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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

 

Brabham, Emmett

     Emmett L. Brabham, 81 of Gallipolis died at his residence Friday, Dec. 24, 1993. Formerly a construction worker and farmer, he retired from the Gallipolis Developmental Center in 1977 following eight years of service. He was a member of the Rodney United Methodist Church.
     Born May 10, 1912 in Mason County, W. Va. he was the son of the late Mack and Lulu Mann-Brabham. Survivors include wife, Nola Matthew married Feb. 5, 1934. Cattletsburg, Ky.; three sons and daughter-in-laws, Ed and Helen of Pataskala, Don and Ann of Hilliard and Larry and Louis of Kingston, Tenn.; four daughters and son-in-laws, Nell and Hoyt Miller of Gallipolis, Verna and Dan Brown of Greenville, S.C., Joy and Robert Trimble of Circleville and Mabel and Jesse Runyon of Ashland, Ky.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Naomi Roush of Evergreen and Mary and Henry Skidmore of Evergreen; 15 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Sheri Dawn Brabham; eight brothers and two sisters.
     Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Arland King officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Rodney United Methodist Church, S. R. 588, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 10, 1996
Transcribed by J. Farley


Brabham, Nola Arlee [Matthews]

Nola Arlee Brabham
     Nola Arlee Brabham, 81, of Gallipolis, died at her residence Friday, September 19, 1997. She was burn August 13, 1916 at Ostrander, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ed and Verna Matthews. She was a 1933 graduate of Gallia Academy High School and a former employee of the Rio Grande College cafeteria. She was also a retired employee of Gallipolis Developmental Center, a member of the Rodney United Methodist Church, and the Rodney United Methodist Women’s Society.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett L. Brabham on December 24, 1993, a grand-daughter, Sheri Dawn Brabham, in 1988, and by two brothers, Clarc and Glenn Matthews. Surviving are three sons, Ed (Helen) Brabham of Pataskala, Don Brabham of Hilliard, and Larry (Louise) Brabham of Kingston, Tennessee; four daughters, Nell (Hoyt) Miller of Gallipolis, Verna (Dan) Brown of Greenville, South Carolina, Joy (Robert) Trimble of Circleville, and Mabel (Jesse) Runyon of Ashland, Kentucky; two sisters, Nita Simmons of Jackson, and Helen Matthews of Springfield; and 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 1997 in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Arland King officiating. Burial will follow in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the chapel from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 1997.
     Pallbearers will be Alan Runyon, Marc Trimble, Ron Trimble, Nathan Miller, David Brabham, Brandon Brown, Andy Brown and Michael Shane Brabham. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Rodney United Methodist Women’s Society, 6611 State Route 588, Rodney, Ohio 45676.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 19, 1993
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Bradbury, Alice [Lupton]

Death Claims Prominent 88-Year-Old Gallian Sunday
     Mrs. Alice Lupton Bradbury, 88, a resident of 32 Garfield Ave, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in Holzer hospital. She had been hospitalized Saturday, but had been in failing health for a number of years. Mrs. Bradbury was long prominent in the civic, business, and social lie of her native city. She was graduated from Gallia Academy in 1891, and then taught school for a period of seven years. She became member of the First Presbyterian church in 1892 and taught a Sunday School class for over 50 years. She was a carter member of Gallipolis Chapter, Order of Eastern Star and was the oldest member of the Philornateon Club. For a period of 20 years she was employed in the Commercial and savings [sic] Bank and for a number of years was secretary of the TB Association.
     Mrs. Bradbury was born in Gallipolis Junes [sic] 23, 1874, daughter of the late John and Susannah Holcomb Lupton, She was preceded in death by three sisters and two bothers, who included Dr. Ella Lupton and the late Dr. James Lupton. She is survived by one brother, Harry Lupton of First Ave.
     Her marriage to Thomas Ellison Bradbury took place in November, 1897, and he preceded her in death many years ago. A surviving daughter, is Mss Ann Bradbury, former faculty member of Gallia Academy with whom she made her home. There are many nieces and nephews who survive, including Dr. John F. Lupton, of Ironton, who was readed [sic] in the Bradbury home.
     Services will be hled [sic] at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home, Rev. Glen Hueholt will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

[Note: 1874 – 1963]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 19, 1963
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Bradbury, Anna [Ellison]

Mrs. Horace R. Bradbury Died This Afternoon
Death Ends Long Period Of Invalidism For Much Beloved Woman
     Mrs. Anna Ellison Bradbury, widow of Horace R. Bradbury, died at 12:15 this afternoon at her home on Cedar St. She was one of the city’s best known women and would have been 84 years old on October 1. It was generally known that the end was near. Long an invalid as a result of a fractured hip, there was a sudden turn for the worse in her condition a few days ago. She lapsed into a coma Wednesday morning and was speechless if not unconscious thereafter.
     Some months after a misstep on a stairway caused the injury referred to, Mrs. Bradbury resigned as housekeeper for Supt. G. G. Kineon of the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics. After spending some months at the Holzer Hospital she was removed to her home where constant and loving care and medical attention were provided for her. During her hopeless invalidism, her natural and sweet cheerfulness continued uninterruptedly and the many who called to see here were impressed by her patience and bouyancy and her apparent unconcern about her own frailties and handicaps. The accident occurred on July 23, 1935.
     Mrs. Bradbury was a native of Adams county but nearly all her adult years were spent here though she and Mr. Bradbury lived for a while after their marriage at Cheshire. Her husband and two sons, Thomas Ellison Bradbury and George Bradbury both lawyers, preceded her in death; and she is survived by one granddaughter, Miss Ann Bradbury, and one brother, Thomas Ellison of West Union.
     Mrs. Bradbury was a member of the Episcopal Church and the Thursday Club and the Eastern Star.
Funeral services will be held at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 2 o’clock Sunday, in charge of Rev. Robert Leake. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward.

Gallipolis Tribune
Summer of 1937
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Anne

     Anne Bradbury, 88, 729 First Ave., Gallipolis, a former teacher at Gallia Academy High School, died Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. She was a retired English teacher from GAHS, where she taught from 1925-55. She also taught at Rio Grande College from 1955-58.
     She received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Ohio State University. She was a member of the NEA, OEA, Gallia County Retired Teachers Association, Gallia County Historical Society, Philomathean Club, Kilkare Club and the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. She received the Gallipolis Area Chamber of Commerce Award for Outstanding Citizen in 1985.
     Born June 25, 1900 in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Ellison and Alice Lupton Bradbury.
She is survived by several cousins, including John Lupton of Ironton, Charles Lupton of Rio Grande, Susannah Austin of LaGrange, Ill., Ella Gertrude McBay of Tempe, Ariz., and Martha Anne Gary of Hillsboro, Ohio.
     There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.
Services arrangements will be announced by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 21, 1989
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Asa

     Mr. Asa Bradbury, father of Judge J. P. Bradbury, Mayor H. R. Bradbury and Mrs. Dr. Johnston, and A. W. Bradbury, of Kyger, O., died at his residence at Kyger, last Thursday, aged 82 years.  He was one of our oldest citizens, a man noted for his force of character, his ability and integrity.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday December 03, 1890
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Bradbury, Audrey A.

     Audrey A. Bradbury, 86, of Kyger died Saturday, April 24, 1999 in the Overbrook center, Middleport. Born september 30, 1912 in Cheshire Township, she was the daughter of the late Hollis W. Rife and Ethel M. Thomas Rife. She retired from Gallipolis Developmental Center, and was a member of the Gallipolis Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 283, Eno Grange No. 2080 and the Kyger United Methodist Church.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Bradbury; two sons, William D. Thaxton and Larry Thaxton; and a sister, Ada Ward. Surviving are her son, Richard(Linda) Bradbury of Columbus; two daughters-in-law, Judith Jenson of Lancaster, and Geraldine Thaxton of Westerville; six grandchildren. Lori and Brian Bradbury, Jeff, Larry R. and Lisa Thaxton, and Jana(Joseph) Peachman; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Evelyn Roush of Rockledge, Florida, and Ermal(Grover) Cremeans of Cheshire.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 1999 in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Weatherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Charles Mash officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 26, 1999.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 1999
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, C. A. ["Allie"]

C.A. Bradbury, 67, Dies At Kyger Home
36 Descendants Mourn The Loss Of This Kindly Man
Funeral Services Will be Held At Kyger Wednesday Afternoon at 2 O'clock
     C.A. Bradbury, popularly known as "Allie" Bradbury, died at 1:55 Sunday morning at his home at Kyger. Death was caused by a heart condition that became serious four weeks ago today, after he had exerted himself more than usual in a hayfield. Halloween day was his 61st birthday. Mr. Bradbury rallied satisfactorily from the first attack and finally was able to sit up and even smoke, but recurring relapses left him in worse condition than the first heart attack.

Had Friends Galore
     Numerous inquiries received by Tribune workers daily reflected the widespread interest that his illness had aroused. As a former merchant and farmer, as a lodge man, as one interested in public affairs and variously active over a long period, he was known throughout the county and had hundreds of close personal friends.
     Funeral services under Masonic auspices, will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Wednesday, with Rev. Lewis Weber Gishler, pastor of the Presbyterian church here in charge. Interment will be made at Gravel Hill by Coleman & Son. The body was to be taken home from the Bidwell mortuary this evening.
     Clyde Allison Bradbury was the next oldest child of William and Louisa Belle Bradbury. His passing leaves but one of his generation of a family that came from Maine to the Kyger country in 1809, the survivor being an older brother, Asa H. Bradbury, widely known salesman and resident of Middleport. H. Poe Bradbury, the youngest of that group, died here on June 1. Though as a boy Allie had lived a while in Columbus, and for a year or two or longer he had lived at Old Kyger immediately after his marriage, he had resided in Kyger village longer than any other male resident now living there.
     On Nov. 6, 1802, he and Flora Jenkins were united in marrriage. She, the personification of wifely and motherly devotion, survives. Their first child died in infancy, but there are 12 living children, 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The children are Wymond, merchant at Kyger;H. Bion, principal of the Mercerville schools; Mary, wife at Earl Rupe, Kyger; Thomas of Huntington,; Perry, of Kyger; Helen Gail Kennedy, Middleport; Louise, wife of Wendell Roush; and Lucille wife to Dale Mulford of Cheshire R.D.(Old Kyger); Wendell and Comer, at home, Clyde of Gallipolis and Philip, in a CCC camp at Stanfield, Oregon.
     With the exception of E. J. Resener of this city. Mr. Bradbury had belonged to the Lodge of Masons longer than any other member - 47 years. He was also a Knight of Pythias, a member of the Grange, Eastern Star, Daughters of America and interested and active in most if not all these organizations.
Allie Bradbury was a man of simple tastes but diversified enjoyments. From day to day, year after year, he found life in teresting and worthwhile, but any foreboding that the end might be near did not disturb him. He was unafraid.
     As a boy he was undoubtedly the most popular in that group of intimates who then knew him best. He had not only sympathy for, but was quick to extend a helping hand to anyone deserving it; and to his family and his friends and to all who would meet him half-way he was always kind and indulgent. To many familiar with the scene the passing of Allie Bradbury means the passing of an epoch for the community in which he spent threescore years and more.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 4, 1940
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, C. Comer

     CHESHIRE - Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cheshire Baptist Church for C. Comer Bradbury, 79, Cheshire, who died Thursday, Nov. 2, 1995 in Holzer Medical Center. The Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate and burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by the Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Millitary graveside rites will be conducted by Feeney-Bennett American Legion Post 128, Middleport
     Born Nov. 28, 1915 in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Clyde Allison and Flora Jenkins Bradbury. He was an educator for 36 years, serving as a teacher and principal at Cheshire High School, superintendent and principal at Kyger Creek High School and as Superintendent of the Gallia County Local School District.
     Surviving are a son, Chuck (Connie) Bradbury of Cheshire; and three sisters, Mrs. Dale (Mary) Sisson of Marysville, and Mrs. Wendell (Louise) Roush and Mrs. Dale (Lucille) Mulford, both of Cheshire.

Gallipolis Tribune
November 1995
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Carolyn Joyce [McDaniel]

Mrs. Bradbury, 28, Claimed
     Mrs. Carolyn Joyce Bradbury, 28 of 175 Woodland Drive, died around 12:05 a. m., today in the Holzer Medical Center on First Ave. She was born Dec. 7, 1942, in Charleston, W.Va., daughter of Eugene C. and Delpha V. King McDaniel, Gallipolis. Mrs. Bradbury was a 1960 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. She was employed at the GSI seven years before retiring three years ago.
     She married Paul D. Bradbury on Aug. 13, 1960. He survives along with two children Steven Dale Bradbury, 2 1/2 years and Wendy Jo Bradbury, 3 1/2 months. She is also survived by three brothers, Eugene F. McDaniel, David L. McDaniel and Howard C. McDaniel, all at home. The McDaniel family moved to Gallipolis in 1957, coming here from Portsmouth. she was a member of the First Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Harry Cole officiating Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home between 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday.

Gallipolis Tribune
July 28, 1971
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Cecil Powell

     Cecil Powell Bradbury, 88, Middleport, died early Thursday morning at Veterans memorial Hospital. Mr. Bradbury was born Feb. 16, 1898, in Addison, to the late Asa H. and Laura Powell Bradbury. He was salesman for Athens Ice and Storage Co., and the David Davies Meat Packing Co., Columbus. He was a former Middleport volunteer fireman and served for many years as cherk-treasurer for Middleport Village. He was a member of the Middleport First Baptist Church and one of the original trustees of the Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery.
     Survivors include one son, Charles Bradbury, Middleport; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Greer of Miami, Fla.,and Ruth Arnold of Middleport and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Ferne Lucille Bradbury preceded him in death in 1976.
     Services will be Saturday, 1 p.m., at Rawling-Coats-Blower Funeral Home with Rev. C.S. Zuniga
officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept 4. 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Clyde A.

     GALLIPOLIS - Clyde A. Bradbury, 71, of 156 Woodland Dr., Gallipolis, died Saturday at Holzer Medical Center. He retired from Gallipolis State Institute in 1972 after 35 years. He also worked seven years for Ohio Bell.
     He was born July 20, 1914 at Kyger to the late Clyde Allison and Flora Jenkins Bradbury.
Survivors include his wife Ethel Roush Bradbury, whom he married March 29, 1935; one son, Paul Dale Bradbury of Gallipolis; two brothers, Wendell Bradbury of Kyger and Comer Bradbury of Cheshire; four sisters, Mrs. Dale (Mary) Sisson of Kyger, Mrs. Dale (Helen) Kennedy of Middleport, Mrs. Wendell (Louise) Roush and Mrs. Dale (Lucille) Mulford, both of Cheshire; and three grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by five brothers, Wymond Brandbury, Bion Bradbury, Thomas Bradbury, Perry Bradbury and phillip Bradbury.
     He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and a commissioned Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gallipolis and was a member of all Masonic bodies.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Godwin and Rev. Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Richard Baker, W. R. (Dick) Brown, Ali Golji, John Finney, Tom Moulton, Allen Baker and Roy Saunders. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the John Stam Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, Gallipolis.
     In leiu of flowers, friends may make contributions to the Gallia County Unit of the American Cancer Society of the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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


Bradbury, Electa B. [Harding]

Death of Mrs. Asa Bradbury
     Electa B. Harding was born in Ontario county, N. Y., on the 19th day of August, 1816. She was the daughter of Perry and Mary Harding, who settled in this county in 1823. Asa Bradbury came from Maine in 1816 and settled in Cheshire township, where he has been ever since.
     On the 21st day of October, 1835, Asa Bradbury and Electa B. Harding were united in marriage. The children of this marriage are Mrs. Samantha S. Buxton, wife of D. V. Buxton; Judge J. P. Bradbury, Mrs. Augusta Johnston, wife of Dr. James Johnston; Wm. B. Bradbury, Mrs. Fannie A. Mauck, wife of Lewis Mauck, and Horace R. Bradbury.
     Mrs. Bradbury died on the 5th of April, 1883, and was buried at Kygerville, on Saturday, Rev. Kirk, of Middleport, officiating. The immediate cause of her death was congestion of the lungs. Mrs. Bradbury was one of the very best of women. She was kind and large hearted, generous and loving. No sacrifice of labor or time was too great for her to help the needy or suffering. To each of her children we would say, “Where thou meetst [sic] thy mother’s friend remember him for me.”

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday April 12, 1883
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Bradbury, Elizabeth [Strong] 

     Mrs. Elizabeth Bradbury, widow of the late Joseph Bradbury, attorney, died at her home in Gallipolis, on Monday evening, April 9th, 1888, in the 75th year of her age. Her maiden name was Strong, daughter of the late Elijah Strong, one of the pioneer settlers of Meigs county.

Athens Messenger
Meigs County Notes
Thursday morning, April 19, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Bradbury, Elizabeth

Mrs. J. P. Bradbury
     Clerk Bradbury received a telegram Saturday morning conveying the intelligence that Mrs. Judge J. P. Bradbury had just passed away. Mrs. B., when a girl, lived at Racine. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Wood. She had long been ill with that dread disease, so peculiar to our climate, consumption, and had been a great sufferer. She was a lady highly spoken of; possessing many excellent traits of character. She left no children, and at the time of her death was about 35 years of age. She was buried at Pomeroy yesterday afternoon.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct. 10, 1882
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                

Bradbury, Ethel [Roush]  see Ethel Roush Bradbury Peters


Bradbury, Flora [Jenkins]

Mrs. Flora Jenkins Bradbury Dies Suddenly At Kyger Home
     Mrs. Flora Jenkins Bradbury 74, who has apparently been quite well until yesterday, when she complained of an unusually tired condition, died at her home in Kyger this morning at 6:15 o'clock.
Comer Bradbury, principal of Cheshire School, who lives nearby; was with his mother until around 11 o'clock last night, leaving her in a weakened but seemingly satisfactory condition. Mrs. Bradbury called her son to her bedside early this morning and it was while he was trying to get an ambulance to take her to the hospital that she passed quietly away.
     Mrs. Bradbury, who was born at Old Kyger in Cheshire Twp. spent her entire lifetime in the Old Kyger and Kyger communities. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Lucy Evans Jenkins. On Nov. 7, 1892 she was married to Clyde Allison Bradbury, who passed away in 1940. She was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Daughters of America and the grange.
     The following children survive; Wymond Bradbury of this city, Mary B. Sisson of Kyger, Tom of Huntington, J. Perry of Kyger, Mrs. Helen Kennedy, Middleport, Mrs. Louise Roush, Cheshire, Mrs. Lucille Mulford, Cheshire, Wendell bradbury, Kyger, Clyde Bradbury, Gallipolis and Comer and Phillip Bradbury of Cheshire, H. Bion Bradbury, another son, died in 1944. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters Mrs. Nora Tate, Kyger, Arthur Jenkins, Cheshire, Carl Jenkings, Cheshire, Floyd Jenkins of Marion and Mrs. Fannie Searls, also of Cheshire. Twenty-three grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at the family home in Kyger Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Mrs. Elia A. Miller, Christian Science practioner officiating. Burial will be made in Gravel Hill Cemetery by J. L. Coleman and Son.

Gallipolis Tribune
Mar. 22, 1951
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, George E.

George E. Bradbury Dies In Cleveland
     George E. Bradbury, son of Mrs. H. R. Bradbury of this city passed away at 5:30 Tuesday evening in the hospital in Cleveland where he had been confined for several weeks. His wife, son in law and daughter will accompany the remains which will arrive here Thursday. Short services will be conducted at the Episcopal church at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon and burial will follow at Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of W. N. Hayward. Mr. Bradbury spent the greater part of his life as a resident of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 19, 1927
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Bradbury, Grace V.

Mrs. Grace V. Bradbury
     Mrs. Grace V. Bradbury, 99, of Huntington, W. Va., widow of Thomas L. Bradbury, passed away Saturday, July 12, 1997 in St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 1997 at Chapman's Mortuary with the Rev. Wendell A. Roberts officiating. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 1997 at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, Ohio.
     She was born June 7, 1898 in Gallia County, Ohio, a daughter of the late William and Crista Vance. She was a retired school teacher. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Nancy deSilva Bradbury and a great grandson, Timothy M. Taylor. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, H. Poe and Judith C. Bradbury of Huntington; a grand daughter, Lesa J. Taylor of Huntington; a grandson, Scott C. Bradbury; and a great grand daughter, Nancy N. Taylor, a great grand son, Jacob S. Taylor; and two step grandsons, R. Scott Boston and David M. Boston. Friends may call at Chapman's Mortuary from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 1997.

Huntington Herald Dispatch
July 16, 1997
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                     Top of Page


Bradbury, H. Bion

H. Bion Bradbury
     Horace Bion Bradbury was borned at Old Kyger December 29, 1897. He passed away at 8:25 Sunday night, July 30, 1944. His age was 46 years, 7 Months and 4 days. He was the second son of Clyde Allison and Flora Jenkins Bradbury and he was the scion of a family that had come from Penobscott County, Maine, to the Kyger Valley 119 years ago.
     Bion attended the Kyger school and obtained his B. S. degree from Ohio University. On his 20th birthday he was united in marriage to Miss Luella Rupe of the same community and entered upon a successful career as a teacher. His first school was on Turkey Run, where he won recognition as a disciplinarian. Then as the years rolled on he taught successively in Athens County and at Eno, Crown City, Gallia and Mercerville.
     For about nine of the last twelve years he has served as county Superintendent of Schools and has much to do with the consolidation movement and with other notable alterations and improvements in the local school system.
     During the interval between the two periods of his tenure as superintendent he assembled a vast amount of pertinent data with a view to writing a comprehensive history of Gallia County. At frequent intervals he wrote brief historical sketches for publication in Gallipolis and other papers.
     He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Cheshire, of the Cheshire Chapter O. E. S., Bladen Grange, and the Kyger Methodist Church. Bion Bradbury was a man of simple tastes, strong convictions, and loyal friendships. He was a dutiful son, a devoted husband and father, a stalwart and helpful brother and a well informed and capable official.
     A large family, and extended circle of friends, the citizenry of his entire native county laments the death which has brought us today to this religious temple. To those nearest and dearest his passing means an irreparable and overwhelming loss.
     He is survived by his wife and mother and six children: Annabelle, wife of Robert Ball, Mary, wife of Julius Farley, Jr., Bion Burdell, Naomi, Joe and Jimmie. There is one grandchild, Robert Ball, Jr
Survivors also include 11 brothers and sisters; V. Wymond Bradbury, Mary Rupe, J. Perry and Wendell Bradbury, all of Kyger: Mrs. Helen G. Kennedy, Middleport; Thomas L. Bradbury, Huntington; Mrs. Louise Roush and Mrs. Luicille Mulford, both of Cheshire; Clyde A. Bradbury, Gallipolis; Charles Comer Badbury with the army in Porto rico and Phillip Bradbury with the army in New Guinea.

Gallipolis Tribune
August 1944
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                    Top of Page


Bradbury, H. Joe

H. Joe Bradbury
     PINKERINGTON - H. Joe Bradbury, 72, Pickerington, died Monday, March 4, 2002. Son of the late H. Bion and Luella Bradbury, he was a teacher in Licking County Public Schools. Surviving are his wife, Ann Bradbury; two brothers, Bion(Virginia) Bradbury of Urbana, and Jim (Mary) Bradbury of Kyger; and two sisters, Annabelle Fellure of Gallipolis, and Naomi Mangum of Washington, D.C. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Breazeale.
     Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Glen Rest Memorial Estate Chapel, 8029 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Arrangements are by Schoedinger Funeral Service East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 6, 2002
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, H. Poe

H. Poe Bradbury Dies Early This Morning

Well-Known Citizen And Lodge Man Passes Away Suddenly At His Home
Funeral Will Be Held There At Three O'Clock Monday

     Poe Bradbury is dead! That was the startling message flashed over the city this morning. Even those aware of his precarious condition shook their heads incredulously. It seemed unbelievable that this dynamic personality had ceased to be. The end came about 5:30 at his home, 729 Second avenue. He had been bedfast since Tuesday, following a severe attack of angina pectoris - the most severe of the many he had experienced over a period of several years.

Aged 53 Years
     About 5:20 he had a coughing spell that aroused Mrs. Bradbury. She spoke to him, but he told her he was all right, as he arose to go to the bathroom. She was not reassured and as she hastened to him he sagged to the floor and quickly expired.
     Hiram Poe Bradbury was in his 54th year, having been born at Kyger Oct. 8, 1886. He was the youngest child of the late William and Louisa Belle Bradbury. For more than 35 years he had called Gallipolis his home and during that period had been an active and generous supporter and booster for many organizations and worthy causes. He had been a toll collector on the Silver Bridge for seven years or more. As boy and man he was a "dead game, square-shooting fellow," as many a lifelong acquaintance has remarked today.
     He was a man of strong convictions, outspoken and even combative, but beneath a rugged exterior there was heart overflowing with kindness. The night was never too dark or the weather too bad for him to go forth to do a favor for a friend or a service for anyone in distress. He was proud of and tenderly devoted to his wife and his son, Bobbie, and the little foster daughter, Betty Lou, and they reciprocated his feelings in fullest measure.
     Poe Bradbury was never a student, in the common acceptance of that term, but he had a keen mind and an intellectual honesty of a rare sort. In his younger years he had filled countless kinds of jobs and thus acquired an amazing fund of practical knowledge.

Owned River View

     When this country entered the World War, Poe was eager to become an aviator and did enlist in the aviation service, but there was a flaw then in his heart's functioning that excluded him from the flying school. After the war he owned and operated the River View Hotel for a few years, later leasing the property to others and finally selling it to Dr. C. E. Holzer.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 1, 1940
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Bradbury, J. Perry

J. Perry Bradbury Dies
     CHESHIRE - J. Perry Bradbury, 69, Cheshire Route 1, a retired coal mine operator, died Sunday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy. Born at Old Kyger on May 21, 1903, he was the son of the late C.A. and Flora Jenkins Bradbury. He was also preceded in death by three brothers.
     Mr. Bradbury was a member of the Kyger Methodist Church, where he was Sunday School superintendent; belonged to the Little Kyger Grange and was a 48 year member of Siloam Masonic Lodge 456, F&AM, Cheshire.
     Surviving are his wife, Malinda Simms Bradbury; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Allie) Hawley, Middleport, and Mrs. Robert (Peggy) Wood, Canal Winchester; a son Keith Bradbury, Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Dale (Mary) Sisson, Kyger; Mrs. Dale (Helen) Kennedy, Middleport; Mrs. Wendell (Louise) Roush, Cheshire Route 1, and Mrs. Dale (Lucille) Mulford, Cheshire Route 1; four brothers, Wendell, Kyger; Clyde, Gallipolis; Comer, of Cheshire and Wymond, Gallipolis; Seven grandchildren, two great-grandchuldren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester Lemley and the Rev. William Beagle officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home any time after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 11, 1973
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, John W.

     John W. Bradbury, 72, 44 Locust St., Gallipolis, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1992, at Holzer Medical Center following two years of failing health. He was born Dec. 13, 1919 in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, son of the late Wymond and Mary Grace Mack Bradbury.
     He was retired from Cris-Craft Corp., and a former employee of the Gallipolis State Institute and Marietta Plant. In his earlier years, he attended Kyger Baptist Church, was a member of Cheshire Masonic Lodge, VFW Post 4464, and an Army veteran of World War II.
     Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Scott Bradbury, who he married in 1939; three daughters, Mrs. Bobby(Patty) Betz of Athens, Mrs. Eugene (June) Stout of Bidwell, and Sandy Bradbury of Gallipolis; one son Robert Bradbury of Gallipolis; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Betty Saunders of Columbus. He was preceded in death by one brother, Victor.
     Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. A graveside military flag presentation will be conducted by VFW Post 4464. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Masonic services will be conducted by Cheshire Masonic Lodge at 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Bobby Betz, Mark Stout, Nathan Betz, Chris Stout, Eugene Stout, and Allen Scott.

Gallipolis Tribune
October 1992
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Bradbury, Joseph

     Hon. Joseph Bradbury, a prominent citizen of Gallipolis, and who represented Gallia county several terms in the Legislature and subsequently his district in the Senate, died Monday morning of disease of the heart. The deceased was an uncle of Judge J.P.Bradbury.

Athens Messenger, Pg.4
April 14, 1881
Transcribed by Mary Blank Szekely


Bradbury, Joseph S.

     Joseph S. Bradbury, brother of O.L. Bradbury of Pomeroy, died at his home at Frost, Kentucky, on Monday the 20th inst. He had been in poor health for some years, and for the past few weeks had been an intense sufferer from a complication of troubles.
     Seventy three years ago the 14th of this month Mr. Bradbury was born at Kyger, O., being the youngest of a family of ten children. He grew to manhood there. He was married to Mollie Higley of Rutland and for a number of years was a prominent school teacher in Rutland and Middleport. Over forty years ago he entered the railway mail service where he remained until failing health caused his retirement a few years ago, to a farm home opposite Portsmouth.
     He is survived by his wife and three children and a number of grandchildren, also by the brother mentioned and three sisters, Electa and Juliet Bradbury of Cleveland and Mrs. Amanda Johnson of Story's Run.

Gallipolis Times
Apr. 6, 1922
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Louisa Belle

Death of Louisa Belle Bradbury
     Mrs. Louisa Belle Bradbury, widow of the late William Bradbury, died at the house of her daughter, Mrs. C. R. Comer, in Huntington, at nine o'clock Saturday evening, Dec. 22, after a short illness. The body arrived here today (Monday) and the funeral took place at 2 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis C. Johnston, Burial at Cheshire followed. Mrs. Bradbury is survived by three sons, Asa H. Bradbury of Middleport, C. A. Bradbury of Kyger and H. Poe Bradbury of this city. Another son and a daughter died several years ago.

Gallipolis Tribune
Dec. 22, 1923
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Luella [Rupe]

Luella Bradbury
     Luella Bradbury, 92, of 63 Cemetery Rd., Kyger community, Cheshire, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1992, at Holzer Medical Center. She was born Nov. 2, 1899 in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late David Perry and Laura Sidney Lyle Rupe. She was a post mistress at Kyger, a member of Kyger Methodist Church and a charter member of the Cheshire Chapter 460 Eastern Star.
     Survivors include three sons, James M. Bradbury of Kyger, Bion Burdell Bradbury of Urbana, and H. Joe Bradbury of Pickerington; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Annabelle) Fellure of Bidwell, and Naomi Mangum of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and one brother, Claude Rupe of Cheshire.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Bion Bradbury in August, 1944; two daughters, Julia Juanita, and Mary Martha; three sister; and two brothers.
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ernest Pickens officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral on Monday from 6-9. Eastern Star services will be held 8:30 p.m. Monday. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 17, 1992
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Bradbury, Malinda D.

Malinda D. Bradbury
     Malinda D. Bradbury, 94, Westerville, died Monday May 5, 1997 at her residence. Born Dec. 2, 1902 in Kyger, she was a member of the Kyger United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband J. Perry Bradbury; and a daughter, Peggy L. Wood. surviving are a daughter, Allie F. Hawley of Cheshire; a son, Keith P. Bradbury of Westerville; and seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
     Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. O.J. Davis officiating. Private family vistation will be conducted. Arrangements are by the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, Canal Winchester.
Gallipolis Tribune
May 1997
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Margaret

Margaret Bradbury
     Funeral services for Margaret S. Bradbury will be held 1 p. m. Thursday at the Waugh - Halley -Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Bradbury, 86, a resident of 729 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died at her home Monday.
     A retired registered nurse and hospital administrator, Mrs. Bradbury was born Dec. 6, 1896 in Jeannette, Pa., daughter of the late Winfield Scott Stevenson and Laura Ann Gressman Stevenson. She married Poe Bradbury on Oct. 21, 1927, in Gallipolis. He preceded her in death on June 1, 1940. Survivors include one son, Robert Bradbury, New Carlisle, Pa., and one daughter, Betty Fried, Baltimore, Md. Four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive. One grandson and one sister preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Bradbury graduated from Bethesda Hospital at Zanesville in 1921. Her first employment was superintendent of public nursing in Muskingum County. From 1922 through 1926, she was superintendent of Barberton Hospital in Barberton, Ohio. Mrs. Bradbury became Gallia County's second public health nurse in 1926. She was also a truant officer for area schools, and was involved in the welfare nursing program in the 1930s. After completing affiliation with several government programs during the depression, Mrs. Bradbury served as superintendent of Marion City Hospital from 1943 through 1946; Bellefontaine Hospital 1946 -1951 and Circleville Hospital from 1952 to 1954. Mrs. Bradbury was chairperson of the Ohio State Nurses Insurance program in 1947.
     In April. 1955, she accepted the superintendent's job at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mt. Vernon, serving in that capacity for either and one-half years. Mrs. Bradbury retired from nursing in 1963. She returned to Gallipolis where she operated a circulating library for a year and one-half at the Gallipolis State Institute. She was a member of the Parent Volunteer Association and Volunteer Services.
     She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Emblem Club, Eighth district Ohio Nursing Association and Gallipolis OES No. 283 of which she served as Worthy Matron in 1939-1940. Mrs. Bradbury was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Lafayette Unit, American Legion for more than 50 years. She was a former member of the White Shrine and Eight and Forty.

[Note: Died Jan 17, 1983, Buried Jan. 21, 1983]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
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Bradbury, Mary Grace [Mack]

     Mary Grace Bradbury, 89, 645 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center after a brief illness.  She was born Dec. 8, 1897 in Kyger, the daughter of the late Charles and Hattie Mack. She married Wymond Bradbury, on May 9, 1917 in Kyger. He preceded her in death in 1976.
     Surviving are one son, John W., Bradbury, Gallipolis; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Saunders, Columbus; one grandson, Don Hodge who was reared in her home; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one son, Victor Bradbury.
     She attended Rio Grande College and taught at Old Kyger School and Stingy Creek School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gallipolis, past matron and 64 year member of Cheshire Chapter 450 Order of the Eastern Star, charter member of Lafayette White Shrine of Jerusalem, and Gallipolis Garden Club.
     Funeral Services will be announced by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Tribune
Dec. 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Phillip A.

     Phillip A. Bradbury, 34, of Cheshire died Friday night in an automobile accident. Bradbury was born Sept. 6, 1951 to the late Phillip Warren Bradbury and Wanda Bradbury Jacobs. He served in the U. S. Army and was the president of the Ball Association in Cheshire.
     He is survived by his wife Faith Juanita Amos Bradbury, three Sons Phillip,Jr., Michael Shane and Brian James all at home; two sisters, Pam Shaw of Rio Grande, and Judith Ann Greer, Shelbyville, Texas; several aunts, uncles, neices and nephews.
     Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis, Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. William Price and the Rev. Steve Rollins presiding. Burial will be at Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Pallbearers will be Luther p. Amos, John W. Amos, Jon P. Westfall, Samuel L. Herlow, Ray Cox, Jim Bush and Wimber Halfhill. VFW.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 1987
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Sallie

     Miss Sallie Bradbury, of Kygerville, this county, died last Sunday night. At the time of her death, which was caused by the grip [sic], she was in the 79th year of her age. She was an aunt of Hon. H. R. Bradbury, of this city. The funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, by Rev. W. J. Fulton, of Rio Grande. Miss Bradbury was an estimable lady, highly respected by all who knew her, and her death is much regretted.

The Bulletin
Saturday, January 13, 1894
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Bradbury, Thomas Ellison

Died Very Suddenly
Thomas Ellison Bradbury Stricken Down Saturday
     Thomas Ellison Bradbury, aged 41 and the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace R. Bradbury of Gallipolis, died quite suddently at his home on Cedar street in this city Saturday evening, May 8, 1915, from what is thought to have been a stroke of apoplexy. He had been in failing health for several years, but was about town as usual on the day of his death.
     The funeral services were held at his late home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Mr. Wilder of Athens and Rev. Hugh Evans of Gallipolis Presbyterian Church. The interment followed in the family lot at Mound Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Bradbury was born at Kyger, this county, on March 21, 1874. He graduated from the public schools here in 1892 and from the Cincinati law school two years later.
     In 1897 he was united in marriage with Miss Alice Grace Lupton, who, with one daughter, Anna, survive him. His mother and a brother, George, now located in Cleveland, also survive him.
     Mr. Bradbury possessed unusual talents, and his companionable qualities won for him hosts of friends. He served several terms as city clerk, justice of the peace, and mayor. For several years he held the rank of major in the Ohio National Guard, and was always interested in military affairs. He attained high honors in Masonic circles, and was a member of various other fraternal and secret societies. He was also a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church of this city.

Galipolis Paper
1915
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Bradbury, Thomas Ellison

Major T. E. Bradury

Dies Suddenly of Apoplexy - Long Prominent in Legal, Political and Lodge Circles
     Major Thomas Ellison Bradbury died suddenly at his home in this city at 5 o'clock last Saturday afternoon. Half an hour before he had gone to bed because he felt weak and fatigued and his mother insisted that he should lie down and rest. he made no complaint and quickly fell sleep and passed peacefully away without any sign or murmur of pain or distress. His mother, however, soon after he went to bed, felt that his indisposition might prove serious. She telephoned Dr. Ella Lupton. This required only a minute or two, but when she returned to the bed room it was apparent to her that a great change had come over him. She then telephoned his wife, Mrs. Alice Bradbury, who was at her music store. Before she arrived, and a moment after Dr. Lupton arrived, he had died. Apoplexy is believed to have been the cause of his death.
     For 20 years Major Bradbury had been active in city affairs. He had served as city clerk, justice of the peace, was elected major without opposition when 26 or 27 years old, and was clerk of council at the time of his death. It is probable that no one else had so large a personal acquaintance in this city as he. Companionable, kind and generous, he made friends by the score, here and elsewhere. With him big heartedness was a fault, and a fault that made it exceedingly difficult for him to overcome [torn off] handicap.
     He was active in fraternal bodies as well, having been Master of the Masonic lodge in 1900, High Priest of the Chapter in 1905, Master of the Council in 1898, and Commander of Knight Templars in 1901; and Exalted Ruler of the Elks. He was also a 32d degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Eastern Star. He used to take great interest in matters military and attained the staff rank of Major in the O.N.G.
     The deceased was the older son of the late Horace R. and Mrs. Anna Ellison Bradbury, and was born at Kyger March 21, 1874, being in his 42nd year. He attended the Gallipolis public schools and was graduated from them in 1892, and in 1894 graduated from the Cincinnati Law School. On Nov. 25, 1897, he was married to Miss Alice Grace Lupton, who survives him, with their daughter, Miss Anne. He is also survived by his brother, George, who is practicing law in Cleveland. He was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church.
     The funeral was held from the family residence on Cedar street at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. J. Wilder of Athens. Interment at Mound Hill by Hayward. The pall-bearers were George Bovie, Jas. Martin, O. L. Kiger, Merril Kerr, W. R. White and Robert McCormick.

[Note: Tombstone reads 1874-1915]

Gallipolis paper
May 14, 1915
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                          Top of Page


Bradbury, Thomas L.

Mr. Bradbury Dies Sunday
     Thomas L. Bradbury, 61, a yard foreman for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, died Sunday
morning at his home, 2714 Fourth Ave., Huntington, after a short illness. A native of Gallia county, he was born Nov. 23, 1900 at Kyger, the son of the late C.A. and Flora Jenkins Bradbury. He was a member of the Siloam Lodge of Masons at Cheshire and of the Gallipolis Elks lodge.
     Mr. Bradbury is survived by his wife, Grace; a son H. Poe, both of Huntington; four sisters,and six brothers, Mrs. Mary B. Sisson of Kyger, Mrs. Dale Kennedy of Middleport, Mrs. O. Wendell Roush and and Mrs. Dale Mulford, both of Cheshire; V. Wymond and Clyde A. of Gallipolis; J. Perry, Wendell and C. Comer Bradbury, both of Cheshire; and Phillip Bradbury of Middleport. There are two grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapman Mortuary. Dr. Norman I. Bromley will officiate. Graveside services will be held in Gravel Hill cemetery. Cheshire Rev. Wesley Bennett of Cheshire will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 21, 1962
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Victor Wymond

Bradbury Rites Are Being Held
     Funeral services for Victor Bradbury are being conducted at the parental home in Kyger this afternoon by Rev. w. Scott Westerman of this city and Rev. George Brooks, new Methodist pastor of the Cheshire charge.
     Interment will be made in Gravel Hill cemetery by J. L. Coleman & Son under Masonic auspices. The pall bearers selected are Comer Bradbury, Harold Mack, Briggs Kirby, Carl Jenkins, Branch Fleming and John Wesley Coughenour.
     In yesterday's account of the most shocking Christmastide tragedy in this section the name of the sister was omitted from the list of bereaved survivors, Betty Bradbury is the youngest of the V. Wymond Bradbury family, while Victor was the oldest of the children, John William being the other one of the trio. Betty is a beautician and is employed in the Charm Shop operated by Mrs. Allie Scott on State street.
     Victor was born Feb. 17, 1918, in the house across the street from the home the Wymond Bradburys built----the home where scores of lifelong friends yesterday viewed the features of the decedent.

Gallipolis Tribune
December 1940
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradbury, Wendell

     Wendell Bradbury, 76, of Route 1 Cheshire, died Wednesday at his residence. He was a retired fourth-generation farmer. He was also a Cheshire Township Trustee. He attended Kyger United Methodist Church and was a member of Eno Grange. He was also a member of Siloam Lodge 456 in Cheshire. Born Nov. 20, 1911 in Kyger, he was a son of the late Clyde Allison Bradbury and Flora Jenkins Bradbury.
     He is survived by his wife Audrey A. Riffe Bradbury, whom he marred Nov. 27, 1946.
Also surviving are one son, Richard Bradbury of White hall, Ohio, one stepson, Larry Thaxton of Westerville, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Dale(Mary) Sisson of Kyger, Mrs. Dale(Helen) Kennedy of Middleport, Mrs. Wendell(Louise) Roush of Cheshire and Mrs. Dale(Lucille) Mulford of Cheshire; one brother, Comer Bradbury of Cheshire; six grandchildren. One stepson, William Thaxton, preceded him in death, along with six brothers.
     Services will be conducted 1:30 P.m. on Sunday at Willis Funeral Home, Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial follows in Gravel Hill Cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 1988
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Bradbury, William Wendell

Wendell Bradbury Committed Suicide
Waded Into The Ohio River At Huntington Last Sunday Night and Shot Himself With A Revolver
     Gallipolis was terribly shocked Monday afternoon when the news came from Huntington that William Wendell Bradbury had suicided. The manner in which he died was an unusual one, as he had evidently waded into the Ohio River and shot himself, his body, with a bullet hole in the head, being taken from a trot-line on Monday afternoon.
     There was no doubt that his mind was in an unbalanced condition when he committed the act of self-destruction, as his health had been failing for some time and his friends and relatives had been greatly worried about his condition.
     Wendell had worked in Huntington for some time, first for the Standard Oil Company and then for the Empire Furniture Co., when his brother-in-law, Charles Comer, took charge of the latter concern. He failed to report for work Monday morning and Mr. Comer went to his room at noon and found his watch and money on the dresser. A revolver belonging to his room-mate was missing and the worst was feared. Shortly after the body was taken from the river and identified as that of the missing man.
     The deceased was 26 years of age and was the son of Mrs. L.B. Bradbury, his father, William, having died in 1905. He is survived by his mother, one sister, Mrs. Gail Comer of Huntington and brothers, Asa H. of Middleport; A.C. of Kyger and H. Poe of this city.
     The body was brought from Huntington Tuesday morning and taken to the residence of his mother at the Riverview Hotel. The funeral services were held there Wednesday morning by Rev. J.W. Fulton and the remains were laid to rest in Gravel Hill Cemetery, near Cheshire.
     The Lodge of Elks had charge and their beautiful and impressive ritualistic ceremony was used at the grave. The floral tokens of love and remembrance were many and beautiful. Wetherholt had charge of the remains and the following Elks acted as pallbearers: William Sigler, Clyde C. Ingels, Fred Ward, Oscar Ecker and Stanley Plymale.
     Wendell had an unusually large number of friends and he will be greatly missed and most sincerely mourned.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, July 29, 1940
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Bradbury, Wymond

     GALLIPOLIS - Wymond Bradbury, 80, a resident of 645 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died at 11:40 p.m. Friday at his home. He had been in failing health the past two years.
     A past employee of the Quaker State Refining Corp., who had retired in 1961, he was born Aug. 24, 1895, in Cheshire Twp., near Kyger, son of the late Clyde Allison Bradbury and Flora Jenkins Bradbury.
     Mr. Bradbury is survived by his wife, Grace, whom he married May 9, 1917, at Kyger; one son and one daughter, Mrs. Betty Saunders, Whitehall, Ohio and John Bradbury, Gallipolis; five grand and three great-grandchildren; these brothers and sisters, Wendell Bradbury, Kyger; Clyde Bradbury, Gallipolis; Comer Bradbury, Cheshire; Mrs. Dale (Mary) Sisson, Kyger; Mrs. Dale (Lucille) Mulford, Cheshire; Mrs. Dale (Helen) Kennedy, Middleport, and Mrs. Louise Roush, Cheshire. Four brothers and a son Victor, preceded him in death
     Mr. Bradbury taught school six years and operated a country store at Kyger 28 years. After his retirement from the Quaker State Refining Corp., he worked in the Gallia County Engineeers; office and served as a member of the Gallipolis City Commission eight years.
     He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, Gallipolis, Cheshire Masonic Lodge, Gallipolis Elks Lodge, Alladin Shrine, and the Gallipolis Gun Club of which he was a charter member.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Hayes and Rev. L. H. Stebbins officiating burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemnetery, Cheshire.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 3 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m.

The Sunday Times - Sentinel
Jan. 11, 1976
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                    Top of Page 


Bradfield, John & Isabella & family

     A farmer named John Bradfield left Springfield township, in this county, the latter part of March last, for the West, with his family, consisting of a wife and six children, all in good health. At Davenport, Iowa, the father was taken sick with a fever and died. The mother and children then continued their journey towards their new home, when shortly after, two of the daughters were prostrated with the fever and died.
     The mother then becoming sick and disheartened retraced her steps and reached here a week or two since with the remnant of her family, and took up her abode at the place formerly owned by her husband. An administration notice in another column tells the reader that the mother too is numbered with the things that were. The four remaining children of a happy family comprising eight persons last spring, are now confined with the same fever that carried off their parents and sisters, and if they escape with life it will be to buffet the cold charities of an unfeeling world. Can they realize the desolation that a few short months have brought about? These are some of the hardships incident to the location in a new country. Some families pass through unscathed but many are decimated. (Administration notice gives Mrs. Bradfield's name as Isabella.)

The Gallipolis Journal
November 1, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Brading, William J.

William Brading Dead
     Wm. J. Brading, son of Mrs. Mary Brading and the late W. G. Brading, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Paul A. Hennig, in this city Saturday morning, March 11, 1922. The funeral services were held Monday at two o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hennig.
     Mr. Brading suffered a stroke of paralysis about a year and a half ago while in Oregon. He improved, but later was taken worse, and a few weeks ago came here hoping his condition would improve. He was tenderly cared for by his mother and sister and other relatives until the end.
     Mr. Brading never married. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of this city, and had many friends here who regret his death.

Gallia Times
March 16, 1922
Transcribed by J. Farley


Bradley, Anderson Thomas

Anderson T. Bradley
     GALLIPOLIS - Anderson Thomas Bradley, 78, of Proctorville, died Tuesday in a Huntington Hospital. He was the father of a Gallia County woman. Born in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Lillie Sowards Bradley.
     Survivors include his wife, Ruby Shafer Bradley; three sons, John, of West Jefferson; Russell and Grover, both of Proctorville; five daughters, Mrs. Doris Callicoat, Crown City; Mrs. Sylvia Hayes, Mrs. Josephine Dalton and Mrs. Charlene Carpenter, all of Proctorville: and Miss Mildred Bradley, at home; one brother, Taylor, of Huntington; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Graham and Mrs. Ruth Shafer, both of Proctorville; Mrs. Myrtle Long, Huntington; Mrs. Nanny Simms and Mrs. Hattie Rice, both of Cincinnati; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Schneider Funeral Home Chesapeke, by the Rev. Raymond Bragg. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery at Chesapeake. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Thursday.

Athens Messenger
May 13, 1970
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker                                                          Top of Page


Bradley, Geo. F.

     Died, at Nevada City, California, on the 22nd of October last, Mr. Geo. F. Bradley, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Milford, Conn.

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


Bradshaw, Thomas Evans

     THOMAS EVANS BRADSHAW 84 of Lower Road, Gallipolis, husband of Marie Hughs Bradshaw, died Thursday at his home, also surviving is a son Dr Jay Bradshaw of Gallipolis. He was a disabled Veteran of World War I. Funeral 1 p m today at Gobel Funeral Home, Crooksville, burial in Crooksville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Huntington Hearld Dispatch
Saturday 16 Feb 1980
Submitted to Ernie Wright                                                                            


Brammer, Clara I. Windom [Sims]

Obituary
In Loving Memory
     The subject of this sketch Clara I. Sims, daughter of Burrill and Jane Hannan Sims first saw the light of day at Crown City, Ohio, February 26, 1863. Passed from the earthly scenes forever at 4:45 a.m. March 3rd 1914 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William B. Boston, Eureka,. Ohio, she having attained the advanced age of 81 years, 7 days. In the early morning hours before dawn heralded the approach of another day, her Redeemer called her from labor to reward and her spirit winged its flight from this vale of tears to dwell throughout Eternity in the celestial haven of rest.
     On November 16th, 1882, she was united in holy wedlock to Lawrence F. Windom, who departed this life in 1921. The marriage was solemnized by Justice A. H. Trowbridge at Crown City, Ohio. To bless this union were born one son, Joseph Campbell Windom, Charleston, West Virginia; three daughters, Mrs. Zipha O. Unroe, deceased and Mrs. William H. Rosiion and Mrs. Notwood K. Saunders, Columbus, Ohio
     Surviving her are a sister Mrs. Rhoda Fowler, Crown City and brother Sherman D. Sims of Lancaster, Ohio. Also 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends to mourn the passing of mother, grandmother and friend.
     Later in life on Nov. 21st, 1928, she was united in marriage with Thomas Brammer who is deceased.
She was a member of Cherrington Chapel M. E. Church and lived a consistent life devoted to her home and family.
     In her declining years she was tenderly cared for and in her recent illness all that loving hands and hearts could do was done to alleviate her suffering and prolong her stay which availed naught when she heard one clear call and embarked to meet her Savior face to face.
Poem follows; Card of thanks.

[Note: 1863 - 1944 Crown City, handwritten on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                          Top of Page


Brammer, Gladys Ethel [Wall]

Area Deaths
Gladys Brammer
     COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gladys Wall Fulks Brammer, 79, of 9303 Kingston Road, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Gallipolis, died Thursday at University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was a bookkeeper at the former Brammer Plumbing and Heating in Gallipolis. Born Sept. 29, 1908, in Platform, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late J.T. and Sarah Unroe Wall. Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John W. Fulks, in 1940. She was also preceded in death by one son, John W. Fulks, and one sister, Irene LaSure.
     Surviving are her second husband, John L. Brammer; two daughters, Patty Fulks Morgan of Ironton, Ohio and Ruth Fulks Miller of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Donovan L. Fulks of Gallipolis; three sisters, Elizabeth Wade of Scottown, Ohio, Jennie Pinkerman of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Maxine Waugh of Huntington, W.Va.; two brothers, Paul Wall of Ironton, Ohio and Amos Wall of Chesapeake, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
     She was a member of the First Church of God at Bradenton, Fla. Services will be conducted Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at First Church of the Nazarene. In Gallipolis, Rev. Bob Madison officiating. Burial follows in Perkins Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home on Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to funeral services on Sunday. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

[Note: Gladys Brammer died April 23, 2006.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Brandeberry, Isabelle [Searles]

     Funeral services for Isabelle Brandeberry, 81, formerly of 814 N. Blanchard St., will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Anthony Bommarito officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, Wood County [Ohio]. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral
home.
     Mrs. Brandeberry died at 4:10 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2001 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. She was born May 9, 1920 in Gallia County to Hollis and Stella (Rupe) Searles. She married Robert R. Brandeberry on June 6, 1948, and he died Jan. 29, 1978.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carl R. (Vicky D.) Jennings, Findlay; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Katie Robinson and Ada Taylor, both of Rutland. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Dennis, John, Rolland, Baker and Robert Searles; and a sister, Hazel Taylor.
     Mrs. Brandeberry was a homemaker. Memorials may be made to Young Miss Softball of Findlay or Beginnings and Beyond Learning Centers, 920 McManness Ave., Findlay.

The Courier
Findlay, Ohio
May 30, 2001
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill-Schumaker


Brandebury, William

Pioneer Citizen Dead
Wm. Brandebury of Rio Grande Departs this Life and Join the Silent Majority
    We have the sad work of reporting the death of one of our aged and worthy citizens, Mr. William Brandbury, aged 82 years, departed this life at about 7:30 this Monday morning May 13th, 1907, after five months of severe sickness.
     The funeral services will be at the M. E. Church at Rio Grande, O., Dr. J. M. Davis aided by other ministers officiating, burial following at the Mt. Zion cemetery, Mr. Butler Undertaker of Vinton in charge, services at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
     Mr. Brandebury leaves to mourn his loss two daughters, Mrs. H. A. Wood of Rio Grande and Miss Minnie at home, seven sons, S. M. of Cincinnati; William of Redlands, Cal., Dr. H. A. of Huntington, W. Va.; C. E. of Blanchester; J. Robert of Rio Grande; Thos. of Vinton; and Frank of Illinois. His wife died in 1896, also one or more children than have preceded home where he in his lifetime has worked for.
     He was one of which it might well be said that he was a child of the church, always as long as health permitted at his post of duty serving the office of Class Leader of his church for many years and also a man highly thought of by his many neighbors and friend who now extend their sympathy to the sorrowing children. D. R. E.

[Note; stone is in Old Pine Cemetery, Racoon Twp., Gallia County]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 14, 1907
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                             Top of Page


Brandstetter, Anthony/Anton

     Mr. Anthony Brandstetter, a half-brother of Mrs. S. Naegele, the milliner, dropped dead at his residence in this city, Sunday morning. Father Oeink conducted his funeral services yesterday.

[Note: Anton was the son of Xavier Brandstetter and his first wife Cecilia Biser. He is buried in Pine Street Cemetery. 1833-1890]

Gallipolis Journal
July 16, 1890
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Brandstetter, Antony

     Mr. Antony Brandstetter died at his home near town on Sunday morning last. He had apparently been enjoying good health and on the morning of his death ate a hearty breakfast. The cause of death was paralysis of the heart, and as is the case in such instances, the last call was of a startlingly sudden character. He dropped dead, indeed, and thus the shock was of an even more painful nature than it could have been otherwise, for death brings fearful grief at all times. Mr. Brandstetter was born in Baden, Germany, and was about sixty years of age. He was a half brother of Mrs. Neagle of our town. His funeral services will be held to-day, Rev. Father Oeink officiating.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, July 15, 1890
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Brandum, Jacob M.

     Services for Jacob M. Brandum, 77, Rt. 2, Vinton, were today at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton with the Rev. Robert Manley officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service were David Marcum, David Marcum, Jr., Michael Marcum, Donnie Oiler, Paul Swick, and Paul Lee.

Gallipolis Tribune
August 30, 1989
Transcribed by J. Farley


Brandstetter, Theresa

     After a long illness Mrs. Theresa Brandstetter, widow of the late Xavier Brandstetter, died at her home, on the Chillicothe road, on Saturday last, aged seventy-eight years. She was born in Baden, Germany. For many years she has been a resident of this city. Her surviving children are Mrs. Henry Lautenschalger, of Charleston, and Mrs. Naegele, Mrs. Erfurt, Mrs. Henkle, and Mr. Anthony Brandstetter of this city.
     The funeral will take place this morning at the Catholic Chruch, the burial being in the Old Cemetery (Pine Street) under the direction of Messrs. C. Skees & Co. Mrs. Brandstetter was held in high esteem by her many friends, and she will be sadly missed by them. Mr. Brandstetter died in Gallipolis in 1876.

[Note: Date of death was February 16,1899.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 19,1889
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                             Top of Page


Bratt, Freda L. [Carl]

Freda Bratt Dies Saturday
     Funeral services for Freda Carl Bratt who died Saturday morning in Holzer hospital following an operation after several weeks illness, will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Rawlings Coats Funeral home with Rev. Howard Ruppelt officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Hill cemetery, Gallipolis. She was born in Cheshire, the daughter of the late Charles and Ronie Boice Carl.  Her husband, Howe, also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Middleport First Presbyterian church. Several cousins survive. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 06, 1965
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Mrs. Freda Bratt Claimed Saturday
     Mrs. Freda C. Bratt, 77, Middleport, died Saturday morning at Holzer Hospital. Born at Cheshire, she was the daughter of Charles and Ronie Boice Carl.  Her husband, Howe, preceded her in death. Several cousins survive. She was a member of the Middleport First United Presbyterian Church and the Cheshire Garden Club.
     Services were held Tuesday, with the Rev. Howard Ruppelt officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Cemetery at Gallipolis, in charge of Rawlings-Coats funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 07, 1965
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Bratt, Howard Howe

Howe H. Bratt Dies Wednesday
     Howe H. Bratt, 80, a veteran of the Spanish-American War and retired telephone executive, died in the Huntington Veterans hospital Wednesday morning. He had been a patient there since April 13.
     A native of Gallipolis, he spent many years of his life in Chile where he helped in the construction of telephone lines. Following his retirement he returned to Gallipolis.
     Bratt was the son of George and Mary Kent Bratt who preceded him in death a number of years ago. A brother, George Jr., and a sister, Ethel, also preceded him in death. He was active in veterans affairs and was a member of the Gallia county soldier and sailors relief commission.  When the Sons of the American Revolution was organized, he became a charter member and was its secretary at the time of his death.
     Bratt lived in the Carlton community above Cheshire near the Meigs county line. He is survived by his wife the former, Freda Carl. The Wetherholt Funeral home has charge of arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 25, 1956
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Bratt, John

     Mr. John Bratt died at his home on the Portsmouth Road last Wednesday evening, January 31, 1894, at seven o’clock, after a prolonged illness. At the time of his death, he was in the fifty-fifth year of his age. Two daughters survive him, his wife, having died several years since.
     Mr. Bratt was a most excellent citizen, and his death is much regretted. For many years he was employed in the stove foundry of Kling & Co., and was popular with his fellow workmen.
     The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, and the interment was at the Old Cemetery.

The Bulletin
Saturday, February 3, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Bratt, Sarah

     Died, in this city, on the 14th inst., Miss Sarah Bratt, aged 24 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 22, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Bratton, Henry C.

Death Of H.C. Bratton
     Mr. H. C. Bratton died Tuesday night of Bright's disease at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Ed H. Kuhn, age 62 years. Mr. Bratton has made his home with Mr. & Mrs. Kuhn for about four years and was a brother of Mrs. Kuhn. He was a native of Vinton County. Besides Mrs. Kuhn, he is survived by a sister who resides in California.
     Funeral services will be held at the Kuhn residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will take place in McArthur Friday afternoon. George Wetherholt and Sons have charge of the remains.

[Note: Death Certificate..Henry C. Bratton born Feb. 2, 1861 McArthur, Ohio; died Jan. 30, 1924 Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio; aged 62 years 11 months and 10 days. Single Shoe Cobbler Parents Edward A Bratton born PA and Ruth Owen born Cambridge Ohio. Cause of death: Chronic Intestitial Nephritis]

Gallia Times
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Bratton, Ruth C.

Death of Mrs. Ruth C. Bratton
     Mrs. Ruth C. Bratton, aged 71, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed H. Kuhn, on Cedar Street, Saturday, June 19, 1897, after a lingering illness with dropsy.
     She was the widow of the late Hon. Edward A. Bratton, member of the Athens Bar, and member of the Legislature, and had been making her home with her son-in-law and daughter since the death of her husband ten years ago.
     She was the mother of ten children, five of whom survive her. She lived a true Christian life and was a member of the M. E. Church. The remains were taken to McArthur Monday, accompanied by Marshal and Mrs. Kuhn, and were interred Tuesday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, June 26, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Breare, Rev. Robinson

In Glory – Rev. Breare No More
     Rev. Robinson Breare departed this life at his home in Wilkesville, Vinton county, Friday afternoon at 4:30 p. m., after a short illness of pneumonia. The deceased was born in Yorkshire, England, on the 17th day of June, 1810. He was married to Miss Elizabeth G. Clark, who survives him, on the 23d day of February, 1836. He was a prominent divine in the Universalist Church; was a missionary to the Shetland Islands; founded the first Universalist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and afterward was located in Marblehead and Newburyport, Mass. In the summer of 1856 Mr. Breare and family removed to this county settling at Vinton. Here and at Wilkesville, Gallipolis and Middleport he had charges. In 1876 he returned to Massachusetts, locating in Haverhill, where he remained until the Spring of 1879, when he returned to Ohio, locating at Wilkesville, where he continued to live until death. Mr. Breare’s remains were brought to Vinton by the Masons of Wilkesville and received Masonic honors, the funeral discourse being delivered by Judge Plauts on Monday. Mr. Breare was a prominent Mason, being a member of Morning Dawn Lodge, Gallipolis Chapter, Moriah Council and Ohio Valley Commandery; he was also a prominent Odd Fellow being a member of Aerial Lodge. Mr. Breare was a man of the kindest, best heart.

“Where he met the individual man,
He showed himself as kind as mortal can.”

     Those who knew him best-loved him most. He naturally warmed to every body, and all, from the babe to its granddame, had a happy word to and a happy thought of Mr. Breare. During the war he was and ever remained one of the staunchest Union men Gallia county had, preaching the love of God and of country from every text and in every sermon. Mr. Breare had a very extensive acquaintance and every acquaintance had for him an open hand, an open door and an open heart. But he is gone, and this is the end of earth.
     The Masons of this city had charge of the funeral, and chartered a special train to go out. The threatening weather deterred many from going out, but three coaches were well filled.  The Mason Lodge of Vinton did nobly. They freely and gratuitously entertained and fed everybody that came and all blessed Vinton in departing. Over 100 Masons were in the procession. Mr. Breare was buried in the cemetery on the hill below town, where is a nice view [sic] up and down the Valley. We can not close without thanking Mr. Wilson, the train dispatcher, for many gentlemanly courtesies shown our people.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday March 9, 1882
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Breazeale, Mary

Mary Breazeale
     Mary Breazeale, 58, a resident of District Heights, Md., died Wednesday evening in Washington Central Hospital following an illness. She was born in Gallia County on Sept. 26, 1922, daughter of the late Bion Bradbury and Luella Bradbury, who survive and reside in Kyger. She married Jim Breazeale. He survives along with one daurhter, Jinx Ann Farley, Poolesville, Maryland.
     The following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Annabelle Fellure, Gallipolis; Burdell Bradbury, Urbana; Joe Bradbury, Reynoldsburg; Naomi Mangum, Washington, D. C. and Jim Bradbury, Kyger.
She was employed by the FBI 30 years before her retirement.
     Funeral services and buria will be in the Washington area.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1980
Transcribed by J. Farley


Breedlove, Laura J.

Judge Stormont's Sister Passes At Hutchinson, Kan.
     Mrs. Laura J. Breedlove, aged 80, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alberta Roof, in Hutchinson, Kansas, according to a message received by her only surviving brother, Judge A. J. Stormont.
     Mrs. Breedlove was born in Guyan tp., went west in 1886, married and remained there. Besides the daughter and brother, there are three half-brothers and two half-sisters surviving, all living in the west.
Funeral will be held at her home at 2 o'clock Saturday, the message said.

[Note: From findagrave.com date of birth November 19, 1855; date of death March 19, 1936; burial at Hutchinson Eastside CE.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1936, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Stormont file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                   Top of Page


Brenamen, Jeannette [Brookman]

     Mrs. Jeannette Brenamen, 101, a resident of Bidwell died in the Houston Nursing Home in Hamden Sunday morning. She was born May 16, 1875, in Springfield Twp., daughter of the late Francis M. and Susan Jenkins Brookman. She was twice married, first to the late Herman Hesse. Her second marriage was to the late Michael Brenamen. She is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Kathryn Schluter of Riverside, Calif., and Mrs. Betty Bagwell, also of Riverside. One sister and three brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Fostoria.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton; with Rev. John Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening from 7 until 9 o’clock.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 20, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brewer, Kenneth Earl

Bidwell Man Dies in Blast In Texas
     GALLIPOLIS - Pvt. Kenneth Earl Brewer, aged 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Brewer of Bidwell, died late last Tuesday afternoon at Camp Maxey, Texas. The message received by the young soldier’s wife, Mrs. Jane Brewer, at Reading, Pa., and relayed to his parents, stated only that he died from injuries suffered in a “blast”.
     Pvt. Brewer was the youngest of five sons and four daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Brewer. He entered service last January at Reading, where he was employed. Surviving besides his wife and parents are the following brothers and sisters: F. H. Brewer, Reading, Pa.; Mrs. C. C. Berry, Mrs. L. C. Cunningham, Parkersburg; R. M. Brewer, Clarksburg, W. Va.; L. M. Brewer, Gallipolis R. 1; Mrs. Milo Wade, Columbus; Mrs. E. W. Pullins, Nitro; Delbert L. Brewer, of the U. S. Navy, somewhere in the South Pacific.
     Tentative funeral arrangements have been made for services Sunday afternoon at the Brick Church, near Bidwell with burial in Vinton Memorial Park.

[Note: 9/26/1921 - 11/7/1944; 23 yrs. 1 mo. 11 das. Camp Maxey, Lamar, Tx. Explosion]

Athens Sunday Messenger
November 12, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brewer, Minnie Bell [Stowers]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Minnie Bell Brewer, 96, Nitro, W. Va., died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eddie (Sylvia) Pullins.  She was born in Licking County, a daughter of the late William and Alice Estep Stowers.  She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church.
     She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Della) Berry, Marietta; Mrs. Harry (Rhesa) Caphart, Columbus and Mrs. Pullins, Nitro; three sons, Leo Brewer, Columbus, Roy Brewer, Lewisburg, W. Va., and Leslie Brewer, Gallipolis; a brother, Mannie Stowers, Bidwell, and two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Hoffman, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Stella Brewer, Jackson; 22 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 14 Great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward S. Brewer, three sons and two daughters.
     Services will be Wednesday, 3 p.m., at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilson Wahl officiating.  Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Athens Messenger
Monday, November 10, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brewer, Paul A.

     Paul Andrew Brewer, 6 1/2 month old son of Rosa Brewer Lawrence and Danny Saxon, died Saturday evening when fire destroyed their home. He was born July 24, 1991, in Pt. Pleasant, W.Va.
     In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Noah Jake Robinette and Joseph Lawrence Jr., and a sister Crystal Dawn Lawrence, all at home. Other survivors include paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. charles Saxon of Bidwell, and Maternal grandmother, Doris Brewer of Vinton.
     Services will be conducted 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton with the Rev. Elmer Geiser officiating. Burial will be in the Brush Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 1992
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                    Top of Page


Brierly, Rosa

     Died, in this city, on the 14th ult, Rosa, infant child of Mrs. M. Brierly; aged three months.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 7, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Briggs, Anna

Mrs. Anna Briggs Passes Saturday,

Last Rites Tuesday

    Mrs. Anna Briggs, mention of whose critical illness had been made in The Tribune, died Saturday evening at her home, 911 Fourth avenue, after a long period of failing health. She had lain in a coma for the past week.
     Mrs. Briggs who was 83 years old, was one of the best known and highly esteemed colored residents of the city. Two sons survive: Leslie of Huntington and Charles of this city. There are also five grandsons, Charles, James, Theodore, George and Paul Briggs.
     The body will be taken tonight to the home of her son, 833 Fourth avenue, there to rest until tomorrow at 2 o'clock when funeral services will be conducted at the Paint Creek Baptist Church.

[Note: from 1930 Gallia County census, Mrs. Briggs was 73 years old and born in 1857, from that we deduce that she died in 1940]

The Gallipolis Tribune
August 29,1940
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                            Top of Page


Briggs, Anna

Cheshire Lady Passes Away
     Mrs. Anna Briggs, wife of George Briggs of Cheshire, passed away about noon Sunday at Holzer Hospital. Death was due to cancer.
     Mrs. Briggs was about 72 years of age. She leaves husband George Briggs and two children Garnet and David and several brothers and sisters to mourn her loss.
     Funeral will be held at the Baptist Church at Cheshire Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, with burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery in charge of Rawlings.

[Note: stone:1856-1928. Death Certificate shows born June 24, 1857; died Nov. 18, 1928, 71 years 4 months and 24 days of age. Parents: David Percy Penour and Rachel McCarty.]

Gallipolis Paper
Nov. 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Briggs, David W.

     GALLIPOLIS - David W. Briggs, 85, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday at his home. He had been in failing health eight months. A retired farmer, Mr. Briggs was born Dec. 17, 1888, in Cheshire Twp., son of the late George H. and Ann Coughhenor Briggs. He married Carrie Mae Rupe on Sept. 4, 1910. She preceded him in death in 1969 as did a daughter.
     Surviving are two children, Merrill and Mrs. Paul (Beatrice) White, both of Cheshire; three grand and two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Garnet Kirby, Cheshire.
     He spent all his life in Gallia County. He was a charter member of the Little Kyger Grange.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. on Monday.

Gallipolis Tribune
February 23, 1974
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                    Top of Page


Briggs, Lucy

Lucy Briggs Dead
     Mrs. Lucy Briggs, wife of William Briggs, died Saturday afternoon about four o'clock after a few weeks illness with pneumonia. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Paint Creek Baptist Church, services by Elder Shadd. Burial was at Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward & Son. Mrs. Briggs was well known around town and was a well liked and highly respected colored lady.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 28, 1912
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Briggs, Merrill D.

     Merrill D. Briggs, 77, of Cheshire, died Friday at his residence. He was a farmer. Born Sept. 22, 1911 in Cheshire, he was a son of the late David W. Briggs and Carrie Mae Rupe Briggs. He married Rhoda McKean on April 24, 1964, and she survives, along with one son, David Briggs of Tucson, Ariz; two granddaughter; one sister, Beatrice White of Cheshire. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter and a sister.
     A member of Cheshire Baptist Church, he spent his entire life in Gallia County. He was scoutmaster for over 20 years and received the Silver Beaver Award. Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Rev. Stewart Jamison officiating. Burial follows in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 13, 1988
Transcribed by J. A. Farley


Briggs, Nellie

     Old Mrs. Nellie Briggs living near the J.C. Vanden property on First avenue died about 8:30 Friday evening after a long illness. She was a fine old colored woman 75 or 80 years old and leaves several adult children. The funeral will be at Paint Creek Baptist Church by Elder Shadd, and the burial at Pine Street by Hayward & Son, just at what time is not known at this writing, but probably Sunday afternoon.

[Note: There is no stone for her and her death certificate states she was born in 1831 and died July 9, 1909. No parents or spouse given on certificate.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 10, 1909
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                              Top of Page


Briggs, Paula Jane

2-½ Month Old Girl Succumbs
     Paula Jane Briggs, 2-½ month old child of Dayton L. and Marion Smith Briggs of Bidwell, died in Holzer hospital at 10:40 p.m. Monday. Her death was due to a heart condition.
     She was born at Holzer hospital on May 23, 1958, and was one of five children in the family. The brothers and sisters who survive and Arlene 5, Gay 4, Leon 2, and Marsha 1. Other survivors are the maternal grandfather, Oscar Smith of Kerr, and the paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Fultz.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Elbert McGhee will officiate and burial will follow in the Buck Ridge Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 5, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Bright, Henry R.

     Henry R. Bright, 83, of 841 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died Monday, Dec. 23, 1991, at his residence. He was born July 23, 1908 in Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., son of the late Matthew M. and Matilda Carpenter Bright. He was a retired employee of Columbus State Hospital.
     Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Waugh Bright of Gallipolis, whom he married Aug. 1, 1942 in Gallipolis; one daughter, Jeannie Cash; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Cash. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
     Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at Willis Funeral Home, with Rev. Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 23, 1991
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Bright, Jerusha

Mrs. Bright Dies, Rites Are Sunday
    
Mrs. Jerusha Bright, 40, Columbus, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday at Grant Hospital, where she had been hospitalized for the last 3½ months.
     Surviving are her son, Worthy, and two grandchildren, Judy and Trudy, Kanauga; her mother, Mrs. Lucy Bright, Rio Grande and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Lillie Wright, Gallipolis; Mrs. James Graham, Columbus; Mrs. Rena Wiggins, Chicago; Isaac and Oliver Bright, Milford Center; James Bright, Marion; Philip and Charlie Bright, Rio Grande.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Rio Grande Calvary Baptist Church. The body was brought from Columbus by George J. Wetherholt and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today; the body will remain at the funeral home until hour of the last rites.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 30, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Bright, Joseph

Soldiers’ Body Home For Burial
     The body of Joseph Bright, who was killed while in action overseas June 7, 1918, arrived Thursday. He was 21 years of age, and the first to fall in Co. H, 9th Infantry. The deceased enlisted in the regular army at Columbus, had served on the Mexican border and crossed over in 1917, having been in service eleven months when he met his death.
     He leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George Bright of Vinton, four sisters, and six brothers, Mrs. Rebecca Watters of Cora, Miss Varina Bright of Columbus, Miss Jerucy Bright, of Vinton, Mrs. Lily Wright of Gallipolis and Isaac, Oliver and Charles of Vinton, Wesley of Henderson, W. Va., James, Arlee and Phil of Clinton.
     Interment at Mt. Carmel Thursday.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, March 9, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                         Top of Page


Bright, Mary E. [Thompson]

Mrs. Bright Dead
Well Known Woman Died Last Sunday, Aged 59 Years
     Mrs. Mary E. Bright of Guyan Township, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 1910, of cancer of the stomach, aged 59 years, 4 months and 17 days of age. She was the daughter of Alexander and Barbara Thompson.
     The funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Victor Baptist Church in the same township, conducted by Rev. Edward Sheets, the burial by Weatherholt, following at the Campbell Cemetery.
     She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Rengie Brumfield and Mrs. Lewis Halley and two brothers Charles and William Thompson, all of this county. She was a member of the Christian Church and was formerly of this county, but went to Newark to live six years ago. Three months ago she came here on a visit and was taken ill and never recovered. Her daughter is Mrs. Lewis Carpenter of Parsons, Kansas and her three sons are J.A. Bright and G.H. Bright of Newark and Grover of Toronto, Ohio. She was a good woman much beloved by all who knew her.

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 19, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Bright, Matthew M.

Matthew Bright, 86, Died Sunday  in Green Tp. Home
Funeral to Be Held at Centenary at 10 A.M. Tuesday
     Matthew M. Bright, aged 86, died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning at his home on the Edgar Henshaw farm in the Alexander neighborhood of Green tp. Though he had been in poor health a while, his condition became alarming only two weeks ago and death resulted from complications and senility. He and his youngest son, Henry, had maintained a home in the house where the wife and mother, Matilda Carpenter Bright, died on Dec. 14, 1929. But during part of that period they lived on German Ridge.
     The Brights were the parents of 15 children. Surviving besides the one named are: Mrs. I.H. Meadows, Winfield, W.Va., Harry Bright, Hogsett; Mrs. Frank Long and James Bright, Delaware, O., Mrs. Howard Compston, Lima; Mrs. Paul Ludwig, Springfield; Worthy Bright, Red House, W.Va. and John Bright, Bolle?, W.Va., and Jesse, Gus, Ernest and Napoleon Melissa Bright of Huntington, preceded their father in death. Also surviving are a brother, Robert Bright of Rodney, and sisters, Mrs. Mary Henry, Mrs. Alice Denney  and Miss Ella Bright, all of West Virginia.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Centenary in charge of the decedent's grandson, Rev. Mr. Henson of Hurricane, W.Va. Burial at same place by O.E. Elliott.

Gallipolis Daily Triubne
May 6, 1940
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Bright, Melissa L [Mauck]

Mrs. Bright Dead
Died Wednesday Night at the Home of Her Son Robert in This City
     Melissa L. (Switzer) Bright died at the home of her son, Robt. M. Switzer, on First avenue Wednesday night, July 20, aged 85 years, 1 month and 22 days. Her death was the result of paralysis from which she suffered several strokes recently.
     She was born in Page county, Virginia, May 29, 1825, coming to Ohio with her parents, Robert and Esther Mauck, four years later, the family settling near the late residence of Daniel Trichler in Addison township. She was next to the youngest of nine chldren: Salina Rodgers, Rebecca Plummer, Naney Guy, Catharine Rothgeb, John A. Newton and William Mauck, all of whom are dead.
     She was married to Valentine Switzer August 21 , 1860 and to this union were born five children: Washington, Robert. M., Benj. M., Catharine and Salina Ivy Switzer. Only two of these, Robt. M., of this city and Benj. M., of Columbus, Ohio, surviving her. She also left a step-son, Charles J. Switzer, of Washington, D.C. Another step-son, Ex-Sheriff Valentine Switzer, died some time ago. Her husband, Valentine Switzer, died in 1876 and in 1881 she married Abram Bright of Lewisburg, W. Va., who died in September, 1893, since which time she has resided with her son Robt. M. Switzer, of this city. In early life she united with the M. E. Church, of which she was a member at the time of her death.
     The funeral services will be held at the residence of Robt. M. Switzer this Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The burial will take place at Bethel church [Addison Twp] by Hayward & Son. Mrs. Bright was a noble woman, universally beloved and her death will be regretted by a large circle of friends.

[Note: Melissa’s maiden name was Mauck while Switzer was the surname of her first husband.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jul 22, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Bright, Robert W.

R.W. Bright Dies at 89
     Robert W. Bright, 89, retired farmer and carpenter, a former resident of Rodney died at 1:30 a.m. today at the home of a daughter on Rt. 1 Langsville. He came to Gallia county in 1927 and had lived in Meigs county for the past six years.
     He was born on July 14, 1870 at Mercers Bottom (Mason county) W.Va. to Andrew Jackson and Melissa Duncan Bright. He was married to the former Rebecca Fowler on Aug. 6, 1893 and she died n 1933.
     Mr. Bright is survived by three daughters and four sons. Mrs. Bertha Hersman of Rt. 1 Langsville, Mmrs. Beulah Hersman of Marion, Mrs. Clara Meadows of Marmet, W.Va., William L. Bright of Cannonsburg, Pa., Everette Bright of Farmdale, C. Worthy Bright of Salem Center and George Bright of Wilmington, Mass.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Morgan Center. Rev. Floyd Wise will officiate and the McCoy Funeral home will have charge of burial in Centenary cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 24, 1959
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Bright, Sadie T. [Shoemaker]

     GALLIPOLIS Sadie T. Bright, Gallipolis, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Arbor’s of Gallipolis. She was born May 22, 1927, in Huntington, W. Va., to the late Ralph and Mary (Bryant) Shoemaker.
     Mrs. Bright worked at the Gallipolis Developmental Center, Sylvania, Capitol Doughnut, and Hills Blueprinting for many years, attended Addison Freewill Baptist Church and Good News Baptist Church.
     She is survived by her children Trudy (Fred) Johnson, Connie (Jim) Tuggle, Carol (Larry) Barnette and Michael Bright; grandchildren Renee Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Tamra Wilson, James Patrick Tuggle, Mark Tuggle and Kevin Barnette; great-grandchildren Travis, Lacie, Owen, Anthony and Kaylee; son-in-law, Tom Taylor, sisters-in-law Viola Shoemaker and Betty Shoemaker; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Worthy Bright; children Judy Taylor, Edna Kerwood and Wayne Bright; grandson David Kerwood; sisters Eva Gardner, Jeweldine Shoemaker and Geraldine Shoemaker; brothers Woodrow, Lester, Frank and George; and sisters-in-law Linda Shoemaker and Barbara Shoemaker.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport, with the Rev. Eric Fannin officiating. Burial will follow in Reynolds Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

[Note: Name is spelled Sady Bright on tombstone.]

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
May 1, 2016
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Bright, Worthy Lawrence

Worthy Bright Is Found Dead
    
Worthy Lawrence Bright, 45, who resided on the Addison-Bulaville Rd., was found dead by fellow workers at the Merry-Go-Round below Cheshire around 6 p.m. Monday. Mr. Bright, a carpenter, was engaged in repair work on that structure at the time of his death.
     He was born in Mason County, W. Va., on April 21, 1924, son of Jerusha Bright. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Bright was raised at Rio Grande, and attended the Raccoon Twp. Schools. He married Sadie Shoemaker, July 25, 1942, in Gallipolis. They lived in Columbus several years before returning to Gallia County in July, 1969.
     Surviving besides his wife are two sons and five daughters: Wayne, Columbus; Mike, at home; Mrs. Johnny (Edna) Kerwood, Miss Trudy Bright, and Mrs. Tom (Judy) Taylor, all of Columbus; Carol and Connie, both at home. Two grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be announced by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 6, 1970

Bright Services Slated Thursday
    
Funeral services for Worthy L. Bright, a World War II veteran, who died Monday evening, will be held 2 p.m., Friday at the Addison Freewill Baptist Church, under the direction of Rev. Alfred Holley. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals Thursday afternoon and evening. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 7, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brink, Elizabeth

DIED
     On the 6th day of May, A.D., 1870 of Consumption, at the residence of L. C. Sherron, of Addison township, Gallia county, Ohio, Elizabeth Brink, of Jackson County, Ohio, in the fourteenth year of her age.
     Elizabeth was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Sherron when small, and shared their kindness from then till her death. In her last sickness, which was but short, a mother could have bestowed no attention that was not cheerfully given by Mrs. Sherron, and also her many kind young friends who frequently visited her. O.W.C.

Gallipolis Journal
May 26, 1870
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Brock, Fannie

Death of Miss Fannie Brock
     Miss Fannie Brock, aged 70 years, a highly respected colored lady, died at her home on Third Avenue Friday morning after an illness of only three days following a stroke of paralysis. She leaves one sister, Mariah Brock; a nephew, Wayman Brock, of Stuebenville, Ohio and a niece, Laura Brock, of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home by Rev. Bridges. Interment at Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born 1846; died Dec. 19, 1924]

Gallia Tribune (weekly)
Dec. 26, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Broiles, Nort

Death of Mr. Broiles
     Mr. Nort Broiles, ill for a long time with dropsy, died at his home on Vine street Saturday morning, leaving a wife and four small children. The remains were buried at Thevenin Sunday afternoon by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 24, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Brooker, Catharine

     Died, in Clay township, on the 23d of November, 1862 of Diptheria, Catharine, daughter of Adam and Barbara Brooker. [Followed by a 3-stanza poem by N.J.I.]

The Gallipolis Journal
December 4, 1862
Transcribed boy Eva Swain Hughes


Brooks, Anna Mrs.

Mrs. Anna Brooks
OBITUARY
     Brooks, Mrs. Anna. 78, Gallipolis; November 21; survived by daughters, Lona, at home, and Mrs. Viola Jenkins, a close neighbor, and two sons, away; funeral and burial November 24 at Souder Baptist Church.

The Gallia Times November 24, 1946
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech

Brooks, Anna [Myers]

Anna Brooks Dies at Home
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral rites for Mrs. Anna Brooks, 78, who died at her home, 159 Third Ave., Thursday afternoon will be held at the Souder Baptist Church, near Gallia, at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Earl Cremeens and the Rev. Vernon Shafer officiating. Burial will be in the church yard there.
     Mrs. Brooks, who was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. Brooks in 1930, was born in Peniel, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Myers. She and her husband spent their married life in Greenfield Township.  She moved to Gallipolis with her daughter, Lona, following Mr. Brooks’ death.
     She is survived by two daughters, Lona, and Mrs. Viola Jenkins, both of Gallipolis; two sons, Oakley, Columbus; and Homer of Bowling Green. A son, Earl, died in France during World War I and a second son, Roy, died 12 years ago.

[Note: 5/24/1868 - 11/21/1946 d/o Louis & Wilhemina Crown Myers per death cert.]

Athens Sunday Messenger
November 24, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brosius, Mary

Remains Of Mrs. Brosius Arrived From Texas
     The remains of Mrs. Will Brosius arrived today noon on the Hocking Valley from Brownsville, Texas and were taken to the home of her brother, Mr. Frank Bell, where a short funeral service was read this afternoon at 3 o'clock by the Rev. Mr. Robinson of the Presbyterian Church.
     Pallbearers were Mr. W.P. Beall, Mr. Gilbert Bush, Mr. E.L. Neal, Dr. J.A. Lupton, Mr F.M. Bovie and Mr. Harry Hanson, a nephew of the deceased. Mr. Brosius was unable to accompany the remains on account of illness.
     Interment at Mound Hill under the direction of W.N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 26, 1921

The Funeral Of The Late Mrs. Will Brosius
     The funeral of the late Mrs. Brosius of Texas at the home here of her brother, Mr. Frank Bell, Thursday afternoon was well attended and the floral tributes were many and beautiful.
The service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Robison of the Presbyterian Church in a most impressive and beautiful manner. The interment was at Mound Hill by funeral director Hayward.

[Note: Mary A. was born Sept. 1851; died 1921. Husband William James Brosius]

Gallipolis Papers
1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                                Top of Page


Brosius, Samuel Hartman

SUICIDE!
Of Samuel H. Brosius At Baltimore, Md.
Found Dead In His Bed, Shot Through The Temple
     Capt. E. S. Aleshire brings the report to Gallipolis that he read in the Baltimore American, of last Wednesday, while traveling, of the suicide of Samuel Hartman Brosius, a retired merchant, aged sixty years, the day before, at Baltimore, being found dead in his bed, shot through the temple. The cause stated is, that he had been engaged in some speculation by which he had lost $6300.
     Though Mr. Brosius of this place has received no word of his uncle’s death, it fits his name, age and circumstances, and it is thought it can be none other than our old merchant of this city who had many friends here and who did much for the prosperity of this city while a citizen here, and whose family and himself enjoyed the highest esteem of all who knew him. His death will be universally regretted by all.

[Note: Buried in old Holcomb Cemetery in Huntington Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
Jan. 8, 1894
Transcribed by Sheri Culler


Brosius, Henry

Henry Brosius, Born, Reared Here, Is Dead
Former Oil Man Operated Appliance Store In Beeville, Tex., For Some Years
     Henry Brosius, of whose illness mention was made the other day, died early yesterday, at Beeville, Texas.  His sister, Mrs. John Franz of Columbus, arrived there the previous night, but not until after he had lapsed into a coma.
     For five years or more Mr. Brosius, a native of Gallipolis, had had an electrical appliance store in the county seat of Bee county, which lies about half way between Galveston and Brownsville but about 50 miles from the Gulf coast. His illness from heart trouble dates back several weeks, but so long as he could be prevented any news of it reaching his sister, thinking he would recover and not wishing to cause her any anxiety.
     Mr. Brosius was nearing his 57th birthday, having been born here Jan. 24, 1882.  He was the only son of William A. and Kate Bell Brosius.  The father was a leading merchant here for many years and was the founder of the Bankrupt Store.
     Henry attended the local schools, including the old Gallia Academy, and also a northern Ohio college and was an active figure in the National Guard company here.  When still quite young he located in Texas and engaged in the oil business and subsequently went to Mexico.  He was located at Tampico for a number of years and then at Vera Cruz.  From the latter place he returned to Gallipolis for an extended visit about six years ago and then went on to Chicago to take a course to fit him for the business in which he later engaged at Beeville.
     He was a hale, genial man, of rugged appearance, and somehow seemed to typify the Lone Star state of his adoption.  As a boy he was a general favorite here and his old associates were shocked and saddened to learn of his passing.  He was the last of the Brosius name.  His mother was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Frank Bell of this city.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday December 17, 1938
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Brosius, J. William

Retired Merchant Died Monday
J. William Brosius Had Been Ill For Some Time With Paralysis
     Mr. Will Brosius, for many years a well known merchant of this city, died here Monday following a second stroke of paralysis. The funeral was held at his home Wednesday morning by Rev. Duff of the Presbyterian church, interment following in Mound Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Brosius was a native of Maryland. He came to Gallipolis as a young man and married Miss Mary A. Bell, and engaged in merchandising. His wife died seven years ago.He leaves a daughter, Mrs. John Franz of this city and a son, Henry Brosius of Puerto, Mexico.

Gallia Times
July 26, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Brothers,

Death of Mrs. H. G. Brothers
     Mrs. J. J. Childers received the sad news of the death of her sister, Mrs. H. G. Brothers, of Elreno, Okla. She was taken ill with typhoid fever and was removed to the Elreno Sanitarium and after a short illness died there. She was in her forty-fourth year of age.
     She is survived by her husband and four children, of a tender age, and two sisters, Mrs. John Swigert, of Huntsville, Arkansas, and Mrs. Childers, of this city.
     They moved West ten years ago, leaving many friends here who will mourn her untimely death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 19, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                         Top of Page


Brothers, George Franklin

G. F. Brothers, Ex-Fire Chief Dies Today
     A long and active career ended in the death of George Franklin (Frank) Brothers, 81, of 602 Fourth Ave., at 1:15 a.m. today in Holzer hospital. He had been a hospital patient for a week but had been in declining health for several months.
     Coming to Gallipolis as a young man, he was engaged in many pursuits and activities. He was a volunteer fireman for 14 years and was chief of the Gallipolis department for 4 years. His first employment was with the old artificial gas works at Second and Vine and later he was with the Enos Hill Machine Works, Miller Produce and the Harmony Creamery (now Spring Hill) and his last employment was with the Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Co., where he retired after 35 years service.
     He was an ardent sportsman and was active in the Gallia County Conservation Ass’n. He was a charter member of the Modern Woodmen and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
     Brothers was born on Oct. 14, 1876 in Clay twp., the son of the late Austin and Melissa Jane Ward Brothers. He was one of four sons and two daughters of whom a brother, Will Brothers of Barboursville and a sister, Mrs. Eva Earls of Huntington, survive. He was married to Christine Miller by Rev. Sam Denney on Aug. 5, 1899, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 1957. Two daughters born to that union survive, Mrs. Iva France of Gallipolis and Mrs. Jennie Morehouse of Bidwell. There are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. L. H. Stebbins will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s on Thursday and until the funeral hour.

[Note: He is buried as Frank Brothers in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 3, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brothers, Infant Daughter

     Mr. and Mrs. William Brothers, living near Mina Chapel, lost their infant daughter by death on last Sunday evening. The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Mina Chapel by Rev. J. H. Perry, burial following at Oak Grove Cemetery by underaker Wise.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Sept 24, 1898
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Brothers, James

Jas. Brothers Dead
Died Suddenly on the Street Sunday Evening
     Quite a bit of excitement was caused about 6:15 Sunday evening in the First Ward when James Brothers, well known musician, was found dying on the river bank opposite the A. P. Kerr residence. He had been out in a launch all evening with Walter Brothers, his nephew, and had returned and as he got to the top of the bank made the remark to Cecil Brown, who had walked up with him, that he was tired and would sit down a minute. He lay down on the grass and Brown walked ahead. In a few minutes Bert Northup came up the hill and heard Brothers making a struggling sound, rushed to his side and found him struck with death.
     Dr. Holzer was upon the scene in a short time but upon his arrival he was dead. All manner of restorations were used but to no avail and the undertaker was called and he was removed to his home, the shock being great to his family as he had been in the best of health and the coroner’s verdict was given as heart failure.
     He was a clever man with a number of friends who will be sorry to learn of his sudden death. He is survived by his wife and two daughters Mildred and Madge and brothers Theodore of this city and Horace in Montana.
     The funeral will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday by Rev. J. O. Newton at the Baptist Church under the auspices of the Woodman with interment at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 11, 1916
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Brothers, Jemima [Elliott]

Death Of Mrs. Geo. Brothers
     Mrs. Jennie Elliott, wife of Geo. W. Brothers, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.K. Merriman, Sunday morning, March 2, 1924, after an illness since October, at the age of 74 years. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. A.K. Merriman, three sons, Fred and Curtis of Baltimore, MD and Charley of near Rio Grande and two step-children, Mr. H.F. Brothers of Columbus and Mrs. John Halley of Thevenir.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Glenn at the home of Mrs. Merriman. Burial in charge of Funeral Director William Hayward at Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Name --Jemima.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March, 1924
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Brothers, Joshua

Death of Joshua Brothers
     Joshua Brothers, a fine old gentleman, past 83 years old, living with his daughter, Mrs. John Houck, of Swan Creek, died June 24, after a residence in this county for 70 years. He was married twice, his last wife having been dead four or five years. He left five children, Mrs. Houck, Geo. W. Brothers, Austin Brothers, Mrs. Frank Donnett and Mrs. Ed. Miller, all well known and highly respected citizens. Mr. Brothers was honest and upright, and had the good will and respect of everyone that knew him.  His funeral services and burial were at Mina Chapel.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 26, 1895
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Brothers, Lucy E.

Lucy E. Brothers, 72, Passes At Mill Cr. Home
Rites To Be Held At Nazarene Church At 2 Sunday
     Lucy E. Brothers, wife of Lew Blaine Brothers, died at 11:05 Friday forenoon at their home on Mill Creek. She had been ill and under the care of a local physician.
     Mrs. Brothers was 72 years and 10 days old, having been born here Oct. 12, 1871, and was a daughter of George and Mary Michael Valentine.
     She was twice married. Her first husband was George Oldaker and they were married 52 years ago. He died in 1911. Two sons of this union survive - Lawrence and Clyde Oldaker, both of this city. Her marriage to Mr. Brothers occurred Aug. 4, 1939, in Pomeroy.
     Surviving besides the husband and two step children, Viola and Woodrow Brothers are two brothers, Alonzo Valentine of Gallipolis and Richard E. Valentine of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Sunday at the Nazarene Church, with burial following in Pine Street Cemetery by Elias Wetherholt. The body will be removed this evening to the home of the son, Clyde Oldaker, 45 Lincoln Street.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, Oct. 23, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brothers, Malissa Jane [Ward]

Death Claimed
Mrs. Austin Brothers, Long-Time Resident of This City, After Month’s Illness
     Following a month’s illness, Mrs. Melissa Jane Brothers, wife of Mr. Austin Brothers, passed away at the family home on Vinton Street July 19, 1922, aged 75 years. The funeral was Friday at her late home by Rev. Pierce of this city and Rev. Cremeens of Mina Chapel. The interment followed in Pine Street cemetery.
     Mr. and Mrs. Brothers were the parents of ten children, six of whom, with the husband and father, survive her. They are William of Barberton, Joshua and Frank of Gallipolis, Lewis of Bellaire, Mrs. Gordon Safford and Mrs. Wm. Earls of Huntington. Sixteen grand children survive their grandmother.
     Mrs. Brothers had been a member of the Baptist Church since the age of twelve, and bore the respect and esteem of all who knew her.

[Note: 11/29/1846 - 7/19/1922 75 yrs. 7 mos. 20 days. d/o Allen & Sarah White Ward]

Gallia Times
July 27, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brothers, Mary Elizabeth

     Died, on the —inst., Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Phebe A. Brothers, aged 1 year, 3 months, and 22 days.
She has gone, says the mother weeping,
As she kneels by the little grave;
She has come, is the angels' greeting,
To the spirit that Jesus gave.

You are now like the robin grieving,
That mourns by its plundered nest—
Softly, sweetly, her voice is breathing,
Ready be, for my heavenly rest.

Ready to meet in the happy land,
Where the young never grow old;
The dear one taken to join that band
Who are touching their harps of gold.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 24, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Brothers, Mary Eva  [Sibley]

Mrs. Joshua Brothers Passes
     Mrs. Joshua Brothers, a highly esteemed lady passed away at 6:45 a.m. Thursday following a severe illness. Death occurred at Holzer Hospital where she had been taken only a short time ago in a very critical condition. Particulars regarding the funeral will be given Friday.
     Mrs. Brothers was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Sibley of Green township.

[Note:1874 – Aug. 28, 1924. Age 50 yrs. 8 mos. 17 das. She was the daughter of Jonas and Christena Smeltzer Sibley. Burial was in Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 28, 1924
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brothers, Mary K. [Pfeiffer]

Death of Mrs. John Brothers
     Mrs. John Brothers died at her home, the old Stone property, opposite the Holcomb homestead, on the Portsmouth Road, last Tuesday afternoon, December 28, 1897, from child-birth, aged 28 years. She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pfeifer, and was united in marriage to Mr. Brothers about two years ago, and but one child blessed the union, which caused her death. The funeral services were held from the family residence, Thursday afternoon, Rev. Tibbles officiating, interment following at Mound Hill Cemetery by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 1, 1898
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Brothers, Phoebe

Died in Oklahoma
     Mrs. Phoebe Brothers, widow of the late Robert Brothers, died at El Reno, Oklahoma, December 8, 1909, aged 72 years. Mrs. Brothers for many years lived on the old homestead on Portsmouth avenue. A short time after the death of her husband she accompanied her son Horace and family to Oklahoma where they have lived for the past five years. She had been blind for the past 20 years and though precious sight was denied her, yet she took a great interest in life.
     She was a good, kind, charitable woman, a faithful wife and a splendid mother and had many friends who will regret to know of her death. She was a member of the Baptist Church and a consistent christian so all is well with her. She is survived by three sons, Theodore and James of this city, and Horace of El Reno, Okla., where she was buried.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 17, 1909
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                             Top of Page


Brothers, Robert

A Good Man Gone
     Mr. Robert Brothers, ill for several months with dropsical trouble, died suddenly at his home on Portsmouth Avenue Wednesday morning, September 2, 1903, about half-past 7 o’clock. He had been feeling some better and his death was a surprise, as he had been going about until the past few days.
     Besides a wife, he leaves sons Theodore, Horace, and James, all home except the latter, who is a musician on French’s show boat down south, and although the telegraph wires were used freely the family was unable to locate him. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Theodore Muenz, in Bowdle, South Dakota, and Mrs. Frank Richards, of this city.
     Mr. Brothers was a pioneer in the cooperage business in this county and during his career manufactured thousands of barrels. For many years he had manufactured all the barrels used by the Anchor Mills, overseeing the work, at the same time he ran a grocery store on Portsmouth Avenue. He was about 60 years of age and was an honest, industrious gentleman, whose word was considered as good as his bond. He was a whole-souled charitable man and no one in need never appealed to him in vain. His death will be mourned by a legion of friends in this city and county, who will join the Bulletin in sympathizing with the bereaved relatives.
     The funeral services will be conducted from the residence on Portsmouth Avenue this Friday afternoon by Rev. Brininstool, interment following at Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward & Son. The pall-bearers will be Messrs. S. F. Neal, James McConnell, P. B. Pritchett, M. Funk, George Anderson and Henry Holcomb.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, September 4, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brothers, Wheeler M.

Prominent Citizen of Clay Township Died Friday
Burial Monday
     Wheeler M. Brothers, a prominent and highly respected citizen of Clay township, near Thievener, died Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock after a ten day illness with pneumonia. His death came as a distinct shock to his many friends. He was 65 years 8 months and 8 days, and was born near Wheeling, W Va. His parents, John and Susanna Groves Brothers, moved to this county when he was a child. He had always been engaged in farming and led a good Christian like.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Markins before her marriage, and by a son, John of Huntington and two daughters, Mrs. Lindsey Cornell of Clay and Mrs. Henry Klicker of Green Tp., also by one brother and one sister.
     The funeral services were held Monday at 11 o’clock at Mina Chapel under the auspices of the Odd Fellows of this city and the Knights of G. E. of Mercerville and were conducted by Rev. J.L. Porter at the cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 5, 1911
Submitted by Mary James


Brothers, Wheeler

Wheeler Brothers Died Last Friday
     Mr. Wheeler Brothers living this side of Thevenin on the Mercerville Road, died Friday, March 31, of pneumonia after a week's illness. He was a good citizen and neighbor and a fine man in every respect.
     Mr. Brothers is about 66 years of age and is survived by a widow, son John of Huntington and daughters, Mrs. Lindsey Cornell of Thevenin and Mrs. H.W. Klicker of Green Township. He also leaves one brother, Edward, of Marion, Ohio and sister, Mrs. Belle B. Potts of Townsend, Montana.
     The funeral services were held Monday at Mina Chapel by Rev. Joh Porter, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows and Golden Eagles of which he was an honored member. Burial by Wetherholt.

[Note: Death Certificate: born July 23, 1845 Wheeling, WV; died March 31, 1911; aged 65 years, 8 months and 8 days. Parents John Brothers and Susanna Grover-both born Brook County, WV.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 9, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Brothers, Wheeler

Funeral Services
     The funeral of Mr. Wheeler Brothers was said to be one of the largest ever attended in Gallia County. The road was lined with vehicles, buggies, expresses and carriages. The Order of the Golden Eagles was represented in full and of the I. O. O. F. there was a goodly attendance. There must have been very nearly 200 people in all. The sermon was by Rev. John Porter and was delivered in a kind and sympathetic manner. He spoke in pleasing terms of the deceased as a brother Odd Fellow, a Knight of the Golden Eagles and neighbor. The sermon in fact was most excellent. Judging from the way Wheeler was honored at his death, it pays to live honestly and uprightly. A good and useful citizen has passed away, but his uprightness of living will never be forgotten.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Township; 1845-1911]

Gallipolis Tribune
April 17, 1911
Vol. XXXXL No. 14 p. 2
Transcribed by Jan Rader                                                                                  Top of Page


Broughman, John

Death of John Broughman
     John Broughman, who recently had his leg amputated, died at Thurman Saturday of complications following the amputation. He was about 40 years of age and is survived by his widow and two young children. He was a nephew of C.F. Varney and a fine man. The funeral will be held at Centerville Tuesday.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born Dec. 6, 1875; died April 19, 1919; aged 44 years, 4 months and 13 days. Parents: Jacob Broughman (born VA) and Sarah Varney (born OH). Burial: Centerville on Hill.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 21, 1919
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Brown, Mrs. M. D.

     Mrs. M. D. Brown, wife of Capt. M. D. Brown, died at her residence at Hartford City, W. Va., last Sunday night, December 4, 1898. She was 60 years of age, and had been ill for some time with consumption. She was a member of the M. E. Church and was a woman highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral services were conducted from her late home on Tuesday afternoon, with burial following in the Brown burial ground at Hartford City.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 10, 1898
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Brown, Addie

Mrs. Addie Johnson Brown Dies In N.Y.
Former Resident Had Two Sisters in Gallipolis
     Mrs. Frank Brown (Addie Johnson), who has many friends here in her former home, passed away Sunday morning at her home in Syracuse, NY. She had been ill for some time and a few weeks ago her sister, Mrs. Jennie V. Lyon went to be at her bedside.
     In addition to her husband and sister, Mrs. Lyon, she is survived by three other sisters, Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mrs. Virgil Beare of Columbus and Mrs. Meredith Donnally of this city.
     Mrs. Lyon will accompany the remains here and they are expected to arrive on the New York Central train at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The body will be taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Donnally, on Third Avenue, from where the funeral will be held. The time to be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 5, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                                Top of Page


Brown, Alma S.

Miss Brown Is Claimed by Death
     Miss Alma Shirley Brown, 61, of 46-½ Mill Creek St., who had been ill since she suffered a stroke last November, died early Wednesday in Holzer Hospital.
     She was a retired employee of the Gallipolis State Institute, where she was first employed as a kitchen worker and her last position was as an attendant.
     Born Sept. 24, 1905, in Addison Twp., she was the daughter of the late Lee and Nancy Jane Rothgeb Brown. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
     Survivors include three sisters and a brother, Mrs. Eva Burnette, Gallipolis; Mrs. Zelva Oldaker, Columbus; and Mrs. Clara Vaughn, Cincinnati; and Levi Rife, Springfield.
     Services will be conducted at 2: p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 29, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron 


Brown, Andrew

     Mr. Andrew Brown, whose serious and finally critical condition has been mentioned in the Tribune so frequently, departed this life at his residence on east Fourth street, at about 4 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, September 8, 1897, in the 79th year of his age.
     The funeral services will be conducted from his late residence by Rev. A.J. Hawk, Friday afternoon at half past one o'clock, the interment following at the Pine Street cemetery, conducted by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     Mr. Brown was born in Genessee county, New York, in 1818, and was united in marriage with Miss Margaret James, daughter of William and Elizabeth James, of Green township, this county, and became the father of six children, two of whom, Misses Mary and Ella, single and at home, being the only surviving ones of his family, beside his loving wife, to whom he was united fifty-two years ago. For over half a century they have been residents of our city and have lived a truly happy married life, honored and respected by all who knew them.
     Mr. Brown was a carpenter and cooper by trade and while living an uneventful life, lived as became the strictly moral citizen that he was in private and public. He was an ardent Republican in politics and was elected constable on that ticket many times, and in the discharge of his duties was fearless and faithful.
For fifteen years he had done no labor, owing to physical infirmities but by good management had secured enough of this world's good to have a beautiful home, and all necessary comforts for his declining years. Since the shadows have been lengthening o'er his life he has been surrounded by an affectionate family, whose chiefest pleasure has been to administer unto him and his setting sun was undimmed save by that sorrow that comes to all in death.
     The pall bearers selected for the funeral services are as follows: Judge J.J. Thomas, Judge S.D. Cowden, Messrs. A.R. Weaver, Enoch Russell, Henry McGath and S.B. Winters.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 9, 1897
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                             Top of Page


Brown, Anna

Died at Athens
     Miss Anna Brown, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of Swan Creek, died at Athens Friday morning where she had been for the past year. She was a sister of Elza Brown of Raccoon Island and had made her home with him since the death of her father and mother until about one year ago.
     Miss Brown was born April 16, 1882, and was a member of the M. E. church at Swan Creek from where the funeral took place at 1:30 P. M. Saturday, the Methodist minister from Glenwood, W. Va., officiating. She leaves three brothers, ELza of Raccoon Island, Dr. H. C. of Columbus, Otis of Irwin, Texas, and one sister Mrs. Maggie C. Ghrist of Coreopolis, Pa.
     The body arrived here Friday afternoon and was taken to the Hayward undertaking establishment where it was kept until Saturday and taken to Swan Creek for burial.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 7, 1920
Transcribed by Harrison Christensen


Brown, Augustus

Death of Capt.Brown
     Capt. Augustus Brown, ill for five weeks, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Davis in this city, this morning at half past 11 o'clock, of kidney trouble. He was 85 years old last Tuesday, and he was a fine old gentleman. Arrangements had not been made for his funeral at this writing but the burial will be at Buffalo. We will have more to say of him Monday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 27, 1905
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Brown, Belva Jane

Long Illness Is Ended For Mrs. Brown, 77
     Mrs. Belva Jane Brown, 77, a resident of 71 Grape St., died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday after an extended illness. She was the wife of Verna Brown. Mrs. Brown was a native of Reedy, W. Va., where she was born on Feb. 12, 1885, the daughter of the late William and Susan Conrad Dalrymple. Most of her life has been spent in Gallipolis.
     In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Wilson Rusk of Gallipolis and Elmer Rusk of Columbus, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary James of Gallipolis. A son and a daughter preceded her in death.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the First Baptist church and Daughters of America Council No. 114.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Rev. Charles Lusher of Chillicothe will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until the hour of service.

[Note: Ohio Deaths/Ancestry date of death May 17, 1962.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 1962
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                          


Brown, Bert

Bert Brown, 93, Claimed Sunday
    
Bert Brown, 93, retired Gallia county farmer, died at 10 p.m., Sunday in Holzer hospital following a long illness. He was born in Green Twp., on Dec. 19, 1871, son of the late Milton and Nancy Sigler Brown.
     Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, the former Bernie Holston, and two sons, Glenn, Vinton and Cecil, Chillicothe. Daughters surviving are Mrs. Cellestine St. Clair (Betty) and Mrs. Gladys Pope, of Columbus. Four grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive. Six brothers preceded Mr. Brown in death.
     Services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Mina Chapel Church, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Wetherholt-Elliott Funeral home after 6 p.m., Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 22, 1964
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brown, Carroll C.

     Carroll C. Brown, Bidwell, left this world for heaven on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 9:55 p.m. after an extended illness. He was born in Gallia County on July 20, 1930 and was a proud member of the Gallia Academy High School Class of 1948.
     He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, the former Eleanor Strong, whom he married on February 3, 1951 at the First Church of Christ in Xenia, Ohio. He also leaves behind four daughter, Diana (Ron) Struve and Denise (Jeff) Chase of West Chester, Ohio; Nancy (Will) Downs of Villa Rica, Georgia and Becky (Billy) Holland of Gallipolis.
     He also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, Brad, Mark (Heather), Jaime, Tim and Todd Struve, Brent, Jeremy and Jennifer Chase; Jaymi, Brandon, Taylor and Hanna Downs, Jason, Tiffany and Kaylee Wells; Michael Holland and Raysean Allen. Two great grandchildren are also left behind, Alex and Hanna Struve. He also leaves behind one brother G. Richard (Ann) Brown of Gallipolis and nieces and nephew, Sandy Bledsoe, Cindy Fellure, Amber and Travis Fellure.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Brown in 1987 and by his mother, Laura Ann Allbright Brown in 1993.
     Carroll spent over 50 years in Gallia County and was retired from Holzer Medical Center since 1992. He was an active member and Sunday school teacher at Gallipolis Christian Church and was an active Republican, serving most recently as a Springfield Township Central Committeeman.
     Friends may call at Cremeens Funeral Chapel on Monday from 6-9 p.m. The funeral will take place at the Gallipolis Christian Church Tuesday, February 24, 2004 with Pastor Mike Lynn officiating. Interment will follow on the family plot in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Carroll’s memory to the Gallipolis Christian Church, Gallipolis, or to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Sunday Times Sentinel 
February 22, 2004 
Transcribed by Sandy Bledsoe                                                                           Top of Page


Brown, Charles

Charles Brown, Retired Teacher, Died on Monday
Funeral Is Set for 2:30 [p.m.] Wednesday At Clay Chapel
     Charles E. Brown, a native and former teacher of this county, died at 7:30 Monday morning at Marietta whither he had been removed from his home on lower Third Ave. about a month ago. Mr. Brown had been hopelessly ill for several years and as a result of a diabetic condition it was necessary for him to submit to an amputation of one of his legs above the knee, here a few years ago.
     Decedent was born at Crown City Feb 22, 1877 and hence was in his 67th year. He was the youngest of three sons of Matthew L and Ruth Canterbury Brown.
     From Crown City the family moved to Eureka and it was there Charles E. spent most of his early and middle years. He taught school for a long time but had lived in Gallipolis the last 15 years or more. His wife died here three or four years ago.
     Surviving are these two brothers: G. A. Brown, retired carpenter of Crown City and Herschel V. Brown,  a building contractor of Marietta. It was the latter who arranged for Mr. Brown's removal to Marietta, where better care might be provided for him. Mr. Brown's closest friend was Earl Shaw and their friendship was indeed close and of long duration and Shaw's companionship and helpfulness did much to brighten the last years of the afflicted man.
     Funeral services will be held at Clay Chapel at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Internment at the same place by Dixon and Schafer, Marietta undertakers.

[Note: stone: died Nov. 29, 1943. Death Certificate: Charles Edward Brown died Nov. 29, 1943 at age 66 years.]

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown  


Brown, Charles

Charles Brown Dead
     Charles Brown, age twenty-one, died Monday evening Nov. 7, 1921. Mr. Brown’s death was caused from a long suffering of tuberculosis. He had many friends about town and in the county having lived on the Mill Creek Road.
     The funeral services will be Thursday at 10: a.m. at the Christian Church at Bulaville and the burial will be by Wetherholt & Entsminger in the Rife Cemetery at Bulaville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 9, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                         Top of Page


Brown, Charles E.

Charles Brown, Retired Teacher, Died On Monday
Funeral Is Set For 2:30 Wednesday At Clay Chapel
     Charles E. Brown, a native and former teacher of this county, died at 7:30 Monday morning at Marietta, whither he had been removed from his home on lower Third Ave. about a month ago.
Mr. Brown had been hopelessly ill for several years; and as a result of a diabetic condition, it was necessary for him to submit to an amputation of one of his legs, above the knee, here a few years ago.
     Decedent was born at Crown City, Feb. 22, 1877, and hence was in his 67th year. He was the youngest of three sons of Matthew L. and Ruth Canterbury Brown. From Crown City, the family moved to Eureka and it was there Charles E. spent most of his early and middle years. He taught school for a long time but had lived in Gallipolis the last 15 years or more. His wife died here three or four years ago.
     Surviving are these two brothers: G. A. Brown, retired carpenter of Crown City, and Herschel V. Brown, a building contractor of Marietta. It was the latter who arranged for Mr. Brown’s removal to Marietta, where better care might be provided for him. Mr. Brown’s closest friend was Earl Shaw and their friendship was indeed close and of long duration - and Shaw’s companionship and helpfulness did much to brighten the last years of the afflicted man.
     Funeral services will be held at Clay Chapel at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Interment at the same place by Dixon & Schafer, Marietta undertakers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 30, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brown, Clarice E. [Baker]

Mrs. M. F. Brown Dead
     Clarice E. Baker was born in Gallia County, Clay Township, on January 20, 1895 and died August 13, 1921, at the age of 26 years, seven months and seven days. She was united in marriage to Maurice F. Brown on June 5, 1920.
     At the age of ten years she became a member of Clay Chapel Methodist Church and has been active in church work ever since. In recent years Clarice took special interest in the young people of the community and was of much help to them in many ways. Thru her interest and efforts the Clay Chapel Epworth League was re-organized more than a year ago. She served faithfully as its President.
     Clarice was a lover of music and became accomplished thru study with Miss Julia Moch of Gallipolis and extra work at Rio Grande. She served many years as organist in the church and later pianst. She was ever ready with willing hands to share burdens of organizations and to carry out what ever duty rested upon her faithfully to the end. As a Granger she was unexcelled in this relation.
     After finishing common school she taught country school and took work at Rio Grande during the summer months. For six terms she taught school. The first three years she taught at Sardis, one year at Rose-Bud, another at Waugh Bottom; and her last year, that she considered her most successful one was taught at Hernietta, Ohio, in Loraine County.
     Clarice and her mother were very closely associated in their home life. They always shared their confidence, their joys and sorrows, and were real chums from childhood on to the last day.
     Outside of a host of friends there are left a father and mother, one sister, five brothers, a husband and two babies, Adda May and Baker Eugene.
     The death of Mrs. Morris Brown came upon us as a community shock, the bereavement was so generally shared. The very large funeral at Clay Chapel was an expression of it more forcible than words. About 400 persons witnessed the last sad rites which we pay to those departed.

RIVER FRUIT FARM
     The news flashed over the wire Sunday morning announcing the death of C. W. Baker's daughter, Mrs. Morris Brown. She gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, and later had convulsions and passed away at 8:30 Saturday evening.

[Note: Buried Clay Chapel Cemtery]

Gallipolis paper
August 13, 1921
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                          Top of Page


Brown, Clarice E.

Mrs. Morris F. Brown Dies at Raccoon Island
     An extremely sad death occurred at Raccoon Island Saturday, evening August 13, 1921, when Mrs. Morris F. Brown died from hemorrhage followed a few hours after giving birth to twins, a boy and girl who are still living and getting along nicely.
     Mr. Brown is a son of Mr. Elza Brown; a well known farmer. Mrs. Morris Brown was 28 years old and before marriage was a Miss Baker. She was a most estimable lady and her sudden death came as a great shock to her many friends and relatives. The family will have the sympathy of the entire community in their great bereavement.
     The funeral was held at Clay Chapel Monday afternoon, the interment being in charge of funeral directors Wetherholt & Entsminger of this city.

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


Brown, Cora

Civil War Veteran and Daughter Pass Away
     Just down the same street (of Rufus Brumfield) only a few yards distant, kind hands were doing all that human hands could do to lengthen out the brittle thread of life in the frail body of Mrs. Cora A. Brown, wife of George A. Brown and the daughter of Mr. Brumfield, but she, too, succumbed to the ravages of asthma five hours later, without knowing that her aged father had preceded her by such a short time.
     Mrs. Cora A. Brown was born May 14th 1880 and has lived in Crown City for over twenty years. She was forty five years old at the time of her death. Besides her husband, she leaves two boys, Harry Lee, and Marlin. Mrs. Brown had a kindly disposition and her death will be (the) source of profound sorrow to her many friends and relatives.
     Funeral services were held at Crown City M.E. church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Hall officiating. She was laid to rest in the Crown City cemetery by Undertaker Stevers assisted by J.P. Lewis.

[Note: [This obituary has the father Rufus Brumfield who is found under Civil War obts and also has an obit for Spence Haner also found in Civil War obits. Rufus' daughter Cora A. Brown died the same day as he.]

Gallia Times
December 31, 1925
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Brown, Denver

     Denver Brown, 85, Rt. 1 Gallipolis died at 1 pm Thursday in Holzer Medical Center. Born April 22, 1898, in Gallia County, son of the late Richard M. and Nancy Ellen DeWitt Brown, he was a farmer and Gallipolis State Institute employee, retiring in 1965. He attended Church of God in Gallipolis.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Green of Bidwell, and Mrs. Clyde (Christine) Bush of Gallipolis; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; three brothers, Herb of Bidwell, and Fred and Harvey Sr., both of Gallipolis; and a sister, Mrs. Murella Gothard of Bidwell. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, four brothers and three great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Miller's Home for Funerals in the former Warehime Funeral Home, with the Rev. Arnold Cromlish officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Pallbearers will be Carroll brown, Richard Brown, Harvey Brown, Jr.,Roger Brown, Michael Bush and Marlow Bush.

Gallipolis Tribune
1983
Transcribed by J. Farley


Brown, Earl

     Earl Brown, 91, a resident of Rt. 2, (Neighborhood Rd.) died around 8:30 a.m. Monday at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Brown was born Feb. 23, 1888, in Gallia County, son of the late Lee and Rosa McConnell Brown.
     He married Edna Louise Baker on Nov. 16, 1912, at Point Pleasant. She preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 1971. Three sons survive: Ernest Brown, Wayne Brown and Merrill Brown, all of Gallipolis; one daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Janet) Wetherholt, Baton Rouge, La. Four grandchildren survive. He was preceded in death by one twin daughter and one brother.
     Mr. Brown was a retired employee of the state highway department, serving as superintendent from 1917 through 1935. He was also employed by the Gallia County Highway Department and also worked at the Navy yards in Pt. Pleasant from 1941 through 1945.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Robert Brown, Richard Bane, Willie Shaw, Janet Craft, Richard Baker and Charles Blazer.

Gallipolis Tribune
September, 1979
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Brown, Ella

Death of Mrs. Frank Brown
     Mrs. Ella Brown, wife of Frank Brown, died Friday evening at 6:40 after a prolonged illness of over two months. Mrs. Brown was 65 years of age and besides her husband and adopted son leaves the following sisters and brothers to mourn her death, Mrs. Sarah Angel, Mrs. Hannah Campbell, Mrs. Phobe Goddard, Mrs. Ada M. Campbell, Mrs. Margaret L. Campbell and Mrs. Susan J. Grover, and Mr. Charles A. Ward and Mr. Hiram L. Ward.
     The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the M. E. Church, Rev. Harry B. Lewis officiating. Burial was by Wetherholt at Pine Street Cemetery.

Note: [5/12/1841-10/5/1906]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 12, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Brown, Ella

Miss Ella Brown, 78, Died This Morning
     Miss Ella Brown passed quietly away Thursday morning about 3:30 at her home after a long period of failing health. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Brown and is the last of her family, an only sister, Mary H. Brown, dying in 1920. She was seventy-eight years old August 2.
     Miss Brown was employed in the sewing room at the O. H. E. for twenty years or more, retiring about eight years ago when her health began to fail. Since that time she had not been in good health, but became seriously ill two weeks ago. She was an active member of the Woman’s Relief Corps and a woman of estimable character. For the past fifteen years, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Boyles have lived in her home and devotedly cared for her.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, promptly at 1 o’clock at her late home, 918 Fourth avenue by Rev. H. H. Wilbur. Burial in Pine Street cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 4, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brown, Elza

Elza Brown is Buried Sunday
Prominent Resident of Raccoon Island Died at Home Thursday of Pneumonia
     Elza Brown, 60, one of the best known resident of the Raccoon Island vacinity, died at his home there Thursday evening, April 9, 1931, after a brief illness from pneumonia. Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at Clay Chapel by Rev. E.L. Miller, interment following in the cemetery there.
     Mr. Brown was born at Swan Creek, a son of the late John and Martha Brown. At the time of his death, he operated one of the best farms in the county at Raccoon Island. He was a charter member of the Jr. O.U.A.M. at Chambersburg and the Methodist Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae Fletcher Brown, two sons, Harold G. Brown, highway superintendent in Athens County and Morris F. Brown of the Blue & Gray Bus Line; a daughter, Miss Mildred Brown at home; two brothers, Dr. Homer C. Brown of Columbus and Otis Brown of Irving, TX and a sister Mrs. Maggie Ghrist of McKeesport, PA.

Gallipolis Paper
April, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            


Brown, Emma

Miss Brown Dead

     Miss Emma Brown died at her home at Swan Creek, Saturday, December 21, 1912, aged 39 years. She had been an invalid for years and her death was caused by a complication of diseases. The funeral was held Monday, interment following by undertaker Hayward. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, two sisters, and two brothers Elza Brown of Swan Creek, and Dr. Homer C. Brown of Swan Creek. She was a good Christian woman who will be sadly missed by a wide circle of friends.

Gallipolis paper
December 21, 1912
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                          Top of Page


Brown, Ethel S.

Mrs. Ethel Brown Dies Thursday
     Mrs. Ethel S. Brown, 75, mother of Dr. W. Lewis Brown, died in Holzer hospital at 10:30 p.m., Thursday. She had been a patient there for two weeks, but had been in declining health for a period of eight months.
     Mrs. Brown was a resident of Athens, a next door neighbor of the late Merrill and Bessie Kerr, former Gallipolis residents. She was a native of Malden, W. Va., and the widow of Hunter S. Brown, who died in Holzer hospital in May, 1945. For many years her late husband was associated with the Stedman Packing Co., at Athens and was later engaged in the coal business at Boomer, W. Va., going from there to St. Clairsville, where he was connected with the Hanna Coal Co.
     In addition to the son here, she is survived by another son, Hunter S., St. Clairsville, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at the Dowler -Ferguson Funeral Home, Athens, at 4 P.M., Sunday, with burial to follow in the Hebbardsville Cemetery, near Albany. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Athens Presbyterian Church and was active in club work in that city.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 1, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brown, Everett E.

Everett Brown
     Everett E. Brown, 85, of 209 Lower River Rd., died at 11:10 p.m. Saturday at HMC. He had been in failing health for several years. He was a retired brick mason and worked for Dave Mehl for 40 years.
     He was born Sept. 6, 1895 in Gallia County to the late Richard M. Brown and Nancy DeWitt. He was married two times- first Coilie Edith Hurshman, who preceded him in death in 1920; he then married Pva [sic] Mehl, who survives, in 1926.[In a correction from the Tribune- also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lenora McGuire of Gallipolis.]
     Four brothers and one sister survive: Denver, Gallipolis; Harvey, Gallipolis; Fred, also of Gallipolis; Herbert, Bidwell and Mrs. Marilla Gothard, also of Bidwell. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one daughter.
     He attended the First Baptist Church and was a member of the Brick Masons Union Local, Pomeroy. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 10, 1980
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                              Top of Page


Brown, Floyd (Robert)

Floyd Brown Dead
     Floyd Brown died last night at Huntington, W. Va., of influenza. Mr. Brown was formerly a resident of this city. Funeral arrangements will be given later. He was a son-in-law of Mr. Dick Burnett, the carpenter.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis, Oh]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 24, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brown, Frances

Mrs. Alvin Brown
     Mrs. Frances Brown, 72, widow of Alvin Brown, died at her home in this city Sunday noon. The funeral was from her late home Wednesday, interment in Pine street cemetery. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Frank Shaw, with whom she made her home, and a son, Dr. Harry Brown. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a good Christian woman.

[Note: Marker has B.11-1-1848 D.2-15-1920]

Gallia Times
Feb 22, 1920
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Brown, Frank

Frank Brown, 76, Claimed
     Frank M. Brown, 76, of 37 Jefferson Ave., Columbus, died at 3:21 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Hospital in Chillicothe. He had been in failing health six years, and in serious condition the past week.
     He was born March 20, 1894, in Bristol, Tenn. He married Ruth Armstead. She survives, along with two step-children, Mrs. Jack Carr, Gallipolis, and Robert McCarroll, Columbus. One sister survives, Mrs. Willa Mae Johnson, Portland, Ore. One brother preceded him in death. He spent most of his life in Columbus. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbus and a World War I veteran.
     Funeral services will be held at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home 10:30 a.m., Tuesday with Rev. Elbert McGhee officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Military rites will e conducted by the VFW at the cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Ronald Carr, K. Harold Mills, Robert McCarroll, Junior Porras and Jack Carr.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 6, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brown, Fred

     Fred Brown, 86, of Portsmouth Rd., died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1991, in University Hospital, Columbus.
He was born Aug. 17, 1904 in Green Township, Gallia County, son of the late Richard M. and Nancy Kay DeWitt Brown.
     He was a retired state employee and attended the Garfield Avenue Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Geneve (Musser) Brown. Also surviving are three daughters, Aretta May Montgomery of Letart Falls, Ohio, Dorothy Ann Haskins of Nelsonville and Virginia Lee Schmeltzer of New Matamoras, Ohio; one sister, Marilla Gothard of Bidwell; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and two sisters.
     Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Voss officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 1991
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                              Top of Page


Brown, Gary Lee

     Gary Lee Brown, 47, 79 Burnett Road, Gallipolis, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 1995 at his residence. Born Nov. 17, 1948 in Gallipolis, son of Harvey E. and Eulah Miller Brown Jr. of Gallipolis, he was a retired rural U.S. mail carrier and a self-employed gunsmith. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea. He was a member of the Gallipolis Christian Church, the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion.
     Surviving in addition to his parents are a son, Toby L. Brown of Gallipolis, a sister, Peggy L. (Charles E.) Huber II of Gallipolis; and two nieces.
     Graveside services will be held at the German Ridge Cemetery, Walnut Township, at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Denny Coburn officiating. Friends may call at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212.

Gallipolis Tribune
Dec. 19, 1995
Transcribed by J. Farley


Brown, George A.

George A. Brown Dies At Age 93
     George A. Brown, 93, died Wednesday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Truesdale, in Crown City, after a short illness. He was born in Gallia County on Sept. 11, 1863, the son of Mathew and Ruth Canteburg Brown. He was twice married, to Dolly Drummond and Cora Brumfield, both of whom preceded him in death as did two sons.
     Surviving are two sons, Harry of Junction City, Ky., and Marlin of Cleveland; the daughter, 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one brother, H. V. Brown of Marietta.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Crown City Methodist Church, with Rev. Oma Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of the C. R. Halley Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 19, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brown, Georgia

Death of Little Girl
     Miss Georgia Brown, twelve year old daughter of Mrs. Nancy Brown died of pneumonia Friday afternoon at two o’clock. The funeral will be Monday from the residence on Mill Creek. Interment by Wetherholt & Entsminger at Pine Street Cemetery.

[Note: There is a marker for her in Rife Cemetery in Addison Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, October 26, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                         Top of Page


Brown, Mrs. Horace J. (Geraldine)

Mrs. H.J. Brown's Ashes Rest Here
     The ashes of Mrs. Horace J. Brown, who died June 12, 1940, at her home in Reno, Nevada, were laid at rest in Mound Hill cemetery with quiet but impressive memorial service Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The bronze urn, which held the remains, was brought east by the bereaved husband, Dr. Brown, who arrived here Sunday. The deposit was delayed until the erection of the handsome granite monument in which the urn will rest. It had been in a crypt at Reno until brought here.
     Rev. W. Scott Westerman conducted the service and present for the occasion were relatives of the deceased: Mrs. E.R. Davisson and son, Frederick, of Salem, W.Va., Mr. and Mrs. Berma Yerkee of Pennsville, W.Va., Mrs. Davisson is a sister and Mr. Yerkee, a brother of the late Mrs. Brown. They were guests of Dr. Brown's brother-in-law and sister, Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Shaw, who also were present at the service.

Source was from an old scrapbook
Transcribed by Nancy MacMillan


Brown, Harvey E.

     Harvey E. Brown, 72, of 201 Fourth Avenue, Gallipolis died Wednesday, January 31, 1996 at the Holzer Medical Center. Born March 15, 1923 in Mason County, W. Va., he was the son of the late Harvey L. and Lillie Cox Brown. He retired after nearly 30 years of service from Columbia Gas of Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was stationed in Italy. He was also an avid fisherman.
     He married Eulah H. Miller on Feb. 17, 1943, in Miami, Fla., and she survives as does one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Charles E. Huber II of Gallipolis; two granddaughters survive: Amy Huber of Kent, Ohio and Abbey Huber of Gallipolis; a grandson also survives, Toby Brown of Gallipolis. He was a member of VFW Post #4464 and the American Legion. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gary Lee Brown, and an infant brother, Charles Edward Brown.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 1966 [sic, 1996], in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis. The Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate. Burial will be in the German Ridge Cemetery in Walnut Township. Friends may call the chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Casketbearers are Roger Brown, Dick Brown, Gene Moore, Luther Moore, John Paul Kearns, and Richard Miller.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 1996
Transcribed by Lynn Anders      


Brown, Harvey L.

     Harvey L. Brown, 85, 38 Garfield Ave., Gallipolis, died Thursday evening at Pine Crest Care Center. He retired from the city fire department, born May 9, 1902, in Gallia County, to the late Richard and Nancy Dewitt Brown.
     Survived by one son, Harvey E. Brown, Jr. of Gallipolis; one sister, Marilla Gothard of Bidwell; two grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae (Cox) Brown May 29th 1983, son Charles Edward Brown, six brothers and two sisters.
     Graveside services will be on Sunday, at 1 p.m. at Mound Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Alfred Holley, officiating. Friends may call Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Freddie Cox, Roger Brown, Luther Moore, Gene Moore, Vern Brown, Arthur W. Brown. Honoraries are G. Richard Brown, Carroll Brown, Francis Johnson, Donald Cox and Larry Cox.

[Note: Ohio Deaths/Ancestry date of death July 23, 1987.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 1987
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                              Top of Page


Brown, Hearl

Hearl Brown

     GALLIPOLIS - Hearl Brown, 73, Gallipolis Route 2, died Friday at his home on Neighborhood Road. Born in Gallia County, the son of the late Richard and Nancy DeWitt Brown, he was a former employe of the state and Gallia County Highway Departments and the city of Gallipolis.
     Survivors include his wife, Ora M. McIntyre Brown; a son, Verne I. of Thurman; a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Mae) Baker, Columbianna; a sister, Mrs. Carl (Mervilla) Gothard, Bidwell; seven brothers, Everett, of Gallipolis; Denver and Fred, both of Gallipolis Route 2; Verne, of Patriot; Harvey, of Eureka; Herbert, of Bidwell; and Luther, of Chesapeake; and two grand-children.
     Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with evangelist Lewis Mikell officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by McCoy-Weatherholt Funeral Home.

Athens Messenger
June 7, 1970
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker                                                      


Brown, Herbert

     Herbert Brown, 80, of Route 1 Bidwell, died Saturday at Holzer Medical Center, following an extended illness. He retired as a carpenter from Columbus State Hospital in 1968 after 14 years service. Prior to that, he was employed by Hoy Furniture Company and Mason Furniture Company.
     Born October 17, 1906 in Green Township to the late Richard M. Brown and Nancy Dewitt Brown.
He married Laura Allbright on September 14, 1929, and she survives, along with two sons, G. Richard Brown of Gallipolis, and Carroll C. Brown of Bidwell; six grand daughters, 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Fred Brown of Gallipolis and a sister, Marilla Gothard of Bidwell. Seven brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
     He was a member of Mina Chapel Church.
     Services will be conducted Tuesday, 1 p.m., from Waugh-Halley -Wood Funeral Home, Denny Coburn officiating. Burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 27, 1987
Transcribed by Sandy Bledsoe                                                                           Top of Page


Brown, James

DIED
     BROWN - In this city, on Saturday, Nov. 30th, 1875, Mr. James Brown. Mr. B. was born in Athens county, September 23d, 1820. He removed to this city in 1833, and learned his trade with the late Thomas Halliday. He leaves a widow and four children. Funeral at the family residence to-day (Thursday), at 10 o’clock. The Masonic Lodge, which is to conduct, the funeral, will meet at their Hall at 9 A. M.

[NOTE: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery; November 30, 1875 is a Tuesday not a Saturday]

Unknown Newspaper
About Thursday, December 2, 1875
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Brown, Janis

Little Brown Twin Dies Monday Night
     Death came to little Janis Brown, twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brown, 1072 Second Avenue, Monday evening about 7:30 p.m. at Holzer Hospital where she had been treated for a week. The little one's illness which covered a period of eighteen days, had been watched with much concern by the many friends of the parents.      In addition to the father and mother, the twin sister, Janet and three brothers survive.
     The funeral services at which Rev. J. V. Stone will officiate, will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, A.E. Tope will be in charge of the burial.

[Note: Death Certificate--Janice Brown born Sept 7, 1928; died Oct. 13, 1931, 3 years, 1 month and 5 days of age. Parents: Earl Brown and Louise Baker. Burial Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 13, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Brown, Jerry A.

Jerry A. Brown
     Gallia county mourned the passing of one of its best beloved citizens this week with the sudden death of Capt. Jerry A. Brown, who succumbed last Sunday evening at Brownsdale, Pa. Mr. Brown was 79 years old. He was born July 29, 1860. He was the youngest son of Gideon Brown, who lived at Mercers Bottom, W. Va., a farmer who owned property near Kanawa, reaching way back from the Ohio River.
     Decedent ran a wharf boat at Rochester, Pa., some years ago and attained the respect and the friendship of every river man who met him. For about 15 years he and his wife, Anna Thorniley, daughter of Walter Thorniley lived at the home of Walter Thorniley at Raccoon Island.
Details of Capt. Brown's passing, as well as of his life, are lacking at this writing. The news of his death reached here Sunday night.
     Funeral services were held at the George J. Wetherholt & Sons Funeral Home at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial was at Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: From tombstone died 1939]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                          Top of Page                                                                      


Brown, John

John Brown Dead
     John Brown, retired, well-to-do farmer and well-known in Gallia, Meigs, Jackson and Cabell counties, died last Thursday afternoon at the home of his son, Elza Brown, at Raccoon Island. Death was caused by pneumonia, whch he contracted less than two weeks before. He was nearly 77 years old.
     Mr. Brown recently sold his big Swan Creek farm to Perry Gatewood for $30,000 and after that traveled quite a good deal and visited his children and other relatives. Shortly before he was taken ill he rented apartments in Huntington and had expected to reside there.
     Mrs. Brown died last summer. Mr. Brown is survived by three sons and two daughters - Dr. Homer of Columbus; Elza and Miss Annette, Raccoon Island; Otis, Irving, Texas; and Mrs. Maggie C. Ghrist, Corapoppis, PA. To them has come the loss of an indulgent and devoted parent; one to whom they were tenderly devoted.
     The decedent was born and reared near Racine, Ohio, and was a son of Gideon Brown. For nearly half a centurey, however, he resided at Swan Creek and made a notable success as a farmer. He had nine brothers and four sisters, a half-brother and a half-sister. The men were large, powerful, industrious; honorable and useful citizens, who achieved success and deserved it. Of the large family of Gideon Brown there are now but four survivors - Jerry, Rochester, Pa; Mrs. ? E. Gwinn, Columbus; Hiram and William Brown and Mrs. Geo Moore, Mercer's Bottom.
     The funeral services were held at Swan Creek M. E. Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. D. Finley Wood officiating. Burial by Hayward.

[Tombstone dates are 1842-1919]

Gallipolis paper
1919
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall 

Brown, John

John Brown Dead
Prominent Swan Creek Farmer Passes Out at Seventy-Seven
     John Brown, well known resident of the county, aged 77 years, died Thursday afternoon at the home of his son Mr. Elza Brown at Raccoon Island from pneumonia.
     The funeral will be at the Swan Creek Methodist Church, of which he was a member, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Three sons and two daughters survive him--Dr. H.C. of Columbus; Ezra at Raccoon Island; Otis at Irving, Tex.; Mrs. Maggie C. Ghrist of Corapolis, Pa., and Miss Annette at Raccoon Island.
Mr. Brown was a brother of Capt. Jerry Brown of Rochester, Pa. He was born and raised in Meigs county near Racine, O. Mr. Brown's wife preceded him but a few months ago.
     He was a very successful farmer at Swan Creek for 48 years and many friends will regret to hear of his death. A long, industrious, useful and honorable life is closed by Mr. Brown's death.
Undertaker Hayward has charge of the remains.

[Note: He is buried in Swan Creek Cemetery in Ohio Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 25, 1919
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                             Top of Page


Brown, John E.

     Died, in this city, on Saturday last, Mr. John E. Brown, aged 23 years, son of Mr. Thomas Brown.

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


Brown, John R.

     GALLIPOLIS- John Rutherford Brown, 86, Rt. 1, Patriot, died Saturday in Holzer Medical Center.
Born June 13, 1904, in Gallia County, son of the late Celia Jane Allbright Fulton, he was a graduate of Waterloo High School and attended Rio Grande College. A lifelong farmer, he retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation after 27 years service. He was a member of the Mount Zion Methodist Church near Mudsoc, where he served as Sunday school superintendent for many years. He recently attended Walnut Ridge Church.
     Surviving are four sons, Wayne Dennis Brown of Springboro, James Daniel Brown of Lexington, S. C., John Marshall Brown of San Diego, Calif., and Donald Ray Brown of Laguna Nigel, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Bonnie) Tabor of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Donna Niday of Gallipolis; and 15 grandchildren.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Joe Hefner officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Mudsoc. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, Sunday from 5-8 p.m.

[Note: Ohio Deaths/Ancestry gives death date of March 16, 1991.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 17, 1991
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                          


Brown, Joseph

Wealthy Farmer Commits Suicide
Joseph Brown Cuts Throat At Brother’s Home at Mercer’s Bottom
     Joseph Brown committed suicide at the home of his brother, Robert Brown, at Mercer’s Bottom, Monday evening by cutting his throat with his pocket knife. He sold his farm to S. P. Black a few years ago and moved down below Huntington where he bought another place. Since then he has been dissatisfied and melancholy. He came up on the Greenwood Sunday and spent the night at a hotel here but could not sleep. He got up early and must have walked down to Plymale’s for he boarded the Carrie Brown there on her down trip, accompanied by his son.
     He acted strangely on the boat. Arriving at his brother’s home at Mercer’s Bottom, he was very melancholy and the family endeavored to cheer him up. About 4 o’clock, Robert Brown went out of the house and had not proceeded far when he heard the sound as of a heavy body falling in the house. He returned and saw his brother on the floor, with blood spurting from a deep gash in his throat. The jugular vein had been severed and he died almost instantly.
     Mr. Brown was about 60 years of age and well and favorably known in this city. He was a son of the late Gideon Brown and leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters, who will have the sympathy of everyone.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 12, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Brown, Katherine Flesher

Mrs. Brown Dies in Hospital Here Last Night
Had Long Been Patient
Rites Wednesday For Prominent Middleport Woman

     Mrs. Katherine Flesher Brown, prominent Middleport woman, died at 7:55 last night at the Holzer Hospital, where she had been a medical patient for a month. Death was caused by nephritis and her condition was pronounced hopeless by Dr. Leo Dean and member of the hospital staff soon after she was brought to the hospital.
     At intervals almost daily her passing had seemed imminent since a week ago last Saturday and those attending her marvelled at the brief but frequent rallies. Occasionally she would appraise her loved ones that "I am not going today". And sometimes her casual remarks indicated she had glimpses of scenes of the Great Beyond.
     Mrs. Brown was born 61 years ago at Antiquity, a daughter of Captain B.T. and Mary Addie Francis Flesher. Captain Flesher located at Antiquity because of the boatyards there and he became a widely known riverman in the closing years of his career he operated the ferryboat, which bore his name between Huntington and Chesapeake.
     Katherine Flesher was graduated from the Middleport High School. The family had moved there when she was a child and five-sixths of her years were spent there. In 1935, she and Charles F. Rathburn, an outstanding merchant of the community, were united in marriage. Their beautiful and commodious home was a center of gayety and hospitality till his death about 15 years ago. Six years ago Mrs. Rathburn married Milton George Brown, a Michigan native, who had come to Middleport from Seattle. He died May 3, 1945.
     Mrs. Brown is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Austin (Vashti) Wood, Wheeling; Mrs. W. T. (Frances) Moore and Mrs. R.I. (Bertha) Hamilton, Chesapeake; a nephew, Robert Flesher of Providence RI; who was reared by Mrs. Brown; a niece, Mrs. Francis Kline, well-known Middleport newswriter and other nieces ad nephews. Mrs. Kline spent part of each day with Mrs. Brown during the period of her hospitalization and they had been tenderly devoted to each other down through the years. The three sisters also have been here much of the time.
     Mrs. Brown (then Mrs. Charles F. Rathburn) was active in politics back in the 20s but never sought office She was very close to the ex-Governor and Mrs. Myers Cooper. She was S.E. District Director of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs and past President of the Middleport Garden Club; District director of the DAR and Post Regent of the Return Jonathan Meigs Chapter; active in the Daughters of American Colonials; was a member of the Methodist Church and the WSCS.
     Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown home on Rutland St in Middleport, with Rev. W. B. Moore in charge. Burial will be in the Middleport Cemetery by Rawlings-Coates.

[Note: born Jan. 20, 1889; died May 31, 1948. Parents: Benjamin T. Flesher and Mary A. Francis]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 1, 1948
Submitted by F.K. Brown                                                                                  Top of Page


Brown, Laura A. [Allbright]

     Laura A. Brown, 83, Bidwell, died Sunday, April 25, 1993 at Holzer Medical Center. She was born November 30, 1909 in Walnut Township, Gallia County, to the late Joseph and Harriet Brown Allbright. She was a retired employee of Columbus State Hospital and a member of the Gallipolis Christian Church.
     Survivors include two sons, G. Richard Brown of Gallipolis and Carroll C. Brown of Bidwell; six granddaughters and nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian Monroe of Cadmus and Clarabelle Drummond Brown of Gallipolis; and one brother, Dallas Allbright of Gallipolis. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Herbert Brown.
     Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Denny Coburn officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 26, 1993
Transcribed by Sandy Bledsoe                                                                       


Brown, Lula Ella

Mrs. Lula Brown Dies In Columbus
Rites 2 Wednesday At Paint Creek Baptist Church
     Mrs. Lula Ella Brown Lewis, wife of the late Samuel Brown, died at 4 o’clock Saturday morning at White Cross Hospital, Columbus, where she had gone about two weeks ago for treatment. Her death was entirely unexpected as she seemed to be improving so nicely that she was scheduled to have been released from the hospital that afternoon. She lapsed into a coma and never regained consciousness.
     She is survived by three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Katherine Reeves, Mrs. Lula Stevens and Joseph Brown of Columbus; Seaman 2/C James Franklin Brown, who is stationed at a New York naval base, and Mrs. Ella Craddolph of this city. She also leaves twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Seaman Brown, who was expected to leave shortly on active sea duty, has been contacted and will be home for the last rites.
Mrs. Brown-Lewis was 56 years old and had lived in Gallipolis around forty years. She was born in Greenbrier County, W. Va. and was a devoted wife and mother.
     The body was returned here by Fred J. Entsminger and funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Paint Creek Baptist Church. Rev. B. R. Smith of Bidwell will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

[Note: 1/6/1889 - 3/31/1945 56 yrs. 2 mos. 25 das. d/o William Jones, Listed as Lula Ella
Brown, widow per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 2, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brown, Marlin E.

Capt. Marlin E. Brown
Pioneer Steamboatman Succumbs to the Inevitable and Joins the Silent Majority
     Capt. Marlin E. Brown whose condition has been the object of much solicitude in this city, for the past two weeks, succumbed to a stroke of apoplexy, at 1:30 o’clock Sunday morning, July 19, 1908, while in a paroxysm of coughing. He would have been 66 years old, the 26th day of next December. The funeral services will be at the River-View his late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Thomas Maguire, of the First Presbyterian church, the interment following at Mound Hill cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     Capt. Brown is survived by one son, Capt. Dick Brown as he is familiarly known, and one daughter, Mrs. Gelvin, wife of Rev. E. H. Gelvin of Lancaster. He was the son of Major and [sic] Brown of Hartford City, and Mrs. [sic] three sisters, only one, Mrs. C. W. Bird of this city, surviving. He was one of six brothers, Manley, Mell, Matthew of Harford, and Capt. Miles H. Brown of this city.
     He was united in marriage 40 years ago with Miss Mary Elizabeth Harper of Hartford, an amiable handsome lady who died twelve years ago. He located in this city about 33 years ago and owned a nice residence here.
He followed steamboating all of his life, and before coming here ran on the Mattie Roberts, Emma Graham, Mary B, and Humming Bird. Of later years he owned and commanded the Luelia, the Luelia Brown, the Dick Brown, B.T. Enos, Enos Taylor, Chevalier, C. A. Hill, Big Kanawha and maybe others.

Gallipolis Daily Chronicle
July 20, 1908
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Brown, Martin L., Capt.

Capt. Brown Dead
Well Known River Man Passes Away at Hartford
     Capt. Martin L. Brown, of Hartford, W. Va., long ill, and mentioned several times in this paper, died at his home Thursday evening, July 16, 1903. He was never married and was 52 years old. He was the youngest of the family, and the first one to die out of a family of ten. He left brothers, Matt, Melvin, Miles, Marlin and Manley, and sisters, Mrs. C. W. Bird, Mrs. W. B. Guthrie and Miss Martha Brown. Miles and the sisters all reside here.
     Capt. Martin Brown was a first class steamboat pilot and master, his last boating being as pilot of the Gallipolis and Huntington packet, Chevalier owned by his brother, Capt. Marlin Brown. He was a man well liked by all who knew him, was gentlemanly in his manners and had many friends all along the river who will be pained to hear of his death. The funeral services of Martin L. Brown will be at Hartford at one o'clock, Sunday afternoon.

[Note: Only 8 brothers & sisters are named]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 17, 1905
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Brown, Mary

Miss Mary Brown Dead
     Miss Mary Brown passed away at her home on Fourth Avenue (this) Wednesday morning, Jan. 28, 1920.
She has resided here all her life and was a lovable lady with a wide circle of friends. The funeral will be Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house conducted by Rev. Mr. Wood. Burial will be at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: Death Certificate..born May 25, 1852; died Jan. 20, 1920. Parents: Andrew Brown and Margaret James]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 28, 1920
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                                Top of Page


Brown, Merrill E.

     Merrill E. Brown, 62, Rt. 2, Gallipolis (Neighborhood Road), died Thursday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Dec. 12, 1923, in Gallia County, son of the late Earl M. and Louise Baker Brown, he was a member of VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Lafayette Post 27. He was a member of Sand Hill Church of Christ, Point Pleasant.
     He married Olive Saunders, who survives, on Oct. 28, 1945, in Gallipolis. Also surviving are two brothers, Ernest E. Brown and Wayne B. Brown both of Gallipolis; and a sister, Mrs. Douglas (Janet) Wetherholt of Land of the Ozarks, Mo. He was preceded in death by a sister.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Willis Funeral Home, with Evangelist Lewis Mikell officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Apr. 18, 1982
Transcribed by J. Farley


Brown, Miles H.

Capt. Miles H. Brown Dead
     Word was received here this morning of the death of Capt. Miles H. Brown at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jesse Fee, in New Orleans. The body will arrive here Tuesday noon, and burial will take place at Mound Hill under direction of George Wetherholt & Sons.
     Capt. Brown suffered a fall a few weeks ago which caused him a great deal of suffering and it is believed that his death was the result of complications in connection with the accident.  He was 84 years of age. The body is accompanied from New Orleans by his grandson, Mr. Dart Fee. His son, Major Brown, of Columbus, is to meet the body at Cincinnati and will arrive here Tuesday noon.
     Capt. Brown was a resident of Gallipolis for many years and was prominently identified with the steamboat business here. There remain in this many of his friends who will be grieved to learn of his death.
     Capt. Brown owned and operated the packets Carrie Brown, Vesper and Wild Gazelle in the Huntington and Gallipolis trade. He and his brothers the late Capt. Marlin Brown and Capt. Mell Brown built the steamer Big Kanawha and also the B.T. Enos. Capt. Miles Brown at one time owned and operated the Gallipolis ferry boat Francis.
     The remains will be taken to Wetherholt & Sons on Court Street. Funeral arrangements will not be known until this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribunue
May 26, 1924
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                             Top of Page

Brown, Miles Harold

M. Harold Brown
     GALLIPOLIS– Miles Harold Brown, 72, formerly of Gallipolis, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Fort Myers (Fla.) Community Hospital. Born July 16, 1911, in Mason, son of the late Miles and Willie Ruttencutter Brown, he came to Gallipolis in 1933 after graduating from Ohio University. He became varsity basketball coach and a commercial department teacher at Gallia Academy High School.
     He became GAHS principal in 1942 and worked in 1955-56 in the Miamisburg, Ohio school system. He returned to Gallipolis in 1956 to become business manager of Gallipolis Clinic and went back to Miamisburg six years later to become school superintendent.
     He went to South Vietnam in 1967 on behalf of Ohio University to develop demonstration high schools in connection with teacher education programs. In 1970, he returned to the U.S. and worked for the Ohio Department of Education, retiring in 1973. He was interim Gallipolis city manager on two occasions, April-July 1973 and May-December 1977. He had resided in Fort Myers since 1977. He was inducted into OU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1966.
     Surviving are his wife, Eloise Niday Brown; a daughter, Martha Shepherd of Adelaide, S.C.; and two grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Max, in 1975.
     A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in Grace United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Grace United Building Fund or to the Dr. Samuel L. Bossard District Library.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About November 11, 1983
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Brown, Milton

Death of Milton Brown
     Milton Brown, long a resident of Gallia county, and well known among the citizens of Green township, died at the home of his son in Green township, Oct. 27, 1896, after a short illness of lung trouble and old age. He was born in the State of Pennsylvania, Feb. 1, 1819. He emigrated to this State in 1852. Mr. Brown leaves a host of friends to mourn his departure. The remains were interred at Mina church by Undertaker Wise. Funeral was preached by Rev. E.L.Sheets. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved friends.

Gallipolis Journal
Nov. 3, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Brown, Nancy

Death of Mrs. Brown
     Mrs. Nancy Brown died at her home on the Portsmouth Pike Friday evening after several weeks illness. She was 84 years of age and is survived by five children, all grown. Funeral will be Sunday morning at 10 o’clock and burial will be at Mina Chapel in charge of Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 28, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brown, Nancy [Dewitt]

Mrs. R.M. Brown, 60, Passes
Funeral In Baptist Church
     Mrs. Richard M. Brown, who had been critically ill for the past two weeks, died Sunday morning about 5:30 in the Holzer Hospital. Mrs. Brown had been in poor health for a long time, but her condition became serious about two weeks ago when she was removed to the hospital where an operation for a kidney ailment with the aid of three blood transfusions failed to relieve her.
     As Nancy Dewitt she was born in Gallia county sixty years ago next month and spent her entire life here. In addition to the husband, nine sons and one daughter survive. They are Hearl, Everett, Harvey, Denver, Verne, Fred, Herbert, Bert and Luther Brown and Marilla, the wife of Oyer Moore, all of whom live at or near the family home on Portsmouth road. Four brothers also survive, Wesley, Bert, Isaac and Lester Dewitt, and eleven grandchildren. She was a devoted mother; a good wife and highly esteemed by those who knew her.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. George Sagen at the First Baptist church. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel church since early girlhood. Burial will be in the Mound Hill cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth April 30, 1875; date of death March 10, 1935; father John M. Dewitt; mother Elizabeth Unrae.]

Gallipolis newspaper
March, 1935
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                             Top of Page


Brown, Nancy

Nancy Brown Dead
     Mrs. Nancy Brown, an aged colored woman, died from heart disease early Friday morning. The funeral services were held Sunday, interment following at the Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, December 28, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brown, Nancy J. [Rothgeb]

Mrs. Nancy Brown, 69, Dies
Funeral Here 2 [p.m.] Saturday
     Mrs. Nancy J. Brown, aged 69, died at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at her home at 52 Mill Creek after a long illness. She was the widow of Lee Brown, who died about three years ago. She made her home with her daughter, Alma, who is employed at the O.H.E.
     Mrs. Brown was a daughter of Jacob and Susan Shaver Rothgeb. She was married twice. Of the first marriage, there is a surviving son, Levi Rife, of Springfield. Of the second marriage, there are two daughters, besides the one mentioned, Mrs. Eva Burnette and Mrs. Zelva Oldacre, both of Gallipolis. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Florilla Rife of Bulaville.
     Funeral services will be held at the Church of the Nazarene near the head of Second Avenue at 2: o’clock Saturday, in charge of Rev. George Sagan. Burial in Rife cemetery in Addison twp. By Albert E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 16, 1939
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   


Brown, Nelle Virginia

Death Learned Here Of Former City Resident
     Mrs. Fred Wood Brown, 77, who was reared and educated in Gallipolis, died Aug. 1 in Greenville, S.C., where she is buried with her husband and 17 year-old son, Wells Gatewood Brown. She was the former Nelle Virginia Gatewood, a first cousin of Mrs. O. O. McIntyre. Mrs. Brown had lived in Asheville, N.C., and in Greenville until her husband’s retirement to Pass-A-Grille Beach, Fla. After her husband’s death in 1960, she returned to Greenville.
     She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lowry Gatewood of Gallipolis and the sister of Mrs. Ira W. Booton of Port Washington, Long Island. Another sister is Mrs. William G. Drummond, Burbank, Calif. The late Mrs. Edward Jenkinson and Harry Gatewood were her sister and brother.
     Other survivors include her son, Fred Wood Brown, Jr., and grandson, Fred Wood Brown, III, both of Greenville, S.C. After her marriage, Mrs. Brown resided in Marceline, Mo., until she and her husband went south. Mrs. Marion Lowks whose home is on Rt. 141, is a niece.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 8, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Brown, [Oliver P. Brown family]

     A terrible visitation has befallen the family of a man named Oliver P. Brown, who is at present supposed to be a teamster in the Union army somewhere in the West. He is a Canadian, and lately moved with his family to this place, from the neighborhood of Thirteen on Kanawha. Before leaving he provided well and comfortably for his family, doubtless expecting to be gone some time. Within a week the mother and three of the children have died; the children of diptheria, the mother of heart disease. The three remaining children have the disease, but are not dangerously ill. They contracted the disease by exposure during the recent high waters on Kanawha.

[Note: Names of the family members unknown]

The Gallipolis Journal
March 17, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Brown, Ora A

Death of Mrs. Brown
     Mrs. Ora A. Brown, wife of Mr. H.V. Brown, living on the corner of Third and Spruce Streets, passed away this Friday morning at 6:30 after an illness of seven months. The funeral services will be held at Mina Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday by Rev. H.E. Brill of the M.E. Church, of which Mrs. Brown had been a life long member. The interment will be at the same place, conducted by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     Mr. and Mrs. Brown moved here from Clipper Mill six months ago. Mrs. Brown was a daughter of Mathew R. and Nancy M. Dickey and was married to Mr. Brown only last January. She was a highly esteemed young lady, being under 22 years of age, and her death is a sad one to her parents, two brothers and two sisters and a large circle of friends. Mr. Brown will have the sympathy of all in his great bereavement.

[Note: Death Certificate-Ora Anna Brown born 1878; died Dec. 10, 1897 Gallipolis, age 19. ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 12, 1897
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Brown, Robert F

Death of Robert Brown
     Mr. Robert Brown died at his home in Huntington Thursday at 9 a.m., Nov. 12, 1925, after several days illness at the age of 76 years. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Trobridge, Mrs. Ulah Window and Miss Wealthy Brown. Two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Null of Gallipolis , Mrs. Martha Walters and one brother, Mr. Sam Brown, of Walnut Township. His body will be brought to Walnut Ridge Saturday where the funeral services will be held.

[Note: Death Certificate..born Aug. 22, 1849; died Nov. 12, 1925; age 76 years, 2 months and 20 days of age. Parents: first names not listed...Father/Brown; Mother/Clark. Burial: Electa, Ohio]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 13, 1925
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Brown, Ruth

     Mrs. Ruth Brown died Sunday, aged 75 years.  She was the widow of the late James Brown and has been a resident of this city for half a century.  She was a kind mother and a good neighbor.  She leaves two sons well known here, Sylvester and Zach, and Robert and Lillie, adopted children.  She was laid to rest Monday, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Chas. Davis.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis Township]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 3, 1886
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Brown, Stephen A.

     Stephen Anthony Brown, 83, Middleton Estates, Gallipois, died at 11 p.m. Friday. Born June 6, 1902, in Austria-Hungary, son of the late Sylvester and Rosetta Brown, he was a 52-year resident of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Louis Catholic Church, with the Rev. Anthony Giannamore officiating. Burial will be in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are by Miller's Home for Funerals in the former Warehime Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Tribune
1985
Transcribed by J. Farley


Brown, Thomas

     Mr. Thomas Brown, one of our best known citizens, ill for many months from a stroke of paralysis, which was repeated at intervals, received a fourth stroke last Sunday while attired and with grip packed ready to start on a visit to friends to his old home at Parkersburg. We regret that it proved fatal, Mr. Brown never recovering consciousness after the attack and passing away Monday at about 2 p. m. His funeral services will be at the M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. Baker, at 2 o’clock this afternoon. His burial will be by Wetherholt, at the old cemetery.
     Mr. Brown came here in 1837. He was married to Miss Emily Minier, daughter of Sheriff James Minier, of this county. By this marriage he became the father of 13 children, eight of whom, with Mrs. Brown, survive him, and of whom Mrs. W. P. Small, Mrs. James Gilmore, Mrs. Thomas Shank, and Mrs. Williams, of Jackson, are four. The sons are G. W. Brown, of Cincinnati, James, of Illinois, Frank, of this city, and Charles, ill in the hospital at Cincinnati.
     Mr. Brown was one of the oldest members of the M. E. Church here, and lived a quiet, unassuming and respected life, and has passed to his heavenly home with the good will and esteem of all his fellow-citizens, having passed over 78 years of this world’s joys and sorrows as an affectionate father and husband and an exemplary citizen.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis]

Gallipolis Journal
Sunday, November 9, 1890
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                        Top of Page


Brown, Verne M.

     Verne M. Brown, 75, a resident of Lower River Rd., Gallipolis, died around noon Thursday. Mr. Brown had been in failing health the past two years. He was an employee of the Gallia County Highway Department, having retired in 1963.He was also a meat cutter several years at the Gallipolis Ice Co.
     Mr. Brown was twice married first to Belva Dyripple. She preceded him in death in 1962. On Nov. 28, 1962, he married Virgie Johnson. She survives along with the following step children; Wilson Rusk, Gallipolis; Elmer Rusk, Columbus, and Mrs. Mary James, Gallipolis. Eight step-grandchildren survive. The following brothers survive; Everett, Denver, Harvey, Fred and Herbert Brown, all of Gallipolis, and Luther Brown, Chesapeake; one sister survives, Mrs. Marilla Gothard, Bidwell. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
     Mr. Brown was a member of the First Baptist Church and Modern Woodman Lodge. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 9, 1975
Transcribed by J. Farley


Brown, Waldo

Waldo Brown, 72, succumbs
     Waldo Franklin Brown, 72, semi-retired insurance agent and an active member of the Gallia County Junior Fairboard for 18 years, died at 1:30 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center. Mr. Brown had been in failing health the past six months.
     Mr. Brown was born Jan 9, 1902, in Decatur, Ohio, son of the late Walter Richard and Adeline Cluxton Brown. He is survived by his wife, Eva Simbro Brown, whom he married on June 3, 1938, in Xenia, Ohio. Two sons survive: Paul W. Brown, Cortexz, Colo., and W. R. (Dick) Brown, Gallipolis. Four grandchildren survive. One brother and one sister survive: Clarence Brown Decatur and Mrs. Nellie West, Winchester, Ohio.
     Mr. Brown moved to Gallia County in 1949. He came here as manager of the Gallia County Farm Bureau Coop Store. Prior to coming to Gallipolis, Mr. Brown was manager of the Farm Bureau bulk plant in Xenia. In 1951, Mr. Brown started an insurance agency here with Anderson and Robinson. He continued in that capacity until his semi-retirement in 1967.
In 1964, his son, W. R. (Dick) Brown, became a partner in the insurance agency and now is manager of that agency.
     A current member of the Gallia County Junior Fairboard, Mr. Brown was Fairboard president in 1966. He was a charter member and past president (1964-1965) of the Gallipolis Lions Club; a member of the K of P Lodge, Gallipolis and the Dokies; a member of the Farm Bureau, and French City Camping Club.      He was also a member, treasurer and trustee of the Gallipolis Christian Church.
Since the Gallipolis Christian Church has a new church under construction, funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Denny Coburn and Rev. wilson Wahl officiating.
     Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Pallbearers will be B. B. Matthews, Frank Mills, Jr., William Russell, Jim Saunders, Paul Butler and Ray Davis. Honorary pallbears will be Milton Houdashelt, William Schonover, Jerry McManniss, George Nash, William Marra and and James Williams.

[Note: Died Jan 5, 1975]

Gallipolis Paper
Jan 5, 1975
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Brown, William

Brown, William H.
     The funeral services over the remains of Mr. William H. Brown Friday of last week were largely attended. Messrs. E. Lincoln Neal, Chas. Alexander, Henry Davis, Wm. Gatewood, R. M. Switzer and D.T. Davis conveyed the remains to their last resting place.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, November 14, 1896
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Brown, William H.

Found Dead
     Mr. William Brown, living with his brother, A. T. Brown and family, on Locust Street, was found rigid in death about 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. He had retired as usual Tuesday night after taking a walk down the street to hear the "South Before The War" band discourse some music and seemed in the best of spirits upon his return about 9 o'clock and sat down and talked with his brother's child for awhile before going to his bedroom. Wednesday morning he was called at the regular hour for breakfast but did not respond. Later, however, members of the household were in his room and he responded to an inquiry. At noon he was again called but did not respond. Thinking perhaps he was asleep he was not aroused. In the evening Harry Brown was sent to awaken his uncle and as the room was dark and he only took a casual glance he failed to see his pallid face and returning to the dining room said he was positive his uncle had gone out, as was his custom sometimes after sleeping until afternoon.
     About 8 o'clock Miss Mame Brown, after returning from church, went into her uncle's room to make his bed and there she found him seemingly asleep. She tried to arouse him by calling and this being futile she went to shake him. His arm was cold and she at once realized he was dead and summoned her parents. Coroner Parker was dispatched for and gave as his verdict that death was due to rheumatism of the heart.
     Deceased was born in this city June 15, 1852 and was the second son of James and Emeretta Brown, who precede him, his father in '95 and his mother in '92. He was raised here and received his education in the Academy and public schools. He was a musician of rare attainments and a violinist of some repute hereabout. He received his musical training under Miss Eliza Sanns and during his entire life followed this as his profession.
     At the time of his death, he was in his forty-fifth year. Deceased was the brother of A. T. Brown, James Brown and Mrs. John Hampton, the latter two deceased.
     The funeral was from the family residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Hawk officiating at the services and Wetherholt at the interment, which occurs at the Pine Street Cemetery. He will be laid to rest beside his father, mother and brother.

Gallipolis Journal
Dec. 10, 1896
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Brown, William Lewis

Dr. W. Lewis Brown
     Doctor W. Lewis Brown, 80, retired Gallipolis physician, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday (today) at Beverly Manor Convalescent Hospital, Laguna Hills, Calif. Dr. Brown, who was in general practice here from 1933 until November 1969, resided and practiced medicine at the corner of Third Avenue and State Street for 36 years. He was a community leader four [sic] more than four decades before he and his wife Dorothy purchased a home in Laguna Hills 17 years ago. She survives, along with one daughter, Lynn White, Glendale, Calif; two sons, Jack, Chicago and Bill, Glendale. Nine grandchildren and one great grandchild survive.
     In the late 1940s, Dr. Brown, along with the late James F. Halderman, helped organize Gallipolis’ first summer recreation program. He was a trustee on the Gallia County District Library Board for several years and was a director of the Ohio Valley Bank for 23 years. In 1969, Dr. Brown was honored by being elected director emeritus at Ohio Valley Bank. Dr. Brown was active in area school and church affairs.
Cremation will be at Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach, Calif.

[Note: Lewis Brown was born Sept. 17, 1905, in West Virginia and died July 24, 1986, according to California Death Index records. His mother’s maiden name was Stanley.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 25, 1986
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Brownell, Audrey T.

     Audrey T. Brownell, 94, 221 Omar Ave., Gallipolis, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998. Born Aug. 7, 1904 in Letart Falls, daughter of the late Alta B. and Lena O. Riggs Wood, she was a former employee of the Kanauga Elementary School and was a member of the Fair Haven United Methodist Church in Kanauga.
     Surviving are three daughters, Doris Pickens of Rossville, Ga., Wanda (James) Crosby of Picayune, Miss., and Dian (Bill) Brown of Gallipolis; a son, Dean (Karen) Brownell of Gallipolis; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy (Fern) Norris of Racine.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Brownell; a daughter, Joyce Jenkins; and three brothers, Jess Wood, Robert Wood and Ralph Wood.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fair Haven United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Raymond Jenkins officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in the Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, W. Va. Arrangements are by the Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Nov. 6, 1998
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Brownell, Harry C.

H. C. Brownell, 63, Kanauga, Is Claimed Sunday
     Harry C. Brownell, 63, a resident of 441 Burnette Rd., Kanauga, died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday in Holzer Hospital where he had been a patient for three and a half hours. Mr. Brownell, a retired riverman, had been in failing health for four years and had suffered a stroke last fall.
     Mr. Brownell in his early years served as a railroad conductor and later as a yard brakeman. His last employment was on various river boats. He was born Jan. 8, 1900, in Jackson County, W. Va., son of the late Lewis and Dora Barnett Brownell. His marriage was to the former Audrey Wood of Apple Grove, O., who survives along with five children. The children are Mrs. James (Wanda) Crosby of Picayune, Miss., Mrs. Thomas J. (Doris) Pickens of Warner-Robbins, Ga., Miss Joyce Brownell of Falls Church, Va., and twins, Mrs. Dian Stalnaker of Columbus and Dean Brownell of Kanauga. There are six grandchildren. A surviving sister is Mrs. Hazel Carrier of Hendersonville, N. C., and a half-sister, Mrs. Perry Miller of Conway, Pa. His only brother, Walton Brownell, died in Xenia in March of this year.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Wesley Bennett will officiate and burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery at Pt. Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday, and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 8, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron