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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

Cardwell, Dorsa [McGhee]

Death Claims Mrs. Cardwell, 85, In Vinton
     Dorsa McGhee Cardwell, 85, widow of Frank Cardwell, was found dead at the home of her sisters in Vinton early this morning. Mrs. Cardwell had made her home with Cora and Lulu McGhee during the past four months.
     Surviving besides the two sisters are two other sisters, Mrs. Maggie Vance, Marion, O., and Mrs. Lillie Swick, Rt. 1, Vinton. One stepson, Everett E. Cardwell, Vinton, survives. One stepson, Herb Cardwell, preceded her in death.
     She was born June 22, 1882, in Morgan Twp., daughter of the late James and Mary Lowe McGhee. She married Frank Cardwell in 1914. He preceded her in death in 1954.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced Wednesday by the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 23, 1968

Rites Thursday
     Funeral services for Dorsa McGhee Cardwell, will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton, under the direction of Rev. Sam Boyd. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Friends may call this afternoon and evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 24, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Cardwell, George W.

G. W. Cardwell, 73, Dies Near Vinton
     George W. Cardwell, 73, died at 3 a.m. today at his home west of Vinton, after an illness of almost six months. He was born August 29, 1873 in Huntington Twp., the son of Rev. William and Mary Ann Huntley Cardwell, and spent most of his life as a farmer, in and around Vinton.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Tillie Miller, with whom he had planned to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Oct. 28; and the following children: Everett Cardwell, Rt. 1, Thurman; Mrs. Garnet Acton, California; Jerry Cardwell, at home; Mrs. Gladys Chapin, Columbus; Mrs. Verna Gleason, Vinton; Emmet Cardwell, Marion; Mrs. Ethel Hartsook, Zanesville, and Mrs. Burdell Lackey, Oak Hill. Brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Mary Love and Clarence Cardwell, both of Columbus; Mrs. Effie Farago, Pittsburgh; Elmer and Feth Cardwell, Fostoria.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Ray Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Vinton Memorial Park, friends may call at the McCoy Funeral Home after 7 this evening.

Gallia Times
Saturday, October 11, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Cardwell, James P.

Death Claims J. P. Cardwell
     James P. Cardwell, 82, died at his home on Rt. 1, Ewington, Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. following an illness of the past two years. The decedent was the son of the late John W. and Rhetta Morris Cardwell. In 1888 he was married to Miss Anna Oiler, who preceded him in death in 1932. Mr. Cardwell had been employed as a coal miner for most of his lifetime.
     He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Alice Sprouse, Evergreen; Leonard, Fostoria; Wilbern and Mrs. Elsie Sorrell, Ewington; Francis of Rt. 2, Vinton; Perry of Rt. 2, Wellston and Elbert, at home. One sister, Mrs. Decca Dyer of Bidwell, also survives.
     Funeral services will be held at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be made in Franklin Cemetery by Vernon McCoy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 1, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Cardwell, Mary [Wood]

OBITUARY
     CARDWELL - Mary (Wood) Cardwell, widow of James D. Cardwell, was born in Campbell Co., Va., July 26th, A. D., 1811, and departed this life in Gallia Co., Ohio, March 18th, 1892, aged 80 years, 7 months and 20 days.
     She united in marriage with James D. Cardwell, Dec. 23, 1830, living together in a peaceful relation as husband and wife for 45 years, sharing together all the trials and joys incident to this life until death called her faithful husband from her side, March 1st, 1885, from his home on earth to his home in Heaven. This union was blessed with 13 children, 5 sons and 8 daughters. Eight of these children are living, 5 having preceded mother to the world above.
     Mother Cardwell, very early in her life, sought and found peace with God, and united with the church and lived a very devoted Christian life until God called her from labor to an eternal reward in Heaven. She was a faithful member of the Morgan Christian Church 20 years prior to her death, and was always ready with willing heart and hands to do all she could to support and build up the church she so much loved.
     She was very much afflicted in the latter part of her life, being confined to her room and bed most of the time for 7 years prior to her death, but she bore her afflictions with as much patience as any one could expect, and died in the full triumphs of faith in Christ. She leaves 8 children and a very large circle of friends and relatives to mourn.
     Goodbye, dear Mother and friend, but not forever. We will meet again

[Note: Virginia Marriage Records states they were married Dec. 13, 1830. Buried in Clark Chapel Cemetery in Morgan Township.]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, July 9, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Cardwell, Mary S. [Huntley]

     Mrs. Mary S. Cardwell, wife of William W. Cardwell, died March 25 at her residence near Chestnut Grove. She was a daughter of Adriel and Anna Huntley, and was born in Huntington township, Oct. 28, 1844. She gave herself to God sixteen years ago and awaited her call with Christian resignation. She was married to Rev. Cardwell Jan. 26, ’65, and to them were born nine children. Rev. L. E. Simons conducted the funeral and Undertaker Glassburn the interment at Franklin Cemetery.

[Note: Tombstone inscription reads Mary Ann Cardwell.]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, April 5, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Cardwell, Reva M. [Coy]

     Reva Murrell Cardwell, 55, of The Plains, died at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born on July 9, 1933 in Gallia County, daughter of the late Clyde and Levina Coy. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Athens.
     She was preceded in death by one sister. Survivors include her husband Ivan J. Cardwell, whom she married on May 4, 1953 in Vinton; one son, David Cardwell of Honolulu Hawaii; two brothers, William Coy of the Plains and Carroll Coy of Marion'; one half-sister, Lucille Foy of Pomona, Calif., and two nieces that cared for her, Carol Coy of Marion and Cheryl Coy of Gallion; and other nieces and nephews.
     Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton. The Rev. Robert Colvin will officiate Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan 3, 1989
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page


Carel, Franklin

     Died at his residence in this city Friday, April 13th, 1883, Franklin Carel, in his 88th year. The deceased, son of Rene Carel, was born in Paris, France, December 16th, 1795, and arrived with his father’s family in 1803, at Gallipolis. At an early age he engaged in mercantile pursuits, and afterwards in manufacturing. He was engaged for a time with his father in the manufacture of salt, which gained a wide reputation for its excellent quality, and with others erected and put in operation the first steam saw-mill in Gallia County and the first foundry. He was successful in business and retired from active pursuits many years ago.
     Mr. Carel during his life held many important public positions. He was Justice of the Peace for twenty-one years; a long time City Recorder, Township Clerk, etc., and also Associate Judge for Gallia County, being upon the bench when the new constitution took effect abolishing the office. He was a Trustee of the Gallia Academy for nearly fifty years past, and was Treasurer of the Board over thirty years. He was a member of the Masonic Order, being one of the oldest if not the oldest member in the Lodge.
      Mr. Carel saw the first steamboat descend the Ohio river, and was somewhat alarmed at the sight. He was proverbial for his honesty, was widely and prominently known, and was universally loved and respected by ever[y] one. His funeral services took place last Sunday afternoon, at his late residence on the Public Square, and were conducted by Rev. C. F. Creighton, after which his remains were followed to the grave in the Carel lot, at the old Cemetery, by a large concourse of friends.

[Note: Buried in Pine St. Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, April 19, 1883
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Carel, Franklin Jr.

     Died, at his residence in Gallipolis, on Wednesday evening last, December 17, 1862, Mr. Franklin Carel, Jr., Daguerrotypist, in the 35th year of his age. At a special meeting of Morning Dawn Lodge, No. 7 F. A. M., at Masonic Hall, Friday morning, 10 o'clock, December 19th A.D. 1862, A.L. 5862, the following Preamble and resolutions were reported and unanimously adopted:

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove amongst us by death, our worthy brother and worshipful Master, FRANKLIN CAREL, Jr;
Therefore, humbly bowing to the will of our supreme grand Master,
Resolved, That in the death of our Brother, this Lodge has lost one of its most zealous and active members, the community a valuable and useful citizen, and his family a kind husband and affectionate parent,
Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with the widow and friends of the deceased in their loss, and without intruding upon a grief so sacred, we ask to mingle our tears with theirs, praying that, "He who binds up the broken heart," will sustain and comfort them,
Resolved, That as a testimony of respect for the memory of our departed Brother, this Lodge room, furniture, and jewels, be dressed in mourning, and that we will attend his funeral this day, and deposit his remains in their resting place, with the solemn ceremonies of the order.
Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the records of the Lodge, and that a copy be presented to the family of the deceased, and also that a copy be furnished to each of our town papers for publication.
     (Signed) C. A. Clendinin, S. C. Bailey, C. Creuzet
     Morning Dawn Lodge, Gallipolis, Dec. 19, 1862

The Gallipolis Journal
December 25, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Carel, Fred

Fred Carel Passed
     Mr. Fred Carel, well known to many of the more elderly citizens of this county, died in Charleston last week and was buried at St. Albans Saturday. He had been blind for several years.

Gallia Times
Wednesday, June 3, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Carel, Sarah

     Died, in this town, on Sunday evening last, after a short but painful illness, Mrs. Sarah Carel, wife of Franklin Carel, Esq., in the 56th year of her age. The loss of this estimable lady will be keenly felt , not only by the relatives, but by many surrounding friends.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 13, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Carel, Susan

     Died, on the Sunday morning, Nov. 29, 1863, Mrs. Susan Carel, wife of Franklin Carel, aged 56 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 10, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Carel, Virgil

     Died on Wednesday, March 18, 1863, at the family residence on Third street, Gallipolis, Ohio, Mr. Virgil Carel, in the 65th year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 26, 1863

Carel, Virgil

OBITUARY
     Virgil Carel. The family of Virgil Carel has lost their best friend, his neighbors a kind and obliging man, and the public a faithful citizen. Indeed, in all the relations of life, no one was heard to find fault with Virgil Carel. He was born in France, in July, 1799, came with his father's family to Gallipolis in the year 1803, where he resided up to his death. His mind was of no ordinary caste; he was enabled to comprehend and work out the most difficult problems in mechanical science; he was the first inventor of the stern-wheel boats. In 1828 he constructed two miniature engines, showing by the application of the power of the same, the momentum of the wheel would be carried over the dead points without requiring a fly wheel; his plans and suggestions were reported to an engineer of some celebrity, who decided that no great advantage would be gained by the use of two engines instead of one. Virgil Carel not possessing the means required to turn the invention to a profitable account, rather abandoned the project, and in less than two years some two or three stern-wheel steamboats came out, and since then, ten of that construction have been built to one of the side-wheel. His next great invention was the revised condition of the flues in the boilers of engines, by which the flues pass through steam instead of water, thus converting steam by heat into gas, the most powerful agent in nature, by which less fuel and less weight of water would be used, and producing double the power now employed in the ordinary mode. His thoughts and suggestions became ridiculed by many who had not mind to comprehend the magnitude and importance of the views and suggestions advanced by him. Among other improvements suggested, was a plow of less weight, and so admirably adapted to turning over any description of land, that less horse power was required than of any other then in use. He applied for a patent, the result was that it was not granted, as the Commissioner of patents decided that it conflicted with one already patented, which, on a critical examination by skillful mechanics, was pronounced unlike the one that his plow would be in conflict with, by which the agricultural community has lost the advantage of one of the best inventions of the age.
     His mind was never at rest; he was continually engaged in generalizing, and drawing valuable deductions from every day's observation. His views were often so far above the comprehension of ordinary minds, that he was ridiculed; but it was those only possessing a knowledge in mechanical science that were benefitted by his suggestions, and could properly appreciate the force of his thoughts.—The world has lost a most valuable citizen.—He breathed his last on the 19th day of March, 1863, having been the subject of disease the last year of his life. So great were his domestic virtues, and appreciated, that his remains were followed to the tomb by an immense concourse of his friends and neighbors. L. N.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 2, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Cargo, Charles H.

Final Cargo Rites Today
     Last rites were held at 2 p.m. today for Charles H. Cargo 93, who died at his Rt. 2 Crown City (Teens Run community) home Saturday afternoon. Mr. Cargo was a farmer and in his early days before coming to this county served several West Virginia newspapers as a printer. He was a frequent contributor to this newspaper in past years on many interesting theories which he had on government and agricultural sciences. He was a member of Gallia Lodge of Masons for 58 years, and that order held rites at the grave.
     Mr. Cargo is survived by his wife Josephine (Cash) Cargo, and three children William at home, Edward of Batavia and Mrs. Rhonda Hixon of Chillicothe. There are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Services were at Providence church with burial in church cemetery under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral home.

[Note: 1867-March 25, 1961]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 17, 1961
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Cargo, Josephine

Mrs. Cargo, 96, Dies On Friday
     Mrs. Josephine Cargo, 96, formerly of Mercerville, died early Friday morning in a Chillicothe hospital. She had been in failing health some time. Preceded in death by her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rhoda Hixon of Chillicothe; two sons, Edward, of Chillicothe, and William, of Crown City; two brothers, Clarence and Everette Cash of Winfield, W. Va., and five grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Providence Church, near Mercerville with the Rev. Wade Bradford in charge. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call at the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home in Mercerville after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 14, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carl, Albert Ferdinand

A. F. Carl Dead
End Comes to Former Gallipolis Coal Merchant at Marion
     Albert F. Carl, brother of A.W.Carl of this city, died at Marion Monday morning after a five weeks illness with typhoid. He was unmarried, 58 years old, and was with the Susquehanna Silk Mills Co. at Marion.
His funeral will be at the residence of H.V. Carl at Pomeroy Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock with interment following at Gravel Hill, Cheshire. The deceased man was a Knight of Pythias, formerly in the coal business in this city, and his death will be regretted by all who knew him.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 22, 1916
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Carl, Alexander

     Mr. Alexander Carl, a son of Mr. C. A. Carl, living a little more than one mile above Cheshire, left home on April 12th to visit relatives in Louisville, and while there was taken sick very suddenly and died in a few days. Alex was a good, kind hearted young man, and highly respected by everyone; he was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery of that place; his age was 19 years and one month.

For the Journal. Cheshire Items
The Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, May 11, 1882
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Carl, Arthur W.

Arthur W. Carl, 71, City Auditor, Died Friday P. M.
Gallipolis Resident 38 Years -Funeral Here 2 Sunday
     City Auditor Arthur W. Carl, who had suffered a long time from a serious heart condition, died at 4:40 Friday afternoon at the Holzer Hospital. Even before he went to the hospital two weeks ago his illness was so grave that his death was believed imminent day after day. More than half of his 71 years -he and family came here in 1906 -had been spent in Gallipolis and his genial nature and courteous demeanor had won a host of friends.

Last of Generation

     Arthur William was youngest and the last survivor of the six sons born to Charles A. and Caroline Carl of Carlton. The father was the leading coal producer of the county over a long period before the turn of the century. Arthur, born April 2, 1873, in the village named for the family, assisted his father in the mining and mercantile business and probably directed the business for some time after his father's death. Here he was for years a salesman and general assistant for E. J. Resener then the owner and operator of what is now the Laufer mill. As city auditor his tenure was uninterrupted by the more recent changes of administrations and he gave the office close attention until failing health made that impossible.
     Back in September, 1898, Mr. Carl and Lora Bing of Cheshire were united in marriage and their union lasted until March 6, last year, when she died suddenly while attending a chore which she thought he was physically unable to perform. Some months after that he gave up what had been their home opposite the Holzer Hospital and rented a rome [sic] at the Libby Hotel. He was cared for there at the beginning of his last illness.
     Mr. Carl is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Helena Milair of Cortland, New York, who had been at his side daily the last three weeks and by a grandson, Alan Milair. The son-in-law, Cleveland Milair is an officer in the Navy and was unable to come. Mr. Carl was a Mason, Elk, Knight of Pythias and had served as secretary of the United Commercial Travelers here until he resigned a few weeks ago.
     The body was removed to the Entsminger mortuary and the funeral services will be conducted there by Rev. Charles G. Baird, Episcopal rector, at 2 o'clock Sunday. Interment will be made in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
Pall bearers have been selected as follows Clyde McCormick, Earl McCormick, W. M. Scott, Robert Henke, M. M. Drummond and Chester Leaper. Friends may call at the Entsminger parlors after 7 o'clock this evening to view the features of the decedent.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 4, 1944
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Carl, Caroline [Wildermuth]

Mrs. Caroline Carl
     Mrs. Caroline Carl, 82, a long-time resident of Carlton in Cheshire township, passed away last Wednesday morning at the home of her son, H. V. Carl, in Pomeroy of pneumonia. About three weeks ago Mrs. Carl fell and fractured her hip and this injury is believed to have induced the condition which caused her death.
Mrs. Carl was born in Wittenburg, Germany 82 years ago. She is survived by one brother, Ferdinand Wildermuth of Pomeroy, and four sons, G. T. Carl of Larson, Washington, Arthur W. Carl, of Gallipolis, C. A. Carl of Carlton, and H. V. Carl of Pomeroy.
     The funeral services was conducted at the Presbyterian church in Middleport Friday morning and she was laid to rest in Gravel Hill cemetery near Cheshire. Mrs. Carl was a kindly good woman with hosts of friends made during her long residence in this county.

Unknown publication
February 1918
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Carl, Charles

Death of Chas. Carl
     Mr. Charles Carl of Carlton died Friday night Jan. 16, after a few hours illness at his home. He leaves his widow and one daughter, Miss Freda and three brothers, Fred of Bellingham, Wash., Herman of Pomeroy and Art of this city. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. Mr. Carl was a coal merchant in this city for several years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 19, 1925
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carman, Amos

Died at Akron
     Amos Carman a former well known resident of Addison and Morgan Tp.'s, died at Akron last Saturday and his body was brought to Bidwell on the noon H. V. Train where it was met by Undertaker Glassburn. The funeral services and burial were held at the Poplar Church Monday afternoon. Mr. Carman was about 67 years of age and is survived by his wife and one daughter. He has been a resident of Akron for over two years and leaves a large circle of relatives and friends in this county.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, June 3, 1912
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                          Top of Page


Carman, Infant Son

Carman
     Little son of David and Hettie Carman, aged 4 months and 22 days. After 11 hours of intense suffering his little spirit passed away, June 24th, 1890, to that bright world that God has prepared for him. He leaves father, mother, three brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss. May God grant we may all meet this little darling on the other shore.

A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled The boon his love had given,
And though the body moulders here, The soul is safe in heaven.
Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding O'er the spoils that Death has won,
We would at this solemn meeting Calmly say Thy will be done.
Though cast down, we're not forsaken; Though afflicted, not alone.
Thou didst give and Thou hast taken - Blessed Lord, Thy will by done.
Call not back the dear departed, Anchored safe where storms are o'er;
On the border land we left him, Soon to meet and part no more.
When we leave this world of changes, When we leave this world of care,
We shall find our missing baby In our Father's mansions fair.
                                                                                                     Aunt Electa

[Note: Buried in Poplar Ridge Cemetery in Cheshire Township]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 8, 1890
Transcribed by Jan Rader


Carman, Paul Wilson

     Paul Wilson Carman, 73, Route 1, Gallipolis, died at Holzer Medical Center at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
He was born Aug. 28,1909, to the late David Alfred and Gertrude Rule Stone Carman. He married Grace Nibert in 1932 in Gallipolis.
     Surviving are two sons, Earl Carman, Porter and Donald Carman, Rodney; two daughters, Mrs. Joel (Pauline) Moran, Centerburg and Mrs. Ruby Wilt, Rodney; two sisters, Mrs. John (Mary) Ropeter, Charlotte, NC and Edna Carman, Gallipolis; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home in Gallipolis with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will take place in Addison-Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. Visitation at the funeral home will be held Saturday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.

[Note: Died Feb. 25, 1983]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 25, 1983 Page B6
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Carmen, Mary

     Mrs. Mary Carmen died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S.F. Coughenour, Monday, May 16, 1904, aged 92 years and 1 month. She had been gradually declining for the past three years, but about two weeks ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis, which was the immediate cause of her death.
     Besides a daughter, Mrs. Coughenour, she leaves three granddaughters, Mrs. Bert Boice, Mrs. A.E. Boatman of Kyger and Mrs. J.M Robinson of Bidwell. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for more than 50 years and was a fine old lady, respected and loved by all who knew her.

[Note: Buried Poplar Ridge Cemetery, Cheshire Township. Surname spelled Carman on the tombstone.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 20, 1904
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Carmichael, Alexander L.

E. L. Carmichael Died Last Night
Funeral Is Set For 1:30 Thursday At Liverpool, W. Va.
    
Alexander L. Carmichael died at 7:25 last evening at the Carmichael home on Route 35 about half-way between Chickamauga Park and Rodney, long known as the E. E. Waddell place. He was in his 85th year.
     Last winter Mr. Carmichael contracted the flu and had recovered to a considerable extent. Tuesday afternoon he accompanied a grandson to Gallipolis so that he might consult a physician. So his death, after all, came rather suddenly and unexpectedly.
     Mr. Carmichael was born Sept. 12, 1858, and he and family had lived for about two decades in the property where he died. He is survived by his wife, one son, Earl, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They all lived together.
     Interment will be made at Liverpool, Jackson County, W. Va. At 1 o’clock Thursday, with C. R. Halley in charge.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 2, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carmichael, Alfred

A. Carmichael Dead
     Alfred Carmichael, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Carmichael of 2nd Avenue above Olive Street, died Sunday shortly after noon, after an illness of four or five weeks with paralysis. He was 36 years old and single and was a shoe cutter by occupation, working mostly in large factories and only came here about the time he was taken ill. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Walter Pedan of Columbus and she came down Saturday evening. The body was prepared for burial and she and the parents accompanied it to Portsmouth, their former home, where the funeral took place. Hayward had charge of the body here.

[Note: Death Certificate..born Dec. 9, 1845 Ohio; died Aug. 16, 1910. Parents John Carmichael born PA and Viola Brown born OH]

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


Carnes, Eleanor [Neal]

Eleanor, Wife of H. U. Carnes, Died Saturday
City Is Saddened By Loss Of Noble, Beloved Woman
    
An announcement for which unnumbered Gallipolitans had steeled themselves for weeks came late Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Eleanor Neal Carnes, wife of Hubert U. Carnes, had succumbed at 4 o’clock at the Holzer Hospital to a long, distressing and hopeless illness.
     This paper had refrained from any mention of her return to the hospital late in March, or to the slow but inexorable worsening of her condition, in compliance to her own request. When death was near, she expressed her gratitude for the fulfillment of that wish.

Appreciative, Generous
    
The incident is mentioned because it brings out in bold relief one of the predominant attributes of her well-rounded and exemplary character. Her varied activities throughout her adulthood were punctuated, so to say, by acknow-ledgements in words and deeds of the kindnesses and courtesies extended to her and her loved ones. But for her the supreme joy of living was to serve and to give. Her generous impulses were ever being manifested in the timely helping of those about her in tokens of appreciation, in acts of charity--and they were in evidence to the last in her new associations at the hospital. And she was a bright and attractive woman.
     Many persons have remarked in recent weeks to this writer that they did not recall another illness that had brought to the community a more poignant and depressing sorrow.
     In the Carnes-Neal home at 442 Third Avenue, decedent had spent most of her 48 years. She was born in the adjoining house, where Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kerns live, on September 13, 1894, the daughter of E. Lincoln Neal and Mary Mullineux Neal.
     She was graduated from the Gallipolis High School and then attended Virginia College at Roanake, Va. for a year or two. Her marriage to Mr. Carnes was an event of nearly 30 years ago.
     Mr. Carnes, now assistant cashier of the First National Bank, was then connected with the American Express Company and they lived for a few years in Cambridge, Ohio, where he was born and reared. Then they returned to Gallipolis and shared the home of her parents and tenderly cared for them during their long years of invalidism.
     Two children came to bless the Carneses. They are Captain John N. Carnes, a flight surgeon, who obtained a leave and came home to be with his mother during the greater part of her last illness; and Miss Elizabeth Carnes, a teacher in the Gallipolis schools. Also surviving is a grandson, John Beynon Carnes, who is with his mother at New Amsterdam, Ohio, and whose birth on May 8 brought a smile to a young grandmother, who knew she would never be able to see the youngster. Two brothers also mourn the passing of one who had been so dear to them as far back as their memories reach; Howard Neal, local druggist, and Dr. Joe M. Neal of Minneapolis.
     Mrs. Carnes had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church since her childhood. She was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star and a past regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
     She became seriously ill last fall. An operation was undergone, but its only result was to confirm fears that her ailment was one for which medical knowledge could provide palliatives, but no cure.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday at the home of Rev. Cecil Marley. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons. The following pallbearers have been selected: Active -- Carl Myers, John D. North, D. A. Pickens, Selwyn White, C. T. Robinson and Edwin McCormick; Honorary -- Joe Moch, Clyde C. Ingles, Harry Maddy, A. Fontana, A. K. Merriman and Earl Mauck.

[Note: 9/13/1894 - 5/15/1943; Age 48 yrs. 8 mos. 2 das.]

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


Carney, Gordon

Carney Falls, Cracks Skull, And Succumbs
Former Kanaugan Passes At Hospital After Being Hurt On Street
     Gordon Carney, 35, who formerly lived in Kanauga and operated a service station just below what is now Bess’ Place, died at the Holzer Hospital at 5 o’clock Saturday evening of a skull fracture received here some hours earlier. His home was at 215 Truslow Street, Charleston. [WV]
     Carney who had come here Thursday to take treatment fell on the sidewalk in front of Frazier & Frye’s place of business. He lay in a pool of blood while scores of persons gawked and looked helpless. Finally he was taken by deputy sheriffs to Dr. Brown’s office, thence to the Holzer Hospital.
     Saturday night the body was taken to the Noble Long Mortuary in Charleston. Surviving are his father, J. M. Carney, one time resident of Kanauga; three sisters, Miss Edna Carney, Mrs. O. S. Kelly and Mrs. Lottie Johnston, Charleston; three brothers, A.O., S. E. and C. A. Carney of Poca, W. Va.

Note: [1-26-1903/10-8-1938]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Oct. 10, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carney, Regina [Smith]

     Mrs. J. M. Carney, 75, of Kanauga, O., died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Miss Edna Carney of Truslow Street. Surviving are her husband; four sons, C. A. Carney and A. O. Carney of Poca, S. C. Carney of South Side, Putnam county, and Gordon Carney of Charleston; three daughters, Miss Edna Carney, Mrs. O. S. Kelly and Mrs. Lottie Johnson, all of Charleston; one brother, E. E. Smith of Dunbar; four sisters, Mrs. John Miller of Alloy, Mrs. Isaac Rogers of Red House, Mrs. L. W. Carney of Poca and Mrs. Viola Kennedy of Vinton, O., and six grandchildren.
     Funeral services are incomplete.

[Note: Born in Liberty, WV 11/3/1860 - 1/15/1934; Wife of John M. Carney; Buried in Carney Cemetery, WV]

Charleston Gazette [WV]
Tuesday, January 16, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carpenter, Edith [Smith]

     Edith Catherine Carpenter, 78, of the Pinecrest Care Center, Gallipolis, died 2 a.m. Sunday at the Holzer Medical Center. Born May 8, 1905 at Cabell County, WV, the daughter of the late Byron and Mary Holley Smith.
     She is survived by one step-son, Loren Blankenship; a nephew, Melfin Blankenship and a niece, Mildred Blankenship. Preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Johnson, of Gallia County and her second husband, Leo Carpenter. She was a resident of Lancaster who moved to Gallipolis recently.
     Funeral will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Miller's Home for Funerals in the former Warehime building with the Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

[Note: Died June 12, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
June 13, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Carpenter, Elmer

     Elmer Carpenter, 71, Centerpoint, died Wednesday at Holzer Medical Center. He was a farmer and a WWII Navy veteran born on July 29, 1918 to Floyd Carpenter and Lucy Musbarger. He is survived by his wife Beulah Carpenter, two sons, Leo Carpenter, Patriot; and Michael, Ingram, Calif.; three daughters, Virginia Carr, Patriot; Dottie Booth, Dayton; and Donna Travis, Oak Hill; three brothers, Freddie Carpenter, Patriot; Frank Carpenter, Oak Hill; George Carpenter, Patriot; six sisters, Julie Corbin, Fla.; Ethel Price, Vinton; Martha Kite, Vinton; Margaret Bradley, Springfield; Nora Wooten, Patriot; Goldie Bell, Columbus; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
     Visitation will be Friday, July 19 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Kuhner-Lewis with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be at Gallia Baptist Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 19, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carpenter, Mary M. [Lee]

Mrs. F. Carpenter Of Camp Creek Died On Friday
     Mrs. Mary M. Lee Carpenter, wife of Frank Carpenter, died at 9:30 Friday morning at their home on Camp Creek (Patriot R. D. 1). She was in her 80th year and had been ill nearly six years. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday at the Gallia Baptist church, of which she was a member, with Rev. R. R. Denney in charge. Interment there by Coleman & Son.
     Mary M. Lee was born at Peniel on Sept. 25, 1861, a daughter of Andrew and Amanda Rose Lee. Her marriage to Mr. Carpenter took place in Lawrence county, March 14, 1883. Surviving besides the husband, are two sons, Ernest Carpenter of Gallipolis, R. D. 1 (White Oak) and Floyd Carpenter of Gallia R. D. l; a brother, Leonard Lee of Wayne, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Tishie Childers of Gallipolis and Mrs. Addie Shaffer of Oak Hill.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 8, 1941
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carpenter, Pauline [Baker]

     Pauline Carpenter, 61, Rt. 2, Vinton, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. Born Aug. 9, 1920, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late William and Blanche Bennett Baker. She married Miles Junior Carpenter, who survives, in 1942 in Gallipolis.
     Also surviving are five sons, Robert of Columbus, William, Frank and Rick, all of Vinton, and Roy of Wellston; three daughters, Mrs. Joyce Ward and Mrs. Mary Preston, both of Vinton, and Mrs. Carol Sue Ward of Ewington; two foster sons, David Painer of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Carl Harmon, address unknown; 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Magalene Spurlock of Beards Fork, W. Va. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton. Burial will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 8, 1982
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Carrell, Eliza Ann

     Died in this town on the 7th inst., Mrs. Eliza Ann Carrell, consort of Wm. F. Carrell, aged 39 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 10, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Carrell, George Robert

Slight Injury Causes Death Bidwell Man
George Robert Carrell Cuts Hand and Dies Week Later of Blood Poisoning
Funeral on Monday
     A slight cut on his hand, from which septicemia (blood poisoning) developed caused death of Geo. Robert Carrell, 61, of near Bidwell at 3:30 Thursday afternoon. The end came at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, after his arm had been amputated in a futile effort to check the spread of the poison.
     It was a week ago that Mr. Carrell cut himself while engaged in putting a tin roof on the home or some other building belonging to Merch Clark on Campaign. At that time he did not anticipate any serious consequence, but on the following day he was unable to resume his work. Sunday he was worse and some of his children who had come down from Columbus induced him to accompany them home and to enter a hospital.
     Mr. Carpenter was a carpenter and lived about a mile this side of Porter, on the road to Gallipolis, though Bidwell rural route was his post office address. He was a member of Kyger council, American Mechanics, and of the Baptist church. He would have been 62 next August.
     Mr. Carrell is survived by his wife, Laura Carrell, and ten children. Four of the six sons live in Columbus; Clarence F., 1236 Manchester Avenue; William Earl, 111 E. Schreyer Place; Harvey A., 2223 Barrymore Avenue, and George T., Cordell Avenue. There are also Harley D., of Bidwell; Leroy W., Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. Ethel Brannon, Akron, and Mrs. Grace Harmon, Vinton.
     The body is expected to arrive at Bidwell at noon Saturday. The funeral services will be held Monday, probably in the afternoon, depending on what word is received from the son in Arizona. They will take place at the home and Rev. M. V. B. Stump and Rev. Earl Cremeans will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery near Bidwell by Undertaker J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 6, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Carrell, Mary Katharine

     Died, in this town on the 16th ult., Mary Katharine, infant daughter of Wm. F. and Elizabeth Ann Carrell, aged 15 months and 4 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 1, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Carrier, Charles

Charles Carrier, 66, Dies Near Cheshire; Burial, 2 Saturday
     Charles Carrier, who had been ill the past three years following a paralytic stroke, died at his home near Cheshire Wednesday evening at 6:30 o’clock. He would have been 67 years of age next June 21. He was the son of Dennis and Mary Frasier Carrier and was born and lived his entire life in the vicinity in which he died. He was a coal miner by occupation.
     Surviving are his wife, Ella Watson Carrier, whom he married at Antiquity in 1889, a daughter, Mrs. Gail Drake and son, Sidney Carrier, both at home. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Gilmore of Cheshire and a half-brother, David Carrier at Charleston. He was a brother of Rev. Will Carrier, who fell dead in the pulpit in the Crown City M. E. church several years ago.
     He was a member of Kygerville Jr. O. U. A. M. and of the Old Kyger Baptist church where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill cemetery in charge of J. L. Coleman of Bidwell.

[Note: June 21, 1869 – Feb. 5, 1936; Age 66 yrs. 7 mos. 14 das.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 6, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carrol, Fred

Fred Carrol Dead
     Fred Carroll, veteran newspaper man, who had many warm friends here, passed away at Charleston last week. The funeral was at St. Albans Sunday. He was an uncle of Mrs. Lena Dillon of this city.

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 4, 1914
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                        Top of Page


Carroll, Caroline [Persinger]

Death Of Mrs. Caroline Carroll
     Mrs. Caroline Carroll of Maple Shade, widow of the late John Carroll, died Wednesday at 11 a.m., Aug. 13, 1913. She had been ill a long time and was a little past 63 years of age. Her funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Kanauga M.E. Church by Rev. Mr. C.E. Morrison, burial at the Maddy Cemetery by Wetherholt. She leaves one son and one daughter, Valentine and Belle, both single. She was a fine old lady.

[Note: Death Certificate: Born: July 13, 1850 Kanawha County, WV; died Aug. 13, 1913 aged 63 years and 1 month. Parents: Valentine Persinger and Malinda Chiveowdieker-both born WV.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 14, 1913
Transcribed by F.K Brown


Carroll, James

Burial in Kentucky
     The body of James Carroll, who died at his home in Maple Shade last Friday noon, was shipped Monday by Wetherholt & Entsminger to Williard, Ky., where interment was made Tuesday. Mr. Carroll was 78 years old. He was a native of Kentucky, but had lived here for several years. He is survived by his wife and several children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 13, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carrell, John (Carroll)

Death of John Carrell
     Mr. John Carrell, of Maple Shade, died early Wednesday morning with bowel trouble after an illness of several days. He was 68 years old and left a wife and son Valentine and daughter Belle at home.
He has been a resident of this vicinity for over 40 years, coming here when a young man from up on the Muskingum. He belonged to no church, but was counted a good moral citizen. His funeral will be conducted by Rev. A. B. Davis at Kanauga M. E. Church Friday morning at 10 o’clock, after which he will be laid to rest in the Maddy burying ground by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday evening, August 13, 1903

Kanauga News Notes
     The funeral services of Mr. John Carroll were conducted at the M. E. Church Friday morning by Rev. A. B. Davis, interment following at the Maddy cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt.

[Note: The surname is spelled Carroll in the cemetery records.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 20, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carroll, Andrew

     Rev. Andrew Carroll, some years since pastor of the M. E. Church, in this city, died at Pleasant Valley, near Columbus, on the 17th ult., aged 66 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 3, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Carroll, Lurana Belle

Miss Belle Carroll Died Wednesday
     Miss Belle Carroll, for a number of years a laundress at the O. H. E., died at the Holzer Hospital at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday following nearly a month’s illness from pneumonia. The body was removed last night to Elias Wetherholt’s home, but other particulars are lacking.
     It is understood she has no near relatives, at any rate none in this section. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Leonard of Georges Creek were perhaps her closest friends.

[Note: Nov. 18, 1876 – Jan. 27, 1937; Age 60 yrs. She was the daughter of John and Carolina Persinger Carroll].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 28, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carson, Hannah May

Mrs. Carson Dies Thursday
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. for Mrs. Hannah May Carson, 85, who died early this morning at veterans Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born July 17, 1879 at Kyger, the daughter of the late William and Amanda Hart Price and was preceded in death by her husband, Homer, in 1957, and by two infant sons.
     She is survived by a son, Kenneth Carson, Middleport, R.D.: a granddaughter, Mrs. Donna Grate, Rutland, one grandson, Harold Carson of Hillside, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Vance, Kent, and Mrs. Maude Scott, Middleport; a great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be at the Rawlings - Coats Funeral home with the Rev. Herbert O. Grimm officiating Burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home any time after 7 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 25, 1965
Transcribed by J. Farley


Carter, Ada May [Swain]

     GALLIPOLIS - Ada May Carter, 85, of Pine Street, Gallipolis, died Monday in Holzer Medical Center.
Born in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late George and Emma Williams Swain. She was a member of the Patriot Methodist Church and Gallipolis Senior Citizens.
     She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Richards of Gallipolis Route 4; six sons, Ray of Dayton, Charles and Dick, both of Gallipolis, Don of Pomeroy, George of Bidwell and Bill of Patriot; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and four sisters, Audry Halfhelt, Iva Johnson of Crown City, Retha Finley of Gallipolis and Laura Jackson of Springfield. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence.
     Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Revs. Frank Fenton and Gail Sims officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends my call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today.

[Note: Date of birth January 16, 1895; date of death December 22, 1980.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                Top of Page


Carter, Addie [Crouse]

Mrs. Carter Is Claimed At Age 85 In Columbus
     Mrs. Addie Carter, 85, a native and longtime resident of Gallia County, died suddenly at 6 p.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roma Marshall of 859 Binns Blvd., Columbus.
     Mrs. Carter was born in Harrison twp., April 2, 1878, daughter of the late John and Sarah Markams Crouse. Her marriage on Dec. 3, 1895, was to Noah Carter, who preceded her in death March 17, 1949.
Children who survive in addition to the daughter named are Raymond Carter and Mrs. Raymond (Ruby) Trout, both of Northup and Mrs. Marcus (Jeannie) McKean of Gallipolis. There are 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A sister and two half-brothers preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Carter was a member of the Macedonia Christian Order church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon, and until the hour of the service.

[Note: Addie Carter died Sept. 9, 1963.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Carter, Adrian Kenneth

     OBITUARY - Adrian Kenneth, the little son of Virgil B. and Esta McCall Carter was born July 11, 1922 and left his earthly home March 25, 1926 to dwell with his Heavenly Father and Aunt Edna who loved him so dearly. Adrian was born on Edna's birthday and went to her the day she was buried.
     He was an unusually bright child and possessed a sweet, sunny disposition that won the hearts of all with whom he came in contact. He leaves to mourn his loss a father and mother, three sisters and a brother, Catherine, Bonnie Belle, Teddy, Gloria Faye and a host of relatives and friends.

LITTLE Adrian and Edna with your hair of golden hue,
We know you are watching o'er us from the sky so deeply blue.
We have two beautiful treasures up there in our Heavenly Home,
That we shall possess again, some day
When our earthly life is done.

[Note: Death Certificate...Age 3 years 8 months and 14 days. Cause of death: membranus croup. Buried Houck Cemetery.]

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


Carter, Anna M. [Meadvey]

Death Of Mrs. Anna M. Carter
     Mrs. Anna M. Carter, wife of W.H. Carter, departed this life at her home, 822 3rd. Avenue, Thursday, Aug. 30, 1923, at 9:45 a.m. Mrs. Carter had been suffering with ailments due to complications for a period of four months.
     She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, W.H. Carter, three daughters, Helen Marie of this city; Mrs. Grace Howell of Kansas City, MO; Mrs. Clarence Henderson of Point Pleasant, WV; two sons, Guy W. of Los Angeles, CA and Ludlow R. of Athens; one sister, Mrs. E.C. Berry of Athens and two brothers of Chicago, IL.
     The funeral services will be held at the residence, 822 3rd. Avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

[Note: Death Certificate..Anna Meadvey Carter born Aug. 6, 1861 Athens County, Ohio; died Aug. 23, 1923; age 62 years 14 days. Colored. Husband William Carter. Parents William Meadvey (born NC) and Anna Harris (born East Virginia). Buried Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 31, 1923
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Carter, Bernice

Carter
     Bernice, the eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Carter, died about one o'clock Tuesday, April 14, 1903, of bowel and spinal trouble after a very short illness. She attended Sunday-school and church last Sunday and on coming home complained of a headache and soon after became unconscious. It was thought for a time that the trouble was indigestion but it soon developed into brain and spinal trouble. She was a bright girl with a disposition that made her a universal favorite and her sudden death is an awful blow to her parents, who idolized her, as well as to her playmates. The parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hunter Carter and Mr. and Mrs. J...[remainder of article was cut off]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 17, 1903
Vol. XXXVI, No. 23
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Carter, Bert

Death of Bert Carter
     Bert Carter died at the home of his father, Dick Carter, near Patriot, last Friday evening, after a long illness of consumption, aged 29 years. The funeral services were held at Salem Baptist church Sunday morning by Rev. Riggs, interment following at Salem cemetery.
     He had worked in Columbus for a long time, but failing health compelled him to return home. He was a fine young man and leaves many friends to regret his untimely end.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, April 24, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page


Carter, Bobby Harold

     GALLIPOLIS - Bobby Harold Carter, 49, Crown City, died early Saturday at his residence following a lengthy illness. Born June 11, 1937, in Huntington, W. Va., son of Cuba Byrd Carter of Gallipolis and the late Harold Carter, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 until 1960 and was employed as a mechanic.
     Also surviving are his wife, Virginia Carter, whom he married on June 10, 1961, at Proctorville; two sons, Gregory Allen Carter of Crown City, and Michael Carter, at home; three daughters, Roberta Carter, La Dawna Ratcliff and Michelle Carter, all of Crown City; four sisters, Gloria Fulks of Gallipolis, Eva Fay Moore of Carrollton, Geneva Jones of Canton, and Frances Henderson of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two brothers, Billy Earl Carter of Canton, and Jimmy Ray Carter of Maryland and seven grandchildren.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Graham officiating.Burial will be in Miller Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 - 9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Tribune
December 21, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley


Carter, C. Ross

C. Ross Carter Claimed Monday
     Taken to Holzer Hospital Sunday with a cerebral thrombosis, C. Ross Carter, 74, died there at 5:15 p.m. Monday. Mr. Carter was widely known in Gallia County and was a retired famrer.
     Born in Northup May 28, 1874, he had spent all of his life in the county, most of that time in Harrison Twp. He resided on Chillicothe Rd. at the time of his death.
     He was a son ot the late William S. and Elizabeth Null Caarter and was a member of the Bethesda Methodist Church. First married to Margaret K. Soward of Gallipolis in October, 1897, they had eight children who survive: J. Earl and J. Charles Carter of Columbus, W. Chauncey Carter of Brandstetter Heights, Stanley R. Carter a lieutentant in the Air Force stationed at Mitchell Field , N.Y., Mrs. J.W. Spencer and Mrs. Robert Faulkner of Huntington, Mrs. J. W. Hersman and Mrs. Dale Durkee of Gallipolis.
     Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cynthia Williams Carter. Four sisters and one brother preceded Mr. Carter in death.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Clarence Waugh Funeral Home with the Rev. L.A. Donnally officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery in charge of Waugh. The body will be at the funeral home tonight, where friends may call. Six grandsons have been selected as pallbearers. They are Bob, Jack, Lawrence, Eugene, Ellis, and Charles Carter.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 4, 1949
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Carter, Calvin

Calvin Carter Dead
Well Known Citizen Passed Away Sunday Evening
     The death of Calvin Wheeler Carter occurred Sunday Evening at 11:20 o’clock at his home, 316 Fourth Avenue, after an illness of eighteen months of diabetes. Mr. Carter came to Gallipolis from Cadmus ten years ago and until a year ago last April was engaged in business on Court St. He leaves three sisters, one brother and four children by his first marriage, Mrs. E. T. Jones, of Patriot, Momer V. of Steubenville, R. Pearl and Stanley of Columbus. The deceased was seventy years of age and a highly respected citizen.
     Funeral services will be held at Salem Wednesday morning at ten o’clock under the auspices of Masonic Order to which he belonged at Patriot. He was also a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and the funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Morrell. Burial will be in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: Buried  at Salem Baptist Cemetery in Perry twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 6, 1921
 Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Carter, Calvin Morris

C. M. Carter, 85, Succumbs On Sunday
     C. Morris Carter, 85, who had been making his home at Northup with a nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Carter, of Rt. 775 died at 4:35 a.m. Sunday in the Arcadia Nursing home at Coolville, where he had been a patient for two months. He had been in failing health for two years, and his condition had been serious for 10 weeks. Mr. Carter had retired from Hawthornden State Hospital, Cleveland, 11 years ago. He served in the medical corps during World War I.
     He was born at Bethesda on Jan. 31, 1881, son of the late Morgan and Sarah Wiseman Carter. He is survived by a sister and brother, Eugene Carter, and Mrs. John R. (Maye) Houck, both of Gallipolis. Four brothers, Ernest, Ellis, Leonard, and Everette R. Carter, are deceased.
     Mr. Carter was a member of Bethesda Methodist church, Masonic Lodge No. 108, and American Legion Post, No. 304, both at Cleveland. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Donald Wells will officiate and burial will be in Bethesda cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

[Note: hand written date on obit reads, "11-15-66". May be the "Corp'l C. M. Carter" buried in Bethesda (no dates listed) on cemetery index]

unknown publication- found in scrapbook
unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Carter, Caroline P. (Halley)

     Mrs. Wm. Carter, of Clay Lick, Harrison Township, whom we recently reported very sick, died on Friday last. She was a very estimable old lady.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, July 24, 1888
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Carter, Cecil W.

World War I Veteran Died Early Today
     Cecil W. Carter, 68, a Patriot farmer and veteran of World War I, died at 3 a.m. today in Huntington Veterans Hospital. The Waterloo Star Rt. resident had been in failing health for several years.
     He was born Feb. 6, 1894 in Perry twp., to the late James and Belle Jenkins Carter. Surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. Amos (Nellie) Carter of Dayton, Mrs. Ted (Jessie) Bentz of Fremont, Earl of Media, Pa., and Virgil of Waterloo Star Rt. A surviving half-sister is Mrs. Verda Brown of Marysville. A sister who preceded him in death was Mrs. Truman Ingeles.
     Mr. Carter never married. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening and until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Albert Thivener, Joe Carter, Edgar Green, Otis Davis and Willie and Hollis Wood.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 22, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page


Carter, Charles (Wybert)

Funeral for Charles Carter
     Funeral services for Charles Carter were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the church in Patriot conducted by Rev. J. W. McConnell. Mr. Carter, who had lived in Gallia County his entire life of almost 70 years died Friday night at his home in Patriot. He is survived by his wife, three sons and six daughters and has a large family connection throughout the county. Burial was in Salem cemetery in charge of Undertaker Phillips of Waterloo.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 23, 1927
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Carter, Charles E.   

     Charles E. "Chod" Carter, 81, of Gallipolis, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. Born Nov. 7, 1924, in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Clarence and Ada May Swain Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a son, Gary Lee Carter, and by three brothers, Ray, Richard "Dick" and George Carter, and by his father and mother-in-law, Tanner and Pauline Wood, and by a sister-in-law, Carol Carter.
     He was a retired farmer and entrepreneur. He was a World War II Navy veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater. Chod was a member of Morning Dawn Lodge #7, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine, the Gallipolis Shrine Club, Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107, Veterans of Foreign Wars #4464 and American Legion #27.
     He is survived by his wife, Anna Lou Wood Carter, whom he married on Jan. 6, 1947 in Pomeroy; A son, Charles "Woody" (Elaine) Carter, of Tipp City; Five grandchildren, Jenny (Seth) Rhemert, Chris Carter, Leann Muncey, Shanna Carter and Margaret Carter. One step-grandchild, Morgan Hall; Four great-grandchildren, Carter, Grant and Cate Rhemert and Brooke Hamilton; Two brothers, Don (Ruth) Carter of Pomeroy and Bill Carter of Patriot; One sister, Elizabeth "Sis" Richards of Gallipolis; And three sisters-in-law, Eleanor Carter of Tipp City, Bonnie Carter of Gallipolis and Rosie Carter of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, from 6-9 p.m. Masonic services will be conducted by Morning Dawn Lodge at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Military funeral honors will be presented at the cemetery by the Gallia County Veterans organizations. If people chose, they may make contributions to the Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45229-3095.
     Pallbearers will be: Chris, Joe, Brian, Mike, Rex, and Mark Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jerry Shelton, Bill Joe Patterson, Frank Snedaker, Larry Kingery and Jim Pierce.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
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Carter, Charlotte [Amos]

     Mrs. Charlotte Carter, wife of Judge Robert Carter, of Perry Township, this county, died at her home Tuesday, November 17, 1891. She would have been 75 years old December 22d, having been born on that day 1816.
     She was the daughter of Asa Amos, a prominent citizen of his day, and was married to Judge Carter a little over 58 years ago. Ten children were the fruit of this union, five of whom survive her vis.: Wm. A. of Pittsburg,Kas., Missouri McGath, of Sciotoville, O., James and Annie Carter, yet single at home and J. Hunter Carter, of this city. She left brothers and sisters as follows: Mrs. Thomas Carter, of Perry township; Mrs. Mary Ann Bolton of Wyoming County, N.Y.; Covington and Decatur Amos, of Lawrence county, and Leftrage Amos, on New River, W.Va. Her husband, Judge Carter, also survives her, at the age of 77.
     Mrs. Carter's trouble, which led to her death, began over a year ago, when a cancer appeared on the back of her hand. She suffered from this to such an extent that it was determined to remove it, and the day after last Christmas, Drs. Eakins and Howell performed the amputation of the hand. After this she gradually improved, until she received a severe fall, which increased her delicate and invalid condition, which was marked by a gradual descent to the terminaton of her life. Toward the last her sufferings were most excruciating, but were patiently and heroically borne to the end. She was widely known as a good wife, loving mother and kind neighbor, and was repsected, greatly, by all who knew her.
     Her funeral services were conducted by Hon. John W. McCormick, after which she was buried at Salem near Patriot. And this is life when at its best.

Gallipolis Journal
November 25, 1891
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Carter, Clarence

     Clarence Carter, 85, a resident of Rt. 2, Patriot, died Tuesday morning in Veterans Hospital, Chillicothe. He had been in failing health several years. He was a retired farmer.
     Mr. Carter was born March 26, 1890, at Patriot, son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Rees Carter.
The following children survive: George Carter, Bidwell; Charles Carter, Gallipolis; Mrs. Elizabeth Richards, Patriot; Ray Carter, Dayton; Don Lee Carter, Westerville; Richard Carter, Gallipolis and Bill Carter, Patriot. Eighteen grand [children], 11 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Everett (Nell) Gills, Gallipolis, survive. Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
     He was a member of the Patriot Methodist Church, Patriot Masonic Lodge, Camus [Cadmus] Redmen Lodge, American Legion, and Patriot Grange and had served on the school board of Cadmus for 20 years. He was a World War 1 Army veteran.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Waugh Halley Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Fenton and Rev. Gail Sims officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Masonic services by the Patriot Lodge will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 23, 1975
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Carter, Denver B.

Denver Carter, 53, Dies This Week
     Denver Carter, aged 53, was buried Friday afternoon at Indiana, Pa., where he had lived for many years and where he died Wednesday. He was the son of the late Wilson B. Carter and was born in this county and grew to manhood here. He has lived away for 25 or 30 years. Three daughters and a son survive, all in Pennsylvania. His wife, the former Hartie Chick, also of this county, died about five years ago. There also survive four brothers and three sisters: Emmett and Gilbert of Huntington, Selby of Columbus, Noah of Harrison township, Mrs. Lettie Cretors of Middletown, Mrs. Garnet Miller and Mrs. Gertrude Christy of Gallipolis.

[Note: Denver Carter died Nov. 1, 1939. He was born Jan. 18, 1887. His mother was Mary E. Houck Carter. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Indiana, Pennsylvania.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Carter, Dora Belle [Jenkins]

Dora Carter, 91, Dies On Sunday
     Mrs. Dora Belle Carter, 91, Northup, Star Rt., one of the venerable women of the county, died at the home of her son, Cecil Carter, on Sunday at 5:15 p.m.
     She came from a prominent family and was a native of Clay twp., where she was born Aug. 9, 1863, daughter of the late George W. and Abbie White Jenkins. She was the last of her immediate family, three brothers, George, Thomas and Charles, having preceded her in death.
     She was married to James P. Carter of Patriot on June 2, 1889, and he died a number of years ago. To this union, six children were born, of whom five survive. They are Earl, Media, Pa., Mrs. Amos (Nellie) Carter, Dayton, Virgil, Centenary, Mrs. Ted (Jessie) Bintz, Fremont, and Cecil, Patriot. One daughter, Mrs. Truman (Edna) Ingles, preceded her in 1926. There are 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals Tuesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. T. A. Casto, Patriot, officiating. Mrs. Carter was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church at that place. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s after 7 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 20, 1955
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Carter, Edna [Watson]

     Edna Carter, 83, of 83 Locust St., Gallipolis, died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday in Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health several years. Mrs. Carter was born June 10, 1899, in Mason Twp., Lawrence County, daughter of the late Crawford and Sue Moore Watson.
     She married Chancie Carter on Oct. 17, 1917, at Pt. Pleasant. He survives, along with two sons, Ellis Carter, and Charley Carter, both of Gallipolis; six grand, eight great grandchildren survive, along with one brother and three sisters: Hartley Watson, Northup; Mrs. Clyde (Melva) Bennett and Mrs. Lottie Smith, both of Gallipolis and Mrs. Francis (Alva) McCombs, Springfield, One sister preceded her in death.
     She was a member of the Walnut Ridge Church. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Ron Carter, Bill Carter, Joe Carter, Larry Carnes, Don Cox and Jeff Snedaker.

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


Carter, Edward J.

In Memoriam
Edward J. Carter
     Edward J. Carter, son of Amon and Eliza Carter, was born at Patriot, Gallia County, Ohio, September 12, 1868; died at Lancaster, Ohio, January 10th, 1918, aged 49 years, 3 months and 28 days.
     He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Rees, daughter of David and Margaret Rees, April 12, 1890, and to this union was born six children-Clarence L. and Everet E. of Patriot, Ohio; Nellie V. Gills of Arabia, Ohio; Gladys N. Lusher of Columbus, Ohio; Donnie of Patriot, and Addie of Arabia.
His affectionate companion, whom he so dearly loved, having died 15 years ago, he found a welcome home with his brother George at Patriot, and was always welcome at the homes of his other brothers and sisters.
     He was a trusted employee at the Boys' Industrial School at Lancaster, Ohio, four years, during which time he performed his duty and fulfilled his obligation with such promptness and fidelity that he was held in the highest esteem and confidence by all of the employees at the Institution.
     Ed. represented in his life a true spirit of American citizenship, having taken so much interest in the current events of the day that he fulfilled all the rights and obligations of a true American citizen.
His kind and genial disposition won for him a host of friends in the community where he spent the greater part of his life.
     In his association with others he was courteous and gave due consideration to the rights and opinions of all with whom he associated. When a message came a few days ago that Ed. was stricken at Lancaster we held out a hope for his recovery, and when the message followed so quickly announcing his death we were unprepared to receive the sad news.
     He leaves to mourn his departure the following brothers and sisters: George F. of Patriot, Ohio; Albert L. of Parkersburg W. Va.; Mrs. Lutecia Copeland of Gallia, Ohio; Mrs. Mary McDaniel and Mrs. Ethie Jones of Columbus Ohio. Two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Payne and Mrs. Ina Jones, having preceded him into the life beyond.
     While we with sorrowful hearts bid him farewell we cherish his memory with a fond hope that we shall meet him again where parting shall be no more.
J. B. Wood

[Note: Edward J. Carter is buried at Salem CE.]

Memoriam in possession of Lynn Anders
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Carter, Elizabeth (Lizzie) [Rees]

Death of Mrs. Carter
     Mrs. Ed Carter, of Patriot, died last midnight of fever. She had been ill for several weeks and her death was not unexpected. She will be buried at Salem, Perry township, Saturday. She was about 30 years old and left a husband and six children of tender age. She was a daughter of Mr. Dave Rees the blacksmith and was a splendid good woman whose death will be mourned by many friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 24, 1903
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Carter, Ernest Wesley

E. W. Carter, 73, Claimed  
     Ernest Westley [sic] Carter, 73, a resident of 16 Edgemont Dr., and retired farmer died at 10:40 p.m. Monday in Holzer hospital. He had been a patient there for nine days but had been in failing health from a heart condition since January.
     He was born in Walnut twp., on Sept. 30, 1887, the son of the late John Morgan and Sarah Wiseman Carter.  His marriage was to the former Eda Augusta Pope on Dec. 24, 1911 in Gallipolis.  She survives along with three sons, Nolan, of Gallipolis who operates the White Implement Co., Marvin, an engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Base at Dayton and John Merrill of Bethesda.  There are five grandchildren.  Three brothers and a sister who survive are Ross of Gallipolis, Maurice of Northup, Eugene, who has been here from Columbus helping to care for him, and Mrs. John R. (Maye) Houck of Gallipolis.  Two brothers, Leonard and Ellis Carter preceded him in death.
     Mr. Carter retired 14 years ago and moved to Gallipolis from his Bethesda farm.  He was a member of the Bethesda Methodist church and attended Grace church here.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home.  Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.  Pall bearers will be Donovan Pope, Dr. Raymond Pope, Edwin Rose, Donald Myers, Stanley Folden and Irvin Carter.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 16, 1961
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Carter, Ernest Wesley
 
     Ernest Wesley Carter son of the late John Morgan and Sarah Wiseman Carter was born in Walnut Township September 30, 1887 and passed away May 15 at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 15 days.  He was one of six children.  One sister and three brothers survive.  Mrs. Mae Houck and Ross of Gallipolis, Maurice of Northup, and Eugene of Columbus.  Two brothers Ellis and Leonard preceded him in death.
     On December 24, 1911 he was united in marriage to Eda Augusta Pope who survives.  Three sons came to bless their home, Nolan of Gallipolis, who operates the White Implement Co., Marvin an engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Dayton and John Merrill who resides on the family farm home at Bethesda.  Also five grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews survive.
     Mr. Carter was engaged in farming but retired 14 years ago and moved to Gallipolis.  He was a member of the Bethesda Methodist church and attended Grace Methodist while living in Gallipolis.
     He was a home loving man always interested in the welfare of his family and the friends and neighbors about him.  He has been in failing health for sometime but bore his suffering with patience and found great pleasure in talking and visiting with the family and friends.

[Note: Both his WWI and WWII draft cards show his middle name as Wesley.]

Unknown Newspaper
Abt. Monday 15 May 1961
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Carter, Esta [McCall]

     Esta Mildred Marie McCall Carter, 81, a resident of Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died in Holzer Medical Center around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. She had been ill a short time. She was born March 3, 1896, in Gallia County, daughter of the late James and Lucinda Clementine Folden McCall. She married Virgil Blaine Carter. He preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1972.
     Four daughters and one son survive: Mrs. Raymond (Catherine) McCarty, Oceola, Ohio; Mrs. Otha (Bonnie) Cremeens, Northup; Mrs. Homer (Faye) Rasmusson, Brighton, Mich.; Mrs. Lynas (Janis) Harrison, Patriot Star Route, Gallipolis, and Ted Blaine Carter, Columbus. Thirteen grand and 10 great-grandchildren survive. Two sons, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Carter was a member of the Gallipolis First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held ? p.m. Saturday at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday. Pallbearers will be Jay Harrison, Jim Harrison, Jeff Harrison, James Baird, John
Born and Greg Baird.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 11, 1978
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Carter, Everett Edward

     Everett "Nick" Carter, 59, formerly of the Hillside Hotel died at 4:55 a.m. today in the home of Miss Ruth Moore, 314 1/2 North Columbus St., where he had been cared for since February, when he became seriously ill.
     A veteran of World War I, Mr. Carter served as a military instructor at the Boys' Industrial School for ten years. For the past nine years he had been employed as steward in the American Legion Home here. He was also known in the local circles as a semi-pro baseball player. The veteran, who had lived in Lancaster 30 years, was a member of the Legion, the 40 et 8 and the Masonic Blue Lodge at Patriot, Ohio.
     Surviving are two sisters; Mrs. J.E. Gills, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Carl Offenbacher, Columbus; and one brother, Clarence Carter, Patriot.
     Members of the Legion Post and 40 et 8 will conduct memorial services, Friday, 7 p.m. in the Frank E. Smith funeral home, where friends will be received thru Friday evening. The body will be taken Saturday morning to Gallipolis where services are to be held Sunday, 2:30 p.m. in the Waugh funeral home. Burial is to be made in Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: Everett Carter was born January 13, 1892 and died May 10, 1951. He was a son of Edward J. and Elizabeth Rees Carter.]

Lancaster newspaper unknown.
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Carter, Fannie [Spangler]

‘Aunt Fannie’ Carter Passes At Age Of 90
Few Days Illness With Pneumonia Proves Fatal - Funeral Wednesday At 11 A.M.
     Mrs. Fannie Carter, who was ninety years old last November 26, died about 4 o’clock on New Year’s afternoon after a short illness. Just before Christmas, Mrs. Carter was taken with a heavy cold which developed into pneumonia. Up to her last illness, Mrs. Carter’s health was very good for one of her years and she was mentally alert and active.
     Mrs. Carter was the daughter of John F. and Ladotia Loucks Spangler, leading Gallia County pioneers, and the greater part of her life was spent in Harrison township where she was born. At the age of seventeen she married William A. (Dick) Carter, a veteran of the Civil War, and shortly before his death, 22 years ago, they left their country home and came to Gallipolis to reside. Her home since then had been at 435 First avenue, opposite the Our House.
     Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. O. W. Lusher, of Pt. Pleasant, Mrs. C. R. Hoodless, of Philadelphia and Mrs. J. C. Tinsley, of Lynchburg, Va., who were with their mother at the end, and Mrs. A. J. Smith, also of Philadelphia, who is expected to arrive today. An only son, Fred, died several years ago. There also survive fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Tope, wife of Rev. W. H. Tope, of Elgin, Ill., and Mrs. Ella Lusher, widow of W. G. Lusher, of Mercerville and one brother, William Spangler, of Ft. Collins, Colo. She was particularly devoted to her family as they were to her.
     Despite her advanced age, Mrs. Carter was modern in her ideas and up to the last, got much out of living. She kept her interest in the things about her and was an inveterate reader of the newspapers. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and although not able to attend services in recent years, she kept up her affiliation with Grace Church and its women’s organizations.
     Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at eleven o’clock at the Grace Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. W. S. Westerman officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Elias Wetherholt. The body will be at her late home after seven o’clock this evening. Pall bearers will be T. E. Berridge, V. J. Niday, Dr Raymon Allison, N. R. Carter, Dr. Otto S. Carter, and James L. Haskins.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 2, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carter, Frank

Frank Carter Dead
     Mrs. Emma Ripley received a letter a few days ago from D.M. Carter, of Yates City, Ill., a former resident of Gallipolis, stating that his brother Frank, of Los Angeles, California, was dead and that his body had been cremeated and his ashes sent to Salem, Kansas, where they were placed beside his deceased wife, both being cousins of Mrs. Ripley and he an uncle of George Carter, of Patriot.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 28, 1913
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Carter, Fred

Fred Carter, 56, Of Near Patriot, Died Last Night
Funeral Is Set For 3 Sunday At Parental Home
     Numberless acquaintances of Fred Carter will be shocked to hear that he died at 10:30 last night at his home near Patriot. He was in his 57th year and was a son of George F. Carter.
     About two months ago Fred underwent an operation in the hope that he might be relieved of a cancer but his condition continued to grow worse. Neighbors and other rural friends were aware of his condition, but to his friends in Gallipolis the news of his passing could hardly be given credence at first.
     Decedent was born at Patriot and would have been 57 years in June. He was the son of George F. and Nettie Womeldorff Carter. He is survived by his wife, the former Nettie Jones; a son, George W. Carter, who is [in] the armed service and situated in Honolulu; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Garthee of Huntington; two half-sisters, Mrs. Clarence D. Brumfield of Gallipolis and Miss Parnie Carter of Patriot; the aged father and stepmother. An older brother, Luther, died Dec. 18, 1938.
     Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock (fast time) Sunday at the George F. Carter home, with Rev. C. W. Frye in charge. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by O. E. Elliott.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 30, 1943
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Carter, Fred

Fred Carter Dead
     Fred Spangler Carter, died at his home in Harbar Beach, Mich., Sunday following a long illness of cyrrhosis of the liver. Mr. Carter, the son of Mrs. Fannie Carter of this city, was born in Gallia county forty-one years ago and grew to manhood here. He located in Michigan several years ago.
     Although he had been in ill health for some time his condition became critical only a week ago. His sisters, Mrs. O. W. Lusher of Pt. Pleasant and Mrs. Charles Hoodlesss of Philadelphia were at his bedside when the end came, his mother being unable to be with him as she has been confined to her home by illness the past week.
     Besides his mother and sisters mentined he is survived by his wife and two little daughters and two other sisters, Mrs. Joseph Smith, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Dr. Tinsley of Lynchburg, Va. Funeral and burial will be in Harbor Beach, Mich.

Gallia Times
Aug 11, 1927
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Carter, George

     Mr. George Carter, one of the old citizens of Gallia County, died near Patriot on Friday last, aged 85 years. He had been in very feeble health for a long time, and his death was a happy release. He leaves three sons and one daughter. Three brothers, Thomas, Robert and William, still survive Mr. Carter, and the youngest of these has passed the allotted time of life, being seventy-three years of age.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, May 7, 1889

     Mr. George Carter, of Perry township, died last Friday, aged 86 years. He was the father of John L. and Ammon J., of Patriot; Frank, of Kansas; Morgan, of Illinois, and Mrs. W.K.S. Hall, of this place. His funeral services were conducted at Patriot, Sunday morning, and his burial took place at the Chick graveyard, near that place, by Jones, of Centreville.

[Note: George Carter was a son of John and Mary (Lahr) Carter. His first wife was Phebe Ripley, daughter of Joshua and Rhoda Ripley. There is a gravestone for him at Patriot CE that was possibly erected by great granddaughter, Nell (Carter) Gills.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 8, 1889
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Carter, George Edward

     George Edward Carter, 78, of Bidwell, died Monday, November 3, 1997 in Holzer Medical Center.
Born April 8, 1919 in Gallia County, son of the late Clarence Carter and Ada Swain Carter, he was the founder of George Carter Construction, which later merged into the Carter and Evans Construction Company, from which he retired in 1982.
    During his retired years he was a member of the Good Sam's Campers Club, and traveled extensively throughout the United States. He was a member of VFW Post 4464, American Legion Lafayette Post 27, the Forty & Eight Counties and Disabled Veterans, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He served in World War II in the 54th Army- 10th Mountain Division in Italy. He received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
     Surviving are his wife, Dora Rosalie Wagoner Carter of Bidwell; a son Daniel "Tuck" (Janet) Carter of Bidwell; a daughter, Betty Jean "Jeanie" Scholl of Granville; three grandchildren, Doralene Carter of Bidwell, Danny Carter of Rio Grande, and Timothy (Amy) Scholl of Columbus: a sister, Elizabeth Richards of Gallipolis; three brothers, Charles "Chad" (Anna Lou) Carter of Gallipolis, Don (Ruth) Carter of Middleport, and Bill (Carol) Carter of Patriot; and two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Carter of Gallipolis, and Eleanor Carter of Dayton.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter Kelly Lynn Scholl; and by two brothers, Dick Carter and Ray Carter.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 1997 in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery. Friends my call at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 5, 1997 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Full military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Lafayette Post 27. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, or Hospice of Gallipolis. Pallbearers will be Woody Carter, Mike Carter, Rex Carter, Jeff Carter, Mark Carter and Cap Richards. Honorary pallbearers are Don Mink and Bob Wood.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
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Carter George F.

Geo. F. Carter Dies At Patriot 3 P. M. Friday
Was Widely Known Citizen- Funeral 3 P. M. Sunday
     About 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home in Patriot, George F. Carter, one of the county's oldest and best known citizens passed away. Though he had been bedfast for a week the end came suddenly.
Mr. Carter was nearing his 88th birthday. Yet to his friends he never seemed to be an old man, nor in his hearing or speech or thinking did he show the marks of senility, at least up till last fall when he made his last trips to the county seat.

Burial Mound Hill
     Burial rites will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday at the home, with Rev. C. W. Frye officiating. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by O. E. Elliott.
     Decedent took a deep interest and an active part in county politics, but never sought office nor even hinted that he cared for political preferment. He was a lover of harness horses and was never happier than when attending a good fair and exchanging views with old friends about current events. He was a man of strong convictions which he expressed frankly and forcefully and often picturesquely.
     During his long active life he must have known well as many Gallia County people as anyone else this writer can think of. And among the host of friends that survive him there will be a poignant regret over his passing.
     George Carter was born at Patriot May 23, 1857, a son of Ammon J. and Elizabeth Ann Waddell Carter. He married twice. His first wife was Nettie F. Womeldorff. To them were born two sons, Luther, who died in 1938, and Fred, who died in 1943- two terrible blows for the devoted father.
     Mr. Carter's second wife was Lena Cook who survives. To them were born two daughters, both living. Marie, wife of Clarence Brumfield, local clothier, and Parnie, who lives at the parental home. The grandchildren are George Wilson Carter of Houston, Texas, Evelyn Carter, whose whereabouts is unknown, Carter, Luther and Katie Brumfield, Gallipolis. Mrs. Ethie Jones of Parkersburg, decedent's sister, is the only survivor of her generation of the family.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 28, 1945
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Carter, Hartie F. (Chick)

Indiana Woman Passes Away
Mrs. Denver B. Carter Died At Home Wednesday Evening
     Mrs. Hartie F. (Chick) Carter, wife of Denver B. Carter, 354 North Fifth Street, Indiana, Pa., passed away at her home Wednesday evening at 6:20 o'clock, from a complication of diseases. The deceased was a member of the Silvam Baptist church, Crown City, Ohio. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother.    
     Mrs. Carter was born May 1, 1892 at Mercerville, Ohio, where she spent the days of her youth and was married to Denver B. Carter. To this union the following children were born: Oral (deceased), Mrs. Virginia Conner, Smithton; George Carter, at home; Mrs. Hazel Crissman, Indiana; Misses Audrey and Flora, both at home. Also surviving are one sister and one brother, Mrs. Flora Reeves, Gallipolis, Ohio, and James Chick, Dayton, Ohio.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the family home at 2 p. m. Friday, Rev. Parham of the Christian church in charge, with interment in the Oakland cemetery.

Indiana (PA) Evening Gazette
June 28, 1934
NewspaperArchive.com
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Carter, Isaac

     Gallia county has lost one of its old and respected citizens the past week. We refer to Isaac Carter of Green township. He died honored in years, and in the respect and love of his fellow citizens.

[Note: He is buried in Patriot Cemetery in Perry Township and was in his 71st year.]

Gallipolis Journal
April 20, 1876
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Carter, Isabell [Waddell]

     Mrs. Isabell Carter, widow of the late Thomas Carter, passed away at Springfield, O., Saturday morning at the age of 83. She was the last of a family of 21 children. She was a lovely old lady, well known in this community. The following children survive: Mrs. Ripley of Patriot, Mrs. Will Powell of Fairfield, James of Iowa, Peter of Chicago, and Charles of Springfield. The funeral was held Sunday at Salem church, the burial under the direction of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 7, 1918
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Carter, Iva May

In Memory Of Iva May Carter
     Iva May, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Carter, died Jan. 29, at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cooper, where she had spent the last happy days of her childhood. She was a good, kind girl and possessed many noble qualities. Her illness due to pneumonia was of short duration. All that loving hands could do was done to help her in sickness but all proved in vain. Funeral services were conducted at Macedonia by Rev. J. L. Porter, interment following by Undertaker Myers.

[Note: 6/11/1903 - 1/31/1910 d/o Oscar L. & Pearl B. Cooper Carter, Harrison Tp. per Death Cert.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 16, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carter, James

James Carter Died at Early Hour This Morn
     James P. Carter, who was a life long resident of Gallia county, died this morning at his home near Patriot after a long illness.
     Mr. Carter, who was well up in the eighties, was a member of one of the most prominent of the pioneer families of the county. He was the son of Robert (Bobby) Carter, at one time probate judge of the county, and his mother came from an equally prominent family of Lawrence county the Amos family. Mr. Carter lived on the site of his parents' home and with his death but one of his immediate family is left, a sister, Mrs., Anna Evilsizer, of Mechanicsburg.
     He is also survived by his widow, Mrs. Belle Jenkins Carter, three sons, Earl, of Philadelphia, Pa., Virgil, who lives not far from the home of his parents, and Cecil at home, and three daughters, Nellie, wife of Amos Carter, of London, Mrs. Jessie Bintz, of Fremont, and Mrs. Verda Braun, of Marysville. The last named was of a first marriage.
     Funeral services were expected to be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home with burial in Mound Hill cemetery by Undertaker O. E. Elliott.
     Mr. Carter was a modest, unassuming man, known all over the county and highly respected and esteemed. He was a fond, devoted father and his his[sic] family was in turn devoted to him.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 15, 1933
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Carter, Jasper C.

     Died, in Perry township, on the 8th inst., Jasper C. Carter, youngest son of Judge Robert Carter, aged 15 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 13, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Carter, Jerusha Ann [Gates]

Death of Mrs. Guy Carter
     Mrs. Guy V. Carter, sister of Probate Judge Gates, died at her home in Tuscola, Ill., Sunday, July 18, 1909, aged 65 years. While she had been in poor health for some time, her condition was not regarded as critical and her death was a shock to her relatives and friends. She was the daughter of David and Mahala Gates and was born in Walnut township, April 24, 1844 being one of 13 children of whom the survivors are: F.S. Gates, Perry, of Hayes, Ill.; Robert of Tolono, Ill.; Howard, of Champaign, Ill.; John of Iowa; Mrs. Minerva Eakin, of Patriot; Mrs. Anna Howell, Mrs. Allie Berger, of Hayes; Miss Irene Gates of Patriot. Of Mrs. Carter the Tuscola Review says in part:
     Mr. and Mrs. Carter have been residents of Douglas county almost continuously since 1861, living on their farm near Hayes until about ten years ago, when they retired from active business life to enjoy the fruit of their earlier years of toil. Their genial hospitality and true friendliness attracted to their home a large circle of friends, who will grieve deeply over the going of one whom they had learned to love, and who will be greatly missed. The funeral services were held this (Wednesday) afternoon from her late home and were conducted by Rev. McFadden. Her three daughters arrived, one on Monday and the others on Tuesday, but the two sons who live in the west were not able to get here in time for the funeral services.

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 30, 1909

Sudden Death Shocks Friends
Mrs. Guy Carter Awakes With Pain and Soon Dies
     Tuscola, July 19- The sudden death Saturday night at 1:10 of Mrs. Guy Carter was a shock to the community for while the seriousness of her condition was known, the end was not thought to be so near. The immediate cause of her death was paralysis of the kidneys.
     Retiring at 9 o'clock Saturday, she slept well until 1 o'clock, when she awoke with a pain in her back and side. Her husband went to her assistance at once and Miss McAllister, who had been with her during the past weeks, but it was all over in ten minutes, before any relief could be given her.

One of Big Family
     Mrs. Carter was one of twelve children born to Mr. and Mrs. David Gates at their home in Gallia county, O. She was born April 27, 1844.
     She was united in marriage in Ohio to Guy V. Carter in February, 1860, and they lacked just a few months of spending fifty years together. They came to Champaign for one year, then moved to Douglas county, where they have since resided, except for a short time spent in Missouri. Five of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Carter still live and are: Albert Carter, Superior, Wyo.; Everett Carter, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. F.M. Enos, Terrell, Ia.; Mrs. Edward Morris, Lebanon, Ind.; Mrs. Carrie Updegraff, Maryville, Mo.

Other Relatives
     Her brothers and sisters are Judge Frank Gates, Gallipolis, O.; Perry Gates, Hays; John Gates, Iowa; Howard Gates, Champaign; Stephen Gates, Shelbyville; Robert Gates, Tolono; Mrs. Allie Berger, Hays; Mrs. Minerva Akins, Patriot, O.; Miss Irene Gates, Patriot, O.; Mrs. Anna Howell, Patriot, O.
     Arrangements for the services will not be completed until the relatives come, but they will not be held before Wednesday.

[Note: Guy V. Carter is the son of William A. and Caroline P. (Halley) Carter. He and Jerusha Gates were married January 29, 1860 in Gallia Co.]

The Daily Review/Accessed through Ancestry/Newspapers and Periodicals
Decatur, Illinois
Monday Evening, p. 9, "Tuscola"
July 19, 1909

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Carter, John

     Died, in Perry township, at the residence of his son Robert Carter, Esq., on the 21st of September, 1866, Mr. John Carter, aged 97 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 4, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Carter, John H.

Mr. J. H. Carter Dead; Prominent Farmer of Patriot Succumbs to the Inevitable
     Mr. J. H. Carter, a very prominent old gentleman of Patriot, passed to the Great Beyond Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 1912, at 2:30 after an illness of only a few days.
     He was in his eighty-first year and as fine an old gentleman as one could find and his death comes as a shock to his family as well as a host of friends. He sold his farm near Patriot to Mr. David Rees about two years ago and from that time on has been in failing health, but not seriously so until Sunday.
     He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Carter both dead. He was married to Miss Abagail James who survives him. He also leaves three children, Isaac Carter at home, O. M .Carter of Cleveland, a newspaper correspondent, and one daughter, Mrs. Loram Neil of Idaho.
     The funeral arrangements will be made Thursday when the children arrive.
     Mt. Carter was an Ex Infirmary Director and was well acquainted in this city, where until the infirmities of old age fell upon him was generally a weekly visitor and a familiar figure. While he had lived long past life's allotted span, news of his death will be everywhere received with sorrow.

[Note: Buried in Patriot Cemetery in Perry tp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 2, 1912, Page 1
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Carter, John H.

Jack Carter Dead
     John H. Carter, one of Gallia County's best known citizens, passed away at his home at Patriot Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 1912, aged 79 years and 11 months. He was taken suddenly ill on Sunday, the immediate cause of his death being due to an attack of heart failure. Besides his wife he leaves the following children to mourn their loss: Oscar of Cleveland, Isaac of Patriot and Mrs. Laura Noll of Idaho. No definite arrangements have been made for the funeral, but it well probably be held Sunday, as his daughter will be here from Idaho Saturday. Mr. Carter's many friends will hear of his sudden death with regret and will extend their heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing family.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 4, 1912
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Carter, John W.

Infant Son Dies
     John, the 22 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Carter, Vine street, died Monday at the family home. Besides the parents, he leaves a brother, Dean and sister, Thelma. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the home. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons. The father is employed at the Fontana confectionery store.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 3, 1929

Card of Thanks
     We wish to thank our friends and neighbors, Rev. Duff and all who assisted us in any way during the sickness and death of our son, John. Mr. & Mrs. Earl Carter.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Sept. 6, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carter, Joseph

Death of Joseph Carter
     Mr. Joseph Carter, of Yoho, died at his home Monday evening, Dec. 2, 1901, after a long illness, aged 66 years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. N. B. Burnett. Deceased leaves a wife and nine children, Ben, John, Robert, Nell, Joseph, Samuel, Mrs. Hineman, of Crown City; Miss Mollie Carter and Mrs. Lewis Robinson.
Interment was at Crown City.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 6, 1901

Carter, Joseph

Death of Joseph Carter
     Mr. Joseph Carter, of Yoho, ill for the past year with heart trouble and other complications, died Monday evening, December 2d, 1901, aged about 66 years. He came here 20 or 25 years ago from Noble county where he has relatives.
     He left a wife and children, Ben, John, Robert, Mel, Joe, Sam, Mrs. Hineman of near Crown City; Mrs. Lew Robinson of near Mercerville; and Miss Mollie Carter, at home. He was one of the finest old gentleman in the community in which he lived and had accumulated considerable property.
     The funeral services will be at Mercerville, conducted by Rev. N. B. Burnett and the burial at the same place by Undertaker Trobridge. His son, L. D., who is teaching in Indiana, arrived today for the funeral.

Gallipolis Tribune
Friday, December 6, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carter, Joshua Clark

J. C. Carter, Born At Eureka, Dies Huntington Home
    
J. C. Carter, retired, a native of Eureka, died at 3:30 yesterday afternoon at his home in Huntington--in the Keister apartments, 317 Sixth ave.
     He was a brother of Mrs. R. B. Cornwell, and Mrs. Ella Campbell of Eureka and was a great uncle of Bob Cornwell, the Tribune sports editor. Once he was associated in business with Judge J. S. Clark.
     Mr. Carter was a leading business man of his adopted city for many years. He was the founder of the J. C. Carter Furniture Co. and was formerly the owner and manager of the Huntington Wharf and Storage Co. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 tomorrow. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, two sons, Dayton and Carroll, both of Huntington, a daughter, Mrs. Guy Randolph, Cincinnati; a brother, J. B. Carter, Huntington; two sisters besides those named, Mrs. S. S. Dietz of California and Mrs. R. L. Woodrum of Clifton Forge, Va.

[Note: 12/10/1867 - 11/27/1936; Age 68 yrs. 10 mos. 27 das. He was the son of Henry & Mary Elizabeth White Carter and married to Mary Elizabeth Trent Carter.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, November 28, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carter, Lee

Lee Carter Dead
     Lee Carter, 14-year old son of W.B. Carter of this city, died week ago last evening of diabetes after a long illness. He is survived by 6 older brothers, three sisters and his parents. The funeral services were held at Dickey Chapel in Harrison tp. At noon Thursday, Rev. Massie officiating. Burial at same place by Undertaker Myers.

[Note: Lee Carter was born March 28, 1895, to Wilson B. and Mary Houck Carter. He died May 11, 1909.]

Unknown newspaper
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Carter, Lena [Cook]

Mrs. Carter, 97, Succumbs Sunday Night
     Mrs. Lena Cook Carter, 97, a resident of 46 Vine St., died at 9 p.m. Sunday in the Brown Nursing home at Patriot. Mrs. Carter had been seriously ill for two weeks. She was born Jan. 5, 1868, on German Ridge, daughter of the late Lewis and Caroline Brinkman Cook. Her marriage to George F. Carter took place Sept. 7, 1890, and he preceded her in death in April, 1945. Two surviving daughters are Mrs. Clarence (Marie) Brumfield, and Miss Parnie Carter, both of 46 Vine St. There are two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers are deceased.
     Mrs. Carter reared a number of children in her home, a nephew, Everett Carter, a niece, Mrs. Clyde Herrell, stepsons, Luther and Fred Carter and a grandson, George W. Carter. She was a member of the German Ridge Lutheran Church and had been a resident of Gallipolis for 20 years, coming here from Patriot.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

[Note: Her remembrance card has January 15th as date of birth. Death date was October 31, 1965.]

Gallipolis newspaper
November 1, 1965
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Carter, Lewis F.

IN MEMORY
     Lewis F. Carter, son of William and Caroline Halley Carter, was born in Harrison township, Gallia County, Ohio, November 18, 1845, and died May 9, 1921, aged 75 years, 5 months and 20 days.
     He suffered a stroke of paralysis Jan. 27, 1921, and was in a critical condition until the death angel took him away. All that loving hands or medical aid could do was of no avail.
     He was married August 8, 1894, to Belle Campbell. To this union were born two daughters, Lida and Anna. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife and two daughters, two grandchldren, Geneva and Carter Johnson, one sister, Mrs. Sarah Leaper of Charleston, W. Va., two brothers, Guy of Kankakee, Ill, and Wilson of Gallipolis, and a host of other relatives and friends.
     He spent his boyhood days in Harrison township, and his early manhood days in Colorado, where he homesteaded in 1887, but returned to his home township in 1892, where he married and spent his remaining days.
     Early in 1915 he professed a living faith in Christ and united with the M. E. Church as a probationer, but later afflictions prevented his being taken into full membership. To say he was faultless would not be human, but his motto ever was honesty and truthfulness. He was an ardent reader of the Bible, a lover of nature, strong in personality and an affectionate husband and kind father.

Dear father, thou hast left us,
Thy voice we loved is stilled,
A vacant place within our home
Never can be filled.

We thank thee Lord, that thou
Hast spared his life so long to live,
It proves to us that's left behind
That thy grace is sufficient still.

To give peace, and joy untold
To those who yield and do thy will,
And when the summons calls us home
To meet our loved ones there
We'll sing and praise thee for thy grace
Bestowed on us below.


     The funeral was held at ten a.m. May 11, by Rev. John L. Porter, interment in Mound Hill by undertaker Tope of Waterloo.

Gallia Times
May 19, 1921
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Carter, Luther J.

Luther Carter, Aged 55, Died Here Sunday
Had Made Unusual Record As State Employee
Funeral Here 3 Tuesday
     Luther J. Carter succumbed to a long and distressing illness at 2:20 Sunday afternoon at the Holzer Hospital. Though most of his adult years had been spent at the Boys Industrial School at Lancaster, as the chief farmer of the institution's acres, this native son of Patriot was extensively acquainted in the county and he was very highly esteemed. Failing health dating back two years caused him to resign his position last April. He suffered from cancer and after mid-summer he was bedfast all the time. He was brought to the Holzer Hospital on October 3, not with any hope of overcoming or arresting the malignant ailment but a desire to make his last days as comfortable as possible. There was a decided turn for the worst late in the week, after which the family and their intimates knew the end was very near.

Once Worked Here
     Decedent was born at Patriot, April 2, 1883, the older son of George F. and Nettie Womeldorff Carter. He spent his boyhood in that community but when quite young accepted a position at the O. H. E. From that institution he went to the Athens State Hospital and then to B. I. S. in 1905. When he resigned his post he was, in point of service (30 years), the oldest member of the staff, though his age was but 55 years, and during that period had never been absent from duty except for the regular vacations.
     Mr. Carter married Alfa Starner of Lancaster on May 29, 1920. Their wedlock was a happy one and to the last she remained at his side and lovingly ministered to his every need. He was a man of few diversions and his principal hobby was that of raising dogs, and as a dog fancier and breeder was widely known in his adopted county and central Ohio,
     There survive, besides the wife and father, his step-mother, two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Brumfield of this city and Miss Parnie Carter of Patriot, and a brother, Fred, who lives on Luther's farm on Sandfork beyond Patriot.
     This sketch would be wholly inadequate without some reference to the unusually strong attachment between the now bereaved father and this son. They reveled in each other's companionship, and as a result each visited the other at frequent intervals and between visits there was a steady outgoing and incoming of messages to keep the filiation unfailing and admirably warm and glowing. But Luther was not merely a favorite of his father but of the whole family circle and of other circles that knew him well.
     Funeral services will be conducted at Grace M. E. church at 3 o'clock Tuesday, with Rev. W. Scott Westerman in charge. The body will lie in state in the church vestibule for two hours prior to the funeral time. Burial will be made in Mound Hill cemetery by A. E. Tope. For pallbearers these fellow employees of the decedent at the Industrial School have been chosen: Glen Devore, Tom Rees, Norman McCloud, Glenn Rittgers, R. B. Stevers, Lester Edwards.

[Note: Luther J. Carter died December 18, 1938.]

Gallipolis Tribune
Monday, Dec. 19, 1938
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Carter, Margaret Jane Williams

Margaret Jane Carter
     Margaret Jane Carter, (nee Williams) the widow of the late John Adams Carter, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Stormont, 56 Cedar street, Thursday evening, March 23, 1911, at 7:30 after a protracted illness. She had been in declining health since the death of her husband nearly four years ago.
     She was born Nov. 1st, in the year 1833, on the waters of Sandfork, near Bethesda Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she was an ardent member for the greater part of her life. She was united in marriage to the late John A. Carter April 5th, 1854. Of this union were born 10 children- J. Henry of Columbus, Wm. Milton, who died at the age of six years, Mrs. A. J. Stormont of this city, Mrs. E. D. Houck of Salem, Neb., Mrs. E. D. Wiley of Spokane, Wash., Rev. L. S. Carter of Rippey, Iowa, John A. and James U. of Columbus, Mrs. John Whitaker of Middleport, and Mrs. Vint Niecewander of Orville, Wash.     
     From the time of her marriage until 22 years ago, she resided with her husband and family on their farm 10 miles west of this city on Clay Lick, when disposing of their farm house they moved to this city, where they made their home until 1903 when they removed to Columbus where her husband died. She remained there with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Maud Wiley, until late November, when she returned to this city to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Stormont, in whose house she departed this life.    
     The funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. A. P. Cherrington. Monday the remains were taken to Columbus and interred in Greenlawn by the side of her husband. The children were all present except the three daughters in the west. Mrs. Carter was a splendid woman and the family will have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 30, 1911
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Carter, Marion

Marion Carter Dies
Rites At Waterloo

     Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon in the Waterloo M. E. Church for Marion Carter, 76, who died at the home of his son, Roy Carter of Oak Hill, Wednesday morning. Burial in John’s Creek cemetery under the direction of Undertaker Phillips. Mr. Carter was born and reared in the Waterloo community. He is survived by his widow and seven children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 20, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carter, Mary Isabel [Houck]

     Mrs. Mary Isabel Carter, wife of Wilson B. Carter, former proprietor of the Carter House, was found dead in bed Saturday morning. She had been about as usual Friday. Mr. Carter arose Saturday morning to light the fire and on returning to her bedroom called her but she failed to respond and it was found that her spirit had flown.
     Mrs. Carter was a daughter of Abraham and Rachael Houck of Harrison township and was united in marriage to Mr. Carter in 1874. She is survived by her husband and nine children, Noah, Gilbert, Eva, Selby, Emmett, Denver, Gertie, Letta and Mrs. Lewis Miller. She also leaves brothers Levi, Grant and Ross and sisters, Mrs. Chas. Jively, Mrs. Geo. Martt, Mrs. Elmer Fry and Mrs. Joe Danner. She was about 54 years of age and a member of the United Brethern Church. She was a splendid woman, an affectionate mother and a faithful wife, and her death will be regretted by many friends.
     The funeral services were held Monday by Rev. J. B. Massie at Mt. Plessant [aka Dickey Chapel], Harrison township, interment following at the same place.

[Note from tombstone 12/18/1854-12/11/1909]

Gallipolis Bulletine
Nov 17, 1909
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Carter, Mary Margaret [Rader]

Death of Mrs. Carter
     Mrs. Mary Margaret Carter, wife of Mr. Calvin W. Carter, of Cadmus, died January 16, 1902. She was the daughter of James and Rosina Rader, and was born near Wigner, this county, March 27, 1853. She was united in marriage to Mr. Carter August 22, 1882, and to this union four children were born, three boys and one girl, Homer, Pearley, Stanley, and Dovie. The immediate cause of Mrs. Carter's death was stomach trouble, with which she had been suffering since last July or August. The deceased leaves two brothers, J. F. and R. H. Rader, of Columbus, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Cantaner, of Unionville, Ohio. The funeral services were conducted Saturday, at 10:30 A. M., by Rev. C. E. Hill, at Salem Baptist Church, in Perry Township. Mrs. Carter was a woman held in the highest esteem by all who knew her, and she will be missed in the community in which she resided.

[Note: She is buried at Salem CE. Her stone has March 29th as her date of birth.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 24, 1902
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Carter, Mary Margaret

Mrs. C. W. Carter’s Death
     Mrs. Mary Margaret Carter, wife of Mr. Calvin W. Carter, and daughter of James and Rosina Rader, was born near Wigner this county, March 27, 1853. She was married to C. W. Carter August 22, 1882. To this union four children were born, three boys and one girl, Homer, Pearley, Stanley and Dovie. They with their father survive her.
     She was taken ill about a year ago, but last May was somewhat convalescent until July or August, when she was seized with malignant stomach trouble, which was the cause of her death Jan. 16, 1902, at Cadmus. Besides her family, she leaves two brothers, J. F. and R. H. Rader, of Columbus, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Cantaner, of Unionville, O., who arrived Friday to attend the funeral services, which were held at the Salem Baptist Church in Perry tp., Saturday at 10:30 a.m., by Rev. C. E. Hill of the Waterloo M. E. Church.
     She was a Christian woman and had belonged to the Free Will Baptist Church for many years. Her burial was conducted by Undertaker Wetherholt at the same place and the last sad services were attended by a large concourse of people, being held in the highest esteem wherever she was known.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 18, 1902
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Carter, Newell O.

N.O. Carter 58, Succumbs
     Newell O. Carter, 58, a Gallia county farmer, and lifelong resident, who resided on Mercerville Star Rt., (Rt. 218) died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer hospital, where he had been a patient for eight days. He had been in failing health since Jan. 22.
     Mr. Carter was born in Guyan twp., June 26, 1906, son of the late Joseph F. and Nellie Dailey Carter. His marriage to the former Floy Johnson took place on June 9, 1934, and she survives along with one daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Neva) Gill of Columbus.
     Two surviving brothers are Norris D. Carter of Crown City, and Narvin L. Carter of Mercerville Star Rt.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Mercerville Baptist church.

[Note: Year of death from gravemarker 1965.]

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


Carter, Noah C.

Noah Carter, 72, Dies Sunday Night

     Noah C. Carter, 72, died at 7:40 PM Sunday at his home on Little Bullskin near Mt. Carmel Church in Harrison Twp. Ailing a long time, he took worse a week ago. The decedent spent his entire life in the neighborhood of his birthplace. Date of his birth was Oct. 17, 1876, near the house in which he died, and his parents were Wilson and Mary Houck Carter.
     Fifty-two years ago he married the former Addie Croush, and she survives with these sons and daughters: Mrs. Roma Marshall, Columbus, and Mrs. Marcus McKean, Gallipolis; Mrs. Raymond Trout, Gallipolis; and Raymond Carter, Little Bullskin. A brother and three sisters also survive: Emmett Carter, Huntington; Mrs. Garnet Miller and Mrs. Bert Christy, Gallipolis; and Mrs. Earl Creators, Middletown.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday at Macedonia Church, of which the decedent was a member and burial will be made by O. E. Elliot in Mound Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Arthur Rose will officiate.

[Note from stone: d. 1949]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
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Carter, Nolan P.

     Nolan P. Carter, 85, Gallipolis, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1997 in the Pleasant Valley Care Center. Born Aug. 20, 1912, in Walnut Township, Gallia County, son of the late Ernest Westley and Eda Augusta Pope Carter, he was a retired teacher, and the retired owner of Carter Tractor Sales in Gallipolis.
     A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Geneva C. Rees Carter; a son, Steve Carter of Gallipolis; three grandchildren; and two brothers, John Merrill Carter of Patriot, and Marvin Carter of Dayton.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Hogg officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.
     A military flag presentation will be conducted at the gravesite by VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Lafayette Post 27.

Gallipolis paper
1998
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Carter, Norris D.

     Norris D. Carter, 79, 1315 S. Ninth St., Leesburg, Fla. Died March 17 in Lake Community Hospital, Leesburg, following a brief illness. Born July 14, 1903, in Crown City, son of the late Joseph and Nellie Dailey Carter, he owned and operated a dental laboratory in Gallipolis for 31 years and moved to Florida six years ago. He was a member of Ohio Valley Lodge No. 536F & AM at Crown City.
     Surviving are his wife, Marguerite Carter; a daughter, Mrs. John (Dottie) Dustin of Columbus; a brother, Norvin (Jack) of Gallipolis and four grandchildren.
     Masonic graveside services will be held by Ohio Valley Lodge No 536 F & AM at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Died 1983]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
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Carter, Oberlin M.

Stormy Career of Officer Ends in Simple Rites
Oberlin M. Carter Finds Peace in Last Rite
     Some one pushed a button near the entrance to Graceland cemetery chapel, and in precise electrical response the strains of hymns, played on a mechanical organ, rolled over the dim green pews. The dirge ended, and a minister who had never known him rose to read a simple funeral ritual yesterday for Oberlin M. Carter, 88, before 25 old friends and neighbors of the "American Dreyfus" whose death Tuesday closed a 40 year fight to clear his name of defrauding the government.

Fought For Vindication
     A West Point graduate, Carter, as a captain of engineers was given supervision of a $3,500,000 Savannah Ga. harbor project, out of which grew charges that he defrauded the government of $2,000,000 thru collusion with contractors. He was court martialed in 1898 and sent to Leavenworth for five years. He served his sentence and ever since had fought to clear his name, going thru 27 rulings of federal courts and reaching the United States Supreme court four times.
     However the funeral speaker, the Rev. Jesse H. Dennis, St. Alban's Episcopal church, made only indirect reference to all that, saying he understood the deceased had felt himself unfairly judged but, as a Christian, had now come before a fair judge. There was no eulogy- the minister noting it would be unfitting for him to deliver one for a man he had not had the privilege of knowing.

Closest Friend Attends
     Only one close relative attended- a nephew, Emerson Lucas of Memphis, Tenn. There were several distant cousins and Carter's closest friend, W. A. Benson.
     Carter lived for many years at 2947 Wilson av., and one of his neighbors, George Fink, 4506 N. Francisco av., paid tribute to his work toward community betterment, speaking informally at the end of yesterday’s rites. Carter had become a consulting engineer after leaving Leavenworth.
     No messages had been received from former army associates, but Lucas said he expected there would be some inasmuch as his uncle had many loyal friends in that group.

[Note: Oberlin Mathias Carter is a son of Robert T. and Lucinda M. (Williams) Carter; grandson of Isaac and Alice (Armstrong) Carter. He was born July 11, 1856 in Gallia County and died in Cook County, Illinois July 18, 1944. From Diane Lanigan, Records-Graceland CE....Oberlin M. Carter was cremated July 21, 1944. The cremation was authorized by his nephew, Emerson Lucas. Later, he requested the ashes be shipped to him in Huntington, West Virginia.]

There are several obituaries for Oberlin Carter, but believe the one above was from the Chicago Tribune, July 22, 1944.
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Carter, Oscar

Oscar Carter Dies at Rio Grande Sun
     Oscar Carter, a member of one of the most prominent rural families of Gallia County, died Sunday evening at his home at Rio Grande. Mr. Carter had been in poor health for the past few years, and several months ago suffered a stroke, since which time, he had been failing.
     He was born in this county sixty two years ago the son of the late Jack Carter and Mrs. Abbie Carter, who lived near Patriot. For years he was located in Cleveland where he was successful in business. When ill health over took him about four years ago he came back to this county and built a home at Rio Grande, where he had since lived.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Flora Wood  Carter, two sons, Donald, of Cleveland, and Forest, of od Greensburg, Pa. and one grandson. He also leaves his aged mother, a sister, Mrs. Laura Neal, of San Francisco, and a brother Isaac Carter of Bowling Green.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Calvary church, Rio Grande and burial will be in the cemetery there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 17, 1929
Transcribed by Dawn Pinkham


Carter, Parnie M.

     Parnie M. Carter, 91, died Thursday afternoon at the Scenic Hills Care Center following a long illness.
A lifetime Gallia County resident, she was born Aug. 12, 1894 in Perry Township to the late George F. and Lena Cook Carter. A member of the Patriot Methodist Church, she was a retiree of Ruth's Floral Company.
     Survivors include one niece, Katie Sprow of Gallipolis: two great nieces. Sharon Knopp and Susan Nickels; two great-great nephews and one great-great niece.
     Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. James lusher officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Scenic Hills Nursing Center.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 25, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley


Carter, Peter B.

Peter B. Carter Expires in City
     Peter B. Carter, 76, retired Chicago building contractor, died at 7:45 Tuesday evening at the home of his son, Thomas N. Carter, 263 Ward Street, with whom he resided. Death followed an illness of several years and was attributed to a heart condition, chronic asthma and complications.
     Mr. Carter came here to reside two months ago with his son and the latter’s family, when they moved to Watertown from Bayside, L.I. The body will be forwarded to Chicago by train at 5:50 this afternoon for funeral services in that city Friday afternoon at 2, and burial in Evergreen cemetery, Chicago.
     Surviving Mr. Carter, besides his son here, are three other sons, six daughters, 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Mary R. Parkins Carter, died in Chicago Feb. 28, 1936.
     He was a member of Drexel Lodge, F. & A. M., of Chicago, and a charter member of Carpenters’ Union. Local No. 1, also of that city. Before his retirement, he was a general building contractor in Chicago for 45 years.
     Mr. Carter was born in Gallia county, O., March 11, 1874, a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Isabelle A. Waddell Carter. Most of his life was spent in Chicago. He resided with his son in Bayside, L.I., eight years prior to coming to this city.

[Note: New York State Death Certificate # 66382. Peter Burton Carter was the 9th –and youngest- child of Thomas Jefferson & Isabelle A. Waddell Carter. His great-grandparents were all early settlers of Gallia County, Ohio and were: John Carter Sr. and Mary Lehr, John Swindler and Rachel Fryer, Alexander Waddell and Eleanor Roush, and Daniel Wigner and Elizabeth Emig.]

Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New York
Wednesday, 8 November 1950
Transcribed by Claudia Melin


Carter, Phoebe [Ripley]

Obituary of Mrs. Carter
Came to Nashua in 1853 and Lived in Log House Where Nashua Feed Mill Is Now Located
     Phoebe Ripley, the third child of David and Easter Ripley, was born October 5, 1825, in Gallia county, Ohio, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jake Jones, near Carrville, on Monday, March 16, 1925, at the age of 99 years, 5 months and 11 days.
     In April, 1845, she was married to Wm. B. Carter, in Gallia county, O. In the spring of 1853 she and her family came west, built their first home, a log house, on the banks of the Cedar river where the Nashua mill now stands. Later they moved to their home farm on the Charles City road, where her children grew to manhood and womanhood. The children are: Addie Carter, who preceded her in death in the spring of 1914; Marion, of Toledo, Wash.; Alice Bumgardner, of Charles City; Bowen, of Birch Tree, Mo.; Julia Rawson, of Ackley, Minn.; Olive Sperbeck, of Nashua; David and Lorenzo D., of Charles City; William of Appleton, Minn.; George of Charles City, and Arminta Jones of Nashua. Her husband died about thirty-four years ago.
     For many years she had made her home with her children, spending most of the last eighteen years with her daughter, Mrs. Jones, at whose home she died.
     She first united with the Baptist church at Cherokee, later uniting with the Baptist church in Nashua. Grandma Carter, as she was most commonly called, though living the life of a pioneer, had many blessings in the last lap of her journey; such as good health, good eyesight, mentally strong, able to do the common things of life up until the last year. About Christmas time she began to fail, being able to be up only part of each day. A few days ago she was taken with bronchitis and in her weakened condition it caused her death.
     Besides her children she leaves thirty-four grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and a number of great great grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. Julia Johnson, who is still young and active at 88 years of age.

It matters not the time of year.
It matters not the day.
It always leaves an aching heart.
When mother's gone for aye.

[Note: She is buried at Riverton CE. in Iowa. Phoebe Ripley Carter's grandparents, Joshua and Rhoda Ripley, were early arrivals to Gallia County and are buried at Ripley CE. William B. Carter was a son of Isaac and Alice (Armstrong) Carter.]

The Nashua Reporter/Accessed through Ancestry/Newspapers and Periodicals
March 25, 1925
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Carter, Raymond L.

     Raymond L. Carter, 77, a resident of Kerr, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health the past four years.
     Mr. Carter was a retired employee of the Gallia County Highway Department and was a school bus driver in the Hannan Trace School District. He and his wife also operated a farm in Harrison Twp. for several years before retiring in 1965.
     He was born June 27, 1901, in Harrison Twp., son of the late Noah and Addie Crouse Carter. He married Nettie Caldwell on Feb. 14, 1931, at Clipper Mill. She survives, along with the following children: Leslie Eugene Carter, Kerr; Mrs. Allena Jordon, Columbus; Mrs. Elsie Chevalier, Columbus; Gerald Carter, Canal Winchester; Mrs. Patricia Queen, Canal Winchester; Mrs. Linda Wiseman, Columbus; Donald Carter, Quincey, Ohio and Mrs. Carolyn Rodensteine, Columbus. Twelve grand and one grandson-in-law survive.
Two sisters survive: Mrs. Roma Marshall, Columbus and Mrs. Ruby Trout, Northup. One sister, Mrs. Genie McKean preceded him in death on April 24, 1964. He attended Dickey and Clark Chapel Churches.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. James Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 21, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carter, Rebecca Jane [Mollohan]

     Rebecca Jane Carter, 74, Chauncey, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996 at her residence. Born June 27, 1922 in Braxton County, W. Va., daughter of the late Martin and Zona Carpenter Mollohan, a former resident of Gallipolis, she was a retired employee of the Gallipolis State Institute, with 25 years of
service.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leo Carter, in 1976; and a son, Carl Dean Dodridge. Surviving are a daughter, Mary “Sis” (Tom) Hoskins of Chauncey; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Woodrow Mollohan of Vinton, Dewey Mollohan of Wilkesville, and Darrell “Buck” Mollohan of Bickmore, W. Va.; and five sisters, Ethel Rife of Chauncey, Martha Ward Argabright of Wellston, Clovie “Pet” Brown and Reva Johnson, both of Vinton, and Opal Hardesty of Richmondale.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 7, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carter, Robert

Death of Judge Robert Carter, A Pioneer.
     Death has claimed another one of our pioneer residents, Judge Robert Carter. His death was not an untimely one, for his life has been withering for the past year. Few men living outside of Gallipolis are better known than he was who has been called beyond, and his death will bring sorrow to the hearts of his host of friends. Deceased was a man of straightforward and dignified demeanor, strict
integrity, and his death is sincerely lamented.
     Deceased was born in Walnut township, this county, Jan. 15, 1814, and was 83 years of age at the time of his death. The ultimate cause of his death was the infirmities of old age. His wife preceded him a number of years ago and beside her his remains were interred Thursday afternoon in the burial grounds at Salem church.
     He was the father of ten children, five of whom survive him. Viz: William A., Missouri, John H., Anna and James P. Carter, who will cherish the memory of a good, kind, indulgent father. Judge Carter served as Probate Judge of this county about a quarter of a century ago and was elected county commissioner two consecutive terms. He became a member of the Odd Fellows twelve years ago, joining Patriot lodge, and under their ritual be laid to rest.
     Wetherholt had charge of the funeral.

The Galllipolis Journal
Tuesday, April 27, 1897
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart


Carter, Ruth E. [Smith]

Young Mother of New Baby Dies Suddenly
Mrs. Ruth Carter, Bride Of 1935, Succumbs To Peritonitis At Guyan Tp. Home
     Mrs. Ruth Carter, aged 17, wife of Charles Carter, died of peritonitis Friday morning at their home in Guyan Tp. west of Mercerville.
     Week ago Thursday she gave birth to a girl baby; and while she had been under the care of a physician, her death came unexpectedly and as a great shock to their neighbors and friends. The baby is getting along quite satisfactorily, it is said.
     The Carters figured in a double wedding at Catlettsburg less than a year ago. The other couple were Mr. and Mrs. Hibbard Porter, Mrs. Porter being the mother of Charles Carter by her first marriage; and Mrs. Carter was the granddaughter of Mr. Porter. Since the double marriage, the two couples have lived in the same house.
     Decedent was a daughter of Clyde Smith and the late Mary Porter Smith and was born at Miller, Lawrence county. She was reared, however, in Guyan tp., and her father, married the second time, lives not far from the Porter-Carter home.
     Funeral services will be held at Mercerville at 2 o’clock Sunday. Burial there by Halley.

[Note: June 13, 1919 – Feb. 7, 1936; Age 16 yrs. 7 mos. 24 das. Her daughter was born Jan. 30, 1936.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 8, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Carter, Sallie [Amos]

     A woman "whose price was far above rubies" has gone out from among us. Mrs. Thomas Carter departed this life at Patriot, Ohio, July 20, 1894, full of years and of good works.
     She was a daughter of Asa and Nancy Amos and was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia October 27, 1819, was married at the age of 16 to Thomas Carter of Gallia County, Ohio, and became the mother of thirteen children: H.C. Carter, Gallipolis; F.M. Carter, Patriot; C.W. Carter, Cadmus; Chas. W. Carter, Patriot; Mrs. Harvey Ripley, Patriot; Mrs. J.S. Roach, Waverly; Mrs. Ed Ecker, Gallipolis; Mrs. Joseph Wagner, Oakland, Maryland. A sorrowing husband who waits but till the short remnant of his earthly pilgrimage be accomplished that he may join her in the "Better Land" and eight children mourn her loss and will not be comforted.
     Mrs. Carter was a kind and loving mother, devoted wife, and a sincere friend. In health she studied and practiced the teaching of God's word and in sickness she bore her suffering with meek and uncomplaining resignation, saying simply and mildly, "His Will be Done."

[Note: Reprinted from Descendants of John Carter-Mary Lehr and Alexander Waddell-Eleanor Roush, Frances Copeland Stover, 1968, Supplement, p. 5. She is buried in Salem CE. It appears to be a reprint of an obituary in the Gallipolis Journal, August 1, 1894. Her name is Sarah E. Carter on the tombstone.]

Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Carter, Mrs. Thomas

     Mrs.Thomas Carter, of Patriot, died of paralysis on Friday of last week. Funeral services were held on Sunday, at Salem Church, near Waterloo. Burial by Hayward & Son. Mrs. Carter was the mother of Mr. Clay Carter and Mrs. Ed Ecker, of this city, F.M. Carter, of Patriot, and Mrs. Joseph Wagner,of Oakland, Md. She was an excellent lady, and her death in much regretted.

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 28, 1894
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan                                                                           Top of Page


Carter, Sarah A. [Wiseman]

Mrs. Morgan Carter Suicides While Despondent Over Long Illness
     Despondent and temporarily deranged on account of continued ill health, Mrs. Morgan Carter, a highly respected woman, living near Bethesda in Walnut Township, killed herself early Monday morning by cutting her throat with a razor. Her condition had been alarming for several days and the members of her family were keeping a close watch on her, but she managed to escape them long enough to take her life.
     The funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Bethesda Church by Rev. McConnell. The services were attended by a large gathering of friends of the deceased.
     She was about sixty years of age and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wiseman. She is survived by her husband, five sons, Leonard, Ross, Eugene, Ernest and Ellis; and a daughter, Miss Mae.
     Mrs. Carter was a most estimable woman and the many friends of the family extend heartfelt sympathy to them in their great sorrow.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth September 11, 1859; date of death March 4, 1918; mother Manda Irwin.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 7, 1918
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Carter, Sarah [Clark]

Death Comes To Mrs. Charles Carter of Harrison Township
     Mrs. Sarah Clark Carter, wife of Charles Carter, died at her home in Harrison Tp., Friday night, of pneumonia, after a short illness. The funeral services were held at Macedonia Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. L. Porter officiating.
     Mrs. Carter was a splendid woman, and her death has brot [sic] deep sorrow to her loved ones and to her many friends. She is survived by her husband and four children, namely, Mrs. A. J. Lusher and Mrs. Niday of Mercerville, W.I. and Oscar Carter. S. V. and Lewis Clark were her brothers, and Mrs. C. C. Arthur her sister.
     Mr. Carter is a brother of W. B. Carter of this city and of Guy Carter of Tuscola, Ill. The wives of all three have died within the last 9 months., Mrs. Guy Carter was a sister of Probate Judge F. S. Gates.

[Note: 1849-1910]

Gallipolis Journal
January 26, 1910
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                   Top of Page


Carter, T. Earl

     T. Earl Carter, 85, of Media [Pennsylvania], a retired barber, died Sunday in Riddle Memorial Hospital, Middletown. Born in Gallipolis, Ohio, Mr. Carter had lived in Media for 45 years. He had operated Carter's Barber Shop on South Avenue, Media, for many years. Mr. Carter was a Mason and belonged to all Scottish Rite bodies of the order. He was a 50- year Blue Lodge member. He also belonged to the First United Methodist Church Media.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Hood; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Carter, Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. Ted Bintz, Fremont, Ohio. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First United Methodist Church, State and Lemon Sts. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours.

Delaware [Pennsylvania] County Daily Times
August 19, 1975
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Carter, Thomas J.

DIED
     Carter - May 6th, 1870, of Consumption, Thomas J. Carter, son of Judge Robert Carter, of Perry township. Aged 23 years.

Gallipolis Journal
May 12, 1870
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page


Carter, Virgil B.

V. B. Carter, 75, Claimed Saturday
     Virgil B. Carter, 75, a retired mechanic, died in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Pt. Pleasant, around 12:55 p.m. Saturday. A resident of Patriot Star Route, Mr. Carter had been hospitalized the past 11 days.
     He was born June 12, 1896, in Perry Twp., son of the late James P. and Dora Belle Jenkins Carter. He married Esta McCall on June 26, 1915, in Gallipolis at the Baptist parsonage. She survives, along with one son, Teddy Carter, Columbus. Four daughters survive: Mrs. Ray (Catherena) McCarty, Oceola, Ohio; Mrs. Otha (Bonnie) Cremeens, Northup; Mrs. Homer (Faye) Rasmusson, Brighten, Mich., and Mrs. Lynis (Janis) Harrison, Patriot Star Route. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. Twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive. One brother survives, Earl Carter, Media, Pa. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Nellie Carter, Dayton, and Mrs. Jessie Bintz, of Fremont.
     Mr. Carter was formerly employed at the Ford Garage and Walter Wise Garage in Gallipolis. His last employment was at the White Implement Co.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p. m. Tuesday at Miller's Home for Funerals with Rev. Harry Cole officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 7, 1972
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards


Carter, W. Everett

W. Everett Carter Died Tuesday P.M.
     W. E. Carter, aged 54, whose home was on Lincoln Ridge died at the Holzer Hospital at 1:10 Tuesday afternoon. The body was removed to the morgue of Geo J. Wetherholt & Sons. Mr. Carter, suffering from infections from a thorn prick had been in an almost hopeless condition since Sunday.
     Mr. Carter was the son of the late Wilson Carter and had spent his entire life in Gallia county. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Dora Thivener Carter, a son Leo, at home, and a daughter, Wealtha, wife of Parker Clark, of Vinton Avenue. He is also survived by these brothers and sisters, Lettie, who is Mrs. Al Cretora, of Middletown. Garnet wife of Lewis Miller, Cedar Street, Gertie, wife of Bert Christie, who is in charge of the farm cottage at the O. H. E.  Denver, of Pennsylvania, Ernest of Huntington, Sydney of Columbus, Noah and Gilbert, who reside in the Lincoln neighborhood.
     Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at Mt. Pleasent (Dickey chapel) with Rev. Ray Beegle officiating and burial will be in the church cemetery by C. R. Halley. 

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 22, 1933
Transcribed by Jace Little


Carter, William

     CARTER-On the morning of July 18, 1889, at his residence in Harrison Tp., this county. William Carter passed quietly and peacefully away at the advanced age of 83 years. The inception of his infirmities was several years ago and allopathy proved to be no alterative, and his health has been impaired gradationally. Two weeks previous to his death he was prostrated with that sudden and lamentable disease, paralysis, which claimed him as its victim. All that was in human aid to do was done by kind and attentive friends to alleviate his sufferings, but revivification was impossible, and responsive to the Master's call his spirit took flight to the haven of eternal rest.
     He was born in Virginia, Feb. 16, 1806, and emigrated to this county with his parents when quite young, and as can be perceived has passed through the vicissitudes from early pioneer life up to the present. His advent here was weird and incidental. It afforded him great pleasure to relate his adventures in early life. The country then was sparsely settled, and abounded with wild game, and was the huntsman's paradise. He had participated in many exciting chases. He was hospitable and a father to the needy, and his social qualities and genial disposition gained him many friends. He advocated the Union cause in the late war, but his age disqualified him from service, but he furnished two sons for the Union army. He attached himself to the M. E. Church many years ago and remained a faithful member to the last. Six sons and two daughters survive him, and are left to mourn their irretrievable loss.

The eye that shuts in a dying hour
Will open the next in bliss;
The welcome will sound in the heavenly world
Ere the farewell is hushed in this;
We pass from the clasp of mourning friends
To the arms of the loved and lost;
And those smiling faces will greet us there
Which on earth we valued most.
                                                          E. L.

[Note: William Carter was a son of John and Mary (Lahr) Carter arriving in Gallia County from the Shenandoah Valley area in the early 1800's. He married Caroline P. Halley in 1829 in Gallia County. Both are buried at Patriot CE.]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
August 20, 1889
Obituary located by Teresa Herrmann in 2005
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Carter, William B.

    William B. Carter, whose death was noticed in our last issue, was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, July 16, 1823, and lived there until 1853, when he moved to Nashua where he lived some six months and then moved to the farm four miles north of Nashua where he has since resided. He leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss. He died at his residence August 4th, 1891, living only a few days after his sad accident.
     The funeral services were held in the house, Rev. Evans, of Charles City, preaching the funeral sermon. His remains were buried in Riverside Cemetery at Charles City. Mr. Carter was a kind father and
husband, the best of neighbors, and one of the leading citizens of Riverton Township. His sudden death
is the cause of universal mourning by all who knew him, and all extend a heartfelt sympathy for the
bereaved wife and children.

[Note: William B. Carter was a son of Isaac and Alice (Armstrong) Carter, and a grandson of John and Mary (Lahr) Carter. His first wife was Phebe Ripley, daughter of David C. and Easter (Griswold) Ripley, a granddaughter of Joshua and Rhoda Ripley. Although a marriage year of 1848 is often given, thus far no record has been located by me. His 2nd wife was Roselthe A. Loper Tiffany. His date of birth was more likely between 1825-1828.]

The Weekly Nashua Post (Iowa)
August 14, 1891
Provided by Valerie Fisher
Sent by Lynn Anders


Carter, William P.

Carter, William P.
     William P. Carter was born in Gallia co., Ohio, November 18, 1826; moved to Missouri in 1856 and lived in Putnam co. all through the war, then in 1865 he moved to near Kellerville in Adams county, Ill.: move to Schuyler co., in 1881, locating near Camden where he resided until death Oct. 23, 1891. He was married in 1845 to Mary J. Shoemaker, who with nine children (all grown) are left to mourn their loss. The children all realize that they have lost a kind and good father, the neighbors a trusted and honored friend.     

We miss thee from thy place dear father:We miss thee from thy place.
A shadow o’er our life is cast, We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand, Thy fond and earnest care:
Our home is dark without thee, We miss thee everywhere.

[This obituary was retyped from a previously typed version rather than from the original newspaper article. The typed verse is included but an internet search found a similar and perhaps more correct version of the verse.]

The Rushville Times, Rushville, Schuyler Co., Illinois
Thursday November 5, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Carter, Wilson (Brady)

Member of well known family Passes
     Wilson Carter died Sunday morning about 6 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Miller, Cedar street, after six months illness of heart trouble. Mr. Carter was born in Gallia county and lived his entire life of 76 years in it. Until he came to Gallipolis several years ago he lived on a farm near Lincoln, but had followed the carpenter trade since coming to town.
     Surviving relatives are six sons, Noah, Gilbert and Everett, Gallia county; Selby, Columbus; Emmett, Huntington and Denver, Texas and three daughters, Mrs. E. J. Cretors, Middletown; Mrs. J. M. Christy and Mrs. Lewis Miller, Gallipolis, making his home with the latter for several years.
     Short services will be held at his late home at 8:30 Tuesday morning by Rev. A. H. Beardsley, after which the body will be taken to Mt. Pleasant church, for further services at 11 a.m. Burial in the cemetery there in charge of A. E. Tope.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 23, 1927
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Cartt, Ella L. [Doss]

Mrs. Ella Cartt
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Ella Cartt, 87, of Kanauga, formerly of Mason County, died Saturday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Marvin Wears, Kanauga.
     Mrs. Cartt was born at Fraziers Bottom, Dec. 11, 1879, a daughter of the late James and Mary Wray Doss. Her father was a veteran of the Civil War. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Everett in 1939 and by two children.  Her only survivors are several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home, Point Pleasant after 2 p.m. Sunday.

[Note: 12/11/1879 - 12/18/1965 ; Wife of Samuel Everett Cartt ; Buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Pt. Pleasant, WV]

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 19, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Case, Mrs. Luther [Lovett]

Death of Mrs. Case
     Mrs. Luther Case, daughter of Joe Lovett, a former resident of this city, died at Glenwood of tuberculosis last Saturday, [Feb. 6,1910] aged 26 years. She leaves behind a husband and one son, and three brothers and four sisters. The remains were brought here Tuesday and intered at Mound Hill by Weatherholt.

[Note: death date calculated using birthday calculator]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb 9,1910                      
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                          Top of Page


Casey, Donna Jean [Oliver]

     Donna Jean Casey, 27, of Gallipolis, O., was recovered from the river Wednesday evening. Born Jan. 28, 1940, in Mason County, she was a daughter of Harold and Mabel Madden Oliver of Gallipolis and was a part time employed waitress at the Dance Restaurant at Kanauga, O. She was a member of the Church of God at Gallipolis.
     Surviving besides her parents are the husband, Harold Casey; two children, Richard Lee, 2, and Cathy, 9 months; and a sister, Mrs Barbara Donahoe of Chesapeake, O. The body is at the Miller Home For Funerals in Gallipolis.

Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 21, 1967
Transcribed by Lew Casey


Casey, Elizabeth [Mayes]

Death of Mrs. Casey
     Mrs. Elizabeth Casey, widow, living at 76 Pine Street, died this Monday morning, March 27, 1911, of pneumonia. She is between 75-80 years old and is survived by sons: Samuel, Edwin, George, James and John. George resides in Mason County and John at Barboursville. Mrs. Casey belonged to the Baptist Church and was a pleasant old lady.
     Her funeral services will be conducted Tuesday and the interment by Wetherholt will be in Mercers Bottom at Buckle Chapel.

[Note: Born June 6, 1838 Mason County, WV; died: March 27, 1911. Parents: Thomas Mayes and Mary Alexander]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 27, 1911
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Casey, Hazel [Kinder]

     Hazel Lee Casey, 54, a resident of 421 First Avenue, died in Holzer Medical Center around 9 p.m. Saturday. She was born at Monessen, PA, on March 13, 1920, daughter of the late Charles Richard Kinder and Abbie Stedman Kinder, who survives.
     She married Raymond S. Casey on May 8, 1937. He survives. Three sons survive: James, Dayton; Harold, Columbus; and T-Sgt. Lewis Casey, Ft. Meade, MD; two daughters: Carol Sue Worby, Teheran, Iran; Miss Linda Casey, at home. Eight grandchildren survive. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Virginia Day, Gallipolis and Mrs. Margaret Riffle, Addison. One brother, Richard Kinder, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller's Home for Funerals with Rev. Joe D. Will officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, friends and relatives are asked to contribute to the cancer fund.

Gallipolis Tribune
18 Nov 1974
Transcribed by Linda Lane                                                                             Top of Page


Casey, John Alexander

     John Alexander Casey was born June 5, 1866, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair Casey of Mason County, W. Va. and died at 10:30 o'clock a. m. May 23, 1939 at the home for Aged conducted by Mrs. Bessie Higgins, 439 Second Avenue.
     Mr. Casey was married three times. He was married to Sarah Bateman, now deceased. Born to this union was one daughter, Mrs. Mary Slayton of Gallipolis. His second marriage was to Sarah Jane Lewis, now deceased. He is survived in this union by one daughter, Rozella Gale of Ashley, Ohio, and five sons, Carl, John, Lincoln, Clarence and Raymond Casey, all of Gallipolis.
     He is also survived by his third wife, Ethel Raike, and fifteen grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and three brothers, George Casey of Apple Grove, W. Va., James Casey of Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va., and Samuel Casey of Rodney, Ohio. One sister, Jane, and three brothers, Edward, Albert and Wesley, preceded him in death.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1939
Transcribed by Lew Casey


Casey, John Milton

Death Comes In Flash To John Milton Casey
As He Listens Alone to Radio in Elks Club Rooms,
Where He Had Worked for Years

Funeral at 3 [o’clock] Friday
     John Milton Casey, 55, colored, dropped dead in the Elks club rooms about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. He had gone there to look after his duties as janitor, a position he had held for perhaps 15 years. (A brief notice of his death appeared in a large part of Tuesday’s last edition). His lifeless body, lying on the floor of the reading room, was found by Charles Huber. Its position indicated that Casey had been seated in front of the radio and had toppled from his chair. The radio was “tuned in” and a distant orchestra was playing a requiem for the faithful and popular janitor.

Ill All Winter
     Dr. J. T. Hanson was called and pronounced death to be due to a sudden heart attack. For several months John had been in poor health, suffering from severe heart affection, [sic] but during the last month had recuperated to such an extent he felt able to resume his work for the Elks. He lived in his own property at 731 Third Avenue.
     John was born and spent his whole life in Gallipolis. He was a son of the late George and Cordelia Casey and would have been 56 years old next Oct. 14. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Casey, and seven bright children; and from one who knows comes assurance that their family was one of genuine love and whole-hearted devotion. He was a kindly soul and made a host of friends and was acquainted with nearly everyone in Gallipolis and was known as a devoted and indulgent husband and father.
     For 30 years he was in the employment of one of the city’s oldest families, the Luptons, and gained a reputation for reliability and integrity. He is the last of his father’s family, a sister, Mrs. Mayme Williams, having preceded him in death. His children are John, Thompson, William, James, Paul, Robert and Elizabeth.
     The funeral services will be held at John Gee Chapel at 3 o’clock Friday, an hour and a half after hour for the funeral of Miss Lena Dills. Interment will be made in Pine Street Cemetery by Undertaker W. N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 27, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Casey, Raymond S.

     Raymond S. Casey, 76, 430 First Avenue, Gallipolis, died Sunday, May 2, 1993 at Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired employee of the Ohio Valley Bank and a World War II U.S. Navy and Army veteran. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4464, Disabled American Veterans Post 5 and the Gallia County Senior Citizens Center.
     He was born October 9, 1916 in Mason County, W.Va., the son of John and Sarah Lewis Casey. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Sims Boster Casey; three sons, James W. Casey of Paris, TX; Harold L. Casey of Columbus and Lewis E. Casey of San Angelo, TX; two daughters, Carol Sue (David) Varney and Linda Lane, both of Gallipolis; one stepson, Ron Boster of Smithville, N.C; one stepdaughter, Kathleen (William) Darnell of Centerville; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and two sisters, Rosella Gale of Cardington and Mary Slayton of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Hazel Lee Casey, in 1974 and three brothers.
     Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel. Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. David S. Varney officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the VFW Post 4464 of Gallipolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gallia County Senior Citizens Center, 220 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 3, 1993
Transcribed by Lew Casey
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Casey, Sarah Ellen [Bateman]

Death of Mrs. Casey
     Mrs. Sarah Ellen Casey, wife of John E. Casey, departed this life February 22, 1904 in the 28th. year of her age. The cause of her death was confinement. She left a husband and two little girls to mourn their great loss.
     Funeral services were held at her home by Mr. E.L. Menager and she was laid away to rest in Pine Street Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt Tuesday afternoon.
     Her maiden name was Bateman and she came here with her husband from Lawrence County and is said to have been a kind, good woman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday evening, Feb. 25, 1904
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Cassidy, Millard Parkus

Death Notices
Millard Parkus Cassidy
     Millard Parkus Cassidy, 69, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Aug. 25, 1929 in Mallory, W.Va., son of the late Millard Parkus Sr. and Mary Bartrum Cassidy, he retired in 1985 from the Gallia County Local Schools. He taught at several Gallia County schools and had served as principal at Green Elementary, Hannan Trace, Rio Grande, North Gallia High School, Southwestern Elementary and Cadmus.
     He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Gallipolis, the board of the Guiding Hand School, the Gallia County Fair Housing Board, the Gallia County Retired Teachers Association, and was past president of the Gallipolis Kiwanis Club. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of American Legion Lafayette Post 27.
     Surviving are his wife, Jean Scites Cassidy, whom he married Sept. 2, 1948 in Pleasant View, W.Va.; a daughter, Shelia Rottker of Gallipolis; a grandson; two sisters, Patty Davis and Rosie Belcher, both of Logan, W.Va.; a brother, Michael Cassidy of Colorado Springs, Colo; a half-brother, Sammy Cassidy of Virginia; and a half-sister, Rae Miller of Bonita Springs, Fla. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Rosa Lee Cassidy, in 1969.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Cecil Jones and the Rev. Eugene Harmon officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the chapel from 6-9 tonight.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Casteel, Nancy Jo

     GALLIPOLIS -- Nancy J. Casteel, 55, of 460 Lariat Drive, Gallipolis, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2000 at her residence. Born August 26, 1945 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Charles Myer Casteel and Helen Maxine Pickens Casteel.
     She was a graduate of the Holzer Hospital School of Nursing, and has been employed at Holzer Medical Center for 33 years. She was currently the patient care manager for the Department of Pediatrics at Holzer Medical Center. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and as a church elder. She was also a member of the Ohio Hospital Association and the Registered Nurses Association (RNA).
    Nancy is survived by a sister, Mary Catharine Casteel of Joplin, Missouri; a brother, Charles Myer Casteel Jr., of San Antonio, Texas; a cousin, Carolyn (Ernie) Sheesley of Gallipolis; two nieces, Catharine Coughenour of Coalton, and Barbara Graham of Florida; two nephews, Charles Fish of Marietta, and Thomas Lynn of Belpre; a great-niece Bethany Catharine Coughenour of Coalton; and a great-nephew, Kristopher Mark Coughenour of Coalton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Casteel.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2000 in the First Presbyterian Church of Gallipolis, with the Rev. Raafat L. Zaki officiating. Interment will follow on the family plot in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown, West Virginia. Friends may call at Cremeens Funeral Chapel on Monday, September 4, 2000 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to services.
     Memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to the Pediatric Toy Fund, in care of Holzer Medical Center, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
September 3, 2000
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Castle, Edith [Green]

Mrs. Castle Succumbs
     Mrs. Edith Green Castle, 71, a resident of Rt. 1 Vinton, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at the home of a daughter at Chesapeake, W. Va. She had been in the daughter’s home for the past two weeks. Mrs. Castle, a native of Bladen, was born March 1, 1888 to John Henry and Minnie Nora Green. Her marriage to Denney Castle took place on Jan. 6, 1912, and he died on Sept. 15, 1957. They operated a farm for many years between Porter and Vinton on Rt. 160.
     A son and a daughter survive; Felton Castle of Rt. 1 Gallipolis, and Mrs. Vernie Green of Chesapeake, W. Va. There are four grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister who survive are John and Worthy Green and Mrs. Elva Sheets, all of Crown City.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCoy Funeral home. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home. Rev. Noble Russell will officiate.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date of publication--died 15 October 1959
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Castle, Goldie [Ratliff]

Goldie Castle
     Goldie Castle, 74, Eureka Star Route, died Monday afternoon in Holzer Medical Center. Born Feb. 15, 1908, in Lookout, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Alex and Ella Sanders Ratliff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ermal Castle, two sisters and one brother. Surviving is a daughter, Emma Jean Chaney of Gallipolis; three sisters, Vadney Ratliff, Edith Easterling and Trubie Kaiser, all of Lookout; three brothers, Sterling Ratliff, Anthony Coleman and Rube Coleman, all of Lookout; a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
     She attended Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Richard Steele officiating.  Burial will be at Hill Cemetery in Thurman.  Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service.

[Note: Died August 9, 1982]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. August 9, 1982
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Casto, Carvosso

     Carvosso M. Casto, 71, Roush Road, Cheshire, died early this morning in Holzer Medical Center, following a lingering illness. Born March 3, 1912, son of the late Robert and Mae Scott Casto, he was sexton of Gravel Hill Cemetery for several years and was also a custodian for Gallia County elementary schools.
     Surviving are his wife, Ilean D. Little Casto; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Sylvia) Brown and Mrs. Earl (Katherine) Caldwell, both of Gallipolis and Mrs. Lawrence (Dorothy) Napper of Aberdene; a son, Paul, of Santa Monica, CA; seven grandchildren, four brothers, Floyd, Robert and Freemont, all of Columbus and Arthur of Cheshire and two sisters, Mrs. Eva Belle Davidson and Mrs. Beulah Carter, both of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald and a granddaughter.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home, Middleport, with Rev. John Jeffreys officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

[Note: Died June 23, 1983]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 23, 1983 Page 8, Col. 1
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Casto, Daisy [Day]

Area Woman Dies Thursday
     Mrs. Daisy Day Casto, 69, died at her home, Rt. 1, Bidwell, last night at 10:50 o’clock after an illness of five years. Mrs. Casto was born Jan. 1, 1882 to Alexander and Polly Ann Dillon Harrison, both of whom are deceased.
     On Feb. 11, 1905, she was married to Kenna Marley Casto in Jackson County, W. Va. She had been a member of the Methodist Church in Jackson County for many years.  She is survived by two sons, Frank Casto, Rt. 1, Vinton, and Leslie Tracy Casto, Rt. 2, Bidwell. One half brother, Grover Harrison of Charleston, W. Va., also survives.
     When weather conditions permit, the body will be taken by J. L. Coleman and Son to near Red House, W. Va., for burial.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Feb. 2, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Casto, Edward C.

Casto Baby Dies
     The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Granville Casto, reported as seriously ill last week, passed away Tuesday night. [Aug. 9, 1921.] A short funeral service was conducted at the home Thursday afternoon by T. M. Glenn, burial following in the McGhee cemetery.

[Note: Feb. 6, 1921 - Aug. 9, 1921]

The Gallia Times
Thursday, August 18, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Casto, Ella [Rife]

Mrs. Wm. Casto Died Wednesday
Funeral Is Set For 2 Friday, Old Kyger
     Mrs. Ella Rife Casto, wife of William Casto of Cheshire R. D. (Old Kyger) died at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Holzer Hospital. She was 71 years old and had always lived in the Old Kyger community. Her death was due to goitre and heart complications and she was brought to the hospital on Tuesday.
     Mrs. Casto was a daughter of Ellis and Sarah Yeauger Rife. She is survived by her husband and these five brothers, William, Amos, Clyde and Cornelius Rife, all of Cheshire and Kyger and Alvin Rife of Carpenter.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Old Kyger church. Interment will be made in Gravel Hill cemetery by Rawlings-Coates.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 26, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Casto, Foster C.

Foster C. Casto Dies Suddenly Of Heart Trouble
Rites To Be Held For 32 Year-Old Butcher 2 P.M. Sunday At Waugh’s
     Thirty-two-year-old Foster C. Casto, 2119 Chestnut St., butcher at the Evans Packing Co., passed away suddenly at 7 p.m. Thursday at home. Casto, who had been in failing health from heart trouble for a short time, returned home last night, apparently feeling fine, and after eating a hearty supper went to an adjoining room to read the evening paper where he succumbed immediately. Dr. Donald R. Warehime returned a verdict of death from coronary causes.
     The decedent, who was born at Hereford, W. Va., August 7, 1917, was the son of the late Allen and Anna Casto. He came here from Mason County about six years ago and has been employed at the Evans Packing house ever since. June 6, 1946, he was married to Miss Jane Coulter, who survives him in addition to two children, Donald Ray, 6 months, and Judith Kay, 6 years, and his mother, who is now Mrs. Anna Black, who made her home with her son.
     He is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Martha Nolan, St. Marys, W. Va.; Mrs. Pearl Mills, New Castle, Pa.; Mrs. Flossie Mattox, Mason, W. Va.; and Mrs. Frances Wright., Spencer, W. Va., and three brothers, Otho, Leon, W. Va.; Harmon, Henderson, W. Va., and Forrest, Mason City. The decedent was a member of the Ohio Valley Grange.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home and interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will be taken to the late home about 5 o’clock this evening, where it will remain until 11 o’clock Sunday, when it will be returned to the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 30, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Casto, Perry E.

P. E. Casto, Eastern Avenue Grocer, Dies
     Perry E. Casto, aged about 50, who conducted a grocery on Eastern Avenue, died at 10 a.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital where he was taken yesterday afternoon. Death was caused by a heart attack believed to have been super-induced by the heat. Surviving Mr. Casto are his wife and three children, Mary, Ervin and Anna.
     Burial will be at Bethel, near Leon, W. Va., Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev Clendenin and Rev. Holcomb will be in charge of the services. Mr. Casto was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and of the Modern Woodmen. A. E. Tope is completing the funeral arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 3, 1934

Casto Funeral Sunday
     There will be short services at the home Sunday at 10:30 o’clock for P. E. Casto, Eastern Avenue, who died in Holzer Hospital. Rev. Carl Clendenin will officiate and will also assist with the services at Bethel near Leon, W. Va., where the body will be taken for interment. The wife and three children, Roy, Anna, and Ervin survive.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 4, 1934
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Casto, Ray

Pvt. Ray Casto Killed On Train By Allied Planes
Official Report Of Tragedy Received At Last
     Mrs. Mary Russell Casto has received particulars of the tragic death of her husband, Pvt. Ray Casto, in Germany from the war department.
     Pvt. Casto, who became a prisoner of war on Nov. 8, was killed April 19, when British planes strafed the train on which he and other prisoners were returning to their camp, near Hamburg, from a small town where they had been working. Mrs. Casto was greatly comforted by a letter from one of her husband’s buddies, who was on the train also, and is now at his home in Alabama. He verified the war department’s report and said he attended Pvt. Casto’s burial the day after the accident in an American cemetery. A French priest officiated at the last rites.
     It was Dec. 4 that Mrs. Casto received the notice that her husband was missing in action in Germany on Nov. 8. Not until Feb. 9 did she learn that he was a prisoner and after that she heard directly from him five times, the last dated Feb. 25. His letters were all hopeful and cheerful. Knowing that he was a prisoner, Mrs. Casto could not understand the notice she received June 19 saying he had been killed in action until she had the further information.
     Ray Casto was almost 34 years old, the son of Mrs. Laura Casto of East Gallipolis. He leaves also a little daughter, Mary Faye, 2, a brother and a sister.
     This morning after the above was written, Mrs. Casto was notified that her husband had been awarded the Purple Heart medal, posthumously.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 11, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Casto, Raymond

Ray Casto Body To Lie In State
     The body of Pvt. Raymond Casto was taken Friday to his late home, 11 Vinton Ave., where friends may call until about an hour before the funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Church of the Nazarene. The body will lie in state in the church from 1 until 2 o’clock. The Rev. Vernon Shaffer, pastor, will officiate, and pallbearers will be Orville White, Ralph Waugh, Charles Lupton, James Venz, Paul Carter, and Raymond Shelton. Miller’s Home for Funerals will bury the 33 year-old soldier in Pine Street Cemetery. He was killed April 19, 1945, by British airplanes strafing the prisoner-of-war train on which he was a passenger.

Gallia Times
Saturday, June 4, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Casto, Sarah Naomi [Beller]

Mrs. B. G. Casto Dies At Vinton Sunday Forenoon
Funeral Is Set For 2 Wednesday At Residence
    
Mrs. Sarah Naomi Beller Casto, wife of Mayor Ben G. Casto of Vinton, died at their home there at 10 o’clock Sunday morning. She had been ill since August and for a while in the fall was a patient at the Holzer Hospital. She was 75 years old last Dec. 22.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Stephenson at the residence at 2 o’clock (fast time) Wednesday. Burial in Vinton Memorial Park by Butler-McCoy.
     Mrs. Casto, highly esteemed in the community in which she had lived for 28 years, was born in Virginia in 1869. She was a daughter of William Harrison [Beller] and years after her birth the family moved to Rock Castle, Jackson County, W. Va.
     On June 21, 1887, she and Mr. Casto were married. They came to Vinton in 1916 and they and family have been prominent in civic affairs. Mr. Casto, in addition to being mayor of the village, is widely known as a realtor.
     Ten children were born to the Castos and these nine survive: W. G. Casto, Ewington R.; John S., Flint, Michigan; Marie (Mrs. L. J. Bauer), Cleveland and Vinton; Charles Casto, Vinton; Clarence, Sandusky; Grace (Mrs. C. P. Edmiston), Vinton; Ethel (Mrs. Finley Newman), Cleveland; Virginia (Mrs. Robert Diggins) Charleston; Irene, a nurse at the parental home when not serving professionally elsewhere. There are 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Edwards of Sylvia, Kansas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 29, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Casto, Stanley Eugene

He Gave His Life
     In service but six months Pvt. Stanley Eugene Casto, aged 23, was a victim of the fighting in Germany. He entered the Army Oct. 10, 1944, went over March 7 and was killed in action April 13. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Granville Casto of Ewington and the grandson of Mayor B. G. Casto of Vinton.
     He was a graduate of Vinton High School and a fine young man with a bright future before him. His tragic death leaves fatherless a five-months baby daughter, Alice Jean, who with her mother, Mrs. Betty Dunfee Casto lives at Rutland. He visited them in January.
     Also surviving are six brothers, three in service: John in Alabama; Leon, now in a hospital at Fort Sill, Okla., after 22 months in the South Pacific and Raymond in Hawaii; Victor of Vinton, Jimmy and Billy of Ewington. There are also three sisters, Mrs. Naomi Ewing in California, Betty Casto of Cincinnati and Anna Lou at home.

[Note: 6/28/1922 - 4/13/1945; Company B, 23rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division, Died near Volkringhausen, Germany; s/o of William Granville and Cora Alice Smith Casto; Buried in Vinton Memorial Park, Vinton, Ohio] per find.a.grave

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 12, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Casto, William

William Casto Died Saturday
Rites 2 Wednesday At Old Kyger And Gravel Hill
     William Casto, 72, who had been virtually helpless for about a year, died at 4 o'clock Saturday near Cheshire. During that period he had been cared for at the home of his brother, Robert, and family, who live on the Roush lane. For some years before ill health compelled him to lessen his activities he was a subcription agent for The Tribune. Decedent was a son of the late Henry and Adaline Ewing Casto. William married but had no children and his wife died several years ago. He is survived by two brothers, the one mentioned and Henry Casto of Middleport.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the First Kyger Baptist Church, probably with Rev. William Mayes in charge. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery by Rawlings and Coates.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 8, 1946
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Casto, Wilma J.

     Mrs. William [Wilma] Castro [Casto], wife of Mr. Robert Castro [Casto], died at her home near Kyger Monday, May 9th [6th], 1904, aged 21 years and 10 months. She was a daughter of Franklin and Emma Rife and was married to Robert Castro [Casto] April 16, 1899. She was a member of the First Kyger Church and a nice young lady whose death will be regretted by many friends. Besides a husband, she leaves her parents, three sisters, one brother and many other relatives.
     The funeral services were held at the First Kyger Church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Norman, interment following at Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Note: [Name is actually Wilma J. Casto, Wife of Robert Casto and died May 6, 1904]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 13, 1904
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Cating, John

Death Of Dr. Cating

Scion Of An Old And Prominent Family Passes To His Eternal Reward
     Dr. John Cating, whose critical condition was mentioned Saturday in the Daily Tribune, died that night, Dec. 29, 1906 at 10:30. The funeral services will be conducted at his late home, the Cating homestead, just beyond the city limits at one o'clock Tuesday, New Year's Day, by Rev. Ernest B. Meyer, of the Episcopal Church, the interment following at Pine Street Cemetery on the family lot by Hayward & Son.
     Dr. Cating was the oldest son of John and Isabel Cating, a prominent family. In his boyhood he attended the best institutions of learning here and at Marietta, Athens and Washington, PA, and we believe he was a graduate of Washington College. Later on he graduated from the Medical College of Ohio at Cincinnati and practiced medicine for awhile with Dr. G. W. Levisay, but never seemed to like the profession and of late years did but little in that line.
     He belonged to the old school of Democrats and took quite an interest in politics at one time. Of late years his health has not been good and he has come to town and mingled with people but very little. He was never married and always made his home at the old place now the home of Mr. A. R. Cating and family. Dr. John was a true friend and was hospitable and kind and had lots of friends, who will be sorry to learn of his death.
     An unusual incident is mentioned in connection with his death. The night he was born, his mother saved the candle that was burned in the room and gave it to him with the request that he burn it when he was married or when he died. Only a few weeks ago Mrs. Cating ran across the candle among some of the Doctor's things and asked him what he was saving that old candle for and he told her and it was burned at his death Sunday night.
     Talking with Dr. Charley Parker who attended him in his illness today, he said that it was his opinion that he had an attack of cerebral hemorrhage, which caused him to fall forward on his face and another hemorrhage may have followed. Sunday afternoon his mind cleared up very considerably, but it was seen that the end was not far away and at the time stated passed away.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Dec. 31, 1906
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Caton, Wayne

Infant Dies
     Wayne, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Caton, died last Saturday morning. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery by Funeral Director Butler.

The Gallia Times
“Vinton News Notes”
Thursday, July 28, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Catzen, C.S.

C.S. Catzen Dies at Home
     C.S. Catzen died at his home, 244 Second Ave., at 8 a.m. today. He had been in declining health for several years and was hospitalized for a period several months ago. A resident of Gallipolis for over 40 years he was engaged as a dealer in scrap metal for a long period and was a highly respected citizen.
     He was a native of Baltimore, Md. And when the family first settled in Gallipolis they lived at the corner of Fourth Ave. and State St. at the present site of the new Gallia Academy High School. Surviving him is his wife Minnie Catzen and two daughters, Miss Catzen of Athens and Irana who is married and lives in Montgomery W.Va. There are several grandchildren.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Wetherholt-Elliot-Sanders Funeral Home and will be announced later.

[Note: From death certificate: Name is Chester Simon Catzen; b. 1877 d.1/30/1959.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Caudill, Emily [Boston]

Mrs. G. Caudill Died Last Night
     Mrs. Garland Caudill, who has been ill since May, died at 11:30 last night at the Holzer Hospital. Suffering from a grave heart condition that made it necessary for her to lie as near motionless as possible, she was brought to the hospital from her home just above the mouth of Raccoon Creek on Nov. 23.
     Mrs. Caudill was 36 years old and lifelong resident of that section. She was a daughter of the late W. D. Boston. She is survived by her husband, who is a merchant and farmer and a member of the County Selective Service Board, and four children, Eddie and Jimmie, twins; Wayne and Anita Marie. Then there are these sisters and brothers: Mrs. Stacy Harbour, Mrs. Clara Chambers and Ithamar J. Boston, all of Bladen. W. B. Boston, Mrs. Myrtle Dewitt and Harry Boston, all of Eureka.
     The body was removed to C. R. Halley’s mortuary at Mercerville and no funeral arrangements had been announced early this afternoon.

Gallipolis Tribune
1953
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                              Top of Page


Caufman, Clara [Sommer]

Mrs. Caufman Succumbs At Home; Was 75
    
Mrs. Walter Caufman, 75, the former Clara Sommer, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 653 Second Ave. after a brief illness. She was born on Feb. 5, 1885 to the late John and Annabelle Wheeler Sommer, in Jackson county, W. Va. She was married to Walter Caufman on Sept. 9, 1903 at her home at Southside, W. Va. They removed to Gallia county in 1914, and lived on the Upper River Rd., and on Rt. 141 before coming to Gallipolis. Mrs. Caufman was a member of Grace Methodist Church.
     In addition to the husband, she is survived by seven children, Dr. Grace Caufman and Mrs. Catherine Case, both of Cincinnati, Mrs. Robert H. (Anna Ruth) Martin of Canaan, Conn., Miss Gladys Caufman, at home, John Caufman of Columbus, George Caufman, of San Diego, and William Caufman of San Diego, Calif. There are seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
     Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 25, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cavin, Clarissa [LeClare]

Death of Mrs. Clarissa Cavin
     Mrs. William or Clarissa Cavin, the oldest female, resident, perhaps, in town or county, passed away peacefully to her eternal home, on last Friday evening, January 4, 1889, at the hour of 6 o’clock, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Hobson McClurg of this city.
     Mrs. Cavin’s maiden name was Clarissa LeClare. Her parents came here with the second installment of emigrants from France, in the early days of the settlement of Gallipolis by the French. Clarissa was the seventh of seven daughters, born inside the old Fort on the Public Square, August 30, 1797, and was consequently, well advanced in her 92nd year. Mrs. Adelaide Maguet, who died last March, lacking but 18 days of 100 year was a sister, and Mrs. Lewis Denney, of near Porter, this county, is now the only surviving sister, Mr. Wm. Cavin, her husband, to whom she was married when but fifteen years old, died 43 years ago. By him she became the mother of thirteen children, seven of whom were reared to an adult age, Daniel, William, Lewis, Frank, Louise, Mary and Eliza. Four of these are yet living---Mrs. Louise Baltzell of Mt. Vernon, Ill. And William Cavin, Mrs. Zachariah Denney, and Mrs. Hobson McClurg. Twenty three grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild survive her also. The last, Guy Tippens, son of Mr. Jas. Tippens, is seven years old.
     Mrs. Cavin always resided here. After the death of her husband, she lived with her son Frank, on the corner of Third and Cedar Streets, until he died in 1877, and since then most of the time she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. McClurg. About four years ago, she received a slight paralytic stroke, which affected nearly all of her senses and general health to a greater or lesser extent, and it may be said that she has been in constant failing health ever since. She was a very remarkable woman in many respects. She had been a member of the M.E. Church for half a century and was devoted to her bible and Christian duties. She was extremely industrious and looked with disfavor on those who were not. She was an agreeable companion and an eminently good woman.
     Her funeral services were conducted at her late residence at 3:30PM Sunday, by Rev. M.V.B. Euans. Her burial was conducted by Hayward & Sons at the old cemetery. It will not be long until the link is broken which binds our people with those sterling characters, that came here and planted the seeds of civilization on the banks of the Ohio a hundred years ago. It excites our feeling as they are called one by one to join the great majority that are buried in the past. Peace be with them.

Gallipolis Journal
January 9, 1889
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Cavin, Hattie [Friend]

Mrs. Hattie Cavin Dies At Mackenzie Home Wednesday
     Mrs. Hattie Friend Cavin, of whose critical illness there was mention in these columns a few days ago, died at 7:30 last night at the home of Harold A. Mackenzie and family, 55-½ Court St. On Christmas day she was brought there from her own home at 925 Third Ave. Mrs. Cavin fell and was permanently crippled six years ago. Her death was caused by a heart condition and infirmities incident to her advanced age. Because of her near-helpless-ness, Mrs. Cavin was invited to come to the Mackenzie apartment and there received the tender care of Mrs. Mackenzie and other members of the family.
     Mrs. Cavin was born Feb. 28, 1864, in Oil City, Pa., and hence, lacked 17 days of reaching her 84th birthday. (Mrs. Mackenzie was born in the same city but it was some time after she came here that she knew that she and Mrs. Cavin hailed from the same town).
     Decedent was a daughter of Charles and Ann Callaway Friend. She was twice married. Her first husband was Joe Jolly, and they are survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Sharp of Detroit, who arrived here Monday. There are three grandchildren, Mrs. Wayne Barwell, Youngstown, who has often visited here, and Charles and Ernest Sharp, Detroit. There are two great-grandchildren. Decedent’s second husband was William A. Cavin, who had a blacksmith shop on Second Ave. opposite the post office for many years.
     For 17 years Mrs. Cavin was employed at the GSI and in later years was a seamstress. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and attended services regularly until she was physically disabled. Funeral will be held at the church but the time has not been fixed. The body is now at Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 12, 1948

Cavin Rites Set For 10:30 Saturday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Friend Cavin will be held at 10:30 Saturday morning at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Rev. Sidney Brown, rector of the Episcopal Church in Athens will officiate. Burial will be in Pine St. Cemetery by Claude Miller. The body will be in state at the church an hour before the time for the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 13, 1948

Rites For Mrs. Cavin Held This Forenoon
     Rev. Sidney Brown of Athens was unable to reach here to conduct the funeral of Mrs. Hattie Friend Cavin because of a highway accident not far from Athens. Rev. Mr. Thomas, rector of the Pt. Pleasant Episcopal church was summoned to take Mr. Brown’s place.
     Services were held at St. Peter’s Church with burial in Pine St. cemetery by Claude Miller. The pall bearers were W. W. Sigler, Phil Langhorne, John Davidson, Gus Frye, and Ernest Sharp. Rev. Mr. Brown telephoned the George F. Bovies that his car was wrecked in the accident referred to.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, February 14, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Cavin, Mary Irene (Mayme)

Death of Miss Cavin
     Miss Mary Irene Cavin, who was born and raised in this city, and well and favorably known by everyone died today, Thursday at 12 o’clock, after a long illness with liver trouble, aged 43 years, 6 months and 21 days. The family will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. The funeral services will be conducted at her late home by Rev. L. L. Magee Sunday afternoon. The hour has not yet been decided. Hayward & Son have charge of the burial at Pine Street cemetery.

[Note:  The name is spelled Mame Cavin on the tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 20, 1902

Funeral of Miss Cavin
     The funeral services at the interment of Miss Mayme I. Cavin, conducted at her late home on Third avenue at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, were very largely attended by the best people of the city. Rev. L. L. Magee officiated. The casket was literally buried in the choicest of flowers. The pallbearers were Messrs. Earl, Will and Bert McCormick, Dr. Hanson, W. Q. Miles and J. E. Halliday. The music and remarks were beautifully solemn and impressive.
     Miss Cavin was a lady with many friends. She was amiable and kind in disposition, refined in tastes, bright intellectually, adroit and dextrous in handiwork and pleasing in person, and her death was universally regretted. She found favor with her Creator during her illness, was resigned to her fate, and as the officiating minister said at the tomb, “Blessed are they who die in the Lord.” Her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cavin, and her two brothers and sister will have the sympathy of all in what we know must be an almost inconsolable loss.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday evening, March 24, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Cavin, William

An Old Citizen
Has Answered the Summons of Death
     Mr. William Cavin, residing on Third Avenue, between Cedar and Spruce streets, died last Friday morning, August 28, 1903, at 7:30 o’clock. The deceased was in the 85th year of his age, and with the exception of Mr. James Vanden, was the oldest native born citizen in this community. His mother, Mrs. Clara Leclaire Cavin, was the first French child born in this city. Mr. Cavin’s grandparents came to America from France and were among the first settlers in Gallipolis.
     When thirty years of age the deceased was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Campbell, who still survives her husband at the age of seventy-three. To them five children were born, three sons and two daughters. A daughter, Miss Mayme, and one son, Lewis, preceded their father in death. William John and Miss Roma are still at the old home. Mr. Cavin had thirteen brothers and sisters, but one of whom survives, Mrs. Eliza McClurg.
     During the war Mr. Cavin had charge of our jail, and afterwards conducted the Sherman House, which is now the Ulsamer Hotel. He was for many years a clerk on the wharf boat. The house in which Mr. Cavin was born still stands at the corner of Third Ave. and Cedar Street.
     The immediate cause of Mr. Cavin’s death was paralysis, with which he was stricken about six months ago. Rev. J. W. McCormick conducted the funeral services from the late home of the deceased at one o’clock last Sunday afternoon, and the burial was at the Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Son.

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