. Baney; three sons, John Richard Baney of Fort Hood, Texas, and Barry Eugene Baney and Robert Kent Baney, both of Marion; two daughters, Mrs. Garland (Pat) Lanthron and Mrs. Walter (Sherry) Jones, both of Marion; three brothers, Carl E. Long of Kenton, and Carl G. Long and James A. Long, both of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. William (Mazie) Reno of Madison, Mrs. Ted (Elinor) Walker of Columbus, and Mary Short of Marion; and seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers.
     Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis. Friends may call at Gunder-Hall Funeral Home, Marion, from 6-9 tonight. Memorial contributions may be made to the Quality of Life Hospice, in care of Marion General Hospital.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 20, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley

Banfill, Reuben

     Died, at the residence of his father, in this city, on Friday morning, Feb. 20th, of Consumption, Mr. Reuben Banfill, aged 26 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 26, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Bankard, John A.

     Died, in this city, on Friday last, Mr. John Bankard, in the 62d year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 2, 1866

Bankard, John

Division Room, Aug. 11, 1866

Whereas, We are called upon to mourn the death of one who was a faithful and highly esteemed member of our order, and a kind friend to all who meet here this day, in the person of John Bankard.
Therefore Resolved, That while we deplore his loss as that, of one, who has in all the years of our intercourse, proven himself worthy of our confidence, we yet see in it the hand of one who doeth all things well, and though we mourn, we bow in submission to his will.
Resolved, That as members of this order, we would assure those that mourn the loss of one far nearer and dearer, the wife and children who have lost a husband and father, of our sympathy in this their hour of sorrow.
Resolved, That a copy of the above resolutions be furnished each of the City papers for publication.
     H.H. Jones, J.G. Damron, C.W. Cherrington, Com.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 16, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Bankard, John T.

GALLIPOLIS, Oct. 24th, 1865
At a regular meeting of Ariel Lodge No. 156, I.O.O.F. adopted the following resolutions:

WHEREAS: In the providence of God, our brother John T. Bankard, has been removed from our midst by death, therefore,
Resolved, That in his death we have lost one who was always faithful in his attendance of the meeting of the Lodge, always ready to perform whatever duties might devolve on him,
Resolved, That in his death his aged Parents have lost their prop and stay, in their declining days; and that we deeply sympathize with them in their bereavement, and point them to Him who tempers the wind to the shorn Lamb, who has said that He does not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men,
Resolved, That the above resolutions be published in the Journal, and Dispatch.
      Chas. R. Minturn, F.L. Leclercq, F. M. Holloway, Com.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 30, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Barcus, Anna Alberta (Stover)

Mrs. Barcus, 84, claimed
     Mrs. Anna Alberta Barcus, 84, of 933 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died at 1 p.m. Monday in the Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness.
     She was born July 16, 1888 in Hamlin, W. Va., daughter of the late Lewis P. and Lucretia Stover.
She was the widow of John W. Barcus, who preceded her in death in 1962. She is survived by one daughter, Eva Barcus, at home; one step-daughter, Mrs. Jess Harding, of Florida; one step-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. Elvira Barcus, Hamden. Several nieces and nephews survive.
     She was a member of Edna Chapel Church on Teens Run Rd. Funeral services will be held from the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. John M. Jeffrey officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

[Note: According to the Social Security Death Index, she died 15 May 1973]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About May 15, 1973
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page

Barcus, Florilla Mae

Entered into eternal rest Tuesday Aug., 4, 1987
     Florilla Mae Barcus, age 81, 125½ Third Ave., Gallipolis, early Tuesday morning Holzer Medical Center. Retired from the Dietary Dept. Holzer Medical Center. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Addie and William Jewell, Opal and Kenneth Halfhill, all of Columbus, Lola and Frederick Richards, Springfield, VA., Rebecca and Bruce Unroe, Ina Belle and William Sibley, Kathryn Baker all of Gallipolis, Ernestine and Norman Kelley, Evergreen, Oh., Donna and Willard Keesee, Orlando, Fla.; sons and daughter-in-law, Ray Barcus, Gallipolis, Ralph and Cathy Barcus, Rodney, Oh., sister, Mary Angel, Gallipolis. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Mercerville, Oh. Rev. Curtis Sheets and Rev. Bruce Unroe, officiating. Burial Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday Cremeens Funeral Chapel, 75 Grape St., Gallipolis.

A Tribute published in the pages of The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio Aug 5, 1987
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

[Note: from Ohio Deaths b. 3/13/1906]

The same obituary submitted by Henny Evans from:
The Columbus Dispatch
August 5, 1987

Barcus, Harry Lee

Mr. Barcus, 61, Succumbs In Hospital
     Harry Lee Barcus, 61, of Eureka Star Route, died at 10 a.m., Monday [29 Jan 1968] in Holzer Hospital. He had been in failing health for one year. His condition had been serious for two months. A Farmer, Mr. Barcus was born on June 17, 1906, in Clay Twp., son of the late Robert and Clara Lanthorne Barcus.
     He is survived by his wife, Ethel Louise Glover, whom he married on July 13, 1929 in Eureka, one son Charles Lee, Crown City, and three grandchildren. Brothers and sisters surviving are Mrs. Frank (Norma) James, Eureka; Mrs. Nola Spurlock, Crown city; Mrs. Mildred (Goldie) Hutchinson, Mrs. Mildred Saunders, Mrs. Divers (Emogene) Dray, all of Gallipolis. Two brothers preceded him in death.
     Mr. Barcus spent all of his life in Gallia County. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Services will be held at Providence Baptist Church Thursday at 2 p.m. under the direction of Rev. Rev. Vernon Jones. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery under the direction of Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call at the residence of his son on Teens Run Road Wednesday afternoon.

Scrapbook clipping
Unknown publication & date
Mary James

Barcus, Ira

    Ira Francis Barcus was born in Gallipolis, O., Feb. 16, 1916. He passed from this world May 11, 1964, at Holzer Hospital. He was the son of Laura (White) Barcus and Stanley Barcus, both of whom are deceased. Ira is survived by his widow, the former Frances Betz, and four young sons, Michael, age 15 yrs., Larry age 13 yrs., Ralph age 12 yrs., and Larry Jr., age 10 yrs.  He was one of a family of ten children. Four brothers and four sisters are left to grieve for him.  One brother, Richard Curtis, died in December 1918, age 5 yrs. The surviving are Mrs. Paul Smith (Jessie) of Etna, Ohio; Mrs. Granville Layne (Myrtle) of Etna, Ohio; Mr. Lloyd Barcus of Sandusky, Ohio; Ms. Elvis Lucas (Alpharetta) of Gallipolis; Mrs. James Leonard (Juanita) of Springfield, Ohio; Mr. William Barcus, Gallipolis; Mr. Robert Barcus, Springfield, Ohio; Mr. Donald Barcus, Gallipolis.
    Ira enlisted for service in World War 2 in 1939, and he had finished his training when Pearl Harbor was bombed. He served for six years with the combat engineers in Europe, participating in the Battle of the Bulge and helped in the building of bridges across the Rhine River ahead of our troops. Returning home at the end of the war, he became employed at the GSI where he worked for 17 years until he suffered a coronary heart attack in Jan. 1963 from which he never fully recovered. Since then, his health has failed rapidly, and after much suffering, another attack ended his life.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 18th, 1964

Ira Barcus Heart Victim at 48 Years
    Ira F. Barcus, 48, a resident of Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died at 12:05 a.m. today at Holzer Hospital, an hour and a half after he was admitted following a heart attack. He was born February 16, 1916 on Teens Run in Clay Twp., son of the late Stanley and Laura White Barcus. He was one of 10 children. Brothers and sisters who survive are Mrs. Paul (Jessie) Smith and Mrs. Granville (Myrtle) Layne both of Columbus; Mrs. James (Juanita) Leonard of Springfield; Mrs. Ora (Alpha) Lucas, Bill and Donald Barcus, all of Gallipolis; Lloyd Barcus of Sandusky and Roger Barcus of Springfield.  His marriage was to the former Frances Betz of Patriot on Oct. 5, 1945. She survives with four children at home, Michael, Ralph, Larry and Ira Jr.
    Mr. Barcus attended Clay and Gallipolis schools.  He was a veteran of World War II and served in Europe.  His last employment was at the Gallipolis State Institute, where he retired a year ago due to ill health.  He was a member of Mina Chapel Church, where services will be held at 1 pm. Wednesday under the auspices of the Lafayette Post, American Legion.  Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate with burial under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

[Note: Ohio Sgt. Co D, 341 Engineers WW II]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 11th, 1964
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Barcus, James Robert

In Memoriam                                In Fond Memory

Dear Daddy is sleeping
So free from all pain
Awake him not sweet spirit
To suffer again
He's sleeping so peacefully,
Oh, let him sleep on
His suffering is ended
His troubles all gone.
Oh, think what he suffered
So feeble with pain

Through the long winter nights
We soothed him in vain
Till God in his mercy
Sent his message of love,
And took him from us
To heaven above.
So sad and lonely are the days
Since he went away
To dwell with the angels
Until the perfect day.

     James Robert Barcus, eldest son of Alexander and Sarah Ann (Lewis) Barcus first saw the light of day on John's Creek in Guyan Twp., Gallia County, Ohio, August 17, 1869. Departed a long and well-spent life at his home in Eureka in the early morning hours of May 3rd, 1947. Having attained the advanced age of 77 years, 8 months, 16 days.
      On Sept. 5, 1900, he was united in marriage with Clara Lanthorn and for nearly half century they shared the joys and sorrows of life's pathway. Eight children came to bless this union, one of whom, Harold, preceded his father in death some ten years ago.
     The loving companion and the following children survive to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father - Homer Barcus, Gallipolis; Harry, Bladen; Mrs. Frank James (Norma) and Mrs. Nola Spurlock, Eureka; Mrs. Sherman Criner (Golda) and Mrs. Harold Criner (Emmogene), Gallipolis; and Mrs. Brady Saunders (Mildred), Bladen.
     Surviving also are five brothers; Truman, Columbus; Thomas and Stanley, Gallipolis; John and Ross of Bladen. Twenty-nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. One brother, Richard, and two sisters deceased, Alpha and Janie.
     Mr. Barcus was converted, followed the example of his Saviour in the ordinance of baptism and united with the Providence Baptist church in early manhood and lived a quiet and industrious life. He was a good man, an obliging neighbor respected in his community by all who knew him. A short time before his passing over the Dark River he remarked that he was prepared and wished to go home and rest, so while his frail body will be returned to earth to await the resurrection, his spirit was wafted to that Celestial mansion in the heavens.

[Note: Buried - Mina Chapel Cemetery, Green Twp.]

Gallipolis paper
May 1947
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                      
Top of Page

Barcus, Josiah

     Josiah Barcus, 79 of Albany, Ohio died suddenly Tuesday evening. He was a retired master sergeant of the U.S. Army after 25 years of service. He was born Aug. 30, 1896 in Gallipolis to the late Thomas J. and Alvira Whitaker Barcus.
     Survivors include his wife, Lavada Amos Barcus, whom he married Aug. 19, 1974. Other survivors are: two brothers, Clarence and Wyman, both of Gallipolis. Two sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of Mina Chapel Church.
     Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will be in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Military rites will be conducted by a military detachment from Ft. Knox, Ky.

Unknown publication
Abt. 1975
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                  

Barcus, Randy M.

     BIDWELL - Randy Morris Barcus, 35, of Bidwell, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 1991 at University Hospital, Columbus. He was born Jan. 27, 1956 in Gallipolis. He was a carpenter and construction worker and a member of Local Union 650, Pomeroy. He is survived by his mother, Carol Jean Murray and stepfather, Clois C. Murray of Florida. Other survivors include his wife, Cathy O’Dell Barcus, who he married Aug. 25, 1977 in Gallipolis; and one brother, Andrew Michael of Bidwell; four step-brothers; three step-sisters; and a step-grandfather, Eura Sampson.
     Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Monday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home.

Sunday Times Sentinel
October 20, 1991
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Barcus, Richard William

R.W. Barcus Dies Early Last Night at Ashland, KY
Last Rites at Baptist Church Thursday 2 P.M.
     Richard William Barcus, a lifelong resident of Gallia County, died about ten o'clock last night in Kings Daughters' Hospital at Ashland, KY.
     The news of Mr. Barcus' death will be a shock to his friends and associates here; many of whom did not know of his illness or that he had left Gallipolis. He had suffered a heart ailment for some time and as it became increasingly worse he had to give up his work at the Spring Hill Dairy Co., where he had been employed for several years. Three weeks ago he and Mrs. Barcus went to Ashland to be near their only daughter, Audrey, wife of Clifford Justice.
     Mr. Barcus was the son of the late Alexander and Sarah Anne Lewis Barcus and was born in Ohio Township. He would have been 58 years old July 5.
     He is survived in addition to the daughter mentioned before by his wife, who was Myrtle Crouse, before her marriage and two sons, Virgil of Huntington and Floyd of Columbus. He also leaves six brothers and a sister; Robert of Clipper Mill, Thomas and Stanley of Gallipolis, Truman of Columbus, John and Ross Barcus and Mrs. Janie Crouse of Bladen. There are five grandchildren.
     He was a member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows and the last rites will be under their auspices. They will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church here. Rev. Waid Radford of Pleasantville, formerly of the Methodist charge at Eureka, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery by A.E. Tope.

[Note: Per stone Died 1942. Death Certificate shows he was born July 5, 1882; died June 2, 1942]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown  

Barcus, Sarah Frances

     Sarah Frances Barcus, daughter of W. R. and Flora Barcus, was born Sept. 12, 1917, and departed this life Dec. 6, 1921, being 4 years, 2 months an 24 days. She was taken sick Dec. 1, with diphtheria. Everything was done for her that loving hands could do, but to no avail.
     She leaves her parents and one sister with a host of friends to mourn their loss. We weep not for little Frances for she has gone to Him who said "suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we love is still,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

[Note: from funeral home record Buried in Providence Cemetery, Clay Tp.]

Gallipolis paper
December 6, 1921
Transcribed by Irene Blamer     
                                                                        Top of Page

Barcus, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Barcus, 76, Dropped Dead At Roush Home
     Thomas J. Barcus, retired farmer, who was well-known in Gallipolis and other Gallia County communities in which he had lived, dropped dead at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday. Death resulted from a thrombosis, was the verdict of Dr. Paul Foster, coroner. It occurred at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Clarence and Anna Roush, Rt. 2, Gallipolis.
     Until several months ago Mr. and Mrs. Barcus lived at 135 State St., near the Tabit factory building. Smoking his pipe, he was long a familiar figure on the Ohio Valley Bank corner. Soon after the Roushes bought what is known as the Klicker farm on the Chillicothe Rd. the Barcuses went there to make their home.
     Mr. Barcus was 76 years old last July. He was born in Guyan Twp. and was a son of Alexander and Sarah Ann Lewis Barcus. At Eureka on May 31, 1893, he and Elvira Whittaker were united in marriage by Squire A.E. Sibley. All his years were spent in his native county. He was a member of the Mina Chapel Church.
     Surviving him besides his wife and the daughter named are three sons and another daughter; Josiah Barcus, Gallipolis; Clarence and Wyman Barcus, Clipper Mills; and Mrs. Mae Ferguson, Vinton. There are three brothers, Truman of Columbus, John Barcus of Bladen and Ross Barcus, also of Bladen.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mina Chapel, with Rev. Charles Lusher in charge, burial in the church cemetery by Claude mortuary, will be taken to the church at noon Friday.

[Note from stone: 1871 - 1947; from Ohio Deaths b. 7/22/1870 & d. 9/16/1947]

Gallipolis paper
Date unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Barcus, Virgil Forest

V. F. Barcus, 51, Succumbs in Columbus
     Virgil Forest Barcus, 51, died of heart trouble at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 76 Smith Place, Columbus. Born June 17, 1909, at Raccoon Island, Mr. Barcus was one of four children of Richard and Myrtle Crouse Barcus. Survivors include a brother and a sister: Floyd, Columbus; Audry — Mrs. Cliff Justice, Pittsburgh.
     Mr. Barcus attended Gallipolis schools including Gallia Academy High school, and as a young man he farmed on the Ernest J. Riggs farm. Later he went to Huntington and worked in the garage business, and then to Athens and Nelsonville with the Beasley company. His last work was with a garage in Columbus, where he went a year ago.
     He married Eva Cox of Gallia County June, 1931, at Greenup, Ky. and she survives along with five children: June – Mrs. Doug Ward, Huntington; Delores – Mrs. George Leonard, Huntington; Patricia – Mrs. James Woodyard, Huntington; Linda Lou and Virgil Forest, Jr., Huntington. Mr. Barcus attended the marriage of Patricia last Saturday evening in Huntington.
     They all came up Sunday for the Barcus reunion on Fortification hill. And then he visited his mother, Mrs. Ed Thompson, in Addison. His stepfather also survives. His father died a quarter of a century ago.
Two grandchildren also survive.
     Miller’s Home for Funerals will announce arrangements.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill. According to Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, he died on August 31, 1960]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. August 31, 1960
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Barcus, Wellington Ross

     Funeral services for Wellington Ross Barcus, 59, Rt. 1, Bladen, who died of heart trouble at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Holzer Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Clay Chapel Methodist Church, the Rev. Earl Cremeens, Gallipolis, officiating. Burial will be made by F. L. Stevers in Clay Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the home of a surviving brother, John Barcus, Rt. 1, Bladen, until hour for the funeral.
     Mr. Barcus was admitted to the hospital at 2:30 p.m. last Friday. A farmer, he was born June 9, 1890, near Bladen, to Alexander and Sarah Lewis Barcus. For 15 years he was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
     The decedent was divorced, but he never remarried. His former wife bacame Mrs. Harry Chambers, and she survives with one daughter, Mrs. James McCLure, Springfield, and three grandchildren. Three surviving brothers are Stanley, Rt. 2, Gallipolis; Truman, Columbus, and John Barcus, Rt. 1, Bladen.

Transcribed by Jacquelyn Woolley
1949 obituary                                                                                                   Top of Page

Bardon, Thomas

Death of Thomas Bardon
     Mr. Thomas Bardon, son-in-law of Squire Lewis Safford, his wife’s name being Lena, ill for a long time with what is called stone cutter’s consumption, died this Friday morning, February 17, 1899, at Mr. Safford’s, mentioned, three miles from town.
     Wetherholt took charge here, and the remains will be shipped to Columbus, where he belongs to the Sons of St. John, the Stone Cutter’s Association, and other orders. He was an Englishman, born in England about 40 years ago, and having come to this country several years ago.
     He leaves a widow, but no children. He had been married seven or eight years ago, and was a first rate man with lots of friends, and President of the Stone Cutters’ Association. He spent the most of the past summer here in an invalid condition. He returned to Columbus last September, and returned here during the holidays and this winter has gradually declined.

[Note: from Ohio Deaths b. 1851 in England]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Feb. 17, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Barker, Albert P.

     PATRIOT - Albert P. Baker, 48, Rt 2, Patriot, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Valley Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born Dec 29, 1931, in Morehead, Ky., son of the late Allie and Lucy Butcher
Barker, he owned and operated his own trucking firm in Gallia County for nearly 20 years and served in the U.S. Army in 1950-52.
     He married the former Beatrice Wickline, who survives, on Feb. 10, 1961, in Greenup, Ky. Also surviving are four sons, Hobart, Jimmy, Paul and Bobby, all at home; four daughters, Catherine, Mary, Becky and Jean, all at home; two brothers, John of Carroll and Archie of Middletown, Del., and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Drake of Amanda, and Mrs. Mary Stamper of Bunker Hill, Ind. A son, John, three brothes and a sister preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Ebert and the Rev. Jim Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hil Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. Monday.

[Note: Died October 10, 1980]

Gallipolis paper
October 1980
Transcribed by Maxine Marshal                                                                          Top of Pagel

Barker, Olivia  [Carroll]

Mrs. Barker, Cancer Victim, Was Born in Kanauga 63 Yrs. Ago
     Last rites for Mrs. Olivia Carroll Barker, 63, widow of Alfred Barker, who died Friday morning at her home in Henderson, following an illness of five years from cancer of the thryroid gland, were held at the home at 2 o’clock Sunday. Burial in Lone Oak cemetery.
     Mrs. Barker had been suffering for several years but became worse about a week ago and was bedfast only a few days. She was a patient sufferer and was interested in her community activities until her death.
     For a number of years, she was active as a member of the Henderson M. E. Church. She lived in Henderson with her family almost her entire life. She was born at Kanauga, Ohio, July 30, 1870, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carroll, now deceased.
     Mrs. Barker is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Otmer Plants and Mrs. Edna Austin, both of Henderson, and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Frances Collins, also of Henderson. One sister, Mrs. Harry Lasley, of Henderson, survives.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 30, 1933
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Barker, Robert

Death of Robert Barker
     Another pioneer has gone to his reward, Robert Barker, after battling with the storms of this life for a long time, passed peacefully away at his home near Bush’s Mill Thursday evening at 5 o’clock. Deceased was born in Dearborn county, Ind., Sep. 3, 1823, and was therefore in the 74th year of his age. He came to Gallia county with his parents when four years old and settled at Sample’s Landing where he has made his home ever since.      In 1847 he married Mary Ann Thompson, who proved to be a valuable helpmate and was always ready to lend a helping hand in an hour of need. Their marriage was blessed with twelve children, five boys and seven girls, two of each having preceded him to the other shore. For twenty-six years Mr. Barker was engaged in the coal business at the coal banks near his home and was very successful in this enterprise.
     After giving up this business he followed merchandising until 1885 when he retired and sought the quietude of his farm. He was truly a pioneer and did much for the advancement of every thing good in his neighborhood. His integrity and strict business principles won for him the respect of all who came in contact with him in his daily walks in life. His only sister resides at Mt. Carbon, W. Va. Burial occurred at Mt. Zion Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, funeral by Rev. T. F. Carey.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, August 31, 1897
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Barker, Teddy Sr.

     Teddy Barker, Sr., 77, Patriot Star Route, died Saturday morning in Holzer Medical Center. Born Aug. 2, 1905, in Boyd County, KY, son of the late Henry and Kathryn Childers Barker, he was a retired iron worker.
     He married Thelma Lockwood, who survives, on Dec. 3, 1924, in Boyd County. Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Elizabeth) Barber of Wheelersburg, Mrs. Alex (Betty) Cress of Lexington, KY; Mrs. James (Bonnie) Simms of Gallipolis, Mrs. Flem (Sheila) Arrowood of Oak Hill and Mrs. Walter (Sue) Brown of Mount Sterling; six sons, Ted Jr. of Ashland, KY; Bill of Raceland, KY, Harold of Lakeland, FL; Alben of Portsmouth, Gerald of Gahanna and David of Chillicothe; four brothers, Robert and Clarence, both of Ashland; Henry of Baltimore, MD and John of Turlock,CA; a sister, Lucy Wellman of Colorado Springs, CO; 26 grandchldren and seven great-grandchildren. A son, two brothers and a sister also preceded him in death.
     Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Robert Colvin officiating. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Chris Barker, Darrell Barker, Teddy Barker, Jack Barker, Jeff Barker, Jimmie Simms and Steve Arrowood.

The Sunday Times-Sentinel
Jan. 16, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Barker, John Robert

     J. Robert Barker passed away at his home on Grape Street at 12 o'clock Wednesday night, April 3, 1918. His death was due to bladder trouble. Mr. Barker was compelled to retire from his shoe business one year ago on account of ill health and has been failing ever since until the end finally came.
     Mr. Barker was born at Sample's Landing 66 years ago, Feb. 25, and was the son of John R. and Mary Barker. He was married to Miss Mary Margaret Gee and to them were born the following children, all of whom survive:Mrs H. M. Harding and Butler of this city, Mrs. Ernest Weaver and John of Newark, OH. His wife preceded him in death Oct., 1914. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Peru Harrington and Mrs. Betty Spurlock of Bladen.
     He was interested in his younger days in flatboating coal down the river from Sampler's Landing. Of late years he conducted a shoe store and repair shop. Mr. Barker served two terms as city councilman from the First Ward. He was a man of a generous, kindly nature, a friend to all and devoted to his family and his death will be regretted by a host of friends. He was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M.
     The funeral will be conducted from his late home Saturday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. W. Ross Yokley with interment at Mound Hill Cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: Death Certificate--John Robert Barker was born Feb. 25, 1851. His mother's maiden name was Mary Ann Thompson.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 4, 1918
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Barlow, Aaron

     Died in this town, on Saturday night last, after a protracted illness, Aaron Barlow, aged 46 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 17, 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Barlow, B. S.

Mr. B. S. Barlow, former Gallipot. Dead at Streator
     Ernest Cating received a telegram Tuesday announcing the death of his uncle B. S. Barlow Monday at Streator, Ill, at the age of 82 years. Mr. Barlow in his early years was a prominent shoe merchant in this city and was a straight forward man in every way and had many friends here who will regret his death. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred LeRoy, with whom he resided, and one brother, Tel Barlow, of Streator.
     The remains will be interred at Peoria, Ill, beside those of his wife.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 15, 1919
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark

Barlow, Eliza

Miss Eliza Barlow
     Miss Eliza Barlow, aged 81 years, and who had been making her home with her nephew, Mr. Marion Barlow, died at one o’clock on last Wednesday morning. The funeral services were conducted from her late home on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. Magee, of the M.E. Church, officiating. Burial was at the Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, January 14, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Barlow, Florence Mills

Mrs. Barlow Dead
     Mrs. Florence Mills Barlow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Mills, both deceased, died Sunday at the home of her son, Mills Barlow, in California. She was the widow of B. Frank Barlow, for many years a merchant here. Mrs. Barlow had been an invalid for many years from rheumatism. Interment was made in California.

Gallia Times
Thursday, February 23, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Barlow, Frank

Frank Barlow's Death
     The following taken from the Evening News of Roswell, New Mexico, gives further particulars concerning the death of B. Frank Barlow, a former Gallipolis resident, who died at Artesia, New Mexico, recently.
     B. F. Barlow, a prominent business man of Artesia, died suddenly yesterday of heart trouble. Mr. Barlow conducted a news agency and cigar store having as his asssociate in business his son. Mr. Barlow was an Elk and the funeral which was conducted this afternoon, was under the auspices of the Roswell B. P. O. E., Exalted Ruler, C. M. Einhart going down with a number of members to officiate in the ceremonies. Other local Elks attending were G. W. Robinson, F. R. Faville, Henry Johnson, Hial Colbean, Milo Pearce, Jr. and Harry. . .[rest of article cut off]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Aug 31, 1916
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page

Barlow, John Joseph

Death of Mr. Barlow
    Mr. John Barlow, 32 years of age, died at the home of his father-in-law Adam Unroe, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He left a wife and four children. He was formerly a merchant of Lawrence County and went to Indiana three months ago. About a week ago he came here to make his home, but was in feeble health from spinal trouble, and grew worse.
     His funeral services will be at the Baptist Church at Mercerville at 11 a.m. Thursday, burial following by Wetherholt. He was a Mason and Knight of the Golden Eagles.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Wednesday, June 28, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Barlow, William Sherman

Man Killed In Columbus--Brought Here For Burial
     William Sherman Barlow, aged 40, a native of Gallia County, was killed Monday morning at his work in Columbus where he was removing snow from a switch of the H.V.R.R. He is survived by his wife, five children and four brothers, Alva, Ernie, Calvin and Stanley of Mudsock. The body will be brought here Tuesday evening on the H.V. for funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Walnut Church. Rev. Frist officiating and burial in Drummond Cemetery in charge of A.E. Tope.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born: Sept. 1886 in Gallia County; died Feb. 20, 1928 in Marion Township, Franklin County, Ohio. 41 years of age. Section Hand. Divorced. ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 21, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Barnes, Christiana

     Died in this place, on the 29th ult., Mrs. Christiana Barnes, in the 52nd year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 3, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Barnes, Henry Clay

H.D. Barnes Passes
Former O.H.E. Official Dead At Waverly, Ohio
     Henry Clay Barnes, one of the best loved and most highly respected men the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics ever brought to Gallipolis, is dead in Pike county, after several years of bad health. He passed away this (Saturday) morning, and many here mourn his departure.
     Mr. Barnes was a well-to-do man, a most efficient steward, and a very companionable man in every way, who made friends of all who knew him. Prominent for many years in Pike county Republican politics, he accepted the stewardship of the big Gallipolis state institution as a variation from farm duties. Clean, honest, square and fair, he was eminently successful. He learned to love the institution and the town, and visited both regularly, year after year, after he retired, to the great pleasure of a host of his friends.
     We do not know his exact age, but he was well up in the sixties as years go, but as young as youth itself in his enthusiasms and interests. May he rest in peace!

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 28, 1921
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Barnes, Hugh

     DIED - In this place, Sunday night, Hugh Barnes, in the 22nd year of his age. The deceased was a printer, having learned that business in the Journal office. In all our connexion [sic] with printers, either as an apprentice, journeyman, or employer, we never knew another that had a truer heart, or one more favorable in the discharge of the duties of every day life. He left the office on the 13th of December last, having at that time a second attack of hemorrhaging of the lungs, which ended in consumption. The gap made in the home circle by the death of him who was alike honorable in his feelings and affectionate in his disposition, can only be appreciated around the hearth-stone of that home. The funeral was numerously attended at the Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon.

"Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating,
Funeral marches to the grave." N.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 20, 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Barnes, Jane Morrow

Death of Mrs. Barnes
     Mrs. Jane Morrow Barnes living with Mrs. Cora Eads in the old Louis Baer residence on State street, died at 9 o’clock Thursday evening, Jan. 18, aged 66 years, March ’99. She had been bedfast three weeks from a complication of infirmities that wore her out.
     Her first husband was Robt. E. Morrow and her last Edward Barnes. She had been a resident of this city all her life and was well and favorably known. She left a brother in Mason county and two children, Mr. Henry Barnes and Mrs. Perry Coverston.
     Her funeral services will be conducted by Rev. L. L. Magee Saturday at 2 p.m., at her late home and her burial by Wetherholt at Mound Hill.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Friday, January 19, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Barnes, Sarah Catherine

     Sarah Catherine Barnes who was 83 years of age on March 11, went quietly to her rest on Friday March 25 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Barnes. Mrs. Barnes made no claim of earthly greatness, but by her love and concern made the word "Mother" a beautiful word to her children and the word "Friend" live in the hearts of those who knew her. To the very end she wanted to serve rather than be served.
     Sister Barnes was converted and baptized at an early age and became a member of the Baptist Church at Greenbottom, W. Va. Some twenty years ago she rededicated her life to Jesus at Victory Baptist Church. She was never very demonstrative of her faith but her daily walk spoke her faith to the world. She lived conscious of the presence of Jesus and lived to please Him. As she felt the end near she told her daughter Lulu she was ready to go and together they said: Yea though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.
     Mrs. Barnes was twice married- first to Harvey Spurlock who died in 19??. To this union was born four children, two dying in infancy and Cecil Spurlock of Cheshire, Ohio, who died in 1933. Mrs. Ed Barnes, Crown City, who lovingly cared for her mother to the end is the only surviving child of this marriage. Her second husband was William J. Barnes and of this union there remains Mrs. Oherl Perkins and Mrs. Hattie Best, both of Cleveland, Ohio. There are also 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Miriam Peters of Walker W. Va. survives.
     On March 11, the family gathered for the birthday of Sister Barnes, little realizing it would be the last earthly gathering with this dear one. Now as the family gathers again there is a word of comfort you should hear- the words of an old song Sister Barnes tried to sing the night before her death-

Death cannot keep his prey Jesus, my Savior
He tore the bars away
Jesus My Lord
Up from the grave he arose
With a mighty triumph o'er his foes
He arose a victor from the dark domain saints to reign
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah Christ arose!

[Note from stome 1866 - 1949 Ridge Lawn Cemetery]

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

Barnett, James

Death of James Barnett
     Mr. Sam Frank received a telegram from Mr. R. D. Neal, at Columbus, at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, announcing the death at his home of James Barnett, of this county, of consumption.

The Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, June 23, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Barron, Alfred

     A patient of Gallia county died at the Athens Hospital Wednesday. He was Alfred Barron, father of Mrs. Alice Johnson and was buried at Athens.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Friday, January 18, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Barrows, Capt. W. Austin

Capt. Barrows Dead
Death Caused by Paralysis at Toronto, Ohio, His Home
Capt. W. Austin Barrows, as was foreshadowed in these columns yesterday, died Monday afternoon of paralysis October 9, 1911, and at the age of about 65 years.
     He came here with his family about 1884 from Buffalo, W. Va., in hope of educating his children here better than there and owned and occupied the property now owned by Mr. James F. Walker and occupied by him a portion being the U. S. Marine Hospital, he purchasing the same of Capt. Barrows, when the latter moved to Toronto six or seven years ago. He closed out all his properties here and embarked in the furniture business at Toronto and we understand has been very successful there. Up to the time of his going there he had been a steamboatman all his life and commanded the Neva and Claribel and his two brothers Frank and Ed were on the boats with him. His father settled here and bought nice property at the corner of Pine street and First avenue and died here. Capt. Barrows was a highly respected man, honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow men and wherever he is known his death will be regretted.
     He is survived by wife and three daughters, Elsie, wife of Dr. Emmett Shaw, dentist, of this city, and Misses Mamie and Neva at home, and one son Mr. George Barrows, also of Toronto.
     His body will arrive here on the B. & O. Wednesday evening accompanied by his family and friends and Rev. Albert Thomas, formerly rector of St. Peter’s church here, and who boarded with Capt. Barrows when here, and who will conduct the services. The body will be met by friends and undertaker Wetherholt and be conveyed to the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Shaw near Gallia Academy on 4th avenue, where the funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m., the interment following at Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 10, 1911
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Barry, Arnold

     PROCTORVILLE - Arnold Barry, 84, of 106 Grant St., Proctorville, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. He was born Aug. 19, 1905, in Gallia County and was the son of the late John and Navada Moore Barry. He was a member of the Linville Church of Christ and was a retired employee of Carlisle Tile.
     He was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlene Wilson Barry; one son, Clovis Lee Barry; one sister; and five brothers. Survivors include his wife, Stella Stephens Barry; one daughter, Chloie Barry Whitehead of Ironton; two sons, Chancie Barry of Kitts Hill and Frank Barry of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four stepdaughters, Betty Reed of Chesapeake, Mary Shepard of Hilliard and Doris Sexton and Selva Singer, both of Merrit Island, Fla.; four stepsons, Roger Stephens of Des Moines, Iowa, Frank Stephens of Peoria, Ariz., and Ralph Stephens and Gary Stephens, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Lawrence Barry of Kitts Hill; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 15 step grandchildren; 12 great-step grandchildren.
     Service will be 2 P.M. Friday at Linville Church of Christ with David Smith officiating. Burial will be at Ross Cemetery at Kitts Hill. Visitation is 6 - 9 P.M. today at Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville and one hour prior to service at the church.

Ironton Tribune
August 9, 1990, page 2
Contributed by Jeff Hayes                                                      Top of Page

Barry, Chancy

Obituary of Chancy Barry
     Chancy "Buck" Barry, 88, of Willow Wood, Ohio, died Wednesday in VA Medical Center, Huntington.
He was born May 29, 1894, in Gallia Co., a son of the late John and Nevada Moore Barry. He was an Army Veteran of World War I and retired farmer. He was a member of the Linville Church of Christ.
     Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Sylvia Watson of Willow Wood; two brothers, Lawrence Barry of Aid, Ohio, and Arnold Barry of Proctorville; 15 nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Sunday at the Linville Church of Christ by Ministers Charlie Ross and Roy McKeand. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schneider Funeral Home, Chesapeake, from 3-5 and 6-9 P.M. Saturday.

SOURCE: Clipping from the Ironton Tribune. The clipping is in the possession of Ernestine Berry Hayes.
Contributed by Jeff Hayes

[*Date of death estimated in 1982]                     

Barry, Grace [Devold]

Mrs. James Barry
Passes to Life Eternal--Burial at Good Hope Saturday
     Mrs. James Barry, Sr., aged 76, one of the best known and beloved women of Guyan Tp., died Friday afternoon of a complication of ailments, after an illness of three months. Much sympathy is felt for the near relatives, especially for the disconsolate husband, who is in poor health and who suffers untold agony from cancer in his eye.
     Burial at Good Hope Saturday by Undertaker Trowbridge. Service was conducted by Si Wallace. Mrs. Barry was a native of Noble County, but had lived in this county many years. She is survived by, besides her husband and about 70 grandchildren, the following children: Linus, William, John, Elza, Lafayette, James, Levi, Mrs. Albert Belville and Mrs. William Belville.

[Note: 12/4/1834 - 3/18/1910 d/o Levy & Elizabeth Smith Devold, aged 75 yrs. 3 mos. 14 das.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 23, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Barry, James

Dies On Monday
     James Barry, 81, well-known retired farmer of the Mercerville community, died in Holzer hospital at 6:15 p.m., Monday. He had been a patient there for a period of two weeks, and prior to that time had been in fair health.
     He was a lifelong resident of the county. He was born in Guyan twp., on Jan. 7, 1876, the son of the late James and Grace Devaull Barry. Of that union two brothers survive, Lafayette of Scottown and Levi of Mercerville.
     Barry was united in marriage to Myrtie Martin, and she survives. They would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary, if he had lived until Christmas day. Twelve children were born to this union and those who survive are five sons and three daughters: Stanley of Proctorville, Owen, Carl and Dale, all of Mercerville; Alden of Chesapeake, Mrs. Bessie Sheets of Mercerville, Mrs. Earl Montgomery of Scottown and Mrs. Kathleen Dalton of Gallipolis. Three sons and a daughter preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday at the Good Hope Church. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery under the direction of the C. R. Halley Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home after 3 p.m. Wednesday and until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 9, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Barry, Lafayette

     GALLIPOLIS - Lafayette Barry, 91, Crown City Route 1, died at 9:10 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. He had been in failing health for 15 months and in serious condition for two days.  He was born at Crown City, the son of James Barry and Grace Devall Barry. He was twice married.  His first wife was Ida Moore and his second wife was Ollie Wallace, both of whom preceded him in death.
     Mr. Barry is survived by the following children: Oliver Barry, Mrs. Russell (Ethel) Hineman, Mrs. Roy (Edith) William, Mrs. Chauncey (Mildred), all of Crown City; Oron and Lafayette, Jr., of Scottown, Ohio; Olaf of Anchorville, Mich., and Mrs. Eva Pinkerman of Columbus; two step children, Marshall Wallace, of Huntington and Mrs. James (Beulah) Brumfield, Crown City.  He also has 40 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren. One brother, Levi Barry, Columbus, O., also survives. Five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
     He was a member of the Wilma Chapel Church of Christ. Services will be held at 2 p.m. DST Monday at the Mercerville Baptist Church with the Rev. Max Cleveland, of Huntington, officiating.  Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery at Mercerville. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Athens Sunday Messenger
August 22, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Barry, Lawrence

Obituary of Lawrence Barry
     LAWRENCE BARRY, 99, of Kitts Hill, widower of Bessie Mae Wilson and Edith Carrie Hart Jenkins, died Thursday in Sunset Nursing Home. He was a retired truck driver with Allied Chemical Co.
     Survivors include two sons, Billy W. Barry of Jamestown and Paul G. Barry of Ironton; three stepdaughters, Judy Daugherty of Deering, Susan Drummond of Pennsylvania and Jane Butler of Florida; one stepson, Everett Jenkins of Rock Camp. Funeral 2 P.M. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home; burial in Linnville Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.

Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Friday, August 7, 1998, page 2-E
Contributed by Jeff Hayes                                                   Top of Page

Barry, Navada [Moore]

Obituaray of Navada (Moore) Barry
     Mrs. Navada Barry, 90, of Willow Wood died Friday at her home. Mrs. Barry was born in Noble Co., Ohio on August 18, 1869, daughter of the late Lafayette and Wilma [sic] Rossiter Moore.
     She was married to John D. Barry in 1887 and he preceded her in death in 1929. They spent most of their life in Gallia County, moving to Lawrence County in 1921.
     Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Sylvia Watson of Willow Wood, six sons, Arnold Barry of Kitts Hill, Charles Barry [sic] of Patriot, Jesse Barry of Huntington, Chauncey Barry at home, and Lawrence and Clovis Barry of Willow Wood, two brothers, Seldon Moore of Cheshire, Ohio, and Stanley Moore of Crown City, Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. Willa Rose and Mrs. Jessie Harrison of Crown City; 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held today at 2 PM in Linville Church of Christ. Evangelists Arnold Taylor and J. W. Holcomb will officiate with burial in Good Hope Cemetery, Gallia County. The body was removed from the Phillips Funeral Home to the residence where friends may call.

The Ironton (Ohio) Tribune
Sunday, January 3, 1960, page 9.
Contributed by Jeff Hayes                                                 

Barry, Vada Christine

Gallia Native Dies in Athens
     Miss Vada Christine Barry, 20, a resident of Rt. 2 Crown City, died at 8:22 p.m. Saturday in an Athens hospital. She had been ill for one week. Miss Barry was born in Guyan twp., June 16, 1943, daughter of the late Grant Barry, and she is survived by her mother, Mary Raines Barry of Rt. 2, Crown City. A sister and brother who survive are Mrs. John (Marjean) McGuire and Charles Barry, both of Rt. 2 Crown City.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Crown City Methodist church. Rev. Melvin Holley will officiate, and burial will be in Crown City cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.

[Note: died May 11, 1963]

unknown publication- found in scrapbook
unknown date- probably May 13, 1963
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Barsotti, David H.

     David H. Barsotti, 73, of 1425 Eastern Ave., died at 10:20 pm Wednesday at his home. He had been in failing health the past two years. Mr Barsotti operated Davids Place on Vine Street for 23 years.
     He was born Sept 8 1898 at Bagni Di Lucca, Italy, son of the late Joseph & Errichetta Barsi Barsotti. He is survived by his wife, Tina Barsotti, whom he married on April 23 1936 in Italy and one son Joe, Gallipolis. Two grandchildren survive. Two brothers and two sisters survive: Gino Barsotti, Gallipolis and Silvio Barsotti, Buffalo, N Y; Aneta Barsotti and Albertena Silvestri both of Bagni Di Lucca, Italy. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Mr Barsotti had resided in Gallipolis since 1945, moving here from Parkersburg, W Va. He was a member of the St Louis Catholic Church Knights of Columbus.
     Funeral mass will be held at 9 am Saturday at St Louis Catholic Church with Rev A J Golubiewski officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home 3-5 and 7-9 pm Friday. Rosary services will be held at 7pm on Friday.

The Daily Sentinel
Oct 14 1971
Transcribed by Deanna Sinks

Bartells, Joanna [Burdett] Greenwood

     Mrs. Joanna Bartells wife of Henry Bartells of the Laska Hotel, died Saturday, July 19 after a lingering illness. Mrs. Bartells was a daughter of Joseph and Ann Burdett and was born at Ashland, Ky., April 30, 1842. She was united in marriage July 14, 1863 to Alexander Greenwood, who died in 1895. To this union were born two children, Frank G. Greenwood of Indianapolis and Mrs. Darius Wolf of Pittsburg, who survive and also a sister, Mrs. Mary Davisson of Ashland. She was married to Mr. Bartells in 1904.
     The funeral services were held at the Laska Hotel Monday afternoon by Rev. Hugh Evans and she was laid to rest in Pine St. cemetery by the side of her first husband.
     Mrs. Bartels was a member of the Universalist Church and was a very charitable woman, noted for her kindness to the poor and needy. She leaves many friends who will regret her death.

[Note: Buried as Greenwood]

Gallipolis Journal
Friday, July 25, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Bartells, Joanna [Burdett Greenwood]

Death of Mrs. Bartells
     Mrs. Joanna Bartells, wife of Mr. Henry Bartells, of the Laska Hotel, whose long and distressing illness has been frequently mentioned passed away this Saturday morning, July 19, 1913. Her funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Hugh Evans of the First Presbyterian church, at the hotel at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, the interment following beside her first husband, Alexander Greenwood, in Pine street cemetery, by Wetherholt. 
     Mrs. Bartells was a daughter of Joseph and Ann Burdett, of Ashland, Ky., and was born April 30, 1842. She was united in marriage with Alexander Greenwood, July 14, 1863.  Mr. Greenwood died June 10, 1895.  Her husband’s father was a son of the first Alexander Greenwood, who kept a livery stable here for many years, and relatives appeared and tried to lay claim to the property, among them Alexander Greenwood, the painter, a son by another wife.  A long and serious litigation followed which Mrs. Greenwood fought energetically and with a tenacity of purpose that was almost heroic.  Many pieces of the property had to be sold to pay lawyers’ fees, but after years of a hard fought battle she came out victorious and won her case and preserved the fine property that she left, but it was a hard struggle. 
     With all that she never ceased to be noted for her charity and kindness to the poor.  Fifty times will hardly cover the cases when she assisted with clothes and food at the burial of the poor and needy in the ward in which she lived, as is known to the Undertakers and others.
     She is survived by a sister Mary Davisson of Ashland, and children by her first husband Frank R. Greenwood of Indianapolis, Hattie, wife of Mr. Darius Wolf of Pittsburg.
 She was a member of the Universalist Church under the pastorage of Rev. Father Robinson Bierce and her children were baptized in that church.
     Her struggle for life has been a brave and courageous one during her long illness and she bore her sufferings with amiability and resignation, and left a host of friends to regret her death.
     She and Mr. Bartells her surviving husband were united in marriage May 31, 1904, and they have lived very happily together and he has given her every kind attention during her sickness and he and her children will have the sympathy of many friends.

Probably Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday or Sunday July 19 or 20, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Bartels, Emory Thomas, Jr.

Baby Bartels Dies; Funeral Tuesday
Emory Thomas Bartels, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Emory T. Bartels, (Pauline Boster), died Sunday morning in a hospital at Monroe, Mich. where the parents reside. He was their only child and was one month and twenty-seven days old.
     The parents brought the body here today and funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the home of the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Boster on Clay Lick. Rev. Jennings Cremeens will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by O. E. Elliott. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bartels of Dayton, formerly of Gallipolis, are paternal grandparents and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Boster, Third Avenue, are great-grandparents.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 2, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bartels, Henry

Funeral of Henry Bartels
     The funeral of the late Henry Bartels will be conducted from his late home at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon by Rev. Hugh Evans.
     Interment will follow at Mound Hill under the direction of Wetherholt under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. and Red Men of which lodges he was a member.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 1, 1916
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Bartels, Peter

     Peter Bartels of Gallia died at the home of his son Hobart Bartels in Dayton Tuesday afternoon. He had been a patient at a Dayton hospital underwent an operation there. He was 67 years of age and had been in declining health for some time. Funeral Director Kinnison of Jackson, brought the body home Wednesday evening.
     Surviving are his wife, three sons, William, Hobart, ad Ralph of Dayton, two daughters, Mrs. Homer Lloyd of Peniel and Mrs. Lola Snyder of Canton.
     Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Gallia Baptist church with Rev. H. O. Thompson of Newark officiating. The Oak Hill Order of I. O. O. F. had charge of the services.

[Note: Buried at Gallia Baptist church]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 4, 1932
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark

Barton, Clara Ruth [Burdette]

Mrs. Geo. A. Barton Dead
Highly Respected Wife of Dr. Barton Passes Away
     Mrs. Clara Ruth Burdette Barton, wife of Dr. Geo. A. Barton of 507 Second avenue, died Saturday afternoon, Jan. 17, 1920, at 3:15, after an illness of about seven months, of tuberculous peritonitis, in her 37th year.
     She was the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Millard Burdette of this city, was born Apr. 4, 1883, and she and Dr. Barton were married August 21, 1902. Two children were born of their union, Miss Georgia R., and James A., who with her husband, survive her. Soon after her marriage she united with the Methodist Church at Addison, and died in its faith.
     The funeral will be at Grace M. E. Church in this city at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. Mr. Wood, and the interment will follow in the Addison Home Cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.
     Mrs. Barton was a devoted wife and mother, a most industrious lover of her home and family, and won the respect and good opinion of all her acquaintances. Her death in the very prime of life is one of those unfathomable mysteries of life which brings to her husband and children the deep sympathy of the entire community.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, p. 1
January 19, 1920
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                          Top of Page

Barton, Gusta Lewis

     Mrs. Gusta Lewis Barton, wife of James Barton, died yesterday at her home at Jackson. She was a native of Gallia county, the daughter of the late Joshua and Rachel Scarberry Lewis and the sister of President W. A. Lewis of Rio Grande college.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Adventist church at Jackson.
     Mrs. Barton was 64 and is survived by two sons and three daughters.

[Note: from death record born 2 Jan 1875; died 29 Mar 1939 Fairmount Jackson Co., Ohio]

Gallipolis paper
March 29, 1939
Transcribed by Irene Blamer      

Barton, James
     GALLIPOLIS - James Barton, 66, of Gallipolis, died Saturday afternoon in Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant following several months illness. He was a life-long resident of Gallia County. Born in Addison, he was a son of the late George and Clara Poindexter Barton. His wife, Mildred Vance Barton, died in 1973.
     He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William L. Shaver, Kanauga and Mrs. Jerry Darst, Addison; four stepsons, Jack, Robert and Arthur Henson, all of Addison; and Gene Henson, Johnstown, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Georgia Derflinger, Fort Meyers Beach, Fla. And six grandchildren.
     Services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating.  Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery at Addison. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Athens Messenger
Monday, December 29, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Barton, Lucevia

Mrs. Barton Dead
     Mrs. Lucevia Barton, 72, wife of Dr. C.C. Barton of Addison, died Monday morning of paralysis. She had lived in that neighborhood all her life. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Dr. George Barton of Gallipolis and a daughter, Mrs. Julia Boley of Middleport. A sister, Mrs. Florence Marsh, lives in Addison and another sister, Mrs. Mary Diehl of Meigs County. The funeral was held at the Addison M.E. Church Wednesday morning.

[Note: Death Certificate.. born: July 31, 1863; died April 5, 1926; age 72 years, 8 months and 4 days. Parents: Henry C. Poindexter and Dolly Ann Carrier. Burial in Addison/Reynolds Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Gallia Times
April 8, 1926
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page

Barton, Thomas

Death of Mr. Thos. Barton
     Dr. Thomas Barton, father of Mr. Geo. Barton, the merchant, died at Syracuse, Thursday, aged 84 years. The funeral is Saturday at 2:30. Mr. and Mrs. George Barton will attend. He was a fine old gentleman. He left a wife and four children beside George, Matt of Pt. Pleasant, Chanley of Pittsburgh, Ed of Syracuse and a daughter, Mrs. Myers, of St. Louis, all of whom will be present.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, December 30, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Barton, Captain Thomas L.

Capt. Tom Barton, 80, Dies –Funeral Here
     Captain Thomas L. Barton, 80, formerly of this city, who had worked on Ohio River boats for half a century, died at his home in Bellaire Sunday.
     The body will be brought here Tuesday noon and taken to the Entsminger funeral home. Services will be held at Grace M. E. church at 2 o’clock Tuesday. Burial in Pine Street cemetery.
     Capt. Barton is survived by his wife and two daughters and two sons. Mrs. East and Mrs. Payne and Howard all live in Bellaire and the other son in Columbus.
     Shortly after The Tribune learned of the passing of this veteran river man, Capt. Donald T. Wright, St. Louis, editor and publisher of the Waterways Journal, called at this office and the news was imparted to him. He expressed his regret and spoke in praise of the decedent, recalling that his last run was on the General Wood about two years ago.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 16, 1934

Barton Funeral Will Be at 2 Wednesday And at 7:30 Tonight
   Funeral services for Captain Thomas L. Barton will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday, instead of 2 o’clock today, at Grace M. E. church. Undertaker F. J. Entsminger, who will be in charge, has announced the selection of the following pall bearers: Charles Arthur, Harry Maddy, Ed Berridge, Frank L. Sibley, Ned Hamilton, Harold Wolfe. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery.
     The body of the 80-year-old retired river man is now at the family home at 3443 Guernsey street, Bellaire, and a service will be held there at 7:30 tonight by Rev. P. L. Carter of the First M. E. church of Bellaire.
     Captain Barton was a retired river pilot and served on the General Wood, Senator Cordill, Queen City, Kanawha, Ben Hur and other old-time river boats. He is survived by his wife and four children, B. E. Barton, Mrs. Ida East, Mrs. Irene Payne and H. C. Barton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 17, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Barton, Willie Franklin

Death of Willie F. Barton
     Mr. Willie F. Barton, son of Capt. Thomas and Sarah E. Barton, died Tuesday evening at 6:30 o’clock, September 18, 1900, at the residence of his parents on Vine street in this city, aged 17 years June 13, last.
     Willie was a good boy, liked by every one. He was born at Mason City, but his parents have lived here off and on nearly all his life and he was probably best known here. He was taken with a violent cold the 17th of Inst. December and drifted into consumption never having a well day since, and for the last five months never able to leave his bed. His death is a sad one, and a severe blow to his family, his mother being completely prostrated, and indeed, she was very ill last night.
     He leaves besides his parents, brothers, Bennett, Howard and Clarence, he being the youngest, and sisters, Mrs. Ida M. Williams and Miss Nora, at home. Willie had every kind attention that could be given him. His parents spared nothing to save and prolong his life, and this is now their only consolation. He carried life insurance in the Western & Southern with Agent E. O. Cook for $120.
     The particulars of his funeral and burial will be determined upon this evening when his father, Capt. Barton, arrives at home from the steamer Kanawha, below Cincinnati, he being dispatched for Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 19, 1900

     Willie Barton’s funeral will occur at 2 p. m. Friday at Grace Church, conducted by the Rev. Magee. The burial will be at Pine street cemetery by Wetherholt.
     The pall bearers at the funeral services of Mr. Willie Franklin Barton, Friday at the M. E. Church, are Messrs. Ed Shively, Will Ghrist, Oscar Niegen__en, Tony Blanc, Earl Pritchett and Guy Tippens.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Thursday, September 20, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Bashore, David

Death of Mr. David Bashore
     Mr. David Bashore of Angola, one of the pioneer residents of this county, died Wednesday night at 11 o’clock, February 19, 1902, after an illness from a stroke of paralysis, three weeks ago, from which time he lay unable to speak. He was aged 88 years the 4th of last January. He was born in Jefferson county, O., moving to Gallia county 60 years ago.
     Brothers Jacob, John Benjamin, Kinsen, and three sisters preceded him to the better world. He was an old bachelor and had a bachelor brother, and they lived together until about 13 years ago, when he made his home with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Mahala Bashore, until death. He was a fine old gentleman, well liked by all who knew him.
     His funeral services will be conducted at Clay Chapel, Friday at 2 p.m., by Rev. John Rose of the M. E. Church, the burial following at the same place by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, Feb. 20, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bashore, Erma

Aged Kanauga Woman Is Dead
     Mrs. Erma Bashore, 81, died Friday at her home in Kanauga after a lengthy illness. She has been in serious condition the past three weeks. She was born Sept. 23, 1871, in Middleport, the daughter of Joshua and Clara Fife Vance, and was one of 10 children. She attended school in Middleport. She moved to Kanauga when 15, lived in Gallipolis for several years after her marriage, and had lived in Kanauga for the past 25 years.
     She was married in 1907 to Frank Bashore, who died in 1932. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Rothgeb and Mrs. Otis (Leota) Lewis, both of Kanauga, two stepchildren, Mrs. William Skees, Charleston, W. Va.; and Mrs. John Robert Taylor, Alexandria, Va. Two adopted children are deceased. She was a member of the Baptist church.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Miller Funeral Home with burial following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, September 12, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bashore, Frank [Thomas Francis]

Frank Bashore Dies At Kanauga Monday
Engineer Succumbs After Illness of Several Months Duration
     GALLIPOLIS - Sept. 13 - Frank Bashore, 57, died Monday noon in Kanauga, after an illness of several months. He had been a marine and stationary engineer and electrician for 25 years.
     He was chief engineer for several seasons of the famous old racing packet, Betsy Ann, in the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati trade, and was also on the large towboat, E. R. Andrews, first steel hull towboat to operate in the Kanawha River. Bashore was also on the towboat Otto Marmet, and other packets and towboats.  His last boating was on the Betsy Ann. His last work was as a stationary engineer at the now closed Gallipolis Furniture Plant.
     He had resided here all his life. Bashore leaves a wife, one son, and two daughters, Mrs. Jake Moore, of this city, and Mrs. Nell Skees, of Charleston, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.

[Note: According to he is buried in Pine Street Cemetery. No stone found for him.]
Athens Messenger
September 13, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bashore, George

Death of Mr. George Bashore
     Mr. George Bashore died near Angola, this county, last Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock, after an illness of several weeks with typhoid fever. He was in the thirty-first year of his age, having been born Jan. 9, 1863. For several years preceding his death he was engaged with his brother in store-keeping at Angola. The funeral services were held at Clay Chapel, at two o'clock Wednesday.
     Mr. Bashore was one of the best known and most popular young men in this county, with a wide circle of friends who held him in the highest esteem. His death, although it was known for several days before that he would probably not survive, was a great shock to them and is sincerely mourned.
     Mr. Bashore was a Mason and an Odd Fellow, having been a member of the Gallipolis Lodge of the latter. Quite a large delegation went from here to his funeral. He was also postmaster at Angola and Treasurer of Clay Township.
     His brother, John, is also dangerously ill with the same disease and at the time of this was written, it was thought that he could not survive.

[Note: Death Certificate: Born 1863 Clay Township, Gallia County; Died Nov. 14, 1893 Clay Township...Single]

Gallipolis Paper
Nov. 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Bashore, Jacob

Death of Jacob Bashore
     Jacob Bashore of Angola died at Holzer Hospital Tuesday afternoon, March 19, 1912 at two o'clock after a lingering illness with a peculiar form of blood impovirshment and tubercular trouble. Death was directly due to weakness resulting from those troubles. He was about 63 years of age and was postmaster of Angola and engaged in the merchandise business with his brother____. He is survived by his brother and four sisters.
     A week ago Sunday he was taken to Grant Hospital at Columbus and the diagnosis _his trouble as made by Dr. Holzer was confirmed and he was told that death was only a matter of time. He returned to this city Monday night, accompanied by Dr. Holzer. Mr Bashore was a good, well liked man and we shall have a more extended account of his death in our next issue.

[Note: stone at Clay Chapel Cemetery, Clay Twp., gives birthdate as 1849. Verified by Gallia County death records.]

Gallipolis newspaper
March 1912
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                           Top of Page

Bashore, Jacob

     Mr. Jacob Bashore, of Clay township, an old and esteemed citizen of this county, an ardent Republican and a subscriber to the Journal for perhaps fifty years, died at his home near Chambersburg, last Saturday afternoon, after lingering from a stroke of paralysis for three weeks, and in his 88th year.
     His funeral services were conducted Monday forenoon, by Rev. P. Henry, at Clay Chapel, where he was laid away to rest. He was a bachelor and left one brother and one sister besides other relatives. Mrs. Geo. Denny, of this city, was a niece.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 5, 1890
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bashore, John

Found Dead Sunday In Garden
John Bashore Victim of Heart Trouble—Funeral Tuesday
     John Bashore, 64, a well known resident known as “Tag” Bashore, living just below this city on the lower river road, was found dead in his garden Sunday morning. He had been in poor health for some time. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, and a sister, Mrs. George Denney of this city. The funeral was Tuesday at Mt. Zion by Rev. J. R. Fields, internment following by Undertaking Tope.

[Note: born Nov. 1862; died 1926.]

Gallia Times
July 12, 1926
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Bashore, Sarah Jane

Death of Miss Bashore
     The death of Miss Sarah Jane Bashore as foreshadowed by her condition Wednesday, occurred that evening, Aug. 9, 1905. She had been ill a week or more, when she was attacked by apoplexy. She was 48 years old and the daughter of the late John and Jane Bashore. Her mother died last February, we believe. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. George Denny and her brother, John.
     Her funeral services will be at her late home on 4th Avenue, near Vine Street, Friday at one o'clock. The burial will be at Mt. Zion by Wetherholt and where other kindred are buried.

[Note: Born.. Dec. 1858]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 10, 1905
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Bashore, Sarah Jane

     Miss Sarah J. Bashore died at her home on Fourth Ave., Wednesday evening, August 9th, at 8:15 P.M. She had been in good health until a week before her death when her brother John returned home from his fishing camp and found the house locked up. He broke in and found Miss Bashore lying on a bed unconscious. Medical aid was summoned and everything that could be done was done. She rallied and was thought to be better, but Wednesday morning suffered a stroke of apoplexy and never regained consciousness, passing away as above stated.
     Miss Bashore was the daughter of John and Jane Bashore and was about 48 years of age. She was a good hearted, industrious lady and was well looked after by her brother John, who has always provided for his folks. Besides a brother, John, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Geo. Denney, and a half-sister, Mrs. Mary Haner, of Guyan township.
     The funeral services will be held today at one o’clock, interment following at Mt. Zion by Wetherholt. The sympathy of the community will be with the relatives in their bereavement.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, August 11, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bastiani, Lawrence (Panzo)

     Lawrence (Panzo) Bastiani, 76, of 101 Bastiani Drive, Gallipolis, died Friday, Aug. 24, 1990, in Rome, Italy. Born May 15, 1914 in Lucca, Italy, he was a son of the late Oscar Bastiani and Teodora Fabbri Bastiani. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Oscar Bastiani.
     Surviving are his wife, June Pulley Bastiani; three daughters, Jill Memarchi of Alta Loma, Calif., Gay Lanier of Medina, Ohio and Beth Bastiani of Columbus; four grandchildren; a brother, Oscar Bastiani, Jr. of Gallipolis.
     A graduate of Gallia Academy High School, he attended Ohio State University. He was a United States Army Captain in World War II, and became the owner and operator of Oscar’s Restaurant in 1946, retiring in 1980.
     He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Elks Lodge 107, Gallipolis Gun Club, VFW Post 4464, Moose Lodge, Conservation Club and the president of the Metropolitan Housing Authority. He was a former member of the city health board.
     Services will be arranged at a later time by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Louis Catholic Church or St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Sunday Times Sentinel
August 26, 1990

     The Mass of Christian burial for Lawrence (Panzo) Bastiani of Gallipolis will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Louis Catholic Church with Father Al MacKenzie and Father Bill Myers officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Louis Catholic Church or St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Pallbearers will be John Bastiani, Matt Lanier, Chris Demarchi, Bob Marchi, Bill Jenkins and Jimmy Haskins.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 31, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page

Bateman, Rebecca

Aged Resident Dies From Heart Ailment - Funeral 2 Tuesday
     Mrs. Rebecca Bateman died Sunday morning at 11 o’clock at her home on the Chillicothe road. She had been ill two weeks of a heart ailment. Most of Mrs. Bateman’s life was spent in Gallipolis, but she was born in Beaverstown, Pa., nearly 84 years ago.
     She was married in September, 1883 to William Holston, a Civil War veteran, who died many years ago. They were the parents of several children. Three are deceased, Maggie, Mary and Elza, and those surviving are, Mrs. Verna Brown, who tenderly cared for her during her last illness; Mrs. Ethel Layne, Mrs. Lena Jackson and Wheeler Holston. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Lena Bostic, Montgomery, W. Va., ten grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Her second husband, William Bateman, to whom she was married in 1908, preceded her in death 10 years ago.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Tope’s funeral home and burial will be in McClelland Cemetery, back of Clay Chapel.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 17, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bates, Harriett Delena [Frost]

Harriett Bates Dies Suddenly
     Mrs. Harriett Delena Bates, 81, died suddenly at her home on Rt. 1 Gallipolis at 8:15 a.m. Sunday. Her home was in the Georges Creek area and the family had lived in Gallia county for eight years coming here from Mason county. She died suddenly while making beds.
     Mrs. Bates was born at Henderson, W. Va., on Dec. 31, 1873, the daughter of the late Harrison and Hannah Gardner Frost. She was one of 12 children and was the last of her family, and also the youngest. She was married to Edward Bates in 1892, and he preceded her in death in 1947. Nine children were born to that union and the seven who survive are Mrs. Carrie Sullivan and Denver Bates, both of Henderson; Miss Louise Bates of Gallipolis; John Bates of Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va.; Mrs. Dolly Robertson of Pt. Pleasant, and Charles and George Bates, both of Rt. 1, Gallipolis. There are 21 grandchildren, 18 great grand-children. A daughter, Edna, died in 1935, and a son, Harry, in 1940.
     Mrs. Bates was a member of the Henderson Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p.m., Wednesday. Rev. Warren H. Wilson of Grace Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery at Pt. Pleasant. Friends may call at Miller’s Monday evening and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 27, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bates, Mildred Mae [Burnette]

     ADRIAN MICH. - Mildred Mae Bates, 79, of Adrian, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2001, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief stay at Lynwood Manor. She was born August 19, 1921 in Gallipolis, the daughter of Charles and Eva Mae Brown Burnette. She married Armon Edwin Bates in Gallipolis. He preceded her in death in November, 1982.
     In her earlier years, Mildred was with Mother Singer Group, that went around in the area singing. Being from a large family, she enjoyed canning for her family. Mildred was a warm and loving mother, grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family.
     Mildred is survived by her children, Jerry (Barb) Bates of Palmyra, Michigan, Linda (Kenneth) Poe of Sebring, Florida, Brenda Shaffer of Adrian, Glenda (Barry) Byers of Hudson, Michigan, and Gary (Cheryl) Bates of Adrian; two grandchildren that she raised, Tracy Bates and Stacy (Jack) Wilson; three sisters, Evelyn Woodall, Ruth (Bob) Robbins and Juanita Milliron, all of Gallipolis; and 29 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
     Besides her husband, Armon, she was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Charles, Clarence and Eugene; brothers, Charles and William Burnette; four sisters, Mary Louise Amos, Marie Burke, Eleanor Wigget and Hilda Faye Burnette.
     Services for Mildred will be 11 a.m. on Friday May 11, 2001, at Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home in Adrian, with Captain William Hogg and his wife, Kathy DeBaptiste, officiating. Burial will follow in Palmyra Cemetery. Friends may call at Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 from 6-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Mildred’s name may be made to the Salvation Army.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 9, 2001
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bates, Samuel Lee

Funeral For Sam L. Bates, Father Of 17, At Noon Sunday

     Samuel Lee Bates, whose death at his home in Harrison Thursday night was announced in yesterday's paper, was 58 years old and was the father of 17 children. He was a native of West Virginia but had lived in this county a decade.
     Funeral rites will be held at Smith Creek Baptist church, back of Huntington, at noon Sunday. Burial there by O. E. Elliott. The funeral party will leave the home about 9 a.m.
     Mr Bates was married twice. His first wife was Susan Beckett. They had six children: Clyde, who is dead; Leslie of Columbus; Cecil and Virgil, Toledo; Willard, at home; Mrs. Elsie Steele, Shelby, O.
     His second wife, who was Judith Porter, survives. To this union were born 11 children: Armon, Handford, Herman, Halley, Delbert, Jewell, Delmar, Betty, at home. James, Gilbert and Garland are dead.

[Note: date of death: March 18, 1937; born Apr. 8, 1879. Parents John & Rebecca (Snider) Bates.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 20, 1937
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        

Baughman, D. C.

Death Claims D. C. Baughman
Rites Here Wednesday For Former Resident
     David Cornelius Baughman, 90, who lived in Gallipolis for a quarter of a century, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Guysville, W. Va. Owner of the Warren Perrin home on Eastern Ave., just above the Mill Creek fill, a house which was gutted by fire last Jan. 9, Mr. Baughman had lived in it until eight years ago, when he went back to Guysville.
     It was at Guysville that he married Nancy Jane Gibson of Virginia June 23, 1881, and they became the parents of five children, who now reside on farms in the Guysville neighborhood. After her death, Mr. Baughman married Alice Spinks Feb.28, 1909, and she died June 3, 1937 ~ 20 years after they moved to Gallipolis. One son Delmas Baughman, who lives on Rt. 141 near Northup (he is the husband of Ernestine Sheets) survives.
     A big, raw-boned man who was always affable and who his friends say never uttered a word of denunciation against anyone, Mr. Baughman wore a mustache. He farmed in his youth in West Virginia, and he had a garden over the river bank in Gallipolis.
     He was born Oct. 1, 1859, at Birch River, W. Va. (then it was Old Virginia) to Samuel D. and Agnes Bail Baughman.
     Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Hawman Funeral Home, Guysville, and the body will be brought to Miller’s Home for Funerals in Gallipolis. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mound Hill Cemetery, where the casket will be opened, and the Rev. I. A. Nihizer will officiate.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Baumgardner, Mary [Petry]

Mrs. Mary Baumgardner Dead
     Mrs. Mary Baumgardner died at her home in Columbus Friday. She is the mother of Leo Baumgardner of Cleveland. The body will arrive here Saturday noon and will be taken to the home of her sister, Miss Caroline Petry, where the funeral will be held at 3 o'clcok Sunday by Rev. Wood Duff. Burial at Pine Street Cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherhold and Sons.

[Note: b. 1/31/1874 d. 6/26/1931; father Gottfried Petry, mother Caroline Gruber]

Gallipolis Tribune
June 27, 1931
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Baumgardner, Willis F.

Mr. Baumgardner Dies Saturday After Illness
     Willis F. Baumgardner, 83, who resided in the Park Central Hotel, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday in Holzer Hospital. He had been in failing health since January, 1966. A retired steel melter, his last employment was with U. S. Steel in Coraopolis, Pa. He had made his home here for the past eight years.
     He was born on Sept. 2, 1884, in Mason, W. Va., son of the late Lewis and Emma Jane Butcher Baumgardner. One foster daughter survives, Mrs. Charles (Gail) Neal, 152 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis. His wife, Nora A. Wilson Baumgardner, died on Sept. 22, 1962. One son, Frank, preceded him in death. One granddaughter, four great-grandchildren, two foster grandchildren and five foster great-grandchildren survive. He was a member of the American Association of Retired People.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Paul Bauders. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Baxter, Chan H.

Chan H. Baxter Died Suddenly Last Night  

Born, Reared In this City--Funeral Services Are Set For Sunday At 2 O'clock

     Gallipolis was startled late last night and this morning as the news spread that Chancellor H. Baxter had passed away at his home at 721 Third Avenue. Few of his friends were aware of his illness; nor did he surmise the imminence of death. About 10 o'clock he went out on the sidewalk, walked a short distance up street; and suddenly collapsed in front of the home of Mrs. John Casey. He was carried into his own home and died in about 15 minutes, the victim of a heart attack. Mr. Baxter would have been 55 next Wednesday, July 15.
     He was born and reared here and was a son of the late Captain Zenas and Mary Dennis Baxter. The father managed the wharfboat here for many years and Chancellor was his assistant part of the time. Mr. Baxter married Miss Mary White, sister of Judge W. R. White, on Nov. 28, 1919. Since that time he had engaged in the grocery and restaurant business in Columbus and here and he moved back to Gallipolis from Columbus about three years ago. He is survived by his wife and by two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Rose of Huntington and Mrs. Bessie Stockhoff of Columbus. Preceding him in death were two brothers and a sister: Frank and Charles Baxter and Mrs. Lillie Kaneff.
     Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Sunday, in charge of Rev. George Sagen. Burial in Pine St. cemetery by F. J. Entsminger. Friends may view the body up to a short time before the funeral hour.

The Gallipolis Tribune
10 July 1936, p. 1
Contributed by Eve Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

Baxter, Charles Nevius

Sudden Death Comes to Charles N. Baxter
Revolver in his own hand discharged apparently by accident
     Mr. Charles Nevius Baxter, son of Capt. Zenas Baxter, of the Gallipolis Wharfboat, and a clerk and bookkeeper on the wharfboat, himself, died by his own hand Friday night, June 17, 1904, at 11:45 o'clock.
     The funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at the residence of Mrs. Julia Nevius, his aunt, with whom he has made his home since he was a child of two or three years, Rev. T. S. Armentrout, of the First Presbyterian church officiating. The interment will follow at Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Undertakers Hayward & Son. The services will be at 10:30 o'clock and friends are invited. Burial will be private at the cemetery.
     Mr. Baxter's death is a sad one, whatever theory may be adduced as the cause. He was unusually strong-minded and was accounted by those on the wharfboat as having more than ordinary executive ability and was the possessor of shrewd, keen business ability that gave rich promise of him becoming a useful business man in this community. He had been out driving with his aunt Mrs. Nevius early in the evening and seemed to be in usual health and good spirits. He later went down in town and dropped in at the impromptu dance at the Buckeye Club rooms. He did not remain long, however, but disported himself around town at different places and falling in with his friend Mr. Verne Bostwick they started up Second avenue in his company. Just previous to this he had telephoned Miss Ida Nevius, his cousin, that he was coming up right away and she sat awaiting his coming. His aunt, Mrs. Julia Nevius, was at Capt. Ed Maddy's where Mrs. Maddy was entertaining the Jolly Sixteen Club.
     As he and Verne passed up the avenue and on the south side of it, and when at the upper end of the lot on which Mr. Henry Davis the saddle and harness merchant lives, he asked Verne if he had a revolver and to see it, as he had been thinking of buying one. Verne, in substance told him he had a self-cocking revolver of 38 caliber in his pocket, and suiting the action to the word pulled it out of his pocket and handed it to him, in the same breath telling him to be careful. Charles took the revolver and giving it a flourish pulled the trigger, it is believed by many, accidentally, or to shoot it off and frighten Verne. If the latter was his intention, he evidently put pressure on the trigger he did not intend, and discharged the weapon before he got the muzzle elevated sufficiently to miss his head.
     Dr. Bean's theory is that it was accident purely. His every action the day previous contradicts the idea that it was a suicide. He had daily access to his father's revolver on the wharfboat, and his folks do not harbor for an instant the idea that he shot himself intentionally. He fell instantly, with the report, upon his face, with his feet down street. Verne ran down street after some one and Dr. Claude Parker, the Coroner, and Dr. John Alcorn went up and Dr. Garfield Alcorn, a little above and across the way, went over. In the meantime two men from the O.H.E. came along in a buggy and were really the first ones to him. He was in a pool of blood when the physicians arrived with the revolver clinched [sic] tightly in his right hand. Drs. Alcorn and Parker and Mr. Tom Rhodes and someone else standing near picked him up and carried him over to Dr. Bean's office, nearly opposite, where his wounds were examined, but it was painfully evident that he could not live, and as stated before passed away in about 30 minutes after being shot and in from 10 to 15 minutes after being laid down in Dr. Bean's office. He was utterly unconscious and never knew for a moment what hurt him. The bullet had entered the right side of the head one and a half inches above the ear, and had passed clear through the head and out on the opposite side, two and a half inches above the ear and two inches front. Coroner Parker's verdict was that he came to his death by his own hand. Dr. Bean made the post-mortem report. After his death he was taken to the Nevius residence where he yet is.
     He leaves beside his father and aunt and several cousins one brother, Chancellor, clerking on the Bonanza, and sisters Mrs. L. A. Rose, Mrs. Warren Kaneff and Mrs. George Clark, all of Proctorville., Lawrence county, and all of whom will be in attendance upon the funeral serivces, and all of whom will have the kindest sympathy of all in their bereavement.

The Gallipolis Tribune
June 22, 1904

Funeral Services
     The funeral services of the late Mr. Charles Baxter at 10:30 a.m. this Monday morning, were largely attended by friends of the family and the deceased. They were conducted by Rev. T. S. Armentrout assisted by Rev. W. H. Miller, the interment following at Mound Hill Cemetery. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, a large number being from among his young associates with whom the deceased was very popular. The pall bearers selected for the occasion were as follows: Messrs. Bert Rose, Chancellor Baxter, Ned Deletombe, Fred Ashworth, Henry Burton and Warren Kaneff. The floral escort was composed of Messrs. Frank Shaw, G. A. Roedell, H..L. Maddy, Fletcher Irwin and Herman Uhrig.

[Note: b. 6/15/1884]

The Gallipolis Tribune
Friday June 24 1904
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                               Top of Page

Baxter, Charlie

Death of Mr. Baxter

     Mr. Charlie Baxter died at his home on Second avenue at eleven o'clock Sunday night. Although Mr. Baxter has been in very poor health for the past year this news will come as a sudden shock to his many friends in this city. He was out walking around Friday afternoon but took suddenly worse Sunday. He was seventy five years of age, born and raised here and a gentleman whom every one loved and respected. His wife Susan died over three years ago. Mr. Baxter leaves six children, four sons, Charlie who is in the South, Henry, of Huntington; Coleman who is at Athens Hospital and John of this city, also two daughters, Nellie and Fonnie who have been away from home some time. Mr. Baxter was a brother to Mrs. John H. Nevius, Mrs. Susan Johnston and Capt. Zenas S. Baxter.
     The funeral services will be conducted at his late home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. Gelvin. The burial at Pine street cemetery by Hayward & Son. The pall bearers will be Capt. Charlie Small, Capt. Charlie Clendenin, Mr. Joseph Mullineaux, Mr. A. R. Chase, Mr. E. L. Neal and Capt. Edward Morgan.

[Note: b. 1/18/1828 & d. 3/1/1903]

The Gallipolis Tribune
March 6, 1903
Contributed by Eve Hughes                                                                           

Baxter, James

Baxter James Rites Set For 2 Friday
     Funeral services for Baxter James will be held at 2 o’clock (fast time) Friday at the home in Vinton with Rev. Russell Barbour of Rio Grande officiating. Burial will be in McGhee Cemetery. The body will remain at the Butler-McCoy mortuary until 10 o’clock Friday morning.
     The following pall bearers have been selected: Ed Shively, Harvey Rece, Otis McGhee, Cline Gerlach, Clate Edmiston and Glenn Brown.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 23, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Baxter, Jane

     BAXTER - In Morgan township, June 12th, 1876, of inflammation of the bowels, Mrs. Jane Baxter, wife of Thornton Baxter.

Unknown Newspaper
June 1876
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Baxter, Jas

     Mr. Jas. Baxter, a baker and son of the late Julius Baxter, died Saturday of consumption, at the age of 27 years. A younger brother is ill with the same disease.

Gallipolis Journal
7 Jul 1886 page 3 column 3
Submitted by Kathleen Guisti                                                                        

Baxter, John

Death of John Baxter

     Mr. John Baxter, who lived with his brother William and wife in one of Mrs. Greenwood's tenement houses, ill for the past five months with consumption, died yesterday forenoon. He was in his twentieth year and a son of the late Julius Baxter and had learned the Kanawha river and Ohio between Parkersburg and Portsmouth for a Pilot's license which he would soon have obtained and had many friends. His funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at his late home. His burial will be by Wetherholt in the Pine Street Cemetery

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 14, 1891
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Baxter, Julius R.

     JULIUS R. BAXTER died in this city last Tuesday evening, November 7th, 1882, in his 57th year, having been born in August 1826. He was the second child of the late Zenas Baxter, and Mrs. Susan Baxter, the latter yet living. He was a baker by trade, and followed the business quite extensively until about eight years ago, when his health began failing him, and since which time he was only able to work part of the time, and latterly not at all, and for the past month he has been failing rapidly.
     He was a man of iron constitution, but contracted lung trouble by the excessive heat of his bakery and exposure to cold, which, complicated with other troubles, hastened his death. During the day preceding his death he seemed much better. At supper he ate heartily, but grew much worse about nine o'clock, and seemed to have no strength to relieve his lungs, and passed away easily and conscious to the last.
     Mr. Baxter was a kind hearted and very generous man, and in his best days would divide the last cent with a friend. He leaves a second wife and several children. He was buried by the side of his first wife, an English woman, in the old cemetery. Rev. G.J.E. Richards conducted the religious services at his home on Front Street.

[Note: Julius' first wife was Elizabeth Priestley, born in England, and the second was Julia A. Martin.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, November 14, 1882
Submitted by Eve Hughes

[And this one a few days later]

     Julius R. Baxter, son of the late Zenas Baxter, died Tuesday night of last week while sitting in a chair. Mr. Baxter had been an invalid for several years, but was able to walk around. He had as good a heart in him as ever throbbed, but he was worst to himself, thereby shortening his days. In his youth he was a man of remarkable physical power, and knew not fear. His remains were buried in the upper cemetery. His age was 55 years.

Gallipolis Journal
16 NOV 1882 page 3 column 1
Submitted by Kathleen Guisti 
                                                                         Top of Page

Baxter, Mayme [White]

City Native Dies in Raleigh, N.C.
     Mrs. Mayme White Baxter, a native of Gallipolis, died at 1 a.m. today in a Raleigh, N.C. hospital. She made her home in Raliegh with her nephew, Robert White.
     Mrs. Baxter was the widow of Chancellor Baxter, a river man. She was the daughter of the late William R. and Phoebe Holcomb White. Her father was for many years Gallia county engineer. She was preceded in death by her, brother, Ross White, Gallia county Common Pleas judge.
     The body will be brought to the Miller's Home for Funerals Thursday. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Note: b. 7/14/1883 d. 1/29/1964]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
29 Jan 1964 page 1 column 1 Section A
Submitted by Kathleen Giusti                                                                        

Baxter, Sarah Margaret

     Sarah Margaret Baxter, wife of Capt. Zenas Baxter, of this city, was born at Bridgeport, Belmont county, Ohio, July 31, 1849, and died at Gallipolis, Ohio, October 6, 1886. Her illness was sudden and severe, being sick only 21 hours. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at Gallipolis in 1885. During the protracted meeting of the winter of 1886 [sic] she professed conversion. Since that time she has been a regular and faithful attendant upon all the services of the church. When she was taken sick she and her husband were getting ready to go to the Tuesday evening prayer meeting.
     She leaves a husband and five little children to mourn her loss. Her last words were words of trust and faith. She commended her family to God and said she was ready to go. Her funeral services were conducted at the home on the 7th inst. A large concourse of sympathizing friends were gathered, and her remains were laid peacefully away in the beautiful grounds of the old cemetery. For the sorrowing family many earnest hearts sympathize and pray. J. C. Arbuckle

Gallipolis Journal
October 13 1886
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                            Top of Page

Baxter, Susan Ann [Kirk]

Death of Mrs. Chas. Baxter
     Mrs. Susan Ann Baxter, the beloved wife of Mr. Charles Baxter, of this city, departed this life Friday evening, January 19, 1900, at her home on Second street, between State and Locust, where they have dwelt lo, these many years. Mrs. Baxter has been complaining considerably for two weeks, but attributed her
indisposition to cold,though looking badly. Tuesday last she grew worse, her illness developing into congestive chills, and though rallying to some extent, it was only for a brief time, she sinking into a semi-comatose condition two days before she died, passing away peacefully is if sleeping. At this time, complete funeral arrangements have not been made. Undertaker Wetherholt has charge of the remains, and when all the children arrive, other matters will be attended to.
     Mr. and Mrs. Baxter were married in January, 1851. Her maiden name was Kirk, and she has one brother of her father's family yet living, Charles Kirk, of Cleveland. By Mr. Baxter she became the mother of surviving children as follows: Henry, of Huntington; Charles, of this city; John and Coleman, of Lancaster, and Misses Nellie and Fannie of this city. All the children will be here to attend the closing services and pay the last tribute of respect to an ever kind and loving mother, of whom as wife and mother, as neighbor and acquaintance, no fault was ever found. They will have the empathy of all who know them in their trouble.

[Note: Wetherholt Funeral Home records show her burial in Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 20, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Baxter, Susan Ann

Funeral Services of Mrs. Baxter
    The funeral services of Mrs. Chas. Baxter, whose death has been mentioned, were conducted at her late home at 2:30 this afternoon by Rev. B. E. P. Prugh of the First Presbyterian Church, the interment following at Pine Street Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt. The pall bearers selected by the family were Messrs. Geo. W. Heaton, Ed H. Kuhn, James Martin, J. C. Staats, John Rue and John Cline.
     Mrs. Baxter was a lady with many friends and her death was greatly regretted by all.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Monday, January 22, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Baxter, Zenas

     Died, in this city, on Saturday last, Mr. Zenas Baxter, aged 78 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 18, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Bay, Tommy

     "I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also."
     Strong ties bind us to earth. The world is full of beauty. And innate desire to prolong physical existance is a principal deeply implanted in our nature. In the dark, shadowy ages of long ago we hear Job saying, "Man dieth and wasteth away; yea man giveth up the ghost and where is he?" And again he inquires, "If a man die shall he live again?" but Christ came; the mists cleared away; immortality was fully revealed; sin, disease and death vanished at his touch. He hallowed the grave, rose in holy triumph, and to-day the humble Christian with faith in the risen Lord can exclaim with an exultant Paul, "For me to die is gain."
     TOMMY BAY, the subject of this little sketch, was born April 15, 1840, and died Feb. 23, 1884. For twenty years he shared with the bereaved wife the joys and sorrows incidental to this life, and their cheerful christian home was replete with tender sympathy and love.
     Bro Bay was warm-hearted and generous, ever ready to grasp the hand and speak a kind, encouraging word. For sixteen years he had been a member of the church, alive to all it's interests, and his hospitable home a resting place for every minister of Christ who labored among them, regardless of denomination.
     He was sick for months; his disease baffled both the knowledge and skill of physicians, but he suffered patiently to the end. The summons came to him in the midst of usefulness, in the prime of life, but he was watching and ready.
     A few days before his departure he called his loved ones around him and talked to them; told them not to grieve, and then looking up with a countenance radiant with a halo of glory, he exclaimed, "It's only a step over." The vail of mortality that hides the spiritual world from our view, was lifted from his eyes, and he was enraptured with its beauty and charmed by the sweet, tender whisperings of angel voices. When we think of the loss to the church, the weeping wife, the vacant chair in that home, the seven children that will ever miss a loving father's counsel and care, our eyes fill with tears, but over Bro Tommy's triumphant entrance into the bliss of Heaven, we can but rejoice. We are glad for him. No more pain, no more temptation. Never again can misunderstandings or wrongs, losses or bereavements burden his soul. He is beyond all these. May this holy life and triumphant death help each reader of this little sketch nearer God.
     The funeral services at Crown City, conducted by Rev Clouse, was largely attended.
     "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his."
                                                                                      M. Marshall.
                Will the district Newspaper please copy.

Gallipolis Journal
March 20, 1884
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Bays, Bessie L. [Green]

     Bessie L. Bays, 76, Patriot, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996 in Holzer Medical Center. Born March 8, 1919 in Perry Township, daughter of the late Isaac Newton and Carolina Miller Green, she attended the Gallia Baptist Church.
     Surviving are her husband, Raymond Bays, whom she married May 11, 1935 in Gallipolis; five sons, Dennis Bays and Bobbie Bays, both of Jackson, Ralph Bays of Pickaway, Junior Bays of Bidwell, and Herbie Bays of Patriot; five daughters, Goldie Spurlock of Bidwell, Bessie Reynolds and Linda Sue Trimble, both of Gallipolis, Virgie Bayman of Versailles, and Janice Lou Spurlock of Ironton; and 30 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the Gallia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in the Gallia Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy- Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, from 3-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 4, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bays, Lottie

     Mrs. Lottie Bays, wife of C. M. Bays, died Tuesday noon at her home on Second Ave. after a long illness with lung trouble, leaving a husband and infant child. The remains were taken to Patrick, W. Va. For burial Wednesday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 7, 1905
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin